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Yunpeng Xie et al.
Cell and tissue research, 362(2), 421-430 (2015-05-30)
Successful placentation depends on the proper invasion of extravillous trophoblast (EVT) cells into maternal tissues. Previous reports have demonstrated that FoxM1 is oncogenic and plays important roles in angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis. However, little is known about the roles of
Barbara U Metzler-Zebeli et al.
The British journal of nutrition, 113(7), 1019-1031 (2015-03-13)
Ca plays an essential role in bone development; however, little is known about its effect on intestinal gene expression in juvenile animals. In the present study, thirty-two weaned pigs (9·5 (SEM 0·11) kg) were assigned to four diets that differed
B I Tamba et al.
European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, 71, 46-55 (2015-02-15)
The current progress in pharmaceutical nanotechnology field has been exploited in the design of functionalized radiolabelled nanoparticles that are able to deliver radionuclides in a selective manner to improve the outcome of diagnosis and treatment. Silica nanoparticles (SNPs) have been
Karen E Beech et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 96, 247-254 (2015-08-09)
Lyophilized protein formulations must be reconstituted back into solution prior to patient administration and in this regard long reconstitution times are not ideal. The factors that govern reconstitution time remain poorly understood. The aim of this research was to understand
Morten Frier Gjerstorff et al.
Nucleic acids research, 42(18), 11433-11446 (2014-09-25)
Polycomb group (PcG) complexes regulate cellular identity through epigenetic programming of chromatin. Here, we show that SSX2, a germline-specific protein ectopically expressed in melanoma and other types of human cancers, is a chromatin-associated protein that antagonizes BMI1 and EZH2 PcG
H Zheng et al.
Brain structure & function, 220(5), 3011-3022 (2014-07-12)
The expression of a vesicular glutamate transporter (VGLUT) suffices to assign a glutamatergic phenotype to neurons and other secretory cells. For example, intestinal L cells express VGLUT2 and secrete glutamate along with glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1). We hypothesized that GLP1-positive
Norisuke Shibuya et al.
Oncology, 88(5), 309-319 (2015-01-17)
Glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) are preferentially activated in cancer cells. Accumulating evidence indicated the significance of the altered glucose metabolism in cancer, but the implication for oncotherapy remains unclear. Here we report that the synthesis of glycolytic
Rajani Maiya et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35(26), 9638-9647 (2015-07-03)
The ability to use environmental cues to predict rewarding events is essential to survival. The basolateral amygdala (BLA) plays a central role in such forms of associative learning. Aberrant cue-reward learning is thought to underlie many psychopathologies, including addiction, so
Mohamed Dawoud
Drug development and industrial pharmacy, 41(1), 156-162 (2013-10-30)
Due to their small particle size, colloidal fat emulsions are suitable for intravenous administration. In order to obtain information on their potential in vivo performance, it is important to find a simple and effective in vitro assay to evaluate the
Yu Tahara et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 11417-11417 (2015-06-16)
The effects of acute stress on the peripheral circadian system are not well understood in vivo. Here, we show that sub-acute stress caused by restraint or social defeat potently altered clock gene expression in the peripheral tissues of mice. In
Sahr Khan et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. B, 119(24), 7722-7728 (2015-02-27)
The normal pathway of electron transfer on the electron-acceptor side of photosystem II (PSII) involves electron transfer from quinone A, QA, to quinone B, QB. It is possible to redirect electrons from QA(-) to water-soluble Co(III) complexes, which opens a
Lily Paemka et al.
PLoS genetics, 11(3), e1005022-e1005022 (2015-03-13)
Epilepsy is a common disabling disease with complex, multifactorial genetic and environmental etiology. The small fraction of epilepsies subject to Mendelian inheritance offers key insight into epilepsy disease mechanisms; and pathologies brought on by mutations in a single gene can
Krithika Lingappan et al.
Toxicology, 331, 14-23 (2015-02-24)
Sex-specific differences in pulmonary morbidity in adults and preterm infants are well documented. Hyperoxia contributes to lung injury in experimental animals and humans. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A enzymes have been shown to play a mechanistic role in hyperoxic lung injury
Eugen Rempel et al.
Archives of toxicology, 89(9), 1599-1618 (2015-08-15)
Test systems to identify developmental toxicants are urgently needed. A combination of human stem cell technology and transcriptome analysis was to provide a proof of concept that toxicants with a related mode of action can be identified and grouped for
Britney O Pennington et al.
Stem cells translational medicine, 4(2), 165-177 (2015-01-17)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness, is characterized by the death of the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE), which is a monolayer posterior to the retina that supports the photoreceptors. Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) can generate an
Vessela Vitcheva et al.
Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity, 2015, 157876-157876 (2015-11-18)
One of the mechanisms involved in the development of addiction, as well as in brain toxicity, is the oxidative stress. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of 7-nitroindazole (7-NI), a selective inhibitor of neuronal nitric
Kyle E Godden et al.
PloS one, 9(9), e106977-e106977 (2014-09-05)
Hypocretin/Orexin (H/O) neuropeptides are released by a discrete group of neurons in the vertebrate hypothalamus which play a pivotal role in the maintenance of waking behavior and brain state control. Previous studies have indicated that the H/O neuronal development differs
Dayana Rodriguez-Contreras et al.
FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 29(1), 11-24 (2014-10-11)
In Leishmania mexicana parasites, a unique glucose transporter, LmxGT1, is selectively targeted to the flagellar membrane, suggesting a possible sensory role that is often associated with ciliary membrane proteins. Expression of LmxGT1 is down-regulated ∼20-fold by increasing cell density but
Jeane Silva et al.
Brain pathology (Zurich, Switzerland), 25(5), 587-597 (2014-10-28)
LGI1 mutations lead to an autosomal dominant form of epilepsy. Lgi1 mutant null mice develop seizures and show abnormal neuronal excitability. A fine structure analysis of the cortex in these mice demonstrated a subtle cortical dysplasia, preferentially affecting layers II-IV
Marco C Bottino et al.
Clinical oral investigations, 18(9), 2151-2158 (2014-02-19)
The purposes of this study were to fabricate biodegradable polydioxanone (PDS II®) electrospun periodontal drug delivery systems (hereafter referred to as matrices) containing either metronidazole (MET) or ciprofloxacin (CIP) and to investigate the effects of antibiotic incorporation on both periodontopathogens
Robert S Onsare et al.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 9(3), e0003573-e0003573 (2015-03-05)
Nontyphoidal Salmonellae (NTS) cause a large burden of invasive and gastrointestinal disease among young children in sub-Saharan Africa. No vaccine is currently available. Previous reports indicate the importance of the O-antigen of Salmonella lipopolysaccharide for virulence and resistance to antibody-mediated
Farhahna Allie et al.
BMC genomics, 15, 1006-1006 (2014-11-22)
Cassava mosaic disease is caused by several distinct geminivirus species, including South African cassava mosaic virus-[South Africa:99] (SACMV). To date, there is limited gene regulation information on viral stress responses in cassava, and global transcriptome profiling in SACMV-infected cassava represents
A F Brito et al.
Journal of dairy science, 98(1), 443-457 (2014-12-04)
We investigated the interactions of corn meal or molasses [nonstructural carbohydrate (NSC) supplements] with a soybean-sunflower meal mix or flaxseed meal [rumen-degradable protein (RDP) supplements] on animal production, milk fatty acids profile, and nutrient utilization in dairy cows fed grass
Qian Wang et al.
BMC genetics, 16, 133-133 (2015-11-12)
Individuals with dyslipidemia often develop type 2 diabetes, and diabetic patients often have dyslipidemia. It remains to be determined whether there are genetic connections between the 2 disorders. A female F2 cohort, generated from BALB/cJ (BALB) and SM/J (SM) Apoe-deficient
Giuseppina Bozzuto et al.
Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanita, 51(2), 139-147 (2015-07-15)
Tumour cells utilize different migration strategies to invade surrounding tissues and elude anticancer treatments. It is therefore important to understand the mechanisms underlying migration process, in order to aid the development of therapies aimed at blocking the dissemination of cancer
Jaafar O Tindi et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35(24), 8986-8996 (2015-06-19)
NMDA receptors (NMDARs) are key mediators of glutamatergic transmission and synaptic plasticity, and their dysregulation has been linked to diverse neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. While normal NMDAR function requires regulated expression and trafficking of its different subunits, the molecular mechanisms
Ana A Baburamani et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 16(9), 22509-22526 (2015-09-24)
Perturbation of mitochondrial function and subsequent induction of cell death pathways are key hallmarks in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury, both in animal models and in term infants. Mitoprotective therapies therefore offer a new avenue for intervention for the babies who
Emeli M Nilsson et al.
Oncotarget, 6(34), 35710-35725 (2015-10-16)
Androgens and the androgen receptor (AR) play crucial roles in male development and the pathogenesis and progression of prostate cancer (PCa). The AR functions as a ligand dependent transcription factor which recruits multiple enzymatically distinct epigenetic coregulators to facilitate transcriptional
Uwe Schlomann et al.
Nature communications, 6, 6175-6175 (2015-01-30)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has a grim prognosis with <5% survivors after 5 years. High expression levels of ADAM8, a metalloprotease disintegrin, are correlated with poor clinical outcome. We show that ADAM8 expression is associated with increased migration and invasiveness
Erin B Taylor et al.
Developmental and comparative immunology, 51(1), 79-87 (2015-03-07)
Src homology domain 2 (SH2) domain-containing inositol 5'-phosphatases (SHIP) proteins have diverse roles in signal transduction. SHIP-1 and SHIP-2 homologs were identified in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, based on sequence homology to murine and human SHIP sequences. Full-length cDNAs for
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