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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145718/lipopolysaccharide-lps-induced-autophagy-is-responsible-for-enhanced-osteoclastogenesis
#1
Ok-Joo Sul, Hyun-Jung Park, Ho-Jung Son, Hye-Seon Choi
We hypothesized that inflammation affects number and activity of osteoclasts (OCs) via enhancing autophagy. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced autophagy, osteoclastogenesis, and cytoplasmic reactive oxygen species (ROS) in bone marrowderived macrophages that were pre-stimulated with receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand. An autophagy inhibitor, 3-methyladenine (3-MA) decreased LPS-induced OC formation and bone resorption, indicating that autophagy is responsible for increasing number and activity of OCs upon LPS stimulus...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145698/illicit-drug-use-illicit-drug-use-disorders-and-drug-overdose-deaths-in-metropolitan-and-nonmetropolitan-areas-united-states
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EDITORIAL
Karin A Mack, Christopher M Jones, Michael F Ballesteros
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Drug overdoses are a leading cause of injury death in the United States, resulting in approximately 52,000 deaths in 2015. Understanding differences in illicit drug use, illicit drug use disorders, and overall drug overdose deaths in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas is important for informing public health programs, interventions, and policies. REPORTING PERIOD: Illicit drug use and drug use disorders during 2003-2014, and drug overdose deaths during 1999-2015...
December 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145629/the-reactome-pathway-knowledgebase
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Antonio Fabregat, Steven Jupe, Lisa Matthews, Konstantinos Sidiropoulos, Marc Gillespie, Phani Garapati, Robin Haw, Bijay Jassal, Florian Korninger, Bruce May, Marija Milacic, Corina Duenas Roca, Karen Rothfels, Cristoffer Sevilla, Veronica Shamovsky, Solomon Shorser, Thawfeek Varusai, Guilherme Viteri, Joel Weiser, Guanming Wu, Lincoln Stein, Henning Hermjakob, Peter D'Eustachio
The Reactome Knowledgebase (https://reactome.org) provides molecular details of signal transduction, transport, DNA replication, metabolism, and other cellular processes as an ordered network of molecular transformations-an extended version of a classic metabolic map, in a single consistent data model. Reactome functions both as an archive of biological processes and as a tool for discovering unexpected functional relationships in data such as gene expression profiles or somatic mutation catalogues from tumor cells...
November 14, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145618/the-histone-variant-h2a-z-promotes-initiation-of-meiotic-recombination-in-fission-yeast
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Shintaro Yamada, Kazuto Kugou, Da-Qiao Ding, Yurika Fujita, Yasushi Hiraoka, Hiroshi Murakami, Kunihiro Ohta, Takatomi Yamada
Meiotic recombination is initiated by programmed formation of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs), which are mainly formed at recombination hotspots. Meiotic DSBs require multiple proteins including the conserved protein Spo11 and its cofactors, and are influenced by chromatin structure. For example, local chromatin around hotspots directly impacts DSB formation. Moreover, DSB is proposed to occur in a higher-order chromatin architecture termed 'axis-loop', in which many loops protrude from cohesin-enriched axis...
November 14, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145603/accuracy-of-next-generation-sequencing-for-molecular-diagnosis-in-patients-with-infantile-nystagmus-syndrome
#5
John Hoon Rim, Seung-Tae Lee, Heon Yung Gee, Byung Joo Lee, Jong Rak Choi, Hye Won Park, Sueng-Han Han, Jinu Han
Importance: Infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) is a group of disorders presenting with genetic and clinical heterogeneities that have challenged the genetic and clinical diagnoses of INS. Precise molecular diagnosis in early infancy may result in more accurate genetic counseling and improved patient management. Objective: To assess the accuracy of genomic data from next-generation sequencing (NGS) and phenotypic data to enhance the definitive diagnosis of INS. Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-center retrospective case series was conducted in 48 unrelated, consecutive patients with INS, with or without associated ocular or systemic conditions, who underwent genetic testing between June 1, 2015, and January 31, 2017...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145598/pubertal-escape-from-estradiol-negative-feedback-in-ewe-lambs-is-not-accounted-for-by-decreased-esr1-mrna-or-protein-in-kisspeptin-neurons
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Michelle N Bedenbaugh, Marcella D'Oliveira, Rodolfo C Cardoso, Stanley M Hileman, Gary L Williams, Marcel Amstalden
In this study, we investigated whether decreased sensitivity to estradiol negative feedback is associated with reduced ESR1 expression in kisspeptin neurons as ewe lambs approach puberty. Lambs were ovariectomized and received no implant (OVX) or an implant containing estradiol (OVX+E). In the middle arcuate nucleus (mARC), ESR1 mRNA was greater in OVX than OVX+E lambs but did not differ elsewhere. Posthoc analysis of LH secretion from OVX+E lambs revealed three patterns of LH pulsatility: low (1-2 pulses/12 h; LF, n=3), moderate (6-7 pulses/12 h; MF, n=6) and high (>10 pulses/12 h; HF, n=5)...
November 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145593/root-respiratory-burst-oxidase-homologue-dependent-h2o2-production-confers-salt-tolerance-on-a-grafted-cucumber-by-controlling-na-exclusion-and-stomatal-closure
#7
Mengliang Niu, Yuan Huang, Shitao Sun, Jingyu Sun, Haishun Cao, Sergey Shabala, Zhilong Bie
Plant salt tolerance can be improved by grafting onto salt-tolerant rootstocks. However, the underlying signaling mechanisms behind this phenomenon remain largely unknown. To address this issue, we used a range of physiological and molecular techniques to study responses of self-grafted and pumpkin-grafted cucumber plants exposed to 75 mM NaCl stress. Pumpkin grafting significantly increased the salt tolerance of cucumber plants, as revealed by higher plant dry weight, chlorophyll content and photochemical efficiency (Fv/Fm), and lower leaf Na+ content...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145580/effect-of-botulinum-toxin-a-on-muscle-healing-and-its-implications-in-aesthetic-and-reconstructive-surgery
#8
Eldad Silberstein, Ehud Maor, Oleg Sukmanov, Alexander Bogdanov Berezovsky, Yaron Shoham, Yuval Krieger
Background: Muscle activity contributes to the enhancement of facial aging deformity, blepharospasm, cerebral palsy spasticity, trismus, torticollis, and other conditions. Myotomy of the involved muscles in order to reduce the deformity has variable success rates due to muscle healing and regeneration of activity. Objectives: The goal of this study was to investigate whether blocking striated muscle activity with Botulinum toxin (BtxA) during the healing time after myotomy alters the healing process and reduces long-term muscle activity...
November 14, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145569/immune-system-an-emerging-player-in-mediating-effects-of-endocrine-disruptors-on-metabolic-health
#9
Amita Bansal, Jorge Henao Mejia, Rebecca A Simmons
The incidence of metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes and obesity continue to increase. In addition to the well-known contributors such as food intake and sedentary lifestyle, recent research in the exposure science discipline provides new evidence that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals like bisphenol A and phthalates via multiple routes (food, drink and skin contact) also contribute to the increased risk of metabolic disorders. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can disrupt any aspect of hormone action...
November 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145503/zinc-sulfate-contributes-to-promote-telomere-length-extension-via-increasing-telomerase-gene-expression-telomerase-activity-and-change-in-the-tert-gene-promoter-cpg-island-methylation-status-of-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#10
Raheleh Farahzadi, Ezzatollah Fathi, Seyed Alireza Mesbah-Namin, Nosratollah Zarghami
The use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for cell therapy and regenerative medicine has received widespread attention over the past few years, but their application can be complicated by factors such as reduction in proliferation potential, the senescent tendency of the MSCs upon expansion and their age-dependent decline in number and function. It was shown that all the mentioned features were accompanied by a reduction in telomerase activity and telomere shortening. Furthermore, the role of epigenetic changes in aging, especially changes in promoter methylation, was reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145502/hi-fidelity-discrimination-of-isomirs-using-g-quadruplex-gatekeepers
#11
Nianjia Seow, Renzo A Fenati, Ashley R Connolly, Amanda V Ellis
Core microRNA (miRNA) sequences exist as populations of variants called isomiRs made up of different lengths and nucleotide compositions. In particular, the short sequences of miRNA make single-base isomiR mismatches very difficult to be discriminated. Non-specific hybridizations often arise when DNA probe-miRNA target hybridization is the primary, or initial, mode of detection. These errors then become exacerbated through subsequent amplification steps. Here, we present the design of DNA probes modified with poly-guanine (PG) tracts that were induced to form G-quadruplexes (G4) for hi-fidelity discrimination of miRNA core target sequence from single-base mismatched isomiRs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145482/combination-of-ultrasound-and-rtpa-enhances-fibrinolysis-in-an-in-vitro-clot-system
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Julia Masomi-Bornwasser, Philipp Winter, Hendrik Müller-Werkmeister, Susanne Strand, Jochem König, Oliver Kempski, Florian Ringel, Sven R Kantelhardt, Naureen Keric
BACKGROUND: Catheter-based lysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is a well-established therapy for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The effectiveness of this therapy can be increased with ultrasound, but the optimal conditions are not yet clearly established. Using a novel in vitro system of blood clots previously developed by our group, we investigated various parameters of intralesional sonothrombolysis using an endosonography catheter in combination with rtPA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145481/amiloride-enhanced-gene-transfection-of-octa-arginine-functionalized-calcium-phosphate-nanoparticles
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Juan Ramón Vanegas Sáenz, Taichi Tenkumo, Yuya Kamano, Hiroshi Egusa, Keiichi Sasaki
Nanoparticles represent promising gene delivery systems in biomedicine to facilitate prolonged gene expression with low toxicity compared to viral vectors. Specifically, nanoparticles of calcium phosphate (nCaP), the main inorganic component of human bone, exhibit high biocompatibility and good biodegradability and have been reported to have high affinity for protein or DNA, having thus been used as gene transfer vectors. On the other hand, Octa-arginine (R8), which has a high permeability to cell membrane, has been reported to improve intracellular delivery systems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145480/engineering-the-gh1-%C3%AE-glucosidase-from-humicola-insolens-insights-on-the-stimulation-of-activity-by-glucose-and-xylose
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Luana Parras Meleiro, José Carlos Santos Salgado, Raquel Fonseca Maldonado, Sibeli Carli, Luiz Alberto Beraldo Moraes, Richard John Ward, João Atílio Jorge, Rosa Prazeres Melo Furriel
The activity of the GH1 β-glucosidase from Humicola insolens (Bglhi) against p-nitrophenyl-β-D-glucopyranoside (pNP-Glc) and cellobiose is enhanced 2-fold by glucose and/or xylose. Kinetic and transglycosylation data showed that hydrolysis is preferred in the absence of monosaccharides. Stimulation involves allosteric interactions, increased transglycosylation and competition of the substrate and monosaccharides for the -1 glycone and the +1/+2 aglycone binding sites. Protein directed evolution has been used to generate 6 mutants of Bglhi with altered stimulation patterns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145472/replacing-methyl-bromide-with-a-combination-of-1-3-dichloropropene-and-metam-sodium-for-cucumber-production-in-china
#15
Liangang Mao, Hongyun Jiang, Lan Zhang, Yanning Zhang, Muhammad Umair Sial, Haitao Yu, Aocheng Cao
The combination of 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) and metam sodium (MNa) is a potential resource to replace methyl bromide (MB) as a soil fumigant. The efficacy of 1,3-D+MNa as a crucial factor to limit soil-borne pests was evaluated in one laboratory experiment and two cucumber greenhouse studies conducted in commercial operations. Laboratory results revealed that 1,3-D and MNa (10+20 mg a.i. kg-1 soil) provided the best complementary control of the root-knot nematode, Fusarium oxysporum and two species of weed seeds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145450/enhanced-expression-of-cell-surface-b-cell-receptor-associated-protein-31-contributes-to-poor-survival-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells
#16
Se-Ri Seo, Hyun Min Lee, Hong Seo Choi, Won-Tae Kim, Eun-Wie Cho, Chun Jeih Ryu
B-cell receptor-associated protein 31 (BAP31) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane protein which plays a role as a molecular chaperone for the newly synthesized transmembrane proteins. BAP31 is also an important apoptosis regulator for extrinsic apoptosis induction in the ER membrane. Recent studies have shown that BAP31 is also expressed on the surface of embryonic stem cells. However, the function of cell surface BAP31 (csBAP31) still remains unclarified. In an attempt to search for surface markers on tumorspheres, here, we generated monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against the sphere cells from the non-small cell lung carcinoma cell (NSCLC) line A549...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145446/large-scale-climatic-effects-on-traditional-hawaiian-fishpond-aquaculture
#17
Daniel McCoy, Margaret A McManus, Keliʻiahonui Kotubetey, Angela Hiʻilei Kawelo, Charles Young, Brandon D'Andrea, Kathleen C Ruttenberg, Rosanna ʻAnolani Alegado
Aquaculture accounts for almost one-half of global fish consumption. Understanding the regional impact of climate fluctuations on aquaculture production thus is critical for the sustainability of this crucial food resource. The objective of this work was to understand the role of climate fluctuations and climate change in subtropical coastal estuarine environments within the context of aquaculture practices in He'eia Fishpond, O'ahu Island, Hawai'i. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first study of climate effects on traditional aquaculture systems in the Hawaiian Islands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145421/radiographic-prediction-of-meningioma-grade-by-semantic-and-radiomic-features
#18
Thibaud P Coroller, Wenya Linda Bi, Elizabeth Huynh, Malak Abedalthagafi, Ayal A Aizer, Noah F Greenwald, Chintan Parmar, Vivek Narayan, Winona W Wu, Samuel Miranda de Moura, Saksham Gupta, Rameen Beroukhim, Patrick Y Wen, Ossama Al-Mefty, Ian F Dunn, Sandro Santagata, Brian M Alexander, Raymond Y Huang, Hugo J W L Aerts
OBJECTIVES: The clinical management of meningioma is guided by tumor grade and biological behavior. Currently, the assessment of tumor grade follows surgical resection and histopathologic review. Reliable techniques for pre-operative determination of tumor grade may enhance clinical decision-making. METHODS: A total of 175 meningioma patients (103 low-grade and 72 high-grade) with pre-operative contrast-enhanced T1-MRI were included. Fifteen radiomic (quantitative) and 10 semantic (qualitative) features were applied to quantify the imaging phenotype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145408/effect-of-pulse-pressure-on-borehole-stability-during-shear-swirling-flow-vibration-cementing
#19
Zhihua Cui, Chi Ai, Lei Lv, Fangxian Yin
The shear swirling flow vibration cementing (SSFVC) technique rotates the downhole eccentric cascade by circulating cementing fluid. It makes the casing eccentrically revolve at high speed around the borehole axis. It produces strong agitation action to the annulus fluid, makes it in the state of shear turbulent flow, and results in the formation of pulse pressure which affects the surrounding rock stress. This study was focused on 1) the calculation of the pulse pressure in an annular turbulent flow field based on the finite volume method, and 2) the analysis of the effect of pulse pressure on borehole stability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145391/household-food-production-is-positively-associated-with-dietary-diversity-and-intake-of-nutrient-dense-foods-for-older-preschool-children-in-poorer-families-results-from-a-nationally-representative-survey-in-nepal
#20
Prajula Mulmi, William A Masters, Shibani Ghosh, Grace Namirembe, Ruchita Rajbhandary, Swetha Manohar, Binod Shrestha, Keith P West, Patrick Webb
BACKGROUND: Nutrition-sensitive interventions supporting enhanced household food production have potential to improve child dietary quality. However, heterogeneity in market access may cause systematic differences in program effectiveness depending on household wealth and child age. Identifying these effect modifiers can help development agencies specify and target their interventions. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates mediating effects of household wealth and child age on links between farm production and child diets, as measured by production and intake of nutrient-dense food groups...
2017: PloS One
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