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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319885/bacterioplankton-assembly-and-interspecies-interaction-indicating-increasing-coastal-eutrophication
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Wenfang Dai, Jinjie Zhang, Qichao Tu, Ye Deng, Qiongfen Qiu, Jinbo Xiong
Anthropogenic perturbations impose negative effects on coastal ecosystems, such as increasing levels of eutrophication. Given the biogeochemical significance of microorganisms, understanding the processes and mechanisms underlying their spatial distribution under changing environmental conditions is critical. To address this question, we examined how coastal bacterioplankton communities respond to increasing eutrophication levels created by anthropogenic perturbations. The results showed that the magnitude of changes in the bacterioplankton community compositions (BCCs) and the importance of deterministic processes that constrained bacterial assembly were closely associated with eutrophication levels...
March 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319527/hydrocodone-but-neither-morphine-nor-oxycodone-is-effective-in-suppressing-burn-induced-mechanical-allodynia-in-the-uninjured-foot-contralateral-to-the-burn
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Michael A Emery, M L Shawn Bates, Paul J Wellman, Shoshana Eitan
Opioids are commonly used to treat severe, burn-induced pain. However, there is a lack of rodent studies that examine the differential effects of various opioids on burn pain. The authors recently demonstrated that hydrocodone was superior to other opioids in suppressing the development of burn-induced mechanical allodynia in the burned limb. This study monitored the development of mechanical allodynia and compared the abilities of morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone to reduce burn-induced mechanical allodynia in the limb contralateral to the burn...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319152/a-digital-pcr-method-for-identifying-and-quantifying-adulteration-of-meat-species-in-raw-and-processed-food
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Junan Ren, Tingting Deng, Wensheng Huang, Ying Chen, Yiqiang Ge
Meat adulteration is a worldwide concern. In this paper, a new droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) method was developed for the quantitative determination of the presence of chicken in sheep and goat meat products. Meanwhile, a constant (multiplication factor) was introduced to transform the ratio of copy numbers to the proportion of meats. The presented ddPCR method was also proved to be more accurate (showing bias of less than 9% in the range from 5% to 80%) than real-time PCR, which has been widely used in this determination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319009/the-unique-domain-forms-a-fuzzy-intramolecular-complex-in-src-family-kinases
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Miguel Arbesú, Mariano Maffei, Tiago N Cordeiro, João M C Teixeira, Yolanda Pérez, Pau Bernadó, Serge Roche, Miquel Pons
The N-terminal regulatory region of c-Src including the SH4, Unique, and SH3 domains adopts a compact, yet highly dynamic, structure that can be described as an intramolecular fuzzy complex. Most of the long-range interactions within the Unique domain are also observed in constructs lacking the structured SH3, indicating a considerable degree of preorganization of the disordered Unique domain. Here we report that members of the Src family of kinases (SFK) share well-conserved sequence features involving aromatic residues in their Unique domains...
March 16, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318736/longitudinal-study-of-visual-function-in-patients-with-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-with-and-without-a-history-of-optic-neuritis
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A González Gómez, A García-Ben, A Soler García, I García-Basterra, F Padilla Parrado, J M García-Campos
INTRODUCTION: The contrast sensitivity test determines the quality of visual function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The purpose of this study is to analyse changes in visual function in patients with relapsing-remitting MS with and without a history of optic neuritis (ON). METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal study including 61 patients classified into 3 groups as follows: a) disease-free patients (control group); b) patients with MS and no history of ON; and c) patients with MS and a history of unilateral ON...
March 15, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318108/neonatal-mono-colonization-of-germ-free-mice-with-lactobacillus-casei-enhances-casein-immunogenicity-after-oral-sensitization-to-cow-s-milk
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Matieny Aicha Maiga, Stéphanie Morin, Hervé Bernard, Sylvie Rabot, Karine Adel -Patient, Stéphane Hazebrouck
SCOPE: Food allergy is an increasing global health problem and perinatal administration of probiotic bacteria is currently under investigation in order to prevent the development of allergic diseases. Here, we investigated the impact of neonatal mono-colonization of mice with Lactobacillus casei BL23 on an oral sensitization to cow's milk. METHODS AND RESULTS: Mono-colonized (LC) mice were obtained by inoculating L. casei to germ-free (GF) parents. Nine-week-old GF, LC and conventional (CV) mice were orally sensitized to cow's milk with cholera toxin as adjuvant...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317976/albumin-based-nanoparticles-loaded-with-hydrophobic-gadolinium-chelates-as-t1-t2-dual-mode-contrast-agents-for-accurate-liver-tumor-imaging
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Lirong Wang, Hongyu Lin, Lingceng Ma, Jianbin Jin, Taipeng Shen, Ruixue Wei, Xiaomin Wang, Hua Ai, Zhong Chen, Jinhao Gao
Magnetic resonance contrast agents with T1-T2 dual mode contrast capability have attracted considerable interest because they offer complementary and synergistic diagnostic information, leading to high imaging sensitivity and accurate diagnosis. Here, we reported a facile strategy to construct albumin based nanoparticles loaded with hydrophobic gadolinium chelates by hydrophobic interaction for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We synthesized a glycyrrhetinic acid-containing Gd-DOTA derivative (GGD) and loaded GGD molecules into BSA nanoparticles to form GGD-BSA nanoparticles (GGD-BSA NPs)...
March 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317936/priming-of-transcriptional-memory-responses-via-the-chromatin-accessibility-landscape-in-t-cells
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Wen Juan Tu, Kristine Hardy, Christopher R Sutton, Robert McCuaig, Jasmine Li, Jenny Dunn, Abel Tan, Vedran Brezar, Melanie Morris, Gareth Denyer, Sau Kuen Lee, Stephen J Turner, Nabila Seddiki, Corey Smith, Rajiv Khanna, Sudha Rao
Memory T cells exhibit transcriptional memory and "remember" their previous pathogenic encounter to increase transcription on re-infection. However, how this transcriptional priming response is regulated is unknown. Here we performed global FAIRE-seq profiling of chromatin accessibility in a human T cell transcriptional memory model. Primary activation induced persistent accessibility changes, and secondary activation induced secondary-specific opening of previously less accessible regions associated with enhanced expression of memory-responsive genes...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317892/ultra-wide-range-field-dependent-measurements-of-the-relaxivity-of-gd1-xeuxvo4-nanoparticle-contrast-agents-using-a-mechanical-sample-shuttling-relaxometer
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Ching-Yu Chou, Mouna Abdesselem, Cedric Bouzigues, Minglee Chu, Angelo Guiga, Tai-Huang Huang, Fabien Ferrage, Thierry Gacoin, Antigoni Alexandrou, Dimitris Sakellariou
The current trend for Magnetic Resonance Imaging points towards higher magnetic fields. Even though sensitivity and resolution are increased in stronger fields, T1 contrast is often reduced, and this represents a challenge for contrast agent design. Field-dependent measurements of relaxivity are thus important to characterize contrast agents. At present, the field-dependent curves of relaxivity are usually carried out in the field range of 0 T to 2 T, using fast field cycling relaxometers. Here, we employ a high-speed sample shuttling device to switch the magnetic fields experienced by the nuclei between virtually zero field, and the center of any commercial spectrometer...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317414/anxiety-depression-and-the-suicidal-spectrum-a-latent-class-analysis-of-overlapping-and-distinctive-features
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Matthew C Podlogar, Megan L Rogers, Ian H Stanley, Melanie A Hom, Bruno Chiurliza, Thomas E Joiner
Anxiety and depression diagnoses are associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviours. However, a categorical understanding of these associations limits insight into identifying dimensional mechanisms of suicide risk. This study investigated anxious and depressive features through a lens of suicide risk, independent of diagnosis. Latent class analysis of 97 depression, anxiety, and suicidality-related items among 616 psychiatric outpatients indicated a 3-class solution, specifically: (1) a higher suicide-risk class uniquely differentiated from both other classes by high reported levels of depression and anxious arousal; (2) a lower suicide-risk class that reported levels of anxiety sensitivity and generalised worry comparable to Class 1, but lower levels of depression and anxious arousal; and (3) a low to non-suicidal class that reported relatively low levels across all depression and anxiety measures...
March 20, 2017: Cognition & Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317367/-role-of-small-noncoding-rna-in-the-regulation-of-bacterial-virulence
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Wang Lu, Zheng Xin, Wang Shida, Li Jiyao, Xu Xin
In the long-term interaction between pathogens and host, the pathogens regulate the expression of related viru-lence genes to fit the host environment in response to the changes in the host microenvironment. Gene expression was believed to be controlled mainly at the level of transcription initiation by repressors or activators. Recent studies have revealed that small noncoding RNAs (sRNAs) are key regulators in bacterial pathogenesis. sRNA in bacteria is a noncoding RNA with length ranging from 50 to 500 nucleotides...
August 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317136/noninvasive-prenatal-screening-at-low-fetal-fraction-comparing-whole-genome-sequencing-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-methods
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Carlo G Artieri, Carrie Haverty, Eric A Evans, James D Goldberg, Imran S Haque, Yuval Yaron, Dale Muzzey
OBJECTIVE: Performance of noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) methodologies when applied to low fetal fraction samples is not well established. The single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) method fails samples below a predetermined fetal fraction threshold, whereas some laboratories employing the whole-genome sequencing (WGS) method report aneuploidy calls for all samples. Here, the performance of the two methods was compared to determine which approach actually detects more fetal aneuploidies...
March 20, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317130/influence-of-thylakoid-membrane-lipids-on-the-structure-of-aggregated-light-harvesting-complexes-of-the-diatom-thalassiosira-pseudonana-and-the-green-alga-mantoniella-squamata
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Susann Schaller-Laudel, Dariusz Latowski, Małgorzata Jemioła-Rzemińska, Kazimierz Strzałka, Sebastian Daum, Kirsten Bacia, Christian Wilhelm, Reimund Goss
The study investigated the effect of the thylakoid membrane lipids monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG), digalactosyldiacylglycerol (DGDG), sulphoquinovosyldiacylglycerol (SQDG) and phosphatidylglycerol (PG) on the structure of two algal light-harvesting complexes (LHC). In contrast to higher plants whose thylakoid membranes are characterized by an enrichment of the neutral galactolipids MGDG and DGDG, both the green alga Mantoniella squamata and the centric diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana contain membranes with a high content of the negatively charged lipids SQDG and PG...
March 20, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317098/cgrp-receptor-activity-in-mice-with-global-expression-of-human-receptor-activity-modifying-protein-1
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Keegan J Bohn, Baolin Li, Xiaofang Huang, Bianca N Mason, Anne-Sophie Wattiez, Adisa Kuburas, Christopher S Walker, Peiyi Yang, Jianliang Yu, Beverly A Heinz, Kirk W Johnson, Andrew F Russo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: CGRP is a potent vasodilator and nociceptive neuropeptide linked to migraine. CGRP receptors are heterodimers of receptor activity-modifying protein-1 (RAMP1) and either calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CLR), which forms the canonical CGRP receptor, or calcitonin receptor (CTR), which forms the amylin-1 (AMY1 ) receptor. The goal of this study was to test whether transgenic mice globally expressing human RAMP1 (hRAMP1) have increased CGRP receptor activity and whether the receptors are sensitive to the human selective antagonist telcagepant...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316113/the-utility-of-exercise-testing-in-risk-stratification-of-asymptomatic-patients-with-type-1-brugada-pattern
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Muthiah Subramanian, Mukund A Prabhu, M S Harikrishnan, Saritha S Shekhar, Praveen G Pai, K U Natarajan
INTRODUCTION: Risk stratification of asymptomatic patients with a Brugada type 1 ECG pattern remains an unresolved clinical conundrum. In contrast to provocative pharmacological testing in Brugada syndrome, there is limited data on the role of exercise stress testing as a risk stratification modality. The objective of this study was to evaluate the utility of exercise testing in asymptomatic patients with type 1 Brugada pattern to prognosticate major arrhythmic events(MAE) during follow-up...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316094/predicting-herbicide-mixture-effects-on-multiple-algal-species-using-mixture-toxicity-models
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Takashi Nagai
The validity of the application of mixture toxicity models, concentration addition (CA) and independent action (IA), to species sensitivity distribution (SSD) for calculation of multi-substance potentially affected fraction (msPAF) was examined in laboratory experiments. Toxicity assays of herbicide mixtures using 5 species of periphytic algae were conducted. Two mixture experiments were designed: a mixture of 5 herbicides with similar mode of action (MoA) and a mixture of 5 herbicides with dissimilar MoA, corresponding to the assumptions of the CA and IA models, respectively...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316009/safety-assessment-of-commensal-enterococci-from-dogs
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Ivana Kubašová, Viola Strompfová, Andrea Lauková
Enterococci form a complex, diverse, and very important group of bacteria from the technological and food safety aspect, or from the health-improving aspect as probiotics. Generally, enterococci are considered to be of low pathogenic potential, which is associated mostly with clinical strains. In these strains, production of virulence factors as well as resistance to many antimicrobial drugs could complicate treatment of nosocomial infections. Because there is a lack of information on incidence of these attributes in animal commensal enterococci, we screened 160 strains originating from feces of clinically healthy dogs in Eastern Slovakia (n = 105)...
March 18, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314950/-waiting-impulsivity-in-isolation-reared-and-socially-reared-rats-effects-of-amphetamine
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Yia-Ping Liu, Lawrence S Wilkinson, Trevor W Robbins
BACKGROUND: Rats reared in social isolation exhibit various cognitive and behavioural abnormalities in adulthood. However, impulsivity following this treatment still remains unclear, especially in response to medications used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, such as amphetamine. METHODS: Using an isolation-rearing (IR) manipulation, the present study examined the effects of IR on impulsive action and impulsive choice when also treated with doses of D-amphetamine, by employing the five-choice serial reaction time task (5-CSRTT) and a temporal discounting of reward task (TDRT), respectively...
March 17, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314815/the-phosphorylation-state-of-the-drosophila-trp-channel-modulates-the-frequency-response-to-oscillating-light-in-vivo
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Olaf Voolstra, Elisheva Rhodes-Mordov, Ben Katz, Jonas-Peter Bartels, Claudia Oberegelsbacher, Susanne Katharina Schotthöfer, Bushra Yasin, Hanan Tzadok, Armin Huber, Baruch Minke
Drosophila photoreceptors respond to oscillating light of high frequency (∼100 Hz), while the detected maximal frequency is modulated by the light rearing conditions, thus maintaining high sensitivity to light and high temporal resolution. However, the molecular basis for this adaptive process is unclear. Here, we report that dephosphorylation of the light-activated Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) ion channel at S936 is a fast, graded, light-, and Ca(2+)-dependent process that is partially modulated by the rhodopsin phosphatase Retinal Degeneration C (RDGC)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314789/non-invasive-imaging-of-cycling-hypoxia-in-head-neck-cancer-using-intrinsic-susceptibility-mri
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Rafal Panek, Liam Welsh, Lauren Cj Baker, Maria A Schmidt, Kee H Wong, Angela Riddell, Dow-Mu Koh, Alex Dunlop, Dualta Mcquaid, James A d'Arcy, Shreerang Bhide, Kevin J Harrington, Christopher M Nutting, Georgina Hopkinson, Cheryl Richardson, Carol Box, Suzanne A Eccles, Martin O Leach, Simon P Robinson, Katie L Newbold
PURPOSE: To evaluate intrinsic susceptibility (IS) MRI for the identification of cycling hypoxia, and the assessment of its extent and spatial distribution, in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) xenografts and patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Quantitation of the transverse relaxation rate R2*, which is sensitive to paramagnetic deoxyhemoglobin, using serial IS-MRI acquisitions, was used to monitor temporal oscillations in levels of paramagnetic deoxyhemoglobin in human CAL(R) xenografts and patients with HNSCC at 3T...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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