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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328561/does-orientation-of-the-femoral-head-affect-acetabular-development-an-experimental-study-in-lamb
#1
Luis Moraleda, Christian Bravo, Francisco Forriol, Javier Albiñana
BACKGROUND: Derotational osteotomy of the proximal femur has proved to be effective in the treatment of residual acetabular dysplasia. However, the reason why this osteotomy is effective remains debatable. The purpose of this study is to investigate if an alteration of femoral head orientation affects acetabular growth. METHODS: A proximal femoral osteotomy was performed in 21 lambs aged 3 months: 5 varus osteotomies (110 degrees), 4 valgus osteotomies (150 degrees), and 12 derotation osteotomies...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325946/epigenetically-regulated-fibronectin-leucine-rich-transmembrane-protein-2-flrt2-shows-tumor-suppressor-activity-in-breast-cancer-cells
#2
Hansol Bae, Byungtak Kim, Hyunkyung Lee, Seungyeon Lee, Han-Sung Kang, Sun Jung Kim
To identify dysregulated genes by abnormal methylation and expression in breast cancer, we genome-wide analyzed methylation and expression microarray data from the Gene Expression Omnibus and the Cancer Genome Atlas database. One of the genes screened in silico, FLRT2, showed hypermethylation and downregulation in the cancer dataset and the association was verified both in cultured cell lines and cancer patients' tissue. To investigate the role of FLRT2 in breast cancer, its expression was knocked down and upregulated in mammary cell lines, and the effect was examined through three levels of approach: pathway analysis; cell activities such as proliferation, colony formation, migration, and adhesion; target gene expression...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325934/cordillera-zealandia-a-mesozoic-arc-flare-up-on-the-palaeo-pacific-gondwana-margin
#3
L A Milan, N R Daczko, G L Clarke
Two geochemically and temporally distinct components of the Mesozoic Zealandia Cordilleran arc indicate a shift from low to high Sr/Y whole rock ratios at c. 130 Ma. Recent mapping and a reappraisal of published Sr-Nd data combined with new in-situ zircon Hf isotope analyses supports a genetic relationship between the two arc components. A reappraisal of geophysical, geochemical and P-T estimates demonstrates a doubling in thickness of the arc to at least 80 km at c. 130 Ma. Contemporaneously, magmatic addition rates shifted from ~14 km(3)/my per km of arc to a flare-up involving ~100 km(3)/my per km of arc...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325051/bioavailability-of-immobilized-epidermal-growth-factor-covalent-versus-noncovalent-grafting
#4
Nesrine Riahi, Frederic Murschel, Sophie Lerouge, Yves Durocher, Olivier Henry, Gregory De Crescenzo
In an effort to rationalize and optimize an antiapoptotic coating combining chondroitin sulfate (CS) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) for vascular applications, the authors here report the comparison of two grafting strategies aiming to display EGF in an oriented fashion on CS. For that purpose, the authors produced, purified, and characterized a chimeric protein corresponding to EGF that was N-terminally fused to a cysteine and a coil peptide. The chimera was covalently immobilized via its free thiol group or captured via coiled-coil interactions at the surface of a biosensor or on a chondroitin sulfate coating in multiwell plates, mimicking the coating that was previously developed by them for stent-graft surfaces...
March 21, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323149/the-effect-of-tobramycin-incorporated-with-bismuth-ethanedithiol-loaded-on-niosomes-on-the-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm-formation-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#5
Faeze Mahdiun, Shahla Mansouri, Payam Khazaeli, Rasoul Mirzaei
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen, enable of causing infections especially in immunocompromised patients. Recently many isolates developed multiple drug resistance, resulting in treatment failure in serious infections. In this study, the effect of tobramycin incorporated with bismuth-ethanedithiol loaded on niosomes on the quorum sensing and biofilm production by P. aeruginosa was evaluated. Thin layer hydration method with cholesterol (30%), Span 40 and Tween 40 were used to make niosomes...
March 18, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323137/defects-in-chondrocyte-maturation-and-secondary-ossification-in-mouse-knee-joint-epiphyses-due-to-snorc-deficiency
#6
J Heinonen, F-P Zhang, C Surmann-Schmitt, S Honkala, M Stock, M Poutanen, A-M Säämänen
OBJECTIVE: The role of Snorc, a novel cartilage specific transmembrane proteoglycan, was studied during skeletal development using two Snorc knockout mouse models. Hypothesizing that Snorc, like the other transmembrane proteoglycans, may be a coreceptor, we also studied its interaction with growth factors. METHODS: Skeletal development was studied in wild type and Snorc knockout mice during postnatal development by whole mount staining, X-ray imaging, histomorphometry, immunohistochemistry and qRT-PCR...
March 17, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322389/alteration-of-pancreatic-carcinoma-and-promyeloblastic-cell-adhesion-in-liver-microvasculature-by-co-culture-of-hepatocytes-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-endothelial-cells-in-a-physiologically-relevant-model
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Mathieu Danoy, Marie Shinohara, Astia Rizki-Safitri, Dominique Collard, Vincent Senez, Yasuyuki Sakai
In vitro models of the liver microvasculature, especially with respect to cancer cell extravasation, should include not only endothelial and cancer cells but also surrounding cells to mimic the physiological situation. To this end, in the present study, we established a physiologically-relevant hierarchical co-culture model by stacking layers of primary rat hepatocytes (Hep), hepatic stellate cells embedded in collagen gel (LX-2) and endothelial cells (HUVECs) on a specially designed oxygen-permeable polydimethylsiloxane PDMS bottom plate...
March 21, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321408/novel-sequential-screening-and-enhanced-production-of-fibrinolytic-enzyme-by-bacillus-sp-ind12-using-response-surface-methodology-in-solid-state-fermentation
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Ponnuswamy Vijayaraghavan, P Rajendran, Samuel Gnana Prakash Vincent, Arumugaperumal Arun, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Oh Young Kwon, Young Ock Kim
Fibrinolytic enzymes have wide applications in clinical and waste treatment. Bacterial isolates were screened for fibrinolytic enzyme producing ability by skimmed milk agar plate using bromocresol green dye, fibrin plate method, zymography analysis, and goat blood clot lysis. After these sequential screenings, Bacillus sp. IND12 was selected for fibrinolytic enzyme production. Bacillus sp. IND12 effectively used cow dung for its growth and enzyme production (687 ± 6.5 U/g substrate). Further, the optimum bioprocess parameters were found out for maximum fibrinolytic enzyme production using cow dung as a low cost substrate under solid-state fermentation...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320945/three-dimensional-culture-system-identifies-a-new-mode-of-cetuximab-resistance-and-disease-relevant-genes-in-colorectal-cancer
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Cunxi Li, Bhuminder Singh, Ramona Graves-Deal, Haiting Ma, Alina Starchenko, William H Fry, Yuanyuan Lu, Yang Wang, Galina Bogatcheva, Mohseen P Khan, Ginger L Milne, Shilin Zhao, Gregory Daniel Ayers, Nenggan Li, Huaying Hu, Mary Kay Washington, Timothy J Yeatman, Oliver G McDonald, Qi Liu, Robert J Coffey
We previously reported that single cells from a human colorectal cancer (CRC) cell line (HCA-7) formed either hollow single-layered polarized cysts or solid spiky masses when plated in 3D in type-I collagen. To begin in-depth analyses into whether clonal cysts and spiky masses possessed divergent properties, individual colonies of each morphology were isolated and expanded. The lines thus derived faithfully retained their parental cystic and spiky morphologies and were termed CC (cystic) and SC (spiky), respectively...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320936/high-capacity-low-tortuosity-and-channel-guided-lithium-metal-anode
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Ying Zhang, Wei Luo, Chengwei Wang, Yiju Li, Chaoji Chen, Jianwei Song, Jiaqi Dai, Emily M Hitz, Shaomao Xu, Chunpeng Yang, Yanbin Wang, Liangbing Hu
Lithium metal anode with the highest capacity and lowest anode potential is extremely attractive to battery technologies, but infinite volume change during the Li stripping/plating process results in cracks and fractures of the solid electrolyte interphase, low Coulombic efficiency, and dendritic growth of Li. Here, we use a carbonized wood (C-wood) as a 3D, highly porous (73% porosity) conductive framework with well-aligned channels as Li host material. We discovered that molten Li metal can infuse into the straight channels of C-wood to form a Li/C-wood electrode after surface treatment...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319033/characterization-of-hierarchical-%C3%AE-moo-sub-3-sub-plates-toward-resistive-heating-synthesis-electrochemical-activity-of-%C3%AE-moo-sub-3-sub-pt-modified-electrode-toward-methanol-oxidation-in-neutral-ph
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Emanuela Filippo, Francesca Baldassarre, Marco Tepore, Maria Rachele Guascito, Daniela Chirizzi, Antonio Tepore
The growth of MoO<sub>3</sub> hierarchical plates was obtained by direct resistive heating of molybdenum foil at ambient pressure in absence of any catalysts and templates. Plates synthesized after 60 min resistive heating typically growth in an single-crystalline orthorhombic structure that develop preferentially in [001] direction, as characterized by HRTEM, SAD and Raman-scattering measurements. They are about 100-200nm in thickness and a few tens micrometers in length. As heating time proceeds to 80 min, plates of α-MoO<sub>3</sub> form a branched structure...
March 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318300/bacteria-from-wheat-and-cucurbit-plant-roots-metabolize-pahs-and-aromatic-root-exudates-implications-for-rhizodegradation
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Cairn S Ely, Barth F Smets
The chemical interaction between plants and bacteria in the root zone can lead to soil decontamination. Bacteria which degrade PAHs have been isolated from the rhizospheres of plant species with varied biological traits, however, it is not known what phytochemicals promote contaminant degradation. One monocot and two dicotyledon plants were grown in PAH-contaminated soil from a manufactured gas plant (MGP) site. A phytotoxicity assay confirmed greater soil decontamination in rhizospheres when compared to bulk soil controls...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317492/monoclonal-antibodies-production-against-a-40kda-band-of-hydatid-cyst-fluid
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Hossein Yousofi Darani, Behroz Ataei, Seyedeh Maryam Sharafi, Hedayat Shirzad
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hydatid cyst is the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. Hydatid cyst fluid, cyst membrane and Protoscolices, contain a complex mixture of antigens that can induce immune responses in the host. Anti-cancer properties of Protoscolices and hydatid cyst fluid has been shown. In order to identify antigens of hydatid cyst fluid that have anti-cancer effect, in this study production of monoclonal antibodies against one of the hydatid cyst fluid band (40KDa) has been investigated...
March 17, 2017: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317006/proteomic-data-on-enzyme-secretion-and-activity-in-the-bacterium-chitinophaga-pinensis
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Johan Larsbrink, Tina R Tuveng, Phillip B Pope, Vincent Bulone, Vincent G H Eijsink, Harry Brumer, Lauren S McKee
The secretion of carbohydrate-degrading enzymes by a bacterium sourced from a softwood forest environment has been investigated by mass spectrometry. The findings are discussed in full in the research article "Proteomic insights into mannan degradation and protein secretion by the forest floor bacterium Chitinophaga pinensis" in Journal of Proteomics by Larsbrink et al. ([1], doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2017.01.003). The bacterium was grown on three carbon sources (glucose, glucomannan, and galactomannan) which are likely to be nutrient sources or carbohydrate degradation products found in its natural habitat...
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316949/evaluation-of-the-role-of-probiotics-in-endodontic-treatment-a-preliminary-study
#15
Aarti Bohora, Sharad Kokate
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The principal goal of endodontics is the prevention of periapical infection. Acute and chronic apical periodontitis occur due to the persistence of pathogenic microorganisms such as Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans harboring the root canal systems of the teeth. The concept of the use of probiotics in addressing endodontic disease is new and has not been studied adequately. On the basis of the success of probiotics in periodontal treatment, this preliminary work was performed (a) to evaluate the antibacterial efficacy of probiotics against common endodontic pathogens, i...
January 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315928/boosting-the-growth-of-the-probiotic-strain-lactobacillus-paracasei-ssp-paracasei-f19
#16
Desideria Brignone, Pia Radmann, Jürgen Behr, Rudi F Vogel
Single so-called booster substances were added to the fermentation medium of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus (L.) paracasei ssp. paracasei F19 to enhance its growth. A wide screening was carried out in microtiter plates and a statistical analysis of the growth parameters was performed. CFU counts were used to correlate the increase in OD590nm with the increase in viable cell number. Sodium ascorbate, sodium pyruvate, manganese sulfate and cysteine had a remarkable boosting effect on the growth of L. paracasei F19...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315225/the-use-of-a-semi-automated-system-to-measure-mouse-natural-killer-t-nkt-cell-activation-by-lipid-loaded-dendritic-cells
#17
Ashfaq Ghumra, Marcos Alcocer
Cell-based assays are widely used in all aspects of research ranging from understanding basic biological function to identifying compounds for disease intervention. Immortalized cell lines have been ideal components of these assays due to the low cost of growth, easy maintenance, and the ability to obtain homogenous cell populations. Like other molecular assays, cell-based systems have been automated to reduce experimental error. Complex lipids are now recognized as important components of the allergic response, the study of the interaction between NKTs and lipid-activated DCs opens a new perspective into the intrinsic allergenicity of proteins...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314909/localization-of-dynamin-related-protein-1-and-its-potential-role-in-lamellipodia-formation
#18
Youhwa Jo, Hyo Min Cho, Woong Sun, Jae Ryun Ryu
Dynamin-related protein1 (Drp1) plays an essential role in mitochondrial fission: Cytosolic Drp1 is translocated to the mitochondria upon stimulus, and oligomerized Drp1 constricts mitochondria by aid of actin filaments. Drp1 completes the fission process with GTP hydrolysis by its own GTPase activity. The importance of actin filament and its interaction with Drp1 in the mitochondrial fission process have been demonstrated. In this study, we found that Drp1 is enriched in the actin-rich leading edge of lamellipodia of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) wherein mitochondria or peroxisomes are absent...
March 17, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304100/cartilage-specific-autophagy-deficiency-promotes-er-stress-and-impairs-chondrogenesis-in-perk-atf4-chop-dependent-manner
#19
Xiaomin Kang, Wei Yang, Dongxu Feng, Xinxin Jin, Zhengmin Ma, Zhuang Qian, Tianping Xie, Huixia Li, Jiali Liu, Ruiqi Wang, Fang Li, Danhui Li, Hongzhi Sun, Shufang Wu
Autophagy is activated during nutritionally depleted or hypoxic conditions to facilitate cell survival. As growth plate is an avascular and hypoxic tissue, autophagy may have a crucial role during chondrogenesis, however the functional role and underlying mechanism of autophagy in regulation of growth plate remains elusive. In this study, we generated (TamCart) Atg7(-/-) (Atg7cKO) mice to explore the role of autophagy during endochondral ossification. Atg7cKO mice exhibited growth retardation associated with reduced chondrocyte proliferation, differentiation and increased chondrocyte apoptosis...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299749/osmotic-stress-in-colony-and-planktonic-cells-of-pseudomonas-putida-mt-2-revealed-significant-differences-in-adaptive-response-mechanisms
#20
Nancy Hachicho, Astrid Birnbaum, Hermann J Heipieper
Planktonic cells and those grown on surfaces (or as colony biofilm) are known to show significant differences regarding growth behavior, cell physiology, gene expression and stress tolerance. In order to compare stress behavior of different growth forms, shake cultures for planktonic growth and agar plate cultivation for colony growth, were carried out with the well investigated model organism, Pseudomonas putida mt-2. Cells were exposed to sodium chloride to cause osmotic stress as one main environmental stressor bacteria have to cope with when growing in soil...
December 2017: AMB Express
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