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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346589/urban-evolutionary-ecology-and-the-potential-benefits-of-implementing-genomics
#1
Christopher J Schell
Urban habitats are quickly becoming exceptional models to address adaptation under rapid environmental change, given the expansive temporal and spatial scales with which anthropogenic landscape conversion occurs. Urban ecologists in the last 10-15 years have done an extraordinary job of highlighting phenotypic patterns that correspond with urban living, as well as delineating urban population structure using traditional genetic markers. The underpinning genetic mechanisms that govern those phenotypic patterns, however, are less well established...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346445/transcriptome-analysis-of-skin-fibroblasts-with-dominant-negative-col3a1-mutations-provides-molecular-insights-into-the-etiopathology-of-vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#2
Nicola Chiarelli, Giulia Carini, Nicoletta Zoppi, Marco Ritelli, Marina Colombi
Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a dominantly inherited connective tissue disorder caused by mutations in the COL3A1 gene that encodes type III collagen (COLLIII), which is the major expressed collagen in blood vessels and hollow organs. The majority of disease-causing variants in COL3A1 are glycine substitutions and in-frame splice mutations in the triple helix domain that through a dominant negative effect are associated with the severe clinical spectrum potentially lethal of vEDS, characterized by fragility of soft connective tissues with arterial and organ ruptures...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346217/pathological-and-molecular-aspects-to-improve-endoscopic-ultrasonography-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-from-solid-pancreatic-lesions
#3
Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Keiko Sasaki, Sachiyo Ono, Masato Abe, Hirotoshi Ishiwatari, Akira Fukutomi, Katsuhiko Uesaka, Hiroyuki Ono
Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has been applied to pancreatic lesions since the 1990s, and its use is now widespread. Improvements in endoscopic devices and sampling techniques have resulted in excellent diagnostic ability for solid pancreatic lesions. However, clinical improvements alone are not responsible for it; pathological aspects have also played important roles. Rapid on-site evaluation minimizes endoscopic procedures, although its value at improving the diagnostic ratio is still debated...
February 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345616/inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-in-cholinergic-projection-neurons-fully-rescues-aging-associated-olfactory-circuit-degeneration-in-drosophila
#4
Ashiq Hussain, Atefeh Pooryasin, Mo Zhang, Laura F Loschek, Marco La Fortezza, Anja B Friedrich, Catherine-Marie Blais, Habibe K Üçpunar, Vicente A Yépez, Martin Lehmann, Nicolas Gompel, Julien Gagneur, Stephan J Sigrist, Ilona C Grunwald Kadow
Loss of the sense of smell is among the first signs of natural aging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Cellular and molecular mechanisms promoting this smell loss are not understood. Here, we show that Drosophila melanogaster also loses olfaction before vision with age. Within the olfactory circuit, cholinergic projection neurons show a reduced odor response accompanied by a defect in axonal integrity and reduction in synaptic marker proteins. Using behavioral functional screening, we pinpoint that expression of the mitochondrial reactive oxygen scavenger SOD2 in cholinergic projection neurons is necessary and sufficient to prevent smell degeneration in aging flies...
January 18, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345363/effects-of-il-10-and-th-2-cytokines-on-human-m%C3%AF-phenotype-and-response-to-csf1r-inhibitor
#5
Leon P Pradel, Andreas Franke, Carola H Ries
Tumor-associated Mφs display a plastic phenotype that is regulated by the local tumor milieu. Gene expression analysis and functional characterization of Mφs exposed in vitro to individual cytokines aids to delineate the cross-talk between defined cytokines shaping the complex Mφ phenotype. Human monocyte-derived Mφs can be differentiated in vitro with the T helper cell type 2 response cytokines IL-4 and IL-13 or the immunosuppressive IL-10. Notably, only the latter subset undergoes apoptosis when treated with the CSF 1 receptor (CSF1R) blocking antibody emactuzumab...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345176/bone-marrow-vegfc-expression-is-associated-with-multilineage-dysplasia-and-several-prognostic-markers-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukemia-but-not-with-survival
#6
Vicent Guillem, Marisa Calabuig, Salut Brunet, Jordi Esteve, Lourdes Escoda, David Gallardo, Josep-Maria Ribera, María Paz Queipo de Llano, Montserrat Arnan, Carme Pedro, María Luz Amigo, Josep M Martí-Tutusaus, Antoni García-Guiñón, Joan Bargay, Antonia Sampol, Olga Salamero, Llorenç Font, Carme Talarn, Montserrat Hoyos, Marina Díaz-Beyá, Ana Garrido, Blanca Navarro, Josep Nomdédeu, Jordi Sierra, Mar Tormo
Vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGFC) stimulates leukemia cell proliferation and survival, and promotes angiogenesis. We studied VEGFC expression in bone marrow samples from 353 adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients and its relationship with several clinical, cytogenetic, and molecular variables. We also studied the expression of 84 genes involved in VEGF signaling in 24 patients. We found that VEGFC expression was higher in AML patients with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC) than in patients with non-AML-MRC...
January 18, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344885/microrna-networks-in-breast-cancer-cells
#7
Andliena Tahiri, Miriam R Aure, Vessela N Kristensen
A variety of molecular techniques can be used in order to unravel the molecular composition of cells. In particular, the microarray technology has been used to identify novel biomarkers that may be useful in the diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of cancer. The microarray technology is ideal for biomarker discovery as it allows for the screening of a large number of molecules at once. In this review, we focus on microRNAs (miRNAs) which are key molecules in cells and regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344848/current-status-and-future-possibilities-of-molecular-genetics-techniques-in-brassica-napus
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REVIEW
Muhammad Afzal, Salem Safer Alghamdi, Muhammad Habib Ur Rahman, Awais Ahmad, Tahir Farooq, Mukhtar Alam, Imtiaz Ali Khan, Hidayat Ullah, Wajid Nasim, Shah Fahad
As PCR methods have improved over the last 15 years, there has been an upsurge in the number of new DNA marker tools, which has allowed the generation of high-density molecular maps for all the key Brassica crop types. Biotechnology and molecular plant breeding have emerged as a significant tool for molecular understanding that led to a significant crop improvement in the Brassica napus species. Brassica napus possess a very complicated polyploidy-based genomics. The quantitative trait locus (QTL) is not sufficient to develop effective markers for trait introgression...
January 17, 2018: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344342/frontotemporal-dementia-latest-evidence-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Juan Joseph Young, Mallika Lavakumar, Deena Tampi, Silpa Balachandran, Rajesh R Tampi
Background: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) describes a cluster of neurocognitive syndromes that present with impairment of executive functioning, changes in behavior, and a decrease in language proficiency. FTD is the second most common form of dementia in those younger than 65 years and is expected to increase in prevalence as the population ages. This goal in our review is to describe advances in the understanding of neurobiological pathology, classification, assessment, and treatment of FTD syndromes...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344265/high-expression-of-pu-1-is-associated-with-her-2-and-shorter-survival-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#10
Jing Lin, Wei Liu, Tian Luan, Lili Yuan, Wei Jiang, Huilong Cai, Weiguang Yuan, Yuwen Wang, Qingyuan Zhang, Lihong Wang
The transcription factor PU.1 was previously identified as an oncogene or a tumor suppressor in different types of leukemia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression of PU.1 in breast cancer and to analyze its association with clinical features and prognosis. Immunohistochemistry was used to determine PU.1 expression in breast cancer tissue microarrays and paraffin-embedded sections. The association between PU.1 expression and clinicopathological factors was assessed by using chi-square test...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344233/lidamycin-decreases-cd133-expression-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-the-notch-signaling-pathway
#11
Yi Chen, Wenwei Sun, Ran He, Feiyan Zhang, Hongyu Wang, Panhong Li, Rong-Guang Shao, Xiaoyu Xu
Cluster of differentiation (CD)133 is considered a molecular marker of cancer stem cells in hepatocellular carcinoma. In the present study, the effect of lidamycin (LDM) on CD133 expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (Huh7 cells) was evaluated and the potential molecular mechanism was investigated. Flow cytometry analysis, as well as sorting, sphere formation and western-blot assays, were performed in vitro to explore the effects of LDM on CD133 expression. A subcutaneous tumor model in nude mice was used to observe the effects of LDM on tumor volume and CD133 protein in vivo...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344162/effects-of-rat-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-breast-cancer-cells-with-differing-hormone-receptor-status
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Ying Wang, Shan Shao, Minna Luo, Shangke Huang, Lu Feng, Na Yuan, Fang Wu, Chengxue Dang, Xinhan Zhao
Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease that can be classified into several molecular intrinsic subtypes according to hormone markers, including estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2. Breast cancer cases with different hormone status vary with respect to patient morbidity, metastasis organotropism and disease progression. It is well known that the most preferential relapse site of breast cancer is in the bone, but the metastatic incidence is markedly higher in hormone receptor-positive cancer compared with that in hormone receptor-negative cancers...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344142/isolation-and-identification-of-tumor-initiating-cell-properties-in-human-gallbladder-cancer-cell-lines-using-the-marker-cluster-of-differentiation-133
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Jiwei Yu, Zhaohui Tang, Wei Gong, Mingdi Zhang, Zhiwei Quan
The present study aimed to isolate and identify the properties of the cluster of differentiation (CD)133+ subset in human gallbladder cancer cells. The CD133+ and CD133- subpopulations of the GBC-SD cell line were separated using immunomagnetic separation, and the biological features of the two subpopulations were analyzed in vitro and in vivo. In particular, the present study aimed to determine whether the two subpopulations were resistant to anti-tumor reagents and to identify the underlying molecular mechanisms involved...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344124/molecular-biological-characterization-and-drug-sensitivity-of-chidamide-resistant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Song'e Luo, Kai Ma, Hongxia Zhu, Shuren Wang, Mei Liu, Weina Zhang, Shufang Liang, Ningzhi Xu
Chidamide, a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, has been applied in clinical trials for various types of hematological and solid tumors. Although acquired resistance is common in chemotherapy, the mechanism of resistance to chidamide is poorly characterized. The goal of the present study was to explore, in detail, the mechanism for the induced resistance to chidamide, and investigate a potential cross-resistance to other chemotherapeutic drugs. A549 cells were exposed to gradually increasing chidamide concentrations to establish a chidamide-resistant non-small cell lung cancer cell line (A549-CHI-R)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343995/humanmethylation450k-array-identified-biomarkers-predict-tumour-recurrence-progression-at-initial-diagnosis-of-high-risk-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#15
Mark O Kitchen, Richard T Bryan, Richard D Emes, Christopher J Luscombe, K K Cheng, Maurice P Zeegers, Nicholas D James, Lyndon M Gommersall, Anthony A Fryer
Background: High-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (HR-NMIBC) is a clinically unpredictable disease. Despite clinical risk estimation tools, many patients are undertreated with intra-vesical therapies alone, whereas others may be over-treated with early radical surgery. Molecular biomarkers, particularly DNA methylation, have been reported as predictive of tumour/patient outcomes in numerous solid organ and haematologic malignancies; however, there are few reports in HR-NMIBC and none using genome-wide array assessment...
2018: Biomarkers in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343955/lysyl-oxidase-activates-cancer-stromal-cells-and-promotes-gastric-cancer-progression-quantum-dot-based-identification-of-biomarkers-in-cancer-stromal-cells
#16
Chunwei Peng, Jiuyang Liu, Guifang Yang, Yan Li
Purpose: Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) are a promising alternative to organic fluorescent dyes for multiplexed molecular imaging of cancer stroma, which have great advantages in holistically analyzing the complex interactions among cancer stromal components in situ. Patients and methods: A QD probe-based multiplexed spectral molecular imaging method was established for simultaneous imaging. Three tissue microarrays (TMAs) including 184 gastric cancer (GC) tissues were constructed for the study...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343640/single-cell-transcriptomics-of-the-developing-lateral-geniculate-nucleus-reveals-insights-into-circuit-assembly-and-refinement
#17
Brian T Kalish, Lucas Cheadle, Sinisa Hrvatin, M Aurel Nagy, Samuel Rivera, Megan Crow, Jesse Gillis, Rory Kirchner, Michael E Greenberg
Coordinated changes in gene expression underlie the early patterning and cell-type specification of the central nervous system. However, much less is known about how such changes contribute to later stages of circuit assembly and refinement. In this study, we employ single-cell RNA sequencing to develop a detailed, whole-transcriptome resource of gene expression across four time points in the developing dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN), a visual structure in the brain that undergoes a well-characterized program of postnatal circuit development...
January 17, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343506/how-to-use%C3%A2-procalcitonin
#18
Philip Robinson, Surjo Kiran De
Diagnosing bacterial infection in the unwell or febrile child is a common challenge faced by all paediatricians. Despite the advent of novel molecular techniques, there is ongoing need for diagnostic assays with adequate performance and turnaround time to facilitate safe clinical decision-making when bacterial sepsis is suspected, such as whether to commence empirical treatment with antibiotics. Procalcitonin is an established marker of infection that has a potential role in the diagnosis and exclusion of serious or invasive bacterial infection in neonates and children...
January 17, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343249/microrna-124-inhibits-bone-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-by-repressing-interleukin-11
#19
Wei-Luo Cai, Wen-Ding Huang, Bo Li, Tian-Rui Chen, Zhen-Xi Li, Cheng-Long Zhao, Heng-Yu Li, Yan-Mei Wu, Wang-Jun Yan, Jian-Ru Xiao
BACKGROUND: Most patients with breast cancer in advanced stages of the disease suffer from bone metastases which lead to fractures and nerve compression syndromes. microRNA dysregulation is an important event in the metastases of breast cancer to bone. microRNA-124 (miR-124) has been proved to inhibit cancer progression, whereas its effect on bone metastases of breast cancer has not been reported. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the role and underlying mechanism of miR-124 in bone metastases of breast cancer...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342893/qtl-mapping-for-fiber-quality-and-yield-traits-based-on-introgression-lines-derived-from-gossypium-hirsutum-%C3%A3-g-tomentosum
#20
Ayaz Ali Keerio, Chao Shen, Yichun Nie, Muhammad Mahmood Ahmed, Xianlong Zhang, Zhongxu Lin
The tetraploid species Gossypium hirsutum is cultivated widely throughout the world with high yield and moderate fiber quality, but its genetic basis is narrow. A set of 107 introgression lines (ILs) was developed with an interspecific cross using G. hirsutumacc. 4105 as the recurrent parent and G. tomentosum as the donor parent. A specific locus amplified fragment sequencing (SLAF-seq) strategy was used to obtain high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers. In total, 3157 high-quality SNP markers were obtained and further used for identification of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for fiber quality and yield traits evaluated in multiple environments...
January 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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