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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228397/yeast-identification-by-sequencing-biochemical-kits-maldi-tof-ms-and-rep-pcr-dna-fingerprinting
#1
Ying Zhao, Chi-Ching Tsang, Meng Xiao, Jasper F W Chan, Susanna K P Lau, Fanrong Kong, Yingchun Xu, Patrick C Y Woo
No study has comprehensively evaluated the performance of 28S nrDNA and ITS sequencing, commercial biochemical test kits, MALDI-TOF MS platforms, and the emerging rep-PCR DNA fingerprinting technology using a cohort of yeast strains collected from a clinical microbiology laboratory. In this study, using 71 clinically important yeast isolates (excluding Candida albicans) collected from a single centre, we determined the concordance of 28S nrDNA and ITS sequencing and evaluated the performance of two commercial test kits, two MALDI-TOF MS platforms, and rep-PCR DNA fingerprinting...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228361/identification-of-clinical-isolates-of-aspergillus-including-cryptic-species-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms
#2
M Reyes Vidal-Acuña, Maite Ruiz-Pérez de Pipaón, María José Torres-Sánchez, Javier Aznar
An expanded library of matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been constructed using the spectra generated from 42 clinical isolates and 11 reference strains, including 23 different species from 8 sections (16 cryptic plus 7 noncryptic species). Out of a total of 379 strains of Aspergillus isolated from clinical samples, 179 strains were selected to be identified by sequencing of beta-tubulin or calmodulin genes. Protein spectra of 53 strains, cultured in liquid medium, were used to construct an in-house reference database in the MALDI-TOF MS...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228202/activity-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-against-problem-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-the-uk-2015-16
#3
David M Livermore, Danièle Meunier, Katie L Hopkins, Michel Doumith, Robert Hill, Rachel Pike, Peter Staves, Neil Woodford
Background: Ceftazidime/avibactam combines an established oxyimino-cephalosporin with the first diazabicyclooctane β-lactamase inhibitor to enter clinical use. We reviewed its activity against Gram-negative isolates, predominantly from the UK, referred for resistance investigation in the first year of routine testing, beginning in July 2015. Methods: Isolates were as received from referring laboratories; there is a bias to submit those with suspected carbapenem resistance...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228037/potential-serum-biomarkers-and-metabonomic-profiling-of-serum-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-using-uplc-q-tof-ms-ms
#4
Hongxue Sun, Jiaying Zhao, Di Zhong, Guozhong Li
BACKGROUND: Stroke still has a high incidence with a tremendous public health burden and it is a leading cause of mortality and disability. However, biomarkers for early diagnosis are absent and the metabolic alterations associated with ischemic stroke are not clearly understood. The objectives of this case-control study are to identify serum biomarkers and explore the metabolic alterations of ischemic stroke. METHODS: Metabonomic analysis was performed using ultra-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry and multivariate statistical analysis was employed to study 60 patients with or without ischemic stroke (30 cases and 30 controls)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227934/gabaa-receptor-activity-modulating-piperine-analogs-in-vitro-metabolic-stability-metabolite-identification-cyp450-reaction-phenotyping-and-protein-binding
#5
Volha Zabela, Timm Hettich, Götz Schlotterbeck, Laurin Wimmer, Marko D Mihovilovic, Fabrice Guillet, Belkacem Bouaita, Bénédicte Shevchenko, Matthias Hamburger, Mouhssin Oufir
In a screening of natural products for allosteric modulators of GABAA receptors (γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor), piperine was identified as a compound targeting a benzodiazepine-independent binding site. Given that piperine is also an activator of TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1) receptors involved in pain signaling and thermoregulation, a series of piperine analogs were prepared in several cycles of structural optimization, with the aim of separating GABAA and TRPV1 activating properties...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227188/clinical-strains-of-chryseobacterium-and-elizabethkingia-spp-isolated-from-pediatric-patients-in-a-university-hospital-performance-of-maldi-tof-ms-based-identification-antimicrobial-susceptibilities-and-baseline-patient-characteristics
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Hasan Cenk Mirza, Özlem Tuncer, Serpil Ölmez, Burçin Şener, Gökçen Dilşa Tuğcu, Uğur Özçelik, Nafia Canan Gürsoy, Barış Otlu, Ayşe Büyükçam, Ateş Kara, Banu Sancak
Our objective was to evaluate the performance of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for identification of the Chryseobacterium and Elizabethkingia spp. isolated from pediatric patients at Hacettepe University Hospital using 16S rRNA gene sequencing as the gold standard and to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of the isolates and baseline characteristics of patients. All stored Chryseobacterium and Elizabethkingia spp. isolated from various clinical specimens (sputum, blood, and urine) of pediatric patients at Hacettepe University Hospital between 2012 and 2016 were included in this study...
December 11, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227021/rapid-characterization-of-the-absorbed-chemical-constituents-of-tangzhiqing-formula-following-oral-administration-using-uhplc-q-tof-ms
#7
Xiao-Lei Wu, Ming-Jiang Wu, Xin-Ze Chen, Hong-Min Zhang, Li-Qin Ding, Fu-Ying Tian, Xiao-Meng Fu, Feng Qiu, De-Qin Zhang
Tangzhiqing formula, a Chinese herbal formula, is used for the treatment of type II diabetes and pre-diabetes. Although its effectiveness has been certified by clinical use, its absorbed chemical constituents are not comprehensively represented. Thence, to reveal potential bioactive components and metabolism of Tangzhiqing formula, an ultra high performance liquid chromatography with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry method was developed. A total of 86 absorbed components, including 38 prototype compounds and 48 metabolites, were identified in rat plasma, urine and feces after oral administration of Tangzhiqing formula...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226353/biotransformation-and-metabolic-profile-of-xian-ling-gu-bao-capsule-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-prescription-with-rat-intestinal-microflora-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-quadrupole-time-of-flight-tandem-mass-spectrometry-analysis
#8
Meng-Xue Gao, Xi-Yang Tang, Feng-Xiang Zhang, Zhi-Hong Yao, Xin-Sheng Yao, Yi Dai
Xian-Ling-Gu-Bao capsule (XLGB), a well-known traditional Chinese medicine prescription (TCMP), has been used for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The safety and efficacy of XLGB have been confirmed based on the principle of evidence-based medicine (EBM). XLGB is usually administered orally, after which its multi-components are brought into contacted with intestinal microflora in the alimentary tract and biotransformed. However, investigations on the comprehensive metabolic profile of XLGB are absent...
December 11, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225904/late-stage-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-adult-survivors-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-repair-in-childhood
#9
Abdel Anabtawi, Judith Mondragon, Diane Dodendorf, Warren K Laskey
Objective: Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in adult survivors of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair in childhood has been observed, although the relationship with long-term outcome remains inadequately described. Methods: A cohort of 44 consecutive adult patients with TOF repair in childhood were followed prospectively from January 2001 through June 2016. LVSD was defined as an echocardiographically derived left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction <0...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225047/maldi-tof-ms-analysis-as-a-useful-tool-for-an-identification-of-legionella-pneumophila-a-facultatively-pathogenic-bacterium-interacting-with-free-living-amoebae-a-case-study-from-water-supply-system-of-hospitals-in-bratislava-slovakia
#10
Katarína Trnková, Martina Kotrbancová, Margita Špaleková, Miriam Fulová, Jana Boledovičová, Matej Vesteg
Legionellae, i.e. Legionella pneumophila, are human bacterial hydrophilic facultative pathogens causing pneumonia (Legionnaires' disease). Free-living amoebae (FLA) can serve as natural hosts and thus as reservoirs of many amoebae-resistant bacteria. An encysted amoeba can contribute to the resistance of intracellular L. pneumophila to various chemical and physical treatments. Humans can be infected by droplets containing bacteria from an environmental source or human-made devices such as shower heads, bathtubs, air-conditioning units or whirlpools...
December 7, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224965/concerted-action-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-and-glutaminyl-cyclase-results-in-formation-of-pyroglutamate-modified-amyloid-peptides-in-vitro
#11
Alvard Antonyan, Dagmar Schlenzig, Stephan Schilling, Marcel Naumann, Svetlana Sharoyan, Sona Mardanyan, Hans-Ulrich Demuth
Compelling evidence suggests a crucial role of amyloid beta peptides (Aβ(1-40/42)) in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The N-terminal truncation of Aβ(1-40/42) and their modification, e.g. by glutaminyl cyclase (QC), is expected to enhance the amyloid toxicity. In this work, the MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry application proved N-terminal cleavage of Aβ(1-40/42) by purified dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) in vitro observed earlier. The subsequent transformation of resulted Aβ(3-40/42) to pE-Aβ(3-40/42) in QC catalyzed glutamate cyclization was manifested...
December 7, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224733/validated-maldi-tof-ms-method-for-anthrax-lethal-factor-provides-early-diagnosis-and-evaluation-of-therapeutics
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Maribel Gallegos-Candela, Anne E Boyer, Adrian R Woolfitt, Judy Brumlow, Renato C Lins, Conrad P Quinn, Alex R Hoffmaster, Gabriel Meister, John R Barr
Anthrax lethal factor (LF) is a zinc-dependent endoprotease and a critical virulence factor for Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax. The mass spectrometry (MS) method for total-LF quantification includes three steps; 1) LF specific antibody capture/concentration, 2) LF-specific hydrolysis of a peptide substrate, and 3) detection and quantification of LF-cleaved peptides by isotope-dilution MALDI-TOF/MS. Recombinant LF spiked plasma was used for calibration and quality control (QC) materials. Specificity was 100% from analysis of serum and plasma from 383 non-infected humans, 31 rabbits, and 24 rhesus macaques...
December 7, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224161/quantitative-region-specific-dna-methylation-analysis-by-the-epityper%C3%A2-technology
#13
Sonja Kunze
DNA methylation plays a profound role in development and health as well as development and progression of disease. High-throughput quantitative DNA methylation analysis is therefore crucial for the study of the normal physiology of the epigenome and its dysregulation in disease. Many target areas are identified by a range of emerging genome-wide cytosine methylation techniques, but these whole genome scans usually only provide methylation data for a few individual CpG sites (CpGs) within a region. The EpiTYPER™ assay is a region-specific method for the detection and quantitative analysis of DNA methylation that allows performing a high-resolution scan of selected regions...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223927/biochemical-characterization-of-the-ybpci-miniprotein-the-first-carboxypeptidase-inhibitor-isolated-from-yellow-bell-pepper-capsicum-annuum-l-a-novel-contribution-to-the-knowledge-of-miniproteins-stability
#14
Juliana Cotabarren, Mariana Edith Tellechea, Francesc Xavier Avilés, Julia Lorenzo, Walter David Obregón
The cystine-knot metallocarboxypeptidase inhibitors (MCPIs) are peptides that contribute to control proteolytic activity, involved in storage, growth and maintenance of plants. Lately studies reported several MCPIs with potential use in biomedical applications; as anti-cancer, anti-thrombotic, anti-malaric and anti-angiogenic agents. We report the isolation, purification, chemical stability and biochemical characterization of a novel carboxypeptidase A inhibitor (YBPCI) isolated from Capsicum annuum L. var...
December 6, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223833/valve-sparing-repair-with-intraoperative-balloon-dilation-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-midterm-results-and-therapeutic-implications
#15
Sophie C Hofferberth, Meena Nathan, Gerald R Marx, Minmin Lu, Lynn A Sleeper, Audrey C Marshall, Christopher W Baird, John E Mayer, Pedro J Del Nido, Sitaram M Emani
OBJECTIVES: The significant morbidity of long-term pulmonary regurgitation (PR) has driven the development of pulmonary valve (PV) sparing repair strategies in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). We assessed mid-term PV function in patients who underwent primary ToF repair with valve-sparing intraoperative balloon dilation (IBD) technique. METHODS: We evaluated 162 consecutive patients with ToF and pulmonary stenosis (ToF-PS) who underwent valve-sparing repair with IBD under 1 year of age...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223155/recombinant-human-erythropoietin-with-additional-processable-protein-domains-purification-of-protein-synthesized-in-escherichia-coli-heterologous-expression-system
#16
T M Grunina, A V Demidenko, A M Lyaschuk, M S Poponova, Z M Galushkina, L A Soboleva, S A Cherepushkin, N B Polyakov, D A Grumov, A I Solovyev, V G Zhukhovitsky, I S Boksha, M E Subbotina, A V Gromov, V G Lunin, A S Karyagina
Three variants of human recombinant erythropoietin (rhEPO) with additional N-terminal protein domains were obtained by synthesis in an Escherichia coli heterologous expression system. These domains included (i) maltose-binding protein (MBP), (ii) MBP with six histidine residues (6His) in N-terminal position, (iii) s-tag (15-a.a. oligopeptide derived from bovine pancreatic ribonuclease A) with N-terminal 6His. Both variants of the chimeric protein containing MBP domain were prone to aggregation under nondenaturing conditions, and further purification of EPO after the domain cleavage by enterokinase proved to be impossible...
November 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223016/application-of-single-nucleotide-extension-and-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-in-proofreading-and-dna-repair-assay
#17
Kang-Yi Su, Hung-Ming Lai, Steven D Goodman, Wei-Yao Hu, Wern-Cherng Cheng, Liang-In Lin, Ya-Chien Yang, Woei-Horng Fang
Proofreading and DNA repair are important factors in maintaining the high fidelity of genetic information during DNA replication. Herein, we designed a non-labeled and non-radio-isotopic simple method to measure proofreading. An oligonucleotide primer is annealed to a template DNA forming a mismatched site and is proofread by Klenow fragment of Escherichia coli DNA polymerase I (pol I) in the presence of all four dideoxyribonucleotide triphosphates. The proofreading excision products and re-synthesis products of single nucleotide extension are subjected to MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (MS)...
December 2, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222021/identification-and-validation-of-salivary-proteomic-signatures-for-non-invasive-detection-of-ovarian-cancer
#18
Md Tajmul, Farhat Parween, Lata Singh, Sandeep R Mathur, J B Sharma, Sunesh Kumar, D N Sharma, Savita Yadav
Ovarian cancer (OC) is one of the most lethal cancers among all gynecological malignancies. An effective and non-invasive screening approach is needed urgently to reduce high mortality rate. The purpose of this study was to identify the salivary protein signatures (SPS) for non-invasive detection of ovarian cancer. Differentially expressed SPS were identified by fluorescence-based 2D-DIGE coupled with MALDI/TOF-MS. The expression levels of three differential proteins (Lipocalin-2, indoleamine-2, 3-dioxygenase1 (IDO1) and S100A8) were validated using western blotting and ELISA...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221866/a-capillary-zone-electrophoresis-method-for-detection-of-apolipoprotein-c-iii-glycoforms-and-other-related-artifactually-modified-species
#19
Coralie Ruel, Marco Morani, Arnaud Bruneel, Christophe Junot, Myriam Taverna, François Fenaille, Thuy Tran
ApolipoproteinC-III (ApoC-III) is a human plasma glycoprotein whose O-glycosylation can be altered as a result of congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). ApoC-III exhibits three major glycoforms whose relative quantification is of utmost importance for the diagnosis of CDG patients. Considering the very close structures of these glycoforms and their tendency to adsorb on the capillary, a thorough optimization of capillary electrophoresis (CE) parameters including preconditioning and in-between rinsing procedures was required to efficiently separate all the ApoC-III glycoforms...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221301/matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-a-powerful-tool-for-identification-of-corynebacterium-species
#20
Rong Bao, Xiaodong Gao, Bijie Hu, Zhaoyan Zhou
Background: Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a powerful tool that has initiated a revolution in the clinical microbiology laboratory for identification of nosocomial pathogens. The efficacy of MALDI-TOF MS produced by bioMerieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France (VITEK MS) for detecting Corynebacterium remains unknown. Methods: Corynebacterium isolates were isolated from clinical specimen in a tertial teaching hospital from 2012 to 2013...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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