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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145436/scrambled-eggs-proteomic-portraits-and-novel-biomarkers-of-egg-quality-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Ozlem Yilmaz, Amélie Patinote, Thao Vi Nguyen, Emmanuelle Com, Regis Lavigne, Charles Pineau, Craig V Sullivan, Julien Bobe
Egg quality is a complex biological trait and a major determinant of reproductive fitness in all animals. This study delivered the first proteomic portraits of egg quality in zebrafish, a leading biomedical model for early development. Egg batches of good and poor quality, evidenced by embryo survival for 24 h, were sampled immediately after spawning and used to create pooled or replicated sample sets whose protein extracts were subjected to different levels of fractionation before liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145421/radiographic-prediction-of-meningioma-grade-by-semantic-and-radiomic-features
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Thibaud P Coroller, Wenya Linda Bi, Elizabeth Huynh, Malak Abedalthagafi, Ayal A Aizer, Noah F Greenwald, Chintan Parmar, Vivek Narayan, Winona W Wu, Samuel Miranda de Moura, Saksham Gupta, Rameen Beroukhim, Patrick Y Wen, Ossama Al-Mefty, Ian F Dunn, Sandro Santagata, Brian M Alexander, Raymond Y Huang, Hugo J W L Aerts
OBJECTIVES: The clinical management of meningioma is guided by tumor grade and biological behavior. Currently, the assessment of tumor grade follows surgical resection and histopathologic review. Reliable techniques for pre-operative determination of tumor grade may enhance clinical decision-making. METHODS: A total of 175 meningioma patients (103 low-grade and 72 high-grade) with pre-operative contrast-enhanced T1-MRI were included. Fifteen radiomic (quantitative) and 10 semantic (qualitative) features were applied to quantify the imaging phenotype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144728/simultaneous-analysis-of-a-non-lipidated-protein-and-its-lipidated-counterpart-enabling-quantitative-investigation-of-protein-lipidation-s-impact-on-cellular-regulation
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Agnesa Shala-Lawrence, Melanie Jane Blanden, Svetlana M Krylova, Soumyashree A Gangopadhyay, Stanislav S Beloborodov, James L Hougland, Sergey N Krylov
Here we introduce Protein-Lipidation Quantitation (PLQ) - the first method for quantitative analysis of both a substrate and a product of protein lipidation in a biologically relevant context. Such analysis is required to study roles of protein lipidation in cellular regulation. In PLQ, the substrate is fused with a fluorescent protein to facilitate quantitative detection of both the non-lipidated substrate and the lipidated product. When expressed in cells with endogenous lipidation activity, the substrate is intracellularly lipidated...
November 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144055/confocal-raman-spectroscopic-imaging-for-in-vitro-monitoring-of-active-ingredient-penetration-and-distribution-in-reconstructed-human-epidermis-model
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Lynda Miloudi, Franck Bonnier, Ali Tfayli, Florent Yvergnaux, Hugh J Byrne, Igor Chourpa, Emilie Munnier
Topically applied Active Cosmetic Ingredients (ACI) or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) efficacy is directly related to their efficiency of penetration in the skin. In vitro Reconstructed Human Epidermis (RHE) surrogate models offer in vivo like skin samples for transdermal studies. Using Delipidol®, an ACI currently used in the cosmetics industry, the capabilities to deliver accurate distribution maps and penetration profiles of this molecule by means of Confocal Raman spectroscopic Imaging have been demonstrated...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143537/camphor-sulphonic-acid-mediated-quantitative-1-3-diol-protection-of-major-labdane-diterpenes-isolated-from-andrographis-paniculata
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Venu Sharma, Kamal K Kapoor, Debaraj Mukherjee, Vivek K Gupta, Manoj K Dhar, Sanjana Kaul
Phytochemical survey of the methanol extract of the dried aerial parts of Andrographis paniculata led to the isolation of major labdane diterpenes, namely 14-deoxy-11,12-didehydroandrographolide, andrographolide and neoandrographolide. Andrographolide was found to be the major phytoconstituent of the plant which was biologically active. For better physiochemical characteristics and bioefficacy, andrographolide is subjected to semi-synthetic modifications. However, presence of several free hydroxyl groups associated with this molecule make it quite polar and poorly soluble in many organic solvents and hence unsuitable for synthetic modifications...
November 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143102/diagnostic-performance-of-hpv-e6-e7-mrna-assay-for-detection-of-cervical-high-grade-intraepithelial-neoplasia-and-cancer-among-women-with-ascus-papanicolaou-smears
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Chenchen Ren, Yuanhang Zhu, Li Yang, Xiaoan Zhang, Ling Liu, Chunying Ren
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical performance of high risk (HR) HPV E6/E7 mRNA assay in detecting cervical high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia and cancer among women with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) Papanicolaou (Pap) smears. METHODS: A total of 160 patients with ASCUS who underwent HR-HPV DNA assay, HR-HPV E6/E7 mRNA assay and colposcopy biopsy at Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, China, from December 2015 to March 2017, were enrolled...
November 15, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142597/microrna-193a-3p-inhibits-cell-proliferation-in-prostate-cancer-by-targeting-cyclin-d1
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Yunfu Liu, Xin Xu, Xianglai Xu, Shiqi Li, Zhen Liang, Zhenghui Hu, Jian Wu, Yi Zhu, Xiaodong Jin, Xiao Wang, Yiwei Lin, Hong Chen, Yeqing Mao, Jindan Luo, Xiangyi Zheng, Liping Xie
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that affect various biological processes by altering the expression of a target gene. An miRNA microarray analysis has previously revealed a significant decrease in miR-193a-3p levels in prostate cancer tissues compared with that in their benign prostate hyperplasia counterparts. However, the role of miR-193a-3p has yet to be elucidated. In the present study, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was used to evaluate the expression levels of miR-193a-3p in two human prostate cancer cell lines...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142438/molecular-simulation-based-combinatorial-modeling-and-antioxidant-activities-of-zingiberaceae-family-rhizomes
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Talambedu Usha, Sushen Pradhan, Arvind Kumar Goyal, Shanmugarajan Dhivya, H P Prashanth Kumar, Manoj Kumar Singh, Neelu Joshi, Bharat Chandra Basistha, K R Siddalinga Murthy, Saravanakumar Selvaraj, Sushil Kumar Middha
Objective: The main aim of this scientific report was to investigate a series of phytochemicals in silico and the pharmacology of four plants found at higher altitude in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae (incl. Costaceae) from North-East India, particularly Sikkim. First, the goal was to determine the biological activities of the four herbs (used under Zingiberaceae family) using antioxidant assays to identify the best species. Second, previously reported compounds in litero were subsequently screened for their anticancerous activities using in silico methods...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142400/chemical-composition-of-moringa-oleifera-ethyl-acetate-fraction-and-its-biological-activity-in-diabetic-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Sivapragasam Gothai, Katyakyini Muniandy, Mazni Abu Zarin, Tan Woan Sean, S Suresh Kumar, Murugan A Munusamy, Sharida Fakurazi, Palanisamy Arulselvan
Background: Moringa oleifera (MO), commonly known as the drumstick tree, is used in folklore medicine for the treatment of skin disease. Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the ethyl acetate (EtOAc) fraction of MO leaves for in vitro antibacterial, antioxidant, and wound healing activities and conduct gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. Materials and Methods: Antibacterial activity was evaluated against six Gram-positive bacteria and 10 Gram-negative bacteria by disc diffusion method...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142307/genetic-polymorphism-related-to-monocyte-macrophage-function-is-associated-with-graft-versus-host-disease
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Kati Hyvärinen, Jarmo Ritari, Satu Koskela, Riitta Niittyvuopio, Anne Nihtinen, Liisa Volin, David Gallardo, Jukka Partanen
Despite detailed human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching and modern immunosuppressive therapy, severe graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) remains a major hurdle for successful allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). As the genetic diversity in GvHD complicates the systematic discovery of associated variants across populations, we studied 122 GvHD-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 492 HLA-matched sibling HSCT donor-recipient pairs from Finland and Spain. The association between these candidate SNPs and grade III-IV acute GvHD and extensive chronic GvHD was assessed...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142029/routine-use-of-quantitative-disease-activity-measurements-among-us-rheumatologists-implications-for-treat-to-target-management-strategies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jeffrey R Curtis, Lang Chen, Maria I Danila, Kenneth G Saag, Kathy L Parham, John J Cush
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to examine why real-world practices and attitudes regarding quantitative measurements of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have received limited attention. METHODS: An e-mail survey asked US rheumatologists to self-report on their use of quantitative measurements (metric). RESULTS: Among 439 respondents, metric rheumatologists (58%) were more likely to be in group practice and to use tumor necrosis factor inhibitors...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141580/usability-of-human-infinium-methylationepic-beadchip-for-mouse-dna-methylation-studies
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Maria Needhamsen, Ewoud Ewing, Harald Lund, David Gomez-Cabrero, Robert Adam Harris, Lara Kular, Maja Jagodic
BACKGROUND: The advent of array-based genome-wide DNA methylation methods has enabled quantitative measurement of single CpG methylation status at relatively low cost and sample input. Whereas the use of Infinium Human Methylation BeadChips has shown great utility in clinical studies, no equivalent tool is available for rodent animal samples. We examined the feasibility of using the new Infinium MethylationEPIC BeadChip for studying DNA methylation in mouse. RESULTS: In silico, we identified 19,420 EPIC probes (referred as mEPIC probes), which align with a unique best alignment score to the bisulfite converted reference mouse genome mm10...
November 15, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141149/surface-modification-of-cisplatin-complexed-gold-nanoparticles-and-its-influence-on-colloidal-stability-drug-loading-and-release
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Jiaojie Tan, Tae Joon Cho, De-Hao Tsai, Jingyu Liu, John M Pettibone, Rian You, Vincent A Hackley, Michael R Zachariah
Cisplatin-complexed gold nanoparticles (PtII-AuNP) provide a promising strategy for chemo-radiation based anticancer drugs. Effective design of such platforms necessitates reliable assessment of surface engineering on a quantitative basis, and its influence on drug payload, stability and release. In this paper, polyethylene glycol (PEG) stabilized PtII-AuNP was synthesized as a model anti-tumor drug platform, where PtII is attached via a carboxyl terminated dendron ligand. Surface modification by PEG and its influence on drug loading, colloidal stability and drug release were assessed...
November 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141026/in-depth-phenotypic-characterization-of-multicellular-tumor-spheroids-effects-of-5-fluorouracil
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Angélique Virgone-Carlotta, Manon Lemasson, Hichem C Mertani, Jean-Jacques Diaz, Sylvain Monnier, Thomas Dehoux, Hélène Delanoë-Ayari, Charlotte Rivière, Jean-Paul Rieu
MultiCellular Tumor Spheroids (MCTS), which mimic the 3-Dimensional (3D) organization of a tumor, are considered as better models than conventional cultures in 2-Dimensions (2D) to study cancer cell biology and to evaluate the response to chemotherapeutic drugs. A real time and quantitative follow-up of MCTS with simple and robust readouts to evaluate drug efficacy is still missing. Here, we evaluate the chemotherapeutic drug 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) response on the growth and integrity of MCTS two days after treatment of MCTS and for three colorectal carcinoma cell lines with different cohesive properties (HT29, HCT116 and SW480)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140677/synthesis-of-multi-au-nanoparticles-embedded-mesoporous-silica-microspheres-as-self-filtering-and-reusable-substrates-for-sers-detection
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Miao Chen, Wen Luo, Zhimin Zhang, Ranhao Wang, Yuqiu Zhu, Hua Yang, Xiaoqing Chen
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) based biosensing in biological fluids is constrained by nonspecific macromolecules adsorptions and disposable property of the SERS substrate. Here, novel multi-Au nanoparticles-embedded mesoporous silica microspheres (AuNPs/mSiO2) was prepared using a one-pot method, which served as reliable substrates for SERS enhancement associated with salient features of self-filtering ability and reusability. The fabrication and physical characterization of AuNPs/mSiO2 microspheres were discussed, and SERS activity of this novel substrates was investigated by using 4-mercaptobenzoic acid (4-MBA) as Raman probe...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139562/lncrna-ghet1-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-promotes-cell-proliferation-by-silencing-klf2
#16
Li Jin, Yangke He, Shijia Tang, Shan Huang
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been identified as one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) attract much attention of researchers, and they are demonstrated to be dysregulated in a variety of cancers, including HCC. LncRNA gastric carcinoma high expressed transcript 1 lncRNA GHET1 is found to be dysregulated in gastric cancer (GC). However, its clinical value and potential biological function in HCC remains unclear...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139296/differential-content-of-proteins-mrnas-and-mirnas-suggests-that-mdsc-and-their-exosomes-may-mediate-distinct-immune-suppressive-functions
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Lucia Geis-Asteggiante, Ashton T Belew, Virginia K Clements, Nathan J Edwards, Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg, Nagib M El-Sayed, Catherine Fenselau
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) are immature myeloid cells that accumulate in the circulation and the tumor microenvironment of most cancer patients. There, MDSC suppress both adaptive and innate immunity, hindering immunotherapies. The inflammatory milieu often present in cancers facilitates MDSC suppressive activity, causing aggressive tumor progression and metastasis. MDSC from tumor-bearing mice release exosomes, which carry biologically active proteins and mediate some of the immunosuppressive functions characteristic of MDSC...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138860/an-rna%C3%A2-sequencing-study-identifies-candidate-genes-for-angiotensin-ii%C3%A2-induced-cardiac-remodeling
#18
Jin Shu, Zhanwen Liu, Li Jin, Haiya Wang
The present study aimed to reveal the underlying mechanism of angiotensin II (AngII)‑induced cardiac remodeling and to identify potential therapeutic targets for prevention. Rat cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) were cultured with 10 nM AngII for 12 h, and CFs without AngII were used as the control. Following RNA isolation from AngII treated and control CFs, RNA‑sequencing was performed to detect gene expression levels. Differentially‑expressed genes (DEGs) were identified using the linear models for microarray analysis package in R software, and their functions and pathways were examined via enrichment analysis...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138837/vegf-secreted-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-mediates-the-differentiation-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-into-endothelial-cells-via-paracrine-mechanisms
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Quanhu Ge, Hongwei Zhang, Jixue Hou, Longfei Wan, Wenzhe Cheng, Xiaoyi Wang, Dan Dong, Congzhe Chen, Jie Xia, Jun Guo, Xueling Chen, Xiangwei Wu
Stem cell therapy is a promising treatment strategy for ischemic diseases. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) adhere to each other in the bone marrow cavity and in in vitro cultures. We have previously demonstrated that the adhesion between MSCs and EPCs is critical for MSC self‑renewal and their multi‑differentiation into osteoblasts and chondrocytes. In the present study, the influence of the indirect communication between EPCs and MSCs on the endothelial differentiation potential of EPCs was investigated, and the molecular mechanisms underlying MSC‑mediated EPC differentiation were explored...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138826/mir%C3%A2-660%C3%A2-5p-is-associated-with-cell-migration-invasion-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#20
Tao He, Peijie Chen, Lu Jin, Jia Hu, Yifan Li, Liang Zhou, Shangqi Yang, Xiangming Mao, Yaoting Gui, Yun Chen, Yongqing Lai
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common malignant tumor of the urinary system with poor prognosis. microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small, non‑coding RNA molecules that serve important roles in biological and pathological processes in several types of human tumors. miRNA (miR)‑660‑5p is dysregulated in many human cancers; however, its role in renal cell carcinoma is currently unclear. In the present study, reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction was performed to examine the expression levels of miR‑660‑5p in RCC tissues and paired normal adjacent tissues (NATs)...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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