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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334707/-comparing-the-immunogenicity-and-safety-of-sequential-inoculation-of-sipv-followed-by-bopv-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-in-different-dosage-forms
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H Ye, T Huang, Z F Ying, G L Li, Y C Che, Z M Zhao, J F Wang, X L Yang, L Shi, R J Jiang, X C Liu, Z J Mo, C G Li, J S Yang
Objective: To compare the safety and immunogenicity of two different sequential schedules of inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine made from Sabin strain (sIPV) followed by typeⅠ+Ⅲ bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (bOPV) in Drug Candy (DC) form or liquid dosage form). Methods: This randomized, blinded, single center, parallel-group controlled trial was done from September 2015 to June 2016 in Liuzhou, Guangxi province. Healthy infants aged ≥2 months were eligible for enrollment and divided into 1sIPV+2bOPV or 2sIPV+1bOPV sequential schedules...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329859/effect-of-high-pressure-on-structural-modifications-and-enzymatic-activity-of-a-purified-x-prolyl-dipeptidyl-aminopeptidase-from-streptococcus-thermophilus
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M Giannoglou, Z Alexandrakis, Ph Stavros, G Katsaros, P Katapodis, G Nounesis, P Taoukis
PepX aminopeptidase from Streptococcus thermophilus ACA DC 0022, used in Greek Feta cheese manufacturing, was purified. PepX comprises two subunits of equal molecular mass estimated, using SDS-PAGE and native-PAGE electrophoresis, to be 86 kDa. The effects of high pressure processing (100-450 MPa, combined with 20-40 °C) on purified PepX activity and structure were studied. Activation of the enzyme was observed after processing at 100-200 MPa and 20-30 °C. More intense processing conditions led to enzyme inactivation...
May 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325627/epigenetic-mechanisms-underlying-nervous-system-diseases
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Irfan A Qureshi, Mark F Mehler
Epigenetic mechanisms act as control systems for modulating genomic structure and activity in response to evolving profiles of cell-extrinsic, cell-cell, and cell-intrinsic signals. These dynamic processes are responsible for mediating cell- and tissue-specific gene expression and function and gene-gene and gene-environmental interactions. The major epigenetic mechanisms include DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation; histone protein posttranslational modifications, nucleosome remodeling/repositioning, and higher-order chromatin reorganization; noncoding RNA regulation; and RNA editing...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325624/sex-chromosome-aneuploidies
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David Skuse, Frida Printzlau, Jeanne Wolstencroft
Sex chromosome aneuploidies comprise a relatively common group of chromosome disorders characterized by the loss or gain of one or more sex chromosomes. We discuss five of the better-known sex aneuploidies: Turner syndrome (XO), Klinefelter syndrome (XXY), trisomy X (XXX), XYY, and XXYY. Despite their prevalence in the general population, these disorders are underdiagnosed and the specific genetic mechanisms underlying their phenotypes are poorly understood. Although there is considerable variation between them in terms of associated functional impairment, each disorder has a characteristic physical, cognitive, and neurologic profile...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325247/-impact-of-prdm1-gene-inactivation-on-c-myc-regulation-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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X Y Zhang, Z P Ma, W L Cui, X L Pang, R Chen, L Wang, W Zhang, X X Li
Objective: To investigate the role of PRDM1 gene inactivaion in the regulation of C-MYC in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), and to explore the correlation of its immunophenotype and prognosis. Methods: 100 cases paraffin-embedded DLBCL tissues were collected from January 2009 to December 2015 at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University along with 20 cases of reactive proliferative lymph nodes as control. Immunohistochemical methods were used to detect the expression of CD20, CD10, MUM1, Ki-67, bcl-6, PRDM1/Blimp1, C-MYC and PAX5 protein...
January 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316023/sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-x-chromosome-dose-effect-an-epigenetic-perspective
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REVIEW
Jean-Luc C Mougeot, Braxton Noll, Farah K Bahrani Mougeot
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting exocrine glands leading to mouth and eyes dryness. The extent to which epigenetic DNA methylation changes are responsible for an X-chromosome dose effect has yet to be determined. Our objectives were to (i) describe how epigenetic DNA methylation changes could explain an X-chromosome dose effect in SS for women with normal 46,XX genotype and (ii) determine the relevant relationships to this dose effect, between X-linked genes, genes controlling X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) and genes encoding associated transcription factors, all of which are differentially expressed and/or differentially methylated in the salivary glands of SS patients...
January 9, 2018: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286083/kdm3a-inhibition-attenuates-high-concentration-insulin%C3%A2-induced-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-injury-by-suppressing-mapk-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Bo-Fang Zhang, Hong Jiang, Jing Chen, Xin Guo, Qi Hu, Shuo Yang
Previous studies have indicated that lysine (K)‑specific demethylase 3A (KDM3A) is associated with diverse diabetes‑associated cardiovascular complications in response to high glucose levels. However, the effects of KDM3A on the pathological progression of cardiovascular injuries in response to high insulin levels remain unknown. The present study aimed to explore whether KDM3A knockdown may attenuate high insulin‑induced vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) dysfunction, and to further investigate the underlying mechanisms...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282321/a-mixed-modality-approach-towards-xi-reactivation-for-rett-syndrome-and-other-x-linked-disorders
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Lieselot L G Carrette, Chen-Yu Wang, Chunyao Wei, William Press, Weiyuan Ma, Raymond J Kelleher, Jeannie T Lee
The X-chromosome harbors hundreds of disease genes whose associated diseases predominantly affect males. However, a subset, including neurodevelopmental disorders, Rett syndrome (RTT), fragile X syndrome, and CDKL5 syndrome, also affects females. These disorders lack disease-specific treatment. Because female cells carry two X chromosomes, an emerging treatment strategy has been to reawaken the healthy allele on the inactive X (Xi). Here, we focus on methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) restoration for RTT and combinatorially target factors in the interactome of Xist, the noncoding RNA responsible for X inactivation...
December 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281819/rlim-dependent-and-independent-pathways-for-x-chromosome-inactivation-in-female-escs
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Feng Wang, Kurtis N McCannell, Ana Bošković, Xiaochun Zhu, JongDae Shin, Jun Yu, Judith Gallant, Meg Byron, Jeanne B Lawrence, Lihua J Zhu, Stephen N Jones, Oliver J Rando, Thomas G Fazzio, Ingolf Bach
During female mouse embryogenesis, two forms of X chromosome inactivation (XCI) ensure dosage compensation from sex chromosomes. Beginning at the four-cell stage, imprinted XCI (iXCI) exclusively silences the paternal X (Xp), and this pattern is maintained in extraembryonic cell types. Epiblast cells, which give rise to the embryo proper, reactivate the Xp (XCR) and undergo a random form of XCI (rXCI) around implantation. Both iXCI and rXCI depend on the long non-coding RNA Xist. The ubiquitin ligase RLIM is required for iXCI in vivo and occupies a central role in current models of rXCI...
December 26, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280054/recent-advances-in-the-study-of-hepatitis-b-virus-covalently-closed-circular-dna
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REVIEW
Mengying Ji, Kanghong Hu
Chronic hepatitis B infection is caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) and a total cure is yet to be achieved. The viral covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) is the key to establish a persistent infection within hepatocytes. Current antiviral strategies have no effect on the pre-existing cccDNA reservoir. Therefore, the study of the molecular mechanism of cccDNA formation is becoming a major focus of HBV research. This review summarizes the current advances in cccDNA molecular biology and the latest studies on the elimination or inactivation of cccDNA, including three major areas: (1) epigenetic regulation of cccDNA by HBV X protein, (2) immune-mediated degradation, and (3) genome-editing nucleases...
December 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279609/molecular-characterization-of-hdac8-deletions-in-individuals-with-atypical-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome
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Maria Helgeson, Jennifer Keller-Ramey, Amy Knight Johnson, Jennifer A Lee, Daniel B Magner, Brett Deml, Jacea Deml, Ying-Ying Hu, Zejuan Li, Kirsten Donato, Soma Das, Rachel Laframboise, Sandra Tremblay, Ian Krantz, Sarah Noon, George Hoganson, Jennifer Burton, Christian P Schaaf, Daniela Del Gaudio
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a rare neurodevelopmental syndrome for which mutations in five causative genes that encode (SMC1A, SMC3, RAD21) or regulate (NIPBL, HDAC8) the cohesin complex, account for ~70% of cases. Herein we report on four female Subjects who were found to carry novel intragenic deletions in HDAC8. In one case, the deletion was found in mosaic state and it was determined to be present in ~38% of blood lymphocytes and in nearly all cells of a buccal sample. All deletions, for which parental blood samples were available, were shown to have arisen de novo...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275110/photodegradation-of-taste-and-odor-compounds-in-water-in-the-presence-of-immobilized-tio2-sio2-photocatalysts
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Sudheera Yaparatne, Carl P Tripp, Aria Amirbahman
Disinfection by ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a growing trend in public water treatment systems because of its effectiveness with respect to inactivation of protozoa and other pathogenic microorganisms. However, removal of different classes of organic compounds, including taste and odor compounds in water is not effective with UV irradiation. In this study, a novel TiO2-based immobilized photocatalyst is developed to enhance the UV photodegradation of two of the major taste and odor compounds, 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) and Geosmin (GSM) in water...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273752/alternative-dominance-of-the-parental-genomes-in-hybrid-cells-generated-through-the-fusion-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-with-fibroblasts
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Natalia M Matveeva, Veniamin S Fishman, Irina S Zakharova, Alexander I Shevchenko, Inna E Pristyazhnyuk, Aleksei G Menzorov, Oleg L Serov
For the first time, two types of hybrid cells with embryonic stem (ES) cell-like and fibroblast-like phenotypes were produced through the fusion of mouse ES cells with fibroblasts. Transcriptome analysis of 2,848 genes differentially expressed in the parental cells demonstrated that 34-43% of these genes are expressed in hybrid cells, consistent with their phenotypes; 25-29% of these genes display intermediate levels of expression, and 12-16% of these genes maintained expression at the parental cell level, inconsistent with the phenotype of the hybrid cell...
December 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262503/-effects-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-on-the-chemotherapeutic-sensitivity-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
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Y Wang, Z X Han, J C Zhang
Objective: To investigate the influences of bone marrow stromal cells, components of extracellular matrix and cytokine secreted by stromal cells on the chemotherapeutic sensitivity of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells to cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C). Methods: The co-culture model of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cell Sup-B15 and bone marrow stromal cell OP9 was constructed. Sup-B15 cells were cultured alone or co-cultured with OP9 cells, inactivated OP9 cells, the conditional medium (CM) of co-cultured OP9 cells and Sup-B15 cells, the CM of OP9 cells alone or Sup-B15 cells alone, respectively...
December 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249820/setd2-mediated-crosstalk-between-h3k36me3-and-h3k79me2-in-mll-rearranged-leukemia
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J Bu, A Chen, X Yan, F He, Y Dong, Y Zhou, J He, D Zhan, P Lin, Y Hayashi, Y Sun, Y Zhang, Z Xiao, H L Grimes, Q-F Wang, G Huang
Previously, we identified SETD2 loss-of-function mutations in 22% of MLL-rearranged (MLLr) acute leukemia patients, implicating a mechanism for cooperativity between SETD2 mutations and MLL fusions. However, the detailed mechanism of how SETD2-H3K36me3 downregulation accelerates MLLr leukemia remains unclear. Here, we show that in MLLr leukemia, both H3K79me2 and H3K36me3 are aberrantly elevated and co-enriched in a group of genes. SETD2 inactivation leads to a global reduction of H3K36me3 and a further elevation of H3K79me2, but does not change the expression of known MLL fusion target genes...
December 18, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247598/ligustrazine-suppresses-neuron-apoptosis-via-the-bax-bcl-2-and-caspase-3-pathway-in-pc12-cells-and-in-rats-with-vascular-dementia
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Tengfei Zhao, Yingxue Fu, Hao Sun, Xiaoquan Liu
The aim of this study was to examine the comprehensive neuroprotective mechanism of ligustrazine, which is extracted from Ligusticum Chuanxiong Hort., against vascular dementia (VD) in rats and apoptosis in oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) PC12 cells. Rats were subjected to bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) surgery and administered ligustrazine intragastrically for 6 weeks. At the end of the experiments, the hippocampal biomarkers brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1), and homocysteine (Hcy) were examined...
December 16, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240263/cytochemical-flow-analysis-of-intracellular-g6pd-and-aggregate-analysis-of-mosaic-g6pd-expression
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Michael Kalnoky, Germana Bancone, Maria Kahn, Cindy S Chu, Nongnud Chowwiwat, Pornpimon Wilaisrisak, Sampa Pal, Nicole LaRue, Brandon Leader, Francois Nosten, Gonzalo J Domingo
BACKGROUND: Medicines that exert oxidative pressure on red blood cells (RBC) can cause severe hemolysis in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. Due to X-chromosome inactivation, females heterozygous for G6PD with one allele encoding a G6PD deficient protein and the other a normal protein produce two RBC populations each expressing exclusively one allele. The G6PD mosaic is not captured with routine G6PD tests. METHODS: An open-source software tool for G6PD cytofluorometric data interpretation is described...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237550/the-effects-of-dna-methylation-on-human-psychology
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REVIEW
Farzeen Kader, Meenu Ghai, Leah Maharaj
DNA methylation is a fundamental epigenetic modification in the human genome; pivotal in development, genomic imprinting, X inactivation, chromosome stability, gene expression and methylation aberrations are involved in an array of human diseases. Methylation at promoters is associated with transcriptional repression, whereas gene body methylation is generally associated with gene expression. Extrinsic factors such as age, diets and lifestyle affect DNA methylation which consequently alters gene expression...
December 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237010/crispr-cas9-mediated-modulation-of-splicing-efficiency-reveals-short-splicing-isoform-of-xist-rna-is-sufficient-to-induce-x-chromosome-inactivation
#19
Minghui Yue, Yuya Ogawa
Alternative splicing of mRNA precursors results in multiple protein variants from a single gene and is critical for diverse cellular processes and development. Xist encodes a long noncoding RNA which is a central player to induce X-chromosome inactivation in female mammals and has two major splicing variants: long and short isoforms of Xist RNA. Although a differentiation-specific and a female-specific expression of Xist isoforms have been reported, the functional role of each Xist RNA isoform is largely unexplored...
December 9, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233895/disabling-a-type-i-e-crispr-cas-nuclease-with-a-bacteriophage-encoded-anti-crispr-protein
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April Pawluk, Megha Shah, Marios Mejdani, Charles Calmettes, Trevor F Moraes, Alan R Davidson, Karen L Maxwell
CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat)-Cas adaptive immune systems are prevalent defense mechanisms in bacteria and archaea. They provide sequence-specific detection and neutralization of foreign nucleic acids such as bacteriophages and plasmids. One mechanism by which phages and other mobile genetic elements are able to overcome the CRISPR-Cas system is through the expression of anti-CRISPR proteins. Over 20 different families of anti-CRISPR proteins have been described, each of which inhibits a particular type of CRISPR-Cas system...
December 12, 2017: MBio
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