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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549868/the-impact-of-fatigue-on-satisfaction-of-search-in-chest-radiography
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Elizabeth A Krupinski, Kevin S Berbaum, Kevin M Schartz, Robert T Caldwell, Mark T Madsen
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the nature of the satisfaction of search (SOS) effect in chest radiography when observers are fatigued; determine if we could replicate recent findings that have documented the nature of the SOS effect to be due to a threshold shift rather than a change in diagnostic accuracy as in earlier film-based studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nearing or at the end of a clinical workday, 20 radiologists read 64 chest images twice, once with and once without the addition of a simulated pulmonary nodule...
May 23, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546542/low-cesium-rice-mutation-in-ossos2-reduces-radiocesium-in-rice-grains
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Satoru Ishikawa, Shimpei Hayashi, Tadashi Abe, Masato Igura, Masato Kuramata, Hachidai Tanikawa, Manaka Iino, Takashi Saito, Yuji Ono, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Shigeto Fujimura, Akitoshi Goto, Hiroki Takagi
In Japan, radiocesium contamination in foods has become of great concern and it is a primary issue to reduce grain radiocesium concentration in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Here, we report a low-cesium rice mutant 1 (lcs1) with the radiocesium concentration in grain about half that in the wild-type cultivar. Genetic analyses revealed that a mutation in OsSOS2, which encodes a serine/threonine-protein kinase required for the salt overly sensitive (SOS) pathway in plants, is responsible for the decreased cesium (Cs) concentrations in lcs1...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542496/zinc-blocks-sos-induced-antibiotic-resistance-via-inhibition-of-reca-in-escherichia-coli
#3
Bryan E Bunnell, Jillian F Escobar, Kirsten L Bair, Mark D Sutton, John K Crane
Zinc inhibits the virulence of diarrheagenic E. coli by inducing the envelope stress response and inhibiting the SOS response. The SOS response is triggered by damage to bacterial DNA. In Shiga-toxigenic E. coli, the SOS response strongly induces the production of Shiga toxins (Stx) and of the bacteriophages that encode the Stx genes. In E. coli, induction of the SOS response is accompanied by a higher mutation rate, called the mutator response, caused by a shift to error-prone DNA polymerases when DNA damage is too severe to be repaired by canonical DNA polymerases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533366/mechanism-of-h2s-mediated-protection-against-oxidative-stress-in-escherichia-coli
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Alexander Mironov, Tatyana Seregina, Maxim Nagornykh, Lyly G Luhachack, Natalya Korolkova, Liubov Errais Lopes, Vera Kotova, Gennady Zavilgelsky, Rustem Shakulov, Konstantin Shatalin, Evgeny Nudler
Endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) renders bacteria highly resistant to oxidative stress, but its mechanism remains poorly understood. Here, we report that 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST) is the major source of endogenous H2S in Escherichia coli Cellular resistance to H2O2 strongly depends on the activity of mstA, a gene that encodes 3MST. Deletion of the ferric uptake regulator (Fur) renders ∆mstA cells hypersensitive to H2O2 Conversely, induction of chromosomal mstA from a strong pLtetO-1 promoter (P tet -mstA) renders ∆fur cells fully resistant to H2O2 Furthermore, the endogenous level of H2S is reduced in ∆fur or ∆sodA ∆sodB cells but restored after the addition of an iron chelator dipyridyl...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520666/anger-self-management-training-for-chronic-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tessa Hart, Jo Ann Brockway, Roland D Maiuro, Monica Vaccaro, Jesse R Fann, David Mellick, Cindy Harrison-Felix, Jason Barber, Nancy Temkin
OBJECTIVE: To test efficacy of 8-session, 1:1 treatment, anger self-management training (ASMT), for chronic moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). SETTING: Three US outpatient treatment facilities. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety people with TBI and elevated self-reported anger; 76 significant others (SOs) provided collateral data. DESIGN: Multicenter randomized controlled trial with 2:1 randomization to ASMT or structurally equivalent comparison treatment, personal readjustment and education (PRE)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515022/sos-response-in-bacteria-inhibitory-activity-of-lichen-secondary-metabolites-against-escherichia-coli-reca-protein
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Pierangelo Bellio, Letizia Di Pietro, Alisia Mancini, Marisa Piovano, Marcello Nicoletti, Fabrizia Brisdelli, Donatella Tondi, Laura Cendron, Nicola Franceschini, Gianfranco Amicosante, Mariagrazia Perilli, Giuseppe Celenza
BACKGROUND: RecA is a bacterial multifunctional protein essential to genetic recombination, error-prone replicative bypass of DNA damages and regulation of SOS response. The activation of bacterial SOS response is directly related to the development of intrinsic and/or acquired resistance to antimicrobials. Although recent studies directed towards RecA inactivation via ATP binding inhibition described a variety of micromolar affinity ligands, inhibitors of the DNA binding site are still unknown...
June 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492108/three-dimensional-simulation-of-quantitative-ultrasound-in-cancellous-bone-using-the-echographic-response-of-a-metallic-pin
#7
Yoshiki Nagatani, Séraphin Guipieri, Vu-Hieu Nguyen, Christine Chappard, Didier Geiger, Salah Naili, Guillaume Haїat
Degenerative discopathy is a common pathology that may require spine surgery. A metallic cylindrical pin is inserted into the vertebral body to maintain soft tissues and may be used as a reflector of ultrasonic wave to estimate bone density. The first aim of this paper is to validate a three-dimensional (3-D) model to simulate the ultrasonic propagation in a trabecular bone sample in which a metallic pin has been inserted. We also aim at determining the effect of changes of bone volume fraction (BV/TV) and of positioning errors on the quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameters in this specific configuration...
May 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468910/the-sos-and-rpos-regulons-contribute-to-bacterial-cell-robustness-to-genotoxic-stress-by-synergistically-regulating-dna-polymerase-pol-ii
#8
Tanja Dapa, Sébastien Fleurier, Marie-Florence Bredeche, Ivan Matic
Mitomycin C (MMC) is a genotoxic agent that induces DNA cross-links, DNA alkylation, and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). MMC induces the SOS response and RpoS regulons in Escherichia coli SOS-encoded functions are required for DNA repair, whereas the RpoS regulon is typically induced by metabolic stresses that slow growth. Thus, induction of the RpoS regulon by MMC may be coincidental, because DNA damage slows growth; alternatively, the RpoS regulon may be an adaptive response contributing to cell survival...
May 3, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464023/heat-shock-and-prolonged-heat-stress-attenuate-neurotoxin-and-sporulation-gene-expression-in-group-i-clostridium-botulinum-strain-atcc-3502
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Katja Selby, Gerald Mascher, Panu Somervuo, Miia Lindström, Hannu Korkeala
Foodborne pathogenic bacteria are exposed to a number of environmental stresses during food processing, storage, and preparation, and in the human body. In order to improve the safety of food, the understanding of molecular stress response mechanisms foodborne pathogens employ is essential. Many response mechanisms that are activated during heat shock may cross-protect bacteria against other environmental stresses. To better understand the molecular mechanisms Clostridium botulinum, the causative agent of botulism, utilizes during acute heat stress and during adaptation to stressfully high temperature, the C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409123/autophagy-and-the-cell-cycle-a-complex-landscape
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REVIEW
Søs Grønbæk Mathiassen, Daniela De Zio, Francesco Cecconi
Autophagy is a self-degradation pathway, in which cytoplasmic material is sequestered in double-membrane vesicles and delivered to the lysosome for degradation. Under basal conditions, autophagy plays a homeostatic function. However, in response to various stresses, the pathway can be further induced to mediate cytoprotection. Defective autophagy has been linked to a number of human pathologies, including neoplastic transformation, even though autophagy can also sustain the growth of tumor cells in certain contexts...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387772/class-1-integrons-are-low-cost-structures-in-escherichia-coli
#11
Yohann Lacotte, Marie-Cécile Ploy, Sophie Raherison
Resistance integrons are bacterial genetic platforms that can capture and express antibiotic resistance genes embedded within gene cassettes. The capture and shuffling of gene cassettes are mediated by the integrase IntI, the expression of which is regulated by the SOS response in Escherichia coli. Gene cassettes are expressed from a common Pc promoter. Despite the clinical and environmental relevance of integrons, the selective forces responsible for their evolution and maintenance are poorly understood. Here, we conducted pairwise competition experiments in order to assess the fitness cost of class 1 integrons in E...
April 7, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369499/high-pressure-activation-of-the-mrr-restriction-endonuclease-in-escherichia-coli-involves-tetramer-dissociation
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Anaïs C Bourges, Oscar E Torres Montaguth, Anirban Ghosh, Wubishet M Tadesse, Nathalie Declerck, Abram Aertsen, Catherine A Royer
A sub-lethal hydrostatic pressure (HP) shock of ∼100 MPa elicits a RecA-dependent DNA damage (SOS) response in Escherichia coli K-12, despite the fact that pressure cannot compromise the covalent integrity of DNA. Prior screens for HP resistance identified Mrr (Methylated adenine Recognition and Restriction), a Type IV restriction endonuclease (REase), as instigator for this enigmatic HP-induced SOS response. Type IV REases tend to target modified DNA sites, and E. coli Mrr activity was previously shown to be elicited by expression of the foreign M...
May 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351770/2d-nmr-investigation-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-evaluation-of-antioxidant-antigenotoxic-and-estrogenic-antiestrogenic-activities-of-strawberry-grape
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Brigida D'Abrosca, Margherita Lavorgna, Monica Scognamiglio, Chiara Russo, Vittoria Graziani, Concetta Piscitelli, Antonio Fiorentino, Marina Isidori
Strawberry grape is considered beneficial due to its extensive phytochemical properties. To expand the knowledge about the chemical constituents and the biological activities of the whole plant, 2D-NMR investigation has been carried out on pulp, peel, seeds, stalks and leaves. Catechin and epicatechin were identified as the main constituents of the seed extract, quercetin and ferulic acid were detected in the leaves and malvidin and cyanidin glucopyranoside in the peels. The leaf, stalk and seed extracts were found to be very rich in phytochemicals and were tested for their ability to reduce the mutagenicity and genotoxicity of standard agents via Salmonella mutagenicity assay and SOS chromotest, respectively...
March 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345861/identification-of-gene-transcription-start-sites-and-enhancers-responding-to-pulmonary-carbon-nanotube-exposure-in-vivo
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Jette Bornholdt, Anne Thoustrup Saber, Berit Lilje, Mette Boyd, Mette Jørgensen, Yun Chen, Morana Vitezic, Nicklas Raun Jacobsen, Sarah Søs Poulsen, Trine Berthing, Simon Bressendorff, Kristoffer Vitting-Seerup, Robin Andersson, Karin Sørig Hougaard, Carole L Yauk, Sabina Halappanavar, Håkan Wallin, Ulla Vogel, Albin Sandelin
Increased use of nanomaterials in industry, medicine, and consumer products has raised concerns over their toxicity. To ensure safe use of nanomaterials, understanding their biological effects at the molecular level is crucial. In particular, the regulatory mechanisms responsible for the cascade of genes activated by nanomaterial exposure are not well-characterized. To this end, we profiled the genome-wide usage of gene transcription start sites and linked active enhancer regions in lungs of C57BL/6 mice 24 h after intratracheal instillation of a single dose of the multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) Mitsui-7...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342235/the-inactivation-of-rfap-rara-or-sspa-gene-improves-the-viability-of-the-escherichia-coli-dna-polymerase-iii-hold-mutant
#15
Bénédicte Michel, Anurag Kumar Sinha
The Escherichia coli holD mutant is poorly viable because the stability of holoenzyme polymerase III (Pol III HE) on DNA is compromised. Consequently, the SOS response is induced and the SOS polymerases DinB and Pol II further hinder replication. Mutations that restore the holD mutant viability belong to two classes, those that stabilize Pol III on DNA and those that prevent the deleterious effects of DinB over-production. We identified a dnaX mutation and the inactivation of rfaP and sspA genes as belonging to the first class of holD mutant suppressors...
March 25, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334919/antibiotics-trigger-initiation-of-sccmec-transfer-by-inducing-sos-responses
#16
Pilong Liu, Zhaowei Wu, Huping Xue, Xin Zhao
The rise of antimicrobial resistance limits therapeutic options for infections by methicillin-resistant staphylococci. The staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) is a mobile genetic element as the only carrier of the methicillin-resistance determinants, the mecA or mecC gene. The use of antibiotics increases the spread of antibiotic resistance, but the mechanism by which antibiotics promote horizontal dissemination of SCCmec is largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that many antibiotics, including β-lactams, can induce the expression of ccrC1 and SCCmec excision from the bacterial chromosome...
April 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302859/inflammation-boosts-bacteriophage-transfer-between-salmonella-spp
#17
Médéric Diard, Erik Bakkeren, Jeffrey K Cornuault, Kathrin Moor, Annika Hausmann, Mikael E Sellin, Claude Loverdo, Abram Aertsen, Martin Ackermann, Marianne De Paepe, Emma Slack, Wolf-Dietrich Hardt
Bacteriophage transfer (lysogenic conversion) promotes bacterial virulence evolution. There is limited understanding of the factors that determine lysogenic conversion dynamics within infected hosts. A murine Salmonella Typhimurium (STm) diarrhea model was used to study the transfer of SopEΦ, a prophage from STm SL1344, to STm ATCC14028S. Gut inflammation and enteric disease triggered >55% lysogenic conversion of ATCC14028S within 3 days. Without inflammation, SopEΦ transfer was reduced by up to 10(5)-fold...
March 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300216/ein3-and-sos2-synergistically-modulate-plant-salt-tolerance
#18
Ruidang Quan, Juan Wang, Dexin Yang, Haiwen Zhang, Zhijin Zhang, Rongfeng Huang
Ethylene biosynthesis and the ethylene signaling pathway regulate plant salt tolerance by activating the expression of downstream target genes such as those related to ROS and Na(+)/K(+) homeostasis. The Salt Overly Sensitive (SOS) pathway regulates Na(+)/K(+) homeostasis in Arabidopsis under salt stress. However, the connection between these two pathways is unclear. Through genetic screening, we identified two sos2 alleles as salt sensitive mutants in the ein3-1 background. Neither Ethylene-Insensitive 2 (EIN2) nor EIN3 changed the expression patterns of SOS genes including SOS1, SOS2, SOS3 and SOS3-like Calcium Binding Protein 8 (SCaBP8), but SOS2 activated the expression of one target gene of EIN3, Ethylene and Salt-inducible ERF 1 (ESE1)...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298904/rna-primer-extension-hinders-dna-synthesis-by-escherichia-coli-mutagenic-dna-polymerase-iv
#19
Tommy F Tashjian, Ida Lin, Verena Belt, Tiziana M Cafarelli, Veronica G Godoy
In Escherichia coli the highly conserved DNA damage regulated dinB gene encodes DNA Polymerase IV (DinB), an error prone specialized DNA polymerase with a central role in stress-induced mutagenesis. Since DinB is the DNA polymerase with the highest intracellular concentrations upon induction of the SOS response, further regulation must exist to maintain genomic stability. Remarkably, we find that DinB DNA synthesis is inherently poor when using an RNA primer compared to a DNA primer, while high fidelity DNA polymerases are known to have no primer preference...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291380/beneficial-rhizobacterium-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-sqr9-induces-plant-salt-tolerance-through-spermidine-production
#20
Lin Chen, Yunpeng Liu, Gengwei Wu, Nan Zhang, Qirong Shen, Ruifu Zhang
The inoculation of plants with plant-growth-promoting rhizobacterium has been an effective strategy for enhancing plant salt tolerance to diminish the loss of agricultural productivity caused by salt stress; however, the signal transmitted from bacteria to the plant under salt stress is poorly understood. In this study, the salt tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana and Zea mays was enhanced by inoculation with Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SQR9. Using dialysis bags with different molecular weight cutoffs, we sorted through the molecules secreted by SQR9 and found that spermidine is responsible for enhancing plant salt tolerance...
May 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
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