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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346611/combined-roles-of-atp-and-small-hairpin-rna-in-the-activation-of-rig-i-revealed-by-solution-based-analysis
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Neelam Shah, Simone A Beckham, Jacqueline A Wilce, Matthew C J Wilce
RIG-I (retinoic acid inducible gene-I) is a cytosolic innate immune protein that senses viral dsRNA with a 5'-triphosphate overhang. Upon interaction with dsRNA a de-repression of the RIG-I CARD domains takes place that ultimately leads to the production of type I interferons and pro-inflammatory cytokines. Here we investigate the RIG-I conformational rearrangement upon interaction with an activating 5'-triphosphate-10-base pair dsRNA hairpin loop (10bp) compared with a less active 5'-triphosphate-8-base pair dsRNA hairpin loop (8bp)...
January 13, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346056/esophageal-leiomyoma-in-a-dog-causing-esophageal-distension-and-treated-by-transcardial-placement-of-a-self-expanding-covered-nitinol-esophageal-stent
#2
Elisabeth M Robin, Pascaline B Pey, Pauline de Fornel-Thibaud, Pierre H M Moissonnier, Valérie Freiche
CASE DESCRIPTION A 10-year-old spayed female Rottweiler was referred for evaluation because of a 2-month history of regurgitation and weight loss, despite no apparent change in appetite. The dog had received antiemetic and antacid treatment, without improvement. CLINICAL FINDINGS Physical examination revealed a low body condition score (2/5), but other findings were unremarkable. Diffuse, global esophageal dilatation was noted on plain thoracic radiographs, and normal motility was confirmed through videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345929/antihypertensive-effects-molecular-docking-study-and-isothermal-titration-calorimetry-assay-of-the-angiotensin-i-converting-enzyme-inhibitory-peptides-from-chlorella-vulgaris
#3
Jingli Xie, Xujun Chen, Junjie Wu, Yanyan Zhang, Yan Zhou, Lujia Zhang, Yajie Tang, Dong-Zhi Wei
The aim of this work is to explore angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory peptides from Chlorella vulgaris (C. vulgaris) and discover the inhibitory mechanism of the peptides. After C. vulgaris proteins were gastrointestinal digested in silico, several ACE inhibitory peptides with C-terminal tryptophan were screened. Among them, two novel non-competitive ACE inhibitors, Thr-Thr-Trp (TTW) and Val-His-Trp (VHW), exhibited the highest inhibitory activity indicated by IC50 values, 0.61 ± 0.12 and 0.91 ± 0...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345928/physicochemical-properties-of-whey-protein-stabilized-astaxanthin-nanodispersion-and-its-transport-via-caco-2-monolayer
#4
Xue Shen, Changhui Zhao, Jing Lu, Mingruo Guo
Astaxanthin nanodispersion was prepared using whey protein isolate (WPI) and polymerized whey protein (PWP) through an emulsification-evaporation technique. The physicochemical properties of the astaxanthin nanodispersion were evaluated and the transport of astaxanthin was assessed using a Caco-2 cell monolayer model. The astaxanthin nanodispersions stabilized by WPI and PWP (2.5%, w/w) had a small particle size (121 ± 4.9 and 80.4 ± 5.9 nm), negative zeta potential (-19.3 ± 1.5 and -35.0 ± 2.2 mV), and high encapsulation efficiency (92...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345918/antiinflammatory-and-antioxidant-activities-from-the-basolateral-fraction-of-caco-2-cells-exposed-to-a-rosmarinic-acid-enriched-extract
#5
Marisol Villalva, Laura Jaime, Estela Aguado, Juan Antonio Nieto, Guillermo J Reglero, Susana Santoyo
The potential use of Origanum majorana L. as a source of bioavailable phenolic compounds, specifically rosmarinic acid (RA), has been evaluated. Phenolic bioavailability was tested using an in vitro digestion process followed by a Caco-2 cellular model of intestinal absorption. The HPLC-PAD-MS/MS analysis showed the main components in the extract were 6-hydroxyluteolin-7-O-glucoside and rosmarinic acid, followed by luteolin-O-glucoside. After digestion process, the amount of total phenolic compounds (TPC) only decreased slightly, although a remarkable reduction in RA (near 50%) was detected...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345536/uasb-septic-tank-as-an-alternative-for-decentralized-wastewater-treatment-in-mexico
#6
Ángel L Santiago-Díaz, Julisa García-Albortante, Mónica L Salazar-Peláez
The aim of this work was to evaluate the performance of a UASB-septic tank as a decentralized treatment of high strength municipal wastewater, under two different HRTs (48 and 72h). Thus, a lab scale (44.85L) UASB-septic tank constituted by three compartments was operated under HRT 72h and 48h. Removal efficiencies of total COD, BOD5 and suspended solids ranged from 60% to 80% for the first two parameters and from 70% to 90% for the last one. According to the statistical analysis, it was established that decreasing HRT from 72h to 48h did not affect the performance of the UASB-septic tank; therefore, the latter HRT is recommended to be used for operation...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344873/laser-capture-microdissection-and-rna-extraction-from-perfusion-fixed-cartilage-and-bone-tissue-from-mice-implanted-with-human-ipsc-derived-mscs-in-a-calvarial-defect-model
#7
Xiaonan Xin, Xi Jiang, Alexander Lichtler, Mark Kronenberg, David Rowe, Joel S Pachter
Laser-capture microdissection (LCM) coupled to downstream RNA analysis poses unique difficulties for the evaluation of mineralized tissues. A rapid protocol was thus developed to enable sufficient integrity of bone and cartilage tissue for reliable sectioning, while minimizing RNA loss associated with prolonged decalcification and purification steps. Specifically, the protocol involves pump-assisted, cardiac perfusion-fixation with paraformaldehyde, and moderate digestion of LCM-acquired tissue with proteinase K followed by DNase treatment and separation of RNA using magnetic beads...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344869/isolation-of-amyloid-plaques-and-neurofibrillary-tangles-from-archived-alzheimer-s-disease-tissue-using-laser-capture-microdissection-for-downstream-proteomics
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Eleanor Drummond, Shruti Nayak, Geoffrey Pires, Beatrix Ueberheide, Thomas Wisniewski
Here, we describe a new method that allows localized proteomics of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), which are the two pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Amyloid plaques and NFTs are visualized using immunohistochemistry and microdissected from archived, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) human tissue samples using laser-capture microdissection. The majority of human tissue specimens are FFPE; hence the use of this type of tissue is a particular advantage of this technique...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344855/protocol-for-the-analysis-of-laser-capture-microdissected-fresh-frozen-tissue-homogenates-by-silver-stained-1d-sds-page
#9
DaRue A Prieto, Gordon Whitely, Donald J Johann, Josip Blonder
The heterogeneity present in solid tumors adds significant difficulty to scientific analysis and improved understanding. Fundamentally, solid tumor formation consists of cancer cells proper along with stromal elements. The burgeoning malignant process is dependent upon modified stromal elements. Collectively, the stroma forms an essential microenvironment, which is indispensable for the survival and growth of the malignant neoplasm. This cellular heterogeneity makes molecular profiling of solid tumors via mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics a daunting task...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344853/laser-microdissection-based-microproteomics-of-formalin-fixed-and-paraffin-embedded-ffpe-tissues
#10
Rémi Longuespée, Dominique Baiwir, Gabriel Mazzucchelli, Nicolas Smargiasso, Edwin De Pauw
Laser microdissection-based proteomics on formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues is usually performed from relatively large tissue areas or pools of multiple tissue pieces. However, several molecular pathology studies require working on very limited amounts of tissue. This is for example the case when very early cancer lesions have to be handled. Hereby, we present a method for the processing of very small pieces of formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues for proteomic purposes. This approach is designed in order to avoid sample loss during technical processing and to optimize the digestion of tissue areas containing as little as 2700 cells...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344745/wet-milling-of-large-quantities-of-human-excision-adipose-tissue-for-the-isolation-of-stromal-vascular-fraction-cells
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Nadia Menzi, Rik Osinga, Atanas Todorov, Dirk Johannes Schaefer, Ivan Martin, Arnaud Scherberich
The isolation of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells from excised human adipose tissue, for clinical or research purposes, implies the tedious and time consuming process of manual mincing prior to enzymatic digestion. Since no efficient alternative technique to this current standard procedure has been proposed so far, the aim of this study was to test a milling procedure, using two simple, inexpensive and commercially available manual meat grinders, to process large amounts of adipose tissue. The procedure was assessed on adipose tissue resections from seven human donors and compared to manual mincing with scalpels...
January 17, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344352/the-use-of-feed-grade-amino-acids-in-lactating-sow-diets
#12
Laura Greiner, Pairat Srichana, James L Usry, Casey Neill, Gary L Allee, Joseph Connor, Kevin J Touchette, Christopher D Knight
Background: The use of feed grade amino acids can reduce the cost of lactation feed. With changing genetics, increasing feed costs, and higher number of pigs weaned with heavier wean weights further evaluation of higher inclusion levels of feed-grade amino acid in lactation diets than previously published is warranted. Two experiments (Exp.) were conducted to determine the optimal inclusion level of L-lysine HCl to be included in swine lactation diets while digestible lysine levels remain constant across dietary treatments and allowing feed grade amino acids to be added to the diet to maintain dietary ratios relative to lysine to maximize litter growth rate and sow reproductive performance...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344287/role-of-mir-483-in-digestive-tract-cancers-from-basic-research-to-clinical-value
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Wei Zhou, Wanli Yang, Jiaojiao Ma, Hongwei Zhang, Zeng Li, Lei Zhang, Jinqiang Liu, Zhenyu Han, Hu Wang, Liu Hong
Digestive tract cancers (DTCs) is the most common malignant tumors in the world. Despite surgery and medical technology have witnessed the increasing development and sharp advancement in the past decade, DTCs remain a critical concern with high morbidity and mortality. Since a class of small noncoding RNAs termed miRNAs were identified several years ago, increasing studies have attempted to illustrate the relationship between the specific miRNAs dysregulated expression levels and the diseases phenotypic changes...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343842/leptin-resistance-was-involved-in-susceptibility-to-overweight-in-the-striped-hamster-re-fed-with-high-fat-diet
#14
Ying Zhao, Li-Bing Chen, Si-Si Mao, Hong-Xia Min, Jing Cao
Food restriction (FR) is the most commonly used intervention to prevent the overweight. However, the lost weight is usually followed by "compensatory growth" when FR ends, resulting in overweight. The present study was aimed to examining the behavior patterns and hormones mechanisms underpinning the over-weight. Energy budget and body fat content, and several endocrine markers related to leptin signals were examined in the striped hamsters under 20% FR refed by either low-fat diet (LF group) or high-fat diet (HF group)...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343757/the-early-conversion-of-deep-sea-wood-falls-into-chemosynthetic-hotspots-revealed-by-in-situ-monitoring
#15
D Kalenitchenko, E Péru, L Contreira Pereira, C Petetin, P E Galand, N Le Bris
Wood debris on the ocean floor harbor flourishing communities, which include invertebrate taxa thriving in sulfide-rich habitats belonging to hydrothermal vent and methane seep deep-sea lineages. The formation of sulfidic niches from digested wood material produced by woodborers has been known for a long time, but the temporal dynamics and sulfide ranges encountered on wood falls remains unknown. Here, we show that wood falls are converted into sulfidic hotpots, before the colonization by xylophagaid bivalves...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343251/effects-of-the-isoflavone-genistein-in-early-life-stages-of-the-senegalese-sole-solea-senegalensis-role-of-the-survivin-and-proliferation-versus-apoptosis-pathways
#16
Carmen Sarasquete, María Úbeda-Manzanaro, Juan B Ortiz-Delgado
BACKGROUND: Phytochemical flavonoids are widely distributed in the environment and are derived from many anthropogenic activities. The isoflavone genistein is a naturally occurring compound found in soya products that are habitual constituents of the aquafeeds. This isoflavone possesses oestrogenic biological activity and also apoptotic properties. The present study has been performed to determine the effects of the genistein in the early life stages of the flatfish Senegalese sole during the first month of larval life, and it is focused especially at the metamorphosis, analysing the expression transcript levels and the immunohistochemical protein patterns implicated in the cell proliferation and apoptosis pathways (proliferation cellular/PCNA, anti-apoptosis Survivin/BIRC-5, death receptors/Fas, and Caspases)...
January 17, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342350/real-time-monitoring-of-chemical-changes-in-three-kinds-of-fermented-milk-products-during-fermentation-using-quantitative-difference-nmr-spectroscopy
#17
Yi Lu, Hiroto Ishikawa, Yeondae Kwon, Fangyu Hu, Takuya Miyakawa, Masaru Tanokura
Fermented milk products are rising in popularity throughout the world because of their health benefits, including improving digestion, normalizing the function of the immune system, and aiding in weight management. This study applies an in situ quantitative NMR method to monitor chemical changes in three kinds of fermented milk products, Bulgarian yogurt, Caspian Sea yogurt and kefir, during fermentation. As a result, the concentration changes in nine organic compounds, α/β-lactose, α/β-galactose, lactic acid, citrate, ethanol, lecithin, and creatine, were monitored in real time...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342262/preliminary-study-of-1940-nm-thulium-laser-usage-in-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia
#18
J Liu, Y Jiao, Y Niu, L Yu, M Ji, S Zhang
Esophageal achalasia is a type of motility disorder characterized by incomplete relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and absence of esophageal peristalsis. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a new treatment option for achalasia that is less invasive, more effective, and safe as compared to surgery. High-frequency electrotome is commonly used in POEM, but takes longer time to make the tunnel in the esophagus and causes many complications. The thulium laser decreases the risk of bleeding and perforation in endoscopy but has not been reported in digestive diseases, especially in POEM...
January 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341931/bioinspired-capsules-based-on-nanocellulose-xyloglucan-and-pectin-the-influence-of-capsule-wall-composition-on-permeability-properties
#19
T Paulraj, A V Riazanova, A J Svagan
Materials based on renewable biopolymers, selective permeability and stimuli-responsive release/loading properties play an important role in biomedical applications. Here, in order to mimic the plant primary cell-wall, microcapsules have been fabricated using cell wall polysaccharides, namely pectin, xyloglucan and cellulose nanofibers. For the first time, a large amount of xyloglucan was successfully included in such capsules. These capsules demonstrated stimuli-responsive (ON/OFF) permeability and biocompatibility...
January 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341867/genetic-and-microbiome-influence-on-lipid-metabolism-and-dyslipidemia
#20
Maria Matey Hernandez, Frances Mk Mk Williams, Tilly Potter, Ana M Valdes, Tim Spector, Cristina Menni
Disruption in the metabolism of lipids is broadly classified under dyslipidemias and relate to the concentration of lipids in the blood. Dyslipidemia is a predictor of cardio-metabolic disease including obesity. Traditionally, the large inter-individual variation has been related to genetic factors and diet. Genome-wide association studies have identified over 150 loci related to abnormal lipid levels, explaining approximately 40% of the total variation. Part of the unexplained variance has been attributed to environmental factors including diet, but the extent of the dietary contribution remains unquantified...
December 20, 2017: Physiological Genomics
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