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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921323/the-application-of-strand-invasion-phenomenon-directed-by-peptide-nucleic-acid-pna-and-single-stranded-dna-binding-protein-ssb-for-the-recognition-of-specific-sequences-of-human-endogenous-retroviral-herv-w-family
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Grzegorz Machnik, Łukasz Bułdak, Jarosław Ruczyński, Tomasz Gąsior, Małgorzata Huzarska, Dariusz Belowski, Magdalena Alenowicz, Piotr Mucha, Piotr Rekowski, Bogusław Okopień
The HERV-W family of human endogenous retroviruses represents a group of numerous sequences that show close similarity in genetic composition. It has been documented that some members of HERV-W-derived expression products are supposed to play significant role in humans' pathology, such as multiple sclerosis or schizophrenia. Other members of the family are necessary to orchestrate physiological processes (eg, ERVWE1 coding syncytin-1 that is engaged in syncytiotrophoblast formation). Therefore, an assay that would allow the recognition of particular form of HERV-W members is highly desirable...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920770/the-use-of-transposon-insertion-sequencing-to-interrogate-the-core-functional-genome-of-the-legume-symbiont-rhizobium-leguminosarum
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Benjamin J Perry, Mir S Akter, Christopher K Yost
The free-living legume symbiont Rhizobium leguminosarum is of significant economic value because of its ability to provide fixed nitrogen to globally important leguminous food crops, such as peas and lentils. Discovery based research into the genetics and physiology of R. leguminosarum provides the foundational knowledge necessary for understanding the bacterium's complex lifestyle, necessary for augmenting its use in an agricultural setting. Transposon insertion sequencing (INSeq) facilitates high-throughput forward genetic screening at a genomic scale to identify individual genes required for growth in a specific environment...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916115/highly-sensitive-and-specific-derivatization-strategy-to-profile-and-quantitate-eicosanoids-by-uplc-ms-ms
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Ting Hu, Cai Tie, Zhe Wang, Jin-Lan Zhang
Eicosanoids are signaling molecules mainly oxidized from arachidonic acid (ARA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). They have attracted increasing attention from the scientists attributing to their essential physiological functions. However, their quantification have long been challenged by the low abundance, high structure similarity, poor stability and limited ionization efficiency. In this paper, an ultra-high performance liquid chromatograph coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) strategy was developed for the comprehensive profiling of more than 60 eicosanoids based on an efficient derivatization reagent 2,4-bis(diethylamino)-6-hydrazino-1,3,5-triazine (T3) and general multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) parameters...
January 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915983/recognition-mechanisms-and-applications-of-peptide-nucleic-acids-targeting-double-stranded-dna
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Wenjia Li, Huanhuan Shi, Bo Dong, Kaixuan Nie, Zhengchun Liu, Nongyue He
Targeting double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) with high affinity and specificity has become a hot topic in biochemistry and molecular biology research. Gene diagnosis and therapy, DNA manipulation, and gene expression regulation could be achieved based on certain recognition principles through specific interactions between dsDNA and natural nucleotides or synthesized ligands. Some ligands (e.g., peptide nucleic acids (PNAs), triple helix-forming oligonucleotides (TFOs), oligopolyamides, and zinc-finger peptides) show sufficient affinity and specificity for targeting dsDNA sequences...
October 28, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914509/effects-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-supplementation-on-pufa-levels-in-red-blood-cells-and-plasma
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Jan Philipp Schuchardt, Annika I Ostermann, Lisa Stork, Laura Kutzner, Heike Kohrs, Theresa Greupner, Andreas Hahn, Nils Helge Schebb
INTRODUCTION: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are metabolized in a complex network of elongation, desaturation and beta oxidation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The short (1 and 3 wk), and long term (6 and 12 wk) effect of 1076mg/d docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, free of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)) on (absolute) PUFA concentrations in plasma and red blood cells (RBC) of 12 healthy men (mean age 25.1±1.5 years) was investigated. RESULTS: RBC DHA concentrations significantly (p<0...
December 2016: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910262/enterobacter-sp-lu1-as-a-novel-succinic-acid-producer-co-utilization-of-glycerol-and-lactose
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Marcin Podleśny, Piotr Jarocki, Jakub Wyrostek, Tomasz Czernecki, Jagoda Kucharska, Anna Nowak, Zdzisław Targoński
Succinic acid is an important C4-building chemical platform for many applications. A novel succinic acid-producing bacterial strain was isolated from goat rumen. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA sequence and physiological analysis indicated that the strain belongs to the genus Enterobacter. This is the first report of a wild bacterial strain from the genus Enterobacter that is capable of efficient succinic acid production. Co-fermentation of glycerol and lactose significantly improved glycerol utilization under anaerobic conditions, debottlenecking the utilization pathway of this valuable biodiesel waste product...
December 1, 2016: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909992/roles-for-orexin-hypocretin-in-the-control-of-energy-balance-and-metabolism
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Paulette B Goforth, Martin G Myers
The neuropeptide hypocretin is also commonly referred to as orexin, since its orexigenic action was recognized early. Orexin/hypocretin (OX) neurons project widely throughout the brain and the physiologic and behavioral functions of OX are much more complex than initially conceived based upon the stimulation of feeding. OX most notably controls functions relevant to attention, alertness, and motivation. OX also plays multiple crucial roles in the control of food intake, metabolism, and overall energy balance in mammals...
December 2, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908565/determinants-of-hyperhomocysteinemia-in-healthy-and-hypertensive-subjects-a-population-based-study-and-systematic-review
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Liyuan Han, Yanfen Liu, Changyi Wang, Linlin Tang, Xiaoqi Feng, Thomas Astell-Burt, Qi Wen, Donghui Duan, Nanjia Lu, Guodong Xu, Kaiyue Wang, Lu Zhang, Kaibo Gu, Sihan Chen, Jianping Ma, Tao Zhang, Dingyun You, Shiwei Duan
AIMS: Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is known to increase the risk of many diseases. Factors influencing HHcy in healthy and hypertensive subjects remain under-researched. METHODS: A large population-based study was conducted in 60 communities from Shenzhen, China. Responses to standardized questions on lifestyle factors and blood samples were collected from all participants after a 12-h overnight fast. Multiple linear and multivariate logistic regressions were used to explore risk factors for HHcy...
November 19, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907861/in-situ-time-lapse-study-of-extracellular-polymeric-substance-discharge-in-streptococcus-mutans-biofilm
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Bernard Haochih Liu, Li-Chieh Yu
Streptococcus mutans is one of the main pathogens that cause tooth decay. By metabolizing carbohydrates, S. mutans emits extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) that adheres to the tooth surface and forms layers of biofilm. Periodontal disease occurs due to the low pH environment created by S. mutans biofilm, and such an acidic environment gradually erodes tooth enamel. Since the existence of EPS is essential in the formation of biofilm, the in-situ investigation of its generation and distribution in real time is the key to the control and suppression of S...
November 24, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906687/economic-3d-printing-approach-for-transplantation-of-human-stem-cell-derived-%C3%AE-like-cells
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Jiwon Song, Jeffrey R Millman
Transplantation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) differentiated into insulin-producing β cells is a regenerative medicine approach being investigated for diabetes cell replacement therapy. This report presents a multifaceted transplantation strategy that combines differentiation into stem cell-derived β (SC-β) cells with 3D printing. By modulating the parameters of a low-cost 3D printer, we created a macroporous device composed of polylactic acid (PLA) that houses SC-β cell clusters within a degradable fibrin gel...
December 1, 2016: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906065/dystrophin-deficient-dogs-with-reduced-myostatin-have-unequal-muscle-growth-and-greater-joint-contractures
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Joe N Kornegay, Daniel J Bogan, Janet R Bogan, Jennifer L Dow, Jiahui Wang, Zheng Fan, Naili Liu, Leigh C Warsing, Robert W Grange, Mihye Ahn, Cynthia J Balog-Alvarez, Steven W Cotten, Monte S Willis, Candice Brinkmeyer-Langford, Hongtu Zhu, Joe Palandra, Carl A Morris, Martin A Styner, Kathryn R Wagner
BACKGROUND: Myostatin (Mstn) is a negative regulator of muscle growth whose inhibition promotes muscle growth and regeneration. Dystrophin-deficient mdx mice in which myostatin is knocked out or inhibited postnatally have a less severe phenotype with greater total mass and strength and less fibrosis and fatty replacement of muscles than mdx mice with wild-type myostatin expression. Dogs with golden retriever muscular dystrophy (GRMD) have previously been noted to have increased muscle mass and reduced fibrosis after systemic postnatal myostatin inhibition...
April 4, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904676/nitric-oxide-from-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-may-initiate-the-compensatory-response-to-mild-hypoxia-of-astrocytes-in-a-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-dependent-manner
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Qinghai Shi, Xin Liu, Ning Wang, Xinchuan Zheng, Jianfeng Fu, Jiang Zheng
The physiological level of nitric oxide (NO) released by brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) at normoxia can block the degradation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) in astrocytes and initiate the compensatory response to hypoxia. However, it is unclear whether this occurs at mild hypoxia. This study was to investigate the expression of HIF-1α, VEGF and LDHA and the lactic acid production in astrocytes with or without co-culture with BMECs after mild hypoxia exposure. During mild hypoxia (5% O2), exogenous NO blocked the degradation of HIF-1α in astrocytes but up-regulated the transcription of VEGF and LDHA, accompanied by elevated expression of VEGF protein and increased production of lactic acid...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902743/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-spirulina-platensis-in-response-to-low-temperature-stress
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Qingye Li, Rong Chang, Yijun Sun, Bosheng Li
Low temperature (LT) is one of the most important abiotic stresses that can significantly reduce crop yield. To gain insight into how Spirulina responds to LT stress, comprehensive physiological and proteomic analyses were conducted in this study. Significant decreases in growth and pigment levels as well as excessive accumulation of compatible osmolytes were observed in response to LT stress. An isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)-based quantitative proteomics approach was used to identify changes in protein abundance in Spirulina under LT...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902335/defluviitalea-raffinosedens-sp-nov-a-novel-thermophilic-anaerobic-saccharolytic-bacterium-isolated-from-an-anaerobic-batch-digester-treating-animal-manure-and-rice-straw
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Shichun Ma, Yan Huang, Cong Wang, Hui Fan, Lirong Dai, Zheng Zhou, Xing Liu, Yu Deng
A thermophilic, anaerobic, fermentative bacterium, strain A6T, was obtained from an anaerobic batch digester treating animal manure and rice straw. The strain was Gram-positive, slightly curved rods with a size of 0.6-1 μm × 2.5-8.2 μm, non-motile, and produced terminal spores. The temperature, pH, and NaCl concentration ranges for growth were 40°C-60°C, 6.5-8.0, and 0-15.0 g/L, with optimum growth noted at 50°C-55°C, pH 7.5, and in the absence of NaCl, respectively. Yeast extract was required for growth...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902303/arthrobacter-ginkgonis-sp-nov-a-novel-actinomycete-isolated-from-rhizosphere-of-ginkgo-biloba-l
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Juan Cheng, Meng-Yue Zhang, Jian-Chao Zhao, Huan Xu, Yu Zhang, Tian-Yuan Zhang, Ying-Ying Wu, Yi-Xuan Zhang
A Gram-staining-positive, aerobic and displaying a rod-coccus growth life cycle actinobacterial strain, designated as SYP-A7299T, was isolated from the rhizosphere of Ginkgo biloba L. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain SYP-A7299T belongs to the genus Arthrobacter and most closely related to Arthrobacter halodurans JSM 078085T (97.4 %). The DNA-DNA relatedness values between strain SYP-A7299T and A. halodurans JSM 078085T was 37 % ± 2.9. The cell wall peptidoglycan was A4α, and with glucose and galactose as whole-cell sugars...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902299/chryseobacterium-nepalense-sp-nov-isolated-from-oil-contaminated-soil
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Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary, Jaisoo Kim
During the study of hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria in the oil-contaminated soil of Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal, a yellow-coloured, Gram-staining negative, aerobic, non-motile, and rod shaped bacterium, designated strain C-5-3T, was isolated. This strain was taxonomically characterized by a polyphasic approach. Based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain C-5-3T belongs to the genus Chryseobacterium and is closely related to 'Chryseobacterium profundimaris' DY46 (98.19% sequence similarity), Chryseobacterium takakiae AG1-2T (98...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902295/kribbella-deserti-sp-nov-isolated-from-rhizosphere-soil-of-ammopiptanthus-mongolicus
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Ji-Quan Sun, Lian Xu, Yan Guo, Wei-Le Li, Zhong-Qiu Shao, Yuan-Liang Yang, Xiao-Lei Wu
A Gram-staining-positive, aerobic bacterial strain, designated SL15-1T was isolated from desert soil which sampled from the rhizosphere of Ammopiptanthus mongolicus, Hangjin Banner, Inner Mongolia, northern China. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain SL15-1T was clustered with Kribbella strains, sharing the highest similarity of 16S rRNA gene (96.97%) to Kribbella sandramycini DSM 15626T. Strain SL15-1T contained diphosphatidylglycerol (DPG), phosphatidylglycerol (PG), phosphatidylcholine (PC), an unknown phospholipid (PL), an unknown lipid (L) and two unknown aminophospholipids (APL) as the major polar lipids...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902288/sphingomonas-aquatica-sp-nov-isolated-from-tap-water
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Gyu-Min Choi, Jung-Hun Jo, Myung-Suk Kang, Minseok S Kim, Soon-Youl Lee, Wan-Taek Im
A gram-reaction-negative, strictly aerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, designated W1-2-1T, was isolated from tap water of South Korea. The strain was characterized by a polyphasic approach to clarify its taxonomic position. Strain W1-2-1T grew at 18-42 °C and at pH 6.0-10.0 on R2A medium. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the isolate belongs to the genus Sphingomonas and is most closely related to the Sphingomonas oligophenolica JCM 12082T (97.2 % similarity), Sphingomonas asaccharolytica IFO 15499T (96...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902284/chryseobacterium-cucumeris-sp-nov-an-endophyte-isolated-from-cucumber-cucumis-sativus-l-root-and-emended-description-of-chryseobacterium-arthrosphaerae
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Jin-Ju Jeong, Dong Wan Lee, Byeonghyeok Park, Mee Kyung Sang, In-Geol Choi, Ki Deok Kim
The Gram-stain-negative, yellow-pigmented, rod-shaped bacterial strain GSE06T, isolated from the surface-sterilized root of a cucumber plant grown in a field in Gunsan, Korea, was characterized by not only cultural and morphological features but also physiological, biochemical, and molecular analyses. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain GSE06T was most related to species of the genus Chryseobacterium. Furthermore, strain GSE06T exhibited the highest sequence similarities with type strains of Chryseobacterium indologenes ATCC 29897T (98...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902280/novosphingobium-guangzhouense-sp-nov-with-the-ability-to-degrade-1-methylphenanthrene
#20
Sha Sha, Jianan Zhong, Baowei Chen, Li Lin, Tiangang Luan
A novel Gram-negative, flagellated, rod-shaped, yellow-pigmented aerobic bacterium, strain SA925T, that is capable of degrading 1-methylphenanthrene was isolated from oil-polluted soil collected from a refinery located in Guangzhou, China. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence demonstrated that strain SA925T belongs to the genus Novosphingobium and is evolutionarily close to N. gossypii (98.5%), N. panipatense (98.2%), N. mathurense (98.0%) and N. pentaromativorans (96.5%). The G+C content of genomic DNA was 60...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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