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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109204/aquaspirillum-soli-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-soil-sample-in-the-people-s-republic-of-china
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Gabriela Moya, Huan Trinh, Zheng-Fei Yan, KyungHwa Won, Jung-Eun Yang, Qi-Jun Wang, MooChang Kook, Tae-Hoo Yi
A Gram-stain-negative, smooth, opaque, white pigmented, helical-shaped and motile bacterium by means of bipolar tufts of flagella, catalase- and oxidase-positive, grew under microaerophilic conditions, was isolated from soil sample of a reed pond in Shangqiu, Henan province, P. R. China. The strain named THG-SQE6T grows well at 25-42 oC, pH 6.5-7.5 and in the presence of 0-1 % (w/v) NaCl. The phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that the strain THG-SQE6T was most closely related to Aquaspirillum serpens IAM 13944T (97...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109190/qtl-mapping-and-candidate-genes-for-resistance-to-fusarium-ear-rot-and-fumonisin-contamination-in-maize
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Valentina Maschietto, Cinzia Colombi, Raul Pirona, Giorgio Pea, Francesco Strozzi, Adriano Marocco, Laura Rossini, Alessandra Lanubile
BACKGROUND: Fusarium verticillioides is a common maize pathogen causing ear rot (FER) and contamination of the grains with the fumonisin B1 (FB1) mycotoxin. Resistance to FER and FB1 contamination are quantitative traits, affected by environmental conditions, and completely resistant maize genotypes to the pathogen are so far unknown. In order to uncover genomic regions associated to reduced FER and FB1 contamination and identify molecular markers for assisted selection, an F2:3 population of 188 progenies was developed crossing CO441 (resistant) and CO354 (susceptible) genotypes...
January 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109022/itpa-polymorphism-correlates-with-the-reductions-in-hemoglobin-concentration-and-ribavirin-dose-during-sofosbuvir-and-ribavirin-therapy
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Ritsuzo Kozuka, Hoang Hai, Yuga Teranishi, Hiroyuki Motoyama, Etsushi Kawamura, Atsushi Hagihara, Sawako Uchida-Kobayashi, Hiroyasu Morikawa, Masaru Enomoto, Yoshiki Murakami, Norifumi Kawada, Akihiro Tamori
BACKGROUND AND AIM: It is unclear whether polymorphism in the inosine triphosphatase (ITPA) gene correlates with the reduction in hemoglobin (Hb) concentrations during sofosbuvir (SOF) and ribavirin (RBV) therapy. We investigated the effects of the ITPA polymorphism in Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 2 infection treated with SOF/RBV therapy. METHODS: In 106 patients treated with SOF/RBV therapy, we assessed the effects of the ITPA polymorphism (rs1127354) on anemia, RBV dose reduction, and sustained virological response (SVR)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109003/eradication-of-hcv-and-non-liver-related-non-aids-related-events-in-hiv-hcv-coinfection
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Juan Berenguer, Elena Rodríguez-Castellano, Ana Carrero, Miguel A Von Wichmann, Marta Montero, María J Galindo, Josep Mallolas, Manuel Crespo, María J Téllez, Carmen Quereda, José Sanz, Carlos Barros, Cristina Tural, Ignacio Santos, Federico Pulido, Josep M Guardiola, Rafael Rubio, Enrique Ortega, María L Montes, Juan J Jusdado, Gabriel Gaspar, Herminia Esteban, José M Bellón, Juan González-García
: We assessed non-liver-related non-AIDS-related (NLR-NAR) events and mortality in a cohort of HIV/HCV-coinfected patients treated with interferon and ribavirin between 2000 and 2008. The censoring date was May 31, 2014. Cox regression analysis was performed to assess the adjusted hazard rate (HR) of overall death in responders and non-responders. Fine and Gray regression analysis was conducted to determine the adjusted sub-hazard rate (sHR) of NLR deaths and NLR-NAR events considering death as the competing risk...
January 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108997/risk-of-high-grade-precancerous-lesions-and-invasive-cancers-in-high-risk-hpv-positive-women-with-normal-cervix-or-cin-1-at-baseline-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Srabani Mittal, Partha Basu, Richard Muwonge, Dipanwita Banerjee, Ishita Ghosh, Mitali Mukherjee Sengupta, Pradip Das, Priatosh Dey, Ranajit Mandal, Chinmay Panda, Jaydip Biswas, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan
Infection with High-risk Human Papillomavirus (HR-HPV) is transient and clears on its own in majority of the women. Only a few women who have persistent infection may finally develop Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) or cervical cancer in later years. The risk of progression in the HR-HPV positive women with normal cervix or low grade lesion on colposcopy and histopathology at baseline is less studied. We performed a longitudinal study on 650 HR-HPV positive women with colposcopy and/or histopathology proved normal or CIN1 diagnosis at baselineto assess the cumulative risk of development of high-grade CIN...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108869/molecular-identification-of-malassezia-species-in-patients-with-malassezia-folliculitis-in-sfax-tunisia
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F Cheikhrouhou, R Guidara, A Masmoudi, H Trabelsi, S Neji, H Sellami, F Makni, A Ayadi
AIM: Malassezia folliculitis is caused by the invasion of hair follicles by large numbers of Malassezia cells. Several Malassezia researches still use cultures, morphology and biochemical techniques. The aim of this study was to identify Malassezia species isolated from patients diagnosed with folliculitis, at the Parasitology and Mycology Laboratory of Sfax University Hospital, and to explore the genetic diversity of Malassezia by using PCR-RFLP and PCR-sequencing targeting the rDNA region of the Malassezia genome...
January 20, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108859/the-arc-gene-confers-genetic-susceptibility-to-alzheimer-s-disease-in-han-chinese
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Rui Bi, Li-Li Kong, Min Xu, Guo-Dong Li, Deng-Feng Zhang, Tao Li, Yiru Fang, Chen Zhang, Buchang Zhang, Yong-Gang Yao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. The deposition of β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques in the brain was considered one of the main neuropathological hallmarks of AD. As the loss of synapses always occurs during AD progression, AD has been gradually regarded as a "synaptopathy." The activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein (Arc) was recently identified as a key factor for AD due to its active roles in synaptic plasticity, learning, memory, and Aβ generation. However, there is little evidence to support the association of the Arc gene with AD...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108849/toll-like-receptor-4-affects-the-cerebral-biochemical-changes-induced-by-mptp-treatment
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Carmela Conte, Luca Roscini, Roccaldo Sardella, Giuseppina Mariucci, Stefania Scorzoni, Tommaso Beccari, Laura Corte
The etiology and pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) are still unclear. However, multiple lines of evidence suggest a critical role of the toll like receptor 4 (TLR4) in inflammatory response and neuronal death. Neuroinflammation may be associated with the misfolding and aggregation of proteins accompanied by a change in their secondary structure. Recent findings also suggest that biochemical perturbations in cerebral lipid content could contribute to the pathogenesis of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, including PD...
January 21, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108804/antigenic-and-genotypic-characterization-of-rabies-virus-isolated-from-bats-mammalia-chiroptera-from-municipalities-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-southeastern-brazil
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Benedito Donizete Menozzi, Rafael de Novaes Oliveira, Laís Moraes Paiz, Virgínia Bodelão Richini-Pereira, Helio Langoni
Bats have aroused growing attention in the public health sphere because they are considered the main reservoir of rabies virus (RABV) in the Americas, in places where canine rabies is under control. Antigenic and genetic studies of RABV isolates have been used to describe the epidemiological profile of rabies and to identify possible hosts/reservoirs for different epidemiological cycles. This study describes the antigenic and genotypic characterization of 19 RABV isolates from central nervous system samples of non-hematophagous bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera)...
January 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108749/deinococcus-malanensis-sp-nov-isolated-from-radiation-polluted-soil
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Jing Zhu, Shan-Hui Li, Qi-Yong Tang, Min Chu, Wei Wang, Nimaichand Salam, Li Li, Wael N Hozzein, Zhi-Dong Zhang, Wen-Jun Li
A Gram-staining positive, non-spore forming, short rod-shaped and coccus-shaped, non-motile, pink-colored, gamma- and UV-resistant strain, designated T93(T) was isolated from soil of Malan area in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Northwest China. The taxonomic position of the new isolate was determined using a polyphasic approach. Strain T93(T) shared the highest 16 S rRNA gene sequence similarity with Deinococcus deserti VCD115(T) (97.54%). The genomic DNA G+C content of the isolate T93(T) was 61.7 mol%...
January 20, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108681/re-emergence-of-methicillin-susceptibility-in-a-resistant-lineage-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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Alice Ledda, James R Price, Kevin Cole, Martin J Llewelyn, Angela M Kearns, Derrick W Crook, John Paul, Xavier Didelot
OBJECTIVES: MRSA is a leading cause of hospital-associated infection. Acquired resistance is encoded by the mecA gene or its homologue mecC, but little is known about the evolutionary dynamics involved in gain and loss of resistance. The objective of this study was to obtain an expanded understanding of Staphylococcus aureus methicillin resistance microevolution in vivo, by focusing on a single lineage. METHODS: We compared the whole-genome sequences of 231 isolates from a single epidemic lineage [clonal complex 30 (CC30) and spa-type t018] of S...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108637/tomm40-523-variant-and-cognitive-decline-in-older-persons-with-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B53-3-genotype
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Lei Yu, Michael W Lutz, Robert S Wilson, Daniel K Burns, Allen D Roses, Ann M Saunders, Chris Gaiteri, Philip L De Jager, Lisa L Barnes, David A Bennett
OBJECTIVE: To interrogate a poly-T variant (rs10524523, '523) in TOMM40, a gene adjacent to the APOE gene on chromosome 19, in older persons with APOE ε3/3 homozygosity for association with cognitive decline, the clinical hallmark of Alzheimer disease (AD). METHODS: Data came from participants in 2 cohort studies of aging and dementia who underwent annual clinical evaluations for up to 21 years. APOE and TOMM40'523 genotypes were determined from DNA from blood or brain samples...
January 20, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108636/serelaxin-treatment-promotes-adaptive-hypertrophy-but-does-not-prevent-heart-failure-in-experimental-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Justus Nonhoff, Melanie Ricke-Hoch, Mirco Mueller, Britta Stapel, Tobias Pfeffer, Martina Kasten, Michaela Scherr, Constantin von Kaisenberg, Johann Bauersachs, Arash Haghikia, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
AIMS: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a systolic left ventricular dysfunction developing in the peripartum phase in previously healthy women. Relaxin-2 is a pregnancy hormone with potential beneficial effects in heart failure patients. We evaluated Relaxin-2 as a potential diagnostic marker and/or a therapeutic agent in PPCM. METHODS AND RESULTS: In healthy peripartum women, serum Relaxin-2 levels (measured by ELISA in the second half of pregnancy) were elevated showing a decreasing trend in the first postpartum week and returned to non-pregnant levels thereafter...
January 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108624/inflammatory-molecule-psgl-1-deficiency-activates-macrophages-to-promote-colorectal-cancer-growth-through-nf-kappab-signaling
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Jiangchao Li, Zeqi Zhou, Xiaohan Zhang, Li Zheng, Dan He, Yuxiang Ye, Qian-Qian Zhang, Cui-Ling Qi, Xiao-Dong He, Chen Yu, Chun-Kui Shao, Liang Qiao, Lijing Wang
: P-selectin glycoprotein ligand 1 (SELPLG/PSGL-1) is an inflammatory molecule that is functionally related to immune cell differentiation and leukocyte mobilization. However, the role of PSGL-1 in tumor development remains unknown. Therefore, this study investigates the mechanistic role of PSGL-1 in the development of intestinal tumors in colorectal cancer (CRC). ApcMin/+ mice, are highly susceptible to spontaneous intestinal adenoma formation, and were crossbred with PSGL1-null mice to generate compound transgenic mice with a ApcMin/+;PSGL-1-/- genotype...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108551/genotype-calling-from-population-genomic-sequencing-data
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Takahiro Maruki, Michael Lynch
Genotype calling plays important roles in population-genomic studies, which have been greatly accelerated by sequencing technologies. To take full advantage of the resultant information, we have developed maximum-likelihood (ML) methods for calling genotypes from high-throughput sequencing data. As the statistical uncertainties associated with sequencing data depend on depths of coverage, we have developed two types of genotype callers. One approach is appropriate for low-coverage sequencing data, and incorporates population-level information on genotype frequencies and error rates pre-estimated by an ML method...
January 20, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108469/blood-rna-biomarkers-in-prodromal-park4-and-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-show-role-of-complexin-1-loss-for-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Suna Lahut, Suzana Gispert, Özgür Ömür, Candan Depboylu, Kay Seidel, Jorge Antolio Domínguez-Bautista, Nadine Brehm, Hülya Tireli, Karl Hackmann, Caroline Pirkevi, Barbara Leube, Vincent Ries, Kerstin Reim, Nils Brose, Wilfred F den Dunnen, Madrid Johnson, Zsuzsanna Wolf, Marc Schindewolf, Wiebke Schrempf, Kathrin Reetz, Peter Young, David Vadasz, Achilleas S Frangakis, Evelin Schröck, Helmuth Steinmetz, Marina Jendrach, Udo Rüb, Ayşe Nazlı Başak, Wolfgang Oertel, Georg Auburger
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a frequent neurodegenerative process at old age. Accumulation and aggregation of the lipid-binding SNARE complex component alpha-synuclein (SNCA) underlies this vulnerability and defines stages of disease progression. Determinants of SNCA levels and mechanisms of SNCA neurotoxicity are intensely investigated. In view of physiological SNCA roles in blood to modulate vesicle release, we studied blood samples from a new large pedigree with SNCA gene duplication (PARK4 mutation), to identify effects of SNCA gain-of-function as potential disease biomarkers...
January 20, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108398/association-between-butyrylcholinesterase-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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António José Gabriel, Maria Rosário Almeida, Maria Helena Ribeiro, João Durães, Miguel Tábuas-Pereira, Ana Cristina Pinheiro, Rui Pascoal, Isabel Santana, Inês Baldeiras
The deficit of cholinergic activity is one of the main findings in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and is related to the synthesis of acetylcholine, and the hydrolysing enzymes, acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE). Together with the Apolipoprotein E-ε4 allele (ApoE-ε4), the BuChE-K variant has been proposed to increase AD risk in certain populations. In addition, this polymorphism has been associated with a lower capacity to attenuate β-amyloid aggregation. In the present study we explored the interaction of the BuChE-K variant with its activity in CSF, conventional AD biomarkers and ApoE genotype...
January 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108391/diversity-of-the-subspecies-bifidobacterium-animalis-subsp-lactis
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Vera Bunesova, Jiri Killer, Barbora Javurkova, Eva Vlkova, Vaclav Tejnecky, Sarka Musilova, Vojtech Rada
Strains of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis are well-known health-promoting probiotics used commercially. B. animalis subsp. lactis has been isolated from different sources, and little is known about animal isolates of this taxon. The aim of this study was to examine the genotypic and phenotypic diversity between B. animalis subsp. lactis strains different animal hosts including Cameroon sheep, Barbary sheep, okapi, mouflon, German shepard) and to compare to BB12, food isolates and the collection strain DSM 10140...
January 17, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108232/ns5a-resistance-associated-substitutions-in-patients-with-genotype-1-hepatitis-c-virus-prevalence-and-effect-on-treatment-outcome
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Stefan Zeuzem, Masashi Mizokami, Stephen Pianko, Alessandra Mangia, Kwang-Hyub Han, Ross Martin, Evguenia Svarovskaia, Hadas Dvory-Sobol, Brian Doehle, Charlotte Hedskog, Chohee Yun, Diana M Brainard, Steven Knox, John G McHutchison, Michael D Miller, Hongmei Mo, Wan-Long Chuang, Ira Jacobson, Gregory J Dore, Mark Sulkowski
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of NS5A inhibitors for the treatment of patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be affected by the presence of NS5A resistance-associated substitutions (RASs). We analyzed data from 35 phase 1, 2, and 3 studies in 22 countries to determine the pretreatment prevalence of various NS5A RASs, and their effect on outcomes of treatment with ledipasvir-sofosbuvir in patients with genotype 1 HCV. METHODS: NS5A gene deep sequencing analysis was performed on samples from 5,397 patients in Gilead clinical trials...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108127/g-enome-wide-association-study-in-takotsubo-syndrome-preliminary-results-and-future-directions
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Ingo Eitel, Christian Moeller, Matthias Munz, Thomas Stiermaier, Thomas Meitinger, Holger Thiele, Jeanette Erdmann
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is an acute non-ischemic cardiomyopathy characterized by transient regional systolic dysfunction of the left and/or right ventricle with still unknown etiology. The aim of the current study was to conduct for the first time a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in a cohort of TS patients to identify potential genetic risk variants. METHODS: This single-center study was conducted at the University Heart Center Lübeck from 2008 to 2016...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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