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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156754/functional-characterization-of-a-novel-transcript-of-ercc1-in-chemotherapy-resistance-of-ovarian-cancer
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Jia Liu, Lin Zhang, Ping Mao, Guoqiang Jiang, Likun Liu, Jing Wang, Wei Yang, Lawrence Owusu, Weiling Li
Approximately 15-20% of ovarian cancer patients receiving platinum-based chemotherapy are primary platinum-resistant. Identification of these patients and transfer to other more effective therapy could reduce the morbidity of ovarian cancer. ERCC1 is a DNA repair gene which can complex with XPF to repair cisplatin-induced DNA damage and cause chemotherapy resistance. In this study, we found a novel ERCC1 transcript initiated upstream of the normal transcription initiation site. The expression of this larger ERCC1 transcript dramatically increased following cisplatin treatment in ovarian cancer cells and was regulated by the MAPK pathway...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156694/pdac-derived-exosomes-enrich-the-microenvironment-in-mdscs-in-a-smad4-dependent-manner-through-a-new-calcium-related-axis
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Daniela Basso, Elisa Gnatta, Andrea Padoan, Paola Fogar, Sara Furlanello, Ada Aita, Dania Bozzato, Carlo-Federico Zambon, Giorgio Arrigoni, Chiara Frasson, Cinzia Franchin, Stefania Moz, Thomas Brefort, Thomas Laufer, Filippo Navaglia, Sergio Pedrazzoli, Giuseppe Basso, Mario Plebani
Tumor genetics and escape from immune surveillance concur in the poor prognosis of PDAC. In this study an experimental model was set up to verify whether SMAD4, deleted in about 55% PDAC and associated with poor prognosis, is involved in determining immunosuppression through Exosomes (Exo). Potential mechanisms and mediators underlying SMAD4-dependent immunosuppression were evaluated by studying intracellular calcium (Fluo-4), Exo-miRNAs (microarray) and Exo-proteins (SILAC). Two PDAC cell lines expressing (BxPC3-SMAD4+) or not-expressing (BxPC3) SMAD4 were used to prepare Exo-enriched conditioned media, employed in experiments with blood donors PBMCs...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156683/shycd-induces-ape1-ref-1-subcellular-localization-to-regulate-the-p53-apoptosis-signaling-pathway-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Jianxin Diao, Haiye Li, Wei Huang, Wenxiao Ma, Huan Dai, Yawei Liu, Ming Wang, He Yu Hua, Jinying Ou, Xiaomin Sun, Xuegang Sun, Yungao Yang
Background & Aims: San huang yin chi decoction(SHYCD) is derived from the yin chen hao decoction, a well-known and canonical Chinese medicine formula from the "Treatise on Febrile Diseases". Over the past decade, SHYCD has been used to treat and prevent the liver cirrhosis and liver failure. In the present study, we investigated the effects of SHYCD for acute on chronic liver failure(ACLF) and explored its potential mechanism. an ACLF rat model, which induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) combined with D-galactosamine (D-GalN) and lipopolysaccharide(LPS), was used and confirmed by B-ultrasound analysis...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156650/nondestructive-evaluation-of-carbon-fiber-bicycle-frames-using-infrared-thermography
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Rubén Usamentiaga, Clemente Ibarra-Castanedo, Matthieu Klein, Xavier Maldague, Jeroen Peeters, Alvaro Sanchez-Beato
Bicycle frames made of carbon fibre are extremely popular for high-performance cycling due to the stiffness-to-weight ratio, which enables greater power transfer. However, products manufactured using carbon fibre are sensitive to impact damage. Therefore, intelligent nondestructive evaluation is a required step to prevent failures and ensure a secure usage of the bicycle. This work proposes an inspection method based on active thermography, a proven technique successfully applied to other materials. Different configurations for the inspection are tested, including power and heating time...
November 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156596/microvesicle-involvement-in-shiga-toxin-associated-infection
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REVIEW
Annie Villysson, Ashmita Tontanahal, Diana Karpman
Shiga toxin is the main virulence factor of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, a non-invasive pathogen that releases virulence factors in the intestine, causing hemorrhagic colitis and, in severe cases, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS manifests with acute renal failure, hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia. Shiga toxin induces endothelial cell damage leading to platelet deposition in thrombi within the microvasculature and the development of thrombotic microangiopathy, mostly affecting the kidney. Red blood cells are destroyed in the occlusive capillary lesions...
November 19, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156590/enhancement-of-aggregation-induced-emission-by-introducing-multiple-o-carborane-substitutions-into-triphenylamine
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Kenta Nishino, Kyoya Uemura, Masayuki Gon, Kazuo Tanaka, Yoshiki Chujo
The enhancement of aggregation-induced emission (AIE) is presented on the basis of the strategy for improving solid-state luminescence by employing multiple o-carborane substituents. We synthesized the modified triphenylamines with various numbers of o-carborane units and compared their optical properties. From the optical measurements, the emission bands from the twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) state were obtained from the modified triphenylamines. It was notable that emission efficiencies of the multi-substituted triphenylamines including two or three o-carborane units were enhanced 6- to 8-fold compared to those of the mono-substituted triphenylamine...
November 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156589/genome-wide-development-of-microrna-based-ssr-markers-in-medicago-truncatula-with-their-transferability-analysis-and-utilization-in-related-legume-species
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Xueyang Min, Zhengshe Zhang, Yisong Liu, Xingyi Wei, Zhipeng Liu, Yanrong Wang, Wenxian Liu
Microsatellite (simple sequence repeats, SSRs) marker is one of the most widely used markers in marker-assisted breeding. As one type of functional markers, MicroRNA-based SSR (miRNA-SSR) markers have been exploited mainly in animals, but the development and characterization of miRNA-SSR markers in plants are still limited. In the present study, miRNA-SSR markers for Medicago truncatula (M. truncatula) were developed and their cross-species transferability in six leguminous species was evaluated. A total of 169 primer pairs were successfully designed from 130 M...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156585/pan-cellulosomics-of-mesophilic-clostridia-variations-on-a-theme
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Bareket Dassa, Ilya Borovok, Vincent Lombard, Bernard Henrissat, Raphael Lamed, Edward A Bayer, Sarah Moraïs
The bacterial cellulosome is an extracellular, multi-enzyme machinery, which efficiently depolymerizes plant biomass by degrading plant cell wall polysaccharides. Several cellulolytic bacteria have evolved various elaborate modular architectures of active cellulosomes. We present here a genome-wide analysis of a dozen mesophilic clostridia species, including both well-studied and yet-undescribed cellulosome-producing bacteria. We first report here, the presence of cellulosomal elements, thus expanding our knowledge regarding the prevalence of the cellulosomal paradigm in nature...
November 18, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156576/stochastic-integration-h%C3%A2-filter-for-rapid-transfer-alignment-of-ins
#9
Dapeng Zhou, Lei Guo
The performance of an inertial navigation system (INS) operated on a moving base greatly depends on the accuracy of rapid transfer alignment (RTA). However, in practice, the coexistence of large initial attitude errors and uncertain observation noise statistics poses a great challenge for the estimation accuracy of misalignment angles. This study aims to develop a novel robust nonlinear filter, namely the stochastic integration H ∞ filter (SIH ∞ F) for improving both the accuracy and robustness of RTA. In this new nonlinear H ∞ filter, the stochastic spherical-radial integration rule is incorporated with the framework of the derivative-free H ∞ filter for the first time, and the resulting SIH ∞ F simultaneously attenuates the negative effect in estimations caused by significant nonlinearity and large uncertainty...
November 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156509/the-role-of-exosomes-on-colorectal-cancer-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Lidia Ruiz-López, Isabel Blancas, José M Garrido, Nuria Mut-Salud, Marta Moya-Jódar, Antonio Osuna, Fernando Rodríguez-Serrano
Exosomes are extracellular microvesicles released from cells, which are involved in many biological and pathological processes, mainly due to their role in intercellular communication. Exosomes derived from colorectal cancer (CRC) cells are related to oncogenesis, tumor cell survival, chemo-resistance and metastasis. The role of the exosomes in these processes involves the transfer of proteins, RNAs or mutant versions of proto-oncogenes to the target cells. In recent years, great efforts have been made to identify useful biomarkers in CRC exosomes for diagnosis, prediction of prognosis and treatment response...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156487/evolution-and-molecular-mechanism-of-four-electron-reducing-ferredoxin-dependent-bilin-reductases-from-oceanic-phages
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Benjamin Ledermann, Meike Schwan, Johannes A Sommerkamp, Eckhard Hofmann, Oded Béjà, Nicole Frankenberg-Dinkel
Ferredoxin-dependent bilin reductases (FDBRs) are a class of enzymes reducing the heme metabolite biliverdin IXα (BV) to form open-chain tetrapyrroles used for light-perception and light-harvesting in photosynthetic organisms. Thus far, seven FDBR families have been identified, each catalyzing a distinct reaction and either transferring two or four electrons from ferredoxin onto the substrate. The newest addition to the family is PcyX, originally identified from metagenomics data derived from phage. Phylogenetically, PcyA is the closest relative catalyzing the reduction of BV to phycocyanobilin...
November 20, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156436/impact-of-changes-in-labor-resources-and-transfers-of-land-use-rights-on-agricultural-non-point-source-pollution-in-jiangsu-province-china
#12
Hua Lu, Hualin Xie
This study systematically explores the likely mechanisms driving the effect of the transfer of agricultural land use rights (ALURs) on agricultural non-point source pollution (ANSP) in the context of changing agricultural labor resources. It quantitatively estimates the direction and degree of this influence from a microeconomic perspective using data from rural households. The results reveal that economies of scale caused by ALURs transfers contribute to reducing both the ANSP and marginal costs of inputs...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156419/segmentation-of-the-hippocampus-by-transferring-algorithmic-knowledge-for-large-cohort-processing
#13
Benjamin Thyreau, Kazunori Sato, Hiroshi Fukuda, Yasuyuki Taki
The hippocampus is a particularly interesting target for neuroscience research studies due to its essential role within the human brain. In large human cohort studies, bilateral hippocampal structures are frequently identified and measured to gain insight into human behaviour or genomic variability in neuropsychiatric disorders of interest. Automatic segmentation is performed using various algorithms, with FreeSurfer being a popular option. In this manuscript, we present a method to segment the bilateral hippocampus using a deep-learned appearance model...
November 10, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156408/label-free-electrochemical-dna-biosensor-for-guanine-and-adenine-by-ds-dna-poly-l-cysteine-fe3o4-nanoparticles-graphene-oxide-nanocomposite-modified-electrode
#14
Majid Arvand, Mona Sanayeei, Shiva Hemmati
In this study, we aim to design a simple and effective electrochemical DNA biosensor based on a carbon paste electrode modified with ds-DNA/poly(L-cysteine)/Fe3O4 nanoparticles-graphene oxide (ds-DNA/p(L-Cys)/Fe3O4 NPs-GO/CPE) for sensitive detection of adenine (A) and guanine (G). The electrocatalytic oxidation of A and G on the electrode was explored by differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) and cyclic voltammetry (CV). This sensor shows separated and well-defined peaks for A and G, by which one can determine these biological bases individually or simultaneously...
November 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156395/validation-of-a-multi-phase-plant-wide-model-for-the-description-of-the-aeration-process-in-a-wwtp
#15
I Lizarralde, T Fernández-Arévalo, S Beltrán, E Ayesa, P Grau
This paper introduces a new mathematical model built under the PC-PWM methodology to describe the aeration process in a full-scale WWTP. This methodology enables a systematic and rigorous incorporation of chemical and physico-chemical transformations into biochemical process models, particularly for the description of liquid-gas transfer to describe the aeration process. The mathematical model constructed is able to reproduce biological COD and nitrogen removal, liquid-gas transfer and chemical reactions. The capability of the model to describe the liquid-gas mass transfer has been tested by comparing simulated and experimental results in a full-scale WWTP...
October 30, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156391/optimal-allocation-of-physical-water-resources-integrated-with-virtual-water-trade-in-water-scarce-regions-a-case-study-for-beijing-china
#16
Quanliang Ye, Yi Li, La Zhuo, Wenlong Zhang, Wei Xiong, Chao Wang, Peifang Wang
This study provides an innovative application of virtual water trade in the traditional allocation of physical water resources in water scarce regions. A multi-objective optimization model was developed to optimize the allocation of physical water and virtual water resources to different water users in Beijing, China, considering the trade-offs between economic benefit and environmental impacts of water consumption. Surface water, groundwater, transferred water and reclaimed water constituted the physical resource of water supply side, while virtual water flow associated with the trade of five major crops (barley, corn, rice, soy and wheat) and three livestock products (beef, pork and poultry) in agricultural sector (calculated by the trade quantities of products and their virtual water contents)...
November 14, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156387/biotransformation-and-detoxification-of-selenite-by-microbial-biogenesis-of-selenium-sulfur-nanoparticles
#17
M Vogel, S Fischer, A Maffert, R Hübner, A C Scheinost, C Franzen, R Steudtner
This study combines the interaction between the toxic oxyanions selenite and selenate and the plant growth promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense with a comprehensive characterization of the formed selenium particles. As selenium is an essential trace element, but also toxic in high concentrations, its state of occurrence in nature is of major concern. Growth of the bacterium was affected by selenite (1-5mM) only, observable as a prolonged growth lag-phase of 3days. Subsequently, selenite reduction occurred under aerobic conditions resulting in extracellularly formed insoluble Se(0) particles...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156313/synthesis-spectroscopic-and-td-dft-quantum-mechanical-study-of-azo-azomethine-dyes-a-laser-induced-trans-cis-trans-photoisomerization-cycle
#18
Anton Georgiev, Anton Kostadinov, Deyan Ivanov, Deyan Dimov, Simeon Stoyanov, Lian Nedelchev, Dimana Nazarova, Denitsa Yancheva
This paper describes the synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and quantum mechanical calculations of three azo-azomethine dyes. The dyes were synthesized via condensation reaction between 4-(dimethylamino)benzaldehyde and three different 4-aminobenzene azo dyes. Quantum chemical calculations on the optimized molecular geometry and electron densities of the trans (E) and cis (Z) isomers and their vibrational frequencies have been computed by using DFT/B3LYP density-functional theory with 6-311++G(d,p) basis set in vacuo...
November 7, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156288/determination-and-validation-of-soil-thresholds-for-cadmium-based-on-food-quality-standard-and-health-risk-assessment
#19
Changfeng Ding, Yibing Ma, Xiaogang Li, Taolin Zhang, Xingxiang Wang
Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental toxicant with high rates of soil-plant transfer. It is essential to establish an accurate soil threshold for the implementation of soil management practices. This study takes root vegetable as an example to derive soil thresholds for Cd based on the food quality standard as well as health risk assessment using species sensitivity distribution (SSD). A soil type-specific bioconcentration factor (BCF, ratio of Cd concentration in plant to that in soil) generated from soil with a proper Cd concentration gradient was calculated and applied in the derivation of soil thresholds instead of a generic BCF value to minimize the uncertainty...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156266/seabirds-as-regional-biomonitors-of-legacy-toxicants-on-an-urbanized-coastline
#20
Corey A Clatterbuck, Rebecca L Lewison, Nathan G Dodder, Catherine Zeeman, Kenneth Schiff
Seabirds are often cited as sentinels of the marine environment, but are rarely used in traditional ocean and coastal contaminant monitoring. Four classes of persistent organic pollutants (POPs, n=68) and three trace elements (mercury, selenium, and arsenic) were measured in the eggs of California least terns (Sterna antillarum browni), caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia), double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus), and western gulls (Larus occidentalis) that nest in the Southern California Bight. Building on a periodic five year regional monitoring program, we measured contaminant exposure and assessed the utility of seabirds as regional contaminant biomonitors...
November 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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