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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724256/first-study-to-explore-the-feasibility-of-applying-microbial-fuel-cells-into-constructed-wetlands-for-cod-monitoring
#1
Lei Xu, Yaqian Zhao, Chuang Fan, Zhiren Fan, Fangchao Zhao
Chemical oxygen demand (COD) is one of the major targets to remove in constructed wetlands (CWs) system. Traditional method for COD measurement is a complex, time-consuming and highly toxic reagents participated procedure. In this study, microbial fuel cell (MFC) was successfully integrated into CW for indicating COD concentration. Results showed that there are two linear correlations between bioelectrical signals (output voltage from MFC) and COD concentration (acetate), which are COD from 0 to 500mg/L (101...
July 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724211/dexmedetomidine-preconditioning-protects-against-retinal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-inhibits-inflammation-response-via-toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-pathway
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Zong Chen, Ping-Yang Qiu, Chuan-Gen Ma
BACKGROUND: Retinal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is one of significant cause of visual dysopia and causes inflammatory response. Dexmedetomidine is widely applied to general/local anaesthesia and has been reported to have extensive anti-inflammatory effect. However, the role of dexmedetomidine in retinal I/R injury is currently unknown. This study investigates the effect of dexmedetomidine preconditioning on retinal I/R injury and explore the related signal mechanism toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathway...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723928/erbb-activation-signatures-as-potential-biomarkers-for-anti-erbb3-treatment-in-hnscc
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Diego Alvarado, Gwenda F Ligon, Jay S Lillquist, Scott B Seibel, Gerald Wallweber, Veronique M Neumeister, David L Rimm, Gerald McMahon, Theresa M LaVallee
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) accounts for 3-5% of all tumor types and remains an unmet medical need with only two targeted therapies approved to date. ErbB3 (HER3), the kinase-impaired member of the EGFR/ErbB family, has been implicated as a disease driver in a number of solid tumors, including a subset of HNSCC. Here we show that the molecular components required for ErbB3 activation, including its ligand neuregulin-1 (NRG1), are highly prevalent in HNSCC and that HER2, but not EGFR, is the major activating ErbB3 kinase partner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723918/heterogeneity-of-p53-dependent-genomic-responses-following-ethanol-exposure-in-a-developmental-mouse-model-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder
#4
Maria Camargo Moreno, Sandra M Mooney, Frank A Middleton
Prenatal ethanol exposure can produce structural and functional deficits in the brain and result in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In rodent models acute exposure to a high concentration of alcohol causes increased apoptosis in the developing brain. A single causal molecular switch that signals for this increase in apoptosis has yet to be identified. The protein p53 has been suggested to play a pivotal role in enabling cells to engage in pro-apoptotic processes, and thus figures prominently as a hub molecule in the intracellular cascade of responses elicited by alcohol exposure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723893/in-vivo-crispr-screening-identifies-ptpn2-as-a-cancer-immunotherapy-target
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Robert T Manguso, Hans W Pope, Margaret D Zimmer, Flavian D Brown, Kathleen B Yates, Brian C Miller, Natalie B Collins, Kevin Bi, Martin W LaFleur, Vikram R Juneja, Sarah A Weiss, Jennifer Lo, David E Fisher, Diana Miao, Eliezer Van Allen, David E Root, Arlene H Sharpe, John G Doench, W Nicholas Haining
Immunotherapy with PD-1 checkpoint blockade is effective in only a minority of patients with cancer, suggesting that additional treatment strategies are needed. Here we use a pooled in vivo genetic screening approach using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in transplantable tumours in mice treated with immunotherapy to discover previously undescribed immunotherapy targets. We tested 2,368 genes expressed by melanoma cells to identify those that synergize with or cause resistance to checkpoint blockade. We recovered the known immune evasion molecules PD-L1 and CD47, and confirmed that defects in interferon-γ signalling caused resistance to immunotherapy...
July 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723729/wnt-signaling-in-cardiovascular-disease-opportunities-and-challenges
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Austin Gay, Dwight A Towler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiometabolic diseases increasingly afflict our aging, dysmetabolic population. Complex signals regulating low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) and frizzled protein family members - the plasma membrane receptors for the cadre of Wnt polypeptide morphogens - contribute to the control of cardiovascular homeostasis. RECENT FINDINGS: Both canonical (β-catenin-dependent) and noncanonical (β-catenin-independent) Wnt signaling programs control vascular smooth muscle (VSM) cell phenotypic modulation in cardiometabolic disease...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723692/angiotensin-ii-regulates-dendritic-cells-through-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-erk1-2-and-stat1-pathways
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Yan Meng, Chen Chen, Yang Liu, Cui Tian, Hui-Hua Li
BACKGROUND: Activation of dendritic cells (DCs) is necessary to initiate immune responses. Angiotensin II (Ang II) has been reported to have a proinflammatory and immunomodulatory function. However, the role of Ang II in regulation of DCs and the underlying mechanisms remain illdefined. METHODS: The effects of Ang II on the proliferation, maturation, phagocytosis, migration, and communication with T cells of DCs were analysed utilizing MTT, flow cytometry, ELISA, transwell assay and mixed lymphocyte culture...
July 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723681/inhibition-of-necroptosis-attenuates-kidney-inflammation-and-interstitial-fibrosis-induced-by-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
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Xia Xiao, Chunyang Du, Zhe Yan, Yonghong Shi, Huijun Duan, Yunzhuo Ren
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays a crucial role in renal interstitial fibrosis, the pathway of chronic kidney diseases. Necroptosis is a novel form of regulated cell death, which plays a potential role in inflammation and renal diseases. The small molecule necrostatin-1 (Nec-1) is a specific inhibitor of necroptosis. This study was aimed at determining the role of necroptosis, RIP1/RIP3/mixed lineage kinase domain-like (MLKL) signaling pathway, in renal inflammation and interstitial fibrosis related to primitive tubulointerstitial injury...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723670/quaking-5-suppresses-aggressiveness-of-lung-cancer-cells-through-inhibiting-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Xuexia Zhou, Xuebing Li, Cuiyun Sun, Cuijuan Shi, Dan Hua, Lin Yu, Yanjun Wen, Feng Hua, Qian Wang, Qinghua Zhou, Shizhu Yu
Quaking-5 (QKI-5) belongs to the STAR (signal transduction and activation of RNA) family of RNA binding proteins and functions as a tumor suppressor in several human malignancies. In this study, we attempt to elucidate the role of QKI-5 in the pro-metastasis processes of lung cancer (LC) cells and the underlying mechanisms. We confirmed that QKI-5 was decreased in human LC tissues and cell lines, especially in high-metastatic cells. Moreover, QKI expression was positively correlated with LC patients' survival...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723666/increased-cflip-expression-in-thymic-epithelial-tumors-blocks-autophagy-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling
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Djeda Belharazem, Albert Grass, Cornelia Paul, Mario Vitacolonna, Berthold Schalke, Ralf J Rieker, Daniel Körner, Philipp Jungebluth, Katja Simon-Keller, Peter Hohenberger, Eric M Roessner, Karsten Wiebe, Thomas Gräter, Thomas Kyriss, German Ott, Peter Geserick, Martin Leverkus, Philipp Ströbel, Alexander Marx
The anti-apoptotic cellular FLICE-like inhibitory protein cFLIP plays a pivotal role in normal tissues homoeostasis and the development of many tumors, but its role in normal thymus (NT), thymomas and thymic carcinomas (TC) is largely unknown.Expression, regulation and function of cFLIP were analyzed in biopsies of NT, thymomas, thymic squamous cell carcinomas (TSCC), thymic epithelial cells (TECs) derived thereof and in the TC line 1889c by qRT-PCR, western blot, shRNA techniques, and functional assays addressing survival, senescence and autophagy...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723662/acetyl-lupeolic-acid-inhibits-akt-signaling-and-induces-apoptosis-in-chemoresistant-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Claudia Schmidt, Cornelia Loos, Lu Jin, Michael Schmiech, Christoph Q Schmidt, Menna El Gaafary, Tatiana Syrovets, Thomas Simmet
The triterpenoid acetyl-lupeolic acid (ac-LA) isolated from the oleogum resin of Boswellia carterii reduced the viability of a panel of cancer cell lines more efficiently than lupeol. There was no detectable intracellular conversion of ac-LA to lupeol and vice versa. In contrast to docetaxel, ac-LA did not induce selection of treatment-resistant cancer cells. By various parameters including DNA fragmentation, ac-LA was shown to induce apoptosis in androgen-independent PC-3 cells, whereas in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, ac-LA led to cell accumulation in the G2/M phase of the cell cycle, but not to apoptosis...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723659/data-driven-analysis-of-immune-infiltrate-in-a-large-cohort-of-breast-cancer-and-its-association-with-disease-progression-er-activity-and-genomic-complexity
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Ruth Dannenfelser, Marianne Nome, Andliena Tahiri, Josie Ursini-Siegel, Hans Kristian Moen Vollan, Vilde D Haakensen, Åslaug Helland, Bjørn Naume, Carlos Caldas, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Vessela N Kristensen, Olga G Troyanskaya
The tumor microenvironment is now widely recognized for its role in tumor progression, treatment response, and clinical outcome. The intratumoral immunological landscape, in particular, has been shown to exert both pro-tumorigenic and anti-tumorigenic effects. Identifying immunologically active or silent tumors may be an important indication for administration of therapy, and detecting early infiltration patterns may uncover factors that contribute to early risk. Thus far, direct detailed studies of the cell composition of tumor infiltration have been limited; with some studies giving approximate quantifications using immunohistochemistry and other small studies obtaining detailed measurements by isolating cells from excised tumors and sorting them using flow cytometry...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723658/derlin-1-is-a-target-to-improve-radiotherapy-effect-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#13
Qianze Dong, Lin Fu, Yue Zhao, Yang Liu, Qingchang Li, Xueshan Qiu, Enhua Wang
Radiotherapy is widely used for treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). This study aimed to explore the role of Derlin-1 on the sensitivity of ESCC to radiotherapy and its underlying mechanism. We examined the clinical significance of Derlin-1 in 125 ESCC tissues. We found that Derlin-1 protein was higher in ESCC tissues than that in normal esophageal epithelial tissues. Derlin-1 overexpression was correlated with chemoradiotherapy resistance in ESCC patients and served an independent predictor for short overall survival...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723653/inhibition-of-notch-1-pathway-is-involved-in-rottlerin-induced-tumor-suppressive-function-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
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Yingying Hou, Shaoyan Feng, Lixia Wang, Zhe Zhao, Jingna Su, Xuyuan Yin, Nana Zheng, Xiuxia Zhou, Jun Xia, Zhiwei Wang
Recent studies have revealed that rottlerin is a natural chemical drug to exert its anti-cancer activity. However, the molecular mechanisms of rottlerin-induced tumor suppressive function have not been fully elucidated. Notch signaling pathway has been characterized to play a crucial role in tumorigenesis. Therefore, regulation of Notch pathway could be beneficial for the treatment of human cancer. The aims of our current study were to explore whether rottlerin could suppress Notch-1 expression, which leads to inhibition of cell proliferation, migration and invasion in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723647/set-contributes-to-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Hardik R Mody, Sau Wai Hung, Kineta Naidu, Haesung Lee, Caitlin A Gilbert, Toan Thanh Hoang, Rakesh K Pathak, Radhika Manoharan, Shanmugam Muruganandan, Rajgopal Govindarajan
Pancreatic cancer has a devastating prognosis due to 80-90% of diagnostic cases occurring when metastasis has already presented. Activation of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a prerequisite for metastasis because it allows for the dissemination of tumor cells to blood stream and secondary organs. Here, we sought to determine the role of SET oncoprotein, an endogenous inhibitor of PP2A, in EMT and pancreatic tumor progression. Among the two major isoforms of SET (isoform 1 and isoform 2), higher protein levels of SET isoform 2 were identified in aggressive pancreatic cancer cell lines...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723640/trim22-confers-poor-prognosis-and-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-through-regulation-of-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Li Liu, Xiao-Ming Zhou, Fang-Fei Yang, Yuan Miao, Yan Yin, Xue-Jun Hu, Gang Hou, Qiu-Yue Wang, Jian Kang
Expression pattern and biological roles of TRIM22 remains unknown in most human cancers. The present study aims to discover its clinical significance and function in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Immunohistochemistry was used to examine TRIM22 expression in 126 cases of NSCLC specimens. TRIM22 protein was upregulated in 70/126 (55.6%) non-small cell lung cancer tissues compared with normal lung tissue. TRIM22 overexpression was associated with advanced TNM stage, positive nodal metastasis and poor prognosis...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723628/ese-1-elf3-mrna-expression-associates-with-poor-survival-outcomes-in-her2-breast-cancer-patients-and-is-critical-for-tumorigenesis-in-her2-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Adwitiya Kar, Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann
ESE-1/Elf3 and HER2 appear to establish a positive feedback regulatory loop, but the precise role of ESE-1 in HER2+ breast tumorigenesis remains unknown. Analyzing public repositories, we found that luminal B and HER2 subtype patients with high ESE-1 mRNA levels displayed worse relapse free survival. We stably knocked down ESE-1 in HER2+ luminal B BT474 cells and HER2 subtype SKBR3 cells, which resulted in decreased cell proliferation, colony formation, and anchorage-independent growth in vitro. Stable ESE-1 knockdown inhibited HER2-dependent signaling in BT474 cells and inhibited mTOR activation in SKBR3 cells, but reduced Akt signaling in both cell types...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723619/a-novel-sharpin-prmt5-h3r2me1-axis-is-essential-for-lung-cancer-cell-invasion
#18
Tingxiong Fu, Xiuwei Lv, Qingzhi Kong, Changjing Yuan
SHARPIN (Shank-associated RH domain interacting protein) is the main component of the linear ubiquitin chain activation complex (LUBAC). SHARPIN is involved in regulating inflammation and cancer progression. However, whether SHARPIN plays an important role in lung cancer metastasis and the potential underlying mechanism are still unknown. Here, for the first time, we reported that SHARPIN expression is closely related to lung cancer progression. Moreover, SHARPIN plays a central role in controlling lung cancer cell metastasis...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723618/mir-223-3p-inhibits-angiogenesis-and-promotes-resistance-to-cetuximab-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Alexandre Bozec, Joséphine Zangari, Mathilde Butori-Pepino, Marius Ilie, Salomé Lalvee, Thierry Juhel, Catherine Butori, Patrick Brest, Paul Hofman, Valérie Vouret-Craviari
MicroRNAs (miRs) participate in tumor growth and dissemination by regulating expression of various target genes. MiR-223-3p is suspected of being involved in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) growth although its precise role has not been elucidated. In this study, we showed that miR-223-3p is present in biopsies of HNSCC patients and that its presence is correlated with high neutrophil infiltrate. We found that overexpression of miR-223-3p slightly increased proliferation of the CAL27 squamous carcinoma cell line both in vitro and in vivo...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723569/xiap-loss-triggers-ripk3-and-caspase-8-driven-il-1%C3%AE-activation-and-cell-death-as-a-consequence-of-tlr-myd88-induced-ciap1-traf2-degradation
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Kate E Lawlor, Rebecca Feltham, Monica Yabal, Stephanie A Conos, Kaiwen W Chen, Stephanie Ziehe, Carina Graß, Yifan Zhan, Tan A Nguyen, Cathrine Hall, Angelina J Vince, Simon M Chatfield, Damian B D'Silva, Kenneth C Pang, Kate Schroder, John Silke, David L Vaux, Philipp J Jost, James E Vince
X-linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis (XIAP) deficiency predisposes people to pathogen-associated hyperinflammation. Upon XIAP loss, Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligation triggers RIPK3-caspase-8-mediated IL-1β activation and death in myeloid cells. How XIAP suppresses these events remains unclear. Here, we show that TLR-MyD88 causes the proteasomal degradation of the related IAP, cIAP1, and its adaptor, TRAF2, by inducing TNF and TNF Receptor 2 (TNFR2) signaling. Genetically, we define that myeloid-specific cIAP1 loss promotes TLR-induced RIPK3-caspase-8 and IL-1β activity in the absence of XIAP...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
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