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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644896/how-fast-is-a-collective-bacterial-state-established
#1
Mikkel Lindstrøm Sørensen, Peter Dahl, Thomas Sams
Bacteria in a biofilm colony have the capacity to monitor the size and growth conditions for the colony and modify their phenotypical behaviour to optimise attacks, defence, migration, etc. The quorum sensing systems controlling this involve production and sensing of diffusive signal molecules. Frequently, quorum sensing systems carry a positive feedback loop which produces a switch at a threshold size of the colony. This all-or-none switch can be beneficial to create a sudden attack, leaving a host little time to establish a defence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644875/estimation-of-the-optimal-dosing-regimen-of-escitalopram-in-dogs-a-dose-occupancy-study-with-11c-dasb
#2
Olivia Taylor, Nick Van Laeken, Ingeborgh Polis, Robrecht Dockx, Lise Vlerick, Andre Dobbeleir, Ingeborg Goethals, Jimmy Saunders, Nele Sadones, Chris Baeken, Filip De Vos, Kathelijne Peremans
Although the favourable characteristics of escitalopram as being the most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and having an increased therapeutic efficacy via binding on an additional allosteric binding site of the serotonin transporter, its dosing regimen has not yet been optimized for its use in dogs. This study aimed to estimate the optimal dosing frequency and the required dose for achieving 80% occupancy of the serotonin transporters in the basal ganglia. The dosing frequency was investigated by determining the elimination half-life after a four day oral pre-treatment period with 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644576/size-dependency-of-tree-growth-response-to-drought-among-norway-spruce-and-european-beech-individuals-in-monospecific-and-mixed-species-stands
#3
Haiyu Ding, Hans Pretzsch, Gerhard Schütze, Thomas Rötzer
Climatic anomalies have resulted in changing forest productivity, increasing tree mortality in Central and Southern Europe. This has resulted in more severe and frequent ecological disturbances to the forest stands. This study analysed the size dependency of growth response to drought years based on 384 tree individuals of Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica [L.]) in Bavaria, Germany. Samples were collected in both monospecific and mixed-species stands. To quantify the growth response of drought stress, indices including basal area increment, resistance, recovery, and resilience were calculated from tree ring measurements of increment cores...
June 23, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644441/micrornas-143-and-145-induce-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-modulate-the-expression-of-junction-proteins
#4
Lidia Avalle, Danny Incarnato, Aurora Savino, Marta Gai, Francesca Marino, Sara Pensa, Isaia Barbieri, Michael B Stadler, Paolo Provero, Salvatore Oliviero, Valeria Poli
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β is one of the major inducers of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), a crucial program that has a critical role in promoting carcinoma's metastasis formation. MicroRNAs-143 and -145, which are both TGF-β direct transcriptional targets, are essential for the differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) during embryogenesis, a TGF-β-dependent process reminiscent of EMT. Their role in adult tissues is however less well defined and even ambiguous, as their expression was correlated both positively and negatively with tumor progression...
June 23, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644140/a-pathways-based-prediction-model-for-classifying-breast-cancer-subtypes
#5
Tong Wu, Yunfeng Wang, Ronghui Jiang, Xinliang Lu, Jiawei Tian
Breast cancer is highly heterogeneous and is classified into four subtypes characterized by specific biological traits, treatment responses, and clinical prognoses. We performed a systemic analysis of 698 breast cancer patient samples from The Cancer Genome Atlas project database. We identified 136 breast cancer genes differentially expressed among the four subtypes. Based on unsupervised clustering analysis, these 136 core genes efficiently categorized breast cancer patients into the appropriate subtypes. Functional enrichment based on Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes analysis identified six functional pathways regulated by these genes: JAK-STAT signaling, basal cell carcinoma, inflammatory mediator regulation of TRP channels, non-small cell lung cancer, glutamatergic synapse, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
June 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644081/effects-of-added-lipids-on-digestibility-and-nitrogen-balance-in-oiled-common-murres-uria-aalge-and-western-grebes-aechmophorus-occidentalis-fed-four-formulations-of-a-critical-care-diet
#6
Rebecca S Duerr, Kirk C Klasing
Nutritional support is a primary therapy administered to oiled animals during responses to oil spills, but data informing nutritional decision-making during events are limited. In this study, 44 common murres ( Uria aalge ) and 6 Western grebes ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ), naturally oiled by oceanic seeps off the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, CA, USA, were assigned to 1 of 4 groups fed diets with varying levels (6.8% [no added oil], 11%, and 20%) and types (salmon, corn) of oil added to a partially purified basal diet...
June 2017: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644023/kinetics-of-interlayer-expansion-of-a-layered-silicate-driven-by-caffeine-intercalation-in-the-water-phase-using-transmission-x-ray-diffraction
#7
Tomohiko Okada, Takumi Yoshida, Taku Iiyama
The kinetics of caffeine uptake into the interlayer nanospace of silicate nanosheets modified with benzylammonium was evaluated by in situ monitoring the basal spacing in aqueous media using transmission X-ray diffraction. An interlayer spacing of 0.58 nm in water before caffeine uptake indicates a monomolecular layer of benzylammonium and a few water layers in each interlayer. The interlayer space expanded by 0.10 nm upon caffeine uptake (intercalation) and saturated even in the presence of excess caffeine...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643933/oncologic-doses-of-zoledronic-acid-induce-site-specific-suppression-of-bone-modelling-in-rice-rats
#8
C R Exposto, U Oz, J S Callard, M J Allen, H Khurana, A D' Atri, X Mo, S A Fernandez, D N Tatakis, K Edmonds, P M Westgate, S S Huja
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of zoledronic acid (ZOL) on cortical bone modelling and healing of extraction sockets in the jaw bones of a rodent model. We hypothesized ZOL suppresses both the bone formation in the modelling mode in the jaw bones and alters the extraction site healing. MATERIAL & METHODS: Rice rats were administered saline solution and two dose regimens of ZOL: 0.1 mg/kg, twice a week, for 4 weeks (n=17, saline=8 & ZOL=9) and a higher dose of 0...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643554/combined-effects-of-physical-inactivity-and-acute-hyperglycemia-on-arterial-distensibility
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David Montero, Sune Dandanell, Laura Oberholzer, Stefanie Keiser, Andreas Breenfeldt-Andersen, Thomas Haider, Mario Merlini, Anne-Kristine Meinild-Lundby, Carsten Lundby
Arterial distensibility, an independent predictor of cardiovascular events, is transiently increased with acute hyperglycemia (AHG) in healthy individuals. Whether this response interacts with physical inactivity remains unknown. We examined the effects of short-term bed rest (BR) on the response of carotid artery distensibility (CD) to AHG, and the influence of underlying changes in insulin resistance and blood volume. CD was assessed with ultrasonography before as well as 30 and 120 minutes following ingestion of 75 g of glucose prior to and after 3 days of BR in 15 healthy male volunteers...
June 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643537/a-diffusion-weighted-imaging-study-of-basal-ganglia-in-schizophrenia
#10
Giuseppe Delvecchio, Alessandro Pigoni, Cinzia Perlini, Marco Barillari, Amelia Versace, Mirella Ruggeri, A Carlo Altamura, Marcella Bellani, Paolo Brambilla
OBJECTIVES: Several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies provided evidence of selective brain abnormalities in schizophrenia, both in cortical and subcortical structures. Basal ganglia are of particular interest, given not only the high concentration of dopaminergic neurons and receptors, but also for their crucial role in cognitive functions, commonly impaired in schizophrenia. To date, very few studies explored basal ganglia using diffusion imaging, which is sensitive to microstructural organization in brain tissues...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643456/irf6-expression-in-basal-epithelium-partially-rescues-irf6-knockout-mice
#11
Youssef A Kousa, Dina Moussa, Brian C Schutte
BACKGROUND: Mutations in IRF6, CHUK (IKKA) and RIPK4 can lead to a disease spectrum that includes cutaneous, limb and craniofacial malformations. Loss of these alleles in the mouse leads to perinatal lethality and severe cutaneous, limb and craniofacial defects. Genetic rescue in the mouse has been shown for Ikka and Ripk4. RESULTS: Here, we show partial genetic rescue of Irf6 knockout embryos using the KRT14 promoter to drive Irf6 expression in the basal epithelium...
June 23, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643450/scpp-genes-and-their-relatives-in-gar-rapid-expansion-of-mineralization-genes-in-osteichthyans
#12
Kazuhiko Kawasaki, Masato Mikami, Mitsushiro Nakatomi, Ingo Braasch, Peter Batzel, John H Postlethwait, Akie Sato, Ichiro Sasagawa, Mikio Ishiyama
Gar is an actinopterygian that has bone, dentin, enameloid, and ganoin (enamel) in teeth and/or scales. Mineralization of these tissues involves genes encoding various secretory calcium-binding phosphoproteins (SCPPs) in osteichthyans, but no SCPP genes have been identified in chondrichthyans to date. In the gar genome, we identified 38 SCPP genes, seven of which encode "acidic-residue-rich" proteins and 31 encode "Pro/Gln (P/Q) rich" proteins. These gar SCPP genes constitute the largest known repertoire, including many newly identified P/Q-rich genes expressed in teeth and/or scales...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643425/ideglira-was-effective-across-a-range-of-dysglycaemia-and-bmi-categories-in-the-dual-v-randomized-trial
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Ildiko Lingvay, Stewart Harris, Elmar Jaeckel, Keval Chandarana, Mattis F Ranthe, Esteban Jódar
This study assessed the efficacy of insulin degludec/liraglutide (IDegLira) versus insulin glargine U100 (IGlar) across categories of baseline HbA1c (≤7.5%, >7.5- ≤ 8.5% and >8.5%), body mass index (BMI; <30, ≥30- < 35 and ≥35 kg/m(2) ) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG; <7.2 and ≥7.2 mmol/L) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) uncontrolled on basal insulin, using post hoc analyses of the DUAL V 26-week trial. With IDegLira, mean HbA1c was reduced across all baseline HbA1c (1...
June 23, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643293/-why-is-a-combination-of-basal-insulin-with-a-glp-1-receptor-agonist-useful-in-many-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#14
Michael Nauck, Birgit Wilhelm
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the combination of basal insulin and GLP-1 receptor agonist (RA) was incorporated into the guideline recommendations for type 2 diabetes as an option for the last escalation step. The two antidiabetics to be injected subcutaneously are complementary regarding their respective main effects and limitations. Basal insulin is predominantly active between meals and in the fasting state, whereas the main action of GLP-1 RA consists in preventing an excessive postprandial blood glucose increase...
June 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643262/genome-editing-in-the-cricket-gryllus-bimaculatus
#15
Takahito Watanabe, Sumihare Noji, Taro Mito
Hemimetabolous, or incompletely metamorphosing, insects are phylogenetically basal and include many beneficial and deleterious species. The cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus, is an emerging model for hemimetabolous insects, based on the success of RNA interference (RNAi)-based gene-functional analyses and transgenic technology. Taking advantage of genome editing technologies in this species would greatly promote functional genomics studies. Genome editing has proven to be an effective method for site-specific genome manipulation in various species...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643035/clinical-and-imaging-presentation-of-a%C3%A2-patient-with-beta-propeller-protein-associated-neurodegeneration-a%C3%A2-rare-and-sporadic-form-of-neurodegeneration-with-brain-iron-accumulation-nbia
#16
Elke Hattingen, Nikolaus Handke, Kirsten Cremer, Sabine Hoffjan, Guido Matthias Kukuk
Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) is a heterogeneous group of inherited neurologic disorders with iron accumulation in the basal ganglia, which share magnetic resonance (MR) imaging characteristics, histopathologic and clinical features. According to the affected basal nuclei, clinical features include extrapyramidal movement disorders and varying degrees of intellectual disability status. The most common NBIA subtype is caused by pathogenic variants in PANK2. The hallmark of MR imaging in patients with PANK2 mutations is an eye-of-the-tiger sign in the globus pallidus...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642964/metastasis-of-breast-cancer-cells-to-the-bone-lung-and-lymph-nodes-promotes-resistance-to-ionizing-radiation
#17
Takamitsu Hara, Manabu Iwadate, Kazunoshin Tachibana, Satoshi Waguri, Seiichi Takenoshita, Nobuyuki Hamada
BACKGROUND: Metastasis represents the leading cause of breast cancer deaths, necessitating strategies for its treatment. Although radiotherapy is employed for both primary and metastatic breast cancers, the difference in their ionizing radiation response remains incompletely understood. This study is the first to compare the radioresponse of a breast cancer cell line with its metastatic variants and report that such metastatic variants are more radioresistant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A luciferase expressing cell line was established from human basal-like breast adenocarcinoma MDA-MB-231 and underwent in vivo selections, whereby a cycle of inoculations into the left cardiac ventricle or the mammary fat pad of athymic nude mice, isolation of metastases to the bone, lung and lymph nodes visualized with bioluminescence imaging, and expansion of obtained cells was repeated twice or three times...
June 22, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642789/androgen-receptor-localizes-to-plasma-membrane-by-binding-to-caveolin-1-in-mouse-sertoli-cells
#18
Qiong Deng, Yong Wu, Zeng Zhang, Yue Wang, Minghua Li, Hui Liang, Yaoting Gui
The nonclassical androgen signaling pathway translates signals into alterations in cellular function within minutes, and this action is proposed to be mediated by an androgen receptor (AR) localized to the plasma membrane. This study was designed to determine the mechanism underlying the membrane association of androgen receptor in TM4 cells, a mouse Sertoli cell line. Western blot analysis indicated testosterone-induced AR translocation to the cell membrane. Data from coimmunoprecipitation indicated that AR is associated with caveolin-1, and testosterone enhanced this association...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642697/targeting-microglial-activation-states-as-a-therapeutic-avenue-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Sudhakar R Subramaniam, Howard J Federoff
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive disorder characterized neuropathologically by loss of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra, intracellular proteinaceous inclusions, reduction of dopaminergic terminals in the striatum, and increased neuroinflammatory cells. The consequent reduction of dopamine in the basal ganglia results in the classical parkinsonian motor phenotype. A growing body of evidence suggest that neuroinflammation mediated by microglia, the resident macrophage-like immune cells in the brain, play a contributory role in PD pathogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642596/sgbs-cells-as-a-model-of-human-adipocyte-browning-a-comprehensive-comparative-study-with-primary-human-white-subcutaneous-adipocytes
#20
Chia Rou Yeo, Madhur Agrawal, Shawn Hoon, Asim Shabbir, Manu Kunaal Shrivastava, Shiqi Huang, Chin Meng Khoo, Vanna Chhay, M Shabeer Yassin, E Shyong Tai, Antonio Vidal-Puig, Sue-Anne Toh
The Simpson Golabi Behmel Syndrome (SGBS) pre-adipocyte cell strain is widely considered to be a representative in vitro model of human white pre-adipocytes. A recent study suggested that SGBS adipocytes exhibit an unexpected transient brown phenotype. Here, we comprehensively examined key differences between SGBS adipocytes and primary human white subcutaneous (PHWSC) adipocytes. RNA-Seq analysis revealed that extracellular matrix (ECM)-receptor interaction and metabolic pathways were the top two KEGG pathways significantly enriched in SGBS adipocytes, which included positively enriched mitochondrial respiration and oxidation pathways...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
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