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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030661/identification-of-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-ii-dm-and-do-alleles-in-a-cohort-of-northern-pig-tailed-macaques-macaca-leonina
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Xiao-Dong Lian, Xi-He Zhang, Zheng-Xi Dai, Yong-Tang Zheng
The northern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) has been considered as an independent species from the pig-tailed macaque group. We have previously reported that this species macaque has the potential to be a useful animal model in HIV/AIDS pathogenesis and vaccine studies due to its susceptibility to HIV-1. To develop this animal into a potential HIV/AIDS model, we have studied the classical MHC genes of this animal. In this study, the non-classical MHC genes Malo-DM and Malo-DO alleles were first characterized by sequencing and cloning in 12 unrelated northern pig-tailed macaques...
October 13, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942145/gut-microbial-metabolite-tmao-contributes-to-renal-dysfunction-in-a-mouse-model-of-diet-induced-obesity
#2
Guangping Sun, Zhongmin Yin, Naiquan Liu, Xiaohui Bian, Rui Yu, Xiaoxiao Su, Beiru Zhang, Yanqiu Wang
Emerging evidence shows that obesity induces renal injury and is an independent risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD), even without diabetes or hyperglycemia. Although multiple metabolic factors have been suggested to account for obesity-associated renal injury, the precious underlying mechanisms are not completely understood. Recent study shows that increased trimethylamine N-Oxide (TMAO), a gut microbiota-generated metabolite, directly contributes to renal interstitial fibrosis and dysfunction...
November 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934294/immunopathology-of-childhood-celiac-disease-key-role-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Grzegorz Pietz, Rituparna De, Maria Hedberg, Veronika Sjöberg, Olof Sandström, Olle Hernell, Sten Hammarström, Marie-Louise Hammarström
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the small intestine mucosa due to permanent intolerance to dietary gluten. The aim was to elucidate the role of small intestinal epithelial cells in the immunopathology of celiac disease in particular the influence of celiac disease-associated bacteria. METHODS: Duodenal biopsies were collected from children with active celiac disease, treated celiac disease, and clinical controls. Intestinal epithelial cells were purified and analyzed for gene expression changes at the mRNA and protein levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923379/synthesis-characterization-cellular-uptake-and-apoptosis-inducing-properties-of-two-highly-cytotoxic-cyclometalated-ruthenium-ii-%C3%AE-carboline-complexes
#4
Jincan Chen, Fa Peng, Yao Zhang, Baojun Li, Ji She, Xinming Jie, Zhilin Zou, Man Chen, Lanmei Chen
Two new cyclometalated Ru(II) complexes of the general formula [Ru(N-N)2(1-Ph-βC)](PF6), where N-N = 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (dmb, Ru1), 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy, Ru2), and 1-Ph-βC (1-phenyl-9H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole) is a β-carboline alkaloids derivatives, have been synthesized and characterized. The in vitro cytotoxicities, cellular uptake and localization, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis-inducing mechanisms of these complexes have been extensively explored by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), flow cytometry, comet assay, inverted fluorescence microscope as well as western blotting experimental techniques...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922150/synthesis-radiosynthesis-and-preliminary-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-the-fluorinated-ceramide-trafficking-inhibitor-hpa-12-for-brain-applications
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Simone M Crivelli, Andreas Paulus, Jozef Markus, Matthias Bauwens, Dusan Berkes, Helga E De Vries, Monique T Mulder, Jochen Walter, Felix M Mottaghy, Mario Losen, Pilar Martinez-Martinez
Ceramide levels are increased in blood and brain tissue of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Since the ceramide transporter protein (CERT) is the only known protein able to mediate non-vesicular transfer of ceramide between organelle membranes, the modulation of CERT function may impact on ceramide accumulation. The competitive CERT inhibitor N-(3-hydroxy-1-hydroxymethyl-3-phenylpropyl) dodecanamide (HPA-12) interferes with ceramide trafficking. To understand the role of ceramide/CERT in AD, HPA-12 can be a useful tool to modulate ceramide trafficking...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901358/cadmium-1-4-cyclohexanedicarboxylato-coordination-polymers-bearing-different-di-alkyl-2-2-bipyridines-syntheses-crystal-structures-and-photoluminescence-studies
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Luis D Rosales-Vázquez, Víctor Sánchez-Mendieta, Alejandro Dorazco-González, Diego Martínez-Otero, Iván García-Orozco, Raúl A Morales-Luckie, Jonathan Jaramillo-Garcia, Antonio Téllez-López
Four coordination polymers have been synthesized using self-assembly solution reactions under ambient conditions, reacting Cd(ii) ions with 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid in the presence of different 2,2'-bipyridine co-ligands: {[Cd(H2O)(e,a-cis-1,4-chdc)(2,2'-bpy)]·H2O}n (1); [Cd2(H2O)2(e,a-cis-1,4-chdc)2(4,4'-dmb)2]n (2); {[Cd(e,a-cis-1,4-chdc)(5,5'-dmb)]·H2O·CH3OH}n (3) and {[Cd(e,e-trans-1,4-chdc)(4,4'-dtbb)]·CH3OH}n (4), where 1,4-chdc = 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylato, 2,2'-bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, 4,4'-dmb = 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine, 5,5'-dmb = 5,5'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine and 4,4'-dtbb = 4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine...
September 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841978/simultaneous-determination-of-cadmium-lead-and-mercury-ions-at-trace-level-by-magnetic-solid-phase-extraction-with-fe-ag-dimercaptobenzene-coupled-to-high-performance-liquid-chromatography
#7
Qingxiang Zhou, Man Lei, Yongli Liu, Yalin Wu, Yongyong Yuan
Pollution resulted from heavy metal ions have absorbed much attention, and it is of great importance to develop sensitive and simultaneous determination method for them with common technologies without highly sensitive instruments. We prepared a new and functional core-shell magnetic nano-material, Fe@Ag@dimercaptobenzene (Fe@Ag@DMB), by a one-step method with sodium borohydride as the reducing agent and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) were used for characterisation...
December 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823089/study-of-photophysical-properties-on-newly-synthesized-coumarin-derivatives
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Ashok H Sidarai, Vani R Desai, Shirajahammad M Hunagund, Mahantesha Basanagouda, Jagadish S Kadadevarmath
Herein, we have studied the photophysical properties for three newly synthesized coumarin derivatives; 4-((2,6-dibromo-4-methylphenoxy)methyl)-2H-benzo[h]chromen-2-one (DMB), 4-((3,4-dihydro-6,7-dimethoxyisoquinolin-1-yl)methyl)-6-methyl-2H-chromen-2-one (DIM) and 4-((p-tolyloxy)methyl)-6-methoxy-2H-chromen-2-one (TMC). The absorption and emission spectra for above said molecules were recorded in different solvents at room temperature in order to calculate their ground and excited state dipole moments. The ground (μ g ) and excited state dipole (μ e ) moments of these coumarin derivatives were calculated using Lippert's, Bakshiev's and Kawski-Chamma-Viallet's equations by the solvatochromic shift method, which involves a variation of Stokes shift with the solvent dielectric constant and refractive index...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805382/tuning-cycloparaphenylene-host-properties-by-chemical-modification
#9
Paolo Della Sala, Carmen Talotta, Tonino Caruso, Margherita De Rosa, Annunziata Soriente, Placido Neri, Carmine Gaeta
[8]Cycloparaphenylene derivative 1 has been synthesized and its recognition abilities toward pyridinium guests have been investigated and compared with the [8]CPP macrocycle. The results showed a fine-tuning of the binding properties of [8]CPP 1 toward pyridinium cations due to the presence of the 1,4-DMB ring. DFT calculations indicate that the close steric fitting between the rigid cavity of 1 and the pyridinium guest is the crucial factor for the stabilization of their supramolecular complex through C-H···π and N(+)···π(1,4DMB) interactions...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726875/time-resolved-spectroscopic-analysis-of-the-light-energy-harvesting-mechanism-in-carbazole-dendrimers-with-a-blue-phosphorescent-ir-complex-core
#10
Yang-Jin Cho, So-Yoen Kim, Mi Rang Son, Ho-Jin Son, Dae Won Cho, Sang Ook Kang
In order to investigate the light-energy harvesting mechanism, a series of dendrimers with a heteroleptic iridium(iii) complex core, [Ir(dmb)2(pic-Czn)] (Gn: n = 1, 2, and 3), with 2,6-difluoro-3-(4-methylpyridin-2-yl)benzonitrile (dmb) as the cyclometallating ligand and 3-hydroxypicolinate (pic) as the ancillary ligand, connected to carbazole-based dendrons (Czn: n = 2, 4, and 8) was synthesized. The Ir centred complex [Ir(dmb)2(pic-OCH3), G0] shows a blue emission at <500 nm, which is assigned to metal-to-ligand charge-transfer ((3)MLCT) phosphorescence...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715135/chronic-pharmacological-blockade-of-the-na-ca-2-exchanger-modulates-the-growth-and-development-of-the-purkinje-cell-dendritic-arbor-in-mouse-cerebellar-slice-cultures
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Pradeep Sherkhane, Josef P Kapfhammer
The Na(+) /Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX) is a bidirectional plasma membrane antiporter involved in Ca(2+) homeostasis in eukaryotes. NCX has three isoforms, NCX1-3, and all of them are expressed in the cerebellum. Immunostaining on cerebellar slice cultures indicates that NCX is widely expressed in the cerebellum, including expression in Purkinje cells. The pharmacological blockade of the forward mode of NCX (Ca(2+) efflux mode) by bepridil moderately inhibited growth and development of Purkinje cell dendritic arbor in cerebellar slice cultures...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678519/intermittent-hypoxia-and-hypercapnia-accelerate-atherosclerosis-partially-via-trimethylamine-oxide
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Jin Xue, Dan Zhou, Orit Poulsen, Toshihiro Imamura, Yu-Hsin Hsiao, Travis H Smith, Atul Malhotra, Pieter Dorrestein, Rob Knight, Gabriel G Haddad
RATIONALE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder characterized by intermittent hypoxia and hypercapnia (IHC) during sleep. OSA has been shown as a risk factor for atherosclerosis but the relation of IHC to induction or progression of atherosclerosis is not well understood. To dissect the mechanisms involved, we compared atherosclerotic formation between two mouse models, i.e., the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and the low density lipoprotein receptor (Ldlr) deficient mice, with or without IHC exposure...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616145/a-family-of-cis-macrocyclic-diphosphines-modular-stereoselective-synthesis-and-application-in-catalytic-co2-ethylene-coupling
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Ioana Knopf, Daniel Tofan, Dirk Beetstra, Abdulaziz Al-Nezari, Khalid Al-Bahily, Christopher C Cummins
A family of cis-macrocyclic diphosphines was prepared in just three steps from white phosphorus and commercial materials using a modular synthetic approach. Alkylation of bicyclic diphosphane 3,4,8,9-tetramethyl-1,6-diphosphabicyclo(4.4.0)deca-3,8-diene, or P2(dmb)2, produced phosphino-phosphonium salts [R-P2(dmb)2]X, where R is methyl, benzyl and isobutyl, in yields of 90-96%. Treatment of these salts with organolithium or Grignard reagents yielded symmetric and unsymmetric macrocyclic diphosphines of the form cis-1-R-6-R'-3,4,8,9-tetramethyl-2,5,7,10-tetrahydro-1,6-DiPhospheCine, or R,R'-DPC, in which R' is methyl, cyclohexyl, phenyl or mesityl, in yields of 46-94%...
February 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611682/elevated-circulating-trimethylamine-n-oxide-levels-contribute-to-endothelial-dysfunction-in-aged-rats-through-vascular-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
#14
Tiejun Li, Yanli Chen, Chaojun Gua, Xiaodong Li
Vascular endothelial dysfunction, a characteristic of the aging process, is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease in aging. Although, vascular inflammation and oxidative stress are major contributors to endothelial dysfunction in aging, the underlying mechanisms during the aging process are not fully understood. Accumulating evidence reveals that gut microbiota-dependent metabolite trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is implicated in the pathogenesis of many cardiovascular diseases. We tested the hypothesis that aging increases circulating TMAO levels, which induce vascular inflammation and oxidative stress, resulting in age-associated endothelial dysfunction...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610913/correlation-between-urinary-gag-and-anti-idursulfase-ert-neutralizing-antibodies-during-treatment-with-nicit-immune-tolerance-regimen-a-case-report
#15
Sarah Kim, Chester B Whitley, Jeanine R Jarnes Utz
INTRODUCTION: Antibodies to intravenous idursulfase enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for patients with Hunter syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type II, MPS II) can have a harmful clinical impact, including both increasing risk of infusion reactions and inhibiting therapeutic activity. Thus, failure to monitor anti-idursulfase antibodies and neutralizing antibodies, and delays in reporting results, may postpone critical clinical decisions. HYPOTHESIS: Urinary glycosaminoglycan (GAG) levels may be used as a biomarker for anti-idursulfase antibodies and neutralizing antibodies to improve timeliness in monitoring and managing ERT...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554742/immunohistochemical-investigation-of-topoii%C3%AE-h3k27me3-and-jmjd3-expressions-in-medulloblastoma
#16
Jing Chen, Junxia Zhao, Xiaofen Zhou, Shuang Liu, Yongxin Yan, Yanling Wang, Cuili Cao, Shou Han, Najing Zhou, Yannan Xu, Juan Zhao, Yunli Yan, Huixian Cui
Topoisomerase IIβ (topoIIβ) is a nuclear enzyme specifically expressed in neurons, and plays an important role in the development of the cerebellum. To date, the expression of topoIIβ protein in medulloblastoma (MB) has not been investigated. In this study, 16 MB specimens including 10 classical subtypes of MB and 6 desmoplastic subtypes of MB (DMB), along with 5 normal cerebellum samples, were obtained from clinics. With immunohistochemical staining, prominently expressed topoIIβ was seen in normal cerebellar tissues, while there was no or less pronounced staining in classical MB cells...
August 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511064/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-anticancer-activity-of-ruthenium-ii-polypyridyl-complexes
#17
Bing Tang, Dan Wan, Shang-Hai Lai, Hui-Hui Yang, Cheng Zhang, Xiu-Zhen Wang, Chuan-Chuan Zeng, Yun-Jun Liu
A new ligand PFPIP (PFPIP=2-(2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorophenyl)[4,5-f]imadazo [1,10]phenanthroline) and its four ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(NN)2(PFPIP)](ClO4)2 (NN=dmb: 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine, 1; bpy: 2,2'-bipyridine, 2; phen: 1,10-phenanthroline, 3; dmp: 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline, 4) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and ESI-MS. The cytotoxic activity in vitro of the ligand and complexes toward BEL-7402, A549, HeLa, HepG2 and MG-63 cell lines was evaluated using MTT method (MTT=(3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509534/analysis-of-three-epoetin-alpha-products-by-lc-and-lc-ms-indicates-differences-in-glycosylation-critical-quality-attributes-including-sialic-acid-content
#18
Rebecca I Thomson, Richard A Gardner, Katja Strohfeldt, Daryl L Fernandes, Graham P Stafford, Daniel I R Spencer, Helen M I Osborn
Erythropoietin (EPO) is one of the main therapeutics used to treat anemic patients, greatly improving their quality of life. In this study, biosimilars Binocrit and a development product, called here CIGB-EPO, were compared to the originator product, Eprex. All three are epoetin alpha products, reputed to have similar glycosylation profiles. The quality, safety, and efficacy of this biotherapeutic depend on the following glycosylation critical quality attributes (GCQAs): sialylation, N-glycolyl-neuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) content, branching, N-acetyl-lactosamine (LacNAc) extensions, and O-acetylation pattern...
June 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508123/photochemically-controlled-drug-dosing-from-a-polymeric-scaffold
#19
Louise Donnelly, John G Hardy, Sean P Gorman, David S Jones, Nicola J Irwin, Colin P McCoy
PURPOSE: To develop the first photoactive biomaterial coating capable of controlled drug dosing via inclusion of synthesised drug-3,5-dimethoxybenzoin (DMB) conjugates in a poly(2-methyoxyethyl acrylate) (pMEA) scaffold. METHODS: Flurbiprofen- and naproxen-DMB conjugates were prepared via esterification and characterised via NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry following chromatographic purification. Conjugate photolysis was investigated in acetonitrile solution and within the pMEA matrix following exposure to low-power 365 nm irradiation...
July 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472754/ruthenium-ii-polypyridyl-complexes-synthesis-characterization-and-anticancer-activity-studies-on-bel-7402-cells
#20
Dan Wan, Shang-Hai Lai, Chuan-Chuan Zeng, Cheng Zhang, Bing Tang, Yun-Jun Liu
Two new ligand PTTP (2-phenoxy-1,4,8,9-tetraazatriphenylene) and FTTP (2-(3-fluoronaphthalen-2-yloxy)-1,4,8,9-tetraazatriphenylene) and their six ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(N-N)2(PTTP)](ClO4)2 and [Ru(N-N)2(FTTP)](ClO4)2 (N-N=dmb: 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipiridine; dmp: 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline; ttbpy: 4,4'-ditertiarybutyl-2,2'-bipyridine) were synthesized and characterized. The cytotoxic activity of the complexes against cancer cells HeLa, BEL-7402, A549, HepG-2, HOS and normal cell LO2 was evaluated by MTT method...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
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