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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651182/chronic-effects-of-atrazine-exposure-and-recovery-in-freshwater-benthic-diatoms-from-two-communities-with-different-pollution-histories
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Rebecca J Wood, Simon M Mitrovic, Richard P Lim, Ben J Kefford
Diffuse agricultural runoff into rivers can result in contamination with herbicides for prolonged periods of time. Chronic exposure to herbicides has the potential to alter toxic impacts in primary producers such as benthic diatoms. Determining how individual diatom taxa respond to herbicide exposure over varied exposure durations is essential for assessing herbicide impacts. This study investigated the responses of various benthic diatom taxa and effects at the community level over 12days of atrazine exposure...
June 19, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646172/dacomitinib-a-pan-inhibitor-of-erbb-receptors-suppresses-growth-and-invasive-capacity-of-chemoresistant-ovarian-carcinoma-cells
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Majid Momeny, Ghazaleh Zarrinrad, Farima Moghaddaskho, Arash Poursheikhani, Ghazaleh Sankanian, Azam Zaghal, Shahab Mirshahvaladi, Fatemeh Esmaeili, Haniyeh Eyvani, Farinaz Barghi, Zahra Sabourinejad, Zivar Alishahi, Hassan Yousefi, Reza Ghasemi, Leila Dardaei, Davood Bashash, Bahram Chahardouli, Ahmad R Dehpour, Javad Tavakkoly-Bazzaz, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gynaecological malignancy worldwide. Development of chemoresistance and peritoneal dissemination of EOC cells are the major reasons for low survival rate. Targeting signal transduction pathways which promote therapy resistance and metastatic dissemination is the key to successful treatment. Members of the ErbB family of receptors are over-expressed in EOC and play key roles in chemoresistance and invasiveness. Despite this, single-targeted ErbB inhibitors have demonstrated limited activity in chemoresistant EOC...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645043/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-behavior-of-dna-tetrahedrons-as-tumor-targeting-nanocarriers-for-doxorubicin-delivery
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Ji Hee Kang, Kyoung-Ran Kim, Hyukjin Lee, Dae-Ro Ahn, Young Tag Ko
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a versatile material with high applicability and inherent biocompatibility. L-DNA, the perfect mirror form of the naturally occurring D-DNA, has been used in DNA nanotechnology. It has thermodynamically identical properties to D-DNA, is capable of self-assembly and bio-orthogonal base-pairing, and is resistant to nuclease activity. We previously constructed an L-DNA tetrahedron (L-Td) and found that this nanostructure has remarkably higher capacity for cell penetration than its natural counterpart (D-Td)...
June 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643868/the-potassium-battery-a-mobile-energy-source-for-transport-processes-in-plant-vascular-tissues
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Ingo Dreyer, Judith Lucia Gomez-Porras, Janin Riedelsberger
Contents I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. References SUMMARY: Plant roots absorb potassium ions from the soil and transport them in the xylem via the transpiration stream to the shoots. There, in source tissues where sufficient chemical energy (ATP) is available, K(+) is loaded into the phloem and then transported with the phloem stream to other parts of the plant; in part, transport is also back to the roots. This, at first sight, futile cycling of K(+) has been uncovered to be part of a sophisticated mechanism that (1) enables the shoot to communicate its nutrient demand to the root, (2) contributes to the K(+) nutrition of transport phloem tissues and (3) transports energy stored in the K(+) gradient between phloem cytosol and the apoplast...
June 23, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639322/tnf-%C3%AE-induced-nod2-and-rip2-contribute-to-the-up-regulation-of-cytokines-induced-by-mdp-in-monocytic-thp-1-cells
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Xiaobin Chen, Zhilin Xiao, Xiumei Xie, Xueting Liu, Manli Jiang, Chuang Yuan, Li Yang, Jinyue Hu
Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain containing 2 (NOD2)-induced signal transduction and cytokine production is regulated by a number of factors. However, the feedback effect of the pro-inflammatory TNF-α on NOD2-induced inflammation is not fully understood. In this study, we found unexpectedly that TNF-α up-regulated NOD2 ligand MDP-induced production of the CXC chemokines, including CXCL1, 2 and 8, and the pro-inflammatory cytokines, including IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α, in a dose-dependent manner at both mRNA and protein levels in monocytic THP-1 cells...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638786/polyelectrolyte-enrobed-cancer-cells-in-view-of-personalized-immune-therapy
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Lien Lybaert, Keun Ah Ryu, Riet De Rycke, Alfred C Chon, Olivier De Wever, Karim Y Vermaelen, Aaron Esser-Kahn, Bruno G De Geest
Targeting the immune system with a personalized vaccine containing cues derived from the patient's malignancy might be a promising approach in the fight against cancer. It includes neo-antigens as well as nonmutated tumor antigens, preferentially leading to an immune response that is directed to a broader range of epitopes compared to strategies involving a single antigen. Here, this paper reports on an elegant method to encapsulate whole cancer cells into polyelectrolyte particles. Porous and nonaggregated microparticles containing dead cancer cells are obtained by admixing mannitol and live cancer cells with oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, dextran sulfate (anionic polysaccharide), and poly-l-arginine (cationic polypeptide) prior to atomization into a hot air stream...
June 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638380/candida-albicans-yeast-pseudohyphal-and-hyphal-morphogenesis-differentially-affects-immune-recognition
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Liliane Mukaremera, Keunsook K Lee, Hector M Mora-Montes, Neil A R Gow
Candida albicans is a human opportunist pathogen that can grow as yeast, pseudohyphae, or true hyphae in vitro and in vivo, depending on environmental conditions. Reversible cellular morphogenesis is an important virulence factor that facilitates invasion of host tissues, escape from phagocytes, and dissemination in the blood stream. The innate immune system is the first line of defense against C. albicans infections and is influenced by recognition of wall components that vary in composition in different morphological forms...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630295/application-of-metabolic-controls-for-the-maximization-of-lipid-production-in-semicontinuous-fermentation
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Jingyang Xu, Nian Liu, Kangjian Qiao, Sebastian Vogg, Gregory Stephanopoulos
Acetic acid can be generated through syngas fermentation, lignocellulosic biomass degradation, and organic waste anaerobic digestion. Microbial conversion of acetate into triacylglycerols for biofuel production has many advantages, including low-cost or even negative-cost feedstock and environmental benefits. The main issue stems from the dilute nature of acetate produced in such systems, which is costly to be processed on an industrial scale. To tackle this problem, we established an efficient bioprocess for converting dilute acetate into lipids, using the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica in a semicontinuous system...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629234/healing-of-osteochondral-defects-via-endochondral-ossification-in-an-ovine-model
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Helen Lydon, Alan Getgood, Frances M D Henson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the mechanism of healing of osteochondral defects of the distal femur in the sheep, a commonly used translational model. Information on the healing mechanism be useful to inform the design of tissue engineering devices for joint surface defect repair. DESIGN: A retrospective study was conducted examining 7-mm diameter osteochondral defects made in the distal medial femoral condyle of 40 adult female sheep, comprising control animals from 3 separate structures...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629077/effects-of-the-surface-modification-of-polyurethane-substrates-on-genotoxicity-and-blood-activation-processes
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Roman Major, Hanna Plutecka, Anna Gruszczynska, Juergen M Lackner, Boguslaw Major
The aim of this study was to determine the mutagenic and thrombogenic potential of a material composed of a thin coating deposited on a polymeric substrate. In this work, a surface was modified in a manner that would mimic the function of cellular niches. Finally, the surfaces should actively capture and differentiate progenitor cells from the blood stream. Thin films with 10 to 500nm thicknesses were deposited by unbalanced, pulsed DC magnetron sputtering on smooth polyurethane. Such high energy conditions led to a stiffening of the polymer surface layers by pseudodiffusion during the initial stages of film growth...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625956/comparison-of-anti-bph-capsule-herbal-and-terazosin-hcl-in-the-treatment-of-benign-prostate-hyperplasia
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Hafiz Mohammad Rashid Nadeem, Ejaz Mohiuddin, Shahab UdDin, Muhammad Daniyal, Khan Usmanghani
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a disease of senile age, usually occurring> 60 years of age. BPH is a disease that involves cell proliferation of the prostate. Pathological hyperplasia affects the elements of the glandular and connective tissue of the prostate. This study is designed to scrutinize the efficacy and tolerability of herbal drug Anti BPH capsule for the management of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), in this study we select the 100 patients in which 50 received the Anti BPH capsule and 50 received the Terazosin HCl...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624504/proinsulin-protects-against-age-related-cognitive-loss-through-anti-inflammatory-convergent-pathways
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Rubén Corpas, Alberto M Hernández-Pinto, David Porquet, Catalina Hernández-Sánchez, Fatima Bosch, Arantxa Ortega-Aznar, Francesc Comellas, Enrique J de la Rosa, Coral Sanfeliu
Brain inflammaging is increasingly considered as contributing to age-related cognitive loss and neurodegeneration. Despite intensive research in multiple models, no clinically effective pharmacological treatment has been found yet. Here, in the mouse model of brain senescence SAMP8, we tested the effects of proinsulin, a promising neuroprotective agent that was previously proven to be effective in mouse models of retinal neurodegeneration. Proinsulin is the precursor of the hormone insulin but also upholds developmental physiological effects, particularly as a survival factor for neural cells...
June 15, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622070/loop-ileostomy-mediated-fecal-stream-diversion-is-associated-with-microbial-dysbiosis
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Emma L Beamish, Judith Johnson, Elisabeth J Shaw, Nigel A Scott, Arnab Bhowmick, Rachael J Rigby
Loop ileostomy is an effective procedure to protect downstream intestinal anastomoses. Ileostomy reversal surgery is often carried out within 12 months of formation but is associated with substantial morbidity due to severe post-operative complications. Distal ileum is deprived of enteral nutrition and rendered inactive, often becoming atrophied and fibrotic. This study aimed to investigate the microbial and morphological changes that occur in the defunctioned ileum following loop ileostomy-mediated faecal stream diversion...
June 16, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620648/effect-of-fc-%C3%AE-receptor-polymorphism-on-rituximab-mediated-b-cell-depletion-in-abo-incompatible-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Hiroshi Sakai, Yuka Tanaka, Hirofumi Tazawa, Seiichi Shimizu, Sapana Verma, Masahiro Ohira, Hiroyuki Tahara, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Takashi Onoe, Hideki Ohdan
BACKGROUND: The affinity of IgG Fc receptor (FcγR) for rituximab, an anti-CD20 IgG1, differs based on single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in FcγRs. This study aimed to explore the effect of such SNPs on clinical response to rituximab and outcomes in patients of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). METHODS: SNPs of FCGR2A[131H/R] and FCGR3A[158F/V], alleles encoding FcγR, were identified in 20 patients desensitized with rituximab before ABOi LDLT...
June 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620283/octopus-cells-in-the-posteroventral-cochlear-nucleus-provide-the-main-excitatory-input-to-the-superior-paraolivary-nucleus
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Richard A Felix Ii, Boris Gourévitch, Marcelo Gómez-Álvarez, Sara C M Leijon, Enrique Saldaña, Anna K Magnusson
Auditory streaming enables perception and interpretation of complex acoustic environments that contain competing sound sources. At early stages of central processing, sounds are segregated into separate streams representing attributes that later merge into acoustic objects. Streaming of temporal cues is critical for perceiving vocal communication, such as human speech, but our understanding of circuits that underlie this process is lacking, particularly at subcortical levels. The superior paraolivary nucleus (SPON), a prominent group of inhibitory neurons in the mammalian brainstem, has been implicated in processing temporal information needed for the segmentation of ongoing complex sounds into discrete events...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617509/controlled-rotation-and-translation-of-spherical-particles-or-living-cells-by-surface-acoustic-waves
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Ianis Bernard, Alexander A Doinikov, Philippe Marmottant, David Rabaud, Cédric Poulain, Pierre Thibault
We show experimental evidence of the acoustically-assisted micromanipulation of small objects like solid particles or blood cells, combining rotation and translation, using high frequency surface acoustic waves. This was obtained from the leakage in a microfluidic channel of two standing waves arranged perpendicularly in a LiNbO3 piezoelectric substrate working at 36.3 MHz. By controlling the phase lag between the emitters, we could, in addition to translation, generate a swirling motion of the emitting surface which, in turn, led to the rapid rotation of spherical polystyrene Janus beads suspended in the channel and of human red and white blood cells up to several rounds per second...
June 15, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616446/treatment-with-anti-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri%C3%AE-antibody-exacerbates-eae-and-t-cell-immunity-against-myelin
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Silvia Musio, Massimo Costanza, Pietro Luigi Poliani, Elena Fontana, Manuela Cominelli, Gabriella Abolafio, Lawrence Steinman, Rosetta Pedotti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of targeting the high-affinity receptor for immunoglobulin E (FcεRI), that plays a central role in allergic responses and is constitutively expressed on mast cells and basophils, in clinical disease and autoimmune T-cell response in experimental MS. METHODS: Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was induced in C57BL/6 mice by immunization with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein 35-55. Anti-FcεRI α-chain antibody was administered intraperitoneally...
May 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614386/a-systemic-macrophage-response-is-required-to-contain-a-peripheral-poxvirus-infection
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Michael L Davies, Nikhil J Parekh, Lauren W Kaminsky, Chetna Soni, Irene E Reider, Tracy E Krouse, Matthew A Fischer, Nico van Rooijen, Ziaur S M Rahman, Christopher C Norbury
The goal of the innate immune system is to reduce pathogen spread prior to the initiation of an effective adaptive immune response. Following an infection at a peripheral site, virus typically drains through the lymph to the lymph node prior to entering the blood stream and being systemically disseminated. Therefore, there are three distinct spatial checkpoints at which intervention to prevent systemic spread of virus can occur, namely: 1) the site of infection, 2) the draining lymph node via filtration of lymph or 3) the systemic level via organs that filter the blood...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612856/high-throughput-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-screening-of-inland-waters-of-southern-california
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A C Mehinto, D R VanDervort, W Lao, G He, M S Denison, S M Vliet, D C Volz, R D Mazor, K A Maruya
The impact of unmonitored contaminants, also known as contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), on freshwater streams remains largely uncharacterized. Water samples from 31 streams representing urban, agricultural and undeveloped (i.e., open space) land use in Southern California (USA) were analyzed for in vitro and in vivo bioactivity. The extent and magnitude of bioactivity screened using endocrine-responsive cell bioassays and a fish embryo screening assay were low. In contrast, a wider gradient of responses for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) assay was observed, which was negatively correlated with a measure of benthic community structure...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609757/a-molecular-docking-study-of-the-interactions-between-human-transferrin-and-seven-metallocene-dichlorides
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Jorge R Güette-Fernández, Enrique Meléndez, Wilson Maldonado-Rojas, Carlos Ortega-Zúñiga, Jesus Olivero-Verbel, Elsie I Parés-Matos
Human Transferrin (hTf) is a metal-binding protein found in blood plasma and is well known for its role in iron delivery. With only a 30% of its capacity for Fe(+3) binding, this protein has the potential ability to transport other metal ions or organometallic compounds from the blood stream to all cell tissues. In this perspective, recent studies have described seven metallocene dichlorides (Cp2M(IV)Cl2, M(IV)=V, Mo, W, Nb, Ti, Zr, Hf) suitable as anticancer drugs and less secondary effects than cisplatin...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
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