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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445743/egfr-targeted-micelles-containing-near-infrared-dye-for-enhanced-photothermal-therapy-in-colorectal-cancer
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Ying-Hsia Shih, Tsai-Yueh Luo, Ping-Fang Chiang, Cheng-Jung Yao, Wuu-Jyh Lin, Cheng-Liang Peng, Ming-Jium Shieh
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) targeted micelles loaded with IR-780 (Cetuximab/IR-780/micelles) for generating tumor targeting, multimodal images, and photothermal therapy (PTT). We initially studied the cellular uptake of these micelles using the HCT-116 and SW-620 cell lines. HCT-116 (high expression of EGFR) and SW-620 (low expression of EGFR) cell lines were used to examine biodistribution and antitumor effects of Cetuximab/IR-780/micelles...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445253/micro-rna-screening-and-prediction-model-construction-for-diagnosis-of-salt-sensitive-essential-hypertension
#2
Han Qi, Zheng Liu, Bin Liu, Han Cao, Weiping Sun, Yuxiang Yan, Ling Zhang
Commonly used tests for diagnosis of salt-sensitive hypertension (SSH) are complex and time-consuming, so new methods are required. Many studies have demonstrated roles for miRNAs in hypertension; however, the diagnostic value of miRNAs has yet to be determined for human SSH. In this study, we examined miRNA expression profiles by initial high-throughput miRNA sequencing of samples from patients with salt-sensitive and salt-resistant hypertension (SSH and SRH, respectively; n = 6, both groups), followed by validation by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in a larger cohort (n = 91)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444931/study-of-structure-dependent-chromatographic-behavior-of-glycopeptides-using-reversed-phase-nanolc
#3
Petr Kozlik, Radoslav Goldman, Miloslav Sanda
Analysis of glycosylation is challenging due to micro- and macro-heterogeneity of the protein attachment. A combination of liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry is one of the most powerful tools for glycopeptide analysis. In this work, we show the effect of various monosaccharide units on the retention time of glycopeptides. Retention behavior of several glycoforms of six peptides obtained from tryptic digest of haptoglobin, hemopexin and sex hormone binding globulin was studied on a reversed phase chromatographic column...
April 26, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440611/the-meningioma-1-mn1-gene-is-an-independent-poor-prognostic-factor-in-adult-egyptian-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients
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Roxan E Shafik, Naglaa M Hassan, Yomna M El Meligui, Hanan E Shafik
Aim: To determine the prognostic importance of meningioma 1 (MN1) gene expression levels in the context of other predictive markers for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cases. Methods: MN1 expression was measured in 85 newly diagnosed adults younger than 60 years by real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Results: At diagnosis 67.4% of cases had elevated MN1 expression, this being associated with a worse prognosis, higher incidence of lymphadenopathy and CD34 transcript expression (p=0.02 and <0...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439113/microrna-expression-profiling-defines-the-impact-of-electronic-cigarettes-on-human-airway-epithelial-cells
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Siva Kumar Solleti, Soumyaroop Bhattacharya, Ausaf Ahmad, Qian Wang, Jared Mereness, Tirumalai Rangasamy, Thomas J Mariani
While all forms of tobacco exposure have negative health effects, the significance of exposure to electronic cigarettes (eCig) is not fully understood. Here, we studied the global effects of eCig on the micro RNA (miRNA) transcriptome in human lung epithelial cells. Primary human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cells differentiated at air-liquid interface were exposed to eCig liquid. Exposure of NHBE to any eCig liquid resulted in the induction of oxidative stress-response genes including GCLM, GCLC, GPX2, NQO1 and HO-1...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437180/a-novel-drug-induced-hybrid-electrospun-pcl-cell-derived-ecm-scaffold-for-liver-tissue-engineering
#6
Rhiannon Grant, David Hay, Anthony Callanan
Liver transplant is the only treatment option for patients with end-stage liver failure, however there are too few donor livers available for transplant. Whole organ tissue engineering presents a potential solution to the problem of rapidly escalating donor liver shortages world-wide. A major challenge for liver tissue engineers is the creation of a hepatocyte micro-environment; a niche in which liver cells can survive and function optimally. While polymers and decellularized tissues pose an attractive option for scaffold manufacturing, neither alone has thus far proved sufficient...
February 24, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436142/cortisol-is-associated-with-low-frequency-of-interleukin-10-producing-b-cells-in-patients-with-atherosclerosis
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Yizhong Huo, Yan Chu, Lixin Guo, Linli Liu, Xiaojun Xia, Tierui Wang
It is accepted that inflammation plays a critical role in the development of atherosclerosis; the pathogenesis is not clear. B-cell-produced interleukin (IL) 10 is an immune regulatory cytokine that can inhibit immune inflammation. This study tests a hypothesis that a psychological stress hormone, cortisol, suppresses IL-10 expression in peripheral B cells of patients with atherosclerosis. Peripheral blood samples were collected from patients with coronary artery atherosclerosis. B cells were isolated from the blood samples to be analyzed for the expression of IL-10 and micro RNA (miR) 98 by real-time polymerase chain reaction...
April 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433936/sustained-viral-gene-delivery-from-a-micro-fibrous-elastomeric-cardiac-patch-to-the-ischemic-rat-heart
#8
Xinzhu Gu, Yasumoto Matsumura, Ying Tang, Souvik Roy, Richard Hoff, Bing Wang, William R Wagner
Biodegradable and elastomeric patches have been applied to the surface of infarcted hearts as temporary mechanical supports to effectively alter adverse left ventricular remodeling processes. In this report, recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV), known for its persistent transgene expression and low pathogenicity, was incorporated into elastomeric polyester urethane urea (PEUU) and polyester ether urethane urea (PEEUU) and processed by electrospinning into two formats (solid fibers and core-sheath fibers) designed to influence the controlled release behavior...
April 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433919/identification-of-differentially-expressed-mirnas-through-high-throughput-sequencing-in-the-chicken-lung-in-response-to-mycoplasma-gallisepticum-hs
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Yabo Zhao, Yue Hou, Kang Zhang, Bo Yuan, Xiuli Peng
Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) infects chickens, causes chronic respiratory diseases (CRD) and severely damages the poultry industry. It has been suggested that micro-ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) are involved in microbial pathogenesis. Here, we identified miRNAs that are associated with MG infection in chicken lungs at 3 and 10days post-infection by deep sequencing. Thirty-six down-regulated and 9 up-regulated miRNAs belonging to 31 miRNA families were detected at 3days post-infection, whereas 50 down-regulated and 18 up-regulated miRNAs belonging to 41 miRNA families were found at 10days post-infection...
April 12, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430345/healing-response-of-rat-pulp-treated-with-an-injectable-keratin-hydrogel
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Lavanya Ajay Sharma, Robert M Love, Mohammad A Ali, Ajay Sharma, Soraia Macari, Avadhoot Avadhani, George J Dias
BACKGROUND: Keratin has shown promising outcomes as a biomaterial due to its inherent bioactivity, biocompatibility and regenerative effects. The effect of keratin on repair and regeneration of dental tissues has never been studied before. Current therapies to treat pulp tissues involve its replacement with inert, synthetic materials that do not have a proper biological function, leading to failure and tooth loss. This study aimed to develop a biocompatible keratin hydrogel (KH) suitable for pulp therapies...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430101/synthetic-temperature-inducible-lethal-gene-circuits-in-escherichia-coli
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Stephanie C Pearce, Ralph L McWhinnie, Francis E Nano
Temperature sensitivity is often used as a way to attenuate micro-organisms to convert them into live vaccines. In this work, we explore the use of temperature-sensitive (TS) genetic circuits that express lethal genes as a widely applicable approach to TS attenuation. We tested different combinations of TS repressors and cognate promoters controlling the expression of genes encoding restriction endonucleases inserted at four different non-essential sites in the Escherichia coli chromosome. We found that the presence of the restriction endonuclease genes did not affect the viability of the host strains at the permissive temperature, but that expression of the genes at elevated temperatures killed the strains to varying extents...
April 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428249/crystal-structure-and-redox-properties-of-a-novel-cyanobacterial-heme-protein-with-a-his-cys-heme-axial-ligation-and-a-per-arnt-sim-pas-like-domain
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Taiki Motomura, Michihiro Suga, Rainer Hienerwadel, Akiko Nakagawa, Thanh-Lan Lai, Wolfgang Nitschke, Takahiro Kuma, Miwa Sugiura, Alain Boussac, Jain-Ren Shen
Photosystem II (PSII) catalyzes the light-induced water oxidation leading to the generation of dioxygen indispensable for sustaining aerobic life on Earth. The PSII reaction center is composed of D1 and D2 proteins encoded by the psbA and psbD genes, respectively. In cyanobacteria, different psbA genes are present in the genome. The thermophilic cyanobacterium Thermosynechococcus elongatus contains 3 psbA genes, psbA1, psbA2 and psbA3 and a new c-type heme protein, Tll0287, was found to be expressed in a strain expressing the psbA2 gene only, but the structure and function of Tll0287 are unknown...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428114/epigenetics-the-third-pillar-of-nitric-oxide-signaling
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Samantha Socco, Rhea C Bovee, Marianne B Palczewski, Jason R Hickok, Douglas D Thomas
Nitric oxide (NO), the endogenously produced free radical signaling molecule, is generally thought to function via its interactions with heme-containing proteins, such as soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC), or by the formation of protein adducts containing nitrogen oxide functional groups (such as S-nitrosothiols, 3-nitrotyrosine, and dinitrosyliron complexes). These two types of interactions result in a multitude of down-stream effects that regulate numerous functions in physiology and disease. Of the numerous purported NO signaling mechanisms, epigenetic regulation has gained considerable interest in recent years...
April 17, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426756/excessive-dietary-intake-of-vitamin-a-reduces-skull-bone-thickness-in-mice
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Thomas Lind, Caroline Öhman, Gabriela Calounova, Annica Rasmusson, Göran Andersson, Gunnar Pejler, Håkan Melhus
Calvarial thinning and skull bone defects have been reported in infants with hypervitaminosis A. These findings have also been described in humans, mice and zebrafish with loss-of-function mutations in the enzyme CYP26B1 that degrades retinoic acid (RA), the active metabolite of vitamin A, indicating that these effects are indeed caused by too high levels of vitamin A and that evolutionary conserved mechanisms are involved. To explore these mechanisms, we have fed young mice excessive doses of vitamin A for one week and then analyzed the skull bones using micro computed tomography, histomorphometry, histology and immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426184/alterations-in-mandibular-morphology-associated-with-glypican-1-and-glypican-3-gene-mutations
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M Mian, S Ranjitkar, G C Townsend, P J Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Glypican 1 (GPC1) and glypican 3 (GPC3) are bone co-regulators that act downstream in many of the signalling pathways associated with craniosynostosis. Morphometric data from GPC-knockout mice were analysed to determine whether elimination of GPC1 and GPC3 genes would alter mandibular morphology. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: The murine model included five male and five female mandibles in each of GPC1-knockout, GPC1/GPC3-knockout and wild-type (control) groups...
April 20, 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425921/plasma-micro-rna-alterations-appear-late-in-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Oskar Franklin, Pär Jonsson, Ola Billing, Erik Lundberg, Daniel Öhlund, Hanna Nyström, Christina Lundin, Henrik Antti, Malin Sund
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to study whether plasma microRNAs (miRNA) can be used for early detection of pancreatic cancer (PC) by analyzing prediagnostic plasma samples collected before a PC diagnosis. BACKGROUND: PC has a poor prognosis due to late presenting symptoms and early metastasis. Circulating miRNAs are altered in PC at diagnosis but have not been evaluated in a prediagnostic setting. METHODS: We first performed an initial screen using a panel of 372 miRNAs in a retrospective case-control cohort that included early-stage PC patients and healthy controls...
January 3, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424669/inferring-microbial-interactions-in-the-gut-of-the-hong-kong-whipping-frog-polypedates-megacephalus-and-a-validation-using-probiotics
#17
Francis Cheng-Hsuan Weng, Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, Chieh-Yin Weng, Yi-Ju Yang, Daryi Wang
The concerted activity of intestinal microbes is crucial to the health and development of their host organisms. Investigation of microbial interactions in the gut should deepen our understanding of how these micro-ecosystems function. Due to advances in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, various bioinformatic strategies have been proposed to investigate these microbial interactions. However, due to the complexity of the intestinal microbial community and difficulties in monitoring their interactions, at present there is a gap between the theory and biological application...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423625/inhibition-activity-of-a-disulfide-stabilized-diabody-against-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-in-lung-cancer
#18
Yaxiong Cai, Shuange Yao, Jiangchuan Zhong, Jinxia Zhang, Haowu Jiang, Yanrui Deng, Ning Deng
The over-expression of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) plays a crucial role in the development, invasion and metastasis of lung cancer. Therefore, neutralizing antibodies against bFGF may inhibit the growth of lung cancer. In this study, a Disulfide-stabilized diabody (ds-Diabody) against bFGF was constructed by site-directed mutation and overlap extension PCR (SOE-PCR) at the position of VH44 and VL100 in the scFv. The ds-Diabody was constructed and expressed in Pichia pastoris. We found that the ds-Diabody against bFGF could efficiently suppress the proliferation, migration and invasion of human lung cancer A549 cells in vitro...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422993/th17-micro-milieu-regulates-nlrp1-dependent-caspase-5-activity-in-skin-autoinflammation
#19
Stephanie Zwicker, Eva Hattinger, Daniela Bureik, Aleksandra Batycka-Baran, Andreas Schmidt, Peter-Arne Gerber, Simon Rothenfusser, Michel Gilliet, Thomas Ruzicka, Ronald Wolf
IL-1β is a potent player in cutaneous inflammation and central for the development of a Th17 micro-milieu in autoinflammatory diseases including psoriasis. Its production is controlled at the transcriptional level and by subsequent posttranslational processing via inflammatory caspases. In this study, we detected inflammatory caspase-5 active in epidermal keratinocytes and in psoriatic skin lesions. Further, interferon-γ and interleukin-17A synergistically induced caspase-5 expression in cultured keratinocytes, which was dependent on the antimicrobial peptide psoriasin (S100A7)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421181/mct1-in-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-monocarboxylate-metabolism-and-aggressive-breast-cancer
#20
Jennifer M Johnson, Paolo Cotzia, Roberto Fratamico, Lekha Mikkilineni, Jason Chen, Daniele Colombo, Mehri Mollaee, Diana Whitaker-Menezes, Marina Domingo-Vidal, Zhao Lin, Tingting Zhan, Madalina Tuluc, Juan Palazzo, Ruth C Birbe, Ubaldo E Martinez-Outschoorn
Introduction: Monocarboxylate transporter 1 (MCT1) is an importer of monocarboxylates such as lactate and pyruvate and a marker of mitochondrial metabolism. MCT1 is highly expressed in a subgroup of cancer cells to allow for catabolite uptake from the tumor microenvironment to support mitochondrial metabolism. We studied the protein expression of MCT1 in a broad group of breast invasive ductal carcinoma specimens to determine its association with breast cancer subtypes and outcomes. Methods: MCT1 expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry on tissue micro-arrays (TMA) obtained through our tumor bank...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
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