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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166725/-effect-and-related-mechanism-of-mirna-21-on-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-c-kit-cardiac-stem-cells-apoptosis
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R Z Zhao, Y Wang, W W Deng, B Shi, X P Long, Z L Wang, W M Chen
Objective: To explored the effect and related mechanism of miRNA-21 on hydrogen peroxide-induced C-kit(+) cardiac stem cells apoptosis. Methods: C-kit(+) cardiac stem cells were isolated from SD rats by the methods of enzyme digestion and magnetic bead. Cells were divided into the following experimental groups: (1) negative control mimics (NCM)group: cells were transfected with negative control miRNA-21 mimics for 48 hours; (2)mimics group: cells were transfected with miRNA-21 mimics for 48 hours; (3) NCM+ H(2)O(2) group: negative control miRNA-21 mimics were transfected into cells for 48 hours and then treated with 100 μmol H(2)O(2) for 2 hours; (4)mimics+ H(2)O(2) group: miRNA-21 mimics were transfected into cells for 48 hours and then treated with 100 μmol H(2)O(2) for 2 hours...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166723/-association-between-serum-n%C3%AE%C2%B5-carboxymethyl-lysine-level-and-anterior-tibial-arterial-plaque-calcification-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-post-foot-amputation
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L H Li, F Ye, X L Fu, S N Xu, Z Y Bao, Z Sun, J C Yan, J N Wu, Z Q Wang
Objective: To observe the correlation between Nε-carboxymethyl-Lysine (CML), the main component of advanced glycation end products and the calcification of the anterior tibial artery plaque in patients with diabetic foot post foot amputation. Methods: Sixty patients hospitalized for foot amputation operation due to diabetic foot from June 2012 to June 2016 in the Department of Orthopedics, Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu University were prospectively recruited.The patients were categorized into mild stenosis (0<stenosis<50%, n=20), moderate stenosis (50%≤stenosis<70%, n=20) and severe stenosis (70%≤stenosis≤100%, n=20) based on the color Doppler ultrasound assessed severity of anterior tibial artery stenosis...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166712/-effects-of-endostatin-pretreatment-on-fibrosis-of-human-skin-fibroblasts-and-the-mechanisms
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H T Ren, Y Li, S D Wang, C M Han
Objective: To explore the effects of endostatin pretreatment on fibrosis of human skin fibroblasts and the mechanisms. Methods: Human skin fibroblasts were routinely cultured in vitro, and then the cells of passage 3 to 5 were used in the following experiments. The cells were divided into blank control, endostatin, platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), endostatin+ PDGF-BB, transforming growth factor-β(1) (TGF-β(1)), and endostatin+ TGF-β(1) groups according to the random number table, with 3 wells in each group...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166711/-effects-of-caspase-1-inhibitor-vx765-on-cold-restraint-stress-induced-acute-gastric-ulcer-in-mice
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S Q Zheng, X D Hong, T S Chen, P F Luo, S C Xiao
Objective: To investigate the protective effects of caspase-1 inhibitor VX765 on gastric mucosa of mice with cold-restraint stress-induced acute gastric ulcer. Methods: Twenty-four specific pathogen free male C57BL/6J mice were divided into normal control group (NC), cold restrain group (CR), VX765 pre-treatment+ cold restrain group (VCR), and rabeprazole pre-treatment+ cold restrain group (RCR) according to the random number table, with 6 mice in each group. Mice in group NC were injected intraperitoneally with solution of 10 mL/kg dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and phosphate buffer solution (PBS)...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166710/-effects-of-hydrogen-on-the-lung-damage-of-mice-at-early-stage-of-severe-burn
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C Qin, Y X Bian, T T Feng, J H Zhang, Y H Yu
Objective: To investigate the effects of hydrogen on the lung damage of mice at early stage of severe burn. Methods: One hundred and sixty ICR mice were divided into sham injury, hydrogen, pure burn, and burn+ hydrogen groups according to the random number table, with 40 mice in each group. Mice in pure burn group and burn+ hydrogen group were inflicted with 40% total body surface area full-thickness scald (hereafter referred to as burn) on the back, while mice in sham injury group and hydrogen group were sham injured...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166709/-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-myocardium-of-rats-with-severe-burn-at-early-stage
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D Wang, P L Yang, X Zhang, Y Liu
Objective: To investigate the effects of dexmedetomidine on myocardium of rats at early stage after severe burn. Methods: Twenty specific pathogen free male SD rats were immersed in 90 ℃ hot water for 20 s, causing 30% total body surface area (TBSA) full-thickness scald (hereafter referred to as burn) on the back. And then they were divided into burn resuscitation group (BR) and burn resuscitation+ dexmedetomidine group (BRD) according to the random number table, with 10 rats in each group. Sodium lactate Ringer's solution (2 mL·kg(-1)·%TBSA(-1)) were intraperitoneally injected into rats of both groups after burn...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166708/-effects-of-astragalus-polysaccharide-on-cardiac-dysfunction-in-rabbits-with-severe-scald-injury
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L Zhong, J H Zhan, J H Luo, X Cheng
Objective: To investigate the effects of astragalus polysaccharide (AP) on cardiac dysfunction in rabbits with severe scald injury. Methods: Sixty-four New Zealand white rabbits were divided into pure scald group and AP group according to the random number table, with 32 rabbits in each group. Rabbits in the two groups were all inflicted with 30% total body surface area full-thickness scald on the back. Immediately after injury, rabbits in two groups were intraperitoneally injected with lactated Ringer's solution once for antishock...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166640/lactic-acid-bacteria-from-andean-grain-amaranth-a-source-of-vitamins-and-functional-value-enzymes
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Silvana L Carrizo, Cecilia E Montes de Oca, María Elvira Hébert, Lucila Saavedra, Graciela Vignolo, Jean Guy LeBlanc, Graciela Celestina Rollán
Amaranth is a rediscovered pseudocereal with high nutritional properties. Lactic acid fermentation can increase the functional and nutritional value of foods. The aims of this study were to isolate and evaluate the functionality of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from amaranth. LAB strains (n = 29) isolated from amaranth sourdough and grains included Lactobacillus (L.) plantarum (n = 8), L. rhamnosus (n = 6), Enterococcus (E.) mundtii (n = 4), E. hermanniensis (n = 3), E. durans (n = 1), Enterococcus sp. (n = 1), Leuconostoc (Lc...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166635/the-protean-neuropsychiatric-and-vestibuloauditory-manifestations-of-neurosarcoidosis
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Jacqueline J Greene, Ilka C Naumann, Janet M Poulik, Kevin T Nella, Lindsay Weberling, Jeffrey P Harris, Akihiro J Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: A rare subset of sarcoidosis, neurosarcoidosis, is reported to occur in 5-7% of sarcoid patients and can manifest in a variety of ways. The most common are facial paralysis and optic neuritis, less commonly causing cochleovestibulopathy, blindness, anosmia, and other cranial nerve (CN) palsies. The sensory deficit may be severe and psychiatric symptoms may result from the effects of the disease or steroid treatment. Although MRI-compatible cochlear implants are now available, concerns about the feasibility of recoverable hearing with cochlear implantation in these patients as well as the practical difficulty of disease monitoring due to implant artifact must be considered...
November 23, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166588/regulatory-t-cell-migration-is-dependent-on-glucokinase-mediated-glycolysis
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Madhav Kishore, Kenneth C P Cheung, Hongmei Fu, Fabrizia Bonacina, Guosu Wang, David Coe, Eleanor J Ward, Alessandra Colamatteo, Maryam Jangani, Andrea Baragetti, Giuseppe Matarese, David M Smith, Robert Haas, Claudio Mauro, David C Wraith, Klaus Okkenhaug, Alberico L Catapano, Veronica De Rosa, Giuseppe D Norata, Federica M Marelli-Berg
Migration of activated regulatory T (Treg) cells to inflamed tissue is crucial for their immune-modulatory function. While metabolic reprogramming during Treg cell differentiation has been extensively studied, the bioenergetics of Treg cell trafficking remains undefined. We have investigated the metabolic demands of migrating Treg cells in vitro and in vivo. We show that glycolysis was instrumental for their migration and was initiated by pro-migratory stimuli via a PI3K-mTORC2-mediated pathway culminating in induction of the enzyme glucokinase (GCK)...
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166561/structural-characterization-of-native-and-modified-encapsulins-as-nanoplatforms-for-in-vitro-catalysis-and-cellular-uptake
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Rindia M Putri, Carolina Allende-Ballestero, Daniel Luque, Robin Klem, Katerina-Asteria Rousou, Aijie Liu, Christoph H-H Traulsen, W Frederik Rurup, Melissa S T Koay, Jose R Castón, Jeroen J L M Cornelissen
Recent years have witnessed the emergence of bacterial semi-organelle encapsulins as promising platforms for bio-nanotechnology. To advance the development of encapsulins as nanoplatforms, a functional and structural basis of these assemblies is required. Encapsulin from Brevibacterium linens is known to be a protein-based vessel for an enzyme cargo in its cavity, which could be replaced with a foreign cargo resulting in a modified encapsulin. Here, we characterize the native structure of B. linens encapsulins with both native and foreign cargo using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)...
November 22, 2017: ACS Nano
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
#12
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/29166128/the-oxylipin-pathways-biochemistry-and-function
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Claus Wasternack, Ivo Feussner
Plant oxylipins form a constantly growing group of signaling molecules that comprise oxygenated fatty acids and metabolites derived therefrom. In the last decade, the understanding of biosynthesis, metabolism, and action of oxylipins, especially jasmonates, has dramatically improved. Additional mechanistic insights into the action of enzymes and insights into signaling pathways have been deepened for jasmonates. For other oxylipins, such as the hydroxy fatty acids, individual signaling properties and cross talk between different oxylipins or even with additional phytohormones have recently been described...
November 20, 2017: Annual Review of Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165861/engineered-biomolecular-recognition-of-rdx-using-a-thermostable-alcohol-dehydrogenase-as-a-protein-scaffold
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Beyza Bulutoglu, Jennifer Haghpanah, Elliot Campbell, Scott A Banta
There are many biotechnology applications that would benefit from simple, stable proteins with engineered biomolecular recognition. Here we explored the hypothesis that a thermostable alcohol dehydrogenase (AdhD from P. furisosus) could be engineered to bind a small molecule instead of a cofactor or molecules involved in the catalytic transition state. We chose the explosive molecule 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) as a proof-of-concept. Its low solubility in water was exploited for immobilization for biopanning using ribosome display...
November 22, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165854/mmp-3-1171-5a-6a-lys45glu-variants-affect-serum-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-mmp-3-and-correlate-with-severity-of-copd-a-study-of-mmp-3-mmp-7-and-mmp-12-in-a-tunisian-population
#15
Sarra Bchir, Hela Ben Nasr, Abdelhamid Garrouch, Amel Ben Anes, Ammar Abbassi, Zouhair Tabka, Karim Chahed
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to examine the role of MMP-3 (-1171 5A/6A; Lys45Glu (A/G)), MMP-7 (-181) A/G and MMP-12 (-82 A/G; Asn357Ser (A/G)) variants in the development and severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Tunisians. METHODS: Plethysmography was performed in all participants to measure FEV1, FVC and FEV1/FVC parameters. Genotyping of MMP-3, MMP-7 and MMP-12 polymorphisms was carried out in 138 patients with COPD and 216 healthy controls using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP)...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165842/nitrogen-reduction-to-ammonia-on-a-biomimetic-mononuclear-iron-centre-insights-into-the-nitrogenase-enzyme
#16
Samuel de Visser, Monika Kaczmarek, Abheek Malhotra, Alex Balan, Amy Timmins
Nitrogenases catalyze the nitrogen fixation to ammonia on a multinuclear Fe-Mo centre, but their mechanism and particularly the order of proton and electron transfer processes that happen during the catalytic cycle is still unresolved. Recently, a unique biomimetic mononuclear iron model was developed using tris(phosphine)borate (TPB) ligands that was shown to convert N2 into NH3. Herein, we present a computational study on the [(TPB)FeN2]- complex and its conversion to ammonia through the addition of electrons and protons...
November 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165755/research-on-the-correlation-between-the-fibrinogen-%C3%AE-and-attack-of-pediatric-pneumonia
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G Liu, H-W Wu, Z-G Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation of the gene polymorphism of β-148C/T of fibrinogen with the expression of fibrinogen and the attack of pediatric pneumonia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We employed polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) to detect the gene polymorphism of beta-fibrinogen gene-148C/T (β-148C/T). The expression level of fibrinogen in plasma was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and the expression level of fibrinogen β protein was determined using Western-blot method...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165732/effect-of-melatonin-supplementation-on-antioxidant-status-and-dna-damage-in-high-intensity-trained-athletes
#18
Manuel Ortiz-Franco, Elena Planells, Bartholomé Quintero, Dario Acuña-Castroviejo, Iryna Rusanova, Germaine Escames, Jorge Molina-López
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of melatonin supplementation on antioxidant capacity and DNA damage in high intensity interval training (HIIT) athletes. A 2-week randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial with two groups was conducted. Placebo (PG) and melatonin (MG) (20 mg/d) athletes were monitored over a two-week period of HIIT and strength training. The total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and the glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities were analysed in blood samples...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165714/blood-lipid-genetic-scores-the-hmgcr-gene-and-cancer-risk-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Marju Orho-Melander, George Hindy, Signe Borgquist, Christina-Alexandra Schulz, Jonas Manjer, Olle Melander, Tanja Stocks
Background: It is unclear whether there are causal associations between blood lipids, statin use and cancer risks. Under certain assumptions, Mendelian randomization analysis of a genetic marker for an exposure eliminates reverse causation and confounding. Methods: We applied Mendelian randomization analysis to genetic scores, comprising 26-41 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), as instrumental variables (IVs) for triglycerides and low- and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC, HDLC), using a prospective cohort of 26 904 individuals in which there were 6607 incident cancers...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165709/structural-basis-for-the-gtp-specificity-of-the-rna-kinase-domain-of-fungal-trna-ligase
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Barbara S Remus, Yehuda Goldgur, Stewart Shuman
Fungal tRNA ligase (Trl1) is an essential enzyme that repairs RNA breaks with 2',3'-cyclic-PO4 and 5'-OH ends inflicted during tRNA splicing and non-canonical mRNA splicing in the fungal unfolded protein response. Trl1 is composed of C-terminal cyclic phosphodiesterase and central polynucleotide kinase domains that heal the broken ends to generate the 3'-OH,2'-PO4 and 5'-PO4 termini required for sealing by an N-terminal ligase domain. Trl1 enzymes are found in all human fungal pathogens and are promising targets for antifungal drug discovery because their domain compositions and biochemical mechanisms are unique compared to the mammalian RtcB-type tRNA splicing enzyme...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
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