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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330874/high-resolution-3d-nmr-structure-of-the-kras-proto-oncogene-promoter-reveals-key-features-of-a-g-quadruplex-involved-in-transcriptional-regulation
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Abdelaziz Kerkour, Julien Marquevielle, Stefaniia Ivashchenko, Liliya A Yatsunyk, Jean-Louis Mergny, Gilmar F Salgado
Non-canonical base pairing within guanine-rich DNA and RNA sequences can produce G-quartets, whose stacking leads to the formation of a G-quadruplex (G4). G4s can coexist with canonical duplex DNA in the human genome and have been suggested to suppress gene transcription, and much attention has therefore focused on studying G4s in promotor regions of disease-related genes. For example, the human KRAS proto-oncogene contains a nuclease-hypersensitive element (1) located upstream of the major transcription start site...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314091/changes-in-muscle-architecture-of-biceps-femoris-induced-by-eccentric-strength-training-with-nordic-hamstring-exercise
#2
Diego Alonso-Fernandez, Pedro Docampo-Blanco, Juan Martinez-Fernandez
Eccentric strength training alters muscle architecture, but it is also an important factor for the prevention of hamstring injuries. The purpose was to determine the architectural adaptations of the Biceps Femoris long head (BFlh) after eccentric strength training with Nordic Hamstring exercise (NHE), followed by a subsequent detraining period. The participants in this intervention (n = 23) completed a period of 13 weeks consisting of a first week of control and prior training, followed by 8 weeks of eccentric strength training with NHE, and concluding with a 4-week period of detraining...
March 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289928/human-rotavirus-strain-wa-downregulates-nhe1-and-nhe6-expressions-in-rotavirus-infected-caco-2-cells
#3
Honglang Chen, Lijun Song, Guixian Li, Wenfeng Chen, Shumin Zhao, Ruoxia Zhou, Xiaoying Shi, Zhenying Peng, Wenchang Zhao
Rotavirus (RV) is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis and fatal dehydration in human infants and neonates of different species. However, the pathogenesis of rotavirus-induced diarrhea is poorly understood. Secretory diarrhea caused by rotavirus may lead to a combination of excessive secretion of fluid and electrolytes into the intestinal lumen. Fluid absorption in the small intestine is driven by Na(+)-coupled transport mechanisms at the luminal membrane, including Na(+)/H(+) exchanger (NHE). Here, we performed qRT-PCR to detect the transcription of NHEs...
March 13, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288581/prevalence-virulence-factor-genes-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-bacillus-cereus-sensu-lato-isolated-from-dairy-farms-and-traditional-dairy-products
#4
James Owusu-Kwarteng, Alhassan Wuni, Fortune Akabanda, Kwaku Tano-Debrah, Lene Jespersen
BACKGROUND: B. cereus are of particular interest in food safety and public health because of their capacity to cause food spoilage and disease through the production of various toxins. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, virulence factor genes and antibiotic resistance profile of B. cereus sensu lato isolated from cattle grazing soils and dairy products in Ghana. A total of 114 samples made up of 25 soil collected from cattle grazing farm land, 30 raw milk, 28 nunu (yoghurt-like product) and 31 woagashie (West African soft cheese)...
March 14, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283680/genetic-and-genomic-diversity-of-nheabc-locus-from-bacillus-strains
#5
Yan Cai, Tingxuan Huang, Yuekang Xu, Guoping Zhou, Ping Zou, Guifeng Zeng, Xiaojin Liu
Non-hemolytic enterotoxin (NHE), a tri-partite, proteinaceous toxin encoded by contiguous nheA, nheB and nheC genes of Bacillus cereus sensu lato (B. cereus s.l.), is considered to be associated with the foodborne diarrheic syndrome. However, B. cereus s.l. includes a number of closely related strains, and the occurrence of NHE among them, and other members of Bacillus is unclear. Consequently, we aimed to determine the distribution and evolution of NHE within Bacillus by confirming the presence of the nheA, B and C sequences and variation within them using published data, and to analyze the genomic and genetic diversity...
March 10, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271885/well-defined-nanographene-rhenium-complex-as-an-efficient-electrocatalyst-and-photocatalyst-for-selective-co2-reduction
#6
Xiaoxiao Qiao, Qiqi Li, Richard N Schaugaard, Benjamin W Noffke, Yijun Liu, Dongping Li, Lu Liu, Krishnan Raghavachari, Liang-Shi Li
Improving energy efficiency of electrocatalytic and photocatalytic CO2 conversion to useful chemicals poses a significant scientific challenge. We report on using a colloidal nanographene to form a molecular complex with a metal ion to tackle this challenge. In this work, a well-defined nanographene-Re complex was synthesized, in which electron delocalization over the nanographene and the metal ion significantly decreases the electrical potential needed to drive the chemical reduction. We show the complex can selectively electrocatalyze CO2 reduction to CO in tetrahydrofuran at -0...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271418/blood-pressure-and-the-renal-actions-of-at2-receptors
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Robert M Carey
Angiotensin type-2 receptors (AT2Rs) in the renal proximal tubule inhibit sodium (Na+) reabsorption by inducing renal cyclic GMP formation and internalizing and inhibiting major Na+ transporters Na+-H+ exchanger-3 (NHE-3) and Na+/K+ATPase (NKA). Instead of angiotensin II (Ang II), angiotensin III (Ang III) is the predominant endogenous agonist for this response. Exogenous non-peptide AT2R agonist Compound-21 induces natriuresis and lowers blood pressure (BP) in normal and Ang II-infused hypertensive rodents...
March 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247444/velocity-specific-and-time-dependent-adaptations-following-a-standardised-nordic-hamstring-exercise-training
#8
Tobias Alt, Yannick T Nodler, Jannik Severin, Axel J Knicker, Heiko K Strüder
The Nordic Hamstring Exercise (NHE) is effective for selective hamstring strengthening to improve muscle balance between knee flexors and extensors. The purpose of this study (within subject design of repeated measures) was to determine the effects of a standardised 4-week NHE training on thigh strength and balance with concomitant kinetic and kinematic monitoring. Sixteen male sprinters (22 years, 181 cm, 76 kg) performed a standardised 4-week NHE training consisting of three sessions per week (each 3 x 3 repetitions)...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148492/rest-interval-duration-does-not-influence-adaptations-in-acid-base-transport-proteins-following-10-weeks-of-sprint-interval-training-in-active-women
#9
Cian McGinley, David John Bishop
The removal of protons (H(+)) produced during intense exercise is important for skeletal muscle function, yet it remains unclear how best to structure exercise training to improve muscle pH regulation. We investigated whether 4 weeks of work-matched, sprint-interval training (SIT), performed 3 days per week, with either 1 min (Rest-1; n = 7) or 5 min (Rest-5; n = 7) of rest between sprints, influenced adaptations in acid/base transport protein content, non-bicarbonate muscle buffer capacity (βmin vitro), and exercise capacity in active women...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140337/synthesis-of-hierarchical-moo2-mos2-nanofibers-for-electrocatalytic-hydrogen-evolution
#10
Youngwoo Rheem, Yosep Han, Kyu Hwan Lee, Sung-Mook Choi, Nosang V Myung
Perpendicularly attached MoS2 nanosheets on MoO2 conductive nanofibers were synthesized by combining electrospinning, calcination, and sulfurization processes. Compared to randomly stacked MoS2 nanosheets on MoO2 nanofiber, they show greater hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) performance (i.e., onset potential of -180 mV versus normal hydrogen electrode with the Tafel slope of 59 mV dec(-1)). HER performance decreases with increasing MoS2 nanocrystal size.
March 10, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128323/an-oxidoreductase-aioe-is-responsible-for-bacterial-arsenite-oxidation-and-resistance
#11
Qian Wang, Yushan Han, Kaixiang Shi, Xia Fan, Lu Wang, Mingshun Li, Gejiao Wang
Previously, we found that arsenite (As(III)) oxidation could improve the generation of ATP/NADH to support the growth of Agrobacterium tumefaciens GW4. In this study, we found that aioE is induced by As(III) and located in the arsenic island near the As(III) oxidase genes aioBA and co-transcripted with the arsenic resistant genes arsR1-arsC1-arsC2-acr3-1. AioE belongs to TrkA family corresponding the electron transport function with the generation of NADH and H(+). An aioE in-frame deletion strain showed a null As(III) oxidation and a reduced As(III) resistance, while a cytC mutant only reduced As(III) oxidation efficiency...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099777/positive-selection-on-sperm-ion-channels-in-a-brooding-brittle-star-consequence-of-life-history-traits-evolution
#12
A A-T Weber, L Abi-Rached, N Galtier, A Bernard, J I Montoya-Burgos, A Chenuil
Closely related species are key models to investigate mechanisms leading to reproductive isolation and early stages of diversification, also at the genomic level. The brittle star cryptic species complex Ophioderma longicauda encompasses the sympatric broadcast spawning species C3 and the internal brooding species C5. Here we used de novo transcriptome sequencing and assembly in two closely related species displaying contrasting reproductive modes to compare their genetic diversity and to investigate the role of natural selection in reproductive isolation...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090568/pathophysiology-of-intestinal-na-h-exchange
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Michael A Gurney, Daniel Laubitz, Fayez K Ghishan, Pawel R Kiela
Several members of the SLC9A family of Na(+)/H(+) exchangers are expressed in the gut, with varying expression patterns and cellular localization. Not only do they participate in the regulation of basic epithelial cell functions, including control of transepithelial Na(+) absorption, intracellular pH (pH i ), cell volume, and nutrient absorption, but also in cellular proliferation, migration, and apoptosis. Additionally, they modulate the extracellular milieu in order to facilitate other nutrient absorption and to regulate the intestinal microbial microenvironment...
January 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056749/development-and-evaluation-of-naproxen-sodium-gel-using-piper-cubeba-for-enhanced-transdermal-drug-delivery-and-therapeutic-facilitation
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Sunetra Kaustubh Patwardhan, Manohar J Patil, Anbazhagan Sockalingam
BACKGROUND: The absorption of drug through skin avoids many side effects of oral route like gastric irritation, nausea, systemic toxicity etc and thus improves patient compliance. Naproxen sodium (NPRS) is one of the potent NSAID agents. OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed to develop and evaluate the gel formulation containing NPRS for transdermal drug delivery reducing the side effects and improving patient compliance. The patents on topical delivery of NSAIDS (US 9012402 B1, US 9072659 B2, US 20150258196 A1) and patents indicating use of herbal penetration enhancers (US 20100273746A1, WO 2005009510 A2, US 6004969 A) helped in selecting the drug, excipients...
January 5, 2017: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019659/na-h-exchanger-nhe1-and-nhe2-have-opposite-effects-on-migration-velocity-in-rat-gastric-surface-cells
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Anja Paehler Vor der Nolte, Giriprakash Chodisetti, Zhenglin Yuan, Florian Busch, Brigitte Riederer, Min Luo, Yan Yu, Manoj B Menon, Andreas Schneider, Renata Stripecke, Katerina Nikolovska, Sunil Yeruva, Ursula Seidler
Following superficial injury, neighbouring gastric epithelial cells close the wound by rapid cell migration, a process called epithelial restitution. Na(+) /H(+) exchange (NHE) inhibitors interfere with restitution, but the role of the different NHE isoforms expressed in gastric pit cells has remained elusive. The role of the basolaterally expressed NHE1 (Slc9a1) and the presumably apically expressed NHE2 (Slc9a2) in epithelial restitution was investigated in the nontransformed rat gastric surface cell line RGM1...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003213/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-active-desalination-and-low-water-permeability-in-the-esophagus-of-eels-acclimated-to-seawater
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Yoshio Takei, Marty Kwok-Shing Wong, Supriya Pipil, Haruka Ozaki, Yutaka Suzuki, Wataru Iwasaki, Makoto Kusakabe
Marine teleosts can absorb imbibed seawater (SW) to maintain water balance, with esophageal desalination playing an essential role. NaCl absorption from luminal SW was enhanced 10-fold in the esophagus of SW-acclimated eels, and removal of Na(+) or Cl(-) from luminal SW abolished the facilitated absorption, indicating coupled transport. Mucosal/serosal application of various blockers for Na(+)/Cl(-) transporters profoundly decreased the absorption. Among the transporter genes expressed in eel esophagus detected by RNA-seq, dimethyl amiloride-sensitive Na(+)/H(+) exchanger (NHE3) and 4,4'-diisothiocyano-2,2'-disulfonic acid-sensitive Cl(-)/HCO3(-) exchanger (AE) coupled by the scaffolding protein on the apical membrane of epithelial cells, and ouabain-sensitive Na(+)/K(+)-ATPases (NKA1α1c and NKA3α) and diphenylamine-2-carboxylic acid-sensitive Cl(-) channel (CLCN2) on the basolateral membrane, may be responsible for enhanced transcellular NaCl transport because of their profound upregulation after SW acclimation...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995414/na-h-exchanger-3-inhibitor-diminishes-hepcidin-enhanced-duodenal-calcium-transport-in-hemizygous-%C3%AE-globin-knockout-thalassemic-mice
#17
Narattaphol Charoenphandhu, Kamonshanok Kraidith, Kornkamon Lertsuwan, Chanakarn Sripong, Panan Suntornsaratoon, Saovaros Svasti, Nateetip Krishnamra, Kannikar Wongdee
Recent investigation has shown that the liver-derived iron-regulating hormone, hepcidin, can potentiate intestinal calcium absorption in hemizygous β-globin knockout thalassemic (BKO) mice. Since the upregulation of Fe(2+) and H(+) cotransporter, divalent metal transporter (DMT)-1, has been shown to correlate with thalassemia-induced intestinal calcium absorption impairment, the inhibition of the apical Na(+)/H(+) exchanger (NHE)-3 that is essential for cytoplasmic pH regulation and transepithelial sodium absorption was hypothesized to negatively affect hepcidin action...
March 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981415/na-h-exchanger-3-inhibitor-diminishes-the-amino-acid-enhanced-transepithelial-calcium-transport-across-the-rat-duodenum
#18
Nithipak Thammayon, Kannikar Wongdee, Kornkamon Lertsuwan, Panan Suntornsaratoon, Jirawan Thongbunchoo, Nateetip Krishnamra, Narattaphol Charoenphandhu
Na(+)/H(+) exchanger (NHE)-3 is important for intestinal absorption of nutrients and minerals, including calcium. The previous investigations have shown that the intestinal calcium absorption is also dependent on luminal nutrients, but whether aliphatic amino acids and glucose, which are abundant in the luminal fluid during a meal, similarly enhance calcium transport remains elusive. Herein, we used the in vitro Ussing chamber technique to determine epithelial electrical parameters, i.e., potential difference (PD), short-circuit current (Isc), and transepithelial resistance, as well as (45)Ca flux in the rat duodenum directly exposed on the mucosal side to glucose or various amino acids...
April 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976525/electrochemical-water-oxidation-by-a-catalyst-modified-metal-organic-framework-thin-film
#19
Shaoyang Lin, Yuliana Pineda-Galvan, William A Maza, Charity C Epley, Jie Zhu, Matthew C Kessinger, Yulia Pushkar, Amanda J Morris
Water oxidation, a key component in artificial photosynthesis, requires high overpotentials and exhibits slow reaction kinetics that necessitates the use of stable and efficient heterogeneous water-oxidation catalysts (WOCs). Here, we report the synthesis of UiO-67 metal-organic framework (MOF) thin films doped with [Ru(tpy)(dcbpy)OH2 ](2+) (tpy=2,2':6',2''-terpyridine, dcbpy=5,5'-dicarboxy-2,2'-bipyridine) on conducting surfaces and their propensity for electrochemical water oxidation. The electrocatalyst oxidized water with a turnover frequency (TOF) of (0...
December 15, 2016: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934583/bacillus-cereus-induced-food-borne-outbreaks-in-france-2007-to-2014-epidemiology-and-genetic-characterisation
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Benjamin Glasset, Sabine Herbin, Laurent Guillier, Sabrina Cadel-Six, Marie-Léone Vignaud, Joel Grout, Sylvie Pairaud, Valérie Michel, Jacques-Antoine Hennekinne, Nalini Ramarao, Anne Brisabois
The aim of this study was to identify and characterise Bacillus cereus from a unique national collection of 564 strains associated with 140 strong-evidence food-borne outbreaks (FBOs) occurring in France during 2007 to 2014. Starchy food and vegetables were the most frequent food vehicles identified; 747 of 911 human cases occurred in institutional catering contexts. Incubation period was significantly shorter for emetic strains compared with diarrhoeal strains A sub-panel of 149 strains strictly associated to 74 FBOs and selected on Coliphage M13-PCR pattern, was studied for detection of the genes encoding cereulide, diarrhoeic toxins (Nhe, Hbl, CytK1 and CytK2) and haemolysin (HlyII), as well as panC phylogenetic classification...
December 1, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
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