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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527697/antibiotics-induce-mitonuclear-protein-imbalance-but-fail-to-inhibit-respiration-and-nutrient-activation-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Jaime Santo-Domingo, Isabelle Chareyron, Charlotte Broenimann, Steve Lassueur, Andreas Wiederkehr
Chloramphenicol and several other antibiotics targeting bacterial ribosomes inhibit mitochondrial protein translation. Inhibition of mitochondrial protein synthesis leads to mitonuclear protein imbalance and reduced respiratory rates as confirmed here in HeLa and PC12 cells. Unexpectedly, respiration in INS-1E insulinoma cells and primary human islets was unaltered in the presence of chloramphenicol. Resting respiratory rates and glucose stimulated acceleration of respiration were also not lowered when a range of antibiotics including, thiamphenicol, streptomycin, gentamycin and doxycycline known to interfere with bacterial protein synthesis were tested...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526328/acrylamide-induced-neurotoxicity-in-primary-astrocytes-and-microglia-roles-of-the-nrf2-are-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Mengyao Zhao, Fu Sheng Lewis Wang, Xiaosong Hu, Fang Chen, Hing Man Chan
Acrylamide (AA) is a common food contaminant formed during food heat processing that has neurotoxic effects. We hypothesize that AA induces oxidative stress in astrocytes and microglia, leading to neurotoxicity. Oxidative status, translocation of Nrf2 and NF-κB, and related down-stream targets were measured in primary astrocytes and microglia obtained from BALB/c mice. The results showed that AA increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation and reduced glutathione levels, causing successive events associated with oxidative stress, including 4-hydroxynonenal and 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine adduct formation, in both cell types...
May 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522194/aptamer-mediated-gene-therapy-enhanced-antitumor-activity-against-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shuangli Xiao, Zhongbing Liu, Ruolan Deng, Chunhong Li, Shaozhi Fu, Guilan Chen, Xiaoqin Zhang, Famin Ke, Siyun Ke, Xin Yu, Shurong Wang, Zhirong Zhong
A recombinant adenovirus carrying the tumor suppressor gene PTEN (Ad5-PTEN) is an effective antitumor agent against liver cancer. But the application of Ad5-PTEN has been greatly hindered by its auto-immunogenicity, non-specific toxicity to normal tissues, as well as poor stability in blood stream because of neutralizing antibody. Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is over-expressed in most solid tumors and it has been identified to be a cancer stem cell surface marker in liver cancer. An RNA aptamer EpDT3 could specially bind with EpCAM and target EpCAM-positive cells...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515724/an-analysis-of-trafficking-receptors-shows-that-cd44-and-p-selectin-glycoprotein-ligand-1-collectively-control-the-migration-of-activated-human-t-cells
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Amal J Ali, Ayman F Abuelela, Jasmeen S Merzaban
Selectins guide the traffic of activated T-cells through the blood stream by mediating their tethering and rolling onto inflamed endothelium, in this way acting as beacons to help navigate them to sites of inflammation. Here, we present a comprehensive analysis of E-selectin ligands expressed on activated human T-cells. We identified several novel glycoproteins that function as E-selectin ligands. Specifically, we compared the role of P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) and CD43, known E-selectin ligands, to CD44, a ligand that has not previously been characterized as an E-selectin ligand on activated human T-cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513775/adiponectin-inhibits-oxidization-induced-differentiation-of-t-helper-cells-through-inhibiting-costimulatory-cd40-and-cd80
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Y Xiao, T Deng, Z Shang, D Wang
Adiponectin is a multifunctional adipokine that has several oligomeric forms in the blood stream, which broadly regulates innate and acquired immunity. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to observe the differentiation of T helper (Th) cells and expression of costimulatory signaling molecules affected by adiponectin. The mRNA and protein expression levels of adiponectin and its receptors in oxidized low density lipoprotein cholesterol-treated endothelial cells were assayed by real time PCR and immunofluorescence...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504348/broad-spectrum-macromolecular-antimicrobials-with-biofilm-disruption-capability-and-in-vivo-efficacy
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Jeremy P K Tan, Daniel J Coady, Haritz Sardon, Alexander Yuen, Shujun Gao, Shaun W Lim, Zhen Chang Liang, Eddy W Tan, Shrinivas Venkataraman, Amanda C Engler, Mareva Fevre, Robert Ono, Yi Yan Yang, James L Hedrick
In this study, antimicrobial polymers are synthesized by the organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization of an eight-membered heterocyclic carbonate monomer that is subsequently quaternized with methyl iodide. These polymers demonstrate activity against clinically relevant Gram-positive Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus, Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and fungus Candida albicans with fast killing kinetics. Importantly, the polymer efficiently inhibits biofilm growth and lyses existing biofilm, leading to a reduction in biomass and cell viability...
May 15, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503196/synthesis-and-analysis-of-separation-networks-for-the-recovery-of-intracellular-chemicals-generated-from-microbial-based-conversions
#7
Kirti M Yenkie, Wenzhao Wu, Christos T Maravelias
BACKGROUND: Bioseparations can contribute to more than 70% in the total production cost of a bio-based chemical, and if the desired chemical is localized intracellularly, there can be additional challenges associated with its recovery. Based on the properties of the desired chemical and other components in the stream, there can be multiple feasible options for product recovery. These options are composed of several alternative technologies, performing similar tasks. The suitability of a technology for a particular chemical depends on (1) its performance parameters, such as separation efficiency; (2) cost or amount of added separating agent; (3) properties of the bioreactor effluent (e...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499580/transient-receptor-potential-trp-channels-as-molecular-targets-in-lung-toxicology-and-associated-diseases
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Alexander Dietrich, Dirk Steinritz, Thomas Gudermann
The lungs as the gateways of our body to the external environment are essential for gas exchange. They are also exposed to toxicants from two sides, the airways and the vasculature. Apart from naturally produced toxic agents, millions of human made chemicals were produced since the beginning of the industrial revolution whose toxicity still needs to be determined. While the knowledge about toxic substances is increasing only slowly, a paradigm shift regarding the proposed mechanisms of toxicity at the plasma membrane emerged...
April 26, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499132/multiple-dictyostelid-species-destroy-biofilms-of-klebsiella-oxytoca-and-other-gram-negative-species
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Dean Sanders, Katarzyna D Borys, Fikrullah Kisa, Sheryl A Rakowski, Marcela Lozano, Marcin Filutowicz
Dictyostelids are free-living phagocytes that feed on bacteria in diverse habitats. When bacterial prey is in short supply or depleted, they undergo multicellular development culminating in the formation of dormant spores. In this work, we tested isolates representing four dictyostelid species from two genera (Dictyostelium and Polysphondylium) for the potential to feed on biofilms preformed on glass and polycarbonate surfaces. The abilities of dictyostelids were monitored for three hallmarks of activity: 1) spore germination on biofilms, 2) predation on biofilm enmeshed bacteria by phagocytic cells and 3) characteristic stages of multicellular development (streaming and fructification)...
April 12, 2017: Protist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498804/increased-s100a15-expression-and-decreased-dna-methylation-of-its-gene-promoter-are-involved-in-high-metastasis-potential-and-poor-outcome-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Yung-Che Chen, Meng-Chih Lin, Chang-Chun Hsiao, Yi-Xin Zheng, Kuang-Den Chen, Ming-Tse Sung, Chung-Jen Chen, Ting-Ya Wang, Yong-Yong Lin, Huang-Chih Chang, Yu-Mu Chen, Jen-Chieh Chang
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine the functional role of S100A15 and its promoter DNA methylation patterns in lung cancer progression. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We analyzed 178 formalin-fixed paraffin embedded specimens from lung cancer patients, including 24 early stage and 91 advanced stage adenocarcinoma. S100A15 protein expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry stain, and its DNA methylation levels were measured by pyrosequencing. RESULTS: S100A15 nuclear staining was increased in lung adenocarcinoma patients with distant metastasis versus those without distant metastasis...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498728/a-family-affair-a-ral-exocyst-centered-network-links-ras-rac-rho-signaling-to-control-cell-migration
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Giulia Zago, Marco Biondini, Jacques Camonis, Maria Carla Parrini
Cell migration is central to many developmental, physiologic and pathological processes, including cancer progression. The Ral GTPases (RalA and RalB) which act down-stream the Ras oncogenes, are key players in the coordination between membrane trafficking and actin polymerization. A major direct effector of Ral, the exocyst complex, works in polarized exocytosis and is at the center of multiple protein-protein interactions that support cell migration by promoting protrusion formation, front-rear polarization, and extra-cellular matrix degradation...
May 12, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496179/microfluidic-system-for-monitoring-temporal-variations-of-hemorheological-properties-and-platelet-adhesion-in-lps-injected-rats
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Eunseop Yeom, Hye Mi Kim, Jun Hong Park, Woorak Choi, Junsang Doh, Sang Joon Lee
Sepsis causes multiple organs failures and eventually death. Changes in blood constituents due to sepsis lead to alterations in hemorheological properties, and cell adhesiveness. In this study, a new microfluidic system is proposed to measure temporal variations in biophysical properties of blood after injecting lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into a rat extracorporeal model under ex vivo condition. To measure blood viscosity, the interfacial line between blood and a reference fluid is formed in a Y-shaped channel...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496100/structure-and-function-of-a-broad-specificity-chitin-deacetylase-from-aspergillus-nidulans-fgsc-a4
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Zhanliang Liu, Laurie M Gay, Tina R Tuveng, Jane W Agger, Bjørge Westereng, Geir Mathiesen, Svein J Horn, Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, Daan M F van Aalten, Vincent G H Eijsink
Enzymatic conversion of chitin, a β-1,4 linked polymer of N-acetylglucosamine, is of major interest in areas varying from the biorefining of chitin-rich waste streams to understanding how medically relevant fungi remodel their chitin-containing cell walls. Although numerous chitinolytic enzymes have been studied in detail, relatively little is known about enzymes capable of deacetylating chitin. We describe the structural and functional characterization of a 237 residue deacetylase (AnCDA) from Aspergillus nidulans FGSC A4...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495796/phosphorylation-of-nhe3-s-719-regulates-nhe3-activity-through-the-formation-of-multiple-signaling-complexes
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Rafiquel Sarker, Boyoung Cha, Olga Kovbasnjuk, Robert Cole, Sandra Gabelli, Chung Ming Tse, Mark Donowitz
Casein kinase 2 (CK2) binds to the NHE3 C-terminus and constitutively phosphorylates a down-stream site (S719) that accounts for 40% of basal NHE3 activity. The role of CK2 in regulation of NHE3 activity in polarized Caco-2/bbe cells was further examined by mutation of NHE3-S(719) to A (not phosphorylated) or D (phosphomimetic). NHE3-S719A but not -S719D had multiple changes in NHE3 activity consisting of a) reduced basal NHE3 activity: specifically, inhibition of the PI3-K/ AKT-dependent component. b) reduced acute stimulation of NHE3 activity by LPA/LPA5R stimulation...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489585/pou2f1-over-expression-correlates-with-poor-prognoses-and-promotes-cell-growth-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yonghao Zhong, Hongyang Huang, Min Chen, Jinzhou Huang, Qingxia Wu, Guang-Rong Yan, De Chen
Despite recent efforts to understand activities of POU domain class 2 transcription factor 1 (POU2F1), little is known about the roles of POU2F1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumorigenesis and its correlation with any clinicopathological feature of HCC. In this study, we found that POU2F1 was significantly up-regulated in HCC specimens compared with adjacent non-cancerous liver specimens. The high POU2F1 protein expression level positively correlated with large tumor size, high histological grade, tumor metastasis and advanced clinical stage, and HCC patients with high POU2F1 levels exhibited poor prognoses...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486229/tattoo-pigments-are-observed-in-the-kupffer-cells-of-the-liver-indicating-blood-borne-distribution-of-tattoo-ink
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Mitra Sepehri, Tobias Sejersen, Klaus Qvortrup, Catharina M Lerche, Jørgen Serup
AIM: Tattoo pigments are deposited in the skin and known to distribute to regional lymph nodes. Tattoo pigments are small particles and may be hypothesized to reach the blood stream and become distributed to peripheral organs. This has not been studied in the past. The aim of the study was to trace tattoo pigments in internal organs in mice extensively tattooed with 2 different tattoo ink products. MATERIAL/METHODS: Three groups of mice were studied, i.e., 10 tattooed black, 10 tattooed red, and 5 untreated controls...
May 10, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485511/combination-of-nexrutine-and-docetaxel-suppresses-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-activation-of-c-flip
#17
Yangang Zhang, Li Li, Jingyu Wang, Wei Cheng, Jiandong Zhang, Xueting Li, Zhenhua Zhang, Jingjing Gong, Rita Ghosh, Addanki Pratap Kumar, Jianping Xie
Lack of effective options following failure to conventional chemotherapeutic agent such as Docetaxel is a major clinical challenge in the management of prostate cancer. These observations underscore the need for deciphering the underlying mechanism of docetaxel resistance to enable the development of effective therapeutic approaches. We observed up regulation of the anti-apoptotic protein c-FLIP and its up stream regulators including receptor tyrosine kinase RON and transcription factor NFκB (p65) in tumors obtained from metastatic prostate cancer patients...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480538/glucuronides-of-phytoestrogen-flavonoid-enhance-macrophage-function-via-conversion-to-aglycones-by-%C3%AE-glucuronidase-in-macrophages
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Atsushi Kaneko, Takashi Matsumoto, Yosuke Matsubara, Kyoji Sekiguchi, Junichi Koseki, Ryo Yakabe, Katsuyuki Aoki, Setsuya Aiba, Kenshi Yamasaki
INTRODUCTION: Flavonoids are converted to inactive metabolites like glucuronides in the gut, and circulate mainly as glucuronides in blood stream, resulting in low concentrations of active aglycones in plasma. It is therefore unclear how oral flavonoids exert their effects in tissues. We recently reported the plasma pharmacokinetics of some flavonoids and suggested the possibility that the absorbed flavonoids modified macrophage functions leading to enhance bacterial clearance. We aimed to confirm their pharmacological profiles focusing on tissue macrophages...
May 8, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475985/long-alkyl-chain-imidazolium-ionic-liquids-antibiofilm-activity-against-phototrophic-biofilms
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G Kiran Kumar Reddy, Y V Nancharaiah, V P Venugopalan
Biofilm formation is problematic and hence undesirable in medical and industrial settings. In addition to bacteria, phototrophic organisms are an integral component of biofilms that develop on surfaces immersed in natural waters. 1-Alkyl-3-methyl imidazolium ionic liquids (IL) with varying alkyl chain length were evaluated for their influence on the formation of monospecies (Navicula sp.) and multispecies biofilms under phototrophic conditions. An IL with a long alkyl side chain, 1-hexadecyl-3-methylimidaazolium chloride ([C16(MIM)][Cl]) retarded growth, adhesion and biofilm formation of Navicula sp...
April 23, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474041/correction-selective-particle-and-cell-capture-in-a-continuous-flow-using-micro-vortex-acoustic-streaming
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David J Collins, Bee Luan Khoo, Zhichao Ma, Andreas Winkler, Robert Weser, Hagen Schmidt, Jongyoon Han, Ye Ai
Correction for 'Selective particle and cell capture in a continuous flow using micro-vortex acoustic streaming' by David J. Collins et al., Lab Chip, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/c7lc00215g.
May 5, 2017: Lab on a Chip
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