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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817834/mdm2-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-metastasis-of-ovarian-cancer-skov3-cells
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Ying Chen, Dan-Dan Wang, Ye-Ping Wu, Dan Su, Tian-Yi Zhou, Ren-Hua Gai, Ying-Ying Fu, Lin Zheng, Qiao-Jun He, Hong Zhu, Bo Yang
BACKGROUND: Metastasis accounts for the most lethal reason for the death of ovarian cancer patients, but remains largely untreated. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is critical for the conversion of early-stage ovarian tumours into metastatic malignancies. Thus the exploration of the signalling pathways promoting EMT would open potential opportunities for the treatment of metastatic ovarian cancer. Herein, the putative role of MDM2 in regulating EMT and metastasis of ovarian cancer SKOV3 cells was investigated...
August 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817810/tgf-%C3%AE-1-is-involved-in-vitamin-d-induced-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-regulating-the-erk-jnk-pathway
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Xiaorui Jiang, Botao Huang, Huiying Yang, Guishi Li, Chunlei Zhang, Guangshi Yang, Feng Lin, Guodong Lin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by degradation of cartilage, sole cell type of which is chondrocytes. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) possess multipotency and can be directionally differentiated into chondrocytes under stimulation. This study was aimed to explore the possible roles of vitamin D and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) in the chondrogenic differentiation of BMSCs. METHODS: BMSCs were isolated from femurs and tibias of rats and characterized by flow cytometry...
August 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817777/predicting-nox-catalysis-by-quantifying-ce-3-from-surface-and-lattice-oxygen
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Vinod Kumar Paidi, Louisa Savereide, David J Childers, Justin M Notestein, Charles Alexander Roberts, Johan van Lierop
Our work introduces a novel technique based on the magnetic response of Ce(3+) and molecular oxygen adsorbed on the surface of nanoceria and ceria-based catalysts that quantifies the number and type of defects, and demonstrates that this information is the missing link that finally enables predictive design of NOx catalysis in ceria-based systems. The new insights into ceria catalysis are enabled by quantifying the above for different ceria nanoparticle shapes (i.e. surface terminations) and O2 partial pressure...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817704/analysis-of-multidrug-resistant-group-b-streptococci-with-reduced-penicillin-susceptibility-forming-small-less-hemolytic-colonies
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Hirotsugu Banno, Kouji Kimura, Yosuke Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Makoto Kuroda, Wanchun Jin, Jun-Ichi Wachino, Keiko Yamada, Keigo Shibayama, Yoshichika Arakawa
Group B streptococci (GBS; Streptococcus agalactiae) are the leading cause of neonatal invasive diseases and are also important pathogens for elderly adults. Until now, nearly all GBS with reduced penicillin susceptibility (PRGBS) have shown β-hemolytic activity and grow on sheep blood agar. However, we have previously reported three PRGBS clinical isolates harboring a CylK deletion that form small less hemolytic colonies. In this study, we examined the causes of small, less hemolytic colony formation in these clinical isolates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817660/cited4-is-related-to-cardiogenic-induction-and-maintenance-of-proliferation-capacity-of-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-during-in-vitro-cardiogenesis
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Junichiro Miake, Tomomi Notsu, Katsumi Higaki, Kyoko Hidaka, Takayuki Morisaki, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Ichiro Hisatome
Cardiac progenitor cells have a limited proliferative capacity. The CREB-binding protein/p300-interacting transactivator, with the Glu/Asp-rich carboxy-terminal domain (Cited) gene family, regulates gene transcription. Increased expression of the Cited4 gene in an adult mouse is associated with exercise-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and proliferation. However, the expression patterns and functional roles of the Cited4 gene during cardiogenesis are largely unknown. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated the expression patterns and functional roles of the Cited4 gene during in vitro cardiogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817611/the-directed-migration-of-gonadal-distal-tip-cells-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-requires-ngat-1-a-%C3%A3-1-4-n-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-enzyme
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Joseph Veyhl, Robert J Dunn, Wendy L Johnston, Alexa Bennett, Lijia W Zhang, James W Dennis, Harry Schachter, Joseph G Culotti
Glycoproteins such as growth factor receptors and extracellular matrix have well-known functions in development and cancer progression, however, the glycans at sites of modification are often heterogeneous molecular populations which makes their functional characterization challenging. Here we provide evidence for a specific, discrete, well-defined glycan modification and regulation of a stage-specific cell migration in Caenorhabditis elegans. We show that a chain-terminating, putative null mutation in the gene encoding a predicted β1,4-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase, named ngat-1, causes a maternally rescued temperature sensitive (ts) defect in the second phase of the three phase migration pattern of the posterior, but not the anterior, hermaphrodite Distal Tip Cell (DTC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817389/congenital-anomalies-of-the-optic-disc-insights-from-optical-coherence-tomography-imaging
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Karen W Jeng-Miller, Dean M Cestari, Eric D Gaier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Congenital anomalies of the optic nerve are rare but significant causes of visual dysfunction in children and adults. Accurate diagnosis is dependent on a thorough funduscopic examination, but can be enhanced by imaging information garnered from optical coherence tomography (OCT). We review common congenital optic nerve anomalies, including optic disc pit, optic nerve coloboma, morning glory disc anomaly, and hypoplasia of the optic nerve, review their systemic associations, and discuss insights from OCT imaging...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817345/reverse-transcription-quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-detection-of-and-differentiation-between-rna-and-dna-of-hiv-1-based-lentiviral-vectors
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Melanie Pavlovic, Nina Koehler, Martina Anton, Anna Dinkelmeier, Maren Haase, Thorsten Stellberger, Ulrich Busch, Armin E Baiker
The purpose of the described method is the detection of and differentiation between RNA and DNA of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-derived lentiviral vectors (LV) in cell culture supernatants and swab samples. For the analytical surveillance of genetic engineering, operations methods for the detection of the HIV-1-based LV generations are required. Furthermore, for research issues, it is important to prove the absence of LV particles for downgrading experimental settings in terms of the biosafety level. Here, a quantitative polymerase chain reaction method targeting the long terminal repeat U5 subunit and the start sequence of the packaging signal ψ is described...
August 2017: Human Gene Therapy Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817208/regio-and-stereoselective-chlorocyanation-of-alkynes
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Manuel Alcarazo, Alejandro G Barrado, Richard Goddard, Adam Zielinski
The regio- and stereoselective conversion of alkynes into (Z)-3-chloroacrylonitriles was achieved by treatment of a variety of terminal as well as internal alkynes with BCl3 in the presence of stoichiometric amounts of imidazolium thiocyanates. These products can be easily functionalized into useful building blocks, demonstrating the synthetic value of the method. Preliminary mechanistic studies suggest initial activation of the cationic thiocyanate by the Lewis acid followed by electrophilic attack of the alkyne...
August 17, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817198/valuable-antibody-detection-method-for-classifying-hepatitis-e-virus-genotypes
#10
Chenyan Zhao, Yansheng Geng, Weijing Huang, Hongxia Ma, Youchun Wang
Nucleotide-based methods are conventionally used to classify the hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotypes. A serological enzyme immunoassay (EIA) using open reading frame 3 (ORF3) C-terminal peptides was developed to conveniently and accurately classify and evaluate the genotypes of HEV. The sera of mice immunized with HEV genotype 1, 3 and 4 reacted highly specifically to the peptides of the corresponding genotypes. Most (84.2%) clinical sera infected with HEV genotype 4 were positive for anti-HEV antibodies when tested with the ORF3 peptides of genotype 4, but were negative for genotypes 1 and 3...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817177/the-n-terminal-ubiquitin-associated-domain-of-cezanne-is-crucial-for-its-function-to-suppress-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Yanxi Ji, Liu Cao, Lanyi Zeng, Zhen Zhang, Qiaoqiao Xiao, Penglin Guan, Shiyou Chen, Yu Chen, Min Wang, Deyin Guo
Cezanne, a deubiquitinating cysteine protease (DUB) belonging to A20 subgroup of ovarian tumor (OTU) protein superfamily, functions as a negative regulator of NF-κB to attenuate NF-κB activation and to restrain pro-inflammatory transcription in response to TNF receptor (TNFR) signaling. It is the first documented OTU DUB that preferably disassembles Lys11-linked polyubiquitin chains and has been shown to regulate multiple cellular events including immune signaling, cell survival and tumor progression. Previous studies showed that in response to TNF stimulation, Cezanne is recruited to the activated TNFR complex to suppress the build-up of polyubiquitinated RIP1 signal by removing Lys63 polyubiquitin from RIP1...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817161/biomechanical-evaluation-of-unicortical-stress-risers-of-the-proximal-humerus-associated-with-pectoralis-major-repair
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David J Wilson, Brian P Milam, William F Scully, Todd P Balog, Kyong S Min, Christopher S Chen, Bryant G Marchant, Edward D Arrington
Proximal humerus fracture after pectoralis major tendon repair has been recently reported. Although this complication is rare, it may be possible to decrease such risk using newer techniques for myotenodesis. This study was designed to evaluate various unicortical stress risers created at the proximal humeral metadiaphysis during myotenodesis for repair of pectoralis major ruptures. A simulated pectoralis major myotenodesis was performed using fourth-generation Sawbones (N=30). Using previously described anatomic landmarks for the tendinous insertion, 3 repair techniques were compared: bone trough, tenodesis screws, and suture anchors (N=10 each)...
August 17, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816790/terminal-memoirs-of-america-s-18th-president-grant-twain%C3%A2-and-cocaine
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September 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816666/efficient-multi-strategy-intra-prediction-for-quality-scalable-high-efficiency-video-coding
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Dayong Wang, Ce Zhu, Yu Sun, Frederic Dufaux, Yuanyuan Huang
As an extension of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the Scalable High Efficiency Video Coding (SHVC) introduces multiple layers with inter-layer predictions, which greatly increases the complexity on top of the already complicated HEVC encoder. In Intra prediction for Quality SHVC, Coding Tree Unit (CTU) allows recursive splitting into four depth levels, which considers 35 Intra prediction modes and interlayer reference (ILR) mode to determine the best possible mode at each depth level. This achieves the highest coding efficiency but incurs a substantially high computational complexity...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816641/preparation-of-recombinant-human-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-protein
#15
Yanlu Zhang, Liehua Wu, Jingai Yu, JianFeng Mei, Yu Yi, JianShu Chen, Guoqing Ying
Human thymic stromal lymphopoietin (hTSLP) protein plays a central role in inflammation. Characterizing properties of hTSLP requires a recombinant overexpression system that produces correctly folded, active hTSLP. In this report, an efficient overexpression system for production of hTSLP was developed. We constructed expression plasmids of the full-length hTslp gene with or without the signal peptide and transformed the plasmids into E. coli. The design of the recombinant proteins included an N-terminal His-tag, which facilitated purification...
August 17, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816592/two-faced-fcab-prevents-polymerization-with-vegf-and-reveals-thermodynamics-and-the-2-15%C3%A2-%C3%A3-crystal-structure-of-the-complex
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Elisabeth Lobner, Anne-Sophie Humm, Georg Mlynek, Konstantin Kubinger, Michael Kitzmüller, Michael W Traxlmayr, Kristina Djinović-Carugo, Christian Obinger
Fcabs (Fc domain with antigen-binding sites) are promising novel therapeutics. By engineering of the C-terminal loops of the CH3 domains, two antigen binding sites can be inserted in close proximity. In order to elucidate the binding mode(s) between homodimeric Fcabs and small homodimeric antigens, the interaction between the Fcabs 448 and CT6 (having the AB, CD and EF loops and the C-termini engineered) with homodimeric VEGF was investigated. The crystal structures of these Fcabs, which form polymers with the antigen VEGF in solution, were determined...
August 17, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816576/a-demethylation-deficient-isoform-of-the-lysine-demethylase-kdm2a-interacts-with-pericentromeric-heterochromatin-in-an-hp1a-dependent-manner
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Dijana Lađinović, Jitka Novotná, Soňa Jakšová, Ivan Raška, Tomáš Vacík
Histone modifications have a profound impact on the chromatin structure and gene expression and their correct establishment and recognition is essential for correct cell functioning. Malfunction of histone modifying proteins is associated with developmental defects and diseases and detailed characterization of these proteins is therefore very important. The lysine specific demethylase KDM2A is a CpG island binding protein that has been studied predominantly for its ability to regulate CpG island-associated gene promoters by demethylating their H3K36me2...
August 17, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816396/identification-of-novel-site-specific-alterations-in-the-modification-level-of-myelin-basic-protein-isolated-from-mouse-brain-at-different-ages-using-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry
#18
Bettina Sarg, Klaus Faserl, Herbert H Lindner
Myelin basic protein (MBP) is a multifunctional protein involved in maintaining the stability and integrity of the myelin sheath by a variety of interactions with membranes and other proteins. MBP is subjected to extensive post-translational modifications (PTMs) that are known to be crucial for the regulation of these interactions. Here we report capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometric (CE-MS) analysis for the separation and identification of MBP peptides that incorporate the same PTM at different sites, creating multiple localization variants, and the ability to analyze challenging modifications such as asparagine and glutamine deamidation, isomerization and arginine citrullination...
August 17, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816348/transition-metal-dependent-regulation-of-the-signal-transduction-cascade-driving-oocyte-meiosis
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Stephanie Schaefer-Ramadan, Satanay Hubrack, Khaled Machaca
The G2-M transition of the cell cycle requires the activation of members of the Cdc25 dual specificity phosphatase family. Using Xenopus oocyte maturation as a model system, we have previously shown that chelation of transition metals blocks meiosis progression by inhibiting Cdc25C activation. Here, using approaches that allow for the isolation of very pure and active recombinant Cdc25C, we show that Cdc25C does not bind zinc as previously reported. Additionally, we show that mutants in the disordered C-terminal end of Cdc25C are poor initiators of meiosis, likely due to their inability to localize to the proper sub-cellular location...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816313/2-4-diamino-1-3-5-triazine-enabled-cu-catalyzed-direct-sulfonamidation-of-aromatic-c-h-bonds
#20
Chan Song, Tao Wang, TingTing Yu, Dong-Mei Cui, Chen Zhang
An efficient copper acetate catalyzed sulfonamidation of arenes via C-H bond activation directed by a 2,4-diamino-1,3,5-triazine chelating group under oxygen as a terminal oxidant has been developed. The reaction shows good regioselectivity and functional group tolerance, as well as providing a straightforward methodology for the preparation of ortho-monosulfonamidated arene derivatives in moderate to high yields. The sulfonamidation at the gram scale can be performed with a good yield.
August 17, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
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