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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226194/melatonin-systemically-ameliorates-drought-stress-induced-damage-in-medicago-sativa-plants-by-modulating-nitro-oxidative-homeostasis-and-proline-metabolism
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Chrystalla Antoniou, Giannis Chatzimichail, Rafaella Xenofontos, Giannis Pavlou, Evangelia Panagiotou, Anastasis Christou, Vasileios Fotopoulos
Recent reports have uncovered the multifunctional role of melatonin in plant physiological responses under optimal and sub-optimal environmental conditions. In this study, we explored whether melatonin pretreatment could provoke priming effects in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) plants subsequently exposed to prolonged drought stress (7 days), by withholding watering. Results revealed that the rhizospheric application of melatonin (10 μM) remarkably enhanced the drought tolerance of alfalfa plants, as evidenced by the observed plant tolerant phenotype, as well as by the higher levels of chlorophyll fluorescence and stomatal conductance, compared with non-treated drought-stressed plants...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220806/on-the-long-term-stability-of-clines-in-some-metabolic-genes-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Rodrigo Cogni, Kate Kuczynski, Spencer Koury, Erik Lavington, Emily L Behrman, Katherine R O'Brien, Paul S Schmidt, Walter F Eanes
Very little information exists for long-term changes in genetic variation in natural populations. Here we take the unique opportunity to compare a set of data for SNPs in 15 metabolic genes from eastern US collections of Drosophila melanogaster that span a large latitudinal range and represent two collections separated by 12 to 13 years. We also expand this to a 22-year interval for the Adh gene and approximately 30 years for the G6pd and Pgd genes. During these intervals, five genes showed a statistically significant change in average SNP allele frequency corrected for latitude...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194879/ethanol-production-by-the-hyperthermophilic-archaeon-pyrococcus-furiosus-by-expression-of-bacterial-bifunctional-alcohol-dehydrogenases
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Matthew W Keller, Gina L Lipscomb, Diep M Nguyen, Alexander T Crowley, Gerrit J Schut, Israel Scott, Robert M Kelly, Michael W W Adams
Ethanol is an important target for the renewable production of liquid transportation fuels. It can be produced biologically from pyruvate, via pyruvate decarboxylase, or from acetyl-CoA, by alcohol dehydrogenase E (AdhE). Thermophilic bacteria utilize AdhE, which is a bifunctional enzyme that contains both acetaldehyde dehydrogenase and alcohol dehydrogenase activities. Many of these organisms also contain a separate alcohol dehydrogenase (AdhA) that generates ethanol from acetaldehyde, although the role of AdhA in ethanol production is typically not clear...
February 14, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182052/study-of-nuclear-morphometry-on-cytology-specimens-of-benign-and-malignant-breast-lesions-a-study-of-122-cases
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Anamika Kashyap, Manjula Jain, Shailaja Shukla, Manoj Andley
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer has emerged as a leading site of cancer among women in India. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has been routinely applied in assessment of breast lesions. Cytological evaluation in breast lesions is subjective with a "gray zone" of 6.9-20%. Quantitative evaluation of nuclear size, shape, texture, and density parameters by morphometry can be of diagnostic help in breast tumor. AIMS: To apply nuclear morphometry on cytological breast aspirates and assess its role in differentiating between benign and malignant breast lesions with derivation of suitable cut-off values between the two groups...
January 2017: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181469/differences-and-relationships-between-normal-and-atypical-ductal-hyperplasia-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-and-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-tissues-in-the-breast-based-on-raman-spectroscopy
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Bing Han, Ye Du, Ton Fu, Zhimin Fan, Shuping Xu, Chengxu Hu, Lirong Bi, Ting Gao, Haipeng Zhang, Weiqing Xu
The aim of this study was to find the differences and relationships between normal, atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), and invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) lesions of the breast based on biochemical characteristics determined by Raman spectroscopy (RS). After collecting 39 frozen sections from patients who underwent surgical resection or mammotome biopsy, nine normal tissues, seven ADH, eight DCIS, and 15 IDC lesions were detected using confocal RS. We then used leave-one-out cross-validation (LOOCV) and radial basis function (RBF) to build a support vector machine (SVM) diagnosis model...
February 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164835/a-quick-reference-on-hyponatremia
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REVIEW
Julien Guillaumin, Stephen P DiBartola
The article focuses on causes of hyponatremia, including hypovolemia, diabetes mellitus and others. Hypovolemia is a major cause of hyponatremia in veterinary medicine. Hypovolemia causes a decrease in effective circulating volume, triggering antidiuretic hormone (ADH) secretion and free water retention, and develops after gastrointestinal losses, renal losses, hemorrhagic shock, hypoadrenocorticism, and other causes of hypovolemia. The article reviews the clinical approach to diagnosing the cause of hyponatremia in critically ill patients, including recognition of the syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion (SIADH)...
March 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164655/serum-alcohol-dehydrogenase-and-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-in-the-course-of-hepatitis-c
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Wojciech Jelski, Anna Strumnik, Karolina Orywal, Tadeusz W Lapinski, Magdalena Swiderska, Maciej Szmitkowski
BACKGROUND: Hepatistis C virus (HCV) affects approximately 170 million people, and it is the leading cause of the chronic liver disease. The destruction of liver cells is reflected by an increase of different enzyme activities in the serum. These enzymes include alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), which play a significant role in the metabolism of many biological substances and exist mainly in the liver. In this study we investigated the activity of alcohol dehydrogenase and its isoenzymes and the total activity of ALDH in the sera of patients with hepatitis C...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118035/is-the-outcome-at-surgery-different-when-flat-epithelial-atypia-and-lobular-neoplasia-are-found-in-association-at-biopsy
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Mona El Khoury, Lilia Maria Sanchez, Lucie Lalonde, Isabelle Trop, Julie David, Benoît Mesurolle
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact on the final outcome at surgery of Flat Epithelial Atypia (FEA) when found concomitantly with Lobular Neoplasia (LN) in biopsy specimens, compared to pure biopsy proven FEA. METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained. A retrospective review of our database between 2009 and 2013 identified eighty-one women (mean age 54, range 38-90) with 81 FEA biopsy-proven lesions. These were pure or associated with LN only in respectively 59/81 (73%) and 22/81 (27%)...
January 24, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112389/kinetic-insights-into-%C3%AF%C2%B5-caprolactone-synthesis-improvement-of-an-enzymatic-cascade-reaction
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Christian Scherkus, Sandy Schmidt, Uwe T Bornscheuer, Harald Gröger, Selin Kara, Andreas Liese
A computational approach for the simulation and prediction of a linear three-step enzymatic cascade for the synthesis of ϵ-caprolactone (ECL) coupling an alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), a cyclohexanone monooxygenase (CHMO) and a lipase for the subsequent hydrolysis of ECL to 6-hydroxyhexanoic acid (6-HHA). A kinetic model was developed with an accuracy of prediction for a fed-batch mode of 37% for substrate cyclohexanol (CHL), 90% for ECL and >99% for the final product 6-HHA. Due to a severe inhibition of the CHMO by CHL, a batch synthesis was shown to be less efficient than a fed-batch approach...
January 23, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111249/metabolic-engineering-of-clostridium-autoethanogenum-for-selective-alcohol-production
#10
Fungmin Liew, Anne M Henstra, Michael Kӧpke, Klaus Winzer, Sean D Simpson, Nigel P Minton
Gas fermentation using acetogenic bacteria such as Clostridium autoethanogenum offers an attractive route for production of fuel ethanol from industrial waste gases. Acetate reduction to acetaldehyde and further to ethanol via an aldehyde: ferredoxin oxidoreductase (AOR) and alcohol dehydrogenase has been postulated alongside the classic pathway of ethanol formation via a bi-functional aldehyde/alcohol dehydrogenase (AdhE). Here we demonstrate that AOR is critical to ethanol formation in acetogens and inactivation of AdhE led to consistently enhanced autotrophic ethanol production (up to 180%)...
January 19, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103636/limited-excessive-voluntary-alcohol-drinking-leads-to-liver-dysfunction-in-mice
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Scott A Wegner, Katherine A Pollard, Viktor Kharazia, David Darevsky, Luz Perez, Sanjoy Roychowdhury, Allison Xu, Dorit Ron, Laura E Nagy, Frederic Woodward Hopf
BACKGROUND: Liver damage is a serious and sometimes fatal consequence of long-term alcohol intake, which progresses from early-stage fatty liver (steatosis) to later-stage steatohepatitis with inflammation and fibrosis/necrosis. However, very little is known about earlier stages of liver disruption that may occur in problem drinkers, those who drink excessively but are not dependent on alcohol. METHODS: We examined how repeated binge-like alcohol drinking in C57BL/6 mice altered liver function, as compared with a single binge-intake session and with repeated moderate alcohol consumption...
February 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093366/strategy-for-constructing-vascularized-adipose-units-in-poly-l-glutamic-acid-hydrogel-porous-scaffold-through-inducing-in-situ-formation-of-ascs-spheroids
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Kunxi Zhang, Li Song, Jia Wang, Shifeng Yan, Guifei Li, Lei Cui, Jingbo Yin
: Vascularization is of great importance to adipose tissue regeneration. Here we introduced a paradigm that using scaffold to induce ASC spheroids, so to promote vascularized adipose tissue regeneration. Poly (L-glutamic acid) (PLGA) was activated by EDC, followed by being cross-linked by Adipic dihydrazide (ADH) to form a homogeneous hydrogel. Lyophilization was then carried out to create porous structure. The PLGA hydrogel scaffold possessed a significant swollen hydrophilic network to weaken cell-scaffold adhesion but drive ASCs to aggregate to form spheroids...
January 13, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078513/determining-the-roles-of-the-three-alcohol-dehydrogenases-adha-adhb-and-adhe-in-thermoanaerobacter-ethanolicus-during-ethanol-formation
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Jilai Zhou, Xiongjun Shao, Daniel G Olson, Sean Jean-Loup Murphy, Liang Tian, Lee R Lynd
Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus is a promising candidate for biofuel production due to the broad range of substrates it can utilize and its high ethanol yield compared to other thermophilic bacteria, such as Clostridium thermocellum. Three alcohol dehydrogenases, AdhA, AdhB and AdhE, play key roles in ethanol formation. To study their physiological roles during ethanol formation, we deleted them separately and in combination. Previously, it has been thought that both AdhB and AdhE were bifunctional alcohol dehydrogenases...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074225/recent-advances-in-biotechnological-applications-of-alcohol-dehydrogenases
#14
REVIEW
Yu-Guo Zheng, Huan-Huan Yin, Dao-Fu Yu, Xiang Chen, Xiao-Ling Tang, Xiao-Jian Zhang, Ya-Ping Xue, Ya-Jun Wang, Zhi-Qiang Liu
Alcohol dehydrogenases (ADHs), which belong to the oxidoreductase superfamily, catalyze the interconversion between alcohols and aldehydes or ketones with high stereoselectivity under mild conditions. ADHs are widely employed as biocatalysts for the dynamic kinetic resolution of racemic substrates and for the preparation of enantiomerically pure chemicals. This review provides an overview of biotechnological applications for ADHs in the production of chiral pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals.
February 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070562/biological-and-chemical-adaptation-to-endogenous-hydrogen-peroxide-production-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae-d39
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John P Lisher, Ho-Ching Tiffany Tsui, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, Kristy L Hentchel, Julia E Martin, Jonathan C Trinidad, Malcolm E Winkler, David P Giedroc
The catalase-negative, facultative anaerobe Streptococcus pneumoniae D39 is naturally resistant to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) produced endogenously by pyruvate oxidase (SpxB). Here, we investigate the adaptive response to endogenously produced H2O2. We show that lactate oxidase, which converts lactate to pyruvate, positively impacts pyruvate flux through SpxB and that ΔlctO mutants produce significantly lower H2O2. In addition, both the SpxB pathway and a candidate pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDHC) pathway contribute to acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) production during aerobic growth, and the pyruvate format lyase (PFL) pathway is the major acetyl-CoA pathway during anaerobic growth...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045431/unraveling-massive-crocins-transport-and-accumulation-through-proteome-and-microscopy-tools-during-the-development-of-saffron-stigma
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Lourdes Gómez-Gómez, Verónica Parra-Vega, Alba Rivas-Sendra, Jose M Seguí-Simarro, Rosa Victoria Molina, Claudia Pallotti, Ángela Rubio-Moraga, Gianfranco Diretto, Alicia Prieto, Oussama Ahrazem
Crocins, the glucosides of crocetin, are present at high concentrations in saffron stigmas and accumulate in the vacuole. However, the biogenesis of the saffron chromoplast, the changes during the development of the stigma and the transport of crocins to the vacuole, are processes that remain poorly understood. We studied the process of chromoplast differentiation in saffron throughout stigma development by means of transmission electron microscopy. Our results provided an overview of a massive transport of crocins to the vacuole in the later developmental stages, when electron dense drops of a much greater size than plastoglobules (here defined "crocinoplast") were observed in the chromoplast, connected to the vacuole with a subsequent transfer of these large globules inside the vacuole...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043193/adhd-traits-in-german-school-aged-children
#17
Yoanna Schulz-Zhecheva, Manuel Voelkle, André Beauducel, Nadja Buch, Christian Fleischhaker, Stephan Bender, Christopher W N Saville, Monica Biscaldi, Christoph Klein
OBJECTIVE: The Strengths and Weaknesses of ADHS-Symptoms and Normal Behavior (SWAN) Scale has been developed to support the dimensional assessment of ADHD symptoms by capturing variance on both poles of the ADHD continuum. The present study provides the first validation of the German version of SWAN (SWAN-DE). METHOD: Based on a sample of N1 = 343 children from the general population and N2 = 62 children with ADHD, both aged between 8 and 18 years, normality, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and different validity indices were examined...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043076/bio-sniffer-gas-phase-biosensor-with-secondary-alcohol-dehydrogenase-s-adh-for-determination-of-isopropanol-in-exhaled-air-as-a-potential-volatile-biomarker
#18
Po-Jen Chien, Takuma Suzuki, Masato Tsujii, Ming Ye, Koji Toma, Takahiro Arakawa, Yasuhiko Iwasaki, Kohji Mitsubayashi
Exhaled breath analysis has attracted lots of researchers attention in the past decades due to its advantages such as its non-invasive property and the possibility of continuous monitoring. In addition, several volatile organic compounds in breath have been identified as biomarkers for some diseases. Particularly, studies have pointed out that concentration of isopropanol (IPA) in exhaled air might relate with certain illnesses such as liver disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD), and lung cancer. In this study, a highly sensitive and selective biochemical gas sensor (bio-sniffer) for the breath IPA concentration determination was constructed and optimized...
May 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030590/redox-balance-in-lactobacillus-reuteri-dsm20016-roles-of-iron-dependent-alcohol-dehydrogenases-in-glucose-glycerol-metabolism
#19
Lu Chen, Paul David Bromberger, Gavin Nieuwenhuiys, Rajni Hatti-Kaul
Lactobacillus reuteri, a heterofermentative bacterium, metabolizes glycerol via a Pdu (propanediol-utilization) pathway involving dehydration to 3-hydroxypropionaldehyde (3-HPA) followed by reduction to 1,3-propandiol (1,3-PDO) with concomitant generation of an oxidized cofactor, NAD+ that is utilized to maintain cofactor balance required for glucose metabolism and even for oxidation of 3-HPA by a Pdu oxidative branch to 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP). The Pdu pathway is operative inside Pdu microcompartment that encapsulates different enzymes and cofactors involved in metabolizing glycerol or 1,2-propanediol, and protects the cells from the toxic effect of the aldehyde intermediate...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029125/ameliorative-effect-of-curcumin-encapsulated-hyaluronic-acid-pla-nanoparticles-on-thioacetamide-induced-murine-hepatic-fibrosis
#20
Yu-Nong Chen, Shih-Lan Hsu, Ming-Yuan Liao, Yi-Ting Liu, Chien-Hung Lai, Ji-Feng Chen, Mai-Huong Thi Nguyen, Yung-Hsiang Su, Shang-Ting Chen, Li-Chen Wu
In this study, we developed curcumin-encapsulated hyaluronic acid-polylactide nanoparticles (CEHPNPs) to be used for liver fibrosis amelioration. CD44, the hyaluronic acid (HA) receptor, is upregulated on the surface of cancer cells and on activated hepatic stellate cells (aHSCs) rather than normal cells. CEHPNPs could bind to CD44 and be internalized effectively through endocytosis to release curcumin, a poor water-soluble liver protective agent. Thus, CEHPNPs were potentially not only improving drug efficiency, but also targeting aHSCs...
December 24, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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