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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241697/-alterations-of-mirna-profiles-and-function-analysis-in-paraquat-induced-apoptosis-of-hnpcs
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M Huang, Q Cai, H H Li, D Lou
Objective: To investigate the impacts of paraquat on microRNA profiles in apoptosis of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) and to explore miRNA targets and biological functions. Methods: We used hNPCs as a popular in vitro cell model system for characterizing the neurotoxicity. Cell apoptosis was detected by Annexin V-APC/7-AAD after 24 h treatment with different concentrations of PQ (0, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80 μmol/L). Microarray profiling expression of PQ treated cell line and their corresponding control was determined and differentially expression miRNAs were confirmed by quantitatively real-time PCR...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241696/-changes-of-the-expression-for-genes-related-with-senescence-and-the-telomerase-activity-during-cellular-replicative-and-premature-senescence-in-human-embryonic-lung-fibroblasts
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J P Yang, W J Zhang, C X Jing, C P Wu, W D Ji, L Q Yang, Z X Zhuang
Objective: To detect the alterations of telomerase activity and the expression for oxidative stress responsive genes related with senescence during cellular replicative senescence and hydrogen peroxide-induced premature senescence in human embryonic lung fibroblasts (HELFs) in vitro. Methods: The HELFs were divided into young cells (22 population doubling levels, 22PDL) , mid-aged cells (35PDL) and replicative senes-cent cells (49PDL) and premature senescent cells induced by H(2)O(2)(premature senescence, PS)...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241693/-effect-of-gas6-in-silica-induced-inflammation-on-differentiated-human-acute-monocytic-leukemia-thp-1-macrophages
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Y Shen, X Q Cui, Y Rong, M Zhou, L L Xiao, W Li, Z H Zhang, W H Chen
Objective: To investigate the modulation role of Gas6 in silica-induced inflammatory effect on human macrophages. Methods: Differentiated THP-1 macrophages were exposed to different concentrations of silica for 6 h and 24 h. Additionally, silica-activated macrophages were treated with different concentrations of recombine human Gas6 and Gas6 antibody respectively. Cell viabilities were determined by CCK-8 kit. Expression levels of Gas6 and inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6) were measured by ELISA assay kits...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241675/-association-between-single-nucleotide-polymorphismsin-human-heat-shock-protein-70-gene-and-susceptibility-to-noise-induced-hearing-loss
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Y H Li, G S Chen, J Jiao, W H Zhou, H Wu, G Z Gu, H L Zhang, Y X Zheng, S F Yu
Objective: To investigate the association between the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at rs1043618, rs2075800, and rs2763979 in human heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) gene and susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) . Methods: A case-control study was performed, and 5 934 workers exposed to noise in an iron and steel plant in Henan, China, who underwent physical examination from 2006 to 2015, were enrolled as study subjects. According to the criteria of binaural average high - frequency (3000, 4000, and 6000 Hz) hearing threshold≥40 dB (HL) and monauralaverage speech-frequency (500, 1000, 2000 Hz) hearing threshold≥26 dB (HL) on the basis of binauralhigh frequency loss measured by pure tone audiometry, as well as the exclusion of NIHL, a total of 286 workers were enrolled as hearing loss group; after the adjustment for sex, type of work, age (difference≤5 years) , and working years of noise exposure (difference ≤2 years) , 286 workers were enrolled as control group...
December 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241528/surface-profiling-of-an-aspherical-liquid-lens-with-a-varied-thickness-membrane
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Zengqian Ding, Chinhua Wang, Zhixiong Hu, Zhenggang Cao, Zhen Zhou, Xiangyu Chen, Hongyu Chen, Wen Qiao
Inspired by crystalline lenses in human eyes, liquid lenses have a simple yet elegant working principle, and result in compact optical systems. Recent numerical studies showed that membranes with variable thicknesses could affect the lens profile. However, fabrication and assembly of a liquid lens with an inhomogeneous membrane is difficult. There is also a lack of experimental studies about the changes of a lens profile during deformation. In this paper, we provided a new experimental approach for characterizing the performance of a liquid lens with an inhomogeneous membrane...
February 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241514/antivenom-evaluation-by-electrophysiological-analysis
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Rita Restano-Cassulini, Walter Garcia, Jorge F Paniagua-Solís, Lourival D Possani
Scorpion stings on humans are medically relevant because they may contain toxins that specifically target ion channels. During antivenom production, pharmaceutical companies must use a large number of experimental animals to ensure the antivenom's efficacy according to pharmacopeia methods. Here we present an electrophysiological alternative for the evaluation of horse antivenoms produced against two species of Moroccan scorpions: Buthus mardochei and Androctonus mauretanicus. Human sodium and potassium channels and acetylcholine nicotinic receptors were analyzed by standard patch-clamp techniques...
February 23, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241501/early%C3%A2-nutritional%C3%A2-interventions%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-brain%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-cognitive%C3%A2-development%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-preterm%C3%A2-infants-a%C3%A2-review%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-literature
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REVIEW
Nora Schneider, Clara L Garcia-Rodenas
Adequate nutrition is important for neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm-born infants. In this review, we aim to summarize the current knowledge on nutritional interventions initiated during the hospital stay targeting brain and cognitive development benefits in preterm human infants. Studies can broadly be split in general dietary intervention studies and studies investigating specific nutrients or nutritional supplements. In general, mother's breast milk was reported to be better for preterm infants' neurodevelopment compared to infant formula...
February 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241489/sterols-from-thai-marine-sponge-petrosia-strongylophora-sp-and-their-cytotoxicity
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Phanruethai Pailee, Chulabhorn Mahidol, Somsak Ruchirawat, Vilailak Prachyawarakorn
Eight new sterols (1-5 and 11-13), together with eight known compounds (6-10 and 14-16) were isolated from marine sponge Petrosia sp. The structures of these compounds were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis. The cytotoxicity of some compounds against a panel of human cancer cell lines is also reported.
February 23, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241486/modulation-of-ras-erk-and-phosphoinositide-signaling-by-long-chain-n-3-pufa-in-breast-cancer-and-their-potential-complementary-role-in-combination-with-targeted-drugs
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REVIEW
Simona Serini, Gabriella Calviello
A potential complementary role of the dietary long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn-3 PUFA) in combination with innovative mono-targeted therapies has recently been proposed. These compounds are thought to act pleiotropically to prevent the development and progression of a variety of cancers, including breast cancer. We hereinafter critically analyze the reports investigating the ability of LCn-3 PUFA to modulate the Ras/ERK and the phosphoinositide survival signaling pathways often aberrantly activated in breast cancer and representing the main targets of innovative therapies...
February 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241484/mrna-quantification-of-nipbl-isoforms-a-and-b-in-adult-and-fetal-human-tissues-and-a-potentially-pathological-variant-affecting-only-isoform-a-in-two-patients-with-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome
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Beatriz Puisac, María-Esperanza Teresa-Rodrigo, María Hernández-Marcos, Carolina Baquero-Montoya, María-Concepción Gil-Rodríguez, Torkild Visnes, Christopher Bot, Paulino Gómez-Puertas, Frank J Kaiser, Feliciano J Ramos, Lena Ström, Juan Pié
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a congenital developmental disorder characterized by craniofacial dysmorphia, growth retardation, limb malformations, and intellectual disability. Approximately 60% of patients with CdLS carry a recognizable pathological variant in the NIPBL gene, of which two isoforms, A and B, have been identified, and which only differ in the C-terminal segment. In this work, we describe the distribution pattern of the isoforms A and B mRNAs in tissues of adult and fetal origin, by qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction)...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241482/chemical-characterization-of-enteromorpha-prolifera-extract-obtained-by-enzyme-assisted-extraction-and-its-influence-on-the-metabolic-activity-of-caco-2
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Izabela Michalak, Agnieszka Dmytryk, Agnieszka Śmieszek, Krzysztof Marycz
The green seaweed Enteromorpha prolifera was used as a feedstock for the production of enzymatic hydrolysate using cellulase. The selection of the conditions for enzymatic hydrolysis of the biomass was carried out for different enzyme doses and incubation periods. The obtained extract was examined in terms of its multielemental composition, content of polyphenols and antibacterial properties (tested against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus). Additionally, its influence on the metabolic activity of human colon epithelial cells (Caco-2) was analyzed...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241476/the-influence-of-land-use-on-the-grassland-fire-occurrence-in-the-northeastern-inner-mongolia-autonomous-region-china
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Yiping Li, Jianjun Zhao, Xiaoyi Guo, Zhengxiang Zhang, Gang Tan, Jihong Yang
Grassland, as one of the most important ecosystems on Earth, experiences fires that affect the local ecology, economy and society. Notably, grassland fires occur frequently each year in northeastern China. Fire occurrence is a complex problem with multiple causes, such as natural factors, human activities and land use. This paper investigates the disruptive effects of grassland fire in the northeastern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. In this study, we relied on thermal anomaly detection from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor to identify fire occurrences, and land use data were acquired by Landsat Thematic Mapper/Enhanced Thematic Mapper (TM/ETM)...
February 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241451/a-new-deep-learning-model-for-fault-diagnosis-with-good-anti-noise-and-domain-adaptation-ability-on-raw-vibration-signals
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Wei Zhang, Gaoliang Peng, Chuanhao Li, Yuanhang Chen, Zhujun Zhang
Intelligent fault diagnosis techniques have replaced time-consuming and unreliable human analysis, increasing the efficiency of fault diagnosis. Deep learning models can improve the accuracy of intelligent fault diagnosis with the help of their multilayer nonlinear mapping ability. This paper proposes a novel method named Deep Convolutional Neural Networks with Wide First-layer Kernels (WDCNN). The proposed method uses raw vibration signals as input (data augmentation is used to generate more inputs), and uses the wide kernels in the first convolutional layer for extracting features and suppressing high frequency noise...
February 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241438/lycium-barbarum-l-polysaccharide-lbp-reduces-glucose-uptake-via-down-regulation-of-sglt-1-in-caco2-cell
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Huizhen Cai, Xiaohui Yang, Qian Cai, Binbin Ren, Hongyan Qiu, Zhiqing Yao
Lycium barbarum L. polysaccharide (LBP) is prepared from Lycium barbarum L. (L. barbarum), which is a traditional Chinese medicine. LPB has been shown to have hypoglycemic effects. In order to gain some mechanistic insights on the hypoglycemic effects of LBP, we investigated the uptake of LBP and its effect on glucose absorption in the human intestinal epithelial cell line Caco2 cell. The uptake of LBP through Caco2 cell monolayer was time-dependent and was inhibited by phloridzin, a competitive inhibitor of SGLT-1...
February 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241436/gomisin-n-inhibits-melanogenesis-through-regulating-the-pi3k-akt-and-mapk-erk-signaling-pathways-in-melanocytes
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Jae Kyoung Chae, Lalita Subedi, Minsun Jeong, Yong Un Park, Chul Young Kim, Hakwon Kim, Sun Yeou Kim
Gomisin N, one of the lignan compounds found in Schisandra chinensis has been shown to possess anti-oxidative, anti-tumorigenic, and anti-inflammatory activities in various studies. Here we report, for the first time, the anti-melenogenic efficacy of Gomisin N in mammalian cells as well as in zebrafish embryos. Gomisin N significantly reduced the melanin content without cellular toxicity. Although it was not capable of modulating the catalytic activity of mushroom tyrosinase in vitro, Gomisin N downregulated the expression levels of key proteins that function in melanogenesis...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241435/polypharmacy-in-zoological-medicine
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REVIEW
Robert P Hunter, Ramiro Isaza
Polypharmacy is a term that describes the inappropriate, concurrent use of multiple drugs in an individual patient. Zoological medicine practitioners must take approved agents (veterinary or human) and extrapolate their use to non-approved species often with little species-specific pharmacological evidence to support their decisions. When considering polypharmacy, even less information exists concerning multi-drug pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, or potential drug-drug interactions in non-domestic species...
February 22, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241418/the-effect-of-simulated-flash-heat-pasteurization-on-immune-components-of-human-milk
#17
Brodie Daniels, Stefan Schmidt, Tracy King, Kiersten Israel-Ballard, Kimberly Amundson Mansen, Anna Coutsoudis
A pasteurization temperature monitoring system has been designed using FoneAstra, a cellphone-based networked sensing system, to monitor simulated flash-heat (FH) pasteurization. This study compared the effect of the FoneAstra FH (F-FH) method with the Sterifeed Holder method currently used by human milk banks on human milk immune components (immunoglobulin A (IgA), lactoferrin activity, lysozyme activity, interleukin (IL)-8 and IL-10). Donor milk samples (N = 50) were obtained from a human milk bank, and pasteurized...
February 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241417/long-term-amperometric-recordings-in-the-brain-extracellular-fluid-of-freely-moving-immunocompromised-nod-scid-mice
#18
Caroline H Reid, Niall J Finnerty
We describe the in vivo characterization of microamperometric sensors for the real-time monitoring of nitric oxide (NO) and oxygen (O₂) in the striatum of immunocompromised NOD SCID mice. The latter strain has been utilized routinely in the establishment of humanized models of disease e.g., Parkinson's disease. NOD SCID mice were implanted with highly sensitive and selective NO and O₂ sensors that have been previously characterized both in vitro and in freely moving rats. Animals were systemically administered compounds that perturbed the amperometric current and confirmed sensor performance...
February 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241407/survival-assays-using-caenorhabditis-elegans
#19
Hae-Eun H Park, Yoonji Jung, Seung-Jae V Lee
Caenorhabditis elegans is an important model organism with many useful features, including rapid development and aging, easy cultivation, and genetic tractability. Survival assays using C. elegans are powerful methods for studying physiological processes. In this review, we describe diverse types of C. elegans survival assays and discuss the aims, uses, and advantages of specific assays. C. elegans survival assays have played key roles in identifying novel genetic factors that regulate many aspects of animal physiology, such as aging and lifespan, stress response, and immunity against pathogens...
February 27, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241401/hippocampal-cortical-contributions-to-strategic-exploration-during-perceptual-discrimination
#20
Joel L Voss, Neal J Cohen
The hippocampus is crucial for long-term memory; its involvement in short-term or immediate expressions of memory is more controversial. Rodent hippocampus has been implicated in an expression of memory that occurs on-line during exploration termed "vicarious trial-and-error" (VTE) behavior. VTE occurs when rodents iteratively explore options during perceptual discrimination or at choice points. It is strategic in that it accelerates learning and improves later memory. VTE has been associated with activity of rodent hippocampal neurons, and lesions of hippocampus disrupt VTE and associated learning and memory advantages...
February 27, 2017: Hippocampus
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