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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432093/diversity-of-integrative-and-conjugative-elements-of-streptococcus-salivarius-and-their-intra-and-interspecies-transfer
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Narimane Dahmane, Virginie Libante, Florence Charron-Bourgoin, Eric Guédon, Gérard Guédon, Nathalie Leblond-Bourget, Sophie Payot
Integrative and Conjugative Elements (ICEs) are widespread chromosomal mobile genetic elements, which can transfer autonomously by conjugation in bacteria. Thirteen ICEs with a conjugation module closely related to that of ICESt3 of Streptococcus thermophilus were characterized in Streptococcus salivarius by whole genome sequencing. Sequence comparison highlighted ICE evolution by shuffling of 3 different integration/excision modules (for integration in the 3' end of fda, rpsI or rpmG genes) with the conjugation module of the ICESt3 subfamily...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429140/a-phase-i-ii-study-on-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-with-real-time-tumor-tracking-using-cyberknife-based-on-the-monte-carlo-algorithm-for-lung-tumors
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Hiromitsu Iwata, Satoshi Ishikura, Taro Murai, Michio Iwabuchi, Mitsuhiro Inoue, Koshi Tatewaki, Seiji Ohta, Naoki Yokota, Yuta Shibamoto
BACKGROUND: In this phase I/II study, we assessed the safety and initial efficacy of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for lung tumors with real-time tumor tracking using CyberKnife based on the Monte Carlo algorithm. METHODS: Study subjects had histologically confirmed primary non-small-cell lung cancer staged as T1a-T2aN0M0 and pulmonary oligometastasis. The primary endpoint was the incidence of Grade ≥3 radiation pneumonitis (RP) within 180 days of the start of SBRT...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428117/cellular-non-nonlinear-network-model-of-microbial-fuel-cell
#3
Michail-Antisthenis Tsompanas, Andrew Adamatzky, Ioannis Ieropoulos, Neil Phillips, Georgios Ch Sirakoulis, John Greenman
A cellular non-linear network (CNN) is a uniform regular array of locally connected continuous-state machines, or nodes, which update their states simultaneously in discrete time. A microbial fuel cell (MFC) is an electro-chemical reactor using the metabolism of bacteria to drive an electrical current. In a CNN model of the MFC, each node takes a vector of states which represent geometrical characteristics of the cell, like the electrodes or impermeable borders, and quantify measurable properties like bacterial population, charges produced and hydrogen ion concentrations...
April 17, 2017: Bio Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428068/comparative-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiles-for-several-migrating-cell-types-identifies-cell-migration-regulators
#4
Young-Kyung Bae, Frank Macabenta, Heather Leigh Curtis, Angelike Stathopoulos
Cell migration is an instrumental process that ensures cells are properly positioned to support the specification of distinct tissue types during development. To provide insight, we used fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) to isolate two migrating cell types from the Drosophila embryo: caudal visceral mesoderm (CVM) cells, precursors of longitudinal muscles of the gut, and hemocytes (HCs), the Drosophila equivalent of blood cells. ~350 genes were identified from each of the sorted samples using RNA-seq, and in situ hybridization was used to confirm expression within each cell type or, alternatively, within other interacting, co-sorted cell types...
April 17, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427491/identification-of-a-newly-isolated-getah-virus-in-the-china-laos-border-china
#5
Yuan Yuan Li, Shi Hong Fu, Xiao Fang Guo, Wen Wen Lei, Xiao Long Li, Jing Dong Song, Lei Cao, Xiao Yan Gao, Zhi Lyu, Ying He, Huan Yu Wang, Xiao Jie Ren, Hong Ning Zhou, Gui Qin Wang, Guo Dong Liang
In this study, we isolated a virus strain (YN12031) from specimens of Armigeres subalbatus collected in the China-Laos border. BHK-21 cells infected with YN12031 exhibited an evident cytopathic effect (CPE) 32 h post-infection. The virus particles were spherical, 70 nm in diameter, and enveloped; they also featured surface fibers. Molecular genetic analysis revealed that YN12031 was closely related to alpha viruses such as Chikungunya virus and Sindbis virus, and located in the same clade as MM2021, the prototype of Getahvirus (GETV) isolated in Malaysia in 1955...
March 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424943/intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-attenuates-alcohol-induced-hepatosteatosis-in-mice
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Sulaiman R Hamarneh, Byeong-Moo Kim, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Sara A Morrison, Tyler J Tantillo, Qingsong Tao, Mussa M Rafat Mohamed, Juan M Ramirez, Aaron Karas, Wei Liu, Dong Hu, Abeba Teshager, Sarah Shireen Gul, Konstantinos P Economopoulos, Atul K Bhan, Madhu S Malo, Michael Y Choi, Richard A Hodin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bacterially derived factors from the gut play a major role in the activation of inflammatory pathways in the liver and in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease. The intestinal brush-border enzyme intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) detoxifies a variety of bacterial pro-inflammatory factors and also functions to preserve gut barrier function. The aim of this study was to investigate whether oral IAP supplementation could protect against alcohol-induced liver disease...
April 19, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423331/cell-intrinsic-defense-at-the-epithelial-border-wall-salmonella-pays-the-price
#7
Sky W Brubaker, Denise M Monack
Within the gut, Salmonella-infected enterocytes are expelled into the lumen, limiting pathogen replication. In this issue of Immunity, Rauch et al. (2017) expand our understanding of this cell-intrinsic response by characterizing the genetic determinants that control the expulsion and death of epithelial cells.
April 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419670/sglt2-and-sglt1-renal-expression-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Anna Solini, Chiara Rossi, Chiara Maria Mazzanti, Agnese Proietti, Hermann Koepsell, Ele Ferrannini
AIMS: The notion of an increased expression of SGLT2 in the kidney of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is based on a single ex vivo study of tubular cells harvested from the urine. DESIGN AND METHODS: We measured SGLT2 and SGLT1 expression in unaffected renal tissue from 19 T2DM patients and 20 age- and eGFR-matched nondiabetic subjects (CT) undergoing unilateral nephrectomy. Expression of SGLT2 and SGLT1 - and their cognate basolateral transporters GLUT2 and GLUT1 - was quantified by real-time and digital PCR; an affinity-purified antibody against human SGLT2 was used localize SGLT2 by immunohistochemistry...
April 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417059/susceptibility-of-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oscc-h103-and-h376-cell-lines-to-retroviral-oskm-mediated-reprogramming
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Nalini Devi Verusingam, Swee Keong Yeap, Huynh Ky, Ian C Paterson, Suan Phaik Khoo, Soon Keng Cheong, Alan H K Ong, Tunku Kamarul
Although numbers of cancer cell lines have been shown to be successfully reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), reprogramming Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) to pluripotency in relation to its cancer cell type and the expression pattern of pluripotent genes under later passage remain unexplored. In our study, we reprogrammed and characterised H103 and H376 oral squamous carcinoma cells using retroviral OSKM mediated method. Reprogrammed cells were characterized for their embryonic stem cells (ESCs) like morphology, pluripotent gene expression via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), immunofluorescence staining, embryoid bodies (EB) formation and directed differentiation capacity...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416106/categorizing-renal-oncocytic-neoplasms-on-core-needle-biopsy-a-morphologic-and-immunophenotypic-study-of-144-cases-with-clinical-follow-up-alderman-ma-daignault-s-wolf-js-jr-palapattu-gs-weizer-az-hafez-ks-kunju-lp-wu-aj-hum-pathol-september-2016-55-1-10
#10
Oleksandr N Kryvenko
There is limited literature on renal oncocytic neoplasms diagnosed on core biopsy. All renal oncocytic neoplasm core biopsies from 2006 to 2013 were, retrospectively, reviewed. Morphologic features and an immunohistochemical panel of CK7, c-KIT, and S100A1 were assessed. Concordance with resection diagnosis, statistical analysis including a random forest classification, and follow-up were recorded. The postimmunohistochemical diagnoses of 144 renal oncocytic core biopsies were favor oncocytoma (67%), favor renal cell carcinoma (RCC) (12%), and cannot exclude RCC (21%)...
April 13, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414370/semi-automated-localization-of-dermal-epidermal-junction-in-optical-coherence-tomography-images-of-skin
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Adeleh Taghavikhalilbad, Saba Adabi, Anne Clayton, Hadi Soltanizadeh, Darius Mehregan, Mohammad R N Avanaki
Identifying the location of the dermal epidermal junction (DEJ) in skin images is essential in several clinical applications of dermatology such as epidermal thickness determination in healthy versus unhealthy skins, such as basal cell carcinoma. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) facilitates the visual detection of DEJ in vivo. However, due to the granular texture of speckle and a low contrast between dermis and epidermis, a skin border detection method is required for DEJ localization. Current DEJ algorithms work well for skins with a visible differentiable epidermal layer but not for the skins of different body sites...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414207/defining-the-minimum-substrate-and-charge-recognition-model-of-gamma-secretase
#12
Yan Yan, Ting-Hai Xu, Karsten Melcher, H Eric Xu
γ-Secretase is an intramembrane aspartyl protease that cleaves the C99 fragment of amyloid precursor protein to generate extracellular Aβ peptides. These peptides can oligomerize and aggregate to form amyloid plaques, processes that are widely believed to be causal for Alzheimer's disease. In spite of this critical function, it remains unknown how γ-secretase recognizes C99 and its other substrates, including Notch. In this study we determined E22-K55 as the minimal C99 fragment that was sufficient and required for initial cleavage...
April 17, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414091/cytokeratin-5-6-expression-prognosis-and-association-with-er-%C3%AE-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-carcinoma
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Eliane Tabea Taube, Carsten Denkert, Jalid Sehouli, Ulrike Unger, Catarina Alisa Kunze, Jan Budczies, Manfred Dietel, Elena Braicu, Silvia Darb-Esfahani
High-grade serous ovarian carcinoma remains one of the most lethal malignancies in females. For histopathological differentiation from mesothelioma cytokeratin, 5/6 immunohistochemistry is widely used. Another preferred marker for differential diagnosis to mesothelioma is ER-α. In this study, we determined the rate of cytokeratin 5/6 positive cells in primary high-grade serous carcinoma. A cohort of 215 patients with high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma was evaluated immunohistochemically for the protein expression of cytokeratin 5/6...
April 13, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411256/epigenetically-induced-ectopic-expression-of-uncx-impairs-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-myeloid-cells
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Giulia Daniele, Giogia Simonetti, Caterina Fusilli, Ilaria Iacobucci, Angelo Lonoce, Antonio Palazzo, Mariana Lomiento, Fabiana Mammoli, Rene' Massimiliano Marsano, Elena Marasco, Vilma Mantovani, Hilmar Quentmeier, Hans G Drexler, Jie Ding, Orazio Palumbo, Massimo Carella, Niroshan Nadarajah, Margherita Perricone, Emanuela Ottaviani, Carmen Baldazzi, Nicoletta Testoni, Cristina Papayannidis, Sergio Ferrari, Tommaso Mazza, Giovanni Martinelli, Clelia Tiziana Storlazzi
We here describe a leukemogenic role of the homeobox gene UNCX, activated by epigenetic modifications in acute myeloid leukemia. We found the ectopic activation of UNCX in a leukemia patient harboring a t(7;10)(p22;p14) translocation, in 22/61 of additional cases [a total of 23 positive patients out of 62 (37.1%)], and in 6/75 (8%) of acute myeloid leukemia cell lines. UNCX is embedded within a low-methylation region (canyon) and encodes for a transcription factor involved in somitogenesis and neurogenesis, with specific expression in the eye, brain, and kidney...
April 14, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408096/local-treatment-of-a-pharyngocutaneous-fistula-secondary-to-osteoradionecrosis
#15
Olga González-Antolín
Radionecrosis is a late, and difficult to treat,complication of radiotherapy performed on head and neck tumours, and it is difficult to treat. This process causes significant damage, not only in the skin, but also in muscular, nervous, vascular, and bone structures. This, in turn, leads to airway and digestive tract involvement, as well as a functional loss and a cosmetic defect that usually requires reconstructive surgery. Therefore, this process is associated with a significant loss in the quality of life of patients and involves a long hospital stay for treatment, as well as the necessary support measures...
April 10, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407399/abnormal-rab11-rab8-vesicles-cluster-in-enterocytes-of-patients-with-microvillus-inclusion-disease
#16
Georg F Vogel, Andreas R Janecke, Iris M Krainer, Karin Gutleben, Barbara Witting, Sally G Mitton, Sahar Mansour, Antje Ballauff, Joseph T Roland, Amy C Engevik, Ernest Cutz, Thomas Müller, James R Goldenring, Lukas A Huber, Michael W Hess
Microvillus Inclusion Disease (MVID) is a congenital enteropathy characterized by accumulation of vesiculo-tubular endomembranes in the subapical cytoplasm of enterocytes, historically termed "secretory granules". However, neither their identity nor pathophysiological significance is well defined. Using immunoelectron microscopy and tomography we studied biopsies from MVID patients (3x Myosin 5b mutations, 1x Syntaxin3 mutation) and compared them to controls and genome-edited CaCo2 cell models, harboring relevant mutations...
April 13, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405518/detailed-resolution-analysis-reveals-spatial-t-cell-heterogeneity-in-the-invasive-margin-of-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases-associated-with-improved-survival
#17
Anna Berthel, Inka Zoernig, Nektarios A Valous, Christoph Kahlert, Fee Klupp, Alexis Ulrich, Juergen Weitz, Dirk Jaeger, Niels Halama
On a broader scale, T cell density and localization in colorectal cancer liver metastases have prognostic and predictive implications. As T cell distribution at higher resolutions has not been fully investigated, a detailed resolution analysis of T cell distribution was performed. Patient tissues were divided into 10 µm distance classes between the tumor border and adjacent normal liver. Thereby, distinct density patterns of T cell localization in relation to the malignant tissue could be detected. At a distance of 20 to 30 µm to the tumor, a decrease of CD3 T cells is common...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400496/pea-border-cell-maturation-and-release-involve-complex-cell-wall-structural-dynamics
#18
Jozef Mravec, Xiaoyuan Guo, Aleksander R Hansen, Julia Schückel, Stjepan Kresimir Kracun, Maria Dalgaard Mikkelsen, Grégory Mouille, Ida Elisabeth Johansen, Peter Ulvskov, David Domozych, William George Tycho Willats
The adhesion of plant cells is vital for support and protection of the plant body and is maintained by a variety of molecular associations between cell wall components. In some specialized cases though, plant cells are programmed to detach and root cap-derived border cells are examples of this. Border cells (in some species known as border-like cells) provide an expendable barrier between roots and the environment. Their maturation and release is an important but poorly characterized cell separation event. To gain a deeper insight into the complex cellular dynamics underlying this process, we undertook a systematic, detailed analysis of pea (Pisum sativum) root tip cell walls...
April 11, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395327/developmental-expression-of-the-dynamin-family-of-mechanoenzymes-in-the-mouse-epididymis%C3%A2
#19
Wei Zhou, Geoffry N De Iuliis, Adrian P Turner, Andrew T Reid, Amanda L Anderson, Adam McCluskey, Eileen A McLaughlin, Brett Nixon
The mammalian epididymis is an exceptionally long ductal system tasked with the provision of one of the most complex intraluminal fluids found in any exocrine gland. This specialized milieu is continuously modified by the combined secretory and absorptive of the surrounding epithelium and thus finely tuned for its essential roles in promoting sperm maturation and storage. While considerable effort has been focused on defining the composition of the epididymal fluid, relatively less is known about the intracellular trafficking machinery that regulates this luminal environment...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395186/ultramicroscopy-reveals-a-layer-of-multiply-folded-membranes-around-the-tannin-accumulating-vacuole-in-honeysuckle-petal-trichomes
#20
Shengnan Qu, Navid Chapman, Zhengyan Xia, Mingxiao Feng, Shangcai Feng, Zhen Wang, Lin Liu
Transmission electron microscopy was used to reveal a layer of multiply folded membranes that closely surrounded the tannin-accumulating vacuole in cells of honeysuckle petal trichomes. A huge amount of tannins were deposited in the peripheral region and the center of the vacuole. The prolific membranes extended to the tannins deposited along the vacuole periphery. It was difficult to distinguish the vacuole membrane, and it seemed as if it was the layer of multiply folded membranes that separated the vacuole lumen from the cytoplasm...
March 27, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
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