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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903805/how-do-photosynthetic-organisms-manage-light-stress-a-tribute-to-the-late-professor-kozi-asada
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EDITORIAL
Jun'ichi Mano, Tsuyoshi Endo, Chikahiro Miyake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900236/identification-of-two-sulfated-cholesterol-metabolites-found-in-the-urine-of-a-patient-with-niemann-pick-disease-type-c-as-novel-candidate-diagnostic-markers
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Masamitsu Maekawa, Kaoru Omura, Shoutaro Sekiguchi, Takashi Iida, Daisuke Saigusa, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Nariyasu Mano
In the urine of a Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) patient, we have identified three characteristic intense peaks that have not been observed in the urine of a 3β-hydroxysteroid-Δ(5)-C27-steroid dehydrogenase deficiency patient or a healthy infant and adult. Based on accurate masses of the protonated molecules, we focused on two of them as candidate NPC diagnostic markers. Two synthesized authentic preparations agreed with the two compounds found in NPC patient urine in regard to both chromatographic behavior and accurate masses of the deprotonated molecules...
2016: Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898077/corrigendum-recurrent-dux4-fusions-in-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-of-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Takahiko Yasuda, Shinobu Tsuzuki, Masahito Kawazu, Fumihiko Hayakawa, Shinya Kojima, Toshihide Ueno, Naoto Imoto, Shinji Kohsaka, Akiko Kunita, Koichiro Doi, Toru Sakura, Toshiaki Yujiri, Eisei Kondo, Katsumichi Fujimaki, Yasunori Ueda, Yasutaka Aoyama, Shigeki Ohtake, Junko Takita, Eirin Sai, Masafumi Taniwaki, Mineo Kurokawa, Shinichi Morishita, Masashi Fukayama, Hitoshi Kiyoi, Yasushi Miyazaki, Tomoki Naoe, Hiroyuki Mano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880880/heartfelt-embodiment-changes-in-body-ownership-and-self-identification-produce-distinct-changes-in-interoceptive-accuracy
#4
Maria L Filippetti, Manos Tsakiris
Interoceptive and exteroceptive information are both essential for the construction and update of self-awareness. Whereas several studies have shown how interoceptive accuracy or cardiac feedback influences body-awareness, no studies have looked at the reverse effect, namely how exteroceptively-driven changes in body-ownership and self-identification can influence individuals' ability to detect internal bodily signals. We exposed participants to the Rubber Hand Illusion (Experiment 1) and to the Enfacement Illusion (Experiment 2), and tested how this change in the sense of body-ownership and self-identification affected their interoceptive accuracy (IAcc)...
November 20, 2016: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878219/financial-impact-of-nursing-professionals-staff-required-in-an-intensive-care-unit
#5
Thamiris Ricci de Araújo, Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Valéria Castilho, Lucieli Dias Pedreschi Chaves, Ana Maria Laus
Objective: to calculate the cost of the average time of nursing care spent and required by patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the financial expense for the right dimension of staff of nursing professionals. Method: a descriptive, quantitative research, using the case study method, developed in adult ICU patients. We used the workload index - Nursing Activities Score; the average care time spent and required and the amount of professionals required were calculated using equations and from these data, and from the salary composition of professionals and contractual monthly time values, calculated the cost of direct labor of nursing...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877909/chitosan-nanocomposites-based-on-distinct-inorganic-fillers-for-biomedical-applications
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Duarte Moura, João F Mano, Maria C Paiva, Natália M Alves
Chitosan (CHI), a biocompatible and biodegradable polysaccharide with the ability to provide a non-protein matrix for tissue growth, is considered to be an ideal material in the biomedical field. However, the lack of good mechanical properties limits its applications. In order to overcome this drawback, CHI has been combined with different polymers and fillers, leading to a variety of chitosan-based nanocomposites. The extensive research on CHI nanocomposites as well as their main biomedical applications are reviewed in this paper...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864003/novel-screening-system-for-high-affinity-ligand-of-heredity-vitamin-d-resistant-rickets-associated-vitamin-d-receptor-mutant-r274l-using-bioluminescent-sensor
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Hiroki Mano, Miyu Nishikawa, Kaori Yasuda, Shinichi Ikushiro, Nozomi Saito, Daisuke Sawada, Shinobu Honzawa, Masashi Takano, Atsushi Kittaka, Toshiyuki Sakaki
Hereditary vitamin D-resistant rickets (HVDRR) is caused by mutations in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene. Arg274 located in the ligand binding domain (LBD) of VDR is responsible for anchoring 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1α,25(OH)2D3) by forming a hydrogen bond with the 1α-hydroxyl group of 1α,25(OH)2D3. The Arg274Leu (R274L) mutation identified in patients with HVDRR causes a 1000-fold decrease in the affinity for 1α,25(OH)2D3, and dramatically reduces vitamin D- related gene expression. Recently, we successfully constructed fusion proteins consisting of split-luciferase and LBD of the VDR...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856780/anatomo-functional-basis-of-nonmotor-symptoms-in-parkinson-disease
#8
Tadaaki Mano, Zelie Britton, Thomas Britton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854245/-what-does-weight-have-to-do-with-it-parent-perceptions-of-weight-and-pain-in-a-pediatric-chronic-pain-population
#9
Keri R Hainsworth, Kristen E Jastrowski Mano, Alison M Stoner, Kim Anderson Khan, Renee J Ladwig, W Hobart Davies, Ellen K Defenderfer, Steven J Weisman
Tailored pain management strategies are urgently needed for youth with co-occurring chronic pain and obesity; however, prior to developing such strategies, we need to understand parent perspectives on weight in the context of pediatric chronic pain. Participants in this study included 233 parents of patients presenting to a multidisciplinary pediatric chronic pain clinic. Parents completed a brief survey prior to their child's initial appointment; questions addressed parents' perceptions of their child's weight, and their perceptions of multiple aspects of the relationship between their child's weight and chronic pain...
November 14, 2016: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848228/high-levels-of-dna-polymerase-%C3%AE-mrna-corresponding-with-the-high-activity-in-graves-thyroid-tissue
#10
N Hayakawa, Y Sato, A Nagasaka, Y Mano, T Nagasaka, A Nakai, K Iwase, S Yoshida
INTRODUCTION: High DNA polymerase β activity has been observed in the thyroid tissue of patients with Graves' disease (Nagasaka et al. in Metabolism 37:1051-1054, 1988). This fact aroused our interest in whether the alteration of DNA polymerase β activity depends on DNA polymerase β (DNA poly β) mRNA levels, which may be modulated by thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) or thyroid-stimulating substances, i.e. TSH receptor antibody (TRAb). RESULT: Addition of TSH or TRAb to primary cultures of Graves' disease thyroid cells for 4 h led to no increase in DNA poly β mRNA levels...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844141/current-status-in-biotechnological-production-and-applications-of-glycolipid-biosurfactants
#11
REVIEW
Bruno Nicolau Paulino, Marina Gabriel Pessôa, Mario Cezar Rodrigues Mano, Gustavo Molina, Iramaia Angélica Neri-Numa, Glaucia Maria Pastore
Biosurfactants are natural compounds with surface activity and emulsifying properties produced by several types of microorganisms and have been considered an interesting alternative to synthetic surfactants. Glycolipids are promising biosurfactants, due to low toxicity, biodegradability, and chemical stability in different conditions and also because they have many biological activities, allowing wide applications in different fields. In this review, we addressed general information about families of glycolipids, rhamnolipids, sophorolipids, mannosylerythritol lipids, and trehalose lipids, describing their chemical and surface characteristics, recent studies using alternative substrates, and new strategies to improve of production, beyond their specificities...
November 14, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830979/dietary-and-supplemental-maternal-methyl-group-donor-intake-and-cord-blood-dna-methylation
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Sara Pauwels, Manosij Ghosh, Radu Corneliu Duca, Bram Bekaert, Kathleen Freson, Inge Huybrechts, Sabine Langie, Gudrun Koppen, Roland Devlieger, Lode Godderis
Maternal nutrition is critically involved in the development and health of the fetus. We evaluated maternal methyl-group donor intake through diet (methionine, betaine, choline, folate) and supplementation (folic acid) before and during pregnancy in relation to global DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation and gene specific (IGF2 DMR, DNMT1, LEP, RXRA) cord blood methylation. A total of 115 mother-infant pairs were enrolled in the MAternal Nutrition and Offspring's Epigenome (MANOE) study. The intake of methyl-group donors was assessed using a food-frequency questionnaire...
November 10, 2016: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829228/tet2-functions-as-a-resistance-factor-against-dna-methylation-acquisition-during-epstein-barr-virus-infection
#13
Hiroe Namba-Fukuyo, Sayaka Funata, Keisuke Matsusaka, Masaki Fukuyo, Bahityar Rahmutulla, Yasunobu Mano, Masashi Fukayama, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Atsushi Kaneda
Extensive DNA methylation is observed in gastric cancer with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, and EBV infection is the cause to induce this extensive hypermethylaton phenotype in gastric epithelial cells. However, some 5' regions of genes do not undergo de novo methylation, despite the induction of methylation in surrounding regions, suggesting the existence of a resistance factor against DNA methylation acquisition. We conducted an RNA-seq analysis of gastric epithelial cells with and without EBV infection and found that TET family genes, especially TET2, were repressed by EBV infection at both mRNA and protein levels...
November 5, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819966/the-double-artery-sign
#14
Marie-Michele Theriault, Daria Manos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818362/impact-of-infectious-disease-epidemics-on-tuberculosis-diagnostic-management-and-prevention-services-experiences-and-lessons-from-the-2014-2015-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-west-africa
#15
Rashid Ansumana, Samuel Keitell, Gregory M T Roberts, Francine Ntoumi, Eskild Petersen, Giuseppe Ippolito, Alimuddin Zumla
The World Health Organization (WHO) annual TB report states twenty-eight percent of the world's 9.6 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases are in the WHO Africa Region. The Mano River Union (MRU) countries of West Africa, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, have over the past two decades made incremental sustained investments into TB control programs. The devastating 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa impacted significantly on all sectors of the healthcare systems in the MRU countries, including the TB prevention and control programs...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816945/hsp90-stabilizes-auxin-responsive-phenotypes-by-masking-a-mutation-in-the-auxin-receptor-tir1
#16
Etsuko Watanabe, Shoji Mano, Mika Nomoto, Yasuomi Tada, Ikuko Hara-Nishimura, Mikio Nishimura, Kenji Yamada
Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) is a molecular chaperone that is required for the function of various substrate proteins, also known as client proteins. It is proposed that HSP90 buffers or hides phenotypic variations in animals and plants by masking mutations in some of its client proteins. However, none of the client proteins with cryptic mutations has been identified to date. Here, we identify the first client protein example by which HSP90 buffers a mutation: the auxin receptor transport inhibitor response 1 (TIR1)...
November 2016: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804955/towards-first-principles-molecular-design-of-liquid-crystal-based-chemoresponsive-systems
#17
Luke T Roling, Jessica Scaranto, Jeffrey A Herron, Huaizhe Yu, Sangwook Choi, Nicholas L Abbott, Manos Mavrikakis
Nematic liquid crystals make promising chemoresponsive systems, but their development is currently limited by extensive experimental screening. Here we report a computational model to understand and predict orientational changes of surface-anchored nematic liquid crystals in response to chemical stimuli. In particular, we use first-principles calculations to evaluate the binding energies of benzonitrile, a model for 4'-pentyl-4-biphenylcarbonitrile, and dimethyl methylphosphonate to metal cation models representing the substrate chemical sensing surface...
November 2, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803460/an-ophthalmic-formulation-of-disulfiram-nanoparticles-prolongs-drug-residence-time-in-lens
#18
Noriaki Nagai, Yu Mano, Yoshimasa Ito
Disulfiram (DSF) is a dimer of diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC) that we previously added to a solution of 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (DSF solution). We found that the instillation of this DSF solution delayed lens opacification in a hereditary cataractous ICR/f rat. In this study, we attempted to design an ophthalmic formulation containing DSF nanoparticles for use as a lens targeted drug delivery system (nano-DSF suspension), and investigated the changes in drug content in the lens after the instillation of DSF solution or nano-DSF suspension...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803186/metabolism-of-toxic-sugars-by-strains-of-the-bee-gut-symbiont-gilliamella-apicola
#19
Hao Zheng, Alex Nishida, Waldan K Kwong, Hauke Koch, Philipp Engel, Margaret I Steele, Nancy A Moran
: Social bees collect carbohydrate-rich food to support their colonies, and yet, certain carbohydrates present in their diet or produced through the breakdown of pollen are toxic to bees. The gut microbiota of social bees is dominated by a few core bacterial species, including the Gram-negative species Gilliamella apicola We isolated 42 strains of G. apicola from guts of honey bees and bumble bees and sequenced their genomes. All of the G. apicola strains share high 16S rRNA gene similarity, but they vary extensively in gene repertoires related to carbohydrate metabolism...
November 1, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801962/distribution-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-type-1-receptor-like-immunoreactivity-in-the-rat-pituitary
#20
Asuka Mano-Otagiri, Takahiro Nemoto, Naoko Yamauchi, Yoshihiko Kakinuma, Tamotsu Shibasaki
Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) regulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response to stress through its type 1 receptor (CRF1 ) in the corticotrophs of the anterior pituitary. Although CRF1 mRNA expression has been confirmed in the rat pituitary, the distribution pattern of CRF1 protein in the pituitary has not been reported. Therefore, we generated an antiserum against the amino acid fragment corresponding to the 177-188 sequence of the first extracellular loop of the rat CRF1 . By using the antiserum, CRF1 -like immunoreactivity (CRF1 -LI) was detected in the anterior lobe cells of the rat pituitary where some of them expressed intense signals...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
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