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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645054/computational-analysis-of-the-toxcast-estrogen-receptor-agonist-assays-to-predict-vitellogenin-induction-by-chemicals-in-male-fish
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David A Dreier, Nancy D Denslow, Christopher J Martyniuk
Endocrine disruptors, especially estrogen receptor (ER) agonists, have received considerable research attention. While there are several mechanistic endpoints for ER agonism in the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program, there have been growing efforts to develop high-throughput screening assays and computational models to reduce testing cost, time, and animal use. For example, there are 16 ER agonist assays and an integrated computational model in ToxCast. In the present study, we examined the relationship between ToxCast ER agonist assays and model activity to male vitellogenin induction in the Fish-Short Term Reproduction Assay...
June 13, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644927/testing-an-integrative-model-of-affect-regulation-and-avoidance-in-non-suicidal-self-injury-and-disordered-eating
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Nicholas L Anderson, Kathryn E Smith, Tyler B Mason, Janis H Crowther
This research tested a model that integrates risk factors among NSSI and eating disorder (ED) behaviors to elucidate possible shared and unique mechanisms underlying both behaviors. Emotional distress, limited access to emotion regulation (ER) strategies, avoidance, and NSSI/ED frequency were examined in a sample of 230 female undergraduates. Structural equation modeling indicated that emotional distress had direct and positive associations with limited access to ER strategies and avoidance, and limited access to ER strategies mediated the relationship between emotional distress and avoidance...
June 23, 2017: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644608/targeting-cpg-adjuvant-to-lymph-node-via-dextran-conjugate-enhances-anti-tumor-immunotherapy
#3
Weidong Zhang, Myunggi An, Jingchao Xi, Haipeng Liu
Nucleic acids based adjuvants recognized by Toll-like receptors (TLR) are potent immune system stimulants that can augment the anti-tumor immune responses in an antigen-specific manner. However, their clinical uses as vaccine adjuvants are limited primarily due to lack of accumulation in the lymph nodes, the anatomic sites where the immune responses are initiated. Here, we showed that chemical conjugation of type B CpG DNA, a TLR9 agonist to dextran polymer dramatically enhanced CpG's lymph node accumulation in mice...
June 23, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644496/the-role-of-soybean-extracts-and-isoflavones-in-hormone-dependent-breast-cancer-aromatase-activity-and-biological-effects
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Cristina Amaral, Maria Regina T Toloi, Luis Daniel Vasconcelos, Maria José V Fonseca, Georgina Correia-da-Silva, Natércia Teixeira
Estrogen receptor-positive (ER(+)) breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Nowadays, the relationship between soya diet and breast cancer is controversial due to the unknown role of its isoflavones, genistein (G) and daidzein (D). In this work, we investigated not only the anti-tumor properties of a soybean extract (NBSE) but also whether the biotransformation of extract (BSE) by the fungus Aspergillus awamori increased its effectiveness. The BSE showed a stronger anti-aromatase activity and anti-proliferative efficacy in ER(+) aromatase-overexpressing breast cancer cells...
June 23, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644439/activation-of-cell-surface-grp78-decreases-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-neuronal-death
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Morgane Louessard, Isabelle Bardou, Eloïse Lemarchand, Audrey M Thiebaut, Jérôme Parcq, Jérôme Leprince, Anne Terrisse, Valérie Carraro, Pierre Fafournoux, Alain Bruhat, Cyrille Orset, Denis Vivien, Carine Ali, Benoit D Roussel
The unfolded protein response (UPR) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) -related stress conserved pathway that aims to protect cells from being overwhelmed. However, when prolonged, UPR activation converts to a death signal, which relies on its PERK-eIF2α branch. Overactivation of the UPR has been implicated in many neurological diseases, including cerebral ischaemia. Here, by using an in vivo thromboembolic model of stroke on transgenic ER stress-reporter mice and neuronal in vitro models of ischaemia, we demonstrate that ischaemic stress leads to the deleterious activation of the PERK branch of the UPR...
June 23, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643892/calcitriol-exerts-an-anti-tumor-effect-in-osteosarcoma-by-inducing-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-er-stress-response
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Takatsune Shimizu, Walied A Kamel, Sayaka Yamaguchi-Iwai, Yumi Fukuchi, Akihiro Muto, Hideyuki Saya
Osteosarcoma is the most common type of primary bone tumor, and novel therapeutic approaches for this disease are urgently required. To identify effective agents, we screened a panel of FDA-approved drugs in AXT cells, our newly established mouse osteosarcoma line, and identified calcitriol as a candidate compound with therapeutic efficacy for this disease. Calcitriol inhibited cell proliferation in AXT cells by blocking cell cycle progression. From a mechanistic standpoint, calcitriol induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, which was potentially responsible for downregulation of cyclin D1, activation of p38 MAPK, and intracellular production of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
June 23, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643832/metasurface-integrated-high-energy-efficient-and-high-linearly-polarized-ingan-gan-light-emitting-diode
#7
Miao Wang, Fuyang Xu, Yu Lin, Bing Cao, Linghua Chen, Chinhua Wang, Jianfeng Wang, Ke Xu
We proposed and demonstrated an integrated high energy efficient and high linearly polarized InGaN/GaN green LED grown on (0001) oriented sapphire with combined metasurface polarizing converter and polarizer system. It is different from those conventional polarized light emissions generated with plasmonic metallic grating in which at least 50% high energy loss occurs inherently due to high reflection of the transverse electric (TE) component of an electric field. A reflecting metasurface, with a two dimensional elliptic metal cylinder array (EMCA) that functions as a half-wave plate, was integrated at the bottom of a LED such that the back-reflected TE component, that is otherwise lost by a dielectric/metal bi-layered wire grids (DMBiWG) polarizer on the top emitting surface of the LED, can be converted to desired transverse magnetic (TM) polarized emission after reflecting from the metasurface...
June 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643023/variable-aromatase-inhibitor-plasma-concentrations-do-not-correlate-with-circulating-estrogen-concentrations-in-post-menopausal-breast-cancer-patients
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Daniel L Hertz, Kelly A Speth, Kelley M Kidwell, Christina L Gersch, Zeruesenay Desta, Anna Maria Storniolo, Vered Stearns, Todd C Skaar, Daniel F Hayes, N Lynn Henry, James M Rae
PURPOSE: The aromatase inhibitors (AI) exemestane (EXE), letrozole (LET), and anastrozole suppress estrogen biosynthesis, and are effective treatments for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. Prior work suggests that anastrozole blood concentrations are associated with the magnitude of estrogen suppression. The objective of this study was to determine whether the magnitude of estrogen suppression, as determined by plasma estradiol (E2) concentrations, in EXE or LET treated patients is associated with plasma AI concentrations...
June 22, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643022/androgen-receptor-expression-and-breast-cancer-mortality-in-a-population-based-prospective-cohort
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Karin Elebro, Pär-Ola Bendahl, Helena Jernström, Signe Borgquist
PURPOSE: The increase in clinical trials with androgen receptor (AR)-targeting drugs emphasizes the need of clarifying the role of AR expression in different breast cancer subtypes. AR confers good prognosis in estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer, but its role in ER-negative (ER-) breast cancer is unclear. The aim of this study was to elaborate on previous findings of a differential prognostic role for AR depending on ER status, using breast cancer mortality (BCM) as endpoint, in a population-based cohort from the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study...
June 22, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643021/the-effect-of-14-3-3%C3%AE-expression-on-tamoxifen-resistance-and-breast-cancer-recurrence-a-danish-population-based-study
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Jake E Thistle, Ylva Hellberg, Kristina Mortensen, Stephen Hamilton-Dutoit, Anders Kjærsgaard, Deirdre Cronin-Fenton, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Timothy L Lash
PURPOSE: Overexpression of 14-3-3ζ has been linked to breast cancer recurrence in several studies, including studies assessing its effect on tamoxifen resistance. The study was performed to estimate the effect of 14-3-3ζ and differentiate potential prognostic or predictive utility. METHODS: A case-control study, nested in a population of 11,251 females residing on the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark, was performed. Participants were aged 35-69, diagnosed with stage I, II, or III breast cancer between 1985 and 2001, and registered with the Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group...
June 22, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642969/diverse-metabolic-effects-of-o-glcnacylation-in-the-pancreas-but-limited-effects-in-insulin-sensitive-organs-in-mice
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Shogo Ida, Katsutaro Morino, Osamu Sekine, Natsuko Ohashi, Shinji Kume, Tokuhiro Chano, Kanako Iwasaki, Norio Harada, Nobuya Inagaki, Satoshi Ugi, Hiroshi Maegawa
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: O-GlcNAcylation is characterised by the addition of N-acetylglucosamine to various proteins by O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) and serves in sensing intracellular nutrients by modulating various cellular processes. Although it has been speculated that O-GlcNAcylation is associated with glucose metabolism, its exact role in whole body glucose metabolism has not been fully elucidated. Here, we investigated whether loss of O-GlcNAcylation globally and in specific organs affected glucose metabolism in mammals under physiological conditions...
June 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642850/transcriptional-network-controlling-endochondral-ossification
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Kenji Hata, Yoshifumi Takahata, Tomohiko Murakami, Riko Nishimura
Endochondral ossification is the fundamental process of skeletal development in vertebrates. Chondrocytes undergo sequential steps of differentiation, including mesenchymal condensation, proliferation, hypertrophy, and mineralization. These steps, which are required for the morphological and functional changes in differentiating chondrocytes, are strictly regulated by a complex transcriptional network. Biochemical and mice genetic studies identified chondrogenic transcription factors critical for endochondral ossification...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642847/heat-labile-enterotoxin-induced-perk-chop-pathway-activation-causes-intestinal-epithelial-cell-apoptosis
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Xi Lu, Chunmeng Li, Congcong Li, Pengcheng Li, Enqing Fu, Yonghong Xie, Faguang Jin
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is a leading cause of diarrhea among children and travelers in developing countries, and heat-labile enterotoxin (LT) is one of the most important virulence factors. The pathogenesis of and virulence factors associated with ETEC have been well-characterized; however, the extent to which ETEC damages host cells remains unclear. In this study, we found that LT could induce decreases in intestinal epithelial cell viability and induce apoptosis in a dose- and time- dependent manner in both HCT-8 and Caco-2 cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642246/modulation-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-controls-cd4-t-cell-activation-and-anti-tumor-function
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Jessica E Thaxton, Caroline Wallace, Brian Riesenberg, Yongliang Zhang, Chrystal Paulos, Craig Beeson, Bei Liu, Zihai Li
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is an energy-sensing organelle with intimate ties to programming cell activation and metabolic fate. T-cell receptor (TCR) activation represents a form of acute cell stress and induces mobilization of ER Ca(2+) stores. The role of the ER in programming T-cell activation and metabolic fate remains largely undefined. Gp96 is an ER protein with functions as a molecular chaperone and Ca(2+) buffering protein. We hypothesized that the ER stress response may be important for CD4(+) T-cell activation and that gp96 may be integral to this process...
June 22, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642035/improving-the-efficacy-of-hormone-therapy-in-breast-cancer-the-role-ofcholesterol-metabolism-in-serm-mediated-autophagy-cell-differentiation-and-death
#15
REVIEW
Julie Leignadier, Florence Dalenc, Marc Poirot, Sandrine Silvente-Poirot
Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most common female cancers in the world, with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive BC the most frequent subtype. Tamoxifen (Tam) is an effective drug that competitively binds to the ER and is routinely used for the treatment of ER-positive BC. However, a number of ER-positive BC do not respond to Tam treatment and acquired resistance is often observed, constituting a major challenge for extending patient life expectancy. The mechanisms responsible for these treatment failures remain unclear, indicating the requirement for other targets and better predictors for patient response to Tam...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641518/grp78-influences-chemoresistance-and-prognosis-in-cancer
#16
Jenifer B Gifford, Reginald Hill
Resistance to therapy is a major hindrance to patient survival in cancer, underscoring a critical need to elucidate the underlying mechanisms responsible for chemoresistance. Research has demonstrated that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress plays a significant role in allowing cells to survive conditions that would normally elicit cell death. Specifically, elevated expression of GRP78, the master regulator of the unfolded protein response (UPR), has been shown to induce chemoresistance and serves as a indictor of poor prognosis in patients...
June 15, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641315/sequential-vs-concurrent-epirubicin-and-docetaxel-as-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-high-risk-node-negative-early-breast-cancer-an-interim-analysis-of-a-randomised-phase-iii-study-from-the-hellenic-oncology-research-group
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Dimitrios Mavroudis, Emmanouil Saloustros, Ioannis Boukovinas, Pavlos Papakotoulas, Stylianos Kakolyris, Nikolaos Ziras, Charalampos Christophylakis, Nikolaos Kentepozidis, Georgios Fountzilas, Georgios Rigas, Ioannis Varthalitis, Konstantinos Kalbakis, Sofia Agelaki, Dora Hatzidaki, Vasilios Georgoulias
BACKGROUND: Sequential anthracyclines and taxanes are standard adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with high-risk axillary node-positive breast cancer. We compared a sequential to a concurrent regimen in high-risk node-negative early breast cancer. METHODS: Patients were eligible if they had tumours >2 cm or T1c with two of the following characteristics: no oestrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) expression, histological grade III, Ki67 >40% and vascular, lymphovascular or perineural invasion...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641278/astragaloside-iv-alleviates-heat-induced-inflammation-by-inhibiting-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-autophagy
#18
Zhiwei Dong, Jian Zhou, Ying Zhang, Yajie Chen, Zichen Yang, Guangtao Huang, Yu Chen, Zhiqiang Yuan, Yizhi Peng, Tongtong Cao
BACKGROUND: Thermal injury is the main cause of pulmonary disease in stroke after burn and can be life threatening. Heat-induced inflammation is an important factor that triggers a series of induces pathological changes. However, this mechanism underlying heat-induced inflammation in thermal inhalation injury remains unclear. Studies have revealed that astragaloside-IV (AS-IV), a natural compound extracted from Astragalus membranaceus, has protective effects in inflammatory diseases. Here, we investigated whether the protective effects of AS-IV occur because of the suppression of heat-induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and excessive autophagy Methods: AS-IV was administered to Wistar rats after thermal inhalation injury and 16HBE140-cells were treated with AS-IV...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641223/paternal-bisphenol-a-diet-changes-prefrontal-cortex-proteome-and-provokes-behavioral-dysfunction-in-male-offspring
#19
Guangying Luo, Ruifen Wei, Shaolin Wang, Jundong Wang
Relatively little attention has been given paternal effects on next generation. Given that Bisphenol A (BPA), a ubiquitous compound in maternal diet, may disrupt brain development and behavior, we hypothesized that paternal BPA diet (PBD) could affect offspring development. Prefrontal cortex (PFC), a vital brain region, is involved in emotion and social behavior. To test whether PBD could alter developing PFC, we carried out a proteomics approach for PFC in male juvenile offspring that responded to PBD (50 mg BPA/kg diet)...
June 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641206/efficacy-of-surgical-laser-therapy-in-the-management-of-oral-pigmented-lesions-a-systematic-review
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Tariq Abduljabbar, Fahim Vohra, Zohaib Akram, Siti Mariam Ab Ghani, Nawwaf Al-Hamoudi, Fawad Javed
BACKGROUND: Oral pigmentation, especially in the gingiva poses esthetic problems. Laser therapy has been widely used for cosmetic therapy in dentistry. The aim of the present study was to systematically review the efficacy of surgical laser therapy (SLT) in the management of oral pigmented lesions (OPL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The addressed focused question was "Is SLT effective in the management of OPL?" Databases (MEDLINE via PubMed; EMBASE; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register databases) were searched from 1970 up to and including February 2017...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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