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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320100/drosophila-melanogaster-a-potential-model-organism-for-identification-of-pharmacological-properties-of-plants-plant-derived-components
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Komal Panchal, Anand K Tiwari
Plants/plant-derived components have been used from ancient times to treat/cure several human diseases. Plants and their parts possess several chemical components that play the vital role in the improvement of human health and their life expectancy. Allopathic medicines have been playing a key role in the treatment of several diseases. Though allopathic medicines provide fast relief, long time consumption cause serious health concerns such as hyperallergic reactions, liver damage, etc. So, the study of medicinal plants which rarely cause any side effect is very important to mankind...
March 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319946/rebleeding-and-outcome-in-patients-with-symptomatic-brain-stem-cavernomas
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Antonio Arauz, Hernán M Patiño-Rodriguez, Mónica Chavarria-Medina, Mayra Becerril, Gabriel Mauricio Longo, Edgar Nathal
PURPOSE: We sought to evaluate the long-term functional outcomes and identify the potential risk factors for rebleeding in patients with brain stem cavernous malformations (BCMs) who presented with hemorrhages and were surgically or conservatively treated and prospectively monitored. METHODS: From January 1990 to July 2015, we included patients with first hemorrhagic episodes secondary to single BCMs. Modified Rankin score (mRS) was used for neurological status assessment...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319836/a-cross-sectional-comparison-of-ethanol-related-cytokine-expression-in-the-hippocampus-of-young-and-aged-fischer-344-rats
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Anny Gano, Tamara L Doremus-Fitzwater, Terrence Deak
Our work in Sprague Dawley rats has shown rapid alterations in neuroimmune gene expression (RANGE) in the hippocampus and paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN). These manifest as increased interleukin (IL)-6 and IκBα, and suppressed IL-1β and tumor necrosis factor alpha during acute ethanol intoxication. The present studies tested these effects across the lifespan (young adulthood at 2-3 months; senescence at 18 and 24 months), as well as across strain (Fischer 344) and sex. The hippocampus revealed age-dependent shifts in cytokine expression (IL-6, IL-1β, and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1), but no changes were observed in the PVN at baseline or following ethanol...
March 17, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319699/urdaibai-biosphere-reserve-biscay-spain-conservation-against-development
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Nekane Castillo-Eguskitza, Alejandro J Rescia, Miren Onaindia
The protected area approach has extended from conserving biodiversity to improving human well-being. However, the relationship between conservation and socioeconomic and cultural development continues to be controversial. This paper combines land use variables with socioeconomic and cultural variables through multivariate ordination analysis and evaluates their evolution in two areas inside and outside a Biosphere Reserve since the approval of the Governance Plan for Use and Management in the Reserve. The results indicate a similar tendency in the two areas, from the abandonment of traditional rural activities and decline in pine plantations to naturalness, urban sprawl and the growth of the tertiary economic sector, welfare indicators and sustainability index...
March 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319528/postburn-microstomia-prevention-using-an-appliance-providing-simultaneous-horizontal-and-vertical-adjustable-forces
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Gregory S Antonarakis, Sandra Fastlicht, Taras Masnyi, Bryan Tompson
Microstomia, an abnormally small oral orifice, is a complication of perioral facial burns. In this case, contraction of the circumoral tissues and hypotonia of the musculature is responsible for this microstomia, which can produce aesthetic and functional impairment with eating, swallowing, communication (speech and facial expressions), compromised dental care and maintenance due to limited oral access, social interactions, and psychological well-being. Conservative management involves providing physical resistance to scar contracture, with opposing horizontal and vertical circumoral forces by means of appliances that aim to stretch the commissures and fibrotic muscles...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319283/critically-evaluating-best-management-practices-for-preventing-freshwater-turtle-extinctions
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R J Spencer, J U Van Dyke, Michael B Thompson
Ex situ conservation tools, such as captive breeding for reintroduction, are considered last resort to help recover threatened or endangered species. However, they may also provide alternative strategies where reducing threats directly is difficult or ineffective. Headstarting, or captive rearing of eggs or neonate animals and subsequent release into the wild, has been controversial for decades. A major criticism is that headstarting is a symptomatic treatment of conservation problems (halfway technology), however, it may provide a mechanism to address multiple threats, particularly in close proximity of population centres...
March 20, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319202/evolving-notch-polyq-tracts-reveal-possible-solenoid-interference-elements
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Albert J Erives
Polyglutamine (polyQ) tracts in regulatory proteins are extremely polymorphic. As functional elements under selection for length, triplet repeats are prone to DNA replication slippage and indel mutations. Many polyQ tracts are also embedded within intrinsically disordered domains, which are less constrained, fast evolving, and difficult to characterize. To identify structural principles underlying polyQ tracts in disordered regulatory domains, here I analyze deep evolution of metazoan Notch polyQ tracts, which can generate alleles causing developmental and neurogenic defects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319183/an-integrated-analysis-of-micro-and-macro-habitat-features-as-a-tool-to-detect-weather-driven-constraints-a-case-study-with-cavity-nesters
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D Campobello, J Lindström, R Di Maggio, M Sarà
The effects of climate change on animal populations may be shaped by habitat characteristics at both micro- and macro-habitat level, however, empirical studies integrating these two scales of observation are lacking. As analyses of the effects of climate change commonly rely on data from a much larger scale than the microhabitat level organisms are affected at, this mismatch risks hampering progress in developing understanding of the details of the ecological and evolutionary responses of organisms and, ultimately, effective actions to preserve their populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319178/inter-nesting-movements-and-habitat-use-of-adult-female-kemp-s-ridley-turtles-in-the-gulf-of-mexico
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Donna J Shaver, Kristen M Hart, Ikuko Fujisaki, David Bucklin, Autumn R Iverson, Cynthia Rubio, Thomas F Backof, Patrick M Burchfield, Raul de Jesus Gonzales Diaz Miron, Peter H Dutton, Amy Frey, Jaime Peña, Daniel Gomez Gamez, Hector J Martinez, Jaime Ortiz
Species vulnerability is increased when individuals congregate in restricted areas for breeding; yet, breeding habitats are not well defined for many marine species. Identification and quantification of these breeding habitats are essential to effective conservation. Satellite telemetry and switching state-space modeling (SSM) were used to define inter-nesting habitat of endangered Kemp's ridley turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Gulf of Mexico. Turtles were outfitted with satellite transmitters after nesting at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA, from 1998 through 2013 (n = 60); Rancho Nuevo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, during 2010 and 2011 (n = 11); and Tecolutla, Veracruz, Mexico, during 2012 and 2013 (n = 11)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319150/high-throughput-transformation-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-using-liquid-handling-robots
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Guangbo Liu, Clayton Lanham, J Ross Buchan, Matthew E Kaplan
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (budding yeast) is a powerful eukaryotic model organism ideally suited to high-throughput genetic analyses, which time and again has yielded insights that further our understanding of cell biology processes conserved in humans. Lithium Acetate (LiAc) transformation of yeast with DNA for the purposes of exogenous protein expression (e.g., plasmids) or genome mutation (e.g., gene mutation, deletion, epitope tagging) is a useful and long established method. However, a reliable and optimized high throughput transformation protocol that runs almost no risk of human error has not been described in the literature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319134/genotype-and-local-environment-dynamically-influence-growth-disturbance-response-and-survivorship-in-the-threatened-coral-acropora-cervicornis
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Crawford Drury, Derek Manzello, Diego Lirman
The relationship between the coral genotype and the environment is an important area of research in degraded coral reef ecosystems. We used a reciprocal outplanting experiment with 930 corals representing ten genotypes on each of eight reefs to investigate the influence of genotype and the environment on growth and survivorship in the threatened Caribbean staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis. Coral genotype and site were strong drivers of coral growth and individual genotypes exhibited flexible, non-conserved reaction norms, complemented by ten-fold differences in growth between specific G-E combinations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319117/comparative-genomics-of-clavibacter-michiganensis-subspecies-pathogens-of-important-agricultural-crops
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James T Tambong
Subspecies of Clavibacter michiganensis are important phytobacterial pathogens causing devastating diseases in several agricultural crops. The genome organizations of these pathogens are poorly understood. Here, the complete genomes of 5 subspecies (C. michiganensis subsp. michiganensis, Cmi; C. michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus, Cms; C. michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis, Cmn; C. michiganensis subsp. insidiosus, Cmi and C. michiganensis subsp. capsici, Cmc) were analyzed. This study assessed the taxonomic position of the subspecies based on 16S rRNA and genome-based DNA homology and concludes that there is ample evidence to elevate some of the subspecies to species-level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319014/human-biomonitoring-science-and-policy-for-a-healthy-future-april-17-19-2016-berlin-germany
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Joas Anke, Gerda Schwedler, Judy Choi, Marike Kolossa-Gehring
Following the success of the 1st International Conference on Human Biomonitoring (HBM) in Berlin in 2010, the 2nd International Conference on Human Biomonitoring took place in Berlin from April 17-19, 2016 for an exchange and updates among participants on all aspects relating to HBM. Entitled "Science and Policy for a Healthy Future", the conference brought together international experts from the scientific sector, politics, authorities, industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other involved associations...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319009/the-unique-domain-forms-a-fuzzy-intramolecular-complex-in-src-family-kinases
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Miguel Arbesú, Mariano Maffei, Tiago N Cordeiro, João M C Teixeira, Yolanda Pérez, Pau Bernadó, Serge Roche, Miquel Pons
The N-terminal regulatory region of c-Src including the SH4, Unique, and SH3 domains adopts a compact, yet highly dynamic, structure that can be described as an intramolecular fuzzy complex. Most of the long-range interactions within the Unique domain are also observed in constructs lacking the structured SH3, indicating a considerable degree of preorganization of the disordered Unique domain. Here we report that members of the Src family of kinases (SFK) share well-conserved sequence features involving aromatic residues in their Unique domains...
March 16, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319008/structure-of-yeast-osbp-related-protein-osh1-reveals-key-determinants-for-lipid-transport-and-protein-targeting-at-the-nucleus-vacuole-junction
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Mohammad Kawsar Manik, Huiseon Yang, Junsen Tong, Young Jun Im
Yeast Osh1 belongs to the oxysterol-binding protein (OSBP) family of proteins and contains multiple targeting modules optimized for lipid transport at the nucleus-vacuole junction (NVJ). The key determinants for NVJ targeting and the role of Osh1 at NVJs have remained elusive because of unknown lipid specificities. In this study, we determined the structures of the ankyrin repeat domain (ANK), and OSBP-related domain (ORD) of Osh1, in complex with Nvj1 and ergosterol, respectively. The Osh1 ANK forms a unique bi-lobed structure that recognizes a cytosolic helical segment of Nvj1...
March 10, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318925/retrospective-evaluation-of-three-different-joint-surgeries-for-internal-derangements-of-the-temporomandibular-joint
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Celal Candirli, Mehmet Demirkol, Onur Yilmaz, Sadi Memis
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes achieved with eminectomy, discectomy alone, and discectomy with an abdominal dermis fat graft (D + ADFG) in the treatment of internal derangements (IDs) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and to briefly discuss the failed cases in which a second operation was needed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 31 patients (27 females, 4 males) who were unresponsive to conservative therapy and therefore underwent eminectomy (group A, n = 6), discectomy alone (group B, n = 8), or D + ADFG (group C, n = 17)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318825/riparian-erosion-vulnerability-model-based-on-environmental-features
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Alejandra Botero-Acosta, Maria L Chu, Jorge A Guzman, Patrick J Starks, Daniel N Moriasi
Riparian erosion is one of the major causes of sediment and contaminant load to streams, degradation of riparian wildlife habitats, and land loss hazards. Land and soil management practices are implemented as conservation and restoration measures to mitigate the environmental problems brought about by riparian erosion. This, however, requires the identification of vulnerable areas to soil erosion. Because of the complex interactions between the different mechanisms that govern soil erosion and the inherent uncertainties involved in quantifying these processes, assessing erosion vulnerability at the watershed scale is challenging...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318821/snf2-family-protein-fft3-suppresses-nucleosome-turnover-to-promote-epigenetic-inheritance-and-proper-replication
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Nitika Taneja, Martin Zofall, Vanivilasini Balachandran, Gobi Thillainadesan, Tomoyasu Sugiyama, David Wheeler, Ming Zhou, Shiv I S Grewal
Heterochromatin can be epigenetically inherited in cis, leading to stable gene silencing. However, the mechanisms underlying heterochromatin inheritance remain unclear. Here, we identify Fft3, a fission yeast homolog of the mammalian SMARCAD1 SNF2 chromatin remodeler, as a factor uniquely required for heterochromatin inheritance, rather than for de novo assembly. Importantly, we find that Fft3 suppresses turnover of histones at heterochromatic loci to facilitate epigenetic transmission of heterochromatin in cycling cells...
March 8, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318811/st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-penetrating-thoracic-trauma
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Kiran Faryar, Michael P Flaherty, Martin Huecker
BACKGROUND: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) may complicate penetrating thoracic trauma. CASE REPORT: This report describes a 42-year-old man who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the left chest. Electrocardiogram showed ST elevation in the inferior leads. Emergent catheterization was not recommended and conservative management was initiated. Cardiac catheterization 4 days later showed no perturbation of the coronary arteries, neither atherosclerotic nor traumatic...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318573/ophthalmic-outcomes-of-fractured-zygomas
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R J McGalliard, J Kimpton, N M H McLeod
In patients with fractures of the zygomatic complex, computed tomography (CT) often identifies extensive defects in the orbital floor. Some surgeons recommend routine exploration and repair of these defects during repair of the zygoma, while others advocate a more selective approach, but there is a paucity of evidence either way. We report a retrospective case series of 50 patients who had open reduction and internal fixation of zygomatic fractures by a single surgeon in the maxillofacial department at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, between 2011and 2014...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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