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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166705/comprehensive-analysis-of-nine-monoamines-and-metabolites-in-small-amounts-of-peripheral-murine-c57bl-6j-tissues
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Joachim Nagler, Sonja C Schriever, Meri De Angelis, Paul T Pfluger, Karl-Werner Schramm
Monoamines, acting as hormones and neurotransmitters, play a critical role in multiple physiological processes ranging from cognitive function and mood to sympathetic nervous system activity, fight-or-flight response, or glucose homeostasis. In addition to brain and blood, monoamines are abundant in several tissues, and dysfunction in their synthesis or signaling is associated with various pathological conditions. It was our goal to develop a method to detect these compounds in peripheral murine tissues. In this study, we employed a high performance liquid chromatography method using electrochemical detection that allows not only detecting the catecholamines but a detailed analysis of nine monoamines and metabolites in murine tissues...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166700/dlp1-dependent-mitochondrial-fragmentation-and-redistribution-mediate-prion-associated-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-neuronal-death
#2
Chaosi Li, Di Wang, Wei Wu, Wei Yang, Syed Zahid Ali Shah, Ying Zhao, Yuhan Duan, Lu Wang, Xiangmei Zhou, Deming Zhao, Lifeng Yang
Mitochondrial malfunction is a universal and critical step in the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative diseases including prion diseases. Dynamin-like protein 1 (DLP1) is one of the key regulators of mitochondrial fission. In this study, we investigated the role of DLP1 in mitochondrial fragmentation and dysfunction in neurons using in vitro and in vivo prion disease models. Mitochondria became fragmented and redistributed from axons to soma, correlated with increased mitochondrial DLP1 expression in murine primary neurons (N2a cells) treated with the prion peptide PrP(106-126) in vitro as well as in prion strain-infected hamster brain in vivo...
November 22, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166684/-implantation-of-a-modular-distal-femoral-replacement-with-compressive-osseointegration-as-a-salvage-procedure-in-a-complex-femoral-posttraumatic-setting
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Anna Janine Schreiner, Peter Marten de Zwart, Christian Arnscheidt, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs
Background Large bone defects and losses play a crucial role in both tumour surgery and in complex primary and revision total knee replacement. The established options of cemented or uncemented long intramedullary stems are limited by large bone defects and are at risk from relatively high exposure to aseptic loosening. There is no general valid agreement on implant fixation of the distal femur. A further option is the cementless fixation method with compressive osseointegration, based on the so-called Wolff law of bone remodelling...
November 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166650/feeding-induced-changes-in-allatostatin-a-and-short-neuropeptide-f-in-the-antennal-lobes-affect-odor-mediated-host-seeking-in-the-yellow-fever-mosquito-aedes-aegypti
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Peter Christ, Anna Reifenrath, Jörg Kahnt, Frank Hauser, Sharon Rose Hill, Joachim Schachtner, Rickard Ignell
Aedes aegypti is a model species in which the endogenous regulation of odor-mediated host seeking behavior has received some attention. Sugar feeding and host seeking in female A. aegypti are transiently inhibited following a blood meal. This inhibition is partially mediated by short neuropeptide F (sNPF). The paired antennal lobes (ALs), as the first processing centers for olfactory information, has been shown to play a significant role in the neuropeptidergic regulation of odor-mediated behaviors in insects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166644/cylindromatosis-cyld-a-deubiquitinase-attenuates-inflammatory-signaling-pathways-by-activating-toll-like-receptor-3-in-human-mesangial-cells
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Tadaatsu Imaizumi, Ryo Hayakari, Shojiro Watanabe, Tomomi Aizawa, Tomoh Matsumiya, Hidemi Yoshida, Kazushi Tsuruga, Shogo Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Tanaka
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cylindromatosis (CYLD), a deubiquitinase, negatively regulates nuclear factor-κB in various cells. However, its potential roles in glomerular inflammation remain unclear. Because the activation of the Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3)/type I interferon (IFN) pathways plays a pivotal role in chronic kidney diseases (CKD), we examined the role of CYLD in the TLR3 signaling in cultured human mesangial cells (MCs). METHODS: We stimulated CYLD-silenced MCs with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly IC), a synthetic analogue of dsRNA, and studied representative TLR3/IFN-β pathways (i...
November 22, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166639/apobec3a-expression-in-penile-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Martina Heller, Elena-Sophie Prigge, Adam Kaczorowski, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Markus Hohenfellner, Stefan Duensing
BACKGROUND: APOBECs (apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing catalytic polypeptides) are cytidine deaminases that have been implicated in the host defense against viruses by blocking viral replication. They have also been shown to play a role in genome hypermutation in several human cancers. An APOBEC3 hypermutation signature has been discovered in cervical cancer, which is intimately associated with infection by high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs). At the same time, HPV genomes themselves are subject to DNA editing by APOBECs...
November 23, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166620/a-cell-line-specific-atlas-of-parp-mediated-protein-asp-glu-adp-ribosylation-in-breast-cancer
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Yuanli Zhen, Yajie Zhang, Yonghao Yu
PARP1 plays a critical role in regulating many biological processes linked to cellular stress responses. Although DNA strand breaks are potent stimuli of PARP1 enzymatic activity, the context-dependent mechanism regulating PARP1 activation and signaling is poorly understood. We performed global characterization of the PARP1-dependent, Asp/Glu-ADP-ribosylated proteome in a panel of cell lines originating from benign breast epithelial cells, as well as common subtypes of breast cancer. From these analyses, we identified 503 specific ADP-ribosylation sites on 322 proteins...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166607/kdm2b-regulates-somatic-reprogramming-through-variant-prc1-complex-dependent-function
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Zhiwei Zhou, Xuejie Yang, Jiangping He, Jing Liu, Fang Wu, Shengyong Yu, Yuting Liu, Runxia Lin, He Liu, Yuanbin Cui, Chunhua Zhou, Xiaoshan Wang, Jian Wu, Shangtao Cao, Lin Guo, Lihui Lin, Tao Wang, Xiaozhong Peng, Boqing Qiang, Andrew P Hutchins, Duanqing Pei, Jiekai Chen
Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) plays essential roles in cell-fate determination. Recent studies have found that the composition of mammalian PRC1 is particularly varied and complex; however, little is known about the functional consequences of these variant PRC1 complexes on cell-fate determination. Here, we show that Kdm2b promotes Oct4-induced somatic reprogramming through recruitment of a variant PRC1 complex (PRC1.1) to CpG islands (CGIs). Furthermore, we find that bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) represses Oct4/Kdm2b-induced somatic reprogramming selectively...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166606/sumoylation-promotes-nuclear-import-and-stabilization-of-polo-like-kinase-1-to-support-its-mitotic-function
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Donghua Wen, Jianguo Wu, Lei Wang, Zheng Fu
As a pivotal mitotic regulator, polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) is under highly coordinated and multi-layered regulation. However, the pathways that control PLK1's activity and function have just begun to be elucidated. PLK1 has recently been shown to be functionally modulated by post-translational modifications (PTMs), including phosphorylation and ubiquitination. Herein, we report that SUMOylation plays an essential role in regulating PLK1's mitotic function. We found that Ubc9 was recruited to PLK1 upon initial phosphorylation and activation by CDK1/cyclin B...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166605/l-type-voltage-gated-ca-2-channels-regulate-synaptic-activity-triggered-recycling-endosome-fusion-in-neuronal-dendrites
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Brian G Hiester, Ashley M Bourke, Brooke L Sinnen, Sarah G Cook, Emily S Gibson, Katharine R Smith, Matthew J Kennedy
The repertoire and abundance of proteins displayed on the surface of neuronal dendrites are tuned by regulated fusion of recycling endosomes (REs) with the dendritic plasma membrane. While this process is critical for neuronal function and plasticity, how synaptic activity drives RE fusion remains unexplored. We demonstrate a multistep fusion mechanism that requires Ca(2+) from distinct sources. NMDA receptor Ca(2+) initiates RE fusion with the plasma membrane, while L-type voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels (L-VGCCs) regulate whether fused REs collapse into the membrane or reform without transferring their cargo to the cell surface...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166597/mammalian-hp1-isoforms-have-specific-roles-in-heterochromatin-structure-and-organization
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Laia Bosch-Presegué, Helena Raurell-Vila, Joshua K Thackray, Jessica González, Carmen Casal, Noriko Kane-Goldsmith, Miguel Vizoso, Jeremy P Brown, Antonio Gómez, Juan Ausió, Timo Zimmermann, Manel Esteller, Gunnar Schotta, Prim B Singh, Lourdes Serrano, Alejandro Vaquero
HP1 is a structural component of heterochromatin. Mammalian HP1 isoforms HP1α, HP1β, and HP1γ play different roles in genome stability, but their precise role in heterochromatin structure is unclear. Analysis of Hp1α(-/-), Hp1β(-/-), and Hp1γ(-/-) MEFs show that HP1 proteins have both redundant and unique functions within pericentric heterochromatin (PCH) and also act globally throughout the genome. HP1α confines H4K20me3 and H3K27me3 to regions within PCH, while its absence results in a global hyper-compaction of chromatin associated with a specific pattern of mitotic defects...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166576/the-beneficial-health-aspects-of-sea-buckthorn-elaeagnus-rhamnoides-l-a-nelson-oil
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REVIEW
Beata Olas
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL CONTEXT: Plant oils are known to have biological activity. This review paper summarizes the current knowledge of the composition of sea buckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides (L.) A.Nelson) seed and pulp oil and its beneficial health aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro and in vivo studies on humans and animals have found sea buckthorn oil to have a variety of beneficial properties to human health, and indicate that it may be a valuable component of human and animal nutrition...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166572/territorial-aggression-in-urban-and-rural-song-sparrows-is-correlated-with-corticosterone-but-not-testosterone
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Scott Davies, Michelle L Beck, Kendra B Sewall
Urban songbirds of several species more vigorously defend their territories in response to conspecific song playback than do their rural counterparts, but the hormonal basis of this behavioral difference is unclear. It is well established in vertebrates that both testosterone and corticosterone affect the intensity of territoriality. Previous studies have found no evidence that initial (i.e., immediately follow territorial challenge, but prior to restraint) plasma testosterone accounts for the elevated territorial aggression of urban birds...
November 19, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166560/analytical-challenges-and-recent-advances-in-mass-spectrometry-based-lipidomics
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Yepy Hardi Rustam, Gavin Edmund Reid
Although no internationally accepted consensus definition exists, lipids can be broadly defined as "fatty acids and their derivatives, and substances related biosynthetically or functionally to these compounds". Lipids play critical roles as (i) the major structural components of biological membranes, and as functional and regulatory components of membrane protein signaling, (ii) bioactive intra- and inter-cellular signaling molecules, and (iii) energy storage molecules for the maintenance of energy homeostasis...
November 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166542/identification-of-cytochrome-p450-cyp-isoforms-involved-in-the-metabolism-of-artocarpin-and-assessment-of-its-drug-drug-interaction-ddi
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Wei Qu, Xuezheng Liu
Artocarpin isolated from an agricultural plant Artocarpus communis has shows anti-inflammation and anticancer activities. In this study, we utilized recombinant human UDP-glucuronosyltransferasesupersomes (UGTs) and human liver microsomes (HLMs) to explore its inhibitory effect on UGTs and cytochrome p450 enzymes(CYPs). Chemical inhibition studies and screening assays with recombinant human CYPs were used to identify if CYP isoform is involved in artocarpin metabolism. Artocarpin showed strong inhibition against UGT1A3, UGT1A6, UGT1A7, UGT1A8, UGT1A9, UGT1A10, UGT2B7, CYP2C8 and CYP3A4...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166521/case-for-diagnosis-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis-with-cutaneous-involvement
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João Renato Vianna Gontijo, Jackson Machado Pinto, Maysa Carla de Paula
Systemic light chain amiloydosis is a rare disease. Due to its typical cutaneous lesions, dermatologists play an essential role in its diagnosis. Clinical manifestations vary according to the affected organ and are often unspecific. Definitive diagnosis is achieved through biopsy. We report a patient with palpebral amyloidosis, typical bilateral ecchymoses and cardiac involvement, without plasma cell dyscrasia or lymphomas. The patient died shortly after the diagnosis.
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166498/evaluation-of-mean-platelet-volume-in-localized-scleroderma
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Anil Gulsel Bahali, Ozlem Su, Nazan Emiroglu, Fatma Pelin Cengiz, Mehmet Onur Kaya, Nahide Onsun
BACKGROUND: Localized scleroderma is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by sclerosis of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. Platelets play an important role in inflammation. Following activation, platelets rapidly release numerous mediators and cytokines, which contribute to inflammation. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether there was any relation between localized scleroderma and platelet parameters. METHODS: Forty-one patients with localized scleroderma were enrolled in the study...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166399/public-responses-to-proposals-for-a-tax-on-sugar-sweetened-beverages-a-thematic-analysis-of-online-reader-comments-posted-on-major-uk-news-websites
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Molly Thomas-Meyer, Oliver Mytton, Jean Adams
BACKGROUND: Regular consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) is associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and dental caries. The UK will introduce a levy on the manufacturers of SSBs in 2018. Details will be negotiated over the next two years. How the UK public views SSB taxes is likely to be an important determinant of the content and success of the final policy. We aimed to capture the views, ideas and concerns of commenters on major UK news websites on SSB taxes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a qualitative analysis of reader comments to online news coverage of one proposal for an SSB tax in the UK...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166374/5-aza-2-deoxycytidine-a-dna-methylation-inhibitor-attenuates-hyperoxia-induced-lung-fibrosis-via-re-expression-of-p16-in-neonatal-rats
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Shi-Meng Zhao, Hong-Min Wu, Mei-Ling Cao, Dan Han
BACKGROUD: P16 methylation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of hyperoxia-induced lung fibrosis. 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-CdR) is a major methyltransferase-specific inhibitor. In this study, the effects of 5-aza-CdR on a hyperoxia-induced lung fibrosis in neonatal rats were investigated. METHODS: Rat pups were exposed to 21d of 85% O2 and received intraperitoneal injections of 5-aza-CdR or normal saline (NS) once every other day. Survival rates and lung coefficients were calculated...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166372/placental-lipid-processing-in-response-to-a-maternal-high-fat-diet-and-diabetes-in-rats
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Eli J Louwagie, Tricia D Larsen, Angela L Wachal, Michelle L Baack
BACKGROUND: Diabetes and obesity during pregnancy impact the health of both mothers and developing babies. Prevention focuses on glycemic control, but increasing evidence implicates a role for lipids. Using a rat model, we showed that a maternal high-fat (HF) diet, increased perinatal morbidity and mortality, but lipid processing across the maternal-placental-fetal triad remained unstudied. We hypothesized that HF diet would disrupt placental lipid processing to exaggerate fuel-mediated consequences of diabetic pregnancy...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
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