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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352366/a-new-class-of-cest-experiment-based-on-selecting-different-magnetization-components-at-the-start-and-end-of-the-cest-relaxation-element-an-application-to-1h-cest
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Tairan Yuwen, Lewis E Kay
Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) experiments are becoming increasingly popular for investigating biomolecular exchange dynamics with rates on the order of approximately 50-500 s-1 and a rich toolkit of different methods has emerged over the past few years. Typically, experiments are based on the evolution of longitudinal magnetization, or in some cases two-spin order, during a fixed CEST relaxation delay, with the same class of magnetization prepared at the start and selected at end of the CEST period...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352310/leishmania-proteophosphoglycans-regurgitated-from-infected-sand-flies-accelerate-dermal-wound-repair-and-exacerbate-leishmaniasis-via-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-dependent-signalling
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Emilie Giraud, Tereza Lěstinová, Tamsyn Derrick, Oihane Martin, Rod J Dillon, Petr Volf, Ingrid Műller, Paul A Bates, Matthew E Rogers
Leishmania parasites are transmitted to vertebrate hosts by female phlebotomine sand flies as they bloodfeed by lacerating the upper capillaries of the dermis with their barbed mouthparts. In the sand fly midgut secreted proteophosphoglycans from Leishmania form a biological plug known as the promastigote secretory gel (PSG), which blocks the gut and facilitates the regurgitation of infective parasites. The interaction between the wound created by the sand fly bite and PSG is not known. Here we nanoinjected a sand fly egested dose of PSG into BALB/c mouse skin that lead to the differential expression of 7,907 transcripts...
January 19, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351844/interactome-screening-identifies-the-er-luminal-chaperone-hsp47-as-a-regulator-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-transducer-ire1%C3%AE
#3
Denisse Sepulveda, Diego Rojas-Rivera, Diego A Rodríguez, Jody Groenendyk, Andres Köhler, Cynthia Lebeaupin, Shinya Ito, Hery Urra, Amado Carreras-Sureda, Younis Hazari, Mireille Vasseur-Cognet, Maruf M U Ali, Eric Chevet, Gisela Campos, Patricio Godoy, Tomas Vaisar, Béatrice Bailly-Maitre, Kazuhiro Nagata, Marek Michalak, Jimena Sierralta, Claudio Hetz
Maintenance of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) proteostasis is controlled by a dynamic signaling network known as the unfolded protein response (UPR). IRE1α is a major UPR transducer, determining cell fate under ER stress. We used an interactome screening to unveil several regulators of the UPR, highlighting the ER chaperone Hsp47 as the major hit. Cellular and biochemical analysis indicated that Hsp47 instigates IRE1α signaling through a physical interaction. Hsp47 directly binds to the ER luminal domain of IRE1α with high affinity, displacing the negative regulator BiP from the complex to facilitate IRE1α oligomerization...
January 18, 2018: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351090/parasitic-infections-of-the-skin-and-subcutaneous-tissues
#4
Andrew P Norgan, Bobbi S Pritt
A variety of arthropods, protozoa, and helminths infect the skin and subcutaneous tissues and may be identified by anatomic pathologists in standard cytology and histology preparations. The specific organisms seen vary greatly with the patient's exposure history, including travel to or residence in endemic countries. Arthropods are the most commonly encountered parasites in the skin and subcutaneous tissues and include Sarcoptes scabei, Demodex species, Tunga penetrans, and myiasis-causing fly larvae. Protozoal parasites such as Leishmania may also be common in some settings...
January 18, 2018: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351019/keystone-individuals-alter-ecological-and-evolutionary-consumer-resource-dynamics
#5
Denon Start
Intraspecific variation is central to our understanding of evolution and ecology, but these fields generally consider either the mean trait value or its variance. Alternatively, the keystone individual concept from behavioral ecology posits that a single individual with an extreme phenotype can have disproportionate and irreplaceable effects on group dynamics. Here, I generalize this concept to include nonbehavioral traits and broader ecological and evolutionary dynamics. I test for the effects of individuals with extreme phenotypes on the ecology and evolution of a gall-forming fly and its natural enemies that select for opposite gall sizes...
February 2018: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350389/three-dimensional-visualization-of-coronary-sinus-ostium-from-the-inside-right-atrium-perspective
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Rafał Młynarski, Agnieszka Młynarska, Krzysztof S Gołba, Maciej Sosnowski
BACKGROUND: There is no in vivo method of coronary sinus visualization from the right atrium perspective. The objective of the study was to create a cardiac computed tomography angiography (CT) - based method of visualizing the coronary sinus ostium and the Thebesian valve from the inside right atrium perspective. METHODS: In 78 consecutive patients, a cardiac CT angiography (Aquilion 64, Toshiba) with retrospective gating (slice 0.5mm) was performed. Raw data were reconstructed on Vitrea 2 workstations (Vital Images)...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350147/fly-reservoir-associated-with-wohlfahrtiimonas-bacteremia-in-a-human
#7
Jesse H Bonwitt, Michael Tran, Elizabeth A Dykstra, Kaye Eckmann, Melissa E Bell, Michael Leadon, Melissa Sixberry, William A Glover
Wohlfahrtiimonas species bacteria were isolated from the bloodstream of a patient with septicemia and wound myiasis. Environmental investigations identified a Wohlfahrtiimonas sp. among insects in the Americas and in a previously undescribed vector, the green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata). The isolates possibly represent a new species within the genus Wohlfahrtiimonas.
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349723/species-diversity-and-tissue-specific-dispersal-of-necrophagous-diptera-on-human-bodies
#8
Victoria Bernhardt, Miklós Bálint, Marcel A Verhoff, Jens Amendt
In forensic entomology, many studies analyze fly activity and succession on dead bodies by using pig cadavers and a variety of small baited traps. Data on real human bodies are very rare. To address this shortcoming, we analyzed the fly fauna of 51 human bodies in Germany. Sex, age, place of discovery, and presumed time of death were noted. Larvae were sampled during autopsy according to body region or tissue. For every infested region, the total number of fly larvae were estimated and classified into categories of 1-10, 11-50, and 50+...
January 18, 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348307/non-mammalian-models-of-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2
#9
REVIEW
Tirtha K Das, Ross L Cagan
Twenty-five years ago, RET was identified as the primary driver of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) syndrome. MEN2 is characterized by several transformation events including pheochromocytoma, parathyroid adenoma and, especially penetrant, medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Overall, MTC is a rare but aggressive type of thyroid cancer for which no effective treatment currently exists. Surgery, radiation, radioisotope treatment and chemotherapeutics have all shown limited success, and none of these approaches have proven durable in advanced disease...
February 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345616/inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-in-cholinergic-projection-neurons-fully-rescues-aging-associated-olfactory-circuit-degeneration-in-drosophila
#10
Ashiq Hussain, Atefeh Pooryasin, Mo Zhang, Laura F Loschek, Marco La Fortezza, Anja B Friedrich, Catherine-Marie Blais, Habibe K Üçpunar, Vicente A Yépez, Martin Lehmann, Nicolas Gompel, Julien Gagneur, Stephan J Sigrist, Ilona C Grunwald Kadow
Loss of the sense of smell is among the first signs of natural aging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Cellular and molecular mechanisms promoting this smell loss are not understood. Here, we show that Drosophila melanogaster also loses olfaction before vision with age. Within the olfactory circuit, cholinergic projection neurons show a reduced odor response accompanied by a defect in axonal integrity and reduction in synaptic marker proteins. Using behavioral functional screening, we pinpoint that expression of the mitochondrial reactive oxygen scavenger SOD2 in cholinergic projection neurons is necessary and sufficient to prevent smell degeneration in aging flies...
January 18, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345127/monochlorinated-to-octachlorinated-polychlorinated-dibenzo%C3%A2-p%C3%A2-dioxin-and-dibenzofuran-emissions-in-sintering-fly-ash-from-multiple-field-electrostatic-precipitators
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Mengjing Wang, Qianqian Li, Wenbin Liu, Mingliang Fang, Ying Han
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran (PCDD/F) emissions in fly ash from multiple-field electrostatic precipitators in different sized sintering plants were studied. The monochlorinated-trichlorinated and tetrachlorinated-octachlorinated PCDD/F concentrations were higher for small plants (90 m2) than for medium (91-180 m2) and large (>180 m2) plants. The PCDD/F concentrations and less-chlorinated PCDD/F contributions to the total PCDD/F concentrations increased as the fly ash particle size decreased moving through the precipitator stages; the abundance of monochlorinated-trichlorinated PCDD/F congeners and homologues also increased...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345102/the-mycobiota-of-the-sand-fly-phlebotomus-perniciosus-involvement-of-yeast-symbionts-in-uric-acid-metabolism
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Elena Martin, Ilaria Varotto Boccazzi, Leone De Marco, Gioia Bongiorno, Matteo Montagna, Luciano Sacchi, Priscilla Mensah, Irene Ricci, Luigi Gradoni, Claudio Bandi, Sara Epis
The knowledge of the fungal mycobiota of arthropods, including the vectors of human and animal diseases, is still limited. Here, we investigated the mycobiota associated with the sand fly Phlebotomus perniciosus, the main vector of leishmaniasis in the western Mediterranean area, by a culture-dependent approach (microbiological analyses and sequencing of the 26S rRNA gene), internal transcribed spacer (ITS) rRNA amplicon-based next-generation sequencing, fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH), and genome sequencing of the dominant yeast species...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345010/genetic-variation-in-the-shape-of-cold-survival-curves-in-a-single-fly-population-suggests-potential-for-selection-from-climate-variability
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Nicholas M Teets, Daniel A Hahn
Temperature variation is one of the primary challenges facing ectotherms, and the ability to tolerate a range of thermal environments is critical for setting current and future species distributions. Low temperature is particularly challenging for ectotherms because winter conditions have strong latitudinal and temporal variation. Lower lethal temperature (LLT) is a common metric of cold tolerance used in studies of local adaptation and plasticity. Comparisons of LLT across groups typically assume parallel S-shaped survival curves, but genetic variation in the shape of survival vs...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344880/the-role-of-zinc-in-urinary-stone-disease
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REVIEW
Armando Luis Negri
In recent years, the role of trace elements in lithogenesis has received steadily increasing attention. It is well documented that some trace elements can influence the morphology and speed of the crystallization process. Zinc has been found in significant amounts in calcium stones relative or organic stones (uric acid and cystine), probably substituting calcium in crystals because of their similarity in charge and size. High Zn levels are present in carbapatite of Randal's plaques suggesting that zinc could promote calcium phosphate deposition in the medullar interstitium...
January 17, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343813/the-drosophila-gr28bd-product-is-a-non-specific-cation-channel-that-can-be-used-as-a-novel-thermogenetic-tool
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Aditi Mishra, Autoosa Salari, Benton R Berigan, Kayla C Miguel, Marzie Amirshenava, Abbey Robinson, Benjamin C Zars, Jenna L Lin, Lorin S Milescu, Mirela Milescu, Troy Zars
Extrinsic control of single neurons and neuronal populations is a powerful approach for understanding how neural circuits function. Adding new thermogenetic tools to existing optogenetic and other forms of intervention will increase the complexity of questions that can be addressed. A good candidate for developing new thermogenetic tools is the Drosophila gustatory receptor family, which has been implicated in high-temperature avoidance behavior. We examined the five members of the Gr28b gene cluster for temperature-dependent properties via three approaches: biophysical characterization in Xenopus oocytes, functional calcium imaging in Drosophila motor neurons, and behavioral assays in adult Drosophila...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343494/uncovering-genomic-regions-associated-with-trypanosoma-infections-in-wild-populations-of-the-tsetse-fly-glossina-fuscipes
#16
Andrea Gloria-Soria, W Augustine Dunn, Xiaoqing Yu, Aurélien Vigneron, Kuang-Yao Lee, Mo Li, Brian L Weiss, Hongyu Zhao, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone
Vector-borne diseases are responsible for more than one million deaths every year but genomic resources for most species responsible for their transmission are limited. This is true for neglected diseases such as sleeping sickness (Human African Trypanosomiasis), a disease caused by Trypanosoma parasites vectored by several species of tseste flies within the genus Glossina We describe an integrative approach that identifies statistical associations between trypanosome infection status of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes (Gff) flies from Uganda, for which functional studies are complicated because the species cannot be easily maintained in laboratory colonies, and ~73,000 polymorphic sites distributed across the genome...
January 17, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343316/black-soldier-fly-larva-fat-inclusion-in-finisher-broiler-chicken-diet-as-an-alternative-fat-source
#17
A Schiavone, S Dabbou, M De Marco, M Cullere, I Biasato, E Biasibetti, M T Capucchio, S Bergagna, D Dezzutto, M Meneguz, F Gai, A Dalle Zotte, L Gasco
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of partial or total replacement of finisher diet soybean oil with black soldier fly (Hermethia illucens L.; HI) larva fat on the growth performance, carcass traits, blood parameters, intestinal morphology and histological features of broiler chickens. At 21 days of age, a total of 120 male broiler chickens (Ross 308) were randomly allocated to three experimental groups (five replicates and eight birds/pen). To a basal control diet (C; 68.7 g/kg as fed of soybean oil), either 50% or 100% of the soybean oil was replaced with HI larva fat (HI50 and HI100 group, respectively)...
January 18, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340784/a-new-flesh-fly-species-diptera-sarcophagidae-parasitic-on-leptodactylid-frogs
#18
Pablo Ricardo Mulieri, Eduardo Federico Schaefer, Marta Inés Duré, Cynthya Elizabeth González
Here we describe a new species of sarcophagid fly reared from larvae found feeding on three species of leptodactylid frogs collected in subtropical Corrientes Province in northeastern Argentina. Our species description is based on adult male and female external morphology and genitalia. Adult males and females of the new species were associated with certainty because all specimens studied were reared from single clutches of larvae on each of three infested frogs. Thus, adult males and females reared from each clutch were siblings that emerged almost simultaneously...
January 17, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339985/butterfly-sprint-swimming-technique-analysis-of-somatic-and-spatial-temporal-coordination-variables
#19
Marek Strzała, Arkadiusz Stanula, Piotr Krężałek, Andrzej Ostrowski, Marcin Kaca, Grzegorz Głąb
The aim of this study was to investigate somatic properties and force production of leg extensor muscles measured in the countermovement jump test (CMJ), as well as to analyse kinematic variables of sprint surface butterfly swimming. Thirty-four male competitive swimmers were recruited with an average age of 19.3 ± 1.83 years. Their average body height (BH) was 183.7 ± 5.93 cm, body fat content 10.8 ± 2.64% and body mass (BM) 78.3 ± 5.0 kg. Length measurements of particular body segments were taken and a counter movement jump (CMJ) as well as an all-out 50 m butterfly speed test were completed...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339768/the-characterization-of-the-circadian-clock-in-the-olive-fly-bactrocera-oleae-diptera-tephritidae-reveals-a-drosophila-like-organization
#20
Enrico Bertolini, Christa Kistenpfennig, Pamela Menegazzi, Alexander Keller, Martha Koukidou, Charlotte Helfrich-Förster
The olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae, is the single most important pest for the majority of olive plantations. Oxitec's self-limiting olive fly technology (OX3097D-Bol) offers an alternative management approach to this insect pest. Because of previously reported asynchrony in the mating time of wild and laboratory strains, we have characterized the olive fly circadian clock applying molecular, evolutionary, anatomical and behavioural approaches. Here we demonstrate that the olive fly clock relies on a Drosophila melanogaster-like organization and that OX3097D-Bol carries a functional clock similar to wild-type strains, confirming its suitability for operational use...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
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