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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330312/isolation-and-screening-of-l-asparaginase-free-of-glutaminase-and-urease-from-fungal-sp
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Kruthi Doriya, Devarai Santhosh Kumar
L-Asparaginase is a chemotherapeutic drug used in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), a malignant disorder in children. L-Asparaginase helps in removing acrylamide found in fried and baked foods that is carcinogenic in nature. L-Asparaginase is present in plants, animals and microbes. Various microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast and fungi are generally used for the production of L-asparaginase as it is difficult to obtain the same from plants and animals. L-Asparaginase from bacteria causes anaphylaxis and other abnormal sensitive reactions due to low specificity to asparagine...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330124/somaclonal-variations-and-their-applications-in-horticultural-crops-improvement
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REVIEW
Hare Krishna, Mahdi Alizadeh, Dhurendra Singh, Udayvir Singh, Nitesh Chauhan, Maliheh Eftekhari, Radha Kishan Sadh
The advancements made in tissue culture techniques has made it possible to regenerate various horticultural species in vitro as micropropagation protocols for commercial scale multiplication are available for a wide range of crops. Clonal propagation and preservation of elite genotypes, selected for their superior characteristics, require high degree of genetic uniformity amongst the regenerated plants. However, plant tissue culture may generate genetic variability, i.e., somaclonal variations as a result of gene mutation or changes in epigenetic marks...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330113/protein-fusion-tags-for-efficient-expression-and-purification-of-recombinant-proteins-in-the-periplasmic-space-of-e-coli
#3
REVIEW
Ajamaluddin Malik
Disulfide bonds occurred in majority of secreted protein. Formation of correct disulfide bonds are must for achieving native conformation, solubility and activity. Production of recombinant proteins containing disulfide bond for therapeutic, diagnostic and various other purposes is a challenging task of research. Production of such proteins in the reducing cytosolic compartment of E. coli usually ends up in inclusion bodies formation. Refolding of inclusion bodies can be difficult, time and labor consuming and uneconomical...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330092/development-of-molecular-method-for-sex-identification-in-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera-l-plantlets-using-novel-sex-linked-microsatellite-markers
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Maryam, Muhammad Jafar Jaskani, Faisal Saeed Awan, Saeed Ahmad, Iqrar A Khan
Microsatellite markers containing simple sequence repeats (SSRs) are a valuable tool for genetic analysis. Date palm is a dioecious and slow flowering and is very difficult to identify the gender of the trees until it reaches the reproductive age (5-10 years). A total of 12 microsatellite primers were used with 30 date palm samples, 14 parents (8 male + 6 females) and 16 progeny (developed from parents breeding) which showed that microsatellites were highly polymorphic, having a great number of alleles. A total of 124 alleles were characterized in 12 SSR loci...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329804/-i-feel-trapped-the-tension-between-personal-and-structural-factors-of-social-isolation-and-the-desire-for-social-integration-among-older-residents-of-a-high-crime-neighborhood
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Elena Portacolone, Carla Perissinotto, Jarmin Christine Yeh, S Ryan Greysen
Background and Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the factors contributing to the social isolation of older residents of a high-crime neighborhood through the in-depth examination of their lived experiences. A deeper understanding of factors contributing to social isolation can allow policymakers and health care providers to create policies and programs to alleviate the social isolation of these vulnerable and understudied individuals. Research Design and Methods: Participants were recruited through the support of the Housing Authority and Police and Fire Departments of Richmond, California, a town with a high-crime rate...
February 17, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329645/frequent-somatic-mutations-of-chromatin-remodeling-genes-in-metastatic-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#6
Amanda Ewart Toland
Exome and targeted sequencing studies have identified potential driver mutations for a variety of tumor types. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is one of the most highly mutated cancers but is typically correlated with high survival rates and low rates of metastasis. Nevertheless, metastatic cSCC is a significant health threat; up to 8800 individuals are estimated to die yearly from this disease. As it is difficult to predict which cSCCs are more likely to metastasize, and because there are no targeted therapies specifically designated for metastatic cSCC, we performed exome and targeted sequencing of 18 metastatic and 10 primary cSCCs to identify mutations with potential therapeutic benefit...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329636/correlation-between-cancer-incidences-and-google-searches-in-the-united-states
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Mackenzie R Wehner, Kevin T Nead, Eleni Linos
IntroductionDespite being highly prevalent, keratinocyte carcinomas (basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas lack nationwide registries. Internet search data has emerged as a new method to evaluate previously difficult to quantify public health outcomes and may be useful in keratinocyte carcinoma research.ObjectiveWe aimed to evaluate whether Google search density correlated with known incidences of common cancers in the United States.MethodsWe used the Center for Disease Control's National Program of Cancer Registries ageTadjusted cancer incidences (2008T2012 ...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329573/a-diagnostic-challenge
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D Ismail, G Langman, S D Orpin
A 74 year-old woman presented with a 9 month history of a slowly enlarging exophytic lesion over her left nasal alar. Examination revealed a firm, cystic mass fixed to underlying skin. It was pedunculated with occasional superficial telangiectasia and a violaceous hue. A differential diagnosis of dermoid or sebaceous cyst, dermatofibroma, and neurofibroma was considered. Histopathological examination confirmed the rare diagnosis of chondroid syringoma (CS), which has a reported incidence of 0.01- 0.098% of excised skin tumors...
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329559/factors-correlated-with-residents-decisions-to-enter-academic-dermatology
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Brenda M Morales-Pico, Cary C Cotton, Dean S Morrell
The demand for dermatologic services and training at academic medical centers has outpaced the growth in the field's academic workforce. Recruitment of graduating residents has been proposed as a solution to the shortage of academic dermatologists. The purpose of this study was to further our current understanding of the factors that support the recruitment and retention of academicians. A survey questionnaire was mailed to graduates of the dermatology residency program at the University of North Carolina, and data were gathered retrospectively from participants' residency application materials...
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329444/acute-toxicity-of-ternary-cd-cu-ni-and-cd-ni-zn-mixtures-to-daphnia-magna-dominant-metal-pairs-change-along-a-concentration-gradient
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Elizabeth M Traudt, James F Ranville, Joseph Snyder Meyer
Multiple metals are usually present in surface waters, sometimes leading to toxicity that currently is difficult to predict due to potentially non-additive mixture toxicity. Previous toxicity tests with Daphnia magna exposed to binary mixtures of Ni combined with Cd, Cu, or Zn demonstrated that Ni and Zn strongly protect against Cd toxicity but Cu-Ni toxicity is more-than-additive and Ni-Zn toxicity is slightly less-than-additive. To consider multiple metal-metal interactions, we exposed D. magna neonates to Cd, Cu, Ni, or Zn alone and in ternary Cd-Cu-Ni and Cd-Ni-Zn combinations in standard 48-h lethality tests...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329430/maintaining-family-life-balance-while-facing-a-child-s-imminent-death-a-mixed-methods-study
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Katri Eskola, Eva Bergstraesser, Karin Zimmermann, Eva Cignacco
AIM: To understand parents' experiences and needs during a child's end-of-life care at home and to identify systemic factors that influence its provision. BACKGROUND: A child's end-of-life phase is an extremely difficult time for the whole family. Parents have specific needs, especially when they care for a dying child at home. DESIGN: Concurrent embedded mixed methods design. METHODS: This sub-study of the nationwide survey, 'Paediatric End-of-Life Care Needs in Switzerland' (2012-2015) included 47 children who received EOL care at home from 2011-2012...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329259/evaluation-of-modified-2-tiered-serodiagnostic-testing-algorithms-for-early-lyme-disease
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John A Branda, Klemen Strle, Lise E Nigrovic, Paul M Lantos, Timothy J Lepore, Nitin S Damle, Mary Jane Ferraro, Allen C Steere
Background.: The conventional 2-tiered serologic testing protocol for Lyme disease (LD), an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) followed by immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G Western blots, performs well in late-stage LD but is insensitive in patients with erythema migrans (EM), the most common manifestation of the illness. Western blots are also complex, difficult to interpret, and relatively expensive. In an effort to improve test performance and simplify testing in early LD, we evaluated several modified 2-tiered testing (MTTT) protocols, which use 2 assays designed as first-tier tests sequentially, without the need of Western blots...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329081/a-new-preclinical-paradigm-for-testing-anti-aging-therapeutics
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Warren Ladiges, Jessica M Snyder, Erby Wilkinson, Denise M Imai, Tim Snider, Xuan Ge, Marcia Ciol, Christina Pettan-Brewer, Smitha P S Pillai, John Morton, Ellen Quarles, Peter Rabinovitch, Laura Niedernhofer, Denny Liggitt
Testing drugs for anti-aging effects has historically been conducted in mouse life-span studies, but are costly and time consuming, and more importantly, difficult to recapitulate in humans. In addition, life-span studies in mice are not well suited to testing drug combinations that target multiple factors involved in aging. Additional paradigms for testing therapeutics aimed at slowing aging are needed. A new paradigm, designated as the Geropathology Grading Platform (GGP), is based on a standardized set of guidelines developed to detect the presence or absence of low-impact histopathological lesions and to determine the level of severity of high-impact lesions in organs from aged mice...
February 22, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328976/high-school-science-fair-and-research-integrity
#14
Frederick Grinnell, Simon Dalley, Karen Shepherd, Joan Reisch
Research misconduct has become an important matter of concern in the scientific community. The extent to which such behavior occurs early in science education has received little attention. In the current study, using the web-based data collection program REDCap, we obtained responses to an anonymous and voluntary survey about science fair from 65 high school students who recently competed in the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair and from 237 STEM-track, post-high school students (undergraduates, 1st year medical students, and 1st year biomedical graduate students) doing research at UT Southwestern Medical Center...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328928/fraudulent-id-using-face-morphs-experiments-on-human-and-automatic-recognition
#15
David J Robertson, Robin S S Kramer, A Mike Burton
Matching unfamiliar faces is known to be difficult, and this can give an opportunity to those engaged in identity fraud. Here we examine a relatively new form of fraud, the use of photo-ID containing a graphical morph between two faces. Such a document may look sufficiently like two people to serve as ID for both. We present two experiments with human viewers, and a third with a smartphone face recognition system. In Experiment 1, viewers were asked to match pairs of faces, without being warned that one of the pair could be a morph...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328902/stressed-out-providing-laboratory-animals-with-behavioral-control-to-reduce-the-physiological-effects-of-stress
#16
Brianna N Gaskill, Joseph P Garner
Laboratory animals experience a large amount of environmental stress. An animal's environment can include both physiological and social stressors that may require an animal to adapt to maintain allostatic balance. For example, thermal stress can lead to changes in behavior, reproduction and immune function, which has been detrimental to cancer modeling in mice. Chronic uncontrollable stress is widely acknowledged for its negative alterations to physiology. However, there is a lack in the understanding of how the laboratory environment affects animal physiology and behavior, particularly as it relates to characteristics of the human disease being modeled...
March 22, 2017: Lab Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328641/a-formula-for-planning-and-predicting-postoperative-mammoplasty-results
#17
Mary G Smithson, Sherry S Collawn, Mina S Mousa, Carly M Bramel
PURPOSE: For women with macromastia, reduction mammoplasty is a safe and effective solution to increasing quality of life through alleviating pain and improving aesthetics. This study developed a way to combine a surgeon's view of breast measurement (volume) with a patient's view of breast measurement (distance between nipple and notch, inframammary fold, or midline) to provide patients with a better understanding of expected surgical outcomes after breast reduction with a medial superior pedicle...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328592/status-asthmaticus-and-central-herniation-a-case-for-multidisciplinary-critical-care
#18
Joelle B Karlik, Tristan Stani, Stephanie Nonas, Aclan Dogan, Ansgar Brambrink
A 24-year-old woman with history of asthma was intubated emergently for acute status asthmaticus triggered by acute respiratory syncytial virus infection and treated with permissive hypercapnia. Her ventilation was complicated by auto-positive end-expiratory pressure and elevated peak airway, plateau, and central venous pressures. On hospital day 2, she was noted to have anisocoria. Imaging showed diffuse cerebral edema with central herniation. Difficult ventilation and hypercapnia directly contributed to her severe cerebral edema...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328562/treatment-of-unstable-versus-stable-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis-using-the-modified-dunn-procedure
#19
Richard L Davis, Walter P Samora, Freddie Persinger, Kevin E Klingele
BACKGROUND: The modified Dunn procedure (open subcapital realignment via a surgical dislocation approach) has been shown to be a safe and effective way of treating acute, unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). There is a paucity of literature comparing the modified Dunn procedure in stable SCFE. The purpose of this study was to compare acute, unstable versus chronic, stable SCFE managed with the modified Dunn procedure. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 44 skeletally immature patients who underwent the modified Dunn procedure for SCFE...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328500/the-role-of-haptic-feedback-in-robotic-assisted-retinal-microsurgery-systems-a-systematic-review
#20
Julia A Griffin, Weihang Zhu, Chang S Nam
Retinal microsurgery is one of the most technically difficult surgeries since it is performed at the threshold of human capability. If certain retinal conditions are left untreated, they can lead to severe damage, including irreversible blindness. Thus, techniques for reliable retinal microsurgery operations are critical. Recent research shows promise for improving surgical safety by implementing various types of sensory input and output. Sensory information is used to inform the surgeon about the environment inside the eye in real time...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Haptics
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