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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779281/-effects-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-on-osteogenic-differentiation-and-notch-signaling-pathway-in-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
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Yu Ma, Shu-Hui Li, Xin-Xin Ding, Pei-Ling Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) on osteogenic differentiation and Notch signaling pathway of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) and to investigate the regulatory role of Notch signaling pathway on the osteogenic differentiation of PDLSCs under the influence of TNF-α. METHODS: PDLSCs were obtained through enzyme digestion and tissue block method. The expression levels of stem cell surface markers CD105, CD90, CD146, CD45, and CD31 were detected by fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS)...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779272/-effects-of-protein-kinase-c-and-motigen-activated-protein-kinase-kinase-extracellular-regulated-protein-kinases-signaling-pathway-on-mrna-level-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-tca8113-cells
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Xue-Feng Gao, Hai-Bin Jiao, Chang-Cheng Ye, Ying-Qun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the regulatory mechanism of inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS-2) expression related to proliferation of Tca8113 cells. METHODS: RNAi mediated by short hairpin RNAs was utilized to knock down NOS-2, protein kinase C (PKC)-α, PKC-β and PKC-δ. Griess Reagent played a significant role on the detection of NO product after NOS-2 silence. The cell proliferation was determined by CCK8 method. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (q-PCR) was recruited to check the mRNA level of NOS-2, PKC-α, PKC-β and PKC-δ after treated by a variety of ways...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779183/molecular-characterization-and-potential-synthetic-applications-of-gh1-%C3%AE-glucosidase-from-higher-termite-microcerotermes-annandalei
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Siriphan Arthornthurasuk, Wantha Jenkhetkan, Eukote Suwan, Daranee Chokchaichamnankit, Chantragan Srisomsap, Pakorn Wattana-Amorn, Jisnuson Svasti, Prachumporn T Kongsaeree
A novel β-glucosidase from higher termite Microcerotermes annandalei (MaBG) was obtained via a screening method targeting β-glucosidases with increased activities in the presence of glucose. The purified natural MaBG showed a subunit molecular weight of 55 kDa and existed in a native form as a dimer without any glycosylation. Gene-specific primers designed from its partial amino acid sequences were used to amplify the corresponding 1,419-bp coding sequence of MaBG which encodes a 472-amino acid glycoside hydrolase family 1 (GH1) β-glucosidase...
May 19, 2018: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779177/computational-identification-of-structural-factors-affecting-the-mutagenic-potential-of-aromatic-amines-study-design-and-experimental-validation
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Svetoslav H Slavov, Iva Stoyanova-Slavova, William Mattes, Richard D Beger, Beat J Brüschweiler
A grid-based, alignment-independent 3D-SDAR (three-dimensional spectral data-activity relationship) approach based on simulated 13 C and 15 N NMR chemical shifts augmented with through-space interatomic distances was used to model the mutagenicity of 554 primary and 419 secondary aromatic amines. A robust modeling strategy supported by extensive validation including randomized training/hold-out test set pairs, validation sets, "blind" external test sets as well as experimental validation was applied to avoid over-parameterization and build Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD 2004) compliant models...
May 19, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779163/discovering-simple-phenylboronic-acid-and-benzoxaborole-derivatives-for-experimental-oncology-phase-cycle-specific-inducers-of-apoptosis-in-a2780-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Mateusz Psurski, Agnieszka Łupicka-Słowik, Agnieszka Adamczyk-Woźniak, Joanna Wietrzyk, Andrzej Sporzyński
Objective The aim of the study was to evaluate the antiproliferative potential of simple phenylboronic acid and benzoxaborole derivatives as well as to provide preliminary insight into their mode of action in cancer cells in vitro. Methods The antiproliferative activity was assessed in five diverse cancer cell lines via the SRB method (sulforhodamine B) or MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) method after 72 h of treatment. Further studies of the mechanism of action consisted of the influence of the compounds on cell cycle progression and apoptosis induction, which was assessed by flow cytometry, caspase-3 enzymatic activity, fluorescence microscopy and western blot analysis...
May 19, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779107/stabilization-of-butyrylcholinesterase-by-the-entrapment-into-the-natural-polymer-based-gels
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V I Lonshakova-Mukina, E N Esimbekova, V A Kratasyuk
A new method for obtaining stable butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) samples based on the enzyme immobilization in starch and gelatin gels followed by drying is proposed. Coimmobilization of BuChE with the thiol group indicator 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic) acid did not reduce the activity of BuChE, which allowed us to simplify the procedure and reduce the time of analysis of organophosphorus pesticides. The resulting immobilized samples retained activity for at least 300 days. BuChE samples based on the starch gel showed a greater sensitivity in the determination of pesticides as compared to the samples based on the gelatin gel...
March 2018: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779079/preparation-and-adsorption-characteristics-for-heavy-metals-of-active-silicon-adsorbent-from-leaching-residue-of-lead-zinc-tailings
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Chang Lei, Bo Yan, Tao Chen, Xian-Ming Xiao
To comprehensively reuse the leaching residue obtained from lead-zinc tailings, an active silicon adsorbent (ASA) was prepared from leaching residue and studied as an adsorbent for copper(II), lead(II), zinc(II), and cadmium(II) in this paper. The ASA was prepared by roasting the leaching residue with either a Na2 CO3 /residue ratio of 0.6:1 at 700 °C for 1 h or a CaCO3 /residue ratio of 0.8:1 at 800 °C for 1 h. Under these conditions, the available SiO2 content of the ASA was more than 20%. The adsorption behaviors of the metal ions onto the ASA were investigated and the Langmuir, Freundlich, and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherm models were used to analyze the adsorption isotherm...
May 19, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779034/ras-gtpase-activating-like-protein-iqgap1-iqgap1-promotes-breast-cancer-proliferation-and-invasion-and-correlates-with-poor-clinical-outcomes
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Fanye Zeng, Weihua Jiang, Wei Zhao, Yuxiang Fan, Yanhua Zhu, Hongliang Zhang
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is one of the most common female cancers in the world. As a key integrator of cell signaling pathways, IQGAP1 contributes to the development and progression of several cancers. However, the exact effects and molecular mechanisms of IQGAP1 in breast cancer progression remain poorly understood. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the present study, IQGAP1 expression was measured in 96 paired breast cancer samples and the corresponding adjacent non-cancerous tissues by immunohistochemistry and quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
May 20, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778962/micro-porous-polyetheretherketone-implants-decorated-with-bmp-2-via-phosphorylated-gelatin-coating-for-enhancing-cell-adhesion-and-osteogenic-differentiation
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Jiuping Wu, Linlong Li, Chuan Fu, Fan Yang, Zixue Jiao, Xincui Shi, Yoshihiro Ito, Zongliang Wang, Qinyi Liu, Peibiao Zhang
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a high-performance semicrystalline thermoplastic polymer that is widely used in the orthopedics treatment. However, due to its biological inertness, the surface modification of PEEK using different methods to improve the biocompatibility remains a significant challenge. Herein, we attempted to use the covalently coating of phosphorylated gelatin loaded with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) on hydroxylated micro-porous PEEK films for enhancing the biological activity. Environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and water contact angle measurements were applied to characterize the surface of modified or untreated PEEK films...
May 15, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778939/relationship-between-the-structure-of-fe-mcm-48-and-its-activity-in-catalytic-ozonation-for-diclofenac-mineralization
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Xukai Li, Weirui Chen, Yiming Tang, Laisheng Li
Fe-MCM-48 catalyst with a three-dimensional cubic pore structure was directly synthesized via a hydrothermal method, and the mineralization efficiency of diclofenac (DCF) in the catalytic ozonation process (Fe-MCM-48/O3 ) was assessed. X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption desorption, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) characterizations revealed that Fe existed in the framework of MCM-48, and Fe-MCM-48 possessed a large surface area and a highly ordered cubic mesoporous structure, which could accelerate reactants and products diffusion...
May 12, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778906/percutaneous-sonographically-assisted-endoscopic-gastrostomy-for-difficult-cases-with-interposed-organs
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Yoshihiro Moriwaki, Jun Otani, Junzo Okuda, Hitomi Zotani, So Kasuga
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this retrospective observational study was to clarify the usefulness and safety of percutaneous sonographically assisted endoscopic gastrostomy or duodenostomy (PSEGD) using the introduction method. METHODS: The information for the sequential 22 patients who could not undergo standard percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and underwent PSEGD for 3 y was extracted and was reviewed. In standard PEG, we performed pushing out of the stomach from the mediastinum and full distention to adhere the gastric wall to the peritoneal wall without interposing of the intraperitoneal tissues by air inflation and a turning-over procedure of the endoscope, four-point square fixation of the stomach to the peritoneal wall by using a Funada-style gastric wall fixation kit under diaphanoscopy, extracorporeal thumb pushing, and in difficult cases extracorporeal ultrasound guidance, and if necessary confirmation of fixation of the gastric wall to the peritoneal wall and placement of the PEG tube without any interposed tissues by using ultrasound...
March 27, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778843/a-synbiotic-improves-the-immunity-of-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei-metabolomic-analyses-reveal-compelling-evidence
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Truong-Giang Huynh, Ann-Chang Cheng, Chia-Chun Chi, Kuo-Hsun Chiu, Chun-Hung Liu
In this study, we examined the synergistic effects of a diet-administered synbiotic comprising galactooligosaccharide (GOS) and the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum 7-40 on immune responses, immune-related gene expressions, and disease resistance to Vibrio alginolyticus in white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. To unravel the regulatory role of the synbiotic in activating the immune system of shrimp, 1 H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolomic analyses were used to investigate hepatopancreas metabolites, then significantly altered metabolites were confirmed in both the hepatopancreas and plasma by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) and spectrophotometric analyses...
May 17, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778820/synthesis-of-bioactive-compounds-from-vermicast-isolated-actinomycetes-species-and-its-antimicrobial-activity-against-human-pathogenic-bacteria
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R Balachandar, N Karmegam, M Saravanan, R Subbaiya, P Gurumoorthy
The present study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activities of bioactive compounds synthesized from vermicast isolated actinomycetes species. Specifically, the synthesized bioactive compounds were evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against selected Gram + ve and Gram-ve human pathogenic bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus circulans, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli. Interestingly, a total of five different actinomycetesspecies were recovered from vermicasts...
May 17, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778755/development-and-acceptability-assessment-of-a-self-management-intervention-to-prevent-acute-to-chronic-pain-transition-after-major-lower-extremity-trauma
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Mélanie Bérubé, Céline Gélinas, Géraldine Martorella, Nancy Feeley, José Côté, George-Yves Laflamme, Dominique M Rouleau, Manon Choinière
Transition from acute to chronic pain often occurs after major lower extremity trauma. Chronic pain has been found to negatively affect daily functioning, including the capacity to work and quality of life. Empirical data and an acceptability assessment were used to develop a self-management intervention aimed at preventing acute to chronic pain transition after major lower extremity trauma (i.e., iPACT-E-Trauma). Evidence from previous studies on preventive self-management interventions, combined with a biopsychosocial conceptual framework and clinical knowledge, helped define the key features of the preliminary version...
May 16, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778719/effect-of-heptanol-and-ethanol-on-excitation-wave-propagation-in-a-neonatal-rat-ventricular-myocyte-monolayer
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A D Podgurskaya, V A Tsvelaya, S R Frolova, I Y Kalita, N N Kudryashova, K I Agladze
In this work, the action of heptanol and ethanol was investigated in a two-dimensional (2D) model of cardiac tissue: the neonatal rat ventricular myocyte monolayer. Heptanol is known in electrophysiology as a gap junction uncoupler but may also inhibit voltage-gated ionic channels. Ethanol is often associated with the occurrence of arrhythmias. These substances influence sodium, calcium, and potassium channels, but the complete mechanism of action of heptanol and ethanol remains unknown. The optical mapping method was used to measure conduction velocities (CVs) in concentrations of 0...
May 17, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778702/theoretical-studies-on-electroluminescent-mechanism-of-a-series-of-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescence-emitters-possessing-asymmetric-triazine-cored-triads
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Jinglai Zhang, Huijuan Yuan, Songyan Feng, Keke Wen, Xugeng Guo
A series of thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) emitters using asymmetric-triazine-cored triad as the electron-accepting unit have been investigated theoretically. Based on two experimentally reported TADF molecules (TPXZ-as-TAZ and oDPXZ-as-TAZ), two new molecules (mDPXZ-as-TAZ and pDPXZ-as-TAZ) have been designed to explore the isomeric effect on their TADF properties. The present results reveal that the absorption and emission spectra calculated by the time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) method at the M06-2X level are match well the available experimental findings, and mDPXZ-as-TAZ and pDPXZ-as-TAZ are found to exhibit the same yellow emission as their analogue oDPXZ-as-TAZ...
May 17, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778528/molecular-modeling-synthesis-antibacterial-and-cytotoxicity-evaluation-of-sulfonamide-derivatives-of-benzimidazole-indazole-benzothiazole-and-thiazole
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Farha Naaz, Ritika Srivastava, Anuradha Singh, Nidhi Singh, Rajesh Verma, Vishal K Singh, Ramendra K Singh
A new series of heterocyclic molecules bearing sulfonamide linkage has been synthesized and screened for antibacterial activity. During antibacterial screening using broath dilution method, molecules were found to be highly active (MIC value 50-3.1 µg/mL) against different human pathogens, namely B. cerus, S. aureus, E. coli and P. aeruginosa, and most effective against E. coli. A great synergistic effect was observed during determination of FIC where molecules were used in combination with reference drugs chloramphenicol and sulfamethoxazole...
May 11, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778509/longitudinal-observations-using-simultaneous-fmri-multiple-channel-electrophysiology-recording-and-chemical-microiontophoresis-in-the-rat-brain
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Saul Jaime, Jose E Cavazos, Yihong Yang, Hanbing Lu
BACKGROUND: fMRI blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) signal has been widely used as a surrogate for neural activity. However, interpreting differences in BOLD fMRI based on underlying neuronal activity remains a challenge. Concurrent rsMRI data collection and electrophysiological recording in combination with microiontophoretically injected modulatory chemicals allows for improved understanding of the relationship between resting state BOLD and neuronal activity. NEW METHODS: Simultaneous fMRI, multi-channel intracortical electrophysiology and focal pharmacological manipulation data to be acquired longitudinally in rats for up to 2 months...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778502/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-progressive-combined-immunodeficiency-and-lymphoproliferation-in-activated-pi3k-delta-syndrome-type-1
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Tsubasa Okano, Kohsuke Imai, Yuki Tsujita, Noriko Mitsuiki, Kenichi Yoshida, Chikako Kamae, Kenichi Honma, Kanako Mitsui-Sekinaka, Yujin Sekinaka, Tamaki Kato, Katsuyuki Hanabusa, Eri Endo, Takehiro Takashima, Haruka Hiroki, Tzu-Wen Yeh, Keisuke Tanaka, Masakazu Nagahori, Ikuya Tsuge, Yuki Bando, Fuminori Iwasaki, Yoshiaki Shikama, Masami Inoue, Tomiko Kimoto, Naohiko Moriguchi, Yuki Yuza, Takashi Kaneko, Kyoko Suzuki, Tomoyo Matsubara, Yoshihiro Maruo, Tomoaki Kunitsu, Tomoko Waragai, Hideki Sano, Yuko Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Tasaki, Osamu Suzuki, Toshihiko Shirakawa, Motohiro Kato, Toru Uchiyama, Masataka Ishimura, Tetsuzo Tauchi, Hiroshi Yagasaki, Shiann-Tarng Jou, Hsin-Hui Yu, Hirokazu Kanegane, Sven Kracker, Anne Durandy, Daiei Kojima, Hideki Muramatsu, Taizo Wada, Yuzaburo Inoue, Hidetoshi Takada, Seiji Kojima, Seishi Ogawa, Osamu Ohara, Shigeaki Nonoyama, Tomohiro Morio
BACKGROUND: Activated phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase-delta (PI3Kδ) syndrome type 1 (APDS1) is a recently described primary immunodeficiency syndrome characterized by recurrent respiratory infections, lymphoid hyperplasia, and herpesviridae infections due to germline gain-of-function mutations of PIK3CD. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may be considered to ameliorate progressive immunodeficiency and associated malignancy, but appropriate indications, method, and outcomes of HSCT for APDS1 remain undefined...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778469/communications-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-non-aureus-staphylococcus-species-from-bovine-intramammary-infections-and-teat-apex-colonization
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Yasser S Mahmmod, Ilka Christine Klaas, Line Svennesen, Karl Pedersen, Hanne Ingmer
The role of non-aureus staphylococci (NAS) in the risk of acquisition of intramammary infections with Staphylococcus aureus is vague and still under debate. The objectives of this study were to (1) investigate the distribution patterns of NAS species from milk and teat skin in dairy herds with automatic milking systems, and (2) examine if the isolated NAS influences the expression of S. aureus virulence factors controlled by the accessory gene regulator (agr) quorum sensing system. In 8 herds, 14 to 20 cows with elevated somatic cell count were randomly selected for teat skin swabbing and aseptic quarter foremilk samples from right hind and left front quarters...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
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