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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710513/mink-mustela-vison-gut-microbial-communities-from-northeast-china-and-its-internal-relationship-with-gender-and-food-additives
#1
Haiping Zhao, Weili Sun, Zhuo Wang, Ting Zhang, Yanyan Fan, Haijun Gu, Guangyu Li
It is well documented that the microbial interactions and biodiversity play an important role in health and disease in mammalian species. There is a rare study about gut microbiota of Mustelidae family. In this study, 40 male and female minks from Northeast China were divided into three groups and fed until they reached maturity. The V3 region of 16S rRNA genes was amplified and sequenced using NGS. There were 526 OTUs principally concentrated among five bacterial phyla. Two points about mink's body weight gaining were observed: (1) the weight of male individuals increased more rapidly than female individuals; (2) the weight of individuals whose feed was supplemented with Chinese herb additives increased more rapidly than individuals without giving food additives...
July 14, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700462/validity-of-level-of-supervision-scales-for-assessing-pediatric-fellows-on-the-common-pediatric-subspecialty-entrustable-professional-activities
#2
Richard B Mink, Alan Schwartz, Bruce E Herman, David A Turner, Megan L Curran, Angela Myers, Deborah C Hsu, Jennifer C Kesselheim, Carol L Carraccio
PURPOSE: Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) represent the routine and essential activities that physicians perform in practice. Although some level of supervision scales have been proposed, they have not been validated. In this study, the investigators created level of supervision scales for EPAs common to the pediatric subspecialties and then examined their validity in a study conducted by the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network (SPIN). METHOD: SPIN Steering Committee members used a modified Delphi process to develop unique scales for six of the seven common EPAs...
July 11, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689237/effects-of-different-sources-and-levels-of-zinc-on-growth-performance-nutrient-digestibility-and-fur-quality-of-growing-furring-male-mink-mustela-vison
#3
Hu Cui, Tietao Zhang, Hao Nie, Zhongcheng Wang, Xuelei Zhang, Bo Shi, Xiumei Xing, Fuhe Yang, Xiuhua Gao
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of different sources and levels of zinc (Zn) on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, serum biochemical parameters, and fur quality in growing-furring male mink. Animals in the control group were fed a basal diet with no Zn supplementation. Mink in the other nine treatments were fed the basal diet supplemented with Zn from either grade Zn sulfate (ZnSO4·7H2O), Zn glycinate (ZnGly), or Zn pectin oligosaccharides (ZnPOS) at concentrations of either 100, 300, or 900 mg Zn/kg dry matter...
July 8, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684881/ejection-of-the-massive-hydrogen-rich-envelope-timed-with-the-collapse-of-the-stripped-sn-2014c
#4
Raffaella Margutti, A Kamble, D Milisavljevic, E Zapartas, S E de Mink, M Drout, R Chornock, G Risaliti, B A Zauderer, M Bietenholz, M Cantiello, S Chakraborti, L Chomiuk, W Fong, B Grefenstette, C Guidorzi, R Kirshner, J T Parrent, D Patnaude, A M Soderberg, N C Gehrels, F Harrison
We present multi-wavelength observations of SN 2014C during the first 500 days. These observations represent the first solid detection of a young extragalactic stripped-envelope SN out to high-energy X-rays ~40 keV. SN 2014C shows ordinary explosion parameters (Ek ~ 1.8 × 10(51) erg and Mej ~ 1.7 M⊙). However, over an ~1 year timescale, SN 2014C evolved from an ordinary hydrogen-poor supernova into a strongly interacting, hydrogen-rich supernova, violating the traditional classification scheme of type-I versus type-II SNe...
February 1, 2017: Astrophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683132/evolutionary-analysis-of-fam83h-in-vertebrates
#5
Wushuang Huang, Mei Yang, Changning Wang, Yaling Song
Amelogenesis imperfecta is a group of disorders causing abnormalities in enamel formation in various phenotypes. Many mutations in the FAM83H gene have been identified to result in autosomal dominant hypocalcified amelogenesis imperfecta in different populations. However, the structure and function of FAM83H and its pathological mechanism have yet to be further explored. Evolutionary analysis is an alternative for revealing residues or motifs that are important for protein function. In the present study, we chose 50 vertebrate species in public databases representative of approximately 230 million years of evolution, including 1 amphibian, 2 fishes, 7 sauropsidas and 40 mammals, and we performed evolutionary analysis on the FAM83H protein...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674155/correcting-honest-pervasive-errors-in-the-scientific-literature-retractions-without-stigma
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EDITORIAL
Patricia K Baskin, Jonathan W Mink, Robert A Gross
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674154/message-from-the-editors-to-our-reviewers
#7
Robert A Gross, Bradford B Worrall, Anthony A Amato, Gregory D Cascino, Olga Ciccarelli, John R Corboy, Josep O Dalmau, Rebecca F Gottesman, Murray Grossman, John J Millichap, Jonathan W Mink, Stefan M Pulst, Ryan J Uitti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662678/risk-factors-associated-with-diarrhea-in-danish-commercial-mink-neovison-vison-during-the-pre-weaning-period
#8
Julie Melsted Birch, Jens Frederik Agger, Christina Dahlin, Vibeke Frøkjær Jensen, Anne Sofie Hammer, Tina Struve, Henrik Elvang Jensen
BACKGROUND: Pre-weaning diarrhea in mink, also known as "sticky kits", is a syndrome and outbreaks occur every year on commercial mink farms in all mink producing countries. Morbidity and mortality can be considerable on a farm with huge economic consequences for the farmer as well as compromised welfare for the mink kits. Although efforts have been taken to identify etiologic agents involved in outbreaks, the syndrome is still regarded as multifactorial and recurring problems on the same farms draw attention to management and environmental risk factors...
June 29, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654374/severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-infection-in-minks-in-china
#9
Gui-Sheng Wang, Jin-Bao Wang, Fu-Lin Tian, Hua-Jie Zhang, Fei-Fei Yin, Cong Xu, Dong Xu, Yu-Ting Huang, Xue-Jie Yu
We analyzed the seroprevalence of tick-borne severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) in farm-raised minks using double antigen ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) kit and indicated that 8.4% (15/178) of the minks had antibodies to the nucleoprotein of SFTSV and 72.7% (8/11) of mink farms had minks positive to SFTSV. The ELISA results were further confirmed by presence of neutralization to SFTSV in the mink sera. Our results suggested that minks were widely infected with SFTSV in China...
June 27, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654039/electrophysiological-method-for-whole-cell-voltage-clamp-recordings-from-drosophila-photoreceptors
#10
Ben Katz, Rita Gutorov, Elisheva Rhodes-Mordov, Roger C Hardie, Baruch Minke
Whole-cell voltage clamp recordings from Drosophila melanogaster photoreceptors have revolutionized the field of invertebrate visual transduction, enabling the use of D. melanogaster molecular genetics to study inositol-lipid signaling and Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels at the single-molecule level. A handful of labs have mastered this powerful technique, which enables the analysis of the physiological responses to light under highly controlled conditions. This technique allows control over the intracellular and extracellular media; the membrane voltage; and the fast application of pharmacological compounds, such as a variety of ionic or pH indicators, to the intra- and extracellular media...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643555/unexpected-detection-of-porcine-rotavirus-c-strains-carrying-human-origin-vp6-gene
#11
Jobin Jose Kattoor, Sharad Saurabh, Yashpal Singh Malik, Shubhankar Sircar, Kuldeep Dhama, Souvik Ghosh, Krisztián Bányai, Nobumichi Kobayashi, Raj Kumar Singh
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus C (RVC), a known etiological agent of diarrheal outbreaks, mainly inflicts swine population globally with sporadic incidence in human, cattle, ferret, mink and dog. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate presence of RVC in Indian swine population and characterisation of its selected structural (VP6) and non-structural (NSP4 and NSP5) genes. METHODS: A total of 108 diarrheic samples from different regions of India were used. Isolated RNA was loaded onto polyacrylamide gel to screen for the presence of RVs through the identification of specific electrophoretic genomic migration pattern...
June 23, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637462/outbreak-tracking-of-aleutian-mink-disease-virus-amdv-using-partial-ns1-gene-sequencing
#12
P Ryt-Hansen, C K Hjulsager, E E Hagberg, M Chriél, T Struve, A G Pedersen, L E Larsen
BACKGROUND: Aleutian Mink Disease (AMD) is an infectious disease of mink (Neovison vison) and globally a major cause of economic losses in mink farming. The disease is caused by Aleutian Mink Disease Virus (AMDV) that belongs to the genus Amdoparvovirus within the Parvoviridae family. Several strains have been described with varying virulence and the severity of infection also depends on the host's genotype and immune status. Clinical signs include respiratory distress in kits and unthriftiness and low quality of the pelts...
June 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637295/inhibition-of-polyamine-synthesis-causes-entry-of-the-mouse-blastocyst-into-embryonic-diapause1
#13
Jane C Fenelon, Bruce D Murphy
Embryonic diapause is a common reproductive strategy amongst mammals, requiring an intimate cross-talk between the endometrium and the blastocyst. To date, the precise molecular signals responsible are unknown in the mouse or any other mammal. Previous studies in the mink implicate polyamines as major regulators of the control of diapause. In the mouse, inhibiting the rate-limiting enzyme of polyamine synthesis, ornithine decarboxylase (ODC1) during early pregnancy largely prevents implantation, but the fate of the non-implanted embryos is unknown...
June 16, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635524/serology-and-protein-electrophoresis-for-evidence-of-exposure-to-12-mink-pathogens-in-free-ranging-american-mink-neovison-vison-in-argentina
#14
Pablo Eduardo Martino, Luis Ernesto Samartino, Néstor Oscar Stanchi, Nilda Esther Radman, Eduardo Joaquín Parrado
BACKGROUND: Basic pathologic characteristics for farmed minks were previously reported worldwide. However, its status in the wild has not been studied in detail. OBJECTIVE: Serology and electrophoresis were carried out for evidence of exposure to 12 mink pathogens on two different locations. ANIMALS AND METHODS: Serology was done in 87 wild minks by reference techniques against Toxoplasma gondii, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Neospora caninum, Brucella abortus, Mycobacterium bovis, Leptospira interrogans, canine distemper virus (CDV), canine adenovirus (CAV), canine parvovirus (CPV), rabies virus (RV), Influenza A virus (FLUAV) and Aleutian disease virus (ADV)...
December 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635333/molecular-biomarkers-to-guide-precision-medicine-in-localized-prostate-cancer
#15
Minke Smits, Niven Mehra, Michiel Sedelaar, Winald Gerritsen, Jack A Schalken
Major advances through tumor profiling technologies, that include next-generation sequencing, epigenetic, proteomic and transcriptomic methods, have been made in primary prostate cancer, providing novel biomarkers that may guide precision medicine in the near future. Areas covered: The authors provided an overview of novel molecular biomarkers in tissue, blood and urine that may be used as clinical tools to assess prognosis, improve selection criteria for active surveillance programs, and detect disease relapse early in localized prostate cancer...
August 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622870/molecular-characterization-of-feline-panleukopenia-virus-isolated-from-mink-and-its-pathogenesis-in-mink
#16
Diao Fei-Fei, Zhao Yong-Feng, Wang Jian-Li, Wei Xue-Hua, Cui Kai, Liu Chuan-Yi, Guo Shou-Yu, Shijin Jiang, Xie Zhi-Jing
Six feline panleukopenia viruses (FPV) were detected in the intestinal samples from the 176 mink collected in China during 2015 to 2016, named MEV-SD1, MEV-SD2, MEV-SD3, MEV-SD4, MEV-SD5 and MEV-SD6. The VP2 genes of the isolates shared 98.9%-100% identity with the reference sequences. The substitution of residue V300A in VP2 protein differentiates the isolates from the reference MEVs, and A300 is a characteristic of FPV. Furthermore, phylogenetic analysis of VP2 genes indicated that the six isolates were clustered into the same branch of all the reference FPVs...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622792/a-cross-sectional-field-study-on-potential-associations-between-feed-quality-measures-and-usage-of-antimicrobials-in-commercial-mink-neovison-vison
#17
V F Jensen, H M Sommer, T Struve, J Clausen, M Chriél
Feed quality is generally assumed to affect health status in animal production. In previous studies, the feed producer has been found to affect the occurrence of gastrointestinal disease and antimicrobial use in Mink (Neovison vison). Mink are fed with moist, freshly produced feed, based on perishable ingredients. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential effect of specific feed parameters on antimicrobial use on herd level. The study was cross-sectional, including 1472 mink herds, responsible for 97% of oral antimicrobials prescribed for Danish mink during the study period, 2012-2014...
August 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619149/abortion-and-mortality-in-farm-mink-neovison-vison-associated-with-feed-born-clostridium-limosum
#18
Anne Sofie Hammer, Lars Andresen, Bent Aalbæk, Peter Damborg, Vilhelm Weiss, Mette Line Christiansen, Søren Selsing, Martin Iain Bahl
Disease in mink clinically characterized by abortion and increased mortality among pregnant female mink on 28 Danish farms was observed during April and May 2015. Most of these farms suffered extensive disease problems, including a significant increase in the number of mated females without litters. Pathological, microbiological and molecular biological methods were applied to investigate the cause of disease. Necropsies of animals found dead revealed fragile and partially dissolved (liquefying) uterine tissue, with the presence of Gram positive rod-shaped bacteria...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618359/removal-of-phosphonates-from-industrial-wastewater-with-uv-fe-ii-fenton-and-uv-fenton-treatment
#19
Eduard Rott, Ralf Minke, Ulusoy Bali, Heidrun Steinmetz
Phosphonates are an important group of phosphorus-containing compounds due to their increasing industrial use and possible eutrophication potential. This study involves investigations into the methods UV/Fe(II), Fenton and UV/Fenton for their removal from a pure water matrix and industrial wastewaters. It could be shown that the degradability of phosphonates by UV/Fe(II) (6 kWh/m(3)) in pure water crucially depended on the pH and was higher the less phosphonate groups a phosphonate contains. The UV/Fe(II) method is recommended in particular for the treatment of concentrates with nitrogen-free phosphonates, only little turbidity and a low content of organic compounds...
June 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612703/evolutionary-analysis-of-whole-genome-sequences-confirms-inter-farm-transmission-of-aleutian-mink-disease-virus
#20
Emma E Hagberg, Anders G Pedersen, Lars E Larsen, Anders Krarup
Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) is a frequently encountered pathogen associated with mink farming. Previous phylogenetic analyses of AMDV have been based on shorter and more conserved parts of the genome, e.g. the partial NS1 gene. Such fragments are suitable for detection but are less useful for elucidating transmission pathways while sequencing entire viral genomes provides additional informative sites and often results in better-resolved phylogenies. We explore how whole-genome sequencing can benefit investigations of AMDV transmission by reconstructing the relationships between AMDV field samples from a Danish outbreak...
June 2017: Journal of General Virology
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