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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738733/cases-of-mortality-in-little-penguins-eudyptula-minor-in-new-zealand-associated-with-avian-malaria
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D C Sijbranda, S Hunter, L Howe, B Lenting, L Argilla, B D Gartrell
CASE HISTORY: A little penguin (Eudyptula minor) of wild origin, in captivity at Wellington Zoo, became inappetent and lethargic in March 2013. Despite supportive care in the zoo's wildlife hospital, the bird died within 24 hours. CLINICAL FINDINGS: Weight loss, dehydration, pale mucous membranes, weakness, increased respiratory effort and biliverdinuria were apparent on physical examination. Microscopic evaluation of blood smears revealed intra-erythrocytic stages of Plasmodium spp...
July 24, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738086/an-essential-ebv-latent-antigen-3c-binds-bcl6-for-targeted-degradation-and-cell-proliferation
#2
Yonggang Pei, Shuvomoy Banerjee, Hem Chandra Jha, Zhiguo Sun, Erle S Robertson
The latent EBV nuclear antigen 3C (EBNA3C) is required for transformation of primary human B lymphocytes. Most mature B-cell malignancies originate from malignant transformation of germinal center (GC) B-cells. The GC reaction appears to have a role in malignant transformation, in which a major player of the GC reaction is Bcl6, a key regulator of this process. We now demonstrate that EBNA3C contributes to B-cell transformation by targeted degradation of Bcl6. We show that EBNA3C can physically associate with Bcl6...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737722/induction-of-a-regulatory-phenotype-in-cd3-cd4-hla-dr-t-cells-after-allogeneic-mixed-lymphocyte-culture-indications-of-both-contact-dependent-and-independent-activation
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Anne Louise Schacht Revenfeld, Rikke Bæk, Malene Møller Jørgensen, Kim Varming, Allan Stensballe
Although the observation of major histocompatibility complex II (MHCII) receptors on T cells is longstanding, the explanation for this occurrence remains enigmatic. Reports of an inducible, endogenous expression exist, as do studies demonstrating a protein acquisition from other cells by mechanisms including vesicle transfer. Irrespective of origin, the presence of the human MHCII isotype, human leukocyte antigen DR (HLA-DR), potentially identifies a regulatory T cell population. Using an allogeneic mixed lymphocyte culture (MLC) to induce an antigen-specific immune response, the role of antigen-presenting cells (APCs) for the presence of HLA-DR on cluster of differentiation 3(CD3)+ CD4+ T cells was evaluated...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733977/molecular-classification-of-tumor-cells-in-a-patient-with-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#4
W M Bauer, M C Aichelburg, J Griss, C Skrabs, I Simonitsch-Klupp, A I Schiefer, H Kittler, U Jäger, M Zeyda, R Knobler, G Stingl
BACKGROUND: Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare type of extranodal large B-cell lymphoma. It is characterized by the proliferation of tumour cells exclusively intraluminally in small blood vessels of different organs. The clinical manifestation depends on the type of organ affected, additionally, a haemophagocytic syndrome can be observed in some patients. OBJECTIVE: Due to the rarity of this lymphoma and in spite of detailed immunohistochemical investigations the exact nosology of this cancer is only incompletely understood...
July 22, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733863/population-level-coordination-of-pigment-response-in-individual-cyanobacterial-cells-under-altered-nitrogen-levels
#5
Jaclyn Murton, Aparna Nagarajan, Amelia Y Nguyen, Michelle Liberton, Harmony A Hancock, Himadri B Pakrasi, Jerilyn A Timlin
Cyanobacterial phycobilisome (PBS) pigment-protein complexes harvest light and transfer the energy to reaction centers. Previous ensemble studies have shown that cyanobacteria respond to changes in nutrient availability by modifying the structure of PBS complexes, but this process has not been visualized for individual pigments at the single-cell level due to spectral overlap. We characterized the response of four key photosynthetic pigments to nitrogen depletion and repletion at the subcellular level in individual, live Synechocystis sp...
July 21, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732229/a-novel-approach-to-fabricate-dye-encapsulated-polymeric-micro-and-nanoparticles-by-thin-film-dewetting-technique
#6
Manosree Chatterjee, Abhiram Hens, Kuldeep Mahato, Namita Jaiswal, Nivedita Mahato, Nagahanumaiah, Nripen Chanda
A new method is reported for fabrication of polymeric micro- and nanoparticles from an intermediate patterned surface originated by dewetting of a polymeric thin film. Poly (d, l-lactide-co-glycolide) or PLGA, a biocompatible polymer is used to develop a thin film over a clean glass substrate which dewets spontaneously in the micro-/nano-patterned surface of size range 50nm to 3.5µm. Since another water-soluble polymer, poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) is coated on the same glass substrate before PLGA thin film formation, developed micro-/nano-patterns are easily extracted in water in the form of micro- and nanoparticle mixture of size range 50nm to 3...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728824/origin-of-the-force-the-force-from-lipids-principle-applied-to-piezo-channels
#7
C D Cox, N Bavi, B Martinac
Piezo channels are a ubiquitously expressed, principal type of molecular force sensor in eukaryotes. They enable cells to decode a myriad of physical stimuli and are essential components of numerous mechanosensory processes. Central to their physiological role is the ability to change conformation in response to mechanical force. Here we discuss the evolutionary origin of Piezo in relation to other MS channels in addition to the force that gates Piezo channels. In particular, we discuss whether Piezo channels are inherently mechanosensitive in accordance with the force-from-lipid paradigm which has been firmly established for bacterial MS channels and two-pore domain K(+) (K2P) channels...
2017: Current Topics in Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726374/impact-of-thermal-annealing-on-organic-photovoltaic-cells-using-regioisomeric-donor-acceptor-acceptor-molecules
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Tao Zhang, Han Han, Yunlong Zou, Ying-Chi Lee, Hiroya Oshima, Ken-Tsung Wong, Russell J Holmes
We report a promising set of donor-acceptor-acceptor (D-A-A) electron-donor materials based on coplanar thieno[3,2-b]/[2,3-b]indole, benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole, and dicyanovinylene, which are found to show broadband absorption with high extinction coefficients. The role of the regioisomeric electron-donating thienoindole moiety on the physical and structural properties is examined. Bulk heterojunction (BHJ) organic photovoltaic cells (OPVs) based on the thieno[2,3-b]indole-based electron donor NTU-2, using C70 as an electron acceptor, show a champion power conversion efficiency of 5...
July 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724774/histopathology-of-veins-obtained-at-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-surgery
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Charles E Alpers, Peter B Imrey, Kelly L Hudkins, Tomasz A Wietecha, Milena Radeva, Michael Allon, Alfred K Cheung, Laura M Dember, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Yan-Ting Shiu, Christi M Terry, Alik Farber, Gerald J Beck, Harold I Feldman, John W Kusek, Jonathan Himmelfarb
Stenosis from venous neointimal hyperplasia is common in native arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). However, the preexisting histologic characteristics of veins at fistula creation, and associations thereof with baseline patient factors, have not been well characterized. In this study, we conducted histologic analysis of a segment of the vein used for anastomosis creation, obtained during AVF creation from 554 of the 602 participants in the multicenter Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Cohort Study. We quantified intimal and medial areas and lengths of the internal and external elastic lamina by morphometry and assessed venous wall cells by immunohistochemistry, extracellular matrix with Movat stain, and calcium deposition by alizarin red stain...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724656/dietary-flavonoid-intake-reduces-the-risk-of-head-and-neck-but-not-esophageal-or-gastric-cancer-in-us-men-and-women
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Lucy Sun, Amy F Subar, Claire Bosire, Sanford M Dawsey, Lisa L Kahle, Thea P Zimmerman, Christian C Abnet, Ruth Heller, Barry I Graubard, Michael B Cook, Jessica L Petrick
Background: Flavonoids are bioactive polyphenolic compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and beverages of plant origin. Previous studies have shown that flavonoid intake reduces the risk of certain cancers; however, few studies to date have examined associations of flavonoids with upper gastrointestinal cancers or used prospective cohorts.Objective: Our study examined the association between intake of flavonoids (anthocyanidins, flavan-3-ols, flavanones, flavones, flavonols, and isoflavones) and risk of head and neck, esophageal, and gastric cancers...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723971/termination-factor-rho-from-the-control-of-pervasive-transcription-to-cell-fate-determination-in-bacillus-subtilis
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Vladimir Bidnenko, Pierre Nicolas, Aleksandra Grylak-Mielnicka, Olivier Delumeau, Sandrine Auger, Anne Aucouturier, Cyprien Guerin, Repoila Francis, Jacek Bardowski, Stéphane Aymerich, Elena Bidnenko
In eukaryotes, RNA species originating from pervasive transcription are regulators of various cellular processes, from the expression of individual genes to the control of cellular development and oncogenesis. In prokaryotes, the function of pervasive transcription and its output on cell physiology is still unknown. Most bacteria possess termination factor Rho, which represses pervasive, mostly antisense, transcription. Here, we investigate the biological significance of Rho-controlled transcription in the Gram-positive model bacterium Bacillus subtilis...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721855/cell-surface-physiology-and-outer-cell-envelope-impermeability-for-hydrophobic-substances-in-burkholderia-multivorans
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Sallie A Ruskoski, Franklin R Champlin
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to obtain a better understanding of the relationship between cell surface physiology and outer cellular envelope permeability for hydrophobic substances in mucoid and non-mucoid B. multivorans strains, as well as in two capsule-deficient derivatives of a mucoid parental strain. METHODOLOGY: Cell surface hydrophobicity properties were determined using the hydrocarbon adherence method, while outer cell envelope accessibility and permeability for non-polar compounds were measured using hydrophobic antimicrobial agent susceptibility and fluorescent probe assays...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717938/rituximab-in-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome-lessons-from-clinical-trials
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Kazumoto Iijima, Mayumi Sako, Koichi Kamei, Kandai Nozu
Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome is the most common chronic glomerular disease in children. A total of 80-90% of patients with childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome achieve remission with steroid therapy [steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS)]. However, approximately 50% of children with SSNS develop frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). Children with FRNS or SDNS are usually treated with immunosuppressive agents, but 10-20% of children receiving immunosuppressive agents still show frequent relapses or steroid dependence during or after treatment, defined as complicated FRNS or SDNS...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717231/a-connection-from-stratospheric-ozone-to-el-ni%C3%A3-o-southern-oscillation
#14
Desmond Manatsa, Geoffrey Mukwada
We use reanalysis and observational data to link the lower stratospheric ozone regulation of the ultraviolet radiation (UV-B) component of solar energy to ENSO modulation. Results indicate that during ENSO extremes, the Walker Circulation (WC) and Brewer Dobson Circulation are related to lower stratospheric ozone alterations east of the date line over the Pacific. These in turn are linked to upper tropospheric anomalous dipole temperature patterns on either side of the equator. The ensuing changes in geopotential height values do not only drive equatorial zonal wind anomalies in the upper troposphere that are reversed at the equatorial surface, but also impact on the intensity of the South Pacific High circulation...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712322/is-now-the-time-for-molecular-driven-therapy-for-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#15
Alice Di Rocco, Federico De Angelis, Michela Ansuinelli, Robin Foà, Maurizio Martelli
Recent genetic and molecular discoveries regarding alterations in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) deeply changed the approach to this lymphoproliferative disorder. Novel additional predictors of outcomes and new therapeutic strategies are being introduced to improve outcomes. Areas covered: This review aims to analyse the recent molecular discoveries in DLBCL, the rationale of novel molecular driven treatments and their impact on DLBCL prognosis, especially in ABC-DLBCL and High Grade B Cell Lymphoma...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710302/a-rare-case-of-atypical-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-presenting-as-nephrotic-syndrome
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Martina Soldarini, Lucia Farina, Augusto Genderini, Niccolo Bolli
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is characterised by a lymphocytosis of mature-appearing clonal CD5+, CD23+ B lymphocytes. CLL cells arise from the bone marrow and infiltrate lymphoid tissues such as lymph nodes and spleen. Presentation is usually through discovery of lymphocytosis or lymphadenopathy. Unusual presentations, especially paraneoplastic syndromes are rare. Here, we describe a rare case presenting with severe nephrotic syndrome associated with the presence of a monoclonal protein in serum. Workup for suspected plasma cell dyscrasia led instead to the diagnosis of bone marrow infiltration by atypical CLL without lymphocytosis...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705198/evaluation-of-a-multiplex-real-time-pcr-for-detection-of-four-bacterial-agents-commonly-associated-with-bovine-respiratory-disease-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid
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Henk J Wisselink, Jan B W J Cornelissen, Fimme J van der Wal, Engbert A Kooi, Miriam G Koene, Alex Bossers, Bregtje Smid, Freddy M de Bree, Adriaan F G Antonis
BACKGROUND: Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica, Histophilus somni and Trueperella pyogenes are four bacterial agents commonly associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD). In this study a bacterial multiplex real-time PCR (the RespoCheck PCR) was evaluated for the detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of these four bacterial agents. RESULTS: The analytical sensitivity of the multiplex real-time PCR assay determined on purified DNA and on bacterial cells of the four target pathogens was one to ten fg DNA/assay and 4 × 10(-1) to 2 × 10(0) CFU/assay...
July 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705174/extensive-colorectal-lymphomatous-polyposis-complicated-by-acute-intestinal-obstruction-a-case-report
#18
Jaques Waisberg, Amanda do Val Anderi, Pedro Augusto Soffner Cardoso, José Henrique Miranda Borducchi, Demetrius Eduardo Germini, Maria Isete Fares Franco, Cidia Vasconcellos
BACKGROUND: Multiple lymphomatous polyposis is a rare type of gastrointestinal lymphoma that extensively infiltrates the intestine. Multiple lymphomatous polyposis originates from the mantle zone of the lymphoma follicle and is considered to be a mantle cell lymphoma, which is a relatively aggressive type of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We report an unusual case of a patient with multiple lymphomatous polyposis with extensive colorectal involvement and acute intestinal obstruction, an atypical complication of this rare disease...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704588/here-there-and-everywhere-t-follicular-helper-cells-on-the-move
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REVIEW
Cindy S Ma, Tri Giang Phan
T follicular helper (Tfh) cells have the important function of providing B cell help for the induction of Ag-specific Ab production. As such it is important to determine the factors that regulate the development, differentiation and function of Tfh cells. This review highlights some of the recent advances in our understanding of Tfh cell migration, Tfh cell memory and the origins and fate of circulating Tfh (cTfh) cells in the blood that have been revealed from studies in humans and mice. This article is protected by copyright...
July 13, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704484/apoptosis-by-pt-o-o-acac-%C3%AE-acac-dms-requires-pkc-%C3%AE-mediated-p53-activation-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#20
Antonella Muscella, Carla Vetrugno, Luca Giulio Cossa, Giovanna Antonaci, Amilcare Barca, Sandra Angelica De Pascali, Francesco Paolo Fanizzi, Santo Marsigliante
Mesothelioma cancer cells have epithelioid or sarcomatoid morphology. The worst prognosis is associated with sarcomatoid phenotype and resistance to therapy is affected by cells heterogeneity. We recently showed that in ZL55 mesothelioma cell line of epithelioid origin [Pt(O,O'-acac)(γ-acac)(DMS)] (Ptac2S) has an antiproliferative effect in vitro and in vivo. Aim of this work was to extend the study on the effects of Ptac2S on ZL34 cell line, representative of sarcomatoid mesothelioma. ZL34 cells were used to assay the antitumor activity of Ptac2S in a mouse xenograft model in vivo...
2017: PloS One
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