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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812766/modulatory-effects-of-arginine-glutamine-and-branched-chain-amino-acids-on-heat-shock-proteins-immunity-and-antioxidant-response-in-exercised-rats
#1
Carolina Soares Moura, Pablo Christiano Barboza Lollo, Priscila Neder Morato, Eder Muller Risso, Jaime Amaya-Farfan
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are endogenous proteins whose function is to maintain the cell's tolerance to insult, and glutamine supplementation is known to increase HSP expression during intense exercise. Since few studies have addressed the possibility that supplementation with other amino acids could have similar effects to that of glutamine, our objective was to evaluate the effects of leucine, valine, isoleucine and arginine as potential stimulators of HSPs 25, 60, 70 and 90 in rats subjected to acute exercise as a stressing factor...
August 16, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810752/rupturing-the-hemi-fission-intermediate-in-membrane-fission-under-tension-reaction-coordinates-kinetic-pathways-and-free-energy-barriers
#2
Guojie Zhang, Marcus Müller
Membrane fission is a fundamental process in cells, involved inter alia in endocytosis, intracellular trafficking, and virus infection. Its underlying molecular mechanism, however, is only incompletely understood. Recently, experiments and computer simulation studies have revealed that dynamin-mediated membrane fission is a two-step process that proceeds via a metastable hemi-fission intermediate (or wormlike micelle) formed by dynamin's constriction. Importantly, this hemi-fission intermediate is remarkably metastable, i...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810265/viral-retinopathy-in-experimental-models-of-zika-infection
#3
Zhenyang Zhao, Matthew Yang, Sasha R Azar, Lynn Soong, Scott C Weaver, Jiaren Sun, Yan Chen, Shannan L Rossi, Jiyang Cai
Purpose: Emerging evidence has shown that both congenital and adult Zika virus (ZIKV) infection can cause eye diseases. The goals of the current study were to explore mechanisms and pathophysiology of ZIKV-induced eye defects. Methods: Wild-type or A129 interferon type I receptor-deficient mice were infected by either FSS13025 or Mex1-7 strain of ZIKV. Retinal histopathology was measured at different time points after infection. The presence of viral RNA and protein in the retina was determined by in situ hybridization and immunofluorescence staining, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810146/swarm-intelligence-enhanced-detection-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-tumor-educated-platelets
#4
Myron G Best, Nik Sol, Sjors G J G In 't Veld, Adrienne Vancura, Mirte Muller, Anna-Larissa N Niemeijer, Aniko V Fejes, Lee-Ann Tjon Kon Fat, Anna E Huis In 't Veld, Cyra Leurs, Tessa Y Le Large, Laura L Meijer, Irsan E Kooi, François Rustenburg, Pepijn Schellen, Heleen Verschueren, Edward Post, Laurine E Wedekind, Jillian Bracht, Michelle Esenkbrink, Leon Wils, Francesca Favaro, Jilian D Schoonhoven, Jihane Tannous, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer, Geert Kazemier, Elisa Giovannetti, Jaap C Reijneveld, Sander Idema, Joep Killestein, Michal Heger, Saskia C de Jager, Rolf T Urbanus, Imo E Hoefer, Gerard Pasterkamp, Christine Mannhalter, Jose Gomez-Arroyo, Harm-Jan Bogaard, David P Noske, W Peter Vandertop, Daan van den Broek, Bauke Ylstra, R Jonas A Nilsson, Pieter Wesseling, Niki Karachaliou, Rafael Rosell, Elizabeth Lee-Lewandrowski, Kent B Lewandrowski, Bakhos A Tannous, Adrianus J de Langen, Egbert F Smit, Michel M van den Heuvel, Thomas Wurdinger
Blood-based liquid biopsies, including tumor-educated blood platelets (TEPs), have emerged as promising biomarker sources for non-invasive detection of cancer. Here we demonstrate that particle-swarm optimization (PSO)-enhanced algorithms enable efficient selection of RNA biomarker panels from platelet RNA-sequencing libraries (n = 779). This resulted in accurate TEP-based detection of early- and late-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (n = 518 late-stage validation cohort, accuracy, 88%; AUC, 0.94; 95% CI, 0...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809784/folate-receptor-positive-gynecological-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-characterization
#5
Klaudia Siwowska, Raffaella M Schmid, Susan Cohrs, Roger Schibli, Cristina Müller
The folate receptor (FR) is expressed in a variety of gynecological cancer types. It has been widely used for tumor targeting with folic acid conjugates of diagnostic and therapeutic probes. The cervical KB tumor cells have evolved as the standard model for preclinical investigations of folate-based (radio) conjugates. In this study, a panel of FR-expressing human cancer cell lines-including cervical (HeLa, KB, KB-V1), ovarian (IGROV-1, SKOV-3, SKOV-3.ip), choriocarcinoma (JAR, BeWo) and endometrial (EFE-184) tumor cells-was investigated in vitro and for their ability to grow as xenografts in mice...
August 15, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807673/gpr55-a-therapeutic-target-for-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Marta Celorrio, Estefanía Rojo-Bustamante, Diana Fernández-Suárez, Elena Sáez, Ander Estella-Hermoso de Mendoza, Christa E Müller, María J Ramírez, Julen Oyarzábal, Rafael Franco, María S Aymerich
The GPR55 receptor is expressed abundantly in the brain, especially in the striatum, suggesting it might fulfill a role in motor function. Indeed, motor behavior is impaired in mice lacking GPR55, which also display dampened inflammatory responses. Abnormal-cannabidiol (Abn-CBD), a synthetic cannabidiol (CBD) isomer, is a GPR55 agonist that may serve as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. In this study, we explored whether modulating GPR55 could also represent a therapeutic approach for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD)...
August 11, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807293/sarcocystis-neurona-and-neospora-caninum-in-brazilian-opossums-didelphis-spp-molecular-investigation-and-in-vitro-isolation-of-sarcocystis-spp
#7
Leane S Q Gondim, Rogério F Jesus, Müller Ribeiro-Andrade, Jean C R Silva, Daniel B Siqueira, Maria F V Marvulo, Felipe M Aléssio, Jean-François Mauffrey, Fred S Julião, Elisa San Martin Mouriz Savani, Rodrigo M Soares, Luís F P Gondim
Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora spp. are protozoan parasites that induce neurological diseases in horses and other animal species. Opossums (Didelphis albiventris and Didelphis virginiana) are definitive hosts of S. neurona, which is the major cause of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Neospora caninum causes abortion in cattle and infects a wide range of animal species, while N. hughesi is known to induce neurologic disease in equids. The aims of this study were to investigate S. neurona and N. caninum in tissues from opossums in the northeastern Brazil, and to isolate Brazilian strains of Sarcocystis spp...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803964/tgf%C3%AE-smad-signalling-modulates-mll-and-mll-af4-mediated-5-lipoxygenase-promoter-activation
#8
Meike J Saul, Florian Groher, Anett B Hegewald, Michaela Müller-McNicoll, Rolf Marschalek, Beatrix Suess, Dieter Steinhilber
5-Lipoxygenase (5-LO) catalyzes the initial two steps of the conversion of arachidonic acid to leukotrienes which represent a group of pro-inflammatory lipid mediators involved in immune defense reactions as well as inflammation, allergy and cancer. Transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) and calcitriol strongly upregulate 5-LO expression during myeloid cell differentiation and MLL-AF4 has been shown to strongly activate the 5-LO promoter. Here, we investigated the role of TGFβ/SMAD signalling in 5-LO promoter activation...
August 10, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802848/structure-and-intracellular-antioxidant-activity-of-pectic-polysaccharide-from-acerola-malpighia-emarginata
#9
Rafael Roberto Klosterhoff, Juliana Müller Bark, Nícolas Manzke Glänzel, Marcello Iacomini, Gláucia Regina Martinez, Sheila M B Winnischofer, Lucimara M C Cordeiro
Malpighia emarginata is a tropical fruit plant, found naturally in the Caribbean islands and South America that produces an edible fruit known as acerola or Barbados Cherry. Its polysaccharides were obtained by aqueous extraction, subjected to a freezing and thawing process and ultrafiltration. A homogeneous fraction (ACWS-01E) was analyzed by sugar composition, HPSEC, methylation and NMR spectroscopy analyses. The results showed an arabinan-rich pectic polysaccharide, with 6.1×10(4)g/mol and formed mainly by a high methyl esterified (DM=86%) homogalacturonan and branched arabinan...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802077/helicobacter-pylori-and-its-secreted-immunomodulator-vaca-protect-against-anaphylaxis-in-experimental-models-of-food-allergy
#10
Andreas Kyburz, Sabine Urban, Aleksandra Altobelli, Stefan Floess, Jochen Huehn, Timothy L Cover, Anne Müller
BACKGROUND: Food allergy is an increasingly common health problem in Western populations. Epidemiological studies have suggested both positive and negative associations between food allergy and infection with the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was to investigate whether experimental infection with H. pylori, or prophylactic treatment with H. pylori-derived immunomodulatory molecules, affects the onset and severity of food allergy, either positively or negatively...
August 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802050/distinct-dc-subsets-regulate-adaptive-th1-and-2-responses-during-trichuris-muris-infection
#11
Mimoza Demiri, Katarzyna Müller-Luda, William W Agace, Marcus Svensson-Frej
Low and high-dose infections with the murine large-intestinal nematode Trichuris muris are associated with induction of adaptive Th1 and Th2 responses, respectively, in mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN). Classical dendritic cells (cDC) accumulate in the large-intestinal mucosa and MLN upon T. muris infection, yet their role in driving adaptive responses to infection remains largely unknown. We performed low and high-dose T. muris infections of mice deficient in defined cDC subsets to investigate their role in induction of adaptive immune responses...
August 12, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801907/light-responsive-promoters
#12
Maximilian Hörner, Konrad Müller, Wilfried Weber
Recent advances in the development of light-inducible transgene expression systems have overcome many inherent drawbacks of conventional chemically regulated systems. The latest generation of those light-regulated systems that are specifically responsive to different wavelengths allows spatiotemporal control of gene expression in a so far unprecedented manner.In this chapter, we first describe the available light-inducible gene expression systems compatible with mammalian cells and explain their underlying mechanisms...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801721/surgery-is-essential-in-squamous-cell-cancer-of-the-rectum
#13
D C Steinemann, P C Müller, A T Billeter, T Bruckner, A Ulrich, B P Müller-Stich
PURPOSE: Squamous cell cancer (SCC) is a rare histological subtype of rectal cancer. It is unclear whether SCC should be treated by multimodal therapy, including surgery, or by chemoradiation alone. The objective of the study was to define an optimal treatment strategy. METHODS: Patients with rectal cancer and SCC histology were identified in the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Database between 1990 and 2013. According to treatment, three groups were defined: radiotherapy and surgery (RT/SX), radiotherapy (RT), and surgery (SX)...
August 11, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801719/the-phospholipid-composition-of-kangaroo-spermatozoa-verified-by-mass-spectrometric-lipid-analysis
#14
Kathrin M Engel, Jürgen Schiller, Karin Müller, Dirk Dannenberger, Ulrike Jakop
Cryopreservation of kangaroo sperm has not been successful so far, and yet there is no promising cryopreservation protocol for these cells available. However, conservation of gametes is extremely important, particularly in the context of preserving endangered species. As spermatozoa are comprised of different membrane systems, the composition of these membranes might account for difficulties in cryopreservation. Lipids, as the main components, affect the physical properties of biological membranes and play a major role in sperm maturation...
August 11, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800592/cx3cr1-knockout-aggravates-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-myocarditis
#15
Irene Müller, Kathleen Pappritz, Konstantinos Savvatis, Kerstin Puhl, Fengquan Dong, Muhammad El-Shafeey, Nazha Hamdani, Isabell Hamann, Michel Noutsias, Carmen Infante-Duarte, Wolfgang A Linke, Sophie Van Linthout, Carsten Tschöpe
Studies on inflammatory disorders elucidated the pivotal role of the CX3CL1/CX3CR1 axis with respect to the pathophysiology and diseases progression. Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3)-induced myocarditis is associated with severe cardiac inflammation, which may progress to heart failure. We therefore investigated the influence of CX3CR1 ablation in the model of acute myocarditis, which was induced by inoculation with 5x105 plaque forming units of CVB3 (Nancy strain) in either CX3CR1-/- or C57BL6/j (WT) mice. Seven days after infection, myocardial inflammation, remodeling, and titin expression and phosphorylation were examined by immunohistochemistry, real-time PCR and Pro-Q diamond stain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800386/3d-correlative-single-cell-imaging-utilizing-fluorescence-and-refractive-index-tomography
#16
Mirjam Schürmann, Gheorghe Cojoc, Salvatore Girardo, Elke Ulbricht, Jochen Guck, Paul Müller
Cells alter the path of light, a fact that leads to well-known aberrations in single cell or tissue imaging. Optical diffraction tomography (ODT) measures the biophysical property that causes these aberrations, the refractive index (RI). ODT is complementary to fluorescence imaging and does not require any markers. The present study introduces RI and fluorescence tomography with optofluidic rotation (RAFTOR) of suspended cells, facilitating the segmentation of the 3D-correlated RI and fluorescence data for a quantitative interpretation of the nuclear RI...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799433/cell-cycle-transcription-control-dream-muvb-and-rb-e2f-complexes
#17
Martin Fischer, Gerd A Müller
The precise timing of cell cycle gene expression is critical for the control of cell proliferation; de-regulation of this timing promotes the formation of cancer and leads to defects during differentiation and development. Entry into and progression through S phase requires expression of genes coding for proteins that function in DNA replication. Expression of a distinct set of genes is essential to pass through mitosis and cytokinesis. Expression of these groups of cell cycle-dependent genes is regulated by the RB pocket protein family, the E2F transcription factor family, and MuvB complexes together with B-MYB and FOXM1...
August 11, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798144/frontline-science-leishmania-mexicana-amastigotes-can-replicate-within-neutrophils
#18
Benjamin P Hurrell, Manon Beaumann, Sandrina Heyde, Ivo B Regli, Andreas J Müller, Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier
Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease, causing a spectrum of clinical manifestations varying from self-healing to unhealing lesions that may be very difficult to treat. Emerging evidence points to a detrimental role for neutrophils during the first hours following infection with many distinct Leishmania species (spp.) at a time when the parasite is in its nonreplicative promastigote form. Neutrophils have also been detected at later stages of infection in unhealing chronic cutaneous lesions...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797807/impact-of-oral-gut-decontamination-on-staphylococcus-aureus-colonization-in-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#19
C Matthias Wilk, Isabel Weber, Kati Seidl, Carole Rachmühl, Anne Holzmann-Bürgel, Antonia M S Müller, Stefan P Kuster, Urs Schanz, Annelies S Zinkernagel
Recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) are severely immunocompromised and at increased risk for infections. In this prospective, observational, single-center study including 110 HSCT-recipients, the S. aureus colonization rate was reduced from 12% to 0% (p<0.001) following peri-transplant oral gut decontamination. No invasive S. aureus infections were observed.
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797031/regulation-of-hypoxia-induced-autophagy-in-glioblastoma-involves-atg9a
#20
Siti Aminah Abdul Rahim, Anne Dirkse, Anais Oudin, Anne Schuster, Jill Bohler, Vanessa Barthelemy, Arnaud Muller, Laurent Vallar, Bassam Janji, Anna Golebiewska, Simone P Niclou
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia is negatively associated with glioblastoma (GBM) patient survival and contributes to tumour resistance. Anti-angiogenic therapy in GBM further increases hypoxia and activates survival pathways. The aim of this study was to determine the role of hypoxia-induced autophagy in GBM. METHODS: Pharmacological inhibition of autophagy was applied in combination with bevacizumab in GBM patient-derived xenografts (PDXs). Sensitivity towards inhibitors was further tested in vitro under normoxia and hypoxia, followed by transcriptomic analysis...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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