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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782847/optogenetic-induction-of-colonic-motility-in-mice
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Timothy J Hibberd, Jing Feng, Jialie Luo, Pu Yang, Vijay K Samineni, Robert W Gereau, Nigel Kelley, Hongzhen Hu, Nick J Spencer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Strategies are needed to increase gastrointestinal transit without systemic pharmacologic agents. We investigated whether optogenetics, focal application of light to control enteric nervous system excitability, could be used to evoke propagating contractions and increase colonic transit in mice. METHODS: We generated transgenic mice with Cre-mediated expression of light-sensitive channelrhodopsin-2 (CHR2) in calretinin neurons (CAL-ChR2 Cre+ mice); Cre- littermates served as controls...
May 18, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782187/effects-of-maternal-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-the-maternal-and-infant-epigenome
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Cindy M Anderson, Shannon L Gillespie, Doria K Thiele, Jody L Ralph, Joyce E Ohm
INTRODUCTION: Mothers and infants are at high risk for inadequate vitamin D status. Mechanisms by which vitamin D may affect maternal and infant DNA methylation are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This study quantified the effects of vitamin D3 supplementation on DNA methylation in pregnant and lactating women and their breastfed infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized controlled pilot study, pregnant women received vitamin D3 400 international units (IU) (n = 6; control) or 3,800 IU (n = 7; intervention) daily from late second trimester through 4-6 weeks postpartum...
May 21, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782062/a-comparison-of-quality-parameters-of-fresh-feline-ejaculates-collected-by-three-different-collection-techniques
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Klara Jelinkova, Roman Vitasek, Robert Novotny, Alena Bartoskova
The aim of our study was to compare the quality parameters of fresh feline ejaculates collected by three different techniques-urethral catheterization after medetomidine administration (CT), electroejaculation (EE) and epididymal slicing after orchiectomy (EP). A total of 34 adult male cats (Felis catus) were included in the study. In all male cats, the sperm collection was performed under general anaesthesia by three collection methods in the following order: urethral catheterization, electroejaculation and epididymal slicing...
May 21, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782044/effect-of-various-levels-of-dissolved-oxygen-on-reactive-oxygen-species-and-cryocapacitation-like-changes-in-bull-sperm
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Beigh Y Amin, Jai K Prasad, Subrata K Ghosh, Shabir A Lone, Abhishek Kumar, Abdul R Mustapha, Omer Din, Ajay Kumar
The present investigation was carried out to study the effect of various levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) on reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cryocapacitation-like changes in bull sperm. Egg yolk-Tris-glycerol (EYTG) extender was split into four subextenders; viz., Extender I (control; no flushing with liquid nitrogen (LN2 )), Extender II, Extender III and Extender IV were flushed with LN2 for 40, 16 and 8 min, respectively. The DO levels were standardized to 11.7, 2, 4 and 8 ppm, respectively, in control (Extender I), Extender II, Extender III and Extender IV...
May 21, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782030/the-genomes-of-three-bradyrhizobium-sp-isolated-from-root-nodules-of-lupinus-albescens-grown-in-extremely-poor-soils-display-important-genes-for-resistance-to-environmental-stress
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Camille E Granada, Luciano K Vargas, Fernando Hayashi Sant'Anna, Eduardo Balsanelli, Valter Antonio de Baura, Fábio de Oliveira Pedrosa, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Tiago Falcon, Luciane M P Passaglia
Lupinus albescens is a resistant cover plant that establishes symbiotic relationships with bacteria belonging to the Bradyrhizobium genus. This symbiosis helps the development of these plants in adverse environmental conditions, such as the ones found in arenized areas of Southern Brazil. This work studied three Bradyrhizobium sp. (AS23, NAS80 and NAS96) isolated from L. albescens plants that grow in extremely poor soils (arenized areas and adjacent grasslands). The genomes of these three strains were sequenced in the Ion Torrent platform using the IonXpress library preparation kit, and presented a total number of bases of 1,230,460,823 for AS23, 1,320,104,022 for NAS80, and 1,236,105,093 for NAS96...
May 17, 2018: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781802/zobellella-maritima-sp-nov-a-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-degrading-bacterium-isolated-from-beach-sediment
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Dong Wan Lee, Hanbyul Lee, Bong-Oh Kwon, Jong Seong Khim, Un Hyuk Yim, Hongjae Park, Byeonghyeok Park, In-Geol Choi, Beom Seok Kim, Jae-Jin Kim
A novel Gram-stain-negative, motile, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain 102-Py4T , was isolated from Sinduri beach sediment in Taean, Republic of Korea. Cells were aerobic, oxidase-positive and catalase-positive. The isolate grew optimally with 1-3 % (w/v) NaCl, but NaCl is not an absolute requirement for growth. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed that strain 102-Py4T clustered together with Zobellella aerophila and fell within the clade formed by recognized species of the genus Zobellella. Its closest phylogenetic neighbours were Z...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781798/zhouia-spongiae-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-marine-sponge
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Lingping Zhuang, Binbin Lin, Fei Qin, Lianzhong Luo
A taxonomic study was carried out on strain HN-Y44T , which was isolated from sponge collected from Yangpu Bay, Hainan, China. Cells of strain HN-Y44T were Gram-stain-negative, non-motile, rod-shaped, yellow-pigmented and grew at 10-40 °C (optimum, 28 °C), at pH 6-10 (optimum, 7-8) and in 0-8 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 2-5 %). This isolate was positive for nitrate reduction, denitrification, oxidase, catalase and aesculin hydrolysis, but negative for indole production and urease. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain HN-Y44T belongs to the genus Zhouia and is clearly distinct from the other described species of this genus, Zhouia amylolytica, with a 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity of 96...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781795/marinicella-sediminis-sp-nov-isolated-from-marine-sediment
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Xiao-Qun Wang, Chang-Ming Li, Christopher A Dunlap, Alejandro P Rooney, Zong-Jun Du
A novel heterotrophic, Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped, pale yellow, non-motile and non-spore-forming bacterium, designated strain F2T , was isolated from marine sediment collected from the Weihai coast, Shandong Province, PR China. Optimal growth occurred at 33 °C (range, 10-37 °C), with 3.0-4.0 % (w/v) NaCl (1.0-8.0 %) and at pH 7.5-8.0 (pH 6.5-9.0). Q-8 was the sole respiratory quinone. The major polar lipids of strain F2T were phosphatidylmonomethylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, two unidentified phospholipids and two unidentified polar lipids...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781749/oncogenic-pkc-%C3%AE-activates-vimentin-during-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-melanoma-a-study-based-on-pkc-%C3%AE-and-pkc-%C3%AE-specific-inhibitors
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Wishrawana S Ratnayake, Christopher A Apostolatos, André H Apostolatos, Ryan J Schutte, Monica A Huynh, David A Ostrov, Mildred Acevedo-Duncan
Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States and is accompanied with a poor prognosis owing to tumors being resistant to most therapies. Atypical protein kinase Cs (aPKC) are involved in malignancy in many cancers. We previously reported that aPKCs play a key role in melanoma's cell motility by regulating cell signaling pathways which induce epithelial-mesenchymal Transition (EMT). We tested three novel inhibitors; [4-(5-amino-4-carbamoylimidazol-1-yl)-2,3-dihydroxycyclopentyl] methyl dihydrogen phosphate (ICA-1T) along with its nucleoside analog 5-amino-1-((1R,2S,3S,4R)-2,3-dihydroxy-4-methylcyclopentyl)-1H-imidazole-4-carboxamide (ICA-1S) which are specific to protein kinase C-iota (PKC-ι) and 8-hydroxy-1,3,6-naphthalenetrisulfonic acid (ζ-Stat) which is specific to PKC-zeta (PKC-ζ) on cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion of two malignant melanoma cell lines compared to normal melanocytes...
May 21, 2018: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781575/brn2-a-pouerful-driver-of-melanoma-phenotype-switching-and-metastasis
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Mitchell E Fane, Yash Chhabra, Aaron G Smith, Richard A Sturm
The POU domain family of transcription factors play a central role in embryogenesis and are highly expressed in neural crest cells and the developing brain. BRN2 is a class III POU domain protein that is a key mediator of neuroendocrine and melanocytic development and differentiation. While BRN2 is a central regulator in numerous developmental programs, it has also emerged as a major player in the biology of tumourigenesis. In melanoma, BRN2 has been implicated as one of the master regulators of the acquisition of invasive behavior within the phenotype-switching model of progression...
May 21, 2018: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781510/tramadol-opioid-abuse-is-associated-with-a-dose-and-time-dependent-poor-sperm-quality-and-hyperprolactinaemia-in-young-men
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A G A Farag, M A Basha, S A Amin, N F Elnaidany, N G Elhelbawy, M M T Mostafa, S A Khodier, R A Ibrahem, R Z Mahfouz
Tramadol, one of the most commonly abused drugs in Middle East, impacts spermatogenesis and disturbs reproductive hormones in animal studies. We aimed to investigate tramadol impact on sperm quality and on levels of testosterone, prolactin and gonadotropins, in tramadol abusers (n = 30) to age-matched control (n = 30). Abusers had significantly low percentages of sperm motility, normal forms and vitality compared with control (95% CI -40.7 to -19.3, -13.5 to -9.3 and -31.9 to -9.7 respectively). Hypoandrogenism (95% CI -4...
May 21, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781423/in-vitro-ovicidal-and-larvicidal-activities-of-some-saponins-and-flavonoids-against-parasitic-nematodes-of-goats
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Acidália Carine Vieira Santos, Francianne Oliveira Santos, Hélimar Gonçalves Lima, Gisele Dias Da Silva, Rosangela Soares Uzêda, Êuder Reis Dias, Alexsandro Branco, Klauber Viana Cardoso, Jorge Mauricio David, Mariana Borges Botura, Silvia Lima Costa, Maria José Moreira Batatinha
This study assessed the anthelmintic activity of plant-derived compounds against gastrointestinal nematodes of goats using the egg hatch and larval motility assays. The compounds tested were saponins (digitonin and aescin) and their respective sapogenins (aglycones), hecogenin acetate and flavonoids (catechin, hesperidin, isocordoin and a mixture of isocordoin and cordoin). Additionally, cytotoxicity of active substances was analysed on Vero cell through 3-4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl,2,5diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) and propidium iodide (PI) tests...
May 21, 2018: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781410/the-addition-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-and-antioxidants-glutathione-peroxidase-and-superoxide-dismutase-in-extenders-to-epididymal-sperm-cryopreservation-in-bulls
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João D A Losano, Daniel S R Angrimani, Bruno R Rui, Luana C Bicudo, Andressa Dalmazzo, Bárbara C S Silva, Carlos H C Viana, Camilla M Mendes, Mayra E O A Assumpção, Valquiria H Barnabe, Marcilio Nichi
SummaryThe cryopreservation of epididymal sperm is an important technique that allows genetic material to be preserved, even post mortem. However, cryopreservation leads to increased oxidative stress and impaired sperm viability. Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplementation may improve certain sperm characteristics, but it also makes sperm more susceptible to oxidative stress, therefore adding antioxidants that counteract oxidative stress has become an option. In this context, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of the interaction between docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and antioxidants on the quality after the cryopreservation of epididymal bull sperm...
May 21, 2018: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781137/variants-in-actg2-underlie-a-substantial-number-of-australasian-patients-with-primary-chronic-intestinal-pseudo-obstruction
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G Ravenscroft, S Pannell, G O'Grady, R Ong, H C Ee, F Faiz, L Marns, H Goel, P Kumarasinghe, E Sollis, P Sivadorai, M Wilson, A Magoffin, S Nightingale, M-L Freckmann, E P Kirk, R Sachdev, D A Lemberg, M B Delatycki, M A Kamm, C Basnayake, P J Lamont, D J Amor, K Jones, J Schilperoort, M R Davis, N G Laing
BACKGROUND: Primary chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is a rare, potentially life-threatening disorder characterized by severely impaired gastrointestinal motility. The objective of this study was to examine the contribution of ACTG2, LMOD1, MYH11, and MYLK mutations in an Australasian cohort of patients with a diagnosis of primary CIPO associated with visceral myopathy. METHODS: Pediatric and adult patients with primary CIPO and suspected visceral myopathy were recruited from across Australia and New Zealand...
May 21, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781071/wound-fluids-collected-from-patients-after-iort-treatment-activates-extrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-in-mcf7-breast-cancer-cell-line
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Katarzyna Ida Kulcenty, Igor Piotrowski, Karolina Zaleska, Dawid Murawa, Wiktoria Maria Suchorska
OBJECTIVES: Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) relates to irradiation of diseased tissue during the surgery within the tumor bed. The reason for this process is based on the fact that the increase in the radiation dose increases local tumor control. It was shown that postoperative fluids obtained from patients after breast cancer conserving surgery, stimulated motility and invasiveness of tumor cells in vitro. The results obtained from TARGIT clinical trial demonstrated that IORT significantly inhibits the stimulatory effect of wound fluids on tumor cells in vitro...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780974/metformin-targets-glucose-metabolism-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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R S Wahdan-Alaswad, S M Edgerton, H S Salem, A D Thor
Metformin is the most widely administered anti-diabetic agent worldwide. In patients receiving metformin for metabolic syndrome or diabetes, it reduces the incidence and improves the survival of breast cancer (BC) patients. We have previously shown that metformin is particularly potent against triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), with a reduction of proliferation, oncogenicity and motility, inhibition of pro-oncogenic signaling pathways and induction of apoptosis. These BCs are well recognized to be highly dependent on glucose/glucosamine (metabolized through anaerobic glycolysis) and lipids, which are metabolized for the production of energy and cellular building blocks to sustain a high rate of proliferation...
2018: Journal of Oncology Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780925/ocular-involvement-in-neurolymphomatosis
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Katy C Liu, Meridith A Hennessey, Chad M McCall, Alan D Proia
Purpose: To describe the ophthalmic symptoms and histopathological findings in a case of primary neurolymphomatosis (NL). Observations: A man in his 60s with a prior diagnosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy developed facial numbness, diplopia, drooling, and difficulty swallowing. Over a 3-month period, he developed total ptosis and ophthalmoplegia of the right eye with a dilated, non-reactive pupil considered secondary to cranial nerve III and VI palsies...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780800/redox-reaction-triggered-nanomotors-based-on-soft-oxometalates-with-high-and-sustained-motility
#18
Apabrita Mallick, Abhrajit Laskar, R Adhikari, Soumyajit Roy
The recent interest in self-propulsion raises an immediate challenge in facile and single-step synthesis of active particles. Here, we address this challenge and synthesize soft oxometalate nanomotors that translate ballistically in water using the energy released in a redox reaction of hydrazine fuel with the soft-oxometalates. Our motors reach a maximum speed of 370 body lengths per second and remain motile over a period of approximately 3 days. We report measurements of the speed of a single motor as a function of the concentration of hydrazine...
2018: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780597/outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-of-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-patients-with-slow-transit-constipation-results-from-a-prospective-study-with-long-term-follow-up
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Chao Ding, Wenting Fan, Lili Gu, Hongliang Tian, Xiaolong Ge, Jianfeng Gong, Yongzhan Nie, Ning Li
Background and aim: Gut microbiota may contribute to regulate colonic motility, which is involved in the etiology of constipation. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been demonstrated to restore intestinal homeostasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes and prognostic factors of FMT for the treatment of slow transit constipation (STC). Methods: Fifty-two patients with STC received standardized FMT and were followed up for 6 months...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780512/iriomoteolides-novel-chemical-tools-to-study-actin-dynamics
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A Unzue, R Cribiú, M M Hoffman, T Knehans, K Lafleur, A Caflisch, C Nevado
Despite its promising biological profile, the cellular targets of iriomoteolide-3a, a novel 15-membered macrolide isolated from Amphidinium sp., have remained unknown. A small library of non-natural iriomoteolide-3a analogues is presented here as a result of a novel, highly convergent, catalysis-based scaffold-diversification campaign, which revealed the suitable sites for chemical editing in the original core. We provide compelling experimental evidence for actin as one of iriomoteolides' primary cellular targets, establishing the ability of these secondary metabolites to inhibit cell migration, induce severe morphological changes in cells and cause a reversible cytoplasmic retraction and reduction of F-actin fibers in a time and dose dependent manner...
April 21, 2018: Chemical Science
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