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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734227/continuous-delivery-of-neutralizing-antibodies-elevate-ccl2-levels-in-mice-bearing-mcf10ca1d-breast-tumor-xenografts
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Min Yao, Curtis Smart, Qingting Hu, Nikki Cheng
Chemokines are small soluble molecules that play critical roles in wound healing, infection, and cancer progression. In particular, overexpression of the C-C motif chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) in multiple cancer types correlates with poor patient prognosis. Animal studies have shown that CCL2 signals to macrophages and breast cancer cells to promote tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis, indicating that CCL2 is a promising therapeutic target. However, the effectiveness of human-specific neutralizing antibodies has not been fully evaluated...
July 19, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731846/presence-and-future-of-culturing-bacteria
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Jörg Overmann, Birte Abt, Johannes Sikorski
The cultivation of bacteria is highly biased toward a few phylogenetic groups. Many of the currently underexplored bacterial lineages likely have novel biosynthetic pathways and unknown biochemical features. New cultivation concepts have been developed based on an improved understanding of the ecology of previously not-cultured bacteria. Particularly successful were improved media that mimic the natural types and concentrations of substrates and nutrients, high-throughput cultivation techniques, and approaches that exploit biofilm formation and bacterial interactions...
July 21, 2017: Annual Review of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731323/analyzing-liposomal-drug-delivery-systems-in-three-dimensional-cell-culture-models-using-maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry
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Jessica K Lukowski, Eric M Weaver, Amanda B Hummon
Cancer chemotherapeutics often fail to reach all diseased cells. To help solve this problem, researchers are investigating novel drug delivery systems. Liposomes are an attractive option due to their low toxicity, high biocompatibility, and potential to carry a large amount of a drug to the tumor site, all while avoiding being eliminated from the body. This study evaluates the penetration of doxorubicin-encased liposomes into three-dimensional cell cultures, or spheroids. Liposomes composed of lipids containing head groups of phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), and cholesterol were created by extrusion...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730564/a-new-approach-to-assess-occupational-exposure-to-airborne-fungal-contamination-and-mycotoxins-of-forklift-drivers-in-waste-sorting-facilities
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Carla Viegas, Tiago Faria, Ana Cebola de Oliveira, Liliana Aranha Caetano, Elisabete Carolino, Anita Quintal-Gomes, Magdalena Twarużek, Robert Kosicki, Ewelina Soszczyńska, Susana Viegas
The waste management industry is an important employer, and exposure of waste-handling workers to microorganisms is considered an occupational health problem. Besides fungal contamination, it is important to consider the co-occurrence of mycotoxins in this setting. Forklifts with closed cabinet and air conditioner are commonly used in waste industry to transport waste and other products within the facilities, possibly increasing the risk of exposure under certain conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the fungal contamination and mycotoxin levels in filters from the air conditioning system of forklift cabinets, as an indicator to assess occupational exposure of the drivers working in a waste sorting facility...
July 20, 2017: Mycotoxin Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730487/a-methodology-for-comprehensive-analysis-of-toll-like-receptor-signaling-in-macrophages
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Marijke Koppenol-Raab, Aleksandra Nita-Lazar
A combination of high-throughput, multiplexed, quantitative methods with computational modeling and statistical approaches is required to obtain system-level understanding of biological function. Mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics has emerged as a preferred tool for the analysis of changes in protein abundance and their post-translational modification (PTM) levels at a global scale, comparable with genomic experiments and generating data suitable for use in mathematical modeling of signaling pathways. Here we describe a set of parallel bottom-up proteomic approaches to detect and quantify the global protein changes in total intracellular proteins, their phosphorylation, and the proteins released by active and passive secretion or shedding mechanisms (referred to as the secretome as reviewed in Makridakis and Vlahou, J Proteome 73:2291-2305, 2010) in response to the stimulation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) with specific ligands in cultured macrophages...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730444/oxime-ether-lipids-as-transfection-agents-assembly-and-complexation-with-sirna
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Anu Puri, Serena Zampino, Mathias Viard, Bruce A Shapiro
RNAi-based therapeutic approaches to combat cancer and other diseases are currently an area of great interest. However, practical applications of this approach rely on optimal tools to carry and deliver siRNA to the desired site. Oxime ether lipids (OELs) are a class of molecules among other various carriers being examined for siRNA delivery. OELs, relatively new candidates, belong to a class of non-glycerol based lipids and have begun to claim their place as an siRNA delivery carrier in the field of RNAi therapy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730107/induction-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-expression-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-after-repeated-bevacizumab-treatment-in-vitro
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Ji Eun Lee, Jin Young Kim, Jae Ho Jung, Dong Hoon Shin, Sung Who Park
AIM: To investigate the mechanism underlying the loss of responsiveness to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment after repeated injections for choroidal neovascularization, VEGF and VEGF receptor (VEGFR) expressions were evaluated following repeated bevacizumab treatments in hypoxic human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vitro. METHODS: HUVECs were incubated under hypoxic conditions in two media of different bevacizumab concentrations (1...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729719/inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-supports-high-proliferative-potential-of-diverse-p63-mouse-epithelial-progenitor-cells-in-vitro
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Daisuke Suzuki, Filipa Pinto, Makoto Senoo
Mouse models have been used to provide primary cells to study physiology and pathogenesis of epithelia. However, highly efficient simple approaches to propagate mouse primary epithelial cells remain challenging. Here, we show that pharmacological inhibition of TGF-β signaling enables long-term expansion of p63(+) epithelial progenitor cells in low Ca(2+) media without the need of progenitor cell-purification steps or support by a feeder cell layer. We find that TGF-β signaling is operative in mouse primary keratinocytes in conventional cultures as determined by the nuclear Smad2/3 localization...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729427/sialylated-glycosylphosphatidylinositols-suppress-the-production-of-toxic-amyloid-%C3%AE-oligomers
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William Nolan, Harriet McHale-Owen, Clive Bate
The production of amyloid-β (Aβ) is a key factor driving pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Increasing concentrations of soluble Aβ oligomers within the brain lead to synapse degeneration and the progressive dementia characteristic of AD. Since Aβ exists in both disease-relevant (toxic) and non-toxic forms, the factors that affected the release of toxic Aβ were studied in a cell model. 7PA2 cells expressing the human amyloid precursor protein released Aβ oligomers that caused synapse damage when incubated with cultured neurons...
July 20, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729020/purification-of-cell-culture-derived-influenza-a-virus-via-continuous-anion-exchange-chromatography-on-monoliths
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Laura M Fischer, Michael W Wolff, Udo Reichl
The continuously increasing demand for potent and safe vaccines and the intensifying economic pressure on health care systems underlines the need for further optimization of vaccine manufacturing. Here, we focus on downstream processing of human influenza vaccines, investigating the purification of serum-free cell culture-derived influenza virus (A/PR/8/34 H1N1) using continuous chromatography. Therefore, quaternary amine anion exchange monoliths (CIM® QA) were characterized for their capacity to capture virus particles from animal cells cultivated in different media and their ability to separate virions from contaminating host cell proteins and DNA...
July 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727605/in-vitro-compatibility-of-contact-lenses-with-corneal-epithelial-cells
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Ajay K Vijay, Zohra Fadli, Carol Lakkis, Chantal Coles-Brennan, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To determine the interaction of contact lenses of different materials with corneal epithelial cells grown in tissue culture. METHODS: Two different corneal epithelial cell lines were grown to confluence in culture media. Two hydrogel contact lenses with and without polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) {1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST (1-Day ACUVUE [hydrogel lenses]) and a silicone hydrogel contact lens, AIR OPTIX NIGHT & DAY} were removed from their blister packs, washed in phosphate-buffered saline, and applied to the cells...
July 18, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727116/technical-note-development-of-a-feed-matrix-as-inoculum-in-salmonella-infection-studies-in-piglets
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R Litjens, A-K Oudshoorn, P J Roubos-van den Hil
Current methods used for oral administration of pathogens to piglets are stressful for the animals because of fixation and use of inoculation methods such as oral gavage. In the present study an alternative way to challenge piglets with Typhimurium (ST) is investigated. The strategy was to incorporate the in a feed matrix, which is fed to the piglets and eaten voluntary. Different types of feed matrices were tested for their absorption capacity, handling properties, and palatability to piglets. Furthermore, the viability of ST in feed matrices was studied...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726187/best-practices-for-media-selection-for-mammalian-cells
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Paul J Price
Cell culture medium is a complex mixture of nutrients and growth factors that, along with the physical environment, can either help or destroy your experiment or production run. Nutritional requirements differ with different cell types and functions, as do optimal pH and osmolality. As cell growth proceeds, different cells will utilize amino acids and other components at different rates. By controlling for ammonia, free radicals, heavy metal toxicity, pH shifts, fluctuations in osmolality, nutrient depletion, and chemical and biological contaminants, you will optimize the chances of success...
July 19, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725266/highly-efficient-methane-generation-from-untreated-microalgae-biomass
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Viktor Klassen, Olga Blifernez-Klassen, Daniel Wibberg, Anika Winkler, Jörn Kalinowski, Clemens Posten, Olaf Kruse
BACKGROUND: The fact that microalgae perform very efficiently photosynthetic conversion of sunlight into chemical energy has moved them into the focus of regenerative fuel research. Especially, biogas generation via anaerobic digestion is economically attractive due to the comparably simple apparative process technology and the theoretical possibility of converting the entire algal biomass to biogas/methane. In the last 60 years, intensive research on biogas production from microalgae biomass has revealed the microalgae as a rather challenging substrate for anaerobic digestion due to its high cell wall recalcitrance and unfavorable protein content, which requires additional pretreatment and co-fermentation strategies for sufficient fermentation...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723646/collagen-type-1-promotes-survival-of-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-overexpressing-kv10-1-potassium-and-orai1-calcium-channels-through-ddr1-dependent-pathway
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Mehdi Badaoui, Cloé Mimsy-Julienne, Charles Saby, Laurence Van Gulick, Marta Peretti, Pierre Jeannesson, Hamid Morjani, Halima Ouadid-Ahidouch
Collagen type 1 is among the tumor microenvironment (TM) factors, that regulates proliferation, survival, migration and invasion. Ion channels are key players in interactions between tumor cells and TM. Kv10.1 has been shown to play an essential role in breast cancer cell proliferation and migration by permitting Ca2+ influx notably via Orai1. Here, we show that human breast cancer (BC) cells growing, in culture media completely devoid of the serum and seeded on collagen 1 coating, exhibited less apoptotic rate and a decrease in Bax expression when compared to those grown on plastic...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723184/steric-hindrance-assay-for-secreted-factors-in-stem-cell-culture
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Wendi Zhou, Sahar S Mahshid, Weijia Wang, Alexis Vallée-Bélisle, Peter W Zandstra, Edward H Sargent, Shana O Kelley
The ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem cells is significantly inhibited by secreted proteins that induce negative feedback loops. The ability to effectively monitor these factors is critical for their real-time regulation and control and, by extension, enhancing stem cell expansion. Here, we describe a novel monitoring strategy for the detection of soluble signaling factors in stem cell cultures using a DNA-based sensing mechanism on a chip-based nanostructured microelectrode platform. We combine DNA hybridization engineering with antibody-capturing chemistry in an amplified steric hindrance hybridization assay...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720219/monitoring-leachables-from-single-use-bioreactor-bags-for-mammalian-cell-culture-by-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-followed-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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N Dorival-García, J Bones
A method for the identification of leachables in chemically defined media for CHO cell culture using dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) and UHPLC-MS is described. A Box-Behnken design of experiments (DoE) approach was applied to obtain the optimum extraction conditions of the target analytes. Performance of DLLME as extraction technique was studied by comparison of two commercial chemically defined media for CHO cell culture. General extraction conditions for any group of leachables, regardless of their specific chemical functionalities can be applied and similar optimum conditions were obtained with the two media...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719350/characterization-of-candidate-probionts-isolated-from-human-breast-milk
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S Khalkhali, N Mojgani
This study was designed to isolate and identify the potential probionts present in 32 healthy mothers' breast milk. Microbial culture media and 16SrRNA sequencing were used to isolate and identify the bacteria and all isolates were analyzed for their antagonistic potential, resistance to acidic pH, bile salts and survival under simulated gastric and intestinal conditions. The colonization potential was further assessed based on adherence to human enterocyte-like Caco-2 cell lines. The breast milk samples harbored significant numbers of Gram positive and catalase negative (85%) bacteria...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718681/partial-substitution-of-glucose-with-xylitol-suppressed-the-glycolysis-and-selectively-inhibited-the-proliferation-of-oral-cancer-cells
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Dunyaporn Trachootham, Pimjai Chingsuwanrote, Penkhair Yoosadiang, Duangsamon Mekkriangkrai, Tanapat Ratchawong, Nicha Buraphacheep, Siripa Kijanukul, Sumrit Saekhow, Orawan Pongpitchayadej, Kittituch Vongvachvasin, Paknisa Sittikornpaiboon, Siriporn Tuntipopipat
Suitable diet for cancer survivors remains an unresolved challenge. Increased glucose utilization is a hallmark of various cancers. Therefore, alternative carbohydrate supplying normal tissue but retarding cancer growth is needed. This study investigated the effect of sugar alcohols on the proliferation of oral cancer cells compared to nontransformed cells and explored the mechanism. Six oral squamous cell carcinoma (CAL-27, FaDu, SCC4, SCC9, SCC15, and SCC25) and one nontransformed oral keratinocyte (OKF6/TERT2) lines were cultured in media containing 1 mg/ml glucose and 5...
July 18, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715399/integration-free-derivation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-laminin-521-matrix
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Elias Uhlin, Ana Marin Navarro, Harriet Rönnholm, Kelly Day, Malin Kele, Anna Falk
Xeno-free and fully defined conditions are key parameters for robust and reproducible generation of homogenous human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells. Maintenance of hiPS cells on feeder cells or undefined matrices are susceptible to batch variances, pathogenic contamination and risk of immunogenicity. Utilizing the defined recombinant human laminin 521 (LN-521) matrix in combination with xeno-free and defined media formulations reduces variability and allows for the consistent generation of hiPS cells...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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