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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724268/efficient-expansion-of-sall4-transduced-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-cd133-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Majid Mossahebi-Mohammadi, Amir Atashi, Saeid Kaviani, Masoud Soleimani
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) were characterized by self-renewal and multilineage potential. Umbilical cord blood-derived (UCB) as an alternative source of HSCs is widely used especially in children for stem cells transplant (SCT). The main limitation in using UCB for transplantation especially in adults is low cell dose. To overcome this limitation besides using double dose UCB, ex vivo expansion is the most important way to increase cell number for transplantation. HSCs are mainly isolated using CD133 or CD34...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724211/dexmedetomidine-preconditioning-protects-against-retinal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-inhibits-inflammation-response-via-toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-pathway
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Zong Chen, Ping-Yang Qiu, Chuan-Gen Ma
BACKGROUND: Retinal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is one of significant cause of visual dysopia and causes inflammatory response. Dexmedetomidine is widely applied to general/local anaesthesia and has been reported to have extensive anti-inflammatory effect. However, the role of dexmedetomidine in retinal I/R injury is currently unknown. This study investigates the effect of dexmedetomidine preconditioning on retinal I/R injury and explore the related signal mechanism toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathway...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723974/alginate-hydrogels-allow-for-bioactive-and-sustained-release-of-vegf-c-and-vegf-d-for-lymphangiogenic-therapeutic-applications
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Kevin T Campbell, Dustin J Hadley, David L Kukis, Eduardo A Silva
Lymphatic dysfunction is associated with the progression of many cardiovascular disorders due to their role in maintaining tissue fluid homeostasis. Promoting new lymphatic vessels (lymphangiogenesis) is a promising strategy to reverse these cardiovascular disorders via restoring lymphatic function. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) members VEGF-C and VEGF-D are both potent candidates for stimulating lymphangiogenesis, though maintaining spatial and temporal control of these factors represents a challenge to developing efficient therapeutic lymphangiogenic applications...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723886/prolonged-viral-replication-and-longitudinal-viral-dynamic-differences-among-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-infected-infants
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Monica E Brint, Joshua M Hughes, Aditya Shah, Chelsea R Miller, Lisa G Harrison, Elizabeth A Meals, Jacqueline Blanch, Charlotte R Thompson, Stephania A Cormier, John P DeVincenzo
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal RSV dynamics have not been well-studied despite existence of factors favoring prolonged RSV replication including: high mutation rates allowing rapid evolution and potential escape from immune control. We therefore measured viral load in previously RSV-naïve infants over prolonged time-spans. METHODS: During 2014-2015, quantitative nasal aspirates were collected from 51 RSV-PCR+ infants. Multiple parallel assessments of viral loads were quantified at each collected time point using a well-validated real-time qRT-PCR assay...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723877/human-spinal-bone-dust-as-a-potential-local-autograft-in-vitro-potent-anabolic-effect-on-human-osteoblasts
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Ryan Gao, Matthew Street, Mei Lin Tay, Karen E Callon, Dorit Naot, Alistair Lock, Jacob T Munro, Jillian Cornish, John Ferguson, David Musson
STUDY DESIGN: In Vitro Study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect that factors released from human posterior spinal bone dust have on primary human osteoblast growth and maturation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Bone dust, created during spinal fusion surgeries has the potential to be used as an autologous bone graft by providing a source of viable autologous osteoblasts and mesenchymal stem cells with osteogenic potential. To date, no information is available on whether bone dust also provides a source of anabolic factors with the potential to enhance osteoblast proliferation and maturation, which would enhance its therapeutic potential...
July 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723794/thrombosis-and-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-during-acute-q-fever-a-cross-sectional-study
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Matthieu Million, Nathalie Bardin, Simon Bessis, Nadia Nouiakh, Charlaine Douliery, Sophie Edouard, Emmanouil Angelakis, Annick Bosseray, Olivier Epaulard, Stéphanie Branger, Bernard Chaudier, Karine Blanc-Laserre, Nicole Ferreira-Maldent, Elisa Demonchy, France Roblot, Jacques Reynes, Felix Djossou, Camelia Protopopescu, Patrizia Carrieri, Laurence Camoin-Jau, Jean-Louis Mege, Didier Raoult
Q fever is a neglected and potentially fatal disease. During acute Q fever, antiphospholipid antibodies are very prevalent and have been associated with fever, thrombocytopenia, acquired heart valve disease, and progression to chronic endocarditis. However, thrombosis, the main clinical criterion of the 2006 updated classification of the antiphospholipid syndrome, has not been assessed in this context. To test whether thrombosis is associated with antiphospholipid antibodies and whether the criteria for antiphospholipid syndrome can be met in patients with acute Q fever, we conducted a cross-sectional study at the French National Referral Center for Q fever...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723685/downregulation-of-macrophage-derived-t-ucr-uc-306-associates-with-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Hong-Lin Luo, Jie Chen, Tao Luo, Fei-Xiang Wu, Jun-Jie Liu, Hui-Feng Wang, Miao Chen, Le-Qun Li, Hang Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Increasing evidence suggests that T-UCRs are involved in the development of cancer. In this study, we evaluated the role of a macrophage-derived T-UCR, uc.306, in the prognosis of hepatitis B (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: The uc.306 was obtained by screening microassay data obtained during the polarization of U937 cells from the M2 to M1 phenotype. Uc.306 and macrophage molecule markers were detected by qPCR. Immunohistochemical (IHC) assays were used to examine the M1/M2 status of 90 paired HCC tissues...
July 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723662/acetyl-lupeolic-acid-inhibits-akt-signaling-and-induces-apoptosis-in-chemoresistant-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Claudia Schmidt, Cornelia Loos, Lu Jin, Michael Schmiech, Christoph Q Schmidt, Menna El Gaafary, Tatiana Syrovets, Thomas Simmet
The triterpenoid acetyl-lupeolic acid (ac-LA) isolated from the oleogum resin of Boswellia carterii reduced the viability of a panel of cancer cell lines more efficiently than lupeol. There was no detectable intracellular conversion of ac-LA to lupeol and vice versa. In contrast to docetaxel, ac-LA did not induce selection of treatment-resistant cancer cells. By various parameters including DNA fragmentation, ac-LA was shown to induce apoptosis in androgen-independent PC-3 cells, whereas in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, ac-LA led to cell accumulation in the G2/M phase of the cell cycle, but not to apoptosis...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723643/methyltransferase-g9a-promotes-cervical-cancer-angiogenesis-and-decreases-patient-survival
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Ruey-Jien Chen, Chia-Tung Shun, Men-Luh Yen, Chia-Hung Chou, Ming-Chieh Lin
Research suggests that the epigenetic regulator G9a, a H3K9 histone methyltransferase, is involved in cancer invasion and metastasis. Here we show that G9a is linked to cancer angiogenesis and poor patient survival. Invasive cervical cancer has a higher G9a expression than cancer precursors or normal epithelium. Pharmacological inhibition and genetic silencing of G9a suppresses H3K9 methylation, cancer cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and cancer cell invasion/migration, but not apoptosis. Microarray and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction analyses reveal that G9a induces a cohort of angiogenic factors that include angiogenin, interleukin-8, and C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 16...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723642/suppression-of-microrna-384-enhances-autophagy-of-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-in-asthmatic-mouse
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Zhe Cheng, Xi Wang, Lingling Dai, Liuqun Jia, Xiaogang Jing, Ying Liu, Huan Wang, Pengfei Li, Lin An, Meng Liu
Injury to airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells hallmarks the pathological progression of asthma, a chronic inflammatory airway disease. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play essential roles in the development of asthma as well as airway remodeling. Here we studied the involvement of miRNAs in the regulation of autophagic survival of ASM cells and airway disorder. We analyzed autophagy-associated factors LC3 and Beclin-1 by RT-qPCR and protein blotting in purified airway smooth muscle cells from ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthmatic mice...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723624/lncrna-ancr-down-regulation-promotes-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-emt-and-metastasis-in-breast-cancer
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Zhongwei Li, Meichen Dong, Dongmei Fan, Pingfu Hou, Hongyuan Li, Lingxia Liu, Cong Lin, Jiwei Liu, Liangping Su, Lan Wu, Xiaoxue Li, Baiqu Huang, Jun Lu, Yu Zhang
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a progression of cellular plasticity critical for development, differentiation, cancer cells migration and tumor metastasis. As a well-studied factor, TGF-β participates in EMT and involves in physiological and pathological functions of tumor progression. Accumulating evidence indicates that long noncoding RNAs(lncRNAs) play crucial roles in EMT and tumor metastasis. Here, we find that lncRNA ANCR participates in TGF-β1-induced EMT. By our ChIP and Real-time PCR assays, we reveal that TGF-β1 down-regulates ANCR expression by increasing HDAC3 enrichment at ANCR promoter region, which decreases both H3 and H4 acetylation of ANCR promoter...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723623/daurinol-blocks-breast-and-lung-cancer-metastasis-and-development-by-inhibition-of-focal-adhesion-kinase-fak
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Jong K Woo, Hyun J Jung, Ji-Youn Park, Ju-Hee Kang, Byung I Lee, DongYun Shin, Chu W Nho, Soo-Young Cho, Je K Seong, Seung H Oh
FAK overexpression has been reported in diverse primary and metastatic tumor tissues, supporting its pro-tumorigenic and pro-metastatic roles. Therefore, we have developed a neo-treatment strategy using daurinol to effectively treat cancer metastasis. Daurinol blocked cancer cell migration and invasion in vitro and exhibited anti-metastatic activity in an experimental metastasis model of breast and lung cancer. Daurinol selectively inhibited phosphorylation of FAK at Tyr925, Tyr576/577, and Tyr397 sites in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723493/proteinuria-in-patients-undergoing-renal-cancer-surgery-impact-on-overall-survival-and-stability-of-renal-function
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Zhiling Zhang, Juping Zhao, Joseph Zabell, Erick Remer, Jianbo Li, Jack Campbell, Wen Dong, Diego Aguilar Palacios, Tulsi Patel, Sevag Demirjian, Steven C Campbell
BACKGROUND: Proteinuria is included in the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) risk stratification for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population. However, the importance of proteinuria in patients with renal cancer has not been adequately studied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prognostic impact of preoperative proteinuria on overall survival (OS) and renal function stability (RFS) for patients managed with renal cancer surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: From 1999 to 2008, 977 patients who underwent renal cancer surgery had preoperative data recorded for the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimated using the CKD Epidemiology Collaboration equation (G1 ≥90, G2 60-89, G3a 45-59, G3b 30-44, G4 15-29, and G5 <15ml/min/1...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723215/discrimination-cascade-enabled-selective-detection-of-single-nucleotide-mutation
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Lidan Li, Xianjin Xiao, Jingyang Ge, Manli Han, Xu Zhou, Lei Wang, Xin Su, Changyuan Yu
Owing to the significance of single nucleotide mutation (SNM) for personalized medicine, the detection of SNM with high accuracy has recently attracted considerable interest. Here, we present a kinetic method for selective detection of SNM based on a discrimination cascade constructed by combining the toehold strand displacement (TSD) and endonuclease IV (Endo IV) catalyzed hydrolysis. The single-nucleotide specificity of the two DNA reactions allows highly selective detection of all types of single nucleotide changes (including single-nucleotide insertion and deletion), achieving a high discrimination factor with a median of 491 which is comparable with recently reported methods...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723184/steric-hindrance-assay-for-secreted-factors-in-stem-cell-culture
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Wendi Zhou, Sahar S Mahshid, Weijia Wang, Alexis Vallée-Bélisle, Peter W Zandstra, Edward H Sargent, Shana O Kelley
The ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem cells is significantly inhibited by secreted proteins that induce negative feedback loops. The ability to effectively monitor these factors is critical for their real-time regulation and control and, by extension, enhancing stem cell expansion. Here, we describe a novel monitoring strategy for the detection of soluble signaling factors in stem cell cultures using a DNA-based sensing mechanism on a chip-based nanostructured microelectrode platform. We combine DNA hybridization engineering with antibody-capturing chemistry in an amplified steric hindrance hybridization assay...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723165/kinetic-discrimination-of-metal-ions-using-dna-for-highly-sensitive-and-selective-cr-3-detection
#16
Wang Li, Zijie Zhang, Wenhu Zhou, Juewen Liu
Most metal sensors are designed for a strong binding affinity toward target metal ions, and the underlying principle relies on binding thermodynamics. The kinetic aspect of binding, however, was rarely explored for sensing. In this work, the binding kinetics of 19 common or toxic metal ions are compared based on a fluorescence quenching assay using DNA oligonucleotides as ligands. Among these metals, Cr(3+) shows uniquely slow fluorescence quenching kinetics, and the quenched fluorescence cannot be recovered by EDTA or sulfide...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722570/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-close-childhood-contacts-of-adults-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-is-increased-by-secondhand-exposure-to-tobacco
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Ifedayo M O Adetifa, Lindsay Kendall, Simon Donkor, Moses D Lugos, Abdulrahman S Hammond, Patrick K Owiafe, Martin O C Ota, Roger H Brookes, Philip C Hill
Tobacco use is a major risk factor for tuberculosis (TB). Secondhand smoke (SHS) is also a risk factor for TB and to a lesser extent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection without disease. We investigated the added risk of M. tuberculosis infection due to SHS exposure in childhood contacts of TB cases in The Gambia. Participants were childhood household contacts aged ≤ 14 years of newly diagnosed pulmonary TB (PTB) cases. The intensity of exposure to the case was categorized according to whether contacts slept in the same room, same house, or a different house as the case...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722335/protective-effects-of-folic-acid-on-pm2-5-induced-cardiac-developmental-toxicity-in-zebrafish-embryos-by-targeting-ahr-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signal-pathways
#18
Cong Yue, Cheng Ji, Hang Zhang, Leshuai W Zhang, Jian Tong, Yan Jiang, Tao Chen
Our previous observations indicated that extractable organic matter (EOM) from PM2.5 induced malformations in the heart of zebrafish embryos by activating AhR and inhibiting canonical Wnt/β-catenin signal pathway. As a nutritional factor, folic acid (FA) is reported to prevent cardiac defects during embryo development. Hence, we hypothesize that FA may prevent PM2.5-induced heart defects by interfering with AhR and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathways. Our results showed that FA supplementation alleviated the EOM-induced heart defects in zebrafish embryos, and both AhR inhibitor CH223191 and Wnt activator CHIR99021 enhanced the protective efficiency of FA...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722189/adam10-modulates-calcitriol-regulated-rage-in-cardiomyocytes
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Ting-Wei Lee, Yu-Hsun Kao, Ting-I Lee, Yi-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND: Receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) signaling plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Calcitriol modulates cardiac RAGE expression. This study explored the mechanisms underlying the effect of calcitriol on RAGE and soluble RAGE (sRAGE) expression in cardiomyocytes. METHODS: Western blot, ELISA, fluorometric assay and PCR analyses were used to evaluate the RAGE, sRAGE, endogenous secretory RAGE (esRAGE), Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), and a disintegrin and metalloprotease 10 (ADAM10) expression and enzyme activity in HL-1 atrial myocytes without and with calcitriol (10 and 100 nM), nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) inhibitor (50 μg/mL), or ADAM10 inhibitor (5 μM) incubation for 48 hours...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721912/exosomes-and-exosomal-micrornas-in-prostate-cancer-radiation-therapy
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Bijaya Malla, Kathrin Zaugg, Erik Vassella, Daniel M Aebersold, Alan Dal Pra
Despite current risk stratification systems using traditional clinicopathologic factors, many localized and locally advanced prostate cancers fail radical treatment (ie, radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy with or without androgen deprivation therapy). Therefore, a pressing need exists for enhanced methods of disease stratification through novel prognostic and predictive tools that can reliably be applied in clinical practice. Exosomes are 50- to 150-nm small vesicles released by cancer cells that reflect the genetic and nongenetic materials of parent cancer cells...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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