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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823136/identification-of-polymorphisms-in-mitf-and-dct-genes-and-their-associations-with-plumage-colors-in-asian-duck-breeds
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Hasina Sultana, Dongwon Seo, Nu-Ri Choi, Md Shamsul Alam Bhuiyan, Seung Hwan Lee, Kang Nyeong Heo, Jun Heon Lee
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the MITF and DCT genes on plumage coloration in Asian native duck breeds. MITF encodes a protein for microphthalmia-associated transcription factor, which regulates the development and function of melanocytes for pigmentation of skin, hair, and eyes. Among the tyrosinase-related family genes, dopachrome tautomerase (DCT) is a pigment cell-specific gene that plays important roles in the melanin synthesis pathway and the expression of skin, feather, and retina color...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823128/molecular-cloning-and-expression-analysis-of-annexin-a2-gene-in-sika-deer-antler-tip
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Yanling Xia, Haomiao Qu, Binshan Lu, Qiang Zhang, Heping Li
Objective: Molecular cloning and bioinformatics analysis of Annexin A2 gene in sika deer antler tip were conducted. The role of Annexin A2 gene in the growth and development of the antler were analyzed initially. Methods: The reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to clone the cDNA sequence of the Anxa2 gene from antler tip of sika deer (Cervus nippon hortulorum) and the bioinformatics tools provided on the web site were applied to analyze the amino acid sequence of Anxa2 protein...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822964/moderate-to-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-telomere-lengthening
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Katarzyna Polonis, Virend K Somers, Christiane Becari, Naima Covassin, Phillip J Schulte, Brooke R Druliner, Ruth A Johnson, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Lisa A Boardman, Prachi Singh
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with cardiometabolic diseases. Telomere shortening is linked to hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular diseases. Because these conditions are highly prevalent in OSA, we hypothesized that telomere length (TL) would be reduced in OSA patients. We identified 106 OSA and 104 non-OSA subjects who underwent polysomnography evaluation. Quantitative PCR was used to measure telomere length in genomic DNA isolated from peripheral blood samples. The association between OSA and TL was determined using unadjusted and adjusted linear models...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822828/targeted-lowering-of-central-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-hypertension-baseline-recruitment-rationale-and-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-the-low-cbp-study
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James E Sharman, Tony Stanton, Christopher M Reid, Anthony Keech, Philip Roberts-Thomson, Simon Stewart, Robert Greenough, Michael Stowasser, Walter P Abhayaratna
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure (BP) is the most common modifiable cause of death from cardiovascular disease. Lowering BP with medication improves patient outcomes, but even in populations with normal upper arm (brachial) BP there remains considerable residual risk for cardiovascular disease and this may be due to persistently elevated central BP. There has never been a trial to determine the value of targeted central BP lowering among patients with hypertension, and this was the aim of this study...
August 16, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822684/cross-reactivity-and-inhibition-myotoxic-effects-induced-by-bothrops-snake-venoms-using-specific-polyclonal-anti-bnsp7-antibodies
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Lamartine L Melo, Mirian M Mendes, Lívia M Alves, Thais F Isabel, Sâmela A P B Vieira, Sarah N C Gimenes, Andreimar M Soares, Veridiana M Rodrigues, Luiz F M Izidoro
Polyclonal antibodies raised in Balb-c mice against BnSP-7, a Lys-49 phospholipase A2, were used to measure cross reactivity against other snake venoms. Using ELISA, these antibodies were able to recognize PLA2s isoforms present in venoms of botropic snakes at 1:6400, 1:3200 and 1:100 ratios (w/w). These antibodies highly recognized proteins of low molecular weight (∼14,000) from crude snake venom Bp and Bm by Western Blotting. PLA2 these venoms, by alignment of primary structures demonstrated high identity with BnSP-7 PLA2, especially in the C-terminal region...
August 16, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822516/comparison-of-yoga-and-walking-exercise-on-cardiac-time-intervals-as-a-measure-of-cardiac-function-in-elderly-with-increased-pulse-pressure
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Satish Gurunathrao Patil, Shankargouda S Patil, Manjunatha R Aithala, Kusal Kanti Das
OBJECTIVE: Arterial aging along with increased blood pressure(BP) has become the major cardiovascular(CV) risk in elderly. The aim of the study was to compare the effects of yoga program and walking-exercise on cardiac function in elderly with increased pulse pressure (PP). METHODS: An open label, parallel-group randomized controlled study design was adopted. Elderly individuals aged ≥60 years with PP≥60mmHg were recruited for the study. Yoga (study) group (n=30) was assigned for yoga training and walking (exercise) group (n=30) for walking with loosening practices for one hour in the morning for 6days in a week for 3 months...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822515/assessment-of-knowledge-about-healthy-heart-habits-in-urban-and-rural-population-of-punjab-after-sms-campaign-a-cross-sectional-study
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Bishav Mohan, Sarit Sharma, Shruti Sharma, Dinesh Kaushal, Bhupinder Singh, Shibba Takkar, Naved Aslam, Abhishek Goyal, Gurpreet S Wander
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is increasing in developing countries but the awareness regarding prevention and treatment of these diseases is still low. Therefore the present study was conducted with the aim of imparting health education regarding certain changes in lifestyle and dietary habits among general population through the use of short message service (SMS) that may lead to improved knowledge about prevention of cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted over a period of seven months...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822507/prevalence-and-incidence-of-hypertension-results-from-a-representative-cohort-of-over-16-000-adults-in-three-cities-of-south-asia
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Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Panniyammakal Jeemon, Shreeparna Ghosh, Roopa Shivashankar, Vamadevan S Ajay, Dimple Kondal, Ruby Gupta, Mohammed K Ali, Deepa Mohan, Viswanathan Mohan, Masood M Kadir, Nikhil Tandon, Kolli Srinath Reddy, K M Venkat Narayan
BACKGROUND: Despite high projected burden, hypertension incidence data are lacking in South Asian population. We measured hypertension prevalence and incidence in the Center for cArdio-metabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (CARRS) adult cohort. METHODS: The CARRS Study recruited representative samples of Chennai, Delhi, and Karachi in 2010/11, and socio-demographic and risk factor data were obtained using a standard common protocol. Blood pressure (BP) was measured in the sitting position using electronic sphygmomanometer both at baseline and two year follow-up...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822334/reported-maladaptive-decision-making-in-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression-and-its-change-with-treatment
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Lara F Alexander, Alison Oliver, Lauren K Burdine, Yilang Tang, Boadie W Dunlop
Mood disorder patients frequently experience difficulty making decisions and may make sub-optimal decisions with adverse life consequences. However, patients' styles for decision-making when ill and after treatment have received little study to date. We assessed healthy controls (HC, n = 69) and patients with major depressive disorder (MDD, n = 61) or bipolar disorder (BP, n = 26) in a current major depressive episode using the Melbourne Decision-making Questionnaire. A subset of participants was re-evaluated after completing six weeks of pharmacotherapy...
August 9, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822151/-dna-molecular-identification-of-manis-pentadactyla
#10
Yan Yin, Xun Liu, Bing Wang, Lin-Hui Gao, Xia-Nan Zhang
The study was aimed to establish a stable, accurate site specific PCR identification system to identify Manis pentadactyla and its adulterants using DNA molecular identification. The genomic DNA was extracted from experimental samples using the DNA extraction kit. The Cytb and CO Ⅰ genes were amplified using PCR and sequenced bi-directionally. Obtained sequences were assembled using the BioEdit software. The neighbor-joining tree was constructed by MEGA 6.0. Specific identification primers were designed according to the specific allelets, and PCR reaction system was optimized...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821435/model-based-population-pk-pd-analysis-of-furosemide-for-bp-lowering-effect-a-comparative-study-in-primary-and-secondary-hypertension
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Mahendra Shukla, Moustafa M A Ibrahim, Moon Jain, Swati Jaiswal, Abhisheak Sharma, Kashif Hanif, Jawahar Lal
Though numerous reports have demonstrated multiple mechanisms by which furosemide can exert its anti-hypertensive response. However, lack of studies describing PK-PD relationship for furosemide featuring its anti-hypertensive property has limited its usage as a blood pressure (BP) lowering agent. Serum concentrations and mean arterial BP were monitored following 40 and 80mgkg(-1) multiple oral dose of furosemide in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and DOCA-salt induced hypertensive (DOCA-salt) rats. A simultaneous population PK-PD relationship using Emax model with effect compartment was developed to compare the anti-hypertensive efficacy of furosemide in these rat models...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821270/calmodulin-like-protein-3-is-an-estrogen-receptor-alpha-coregulator-for-gene-expression-and-drug-response-in-a-snp-estrogen-and-serm-dependent-fashion
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Sisi Qin, James N Ingle, Mohan Liu, Jia Yu, D Lawrence Wickerham, Michiaki Kubo, Richard M Weinshilboum, Liewei Wang
BACKGROUND: We previously performed a case-control genome-wide association study in women treated with selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) for breast cancer prevention and identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ZNF423 as potential biomarkers for response to SERM therapy. The ZNF423rs9940645 SNP, which is approximately 200 bp away from the estrogen response elements, resulted in the SNP, estrogen, and SERM-dependent regulation of ZNF423 expression and, "downstream", that of BRCA1...
August 18, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821255/the-whole-genomic-analysis-of-orf-virus-strain-hn3-12-isolated-from-henan-province-central-china
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Huiqin Chen, Wei Li, Zhenzhan Kuang, Daxiang Chen, Xiaoqing Liao, Ming Li, Shuhong Luo, Wenbo Hao
BACKGROUND: The Orf virus (ORFV) is the causative agent of orf, a globally-occurring, acute, pustular, contagious disease affecting sheep, goats and humans with a worldwide distribution. Currently, the genomic analysis of four ORFV strains from the Fujian province in southern China and a NA1/11 strain isolated from the Jilin province in northeast China have been reported. However, little is known about the genomic information of ORFV strains from central China. RESULTS: From a recent outbreak in a sheep herd in the Henan province of central China, a novel ORFV strain (HN3/12) was isolated and cultured in ovine fetal turbinate (OFTu) cells...
August 18, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820899/two-disjunct-pleistocene-populations-and-anisotropic-postglacial-expansion-shaped-the-current-genetic-structure-of-the-relict-plant-amborella-trichopoda
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Rémi Tournebize, Stéphanie Manel, Yves Vigouroux, François Munoz, Alexandre de Kochko, Valérie Poncet
Past climate fluctuations shaped the population dynamics of organisms in space and time, and have impacted their present intra-specific genetic structure. Demo-genetic modelling allows inferring the way past demographic and migration dynamics have determined this structure. Amborella trichopoda is an emblematic relict plant endemic to New Caledonia, widely distributed in the understory of non-ultramafic rainforests. We assessed the influence of the last glacial climates on the demographic history and the paleo-distribution of 12 Amborella populations covering the whole current distribution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820855/resistance-exercise-order-does-not-affect-the-magnitude-and-duration-of-post-exercise-blood-pressure-in-older-women
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Crisieli M Tomeleri, João Pedro Nunes, Mariana F Souza, Aline Gerage, Alexandre Marcori, Kessi Cassiane Iarosz, Crivaldo Gomes Cardoso-Júnior, Edilson S Cyrino
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of two resistance exercise order on post-exercise blood pressure (BP) in trained, non-hypertensive older women. Sixteen women (68.3 ± 3.3 years, 63.5 ± 11.6 kg, 157.5 ± 5.1 cm) performed two sessions witheight exercises (3 sets of 8-12 repetitions) in distinct orders (from multi- to single-joint exercises [MS] or from single- to multi-joint exercises [SM]) and a control session, without exercise. Blood pressure and heart rate were obtained pre and post-sessions (60 min)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820700/rapid-detection-of-plasmodium-knowlesi-by-isothermal-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-assay
#16
Meng-Yee Lai, Choo-Huck Ooi, Yee-Ling Lau
In this study, we developed a recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) assay for specific diagnosis of Plasmodium knowlesi. Genomic DNA was extracted from whole blood samples using a commercial kit. With incubation at 37°C, the samples were successfully amplified within 20 minutes. The end product of RPA was further examined by loading onto agarose gel and a specific band was observed with a size of 128 bp. The RPA assay exhibited high sensitivity with limits of detection down to one copy of the plasmid...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820492/variation-in-the-ovine-kap6-3-gene-krtap6-3-is-associated-with-variation-in-mean-fibre-diameter-associated-wool-traits
#17
Shaobin Li, Huitong Zhou, Hua Gong, Fangfang Zhao, Jiqing Wang, Yuzhu Luo, Jon G H Hickford
Polymerase chain reaction-single stranded conformational polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) analysis was used to investigate variation in the ovine KAP6-3 gene (KRTAP6-3) in 383 Merino × Southdown-cross lambs from four sire-lines, and to determine whether this variation affects wool traits. Five PCR-SSCP banding patterns, representing five different nucleotide sequences, were detected, including four previously identified (named A, B, C, and F) variants and one newly identified (named G) variant. A new non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and a 45-bp deletion were detected in variant G...
August 18, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820456/deciphering-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-evolutionary-trends-in-isolates-of-the-cydia-pomonella-granulovirus
#18
Jörg T Wennmann, Pit Radtke, Karolin E Eberle, Gianpiero Gueli Alletti, Johannes A Jehle
Six complete genome sequences of Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV) isolates from Mexico (CpGV-M and CpGV-M1), England (CpGV-E2), Iran (CpGV-I07 and CpGV-I12), and Canada (CpGV-S) were aligned and analyzed for genetic diversity and evolutionary processes. The selected CpGV isolates represented recently identified phylogenetic lineages of CpGV, namely, the genome groups A to E. The genomes ranged from 120,816 bp to 124,269 bp. Several common differences between CpGV-M, -E2, -I07, -I12 and -S to CpGV-M1, the first sequenced and published CpGV isolate, were highlighted...
August 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819569/a-study-on-il8rb-gene-polymorphism-as-a-potential-immuno-compromised-adherent-in-exaggeration-of-parenteral-and-mammo-crine-oxidative-stress-during-mastitis-in-buffalo
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S M El Nahas, A H El Kasas, A A Abou Mossallem, M I Abdelhamid, Mohamad Warda
The genetic markers in inflammatory responses during mastitis afford a reasonable way for improving milk production in the Egyptian buffalo breed. Among them is the interleukin 8 Receptor Gene (IL8RB) (CXCR2); a chemokine receptor gene augments the neutrophil migration during infection. To understand its role better during mastitis in Egyptian buffalos, twenty-five dairy animals representing the normal, sub-clinically, clinically and chronically affected buffalos were randomly selected from different districts...
November 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819414/depletion-of-ctcf-in-breast-cancer-cells-selectively-induces-cancer-cell-death-via-p53
#20
Ji-Yeon Lee, Muhammad Mustafa, Clara Yuri Kim, Myoung Hee Kim
CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF), a ubiquitous 11-zinc finger multifunctional protein, has distinct molecular functions, such as transcriptional activation, repression, and chromatin barrier activity, in a locus-specific manner. Elevated CTCF levels in breast cancer cells are known to contribute to tumorigenesis; however, the underlying mechanism remains elusive. We investigated the effect of CTCF expression on breast cancer cell survival and elucidated its mechanism. CTCF depletion in MCF-7 cells led to a decreased cell growth and proliferation, surpassing the growth of normal cells under co-culture system of MCF-7-GFP and MCF10A...
2017: Journal of Cancer
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