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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223071/bioactive-potential-of-silica-coatings-and-its-effect-on-the-adhesion-of-proteins-to-titanium-implants
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F Romero-Gavilan, N Araújo-Gomes, A M Sánchez-Pérez, I García-Arnáez, F Elortza, M Azkargorta, J J Martín de Llano, C Carda, M Gurruchaga, J Suay, I Goñi
There is an ever-increasing need to develop dental implants with ideal characteristics to achieve specific and desired biological response in the scope of improve the healing process post-implantation. Following that premise, enhancing and optimizing titanium implants through superficial treatments, like silica sol-gel hybrid coatings, are regarded as a route of future research in this area. These coatings change the physicochemical properties of the implant, ultimately affecting its biological characteristics...
December 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222853/stemazole-promotes-survival-and-preserves-stemness-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Ying Sun, Xiaoyan Zhang, Huajun Li, Shasha Xu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinan Liu, Mei Han, Jinhua Wen
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are extremely delicate, and survive poorly under suboptimal culture conditions, severely restricting long-term studies and practical applications. Thus, a protective agent that promotes stem cell survival is urgently needed. In this study, we evaluated the protective effects of stemazole in single-cell and starved hESC cultures. Colony formation was quantified by alkaline phosphatase and immunofluorescence staining, while apoptosis was assessed by flow cytometry and TUNEL assay...
December 8, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222842/kinetic-characterisation-of-wild-type-and-mutant-human-thioredoxin-glutathione-reductase-defines-its-reaction-and-regulatory-mechanisms
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Christina Brandstaedter, Karin Fritz-Wolf, Stine Weder, Marina Fischer, Beate Hecker, Stefan Rahlfs, Katja Becker
In most cells the thioredoxin (Trx) and glutathione systems are essentially involved in maintaining redox homeostasis. The selenoprotein thioredoxin glutathione reductase (TGR) is a hybrid enzyme in which a glutaredoxin (Grx) domain is linked to a thioredoxin reductase (TrxR). Notably, the protein is also capable of reducing glutathione disulfide (GSSG) thus representing an important link between the two redox systems. In this study, we recombinantly produced human TGR (hTGR wild type) by fusing its open reading frame with a bacterial SECIS element and co-expressing the construct in E...
December 8, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222615/knockdown-expression-of-il-10r%C3%AE-gene-inhibits-prrsv-replication-and-elevates-immune-responses-in-pbmcs-of-tibetan-pig-in-vitro
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Yihui Chen, Ye Wang, Kai Zeng, Yun-Feng Lei, Xiao-Hui Chen, San-Cheng Ying, Xue-Bin Lv, Zezhou Wang, Rong Gao
Increase of interleukin-10 (IL-10) induced by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) infection has been intensely studied to inhibit the anti-viral responses of host pigs. Blockade of expression of IL-10 receptor (IL-10R) by RNA interference (RNAi) may relieve the immunosuppression caused by excessive IL-10 in PRRSV infection. The recombinant short hairpin expressing plasmid targeted to pig IL-10Rα was transfected into peripheral blood mononuclear cells of Tibetan pig (Tp-PBMCs) prior to PRRSV inoculation, then the replication of PRRSV and immune responses in Tp-PBMCs were evaluated...
December 8, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222419/probenecid-arrests-the-progression-of-pronounced-clinical-symptoms-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Nadine Hainz, Sandra Wolf, Artjom Beck, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Thomas Tschernig, Carola Meier
While it has been established that Probenecid (PBN) prevents the onset of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice, it is not clear whether it has any effect on already manifest EAE. The aim of this study was therefore to analyze the therapeutic effect of PBN in pronounced EAE. Mice with manifest clinical symptoms of EAE were either treated with PBN or solvent for 20 days, or they were left untreated. The clinical symptoms were monitored daily. Inflammation, demyelination and oligodendrocyte numbers were determined in the spinal cord...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222285/five-lessons-learned-about-long-term-pain-management-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Joshua J Field
Chronic pain affects one-half of adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). Despite the prevalence of chronic pain, few studies have been performed to determine the best practices for this patient population. Although the pathophysiology of chronic pain in SCD may be different from other chronic pain syndromes, many of the guidelines outlined in the pain literature and elsewhere are applicable; some were consensus-adopted in the 2014 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute SCD Guidelines. Recommended practices, such as controlled substance agreements and monitoring of urine, may seem unnecessary or counterproductive to hematologists...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222257/is-molecular-remission-the-goal-of-multiple-myeloma-therapy
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REVIEW
Faith E Davies
The increased number of effective therapies and the wider use of combinations that give deeper remissions have resulted in a reassessment of the goals of myeloma therapy. With the advent of new therapeutic strategies and diagnostic tools, achievement of minimal residual disease (MRD)-negative status has become increasingly important, with some even considering it as the primary endpoint for therapy. The level of MRD that is aimed for is a continuous, rather than an absolute variable, with studies in both transplant-eligible and -noneligible patients showing that the level of MRD achieved is predictive of progression-free survival and overall survival, with an improvement in survival of approximately 1 year for each log-depletion in MRD level...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222072/heparan-sulfate-potentiates-leukocyte-adhesion-on-cardiac-fibroblast-by-enhantcing-vcam-1-and-icam-1-expression
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Francisco Olivares-Silva, Rodolfo Landaeta, Pablo Aránguiz, Samir Bolivar, Claudio Humeres, Renatto Anfossi, Raúl Vivar, Pía Boza, Claudia Muñoz, Viviana Pardo-Jiménez, Concepción Peiró, Carlos F Sánchez-Ferrer, Guillermo Díaz-Araya
Cardiac fibroblasts (CF) act as sentinel cells responding to chemokines, cytokines and growth factors released in cardiac tissue in cardiac injury events, such as myocardial infarction (MI). Cardiac injury involves the release of various damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) including heparan sulfate (HS), a constituent of the extracellular matrix (ECM), through the TLR4 receptor activation triggering a strong inflammatory response, inducing leukocytes recruitment. This latter cells are responsible of clearing cell debris and releasing cytokines that promote CF differentiation to myofibroblast (CMF), thus initiating scar formation...
December 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221989/differential-targeting-of-membrane-lipid-domains-by-caffeic-acid-and-its-ester-derivatives
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Hugo A L Filipe, Carla Sousa, Joaquim T Marquês, Diogo Vila-Viçosa, António de Granada Flor, Ana S Viana, M Soledade C S Santos, Miguel Machuqueiro, Rodrigo F M de Almeida
Phenolic acids have been associated to a wide range of important health benefits underlain by a common molecular mechanism of action. Considering that significant membrane permeation is prevented by their hydrophilic character, we hypothesize that their main effects result from the interplay with cell membrane surface. This hypothesis was tested using the paradigmatic caffeic acid (CA) and two of its ester derivatives, rosmarinic (RA) and chlorogenic (CGA) acids, for which we predict, based on molecular dynamics simulations, a shallow location in phospholipid bilayers dependent on the protonation-state...
December 5, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221882/effective-inhibition-of-cbf-14-against-cryptococcus-neoformans-infection-in-mice-and-its-related-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Changzhong Yu, Shanshan Wei, Xiaorong Han, Hanhan Liu, Mengxiao Wang, Meiling Jiang, Min Guo, Jie Dou, Changlin Zhou, Lingman Ma
Cbf-14 (RLLRKFFRKLKKSV), a designed peptide derived from cathelicidin family AMP, has proven to be potent against drug-resistant bacteria. In the present study, we investigated the anti-cryptococcal activity of Cbf-14 in vitro and in a pulmonary infection mouse model. Sensitivity test indicated that Cbf-14 possessed effective antifungal activity against Cryptococcus neoformans with an MIC of 4-16 µg/ml, and killing experiments showed that fungicidal activity was achieved after only 4 h treatment with Cbf-14 at 4× MIC concentrations in vitro...
December 5, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221802/inflammation-in-the-prediction-of-type-2-diabetes-and-hypertension-in-healthy-adults
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Ki-Chul Sung, Seungho Ryu, Joo-Wook Sung, Yong Bum Kim, Yu Sam Won, Dong Sik Cho, Sun H Kim, Alice Liu
BACKGROUND: While inflammation is associated with obesity and insulin resistance, their inter-relationships in the development of type 2 diabetes or hypertension are not clear. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate inflammatory markers in prediction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. METHODS: The study population of this retrospective cohort study consisted of individuals who participated in a comprehensive health screening program with measurement of white blood cell count and C-reactive protein from 2002-2010 (N = 96,606) in nondiabetic and normotensive Koreans...
December 5, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221794/glp-1-action-in-the-mouse-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis
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Diana L Williams, Nicole A Lilly, Ian J Edwards, Pallas Yao, James E Richards, Stefan Trapp
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) injected into the brain reduces food intake. Similarly, activation of preproglucagon (PPG) cells in the hindbrain which synthesize GLP-1, reduces food intake. However, it is far from clear whether this happens because of satiety, nausea, reduced reward, or even stress. Here we explore the role of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), an area involved in feeding control as well as stress responses, in GLP-1 responses. Using cre-expressing mice we visualized projections of NTS PPG neurons and GLP-1R-expressing BNST cells with AAV-driven Channelrhodopsin-YFP expression...
December 5, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221668/sumoylation-of-smad-4-ameliorates-the-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-osteoblasts
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Dianhui Xiu, Zongqiang Wang, Lu Cui, Jinlan Jiang, Haishan Yang, Guifeng Liu
Oxidative stress-induced mitochondrial function and cell apoptosis to osteoblasts, plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of osteoporosis. However, mechanisms underlying such process remain not yet clear. We aims in this study to investigate a possible role of SMAD (the mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 4 (SMAD4) in the oxidative stress-induced apoptosis, in homo sapiens osteoblast hFOB1.19 cells. Results demonstrated that the treatment with more than 100μM H2O2 significantly downregulated the cellular viability, whereas markedly induced apoptosis in hFOB1...
December 5, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221621/-fertility-preservation-in-oncology
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REVIEW
Laure Chaput, Anne-Sophie Grémeau, Solène Vorilhon, Hanae Pons, Cécile Chabrot, Victoria Grèze, Jean-Luc Pouly, Florence Brugnon
Since the improvement of cancer diagnosis and treatment, survival rates of these patients increase. Gonadal damages are frequent consequences of cancer treatments with different evidence of impaired fertility. In this context, fertility preservation should be proposed to patients exposed to potentially gonadotoxic treatments. Different preservation approaches may be proposed depending on patient age, sex, cancer type and type of treatment. The indications of fertility preservation depend on sexual maturity...
December 5, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221580/mechanisms-of-allergen-immunotherapy-for-inhaled-allergens-and-predictive-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Mohamed H Shamji, Stephen R Durham
Allergen immunotherapy is effective in patients with IgE-dependent allergic rhinitis and asthma. When immunotherapy is given continuously for 3 years, there is persistent clinical benefit for several years after its discontinuation. This disease-modifying effect is both antigen-specific and antigen-driven. Clinical improvement is accompanied by decreases in numbers of effector cells in target organs, including mast cells, basophils, eosinophils, and type 2 innate lymphoid cells. Immunotherapy results in the production of blocking IgG/IgG4 antibodies that can inhibit IgE-dependent activation mediated through both high-affinity IgE receptors (FcεRI) on mast cells and basophils and low-affinity IgE receptors (FcεRII) on B cells...
December 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221492/elevated-serum-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-in-individuals-coinfected-with-hepatitis-b-and-hepatitis-d-virus-in-a-rural-settings-in-southwest-nigeria
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Lawrence Ehis Okoror, Ayodele Oluwaseun Ajayi, Oluwaseun Benjamin Ijalana
OBJECTIVE: Coinfection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) with hepatitis D virus (HDV) has being reported to increase severity of progression to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver cirrhosis (LC). Beta microglobulin (2βM) which is present on the surfaces of blood cells in acceptable levels is a tumor marker which may become elevated in disease conditions. This study hence observed the prevalence of HBV and HDV coinfection in a rural population and their 2βM concentration. RESULTS: Of the 368 samples, 66 (17...
December 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221178/cytotoxic-stress-induces-transfer-of-mitochondria-associated-human-endogenous-retroviral-rna-and-proteins-between-cancer-cells
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David Díaz-Carballo, Jacqueline Klein, Ali H Acikelli, Camilla Wilk, Sahitya Saka, Holger Jastrow, Gunther Wennemuth, Phillip Dammann, Urs Giger-Pabst, Veria Khosrawipour, Joachim Rassow, Mikalai Nienen, Dirk Strumberg
About 8 % of the human genome consists of human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs), which are relicts of ancient exogenous retroviral infections incurred during evolution. Although the majority of HERVs have functional gene defects or epigenetic modifications, many of them are still able to produce retroviral proteins that have been proposed to be involved in cellular transformation and cancer development. We found that, in chemo-resistant U87RETO glioblastoma cells, cytotoxic stress induced by etoposide promotes accumulation and large-scale fission of mitochondria, associated with the detection of HERV-WE1 (syncytin-1) and HERV-FRD1 (syncytin-2) in these organelles...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221134/a-trna-fragment-trf5-glu-regulates-bcar3-expression-and-proliferation-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Kun Zhou, Kevin W Diebel, Jon Holy, Andrew Skildum, Evan Odean, Douglas A Hicks, Brent Schotl, Juan E Abrahante, Monique A Spillman, Lynne T Bemis
Ovarian cancer is a complex disease marked by tumor heterogeneity, which contributes to difficulties in diagnosis and treatment. New molecular targets and better molecular profiles defining subsets of patients are needed. tRNA fragments (tRFs) offer a recently identified group of noncoding RNAs that are often as abundant as microRNAs in cancer cells. Initially their presence in deep sequencing data sets was attributed to the breakdown of mature tRNAs, however, it is now clear that they are actively generated and function in multiple regulatory events...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221130/development-and-cytotoxic-response-of-two-proliferative-mda-mb-231-and-non-proliferative-sum1315-three-dimensional-cell-culture-models-of-triple-negative-basal-like-breast-cancer-cell-lines
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Dubois Clémence, Dufour Robin, Daumar Pierre, Aubel Corinne, Szczepaniak Claire, Blavignac Christelle, Mounetou Emmanuelle, Penault-Llorca Frédérique, Mahchid Bamdad
Triple-Negative Basal-Like tumors, representing 15 to 20% of breast cancers, are very aggressive and with poor prognosis. Targeted therapies have been developed extensively in preclinical and clinical studies to open the way for new treatment strategies. The present study has focused on developing 3D cell cultures from SUM1315 and MDA-MB-231, two triple-negative basal-like (TNBL) breast cancer cell lines, using the liquid overlay technique. Extracellular matrix concentration, cell density, proliferation, cell viability, topology and ultrastructure parameters were determined...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220745/identification-and-characterization-of-six-peroxiredoxin-transcripts-from-mud-crab-scylla-paramamosain-the-first-evidence-of-peroxiredoxin-gene-family-in-crustacean-and-their-expression-profiles-under-biotic-and-abiotic-stresses
#20
Dan-Dan Tu, Yi-Lian Zhou, Wen-Bin Gu, Qi-Hui Zhu, Bin-Peng Xu, Zhong-Kai Zhou, Ze-Peng Liu, Cong Wang, Yu-Yin Chen, Miao-An Shu
The peroxiredoxins (Prxs) define a novel and evolutionarily conserved superfamily of peroxidases able to protect cells from oxidative damage by catalyzing the reduction of a wide range of cellular peroxides. Prxs have been identified in prokaryotes as well as in eukaryotes, however, the composition and number of Prxs family members vary in different species. In this study, six Prxs were firstly identified from the mud crab Scylla paramamosain by RT-PCR and RACE methods. Six SpPrxs can be subdivided into three classes: (a) three typical 2-Cys enzymes denominated as Prx1/2, 3, 4, (b) two atypical 2-Cys enzymes known as Prx5-1 and Prx5-2, and (c) a 1-Cys isoform named Prx6...
December 4, 2017: Molecular Immunology
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