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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651420/-effects-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-on-p311-and-its-influence-on-the-migration-of-murine-epidermal-stem-cells
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Z D Xu, H S Li, S Wang, W F He, J Wu, G X Luo
Objective: To explore the effects of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) on P311 and its influence on the migration of murine epidermal stem cells (ESCs) under hypoxia in vitro. Methods: Two kinds of murine ESCs were isolated and obtained from 15 neonatal wild-type C57BL/6J mice and 5 congeneric source P311 gene knock-out mice, respectively. The first passage of cells were used in the following experiments after morphologic observation and detection of expression of cell surface markers CD71 and CD49f with flow cytometer...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650275/first-description-of-blandm-7-carried-on-an-incx4-plasmid-in-escherichia-coli-st679-isolated-in-spain
#2
Paula Espinal, Elisenda Miró, Concepción Segura, Laura Gómez, Virginia Plasencia, Pere Coll, Ferran Navarro
This study describes the molecular characterization of an NDM-7 carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli strain Ec188, recovered from a rectal swab of a male patient who had travelled to Pakistan before his hospitalization at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain. The Ec188 isolate, assigned to a new multilocus sequence type ST679, was resistant to all beta-lactams, aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin, and with reduced susceptibility to amikacin), and ciprofloxacin. The blaNDM-7 gene was located on a 50 kb IncX4 plasmid (pEc188-NDM7), both in the original and transconjugant strains...
June 26, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649804/fibroblast-derived-exosomes-promote-epithelial-cell-proliferation-through-tgf-%C3%AE-2-signaling-pathway-in-severe-asthma
#3
Ikhlass Haj-Salem, Sophie Plante, Abdelilah S Gounni, Mahmoud Rouabhia, Jamila Chakir
BACKGROUND: Bronchial fibroblasts play a key role in airway remodeling in asthma. They regulate epithelial cell functions such as proliferation through growth factors, cytokines, chemokines and exosomes. The role of exosomes in the communication between epithelial cells and fibroblasts by vehiculing these mediators in asthma remains to be determined. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of exosomes released by bronchial fibroblasts on epithelial cell proliferation in severe asthma...
June 26, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649776/improving-the-baculovirus-expression-vector-system-with-vankyrin-enhanced-technology
#4
Kendra H Steele, Barbara J Stone, Kathleen M Franklin, Xiufeng Zhang, Haobo Jiang, Bruce A Webb, Christoph Geisler, Angelika Fath-Goodin
The baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS) is a widely used platform for the production of recombinant eukaryotic proteins. However, the BEVS has limitations in comparison to other higher eukaryotic expression systems. First, the insect cell lines used in the BEVS cannot produce glycoproteins with complex-type N-glycosylation patterns. Second, protein production is limited as cells die and lyse in response to baculovirus infection. To delay cell death and lysis, we transformed several insect cell lines with an expression plasmid harboring a vankyrin gene (P-vank-1), which encodes an anti-apoptotic protein...
June 26, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649725/high-throughput-screening-identifies-novel-cell-cycle-arresting-small-molecule-enhancers-of-transient-protein-expression
#5
Hermann-Josef Meyer, Rebecca Turincio, Shirley Ng, Juan Li, Blair Wilson, Pamela Chan, Mark Zak, Dorothea Reilly, Maureen H Beresini, Athena W Wong
Transient gene expression in mammalian cells is an efficient process for producing recombinant proteins for various research applications to support large molecule therapeutics development. For the first time, we report a high throughput small molecule (SM) screen to identify novel compounds that increase antibody titers after polyethylenimine (PEI) transient transfection of a HEK293 cell line. After screening 31,413 SMs in a 50 μL scaled-down process, we validated 164 SMs to improve yields by up to 2-fold...
June 26, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649665/tgf-%C3%AE-target-genes-are-differentially-regulated-in-corneal-epithelial-cells-and-fibroblasts
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Xiaoqing Guo, Audrey E K Hutcheon, Jennifer A Tran, James D Zieske
PURPOSE: Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) activates the canonical Smad pathway, which includes the Smad family of proteins and SARA (Smad Anchor for Receptor Activation) and other less understood pathways, including one involving p38(MAPK). The goal of the current research was to determine if corneal epithelial cells and fibroblasts used the classical or alternative TGF-β-signaling pathways. To examine this question, we made use of Trx-SARA, which inhibits native SARA, thus blocking the Smad pathway...
2017: New Front Ophthalmol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649093/ntl8-regulates-trichome-formation-in-arabidopsis-by-directly-activating-r3-myb-genes-try-and-tcl1
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Hainan Tian, Xianling Wang, Hongyan Guo, Yuxin Cheng, Chunjiang Hou, Jin-Gui Chen, Shucai Wang
The NAM, ATAF1/2, and CUC (NAC) are plant-specific transcription factors that regulate multiple aspects of plant growth and development, and plant response to environmental stimuli. We report here the identification of NTM1-LIKE 8 (NTL8), a membrane-associated NAC transcription factor, as a novel regulator of trichome formation in Arabidopsis. From an activation-tagged Arabidopsis population, we identified a dominant, gain-of-function mutant with glabrous inflorescence stem. By using plasmid rescue and RT-PCR analyses, we found that NTL8 was tagged, thus the mutant was named ntl8-1 Dominant (ntl8-1D)...
June 25, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649040/oxidative-potential-of-particulate-matter-2-5-as-predictive-indicator-of-cellular-stress
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Bélinda Crobeddu, Leticia Aragao-Santiago, Linh-Chi Bui, Sonja Boland, Armelle Baeza Squiban
Particulate air pollution being recognized to be responsible for short and long term health effects, regulations for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 (PM2.5) are more and more restrictive. PM2.5 regulation is based on mass without taking into account PM2.5 composition that drives toxicity. Measurement of the oxidative potential (OP) of PM could be an additional PM indicator that would encompass the PM components involved in oxidative stress, the main mechanism of PM toxicity. We compared different methods to evaluate the intrinsic oxidative potential of PM2...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649005/crispr-cas9-coupled-recombineering-for-metabolic-engineering-of-corynebacterium-glutamicum
#9
Jae Sung Cho, Kyeong Rok Choi, Cindy Pricilia Surya Prabowo, Jae Ho Shin, Dongsoo Yang, Jaedong Jang, Sang Yup Lee
Genome engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum, an important industrial microorganism for amino acids production, currently relies on random mutagenesis and inefficient double crossover events. Here we report a rapid genome engineering strategy to scarlessly knock out one or more genes in C. glutamicum in sequential and iterative manner. Recombinase RecT is used to incorporate synthetic single-stranded oligodeoxyribonucleotides into the genome and CRISPR/Cas9 to counter-select negative mutants. We completed the system by engineering the respective plasmids harboring CRISPR/Cas9 and RecT for efficient curing such that multiple gene targets can be done iteratively and final strains will be free of plasmids...
June 22, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648922/oxovanadium-iv-complexes-with-knoevenagel-schiff-base-condensate-as-impending-chemotherapeutic-agents-synthesis-characterization-biological-screening-and-anti-proliferative-assay
#10
Rajakkani Paulpandiyan, Natarajan Raman
Two novel oxovanadium(IV) complexes [VOL1]SO4(1) and [VOL2]SO4(2) containing Knoevenagel condensate Schiff base ligand (L1/L2) have been synthesized and characterized by physical, spectral and analytical methods. These complexes are reported as ionic in nature on the basis of elemental composition and molar conductance, and possess square pyramidal geometry around the central metal ions. The binding interactions of (1) and (2) with calf thymus DNA (CT DNA) were explored by absorption spectrophotometric titration, cyclic voltammetry data and viscosity measurements...
June 19, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648882/transcriptome-analysis-of-the-hepatopancreas-in-exopalaemon-carinicauda-infected-with-an-ahpnd-causing-strain-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus
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Qianqian Ge, Jian Li, Jiajia Wang, Jitao Li, Hongxing Ge, Qianqian Zhai
Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus carrying toxin-producing plasmid, has led to severe mortalities in multiple shrimp species throughout Asia. In order to understand the immunological response of shrimp to infection by AHPND-causing strain of V. parahaemolyticus (VPAHPND), the transcriptomic profiles of the hepatopancreas from severe AHPND-infected (BS_G), AHPND-survived (KB_G) and non-infected (PBS_G) Exopalaemon carinicauda groups were obtained using HiSeq™ 2500 (Illumina)...
June 22, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648624/extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-and-plasmid-mediated-quinolone-resistance-in-enterobacterial-clinical-isolates-from-neonates-in-tunisia
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Karama Charfi, Raoudha Grami, Abir Ben Jeddou, Aziza Messaoudi, Yosra Mani, Olfa Bouallegue, Noureddine Boujaafar, Mahjoub Aouni, Hedi Mammeri, Wejdène Mansour
This study was conducted to investigate extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL) producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates from the Center of Maternity and Neonatology of Monastir, Tunisia. Fourty-six strains out of 283 were found to produce ESBL: Klebsiella pneumoniae (n = 37), Escherichia coli (n = 6), Enterobacter cloacae (n = 2), and Citrobacter freundi (n = 1). Genotyping analysis, using ERIC2 and RAPD, showed that strains were clonally unrelated. PCR amplification followed by sequencing revealed that all strains produced CTX-M-15...
June 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648621/differential-expression-of-circulating-th1-th2-th17-cytokines-in-serum-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-infected-women-undergoing-incomplete-spontaneous-abortion
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Priya Prasad, Namita Singh, Banashree Das, Sheikh Raisuddin, Mridu Dudeja, Sangita Rastogi
The study aimed to elucidate role of Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines in the immunopathogenesis of spontaneous abortion in Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct)-positive first-trimester aborters. Endometrial curettage tissue and serum were collected from 145 aborters (spontaneous abortion (SA) group, n = 85; recurrent miscarriage (RM) group, n = 60) and 120 controls attending Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi (India). Polymerase chain reaction was used to detect Ct plasmid/MOMP, while commercial cytometric bead array kit was utilized to estimate circulating serum cytokines...
June 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648546/process-intensification-for-high-yield-production-of-influenza-h1n1-gag-virus-like-particles-using-an-inducible-hek-293-stable-cell-line
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Alina Venereo-Sanchez, Melanie Simoneau, Stéphane Lanthier, Parminder Chahal, Lucie Bourget, Sven Ansorge, Rénald Gilbert, Olivier Henry, Amine Kamen
Influenza virus dominant antigens presentation using virus like particle (VLP) approach is attractive for the development of new generation of influenza vaccines. Mammalian cell platform offers many advantages for VLP production. However, limited attention has been paid to the processing of mammalian cell produced VLPs. Better understanding of the production system could contribute to increasing the yields and making large-scale VLP vaccine manufacturing feasible. In a previous study, we have generated a human embryonic kidney HEK-293 inducible cell line expressing Hemagglutinin (HA) and Neuraminidase (NA), which was used to produce VLPs upon transient transfection with a plasmid containing HIV-1 Gag...
June 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648290/milk-originated-bacillus-cereus-sensu-lato-strains-harbouring-bacillus-anthracis-like-plasmids-are-genetically-and-phenotypically-diverse
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Marek Bartoszewicz, Paulina Sylwia Marjańska
Bacillus cereus sensu lato is widely distributed in food products, including raw and processed milk. Plasmids often determine bacterial virulence and toxicity, but their role in the evolution of B. cereus sensu lato is only partly known. Here, we observed that nearly 8% of B. cereus sensu lato isolates were positive for pXO1-like plasmids and 12% for pXO2-like plasmids in raw and ultra-heat-treated (UHT) milk from one dairy plant. However, pXO1-like plasmids were significantly more frequent in raw milk, while pXO2-like plasmids were more frequent in processed milk...
October 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647532/carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-the-community-a-scoping-review
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Ana M Kelly, Barun Mathema, Elaine L Larson
Carbapenem antibiotics are used as a last resort to treat serious Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) infections, however carbapenemase-producing strains of GNB have emerged as a major source of resistance. Owing to the highly transmissible nature of plasmid-borne carbapenemases, numerous reports have warned about the likely spread into the community from healthcare settings. Since the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in the community is largely unknown, we conducted a scoping review of the literature to assess the percentage of CRE isolates that could be associated with the community...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647306/complete-genome-sequence-of-a-phthalic-acid-esters-degrading-mycobacterium-sp-yc-rl4
#17
Lei Ren, Shuanghu Fan, Junhuan Wang, Nahurira Ruth, Cheng Qiao, Yang Jia, Yanchun Yan
Mycobacterium sp. YC-RL4 is capable of utilizing a broad range of phthalic acid esters (PAEs) as sole source of carbon and energy for growth. The preliminary studies demonstrated its high degrading efficiency and good performance during the bioprocess with environmental samples. Here, we present the complete genome of Mycobacterium sp. YC-RL4, which consists of one circular chromosome (5,801,417bp) and one plasmid (252,568bp). The genomic analysis and gene annotation were performed and many potential genes responsible for the biodegradation of PAEs were identified from the genome...
June 3, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647188/mir-200a-and-mir-200b-target-pten-to-regulate-the-endometrial-cancer-cell-growth-in%C3%A2-vitro
#18
Qiang Wu, Ren-Lian Lu, Jing-Xiang Li, Li-Jun Rong
OBJECTIVE: To study whether miR-200a and miR-200b target PTEN gene expression to regulate the endometrial cancer cell growth in vitro. METHODS: Endometrial cancer cells ECC-1 were cultured and transfected with the miR-200a and miR-200b mimics and inhibitors as well as the negative control mimics and inhibitors, and then the cell proliferation activity as well as the expression of PTEN and downstream genes in cells was determined; after transfection of miR-200a and miR-200b mimics as well as PTEN-3'UTR luciferase report gene plasmids, the fluorescence activity of luciferase reporter gene was determined...
May 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646234/electroporation-as-a-vaccine-delivery-system-and-a-natural-adjuvant-to-intradermal-administration-of-plasmid-dna-in-macaques
#19
Biliana Todorova, Lucille Adam, Slobodan Culina, Raphaël Boisgard, Frédéric Martinon, Antonio Cosma, Mart Ustav, Thierry Kortulewski, Roger Le Grand, Catherine Chapon
In vivo electroporation (EP) is used to enhance the uptake of nucleic acids and its association with DNA vaccination greatly stimulates immune responses to vaccine antigens delivered through the skin. However, the effect of EP on cutaneous cell behavior, the dynamics of immune cell recruitment and local inflammatory factors, have not been fully described. Here, we show that intradermal DNA vaccination combined with EP extends antigen expression to the epidermis and the subcutaneous skin muscle in non-human primates...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646112/crispr-cas12a-assisted-recombineering-in-bacteria
#20
Mei-Yi Yan, Hai-Qin Yan, Gai-Xian Ren, Ju-Ping Zhao, Xiao-Peng Guo, Yi-Cheng Sun
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-Cas12a (Cpf1) has emerged as an effective genome editing tool in many organisms. Here, we developed and optimized a CRISPR-Cas12a assisted recombineering system to facilitate genetic manipulation in bacteria. Using this system, point mutations, deletions, insertions, and gene replacements can be easily generated on the chromosome or native plasmids in Escherichia coli, Yersinia pestis, and Mycobacterium smegmatis Because CRISPR-Cas12a-assisted recombineering does not require introduction of an antibiotic resistance gene into the chromosome to select for recombinants, it is an efficient approach for generating markerless and scarless mutations in bacteria...
June 23, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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