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Feng Liu et al.
American journal of otolaryngology, 36(6), 763-771 (2015-11-08)
The tumor suppressor p14(ARF) and proto-oncogene epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) play important roles in the development of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). This study was aimed to determine whether combining recombinant p14(ARF) with antisense complementary DNA of EGFR could
Kaowen Yan et al.
The Journal of cell biology, 210(2), 209-224 (2015-07-22)
Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) negatively regulate protein ubiquitination and play an important role in diverse physiological processes, including mitotic division. The BRCC36 isopeptidase complex (BRISC) is a DUB that is specific for lysine 63-linked ubiquitin hydrolysis; however, its biological function remains
Hossein Vakili et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 483(1-2), 244-249 (2014-12-21)
The aim of the study was to investigate applicability of near infra-red (NIR) hyperspectral imaging technique in quality control of printed personalised dosage forms. Inkjet printing technology was utilized to fabricate escalating doses of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). A
Fang Zhang et al.
PloS one, 10(7), e0132948-e0132948 (2015-07-22)
Bacteria predominantly reside in microbial communities known as biofilms, where cells are encapsulated and protected by the extracellular matrix (ECM). While all biofilm cells benefit from the ECM, only a subgroup of cells carries the burden of producing this public
Uwe Lendeckel et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 12(2), 2253-2262 (2015-04-22)
A disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 12 (ADAM12) belongs to the ADAM family of transmembrane proteins. Via proteolysis, cell adhesion, cell-cell fusion, cell-matrix interaction and membrane protein shedding, ADAM proteins are involved in normal brain development, and also in cancer
Michiel Boekhout et al.
Journal of cell science, 128(8), 1639-1653 (2015-02-13)
Nek2 isoform A (Nek2A) is a presumed substrate of the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome containing Cdc20 (APC/C(Cdc20)). Nek2A, like cyclin A, is degraded in mitosis while the spindle checkpoint is active. Cyclin A prevents spindle checkpoint proteins from binding to Cdc20 and
Li Wang et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1838(12), 3162-3170 (2014-09-15)
The organic solvent dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO) and 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-isopropanol (HFIP) have been widely used as a pre-treating agent of amyloid peptides and as a vehicle for water-insoluble inhibitors. These solvents are left in many cases as a trace quantity in bulk and
Juan Manuel González-Prieto et al.
Fungal genetics and biology : FG & B, 71, 86-95 (2014-09-23)
We isolated a gene encoding a histone acetyltransferase from Ustilago maydis (DC.) Cda., which is orthologous to the Saccharomyces cerevisiae GCN5 gene. The gene was isolated from genomic clones identified by their specific hybridization to a gene fragment obtained by
Ruben Magni et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 13, 346-346 (2015-11-06)
Prompt antibiotic treatment of early stage Lyme borreliosis (LB) prevents progression to severe multisystem disease. There is a clinical need to improve the diagnostic specificity of early stage Lyme assays in the period prior to the mounting of a robust
Mohamed Mlih et al.
Molecular and cellular biochemistry, 404(1-2), 211-220 (2015-03-12)
Osteopontin (OPN), a multifunctional glycophosphoprotein, has been reported to contribute to the development and progression of cardiac remodeling and hypertrophy. Cardiac-specific OPN knockout mice were protected against hypertrophy and fibrosis mediated by Ang II. Recently, transgenic mice expressing the active
Xiaojun Ge et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 11(1), 333-340 (2014-10-24)
The aim of the present study was to establish, characterize and elucidate the potential mechanisms of acquired gefitinb resistance, using the A549 human lung cancer cell line. A gefitinib-resistant A549 sub-clone was established by exposure to escalating gefitinib concentrations over
Rebecca M Harman et al.
Journal of virology, 88(23), 13669-13677 (2014-09-19)
Despite the clinical importance of herpes simplex virus (HSV)-induced ocular disease, the underlying pathophysiology of the disease remains poorly understood, in part due to the lack of adequate virus-natural-host models in which to study the cellular and viral factors involved
Ayten Hijazi et al.
FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 29(12), 4968-4977 (2015-08-19)
Developmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is associated with lung dysfunction and diseases. However, it is unknown if this association has a fetal origin. The present study addressed this important question by examining the effects of BPA on fetal lung
A Troshchynsky et al.
Genes and immunity, 16(6), 388-398 (2015-06-05)
Human terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (hTdT) is a DNA polymerase that functions to generate diversity in the adaptive immune system. Here, we focus on the function of naturally occurring single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of hTdT to evaluate their role in genetic-generated immune
Joseph P Salisbury et al.
BMC genomics, 16, 166-166 (2015-04-17)
The brown ghost knifefish (Apteronotus leptorhynchus) is a weakly electric teleost fish of particular interest as a versatile model system for a variety of research areas in neuroscience and biology. The comprehensive information available on the neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of
Masaki Hiramoto et al.
International journal of molecular medicine, 36(1), 222-230 (2015-05-09)
Although recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been extremely successful, it remains a big challenge to functionally annotate disease‑associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), as the majority of these SNPs are located in non‑coding regions of the genome. In this study
Jennifer C Bailey et al.
Immunology, 143(4), 679-691 (2014-07-06)
CD1d-mediated lipid antigen presentation activates a subset of innate immune lymphocytes called invariant natural killer T (NKT) cells that, by virtue of their potent cytokine production, bridge the innate and adaptive immune systems. Transforming growth factor (TGF-β) is a known
Laura R Kuck et al.
PloS one, 9(10), e109616-e109616 (2014-10-21)
Titer on Chip (Flu-ToC) is a new technique for quantification of influenza hemagglutinin (HA) concentration. In order to evaluate the potential of this new technique, a comparison of Flu-ToC to more conventional methods was conducted using recombinant HA produced in
A S A Khan et al.
The British journal of surgery, 102(7), 767-775 (2015-05-08)
Sepsis is associated with profound alterations in protein metabolism. The unpredictable time course of sepsis and the multiplicity of confounding factors prevent studies of temporal relations between the onset of endocrine and proinflammatory cytokine responses and the onset of protein
Fang Xu et al.
The Plant cell, 27(5), 1547-1562 (2015-05-15)
Nod-like receptors (NLRs) serve as immune receptors in plants and animals. The stability of NLRs is tightly regulated, though its mechanism is not well understood. Here, we show the crucial impact of N-terminal acetylation on the turnover of one plant
Keijiro Hara et al.
Cancer letters, 356(2 Pt B), 496-505 (2014-10-11)
The effect of the third member of the Dickkopf family (DKK3) in the Wnt pathway in glioblastoma remains unclear. We first demonstrated the non-specific interaction of Wnt3a and Wnt5a with the receptors LRP6 and ROR2 and the up-regulation of the
Dafne Franz et al.
Journal of neuroimmunology, 284, 18-29 (2015-05-31)
Dopamine receptors have been described in T-cells, however their signalling pathways coupled remain unknown. Since cAMP and ERKs play key roles regulating T-cell physiology, we aim to determine whether cAMP and ERK1/2-phosphorylation are modulated by dopamine receptor 3 (D3R) and
Kyung H Choi et al.
Biochimie, 115, 17-27 (2015-05-03)
The POT1 protein plays a critical role in telomere protection and telomerase regulation. POT1 binds single-stranded 5'-TTAGGGTTAG-3' and forms a dimer with the TPP1 protein. The dimer is recruited to telomeres, either directly or as part of the Shelterin complex.
T Ehtezazi et al.
Drug development and industrial pharmacy, 41(2), 279-291 (2013-11-21)
Conventional suspension pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) suffer not only from delivering small amounts of a drug to the lungs, but also the inhaled dose scatters all over the lung regions. This results in much less of the desired dose
Valentina Fodale et al.
PloS one, 9(12), e112262-e112262 (2014-12-03)
In Huntington's disease, expansion of a CAG triplet repeat occurs in exon 1 of the huntingtin gene (HTT), resulting in a protein bearing>35 polyglutamine residues whose N-terminal fragments display a high propensity to misfold and aggregate. Recent data demonstrate that
Sandra Milena Bernal Ulloa et al.
Zygote (Cambridge, England), 23(3), 367-377 (2014-01-16)
Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) modulators have been used to avoid spontaneous oocyte maturation and concomitantly improve oocyte developmental competence. The current work evaluated the effects of the addition of cAMP modulators forskolin, 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine (IBMX) and cilostamide during in vitro maturation
Marilyn G Wiebe et al.
Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 99(22), 9439-9447 (2015-08-13)
An open reading frame CC1225 from the Caulobacter crescentus CB15 genome sequence belongs to the Gfo/Idh/MocA protein family and has 47 % amino acid sequence identity with the glucose-fructose oxidoreductase from Zymomonas mobilis (Zm GFOR). We expressed the ORF CC1225
Shweta Mishra et al.
PloS one, 10(1), e0116611-e0116611 (2015-01-31)
New Delhi metallo β-lactamases are one of the most significant emerging resistance determinants towards carbapenem drugs. Their persistence and adaptability often depends on their genetic environment and linkage. This study reports a unique and novel arrangement of blaNDM-1 gene within
Carla Rubio-Villena et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0131476-e0131476 (2015-06-27)
Protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) is one of the major protein phosphatases in eukaryotic cells. It plays a key role in regulating glycogen synthesis, by dephosphorylating crucial enzymes involved in glycogen homeostasis such as glycogen synthase (GS) and glycogen phosphorylase (GP).
Sunita Maharjan et al.
Scientific reports, 4, 5896-5896 (2014-08-01)
Dysfunctions of the mitochondria and the ubiquitin-proteasome system, as well as generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), are linked to many aging-related neurodegenerative disorders. However, the order of these events remains unclear. Here, we show that the initial impairment occurs
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