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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221101/identification-of-a-novel-epitope-in-the-c-terminus-of-hcv-e2-protein-that-induces-potent-and-cross-reactive-neutralizing-antibodies
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Soma Das, Ranajoy Mullick, Anuj Kumar, Himani Tandon, Mihika Bose, K Gouthamchandra, Madhavi Chandra, Bagepally Ravishankar, M N Khaja, Narayanaswamy Srinivasan, Saumitra Das, Shaila Melkote Subbarao, Anjali Anoop Karande
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of chronic viral hepatitis, but an effective vaccine is still not available to prevent infection. Use of neutralizing antibodies could be a potential therapeutic option. In this study, presence of anti-HCV antibodies in HCV-infected patients' was assessed from 50 patients and examined for the presence of neutralizing antibodies using the 'hepatitis C virus like particles'. Antibodies from two samples exhibited significant inhibitory activity suggesting that these may neutralize viral infection...
February 3, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220989/global-and-local-mechanisms-sustain-axonal-proteostasis-of-transmembrane-proteins
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REVIEW
Víctor Hugo Cornejo, Alejandro Luarte, Andrés Couve
The control of neuronal protein homeostasis or proteostasis is tightly regulated both spatially and temporally, assuring accurate and integrated responses to external or intrinsic stimuli. Local or autonomous responses in dendritic and axonal compartments are crucial to sustain function during development, physiology and in response to damage or disease. Axons are responsible for generating and propagating electrical impulses in neurons, and the establishment and maintenance of their molecular composition are subject to extreme constraints exerted by length and size...
February 21, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219303/extra-articular-diffuse-type-tenosynovial-giant-cell-tumor-with-benign-histological-features-resulting-in-fatal-pulmonary-metastases
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Toshihisa Osanai, Hiroaki Suzuki, Hiroaki Hiraga, Tamotsu Soma, Takayuki Nojima
Diffuse-type tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TS-GCT) is categorized as a locally aggressive but non-metastasizing neoplasm according to the WHO classification. Herein, we report an extremely rare case of a 41-year-old woman who developed multiple metastases from diffuse TS-GCT with benign histological features. The patient complained of a painful buttock mass and imaging studies revealed a soft tissue tumor of the buttock and multiple pulmonary nodules. The buttock tumor was excised and the final diagnosis was extra-articular diffuse-type TS-GCT...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214719/host-guest-interaction-of-3-hydroxyflavone-and-7-hydroxyflavone-with-cucurbit-7-uril-a-spectroscopic-and-calorimetric-approach
#4
Sayeed Ashique Ahmed, Banibrata Maity, Soma Seth Duley, Debabrata Seth
The modulation of photophysical behaviour of small organic molecules in the presence of macrocycles is one of the most interesting areas of research. In this work we reported the interaction of two biologically active molecules 3-hydroxyflavone and 7-hydroxyflavone with macrocyclic host cucurbit [7]uril in aqueous medium. To investigate the change of photophysical properties of these two flavones, we have used steady state absorption, fluorescence, time resolved fluorescence emission spectroscopy and isothermal titration calorimetric technique...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214378/calcium-signaling-through-l-type-calcium-channels-role-in-pathophysiology-of-spinal-nociceptive-transmission
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REVIEW
Olivier Roca-Lapirot, Houda Radwani, Franck Aby, Frédéric Nagy, Marc Landry Pascal Fossat
L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) are ubiquitous channels in the central nervous system. L-type calcium channels (LTCs) are mostly post-synaptic channels regulating neuronal firing and gene expression. They play a role in important physio-pathological processes such as learning and memory, Parkinson's disease, autism and, as recognized more recently, in the pathophysiology of pain processes. Classically, the fundamental role of these channels in cardiovascular functions has limited the use of classical molecules to treat LTC-dependent disorders...
February 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214243/synthetic-metabolic-bypass-for-a-metabolic-toggle-switch-enhances-acetyl-coa-supply-for-isopropanol-production-by-escherichia-coli
#6
Yuki Soma, Taiki Yamaji, Fumio Matsuda, Taizo Hanai
Almost all synthetic pathways for biofuel production are designed to require endogenous metabolites in glycolysis, such as phosphoenolpyruvate, pyruvate, and acetyl-CoA. However, such metabolites are also required for bacterial cell growth. To reduce the metabolic imbalance between cell growth and target chemical production, we previously constructed a metabolic toggle switch (MTS) as a conditional flux redirection tool controlling metabolic flux of TCA cycle toward isopropanol production. This approach succeeded to improve the isopropanol production titer and yield while ensuring sufficient cell growth...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213922/expression-of-kv3-1b-potassium-channel-is-widespread-in-macaque-motor-cortex-pyramidal-cells-a-histological-comparison-between-rat-and-macaque
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David Soares, Isabelle Goldrick, Roger N Lemon, Alexander Kraskov, Linda Greensmith, Bernadett Kalmar
There are substantial differences across species in the organisation and function of the motor pathways. These differences extend to basic electrophysiological properties. Thus, in rat motor cortex, pyramidal cells have long duration action potentials, while in the macaque, some pyramidal neurons exhibit short duration 'thin' spikes. These differences may be related to the expression of the fast potassium channel Kv3.1b, which in rat interneurons is associated with generation of thin spikes. Rat pyramidal cells typically lack these channels, while there are reports that they are present in macaque pyramids...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213444/the-dendrites-of-ca2-and-ca1-pyramidal-neurons-differentially-regulate-information-flow-in-the-cortico-hippocampal-circuit
#8
Kalyan V Srinivas, Eric W Buss, Qian Sun, Bina Santoro, Hiroto Takahashi, Daniel A Nicholson, Steven A Siegelbaum
The impact of a given neuronal pathway depends on the number of synapses it makes with its postsynaptic target, the strength of each individual synapse and the integrative properties of the postsynaptic dendrites. Here we explore the cellular and synaptic mechanisms responsible for the differential excitatory drive from the entorhinal cortical pathway onto mouse CA2 compared to CA1 pyramidal neurons (PNs). Although both types of neurons receive direct input from entorhinal cortex onto their distal dendrites, these inputs produce a 5-6 fold larger excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP) at the soma of CA2 compared to CA1 PNs, which is sufficient to drive action potential output from CA2 but not CA1...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213442/amplitude-normalization-of-dendritic-epsps-at-the-soma-of-binaural-coincidence-detector-neurons-of-the-medial-superior-olive
#9
Bradley D Winters, Shan-Xue Jin, Kenneth R Ledford, Nace L Golding
The principal neurons of the medial superior olive (MSO) encode cues for horizontal sound localization through comparisons of the relative timing of excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSPs). To understand how the timing and amplitude of EPSPs is maintained during propagation in the dendrites, we made dendritic and somatic whole-cell recordings from MSO principal neurons in brain slices from Mongolian gerbils. In somatic recordings, EPSP amplitudes were largely uniform following minimal stimulation of excitatory synapses at visualized locations along the dendrites...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207414/anti-aging-effects-of-m2000-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-as-a-novel-immunosuppressive-drug-on-the-enzymatic-and-non-enzymatic-oxidative-stress-parameters-in-an-experimental-model
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Soma Hosseini, Mohammad Abdollahi, Gholamreza Azizi, Mohammad Javad Fattahi, Noshin Rastkari, Farzaneh Tofighi Zavareh, Zahra Aghazadeh, Abbas Mirshafiey
BACKGROUND: The anti-aging property of β-D-mannuronic acid (M2000) as a novel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agent was investigated on several determinants relative to the oxidative stress in an animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were used for evaluating the safety and efficacy properties of M2000 on some oxidative stress enzymes, including the following: mitochondrial superoxide dismutase (SOD2), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPX1), glutathione S-transferase (GST), myeloperoxidase (MPO), and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) gene expression by real-time PCR...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205733/p-17-incidence-of-malnutrition-in-children-with-ea-tef-and-the-role-of-a-multidisciplinary-clinic-in-improving-feeding-and-nutritional-outcomes
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J M Menzies, J H Hughes, C C Clarkson, V V Varjavandi, A J Jiwane, S A Adams, C W Wu, M S Soma, Y B Belessis, U K Krishnan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205731/p-19-impaired-pulmonary-function-and-ventilatory-limitation-in-children-with-successfully-repaired-oesophageal-atresia
#12
J McBride, P Field, C Clarkson, J Menzies, J Hughes, M Doumit, C Wu, S Adams, M Soma, U Krishnan, Y Belessis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205729/p-23-quality-of-life-in-children-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis-associated-with-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#13
U K Krishnan, L M McLennan, J C Li Chan, C C Clarkson, J M Menzies, J H Hughes, M S Soma, V V Varjavandi, A J Jiwane, S A Adams, C W Wu, Y B Belessis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205708/p-36-quality-of-life-family-impact-and-parental-satisfaction-with-multidisciplinary-care-in-children-with-oesophageal-atresia
#14
L McLennan, C Clarkson, J Menzies, J Hughes, M Doumit, C Wu, S Adams, M Soma, U Krishnan, Y Belessis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205555/rapid-differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-functional-neurons-by-mrnas-encoding-transcription-factors
#15
Sravan Kumar Goparaju, Kazuhisa Kohda, Keiji Ibata, Atsumi Soma, Yukhi Nakatake, Tomohiko Akiyama, Shunichi Wakabayashi, Misako Matsushita, Miki Sakota, Hiromi Kimura, Michisuke Yuzaki, Shigeru B H Ko, Minoru S H Ko
Efficient differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into neurons is paramount for disease modeling, drug screening, and cell transplantation therapy in regenerative medicine. In this manuscript, we report the capability of five transcription factors (TFs) toward this aim: NEUROG1, NEUROG2, NEUROG3, NEUROD1, and NEUROD2. In contrast to previous methods that have shortcomings in their speed and efficiency, a cocktail of these TFs as synthetic mRNAs can differentiate hPSCs into neurons in 7 days, judged by calcium imaging and electrophysiology...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203147/astrocyte-dependent-slow-inward-currents-sics-participate-in-neuromodulatory-mechanisms-in-the-pedunculopontine-nucleus-ppn
#16
Adrienn Kovács, Balázs Pál
Slow inward currents (SICs) are known as excitatory events of neurons caused by astrocytic glutamate release and consequential activation of neuronal extrasynaptic NMDA receptors. In the present article we investigate the role of these astrocyte-dependent excitatory events on a cholinergic nucleus of the reticular activating system (RAS), the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN). It is well known about this and other elements of the RAS, that they do not only give rise to neuromodulatory innervation of several areas, but also targets neuromodulatory actions from other members of the RAS or factors providing the homeostatic drive for sleep...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195219/constitutive-activation-of-creb-in-mice-enhances-temporal-association-learning-and-increases-hippocampal-ca1-neuronal-spine-density-and-complexity
#17
Tatsurou Serita, Hotaka Fukushima, Satoshi Kida
Transcription factor CREB is believed to play essential roles in the formation of long-term memory (LTM), but not in learning and short-term memory (STM). Surprisingly, we previously showed that transgenic mice expressing a dominant active mutant of CREB (DIEDML) in the forebrain (DIEDML mice) demonstrated enhanced STM and LTM in hippocampal-dependent, rapid, one-trial learning tasks. Here we show that constitutive activation of CREB enhances hippocampal-dependent learning of temporal association in trace fear conditioning and delayed matching-to-place tasks...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194701/an-automated-voxel-based-method-for-calculating-the-reference-value-for-a-brain-tumour-metabolic-index-using-18-f-fdg-pet-and-11-c-methionine-pet
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Miwako Takahashi, Tsutomu Soma, Akitake Mukasa, Keitaro Koyama, Takuya Arai, Toshimitsu Momose
OBJECTIVE: The tumour-to-normal ratio (T/N) is a representative index reflecting brain tumour activity by (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and (11)C-methionine (MET) PET. We proposed a new automated method of calculating the normal reference value (N-value) for use as the denomination of T/N. This method uses voxel-based analysis of FDG- and MET-PET images. We compared the results of this method with those of the standard region-of-interest (ROI) method. METHODS: Data sets were obtained from 32 patients with newly diagnosed glioma and 13 patients with recurrent brain tumour...
February 13, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194096/morphological-plasticity-of-emerging-purkinje-cells-in-response-to-exogenous-vegf
#19
Leonard Herrfurth, Verena Theis, Veronika Matschke, Caroline May, Katrin Marcus, Carsten Theiss
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is well known as the growth factor with wide-ranging functions even in the central nervous system (CNS). Presently, most attention is given to the investigation of its role in neuronal protection, growth and maturation processes, whereby most effects are mediated through VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR-2). The purpose of our current study is to provide new insights into the impact of VEGF on immature and mature Purkinje cells (PCs) in accordance with maturity and related receptor expression...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193892/kv1-1-channelopathy-abolishes-presynaptic-spike-width-modulation-by-subthreshold-somatic-depolarization
#20
Umesh Vivekananda, Pavel Novak, Oscar D Bello, Yuri E Korchev, Shyam S Krishnakumar, Kirill E Volynski, Dimitri M Kullmann
Although action potentials propagate along axons in an all-or-none manner, subthreshold membrane potential fluctuations at the soma affect neurotransmitter release from synaptic boutons. An important mechanism underlying analog-digital modulation is depolarization-mediated inactivation of presynaptic Kv1-family potassium channels, leading to action potential broadening and increased calcium influx. Previous studies have relied heavily on recordings from blebs formed after axon transection, which may exaggerate the passive propagation of somatic depolarization...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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