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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524719/polyester-based-microdisc-systems-for-sustained-release-of-neuroprotective-phosphine-borane-complexes
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David A Janus, Christopher J Lieven, Megan E Crowe, Leonard A Levin
Phosphine-borane complexes are recently developed redox-active drugs that are neuroprotective in models of optic nerve injury and radioprotective in endothelial cells. However, a single dose of these compounds is short-lived, necessitating development of sustained-release formulations of these novel molecules. We screened a library of biodegradable co- and non-block polyester polymer systems for release of incorporated phosphine-borane complexes to evaluate them as drug delivery systems for use in chronic disease...
May 19, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523967/comparative-assessment-of-dna-methylation-patterns-between-reduced-representation-bisulfite-sequencing-and-sequenom-epityper-methylation-analysis
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Aniruddha Chatterjee, Erin C Macaulay, Antonio Ahn, Jackie L Ludgate, Peter A Stockwell, Rob J Weeks, Matthew F Parry, Timothy J Foster, Ingrid M Knarston, Michael R Eccles, Ian M Morison
AIM: Validation of sequencing-based DNA methylation data is an important step for meaningful translation of findings. However, there has been limited assessment of different platforms to validate methylation data from next generation sequencing. METHODS: We performed a comparative methylation analysis between the genome-wide platform of reduced representation bisulfite sequencing with a targeted, Sequenom EpiTyper platform (four genes were analyzed in 15 cell lines covering 52 CpG sites)...
May 19, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523561/technologies-for-deciphering-epigenomic-dna-patterns
#3
Sebastian Moran
DNA methylation, consisting on the covalent addition of a methyl group in cytosines, plays a vital role for the development and correct functioning of cells. It constitutes a mechanism by which cell genome is regulated, allowing from a common genome of an individual to obtain all the different cell types that constitute the individual. Nowadays, we understand how the epigenetic machinery works; however, this critical mechanism might promote the appearance of certain diseases if dysregulated, thus the importance of studying the epigenetic patterns on both normal and disease tissues...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521788/methanol-extract-of-dicranopteris-linearis-l-leaves-impedes-acetaminophen-induced-liver-intoxication-partly-by-enhancing-the-endogenous-antioxidant-system
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Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Farah Hidayah Kamisan, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Nur Diyana Mahmood, Fezah Othman, Siti Selina Abdul Hamid, Muhammad Nazrul Hakim Abdullah
BACKGROUND: The present study investigated the potential of methanolic extract of Dicranopteris linearis (MEDL) leaves to attenuate liver intoxication induced by acetaminophen (APAP) in rats. METHODS: A group of mice (n = 5) treated orally with a single dose (5000 mg/kg) of MEDL was first subjected to the acute toxicity study using the OECD 420 model. In the hepatoprotective study, six groups of rats (n = 6) were used and each received as follows: Group 1 (normal control; pretreated with 10% DMSO (extract's vehicle) followed by treatment with 10% DMSO (hepatotoxin's vehicle) (10% DMSO +10% DMSO)), Group 2 (hepatotoxic control; 10% DMSO +3 g/kg APAP (hepatotoxin)), Group 3 (positive control; 200 mg/kg silymarin +3 g/kg APAP), Group 4 (50 mg/kg MEDL +3 g/kg APAP), Group 5 (250 mg/kg MEDL +3 g/kg APAP) or Group 6 (500 mg/kg MEDL +3 g/kg APAP)...
May 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512333/hybrid-organic-tandem-solar-cell-comprising-small-molecule-bottom-and-polymer-fullerene-top-subcells-fabricated-by-thin-film-transfer
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Yoonseok Ka, Hyejin Hwang, Changsoon Kim
Multilayer structures involving solution-deposited polymer films are difficult to fabricate, not allowing for unrestricted designs of polymer-based optoelectronic devices required for maximizing their performance. Here, we fabricate a hybrid organic tandem solar cell whose top and bottom subcells have polymer:fullerene and small molecules active layers, respectively, by a solvent-free process based on transferring the polymer:fullerene layer from an elastomeric stamp onto a vacuum-deposited bottom subcell. The interface between small-molecule and transferred polymer:fullerene layers is void-free at the nanoscale, allowing for efficient charge transport across the interface...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510781/5-azacytidine-mediated-reactivation-of-silenced-transgenes-in-potato-solanum-tuberosum-at-the-whole-plant-level
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Dimitrij Tyč, Eva Nocarová, Lenka Sikorová, Lukáš Fischer
Transient 5-azacytidine treatment of leaf explants from potato plants with transcriptionally silenced transgenes allows de novo regeneration of plants with restored transgene expression at the whole plant level. Transgenes introduced into plant genomes frequently become silenced either at the transcriptional or the posttranscriptional level. Transcriptional silencing is usually associated with DNA methylation in the promoter region. Treatments with inhibitors of maintenance DNA methylation were previously shown to allow reactivation of transcriptionally silenced transgenes in single cells or tissues, but not at the whole plant level...
May 16, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508896/obesity-related-cpg-methylation-cg07814318-of-kruppel-like-factor-13-klf13-gene-with-childhood-obesity-and-its-cis-methylation-quantitative-loci
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In-Uk Koh, Hye-Ja Lee, Joo-Yeon Hwang, Nak-Hyun Choi, Suman Lee
The cg07814318 hypermethylation of Kruppel-like factor 13 (KLF13) gene has been reported for its relevancy with Body Mass Index (BMI) from European origin. We explored the cg07814318 methylation and its cis-meQTL (cis-methylation quantitative loci) of KLF13 from a childhood obesity cohort. The cg07814318 methylation in blood was significantly associated with obesity and correlated with several obesity-related physical and biochemical traits. We examined the same loci from purified three human cell types (n = 47), i...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505334/direction-a-machine-learning-framework-for-predicting-and-characterizing-dna-methylation-and-hydroxymethylation-in-mammalian-genomes
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Milos Pavlovic, Pradipta Ray, Kristina Pavlovic, Aaron Kotamarti, Min Chen, Michael Q Zhang
Motivation: 5-Methylcytosine and 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine in DNA are major epigenetic modifications known to significantly alter mammalian gene expression. High-throughput assays to detect these modifications are expensive, labor-intensive, unfeasible in some contexts, and leave a portion of the genome unqueried. Hence, we devised a novel, supervised, integrative learning framework to perform whole-genome methylation and hydroxymethylation predictions in CpG dinucleotides. Our framework can also perform imputation of missing or low quality data in existing sequencing datasets...
May 12, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500786/dovitinib-enhances-temozolomide-efficacy-in-glioblastoma-cells
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Thatchawan Thanasupawat, Suchitra Natarajan, Amy Rommel, Aleksandra Glogowska, Hugo Bergen, Jerry Krcek, Marshall Pitz, Jason Beiko, Sherry Krawitz, Inder M Verma, Saeid Ghavami, Thomas Klonisch, Sabine Hombach-Klonisch
The multikinase inhibitor and FDA-approved drug Dovitinib (Dov) crosses the blood-brain-barrier and was recently used as single drug application in clinical trials for GB patients with recurrent disease. The Dov-mediated molecular mechanisms in GB cells are unknown. We used GB patient cells and cell lines to show that Dov downregulated the stem cell protein Lin28 and its target High Mobility Group protein A2 (HMGA2). The Dov-induced reduction in pSTAT3(Tyr705) phosphorylation demonstrated that Dov negatively affects the STAT3-LIN28-Let-7-HMGA2 regulatory axis in GB cells...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500545/nocardia-tengchongensis-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-soil-sample
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Shuai Li, Hong Ming, Yan-Yan Duan, Jian-Rong Huang, Zhuo-Li Zhao, Ling-Yu Zhang, Wei-Li Ji, Xiao-Lin Meng, Wen-Jun Li, Guo-Xing Nie
The taxonomic status was determined of two actinomycetes, designated CFH S0057(T) and CFH S0065, that were isolated from soil samples collected from an extinct volcano in Tengchong county, Yunnan province, south-west China. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strains CFH S0057(T) and CFH S0065 belong to the genus Nocardia and formed a single clade within this genus. The two isolates were able to grow at 4-45 °C, pH 5.0-7.0 and with a NaCl tolerance up to 5.0% (w/v). The whole-cell hydrolysates were rich in meso-diaminopimelic acid, galactose, arabinose and fructose...
May 12, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499883/the-role-of-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-in-development-aging-and-age-related-diseases
#11
REVIEW
V López, A F Fernández, M F Fraga
DNA methylation at the fifth position of cytosines (5mC) represents a major epigenetic modification in mammals. The recent discovery of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), resulting from 5mC oxidation, is redefining our view of the epigenome, as multiple studies indicate that 5hmC is not simply an intermediate of DNA demethylation, but a genuine epigenetic mark that may play an important functional role in gene regulation. Currently, the availability of platforms that discriminates between the presence of 5mC and 5hmC at single-base resolution is starting to shed light on the functions of 5hmC...
May 9, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499443/erratum-to-deepcpg-accurate-prediction-of-single-cell-dna-methylation-states-using-deep-learning
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Christof Angermueller, Heather J Lee, Wolf Reik, Oliver Stegle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499412/genome-wide-dna-methylation-analysis-reveals-hypomethylation-in-the-low-cpg-promoter-regions-in-lymphoblastoid-cell-lines
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Itsuki Taniguchi, Chihiro Iwaya, Keizo Ohnaka, Hiroki Shibata, Ken Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies of DNA methylation profiles may uncover the molecular mechanisms through which genetic and environmental factors contribute to the risk of multifactorial diseases. There are two types of commonly used DNA bioresources, peripheral blood cells (PBCs) and EBV-transformed lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs), which are available for genetic epidemiological studies. Therefore, to extend our knowledge of the difference in DNA methylation status between LCLs and PBCs is important in human population studies that use these DNA sources to elucidate the epigenetic risks for multifactorial diseases...
May 12, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497654/oxidative-stickland-reactions-in-an-obligate-aerobic-organism-amino-acid-catabolism-in-the-crenarchaeon-sulfolobus-solfataricus
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Helge Stark, Jacqueline Wolf, Andreas Albersmeier, Trong K Pham, Julia D Hofmann, Bettina Siebers, Jörn Kalinowski, Phillip C Wright, Meina Neumann-Schaal, Dietmar Schomburg
The thermoacidophilic Crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus is a model organism for archaeal adaptation to extreme environments and renowned for its ability to degrade a broad variety of substrates. It has been well characterised concerning the utilisation of numerous carbohydrates as carbon source. However, its amino acid metabolism, especially the degradation of single amino acids, is not as well understood. In this work, we performed metabolic modelling as well as metabolome, transcriptome and proteome analysis on cells grown on caseinhydrolysate as carbon source in order to draw a comprehensive picture of amino acid metabolism in S...
May 12, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497169/homogeneous-pancreatic-cancer-spheroids-mimic-growth-pattern-of-circulating-tumor-cell-clusters-and-macrometastases-displaying-heterogeneity-and-crater-like-structure-on-inner-layer
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Hao Feng, Bao-Chi Ou, Jing-Kun Zhao, Shuai Yin, Ai-Guo Lu, Eva Oechsle, Wolfgang E Thasler
PURPOSE: Pancreatic cancer 3D in vitro models including multicellular tumor spheroid (MCTS), single cell-derived tumor spheroid (SCTS), tissue-derived tumor spheroid, and organotypic models provided powerful platforms to mimic in vivo tumor. Recent work supports that circulating tumor cell (CTC) clusters are more efficient in metastasis seeding than single CTCs. The purpose of this study is to establish 3D culture models which can mimic single CTC, monoclonal CTC clusters, and the expansion of macrometastases...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496395/a-relative-quantitative-positive-negative-ion-switching-method-for-untargeted-lipidomics-via-high-resolution-lc-ms-ms-from-any-biological-source
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Susanne B Breitkopf, Stéphane J H Ricoult, Min Yuan, Ying Xu, David A Peake, Brendan D Manning, John M Asara
INTRODUCTION: Advances in high-resolution mass spectrometry have created renewed interest for studying global lipid biochemistry in disease and biological systems. OBJECTIVES: Here, we present an untargeted 30 min. LC-MS/MS platform that utilizes positive/negative polarity switching to perform unbiased data dependent acquisitions (DDA) via higher energy collisional dissociation (HCD) fragmentation to profile more than 1000-1500 lipid ions mainly from methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) or chloroform:methanol extractions...
March 2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495853/transgenerational-transmission-of-asthma-risk-after-exposure-to-environmental-particles-during-pregnancy
#17
David J Gregory, Lester Kobzik, Zhiping Yang, Connor C McGuire, Alexey V Fedulov
Exposure to environmental particles during pregnancy increases asthma susceptibility of the offspring. We tested the hypothesis that this transmission continues to F2 and F3 generations and occurs via epigenetic mechanisms. We compared allergic susceptibility of three generations of BALB/c offspring after a single maternal exposure during pregnancy to diesel exhaust particles or concentrated urban air particles. After pregnant dams received intranasal instillations of particle suspensions or control, their F1, F2 and F3 offspring were tested in a low-dose ovalbumin protocol for allergy sensitivity...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495137/early-predictors-of-rapidly-evolving-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-report
#18
Kryshani T M Fernando, Michael James
Objective The aim of this case report is to highlight some important features of rapidly evolving Multiple Sclerosis. BACKGROUND: In a small proportion of patients, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can present as a fulminant disease characterised by severe and frequent relapses. This form of rapidly evolving MS is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is therefore important to identify these patients as early as possible, so that they can be managed effectively. However, due to the rarity of fulminant forms of MS, there is limited data on the natural history and management of this condition...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493460/single-cell-genomics-reveals-pyrrolysine-encoding-potential-in-members-of-uncultivated-archaeal-candidate-division-msbl1
#19
Yue Guan, Mohamed F Haroon, Intikhab Alam, James G Ferry, Ulrich Stingl
Pyrrolysine (Pyl), the 22(nd) canonical amino acid, is only decoded and synthesized by a limited number of organisms in the domains Archaea and Bacteria. Pyl is encoded by the amber codon UAG, typically a stop codon. To date, all known Pyl-decoding archaea are able to carry out methylotrophic methanogenesis. The functionality of methylamine methyltransferases, an important component of corrinoid-dependent methyltransfer reactions, depends on the presence of Pyl. Here, we present a putative pyl gene cluster obtained from single-cell genomes of the archaeal Mediterranean Sea Brine Lakes group 1 (MSBL1) from the Red Sea...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489894/analysis-of-global-dna-methylation-changes-in-primary-human-fibroblasts-in-the-early-phase-following-x-ray-irradiation
#20
Anna Maierhofer, Julia Flunkert, Marcus Dittrich, Tobias Müller, Detlev Schindler, Indrajit Nanda, Thomas Haaf
Epigenetic alterations may contribute to the generation of cancer cells in a multi-step process of tumorigenesis following irradiation of normal body cells. Primary human fibroblasts with intact cell cycle checkpoints were used as a model to test whether X-ray irradiation with 2 and 4 Gray induces direct epigenetic effects (within the first cell cycle) in the exposed cells. ELISA-based fluorometric assays were consistent with slightly reduced global DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation, however the observed between-group differences were usually not significant...
2017: PloS One
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