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Kai Wang et al.
PloS one, 6(7), e22197-e22197 (2011-07-30)
Global activation of the embryonic genome (EGA), one of the most critical steps in early mammalian embryo development, is recognized as the time when interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer (iSCNT) embryos fail to thrive. In this study, we analyzed the
Victoriano Corpas-Lopez et al.
STAR protocols, 2(3), 100704-100704 (2021-09-02)
Here, we detail our optimized protocol for the identification of drug targets in Leishmania donovani using thermal proteome profiling. This approach is based on the principle that binding of a drug to its protein target can significantly alter the thermal
Annette Ploppa et al.
Critical care (London, England), 14(6), R201-R201 (2010-11-10)
This study was carried out to determine whether interactions of cell activation, shear stress and platelets at sites of endothelial injury explain the paradoxical maldistribution of activated leukocytes during sepsis away from local sites of infection towards disseminated leukocyte accumulation
S K Kavoussi et al.
Molecular human reproduction, 15(10), 687-692 (2009-08-01)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-gamma activation has an effect on the attachment of endometrial cells to peritoneal mesothelial cells in a well-established in vitro model of the early endometriotic lesion. The endometrial
C Ling et al.
Diabetologia, 51(4), 615-622 (2008-02-14)
Insulin secretion in pancreatic islets is dependent upon mitochondrial function and production of ATP. The transcriptional coactivator peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 alpha (protein PGC-1alpha; gene PPARGC1A) is a master regulator of mitochondrial genes and its expression is decreased
Wen-Wei Zhang et al.
BMC infectious diseases, 18(1), 500-500 (2018-10-05)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), caused by Leishmania donovani complex parasites, is a neglected parasitic disease that is generally fatal if untreated. Despite decades of research to develop a sensitive VL diagnostic test, definitive diagnosis of VL still mainly relies on the
Johannes Dittmann et al.
Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 77, 764-775 (2017-08-12)
The present study focused on the material characterisation of porcine oocytes by experiments combined with an inverse finite-element method (iFEM) approach. In doing so, two different deformation states, compression and indentation, were realised to enable the validation of the numerical
Joseph Massey et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(11), 4989-4998 (2019-03-02)
WNT/β-catenin signaling is crucial to all stages of life. It controls early morphogenetic events in embryos, maintains stem cell niches in adults, and is dysregulated in many types of cancer. Despite its ubiquity, little is known about the dynamics of
Wong Yau Hsiung et al.
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2011, 293060-293060 (2011-03-23)
The anticancer potential of Leea indica, a Chinese medicinal plant was investigated for the first time. The crude ethanol extract and fractions (ethyl acetate, hexane, and water) of Leea indica were evaluated their cytotoxicity on various cell lines (Ca Ski
Thomas H C Sit et al.
Nature, 586(7831), 776-778 (2020-05-15)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first detected in Wuhan in December 2019 and caused coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)1,2. In 2003, the closely related SARS-CoV had been detected in domestic cats and a dog3. However, little is known about the
M Colomiere et al.
British journal of cancer, 100(1), 134-144 (2008-12-18)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in ovarian carcinomas, with direct or indirect activation of EGFR able to trigger tumour growth. We demonstrate significant activation of both signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3 and its upstream activator Janus
Alberto Stracuzzi et al.
Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology, 20(2), 751-765 (2021-02-04)
Probing mechanical properties of cells has been identified as a means to infer information on their current state, e.g. with respect to diseases or differentiation. Oocytes have gained particular interest, since mechanical parameters are considered potential indicators of the success
Gonçalo Fernandes et al.
Human reproduction (Oxford, England), 31(2), 287-297 (2015-12-20)
Could drugs targeting ATP-sensitive K(+) (K(ATP)) channels prevent any spontaneous increase in intracellular Ca(2+) that may occur in human metaphase II (MII) oocytes under in vitro conditions? Pinacidil, a K(ATP) channel opener, and glibenclamide, a K(ATP) channel blocker, prevent a
Roland Abi Nahed et al.
Reproduction (Cambridge, England), 156(6), 463-476 (2018-11-14)
For artificial insemination (AI) to be successful, it is essential that sperm delivery be perfectly timed relative to ovulation, as sperm lifespan is limited due to oxidative metabolism induced by capacitation. Extending the window of sperm capacitation could therefore increase
Pamela Mattar et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 21(20) (2020-10-21)
Autophagy is upregulated in adipose tissue (AT) from people with obesity. We showed that activation of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) elevates proinflammatory cytokines through autophagy in preadipocytes. Our aim is to understand the role of CaSR on autophagy in AT
Mohammadhossein Dabaghi et al.
Scientific reports, 11(1), 3477-3477 (2021-02-12)
In many biological systems, pH can be used as a parameter to understand and study cell dynamics. However, measuring pH in live cell culture is limited by the sensor ion specificity, proximity to the cell surface, and scalability. Commercially available
Wen-Xing Ding et al.
Molecular cancer therapeutics, 8(7), 2036-2045 (2009-07-09)
The proteasome and the autophagy systems are two evolutionarily conserved mechanisms for degrading intracellular materials. They are functionally coupled and suppression of the proteasome promotes autophagy. Although suppression of the proteasome leads to cell death, suppression of autophagy can be
Daisuke Yoshino et al.
Communications biology, 3(1), 152-152 (2020-04-04)
Vascular tubulogenesis is tightly linked with physiological and pathological events in the living body. Endothelial cells (ECs), which are constantly exposed to hemodynamic forces, play a key role in tubulogenesis. Hydrostatic pressure in particular has been shown to elicit biophysical
Giselle Chamberlain et al.
PloS one, 6(9), e25663-e25663 (2011-10-08)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties and may be useful in the therapy of diseases such as arteriosclerosis. MSCs have some ability to traffic into inflamed tissues, however to exploit this therapeutically their migratory mechanisms need to
Carla Maia et al.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 5(6), e1181-e1181 (2011-06-23)
We quantified Leishmania infantum parasites transmitted by natural vectors for the first time. Both L. infantum strains studied, dermotropic CUK3 and viscerotropic IMT373, developed well in Phlebotomus perniciosus and Lutzomyia longipalpis. They produced heavy late-stage infection and colonized the stomodeal
Sujoy Dutta et al.
Eukaryotic cell, 7(7), 1146-1157 (2008-05-20)
Inherent deficiencies of Leishmania in heme biosynthesis were genetically complemented for delta-aminolevulinate-inducible biosynthesis and accumulation of light-excitable uroporphyrin. The phototoxic flagellar immobilization and cytolysis phenotypes and porphyrin mobilization noted previously were further analyzed biochemically and cytologically to delineate the mechanism
Ya-Guang Liu et al.
Molecular human reproduction, 15(10), 665-673 (2009-06-10)
Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-beta1) levels are increased in the peritoneal fluid of endometriosis patients, and endometrial cells express TGF-beta signaling components; however, little is known regarding the role of TGF-beta in endometriosis. Our objective was to examine the
Song Wang et al.
Frontiers in physiology, 8, 1004-1004 (2017-12-23)
P311 was identified to markedly promote cutaneous wound healing by our group. Angiogenesis plays a key role in wound healing. In this study, we sought to define the role of P311 in skin wound angiogenesis. It was noted that P311
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