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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783125/contralateral-functional-reorganization-of-the-speech-supplementary-motor-area-following-neurosurgical-tumor-resection
#1
Srinivas Chivukula, Brian K Pikul, Keith L Black, Nader Pouratian, Susan Y Bookheimer
We evaluated plasticity in speech supplemental motor area (SMA) tissue in two patients using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), following resection of tumors in or associated with the dominant hemisphere speech SMA. Patient A underwent resection of a anaplastic astrocytoma NOS associated with the left speech SMA, experienced SMA syndrome related mutism postoperatively, but experienced full recovery 14 months later. FMRI performed 32 months after surgery demonstrated a migration of speech SMA to homologous contralateral hemispheric regional tissue...
May 18, 2018: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780216/rapid-genotype-independent-zea-mays-l-maize-transformation-via-direct-somatic-embryogenesis
#2
Keith Lowe, Mauricio La Rota, George Hoerster, Craig Hastings, Ning Wang, Mark Chamberlin, Emily Wu, Todd Jones, William Gordon-Kamm
Constitutive expression of the Zea mays L. (maize) morphogenic transcription factors Baby Boom ( Bbm ) and Wuschel2 ( Wus2 ) in maize can not only greatly increase transformation efficiency but can also induce phenotypic abnormalities and sterility. In an effort to alleviate the pleiotropic effects of constitutive expression, a genome wide search was undertaken to find suitable maize promoters to drive tissue and timing-specific expression of the transformation enhancing genes Bbm and Wus2 . A promoter from a maize phospholipid transferase protein gene ( Zm - PLTP pro ) was identified based on its expression in leaves, embryos, and callus while being downregulated in roots, meristems, and reproductive tissues...
2018: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Plant: Journal of the Tissue Culture Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780000/the-effects-of-proton-pump-inhibitor-on-hepatic-vascular-responsiveness-and-hemodynamics-in-cirrhotic-rats
#3
I-Fang Hsin, Shao-Jung Hsu, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Teh-Ia Huo, Hui-Chun Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Hsin-Ling Ho, Shu-Yu Chang, Shou-Dong Lee
BACKGROUND: Liver cirrhosis is associated with increased intrahepatic resistance due to hepatic fibrosis and exaggerated vasoconstriction. Recent studies have indicated that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), in addition to acid suppression, modulate vasoactive substances and vasoresponsiveness. PPIs are frequently prescribed in patients with cirrhosis due to a higher prevalence of peptic ulcers, however other impacts are unknown. METHODS: Liver cirrhosis was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats with common bile duct ligation (BDL)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779272/-effects-of-protein-kinase-c-and-motigen-activated-protein-kinase-kinase-extracellular-regulated-protein-kinases-signaling-pathway-on-mrna-level-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-tca8113-cells
#4
Xue-Feng Gao, Hai-Bin Jiao, Chang-Cheng Ye, Ying-Qun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the regulatory mechanism of inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS-2) expression related to proliferation of Tca8113 cells. METHODS: RNAi mediated by short hairpin RNAs was utilized to knock down NOS-2, protein kinase C (PKC)-α, PKC-β and PKC-δ. Griess Reagent played a significant role on the detection of NO product after NOS-2 silence. The cell proliferation was determined by CCK8 method. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (q-PCR) was recruited to check the mRNA level of NOS-2, PKC-α, PKC-β and PKC-δ after treated by a variety of ways...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778909/n-acetylcysteine-protects-against-diabetic-nephropathy-through-control-of-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-by-recovery-of-nitric-oxide-in-rats
#5
Guilherme B Nogueira, Giovana R Punaro, Clemerson S Oliveira, Fabiane R Maciel, Thamires O Fernandes, Deyse Y Lima, Adelson M Rodrigues, Margaret G Mouro, Sergio R R Araujo, Elisa M S Higa
The diabetes mellitus (DM) induces several changes, with substantial increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The ROS cause damage to systemic and renal microvasculature, which could be one of the mechanisms involved in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The ROS modulate other substances like the nitric oxide (NO), a vasodilator with important role in the renal function. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant that acts replenishing intracellular cysteine levels, which is essential for glutathione formation...
May 17, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778216/nitric-oxide-signalling-in-yeast
#6
Rika I Astuti, Ryo Nasuno, Hiroshi Takagi
Nitric oxide (NO) is a cellular signalling molecule widely conserved among organisms, including microorganisms such as bacteria, yeasts, and fungi, and higher eukaryotes such as plants and mammals. NO is mainly produced by the activities of NO synthase (NOS) or nitrite reductase (NIR). There are several NO detoxification systems, including NO dioxygenase (NOD) and S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR). NO homeostasis, based on the balance between NO synthesis and degradation, is important for regulating its physiological functions, since an excess of NO causes nitrosative stress due to the high reactivity of NO and NO-derived compounds...
2018: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778214/emerging-roles-of-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-bacterial-physiology
#7
Elizabeth H Hutfless, Sujata S Chaudhari, Vinai C Thomas
Nitric oxide (NO) is a potent inhibitor of diverse cellular processes in bacteria. Therefore, it was surprising to discover that several bacterial species, primarily Gram-positive organisms, harboured a gene encoding nitric oxide synthase (NOS). Recent attempts to characterize bacterial NOS (bNOS) have resulted in the discovery of structural features that may allow it to function as a NO dioxygenase and produce nitrate in addition to NO. Consistent with this characterization, investigations into the biological function of bNOS have also emphasized a role for NOS-dependent nitrate and nitrite production in aerobic and microaerobic respiration...
2018: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778132/cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-cvemps-evoked-by-air-conducted-stimuli-in-patients-with-functional-neck-dissection
#8
Hasan Demirhan, Bahtiyar Hamit, Özgür Yiğit
OBJECTIVE: Cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs) are short-latency vestibulocollic reflexes. The damage on any point of the vestibulocollic reflex pathway could affect the cVEMPs. Whether neck dissection has an effect on the sacculocollic pathway, and consequently on cVEMPs, remains unexplored. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cVEMP findings in patients with functional neck dissection without vestibular symptoms. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study design, 20 patients who had undergone unilateral neck dissection with sparing of the accessory nerve, SCM and internal jugular vein, were included...
June 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775622/clinicopathological-analysis-of-immunohistochemical-expression-of-retinoic-acid-related-orphan-receptor-%C3%AE-t-in-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-not-otherwise-specified
#9
Eriko Yanagida, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Keisuke Kawamoto, Kazutaka Nakashima, Kotaro Matsuda, Kyohei Yamada, Reiji Muto, Koji Nagafuji, Masao Seto, Koichi Ohshima
Peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) is cytologically and phenotypically heterogeneous. Retinoic acid-related orphan receptor-γt (RORγt) is a transcription factor that regulates the differentiation of naïve CD4+ helper T-cells to Th17 cells. In the present study, we immunohistochemically confirmed the expression of RORγt in PTCL-NOS. Pathological and clinical investigations were performed for 170 cases of PTCL-NOS. RORγt-positive cases accounted for 17.6% (30/170) of the total cases and they showed a significantly higher frequency of CD8 positivity (P=...
May 15, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775414/venoarterial-communication-mediates-arterial-wall-shear-stress-induced-maternal-uterine-vascular-remodeling-during-pregnancy
#10
Nga Ling Ko, Liam John, Aaron Gelinne, Maurizio Mandala, George Osol
Although expansive remodeling of the maternal uterine circulation during pregnancy is essential for maintaining uteroplacental perfusion and normal fetal growth, the underlying physiological mechanisms are not well understood. Using a rat model, surgical approaches were used to alter uterine hemodynamics and wall shear stress (WSS) in order to evaluate the effects of WSS and venoarterial communication (e.g. transfer of placentally derived growth signals from post-placental veins to pre-placental arteries) on gestational uterine vascular remodeling...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773995/hypoxia-reoxygenation-of-rat-renal-arteries-impairs-vasorelaxation-via-modulation-of-endothelium-independent-sgc-cgmp-pkg-signaling
#11
Diana Braun, Christa Zollbrecht, Stefanie Dietze, Rudolf Schubert, Stefan Golz, Holger Summer, Pontus B Persson, Mattias Carlström, Marion Ludwig, Andreas Patzak
Ischemia/reperfusion injury holds a key position in many pathological conditions such as acute kidney injury and in the transition to chronic stages of renal damage. We hypothesized that besides a reported disproportional activation of vasoconstrictor response, hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) adversely affects endothelial dilatory systems and impairs relaxation in renal arteries. Rat renal interlobar arteries were studied under isometric conditions. Hypoxia was induced by application of 95% N2 , 5% CO2 for 60 min to the bath solution, followed by a 10 min period of reoxygenation (95% O2 , 5% CO2 )...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772550/exploring-the-conformations-of-nitric-oxide-synthase-with-fluorescence
#12
David C Arnett, Sheila K Bailey, Carey K Johnson
Multi-domain oxidoreductases are a family of enzymes that catalyze oxidation-reduction reactions through a series of electron transfers. Efficient electron transfer requires a sequence of protein conformations that position electron donor and acceptor domains in close proximity to each other so that electron transfer can occur efficiently. An example is mammalian nitric oxide synthase (NOS), which consists of an N-terminal oxygenase domain containing heme and a C-terminal reductase domain containing NADPH/FAD and FMN subdomains...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772536/investigation-of-the-structure-and-dynamic-of-calmodulin-nitric-oxide-synthase-complexes-using-nmr-spectroscopy
#13
Michael Piazza, Thorsten Dieckmann, Joseph Guy Guillemette
NMR spectroscopy allows for the determination of high resolution structures, as well as being an efficient method for studying the dynamics of protein-protein and protein-peptide complexes. 15 N relaxation and H/D exchange experiments allow for the analysis of these structural dynamics at a residue specific level. Calmodulin (CaM) is a small cytosolic Ca2+ binding protein that serves as a control element for many enzymes. An important target of CaM are the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) enzymes that play a major role in a number of key physiological and pathological processes...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772534/trapping-methods-for-probing-functional-intermediates-in-nitric-oxide-synthases-and-related-enzymes
#14
Tobias Michael Hedison, Sam Hay, Nigel Shaun Scrutton
The three mammalian isoforms of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) produce the signalling molecule nitric oxide (NO) from L-arginine, molecular oxygen, and NADPH. NOS-generated NO is essential for many key biochemical processes and aberrant NO production is linked to the pathophysiology of many diseases. Over the past 40 years, the mechanism and structure of NOS have been studied extensively and there are many quality reviews and perspectives documenting the current hypotheses in the field. In this review, as an alternative perspective, we will describe some novel techniques and methodologies that have been used to trap functionally relevant conformational and kinetic states in the catalytic cycles of NOS and some structurally related diflavin oxidoreductase...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772530/deciphering-mechanism-of-conformationally-controlled-electron-transfer-in-nitric-oxide-synthases
#15
Jinghui Li, Huayu Zheng, Changjian Feng
Electron transfer is a fundamental process in life that is very often coupled to catalysis within redox enzymes through a stringent control of protein conformational movements. Mammalian nitric oxide synthase (NOS) proteins are redox flavo-hemoproteins consisting of multiple modular domains. The NOS enzyme is exquisitely regulated in vivo by its partner, the Ca2+ sensing protein calmodulin (CaM), to control production of nitric oxide (NO). The importance of functional domain motion in NOS regulation has been increasingly recognized...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771555/the-quality-of-assessments-for-childhood-psychopathology-within-a-regional-medical-center
#16
Adam F Sattler, Jarrod M Leffler, Nicole L Harrison, Ewa D Bieber, Joseph J Kosmach, Leslie A Sim, Stephen P H Whiteside
Accurate assessment is essential to implementing effective mental health treatment; however, little research has explored child clinicians' assessment practices in applied settings. The current study thus examines practitioners' use of evidence-based assessment (EBA) instruments (i.e., self-report measures and structured interviews), specificity of identified diagnoses (i.e., use of specific diagnostic labels vs. nonstandardized labels, not otherwise specified [NOS] diagnoses, and adjustment disorder diagnoses), and documentation of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed...
May 17, 2018: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770666/-molluscicidal-effect-and-mechanism-of-action-of-niclosamidate-against-oncomelania-hupensis
#17
Luo Bing-Rong, Yao Jun-Min, Wang Wei-Si, Li Shi-Zhu, Yang Jing, Chen Shao-Rong, Luo Jia-Jun, Liu Yu-Hua, Duan Li-Ping
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the molluscicidal effect of niclosamidate against Oncomelania hupensis in laboratory and explore its mechanism by determining the enzyme activities of six important enzymes in snail soft tissues. METHODS: O. hupensis snails were treated with niclosamidate at the concentration of 1.25 mg/L for 24 h and the snail soft tissues were separated and prepared for analysis. The enzyme activities of NOS, AChE, SDH, LDH, ACP and AKP were determined by ultraviolet spectrophotometry...
February 10, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769708/maternal-supraphysiological-hypercholesterolemia-associates-with-endothelial-dysfunction-of-the-placental-microvasculature
#18
Bárbara Fuenzalida, Bastián Sobrevia, Claudette Cantin, Lorena Carvajal, Rocío Salsoso, Jaime Gutiérrez, Susana Contreras-Duarte, Luis Sobrevia, Andrea Leiva
Maternal physiological or supraphysiological hypercholesterolemia (MPH, MSPH) occurs during pregnancy. MSPH is associated with foetal endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. However, the potential effects of MSPH on placental microvasculature are unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether MSPH alters endothelial function in the placental microvasculature both ex vivo in venules and arterioles from the placental villi and in vitro in primary cultures of placental microvascular endothelial cells (hPMEC)...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768197/induction-of-nitric-oxide-metabolism-in-enterocytes-alleviates-colitis-and-inflammation-associated-colon-cancer
#19
Noa Stettner, Chava Rosen, Biana Bernshtein, Shiri Gur-Cohen, Julia Frug, Alon Silberman, Alona Sarver, Narin N Carmel-Neiderman, Raya Eilam, Inbal Biton, Meirav Pevsner-Fischer, Niv Zmora, Alexander Brandis, Keren Bahar Halpern, Ram Mazkereth, Diego di Bernardo, Nicola Brunetti-Pierri, Muralidhar H Premkumar, Gillian Dank, Sandesh C S Nagamani, Steffen Jung, Alon Harmelin, Ayelet Erez
Nitric oxide (NO) plays an established role in numerous physiological and pathological processes, but the specific cellular sources of NO in disease pathogenesis remain unclear, preventing the implementation of NO-related therapy. Argininosuccinate lyase (ASL) is the only enzyme able to produce arginine, the substrate for NO generation by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms. Here, we generated cell-specific conditional ASL knockout mice in combination with genetic and chemical colitis models. We demonstrate that NO derived from enterocytes alleviates colitis by decreasing macrophage infiltration and tissue damage, whereas immune cell-derived NO is associated with macrophage activation, resulting in increased severity of inflammation...
May 15, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765724/crystal-structures-of-two-2-3-diaryl-2-3-di-hydro-4-h-1-3-benzo-thia-zin-4-ones
#20
Hemant P Yennawar, Michaela J Buchwalter, Baylee K Colburn, Lee J Silverberg
The syntheses and crystal structures of 2,3-bis-[3-(tri-fluoro-meth-yl)phen-yl]-2,3-di-hydro-4 H -1,3-benzo-thia-zin-4-one (di- m -CF3 ; C22 H13 F6 NOS) ( 1 ) and 2,3-bis-(4-methyl-phen-yl)-2,3-di-hydro-4 H -1,3-benzo-thia-zin-4-one (di- p -CH3 ; C22 H19 NOS) ( 2 ) are reported. Each structure is racemic: the asymmetric unit of 2 consists of two mol-ecules. In both 1 and 2 , the six-membered 1,3-thia-zine ring is close to an envelope conformation with the chiral C atom forming the flap. In 1 , the 2-aryl group is pseudo-equatorial, while in 2 it is pseudo-axial...
March 1, 2018: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
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