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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778887/biological-potential-of-oxo-vanadium-salicylediene-amino-acid-complexes-as-cytotoxic-antimicrobial-antioxidant-and-dna-interaction
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Mohamed Shaker S Adam, Hany Elsawy
New series of oxo-vanadium N-salicyledieneamino acid Schiff base complexes are synthesized and characterized. They are synthesized from the reaction of sodium salicylaldehyde-5-sulfonate, some amino acids, alanine (VOHL1), leucine (VOHL2) or glycine (VOHL3) in an aqueous media, and leucine (VOHLpy1) or tryptophan (VOHLpy2) in pyridine with vanadyl acetylacetonate. The complexes are characterized by EA, TGA, IR, UV-Visible and mass spectra, conductivity and magnetic measurements. The biological activity of the VO-complexes shows that VOHL1, VOHL2 and VOHL3 exhibit anti-proliferative effect and may be used as anticancer drugs...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778209/ovine-mannheimia-haemolytica-isolates-from-lungs-with-and-without-pneumonic-lesions-belong-to-similar-genotypes
#2
Andrés García-Alvarez, José Francisco Fernández-Garayzábal, Fernando Chaves, Chris Pinto, Dolores Cid
This study investigated the genetic characteristics of 121 ovine Mannheimia haemolytica isolates from lungs with (n = 75) and without pneumonic lesions (n = 46) using multilocus sequence typing (MLST), virulence-associated gene typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Twelve STs were identified with most isolates (81%) belonged to ST16, ST28 and ST8. Analysis of the M. haemolytica MLST Database indicate a wide distribution of these genotypes in small ruminants, never reported in bovine isolates...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778144/effects-of-tourmaline-on-nitrogen-removal-performance-and-biofilm-structures-in-the-sequencing-batch-biofilm-reactor
#3
Chong Tan, Haoran Xu, Di Cui, Jinlong Zuo, Junsheng Li, Yubin Ji, Shan Qiu, Lin Yao, Ying Chen, Yingjie Liu
The effects of tourmaline on nitrogen removal performance and biofilm structures were comparatively investigated in two identical laboratory-scale sequencing batch biofilm reactors (SBBRs) (denoted SBBR1 and SBBR2) at different nitrogen loading rates (NLRs) varying from (0.24±0.01) to (1.26±0.02) g N/(L·day). SBBR1 was operated in parallel with SBBR2, but SBBR1 was filled with polyurethane foam loaded tourmaline (TPU) carriers and another (SBBR2) filled with polyurethane foam (PU) carriers. Results obtained from this study showed that the excellent and stable performance of SBBR1 was obtained...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776310/preparation-and-evaluation-of-ribonuclease-resistant-viral-hiv-rna-standards-based-on-armored-rna-technology
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Mohammad Gholami, Mehrdad Ravanshad, Kazem Baesi, Siamak M. Samiee, Negin Hosseini Rozbahani, Minoo Mohraz
BAckground: The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is an infectious viral agent that gradually extinguishes the immune system, resulting in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The aim of this study was to construct an RNA-positive control based on armored (AR) RNA technology, using HIV-1 RNA as a model. Methods: The MS2 maturase, a coat protein gene (at positions 1765 to 1787) and HIV-1 pol gene were cloned into pET-32a plasmid. The prepared plasmid was transformed into Escherichia coli strain BL2 (DE3), and the expression of the construct was induced by 1 mM of isopropyl-L-thio-D-galactopyranoside (IPTG) at 37 °C for 16 h to obtain the fabricated AR RNA...
May 19, 2018: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775569/modification-of-chickpea-cystatin-by-reactive-dicarbonyl-species-glycation-oxidation-and-aggregation
#5
Sheraz Ahmad Bhat, Waseem Feeroze Bhat, Mohammad Afsar, Mohd Shahnawaz Khan, Bilqees Bano
Reactive dicarbonyl species such as methylglyoxal (MGO) and glyoxal (GO) have recently received extensive attention due to their high reactivity and ability to modify biological substances such as proteins, phospholipids, and DNA. In case of proteins these reactive species mainly react with lysine and arginine residues to form AGEs, oxidative products, and aggregates. Chickpea cystatin (CPC) was incubated with varying concentrations of glyoxal and methylglyoxal which caused, along with altered secondary and tertiary structures, glycation, functional inactivation, altered redox state, cross-linking and high-molecular-mass aggregation...
May 15, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775224/circular-rnas-are-differentially-expressed-in-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-model
#6
Zhiqiang Ye, Qinglei Kong, Jianhua Han, Jingyi Deng, Miaolue Wu, Hong Deng
Liver ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury has high mortality due to the intense inflammatory process occurs in the liver. However, the pathological mechanism underlying I/R injury is still not clear. Recent works showed that circular RNAs play critical roles in many human diseases. In this study, the occurrence of liver I/R injury was validated by an analysis of the blood samples and hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining of liver tissues. Total RNA was purified and followed by RNA-seq in the purpose of screening the circRNAs in significant differentially expression, which were validated by quantitative PCR...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775095/study-of-microbial-diversity-in-plant-microbe-interaction-system-with-oil-sludge-contamination
#7
Monika Dhote, Anil Kumar, Anjana Jajoo, Asha Juwarkar
A 90 days greenhouse experiment was conducted for evaluation of soil microbial diversity in different treatments of rhizospheric and nonrhizospheric oil sludge contaminated soil. Various pot treatments (T1-T5) were as follows: 2% oil sludge contaminated soil was considered as control (T1); augmentation of control with preadapted microbial consortium was T2; addition of Vetiver zizanioide to control was T3; bioaugmentation of control along with V. zizanioide was T4; and bioaugmentation with V. zizanioide and bulking agent was T5...
July 3, 2018: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775025/-study-on-the-mutation-of-filaggrin-gene-in-nasal-polyps
#8
Q Zhou, W L Bai, J X Li
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between Filaggrin ( FLG ) gene mutations and nasal polyps. Method: Genomic DNA was extract from 48 nasal polyps tissues, and 30 samples of inferior turbinate tissues from normal human controls. Two FLG gene mutation points (R501X and 3321delA) were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) first, then detected by polypropylene gel electrophoresis, and finally gene sequencing. Result: The FLG gene c. 3321delA was found in 2 cases (4.17%) of nasal polyps, both of them were heterozygous mutations...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774828/bilberry-pomace-in-rabbit-nutrition-effects-on-growth-performance-apparent-digestibility-caecal-traits-bacterial-community-and-antioxidant-status
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S Dabbou, I Ferrocino, A Kovitvadhi, S Bergagna, D Dezzuto, A Schiavone, L Cocolin, F Gai, V Santoro, L Gasco
Agricultural by-products could be used as alternative raw materials in rabbit nutrition as they have been found to be highly nutritious and low cost feeding sources. The aim of this study was to estimate the nutritive value and potential use of bilberry pomace (BP) for growing rabbits. A total of 144 Grimaud rabbits (35 days old) were allotted to four groups and fed with a diet containing increasing level of BP: BP0 (basal diet), BP5, BP10 and BP15 containing 0, 50, 100 and 150 g/kg respectively. Growth trial lasted 48 days; apparent digestibility was evaluated, starting at 46 days of age, over 4 consecutive days...
May 18, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774437/lexa-binds-to-transcription-regulatory-site-of-cell-division-gene-ftsz-in-toxic-cyanobacterium-microcystis-aeruginosa
#10
Takashi Honda, Daichi Morimoto, Yoshihiko Sako, Takashi Yoshida
Previously, we showed that DNA replication and cell division in toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa are coordinated by transcriptional regulation of cell division gene ftsZ and that an unknown protein specifically bound upstream of ftsZ (BpFz; DNA-binding protein to an upstream site of ftsZ) during successful DNA replication and cell division. Here, we purified BpFz from M. aeruginosa strain NIES-298 using DNA-affinity chromatography and gel-slicing combined with gel electrophoresis mobility shift assay (EMSA)...
May 17, 2018: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774093/distribution-of-virulence-associated-genes-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-clinical-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates
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Chao Liu, Yaowen Chang, Ying Xu, Yun Luo, Linrong Wu, Zhanjun Mei, Shigang Li, Rui Wang, Xu Jia
Acinetobacter baumannii is undoubtedly one of the most clinically significant pathogens. The multidrug resistance and virulence potential of A. baumannii are responsible for hospital-acquired nosocomial infections. Unlike numerous investigations on the drug-resistant epidemiology of A. baumanni , virulence molecular epidemiology is less studied. Here, we collected 88 A. baumannii clinical isolates, tested their antimicrobial susceptibility to 10 commonly used antibiotics and analyzed the distribution of 9 selected virulence-associated genes, aims to investigate the primary characteristics of the virulence-associated genes that exist in clinically multidrug resistant (MDR) and non-MDR isolates of A...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774065/catalytic-hairpin-assembly-gel-assay-for-multiple-and-sensitive-microrna-detection
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Wenhao Dai, Jing Zhang, Xiangdan Meng, Jie He, Kai Zhang, Yu Cao, Dongdong Wang, Haifeng Dong, Xueji Zhang
As important modulators of gene expression, microRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified as promising biomarkers with powerful predictive value in diagnosis and prognosis for several diseases, especially for cancers. Here we report a facile, multiple and sensitive miRNA detection method that uses conventional gel electrophoresis and catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA) system without any complex nanomaterials or enzymatic amplification. Methods: In this study, three pairs of hairpin probes are rationally designed with thermodynamically and kinetically preferable feasibility for the CHA process...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773007/cell-proliferation-and-dna-repair-ability-of-ganoderma-neo-japonicum-agaricomycetes-an-indigenous-medicinal-mushroom-from-malaysia
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Wee Cheat Tan, Umah Rani Kuppusamy, Chia Wei Phan, Vikineswary Sabaratnam
Ganoderma neo-japonicum is an annual polypore that grows on decaying bamboo in the forests of Malaysia. The indigenous Temuan tribe uses this species as a medicinal mushroom to cure fever and epilepsy and to improve body strength. The potential use of G. neo-japonicum in genoprotection and DNA repair was established using a single-cell gel electrophoresis (comet) assay. The effects of the ethanol and hot aqueous extracts from wild and cultivated basidiocarps, solid substrate-fermented (SSF) wheat grains, and mycelia via submerged culture on H2O2-damaged murine RAW264...
2018: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772786/tau-fibril-formation-in-cultured-cells-compatible-with-a-mouse-model-of-tauopathy
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Gen Matsumoto, Kazuki Matsumoto, Taeko Kimura, Tetsuya Suhara, Makoto Higuchi, Naruhiko Sahara, Nozomu Mori
Neurofibrillary tangles composed of hyperphosphorylated tau protein are primarily neuropathological features of a number of neurodegenerative diseases collectively termed tauopathy. To understand the mechanisms underlying the cause of tauopathy, precise cellular and animal models are required. Recent data suggest that the transient introduction of exogenous tau can accelerate the development of tauopathy in the brains of non-transgenic and transgenic mice expressing wild-type human tau. However, the transmission mechanism leading to tauopathy is not fully understood...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772469/synthesis-of-steroidal-imidazolidinthiones-as-potential-apoptotic-agents-investigation-by-theoretical-and-experimental-studies
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Ayaz Mahmood Dar, Rizwan Nabi, Shafia Mir, Manzoor Ahmad Gatoo, Shamsuzzaman, Shabir H Lone
New steroidal imidazolidinthione derivatives (4-6) were synthesized from steroidal thiosemicarbazones and dichloroethane. The synthesized compounds were characterized using spectral data analysis. Theoretical DFT involving B3LYP/6-31G∗∗ level of theory was employed to gain insights into the molecular structure of the target compounds. MEPS and FMO analysis were carried out. HOMO-LUMO energy gap was determined which helped to evaluate various global descriptors like hardness, chemical potential, electronegativity, nucleophilicity and electrophilicity index, etc...
May 2, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771309/identification-of-a-specific-domain-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-hgp44-responsible-for-adhesion-to-treponema-denticola
#16
Kouki Yoshikawa, Yuichiro Kikuchi, Eitoyo Kokubu, Kentaro Imamura, Atsushi Saito, Kazuyuki Ishihara
Interaction between two periodontal pathogens, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola, contributes to plaque biofilm formation. P. gingivalis forms aggregates with T. denticola through its adhesion/hemagglutinin domain (Hgp44). In this study, we investigated the specific domain of P. gingivalis Hgp44 responsible for adhesion to T. denticola using expression vectors harboring P. gingivalis Hgp44 DNA sequences encoding amino acid residues 1-419. Six plasmids harboring fragments in this region were generated by PCR amplification and self-ligation, and recombinant proteins r-Hgp44 (residues 1-419), r-Hgp441 (residues 1-124), r-Hgp442 (1-199), r-Hgp443 (1-316), r-Hgp444 (199-419), r-Hgp445 (124-198), and r-Hgp446 (199-316) were produced, as confirmed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and immunoblotting...
May 16, 2018: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771257/characterization-of-mercury-binding-proteins-in-rat-blood-plasma
#17
Yiling Li, Bin He, Qiying Nong, Guangbo Qu, Lihong Liu, Jianbo Shi, Ligang Hu, Guibin Jiang
Mercury-binding protein profiles in rat plasma at different levels of mercury exposure in vitro and in vivo were systematically investigated using column gel electrophoresis coupled with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. The current finding provided various protein candidates that may play critical roles in mercury binding and transporting in plasma.
May 16, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770089/-salmonella-thompson-outbreak-associated-with-consumption-of-chicken-shawarma-and-the-usefulness-of-genome-sequencing-in-the-investigation
#18
C Gaulin, M Fiset, C Duchesne, D Ramsay, N Savard, A Urbanek, P A Pilon, V Usongo, S Bekal
Background: A sudden increase in Salmonella Thompson ( S . Thompson) cases distributed throughout three border regions in the province of Quebec in November 2016 triggered a provincial investigation to identify a common source of contamination and to put the appropriate control measures into place. Objective: To report on the outbreak and to describe the use of genomic sequencing to identify the salmonella serotype responsible. Methods: A descriptive survey of all reported cases of Salmonella serogroup C1 that had occurred between October 1, 2016 and February 15, 2017 was conducted...
September 7, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767962/targeting-photo-induced-dna-destruction-by-ru-ii-tetraazaphenathrene-in-live-cells-by-signal-peptide
#19
Christopher S Burke, Aisling Byrne, Tia E Keyes
Exploiting NF-κB transcription factor peptide conjugation, a Ru(II)-bis-tap complex (tap = 1,4,5,8-tetraazaphenanthrene) was targeted specifically to the nuclei of live mammalian (HeLa and CHO) cells for the first time. DNA binding in the nucleus of live cells was evident from gradual extinction of the metal complex luminescence after it had crossed the nuclear envelope, attributed to guanine quenching of the ruthenium emission via photoinduced electron transfer. Resonance Raman imaging confirmed that the complex remained in the nucleus after emission is extinguished...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766023/adeno-associated-virus-genome-population-sequencing-achieves-full-vector-genome-resolution-and-reveals-human-vector-chimeras
#20
Phillip W L Tai, Jun Xie, Kaiyuen Fong, Matthew Seetin, Cheryl Heiner, Qin Su, Michael Weiand, Daniella Wilmot, Maria L Zapp, Guangping Gao
Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV)-based gene therapy has entered a phase of clinical translation and commercialization. Despite this progress, vector integrity following production is often overlooked. Compromised vectors may negatively impact therapeutic efficacy and safety. Using single molecule, real-time (SMRT) sequencing, we can comprehensively profile packaged genomes as a single intact molecule and directly assess vector integrity without extensive preparation. We have exploited this methodology to profile all heterogeneic populations of self-complementary AAV genomes via bioinformatics pipelines and have coined this approach AAV-genome population sequencing (AAV-GPseq)...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
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