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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943409/interleukin-1-%C3%AE-induced-smad2-3-linker-modifications-are-tak1-dependent-and-delay-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-in-primary-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Guus G van den Akker, Henk M van Beuningen, Elly L Vitters, Marije I Koenders, Fons A de Loo, Peter L van Lent, Esmeralda N Blaney Davidson, Peter M van der Kraan
BACKGROUND: Chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) requires transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) signaling. TGFβ binds to the type I receptor activin-like kinase (ALK)5 and results in C-terminal SMAD2/3 phosphorylation (pSMAD2/3C). In turn pSMAD2/3C translocates to the nucleus and regulates target gene expression. Inflammatory mediators are known to exert an inhibitory effect on MSC differentiation. In this study we investigated the effect of interleukin 1 β (IL1β) on SMAD2/3 signaling dynamics and post-translational modifications...
September 21, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940772/enhancing-proteomic-throughput-in-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry-by-sequential-sample-injection
#2
Klaus Faserl, Bettina Sarg, Laura Sola, Herbert H Lindner
In this study we demonstrate the potential of sequential injection of samples in capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) for rapid and sensitive proteome characterization of human lymphoblastic T-cells (line CCRF-CEM). Proteins were extracted, enzymatically digested, and the resulting peptides fractionated by RP-HPLC. Twenty fractions were thereafter analyzed by CE-MS within a single MS analysis. The CE-MS method was designed that every 10 minutes a new fraction was injected into the CE system. Without any rinsing or equilibration steps we were able to generate a continuous stream of peptides feeding the mass analyzer...
September 20, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940194/a-new-model-system-identifies-egfr-her2-and-her2-her3-heterodimers-as-potent-inducers-of-oesophageal-epithelial-cell-invasion
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Christiane Daniela Fichter, Camilla Maria Przypadlo, Achim Buck, Nicola Herbener, Bianca Riedel, Luisa Schäfer, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Axel Walch, Thomas Reinheckel, Martin Werner, Silke Lassmann
Oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas and oesophageal adenocarcinomas display distinct patterns of ErbB expression and dimers. The functional effects of specific ErbB homo- or heterodimers on oesophageal (cancer) cell behaviour, particularly invasion of early carcinogenesis remains unknown. Here, a new cellular model system for controlled activation of EGFR or HER2 and EGFR/HER2 or HER2/HER3 homo- and heterodimers was studied in non-neoplastic squamous oesophageal epithelial Het-1A cells. EGFR, HER2 and HER3 intracellular domains (ICDs) were fused to dimerization domains (DmrA / DmrA and DmrC), and transduced into Het-1A cells lacking ErbB expression...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939214/biological-and-molecular-characterization-of-circulating-tumor-cells-a-creative-strategy-for-precision-medicine
#4
Shukun Chen, Amin El-Heliebi, Thomas Kroneis
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a group of rare cells disseminated from either primary or metastatic tumors into the blood stream. CTCs are considered to be the precursor of cancer metastasis. As a critical component of liquid biopsies, CTCs are a unique tool to understand the formation of metastasis and a valuable source of information on intratumor heterogeneity. Much effort has been invested in technologies for the detection of CTCs because they are rare cells among the vast number of blood cells. Studies in various cancers have repeatedly demonstrated that increased CTC counts prior to or during treatment are significantly associated with poor outcomes...
2017: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937231/pulmonary-surfactant-and-bacterial-lipopolysaccharide-the-interaction-and-its-functional-consequences
#5
M Kolomaznik, Z Nova, A Calkovska
The respiratory system is constantly exposed to pathogens which enter the lungs by inhalation or via blood stream. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), also named endotoxin, can reach the airspaces as the major component of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, and lead to local inflammation and systemic toxicity. LPS affects alveolar type II (ATII) cells and pulmonary surfactant and although surfactant molecule has the effective protective mechanisms, excessive amount of LPS interacts with surfactant film and leads to its inactivation...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932200/is-increased-intracellular-calcium-in-red-blood-cells-a-common-component-in-the-molecular-mechanism-causing-anemia
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Laura Hertz, Rick Huisjes, Esther Llaudet-Planas, Polina Petkova-Kirova, Asya Makhro, Jens G Danielczok, Stephane Egee, Maria Del Mar Mañú-Pereira, Richard van Wijk, Joan-Lluis Vives Corrons, Anna Bogdanova, Lars Kaestner
For many hereditary disorders, although the underlying genetic mutation may be known, the molecular mechanism leading to hemolytic anemia is still unclear and needs further investigation. Previous studies revealed an increased intracellular Ca(2+) in red blood cells (RBCs) from patients with sickle cell disease, thalassemia, or Gardos channelopathy. Therefore we analyzed RBCs' Ca(2+) content from 35 patients with different types of anemia (16 patients with hereditary spherocytosis, 11 patients with hereditary xerocytosis, 5 patients with enzymopathies, and 3 patients with hemolytic anemia of unknown cause)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930571/role-of-pericytes-in-vascular-immunosurveillance
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Konstantin Stark, Kami Pekayvaz, Steffen Massberg
Pericytes build together with endothelial cells the microvascular vessel wall. They have been mainly implicated in angiogenesis and maintenance of the blood brain barrier, but there is accumulating evidence for an immunological function of pericytes. Occupying a strategic position between the blood stream and the interstitial space, pericytes are able to sense environmental cues from both sides in an organ-specific manner and serve as gatekeepers for innate immune cells. In addition, pericytes are able to interact with leukocytes mediated by adhesion molecules as well as chemokines and are involved from the development of leukocytes in the bone marrow to their migration to injured or infected areas in target tissues...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928673/revisiting-theories-of-humidity-transduction-a-focus-on-electrophysiological-data
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Harald Tichy, Maria Hellwig, Wolfgang Kallina
Understanding the mechanism of humidity transduction calls for experimental data and a theory to interpret the data and design new experiments. A comprehensive theory of humidity transduction must start with agreement on what humidity parameters are measured by hygroreceptors and processed by the brain. Hygroreceptors have been found in cuticular sensilla of a broad range of insect species. Their structural features are far from uniform. Nevertheless, these sensilla always contain an antagonistic pair of a moist cell and a dry cell combined with a thermoreceptive cold cell...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926995/3-bromo-4-5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde-enhances-the-level-of-reduced-glutathione-via-the-nrf2-mediated-pathway-in-human-keratinocytes
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Ki Cheon Kim, Yu Jae Hyun, Susara Ruwan Kumara Madduma Hewage, Mei Jing Piao, Kyoung Ah Kang, Hee Kyoung Kang, Young Sang Koh, Mee Jung Ahn, Jin Won Hyun
A natural bromophenol found in seaweeds, 3-bromo-4,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde (BDB), has been shown to possess antioxidant effects. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism by which BDB protects skin cells subjected to oxidative stress. The effect of BDB on the protein and mRNA levels of glutathione-related enzymes and the cell survival of human keratinocytes (HaCaT cells) was investigated. BDB treatment increased the protein and mRNA levels of glutathione synthesizing enzymes and enhanced the production of reduced glutathione in HaCaT cells...
September 18, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926092/key-genes-regulating-the-liposecretion-process-of-mature-adipocytes
#10
Giulia Maurizi, Tiina Petäistö, Angela Maurizi, Lucio Della Guardia
White mature adipocytes (MAs) are plastic cells able to reversibly transdifferentiate toward fibroblast-like cells maintaining stem cell gene signatures. The main morphologic aspect of this transdifferentiation process, called liposecretion, is the secretion of large lipid droplets and the development of organelles necessary for exocrine secretion. There is a considerable interest in the adipocyte plastic properties involving liposecretion process, but the molecular details are incompletely explored. This review analyzes the gene expression of MAs isolated from human subcutaneous fat tissue with respect to bone marrow (BM)-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) focusing on gene regulatory pathways involved into cellular morphology changes, cellular proliferation and transports of molecules through the membrane, suggesting potential ways to guide liposecretion...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925561/nestin-expressing-cell-types-in-the-temporal-lobe-and-hippocampus-morphology-differentiation-and-proliferative-capacity
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Joan Liu, Cheryl Reeves, Thomas Jacques, Andrew McEvoy, Anna Miserocchi, Pamela Thompson, Sanjay Sisodiya, Maria Thom
Nestin is expressed in immature neuroepithelial and progenitor cell types and transiently upregulated in proliferative neuroglial cells responding to acute brain injury, including following seizures. In 36 temporal lobe (TLobe) specimens from patients with TLobe epilepsy (age range 8-60 years) we studied the number, distribution and morphology of nestin-expressing cells (NEC) in the pes, hippocampus body, parahippocampal gyrus, amygdala, temporal cortex and pole compared with post mortem control tissues from 26 cases (age range 12 gestational weeks to 76 years)...
September 19, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921811/a-role-for-the-non-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-ack1-in-tnf-alpha-mediated-apoptosis-and-proliferation-in-human-intestinal-epithelial-caco-2-cells
#12
Xinmei Zhao, Chaolan Lv, Shenbo Chen, Fachao Zhi
The roles of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and its mediators in cellular processes related to intestinal diseases remain elusive. In this study, we aimed to determine the biological role of activated Cdc42-associated kinase 1 (ACK1) in TNF-alpha-mediated apoptosis and proliferation in Caco-2 cells. ACK1 expression was knocked down using ACK1-specific siRNAs, and ACK1 activity was disrupted using a small molecule ACK1 inhibitor. The Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase biotin-dUTP Nick End Labeling (TUNEL) and the BrdU incorporation assays were used to measure apoptosis and cell proliferation, respectively...
September 16, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921804/early-blood-stream-infection-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-is-a-risk-factor-for-acute-grade-iii-iv-gvhd-in-children-and-adolescents
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Hirozumi Sano, Joseph A Hilinski, Muna Qayed, Kristy Applegate, Joanna G Newton, Benjamin Watkins, Kuang-Yueh Chiang, John Horan
BACKGROUND: Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). In adults, early blood stream infection (BSI) and acute GVHD (AGVHD) have been reported to be related. The impact of BSI on risk for AGVHD, however, has not been assessed in pediatric patients. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective analysis to test the hypothesis that early BSI (before day +30) predisposes allogeneic pediatric transplant patients to severe AGVHD...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919353/presepsin-a-new-marker-of-catheter-related-blood-stream-infections-in-pediatric-patients
#14
Sevgen Tanır Basaranoglu, Eda Karadag-Oncel, Kubra Aykac, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Ahmet Emre Aycan, Ali Bulent Cengiz, Ates Kara, Mehmet Ceyhan
BACKGROUND: Catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) are mostly preventable hospital-acquired conditions. We aimed to investigate the value of presepsin in detection of CRBSI in hospitalized children. METHODS: Hospitalized pediatric patients who had clinical suspicion of CRBSI were followed. Results of peripheral blood cultures and blood cultures from central venous catheters, procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), total white blood cell (WBC) counts were recorded...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917953/migratory-capacity-and-function-of-dendritic-cells-from-mesenteric-afferent-lymph-nodes-after-feeding-a-single-dose-of-vitamin-a
#15
Ivanna Novotny Nuñez, Bibiana E Barrios, Lisa Macció-Maretto, Silvia G Correa
Lamina propria dendritic cells (DCs) have a permanent turnover with constitutive migration to mesenteric lymph nodes and replenishment by progenitors. Luminal bacteria and dietary constituents provide key signals that endow DCs their unique properties in vivo. Taking into account that the intestinal immune system is greatly influenced by retinoids, we evaluated in B6 mice 3, 8, 16 and 24 h after feeding a single dose of vitamin A phenotype and function of cells present in mesenteric afferent lymph nodes as well as signals involved in migration...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912673/improving-the-delivery-of-sod1-antisense-oligonucleotides-to-motor-neurons-using-calcium-phosphate-lipid-nanoparticles
#16
Liyu Chen, Clare Watson, Marco Morsch, Nicholas J Cole, Roger S Chung, Darren N Saunders, Justin J Yerbury, Kara L Vine
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease affecting the upper and lower motor neurons in the motor cortex and spinal cord. Abnormal accumulation of mutant superoxide dismutase I (SOD1) in motor neurons is a pathological hallmark of some forms of the disease. We have shown that the orderly progression of the disease may be explained by misfolded SOD1 cell-to-cell propagation, which is reliant upon its active endogenous synthesis. Reducing the levels of SOD1 is therefore a promising therapeutic approach...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910343/escherichia-coli-attachment-to-model-particulates-the-effects-of-bacterial-cell-characteristics-and-particulate-properties
#17
Xiao Liang, Chunyu Liao, Michelle L Soupir, Laura R Jarboe, Michael L Thompson, Philip M Dixon
E. coli bacteria move in streams freely in a planktonic state or attached to suspended particulates. Attachment is a dynamic process, and the fraction of attached microorganisms is thought to be affected by both bacterial characteristics and particulate properties. In this study, we investigated how the properties of cell surfaces and stream particulates influence attachment. Attachment assays were conducted for 77 E. coli strains and three model particulates (ferrihydrite, Ca-montmorillonite, or corn stover) under environmentally relevant conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904198/type-1-interferon-signalling-to-dendritic-cells-limits-murid-herpesvirus-4-spread-from-the-olfactory-epithelium
#18
Clara Lawler, Philip G Stevenson
Murid Herpesvirus-4 (MuHV-4) is a B cell-tropic gamma-herpesvirus that can be studied in vivo Despite viral evasion, type 1 interferons (IFN-I) limit its spread. After MuHV-4 inoculation into footpads, IFN-I protect lymph node subcapsular sinus macrophages (SSM) against productive infection; after peritoneal inoculation, they protect splenic marginal zone macrophages; and they limit MuHV-4 replication in the lungs. While invasive infections can test specific aspects of host colonization, it is important also to understand natural infection...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902352/gper-promotes-tamoxifen-resistance-in-er-breast-cancer-cells-by-reduced-bim-proteins-through-mapk-erk-trim2-signaling-axis
#19
Heng Yin, Qing Zhu, Manran Liu, Gang Tu, Qing Li, Jie Yuan, Siyang Wen, Guanglun Yang
Tamoxifen resistance is a major clinical challenge in breast cancer treatment. Our previous studies find that GPER and its down-stream signaling play a pivotal role in the development of tamoxifen (TAM) resistance. cDNA array analysis indicated a set of genes associated with cell apoptosis are aberrant in GPER activated and TAM-resistant MCF-7R cells compared with TAM-sensitive MCF-7 cells. Among these genes, Bim (also named BCL2-L11), a member of the BH3-only pro-apoptotic protein family is significantly decreased, and TRIM RING finger protein TRIM2 (a ubiquitin ligase) is highly expressed in MCF-7R...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898654/plant-cell-walls
#20
Herman Höfte, Aline Voxeur
Plants are able to generate large leaf surfaces that act as two-dimensional solar panels with a minimum investment in building material, thanks to a hydrostatic skeleton. This requires high intracellular pressures (up to 1 MPa), which depend on the presence of strong cell walls. The walls of growing cells (also called primary walls), are remarkably able to reconcile extreme tensile strength (up to 100 MPa) with the extensibility necessary for growth. All walled organisms are confronted with this dilemma - the need to balance strength and extensibility - and bacteria, fungi and plants have evolved independent solutions to cope...
September 11, 2017: Current Biology: CB
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