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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528541/melanoma-frequency-among-symmetrical-spitzoid-looking-lesions-a-retrospective-study
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Claudia Costa, Matteo Megna, Milena Cappello, Maddalena Napolitano, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Massimiliano Scalvenzi
BACKGROUND: Many efforts have been spent attempting to define clinical, histopathological and molecular markers for differential diagnosis of Spitz nevus and melanoma. Dermoscopy has been widely used but it may be not always sufficient. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed evaluating Spitzoid-looking lesions showing symmetry at clinical and dermoscopic examination in patients ≥ 12 years attending our Clinic from 2004 to 2014. Demographic, clinical and dermoscopic data were assessed for each lesion in order to highlight the most common characteristics which could help the differential diagnosis between Spitz nevus and melanoma when clinical or dermoscopic asymmetry is lacking...
May 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528418/spatial-distribution-and-temporal-trend-of-anthropogenic-organic-compounds-derived-from-the-2011-east-japan-earthquake
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Kaoruko Mizukawa, Yasuko Hirai, Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Satoshi Endo, Keiji Okuda, Hideshige Takada, Naoko Murakami-Sugihara, Kotaro Shirai, Hiroshi Ogawa
The tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 disturbed coastal environments in the eastern Tohoku region in Japan. Numerous terrestrial materials, including anthropogenic organic compounds, were deposited in the coastal zone. To evaluate the impacts of the disaster, we analyzed PCBs, LABs, PAHs, and hopanes in mussels collected from 12 locations in the east of Tohoku during 2011-2015 (series A) by GC-ECD or GC-MS and compared them with results from mussels collected from 22 locations around Japan during 2001-2004 (series B)...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528080/toxicological-aspects-of-interesterified-fat-brain-damages-in-rats
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Lívia Ferraz D'avila, Verônica Tironi Dias, Luciana Taschetto Vey, Laura Hautrive Milanesi, Karine Roversi, Tatiana Emanuelli, Marilise Escobar Bürger, Fabíola Trevizol
In recent years, interesterified fat (IF) has been used to replace hydrogenated vegetable fat (HVF), rich in trans isomers, being found in processed foods. Studies involving IF have shown deleterious influences on the metabolic system, similarly to HVF, whereas no studies regarding its influence on the central nervous system (CNS) were performed. Rats from first generation born and maintained under supplementation (3g/Kg, p.o.) of soybean-oil or IF until adulthood were assessed on memory, biochemical and molecular markers in the hippocampus...
May 17, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527004/comparative-volumetric-analysis-of-the-extent-of-resection-of-molecularly-and-histologically-distinct-low-grade-gliomas-and-its-role-on-survival
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Chikezie I Eseonu, Francisco Eguia, Karim ReFaey, Oscar Garcia, Fausto J Rodriguez, Kaisorn Chaichana, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
The authors investigate the role of extent of resection (EOR) and genetic markers on patient outcome and survival for LGGs. We conducted a retrospective cohort between 2005 and 2015, of 109 adult patients who underwent surgery for a LGG by a single surgeon. Volumetric computations of MRI studies were conducted to evaluate the EOR, and genetic markers (IDH1, 1p/19q co-deletion, and p53) were assessed and their effects on survival and neurological outcome were evaluated. The median EOR was 88.1%. Permanent postoperative neurological deficits were seen in 4...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526937/molecular-confirmation-of-intraspecific-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum-hybrids-and-their-evaluation-against-late-blight-and-cucumber-mosaic-virus
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Amjad Hameed, Muhammad Yussouf Saleem, Khalid Pervaiz Akhtar, Muhammad Shoaib, Qumer Iqbal, Muhammad Asghar
Tomato is one of the most consumed vegetables in the world. Diseases are the number one concern in the development of high-yield and disease-resistant tomato hybrids which is the foremost priority of breeders. Present study was conducted (1) to develop DNA-based markers for genetic confirmation of tomato F1 hybrids, (2) to utilize sequenced characterized amplified region (SCAR) marker linked to the Ph-3 gene for Phytophthora infestans resistance in tomato and (3) to evaluate male and female parental genotypes and their F1 hybrids against late blight (LB) and cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526731/validated-bayesian-differentiation-of-causative-and-passenger-mutations
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Frederick R Cross, Michal Breker, Kristi Lieberman
In many contexts, the problem arises of determining which of many candidate mutations is the most likely to be causative for some phenotype. It is desirable to have a way to evaluate this probability that relies as little as possible on previous knowledge, to avoid bias against discovering new genes or functions. We are isolating mutants with blocked cell cycle progression in Chlamydomonas, and determining mutant genome sequences. Due to the intensity of UV mutagenesis required for efficient mutant collection, the mutants contain multiple mutations altering coding sequence...
May 19, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526573/transcriptomic-variation-of-locally-infected-skin-of-epinephelus-coioides-reveals-the-mucosal-immune-mechanism-against-cryptocaryon-irritans
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Yazhou Hu, Anxing Li, Yang Xu, Biao Jiang, Geling Lu, Xiaochun Luo
Fish skin is the largest immunologically active mucosal organ, providing first-line defense against external pathogens. However, the skin-associated immune mechanisms of fish are still unclear. Cryptocaryon irritans is an obligate ectoparasitic ciliated protozoan that infects almost all marine fish, and is believed to be an excellent pathogen model to study fish mucosal immunity. In this study, a de novo transcriptome assembly of Epinephelus coioides skin post C. irritans tail-infection was performed for the first time using the Illumina HiSeq™ 2500 system...
May 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526296/mesenchymal-stem-cells-mscs-attenuate-cutaneous-sclerodermatous-graft-versus-host-disease-scl-gvhd-through-inhibition-of-immune-cell-infiltration-in-a-mouse-model
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Ji-Young Lim, Da-Bin Ryu, Sung-Eun Lee, Gyeongsin Park, Chang-Ki Min
Human chronic graft-versus-host disease (CGVHD) shares clinical characteristics with a murine sclerodermatous GVHD (Scl-GVHD) model that is characterized by skin thickening and lung fibrosis. A B10.D2 → BALB/c transplant model of Scl-GVHD was used to address the therapeutic effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on the development of CGVHD. The clinical and pathological severity of cutaneous Scl-GVHD was significantly attenuated in MSC-treated recipients relative to Scl-GVHD controls. After MSC treatment, skin collagen production was significantly reduced with consistent downregulation of TGF-β expression...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525661/comparison-between-mononucleotide-and-dinucleotide-marker-panels-in-gastric-cancer-with-loss-of-hmlh1-or-hmsh2-expression
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Jeong Goo Kim, Soyoung Shin, Joonhong Park
BACKGROUND: DNA mismatch repair deficiency is an important molecular mechanism of genetic instability in gastric cancer, and a high instability at microsatellites is associated with favorable prognosis. We compared mononucleotide and dinucleotide microsatellite instability (MSI) marker panels in 56 paired gastric tumor and normal samples. METHODS: The mononucleotide marker panel (mono panel) consisted of 8 markers: BAT25, BAT26, BAT40, BAT-RII, NR21, NR22, NR24 and NR27...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525659/genetic-variability-in-jatropha-curcas-l-from-diallel-crossing
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D O Ribeiro, R Silva-Mann, S V Alvares-Carvalho, E M S Souza, M C Vasconcelos, A F Blank
Physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) presents high oilseed yield and low production cost. However, technical-scientific knowledge on this crop is still limited. This study aimed to evaluate and estimate the genetic variability of hybrids obtained from dialell crossing. Genetic variability was carried out using ISSR molecular markers. For genetic variability, nine primers were used, and six were selected with 80.7% polymorphism. Genetic similarity was obtained using the NTSYS pc. 2.1 software, and cluster analysis was obtained by the UPGMA method...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525657/genetic-diversity-of-native-populations-of-croton-tetradenius-baill-using-issr-markers
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C S Almeida-Pereira, A V C Silva, R P Alves, R B Feitosa-Alcantara, M F Arrigoni-Blank, S V Alvares-Carvalho, T S Costa, L A S White, V S Pinto, T S Sampaio, A F Blank
Brazil has about 300 Croton species in different types of vegetation. Croton tetradenius Baill., which is endemic to the Northeast region and predominant in the Caatinga vegetation, stands out among the several species of this genus. Considering the importance of knowing the genetic variability of a species, the objective of this study was to analyze the genetic diversity of the genotypes of natural populations of C. tetradenius in the State of Sergipe, using ISSR molecular markers. Forty individuals were sampled in four natural populations of the State of Sergipe, Brazil...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525654/molecular-detection-by-analysis-of-the-16s-rrna-gene-of-fecal-coliform-bacteria-from-the-two-korean-apodemus-species-apodemus-agrarius-and-a-peninsulae
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M M Rahman, K B Yoon, S J Lim, M G Jeon, H J Kim, H Y Kim, J Y Cho, H M Chae, Y C Park
Wild mouse feces can disseminate zoonotic microorganisms throughout a farm, which is a great threat to human health and can lead to economic loss through contaminated agricultural produce. To assess the microbial communities, especially fecal coliform bacteria, we used two methods. First, we isolated bacterial colonies onto the common media LB (lactose broth) agar, TSA (tryptic soy agar), and MRS (de Man, Rogosa, and Sharpe) agar, and then randomly select colonies from each plate and stocked them to the mother plate for genomic DNA isolation...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525653/predicted-philogeny-secondary-conformational-structure-and-epitope-antigenicity-of-immunological-sequences-in-poultry
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L J Lara, A P Peconick, É J Fassani, A M P Júnior, P R B Chalfun, D L Raymundo, T A Barçante, J M de P Barçante
Poultry production is faced with different types of stresses that are responsible for issues of animal welfare as well as for economic losses. Moreover, the immunity decreases when animals are stressed. In silico analyses are important in reducing the cost and in increasing the accuracy of scientific results. A bioinformatics tool was used to perform ontology studies on 15 different immunological sequences of poultry. The mRNA structures and sequences with maximum antigenic residues were also predicted. No homology was found between the sequences of poultry and mammals...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525387/sestrin-2-suppresses-cells-proliferation-through-ampk-mtorc1-pathway-activation-in-colorectal-cancer
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Jin-Lai Wei, Min Fang, Zhong-Xue Fu, Shou-Ru Zhang, Jin-Bao Guo, Rong Wang, Zhen-Bing Lv, Yong-Fu Xiong
Sestrin 2 is a conserved antioxidant protein that reduces reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inhibits mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). We previously showed that sestrin 2 is abnormally decreased in colorectal cancer (CRC). To elucidate the molecular mechanism behind the potential contribution of sestrin 2 to CRC, we used a lentiviral expression vector system to determine the effects of sestrin 2 overexpression on human CRC cells. We found that sestrin 2 overexpression decreased ROS production, inhibited cell growth, and stimulated apoptosis in two CRC cell lines...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525377/dna-methylation-mediated-silencing-of-microrna-874-is-a-promising-diagnosis-and-prognostic-marker-in-breast-cancer
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Lei Zhang, Da-Li Yan, Fan Yang, Dan-Dan Wang, Xiu Chen, Jian-Zhong Wu, Jin-Hai Tang, Wen-Jie Xia
MicroRNA-874 (miR-874) is downregulated in several human cancers and has been suggested to be a tumor suppressor gene. However, the molecular mechanism of miR-874 downregulation in breast cancer has not been well elucidated. Here we aimed to study the aberrant hyper-methylation of CpG sites with the utility of miR-874 downreregulation in breast cancer and evaluate the clinical function of miR-874 as a prognostic marker. The miR-874 expressions in cells and tissues of two breast cancer lines were measured by real-time PCR...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524762/exosomes-promote-restoration-after-an-experimental-animal-model-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Laura Otero-Ortega, Mari Carmen Gómez de Frutos, Fernando Laso-García, Berta Rodríguez-Frutos, Esperanza Medina-Gutiérrez, Juan Antonio López, Jesús Vázquez, Exuperio Díez-Tejedor, María Gutiérrez-Fernández
Exosomes are gaining importance because they show great promise in therapeutic applications for several diseases. Particularly in stroke, exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy work as paracrine effectors responsible for promoting neurovascular remodeling and functional recovery. Adult male rats were subjected to intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) by intrastriatal injection of collagenase type IV; 24 h after surgery, MSC-derived exosomes were administered through the tail vein. The rats were euthanized at 7 or 28 days after treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524270/interaction-studies-of-copper-complex-containing-food-additive-carmoisine-dye-with-human-serum-albumin-hsa-spectroscopic-investigations
#17
Nahid Shahabadi, Alireza Akbari, Mina Jamshidbeigi, Soraya Moradi Fili
In this study, the interaction between human serum albumin (HSA) and a copper complex of carmoisine dye; [Cu(carmoisine)2 (H2 O)2 ], was studied in vitro using multi-spectroscopic methods. It was found that the intrinsic fluorescence of HSA was quenched by the addition of the [Cu(carmoisine)2 (H2 O)2 ] complex and the quenching mechanism was considered as static quenching by formation of a [Cu(carmoisine)2 (H2 O)2 ]-HSA complex. The binding constant was about 10(4)  M(-1) at room temperature. The values of the calculated thermodynamic parameters (ΔH < 0 and ΔS > 0) suggested that both hydrogen bonds and the hydrophobic interactions were involved in the binding process...
May 19, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523994/potential-biomolecules-and-current-treatment-technologies-for-diabetic-foot-ulcer-an-overview
#18
Zenith Khashim, Shila Samuel, Nallusamy Duraisamy, Kathiravan Krishnan
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulceration remains a major challenge is one of the most expensive and a leading cause of major and minor among patients with a diabetic foot ulcer. Hence the purpose of this review emphases on potential molecular markers involved in diabetic ulcer physiology, the efficacy of different types of dressing materials, therapy and newer therapeutic approach like nanoparticles for the of diabetic foot ulcer. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature reviews search by using Pubmed and other web search...
May 18, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523639/association-mapping-of-yield-and-yield-related-traits-under-reproductive-stage-drought-stress-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
#19
B P Mallikarjuna Swamy, Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin, Site Noorzuraini Abd Rahman, Ramil Mauleon, Wickneswari Ratnam, Ma Teressa Sta Cruz, Arvind Kumar
BACKGROUND: The identification and introgression of major-effect QTLs for grain yield under drought are some of the best and well-proven approaches for improving the drought tolerance of rice varieties. In the present study, we characterized Malaysian rice germplasm for yield and yield-related traits and identified significant trait marker associations by structured association mapping. RESULTS: The drought screening was successful in screening germplasm with a yield reduction of up to 60% and heritability for grain yield under drought was up to 78%...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523502/maldi-ms-imaging-in-the-study-of-glomerulonephritis
#20
Andrew Smith, Manuel Galli, Vincenzo L'Imperio, Fabio Pagni, Fulvio Magni
Glomerulonephritis (GNs) are one of the most frequent causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD), a renal condition that often leads to end-stage renal failure, and a careful assessment of these diseases is essential for prognostic and therapeutic purposes. The application of MALDI-MSI directly on bioptic renal tissue represents a new stimulating perspective and facilitates the detection of specific proteomic indicators that are directly correlated with the pathological alterations that occur within the glomeruli during the development of glomerulonephritis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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