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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545241/lactobacillus-rhamnosus-hn001-and-lactobacillus-acidophilus-la-14-attenuate-gardnerella-vaginalis-infected-bacterial-vaginosis-in-mice
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Se-Eun Jang, Jin-Ju Jeong, Su-Young Choi, Hyunji Kim, Myung Joo Han, Dong-Hyun Kim
Oral administration of a probiotic mixture (PM; Respecta(®)) consisting of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 (L1), Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14 (L2), and lactoferrin RCXTM results in colonization of these probiotics in the vagina of healthy women. Therefore, we examined whether vaginal colonization of the PM ingredients L1 and L2 could attenuate bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV was induced in mice via β-estradiol-3-benzoate-induced immunosuppression and intravaginal inoculation with Gardnerella vaginalis (GV)...
May 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545216/multi-proxy-evidence-for-decreased-terrestrial-contribution-to-sedimentary-organic-matter-in-coastal-areas-of-the-east-china-sea-during-the-past-100years
#2
Yunyun Cao, Lei Xing, Ting Zhang, Wen-Hsuan Liao
Little is known about temporal changes in sedimentary organic matter (OM) in the East China Sea (ECS) due to the lack of continuous high-resolution records. In this study, we used a multi-proxy approach to reconstruct sedimentary OM variations over the past 100years from three sediment cores collected from the coastal areas of the ECS. For the three cores, total organic carbon (TOC) normalized concentrations of phytoplankton biomarkers (brassicasterol+dinosterol+alkenones) and a marine archaea biomarker (crenarchaeol) showed gradual increases over the past 100years with a greater increase after the 1980s...
May 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545184/frequency-of-human-papillomavirus-hpv-16-and-18-detection-in-paraffin-embedded-laryngeal-carcinoma-tissue
#3
Seyed Zinab Hosseini, Manoochehr Makvandi, Alireza Samarbafzade, Ali Timori, Nastaran Ranjbar, Nader Saki, Nilofar Nisi, Toran Shahani, Mehran Varnaseri, Kambiz Angali Ahmadi
Background and Objective: Human papilloma virus (HPV) 16 and HPV18 have been detected in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) and there is evidence that detection of HPVs would have better prognostic value than patients with HNSCC negative for HPVs. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate frequency of HPV 16 and HPV 18 genotypes in patients with laryngeal carcinoma. Materials and methods: Fifty formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks of laryngeal cancers were collected. Sections were prepared at 5 μm and DNA was extracted from each sample and subjected to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect HPV-16/18 DNA s...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545155/rapid-diagnostic-tests-for-typhoid-and-paratyphoid-enteric-fever
#4
REVIEW
Lalith Wijedoru, Sue Mallett, Christopher M Parry
BACKGROUND: Differentiating both typhoid (Salmonella Typhi) and paratyphoid (Salmonella Paratyphi A) infection from other causes of fever in endemic areas is a diagnostic challenge. Although commercial point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for enteric fever are available as alternatives to the current reference standard test of blood or bone marrow culture, or to the widely used Widal Test, their diagnostic accuracy is unclear. If accurate, they could potentially replace blood culture as the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended main diagnostic test for enteric fever...
May 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545044/differentiation-of-spontaneously-contracting-cardiomyocytes-from-non-virally-reprogrammed-human-amniotic-fluid-stem-cells
#5
Aaron J Velasquez-Mao, Christopher J M Tsao, Madeline N Monroe, Xavier Legras, Beatrice Bissig-Choisat, Karl-Dimiter Bissig, Rodrigo Ruano, Jeffrey G Jacot
Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect. The limiting factor in tissue engineering repair strategies is an autologous source of functional cardiomyocytes. Amniotic fluid contains an ideal cell source for prenatal harvest and use in correction of congenital heart defects. This study aims to investigate the potential of amniotic fluid-derived stem cells (AFSC) to undergo non-viral reprogramming into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) followed by growth-factor-free differentiation into functional cardiomyocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544962/effect-of-immobilization-on-the-antimicrobial-activity-of-a-cysteine-terminated-antimicrobial-peptide-cecropin-p1-tethered-to-silica-nanoparticle-against-e-coli-o157-h7-edl933
#6
Xi Wu, Pei-Hsun Wei, Xiao Zhu, Mary J Wirth, Arun Bhunia, Ganesan Narsimhan
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have the ability to penetrate the cell membrane, form pores which eventually lead to cell death. Immobilization of AMP on nanoparticles can play a major role in antimicrobial materials, biosensors for pathogen detection and in food safety. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of free Cecropin P1 (CP1, sequence SWLSTAKKLENSAKKRLSEGIAIAIQGGPR) and adsorbed on silica nanoparticle against E. coli O157:H7 EDL933 were 0.78μg/ml. This was found to be consistent with preservation of α-helical secondary structure of CP1 upon adsorption as indicated by circular dichroism (CD)...
May 17, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544921/in-situ-formed-copper-nanoparticles-templated-by-tdt-mediated-dna-for-enhanced-spr-sensor-based-dna-assay
#7
Pei-Xin Yuan, Sheng-Yuan Deng, Chen-Yu Zheng, Serge Cosnier, Dan Shan
For the efficient surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-based DNA assay researching, signal amplification tactics were absolutely necessary. In this work, a sensitive SPR-DNA sensor was developed by employing in situ synthesis of copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) templated by poly-T sequences DNA from terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)-mediated extension, and synergistically with nano-effect deposition as the mass relay. The objective of this strategy was manifold: firstly, tDNA hybridized with the optimal designed probes to active the TdT-mediated DNA extension onto the surface of SPR chip, resulted a long poly-T sequences ssDNA chain in dsDNA terminal onto surface of gold chip and characterized by SPR signal amplitudes...
May 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544907/micrornas-that-affect-the-fanconi-anemia-brca-pathway-are-downregulated-in-imatinib-resistant-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients-without-detectable-bcr-abl-kinase-domain-mutations
#8
E Yap, Z A Norziha, A Simbun, N R Tumian, S K Cheong, C F Leong, C L Wong
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients who do not achieve landmark responses following treatment with imatinib mesylate (IM) are considered IM-resistant. Although IM-resistance can be due to BCR-ABL kinase domain (KD) mutations, many IM-resistant patients do not have detectable BCR-ABL KD mutations. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNAs that control gene expression. To investigate the role of miRNAs in IM-resistance, we recruited 8 chronic phase CML patients with IM-resistance who tested negative for BCR-ABL KD mutations and 2 healthy normal controls...
May 18, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544881/mammalian-systems-biotechnology-reveals-global-cellular-adaptations-in-a-recombinant-cho-cell-line
#9
Faraaz Noor Khan Yusufi, Meiyappan Lakshmanan, Ying Swan Ho, Bernard Liat Wen Loo, Pramila Ariyaratne, Yuansheng Yang, Say Kong Ng, Tessa Rui Min Tan, Hock Chuan Yeo, Hsueh Lee Lim, Sze Wai Ng, Ai Ping Hiu, Chung Ping Chow, Corrine Wan, Shuwen Chen, Gavin Teo, Gao Song, Ju Xin Chin, Xiaoan Ruan, Ken Wing Kin Sung, Wei-Shou Hu, Miranda Gek Sim Yap, Muriel Bardor, Niranjan Nagarajan, Dong-Yup Lee
Effective development of host cells for therapeutic protein production is hampered by the poor characterization of cellular transfection. Here, we employed a multi-omics-based systems biotechnology approach to elucidate the genotypic and phenotypic differences between a wild-type and recombinant antibody-producing Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line. At the genomic level, we observed extensive rearrangements in specific targeted loci linked to transgene integration sites. Transcriptional re-wiring of DNA damage repair and cellular metabolism in the antibody producer, via changes in gene copy numbers, was also detected...
May 24, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544767/a-poly-propyleneimine-dendrimer-based-polyplex-system-for-single-chain-antibody-mediated-targeted-delivery-and-cellular-uptake-of-sirna
#10
Stefanie Tietze, Isabell Schau, Susanne Michen, Franka Ennen, Andreas Janke, Gabriele Schackert, Achim Aigner, Dietmar Appelhans, Achim Temme
Therapeutics based on small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) offer a great potential to treat so far incurable diseases or metastatic cancer. However, the broad application of siRNAs using various nonviral carrier systems is hampered by unspecific toxic side effects, poor pharmacokinetics due to unwanted delivery of siRNA-loaded nanoparticles into nontarget organs, or rapid renal excretion. In order to overcome these obstacles, several targeting strategies using chemically linked antibodies and ligands have emerged...
May 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544763/hp30-2-a-mitochondrial-prat-protein-for-import-of-signal-sequence-less-precursor-proteins-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#11
Claudia Rossig, John Gray, Oscar Valdes, Sachin Rustgi, Diter von Wettstein, Christiane Reinbothe, Steffen Reinbothe
Chloroplasts and mitochondria contain a family of putative preprotein and amino acid transporters designated PRAT. Here, we analyzed the role of two previously characterized PRAT protein family member, encoded by At3g49560 (HP30) and At5g24650 (HP30-2), in planta using a combination of genetic, cell biological and biochemical approaches. Expression studies and GFP tagging identified HP30-2 both in chloroplasts and mitochondria, whereas HP30 was located exclusively in chloroplasts. Biochemical evidence was obtained for an association of mitochondrial HP30-2 with two distinct protein complexes, one containing the inner membrane translocase TIM22 and the other containing an alternative NAD(P)H dehydrogenase subunit (NDC1) implicated in a respiratory complex 1-like electron transport chain...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544760/a-novel-pattern-of-yolk-processing-in-developing-snake-eggs-colubridae-lampropeltini-and-its-functional-and-evolutionary-implications
#12
Kathryn G Powers, Daniel G Blackburn
Early amniotic vertebrates evolved large-yolked eggs that permitted production of well-developed, terrestrial hatchlings. This reproductive pattern required new mechanisms for cellularizing the yolk and mobilizing it for embryonic use. In birds, cells that line the yolk sac cavity phagocytose and digest the yolk material, a pattern that is commonly assumed to be universal among oviparous amniotes. However, recent evidence challenges the assumption that all squamate reptiles conform to the avian developmental pattern...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544702/within-person-reproducibility-and-sensitivity-to-dietary-change-of-c15-0-and-c17-0-levels-in-dried-blood-spots-data-from-the-european-food4me-study
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Viviana Albani, Carlos Celis-Morales, Clare B O'Donovan, Marianne C Walsh, Clara Woolhead, Hannah Forster, Rosalind Fallaize, Anna L Macready, Cyril F M Marsaux, Santiago Navas-Carretero, Rodrigo San-Cristobal, Silvia Kolossa, Christina Mavrogianni, Christina P Lambrinou, George Moschonis, Magdalena Godlewska, Agnieszka Surwillo, Iwona Traczyk, Thomas E Gundersen, Christian A Drevon, Hannelore Daniel, Yannis Manios, J Alfredo Martinez, Wim H M Saris, Julie A Lovegrove, Michael J Gibney, Eileen R Gibney, John C Mathers, Ashley J Adamson, Lorraine Brennan
SCOPE: Previous work highlighted the potential of odd-chain length saturated fatty acids as potential markers of dairy intake. The aim of this study was to assess the reproducibility of these biomarkers and their sensitivity to changes in dairy intake. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fatty acid profiles and dietary intakes from food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) were measured three times over six months in the Food4Me Study. Reproducibility was explored through intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) and within-subject coefficients of variation (WCV)...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544688/prolonged-denervation-induces-remodeling-of-nasal-mucosa-in-rat-model-of-posterior-nasal-neurectomy
#14
Hironobu Nishijima, Kenji Kondo, Makiko Toma-Hirano, Shu Kikuta, Mizuo Ando, Rumi Ueha, Tatsuya Yamasoba
BACKGROUND: The posterior nasal nerve is the dominant source of the parasympathetic, sympathetic, and sensory fibers that innervate the nasal respiratory mucosa. Therefore, a posterior nasal neurectomy (PNN) induces denervation of the nasal mucosa and relieves the nasal symptoms of intractable rhinitis. PNN depletes nerve fibers, choline acetyltransferase, and neuropeptides in nasal respiratory mucosa, and reduces nasal secretion. However, the histological and symptomatic changes over an extended period after PNN remain unknown...
May 23, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544649/activation-of-co2-by-vanadium-nitrogenase
#15
Nathaniel Sickerman, Yilin Hu, Markus Walter Ribbe
The reduction of CO2 into useful products, including hydrocarbon fuels, is an ongoing area of particular interest due to efforts to mitigate buildup of this greenhouse gas. While the industrial Fischer-Tropsch process can facilitate the hydrogenation of CO2 with H2 to form short-chain hydrocarbon products under high temperatures and pressures, a desire to perform these reactions under ambient conditions has inspired the use of biological approaches. Particularly, enzymes offer insight into how to activate and reduce CO2, but only one enzyme, nitrogenase, can perform the multielectron, multiproton reduction of CO¬2 into hydrocarbons...
May 22, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544557/lncrna-tcons_00026907-is-involved-in-the-progression-and-prognosis-of-cervical-cancer-through-inhibiting-mir-143-5p
#16
Xuejing Jin, Xiangjian Chen, Yan Hu, Furong Ying, Ruanmin Zou, Feng Lin, Zhengzheng Shi, Xuejie Zhu, Xiaojian Yan, Shi Li, Hua Zhu
Our previous long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) microarray revealed that lncRNA-TCONS_00026907 is aberrantly expressed between cervical cancer tissues and adjacent tissues. This study aims to explore the potential role of TCONS_00026907 in the development of cervical cancer. The expression levels of TCONS_00026907 in cervical cancer tissues and adjacent tissues from 83 patients of cervical cancer were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and the survival rate was analyzed. In vitro, HeLa and SiHa cells were transfected with small hairpin RNA (shRNA)-TCONS_00026907, then cell proliferation, cycle distribution, apoptosis, migration and invasion were measured...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544522/metagenomic-potential-for-and-diversity-of-n-cycle-driving-microorganisms-in-the-bothnian-sea-sediment
#17
Olivia Rasigraf, Julia Schmitt, Mike S M Jetten, Claudia Lüke
The biological nitrogen cycle is driven by a plethora of reactions transforming nitrogen compounds between various redox states. Here, we investigated the metagenomic potential for nitrogen cycle of the in situ microbial community in an oligotrophic, brackish environment of the Bothnian Sea sediment. Total DNA from three sediment depths was isolated and sequenced. The characterization of the total community was performed based on 16S rRNA gene inventory using SILVA database as reference. The diversity of diagnostic functional genes coding for nitrate reductases (napA;narG), nitrite:nitrate oxidoreductase (nxrA), nitrite reductases (nirK;nirS;nrfA), nitric oxide reductase (nor), nitrous oxide reductase (nosZ), hydrazine synthase (hzsA), ammonia monooxygenase (amoA), hydroxylamine oxidoreductase (hao), and nitrogenase (nifH) was analyzed by blastx against curated reference databases...
May 23, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544500/non-communicable-diseases-and-hiv-care-and-treatment-models-of-integrated-service-delivery
#18
REVIEW
Malia Duffy, Bisola Ojikutu, Soa Andrian, Elaine Sohng, Thomas Minior, Lisa R Hirschhorn
OBJECTIVES: Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are a growing cause of morbidity in low-income countries including in people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Integration of NCD and HIV services can build upon experience with chronic care models from HIV programs. We describe models of NCD and HIV integration, challenges, and lessons learned. METHODS: Literature review of articles on integrated NCD and HIV programs in low-income countries and key informant interviews with leaders of identified integrated NCD and HIV programs...
May 24, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544461/semi-ipns-with-moisture-triggered-shape-memory-and-self-healing-properties
#19
Zhi-Chao Jiang, Yao-Yu Xiao, Yang Kang, Bang-Jing Li, Sheng Zhang
Moisture or water has the advantages of being green, inexpensive, and moderate. However, it is challenging to endow water-induced shape memory property and self-healing capability to one single polymer because of the conflicting structural requirement of the two types of materials. In this study, this problem is solved through introducing two kinds of supramolecular interactions into semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (semi-IPNs). The hydrogen bonds function as water-sensitive switches, making the materials show moisture-induced shape memory effect...
May 23, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544368/catalytic-electrophilic-alkylation-of-p-quinones-via-a-redox-chain-reaction
#20
Xiao-Long Xu, Zhi Li
Allylation and benzylation of p-quinones is achieved by an unusual redox chain reaction. Mechanistic studies suggest that the trace existence of hydroquinone initiates a redox chain reaction that consists of a Lewis acid-catalyzed Friedel-Crafts alkylation and a subsequent redox equilibrium that regenerates hydroquinone. The electrophiles could be various allylic and benzylic esters. Addition of Hantzsch ester as initiator improves the efficiency of the reaction.
May 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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