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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236324/silencing-of-phospholipase-c-gamma-2-promotes-proliferation-of-rat-hepatocytes-in-vitro
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Xiaoguang Chen, Xuemin Zhu, Yumei Liu, Qiongxia Lv, Jun Ma
The management of hepatic failure is undoubtedly difficult, and poor results have led to the search for novel therapeutic approaches. Nowadays, anti-apoptotic gene therapy is considered as an ideal approach. It has been proved that phospholipase Cγ2 (PLCγ2) is involved in the apoptosis of immune cells and tumor cells; however, whether this gene is related to hepatocyte death is still unclear. This study examined the role of PLCγ2 by inhibiting its expression in rat hepatocytes with siRNA. We also further analyzed the cellular mechanism by which the expression inhibition of PLCγ2 induces cell death...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236232/%C3%AE-1%C3%A2-6-d-glucan-secreted-during-the-optimised-production-of-exopolysaccharides-by-paecilomyces-variotii-has-immunostimulatory-activity
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Erica F Osaku, Rafael A Menolli, Claudia R L de M Costa, Fernando Henrique G Tessaro, Renan H de Melo, Alex E do Amaral, Péricles A D Duarte, Arquimedes Paixão de Santana Filho, Andrea Caroline Ruthes, José Luis da C Silva, Rosiane G Mello
Paecilomyces variotii is a filamentous fungus that occurs worldwide in soil and decaying vegetation. Optimization of the fermentation process for exopolysaccharide (EPS) production from the fungus P. variotii, structure determination and immuno-stimulating activity of EPS were performed. Response surface methodology (RSM) coupled with central composite design (CCD) was used to optimize the physical and chemical factors required to produce EPS in submerged fermentation. Preliminary investigations to choose the three factors for the present work were made using a factorial experimental design...
December 13, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236219/radioresistant-sf9-insect-cells-readily-undergo-an-intrinsic-mode-of-apoptosis-in-response-to-histone-deacetylase-hdac-inhibition
#3
Jyoti Swaroop Kumar, Shubhankar Suman, Sudhir Chandna
Insect cell lines have been utilized as an important higher eukaryotic model system to decipher stress responses and cell death mechanisms. Lepidopteran Sf9 cells (derived from the ovaries of Spodoptera frugiperda) display nearly 100 times higher resistance to ionizing radiation in contrast to mammalian cells, which is partly contributed by an unusually high HDAC activity. However, their response to HDAC inhibition remains to be evaluated. In the present study, the effects of HDAC inhibitor (NaBt) on Sf9 cellular/nuclear morphology, cell cycle progression, DNA damage/repair, redox status, and mitochondrial perturbations were evaluated...
December 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236107/uncovering-the-impact-of-capsule-shaped-amine-type-ligands-on-am-iii-eu-iii-separation
#4
Pin-Wen Huang, Cong-Zhi Wang, Qun-Yan Wu, Jian-Hui Lan, Gang Song, Zhi-Fang Chai, Wei-Qun Shi
Separation of trivalent actinides (An(iii)) and lanthanides (Ln(iii)) in spent nuclear fuel reprocessing is extremely challenging mainly owing to their similar chemical properties. Two amine-type reagents, tetrakis(2-pyridyl-methyl)-1,2-ethylenediamine (TPEN) and its hydrophobic derivative N,N,N',N'-tetrakis((4-butoxypyridin-2-yl)methyl)-ethylenediamine (TBPEN), have been identified to possess a selectivity for Am(iii) over Eu(iii). In this work, the structures, bonding nature, and thermodynamic behaviors of the Am(iii) and Eu(iii) complexes with these two ligands have been systematically studied via scalar relativistic density functional theory (DFT) calculations...
December 13, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236068/in-silico-screening-and-in-vitro-activity-measurement-of-javamide-analogues-as-potential-p38-mapk-inhibitors
#5
Jae B Park
p38 Mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) is a protein kinase critically involved in the progress of inflammation/stress-associated diseases. Our data suggested that javamide analogues may contain strong anti-inflammation activities, but there is little information about their effects on p38 MAPK. Therefore, in this paper, the effects of thirty javamide analogues on p38 MAPK were investigated using in silico screening and in vitro p38 MAPK assay methods. The javamide analogues were synthesized and their chemical structures were confirmed using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic methods...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235613/can-gata3-immunocytochemistry-be-utilized-as-a-reliable-diagnostic-marker-for-metastatic-breast-carcinoma-in-cytological-materials-a-comparative-study-with-mammaglobin-and-gcdfp-15-expression
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Nesreen H Hafez, HebatAllah M Shaaban
OBJECTIVE: Cytomorphologic differentiation of metastatic breast carcinoma from non breast metastases in cytological materials can be difficult. Current breast immunocytochemical markers have low sensitivities. Transcription factor GATA 3 is a promising marker for detecting breast differentiation in cytological materials. The aim of the study was to assess the diagnostic value of GATA 3 as a breast differentiation marker in metastatic cytological materials and to compare it with expression of mammaglobin and gross cystic disease fluid protein-15 (GCDFP-15)...
December 13, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235551/interleukin-1%C3%AE-induces-human-cementoblasts-to-support-osteoclastogenesis
#7
Nam C-N Huynh, Vincent Everts, Prasit Pavasant, Ruchanee S Ampornaramveth
Injury of the periodontium followed by inflammatory response often leads to root resorption. Resorption is accomplished by osteoclasts and their generation may depend on an interaction with the cells in direct contact with the root, the cementoblasts. Our study aimed to investigate the role of human cementoblasts in the formation of osteoclasts and the effect of interleukin (IL)-1β hereupon. Extracted teeth from healthy volunteers were subjected to sequential digestion by type I collagenase and trypsin. The effect of enzymatic digestion on the presence of cells on the root surface was analyzed by histology...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235457/serum-metabolic-profile-alteration-reveals-response-to-platinum-based-combination-chemotherapy-for-lung-cancer-sensitive-patients-distinguished-from-insensitive-ones
#8
Shan Xu, Yanping Zhou, Hui Geng, Dandan Song, Jing Tang, Xianmin Zhu, Di Yu, Sheng Hu, Yanfang Cui
Most lung cancers are diagnosed at fairly advanced stages due to limited clinical symptoms. Platinum-based chemotherapy, either as single regimen or in combination with radiation, is one of the major recommendations for the patients. Earlier evaluation of the effectiveness of the chemotherapies is critical for developing better treatment plan given the toxicity of the chemotherapeutic reagents. Drug efficacy could be reflected in the systemic metabolism characteristics though knowledge about which remains scarce...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235452/comparison-of-external-doses-between-radio-contaminated-areas-and-areas-with-high-natural-terrestrial-background-using-the-individual-dosimeter-d-shuttle-75-months-after-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-accident
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Masaharu Tsubokura, Shuhei Nomura, Izumi Yoshida, Toyoaki Sawano, Makoto Miyazaki, Satoru Tomita, Tomoyoshi Oikawa, Masami Watanabe
After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, the air dose gradually decreases every year due to the physical decay of radioactive materials and environmental changes as well as countermeasures. However, there is little information on personal behavioral patterns and individual dose from external exposure among the inhabitants around the nuclear power plant. To evaluate the dose from external exposure in Minamisoma city and compare the differences with outside of Fukushima, we started the external dose assessment project in cooperation with city officials in Minamisoma as well as other three cities in Japan, where the natural terrestrial background radiation level is relatively high...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235449/evaluation-of-skin-absorbed-doses-during-manipulation-of-radioactive-sources-a-comparison-between-varskin-code-and-monte-carlo-simulations
#10
Ernesto Amato, Antonio Italiano
The evaluation of skin doses during manipulation of radioactive sources can be a critical issue, worth using the most accurate calculation strategies available. The aim of this work was to compare the results of the analytical approach used in VARSKIN with the simulation of radiation transport and interaction by Monte Carlo calculations in GAMOS (GEANT4-based Architecture for Medicine-Oriented Simulations), and to provide an accurate and versatile tool for the evaluation of skin doses from radionuclide sources of any realistic shape (e...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235443/integrating-radiation-protection-criteria-for-radioactive-waste-management-into-remediation-procedures-in-existing-exposure-situations-after-a-nuclear-accident
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Daisuke Sugiyama, Hideo Kimura, Hirokazu Tachikawa, Takeshi Iimoto, Yosuke Kawata, Haruyuki Ogino, Minoru Okoshi
Experience after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station has shown that there is a need to establish radiation protection criteria for radioactive waste management consistent with the criteria adopted for the remediation of existing exposure situations. A stepwise approach to setting such criteria is proposed. Initially, a reference level for annual effective dose from waste management activities in the range 1-10 mSv should be set, with the reference level being less than the reference level for ambient dose...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235250/discovery-and-mechanistic-elucidation-of-a-class-of-pdi-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-glioblastoma
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Anahita Kyani, Shuzo Tamura, Suhui Yang, Andrea Shergalis, Soma Somanta, Yuting Kuang, Mats Ljungman, Nouri Neamati
Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) is overexpressed in glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, and folds nascent proteins responsible for the progression and spread of the disease. Herein, we describe a novel, nanomolar PDI inhibitor, pyrimidotriazinedione 35G8, that is toxic in a panel of human glioblastoma cell lines. We performed a medium throughput 20,000-compound screen of a diverse subset of 1,000,000 compounds to identify cytotoxic small molecules. Cytotoxic compounds were screened for PDI inhibition, and, from the screen, 35G8 emerged as the most cytotoxic inhibitor of PDI...
December 12, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235123/proof-of-principle-of-helium-beam-radiography-using-silicon-pixel-detectors-for-energy-deposition-measurement-identification-and-tracking-of-single-ions
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Tim Gehrke, Raya Gallas, Oliver Jäkel, Maria Martišíková
PURPOSE: Hadron therapy has the capability to provide a high dose conformation to tumor regions. However, it requires an accurate target positioning. Thus, the precise monitoring of the patient's anatomical positioning during treatment is desirable. For this purpose, hadron-beam radiography with protons (pRad) and ions (iRad) could be an attractive tool complementing the conventional imaging technologies. On the pathway to an envisaged clinical application, several challenges have to be addressed...
December 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235034/assessment-of-the-health-status-and-risk-of-genotoxic-and-cytotoxic-damage-in-argentinian-adolescents-living-near-horticultural-crops
#14
Fabián Martínez-Perafán, María Fernanda Santoli, Marcela López-Nigro, Marta Ana Carballo
In some rural areas in Argentina, adolescents may be considered as a group indirectly exposed to agrochemicals because their parents plant small crops near their homes. This could become a health risk to children and adolescents who may be more sensitive to exposure to chemicals than adults. The objective of this study was to evaluate the health status of two different groups of Argentinian adolescents using biochemical parameters, dietary information, and cytogenetic biomarkers of genotoxicity and cytotoxicity...
December 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235014/increased-bile-acid-signals-after-duodenal-jejunal-bypass-improve-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-in-a-rodent-model-of-diet-induced-nash
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Takahiro Tsuchiya, Takeshi Naitoh, Munenori Nagao, Naoki Tanaka, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Hirofumi Imoto, Tomohiro Miyachi, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Michiaki Unno
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has resulted in it becoming a common cause of liver-related mortality; however, no efficient treatment has been established. It has been reported that bariatric surgery improves metabolic comorbidities, such as diabetes mellitus and NASH. Although the mechanism is unclear, it is thought that the changes in bile acid (BA) signaling via its nuclear receptor, farnesoid X receptor (FXR), produce various metabolic effects...
December 12, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234949/curc-mpeg454-a-pegylated-curcumin-derivative-improves-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-activities-a-comparative-study
#16
Fei Cheng, Yuhe Chen, Zhu Zhan, Yu Liu, Peng Hu, Hong Ren, Huadong Tang, Mingli Peng
We previously demonstrated that a PEGylated curcumin (Curc-mPEG454) significantly inhibited cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) expression and improved the progression of liver fibrosis. The current study systematically evaluates its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities in vitro in a comparative study with curcumin, aspirin, NS-398, and vitamin C. RAW264.7 murine macrophages were pretreated with Curc-mPEG454, curcumin, aspirin, NS-398, or vitamin C at the indicated concentration for 2 h; then, the cells were stimulated with 1 μg/mL lipopolysaccharide (LPS) for 24 h...
December 13, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234867/photoconversion-of-dapi-and-hoechst-dyes-to-green-and-red-emitting-forms-after-exposure-to-uv-excitation
#17
Travis J Karg, Kent G Golic
The fluorescent dye 4'-6-Diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) is frequently used in fluorescence microscopy as a chromosome and nuclear stain because of its high specificity for DNA. Normally, DAPI bound to DNA is maximally excited by ultraviolet (UV) light at 358 nm, and emits maximally in the blue range, at 461 nm. Hoechst dyes 33258 and 33342 have similar excitation and emission spectra and are also used to stain nuclei and chromosomes. It has been reported that exposure to UV can convert DAPI and Hoechst dyes to forms that are excited by blue light and emit green fluorescence, potentially confusing the interpretation of experiments that use more than one fluorochrome...
December 12, 2017: Chromosoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234845/eanm-guideline-for-radionuclide-therapy-with-radium-223-of-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Thorsten D Poeppel, Daria Handkiewicz-Junak, Michael Andreeff, Alexander Becherer, Andreas Bockisch, Eva Fricke, Lilli Geworski, Alexander Heinzel, Bernd J Krause, Thomas Krause, Markus Mitterhauser, Wilfried Sonnenschein, Lisa Bodei, Roberto C Delgado-Bolton, Michael Gabriel
Radium Ra-223 dichloride (radium-223, Xofigo®) is a targeted alpha therapy approved for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) with symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease. Radium-223 is the first targeted alpha therapy in this indication providing a new treatment option, with evidence of a significant survival benefit, both in overall survival and in the time to the first symptomatic skeletal-related event. The skeleton is the most common metastatic site in patients with advanced prostate cancer...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234821/-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-abdomen
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REVIEW
M Juchems
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasia (GEP-NEN) are a heterogeneous group of complex tumors, which is often difficult to classify due to heterogeneity and varying locations. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron-emission tomography computed tomography (PET/CT) are available for the localization of NEN as well as for the staging. METHODOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS: In particular, nuclear medical examination methods with somatostatin analogues are of great importance since radioactively labeled receptor ligands make tumors visible with high sensitivity...
December 12, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234770/synthesis-and-structural-investigation-of-a-series-of-mannose-containing-oligosaccharides-using-mass-spectrometry
#20
S Daikoku, R Pendrill, Y Kanie, Y Ito, G Widmalm, O Kanie
A series of compounds associated with naturally occurring and biologically relevant glycans consisting of α-mannosides were prepared and analyzed using collision-induced dissociation (CID), energy-resolved mass spectrometry (ERMS), and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The CID experiments of sodiated species of disaccharides and ERMS experiments revealed that the order of stability of mannosyl linkages was as follows: 6-linked > 4-linked ≧ 2-linked > 3-linked mannosyl residues. Analysis of linear trisaccharides revealed that the order observed in disaccharides could be applied to higher glycans...
December 13, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
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