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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431311/the-low-lying-electronic-states-and-optical-schemes-for-the-laser-cooling-of-the-bh-and-bh-ions
#1
Qing-Qing Zhang, Chuan-Lu Yang, Mei-Shan Wang, Xiao-Guang Ma, Wen-Wang Liu
The potential energy curves and transition dipole moments for the 1(2)Σ(+), 2(2)Σ(+), 1(2)Π and 2(2)Π electronic states of the two molecules are calculated using multi-reference configuration interaction and the large basis sets aug-cc-pwCV5Z. Based on the obtained potential energy curves, the rotational and vibrational energy levels of the states are obtained by solving the Schrödinger equation of nuclear motion, and the spectroscopic parameters are then obtained by fitting the energy levels to Dunham series expansions...
April 9, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430996/asymmetric-hybridization-in-cattails-typha-spp-and-its-implications-for-the-evolutionary-maintenance-of-native-typha-latifolia
#2
Sara J Pieper, Allison A Nicholls, Joanna R Freeland, Marcel E Dorken
Cattails (Typha spp.) have become an increasingly dominant component of wetlands in eastern North America and this dominance is largely attributable to the high frequency of Typha × glauca, the hybrid of native T. latifolia and putatively introduced T. angustifolia. Hybridization in this group is asymmetric, with T. angustifolia nearly always the maternal parent of F1 hybrids. However, the magnitude of hybrid infertility and whether mating asymmetries extend to the formation of advanced-generation hybrids have not been examined...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430741/utility-of-8%C3%A2-h-and-time-decay-corrected-acquisition-scintigraphy-with-in-vitro-labeled-white-blood-cells-for-the-diagnosis-of-osteoarticular-infection
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Edel Noriega Álvarez, Guillermo A Martínez Pimienta, Ana M Benítez Segura, María T Bajén Lázaro, Alba Rodrígez-Gasén, Julio Rodríguez-Rubio Corona, Jaime Mora Salvadó
INTRODUCTION: Except in the spine, labeled white-blood cell scintigraphy (WBCS) with image acquisition up to 24 h is the nuclear medicine test of choice for diagnosing osteoarticular infection. However, distinguishing between inflammation and infection is a challenge. OBJECTIVES: The first aim of this study was to verify earlier research studies that used 4 and 24 h time decay-corrected acquisition (TDCA) to differentiate infection from inflammation. The second aim was to analyze whether 8 h acquisition (1-day protocol) yielded similar results as 20-24 h acquisition...
April 20, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430557/utilization-management-of-high-cost-imaging-in-an-outpatient-setting-in-a-large-stable-patient-and-provider-cohort-over-7-years
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Jeffrey B Weilburg, Christopher L Sistrom, Daniel I Rosenthal, Markus B Stout, Keith J Dreyer, Helaine R Rockett, Jason M Baron, Timothy G Ferris, James H Thrall
Purpose To quantify the effect of a comprehensive, long-term, provider-led utilization management (UM) program on high-cost imaging (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear imaging, and positron emission tomography) performed on an outpatient basis. Materials and Methods This retrospective, 7-year cohort study included all patients regularly seen by primary care physicians (PCPs) at an urban academic medical center. The main outcome was the number of outpatient high-cost imaging examinations per patient per year ordered by the patient's PCP or by any specialist...
April 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429321/euglena-transcript-processing
#5
David C McWatters, Anthony G Russell
RNA transcript processing is an important stage in the gene expression pathway of all organisms and is subject to various mechanisms of control that influence the final levels of gene products. RNA processing involves events such as nuclease-mediated cleavage, removal of intervening sequences referred to as introns and modifications to RNA structure (nucleoside modification and editing). In Euglena, RNA transcript processing was initially examined in chloroplasts because of historical interest in the secondary endosymbiotic origin of this organelle in this organism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428799/a-novel-cytoplasmic-male-sterility-in-brassica-napus-inap-cms-with-carpelloid-stamens-via-protoplast-fusion-with-chinese-woad
#6
Lei Kang, Pengfei Li, Aifan Wang, Xianhong Ge, Zaiyun Li
A novel cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in Brassica napus (inap CMS) was selected from the somatic hybrid with Isatis indigotica (Chinese woad) by recurrent backcrossing. The male sterility was caused by the conversion of tetradynamous stamens into carpelloid structures with stigmatoid tissues at their tips and ovule-like tissues in the margins, and the two shorter stamens into filaments without anthers. The feminized development of the stamens resulted in the complete lack of pollen grains, which was stable in different years and environments...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425915/competition-between-histone-and-transcription-factor-binding-regulates-the-onset-of-transcription-in-zebrafish-embryos
#7
Shai R Joseph, Máté Pálfy, Lennart Hilbert, Mukesh Kumar, Jens Karschau, Vasily Zaburdaev, Andrej Shevchenko, Nadine L Vastenhouw
Upon fertilization, the genome of animal embryos remains transcriptionally inactive until the maternal-to-zygotic transition. At this time, the embryo takes control of its development and transcription begins. How the onset of zygotic transcription is regulated remains unclear. Here, we show that a dynamic competition for DNA binding between nucleosome-forming histones and transcription factors regulates zebrafish genome activation. Taking a quantitative approach, we found that the concentration of non-DNA bound core histones sets the time for the onset of transcription...
April 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424666/napa-mediates-a-redox-regulation-of-the-antioxidant-response-carbon-utilization-and-development-in-aspergillus-nidulans
#8
Ariann E Mendoza-Martínez, Fernando Lara-Rojas, Olivia Sánchez, Jesús Aguirre
The redox-regulated transcription factors (TFs) of the bZIP AP1 family, such as yeast Yap1 and fission yeast Pap1, are activated by peroxiredoxin proteins (Prxs) to regulate the antioxidant response. Previously, Aspergillus nidulans mutants lacking the Yap1 ortholog NapA have been characterized as sensitive to H2O2 and menadione. Here we study NapA roles in relation to TFs SrrA and AtfA, also involved in oxidant detoxification, showing that these TFs play different roles in oxidative stress resistance, catalase gene regulation and development, during A...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423633/novel-lincrna-slinky-is-a-prognostic-biomarker-in-kidney-cancer
#9
Xue Gong, Zurab Siprashvili, Okyaz Eminaga, Zhewei Shen, Yusuke Sato, Haruki Kume, Yukio Homma, Seishi Ogawa, Paul A Khavari, Jonathan R Pollack, James D Brooks
Clear cell renal cell carcinomas (ccRCC) show a broad range of clinical behavior, and prognostic biomarkers are needed to stratify patients for appropriate management. We sought to determine whether long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) might predict patient survival. Candidate prognostic lincRNAs were identified by mining The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) transcriptome (RNA-seq) data on 466 ccRCC cases (randomized into discovery and validation sets) annotated for ~21,000 lncRNAs. A previously uncharacterized lincRNA, SLINKY (Survival-predictive LINcRNA in KidneY cancer), was the top-ranked prognostic lincRNA, and validated in an independent University of Tokyo cohort (P=0...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422997/promoter-hypermethylation-as-a-mechanism-for-lamin-a-c-silencing-in-a-subset-of-neuroblastoma-cells
#10
Ines Rauschert, Fabian Aldunate, Jens Preussner, Miguel Arocena-Sutz, Vanina Peraza, Mario Looso, Juan C Benech, Ruben Agrelo
Nuclear lamins support the nuclear envelope and provide anchorage sites for chromatin. They are involved in DNA synthesis, transcription, and replication. It has previously been reported that the lack of Lamin A/C expression in lymphoma and leukaemia is due to CpG island promoter hypermethylation. Here, we provide evidence that Lamin A/C is silenced via this mechanism in a subset of neuroblastoma cells. Moreover, Lamin A/C expression can be restored with a demethylating agent. Importantly, Lamin A/C reintroduction reduced cell growth kinetics and impaired migration, invasion, and anchorage-independent cell growth...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422134/genetic-structure-and-signatures-of-selection-in-grey-reef-sharks-carcharhinus-amblyrhynchos
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P Momigliano, R Harcourt, W D Robbins, V Jaiteh, G N Mahardika, A Sembiring, A Stow
With overfishing reducing the abundance of marine predators in multiple marine ecosystems, knowledge of genetic structure and local adaptation may provide valuable information to assist sustainable management. Despite recent technological advances, most studies on sharks have used small sets of neutral markers to describe their genetic structure. We used 5517 nuclear single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) gene to characterize patterns of genetic structure and detect signatures of selection in grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)...
April 19, 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421819/il-4-induces-the-il17rb-gene-transcription-in-monocytic-cells-with-coordinate-autocrine-il-25-signaling
#12
Nathaniel M Weathington, Shreya S Kanth, Qiaoke Gong, James Londino, Akihiko Hoji, Mauricio Rojas, John Trudeau, Sally Wenzel, Rama K Mallampalli
IL-25 and IL-4 signaling in the setting of infection or allergic responses can drive Type 2 inflammation. IL-25 requires the IL-17 receptor B (IL-17Rb) to mediate signaling through nuclear factor kappa B transcriptional activation. Despite the known coexistence of these two cytokines in the Type 2 inflammatory environment, collaborative signaling between the IL-4 and IL-25 axes is poorly explored. Here we demonstrate IL-4 induction of both IL-25 and IL-17Rb protein in human lung tissue culture, primary alveolar macrophages, and the THP-1 monocytic cell line...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421649/decreased-expression-of-epha5-is-associated-with-fuhrman-nuclear-grade-and-pathological-tumour-stage-in-ccrcc
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Xiaolin Wang, Haifei Xu, Zhijun Wu, Xiao Chen, Jiandong Wang
The incidence of renal cell carcinoma is increasing all over the world. The molecular mechanisms for tumorigenesis, progression and prognosis are still unknown. The erythropoietin-producing hepatoma amplified sequence (Eph) receptors have been reported to be expressed aberrantly in many types of human cancers and in particular EphA5 may play a role in certain human cancers. In this study, a set of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) tissues were subjected to immunohistochemistry. The relationship between EphA5 protein expression and clinicopathological parameters was statistically analysed...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419775/next-generation-sequencing-mitochondrial-dna-analysis-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
#14
Ashok Patowary, Ryan Nesbitt, Marilyn Archer, Raphael Bernier, Zoran Brkanac
Autism is a complex genetic disorder where both de-novo and inherited genetics factors play a role. Next generation sequencing approaches have been extensively used to identify rare variants associated with autism. To date, all such studies were focused on nuclear genome; thereby leaving the role of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation in autism unexplored. Recently, analytical tools have been developed to evaluate mtDNA in whole-exome data. We have analyzed the mtDNA sequence derived from whole-exome sequencing in 10 multiplex families...
April 17, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419111/time-resolved-and-label-free-monitoring-of-extracellular-metabolites-by-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#15
Victoria Shalabaeva, Laura Lovato, Rosanna La Rocca, Gabriele C Messina, Michele Dipalo, Ermanno Miele, Michela Perrone, Francesco Gentile, Francesco De Angelis
Metabolomics is an emerging field of cell biology that aims at the comprehensive identification of metabolite levels in biological fluids or cells in a specific functional state. Currently, the major tools for determining metabolite concentrations are mass spectrometry coupled with chromatographic techniques and nuclear magnetic resonance, which are expensive, time consuming and destructive for the samples. Here, we report a time resolved approach to monitor metabolite dynamics in cell cultures, based on Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418519/association-of-diet-with-skin-histological-features-in-uv-b-exposed-mice
#16
Tapan K Bhattacharyya, Yvonne Hsia, David M Weeks, Tatiana K Dixon, Jessica Lepe, J Regan Thomas
Importance: Long-term exposure to solar radiation produces deleterious photoaging of the skin. It is not known if diet can influence skin photoaging. Objectives: To study the influence of a calorie-restricted diet and an obesity diet in mice exposed to long-term UV-B irradiation to assess if there is an association between diet and histopathological response to UV-B irradiation. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this animal model study in an academic setting, the dorsal skin of SKH1 hairless mice receiving normal, calorie-restricted, and obesity diets was exposed to UV-B irradiation 3 times a week for 10 weeks and were compared with corresponding controls...
April 13, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417366/characterization-of-protein-carbohydrate-interactions-by-nmr-spectroscopy
#17
Julie M Grondin, David N Langelaan, Steven P Smith
Solution-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy can be used to monitor protein-carbohydrate interactions. Two-dimensional (1)H-(15)N heteronuclear single quantum coherence (HSQC)-based techniques described in this chapter can be used quickly and effectively to screen a set of possible carbohydrate binding partners, to quantify the dissociation constant (K d) of any identified interactions, and to map the carbohydrate binding site on the structure of the protein. Here, we describe the titration of a family 32 carbohydrate binding module from Clostridium perfringens (CpCBM32) with the monosaccharide N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc), in which we calculate the apparent dissociation of the interaction, and map the GalNAc binding site onto the structure of CpCBM32...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416656/effect-of-cholesterol-on-the-molecular-structure-and-transitions-in-a-clinical-grade-lung-surfactant-extract
#18
Jenny Marie Andersson, Carl Grey, Marcus Larsson, Tiago Mendes Ferreira, Emma Sparr
The lipid-protein film covering the interface of the lung alveolar in mammals is vital for proper lung function and its deficiency is related to a range of diseases. Here we present a molecular-level characterization of a clinical-grade porcine lung surfactant extract using a multitechnique approach consisting of [Formula: see text]-[Formula: see text] solid-state nuclear magnetic spectroscopy, small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering, and mass spectrometry. The detailed characterization presented for reconstituted membranes of a lung extract demonstrates that the molecular structure of lung surfactant strongly depends on the concentration of cholesterol...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414227/quantifying-the-role-of-orbital-contraction-in-chemical-bonding
#19
Daniel S Levine, Martin Head-Gordon
This work reports an approach to variationally quantify orbital contraction in chemical bonds by an extension of an energy decomposition analysis (EDA). The orbital contraction energy is defined as the energy lowering due to optimization of the isolated fragments (that combine to form the bond) with a specially constructed virtual set of contraction/expansion functions. This set contains one function per occupied orbital, obtained as the linear response to scaling the nuclear charges. EDA results for a variety of single bonds show substantial changes in the importance of orbital contraction; it plays a critical role for bonds to H but only a very minor role in the bonds between heavier elements...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412365/vaccinia-related-kinase-3-vrk3-sets-the-circadian-period-and-amplitude-by-affecting-the-subcellular-localization-of-clock-proteins-in-mammalian-cells
#20
Nayoung Park, Ji-Eun Song, Seongsu Jeong, Thanh Thi Tran, Hyuk Wan Ko, Eun Young Kim
In the eukaryotic circadian clock machinery, negative feedback repression of CLOCK (CLK) and BMAL1 transcriptional activity by PERIOD (PER) and CRYPTOCHROME (CRY) underlies the basis for 24 h rhythmic gene expression. Thus, precise regulation of the time-dependent nuclear entry of circadian repressors is crucial to generating normal circadian rhythms. Here, we sought to identify novel kinase(s) that regulate nuclear entry of mammalian CRY1 (mCRY1) with an unbiased screening using red fluorescent protein (RFP)-tagged human kinome expression plasmids in mammalian cells...
April 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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