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Sathish Sundar Dhilip Kumar et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 15, 6855-6870 (2020-09-29)
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been extensively used in wound healing applications owing to their valuable physicochemical and biological properties. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the combined effects of green-synthesized silver nanoparticles (G-AgNPs) and photobiomodulation (PBM; laser
A Vitorino Carvalho et al.
Reproduction (Cambridge, England), 154(5), 695-710 (2017-10-07)
During the last few years, several co-culture systems using either BOEC or VERO feeder cells have been developed to improve bovine embryo development and these systems give better results at high oxygen concentration (20%). In parallel, the SOF medium, used
María García-Bonilla et al.
Stem cell research & therapy, 11(1), 121-121 (2020-03-19)
In obstructive congenital hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid accumulation is associated with high intracranial pressure and the presence of periventricular edema, ischemia/hypoxia, damage of the white matter, and glial reactions in the neocortex. The viability and short time effects of a therapy
Jenny Joutsen et al.
Cell reports, 30(2), 583-597 (2020-01-16)
Maintenance of protein homeostasis, through inducible expression of molecular chaperones, is essential for cell survival under protein-damaging conditions. The expression and DNA-binding activity of heat shock factor 2 (HSF2), a member of the heat shock transcription factor family, increase upon
Anastasia Syntychaki et al.
Journal of proteome research, 18(9), 3521-3531 (2019-07-30)
Proteins are involved in all tasks of life, and their characterization is essential to understand the underlying mechanisms of biological processes. We present a method called "differential visual proteomics" geared to study proteome-wide structural changes of proteins and protein-complexes between
Xiao-Dong Wu et al.
Molecular biotechnology, 61(2), 111-121 (2018-12-13)
Basigin is a well-known extracellular stimulator of fibroblasts and may confer resistance to apoptosis of fibroblasts in vitro under some pathological status, but its exact function in fibroblasts and the underlying mechanism remain poorly understood. The systematic Basigin gene knockout
Adrian G Cadar et al.
American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 318(1), C163-C173 (2019-11-21)
Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) has been useful in delineating cardiac myofilament biology, and innovations in fluorophore chemistry have expanded the array of microscopic assays used. However, one assumption in FRAP is the irreversible photobleaching of fluorescent proteins after laser
Andy He et al.
Biopreservation and biobanking, 18(3), 222-227 (2020-04-18)
The availability of viable human tissues is critical to support translational research focused on personalized care. Most studies have relied on fresh frozen or formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues for histopathology, genomics, and proteomics. Yet, basic, translational, and clinical research downstream assays
Pranshu Sahgal et al.
Journal of cell science, 132(11) (2019-05-12)
β1-integrins mediate cell-matrix interactions and their trafficking is important in the dynamic regulation of cell adhesion, migration and malignant processes, including cancer cell invasion. Here, we employ an RNAi screen to characterize regulators of integrin traffic and identify the association
Gabriella Maria Fernandes-Cunha et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 16671-16671 (2020-10-09)
Visually significant corneal injuries and subsequent scarring collectively represent a major global human health challenge, affecting millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, less than 2% of patients who could benefit from a sight-restoring corneal transplant have access to cadaveric donor corneal
Khadija El-Hindi et al.
Cancers, 12(7) (2020-07-08)
Ceramide synthase 5 is one of six enzymes that catalyze the production of ceramides from sphingosine or sphinganine. Ceramides are important components of cell membranes and act as signaling molecules. Previously it has been shown that ceramide synthase 6 and
Antonella Cerino et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0125704-e0125704 (2015-04-30)
We describe the production and characterization of human monoclonal antibodies (mAb) specific for the major hepatitis B virus (HBV) S protein. The mAbs, two IgG1κ and one IgG1λ, were secreted by B-cell clones obtained from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)
Shubhashree Uppangala et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0119735-e0119735 (2015-03-19)
Concerns regarding the safety of ICSI have been intensified recently due to increased risk of birth defects in ICSI born children. Although fertilization rate is significantly higher in ICSI cycles, studies have failed to demonstrate the benefits of ICSI in
Guruprasad Nayak et al.
Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics, 37(5), 1227-1238 (2020-04-27)
Metformin is the most commonly prescribed drug in the management of metabolic disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and gestational diabetes in women of reproductive age. Insulin-sensitizing effect of metformin helps in improving from PCOS features such as hyperandrogenism
Anne D Thuesen et al.
American journal of physiology. Renal physiology, 307(4), F445-F452 (2014-06-27)
Voltage-gated Ca(2+) (Cav) channels play an essential role in the regulation of renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Because T-type Cav channels are differentially expressed in pre- and postglomerular vessels, it was hypothesized that they impact renal blood
Carina Conzelmann et al.
Viruses, 11(7) (2019-07-03)
Zika virus (ZIKV) causes congenital neurologic birth defects, notably microcephaly, and has been associated with other serious complications in adults. The virus has been detected in human breast milk and possible transmissions via breastfeeding have been reported. Breast milk is
Verónica Uribe-Etxebarria et al.
Cells, 9(3) (2020-03-12)
Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) from adult teeth show the expression of a very complete repertoire of stem pluripotency core factors and a high plasticity for cell reprogramming. Canonical Wnt and Notch signaling pathways regulate stemness and the expression of
Ulrich Elling et al.
Nature, 550(7674), 114-118 (2017-09-28)
The ability to directly uncover the contributions of genes to a given phenotype is fundamental for biology research. However, ostensibly homogeneous cell populations exhibit large clonal variance that can confound analyses and undermine reproducibility. Here we used genome-saturated mutagenesis to
Ayako Suzuki et al.
Genome biology, 16, 66-66 (2015-04-19)
To understand the heterogeneous behaviors of individual cancer cells, it is essential to investigate gene expression levels as well as their divergence between different individual cells. Recent advances in next-generation sequencing-related technologies have enabled us to conduct a single-cell RNA-Seq
A D Thuesen et al.
Acta physiologica (Oxford, England), 219(3), 640-651 (2016-06-09)
Calcium channel blockers are widely used in cardiovascular diseases. Besides L-type channels, T- and P/Q-type calcium channels are involved in the contraction of human renal blood vessels. It was hypothesized that T- and P/Q-type channels are involved in the contraction
S Demirsoy et al.
Human molecular genetics, 26(9), 1656-1669 (2017-03-24)
ATP13A2 (also called PARK9), is a transmembrane endo-/lysosomal-associated P5 type transport ATPase. Loss-of-function mutations in ATP13A2 result in the Kufor-Rakeb Syndrome (KRS), a form of autosomal Parkinson's disease (PD). In spite of a growing interest in ATP13A2, very little is
Martijn A Huynen et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1863(1), 91-101 (2015-10-21)
We have analyzed the distribution of mitochondrial contact site and cristae organizing system (MICOS) complex proteins and mitochondrial intermembrane space bridging complex (MIB) proteins over (sub)complexes and over species. The MICOS proteins are associated with the formation and maintenance of
Phuong Doan et al.
European journal of pharmacology, 820, 229-234 (2017-12-25)
Alkylaminophenols are synthetic derivatives well known for their anticancer activity. In the previous studies, we described the activity of the series of Alkylaminophenols derivatives and their ability to induce cell death for many cancer cell lines. However, temporal heterogeneity in
Thai Q Tran et al.
PLoS biology, 15(11), e2002810-e2002810 (2017-11-07)
Driven by oncogenic signaling, glutamine addiction exhibited by cancer cells often leads to severe glutamine depletion in solid tumors. Despite this nutritional environment that tumor cells often experience, the effect of glutamine deficiency on cellular responses to DNA damage and
Jeffrey E McLean et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 286(25), 22147-22159 (2011-04-23)
Flaviviruses include the most prevalent and medically challenging viruses. Persistent infection with flaviviruses of epithelial cells and hepatocytes that do not undergo cell death is common. Here, we report that, in epithelial cells, up-regulation of autophagy following flavivirus infection markedly
Julia E Neumann et al.
Nature medicine, 23(10), 1191-1202 (2017-09-12)
Embryonal tumors with multilayered rosettes (ETMRs) have recently been described as a new entity of rare pediatric brain tumors with a fatal outcome. We show here that ETMRs are characterized by a parallel activation of Shh and Wnt signaling. Co-activation
Shauna E Wallace Fitzsimons et al.
Neuropharmacology, 152, 90-101 (2018-12-26)
Oxytocin mediates its behavioural effects via the centrally expressed oxytocin receptor (OTR). Oxytocin signalling has been implicated in multiple disorders involving centrally regulated pathways, including obesity, autism, schizophrenia and depression. The OTR has been described to have a complex downstream
Excessive concentration of glucose during in vitro maturation impairs the developmental competence of bovine oocytes after in vitro fertilization: relevance to intracellular reactive oxygen species and glutathione contents.
Hashimoto S et al.
Molecular Reproduction and Development, 56, 520-520 (2000)
Lital Estrella Weil et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 430(21), 4359-4368 (2018-09-07)
Signaling via lysine methylation by protein lysine methyltransferases (PKMTs), has been linked to diverse biological and disease processes. The mono-methyltransferase SETD6 (SET-domain-containing protein 6) is a member of the PKMT family and was previously shown to regulate essential cellular processes
Monika Saini et al.
Reproduction, fertility, and development (2019-06-13)
The aim of the present study was to isolate somatic cells from semen, a non-invasive source of donor somatic cells, for somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) experiments. The study had two parts: (1) isolation and culture of somatic cells from
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