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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778080/atrazine-xenobiotic-nuclear-receptor-interactions-induce-cardiac-inflammation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-quail-coturnix-coturnix-coturnix
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Xue-Nan Li, Yu-Zhu Zuo, Lei Qin, Wei Liu, Yan-Hua Li, Jin-Long Li
Atrazine (ATR) is one of the most extensively used herbicide that eventually leaches into groundwater and surface water from agricultural areas. Exposure to ATR does harm to the health of human and animals, especially the heart. However, ATR exposure caused cardiotoxicity in bird remains unclear. To evaluate ATR-exerted potential cardiotoxicity in heart, quail were exposed with 0, 50, 250, and 500 mg/kg BW/day ATR by gavage treatment for 45 days. Cardiac histopathological alternation was observed in ATR-induced quail...
May 9, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778014/expression-of-grape-acs1-in-tomato-decreases-ethylene-and-alters-the-balance-between-auxin-and-ethylene-during-shoot-and-root-formation
#2
Xia Ye, Mengmeng Fu, Yu Liu, Dongliang An, Xianbo Zheng, Bin Tan, Jidong Li, Jun Cheng, Wei Wang, Jiancan Feng
Ethylene plays an important role in the grape rachis, where its production can be 10 times higher than in the berry. VvACS1 is the only rachis-specific ACC synthase (ACS) gene, and its expression is coincident with ethylene production in the rachis of Vitis vinifera 'Thompson seedless'. VvACS1 was cloned and ectopically expressed in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Moneymaker'). Lateral buds were increased in two- or four-week-old 35s∷VvACS1 transgenic tomato plants after transplanting. Compared with wild-type (WT) plants, the transgenic tomato plants showed higher expression of the VvACS1 gene in the flowers, leaves, rachis, and fruits...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777981/bare-footprint-metric-analysis-methods-for-comparison-and-identification-in-forensic-examinations-a-review-of-literature
#3
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Richa Mukhra, Kewal Krishan, Tanuj Kanchan
Footprint is one of the most common types of physical evidence recovered at a crime scene. The forensic footprint evidence may play an important role in establishing the identity of a person; therefore, its examination is of prime importance. A link may be established by observing and comparing the morphological features of footprints with the perpetrator. These barefoot prints may be present as a two-dimensional print or a three-dimensional imprint depending on the substrate upon which they have been impressed upon and accordingly different methods and techniques are implemented in order to identify the questioned prints...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777905/coupling-of-the-polyamine-and-iron-metabolism-pathways-in-the-regulation-of-proliferation-mechanistic-links-to-alterations-in-key-polyamine-biosynthetic-and-catabolic-enzymes
#4
Darius J R Lane, Dong-Hun Bae, Aritee R Siafakas, Yohan Suryo Rahmanto, Lina Al-Akra, Patric J Jansson, Robert A Casero, Des R Richardson
Many biological processes result from the coupling of metabolic pathways. Considering this, proliferation depends on adequate iron and polyamines, and although iron-depletion impairs proliferation, the metabolic link between iron and polyamine metabolism has never been thoroughly investigated. This is important to decipher, as many disease states demonstrate co-dysregulation of iron and polyamine metabolism. Herein, for the first time, we demonstrate that cellular iron levels robustly regulate 13 polyamine pathway proteins...
May 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777879/standardizing-evaluation-process-necessary-for-achieving-sdgs-a-case-study-of-india
#5
Alok Srivastava
A set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 are to be implemented and achieved in every country from the year 2016 to 2030. In Indian context, all these goals are very relevant and critical, as India missed the target on many components of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The author strongly feels that one of the key reasons was lack of an in-built robust system for measuring the progress and achievements of MDGs. Monitoring and Evaluation of programmes and schemes, aiming at different SDGs, in a robust and regular manner is therefore need of the hour...
May 9, 2018: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777872/inventory-of-proteoforms-as-a-current-challenge-of-proteomics-some-technical-aspects
#6
Stanislav Naryzhny
The main intricacy in the human proteome is that it is tremendously complex and composed from diverse and heterogeneous gene products. These products are called protein species or proteoforms and are the smallest units of the proteome. In pursuit of the comprehensive profiling of the human proteome, significant advances in the technology of so called "Top-Down" mass spectrometry based proteomics, have been made. However, the scale of performance of this approach is still far behind the "Bottom-Up", peptide-centric techniques...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777831/microcystis-bloom-containing-microcystin-lr-induces-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#7
Qiong Zhang, Wendi Qin, Liuyan Yang, Jing An, Xuxiang Zhang, Hao Hong, Lizhi Xu, Yaping Wang
Epidemiological data from Lake Taihu showed significantly higher incidences of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) than in other areas of China. This may be related to the occurrence of a Microcystis bloom in Lake Taihu in the summer and autumn every year. The objective of this study is to investigate whether the contaminated water from the Microcystis bloom and the derivative pollutant microcystin-LR (MC-LR) can explain the higher incidences of T2DM. Healthy male mice were fed with water from different regions of Lake Taihu, and were either acutely or chronically exposed to MC-LR through oral administration or intraperitoneal injection...
May 16, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777816/aptamer-based-assay-for-monitoring-genetic-disorder-phenylketonuria-pku
#8
Mohammad Hasanzadeh, Amir Zargami, Hossein Navay Baghban, Ahad Mokhtarzadeh, Nasrin Shadjou, Soltanali Mahboob
The genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) is the inability to metabolize phenylalanine because of a lack of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase. Phenylalanine is used to biochemically form proteins, coded for by DNA. The development of an apta-assay for detection of l-Phenylalanine is presented in this work. A highly specific DNA-aptamer, selected to l-Phenylalanine was immobilized onto a gold nanostructure and electrochemical measurements were performed in a solution containing the phosphate buffer solution with physiological pH...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777750/post-a-framework-for-set-based-association-analysis-in-high-dimensional-data
#9
Xueyuan Cao, E Olusegun George, Mingjuan Wang, Dale B Armstrong, Cheng Cheng, Susana Raimondi, Jeffrey E Rubnitz, James R Downing, Mondira Kundu, Stanley B Pounds
Evaluating the differential expression of a set of genes belonging to a common biological process or ontology has proven to be a very useful tool for biological discovery. However, existing gene-set association methods are limited to applications that evaluate differential expression across k⩾2 treatment groups or biological categories. This limitation precludes researchers from most effectively evaluating the association with other phenotypes that may be more clinically meaningful, such as quantitative variables or censored survival time variables...
May 16, 2018: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777742/a-functional-glycoproteomics-approach-identifies-cd13-as-a-novel-e-selectin-ligand-in-breast-cancer
#10
M A Carrascal, M Silva, J A Ferreira, R Azevedo, D Ferreira, A M N Silva, D Ligeiro, L L Santos, R Sackstein, P A Videira
BACKGROUND: The glycan moieties sialyl-Lewis-X and/or -A (sLeX/A ) are the primary ligands for E-selectin, regulating subsequent tumor cell extravasation into distant organs. However, the nature of the glycoprotein scaffolds displaying these glycans in breast cancer remains unclear and constitutes the focus of the present investigation. METHODS: We isolated glycoproteins that bind E-selectin from the CF1_T breast cancer cell line, derived from a patient with ductal carcinoma...
May 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777725/strain-related-differences-in-mouse-lung-gene-expression-over-a-two-year-period-of-inhalation-exposure-to-styrene-relevance-to-human-risk-assessment
#11
Melvin E Andersen, George Cruzan, Michael B Black, Salil N Pendse, Darol E Dodd, James S Bus, Satinder S Sarang, Marcy I Banton, Robbie Waites, Debra B Layko, Patrick D McMullen
Both CD-1 and C57BL/6 wildtype (C57BL/6-WT) mice show equivalent short-term lung toxicity from exposures to styrene, while long-term tumor responses are greater in CD-1 mice. We analyzed lung gene expression from styrene exposures lasting from 1-day to 2-years in male mice from these two strains, including a Cyp2f2(-/-) knockout (C57BL/6-KO) and a Cyp2F1/2A13/2B6 transgenic mouse (C57BL/6-TG). With short term exposures (1-day to 1-week), CD-1 and C57BL/6-WT mice had thousands of differentially expressed genes (DEGs), consistent with changes in pathways for cell proliferation, cellular lipid metabolism, DNA-replication and inflammation...
May 16, 2018: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777724/novel-mirna-biomarkers-for-genotoxicity-screening-in-mouse
#12
Hiroyuki Oka, Koichi Masuno, Takeki Uehara, Toru Okamoto, Yoshiharu Matsuura, Toru Nakano, Shinpei Yamaguchi
The genotoxic potential of drugs is a serious problem, and its evaluation is one of the most critical processes of drug development. Although the comet assay of compound-exposed tissue is a frequently used genotoxicity test, its high false-positive rate is a major complication, and we consistently obtained false-positive results using the comet assay of mouse liver for nine hepatotoxic non-genotoxins (NGTXs). To identify novel genotoxin (GTX)-specific biomarkers, we screened the expression of 750 microRNAs (miRNAs) in the livers of mice treated with GTXs or NGTXs...
May 16, 2018: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777710/mir-616-3p-promotes-angiogenesis-and-emt-in-gastric-cancer-via-the-pten-akt-mtor-pathway
#13
Zhen-Hua Wu, Chen Lin, Chen-Chen Liu, Wei-Wei Jiang, Ming-Zhu Huang, Xin Liu, Wei-Jian Guo
Dysregulation of microRNAs has been demonstrated to be involved in a variety of biological events related to cancer, including proliferation, metastasis, angiogenesis and immune escape. miR-616-3p is located on the chromosome region 12q13.3, however, its potential role and clinical implications in gastric cancer remain poorly understood. The current study aimed to investigate the potential role of miR-616-3p in gastric cancer. The results showed that miR-616-3p was up-regulated in cancer tissues. Higher expression of miR-616-3p in tumor tissues also predicted poor prognosis...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777678/uva-riboflavin-collagen-crosslinking-stiffening-effects-on-anterior-and-posterior-corneal-flaps
#14
Hamed Hatami-Marbini, Sandeep M Jayaram
The UVA/riboflavin collagen crosslinking (CXL) is one of the treatment procedure for stopping the progression of keratoconus. The inclusion criterion for this procedure is a minimum corneal thickness of 400 μm, which is not often met in patients with advanced keratoconus. Preoperatively swelling of thin corneas was shown to stabilize the keratectasia without any postoperative endothelial damage. Recently, we have shown that swelling porcine corneas prior to the CXL treatment had no significant effect on the resulting improvement in their tensile properties...
May 16, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777666/analysis-of-cross-resistance-to-vip3-proteins-in-eight-insect-colonies-from-four-insect-species-selected-for-resistance-to-bacillus-thuringiensis-insecticidal-proteins
#15
Joaquín Gomis-Cebolla, Yuequin Wang, Yudong Quan, Kanglai He, Tom Walsh, Bill James, Sharon Downes, Wendy Kain, Ping Wang, Kathy Leonard, Tom Morgan, Brenda Oppert, Juan Ferré
Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3 proteins are synthesized and secreted during the vegetative growth phase. They are activated by gut proteases, recognize and bind to midgut receptors, form pores and lyse cells. We tested the susceptibility to Vip3Aa and Vip3Ca of Cry1A-, Cry2A-, Dipel- and Vip3-resistant insect colonies from different species to determine whether resistance to other insecticidal proteins confers cross-resistance to Vip3 proteins. As expected, the colonies resistant to Cry1A proteins, Dipel (Helicoverpa armigera, Trichoplusia ni, Ostrinia furnacalis and Plodia interpunctella) or Cry2Ab (H...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777604/-ethical-aspects-of-the-use-of-mirena-r-iud-in-the-treatment-of-heavy-menstrual-bleeding
#16
Miriam Turiel Miranda, Pau Agulles Simó
The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device known as Mirena IUD(r) (20mcg/24h) is nowadays considered among the leading resources in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. Nonetheless, due to either its effect of prevention of conception and especially to the possibility that it may also have an anti-implantation effect, there is a founded concern on whether its therapeutic use may be ethically licit. This article engages in an exhaustive literature review in order to ascertain the mechanism of action of Mirena(r) IUD, in view of an ethical evaluation of its therapeutic use, keeping in mind those two unwanted effects...
May 2018: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777603/-communication-of-the-diagnosis-of-down-syndrome-mother-s-stories
#17
Teresa Vargas Aldecoa, José Luis Martin Conty, Rosa María Conty Serrano, Cristina Fernández Pérez
The article studies the way in which health professionals communicate the diagnosis of Down syndrome to parents. For that the personal stories of the mothers collected in the answers given by them to the open questions of a questionnaire on ″communication of the diagnosis″ are analyzed. The results show the mothers' dissatisfaction with the information received during the prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of Down síndrome.
May 2018: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777585/potential-vascular-mechanisms-in-an-ex-vivo-functional-pig-bladder-model
#18
Uzoma A Anele, Paul H Ratz, Andrew F Colhoun, Sydney Roberts, Ryan Musselman, Randy A Vince, John E Speich, Adam P Klausner
AIMS: Chronic ischemia is a recognized factor in the pathophysiology of underactive bladder (UAB). Although relative ischemia (ie, low blood flow) is known to occur during filling, little is known regarding the pathophysiology that leads to UAB. Therefore, we developed an ex vivo functional porcine model to investigate the role of transient ischemia and whether autoregulation, a mechanism that maintains tissue oxygenation in certain vital organs, also exists in the bladder. METHODS: Using bladders from slaughtered pigs, we prepared an isolated perfused model where we studied the effects of bladder perfusion flow rate on perfusion pressure and tissue oxygenation during the filling phase...
May 19, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777544/gingipains-disrupt-f-actin-and-cause-osteoblast-apoptosis-via-integrin-%C3%AE-1
#19
Q Qiu, F Zhang, J Wu, N Xu, M Liang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the cellular mechanisms underlying gingipain-caused changes in cell morphology and apoptosis of osteoblasts. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Human calvarial osteoblasts and mouse osteoblasts MC3T3-E1 were treated with gingipain extracts from Porphyromonas gingivalis stain W83. Apoptosis was detected with annexin V and propidium iodide flow cytometry analysis or terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase mediated dUTP nick-end labeling staining...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777527/limiting-motor-skill-knowledge-via-incidental-training-protects-against-choking-under-pressure
#20
Taraz G Lee, Daniel E Acuña, Konrad P Kording, Scott T Grafton
The paradoxical harmful effects of motivation and incentives on skilled performance ("choking under pressure") are observed in a wide variety of motor tasks. Two theories of this phenomenon suggest that choking under pressure occurs due to maladaptive attention and top-down control, either through distraction away from the task or interference via an overreliance on controlled processing of a skilled task. A third theory, overmotivation (or overarousal), suggests that under pressure, "instinctive" or Pavlovian approach/withdrawal responses compete with the desired response...
May 18, 2018: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
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