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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087881/role-of-stim2-in-cell-function-and-physiopathology
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Alejandro Berna-Erro, Isaac Jardin, Gines M Salido, Juan A Rosado
An endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-resident protein that regulates cytosolic and ER free-Ca(2+) concentration by induction of store-operated calcium entry. That is the original definition of STIM2 and its function. While its activity strongly depends on the amount of calcium stored in the ER, its function goes further to intracellular signalling and gene expression. Initially undercovered by the prominent function of STIM1, STIM2 became to be vital in mice, gradually emerging as an important player in the nervous system, and cooperating with STIM1 in the immune system...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087828/tdp-43-pathology-and-memory-impairment-in-elders-without-pathologic-diagnoses-of-ad-or-ftld
#2
Sukriti Nag, Lei Yu, Robert S Wilson, Er-Yun Chen, David A Bennett, Julie A Schneider
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) pathology with memory, other cognitive domains, and dementia in community-dwelling elders without pathologic diagnoses of Alzheimer disease (AD) or frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). METHODS: Of 1,058 autopsied participants, 343 (32.4%) did not have pathologic diagnoses of AD or FTLD. Diagnosis of dementia was based on clinical evaluation and cognitive performance tests, which were used to create summary measures of global cognition and of 5 cognitive domains...
January 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087596/a-meta-analysis-on-the-prognostic-significance-of-inferolateral-early-repolarization-pattern-in-brugada-syndrome
#3
Stamatis Georgopoulos, Konstantinos P Letsas, Tong Liu, Maria Kalafateli, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, Gerd Bürkle, Konstantinos Vlachos, Georgios Giannopoulos, Michael Efremidis, Spyridon Deftereos, Antonios Sideris, Masahiko Takagi, Gan-Xin Yan, Joachim R Ehrlich
AIMS: The early repolarization (ER) pattern has been linked to an increased risk for arrhythmic death in various clinical settings. There are limited and conflicting data regarding the prognostic significance of ER pattern in Brugada syndrome (BS). The aim of this meta-analysis was to provide a detailed analysis of the currently available studies regarding the arrhythmic risk in patients with BS and ER pattern. METHODS AND RESULTS: Current databases were searched until May 2015...
January 13, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087442/hydrogen-sulfide-protects-against-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-mitochondrial-injury-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells-and-ameliorates-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Daoliang Xu, Haiming Jin, Jianxia Wen, Jiaoxiang Chen, Deheng Chen, Ningyu Cai, Yongli Wang, Jianle Wang, Yu Chen, Xiaolei Zhang, Xiangyang Wang
It has been suggested that excessive apoptosis in intervertebral disc cells induced by inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin (IL)-1β, is related to the process of intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gaseous signaling molecule, has drawn attention for its anti-apoptosis role in various pathophysiological processes in degenerative diseases. To date, there has been no investigation of the correlation of H2S production and IVDD or of the effects of H2S on IL-1β-induced apoptosis in nucleus pulposus (NP) cells...
January 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087337/tunicamycin-impairs-olfactory-learning-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-olfactory-bulb
#5
Jia Tong, Fumino Okutani, Yoshihiro Murata, Mustuo Taniguchi, Toshiharu Namba, Yu-Jie Wang, Hideto Kaba
Tunicamycin (TM) induces endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and inhibits N-glycosylation in cells. ER stress is associated with neuronal death in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, and most patients complain of the impairment of olfactory recognition. Here we examined the effects of TM on aversive olfactory learning and the underlying synaptic plasticity in the main olfactory bulb (MOB). Behavioral experiments demonstrated that the intrabulbar infusion of TM disabled aversive olfactory learning without affecting short-term memory...
January 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087301/molecular-characterization-and-quantification-of-estrogen-receptors-in-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus
#6
Peng Hu, Zheng Meng, Yudong Jia
Estrogens regulate various reproductive processes via estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated signaling pathway in vertebrates. In this study, full-length sequences coding for ERα, ERβ1 and ERβ2 were isolated from female turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) by homology cloning and a strategy based on rapid amplification of cDNA end-polymerase chain reaction (RACE-PCR). The nucleotide and amino acid sequences of turbot ERs showed high homologies with the corresponding sequences of other fish species and significant homology with the Japaenese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) and the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)...
January 10, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087261/dna-aptamer-probes-for-detection-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-positive-carcinomas
#7
Arghya Sett, Bibhuti Bhusan Borthakur, Jagannath Dev Sharma, Amal Chandra Kataki, Utpal Bora
Estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) which is a ligand-activated transcription factor also known as NR3A1 (nuclear receptor subfamily 3, group A, member 1). It is an important biomarker for breast cancer metastasis. In the present study, we report a novel DNA aptamer candidate against estrogen receptor (ER) alpha structure. The enriched aptamer candidate was obtained after 14 iterative cycles of in vitro protein-SELEX process. Isothermal calorimetry study suggests the nanomolar sensitivity of the candidate ER_Apt1 to its target protein...
December 25, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087257/calcium-regulates-cell-death-in-cancer-roles-of-the-mitochondria-and-mitochondria-associated-membranes-mams
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REVIEW
Alberto Danese, Simone Patergnani, Massimo Bonora, Mariusz R Wieckowski, Maurizio Previati, Carlotta Giorgi, Paolo Pinton
Until 1972, the term 'apoptosis' was used to differentiate the programmed cell death that naturally occurs in organismal development from the acute tissue death referred to as necrosis. Many studies on cell death and programmed cell death have been published and most are, at least to some degree, related to cancer. Some key proteins and molecular pathways implicated in cell death have been analyzed, whereas others are still being actively researched; therefore, an increasing number of cellular compartments and organelles are being implicated in cell death and cancer...
January 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087079/the-stim-orai-coupling-interface-and-gating-of-the-orai1-channel
#9
REVIEW
Yandong Zhou, Xiangyu Cai, Robert M Nwokonko, Natalia A Loktionova, Youjun Wang, Donald L Gill
In virtually all cells, store-operated Ca(2+) entry signals are vital in controlling a spectrum of functions. The signals are mediated by STIM proteins in the ER and Orai channels in the PM which undergo a dynamic coupling process within discrete ER-PM junctional regions. This coupling is initiated by depletion of ER stored Ca(2+) triggering STIM proteins to undergo an intricate activation process. Thereafter, STIM proteins become trapped in the ER-PM junctions where they tether and gate PM Orai Ca(2+) channels...
January 8, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086984/deptor-not-only-a-mtor-inhibitor
#10
REVIEW
Valeria Catena, Maurizio Fanciulli
Deptor is an important protein that belongs to the mTORC1 and mTORC2 complexes, able to interact with mTOR and to inhibit its kinase activity. As a natural mTOR inhibitor, Deptor is involved in several molecular pathways, such as cell growth, apoptosis, autophagy and ER stress response. For this reason, Deptor seems to play an important role in controlling cellular homeostasis. Despite several recent insights characterizing Deptor functions and regulation, its complete role within cells has not yet been completely clarified...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081544/nomogram-to-predict-pathologic-complete-response-in-her2-positive-breast-cancer-treated-with-neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy
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Takeo Fujii, Takahiro Kogawa, Jimin Wu, Aysegul A Sahin, Dian D Liu, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Sharon H Giordano, Akshara Raghavendra, Rushmy K Murthy, Debu Tripathy, Yu Shen, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Naoto T Ueno
BACKGROUND: Pathologic complete response (pCR) is associated with improved survival outcomes in patients with HER2-positive primary breast cancer. We developed a nomogram to predict the probability of pCR rates by using oestrogen receptor (ER) expression, progesterone receptor (PR) expression and HER2/CEP17 ratio as continuous variables. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with stages I-III HER2-positive invasive breast cancer who had definitive surgery in 1999-2015 and received neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST)...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081308/exhaled-carbon-monoxide-is-a-marker-of-heavy-nicotine-dependence
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Elif Babaoğlu, Ayşegül Karalezli, Mükremin Er, Hatice Canan Hasanoğlu, Derya Öztuna
BACKGROUND/AIM: Exhaled CO level provides an objective measure of a patient's smoking status. The relationship between CO levels and nicotine dependence is controversial. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between exhaled CO levels and nicotine dependence as well as to demonstrate that exhaled CO levels may be used as a marker of nicotine dependence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred eighty-nine patients (132 females, 157 males) were included in the study...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081094/graphitic-c-sub-3-sub-n-sub-4-sub-as-a-new-saturable-absorber-for-the-mid-infrared-spectral-range
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Mingqi Fan, Tao Li, Guiqiu Li, Houyi Ma, Shengzhi Zhao, Kejian Yang, Christian Kränkel
The saturable absorption properties of few-layer graphitic carbon nitride (g-C<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub>) nanosheets near 3 μm were investigated. A stable Q-switched Er:Lu<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> laser at 2.84 μm was realized by using a home-made g-C<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub> saturable absorber (SA), generating a pulse duration of 351 ns and an average output power of 1.09 W at a repetition rate of 99 kHz, corresponding to a pulse energy of 11...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081081/compact-broadband-polarization-beam-splitter-using-a-symmetric-directional-coupler-with-sinusoidal-bends
#14
Fan Zhang, Han Yun, Yun Wang, Zeqin Lu, Lukas Chrostowski, Nicolas A F Jaeger
We design and demonstrate a compact broadband polarization beam splitter (PBS) using a symmetric directional coupler with sinusoidal bends on a silicon-on-insulator platform. The sinusoidal bends in our PBS suppress the power exchange between two parallel symmetric strip waveguides for the transverse-electric (TE) mode, while allowing for the maximum power transfer to the adjacent waveguide for the transverse-magnetic (TM) mode. Our PBS has a nominal coupler length of 8.55 μm, and it has an average extinction ratio (ER) of 12...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080030/chemoselective-enzymatic-c-h-bond-amination-catalyzed-by-a-cytochrome-p450-containing-an-ir-me-pix-cofactor
#15
Pawel Dydio, Hanna M Key, Hiroki Hayashi, Douglas S Clark, John F Hartwig
Cytochrome P450 enzymes have been engineered to catalyze abiological C-H bond amination reactions, but this abiological process is limited by the low chemoselectivity for the amination of C-H bonds over competing reduction of the substrate to a sulfonamide. Here we report that P450s derived from a thermophilic organism and containing an iridium porphyrin cofactor (Ir(Me)-PIX) in place of the heme catalyze C-H bond amination reactions with high chemoselectivity for intramolecular insertion of the resulting nitrenes into C-H bonds over reduction of the azide to the sulfonamide and with broader substrate scope than that of enzymes containing iron porphyrins...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079821/febuxostat-induced-agranulocytosis-in-an-end-stage-renal-disease-patient-a-case-report
#16
Xue Er Poh, Chien-Te Lee, Sung-Nan Pei
INTRODUCTION: Febuxostat, a nonpurine xanthine oxidase inhibitor, is approved as the first-line urate-lowering therapy in gout patients with normal renal function or mild to moderate renal impairment. The most common adverse effects of febuxostat are liver function test abnormalities, diarrhea, and skin rash. However, there is insufficient data in patients with severe renal impairment and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We report the first case, to our knowledge, in which agranulocytosis developed after febuxostat treatment in an ESRD patient...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079291/prognostic-value-of-pd-l1-in-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#17
Changjun Wang, Hanjiang Zhu, Yidong Zhou, Feng Mao, Yan Lin, Bo Pan, Xiaohui Zhang, Qianqian Xu, Xin Huang, Qiang Sun
Programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a promising therapeutic target for cancer immunotherapy. However, the correlation between PD-L1 and breast cancer survival remains unclear. Here, we present the first meta-analysis to investigate the prognostic value of PD-L1 in breast cancer. We searched Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases for relevant studies evaluating PD-L1 expression and breast cancer survival. Fixed- and random-effect meta-analyses were conducted based on heterogeneity of included studies...
January 12, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079144/igf-ir-cooperates-with-er%C3%AE-to-inhibit-breast-cancer-cell-aggressiveness-by-regulating-the-expression-and-localisation-of-ecm-molecules
#18
Nikolaos A Afratis, Panagiotis Bouris, Spyros S Skandalis, Hinke A Multhaupt, John R Couchman, Achilleas D Theocharis, Nikos K Karamanos
IGF-IR is highly associated with the behaviour of breast cancer cells. In ERα-positive breast cancer, IGF-IR is present at high levels. In clinical practice, prolonged treatment with anti-estrogen agents results in resistance to the therapy with activation of alternative signaling pathways. Receptor Tyrosine Kinases, and especially IGF-IR, have crucial roles in these processes. Here, we report a nodal role of IGF-IR in the regulation of ERα-positive breast cancer cell aggressiveness and the regulation of expression levels of several extracellular matrix molecules...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079028/observation-of-ultrasharp-metamagnetic-jumps-in-polycrystalline-er2cu2o5
#19
Anupam Banerjee, Jhuma Sannigrahi, Saurav Giri, Subham Majumdar
The observation of ultrasharp metamagnetic jumps in the field variation of magnetization ($M$ versus $H$) data of the highly insulating metal oxide Er$_2$Cu$_2$O$_5$ is investigated. The compound orders antiferromagnetically below about $T_{N1}$ = 28 K and shows conventional `not-so-sharp' metamagnetism around 13 kOe on the field increasing leg in the polycrystalline sample. The uniqueness of the ultrasharp jumps in Er$_2$Cu$_2$O$_5$ is that it is only observed in the field decreasing segment of the magnetization curve...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079011/molecular-mechanisms-of-anticancer-effects-of-phytoestrogens-in-breast-cancer
#20
Chia-Jung Hsieh, Ya-Ling Hsu, Ya-Fang Huang, Eing-Mei Tsai
Phytoestrogens derived from plants exert estrogenic as well as antiestrogenic effects and multiple actions within breast cancer cells. Chemopreventive properties of phytoestrogens have emerged from epidemiological observations. In recent clinical research studies, phytoestrogens are safe and may even protect against breast cancer. In this brief review, the molecular mechanisms of phytoestrogens on regulation of cell cycle, apoptosis, estrogen receptors, cell signaling pathways, and epigenetic modulations in relation to breast cancer are discussed...
January 11, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
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