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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092921/the-ligand-sas-and-its-receptor-ptp10d-drive-tumour-suppressive-cell-competition
#1
Masatoshi Yamamoto, Shizue Ohsawa, Kei Kunimasa, Tatsushi Igaki
Normal epithelial cells often exert anti-tumour effects against nearby oncogenic cells. In the Drosophila imaginal epithelium, clones of oncogenic cells with loss-of-function mutations in the apico-basal polarity genes scribble or discs large are actively eliminated by cell competition when surrounded by wild-type cells. Although c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signalling plays a crucial role in this cell elimination, the initial event, which occurs at the interface between normal cells and polarity-deficient cells, has not previously been identified...
January 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092794/%C3%AE-defensin-3-modulates-macrophage-activation-and-orientation-during-acute-inflammatory-response-to-porphyromonas-gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide
#2
Jinglu Lyu, Tianying Bian, Bin Chen, Di Cui, Lili Li, Ling Gong, Fuhua Yan
β-defensin 3, a multifunctional antimicrobial peptide, has immuno-regulatory activities. We investigated the modulatory mechanism of human β-defensin 3 (hBD3) on acute inflammatory response resulted from Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (P.g-LPS), which plays a pro-inflammatory role in periodontal infection and its derived systemic inflammation. P.g-LPS was administrated to mice and murine macrophages alone or along with hBD3. P.g-LPS could lead to acute inflammation as soon as 2h. And it was observed that hBD3 significantly decreased the production of pro-inflammatory biomarkers of in response to P...
January 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092793/high-dilutions-of-antimony-modulate-cytokines-production-and-macrophage-leishmania-l-amazonensis-interaction-in-vitro
#3
Fabiana Rodrigues de Santana, Luciane C Dalboni, Kátia F Nascimento, Fabiana Toshie Konno, Anuska M Alvares-Saraiva, Michelle S F Correia, Maristela Dutra Correa Bomfim, Renato C V Casarin, Elizabeth C Perez, Maria Anete Lallo, Giovani B Peres, Márcia Dalastra Laurenti, Nilson R Benites, Dorly F Buchi, Leoni Villano Bonamin
BACKGROUND: In previous results mice treated with high dilutions of antimony presented reduction of monocyte migration to the site of infection with increase in B lymphocytes population in the local lymph node. AIMS: To know the mechanisms involved, a series of in vitro studies was done, using co-cultures of macrophages (RAW 264.7) and Leishmania (L.) amazonensis treated with different dilutions of antimony (Antimonium crudum or AC), in different times. METHODOLOGY: Spreading, phagocytosis, the oxidative activity of macrophages, the viability of free promastigotes and the cytokines/chemokines concentration in the supernatant were evaluated...
January 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092406/llfh1-mediated-interaction-between-actin-fringe-and-exocytic-vesicles-is-involved-in-pollen-tube-tip-growth
#4
Shanwei Li, Huaijian Dong, Weike Pei, Chaonan Liu, Sha Zhang, Tiantian Sun, Xiuhua Xue, Haiyun Ren
Pollen tube tip growth is an extreme form of polarized cell growth, which requires polarized exocytosis based on a dynamic actin cytoskeleton. However, the molecular basis for the connection between actin filaments and exocytic vesicles is unclear. Here, we identified a Lilium longiflorum pollen-specific formin (LlFH1) and found that it localized at the apical vesicles and plasma membrane (PM). Overexpression of LlFH1 induced excessive actin cables in the tube tip region, and downregulation of LlFH1 eliminated the actin fringe...
January 16, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092392/the-in-silico-identification-of-human-bile-salt-export-pump-abcb11-inhibitors-associated-with-cholestatic-drug-induced-liver-injury
#5
Lili Xi, Jia Yao, Yuhui Wei, Xin'an Wu, Xiaojun Yao, Huanxiang Liu, Shuyan Li
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is one of the major causes of drug attrition and failure. Currently, there is increasing evidence that direct inhibition of the human bile salt export pump (BSEP/ABCB11) by drugs and/or metabolites is one of the most important mechanisms of cholestatic DILI. In the present study, we employ two in silico methods, random forest (RF) and the pharmacophore method, to recognize potential BSEP inhibitors that could cause cholestatic DILI, with the aim of mitigating the risk of cholestatic DILI to some extent...
January 16, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092389/a-new-method-for-developing-defect-rich-graphene-nanoribbons-onion-like-carbon-co-nanoparticles-hybrid-materials-as-an-excellent-catalyst-for-oxygen-reactions
#6
Wenxiu Yang, Lulu Chen, Xiangjian Liu, Jianbo Jia, Shaojun Guo
Herein, a novel material with an excellent electrocatalytic activity for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), composed of onion-like carbon@Co nanoparticles (NPs) incorporated on defect-rich N-doped graphene nanoribbons (C@Co-NGR), is prepared via a combination of nitric acid etching and subsequent high-temperature treatment of the as-synthesized C@Co-N doped carbon nanotubes. The as-prepared C@Co-NGR exhibits excellent electrocatalytic activity for the ORR in 0.10 M KOH with a half-wave potential of 0.830 V (vs...
January 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092378/opto-valleytronic-imaging-of-atomically-thin-semiconductors
#7
Andre Neumann, Jessica Lindlau, Léo Colombier, Manuel Nutz, Sina Najmaei, Jun Lou, Aditya D Mohite, Hisato Yamaguchi, Alexander Högele
Transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductors represent elementary components of layered heterostructures for emergent technologies beyond conventional optoelectronics. In their monolayer form they host electrons with quantized circular motion and associated valley polarization and valley coherence as key elements of opto-valleytronic functionality. Here, we introduce two-dimensional polarimetry as means of direct imaging of the valley pseudospin degree of freedom in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides...
January 16, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092264/centriolar-sas-7-acts-upstream-of-spd-2-to-regulate-centriole-assembly-and-pericentriolar-material-formation
#8
Kenji Sugioka, Danielle R Hamill, Joshua B Lowry, Marie E McNeely, Molly Enrick, Alyssa C Richter, Lauren E Kiebler, James R Priess, Bruce Bowerman
The centriole/basal body is a eukaryotic organelle that plays essential roles in cell division and signaling. Among five known core centriole proteins, SPD-2/Cep192 is the first recruited to the site of daughter centriole formation and regulates the centriolar localization of the other components in C. elegans and in humans. However, the molecular basis for SPD-2 centriolar localization remains unknown. Here we describe a new centriole component, the coiled-coil protein SAS-7, as a regulator of centriole duplication, assembly and elongation...
January 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092040/binding-assays-using-recombinant-sh2-domains-far-western-pull-down-and-fluorescence-polarization
#9
Kazuya Machida, Bernard Liu
Recognition of phosphotyrosine-containing sequences by SH2 domains confers specificity in tyrosine kinase pathways. By assessing interactions between isolated SH2 domains and their binding proteins, it is possible to gain insight into otherwise inaccessible complex cellular systems. Far-Western, pull-down, and fluorescence polarization (FP) have been frequently used for characterization of phosphotyrosine signaling. Here, we outline standard protocols for these established assays using recombinant SH2 domain, emphasizing the importance of appropriate sample preparation and assay controls...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092031/expression-and-production-of-sh2-domain-proteins
#10
Bernard A Liu, Mari Ogiue-Ikeda, Kazuya Machida
The Src Homology 2 (SH2) domain lies at the heart of phosphotyrosine signaling, coordinating signaling events downstream of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), adaptors, and scaffolds. Over a hundred SH2 domains are present in mammals, each having a unique specificity which determines its interactions with multiple binding partners. One of the essential tools necessary for studying and determining the role of SH2 domains in phosphotyrosine signaling is a set of soluble recombinant SH2 proteins. Here we describe methods, based on a broad experience with purification of all SH2 domains, for the production of SH2 domain proteins needed for proteomic and biochemical-based studies such as peptide arrays, mass-spectrometry, protein microarrays, reverse-phase microarrays, and high-throughput fluorescence polarization (HTP-FP)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091951/femtosecond-circular-photon-drag-effect-in-the-ag-pd-nanocomposite
#11
Gennady M Mikheev, Aleksandr S Saushin, Viatcheslav V Vanyukov, Konstantin G Mikheev, Yuri P Svirko
We report on the observation of the helicity-dependent photoresponse of the 20-μm-thick silver-palladium (Ag/Pd) nanocomposite films. In the experiment, 120 fs pulses of Ti:S laser induced in the film an electric current perpendicular to the incidence plane. The photoinduced current is a linear function of the incident beam power, and its sign depends on the beam polarization and angle of incidence. In particular, the current is zero for the p- and s-polarized beams, while its sign is opposite for the right- and left-circularly polarized beams...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091670/enhanced-temperature-effect-of-electrorheological-fluid-based-on-cross-linked-poly-ionic-liquid-particles-rheological-and-dielectric-relaxation-studies
#12
Yang Liu, Jinhua Yuan, Yuezhen Dong, Xiaopeng Zhao, Jianbo Yin
Recent research of using poly(ionic liquid) (PIL) particles as the dispersal phase has provided a new strategy to develop a high-performance anhydrous polyelectrolyte-based electrorheological (ER) fluid. However, the working temperature range of the ER fluid of PIL particles is still narrow due to an inherently low glass transfer temperature caused by the plasticization of polyatomic organic counter ions in PILs. In this paper, we develop a new ER system based on cross-linked PIL (C-PIL) particles and demonstrate that crosslinking with a suitable degree only slightly degrades the ER properties but significantly improves the working temperature range of the ER fluid of PIL particles...
January 16, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091616/wave-function-parity-loss-used-to-mitigate-thermal-broadening-in-spin-orbit-coupled-zigzag-graphene-analogues
#13
Mohammad Abdullah Sadi, Gengchiau Liang
Carrier transport through a graphene zigzag nanoribbon (ZNR) is possible to be blocked by a p-n profile implemented along its transport direction. However, we found that in cases of analogous materials with significant intrinsic spin-orbit coupling (SOC), i.e. silicene and germanene, such a profile on ZNR of these materials allows transmission mostly through spin-orbit coupled energy window due to the loss of the parity of wave functions at different energies caused by SOC. Next, a p-i-n scheme on germanene ZNR is proposed to simultaneously permit edge transmission and decimate bulk transmission...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090748/electrochemically-driven-transformation-of-amorphous-carbons-to-crystalline-graphite-nanoflakes-a-facile-and-mild-graphitization-method
#14
Junjun Peng, Nanqing Chen, Rui He, Zhiyong Wang, Sheng Dai, Xianbo Jin
Although, in the carbon family, graphite is the most thermodynamically stable allotrope, conversion of other carbon allotropes, even amorphous carbons, into graphite is extremely hard. We report a simple electrochemical route for the graphitization of amorphous carbons through cathodic polarization in molten CaCl2 at temperatures of about 1100 K, which generates porous graphite comprising petaloid nanoflakes. This nanostructured graphite allows fast and reversible intercalation/deintercalation of anions, promising a superior cathode material for batteries...
January 16, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090722/bi-io3-f2-the-first-metal-iodate-fluoride-with-a-very-strong-second-harmonic-generation-effect
#15
Fei-Fei Mao, Chun-Li Hu, Xiang Xu, Dong Yan, Bing-Ping Yang, Jiang-Gao Mao
The first metal iodate fluoride, Bi(IO3 )F2 , with a strong second harmonic generation (SHG) effect has been prepared. Bi(IO3 )F2 crystallizes in the polar space group C2 and features a three-dimensional [BiF2 ](+) cationic framework with IO3 groups capping the inner walls of the one-dimensional tunnels. This [BiF2 ](+) cationic framework acts as a template for the assembly of the polar IO3 units in a favorable superposed fashion, which leads to the polar structure of the material. Bi(IO3 )F2 displays a rather wide transmittance window (0...
January 16, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090688/exosomal-mir-146a-contributes-to-the-enhanced-therapeutic-efficacy-of-il-1%C3%AE-primed-mesenchymal-stem-cells-against-sepsis
#16
Yuxian Song, Huan Dou, Xiujun Li, Xiaoyin Zhao, Yi Li, Dan Liu, Jianjian Ji, Fei Liu, Liang Ding, Yanhong Ni, Yayi Hou
Improving the immunomodulatory efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) through pretreatment with pro-inflammatory cytokines is an evolving field of investigation. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully clarified. Here, we pretreated human umbilical cord-derived MSCs with interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and evaluated their therapeutic effects in a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis model. We found that systemic administration of IL-1β-pretreated MSCs (βMSCs) ameliorated the symptoms of murine sepsis more effectively and increased the survival rate compared with naïve MSCs...
January 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090670/an-endoplasmic-reticulum-protein-nogo-b-facilitates-alcoholic-liver-disease-through-regulation-of-kupffer-cell-polarization
#17
Jin-Kyu Park, Mingjie Shao, Moon Young Kim, Soon Koo Baik, Mee Yon Cho, Teruo Utsumi, Ayano Satoh, Xinsho Ouyang, Chuhan Chung, Yasuko Iwakiri
Background Nogo-B (Reticulon 4B) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) resident protein that regulates ER structure and function. Since ER stress is known to induce M2 macrophage polarization, we examined whether Nogo-B regulates M1/M2 polarization of Kupffer cells and alters the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Methods M1 and M2 phenotypes were assessed in relation to Nogo-B expression and disease severity in liver specimens from ALD patients (NCT01875211). Liver specimens from wild-type (WT) and Nogo-B knockout (KO) mice fed control or Lieber-DeCarli ethanol liquid diet (5% ethanol) for 6 weeks were analyzed for liver injury and steatosis...
January 16, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090656/real-time-monitoring-of-tissue-displacement-and-temperature-changes-during-mr-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
#18
Pierre Bour, Fabrice Marquet, Valéry Ozenne, Solenn Toupin, Erik Dumont, Jean-François Aubry, Matthieu Lepetit-Coiffe, Bruno Quesson
PURPOSE: The therapy endpoint most commonly used in MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound is the thermal dose. Although namely correlated with nonviable tissue, it does not account for changes in mechanical properties of tissue during ablation. This study presents a new acquisition sequence for multislice, subsecond and simultaneous imaging of tissue temperature and displacement during ablation. METHODS: A single-shot echo planar imaging sequence was implemented using a pair of motion-encoding gradients, with alternated polarities...
January 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090562/hepatitis-c-virus-induced-monocyte-differentiation-into-polarized-m2-macrophages-promotes-stellate-cell-activation-via%C3%A2-tgf-%C3%AE
#19
Banishree Saha, Karen Kodys, Gyongyi Szabo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Monocyte and macrophage (MΦ) activation contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Disease pathogenesis is regulated by both liver-resident MΦs and monocytes recruited as precursors of MΦs into the damaged liver. Monocytes differentiate into M1 (classic/proinflammatory) or M2 (alternative/anti-inflammatory) polarized MΦs in response to tissue microenvironment. We hypothesized that HCV-infected hepatoma cells (infected with Japanese fulminant hepatitis-1 [Huh7...
May 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090277/anti-quorum-sensing-activity-of-substances-isolated-from-wild-berry-associated-bacteria
#20
Suha M Abudoleh, Adel M Mahasneh
BACKGROUND: Quorum Sensing (QS) is a mechanism used by bacteria to determine their physiological activities and coordinate gene expression based on cell to cell signaling. Many bacterial physiological functions are under the regulation of quorum sensing such as virulence, luminescence, motility, sporulation and biofilm formation. The aim of the present study was to isolate and characterize Quorum Sensing Inhibitory (QSI) substances from epiphytic bacteria residing on wild berries surfaces...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
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