keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

MIMIC II

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087486/enhanced-articular-cartilage-by-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-enzymatically-mediated-transiently-rgds-functionalized-collagen-mimetic-hydrogels
#1
Paresh A Parmar, Jean-Philippe St-Pierre, Lesley W Chow, Christopher D Spicer, Violet Stoichevska, Yong Y Peng, Jerome A Werkmeister, John A M Ramshaw, Molly M Stevens
: Recapitulation of the articular cartilage microenvironment for regenerative medicine applications faces significant challenges due to the complex and dynamic biochemical and biomechanical nature of native tissue. Towards the goal of biomaterial designs that enable the temporal presentation of bioactive sequences, recombinant bacterial collagens such as Streptococcal collagen-like 2 (Scl2) proteins can be employed to incorporate multiple specific bioactive and biodegradable peptide motifs into a single construct...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074044/diabetic-myonecrosis-a-rare-complication-of-diabetes-mellitus-mimicking-deep-vein-thrombosis
#2
Himanshu K Khanna, Andrew C Stevens
BACKGROUND Diabetic myonecrosis is an uncommon complication of long-standing poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. It presents as acute non-traumatic swelling and pain of the lower extremity, which can mimic deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The clinical course is usually self-limiting and patients respond well to supportive medical therapy. CASE REPORT A 54-year-old male with past medical history of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus type II, hyperlipidemia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and remote history of DVT presented to our emergency department with 2-week history of progressively worsening left calf pain and swelling...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073349/the-mir-34a-5p-promotes-the-multi-chemoresistance-of-osteosarcoma-via-repression-of-the-agtr1-gene
#3
Youguang Pu, Fangfang Zhao, Yinpeng Li, Mingda Cui, Haiyan Wang, Xianghui Meng, Shanbao Cai
BACKGROUND: Chemoresistance hinders the curative cancer chemotherapy. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are key players in diverse biological processes including the chemoresistance of cancers. METHODS: A RNA-seq-based miR-omic analysis of osteosarcoma (OS) cells was performed to detect the levels of miR-34a-5p. Bioinformatics analysis revealed that AGTR1 is one of the target genes of miR-34a-5p. The mRNA and protein levels of AGTR1 were detected in both the miR-34a-5p-mimic transfected G-292 and miR-34a-5p-antagomiR transfected SJSA-1 cells...
January 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065796/ischaemia-and-excitotoxicity-induced-camkii-mediated-neuronal-cell-death-the-relative-roles-of-camkii-autophosphorylation-at-t286-and-t253
#4
John A P Rostas, Alexander Hoffman, Lucy A Murtha, Debbie Pepperall, Damian D McLeod, Phillip W Dickson, Neil J Spratt, Kathryn A Skelding
Ischaemia/excitotoxicity produces persistent activation of CaMKII (Ca(2+)-calmodulin stimulated protein kinase II) that initiates cell death. This study investigated the involvement of CaMKII phosphorylation at T286 and T253 in producing this persistent activation. In T286A-αCaMKII transgenic mice that lack the ability to phosphorylate αCaMKII at T286, transient occlusion of the middle cerebral artery for 90 min resulted in no significant difference in infarct size compared to normal littermate controls...
January 5, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060719/temporal-quantitative-phosphoproteomics-of-adp-stimulation-reveals-novel-central-nodes-in-platelet-activation-and-inhibition
#5
Florian Beck, Jörg Geiger, Stepan Gambaryan, Fiorella A Solari, Margherita Dell'Aica, Stefan Loroch, Nadine Mattheij, Igor Mindukshev, Oliver Pötz, Kerstin Jurk, Julia M Burkhart, Christian Fufezan, Johan W M Heemskerk, Ulrich Walter, René P Zahedi, Albert Sickmann
ADP enhances platelet activation by virtually any other stimulant to complete aggregation. It binds specifically to the G-protein coupled membrane receptors P2Y1 and P2Y12, stimulating intracellular signaling cascades leading to integrin αIIbβ3 activation, a process that is antagonized by endothelial prostacyclin. P2Y12 inhibitors are among the most successful anti-platelet drugs, however, show remarkable variability in efficacy. We reasoned whether a more detailed molecular understanding of ADP-induced protein phosphorylation could identify (i) critical hubs in platelet signaling towards aggregation, and (ii) novel molecular targets for anti-platelet treatment strategies...
November 9, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058767/do-group-dynamics-affect-colour-morph-clines-during-a-range-shift
#6
Lesley T Lancaster, Rachael Y Dudaniec, Bengt Hansson, Erik I Svensson
Species exhibiting colour-polymorphism are thought to have an ecological advantage at the landscape scale, because spatial segregation of alternatively-adapted ecotypes into diverse habitats can increase the total species' niche breadth and thus confer greater geographic range size. However, morph frequencies are also influenced by intra-populational processes such as frequency- or density-dependent social interactions. To identify how social feedback may affect clinal variation in morph frequencies, we investigated reciprocal interactions between morph-specific thermal tolerance, local climatic conditions, and social environments, in the context of a colour-morph frequency cline associated with a recent range expansion in blue-tailed damselflies (Ischnura elegans) in Sweden...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057484/type-ii-cgmp-dependent-protein-kinase-negatively-regulates-fibroblast-growth-factor-signaling-by-phosphorylating-raf-1-at-serine-43-in-rat-chondrosarcoma-cells
#7
Norio Kamemura, Sara Murakami, Hiroaki Komatsu, Masahiro Sawanoi, Kenji Miyamoto, Kazumi Ishidoh, Koji Kishimoto, Akihiko Tsuji, Keizo Yuasa
Although type II cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKGII) is a major downstream effector of cGMP in chondrocytes and attenuates the FGF receptor 3/ERK signaling pathway, its direct target proteins have not been fully explored. In the present study, we attempted to identify PKGII-targeted proteins, which are associated with the inhibition of FGF-induced MAPK activation. Although FGF2 stimulation induced the phosphorylation of ERK1/2, MEK1/2, and Raf-1 at Ser-338 in rat chondrosarcoma cells, pretreatment with a cell-permeable cGMP analog strongly inhibited their phosphorylation...
January 3, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046960/su-d-brb-06-toward-big-data-driven-treatment-planning-vmat-imrt-inverse-planning-autopiloted-by-population-based-prior-data
#8
H Wang, L Xing
PURPOSE: Current treatment planning remains a costly and labor intensive procedure and requires multiple trial-and-error adjustments of system parameters such as weighting factors and prescriptions. The purpose of this work is to develop an autonomous treatment planning technique with effective use of population-based prior knowledge. METHODS: Our autopiloted planning tool consists of three major components: (i) a commercial treatment planning system (TPS) (EclipseTM, Varian Medical Systems, CA); (ii) a statistical formulation of prior knowledge, which takes an assemble of prior treatment plans similar to the patient under planning and provides a priori variation range of final solution with an assigned preference level; and (iii) a decision-making or outer-loop optimization that assesses plan generated by Eclipse and drives the search toward a solution consistent with population-based prior knowledge...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045959/the-impact-of-detoxification-costs-and-predation-risk-on-foraging-implications-for-mimicry-dynamics
#9
Christina G Halpin, John Skelhorn, Candy Rowe, Graeme D Ruxton, Andrew D Higginson
Prey often evolve defences to deter predators, such as noxious chemicals including toxins. Toxic species often advertise their defence to potential predators by distinctive sensory signals. Predators learn to associate toxicity with the signals of these so-called aposematic prey, and may avoid them in future. In turn, this selects for mildly toxic prey to mimic the appearance of more toxic prey. Empirical evidence shows that mimicry could be either beneficial ('Mullerian') or detrimental ('quasi-Batesian') to the highly toxic prey, but the factors determining which are unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039847/environment-sensitive-fluorescent-analogue-of-biologically-active-oxazoles-differentially-recognizes-human-serum-albumin-and-bovine-serum-albumin-photophysical-and-molecular-modeling-studies
#10
Jyotirmay Maiti, Suman Biswas, Ankur Chaudhuri, Sandipan Chakraborty, Sibani Chakraborty, Ranjan Das
An environment sensitive fluorophore, 4-(5-(4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)oxazol-2-yl)benzoic acid (DMOBA), that closely mimics biologically active 2,5-disubstituited oxazoles has been designed to probe two homologous serum proteins, human serum albumin (HSA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) by means of photophysical and molecular modeling studies. This fluorescent analogue exhibits solvent polarity sensitive fluorescence due to an intramolecular charge transfer in the excited state. In comparison to water, the steady state emission spectra of DMOBA in BSA is characterized by a greater blue shift (~10nm) and smaller Stokes' shift (~5980cm(-1)) in BSA than HSA (Stokes'shift~6600cm(-1)), indicating less polar and more hydrophobic environment of the dye in the former than the latter...
December 21, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038917/a-positive-feedback-loop-between-grp78-and-vps34-is-critical-for-grp78-mediated-autophagy-in-cancer-cells
#11
Yingying Wang, Haili Wu, Zongwei Li, Peng Yang, Zhuoyu Li
Autophagy and GRP78 overexpression are two important means by which tumor cells resist microenvironmental stress and chemotherapeutic drugs; however, the relationship between autophagy and GRP78 remains unclear. Here, we found that forced expression of GRP78 in tumor cells promoted autophagy, which was indicated by alterations in the levels of autophagy related proteins, such as increased VPS34 and LC3-II, and decreased p62 and LC3-I. Consistently, GRP78 knockdown suppressed tumor cell autophagy. Our results further demonstrated that GRP78-induced autophagy was mediated by VPS34, and that UPR-associated autophagy was also involved...
December 27, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035903/drosophila-non-muscle-myosin-ii-motor-activity-determines-the-rate-of-tissue-folding
#12
Claudia G Vasquez, Sarah M Heissler, Neil Billington, James R Sellers, Adam C Martin
Non-muscle cell contractility is critical for tissues to adopt shape changes. Although, the non-muscle myosin II holoenzyme (myosin) is a molecular motor that powers contraction of actin cytoskeleton networks, recent studies have questioned the importance of myosin motor activity cell and tissue shape changes. Here, combining the biochemical analysis of enzymatic and motile properties for purified myosin mutants with in vivo measurements of apical constriction for the same mutants, we show that in vivo constriction rate scales with myosin motor activity...
December 30, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033574/evaluation-of-a-hollow-fiber-supported-liquid-membrane-device-as-a-chemical-surrogate-for-the-measurements-of-zinc-ii-bioavailability-using-two-microalgae-strains-as-biological-references
#13
Erik A Rodríguez-Morales, Eduardo Rodríguez de San Miguel, Josefina de Gyves
The environmental bioavailability of zinc (II), i.e., the uptake of the element by an organism, was determined using two microalgae species, Scenedesmus acutus and Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata, and estimated using hollow fiber supported liquid membrane (HF-SLM) device as the chemical surrogate. Several experimental conditions were studied including the presence of organic matter, inorganic anions and concomitant cations and pH. The results show strong positive correlation coefficients between the responses given by the HF-SLM and the microalgae species (r = 0...
December 19, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012927/role-of-scoparia-dulcis-linn-on-noise-induced-nitric-oxide-synthase-nos-expression-and-neurotransmitter-assessment-on-motor-function-in-wistar-albino-rats
#14
Wankupar Wankhar, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Loganathan Sundareswaran, Dapkupar Wankhar, Ravindran Rajan, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi
Noise pollution is one of the most widespread and fast growing environmental and occupational menaces in the modern era. Exposure to noise above 100dB is not adaptable through the brain homeostatic mechanism. Yet, the detrimental effects of noise have often been ignored. Developing reliable animal models to understand the neurobiology of noise stress and advance our research in the field of medicine to impede this growing stressor is needed. In this study experimental animals were divided into four groups, (i) Control and (ii) S...
December 22, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011233/septic-shock-prediction-for-icu-patients-via-coupled-hmm-walking-on-sequential-contrast-patterns
#15
Shameek Ghosh, Jinyan Li, Longbing Cao, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Critical care patient events like sepsis or septic shock in intensive care units (ICUs) are dangerous complications which can cause multiple organ failures and eventual death. Preventive prediction of such events will allow clinicians to stage effective interventions for averting these critical complications. METHODS: It is widely understood that physiological conditions of patients on variables such as blood pressure and heart rate are suggestive to gradual changes over a certain period of time, prior to the occurrence of a septic shock...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003770/advances-in-the-management-of-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-role-of-afamelanotide
#16
REVIEW
Ashley M Lane, Jerome T McKay, Herbert L Bonkovsky
Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) and the phenotypically similar disease X-linked protoporphyria (XLPP) are inherited cutaneous porphyrias characterized clinically by acute non-blistering photosensitivity, intolerance to sunlight, and significantly reduced quality of life. They are due to marked overproduction of protoporphyrin (PP) chiefly by erythroblasts and reticulocytes. In EPP, the underlying genetic defect is in the ferrochelatase gene, which encodes the final enzyme in the heme synthetic pathway. In XLPP, the genetic defect is a gain-of-function mutation, usually a four-base deletion, in the gene that encodes the enzyme 5-aminolevulinic acid synthase-2, the first and rate-controlling enzyme of heme synthesis in developing red blood cells...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003648/cardiac-structural-remodeling-in-hypertensive-cardiomyopathy
#17
Si-Jia Sun, Jia-Lu Yao, Lang-Biao Xu, Qing Rui, Nan-Nan Zhang, Min Chen, Yu-Feng Jiang, Hua-Jia Yang, Ya-Feng Zhou
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), which is a primary driver of morbidity and mortality, accounts for approximately half of all heart failure cases. Therefore, it is essential to develop preclinical animal models for HFpEF pharmacological treatment strategies. We created a porcine model of severe hypertension and hyperlipidemia by using a combination of deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA, 100 mg kg(-1)), Western diet (WD) and angiotensin II infusion. Systolic blood pressure, echocardiography and invasive pressure-volume loop were assessed at baseline, 12 weeks and 18 weeks...
December 22, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002402/structural-basis-of-an-essential-interaction-between-influenza-polymerase-and-pol-ii-ctd
#18
Maria Lukarska, Guillaume Fournier, Alexander Pflug, Patricia Resa-Infante, Stefan Reich, Nadia Naffakh, Stephen Cusack
The heterotrimeric influenza polymerase (FluPol), comprising subunits PA, PB1 and PB2, binds to the conserved 5' and 3' termini (the 'promoter') of each of the eight single-stranded viral RNA (vRNA) genome segments and performs both transcription and replication of vRNA in the infected cell nucleus. To transcribe viral mRNAs, FluPol associates with cellular RNA polymerase II (Pol II), which enables it to take 5'-capped primers from nascent Pol II transcripts. Here we present a co-crystal structure of bat influenza A polymerase bound to a Pol II C-terminal domain (CTD) peptide mimic, which shows two distinct phosphoserine-5 (SeP5)-binding sites in the polymerase PA subunit, accommodating four CTD heptad repeats overall...
December 21, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997889/mir-22-may-suppress-fibrogenesis-by-targeting-tgf%C3%AE-r-i-in-cardiac-fibroblasts
#19
Yuan Hong, Huaming Cao, Qiang Wang, Jianlin Ye, Lijun Sui, Jinhua Feng, Xiaojun Cai, Huizhu Song, Xiuhong Zhang, Xichuang Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cardiac fibrosis after myocardial infarction (MI) has been identified as a key factor in the development of heart failure, but the mechanisms undelying cardiac fibrosis remained unknown. microRNAs (miRNAs) are novel mechanisms leading to fibrotic diseases, including cardiac fibrosis. Previous studies revealed that miR-22 might be a potential target. However, the roles and mechanisms of miR-22 in cardiac fibrosis remained ill defined. The present study thus addressed the impact of miR-22 in cardiac fibrosis...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995658/microvascular-proliferation-of-brain-metastases-mimics-glioblastomas-in-squash-cytology
#20
T Gi, Y Sato, T Tokumitsu, A Yamashita, S Moriguchi-Goto, H Takeshima, S Sato, Y Asada
OBJECTIVE: Although microvascular proliferation is a key feature in the diagnosis of high-grade glioma, the characteristics of metastatic tumour vessels in smear preparations have not been documented. In this study, the vascular changes in metastatic brain tumours, using squash cytology to examine the vascular patterns in brain metastases, were reviewed. METHODS: One hundred and forty-three squash smears of brain tissue, including 25 normal or reactive tissue, 23 malignant lymphomas, 8 grade I glioma (pilocytic astrocytoma), 23 grade II glioma (diffuse astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma), 42 grade IV glioma (glioblastoma), and 22 metastasis, were assessed...
December 19, 2016: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
keyword
keyword
8081
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"