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Pei-Yi Su et al.
Journal of virology, 89(8), 4527-4538 (2015-02-13)
Because the pathogenesis of enterovirus 71 (EV71) remains mostly ambiguous, identifying the factors that mediate viral binding and entry to host cells is indispensable to ultimately uncover the mechanisms that underlie virus infection and pathogenesis. Despite the identification of several
Hyunjung Min et al.
Molecular brain, 8, 23-23 (2015-04-17)
The innate immune response plays an important role in the pathogenesis of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Recent studies have shown that Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) is involved in the innate immune response in various neurological diseases, yet neither its role in
Sonam Gupta et al.
Mutation research. Genetic toxicology and environmental mutagenesis, 778, 22-36 (2015-03-03)
The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of the neurotoxins 6-hydroxydopamine and lipopolysaccharide on astrocytes. Rat astrocyte C6 cells were treated with different concentration of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)/lipopolysaccharides (LPS) for 24 h. Both neurotoxins significantly decreased the viability of
Albert T Hsu et al.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.), 44(2), 128-136 (2015-05-27)
Primed neutrophils that are capable of releasing matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) into the circulation are thought to play a significant role in the pathophysiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We hypothesized that direct measurement of plasma MMP-9 activity may be
Tridib K Goswami et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 43(31), 11988-11999 (2014-06-28)
Ferrocene-conjugated copper(ii) complexes [Cu(Fc-aa)(aip)](ClO4) () and [Cu(Fc-aa)(pyip)](ClO4) () of l-amino acid reduced Schiff bases (Fc-aa), 2-(9-anthryl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline (aip) and 2-(1-pyrenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline (pyip), where Fc-aa is ferrocenylmethyl-l-tyrosine (Fc-Tyr in , ), ferrocenylmethyl-l-tryptophan (Fc-Trp in , ) and ferrocenylmethyl-l-methionine (Fc-Met in , ), were
Md Shahinoor Islam et al.
The Science of the total environment, 541, 238-246 (2015-09-28)
Naphthenic acids (NAs) found in oil sands process-affected waters (OSPW) have known environmental toxicity and are resistant to conventional wastewater treatments. The granular activated carbon (GAC) biofilm treatment process has been shown to effectively treat OSPW NAs via combined adsorption/biodegradation
Ana Moraga et al.
Journal of neuroinflammation, 12, 87-87 (2015-05-11)
Aging is not just a risk factor of stroke, but it has also been associated with poor recovery. It is known that stroke-induced neurogenesis is reduced but maintained in the aged brain. However, there is no consensus on how neurogenesis
M Jovanović Krivokuća et al.
Placenta, 36(2), 150-159 (2014-12-23)
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is expressed by villous and extravillous cytotrophoblast. This study was aimed to investigate functional relevance of MIF for human trophoblast. MIF mRNA and protein were documented in cytotrophoblast (CT) and extravillous trophoblast cell line HTR-8/SVneo
Brianna Pomeroy et al.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology, 167(1-2), 22-29 (2015-07-15)
During late gestation the bovine immune system is less capable of eliciting inflammatory responses and eliminating invading pathogens. The maternal immune system is directed toward tolerance in order to prevent fetal rejection due to recognition of paternal antigens. In humans
José Patricio Casanova et al.
Behavioural brain research, 296, 70-77 (2015-09-01)
A growing body of evidence suggests that learned fear may be related to the function of the interoceptive insular cortex. Using an auditory fear conditioning paradigm in rats, we show that the inactivation of the posterior insular cortex (pIC), the
Wen-Cheng Huang et al.
Food & function, 6(8), 2550-2560 (2015-06-23)
Propionibacterium acnes is a key pathogen involved in acne inflammation. Wild bitter melon (WBM, Momordica charantia L. var. abbreviate Seringe) is consumed as both a vegetable and as folk medicine in Taiwan. We examined the inhibitory activity of the total
Marie C Hogan et al.
BMC nephrology, 16, 190-190 (2015-11-19)
Glomerular diseases are potentially fatal, requiring aggressive interventions and close monitoring. Urine is a readily-accessible body fluid enriched in molecular signatures from the kidney and therefore particularly suited for routine clinical analysis as well as development of non-invasive biomarkers for
Tobias Weber et al.
Journal of immunology research, 2015, 561814-561814 (2015-11-26)
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) have evolved as a new class of potent cancer therapeutics. We here report on the development of ADCs with specificity for the B-cell lineage specific (surface) antigen CD22 being expressed in the majority of hematological malignancies. As
Valéryane Dupuis-Maurin et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0118551-e0118551 (2015-03-05)
Deregulated expression of oncogenes or transcription factors such as specificity protein 1 (Sp1) is observed in many human cancers and plays a role in tumor maintenance. Paradoxically in untransformed cells, Sp1 overexpression induces late apoptosis but the early intrinsic response
M Miranda et al.
FEBS letters, 588(24), 4815-4824 (2014-12-03)
The post-translational palmitoylation of WNT morphogens is critical for proper signaling during embryogenesis and adult homeostasis. The addition of palmitoyl groups to WNT proteins is catalyzed by Porcupine (PORCN). However, the Wnt amino acid residues required for recognition and palmitoylation
Leilei Wang et al.
Developmental and comparative immunology, 52(2), 202-214 (2015-06-07)
The C1q domain containing (C1qDC) proteins are a family of proteins possessing globular C1q (gC1q) domains, and they rely on this domain to recognize various ligands such as PAMPs, immunoglobulins, ligands on apoptotic cell. In the present study, a novel
Maria K Magnusson et al.
Journal of Crohn's & colitis, 9(1), 56-65 (2014-12-18)
The cellular mechanisms leading to infliximab therapy response in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are incompletely known. We therefore investigated early effects of infliximab therapy on monocytes and associated chemokines linked to clinical therapy response in UC patients. Blood and
Thais Helena Gasparoto et al.
PloS one, 9(9), e107170-e107170 (2014-10-01)
Chronic inflammation affects most stages of tumorigenesis, including initiation, promotion, malignant differentiation, invasion and metastasis. Inflammasomes have been described as involved with persistent inflammation and are known to exert both pro and antitumour effects. We evaluated the influence of apoptosis-associated
Nagappanpillai Adarsh et al.
Analytical chemistry, 86(18), 9335-9342 (2014-08-26)
With an objective to develop optical probes for biologically important anions and neutral molecules, we synthesized three novel NIR absorbing aza-BODIPY derivatives, 3a-3c, and have systematically tuned their photophysical properties by changing the peripheral substitution. A profound red-shift was observed
Robby Engelmann et al.
Rheumatology (Oxford, England), 54(3), 545-553 (2014-09-07)
The prevention of bone resorption and subsequent joint destruction is one of the main challenges in the treatment of patients suffering from RA. Various mechanisms have previously been described that contribute to bone resorption in tightly defined cohorts. Here we
Emmely E Treffers et al.
Proteomics, 15(13), 2267-2280 (2015-03-13)
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arthropod-borne reemerging human pathogen that generally causes a severe persisting arthritis. Since 2005, the virus has infected millions of people during outbreaks in Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Asia, and South/Central America. Many steps of the
Qi Yin et al.
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, 11(10), 1764-1775 (2015-10-28)
The clinical success of anthracyclines-containing chemotherapy for breast cancer is mainly restricted by cardiac damage and the development of multidrug resistance (MDR). For efficient reversal of drug resistance, doxorubicin (DOX) loaded multifunctional bioreducible micelles were constructed from a new amphiphilic
Luisa M Villar et al.
Annals of neurology, 76(2), 231-240 (2014-06-10)
To identify a biomarker distinguishing patients who, despite a primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) clinical course, may nonetheless benefit from immune therapy. The presence or absence of both immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgM oligoclonal bands (OCB) was blindly examined in
Ying Zhang et al.
Biomaterials, 64, 88-97 (2015-07-01)
Autologous stem cells are a promising cell source for cartilage regeneration; however, cell replicative senescence and joint posttraumatic inflammation provide challenges in bringing this treatment modality to fruition. In this study, we hypothesized that preconditioning with p38 MAPK inhibitor (sb203580)
Jian Wu et al.
Cell research, 25(5), 621-633 (2015-04-25)
Programmed cell death (PCD) is of fundamental importance to development and defense in animals and plants. In plants, a well-recognized form of PCD is hypersensitive response (HR) triggered by pathogens, which involves the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and
Hadas Cohen-Dvashi et al.
Journal of virology, 89(15), 7584-7592 (2015-05-15)
Lassa virus is a notorious human pathogen that infects many thousands of people each year in West Africa, causing severe viral hemorrhagic fevers and significant mortality. The surface glycoprotein of Lassa virus mediates receptor recognition through its GP1 subunit. Here
J L Silva-Filho et al.
Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, 573, 1-13 (2015-03-11)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) plays an important role in the regulation of the T-cell response during inflammation. However, the cellular mechanisms underlying the regulation of lymphocytes under physiologic conditions have not yet been studied. Here, we tested the influence of
Philip F Solter et al.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997), 206(2), 213-217 (2015-09-02)
The B-type natriuretic peptide prohormone (proBNP) is enzymatically cleaved into an inactive N-terminal peptide and a biologically active C-terminal peptide with many beneficial cardiorenal effects. The purpose of this study was to develop and test in cats with cardiomyopathy an
Rebecca Saenz et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 12, 211-211 (2014-08-16)
High mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1) acts as an endogenous danger molecule that is released from necrotic cells and activated macrophages. We have previously shown that peptide Hp91, whose sequence corresponds to an area within the B-Box domain of
Sébastien A Felt et al.
Virology, 474, 163-173 (2014-12-03)
Effective oncolytic virus (OV) therapy is dependent on the ability of replication-competent viruses to kill infected cancer cells. We previously showed that human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cell lines are highly heterogeneous in their permissiveness to vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)
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