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Liam Chung, Erik Thiele Orberg, Abby L Geis, June L Chan, Kai Fu, Christina E DeStefano Shields, Christine M Dejea, Payam Fathi, Jie Chen, Benjamin B Finard, Ada J Tam, Florencia McAllister, Hongni Fan, Xinqun Wu, Sudipto Ganguly, Andriana Lebid, Paul Metz, Sara W Van Meerbeke, David L Huso, Elizabeth C Wick, Drew M Pardoll, Fengyi Wan, Shaoguang Wu, Cynthia L Sears, Franck Housseau
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March 14, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
Matthew K Gilbert, Rajtilak Majumdar, Kanniah Rajasekaran, Zhi-Yuan Chen, Qijian Wei, Christine M Sickler, Matthew D Lebar, Jeffrey W Cary, Bronwyn R Frame, Kan Wang
Expressing an RNAi construct in maize kernels that targets the gene for alpha-amylase in Aspergillus flavus resulted in suppression of alpha-amylase (amy1) gene expression and decreased fungal growth during in situ infection resulting in decreased aflatoxin production. Aspergillus flavus is a saprophytic fungus and pathogen to several important food and feed crops, including maize. Once the fungus colonizes lipid-rich seed tissues, it has the potential to produce toxic secondary metabolites, the most dangerous of which is aflatoxin...
March 14, 2018: Planta
Francisco Lopez-Tapia, Christine Brotherton-Pleiss, Peibin Yue, Heide Murakami, Ana Carolina Costa Araujo, Bruna Reis Dos Santos, Erin Ichinotsubo, Anna Rabkin, Raj Shah, Megan Lantz, Suzie Chen, Marcus A Tius, James Turkson
The molecular determinants for the activities of the reported benzoic acid (SH4-54), salicylic acid (BP-1-102), and benzohydroxamic acid (SH5-07)-based STAT3 inhibitors were investigated to design optimized analogues. All three leads are based on an N -methylglycinamide scaffold, with its two amine groups condensed with three different functionalities. The three functionalities and the CH2 group of the glycinamide scaffold were separately modified. The replacement of the pentafluorobenzene or cyclohexylbenzene, or replacing the benzene ring of the aromatic carboxylic or hydroxamic acid motif with heterocyclic components (containing nitrogen and oxygen elements) all decreased potency...
March 8, 2018: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Bo Qin, Adana A M Llanos, Yong Lin, Elizabeth A Szamreta, Jesse J Plascak, Hannah Oh, Karen Pawlish, Christine B Ambrosone, Kitaw Demissie, Chi-Chen Hong, Elisa V Bandera
PURPOSE: Self-reported weight, height, and body mass index (BMI) are commonly used in cancer epidemiology studies, but information on the validity of self-reports among cancer survivors is lacking. This study aimed to evaluate the validity of these self-reported measures among African American (AA) breast cancer survivors, known to have high obesity prevalence. METHODS: We compared the self-reported and measured values among 243 participants from the Women's Circle of Health Follow-Up Study (WCHFS), a population-based longitudinal study of AA breast cancer survivors...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Gong Chen, Ya-Chi Chen, Bernhard Reis, Anton Belousov, Lori Jukofsky, Christine Rossin, Axel Muehlig, Chao Xu, Laurent Essioux, Toshihiko Ohtomo, Laura Di Laurenzio, Oscar Puig, Ray Lee
Background: Codrituzumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting an oncofetal protein glypican-3 (GPC3) expressed on cell surface of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) induces antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and inhibits tumor growth in preclinical studies. Based on this mechanism, tumor GPC3 expression and CD16 expression on NK cells, which are the effector cells of ADCC, were investigated to correlate with codrituzumab's clinical efficacy in patients with advanced HCC. Results: Joint analyses of the two biomarkers revealed that both high levels of GPC3 and CD16 were required for patients to benefit from codrituzumab; lack of either one of them would lead to a loss of the therapeutic effect...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
Pengmin Qin, Niall W Duncan, David Yen-Ting Chen, Chi-Jen Chen, Li-Kai Huang, Zirui Huang, Chien-Yuan E Lin, Christine Wiebking, Che-Ming Yang, Georg Northoff, Timothy Lane
Neural activity varies continually from moment to moment. Such temporal variability (TV) has been highlighted as a functionally specific brain property playing a fundamental role in cognition. We sought to investigate the mechanisms involved in TV changes between two basic behavioural states, namely having the eyes open (EO) or eyes closed (EC) in vivo in humans. To these ends we acquired BOLD fMRI, ASL, and [18 F]-fluoro-deoxyglucose PET in a group of healthy participants (n = 15), along with BOLD fMRI and [18 F]-flumazenil PET in a separate group (n = 19)...
March 9, 2018: Neuroscience
Maxime W C Rousseaux, Tyler Tschumperlin, Hsiang-Chih Lu, Elizabeth P Lackey, Vitaliy V Bondar, Ying-Wooi Wan, Qiumin Tan, Carolyn J Adamski, Jillian Friedrich, Kirk Twaroski, Weili Chen, Jakub Tolar, Christine Henzler, Ajay Sharma, Aleksandar Bajić, Tao Lin, Lisa Duvick, Zhandong Liu, Roy V Sillitoe, Huda Y Zoghbi, Harry T Orr
Polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases are caused by expansion of translated CAG repeats in distinct genes leading to altered protein function. In spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1), a gain of function of polyQ-expanded ataxin-1 (ATXN1) contributes to cerebellar pathology. The extent to which cerebellar toxicity depends on its cognate partner capicua (CIC), versus other interactors, remains unclear. It is also not established whether loss of the ATXN1-CIC complex in the cerebellum contributes to disease pathogenesis...
March 7, 2018: Neuron
Mary E Cogswell, Catherine M Loria, Ana L Terry, Lixia Zhao, Chia-Yih Wang, Te-Ching Chen, Jacqueline D Wright, Christine M Pfeiffer, Robert Merritt, Claudia S Moy, Lawrence J Appel
Importance: In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) recommended collecting 24-hour urine to estimate US sodium intake because previous studies indicated 90% of sodium consumed was excreted in urine. Objective: To estimate mean population sodium intake and describe urinary potassium excretion among US adults. Design, Setting, and Participants: In a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of the US noninstitutionalized population, 827 of 1103 (75%) randomly selected, nonpregnant participants aged 20 to 69 years in the examination component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) collected at least one 24-hour urine specimen in 2014...
March 7, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Marit Poffers, Nathalie Bühne, Christine Herzog, Anja Thorenz, Rongjun Chen, Faikah Güler, Axel Hage, Andreas Leffler, Frank Echtermeyer
BACKGROUND: Voltage-gated sodium channels generate action potentials in excitable cells, but they have also been attributed noncanonical roles in nonexcitable cells. We hypothesize that voltage-gated sodium channels play a functional role during extravasation of neutrophils. METHODS: Expression of voltage-gated sodium channels was analyzed by polymerase chain reaction. Distribution of Nav1.3 was determined by immunofluorescence and flow cytometry in mouse models of ischemic heart and kidney injury...
March 6, 2018: Anesthesiology
Christine C Yokoyama, Megan T Baldridge, Daisy W Leung, Guoyan Zhao, Chandni Desai, Ta-Chiang Liu, Vladimir E Diaz-Ochoa, Jeremy P Huynh, Jacqueline M Kimmey, Erica L Sennott, Camaron R Hole, Rachel A Idol, Sunmin Park, Kelly M Storek, Caihong Wang, Seungmin Hwang, Ashley Viehmann Milam, Eric Chen, Tobias Kerrinnes, Michael N Starnbach, Scott A Handley, Indira U Mysorekar, Paul M Allen, Denise M Monack, Mary C Dinauer, Tamara L Doering, Renee M Tsolis, Jonathan E Dworkin, Christina L Stallings, Gaya K Amarasinghe, Craig A Micchelli, Herbert W Virgin
Germline-encoded receptors recognizing common pathogen-associated molecular patterns are a central element of the innate immune system and play an important role in shaping the host response to infection. Many of the innate immune molecules central to these signaling pathways are evolutionarily conserved. LysMD3 is a novel molecule containing a putative peptidoglycan-binding domain that has orthologs in humans, mice, zebrafish, flies, and worms. We found that the lysin motif (LysM) of LysMD3 forms a folded structure and is likely related to a previously described peptidoglycan-binding LysM found in bacteria...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Ramona B Rudnick, Qian Chen, Emma Diletta Stea, Andrea Hartmann, Nikolina Papac-Milicevic, Fermin Person, Michael Wiesener, Christoph J Binder, Thorsten Wiech, Christine Skerka, Peter F Zipfel
Factor H related-protein 5 (CFHR5) is a surface-acting complement activator and variations in the CFHR5 gene are linked to CFHR glomerulonephritis. In this study, we show that FHR5 binds to laminin-521, the major constituent of the glomerular basement membrane, and to mesangial laminin-211. Furthermore, we identify malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde (MAA) epitopes, which are exposed on the surface of human necrotic cells ( Homo sapiens ), as new FHR5 ligands. Using a set of novel deletion fragments, we show that FHR5 binds to laminin-521, MAA epitopes, heparin, and human necrotic cells (HUVECs) via the middle region [short consensus repeats (SCRs) 5-7]...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Christine M Burns, Alfred W Kaszniak, Kewei Chen, Wendy Lee, Daniel J Bandy, Richard J Caselli, Eric M Reiman
BACKGROUND: The association between longitudinal changes in serum glucose level and longitudinal changes in [18F] Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET (FDG PET) measurements of Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether variation in serum glucose levels across time are associated with changes in FDG PET measurements of cerebral metabolic rate for glucose (rCMRgl) in brain regions preferentially affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: Participants are a subset of a prospective cohort study investigating FDG PET, apolipoprotein E (APOE) ɛ4, and risk for AD which includes data from baseline, interim, and follow up visits over 4...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Wen Chen, Sarah Hambleton, Keith A Seifert, Odile Carisse, Moussa S Diarra, Rick D Peters, Christine Lowe, Julie T Chapados, C André Lévesque
Spore samplers are widely used in pathogen-surveillance but not so much for monitoring the composition of aeromycobiota. In Canada, a nationwide spore-sampling network (AeroNet) was established as a pilot project to assess fungal community composition in air and rain samples collected using three different spore samplers in the summers of 2010 and 2011. Metabarcodes of the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) were exhaustively characterized for three of the network sites, in British Columbia (BC), Québec (QC) and Prince Edward Island (PEI), to compare performance of the samplers...
February 23, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Christine Herforth, Sean P Stroup, Zinan Chen, Lauren E Howard, Stephen J Freedland, Daniel M Moreira, Martha K Terris, William J Aronson, Matthew R Cooperberg, Christopher L Amling, Christopher J Kane
OBJECTIVE: Positive surgical margins (PSM) after radical prostatectomy (RP) are a significant predictor of biochemical failure and possible disease progression. Close surgical margins (CSM) however represent a diagnostic challenge for surgeons. We sought to evaluate the biochemical recurrence (BCR) patterns among men undergoing RP with specimens having negative, positive, and close surgical margins from the Shared Equal Access Regional Cancer Hospital (SEARCH) cohort. METHODS: Men undergoing RP between 1988 and 2015 with known final pathologic margin status were evaluated...
February 23, 2018: BJU International
Yun J Sung, Thomas W Winkler, Lisa de Las Fuentes, Amy R Bentley, Michael R Brown, Aldi T Kraja, Karen Schwander, Ioanna Ntalla, Xiuqing Guo, Nora Franceschini, Yingchang Lu, Ching-Yu Cheng, Xueling Sim, Dina Vojinovic, Jonathan Marten, Solomon K Musani, Changwei Li, Mary F Feitosa, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Melissa A Richard, Raymond Noordam, Stella Aslibekyan, Hugues Aschard, Traci M Bartz, Rajkumar Dorajoo, Yongmei Liu, Alisa K Manning, Tuomo Rankinen, Albert Vernon Smith, Salman M Tajuddin, Bamidele O Tayo, Helen R Warren, Wei Zhao, Yanhua Zhou, Nana Matoba, Tamar Sofer, Maris Alver, Marzyeh Amini, Mathilde Boissel, Jin Fang Chai, Xu Chen, Jasmin Divers, Ilaria Gandin, Chuan Gao, Franco Giulianini, Anuj Goel, Sarah E Harris, Fernando Pires Hartwig, Andrea R V R Horimoto, Fang-Chi Hsu, Anne U Jackson, Mika Kähönen, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Brigitte Kühnel, Karin Leander, Wen-Jane Lee, Keng-Hung Lin, Jian 'an Luan, Colin A McKenzie, He Meian, Christopher P Nelson, Rainer Rauramaa, Nicole Schupf, Robert A Scott, Wayne H H Sheu, Alena Stančáková, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Peter J van der Most, Tibor V Varga, Heming Wang, Yajuan Wang, Erin B Ware, Stefan Weiss, Wanqing Wen, Lisa R Yanek, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Saima Afaq, Tamuno Alfred, Najaf Amin, Dan Arking, Tin Aung, R Graham Barr, Lawrence F Bielak, Eric Boerwinkle, Erwin P Bottinger, Peter S Braund, Jennifer A Brody, Ulrich Broeckel, Claudia P Cabrera, Brian Cade, Yu Caizheng, Archie Campbell, Mickaël Canouil, Aravinda Chakravarti, Ganesh Chauhan, Kaare Christensen, Massimiliano Cocca, Francis S Collins, John M Connell, Renée de Mutsert, H Janaka de Silva, Stephanie Debette, Marcus Dörr, Qing Duan, Charles B Eaton, Georg Ehret, Evangelos Evangelou, Jessica D Faul, Virginia A Fisher, Nita G Forouhi, Oscar H Franco, Yechiel Friedlander, He Gao, Bruna Gigante, Misa Graff, C Charles Gu, Dongfeng Gu, Preeti Gupta, Saskia P Hagenaars, Tamara B Harris, Jiang He, Sami Heikkinen, Chew-Kiat Heng, Makoto Hirata, Albert Hofman, Barbara V Howard, Steven Hunt, Marguerite R Irvin, Yucheng Jia, Roby Joehanes, Anne E Justice, Tomohiro Katsuya, Joel Kaufman, Nicola D Kerrison, Chiea Chuen Khor, Woon-Puay Koh, Heikki A Koistinen, Pirjo Komulainen, Charles Kooperberg, Jose E Krieger, Michiaki Kubo, Johanna Kuusisto, Carl D Langefeld, Claudia Langenberg, Lenore J Launer, Benjamin Lehne, Cora E Lewis, Yize Li, Sing Hui Lim, Shiow Lin, Ching-Ti Liu, Jianjun Liu, Jingmin Liu, Kiang Liu, Yeheng Liu, Marie Loh, Kurt K Lohman, Jirong Long, Tin Louie, Reedik Mägi, Anubha Mahajan, Thomas Meitinger, Andres Metspalu, Lili Milani, Yukihide Momozawa, Andrew P Morris, Thomas H Mosley, Peter Munson, Alison D Murray, Mike A Nalls, Ubaydah Nasri, Jill M Norris, Kari North, Adesola Ogunniyi, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Walter R Palmas, Nicholette D Palmer, James S Pankow, Nancy L Pedersen, Annette Peters, Patricia A Peyser, Ozren Polasek, Olli T Raitakari, Frida Renström, Treva K Rice, Paul M Ridker, Antonietta Robino, Jennifer G Robinson, Lynda M Rose, Igor Rudan, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Babatunde L Salako, Kevin Sandow, Carsten O Schmidt, Pamela J Schreiner, William R Scott, Sudha Seshadri, Peter Sever, Colleen M Sitlani, Jennifer A Smith, Harold Snieder, John M Starr, Konstantin Strauch, Hua Tang, Kent D Taylor, Yik Ying Teo, Yih Chung Tham, André G Uitterlinden, Melanie Waldenberger, Lihua Wang, Ya X Wang, Wen Bin Wei, Christine Williams, Gregory Wilson, Mary K Wojczynski, Jie Yao, Jian-Min Yuan, Alan B Zonderman, Diane M Becker, Michael Boehnke, Donald W Bowden, John C Chambers, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Ulf de Faire, Ian J Deary, Tõnu Esko, Martin Farrall, Terrence Forrester, Paul W Franks, Barry I Freedman, Philippe Froguel, Paolo Gasparini, Christian Gieger, Bernardo Lessa Horta, Yi-Jen Hung, Jost B Jonas, Norihiro Kato, Jaspal S Kooner, Markku Laakso, Terho Lehtimäki, Kae-Woei Liang, Patrik K E Magnusson, Anne B Newman, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Alexandre C Pereira, Susan Redline, Rainer Rettig, Nilesh J Samani, James Scott, Xiao-Ou Shu, Pim van der Harst, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, David R Weir, Ananda R Wickremasinghe, Tangchun Wu, Wei Zheng, Yoichiro Kamatani, Cathy C Laurie, Claude Bouchard, Richard S Cooper, Michele K Evans, Vilmundur Gudnason, Sharon L R Kardia, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Daniel Levy, Jeff R O'Connell, Bruce M Psaty, Rob M van Dam, Mario Sims, Donna K Arnett, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Tanika N Kelly, Ervin R Fox, Caroline Hayward, Myriam Fornage, Charles N Rotimi, Michael A Province, Cornelia M van Duijn, E Shyong Tai, Tien Yin Wong, Ruth J F Loos, Alex P Reiner, Jerome I Rotter, Xiaofeng Zhu, Laura J Bierut, W James Gauderman, Mark J Caulfield, Paul Elliott, Kenneth Rice, Patricia B Munroe, Alanna C Morrison, L Adrienne Cupples, Dabeeru C Rao, Daniel I Chasman
Genome-wide association analysis advanced understanding of blood pressure (BP), a major risk factor for vascular conditions such as coronary heart disease and stroke. Accounting for smoking behavior may help identify BP loci and extend our knowledge of its genetic architecture. We performed genome-wide association meta-analyses of systolic and diastolic BP incorporating gene-smoking interactions in 610,091 individuals. Stage 1 analysis examined ∼18.8 million SNPs and small insertion/deletion variants in 129,913 individuals from four ancestries (European, African, Asian, and Hispanic) with follow-up analysis of promising variants in 480,178 additional individuals from five ancestries...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Human Genetics
Nicholas Keat, Julia Kenny, Keguan Chen, Mayca Onega, Nadia Garman, Robert J Slack, Christine A Parker, Tom Lumbers, Will Hallett, Azeem Saleem, Jan Passchier, Pauline T Lukey
The αvβ6 integrin is involved in the pathogenesis of cancer and fibrosis. A radio-labelled 20-amino acid αvβ6-binding peptide, derived from the foot and mouth virus (A20FMDV2), has been developed to image αvβ6 levels pre-clinically. This study was designed to translate these findings into a clinical PET imaging protocol to measure the expression of αvβ6 in humans. Methods: Pre-clinical toxicology was undertaken and a direct immunoassay was developed for FB-A20FMDV2. A first time in human study of [ 18 F]FB-A20FMDV2 was conducted in four healthy subjects (two males and two females)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Thomas C von Erlach, Sergio Bertazzo, Michele A Wozniak, Christine-Maria Horejs, Stephanie A Maynard, Simon Attwood, Benjamin K Robinson, Hélène Autefage, Charalambos Kallepitis, Armando Del Río Hernández, Christopher S Chen, Silvia Goldoni, Molly M Stevens
Cell size and shape affect cellular processes such as cell survival, growth and differentiation1-4, thus establishing cell geometry as a fundamental regulator of cell physiology. The contributions of the cytoskeleton, specifically actomyosin tension, to these effects have been described, but the exact biophysical mechanisms that translate changes in cell geometry to changes in cell behaviour remain mostly unresolved. Using a variety of innovative materials techniques, we demonstrate that the nanostructure and lipid assembly within the cell plasma membrane are regulated by cell geometry in a ligand-independent manner...
February 12, 2018: Nature Materials
J W Ferry Slik, Janet Franklin, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Richard Field, Salomon Aguilar, Nikolay Aguirre, Jorge Ahumada, Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Luciana F Alves, Anitha K, Andres Avella, Francisco Mora, Gerardo A Aymard C, Selene Báez, Patricia Balvanera, Meredith L Bastian, Jean-François Bastin, Peter J Bellingham, Eduardo van den Berg, Polyanna da Conceição Bispo, Pascal Boeckx, Katrin Boehning-Gaese, Frans Bongers, Brad Boyle, Fabian Brambach, Francis Q Brearley, Sandra Brown, Shauna-Lee Chai, Robin L Chazdon, Shengbin Chen, Phourin Chhang, George Chuyong, Corneille Ewango, Indiana M Coronado, Jurgi Cristóbal-Azkarate, Heike Culmsee, Kipiro Damas, H S Dattaraja, Priya Davidar, Saara J DeWalt, Hazimah Din, Donald R Drake, Alvaro Duque, Giselda Durigan, Karl Eichhorn, Eduardo Schmidt Eler, Tsutomu Enoki, Andreas Ensslin, Adandé Belarmain Fandohan, Nina Farwig, Kenneth J Feeley, Markus Fischer, Olle Forshed, Queila Souza Garcia, Satish Chandra Garkoti, Thomas W Gillespie, Jean-Francois Gillet, Christelle Gonmadje, Iñigo Granzow-de la Cerda, Daniel M Griffith, James Grogan, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, David J Harris, Rhett D Harrison, Andy Hector, Andreas Hemp, Jürgen Homeier, M Shah Hussain, Guillermo Ibarra-Manríquez, I Faridah Hanum, Nobuo Imai, Patrick A Jansen, Carlos Alfredo Joly, Shijo Joseph, Kuswata Kartawinata, Elizabeth Kearsley, Daniel L Kelly, Michael Kessler, Timothy J Killeen, Robert M Kooyman, Yves Laumonier, Susan G Laurance, William F Laurance, Michael J Lawes, Susan G Letcher, Jeremy Lindsell, Jon Lovett, Jose Lozada, Xinghui Lu, Anne Mette Lykke, Khairil Bin Mahmud, Ni Putu Diana Mahayani, Asyraf Mansor, Andrew R Marshall, Emanuel H Martin, Darley Calderado Leal Matos, Jorge A Meave, Felipe P L Melo, Zhofre Huberto Aguirre Mendoza, Faizah Metali, Vincent P Medjibe, Jean Paul Metzger, Thiago Metzker, D Mohandass, Miguel A Munguía-Rosas, Rodrigo Muñoz, Eddy Nurtjahy, Eddie Lenza de Oliveira, Onrizal, Pia Parolin, Marc Parren, N Parthasarathy, Ekananda Paudel, Rolando Perez, Eduardo A Pérez-García, Ulf Pommer, Lourens Poorter, Lan Qi, Maria Teresa F Piedade, José Roberto Rodrigues Pinto, Axel Dalberg Poulsen, John R Poulsen, Jennifer S Powers, Rama Chandra Prasad, Jean-Philippe Puyravaud, Orlando Rangel, Jan Reitsma, Diogo S B Rocha, Samir Rolim, Francesco Rovero, Andes Rozak, Kalle Ruokolainen, Ervan Rutishauser, Gemma Rutten, Mohd Nizam Mohd Said, Felipe Z Saiter, Philippe Saner, Braulio Santos, João Roberto Dos Santos, Swapan Kumar Sarker, Christine B Schmitt, Jochen Schoengart, Mark Schulze, Douglas Sheil, Plinio Sist, Alexandre F Souza, Wilson Roberto Spironello, Tereza Sposito, Robert Steinmetz, Tariq Stevart, Marcio Seiji Suganuma, Rahayu Sukri, Aisha Sultana, Raman Sukumar, Terry Sunderland, Supriyadi, H S Suresh, Eizi Suzuki, Marcelo Tabarelli, Jianwei Tang, Ed V J Tanner, Natalia Targhetta, Ida Theilade, Duncan Thomas, Jonathan Timberlake, Márcio de Morisson Valeriano, Johan van Valkenburg, Tran Van Do, Hoang Van Sam, John H Vandermeer, Hans Verbeeck, Ole Reidar Vetaas, Victor Adekunle, Simone A Vieira, Campbell O Webb, Edward L Webb, Timothy Whitfeld, Serge Wich, John Williams, Susan Wiser, Florian Wittmann, Xiaobo Yang, C Yves Adou Yao, Sandra L Yap, Rakan A Zahawi, Rahmad Zakaria, Runguo Zang
Knowledge about the biogeographic affinities of the world's tropical forests helps to better understand regional differences in forest structure, diversity, composition, and dynamics. Such understanding will enable anticipation of region-specific responses to global environmental change. Modern phylogenies, in combination with broad coverage of species inventory data, now allow for global biogeographic analyses that take species evolutionary distance into account. Here we present a classification of the world's tropical forests based on their phylogenetic similarity...
February 5, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Wenmiao Zhu, Jianli Li, Stella Chen, Jinglan Zhang, Francesco Vetrini, Alicia Braxton, Christine M Eng, Yaping Yang, Fan Xia, Kory L Keller, Leila Okinaka-Hu, Chung Lee, J Lloyd Holder, Weimin Bi
SHANK3 encodes for a scaffolding protein that links neurotransmitter receptors to the cytoskeleton and is enriched in postsynaptic densities of excitatory synapses. Deletions or mutations in one copy of the SHANK3 gene cause Phelan-McDermid syndrome, also called 22q13.3 deletion syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder with common features including global developmental delay, absent to severely impaired language, autistic behavior, and minor dysmorphic features. By whole exome sequencing, we identified two de novo novel variants including one frameshift pathogenic variant and one missense variant of unknown significance in a 14-year-old boy with delayed motor milestones, delayed language acquisition, autism, intellectual disability, ataxia, progressively worsening spasticity of the lower extremities, dysmorphic features, short stature, microcephaly, failure to thrive, chronic constipation, intrauterine growth restriction, and bilateral inguinal hernias...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Kimberlee L Baker, Christine L Mowrer, Jianqiang Zhang, Qi Chen, Alejandro Ramirez, Chong Wang, Locke A Karriker, Derald J Holtkamp
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) spread rapidly across the United States in part due to contaminated livestock trailers. The objective of this study was to test a peroxygen-based disinfectant for the ability to inactivate PEDV on aluminum surfaces at 4 °C or -10 °C. Forty 3-week-old individually housed barrows were used as a bioassay to determine the infectivity of PEDV after treatment with either a 1:100 or 1:600 dilution of a peroxygen-based disinfectant with 10 or 30 min of contact time. One coupon matched to one pig was the experimental unit...
February 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
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