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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078050/complete-genome-sequence-of-lutibacter-profundi-lp1-t-isolated-from-an-arctic-deep-sea-hydrothermal-vent-system
#1
Juliane Wissuwa, Sven Le Moine Bauer, Ida Helene Steen, Runar Stokke
Lutibacter profundi LP1(T) within the family Flavobacteriaceae was isolated from a biofilm growing on the surface of a black smoker chimney at the Loki's Castle vent field, located on the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge. The complete genome of L. profundi LP1(T) is the first genome to be published within the genus Lutibacter. L. profundi LP1(T) consists of a single 2,966,978 bp circular chromosome with a GC content of 29.8%. The genome comprises 2,537 protein-coding genes, 40 tRNA species and 2 rRNA operons. The microaerophilic, organotrophic isolate contains genes for all central carbohydrate metabolic pathways...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077066/the-essential-requirement-of-an-animal-heme-peroxidase-protein-during-the-wing-maturation-process-in-drosophila
#2
Dondra Bailey, Mohammed Abul Basar, Sanjay Nag, Nivedita Bondhu, Shaloei Teng, Atanu Duttaroy
BACKGROUND: Thus far, a handful of genes have been shown to be related to the wing maturation process in insects. A novel heme peroxidase enzyme known as curly suppressor (Cysu)(formerly CG5873), have been characterized in this report because it is involved in wing morphogenesis. Using bioinformatics tools we found that Cysu is remarkably conserved in the genus Drosophila (>95%) as well as in invertebrates (>70%), although its vertebrate orthologs show poor homology. Time-lapse imaging and histochemical analyses have confirmed that the defective wing phenotype of Cysu is not a result of any underlying cellular alterations; instead, its wings fail to expand in mature adults...
January 11, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075466/co-delivery-of-doxorubicin-and-ph-sensitive-curcumin-prodrug-by-transferrin-targeted-nanoparticles-for-breast-cancer-treatment
#3
Tongxing Cui, Sihao Zhang, Hong Sun
The natural product curcumin and the chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin have been used in the treatment of many cancers, including breast cancer. However, fast clearance and unspecific distribution in the body after intravenous injection are still challenges to be overcome by an ideal nano-sized drug delivery system in cancer treatment. In this study we design transferrin (Tf) decorated nanoparticles (NPs) to co-deliver CUR and DOX for breast cancer treatment. A pH-sensitive prodrug, transferrin-poly(ethylene glycol)-curcumin (Tf-PEG-CUR), was synthesized and used for the self‑assembling of NPs (Tf-PEG-CUR NPs)...
January 2, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070848/intravaginal-delivery-of-polyphenon-60-and-curcumin-nanoemulsion-gel
#4
Atinderpal Kaur, Yashaswee Saxena, Rakhi Bansal, Sonal Gupta, Amit Tyagi, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Javed Ali, Amulya Kumar Panda, Reema Gabrani, Shweta Dang
Polyphenon 60 (P60) and curcumin (CUR) were loaded in a single nanoemulsion system and their combined antibacterial action was studied against uropathogenic Escherichia coli. To enhance availability at target organs and to inhibit enzymatic degradation in gastro intestinal tract, vaginal route of administration was explored. P60 + CUR nanoemulsion (NE) was formulated by ultra-sonication and optimized using Box-Behnken design. Optimized NE showed Z-average of 211.2 nm, polydispersity index of 0.343, and zeta potential of -32...
January 9, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068430/molecular-mimics-of-classic-p-glycoprotein-inhibitors-as-multidrug-resistance-suppressors-and-their-synergistic-effect-on-paclitaxel
#5
Moustafa E El-Araby, Abdelsattar M Omar, Maan T Khayat, Hanan A Assiri, Ahmed M Al-Abd
P-glycoprotein (Pgp) is a membrane bound efflux pump spread in a variety of tumor cells and considered as a main component of multidrug resistance (MDR) to chemotherapies. In this work, three groups of compounds (imidazolone, oxazolone and vinyl dipeptide derivatives) were synthesized aiming to develop a molecular framework that effectively suppresses MDR. When tested for their influence on Pgp activity, four compounds coded Cur1-01, Cur1-12V, Curox-1 and Curox-3 significantly decreased remaining ATP concentration indicating Pgp substrate site blocking...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062259/preparation-of-curcumin-loaded-pcl-peg-pcl-triblock-copolymeric-nanoparticles-by-a-microchannel-technology
#6
Fangyuan Guo, Dingjia Guo, Wei Zhang, Qinying Yan, Yan Yang, Weiyong Hong, Gensheng Yang
Biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) have potential therapeutic applications; however, preparing NPs of a specific diameter and uniform size distribution is a challenge. In this work, we fabricated a microchannel system for the preparation of curcumin (Cur)-loaded NPs by the interfacial precipitation method, which rapidly and consistently generated stable NPs with a relatively smaller diameter, narrow size distribution, and higher drug-loading capacity and entrapment efficiency. Poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly (ε-caprolactone) triblock copolymers(PCEC) used as the carrier material was synthesized and characterized...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062160/loss-of-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-1-expression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#7
M Davaadorj, Y Saito, Y Morine, T Ikemoto, S Imura, C Takasu, S Yamada, T Hiroki, M Yoshikawa, M Shimada
AIMS: Secreted Frizzled-Related Protein-1 (SFRP1) is a well-known negative regulator of the wingless type (Wnt)-β-catenin pathway and its inactivation plays an important role in the development and progression of many cancers. In this study, we aimed to determine the clinical significance of SFRP1 expression in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC) and to define the relationship to Wnt-β-catenin pathway. METHODS: Fifty IHCC patients who had liver resection were enrolled in this study...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061938/influence-of-different-electron-acceptors-on-the-anaerobic-degradation-of-curly-leaf-pondweed
#8
Shu-Chuan Peng, Xu Xu, Ding Ma, Tian-Hu Chen, Jin Wang
  Curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) was utilized as the representative to investigate the biodecomposition process of aquatic plants under different reducible conditions. Results showed that the methane production was inhibited when different electron acceptors (Fe(III), <inline-graphic xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xlink:href="02257-ilm01.gif"/> and <inline-graphic xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xlink:href="02257-ilm09.gif"/>) were available. The methane production was decreased by 57% when Fe(III) and <inline-graphic xmlns:xlink="http://www...
December 1, 2016: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061881/moebius-sequence-a-multidisciplinary-clinical-approach
#9
Line Kjeldgaard Pedersen, Rikke Damkjær Maimburg, Jens Michael Hertz, Hans Gjørup, Thomas Klit Pedersen, Bjarne Møller-Madsen, John Rosendahl Østergaard
BACKGROUND: Moebius Sequence (MS) is a rare disorder defined by bilateral congenital paralysis of the abducens and facial nerves in combination with various odontological, craniofacial, ophthalmological and orthopaedic conditions. The aetiology is still unknown; but both genetic (de novo mutations) and vascular events in utero are reported. The purpose of present study was through a multidisciplinary clinical approach to examine children diagnosed with Moebius-like symptoms. Ten children underwent odontological, ophthalmological, obstetric, paediatric, orthopaedic, genetic, radiological and photographical evaluation...
January 6, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061405/anti-oxidative-effects-of-curcumin-on-immobilization-induced-oxidative-stress-in-rat-brain-liver-and-kidney
#10
Saeed Samarghandian, Mohsen Azimi-Nezhad, Tahereh Farkhondeh, Fariborz Samini
Restraint stress has been indicated to induce oxidative damage in tissues. Several investigations have reported that curcumin (CUR) may have a protective effect against oxidative stress. The present study was designed to investigate the protective effects of CUR on restraint stress induced oxidative stress damage in the brain, liver and kidneys. For chronic restraint stress, rats were kept in the restrainers for 1h every day, for 21 consecutive days. The animals received systemic administrations of CUR daily for 21days...
January 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057465/core-shell-nanofibers-of-curcumin-cyclodextrin-inclusion-complex-and-polylactic-acid-enhanced-water-solubility-and-slow-release-of-curcumin
#11
Zeynep Aytac, Tamer Uyar
Core-shell nanofibers were designed via electrospinning using inclusion complex (IC) of model hydrophobic drug (curcumin, CUR) with cyclodextrin (CD) in the core and polymer (polylactic acid, PLA) in the shell (cCUR/HPβCD-IC-sPLA-NF). CD-IC of CUR and HPβCD was formed at 1:2 molar ratio. The successful formation of core-shell nanofibers was revealed by TEM and CLSM images. cCUR/HPβCD-IC-sPLA-NF released CUR slowly but much more in total than PLA-CUR-NF at pH 1 and pH 7.4 due to the restriction of CUR in the core of nanofibers and solubility improvement shown in phase solubility diagram, respectively...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054199/organophosphate-flame-retardants-in-the-indoor-air-and-dust-in-cars-in-japan
#12
Masahiro Tokumura, Rurika Hatayama, Kouichi Tatsu, Toshiyuki Naito, Tetsuya Takeda, Mohammad Raknuzzaman, Md Habibullah -Al-Mamun, Shigeki Masunaga
The concentrations of organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) in the indoor air and dust were measured in 25 unoccupied cars in Japan. In the indoor air of the cars, most OPFRs were neither detected nor found at a concentration lower than the method quantification limit. The highest concentration (1500 ng m(-3)) was obtained for tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCIPP). By contrast, many OPFRs were detected in the dust samples collected from the interior of the cars. TCIPP and tris(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate (TEHP) were present at the highest concentrations at 390 μg g(-1) (in dust from car seats) and 640 μg g(-1) (in dust from car floor mats), respectively...
January 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053531/enhanced-photocytotoxicity-of-curcumin-delivered-by-solid-lipid-nanoparticles
#13
Shan Jiang, Rongrong Zhu, Xiaolie He, Jiao Wang, Mei Wang, Yechang Qian, Shilong Wang
Curcumin (Cur) is a promising photosensitizer that could be used in photodynamic therapy. However, its poor solubility and hydrolytic instability limit its clinical use. The aim of the present study was to encapsulate Cur into solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) in order to improve its therapeutic activity. The Cur-loaded SLNs (Cur-SLNs) were prepared using an emulsification and low-temperature solidification method. The functions of Cur and Cur-SLNs were studied on the non-small cell lung cancer A549 cells for photodynamic therapy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043919/a-spontaneous-and-novel-pax3-mutant-mouse-that-models-waardenburg-syndrome-and-neural-tube-defects
#14
Tetsuo Ohnishi, Ikuo Miura, Hisako Ohba, Chie Shimamoto, Yoshimi Iwayama, Shigeharu Wakana, Takeo Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Genes responsible for reduced pigmentation phenotypes in rodents are associated with human developmental defects, such as Waardenburg syndrome, where patients display congenital deafness along with various abnormalities mostly related to neural crest development deficiency. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we identified a spontaneous mutant mouse line Rwa, which displays variable white spots on mouse bellies and white digits and tail, on a C57BL/6N genetic background...
December 30, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040159/relative-effectiveness-of-selected-preenrichment-media-for-the-detection-of-salmonella-from-leafy-green-produce-and-herbs
#15
Andrew P Jacobson, Hua Wang, Vikas S Gill, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Arce, Stuart Chirtel, Thomas S Hammack
Four buffered preenrichment media (BAX(®) System MP Media (BAX)), Universal Preenrichment Broth (UPB), modified Buffered Peptone Water (mBPW), and Buffered Peptone Water (BPW)) were compared with lactose broth (LB) in the Bacteriological Analytical Manual's (BAM) Salmonella culture method for the analysis of 9 leafy green produce and herb types. Artificially contaminated test portions were pre-enriched in each medium and the results were analyzed statistically using Fisher's Exact 2-tailed F test (p < 0...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038737/biocompatible-electrospinning-chitosan-nanofibers-a-novel-delivery-system-with-superior-local-cancer-therapy
#16
Roya Sedghi, Alireza Shaabani, Zohreh Mohammadi, Fatemeh Yazdi Samadi, Elham Isaei
In this study, an electrospinning technique was used for the fabrication of novel biomedicated nanofibers which are applied for preventing wound infections and local chemotherapy. CURs containing nanofibers with a crosslinking agent (Si-O-Si network) have been produced through functionalization of graphene oxide with APTES. In vitro drug release profile results showed the novel nanofibers could limit the drug's initial burst release and provide better sustainability in comparison with the blend nanofibers without modified GO...
March 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027539/construction-and-comparison-of-different-nanocarriers-for-co-delivery-of-cisplatin-and-curcumin-a-synergistic-combination-nanotherapy-for-cervical-cancer
#17
Changming Li, Xiangcheng Ge, Liguo Wang
PURPOSE: Co-delivery of two or more drugs into the same cancer cells or tissues in the same nanocarriers provides a new paradigm in cancer treatment. In this study, two kinds of nanocarriers: lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles (LPNs) and polymeric nanoparticles (PNPs) were constructed and compared for co-delivery of cisplatin (DDP) and curcumin (CUR). METHODS: DDP and CUR loaded LPNs (D/C/LPNs) and PNPs (D/C/PNPs) were prepared. Two kinds of nanocarriers were characterized in terms of particle size, zeta potential, drug encapsulation efficiency (EE), and drug release...
December 24, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011696/genotypic-characterization-and-biofilm-formation-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli
#18
C Picozzi, D Antoniani, I Vigentini, R Foschino
Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are recognized as one of the most dangerous food-borne pathogens. The production of Shiga toxins together with intimin protein are among the main virulence factors. However, the ability to form biofilm can protect bacteria against environmental factors (i.e. desiccation, exposure to UV rays, predation, etc) and sanitization procedures (cleaning, rinsing, chlorination), increasing their survival on food products and in manufacturing plants. Forty-five isolates collected from food and fecal samples were genotyped by Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis with XbaI restriction enzyme and investigated by searching for toxins (stx1, stx2) and intimin (eae) genes and serogroup (O157, O26, O145, O111, O103 and O104)...
December 22, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004282/a-subclass-of-hsp70s-regulate-development-and-abiotic-stress-responses-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#19
Linna Leng, Qianqian Liang, Jianjun Jiang, Chi Zhang, Yuhan Hao, Xuelu Wang, Wei Su
Members of the HSP70 family function as molecular chaperones to maintain cellular homeostasis and help plants cope with environmental stimuli. However, due to functional redundancy and lack of effective chemical inhibitors, our knowledge of functions of individual HSP70s has remained limited. Here, we confirmed a subclass of HSP70s, including HSP70-1, -2, -3, -4, and -5, localized to the cytosol and nucleus in Arabidopsis thaliana. Histochemical analyses of promoter:GUS reporter lines showed that HSP70-1, -2, -3, and -4 genes were widely expressed, but HSP70-5 was not...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004232/splicing-features-in-the-expression-of-the-complementary-sense-genes-of-beet-curly-top-iran-virus
#20
Naghmeh Bozorgi, Jahangir Heydarnejad, Mehdi Kamali, Hossain Massumi
Beet curly top Iran virus (BCTIV) is a distinct geminivirus which has been reported from sugar-beet-growing farms in Iran. In this study, the role of the splicing in expression of complementary-sense genes of BCTIV was studied. Total RNA was extracted from BCTIV-infected tissue, and the predicted intron position of complementary-sense mRNA transcripts was amplified by RT-PCR followed by cloning of the amplicons. Sequence confirmed that both spliced and unspliced mRNAs are synthesized by the same transcription unit...
December 21, 2016: Virus Genes
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