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Lizbeth Díaz, Karen Covarrubias, Ángel Licón, Mixtli Astorga, Yaneth Moreno, José Alejandro Martínez
INTRODUCTION: Hybrids from species and subspecies of Mexican triatomines have shown outstanding biological and behavioral characteristics as compared with their parental groups. This could lead to an increasing risk of transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi to human and animal reservoir hosts. OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare biological parameters related to the life cycle of Triatoma recurva, Meccus phyllosomus phyllosomus and their laboratory hybrids and estimate their risk as transmitters of T...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159824/the-external-phenotype-skeleton-link-in-post-hatch-farmed-chinook-salmon-oncorhynchus-tshawytscha
#2
A De Clercq, M R Perrott, P S Davie, M A Preece, A Huysseune, P E Witten
Skeletal deformities in farmed fish are a recurrent problem. External malformations are easily recognized, but there is little information on how external malformations relate to malformations of the axial skeleton: the external phenotype-skeleton link. Here, this link is studied in post-hatch to first-feed life stages of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) raised at 4, 8 and 12°C. Specimens were whole-mount-stained for cartilage and bone, and analysed by histology. In all temperature groups, externally normal specimens can have internal malformations, predominantly fused vertebral centra...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157588/sleep-spindles-may-predict-response-to-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-chronic-insomnia
#3
Thien Thanh Dang-Vu, Benjamin Hatch, Ali Salimi, Melodee Mograss, Soufiane Boucetta, Jordan O'Byrne, Marie Brandewinder, Christian Berthomier, Jean-Philippe Gouin
BACKGROUND: While cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia constitutes the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia, only few reports have investigated how sleep architecture relates to response to this treatment. In this pilot study, we aimed to determine whether pre-treatment sleep spindle density predicts treatment response to cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia. METHODS: Twenty-four participants with chronic primary insomnia participated in a 6-week cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia performed in groups of 4-6 participants...
November 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156165/understanding-frontal-plane-correction-in-hallux-valgus-repair
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W Bret Smith, Paul Dayton, Robert D Santrock, Daniel J Hatch
Hallux-abducto-valgus or "bunion" surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures for the foot and ankle specialist. As our understanding of the hallux-abducto-valgus deformity has grown, it is becoming clear that the anatomic CORA of the deformity may lie at the tarsometatarsal joint. There is also the component of the 3-dimensional nature of the deformity that may be best addressed at this CORA. With these issues in mind, it was necessary to address the shortcomings of the traditional Lapidus procedure and progress toward more consistent, instrumented steps that could address the 3-dimensional nature of the deformity...
January 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156096/males-that-drop-a-sexually-selected-weapon-grow-larger-testes
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Paul N Joseph, Zachary Emberts, Daniel A Sasson, Christine W Miller
Costly sexually selected weapons are predicted to trade off with postcopulatory traits, such as testes. Although weapons can be important for achieving access to females, individuals of some species can permanently drop (i.e. autotomize) their weapons, without regeneration, to escape danger. We capitalized on this natural behavior to experimentally address whether the loss of a sexually selected weapon leads to increased testes investment in the leaf-footed cactus bug, Narnia femorata Stål (Hemiptera: Coreidae)...
November 20, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155971/in-ovo-injection-of-ascorbic-acid-modulates-antioxidant-defense-system-and-immune-gene-expression-in-newly-hatched-local-chinese-yellow-broiler-chicks
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H K El-Senousey, B Chen, J Y Wang, A M Atta, F R Mohamed, Q H Nie
The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of in ovo injection of ascorbic acid on antioxidant capacity and immune-related gene expression in the newly hatched local Chinese yellow broiler chicks. Fertile Chinese yellow broiler eggs (n = 90) were assigned to three equal groups. The first group was a non-injected control group. The second group was another control group where the eggs were injected with saline in the air sac after 18 days of incubation. The third group was injected with 3 mg/egg AA in the air sac after 18 days of incubation...
November 15, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155957/identification-of-cells-expressing-olfm4-and-lgr5-mrna-by-in-situ-hybridization-in-the-yolk-sac-and-small-intestine-of-embryonic-and-early-post-hatch-chicks
#7
H Zhang, E A Wong
The chicken yolk sac (YS) and small intestine are essential for nutrient absorption during the pre-hatch and post-hatch periods, respectively. Absorptive enterocytes and secretory cells line the intestinal villi and originate from stem cells located in the intestinal crypts. Similarly, in the YS, there are absorptive and secretory cells that presumably originate from a stem cell population. Leucine-rich repeat containing G protein-coupled receptor 5 (Lgr5) and olfactomedin 4 (Olfm4) are 2 widely used markers for intestinal stem cells...
November 15, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154770/density-and-shape-factor-terms-in-stokes-equation-for-aerodynamic-behavior-of-aerosols
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Anthony J Hickey, David A Edwards
Pharmaceutical aerosols are used to treat many pulmonary diseases. The use of low density powders has proven useful to support efficient drug delivery. Measurements must account for the low density, spherical particle features contributing to aerodynamic behavior. Ideally, the aerodynamic particle size distribution (APSD) is measured experimentally. Without formal measurement of APSD, calculations may be performed using surrogate measures such as bulk or tapped density and dynamic shape factor in Stokes' equation...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153473/sensitivity-of-the-early-life-stages-of-a-mayfly-to-fine-sediment-and-orthophosphate-levels
#9
Nicholas C Everall, Matthew F Johnson, Paul Wood, Lauren Mattingley
The ecological effects of interacting stressors within lotic ecosystems have been widely acknowledged. In particular, the ecological effects of elevated fine sediment inputs and phosphate have been identified as key factors influencing faunal community structure and composition. However, while knowledge regarding adult and larval life stage responses to environmental stressors has grown, there has been very limited research on their eggs. In this study, the eggs of the mayfly Serratella ignita (Ephemerellidae: Ephemeroptera) were collected and incubated in laboratory aquaria to hatching under differing concentrations of inert suspended sediment (SS) and orthophosphate (OP), individually and in combination...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150983/ontogeny-of-the-post-cranial-axial-skeleton-of-melanosuchus-niger-crocodylia-alligatoridae
#10
Lucélia Gonçalves Vieira, Fabiano Campos Lima, Sônia Helena Santesso Teixeira de Mendonça, Lorena Tannús Menezes Dos Reis, Líria Queiroz Luz Hirano, André Luiz Quagliatto Santos
This study proposes the description of the development of the post-cranial axial skeleton, including vertebrae, gastralium, ribs, sternum and interclavicle, in Melanosuchus niger. Six nests were marked and two eggs removed from each nest at 24-hour intervals until hatching. For post-hatching evaluation, 30 hatchlings were kept in captivity and one exemplar was euthanized at three-day intervals. Samples were diaphanized using potassium hydroxide (KOH), alizarin red S and Alcian blue. A routinely generally used method was applied for histological evaluation...
November 18, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150728/the-plant-pathogen-gluconobacter-cerinus-strain-cdf1-is-beneficial-to-the-fruit-fly-bactrocera-dorsalis
#11
Muyang He, Jianjun Jiang, Daifeng Cheng
Plant pathogens can build relationships with insect hosts to complete their life cycles, and they often modify the behavior and development of hosts to improve their own fitness. In order to unravel whether some bacteria that can make fruit rot could have developed symbiotic interactions with Bactrocera dorsalis, we studied the symbiont bacteria profiles of the fly. We identified the bacterium Gluconobacter cerinus strain CDF1 from the ovaries and eggs of the oriental fruit fly B. dorsalis and the amount of Gluconobacter cerinus strain CDF1 increased significantly as the ovaries developed and in fruits on which non-sterile eggs were laid...
November 17, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149676/high-salt-diet-decreases-reproductive-performance-in-rams-and-down-regulates-gene-expression-of-some-components-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-the-testis
#12
Yi Fang, Rongzhen Zhong, Xuezhao Sun, Daowei Zhou
Although salt-tolerant plants can be used to combat dryland salinity, these plants contain high concentrations of salt (NaCl), which may have deleterious effects if fed to livestock. Twenty-four Merino rams (9 mo of age) with similar body weight were equally allocated to two groups and fed a normal- or high-salt diet (0.5 and 12% NaCl, respectively) for 3 mo. Rams fed the high-salt diet had lower live weight gains, higher water intake, smaller testes (466 ± 48.4 vs 604 ± 51.1 g) and reductions (P <0...
November 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147778/genome-wide-investigation-of-transcription-factors-provides-insights-into-transcriptional-regulation-in-plutella-xylostella
#13
Qian Zhao, Dongna Ma, Yuping Huang, Weiyi He, Yiying Li, Liette Vasseur, Minsheng You
Transcription factors (TFs), which play a vital role in regulating gene expression, are prevalent in all organisms and characterization of them may provide important clues for understanding regulation in vivo. The present study reports a genome-wide investigation of TFs in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), a worldwide pest of crucifers. A total of 940 TFs distributed among 133 families were identified. Phylogenetic analysis of insect species showed that some of these families were found to have expanded during the evolution of P...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147715/the-impact-of-ultraviolet-b-uv-b-radiation-in-combination-with-different-temperatures-in-the-early-life-stage-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#14
Feyza Icoglu Aksakal, Abdulkadir Ciltas
Ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation is an environmental stressor with detrimental effects on many aquatic organisms including fish. In addition, UV-B exposure combined with other environmental factors could have even more negative effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of UV-B radiation exposure on zebrafish embryos/larvae in terms of survival, developmental toxicity and the mRNA levels of the genes related to oxidative stress and innate immune response at different temperatures (24 °C, 28 °C and 30 °C)...
November 17, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146204/mercury-exposure-and-short-term-consequences-on-physiology-and-reproduction-in-antarctic-petrels
#15
Alice Carravieri, Jérôme Fort, Arnaud Tarroux, Yves Cherel, Oliver P Love, Solène Prieur, Maud Brault-Favrou, Paco Bustamante, Sébastien Descamps
Mercury (Hg) is a pervasive contaminant reaching Antarctic environments through atmospheric transport and deposition. Seabirds as meso to top predators can accumulate high quantities of Hg through diet. Reproduction is one of the most sensitive endpoints of Hg toxicity in marine birds. Yet, few studies have explored Hg exposure and effects in Antarctic seabirds, where increasing environmental perturbations challenge animal populations. This study focuses on the Antarctic petrel Thalassoica antarctica from Svarthamaren, Antarctica, where the world's largest breeding population is thought to be in decline...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144218/characterization-of-a-glycine-rich-protein-from-rhipicephalus-microplus-tissue-expression-gene-silencing-and-immune-recognition
#16
B F Leal, M F Alzugaray, A Seixas, I Da Silva Vaz, C A S Ferreira
Salivary molecules, as glycine-rich proteins (GRPs), are essential to tick attachment and feeding on the host and are suggested to be involved in the host's immune system evasion, therefore representing natural candidates in the search for protective vaccine antigens. This work shows the molecular characterization of a GRP from Rhipicephalus microplus (RmGRP). The cDNA and putative amino acid sequences were analysed, as well as the transcription level in tick tissues/developmental stages, showing the highest levels of gene expression in 1-day-old larvae and salivary glands of fully engorged females...
November 16, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142433/prosopis-juliflora-pods-alkaloid-rich-fraction-in-vitro-anthelmintic-activity-on-goat-gastrointestinal-parasites-and-its-cytotoxicity-on-vero-cells
#17
Helimar Gonçalves Lima, Danilo Cavalcante Gomes, Nathália Silva Santos, Êuder Reis Dias, Mariana Borges Botura, Maria José Moreira Batatinha, Alexsandro Branco
Background: This study was designed to assess the in vitro anthelmintic activity of the fraction containing alkaloid from Prosopis juliflora pods on goat gastrointestinal nematodes using the egg hatch assay (EHA), larval migration inhibition assay (LMIA), and larval motility assay (LMA). Materials and Methods: The alkaloid-rich fraction (AF) - content juliprosopine as major alkaloid - was obtained from ethyl acetate extract after fractionation in Sephadex LH-20 chromatography column and its characterization were made by nuclear magnetic resonance analysis together with literature data comparison...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141873/a-new-predictor-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-hatch-score
#18
Mithat Selvi, Hasan Gungor, Cemil Zencir, Sevil Gulasti, Ufuk Eryilmaz, Cagdas Akgullu, Selim Durmaz
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between HATCH score and atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. 369 patients (103 patients with AF and 266 patients without AF) undergoing isolated CABG surgery were analyzed. Complete medical records were retrospectively collected to investigate HATCH score. The median age of patients with AF was significantly higher than the median age of non-AF group (60.8±10.0 years vs 67.8±9.5 years, P<0.001). HATCH score was significantly higher in patients who developed AF after CABG surgery than the non-AF group (P=0...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140586/annual-global-mean-temperature-explains-reproductive-success-in-a-marine-vertebrate-from-1955-2010
#19
Robert A Mauck, Donald C Dearborn, Charles E Huntington
The salient feature of anthropogenic climate change over the last century has been the rise in global mean temperature. However, global mean temperature is not used as an explanatory variable in studies of population-level response to climate change, perhaps because the signal to noise ratio of this gross measure makes its effect difficult to detect in any but the longest of datasets. Using a population of Leach's storm-petrels breeding in the Bay of Fundy, we tested whether local, regional, or global temperature measures are the best index of reproductive success in the face of climate change in species that travel widely between and within seasons...
November 15, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140465/short-chain-arabinoxylans-prepared-from-enzymatically-treated-wheat-grain-exert-prebiotic-effects-during-the-broiler-starter-period
#20
N Yacoubi, L Saulnier, E Bonnin, E Devillard, V Eeckhaut, L Rhayat, R Ducatelle, F Van Immerseel
Carbohydrate-degrading multi-enzyme preparations (MEP) are used to improve broiler performances. Their mode of action is complex and not fully understood. In this study, we compared the effect of water-soluble fractions isolated at the pilot scale from wheat grain incubated with (WE) and without (WC) MEP. The fractions were incorporated in a wheat-based diet (0.1% w/w) to feed Ross PM3 broilers and compared with a non-supplemented control group (NC). The body weight gain (BWG), feed intake (FI), and feed conversion ratio (FCR) until d 14 were determined...
November 10, 2017: Poultry Science
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