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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733991/ph-sensitive-amide-proton-transfer-effect-dominates-the-magnetization-transfer-asymmetry-contrast-during-acute-ischemia-quantification-of-multipool-contribution-to-in-vivo-cest-mri
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Yin Wu, Iris Yuwen Zhou, Dongshuang Lu, Emiri Manderville, Eng H Lo, Hairong Zheng, Phillip Zhe Sun
PURPOSE: To determine the origins of in vivo magnetization transfer asymmetry contrast during acute ischemic stroke, particularly in the diffusion lesion, perfusion lesion, and their mismatch using a middle cerebral artery occlusion rat model of acute stroke. METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats underwent multiparametric MRI of diffusion, perfusion, T1 , and amide proton transfer (APT) imaging at 4.7 T following a middle cerebral artery occlusion procedure. A multipool Lorentzian model, including the nuclear Overhauser effect, magnetization transfer, direct water saturation, amine and amide chemical exchange saturation transfer effects, was applied for Z-spectrum fitting to determine the sources of in vivo magnetization transfer asymmetry following acute stroke...
July 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733031/mkk4-activates-non-canonical-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-by-promoting-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb2-p100-processing
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Jeong Seon Kim, Eun Ju Kim, Hee-Sun Kim, Jonathan M Kurie, Young-Ho Ahn
The NFκB family of transcription factors is crucial for innate or adaptive immunity, inflammation, and diseases including cancer. The two NFκB signaling pathways (canonical and non-canonical) differ from each other in extracellular signals, membrane receptors, signaling adaptors, and dimer subunits. The p52 (NFκB2) subunit, which participates in the non-canonical pathway, is generated by ubiquitin-mediated processing of the p100 precursor. Here, we found that NFκB2 processing and activation were mediated by mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase-4 (MKK4) and its substrate c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)...
July 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729300/rapamycin-is-highly-effective-in-murine-models-of-immune-mediated-bone-marrow-failure
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Xingmin Feng, Zenghua Lin, Wanling Sun, Maile K Hollinger, Marie J Desierto, Keyvan Keyvanfar, Daniela Malide, Pawel Muranski, Jichun Chen, Neal S Young
Acquired aplastic anemia, the prototypical bone marrow failure disease, is characterized by pancytopenia and marrow hypoplasia. Most aplastic anemia patients respond to immunosuppressive therapy, usually as anti-thymocyte globulin and cyclosporine, but some relapse on cyclosporine withdrawal or require long-term administration of cyclosporine to maintain blood counts. In the current study, we tested efficacy of rapamycin as a new or alternative treatment in mouse models of immune-mediated bone marrow failure...
July 20, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727098/transport-stress-induced-cerebrum-oxidative-stress-is-not-mitigated-by-activating-the-nrf2-antioxidant-defense-response-in-newly-hatched-chicks
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J Ge, H Li, F Sun, X-N Li, J Lin, J Xia, C Zhang, J-L Li
Transportation of newly hatched chicks from the hatchery to the farm is inevitable, especially for parent stock and grandsire parent stock chicks. However, the possible effects of transport stress in the newly hatched chicks are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine the adaptive responses to transport stress by activing the nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-induced antioxidant defense. One hundred twenty newly hatched chicks were divided into 3 groups (control group, transport group, and simulation transport group) for 2, 4, and 8 h of real or simulated transportation...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724767/integrity-of-the-linker-of-nucleoskeleton-and-cytoskeleton-is-required-for-efficient-herpesvirus-nuclear-egress
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Barbara G Klupp, Teresa Hellberg, Harald Granzow, Kati Franzke, Beatriz Dominguez Gonzalez, Rose Goodchild, Thomas C Mettenleiter
Herpesvirus capsids assemble in the nucleus while final virion maturation proceeds in the cytoplasm. This requires that newly formed nucleocapsids cross the nuclear envelope (NE), which occurs by budding at the inner nuclear membrane (INM), release of the primary enveloped virion into the perinuclear space (PNS), and subsequent rapid fusion with the outer nuclear membrane (ONM). During this process the NE remains intact, even at late stages of infection. In addition, the spacing between the INM and ONM is maintained, as is that between the primary virion envelope and nuclear membranes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723672/e3-ubiquitin-ligase-tripartite-motif-containing-71-promotes-the-proliferation-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-the-inhibitor-of-kappab-%C3%AE-nuclear-factor-kappab-pathway
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Hongjiu Ren, Yitong Xu, Qiongzi Wang, Jun Jiang, Wudumuli, Linping Hui, Qingfu Zhang, Xiupeng Zhang, Enhua Wang, Limei Sun, Xueshan Qiu
Tripartite motif-containing (TRIM) 71 belongs to the TRIM protein family. Many studies have shown that TRIM71 plays conserved roles in stem cell proliferation, differentiation, and embryonic development; however, the relationship between TRIM71 and tumorigenesis is not clear. In this study, we demonstrate that TRIM71 expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is associated with tumor size, lymph node metastasis, TNM stage, and poor prognosis. We found that TRIM71 was highly expressed in NSCLC cell lines compared with that in human normal bronchial epithelial cells...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721737/a-new-water-soluble-nano-micelle-through-self-assembly-pectin-curcumin-conjugates-preparation-characterization-and-anti-cancer-activity-evaluation
#7
Feng Bai, Jiajing Diao, Ying Wang, Shixin Sun, Hongmei Zhang, Yunyun Liu, Yanqing Wang, Jian Cao
Curcumin is a dominating active component of curcuma longa and has been studied widely because of its prominent biological activities. Extremely low aqueous solubility, stability and bioavailability of curcumin limits its application in the field of medicine. In this study, we developed pectin-curcumin (PEC-CCM) conjugates which could self-assemble water-soluble nano-micelles in aqueous solution. The structure of PEC-CCM conjugates was characterized by ultraviolet and visible spectra (UV-Vis), fluorescence spectra, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720775/metformin-ameliorates-the-phenotype-transition-of-peritoneal-mesothelial-cells-and-peritoneal-fibrosis-via-a-modulation-of-oxidative-stress
#8
Hyun-Soo Shin, Jiyeon Ko, Dal-Ah Kim, Eun-Sun Ryu, Hye-Myung Ryu, Sun-Hee Park, Yong-Lim Kim, Eok-Soo Oh, Duk-Hee Kang
Phenotype transition of peritoneum is an early mechanism of peritoneal fibrosis. Metformin, 5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator, has recently received a new attention due to its preventive effect on organ fibrosis and cancer metastasis by inhibiting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). We investigated the effect of metformin on EMT of human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMC) and animal model of peritoneal dialysis (PD). TGF-β1-induced EMT in HPMC was ameliorated by metformin...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716507/a-novel-topoisomerase-2a-inhibitor-cryptotanshinone-suppresses-the-growth-of-pc3-cells-without-apparent-cytotoxicity
#9
Eun Ju Kim, Sun Young Kim, Sang-Man Kim, Minyoung Lee
DNA topoisomerase 2, which is ubiquitously expressed in eukaryotic cells, is an essential nuclear enzyme that promotes cell survival by regulating DNA topology and chromatid separation. This enzyme has been validated as a target for anticancer agent screening. It can be poisoned by common chemotherapeutics, such as etoposide and doxorubicin, which leads to the accumulation of cytotoxic enzyme-linked DNA double-stranded breaks. However, recent studies have suggested that the topoisomerase 2a isozyme is predominantly responsible for the carcinogenic side effects associated with etoposide and doxorubicin chemotherapy...
July 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714504/tartary-buckwheat-flavonoids-ameliorate-high-fructose-induced-insulin-resistance-and-oxidative-stress-associated-with-the-insulin-signaling-and-nrf2-ho-1-pathways-in-mice
#10
Yuanyuan Hu, Zuoxu Hou, Ruokun Yi, Zhongming Wang, Peng Sun, Guijie Li, Xin Zhao, Qiang Wang
The present study was conducted to explore the effects of a purified tartary buckwheat flavonoid fraction (TBF) on insulin resistance and hepatic oxidative stress in mice fed high fructose in drinking water (20%) for 8 weeks. The results indicated that continuous administration of TBF dose-dependently improved the insulin sensitivity and glucose intolerance in high fructose-fed mice. TBF treatment also reversed the reduced level of insulin action on the phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1), protein kinase B (Akt) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K), as well as the translocation of glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4) in the insulin-resistant liver...
July 17, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714182/rare-coding-variants-in-mapk7-predispose-to-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Wenjie Gao, Chong Chen, Taifeng Zhou, Shulan Yang, Bo Gao, Hang Zhou, Chengjie Lian, Zizhao Wu, Xianjian Qiu, Xiaoming Yang, Esam Alattar, Wentao Liu, Deying Su, Silong Sun, Yulan Chen, Kenneth M C Cheung, Youqiang Song, Keith K D Luk, Danny Chan, Pak Chung Sham, Chao Xing, Chiea Chuen Khor, Gabriel Liu, Junlin Yang, Yubin Deng, Dingjun Hao, Dongsheng Huang, Quan-Zhen Li, Caixia Xu, Peiqiang Su
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a complex genetic disorder characterized by three-dimensional spinal curvatures, affecting 2-3% of school age children, yet the causes underlying AIS are not well understood. Here, we firstly conducted a whole-exome sequencing and linkage analysis on a three-generation Chinese family with autosomal dominant (AD) AIS, then performed targeted sequencing in a discovery cohort comprising 20 AD-AIS families and 86 simplex patients, and finally identified three disease-associated missense variants (c...
July 17, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713961/adipose-differentiation%C3%A2-related-protein-knockdown-inhibits-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-migration-and-attenuates-neointima-formation
#12
Haomin Zhao, Tao Han, Xin Hong, Dajun Sun
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) have an important role in atherosclerosis development. Evidence has demonstrated that adipose differentiation‑related protein (ADRP) is associated with foam cell formation and atherosclerosis progression. However, to the best of our knowledge, no previous studies have investigated the role of ADRP knockdown in platelet‑derived growth factor (PDGF)‑stimulated proliferation and migration of VSMCs in vitro. Furthermore, the effect of ADRP knockdown on neointima formation in vivo remains unclear...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713895/role-of-quercetin-in-protecting-arpe%C3%A2-19-cells-against-h2o2%C3%A2-induced-injury-via-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-like-2%C3%A2-pathway-activation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-inhibition
#13
Sisi Weng, Lei Mao, Yuanyuan Gong, Tao Sun, Qing Gu
Age‑related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly in the western world. Research has demonstrated that degenerative and progressive conditions of retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells are the key pathogenic mechanisms in AMD. Previous research has indicated the anti‑apoptosis, anti‑oxidant, anti‑inflammatory and anti‑cancer properties of quercetin. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the protective effects of quercetin on the ARPE‑19 human retinal pigment epithelial cell line...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713593/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-in-vitro-antibacterial-and-antitumor-activities-of-novel-n-n-disubstituted-schiff-bases
#14
Heng Luo, Yu-Fen Xia, Bao-Fei Sun, Li-Rong Huang, Xing-Hui Wang, Hua-Yong Lou, Xu-Hui Zhu, Wei-Dong Pan, Xiao-Dong Zhang
To get inside the properties of N,N-disubstituted Schiff bases, we synthesized three high-yielding benzaldehyde Schiff bases. We used the reaction between salicylaldehyde and different diamine compounds, including diamine, ethanediamine, and o-phenylenediamine, determining the structure of obtained molecules by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy. We thus evaluated the microbicidal and antitumor activity of these compounds, showing that salicylaldehyde-hydrazine hydrate Schiff base (compound 1a) significantly inhibited the growth of S...
2017: Biochemistry Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713419/population-structure-genetic-diversity-and-evolutionary-history-of-kleinia-neriifolia-asteraceae-on-the-canary-islands
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Ye Sun, Carlos F Vargas-Mendoza
Kleinia neriifolia Haw. is an endemic species on the Canarian archipelago, this species is widespread in the coastal thicket of all the Canarian islands. In the present study, genetic diversity and population structure of K. neriifolia were investigated using chloroplast gene sequences and nuclear SSR (simple sequence repeat). The differentiation among island populations, the historical demography, and the underlying evolutionary scenarios of this species are further tested based on the genetic data. Chloroplast diversity reveals a strong genetic divergence between eastern islands (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote) and western islands (EI Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife), this west-east genetic divergence may reflect a very beginning of speciation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712859/tyr42-phosphorylation-of-rhoa-gtpase-promotes-tumorigenesis-through-nuclear-factor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Jae-Gyu Kim, Kyoung-Chan Choi, Chang-Won Hong, Hwee-Seon Park, Eun-Kyoung Choi, Yong-Sun Kim, Jae-Bong Park
Dysregulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels is implicated in the pathogenesis of several diseases, including cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms of ROS in tumorigenesis have not been clearly elucidated. Hydrogen peroxide activated nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and RhoA GTPase. In particular, we found that hydrogen peroxide phosphorylated RhoA at Tyr42 via Src. P-Ty42 residue of RhoA was a binding site of Vav2, a guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) that activates p-Tyr42 RhoA. P-Tyr42 RhoA then bound to IκB kinase γ (IKKγ), leading IKKβ activation...
July 13, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711939/baicalin-attenuates-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-through-bone-morphogenetic-protein-signaling-pathway
#17
Zhaohua Zhang, Luan Zhang, Chao Sun, Feng Kong, Jue Wang, Qian Xin, Wen Jiang, Kaili Li, Ou Chen, Yun Luan
Baicalin, a flavonoid compound extracted from roots of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (huang qin), it has been shown to effectively attenuates pulmonary hypertension (PH), however, the potential mechanism remains unexplored. In this study, we investigated the potential mechanism of baicalin on monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PH in rats. The results showed that baicalin attenuated lung damage in PH rat model through inhibiting the pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell proliferation and induction of cells apoptosis...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711657/kaempferol-impedes-il-32-induced-monocyte-macrophage-differentiation
#18
Sun-Young Nam, Hyun-Ja Jeong, Hyung-Min Kim
Kaempferol possesses a wide range of therapeutic properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties. The present study sought to evaluate the effects and possible pharmacological mechanisms of kaempferol on interleukin (IL)-32-induced monocyte-macrophage differentiation. In this study, we performed flow cytometry assay, immunocytochemical staining, quantitative real-time PCR, enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay, caspase-1 assay, and Western blotting to observe the effects and underlying mechanisms of kaempferol using the human monocyte cell line THP-1...
July 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708322/ganglioside-gm3-suppresses-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-raw-264-7-macrophage-cells-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ap-1-and-mapks-signaling
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Junyoung Park, Choong-Hwan Kwak, Sun-Hyung Ha, Kyung-Min Kwon, Fukushi Abekura, Seung-Hak Cho, Young-Chae Chang, Young-Choon Lee, Ki-Tae Ha, Tae-Wook Chung, Cheorl-Ho Kim
Gangliosides are known to specifically inhibit vascular leukocyte recruitment and consequent interaction with the injured endothelium, the basic inflammatory process. In this study, we have found that the production of nitric oxide (NO), a main regulator of inflammation, is suppressed by GM3 on murine macrophage RAW264.7 cells, when induced by LPS. In addition, GM3 attenuated the increase in cyclooxyenase-2 (COX-2) protein and mRNA levels in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated RAW 264.7 cells in a dose-dependent manner...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707079/down-regulation-of-mir-23a-inhibits-high-glucose-induced-emt-and-renal-fibrogenesis-by-up-regulation-of-snon
#20
Haiping Xu, Fuyun Sun, Xiuli Li, Lina Sun
It has been reported that transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) signaling plays an important role in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The nuclear transcription co-repressor Ski-related novel protein N (SnoN) is a critical negative regulator of TGF-β1/Smad signal pathway, involving in tubule epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation, and tubulointerstitial fibrosis. In this study, we focused on miR-23a as a regulator of SnoN. Our purpose is to study the effects of miR-23a on high glucose (HG)-induced EMT process and ECM deposition in HK2 cells...
July 13, 2017: Human Cell
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