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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938496/icaritin-improves-antibody-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-a-mouse-model-by-regulating-t-cell-polarization
#1
Chenghong Sun, Jian Yang, Mingzhi Wang, Lihong Pan, Jingchun Yao, Shenglan Wang, Na Guo, Chunyan Li, Guimin Zhang
Previous studies have shown that icaritin (ICT) has significant protective effects on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and the present study aimed to discuss the mechanism of this protective effect from the aspect of regulating T-cell polarization by an antibody-induced ITP mice model. Mice were given rat anti-mouse CD41 antibody (MWReg30) by intraperitoneal injection for 7 d to produce ITP model. At the same time, ICT was administrated at 10 mg/kg/d orally for 9 d. Peripheral blood platelets were counted by hematology analyzer...
September 22, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938494/supercritical-fluid-chromatography-in-natural-product-analysis-an-update
#2
Nora Gibitz Eisath, Sonja Sturm, Hermann Stuppner
The wide chemical diversity of natural products has challenged analysts all over the world and has been a driving force for the development of innovative technologies since decades. In the last years, supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) has finally emerged from the shadow of liquid chromatography (LC) and gas chromatography (GC) and has become a powerful tool in modern natural product analysis. Whereas in the past the technique had mainly been restricted to a small group of nonpolar compounds, it has largely expanded its suitability in the last years and has demonstrated possibilities without boundaries...
September 22, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938158/directional-migration-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-escc-is-epigenetically-regulated-by-set-nuclear-oncogene-a-member-of-the-inhibitor-of-histone-acetyltransferase-complex
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Xiang Yuan, Xinshuai Wang, Bianli Gu, Yingjian Ma, Yiwen Liu, Man Sun, Jinyu Kong, Wei Sun, Huizhi Wang, Fuyou Zhou, Shegan Gao
Directional cell migration is of fundamental importance to a variety of biological events, including metastasis of malignant cells. Herein, we specifically investigated SET oncoprotein, a subunit of the recently identified inhibitor of acetyltransferases (INHAT) complex and identified its role in the establishment of front-rear cell polarity and directional migration in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC). We further define the molecular circuits that govern these processes by showing that SET modulated DOCK7/RAC1 and cofilin signaling events...
September 19, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938135/bang-bang-optimal-control-of-large-spin-systems-enhancement-of-13-c-13-c-singlet-order-at-natural-abundance
#4
Deepak Khurana, T S Mahesh
Using a bang-bang optimal control technique, we transfer polarization from a set of abundant high-γ nuclei directly to singlet order of a low-γ spin-pair. This approach is analogous to algorithmic cooling (AC) procedure used in quantum state purification. Specifically, we apply this method for enhancing the singlet order in a natural abundant (13)C- (13)C spin pair by exploiting nine equivalent protons of an 11-spin system. Compared to the standard method not involving polarization transfer, we find an enhancement of singlet order by about 3...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937788/lipid-extracts-from-the-brains-of-silver-carp-hypophthalmichthys-molitrix-induce-apoptosis-in-mcf-7-cells-through-the-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-the-mitochondrial-pathway
#5
Caixia Wang, Wenshui Xia, Qixing Jiang, Yanshun Xu, Peipei Yu
Previous studies have verified the protective role of n3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in cancer. Fish brain lipids are rich in n3 PUFAs. However, the action and mechanism of their potent anticancer activities remain unclear. In this study, polar lipids (PLs) and neutral lipids (NLs) were isolated from the total lipids (TLs) of the silver carp brain, and the anticancer effects of the lipid fractions (LFs) were examined in a human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7). The LFs effectively inhibited the cell proliferation of MCF-7 cells in a time- and concentration-dependent manner by cell cycle arrest at the S stage and induction of apoptosis...
September 22, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937773/probing-the-hiv-1-ncp7-nucleocapsid-protein-with-site-specific-gold-i-phosphine-complexes
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Raphael E F de Paiva, Zhifeng Du, Erica J Peterson, Pedro P Corbi, Nicholas P Farrell
In this work, we examined a series of thiophilic Au(I) compounds based on [Au(L)(PR3)] (L = Cl(-), 4-dimethylaminopyridine (dmap); R= ethyl (Et), cyclohexyl (Cy)) for chemoselective auration of the C-terminal HIV nucleocapsid protein NCp7 F2 and the "full" HIV NCp7 (NC, zinc finger (ZnF)) as probes of nucleocapsid topography. The choice of phosphine allowed electronic and steric effects to be considered. The use of the heterocycle "leaving group" allowed us to study the effect of possible π-stacking with the essential tryptophan residue of NC on the reactivity and selectivity, mimicking the naturally occurring interaction between the zinc finger and nucleic acids...
September 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937772/terahertz-light-matter-interaction-beyond-unity-coupling-strength
#7
Andreas Bayer, Marcel Pozimski, Simon Schambeck, Dieter Schuh, Rupert Huber, Dominique Bougeard, Christoph Lange
Achieving control over light-matter interaction in custom-tailored nanostructures is at the core of modern quantum electrodynamics. In strongly and ultrastrongly coupled systems, the excitation is repeatedly exchanged between a resonator and an electronic transition at a rate known as the vacuum Rabi frequency ΩR. For ΩR approaching the resonance frequency ωc, novel quantum phenomena including squeezed states, Dicke superradiant phase transitions, the collapse of the Purcell effect, and a population of the ground state with virtual photon pairs are predicted...
September 22, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937764/is-vitamin-a-an-antioxidant-or-a-prooxidant
#8
Duy Quang Dao, Thi Chinh Ngo, Nguyen Minh Thong, Pham Cam Nam
Antioxidant efficiency of all-trans-retinol has been studied on the basis of characteristic thermochemical properties using density functional theory. The influence of the solvent polarity has also been evaluated. It is found that retinol may act in parallel as an effective antioxidant via H-atom donating as well as a prooxidant in yielding reactive hydroxyl radical. In fact, the lowest values of bond dissociation enthalpy were found at C18-H and C18-OH positions. Retinol was also determined as good electron donor but bad acceptor in the single electron transfer (ET) reaction with hydroperoxyl (HOO●) radical...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937757/resonant-inelastic-x-ray-scattering-amplitudes-and-cross-sections-in-the-algebraic-diagrammatic-construction-intermediate-state-representation-adc-isr-approach
#9
Dirk Robert Rehn, Andreas Dreuw, Patrick Norman
A scheme has been derived and implemented to gain computational access to the full electronic part of the Kramers-Heisenberg-Dirac (KHD) expression for resonant and nonresonant inelastic scattering amplitudes. Our implementation of this scheme is based on the complex polarization propagator in the algebraic diagrammatic construction (ADC) framework and within its intermediate state representation (ISR). The hierarchy of the second- and third-order ADC/ISR computational schemes known as ADC(2), ADC(2)-x, and ADC(3/2) is considered, and the calculated resonant inelestic X-ray scattering (RIXS) amplitudes and transition strengths for water are in excellent agreement with recent experimental data...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937220/a-fluorescence-polarization-activity-based-protein-profiling-assay-in-the-discovery-of-potent-selective-inhibitors-for-human-non-lysosomal-glucosylceramidase
#10
Daniel Lahav, Bing Liu, Richard J B H N van den Berg, Adrianus M C H van den Nieuwendijk, Tom Wennekes, Amar T Ghisaidoobe, Imogen Breen, Maria J Ferraz, Chi-Lin Kuo, Liang Wu, Paul P Geurink, Huib Ovaa, Gijsbert A van der Marel, Mario van der Stelt, Rolf G Boot, Gideon J Davies, Johannes M F G Aerts, Herman S Overkleeft
Human non-lysosomal glucosylceramidase (GBA2) is one of several enzymes that controls levels of glycolipids and whose activity is linked to several human disease states. There is a major need to design or discover selective GBA2 inhibitors both as chemical tools and as potential therapeutic agents. Here, we describe the development of a fluorescence polarization activity-based protein profiling (FluoPol-ABPP) assay for the rapid identification, from a 350+ library of iminosugars, of GBA2 inhibitors. A focused library is generated based on leads from the FluoPol-ABPP screen and assessed on GBA2 selectivity offset against the other glucosylceramide metabolizing enzymes, glucosylceramide synthase (GCS), lysosomal glucosylceramidase (GBA) and the cytosolic retaining β-glucosidase, GBA3...
September 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937165/a-facile-solvent-mediated-self-assembly-silver-nanoparticle-mirror-substrate-for-quantitatively-improved-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering
#11
Yanqi Qu, Chen Tan, Zhiyun Zhang, Lili He
Herein, a facile solvent mediated silver nanoparticle (AgNP) mirror was introduced as a reproducible and sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate. The AgNP mirror was fabricated based on commercially available citrate coated AgNPs via a facile and unique water-solvent interface assembly method without using any electrical equipment. By adding 0.2 mg ml(-1) citrate coated AgNPs dropwise into a mediating solvent, self-assembled AgNP mirrors were formed instantly and gradually settled down at the bottom...
September 22, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936957/-pk-pd-of-vancomycin-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis-combined-with-augmented-renal-clearance
#12
Juan He, Enqiang Mao, Feng Jing, Huiting Jiang, Wenyun Xu, Wanhua Yang, Erzhen Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the serum trough concentration and the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of vancomycin in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), and analyze the effect of vancomycin continuous infusion for optimizing the characteristics of its PK/PD. METHODS: The inhospital patients with SAP received vancomycin treatment and admitted to emergency intensive care unit (EICU) of Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine from January 2011 to December 2016 were enrolled...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936798/conditioned-medium-of-human-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cells-increases-wound-closure-and-protects-human-astrocytes-following-scratch-assay-in-vitro
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Eliana Baez-Jurado, Oscar Hidalgo-Lanussa, Gina Guio-Vega, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Valentina Echeverria, Gjumrakch Aliev, George E Barreto
Astrocytes perform essential functions in the preservation of neural tissue. For this reason, these cells can respond with changes in gene expression, hypertrophy, and proliferation upon a traumatic brain injury event (TBI). Different therapeutic strategies may be focused on preserving astrocyte functions and favor a non-generalized and non-sustained protective response over time post-injury. A recent strategy has been the use of the conditioned medium of human adipose mesenchymal stem cells (CM-hMSCA) as a therapeutic strategy for the treatment of various neuropathologies...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936780/ct-based-spect-attenuation-correction-and-assessment-of-infarct-size-results-from-a-cardiac-phantom-study
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Alexander Stephan Kroiss, Stephan Gerhard Nekolla, Georg Dobrozemsky, Thomas Grubinger, Barry Lynn Shulkin, Markus Schwaiger
RATIONALE: Myocardial perfusion SPECT is a commonly performed, well established, clinically useful procedure for the management of patients with coronary artery disease. However, the attenuation of photons from myocardium impacts the quantification of infarct sizes. CT-Attenuation Correction (AC) potentially resolves this problem. This contention was investigated by analyzing various parameters for infarct size delineation in a cardiac phantom model. METHODS: A thorax phantom with a left ventricle (LV), fillable defects, lungs, spine and liver was used...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936677/prokaryotic-assemblages-in-the-maritime-antarctic-lake-limnopolar-byers-peninsula-south-shetland-islands
#15
M Papale, C Rizzo, J A Villescusa, C Rochera, A Camacho, L Michaud, A Lo Giudice
The potentially metabolically active components within the prokaryotic assemblages inhabiting the Antarctic Lake Limnopolar (Byers Peninsula, Maritime Antarctica) were investigated by a polyphasic approach which included culture-dependent and culture-independent methods (based on RNA molecules). Results support previous observations on the Proteobacteria and Bacteroidetes dominance, followed by Actinobacteria, in Antarctic lakes. In particular, Alpha-, Betaproteobacteria and Bacteroidetes were mainly detected by CARD-FISH and cDNA cloning, whereas Gammaproteobacteria and Actinobacteria dominated within the cultivable fraction...
September 21, 2017: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936481/controlling-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-through-acetylation-of-histone-h2bk5
#16
Robert J Mobley, Amy N Abell
Large-scale epigenetic changes take place when epithelial cells with cell-cell adhesion and apical-basal polarity transition into invasive, individual, mesenchymal cells through a process known as epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Importantly, cancers with stem cell properties disseminate and form distant metastases by reactivating the developmental EMT program. Recent studies have demonstrated that the epigenetic histone modification, H2BK5 acetylation (H2BK5Ac), is important in the regulation of EMT...
September 2017: Journal of Nature and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936270/characterization-of-five-year-observation-data-of-fine-particulate-matter-in-the-metropolitan-area-of-lahore
#17
Fatima Khanum, Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry, Prashant Kumar
This study aims to assess the long-term trend of fine particles (PM2.5; ≤2.5 μm) at two urban sites of Lahore during 2007-2011. These sites represent two distinct areas: commercial (Townhall) and residential cum industrial (Township). The highest daily mean concentrations of PM2.5 were noted as 389 and 354 μg m(-3) at the Townhall and Township sites, respectively. As expected, the annual seasonal mean of PM2.5 was about 53 and 101% higher during winter compared with the summer and monsoon/post-monsoon seasons, respectively...
2017: Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936211/regulation-of-human-macrophage-m1-m2-polarization-balance-by-hypoxia-and-the-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1
#18
Federica Raggi, Simone Pelassa, Daniele Pierobon, Federica Penco, Marco Gattorno, Francesco Novelli, Alessandra Eva, Luigi Varesio, Mirella Giovarelli, Maria Carla Bosco
Macrophages (Mf) are a heterogeneous population of tissue-resident professional phagocytes and a major component of the leukocyte infiltrate at sites of inflammation, infection, and tumor growth. They can undergo diverse forms of activation in response to environmental factors, polarizing into specialized functional subsets. A common hallmark of the pathologic environment is represented by hypoxia. The impact of hypoxia on human Mf polarization has not been fully established. The objective of this study was to elucidate the effects of a hypoxic environment reflecting that occurring in vivo in diseased tissues on the ability of human Mf to polarize into classically activated (proinflammatory M1) and alternatively activated (anti-inflammatory M2) subsets...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936201/trichoderma-asperelloides-spores-downregulate-dectin1-2-and-tlr2-receptors-of-mice-macrophages-and-decrease-candida-parapsilosis-phagocytosis-independent-of-the-m1-m2-polarization
#19
Andréa G Dos Santos, Érica A Mendes, Rafael P de Oliveira, Ana M C Faria, Aurizangela O de Sousa, Carlos P Pirovani, Fernanda F de Araújo, Andréa T de Carvalho, Marliete Carvalho Costa, Daniel Assis Santos, Quimi V Montoya, Andre Rodrigues, Jane L Dos Santos
The intensive use of pesticides to control pests in agriculture has promoted several issues relating to environment. As chemical pesticides remain controversial, biocontrol agents originating from fungi could be an alternative. Among them, we highlight biocontrol agents derived from the fungi genus Trichoderma, which have been documented in limiting the growth of other phytopathogenic fungus in the roots and leaves of several plant species. An important member of this genus is Trichoderma asperelloides, whose biocontrol agents have been used to promote plant growth while also treating soil diseases caused by microorganisms in both greenhouses and outdoor crops...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935985/polarization-entangled-photon-generation-using-partial-spatially-coherent-pump-beam
#20
Yaseera Ismail, Stuti Joshi, Francesco Petruccione
The generation of two photon fields, to date, has been demonstrated utilizing a fully coherent pump beam. In this paper we demonstrate, the theoretical and experimental generation of polarization entangled single photon pairs by varying the spatial coherence of the pump beam. The effect of the pump beam spatial coherence on the visibility of a polarization-entangled single photon source is investigated. A comparison of the visibility measurements using a fully coherent and partially coherent pump beam is performed...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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