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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551866/sequence-and-functional-analysis-of-intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-from-lateolabrax-maculatus
#1
Minglin Wu, Jiaqi Wang, Zhipeng Wang, Jinliang Zhao, Yuting Hu, Xiaowu Chen
Alkaline phosphatases (Alps) belong to a class of phosphate transferases that dephosphorylate lipopolysaccharide (LPS), adenosine triphosphate, and nucleotides. In this study, a 1874-base pair (bp) intestinal alp cDNA sequence was cloned from Lateolabrax maculatus and designated as Lm-alpi. It contained a 1611 bp open reading frame which encoded a protein with 537 amino acids. Protein sequence alignment showed that Lm-AlpI shared 29.8-79.8% identity with its homologs. Lm-AlpI catalytic sites contained three metal ion sites (two Zn(2+) and one Mg(2+)), referring to D73, H184, D348, H349, H352, H464, D389, and H390 residues, which are essential for enzymatic activity and conservation in different organisms...
May 28, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551782/mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-dysfunction-in-failing-heart
#2
Freya L Sheeran, Salvatore Pepe
Energy insufficiency has been recognized as a key feature of systolic heart failure. Although mitochondria have long been known to sustain myocardial work energy supply, the capacity to therapeutically target mitochondrial bioenergetics dysfunction is hampered by a complex interplay of multiple perturbations that progressively compound causing myocardial failure and collapse. Compared to non-failing human donor hearts, activity rates of complexes I and IV, nicotinamide nucleotide transhydrogenase (NADPH-transhydrogenase, Nnt) and the Krebs cycle enzymes isocitrate dehydrogenase, malate dehydrogenase and aconitase are markedly decreased in end-stage heart failure...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551732/bradyrhizobium-brasilense-sp-nov-a-symbiotic-nitrogen-fixing-bacterium-isolated-from-brazilian-tropical-soils
#3
Elaine Martins da Costa, Amanda Azarias Guimarães, Rayssa Pereira Vicentin, Paula Rose de Almeida Ribeiro, Aniele Carolina Ribas Leão, Eduardo Balsanelli, Liesbeth Lebbe, Maarten Aerts, Anne Willems, Fatima Maria de Souza Moreira
Four strains of rhizobia isolated from nodules of Vigna unguiculata (UFLA03-321(T), UFLA03-320 and UFLA03-290) and Macroptilium atropurpureum (UFLA04-0212) in Brazilian soils were previously reported as a new group within the genus Bradyrhizobium. To determine their taxonomic position, these strains were characterized in this study using a polyphasic approach. The analysis of the 16S rRNA gene grouped the four strains with Bradyrhizobium pachyrhizi PAC48(T). However, the concatenated sequence analysis of the two (recA and glnII) or three (atpD, gyrB and recA) housekeeping genes indicated that these strains represent a novel species of Bradyrhizobium, which is very closely related to B...
May 27, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551672/ctnnb1-mutations-in-ovarian-microcystic-stromal-tumors-identification-of-a-novel-deletion-mutation-and-the-use-of-pyrosequencing-to-identify-reported-point-mutation
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Kiyong Na, Eun Kyung Kim, Wonjun Jang, Hyun-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND/AIM: Microcystic stromal tumor (MCST) is a rare stromal tumor of the ovary. In this study, we describe clinicopathological characteristics and results of mutational analyses of the CTNNB1gene in two cases of ovarian MCST and we provide a thorough review of previously published cases alongside our current cases and clarify the clinicopathological characteristics of ovarian MCST. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients' age was 33 and 31 years, respectively. One patient presented with fever and low abdominal pain, whereas a pelvic mass was incidentally detected in another patient...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551357/padi4-polymorphisms-and-the-functional-haplotype-are-associated-with-increased-rheumatoid-arthritis-susceptibility-a-replication-study-in-a-southern-mexican-population
#5
Christian Johana Baños-Hernández, José Eduardo Navarro Zarza, Isela Parra Rojas, Mirna Vázquez Villamar, Jorge Ramón Padilla-Gutiérrez, Yeminia Valle, Zyanya Reyes-Castillo, Nora Magdalena Torres-Carrillo, Samuel García-Arellano, Lorena Michele Brennan-Bourdon, José Francisco Muñoz-Valle
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common autoimmune disease with a complex genetic background. The peptidyl arginine deiminase type IV (PADI4) gene has been associated with RA susceptibility in several populations. We addressed the relationship between three exonic PADI4 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) PADI4_89 (rs11203366), PADI4_90 (rs11203367) and PADI4_92 (rs874881) and related haplotypes with RA in a population from Southern México. This study included 200 RA patients and 200 control subjects...
May 24, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551336/structural-and-molecular-biology-of-a-protein-polymerising-nanomachine-for-pilus-biogenesis
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Gabriel Waksman
Bacteria produce protein polymers on their surface called pili or fimbriae that serve as either attachment devices or conduits for secreted substrates. This review will focus on the chaperone-usher pathway of pilus biogenesis, a widespread assembly line for pilus production at the surface of Gram-negative bacteria and the archetypical protein-polymerising nanomachine. Comparison with other nanomachines polymerising other types of biological units, such as nucleotides during DNA replication, provides some unifying principles as to how multi-domain proteins assemble biological polymers...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551195/association-analysis-for-young-stock-survival-index-with-imputed-whole-genome-sequence-variants-in-nordic-holstein-cattle
#7
Xiaoping Wu, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Ulrik Sander Nielsen, Mogens Sandø Lund, Goutam Sahana
Identification of the genetic variants associated with calf survival in dairy cattle will aid in the elimination of harmful mutations from the cattle population and the reduction of calf and young stock mortality rates. We used de-regressed estimated breeding values for the young stock survival (YSS) index as response variables in a genome-wide association study with imputed whole-genome sequence variants. A total of 4,610 bulls with estimated breeding values were genotyped with the Illumina BovineSNP50 (Illumina, San Diego, CA) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping array...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551095/an-in-depth-analysis-identifies-two-new-independent-signals-in-11q23-3-associated-with-vitiligo-in-the-chinese-han-population
#8
Suli Zhao, Fang Fang, Xianfa Tang, Jinfa Dou, Wenjun Wang, Xiaodong Zheng, Liangdan Sun, Anping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease, characterized by progressive loss of skin pigmentation, which is caused by the interactions of multiple factors, such as heredity, immunity and environment. Recently, a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs638893 at 11q23.3 region was identified as a risk factor for vitiligo in genome-wide association studies and multiple SNPs in this region have been associated with other autoimmune diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify additional susceptibility variants associated with vitiligo at 11q23...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550647/genetic-variation-in-the-adipoq-gene-adiponectin-concentrations-and-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-a-mendelian-randomization-analysis-using-data-from-three-large-cohort-studies
#9
Katharina Nimptsch, Mingyang Song, Krasimira Aleksandrova, Michail Katsoulis, Heinz Freisling, Mazda Jenab, Marc J Gunter, Konstantinos K Tsilidis, Elisabete Weiderpass, H Bas Bueno-De-Mesquita, Dawn Q Chong, Majken K Jensen, Chunsen Wu, Kim Overvad, Tilman Kühn, Myrto Barrdahl, Olle Melander, Karin Jirström, Petra H Peeters, Sabina Sieri, Salvatore Panico, Amanda J Cross, Elio Riboli, Bethany Van Guelpen, Robin Myte, José María Huerta, Miguel Rodriguez-Barranco, José Ramón Quirós, Miren Dorronsoro, Anne Tjønneland, Anja Olsen, Ruth Travis, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Franck Carbonnel, Gianluca Severi, Catalina Bonet, Domenico Palli, Jürgen Janke, Young-Ae Lee, Heiner Boeing, Edward L Giovannucci, Shuji Ogino, Charles S Fuchs, Eric Rimm, Kana Wu, Andrew T Chan, Tobias Pischon
Higher levels of circulating adiponectin have been related to lower risk of colorectal cancer in several prospective cohort studies, but it remains unclear whether this association may be causal. We aimed to improve causal inference in a Mendelian Randomization meta-analysis using nested case-control studies of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC, 623 cases, 623 matched controls), the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS, 231 cases, 230 controls) and the Nurses' Health Study (NHS, 399 cases, 774 controls) with available data on pre-diagnostic adiponectin concentrations and selected single nucleotide polymorphisms in the ADIPOQ gene...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550605/high-throughput-snp-genotyping-of-modern-and-wild-emmer-wheat-for-yield-and-root-morphology-using-a-combined-association-and-linkage-analysis
#10
Stuart J Lucas, Ayten Salantur, Selami Yazar, Hikmet Budak
Durum wheat (Triticum turgidum var. durum Desf.) is a major world crop that is grown primarily in areas of the world that experience periodic drought, and therefore, breeding climate-resilient durum wheat is a priority. High-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping techniques have greatly increased the power of linkage and association mapping analyses for bread wheat, but as yet there is no durum wheat-specific platform available. In this study, we evaluate the new 384HT Wheat Breeders Array for its usefulness in tetraploid wheat breeding by genotyping a breeding population of F6 hybrids, derived from multiple crosses between T...
May 26, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550460/the-impact-of-non-genetic-and-genetic-factors-on-a-stable-warfarin-dose-in-thai-patients
#11
Nitsupa Wattanachai, Sutthida Kaewmoongkun, Burabha Pussadhamma, Pattarapong Makarawate, Chaiyasith Wongvipaporn, Songsak Kiatchoosakun, Suda Vannaprasaht, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the contributions of non-genetic and genetic factors on the variability of stable warfarin doses in Thai patients. METHODS: A total of 250 Thai patients with stable warfarin doses were enrolled in the study. Demographics and clinical data, e.g., age, body mass index, indications for warfarin and concomitant medications, were documented. Four single nucleotide polymorphisms in the VKORC1 - 1639G > A, CYP2C9*3, CYP4F2 rs2108622, and UGT1A1 rs887829 genes were detected from gDNA using TaqMan allelic discrimination assays...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550450/abcc4-functional-snp-in-the-3-splice-acceptor-site-of-exon-8-g912t-is-associated-with-unfavorable-clinical-outcome-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Hamzeh Mesrian Tanha, Soheila Rahgozar, Marjan Mojtabavi Naeini
OBJECTIVES: ATP-binding cassette subfamily C member 4 (ABCC4) encoding MRP4 protein is involved in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) drug resistance. The nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs2274407 (G912T; K304N) is located in the 3' splice acceptor site of exon 8 of ABCC4 pre-mRNA. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of rs2274407 in childhood ALL and its possible functional effect on MRP4. METHODS: ABCC4 G912T SNP was genotyped in 145 Iranian Philadelphia-negative (Ph(-)) children with ALL using modified tetra-primer ARMS PCR and evaluated for possible association with 3-year disease-free survival (3DFS)...
May 26, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550432/molecular-characterization-of-a-novel-luteovirus-from-peach-identified-by-high-throughput-sequencing
#13
L-P Wu, H-W Liu, M Bateman, Z Liu, R Li
Contigs with sequence homologies to cherry-associated luteovirus were identified by high-throughput sequencing analysis in two peach accessions. Complete genomic sequences of the two isolates of this virus were determined to be 5,819 and 5,814 nucleotides long, respectively. The genome of the new virus is typical of luteoviruses, containing eight open reading frames in a very similar arrangement. Its genomic sequence is 58-74% identical to those of other members of the genus Luteovirus. These sequences thus belong to a new virus, which we have named "peach-associated luteovirus"...
May 26, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550395/a-critical-role-for-il-21-receptor-signaling-in-the-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-myocarditis
#14
Fan Yang, Xiao-Mou Wei, Wen-Wu Liang, Wen-Hong Mo, Bao-Ping Tan, Hong Wang
To determine whether IL-21 receptor signaling plays a significant role in promoting Tfh cell-mediated cardiac injury in viral myocarditis (VMC), we compared IL-21R-deficient mice for some parameters of VMC. Balb/c and IL-21R(-/-) mice were infected with CVB3. Frequencies of splenic Tfh cells were determined by flow cytometric analysis, and productions of anti-adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT) autoantibodies were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. To determine the effects of IL-21R signal on the proliferation of B cells, lymphocytes from spleens of the IL-21R(-/-) and Balb/c mice infected by CVB3 were tagged with carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE) and then were stimulated with lipopolysaccharides plus IL-21 or anti-IL-21 neutralizing antibody for 3 days...
May 26, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550303/anti-proliferative-effects-of-nucleotides-on-gastric-cancer-via-a-novel-p2y6-soce-ca-2-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#15
Hanxing Wan, Rui Xie, Jiangyu Xu, Jialin He, Bo Tang, Qingqing Liu, Sumin Wang, Yanjun Guo, Xin Yang, Tobias Xiao Dong, John M Carethers, Shiming Yang, Hui Dong
Although purinegic signaling is important in regulating gastric physiological functions, it is currently unknown for its role in gastric cancer (GC). We demonstrate for the first time that the expression of P2Y6 receptors was markedly down-regulated in human GC cells and primary GC tissues compared to normal tissues, while the expression of P2Y2 and P2Y4 receptors was up-regulated in GC cells. Moreover, the expression levels of P2Y6 receptors in GC tissues were correlated to tumor size, differentiation, metastasis to lymph nodes, and the survival rate of the patients with GC...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550097/correction-to-the-orphan-receptor-gpr17-is-unresponsive-to-uracil-nucleotides-and-cysteinyl-leukotrienes
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July 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550058/whole-genome-and-core-genome-multilocus-sequence-typing-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-analyses-of-listeria-monocytogenes-associated-with-an-outbreak-linked-to-cheese-united-states-2013
#17
Yi Chen, Yan Luo, Heather Carleton, Ruth Timme, David Melka, Tim Muruvanda, Charles Wang, George Kastanis, Lee S Katz, Lauren Turner, Angela Fritzinger, Terence Moore, Robert Stones, Joseph Blankenship, Monique Salter, Mickey Parish, Thomas S Hammack, Peter S Evans, Cheryl L Tarr, Marc W Allard, Errol A Strain, Eric W Brown
Epidemiological findings of a listeriosis outbreak in 2013 implicated Hispanic-style cheese produced by Company A, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and whole genome sequencing (WGS) were performed on clinical isolates and representative isolates collected from Company A cheese and environmental samples during the investigation. The results strengthened the evidence for cheese as the vehicle. Surveillance sampling and WGS three months later revealed that the equipment purchased by Company B from Company A yielded an environmental isolate highly similar to all outbreak isolates...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549956/serum-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-hscrp-level-and-crp-genetic-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#18
Zuo Shangwei, Wei Yingqi, Xiong Jiang, Wu Zhongyin, Juan Juan, Chen Dafang, Hu Yonghua, Guo Wei
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development involves an inflammatory process with a potential genetic background. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute phase protein and was elevated in patients with AAA. The aim of this study was to investigate the association among serum high-sensitive CRP (hsCRP) concentration, its CRP genetic polymorphisms and AAA. METHODS: Serum hsCRP concentrations and abdominal aorta diameters were measured, correlation analysis between them were performed in 155 unrelated participants with AAA and 310 non-AAA controls...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549935/the-conserved-domain-in-morf-proteins-has-distinct-affinities-to-the-ppr-and-e-elements-in-ppr-rna-editing-factors
#19
Eszter Bayer-Császár, Sascha Haag, Anja Jörg, Franziska Glass, Barbara Härtel, Toshihiro Obata, Etienne H Meyer, Axel Brennicke, Mizuki Takenaka
In plant organelles specific nucleotide motifs at C to U RNA editing sites are recognized by the PLS-class of pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins, which are additionally characterized by a C-terminal E domain. The PPR elements bind the nucleotides in the target RNA, while the function of the E domain has remained unknown. At most sites RNA editing also requires multiple organellar RNA editing factor (MORF) proteins. To understand how these two types of proteins are involved in RNA editing complexes, we systematically analyzed their protein-protein interactions...
May 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549772/codon-optimized-rpgr-improves-stability-and-efficacy-of-aav8-gene-therapy-in-two-mouse-models-of-x-linked-retinitis-pigmentosa
#20
M Dominik Fischer, Michelle E McClements, Cristina Martinez-Fernandez de la Camara, Julia-Sophia Bellingrath, Daniyar Dauletbekov, Simon C Ramsden, Doron G Hickey, Alun R Barnard, Robert E MacLaren
X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) is generally a severe form of retinitis pigmentosa, a neurodegenerative, blinding disorder of the retina. 70% of XLRP cases are due to mutations in the retina-specific isoform of the gene encoding retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR(ORF15)). Despite successful RPGR(ORF15) gene replacement with adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors being established in a number of animal models of XLRP, progression to human trials has not yet been possible. The inherent sequence instability in the purine-rich region of RPGR(ORF15) (which contains highly repetitive nucleotide sequences) leads to unpredictable recombination errors during viral vector cloning...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
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