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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454076/the-biological-basis-of-treating-jaw-discrepancies-an-interplay-of-mechanical-forces-and-skeletal-configuration
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Konstantinos Karamesinis, Efthimia K Basdra
Jaw discrepancies and malrelations affect a large proportion of the general population and their treatment is of utmost significance for individuals' health and quality of life. The aim of their therapy is the modification of aberrant jaw development mainly by targeting the growth potential of the mandibular condyle through its cartilage, and the architectural shape of alveolar bone through a suture type of structure, the periodontal ligament. This targeted treatment is achieved via external mechanical force application by using a wide variety of intraoral and extraoral appliances...
February 14, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453720/cytotoxic-effect-of-chlorpyrifos-is-associated-with-activation-of-nrf-2-ho-1-system-and-inflammatory-response-in-tongue-of-male-wistar-rats
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Norhan M El-Sayed, Amal A M Ahmed, Manar A A Selim
Repeated administration of chlorpyrifos (CPF), an organophosphate pesticide, can increase the risk of oral cytotoxicity. The current study was designed to assess the mechanism by which CPF mediates its cytotoxic effect on lingual mucosa of rats. Twenty-four male Wistar rats were used in the present study and divided into three groups: group I: healthy rats (negative control), group II: rats treated with CPF 1/40 LD50 (3.375 mg/kg, orally/daily) for 28 days, group III: rats treated with CPF 1/10 LD50 (13.5 mg/kg, orally/daily) for 28 days...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453332/step-wise-evolution-of-complex-chemical-defenses-in-millipedes-a-phylogenomic-approach
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Juanita Rodriguez, Tappey H Jones, Petra Sierwald, Paul E Marek, William A Shear, Michael S Brewer, Kevin M Kocot, Jason E Bond
With fossil representatives from the Silurian capable of respiring atmospheric oxygen, millipedes are among the oldest terrestrial animals, and likely the first to acquire diverse and complex chemical defenses against predators. Exploring the origin of complex adaptive traits is critical for understanding the evolution of Earth's biological complexity, and chemical defense evolution serves as an ideal study system. The classic explanation for the evolution of complexity is by gradual increase from simple to complex, passing through intermediate "stepping stone" states...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453124/exploring-the-function-of-bacterial-chemotaxis
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Jerome Wong-Ng, Antonio Celani, Massimo Vergassola
Bacterial chemotaxis is a classical subject: our knowledge of its molecular pathway has grown very detailed, and experimental observations, as well as mathematical models of the dynamics of chemotactic populations, have a history of several decades. This should not lead to the conclusion that only minor details are left to be understood. Indeed, it is believed that bacterial chemotaxis is under selection for efficiency, yet the underlying functional forces remain largely unknown. These aspects are discussed here by the presentation of illustrative examples related to the role of adaptation and signal integration...
February 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452392/pbrit-gene-prioritization-by-correlating-functional-and-phenotypic-annotations-through-integrative-data-fusion
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Ajay Anand Kumar, Lut Van Laer, Maaike Alaerts, Amin Ardeshirdavani, Yves Moreau, Kris Laukens, Bart Loeys, Geert Vandeweyer, Inanc Birol
Motivation: Computational gene prioritization can aid in disease gene identification. Here, we propose pBRIT (prioritization using Bayesian Ridge regression and Information Theoretic model), a novel adaptive and scalable prioritization tool, integrating Pubmed abstracts, Gene Ontology, Sequence similarities, Mammalian and Human Phenotype Ontology, Pathway, Interactions, Disease Ontology, Gene Association database and Human Genome Epidemiology database, into the prediction model.We explore and address effects of sparsity and inter-feature dependencies within annotation sources, and the impact of bias towards specific annotations...
February 14, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452237/a-redox-sensitive-signaling-pathway-mediates-pro-angiogenic-effect-of-chlordecone-via-estrogen-receptor-activation
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Eid Alabed Alibrahim, Ramaroson Andriansitohaina, Kévin Hardonnière, Raffaella Soleti, Sébastien Faure, Gilles Simard
AIM: Chlordecone is able to induce pro-angiogenic effect through an estrogen receptor (ERα) pathway involving NO release and VEGF. The present study aimed to determine the molecular mechanisms by which chlordecone promotes angiogenesis in human endothelial cells. RESULTS: High but not low concentration of chlordecone increased mitochondrial respiratory capacity and mitochondrial DNA content in endothelial cells. The ROS scavenger MnTMPyP was able to prevent the increase of both VEGF expression and capillary length induced by chlordecone...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451178/involvement-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-liver-fibrosis
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Kangkang Yu, Qian Li, Guangfeng Shi, Ning Li
Fibrosis of the liver is an inherent wound healing response to chronic liver injury. Regeneration of liver epithelium and restoration of normal liver structure were generally involved in this process. Although the liver has a striking capacity to adapt to damage through tissue repair, excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix during this process often leads to scar tissue formation and subsequent fibrosis. Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) enables a polarized epithelial cell to undergo multiple changes biochemically and to bear a mesenchymal cell phenotype...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450785/the-role-of-the-alternative-pathway-of-complement-activation-in-glomerular-diseases
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Emilia Łukawska, Magdalena Polcyn-Adamczak, Zofia I Niemir
The complement system (CS) has recently been recognized as a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity that constitutes a very complex mechanism controlling the clearance of pathogens, cellular debris, and immune complexes. Out of three known pathways of complement activation, the alternative pathway (AP) plays a critical role in host defense by amplifying the complement response, independently of initiation pathway and continuously maintaining low-level activity in a process called 'thick-over.' A key molecule of the CS is C3, in which the AP is constantly activated...
February 15, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450619/immediate-response-mechanisms-of-gram-negative-solvent-tolerant-bacteria-to-cope-with-environmental-stress-cis-trans-isomerization-of-unsaturated-fatty-acids-and-outer-membrane-vesicle-secretion
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Christian Eberlein, Thomas Baumgarten, Stephan Starke, Hermann J Heipieper
Bacteria have evolved an array of adaptive mechanisms enabling them to survive and grow in the presence of different environmental stresses. These mechanisms include either modifications of the membrane or changes in the overall energy status, cell morphology, and cell surface properties. Long-term adaptations are dependent on transcriptional regulation, the induction of anabolic pathways, and cell growth. However, to survive sudden environmental changes, bacterial short-term responses are essential to keep the cells alive after the occurrence of an environmental stress factor such as heat shock or the presence of toxic organic solvents...
February 15, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449845/regulation-of-c-type-lectin-receptor-mediated-antifungal-immunity
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Juan Tang, Guoxin Lin, Wallace Y Langdon, Lijian Tao, Jian Zhang
Of all the pathogen recognition receptor families, C-type lectin receptor (CLR)-induced intracellular signal cascades are indispensable for the initiation and regulation of antifungal immunity. Ongoing experiments over the last decade have elicited diverse CLR functions and novel regulatory mechanisms of CLR-mediated-signaling pathways. In this review, we highlight novel insights in antifungal innate and adaptive-protective immunity mediated by CLRs and discuss the potential therapeutic strategies against fungal infection based on targeting the mediators in the host immune system...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449612/ixr1-regulates-ribosomal-gene-transcription-and-yeast-response-to-cisplatin
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Ángel Vizoso-Vázquez, Mónica Lamas-Maceiras, M Isabel González-Siso, M Esperanza Cerdán
Ixr1 is a Saccharomyces cerevisiae HMGB protein that regulates the hypoxic regulon and also controls the expression of other genes involved in the oxidative stress response or re-adaptation of catabolic and anabolic fluxes when oxygen is limiting. Ixr1 also binds with high affinity to cisplatin-DNA adducts and modulates DNA repair. The influence of Ixr1 on transcription in the absence or presence of cisplatin has been analyzed in this work. Ixr1 regulates other transcriptional factors that respond to nutrient availability or extracellular and intracellular stress stimuli, some controlled by the TOR pathway and PKA signaling...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449326/fatty-acid-synthase-mediates-egfr-palmitoylation-in-egfr-mutated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Azhar Ali, Elena Levantini, Jun Ting Teo, Julian Goggi, John G Clohessy, Chan Shuo Wu, Leilei Chen, Henry Yang, Indira Krishnan, Olivier Kocher, Junyan Zhang, Ross A Soo, Kishore Bhakoo, Tan Min Chin, Daniel G Tenen
Metabolic reprogramming is widely known as a hallmark of cancer cells to allow adaptation of cells to sustain survival signals. In this report, we describe a novel oncogenic signaling pathway exclusively acting in mutated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with acquired tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) resistance. Mutated EGFR mediates TKI resistance through regulation of the fatty acid synthase (FASN), which produces 16-C saturated fatty acid palmitate. Our work shows that the persistent signaling by mutated EGFR in TKI-resistant tumor cells relies on EGFR palmitoylation and can be targeted by Orlistat, an FDA-approved anti-obesity drug...
February 15, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448940/comparative-analysis-of-alfalfa-medicago-sativa-l-leaf-transcriptomes-reveals-genotype-specific-salt-tolerance-mechanisms
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Yunting Lei, Yuxing Xu, Christian Hettenhausen, Chengkai Lu, Guojing Shen, Cuiping Zhang, Jing Li, Juan Song, Honghui Lin, Jianqiang Wu
BACKGROUND: Soil salinity is an important factor affecting growth, development, and productivity of almost all land plants, including the forage crop alfalfa (Medicago sativa). However, little is known about how alfalfa responds and adapts to salt stress, particularly among different salt-tolerant cultivars. RESULTS: Among seven alfalfa cultivars, we found that Zhongmu-1 (ZM) is relatively salt-tolerant and Xingjiang Daye (XJ) is salt-sensitive. Compared to XJ, ZM showed slower growth under low-salt conditions, but exhibited stronger tolerance to salt stress...
February 15, 2018: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448173/enhancement-of-uvb-induced-dna-damage-repair-after-a-chronic-low-dose-uvb-pre-stimulation
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Marie-Catherine Drigeard Desgarnier, Patrick J Rochette
Absorption of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation by DNA leads to the formation of the highly mutagenic cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD). The mutagenicity of CPD is caused, in part, by the fact that their recognition and repair by the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway is challenging and slow. It has been previously shown that a pre-stimulation with genotoxic agents improve NER efficiency of CPD, indicating a potential adaptive response of this repair pathway. We have pre-treated human dermal fibroblasts with repeated subletal low doses of UVB (chronic low-dose of UVB; CLUV) to determine whether it could enhance NER capacity to repair CPD...
January 31, 2018: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448153/projecting-future-climate-change-impacts-on-heat-related-mortality-in-large-urban-areas-in-china
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Ying Li, Ting Ren, Patrick L Kinney, Andrew Joyner, Wei Zhang
Global climate change is anticipated to raise overall temperatures and has the potential to increase future mortality attributable to heat. Urban areas are particularly vulnerable to heat because of high concentrations of susceptible people. As the world's largest developing country, China has experienced noticeable changes in climate, partially evidenced by frequent occurrence of extreme heat in urban areas, which could expose millions of residents to summer heat stress that may result in increased health risk, including mortality...
February 12, 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447837/analyses-of-the-molecular-mechanisms-associated-with-salinity-adaption-of-trachidermus-fasciatus-through-combined-itraq-based-proteomics-and-rna-sequencing-based-transcriptomics
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Qian Ma, Xinfu Liu, Wenrong Feng, Shufang Liu, Zhimeng Zhuang
Osmoregulation mechanism underlying acclimation and adaptation of migratory fish to different salinities has been studied for decades. Recently developed transcriptomic and proteomic techniques would make it possible to provide more reliable data to decipher the mechanism study at a molecular level. Here in this study, an integrative analysis of the kidney-specific transcriptome and proteome was performed to identify important regulators and pathways involved in salinity adaption of roughskin sculpin (Trachidermus fasciatus)...
February 12, 2018: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447208/species-specific-regulation-of-angiogenesis-by-glucocorticoids-reveals-contrasting-effects-on-inflammatory-and-angiogenic-pathways
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Ruth Morgan, John Keen, Daniel Halligan, Alan O'Callaghan, Ruth Andrew, Dawn Livingstone, Amber Abernethie, Giorgia Maltese, Brian Walker, Patrick Hadoke
Glucocorticoids are potent inhibitors of angiogenesis in the rodent in vivo and in vitro but the mechanism by which this occurs has not been determined. Administration of glucocorticoids is used to treat a number of conditions in horses but the angiogenic response of equine vessels to glucocorticoids and, therefore, the potential role of glucocorticoids in pathogenesis and treatment of equine disease, is unknown. This study addressed the hypothesis that glucocorticoids would be angiostatic both in equine and murine blood vessels...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447016/tgf-b1-or-hypoxia-enhance-glucose-metabolism-and-lactate-production-via-hif1a-signaling-in-tendon-cells
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Katie J Sikes, Jun Li, Shu-Guang Gao, Quan Shen, John D Sandy, Anna Plaas, Vincent M Wang
Healthy tendons are maintained in homeostasis through controlled usage of glucose for energy and redox equilibrium. Tendon cell stress imposed by overuse injury or vascular insufficiency is accompanied by activation of wound healing pathways which facilitate an adaptive response and the restoration of homeostasis. To understand this response at the gene expression level we have studied the in vivo effects of injected TGF-β1 in a murine model of tendinopathy, as well as treatment of murine tendon explants with either TGF-β1 or hypoxia in vitro...
February 15, 2018: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446733/current-understanding-of-inflammatory-responses-in-acute-kidney-injury
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Chao Hu, Yue Sheng, Zhijian Qian
Acute kidney injury has been a tough complex with increased mortality and morbidity. Inflammatory responses, including innate and adaptive immune responses, involve in the initiation and development of acute kidney injury, especially under the ischemic circumstances. Tubular cells and distinct immune cell subgroups play a critical role in the pathogenesis of inflammation. Current gene therapies show their benefits in renal repair. Here, we reviewed the renal inflammatory infiltration, inflammatory mediators, oxidative stress and potential signaling pathways, which give rise to the kidney diseases, in the mechanism of acute kidney injury...
February 13, 2018: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446495/the-role-of-cobra-like-2-function-as-part-of-the-complex-network-of-interacting-pathways-regulating-arabidopsis-seed-mucilage-polysaccharide-matrix-organization
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Daniela Ben-Tov, Anat Idan-Molakandov, Anat Hugger, Ilan Ben-Shlush, Markus Günl, Bo Yang, Björn Usadel, Smadar Harpaz-Saad
The production of hydrophilic mucilage along the course of seed coat epidermal cell differentiation is a common adaptation in angiosperms. Previous studies identified COBRA-LIKE 2 (COBL2), a member of the COBRA-LIKE gene family, as a novel component required for crystalline cellulose deposition in seed coat epidermal cells. In recent years, Arabidopsis seed coat epidermal cells (SCEs), also called mucilage secretory cells, have emerged as a powerful model system for the study of plant cell wall components biosynthesis, secretion, assembly and de-muro modification...
February 15, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
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