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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786935/evaluation-of-pcr-primers-targeting-the-groel-gene-for-the-specific-detection-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-in-the-context-of-aquaculture
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W J Leigh, R N Zadoks, A Jaglarz, J Z Costa, G Foster, K D Thompson
AIMS: The aim of this study was to design a set of primers for specific detection and identification of Streptococcus agalactiae in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) that can detect a diverse range of S. agalactiae isolates from different hosts and that it is capable of discriminating between S. agalactiae and other species that are closely related or potentially present in aquaculture environments, notably Streptococcus iniae. METHODS AND RESULTS: Primers, based on the groEL2 gene of S...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786911/esipt-modulated-emission-of-lanthanide-complexes-different-energy-transfer-pathway-and-multi-responses
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Si-Si Sun, Zheng Wang, Xiang Wen Wu, Jian-Hua Zhang, Chao-Jie Li, Shao-Yun Yin, Ling Chen, Mei Pan, Cheng-Yong Su
Two series of isostructural lanthanide coordination complexes, namely, LIFM-42(Ln), Ln = Eu, Tb, Gd, and LIFM-43(Ln), Ln = Er, Yb) were synthesized through the self-assembly of an ESIPT (excited-state intramolecular proton transfer) ligand, H2hpi2cf (5-(2-(5-fluoro-2-hydroxyphenyl)-4,5-bis(4-fluorophenyl)-1H-imidazol-1-yl)isophthalic acid) with different lanthanide ions. In the coordination structures linked by the ligands and oxo-bridged LnIII2 clusters (for LIFM-42(Ln) series) or isolated LnIII ions (for LIFM-43(Ln) series), the ESIPT ligand can serve as both the host and antenna for protecting and sensitizing the photoluminescence (PL) of LnIII ions...
May 22, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786822/volar-locking-plate-versus-k-wire-supported-external-fixation-in-the-treatment-of-ao-asif-type-c-distal-radius-fractures-a-comparison-of-functional-and-radiological-outcomes
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Altuğ Duramaz, Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, Evren Karaali, Berhan Bayram, Nezih Ziroğlu, Cemal Kural
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the functional and radiological outcomes of K-wire-supported bridging external fixation (KW-EF) and volar locking plate (VLP) in the treatment of comminuted intra-articular distal radius fractures. METHODS: Patients treated for complex intra-articular distal radius fractures between February 2010 and April 2013 were retrospectively investigated. A total of 114 patients (42 females and 72 males) with a mean age of 44...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786648/utilizing-optimized-tools-to-investigate-ptm-crosstalk-identifying-potential-ptm-crosstalk-of-acetylated-mitochondrial-proteins
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Henrick Horita, Andy Law, Kim Middleton
Post-translational modification (PTM) crosstalk is recognized as a major cell-regulatory mechanism, and studies of several proteins have validated the premise that PTMs work in concert. Previous work by our group investigated the potential PTM crosstalk on proteins in the EGFR-Ras-c-Fos axis by utilizing a comprehensive set of PTM reagents termed Signal-Seeker toolkits. In this study, these tools were used to investigate the potential PTM crosstalk that occurs in acetylated mitochondrial proteins in response to a mitochondrial stress-inducing agent hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂)...
May 22, 2018: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786622/quantitative-analysis-of-proximal-and-distal-kinetic-chain-musculature-during-dynamic-exercises
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Gretchen D Oliver, Jessica K Washington, Jeff W Barfield, Sarah S Gascon, Gabrielle Gilmer
Oliver, GD, Washington, JK, Barfield, JW, Gascon, SS, and Gilmer, G. Quantitative analysis of proximal and distal kinetic chain musculature during dynamic exercises. J Strength Cond Res 32(6): 1545-1553, 2018-Proximal to distal sequencing for the dynamic movement of throwing is dependent on the movement and stability of the lumbopelvic-hip complex (LPHC) and scapula. Although the need for proximal stability for distal mobility has been vastly documented, pre-throwing programs tend to focus on the traditional rotator cuff activation exercises before long toss...
June 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785963/swi-snf-and-rsc-cooperate-to-reposition-and-evict-promoter-nucleosomes-at-highly-expressed-genes-in-yeast
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Yashpal Rawal, Răzvan V Chereji, Hongfang Qiu, Sudha Ananthakrishnan, Chhabi K Govind, David J Clark, Alan G Hinnebusch
The nucleosome remodeling complex RSC functions throughout the yeast genome to set the positions of -1 and +1 nucleosomes and thereby determines the widths of nucleosome-depleted regions (NDRs). The related complex SWI/SNF participates in nucleosome remodeling/eviction and promoter activation at certain yeast genes, including those activated by transcription factor Gcn4, but did not appear to function broadly in establishing NDRs. By analyzing the large cohort of Gcn4-induced genes in mutants lacking the catalytic subunits of SWI/SNF or RSC, we uncovered cooperation between these remodelers in evicting nucleosomes from different locations in the promoter and repositioning the +1 nucleosome downstream to produce wider NDRs-highly depleted of nucleosomes-during transcriptional activation...
May 21, 2018: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785894/developmental-and-molecular-responses-of-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-cumulus-oocyte-complex-matured-in-vitro-under-heat-shock-conditions
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Ashraf El-Sayed, Rehab Nagy, Amal K El-Asheeri, Liala N Eid
SummaryTo investigate the effects of physiologically relevant heat shock during oocyte maturation, buffalo cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were cultured at 38.5°C (control) or were exposed to 39.5°C (T1) or 40.5°C (T2) for the first 6 h of in vitro maturation (IVM), followed by 38.5°C through the next 18 h/IVM and early embryonic development up to the blastocyst stage. Gene expression analysis was performed on selected target genes (HSF-1, HSF-2, HSP-70, HSP-90, BAX, p53, SOD1, COX1, MAPK14) in denuded oocytes and their isolated cumulus cells resulting from control COCs as well as from COCs exposed to a temperature of 39...
May 22, 2018: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785470/four-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-warfarin-reversal-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Jessica Rimsans, Amy Levesque, Erin Lyons, Katelyn Sylvester, Michael M Givertz, Mandeep R Mehra, Garrick C Stewart, Jean M Connors
Continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) require therapeutic anticoagulation which is often interrupted for procedures or bleeding. Prior to the availability of four factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) in the United States, warfarin was held and its effects reversed by vitamin K or fresh frozen plasma. We evaluated the use of 4F-PCC for temporary warfarin reversal in patients with CF-LVADs and assessed outcomes. This analysis is a retrospective study of CF-LVAD patients who received 4F-PCC for warfarin reversal in the setting of bleeding or need for urgent or elective procedures...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785431/slow-magnetic-relaxation-and-luminescence-properties-in-lanthanide-iii-anil-complexes
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Diamantoula Maniaki, Ioannis Mylonas-Margaritis, Julia Mayans, Aikaterini Savvidou, Catherine P Raptopoulou, Vlasoula Bekiari, Vassilis Psycharis, Albert Escuer, Spyros P Perlepes
The initial use of anils, i.e. bidentate Schiff bases derived from the condensation of anilines with salicylaldehyde or its derivatives, in 4f-metal chemistry is described. The 1 : 1 reactions between Ln(NO3)3·xH2O (Ln = lanthanide) or Y(NO3)3·6H2O and N-(5-bromosalicylidene)aniline (5BrsalanH) in MeCN has provided access to complexes [Ln(NO3)3(5BrsalanH)2(H2O)]·MeCN (Ln = Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Yb) and [Y(NO3)3(5BrsalanH)2(H2O)]·MeCN, respectively, in good yields. The structures of the isomorphous complexes with Ln = Pr(1·MeCN), Sm(3·MeCN), Gd(5·MeCN), Dy(7·MeCN) and Er(9·MeCN) have been determined by single-crystal X-ray crystallography...
May 22, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785336/targeting-the-microbiota-from-irritable-bowel-syndrome-to-mood-disorders-focus-on-probiotics-and-prebiotics
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M M Pusceddu, K Murray, M G Gareau
Purpose of review: The crosstalk between the gut and the brain has revealed a complex communication system responsible for maintaining a proper gastrointestinal homeostasis as well as affect emotional mood and cognitive functions. Recent research has revealed that beneficial manipulation of the microbiota by probiotics and prebiotics represent an emerging and novel strategy for the treatment of a large spectrum of diseases ranging from visceral pain to mood disorders. The review critically evaluates current knowledge of the effects exerted by both probiotics and prebiotics in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and mood disorders such as anxiety and depression...
March 2018: Current Pathobiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785033/identification-and-characterization-of-diverse-coherences-in-the-fenna-matthews-olson-complex
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Erling Thyrhaug, Roel Tempelaar, Marcelo J P Alcocer, Karel Žídek, David Bína, Jasper Knoester, Thomas L C Jansen, Donatas Zigmantas
The idea that excitonic (electronic) coherences are of fundamental importance to natural photosynthesis gained popularity when slowly dephasing quantum beats (QBs) were observed in the two-dimensional electronic spectra of the Fenna-Matthews-Olson (FMO) complex at 77 K. These were assigned to superpositions of excitonic states, a controversial interpretation, as the strong chromophore-environment interactions in the complex suggest fast dephasing. Although it has been pointed out that vibrational motion produces similar spectral signatures, a concrete assignment of these oscillatory signals to distinct physical processes is still lacking...
May 21, 2018: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785026/resetting-the-epigenetic-balance-of-polycomb-and-compass-function-at-enhancers-for-cancer-therapy
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Lu Wang, Zibo Zhao, Patrick A Ozark, Damiano Fantini, Stacy A Marshall, Emily J Rendleman, Kira A Cozzolino, Nundia Louis, Xingyao He, Marc A Morgan, Yoh-Hei Takahashi, Clayton K Collings, Edwin R Smith, Panagiotis Ntziachristos, Jeffrey N Savas, Lihua Zou, Rintaro Hashizume, Joshua J Meeks, Ali Shilatifard
The lysine methyltransferase KMT2C (also known as MLL3), a subunit of the COMPASS complex, implements monomethylation of Lys4 on histone H3 (H3K4) at gene enhancers. KMT2C (hereafter referred to as MLL3) frequently incurs point mutations across a range of human tumor types, but precisely how these lesions alter MLL3 function and contribute to oncogenesis is unclear. Here we report a cancer mutational hotspot in MLL3 within the region encoding its plant homeodomain (PHD) repeats and demonstrate that this domain mediates association of MLL3 with the histone H2A deubiquitinase and tumor suppressor BAP1...
May 21, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784819/xenoprotein-engineering-via-synthetic-libraries
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Zachary P Gates, Alexander A Vinogradov, Anthony J Quartararo, Anupam Bandyopadhyay, Zi-Ning Choo, Ethan D Evans, Kathryn H Halloran, Alexander J Mijalis, Surin K Mong, Mark D Simon, Eric A Standley, Evan D Styduhar, Sarah Z Tasker, Faycal Touti, Jessica M Weber, Jessica L Wilson, Timothy F Jamison, Bradley L Pentelute
Chemical methods have enabled the total synthesis of protein molecules of ever-increasing size and complexity. However, methods to engineer synthetic proteins comprising noncanonical amino acids have not kept pace, even though this capability would be a distinct advantage of the total synthesis approach to protein science. In this work, we report a platform for protein engineering based on the screening of synthetic one-bead one-compound protein libraries. Screening throughput approaching that of cell surface display was achieved by a combination of magnetic bead enrichment, flow cytometry analysis of on-bead screens, and high-throughput MS/MS-based sequencing of identified active compounds...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784728/cyp2d6-allelic-variants-34-17-2-17-3-and-53-and-a-thr309ala-mutant-display-altered-kinetics-and-nadph-coupling-in-metabolism-of-bufuralol-and-dextromethorphan-and-altered-susceptibility-to-inactivation-by-sch-66712
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Sarah M Glass, Cydney M Martell, Alexandria K Oswalt, Victoria Osorio-Vasquez, Christi Cho, Michael J Hicks, Jacqueline M Mills, Rina Fujiwara, Michael J Glista, Sharat S Kamath, Laura Lowe Furge
Metabolic phenotype can be affected by multiple factors including allelic variation and interactions with inhibitors. Human CYP2D6 is responsible for approximately 20% of CYP-mediated drug metabolism but consists of over 100 known variants with several variants being commonly found in the population and others quite rare. Four CYP2D6 allelic variants - three with a series of mutations distal to the active site (*34, *17-2, *17-3) and one ultra-metabolizer with mutations near the active site (*53), along with reference *1 and an active site mutant of *1 (Thr309Ala) were expressed, purified, and studied for interactions with the typical substrates dextromethorphan and bufuralol and the inactivator SCH 66712...
May 21, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784630/what-are-the-causes-of-a-suboptimal-ffr-after-coronary-stent-deployment-insights-from-a-consecutive-series-using-oct-imaging
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Mathias Wolfrum, Giovanni Luigi De Maria, Stefano Benenati, Jeremy Langrish, Andrew J Lucking, Keith M Channon, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Adrian P Banning
AIMS: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) can be used to detect a suboptimal result after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A lower post procedure FFR (< 0.90) has been shown to be associated with adverse clinical outcomes at follow-up. This pilot study aimed to understand the mechanisms resulting in a suboptimal FFR and whether Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) guided optimisation could improve final FFR. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty five patients undergoing complex PCI were prospectively enrolled...
May 21, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784410/part-3-solid-phase-extraction-of-russian-vx-and-its-chemical-attribution-signatures-in-food-matrices-and-their-detection-by-gc-ms-and-lc-ms
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Audrey M Williams, Alexander K Vu, Brian P Mayer, Saphon Hok, Carlos A Valdez, Armando Alcaraz
Chemical attribution signatures indicative of O-isobutyl S-(2-diethylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothioate (Russian VX) synthetic routes were investigated in spiked food samples. Attribution signatures were identified using a multifaceted approach: Russian VX was synthesized using six synthetic routes and the chemical attribution signatures identified by GC-MS and LC-MS. Three synthetic routes were then down selected and spiked into complex matrices: bottled water, baby food, milk, liquid eggs, and hot dogs. Sampling and extraction methodologies were developed for these materials and used to isolate the attribution signatures and Russian VX from each matrix...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782851/glycosylation-of-cblns-attenuates-their-receptor-binding
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Yongqi Rong, Parmil K Bansal, Peng Wei, Hong Guo, Kristen Correia, Jennifer Parris, James I Morgan
Cbln1 is the prototype of a family (Cbln1-Cbln4) of secreted glycoproteins and is essential for normal synapse structure and function in cerebellum by bridging presynaptic Nrxn to postsynaptic Grid2. Here we report the effects of glycosylation on the in vitro receptor binding properties of Cblns. Cbln1, 2 and 4 harbor two N-linked glycosylation sites, one at the N-terminus is in a region implicated in Nrxn binding and the second is in the C1q domain, a region involved in Grid2 binding. Mutation (asparagine to glutamine) of the N-terminal site, increased neurexin binding whereas mutation of the C1q site markedly increased Grid2 binding...
May 18, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782530/histone-methylation-changes-are-required-for-life-cycle-progression-in-the-human-parasite-schistosoma-mansoni
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David Roquis, Aaron Taudt, Kathrin K Geyer, Gilda Padalino, Karl F Hoffmann, Nancy Holroyd, Matt Berriman, Benoît Aliaga, Cristian Chaparro, Christoph Grunau, Ronaldo de Carvalho Augusto
Epigenetic mechanisms and chromatin structure play an important role in development. Their impact is therefore expected to be strong in parasites with complex life cycles and multiple, strikingly different, developmental stages, i.e. developmental plasticity. Some studies have already described how the chromatin structure, through histone modifications, varies from a developmental stage to another in a few unicellular parasites. However, this, to our knowledge, has never been done before in multicellular metazoan parasites...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782498/endoplasmic-reticulum-plasma-membrane-contact-sites-integrate-sterol-and-phospholipid-regulation
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Evan Quon, Yves Y Sere, Neha Chauhan, Jesper Johansen, David P Sullivan, Jeremy S Dittman, William J Rice, Robin B Chan, Gilbert di Paolo, Christopher T Beh, Anant K Menon
Tether proteins attach the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to other cellular membranes, thereby creating contact sites that are proposed to form platforms for regulating lipid homeostasis and facilitating non-vesicular lipid exchange. Sterols are synthesized in the ER and transported by non-vesicular mechanisms to the plasma membrane (PM), where they represent almost half of all PM lipids and contribute critically to the barrier function of the PM. To determine whether contact sites are important for both sterol exchange between the ER and PM and intermembrane regulation of lipid metabolism, we generated Δ-super-tether (Δ-s-tether) yeast cells that lack six previously identified tethering proteins (yeast extended synatotagmin [E-Syt], vesicle-associated membrane protein [VAMP]-associated protein [VAP], and TMEM16-anoctamin homologues) as well as the presumptive tether Ice2...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782329/longitudinal-fmri-study-of-language-recovery-after-a-left-hemispheric-ischemic-stroke
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Rodolphe Nenert, Jane B Allendorfer, Amber M Martin, Christi Banks, Jennifer Vannest, Scott K Holland, Kimberly W Hart, Christopher J Lindsell, Jerzy P Szaflarski
BACKGROUND: Recovery from stroke-induced aphasia is typically protracted and involves complex functional reorganization. The relative contributions of the lesioned and non-lesioned hemispheres to this process have been examined in several cross-sectional studies but longitudinal studies involving several time-points and large numbers of subjects are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to address the gaps in the literature by longitudinally studying the evolution of post-stroke lateralization and localization of language-related fMRI activation in the first year after single left hemispheric ischemic stroke...
2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
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