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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333046/effect-of-competing-ions-and-causticization-on-the-ammonia-adsorption-by-a-novel-poly-ligand-exchanger-ple-ammonia-adsorption-reagent
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Quanzhou Chen, Kanggen Zhou, Yuanjuan Hu, Fang Liu, Aihe Wang
In this paper, a poly ligand exchanger, Cu(II)-loaded chelating resin named ammonia adsorption reagent (AMAR), bearing the functional group of weak iminodiacetate acid, was prepared to efficiently remove ammonia from solutions. Batch adsorption equilibrium experiments were conducted under a range of conditions. The effects of pH on the removal of ammonia by AMAR were investigated at 25 °C. The copper loaded on the resin forms a complex with NH3 in solution under alkaline condition. The effect of alkaline dosage (AD) on the ammonia adsorption was investigated...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331319/humanized-cd7-nanobody-based-immunotoxins-exhibit-promising-anti-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-potential
#2
Yuan Yu, Jialu Li, Xuejun Zhu, Xiaowen Tang, Yangyi Bao, Xiang Sun, Yuhui Huang, Fang Tian, Xiaomei Liu, Lin Yang
BACKGROUND: Nanobodies, named as VHHs (variable domain of heavy chain of HCAb [heavy-chain antibodies]), are derived from heavy-chain-only antibodies that circulate in sera of camelids. Their exceptional physicochemical properties, possibility of humanization, and unique antigen recognition properties make them excellent candidates for targeted delivery of biologically active components, including immunotoxins. In our previous efforts, we have successfully generated the monovalent and bivalent CD7 nanobody-based immunotoxins, which can effectively trigger the apoptosis of CD7-positive malignant cells...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329743/multicolor-spectral-analyses-of-mitotic-and-meiotic-mouse-chromosomes-involved-in-multiple-robertsonian-translocations-ii-the-nmri-cd-and-cd-ta-hybrid-strains
#3
Michael Schmid, Claus Steinlein, Heinz Winking
Multicolor spectral analyses (spectral karyotyping) were performed on mitotic chromosomes of NMRI, CD, and TA mice and on male meiotic chromosomes (diakineses) of NMRI/CD and CD/TA hybrids. All chromosomes, including the various centric (robertsonian) fusions, could be unequivocally identified. Apart from the robertsonian translocations, which were previously detected by conventional banding analyses, no other interchromosomal rearrangements were found in these mice. In both the CD and TA mice, the autosomes 19 and the XY sex chromosomes are not involved in robertsonian translocations...
March 23, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328977/jmjd3-aids-in-reprogramming-of-bone-marrow-progenitor-cells-to-hepatic-phenotype-through-epigenetic-activation-of-hepatic-transcription-factors
#4
Veena Kochat, Zaffar Equbal, Prakash Baligar, Vikash Kumar, Madhulika Srivastava, Asok Mukhopadhyay
The strictly regulated unidirectional differentiation program in some somatic stem/progenitor cells has been found to be modified in the ectopic site (tissue) undergoing regeneration. In these cases, the lineage barrier is crossed by either heterotypic cell fusion or direct differentiation. Though studies have shown the role of coordinated genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in cellular development and differentiation, how the lineage fate of adult bone marrow progenitor cells (BMPCs) is reprogrammed during liver regeneration and whether this lineage switch is stably maintained are not clearly understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319815/shape-dependent-enzyme-like-activity-of-co3o4-nanoparticles-and-their-conjugation-with-his-tagged-egfr-single-domain-antibody
#5
Wei Zhang, Jinlai Dong, Yang Wu, Peng Cao, Lina Song, Ming Ma, Ning Gu, Yu Zhang
In this study, Co3O4 nanopolyhedrons, nanocubes, nanoplates and nanorods were synthesized and characterized. Furthermore, the peroxidase- and catalase-like activities of these Co3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) were studied and influence of the exposed crystal planes was explored. According to their morphology and peroxidase-like activity, dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) modified Co3O4 nanopolyhedrons synthesized via coprecipitation method (Co3O4 NHs) were selected as a proper candidate for the immunohistochemical (IHC) detection of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissues...
February 28, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319456/reactogenicity-of-cervarix-and-gardasil-human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccines-in-a-randomized-single-blind-trial-in-healthy-uk-adolescent-females
#6
Tao Haskins-Coulter, Jo Southern, Nick Andrews, Elizabeth Miller
One hundred and ninety eight females aged 12-15 y were enrolled in an observer-blinded randomized trial to assess the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of the tetravalent HPV vaccine Gardasil® (group 2), in comparison to the bivalent HPV vaccine, Cervarix® (group 1), which was routinely offered in the national vaccination schedule at the time. Participants were blinded to treatment group until all 3 vaccinations had been given, while laboratory staff were masked during testing. For the majority of local and general reactions, recipients of both vaccines reported comparable frequencies...
March 20, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315589/the-multidimensional-card-selection-task-a-new-way-to-measure-concurrent-cognitive-flexibility-in-preschoolers
#7
Gal Podjarny, Deepthi Kamawar, Katherine Andrews
Most executive function research examining preschoolers' cognitive flexibility, the ability to think about something in more than one way, has focused on preschoolers' facility for sequentially switching their attention from one dimension to another (e.g., sorting bivalent cards first by color and then by shape). We know very little about preschoolers' ability to coordinate more than one dimension simultaneously (concurrent cognitive flexibility). Here we report on a new task, the Multidimensional Card Selection Task, which was designed to measure children's ability to consider two dimensions, and then three dimensions, concurrently (e...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306193/diphtheria-toxin-based-anti-human-cd19-immunotoxin-for-targeting-human-cd19-tumors
#8
Qian Zheng, Zhaohui Wang, Huiping Zhang, Qi Huang, Joren C Madsen, David H Sachs, Christene A Huang, Zhirui Wang
CD19 is expressed on normal and neoplastic B cells and is a promising target for immunotherapy. However, there is still an unmet need to further develop novel therapeutic drugs for the treatment of the refractory/relapsing human CD19(+) tumors. We have developed a diphtheria toxin-based anti-human CD19 immunotoxin for targeting human CD19(+) tumors. We have constructed three isoforms of the CD19 immunotoxin: monovalent, bivalent and foldback diabody. In vitro binding affinity and efficacy analysis demonstrated that the bivalent isoform had the highest binding affinity and in vitro efficacy...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302748/smc5-6-is-required-for-the-formation-of-segregation-competent-bivalent-chromosomes-during-meiosis-i-in-mouse-oocytes
#9
Grace Hwang, Fengyun Sun, Marilyn O'Brien, John J Eppig, Mary Ann Handel, Philip W Jordan
SMC complexes include three major classes: cohesin, condensin, and SMC5/6. However, the localization pattern and genetic requirements for the SMC5/6 complex during mammalian oogenesis had not previously been examined. In mouse oocytes, the SMC5/6 complex is enriched at the pericentromeric heterochromatin, and also localizes along chromosome arms during meiosis. The infertility phenotypes of females with a Zp3-Cre-driven conditional knockout (cKO) of Smc5 demonstrated that maternally expressed SMC5 protein is essential for early embryogenesis...
March 16, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302119/efficacy-of-an-inactivated-bivalent-vaccine-against-the-prevalent-strains-of-newcastle-disease-and-h9n2-avian-influenza
#10
Jing Zhao, Huiming Yang, Hongjun Xu, Zengbin Ma, Guozhong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Newcastle disease (ND) and avian influenza subtype H9N2 (H9N2 AI) are two of the most important diseases of poultry, causing severe economic losses in the global poultry industry. Vaccination is an effective way to prevent and control the spread of ND virus (NDV) and H9N2 AI virus (AIV), but the antigenic differences between the current circulating strains and the vaccine strains might account for recent ND and H9N2 AI outbreaks in vaccinated poultry flocks. METHODS: We developed an inactivated bivalent H9N2 and NDV vaccine based on the current prevalent strains of H9N2 AIV and NDV in China and evaluated its efficacy in chickens in this study...
March 16, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301611/gtl001-a-bivalent-therapeutic-vaccine-against-human-papillomavirus-16-and-18-induces-antigen-specific-cd8-t-cell-responses-leading-to-tumor-regression
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Michaël Esquerré, Myriam Bouillette-Marussig, Anne Goubier, Marie Momot, Christophe Gonindard, Hélène Keller, Astrid Navarro, Marie-Christine Bissery
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic vaccines are available for women and girls not yet infected with HPV, but women already infected with HPV need a treatment to prevent progression to high-grade cervical lesions and cancer. GTL001 is a bivalent therapeutic vaccine for eradicating HPV-infected cells that contains HPV16 E7 and HPV18 E7 both fused to detoxified adenylate cyclase from Bordetella pertussis, which binds specifically to CD11b+ antigen-presenting cells. This study examined the ability of therapeutic vaccination with GTL001 adjuvanted with topical imiquimod cream to induce functional HPV16 E7- and HPV18 E7-specific CD8+ T cell responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300398/novel-bivalent-ligands-based-on-the-sumanirole-pharmacophore-reveal-dopamine-d2-receptor-d2r-biased-agonism
#12
Alessandro Bonifazi, Hideaki Yano, Michael P Ellenberger, Ludovic Muller, Vivek Kumar, Mu-Fa Zou, Ning Sheng Cai, Adrian M Guerrero, Amina S Woods, Lei Shi, Amy Hauck Newman
The development of bivalent ligands has attracted interest as a way to potentially improve the selectivity and/or affinity for a specific receptor subtype. The ability to bind two distinct receptor binding sites simultaneously can allow the selective activation of specific G-protein dependent or β-arrestin-mediated cascade pathways. Herein, we developed an extended SAR study using sumanirole (1) as the primary pharmacophore. We found that substitutions in the N-1- and/or N-5-positions, physiochemical properties of those substituents, and secondary aromatic pharmacophores can enhance agonist efficacy for the cAMP inhibition mediated by Gi/o-proteins, while reducing or suppressing potency and efficacy toward β-arrestin recruitment...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298647/inhibition-of-the-mechano-enzymatic-amyloidogenesis-of-transthyretin-role-of-ligand-affinity-binding-cooperativity-and-occupancy-of-the-inner-channel
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Guglielmo Verona, P Patrizia Mangione, Sara Raimondi, Sofia Giorgetti, Giulia Faravelli, Riccardo Porcari, Alessandra Corazza, Julian D Gillmore, Philip N Hawkins, Mark B Pepys, Graham W Taylor, Vittorio Bellotti
Dissociation of the native transthyretin (TTR) tetramer is widely accepted as the critical step in TTR amyloid fibrillogenesis. It is modelled by exposure of the protein to non-physiological low pH in vitro and is inhibited by small molecule compounds, such as the drug tafamidis. We have recently identified a new mechano-enzymatic pathway of TTR fibrillogenesis in vitro, catalysed by selective proteolytic cleavage, which produces a high yield of genuine amyloid fibrils. This pathway is efficiently inhibited only by ligands that occupy both binding sites in TTR...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289430/envenoming-by-viridovipera-stejnegeri-snake-a-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis-presenting-disruption-of-hemostatic-balance
#14
Chih-Ying Chien, Shu-Chen Liao, Chien-Hung Liao, Ting-Shuo Huang, Yu-Hsien Chen
BACKGROUND: In most cases of envenoming by the green habu Viridovipera stejnegeri in Taiwan coagulopathy is not observed. CASE PRESENTATION: Herein, we describe the case of a patient with liver cirrhosis who developed venom-induced consumptive coagulopathy after V. stejnegeri bite. Laboratory investigation revealed the following: prothrombin time > 100 s (international normalized ratio > 10), activated partial thromboplastin time > 100 s, fibrinogen < 50 mg/dL, and fibrin degradation product > 80 μg/mL...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289411/immunogenicity-of-a-bivalent-adjuvanted-glycoconjugate-vaccine-against-salmonella-typhimurium-and-salmonella-enteritidis
#15
Fabio Fiorino, Simona Rondini, Francesca Micoli, Luisa Lanzilao, Renzo Alfini, Francesca Mancini, Calman A MacLennan, Donata Medaglini
Salmonella enterica serovars Typhimurium and Enteritidis are the predominant causes of invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella (iNTS) disease. Considering the co-endemicity of S. Typhimurium and S. Enteritidis, a bivalent vaccine formulation against both pathogens is necessary for protection against iNTS disease, thus investigation of glycoconjugate combination is required. In the present work, we investigated the immune responses induced by S. Typhimurium and S. Enteritidis monovalent and bivalent glycoconjugate vaccines adjuvanted with aluminum hydroxide (alum) only or in combination with cytosine-phosphorothioate-guanine oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289074/t-cell-costimulation-by-cd6-is-dependent-on-bivalent-binding-of-a-gads-slp-76-complex
#16
Johannes Breuning, Marion H Brown
The cell surface receptor, CD6 regulates T cell activation in both an activating and inhibitory manner. The adaptor protein SLP-76 is recruited to the CD6 cytoplasmic phosphorylated Y662 residue during T cell activation, providing an activating signal to T cells. In this study, a biochemical approach identified the SH2 domain-containing adaptor protein GADS as the dominant interaction partner for the CD6 cytoplasmic Y629 residue. Functional experiments in human Jurkat and primary T cells showed that mutation of both Y629F and Y662F abolished costimulation by CD6...
March 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287092/loss-of-centromere-cohesion-in-aneuploid-human-oocytes-correlates-with-decreased-kinetochore-localization-of-the-sac-proteins-bub1-and-bubr1
#17
Julie Lagirand-Cantaloube, Cendrine Ciabrini, Sophie Charrasse, Alice Ferrieres, Anna Castro, Tal Anahory, Thierry Lorca
In human eggs, aneuploidy increases with age and can result in infertility and genetic diseases. Studies in mouse oocytes suggest that reduced centromere cohesion and spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) activity could be at the origin of chromosome missegregation. Little is known about these two features in humans. Here, we show that in human eggs, inter-kinetochore distances of bivalent chromosomes strongly increase with age. This results in the formation of univalent chromosomes during metaphase I (MI) and of single chromatids in metaphase II (MII)...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284277/potential-of-a-bpv1-l1-vlp-vaccine-to-prevent-bpv1-or-bpv2-induced-pseudo-sarcoid-formation-and-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-ecpv2-l1-vlps-in-horse
#18
Edmund K Hainisch, Hans Abel-Reichwald, Saeed Shafti-Keramat, Barbara Pratscher, Annunziata Corteggio, Giuseppe Borzacchiello, Maria Wetzig, Christoph Jindra, Alexander Tichy, Reinhard Kirnbauer, Sabine Brandt
We have previously shown that immunization of horses with bovine papillomavirus type 1 (BPV1) L1 virus-like particles (VLPs) is safe and highly immunogenic and that BPV1 and bovine papillomavirus type 2 (BPV2) are closely related serotypes. Here we evaluated the protective potential of a BPV1 L1 VLP vaccine against experimental BPV1 and BPV2 challenge and studied the safety and immunogenicity of a bivalent equine papillomavirus type 2 (EcPV2)/BPV1 L1 VLP vaccine. Fourteen healthy horses were immunized with BPV1 L1 VLPs (100 µg per injection) plus adjuvant on days 0 and 28, while seven remained unvaccinated...
February 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283910/hyperglycemia-impedes-definitive-endoderm-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-by-modulating-histone-methylation-patterns
#19
A C H Chen, Y L Lee, S W Fong, C C Y Wong, E H Y Ng, W S B Yeung
Exposure to maternal diabetes during fetal growth is a risk factor for the development of type II diabetes (T2D) in later life. Discovery of the mechanisms involved in this association should provide valuable background for therapeutic treatments. Early embryogenesis involves epigenetic changes including histone modifications. The bivalent histone methylation marks H3K4me3 and H3K27me3 are important for regulating key developmental genes during early fetal pancreas specification. We hypothesized that maternal hyperglycemia disrupted early pancreas development through changes in histone bivalency...
March 10, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278497/true-nondisjunction-of-whole-bivalents-in-oocytes-with-attachment-and-congression-defects
#20
Martin Sodek, Kristina Kovacovicova, Martin Anger
Chromosome segregation in mammalian oocytes is prone to errors causing aneuploidy with consequences such as precocious termination of development or severe developmental disorders. Aneuploidy also represents a serious problem in procedures utilizing mammalian gametes and early embryos in vitro. In our study, we focused on congression defects during meiosis I and observed whole nondisjoined bivalents in meiosis II as a direct consequence, together with a substantially delayed first polar body extrusion. We also show that the congression defects are accompanied by less stable attachments of the kinetochores...
March 10, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
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