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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237740/grhl2-is-required-for-collecting-duct-epithelial-barrier-function-and-renal-osmoregulation
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Christian Hinze, Janett Ruffert, Katharina Walentin, Nina Himmerkus, Elham Nikpey, Olav Tenstad, Helge Wiig, Kerim Mutig, Zeliha Yesim Yurtdas, Janet D Klein, Jeff M Sands, Federica Branchi, Michael Schumann, Sebastian Bachmann, Markus Bleich, Kai M Schmidt-Ott
Collecting ducts make up the distal-most tubular segments of the kidney, extending from the cortex, where they connect to the nephron proper, into the medulla, where they release urine into the renal pelvis. During water deprivation, body water preservation is ensured by the selective transepithelial reabsorption of water into the hypertonic medullary interstitium mediated by collecting ducts. The collecting duct epithelium forms tight junctions composed of barrier-enforcing claudins and exhibits a higher transepithelial resistance than other segments of the renal tubule exhibit...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236211/association-of-whole-blood-tacrolimus-concentrations-with-kidney-injury-in-heart-transplantation-patients
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Maaike A Sikma, Claudine C Hunault, Johannes H Kirkels, Marianne C Verhaar, Jozef Kesecioglu, Dylan W de Lange
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequently observed after heart transplantation and is associated with morbidity and mortality. However, many confounding factors also contribute to the development of AKI in heart transplants. We hypothesized that supratherapeutic whole-blood tacrolimus trough concentrations are associated with AKI. METHODS: In a retrospective observational cohort from April 2005 to December 2012, all adult heart transplantation patients were included...
December 13, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235125/nasal-epithelial-barrier-disruption-by-particulate-matter-%C3%A2-2-5-%C3%AE-m-via-tight-junction-protein-degradation
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Renwu Zhao, Zhiqiang Guo, Ruxin Zhang, Congrui Deng, Jian Xu, Weiyang Dong, Zhicong Hong, Hongzhi Yu, Huiru Situ, Chunhui Liu, Guoshun Zhuang
Upper airway diseases including sinonasal disorders may be caused by exposure to fine particulate matter (≤2.5 μm; PM2.5), as proven by epidemiological studies. PM2.5 is a complex entity whose chemical constituents and physicochemical properties are not confined to a single, independent "particle" but which in this study means a distinctive environmental "toxin." The mechanism whereby PM2.5 induces nasal epithelial barrier dysfunction leading to sinonasal pathology remains unknown. In the present study, human nasal epithelial cells were exposed to non-cytotoxic doses of PM2...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234405/qingchang-wenzhong-decoction-attenuates-dss-induced-colitis-in-rats-by-reducing-inflammation-and-improving-intestinal-barrier-function-via-upregulating-the-msp-ron-signalling-pathway
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Tangyou Mao, Junxiang Li, Lijuan Liu, Weihan Zhao, Yuyue Liu, Kangli Gao, Yi Guo, Tianhong Xie, Ningfei Li, Rui Shi
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic, nonspecific, inflammatory disease for which an effective treatment is lacking. Our previous study found that Qingchang Wenzhong Decoction (QCWZD) can significantly improve the clinical symptoms of UC and ameliorate dextran sulphate sodium- (DSS-) induced ulcerative colitis in rats by downregulating the IP10/CXCR3 axis-mediated inflammatory response. The purpose of the present study was to further explore the mechanism of QCWZD for UC in rats models, which were established by 7-day administration of 4...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234340/influence-of-environmental-conditions-and-genetic-background-of-arabica-coffee-c-arabica-l-on-leaf-rust-hemileia-vastatrix-pathogenesis
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Lucile Toniutti, Jean-Christophe Breitler, Hervé Etienne, Claudine Campa, Sylvie Doulbeau, Laurent Urban, Charles Lambot, Juan-Carlos H Pinilla, Benoît Bertrand
Global warming is a major threat to agriculture worldwide. Between 2008 and 2013, some coffee producing countries in South and Central America suffered from severe epidemics of coffee leaf rust (CLR), resulting in high economic losses with social implications for coffee growers. The climatic events not only favored the development of the pathogen but also affected the physiological status of the coffee plant. The main objectives of the study were to evaluate how the physiological status of the coffee plant modified by different environmental conditions impact on the pathogenesis of CLR and to identify indicators of the physiological status able to predict rust incidence...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233846/ve-cadherin-mediated-epigenetic-regulation-of-endothelial-gene-expression
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Marco F Morini, Costanza Giampietro, Monica Corada, Federica Pisati, Elisa Lavarone, Sara I Cunha, Lei L Conze, Nicola J O'Reilly, Dhira Joshi, Svend Kjaer, Roger George, Emma Nye, Anqi Ma, Jian Jin, Richard Mitter, Michela Lupia, Ugo Cavallaro, Diego Pasini, Dinis P Calado, Elisabetta Dejana, Andrea Taddei
Rationale: The mechanistic foundation of vascular maturation is still largely unknown. Several human pathologies are characterized by deregulated angiogenesis and unstable blood vessels. Solid tumours, for instance, get their nourishment from newly formed structurally abnormal vessels which present wide and irregular inter-endothelial junctions. Expression and clustering of the main endothelial-specific adherens junction protein, vascular endothelial (VE)-cadherin (VEC), upregulate genes with key roles in endothelial differentiation and stability...
December 12, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229758/the-stress-sigma-factor-of-rna-polymerase-rpos-%C3%AF-s-is-a-solvent-exposed-open-molecule-in-solution
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Paola Cavaliere, Sébastien Brier, Petr Filipenko, Christina Sizun, Bertrand Raynal, Françoise Bonneté, Fabienne Levi-Acobas, Jacques Bellalou, Patrick England, Julia Chamot-Rooke, Claudine Mayer, Françoise Norel
In bacteria, one primary and multiple alternative σ factors associate with the RNA polymerase core enzyme (E) to form holoenzymes (Eσ) with different promoter recognition specificities. The alternative σ factor RpoS/σS is produced in stationary phase and under stress conditions and reprograms global gene expression to promote bacterial survival. To date, the three-dimensional structure of a full-length free σ factor remains elusive. The current model suggests that extensive interdomain contacts in a free σ factor result in a compact conformation that masks the DNA-binding determinants of σ, explaining why a free σ factor does not bind double stranded promoter DNA efficiently...
December 11, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226392/critical-role-of-interface-and-crystallinity-on-the-performance-and-photostability-of-perovskite-solar-cell-on-nickel-oxide
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Wanyi Nie, Hsinhan Tsai, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Fangze Liu, Costas C Stoumpos, Boubacar Traore, Mikael Kepenekian, Olivier Durand, Claudine Katan, Sergei Tretiak, Jared Crochet, Pulickel M Ajayan, MercouriG Kanatzidis, Jacky Even, Aditya D Mohite
Hybrid perovskites are on a trajectory toward realizing the most efficient single-junction, solution-processed photovoltaic devices. However, a critical issue is the limited understanding of the correlation between the degree of crystallinity and the emergent perovskite/hole (or electron) transport layer on device performance and photostability. Here, the controlled growth of hybrid perovskites on nickel oxide (NiO) is shown, resulting in the formation of thin films with enhanced crystallinity with characteristic peak width and splitting reminiscent of the tetragonal phase in single crystals...
December 11, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223973/chromosomal-rearrangements-in-the-11p15-imprinted-region-17-new-11p15-5-duplications-with-associated-phenotypes-and-putative-functional-consequences
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Solveig Heide, Sandra Chantot-Bastaraud, Boris Keren, Madeleine D Harbison, Salah Azzi, Sylvie Rossignol, Caroline Michot, Marilyn Lackmy-Port Lys, Bénédicte Demeer, Claudine Heinrichs, Ron S Newfield, Pierre Sarda, Lionel Van Maldergem, Véronique Trifard, Eloise Giabicani, Jean-Pierre Siffroi, Yves Le Bouc, Irène Netchine, Frédéric Brioude
BACKGROUND: The 11p15 region contains two clusters of imprinted genes. Opposite genetic and epigenetic anomalies of this region result in two distinct growth disturbance syndromes: Beckwith-Wiedemann (BWS) and Silver-Russell syndromes (SRS). Cytogenetic rearrangements within this region represent less than 3% of SRS and BWS cases. Among these, 11p15 duplications were infrequently reported and interpretation of their pathogenic effects is complex. OBJECTIVES: To report cytogenetic and methylation analyses in a cohort of patients with SRS/BWS carrying 11p15 duplications and establish genotype/phenotype correlations...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223180/the-relationship-between-gait-dynamics-and-future-cognitive-decline-a-prospective-pilot-study-in-geriatric-patients
#10
Lisette H J Kikkert, Nicolas Vuillerme, Jos P van Campen, Bregje A Appels, Tibor Hortobágyi, Claudine J C Lamoth
BACKGROUND: Walking ability recently emerged as a sub-clinical marker of cognitive decline. Hence, the relationship between baseline gait and future cognitive decline was examined in geriatric patients. Because a "loss of complexity" (LOC) is a key phenomenon of the aging process that exhibits in multiple systems, we propose the idea that age- and cognition-related LOC may also become manifested in gait function. The LOC theory suggests that even healthy aging is associated with a (neuro)physiological breakdown of system elements that causes a decline in variability and an overall LOC...
December 10, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222888/common-food-antimicrobials-effects-on-cellular-inflammation-and-oxidative-damage-and-their-estimated-occurrence-in-singapore
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Claudine Loong, Shin Yih Tsen, Xing Lin Ho, Muhammed Faiz B Raman, Wai Mun Loke
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The prevalence and potential health effects of common food antimicrobials in processed foods and beverages are relatively unknown in Singapore. The occurrence of chemical antimicrobials in processed foods and beverages and their effects on inflammation and oxidative stress in vitro were examined. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The occurrence of antimicrobials in 1605 processed food and 359 beverage items were examined by surveying the ingredients on the product labels...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222028/sodium-butyrate-enhanced-physical-barrier-function-referring-to-nrf2-jnk-and-mlck-signaling-pathways-in-the-intestine-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
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Pei Wu, Li Tian, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Fei Xie, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Juan Yang, Yong-An Zhang, He-Qun Shi, Lin Feng
This study evaluated the effect of dietary sodium butyrate (SB) supplementation on the intestinal physical barrier function of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). The fish were fed one powdery sodium butyrate (PSB) diet (1000.0 mg kg-1 diet) and five graded levels of microencapsulated sodium butyrate (MSB) diets: 0.0 (control), 500.0, 1000.0, 1500.0 and 2000.0 mg kg-1 diet for 60 days. Subsequently, a challenge test was conducted by injection of Aeromonas hydrophila to explore the effect of SB supplementation on intestinal physical barrier function and the potential mechanisms in fish...
December 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221203/methylated-claudin-11-associated-with-metastasis-and-poor-survival-of-colorectal-cancer
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Jinyun Li, Chongchang Zhou, Shumin Ni, Shaomin Wang, Chao Ni, Ping Yang, Meng Ye
As one of crucial epigenetic modification, DNA methylation plays an important role during the carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). In the current study, we used a human genome methylation array to detect the aberrant methylation genes in CRC. We further identified the hypermethylation of claudin-11 (CLDN11) and proved inverse correlation between CLDN11 methylation and its expression in CRC. In vitro experiments showed debased migration ability of colonic cancer cells in accompany with the converted methylation of CLDN11 after colonic cancer cells treated with demethylation agent, 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217457/focusing-on-claudin-5-a-promising-candidate-in-the-regulation-of-bbb-to-treat-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Jianjun Lv, Wei Hu, Zhi Yang, Tian Li, Shuai Jiang, Zhiqiang Ma, Fulin Chen, Yang Yang
Claudin-5 is a tight junction (TJ) protein in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) that has recently attracted increased attention. Numerous studies have demonstrated that claudin-5 regulates the integrity and permeability of the BBB. Increased claudin-5 expression plays a neuroprotective role in neurological diseases, particularly in cerebral ischemic stroke. Moreover, claudin-5 might be a potential marker for early hemorrhagic transformation detection in ischemic stroke. In light of the distinctive effects of claudin-5 on the nervous system, we present the elaborate network of roles that claudin-5 plays in ischemic stroke...
December 4, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216424/low-temperature-synthesis-and-phosphorescence-of-methylcyanotriacetylene
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Urszula Szczepaniak, Robert Kolos, Marcin Gronowski, Jean-Claude Guillemin, Claudine Crepin
This paper reports on UV-stimulated synthesis of methylcyanotriacetylene carried out in cryogenic rare gas matrices via coupling of smaller precursors: propyne and cyanodiacetylene. The detection was possible due to the strong visible  A3A'→  A1A1 phosphorescence of CH3C7N, discovered in the course of this work. The ensuing measurements of electronic spectroscopy revealed the formally forbidden B1E - X1A1 system, as well as the allowed one E1A1 - X1A1, with origins at approx. 3.32 eV and 5.4 eV, respectively...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215715/hmgb1-contributes-to-the-irradiation-induced-endothelial-barrier-injury-through-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-endproducts-rage
#16
Haihong Zhou, Congli Jin, Lili Cui, Huaijie Xing, Jun Liu, Wang Liao, Haojie Liao, Yangsheng Yu
This study aimed to investigate whether HMGB1 (high mobility group box-1 protein) and receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) were involved in the irradiation-induced endothelial barrier damage and their mechanism. We constructed the damage model of endothelium barrier model with bEnd.3 cells. The permeability of endothelial barrier was detected by sodium fluorescein (Na-F) permeation test, and the irradiation dose which could induce permeability transition was determined by being exposed to different irradiation doses (5Gy, 10Gy, 15Gy, 20Gy)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214215/genomic-and-transcriptomic-heterogeneity-in-metaplastic-carcinomas-of-the-breast
#17
Salvatore Piscuoglio, Charlotte K Y Ng, Felipe C Geyer, Kathleen A Burke, Catherine F Cowell, Luciano G Martelotto, Rachael Natrajan, Tatiana Popova, Christopher A Maher, Raymond S Lim, Ino de Bruijn, Odette Mariani, Larry Norton, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Britta Weigelt, Jorge S Reis-Filho
Metaplastic breast cancer (MBC) is a rare special histologic type of triple-negative breast cancer, characterized by the presence of neoplastic cells showing differentiation towards squamous epithelium and/or mesenchymal elements. Here we sought to define whether histologically distinct subgroups of MBCs would be underpinned by distinct genomic and/or transcriptomic alterations. Microarray-based copy number profiling identified limited but significant differences between the distinct MBC subtypes studied here, despite the limited sample size (n = 17)...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212911/a-role-of-nkr-p1a-cd161-and-lectin-like-transcript-1-in-natural-cytotoxicity-against-human-articular-chondrocytes
#18
Agata Białoszewska, Joanna Olkowska-Truchanowicz, Katarzyna Bocian, Anna Osiecka-Iwan, Andrzej Czop, Claudine Kieda, Jacek Malejczyk
Normal cartilage cells are susceptible to lysis by NK cells. This phenomenon may play a role in immune cartilage destruction; however, the mechanisms of chondrocyte recognition by NK cells remain poorly understood. Therefore, the aim of this study was to reveal a possible role of NKR-P1A/lectin-like transcript 1 (LLT1) interaction in NK cell-mediated cytotoxicity against normal human articular chondrocytes. Chondrocytes were isolated from articular cartilage obtained during talonavicular joint surgery. PBMC or polyclonal NK cells isolated from normal donors served as effector cells...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212157/pka-activation-and-endothelial-claudin-5-breakdown-in-the-schizophrenic-prefrontal-cortex
#19
Keisuke Nishiura, Naoki Ichikawa-Tomikawa, Kotaro Sugimoto, Yasuto Kunii, Korehito Kashiwagi, Mizuko Tanaka, Yuichi Yokoyama, Mizuki Hino, Takashi Sugino, Hirooki Yabe, Hitoshi Takahashi, Akiyoshi Kakita, Tetsuya Imura, Hideki Chiba
Schizophrenia is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors; however, its pathogenesis remains largely unknown. Here, we focus on the endothelial tight-junction protein claudin-5 (CLDN5), because the CLDN5 gene is mapped to the schizophrenia-associated 22q11.2 deletion region, and a single nucleotide polymorphism in the CLDN5 locus is also linked to schizophrenia. We show, by RT-qPCR and immunohistochemistry, that the expressions of CLDN5 mRNA and protein are significantly increased and decreased, respectively, in the schizophrenic prefrontal cortex (PFC) compared with control PFC...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211897/effect-of-yeast-cell-wall-on-the-growth-performance-and-gut-health-of-broilers-challenged-with-aflatoxin-b1-and-necrotic-enteritis
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N Liu, J Q Wang, S C Jia, Y K Chen, J P Wang
This study aimed to investigate the effect of yeast cell walls (YCW) on the growth performance, visceral lesions, intestinal integrity, enterotoxicity, and bacteria of broilers challenged with aflatoxin B1 (AF) and necrotic enteritis (NE) from 1 to 21 d of age. A total of 576 one-day-old broilers were assigned to a 2 × 2 × 2 design for diets containing AFB1 (0 or 40 μg/kg), NE (challenged or unchallenged), or YCW (0 or 500 mg/kg). The main effect analysis showed that AF depressed (P < 0.01) average daily feed intake (ADFI), average daily body weight gain (ADG), the mRNA profiles of polymeric Ig receptor (pIgR), claudin-1, and occludin, but increased (P < 0...
December 2, 2017: Poultry Science
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