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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440392/suppressive-role-of-diallyl-trisul%C3%AF-de-in-the-activated-platelet-mediated-hematogenous-metastasis-of-mda-mb-231-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Yuping Liu, Yang Zhao, Yingyu Wang, Pingting Zhu, Zhonghong Wei, Siliang Wang, Li Tao, Zhaoguo Liu, Hongyan Wu, Xiaobo Sheng, Yin Lu
Accumulating evidence has indicated that garlic consumption may reduce the risk of developing several types of cancer, and extensive studies have revealed the effects of its bioactive component, diallyl trisulfide (DATS), on the proliferation and apoptosis of tumor cells. The present study was undertaken to examine whether DATS affects hematogenous metastasis. In view of the dynamic crosstalk interplayed by tumor cells and platelets in hematogenous metastasis, we attempted to demonstrate the role of DATS in the metastatic behavior of MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells, which were co-incubated with activated platelets...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438864/partial-deletions-of-y-chromosome-in-infertile-men-with-non-obstructive-azoospermia-and-oligoasthenoteratozoospermia-in-a-turkish-population
#2
Cemallettin Cengiz Beyaz, Sezgin Gunes, Kadir Onem, Tuba Kulac, Ramazan Asci
Many genetic alterations have been identified to aid in understanding the genetic basis of male infertility, however, the cause of 30% of male infertility remains unknown. Some studies indicated that subdeletions of Y chromosome may be a reason for male infertility caused by testicular failure. In this regard, we aimed to investigate frequency of AZFc region subdeletions and their clinical effects in patients with idiopathic infertility. A total of 333 male infertile patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) or oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT), and 87 normozoospermic controls were screened to detect gr/gr, b1/b3 and b2/b3 subdeletions...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437453/three-dominant-awnless-genes-in-common-wheat-fine-mapping-interaction-and-contribution-to-diversity-in-awn-shape-and-length
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Motohiro Yoshioka, Julio C M Iehisa, Ryoko Ohno, Tatsuro Kimura, Hiroyuki Enoki, Satoru Nishimura, Shuhei Nasuda, Shigeo Takumi
The awn is a long needle-like structure formed at the tip of the lemma in the florets of some grass species. It plays a role in seed dispersal and protection against animals, and can contribute to the photosynthetic activity of spikes. Three main dominant inhibitors of awn development (Hd, B1 and B2) are known in hexaploid wheat, but the causal genes have not been cloned yet and a genetic association with awn length diversity has been found only for the B1 allele. To analyze the prevalence of these three awning inhibitors, we attempted to predict the genotypes of 189 hexaploid wheat varieties collected worldwide using markers tightly linked to these loci...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437226/first-report-of-prevalence-of-ctx-m-15-producing-escherichia-coli-o25b-st131-from-iran
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Mohammad Hasan Namaei, Masoud Yousefi, Masoud Ziaee, Alireza Salehabadi, Malaknaz Ghannadkafi, Elham Amini, Parvin Askari
The emergence of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) as a multidrug-resistant and virulent pathogen represents a major challenge to public health globally. Recently, the O25b/ST131 E. coli producing CTX-M-15 with high virulence potential has been reported worldwide, but has received little attention in Iran. This study is the first in Iran to specifically determine the spread of the O25b/ST131 clone producing CTX-M-15 among E. coli isolates belonging to the B2 phylogenetic group. ST131 clone in phylogenetic group B2 was detected based on PCR detection of ST131-specific single-nucleotide polymorphisms in mdh and gyrB...
February 16, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436258/thrombopoietin-and-platelet-aggregation-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#5
Sanne Bøjet Larsen, Erik Lerkevang Grove, Søs Neergaard-Petersen, Morten Würtz, Anne-Mette Hvas, Steen Dalby Kristensen
Thrombopoietin (TPO) may facilitate platelet activation and aggregation. However, data on the impact of TPO on platelet aggregation in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) are scarce. We aimed to investigate associations between TPO and platelet aggregation and activation in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). We studied 900 stable CAD patients. Serum TPO was assessed by ELISA. Platelet aggregation was evaluated using the Multiplate Analyzer (agonists: arachidonic acid [AA] and collagen) and the VerifyNow Aspirin Assay...
April 24, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436039/nutrient-retention-values-and-cooking-yield-factors-for-three-south-african-lamb-and-mutton-cuts
#6
Salomina M van Heerden, Phillip E Strydom
BACKGROUND: Nutrient content of raw and cooked foods is important for formulation healthy diets. The retention of nutrients during cooking can be influenced by various factors including animal age, carcass characteristics and cooking method and these factors are often unique to specific countries. We studied the effects of animal age (lamb and mutton), carcass cut (shoulder, loin and leg) combined with cooking method (moist-heat and dry-heat) on yield and nutrient retention of selected nutrients of South African sheep carcasses...
April 23, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436021/burning-mouth-syndrome-results-of-screening-tests-for-vitamin-and-mineral-deficiencies-thyroid-hormone-and-glucose-levels-experience-at-mayo-clinic-over-a-decade
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Claudia S Morr Verenzuela, Mark D P Davis, Alison J Bruce, Rochelle R Torgerson
BACKGROUND: Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a disorder characterized by chronic mouth pain in the absence of objective clinical abnormalities. Vitamin or mineral deficiencies may have a role in BMS, but data regarding the prevalence and relevance of hematinic deficiencies are conflicting. We aimed to determine the frequency of specific laboratory abnormalities in patients with BMS. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the results of screening blood tests in patients with BMS at our institution between January 2003 and December 2013...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434876/dual-targeting-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-the-staphylococcus-aureus-fmn-riboswitch-disrupt-riboflavin-homeostasis-in-an-infectious-setting
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Hao Wang, Paul A Mann, Li Xiao, Charles Gill, Andrew M Galgoci, John A Howe, Artjohn Villafania, Christopher M Barbieri, Juliana C Malinverni, Xinwei Sher, Todd Mayhood, Megan D McCurry, Nicholas Murgolo, Amy Flattery, Matthias Mack, Terry Roemer
Riboswitches are bacterial-specific, broadly conserved, non-coding RNA structural elements that control gene expression of numerous metabolic pathways and transport functions essential for cell growth. As such, riboswitch inhibitors represent a new class of potential antibacterial agents. Recently, we identified ribocil-C, a highly selective inhibitor of the flavin mononucleotide (FMN) riboswitch that controls expression of de novo riboflavin (RF, vitamin B2) biosynthesis in Escherichia coli. Here, we provide a mechanistic characterization of the antibacterial effects of ribocil-C as well as of roseoflavin (RoF), an antimetabolite analog of RF, among medically significant Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Enterococcus faecalis...
April 18, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434191/the-effect-of-parotid-gland-sparing-imrt-on-salivary-composition-flow-rate-and-xerostomia-measures
#9
Thomas M Richards, Tara Hurley, Lorna Grove, Kevin J Harrington, Guy H Carpenter, Gordon B Proctor, Christopher M Nutting
OBJECTIVES: To describe parotid gland (PG) saliva organic and inorganic composition and flow rate changes, after curative intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer (HNC) and analyse the relationship between PG saliva analytes and xerostomia measures. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-six patients recruited to five prospective phase 2 or 3 trials which assessed toxicity and efficacy of IMRT by HNC subsite, provided longitudinal PG salivas. Salivary flow rate, subjective and objective xerostomia measures were prospectively collected and salivas tested for inorganic and organic analytes...
April 23, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434149/solvent-dependent-transformation-of-aflatoxin-b1-in-soil
#10
James M Starr, Blake R Rushing, Mustafa I Selim
To date, all studies of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) transformation in soil or in purified mineral systems have identified aflatoxins B2 (AFB2) and G2 (AFG2) as the primary transformation products. However, identification in these studies was made using thin layer chromatography which has relatively low resolution, and these studies did not identify a viable mechanism by which such transformations would occur. Further, the use of methanol as the solvent delivery vehicle in these studies may have contributed to formation of artifactual transformation products...
April 22, 2017: Mycotoxin Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433770/preparation-of-low-digestible-and-viscoelastic-tigernut-cyperus-esculentus-starch-by-bacillus-acidopullulyticus-pullulanase
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Xiaolei Li, Jingchao Fu, Yujuan Wang, Fumin Ma, Dan Li
Tigernut starch is an underutilized food resource. In this study, pullulanase (PUL) hydrolysis was used to change its physiochemical properties for different food applications. The content of low digestible fractions, resistant starch and slow digestible starch, in PUL modified tigernut starch significantly increased from 2.03% to 25.08% (P <0.05) using 120U/g starch of PUL in the debranching reaction. The paste or dispersion of PUL modified tigernut starch had a significantly decreased viscoelasticity (P <0...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433593/tissue-distribution-and-metabolism-of-triadimefon-and-triadimenol-enantiomers-in-chinese-lizards-eremias-argus
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Jitong Li, Yinghuan Wang, Wei Li, Peng Xu, Baoyuan Guo, Jianzhong Li, Huili Wang
Triadimefon (TF, S-(+)-TF, R-(-)-TF) and its metabolite triadimenol (TN, TN-A1, A2 and TN-B1, B2) are two systemic fungicides and both of them are chiral pharmaceuticals which are widely used in agricultural industry. Many researches focused on the toxicity effects of triadimefon on mammals, while the ecotoxicological data of tiradimefon on reptiles is limited. In order to understand the toxicity mechanism of triadimefon in reptiles, the current study administrated S-(+)-TF or R-(-)-TF traidimefon (50mg/kg(bw)) to Chinese lizards (Eremias argus) respectively, the absorption, distribution of triadimefon and the formation of triadimenol were analysed at different sampling times...
April 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433057/low-cost-humic-acid-bonded-silica-as-an-effective-solid-phase-extraction-sorbent-for-convenient-determination-of-aflatoxins-in-edible-oils
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Neng-Zhi Zhou, Ping Liu, Xiao-Chuan Su, Yan-Hua Liao, Ning-Sheng Lei, Yong-Hong Liang, Shao-Huan Zhou, Wen-Si Lin, Jie Chen, Yu-Qi Feng, Yang Tang
Aflatoxins (AFs) are highly toxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic, and teratogenic secondary metabolites produced by the toxigenic fungi Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. AFs tend to contaminate a wide range of foods which is a serious and recurring food safety problem worldwide. Currently, immunoaffinity chromatography (IAC) has become the most conventional sample clean-up method for determining AFs in foodstuffs. However, IAC method is limited in the large-scale food analysis because it requires the use of expensive disposable cartridges and the IA procedure is time-consuming...
June 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431035/medical-symptom-validity-test-performance-following-moderate-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-expectations-based-on-orientation-log-classification
#14
Stephen N Macciocchi, Ronald T Seel, Angela Yi, Sarah Small
Objective: This study examined performance on the Medical Symptom Validity test (MSVT) during acute rehabilitation for moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) stratified by Orientation Log (O-Log) scores. Method: Participants were 77 prospectively enrolled persons who sustained moderate-severe TBI and were acutely hospitalized secondary to the cognitive, medical and physical sequelae of their TBI. Participants were administered neuropsychological metrics, the O-Log and the MSVT a mean of 44 days post injury...
May 1, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430950/effects-of-dissolved-oxygen-concentration-and-iron-addition-on-immediate-early-gene-expression-of-magnetospirillum-gryphiswaldense-msr-1
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Shiwen Zhuang, Diana Chinyere Anyaogu, Takeshi Kasama, Mhairi Workman, Uffe Hasbro Mortensen, Timothy John Hobley
We report effects of dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration and iron addition on gene expression of Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense MSR-1 cells during fermentations, focusing on 0.25-24 h after iron addition. The DO was strictly controlled at 0.5% or 5% O2, and compared with aerobic condition. Uptake of iron (and formation of magnetosomes) was only observed in the 0.5% O2 condition where there was little difference in cell growth and carbon consumption compared to the 5% O2 condition. Quantitative reverse transcription PCR analysis showed a rapid (within 0...
April 19, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430006/evolutionary-changes-in-lamin-expression-in-the-vertebrate-lineage
#16
Reimer Stick, Annette Peter
The nuclear lamina is involved in fundamental nuclear functions and provides mechanical stability to the nucleus. Lamin filaments form a meshwork closely apposed to the inner nuclear membrane and a small fraction of lamins exist in the nuclear interior. Mutations in lamin genes cause severe hereditary diseases, the laminopathies. During vertebrate evolution the lamin protein family has expanded. While most vertebrate genomes contain four lamin genes, encoding the lamins A, B1, B2, and LIII, the majority of non-vertebrate genomes harbor only a single lamin gene...
April 21, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429299/participation-of-c-h-protons-in-the-dissociation-of-a-proton-deficient-dipeptide
#17
Damodar Koirala, Sabyasachy Mistry, Paul G Wenthold
The dissociation of anionic dipeptides Phe*Gly and GlyPhe*, where Phe* refers to sulfonated phenyl alanine, has been investigated by using ion trap mass spectrometry. The dipeptides undergo collision-induced dissociation (CID) to give the same products, indicating that they rearrange to a common structure before dissociation. The rearrangement does not occur with the dipeptide methyl esters. The structures of the b2 ions were investigated to determine the effect that having a remote, anionic site has on product formation...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428252/low-frequency-blood-pressure-oscillations-and-inotrope-treatment-failure-in-premature-infants
#18
Zachary Andrew Vesoulis, Jessica Hao, Christopher McPherson, Nathalie El Ters, Amit M Mathur
BACKGROUND: The underlying mechanism as to why some hypotensive preterm infants do not respond to inotropic medications remains unclear. For these infants, we hypothesize that impaired vasomotor function is a significant factor and is manifested through a decrease in low-frequency blood pressure variability across regulatory components of vascular tone. METHODS: Infants born 28 weeks estimated gestational age underwent prospective recording of mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) for 72h after birth...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425253/association-of-the-cetp-gene-taqib-and-d442g-polymorphisms-with-essential-hypertension-in-the-chinese-mongolian-population
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Shudong Niu, Xiaoming Tao, Jingping Li, Yongyue Liu, Jian Wang, Mingyu Cong, Keyong Zhang, Wenyu Zhou, Changchun Qiu
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to explore the associations of the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene TaqIB and D442G polymorphisms with essential hypertension (EH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case-control study, 883 hypertensive patients and 1044 normal controls were randomly selected from the Mongolian population of China. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequencing of PCR products were used to identify the genotypes. Haplotype analysis was performed by estimating the haplotype frequencies using the online SHEsis package...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424739/rapid-screening-of-potential-phosphodiesterase-inhibitors-from-the-roots-of-ilex-pubescens-hook-et-arn-using-a-combination-of-ultrafiltration-and-lc-ms
#20
Zichen Liu, Zongtao Lin, Shizhong Chen, Lingjun Wang, Shaoxiang Xian
The cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE) plays an important role in regulating the levels of second messenger molecules cAMP and cGMP. Various PDE inhibitors have been successfully developed into drugs for targeted diseases. In addition, PDE inhibitors can also be found in different foods and natural medicines. In this study, ultrafiltration liquid chromatography-diode-array detector-electrospray ionization-ion-trap-time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (ultrafiltration LC-DAD-ESI-IT-TOF-MS) was applied to screen PDE inhibitors from the roots of Ilex pubescens Hook...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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