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Luce Farine et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 16787-16787 (2015-11-19)
Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phosphatidylcholine (PC) are among the most abundant phospholipids in biological membranes. In many eukaryotes, the CDP-ethanolamine and CDP-choline branches of the Kennedy pathway represent major and often essential routes for the production of PE and PC, with
Melanie A Priestman et al.
ACS chemical biology, 10(2), 433-440 (2014-10-28)
The proteasome, a validated anticancer target, participates in an array of biochemical activities, which range from the proteolysis of defective proteins to antigen presentation. We report the preparation of biochemically and photophysically distinct green, red, and far-red real-time sensors designed
Ping Wu et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 460(2), 183-190 (2015-03-15)
Intrinsic apoptotic pathway is considered to be responsible for cell death induced by platinum anticancer drugs. While in this study, we found that, necrosis is an indispensable pathway besides apoptosis in oxaliplatin-treated gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells. Upon exposure to oxaliplatin
Daniel Menezes-Souza et al.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 9(1), e3426-e3426 (2015-01-09)
The early and correct diagnosis of human leishmaniasis is essential for disease treatment. Another important step in the control of visceral leishmaniasis is the identification of infected dogs, which are the main domestic reservoir of L. infantum. Recombinant proteins and
Mònica Rosa et al.
Journal of proteome research, 14(8), 3162-3173 (2015-06-20)
Human μ-opioid receptor (hMOR) is a class-A G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), a prime therapeutic target for the management of moderate and severe pain. A chimeric form of the receptor has been cocrystallized with an opioid antagonist and resolved by X-ray diffraction;
Chen Shao et al.
International journal of clinical and experimental medicine, 8(4), 5462-5469 (2015-07-02)
Glucose fluctuation is suggested to be the leading cause of beta-cell damages. To determine how it induces beta-cell dysfunction, we systematically evaluated the effects of intermittent high glucose (IHG) in INS-1 rat pancreatic beta-cells on their proliferation activity, apoptosis, insulin
Dong Fang et al.
Pain, 156(6), 1124-1144 (2015-03-17)
Primary and metastatic cancers that affect bone are frequently associated with severe and intractable pain. The mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of bone cancer pain still remain largely unknown. Previously, we have reported that sensitization of primary sensory dorsal root ganglion
Ru Wang et al.
Drug design, development and therapy, 9, 4979-4988 (2015-09-12)
Histologically, keloids contain excess fibroblasts and an overabundance of dermal collagen. Recently, it was reported that chymase induced a profibrotic response via transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)/Smad activation in keloid fibroblasts (KFs). However, the role of chymase in the local renin-angiotensin
Jian Liu et al.
Oncotarget, 5(13), 5153-5164 (2014-06-28)
The functions and mechanisms of metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) in cancer progression are still unclear due to a lagged recognition of the subcellular localization. In the present study, using multiple molecular technologies we confirmed for the first time that MTA1
Eric Beaumont et al.
American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 309(7), H1198-H1206 (2015-08-16)
This paper aims to determine whether chronic vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) mitigates myocardial infarction (MI)-induced remodeling of the intrinsic cardiac nervous system (ICNS), along with the cardiac tissue it regulates. Guinea pigs underwent VNS implantation on the right cervical vagus.
Ji Liu et al.
PloS one, 9(11), e111566-e111566 (2014-11-13)
The discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) rendered the reprogramming of terminally differentiated cells to primary stem cells with pluripotency possible and provided potential for the regeneration and restoration of cartilage defect. Chondrogenic differentiation of iPSCs is crucial for
Yuanyuan Li et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 457(2), 177-182 (2015-01-03)
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a common malignant disease, and in ~10-20% of patients, pleural effusion is the first symptom. The pleural effusion proteome contains information on pulmonary disease that directly or indirectly reflects pathophysiological status. However, the proteome
Eman H Nafea et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 103(12), 3727-3735 (2015-05-28)
The presentation of multiple biological cues, which simulate the natural in vivo cell environment within artificial implants, has recently been identified as crucial for achieving complex cellular functions. The incorporation of two or more biological cues within a largely synthetic
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
Haizhi Huang et al.
Journal of functional foods, 15, 464-475 (2015-06-27)
Galangin and myricetin are flavonoids isolated from vegetables and fruits which exhibit anti-proliferative activity in human cancer cells. In this study, their anti-angiogenic effects were investigated with
Mohamad Alaa Terkawi et al.
Malaria journal, 13, 426-426 (2014-11-07)
The design and development of an effective malaria vaccine against the pre-erythrocytic and erythrocytic-stages of infection present a great challenge. In the present study, protective efficacy of oligomannose-coated liposome (OML)-entrapped merozoite and sporozoite antigens against Plasmodium berghei challenge infection in
Chengcheng Zhang et al.
Virology, 482, 9-18 (2015-04-02)
The non-structural 5A (NS5A) protein of classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is proven to be involved in viral replication and can also modulate cellular signaling via to its ability to interact with various cellular proteins. Here, HSP70/NS5A complex formation is
Xiang Yin et al.
Toxicology letters, 237(3), 200-209 (2015-06-24)
To explore the adverse effect of roscovitine on reproductive system of male mice. Male hSOD1(G93A) transgenetic mice received roscovitine 72 nmol/day (d) for 4 weeks (w), with normal control and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)-treated animals served as controls (n=4). Male C57BL/6
Natalia Diaz-Valdivia et al.
BMC cancer, 15, 463-463 (2015-06-10)
Caveolin-1 (CAV1) has been implicated both in tumor suppression and progression, whereby the specific role appears to be context dependent. Endometrial cancer is one of the most common malignancies of the female genital tract; however, little is known about the
Shu Feng et al.
Oncotarget, 6(19), 17291-17301 (2015-05-29)
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in US men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is an endocrine FGF, normally expressed by osteocytes, which plays a critical role in phosphate homeostasis via
Katarzyna Popiolek-Barczyk et al.
Neural plasticity, 2015, 676473-676473 (2015-06-20)
Neuropathic pain treatment remains a challenge because pathomechanism is not fully understood. It is believed that glial activation and increased spinal nociceptive factors are crucial for neuropathy. We investigated the effect of parthenolide (PTL) on the chronic constriction injury to
Wenjing Wang et al.
Journal of analytical methods in chemistry, 2015, 675053-675053 (2015-12-10)
A novel indolocarbazole (named as ZW2-1) possessing HDAC inhibition activity was synthesized and evaluated against human leukemia cell lines HL-60 and NB4. ZW2-1 performed anti-population growth effect which was in a concentration-dependent manner (2-12 μM) by inducing both apoptosis and autophagy
Liang Shi et al.
Chemico-biological interactions, 221, 35-41 (2014-08-06)
Caffeine is commonly utilized to trigger intracellular calcium in cardiomyocyte. It is well accepted that caffeine could induce cardiac arrhythmia, but it is not clear with regard of its impacts on the cardiac function. This article presents a recent study
Wei Zhang et al.
Bioresource technology, 199, 148-154 (2015-09-19)
Biomass was heated (200-240°C) in the presence of glycerol, for 4-12 min, under shear to disrupt the native cell wall architecture. The impact of this method, named glycerol thermal processing (GTP), on saccharification efficiency of the hardwood Liquidambar styraciflua, and
Sara Tomaselli et al.
Genome biology, 16, 5-5 (2015-01-15)
ADAR enzymes convert adenosines to inosines within double-stranded RNAs, including microRNA (miRNA) precursors, with important consequences on miRNA retargeting and expression. ADAR2 activity is impaired in glioblastoma and its rescue has anti-tumoral effects. However, how ADAR2 activity may impact the
Qiao-Yang Sun et al.
The Journal of pathology, 235(4), 559-570 (2014-11-19)
We investigated the oncogenic role of SETDB1, focusing on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which has high expression of this protein. A total of 387 lung cancer cases were examined by immunohistochemistry; 72% of NSCLC samples were positive for SETDB1
Matthew E Gegg et al.
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 30(8), 1085-1089 (2015-06-23)
To establish whether Parkinson's disease (PD) brains previously described to have decreased glucocerebrosidase activity exhibit accumulation of the lysosomal enzyme's substrate, glucosylceramide, or other changes in lipid composition. Lipidomic analyses and cholesterol measurements were performed on the putamen (n = 5-7) and
Stuart M Cahalan et al.
eLife, 4 (2015-05-23)
Red blood cells (RBCs) experience significant mechanical forces while recirculating, but the consequences of these forces are not fully understood. Recent work has shown that gain-of-function mutations in mechanically activated Piezo1 cation channels are associated with the dehydrating RBC disease
Qin Wang et al.
International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience, 43, 50-57 (2015-04-29)
Stroke has become the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Hypoxic or ischemic insults are crucial factors mediating the neural damage in the brain tissue of stroke patients. Neural stem cells (NSCs) have been recognized as a promising tool for the
Siyoung Choi et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 24, 333-342 (2015-06-15)
Breast microcalcifications are routinely explored for mammographic detection of breast cancer and are primarily composed of non-stoichiometric hydroxyapatite (Ca10-x(PO4)6-x(CO3)x(OH)2-x) (HA). Interestingly, HA morphology and carbonate substitution vary in malignant vs. benign lesions. However, whether or not these changes (i) are
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