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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747788/klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-meningitis-epidemiology-virulence-and-antibiotic-resistance
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Yee-Huang Ku, Yin-Ching Chuang, Chi-Chung Chen, Mei-Feng Lee, Yan-Chang Yang, Hung-Jen Tang, Wen-Liang Yu
Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) resistance to broad-spectrum cephalosporin (BSC) in meningitis is important because of limited therapeutic options. To investigate the antibiotic resistance, virulence and epidemiology of KP in meningitis, we conducted a retrospective study for 33 non-metastatic isolates, including primary meningitis (n = 20) and post-craniotomy meningitis (n = 13) collected from 1999 to 2013. BSC resistance was found in 9 (27.3%) isolates, all from post-craniotomy meningitis, harboring bla SHV-5 (n = 6), bla CMY-2 (n = 2), bla DHA-1 (n = 2), and bla TEM-1B (n = 1)...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747625/the-regulation-of-hh-gli1-signaling-cascade-involves-gsk3%C3%AE-mediated-mechanism-in-estrogen-derived-endometrial-hyperplasia
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Jyoti Bala Kaushal, Pushplata Sankhwar, Suparna Kumari, Pooja Popli, Vinay Shukla, Mohd Kamil Hussain, Kanchan Hajela, Anila Dwivedi
The present study was undertaken to explore the functional involvement of Hh signaling and its regulatory mechanism in endometrial hyperplasia. Differential expression of Hh signaling molecules i.e., Ihh, Shh, Gli1 or Gsk3β was observed in endometrial hyperplasial (EH) cells as compared to normal endometrial cells. Estradiol induced the expression of Hh signaling molecules and attenuated the expression of Gsk3β whereas anti-estrogen (K1) or progestin (MPA) suppressed these effects in EH cells. Cyclopamine treatment or Gli1 siRNA knockdown suppressed the growth of EH cells and reduced the expression of proliferative markers...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741179/activation-of-liver-x-receptor-inhibits-oct2-mediated-organic-cation-transport-in-renal-proximal-tubular-cells
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Teerasak Wongwan, Suticha Kittayaruksakul, Nithi Asavapanumas, Varanuj Chatsudthipong, Sunhapas Soodvilai
Liver X receptor (LXR) is transcriptional factor that plays an important role in the regulation of energy metabolism such as cholesterol, lipid, and glucose metabolism as well as membrane transporters and channels. Using both in vitro and in vivo models, LXR regulation of the expression and function of renal organic cation transporter 2 (OCT2) was observed. Synthetic LXR agonist (GW3965) and endogenous LXR agonist (22R-hydroxycholesterol) significantly reduced the uptake of (3)H-MPP(+), a prototypic substrate of OCT2, in both OCT2- Chinese hamster ovary K1 and human renal proximal tubular cells (RPTEC/TERT1)...
July 25, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740507/mir-195-inhibits-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-cell-lines-by-targeting-ccnd1-and-fgf2
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Yali Yin, Shubin Hong, Shuang Yu, Yanrui Huang, Shuwei Chen, Yujie Liu, Quan Zhang, Yanbing Li, Haipeng Xiao
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA (miRNA) dysregulation was commonly seen in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and miR-195 was verified to be downregulated in PTC by the large data set analysis from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Our study aimed to explore the biological functions and the underlying molecular mechanisms of miR-195 in PTC. METHODS: The relative expression of miR-195 and its target genes were assessed by quantitative RT-PCR assay in 38 pairs of PTC and the adjacent thyroid tissues...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738722/effects-of-indirubin-and-isatin-on-cell-viability-mutagenicity-genotoxicity-and-bax-ercc1-gene-expression
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Manoela Viar Fogaça, Priscila de Matos Cândido-Bacani, Lucas Milanez Benicio, Lara Martinelli Zapata, Priscilla de Freitas Cardoso, Marcelo Tempesta de Oliveira, Tamara Regina Calvo, Eliana Aparecida Varanda, Wagner Vilegas, Ilce Mara de Syllos Cólus
CONTEXT: Indigofera suffruticosa Miller (Fabaceae) and I. truxillensis Kunth produce compounds, such as isatin (ISA) and indirubin (IRN), which possess antitumour properties. Their effects in mammalian cells are still not very well understood. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the activities of ISA and/or IRN on cell viability and apoptosis in vitro, their genotoxic potentials in vitro and in vivo, and the IRN- and ISA-induced expression of ERCC1 or BAX genes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HeLa and/or CHO-K1 cell lines were tested (3 or 24 h) in the MTT, Trypan blue exclusion, acridine orange/ethidium bromide, cytokinesis-blocked micronucleus (CBMN) and comet (36, 24 and 72 h) tests after treatment with IRN (0...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737447/pmab-52-specific-and-sensitive-monoclonal-antibody-against-cat-podoplanin-for-immunohistochemistry
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Shinji Yamada, Shunsuke Itai, Takuro Nakamura, Miyuki Yanaka, Noriko Saidoh, Yao-Wen Chang, Saori Handa, Hiroyuki Harada, Yumiko Kagawa, Osamu Ichii, Satoru Konnai, Mika K Kaneko, Yukinari Kato
Podoplanin (PDPN) is expressed in several normal tissues, such as lymphatic endothelial cells, podocytes of renal glomerulus, and type I alveolar cells of lung. PDPN activates platelet aggregation by binding to C-type lectin-like receptor-2 (CLEC-2) on platelet. Although monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against human PDPN, mouse PDPN, rat PDPN, rabbit PDPN, dog PDPN, and bovine PDPN have been established, anticat PDPN (cPDPN) mAbs have not been developed. In this study, we immunized mice with Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)-K1 cell lines expressing cPDPN, and developed anti-cPDPN mAbs...
July 24, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736500/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-three-chinese-hamster-ovary-cho-host-cells
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Ningning Xu, Chao Ma, Jianfa Ou, Wanqi Wendy Sun, Lufang Zhou, Hui Hu, Xiaoguang Margaret Liu
Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells have been widely used to express heterologous genes and produce therapeutic proteins in biopharmaceutical industry. Different CHO host cells have distinct cell growth rates and protein expression characteristics. In this study, the expression of about 1,307 host proteins in three sublines, i.e. CHO K1, CHO S and CHO/dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr)(-) , were investigated and compared using proteomic analysis. The proteins involved in cell growth, glycolysis, tricarboxylic acid cycle, transcription, translation and glycosylation were quantitated using Liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
August 15, 2017: Biochemical Engineering Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736222/hypermucoviscosity-rmpa-and-aerobactin-are-associated-with-community-acquired-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteremic-isolates-causing-liver-abscess-in-singapore
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Thean Yen Tan, Melissa Ong, Yvonne Cheng, Lily Siew Yong Ng
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective study investigated the clinical etiology of community-acquired bacteremic Klebsiellapneumoniae infections, and characterized laboratory and genetic markers which may be associated with primary liver abscess (PLA). METHODS: Community-onset K. pneumoniae bacteremic episodes from 2010 to 2011 were identified from the laboratory information system. Isolates were retrieved for susceptibility testing, hypermucoviscosity testing, PCR-based serotyping (K1, K2 and K5) and PCR detection of virulence genes (rmpA, alls, kfu and aerobactin)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732339/aryl-and-alkyl-phosphorus-containing-flame-retardants-induced-mitochondrial-impairment-and-cell-death-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cho-k1-cells
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Chao Huang, Na Li, Shengwu Yuan, Xiaoya Ji, Mei Ma, Kaifeng Rao, Zijian Wang
Phosphorus-containing flame retardants (PFRs) are increasingly in demand worldwide as replacements for brominated flame retardants (BFRs), but insufficient available toxicological information on PFRs makes assessing their health risks challenging. Mitochondria are important targets of various environmental pollutants, and mitochondrial dysfunction may lead to many common diseases. In the present study, mitochondria impairment-related endpoints were measured by a high content screening (HCS) assay for 11 selected non-halogen PFRs in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-k1) cells...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730606/technical-note-empirical-altitude-correction-factors-for-well-chamber-measurements-of-permanent-prostate-and-breast-seed-implant-sources
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Elizabeth Watt, David P Spencer, Tyler Meyer
PURPOSE: Previous studies in the literature have measured an altitude effect for low-energy brachytherapy seeds; a correction factor applied in addition to PTP to account for the breakdown of Bragg-Gray cavity theory at low energies in well-type ionization chambers. In clinical practice, many centres use altitude correction factors that are not seed-model-specific. The purpose of this work is to present altitude correction factors for several seed models without documented factors in the literature...
July 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729207/first-two-cases-of-severe-multifocal-infections-caused-by-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-switzerland-characterization-of-an-atypical-non-k1-k2-serotype-strain-causing-liver-abscess-and-endocarditis
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Baharak Babouee Flury, Valentina Donà, Niccolo Buetti, Hansjakob Furrer, Andrea Endimiani
BACKGROUND: We describe the first two multifocal invasive infections due to Klebsiella pneumoniae recently observed in Switzerland. METHODS: Phenotypic (MIC assays and string test) and molecular analyses (PCR/Sequencing for bla, virulence factor genes and whole genome sequencing for one strain) were performed to characterize the causative K. pneumoniae isolates. RESULTS: Both K. pneumoniae isolates (Kp1 and Kp2) were pan-susceptible to antibiotics and produced narrow-spectrum SHV β-lactamases...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717100/inhibitory-modulation-of-human-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-activities-by-dicyclohexyl-phthalate-in-human-breast-cancer-cell-lines
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Hiroyuki Okazaki, Shuso Takeda, Saki Matsuo, Masaya Matsumoto, Erika Furuta, Eriko Kohro-Ikeda, Hironori Aramaki
Phthalate esters (PAEs) are man-made compounds that are used widely in industry, and the ubiquitous exposure of humans to PAEs has been reported. Although some PAEs have been suggested to function as xenoestrogens in in vitro systems, such as human estrogen receptors (ERs) expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)-K1 cells, few studies have attempted to elucidate whether PAEs affect human ERα/ERβ-mediated signaling in human breast cancer cells (i.e., combination between human ERs and human cells). Thus, further experiments are needed in order to clarify the activities of PAEs...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717059/pharmacological-effects-of-a-vitamin-k1-2-3-epoxide-reductase-vkor-inhibitor-3-acetyl-5-methyltetronic-acid-on-cisplatin-induced-fibrosis-in-rats
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Masashi Uchida, Tomoya Miyoshi, Yohei Miyamoto
Cisplatin (CDDP) is a chemotherapeutic agent that is widely used in the treatment of lymphomas and solid malignancies. However, its clinical usage is limited by its severe side effects in the kidneys. Glomerular and tubular injuries in the kidneys commonly progress to interstitial fibrosis and, ultimately, the end stage of renal failure. We previously reported that 3-acetyl-5-methyltetronic acid (AMT) had inhibitory effects on rat renal vitamin K1 2,3-epoxide reductase (VKOR) in vitro and also suppressed mesangial cell proliferation and, consequently, the formation of fibrosis via the vitamin K-dependent activation of the growth arrest-specific 6 (Gas6)/Axl pathway in anti-Thy-1 glomerulonephritis (Thy-1 GN) in rats...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716126/the-effects-of-potato-virus-y-derived-virus-small-interfering-rnas-of-three-biologically-distinct-strains-on-potato-solanum-tuberosum-transcriptome
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Lindani Moyo, Shunmugiah V Ramesh, Madhu Kappagantu, Neena Mitter, Vidyasagar Sathuvalli, Hanu R Pappu
BACKGROUND: Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most economically important pathogen of potato that is present as biologically distinct strains. The virus-derived small interfering RNAs (vsiRNAs) from potato cv. Russet Burbank individually infected with PVY-N, PVY-NTN and PVY-O strains were recently characterized. Plant defense RNA-silencing mechanisms deployed against viruses produce vsiRNAs to degrade homologous viral transcripts. Based on sequence complementarity, the vsiRNAs can potentially degrade host RNA transcripts raising the prospect of vsiRNAs as pathogenicity determinants in virus-host interactions...
July 17, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709807/identification-of-a-new-b4galnact1-gm2-gd2-ga2-synthase-isoform-and-regulation-of-enzyme-stability-and-intracellular-transport-by-arginine-based-motif
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Fumi Shishido, Satoshi Uemura, Madoka Kashimura, Jin-Ichi Inokuchi
Glycosphingolipids (GSLs) are abundant in plasma membranes of mammalian cells, and their synthesis is strictly regulated in the Golgi apparatus. Disruption of GSL homeostasis is the cause of numerous diseases. Hundreds of molecular species of GSLs exist, and the detailed mechanisms underlying their homeostasis remain unclear. We investigated the physiological significance of isoform production for β1,4-N-acetyl-galactosaminyl transferase 1/B4GALNT1 (B4GN1), an enzyme involved in synthesis of ganglio-series GSLs GM2/GD2/GA2...
July 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705533/characterization-and-prediction-of-the-backscattered-form-function-of-an-immersed-cylindrical-shell-using-hybrid-fuzzy-clustering-and-bio-inspired-algorithms
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Said Agounad, El Houcein Aassif, Younes Khandouch, Gérard Maze, Dominique Décultot
The acoustic scattering of a plane wave by an elastic cylindrical shell is studied. A new approach is developed to predict the form function of an immersed cylindrical shell of the radius ratio b/a ('b' is the inner radius and 'a' is the outer radius). The prediction of the backscattered form function is investigated by a combined approach between fuzzy clustering algorithms and bio-inspired algorithms. Four famous fuzzy clustering algorithms: the fuzzy c-means (FCM), the Gustafson-Kessel algorithm (GK), the fuzzy c-regression model (FCRM) and the Gath-Geva algorithm (GG) are combined with particle swarm optimization and genetic algorithm...
June 20, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699238/increased-matrix-stiffness-promotes-tumor-progression-of-residual-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-insufficient-heat-treatment
#17
Rui Zhang, Min Ma, Gang Dong, Rong-Rong Yao, Jing-Huan Li, Qiong-Dan Zheng, Yin-Ying Dong, Hui Ma, Dong-Mei Gao, Jie-Feng Cui, Zheng-Gang Ren, Rong-Xin Chen
The aggravated behaviors of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) will occur after inadequate thermal ablation. However, its underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, we assessed whether the increased matrix stiffness after thermal ablation could promote the progression of residual HCC. Heat-treated residual HCC cells were cultured on the tailorable 3D gel with different matrix stiffness simulating the changed physical environment after thermal ablation and then were explored the mechanical alterations of matrix stiffness on cell phenotypes...
July 12, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698808/vitamins-k1-and-k2-the-emerging-group-of-vitamins-required-for-human-health
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Gerry Kurt Schwalfenberg
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence for the use of vitamin K supplementation in clinical conditions such as osteoporosis, vascular calcification, arthritis, cancer, renal calculi, diabetes, and warfarin therapy. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: PubMed was searched for articles on vitamin K (K1 and K2) along with books and conference proceedings and health conditions listed above. Level I and II evidence supports the use of vitamins K1 and K2 in osteoporosis and Level II evidence supports vitamin K2 in prevention of coronary calcification and cardiovascular disease...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696482/cytotoxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-stilbene-derivatives-in-cho-k1-and-hepg2-cell-lines
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Cassia Suemi Mizuno, Winnifred Ampomaah, Fernanda Ribeiro Mendonça, Gabriela Carvalho Andrade, Ariel Maria Nazaré da Silva, Mirian Oliveira Goulart, Raquel Alves Dos Santos
The cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of the stilbenes (E)-methyl-4-(3-5-dimethoxystyryl)benzoate (ester), (E)-4-(3-5-dimethoxystyryl)aniline (amino), (Z)-1,3-dimethoxy-5-(4-methoxystyryl)benzene (cis-TMS) and (E)-1,3-dimethoxy-5-(4-methoxystyryl)benzene (trans-TMS) were investigated in this work. Structural modifications of resveratrol, a naturally occurring stilbene, have been previously performed, including the replacement of hydroxyl by different functional groups. Such modifications resulted in significant improvement of target-specific effects on cell death and antiproliferative responses...
July 10, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693059/-the-effects-and-mechanisms-of-berberine-on-proliferation-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-k1-cells-induced-by-high-glucose
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J Ni, F Wang, L Yue, G D Xiang, L S Zhao, Y Wang, L Z Ye, J Dong
Objective: To study the effect and mechanisms of berberine (BBR) on the proliferation of papillary thyroid cancer K1 cells induced by high glucose. Methods: K1 cells were cultured under 5.5 mmol/L or 25 mmol/L glucose condition with or without different concentration of BBR (0, 10, 40 and 80 μmol/L) for 24 hours. The proliferations of K1 cells in each condition were detected by MTT. Western blot was used to measure the expression of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2(Nrf2), phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), protein kinase B (Akt) and phosphorylated-Akt (p-Akt)...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
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