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Md Nabiul Hasan et al.
Oncotarget, 6(3), 1382-1395 (2015-02-16)
Despite increasingly successful treatment of pediatric ALL, up to 20% of patients encounter relapse. By current biomarkers, the majority of relapse patients is initially not identified indicating the need for prognostic and therapeutic targets reflecting leukemia biology. We previously described
Radoslaw Kwapiszewski et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 853, 702-709 (2014-12-04)
Lysosomal storage diseases are chronic, progressive and typically have a devastating impact on the patient and the family. The diagnosis of these diseases is still a challenge, however, even for trained specialists. Accurate diagnostic methods and high-throughput tools that could
Mohammed Ghonime et al.
Immunological investigations, 44(3), 237-252 (2015-01-08)
A group of 11 medicinal plants, including Lavandula pubescens, Trigonella foenugricium, Salsola schweinforthi, Calligonum comosum, Silene succulenta, Silene villosa, Bogonvillea glabra, Cakile maritime, Gomphrene celesoids, Mirabilis jalaba, and Silene nocturna growing in Egypt, were extracted and examined for their immunomodulatory
B Kristensen et al.
Clinical and experimental immunology, 180(1), 58-69 (2014-11-22)
T helper type 17 (Th17) cells play a pathogenic role in autoimmune disease, while interleukin (IL)-10-producing Th10 cells serve a protective role. The balance between the two subsets is regulated by the local cytokine milieu and by the relative expression
Yinu Wang et al.
Cancer research, 74(17), 4922-4936 (2014-07-19)
Emerging results indicate that cancer stem-like cells contribute to chemoresistance and poor clinical outcomes in many cancers, including ovarian cancer. As epigenetic regulators play a major role in the control of normal stem cell differentiation, epigenetics may offer a useful
A U Lekmanov et al.
Anesteziologiia i reanimatologiia, (1)(1), 49-51 (2013-07-03)
Comparing analysis of randomized study was conducted. 40 Pediatric patients (2-15 years old) with heavy thermic burns and concomitant injuries were recruited into the study to assess the glutamine solution intravenous use efficiency. Parenteral feeding and feeding with glutamine solution
Florian Arnhold et al.
PeerJ, 3, e754-e754 (2015-02-24)
Mercury (Hg) is a bioaccumulating trace metal that globally circulates the atmosphere and waters in its elemental, inorganic and organic chemical forms. While Hg represents a notorious neurotoxicant, the underlying cellular pathways are insufficiently understood. We identify amyloid protein aggregation
María I Tracanna et al.
Phytotherapy research : PTR, 29(3), 393-397 (2014-11-25)
A new phenolic derivative, 2,8-dihydroxy-7H-furo[2,3-f]chromen-7-one (1), together with isoquercitrin (2), was isolated from the aerial parts of Tibouchina paratropica. Compound structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods. Both compounds show antimicrobial activity towards a panel of bacterial and fungal pathogens, and
David A Magee et al.
Tuberculosis (Edinburgh, Scotland), 94(4), 441-450 (2014-06-03)
Despite sharing >99.9% genome sequence similarity at the nucleotide level, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis-the causative agents of human and bovine tuberculosis, respectively-exhibit distinct host preferences. M. bovis can cause disease in both cattle and humans yet rarely transmits between
Bin Li et al.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 99(9), 3363-3372 (2014-05-21)
TSH provokes expression of inflammatory genes in CD34(+) fibrocytes. These cells appear to infiltrate the orbit in Graves' disease (GD), where they putatively become the CD34(+) orbital fibroblast subset (GD-OF). This may have importance in solving the pathogenesis of thyroid-associated
Jian Yang et al.
Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio), 33(5), 1390-1404 (2014-12-30)
We previously demonstrated that coexpressing retinoic acid (RA) receptor gamma and liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH1 or NR5A2) with OCT4, MYC, KLF4, and SOX2 (4F) rapidly reprograms mouse embryonic fibroblast cells (MEFs) into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Here, we further
Jian He et al.
The American journal of Chinese medicine, 43(2), 305-317 (2015-03-27)
Ginsenoside Rg1 has been reported to possess anti-inflammatory activities, but the effects of Rg1 on the shear induced MCP-1 upregulation mechanism on endothelial cells (ECs) remain to be determined. In this study, we show that Rg1 down modulates shear induced
Dema Kadri et al.
Experimental parasitology, 145, 135-144 (2014-08-17)
Here we reported our investigation, as part of our drug repositioning effort, on anti-Toxoplasma properties of newly synthesized quinoline compounds. A collection of 4-aminoquinoline and 4-piperazinylquinoline analogs have recently been synthesized for use in cancer chemotherapy. Some analogs were able
Takahiko Chimura et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0125119-e0125119 (2015-04-24)
The level of drebrin, an evolutionarily conserved f-actin-binding protein that regulates synaptic structure and function, is reduced in the brains of patients with chronic neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Down's syndrome (DS). It was suggested that excitotoxic
Song Shen et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 11(8), 2612-2622 (2014-02-14)
Synthetic lethal interaction provides a conceptual framework for the development of wiser cancer therapeutics. In this study, we exploited a therapeutic strategy based on the interaction between GATA binding protein 2 (GATA2) downregulation and the KRAS mutation status by delivering
Qunfeng Ma et al.
Oncology reports, 33(1), 193-200 (2014-11-06)
Based on the three-dimensional modeling structure of human interleukin-24 (hIL-24) and its most likely active position predicted by solvent accessibility and apparent electrostatic properties, a novel hIL-24 peptide M1 was created by computer-guided molecular design. The cytotoxicity and cell selectivity
Su-Qiu Pang et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 52(10), 1315-1319 (2014-07-06)
Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) Vent. (Moraceae), a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, has been extensively applied for many years to treat various diseases. Recently, a number of compounds with biological and pharmacological activities have been extracted from the plant and used as
Slavomira Doktorovová et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 471(1-2), 18-27 (2014-05-20)
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) are colloidal drug and/or gene carriers developed from solid lipids and surfactants that are considered safe. Cationic SLN, usually used for formulating poorly water-soluble drugs and for gene delivery purposes, as positively charged particles may attach
D-H Yu et al.
Oncogenesis, 2, e89-e89 (2014-02-26)
Traf2- and Nck-interacting kinase (TNIK) is one of the germinal center kinase family members involved in cytoskeleton organization and neuronal dendrite extension. Emerging evidence supports that TNIK is essential for activation of WNT signaling pathway in colon cancer growth. To
Nicolas Salez et al.
The Journal of infection, 69(2), 182-189 (2014-04-08)
The epidemiology of Influenza C virus (FLUCV) infections remains poorly characterised. Here, we have examined the age- and location-specific seroprevalence of antibodies against FLUCV in 1441 sera from metropolitan continental France (Marseille), South-West Indian Ocean French territories (Reunion Island) and
Mounira Krifa et al.
Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 69, 76-85 (2014-04-08)
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo anti-tumor potential of the aqueous gall extract (G extract) from Limoniastrum guyonianum and to elucidate its immunological mechanisms, in part, by assessing its effects on the
Lance M Villeneuve et al.
Journal of proteomics, 109, 228-239 (2014-07-22)
Many biological processes converge on the mitochondria. In such systems, where many pathways converge, manipulation of the components can produce varied and far-reaching effects. Due to the centrality of the mitochondria in many cellular pathways, we decided to investigate the
Marilena P Etna et al.
ALTEX, 31(4), 397-406 (2014-05-21)
Among the tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidates, SO2 is the prototype of the first live-attenuated vaccine that recently entered into clinical trials. To investigate the capacity of SO2 to stimulate an appropriate immune response in vitro within a human immunological context
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
Dan Li et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 80(20), 6473-6479 (2014-08-12)
This study intends to establish and apply methods evaluating both viral capsid and genome integrities of human noroviruses (NoVs), which thus far remain nonculturable. Murine norovirus 1 (MNV-1) and human NoV GII.4 in phosphate-buffered saline suspensions were treated with heat
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
Yun Wang et al.
PloS one, 9(11), e112708-e112708 (2014-11-19)
1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1α,25(OH)2D3] is crucial for normal skeletal development and bone homeostasis. Protein disulfide isomerase family A, member 3 (PDIA3) mediates 1α,25(OH)2D3 initiated-rapid membrane signaling in several cell types. To understand its role in regulating skeletal development, we generated Pdia3-deficient
Masanori Noguchi et al.
Cancer immunology, immunotherapy : CII, 64(4), 493-505 (2015-02-11)
The heterogeneity expression of tumor-associated antigens (TAA) and variability of human T cell repertoire suggest that effective cancer vaccine requires induction of a wide breadth of cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) specificities. This can be achieved with vaccines targeting multiple TAA.
Natasha L Williams et al.
Microbes and infection, 17(4), 311-316 (2014-12-24)
Melioidosis sepsis, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is associated with high mortality due to an overwhelming inflammatory response. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) are potent producers of type I interferons (IFN). This study investigated whether pDC and type I IFN play a
L Hagenfeldt et al.
Journal of neurochemistry, 42(3), 833-837 (1984-03-01)
Plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of amino acids were measured in 65 healthy volunteers (50 men and 15 women). The CSF levels of the monoamine metabolites homovanillic acid (HVA), 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylethylene glycol (MOPEG), and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) were also determined.
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