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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786872/prevalence-of-antibodies-against-borna-disease-virus-proteins-in-japanese-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#1
Tomoyuki Honda, Kozue Sofuku, Hidenori Matsunaga, Masaya Tachibana, Ikuko Mohri, Masako Taniike, Keizo Tomonaga
Bornavirus infection is observed in both animals, including humans. However, bornavirus epidemiology in humans, especially in children, remains unclear. Here, we evaluated antibodies against bornaviruses in Japanese children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using immunofluorescence analysis, western blotting, and radio ligand assay. The prevalence of antibodies against bornavirus-specific speckles, N, and P proteins were 22%, 48%, and 33%, respectively, in the ASD children. According to our criteria, the prevalence of antibodies against bornaviruses was 7...
May 22, 2018: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786785/methods-to-study-angiogenesis-in-a-mouse-model-of-prostate-cancer
#2
Ana-Rita Pedrosa, Alexandre Trindade, António Duarte
Angiogenesis is one important hallmark of cancer progression which explains the relevance of developing methods to efficiently analyze the neo-angiogenic process. In this report we make use of the transgenic adenocarcinoma of the murine prostate (TRAMP) model, considered a good model for studying clinical prostate cancer progression, to describe in detail the methods used to study angiogenesis in this type of solid tumor development. In this report we provide step-by-step procedures on the basis of previous work in our laboratory for: the mouse urogenital sinus (UGS) collection; microdissection of the prostate; preparation of the prostatic samples for immunofluorescence (to analyze vascular density, morphology, maturation, functionality, hypoxia, and others); preparation of prostatic samples to histopathological analysis and/or immunohistochemistry; and endothelial and vascular mural cell sorting and isolation by fluorescent associated cell sorting (FACS) to further analysis (mRNA, protein, or other) or to maintain in culture...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786752/overexpression-of-mir%C3%A2-17%C3%A2-5p-protects-against-high-glucose%C3%A2-induced-endothelial-cell-injury-by-targeting-e2f1%C3%A2-mediated-suppression-of-autophagy-and-promotion-of-apoptosis
#3
Yifeng Yuan, Xue Li, Maoquan Li
E2 promoter binding factor 1 (E2F1) has been reported to have an important regulatory role in cell survival during hyperglycemic conditions; however, the mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. Bioinformatics analyses have suggested that microRNA (miR)‑17‑5p targets the 3'untranslated region (3'UTR) of E2F1. The aim of the present study was to characterize the protective effect of miR‑17‑5p/E2F1 on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) under high glucose (HG) conditions, to confirm the regulatory effect of miR‑17‑5p on E2F1/AMP‑activated protein kinase α2 (AMPKα2)‑mediated apoptosis and E2F1/mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)‑mediated autophagy...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786749/long-noncoding-rna-myocardial-infarction%C3%A2-associated-transcript-is-associated-with-the-microrna%C3%A2-150%C3%A2-5p-p300-pathway-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
#4
Zhao Li, Yamin Liu, Xiaofan Guo, Guozhe Sun, Qun Ma, Ying Dai, Guangshuo Zhu, Yingxian Sun
In numerous diseases, abnormal expression of myocardial infarction‑associated transcript (MIAT) has been reported to be involved in cell proliferation, apoptosis and migration. However, whether this long non‑coding RNA MIAT has a regulatory effect on heart hypertrophy requires further investigation. To this end, the present study evaluated MIAT in hypertrophic cardiomyocytes in vitro and in vivo. Neonatal rat ventricular myocytes (NRVMs) were induced by isoproterenol (ISO) to create a cell hypertrophy model, and mice were intraperitoneally injected with ISO to establish an animal model...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786517/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-potential-target-for-therapy-in-adult-granulosa-cell-tumors
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Alessandra Ciucci, Gabriella Ferrandina, Floriana Mascilini, Flavia Filippetti, Giovanni Scambia, Gian Franco Zannoni, Daniela Gallo
OBJECTIVE: Adult granulosa cell tumor (AGCT) is a rare form of sex-cord stromal ovarian tumors. Due to their origin, AGCTs secrete estrogens, and thus, estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated signaling has been considered as a possible target for therapy. The aim of the present study was to get insights into estrogen receptor status and activity in AGCTs, as a strategy to provide molecular support for personalized hormonal treatments. METHODS: We evaluated by immunohistochemistry the expression of ERα, ERβ isoforms (i...
May 18, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786048/cardiac-hypertrophy-is-positively-regulated-by-microrna-24-in-ratsmicrorna-24
#6
Juan Gao, Min Zhu, Rui-Feng Liu, Jian-Shu Zhang, Ming Xu
Background: MicroRNA-24 (miR-24) plays an important role in heart failure by reducing the efficiency of myocardial excitation-contraction coupling. Prolonged cardiac hypertrophy may lead to heart failure, but little is known about the role of miR-24 in cardiac hypertrophy. This study aimed to preliminarily investigate the function of miR-24 and its mechanisms in cardiac hypertrophy. Methods: Twelve Sprague-Dawley rats with a body weight of 50 ± 5 g were recruited and randomly divided into two groups: a transverse aortic constriction (TAC) group and a sham surgery group...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785588/sam68-promotes-invasion-migration-and-proliferation-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-by-enhancing-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-pathway-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#7
Weiwei Sun, Rongqin Qin, Rui Wang, Dazhi Ding, Zhaohui Yu, Yuxi Liu, Ruilong Hong, Zhen Cheng, Youhua Wang
Src-associated substrate during mitosis of 68 KDa (Sam68), also known as KH domain containing, RNA binding, signal transduction associated 1 (KHDRBS1), is the prototypic member of the signal transduction activator of RNA (STAR) family of RNA-binding proteins. Previous studies have indicated that Sam68 regulates nuclear transcription factor kappa B (NF-κB) to mediate inflammation. In this study, we analyzed the effect and possible mechanisms of Sam68 in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). By western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry, we found that the expression of Sam68 in synovial tissue of RA patients was increased compared with the control group...
May 21, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785049/involvement-of-inhibitor-kappa-b-kinase-2-ikk2-in-the-regulation-of-vascular-tone
#8
Youngin Kwon, Soo-Kyoung Choi, Seonhee Byeon, Young-Ho Lee
Inhibitor kappa B kinase 2 (IKK2) plays an essential role in the activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB). Recently, it has been suggested that IKK2 acts as a myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) and contributes to vasoconstriction in mouse aorta. However, the underlying mechanisms are still unknown. Therefore, we investigated whether IKK2 acts as a MLCK or regulates the activity of myosin light chain phosphatase (MLCP). Pressure myograph was used to measure vascular tone in rat mesenteric arteries. Immunofluorescence staining was performed to identify phosphorylation levels of MLC (ser19), MYPT1 (thr853 and thr696) and CPI-17 (thr38)...
May 21, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784917/clonal-analysis-of-notch1-expressing-cells-reveals-the-existence-of-unipotent-stem-cells-that-retain-long-term-plasticity-in-the-embryonic-mammary-gland
#9
Anna M Lilja, Veronica Rodilla, Mathilde Huyghe, Edouard Hannezo, Camille Landragin, Olivier Renaud, Olivier Leroy, Steffen Rulands, Benjamin D Simons, Silvia Fre
Recent lineage tracing studies have revealed that mammary gland homeostasis relies on unipotent stem cells. However, whether and when lineage restriction occurs during embryonic mammary development, and which signals orchestrate cell fate specification, remain unknown. Using a combination of in vivo clonal analysis with whole mount immunofluorescence and mathematical modelling of clonal dynamics, we found that embryonic multipotent mammary cells become lineage-restricted surprisingly early in development, with evidence for unipotency as early as E12...
May 21, 2018: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784903/exercise-ameliorates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-vascular-dysfunction-in-mesenteric-arteries-in-atherosclerosis
#10
Junyoung Hong, Kwangchan Kim, Eunkyung Park, Jonghae Lee, Melissa M Markofski, Sean P Marrelli, Yoonjung Park
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is closely associated with atherosclerosis, but the effects of exercise on ER stress-mediated endothelial dysfunction in atherosclerosis is not yet fully understood. We assessed endothelium-dependent vasodilation in isolated mesenteric arteries from wild type (WT), WT with exercise (WT-EX), ApoE knockout (ApoE KO), and ApoE KO mice with exercise (ApoE KO-EX). Vasodilation to acetylcholine (ACh) was elicited in the presence of inhibitors of ER stress, eNOS, caspase-1, and UCP-2 (Tudca, L-NAME, AC-YVARD-cmk, and Genipin, respectively) and the ER stress inducer (Tunicamycin)...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784898/pretreatment-with-simvastatin-upregulates-expression-of-bk-2r-and-cd11b-in-the-ischemic-penumbra-of-rats
#11
Jian-Ying Zhang, Qing-Ke Bai, Ying-Dong Zhang
Inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductases, collectively known as statins, have been shown to minimize cerebral ischemic events in patients. We assessed the mechanisms of simvastatin pretreatment in preventing cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats using a model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Rats were pretreated with simvastatin 14 days prior to MCAO induction. At 3, 24, and 48 hours after reperfusion, bradykinin levels in the ischemic penumbra were assayed by ELISA, mRNA levels of bradykinin B2 receptors (BK-2Rs) and CD11b were measured by fluorescent quantitative real-time PCR (RT-PCR), and co-expression of microglia and BK-2Rs was determined by immunofluorescence...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784613/cryoglobulinemic-glomerulonephritis-associated-with-nodal-and-renal-infiltration-by-t-cell-lymphoma-of-t-follicular-helper-phenotype-a-case-report
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Jennifer Li, Marille Umakanathan, Chow Heok P'ng, Winny Varikatt, Fiona Kwok, Ming-Wei Lin, Mirna Vucak-Dzumhur
We present a unique case of cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis associated with nodal and renal infiltration by T-cell lymphoma of T-follicular helper phenotype. The patient presented with transient neurologic symptoms, severe nephritic syndrome with nephrotic-range proteinuria, and acute kidney injury. He had elevated double-stranded DNA levels, low complement levels, detectable cryoglobulin, and detectable immunoglobulin M (IgM) paraprotein. The kidney biopsy showed cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis with a membranoproliferative pattern and diffuse interstitial infiltrates on light microscopy; IgM, C3 but weak IgG, C1q, and negative C4d staining on immunofluorescence; and deposits with organized substructures on electron microscopy...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784011/extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-promote-mesenchymal-stem-cell-migration-by-increasing-intracellular-ca-2-and-activating-the-fak-rho-gtpases-signaling-pathways-in-vitro
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Yingchi Zhang, Jiyuan Yan, Haoran Xu, Yong Yang, Wenkai Li, Hua Wu, Chaoxu Liu
BACKGROUND: The ability of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to migrate to the desired tissues or lesions is crucial for stem cell-based regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Optimal therapeutics for promoting MSC migration are expected to become an effective means for tissue regeneration. Electromagnetic fields (EMF), as a noninvasive therapy, can cause a lot of biological changes in MSCs. However, whether EMF can promote MSC migration has not yet been reported. METHODS: We evaluated the effects of EMF on cell migration in human bone marrow-derived MSCs...
May 21, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783993/cirsimaritin-inhibits-influenza-a-virus-replication-by-downregulating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-transduction-pathway
#14
Haiyan Yan, Huiqiang Wang, Linlin Ma, Xueping Ma, Jinqiu Yin, Shuo Wu, Hua Huang, Yuhuan Li
BACKGROUND: Artemisia scoparia Waldst and Kit is a famous traditional Chinese medicine widely distributed in Xinjiang, China. Flavonoids extracted from it exhibits inhibitory activities against several influenza virus strains. Despite this fact, the antiviral properties of CST, one of such flavonoids, against the influenza virus has not been reported. Thus, the aim of this study is to investigate the anti-influenza virus efficacy and antiviral mechanism of CST. METHODS: The inhibitory activity of CST against influenza viruses was assessed by using viral titers and performing Western blot, qRT-PCR, and immunofluorescence assays in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells and a human monocytic cell line (THP-1)...
May 21, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782878/the-ubiquitin-protein-ligase-e6ap-ube3a-supports-early-encephalomyocarditis-virus-replication
#15
Marybeth Carmody, Joshua T Zimmer, Camille H Cushman, Thao Nguyen, T Glen Lawson
Many viruses make use of, and even direct, the ubiquitin-proteasome system to facilitate the generation of a cellular environment favorable for virus replication, while host cells use selected protein ubiquitylation pathways for antiviral defense. Relatively little information has been acquired, however, regarding the extent to which protein ubiquitylation determines the replication success of picornaviruses. Here we report that the ubiquitin-protein ligase E6AP/UBE3A, recently shown to be a participant in encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) 3C protease concentration regulation, also facilitates the early stages of EMCV replication, probably by a mechanism that does not involve 3C protease ubiquitylation...
May 18, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782859/a-paeonol-derivative-yph-pa3-promotes-the-differentiation-of-monocyte-macrophage-lineage-precursor-cells-into-osteoblasts-and-enhances-their-autophagy
#16
Chun-Hao Tsai, Ming-Hua Hsu, Po-Hao Huang, Chin-Tung Hsieh, Ying-Ming Chiu, Dong-Chen Shieh, Yi-Ju Lee, Gregory J Tsay, Yi-Ying Wu
Previous studies have indicated that paeonol inhibits RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis by inhibiting the ERK, p38, and NF-κB pathway. We modified paeonol to form a new compound, YPH-PA3, and found that it promoted osteoclastogenesis rather than inhibited it the way paeonol does. The aim of this study is to investigate the mechanisms involved in YPH-PA3-promoted osteoclastogenesis. YPH-PA3-promoted differentiation of RAW264.7 cells (human monocytes) into osteoclasts is activated through ERK/p38/JNK phosphorylation, affecting c-FOS, NF-κB, and NFATc2...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782623/astrocytic-hypertrophy-in-the-rat-ventral-tegmental-area-following-chronic-morphine-differs-with-age
#17
Emily C Goins, Dusica Bajic
The ventral tegmental area (VTA) is the origin of the mesolimbic dopaminergic system known to play an integral role in mediating reward and development of drug addiction. Although the differences in neuronal plasticity of VTA at various ages remain to be understood, age is known to influence the effects of chronic opioids. In addition, adaptations associated with exposure to opioids within glial populations located in the VTA are poorly understood. The objective of the study was to determine if there are changes in astrocytic immunofluorescent labeling in the VTA following chronic morphine administration in a rat model at different ages: newborn at postnatal day (PD)7 and adult (estimated PD57)...
2018: Journal of neurology and neurorehabilitation research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782610/castration-induces-satellite-cell-activation-that-contributes-to-skeletal-muscle-maintenance
#18
Alanna Klose, Wenxuan Liu, Nicole D Paris, Sophie Forman, John J Krolewski, Kent L Nastiuk, Joe V Chakkalakal
Background: Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of skeletal muscle, is a side effect of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer patients. Resident stem cells of skeletal muscle, satellite cells (SCs), are an essential source of progenitors for the growth and regeneration of skeletal muscle. Decreased androgen signaling and deficits in the number and function of SCs are features of aging. Although androgen signaling is known to regulate skeletal muscle, the cellular basis for ADT-induced exacerbation of sarcopenia is unknown...
2018: JCSM rapid communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782306/urticarial-lesions-in-a-pregnant-woman
#19
Sergio Santos-Alarcón, Cesar Benavente-Villegas, Isabel García-Briz, Magdalena Moneva-Léniz, Celia Sanchis-Sánchez, Almudena Mateu-Puchades
Dear Editor, Gestational pemphigoid (GP) is a rare autoimmune bullous dermatosis in pregnancy. GP usually occurs during the second or third month of pregnancy. It clinically manifests as the development of either early-onset urticarial lesions or late-onset subepidermal blisters that may linger for weeks or even months. Herein we report the case of a 45-year-old woman with the distinctive clinical onset of GP. A forty-five-year-old woman, gravida I, para 0, at 27 weeks gestation, was referred for evaluation to our Department with an extensive pruritic eruption that had developed over the previous 7 days...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782020/whole-mount-immunofluorescence-and-follicle-quantification-of-cultured-mouse-ovaries
#20
Vera D Rinaldi, Jordana C Bloom, John C Schimenti
Research in the field of mammalian reproductive biology often involves evaluating the overall health of ovaries and testes. Specifically, in females, ovarian fitness is often assessed by visualizing and quantifying follicles and oocytes. Because the ovary is an opaque three-dimensional tissue, traditional approaches require laboriously slicing the tissue into numerous serial sections in order to visualize cells throughout the entire organ. Furthermore, because quantification by this method typically entails scoring only a subset of the sections separated by the approximate diameter of an oocyte, it is prone to inaccuracy...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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