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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339104/transferable-antibiotic-resistances-in-marketed-edible-grasshoppers-locusta-migratoria-migratorioides
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Andrea Osimani, Cristiana Garofalo, Lucia Aquilanti, Vesna Milanović, Federica Cardinali, Manuela Taccari, Marina Pasquini, Stefano Tavoletti, Francesca Clementi
Grasshoppers are the most commonly eaten insects by humans worldwide, as they are rich in proteins and micronutrients. This study aimed to assess the occurrence of transferable antibiotic resistance genes in commercialized edible grasshoppers. To this end, the prevalence of 12 selected genes [aac(6')-Ie aph(2″)-Ia, blaZ, erm(A), erm(B), erm(C), mecA, tet(M), tet(O), tet(S), tet(K), vanA, vanB] coding for resistance to antibiotics conventionally used in clinical practice was determined. The majority of samples were positive for tet(M) (70...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338777/the-chlamydia-suis-genome-exhibits-high-levels-of-diversity-plasticity-and-mobile-antibiotic-resistance-comparative-genomics-of-a-recent-livestock-cohort-shows-influence-of-treatment-regimes
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Helena M B Seth-Smith, Sabrina Wanninger, Nathan Bachmann, Hanna Marti, Weihong Qi, Manuela Donati, Antonietta di Francesco, Adam Polkinghorne, Nicole Borel
Chlamydia suis is an endemic pig pathogen, belonging to a fascinating genus of obligate intracellular pathogens. Of particular interest, this is the only chlamydial species to have naturally acquired genes encoding for tetracycline resistance. To date, the distribution and mobility of the Tet-island is not well understood. Our study focused on whole genome sequencing of 29 C. suis isolates from a recent porcine cohort within Switzerland, combined with data from USA tetracycline-resistant isolates. Our findings show that the genome of C...
March 2, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335006/a-platform-for-functional-assessment-of-large-variant-libraries-in-mammalian-cells
#3
Kenneth A Matreyek, Jason J Stephany, Douglas M Fowler
Sequencing-based, massively parallel genetic assays have revolutionized our ability to quantify the relationship between many genotypes and a phenotype of interest. Unfortunately, variant library expression platforms in mammalian cells are far from ideal, hindering the study of human gene variants in their physiologically relevant cellular contexts. Here, we describe a platform for phenotyping variant libraries in transfectable mammalian cell lines in two steps. First, a landing pad cell line with a genomically integrated, Tet-inducible cassette containing a Bxb1 recombination site is created...
March 15, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333198/a-tetracycline-inducible-integrative-expression-system-for-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#4
Marina Meiers, Anke Laux, Daniela Eichinger, Anne Sexauer, Patrick Marx, Ralph Bertram, Reinhold Brückner
Inducible gene expression systems are very useful to analyze cellular processes. The ability to switch the expression state of genes of interest may even be crucial if essential traits or genetic instability are involved. An integrative plasmid, pTEX2, was designed using the (anhydro)tetracycline-inducible promoter Pxyl/tet from staphylococcal plasmid pRAB11 to control gene expression in Streptococcus pneumoniae. The system was evaluated by expressing genes of the two-component regulatory system ciaRH of S...
February 21, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333027/transfer-of-more-than-two-embryos-regardless-of-the-age-of-the-female-partner-is-not-beneficial-for-neither-the-mothers-nor-the-babies-lessons-from-the-latin-american-registry-of-assisted-reproductive-techniques
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Juan Enrique Schwarze, Javier Crosby
OBJECTIVE: ART has helped millions of infertile couples worldwide to overcome their childlessness. These successes have been accompanied by an increase in multiple deliveries, and perinatal complications associated. The explanation for this complication is the transfer of more than one embryo, to increase the odds of delivery. Our objective was to compare the outcome of elective dual embryo transfer (eDET) to that of the transfer of more than two embryos without embryo cryopreservation (TET), terms of delivery rate and multiple delivery...
February 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332209/quantitation-and-mapping-of-the-epigenetic-marker-5-hydroxymethylcytosine
#6
Ying Qing, Zhiqi Tian, Ying Bi, Yongyao Wang, Jiangang Long, Chun-Xiao Song, Jiajie Diao
We here review primary methods used in quantifying and mapping 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), including global quantification, restriction enzyme-based detection, and methods involving DNA-enrichment strategies and the genome-wide sequencing of 5hmC. As discovered in the mammalian genome in 2009, 5hmC, oxidized from 5-methylcytosine (5mC) by ten-eleven translocation (TET) dioxygenases, is increasingly being recognized as a biomarker in biological processes from development to pathogenesis, as its various detection methods have shown...
March 23, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332015/doubling-time-of-thymic-epithelial-tumours-on-ct-correlation-with-histological-subtype
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Jooae Choe, Sang Min Lee, Soyeoun Lim, Se Hoon Choi, Namkug Kim, Kyung-Hyun Do, Joon Beom Seo
OBJECTIVES: We retrospectively evaluated the doubling time (DT) of thymic epithelial tumours (TET) according to the histological subtype on CT. METHODS: From January 2005 to June 2016, we enrolled 53 patients who had pathologically confirmed TET and at least two CT scans. Tumour size was measured using a two-dimensional method, and the DT was calculated. DTs were compared among histological subtypes, and factors associated with rapid tumour growth (DT <180 days) were assessed...
March 22, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331549/dynamics-of-5-methylcytosine-and-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-during-pronuclear-development-in-equine-zygotes-produced-by-icsi
#8
Sonia Heras, Katrien Smits, Catharina De Schauwer, Ann Van Soom
BACKGROUND: Global epigenetic reprogramming is considered to be essential during embryo development to establish totipotency. In the classic model first described in the mouse, the genome-wide DNA demethylation is asymmetric between the paternal and the maternal genome. The paternal genome undergoes ten-eleven translocation (TET)-mediated active DNA demethylation, which is completed before the end of the first cell cycle. Since TET enzymes oxidize 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, the latter is postulated to be an intermediate stage toward DNA demethylation...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325772/tet3-mediated-dna-oxidation-promotes-atr-dependent-dna-damage-response
#9
Dewei Jiang, Shu Wei, Fei Chen, Ying Zhang, Jiali Li
An efficient, accurate, and timely DNA damage response (DDR) is crucial for the maintenance of genome integrity. Here, we report that ten-eleven translocation dioxygenase (TET) 3-mediated conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) in response to ATR-dependent DDR regulates DNA repair. ATR-dependent DDR leads to dynamic changes in 5hmC levels and TET3 enzymatic activity. We show that TET3 is an ATR kinase target that oxidizes DNA during ATR-dependent DNA damage repair. Modulation of TET3 expression and activity affects DNA damage signaling and DNA repair and consequently cell death...
March 21, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321439/overexpression-of-parkinson-s-disease-associated-mutation-lrrk2-g2019s-in-mouse-forebrain-induces-behavioral-deficits-and-%C3%AE-synuclein-pathology
#10
Yulan Xiong, Stewart Neifert, Senthilkumar S Karuppagounder, Jeannette N Stankowski, Byoung Dae Lee, Jonathan C Grima, Guanxing Chen, Han Seok Ko, Yunjong Lee, Debbie Swing, Lino Tessarollo, Ted M Dawson, Valina L Dawson
Mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene have been identified as an unambiguous cause of late-onset, autosomal-dominant familial Parkinson's disease (PD) and LRRK2 mutations are the strongest genetic risk factor for sporadic PD known to date. A number of transgenic mice expressing wild-type or mutant LRRK2 have been described with varying degrees of LRRK2-related abnormalities and modest pathologies. None of these studies directly addressed the role of the kinase domain in the changes observed and none of the mice present with robust features of the human disease...
March 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321240/validation-of-veterans-specific-activity-questionnaire-to-assess-exercise-tolerance-of-chinese-elderly-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Yan Wang, Jing-Jing Shi, Bo-Zhong Wang
OBJECTIVE: The Veterans Specific Activity Questionnaire (VSAQ) has been used to assess exercise tolerance. Nevertheless, there is no validated Chinese version. The aim of this study is to determine whether a questionnaire-based method using the Chinese version of VSAQ (the modified VSAQ) is a practical tool to assess exercise tolerance of Chinese elderly with coronary heart disease. METHODS: One hundred thirty consecutive elderly patients who were diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD) (mean age 68...
December 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321207/whole-genome-sequencing-for-surveillance-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae
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Janine T Bossé, Yanwen Li, Jon Rogers, Roberto Fernandez Crespo, Yinghui Li, Roy R Chaudhuri, Matthew T G Holden, Duncan J Maskell, Alexander W Tucker, Brendan W Wren, Andrew N Rycroft, Paul R Langford
The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between antimicrobial resistance (AMR) profiles of 96 clinical isolates of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, an important porcine respiratory pathogen, and the identification of AMR genes in whole genome sequence (wgs) data. Susceptibility of the isolates to nine antimicrobial agents (ampicillin, enrofloxacin, erythromycin, florfenicol, sulfisoxazole, tetracycline, tilmicosin, trimethoprim, and tylosin) was determined by agar dilution susceptibility test...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315000/polyphenol-metabolism-in-differently-colored-cultivars-of-red-currant-ribes-rubrum-l-through-fruit-ripening
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Zala Zorenc, Robert Veberic, Darinka Koron, Silvija Miosic, Olly Sanny Hutabarat, Heidi Halbwirth, Maja Mikulic-Petkovsek
Rare red currants colors caused by low anthocyanin content in the pink and a lack of anthocyanins in the white cultivar correlated with low ANS gene expression, enzyme activity, and increased sugar/acid ratios. Changes in the contents of polyphenols, sugars, and organic acids in berries of the three differently colored Ribes rubrum L. cultivars ('Jonkheer van Tets', 'Pink Champagne', and 'Zitavia') were determined by LC-MS and HPLC at 4 sampling times during the last month of fruit ripening. The activities of the main flavonoid enzymes, chalcone synthase/chalcone isomerase (CHS/CHI), flavanone 3-hydroxylase (FHT), and dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (DFR), and the expression of anthocyanidin synthase (ANS) were additionally measured...
March 17, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314124/antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-lakes-from-middle-and-lower-reaches-of-the-yangtze-river-china-effect-of-land-use-and-sediment-characteristics
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Yuyi Yang, Wenzhi Liu, Chen Xu, Buqing Wei, Jun Wang
Freshwater lakes provided an ideal media for the accumulation and propagation of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), because they were susceptible to anthropogenic impacts. Land reclamation and urbanization exerted severe anthropogenic impacts on lakes from middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China over the past decades. In this study, 15 lakes in the region were selected to understand the level and variability of ARGs. Proportion of different land use types was applied to display the land reclamation and urbanization around each lake...
March 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304216/characterizing-the-multidrug-resistance-of-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-cattle-farms-and-abattoirs
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Carrie-Ann Kennedy, Séamus Fanning, Maria Karczmarczyk, Brian Byrne, Áine Monaghan, Declan Bolton, Torres Sweeney
Non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STECs) are not as well characterized as O157 STEC cases, despite their similar prevalence in many countries. Hence, the objective of this study was to investigate the phenotypic and genotypic basis of multidrug resistance (MDR) in non-O157 STEC farm- and abattoir-sourced isolates and assess the potential dissemination of these MDR profiles in vitro. Susceptibility testing to 20 antimicrobials was performed on 146 non-O157 STECs isolated from farm and abattoir environments...
March 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294608/an-engineered-split-tet2-enzyme-for-inducible-epigenetic-remodeling
#16
Minjung Lee, Jia Li, Yi Liang, Guolin Ma, Jixiang Zhang, Lian He, Yuliang Liu, Qian Li, Minyong Li, Deqiang Sun, Yubin Zhou, Yun Huang
The Ten-eleven translocation (TET) family of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) dioxygenases catalyze the conversion of 5mC into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and further oxidized species to promote active DNA demethylation. Here we engineered a split-TET2 enzyme to enable temporal control of 5mC oxidation and subsequent remodeling of epigenetic states in mammalian cells. We further demonstrate the use of this chemically-inducible system to dissect the correlation between DNA hydroxymethylation and chromatin accessibility in the mammalian genome...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293235/distribution-of-cfr-in-staphylococcus-spp-and-escherichia-coli-strains-from-pig-farms-in-china-and-characterization-of-a-novel-cfr-carrying-f43-a-b-plasmid
#17
Xiao-Qin Liu, Jing Wang, Wei Li, Li-Qing Zhao, Yan Lu, Jian-Hua Liu, Zhen-Ling Zeng
The multi-resistance gene cfr is widely distributed among various gram-positive and gram-negative species in livestock in China. To better understand the epidemiology of cfr among Staphylococcus spp. and E. coli isolates, 254 Staphylococcus spp. and 398 E. coli strains collected from six swine farms in China were subjected to prevalence and genetic analysis. Forty (15.7%) Staphylococcus spp. isolates, including 38 Staphylococcus sciuri strains, one Staphylococcus chromogenes strain, and one Staphylococcus lentus strain, and two (0...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290267/characterisation-of-penicillin-and-tetracycline-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-bovine-milk-samples-in-minas-gerais-brazil
#18
Caroline L Martini, Carla C Lange, Maria Avp Brito, João B Ribeiro, Letícia C Mendonça, Eliana K Vaz
This Regional Research Communication describes the characterisation of ampicillin, penicillin and tetracycline resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine subclinical mastitis in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Ninety S. aureus isolates from bovine mastitis exhibiting phenotypic resistance to ampicillin, penicillin and/or tetracycline were selected for this study. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of each antibiotic was determined using the E-Test® and the production of beta-lactamase was determined by cefinase disks...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288190/tetrandrine-inhibits-migration-and-invasion-of-human-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-regulating-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mmp-9-signaling
#19
Shurui Chen, Wei Liu, Ke Wang, Yizeng Fan, Jiaqi Chen, Jianbin Ma, Xinyang Wang, Dalin He, Jin Zeng, Lei Li
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is known as one of the most lethal malignancies in the urological system because of its high incidence of metastasis. Tetrandrine (Tet), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, exerts a potent anti-cancer effect in a variety of cancer cells. However, the anti-metastatic effect of Tet and its possible mechanism in RCC is still unclear. The present study revealed that Tet significantly suppressed the migration and invasion of RCC 786-O and 769-P cells in vitro. Mechanistically, the protein levels of matrix metalloproteinases 9 (MMP-9), phosphorylated PI3K, PDK1, Akt and NF-κB were markedly reduced after Tet treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277978/targeted-dna-demethylation-in-human-cells-by-fusion-of-a-plant-5-methylcytosine-dna-glycosylase-to-a-sequence-specific-dna-binding-domain
#20
Jara Teresa Parrilla-Doblas, Rafael R Ariza, Teresa Roldán-Arjona
DNA methylation is a crucial epigenetic mark associated to gene silencing, and its targeted removal is a major goal of epigenetic editing. In animal cells, DNA demethylation involves iterative 5mC oxidation by TET enzymes followed by replication-dependent dilution and/or replication-independent DNA repair of its oxidized derivatives. In contrast, plants use specific DNA glycosylases that directly excise 5mC and initiate its substitution for unmethylated C in a base excision repair process. In this work, we have fused the catalytic domain of Arabidopsis ROS1 5mC DNA glycosylase (ROS1_CD) to the DNA binding domain of yeast GAL4 (GBD)...
February 23, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
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