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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448991/participation-of-antidiuretic-hormone-adh-in-asthma-exacerbations-induced-by-psychological-stress-via-pka-pkc-signal-pathway-in-airway-related-vagal-preganglionic-neurons-avpns
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Lili Hou, Lei Zhu, Min Zhang, Xingyi Zhang, Guoqing Zhang, Zhenwei Liu, Qiang Li, Xin Zhou
AIMS: Present study was performed to examine whether ADH was implicated in psychological stress asthma and to explore the underlying molecular mechanism. METHODS: We not only examined ADH levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) via radioimmunoassay, but also measured ADH receptor (ADHR) expression in airway-related vagal preganglionic neurons (AVPNs) through real-time PCR in all experimental mice. Western blotting was performed to evaluate the relationship between ADH and PKA/PKC in psychological stress asthma...
April 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448941/geochemistry-and-microbial-diversity-of-cave-waters-in-the-gypsum-karst-aquifers-of-emilia-romagna-region-italy
#2
Ilenia M D'Angeli, Diana I Serrazanetti, Chiara Montanari, Lucia Vannini, Fausto Gardini, Jo De Waele
Fifty-seven control points of waters (sinking streams, rivers in caves, and resurgences) hosted in gypsum karst areas in Emilia Romagna region (N-Italy) were sampled in the framework of a Project LIFE+08NAT/IT/000369 "Gypsum" in the period 2010-2014. The microbiology and chemistry of these waters have been analyzed to evaluate the impact of human activities or natural factors, in the gypsum karst systems. Waters have been analyzed for major chemistry (Ca, Mg, Na, K, SO4, HCO3, Cl, NO3) and some minor constituents (F, Br, NH4 and PO4), measuring pH, electric conductivity (EC), total dissolved solids (TDS) and temperature (T) in situ...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447714/resveratrol-protects-against-oxidized-low%C3%A2-density-lipoprotein%C3%A2-induced-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-via-inhibition-of-mitochondrial%C3%A2-derived-oxidative-stress
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Yujie Liu, Xizhou Chen, Jie Li
Resveratrol, a natural phytochemical found in grapes and red wine, has been found to possess protective effects against endothelial cell apoptosis and oxidative damage. Oxidized‑low density lipoprotein (ox‑LDL) can induce apoptosis of endothelial cells, which is an important initial event in several cardiovascular diseases. However, the effect of resveratrol on ox‑LDL‑induced apoptosis and oxidative damage, and the possible associated mechanisms remain to be elucidated. In the present study, following exposure to ox‑LDL, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were treated with or without resveratrol...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439006/murine-model-indicates-22q11-2-signaling-adaptor-crkl-is-a-dosage-sensitive-regulator-of-genitourinary-development
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Meade Haller, Qianxing Mo, Akira Imamoto, Dolores J Lamb
The spectrum of congenital anomalies affecting either the upper tract (kidneys and ureters) or lower tract (reproductive organs) of the genitourinary (GU) system are fundamentally linked by the developmental origin of multiple GU tissues, including the kidneys, gonads, and reproductive ductal systems: the intermediate mesoderm. Although ∼31% of DiGeorge/del22q11.2 syndrome patients exhibit GU defects, little focus has been placed on the molecular etiology of GU defects in this syndrome. Among del22q11.2 patients exhibiting GU anomalies, we have mapped the smallest relevant region to only five genes, including CRKLCRKL encodes a src-homology adaptor protein implicated in mediating tyrosine kinase signaling, and is expressed in the developing GU-tract in mice and humans...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438516/global-transcriptomic-profiling-of-cortex-and-striatum-cerebral-injury-after-ischemia-reperfusion-in-a-mouse-model
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Zhenying Zhao, Zhiqiang Lu, Xiuying Sun, Tianhong Zhao, Jihong Zhang, Cunxia Zhou, Xiaohui Zheng, Huijuan Zhang, Guiling Shi
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the molecular mechanism of injury development in the cortex and the striatum after cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). METHODS: Gene expression data (GSE23160) in the cortex and the striatum of an intraluminal middle cerebral artery occlusion-I/R mouse model (N = 12) and sham controls (N = 4) were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus. Limma package was used to identify the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the I/R (2, 8, and 24 hours) and control groups...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437552/bcr-abl1-transcript-types-showed-distinct-laboratory-characteristics-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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A P Vasconcelos, I F Azevedo, F C B C Melo, W B Neves, A C A C Azevedo, R A M Melo
In chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) two main types of messenger RNA (e14a2 and e13a2) can be produced by BCR-ABL1 gene rearrangement. Due to conflicting results, the clinical value of these transcripts remains controversial. The aim of this study was to identify associations of e14a2 and e13a2 transcripts with laboratory variables and also the response to treatment. This study included 203 adult patients with CML treated with Imatinib as first-line drug in a reference hematology center in Northeast Brazil. Clinical and laboratory data were obtained after informed consent...
April 20, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431186/unfractionated-heparin-versus-low-molecular-weight-heparins-for-avoiding-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-postoperative-patients
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Daniela R Junqueira, Liliane M Zorzela, Edson Perini
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an adverse drug reaction presenting as a prothrombotic disorder related to antibody-mediated platelet activation. It is a paradoxical immune reaction resulting in thrombin generation in vivo, which leads to a hypercoagulable state and the potential to initiate venous or arterial thrombosis. A number of factors are thought to influence the incidence of HIT including the type and preparation of heparin (unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)) and the heparin-exposed patient population, with the postoperative patient population at higher risk...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430645/midkine-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis-by-elevating-anoikis-resistance-of-circulating-tumor-cells
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Bin Sun, Congli Hu, Zhibin Yang, Xiaofeng Zhang, Linlin Zhao, Junye Xiong, Junyong Ma, Lei Chen, Haihua Qian, Xiangji Luo, Lehua Shi, Jun Li, Xianshuo Cheng, Zhengfeng Yin
Midkine is overexpressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and plays a role in tumor progression, but less is known about its role in resistance of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) to anoikis which leading to recurrence and metastasis. The aim of the present study was to analyze whether midkine was associated with HCC progression with anoikis resistance. We found that cultured HCC cells were more resistant to anoikis, which paralleled midkine expression, and midkine treatment significantly inhibited anoikis in a dose-dependent manner...
March 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429673/hydroxytyrosol-attenuates-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice-by-regulating-autophagy-and-sirtuin-expression
#9
X Yang, T Jing, Y Li, Y He, B Wang, W Zhang, Y Xiao, W Wang, J Zhang, J Wei, R Lin
BACKGROUND: Recently, the effects of hydroxytyrosol on autophagy during acute lung injury (ALI) have drawn increasing attention. OBJECTIVE: We explored the underlying molecular mechanisms by which hydroxytyrosol exerts its anti-inflammatory effects in a murine model of ALI by up-regulating autophagy. METHODS: Male BALB/c mice, challenged with intranasal instillations of LPS, were treated with or without hydroxytyrosol (HT, 100 mg/kg, intragastrically) 1 h prior to LPS exposure...
April 21, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425872/increase-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-diversity-and-detection-of-various-subtypes-and-recombinants-in-north-eastern-brazil
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Kledoaldo Lima, Élcio Leal, Ana Maria Salustiano Cavalcanti, Daniela Medeiros Salustiano, Luzidalva Barbosa de Medeiros, Sirleide Pereira da Silva, Heloísa Ramos Lacerda
PURPOSE: Diverse human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) subtypes and circulating recombinant forms are found in Brazil. The majority of HIV-1 molecular epidemiological studies in Brazil have been conducted in the southern and south-eastern regions of the country, although several recent studies in the north-eastern region have addressed this issue. The objective of this study was to molecularly characterize HIV-1 circulating in Pernambuco, north-eastern Brazil. METHODOLOGY: A total of 64 samples were collected from 2002 to 2003, and another 103 were collected from 2007 to 2009...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425846/alterations-to-adipose-tissue-morphology-during-inflammatory-arthritis-is-indicative-of-vasculopathology-in-dba-1-mice
#11
Katie Sime, Ernest H Choy, Anwen S Williams
The physiologic function of adipose tissue is altered by the host's inflammatory response; the implications for maintaining human health and regulating inflammation-associated disease progression are ill defined. However, this cannot be investigated in humans, therefore the use of animal models is required. With the aim to determine morphological and molecular alterations to perivascular and organ-associated adipose tissues during inflammatory arthritis, collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was established in male DBA/1 mice...
February 21, 2017: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424792/sustained-high-levels-of-both-total-and-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-in-plasma-during-the-convalescent-phase-of-haemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome-are-associated-with-disease-severity
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Kang Tang, Chunmei Zhang, Yusi Zhang, Yun Zhang, Ran Zhuang, Boquan Jin, Ying Ma
Haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is characterised by an uncontrolled immune response that causes vascular leakage. Adiponectin (APN) is an adipocytokine involved in prorevascularisation and immunomodulation. To investigate the possible effects of APN in the pathogenesis of HFRS, total and high molecular weight (HMW) APN levels in the plasma of patients with HFRS were quantified using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Compared with those in healthy controls, the plasma total and HMW APN levels in patients were elevated to different degrees from the fever onset and remained high at the convalescent phase...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423692/the-relationship-between-members-of-the-canonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-components-of-tumour-microenvironment-and-survival-in-patients-with-invasive-ductal-breast-cancer
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Lindsay Bennett, Elizabeth A Mallon, Paul G Horgan, Andrew Paul, Donald C McMillan, Joanne Edwards
The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between tumour NF-κB activation, tumour microenvironment including local inflammatory response (LIR) and cancer-specific survival in patients with operable ductal breast cancer.Immunohistochemistry (tissue microarray of 376 patients) and western blotting (MCF7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells) was performed to assess expression of key members of the canonical NF-κB pathway (inhibitory kappa B kinase (IKKβ) and phosphorylated p65 Ser-536 (p-p65))...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423667/saline-is-a-more-appropriate-solution-for-microvesicles-for-flow-cytometric-analyses
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Xing Xin, Peiling Zhang, Xing Fu, Xia Mao, Fankai Meng, Ming Tian, Xiaojian Zhu, Hanying Sun, Li Meng, Jianfeng Zhou
Microvesicles (MVs) are carriers of molecular and oncogenic signatures present in subsets of tumor cells and tumor-associated stroma, and a focus of cancer research. Although methods to detect MVs are mature, we were concerned that the buffer used could lead to false results when quantitating MVs by flow cytometry. In this work,we detected MVs by flow cytometry withthree different solutions: water, saline, and phosphate-buffered saline (PBS). The results demonstrated that PBS, when reacted with annexin V binding buffer, produced nano-sized vesicles even when there were no MVs in the sample...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423635/quantification-of-her2-and-estrogen-receptor-heterogeneity-in-breast-cancer-by-single-molecule-rna-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization
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Laura Annaratone, Michele Simonetti, Erik Wernersson, Caterina Marchiò, Silvano Garnerone, Maria Stella Scalzo, Magda Bienko, Roberto Chiarle, Anna Sapino, Nicola Crosetto
Intra-tumor heterogeneity is a pervasive property of human cancers that poses a major clinical challenge. Here, we describe the characterization, at the transcriptional level, of the intra-tumor topography of two prominent breast cancer biomarkers and drug targets, epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and estrogen receptor 1 (ER) in 49 archival breast cancer samples. We developed a protocol for single-molecule RNA FISH in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections (FFPE-smFISH), which enabled us to simultaneously detect and perform absolute quantification of HER2 and ER mature transcripts in single cells and multiple tumor regions...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423121/telomere-length-analysis-in-monoclonal-b-cell-lymphocytosis-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-binet-a
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F M Furtado, P S Scheucher, B A Santana, N F Scatena, R T Calado, E M Rego, D M Matos, R P Falcão
Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is an asymptomatic clinical entity characterized by the proliferation of monoclonal B cells not meeting the diagnosis criteria for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). MBL may precede the development of CLL, but the molecular mechanisms responsible for disease progression and evolution are not completely known. Telomeres are usually short in CLL and their attrition may contribute to disease evolution. Here, we determined the telomere lengths of CD5+CD19+ cells in MBL, CLL, and healthy volunteers...
April 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422991/mortality-is-associated-with-inflammation-anemia-specific-diseases-and-treatments-and-molecular-markers
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Mark Moeller, Christiane Pink, Nicole Endlich, Karlhans Endlich, Hans-Jörgen Grabe, Henry Völzke, Marcus Dörr, Matthias Nauck, Markus M Lerch, Rüdiger Köhling, Birte Holtfreter, Thomas Kocher, Georg Fuellen
Lifespan is a complex trait, and longitudinal data for humans are naturally scarce. We report the results of Cox regression and Pearson correlation analyses using data of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP), with mortality data of 1518 participants (113 of which died), over a time span of more than 10 years. We found that in the Cox regression model based on the Bayesian information criterion, apart from chronological age of the participant, six baseline variables were considerably associated with higher mortality rates: smoking, mean attachment loss (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418807/coagulase-negative-staphylococci-in-human-milk-from-mothers-of-preterm-compared-with-term-neonates
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Hiie Soeorg, Tuuli Metsvaht, Imbi Eelmäe, Hanna Kadri Metsvaht, Sirli Treumuth, Mirjam Merila, Mari-Liis Ilmoja, Irja Lutsar
BACKGROUND: Human milk is the preferred nutrition for neonates and a source of bacteria. Research aim: The authors aimed to characterize the molecular epidemiology and genetic content of staphylococci in the human milk of mothers of preterm and term neonates. METHODS: Staphylococci were isolated once per week in the 1st month postpartum from the human milk of mothers of 20 healthy term and 49 preterm neonates hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit. Multilocus variable-number tandem-repeats analysis and multilocus sequence typing were used...
May 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418794/microbial-diversity-in-milk-of-women-with-mastitis-potential-role-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-viridans-group-streptococci-and-corynebacteria
#19
Pilar Mediano, Leonides Fernández, Esther Jiménez, Rebeca Arroyo, Irene Espinosa-Martos, Juan M Rodríguez, María Marín
BACKGROUND: Lactational mastitis constitutes a significant cause of premature weaning. However, its etiology, linked to the presence of pathogenic microorganisms, has been scarcely reported. Research aim: The aim of this study was to describe the microbial diversity in milk samples from women suffering from lactational mastitis and to identify more accurately a collection of isolates belonging to coagulase-negative staphylococci, streptococci, and coryneform bacteria. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional descriptive one-group study...
May 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417935/diagnostic-limitation-of-fine-needle-aspiration-fna-on-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules-can-be-partially-overcome-by-preoperative-molecular-analysis-assessment-of-ret-ptc1-rearrangement-in-braf-and-ras-wild-type-routine-air-dried-fna-specimens
#20
Young Sin Ko, Tae Sook Hwang, Ja Yeon Kim, Yoon-La Choi, Seung Eun Lee, Hye Seung Han, Wan Seop Kim, Suk Kyeong Kim, Kyoung Sik Park
Molecular markers are helpful diagnostic tools, particularly for cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules. Preoperative RET/PTC1 rearrangement analysis in BRAF and RAS wild-type indeterminate thyroid nodules would permit the formulation of an unambiguous surgical plan. Cycle threshold values according to the cell count for detection of the RET/PTC1 rearrangement by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) using fresh and routine air-dried TPC1 cells were evaluated. The correlation of RET/PTC1 rearrangement between fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and paired formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) specimens was analyzed...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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