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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351238/telomeres-implications-for-cancer-development
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Aina Bernal, Laura Tusell
Telomeres facilitate the protection of natural ends of chromosomes from constitutive exposure to the DNA damage response (DDR). This is most likely achieved by a lariat structure that hides the linear telomeric DNA through protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions. The telomere shortening associated with DNA replication in the absence of a compensatory mechanism culminates in unmasked telomeres. Then, the subsequent activation of the DDR will define the fate of cells according to the functionality of cell cycle checkpoints...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351213/cyclin-b3-deficiency-impairs-germline-stem-cell-maintenance-and-its-overexpression-delays-cystoblast-differentiation-in-drosophila-ovary
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Dongsheng Chen, Lijuan Zhou, Fuling Sun, Mingzhong Sun, Xiaoqian Tao
It is well known that cyclinB3 (cycB3) plays a key role in the control of cell cycle progression. However, whether cycB3 is involved in stem cell fate determination remains unknown. The Drosophila ovary provides an exclusive model for studying the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that modulate the fate of germline stem cells (GSCs). Here, using this model, we show that DrosophilacycB3 plays a new role in controlling the fate of germline stem cells (GSC). Results from cycB3 genetic analyses demonstrate that cycB3 is intrinsically required for GSC maintenance...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351018/the-behavior-and-reproductive-physiology-of-a-solitary-progressive-provisioning-vespid-wasp-evidence-for-a-solitary-cycle-origin-of-reproductive-castes
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Hans C Kelstrup, Klaus Hartfelder, Tiago Falcon Lopes, Theresa C Wossler
The emergence of queens and workers from solitary antecedents mark a major evolutionary transition in the history of life. The solitary progressive provisioning wasp Synagris cornuta, a member of the subfamily Eumeninae (basal to eusocial vespid wasps), alternates between behavioral states characterized as queenlike and worker-like. Akin to a queen in eusocial wasps, a S. cornuta female initiates construction of a cell into which she oviposits and then, similar to a worker, cares for the brood as it develops...
February 2018: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350920/crystal-structures-and-human-leukemia-cell-apoptosis-inducible-activities-of-parthenolide-analogues-isolated-from-piptocoma-rufescens
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Yulin Ren, Judith C Gallucci, Xinxin Li, Lichao Chen, Jianhua Yu, A Douglas Kinghorn
The molecular structures of three parthenolide analogues, (-)-goyazensolide (1), (-)-15-deoxygoyazensolide (2), and (-)-ereglomerulide (3), isolated from the leaves of Piptocoma rufescens in a previous study were determined by X-ray analysis, and the absolute configuration of (-)-goyazensolide (1) was confirmed crystallographically using Cu Kα radiation at low temperature. Compounds 1-3, (+)-rufesolide A (4), and commercial parthenolide were found to be growth inhibitory toward MOLM-13 and EOL-1 human acute myeloid leukemia cells using PKC412 (midostaurin) as the positive control, with 1-3 being more active than parthenolide...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350527/shuttle-suppression-by-polymer-sealed-graphene-coated-polypropylene-separator
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Xuewu Ou, Yanzi Yu, Ruizhe Wu, Abhishek Tyagi, Minghao Zhuang, Yao Ding, Irfan Haider Abidi, Heng-An Wu, Feng-Chao Wang, Zhengtang Luo
"Shuttle effect" of lithium polysulfides (LiPS) leads to poor performance and short cycle life of Li-S battery, thus limiting their practical application. We demonstrate here that after coating polypropylene (PP) separator with a continuous monolayer graphene, the "shuttle effect" can be significantly suppressed by limiting the passage of long chain LiPS. The graphene/PP separator can be further modified by sealing the big holes or pores on graphene with in situ polymerized nylon-66, via an interfacial polymerization reaction between diamine and adipoyl chloride supplied by the aqueous and oil phase, respectively from each side of the membrane...
January 19, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350526/folding-graphene-film-yields-high-areal-energy-storage-in-lithium-ion-batteries
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Bin Wang, Jaegeon Ryu, Sungho Choi, Gyujin Song, Dongki Hong, Chihyun Hwang, Xiong Chen, Bo Wang, Wei Li, Hyun-Kon Song, Soojin Park, Rodney S Ruoff
We show that a high energy density can be achieved in a practical manner with freestanding electrodes without using conductive carbon, binders, and current collectors. We made and used a folded graphene composite electrode designed for a high areal capacity anode. The traditional thick graphene composite electrode, such as made by filtering graphene oxide to create a thin film and reducing it such as through chemical or thermal methods, has sluggish reaction kinetics. Instead, we have made and tested a thin composite film electrode that was folded several times using a water-assisted method; it provides a continuous electron transport path in the fold regions and introduces more channels between the folded layers, which significantly enhances the electron/ion transport kinetics...
January 19, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350052/protective-mechanisms-of-6-gingerol-in-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-chronic-ulcerative-colitis-in-mice
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B O Ajayi, I A Adedara, E O Farombi
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a relapsing and remitting inflammatory disease of the colon, with an increasing incidence worldwide. 6-Gingerol (6G) is a bioactive constituent of Zingiber officinale, which has been reported to possess various biological activities. This study was designed to evaluate the role of 6G in chronic UC. Chronic UC was induced in mice by three cycles of 2.5% dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) in drinking water. Each cycle consisted of 7 days of 2.5% DSS followed by 14 days of normal drinking water...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350034/probing-the-complexities-of-structural-changes-in-layered-oxide-cathode-materials-for-li-ion-batteries-during-fast-charge-discharge-cycling-and-heating
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Enyuan Hu, Xuelong Wang, Xiqian Yu, Xiao-Qing Yang
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery (LIB) is the most promising energy storage system to power electric vehicles with high energy density and long cycling life. However, in order to meet customers' demands for fast charging, the power performances of current LIBs need to be improved. From the cathode aspect, layer-structured cathode materials are widely used in today's market and will continue to play important roles in the near future. The high rate capability of layered cathode materials during charging and discharging is critical to the power performance of the whole cell and the thermal stability is closely related to the safety issues...
January 19, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349707/piperazine-clubbed-with-2-azetidinone-derivatives-suppresses-proliferation-migration-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-cervical-cancer-hela-cells-through-oxidative-stress-mediated-intrinsic-mitochondrial-pathway
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Rashmin Khanam, Raj Kumar, Iram Iqbal Hejazi, Syed Shahabuddin, Ramovatar Meena, Vikrant Jayant, Prabhat Kumar, Abdul Roouf Bhat, Fareeda Athar
Piperazine scaffolds or 2-azetidinone pharmacophores have been reported to show anti-cancer activities and apoptosis induction in different types of cancer cells. However, the mechanistic studies involve in induction of apoptosis addressing these two moieties for human cervical cancer cells remain uncertain. The present study emphasizes on the anti-proliferating properties and mechanism involved in induction of apoptosis for these structurally related azoles derivatives in HeLa cancer cells. 1-Phenylpiperazine clubbed with 2-azetidione derivatives (5a-5h) were synthesized, characterized using various spectroscopic techniques and evaluated for their in-vitro anti-proliferative activities and induction of apoptosis...
January 18, 2018: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349583/enhanced-production-of-phenolic-acids-in-cell-suspension-culture-of-salvia-leriifolia-benth-using-growth-regulators-and-sucrose
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Masoomeh Modarres, Sedigheh Esmaeilzadeh Bahabadi, Mohammad Ehsan Taghavizadeh Yazdi
Salvia leriifolia Benth. (Lamiaceae) is an endangered medicinal plant with hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Many of the beneficial effects of Salvia spp. are attributed to the phenolic compounds. In the present study, an efficient procedure has been developed for establishment of cell suspension culture of S. leriifolia as a strategy to obtain an in vitro phenolic acids producing cell line for the first time. The effect of growth regulators and various concentrations of sucrose have been analyzed, to optimize biomass growth and phenolic acids production...
January 18, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349500/exogenous-h2s-switches-cardiac-energy-substrate-metabolism-by-regulating-sirt3-expression-in-db-db-mice
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Yu Sun, Zhiliang Tian, Ning Liu, Linxue Zhang, Zhaopeng Gao, Xiaojiao Sun, Miao Yu, Jichao Wu, Fan Yang, Yajun Zhao, Huan Ren, He Chen, Dechao Zhao, Yan Wang, Shiyun Dong, Changqing Xu, Fanghao Lu, Weihua Zhang
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is involved in diverse physiological functions, such as anti-hypertension, anti-proliferation, regulating ATP synthesis, and reactive oxygen species production. Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) is a NAD + -dependent deacetylase that regulates mitochondrial energy metabolism. The role of H2S in energy metabolism in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) may be related to regulate SIRT3 expression; however, this role remains to be elucidated. We hypothesized that exogenous H2S could switch cardiac energy metabolic substrate preference by lysine acetylation through promoting the expression of SIRT3 in cardiac tissue of db/db mice...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349490/auto-aggregation-properties-of-a-novel-aerobic-denitrifier-enterobacter-sp-strain-fl
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Xia Wang, Qiang An, Bin Zhao, Jin Song Guo, Yuan Sheng Huang, Meng Tian
Enterobacter sp. strain FL was newly isolated from activated sludge and exhibited significant capability of auto-aggregation as well as aerobic denitrification. The removal efficiencies of NO3--N, total nitrogen (TN), and TOC by strain FL in batch culture reached 94.6, 63.9, and 72.5% in 24 h, respectively. The production of N2O and N2 in the presence of oxygen demonstrated the occurrence of aerobic denitrification. The auto-aggregation index of strain FL reached 54.3%, suggesting a high tendency that the cells would agglomerate into aggregates...
January 18, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349105/draft-genome-sequence-of-brevibacterium-epidermidis-ez-k02-isolated-from-nitrocellulose-contaminated-wastewater-environments
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Elvira E Ziganshina, Waleed S Mohammed, Swapnil P Doijad, Elena I Shagimardanova, Natalia E Gogoleva, Ayrat M Ziganshin
Brevibacterium spp. are aerobic, nonbranched, asporogenous, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria which may exhibit a rod-coccus cycle when cells get older and can be found in various environments. ​Several Brevibacterium species have industrial importance and are capable of biotransformation of various contaminants. Here we describe the draft genome sequence of Brevibacterium epidermidis EZ-K02 isolated from nitrocellulose-contaminated wastewater environments. The genome comprises 3,885,924 bp, with a G + C content of 64...
April 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348890/adoptive-immunotherapy-shows-encouraging-benefit-on-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Binghao Zhao, Wenxiong Zhang, Dongliang Yu, Jianjun Xu, Yiping Wei
Although adoptive immunotherapy (AIT) is a novel emerging target treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), its actual efficacy remains controversial. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of AIT for NSCLC. We systematically searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Medline, and Web of Science for relevant parallel randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and high-quality observation studies of AIT without any language restrictions. Two investigators reviewed all the texts and extracted information regarding overall survival rate (OS), progression-free survival rate (PFS), objective response rate (ORR), and disease control rate (DCR) from eligible studies; sensitivity analyses and subgroup analyses were also conducted to reduce heterogeneity Of 319 suitable studies, 15 studies (13 RCTs and 2 observation studies) involving 1684 patients were finally included...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348875/radiosensitization-of-the-pi3k-inhibitor-hs-173-through-reduction-of-dna-damage-repair-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Jung Hee Park, Kyung Hee Jung, Soo Jung Kim, Zhenghuan Fang, Hong Hua Yan, Mi Kwon Son, Juyoung Kim, Yeo Wool Kang, Ji Eun Lee, Boreum Han, Joo Han Lim, Soon-Sun Hong
Activation of PI3K/AKT pathway occurs frequently in tumors and is correlated with radioresistance. The PI3K/AKT pathway can be an important target for improvement of radiotherapy. Although adding of chemotherapy to radiation therapy regimen enhances survival in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer, more effective therapies for increasing radiosensitivity are urgently needed. In this study, we investigated whether the novel PI3K inhibitor HS-173 could attenuate radiation-induced up-regulation of DNA damage repair processes and assessed its efficacy as a radio- and chemo-sensitizer...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348853/3d-cultivation-of-nsclc-cell-lines-induce-gene-expression-alterations-of-key-cancer-associated-pathways-and-mimic-in-vivo-conditions
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Gabriele Gamerith, Johannes Rainer, Julia M Huber, Hubert Hackl, Zlatko Trajanoski, Stefan Koeck, Edith Lorenz, Johann Kern, Reinhard Kofler, Jens M Kelm, Heinz Zwierzina, Arno Amann
This work evaluated gene expression differences between a hanging-drop 3D NSCLC model and 2D cell cultures and their in-vivo relevance by comparison to patient-derived data from The Cancer Genome Atlas. Gene expression of 2D and 3D cultures for Colo699 and A549 were assessed using Affymetrix HuGene 1.0 ST gene chips. Biostatistical analyses tested for reproducibility, comparability and significant differences in gene expression profiles between cell lines, experiments and culture methods. The analyses revealed a high interassay correlation within specific culture systems proving a high validity...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348843/actein-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-bladder-cancer-by-potentiating-ros-jnk-and-inhibiting-akt-pathways
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Lu Ji, Bing Zhong, Xi Jiang, Fei Mao, Gang Liu, Bin Song, Cheng-Yuan Wang, Yong Jiao, Jiang-Ping Wang, Zhi-Bin Xu, Xing Li, Bo Zhan
Human bladder cancer is a common genitourinary malignant cancer worldwide. However, new therapeutic strategies are required to overcome its stagnated survival rate. Triterpene glycoside Actein (ACT), extracted from the herb black cohosh, suppresses the growth of human breast cancer cells. Our study attempted to explore the role of ACT in human bladder cancer cell growth and to reveal the underlying molecular mechanisms. We found that ACT significantly impeded the bladder cancer cell proliferation via induction of G2/M cycle arrest...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348833/gold-nanoparticles-as-a-potent-radiosensitizer-in-neutron-therapy
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Eun Ho Kim, Mi-Sook Kim, Hyo Sook Song, Seung Hoon Yoo, Sei Sai, Kwangzoo Chung, Jiwon Sung, Youn Kyoung Jeong, YunHui Jo, Myonggeun Yoon
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of gold nanoparticles as radiosensitizer for use in neutron therapy against hepatocellular carcinoma. The hepatocellular carcinoma cells lines Huh7 and HepG2 were irradiated with γ and neutron radiation in the presence or absence of gold nanoparticles. Effects were evaluated by transmission electron microscopy, cell survival, cell cycle, DNA damage, migration, and invasiveness. Gold nanoparticles significantly enhanced the radiosensitivity of Huh7 and HepG2 cells to γ-rays by 1...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348830/inactivation-deficiency-of-dhodh-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-programed-cell-death-in-melanoma
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Lichao Liu, Zhen Dong, Qian Lei, Jie Yang, Huanrong Hu, Qian Li, Yacong Ji, Leiyang Guo, Yanli Zhang, Yaling Liu, Hongjuan Cui
Malignant melanoma (MM) is one of the most malignant tumors and has a very poor prognosis. However, there are no effective drugs to treat this disease. As a kind of iron flavin dependent enzyme, dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH, EC 1.3.3.1) is the fourth and a key enzyme in the de novo biosynthesis of pyrimidines. Herein, we found that DHODH inactivation/deficiency inhibited melanoma cell proliferation, induced cell cycle arrest at S phase and lead to autophagy in human melanoma cells. Meanwhile, leflunomide treatment induced cell apoptosis and deficiency of DHODH sensitized cells to drug-induced apoptosis in BCL-2 deficient melanoma cells, while not in BCL-2 abundant melanoma cells...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348829/roflumilast-restores-camp-pka-creb-signaling-axis-for-ftmt-mediated-tumor-inhibition-of-ovarian-cancer
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Shipeng Gong, Yongning Chen, Fanliang Meng, Yadi Zhang, Huan Wu, Fei Wu
The abrogation of cAMP generation by overexpression of PDE isoforms promotes the inflammatory pathology, and the PDE inhibitors have showed the potential anti-inflammation effects in clinical. However, the function of PDE inhibitors in cancer treatment remains unclear. We here investigated the role of PDE4 inhibitor Roflumilast in the treatment of ovarian cancer. We found that Roflumilast could effectively inhibit the proliferation, and induce apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in two ovarian cancer cell lines OVCAR3 and SKOV3...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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