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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546432/regulation-of-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-response-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-acupuncture-on-brain-injury-caused-by-heroin-addiction
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Yong-Long Gao, Yang Zhang, Jiang-Peng Cao, Sheng-Bing Wu, Xing-Hui Cai, Yan-Chun Zhang, Rong-Jun Zhang, Xiao-Ge Song, Li-Da Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate regulation of the endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) response by acupuncture and to investigate its neuroprotective effect on brain injury caused by heroin addiction. METHODS: A total of 48 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a healthy control group (Control), an untreated heroin exposed group (Heroin) and a heroin exposed group receiving electroacupuncture (EA) treatment at GV14 and GV20 (Heroin+acupuncture) with n=16 rats per group...
May 25, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545968/molecular-cloning-expression-and-insulin-reduction-activity-of-a-thioredoxin-1-homologue-trx1-from-the-pathogenic-fungus-paracoccidioides-lutzii
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Lorena C Cintra, Fernanda C Domingos, Yanna A R Lima, Mônica S Barbosa, Rodrigo S Santos, Fabrícia P Faria, Rosália S A Jesuíno
The dimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides spp. are the etiological agents of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), a prevalent systemic mycosis in Latin America. The Paracoccidioides lutzii response to oxidative stress is largely unexplored. Thioredoxins (TRX) are involved in the regulation of the redox environment in the cell, responding to oxidative stress in several organisms. In this study, we describe the isolation and characterization of a cDNA encoding a thioredoxin 1 from yeast cells from P. lutzii. The cDNA codes for a 12kDa protein containing the characteristic thioredoxin active site...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545809/macrophage-specific-nanotechnology-driven-cd163-overexpression-in-human-macrophages-results-in-an-m2-phenotype-under-inflammatory-conditions
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Perla Abigail Alvarado-Vazquez, Laura Bernal, Candler A Paige, Rachel L Grosick, Carolina Moracho Vilrriales, David Wilson Ferreira, Cristina Ulecia-Morón, E Alfonso Romero-Sandoval
M1 macrophages release proinflammatory factors during inflammation. They transit to an M2 phenotype and release anti-inflammatory factors to resolve inflammation. An imbalance in the transition from M1 to M2 phenotype in macrophages contributes to the development of persistent inflammation. CD163, a member of the scavenger receptor cysteine-rich family, is an M2 macrophage marker. The functional role of CD163 during the resolution of inflammation is not completely known. We postulate that CD163 contributes to the transition from M1 to M2 phenotype in macrophages...
May 16, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545568/symbiont-dynamics-of-the-tibetan-tick-haemaphysalis-tibetensis-acari-ixodidae
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Rongrong Wang, Ningxin Li, Jiannan Liu, Tuo Li, Ming Liu, Zhijun Yu, Jingze Liu
BACKGROUND: Characterization of the microbial diversity and symbiont dynamics of ticks may help to understand the development of ticks and reveal new strategies to control tick-transmitted pathogens, which has not yet been explored in the Tibetan tick Haemaphysalis tibetensis. This tick species is widely distributed in the Tibetan Plateau, and is recognized as one of the primary parasites affecting domestic and wild animals. METHODS: In the present study, the endosymbionts of H...
May 25, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545457/malaria-prevalence-in-asymptomatic-and-symptomatic-children-in-kiwangwa-bagamoyo-district-tanzania
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Deborah Sumari, Felista Mwingira, Majige Selemani, Joseph Mugasa, Kefas Mugittu, Paul Gwakisa
BACKGROUND: Malaria prevalence continues to decline across sub-Saharan Africa as a result of various intervention strategies. However, the diseases still poses a public health concern in the region. While symptomatic malaria is recognized and treated, asymptomatic infections become increasingly important for interrupting transmission. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess malaria prevalence in symptomatic and asymptomatic children in Kiwangwa ward in Bagamoyo District in Tanzania...
May 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545426/insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor-affects-the-survival-of-primary-prostate-cancer-patients-depending-on-tmprss2-erg-status
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Caterina Mancarella, Irene Casanova-Salas, Ana Calatrava, Maria García-Flores, Cecilia Garofalo, Andrea Grilli, José Rubio-Briones, Katia Scotlandi, José Antonio López-Guerrero
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is characterized by clinical and biological heterogeneity and has differential outcomes and mortality rates. Therefore, it is necessary to identify molecular alterations to define new therapeutic strategies based on the risk of progression. In this study, the prognostic relevance of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system was examined in molecular subtypes defined by TMPRSS2-ERG (T2E) gene fusion within a series of patients with primary localized PCa...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545022/a-high-throughput-method-to-detect-rna-profiling-by-integration-of-rt-mlpa-with-next-generation-sequencing-technology
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Jing Wang, Xue Yang, Haofeng Chen, Xuewei Wang, Xiangyu Wang, Yi Fang, Zhenyu Jia, Jidong Gao
RNA in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues provides large amount of information indicating disease stages, histological tumor types and grades, as well as clinical outcomes. However, Detection of RNA expression levels in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded samples is extremely difficult due to poor RNA quality. Here we developed a high-throughput method, Reverse Transcription-Multiple Ligation-dependent Probe Sequencing (RT-MLPSeq), to determine expression levels of multiple transcripts in FFPE samples...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543707/viable-bacteria-persist-on-antibiotic-spacers-following-two-stage-revision-for-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Dongzhu Ma, Robert M Q Shanks, Charles M Davis, David W Craft, Thomas K Wood, Brian R Hamlin, Kenneth L Urish
Treatment in periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains challenging. The failure rate of two-stage revision and irrigation and debridement with component retention in PJI suggests that biofilm cells have a high tolerance to antibiotic chemotherapy. Previous work has demonstrated that biofilm cells have high antibiotic tolerance in vitro, but there is little clinical evidence to support these observations. The aim of this study was to determine if retrieved antibiotic spacers from two-stage revision total knee arthroplasty for PJI have evidence of remaining viable bacteria...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543390/the-effect-of-ebv-on-wif1-nlk-and-apc-gene-methylation-and-expression-in-gastric-carcinoma-and-nasopharyngeal-cancer
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Zhenzhen Zhao, Wen Liu, Jincheng Liu, Jiayi Wang, Bing Luo
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is an important DNA tumor virus that is associated with approximately 10% of gastric carcinomas and 99% of nasopharyngeal cancers. DNA methylation and microRNAs (miRNAs) are the most studied epigenetic mechanisms that can prompt disease susceptibility. This study aimed to detect the effect of EBV on Wnt inhibitory factor 1 (WIF1), Nemo-like kinase (NLK), and adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene methylation and expression in gastric carcinoma and nasopharyngeal cancer. METHODS: The WIF1, NLK, and APC gene mRNA expression levels were measured by real-time quantitative RT-PCR in four EBV-positive cell lines and four EBV-negative cell lines...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542740/plasma-micrornas-as-biomarkers-of-pancreatic-cancer-risk-in-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Eric J Duell, Leila Lujan-Barroso, Núria Sala, Samantha Deitz McElyea, Kim Overvad, Anne Tjonneland, Anja Olsen, Elisabete Weiderpass, Lill-Tove Busund, Line Moi, David Muller, Paolo Vineis, Dagfinn Aune, Giuseppe Matullo, Alessio Naccarati, Salvatore Panico, Giovanna Tagliabue, Rosario Tumino, Domenico Palli, Rudolf Kaaks, Verena A Katzke, Heiner Boeing, H B As Bueno-de-Mesquita, Petra H Peeters, Antonia Trichopoulou, Pagona Lagiou, Anastasia Kotanidou, Ruth C Travis, Nick Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw, Jose Ramon Quiros, Miguel Rodríguez-Barranco, Miren Dorronsoro, María-Dolores Chirlaque, Eva Ardanaz, Gianluca Severi, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Vinciane Rebours, Paul Brennan, Marc Gunter, Ghislaine Scelo, Greg Cote, Stuart Sherman, Murray Korc
Non-invasive biomarkers for early pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) diagnosis and disease risk stratification are greatly needed. We conducted a nested case-control study within the Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort to evaluate pre-diagnostic microRNAs (miRs) as biomarkers of subsequent PDAC risk. A panel of eight miRs (miR-10a, -10b, -21-3p, -21-5p, -30c, -106b, -155, and -212) based on previous evidence from our group was evaluated in 225 microscopically confirmed PDAC cases and 225 controls matched on center, sex, fasting status, and age/date/time of blood collection...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540642/plasma-and-white-blood-cells-show-different-mirna-expression-profiles-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Christine Schwienbacher, Luisa Foco, Anne Picard, Eloina Corradi, Alice Serafin, Jörg Panzer, Stefano Zanigni, Hagen Blankenburg, Maurizio F Facheris, Giulia Giannini, Marika Falla, Pietro Cortelli, Peter P Pramstaller, Andrew A Hicks
Parkinson's disease (PD) diagnosis is based on the assessment of motor symptoms, which manifest when more than 50% of dopaminergic neurons are degenerated. To date, no validated biomarkers are available for the diagnosis of PD. The aims of the present study are to evaluate whether plasma and white blood cells (WBCs) are interchangeable biomarker sources and to identify circulating plasma-based microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers for an early detection of PD. We profiled plasma miRNA levels in 99 L-dopa-treated PD patients from two independent data collections, in ten drug-naïve PD patients, and in unaffected controls matched by sex and age...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539709/multipathway-integrated-adjustment-mechanism-of-glycyrrhiza-triterpenes-curing-gastric-ulcer-in-rats
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Ying Wang, Shuai Wang, Yongrui Bao, Tianjiao Li, Xin Chang, Guanlin Yang, Xiansheng Meng
BACKGROUND: Gastric ulcer is a common chronic disease in human digestive system, which is difficult to cure, easy to relapse, and endangers human health seriously. Compared with western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine has a unique advantage in improving the general situation, stablizing medical condition, and with little side effects. Glycyrrhiza known as "king of all the medicine", has a range of pharmacological activities and is commonly used in a variety of proprietary Chinese medicines and formulations...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539530/active-form-of-vitamin-d-ameliorates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-alleviating-oxidative-stress-in-a-high-fat-diet-rat-model
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Chong-Gui Zhu, Ya-Xin Liu, Hao Wang, Bao-Ping Wang, Hui-Qi Qu, Bao-Li Wang, Mei Zhu
The purpose of this study was to determine whether treatment using the active form of vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D3) could protect against high-fat diet (HFD)-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in rats and ameliorate oxidative stress. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups and treated with standard chow, HFD, or HFD plus intraperitoneal injection of 1,25(OH)2D3 (5 μg/kg body weight, twice per week), respectively, for 16 weeks. Serum lipid profiles, hepatic function, intrahepatic lipid, and calcium levels were determined...
May 23, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539291/-beneficial-effect-of-periodontal-therapy-on-insulin-resistance-and-lipid-metabolism-in-obese-rats-with-periodontitis
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Qiao-Xue Chai, Su-Lan Zhong, Jia Ni, Lei Chen, Lei Zhou, Jin-Cai Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of periodontal therapy in controlling periodontitis and on insulin resistance and lipid metabolism in obese rats with periodontitis. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into normal group (group C), obese group (group O), periodontitis combined with obesity group (group P) and periodontal treatment group (group T). The obese rats in groups P and T were subjected to ligation of the maxillary second molar with silk thread to induce experimental periodontitis, and the rats in group T received periodontal therapy after the ligation...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537888/high-expression-of-mir-493-5p-positively-correlates-with-clinical-prognosis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-targeting-oncogene-itgb1
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Zhu Liang, Rui Kong, Zhan He, Li-Yao Lin, Shan-Shan Qin, Chun-Yuan Chen, Zhan-Qiang Xie, Fei Yu, Guo-Qian Sun, Chun-Guang Li, Da Fu, Geng-Xi Jiang, Jie Chen, Yu-Shui Ma
Increasing evidence supports that microRNA (miRNA)-mediated gene regulation plays a significant functional role in cancer progression. To investigate the expression and clinical significance of ITGB1 in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the expression levels of ITGB1 in NSCLC tissues and human normal lung tissues were analyzed in silico using genes microarray, KEGG pathway and hierarchical clustering analysis followed by validation with quantitative RT-PCR. Our results showed that ITGB1 was upregulated in NSCLC tissues when compared with normal lung tissues...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537681/rlip76-silencing-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-melanoma-cell-line-a375
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N Liu, C-H Du
OBJECTIVE: RLIP76 is a stress-responsive membrane protein regulating multiple cellular signaling pathways and is overexpressed in a number of malignant tumor cells. The aim of this study is to test whether the RLIP76 plays a critical role in cellular growth, apoptosis, cell cycle distribution and chemoresistance in melanoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, human melanoma cell line A375 was stably transfected with an RLIP76-targeted shRNA-containing vector to investigate the role of RLIP76 in cellular function...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536558/temperature-and-oxidative-stress-as-triggers-for-virulence-gene-expression-in-pathogenic-leptospira-spp
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Tricia Fraser, Paul D Brown
Leptospirosis is a zooanthroponosis aetiologically caused by pathogenic bacteria belonging to the genus, Leptospira. Environmental signals such as increases in temperatures or oxidative stress can trigger response regulatory modes of virulence genes during infection. This study sought to determine the effect of temperature and oxidative stress on virulence associated genes in highly passaged Leptospira borgpeterseneii Jules and L. interrogans Portlandvere. Bacteria were grown in EMJH at 30°C, 37°C, or at 30°C before being transferred to 37°C...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535648/-effect-of-%C3%AE-40p53-isoform-on-enhancing-the-pro-apoptotic-function-of-p53-in-tumor-cells
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B S Wang, H W Zhao, L X Qiao, J Q Shan, Q S Hou, D X Chen, H L Guo
Objective: To investigate the effect of Δ40p53, an alternative spliced isoform of p53 lacking the N-ter minus, on the pro-apoptotic function of p53. Methods: The wild-type p53 was ectopically expressed in HCT116-p53(-/-) (endogenous Δ40p53 expression), HCT116-p53(+ /+) (wild-type p53) and H1299 (p53-null) cells by adenoviral delivery, while Δ40p53 plasmid were transfected into these cells to overexpress Δ40p53. The levels of Δ40p53 and p53 mRNA were detected by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and quantitative PCR...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535514/mir-129-5p-inhibits-proliferation-and-invasion-of-chondrosarcoma-cells-by-regulating-sox4-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Peng Zhang, Jifeng Li, Yuze Song, Xiao Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recently, microRNAs (miRNA) have been identified as novel regulators in Chondrosarcoma (CHS). This study was aimed to identify the roles of miR-129-5p-5p in regulation of SOX4 and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, as well as cell proliferation and apoptosis in chondrosarcomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tissue samples were obtained from chondrosarcoma patients. Immunohistochemistry, real-time quantitative RT-PCR (RT-qPCR) and western blot analysis were performed to detect the expressions of miR-129-5p and SOX4...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535274/development-of-carbapenem-resistance-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-is-associated-with-oprd-polymorphisms-particularly-the-amino-acid-substitution-at-codon-170
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Jwu-Ching Shu, An-Jing Kuo, Lin-Hui Su, Tsui-Ping Liu, Ming-Hsun Lee, I-Ning Su, Tsu-Lan Wu
Objectives: Pan-susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PSPA) clinical isolates carrying an OprD with loop 7 shortening (the group-1A allele) were found to rapidly develop carbapenem resistance under continuous selection pressure. We further studied whether OprD polymorphisms are associated with the potential to develop carbapenem resistance. Methods: OprD amino acid sequences of 126 PSPA clinical isolates were analysed to determine their STs using P. aeruginosa strain PAO1 as the control strain...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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