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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161649/magic-angle-spinning-nmr-below-6%C3%A2-k-with-a-computational-fluid-dynamics-analysis-of-fluid-flow-and-temperature-gradients
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Erika L Sesti, Nicholas Alaniva, Peter W Rand, Eric J Choi, Brice J Albert, Edward P Saliba, Faith J Scott, Alexander B Barnes
We report magic angle spinning (MAS) up to 8.5 kHz with a sample temperature below 6 K using liquid helium as a variable temperature fluid. Cross polarization (13)C NMR spectra exhibit exquisite sensitivity with a single transient. Remarkably, (1)H saturation recovery experiments show a (1)H T1 of 21 s with MAS below 6 K in the presence of trityl radicals in a glassy matrix. Leveraging the thermal spin polarization available at 4.2 K versus 298 K should result in 71 times higher signal intensity...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157865/peptide-yy-3-36-modulates-intracellular-calcium-through-activation-of-the-phosphatidylinositol-pathway-in-hippocampal-neurons
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Michelle Flores Domingues, Dênis Reis de Assis, Angela Regina Piovesan, Cháriston André Dal Belo, Jaderson Costa da Costa
Peptide YY (PYY) belongs to the neuropeptide Y (NPY) family, which also includes the pancreatic polypeptide (PP) and NPY. PYY is secreted by the intestinal L cells, being present in the blood stream in two active forms capable of crossing the blood brain barrier, PYY (1-36) and its cleavage product, PYY (3-36). PYY is a selective agonist for the Y2 receptor (Y2R) and these receptors are abundant in the hippocampus. Here we investigated the mechanisms by which PYY (3-36) regulates intracellular Ca(2+) concentrations ([Ca(2+)]i) in hippocampal neurons by employing a calcium imaging technique in hippocampal cultures...
November 7, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151691/parallel-mrna-proteomics-and-mirna-expression-analysis-in-cell-line-models-of-the-intestine
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Finbarr O'Sullivan, Joanne Keenan, Sinead Aherne, Fiona O'Neill, Colin Clarke, Michael Henry, Paula Meleady, Laura Breen, Niall Barron, Martin Clynes, Karina Horgan, Padraig Doolan, Richard Murphy
AIM: To identify miRNA-regulated proteins differentially expressed between Caco2 and HT-29: two principal cell line models of the intestine. METHODS: Exponentially growing Caco-2 and HT-29 cells were harvested and prepared for mRNA, miRNA and proteomic profiling. mRNA microarray profiling analysis was carried out using the Affymetrix GeneChip Human Gene 1.0 ST array. miRNA microarray profiling analysis was carried out using the Affymetrix Genechip miRNA 3.0 array...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150923/pkg-ii-effectively-reversed-egf-induced-protein-expression-alterations-in-human-gastric-cancer-cell-lines
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Hai Qian, Yan Tao, Lu Jiang, Ying Wang, Ting Lan, Min Wu, Ji Pang, Kwaku Appiah-Kubi, Yongchang Chen, Yan Wu
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) plays an important role in gastric cancer (GC) progression. Our previous data demonstrated that type II cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG II) could block the EGF-EGFR axis as well as down-stream signaling pathways for example, MAPK, PI3K and PLC in gastric cancer cells. However, the exact mechanisms of PKG II against cancer remain unclear. Therefore, the present work was to address the above question. Human gastric cancer cell line AGS was infected with adenoviral construct encoding cDNA of PKG II (Ad-PKG II) to up-regulate PKG II and then treated with 8-pCPT-cGMP...
November 18, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150269/potential-role-of-the-virchow-robin-space-in-the-pathogenesis-of-bacterial-meningitis
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Patrick Chan, Denis J Meerdink, James A Uchizono
Meningitis is an infectious disease commonly arising from a bacterial etiology. The rapid progression of morbidity and mortality due to bacterial meningitis requires critical and imminent time-dependent clinical intervention. Although it is unambiguously clear that bacteria must infiltrate the cerebrospinal fluid, the sequence of events in the pathogenesis of bacterial meningitis has not been fully elucidated. Most reviews of the pathogenesis of bacterial meningitis do not specify the anatomical location of bacteria following BBB traversal...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150098/blood-film-in-the-era-of-streaming-cells
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Diego Villa Clé
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149180/roles-of-vegf-flt-1-signaling-in-malignant-behaviors-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Ajiravudh Subarnbhesaj, Mutsumi Miyauchi, Chea Chanbora, Aki Mikuriya, Phuong Thao Nguyen, Hisako Furusho, Nurina Febriyanti Ayuningtyas, Minoru Fujita, Shigeaki Toratani, Masaaki Takechi, Shumpei Niida, Takashi Takata
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a highly specific signaling protein for vascular endothelial cells that plays a critical role in tumor growth and invasion through angiogenesis, and may contribute to cell migration and activation of pre-osteoclasts, osteoclasts and some tumor cells. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to clarify the detailed roles of VEGF-Flt-1 signaling in bone invasion of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. RESULTS: Forty-two (42) of 54 cases with gingival SCC (77...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138790/high-efficiency-single-cell-encapsulation-and-size-selective-capture-of-cells-in-picoliter-droplets-based-on-hydrodynamic-micro-vortices
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Gopakumar Kamalakshakurup, Abraham P Lee
Single cell analysis has emerged as a paradigm shift in cell biology to understand the heterogeneity of individual cells in a clone for pathological interrogation. Microfluidic droplet technology is a compelling platform to perform single cell analysis by encapsulating single cells inside picoliter-nanoliter (pL-nL) volume droplets. However, one of the primary challenges for droplet based single cell assays is single cell encapsulation in droplets, currently achieved either randomly, dictated by Poisson statistics, or by hydrodynamic techniques...
November 15, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137307/reversal-of-5-fluorouracil-resistance-by-egcg-is-mediate-by-inactivation-of-tfap2a-vegf-signaling-pathway-and-down-regulation-of-mdr-1-and-p-gp-expression-in-gastric-cancer
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Hongsheng Tang, Lisi Zeng, Jiahong Wang, Xiangliang Zhang, Qiang Ruan, Jin Wang, Shuzhong Cui, Dinghua Yang
The effect of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) chemotherapy for gastric cancer (GC) is limited by drug-resistance. To conquer this drug-resistance, various treatments including combination therapy have been used, but the overall survival has not been improved yet. In our current study, 5-FU resistant GC cells, SGC7901/FU and MGC803/FU, were established by long term exposure to 5-FU, and the proliferation capability of these resistant cells was verified to be reduced. The drug related proteins, MDR1 and P-gp were up-regulated in resistant cells compared to the parental cells...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135573/evidence-of-inflammasome-activation-and-formation-of-monocyte-derived-apoptosis-associated-speck-like-protein-containing-a-caspase-recruitment-domain-specks-in-hiv-1-positive-patients
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Fareed Ahmad, Neha Mishra, Gerrit Ahrenstorf, Bernardo S Franklin, Eicke Latz, Reinhold E Schmidt, Lukas Bossaller
OBJECTIVE: The formation of large intracellular protein aggregates of the inflammasome adaptor apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a caspase-recruitment domain (ASC) (PYCARD) is a hallmark of inflammasome activation. ASC speck-forming cells release the highly proinflammatory cytokine IL-1β in addition to ASC specks into the extracellular space during pyroptotic cell death. There ASC specks can propagate inflammation to other nonactivated cells or tissues. HIV-1 retroviral infection triggers inflammasome activation of abortively infected CD4 T cells in secondary lymphatic tissues...
November 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128766/low-biodegradability-of-dissolved-organic-matter-and-trace-metals-from-subarctic-waters
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Olga V Oleinikova, Liudmila S Shirokova, Olga Y Drozdova, Sergey A Lapitskiy, Oleg S Pokrovsky
The heterotrophic mineralization of dissolved organic matter (DOM) controls the CO2 flux from the inland waters to the atmosphere, especially in the boreal waters, although the mechanisms of this process and the fate of trace metals associated with DOM remain poorly understood. We studied the interaction of culturable aquatic (Pseudomonas saponiphila) and soil (Pseudomonas aureofaciens) Gammaproteobacteria with seven different organic substrates collected in subarctic settings. These included peat leachate, pine crown throughfall, fen, humic lake, stream, river, and oligotrophic lake with variable dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations (from 4 to 60mgL(-1))...
November 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124710/ultraviolet-irradiation-of-blood-the-cure-that-time-forgot
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Michael R Hamblin
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) was extensively used in the 1940s and 1950s to treat many diseases including septicemia, pneumonia, tuberculosis, arthritis, asthma and even poliomyelitis. The early studies were carried out by several physicians in USA and published in the American Journal of Surgery. However with the development of antibiotics, UBI use declined and it has now been called "the cure that time forgot". Later studies were mostly performed by Russian workers and in other Eastern countries and the modern view in Western countries is that UBI remains highly controversial...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124654/meta-analysis-of-microbial-fuel-cells-using-waste-substrates
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F Ryan Dowdy, Ryan Kawakita, Matthew Lange, Christopher W Simmons
Microbial fuel cell experimentation using waste streams is an increasingly popular field of study. One obstacle to comparing studies has been the lack of consistent conventions for reporting results such that meta-analysis can be used for large groups of experiments. Here, 134 unique microbial fuel cell experiments using waste substrates were compiled for analysis. Findings include that coulombic efficiency correlates positively with volumetric power density (p < 0.001), negatively with working volume (p < 0...
November 9, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117938/functional-characterization-of-avpr2-mutants-found-in-turkish-patients-with-nephrogenic-diabetes-insipidus
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Beril Erdem, Angela Schulz, Emel Saglar, Ferhat Deniz, Torsten Schoneberg, Hatice Mergen
Diabetes insipidus is a rare disorder characterized by an impairment in water balance because of the inability to concentrate urine. While central Diabetes insipidus is caused by mutations in the AVP, the reason for genetically determined nephrogenic Diabetes insipidus can be mutations in AQP2 or AVPR2. After release of AVP from posterior pituitary into blood stream it binds to AVPR2 which is one of the receptors for AVP and is mainly expressed in principal cells of collecting ducts of kidney. Receptor activation increases cAMP levels in principal cells, resulting in the incorporation of AQP2 into the membrane, finally increasing water reabsorption...
November 8, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117258/lung-epithelial-response-to-cigarette-smoke-and-modulation-by-the-nicotinic-alpha-7-receptor
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Lorise C Gahring, Elizabeth J Myers, Diane M Dunn, Robert B Weiss, Scott W Rogers
Cigarette smoking (CS) is a principal contributor to a spectrum of devastating lung diseases whose occurrence and severity may vary between individuals and not appear for decades after prolonged use. One explanation for the variability and delay in disease onset is that nicotine, the addictive component of CS, acts through the ionotropic nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) alpha7 (α7) to modulate anti-inflammatory protection. In this study we measured the impact α7 signaling has on the mouse distal lung response to side-stream CS exposure for mice of the control genotype (α7G) and those in which the α7-receptor signaling mechanisms are restricted by point mutation (α7E260A:G)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115688/flexible-particle-flow-focusing-in-microchannel-driven-by-droplet-directed-induced-charge-electroosmosis
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Yukun Ren, Xianyu Liu, Weiyu Liu, Ye Tao, Yankai Jia, Likai Hou, Wenying Li, Hongyuan Jiang
We report herein a novel microfluidic particle concentrator that utilizes constriction microchannels to enhance the flow-focusing performance of induced-charge electroosmosis (ICEO), where viscous hemi-spherical oil droplets are embedded within the mainchannel to form deformable converging-diverging constriction structures. The constriction region between symmetric oil droplets partially coated on the electrode strips can improve the focusing performance by inducing a granular wake flow area at the diverging channel, which makes almost all of the scattered sample particles trapped within a narrow stream on the floating electrode ...
November 8, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113796/the-bet-brd-inhibitor-jq1-attenuates-diabetes-induced-cognitive-impairment-in-rats-by-targeting-nox4-nrf2-redox-imbalance
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Ershun Liang, Min Ma, Lei Wang, Xue Liu, Jinfeng Xu, Mingxiang Zhang, Ruixue Yang, Yuxia Zhao
Diabetes-induced oxidative damage is believed to play an important role in the development of cognitive dysfunction. In this study, the involvement of the Nox4-Nrf2 redox imbalance was investigated. STZ-induced diabetic rats exhibited obvious oxidative stress and apoptosis in the hippocampus assessed by augmentation of lipid peroxidation, positive TUNEL staining, elevated ratio of Bax/Bcl-2 and increased caspase 3 activity. Furthermore, hyperglycemia markedly increased Nox4 activity and reduced the activation of Nrf2 by suppressing its up-stream regulatory Akt as well as down-stream target HO-1...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111834/evolving-multidimensional-pharmacological-approaches-to-cnv-therapy-in-amd
#18
Moshe Ehrenberg, Ofra Benny
PURPOSE: The leading cause of severe visual loss world-wide is age-related macular degeneration. Although anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor agents have significantly led to the initial pharmacologic reversal of vision loss in many cases of exudative macular degeneration, there still has been recurrence of choroidal neovascularization, and/or the onset of chorioretinal atrophy with fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this review we discuss the status of anti- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in age-related macular degeneration and describe different studies focused on new potential therapeutic targets beyond anti- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor...
November 7, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109883/nd-yag-laser-photodisruption-for-multilevel-premacular-hemorrhage-due-to-isolated-retinal-venous-macroaneurysm
#19
Kenan Sonmez, Pehmen Y Ozcan
A 55-year-old man presented with sudden deterioration of vision in the right eye. His visual acuity was reduced to hand motion because of a large multilevel premacular hemorrhage. Nd:YAG laser was performed to drain the entrapped hemorrhage under the internal limiting membrane (ILM) and posterior hyaloid face in the macula into the vitreous. Immediately after laser treatment, streaming of red blood cells into the vitreous gel through the perforation site was observed. At the first-month follow-up, BCVA improved to 20/25 and ILM wrinkling was observed at the macula where the preretinal hemorrhage cleared...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109797/notch3-maintains-luminal-phenotype-and-suppresses-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-via-trans-activating-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE
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Xiao-Wei Dou, Yuan-Ke Liang, Hao-Yu Lin, Xiao-Long Wei, Yong-Qu Zhang, Jing-Wen Bai, Chun-Fa Chen, Min Chen, Cai-Wen Du, Yao-Chen Li, Jie Tian, Kwan Man, Guo-Jun Zhang
The luminal A phenotype is the most common breast cancer subtype and is characterized by estrogen receptor α expression (ERα). Identification of the key regulator that governs the luminal phenotype of breast cancer will clarify the pathogenic mechanism and provide novel therapeutic strategies for this subtype of cancer. ERα signaling pathway sustains the epithelial phenotype and inhibits the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of breast cancer. In this study, we demonstrate that Notch3 positively associates with ERα in both breast cancer cell lines and human breast cancer tissues...
2017: Theranostics
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