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Yangyang Ge, Junli Zhu, Xiaofeng Ye
Ten strains were isolated from a spoiled large yellow croaker (Pseudosciaena crocea). All of them were able to grow aerobically from 4 °C to 30 °C, and reduce trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) to trimethylamine (TMA) and produce H2 S except the SB01, PF05 and PF07. Biochemical characterization and phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene showed that eight H2 S producing isolates were closely related to Shewanella baltica, and two isolates PF05 and PF07 were identified as P. fluorescens and P. fragi, respectively...
October 16, 2016: Letters in Applied Microbiology
Gustavo Dix Junqueira Pinto, Luciano de Souza Viana, Cristovam Scapulatempo Neto, Sérgio Vicente Serrano
Lung cancer is the leading world cause of cancer-related death, in both genders, and smoking is the main etiological factor. The discovery of immune checkpoints corroborates the hypothesis that ligands presented in tumors modulate the mechanisms of carcinogenesis and the immune activity of tumor microenvironment. Among the most studied coregulatory molecules, PD-1 (programmed cell death 1) and its ligand PD-L1 (programmed cell death 1 ligand 1) are noteworthy. The present study aims to enhance the understanding of the tumor microenvironment of lung cancer patients who underwent surgery, by means of analysis of PD-L1 expression in tumor cells and in intratumoral immune cells (IICs)...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
Priska Leisibach, Didier Schneiter, Alex Soltermann, Yoshi Yamada, Walter Weder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr
BACKGROUND: Thymic epithelial tumors (TET) are rare neoplasms with inconsistent treatment strategies. When researching for molecular pathways to find new therapies, the correlation between specific molecular markers and outcome has only rarely been investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between survival, metastatic potential and invasiveness of aggressive subtypes of TET and immunohistochemical markers. METHODS: Overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), progression-free survival (PFS) and metastasis-free survival (MFS) of patients with WHO type B2/B3 mixed type thymoma (MT), thymoma type B3 (B3) and thymic carcinoma (TC), undergoing surgery [1998-2013] were determined...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
P A Lopes, A P Martins, S V Martins, M S Madeira, N C Santos, T F Moura, J A M Prates, G Soveral
The production of pork with moderate amounts of intramuscular fat (IMF) without an increase in subcutaneous fat is highly desirable for the meat industry. Several studies indicate that dietary protein reduction during the growing-finishing period of pigs enhances IMF content, but its consequence on carcass fat deposition is still contradictory. In this study, we hypothesized that the effects of reduced protein diets (RPD), corrected or not with the limiting amino acid lysine, on subcutaneous fat deposition from pigs with distinct genotypes are mediated by adipose membranes biophysical properties...
October 17, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
Adrien Flahault, Marguerite Vignon, Marion Rabant, Aurélie Hummel, Laure-Hélène Noël, Danielle Canioni, Bertrand Knebelmann, Felipe Suarez, Khalil El Karoui
INTRODUCTION: We report the case of a multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) with initial renal involvement. Although the renal involvement in this case was typical of MCD, it constitutes a rare presentation of the disease, and in our case the renal manifestations led to the haematological diagnosis. CLINICAL FINDINGS/PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was admitted for fever, diarrhea, anasarca, lymphadenopathies and acute renal failure. Despite intravenous rehydration using saline and albumin, renal function worsened and the patient required dialysis...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jae Ho Jeon, Sahng-Kyoon Jerng, Kamran Akbar, Seung-Hyun Chun
The deposition of thin and uniform dielectric film on graphene is an important step for electronic applications. Here, we tackled this problem by combining a simple chemical treatment of graphene surface and a modification of standard atomic layer deposition (ALD). Instead of common approaches trying to convert hydrophobic graphene surface into hydrophilic one, we took the opposite way by applying a self-assembled-monolayer, hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) to make defect-independent, more hydrophobic surface condition...
October 13, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Daniel Croom, Heather Tracy
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) syndromes represent a spectrum of illnesses that share common clinical and pathologic features of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and organ injury from pathologic small-vessel thrombosis. At least nine primary TMA syndromes have been described and classified based on common probable etiologies, diagnostic criteria, and treatments. The most recognized of the TMA syndromes include thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS)...
2016: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Yan-Su Chen, Fei Meng, Hai-Long Li, Qing-Hua Liu, Ping-Fu Hou, Jin Bai, Jun-Nian Zheng
Dicer, a key component of the microRNA processing machinery, has been reported to exert discrepant prognostic values and biological roles in different types of cancers. Here, we investigated the function and prognostic value of Dicer in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Using the retrospective ccRCC patients' cohorts with tissue microarray (TMA), we demonstrated that Dicer expression was significantly down-regulated in ccRCC compared with renal non-tumor tissues, and negatively associated with pN status (P = 0...
October 8, 2016: Oncotarget
K Sauné, S Raymond, J Boineau, C Pasquier, J Izopet
BACKGROUND: Nucleic acid testing is the major method used to monitor HIV viral load. Commercial systems based on real-time PCR assays are available for high-volume centralized laboratory testing, but they are not fully automated. OBJECTIVES AND STUDY DESIGN: We have compared the diagnostic performance of the Hologic Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx assay (Aptima) (based on real-time TMA) on the Panther instrument, a fully-automated random access platform, to that of, the Roche Cobas Ampliprep Cobas TaqMan (CAP/CTM) HIV-1 version 2...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
Adrianus Indrat Aria, Kenichi Nakanishi, Long Xiao, Philipp Braeuninger-Weimer, Abhay A Sagade, Jack A Alexander-Webber, Stephan Hofmann
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) of ultra-thin aluminum oxide (AlOx) films was systematically studied on supported CVD graphene. We show that by extending the precursor residence time, using either a multiple-pulse sequence or a soaking period, sub-2nm thin continuous AlOx films can be achieved directly on graphene using standard H2O and trimethylaluminum (TMA) precursors even at a high deposition temperatures of 200°C, without the use of surfactants or other additional graphene surface modifications. To obtain conformal nucleation a precursor residence time of >2s is needed, which is not prohibitively long but sufficient to account for the slow adsorption kinetics of the graphene surface...
October 10, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Mony Chenda Morisse, Loay Kontar, Céline Bihan, Mathieu Boone, Emma Lachaier, Dimitri Titeca-Beauport, Julien Maizel, Bruno Chauffert
Cancer-related thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare entity whose clinical and biological characteristics have been described in various tumors. Here we describe the first case of cancer-related TMA revealing diffuse bone metastases from an ethmoid sinus carcinoma.
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Mohammed T Lilo, Derek Allison, Yuting Wang, MingHui Ao, Edward Gabrielson, Susan Geddes, Hui Zhang, Frederic Askin, Qing Kay Li
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of lung lesions is a highly accurate method for diagnosing and staging of lung cancers, particularly in patients with advanced cancer. Although, the majority of FNA cases of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) can be subclassified by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) sections, immunohistochemical (IHC) markers are usually necessary for difficult cases. Our previous study has shown that both P40 and P63 demonstrate differential sensitivity and specificity in the subclassification of squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) using tumor tissue microarrays (TMA)...
May 2016: J Am Soc Cytopathol
Michele Ammendola, Rosario Sacco, Lucia Butrico, Giuseppe Sammarco, Stefano de Franciscis, Raffaele Serra
Diabetic foot ulcerations may determine minor or major amputation, with a high impact on patients' life expectation and quality of life and on economic burden. Among minor amputations, transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) appears to be the most effective in terms of limb salvage rates and in maintaining foot and ankle biomechanics. In spite of this, TMA needs particular pre- and postoperative management in order to avoid the frequent failure rates. A systematic review was undertaken of studies concerning TMA and its care in diabetic foot gangrene...
October 3, 2016: International Wound Journal
Gregory I Peterson, Johanna J Schwartz, Di Zhang, Benjamin M Weiss, Mark A Ganter, Duane W Storti, Andrew J Boydston
We describe an efficient method to produce objects comprising spatially controlled and graded cross-link densities using vat photopolymerization additive manufacturing (AM). Using a commercially available diacrylate-based photoresin, 3D printer, and digital light processing (DLP) projector, we projected grayscale images to print objects in which the varied light intensity was correlated to controlled cross-link densities and associated mechanical properties. Cylinder and bar test specimens were used to establish correlations between light intensities used for printing and cross-link density in the resulting specimens...
October 11, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Hanif M Khan, Cédric Grauffel, Ria Broer, Alexander D MacKerell, Remco W A Havenith, Nathalie Reuter
Cation-π interactions between tyrosine amino acids and compounds containing N,N,N-trimethylethanolammonium (N(CH3)3) are involved in the recognition of histone tails by chromodomains and in the recognition of phosphatidylcholine (PC) phospholipids by membrane-binding proteins. Yet, the lack of explicit polarization or charge transfer effects in molecular mechanics force fields raises questions about the reliability of the representation of these interactions in biomolecular simulations. Here, we investigate the nature of phenol-tetramethylammonium (TMA) interactions using quantum mechanical (QM) calculations, which we also use to evaluate the accuracy of the additive CHARMM36 and Drude polarizable force fields in modeling tyrosine-choline interactions...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
Magdalena Bodnar, Paweł Burduk, Paulina Antosik, Małgorzata Jarmuz-Szymczak, Malgorzata Wierzbicka, Andrzej Marszalek
BACKGROUND: The role of BRAF mutations in cancerogenesis has been demonstrated in several solid tumor types. However, in salivary gland tumors, this genetic alteration is very uncommon, and its role still remains unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to analyze BRAF V600E (VE1) protein expression with BRAF mutation status in codon 600, in malignant and benign salivary gland tumors. METHODS: Studies were performed on archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections derived from 95 patients who underwent surgery for tumors of the salivary gland...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Eduardo Rodrigues Fregnani, Danyel Elias da Cruz Perez, Oslei Paes de Almeida, Felipe Paiva Fonseca, Fernando Augusto Soares, Gilberto de Castro Junior, Fábio Abreu de Alves
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the expression of BRAF-V600E determines an aggressive clinical and molecular presentation of ameloblastoma. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ninety-three cases of solid ameloblastomas were arranged in a 1.0-mm tissue microarray block. Immunohistochemistry against a large panel of cytokeratins (CK), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP), syndecan-1, Ki67, p53, and BRAF-V600E were done...
September 28, 2016: Histopathology
Y L Dorokhov, E V Sheshukova, E N Kosobokova, A V Shindyapina, V S Kosorukov, T V Komarova
Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (TMA) provide an important means for treating diseases that were previously considered untreatable. Currently more than 40 full-size TMAs created primarily based on immunoglobulin G1 are widely used for treating various illnesses. Glycosylation of TMA is among other numerous factors that affect their biological activity, effector functions, immunogenicity, and half-life in the patient's serum. The importance of carbohydrate residues for activity of human serum immunoglobulin and TMA produced in animal cells is considered in this review, with emphasis given to N-glycosylation of the Fc fragment of the antibody...
August 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
Fang Liu, Yuan He, Qinghua Cao, Ni Liu, Wenhui Zhang
Objective. To investigate the expression of transducin- (β-) like 1 X-linked receptor 1 (TBL1XR1) in human gastric cancer (GC) and its correlation with prognostic and biologic significance. Methods. TBL1XR1 mRNA expression was analyzed in gastric cancer using a microarray dataset (GSE2701) from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO). Immunohistochemistry (IHC) analysis of TBL1XR1 was performed on GC tissue microarray (TMA) to assess its prognostic and biological significance in 334 patients of GC. Results. Analysis of GSE2701 showed that the mRNA levels of TBL1XR1 were significantly elevated in primary gastric tumor and lymph node tissues than normal gastric tissues (P < 0...
2016: Disease Markers
Qingchun Zhang, Bo Jin, Zhaotao Shi, Xiaofang Wang, Qiangqiang Liu, Shan Lei, Rufang Peng
A series of novel hexadentate enterobactin analogues, which contain three catechol chelating moieties attached to different molecular scaffolds with flexible alkyl chain lengths, were prepared. The solution thermodynamic stabilities of the complexes with uranyl, ferric(III), and zinc(II) ions were then investigated. The hexadentate ligands demonstrate effective binding ability to uranyl ion, and the average uranyl affinities are two orders of magnitude higher than 2,3-dihydroxy-N(1),N(4)-bis[(1,2-hydroxypyridinone-6-carboxamide)ethyl]terephthalamide [TMA(2Li-1,2-HOPO)2] ligand with similar denticity...
September 27, 2016: Scientific Reports
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