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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231233/association-of-topoisomerase-ii-top2a-and-dual-specificity-phosphatase-6-dusp6-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-with-radiation-treatment-response-and-prognosis-of-lung-cancer-in-han-chinese
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Tian-Lu Wang, Yang-Wu Ren, He-Tong Wang, Hong Yu, Yu-Xia Zhao
BACKGROUND Mutations of DNA topoisomerase II (TOP2A) are associated with chemotherapy resistance, whereas dual-specificity phosphatase 6 (DUSP6) negatively regulates members of the mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase superfamily to control cell proliferation. This study assessed TOP2A and DUSP6 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients for association with chemoradiotherapy responses and prognosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 140 Chinese patients with histologically confirmed NSCLC were enrolled and subjected to genotyping of TOP2A rs471692 and DUSP6 rs2279574 using Taqman PCR...
February 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230642/strategies-to-obtain-diverse-and-specific-human-monoclonal-antibodies-from-transgenic-animals
#2
Marianne Brüggemann, Michael J Osborn, Biao Ma, Roland Buelow
Techniques to obtain large quantities of antigen-specific monoclonal antibodies, mAbs, were first established in the 1970s when Georges Köhler and César Milstein immortalized antibody-producing mouse B-lymphocytes by fusion with myeloma cells (http://www.whatisbiotechnology.org/exhibitions/milstein). Combined with the expression of human antibodies in transgenic animals, this technique allowed upon immunization the generation of highly specific fully human mAbs for therapeutic applications. Apart from being extremely beneficial, mAbs are a huge success commercially...
February 23, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226398/dysregulation-of-interleukin-5-expression-in-familial-eosinophilia
#3
Senbagavalli Prakash Babu, Yun-Yun K Chen, Sandra Bonne-Annee, Jun Yang, Irina Maric, Timothy G Myers, Thomas B Nutman, Amy D Klion
BACKGROUND: Familial eosinophilia (FE) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by the presence of lifelong peripheral eosinophilia (>1500/μL). Mapped to chromosome 5q31-q33, the genetic cause of FE is unknown, and prior studies have failed to demonstrate a primary abnormality in the eosinophil lineage. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to identify the cells driving the eosinophilia in FE. METHODS: Microarray analysis and real-time PCR were used to examine transcriptional differences in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), and in purified cell subsets from affected and unaffected family members belonging to a single large kindred...
February 22, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223389/analysis-of-serial-isolates-of-mcr-1-positive-escherichia-coli-reveals-a-highly-active-isapl1-transposon
#4
Erik Snesrud, Ana C Ong, Brendan Corey, Yoon I Kwak, Robert Clifford, Todd Gleeson, Shannon Wood, Timothy J Whitman, Emil P Lesho, Mary Hinkle, Patrick Mc Gann
The emergence of the transferable colistin resistance gene mcr-1 is of global concern. The insertion sequence (IS) Apl1 is a key component in the mobilization of this gene, but its role remains poorly understood.Six Escherichia coli were cultured from the same patient over one month in Germany and the USA after a brief hospitalization in Bahrain for an unconnected illness. Four carried mcr-1 by real-time PCR, but two were negative. Two additional mcr-1-negative E. coli were collected during follow-up surveillance nine months later...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222435/extracorporal-shock-waves-activate-migration-proliferation-and-inflammatory-pathways-in-fibroblasts-and-keratinocytes-and-improve-wound-healing-in-an-open-label-single-arm-study-in-patients-with-therapy-refractory-chronic-leg-ulcers
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Ilknur Aschermann, Seema Noor, Sascha Venturelli, Tobias Sinnberg, Christian Busch, Christian D Mnich
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) are globally a major cause of morbidity and mortality with increasing prevalence. Their treatment is highly challenging, and many conservative, surgical or advanced therapies have been suggested, but with little overall efficacy. Since the 1980s extracorporal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has gained interest as treatment for specific indications. Here, we report that patients with CLU showed wound healing after ESWT and investigated the underlying molecular mechanisms...
February 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220719/protector-effect-of-%C3%AE-thalassaemia-on-cholecystitis-and-cholecystectomy-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Robéria M Pontes, Elaine S Costa, Patrícia F R Siqueira, Jussara F F Medeiros, Andréa Soares, Fabiana V de Mello, Maria C Maioli, Isaac L S Filho, Liliane R Alves, Marcelo G P Land, Marcos K Fleury
OBJECTIVES: Cholecystitis is one of the complications of symptomatic cholelithiasis responsible for high levels of morbidity of sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. Here, we investigated the possible protective role of single gene deletions of α-thalassaemia in the occurrence of cholelithiasis and cholecystitis in SCD patients, as well as the cholecystectomy requirements. METHODS: The α-globin genotype was determined in 83 SCD patients using the multiplex-polymerase chain reaction and compared with clinical events...
February 21, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219018/selective-incorporation-of-vrnp-into-influenza-a-virions-determined-by-its-specific-interaction-with-m1-protein
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Chutikarn Chaimayo, Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Andrew Underwood, Erin Hodges, Toru Takimoto
Influenza A viruses contain eight single-stranded, negative-sense RNA segments as viral genomes in the form of viral ribonucleoproteins (vRNPs). During genome replication in the nucleus, positive-sense complementary RNPs (cRNPs) are produced as replicative intermediates, which are not incorporated into progeny virions. To analyze the mechanism of selective vRNP incorporation into progeny virions, we quantified vRNPs and cRNPs in the nuclear and cytosolic fractions of infected cells, using a strand-specific qRT-PCR...
February 17, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218896/a-variant-in-the-precursor-of-microrna-146a-is-responsible-for-development-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chronic-prostatitis-via-targeting-nos1
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Jian Ding, Yuxin Tang, Zhengyan Tang, Xiangyang Zhang, Guilin Wang
BACKGROUND The morbidity of erectile dysfunction (ED) has been found to be substantially increased in patients with chronic prostatitis (CP). Accumulating evidence shows that single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) located in pre-miRNA or mature microRNA may affect the processing of microRNA (miRNA) and alter the expression of the miRNA, as well as its target gene. In this study we investigated the association between rs2910164 G/C polymorphism and risk of ED in patients with CP, as well as the underlying molecular mechanism...
February 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217965/copy-number-variations-in-testicular-maturation-arrest
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A Halder, P Kumar, M Jain, V K Iyer
Testicular maturation arrest is characterized by interruption of germ cell development and differentiation. Genetic factors play important role in the causation of human disease, including male infertility. The objective was to study copy number variations in testicular maturation arrest using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) microarray technique. Conventional cytogenetics, targeted fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and sequence-tagged site (STS) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were used to confirm some of the SNP microarray findings...
February 19, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213262/one-single-fast-and-robust-capillary-electrophoresis-method-for-the-direct-quantification-of-intact-adenovirus-particles-in-upstream-and-downstream-processing-samples
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Ewoud van Tricht, Lars Geurink, Harold Backus, Marta Germano, Govert W Somsen, Cari E Sänger-van de Griend
During development of adenovirus-based vaccines, samples have to be analyzed in order to either monitor the production process or control the quality and safety of the product. An important quality attribute is the total concentration of intact adenoviruses, which currently is determined by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) or anion exchange-HPLC. Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) was evaluated as alternative to the current methods with the aim to have one single method that allows reliable and fast quantification of adenovirus particles throughout the full process...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212572/concurrent-gene-alterations-with-egfr-mutation-and-treatment-efficacy-of-egfr-tkis-in-chinese-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Wentao Hu, Yahui Liu, Jian Chen
PURPOSE: We investigated the frequency of concurrent genes in EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer patients and determined its value in predicting the efficacy of EGFR-TKIs treatment. METHODS: Three hundred and twenty patients, who harbored EGFR activating mutations and received EGFR-TKIs treatment, were examined for another eight genes including KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, BRAF, and HER2 mutations and ALK, ROS1, and RET fusion genes based on reverse transcription PCR...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212413/scarless-deletion-of-up-to-seven-methyl-accepting-chemotaxis-genes-with-an-optimized-method-highlights-key-function-of-chem-in-salmonella-typhimurium
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Stefanie Hoffmann, Christiane Schmidt, Steffi Walter, Jennifer K Bender, Roman G Gerlach
Site-directed scarless mutagenesis is an essential tool of modern pathogenesis research. We describe an optimized two-step protocol for genome editing in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to enable multiple sequential mutagenesis steps in a single strain. The system is based on the λ Red recombinase-catalyzed integration of a selectable antibiotics resistance marker followed by replacement of this cassette. Markerless mutants are selected by expressing the meganuclease I-SceI which induces double-strand breaks in bacteria still harboring the resistance locus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211871/expression-level-is-a-key-determinant-of-e2f1-mediated-cell-fate
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Igor Shats, Michael Deng, Adam Davidovich, Carolyn Zhang, Jungeun S Kwon, Dinesh Manandhar, Raluca Gordân, Guang Yao, Lingchong You
The Rb/E2F network has a critical role in regulating cell cycle progression and cell fate decisions. It is dysfunctional in virtually all human cancers, because of genetic lesions that cause overexpression of activators, inactivation of repressors, or both. Paradoxically, the downstream target of this network, E2F1, is rarely strongly overexpressed in cancer. E2F1 can induce both proliferation and apoptosis but the factors governing these critical cell fate decisions remain unclear. Previous studies have focused on qualitative mechanisms such as differential cofactors, posttranslational modification or state of other signaling pathways as modifiers of the cell fate decisions downstream of E2F1 activation...
February 17, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210897/upregulated-single-stranded-dna-binding-protein-1-induces-cell-chemoresistance-to-cisplatin-in-lung-cancer-cell-lines
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Xiang Zhao, Rong He, Yu Liu, Yongkai Wu, Leitao Kang
Cisplatin and its analogues are widely used as anti-tumor drugs in lung cancer but many cisplatin-resistant lung cancer cases have been identified in recent years. Single-stranded DNA-binding protein 1 (SSDBP1) can effectively induce H69 cell resistance to cisplatin in our previous identification; thus, it is necessary to explore the mechanism underlying the effects of SSDBP1-induced resistance to cisplatin. First, SSDBP1-overexpressed or silent cell line was constructed and used to analyze the effects of SSDBP1 on chemoresistance of lung cancer cells to cisplatin...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210430/growth-kinetics-and-characterization-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-comparison-between-third-molar-and-first-premolar-teeth
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Davood Mehrabani, Parisa Mahdiyar, Kianoosh Torabi, Reza Robati, Shahrokh Zare, Mehdi Dianatpour, Amin Tamadon
BACKGROUND: Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) play an important role in tissue regeneration. This study compares the growth kinetics and characterization of third molar and first premolar human DPSCs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Dental pulp tissues were isolated from human first premolar and third molar teeth and were digested by treating them with collagenase type I. Single-cell suspensions from each dental pulp were seeded in T25 culture flasks and the media were replaced every 3 days until 70% confluence...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207326/micro-rna-146a-but-not-irak1-is-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-tunisian-population
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Hana Ben Hassine, Asma Boumiza, Rim Sghiri, Khadija Baccouche, Imen Boussaid, Ahlem Atig, Zahid Shakoor, Elyes Bouajina, Ramzi Zemni
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by the production of an array of proinflammatory cytokines through the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) signaling pathway. Interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R) and Toll-like receptors contain a common cytoplasmic motif the Toll/IL-1R (TIR) homology domain. This motif is required for NF-κB activation. IL-1R-associated kinase 1 (IRAK1) is a key adapter molecule recruited during the signaling cascade of the TIR...
February 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205274/genetic-variants-rs1994016-and-rs3825807-in-adamts7-affect-its-mrna-expression-in-atherosclerotic-occlusive-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Burcu Bayoglu, Caner Arslan, Cigdem Tel, Turgut Ulutin, Ahmet Dirican, Serkan Burc Deser, Mujgan Cengiz
AIM: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a vascular disease affecting peripheral circulation. Recently, genome-wide association studies revealed a relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ADAMTS7 (a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motif 7) and atherosclerosis. In this study, we aimed to determine ADAMTS7 expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and the frequency of ADAMTS7 rs1994016 and rs3825807 polymorphisms in a sample of Turkish patients with PAD, and to evaluate the association of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) levels with PAD development...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198357/cgcorrect-a-method-to-correct-for-confounding-cell-cell-variation-due-to-cell-growth-in-single-cell-transcriptomics
#18
Thomas Blasi, Florian Buettner, Michael Strasser, Carsten Marr, Fabian Theis
MOTIVATION: Accessing gene expression at the single cell level has unraveled often large heterogeneity among seemingly homogeneous cells, which remained obscured in traditional population based approaches. The computational analysis of single-cell transcriptomics data, however, still imposes unresolved challenges with respect to normalization, visualization and modeling the data. One such issue are differences in cell size, which introduce additional variability into the data, for which appropriate normalization techniques are needed...
February 15, 2017: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196921/noninvasive-prenatal-screening-of-fetal-aneuploidy-without-massively-parallel-sequencing
#19
Chenming Xu, Ting Wang, Chao Liu, Hong Li, Xiaoyan Chen, Huanhuan Zhu, Songchang Chen, Qiuhong Xin, Jing Tao, Liming Huang, Zhengwen Jiang
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) using plasma cell-free DNA has gained tremendous popularity in the clinical assessment of fetal aneuploidy. Most, if not all, of these tests rely on complex and expensive massively parallel sequencing (MPS) techniques, hindering the use of NIPS as a common screening procedure. METHODS: We have developed and optimized an MPS-independent noninvasive genetic test that can rapidly detect fetal aneuploidy at considerably lower costs...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194955/luminometric-label-array-for-counting-and-differentiation-of-bacteria
#20
Milla Högmander, Catherine J Paul, Sandy Chan, Elina Hokkanen, Ville Eskonen, Tapio Pahikkala, Sari Pihlasalo
Methods for simple and fast detection and differentiation of bacterial species are required, for instance, in medicine, water quality monitoring, and the food industry. Here, we have developed a novel label array method for the counting and differentiation of bacterial species. This method is based on the nonspecific interactions of multiple unstable lanthanide chelates and selected chemicals within the sample leading to a luminescence signal profile that is unique to the bacterial species. It is simple, cost-effective, and/or user-friendly compared to many existing methods, such as plate counts on selective media, automatic (hemocytometer-based) cell counters, flow cytometry, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods for identification...
February 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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