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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814335/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-of-second-and-third-generation-merozoites-of-eimeria-necatrix
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Shijie Su, Zhaofeng Hou, Dandan Liu, Chuanli Jia, Lele Wang, Jinjun Xu, Jianping Tao
BACKGROUND: Eimeria is a common genus of apicomplexan parasites that infect diverse vertebrates, most notably poultry, causing serious disease and economic losses. Eimeria species have complex life-cycles consisting of three developmental stages. However, the molecular basis of the Eimeria reproductive mode switch remains an enigma. METHODS: Total RNA extracted from second- (MZ-2) and third-generation merozoites (MZ-3) of Eimeria necatrix was subjected to transcriptome analysis using RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) followed by qRT-PCR validation...
August 16, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812643/a-submarine-volcanic-eruption-leads-to-a-novel-microbial-habitat
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Roberto Danovaro, Miquel Canals, Michael Tangherlini, Antonio Dell'Anno, Cristina Gambi, Galderic Lastras, David Amblas, Anna Sanchez-Vidal, Jaime Frigola, Antoni M Calafat, Rut Pedrosa-Pàmies, Jesus Rivera, Xavier Rayo, Cinzia Corinaldesi
Submarine volcanic eruptions are major catastrophic events that allow investigation of the colonization mechanisms of newly formed seabed. We explored the seafloor after the eruption of the Tagoro submarine volcano off El Hierro Island, Canary Archipelago. Near the summit of the volcanic cone, at about 130 m depth, we found massive mats of long, white filaments that we named Venus's hair. Microscopic and molecular analyses revealed that these filaments are made of bacterial trichomes enveloped within a sheath and colonized by epibiotic bacteria...
April 24, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809400/prenatal-one-carbon-metabolism-dysregulation-programs-schizophrenia-like-deficits
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A Alachkar, L Wang, R Yoshimura, A R Hamzeh, Z Wang, N Sanathara, S M Lee, X Xu, G W Abbott, O Civelli
The methionine-folate cycle-dependent one-carbon metabolism is implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Since schizophrenia is a developmental disorder, we examined the effects that perturbation of the one-carbon metabolism during gestation has on mice progeny. Pregnant mice were administered methionine equivalent to double their daily intake during the last week of gestation. Their progeny (MET mice) exhibited schizophrenia-like social deficits, cognitive impairments and elevated stereotypy, decreased neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity, and abnormally reduced local excitatory synaptic connections in CA1 neurons...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807765/sglt2-inhibitor-and-dpp-4-inhibitor-improve-brain-function-via-attenuating-mitochondrial-dysfunction-insulin-resistance-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-hfd-induced-obese-rats
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Piangkwan Sa-Nguanmoo, Pongpan Tanajak, Sasiwan Kerdphoo, Thidarat Jaiwongkam, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (vildagliptin) has been shown to exert beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity and neuroprotection in obese-insulin resistance. Recent studies demonstrated the neuroprotection of the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor (dapagliflozin) in diabetes. However, the comparative effects of both drugs and a combination of two drugs on metabolic dysfunction and brain dysfunction impaired by the obese-insulin resistance have never been investigated. Forty male Wistar rats were divided into two groups, and received either a normal-diet (ND, n=8) or a high-fat diet (HFD, n=32) for 16weeks...
August 11, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806274/transfusion-related-immunomodulation-a-reappraisal
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Lyla A Youssef, Steven L Spitalnik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes current and prior observations regarding transfusion-related immunomodulation (TRIM) and puts these ideas into a modern immunological context, incorporating concepts from innate, adaptive, and nutritional immunity. We propose that TRIM research focus on determining whether there are specific, well-defined immunosuppressive effects from transfusing 'pure' red blood cells (RBCs) themselves, along with the by-products produced by the stored RBCs as a result of the 'storage lesion...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804462/heat-acclimation-mediated-cross-tolerance-origins-in-within-life-epigenetics
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REVIEW
Michal Horowitz
The primary outcome of heat acclimation is increased thermotolerance, which stems from enhancement of innate cytoprotective pathways. These pathways produce "ON CALL" molecules that can combat stressors to which the body has never been exposed, via cross-tolerance mechanisms (heat acclimation-mediated cross-tolerance-HACT). The foundation of HACT lies in the sharing of generic stress signaling, combined with tissue/organ- specific protective responses. HACT becomes apparent when acclimatory homeostasis is achieved, lasts for several weeks, and has a memory...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802720/application-of-green-fluorescent-protein-to-measure-antimicrobial-efficacy-and-the-kinetics-of-cell-death-against-escherichia-coli
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Richard Greenhalgh, Malcolm Greenhalgh, Fadwa Alshareef, Geoffrey D Robson
Industrial antimicrobials have been extensively used to control unwanted microbial growth by incorporation into a variety of products such as plastics and paints, reducing biodeterioration and biofouling and extending the lifespan of the product. Industrial antimicrobials generally have broad sites of action affecting core cellular functions such as central metabolism, enzyme function, cell wall or DNA synthesis and can either be biocidal or biostatic. In addition, susceptibility can be affected by the metabolic state of the microbe, with metabolically inactive cells generally more resistant than metabolically active cells...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802003/recombinant-lactococcus-lactis-for-efficient-conversion-of-cellodextrins-into-l-lactic-acid
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Chiara Gandini, Loredana Tarraran, Denis Kalemasi, Enrica Pessione, Roberto Mazzoli
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are among the most interesting organisms for industrial processes with a long history of application as food starters and biocontrol agents, and an underexploited potential for biorefineries converting biomass into high-value compounds. Lactic acid (LA), their main fermentation product, is among the most requested chemicals owing to its broad range of applications. Notably, LA polymers, i.e., polylactides, have high potential as biodegradable substitutes of fossil-derived plastics...
August 12, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801915/manganese-and-1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium-mpp-induced-neurotoxicity-indicate-differences-in-morphological-electrophysiological-and-genome-wide-alterations-implications-for-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
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Rajeswara Babu Mythri, Narayana Reddy Raghunath, Santosh Chandrakant Narwade, Mirazkar DasharathaRao Pandareesh, Kollarkandi Rajesh Sabitha, Mohamad Aiyaz, Bipin Chand, Manas Sule, Krittika Ghosh, Senthil Kumar, Bhagyalakshmi Shankarappa, Soundarya Soundararajan, Phalguni Anand Alladi, Meera Purushottam, Narayanappa Gayathri, Deepti Dileep Deobagkar, Thenkanidiyoor Rao Laxmi, Srinivas Bharath Muchukunte Mukunda
Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD) and manganese-induced atypical Parkinsonism are characterized by movement disorder and nigrostriatal pathology. Although clinical features, brain region involved and responsiveness to levodopa distinguish both, differences at the neuronal level are largely unknown. We studied the morphological, neurophysiological and molecular differences in dopaminergic neurons exposed to the PD toxin 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP(+) ) and manganese (Mn) followed by validation in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) and Mn mouse models...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800966/reconstruction-of-a-metabolic-regulatory-network-in-escherichia-coli-for-purposeful-switching-from-cell-growth-mode-to-production-mode-in-direct-gaba-fermentation-from-glucose
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Yuki Soma, Yuri Fujiwara, Takuya Nakagawa, Keigo Tsuruno, Taizo Hanai
γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a drug and functional food additive and is used as a monomer for producing the biodegradable plastic, polyamide 4. Recently, direct GABA fermentation from glucose has been developed as an alternative to glutamate-based whole cell bioconversion. Although total productivity in fermentation is determined by the specific productivity and cell amount responsible for GABA production, the optimal metabolic state for GABA production conflicts with that for bacterial cell growth. Herein, we demonstrated metabolic state switching from the cell growth mode based on the metabolic pathways of the wild type strain to a GABA production mode based on a synthetic metabolic pathway in Escherichia coli through rewriting of the metabolic regulatory network and pathway engineering...
August 8, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799224/genomic-insights-into-the-pathogenicity-and-environmental-adaptability-of-enterococcus-hirae-r17-isolated-from-pork-offered-for-retail-sale
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Zixin Peng, Menghan Li, Wei Wang, Hongtao Liu, Séamus Fanning, Yujie Hu, Jianzhong Zhang, Fengqin Li
Genetic information about Enterococcus hirae is limited, a feature that has compromised our understanding of these clinically challenging bacteria. In this study, comparative analysis was performed of E. hirae R17, a daptomycin-resistant strain isolated from pork purchased from a retail market in Beijing, China, and three other enterococcal genomes (Enterococcus faecium DO, Enterococcus faecalis V583, and E. hirae ATCC(™) 9790). Some 1,412 genes were identified that represented the core genome together with an additional 139 genes that were specific to E...
August 10, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799066/dissipation-kinetics-pre-harvest-residue-limits-and-hazard-quotient-assessments-of-pesticides-flubendiamide-and-fluopicolide-in-korean-melon-cucumis-melo-l-var-makuwa-grown-under-regulated-conditions-in-plastic-greenhouses
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Md Humayun Kabir, A M Abd El-Aty, Md Musfiqur Rahman, Sung-Woo Kim, Han Sol Lee, Hyung Suk Chung, Jung Ah Do, Ji Hoon Jeong, Byung-Joon Chang, Moon Ik Chang, Ho-Chul Shin, Jae-Han Shim
The dissipation kinetics, pre-harvest residue limits, and hazard quotient (HQ) assessments of the pesticides flubendiamide and fluopicolide were conducted for Korean melon (Cucumis melo L. var. makuwa) cultivated at two different sites. A single extraction and cleanup procedure was carried out using acetone (partitioned with dichloromethane) and amino solid-phase extraction cartridges, respectively. Residue analysis was performed by HPLC with ultraviolet detection. Both pesticides showed excellent linearity with correlation coefficients of 0...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792414/evolution-human-microbe-interactions-and-life-history-plasticity
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REVIEW
Graham Rook, Fredrik Bäckhed, Bruce R Levin, Margaret J McFall-Ngai, Angela R McLean
A bacterium was once a component of the ancestor of all eukaryotic cells, and much of the human genome originated in microorganisms. Today, all vertebrates harbour large communities of microorganisms (microbiota), particularly in the gut, and at least 20% of the small molecules in human blood are products of the microbiota. Changing human lifestyles and medical practices are disturbing the content and diversity of the microbiota, while simultaneously reducing our exposures to the so-called old infections and to organisms from the natural environment with which human beings co-evolved...
July 29, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792065/environmental-plasticity-of-pinot-noir-grapevine-leaves-a-trans-european-study-of-morphological-and-biochemical-changes-along-a-1500-km-latitudinal-climatic-gradient
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Antonella Castagna, Kristóf Csepregi, Susanne Neugart, Gaetano Zipoli, Kristýna Večeřová, Gábor Jakab, Tjaša Jug, Laura Llorens, Javier Martínez-Abaigar, Johann Martínez-Lüscher, Encarnación Núñez-Olivera, Annamaria Ranieri, Katharina Schoedl-Hummel, Monika Schreiner, Péter Teszlák, Susanne Tittmann, Otmar Urban, Dolors Verdaguer, Marcel A K Jansen, Éva Hideg
A two-year study explored metabolic and phenotypic plasticity of sun acclimated Vitis vinifera cv. Pinot noir leaves collected from twelve locations across a 36.69(o) N - 49.98(o) N latitudinal gradient. Leaf morphological and biochemical parameters were analysed in the context of meteorological parameters and the latitudinal gradient. We found that leaf fresh weight and area were negatively correlated with both global and UV radiation; cumulated global radiation being a stronger correlator. Cumulative UV radiation (sumUVR) was the strongest correlator with most leaf metabolites and pigments...
August 9, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789939/bioremediation-3-0-engineering-pollutant-removing-bacteria-in-the-times-of-systemic-biology
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REVIEW
Pavel Dvořák, Pablo I Nikel, Jiří Damborský, Víctor de Lorenzo
Elimination or mitigation of the toxic effects of chemical waste released to the environment by industrial and urban activities relies largely on the catalytic activities of microorganisms-specifically bacteria. Given their capacity to evolve rapidly, they have the biochemical power to tackle a large number of molecules mobilized from their geological repositories through human action (e.g., hydrocarbons, heavy metals) or generated through chemical synthesis (e.g., xenobiotic compounds). Whereas naturally occurring microbes already have considerable ability to remove many environmental pollutants with no external intervention, the onset of genetic engineering in the 1980s allowed the possibility of rational design of bacteria to catabolize specific compounds, which could eventually be released into the environment as bioremediation agents...
August 5, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782491/the-impact-of-cardiovascular-diseases-on-the-cardiovascular-regulation-during-exercise-in-humans-studies-on-the-metaboreflex-elicited-by-the-post-exercise-muscle-ischemia-method
#16
Antonio Crisafulli
Hemodynamics during dynamic exercise is finely regulated by some neural mechanisms. One of these mechanisms is the metabolic part of the exercise pressor reflex, i.e. the muscle metaboreflex. Hemodynamic response during the metaboreflex is characterised by the recruitment of the reserves in cardiac inotropism, pre-load, after-load and chronotropism. If one of these reserves is exhausted, then the cardiovascular response is achieved by recruiting one of the other reserves, thereby indicating a remarkable plasticity of the control of circulation...
August 4, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774727/reprogramming-to-developmental-plasticity-in-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Caitlin O'Brien-Ball, Adrian Biddle
During development and throughout adult life, sub-populations of cells exist that exhibit phenotypic plasticity - the ability to differentiate into multiple lineages. This behaviour is important in embryogenesis, is exhibited in a more limited context by adult stem cells, and can be re-activated in cancer cells to drive important processes underlying tumour progression. A well-studied mechanism of phenotypic plasticity is the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a process which has been observed in both normal and cancerous cells...
July 31, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771701/cellular-metabolism-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-functional-impact-and-consequences
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REVIEW
Katrin Rabold, Mihai G Netea, Gosse J Adema, Romana T Netea-Maier
Macrophages are innate immune cells that play a role not only in host defense against infections, but also in the pathophysiology of autoimmune and autoinflammatory disorders, as well as cancer. An important feature of macrophages is their high plasticity, with high ability to adapt to environmental changes by adjusting their cellular metabolism and immunological phenotype. Macrophages are one of the most abundant innate immune cells within the tumor microenvironment that have been associated with tumor growth, metastasis, angiogenesis and poor prognosis...
August 3, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770235/respiratory-muscle-dysfunction-in-animal-models-of-hypoxic-disease-antioxidant-therapy-goes-from-strength-to-strength
#19
REVIEW
Ken D O'Halloran, Philip Lewis
The striated muscles of breathing play a critical role in respiratory homeostasis governing blood oxygenation and pH regulation. Upper airway dilator and thoracic pump muscles retain a remarkable capacity for plasticity throughout life, both in health and disease states. Hypoxia, whatever the cause, is a potent driver of respiratory muscle remodeling with evidence of adaptive and maladaptive outcomes for system performance. The pattern, duration, and intensity of hypoxia are key determinants of respiratory muscle structural-, metabolic-, and functional responses and adaptation...
2017: Hypoxia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768166/holding-onto-youth
#20
Alain Dagher, Bratislav Misic
Aerobic glycolysis (AG), the synthesis of lactate despite the presence of oxygen, has been implicated in the growth of cancer cells, synaptic development, and brain plasticity. In this issue of Cell Metabolism, Goyal et al. (2017) demonstrate that AG declines with age in the human brain, disappearing almost completely by age 60.
August 1, 2017: Cell Metabolism
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