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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527337/improved-stress-tolerance-and-productivity-in-transgenic-rice-plants-constitutively-expressing-the-oryza-sativa-glutathione-synthetase-osgs-under-paddy-field-conditions
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Seong-Im Park, Young-Saeng Kim, Jin-Ju Kim, Ji-Eun Mok, Yul-Ho Kim, Hyang-Mi Park, Il-Sup Kim, Ho-Sung Yoon
Reactive oxygen species, which increase under various environmental stresses, have deleterious effects on plants. An important antioxidant, glutathione, is used to detoxify reactive oxygen species in plant cells and is mainly produced by two enzymes: gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase (γ-ECS) and glutathione synthetase (GS). To evaluate the functional roles of the glutathione synthetase gene (OsGS) in rice, we generated four independent transgenic rice plants (TG1-TG4) that overexpressed OsGS under the control of the constitutively expressed OsCc1 promoter...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527336/title-potassium-application-regulates-nitrogen-metabolism-and-osmotic-adjustment-in-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum-l-functional-leaf-under-drought-stress
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Rizwan Zahoor, Wenqing Zhao, Muhammad Abid, Haoran Dong, Zhiguo Zhou
To evaluate the role of potassium (K) in maintaining nitrogen metabolism and osmotic adjustment development of cotton functional leaves to sustain growth under soil drought and rewatering conditions, the plants of two cotton cultivars Siza 3 (low-K sensitive) and Simian 3 (low-K tolerant), were grown under three different K rates (K0, K1, and K2; 0, 150, and 300kgK2Oha(-1), respectively) and exposed to drought stress with 40±5% soil relative water content (SRWC). The drought stress was applied at flowering stage by withholding water for eight days followed by rewatering to a well-watered level (75±5% SRWC)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526698/improving-response-in-genomic-selection-with-a-population-based-selection-strategy-optimal-population-value-selection
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Matthew Goiffon, Aaron Kusmec, Lizhi Wang, Guiping Hu, Patrick Schnable
Genomic selection (GS) identifies individuals for inclusion in breeding programs based on the sum of their estimated marker effects or genomic estimated breeding values (GEBVs). Due to significant correlation between GEBVs and true breeding values, this has resulted in enhanced rates of genetic gain as compared to traditional methods of selection. Three extensions to GS, weighted genomic selection (WGS), optimal haploid value (OHV) selection, and genotype building (GB) selection have been proposed to improve long-term response and to facilitate the efficient development of doubled haploids...
May 19, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524089/green-synthesized-zinc-oxide-zno-nanoparticles-induce-oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-in-lathyrus-sativus-l-root-bioassay-system
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Kamal K Panda, Dambaru Golari, A Venugopal, V Mohan M Achary, Ganngam Phaomei, Narasimham L Parinandi, Hrushi K Sahu, Brahma B Panda
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONP-GS) were synthesised from the precursor zinc acetate (Zn(CH₃COO)₂) through the green route using the milky latex from milk weed (Calotropis gigantea L. R. Br) by alkaline precipitation. Formation of the ZnONP-GS was monitored by UV-visible spectroscopy followed by characterization and confirmation by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Both the ZnONP-GS and the commercially available ZnONP-S (Sigma-Aldrich) and cationic Zn(2+) from Zn(CH₃COO)₂ were tested in a dose range of 0-100 mg·L(-1) for their potency (i) to induce oxidative stress as measured by the generation reactive oxygen species (ROS: O₂(•-), H₂O₂ and (•)OH), cell death, and lipid peroxidation; (ii) to modulate the activities of antioxidant enzymes: catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), guaiacol peroxidase (GPX), and ascorbate peroxidase (APX); and (iii) to cause DNA damage as determined by Comet assay in Lathyrus sativus L...
May 18, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524080/cereus-sinensis-polysaccharide-and-its-immunomodulatory-properties-in-human-monocytic-cells
#5
Junwen Wu, Xuefei Zhou, Min Zhang, Yun Yao, Juanjuan Han, Kehai Liu
In this study, the extraction conditions of the crude polysaccharide from Cereus sinensis were optimized by response surface methodology. The optimum extraction conditions were: a ratio of raw material to water volume of 1:80 (g/mL); an extraction temperature of 72 °C; and an extraction time of 3 h. Then, a purified polysaccharide named Cereus sinensis polysaccharide-1 (CSP-1) was obtained from the crude polysaccharide by the Diethylaminoethyl cellulose-52 (DEAE-52) cellulose chromatography column and Sephadex G-100 column...
May 18, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523907/unexpected-position-dependent-effects-of-ribose-g-quartets-in-g-quadruplexes
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Jun Zhou, Samir Amrane, Frédéric Rosu, Gilmar F Salgado, Yunqiang Bian, Hisae Tateishi-Karimata, Eric Largy, Dursun Nizam Korkut, Anne Bourdoncle, Daisuke Miyoshi, Jian Zhang, Huangxian Ju, Wei Wang, Naoki Sugimoto, Valérie Gabelica, Jean-Louis Mergny
To understand the role of ribose G-quartets and how they affect the properties of G-quadruplex structures, we studied three systems in which one, two, three, or four deoxyribose G-quartets were substituted with ribose G-quartets. These systems were a parallel DNA intramolecular G-quadruplex d(TTGGGTGGGTTGGGTGGGTT) and two tetramolecular G-quadruplexes d(TGGGT) and d(TGGGGT). Thermal denaturation experiments revealed that ribose G-quartets have position-dependent and cumulative effects on G-quadruplex stability...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522391/polysaccharides-from-ginseng-leaves-inhibit-tumor-metastasis-via-macrophage-and-nk-cell-activation
#7
Myoung-Sook Shin, Su-Hyun Hwang, Taek-Joon Yoon, Kwang-Soon Shin
In this study, we purified the polysaccharide fraction (GS-P) from the leaves of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer and analyzed its monosaccharide composition and antitumor and antimetastatic activity in vitro and in vivo. GS-P is a 10.2kDa pectic polysaccharide consisting of 15 different monosaccharides. GS-P treatment significantly inhibited metastasis in mice, in a dose-dependent manner. GS-P was not cytotoxic to colon 26-M3.1 cells and increased mouse splenocyte proliferation. Secretion of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-12 was enhanced in the peritoneal exudate macrophages (PEMs) of GS-P-treated mice...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521689/relationship-between-rheumatoid-arthritis-disease-activity-assessed-with-the-us7-score-and-quality-of-life-measured-with-questionnaires-haq-eq-5d-wpai
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Martina Skácelová, Skácelová Martina, Horák Pavel, Heřmanová Zuzana, Langová Kateřina
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease considerably affecting the quality of life of patients, their functional abilities and capability to work. In everyday clinical practice, the condition is commonly monitored by assessing the disease activity using a joint count and laboratory markers of inflammation with calculating the DAS28 or other systems for scoring the disease activity. OBJECTIVES: This study is aimed to evaluate the benefit of ultrasound examination with a standardized instrument and correlate its results with the quality of life of patients and their functional abilities as assessed by standardized questionnaire methods...
May 17, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521213/phylogenetic-analysis-of-an-epidemic-outbreak-of-acute-hepatitis-c-in-hiv-infected-patients-by-ultra-deep-pyrosequencing
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Noelia Caro-Pérez, María Martínez-Rebollar, Josep Gregori, Josep Quer, Patricia González, Martina Gambato, Neris García-González, Fernando González-Candelas, Josep Costa, Juan Ignacio Esteban, Josep Mallolas, Xavier Forns, Montse Laguno, Sofía Pérez-Del-Pulgar
BACKGROUND: The incidence of acute hepatitis C (AHC) among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) has increased significantly in the last 10 years. Several studies point to a social and sexual network of HIV-positive MSM that extends internationally. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to investigate the dynamics of HCV transmission in an outbreak of AHC in HIV-infected MSM in Barcelona by ultra-deep pyrosequencing. STUDY DESIGN: Between 2008 and 2013, 113 cases of AHC in HIV-infected MSM were diagnosed in the Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520776/proteomic-analysis-of-tea-plants-camellia-sinensis-with-purple-young-shoots-during-leaf-development
#10
Qiongqiong Zhou, Zhidan Chen, Jinwook Lee, Xinghui Li, Weijiang Sun
Tea products made from purple leaves are highly preferred by consumers due to the health benefits. This study developed a proteome reference map related to color changes during leaf growth in tea (Camellia sinensis) plant with purple young shoots using two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE). Forty-six differentially expressed proteins were detected in the gel and successfully identified by using MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS. The pronounced changes in the proteomic profile between tender purple leaves (TPL) and mature green leaves (MGL) included: 1) the lower activity of proteins associated with CO2 assimilation, energy metabolism and photo flux efficiency and higher content of anthocyanins in TPL than those in MGL may protect tender leaves against photo-damage; 2) the higher abundance of chalcone synthase (CHS), chalcone isomerase (CHI) and flavonol synthase (FLS) likely contributes to the synthesis of anthocyanins, catechins and flavonols in TPL tissues; 3) higher abundance of stress response proteins, such as glutathione S-transferases (GST) and phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (PHGPx), could enhance the tolerance of TPL tissues to adverse condition in; and 4) the increased abundance of proteins related to protein synthesis, nucleic acids and cell wall proteins should be beneficial for the proliferation and expansion of leaf cell in TPL tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520532/effectiveness-of-smartguard-technology-in-the-prevention-of-nocturnal-hypoglycemia-after-prolonged-physical-activity
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Lenka Petruzelkova, Klara Pickova, Zdenek Sumnik, Jan Soupal, Barbora Obermannova
BACKGROUND: The prevention of postexercise nocturnal hypoglycemia after prolonged physical activity using sensor-augmented pump (SAP) therapy with predictive low-glucose management (PLGM) has not been well studied. We conducted a study at a pediatric diabetes camp to determine whether a SAP with PLGM reduces the frequency of nocturnal hypoglycemia after prolonged physical activity more effectively than a SAP with a carbohydrate intake algorithm. METHODS: During a 1-week sport camp, 20 children (aged 10-13 years) with type 1 diabetes (T1D) managed by SAP therapy either with (n = 7) or without PLGM (n = 13) were studied...
May 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516887/tenosynovitis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-on-biologic-treatment-involvement-and-sensitivity-to-change-compared-to-joint-inflammation
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Hilde Berner Hammer, Tore K Kvien, Lene Terslev
OBJECTIVES: Extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) and tibialis posterior (TP) tendons are often involved in RA and the present aim was to examine by ultrasound (US) their frequency of inflammation and sensitivity to change in comparison to joint involvement as well as clinical examinations. METHODS: US, clinical and laboratory assessments were performed when starting biologic DMARD (bDMARD) and after 1, 2, 3, 6 and 12 months including bilateral grey-scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD) semi-quantitatively (0-3) scoring of ECU and TP tendons and 18 joints...
May 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515927/body-mass-index-as-a-classifier-to-predict-biochemical-recurrence-after-radical-prostatectomy-in-patients-with-lower-prostate-specific-antigen-levels
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Keisuke Goto, Hirotaka Nagamatsu, Jun Teishima, Yuki Kohada, Shinsuke Fujii, Yoshimasa Kurimura, Koji Mita, Masanobu Shigeta, Satoshi Maruyama, Yoji Inoue, Mitsuru Nakahara, Akio Matsubara
Prostate cancer, one of the most common malignant tumors among men, is closely associated with obesity and, thus far, several studies have suggested the association between obesity and aggressive pathological characteristics in the United States. However, the effect of obesity on prostate cancer mortality is controversial, and it remains unclear whether obesity contributes to the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in Asian patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) and the clinicopathological characteristics of prostate cancer in 2,003 Japanese patients who underwent radical prostatectomy...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515881/effect-of-bursaphelenchus-xylophilus-infection-on-leaf-photosynthetic-characteristics-and-resource-use-efficiency-of-pinus-massoniana
#14
Ruihe Gao, Zhuang Wang, Juan Shi, Youqing Luo
Pine wilt disease (PWD) is considered as the most destructive forest-invasive alien species in China. We measured gas exchange parameters and foliar carbon isotope ratios (δ(13)C) of different infection phases of Masson pine in order to investigate the effect of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus infection on photosynthetic responses and resource-use efficiency. The results showed that net photosynthetic rate (Pn), transpiration rate (T), stomatal conductance (gs), and internal CO 2 concentrations (Ci) decreased in the infested trees at photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) levels from 0 to 2,000 μmol m(-2) s(-1) compared with controls...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514941/effects-of-marker-density-and-population-structure-on-the-genomic-prediction-accuracy-for-growth-trait-in-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei
#15
Quanchao Wang, Yang Yu, Jianbo Yuan, Xiaojun Zhang, Hao Huang, Fuhua Li, Jianhai Xiang
BACKGROUND: Due to the great advantages in selection accuracy and efficiency, genomic selection (GS) has been widely studied in livestock, crop and aquatic animals. Our previous study based on one full-sib family of Litopenaeus vannamei (L. vannamei) showed that GS was feasible in penaeid shrimp. However, the applicability of GS might be influenced by many factors including heritability, marker density and population structure etc. Therefore it is necessary to evaluate the major factors affecting the prediction ability of GS in shrimp...
May 17, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514906/the-effects-of-gymnema-sylvestre-in-high-fat-diet-induced-metabolic-disorders
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Hyeon-Jeong Kim, Sanghwa Kim, Ah Young Lee, Yoonjeong Jang, Orkhonselenge Davaadamdin, Seong-Ho Hong, Jun Sung Kim, Myung-Haing Cho
This study used an integrated approach to investigate the effects of Gymnema sylvestre (GS) extract as a functional dietary supplement with a high-fat diet. This approach examined insulin resistance, the dysfunction of adipose tissue, and liver steatosis. Male C57BL/6J mice were fed a normal chow or high-fat diet (HFD) for the acute and chronic study, in addition to GS in different doses (100, 250 and 500[Formula: see text]mg/kg body weight). Their body composition changes, serum lipid and glucose parameters, adipose and liver tissue histology, and gene expression were measured...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513514/efficacy-of-polishing-kits-on-the-surface-roughness-and-color-stability-of-different-composite-resins
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H Kocaagaoglu, T Aslan, A Gürbulak, H Albayrak, Z Taşdemir, H Gumus
OBJECTIVE: Different polishing kits may have different effects on the composite resin surfaces. The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface roughness and color stability of four different composites which was applied different polishing technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty specimens were made for each composite resin group (nanohybrid, GrandioSo-GS; nanohybrid, Clearfil Majesty Esthetic-CME; hybrid, Valux Plus-VP; micro-hybrid, Ruby Comp-RC; [15 mm in diameter and 2 mm height]), with the different monomer composition and particle size from a total of 120 specimens...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513296/confirmatory-biopsy-of-men-under-active-surveillance-extended-versus-saturation-versus-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-transrectal-ultrasound-fusion-prostate-biopsy
#18
Pietro Pepe, Sebastiano Cimino, Antonio Garufi, Giandomenico Priolo, Giorgio Ivan Russo, Raimondo Giardina, Giulio Reale, Michele Pennisi, Giuseppe Morgia
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the detection rate for clinically significant prostate cancer (PCa) after multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI)/transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) fusion biopsy versus extended biopsy or saturation prostate biopsy (SPBx) in men enrolled on active surveillance (AS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2013 to January 2016, 100 men with very low-risk PCa were enrolled on AS. Eligible criteria were: life expectancy greater than 10 years, cT1c, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) below 10 ng/ml, PSA density less than 0...
May 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513229/abo-blood-group-is-a-risk-factor-for-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-poor-blood-pressure-control
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Bingyang Zhou, Naqiong Wu, Chenggang Zhu, Ying Gao, Yuanlin Guo, Ping Qing, Xiaolin Li, Yao Wang, Qian Dong, Jianjun Li
BACKGROUND: Few studies had examined the role of ABO blood groups on CAD in hypertensive patients with different blood pressure (BP) controls. METHODS: A total of 2708 patients with primary hypertension (HTN) were consecutively enrolled and underwent coronary angiography (CAG) due to angina-like chest pain. The severity of coronary artery stenosis was assessed by Gensini score (GS). Patients were divided into two groups due to results of CAG: HTN with CAD (n = 2185) and HTN without CAD (n = 523)...
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511492/cardiac-myeloid-sarcoma-review-of-literature
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Archana Gautam, Ghazal Kooshk Jalali, Kamal Kant Sahu, Prateek Deo, Sikander Ailawadhi
Granulocytic Sarcomas (GS) also called as Myeloid Sarcomas (MS) or chloromas are the representatives of extramedullary infiltrates of immature myeloid cells including myeloblasts, promyelocytes and myelocytes. Primary cardiac malignancies per se are rare and infiltration of cardiac muscles by secondary malignant cells is also an uncommon finding. Out of these cardiac tumors, contribution of Cardiac Myeloid Sarcoma (CMS) is even more smaller thereby limiting our knowledge about this rare entity. Because of its very lower incidence, an exact guideline for diagnosis and management is still missing and usually haematologists around the world are treating CMS based on their clinical acumen...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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