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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906186/preimplantation-factor-is-an-anti-apoptotic-effector-in-human-trophoblasts-involving-p53-signaling-pathway
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Hadia Moindjie, Esther Dos Santos, Rita-Josiane Gouesse, Nelly Swierkowski-Blanchard, Valérie Serazin, Eytan R Barnea, François Vialard, Marie-Noëlle Dieudonné
From the earliest stages of gestation, embryonic-maternal interaction has a key role in a successful pregnancy. Various factors present during gestation may significantly influence this type of juxta/paracrine interaction. PreImplantation Factor (PIF) is a recently identified factor with activity at the fetomaternal interface. PIF is secreted by viable embryos and directly controls placental development by increasing the invasive capacity of human extravillous trophoblasts (EVTs). To further specify PIF's role in the human placenta, we analyzed the genome-wide expression profile of the EVT in the presence of a synthetic PIF analog (sPIF)...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904541/effect-of-eight-week-aerobic-resistive-and-interval-exercise-routines-on-respiratory-parameters-in-non-athlete-women
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Vahan Moradians, Alireza Rahimi, Seyed Ali Javad Moosavi, Fateme Sadat Sahebkar Khorasani, Ali Mazaherinejad, Masoud Mortezazade, Hanieh Raji
BACKGROUND: There are not many studies about the effects of physical activity on pulmonary function in normal population. However, it seems that strengthening and persevering respiratory muscles is an effective technique for improving pulmonary function. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the effects of eight-week aerobic, resistance, and interval exercise routines on respiratory parameters in non-athlete women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six non-athlete women between 18-25 years old participated in this prospective quasi-experimental trial...
2016: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889265/integration-of-phytochrome-and-cryptochrome-signals-determines-plant-growth-during-competition-for-light
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Mieke de Wit, Diederik H Keuskamp, Franca J Bongers, Patricia Hornitschek, Charlotte M M Gommers, Emilie Reinen, Carmen Martínez-Cerón, Christian Fankhauser, Ronald Pierik
Plants in dense vegetation perceive their neighbors primarily through changes in light quality. Initially, the ratio between red (R) and far-red (FR) light decreases due to reflection of FR by plant tissue well before shading occurs. Perception of low R:FR by the phytochrome photoreceptors induces the shade avoidance response [1], of which accelerated elongation growth of leaf-bearing organs is an important feature. Low R:FR-induced phytochrome inactivation leads to the accumulation and activation of the transcription factors PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTORs (PIFs) 4, 5, and 7 and subsequent expression of their growth-mediating targets [2, 3]...
November 17, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889263/shade-promotes-phototropism-through-phytochrome-b-controlled-auxin-production
#4
Anupama Goyal, Elizabeth Karayekov, Vinicius Costa Galvão, Hong Ren, Jorge J Casal, Christian Fankhauser
Phototropism is an asymmetric growth response enabling plants to optimally position their organs. In flowering plants, the phototropin (phot) blue light receptors are essential to detect light gradients. In etiolated seedlings, the phototropic response is enhanced by the red/far-red (R/FR)-sensing phytochromes (phy) with a predominant function of phyA. In this study, we analyzed the influence of the phytochromes on phototropism in green (de-etiolated) Arabidopsis seedlings. Our experiments in the laboratory and outdoors revealed that, in open environments (high R/FR ratio), phyB inhibits phototropism...
November 22, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875778/phytochrome-interacting-factor-from-arabidopsis-to-liverwort
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Nayoung Lee, Giltsu Choi
Phytochromes are red and far-red light photoreceptors that regulate the responses of plants to light throughout their life cycles. Phytochromes do this in part by inhibiting the function of a group of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors called phytochrome-interacting factors (PIFs). Arabidopsis has eight PIFs that function sometimes redundantly and sometimes distinctively depending on their expression patterns and protein stability, as well as on variations in the promoters they target in vivo. PIF-like proteins exist in other seed plants and non-vascular plants where they also regulate light responses...
November 19, 2016: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856936/reveglucosidase-alfa-bmn-701-an-igf-2-tagged-rhacid-%C3%AE-glucosidase-improves-respiratory-functional-parameters-in-a-murine-model-of-pompe-disease
#6
Jeff Peng, Jill Dalton, Mark Butt, Kristin Tracy, Derek Kennedy, Peter Haroldsen, Rhea Cahayag, Stephen Zoog, Charles A O'Neill, Laurie Tsuruda
Pompe disease is a rare neuromuscular disorder caused by an acid α-glucosidase (GAA) deficiency resulting in glycogen accumulation in muscle, leading to myopathy and respiratory weakness. Reveglucosidase alfa (BMN 701), is an insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) tagged rhGAA that enhances rhGAA cellular uptake via a glycosylation independent IGF2-binding region of the cation-independent mannose-6-phosphate receptor (CI-MPR). These studies evaluated the effects of reveglucosidase alfa treatment on glycogen clearance in muscle relative to rhGAA as well as changes in respiratory function and glycogen clearance in respiratory related tissue in a Pompe mouse model (GAA(tm1Rabn))...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826401/effects-of-ramadan-fasting-on-inspiratory-muscle-function
#7
Mohsen Soori, Shahram Mohaghegh, Maryam Hajain, Behrooz Moraadi
BACKGROUND: Ramadan fasting is a major challenge for exercising Muslims especially in warm seasons. There is some evidence to indicate that Ramadan fasting causes higher subjective ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) in fasting Muslims. The mechanisms of this phenomenon are not known exactly. The role of respiratory muscle strength in this regard has not been studied yet. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was investigation of the effects of Ramadan fasting on respiratory muscle strength...
September 2016: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821059/recent-and-dynamic-transposable-elements-contribute-to-genomic-divergence-under-asexuality
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Julie Ferreira de Carvalho, Victor de Jager, Thomas P van Gurp, Niels C A M Wagemaker, Koen J F Verhoeven
BACKGROUND: Transposable elements (TEs) are mobile pieces of genetic information with high mutagenic potential for the host genome. Transposition is often neutral or deleterious but may also generate potentially adaptive genetic variation. This additional source of variation could be especially relevant in non-recombining species reproducing asexually. However, evidence is lacking to determine the relevance of TEs in plant asexual genome evolution and their associated effects. Here, we characterize the repetitive fraction of the genome of the common dandelion, Taraxacum officinale and compare it between five accessions from the same apomictic lineage...
November 7, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818652/molecular-characterization-of-salmonella-serovars-anatum-and-ealing-associated-with-two-historical-outbreaks-linked-to-contaminated-powdered-infant-formula
#9
Lynda Gunn, Sarah Finn, Daniel Hurley, Li Bai, Ellen Wall, Carol Iversen, John E Threlfall, Séamus Fanning
Powdered infant formula (PIF) is not intended to be produced as a sterile product unless explicitly stated and on occasion may become contaminated during production with pathogens such as Salmonella enterica. This retrospective study focused on two historically reported salmonellosis outbreaks associated with PIF from the United Kingdom and France, in 1985 and 1996/1997. In this paper, the molecular characterization of the two outbreaks associated Salmonella serovars Anatum and Ealing is reported. Initially the isolates were analyzed using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), which revealed the clonal nature of the two outbreaks...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807091/cohort-profile-pacific-islands-families-pif-growth-study-auckland-new-zealand
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E Rush, M Oliver, L D Plank, S Taylor, L Iusitini, S Jalili-Moghaddam, F Savila, J Paterson, E Tautolo
PURPOSE: This article profiles a birth cohort of Pacific children participating in an observational prospective study and describes the study protocol used at ages 14-15 years to investigate how food and activity patterns, metabolic risk and family and built environment are related to rates of physical growth of Pacific children. PARTICIPANTS: From 2000 to 2015, the Pacific Islands Families Study has followed, from birth, the growth and development of over 1000 Pacific children born in Auckland, New Zealand...
November 2, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802334/phytochrome-interacting-factors-pifs-in-solanum-lycopersicum-diversity-evolutionary-history-and-expression-profiling-during-different-developmental-processes
#11
Daniele Rosado, Giovanna Gramegna, Aline Cruz, Bruno Silvestre Lira, Luciano Freschi, Nathalia de Setta, Magdalena Rossi
Although the importance of light for tomato plant yield and edible fruit quality is well known, the PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTORS (PIFs), main components of phytochrome-mediated light signal transduction, have been studied almost exclusively in Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, the diversity, evolution and expression profile of PIF gene subfamily in Solanum lycopersicum was characterized. Eight tomato PIF loci were identified, named SlPIF1a, SlPIF1b, SlPIF3, SlPIF4, SlPIF7a, SlPIF7b, SlPIF8a and SlPIF8b. The duplication of SlPIF1, SlPIF7 and SlPIF8 genes were dated and temporally coincided with the whole-genome triplication event that preceded tomato and potato divergence...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771087/a-new-application-of-a-sodium-deoxycholate-propidium-monoazide-quantitative-pcr-assay-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-viable-cronobacter-sakazakii-in-powdered-infant-formula
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Baoqing Zhou, Bolu Chen, Xin Wu, Fan Li, Pei Yu, Zoraida P Aguilar, Hua Wei, Hengyi Xu
A rapid, reliable, and sensitive method for the detection of Cronobacter sakazakii, a common foodborne pathogen that may cause serious neonatal disease, has been developed. In this study, a rapid real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay combined with sodium deoxycholate (SD) and propidium monoazide (PMA) was developed to detect C. sakazakii contamination in powdered infant formula (PIF). This method could eliminate the interference from dead or injured bacteria. Optimization studies indicated that SD and PMA at 0...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759393/the-use-of-pyranoside-into-furanoside-rearrangement-and-controlled-o-5-%C3%A2-o-6-benzoyl-migration-as-the-basis-of-a-synthetic-strategy-to-assemble-1%C3%A2-5-and-1%C3%A2-6-linked-galactofuranosyl-chains
#13
Dmitry A Argunov, Vadim B Krylov, Nikolay E Nifantiev
A new pyranoside-into-furanoside (PIF) rearrangement of selectively protected galactopyranosides, followed by controlled O(5) → O(6) benzoate migration, gives either 5-OH or 6-OH products. It has been applied for the synthesis of four oligosaccharides related to the galactomannan from Aspergillus fumigatus. The assembly of target oligosaccharides containing both (1→5) and (1→6) linkages between galactofuranosyl residues was performed by applying terminal mannoside and digalactofuranoside blocks, forming a versatile approach toward fungal and bacterial carbohydrate antigens containing both 5-O- and 6-O-substituted galactofuranoside residues...
October 19, 2016: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758895/epidermal-phytochrome-b-inhibits-hypocotyl-negative-gravitropism-non-cell-autonomously
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Jaewook Kim, Kijong Song, Eunae Park, Keunhwa Kim, Gabyong Bae, Giltsu Choi
Seedling hypocotyls display negative gravitropism in the dark but agravitropism in the light. The Arabidopsis thaliana pif quadruple mutant (pifQ), which lacks four PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTORS (PIFs), is agravitropic in the dark. Endodermis-specific expression of PIF1 rescues gravitropism in pifQ mutant seedlings. Since phytochromes induce light responses by inhibiting PIFs and the COP1-SPA ubiquitin E3 ligase complex in the nucleus, we asked whether phyB can cell autonomously inhibit hypocotyl negative gravitropism in the endodermis...
October 6, 2016: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758689/mechanisms-of-anorexia-cancer-cachexia-syndrome-and-potential-benefits-of-traditional-medicine-and-natural-herbs
#15
Cong Ming-Hua, Zou Bao-Hua, Yu Lei
Anorexia cancer cachexia syndrome is prevalent in advanced cancer patients, which is featured by anorexia, decreased dietary intake, body weight loss (skeletal muscle mass loss), and unable to be reversed by routine nutritional support therapy. Up to now, the main mechanisms involved in cancer cachexia include excessive systemic inflammation, which is represented by increased plasma levels of IL-1, IL-6, TNF-alpha, tumor-induced factors, such as PIF and LMF. These factors eventually act on orexigenic and anorexigenic neurons located in hypothalamus or protein and lipid metabolism of peripheral tissues, which lead to anorexia, decreased dietary intake, enhanced basic metabolism rate and hyper catabolism...
October 18, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755863/adverse-phototoxic-effect-of-essential-plant-oils-on-nih-3t3-cell-line-after-uv-light-exposure
#16
Svatopluk Binder, Adéla Hanáková, Kristína Tománková, Klára Pížová, Robert Bajgar, Barbora Manišová, Kristina Kejlová, Hana Bendová, Dagmar Jírová, Hana Kolářová
AIM: Natural or artificial substances have become an inseparable part of our lives. It is questionable whether adequate testing has been performed in order to ensure these substances do not pose a serious health risk. The principal aim of our research was to clarify the potential risk of adding essential oils to food, beverages and cosmetic products. METHODS: The toxicity of substances frequently employed in cosmetics, aromatherapy and food industry (bergamot oil, Litsea cubeba oil, orange oil, citral) were investigated using cell line NIH3T3 (mouse fibroblasts) with/without UV irradiation...
September 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721500/detection-of-cronobacter-sakazakii-in-powdered-infant-formula-using-an-immunoliposome-based-immunomagnetic-concentration-and-separation-assay
#17
Shruti Shukla, Gibaek Lee, Xinjie Song, Jung Hyun Park, Hyunjeong Cho, Eun Ju Lee, Myunghee Kim
This study aimed to optimize the applicability of an immunoliposome-based immunomagnetic concentration and separation assay to facilitate rapid detection of Cronobacter sakazakii in powdered infant formula (PIF). To determine the detection limit, specificity, and pre-enrichment incubation time (0, 4, 6, and 8 h), assay tests were performed with different cell numbers of C. sakazakii (2 × 10(0) and 2 × 10(1) CFU/ml) inoculated in 10 g of PIF. The assay was able to detect as few as 2 cells of C...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716940/dark-induced-leaf-senescence-new-insights-into-a-complex-light-dependent-regulatory-pathway
#18
Daniela Liebsch, Olivier Keech
563 I. 563 II. 564 III. 564 IV. 565 V. 565 VI. 567 VII. 567 568 References 568 SUMMARY: Leaf senescence - the coordinated, active process leading to the organized dismantling of cellular components to remobilize resources - is a fundamental aspect of plant life. Its tight regulation is essential for plant fitness and has crucial implications for the optimization of plant productivity and storage properties. Various investigations have shown light deprivation and light perception via phytochromes as key elements modulating senescence...
November 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712033/reduced-intensity-conditioned-allograft-yields-favorable-survival-for-older-adults-with-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#19
Ashley E Rosko, Hai-Lin Wang, Marcos de Lima, Brenda Sandmaier, H Jean Khoury, Andrew Artz, Johnathan Brammer, Christopher Bredeson, Sherif Farag, Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, Hillard M Lazarus, David I Marks, Rodrigo Martino Bufarull, Joseph McGuirk, Mohamed Mohty, Taiga Nishihori, Ian Nivison-Smith, Armin Rashidi, Olle Ringden, Matthew Seftel, Daniel Weisdorf, Veronika Bachanova, Wael Saber
Older adults with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) have poor survival. We examined the effectiveness of reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) in adults with B-ALL age 55 years and older and explored prognostic factors associated with long-term outcomes. Using CIBMTR registry data, we evaluated 273 patients (median age 61, range 55-72) with B-ALL with disease status in CR1 (71%), >CR2 (17%) and Primary Induction Failure (PIF)/Relapse (11%), who underwent RIC HCT between 2001 and 2012 using mostly unrelated donor (59%) or HLA-matched sibling (32%)...
October 6, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706735/development-of-a-transposon-based-marker-system-for-mutation-breeding-in-sorghum-sorghum-bicolor-l
#20
S B Im, S-J Kwon, J Ryu, S W Jeong, J B Kim, J-W Ahn, S H Kim, Y D Jo, H-I Choi, S-Y Kang
Under certain circumstances, transposable elements (TE) can create or reverse mutations and alter the genome size of a cell. Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) is promising for plant transposon tagging due to its small genome size and its low content of repetitive DNA. We developed a marker system based on targeted region amplification polymorphisms (TE-TRAP) that uses the terminal inverted repeats (TIRs) of transposons. A total of 3816 class 2 transposons belonging to the PIF/Harbinger family were identified from the whole sorghum genome that produced five primers, including eight types of TIRs...
September 16, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
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