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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302172/transcriptome-analysis-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-from-children-with-severe-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-reveals-novel-gene-expression-and-immunodeficiency
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Kuo Wang, Man Gao, Mingyue Yang, Fanzheng Meng, Deli Li, Ruihua Lu, Yan Wang, Huadong Zhuang, Mengyao Li, Genhong Cheng, Xiaosong Wang
BACKGROUND: A growing number of severe Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP) cases have been reported recently. However, the pathogenesis of severe MPP is not clear. In the current study, transcriptome sequencing was used to identify gene expression and alternative splicing profiles to provide insights into the pathogenesis of severe MPP. METHODS: RNAs of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) samples from three severe MPP children and three mild MPP children were analyzed respectively by deep sequencing followed by computational annotation and quantification...
March 16, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292884/vascular-conductance-and-muscle-blood-flow-during-exercise-are-altered-by-inspired-oxygen-fraction-and-arterial-perfusion-pressure
#2
Rodrigo Villar, Richard L Hughson
We tested the hypothesis during the combined challenges of altered inspired O2 fraction (FIO2) and posture changes at lower power output regardless of body position that the vascular conductance (VC) recruitment to the exercising muscle would not limit muscle perfusion and estimated O2 delivery (DO2est ). However, in head-down tilt at the higher power output exercise in hypoxia, the recruitment of VC would have a functional limitation which would restrict muscle blood flow (MBF) leading to a limitation in DO2est with consequent increases in metabolic stress...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280525/the-short-isoform-of-dnajb6-protects-against-1-methyl-4-phenylpridinium-ion-induced-apoptosis-in-ln18-cells-via-inhibiting-both-ros-formation-and-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-loss
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Yeon-Mi Hong, Yohan Hong, Yeong-Gon Choi, Sujung Yeo, Soo Hee Jin, Sae-Won Lee, Backil Sung, Sook-Hyun Lee, Hyejin Jung, Sabina Lim
In a previous study, we found that the short isoform of DNAJB6 (DNAJB6(S)) had been decreased in the striatum of a mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD) induced by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP). DNAJB6, one of the heat shock proteins, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of PD. In this study, we explored the cytoprotective effect of DNAJB6(S) against 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion- (MPP(+)-) induced apoptosis and the underlying molecular mechanisms in cultured LN18 cells from astrocytic tumors...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275337/tir-domain-containing-adapter-inducing-interferon-%C3%AE-trif-is-essential-for-mptp-induced-dopaminergic-neuroprotection-via-microglial-cell-m1-m2-modulation
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Minghui Shan, Sen Lin, Shurong Li, Yuchen Du, Haixia Zhao, Huarong Hong, Ming Yang, Xi Yang, Yongmei Wu, Liyi Ren, Jiali Peng, Jing Sun, Hongli Zhou, Bingyin Su
Dynamic changes of two phenotypes of microglia, M1 and M2, are critically associated with the neurodegeneration of Parkinson's disease. However, the regulation of the M1/M2 paradigm is still unclear. In the MPTP induced neurodegeneration model, we examined the concentration of dopamine (DA) related metabolites and the survival of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) positive cells in WT and Trif(-/-) mice. In in vitro experiments, MN9D cells were co-cultured with BV2 cells to mimic the animal experiments. Inhibition of TRIF aggravated TH+ cell loss, and DA-related metabolites decreased...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273455/a-bach2-cebp-gene-regulatory-network-for-the-commitment-of-multipotent-hematopoietic-progenitors
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Ari Itoh-Nakadai, Mitsuyo Matsumoto, Hiroki Kato, Junichi Sasaki, Yukihiro Uehara, Yuki Sato, Risa Ebina-Shibuya, Mizuho Morooka, Ryo Funayama, Keiko Nakayama, Kyoko Ochiai, Akihiko Muto, Kazuhiko Igarashi
Hematopoietic stem cell and multipotent progenitor (MPP) commitment can be tuned in response to an infection so that their differentiation is biased toward myeloid cells. Here, we find that Bach2, which inhibits myeloid differentiation in common lymphoid progenitors, represses a cohort of myeloid genes and activates those linked to lymphoid function. Bach2 repressed both Cebpb and its target Csf1r, encoding C/EBPβ and macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor (M-CSFr), respectively, whereas C/EBPβ repressed Bach2 and activated Csf1r...
March 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268219/treg-cells-protect-dopaminergic-neurons-against-mpp-neurotoxicity-via-cd47-sirpa-interaction
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Yan Huang, Zhan Liu, Bei-Bei Cao, Yi-Hua Qiu, Yu-Ping Peng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Regulatory T (Treg) cells have been associated with neuroprotection by inhibiting microglial activation in animal models of Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by dopaminergic neuronal loss in the nigrostriatal system. Herein, we show that Treg cells directly protect dopaminergic neurons against 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) neurotoxicity via an interaction between the two transmembrane proteins CD47 and signal regulatory protein α (SIRPA)...
March 7, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253041/load-force-and-power-velocity-relationships-in-the-prone-pull-up-exercise
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Mario Muñoz-López, David Marchante, Miguel A Cano-Ruiz, José López Chicharro, Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández
PURPOSE: To analyze the load, force and power-velocity relationships, as well as to determine the load that optimizes power output on the pull-up exercise. METHODS: Eighty-two resistance trained males (Age = 26.8 ± 5.0 yrs.; Pull-up 1RM - normalized per kg of body mass- = 1.5 ± 0.34) performed two repetitions with 4 incremental loads (ranging 70-100%1-RM) in the pull-up exercise while mean propulsive velocity (MPV), force (MPF) and power (MPP) were measured using a linear transducer...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250973/mpp-induces-necrostatin-1-and-ferrostatin-1-sensitive-necrotic-death-of-neuronal-sh-sy5y-cells
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Keisuke Ito, Yutaka Eguchi, Yusuke Imagawa, Shuji Akai, Hideki Mochizuki, Yoshihide Tsujimoto
Regulation of cell death is potentially a powerful treatment modality for intractable diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases. Although there have been many reports about the possible involvement of various types of cell death in neurodegenerative diseases, it is still unclear exactly how neurons die in patients with these diseases, thus treatment strategies based on cell death regulation have not been established yet. To obtain some insight into the mechanisms of cell death involved in neurodegenerative diseases, we studied the effect of 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) on the human neuroblastoma cell line SH-SY5Y (a widely used model of Parkinson's disease)...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240239/hybrid-acoustic-metamaterial-as-super-absorber-for-broadband-low-frequency-sound
#9
Yufan Tang, Shuwei Ren, Han Meng, Fengxian Xin, Lixi Huang, Tianning Chen, Chuanzeng Zhang, Tian Jain Lu
A hybrid acoustic metamaterial is proposed as a new class of sound absorber, which exhibits superior broadband low-frequency sound absorption as well as excellent mechanical stiffness/strength. Based on the honeycomb-corrugation hybrid core (H-C hybrid core), we introduce perforations on both top facesheet and corrugation, forming perforated honeycomb-corrugation hybrid (PHCH) to gain super broadband low-frequency sound absorption. Applying the theory of micro-perforated panel (MPP), we establish a theoretical method to calculate the sound absorption coefficient of this new kind of metamaterial...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238714/neuroprotective-effects-of-kukoamine-a-on-neurotoxin-induced-parkinson-s-model-through-apoptosis-inhibition-and-autophagy-enhancement
#10
XiaoLong Hu, Qi Song, Xin Li, DanDan Li, Qiao Zhang, WeiHong Meng, QingChun Zhao
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra (SN). Our previous study demonstrated Kukoamine A to exhibit strong neuroprotective effects through anti-oxidative stress, anti-inflammation, anti-excitoxicity. In the present study, MPP(+) and MPTP-induced PD models of cell and animal were used to investigate the effects of KuA on PD. Our results demonstrated that KuA ameliorated cell loss and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) loss, and inhibited Bax/Bcl-2 ratio and MAPKs family that were induced by MPP(+)...
February 24, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231095/optimization-of-fat-reduced-puff-pastry-using-response-surface-methodology
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Christoph Silow, Emanuele Zannini, Claudia Axel, Markus C E Belz, Elke K Arendt
Puff pastry is a high-fat bakery product with fat playing a key role, both during the production process and in the final pastry. In this study, response surface methodology (RSM) was successfully used to evaluate puff pastry quality for the development of a fat-reduced version. The technological parameters modified included the level of roll-in fat, the number of fat layers (50-200) and the final thickness (1.0-3.5 mm) of the laminated dough. Quality characteristics of puff pastry were measured using the Texture Analyzer with an attached Extended Craft Knife (ECK) and Multiple Puncture Probe (MPP), the VolScan and the C-Cell imaging system...
February 22, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228553/the-novel-mitochondrial-matrix-protease-ste23-is-required-for-efficient-presequence-degradation-and-processing
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Asli Aras Taskin, Cansu Kücükköse, Nils Burger, Dirk Mossmann, Chris Meisinger, F-Nora Vögtle
Around 70% of mitochondrial precursor proteins are imported from the cytosol via N-terminal presequences, which are cleaved upon exposure to the mitochondrial processing protease MPP in the matrix. Cleaved presequence peptides then need to be efficiently degraded and impairment of this clearance step e.g. by amyloid beta peptides causes a feedback inhibition of MPP leading ultimately to accumulation of immature precursor proteins within mitochondria. Degradation of mitochondrial peptides is performed by Cym1 in yeast and its homolog PreP in humans...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214632/synthesis-of-new-heterocyclic-compounds-based-on-pyrazolopyridine-scaffold-and-evaluation-of-their-neuroprotective-potential-in-mpp-induced-neurodegeneration
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Jabrane Jouha, Mohammed Loubidi, Jamila Bouali, Salha Hamri, Abderrafia Hafid, Franck Suzenet, Gérald Guillaumet, Taner Dagcı, Mostafa Khouili, Fadime Aydın, Luciano Saso, Güliz Armagan
Neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease affect millions of people in the world. Thus several new approaches to treat brain disorders are under development. The aim of the present study is to synthesize potential neuroprotective heterocyclic compounds based on pyrazolopyridine derivatives and then to evaluate their effects in MPP(+)-induced neurodegeneration in human neuroblastoma cell line (SH-SY5Y cells). The effects of the compounds on cell viability were measured by MTT assay and the changes in apoptosis-related proteins including bax, Bcl-2, Bcl-xl and caspase-3 were investigated by western blot technique...
March 31, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214472/bmp-12-activates-tenogenic-pathway-in-human-adipose-stem-cells-and-affects-their-immunomodulatory-and-secretory-properties
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Weronika Zarychta-Wiśniewska, Anna Burdzinska, Agnieszka Kulesza, Kamila Gala, Beata Kaleta, Katarzyna Zielniok, Katarzyna Siennicka, Marek Sabat, Leszek Paczek
BACKGROUND: Cell-based therapy is a treatment method in tendon injuries. Bone morphogenic protein 12 (BMP-12) possesses tenogenic activity and was proposed as a differentiating factor for stem cells directed to transplantation. However, BMPs belong to pleiotropic TGF-β superfamily and have diverse effect on cells. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine if BMP-12 induces tenogenic differentiation of human adipose stem cells (hASCs) and how it affects other features of this population...
February 18, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214077/new-homoisoflavonoid-analogues-protect-cells-by-regulating-autophagy
#15
Li-She Gan, Lin-Wei Zeng, Xiang-Rong Li, Chang-Xin Zhou, Jie Li
As a special group of naturally occurring flavonoids, homoisoflavonoids have been discovered as active components of several traditional Chinese medicines for nourishing heart and mind. In this study, twenty homoisoflavonoid analogues, including different substitution groups on rings A and B, as well as heteroaromatic B ring, were synthesized and evaluated for their cardioprotective and neuroprotective activities. In a H2O2-induced H9c2 cardiomyocytes injury assay, nine homoisoflavonoid analogues showed promising activities in the same level as the positive control, diazoxide...
February 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212331/analysis-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-related-gene-expression-changes-in-a-cellular-and-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#16
In-Su Kim, Sushruta Koppula, Shin-Young Park, Dong-Kug Choi
We employed transcriptome analysis of epidermal growth factor receptor related gene expression changes in cellular and animal models of Parkinson's disease (PD). We used a well-known Parkinsonian toxin 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridine (MPP⁺) to induce neuronal apoptosis in the human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cell line. The MPP⁺-treatment of SH-SY5Y cells was capable of inducing neuro-apoptosis, but it remains unclear what kinds of transcriptional genes are affected by MPP⁺ toxicity. Therefore the pathways that were significantly perturbed in MPP⁺ treated human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells were identified based on genome-wide gene expression data at two time points (24 and 48 h)...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187263/tetrahydroxystilbene-glucoside-inhibits-%C3%AE-synuclein-aggregation-and-apoptosis-in-a53t-%C3%AE-synuclein-transfected-cells-exposed-to-mpp-sup-sup
#17
Ruyi Zhang, Fangling Sun, Lan Zhang, Xuejing Sun, Lin Li
Increasing evidence has solidified the involvement of α-synuclein (α-Syn) and neurotoxins in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), suggesting a combination of genetic and environmental influences. 2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxystilbene -2-O-β-D-glucoside (TSG) is one of the main active components extracted from Polygonum multiflorum. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of TSG on α-Syn aggregation, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and apoptosis in vitro. A53T mutant α-synuclein-transfected cells (A53T AS cells) plus MPP+<sup></sup> exposure were used as a complex cell model of PD...
February 10, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185818/amentoflavone-protects-dopaminergic-neurons-in-mptp-induced-parkinson-s-disease-model-mice-through-pi3k-akt-and-erk-signaling-pathways
#18
Qin Cao, Liyue Qin, Fei Huang, Xiaoshuang Wang, Liu Yang, Hailian Shi, Hui Wu, Beibei Zhang, Ziyu Chen, Xiaojun Wu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc). Mitochondrial dysfunction and cell apoptosis are suggested to be actively involved in the pathogenesis of PD. In the present study, the neuroprotective effect of amentoflavone (AF), a naturally occurring biflavonoid from Selaginella tamariscina, was examined in PD models both in vitro and in vivo. On SH-SY5Y cells, AF treatment dose-dependently reduced 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP(+))-induced nuclear condensation and loss of cell viability without obvious cytotoxicity...
February 6, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176804/griseofulvin-impairs-intraerythrocytic-growth-of-plasmodium-falciparum-through-ferrochelatase-inhibition-but-lacks-activity-in-an-experimental-human-infection-study
#19
Clare M Smith, Ante Jerkovic, Thy Thuc Truong, Simon J Foote, James S McCarthy, Brendan J McMorran
Griseofulvin, an orally active antifungal drug used to treat dermatophyte infections, has a secondary effect of inducing cytochrome P450-mediated production of N-methyl protoporphyrin IX (N-MPP). N-MPP is a potent competitive inhibitor of the heme biosynthetic-enzyme ferrochelatase, and inhibits the growth of cultured erythrocyte stage Plasmodium falciparum. Novel drugs against Plasmodium are needed to achieve malaria elimination. Thus, we investigated whether griseofulvin shows anti-plasmodial activity. We observed that the intraerythrocytic growth of P...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168426/mitochondrial-metabolism-regulates-microtubule-acetylome-and-autophagy-trough-sirtuin-2-impact-for-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Ana R Esteves, Daniela M Arduíno, Diana F Silva, Sofia D Viana, Frederico C Pereira, Sandra M Cardoso
Alterations in microtubule-dependent transport, mitochondrial dysfunction, and autophagic pathology are involved in neurodegeneration observed in sporadic Parkinson's disease. However, the mechanistic link connecting these events remains elusive. We observed that NAD(+) metabolism is altered in sporadic Parkinson's disease patient-derived cells, which contributes to Sirtuin-2 activation and subsequent decrease in acetylated-α-tubulin levels. Pharmacological inhibition of sirtuin-2 deacetylase activity selectively enhanced α-tubulin acetylation and facilitated the trafficking and clearance of misfolded proteins...
February 6, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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