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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420436/autophagy-mediates-the-beneficial-effect-of-hypoxic-preconditioning-on-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-therapy-of-myocardial-infarction
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Zheng Zhang, Chao Yang, Mingzhi Shen, Ming Yang, Zhitao Jin, Liping Ding, Wei Jiang, Junke Yang, Haixu Chen, Feng Cao, Taohong Hu
BACKGROUND: Stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising therapeutic strategy for myocardial infarction (MI). However, the poor viability of transplanted stem cells hampers their therapeutic efficacy. Hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) can effectively promote the survival of stem cells. The aim of this study was to investigate whether HPC improved the functional survival of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) and increased their cardiac protective effect. METHODS: BM-MSCs, isolated from Tg(Fluc-egfp) mice which constitutively express both firefly luciferase (Fluc) and enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP), were preconditioned with HPC (1% O2) for 12 h, 24 h, 36 h, and 48 h, respectively, followed by 24 h of hypoxia and serum deprivation (H/SD) injury...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412561/metastatic-human-breast-cancer-to-the-spine-produces-mechanical-hyperalgesia-and-gait-deficits-in-rodents
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Rachel Sarabia-Estrada, Alejandro Ruiz-Valls, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Ana M Ampuero, Ismael Jimenez-Estrada, Samantha De Silva, Lydia J Bernhardt, C Rory Goodwin, A Karim Ahmed, Yuxin Li, Neil A Phillips, Ziya L Gokaslan, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Daniel M Sciubba
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Metastases to the spine are a common source of severe pain in cancer patients. The secondary effects of spinal metastases include pain, bone fractures, hypercalcemia, and neurological deficits. As the disease progresses, pain severity can increase until it becomes refractory to medical treatments and leads to a decreased quality of life for patients. A key obstacle in the study of pain-induced spinal cancer is the lack of reliable and reproducible spine cancer animal models...
April 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408212/application-of-molecular-imaging-technology-in-evaluating-the-inhibiting-effect-of-apigenin-in%C3%A2-vivo-on-subcutaneous-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Gang Li, Chong-Wei Chi, Xian-Fang Shao, Chi-Hua Fang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the inhibiting effect of apigenin on liver cancer in vivo based on the optical molecular imaging method. Subcutaneous liver tumor models were established using respective 1 × 10(6) firefly luciferase (fLuc) and green fluorescent protein (GFP) labeled human hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2-fLuc and HepG2-GFP cells) in 20 BALB/c nude mice which were randomly divided into two groups, 10 in each group. After the tumor cells were implanted 15 days, apigenin was administered through intraperitoneal injection in group B, the other ten mice as control group A...
April 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382163/visualization-of-a-neurotropic-flavivirus-infection-in-mouse-reveals-unique-viscerotropism-controlled-by-host-type-i-interferon-signaling
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Xiao-Feng Li, Xiao-Dan Li, Cheng-Lin Deng, Hao-Long Dong, Qiu-Yan Zhang, Qing Ye, Han-Qing Ye, Xing-Yao Huang, Yong-Qiang Deng, Bo Zhang, Cheng-Feng Qin
Flavivirus includes a large group of human pathogens with medical importance. Especially, neurotropic flaviviruses capable of invading central and peripheral nervous system, e.g. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) and Zika virus (ZIKV), are highly pathogenic to human and constitute major global health problems. However, the dynamic dissemination and pathogenesis of neurotropic flavivirus infections remain largely unknown. Here, using JEV as a model, we rationally designed and constructed a recombinant reporter virus that stably expressed Renilla luciferase (Rluc)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378292/tracking-dendritic-cell-migration-into-lymph-nodes-by-using-a-novel-pet-probe-18-f-tetrafluoroborate-for-sodium-iodide-symporter
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Sang Bong Lee, Ho Won Lee, Hongje Lee, Yong Hyun Jeon, Sang-Woo Lee, Byeong-Cheol Ahn, Jaetae Lee, Shin Young Jeong
BACKGROUND: Recently, (18)F-tetrafluoroborate (TFB) was used as a substrate for the human sodium/iodide symporter (hNIS) reporter gene. This study evaluated the feasibility of performing molecular-genetic imaging by using the new radiotracer ((18)F-TFB) for the hNIS gene, to track dendritic cell (DC) migration in live mice. A murine dendritic cell line (DC2.4) co-expressing the hNIS and effluc genes (DC/NF) was established. To confirm the functional cellular expression of both effluc and NIS in the inoculated DC/NF cells by bio-medical imaging, combined bioluminescence imaging (BLI) and (18)F-TFB positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging was performed after intramuscular injection with parental DCs and DC/NF cells...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367494/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-ability-of-blue-laser-imaging-magnification-versus-pit-pattern-analysis-for-colorectal-polyps
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Arihiro Nakano, Yoshiki Hirooka, Takeshi Yamamura, Osamu Watanabe, Masanao Nakamura, Kohei Funasaka, Eizaburo Ohno, Hiroki Kawashima, Ryoji Miyahara, Hidemi Goto
Background and study aims There have been few evaluations of the diagnostic ability of new narrow band light observation blue laser imaging (BLI). The present prospective study compared the diagnostic ability of BLI magnification and pit pattern analysis for colorectal polyps. Patients and methods We collected lesions prospectively, and the analysis of images was made by two endoscopists, retrospectively. A total of 799 colorectal polyps were examined by BLI magnification and pit pattern analysis at Nagoya University Hospital...
April 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345023/enhancement-of-psma-directed-car-adoptive-immunotherapy-by-pd-1-pd-l1-blockade
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Inna Serganova, Ekaterina Moroz, Ivan Cohen, Maxim Moroz, Mayuresh Mane, Juan Zurita, Larissa Shenker, Vladimir Ponomarev, Ronald Blasberg
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy in hematologic malignancies has shown remarkable responses, but the same level of success has not been observed in solid tumors. A new prostate cancer model (Myc-CaP:PSMA(+)) and a second-generation anti-hPSMA human CAR T cells expressing a Click Beetle Red luciferase reporter) were used to study hPSMA targeting and assess CAR T cell trafficking and persistence by bioluminescence imaging (BLI). We investigated the antitumor efficacy of human CAR T cells targeting human prostate-specific membrane antigen (hPSMA), in the presence and absence of the target antigen; first alone and then combined with a monoclonal antibody targeting the human programmed death receptor 1 (anti-hPD1 mAb)...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340549/long-term-in-vivo-monitoring-of-adult-derived-human-liver-stem-progenitor-cells-by-bioluminescence-imaging-pet-and-contrast-enhanced-ct
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Mei-Ju Hsu, Julie Prigent, Pierre-Edouard Dollet, Joachim Ravau, Lionel Larbanoix, Gaetan Van Simaeys, Anne Bol, Vincent Grégoire, Serge Goldman, Gisèle Deblandre, Mustapha Najimi, Etienne Sokal, Catherine Lombard
Adult-derived human liver stem/progenitor cells (ADHLSCs) have the potential to alleviate liver injury. However, the optimal delivery route and long-term biodistribution of ADHLSCs remains unclear. In this paper, we used a triple fusion reporter system to determine the kinetic differences in the biodistribution of ADHLSCs following intrasplenic (IS) and intrahepatic (IH) administration in SCID-beige mice. ADHLSCs were transduced with a lentiviral vector expressing a triple-fusion reporter comprising renilla luciferase, monomeric red fluorescent protein and truncated HSV-1 thymidine kinase...
March 24, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340485/an-approach-for-liposome-immobilization-using-sterically-stabilized-micelles-ssms-as-a-precursor-for-bio-layer-interferometry-based-interaction-studies
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Jakob Wallner, Gabriele Lhota, Markus Schosserer, Karola Vorauer-Uhl
Non-fluidic bio-layer interferometry (BLI) has rapidly become a standard tool for monitoring almost all biomolecular interactions in a label-free, real-time and high-throughput manner. High-efficiency screening methods which measure the kinetics of liposomes with a variety of compounds require the immobilization of liposomes. In this work, a method is described for immobilizing liposomes for interaction studies, based on the biophysical principles of this biosensor platform. The immobilization approach includes the loading of DSPE-PEG(2000)-biotin containing sterically stabilized micelles (SSMs) which are restructured in a buffer change step, resulting in an accessible substrate for liposome immobilization...
March 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333177/amelioration-of-citrobacter-rodentium-proliferation-in-early-stage-of-infection-in-mice-by-pretreatment-with-lactobacillus-brevis-kb290-and-verification-using-in-vivo-bioluminescence-imaging
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Naoko Waki, Yuki Kuwabara, Yuko Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Suganuma, Hiroyuki Koide, Naoto Oku, Norio Ohashi
Bioluminescent imaging (BLI) has become a useful tool for monitoring bacterial infections in real time. Citrobacter rodentium and its BLI are widely used as a murine model of enteropathogenic and enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection. In this study, we evaluated the protective effects of the probiotic Lactobacillus brevis KB290 against C. rodentium infection by the BLI approach. First, we examined several solutions for making the suspension of bioluminescent C. rodentium for an oral inoculation to establish a stable intestinal infection...
March 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332311/characterization-of-blue-light-irradiation-effects-on-pathogenic-and-nonpathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Courtney M Abana, John R Brannon, Rebecca A Ebbott, Taryn L Dunigan, Kirsten R Guckes, Hubaida Fuseini, Jennifer Powers, Bridget R Rogers, Maria Hadjifrangiskou
Blue light irradiation (BLI) is an FDA-approved method for treating certain types of infections, like acne, and is becoming increasingly attractive as an antimicrobial strategy as the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" rises. However, no study has delineated the effectiveness of BLI throughout different bacterial growth phases, especially in more BLI-tolerant organisms such as Escherichia coli. While the vast majority of E. coli strains are nonpathogenic, several E. coli pathotypes exist that cause infection within and outside the gastrointestinal tract...
March 22, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319168/targeting-chronic-cardiac-remodeling-with-cardiac-progenitor-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Janine C Deddens, Dries A Feyen, Peter-Paul Zwetsloot, Maike A Brans, Sailay Siddiqi, Linda W van Laake, Pieter A Doevendans, Joost P Sluijter
BACKGROUND: Translational failure for cardiovascular disease is a substantial problem involving both high research costs and an ongoing lack of novel treatment modalities. Despite the progress already made, cell therapy for chronic heart failure in the clinical setting is still hampered by poor translation. We used a murine model of chronic ischemia/reperfusion injury to examine the effect of minimally invasive application of cardiac progenitor cells (CPC) in cardiac remodeling and to improve clinical translation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281745/n-methyl-mesoporphyrin-ix-as-an-effective-probe-for-monitoring-alzheimer-s-disease-%C3%AE-amyloid-aggregation-in-living-cells
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Meng Li, Andong Zhao, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
Formation of amyloid fibrils by amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) is an important step in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pro-gression. Screening and designing new molecules which can monitor amyloidosis process especially in cells are diagnostically and therapeutically important. Utilizing Thioflavin T (ThT), the commonly used amyloid dye, is the most standardized way to monitor amyloid. However, with the green fluorescence emission and small Stokes shift, the fluorescence of ThT can overlap with that arising from other intrinsic fluorescent components in the cells, making it not suitable for detection of protein aggregates in vivo...
March 10, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249642/preclinical-upar-targeted-multimodal-imaging-of-locoregional-oral-cancer
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M C Boonstra, P B A A Van Driel, S Keereweer, H A J M Prevoo, M A Stammes, V M Baart, C W G M Löwik, A P Mazar, C J H van de Velde, A L Vahrmeijer, C F M Sier
OBJECTIVES: Establishing adequate resection margins and lymphatic mapping are crucial for the prognosis of oral cancer patients. Novel targeted imaging modalities are needed, enabling pre- and intraoperative detection of tumour cells, in combination with improved post-surgical examination by the pathologist. The urokinase-receptor (uPAR) is overexpressed in head and neck cancer, where it is associated with tumour progression and metastasis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To determine suitability of uPAR for molecular imaging of oral cancer surgery, human head and neck tumours were sectioned and stained for uPAR to evaluate the expression pattern compared to normal mucosa...
March 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241399/biolayer-interferometry-of-lipid-nanodisc-reconstituted-yeast-vacuolar-h-atpase
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Stuti Sharma, Stephan Wilkens
Vacuolar H(+) -ATPase (V-ATPase) is a large, multisubunit membrane protein complex responsible for the acidification of subcellular compartments and the extracellular space. V-ATPase activity is regulated by reversible disassembly, resulting in cytosolic V1 -ATPase and membrane-integral Vo proton channel sectors. Reversible disassembly is accompanied by transient interaction with cellular factors and assembly chaperones. Quantifying protein-protein interactions involving membrane proteins, however, is challenging...
February 27, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228105/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-as-vehicles-of-tetravalent-bispecific-tandab-cd3-cd19-for-the-treatment-of-b-cell-lymphoma-combined-with-ido-pathway-inhibitor-d-1-methyl-tryptophan
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Xiaolong Zhang, Yuanyuan Yang, Leisheng Zhang, Yang Lu, Qing Zhang, Dongmei Fan, Yizhi Zhang, Yanjun Zhang, Zhou Ye, Dongsheng Xiong
BACKGROUND: Although blinatumomab, a bispecific T cell engaging antibody, exhibits high clinical response rates in patients with relapsed or refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL), it still has some limitations because of its short half-life. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) represent an attractive approach for delivery of therapeutic agents to cancer sites owing to their tropism towards tumors, but their immunosuppression capabilities, especially induced by indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), should also be taken into consideration...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209385/a-comparison-of-the-pro-angiogenic-potential-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-endothelial-cells-and-induced-endothelial-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Zoe E Clayton, Gloria S C Yuen, Sara Sadeghipour, Jack D Hywood, Jack W T Wong, Ngan F Huang, Martin K C Ng, John P Cooke, Sanjay Patel
BACKGROUND: Endothelial cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC-ECs) promote angiogenesis, and more recently induced endothelial cells (iECs) have been generated via fibroblast trans-differentiation. These cell types have potential as treatments for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). However, it is unknown whether different reprogramming methods produce cells that are equivalent in terms of their pro-angiogenic capabilities. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to directly compare iPSC-ECs and iECs in an animal model of PAD, in order to identify which cell type, if any, displays superior therapeutic potential...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208301/biomolecular-interaction-assays-identified-dual-inhibitors-of-glutaminase-and-glutamate-dehydrogenase-that-disrupt-mitochondrial-function-and-prevent-growth-of-cancer-cells
#18
Min Zhu, Jinzhang Fang, Jingjing Zhang, Zheng Zhang, Jianhui Xie, Yan Yu, Jennifer Jin Ruan, Zhao Chen, Wei Hou, Gensheng Yang, Weike Su, Benfang Helen Ruan
Glutaminase (KGA/isoenzyme GAC) is an emerging and important drug target for cancer. Traditional methods for assaying glutaminase activity are coupled with several other enzymes. Such coupled assays do not permit the direct and stringent characterization of specific glutaminase inhibitors. Ebselen was identified as a potent 9 nM KGA inhibitor in the KGA/glutamate oxidase (GO)/horse radish peroxidase (HRP) coupled assay but showed very weak activity in inhibiting the growth of glutamine-dependent cancer cells...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194885/in-vivo-bioluminescence-imaging-of-neurogenesis-the-role-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-an-experimental-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Inga B Fricke, Sonja Schelhaas, Bastian Zinnhardt, Thomas Viel, Sven Hermann, Sébastien Couillard-Després, Andreas H Jacobs
Bioluminescence imaging in transgenic mice expressing firefly luciferase in Doublecortin(+) (Dcx) neuroblasts might serve as a powerful tool to study the role of neurogenesis in models of brain injury and neurodegeneration using non-invasive, longitudinal in vivo imaging. Therefore, we aimed to use BLI in B6(Cg)-Tyrc-2J/J Dcx-Luc (Doublecortin-Luciferase, Dcx-Luc) mice to investigate its suitability to assess neurogenesis in a unilateral injection model of Parkinson's disease. We further aimed to assess the blood brain barrier leakage associated with the intranigral 6-OHDA injection to evaluate its impact on substrate delivery and bioluminescence signal intensity...
April 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193491/linked-color-imaging-improves-endoscopic-visibility-of-colorectal-nongranular-flat-lesions
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Takuto Suzuki, Taro Hara, Yoshiyasu Kitagawa, Hideyuki Takashiro, Rino Nankinzan, Osamu Sugita, Taketo Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: As a newly developed image-enhanced endoscopy (IEE) technique, linked-color imaging (LCI) provides very bright images with enhanced color tones. With the objective of improving the detection rate of colorectal flat tumor lesions, which are difficult to detect, we examined the usefulness of LCI from the viewpoint of visibility. METHODS: Fifty-three consecutive nongranular flat tumors were used in this study. Endoscopic images were acquired by white-light imaging (WLI), blue-laser imaging (BLI)-bright, and LCI modes...
February 11, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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