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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227814/embedded-cmos-basecalling-for-nanopore-dna-sequencing
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Chengjie Wang, Junli Zheng, Sebastian Magierowski, Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh, Chengjie Wang, Junli Zheng, Sebastian Magierowski, Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh, Junli Zheng, Chengjie Wang, Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh, Sebastian Magierowski
DNA sequencing based on nanopore sensors is now entering the marketplace. The ability to interface this technology to established CMOS microelectronics promises significant improvements in functionality and miniaturization. Among the key functions to benefit from this interface will be basecalling, the conversion of raw electronic molecular signatures to nucleotide sequence predictions. This paper presents the design and performance potential of custom CMOS base-callers embedded alongside nanopore sensors. A basecalliing architecture implemented in 32-nm technology is discussed with the ability to process the equivalent of 20 human genomes per day in real-time at a power density of 5 W/cm(2) assuming a 3-mer nanopore sensor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226273/acute-respiratory-infections-among-returning-hajj-pilgrims-jordan-2014
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Mohammad Mousa Al-Abdallat, Brian Rha, Sultan Alqasrawi, Daniel C Payne, Ibrahim Iblan, Alison M Binder, Aktham Haddadin, Mohannad Al Nsour, Tarek Alsanouri, Jawad Mofleh, Brett Whitaker, Stephen L Lindstrom, Suxiang Tong, Sami Sheikh Ali, Rebecca Moritz Dahl, LaShondra Berman, Jing Zhang, Dean D Erdman, Susan I Gerber
BACKGROUND: The emergence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has prompted enhanced surveillance for respiratory infections among pilgrims returning from the Hajj, one of the largest annual mass gatherings in the world. OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology and etiologies of respiratory illnesses among pilgrims returning to Jordan after the 2014 Hajj. STUDY DESIGN: Surveillance for respiratory illness among pilgrims returning to Jordan after the 2014 Hajj was conducted at sentinel health care facilities using epidemiologic surveys and molecular diagnostic testing of upper respiratory specimens for multiple respiratory pathogens, including MERS-CoV...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223175/high-fatality-rates-and-associated-factors-in-two-hospital-outbreaks-of-mers-in-daejeon-the-republic-of-korea
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Hae-Sung Nam, Jung Wan Park, Moran Ki, Mi-Yeon Yeon, Jin Kim, Seung Woo Kim
OBJECTIVES: To explore the epidemiological and clinical factors predictive of the case fatality rate (CFR) of Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in an outbreak in Daejeon, the Republic of Korea. METHODS: We reviewed the outbreak investigation reports and medical records of 1 index case and 25 additional MERS cases in hospitals A (14 cases) and B (11 cases), and conducted an in-depth interview with the index case. RESULTS: The CFR in hospital B was higher than that in hospital A (63...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221127/serologic-evidence-for-mers-cov-infection-in-dromedary-camels-punjab-pakistan-2012-2015
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Muhammad Saqib, Andrea Sieberg, Muhammad Hammad Hussain, Muhammad Khalid Mansoor, Ali Zohaib, Erik Lattwein, Marcel Alexander Müller, Christian Drosten, Victor Max Corman
Dromedary camels from Africa and Arabia are an established source for zoonotic Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection among humans. In Pakistan, we found specific neutralizing antibodies in samples from 39.5% of 565 dromedaries, documenting significant expansion of the enzootic range of MERS-CoV to Asia.
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220326/simultaneous-detection-of-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-and-related-bat-coronaviruses-by-real-time-reverse-transcription-pcr
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Ji Yeong Noh, Sun-Woo Yoon, Doo-Jin Kim, Moo-Seung Lee, Ji-Hyung Kim, Woonsung Na, Daesub Song, Dae Gwin Jeong, Hye Kwon Kim
Since severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronaviruses (CoVs) share similar characteristics with respect to clinical signs, etiology, and transmission, methods for a rapid and accurate differential diagnosis are important. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop a duplex real-time reverse transcription (RT)-PCR method for the simultaneous detection of these viruses. Primers and probes that target the conserved spike S2 region of human SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and their related bat CoVs were designed...
February 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218833/atomic-force-microscopy-thermally-assisted-microsampling-with-atmospheric-pressure-temperature-ramped-thermal-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry-analysis
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William D Hoffmann, Vilmos Kertesz, Bernadeta R Srijanto, Gary J Van Berkel
The use of atomic force microscopy controlled nanothermal analysis probes for reproducible spatially resolved thermally assisted sampling of micrometer-sized areas (ca. 11 × 17 μm wide × 2.4 μm deep) from relatively low number-average molecular weight (Mn < 3000) polydisperse thin films of poly(2-vinylpyridine) (P2VP) is presented. Following sampling, the nanothermal analysis probes were moved up from the surface and the probe temperature ramped to liberate the sampled materials into the gas phase for atmospheric pressure chemical ionization and mass spectrometric analysis...
February 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216367/identification-and-evaluation-of-potent-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-3cl-pro-inhibitors
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Vathan Kumar, Jin Soo Shin, Jiun-Jie Shie, Keun Bon Ku, Chonsaeng Kim, Yun Young Go, Kai-Fa Huang, Meehyein Kim, Po-Huang Liang
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) causes severe acute respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath. Up to date, it has resulted in 1826 human infections, including 649 deaths. Analogous to picornavirus 3C protease (3C(pro)), 3C-like protease (3CL(pro)) is critical for initiation of the MERS-CoV replication cycle and is thus regarded as a validated drug target. As presented here, our peptidomimetic inhibitors of enterovirus 3C(pro) (6b, 6c and 6d) inhibited 3CL(pro) of MERS-CoV and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) with IC50 values ranging from 1...
February 16, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216233/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-mers-coronavirus-putting-one-health-principles-into-practice
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EDITORIAL
Janet M Daly
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February 7, 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216184/vaccine-development-for-emerging-virulent-infectious-diseases
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Joel N Maslow
The recent outbreak of Zaire Ebola virus in West Africa altered the classical paradigm of vaccine development and that for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) in general. In this paper, the precepts of vaccine discovery and advancement through pre-clinical and clinical assessment are discussed in the context of the recent Ebola virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and Zika virus outbreaks. Clinical trial design for diseases with high mortality rates and/or high morbidity in the face of a global perception of immediate need and the factors that drive design in the face of a changing epidemiology are presented...
February 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216182/-your-health-essential-for-your-hajj-muslim-pilgrims-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-during-hajj-season
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Faten Alhomoud, Farah Alhomoud
BACKGROUND: Up to date, there have been no studies to evaluate pilgrims' knowledge, attitude and practices regarding MERS-CoV during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in order to see whether there is a need for these aspects to be improved. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey study was conducted with a convenience sampling. Participants were pilgrims, aged over 18, and able to speak Arabic or English. A self-administered structured questionnaire was distributed during Hajj season in Mecca...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216179/the-17th-international-congress-on-infectious-diseases-workshop-on-developing-infection-prevention-and-control-resources-for-low-to-middle-income-countries
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Sangeeta Sastry, Nadia Masroor, Gonzalo Bearman, Rana Hajjeh, Alison Holmes, Ziad Memish, Britta Lassmann, Didier Pittet, Fiona Macnab, Rachel Kamau, Evelyn Wesangula, Paras Pokharel, Paul Brown, Frances Daily, Fatma Amer, Jaime Torres, Miguel O'Ryan, Revathi Gunturu, Andre Bulabula, Shaheen Mehtar
Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are a major concern to healthcare systems around the world. They are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, in addition to increased hospitalization costs. Recent outbreaks including MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) coronavirus and Ebola have highlighted the importance of infection control. Further, HAIs especially with multi-drug resistant gram negative rods (MDRO-GNRs) have become a top global priority. Though adequate approaches and guidelines have been in existence for many years and have sometimes proven effective in some countries, the implementation of such approaches in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is often restricted due to limited resources and underdeveloped infrastructure...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215912/questionnaire-based-analysis-of-infection-prevention-and-control-in-healthcare-facilities-in-saudi-arabia-in-regards-to-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome
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Ali A Rabaan, Hatem M Alhani, Ali M Bazzi, Shamsah H Al-Ahmed
Effective implementation of infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities depends on training, awareness and compliance of healthcare workers. In Saudi Arabia recent significant hospital outbreaks, including Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), have resulted from lack of, or breakdown in, infection prevention and control procedures. This study was designed to assess attitudes to, and awareness of, infection prevention and control policies and guidelines among healthcare workers of different professions and institution types in Saudi Arabia...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212305/epigenetic-landscape-during-coronavirus-infection
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Alexandra Schäfer, Ralph S Baric
Coronaviruses (CoV) comprise a large group of emerging human and animal pathogens, including the highly pathogenic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) strains. The molecular mechanisms regulating emerging coronavirus pathogenesis are complex and include virus-host interactions associated with entry, replication, egress and innate immune control. Epigenetics research investigates the genetic and non-genetic factors that regulate phenotypic variation, usually caused by external and environmental factors that alter host expression patterns and performance without any change in the underlying genotype...
February 15, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211722/measurement-of-the-b-quark-production-cross-section-in-7-and-13%C3%A2-tev-pp-collisions
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R Aaij, B Adeva, M Adinolfi, Z Ajaltouni, S Akar, J Albrecht, F Alessio, M Alexander, S Ali, G Alkhazov, P Alvarez Cartelle, A A Alves, S Amato, S Amerio, Y Amhis, L An, L Anderlini, G Andreassi, M Andreotti, J E Andrews, R B Appleby, F Archilli, P d'Argent, J Arnau Romeu, A Artamonov, M Artuso, E Aslanides, G Auriemma, M Baalouch, I Babuschkin, S Bachmann, J J Back, A Badalov, C Baesso, S Baker, W Baldini, R J Barlow, C Barschel, S Barsuk, W Barter, M Baszczyk, V Batozskaya, B Batsukh, V Battista, A Bay, L Beaucourt, J Beddow, F Bedeschi, I Bediaga, L J Bel, V Bellee, N Belloli, K Belous, I Belyaev, E Ben-Haim, G Bencivenni, S Benson, J Benton, A Berezhnoy, R Bernet, A Bertolin, F Betti, M-O Bettler, M van Beuzekom, Ia Bezshyiko, S Bifani, P Billoir, T Bird, A Birnkraut, A Bitadze, A Bizzeti, T Blake, F Blanc, J Blouw, S Blusk, V Bocci, T Boettcher, A Bondar, N Bondar, W Bonivento, A Borgheresi, S Borghi, M Borisyak, M Borsato, F Bossu, M Boubdir, T J V Bowcock, E Bowen, C Bozzi, S Braun, M Britsch, T Britton, J Brodzicka, E Buchanan, C Burr, A Bursche, J Buytaert, S Cadeddu, R Calabrese, M Calvi, M Calvo Gomez, A Camboni, P Campana, D Campora Perez, D H Campora Perez, L Capriotti, A Carbone, G Carboni, R Cardinale, A Cardini, P Carniti, L Carson, K Carvalho Akiba, G Casse, L Cassina, L Castillo Garcia, M Cattaneo, Ch Cauet, G Cavallero, R Cenci, M Charles, Ph Charpentier, G Chatzikonstantinidis, M Chefdeville, S Chen, S-F Cheung, V Chobanova, M Chrzaszcz, X Cid Vidal, G Ciezarek, P E L Clarke, M Clemencic, H V Cliff, J Closier, V Coco, J Cogan, E Cogneras, V Cogoni, L Cojocariu, G Collazuol, P Collins, A Comerma-Montells, A Contu, A Cook, G Coombs, S Coquereau, G Corti, M Corvo, C M Costa Sobral, B Couturier, G A Cowan, D C Craik, A Crocombe, M Cruz Torres, S Cunliffe, R Currie, C D'Ambrosio, F Da Cunha Marinho, E Dall'Occo, J Dalseno, P N Y David, A Davis, O De Aguiar Francisco, K De Bruyn, S De Capua, M De Cian, J M De Miranda, L De Paula, M De Serio, P De Simone, C-T Dean, D Decamp, M Deckenhoff, L Del Buono, M Demmer, D Derkach, O Deschamps, F Dettori, B Dey, A Di Canto, H Dijkstra, F Dordei, M Dorigo, A Dosil Suárez, A Dovbnya, K Dreimanis, L Dufour, G Dujany, K Dungs, P Durante, R Dzhelyadin, A Dziurda, A Dzyuba, N Déléage, S Easo, M Ebert, U Egede, V Egorychev, S Eidelman, S Eisenhardt, U Eitschberger, R Ekelhof, L Eklund, Ch Elsasser, S Ely, S Esen, H M Evans, T Evans, A Falabella, N Farley, S Farry, R Fay, D Fazzini, D Ferguson, V Fernandez Albor, A Fernandez Prieto, F Ferrari, F Ferreira Rodrigues, M Ferro-Luzzi, S Filippov, R A Fini, M Fiore, M Fiorini, M Firlej, C Fitzpatrick, T Fiutowski, F Fleuret, K Fohl, M Fontana, F Fontanelli, D C Forshaw, R Forty, V Franco Lima, M Frank, C Frei, J Fu, E Furfaro, C Färber, A Gallas Torreira, D Galli, S Gallorini, S Gambetta, M Gandelman, P Gandini, Y Gao, L M Garcia Martin, J García Pardiñas, J Garra Tico, L Garrido, P J Garsed, D Gascon, C Gaspar, L Gavardi, G Gazzoni, D Gerick, E Gersabeck, M Gersabeck, T Gershon, Ph Ghez, S Gianì, V Gibson, O G Girard, L Giubega, K Gizdov, V V Gligorov, D Golubkov, A Golutvin, A Gomes, I V Gorelov, C Gotti, M Grabalosa Gándara, R Graciani Diaz, L A Granado Cardoso, E Graugés, E Graverini, G Graziani, A Grecu, P Griffith, L Grillo, B R Gruberg Cazon, O Grünberg, E Gushchin, Yu Guz, T Gys, C Göbel, T Hadavizadeh, C Hadjivasiliou, G Haefeli, C Haen, S C Haines, S Hall, B Hamilton, X Han, S Hansmann-Menzemer, N Harnew, S T Harnew, J Harrison, M Hatch, J He, T Head, A Heister, K Hennessy, P Henrard, L Henry, J A Hernando Morata, E van Herwijnen, M Heß, A Hicheur, D Hill, C Hombach, H Hopchev, W Hulsbergen, T Humair, M Hushchyn, N Hussain, D Hutchcroft, M Idzik, P Ilten, R Jacobsson, A Jaeger, J Jalocha, E Jans, A Jawahery, F Jiang, M John, D Johnson, C R Jones, C Joram, B Jost, N Jurik, S Kandybei, W Kanso, M Karacson, J M Kariuki, S Karodia, M Kecke, M Kelsey, I R Kenyon, M Kenzie, T Ketel, E Khairullin, B Khanji, C Khurewathanakul, T Kirn, S Klaver, K Klimaszewski, S Koliiev, M Kolpin, I Komarov, R F Koopman, P Koppenburg, A Kosmyntseva, A Kozachuk, M Kozeiha, L Kravchuk, K Kreplin, M Kreps, P Krokovny, F Kruse, W Krzemien, W Kucewicz, M Kucharczyk, V Kudryavtsev, A K Kuonen, K Kurek, T Kvaratskheliya, D Lacarrere, G Lafferty, A Lai, D Lambert, G Lanfranchi, C Langenbruch, T Latham, C Lazzeroni, R Le Gac, J van Leerdam, J-P Lees, A Leflat, J Lefrançois, R Lefèvre, F Lemaitre, E Lemos Cid, O Leroy, T Lesiak, B Leverington, Y Li, T Likhomanenko, R Lindner, C Linn, F Lionetto, B Liu, X Liu, D Loh, I Longstaff, J H Lopes, D Lucchesi, M Lucio Martinez, H Luo, A Lupato, E Luppi, O Lupton, A Lusiani, X Lyu, F Machefert, F Maciuc, O Maev, K Maguire, S Malde, A Malinin, T Maltsev, G Manca, G Mancinelli, P Manning, J Maratas, J F Marchand, U Marconi, C Marin Benito, P Marino, J Marks, G Martellotti, M Martin, M Martinelli, D Martinez Santos, F Martinez Vidal, D Martins Tostes, L M Massacrier, A Massafferri, R Matev, A Mathad, Z Mathe, C Matteuzzi, A Mauri, B Maurin, A Mazurov, M McCann, J McCarthy, A McNab, R McNulty, B Meadows, F Meier, M Meissner, D Melnychuk, M Merk, A Merli, E Michielin, D A Milanes, M-N Minard, D S Mitzel, A Mogini, J Molina Rodriguez, I A Monroy, S Monteil, M Morandin, P Morawski, A Mordà, M J Morello, J Moron, A B Morris, R Mountain, F Muheim, M Mulder, M Mussini, D Müller, J Müller, K Müller, V Müller, P Naik, T Nakada, R Nandakumar, A Nandi, I Nasteva, M Needham, N Neri, S Neubert, N Neufeld, M Neuner, A D Nguyen, C Nguyen-Mau, S Nieswand, R Niet, N Nikitin, T Nikodem, A Novoselov, D P O'Hanlon, A Oblakowska-Mucha, V Obraztsov, S Ogilvy, R Oldeman, C J G Onderwater, J M Otalora Goicochea, A Otto, P Owen, A Oyanguren, P R Pais, A Palano, F Palombo, M Palutan, J Panman, A Papanestis, M Pappagallo, L L Pappalardo, W Parker, C Parkes, G Passaleva, A Pastore, G D Patel, M Patel, C Patrignani, A Pearce, A Pellegrino, G Penso, M Pepe Altarelli, S Perazzini, P Perret, L Pescatore, K Petridis, A Petrolini, A Petrov, M Petruzzo, E Picatoste Olloqui, B Pietrzyk, M Pikies, D Pinci, A Pistone, A Piucci, S Playfer, M Plo Casasus, T Poikela, F Polci, A Poluektov, I Polyakov, E Polycarpo, G J Pomery, A Popov, D Popov, B Popovici, S Poslavskii, C Potterat, E Price, J D Price, J Prisciandaro, A Pritchard, C Prouve, V Pugatch, A Puig Navarro, G Punzi, W Qian, R Quagliani, B Rachwal, J H Rademacker, M Rama, M Ramos Pernas, M S Rangel, I Raniuk, G Raven, F Redi, S Reichert, A C Dos Reis, C Remon Alepuz, V Renaudin, S Ricciardi, S Richards, M Rihl, K Rinnert, V Rives Molina, P Robbe, A B Rodrigues, E Rodrigues, J A Rodriguez Lopez, P Rodriguez Perez, A Rogozhnikov, S Roiser, A Rollings, V Romanovskiy, A Romero Vidal, J W Ronayne, M Rotondo, M S Rudolph, T Ruf, P Ruiz Valls, J J Saborido Silva, E Sadykhov, N Sagidova, B Saitta, V Salustino Guimaraes, C Sanchez Mayordomo, B Sanmartin Sedes, R Santacesaria, C Santamarina Rios, M Santimaria, E Santovetti, A Sarti, C Satriano, A Satta, D M Saunders, D Savrina, S Schael, M Schellenberg, M Schiller, H Schindler, M Schlupp, M Schmelling, T Schmelzer, B Schmidt, O Schneider, A Schopper, K Schubert, M Schubiger, M-H Schune, R Schwemmer, B Sciascia, A Sciubba, A Semennikov, A Sergi, N Serra, J Serrano, L Sestini, P Seyfert, M Shapkin, I Shapoval, Y Shcheglov, T Shears, L Shekhtman, V Shevchenko, A Shires, B G Siddi, R Silva Coutinho, L Silva de Oliveira, G Simi, S Simone, M Sirendi, N Skidmore, T Skwarnicki, E Smith, I T Smith, J Smith, M Smith, H Snoek, M D Sokoloff, F J P Soler, B Souza De Paula, B Spaan, P Spradlin, S Sridharan, F Stagni, M Stahl, S Stahl, P Stefko, S Stefkova, O Steinkamp, S Stemmle, O Stenyakin, S Stevenson, S Stoica, S Stone, B Storaci, S Stracka, M Straticiuc, U Straumann, L Sun, W Sutcliffe, K Swientek, V Syropoulos, M Szczekowski, T Szumlak, S T'Jampens, A Tayduganov, T Tekampe, M Teklishyn, G Tellarini, F Teubert, E Thomas, J van Tilburg, M J Tilley, V Tisserand, M Tobin, S Tolk, L Tomassetti, D Tonelli, S Topp-Joergensen, F Toriello, E Tournefier, S Tourneur, K Trabelsi, M Traill, M T Tran, M Tresch, A Trisovic, A Tsaregorodtsev, P Tsopelas, A Tully, N Tuning, A Ukleja, A Ustyuzhanin, U Uwer, C Vacca, V Vagnoni, A Valassi, S Valat, G Valenti, A Vallier, R Vazquez Gomez, P Vazquez Regueiro, S Vecchi, M van Veghel, J J Velthuis, M Veltri, G Veneziano, A Venkateswaran, M Vernet, M Vesterinen, B Viaud, D Vieira, M Vieites Diaz, X Vilasis-Cardona, V Volkov, A Vollhardt, B Voneki, A Vorobyev, V Vorobyev, C Voß, J A de Vries, C Vázquez Sierra, R Waldi, C Wallace, R Wallace, J Walsh, J Wang, D R Ward, H M Wark, N K Watson, D Websdale, A Weiden, M Whitehead, J Wicht, G Wilkinson, M Wilkinson, M Williams, M P Williams, M Williams, T Williams, F F Wilson, J Wimberley, J Wishahi, W Wislicki, M Witek, G Wormser, S A Wotton, K Wraight, S Wright, K Wyllie, Y Xie, Z Xing, Z Xu, Z Yang, H Yin, J Yu, X Yuan, O Yushchenko, K A Zarebski, M Zavertyaev, L Zhang, Y Zhang, Y Zhang, A Zhelezov, Y Zheng, A Zhokhov, X Zhu, V Zhukov, S Zucchelli
Measurements of the cross section for producing b quarks in the reaction pp→bb[over ¯]X are reported in 7 and 13 TeV collisions at the LHC as a function of the pseudorapidity η in the range 2<η<5 covered by the acceptance of the LHCb experiment. The measurements are done using semileptonic decays of b-flavored hadrons decaying into a ground-state charmed hadron in association with a muon. The cross sections in the covered η range are 72.0±0.3±6.8 and 154.3±1.5±14.3  μb for 7 and 13 TeV...
February 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210992/the-comparison-of-hydrochloric-acid-and-phosphoric%C3%A2-acid-treatments-in-the-preparation-of-montmorillonite-catalysts-for-rna-synthesis
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Michael Frank Aldersley, Prakash C Joshi, Yixing Huang
The treatment of clay minerals with a preliminary acid wash and titration to pH 7 has proven to generate catalysts for the most interesting of oligomerization reactions in which activated RNA-nucleotides generate oligomers up to 40-mers. Significantly, not all clay minerals become catalytic following this treatment and none are catalytic in the absence of such treatment. The washing procedure has been modified and explored further using phosphoric acid and the outcomes are compared to those obtained when clay samples are prepared following a hydrochloric acid wash...
February 16, 2017: Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210721/3-pyrene-modified-unlocked-nucleic-acids-synthesis-fluorescence-properties-and-a-surprising-stabilization-effect-on-duplexes-and-triplexes
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Maria Ejlersen, Niels Langkjær, Jesper Wengel
Efficient synthesis of a new 3'-O-amino-UNA monomer was developed as a scaffold for further functionalization and incorporation into oligonucleotides (ONs). Pyrene-functionalized 3'-O-amino-UNA was incorporated one, two or three times into 21-mer DNA and 2'-O-Me-RNA ONs. Duplex melting temperatures, circular dichroism (CD) spectra, steady-state fluorescence emission spectra, UV/Vis absorption spectra and triplex melting temperatures were measured for the modified duplexes. The presence of the pyrene-modified UNA monomer lead to a surprising and unprecedented thermal stabilization of especially DNA:DNA duplexes when compared to the corresponding unmodified DNA:DNA duplexes...
February 17, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210098/mertk-gene-expression-and-photoreceptor-outer-segment-phagocytosis-by-cultured-rat-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Rong-Mei Peng, Jing Hong, Ying Jin, Yu-Zhao Sun, Yi-Qian Sun, Pei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are multipotential stem cells that have been used for a broad spectrum of indications. Several investigations have used BM-MSCs to promote photoreceptor survival and suggested that BM-MSCs are a potential source of cell replacement therapy for some forms of retinal degeneration. PURPOSE: To investigate the expression of the MER proto-oncogene, tyrosine kinase (Mertk), involved in the disruption of RPE phagocytosis and the onset of autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa in rat BM-MSCs and to compare phagocytosis of the photoreceptor outer segment (POS) by BM-MSCs and RPE cells in vitro...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208743/elaborated-action-of-the-human-primosome
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REVIEW
Andrey G Baranovskiy, Tahir H Tahirov
The human primosome is a 340-kilodalton complex of primase (DNA-dependent RNA polymerase) and DNA polymerase α, which initiates genome replication by synthesizing chimeric RNA-DNA primers for DNA polymerases δ and ϵ. Accumulated biochemical and structural data reveal the complex mechanism of concerted primer synthesis by two catalytic centers. First, primase generates an RNA primer through three steps: initiation, consisting of dinucleotide synthesis from two nucleotide triphosphates; elongation, resulting in dinucleotide extension; and termination, owing to primase inhibition by a mature 9-mer primer...
February 8, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208626/2-o-methyl-rna-ethylene-bridged-nucleic-acid-chimera-antisense-oligonucleotides-to-induce-dystrophin-exon-45-skipping
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REVIEW
Tomoko Lee, Hiroyuki Awano, Mariko Yagi, Masaaki Matsumoto, Nobuaki Watanabe, Ryoya Goda, Makoto Koizumi, Yasuhiro Takeshima, Masafumi Matsuo
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal muscle-wasting disease characterized by dystrophin deficiency from mutations in the dystrophin gene. Antisense oligonucleotide (AO)-mediated exon skipping targets restoration of the dystrophin reading frame to allow production of an internally deleted dystrophin protein with functional benefit for DMD patients who have out-of-frame deletions. After accelerated US approval of eteplirsen (Exondys 51), which targets dystrophin exon 51 for skipping, efforts are now focused on targeting other exons...
February 10, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204854/adsorption-of-dna-binding-proteins-to-functionalized-carbon-nanotube-surfaces-with-and-without-dna-wrapping
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Yu Ishibashi, Shusuke Oura, Kazuo Umemura
We examined the adsorption of DNA binding proteins on functionalized, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). When SWNTs were functionalized with polyethylene glycol (PEG-SWNT), moderate adsorption of protein molecules was observed. In contrast, nanotubes functionalized with CONH2 groups (CONH2-SWNT) exhibited very strong interactions between the CONH2-SWNT and DNA binding proteins. Instead, when these SWNT surfaces were wrapped with DNA molecules (thymine 30-mers), protein binding was a little decreased. Our results revealed that DNA wrapped PEG-SWNT was one of the most promising candidates to realize DNA nanodevices involving protein reactions on DNA-SWNT surfaces...
February 15, 2017: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
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