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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054968/pivotal-neuroinflammatory-and-therapeutic-role-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-in-ischemic-stroke
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Seidu A Richard, Marian Sackey, Zhaoliang Su, Huaxi Xu
Stroke is a major cause of mortality and disability worldwide. Stroke is a frequent and severe neurovascular disorder. The main cause of stroke is atherosclerosis, and the most common risk factor for atherosclerosis is hypertension. Therefore, prevention and treatment of stroke are crucial issues in humans. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is non-histone nuclear protein that is currently one of the crucial pro-inflammatory alarmin in ischemic stroke (IS). It is instantly released from necrotic cells in the ischemic core and activates an early inflammatory response...
October 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054476/extracellular-vesicles-as-emerging-targets-in-cancer-recent-development-from-bench-to-bedside
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REVIEW
Kerui Wu, Fei Xing, Shih-Ying Wu, Kounosuke Watabe
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have emerged as important players of cancer initiation and progression through cell-cell communication. They have been recognized as critical mediators of extracellular communications, which promote transformation, growth invasion, and drug-resistance of cancer cells. Interestingly, the secretion and uptake of EVs are regulated in a more controlled manner than previously anticipated. EVs are classified into three groups, (i) exosomes, (ii) microvesicles (MVs), and (iii) apoptotic bodies (ABs), based on their sizes and origins, and novel technologies to isolate and distinguish these EVs are evolving...
October 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052143/interplay-between-microenvironmental-abnormalities-and-infectious-agents-in-tumorigenesis
#3
Qing Zhu, Feng Gu, Caixia Zhu, Yuyan Wang, Fang Wei, Qiliang Cai
Emerging evidence has shown that the cell of microenvironmental abnormalities is a key factor that controls many cellular physiological processes including cellular communication, homing, proliferation, and survival. Given its central regulatory role, it is therefore not surprising that it is widely exploited by infectious agents for inducing pathogenesis. In the past decade, a number of oncogenic pathogens including viruses, bacteria, and parasites are demonstrated to take advantage of the tumor microenvironmental factors including hypoxia, oxidative stress, and cytokines, to create an extracellular environment more favorable for pathogen survival and propagation and escape from the host immune surveillance...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051861/additive-manufacturing-unlocking-the-evolution-of-energy-materials
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REVIEW
Adilet Zhakeyev, Panfeng Wang, Li Zhang, Wenmiao Shu, Huizhi Wang, Jin Xuan
The global energy infrastructure is undergoing a drastic transformation towards renewable energy, posing huge challenges on the energy materials research, development and manufacturing. Additive manufacturing has shown its promise to change the way how future energy system can be designed and delivered. It offers capability in manufacturing complex 3D structures, with near-complete design freedom and high sustainability due to minimal use of materials and toxic chemicals. Recent literatures have reported that additive manufacturing could unlock the evolution of energy materials and chemistries with unprecedented performance in the way that could never be achieved by conventional manufacturing techniques...
October 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051813/differential-impact-of-various-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-on-hif-1%C3%AE-p53-direct-interaction-in-sk-n-mc-neuroblastoma-cells
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Elham Parandavar, Razieh Yazdanparast
BACKGROUND: A vital property of eukaryotic cells physiology is their rather quick response to variation of oxygen tension, mainly by a transcription factor known as hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1). Aside from its transcriptional regulation, other mechanisms, such as post translational modifications and protein-protein interactions, the interaction between HIF-1α and p53 has attracted more attention mainly due to simultaneous enhancement in the protein levels of these two anti- and pro-apoptotic vital transcriptional factors within the ROS-stressed cells...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051754/a-cellular-fusion-cascade-regulated-by-laea-is-required-for-sclerotial-development-in-aspergillus-flavus
#6
Xixi Zhao, Joseph E Spraker, Jin Woo Bok, Thomas Velk, Zhu-Mei He, Nancy P Keller
Aspergillus flavus is a saprophytic soil fungus that poses a serious threat worldwide as it contaminates many food and feed crops with the carcinogenic mycotoxin called aflatoxin. This pathogen persists as sclerotia in the soil which enables fungal survival in harsh environmental conditions. Sclerotia formation by A. flavus depends on successful cell communication and hyphal fusion events. Loss of LaeA, a conserved developmental regulator in fungi, abolishes sclerotia formation in this species whereas overexpression (OE) of laeA results in enhanced sclerotia production...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051571/a-new-cellular-type-in-invertebrates-first-evidence-of-telocytes-in-leech-hirudo-medicinalis
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Laura Pulze, Nicolò Baranzini, Rossana Girardello, Annalisa Grimaldi, Lidia Ibba-Manneschi, Enzo Ottaviani, Marcella Reguzzoni, Gianluca Tettamanti, Magda de Eguileor
Telocytes, a peculiar cell type, were recently found in vertebrates. Hence this cell system has been reported as ubiquitous in the bodies of mammals and interpreted as an important player in innate immunity and tissue regeneration, it is reasonable to look for it also in invertebrates, that rely their integrity solely by innate immunity. Here we describe, at morphological and functional level, invertebrate telocytes from the body of leech Hirudo medicinalis (Annelida), suggesting how these cells, forming a resident stromal 3D network, can influence or participate in different events...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050714/when-does-intraoperative-blood-loss-occur-during-pediatric-scoliosis-correction
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Sean Wahlquist, Montri Wongworawat, Scott Nelson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to assess the relationship between amount of blood loss and surgical stage in pediatric patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion for deformity correction to determine: (1) when the highest rate of blood loss occurred; (2) what percentage of total blood loss occurred during deformity correction and closure; and (3) how to predict remaining blood loss during a procedure. Blood loss following exposure and placement of the final pedicle screw is often underestimated, which may result in lack of sufficient blood product availability...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050666/the-contribution-of-bacteriophages-to-the-biology-and-virulence-of-pathogenic-clostridia
#9
Louis-Charles Fortier
Bacteriophages are key players in the evolution of most bacteria. Temperate phages have been associated with virulence of some of the deadliest pathogenic bacteria. Among the most notorious cases, the genes encoding the botulinum neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum types C and D and the α-toxin (TcnA) produced by Clostridium novyi are both encoded within prophage genomes. Clostridium difficile is another important human pathogen and the recent identification of a complete binary toxin locus (CdtLoc) carried on a C...
2017: Advances in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050297/cytochalasin-b-induced-membrane-vesicles-convey-angiogenic-activity-of-parental-cells
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Marina O Gomzikova, Margarita N Zhuravleva, Regina R Miftakhova, Svetlana S Arkhipova, Vladimir G Evtugin, Svetlana F Khaiboullina, Andrey P Kiyasov, Jenny L Persson, Nigel P Mongan, Richard G Pestell, Albert A Rizvanov
Naturally occurring extracellular vesicles (EVs) play essential roles in intracellular communication and delivery of bioactive molecules. Therefore it has been suggested that EVs could be used for delivery of therapeutics. However, to date the therapeutic application of EVs has been limited by number of factors, including limited yield and full understanding of their biological activities. To address these issues, we analyzed the morphology, molecular composition, fusion capacity and biological activity of Cytochalasin B-induced membrane vesicles (CIMVs)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049996/nogo-b-promotes-angiogenesis-in-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy-via-vegf-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-an-autocrine-manner
#11
Yuelu Zhang, Liang Wang, Yuechan Zhang, Mo Wang, Qinglei Sun, Fangzhou Xia, Ruobing Wang, Lin Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Nogo-B, a conservative protein of endoplasmic reticulum, is a member of the reticulon family of proteins. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is the major concerning problem of diabetic retinopathy. This study explored the role of Nogo-B in the regulation of angiogenesis in PDR patients and primary human retinal endothelial cells (HRMECs). METHODS: Nogo-B was down-regulated through the use of Lentivirus-NogoB-RNAi, the effects of Nogo-B on angiogenesis under high glucose stimulation were evaluated via CCK-8 assay, wound closure assay, transwell assay, and tube formation assay...
October 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049733/tunneling-nanotubes-are-novel-cellular-structures-that-communicate-signals-between-trabecular-meshwork-cells
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Kate E Keller, John M Bradley, Ying Ying Sun, Yong-Feng Yang, Ted S Acott
Purpose: The actin cytoskeleton of trabecular meshwork (TM) cells plays a role in regulating aqueous humor outflow. Many studies have investigated stress fibers, but F-actin also assembles into other supramolecular structures including filopodia. Recently, specialized filopodia called tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) have been described, which communicate molecular signals and organelles directly between cells. Here, we investigate TNT formation by TM cells. Methods: Human TM cells were labeled separately with the fluorescent dyes, DiO and DiD, or with mitochondrial dye...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048642/the-epigenetic-effect-of-microrna-in-bcr-abl1%C3%A2-positive-microvesicles-during-the-transformation-of-normal-hematopoietic-transplants
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Na Shen, Lin Jiang, Qing Li, Jieke Cui, Shu Zhou, Fanjun Cheng, Zhaodong Zhong, Li Meng, Yong You, Xiaojian Zhu, Ping Zou
Epigenetics have been demonstrated to play a pivotal role in the progression of multiple cancers. Our previous study has demonstrated that microvesicles (MVs) derived from K562 cells could malignantly transform normal hematopoietic cells. The aim of this section was to elucidate the epigenetic effects of RNA in K562-MVs. We altered some epigenetic RNAs (miR-106a-5p, miR-106b-5p and lincPOU3F3) in K562-MVs and followed the process of transformation. Global DNA methylation and DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) levels were observed respectively...
September 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048610/evidence-of-lateral-transmission-of-aggressive-features-between-different-types-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Nancy Adriana Espinoza-Sánchez, Eduardo Vadillo, Juan Carlos Balandrán, Alberto Monroy-García, Rosana Pelayo, Ezequiel M Fuentes-Pananá
Breast cancer (BrC) is a major public health problem worldwide. The intra-tumoral heterogeneity and tumor cell plasticity importantly contribute to disease progression and treatment failure. However, the dynamic interactions between different tumor clones, as well as their contribution to tumor aggressiveness are still poorly understood. In this study, we provide evidence of a lateral transmission of aggressive features between aggressive and non-aggressive tumor cells, consisting of gain of expression of cancer stem cell markers, increased expression of CXCL12 receptors CXCR4 and CXCR7 and increased invasiveness in response to CXCL12, which correlated with high levels of secretion of pro-inflammatory mediators G-CSF, GM-CSF, MCP-1, IL-8 and metalloproteinases 1 and 2 by the aggressive cells...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046875/asymmetric-rna-distribution-among-cells-and-their-secreted-exosomes-biomedical-meaning-and-considerations-on-diagnostic-applications
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REVIEW
Marco Ragusa, Cristina Barbagallo, Matilde Cirnigliaro, Rosalia Battaglia, Duilia Brex, Angela Caponnetto, Davide Barbagallo, Cinzia Di Pietro, Michele Purrello
Over the past few years, exosomes and their RNA cargo have been extensively studied because of the fascinating biological roles they play in cell-to-cell communication, including the signal exchange among cancer, stromal, and immune cells, leading to modifications of tumor microenvironment. RNAs, especially miRNAs, stored within exosomes, seem to be among the main determinants of such signaling: their sorting into exosomes appears to be cell-specific and related to cellular physiopathology. Accordingly, the identification of exosomal miRNAs in body fluids from pathological patients has become one of the most promising activity in the field of biomarker discovery...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046376/functional-basis-of-the-sexual-dimorphism-in-the-auditory-fovea-of-the-duetting-bushcricket-ancylecha-fenestrata
#16
Jan Scherberich, Jennifer Hummel, Stefan Schöneich, Manuela Nowotny
From mammals to insects, acoustic communication is in many species crucial for successful reproduction. In the duetting bushcricket Ancylecha fenestrata, the mutual acoustic communication between males and females is asymmetrical. We investigated how those signalling disparities are reflected by sexual dimorphism of their ears. Both sexes have tympanic ears in their forelegs, but male ears possess a significantly longer crista acustica containing 35% more scolopidia. With more sensory cells to cover a similar hearing range, the male hearing organ shows a significantly expanded auditory fovea that is tuned to the dominant frequency of the female reply to facilitate phonotactic mate finding...
October 25, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046050/immunofluorescent-characterization-of-non-myelinating-schwann-cells-and-their-interactions-with-immune-cells-in-mouse-mesenteric-lymph-node
#17
Zhongli Shi, Wayne K Greene, Philip K Nicholls, Dailun Hu, Janina E E Tirnitz-Parker, Qionglan Yuan, Changfu Yin, Bin Ma
The central nervous system (CNS) influences the immune system in a general fashion by regulating the systemic concentration of humoral substances, whereas the autonomic nervous system communicates specifically with the immune system according to local interactions. Data concerning the mechanisms of this bidirectional crosstalk of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and immune system remain limited. To gain a better understanding of local interactions of the PNS and immune system, we have used immunofluorescent staining of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), coupled with confocal microscopy, to investigate the non-myelinating Schwann cell (NMSC)-immune cell interactions in mouse mesenteric lymph nodes...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045126/characterization-of-three-druggable-hotspots-in-the-aurora-a-tpx2-interaction-using-biochemical-biophysical-and-fragment-based-approaches
#18
Patrick J McIntyre, Patrick M Collins, Lukáš Vrzal, Kristian Birchall, Laurence H Arnold, Chido Mpamhanga, Peter J Coombs, Selena G Burgess, Mark W Richards, Anja Winter, Václav Veverka, Frank von Delft, Andy Merritt, Richard Bayliss
The mitotic kinase Aurora-A and its partner protein TPX2 (Targeting Protein for Xenopus kinesin-like protein 2), are overexpressed in cancers and it has been proposed that they work together as an oncogenic holoenzyme. TPX2 is responsible for activating Aurora-A during mitosis, ensuring proper cell division. Disruption of the interface with TPX2 is therefore a potential target for novel anti-cancer drugs that exploit the increased sensitivity of cancer cells to mitotic stress. Here, we investigate the interface using co-precipitation assays and isothermal titration calorimetry to quantify the energetic contribution of individual residues of TPX2...
October 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045016/liquid-crystalline-networks-toward-regenerative-medicine-and-tissue-repair
#19
Daniele Martella, Paolo Paoli, Josè M Pioner, Leonardo Sacconi, Raffaele Coppini, Lorenzo Santini, Matteo Lulli, Elisabetta Cerbai, Diederik S Wiersma, Corrado Poggesi, Cecilia Ferrantini, Camilla Parmeggiani
The communication reports the use of liquid crystalline networks (LCNs) for engineering tissue cultures with human cells. Their ability as cell scaffolds for different cell lines is demonstrated. Preliminary assessments of the material biocompatibility are performed on human dermal fibroblasts and murine muscle cells (C2C12), demonstrating that coatings or other treatments are not needed to use the acrylate-based materials as support. Moreover, it is found that adherent C2C12 cells undergo differentiation, forming multinucleated myotubes, which show the typical elongated shape, and contain bundles of stress fibers...
October 17, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044882/sox2-communicates-with-tregs-through-ccl1-to-promote-the-stemness-property-of-breast-cancer-cells
#20
Yingxi Xu, Xiaoli Dong, Pingping Qi, Yujie Ye, Wenzhi Shen, Liang Leng, Lina Wang, Xuefei Li, Xiaohe Luo, Yanan Chen, Peiqing Sun, Rong Xiang, Na Li
As an important component of tumor microenvrionment, CD4(+) CD25(+) Tregs reduce antitumor immunity, promote angiogenesis and metastasis in breast cancer. However, their function in regulating the "stemness" of tumor cells and the communication between Tregs and cancer stem cells (CSCs) remain elusive. Here, we disclose that the primarily cultured Tregs isolated from breast-tumor-bearing Foxp3-EGFP mouse up-regulate the stemness property of breast cancer cells. Tregs increased the side-population and the ALDH(br) population of mouse breast cancer cells, promoted their sphere formation in a paracrine manner and enhanced the expression of stemness genes, such as Sox2 etc...
October 16, 2017: Stem Cells
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