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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521136/dopamine-depletion-impairs-bilateral-sensory-processing-in-the-striatum-in-a-pathway-dependent-manner
#1
M Ketzef, G Spigolon, Y Johansson, A Bonito-Oliva, G Fisone, G Silberberg
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a movement disorder caused by the loss of dopaminergic innervation, particularly to the striatum. PD patients often exhibit sensory impairments, yet the underlying network mechanisms are unknown. Here we examined how dopamine (DA) depletion affects sensory processing in the mouse striatum. We used the optopatcher for online identification of direct and indirect pathway projection neurons (MSNs) during in vivo whole-cell recordings. In control mice, MSNs encoded the laterality of sensory inputs with larger and earlier responses to contralateral than ipsilateral whisker deflection...
May 17, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515443/development-of-a-whole-organism-platform-for-phenotype-based-analysis-of-igf1r-pi3k-akt-tor-action
#2
Chengdong Liu, Wei Dai, Yan Bai, Changfeng Chi, Yi Xin, Gen He, Kangsen Mai, Cunming Duan
Aberrant regulation of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF)/insulin (IIS)-PI3K-AKT-TOR signaling pathway is linked to major human diseases, and key components of this pathway are targets for therapeutic intervention. Current assays are molecular target- or cell culture-based platforms. Due to the great in vivo complexities inherited in this pathway, there is an unmet need for whole organism based assays. Here we report the development of a zebrafish transgenic line, Tg(igfbp5a:GFP), which faithfully reports the mitotic action of IGF1R-PI3K-Akt-Tor signaling in epithelial cells in real-time...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515126/radiomanganese-pet-detects-changes-in-functional-%C3%AE-cell-mass-in-mouse-models-of-diabetes
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Reinier Hernandez, Stephen A Graves, Trillian Gregg, Halena R VanDeusen, Rachel J Fenske, Haley N Wienkes, Christopher G England, Hector F Valdovinos, Justin J Jeffery, Todd E Barnhart, Gregory W Severin, Robert J Nickles, Michelle E Kimple, Matthew J Merrins, Weibo Cai
The noninvasive measurement of functional β-cell mass would be clinically valuable for monitoring the progression of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as the viability of transplanted insulin-producing cells. Although previous work employing magnetic resonance imaging has shown promise for functional β-cell mass determination through voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channel (VDCC)-mediated internalization of Mn(2+), the clinical utility of this technique is limited by the cytotoxic levels of Mn(2+) contrast agent...
May 17, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508922/adaptation-and-optimization-of-a-fluorescence-based-assay-for-in-vivo-antimalarial-drug-screening
#4
Maria H Arias, Eric Deharo, Alexis Valentin, Giovanny Garavito
The in vivo efficacy of potential antimalarials is usually evaluated by direct microscopic determination of the parasitaemia of Plasmodium-infected mice on Giemsa-stained blood smears. This process is time-consuming, requires experienced technicians and is not automatable. Therefore, we optimized a SYBR Green I (SYBRG I) fluorescence-based assay to fluorometers commonly available in many research laboratories. This technique was originally developed to assess parasitaemia in humans by cytometry. We defined optimal conditions with Plasmodium berghei-infected mice, standard lysis buffer (Tris, EDTA, saponin and Triton), whole blood cells and 2 h staining incubation with SYBRG I 2X...
May 16, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507730/application-of-the-adverse-outcome-pathway-aop-concept-to-structure-the-available-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-mechanistic-data-for-allergic-sensitization-to-food-proteins
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REVIEW
Jolanda H M van Bilsen, Edyta Sienkiewicz-Szłapka, Daniel Lozano-Ojalvo, Linette E M Willemsen, Celia M Antunes, Elena Molina, Joost J Smit, Barbara Wróblewska, Harry J Wichers, Edward F Knol, Gregory S Ladics, Raymond H H Pieters, Sandra Denery-Papini, Yvonne M Vissers, Simona L Bavaro, Colette Larré, Kitty C M Verhoeckx, Erwin L Roggen
BACKGROUND: The introduction of whole new foods in a population may lead to sensitization and food allergy. This constitutes a potential public health problem and a challenge to risk assessors and managers as the existing understanding of the pathophysiological processes and the currently available biological tools for prediction of the risk for food allergy development and the severity of the reaction are not sufficient. There is a substantial body of in vivo and in vitro data describing molecular and cellular events potentially involved in food sensitization...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504702/pgbd5-promotes-site-specific-oncogenic-mutations-in-human-tumors
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Anton G Henssen, Richard Koche, Jiali Zhuang, Eileen Jiang, Casie Reed, Amy Eisenberg, Eric Still, Ian C MacArthur, Elias Rodríguez-Fos, Santiago Gonzalez, Montserrat Puiggròs, Andrew N Blackford, Christopher E Mason, Elisa de Stanchina, Mithat Gönen, Anne-Katrin Emde, Minita Shah, Kanika Arora, Catherine Reeves, Nicholas D Socci, Elizabeth Perlman, Cristina R Antonescu, Charles W M Roberts, Hanno Steen, Elizabeth Mullen, Stephen P Jackson, David Torrents, Zhiping Weng, Scott A Armstrong, Alex Kentsis
Genomic rearrangements are a hallmark of human cancers. Here, we identify the piggyBac transposable element derived 5 (PGBD5) gene as encoding an active DNA transposase expressed in the majority of childhood solid tumors, including lethal rhabdoid tumors. Using assembly-based whole-genome DNA sequencing, we found previously undefined genomic rearrangements in human rhabdoid tumors. These rearrangements involved PGBD5-specific signal (PSS) sequences at their breakpoints and recurrently inactivated tumor-suppressor genes...
May 15, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503933/highly-hiv-exposed-seronegative-men-have-lower-mucosal-innate-immune-reactivity
#7
Jennifer A Fulcher, Laura Romas, Jennifer C Hoffman, Julie Elliott, Terry Saunders, Adam Burgener, Peter A Anton, Otto O Yang
Risk of HIV acquisition varies, and some individuals are highly HIV-1-exposed yet persistently seronegative (HESN). The immunologic mechanisms contributing to this phenomenon are an area of intense interest. As immune activation and inflammation facilitate disease progression in HIV-1-infected persons, and gastrointestinal-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) is a highly susceptible site for transmission, we hypothesized that reduced gut mucosal immune reactivity may contribute to reduced HIV-1 susceptibility in HESN men with a history of numerous rectal sexual exposures...
May 13, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501564/wntless-promotes-bladder-cancer-growth-and-acts-synergistically-as-a-molecular-target-in-combination-with-cisplatin
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Sebastian C Schmid, Anuja Sathe, Ferdinand Guerth, Anna-Katharina Seitz, Matthias M Heck, Tobias Maurer, Sarah M Schwarzenböck, Bernd J Krause, Wolfgang A Schulz, Robert Stoehr, Jürgen E Gschwend, Margitta Retz, Roman Nawroth
PURPOSE: To analyze the contribution of Wnt signaling pathway to bladder cancer growth in order to identify suitable target molecules for therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Expression of Wnt 2/4/7, LRP5/6, TCF1/2/4, LEF-1, and β-actin was detected by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in a panel of 9 and for Wntless (WLS) in 17 bladder cancer cell lines. Protein expression of WLS was detected in 6 cell lines. Wnt/β-catenin activity was analyzed using the TOPflash/FOPflash luciferase reporter assay...
May 10, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499601/multicomponent-nanocrystals-with-anti-stokes-luminescence-as-contrast-agents-for-modern-imaging-techniques
#9
REVIEW
A N Generalova, B N Chichkov, E V Khaydukov
Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) have recently attracted great attention in theranostics due to their exceptional optical and physicochemical properties, which enable the design of a novel UCNP-based nanoplatform for luminescent imaging, temperature mapping, sensing, and therapy. In addition, UCNPs are considered to be ideal building blocks for development of multimodal probes for cells and whole body imaging, exploiting simple variation of host matrix, dopant ions, and surface chemistry...
May 4, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498898/spatial-asymmetry-and-short-term-suppression-underlie-direction-selectivity-of-synaptic-excitation-in-the-mouse-visual-cortex
#10
Ya-Tang Li, Qi Fang, Li I Zhang, Huizhong Whit Tao
Direction selectivity (DS) of neuronal responses is fundamental for motion detection. With in vivo whole-cell voltage-clamp recordings from layer (L)4 neurons in the mouse visual cortex, we observed a strong correlation between DS and spatial asymmetry in the distribution of excitatory input strengths. This raises an interesting possibility that the latter may contribute to DS. The preferred direction of excitatory input was found from the stronger to weaker side of its spatial receptive field. A simple linear summation of asymmetrically distributed excitatory responses to stationary flash stimuli however failed to predict the correct directionality: it at best resulted in weak DS with preferred direction opposite to what was observed experimentally...
May 11, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498874/soluble-bone-derived-osteopontin-promotes-migration-and-stem-like-behavior-of-breast-cancer-cells
#11
Graciella M Pio, Ying Xia, Matthew M Piaseczny, Jenny E Chu, Alison L Allan
Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women, with the majority of these deaths caused by metastasis to distant organs. The most common site of breast cancer metastasis is the bone, which has been shown to provide a rich microenvironment that supports the migration and growth of breast cancer cells. Additionally, growing evidence suggests that breast cancer cells that do successfully metastasize have a stem-like phenotype including high activity of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) and/or a CD44+CD24- phenotype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498443/silencing-of-both-atf4-and-perk-inhibits-cell-cycle-progression-and-promotes-the-apoptosis-of-differentiating-chondrocytes
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Zhimeng Wu, Meiling Li, Wei Zheng, Qin Hu, Zhi Cheng, Fengjin Guo
In the current study, we demonstrate that the silencing of protein kinase R (PKR)-like endoplasmic reticulum (ER) kinase (PERK) and activating transcription factor 6 (ATF4) (using small interfering RNA expression constructs) inhibits the chondrocyte cell cycle and proliferation in vitro and ex vivo. The silencing of PERK alone using siRNA against PERK (siPERK) led to arrest in the G1 phase, it decreased the number of cells in the S phase, and delayed progressoin to the G2‑M phase. Co-transfection with siRNA against ATF (siATF4) led to a more profound inhibitory effect on cell cycle progression...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497192/redox-changes-of-ferredoxin-p700-and-plastocyanin-measured-simultaneously-in-intact-leaves
#13
Ulrich Schreiber
Properties and performance of the recently introduced Dual/KLAS-NIR spectrophotometer for simultaneous measurements of ferredoxin (Fd), P700, and plastocyanin (PC) redox changes, together with whole leaf chlorophyll a (Chl) fluorescence (emission >760, 540 nm excitation) are outlined. Spectral information on in vivo Fd, P700, and PC in the near-infrared region (NIR, 780-1000 nm) is presented, on which the new approach is based. Examples of application focus on dark-light and light-dark transitions, where maximal redox changes of Fd occur...
May 11, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496185/-gardos-channelopathy-a-variant-of-hereditary-stomatocytosis-with-complex-molecular-regulation
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Elisa Fermo, Anna Bogdanova, Polina Petkova-Kirova, Anna Zaninoni, Anna Paola Marcello, Asya Makhro, Pascal Hänggi, Laura Hertz, Jens Danielczok, Cristina Vercellati, Nadia Mirra, Alberto Zanella, Agostino Cortelezzi, Wilma Barcellini, Lars Kaestner, Paola Bianchi
The Gardos channel is a Ca(2+) sensitive, K(+) selective channel present in several tissues including RBCs, where it is involved in cell volume regulation. Recently, mutations at two different aminoacid residues in KCNN4 have been reported in patients with hereditary xerocytosis. We identified by whole exome sequencing a new family with two members affected by chronic hemolytic anemia carrying mutation R352H in the KCNN4 gene. No additional mutations in genes encoding for RBCs cytoskeletal, membrane or channel proteins were detected...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495603/ethnopharmacological-uses-phytochemistry-biological-activities-and-therapeutic-applications-of-clinacanthus-nutans-burm-f-lindau-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Muhamad Noor Alfarizal Kamarudin, Md Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Habsah Abdul Kadir, Long Chiau Ming
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Clinacanthus nutans (Burm. f.) Lindau, a widely used medicinal plant, is extensively grown in tropical Asia and Southeast Asian countries. C. nutans, with its broad spectrum of pharmacological activities, has been traditionally used to treat cancer, inflammatory disorders, diabetes, insect bites, and skin problems, consumed as a vegetable, mixed with fresh juices, in concoctions, and as a whole plant. The present review analyzes the advances in the ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of C...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490528/combining-new-tools-to-assess-renal-function-and-morphology-a-holistic-approach-to-study-the-effects-of-aging-and-a-congenital-nephron-deficit
#16
Stefania Geraci, Jorge Chacón-Caldera, Luise Anne Cullen-McEwen, Lothar R Schad, Carsten Sticht, Victor G Puelles, John F Bertram, Norbert Gretz
Recently, new methods for assessing renal function in conscious mice (transcutaneous assessment) and for counting and sizing all glomeruli in whole kidneys (MRI) were described. In the present study, these methods were used to assess renal structure and function in aging mice, and in mice born with a congenital low nephron endowment. Age-related nephron loss was analysed in adult C57BL/6 mice (10-50 weeks of age) and congenital nephron deficit was assessed in glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor heterozygous (GDNF HET) null mutant mice...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490440/human-memory-cd8-t-cell-effector-potential-is-epigenetically-preserved-during-in-vivo-homeostasis
#17
Hossam A Abdelsamed, Ardiana Moustaki, Yiping Fan, Pranay Dogra, Hazem E Ghoneim, Caitlin C Zebley, Brandon M Triplett, Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, Ben Youngblood
Antigen-independent homeostasis of memory CD8 T cells is vital for sustaining long-lived T cell-mediated immunity. In this study, we report that maintenance of human memory CD8 T cell effector potential during in vitro and in vivo homeostatic proliferation is coupled to preservation of acquired DNA methylation programs. Whole-genome bisulfite sequencing of primary human naive, short-lived effector memory (TEM), and longer-lived central memory (TCM) and stem cell memory (TSCM) CD8 T cells identified effector molecules with demethylated promoters and poised for expression...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489932/camkii%C3%AE-may-modulate-fentanyl-induced-hyperalgesia-via-a-celc-pag-rvm-spinal-cord-descending-facilitative-pain-pathway-in-rats
#18
Zhen Li, Pingping Yin, Jian Chen, Shenglan Jin, Jieqiong Liu, Fang Luo
Each of the lateral capsular division of central nucleus of amygdala(CeLC), periaqueductal gray (PAG), rostral ventromedial medulla(RVM) and spinal cord has been proved to contribute to the development of opioid-induced hyperalgesia(OIH). Especially, Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IIα (CaMKIIα) in CeLC and spinal cord seems to play a key role in OIH modulation. However, the pain pathway through which CaMKIIα modulates OIH is not clear. The pathway from CeLC to spinal cord for this modulation was explored in the present study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488968/prevention-of-red-cell-storage-lesion-a-comparison-of-five-different-additive-solutions
#19
Johan W Lagerberg, Herbert Korsten, Pieter F Van Der Meer, Dirk De Korte
BACKGROUND: In Europe, red cell concentrates (RCC) are usually stored in SAGM (saline-adenine-glucose-mannitol). During storage, in vitro red cell quality declines, including lowered energy status and increased cell lysis. Recently, several additive solutions (ASs), designed to diminish the decline in in vitro quality during storage, have been developed. These new solutions have mainly been developed to better maintain red blood cell (RBC) 2,3-biphosphoglycerate (2,3 BPG) levels and energy status during storage...
April 10, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487935/folate-receptor-targeted-ultrasonic-pfob-nanoparticles-synthesis-characterization-and-application-in-tumor-targeted-imaging
#20
Keshi Li, Yahui Liu, Shengmin Zhang, Youfeng Xu, Jianshuai Jiang, Fengying Yin, Yue Hu, Baosan Han, Shuxiong Ge, Li Zhang, Yong Wang
In this study, we aimed to determine an effective strategy for the synthesis of folate receptor (FR) targeted-nanoparticles (FRNPs). The nanoparticles used as ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) were composed of a liquid core of perfluorooctyl bromide (PFOB) liposome and a targeted shell chemically conjugated with folic acid (FA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG). This was done in order to avoid recognition and clearance by the mononuclear phagocyte system [also known as the reticuloendothelial system (RES)] and enhance the targeting capability of the nanoparticles to tumors overexpressing folate receptor (FR)...
June 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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