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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821679/upf1-governs-synaptic-plasticity-through-association-with-a-stau2-rna-granule
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Tyson E Graber, Erika Freemantle, Mina Anadolu, Sarah Hébert-Seropian, Robyn MacAdam, Unkyung Shin, Huy-Dung Hoang, Tommy Alain, Jean-Claude Lacaille, Wayne S Sossin
Neuronal mRNAs can be packaged in reversibly stalled polysome granules prior to their transport to distant synaptic locales. Stimulation of synaptic metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) reactivates translation of these particular mRNAs to produce plasticity-related protein; a phenomenon exhibited during mGluR-mediated long-term depression (mGluR-LTD). This form of plasticity is deregulated in Fragile X Syndrome, a monogenic form of autism in humans, and understanding the stalling and reactivation mechanism could reveal new approaches to therapies...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819300/yebc-a-putative-transcriptional-factor-involved-in-the-regulation-of-the-proteolytic-system-of-lactobacillus
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Lucía Brown, Josefina M Villegas, Mariano Elean, Silvina Fadda, Fernanda Mozzi, Lucila Saavedra, Elvira M Hebert
The proteolytic system of Lactobacillus plays an essential role in bacterial growth, contributes to the flavor development of fermented products, and can release bioactive health-beneficial peptides during milk fermentation. In this work, a genomic analysis of all genes involved in the proteolytic system of L. delbrueckii subsp. lactis CRL 581 was performed. Genes encoding the cell envelope-associated proteinase, two peptide transport systems, and sixteen peptidases were identified. The influence of the peptide supply on the transcription of 23 genes involved in the proteolytic system of L...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819021/phenotypic-heterogeneity-of-circulating-tumor-cells-informs-clinical-decisions-between-ar-signaling-inhibitors-and-taxanes-in-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Howard I Scher, Ryon P Graf, Nicole Schreiber, Brigit McLaughlin, Adam Jendrisak, Yipeng Wang, Jerry Lee, Stephanie Greene, Rachel Krupa, David Lu, Pascal Bamford, Jessica Louw, Lyndsey Dugan, Hebert Alberto Vargas, Martin Fleisher, Mark Landers, Glenn Heller, Ryan V Dittamore
The heterogeneity of an individual patient's tumor has been linked to treatment resistance, but quantitative biomarkers to rapidly and reproducibly evaluate heterogeneity in a clinical setting are currently lacking. Using established tools available in a CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified clinical laboratory, we quantified digital pathology features on 9,225 individual circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from 179 unique metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients to define phenotypically distinct cell types...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811738/predictors-of-retention-among-african-americans-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-test-the-healthy-eating-and-active-living-in-the-spirit-heals-intervention
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Oluwole A Babatunde, Swann Arp Adams, Michael D Wirth, Jan M Eberth, Jameson Sofge, Seul Ki Choi, Brook E Harmon, Lisa Davis, Ruby Drayton, Thomas G Hurley, Heather M Brandt, Cheryl A Armstead, James R Hébert
INTRODUCTION: Retention of racial/ethnic minority groups into research trials is necessary to fully understand and address health disparities. This study was conducted to identify participants' characteristics associated with retention of African Americans (AAs) in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a behavioral intervention. METHODS: Using data from an RCT conducted from 2009 to 2012 among AAs, participant-level factors were examined for associations with retention between three measurement points (ie, baseline, 3-month, and 12-month)...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808596/the-severity-of-intracranial-hemorrhages-measured-by-free-hemoglobin-in-the-brain-depends-on-the-anticoagulant-class-experimental-data
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Kyle M Ware, Douglas L Feinstein, Israel Rubinstein, Prudhvi Battula, Jose Otero, Lee Hebert, Tzu-Fei Wang, Alexandra Ivanova, Shweta Chaudhary, Jessica Hemminger, Sergey V Brodsky
Background and Purpose. Anticoagulant therapy is broadly used to prevent thromboembolic events. Intracranial hemorrhages are serious complications of anticoagulation, especially with warfarin. Direct oral anticoagulants reduce but do not eliminate the risk of intracranial hemorrhages. The aim of this study is to determine the degree of intracranial hemorrhage after application of anticoagulants without additional triggers. Methods. Rats were treated with different anticoagulant classes (vitamin K antagonists, heparin, direct thrombin inhibitor, and factor Xa inhibitor)...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808137/regulatory-rnps-a-novel-class-of-ribonucleoproteins-that-potentially-contribute-to-ribosome-heterogeneity
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Aaron R Poole, Ian Vicino, Hironori Adachi, Yi-Tao Yu, Michael D Hebert
Many ribonucleoproteins (RNPs), which are comprised of non-coding RNA and associated proteins, are involved in essential cellular processes such as translation and pre-mRNA splicing. One class of RNP is the small Cajal body-specific RNP (scaRNP), which contributes to the biogenesis of small nuclear RNPs (snRNPs) that are central components of the spliceosome. Three scaRNAs are internally processed, generating stable nucleolus-enriched RNAs of unknown function. Here we provide data that these RNAs become part of RNPs we term regulatory RNPs (regRNPs)...
August 14, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801553/dead-end-complex-lipid-interactions-and-catalytic-mechanism-of-microsomal-glutathione-transferase-1-an-electron-crystallography-and-mutagenesis-investigation
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Qie Kuang, Pasi Purhonen, Johan Ålander, Richard Svensson, Veronika Hoogland, Jens Winerdal, Linda Spahiu, Astrid Ottosson-Wadlund, Caroline Jegerschöld, Ralf Morgenstern, Hans Hebert
Microsomal glutathione transferase 1 (MGST1) is a detoxification enzyme belonging to the Membrane Associated Proteins in Eicosanoid and Glutathione Metabolism (MAPEG) superfamily. Here we have used electron crystallography of two-dimensional crystals in order to determine an atomic model of rat MGST1 in a lipid environment. The model comprises 123 of the 155 amino acid residues, two structured phospholipid molecules, two aliphatic chains and one glutathione (GSH) molecule. The functional unit is a homotrimer centered on the crystallographic three-fold axes of the unit cell...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801457/correction-for-yu-et-al-a-mouse-prmt1-null-allele-defines-an-essential-role-for-arginine-methylation-in-genome-maintenance-and-cell-proliferation
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Zhenbao Yu, Taiping Chen, Josée Hébert, En Li, Stéphane Richard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799964/the-effect-of-adductor-canal-block-on-knee-extensor-muscle-strength-6-weeks-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nicolas Rousseau-Saine, Stephan R Williams, François Girard, Luc J Hébert, Florian Robin, Luc Duchesne, Frédéric Lavoie, Monique Ruel
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) reduces knee extensor muscle strength (KES) in the operated limb for several months after the surgery. Immediately after TKA, compared to either inguinal femoral nerve block or placebo, adductor canal block (ACB) better preserves KES. Whether this short-term increase in KES is maintained several weeks after surgery remains unknown. We hypothesized that 48 hours of continuous ACB immediately after TKA would improve KES 6 weeks after TKA, compared to placebo...
August 9, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797701/cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-associations-between-different-exercise-types-and-food-cravings-in-free-living-healthy-young-adults
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Clemens Drenowatz, Line H Evensen, Linda Ernstsen, John E Blundell, Gregory A Hand, Robin P Shook, James R Hébert, Stephanie Burgess, Steven N Blair
INTRODUCTION: An increase in energy intake due to alterations in hedonic appetite sensations may, at least in part, contribute to lower-than-expected weight loss in exercise interventions. The aim of this study was to examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between habitual exercise participation and food cravings in free-living young adults. METHODS: A total of 417 adults (49% male, 28 ± 4 years) reported frequency and duration of walking, aerobic exercise, resistance exercise and other exercise at baseline and every 3 months over a 12-month period...
August 7, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794907/rai1-overexpression-promotes-altered-circadian-gene-expression-and-dyssomnia-in-potocki-lupski-syndrome
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Sureni V Mullegama, Joseph T Alaimo, Michael D Fountain, Brooke Burns, Amanda Hebert Balog, Li Chen, Sarah H Elsea
Retinoic acid induced 1 ( RAI1 ) encodes a dosage-sensitive gene that when haploinsufficient results in Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) and when overexpressed results in Potocki-Lupski syndrome (PTLS). Phenotypic and molecular evidence illustrates that haploinsufficiency of RAI1 disrupts circadian rhythm through the dysregulation of the master circadian regulator, circadian locomotor output cycles kaput ( CLOCK) , and other core circadian components, contributing to prominent sleep disturbances in SMS. However, the phenotypic and molecular characterization of sleep features in PTLS has not been elucidated...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790343/strategic-tradeoffs-in-competitor-dynamics-on-adaptive-networks
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Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Antoine Allard, Pierre-André Noël, Jean-Gabriel Young, Eric Libby
Recent empirical work highlights the heterogeneity of social competitions such as political campaigns: proponents of some ideologies seek debate and conversation, others create echo chambers. While symmetric and static network structure is typically used as a substrate to study such competitor dynamics, network structure can instead be interpreted as a signature of the competitor strategies, yielding competition dynamics on adaptive networks. Here we demonstrate that tradeoffs between aggressiveness and defensiveness (i...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790185/asymmetric-percolation-drives-a-double-transition-in-sexual-contact-networks
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Antoine Allard, Benjamin M Althouse, Samuel V Scarpino, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne
Zika virus (ZIKV) exhibits unique transmission dynamics in that it is concurrently spread by a mosquito vector and through sexual contact. Due to the highly asymmetric durations of infectiousness between males and females-it is estimated that males are infectious for periods up to 10 times longer than females-we show that this sexual component of ZIKV transmission behaves akin to an asymmetric percolation process on the network of sexual contacts. We exactly solve the properties of this asymmetric percolation on random sexual contact networks and show that this process exhibits two epidemic transitions corresponding to a core-periphery structure...
August 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774273/thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-valproic-acid-toxicity
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Sean A Hebert, Timothy P Bohan, Christian L Erikson, Rita D Swinford
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a serious, sometimes life-threatening disorder marked by the presence of endothelial injury and microvascular thrombi. Drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy (DI-TMA) is one specific TMA syndrome that occurs following drug exposure via drug-dependent antibodies or direct tissue toxicity. Common examples include calcineurin inhibitors Tacrolimus and Cyclosporine and antineoplastics Gemcitabine and Mitomycin. Valproic acid has not been implicated in DI-TMA...
August 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766066/outcome-of-kidney-transplantation-in-pediatric-patients-with-anca-associated-glomerulonephritis-a-single-center-experience
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Damien Noone, Rae S M Yeung, Diane Hebert
OBJECTIVES: Data on kidney transplant outcomes for pediatric patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) secondary to anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody glomerulonephritis (ANCA GN), particularly granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), is limited. We describe our experience of kidney transplantation in pediatric ANCA GN patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients with ANCA GN who developed ESRD and were transplanted at a single center between the years 2000 and 2014...
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763950/paper-spray-mass-spectrometry-and-chemometric-tools-for-a-fast-and-reliable-identification-of-counterfeit-blended-scottish-whiskies
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Janaína Aparecida Reis Teodoro, Hebert Vinicius Pereira, Marcelo Martins Sena, Evandro Piccin, Jorge Jardim Zacca, Rodinei Augusti
A direct method based on the application of paper spray mass spectrometry (PS-MS) combined with a chemometric supervised method (partial least square discriminant analysis, PLS-DA) was developed and applied to the discrimination of authentic and counterfeit samples of blended Scottish whiskies. The developed methodology employed the negative ion mode MS, included 44 authentic whiskies from diverse brands and batches and 44 counterfeit samples of the same brands seized during operations of the Brazilian Federal Police, totalizing 88 samples...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760602/longer-wait-times-affect-future-use-of-vha-primary-care
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Edwin S Wong, Chuan-Fen Liu, Susan E Hernandez, Matthew R Augustine, Karin Nelson, Stephan D Fihn, Paul L Hebert
BACKGROUND: Improving access to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is a high priority, particularly given statutory mandates of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act. This study examined whether patient-reported wait times for VHA appointments were associated with future reliance on VHA primary care services. METHODS: This observational study examined 13,595 VHA patients dually enrolled in fee-for-service Medicare. Data sources included VHA administrative data, Medicare claims and the Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients (SHEP)...
July 29, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754830/vascular-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-promotes-intracranial-aneurysm-formation
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Paul-Emile Labeyrie, Romain Goulay, Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Marie Hébert, Maxime Gauberti, Eric Maubert, Barbara Delaunay, Benjamin Gory, Francesco Signorelli, Francis Turjman, Emmanuel Touzé, Patrick Courthéoux, Denis Vivien, Cyrille Orset
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although the mechanisms that contribute to intracranial aneurysm (IA) formation and rupture are not totally elucidated, inflammation and matrix remodeling are incriminated. Because tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator) controls both inflammatory and matrix remodeling processes, we hypothesized that tPA could be involved in the pathophysiology of IA. METHODS: Immunofluorescence analyses of tPA and its main substrate within the aneurysmal wall of murine and human samples were performed...
July 28, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754383/structures-of-apolipoprotein-a-i-in-high-density-lipoprotein-generated-by-electron-microscopy-and-biased-simulations
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Lin Zhu, Jitka Petrlova, Peter Gysbers, Hans Hebert, Stefan Wallin, Caroline Jegerschöld, Jens O Lagerstedt
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is a key protein for the transport of cholesterol from the vascular wall to the liver. The formation and structure of nascent HDL, composed of apoA-I and phospholipids, is critical to this process. METHODS: The HDL was assembled in vitro from apoA-I, cholesterol and 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC) at a 1:4:50 molar ratio. The structure of HDL was investigated in vitreous samples, frozen at cryogenic temperatures, as well as in negatively stained samples by transmission electron microscopy...
July 25, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752459/expression-and-purification-of-active-recombinant-human-alpha-1-antitrypsin-aat-from-escherichia-coli
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Beena Krishnan, Lizbeth Hedstrom, Daniel N Hebert, Lila M Gierasch, Anne Gershenson
Well-established genetic manipulation procedures along with a fast doubling time, the ability to grow in inexpensive media, and easy scaleup make Escherichia coli (E. coli) a preferred recombinant protein expression platform. Human alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) and other serpins are easily expressed in E. coli despite their metastability and complicated topology. Serpins can be produced as soluble proteins or aggregates in inclusion bodies, and both forms can be purified to homogeneity. In this chapter, we describe an ion-exchange chromatography-based protocol that we have developed involving the use of two anion-exchange columns to purify untagged human AAT from E...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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