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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729204/characterization-of-clinical-isolates-oxacillin-susceptible-meca-positive-staphylococcus-aureus-os-mrsa-in-china-from-2009-2014
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Yunjia Song, Lanqing Cui, Yuan Lv, Yun Li, Feng Xue
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate the prevalence and molecular characteristics of clinical oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staphylococcus aureus (OS-MRSA) isolates in China from July 2009 to June 2014. METHODS: A total of 2,068 non-duplicated Staphylococcus aureus isolates were collected from 21 hospitals and the susceptibility test were performed by agar dilution method. All the OS-MRSA strains were screened for the presence of the mecA, mecC and nuc gene as well as Panton-Valentine leucocidin gene(PVL)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727825/differentially-expressed-genes-in-the-head-of-the-2nd-instar-pre-molting-larvae-of-the-nm2-mutant-of-the-silkworm-bombyx-mori
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Pingyang Wang, Simin Bi, Fan Wu, Pingzhen Xu, Xingjia Shen, Qiaoling Zhao
Molting is an important physiological process in the larval stage of Bombyx mori and is controlled by various hormones and peptides. The silkworm mutant that exhibits the phenotype of non-molting in the 2nd instar (nm2) is incapable of molting in the 2nd instar and dies after seven or more days. The ecdysone titer in the nm2 mutant is lower than that in the wildtype, and the mutant can be rescued by feeding with 20E and cholesterol. The results of positional cloning indicated that structural alteration of BmCPG10 is responsible for the phenotype of the nm2 mutant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725653/calr-positive-myeloproliferative-disorder-in-a-patient-with-ph-positive-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-durable-treatment-free-remission-a-case-report
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Irene Dogliotti, Carmen Fava, Anna Serra, Enrico Gottardi, Filomena Daraio, Francesca Carnuccio, Emilia Giugliano, Monica Bocchia, Giuseppe Saglio, Giovanna Rege-Cambrin
Current diagnostic criteria for Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasia (MPN) have been redefined by the discovery of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), myeloproliferative leukemia (MPL) and calreticulin (CALR) genetic alterations. Only few cases of coexistence of CALR-mutated MPN and Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have been described so far. Here we report the case of a patient with CML diagnosed in 2001, treated with imatinib and pegylated interferon (IFN) frontline. She reached complete molecular remission (CMR) and discontinued imatinib, maintaining treatment free remission...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723629/stat3-mutation-impacts-biological-and-clinical-features-of-t-lgl-leukemia
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Antonella Teramo, Gregorio Barilà, Giulia Calabretto, Chiara Ercolin, Thierry Lamy, Aline Moignet, Mikael Roussel, Cédric Pastoret, Matteo Leoncin, Cristina Gattazzo, Anna Cabrelle, Elisa Boscaro, Sara Teolato, Elisa Pagnin, Tamara Berno, Elena De March, Monica Facco, Francesco Piazza, Livio Trentin, Gianpietro Semenzato, Renato Zambello
STAT3 mutations have been described in 30-40% of T-large granular lymphocyte (T-LGL) leukemia patients, leading to STAT3 pathway activation. Considering the heterogeneity of the disease and the several immunophenotypes that LGL clone may express, the aim of this work was to evaluate whether STAT3 mutations might be associated with a distinctive LGL immunophenotype and/or might be indicative for specific clinical features.Our series of cases included a pilot cohort of 101 T-LGL leukemia patients (68 CD8+/CD4- and 33 CD4+/CD8±) from Padua Hematology Unit (Italy) and a validation cohort of additional 20 patients from Rennes Hematology Unit (France)...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723562/integrative-genomics-identifies-the-molecular-basis-of-resistance-to-azacitidine-therapy-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Ashwin Unnikrishnan, Elli Papaemmanuil, Dominik Beck, Nandan P Deshpande, Arjun Verma, Ashu Kumari, Petter S Woll, Laura A Richards, Kathy Knezevic, Vashe Chandrakanthan, Julie A I Thoms, Melinda L Tursky, Yizhou Huang, Zara Ali, Jake Olivier, Sally Galbraith, Austin G Kulasekararaj, Magnus Tobiasson, Mohsen Karimi, Andrea Pellagatti, Susan R Wilson, Robert Lindeman, Boris Young, Raj Ramakrishna, Christopher Arthur, Richard Stark, Philip Crispin, Jennifer Curnow, Pauline Warburton, Fernando Roncolato, Jacqueline Boultwood, Kevin Lynch, Sten Eirik W Jacobsen, Ghulam J Mufti, Eva Hellstrom-Lindberg, Marc R Wilkins, Karen L MacKenzie, Jason W H Wong, Peter J Campbell, John E Pimanda
Myelodysplastic syndromes and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia are blood disorders characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis and progressive marrow failure that can transform into acute leukemia. The DNA methyltransferase inhibitor 5-azacytidine (AZA) is the most effective pharmacological option, but only ∼50% of patients respond. A response only manifests after many months of treatment and is transient. The reasons underlying AZA resistance are unknown, and few alternatives exist for non-responders. Here, we show that AZA responders have more hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) in the cell cycle...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722566/molecular-epidemiology-of-staphylococcus-aureus-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-the-lao-people-s-democratic-republic
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Alicia D Yeap, Kate Woods, David A B Dance, Bruno Pichon, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Viengmon Davong, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Paul N Newton, Nandini Shetty, Angela M Kearns
This is the first report of the molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus from skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in Laos. We selected a random sample of 96 S. aureus SSTI isolates received by the Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, between July 2012 and June 2014, including representation from seven referral hospitals. Isolates underwent susceptibility testing by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute methods, spa typing and DNA microarray analysis, with whole genome sequencing for rare lineages...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722229/a-transposon-directed-epigenetic-change-in-zmcct-underlies-quantitative-resistance-to-gibberella-stalk-rot-in-maize
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Chao Wang, Qin Yang, Weixiang Wang, Yipu Li, Yanling Guo, Dongfeng Zhang, Xuena Ma, Wei Song, Jiuran Zhao, Mingliang Xu
A major resistance quantitative trait locus, qRfg1, significantly enhances maize resistance to Gibberella stalk rot, a devastating disease caused by Fusarium graminearum. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unknown. We adopted a map-based cloning approach to identify the resistance gene at qRfg1 and examined the dynamic epigenetic changes during qRfg1-mediated maize resistance to the disease. A CCT domain-containing gene, ZmCCT, is the causal gene at the qRfg1 locus and a polymorphic CACTA-like transposable element (TE1) c...
July 19, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721542/molecular-characterization-modeling-in-silico-analysis-of-equine-pituitary-gonadotropin-alpha-subunit-and-docking-interaction-studies-with-ganirelix
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Anuradha Bhardwaj, Varij Nayan, Parvati Sharma, Sanjay Kumar, Yash Pal, Jitender Singh
Equine pituitary gonadotropins (eLH, eFSH, eCG) are heterodimeric glycoprotein hormones with alpha (α) and beta (β) subunits. It is responsible for maintenance of pregnancy in mares during early gestation and fairly valuable for inducing superovulation in animals other than equines. The alpha subunit is common, while beta subunit is species-specific in all glycoprotein hormones. In the present investigation, molecular cloning and in silico characterization including homology modeling and molecular docking analysis of the equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) alpha subunit was carried out for gaining structural and functional insights into the eCG alpha subunit and its possible interaction with ganirelix, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist...
December 2016: In Silico Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720531/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-the-genes-encoding-the-proteins-of-zika-virus
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Wangheng Hou, Ruth Cruz-Cosme, Najealicka Armstrong, Lilian Akello Obwolo, Fayuan Wen, Wenhui Hu, Min-Hua Luo, Qiyi Tang
Zika virus (ZIKV) encodes a precursor protein (also called polyprotein) of about 3424 amino acids that is processed by proteases to generate 10 mature proteins and a small peptide. In the present study, we characterized the chemical features, suborganelle distribution and potential function of each protein using Flag-tagged protein expression system. Western blot analysis revealed the molecular weight of the proteins and the polymerization of E, NS1, and NS3 proteins. In addition, we performed multi-labeled fluorescent immunocytochemistry and subcellular fractionation to determine the subcellular localization of these proteins in host cells...
July 15, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719245/production-of-a-mouse-monoclonal-antibody-against-mortalin-by-whole-cell-immunization
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Marzieh Rezaei, Abbas Ghaderi
Pancreatic carcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer death and is characterized by early invasion and metastasis. Advances in molecular biology directed new strategies in targeted therapy using monoclonal antibodies. To identify new biomarkers, we generated a panel of monoclonal antibodies against the newly established cell line, Faraz-ICR, from a patient with acinar cell carcinoma. After immunization of BALB/c female mice with Faraz-ICR cell line and fusion of splenocytes with SP2/0 myeloma cell line, high reactive hybridoma producing antibodies to Faraz-ICR were detected using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immunofluorescence staining and flow cytometry...
July 18, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716424/molecular-cloning-of-an-ester-forming-triterpenoid-udp-glucose-28-o-glucosyltransferase-involved-in-saponin-biosynthesis-from-the-medicinal-plant-centella-asiatica
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Fernanda de Costa, Carla J S Barber, Yeon-Bok Kim, Darwin W Reed, Haixia Zhang, Arthur G Fett-Neto, Patrick S Covello
Triterpene saponins include bioactive compounds with structures consisting of triterpene aglycones (sapogenins) and one or more sugar moieties linked through acetal or ester glycosidic linkages at one or more sites. Centella asiatica (L.) Urban is a medicinal plant that contains bioactive ursane-type saponins, such as madecassoside and asiaticoside. In this work, glucosylation of triterpenoids in C. asiatica was investigated starting with plant extracts. An enzyme capable of glucosylating asiatic and madecassic acids was partially purified...
September 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716034/growth-arrest-specific-gene-2-in-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-molecular-characterization-and-functional-analysis-under-low-temperature-stress
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ChangGeng Yang, Fan Wu, Xing Lu, Ming Jiang, Wei Liu, Lijuan Yu, Juan Tian, Hua Wen
BACKGROUND: Growth arrest specific 2 (gas2) gene is a component of the microfilament system that plays a major role in the cell cycle, regulation of microfilaments, and cell morphology during apoptotic processes. However, little information is available on fish gas2. In this study, the tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) gas2 gene was cloned and characterized for the first time. RESULTS: The open reading frame was 1020 bp, encoding 340 amino acids; the 5'-untranslated region (UTR) was 140 bp and the 3'-UTR was 70 bp, with a poly (A) tail...
July 17, 2017: BMC Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715410/cloning-of-hsp90-expression-and-localization-of-hsp70-90-in-different-tissues-including-lactating-non-lactating-yak-bos-grunniens-breast-tissue
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Penggang Liu, Sijiu Yu, Yan Cui, Junfeng He, Chuan Yu, Zexing Wen, Yangyang Pan, Kun Yang, Liangli Song, Xue Yang
The aim of this study is to investigate the expression and localization of HSP70/90 in different tissues and explore the regulation effects of HSP70/90 at lactation period of female yaks. HSP90 mRNA was cloned from the heart samples of female yaks, Quantitative real-time (qRT-PCR), Western blotting (WB), immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence assays were utilized to analyze the expressions of HSP70/90 mRNA and protein in different tissues. Sequence analysis showed that HSP90 is a conserved molecular chaperone of female yaks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715249/durable-molecular-remissions-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-treated-with-cd19-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells-after-failure-of-ibrutinib
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Cameron J Turtle, Kevin A Hay, Laïla-Aïcha Hanafi, Daniel Li, Sindhu Cherian, Xueyan Chen, Brent Wood, Arletta Lozanski, John C Byrd, Shelly Heimfeld, Stanley R Riddell, David G Maloney
Purpose We evaluated the safety and feasibility of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor-modified T (CAR-T) cell therapy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who had previously received ibrutinib. Methods Twenty-four patients with CLL received lymphodepleting chemotherapy and anti-CD19 CAR-T cells at one of three dose levels (2 × 10(5), 2 × 10(6), or 2 × 10(7) CAR-T cells/kg). Nineteen patients experienced disease progression while receiving ibrutinib, three were ibrutinib intolerant, and two did not experience progression while receiving ibrutinib...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714406/role-of-the-immune-component-of-tumor-microenvironment-in-the-efficiency-of-cancer-treatment-perspectives-for-the-personalized-therapy
#15
Marina Stakheyeva, Vladimir Riabov, Irina Mitrofanova, Nikolai Litviakov, Evgeny Choynzonov, Nadezhda Cherdyntseva, Julia Kzhyshkowska
Despite significant progress in cancer diagnostics and development of novel therapeutic regimens, successful treatment of advanced forms of cancer is still a challenge and may require personalized therapeutic approaches. In this review, we analyzed major mechanisms responsible for tumor cells chemoresistance and emphasized that intratumor heterogeneity is a critical factor that limits efficiency of cancer treatment. Intratumor heterogeneity is caused by genomic instability in cancer cells, resulting in the selection of resistant clones...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713357/extensively-drug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-causing-nosocomial-bloodstream-infections-in-china-molecular-investigation-of-antibiotic-resistance-determinants-informing-therapy-and-clinical-outcomes
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Wenzi Bi, Haiyang Liu, Rhys A Dunstan, Bin Li, Von Vergel L Torres, Jianming Cao, Lijiang Chen, Jonathan J Wilksch, Richard A Strugnell, Trevor Lithgow, Tieli Zhou
The rise in diversity of antimicrobial resistance phenotypes seen in Klebsiella pneumoniae is becoming a serious antibiotic management problem. We sought to investigate the molecular characteristics and clinical implications of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) K. pneumoniae isolated from different nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs) patients from July 2013 to November 2015. Even in combination treatment, meropenem did not protect against mortality of BSIs patients (P = 0.015). In contrast, tigecycline in combination with other antimicrobial agents significantly protected against mortality (P = 0...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713347/generic-amplicon-deep-sequencing-to-determine-ilarvirus-species-diversity-in-australian-prunus
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Wycliff M Kinoti, Fiona E Constable, Narelle Nancarrow, Kim M Plummer, Brendan Rodoni
The distribution of Ilarvirus species populations amongst 61 Australian Prunus trees was determined by next generation sequencing (NGS) of amplicons generated using a genus-based generic RT-PCR targeting a conserved region of the Ilarvirus RNA2 component that encodes the RNA dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) gene. Presence of Ilarvirus sequences in each positive sample was further validated by Sanger sequencing of cloned amplicons of regions of each of RNA1, RNA2 and/or RNA3 that were generated by species specific PCRs and by metagenomic NGS...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712383/retrospective-genomic-analysis-of-vibrio-cholerae-o1-el-tor-strains-from-different-places-in-india-reveals-the-presence-of-ctxb-7-allele-found-in-haitian-isolates
#18
R DE, T Ramamurthy, B L Sarkar, A K Mukhopadhyay, G P Pazhani, S Sarkar, S Dutta, G B Nair
A total of 45 strains of Vibrio cholerae O1 isolated from 10 different places in India where they were associated with cases of cholera between the years 2007 and 2008 were examined by molecular methods. With the help of phenotypic and genotypic tests the strains were confirmed to be O1 El Tor biotype strains with classical ctxB gene. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis by double - mismatch amplification mutation assay PCR showed 16 of these strains carried the ctxB-7 allele reported in Haitian strains...
August 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712361/plasmodium-knowlesi-a-superb-in-vivo-nonhuman-primate-model-of-antigenic-variation-in-malaria
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M R Galinski, S A Lapp, M S Peterson, F Ay, C J Joyner, K G LE Roch, L L Fonseca, E O Voit
Antigenic variation in malaria was discovered in Plasmodium knowlesi studies involving longitudinal infections of rhesus macaques (M. mulatta). The variant proteins, known as the P. knowlesi Schizont Infected Cell Agglutination (SICA) antigens and the P. falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein 1 (PfEMP1) antigens, expressed by the SICAvar and var multigene families, respectively, have been studied for over 30 years. Expression of the SICA antigens in P. knowlesi requires a splenic component, and specific antibodies are necessary for variant antigen switch events in vivo...
July 17, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711315/characterization-of-mobile-genetic-elements-carrying-vim-1-and-kpc-2-carbapenemases-in-citrobacter-freundii-isolates-in-madrid
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Jennifer Villa, David M Arana, Esther Viedma, Dafne Perez-Montarelo, Fernando Chaves
Carbapenemase producing Citrobacter freundii (CPCF) infections are still uncommon in European countries. Here we report a molecular study conducted in a tertiary care facility in southern Madrid, Spain, from 2009 to 2014 to investigate the epidemiology of CPCF. The blaIMP-1,blaIMP-2,blaKPC,blaNDM,blaOXA-48,blaVIM-1 and blaVIM-2 genes were screened by PCR. Molecular typing was carried out by Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST). Whole genome sequencing (WGS) was performed to characterize the resistome and the mobile genetic elements associated with the carbapenems resistance of CPCF...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
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