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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223437/long-term-administration-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-improves-post-myocardial-infarction-cardiac-remodeling-in-mice-by-regulating-macrophage-polarization
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Masayuki Takamura, Keisuke Kurokawa, Hiroshi Ootsuji, Oto Inoue, Hikari Okada, Ayano Nomura, Shuichi Kaneko, Soichiro Usui
BACKGROUND: Consumption of n-3 fatty acids reduces the incidence of cardiovascular mortality in populations that consume diets rich in fish oil. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an n-3 fatty acid known to reduce the frequency of nonfatal coronary events; however, the frequency of mortality after myocardial infarction (MI) is not reduced. The aims of this study were to determine whether long-term administration of EPA regulated cardiac remodeling after MI and to elucidate the underlying therapeutic mechanisms of EPA...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212548/branched-chain-amino-acids-prevent-hepatic-fibrosis-and-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-mouse-model
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Kai Takegoshi, Masao Honda, Hikari Okada, Riuta Takabatake, Naoto Matsuzawa-Nagata, Jean S Campbell, Masashi Nishikawa, Tetsuro Shimakami, Takayoshi Shirasaki, Yoshio Sakai, Taro Yamashita, Toshinari Takamura, Takuji Tanaka, Shuichi Kaneko
Oral supplementation with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA; leucine, isoleucine, and valine) in patients with liver cirrhosis potentially suppresses the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and improves event-free survival. However, the detailed mechanisms of BCAA action have not been fully elucidated. BCAA were administered to atherogenic and high-fat (Ath+HF) diet-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) model mice. Liver histology, tumor incidence, and gene expression profiles were evaluated. Ath+HF diet mice developed hepatic tumors at a high frequency at 68 weeks...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208796/recent%C3%A2-trends%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-marine%C3%A2-phycotoxins%C3%A2-from%C3%A2-australian%C3%A2-coastal%C3%A2-waters
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Penelope Ajani, D Tim Harwood, Shauna A Murray
Phycotoxins, which are produced by harmful microalgae and bioaccumulate in the  marine food web, are of growing concern for Australia. These harmful algae pose a threat to  ecosystem and human health, as well as constraining the progress of aquaculture, one of the fastest  growing food sectors in the world. With better monitoring, advanced analytical skills and an  increase in microalgal expertise, many phycotoxins have been identified in Australian coastal  waters in recent years...
February 9, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190658/validity-and-reliability-of-a-self-administered-food-frequency-questionnaire-for-the-jphc-study-the-assessment-of-amino-acid-intake
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Chika Okada, Hiroyasu Iso, Junko Ishihara, Koutatsu Maruyama, Norie Sawada, Shoichiro Tsugane
BACKGROUND: The Japanese database of food amino acid composition was revised in 2010 after a 24-year interval. To examine the impact of the 2010 revision compared with that of the 1986 revision, we evaluated the validity and reliability of amino acid intakes assessed using a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). METHODS: A FFQ including 138 food items was compared with 7-day dietary records, completed during each distinct season, to assess validity and administered twice at approximately a 1-year interval, to assess reliability...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175288/a-rapid-nmr-based-method-for-discrimination-of-strain-specific-cell-wall-teichoic-acid-structures-reveals-a-third-backbone-type-in-lactobacillus-plantarum
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Satoru Tomita, Naoto Tanaka, Sanae Okada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130847/calmodulin-and-atp-support-the-activity-of-cav1-2-channel-through-dynamic-interactions-with-the-channel
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Etsuko Minobe, Masayuki X Mori, Masaki Kameyama
Calmodulin (CaM) plays a critical role in regulation of Cav1.2 Ca(2+) channels. CaM binds to the channel directly, maintaining channel activity and regulating it in a Ca(2+) -dependent manner. To explore the molecular mechanisms, we compared the activity of the wildtype channel (α1C) and mutant derivatives, C-terminal deleted (α1C∆) and α1C∆ linked to CaM (α1C∆CaM). These were co-expressed with β2a and α2δ subunit in HEK293 cells. In the inside-out mode, α1C and α1C∆ showed minimal open-probabilities in a basic internal solution (run-down), whereas α1C∆ with CaM and α1C∆CaM maintained detectable channel activity, confirming that CaM was necessary, but not sufficient, for channel activity...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123341/downregulation-of-lipin-1-induces-insulin-resistance-by-increasing-intracellular-ceramide-accumulation-in-c2c12-myotubes
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Shujuan Huang, Suling Huang, Xi Wang, Qingli Zhang, Jia Liu, Ying Leng
Dysregulation of lipid metabolism in skeletal muscle is involved in the development of insulin resistance. Mutations in lipin-1, a key lipid metabolism regulator leads to significant systemic insulin resistance in fld mice. However, the function of lipin-1 on lipid metabolism and insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle is still unclear. Herein we demonstrated that downregulation of lipin-1 in C2C12 myotubes by siRNA transfection suppressed insulin action, characterized by reduced insulin stimulated Akt phosphorylation and glucose uptake...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119948/successful-endoscopic-management-of-non-healing-perforated-duodenal-ulcer-with-polyglycolic-acid-sheet-and-fibrin-glue
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Tsuyoshi Mishiro, Kotaro Shibagaki, Kayo Matsuda, Chika Fukuyama, Mayumi Okada, Hironobu Mikami, Daisuke Izumi, Noritsugu Yamashita, Eiko Okimoto, Naoki Fukuda, Masahito Aimi, Nobuhiko Fukuba, Naoki Oshima, Toshihiro Takanashi, Takeshi Matsubara, Norihisa Ishimura, Shunji Ishihara, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
In recent years, treatment techniques in which polyglycolic acid sheets are applied to various situations with fibrin glue have exhibited great clinical potential, and previous studies have reported safety and efficacy. We describe closure of a non-healing perforated duodenal ulcer with the use of a polyglycolic acid sheet and fibrin glue in an elderly patient who was not a candidate for surgery.
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118524/a-multi-national-arab-genome-wide-association-study-identifies-new-genetic-associations-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Richa Saxena, Robert M Plenge, Andrew C Bjonnes, Hassan S Dashti, Yukinori Okada, Wessam Gad El Haq, Mohammed Hammoudeh, Samar Al Emadi, Basel K Masri, Hussein Halabi, Humeira Badsha, Imad W Uthman, Lauren Margolin, Namrata Gupta, Ziyad R Mahfoud, Marianthi Kapiri, Soha R Dargham, Grace Aranki, Layla A Kazkaz, Thurayya Arayssi
OBJECTIVE: Genetic factors underlying susceptibility to Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in Arab populations are largely unknown. We undertook a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of RA to explore generalizability of previously reported RA loci to Arabs and to discover new Arab-specific genetic loci. METHODS: The Genetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis in some Arab States Study is designed to examine the genetics and clinical features of RA patients from Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates...
January 24, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090315/chronic-mucocutaneous-candidiasis-disease-associated-with-inborn-errors-of-il-17-immunity
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Satoshi Okada, Anne Puel, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Masao Kobayashi
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) is characterized by recurrent or persistent infections affecting the nails, skin and oral and genital mucosae caused by Candida spp., mainly Candida albicans. CMC is an infectious phenotype in patients with inherited or acquired T-cell deficiency. Patients with autosomal-dominant (AD) hyper IgE syndrome (HIES), AD signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) gain-of-function, autosomal-recessive (AR) deficiencies in interleukin (IL)-12 receptor β1 (IL-12Rβ1), IL-12p40, caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 9 (CARD9) or retinoic acid-related orphan receptor γT (RORγT) or AR autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) develop CMC as a major infectious phenotype that is categorized as Syndromic CMC...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089692/in%C3%A2-vitro-bioaccessibility-of-the-marine-biotoxins-okadaic-acid-dinophysistoxin-2-and-their-7-o-acyl-fatty-acid-ester-derivatives-in-raw-and-steamed-shellfish
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Diana Manita, Ricardo N Alves, Ana Catarina Braga, Fabiola H S Fogaça, António Marques, Pedro Reis Costa
Okadaic acid (OA), Dinophysistoxins (DTX1 and DTX2) and their acyl-derivatives (DTX3) are marine toxins responsible for the human diarrhetic shellfish poisoning. To date the amount of toxins ingested from consumption of shellfish has been considered equal to the amount of toxins available for uptake by the human body. The aim of this study is to assess the OA, DTX2 and DTX3 fractions released from raw and steamed mussels and cockles into the digestive fluids (bioaccessibility) using a static in vitro digestion model...
January 12, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073524/distribution-occurrence-and-biotoxin-composition-of-the-main-shellfish-toxin-producing-microalgae-within-european-waters-a-comparison-of-methods-of-analysis
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Sara E McNamee, Linda K Medlin, Jessica Kegel, Gary R McCoy, Robin Raine, Lucia Barra, Maria Valeria Ruggiero, Wiebe H C F Kooistra, Marina Montresor, Johannes Hagstrom, Eva Perez Blanco, Edna Graneli, Francisco Rodríguez, Laura Escalera, Beatriz Reguera, Simon Dittami, Bente Edvardsen, Joe Taylor, Jane M Lewis, Yolanda Pazos, Christopher T Elliott, Katrina Campbell
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a natural global phenomena emerging in severity and extent. Incidents have many economic, ecological and human health impacts. Monitoring and providing early warning of toxic HABs are critical for protecting public health. Current monitoring programmes include measuring the number of toxic phytoplankton cells in the water and biotoxin levels in shellfish tissue. As these efforts are demanding and labour intensive, methods which improve the efficiency are essential. This study compares the utilisation of a multitoxin surface plasmon resonance (multitoxin SPR) biosensor with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and analytical methods such as high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for toxic HAB monitoring efforts in Europe...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073509/harmful-effects-of-dinophysis-to-the-ciliate-mesodinium-rubrum-implications-for-prey-capture
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Luiz L Mafra, Satoshi Nagai, Hajime Uchida, Camila P S Tavares, Bruno P Escobar, Toshiyuki Suzuki
Toxigenic Dinophysis spp. are obligate mixotrophic dinoflagellates that require a constant supply of prey-Mesodinium rubrum-to achieve long-term growth by means of kleptoplasty. Mesodinium rubrum is, however, a fast moving, jumping ciliate exhibiting an effective escape response from suspensivorous predators. In the present study, a series of laboratory experiments evaluating the motility and survival of M. rubrum in the presence of Dinophysis cells and/or substances contained in their culture medium was designed, in order to assess the mechanisms involved in prey capture by Dinophysis spp...
November 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073504/distribution-of-dinophysis-species-and-their-association-with-lipophilic-phycotoxins-in-plankton-from-the-argentine-sea
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Elena Fabro, Gastón O Almandoz, Martha Ferrario, Urban Tillmann, Allan Cembella, Bernd Krock
Dinophysis is a cosmopolitan genus of marine dinoflagellates, considered as the major proximal source of diarrheic shellfish toxins and the only producer of pectenotoxins (PTX). From three oceanographic expeditions carried out during autumn, spring and late summer along the Argentine Sea (∼38-56°S), lipophilic phycotoxins were determined by liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in size-fractionated plankton samples. Lipophilic toxin profiles were associated with species composition by microscopic analyses of toxigenic phytoplankton...
November 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068557/cordycepin-inhibits-migration-of-human-glioblastoma-cells-by-affecting-lysosomal-degradation-and-protein-phosphatase-activation
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Dueng-Yuan Hueng, Ching-Hsuan Hsieh, Yu-Chen Cheng, Wen-Chiuan Tsai, Ying Chen
Cordycepin, a nucleoside-derivative-isolated form Cordyceps militaris, has been reported to suppress tumor cell proliferation and cause apoptosis. This study investigates the effect of cordycepin on the migration of human glioblastoma cells. Cordycepin suppressed the migration of the human glioblastoma cell lines U87MG and LN229 in transwell and wound healing assays. Cordycepin decreased protein expression of integrin α1, focal adhesion kinase (FAK), p-FAK, paxillin and p-paxillin. The lysosomal inhibitor NH4Cl blocked the ability of cordycepin to inhibit focal adhesion protein expression and glioma cell migration...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067270/osmyc2-an-essential-factor-for-ja-inductive-sakuranetin-production-in-rice-interacts-with-myc2-like-proteins-that-enhance-its-transactivation-ability
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Satoshi Ogawa, Koji Miyamoto, Keiichirou Nemoto, Tatsuya Sawasaki, Hisakazu Yamane, Hideaki Nojiri, Kazunori Okada
Biosynthesis of sakuranetin, a flavonoid anti-fungal phytoalexin that occurs in rice, is highly dependent on jasmonic acid (JA) signalling and induced by a variety of environmental stimuli. We previously identified OsNOMT, which encodes naringenin 7-O-methyltransferase (NOMT); NOMT is a key enzyme for sakuranetin production. Although OsNOMT expression is induced by JA treatment, the regulation mechanism that activates the biosynthetic pathway of sakuranetin has not yet been elucidated. In this study, we show that JA-inducible basic helix-loop-helix transcriptional factor OsMYC2 drastically enhances the activity of the OsNOMT promoter and is essential for JA-inducible sakuranetin production...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030862/a-comparative-study-of-a-new-class-of-gastric-acid-suppressant-agent-named-vonoparazan-versus-esomeprazole-for-the-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori
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Masahiro Tsujimae, Hiroshi Yamashita, Hiroki Hashimura, Chise Kano, Keiko Shimoyama, Atsushi Kanamori, Kei Matsumoto, Akio Koizumi, Kenji Momose, Takaaki Eguchi, Takumi Fukuchi, Mikio Fujita, Akihiko Okada
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori eradication rates have decreased worldwide. Gastric acid inhibition during treatment is important to eradicate these bacteria successfully. A new potassium-competitive acid blocker, vonoprazan (VPZ), has been shown to achieve high eradication rates in a previous randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of VPZ for H. pylori eradication. METHODS: A total of 874 patients were enrolled; 431 received esomeprazole (EPZ) and 443 received VPZ...
2016: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027514/egfr-independent-elk1-cip2a-signalling-mediates-apoptotic-effect-of-an-erlotinib-derivative-td52-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Chun-Yu Liu, Tzu-Ting Huang, Chun-Teng Huang, Ming-Hung Hu, Duen-Shian Wang, Wan-Lun Wang, Wen-Chun Tsai, Chia-Han Lee, Ka-Yi Lau, Hsiu-Ping Yang, Ming-Huang Chen, Chung-Wai Shiau, Ling-Ming Tseng, Kuen-Feng Chen
OBJECTIVES: Cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A) has emerged as a therapeutic determinant mediating the anti-cancer effects of several new agents. We investigated the efficacy and mechanism of TD52, an erlotinib derivative with minimal p-EGFR inhibition but significant CIP2A downregulation, in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells. METHODS: TNBC lines were used for in vitro studies. Cell apoptosis was examined by flow cytometry and Western blot...
February 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011069/alanine-scanning-mutagenesis-of-human-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-1-to-estimate-loss-or-gain-of-function-variants
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Reiko Kagawa, Ryoji Fujiki, Miyuki Tsumura, Sonoko Sakata, Shiho Nishimura, Yuval Itan, Xiao-Fei Kong, Zenichiro Kato, Hidenori Ohnishi, Osamu Hirata, Satoshi Saito, Maiko Ikeda, Jamila El Baghdadi, Aziz Bousfiha, Kaori Fujiwara, Matias Oleastro, Judith Yancoski, Laura Perez, Silvia Danielian, Fatima Ailal, Hidetoshi Takada, Toshiro Hara, Anne Puel, Stéphanie Boisson-Dupuis, Jacinta Bustamante, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Osamu Ohara, Satoshi Okada, Masao Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Germline heterozygous mutations in human signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) can cause loss of function (LOF), as in patients with Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial diseases, or gain of function (GOF), as in patients with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. LOF and GOF mutations are equally rare and can affect the same domains of STAT1, especially the coiled-coil domain (CCD) and DNA-binding domain (DBD). Moreover, 6% of patients with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis with a GOF STAT1 mutation have mycobacterial disease, obscuring the functional significance of the identified STAT1 mutations...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003434/gene-cloning-recombinant-expression-purification-and-characterization-of-l-methionine-decarboxylase-from-streptomyces-sp-590
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Masaya Hayashi, Akane Okada, Kumiko Yamamoto, Tomomi Okugochi, Chika Kusaka, Daizou Kudou, Michiko Nemoto, Junko Inagaki, Yuu Hirose, Toshihide Okajima, Takashi Tamura, Kenji Soda, Kenji Inagaki
l-Methionine decarboxylase (MetDC) from Streptomyces sp. 590 depends on pyridoxal 5'-phosphate and catalyzes the non-oxidative decarboxylation of l-methionine to produce 3-methylthiopropylamine and carbon dioxide. MetDC gene (mdc) was determined to consist of 1,674 bp encoding 557 amino acids, and the amino acid sequence is similar to that of l-histidine decarboxylases and l-valine decarboxylases from Streptomyces sp. strains. The mdc gene was cloned and recombinant MetDC was heterologously expressed by Escherichia coli The purification of recombinant MetDC was carried out by DEAE-Toyopearl and Ni-NTA agarose column chromatography...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Biochemistry
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