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Gong Zhi-Hua ZH Department of Oncology, Cancer Institute of People's Liberation Army, Xinqiao Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400037, P.R. - - 2014
Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome results from clear cell renal cell carcinoma and is a challenge in clinical practice due to its pathological complexity and a lack of research data. The current study presents a 49-year-old female with symptoms of exertional dyspnea and increased fatigue, which had persisted for 15 ...
Seeger Florian H FH Centre of Molecular Medicine Molecular Cardiology, Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration, Goethe University, Haus 25B, 4. Stock, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, Frankfurt am Main, 60590, - - 2014
Cell therapy of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMC) resulted in a modest improvement of cardiac function, but clinical trial results were heterogeneous. After isolation, BMC are maintained in medium supplemented with complements such as autologous serum to maintain optimal cell viability until administration. In the ...
Patel Kirtesh K Department of Radiation Oncology and Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, 1365 Clifton Rd NE, Suite C-3082, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA, - - 2014
Cisplatin and radiation therapy remain the current standard for treating locally advanced SCCHN. Novel treatment approaches are needed, especially in patients with human papilloma virus (HPV)-negative disease who have worse outcomes despite multimodality therapy. Using our institutional review board approved database, we obtained twenty oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) tissue ...
Polakowski Nicholas N Brody School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, - - 2014
Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin that promotes neuronal proliferation, survival and plasticity. These effects occur through autocrine and paracrine signaling events initiated by interactions between secreted BDNF and its high-affinity receptor, TrkB. A BDNF/TrkB autocrine/paracrine signaling loop has additionally been implicated in augmenting survival of cells representing several ...
Zhang Jing J Department of Pharmacy, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Jinan 250021, - - 2014
Tumor metastasis is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity of prostate cancer (PCa) patients. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a critical role in cancer progression and metastasis. Recent evidence suggested that diabetic patients treated with metformin have lower PCa risk and better prognosis. This study was aimed to investigate the ...
Esteras Noemí N Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CSIC), Ramiro de Maeztu 9, 28040, Madrid, - - 2014
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease among aging individuals, affecting greatly the quality of their life. However, the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease is still incompletely understood to date. Increasing experimental evidence suggests that cell cycle reentry of postmitotic neurons precedes many instances of neuronal death. Since ...
Glauzy Salomé S Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cite, Institut Universitaire d'Hematologie, Paris, - - 2014
Using B-cell rearrangement excision circles measurements, we analyzed B-cell reconstitution in a cohort of 243 patients who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Acute and chronic graft vs. host disease (aGVHD and cGVHD) transiently increased B-cell replication but decreased overall B-cell neogenesis with a clear difference in term of kinetics. Moreover, ...
Pal Sumanta K SK Medical Oncology & Experimental Therapeutics, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer - - 2014
Sarcomatoid metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) is associated with a poor prognosis and the biology of the disease has been inadequately characterized. RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) was performed on adjacent benign, clear cell, and sarcomatoid components from clinical specimens with sarcomatoid mRCC. M phase and cell cycle pathways were enriched in ...
Sagatun Liv L Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St Olavs Hospital , Trondheim , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Vagotomy causes inhibition of basal and post-prandial acid secretion in humans, but the knowledge about the trophic effect of the vagal nerves is limited. Vagotomy is known to induce hypergastrinemia and we aimed to study the long-term effects of proximal gastric vagotomy (PGV) on the oxyntic mucosa and ...
Sun Yan-Chang - - 2014
Although the incidence of glioma is relatively low, it is the most malignant tumor of the central nervous system. The prognosis of high-grade glioma patient is very poor due to the difficulties in complete resection and resistance to radio-/chemotherapy. Therefore, it is worth investigating the molecular mechanisms involved in glioma ...
Ren Ping P Department of Pharmacology, School of Basic Medicine, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science & - - 2014
Amplification of the MYCN gene in human neuroblastoma predicts poor prognosis and resistance to therapy. We previously showed that MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma cells constantly require large amounts of glutamine to support their unabated growth. However, the identity and regulation of the transporter(s) that capture glutamine in MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma cells and the ...
Guilheiro Joice Marques JM Departments of - - 2014
Abstract Background & objectives. The aim of this study was to evaluate genotoxicity and mutagenicity in peripheral blood and buccal mucosal cells, in mucopolyssacharosis (MPS) I, II or VI patients. Methods. A total of 12 patients with MPS type I, II and VI attended at the Institute of Genetics and ...
Otlu Onder O Department of Neuroscience, Center for Neurovirology, Temple University School of Medicine, 3500 North Broad Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19140 - - 2014
Poliomavirus JC replicates in glial cells in the brain, and causes the fatal demyelinating disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). PML is usually seen in patients with underlying immunocompromised conditions, notably among AIDS patients and those on chronic immunosuppressive regimens. The late leader sequence of JC virus contains an open reading ...
Manda Sudhakar S Medicinal Chemistry Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Canal Road, Jammu 180001, India; Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Canal Road, Jammu 180001, - - 2014
A series of N-substituted tetrahydro-β-carbolines were synthesized and screened for antileishmanial activity through an in vitro assay that involves promastigotes and axenic amastigotes of Leishmania donovani, the causative agent for visceral leishmaniasis. The thiophen-2-yl analogs 9b and 11f and naphthyl analog 11h were found to show significant activity against promastigotes ...
Chen Cao C State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Changbai Road 155, Beijing 102206, People's Republic of - - 2014
It has been described that A disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM10) may involve in the physiopathology of prion diseases, but the direct molecular basis still remains unsolved. In this study, we confirmed that ADAM10 was able to cleave recombinant human prion protein in vitro. Using immunoprecipitation tests (IP) and immunofluorescent assays ...
Cohen Philip R PR University of California San - - 2014
Basal cell carcinoma of the axilla, an area that is not usually exposed to the sun, is rare. Individuals with basal cell nevus syndrome, a disorder associated with a mutation in the patch 1 (PTCH1) gene, develop numerous basal cell carcinomas. To describe a woman with basal cell nevus syndrome ...
Wang Jing-Mei JM Department of Pathology, Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School Nanjing, Jiangsu, China ; Department of Medical Genetics, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Nanjing University Medical School Nanjing, - - 2014
In addition to the typical size, Cryptococcus neoformans can enlarge its size to form titan cells during infection, and its diameter can reach up to 100 μm. Clinical reports about cryptococcal titan cells are rare. Most studies focus on aspects of animal models of infection with titan cells. Herein, we ...
Fan H H The State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Division of Immunology, Medical School, Nanjing University, Nanjing, - - 2014
B-cell abnormality including excessive activation and lymphopenia is a central feature of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Although activation threshold, auto-reaction and death of B cells can be affected by intrinsical and/or external signaling, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Herein, we demonstrate that co-activation of Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) and B-cell ...
Machado M M Faculty of Pharmacy/CEF, University of Coimbra, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3030-548 Coimbra, Portugal; Pharmacy Department, School of Health Vale do Ave/Centre for Research in Health Technologies CESPU-IPSN, Gandra, - - 2013
In the search for new leishmanicidal agents, Thymus capitellatus Hoffmanns. & Link (family Lamiaceae) volatile extract and its major compounds, 1,8-cineole and borneol, were tested against Leishmania infantum, Leishmania tropica and Leishmania major. Plant volatile extract (essential oil) was analysed by GC and GC-MS and the activity of essential oil ...
Choi Young Pyo YP Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, - - 2013
Prion diseases are characterized by the conversion of the soluble protease-sensitive host-encoded prion protein (PrP(C)) into its aggregated, protease-resistant, and infectious isoform (PrP(Sc)). One of the earliest events occurring in cells following exposure to an exogenous source of prions is the cellular uptake of PrP(Sc). It is unclear how the ...
Castro Erica V - - 2013
We studied the effect of myriocin, an inhibitor of serine palmitoyltransferase, on cultured Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis promastigotes. Myriocin significantly reduced synthesis of inositol phosphorylceramide, the major sphingolipid expressed in promastigotes as characterized by thin layer chromatography and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Log-phase promastigotes treated with 1 μM myriocin showed a 52% ...
Boerner Susann - - 2013
Laboratory animals have long since been used extensively in bioassays for prions in order to quantify, usually in terms of median infective doses [ID50], how infectious these pathogens are in vivo. The identification of aberrant prion protein as the main component and self-replicating principle of prions has given rise to ...
Kegler K - - 2013
A 2-year-old female boxer dog was presented with a vaginal serosanguineous discharge not associated with oestrus. There was a friable mass occupying the upper caudal part of the vagina. Cytological and histological examination revealed a monomorphic population of neoplastic round cells consistent with canine transmissible venereal tumour (TVT). In addition, ...
Kaur Jaspreet - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the mode of action of monastrol in intracellular Leishmania. METHODS: Microarray experiments were conducted on an Affymetrix GeneChip(®) Human Genome U133 Plus 2.0 Array, to determine the genes that encode proteins related to pathological alterations of cell signalling pathways in intracellular Leishmania amastigotes in response to monastrol ...
Grassmann Andrea - - 2013
Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are fatal neurodegenerative disorders in mammals that are caused by unconventional agents predominantly composed of aggregated misfolded prion protein (PrP). Prions self-propagate by recruitment of host-encoded PrP into highly ordered b-sheet rich aggregates. Prion strains differ in their clinical, pathological and biochemical characteristics ...
Lehnhardt Pires Camila - - 2013
The sulfated polysaccharides from Solieria filiformis (Sf), Botryocladia occidentalis (Bo), Caulerpa racemosa (Cr) and Gracilaria caudata (Gc) were extracted and extensively purified. These compounds were then subjected to in vitro assays to evaluate the inhibition of these polysaccharides on the growth of Leishmania (L.) amazonensis promastigotes. Under the same assay ...
da Silva Marcelo Santos - - 2013
Here, we show the morphological events associated with organelle segregation and their timing in the cell cycle of a reference strain of Leishmania (L.) amazonensis promastigotes, the main causative agent of Tegumentary leishmaniasis in the Americas. We show evidences that during the cell cycle, L. amazonensis promastigotes present two distinct ...
Hernández Indira Paola - - 2012
The use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) against cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) based on chloroaluminum phthalocyanine (ClAlPc) is a promissory alternative therapy. The main purpose of this article was to assess the internalization and in vitro phototoxic activities of ClAlPc encapsulated in ultradeformable liposomes (UDL-ClAlPc) in Leishmania parasites and mammalian cells. Cell ...
Sharma Jaya - - 2012
Differences in the clinical pathology of mammalian prion diseases reflect distinct heritable conformations of aggregated PrP proteins, called prion strains. Here, using the yeast [PSI(+) ] prion, we examine the de novo establishment of prion strains (called variants in yeast). The [PSI(+) ] prion protein, Sup35, is efficiently induced to ...
Govoni Marco - - 2012
Much evidence in the literature demonstrates the effect of cyclic mechanical stretch in maintaining, or addressing, a muscle phenotype. Such results were obtained using several technical approaches, useful for the experimental collection of proofs of principle but probably unsuitable for application in clinical regenerative medicine. Here we aimed to design ...
Büller Nikè V J A - - 2012
Homeostasis of the rapidly renewing intestinal epithelium depends on a balance between cell proliferation and loss. Indian hedgehog (Ihh) acts as a negative feedback signal in this dynamic equilibrium. We discuss recent evidence that Ihh may be one of the key epithelial signals that indicates epithelial integrity to the underlying ...
Kunida Katsuyuki - - 2012
Cell migration plays an important role in many physiological processes. Rho GTPases (Rac1, Cdc42, RhoA) and phosphatidyl inositols have been extensively studied in directional cell migration. However, it remains unclear how Rho GTPases and phosphatidyl inositols regulate random cell migration in space and time. Here, we attempt to address this ...
Seo Jung Hwa - - 2012
The importance of symmetry breaking was investigated in bulk heterojunction solar cells with a conventional device structure. Artificial symmetry breaking was built up by introducing a titanium suboxide. With sufficient symmetry breaking, the influence of the cathode work-function can be diminished, thereby extracting the same level of open circuit voltage ...
Sasaki Kiyoshi - - 2012
This catalogue is a display of focus photos representative of the BALB/c 3T3 cell transformation assay (CTA). It is intended as a visual aid for the identification and the scoring of foci in the conduct of the assay. A proper training from experienced personnel together with the protocol reported in ...
Orfila Caroline - - 2012
A mung bean (Vigna radiata) pectin acetyl esterase (CAA67728) was heterologously expressed in tubers of potato (Solanum tuberosum) under the control of the granule-bound starch synthase promoter or the patatin promoter in order to probe the significance of O-acetylation on cell wall and tissue properties. The recombinant tubers showed no ...
Wang Xing - - 2012
Chirality is one of the significant biochemical signatures of life. Nearly all biological polymers are homochiral as they usually show high preference towards one specific enantiomer. This phenomenon inspires us to design biomaterials with chiral units and study their interactions with cells and other biological entities. In this article, through ...
Sampson Christopher J - - 2012
The cellular branch of the Drosophila larval innate immune system consists of three immunosurveillance (haemocyte) cell types: plasmatocytes, crystal cells, and lamellocytes. In order to examine haemocyte cytoskeletal dynamics or migration, most researchers use embryos or in vitro cell culture systems, but very little is known about the behaviour of ...
Moes Michèle - - 2012
The majority of human cancer deaths are caused by metastasis. The metastatic dissemination is initiated by the breakdown of epithelial cell homeostasis. During this phenomenon, referred to as epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), cells change their genetic and trancriptomic program leading to phenotypic and functional alterations. The challenge of understanding ...
Kubie John L - - 2012
The crisp organization of the "firing bumps" of entorhinal grid cells and conjunctive cells leads to the notion that the entorhinal cortex may compute linear navigation routes. Specifically, we propose a process, termed "linear look-ahead," by which a stationary animal could compute a series of locations in the direction it ...
Wang Peng-Yuan - - 2011
Substrate stiffness is emerging as an effective tool for the regulation of cell behaviours such as locomotion, proliferation and differentiation. In order to explore the potential application of this biophysical tool, material platforms displaying lateral and continuously graded stiffness are advantageous since they allow the systematic exploration of adherent cell ...
Armstrong Carol L - - 2011
The Lurcher mutant mouse is characterized by its ataxic gait and loss of cerebellar Purkinje cells and their afferents, granule cells and olivary neurons, during the first weeks of postnatal development. For the 50 years since its discovery, the heterozygous Lurcher mutant has served as an important model system for studying ...
Halilovic Adna A Department of Pharmacology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York 10595, - - 2011
Heme oxygenase (HO) represents an intrinsic cytoprotective system based on its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties mediated via its products biliverdin/bilirubin and carbon monoxide (CO). We showed that deletion of HO-2 results in impaired corneal wound healing with associated chronic inflammatory complications. This study was undertaken to examine the role of ...
Benítez-Santana Tibiábin - - 2011
There is limited information on the specific effects of long-chain PUFA (LCPUFA) on neuron development and functioning. Deficiency of those essential fatty acids impairs escape and avoidance behaviour in fish, where Mauthner cells (M-cells) play a particularly important role in initiating this response. Gilthead seabream larvae fed two different LCPUFA ...
Lee Chih-Hung - - 2011
Arsenic-induced Bowen's disease (As-BD), a cutaneous carcinoma in situ, is thought to arise from gene mutation and uncontrolled proliferation. However, how mitochondria regulate the arsenic-induced cell proliferation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to clarify whether arsenic interfered with mitochondrial biogenesis and function, leading to aberrant cell proliferation ...
Jamieson Joseph D - - 2011
Thiabendazole (TBZ), an antihelminthic and antifungal agent, is associated with a host of adverse effects including nephrotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, and teratogenicity. Bioactivation of the primary metabolite of TBZ, 5-hydroxythiabendazole, has been proposed to yield a reactive intermediate. Here we show that this reactive intermediate can be catalyzed by myeloperoxidase (MPO), a ...
Taveirne Sylvie - - 2011
This study tested the hypothesis that Vγ3 TCR-bearing T cells are influenced by LCs. Vγ3 T cells and LCs are located in the epidermis of mice. Vγ3 T cells represent the main T cell population in the skin epithelium and play a crucial role in maintaining the skin integrity, whereas ...
Witherden Deborah A DA Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, - - 2011
γδ T cells lie at the interface between innate and adaptive immunity, sharing features with both arms of the immune system. The vast majority of γδ T cells reside in epithelial layers of tissues such as skin, gut, lung, tongue and reproductive tract where they provide a first line of ...
Zanette Caterina - - 2011
For their antibacterial activity, silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) are largely used in various commercially available products designed to come in direct contact with the skin. In this study we investigated the effects of Ag NPs on skin using the human-derived keratinocyte HaCaT cell line model. Ag NPs caused a concentration- ...
Rago Gianluca - - 2011
Understanding the mechanism underlying the interactions between inorganic nanostructures and biological systems is crucial for several rapidly growing fields that rely on nano-bio interactions. In particular, the further development of cell-targeted drug delivery using metallic nanoparticles (NP) requires new tools for understanding the mechanisms triggered by the contact of NPs ...
Whitney Heather M - - 2011
The conical epidermal cells found on the petals of most Angiosperm species are so widespread that they have been used as markers of petal identity, but their function has only been analysed in recent years. This review brings together diverse data on the role of these cells in pollination biology. ...
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