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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086942/external-beam-radiotherapy-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-international-multicenter-phase-i-trial-sakk-77-07-and-sasl-26
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Evelyn Herrmann, Diana Naehrig, Manfred Sassowsky, Martin Bigler, Jeroen Buijsen, Ilja Ciernik, Daniel Zwahlen, Alessandra Franzetti Pellanda, Andreas Meister, Peter Brauchli, Simona Berardi, Erika Kuettel, Jean-François Dufour, Daniel M Aebersold
PURPOSE: To assess feasibility and safety of conventionally fractionated radiotherapy (cfRT) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Patients with histologically confirmed stage cT1-4, cN0-1 HCC and Child-Pugh Score (CPS) A or B disease were included in a phase I multicenter trial. Metastatic HCC were allowed if ≥90% of total tumor volume was located within the liver. Patients were enrolled onto five dose-escalation levels (54-70Gy in 2Gy fractions) based on a modified 3 + 3 design, with cohorts of five patients instead of three patients in dose levels 4 and 5...
January 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086790/rna-sequencing-for-global-gene-expression-associated-with-muscle-growth-in-a-single-male-modern-broiler-line-compared-to-a-foundational-barred-plymouth-rock-chicken-line
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Byung-Whi Kong, Nicholas Hudson, Dongwon Seo, Seok Lee, Bhuwan Khatri, Kentu Lassiter, Devin Cook, Alissa Piekarski, Sami Dridi, Nicholas Anthony, Walter Bottje
BACKGROUND: Modern broiler chickens exhibit very rapid growth and high feed efficiency compared to unselected chicken breeds. The improved production efficiency in modern broiler chickens was achieved by the intensive genetic selection for meat production. This study was designed to investigate the genetic alterations accumulated in modern broiler breeder lines during selective breeding conducted over several decades. METHODS: To identify genes important in determining muscle growth and feed efficiency in broilers, RNA sequencing (RNAseq) was conducted with breast muscle in modern pedigree male (PeM) broilers (n = 6 per group), and with an unselected foundation broiler line (Barred Plymouth Rock; BPR)...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081221/dietary-lipid-sources-influence-fatty-acid-composition-in-tissue-of-large-yellow-croaker-larmichthys-crocea-by-regulating-triacylglycerol-synthesis-and-catabolism-at-the-transcriptional-level
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Hong Qiu, Min Jin, Yi Li, You Lu, Yingmei Hou, Qicun Zhou
An 8-week feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary lipid sources on growth performance, fatty acid composition, rate-limiting enzyme activities and gene expression related to lipid metabolism in large yellow croaker (Larmichthys crocea). Five iso-nitrogenous and iso-lipidic experimental diets were formulated to contain different lipid sources, such as fish oil (FO), soybean oil (SO), linseed oil (LO), rapeseed oil (RO) and peanut oil (PO), respectively. Triplicate groups of 50 fish (initial weight 13...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081181/aronia-melanocarpa-extract-ameliorates-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-through-ppar%C3%AE-2-downregulation
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Chung-Hwa Park, Jung-Hee Kim, Eun Byul Lee, Wonhee Hur, Oh-Joo Kwon, Hyoung-Jin Park, Seung Kew Yoon
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. Studies have demonstrated that anthocyanin-rich foods may improve hyperlipidemia and ameliorate hepatic steatosis. Here, effects of Aronia melanocarpa (AM), known to be rich of anthocyanins, on hepatic lipid metabolism and adipogenic genes were determined. AM was treated to C57BL/6N mice fed with high fat diet (HFD) or to FL83B cells treated with free fatty acid (FFA). Changes in levels of lipids, enzymes and hormones were observed, and expressions of adipogenic genes involved in hepatic lipid metabolism were detected by PCR, Western blotting and luciferase assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079617/manipulation-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-in-colitis-a-comprehensive-review
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Kristina L Leinwand, Mark E Gerich, Edward J Hoffenberg, Colm B Collins
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a lifelong disease of the gastrointestinal tract whose annual incidence and prevalence is on the rise. Current immunosuppressive therapies available for treatment of IBD offer limited benefits and lose effectiveness, exposing a significant need for the development of novel therapies. In the clinical setting, cannabis has been shown to provide patients with IBD symptomatic relief, although the underlying mechanisms of their anti-inflammatory effects remain unclear...
January 10, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078482/irreversible-electroporation-as-treatment-of-locally-advanced-and-as-margin-accentuation-in-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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P Marsanic, A Mellano, A Sottile, M De Simone
In recent years, many local ablation technologies based on thermal damage have been used in the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic carcinoma (LAPC) and borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma (BLRPC). However, they are associated with major complications because of possible vascular and ductal damage. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a nonthermal ablation technology that seems safe near vital vascular and ductal structures. IRE could be used as exclusive treatment of LAPC (en situ to IRE) after induction chemotherapy In BLRPC, surgery is not really radical in 6% of patients (microscopic residual) and local recurrences occur in 11-42% of apparent radical resections...
January 11, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077357/triglyceride-rich-lipoprotein-lipolysis-products-increase-blood-brain-barrier-transfer-coefficient-and-induce-astrocyte-lipid-droplets-and-cell-stress
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Linda L Lee, Hnin Hnin Aung, Dennis W Wilson, Steven E Anderson, John C Rutledge, Jennifer M Rutkowsky
Elevation of blood triglycerides, primarily as triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (TGRL), has been linked to cerebrovascular inflammation, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Brain microvascular endothelial cells and astrocytes, two cell components of the neurovascular unit, participate in controlling blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and regulating neurovascular unit homeostasis. Our studies showed that infusion of high physiological concentrations of TGRL lipolysis products (TGRL + lipoprotein lipase) activate and injure brain endothelial cells and transiently increases the BBB transfer coefficient (Ki=permeability x surface area/volume) in vivo...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076453/ferulic-acid-lowers-body-weight-and-visceral-fat-accumulation-via-modulation-of-enzymatic-hormonal-and-inflammatory-changes-in-a-mouse-model-of-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity
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T S de Melo, P R Lima, K M M B Carvalho, T M Fontenele, F R N Solon, A R Tomé, T L G de Lemos, S G da Cruz Fonseca, F A Santos, V S Rao, M G R de Queiroz
Previous studies have reported on the glucose and lipid-lowering effects of ferulic acid (FA) but its anti-obesity potential has not yet been firmly established. This study investigated the possible anti-obesitogenic effects of FA in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 15 weeks. To assess the antiobesity potential of FA, 32 male Swiss mice, weighing 20-25 g (n=6-8 per group) were fed a normal diet (ND) or HFD, treated orally or not with either FA (10 mg/kg) or sibutramine (10 mg/kg) for 15 weeks and at the end of this period, the body weights of animals, visceral fat accumulation, plasma levels of glucose and insulin hormone, amylase and lipase activities, the satiety hormones ghrelin and leptin, and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCH-1) were analyzed...
January 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072692/role-of-biochemistry-and-cytological-analysis-of-cyst-fluid-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-cysts-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ozlem Mutluay Soyer, Bulent Baran, Asli Ciftcibasi Ormeci, Davut Sahin, Suut Gokturk, Sami Evirgen, Rafet Basar, Pinar Firat, Filiz Akyuz, Kadir Demir, Fatih Besisik, Sabahattin Kaymakoglu, Cetin Karaca
BACKGROUND: Management of pancreatic cysts is based on neoplastic-nonneoplastic discrimination. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) enables to differentiate neoplastic-nonneoplastic lesions and also allows fine-needle aspiration (FNA). In this study, we aim to assess feasibility and clinical relevance of cytological and biochemical analysis in differential diagnosis of cystic pancreatic lesions in patients who had undergone endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) due to pancreatic cysts...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072523/snapshotting-the-excited-state-planarization-of-chemically-locked-n-n-disubstituted-dihydrodibenzo-a-c-phenazines
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Wei Chen, Chi-Lin Chen, Zhiyun Zhang, Yi-An Chen, Wei-Chih Chao, Jianhua Su, He Tian, Pi-Tai Chou
For deeper understanding of the coupling of electronic processes with conformational motions, we exploit a tailored strategy to harness the excited-state planarization of N,N'-disubstituted-dihydrodibenzo[a,c]phenazines by chemically halting during the structural evolution via macrocyclization process. In this new approach, 9,14-diphenyl-9,14-dihydrodibenzo[a,c]phenazine (DPAC) is used as a prototype, in which the para sites of 9,14-diphenyl are systematically enclosed by a dialkoxybenzene-alkyl-ester or -ether linkage with different chain lengths, imposing various degrees of constraint to impede the structural deformation...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070240/newer-perspectives-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-young
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Amitesh Aggarwal, Saurabh Srivastava, M Velmurugan
Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurring in less than 45 years of age is termed as young CAD. Recent studies show a prevalence of 1.2% of CAD cases in this age group. Ethnic wise south Asians especially Indians are more vulnerable to have CAD in young age group with a prevalence of 5% to 10%. Conventional risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and family history seems to be as important as in older CAD subjects. But the prevalence of these risk factors seems to vary in younger subjects...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069588/diet-quality-determines-lipase-gene-expression-and-lipase-esterase-activity-in-daphnia-pulex
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Apostolos-Manuel Koussoroplis, Anke Schwarzenberger, Alexander Wacker
We studied the short- (12 hours) and long-term (144h) response of Daphnia pulex lipases to quality shifts in diets consisting of different mixtures of the green alga Scenedesmus with the cyanobacterium Synechococcus, two species with contrasting lipid compositions. The lipase/esterase activity in both the gut and the body tissues responded fast to the diet shift and increased with higher dietary contributions of Synechococcus When screening the Daphnia genome for TAG lipases, we discovered a large gene-family expansion of these enzymes...
January 9, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069208/ultrasound-pretreatment-as-a-novel-approach-for-intensification-of-lipase-catalyzed-esterification-of-tricaprylin
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Snehal B More, Jyotsna T Waghmare, Parag R Gogate
The current work deals with ultrasound assisted intensification of synthesis of tricaprylin based on the enzyme catalyzed reaction of caprylic acid and glycerol with novel approach of using ultrasound in only the initial stages of the reaction. Two types of immobilized lipases as Lipozyme RM (Rhizomucor miehei) and Novozym 435 (Candida antarctica) have been used in the work. The effect of ultrasonic conditions such as treatment time and power as well as the reaction conditions such as substrate molar ratio, reaction time and enzyme loading on the yield of tricaprylin has been investigated...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068598/novel-flavonolignan-hybrid-antioxidants-from-enzymatic-preparation-to-molecular-rationalization
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Eva Vavříková, Vladimír Křen, Lubica Jezova-Kalachova, Michal Biler, Benjamin Chantemargue, Michaela Pyszková, Sergio Riva, Marek Kuzma, Kateřina Valentová, Jitka Ulrichová, Jiří Vrba, Patrick Trouillas, Jan Vacek
A series of antioxidants was designed and synthesized based on conjugation of the hepatoprotective flavonolignan silybin with l-ascorbic acid, trolox alcohol or tyrosol via a C12 aliphatic linker. These hybrid molecules were prepared from 12-vinyl dodecanedioate-23-O-silybin using the enzymatic regioselective acylation procedure with Novozym 435 (lipase B) or with lipase PS. Voltammetric analyses showed that the silybin-ascorbic acid conjugate exhibited excellent electron donating ability, in comparison to the other conjugates...
December 26, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067789/desorption-of-lipases-immobilized-on-octyl-agarose-beads-and-coated-with-ionic-polymers-after-thermal-inactivation-stronger-adsorption-of-polymers-unfolded-protein-composites
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Jose J Virgen-Ortíz, Sara G Pedrero, Laura Fernandez-Lopez, Nerea Lopez-Carrobles, Beatriz C Gorines, Cristina Otero, Roberto Fernandez-Lafuente
Lipases from Candida antarctica (isoform B) and Rhizomucor miehei (CALB and RML) have been immobilized on octyl-agarose (OC) and further coated with polyethylenimine (PEI) and dextran sulfate (DS). The enzymes just immobilized on OC supports could be easily released from the support using 2% SDS at pH 7, both intact or after thermal inactivation (in fact, after inactivation most enzyme molecules were already desorbed). The coating with PEI and DS greatly reduced the enzyme release during thermal inactivation and improved enzyme stability...
January 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067335/dopamine-functionalized-mesoporous-onion-like-silica-as-a-new-matrix-for-immobilization-of-lipase-candida-sp-99-125
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Junkai Gao, Yanjun Jiang, Jinshu Lu, Zhi Han, Jiajia Deng, Yan Chen
Dopmine functionalized mesoporous onion-like silica (DPMS) was synthesized via a biomimetic coating, and lipase Candida sp. 99-125 (LCS) was immobilized in DPMS (LCS@DPMS) by physical adsorption in this study. The DPMS was characterized by SEM, TEM, BET and FT-IR, and it was shown that the DPMS had clear multishell structures with large surface area of 419 m(2)/g. The activity, pH stability, thermal stability, storage stability, and reusability of the LCS@DPMS were investigated in detail. The stabilities of LCS@DPMS were improved significantly compared to the free lipase and LCS@MS (LCS immobilized in unfunctionalized mesoporous onion-like silica by physical adsorption)...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064425/enantioselective-resolution-of-r-s-carvedilol-to-s-carvedilol-by-biocatalysts
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Swetha Ettireddy, Vijitha Chandupatla, Ciddi Veeresham
Among the microorganisms employed in the study, Aspergillus niger (GUFCC5443), Escherichia coli (ATCC9637), Streptomyces halstedii (CKM-2), Pseudomonas putida (NCIB9494), Cunninghamella elegans (NCIM689) and Sphingomonas paucimobilis (NCTC11030) were capable for the enantioselective conversion of racemic Carvedilol. Immobilization technique enhanced the enantioselectivity of microorganisms and thus increased the enantiomeric purity of the drug. Excellent enantiomeric ratios (E) were found in reactions catalyzed by immobilized A...
January 7, 2017: Natural Products and Bioprospecting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063497/pld-protein-protein-interactions-with-signaling-molecules-and-modulation-by-pa
#18
J Gomez-Cambronero, A J Morris, K M Henkels
We describe methods for studying phospholipase D (PLD) interactions with signaling proteins and modulation of these interactions by the PLD reaction product, phosphatidic acid (PA). PLD is fundamental to the physiological maintenance of cellular/intracellular membranes, protein trafficking, cytoskeletal dynamics, membrane remodeling, cell proliferation, meiotic division and sporulation. PA is an acidic phospholipid involved in the biosynthesis of many other lipids that affects the enzymatic activities of many different signaling proteins via protein-lipid interactions or as a substrate...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063495/probing-conformational-changes-and-interfacial-recognition-site-of-lipases-with-surfactants-and-inhibitors
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E Mateos-Diaz, S Amara, A Roussel, S Longhi, C Cambillau, F Carrière
Structural studies on lipases by X-ray crystallography have revealed conformational changes occurring in the presence of surfactants/inhibitors and the pivotal role played by a molecular "lid" of variable size and structure depending on the enzyme. Besides controlling the access to the enzyme active site, the lid is involved in lipase activation, formation of the interfacial recognition site (IRS), and substrate docking within the active site. The combined use of surfactants and inhibitors has been critical for a better understanding of lipase structure-function relationships...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063494/studying-gastric-lipase-adsorption-onto-phospholipid-monolayers-by-surface-tensiometry-ellipsometry-and-atomic-force-microscopy
#20
A Bénarouche, L Sams, C Bourlieu, V Vié, V Point, J F Cavalier, F Carrière
The access to kinetic parameters of lipolytic enzyme adsorption onto lipids is essential for a better understanding of the overall catalytic process carried out by these interfacial enzymes. Gastric lipase, for instance, shows an apparent optimum activity on triglycerides (TAG) at acidic pH, which is controlled by its pH-dependent adsorption at lipid-water interfaces. Since gastric lipase acts on TAG droplets covered by phospholipids, but does not hydrolyze these lipids, phospholipid monolayers spread at the air-water interfaces can be used as biomimetic interfaces to study lipase adsorption and penetration through the phospholipid layer, independently from the catalytic activity...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
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