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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822243/chrysin-induced-sperm-parameters-and-fatty-acid-profile-changes-improve-reproductive-performance-of-roosters
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Ali Sami Amin Altawash, Ahmad Zare Shahneh, Hossein Moravej, Mahdi Ansari
Having antioxidant and androgenic effects, Chrysin was orally administrated to roosters and reproductive performance including sperm quality and fatty acid composition, testis index, fertility and hatchability rates as well as blood testosterone concentration were assessed. Twenty eight 40-week-old Ross 308 roosters were individually housed, equally divided into four groups and received different levels of capsulated Chrysin including 0 (Ch0), 25 (Ch25), 50 (Ch50) or 75 (Ch75) mg/bird/day for 12 consecutive weeks...
August 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821754/discovery-of-potential-biomarkers-in-human-melanoma-cells-with-different-metastatic-potential-by-metabolic-and-lipidomic-profiling
#2
Hye-Youn Kim, Hwanhui Lee, So-Hyun Kim, Hanyong Jin, Jeehyeon Bae, Hyung-Kyoon Choi
Malignant melanoma, characterized by its ability to metastasize to other organs, is responsible for 90% of skin cancer mortality. To investigate alterations in the cellular metabolome and lipidome related to melanoma metastasis, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and direct infusion-mass spectrometry (DI-MS)-based metabolic and lipidomic profiling were performed on extracts of normal human melanocyte (HEMn-LP), low metastatic melanoma (A375, G361), and highly metastatic melanoma (A2058, SK-MEL-28) cell lines...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821715/invasive-trophoblast-promote-stromal-fibroblast-decidualization-via-profilin-1-and-alox5
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E M Menkhorst, M L Van Sinderen, K Rainczuk, C Cuman, A Winship, E Dimitriadis
During the establishment of pregnancy, extravillous trophoblast (EVT) must invade into the uterine decidua to facilitate decidual artery remodelling to create the placental blood supply. The local decidual environment is thought to regulate trophoblast invasion, however these interactions are poorly defined in humans. Recent evidence in women suggests impaired decidualization is associated with miscarriage and preeclampsia. Primary human endometrial stromal cells (HESC) and first trimester extravillous trophoblast (EVTs) were used to assess the effect of EVT-secreted factors on HESC decidualization, adhesion, proliferation and migration...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821543/airway-basal-cell-heterogeneity-and-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Robert E Hynds, Sam M Janes
Basal cells are stem/progenitor cells that maintain airway homeostasis, enact repair following epithelial injury, and are a candidate cell-of-origin for lung squamous cell carcinoma. Heterogeneity of basal cells is recognized in terms of gene expression and differentiation capacity. In this Issue, Pagano and colleagues isolate a subset of immortalized basal cells that are characterized by high motility, suggesting that they might also be heterogeneous in their biophysical properties. Motility-selected cells displayed an increased ability to colonize the lung in vivo The possible implications of these findings are discussed in terms of basal cell heterogeneity, epithelial cell migration, and modeling of metastasis that occurs early in cancer evolution...
August 18, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821477/tgf-%C3%AE-induced-intracellular-pai-1-is-responsible-for-retaining-hematopoietic-stem-cells-in-the-niche
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Takashi Yahata, Abd Aziz Ibrahim, Yukari Muguruma, Mesut Eren, Alexander M Shaffer, Nobuo Watanabe, Satoko Kaneko, Tetsuo Nakabayashi, Takashi Dan, Noriaki Hirayama, Douglas E Vaughan, Toshio Miyata, Kiyoshi Ando
Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) reside in the supportive stromal niche in bone marrow (BM); when needed, however, they are rapidly mobilized into the circulation, suggesting that HSPCs are intrinsically highly motile but are usually stayed in the niche. We questioned what determines the motility of HSPCs. Here we show that transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-induced intracellular plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI)-1 activation is responsible for keeping HSPCs in the BM niche. We found that the expression of PAI-1, a downstream target of TGF-β-signaling, was selectively augmented in niche-residing HSPCs...
August 18, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821457/spontaneous-mutation-of-dock7-results-in-lower-trabecular-bone-mass-and-impaired-periosteal-expansion-in-aged-female-misty-mice
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Phuong T Le, Kathleen A Bishop, David E Maridas, Katherine J Motyl, Daniel J Brooks, Kenichi Nagano, Roland Baron, Mary L Bouxsein, Clifford J Rosen
Misty mice (m/m) have a loss of function mutation in Dock7 gene, a guanine nucleotide exchange factor, resulting in low bone mineral density, uncoupled bone remodeling and reduced bone formation. Dock7 has been identified as a modulator of osteoblast number and in vitro osteogenic differentiation in calvarial osteoblast culture. In addition, m/m exhibit reduced preformed brown adipose tissue innervation and temperature as well as compensatory increase in beige adipocyte markers. While the low bone mineral density phenotype is in part due to higher sympathetic nervous system (SNS) drive in young mice, it is unclear what effect aging would have in mice homozygous for the mutation in the Dock7 gene...
August 15, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820897/persistent-infection-due-to-a-small-colony-variant-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-leads-to-pd-1-upregulation-on-circulating-immune-cells-and-mononuclear-infiltration-in-viscera-of-experimental-balb-c-mice
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Jia-Xiang See, Samudi Chandramathi, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Jamuna Vadivelu, Esaki M Shankar
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is a neglected tropical disease endemic across South East Asia and Northern Australia. The etiological agent, Burkholderia pseudomallei (B.pseudomallei), is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile bacterium residing in the soil and muddy water across endemic regions of the tropical world. The bacterium is known to cause persistent infections by remaining latent within host cells for prolonged duration. Reactivation of the recrudescent disease often occurs in elders whose immunity wanes...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820330/our-evolving-view-of-cell-motility
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Lillian K Fritz-Laylin, Samuel J Lord, R Dyche Mullins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820253/bioinorganic-chemistry-of-parkinson-s-disease-affinity-and-structural-features-of-cu-i-binding-to-the-full-length-%C3%AE-synuclein-protein
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Marco C Miotto, Mayra D Pavese, Liliana Quintanar, Markus Zweckstetter, Christian Griesinger, Claudio O Fernández
Alterations in the levels of copper in brain tissue and formation of α-synuclein (αS)-copper complexes might play a key role in the amyloid aggregation of αS and the onset of Parkinson's disease (PD). Recently, we demonstrated that formation of the high-affinity Cu(I) complex with the N-terminally acetylated form of the protein αS substantially increases and stabilizes local conformations with α-helical secondary structure and restricted motility. In this work, we performed a detailed NMR-based structural characterization of the Cu(I) complexes with the full-length acetylated form of its homologue β-synuclein (βS), which is colocalized with αS in vivo and can bind copper ions...
August 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820127/mongoliimonas-terrestris-gen-nov-sp-nov-isolated-from-desert-soil
#10
Jiao Xi, Yu Wang, Xiaorong Yang, Yu Tao, Yufang Shao, Fuying Feng
A Gram-stain-negative, non-motile, aerobic, non-spore-forming, spherical bacterium (strain MIMtkB18T) was isolated from desert soil collected from part of a Mongolian Plateau, territory of Inner Mongolia, PR China. Cell growth could be observed at 20-45 °C (optimum at 40 °C), at a pH of 6-9 (optimum at pH 8.6) and in the presence of 0-1 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum 0 %). The genomic DNA G+C content was 69.6 mol%. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain MIMtkB18T was most closely related to Methylobrevis pamukkalensis PK2T (94...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820121/aureimonas-endophytica-sp-nov-a-novel-endophytic-bacterium-isolated-from-aegiceras-corniculatum
#11
Fei-Na Li, Li Tuo, Zhen Pan, Min Guo, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee, Li Chen, Lin Hu, Cheng-Hang Sun
A Gram-negative, motile, aerobic and coccoid rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain 2T4P-2-4T, was isolated from a piece of surface-sterilized bark of Aegiceras corniculatum collected from Cotai Ecological Zones in Macao, China, and tested by a polyphasic approach to clarify its taxonomic position. Strain 2T4P-2-4T grew optimally without NaCl at 28-30 °C, pH 7.0-8.0. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain 2T4P-2-4T had the highest similarity (96.2 %) to Aureimonas rubiginis CC-CFT034T. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the strain grouped with species of the genus Aureimonas...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820119/blastomonas-fulva-sp-nov-aerobic-photosynthetic-bacteria-isolated-from-a-microcystis-culture
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Hyung-Gwan Lee, So-Ra Ko, Jun-Woo Lee, Chang Soo Lee, Chi-Yong Ahn, Hee-Mock Oh, Long Jin
Two Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-motile, non-spore-forming and rod-shaped bacteria, designated strains T2T and T5, were isolated from a culture of Microcystis from Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence studies placed the new isolates in the class Alphaproteobacteria and, notably, most closely related to Blastomonasaquatica PE 4-5T, Blastomonas natatoria DSM 3183T and Blastomonas ursincola KR-99T showing 99.4 %, 98.2 % and 97.9 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities, respectively...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820117/mucilaginibacter-rubeus-sp-nov-isolated-from-rhizosphere-soil
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Jie-Chao Wei, Le-Ni Sun, Zhuo-Xin Yuan, Xue-Ting Hou, En-Dong Yang, Yuan-Yuan Cao
A Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-motile, rod-shaped and non-spore-forming bacterium, designated EF23T, was isolated from rhizosphere soil of watermelon. Growth of strain EF23T was observed at 10-37 °C, at pH 5.0-9.0 and in the presence of 0-0.5 % (w/v) NaCl. Strain EF23T contained menaquinone 7 (MK-7) as the major isoprenoid quinone, and summed feature 3 (C16:1ω7c and/or iso-C15 : 0 2-OH), iso-C15 : 0, C16 : 0 and iso-C17 : 0 3-OH as the major fatty acids. Phosphatidylethanolamine was identified as the major polar lipid...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820116/sphingobium-naphthae-sp-nov-with-the-ability-to-degrade-aliphatic-hydrocarbons-isolated-from-oil-contaminated-soil
#14
Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary, Seung-Woo Jeong, Jaisoo Kim
A light yellow-coloured, Gram-stain-negative, non-motile and rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain K-3-6T, capable of degrading aliphatic hydrocarbons was isolated from oil-contaminated soil of Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal. It was able to grow at 15-45 °C, at pH 5.0-9.5 and with 0-6 % (w/v) NaCl. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain K-3-6T belongs to the genus Sphingobium and is closely related to Sphingobium olei IMMIB HF-1T (98.4 % similarity), Sphingobium abikonense NBRC 16140T (98.3 %), Sphingobium rhizovicinum CC-FH12-1T (97...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820109/pseudomonas-wadenswilerensis-sp-nov-and-pseudomonas-reidholzensis-sp-nov-two-novel-species-within-the-pseudomonas-putida-group-isolated-from-forest-soil
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David Frasson, Michael Opoku, Tara Picozzi, Tanja Torossi, Stefanie Balada, Theo H M Smits, Urs Hilber
Within the frame of a biotechnological screening, we isolated two Pseudomonas strains from forest soil. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that strain CCOS 864T shared 99.8 % similarity with Pseudomonas donghuensis HYST, while strain CCOS 865T shared 99.0 % similarity with Pseudomonas putida DSM 291T and lower similarity with other P. putida group type strains. Based on multilocus sequence analysis, the two strains were genotypically distinct from each other, each forming a separate clade. Strains CCOS 864T and CCOS 865T were Gram-stain-negative, motile and rod-shaped, growing at a temperature range of 4-37 °C...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820106/sphingomonas-gotjawalisoli-sp-nov-isolated-from-soil-of-a-lava-forest
#16
Keun Chul Lee, Kwang Kyu Kim, Mi Kyung Eom, Jong-Shik Kim, Dae-Shin Kim, Suk-Hyung Ko, Seung-Hoon Yang, Jung-Sook Lee
A bacterial strain, designated SN6-9T, was isolated from soil of the Gotjawal, lava forest, located in Jeju, Republic of Korea. Strain SN6-9T was Gram-stain-negative, motile, oxidase- and catalase-negative, yellow-pigmented and rod-shaped. It contained summed feature 3 (C16 : 1ω7c and/or C16 : 1ω6c) and summed feature 8 (C18 : 1ω7c and/or C18 : 1ω6c) as the major fatty acids, Q-10 as the predominant isoprenoid quinone, sym-homospermidine as the major polyamine and diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, sphingoglycolipid and two unidentified phospholipids as the polar lipids...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820105/roseomonas-hibiscisoli-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-rhizosphere-of-mugunghwa-hibiscus-syriacus
#17
Zheng-Fei Yan, Pei Lin, Chang-Tian Li, MooChang Kook, Qi-Jun Wang, Tae-Hoo Yi
A Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-motile and coccoid to short-rod-shaped bacterial strain (THG-N2.22T) was isolated from the rhizosphere of Mugunghwa (Hibiscus syriacus). Growth occurred at 20-40 °C (optimum 28 °C), at pH 5-9 (optimum 7) and with 0-4 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum 1 %). Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, the nearest phylogenetic neighbours of strain THG-N2.22T were identified as Roseomonas rhizosphaerae YW11T (98.5 % similarity), Roseomonas rubra S5T (98.5 %), Roseomonas cervicalis ATCC 49957T (98...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820102/umboniibacter-caenipelagi-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-tidal-flat
#18
Sooyeon Park, Su Jung Choi, Ji-Min Park, Jung-Hoon Yoon
A Gram-stain-negative, non-motile, aerobic and ovoid or rod-shaped bacterium, designated SCTF-16T, was isolated from a tidal flat on the Yellow Sea, South Korea. Strain SCTF-16T grew optimally at 30 °C, at pH 7.0-7.5 and in the presence of 2.0 % (w/v) NaCl. In the neighbour-joining, maximum-likelihood and maximum-parsimony phylogenetic trees based on 16S rRNA gene sequences, strain SCTF-16T clustered with the type strains of two species of the genus Umboniibacter. Strain SCTF-16T exhibited 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities of 99...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820101/henriciella-pelagia-sp-nov-isolated-from-seawater
#19
Yue-Hong Wu, Hong Cheng, Ying-Yi Huo, Xiong-Bin Jin, Chun-Sheng Wang, Xue-Wei Xu
Strain LA220T, isolated from seawater of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, was subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. Cells of the strain were Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, motile and short rod-shaped. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain LA220T showed high similarity to Henriciella litoralis SD10T (98.5 %), Henriciella marina DSM 19595T (98.3 %) and Henriciellaaquimarina P38T (97.5 %), and exhibited less than 97.0 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with respect to the type strains of other Hyphomonadaceae species...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820100/erythrobacter-aquimixticola-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-junction-between-the-ocean-and-a-freshwater-spring
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Sooyeon Park, Yong-Taek Jung, Su Jung Choi, Jung-Hoon Yoon
A Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-motile and coccoid, ovoid or rod-shaped bacterial strain, designated JSSK-14T, was isolated from the place where the ocean and a freshwater spring meet at Jeju island, South Korea. Strain JSSK-14T grew optimally at pH 7.0-8.0, at 30 °C and in the presence of 1.0-2.0 % (w/v) NaCl. A neighbour-joining phylogenetic tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain JSSK-14T fell within the clade comprising the type strains of species of the genus Erythrobacter. Strain JSSK-14T exhibited 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity values of 97...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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