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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077876/microenvironmental-autophagy-promotes-tumour-growth
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Nadja S Katheder, Rojyar Khezri, Fergal O'Farrell, Sebastian W Schultz, Ashish Jain, Mohammed M Rahman, Kay O Schink, Theodossis A Theodossiou, Terje Johansen, Gábor Juhász, David Bilder, Andreas Brech, Harald Stenmark, Tor Erik Rusten
As malignant tumours develop, they interact intimately with their microenvironment and can activate autophagy, a catabolic process which provides nutrients during starvation. How tumours regulate autophagy in vivo and whether autophagy affects tumour growth is controversial. Here we demonstrate, using a well characterized Drosophila melanogaster malignant tumour model, that non-cell-autonomous autophagy is induced both in the tumour microenvironment and systemically in distant tissues. Tumour growth can be pharmacologically restrained using autophagy inhibitors, and early-stage tumour growth and invasion are genetically dependent on autophagy within the local tumour microenvironment...
January 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077389/enhanced-oxidative-capacity-of-ground-squirrel-brain-mitochondria-during-hibernation
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Mallory A Ballinger, Christine Schwartz, Matthew T Andrews
During hibernation, thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus) regularly cycle between bouts of torpor and interbout arousal (IBA).  Most of the brain is electrically quiescent during torpor, but regains activity quickly upon arousal to IBA resulting in extreme oscillations in energy demand during hibernation.  We predicted increased functional capacity of brain mitochondria during hibernation compared to spring to accommodate the variable energy demands of hibernation.  To address this hypothesis, we examined mitochondrial bioenergetics in the ground squirrel brain across three time points: spring (SP), torpor (TOR), and IBA...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072818/glucose-abl1-tor-signaling-modulates-cell-cycle-tuning-to-control-terminal-appressorial-cell-differentiation
#3
Margarita Marroquin-Guzman, Guangchao Sun, Richard A Wilson
The conserved target of rapamycin (TOR) pathway integrates growth and development with available nutrients, but how cellular glucose controls TOR function and signaling is poorly understood. Here, we provide functional evidence from the devastating rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae that glucose can mediate TOR activity via the product of a novel carbon-responsive gene, ABL1, in order to tune cell cycle progression during infection-related development. Under nutrient-free conditions, wild type (WT) M. oryzae strains form terminal plant-infecting cells (appressoria) at the tips of germ tubes emerging from three-celled spores (conidia)...
January 10, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069741/tor-complex-2-regulated-protein-kinase-fpk1-stimulates-endocytosis-via-inhibition-of-ark1-prk1-related-protein-kinase-akl1-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#4
Françoise M Roelants, Kristin L Leskoske, Ross T A Pedersen, Alexander Muir, Jeffrey M-H Liu, Gregory C Finnigan, Jeremy Thorner
Depending on the stress, plasma membrane alterations activate or inhibit yeast Target of Rapamycin (TOR) Complex 2, which, in turn, upregulates or downregulates the activity of its essential downstream effector, protein kinase Ypk1. Through phosphorylation of multiple substrates, Ypk1 controls many processes that restore homeostasis. One such substrate is protein kinase Fpk1, which is negatively regulated by Ypk1. Fpk1 phosphorylates and stimulates flippases that translocate aminoglycerophospholipids from the outer to the inner leaflet of the plasma membrane...
January 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069607/lysophosphatidic-acid-converts-monocytes-into-macrophages-in-both-mice-and-humans
#5
Rashmi Ray, Vivek Rai
Monocytes and macrophages represent critical arms of the innate immune system and are considered regulators and effectors of inflammation and innate immune response. Monocytes can mobilize from bone marrow, traffic to their required destination and differentiate into effector cells depending on the local tissue environment to perform multiple roles during infection or inflammation, making them an important component of body's immune defense. Macrophages have diverse roles in tissue homeostasis, development as well as tissue repair following injury...
January 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069465/effect-of-rnai-mediated-knockdown-of-nltor-gene-on-fertility-of-male-nilaparvata-lugens
#6
Ji-Chong Zhuo, Jian Xue, Jia-Bao Lu, Hai-Jian Huang, Hai-Jun Xu, Chuan-Xi Zhang
The target gene of rapamycin (TOR) is conserved from invertebrates to vertebrates, and plays critical roles in cell growth, nutrient sensing, lifespan and reproduction. In this paper, we employed RNA interference (RNAi) to study the function of TOR in male brown planthoppers (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens. Here we discovered that no offspring was produced when wildtype females BPH mated with NlTOR RNAi males. To understand the influence of NlTOR on male BPH infertility, we dissected the reproductive system of a NlTOR RNAi male, and found that the testes were normal and the seminal vesicles were full of sperm, while the accessory gland was poorly developed after knocking down NlTOR expression...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066866/left-ventricular-filling-pressure-by-septal-and-lateral-e-e-equally-predict-cardiovascular-events-in-the-general-population
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Joanna Nan Wang, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Peter Godsk Jørgensen, Jan Skov Jensen, Rasmus Mogelvang
PURPOSE: There exists no consensus on the site of E/e' measurement. This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of septal and lateral E/e' along with the importance of their intra-individual difference. METHODS: In 1775 persons from the general population, peak early diastolic velocity (e') was obtained by color tissue Doppler at the septal and lateral mitral annular sites. The endpoint was combined of cardiovascular death or admission due to heart failure or acute myocardial infarction...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064208/work-disability-in-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-patients-before-and-after-start-of-anti-tnf-therapy-a-population-based-regional-cohort-study-from-southern-sweden
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Johan K Wallman, Anna Jöud, Tor Olofsson, Lennart T H Jacobsson, Henning Bliddal, Lars E Kristensen
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess work-loss days before and after commencement of anti-TNF treatment in patients with non-radiographic axial spondylarthritis (nr-axSpA). METHODS: Bionaïve nr-axSpA patients (n = 75), aged 17-62 years, fulfilling the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society criteria for axial spondyloarthritis and starting anti-TNF treatment during 2004-11, were retrieved from the observational South Swedish Arthritis Treatment Group study...
January 7, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060888/the-association-between-gaba-modulators-and-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-matched-retrospective-case-control-study
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Jonathan Ström, Johan Tham, Fredrik Månsson, Jonas Ahl, Tor C Savidge, Sara M Dann, Fredrik Resman
OBJECTIVE: Recently, metabolomics studies have suggested that the neurotransmitter γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) may modulate C. difficile infection (CDI) pathogenesis. In the present study, we investigated the association between GABA-modulating pharmaceuticals and CDI development. METHODS: In July-December 2013, we performed a matched, retrospective case-control study in Skåne county, Sweden, to assess the association between the use of GABA-modulators (defined as regular use of at least one of the following: zolpidem, zopiclone, benzodiazepines, gabapentin, pregabalin or baclofen) and CDI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060802/imaging-biomarkers-and-biotypes-for-depression
#10
Tor D Wager, Choong-Wan Woo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057891/prostate-cancer-pi3k-pten-and-prognosis
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REVIEW
Helen M Wise, Miguel A Hermida, Nicholas R Leslie
Loss of function of the PTEN tumour suppressor, resulting in dysregulated activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signalling network, is recognized as one of the most common driving events in prostate cancer development. The observed mechanisms of PTEN loss are diverse, but both homozygous and heterozygous genomic deletions including PTEN are frequent, and often accompanied by loss of detectable protein as assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC). The occurrence of PTEN loss is highest in aggressive metastatic disease and this has driven the development of PTEN as a prognostic biomarker, either alone or in combination with other factors, to distinguish indolent tumours from those likely to progress...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057755/general-control-nonderepressible-2-gcn2-kinase-inhibits-target-of-rapamycin-complex-1-in-response-to-amino-acid-starvation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Wenjie Yuan, Shuguang Guo, Jiaoqi Gao, Mingming Zhong, Gonghong Yan, Wangmeng Wu, Yapeng Chao, Yu Jiang
In eukaryotic cells two conserved protein kinases Gcn2 and TOR complex 1 (TORC1) couple amino acid conditions to protein translation. Gcn2 functions as an amino acid sensor and is activated by uncharged tRNAs which accumulate when intracellular amino acids are limited. Activated Gcn2 phosphorylates and inhibits eukaryotic initiation factor-2α (eIF2α), resulting in repression of general protein synthesis. Like Gcn2, TORC1 is also involved in sensing amino acid conditions. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057597/depletion-of-juvenile-hormone-esterase-extends-larval-growth-in-bombyx-mori
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Zhongjie Zhang, Xiaojing Liu, Takahiro Shiotsuki, Zhisheng Wang, Xia Xu, Yongping Huang, Muwang Li, Kai Li, Anjiang Tan
Two major hormones, juvenile hormone (JH) and 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E), regulate insect growth and development according to their precisely coordinated titres, which are controlled by both biosynthesis and degradation pathways. Juvenile hormone esterase (JHE) is the primary JH-specific degradation enzyme that plays a key role in regulating JH titers, along with JH epoxide hydrolase (JHEH) and JH diol kinase (JHDK). In the current study, a loss-of-function analysis of JHE in the silkworm, Bombyx mori, was performed by targeted gene disruption using the transgenic CRISPR/Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/RNA-guided Cas9 nucleases) system...
January 3, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057029/the-norwegian-guidelines-for-the-prehospital-management-of-adult-trauma-patients-with-potential-spinal-injury
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REVIEW
Daniel K Kornhall, Jørgen Joakim Jørgensen, Tor Brommeland, Per Kristian Hyldmo, Helge Asbjørnsen, Thomas Dolven, Thomas Hansen, Elisabeth Jeppesen
The traditional prehospital management of trauma victims with potential spinal injury has become increasingly questioned as authors and clinicians have raised concerns about over-triage and harm. In order to address these concerns, the Norwegian National Competence Service for Traumatology commissioned a faculty to provide a national guideline for pre-hospital spinal stabilisation. This work is based on a systematic review of available literature and a standardised consensus process. The faculty recommends a selective approach to spinal stabilisation as well as the implementation of triaging tools based on clinical findings...
January 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054596/swimming-and-feeding-of-mixotrophic-biflagellates
#15
Julia Dölger, Lasse Tor Nielsen, Thomas Kiørboe, Anders Andersen
Many unicellular flagellates are mixotrophic and access resources through both photosynthesis and prey capture. Their fitness depends on those processes as well as on swimming and predator avoidance. How does the flagellar arrangement and beat pattern of the flagellate affect swimming speed, predation risk due to flow-sensing predators, and prey capture? Here, we describe measured flows around two species of mixotrophic, biflagellated haptophytes with qualitatively different flagellar arrangements and beat patterns...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052775/does-the-new-cooperative-medical-scheme-reduce-inequality-in-catastrophic-health-expenditure-in-rural-china
#16
Na Guo, Tor Iversen, Mingshan Lu, Jian Wang, Luwen Shi
BACKGROUND: In 2003, the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) was introduced in China to re-establish health insurance for the country's vast rural population. In addition, the coverage of NCMS has been expanding after the new health care reform launched in 2009. This study aims to examine whether the NCMS and its recent expansion have reached the goal of reducing the risk and inequality of catastrophic health spending for rural residents in China. METHODS: We conducted a face-to-face household survey in three counties of the Shandong province in 2009 and 2012...
November 14, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052502/ecophysiological-variation-of-transpiration-of-pine-forests-synthesis-of-new-and-published-results
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Pantana Tor-Ngern, Ram Oren, Andrew C Oishi, Joshua M Uebelherr, Sari Palmroth, Lasse Tarvainen, Mikaell Ottosson-Löfvenius, Sune Linder, Jean-Christophe Domec, Torgny Näsholm
Canopy transpiration (EC ) is a large fraction of evapotranspiration, integrating physical and biological processes within the energy, water, and carbon cycles of forests. Quantifying EC is of both scientific and practical importance, providing information relevant to questions ranging from energy partitioning to ecosystem services, such as primary productivity and water yield. We estimated EC of four pine stands differing in age and growing on sandy soils. The stands consisted of two wide-ranging conifer species: Pinus taeda and Pinus sylvestris, in temperate and boreal zones, respectively...
January 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050651/primary-transoral-robotic-surgery-with-concurrent-neck-dissection-for-early-stage-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-implemented-at-a-danish-head-and-neck-cancer-center-a-phase-ii-trial-on-feasibility-and-tumour-margin-status
#18
Niclas Rubek, Hani Ibrahim Channir, Birgitte Wittenborg Charabi, Christel Bræmer Lajer, Katalin Kiss, Hans Ulrik Nielsen, Jens Bentzen, Jeppe Friborg, Christian von Buchwald
There is an increasing incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) in the western world due to human papillomavirus (HPV). According to the Danish Head and Neck Cancer Group guidelines, the current recommended treatment of patients with OPSCC in Denmark is primary radiation therapy (RT) with or without concomitant chemotherapy. This is the first study in Scandinavia from a head and neck cancer centre that aims to demonstrate the feasibility of performing primary transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and concurrent neck dissection for patients with early stage OPSCC...
January 3, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049830/characterization-of-cytopathic-factors-through-genome-wide-analysis-of-the-zika-viral-proteins-in-fission-yeast
#19
Ge Li, Melissa Poulsen, Csaba Fenyvuesvolgyi, Yoko Yashiroda, Minoru Yoshida, J Marc Simard, Robert C Gallo, Richard Y Zhao
The Zika virus (ZIKV) causes microcephaly and the Guillain-Barré syndrome. Little is known about how ZIKV causes these conditions or which ZIKV viral protein(s) is responsible for the associated ZIKV-induced cytopathic effects, including cell hypertrophy, growth restriction, cell-cycle dysregulation, and cell death. We used fission yeast for the rapid, global functional analysis of the ZIKV genome. All 14 proteins or small peptides were produced under an inducible promoter, and we measured the intracellular localization and the specific effects on ZIKV-associated cytopathic activities of each protein...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045981/hpv-genotyping-of-modified-general-primer-amplicons-is-more-analytically-sensitive-and-specific-by-sequencing-than-by-hybridization
#20
Roger Meisal, Trine Ballestad Rounge, Irene Kraus Christiansen, Alexander Kirkeby Eieland, Merete Molton Worren, Tor Faksvaag Molden, Øyvind Kommedal, Eivind Hovig, Truls Michael Leegaard, Ole Herman Ambur
Sensitive and specific genotyping of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) is important for population-based surveillance of carcinogenic HPV types and for monitoring vaccine effectiveness. Here we compare HPV genotyping by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to an established DNA hybridization method. In DNA isolated from urine, the overall analytical sensitivity of NGS was found to be 22% higher than that of hybridization. NGS was also found to be the most specific method and expanded the detection repertoire beyond the 37 types of the DNA hybridization assay...
2017: PloS One
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