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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636881/mitochondrial-genome-of-helice-tientsinensis-brachyura-grapsoidea-varunidae-gene-rearrangements-and-higher-level-phylogeny-of-the-brachyura
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Zhao-Zhe Xin, Yu-Liu, Dai-Zhen Zhang, Zheng-Fei Wang, Hua-Bin Zhang, Bo-Ping Tang, Chun-Lin Zhou, Xin-Yue Chai, Qiu-Ning Liu
The mitochondrial genome (mt genome) provides important information for understanding molecular evolution and phylogeny. The further understand the molecular evolution and phylogeny of Helice tientsinensis, the complete mt genome was determined. It is 16,212bp long and includes 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 tRNA genes, two rRNA genes and a control region. The genome composition of H. tientsinensis was highly A+T biased 69.0% and showed negative AT skew (-0.017) and GC skew (-0.289). One PCG, all rRNAs and 12 of the tRNAs appeared to be rearranged with respect to the pancrustacean ground pattern gene order...
June 18, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624581/polygenic-risk-for-depression-and-the-neural-correlates-of-working-memory-in-healthy-subjects
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Dilara Yüksel, Bruno Dietsche, Andreas J Forstner, Stephanie H Witt, Robert Maier, Marcella Rietschel, Carsten Konrad, Markus M Nöthen, Udo Dannlowski, Bernhard T Baune, Tilo Kircher, Axel Krug
INTRODUCTION: Major depressive disorder (MDD) patients show impairments of cognitive functioning such as working memory (WM), and furthermore alterations during WM-fMRI tasks especially in frontal and parietal brain regions. The calculation of a polygenic risk score (PRS) can be used to describe the genetic influence on MDD, hence imaging genetic studies aspire to combine both genetics and neuroimaging data to identify the influence of genetic factors on brain functioning. We aimed to detect the effect of MDD-PRS on brain activation during a WM task measured with fMRI and expect healthy individuals with a higher PRS to be more resembling to MDD patients...
June 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624326/randomized-trial-on-illuminated-microcatheter-circumferential-trabeculotomy-versus-conventional-trabeculotomy-in-congenital-glaucoma
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Jyoti Shakrawal, Shveta Bali, Talvir Sidhu, Saurabh Verma, Ramanjit Sihota, Tanuj Dada
PURPOSE: To compare one year outcomes of illuminated microcatheter-assisted circumferential trabeculotomy(IMCT) vs conventional partial trabeculotomy(CPT) for Primary Congenital Glaucom (PCG). DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial METHODS: Forty eyes of 31 patients with unilateral or bilateral primary congenital glaucoma aged less than two years were randomized to undergo IMCT (20 eyes) or CPT (20 eyes). Primary outcome measure was IOP reduction. The success criterion was defined as intraocular pressure (IOP) ≤ 12 mm Hg without and with anti-glaucoma medications (absolute success and qualified success respectively)...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622530/brain-network-dynamics-in-the-human-articulatory-loop
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Masaaki Nishida, Anna Korzeniewska, Nathan E Crone, Goichiro Toyoda, Yasuo Nakai, Noa Ofen, Erik C Brown, Eishi Asano
OBJECTIVE: The articulatory loop is a fundamental component of language function, involved in the short-term buffer of auditory information followed by its vocal reproduction. We characterized the network dynamics of the human articulatory loop, using invasive recording and stimulation. METHODS: We measured high-gamma activity70-110 Hz recorded intracranially when patients with epilepsy either only listened to, or listened to and then reproduced two successive tones by humming...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620713/angiopoietin-receptor-tek-interacts-with-cyp1b1-in-primary-congenital-glaucoma
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Meha Kabra, Wei Zhang, Sonika Rathi, Anil K Mandal, Sirisha Senthil, Goutham Pyatla, Muralidhar Ramappa, Seema Banerjee, Konegari Shekhar, Srinivas Marmamula, Asha L Mettla, Inderjeet Kaur, Rohit C Khanna, Hemant Khanna, Subhabrata Chakrabarti
Primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) is a severe autosomal recessive ocular disorder associated with considerable clinical and genetic heterogeneity. Recently, rare heterozygous alleles in the angiopoietin receptor-encoding gene TEK were implicated in PCG. We undertook this study to ascertain the second mutant allele in a large cohort (n = 337) of autosomal recessive PCG cases that carried heterozygous TEK mutations. Our investigations revealed 12 rare heterozygous missense mutations in TEK by targeted sequencing...
June 15, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612725/-the-biological-complexity-of-polycomb-group-proteins-the-case-of-ezh2
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Myriam Koubi, Christian Chabannon, Estelle Duprez
Polycomb Group proteins (PcG) are repressive epigenetic factors essential for development and involved in numerous cancer processes, yet their modes of action and recruitment to specific genomic loci are not fully understood. Recently, it has been shown that the PcG protein recruitment is a dynamic process, contrary to what was foreseen in the initial hierarchical model. In addition, EZH2, a key PcG protein, can be associated to transcribed genes, challenging the former function of PcG proteins as transcriptional repressors...
May 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608457/potential-therapeutic-interventions-for-chronic-kidney-disease-associated-sarcopenia-via-indoxyl-sulfate-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Yuki Enoki, Hiroshi Watanabe, Riho Arake, Rui Fujimura, Kana Ishiodori, Tadashi Imafuku, Kento Nishida, Ryusei Sugimoto, Saori Nagao, Shigeyuki Miyamura, Yu Ishima, Motoko Tanaka, Kazutaka Matsushita, Hirotaka Komaba, Masafumi Fukagawa, Masaki Otagiri, Toru Maruyama
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients experience skeletal muscle wasting and decreased exercise endurance. Our previous study demonstrated that indoxyl sulfate (IS), a uremic toxin, accelerates skeletal muscle atrophy. The purpose of this study was to examine the issue of whether IS causes mitochondria dysfunction and IS-targeted intervention using AST-120, which inhibits IS accumulation, or mitochondria-targeted intervention using L-carnitine or teneligliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor which retains mitochondria function and alleviates skeletal muscle atrophy and muscle endurance in chronic kidney disease mice...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602921/the-shared-neural-basis-of-music-and-language
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Mengxia Yu, Miao Xu, Xueting Li, Zhencai Chen, Yiying Song, Jia Liu
Human musical ability is proposed to play a key phylogenetical role in the evolution of language, and the similarity of hierarchical structure in music and language has led to considerable speculation about their shared mechanisms. While behavioral and electrophysioglocial studies have revealed associations between music and linguistic abilities, results from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies on their relations are contradictory, possibly because these studies usually treat music or language as single entities without breaking down to their components...
June 7, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602614/mir-203-interplays-with-polycomb-repressive-complexes-to-regulate-the-proliferation-of-neural-stem-progenitor-cells
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Pei-Pei Liu, Gang-Bin Tang, Ya-Jie Xu, Yu-Qiang Zeng, Shuang-Feng Zhang, Hong-Zhen Du, Zhao-Qian Teng, Chang-Mei Liu
The polycomb repressive complexes 1 (PRC1) and 2 (PRC2) are two distinct polycomb group (PcG) proteins that maintain the stable silencing of specific sets of genes through chromatin modifications. Although the PRC2 component EZH2 has been known as an epigenetic regulator in promoting the proliferation of neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs), the regulatory network that controls this process remains largely unknown. Here we show that miR-203 is repressed by EZH2 in both embryonic and adult NSPCs. MiR-203 negatively regulates the proliferation of NSPCs...
June 6, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599500/notable-roles-of-ezh2-and-dnmt1-in-epigenetic-dormancy-of-the-shp1-gene-during-the-progression-of-chronic-myeloid-leukaemia
#10
Jing Wang, Luoming Hua, Ming Guo, Lin Yang, Xiaojun Liu, Yanmeng Li, Xiaoyan Shang, Jianmin Luo
Tumor development is associated with the methylation of cytosine-guanine (CpG) islands. The occurrence of methylation requires several factors, such as DNA methylation systems and polycomb group (PcG) proteins. At present, novel drugs are needed for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), particularly considering the current prognosis of CML. The methylation status of the Src homology 2 domain-containing tyrosine phosphatase 1 (SHP1) gene, a negative regulator of signal transduction, has been identified as being altered in numerous haematological malignancies...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596781/polycomb-group-proteins-ring1a-and-ring1b-regulate-the-vegetative-phase-transition-in-arabidopsis
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Jian Li, Zheng Wang, Yugang Hu, Ying Cao, Ligeng Ma
Polycomb group (PcG) protein-mediated gene silencing is a major regulatory mechanism in higher eukaryotes that affects gene expression at the transcriptional level. Here, we report that two conserved homologous PcG proteins, RING1A and RING1B (RING1A/B), are required for global H2A monoubiquitination (H2Aub) in Arabidopsis. The mutation of RING1A/B increased the expression of members of the SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE (SPL) gene family and caused an early vegetative phase transition. The early vegetative phase transition observed in ring1a ring1b double mutant plants was dependent on an SPL family gene, and the H2Aub status of the chromatin at SPL locus was dependent on RING1A/B...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594841/probabilistic-entity-relationship-diagram-a-correlation-between-functional-connectivity-and-spontaneous-brain-activity-during-resting-state-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Lu Zhang, Lin Shi, Bin Zhang, Lei Zhao, Yuhao Dong, Jing Liu, Zhouyang Lian, Long Liang, Wenbo Chen, Xiaoning Luo, Shufang Pei, Xiaokai Mo, Wenhui Huang, Fusheng Ouyang, Baoliang Guo, Changhong Liang, Shuixing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Alterations of functional connectivity (FC) and spontaneous brain activity (SBA) during the resting state has been observed in subjects with major depressive disorder (MDD). Although there are many studies separately describing on the alterations of FC and SBA in major depressive disorder, their correlation are still have not been performed. METHODS: A literature search based on Pubmed and Embase was conducted until 20 April 2016 to identify studies evaluating the correlation for the alterations between functional connectivity and spontaneous brain activity during resting-state in MDD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594641/detection-of-pathological-heart-sounds
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Mostafa Abdollahpur, Ali Ghaffari, Shadi Ghiasi, Mohammad Javad Mollakazemi
Heart sound analysis has been a major topic of research during the past few decades. However, necessity for a large reliable and database has been a major concern in these studies. Noting that the current heart sound classification methods do not work properly for noisy signals, the PhysioNet/CinC Challenge 2016 aims at developing the heart sound classification algorithms by providing a global open database for challengers. This paper addresses the problem of heart sound classification methods within noisy real-world phonocardiogram (PCG) recordings by implementing an innovative approach...
June 8, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594018/biodegradable-injectable-polymer-systems-exhibiting-a-longer-and-controllable-duration-time-of-the-gel-state
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Yasuyuki Yoshida, Hiroki Takai, Keisuke Kawahara, Shintaro Mitsumune, Kazuyuki Takata, Akinori Kuzuya, Yuichi Ohya
Here, we report biodegradable temperature-triggered covalent gelation systems exhibiting a longer and controllable duration time of the gel state by a "mixing strategy" utilizing a thiol-ene reaction. We synthesized a tri-block copolymer of poly(caprolactone-co-glycolic acid) and PEG (tri-PCG) as a temperature-responsive injectable polymer (IP) and attached acryloyl groups on both termini (tri-PCG-Acryl). A tri-PCG micelle solution containing hydrophobic hexa-functional polythiol (Solution-A) and a tri-PCG-Acryl micelle solution (Solution-B) were mixed together...
June 8, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591144/err%C3%AE-negatively-regulates-type-i-interferon-induction-by-inhibiting-tbk1-irf3-interaction
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Xiang He, Shengli Ma, Yinyin Tian, Congwen Wei, Yongjie Zhu, Feng Li, Pingping Zhang, Penghao Wang, Yanhong Zhang, Hui Zhong
Estrogen-related receptor α (ERRα) is a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily controlling energy homeostasis; however, its precise role in regulating antiviral innate immunity remains to be clarified. Here, we showed that ERRα deficiency conferred resistance to viral infection both in vivo and in vitro. Mechanistically, ERRα inhibited the production of type-I interferon (IFN-I) and the expression of multiple interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs). Furthermore, we found that viral infection induced TBK1-dependent ERRα stabilization, which in turn associated with TBK1 and IRF3 to impede the formation of TBK1-IRF3, IRF3 phosphorylation, IRF3 dimerization, and the DNA binding affinity of IRF3...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588451/neurogenic-to-gliogenic-fate-transition-perturbed-by-loss-of-hmgb2
#16
Robert Bronstein, Jackson Kyle, Ariel B Abraham, Stella E Tsirka
Mouse cortical development relies heavily on a delicate balance between neurogenesis and gliogenesis. The lateral ventricular zone produces different classes of excitatory pyramidal cells until just before birth, when the production of astroglia begins to prevail. Epigenetic control of this fate shift is of critical importance and chromatin regulatory elements driving neuronal or astroglial development play an vital role. Different classes of chromatin binding proteins orchestrate the transcriptional repression of neuronal-specific genes, while allowing for the activation of astrocyte-specific genes...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562369/combining-sparse-coding-and-time-domain-features-for-heart-sound-classification
#17
Bradley M Whitaker, Pradyumna Byappanahalli Suresha, Chengyu Liu, Gari Clifford, David Anderson
This paper builds upon work submitted as part of the 2016 PhysioNet/CinC Challenge, which used sparse coding as a feature extraction tool on audio PCG data for heart sound classification. In sparse coding, preprocessed data is decomposed into a dictionary matrix and a sparse coefficient matrix. The dictionary matrix represents statistically important features of the audio segments. The sparse coefficient matrix is a mapping that represents which features are used by each segment. Working in the sparse domain, we train support vector machines (SVMs) for each audio segment (S1, systole, S2, diastole) and a full cardiac cycle...
May 31, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554479/rice-pcg-gene-osemf2b-controls-seed-dormancy-and-seedling-growth-by-regulating-the-expression-of-osvp1
#18
Min Chen, Shiyong Xie, Yidan Ouyang, Jialing Yao
The induction and release of seed dormancy are a precisely regulated process that influences seed germination. ABA promotes seed dormancy but suppresses seed germination and seedling growth. However, how chromatin and epigenetic mechanisms regulate the expression of ABA related genes during these processes remains unclear. Polycomb gene OsEMF2b was required for regulation of seed dormancy and seedling growth by dynamically activating and repressing ABA signal response genes. Downregulation of OsEMF2b led to vivipary and decreased expression level of OsVP1, which was involved in ABA signal pathway in seed dormancy...
July 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549150/primary-congenital-and-developmental-glaucomas
#19
Carly Lewis, Adam Hedberg-Buenz, Adam P DeLuca, Edwin M Stone, Wallace L M Alward, John H Fingert
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Although most glaucoma patients are elderly, congenital glaucoma and glaucomas of childhood are also important causes of visual disability. Primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) is isolated, non-syndromic glaucoma that occurs in the first three years of life and is a major cause of childhood blindness. Other early-onset glaucomas may arise secondary to developmental abnormalities, such as glaucomas that occur with aniridia or as part of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome...
May 26, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536904/efficacy-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-on-masseter-thickness-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy
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Maria Teresa Botti Rodrigues Santos, Karla Santos Nascimento, Simone Carazzato, Alina Oliveira Barros, Fausto Medeiros Mendes, Michele Baffi Diniz
The study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) on bilateral masseter muscle thickness and amplitude of mouth opening in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP), and the impact on their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL). Three groups were included: experimental CP group (EG: n = 26 with oral complaints), positive control CP group (PCG: n = 26 without complaints), and negative control group (NCG: n = 26 without CP). In the EG, the masseter muscles on both sides were irradiated with an infrared low-level Ga-Al-As laser (λ = 808 ± 3 nm, 120 mW) using a 3 J/cm(2) energy dose per site, with a 20 s exposure time per site (spot area: 4 mm(2); irradiance: 3 W/cm(2); energy delivery per point: 2...
May 23, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
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