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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227369/hybrid-segmentation-of-fluorescent-leschmania-infected-images-using-a-watersched-and-combined-region-merging-based-method
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F Ouertani, H Amiri, J Bettaib, R Yazidi, A Ben Salah, F Ouertani, H Amiri, J Bettaib, R Yazidi, A Ben Salah, A Ben Salah, H Amiri, J Bettaib, R Yazidi, F Ouertani
Automatic parasite segmentation in fluorescent images is of high importance as it serves as an easier and faster tool for detecting and counting parasites in each focus. In this paper we present a hybrid segmentation for the Promastigote form of Leishmania parasites in Indirect Immunofluorescence (IIF) images, combining edge and region-based techniques through the morphological algorithm of watershed. The proposed approach deals first with a pre-processing step to correct illumination non-uniformities in the fluorescence Leishmania-infected images before performing the initial segmentation by means of the watershed algorithm...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226310/adhesion-of-ligand-conjugated-biosynthesized-magnetite-nanoparticles-to-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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John D Obayemi, Jingjie Hu, Vanessa O Uzonwanne, Olushola S Odusanya, Karen Malatesta, Nicolas Anuku, Winston O Soboyejo
This paper presents the results of an experimental study of the adhesion forces between components of model conjugated magnetite nanoparticle systems for improved selectivity in the specific targeting of triple negative breast cancer. Adhesion forces between chemically synthesized magnetite nanoparticles (CMNPs), biosynthesized magnetite nanoparticles (BMNPs), as well as their conjugated systems and triple negative breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231) or normal breast cells (MCF 10A) are elucidated at a nanoscale...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225504/paraneoplastic-pemphigus-associated-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-case-report
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Qu Jiang, Bin Hong Zhang
RATIONALE: Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune syndrome associated with neoplasms. The treatment approach principally includes suppressing the immunity, but its therapeutic effect is not satisfying. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of paraneoplastic pemphigus linked to chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a 63-year-old man. DIAGNOSES: At first, the patient was diagnosed with pityriasis rose caused by a viral infection. Biopsies for histology and immunofluorescence showed PNP, was treated with immunosuppressive and antiinfective therapy...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225457/rhoa-rock-pathway-inhibition-by-fasudil-suppresses-the-vasculogenic-mimicry-of-u2os-osteosarcoma-cells-in-vitro
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Yun Xia, Xianyi Cai, Jiquan Fan, Liling Zhang, Zhenyu Li, Jinghua Ren, Gang Wu, Fang Zhu
GTPase RhoA and its downstream Rho-associated coiled-coil-containing protein kinases (ROCKs) are frequently overexpressed in human cancers. Inhibition of the RhoA/ROCK pathway blocks angiogenesis mediated by the vascular endothelial growth factor, which led us to investigate the role of this pathway in vasculogenic mimicry (VM) - a process by which aggressive cancer cells form vessel-like structures that provide adequate blood supply for tumor growth. We showed that the expression of RhoA and its effector kinases ROCK1/2 was much higher in human osteosarcoma (OS) tissues and the human OS cell line U2OS than in nontumorous tissues and cell line hFOB 1...
February 20, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224770/performance-of-an-automated-fluorescence-antinuclear-antibody-image-analyzer
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In Young Yoo, Jong Won Oh, Hoon Suk Cha, Eun Mi Koh, Eun Suk Kang
BACKGROUND: The gold standard for antinuclear antibody (ANA) screening is the indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) assay with human epithelial cells (HEp-2). However, a number of substantial disadvantages of manual IIF assays have highlighted the need for the automation and standardization of fluorescent ANA (FANA) testing. We evaluated the performance of EUROPattern Suite (Euroimmun AG, Germany), an automated FANA image analyzer, with regard to ANA detection and pattern recognition compared with conventional manual interpretation using the fluorescence microscopic IIF assay...
May 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224704/advanced-glycation-end-products-regulate-anabolic-and-catabolic-activities-via-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells
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Yu Song, Yan Wang, Yukun Zhang, Wen Geng, Wei Liu, Yong Gao, Shuai Li, Kun Wang, Xinghuo Wu, Liang Kang, Cao Yang
Intervertebral disc degeneration is widely recognized as a cause of lower back pain, neurological dysfunction and other musculoskeletal disorders. The major inflammatory cytokine IL-1β is associated with intervertebral disc degeneration; however, the molecular mechanisms that drive IL-1β production in the intervertebral disc, especially in nucleus pulposus (NP) cells, are unknown. In some tissues, advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which accumulate in NP tissues and promote its degeneration, increase oxidative stress and IL-1β secretion, resulting in disorders, such as obesity, diabetes mellitus and ageing...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224676/transcriptional-regulation-of-hb-%C3%AE-and-hb-%C3%AE-through-nuclear-factor-e2-related-factor-2-nrf2-activation-in-human-vaginal-cells-a-novel-mechanism-of-cellular-adaptability-to-oxidative-stress
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Debarchana Saha, Swanand Koli, Kudumula Venkata Rami Reddy
PROBLEM: Hemoglobin (Hb), a major protein involved in transport of oxygen (O2 ), is expressed by erythroid lineages. Until recently, it was not known whether non-erythroid cells express Hb. The objective was to evaluate the expression and functional significance of Hb-α and Hb-β in human primary vaginal epithelial cells (hPVECs) and decipher downstream signaling. METHODS OF STUDY: RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, flow cytometry, Western blot, immunofluorescence were used to evaluate the expression of Hb-α, Hb-β, and nuclear factor E2-related factor-2(Nrf2) after hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) induction...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224631/development-and-application-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-igm-of-black-rockfish-sebastes-schlegeli
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W Zhang, X Q Tang, X Z Sheng, J Xing, W B Zhan
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against black rockfish Sebastes schlegeli serum immunoglobulin M (IgM) were developed, which showed a specific reaction with the heavy chain of S. schlegeli IgM in Western blotting and with surface IgM positive (sIgM(+) ) lymphocytes in indirect immunofluorescence. mAb 2A6 was employed to investigate the antibody and sIgM(+) lymphocyte responses of S. schlegeli injected with inactivated Edwardsiella tarda, by ELISA and flow cytometry. Compared with controls, the level of specific antibodies and the percentage of sIgM(+) lymphocytes both increased in the immunized fish and simultaneously reached their peaks at day 35 after immunization...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224423/prognostic-significance-of-autophagy-related-proteins-expression-in-resected-human-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Bing Qu, Lei Yao, Hua-Ling Ma, Hong-Lei Chen, Zhi Zhang, Jiang Xie
Gastric adenocarcinoma (GC) is one of the most common malignancies in the world and one of the most frequent causes of cancer-related death. Autophagy is a highly regulated catabolic pathway responsible for the degradation of long-lived proteins and damaged intracellular organelles. However, the mechanism and guiding significance of autophagy in the development and progression of GC have remained to be elucidated. This study aimed to explore the clinicopathological significances and prognostic values of autophagy-related proteins AMBRA1 and Beclin-1 in GC...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224388/ocular-safety-of-intravitreal-clindamycin-hydrochloride-released-by-plga-implants
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Gabriella M Fernandes-Cunha, Silvia Ligório Fialho, Gisele Rodrigues da Silva, Armando Silva-Cunha, Min Zhao, Francine Behar-Cohen
BACKGROUND: Drug ocular toxicity is a field that requires attention. Clindamycin has been injected intravitreally to treat ocular toxoplasmosis, the most common cause of eye posterior segment infection worldwide. However, little is known about the toxicity of clindamycin to ocular tissues. We have previously showed non intraocular toxicity in rabbit eyes of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) implants containing clindamycin hydrochloride (CLH) using only clinical macroscotopic observation...
February 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224267/selection-of-dna-aptamers-for-extra-cellular-domain-of-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-to-detect-her2-positive-carcinomas
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A Sett, B B Borthakur, U Bora
BACKGROUND: Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2, an orphan receptor of ErbB family) is considered as an important biomarker as it plays a key role in the development and progression of aggressive types of breast, ovarian, stomach and gastric cancer. In the present study, we developed novel DNA aptamers against the extra-cellular domain (ECD) of Her2 protein for detection of Her2-positive carcinomas. METHODS: We cloned and expressed Her2-ECD protein in E...
February 21, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224182/parp-inhibition-ameliorates-nephropathy-in-an-animal-model-of-type-2-diabetes-focus-on-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-fibrosis
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Esraa M Zakaria, Nabila N El-Maraghy, Ahmed F Ahmed, Abdelmonim A Ali, Hany M El-Bassossy
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) enzyme contributes to nephropathy, a serious diabetic complication which may lead to end-stage renal disease. The study aims to investigate the effect of PARP over-activation on kidney functions in a type 2 diabetic rat model. The study also tests the therapeutic use of PARP inhibitors in diabetic nephropathy. Type 2 diabetes was induced in adult male rats by high-fructose/high-fat diet and low streptozotocin dose. Then, the PARP inhibitor 4-aminobenzamide (4-AB) was administered daily for 10 weeks...
February 21, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223777/phloretin-exerts-hypoglycemic-effect-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-and-improves-insulin-resistance-in-vitro
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Xin Shen, Nan Zhou, Le Mi, Zishuo Hu, Libin Wang, Xueying Liu, Shengyong Zhang
The present study investigated the possible antiobesity and hypoglycemic effects of phloretin (Ph). In an attempt to discover the hypoglycemic effect and potential mechanism of Ph, we used the streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats and (L6) myotubes. Daily oral treatment with Ph for 4 weeks significantly (P<0.05) reduced postprandial blood glucose and improved islet injury and lipid metabolism. Glucose consumption and glucose tolerance were improved by Ph via GOD-POD method. Western blot results revealed that the expression of Akt, PI3K, IRS-1, and GLUT4 were upregulated in skeletal muscle of type 2 diabetes (T2D) rats and in L6 myotubes by Ph...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223539/thymol-mitigates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-endometritis-by-regulating-the-tlr4-and-ros-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Haichong Wu, Kangfeng Jiang, Nannan Yin, Xiaofei Ma, Gan Zhao, Changwei Qiu, Ganzhen Deng
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of thymol on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory responses and to clarify the potential mechanism of these effects. LPS-induced mouse endometritis was used to confirm the anti-inflammatory action of thymol in vivo. RAW264.7 cells were used to examine the molecular mechanism and targets of thymol in vitro. In vivo, thymol markedly alleviated LPS-induced pathological injury, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, and the production of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in mice...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223507/imaging-mrna-and-protein-interactions-within-neurons
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Carolina Eliscovich, Shailesh M Shenoy, Robert H Singer
RNA-protein interactions are essential for proper gene expression regulation, particularly in neurons with unique spatial constraints. Currently, these interactions are defined biochemically, but a method is needed to evaluate them quantitatively within morphological context. Colocalization of two-color labels using wide-field microscopy is a method to infer these interactions. However, because of chromatic aberrations in the objective lens, this approach lacks the resolution to determine whether two molecules are physically in contact or simply nearby by chance...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223275/vascular-cxcr4-expression-promotes-vessel-sprouting-and-sensitivity-to-sorafenib-treatment-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jing Xu, Jing Liang, Ya-Ming Meng, Jing Yan, Xin-Juan Yu, Chao-Qun Liu, Li Xu, Shi-Mei Zhuang, Limin Zheng
PURPOSE: Chemokine receptor CXCR4 is known to be involved in both developmental and adult angiogenesis; however, its role in tumor angiogenesis remains largely unknown. Here the role of vascular CXCR4 in regulating vascular structure in HCC was assessed and the clinical value of CXCR4 was explored. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The expression of CXCR4 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was determined by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence. Characteristics of CXCR4+ cells were determined by in vitro and mice experiments...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223273/pd-l1-studies-across-tumor-types-its-differential-expression-and-predictive-value-in-patients-treated-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Harriet M Kluger, Christopher R Zito, Gabriela Turcu, Marina Baine, Hongyi Zhang, Adebowale Adeniran, Mario Sznol, David L Rimm, Yuval Kluger, Lieping Chen, Justine V Cohen, Lucia B Jilaveanu
PURPOSE: With recent approval of inhibitors of PD-1 in melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and renal cell carcinoma (RCC), extensive efforts are underway to develop biomarkers predictive of response. PD-L1 expression has been most widely studied, and is more predictive in NSCLC than RCC or melanoma. We therefore studied differences in expression patterns across tumor types. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We employed tissue microarrays with tumors from NSCLC, RCC or melanoma and a panel of cell lines to study differences between tumor types...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223223/berberine-improves-cognitive-impairment-by-promoting-autophagic-clearance-and-inhibiting-production-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-in-app-tau-ps1-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Min Huang, Xin Jiang, Yubin Liang, Qiong Liu, Siyan Chen, Yi Guo
This study investigates the neuroprotective properties of berberine (a natural isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from the Rhizoma coptidis) and finds that berberine could promote β-amyloid (Aβ) clearance and inhibit Aβ production in the triple-transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (3×Tg-AD). During the study, berberine was first administrated to treat 3×Tg-AD mice and primary neurons. Morris water maze assay, western blotting, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), immunofluorescence staining and histological analysis, transmission electron microscopic analysis were then used to evaluate the effects of the berberine administration...
February 18, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223026/development-and-application-of-nsp5-elisa-for-the-detection-of-antibody-to-infectious-bronchitis-virus
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Jing Lei, Tingting Shi, Dongnan Sun, Kaikun Mo, Yan Yan, Yulan Jin, Min Liao, Jiyong Zhou
Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) continues to be one of the most important poultry pathogens worldwide. The current commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits for IBV specific antibody detection are mostly based on the whole virion, and few serological tests based on nonstructural proteins of IBV have been developed. Herein, an alternative indirect ELISA for detection of IBV antibody was developed with IBV nonstructural protein 5 (nsp5) produced by Escherichia coli. Using an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) and a commercial ELISA kit as reference, we optimized the nsp5-ELISA and determined its cut-off as 0...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222771/wogonin-as-a-targeted-therapeutic-agent-for-ebv-lymphoma-cells-involved-in-lmp1-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mir-155-pu-1-pathway
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Xue Wu, Ping Liu, Haijun Zhang, Yuan Li, Jumah Masoud Mohammad Salmani, Fei Wang, Ke Yang, Rong Fu, Zhewei Chen, Baoan Chen
BACKGROUND: Wogonin is an encouraging choice for clinical use owing to its potent anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory effects with the high safety profile. However, wogonin for targeted therapy of lymphoma was not well addressed. In this study, we focused on its anticancer effect alongside with the underlying mechanisms for targeted therapy in EBV-positive lymphoma. This will facilitate its introduction to clinical use, which is planned in the near future. METHODS: Cell proliferation was studied by CCK8...
February 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
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