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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098827/shared-sulfur-mobilization-routes-for-trna-thiolation-and-molybdenum-cofactor-biosynthesis-in-prokaryotes-and-eukaryotes
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Silke Leimkühler, Martin Bühning, Lena Beilschmidt
Modifications of transfer RNA (tRNA) have been shown to play critical roles in the biogenesis, metabolism, structural stability and function of RNA molecules, and the specific modifications of nucleobases with sulfur atoms in tRNA are present in pro- and eukaryotes. Here, especially the thiomodifications xm⁵s²U at the wobble position 34 in tRNAs for Lys, Gln and Glu, were suggested to have an important role during the translation process by ensuring accurate deciphering of the genetic code and by stabilization of the tRNA structure...
January 14, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098817/spatial-analysis-of-human-health-risk-due-to-arsenic-exposure-through-drinking-groundwater-in-taiwan-s-pingtung-plain
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Ching-Ping Liang, Yi-Chi Chien, Cheng-Shin Jang, Ching-Fang Chen, Jui-Sheng Chen
Chronic arsenic (As) exposure continues to be a public health problem of major concern worldwide, affecting hundreds of millions of people. A long-term groundwater quality survey has revealed that 20% of the groundwater in southern Taiwan's Pingtung Plain is clearly contaminated with a measured As concentration in excess of the maximum level of 10 µg/L recommended by the World Health Organization. The situation is further complicated by the fact that more than half of the inhabitants in this area continue to use groundwater for drinking...
January 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098812/novel-aflatoxin-degrading-enzyme-from-bacillus-shackletonii-l7
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Liang Xu, Mohamed Farah Eisa Ahmed, Lancine Sangare, Yueju Zhao, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Fuguo Xing, Yan Wang, Hongping Yang, Yang Liu
Food and feed contamination by aflatoxin (AF)B₁ has adverse economic and health consequences. AFB₁ degradation by microorganisms or microbial enzymes provides a promising preventive measure. To this end, the present study tested 43 bacterial isolates collected from maize, rice, and soil samples for AFB₁-reducing activity. The higher activity was detected in isolate L7, which was identified as Bacillus shackletonii. L7 reduced AFB₁, AFB₂, and AFM₁ levels by 92.1%, 84.1%, and 90.4%, respectively, after 72 h at 37 °C...
January 14, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098747/integrated-treatment-of-ptsd-and-substance-use-disorders-the-mediating-role-of-ptsd-improvement-in-the-reduction-of-depression
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Kristina J Korte, Kaitlin E Bountress, Rachel L Tomko, Therese Killeen, Megan Moran-Santa Maria, Sudie E Back
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) represents one of the most common mental health disorders, particularly among veterans, and is associated with significant distress and impairment. This highly debilitating disorder is further complicated by common comorbid psychiatric disorders, such as substance use disorders (SUD). Individuals with PTSD and co-occurring SUD also commonly present with secondary symptoms, such as elevated depression. Little is known, however, about how these secondary symptoms are related to treatment outcome...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098662/management-of-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-undergoing-aortic-valve-replacement-using-the-hepcon-hemostasis-management-system-plus-and-rotational-thromboelastometry-a-case-report
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Yuriko Samejima, Mitsuharu Kodaka, Junko Ichikawa, Tetsu Mori, Kazuyoshi Ando, Keiko Nishiyama, Makiko Komori
A 72-year-old woman with antiphospholipid syndrome underwent aortic valve replacement. Her preoperative activated partial thromboplastin time was 61.7 seconds and activated clotting time was 219 seconds. During cardiopulmonary bypass, the Hepcon Hemostasis Management System (HMS) Plus determined the heparin dose needed to maintain whole-body heparin at 3 U/mL. After cardiopulmonary bypass, 100 mg of protamine was administered based on heparin-protamine neutralization, and the activated clotting time decreased...
January 16, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098464/clustering-of-uracil-molecules-on-ice-nanoparticles
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Andriy Pysanenko, Jaroslav Kocisek, Dana Nachtigallova, Viktoriya Poterya, Michal Farnik
We generate a molecular beam of ice nanoparticles (H2O)N, N ∼130 - 220, which pick up several individual gas phase uracil (U) or 5-bromouracil (BrU) molecules. The mass spectra of the doped nanoparticles prove that the uracil and bromouracil molecules coagulate to clusters on the ice nanoparticles. Calculations of U and BrU monomers and dimers on the ice nanoparticles provide theoretical support for the cluster formation. The (U)nH(+) and (BrU)nH(+) intensity dependencies on m extracted from the mass spectra suggest a smaller tendency of BrU to coagulate compared to U, which is substantiated by a lower mobility of bromouracil on the ice surface...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098348/impact-of-lysosomal-storage-disorders-on-biology-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-evidences-from-in-vitro-silencing-of-glucocerebrosidase-gba-and-alpha-galactosidase-a-gla-enzymes
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T Squillaro, I Antonucci, N Alessio, A Esposito, M Cipollaro, Mab Melone, G Peluso, L Stuppia, U Galderisi
Lysosomal storage disorders (LDS) comprise a group of rare multisystemic diseases resulting from inherited gene mutations that impair lysosomal homeostasis. The most common LSDs, Gaucher disease (GD) and Fabry disease (FD) are caused by deficiencies in the lysosomal glucocerebrosidase (GBA) and alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) enzymes, respectively. Given the systemic nature of enzyme deficiency, we hypothesized that the stem cell compartment of GD and FD patients might be also affected. Among stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a commonly investigated population given their role in hematopoiesis and the homeostatic maintenance of many organs and tissues...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098300/exploration-of-new-ferromagnetic-semiconducting-and-biocompatible-nb3x8-x-cl-br-or-i-monolayers-with-considerable-visible-and-infrared-light-absorption
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Junke Jiang, Qiuhua Liang, Ruishen Meng, Qun Yang, Chunjian Tan, Xiang Sun, Xianping Chen
Ferromagnetic character and biocompatible properties have become key factors for developing next-generation spintronic devices and show potential in biomedical applications. Unfortunately, the Mn-containing monolayer is not biocompatible though it has been extensively studied, and the Cr-containing monolayer is not environmental friendly, although these monolayers are ferromagnetic. Herein, we systematically investigated new types of 2D ferromagnetic monolayers Nb3X8 (X = Cl, Br or I) by means of first principles calculations together with mean field approximation based on the classical Heisenberg model...
January 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098260/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-is-capable-of-down-regulating-protein-level-of-host-antiviral-protein-apobec3g
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Ruidong Chen, Xue Zhao, Yongxiang Wang, Youhua Xie, Jing Liu
The apolipoprotein B mRNA editing catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC) family proteins bind RNA and single-stranded DNA, and create C-to-U base modifications through cytidine deaminase activity. APOBEC3G restricts human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) infection by creating hypermutations in proviral DNA, while HIV-1-encoded vif protein antagonizes such restriction by targeting APOBEC3G for degradation. APOBEC3G also inhibits hepatitis B virus (HBV): APOBEC3G co-expression inhibits HBV replication and evidences exist indicating APOBEC3G-mediated HBV hypermutations in patients...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098245/natural-cytotoxicity-receptor-1-in-mouse-unk-cell-maturation-and-function
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A M Felker, B A Croy
Early and midgestational decidua of mice genetically ablated for expression of the natural killer (NK) cell natural cytotoxicity receptor (NCR; Ncr1(Gfp/Gfp) mice) shows restricted angiogenesis and atypically small uterine (u)NK cells . We hypothesized that NCR1 inactivation disturbs maturation and angiokine production by uterine natural killer (uNK) cells. Using histological and morphometric approaches, we observed that Ncr1(Gfp/Gfp) but not control C57BL/6 (B6) implantation sites sustain immature, non-granulated uNK cells into midpregnancy...
January 18, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097888/bioprocess-enhancement-of-feather-degradation-using-alkaliphilic-microbial-mixture
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Y Osman, A Elsayed, A M Mowafy, A A Elrazak, M Fawzy
1. The main aim of this work is to develop a robust method to generate a microbial mixture which can successfully degrade poultry feathers to overcome environmental problems. 2. Four different alkaliphilic microbes were isolated and shown to to degrade poultry feathers. 3. Two of the isolates were phylogenetically identified as Lysinibacillus and the others were identified as Nocardiopsis and Micrococcus. 4. The best microbial co-culture for white and black feather degradation were optimised for pH, temperature and relative population of the isolates to achieve almost 96% of degradation compared to a maximum of 31% when applying each isolate individually...
January 18, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097840/assessment-of-lipid-profile-and-some-risk-factors-of-atherosclerosis-in-children-whose-parents-had-early-onset-coronary-artery-disease
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Helen Bornaun, Naci Öner, Kemal Nişli, Kazım Öztarhan, Taner Yavuz, Ümit Türkoğlu, Aygün Dindar, Rukiye Eker Ömeroglu
BACKGROUND/AIM: The objective of our study was to analyze the lipid profile and some risk factors of atherosclerosis such as oxidized-low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), small dense LDL (sd LDL) in the offspring of patients with premature coronary heart disease (CHD). POPULATION AND METHODS: Children whose parents had early onset CHD were matched with age and sex pairs. Study and controls were analyzed for lipid levels, apolipoproteins (Apo- A,B,E), ox-LDL, sd LDL and lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)]...
February 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097814/detection-and-molecular-characterization-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-viruses-from-outbreaks-in-some-states-of-northern-nigeria-2013-2015
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D O Ehizibolo, A Haegeman, A R De Vleeschauwer, J U Umoh, H M Kazeem, E C Okolocha, K De Clercq, S Van Borm
Control measures for foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Nigeria have not been implemented due to the absence of locally produced vaccines and risk-based analysis resulting from insufficient data on the circulating FMD virus (FMDV) serotypes/strains. In 2013-2015, blood and epithelial samples were collected from reported FMD outbreaks in four states (Kaduna, Kwara, Plateau and Bauchi) in northern Nigeria. FMDV non-structural protein (NSP) seroprevalence for the outbreaks was estimated at 80% (72 of 90) and 70% (131 of 188) post-outbreak...
January 17, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097737/epidemiological-data-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-children-in-uzbekistan-1998-2014
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Gulnara N Rakhimova, Nasiba U Alimova, Alexsandr Ryaboshtan, Boris Waldman, Graham D Ogle, Said I Ismailov
AIMS: We aimed to determine the incidence, prevalence and mortality of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Uzbekistan in children <15 years old. METHODS: In a prospective study from 1998 to 2014 the primary ascertainment of incidence, prevalence and mortality, and cause of death was via data collected by endocrinology dispensaries in Uzbekistan's 14 administrative divisions. A second data collection for 2008-2010 from a national audit in 2011 was used to determine age structure...
January 17, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097722/antimicrobial-utilization-in-an-iraqi-province-a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-antibiotic-source-and-cost
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Ali A Al-Jumaili, Ahmed H Hussein, Mohammed D Al-Rekabi, Saba A Raheem, Erika J Ernst
PURPOSE: The aims were to calculate total systemic antibiotic consumption and cost in both public and private sectors in all care settings in Al-Najaf province, Iraq, during 2012, recognize the percentage of each pharmacological class for the dispensed antibiotics and identify oral and parenteral antibiotic percentages dispensed and the portions manufactured nationally and imported. METHODS: Cross-sectional study was conducted in Al-Najaf to calculate the total cost and quantities of antibiotics consumed during 2012 using World Health Organization Guidelines for Defined Daily Dose (DDD)...
February 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097685/cartilage-oligomeric-matrix-protein-comp-neo-epitope-in-the-synovial-fluid-of-horses-with-acute-lameness-a-new-biomarker-for-the-early-stages-of-osteoarthritis
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E Skiöldebrand, S Ekman, L MattssonHultén, E Svala, K Björkman, A Lindahl, A Lundqvist, P Önnerfjord, C Sihlbom, U Rüetschi
BACKGROUND: Clinical tools to diagnose the early changes of osteoarthritis (OA) that occur in the articular cartilage are lacking. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify and quantify a novel cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) neo-epitope in the synovial fluid from the joints of healthy horses and those with different stages of OA. STUDY DESIGN: In vitro quantitative proteomics and assay development with application in synovial fluids samples obtained from biobanks of well-characterised horses...
January 17, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097657/public-trust-in-health-information-sharing-a-measure-of-system-trust
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Jodyn E Platt, Peter D Jacobson, Sharon L R Kardia
OBJECTIVE: To measure public trust in a health information sharing in a broadly defined health system (system trust), inclusive of health care, public health, and research; to identify individual characteristics that predict system trust; and to consider these findings in the context of national health initiatives (e.g., learning health systems and precision medicine) that will expand the scope of data sharing. DATA SOURCES: Survey data (n = 1,011) were collected in February 2014...
January 18, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097606/colorado-medical-students-attitudes-and-beliefs-about-marijuana
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Michael H Chan, Christopher E Knoepke, Madeline L Cole, James McKinnon, Daniel D Matlock
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, state and local governments across the U.S. have been increasingly reforming marijuana laws. Despite growing support for marijuana as a medical treatment, little is known about medical students' perceptions of marijuana use. OBJECTIVE: To assess Colorado medical students' personal and professional opinions on current and future marijuana use in a healthcare setting. DESIGN: A voluntary, anonymous, online cross-sectional survey...
January 17, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097593/associations-between-positive-body-image-sexual-liberalism-and-unconventional-sexual-practices-in-u-s-adults
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Viren Swami, Laura Weis, David Barron, Adrian Furnham
While studies have documented robust relationships between body image and sexual health outcomes, few studies have looked beyond sexual functioning in women. Here, we hypothesized that more positive body image would be associated with greater sexual liberalism and more positive attitudes toward unconventional sexual practices. An online sample of 151 women and 164 men from the U.S. completed measures of sexual liberalism, attitudes toward unconventional sexual practices, and indices of positive body image (i...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097536/prevalence-and-correlates-of-adhd-in-individuals-with-substance-use-disorder-in-nigeria
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Musa U Umar, Auwal S Salihu, Shakirat D Owolabi
Substance use disorder (SUD) is associated with ADHD. ADHD increases the severity of SUD and has negative influence on the prognosis of the disorder. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and correlates of ADHD in individuals with SUD. During 2013-2015, a cross-sectional descriptive study of 233 drug treatment-seeking individuals was assessed. Diagnosis of ADHD was done using DSM-IV criteria with the Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in Adults (DIVA 2.0), while Semi-structured Assessment for Drug Dependence and Alcoholism (SSADDA 6...
January 17, 2017: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
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