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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639696/modulation-of-global-sumoylation-by-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-and-its-effects-on-viral-gene-expression
#1
Jinzhong Wang, Yuying Guo, Xu Wang, Rui Zhao, Ying Wang
Some viruses have evolved to exploit the host SUMOylation system to regulate their own replication. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) encodes K-bZIP, a SUMO E3 ligase catalyzing the SUMOylation of viral and host proteins. KSHV also encodes replication and transcriptional activator (RTA), a SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligase catalyzing the ubiquitination of SUMOylated proteins and targeting them for degradation. Using chronic KSHV-infected TRE × BCBL-1 RTA cells, the expression kinetics of K-bZIP and RTA, and the global SUMOylation level were detected...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607825/cranioplasty-indications-procedures-and-outcome-an-institutional-experience
#2
Syed M Andrabi, Arif H Sarmast, Altaf R Kirmani, Abdul R Bhat
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty, the repair of a skull vault defect by insertion of an object (bone or nonbiological materials such as metal or plastic plates), is a well-known procedure in modern neurosurgery. Brain protection and cosmetic aspects are the major indications of cranioplasty. A retroprospective study was conducted for evaluating the indications, materials used, complications, and outcome of cranioplasty. METHODS: This study was prospective from August 2013 to September 2015 and retrospective from August 2010 to July 2013...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603955/enhanced-crystalline-phase-purity-of-ch3nh3pbi3-xclx-film-for-high-efficiency-hysteresis-free-perovskite-solar-cells
#3
Yingguo Yang, Shanglei Feng, Weidong Xu, Meng Li, Li Li, Xingmin Zhang, Gengwu Ji, Xiaonan Zhang, Zhaokui Wang, Yimin Xiong, Liang Cao, Baoquan Sun, Xingyu Gao
Despite rapid successful developments toward promising perovskite solar cells (PSCs) efficiency, they often suffer significant hysteresis effects. Using synchrotron-based grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXRD) with different probing depths by varying the incident angle, we found that the perovskite films consist of dual phases with a parent phase dominant in the interior and a child phase with a smaller (110) interplanar space (d(110)) after rapid thermal annealing (RTA), which is a widely used post treatment to improve the crystallization of solution-processed perovskite films for high-performance planar PSCs...
June 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602767/an-easily-transfectable-cell-line-that-produces-an-infectious-reporter-virus-for-routine-and-robust-quantitation-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-reactivation
#4
Jennifer L DeCotiis, Noelle C Ortiz, Brian A Vega, David M Lukac
Reactivation of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KHSV; also known as Human herpesvirus (HHV)-8) from latency is associated with progression to disease. The primary experimental models for studying KSHV reactivation are B lymphocyte cell lines derived from patients with primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). PEL models have remained essential tools for understanding molecular details of latency and reactivation, yet they have shortcomings. In particular, PEL cells are difficult to transfect with plasmid DNA, which limits their routine use in studies that require introduction of exogenous DNA...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599209/modelling-toxin-effects-on-protein-biosynthesis-in-eukaryotic-cells
#5
Vladas Skakauskas, Pranas Katauskis
We present a rather generic model for toxin (ricin) inhibition of protein biosynthesis in eukaryotic cells. We also study reduction of the ricin toxic effects with application of antibodies against the RTB subunit of ricin molecules. Both species initially are delivered extracellularly. The model accounts for the pinocytotic and receptor-mediated toxin endocytosis and the intact toxin exocytotic removal out of the cell. The model also includes the lysosomal toxin destruction, the intact toxin motion to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) for separation of its molecules into the RTA and RTB subunits, and the RTA chain translocation into the cytosol...
May 31, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592530/kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-utilizes-and-manipulates-rna-n-6-adenosine-methylation-to-promote-lytic-replication
#6
Fengchun Ye, E Ricky Chen, Timothy W Nilsen
N(6)-adenosine methylation (m(6)A) is the most common post-transcriptional RNA modification in mammalian cells. We found that most transcripts encoded by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) undergo m(6)A modification. The levels of m(6)A-modified mRNAs increase substantially upon stimulation for lytic replication. Blocking m(6)A inhibits splicing of the pre-mRNA encoding replication transcription activator (RTA), a key KSHV lytic switch protein, and halts viral lytic replication. We identified several m(6)A sites in RTA pre-mRNA crucial for splicing through interactions with YTH domain containing 1 (YTHDC1), an m(6)A nuclear reader protein, in conjunction with serine/arginine-rich splicing factor 3 (SRSF3) and SRSF10...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592529/guanylate-binding-protein-1-inhibits-nuclear-delivery-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-virions-by-disrupting-formation-of-actin-filament
#7
Zhe Zou, Zhihua Meng, Chao Ma, Deguang Liang, Rui Sun, Ke Lan
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is a typical gamma-herpesvirus which establishes persistent lifelong infection in host cells. In order to establish a successful infection, KSHV has evolved numerous immune-evasion strategies to bypass or hijack the host immune system. However, host cells still produce immune cytokines abundantly during KSHV primary infection. Whether the immune effectors produced are able to inhibit viral infection and how KSHV successfully conquers these immune effectors remain largely unknown...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587383/mechanism-of-the-protective-effects-of-the-combined-treatment-with-rhynchophylla-total-alkaloids-and-sinapine-thiocyanate-against-a-prothrombotic-state-caused-by-vascular-endothelial-cell-inflammatory-damage
#8
Yunlun Li, Xinya Zhang, Wenqing Yang, Chao Li, Yanjun Chu, Haiqiang Jiang, Zhenzhen Shen
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect and the underlying mechanism of the combined treatment of rhynchophylla total alkaloids (RTA) and sinapine thiocyanate for protection against a prothrombotic state (PTS) associated with the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α)-induced inflammatory injury of vascular endothelial cells (VECs). A TNF-α-induced VEC inflammatory injury model was established, and cell morphology of VECs was evaluated using scanning electron microscopy. In addition, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis were performed to examine the mRNA and protein expression of coagulation-related factors, including nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), tissue factor (TF), plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1), protease-activation receptors (PAR-1) and protein kinase C (PKC-α) in VECs...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586586/comparative-analysis-of-anterior-knee-pain-in-transpatellar-and-medial-parapatellar-tendon-approaches-in-tibial-interlocking-nailing
#9
Saeed Ahmad, Ashfaq Ahmed, Latif Khan, Shahzad Javed, Naeem Ahmed, Amer Aziz
OBJECTIVE: Anterior knee pain is the most common complaint after intramedullary nail of the tibia. The incidence of anterior knee pain ranges from 10-86% and the exact ethology is unclear. Transpatellar tendon approach is commonly used for tibial intramedullary interlocking nailing but it can also be done through medial parapatellar tendon approach. The objective of the study was to compare post-operative anterior knee pain after intramedullary nailing technique by transpatellar approach compared to medial parapatellar approach...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579127/peritenolysis-and-debridement-for-main-body-mid-portion-achilles-tendinopathy-in-athletic-patients-results-of-107-procedures
#10
Amol Saxena, Brian K Hong, Deann Hofer
Achilles tendinopathy in the main body (mid-portion) of the tendon is a common pathologic finding among active and athletic populations and can be debilitating without proper and adequate treatment. Numerous surgical approaches for this common pathologic finding have been reported, with variable outcomes. We evaluated the surgical outcomes of peritenolysis and debridement of main body Achilles tendinopathy among athletic populations using the return to activity (RTA) and decreased desired activity (DDA) as our primary outcome measures...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577018/a-case-of-kidney-involvement-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Farid Arman, Hania Shakeri, Niloofar Nobakht, Anjay Rastogi, Mohammad Kamgar
BACKGROUND Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder caused by the infiltration of monocytes in epithelial glandular and extra-glandular tissues. Hallmark presentations include mouth and eye dryness. Although renal involvement is uncommon in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), patients may experience renal tubular acidosis type I (RTA I), tubulointerstitial nephritis, diabetes insipidus (DI), nephrolithiasis, and Fanconi syndrome. However, it is atypical to see more than 1 of these manifestations in a single patient...
June 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549528/the-penalty-points-system-in-ireland-does-it-remain-effective-14-years-on
#12
C Downey, M Donnelly
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the leading cause of trauma related mortality in Ireland. The penalty points system (PPS) was introduced in Ireland in 2002 to incentivise safer driving and reduce injury. Its early effect was studied previously(1) which concluded that there was a slight reduction in RTA related femoral shaft fractures (a sensitive indicator of high energy trauma) and a dramatic reduction in RTA related discharges. We hypothesized that over the following 14 years, the penalty points system might lose its effectiveness...
May 23, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548483/nanoscale-junction-formation-by-gas-phase-monolayer-doping
#13
Peyman Taheri, Hossain M Fahad, Mahmut Tosun, Mark Hettick, Daisuke Kiriya, Kevin Chen, Ali Javey
A major challenge in transistor technology scaling is the formation of controlled ultrashallow junctions with nanometer-scale thickness and high spatial uniformity. Monolayer doping (MLD) is an efficient method to form such nanoscale junctions, where the self-limiting nature of semiconductor surfaces is utilized to form adsorbed monolayers of dopant-containing molecules followed by rapid thermal annealing (RTA) to diffuse the dopants to a desired depth. Unlike ion implantation, the process does not induce crystal damage, thus making it highly attractive for nanoscale transistor processing...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537286/strain-effects-on-phonon-transport-in-antimonene-investigated-using-a-first-principles-study
#14
Ai-Xia Zhang, Jiang-Tao Liu, San-Dong Guo, Hui-Chao Li
Strain engineering is a very effective method to continuously tune the electronic, topological, optical and thermoelectric properties of materials. In this work, strain-dependent phonon transport of recently-fabricated antimonene (Sb monolayers) under biaxial strain is investigated using a combination of first-principles calculations and the linearized phonon Boltzmann equation within the single-mode relaxation time approximation (RTA). It is found that the ZA dispersion of antimonene with strain less than -1% gives imaginary frequencies, which suggests that compressive strain can induce structural instability...
June 7, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531089/au-nanoparticle-decorated-silicon-pyramids-for-plasmon-enhanced-hot-electron-near-infrared-photodetection
#15
Zhiyang Qi, Yusheng Zhai, Long Wen, Qilong Wang, Qin Chen, Sami Iqbal, Guangdian Chen, Ji Xu, Yan Tu
The heterojunction between metal and silicon (Si) is an attractive route to extend the response of Si-based photodiodes into the near-infrared (NIR) region, so-called Schottky barrier diodes. Photons absorbed into a metallic nanostructure excite the surface plasmon resonances (SPRs), which can be damped non-radiatively through the creation of hot electrons. Unfortunately, the quantum efficiency of hot electron detectors remains low due to low optical absorption and poor electron injection efficiency. In this study, we propose an efficient and low-cost plasmonic hot electron NIR photodetector based on a Au nanoparticle (Au NP)-decorated Si pyramid Schottky junction...
May 22, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527382/global-burden-of-road-traffic-accidents-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis
#16
Boon Hong Ang, Won Sun Chen, Shaun Wen Huey Lee
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study aims to estimate the burden of road traffic accidents and death among older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted on 10 electronic databases for articles describing Road Traffic Accident(RTA) mortality in older adults until September 2016. A random-effects meta-regression analyses was conducted to estimate the pooled rates of road traffic accidents and death. RESULTS: A total 5018 studies were identified and 23 studies were included...
May 13, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521721/the-importance-of-military-conscripts-for-surveillance-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-risk-behavior-in-thailand
#17
Kenrad Nelson, Ram Rangsin
BACKGROUND: The epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Thailand began in 1988 among injection drug users (IDUs) in Bangkok. It soon spread to other populations, especially female sex workers (FSWs) and men attending STD clinics. Routine serologic surveillance for HIV began among military conscripts in 1991. The HIV seroprevalence data from military conscripts provided national surveillance data, since the entire population of 21 year old men were conscripted for 2 years' service in the military by a random process during which 10% of men were selected...
May 17, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515293/virus-like-vesicles-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-activate-lytic-replication-through-triggering-differentiation-signaling
#18
Danyang Gong, Xinghong Dai, Yuchen Xiao, Yushen Du, Travis J Chapa, Jeffrey R Johnson, Xinmin Li, Nevan J Krogan, Hongyu Deng, Ting-Ting Wu, Ren Sun
Virus-like vesicles (VLVs) are membrane enclosed vesicles that resemble native enveloped viruses in organization, but lack viral capsid and genome. During the productive infection of tumor associated gamma-herpesviruses, both virions and VLVs are produced and released into the extracellular space. However, studies of gamma-herpesvirus associated VLVs have been largely restricted by the technical difficulty of separating VLVs from mature virions. Here, we report a strategy of using a Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) mutant defective in small capsid protein, unable to produce mature virions, to selectively isolate VLVs...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507612/pattern-of-injuries-in-fatal-motorcycle-accidents-seen-in-lagos-state-university-teaching-hospital-an-autopsy-based-study
#19
Francis Faduyile, Festus Emiogun, Sunday Soyemi, Olugbenga Oyewole, Uche Okeke, Oluseun Williams
BACKGROUND: Deaths from motorcycle accident injuries have remained a major public health issue in Nigeria over the years. AIM: The study is to determine the age and gender distribution of the victims and to identify the cause of death and the anatomical pattern of injuries seen. METHODOLOGY: This is a 5-year autopsy-based study of all motorcycle accident deaths seen in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital between December 2009 and November 2014...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504848/association-of-traumatic-head%C3%A2-injuries-and-maxillofacial-fractures-a-retrospective-study
#20
Maher M Abosadegh, Shaifulizan Ab Rahman, Norkhafizah Saddki
The association of traumatic head injury (THI) with maxillofacial fractures (MFF) is a major health concern worldwide. In spite of the close anatomical proximity of maxillofacial bones to the cranium, the association of THI with MFF is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the association between traumatic head injuries (THI) and maxillofacial fractures (MFF). Other factors associated with THI in patients with MFF were also investigated MATERIALS AND METHODS: A hospital-based retrospective study was conducted at the OMFS Unit, Hospital USM, Kelantan, Malaysia...
May 15, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
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