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Rodrigo W Santos et al.
Protoplasma, 252(5), 1203-1215 (2015-01-08)
Copper and lead, as remnants of industrial activities and urban effluents, have heavily contaminated many aquatic environments. Therefore, this study aimed to determine their effects on the physiological, biochemical, and cell organization responses of Hypnea musciformis under laboratory conditions during
Cécilia Abarrategui-Pontes et al.
Current gene therapy, 14(5), 365-376 (2015-02-18)
Zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) are promising tools for genome editing for biotechnological as well as therapeutic purposes. Delivery remains a major issue impeding targeted genome modification. Lentiviral vectors are highly efficient for delivering transgenes into cell lines, primary cells and
Zi Chen Wang et al.
Endocrinology, 155(6), 2314-2319 (2014-03-13)
The mouse insulin I promoter (MIP) construct was developed to eliminate the promoter activity detected with the rat insulin II promoter in specific hypothalamic neurons that may have unintended effects on glucose and energy homeostasis in transgenic models. Thus, the
Kun Huang et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 11(3), 1685-1692 (2014-11-21)
Pulmonary fibrosis is an irreversible chronic progressive fibroproliferative lung disease, which usually has a poor prognosis. Previous studies have confirmed that the transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) significantly reduces lung damage in a number of animal models.
Christian Bellehumeur et al.
Journal of virological methods, 222, 182-191 (2015-07-02)
Pan-viral DNA array (PVDA) and high-throughput sequencing (HTS) are useful tools to identify novel viruses of emerging diseases. However, both techniques have difficulties to identify viruses in clinical samples because of the host genomic nucleic acid content (hg/cont). Both propidium
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
Juston C Weems et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(24), 15030-15041 (2015-04-17)
Elongin A performs dual functions in cells as a component of RNA polymerase II (Pol II) transcription elongation factor Elongin and as the substrate recognition subunit of a Cullin-RING E3 ubiquitin ligase that has been shown to target Pol II
Aleš Rajchl et al.
Journal of mass spectrometry : JMS, 50(11), 1214-1221 (2015-10-28)
DART (Direct Analysis in Real Time) coupled with Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOF/MS) has been used for analyses of ice-teas. The article focuses on quality and authenticity of ice-teas as one of the most important tea-based products on the market. Twenty-one
Simon Kaja et al.
Experimental eye research, 138, 159-166 (2015-06-07)
Optic nerve head astrocytes (ONHAs) are the major glia cell type in the non-myelinated optic nerve head where they contribute critically to extracellular matrix synthesis during development and throughout life. In glaucoma, and in related disorders affecting the optic nerve
Katja Sundström et al.
Endocrinology, 155(12), 4798-4807 (2014-09-23)
The growth-promoting effect of combined therapy with GH and IGF-I in normal rats is not known. We therefore investigated the efficacy of treatment with recombinant human (rh)GH and/or rhIGF-I on longitudinal bone growth and bone mass in intact, prepubertal, female
Nihal Kuş et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. A, 119(24), 6296-6308 (2015-05-31)
The structure, infrared spectrum, and photochemistry of 5-hydroxyquinoline (5HQ) were studied by matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy, complemented by theoretical calculations performed at the DFT(B3LYP)/6-311++G(d,p) level of approximation. According to the calculations, the trans conformer of 5HQ (with the OH group
E L Monzack et al.
Cell death and differentiation, 22(12), 1995-2005 (2015-05-02)
Hearing loss and balance disorders affect millions of people worldwide. Sensory transduction in the inner ear requires both mechanosensory hair cells (HCs) and surrounding glia-like supporting cells (SCs). HCs are susceptible to death from aging, noise overexposure, and treatment with
María Cordero-Vaca et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(16), 4615-4627 (2015-05-01)
Four different crosslinked polymeric ionic liquid (PIL)-based sorbent coatings were evaluated in an automated direct-immersion solid-phase microextraction method (automated DI-SPME) in combination with gas chromatography (GC). The crosslinked PIL coatings were based on vinyl-alkylimidazolium- (ViCnIm-) or vinylbenzyl-alkylimidazolium- (ViBzCnIm-) IL monomers
Christopher A Quinto et al.
Nanoscale, 7(29), 12728-12736 (2015-07-15)
Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles have the potential for use as a multimodal cancer therapy agent due to their ability to carry anticancer drugs and generate localized heat when exposed to an alternating magnetic field, resulting in combined chemotherapy and
Ageliki Tsagaratou et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(32), E3306-E3315 (2014-07-30)
The discovery of Ten Eleven Translocation proteins, enzymes that oxidize 5-methylcytosine (5mC) in DNA, has revealed novel mechanisms for the regulation of DNA methylation. We have mapped 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) at different stages of T-cell development in the thymus and T-cell
Govindasamy Chandrasekar et al.
Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 14(6), 4683-4691 (2014-04-18)
Mesoporous AISBA-15 with different n(Si)/n(Al) ratios (45, 136 and 215) in the powder (P) form were synthesized by hydrothermal technique. The powder materials were shaped into cylindrical extrudates (Ex) by compounding with additives such as bentonite (binder) and methylcellulose (plasticizer).
Chiung-Fen Chang et al.
Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research, 67(7), 1434-1441 (2013-04-05)
Magnetic TiO2 (MT) composites were prepared and applied to degrading phenol, which is one of the listed priority pollutants. The effects of heat treatment under preparation on the photocatalytic activity of MT composites have been investigated by varying the soaking
Rajkumar Pyla et al.
Biochemical pharmacology, 97(1), 77-88 (2015-07-28)
Hypoxia is known to promote vasodilation of coronary vessels through several mediators including cardiac-derived adenosine and endothelium-derived prostanoids and nitric oxide. To date, the impact of endogenous glycogen depletion in vascular smooth muscle and the resultant alterations in cellular energy
Elisabet Cuyàs et al.
Oncotarget, 6(14), 12279-12296 (2015-05-20)
Metabolic flexibility might be particularly constrained in tumors bearing mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) leading to the production of the oncometabolite 2-hydroxygluratate (2HG). To test the hypothesis that IDH1 mutations could generate metabolic vulnerabilities for therapeutic intervention, we utilized
Nelson F Eng et al.
The Canadian journal of infectious diseases & medical microbiology = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie medicale, 26(3), 137-144 (2015-08-04)
Helicobacter pylori plays a significant role in gastritis and ulcers. It is a carcinogen as defined by the WHO, and infection can result in adenocarcinomas and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas. In Canada, rates of antimicrobial resistance are relatively unknown, with
Michelle Carroll-Turpin et al.
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology, 147(1), 235-245 (2015-06-28)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a cardiovascular disorder characterized by elevated pulmonary artery pressure as a result of arterial wall thickening. Patients are 3-4 times more likely to be women than men. This gender discrepancy demonstrates a need for an
Rahul Yadav et al.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 99(9), 3390-3398 (2014-05-16)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) complicates morbid obesity and is associated with increased cardiovascular disease incidence. An increase in the circulating markers of chronic inflammation and dysfunctional high-density lipoprotein (HDL) occur in severe obesity. The objective of the study was to
Yu Zhou et al.
Ophthalmic genetics, 36(1), 43-49 (2014-11-25)
Genetic factors have been studied extensively for their role in the pathogenesis of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). This study was conducted to investigate whether manganese superoxide dismutase (SOD2) variants play a significant role in POAG in a Chinese population.
Nádia Pereira Gonçalves et al.
Amyloid : the international journal of experimental and clinical investigation : the official journal of the International Society of Amyloidosis, 21(3), 175-184 (2014-06-12)
Inflammation is a key pathological hallmark of several neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). Among all inflammatory cytokines associated with FAP, IL-1β, in particular, has been implicated in playing a key pathogenic role. In
Babett Steglich et al.
PLoS genetics, 11(3), e1005101-e1005101 (2015-03-24)
In eukaryotic cells, local chromatin structure and chromatin organization in the nucleus both influence transcriptional regulation. At the local level, the Fun30 chromatin remodeler Fft3 is essential for maintaining proper chromatin structure at centromeres and subtelomeres in fission yeast. Using
Taichi Kamiunten et al.
Histochemistry and cell biology, 143(3), 259-266 (2014-10-09)
Tissue-specific gene expression is subjected to epigenetic and genetic regulation. Posttranslational modifications of histone tails alter the accessibility of nuclear proteins to DNA, thus affecting the activity of the regulatory complex of nuclear proteins. Methylation at histone 3 lysine 9
Xiao Yan Chen et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 80(18), 5752-5760 (2014-07-13)
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is a major cause of diarrhea in piglets; ETEC cells colonize the intestinal mucosa with adhesins and deliver toxins that cause fluid loss. This study determined the antiadhesive properties of bacterial exopolysaccharides (reuteran and levan) and
Christiane Rollenhagen et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0131919-e0131919 (2015-06-30)
Establishment of a productive HIV-1 infection in the female reproductive tract likely depends on the balance between anti-viral and pro-inflammatory responses leading to activation and proliferation of HIV target cells. Immune modulators that boost anti-viral and depress pro-inflammatory immune responses
Jung-Ho Shin et al.
PLoS genetics, 10(6), e1004429-e1004429 (2014-06-27)
Magnesium is an essential divalent metal that serves many cellular functions. While most divalent cations are maintained at relatively low intracellular concentrations, magnesium is maintained at a higher level (∼0.5-2.0 mM). Three families of transport proteins were previously identified for
Esther L Calderon-Gierszal et al.
PloS one, 10(7), e0133238-e0133238 (2015-07-30)
Studies using rodent and adult human prostate stem-progenitor cell models suggest that developmental exposure to the endocrine disruptor Bisphenol-A (BPA) can predispose to prostate carcinogenesis with aging. Unknown at present is whether the embryonic human prostate is equally susceptible to
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