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Endoscopy 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka-Sayama, Japan.
Eur Heart J 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Cardiology, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Aims: We sought to determine subtypes of patients with heart failure (HF) with a distinct clinical profile and treatment response, using a wide range of biomarkers from various pathophysiological domains.
Methods And Results: We performed unsupervised cluster analysis using 92 established cardiovascular biomarkers to identify mutually exclusive subgroups (endotypes) of 1802 patients with HF and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) from the BIOSTAT-CHF project. We validated our findings in an independent cohort of 813 patients. Read More
Nucleic Acids Res 2018 Dec;46(22):e131
Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Extrachromosomal circular DNA (eccDNA) and ring chromosomes are genetic alterations found in humans with genetic disorders. However, there is a lack of genetic engineering tools to recapitulate and study the biogenesis of eccDNAs. Here, we created a dual-fluorescence biosensor cassette, which upon the delivery of pairs of CRISPR/Cas9 guide RNAs, CRISPR-C, allows us to study the biogenesis of a specific fluorophore expressing eccDNA in human cells. Read More
Nucleic Acids Res 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.
Université de Rennes 1, Inserm, BRM (Bacterial Regulatory RNAs and Medicine) UMR_S 1230, 35000 Rennes, France.
Toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems are ubiquitous among bacteria, frequently expressed in multiple copies, and important for functions such as antibiotic resistance and persistence. Type I TA systems are composed of a stable toxic peptide whose expression is repressed by an unstable RNA antitoxin. Here, we investigated the functionalities, regulation, and possible cross-talk between three core genome copies of the pathogenicity island-encoded 'sprG1/sprF1' type I TA system in the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus. Read More
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2018 Dec 6;61:112-119. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
University of Cologne, Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Germany.
Background: Posterior dynamic stabilization systems are developed to maintain the healthy biomechanics of the spine while providing stabilization. Numerous dynamic systems incorporate polycarbonate urethane with temperature- and moisture-dependent material properties. In the underlying study, a novel test rig is used to evaluate the biomechanical performance of a system containing polycarbonate urethane. Read More
J Hazard Mater 2018 Dec 5;366:386-394. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
College of Animal Science and Technology, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, 150030, PR China. Electronic address:
Cadmium (Cd), a hazardous environmental contaminant with irreversible toxicity to fish, has been detected in aquatic environment of many countries. The common carp is one of the most widely distributed fish in the world, so we used common carp to assess environmental contaminant risk. In present study, we investigated effects of Cd on immune function, oxidative defense, and glycometabolism in the spleens of common carp by transcriptome analysis. Read More
J Pharm Biomed Anal 2018 Dec 5;165:173-181. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
National Center of Mass Spectrometry in Changchun and Jilin Province Key Laboratory of Chinese Medicine Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry and Chemical Biology Laboratory, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022, China; University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, China. Electronic address:
In this study, a novel analysis strategy for progressively targeted screening and characterization of drug ingredients from in vitro to in vivo was proposed based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry for comprehensive characterization of in vivo metabolic profile of Polygalae radix (PR). First, an in vitro chemical profile of PR was described with the assistance of UNIFI™ software. The characteristic neutral small molecule losses were summarized to distinguish different chemical structures in the PR extract. Read More
Bioorg Chem 2018 Dec 5;84:389-393. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Tianjin Medical University, China.
In this study, a easy-to-prepare biosensor for the sensitive detection of the antibody (Ab) protein was developed using a novel microgel photonic crystal (MPC). The MPC was fabricated by the spin-coated self-assembly method with the monodisperse Ab-sensitive poly (methyl methacrylate-acrylamide-glutaraldehyde-hapten) (P(MMA-AM-GA-HP)) microgels. Morphology characterization showed that the P(MMA-AM-GA-HP) microgels possessed round shapes and the large specific surface area, and the formed MPC had a highly ordered three dimensional (3D) periodically-ordered structure with the desired structural color. Read More
Child Abuse Negl 2018 Dec 11;88:266-274. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, United States.
Background: Evidence-based, patient-specific estimates of abusive head trauma probability can inform physicians' decisions to evaluate, confirm, exclude, and/or report suspected child abuse.
Objective: To derive a clinical prediction rule for pediatric abusive head trauma that incorporates the (positive or negative) predictive contributions of patients' completed skeletal surveys and retinal exams.
Participants And Setting: 500 acutely head-injured children under three years of age hospitalized for intensive care at one of 18 sites between 2010 and 2013. Read More
Bioresour Technol 2018 Dec 4;274:395-402. Epub 2018 Dec 4.
Chemical Engineering Department, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Campus de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:
The potential of hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) as a novel choice for treating microalgal biomass (MAB) was assessed. The hydrochar obtained at 210 °C had a carbon content and a higher heating value (HHV) 1.09 and 1. Read More
Cancer Treat Rev 2018 Dec 3;73:10-19. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Division of Medical Oncology, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, United States.
B cells are recognized as the main effector cells of humoral immunity which suppress tumor progression by secreting immunoglobulins, promoting T cell response, and killing cancer cells directly. Given these properties, their anti-tumor immune response in the tumor micro-environment (TME) is of great interest. Although T cell-related immune responses have become a therapeutic target with the introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors, not all patients benefit from these treatments. Read More
Int Immunopharmacol 2018 Dec 11;67:152-159. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul 05505, Republic of Korea; Microbiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul 05505, Republic of Korea; Stem Cell Immunomodulation Research Center (SCIRC), Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul 05505, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
This study identified 8-azaguanine (8-AG) as a novel immunomodulatory drug (IMiD) through a high-throughput screen of the Preswick Chemical Library in a model of human NK cell cytotoxicity against blood cancer cells. 8-AG, originally developed as an antineoplastic agent, significantly increased the cytotoxicity of NK cells and was superior in this activity to previously known IMiDs, such as fluoxetine and amphotericin B, identified from the same library. IFN-γ expression was also slightly increased by 8-AG. Read More
Int Immunopharmacol 2018 Dec 11;67:145-151. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Anesthesiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wen Zhou Medical University, 109, Xueyuanxi Road, 325027 Wenzhou, China. Electronic address:
Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of degenerative joint disease affecting millions of individuals worldwide. However, there are currently no great inflammatory treatments available for it. Sophocarpine (SPC), one of the key bioactive compounds derived from Sophora flavescens, has shown remarkable anti-inflammatory effects. Read More
J Photochem Photobiol B 2018 Dec 5;190:146-153. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
Biosystems Group, Institute of Automatic Control, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland; Biotechnology Centre, Silesian University of Technology, Krzywoustego 8, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland. Electronic address:
Zn-based phthalocyanine acts as drug or photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of cancer cells. The activated zinc octacarboxyphthalocyanine (ZnPcOC) reacts with oxygen, to generate reactive oxygen species for the damage of melanoma cancer cells, Me45. This in vitro study aimed at investigating the cytotoxic effects of different concentrations of ZnPcOC activated with a diode laser (λ = 685 nm) on Me45, and normal human fibroblast cells, NHDF. Read More
Biomaterials 2018 Dec 10;193:12-21. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China, Beijing 100190, PR China. Electronic address:
Nanosized drug delivery systems (nDDS) have been extensively exploited to achieve improved therapeutic performance of chemotherapeutic drugs in cancer treatment. Carrier-free nanodrugs have recently emerged as a promising generation of nDDS. In this work, a carrier-free theranostic nanodrug was fabricated by incorporating near-infrared (NIR) emission AIEgens (NPAPF) with redox responsive camptothecin-gemcitabine amphiphilic prodrug (CPT-ss-GEM) to form self-assembled nanoparticles (NCssG NPs). Read More
Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2018 Nov 28;211:227-233. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Beijing Bioprocess Key Laboratory, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, PR China; College of Science, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, PR China. Electronic address:
The production of 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PDO) is an important fermentation process. However, 1,3-PDO could not be distinguished separately and efficiently in fermentations previously because it has a highly similar molecular structure to the feedstock glycerol (GLY) and by-product lactic acid (Lac), which leads to the difficulty of quantification. In this paper, a low-cost and environmentally friendly biosensor based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) technique was developed. Read More
Semin Cancer Biol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Molecular Oncology group, Biodonostia Research Institute, Paseo Doctor Begiristain, s/n San Sebastián, 20014, Spain; Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU, United Kingdom; IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, María Díaz Haroko Kalea, 3, 48013, Bilbao, Spain. Electronic address:
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a novel class of regulatory RNAs that despite being relatively abundant have only recently begun to be explored. There are many thousands of genes that appear capable of producing circRNAs, however the function of all but a handful remain to be determined. What is emerging about these highly conserved molecules is that they play important roles in biology and cancer biology in particular. Read More
J Control Release 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Electronic address:
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the most common subtype of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, exhibits pathologic heterogeneity and a dynamic immunogenic tumor microenvironment (TME). However, the lack of preclinical in vitro models of DLBCL TME hinders optimal therapeutic screening. This study describes the development of an integrated droplet microfluidics-based platform for high-throughput generation of immunogenic DLBCL spheroids. Read More
Brain Behav Immun 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Departament de Biologia Cel·lular, Fisiologia i Immunologia, Institut de Neurociències, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red sobre Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas (CIBERNED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Catalonia, 08193, Spain. Electronic address:
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is an extracellular lipid mediator involved in many physiological functions by signaling through six known G-protein-coupled receptors (LPA-LPA). In the central nervous system (CNS), LPA mediates a wide range of effects, including neural progenitor cell physiology, astrocyte and microglia activation, neuronal cell death, axonal retraction, and contributions to pain, schizophrenia and hydrocephalus. We recently reported that LPA-LPA signaling mediates functional deficits and myelin loss after spinal cord injury (SCI). Read More
Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, 330006, China. Electronic address:
Acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) is a membrane lipid hydrolase, acting to generate ceramide and regulate cell functions and inflammatory responses.The roles of ASM in mediating T cell functions are postulated whereas its function in regulation of macrophages remains uncertain. The study was performed to explore ASM activity in control of macrophage functions. Read More
J Theor Biol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Gordon Life Science Institute, Boston, MA 02478, USA.
The structure of protein gains additional stability against various detrimental effects by the presence of disulfide bonds. The formation of correct disulfide bonds between cysteine residues ensures proper in vivo and in vitro folding of the protein. Many cysteine residues can be present in the polypeptide chain of a protein, however, not all cysteine residues are involved in the formation of a disulfide bond, and therefore, accurate prediction of these bonds is crucial for identifying biophysical characteristics of a protein. Read More
J Theor Biol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, York University, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3, Canada.
This paper proposes a model of West Nile Virus (WNV) including threshold control policies concerning the culling of mosquitoes and birds under different conditions. Two thresholds are introduced to estimate whether and which control strategy should be implemented. For each mosquito threshold level [Formula: see text] the dynamical behaviour of the proposed non-smooth system is investigated as the bird threshold level [Formula: see text] varies, focusing on the existence of sliding domains, the existence of pseudo-equilibria, real or virtual of the endemic equilibria, global stability of these steady states, and the most interesting case of the occurrence of a novel globally asymptotically stable pseudo-attractor. Read More
Neurosci Biobehav Rev 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department for NMR-based Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Faßberg 11, 37077 Göttingen, Germany; German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Von-Siebold-Str. 3a, 37075 Göttingen, Germany. Electronic address:
The tubulin-associated unit (Tau) protein is an intrinsically disordered protein that plays a well-established role in promoting microtubule assembly and stabilization in neuronal axons at all stages of development. Identification of new interacting partners and different sub-cellular localizations of Tau in recent years led to the discovery of novel physiological functions in regulation of neuronal activity, neurogenesis, long-term depression, iron export and genomic integrity. In addition, Tau gene mutations, aberrant mRNA splicing and abnormal post-translational modifications, such as hyperphosphorylation, lead to formation of pathological, insoluble Tau aggregates that are a hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases, collectively known as tauopathies. Read More
Microb Pathog 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education for Conservation and Utilization of Special Biological Resources in the Western China, Yinchuan, 750021, Ningxia, China; College of Life Science, Ningxia University, Yinchuan, 750021, Ningxia, China. Electronic address:
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb)-induced autophagy of alveolar macrophages has been confirmed to play a central role in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis. Growing evidence indicates that excessive or uncontrolled autophagic activity, which results in type II programmed cell death, can be regulated by many factors, including Wnt/β-catenin signalling. Wnt/β-catenin signalling has been demonstrated to be involved in multiple diseases through the regulation of autophagy; however, its exact role in regulating autophagy induced by Mtb remains unclear. Read More
Microb Pathog 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Biochemistry, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan.
Acinetobacter baumannii, the gram-negative bacteria emerged as an extremely critical pathogen causing nosocomial and different kinds of infections. A. baumannii exhibit resistivity towards various classes of antibiotics that shows that there is a dire need to search more drug targets by exploiting the full genome of the bacteria. Read More
Microb Pathog 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Chemistry for Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Functionalized Materials, Anhui University, Hefei, Anhui 230601, PR China. Electronic address:
Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) were synthesized biologically using leaf extract of Camilla japonica. The typical UV-visible spectral peak of CuO NPs was observed at a wavelength of ∼290 nm, which confirmed their successful synthesis. From scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) analyses, the synthesized CuO NPs were found to possess spherical shape. Read More
Microb Pathog 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand; Omics Center for Agriculture, Bioresources, Food, and Health, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University (OmiKU), Bangkok, 10900, Thailand. Electronic address:
Pasteurella multocida causes respiratory infectious diseases in a multitude of birds and mammals. A number of virulence-associated genes were reported across different strains of P. multocida, including those involved in the iron transport and metabolism. Read More
Heart Rhythm 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Background: Stroke risk stratification scores (e.g., CHADS-VASc) are used to tailor therapeutic recommendations for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in different risk groups. Read More
Int J Biol Macromol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
School of Food Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China. Electronic address:
A novel phospholipase D that originate from marine Vibrio harveyi (VhPLD) was recombinant expressed and biochemically characterized. Moreover, effects of C-terminal peptides on catalytic and interfacial binding properties of VhPLD were investigated by constructing two truncated mutants (VhPLD-Δ(472-483) and VhPLD-Δ(437-483)). Optimal reaction temperature and pH value for wild-type VhPLD (VhPLD-WT) was 45 °C and pH 8. Read More
Gastroenterology 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
Background & Aims: Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) is the only established dietary treatment for Crohn's disease (CD), but its acceptability is limited. There is a need for novel dietary treatments for CD.
Methods: We evaluated the effects of an individualized, food-based diet (CD-TREAT), with similar composition to EEN, on the gut microbiome, inflammation and clinical response in a rat model, healthy adults, and children with relapsing CD. Read More
Genomics 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
College of Mathematics and Physics, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266061, China; Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical Big Data Research Center, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266061, China; School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China. Electronic address:
The identification of drug-target interactions has great significance for pharmaceutical scientific research. Since traditional experimental methods identifying drug-target interactions is costly and time-consuming, the use of machine learning methods to predict potential drug-target interactions has attracted widespread attention. This paper presents a novel drug-target interactions prediction method called LRF-DTIs. Read More
Neuropsychologia 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Neurobiology, The Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University; Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Cue-approach training (CAT) is a novel paradigm that has been shown to induce preference changes towards items without external reinforcements. In the task, the mere association of a neutral cue and a speeded button response has been shown to induce a behavioral choice preference change lasting for months. This paradigm includes several phases: after the training of individual items, behavior change is manifested in binary choices of items with similar initial values. Read More
Nanomedicine 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Institute of Physiology II, University of Münster, Münster, Germany; Institute of Physiology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany. Electronic address:
Endothelial dysfunction is recognized as a critical condition in the development of cardiovascular disorders. This multifactorial process involves changes in the biochemical and mechanical properties of endothelial cells leading to disturbed release of vasoprotective mediators. Hypercholesterolemia and increased stiffness of the endothelial cortex are independently shown to result in reduced release of nitric oxide and thus endothelial dysfunction. Read More
Antiviral Res 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E3, Canada; Microbiology & Immunology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E3, Canada. Electronic address:
Human parainfluenza virus 3 (PIV3) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are major causative agents of serious respiratory tract illness in newborns and infants. Maternal vaccination could be a promising approach to provide immediate protection against severe PIV3 and RSV infection in young infants. Previously, we demonstrated that maternal immunization with a subunit vaccine consisting of the RSV fusion (F) protein formulated with TriAdj, an adjuvant consisting of poly(I:C), immune defense regulatory peptide and polyphosphazene, protects newborn lambs from RSV. Read More
Antiviral Res 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Institute of Novel and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany; German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Hamburg-Luebeck-Borstel, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany. Electronic address:
The summer of 2018 in Germany was the second hottest and driest on record. These generally extremely favorable climatic conditions most likely triggered the further expansion and the efficient propagation of the zoonotic arthropod-borne West Nile virus in many Southern/Southeastern and even Central European countries. WNV infections were detected for the first time in resident wild and aviary birds, such as common blackbirds, northern goshawks and great grey owls in Eastern and Southeastern Germany. Read More
Cell 2018 Dec;175(7):1917-1930.e13
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Quantitative Biosciences Institute, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; J. David Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA. Electronic address:
Ebola virus (EBOV) infection often results in fatal illness in humans, yet little is known about how EBOV usurps host pathways during infection. To address this, we used affinity tag-purification mass spectrometry (AP-MS) to generate an EBOV-host protein-protein interaction (PPI) map. We uncovered 194 high-confidence EBOV-human PPIs, including one between the viral transcription regulator VP30 and the host ubiquitin ligase RBBP6. Read More
Cell 2018 Dec;175(7):1728-1729
Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. Electronic address:
Viruses use mimicry to hijack cellular machinery, but can human cells use mimicry as an antiviral approach? Batra et al. identify a novel antiviral restriction factor, RBBP6, by characterizing the cellular interactome of Ebola virus. RBBP6 targets the Ebola virus transcription factor VP30 by mimicking the binding of Ebola virus nucleoprotein. Read More
Cell 2018 Dec;175(7):1720-1722
MRC Human Immunology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK.
One of the major breakthroughs of cancer immunotherapy has come from blocking immune checkpoint molecules on tumor-reactive T cells. Now, two studies examine targeting of a novel immune checkpoint, NKG2A, that can be expressed on both NK cells and on CD8 T cells, either combined with a tumor-targeting antibody or with a tumor-specific vaccine. Read More
Cell Signal 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Dept. of Nephrology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health problem with a profound impact on quality of life. Cardiovascular disease is established as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with CKD. Dyslipidemia is frequently observed in CKD patients, suggesting a causal relation between dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease in CKD patients. Read More
J Immunol Methods 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Immunology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan; AMED-CREST, AMED, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan. Electronic address:
House dust mites (HDMs), Dermatophagoides sp., are one of the most widespread aeroallergens worldwide and cause various allergic diseases, including asthma. The pathophysiology of asthma has been intensively investigated using murine models of allergic airway inflammation induced by exposure to D. Read More
Immunol Lett 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Biology and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology, Shantou University, Shantou, 515063, China. Electronic address:
Tolls and Toll-like receptors (TLRs), as innate immune-recognition receptors that recognize molecular patterns associated with microbial pathogens, play a critical role in antimicrobial immune responses. Here, we report on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of Litopenaeus vannamei Toll3 (LvToll3). Multiple sequence alignment of the L. Read More
Anal Biochem 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
The Key Laboratory of Bioactive Materials Ministry of Education, College of Life Science, Nankai University, Weijin Road No.94, Tianjin, 300071, China. Electronic address:
In this work, a novel enzyme-mimicking nanocomposite of Mn(II)-poly-L-histidine (PLH) functionalized carboxylated multi walled carbon nanotubes (CMWCNTs) was designed and synthesized. Based on the catalase-like activity of the nanocomposite, a non-enzymatic hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) biosensor was then established and explored for H2O2 electrochemical detection. The nanocomposite was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectra, Raman spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Read More
Arch Biochem Biophys 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Electronic address:
Nuclear factor 45 (NF-45) has been found to be markedly upregulated in several cancers, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying its functions remain unclear. In this study, we confirm that overexpression of NF45 was frequently detected in ESCC tissues and was associated with poor outcome. Read More
J Phys Chem B 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
The drying and crystallisation of solution droplets is a problem of broad relevance, determining the micro-structures of particles formed in spray drying, the phase of particles delivered by, for example, aerosol formulations for inhalation therapies, and the impact of aerosols on radiative forcing and climate. The ephemeral nature of free-droplets, particularly when considering the drying kinetics of droplets with highly volatile constituents, has often precluded the accurate measurement of transient properties such as droplet size and composition, preventing the robust assessment of predictive models of droplet drying rates, nucleation and crystallisation. Here, we report novel measurements of the drying kinetics of individual aqueous sodium chloride solution droplets using a comparative-kinetics electrodynamic balance to isolate and trap single aerosol droplets (radius ~ 25 µm). Read More
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2018 Dec;59(15):5885-5892
Jacobs Retina Center at Shiley Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego, California, United States.
Purpose: For more than 20 years, there has been an international, multidisciplinary effort to develop retinal prostheses to restore functional vision to patients blinded by retinal degeneration. We developed a novel subretinal prosthesis with 1512 optically addressed silicon nanowire photodiodes, which transduce incident light into an electrical stimulation of the remaining retinal circuitry. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of optically driving the subretinal prosthesis to produce visual cortex activation via electrical stimulation of the retina. Read More
PLoS One 2018 14;13(12):e0208184. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Oncologia Umana, Università Aldo Moro di Bari, Bari, Italy.
Noroviruses are one of the leading causes of gastro-enteric diseases worldwide in all age groups. Novel epidemic noroviruses with GII.P16 polymerase and GII. Read More
PLoS Comput Biol 2018 Dec 14;14(12):e1006258. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
The emergence of microbial antibiotic resistance is a global health threat. In clinical settings, the key to controlling spread of resistant strains is accurate and rapid detection. As traditional culture-based methods are time consuming, genetic approaches have recently been developed for this task. Read More
PLoS Biol 2018 Dec 14;16(12):e2006649. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Cell-surface transferrin receptor (CD71+) erythroid cells are abundant in newborns with immunomodulatory properties. Here, we show that neonatal CD71+ erythroid cells express significant levels of V-domain Immunoglobulin (Ig) Suppressor of T Cell Activation (VISTA) and, via constitutive production of transforming growth factor (TGF)- β, play a pivotal role in promotion of naïve CD4+ T cells into regulatory T cells (Tregs). Interestingly, we discovered that CD71+VISTA+ erythroid cells produce significantly higher levels of TGF-β compared to CD71+VISTA- erythroid cells and CD71+ erythroid cells from the VISTA knock-out (KO) mice. Read More
PLoS One 2018 14;13(12):e0209038. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Virology, and Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) are common pathogens that can cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital, and ocular infections. They are divided into seven species containing 85 genotypes. Straightforward typing systems might help epidemiological investigations. Read More
PLoS One 2018 14;13(12):e0209256. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, CEA DRF/I2BM, INSERM, Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, NeuroSpin Center, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
Dyscalculia, a specific learning disability that impacts arithmetical skills, has previously been associated to a deficit in the precision of the system that estimates the approximate number of objects in visual scenes (the so called 'number sense' system). However, because in tasks involving numerosity comparisons dyscalculics' judgements appears disproportionally affected by continuous quantitative dimensions (such as the size of the items), an alternative view linked dyscalculia to a domain-general difficulty in inhibiting task-irrelevant responses. To arbitrate between these views, we evaluated the degree of reciprocal interference between numerical and non-numerical quantitative dimensions in adult dyscalculics and matched controls. Read More