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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339845/expanded-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-chickens-with-colibacillosis-in-egypt
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D A El-Shazly, S A Nasef, F F Mahmoud, Daniel Jonas
Throughout the world, expanded spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) are increasing among clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae, both in humans and animals. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of data on ESBL or Ampicillin class C β-lactamase (AmpC) in Egypt, although antimicrobial consumption is high in this developing country. This study aims to characterize the resistance mechanisms to expanded spectrum cephalosporins among resistant veterinary Escherichia coli isolates in Egypt. We investigated 50 clinical multi-resistant E...
February 23, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339056/nobiletin-inhibits-invasion-via-inhibiting-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in-slug-expressing-glioma-cells
#2
Xiang Zhang, Kebin Zheng, Chunhui Li, Yonghui Zhao, Heyang Li, Xuguang Liu, Yinbo Long, Junchao Yao
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a pivotal event in tumor progression during which cancer cells undergo dramatic changes acquiring highly invasive properties. In this study, we found that nobiletin, a polymethoxylated flavone, suppressed migration and invasion in both U87 and U251 glioma cells. Expression of epithelial markers (E-cadherin and occludin) was upregulated; mesenchymal markers (N-cadherin, fibronectin) and the transcriptional factor Slug were downregulated after nobiletin treatment. Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) was applied to stimulate EMT and the results showed that nobiletin not only influenced basal level cell migration but also prevented TGF-β-triggered migration and EMT, with the AKT/GSK3β/β-catenin signaling pathway greatly involved...
March 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339048/agr2-ameliorates-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction-via-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-mediated-mlck-p-mlc-pathway-activation
#3
Xiaolin Ye, Mei Sun
Intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Anterior gradient protein 2 homologue (AGR2) assists in maintaining intestinal homeostasis in dextran sulphate sodium-induced mouse ileocolitis; however, it is unclear whether it modulates intestinal barrier function. Our study aimed to investigate the protective role of AGR2 in tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-induced intestinal epithelial barrier injury. Caco-2 cell monolayers were pre-transfected with an AGR2 plasmid and then exposed to TNF-α...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338809/resveratrol-derivative-btm-0512-mitigates-obesity-by-promoting-beige-remodeling-of-subcutaneous-preadipocytes
#4
Qingqing Li, Kuansong Wang, Yipeng Ma, Chunxiang Qin, Changsheng Dong, Ping Jin, Yan Wu, Xiaoming Xiong, Niansheng Li, Changping Hu, Jun Peng, Zhichun Yang
Recent studies revealed that sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) is involved in the regulation of energy metabolism and its agonist resveratrol showed anti-obesity effect. This study aims to determine whether BTM-0512, a novel derivative of resveratrol, acts as an antagonist of obesity and to explore its possible mechanisms. High-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mice were intragastrically administered with BTM-0512 (5, 10, and 20 mg/kg/day) or resveratrol (10 mg/kg/day). It was found that the body weight, Lee's index, ratio of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) to body weight, and blood glucose were significantly reduced in BTM-0512-treated mice when compared with those in mice treated with resveratrol...
February 24, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
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/28338198/the-expression-of-sirt3-in-primary-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-the-mechanism-of-its-tumor-suppressing-effects
#6
Y Liu, Y-L Liu, W Cheng, X-M Yin, B Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the SIRT 3 expression in primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and then establish the eukaryotic expression vector of SIRT3 to observe the proliferation and apoptosis of pZsGreen-c1-SIRT3 HepG2 cells. Furthermore, we explored the mechanism of SIRT3 in inhibiting HCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of SIRT3 in the tumor tissue and para-tumor tissue in 32 patients with HCC and the normal liver tissue in 10 patients...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338012/prevalence-of-st1193-clone-and-inci1-st16-plasmid-in-e-coli-isolates-carrying-blactx-m-55-gene-from-urinary-tract-infections-patients-in-china
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Liang Xia, Yang Liu, Shu Xia, Timothy Kudinha, Shu-Nian Xiao, Nan-Shan Zhong, Guo-Sheng Ren, Chao Zhuo
To study molecular epidemiology of CTX-M-55-carrying Escherichia coli isolates from urinary tract infections (UTIs) in China. 111 blaCTX-M-55-positive E.coli isolates from UTIs patients in China were studied. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) were used to analyze the homologies among the strains. Conjugation experiments, S1nuclease PFGE and PCR analysis were performed to characterize plasmids harboring blaCTX-M-55 and their genetic environment. 111 isolates were clustered into 86 individual pulsotypes and three clusters by PFGE...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337960/g-protein-signaling-protein-17-rgs17-is-upregulated-and-promotes-tumor-growth-and-migration-in-human-colorectal-carcinoma
#8
Ling Li, He-Sheng Luo
Colorectal carcinoma is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths and has a high tendency for metastasis, which makes it a priority to find novel methods to diagnose and treat colorectal carcinoma in the very early stage. Herein, we studied the role of regulators of G-protein signaling (RGS) family protein RGS17 in colorectal carcinoma growth and metastasis. We found that RGS17 was upregulated in both clinical colorectal carcinoma tissues and cultured colorectal carcinoma cells. Knockdown of RGS17 by specific siRNA decreased, whereas overexpression of RGS17 with expression plasmid increased cell proliferation rate in cultured cells...
March 23, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337642/the-small-heat-shock-proteins-%C3%AE-b-crystallin-hspb5-and-hsp27-hspb1-inhibit-the-intracellular-aggregation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein
#9
Dezerae Cox, Heath Ecroyd
Protein homeostasis, or proteostasis, is the process of maintaining the conformational and functional integrity of the proteome. Proteostasis is preserved in the face of stress by a complex network of cellular machinery, including the small heat shock molecular chaperone proteins (sHsps), which act to inhibit the aggregation and deposition of misfolded protein intermediates. Despite this, the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases has been inextricably linked with the amyloid fibrillar aggregation and deposition of α-synuclein (α-syn)...
March 23, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337556/homologous-gene-targeting-of-a-carotenoids-biosynthetic-gene-in-rhodosporidium-toruloides-by-agrobacterium-mediated-transformation
#10
Wenyi Sun, Xiaobing Yang, Xueying Wang, Xinping Lin, Yanan Wang, Sufang Zhang, Yushi Luan, Zongbao K Zhao
OBJECTIVES: To target a carotenoid biosynthetic gene in the oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides by using the Agrobacterium-mediated transformation (AMT) method. RESULTS: The RHTO_04602 locus of R. toruloides NP11, previously assigned to code the carotenoid biosynthetic gene CRTI, was amplified from genomic DNA and cloned into the binary plasmid pZPK-mcs, resulting in pZPK-CRT. A HYG-expression cassette was inserted into the CRTI sequence of pZPK-CRT by utilizing the restriction-free clone strategy...
March 23, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337342/first-indian-report-of-incx3-plasmid-carrying-blandm-7-in-escherichia-coli-from-bloodstream-infection-potential-for-rapid-dissemination
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N K Devanga Ragupathi, D P Muthuirulandi Sethuvel, R Gajendiran, J L K Daniel, K Walia, B Veeraraghavan
Enterobacteriaceae with blaNDM-7 is only infrequently observed. Self-transmissible plasmids carrying the blaNDM gene increase the dissemination of carbapenem resistance in developing countries. This study investigates the whole genome sequence of a blaNDM-7-positive Escherichia coli. The isolate was an extended-spectrum β-lactamase producer by combined disc diffusion test and carbapenemase producer by CarbaNP method. Sequencing results revealed the isolate as E. coli ST-167 with IncX3 plasmid carrying blaNDM-7 in addition to blaTEM-1 and blaCMY-42 genes...
May 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337307/effects-of-microrna-29a-on-retinopathy-of-prematurity-by-targeting-agt-in-a-mouse-model
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Xin-Ke Chen, Li-Juan Ouyang, Zheng-Qin Yin, Yuan-You Xia, Xiu-Rong Chen, Hui Shi, Yan Xiong, Lian-Hong Pi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the effects of microRNA-29a (miR-29a) on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) by targeting angiotensinogen (AGT) expression in a mouse model. METHODS: Ninety-six C57BL/6J mice were selected and divided into the normal control group (n = 12) and the oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) group (n = 84). All the mice in the OIR group were assigned to the following seven groups (12 mice in each group): the blank, miR-29a mimics, miR-29a inhibitors, empty plasmid, miR-29a mimics + si-AGT, miR-29a inhibitors + si-AGT and si-AGT groups...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337186/genotypes-associated-with-listeria-monocytogenes-isolates-displaying-impaired-or-enhanced-tolerances-to-cold-salt-acid-or-desiccation-stress
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Patricia Hingston, Jessica Chen, Bhavjinder K Dhillon, Chad Laing, Claire Bertelli, Victor Gannon, Taurai Tasara, Kevin Allen, Fiona S L Brinkman, Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen, Siyun Wang
The human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is a large concern in the food industry where its continuous detection in food products has caused a string of recalls in North America and Europe. Most recognized for its ability to grow in foods during refrigerated storage, L. monocytogenes can also tolerate several other food-related stresses with some strains possessing higher levels of tolerances than others. The objective of this study was to use a combination of phenotypic analyses and whole genome sequencing to elucidate potential relationships between L...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336940/genetic-analysis-of-the-incx4-plasmids-implications-for-a-unique-pattern-in-the-mcr-1-acquisition
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Jian Sun, Liang-Xing Fang, Zuowei Wu, Hui Deng, Run-Shi Yang, Xing-Ping Li, Shu-Min Li, Xiao-Ping Liao, Youjun Feng, Ya-Hong Liu
IncX4 plasmids are associated with the dissemination of the mcr-1 genes in Enterobacteriaceae. We screened IncX4 plasmids among 2,470 isolates of Enterobacteriaceae and determined the mcr-1 positive isolates. Forty-three isolates were observed to carry IncX4 type plasmid, among which 13 were identified to carry mcr-1 gene. Three representative mcr-1-positive IncX4 plasmids were selected for high-throughput sequencing. Comparative genomics showed that the mcr-1-carrying IncX4 plasmids exhibit remarkable similarity in the backbone, and the major distinction lies in the region containing mcr-1...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336921/different-antiviral-effects-of-ifn%C3%AE-subtypes-in-a-mouse-model-of-hbv-infection
#15
Jingjiao Song, Sheng Li, Yun Zhou, Jia Liu, Sandra Francois, Mengji Lu, Dongliang Yang, Ulf Dittmer, Kathrin Sutter
Interferon alpha (IFNα) is commonly used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. There are 13 different IFNα subtypes in humans, but only the subtype IFNα2 is used for clinical treatment. The antiviral activities of all other IFNα subtypes against HBV have not been studied. To obtain basic knowledge about the direct antiviral as well as the immunomodulatory effects of IFNα subtypes, we used the HBV hydrodynamic injection (HI) mouse model. Application of most IFNα subtype proteins inhibited HBV replication in vivo, with IFNα4 and IFNα5 being the most effective subtypes...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336836/visible-light-responsive-platinum-containing-titania-nanoparticle-mediated-photocatalysis-induces-nucleotide-insertion-deletion-and-substitution-mutations
#16
Der-Shan Sun, Yao-Hsuan Tseng, Wen-Shiang Wu, Ming-Show Wong, Hsin-Hou Chang
Conventional photocatalysts are primarily stimulated using ultraviolet (UV) light to elicit reactive oxygen species and have wide applications in environmental and energy fields, including self-cleaning surfaces and sterilization. Because UV illumination is hazardous to humans, visible light-responsive photocatalysts (VLRPs) were discovered and are now applied to increase photocatalysis. However, fundamental questions regarding the ability of VLRPs to trigger DNA mutations and the mutation types it elicits remain elusive...
December 28, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336774/in-situ-structure-of-the-legionella-dot-icm-type-iv-secretion-system-by-electron-cryotomography
#17
Debnath Ghosal, Yi-Wei Chang, Kwangcheol C Jeong, Joseph P Vogel, Grant J Jensen
Type IV secretion systems (T4SSs) are large macromolecular machines that translocate protein and DNA and are involved in the pathogenesis of multiple human diseases. Here, using electron cryotomography (ECT), we report the in situ structure of the Dot/Icm type IVB secretion system (T4BSS) utilized by the human pathogen Legionella pneumophila This is the first structure of a type IVB secretion system, and also the first structure of any T4SS in situ While the Dot/Icm system shares almost no sequence similarity with type IVA secretion systems (T4ASSs), its overall structure is seen here to be remarkably similar to previously reported T4ASS structures (those encoded by the R388 plasmid in Escherichia coli and the cag pathogenicity island in Helicobacter pylori)...
March 23, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336594/first-report-on-the-complete-genome-sequence-of-lactobacillus-crustorum-mn047-a-potent-probiotic-strain-isolated-from-koumiss-in-china
#18
Lanhua Yi, Xing Guo, Lian Liu, Chunge Shao, Xin Lü
The complete genome sequence of Lactobacillus crustorum deciphered by PacBio RS II and Illumina HiSeq 4000 sequencing was first reported with one chromosome and two plasmids. Sequence analysis of L. crustorum MN047 showed probiotic characteristics.
March 23, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336593/complete-genome-sequence-of-the-plasmid-bearing-lactobacillus-fermentum-strain-snuv175-a-probiotic-for-women-s-health-isolated-from-the-vagina-of-a-healthy-south-korean-woman
#19
Sunghee Lee, Hyun Ju You, Bomi Kwon, GwangPyo Ko
Lactobacillus fermentum SNUV175 has been identified as a probiotic strain that inhibits pathogenic microorganisms related to women's health. We present the complete genomic sequence of the strain L. fermentum SNUV175 isolated from the vagina of a South Korean woman. This genomic information may provide insight into the functional activity of this strain.
March 23, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336179/control-of-dna-end-resection-by-yeast-hmo1p-affects-efficiency-of-dna-end-joining
#20
Arvind Panday, LiJuan Xiao, Ashish Gupta, Anne Grove
The primary pathways for DNA double strand break (DSB) repair are homologous recombination (HR) and non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ). The choice between HR and NHEJ is influenced by the extent of DNA end resection, as extensive resection is required for HR but repressive to NHEJ. Conversely, association of the DNA end-binding protein Ku, which is integral to classical NHEJ, inhibits resection. In absence of key NHEJ components, a third repair pathway is exposed; this alternative-end joining (A-EJ) is a highly error-prone process that uses micro-homologies at the breakpoints and is initiated by DNA end resection...
March 9, 2017: DNA Repair
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