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Identification of putative key genes for thermal adaptation in the Japanese mantis shrimp (Oratosquilla oratoria) through population genomic analysis.

Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics 2021 Mar 28;39:100828. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Fishery College, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan, Zhejiang 316022, China. Electronic address:

Little is known about the mechanisms underlying the relationship between genetic variation and the adaptation of Oratosquilla oratoria populations to different habitat temperature. Here, the genome-wide genetic information of three O. oratoria populations were obtained by IIB restriction site-associated DNA (2b-RAD) sequencing and 2403 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified. Read More

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Combined histochemical approach in assessing tryptase expression in the mast cell population.

Acta Histochem 2021 Apr 7;123(4):151711. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Institute for Hematopathology, Hamburg, Germany.

To increase the efficiency of interpretation of mast cell's contribution to the state of a specific tissue microenvironment, it is necessary to detail the molecular composition of their secretome and analyze the pathways of degranulation. Developed method of combining immunomorphological and histochemical staining protocols contributes to the most objective detection of the integral level of tryptase expression in the intraorgan population of the skin mast cells. Novel technique for tryptase detection expands the possibilities of morphological analysis, provides researchers with additional data on the structure of the mast cell population and helps visualize the processing and cytological features and structural targets of tryptase during the development of adaptive and pathological reactions. Read More

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The high affinity IgE receptor: a signaling update.

Curr Opin Immunol 2021 Apr 7;72:51-58. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA; Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.

Here we update receptor proximal and distant signaling events of the mast cell high affinity IgE receptor (FcεRI) launching immediate type I hypersensitivity and an inflammatory cytokine-chemokine cascade. Different physiologic antigen concentrations, their affinity, and valency for the IgE ligand produce distinct intracellular signaling events with different outcomes. Investigating mast cell degranulation has revealed a complex molecular machinery that relays proximal signaling to cytoskeletal reorganization, granule transport and membrane fusion. Read More

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Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of anilide (dicarboxylic acid) shikonin esters as antitumor agents through targeting PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Mar 29;111:104872. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China; Co-Innovation Center for Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China. Electronic address:

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has an unfavorable prognosis attribute to its low differentiation, rapid proliferation and high distant metastasis rate. PI3K/Akt/mTOR as an intracellular signaling pathway plays a key role in the cell proliferation, migration, invasion, metabolism and regeneration. In this work, we designed and synthesized a series of anilide (dicarboxylic acid) shikonin esters targeting PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway, and assessed their antitumor effects. Read More

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Effect of nanomolar concentrations of lanthanum on Desmodesmus quadricauda cultivated under environmentally relevant conditions.

Aquat Toxicol 2021 Mar 26;235:105818. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Czech Academy of Sciences, Biology Centre, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Plant Biophysics and Biochemistry, Branišovská 31/1160, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic; University of South Bohemia, Department of Experimental Plant Biology, Branišovská 31/1160, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

Toxicity of lanthanides is generally regarded as low, and they even have been suggested to be beneficial at low concentrations. This research was conducted to investigate effects of Lanthanum (La) on Desmodesmus quadricauda, a freshwater green microalga. The algal cultures were treated with nanomolar La concentrations under controlled environmentally relevant conditions. Read More

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Renal cell carcinomas with tubulopapillary architecture and oncocytic cells: Molecular analysis of 39 difficult tumors to classify.

Ann Diagn Pathol 2021 Mar 31;52:151734. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Pathology, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň, Pilsen, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

So-called oncocytic papillary renal cell carcinoma (OPRCC) is a poorly defined variant of papillary renal cell carcinoma. Since its first description, several studies were published with conflicting results, and thus precise definition is lacking. A cohort of 39 PRCCs composed of oncocytic cells were analyzed. Read More

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Biological effects of multimetal (Ni, Cd, Pb, Cu, Cr, Zn) mixture in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss: Laboratory exposure and recovery study.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 Apr 7;216:112202. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Nature Research Centre, Laboratory of Geoenvironmental Research, Akademijos St. 2, LT-08412 Vilnius, Lithuania; Vilnius University, Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences, Naugarduko St. 24, LT-03225 Vilnius, Lithuania.

The present study tested the biological consequences of exposure to a multimetal mixture as a multiple chemical stressor on Oncorhynchus mykiss at molecular, cellular, physiological and whole-organism levels and on biomarker responses of this fish during the depuration period. To represent environmentally relevant multiple chemical stressors, in our study, we used the mixture of Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr, Pb and Cd at the concentrations corresponding to Maximum-Permissible-Concentrations (MPCs) acceptable for the EU inland waters. This study was undertaken with a view to elucidate if changes in the MPC of the test mixture components (Ni, Pb, Cd) could cause significantly different biomarker responses in O. Read More

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Comments on the ambiguity of selected surface markers, signaling pathways and omics profiles hampering the identification of myeloid-derived suppressor cells.

Cell Immunol 2021 Mar 29;364:104347. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Institute for Virology and Immunobiology, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) are important immune-regulatory cells but their identification remains difficult. Here, we provide a critical view on selected surface markers, transcriptional and translational pathways commonly used to identify MDSC by specific, their developmental origin and new possibilities by transcriptional or proteomic profiling. Discrimination of MDSC from their non-suppressive counterparts is a prerequisite for the development of successful therapies. Read More

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Effects of dim artificial light at night on locomotor activity, cardiovascular physiology, and circadian clock genes in a diurnal songbird.

Environ Pollut 2021 Mar 31;282:117036. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, USA.

Artificial light is transforming the nighttime environment and quickly becoming one of the most pervasive pollutants on earth. Across taxa, light entrains endogenous circadian clocks that function to synchronize behavioral and physiological rhythms with natural photoperiod. Artificial light at night (ALAN) disrupts these photoperiodic cues and has consequences for humans and wildlife including sleep disruption, physiological stress and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Read More

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High-Fat Diet Drives an Aggressive Pancreatic Cancer Phenotype.

J Surg Res 2021 Apr 7;264:163-172. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Surgery, Charleston, South Carolina; Department of Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina; Department of Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Electronic address:

Background: Emerging evidence indicates associations between high-fat diet (HFD), metabolic syndrome (MetS), and increased risk of pancreatic cancer. However, individual components of an HFD that increase cancer risk have not been isolated. In addition, a specific pattern of cytokine elevation by which MetS drives pancreatic tumor progression is not well described. Read More

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Computational Assessment of Protein-Protein Binding Affinity by Reverse Engineering the Energetics in Protein Complexes.

Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Systems and Computational Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, USA. Electronic address:

The cellular functions of proteins are maintained by forming diverse complexes. The stability of these complexes is quantified by the measurement of binding affinity, while mutations that alter the binding affinity can cause various diseases such as cancer and diabetes. As a result, the accurate estimation of binding stability and the effects of mutations on changes of binding affinity is a crucial step to understanding the biological functions of proteins and their dysfunctional consequences. Read More

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Stabilin-1 is required for the endothelial clearance of small anionic nanoparticles.

Nanomedicine 2021 Apr 7:102395. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Supramolecular & Biomaterials Chemistry, Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC), Leiden University, P.O. Box 9502, 2300, RA, Leiden, The Netherlands; Division of BioTherapeutics, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR), Leiden University, P.O. Box 9502, 2300, RA, Leiden, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Clearance of nanoparticles (NPs) after intravenous injection - mainly by the liver - is a critical barrier for the clinical translation of nanomaterials. Physicochemical properties of NPs are known to influence their distribution through cell-specific interactions; however, the molecular mechanisms responsible for liver cellular NP uptake are poorly understood. Liver sinusoidal endothelial cells and Kupffer cells are critical participants in this clearance process. Read More

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Mitochondrial calcium signaling in the brain and its modulation by neurotropic viruses.

Mitochondrion 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Neurovirology Section, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Haryana, India. Electronic address:

Calcium (Ca) plays fundamental and diverse roles in brain cells as a second messenger of many signaling pathways. Given the high energy demand in the brain and the generally non-regenerative state of neurons, the role of brain mitochondrial calcium [Ca] in particular, in regulating ATP generation and determination of cell fate by initiation or inhibition of programmed cell death (PCD) becomes critical. Since [Ca] signaling has a central role in brain physiology, it represents an ideal target for viruses to hijack the Ca machinery to favor their own persistence, replication and/or dissemination by modulating cell death. Read More

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Loss of Function of Lysosomal Acid Lipase (LAL) Profoundly Impacts Osteoblastogenesis and Increases Fracture Risk in Humans.

Bone 2021 Apr 7:115946. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Maine Medical Center Research Institute, 81 Research Drive, Scarborough, Maine, USA, 04074; Center for Bone Biology, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232; USA; Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232; USA. Electronic address:

Lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) is essential for cholesteryl ester (CE) and triacylglycerol (TAG) hydrolysis in lysosomes. Clinically, an autosomal recessive LIPA mutation causes LAL deficiency (LAL-D), either Wolman Disease or Cholesterol Ester Storage Disease (CESD). LAL-D is associated with ectopic neutral lipid accumulation in the liver, small intestine, spleen, adrenal glands, and blood. Read More

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Autophagy in the Diabetic Heart: A Potential Pharmacotherapeutic Target in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy.

Ageing Res Rev 2021 Apr 7:101338. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Biochemistry, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, 506007, Telangana, India; Applied Biology, CSIR-Indian Institute of Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, 50000, Telangana, India. Electronic address:

Association of diabetes with an elevated risk of cardiac failure has been clinically evident. Diabetes potentiates diastolic and systolic cardiac failure following the myocardial infarction that produces the cardiac muscle-specific microvascular complication, clinically termed as diabetic cardiomyopathy. Elevated susceptibility of diabetic cardiomyopathy is primarily caused by the generation of free radicals in the hyperglycemic milieu, compromising the myocardial contractility and normal cardiac functions with increasing redox insult, impaired mitochondria, damaged organelles, apoptosis, and cardiomyocytes fibrosis. Read More

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Discovery of effective phosphodiesterase 2 inhibitors with antioxidant activities for the treatment of alzheimer's disease.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2021 Apr 7:128016. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510006, PR China.

The multi-target-directed-ligand (MTDL) strategy has been widely applied in the discovery of novel drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) because of the multifactorial pathological mechanisms of AD. Phosphodiesterase-2 (PDE2) has been identified to be a novel and promising target for AD. However, MTDL combining with the inhibitory activity against PDE2A and other anti-AD factors such as antioxidants has not been developed yet. Read More

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Identification of gallic acid as a active ingredient of Syzygium aromaticum against tacrolimus-induced damage in renal epithelial LLC-PK1 cells and rat kidney.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2021 Apr 7:128012. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, Seongnam 13120, Korea. Electronic address:

Tacrolimus (FK506), a calcineurin inhibitor, is an effective immunosuppressive agent mainly used to lower the risk of organ rejection after allogeneic organ transplant. However, FK506-associated adverse effects, such as nephrotoxicity, may limit its therapeutic use. In this study, we confirmed that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), sanguiin H-6, and gallic acid increased cell survival following FK506-induced cytotoxicity in renal epithelial LLC-PK1. Read More

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Prolyl Oligopeptidase Inhibition Reduces Oxidative Stress via Reducing NADPH Oxidase Activity by Activating Protein Phosphatase 2A.

Free Radic Biol Med 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Division of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, FINLAND; Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology Unit, Institute of Biotechnology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku, FINLAND; School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, FINLAND. Electronic address:

Oxidative stress (OS) is a common toxic feature in various neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, reducing OS could provide a potential approach to achieve neuroprotection. Prolyl oligopeptidase (PREP) is a serine protease that is linked to neurodegeneration, as endogenous PREP inhibits autophagy and induces the accumulation of detrimental protein aggregates. Read More

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Regulation of Nuclear Factor-KappaB (NF-κB) signaling pathway by non-coding RNAs in cancer: Inhibiting or promoting carcinogenesis?

Cancer Lett 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

NUS Centre for Cancer Research (N2CR), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Department of Pharmacology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 117 600, Singapore. Electronic address:

The nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) signaling pathway is considered as a potential therapeutic target in cancer therapy. It has been well established that transcription factor NF-κB is involved in regulating physiological and pathological events including inflammation, immune response and differentiation. Increasing evidences suggest that deregulated NF-κB signaling can enhance cancer cell proliferation, metastasis and also mediate radio-as well as chemo-resistance. Read More

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Isolation and culture of adult murine cardiac atrial and ventricular fibroblasts and myofibroblasts.

Methods 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Montreal Heart Institute, 5000 Belanger, Montréal, Québec, H1T 1C8, Canada; Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7, Canada; Pharmacology and Physiology, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7, Canada; Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7, Canada. Electronic address:

Cardiac fibroblasts play a critical role in extracellular matrix homeostasis, wound healing, and cardiac interstitial fibrosis: the latter being a pathophysiological response to a chronic increase in afterload. Using a standard protocol to isolate cardiac fibroblasts and maintain them in their quiescent phenotype in vitro will enable a better understanding of cardiac fibroblast biology and their role in the response to profibrotic stimuli. Here, we describe an enzymatic method for isolating cardiac fibroblasts. Read More

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Crystal structure of BRP39, a signaling glycoprotein expressed during mammary gland apoptosis at 2.6 Å resolution.

J Struct Biol 2021 Apr 7:107737. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Chemistry, University of California Davis, Davis, California, 95616, United States; Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, 95616, United States.

Breast regression protein 39 (BRP39) is a 39 kDa protein that is a member of chitolectin class of glycosyl hydrolase family 18 (GH18). High expression levels of BRP39 have been detected in breast carcinoma. It helps in proliferation of cells during the progression of this disease and may act as a signaling factor. Read More

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Environmental enrichment applied with sensory components prevents age-related decline in synaptic dynamics: Evidence from the zebrafish model organism.

Exp Gerontol 2021 Apr 7:111346. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey; National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey; Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Zebrafish Facility, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey; Department of Psychology, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

Progression of cognitive decline with or without neurodegeneration varies among elderly subjects. The main aim of the current study was to illuminate the molecular mechanisms that promote and retain successful aging in the context of factors such as environment and gender, both of which alter the resilience of the aging brain. Environmental enrichment (EE) is one intervention that may lead to the maintenance of cognitive processing at older ages in both humans and animal subjects. Read More

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GILT in tumor cells improves T cell-mediated anti-tumor immune surveillance.

Immunol Lett 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Immunology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China; Key Laboratory of Immune Microenvironment and Disease, Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology in Tianjin, Excellent Talent Project, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China. Electronic address:

The lysosomal thiol reductase GILT catalyzes the reduction of disulfide bonds of protein antigens, facilitating antigen-presenting cells (APCs) to present antigen to T cells. However, whether GILT expression in tumor cells can be associated with improved T cell-mediated anti-tumor responses remains unknown. Here, we identify that GILT is able to facilitate anti-tumor immune surveillance via promoting MHC class I mediated-antigen presentation in colon carcinoma. Read More

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Is SARS-CoV-2 Spike glycoprotein impairing macrophage function via α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors?

Food Chem Toxicol 2021 Apr 7:112184. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Panepistimiopolis, 26500 Rio-Patras, Greece. Electronic address:

The innate immune cells play an important role in handling early infections, and can eliminate them completely up to a certain threshold. Beyond that threshold they take up their role in "The Resolution of Inflammation". The recognition of the SARS-CoV-2 antigen triggers an eicosanoid storm and initiates a robust inflammatory response. Read More

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Chronic active T cell-mediated rejection is variably responsive to immunosuppressive therapy.

Kidney Int 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA.

Chronic active T cell-mediated rejection (CA TCMR) is a newly described variant of kidney allograft rejection associated with long-term graft loss. Whether this form of rejection is related to under immunosuppression is debated and the benefit of immunosuppressive therapy in CA TCMR is unknown. Here we investigate the amenability of CA TCMR to treatment and examine the impact of clinical, histologic, and molecular parameters on outcomes. Read More

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MiR-3663-3p participates in the anti-hepatocellular carcinoma proliferation activity of baicalein by targeting SH3GL1 and negatively regulating EGFR/ERK/NF-κB signaling.

Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2021 Apr 7:115522. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Biodiagnosis and Biotherapy, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710004, China; Shaanxi Provincial Clinical Research Center for Hepatic & Splenic Diseases, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710004, China; Center for Tumor and Immunology, the Precision Medical Institute, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710004, China. Electronic address:

Baicalein is a purified flavonoid that exhibits anticancer effects in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, its underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unclear. In this study, we found that baicalein inhibited HCC cell growth, induced apoptosis, and blocked cell cycle arrest at the S phase in vitro, as well as reduced HCC tumor volume and weight in vivo. Read More

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Structural basis of drug recognition by the multidrug transporter ABCG2.

J Mol Biol 2021 Apr 7:166980. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

ABCG2 is an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter whose function affects the pharmacokinetics of drugs and contributes to multidrug resistance of cancer cells. While its interaction with the endogenous substrate estrone-3-sulfate (ES) has been elucidated at a structural level, the recognition and recruitment of exogenous compounds is not understood at sufficiently high resolution. Here we present three cryo-EM structures of nanodisc-reconstituted, human ABCG2 bound to anticancer drugs tariquidar, topotecan and mitoxantrone. Read More

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The effect of retinal scaffold modulus on performance during surgical handling.

Exp Eye Res 2021 Apr 7:108566. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa, 5601 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA; Institute for Vision Research, The University of Iowa, USA. Electronic address:

Emerging treatment strategies for retinal degeneration involve replacing lost photoreceptors using supportive scaffolds to ensure cells survive the implantation process. While many design aspects of these scaffolds, including material chemistry and microstructural cues have been studied in depth, a full set of design constraints has yet to be established. For example, while known to be important in other tissues and systems, the influence of mechanical properties on surgical handling has not been quantified. Read More

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Unveiling the Pathogenesis of Perineural Invasion from the Perspective of Neuroactive molecules.

Biochem Pharmacol 2021 Apr 7:114547. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Biochemistry Department, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Perineural invasion (PNI) is characterized by an encounter between the cancer cells and neuronal fibers and holds an extremely poor prognosis for malignant tumors. The exact molecular mechanism behind PNI yet remains to be explored. However, it is worth-noting that an involvement of the neuroactive molecules plays a major part in this process. Read More

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Glucocorticoids suppressed osteoblast differentiation by decreasing Sema3A expression via the PIK3/Akt pathway.

Exp Cell Res 2021 Apr 7:112595. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Guanghua School and Hospital of Stomatology & Institute of Stomatological Research, Sun Yat-sen University, 510055,Guangzhou, China; Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Guangzhou 510055, China. Electronic address:

Glucocorticoids(GCs) are extensively used to treat inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Excessive prolonged exposure to glucocorticoids is associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis. The inhibition of osteoblast differentiation by GCs is suggested as a major cause for GCs-induced osteoporosis (GIO). Read More

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