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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141210/pfclpc-is-an-essential-clp-chaperone-required-for-plastid-integrity-and-clp-protease-stability-in-plasmodium-falciparum
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Anat Florentin, David W Cobb, Jillian D Fishburn, Michael J Cipriano, Paul S Kim, Manuel A Fierro, Boris Striepen, Vasant Muralidharan
The deadly malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum contains a nonphotosynthetic plastid, known as the apicoplast, that functions to produce essential metabolites, and drugs that target the apicoplast are clinically effective. Several prokaryotic caseinolytic protease (Clp) genes have been identified in the Plasmodium genome. Using phylogenetic analysis, we focused on the Clp members that may form a regulated proteolytic complex in the apicoplast. We genetically targeted members of this complex and generated conditional mutants of the apicoplast-localized PfClpC chaperone and PfClpP protease...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138493/suppression-of-srcap-chromatin-remodelling-complex-and-restriction-of-lymphoid-lineage-commitment-by-pcid2
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Buqing Ye, Benyu Liu, Liuliu Yang, Guanling Huang, Lu Hao, Pengyan Xia, Shuo Wang, Ying Du, Xiwen Qin, Pingping Zhu, Jiayi Wu, Nobuo Sakaguchi, Junyan Zhang, Zusen Fan
Lymphoid lineage commitment is an important process in haematopoiesis, which forms the immune system to protect the host from pathogen invasion. However, how multipotent progenitors (MPP) switch into common lymphoid progenitors (CLP) or common myeloid progenitors (CMP) during this process remains elusive. Here we show that PCI domain-containing protein 2 (Pcid2) is highly expressed in MPPs. Pcid2 deletion in the haematopoietic system causes skewed lymphoid lineage specification. In MPPs, Pcid2 interacts with the Zinc finger HIT-type containing 1 (ZNHIT1) to block Snf2-related CREBBP activator protein (SRCAP) activity and prevents the deposition of histone variant H2A...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137648/lesr-is-a-novel-upstream-regulator-that-controls-downstream-clp-expression-to-modulate-antibiotic-hsaf-biosynthesis-and-cell-aggregation-in-lysobacter-enzymogenes-oh11
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Huiyong Xu, Ruping Wang, Yangyang Zhao, Zheng Qing Fu, Guoliang Qian, Fengquan Liu
BACKGROUND: Heat-stable antifungal factor (HSAF) is a polycyclic tetramate macrolactam secondary metabolite that exhibits broad-spectrum inhibitory activities against filamentous fungal pathogens. The native yield of this chemical is low. It is also a great challenge to synthesize HSAF artificially, due to its complex structure. Understanding the regulatory mechanism underlying HSAF biosynthesis could provide genetic basis for engineering high HSAF-producing strain. The transcription factor Clp is a global regulator that controls bacterial pathogenicity and the expression of one hundred related genes in the phytopathogenic bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv...
November 14, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136027/expression-of-toll-like-receptors-tlrs-in-the-lungs-of-an-experimental-sepsis-mouse-model
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Anargyros Bakopoulos, Alkistis Kapelouzou, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Michalis Katsimpoulas, Dimitrios Schizas, Chrysostomos Aravanis, Evaggelos Balafas, Manolis Mavroidis, Kitty Pavlakis, Anastasios Machairas, Theodore Liakakos
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a condition characterized by high mortality rates and often accompanied by multiple-organ dysfunction. During sepsis, respiratory system may be affected and possibly result in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Toll-like receptors (TLRs), as a first line defense against invading pathogens, seem to be highly expressed in septic states. Therefore, expression of TLRs in the lungs of a sepsis animal model could indicate the involvement of the respiratory system and appear as a severity index of the clinical course...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135737/effect-of-long-term-use-of-facemask-with-miniplate-on-maxillary-protraction-in-patients-with-cleft-lip-and-palate
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Sung Woon On, Seung-Hak Baek, Jin-Young Choi
The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the effect of a long-term use of facemask with miniplate (FM-MP) on maxillary protraction in cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients. The subjects were 21 CLP patients (16 unilateral CLP and 5 bilateral CLP patients), who were treated with identical lip and palate surgical method and FM-MP therapy performed by single surgeon and single orthodontist. Lateral cephalogram was taken before (T1; mean age, 11.1 years) and after maxillary protraction (T2; mean age, 16...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132107/removal-of-phosphate-from-water-by-lanthanum-modified-zeolites-obtained-from-fly-ash
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Joanna Goscianska, Magdalena Ptaszkowska-Koniarz, Marcin Frankowski, Malgorzata Franus, Rafal Panek, Wojciech Franus
The possibility and effectiveness of removal of phosphate from aqueous solutions with the use of new low-cost synthetic zeolites obtained from fly ash and modified with lanthanum, was studied. Physicochemical properties of the zeolites were characterized by different techniques such as X-ray diffraction, low-temperature nitrogen sorption and scanning electron microscopy. It has been established that lanthanum is preferentially located in the zeolites channels and cages, which is related to the ion-exchange method of modification...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129755/phylogenetic-analysis-predicts-structural-divergence-for-proteobacterial-clpc-proteins
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Justin M Miller, Hamza Chaudhary, Justin D Marsee
Regulated proteolysis is required in all organisms for the removal of misfolded or degradation-tagged protein substrates in cellular quality control pathways. The molecular machines that catalyze this process are known as ATP-dependent proteases with examples that include ClpAP and ClpCP. Clp/Hsp100 subunits form ring-structures that couple the energy of ATP binding and hydrolysis to protein unfolding and subsequent translocation of denatured protein into the compartmentalized ClpP protease for degradation...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127663/poly-i-c-priming-exacerbates-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-induced-polymicrobial-sepsis-in-mice
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Deepika Sharma, Ankit Malik, Nandakumar Packiriswamy, Michael D Steury, Narayanan Parameswaran
Sepsis continues to be a major healthcare issue with one of the highest mortality rates in intensive care units. Toll-like receptors are pattern recognition receptors that are intricately involved in the pathogenesis of sepsis. TLR3 is a major receptor for double-stranded RNA and is largely associated with immunity to viral infection. In this study, we examined the role of TLR3 priming in the immunopathology of sepsis using cecal-ligation and puncture (CLP) model of sepsis in mice. Mice injected with vehicle or poly(I:C) were subjected to sham or CLP surgery and various parameters of sepsis, including mortality, inflammation, and bacterial clearance were assessed...
November 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127203/receptor-for-advanced-glycation-endproducts-mediates-sepsis-triggered-amyloid-%C3%AE-accumulation-tau-phosphorylation-and-cognitive-impairment
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Juciano Gasparotto, Carolina S Girardi, Nauana Somensi, Camila T Ribeiro, José C F Moreira, Monique Michels, Beatriz Sonai, Mariane Rocha, Amanda V Steckert, Tatiana Barichello, João Quevedo, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, Daniel P Gelain
Patients recovering from sepsis have higher rates of CNS morbidities associated with long-lasting impairment of cognitive functions, including neurodegenerative diseases. However, the molecular etiology of these sepsis-induced impairments is unclear. Here, we investigated the role of the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) in neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration-associated changes, and cognitive dysfunction arising after sepsis recovery. Adult Wistar rats underwent cecal ligation and perforation (CLP), and serum and brain (hippocampus and prefrontal cortex) samples were obtained at days 1, 15, and 30 after the CLP...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125933/can-use-of-rigid-fixation-after-consolidation-benefit-cleft-patients-following-distraction-osteogenesis
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Reza Tabrizi, Kemal Tumer, Shervin Shafiei, Ashkan Rashad
PURPOSE: The stability of distraction osteogenesis (DO) is an important issue in maxillary advancement for patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP). The aim of this study was to evaluate postoperative stability in patients with and without internal fixation after removing maxillary distraction devices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial assessed patients with CLP who needed maxillary advancement greater than 6 mm; they were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125932/pathogenesis-of-cleft-palate-in-robin-sequence-observations-from-prenatal-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Cory M Resnick, Judy A Estroff, Tessa D Kooiman, Carly E Calabrese, Maarten J Koudstaal, Bonnie L Padwa
PURPOSE: The etiology of the palatal cleft in Robin sequence (RS) is unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess the position of the fetal tongue at prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to suggest a potential relation between tongue position and development of the cleft palate seen in most patients with RS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective case-and-control study including fetuses with prenatal MRIs performed in the authors' center from 2002 to 2017...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124805/identification-of-16q21-as-a-modifier-of-nonsyndromic-orofacial-cleft-phenotypes
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Jenna C Carlson, Jennifer Standley, Aline Petrin, John R Shaffer, Azeez Butali, Carmen J Buxó, Eduardo Castilla, Kaare Christensen, Frederic W-D Deleyiannis, Jacqueline T Hecht, L Leigh Field, Ariuntuul Garidkhuu, Lina M Moreno Uribe, Natsume Nagato, Ieda M Orioli, Carmencita Padilla, Fernando Poletta, Satoshi Suzuki, Alexandre R Vieira, George L Wehby, Seth M Weinberg, Terri H Beaty, Eleanor Feingold, Jeffrey C Murray, Mary L Marazita, Elizabeth J Leslie
Orofacial clefts (OFCs) are common, complex birth defects with extremely heterogeneous phenotypic presentations. Two common subtypes-cleft lip alone (CL) and CL plus cleft palate (CLP)-are typically grouped into a single phenotype for genetic analysis (i.e., CL with or without cleft palate, CL/P). However, mounting evidence suggests there may be unique underlying pathophysiology and/or genetic modifiers influencing expression of these two phenotypes. To this end, we performed a genome-wide scan for genetic modifiers by directly comparing 450 CL cases with 1,692 CLP cases from 18 recruitment sites across 13 countries from North America, Central or South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa...
November 10, 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124567/dimethyl-fumarate-modulates-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-organs-after-sepsis-in-rats
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Amanda Della Giustina, Sandra Bonfante, Graciela Freitas Zarbato, Lucinéia Gainski Danielski, Khiany Mathias, Aloir Neri de Oliveira, Leandro Garbossa, Taise Cardoso, Maria Eduarda Fileti, Raquel Jaconi De Carli, Mariana Pereira Goldim, Tatiana Barichello, Fabricia Petronilho
Sepsis is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction induced by a disrupted host response to infecting pathogens. Evidences suggest that oxidative stress is intrinsically related to sepsis progression. Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is a novel oral therapeutic agent with anti-oxidant properties which exerts protective effects through activation of nuclear factor erythroid 2 (NFE2)-related factor 2 (Nrf2). Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of DMF in different organs of rats submitted to an animal model of sepsis...
November 9, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123608/the-effects-of-microrna-34a-regulating-notch-1-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Yun Ge, Man Huang, Yue-Feng Ma
BACKGROUND: Notch-1/NF-κB signaling plays a key role in the cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis. This study aims to investigate the intervention effects of microRNA-34a (miR-34a) lentivirus regulating Notch-1/NF-κB signaling pathway on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). METHODS: HUVEC were divided into four groups as the following: they were infected with negative control lentivirus (NC group) or miR-34a lentivirus (OE group); LPS (1 μg/mL) was added on the third day on the basis of NC group and OE group for 24 hours (NC+LPS group or OE+LPS group)...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118715/differential-regulation-of-thyroid-hormone-metabolism-target-genes-during-non-thyoidal-illness-syndrome-triggered-by-fasting-or-sepsis-in-adult-mice
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Klaus N Fontes, Adriana Cabanelas, Flavia F Bloise, Cherley Borba Vieira de Andrade, Luana L Souza, Marianna Wilieman, Isis H Trevenzoli, Lais C Agra, Johnatas D Silva, Christianne Bandeira-Melo, Pedro L Silva, Patricia R M Rocco, Tania M Ortiga-Carvalho
Fasting and sepsis induce profound changes in thyroid hormone (TH) central and peripheral metabolism. These changes affect TH action and are called the non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS). To date, it is still debated whether NTIS represents an adaptive response or a real hypothyroid state at the tissue level. Moreover, even though it has been considered the same syndrome, we hypothesized that fasting and sepsis induce a distinct set of changes in thyroid hormone metabolism. Herein, we aimed to evaluate the central and peripheral expression of genes involved in the transport (MCT8/Slc16a2 and MCT10/Slc16a10), metabolism (Dio1, Dio2, and Dio3) and action (Thra and Thrb) of TH during NTIS induced by fasting or sepsis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115544/hur-induces-inflammatory-responses-in-huvecs-and-murine-sepsis-via-binding-to-hmgb1
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Jian Wang, Ling Zhao, Yong Li, Shunyi Feng, Guangxin Lv
The aim of the present study was to explore the roles of human antigen R (HuR) in sepsis. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analyses demonstrated that overexpression of HuR increased the expression of high‑mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). HMGB1 was investigated as a potential target of HuR through bioinformatics and RNA‑immunoprecipitation assays. Furthermore, treatment with HuR small interfering (si)RNA suppressed the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑mediated release of HMGB1 and reduced HMGB1‑mediated hyperpermeability and leukocyte migration in HUVECs and in septic mice...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115392/the-inhibition-of-myd88-and-trif-signaling-serve-equivalent-roles-in-attenuating-myocardial-deterioration-due-to-acute-severe-inflammation
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Min-Zhi Ouyang, Dan Zhou, Yun Zhu, Ming Zhang, Ling Li
Myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) and Toll or interleukin-1 receptor-domain-containing adaptor-inducing interferon-β (IFN-β) (TRIF) are two pivotal downstream adaptors of Toll-like receptors. Activation of MyD88 or TRIF signaling in cardiac immune pathology of severe inflammation negatively influences heart function. In the present study, severe septic cardiac injury was induced in C57BL/6 mice by cecum ligation and puncture (CLP). A total of 64 mice were divided randomly into the following four groups (n=16/group; 8 for observation of survival rate, 8 for heart sample analysis): Sham, CLP, anti-MyD88-CLP and anti-TRIF-CLP...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110154/rx-207-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-protein-interaction-with-glycosaminoglycans-smigs-reduces-experimentally-induced-inflammation-and-increases-survival-rate-in-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-clp-induced-sepsis
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Stefan Juhas, Nicholas Harris, Gabriela Il'kova, Pavol Rehák, Ferenc Zsila, Faina Yurgenzon Kogan, Orly Lahmy, Regina Zhuk, Paul Gregor, Juraj Koppel
The fused quinazolinone derivative, RX-207, is chemically and functionally related to small molecule inhibitors of protein binding to glycosaminoglycans (SMIGs). Composed of a planar aromatic amine scaffold, it inhibits protein binding to glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). RX-207 reduced neutrophil migration in thioglycollate-induced peritonitis (37%), inhibited carrageenan-induced paw edema (32%) and cerulein-induced pancreatitis (28%), and increased animal survival in the mouse model of cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis (60%)...
November 6, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107333/granzyme-b-disrupts-central-metabolism-and-protein-synthesis-in-bacteria-to-promote-an-immune-cell-death-program
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Farokh Dotiwala, Sumit Sen Santara, Andres Ariel Binker-Cosen, Bo Li, Sriram Chandrasekaran, Judy Lieberman
Human cytotoxic lymphocytes kill intracellular microbes. The cytotoxic granule granzyme proteases released by cytotoxic lymphocytes trigger oxidative bacterial death by disrupting electron transport, generating superoxide anion and inactivating bacterial oxidative defenses. However, they also cause non-oxidative cell death because anaerobic bacteria are also killed. Here, we use differential proteomics to identify granzyme B substrates in three unrelated bacteria: Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Mycobacteria tuberculosis...
October 25, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104729/mitochondria-targeted-antioxidants-skq1-and-mitotempo-failed-to-exert-a-long-term-beneficial-effect-in-murine-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Pia Rademann, Adelheid Weidinger, Susanne Drechsler, Andras Meszaros, Johannes Zipperle, Mohammad Jafarmadar, Sergiu Dumitrescu, Ara Hacobian, Luisa Ungelenk, Franziska Röstel, Jozsef Kaszaki, Andrea Szabo, Vladimir P Skulachev, Michael Bauer, Soheyl Bahrami, Sebastian Weis, Andrey V Kozlov, Marcin F Osuchowski
Mitochondrial-derived reactive oxygen species have been deemed an important contributor in sepsis pathogenesis. We investigated whether two mitochondria-targeted antioxidants (mtAOX; SkQ1 and MitoTEMPO) improved long-term outcome, lessened inflammation, and improved organ homeostasis in polymicrobial murine sepsis. 3-month-old female CD-1 mice (n = 90) underwent cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) and received SkQ1 (5 nmol/kg), MitoTEMPO (50 nmol/kg), or vehicle 5 times post-CLP. Separately, 52 SkQ1-treated CLP mice were sacrificed at 24 h and 48 h for additional endpoints...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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