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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719670/suppressive-effect-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-on-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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Ryo Matoba, Yuki Morizane, Yusuke Shiode, Masayuki Hirano, Shinichiro Doi, Shinji Toshima, Ryoichi Araki, Mika Hosogi, Tomoko Yonezawa, Fumio Shiraga
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells plays a central role in the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a key regulator of energy homeostasis, on the EMT in RPE cells. In this study, EMT-associated formation of cellular aggregates was induced by co-stimulation of cultured ARPE-19 cells with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (10 ng/ml) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β2 (5 ng/ml)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719490/identification-of-hypotensive-emergency-department-patients-with-cardiogenic-etiologies
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Daniel J Henning, Kathleen E Kearney, M Kennedy Hall, Claudius Mahr, Nathan I Shapiro, Graham Nichol
OBJECTIVE: Identify predictors of cardiogenic etiology among Emergency Department (ED) patients with hypotension, and use these predictors to create a clinical tool to discern cardiogenic etiology of hypotension. METHODS: This secondary analysis evaluated a prospective cohort of consecutive patients with hypotension in an urban, academic, tertiary care ED from November 2012 to September 2013. We included adults with hypotension, defined as a new vasopressor requirement, systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 90 mmHg after at least 1L of crystalloid or 2 units packed red blood cells, or SBP < 90 mmHg and fluids withheld due to concern for fluid overload...
July 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718726/effects-of-the-notch1-signaling-pathway-on-human-lung-cancer-a549-cells
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Yun Zeng, Bijian Yin, Xinwei Wang, Guohao Xia, Zhengjie Shen, Wenzhe Gu, Mianhua Wu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of the Notch1 signaling pathway on human lung cancer A549 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A549 cells were transfected with recombinant plasmids. Cell proliferation was detected by MTT assay. A tumor-bearing mouse model was established for intratumoral gene injection. Apoptosis-related factors were detected by immunohistochemical assay. Caspase-8, caspase-3, caspase-9, PI3K, pAkt and pSTAT3 expressions were detected by Western blotting...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718011/case-series-on-the-association-between-blood-levels-and-side-effects-of-afatinib-maleate
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Junya Sato, Naoto Morikawa, Ryosuke Chiba, Satoru Nihei, Satoshi Moriguchi, Heisuke Saito, Kohei Yamauchi, Kenzo Kudo
PURPOSE: Afatinib maleate (AFA) is a second-generation, tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment for specific variants of non-small cell lung cancer exhibiting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. In this study, we measured the blood AFA levels in six patients with lung cancer and investigated the association between blood levels and side effects of this drug. METHODS: The study subjects were patients who were administered AFA for non-small cell lung cancer...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715559/interferon-%C3%AE-treatment-of-human-laryngotracheal-stenosis-derived-fibroblasts
#5
Kevin Motz, Idris Samad, Linda X Yin, Michael K Murphy, Madhavi Duvvuri, Dacheng Ding, Alexander T Hillel
Importance: Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a fibroproliferative disorder of the glottis, subglottis, and trachea. In models of fibrosis from other organ systems, the CD4+ T-cell response has been shown to regulate extracellular matrix deposition. Specifically, helper T cell 2 (TH2) promotes fibrosis, whereas TH1 and associated cytokines have been shown to be antifibrotic. However, this antifibrotic effect of the TH1 response has not been demonstrated in LTS. Objective: To determine whether the TH1 cytokine interferon-γ inhibits the function of LTS-derived fibroblasts in vitro...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715540/predictors-of-hand-foot-syndrome-and-pyridoxine-for-prevention-of-capecitabine-induced-hand-foot-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Yoon-Sim Yap, Li-Lian Kwok, Nicholas Syn, Wen Yee Chay, John Whay Kuang Chia, Chee Kian Tham, Nan Soon Wong, Soo Kien Lo, Rebecca Alexandra Dent, Sili Tan, Zuan Yu Mok, King Xin Koh, Han Chong Toh, Wen Hsin Koo, Marie Loh, Raymond Chee Hui Ng, Su Pin Choo, Richie Chuan Teck Soong
Importance: Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is a common adverse effect of capecitabine treatment. Objective: To compare the incidence and time to onset of grade 2 or greater HFS in patients receiving pyridoxine vs placebo and to identify biomarkers predictive of HFS. Design, Setting, and Participants: This single-center, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial conducted at National Cancer Centre Singapore assessed whether oral pyridoxine could prevent the onset of grade 2 or higher HFS in 210 patients scheduled to receive single-agent capecitabine chemotherapy for breast, colorectal, and other cancers...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714938/taxifolin-activates-the-nrf2-anti-oxidative-stress-pathway-in-mouse-skin-epidermal-jb6-p-cells-through-epigenetic-modifications
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Haixue Kuang, Zhenqiu Tang, Chengyue Zhang, Zhibin Wang, Wenji Li, Chunjuan Yang, Qiuhong Wang, Bingyou Yang, Ah-Ng Kong
Nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a vital transcription factor that regulates the anti-oxidative defense system. Previous reports suggested that the expression of the Nrf2 gene can be regulated by epigenetic modifications. The potential epigenetic effect of taxifolin (TAX), a potent cancer chemopreventive agent, in skin cancer chemoprotection is unknown. In this study, we investigated how Nrf2 is epigenetically regulated by TAX in JB6 P+ cells. TAX was found to inhibit the 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced colony formation of JB6 P+ cells...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713932/human-trypsin-inhibitor-reduces-the-apoptosis-of-lipopolysaccharide%C3%A2-induced-human-kidney%C3%A2-2-cells-by-promoting-mitochondrial-fusion
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Ning Liu, Zhiyi Jiang, Yongjun Liu, Yao Nie, Juan Chen, Bin Ouyang, Xiangdong Guan, Minying Chen
Imbalance in mitochondrial fusion/fission is one of the mechanisms leading to sepsis‑induced mitochondrial dysfunction and cell apoptosis. The present study examined the effects of human trypsin inhibitor (UTI), a well‑known antioxidant and anti‑inflammatory substance, on mitochondrial dynamics and cell apoptosis in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced human kidney‑2 (HK‑2) cells. The HK‑2 cells were incubated for 24 h either with LPS (800 ng/ml) or LPS (800 ng/ml) mixed with UTI (250 U/ml). Cell viability was assessed using a3‑(4,5‑dimethyl‑2‑thiazolyl)‑2, 5‑diphenyl‑2‑H‑tetrazolium bromide assay...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713871/immune-dysfunctionality-of-replicative-senescent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-is-corrected-by-ifn%C3%AE-priming
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Raghavan Chinnadurai, Devi Rajan, Spencer Ng, Kenneth McCullough, Dalia Arafat, Edmund K Waller, Larry J Anderson, Greg Gibson, Jacques Galipeau
Industrial-scale expansion of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is often used in clinical trials, and the effect of replicative senescence on MSC functionality is of mechanistic interest. Senescent MSCs exhibit cell-cycle arrest, cellular hypertrophy, and express the senescent marker β-galactosidase. Although both fit and senescent MSCs display intact lung-homing properties in vivo, senescent MSCs acquire a significant defect in inhibiting T-cell proliferation and cytokine secretion in vitro. IFNγ does not upregulate HLA-DR on senescent MSCs, whereas its silencing did not reverse fit MSCs' immunosuppressive properties...
April 25, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712399/-expressions-of-stem-cell-factor-and-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells-and-related-mechanism
#10
Min Zhang, Yunjian Wang, Qiong Li, Qingjun Li, Nanmu Yang, Guohua You, Li Wang
Objective To study the correlation between the expressions of stem cell factor (SCF) and hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α) in pancreatic cancer, and investigate the mechanism by which SCF regulates the expression of HIF-1α. Methods Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expressions of SCF and HIF-1α in pancreatic cancer specimens and to analyze the correlation between SCF and HIF-1α expressions. Pancreatic cancer PANC-1 cells were treated with different doses of SCF (0, 1, 10, 100 ng/mL) alone or combined with c-KIT inhibitor Gleevec (5 μmol/L)...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712396/-response-surface-methodology-for-optimizing-the-technology-of-induction-and-isolation-of-dendritic-cells-by-multiple-cytokines
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Xunwei Duan, Guiqing Xiao, Yanlan Zhao, Lixing Wang, Chenna Zheng, Le Dong, Wenlin Wu
Objective To promote the induction and separation efficiency of bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) in vitro through optimizing the inducing and isolating process by multiple cytokines. Methods The factors to be optimized in single factor tests included recombinant mouse granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (rmGM-CSF), recombinant mouse interleukine 4 (rmIL-4), lipopolysaccharide (LPS), recombinant mouse tumor necrosis factor α (rmTNF-α) and inducing time. The numbers of immature dendritic cells (imDCs) and mature dendritic cells (mDCs) were investigated as the indicators...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712059/a-combination-of-testosterone-and-white-blood-cell-count-as-a-predictive-factor-of-overall-survival-in-localized-prostate-cancer
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Daniel Taussky, Denis Souliéres, Laurent Azoulay, Hui Yin, Houda Bahig, Jean-Paul Bahary, Guila Delouya
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that neutrophil count or an elevated neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as well as testosterone levels are separately associated with increased mortality in patients with localized prostate cancer. OBJECTIVE: We tested a combination of testosterone levels and white blood cell (WBC) counts to predict overall survival (OS) in a prospective cohort of patients treated with radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The 381 patients included in this study were prospectively enrolled in phase 2 or 3 studies...
July 15, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708509/gdf8-activates-p38-mapk-signaling-during-porcine-oocyte-maturation-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Junchul David Yoon, Seon-Ung Hwang, Eunhye Kim, Minghui Jin, Soochong Kim, Sang-Hwan Hyun
Growth Differentiation Factor 8 (GDF8) is a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) family and has been identified as a strong physiological regulator. This factor is expressed as a paracrine factor in mural granulosa cells. To investigate the effects of GDF8 on the in vitro maturation (IVM) of porcine oocytes, we assessed the quality of matured oocytes as well as the specific gene transcription and protein activation levels in oocytes and cumulus cells (CCs) after IVM and subsequent embryonic development after in vitro fertilization (IVF) and parthenogenetic activation (PA)...
June 6, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706886/the-effects-of-indoxyl-sulfate-induced-endothelial-microparticles-on-neointimal-hyperplasia-formation-in-an-ex-vivo-model
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Jung-Hwa Ryu, HeeJung Park, Seung-Jung Kim
PURPOSE: Neointimal hyperplasia (NH) is considered to be one of the main causes of vascular access occlusion in patients receiving hemodialysis. Endothelial injury and TGF-β-mediated proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) induce NH. Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) are also increased by endothelial injury. We aimed to investigate the effects of EMPs and TGF-β expression on VSMC proliferation and their contributions to NH formation in an ex vivo model. METHODS: EMPs were collected from the culture media of human umbilical vein endothelial cells treated with indoxyl sulfate (IS, 250 µg/mL) after ultracentrifugation at 100,000 × g...
July 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700121/development-of-a-bead-based-multiplexed-assay-for-simultaneous-quantification-of-five-bovine-cytokines-by-flow-cytometry
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Valérie Rodrigues, Jean Baptiste Baudier, Isabelle Chantal
Quantifying cytokines is extremely important in studies of host-pathogen interactions. Multiplex assays are commercially available but only for human and mouse cytokines. Here a method for the simultaneous quantification of five important bovine cytokines IFNγ, IL-4, IL-10, IL-12, and TNFα in cell culture supernatants, using flow cytometry was reported. Functional beads from BD Biosciences expressing specific APC intensity were used. Commercially available antibodies against bovine cytokines were covalently coupled to beads as capture antibodies...
July 12, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698893/cytotoxicity-against-tumor-cell-lines-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-chitinases-from-calotropis-procera-latex
#16
Carolina Araújo Viana, Márcio V Ramos, José Delano Barreto Marinho Filho, Letícia Veras Costa Lotufo, Ingrid Samantha Tavares Figueiredo, Jefferson Soares de Oliveira, Pietro Mastroeni, José Vitor Lima-Filho, Nylane Maria Nunes Alencar
The role of chitinases from the latex of medicinal shrub Calotropis procera on viability of tumor cell lines and inflammation was investigated. Soluble latex proteins were fractionated in a CM Sepharose Fast-Flow Column and the major peak (LPp1) subjected to ion exchange chromatography using a Mono-Q column coupled to an FPLC system. In a first series of experiments, immortalized macrophages were cultured with LPp1 for 24 h. Then, cytotoxicity of chitinase isoforms (LPp1-P1 to P6) was evaluated against HCT-116 (colon carcinoma), OVCAR-8 (ovarian carcinoma), and SF-295 (glioblastoma) tumor cell lines in 96-well plates...
July 11, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697727/intermedin-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-by-induction-of-heme-oxygenase-1-in-rats-with-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
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Xi Qiao, Lihua Wang, Yanhong Wang, Xiaole Su, Yufeng Qiao, Yun Fan, Zhiqiang Peng
BACKGROUND: Intermedin [IMD, adrenomedullin-2 (ADM-2)] attenuates renal fibrosis by inhibition of oxidative stress. However, the precise mechanisms remain unknown. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), an antioxidant agent, is associated with antifibrogenic effects. ADM is known to induce HO-1. Whether IMD has any effect on HO-1 is unclear. Herein, we determined whether the antifibrotic properties of IMD are mediated by induction of HO-1. METHODS: Renal fibrosis was induced by unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) performed on male Wistar rats...
July 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696837/japanese-quail-coturnix-japonica-liver-and-thyroid-gland-histopathology-as-a-result-of-in-ovo-exposure-to-the-flame-retardants-tris-1-3-dichloro-2-propyl-phosphate-and-dechlorane-plus
#18
Mona L Jacobsen, Veerle L B Jaspers, Tomasz M Ciesielski, Bjørn M Jenssen, Mari E Løseth, Nathalie Briels, Igor Eulaers, Páll S Leifsson, Frank F Rigét, Pilar Gomez-Ramirez, Christian Sonne
Japanese quails (Coturnix japonica) were exposed in ovo to tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP; 500 ng/µl), Dechlorane Plus (DP; 500 ng/µl), or a 1:1 mixture of these two to investigate the effects on liver and thyroid gland morphology. Histological examination of 14-day-old quails showed that exposure to TDCIPP or the mixture induced hepatic sinusoidal dilatation. No marked effects were seen for DP alone. In addition, the mixture produced divergence of thyroid gland follicles and proliferation of follicular cells...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693312/in-vitro-treatment-of-lipopolysaccharide-increases-the-invasion-of-pasteurella-multocida-serotype-b-2-into-bovine-aortic-endothelial-cell
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Sengkar Yap, Zunita Zakaria, Siti Sarah Othman, Abdul Rahman Omar
Pasteurella multocida serotype B:2 causes haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) in cattle and buffaloes. The invasion mechanism of the bacterium to invade the bloodstream is unclear. This study aims to characterize the effects of immunomodulatory molecules, namely dexamethasone and lipopolysaccharide treatments, on the invasion efficiency of P. multocida serotype B:2 towards bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAECs) and the involvement of actin microfilament in the invasion mechanism. The results imply that treatment of BAECs with lipopolysaccharide at 100 ng/mL for 24 h significantly increases the intracellular bacteria number per cell (P<0...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693284/%C3%AE-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-secreting-intracranial-germ-cell-tumor-associated-with-high-testosterone-in-an-adult-man-a-case-report
#20
Wen-Ping Yang, Hung-Yu Chien, Yi-Chun Lin
A 38-year-old male patient presented with general weakness, polydipsia and a body weight loss of 10 kg in two years. Hypopituitarism with central hypothyroidism and central adrenal insufficiency were noted at Taipei City Hospital (Taipei, Taiwan). However, hypogonadotropic hypergonadism was also observed. The patient was diagnosed with an intracranial β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) secreting germ-cell tumor, and brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed that the tumor involved the pineal gland, stalk, posterior pituitary gland, right basal ganglion, hypothalamus, corpus callosum and posterior hippocampus...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
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