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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725181/impact-of-proestrus-on-gene-expression-in-the-medial-preoptic-area-of-mice
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Csaba Vastagh, Zsolt Liposits
The antero-ventral periventricular zone (AVPV) and medial preoptic area (MPOA) have been recognized as gonadal hormone receptive regions of the rodent brain that-via wiring to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons-contribute to orchestration of the preovulatory GnRH surge. We hypothesized that neural genes regulating the induction of GnRH surge show altered expression in proestrus. Therefore, we compared the expression of 48 genes obtained from intact proestrous and metestrous mice, respectively, by quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) method...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680430/human-alpha-galactosidases-transiently-produced-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-leaves-new-insights-in-substrate-specificities-with-relevance-for-fabry-disease
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Kassiani Kytidou, Thomas J M Beenakker, Lotte B Westerhof, Cornelis H Hokke, Geri F Moolenaar, Nora Goosen, Mina Mirzaian, Maria J Ferraz, Mark de Geus, Wouter W Kallemeijn, Herman S Overkleeft, Rolf G Boot, Arjen Schots, Dirk Bosch, Johannes M F G Aerts
Deficiency of α-galactosidase A (α-GAL) causes Fabry disease (FD), an X-linked storage disease of the glycosphingolipid globtriaosylcerammide (Gb3) in lysosomes of various cells and elevated plasma globotriaosylsphingosine (Lyso-Gb3) toxic for podocytes and nociceptive neurons. Enzyme replacement therapy is used to treat the disease, but clinical efficacy is limited in many male FD patients due to development of neutralizing antibodies (Ab). Therapeutic use of modified lysosomal α-N-acetyl-galactosaminidase (α-NAGAL) with increased α-galactosidase activity (α-NAGAL(EL)) has therefore been suggested...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670695/meat-allergy-associated-with-%C3%AE-gal-closing-diagnostic-gaps-by-anti-%C3%AE-gal-ige-immune-profiling
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U Jappe, S Minge, B Kreft, A Ludwig, B Przybilla, A Walker, R Varga, P Seidel, T Biedermann, W Anemüller, A Kromminga, F Ruëff, H Merk, N Wagner, R Treudler, M Worm, I Waldmann, J Saloga, W M Becker, T Goldmann, T A Platts-Mills, A Homann
BACKGROUND: Glycoproteins and glycolipids of some mammalian species contain the disaccharide galactosyl-α-(1,3)-galactose (α-Gal). It is known that α-Gal is immunogenic in humans and causes glycan-specific IgG and also IgE responses with clinical relevance. α-Gal is part of the IgE-reactive monoclonal therapeutic antibody cetuximab and is associated with delayed anaphylaxis to red meat. In this study, different alpha-Gal-containing analytes are examined in singleplex and multiplex assays to resolve individual sensitization patterns with IgE against α-Gal...
July 3, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662189/affective-and-cognitive-behavior-in-the-alpha-galactosidase-a-deficient-mouse-model-of-fabry-disease
#4
Lukas Hofmann, Franziska Karl, Claudia Sommer, Nurcan Üçeyler
Fabry disease is an X-linked inherited lysosomal storage disorder with intracellular accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) due to α-galactosidase A (α-Gal A) deficiency. Fabry patients frequently report of anxiety, depression, and impaired cognitive function. We characterized affective and cognitive phenotype of male mice with α-Gal A deficiency (Fabry KO) and compared results with those of age-matched male wildtype (WT) littermates. Young (3 months) and old (≥ 18 months) mice were tested in the naïve state and after i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594379/anti-inflammatory-activities-and-liver-protection-of-alisol-f-and-25-anhydroalisol-f-through-the-inhibition-of-mapk-stat3-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#5
Xiaoxu Bi, Pu Wang, Qingjuan Ma, Li Han, Xingbo Wang, Yu Mu, Peipei Guan, Xiaodan Qu, Zhanyou Wang, Xueshi Huang
Alisol F and 25-anhydroalisol F isolated from Alisma orientale, were proved to exhibit anti-inflammatory potential in our previous work. In the current study, the anti-inflammatory effects and action mechanisms of alisol F and 25-anhydroalisol F were investigated in vitro. Moreover, the pharmacological effects of alisol F in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/d-galactosamine (d-gal)-induced acute liver-injured mice were evaluated. The results demonstrated that alisol F and 25-anhydroalisol F could suppress LPS-induced production of nitric oxide (NO), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and interleukin-1β (IL-1β), as well as inhibit the mRNA and protein levels of inducible nitric oxide (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)...
June 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561817/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-attenuates-cerebral-cortex-damage-and-promotes-brain-regeneration-in-acrylamide-treated-rats
#6
Yin He, Dehong Tan, Yan Mi, Qian Zhou, Shujuan Ji
Acrylamide (ACR) is a neurotoxic industrial chemical intermediate, which is also present in food and water. We investigated the neuroprotective effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the most abundant polyphenol in green tea, on ACR-treated rat brain. Rats were pre-treated with EGCG for 4 d and then administered ACR and EGCG for 14 d. EGCG increased acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and the rate of Nissl-positive cells in ACR-treated rats. Senescence-associated β-galactosidase (SA-β-gal) staining indicated that EGCG attenuated ACR-induced senescence...
May 31, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497612/accurate-assessment-of-alpha-gal-syndrome-using-cetuximab-and-bovine-thyroglobulin-specific-ige
#7
Da Woon Sim, Jong Sun Lee, Kyung Hee Park, Kyoung Yong Jeong, Young-Min Ye, Jae-Hyun Lee, Jung-Won Park
SCOPE: IgE against galactose-α-1,3-galactose (α-Gal) causes alpha-gal syndrome. Bovine thyroglobulin (BTG) and cetuximab share this epitope. We aimed to determine the utility of specific IgE (sIgE) against cetuximab as compared to BTG for diagnosing alpha-gal syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve patients with alpha-gal syndrome, 11 patients with immediate beef or pork allergy, 18 asymptomatic individuals with meat sensitization, and 10 non-atopic subjects were enrolled...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472605/total-flavonoid-extract-from-abelmoschus-manihot-l-medic-flowers-attenuates-d-galactose-induced-oxidative-stress-in-mouse-liver-through-the-nrf2-pathway
#8
Yan Qiu, Peng-Fei Ai, Jian-Jun Song, Chang Liu, Zhi-Wei Li
Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medic is an edible hibiscus that is rich in flavonoids, and its use as Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of diseases and health maintenance dates back to ancient times. The chemical compositions of total flavonoid of A. manihot (L.) Medic flower extract (TFAE) were identified and determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The effects of TFAE on antioxidative activities in a d-galactose (d-gal)-induced mouse model and Nrf2-mediated antioxidant responses were evaluated...
June 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472163/covalent-decoration-of-adenovirus-vector-capsids-with-the-carbohydrate-epitope-%C3%AE-gal-does-not-improve-vector-immunogenicity-but-allows-to-study-the-in-vivo-fate-of-adenovirus-immunocomplexes
#9
Ramona F Kratzer, Sigrid Espenlaub, Andrea Hoffmeister, Matthias W Kron, Florian Kreppel
Adenovirus-based vectors are promising tools for genetic vaccination. However, several obstacles have to be overcome prior to a routine clinical application of adenovirus-based vectors as efficacious vectored vaccines. The linear trisaccharide epitope αGal (alpha-Gal) with the carbohydrate sequence galactose-α-1,3-galactosyl-β-1,4-N-acetylglucosamine has been described as a potent adjuvant for recombinant or attenuated vaccines. Humans and α-1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout mice do not express this epitope...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447914/diagnosis-of-life-threatening-alpha-gal-food-allergy-appears-to-be-patient-driven
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Mary Grace Flaherty, Samantha Jan Kaplan, Maya R Jerath
OBJECTIVE: Patients exhibiting life-threatening symptoms associated with the alpha-gal food allergy (delayed urticaria or anaphylaxis due to mammalian meat) are frequently undiagnosed, causing unnecessary emergency department (ED) and health care visits, and extensive pain and suffering. This study aimed to determine the path to diagnosis experienced by alpha-gal patients. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted from March to June 2016 with a chronological systematic sample of approximately 10% of patients diagnosed with alpha-gal and treated by the University of North Carolina Allergy and Immunology Clinic (n = 28)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380688/fabrication-and-characterization-of-a-decellularized-bovine-tendon-sheet-for-tendon-reconstruction
#11
Liang-Ju Ning, Yan-Lin Jiang, Cheng-Hao Zhang, Yi Zhang, Jie-Liang Yang, Jing Cui, Yan-Jing Zhang, Xuan Yao, Jing-Cong Luo, Ting-Wu Qin
Obtaining a performing decellularized tendon scaffold with proper dimensions and adequate availability is highly desirable. However, the combined study of complete decellularization and detailed characterization of native tendon extracellular matrix (ECM) from large animals is still lacking. In the present study, we developed a new decellularization protocol, including physical methods and enzymatic solutions for processing bovine Achilles tendons, and produced a decellularized bovine tendon sheet (DBTS) scaffold for tendon reconstruction...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360401/mutational-analysis-of-the-gla-gene-in-mexican-families-with-fabry-disease
#12
Bianca Ethel Gutiérrez-Amavizca, Andreas Gal, Rocío Ortíz-Orozco, Ulrich Orth, Ernesto Prado Montes De Oca, Jaime Paul Gutiérrez-Amavizca, Luis E Figuera
Fabry disease (FD) is a lysosomal storage disorder, which develops due to a deficiency in the hydrolytic enzyme, α-galactosidase A (α-Gal A). Alpha-Gal A hydrolyzes glycosphingolipid globotriaosylceramide (Gb3), and an α-Gal A deficiency leads to Gb3 accumulation in tissues and cells in the body. This pathology is likely to involve multiple systems, but it is generally considered to affect primarily vascular endothelium. In this study, we investigated mutations in the GLA gene, which encodes α-Gal A, in Mexican families with FD...
March 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294930/-the-alpha-gal-syndrome-an-allergic-reaction-to-mammalian-meat-secondary-to-a-tick-bite
#13
M A Berends, J N G Oude Elberink
Here we present the case of a 68-year-old patient with alpha-gal syndrome. This is a delayed-onset allergic reaction, characteristically occurring 2-6 hours after ingestion of mammalian meat products. The reaction occurs because the patient has developed IgE antibodies to a mammalian oligosaccharide epitope, galactose-α-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal); tick bites induce this IgE antibody response. Presentation varies from chronic urticaria to life-threatening anaphylaxis. The alpha-gal syndrome is usually self-limiting as long as there are no new tick bites...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283366/the-frequency-of-fabry-disease-among-young-cryptogenic-stroke-patients-in-the-city-of-sakarya
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Aslı Aksoy Gündoğdu, Dilcan Kotan, Murat Alemdar
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease (FD) is known as a rare cause of stroke. Recent studies suggested that FD is an underdiagnosed entity among young stroke patients. We aimed to investigate the frequency of FD in young cryptogenic stroke patients who lived in the City of Sakarya and to define the clinical features that help in recognizing patients with FD. METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke patients aged 18-55 years who were admitted to our hospital between October 2013 and September 2016 were evaluated for inclusion...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273338/prevalence-of-type-i-sensitization-to-alpha-gal-in-forest-service-employees-and-hunters
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Jörg Fischer, Elena Lupberger, Johanna Hebsaker, Gunnar Blumenstock, Elisabeth Aichinger, Amir S Yazdi, Doris Reick, Rainer Oehme, Tilo Biedermann
BACKGROUND: The production of IgE molecules specific to the carbohydrate galactose-α-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal) is known to induce delayed anaphylaxis against mammalian meat. Tick bites constitute the primary sensitization source, as ticks transfer alpha-gal in their saliva to a host during a bite. The reported prevalence of alpha-gal-specific IgE (alpha-gal-sIgE) positivity varies between different populations from diverse geographic regions. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of alpha-gal-sIgE positivity in a population of forest service employees who are highly exposed to ticks in comparison with a residential population and a historic sample...
March 8, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238108/enhanced-vascular-biocompatibility-of-decellularized-xeno-allogeneic-matrices-in-a-rodent-model
#16
M van Steenberghe, T Schubert, Y Guiot, C Bouzin, X Bollen, P Gianello
Glutaraldehyde preservation is the gold standard for cardiovascular biological prosthesis. However, secondary calcifications and the absence of tissue growth remain major limitations. Our study assessed in vitro and in vivo the biocompatibility of human (fascia lata, pericardium) and porcine tissues (pericardium, peritoneum) treated with a physicochemical procedure for decellularization and non-conventional pathogens inactivation. Biopsies were performed before and after treatment to assess decellularization (HE/Dapi staining/DNA quantification/MHC I/alpha gal immunostaining) and mechanical integrity...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231240/galectin-3-histone-deacetylases-and-hedgehog-signaling-possible-convergent-targets-in-schistosomiasis-induced-liver-fibrosis
#17
REVIEW
Felipe Leite de Oliveira, Katia Carneiro, José Marques Brito, Mariana Cabanel, Jonathas Xavier Pereira, Ligia de Almeida Paiva, Wingkin Syn, Neil C Henderson, Marcia Cury El-Cheikh
Schistosomiasis affects approximately 240 million people in the world. Schistosoma mansoni eggs in the liver induce periportal fibrosis and hepatic failure driven by monocyte recruitment and macrophage activation, resulting in robust Th2 response. Here, we suggested a possible involvement of Galectin-3 (Gal-3), histone deacetylases (HDACs), and Hedgehog (Hh) signaling with macrophage activation during Th1/Th2 immune responses, fibrogranuloma reaction, and tissue repair during schistosomiasis. Gal-3 is highly expressed by liver macrophages (Kupffer cells) around Schistosoma eggs...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224342/galactose-%C3%AE-1-3-galactose-atypical-food-allergen-or-model-ige-hypersensitivity
#18
REVIEW
Jeffrey M Wilson, Alexander J Schuyler, Nikhila Schroeder, Thomas A E Platts-Mills
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Galactose-α-1,3-galactose (α-gal) is a carbohydrate allergen with several unique characteristics. In this article, we discuss some recent advances in our understanding of the 'alpha-gal syndrome,' highlight data supporting the role of ticks in pathogenesis, and speculate on immune mechanisms that lead to sensitization. RECENT FINDINGS: First described as the target of IgE in individuals suffering immediate hypersensitivity reactions to the novel anti-EGF monoclonal antibody cetuximab, it is now clear that α-gal sensitization is associated with mammalian meat allergy as well as reactions to other mammalian products...
January 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124083/-alpha-gal-in-therapeutics-more-relevant-than-thought
#19
B Wedi
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January 25, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079752/changes-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-gene-expression-in-response-to-spinal-cord-stimulation
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Dana M Tilley, David L Cedeño, Courtney A Kelley, Margaret DeMaegd, Ramsin Benyamin, Ricardo Vallejo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been shown to influence pain-related genes in the spinal cord directly under the stimulating electrodes. There is limited information regarding changes occurring at the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). This study evaluates gene expression in the DRG in response to SCS therapy. METHODS: Rats were randomized into experimental or control groups (n = 6 per group). Experimental animals underwent spared-nerve injury, implantation of lead, and continuous SCS (72 hours)...
March 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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