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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651348/an-e-e-ratio-on-echocardiography-predicts-the-existence-of-left-atrial-low-voltage-areas-and-poor-outcomes-after-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Masaharu Masuda, Masashi Fujita, Osamu Iida, Shin Okamoto, Takayuki Ishihara, Kiyonori Nanto, Takashi Kanda, Akihiro Sunaga, Takuya Tsujimura, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Takuya Ohashi, Masaaki Uematsu
Aims: An elevated left atrial pressure has been reported to play an important role in the development of atrial remodelling in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. The study aimed at elucidating the association between the diastolic early transmitral flow velocity/mitral annular velocity (E/e', a non-invasive surrogate of left atrial pressure) and left atrial low-voltage-area existence, and the prognostic impact of the E/e' on procedural outcomes in patients undergoing AF ablation. Methods and results: Total of 215 consecutive patients were divided into 3 groups based on the estimated left atrial pressure: normal (E/e' < 8...
June 22, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651344/uterine-responses-to-early-pre-attachment-embryos-in-the-domestic-dog-and-comparisons-with-other-domestic-animal-species
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Felix R Graubner, Aykut Gram, Ewa Kautz, Stefan Bauersachs, Selim Aslan, Ali R Agaoglu, Alois Boos, Mariusz P Kowalewski
In the dog there is no luteolysis in the absence of pregnancy. Thus, this species lacks any anti-luteolytic endocrine signal as found in other species that modulate uterine function during the critical period of pregnancy establishment. Nevertheless, in the dog an embryo-maternal communication must occur in order to prevent rejection of embryos. Based on this hypothesis, we performed microarray analysis of canine uterine samples collected during pre-attachment phase (days 10-12) and in corresponding non-pregnant controls, in order to elucidate the embryo attachment signal...
June 23, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651235/alpinumisoflavone-inhibits-osteoclast-differentiation-and-exerts-anti-osteoporotic-effect-in-ovariectomized-mice
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Wei Cong, Chao Zhou, Jun Yin
Alpinumisoflavone (AIF), a naturally occurring flavonoid compound exacted from Derris eriocarpa, has been found to have a number of pharmacological activities. However, its role in bone disorder has not been investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the osteoprotective effect of AIF on ovariectomy-induced bone loss in mice model and related underlying mechanisms. Our study provides experimental evidence that AIF could regulate the remodeling process of bone and exert osteoprotective effect against ovariectomy-induced bone loss...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651003/iron-elevation-and-adipose-tissue-remodeling-in-the-epididymal-depot-of-a-mouse-model-of-polygenic-obesity
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Xiaoya Ma, Vinh T Pham, Hiroyuki Mori, Ormond A MacDougald, Yatrik M Shah, Peter F Bodary
BACKGROUND: Iron dysregulation is a potential contributor to the pathology of obesity-related metabolic complications. KK/HIJ (KK) mice, a polygenic obese mouse model, have elevated serum iron levels. A subset of KK male mice display a bronzing of epididymal adipose tissue (eAT) associated with >100-fold (p<0.001) higher iron concentration. METHODS: To further phenotype and characterize the adipose tissue iron overload, 27 male KK mice were evaluated. 14 had bronzing eAT and 13 had normal appearing eAT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650977/leishmania-donovani-resides-in-modified-early-endosomes-by-upregulating-rab5a-expression-via-the-downregulation-of-mir-494
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Jitender Kumar Verma, Ruchir Rastogi, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay
Several intracellular pathogens arrest the phagosome maturation in the host cells to avoid transport to lysosomes. In contrast, the Leishmania containing parasitophorous vacuole (PV) is shown to recruit lysosomal markers and thus Leishmania is postulated to be residing in the phagolysosomes in macrophages. Here, we report that Leishmania donovani specifically upregulates the expression of Rab5a by degrading c-Jun via their metalloprotease gp63 to downregulate the expression of miR-494 in THP-1 differentiated human macrophages...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650705/current-and-emerging-treatments-for-postsurgical-cleft-lip-scarring-effectiveness-and-mechanisms
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E Papathanasiou, C A Trotman, A R Scott, T E Van Dyke
Cleft lip with or without cleft palate is the most common congenital malformation of the head and the third-most common birth defect. Surgical repair of the lip is the only treatment and is usually performed during the first year of life. Hypertrophic scar (HTS) formation is a frequent postoperative complication that impairs soft tissue form, function, or movement. Multiple lip revision operations are often required throughout childhood, attempting to optimize aesthetics and function. The mechanisms guiding HTS formation are multifactorial and complex...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650574/injection-of-microporous-annealing-particle-map-hydrogels-in-the-stroke-cavity-reduces-gliosis-and-inflammation-and-promotes-npc-migration-to-the-lesion
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Lina R Nih, Elias Sideris, S Thomas Carmichael, Tatiana Segura
With the number of deaths due to stroke decreasing, more individuals are forced to live with crippling disability resulting from the stroke. To date, no therapeutics exist after the first 4.5 h after the stroke onset, aside from rest and physical therapy. Following stroke, a large influx of astrocytes and microglia releasing proinflammatory cytokines leads to dramatic inflammation and glial scar formation, affecting brain tissue's ability to repair itself. Pathological conditions, such as a stroke, trigger neural progenitor cells (NPCs) proliferation and migration toward the damaged site...
June 26, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650470/signaling-coupled-epigenomic-regulation-of-gene-expression
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R Kumar, S Deivendran, T R Santhoshkumar, M R Pillai
Inheritance of genomic information independent of the DNA sequence, the epigenetics, as well as gene transcription are profoundly shaped by serine/threonine and tyrosine signaling kinases and components of the chromatin remodeling complexes. To precisely respond to a changing external milieu, human cells efficiently translate upstream signals into post-translational modifications (PTMs) on histones and coregulators such as corepressors, coactivators, DNA-binding factors and PTM modifying enzymes. Because a protein with multiple residues for putative PTMs is expected to undergo more than one PTM in cells stimulated with growth factors, the outcome of combinational PTM codes on histones and coregulators is profoundly shaped by regulatory interplays between PTMs...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650465/mcu-dependent-mitochondrial-ca-2-inhibits-nad-sirt3-sod2-pathway-to-promote-ros-production-and-metastasis-of-hcc-cells
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T Ren, H Zhang, J Wang, J Zhu, M Jin, Y Wu, X Guo, L Ji, Q Huang, H Zhang, H Yang, J Xing
Mitochondrial Ca(2+) signaling, which is strongly dependent on the mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter (MCU) complex, has a series of key roles in physiopathological processes, including energy metabolism, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and cell apoptosis. However, a mechanistic understanding of how the mitochondrial Ca(2+) signaling is remodeled and its functional roles remains greatly limited in cancers, especially in hepatocellular carcinoma. Here we demonstrated that the MCU complex was dysregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and significantly correlated with metastasis and poor prognosis of HCC patients...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650461/a-light-and-calcium-gated-transcription-factor-for-imaging-and-manipulating-activated-neurons
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Wenjing Wang, Craig P Wildes, Tanyaporn Pattarabanjird, Mateo I Sanchez, Gordon F Glober, Gillian A Matthews, Kay M Tye, Alice Y Ting
Activity remodels neurons, altering their molecular, structural, and electrical characteristics. To enable the selective characterization and manipulation of these neurons, we present FLARE, an engineered transcription factor that drives expression of fluorescent proteins, opsins, and other genetically encoded tools only in the subset of neurons that experienced activity during a user-defined time window. FLARE senses the coincidence of elevated cytosolic calcium and externally applied blue light, which together produce translocation of a membrane-anchored transcription factor to the nucleus to drive expression of any transgene...
June 26, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650106/dok3-modulates-bone-remodeling-by-negatively-regulating-osteoclastogenesis-and-positively-regulating-osteoblastogenesis
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Xiaofeng Cai, Junjie Xing, Courtney L Long, Qisheng Peng, Mary Beth Humphrey
Osteoclastogenesis is essential for bone remodeling and normal skeletal maintenance. RANKL promotes osteoclast differentiation and function but requires costimulation of immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM)-coupled immunoreceptors. Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-2 (TREM2) coupled to ITAM-adaptor protein DNAX activation protein 12kDA (DAP12) provides costimulation of intracellular calcium signaling during osteoclastogenesis. Previously, we found that downstream of kinase-3 (DOK3) physically associates with DAP12 to inhibit toll-like receptor (TLR)-induced inflammatory signaling in macrophages...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649990/a-pan-cancer-genome-wide-analysis-reveals-tumour-dependencies-by-induction-of-nonsense-mediated-decay
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Zhiyuan Hu, Christopher Yau, Ahmed Ashour Ahmed
Nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) eliminates transcripts with premature termination codons. Although NMD-induced loss-of-function has been shown to contribute to the genesis of particular cancers, its global functional consequence in tumours has not been characterized. Here we develop an algorithm to predict NMD and apply it on somatic mutations reported in The Cancer Genome Atlas. We identify more than 73 K mutations that are predicted to elicit NMD (NMD-elicit). NMD-elicit mutations in tumour suppressor genes (TSGs) are associated with significant reduction in gene expression...
June 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649804/fibroblast-derived-exosomes-promote-epithelial-cell-proliferation-through-tgf-%C3%AE-2-signaling-pathway-in-severe-asthma
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Ikhlass Haj-Salem, Sophie Plante, Abdelilah S Gounni, Mahmoud Rouabhia, Jamila Chakir
BACKGROUND: Bronchial fibroblasts play a key role in airway remodeling in asthma. They regulate epithelial cell functions such as proliferation through growth factors, cytokines, chemokines and exosomes. The role of exosomes in the communication between epithelial cells and fibroblasts by vehiculing these mediators in asthma remains to be determined. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of exosomes released by bronchial fibroblasts on epithelial cell proliferation in severe asthma...
June 26, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649782/heterozygous-variants-in-actl6a-encoding-a-component-of-the-baf-complex-are-associated-with-intellectual-disability
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Ronit Marom, Mahim Jain, Lindsay C Burrage, I-Wen Song, Brett H Graham, Chester W Brown, Servi J C Stevens, Alexander P A Stegmann, Andrew T Gunter, Julie D Kaplan, Ralitza H Gavrilova, Marwan Shinawi, Jill A Rosenfeld, Yangjin Bae, Alyssa A Tran, Yuqing Chen, James T Lu, Richard A Gibbs, Christine Eng, Yaping Yang, Justine Rousseau, Bert B A de Vries, Philippe M Campeau, Brendan Lee
Pathogenic variants in genes encoding components of the BAF chromatin remodeling complex have been associated with intellectual disability syndromes. We identified heterozygous, novel variants in ACTL6A, a gene encoding a component of the BAF complex, in three subjects with varying degrees of intellectual disability. Two subjects have missense variants affecting highly conserved amino acid residues within the actin-like domain. Missense mutations in the homologous region in yeast actin were previously reported to be dominant lethal and were associated with impaired binding of the human ACTL6A to β-actin and BRG1...
June 25, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649742/genotranscriptomic-meta-analysis-of-the-chd-family-chromatin-remodelers-in-human-cancers-initial-evidence-of-an-oncogenic-role-for-chd7
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Xiaofang Chu, Xuhui Guo, Yuanyuan Jiang, Huimei Yu, Lanxin Liu, Wenqi Shan, Zeng-Quan Yang
Chromodomain helicase DNA binding proteins (CHD) are characterized by N-terminal tandem chromodomains and a central ATP-dependent helicase domain. CHDs govern the cellular machinery's access to DNA, thereby playing critical roles in various cellular processes including transcription, proliferation, and DNA damage repair. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that mutation and dysregulation of CHDs are implicated in the pathogenesis of developmental disorders and cancer. However, we know little about genomic and transcriptomic alterations and the clinical significance of most CHDs in human cancer...
June 26, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649502/rise-in-defibrillation-threshold-after-postoperative-cardiac-remodeling-in-a-patient-with-severe-ebstein-s-anomaly
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Reina Bianca Tan, Charles Love, Dan Halpern, Frank Cecchin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649439/mechanisms-of-action-of-sacubitril-valsartan-on-cardiac-remodeling-a-systems-biology-approach
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Oriol Iborra-Egea, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Santiago Roura, Isaac Perea-Gil, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Carolina Soler-Botija, Antoni Bayes-Genis
Sacubitril/Valsartan, proved superiority over other conventional heart failure management treatments, but its mechanisms of action remains obscure. In this study, we sought to explore the mechanistic details for Sacubitril/Valsartan in heart failure and post-myocardial infarction remodeling, using an in silico, systems biology approach. Myocardial transcriptome obtained in response to myocardial infarction in swine was analyzed to address post-infarction ventricular remodeling. Swine transcriptome hits were mapped to their human equivalents using Reciprocal Best (blast) Hits, Gene Name Correspondence, and InParanoid database...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649241/insulin-modulates-cytokine-release-collagen-and-mucus-secretion-in-lung-remodeling-of-allergic-diabetic-mice
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Sabrina S Ferreira, Fernanda P B Nunes, Felipe B Casagrande, Joilson O Martins
INTRODUCTION: The role of insulin in lung remodeling in a model of asthma in healthy and diabetic mice was evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Diabetic male BALB/c mice (alloxan, 50 mg/kg, intravenous) and controls were sensitized by subcutaneous (s.c.) injection of ovalbumin (OA, 20 µg) in aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3, 2 mg) 10 days after the alloxan injection and received the same dose 12 days later. Six days after the last sensitization, animals were nebulized with OA solution for 7 days...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649102/-aging-and-homeostasis-chronic-inflammation-and-aging
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Hiroshi Akazawa
Chronic inflammation is one of the common pathological bases underlying aging and aging-related diseases. Recently, it was reported that complement C1q, a crucial regulator of innate immunity, is deeply involved in the pathogenesis of aging-related sarcopenia, heart failure, and hypertension-induced aortic remodeling. In this review, the role and function of chronic inflammation in aging and aging-related diseases will be summarized.
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649015/on-command-on-off-switching-of-progenitor-cell-and-cancer-cell-polarized-motility-and-aligned-morphology-via-a-cytocompatible-shape-memory-polymer-scaffold
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Jing Wang, Andy Quach, Megan E Brasch, Christopher E Turner, James H Henderson
In vitro biomaterial models have enabled advances in understanding the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) architecture in the control of cell motility and polarity. Most models are, however, static and cannot mimic dynamic aspects of in vivo ECM remodeling and function. To address this limitation, we present an electrospun shape memory polymer scaffold that can change fiber alignment on command under cytocompatible conditions. Cellular response was studied using the human fibrosarcoma cell line HT-1080 and the murine mesenchymal stem cell line C3H/10T1/2...
June 14, 2017: Biomaterials
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