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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145514/why-patients-with-thbd-c-1611c-a-p-cys537x-nonsense-mutation-have-high-levels-of-soluble-thrombomodulin
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Yohann Jourdy, Nathalie Enjolras, Sandra Le Quellec, Jean Claude Bordet, Claude Négrier, Christine Vinciguerra, Yesim Dargaud
BACKGROUND: Recently our group has described a new autosomal dominant bleeding disorder characterized by very high plasma levels of soluble thrombomodulin (TM). The THBD c.1611C>A (p.Cys537X) mutation in heterozygous state was found in the propositus. This mutation leads to the synthesis of a truncated TM which has lost the last three amino-acids of the transmembrane domain and the cytoplasmic tail. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the mechanism responsible for TM shedding in endothelial cells with THBD c...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144756/controlling-graphene-bio-interface-dispersions-in-animal-sera-for-enhanced-stability-and-reduced-toxicity
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Ajith Pattammattel, Paritosh Pande, Deepa Kuttappan, Megan Puglia, Ashis K Basu, Mary Amalaradjou, Challa V Kumar
Controlling the graphene-bio interface is important for biological applications of graphene, which is touted as the wonder material of the new century. Graphene samples made in animal sera indicated low toxicity to cells and nematodes, due to the adsorption of the serum proteins on the nascent graphene sheets. The graphite samples were exfoliated in 6 different animal sera, using three different methods, shear reactor, the kitchen blender and by ultrasonication, and maximum efficiency was noted with the kitchen blender...
November 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144590/metabolic-profiling-of-normal-hepatocyte-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-1-h-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
#3
Yang Chen, Zhong Chen, Jiang-Hua Feng, Yun-Bin Chen, Nai-Shun Liao, Ying Su, Chang-Yan Zou
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) causes death mainly by disseminated metastasis progression from the organ being confined. Different metastatic stages are closely related to cellular metabolic profiles. Normal hepatocyte and HepG2 cell line from low metastatic HCC were studied by NMR-based metabolomic techniques. Multivariate and univariate statistical analyses were utilized to identify characteristic metabolites from cells and cultured media. Elevated levels of acetate, creatine, isoleucine, leucine, and phenylalanine were observed in HepG2 cells, suggesting more active in gathering nutrient components along with altered amino acid metabolisms and enhanced lipid metabolism...
November 16, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143459/the-spatial-patterning-of-rgd-and-bmp-2-mimetic-peptides-at-the-subcellular-scale-modulates-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-osteogenesis
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I Bilem, L Plawinski, P Chevallier, C Ayela, E D Sone, G Laroche, M C Durrieu
Engineering artificial extracellular matrices (ECMs), based on the biomimicry of the spatial distribution of proteins and growth factors within their native microenvironment, is of great importance for understanding mechanisms of bone tissue regeneration. Herein, photolithography is used to decorate glass surfaces with subcellular patterns of RGD and BMP-2 ligands; two mimetic peptides recognized to be involved in stem cells osteogenesis. The biological relevance of well-defined RGD and BMP-2 patterned surfaces is evaluated by investigating the differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) into osteoblasts, in the absence of induction media...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143212/rhodococcus-psychrotolerans-sp-nov-isolated-from-rhizosphere-of-deschampsia-antarctica
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Leonardo Jose Silva, Danilo Tosta Souza, Diego Bonaldo Genuario, Harold Alexander Vargas Hoyos, Suikinai Nobre Santos, Luiz Henrique Rosa, Tiago Domingues Zucchi, Itamar Soares Melo
A novel actinobacterium, designated strain CMAA 1533(T), was isolated from the rhizosphere of Deschampsia antarctica collected at King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Strain CMAA 1533(T) was found to grow over a wide range of temperatures (4-28 °C) and pH (4-10). Macroscopically, the colonies were observed to be circular shaped, smooth, brittle and opaque-cream on most of the culture media tested. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain CMAA 1533(T) belongs to the family Nocardiaceae and forms a distinct phyletic line within the genus Rhodococcus...
November 15, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142288/identification-of-small-rnas-abundant-in-burkholderia-cenocepacia-biofilms-reveal-putative-regulators-with-a-potential-role-in-carbon-and-iron-metabolism
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Andrea Sass, Sanne Kiekens, Tom Coenye
Small RNAs play a regulatory role in many central metabolic processes of bacteria, as well as in developmental processes such as biofilm formation. Small RNAs of Burkholderia cenocepacia, an opportunistic pathogenic beta-proteobacterium, are to date not well characterised. To address that, we performed genome-wide transcriptome structure analysis of biofilm grown B. cenocepacia J2315. 41 unannotated short transcripts were identified in intergenic regions of the B. cenocepacia genome. 15 of these short transcripts, highly abundant in biofilms, widely conserved in Burkholderia sp...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141657/local-estrogen-axis-in-the-human-bone-microenvironment-regulates-estrogen%C3%A2-receptor-positive%C3%A2-breast-cancer-cells
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Derek F Amanatullah, John S Tamaresis, Pauline Chu, Michael H Bachmann, Nhat M Hoang, Deborah Collyar, Aaron T Mayer, Robert B West, William J Maloney, Christopher H Contag, Bonnie L King
BACKGROUND: Approximately 70% of all breast cancers express the estrogen receptor, and are regulated by estrogen. While the ovaries are the primary source of estrogen in premenopausal women, most breast cancer is diagnosed following menopause, when systemic levels of this hormone decline. Estrogen production from androgen precursors is catalyzed by the aromatase enzyme. Although aromatase expression and local estrogen production in breast adipose tissue have been implicated in the development of primary breast cancer, the source of estrogen involved in the regulation of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) metastatic breast cancer progression is less clear...
November 15, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141508/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-may-stall-ovarian-cortex-function-through-modulation-of-hormone-receptors-other-than-the-amh-receptor
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Laura Detti, Nicole M Fletcher, Ghassan M Saed, Irene Peregrin-Alvarez, Rebecca A Uhlmann
OBJECTIVE: To test whether recombinant anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) can inhibit ovarian cortex function by modulating the expression of other hormone receptors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pilot experimental study with ovarian cortex obtained from 5 patients. Immediately after explant, the ovarian cortex specimens were divided into 5 equal fragments. One fragment was flash-frozen (uncultured) and 4 were incubated for 48 hours at 37°C in a pH-adjusted gamete buffer medium with increasing AMH concentrations of 0, 5, 25, and 50 ng/mL...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141446/myocardial-reparative-functions-of-exosomes-from-mesenchymal-stem-cells-are-enhanced-by-hypoxia-treatment-of-the-cells-via-transferring-microrna-210-in-an-nsmase2-dependent-way
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Jinyun Zhu, Kai Lu, Ning Zhang, Yun Zhao, Qunchao Ma, Jian Shen, Yinuo Lin, Pingping Xiang, Yaoliang Tang, Xinyang Hu, Jinghai Chen, Wei Zhu, Keith A Webster, Jian'an Wang, Hong Yu
Hypoxia treatment enhances paracrine effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The aim of this study was to investigate whether exosomes from hypoxia-treated MSCs (Exo(H)) are superior to those from normoxia-treated MSCs (Exo(N)) for myocardial repair. Mouse bone marrow-derived MSCs were cultured under hypoxia or normoxia for 24 h, and exosomes from conditioned media were intramyocardially injected into infarcted heart of C57BL/6 mouse. Exo(H) resulted in significantly higher survival, smaller scar size and better cardiac functions recovery...
November 16, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140745/passage-of-campylobacter-jejuni-and-campylobacter-coli-subtypes-through-0-45-and-0-65-micrometer-pore-size-nitrocellulose-filters
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Mark E Berrang, Richard J Meinersmann, Nelson A Cox
Campylobacter can be difficult to recover from complex samples due to overgrowth by background bacteria. A 0.45- or 0.65-μm-pore-size filter overlaid on agar plates can be used as a means to separate Campylobacter from confounding non-Campylobacter cells, facilitating detection on solid plating media. It is unclear what percentage of cells in a Campylobacter suspension passes through a filter and results in visible colonies. The objective of this study was to compare the number of Campylobacter cells detected by the filter method with those detected by direct plating and determine if the filter method can be used to estimate cellular density of an unknown Campylobacter in suspension...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139018/vaccination-against-hydatidosis-molecular-cloning-and-optimal-expression-of-the-eg95nc-recombinant-antigen-in-escherichia-coli
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M Jazouli, M Lightowlers, C G Gauci, K Tadlaoui, A Belmlih, M M Ennaji, M Elharrak
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a widely distributed zoonosis that is highly endemic in the Mediterranean basin. The disease represents a serious public health threat and causes economic losses. The parasite life-cycle involves dogs and ruminants as definitive and intermediate hosts; humans are accidently infected, causing serious clinical issues. Vaccination of ruminants and dog treatments represent the most efficient measures to prevent parasite transmission. The recombinant protein vaccine, EG95, has been used successfully in sheep vaccine trials against CE in several countries...
November 14, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138638/tissue-source-and-cell-expansion-condition-influence-phenotypic-changes-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Lauren H Mangum, Shanmugasundaram Natesan, Randolph Stone, Nicole L Wrice, David A Larson, Kyle F Florell, Barbara A Christy, Maryanne C Herzig, Andrew P Cap, Robert J Christy
Stem cells derived from the subcutaneous adipose tissue of debrided burned skin represent an appealing source of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for regenerative medicine. Traditional tissue culture uses fetal bovine serum (FBS), which complicates utilization of ASCs in human medicine. Human platelet lysate (hPL) is one potential xeno-free, alternative supplement for use in ASC culture. In this study, adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation in media supplemented with 10% FBS or 10% hPL was compared in human ASCs derived from abdominoplasty (HAP) or from adipose associated with debrided burned skin (BH)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138467/bacillus-classification-based-on-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-effects-of-culture-conditions
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Lin-Jie Shu, Yu-Liang Yang
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a reliable and rapid technique applied widely in the identification and classification of microbes. MALDI-TOF MS has been used to identify many endospore-forming Bacillus species; however, endospores affect the identification accuracy when using MALDI-TOF MS because they change the protein composition of samples. Since culture conditions directly influence endospore formation and Bacillus growth, in this study we clarified how culture conditions influence the classification of Bacillus species by using MALDI-TOF MS...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138030/aspergillus-candidus-is-a-newly-recognized-source-of-sphaeropsidin-a-isolation-semi-synthetic-derivatization-and-anticancer-evaluation
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Yan Li, Robert Scott, Annie R Hooper, Geoffrey A Bartholomeusz, Alexander Kornienko, Gerald F Bills
This report details a search for alternative strains that produce the diterpenoid sphaeropsidin A (SphA) among A. candidus strains from the USDA Northern Regional Research Laboratories Culture Collection. We identified two strains that produced SphA using a limited set of test media. An initial scaled-up fermentation of NRRL 313 and isolation effort led to the procurement of sufficient quantities of SphA to prepare five semi-synthetic analogues (1-5) and evaluate their anticancer effects against glioblastoma cells D423 and Gli56 grown in 2D and 3D cultures...
November 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137641/improving-e-coli-growth-performance-by-manipulating-small-rna-expression
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Alejandro Negrete, Joseph Shiloach
Efficient growth of E. coli, especially for production of recombinant proteins, has been a challenge for the biotechnological industry since the early 1970s. By employing multiple approaches, such as different media composition, various growth strategies and specific genetic manipulations, it is now possible to grow bacteria to concentrations exceeding 100 g/L and to achieve high concentrations of recombinant proteins. Although the growth conditions are carefully monitored and maintained, it is likely that during the growth process cells are exposed to periodic stress conditions, created by fluctuations in pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, glucose, and salt concentration...
November 14, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137610/hemoglobin-stimulates-the-expression-of-adamts-5-and-adamts-9-by-synovial-cells-a-possible-cause-of-articular-cartilage-damage-after-intra-articular-hemorrhage
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Takuya Tajima, Tomohisa Sekimoto, Nami Yamaguchi, Noboru Taniguchi, Syuji Kurogi, Masugi Maruyama, Etsuo Chosa
BACKGROUND: ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motifs) proteins play an important pathological role in matrix degeneration. Aggrecan degradation is a significant and critical event in early-stage osteoarthritis. To determine the effect of hemoglobin (Hb) on the ability of synovial tissues to produce ADAMTS family members, we examined the influence of Hb by synovial cells in an in vitro experimental system. METHODS: Synovial tissues were obtained from five young patients with meniscal injury under arthroscopic surgery...
November 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137379/diagnostic-potential-of-serum-exosomal-colorectal-neoplasia-differentially-expressed-long-non-coding-rna-crnde-p-and-microrna-217-expression-in-colorectal-carcinoma
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Bo Yu, Qiong Du, Huan Li, Hong-Yue Liu, Xuan Ye, Bin Zhu, Qing Zhai, Xin-Xiang Li
In this study, we investigated the diagnostic potential of serum exosomal colorectal neoplasia differentially expressed (CRNDE-p) long coding RNA and microRNA-217 in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). We detected high CRNDE-p and low miR-217 levels in exosomes released by multiple CRC cell lines into culture media as well as in sera from CRC xenograft mice and CRC patients. Conversely, we observed lower CRNDE-p and higher miR-217 levels in serum exosomes from post-chemotherapy than from pre-chemotherapy patient samples...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137278/comprehensive-microrna-sequencing-of-exosomes-derived-from-head-and-neck-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro-reveals-common-secretion-profiles-and-potential-utility-as-salivary-biomarkers
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Scott Langevin, Damaris Kuhnell, Tess Parry, Jacek Biesiada, Shouxiong Huang, Trisha Wise-Draper, Keith Casper, Xiang Zhang, Mario Medvedovic, Susan Kasper
Exosomes are nano-scale, membrane encapsulated vesicles that are released by cells into the extracellular space and function as intercellular signaling vectors through horizontal transfer of biologic molecules, including microRNA (miRNA). There is evidence that cancer-derived exosomes enable the tumor to manipulate its microenvironment, thus contributing to the capacity of the tumor for immune evasion, growth, invasion, and metastatic spread. The objective of this study was to characterize differential secretion of exosomal miRNA by head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and identify a set of candidate biomarkers that could be detected in non-invasive saliva samples...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137267/tumacrophage-macrophages-transformed-into-tumor-stem-like-cells-by-virulent-genetic-material-from-tumor-cells
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Yizhuang Zhang, Na Zhou, Xiuyan Yu, Xuehui Zhang, Shanxin Li, Zhen Lei, Ruobi Hu, Hui Li, Yiqing Mao, Xi Wang, Jinshu Zhang, Yuan Li, Hongyan Guo, David M Irwin, Gang Niu, Huanran Tan
Tumor-associated macrophages are regarded as tumor-enhancers as they have key roles in the subversion of adaptive immunity and in inflammatory circuits that promote tumor progression. Here, we show that cancer cells can subvert macrophages yielding cells that have gained pro-tumor functions. When macrophages isolated from mice or humans are co-cultured with dead cancer cell line cells, induced to undergo apoptosis to mimic chemotherapy, up-regulation of pro-tumor gene expression was identified. Phagocytosis of apoptotic cancer cells by macrophages resulted in their transformation into tumor stem (initiating)-like cells, as indicated by the expression of epithelial markers (e...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136392/rescue-effect-inherited-in-colony-formation-assays-affects-radiation-response
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Gabriel Adrian, Crister Ceberg, Ana Carneiro, Lars Ekblad
It is well known that nonirradiated cells can exhibit radiation damage (bystander effect), and recent findings have shown that nonirradiated cells may help protect irradiated cells (rescue effect). These findings call into question the traditional view of radiation response: cells cannot be envisioned as isolated units. Here, we investigated traditional colony formation assays to determine if they also comprise cellular communication affecting the radiation response, using colony formation assays with varying numbers of cells, modulated beam irradiation and media transfer...
November 14, 2017: Radiation Research
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