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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933120/-explore-anti-atherosclerotic-mechanism-of-component-compatibility-of-danshen-and-shanzha-based-on-network-pharmacology-and-cell-level
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Jian-Yong Zhang, Lan Wang, Ri-Xin Liang, Bin Yang
To explore the anti-atherosclerotic mechanism of active component compatibility of Danshen and Shanzha (SC121) based on network pharmacology and in vitro research validation with cell model. On one hand, according to the chemical structures and pharmacological activities of the compounds reported in Danshen and Shanzha, 5 compounds, i.e., salvianolic acid B, tanshinone ⅡA, tanshinol, epicatechin and procyanidin B2 were chosen and used for network pharmacology analysis. Then the TCMSP(http://lsp.nwsuaf.edu...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927931/polyurethane-foam-scaffold-as-in-vitro-model-for-breast-cancer-bone-metastasis
#2
Valentina Angeloni, Nicola Contessi, Cinzia De Marco, Serena Bertoldi, Maria Cristina Tanzi, Maria Grazia Daidone, Silvia Farè
Breast cancer (BC) represents the most incident cancer case in women (29%), with high mortality rate. Bone metastasis occurs in 20-50% cases and, despite advances in BC research, the interactions between tumor cells and the metastatic microenvironment are still poorly understood. In vitro 3D models gained great interest in cancer research, thanks to the reproducibility, the 3D spatial cues and associated low costs, compared to in vivo and 2D in vitro models. In this study, we investigated the suitability of a poly-ether-urethane (PU) foam as 3D in vitro model to study the interactions between BC tumor-initiating cells and the bone microenvironment...
September 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926407/dysfunctional-hdl-from-hiv-individuals-promotes-monocyte-derived-foam-cell-formation-in-vitro
#3
Thomas A Angelovich, Anna C Hearps, Michael N Oda, Mark S Borja, Diana Huynh, Stefanie Homann, Anthony Jaworowski, Theodoros Kelesidis
OBJECTIVE: The role of HDL function in HIV-related atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unclear. HDLs isolated from HIV+ [HIV(+)HDL] and HIV-uninfected individuals (HDL) were assessed for HDL function and ability to promote monocyte-derived foam cell formation (MDFCF) (a key event in HIV-related CVD) ex vivo. DESIGN/METHODS: Using an established in vitro model of atherogenesis and plasma samples from an established cross-sectional study of virologically-suppressed HIV+ males on stable effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) and with low CVD risk (median age: 42 years; n = 10), we explored the impact of native HDL [HIV(+)HDL] on MDFCF...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921432/demonstration-scale-high-cell-density-fermentation-of-pichia-pastoris
#4
Wan-Cang Liu, Ping Zhu
Pichia pastoris has been one of the most successful heterologous overexpression systems in generating proteins for large-scale production through high-cell-density fermentation. However, optimizing conditions of the large-scale high-cell-density fermentation for biochemistry and industrialization is usually a laborious and time-consuming process. Furthermore, it is often difficult to produce authentic proteins in large quantities, which is a major obstacle for functional and structural features analysis and industrial application...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920984/tailoring-the-morphology-followed-by-the-electrochemical-performance-of-nimn-ldh-nanosheet-arrays-through-controlled-co-doping-for-high-energy-and-power-asymmetric-supercapacitors
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Saurabh Singh, Nanasaheb M Shinde, Qi Xun Xia, Chandu V V M Gopi, Je Moon Yun, Rajaram S Mane, Kwang Ho Kim
Herein, we tailor the surface morphology of nickel-manganese-layered double hydroxide (NiMn-LDH) nanostructures on 3D nickel-foam via a step-wise cobalt (Co)-doping hydrothermal chemical process. At the 10% optimum level of Co-doping, we noticed a thriving tuned morphological pattern of NiMn-LDH nanostructures (NiCoMn-LDH (10%)) in terms of the porosity of the nanosheet (NS) arrays which not only improves the rate capability as well as cycling stability, but also demonstrates nearly two-fold specific capacitance enhancement compared to Co-free and other NiCoMn-LDH electrodes with a half-cell configuration in 3 M KOH, suggesting that Co-doping is indispensable for improving the electrochemical performance of NiMn-LDH electrodes...
September 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916789/whole-body-and-hematopoietic-adam8-deficiency-does-not-influence-advanced-atherosclerotic-lesion-development-despite-its-association-with-human-plaque-progression
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Kosta Theodorou, Emiel P C van der Vorst, Marion J Gijbels, Ine M J Wolfs, Mike Jeurissen, Thomas L Theelen, Judith C Sluimer, Erwin Wijnands, Jack P Cleutjens, Yu Li, Yvonne Jansen, Christian Weber, Andreas Ludwig, Jacob F Bentzon, Jörg W Bartsch, Erik A L Biessen, Marjo M P C Donners
Although A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase 8 (ADAM8) is not crucial for tissue development and homeostasis, it has been implicated in various inflammatory diseases by regulating processes like immune cell recruitment and activation. ADAM8 expression has been associated with human atherosclerosis development and myocardial infarction, however a causal role of ADAM8 in atherosclerosis has not been investigated thus far. In this study, we examined the expression of ADAM8 in early and progressed human atherosclerotic lesions, in which ADAM8 was significantly upregulated in vulnerable lesions...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912717/global-metabolomics-reveals-the-metabolic-dysfunction-in-ox-ldl-induced-macrophage-derived-foam-cells
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Wenjuan Xu, Ziyi Wei, Jiaojiao Dong, Feipeng Duan, Kuikui Chen, Chang Chen, Jie Liu, Xiaowei Yang, Lianming Chen, Hongbin Xiao, An Liu
Atherosclerosis (AS) is a chronic disorder of large arteries that is a major risk factors of high morbidity and mortality. Oxidative modification LDL is one of the important contributors to atherogenesis. Macrophages take up ox-LDL and convert into foam cells, which is the hallmark of AS. To advance the understanding of the metabolic perturbation involved in ox-LDL induced macrophage-derived foam cells and discover the potential biomarkers of early AS, a global metabolomics approach was applied based on UHPLC-QTOF/MS...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899694/anti-atherosclerotic-effect-of-hesperidin-in-ldlr-mice-and-its-possible-mechanism
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Ye-Zi Sun, Jian-Fei Chen, Li-Min Shen, Ji Zhou, Cui-Fang Wang
Hesperidin, a citrus bioflavonoid, exerts numerous pharmacological activities. However, its protective effect against atherosclerosis in vivo remains poorly understood. In the present study, we aimed to observe the effects of hesperidin on high fat diet (HFD)-induced atherosclerosis using LDL receptor deficient (LDLr(-/-)) mice. After 12 weeks of treatment, the animals were sacrificed. The blood samples were collected for further analysis. Mouse peritoneal macrophages were collected. Hepatic lipid content, quantification of atherosclerosis, assessment of oxidative stress and inflammation, gene expressions were performed on liver and aorta samples...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899579/cxcl4-induced-macrophages-in-human-atherosclerosis
#9
Gabriele Domschke, Christian A Gleissner
Atherosclerosis is considered an inflammatory disease of the arterial wall. Monocytes and monocyte-derived cells (most often termed macrophages) play an essential role in the formation of atherosclerotic lesions, as they take up lipids leading to subsequent foam cell formation accompanied by release of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Similarly, platelets have been discovered to represent an important cell type mediating inflammatory and immune processes in atherogenesis, mainly by secreting chemokines, which are stored in the platelets' alpha granules, upon platelet activation...
September 9, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899395/role-of-rab5-in-the-formation-of-macrophage-derived-foam-cell
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Lokwern Chan, Jin Hong, Junjie Pan, Jian Li, Zhichao Wen, Haiming Shi, Jianping Ding, Xinping Luo
BACKGROUND: Foam cells play a key role in the occurrence and pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Its formation starts with the ingestion of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL). The process is associated with Ras related protein in brain 5 (Rab5) which plays a critical role in regulating endocytosis and early endosomal trafficking. Base on this, we presumed that Rab5 might participate in the maturation of foam cell. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of Rab5 on macrophage cholesterol during the evolvement of macrophage when induced by oxLDL to the formation of foam cell...
September 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898052/heterogeneous-bimetallic-phosphide-sulfide-nanocomposite-for-efficient-solar-energy-driven-overall-water-splitting
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Yanmei Xin, Xiang Kan, Li-Yong Gan, Zhonghai Zhang
Solar-driven overall water splitting is highly desirable for hydrogen generation with sustainable energy sources, which need efficient, earth-abundant, robust, and bifunctional electrocatalysts for both oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). Herein, we propose a heterogeneous bimetallic phosphide/sulfide nanocomposite electrocatalyst of NiFeSP on nickel foam (NiFeSP/NF), which shows superior electrocatalytic activity of low overpotentials of 91 mV at -10 mA cm(-2) for HER and of 240 mV at 50 mA cm(-2) for OER in 1 M KOH solution...
September 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892859/assessment-of-flushing-methods-for-the-removal-of-heavy-chlorinated-compounds-dnapl-in-an-alluvial-aquifer
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Julien Maire, Antoine Joubert, Delphine Kaifas, Thomas Invernizzi, Julien Marduel, Stéfan Colombano, David Cazaux, Cédric Marion, Pierre-Yves Klein, Alain Dumestre, Nicolas Fatin-Rouge
Immiscible mobilization and foam flushing were assessed as low surfactant consuming technologies, for the enhanced recovery of dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) residual at a site contaminated by heavy chlorinated compounds. Preliminary experiments in well-controlled conditions demonstrated the phenomena involved in these remediation technologies and their limitations. Furthermore, we characterized the technologies according to by their surfactant consumption (per kg of DNAPL recovered) and the final DNAPL saturation reached...
September 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881659/sirt1-inhibition-promotes-atherosclerosis-through-impaired-autophagy
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Xiaofeng Yang, Jingyuan Wei, Yanhao He, Ting Jing, Yanxiang Li, Yunfang Xiao, Bo Wang, Weirong Wang, Jiye Zhang, Rong Lin
SIRT1, a highly conserved NAD(+)-dependent protein deacetylase, plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis and therapy of atherosclerosis (AS). The aim of this study is to investigate the potential effects of SIRT1 on AS in ApoE(-/-) mice and the underlying mechanisms of autophagy in an ox-LDL-stimulated human monocyte cell line, THP-1. In vivo, the accelerated atherosclerotic progression of mice was established by carotid collar placement; then, mice were treated for 4 weeks with a SIRT1-specific inhibitor, EX-527...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881111/biomechanical-comparison-of-inter-fragmentary-compression-pressures-lag-screw-versus-herbert-screw-for-anterior-odontoid-screw-fixation
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Jin-Woo Park, Kyoung-Tae Kim, Joo-Kyung Sung, Seong-Hyun Park, Ki-Woong Seong, Dae-Chul Cho
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to compare inter-fragmentary compression pressures after fixation of a simulated type II odontoid fracture with the headless compression Herbert screw and a half threaded cannulated lag screw. METHODS: We compared inter-fragmentary compression pressures between 40- and 45-mm long 4.5-mm Herbert screws (n=8 and n=9, respectively) and 40- and 45-mm long 4.0-mm cannulated lag screws (n=7 and n=10, respectively) after insertion into rigid polyurethane foam test blocks (Sawbones, Vashon, WA, USA)...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878162/tribological-properties-of-alsi12-al-8322-o-8323-interpenetrating-composite-layers-in-comparison-with-unreinforced-matrix-alloy
#15
Anna Janina Dolata
Alumina-Aluminum composites with interpenetrating network structures are a new class of advanced materials with potentially better properties than composites reinforced by particles or fibers. Local casting reinforcement was proposed to take into account problems with the machinability of this type of materials and the shaping of the finished products. The centrifugal infiltration process fabricated composite castings in the form of locally reinforced shafts. The main objective of the research presented in this work was to compare the tribological properties (friction coefficient, wear resistance) of AlSi12/Al₂O₃ interpenetrating composite layers with unreinforced AlSi12 matrix areas...
September 6, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872874/ultralight-conductive-silver-nanowire-aerogels
#16
Fang Qian, Pui Ching Lan, Megan C Freyman, Wen Chen, Tianyi Kou, Tammy Y Olson, Cheng Zhu, Marcus A Worsley, Eric B Duoss, Christopher M Spadaccini, Ted Baumann, T Yong-Jin Han
Low-density metal foams have many potential applications in electronics, energy storage, catalytic supports, fuel cells, sensors, and medical devices. Here, we report a new method for fabricating ultralight, conductive silver aerogel monoliths with predictable densities using silver nanowires. Silver nanowire building blocks were prepared by polyol synthesis and purified by selective precipitation. Silver aerogels were produced by freeze-casting nanowire aqueous suspensions followed by thermal sintering to weld the nanowire junctions...
September 13, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872093/-research-progress-of-trimethylamine-n-oxide-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis
#17
Huahua He, Xinfu Lian, Zhiqun Tang
Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), metabolites of the intestinal microflora, is a newly discovered risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The intestinal flora converted choline and L-carnitine into trimethylamine in the food. Trimethylamine is oxidized to TMAO in liver enzymes. Lowering TMA can stimulate macrophages to reverse cholesterol transport and inhibit atherogenesis. TMAO poietin-monooxygenase 3 (FMO3) is a tool for cholesterol metabolism and reverse cholesterol transpor, lowering FMO3 can slow the gallbladder's secretion of bile, delay intestinal absorption of cholesterol, and limit the synthesis of oxidized cholesterol and cholesterol esters...
August 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
#18
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863575/effect-of-the-three-dimensional-microstructure-on-the-sound-absorption-of-foams-a-parametric-study
#19
Fabien Chevillotte, Camille Perrot
The purpose of this work is to systematically study the effect of the throat and the pore sizes on the sound absorbing properties of open-cell foams. The three-dimensional idealized unit cell used in this work enables to mimic the acoustical macro-behavior of a large class of cellular solid foams. This study is carried out for a normal incidence and also for a diffuse field excitation, with a relatively large range of sample thicknesses. The transport and sound absorbing properties are numerically studied as a function of the throat size, the pore size, and the sample thickness...
August 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863273/2-3-4-5-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-0-%C3%AE-d-glycoside-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-role-of-reverse-cholesterol-transport
#20
Xuemeng Chen, Kun Tang, Yi Peng, Xiaole Xu
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential effects of 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside (TSG) on atherosclerotic plaque development in ApoE-/- mice, and explore the mechanisms involved. Our data showed that after eight weeks treatment, TSG ameliorated serum levels of total cholesterol, triglyceride and low density lipoprotein cholesterol and increased serum level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol in ApoE-/- mice. TSG suppressed hepatic steatosis, atherosclerotic lesion formation and macrophage foam cell formation in ApoE-/- mice...
September 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
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