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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036938/reactive-oxygen-species-and-nox-enzymes-are-emerging-as-key-players-in-cutaneous-wound-repair
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Dominik André-Lévigne, Ali Modarressi, Michael S Pepper, Brigitte Pittet-Cuénod
Our understanding of the role of oxygen in cell physiology has evolved from its long-recognized importance as an essential factor in oxidative metabolism to its recognition as an important player in cell signaling. With regard to the latter, oxygen is needed for the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which regulate a number of different cellular functions including differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and contraction. Data specifically concerning the role of ROS-dependent signaling in cutaneous wound repair are very limited, especially regarding wound contraction...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036909/diabetes-induced-dysfunction-of-mitochondria-and-stem-cells-in-skeletal-muscle-and-the-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Shin Fujimaki, Tomoko Kuwabara
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common metabolic diseases spread all over the world, which results in hyperglycemia caused by the breakdown of insulin secretion or insulin action or both. Diabetes has been reported to disrupt the functions and dynamics of mitochondria, which play a fundamental role in regulating metabolic pathways and are crucial to maintain appropriate energy balance. Similar to mitochondria, the functions and the abilities of stem cells are attenuated under diabetic condition in several tissues...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036645/genomic-and-transcriptomic-compilation-of-chloroplast-ionic-transporters-of-physcomitrella-patens-study-of-nhad-transporters-in-na-and-k-homeostasis
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Nancy Ruiz-Lau, Ángela Sáez, Mónica Lanza, Begoña Benito
K+ is widely used by plant cells, whereas Na+ can easily reach toxic levels during plant growth, which typically occurs in saline environments; however, the effects and functions in the chloroplast have been only roughly estimated. Traditionally, the occurrence of ionic fluxes across the chloroplast envelope or the thylakoid membranes has been mostly deduced from physiological measurements or from knowledge of chloroplast metabolism. However, many of the proteins involved in these fluxes have not yet been characterized...
October 3, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036637/examining-the-contribution-of-cell-wall-polysaccharides-to-the-mechanical-properties-of-apple-parenchyma-tissue-using-exogenous-enzymes
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Pauline Videcoq, Adelin Barbacci, Carole Assor, Vincent Magnenet, Olivier Arnould, Sophie Le Gall, Marc Lahaye
The viscoelastic mechanical properties of water-rich plant tissues are fundamental for many aspects of organ physiology and plant functioning. These properties are determined partly by the water in cellular vacuole and partly by the mechanical properties of the cell wall, the latter varying according to the composition and organization of its polysaccharides. In this study, relationships between the viscoelastic properties of apple cortex parenchyma tissue and cell wall pectin, hemicelluloses, and cellulose structures were studied by infusing the tissue with selected sets of purified enzymes in a controlled osmoticum...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036567/extra-pituitary-expressed-fsh-is-it-physiologically-important
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Anushka Jayaraman, T Rajendra Kumar
Pituitary gonadotropes synthesize and secrete follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH is a heterodimer that consists of an α-and a β-subunit. The α - subunit is common to other pituitary and placental glycoprotein hormones and the β-subunit is the hormone/receptor specific subunit. Although the pituitary is the main tissue that accounts for circulating hormone, previous and recent reports indicate extra-pituitary sources of FSH production including mouse gonads, human stomach, prostate, umbilical cord vein endothelial cells, uterine myometrium, placenta and chicken abdominal adipose tissue...
September 20, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036488/morphological-physiological-and-ultrastructural-changes-in-flower-explain-the-spatio-temporal-emission-of-scent-volatiles-in-polianthes-tuberosa-l
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Saborni Maiti, Adinpunya Mitra
Tuberose or Polianthes tuberosa L. is a horticultural crop of tropical origin, widely cultivated for its adorable and intense floral fragrance in the evening. Here an investigation was made on the physiological and cell biological aspects of floral scent biosynthesis, tissue localization and emission that have not previously been examined. Volatiles collected from floral headspace were analysed through GC-MS for identification of individual compounds and elucidation of emission patterns. Transcripts accumulation and the amount of active enzyme were measured to understand the enzymatic route of scent volatiles biosynthesis...
September 22, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036200/the-effect-of-the-pathological-v72i-d109n-and-t190m-missense-mutations-on-the-molecular-structure-of-%C3%AE-dystroglycan
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Sonia Covaceuszach, Manuela Bozzi, Maria Giulia Bigotti, Francesca Sciandra, Petr V Konarev, Andrea Brancaccio, Alberto Cassetta
Dystroglycan (DG) is a highly glycosylated protein complex that links the cytoskeleton with the extracellular matrix, mediating fundamental physiological functions such as mechanical stability of tissues, matrix organization and cell polarity. A crucial role in the glycosylation of the DG α subunit is played by its own N-terminal region that is required by the glycosyltransferase LARGE. Alteration in this O-glycosylation deeply impairs the high affinity binding to other extracellular matrix proteins such as laminins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036118/color-opponency-tutorial
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Steven K Shevell, Paul R Martin
In dialogue, two color scientists introduce the topic of color opponency, as seen from the viewpoints of color appearance (psychophysics) and measurement of nerve cell responses (physiology). Points of difference as well as points of convergence between these viewpoints are explained. Key experiments from the psychophysical and physiological literature are covered in detail to help readers from these two broad fields understand each other's work.
July 1, 2017: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035909/dysregulated-myelopoiesis-and-hematopoietic-function-following-acute-physiologic-insult
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Tyler J Loftus, Alicia M Mohr, Lyle L Moldawer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe recent findings in the context of previous work regarding dysregulated myelopoiesis and hematopoietic function following an acute physiologic insult, focusing on the expansion and persistence of myeloid-deriver suppressor cells, the deterioration of lymphocyte number and function, and the inadequacy of stress erythropoiesis. RECENT FINDINGS: Persistent myeloid-derived suppressor cell (MDSC) expansion among critically ill septic patients is associated with T-cell suppression, vulnerability to nosocomial infection, chronic critical illness, and poor long-term functional status...
October 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035833/vanillic-acid-attenuates-effects-of-transient-bilateral-common-carotid-occlusion-and-reperfusion-in-rats
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Seyed Esmaeil Khoshnam, Alireza Sarkaki, Layasadat Khorsandi, William Winlow, Mohammad Badavi, Hadi Fathi Moghaddam, Yaghoob Farbooda
Cerebral hypoperfusion induced by transient bilateral common carotid arteries occlusion (tBCCAO), is associated with deleterious alterations in several physiological parameters of the animals. This study aims to investigate the effects of vanillic acid (VA) on memory impairment, locomotion and exploratory deficits, as well as histological and hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP) injuries induced by tBCCAO procedure followed by reperfusion (BCCAO/R) in rats. Adult male Wistar rats (250-300g) were divided randomly into four groups: Sham-Operated group "Sham"; Vehicle+BCCAO/R group "BCCAO/R"; Vehicle+ Vanillic acid group "VA"; VA (100mg/kg) +BCCAO/R group "VA +BCCAO/R"...
October 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035676/the-molecular-mechanism-and-neuroprotective-effect-of-dihydrocapsaicin-induced-mild-hypothermia-after-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rats
#11
Xiaopeng Zhong, Xiujuan Wang, Fei Fei, ManCui Zhang, Po Ding, Shiwu Zhang
To investigate the molecular mechanism of dihydrocapsaicin (DHC)-induced mild hypothermia in rats, and to compare its protective effect on the central nervous system with that of a conventional method of inducing hypothermia, 24 healthy male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups based on the following conditions: control group, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) group, body surface cooling group, and DHC group. Tracheal clipping was used to mimic asphyxia arrest. Rats were assessed for their neurological deficit scores...
October 16, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035553/construction-of-antithrombotic-tissue-engineered-blood-vessel-via-reduced-graphene-oxide-based-dual-enzyme-biomimetic-cascade
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Da Huo, Ge Liu, Yanzhao Li, Yuxin Wang, Ge Guan, Mingcan Yang, Keyu Wei, Jingyuan Yang, Lingqin Zeng, Gang Li, Wen Zeng, Chuhong Zhu
Thrombosis is one of the biggest obstacles in the clinical application of small-diameter tissue-engineered blood vessels (TEBVs). The implantation of an unmodified TEBV will lead to platelet aggregation and further activation of the coagulation cascade, in which the high concentration of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) that is released by platelets plays an important role. Inspired by the phenomenon that endothelial cells continuously generate endogenous antiplatelet substances via enzymatic reactions, we designed a reduced graphene oxide (RGO) based dual-enzyme biomimetic cascade to successively convert ADP into adenosine monophosphate (AMP) and AMP into adenosine...
October 16, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035513/when-heterotrimeric-g-proteins-are-not-activated-by-g-protein-coupled-receptors-structural-insights-and-evolutionary-conservation
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Vincent DiGiacomo, Arthur Marivin, Mikel Garcia-Marcos
Heterotrimeric G proteins are signal-transducing switches conserved across eukaryotes. In humans, they work as critical mediators of intercellular communication in the context of virtually any physiological process. While G protein regulation by G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) is well-established and has received much attention, it has become recently evident that heterotrimeric G proteins can also be activated by cytoplasmic proteins. However, this alternative mechanism of G protein regulation remains far less studied than GPCR-mediated signaling...
October 16, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035507/sequential-delivery-of-doxorubicin-and-zoledronic-acid-to-breast-cancer-cells-by-cb-7-modified-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Farah Benyettou, Marwa Alhashimi, Matthew O'Connor, Renu Pasricha, Jérémy Brandel, Hassan Trabousli, Javed Mazher, John-Carl Olsen, Ali Trabolsi
Drug-loaded magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized and used for the sequential delivery of the anti-resorptive agent zoledronic acid (Zol) and the cytotoxic drug doxorubicin (Dox) to breast cancer cells (MCF-7). Zol was attached to bare iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) via phosphonate coordination to form Z-NPs. The unbound imidazole of Zol was then used to complex the organic macrocycle CB[7] to obtain CZ-NPs. Dox was then complexed to the CZ-NPs to form the fully loaded particles (DCZ-NPs), which were stable in solution at 37 ºC and physiological pH (7...
October 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035405/visible-light-mediated-cleavage-of-polymer-chains-under-physiological-conditions-via-quinone-photoreduction-and-trimethyl-lock
#15
Vinh X Truong, Fanyi Li, Francesca Ercole, John S Forsythe
We introduce a click and visible-light triggered unclick approach via thio-bromo reaction and hydroquinone photoreduction/trimethyl lock cleavage for polymer modifications. Both reactions can be carried out in water and at ambient temperature, enabling preparation of bioorthogonal hydrogels for encapsulation and controlled release of various cells.
October 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035383/extracellular-nme-proteins-a-player-or-a-bystander
#16
Patrizia Romani, Marilena Ignesti, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Tien Hsu, Valeria Cavaliere
The Nm23/NME gene family has been under intensive study since Nm23H1/NME1 was identified as the first metastasis suppressor. Inverse correlation between the expression levels of NME1/2 and prognosis has indeed been demonstrated in different tumor cohorts. Interestingly, the presence of NME proteins in the extracellular environment in normal and tumoral conditions has also been noted. In many reported cases, however, these extracellular NME proteins exhibit anti-differentiation or oncogenic functions, contradicting their canonical anti-metastatic action...
October 16, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035355/sequential-bottom-up-assembly-of-mechanically-stabilized-synthetic-cells-by-microfluidics
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Marian Weiss, Johannes Patrick Frohnmayer, Lucia Theresa Benk, Barbara Haller, Jan-Willi Janiesch, Thomas Heitkamp, Michael Börsch, Rafael B Lira, Rumiana Dimova, Reinhard Lipowsky, Eberhard Bodenschatz, Jean-Christophe Baret, Tanja Vidakovic-Koch, Kai Sundmacher, Ilia Platzman, Joachim P Spatz
Compartments for the spatially and temporally controlled assembly of biological processes are essential towards cellular life. Synthetic mimics of cellular compartments based on lipid-based protocells lack the mechanical and chemical stability to allow their manipulation into a complex and fully functional synthetic cell. Here, we present a high-throughput microfluidic method to generate stable, defined sized liposomes termed 'droplet-stabilized giant unilamellar vesicles (dsGUVs)'. The enhanced stability of dsGUVs enables the sequential loading of these compartments with biomolecules, namely purified transmembrane and cytoskeleton proteins by microfluidic pico-injection technology...
October 16, 2017: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035351/rebalancing-%C3%AE-amyloid-induced-decrease-of-atp-level-by-amorphous-nano-micro-polyphosphate-suppression-of-the-neurotoxic-effect-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-protein-fragment-25-35
#18
Werner E G Müller, Shunfeng Wang, Maximilian Ackermann, Meik Neufurth, Renate Steffen, Egherta Mecja, Rafael Muñoz-Espí, Qingling Feng, Heinz C Schröder, Xiaohong Wang
Morbus Alzheimer neuropathology is characterized by an impaired energy homeostasis of brain tissue. We present an approach towards a potential therapy of Alzheimer disease based on the high-energy polymer inorganic polyphosphate (polyP), which physiologically occurs both in the extracellular and in the intracellular space. Rat pheochromocytoma (PC) 12 cells, as well as rat primary cortical neurons were exposed to the Alzheimer peptide Aβ25-35. They were incubated in vitro with polyphosphate (polyP); ortho-phosphate was used as a control...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035306/platelet-endothelial-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-and-oligodendrogenesis-significance-in-alcohol-use-disorders
#19
REVIEW
Chitra D Mandyam, Emmanuel G Villalpando, Noah L Steiner, Leon W Quach, McKenzie J Fannon, Sucharita S Somkuwar
Alcoholism is a chronic relapsing disorder with few therapeutic strategies that address the core pathophysiology. Brain tissue loss and oxidative damage are key components of alcoholism, such that reversal of these phenomena may help break the addictive cycle in alcohol use disorder (AUD). The current review focuses on platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1 (PECAM-1), a key modulator of the cerebral endothelial integrity and neuroinflammation, and a targetable transmembrane protein whose interaction within AUD has not been well explored...
October 16, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035280/adipocyte-cannabinoid-receptor-cb1-regulates-energy-homeostasis-and-alternatively-activated-macrophages
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Inigo Ruiz de Azua, Giacomo Mancini, Raj Kamal Srivastava, Alejandro Aparisi Rey, Pierre Cardinal, Laura Tedesco, Cristina Maria Zingaretti, Antonia Sassmann, Carmelo Quarta, Claudia Schwitter, Andrea Conrad, Nina Wettschureck, V Kiran Vemuri, Alexandros Makriyannis, Jens Hartwig, Maria Mendez-Lago, Laura Bindila, Krisztina Monory, Antonio Giordano, Saverio Cinti, Giovanni Marsicano, Stefan Offermanns, Enzo Nisoli, Uberto Pagotto, Daniela Cota, Beat Lutz
Dysregulated adipocyte physiology leads to imbalanced energy storage, obesity, and associated diseases, imposing a costly burden on current health care. Cannabinoid receptor type-1 (CB1) plays a crucial role in controlling energy metabolism through central and peripheral mechanisms. In this work, adipocyte-specific inducible deletion of the CB1 gene (Ati-CB1-KO) was sufficient to protect adult mice from diet-induced obesity and associated metabolic alterations and to reverse the phenotype in already obese mice...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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