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Ana Raquel Soares, Manuel Santos
Until recently, transfer RNAs (tRNAs) were thought to function in protein translation only. However, recent findings demonstrate that both pre- and mature tRNAs can undergo endonucleolytic cleavage by different ribonucleases originating different types of small non-coding RNAs, known as tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs). tRFs are classified according to their origin and are implicated in various cellular processes, namely apoptosis, protein synthesis control, and RNA interference. Although their functions are still poorly understood, their mechanisms of action vary according to the tRF sub-type...
June 12, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604500/behavior-in-children-with-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-in-remote-australia-a-population-based-study
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Tracey W Tsang, Heather Carmichael Olson, Jane Latimer, James Fitzpatrick, Marmingee Hand, June Oscar, Maureen Carter, Elizabeth J Elliott
OBJECTIVE: To document behavior in children residing in very remote Western Australian communities as rated by parent/caregivers and teachers. We hypothesized that children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) would have higher rates of problematic behavior than children without FASD. METHODS: The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL; n = 97), and Teacher Report Form (TRF; n = 106) were used in this population-based study. Raw scores, proportions scoring within "Normal/Borderline/Clinical" ranges, and frequencies of Critical items were determined...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593741/comparison-of-different-methods-for-telomere-length-measurement-in-whole-blood-and-blood-cell-subsets-recommendations-for-telomere-length-measurement-in-hematological-diseases
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Yvonne Lisa Behrens, Kathrin Thomay, Maike Hagedorn, Juliane Ebersold, Lea Henrich, Rainer Nustede, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Gudrun Göhring
Different methods of telomere length measurement are used to identify patients with telomeropathies. In our lab, we established four different methods for telomere length measurement, terminal restriction fragment (TRF) analysis by Southern blot analysis, quantitative PCR (qPCR), quantitative telomere/centromere fluorescence in situ hybridization (T/C-FISH) and fluorescence in situ hybridization combined with flow cytometry (FlowFISH). The methods each have distinct properties and apart from this - according to our experience and data - may have an impact on the individual result...
June 8, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552666/effects-of-force-detecting-sense-organs-on-muscle-synergies-are-correlated-with-their-response-properties
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Sasha N Zill, David Neff, Sumaiya Chaudhry, Annelie Exter, Josef Schmitz, Ansgar Büschges
Sense organs that monitor forces in legs can contribute to activation of muscles as synergist groups. Previous studies in cockroaches and stick insects showed that campaniform sensilla, receptors that encode forces via exoskeletal strains, enhance muscle synergies in substrate grip. However synergist activation was mediated by different groups of receptors in cockroaches (trochanteral sensilla) and stick insects (femoral sensilla). The factors underlying the differential effects are unclear as the responses of femoral campaniform sensilla have not previously been characterized...
May 25, 2017: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548004/reduced-cellularity-of-bone-marrow-in-multiple-sclerosis-with-decreased-msc-expansion-potential-and-premature-ageing-in-vitro
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Juliana Redondo, Pamela Sarkar, Kevin Kemp, Paul F Virgo, Joya Pawade, Aimie Norton, David C Emery, Martin G Guttridge, David I Marks, Alastair Wilkins, Neil J Scolding, Claire M Rice
BACKGROUND: Autologous bone-marrow-derived cells are currently employed in clinical studies of cell-based therapy in multiple sclerosis (MS) although the bone marrow microenvironment and marrow-derived cells isolated from patients with MS have not been extensively characterised. OBJECTIVES: To examine the bone marrow microenvironment and assess the proliferative potential of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in progressive MS. METHODS: Comparative phenotypic analysis of bone marrow and marrow-derived MSCs isolated from patients with progressive MS and control subjects was undertaken...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513708/symmetry-breaking-charge-transfer-in-the-excited-state-of-directly-linked-push-pull-porphyrin-arrays
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Taeyeon Kim, Jinseok Kim, Hirotaka Mori, Seongchul Park, Manho Lim, Atsuhiro Osuka, Dongho Kim
Herein, we revealed a symmetry-breaking charge transfer (SBCT) process in the excited state of a directly linked push-pull porphyrin dyad (AD) and triad (ADA) via spectroscopic measurements including steady-state absorption and fluorescence, time-resolved fluorescence (TRF), femtosecond transient absorption (fs-TA), and time-resolved infrared (TRIR) measurements. Unprecedented broad fluorescence spectra were observed for porphyrin arrays in polar solvents; these were attributed to the existence of a charge transfer state as evidenced by the TRF measurements...
May 31, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494896/occupational-stress-of-anesthesia-effects-on-aging
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Ola M Zanaty, Shahira El Metainy, Rania Abdelmaksoud, Hala Demerdash, Doaa Abo Aliaa, Heba Abo El Wafa
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiology has been identified as a stressful specialty. Chronic psychological stress may lead to biological aging and skin aging. STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary outcome was to measure physical health and emotional well-being. Secondary outcomes include skin aging analysis, telomere shortening in anesthetists. DESIGN: This is a prospective observational study. SETTINGS: University of Alexandria. PATIENTS: Study was carried out on 366 ASA I-II physicians 30-50yr...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453573/how-reliable-and-valid-is-the-teacher-version-of-the-strengths-and-difficulties-questionnaire-in-primary-school-children
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Meta van den Heuvel, Danielle E M C Jansen, Roy E Stewart, Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Boudien C T Flapper
INTRODUCTION: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is validated for parents, but not yet for teachers in a broad age range of children. We conducted a cross-sectional study with 4-10 years old school children to investigate if the SDQ-T can be used instead of the validated but lengthy Teacher's Report Form (TRF) to acquire information about emotional and behavioral problems in the school community. METHODS: Teachers of 453 children from primary schools were approached...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446464/trf-mir-1280-suppresses-stem-cell-like-cells-and-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer
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Bingqing Huang, Huipeng Yang, Xixi Cheng, Dan Wang, Shuyu Fu, Wencui Shen, Qi Zhang, Lijuan Zhang, Zhenyi Xue, Yan Li, Yurong Da, Qing Yang, Zesong Li, Li Liu, Liang Qiao, Ying Kong, Zhi Yao, Peng Zhao, Min Li, Rongxin Zhang
Several studies have shown that tRNAs can be enzymatically cleaved to generate distinct classes of tRNA-derived fragments (tRF). Here, we report that tRF/miR-1280, a 17-bp fragment derived from tRNA(Leu) and pre-miRNA, influences Notch signaling pathways that support the function of cancer stem-like cells (CSC) in colorectal cancer progression. tRF/miR-1280 expression was decreased in human specimens of colorectal cancer. Ectopic expression of tRF/miR-1280 reduced cell proliferation and colony formation, whereas its suppression reversed these effects...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441541/molecular-interaction-of-2-4-diacetylphloroglucinol-dapg-with-human-serum-albumin-hsa-the-spectroscopic-calorimetric-and-computational-investigation
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Pragna Lakshmi T, Moumita Mondal, Krishna Ramadas, Sakthivel Natarajan
Drug molecule interaction with human serum albumin (HSA) affects the distribution and elimination of the drug. The compound, 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol (DAPG) has been known for its antimicrobial, antiviral, antihelminthic and anticancer properties. However, its interaction with HSA is not yet reported. In this study, the interaction between HSA and DAPG was investigated through steady-state fluorescence, time-resolved fluorescence (TRF), circular dichroism (CD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation (MDS)...
April 18, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436847/learning-trans-dimensional-random-fields-with-applications-to-language-modeling
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Bin Wang, Zhijian Ou, Zhiqiang Tan
To describe trans-dimensional observations in sample spaces of different dimensions, we propose a probabilistic model, called the trans-dimensional random field (TRF) by explicitly mixing a collection of random fields. In the framework of stochastic approximation (SA), we develop an effective training algorithm, called augmented SA, which jointly estimates the model parameters and normalizing constants while using trans-dimensional mixture sampling to generate observations of different dimensions. Furthermore, we introduce several statistical and computational techniques to improve the convergence of the training algorithm and reduce computational cost, which together enable us to successfully train TRF models on large datasets...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422512/ultrafast-spectroscopic-investigation-of-energy-transfer-in-site-directed-mutants-of-the-fenna-matthews-olson-fmo-antenna-complex-from-chlorobaculum-tepidum
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Nikki Cecil M Magdaong, Rafael G Saer, Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki, Robert E Blankenship
Ultrafast transient absorption (TA) and time-resolved fluorescence (TRF) spectroscopic studies were performed on several mutants of the bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) a-containing Fenna-Matthews-Olson (FMO) complex from the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum. These mutants were generated to perturb a particular BChl a site and determine its effects on the optical spectroscopic properties of the pigment-protein complex. Measurements conducted at 77 K under both oxidizing and reducing conditions revealed changes in the dynamics of the various spectral components as compared to the data set from wild-type FMO...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378898/trf-leu-cag-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-cell-cycle-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#13
Yang Shao, Qiangling Sun, Xiaomin Liu, Ping Wang, Renqi Wu, Zhongliang Ma
tRNA-derived RNA fragments (tRFs), non-coding single-stranded RNAs with 14-35 nt in length, were found to play important roles in gene regulation, even in carcinogenesis. In this study, we investigated the expression of tRF-Leu-CAG in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its function in the cell proliferation and cell cycle of NSCLC. The expression level of tRF-Leu-CAG was detected in NSCLC tissues, cell lines, and sera. tRF-Leu-CAG RNA levels were higher in NSCLC tumor tissues than in normal tissues, and also upregulated in NSCLC cell lines...
April 5, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363480/targeted-release-budesonide-versus-placebo-in-patients-with-iga-nephropathy-nefigan-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-2b-trial
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Bengt C Fellström, Jonathan Barratt, Heather Cook, Rosanna Coppo, John Feehally, Johan W de Fijter, Jürgen Floege, Gerd Hetzel, Alan G Jardine, Francesco Locatelli, Bart D Maes, Alex Mercer, Fernanda Ortiz, Manuel Praga, Søren S Sørensen, Vladimir Tesar, Lucia Del Vecchio
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy is thought to be associated with mucosal immune system dysfunction, which manifests as renal IgA deposition that leads to impairment and end-stage renal disease in 20-40% of patients within 10-20 years. In this trial (NEFIGAN) we aimed to assess safety and efficacy of a novel targeted-release formulation of budesonide (TRF-budesonide), designed to deliver the drug to the distal ileum in patients with IgA nephropathy. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2b trial, comprised of 6-month run-in, 9-month treatment, and 3-month follow-up phases at 62 nephrology clinics across ten European countries...
March 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335016/trna-derived-small-rnas-target-transposable-element-transcripts
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German Martinez, Sarah G Choudury, R Keith Slotkin
tRNA-derived RNA fragments (tRFs) are 18-26 nucleotide small RNAs that are not random degradation products, but are rather specifically cleaved from mature tRNA transcripts. Abundant in stressed or viral-infected cells, the function and potential targets of tRFs are not known. We identified that in the unstressed wild-type male gamete containing pollen of flowering plants, and analogous reproductive structure in non-flowering plant species, tRFs accumulate to high levels. In the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana, tRFs are processed by Dicer-like 1 and incorporated into Argonaute1 (AGO1), akin to a microRNA...
May 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330329/diversity-of-bacteria-and-archaea-in-the-rhizosphere-of-bioenergy-crop-jatropha-curcas
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Garima Dubey, Bharati Kollah, Vijay Kumar Gour, Arvind Kumar Shukla, Santosh Ranjan Mohanty
Plant-microbial interaction in rhizosphere plays vital role in shaping plant's growth and ecosystem function. Most of the rhizospheric microbial diversity studies are restricted to bacteria. In natural ecosystem, archaea also constitutes a major component of the microbial population. However, their diversity is less known compared to bacteria. Experiments were carried out to examine diversity of bacteria and archaea in the rhizosphere of bioenergy crop Jatropha curcas (J. curcas). Samples were collected from three locations varying widely in the soil physico-chemical properties...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327345/immunoassays-for-riboflavin-and-flavin-mononucleotide-using-antibodies-specific-to-d-ribitol-and-d-ribitol-5-phosphate
#17
G Ravi, Yeldur P Venkatesh
Riboflavin (vitamin B2), a water-soluble vitamin, plays a key role in maintaining human health. Though, numerous methods have been reported for the determination of total riboflavin (TRF) content in foods and biological samples, very few methods are reported for quantifying riboflavin and its coenzymes [flavin mononucleotide (FMN); flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD)] individually. Recently, we have demonstrated that antibodies specific to d-ribitol and d-ribitol-5-phosphate also recognize riboflavin and FMN, respectively, and not vice-versa...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324494/analysis-of-average-telomere-length-in-human-telomeric-protein-knockout-cells-generated-by-crispr-cas9
#18
Jun Xu, Zhou Songyang, Dan Liu, Hyeung Kim
Telomeres play an important role in ensuring the integrity of the genome. Telomere shortening can lead to loss of genetic information and trigger DNA damage responses. Cultured mammalian cells have served as critical model systems for studying the function of telomere binding proteins and telomerase. Tremendous heterogeneity can be observed both between species and within a single cell population. Recent advances in genome editing (such as the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 platform) have further enabled researchers to carry out loss-of-function analysis of how disrupting key players in telomere maintenance affects telomere length regulation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318843/development-of-a-conceptual-etiological-model-of-treatment-regimen-fatigue-among-patients-engaged-in-hiv-care-a-qualitative-study
#19
Kasey Claborn, Mary Beth Miller, Ellen Meier, Sofia Carbone
Treatment regimen fatigue (TRF) is a decreased desire and motivation to maintain vigilance in adhering to treatment, and little is known about TRF in people living with HIV. We aimed to develop a conceptual framework of TRF. Five focus groups were conducted in 2014. Eligible participants were (a) HIV infected, (b) at least 18 years of age, (c) prescribed antiretroviral therapy, and (d) fluent in English. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Analyses revealed these themes: patient experiences of TRF; etiological factors at the systems, provider, and patient levels; strategies to manage TRF; consequences of TRF; and protective factors that prevent the occurrence of TRF...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314293/assessment-of-nutritional-and-inflammatory-status-to-determine-the-prevalence-of-malnutrition-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-colorectal-carcinoma
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Antonella Daniele, Rosa Divella, Ines Abbate, Addolorata Casamassima, Vito Michele Garrisi, Eufemia Savino, Porzia Casamassima, Eustachio Ruggieri, Raffaele DE Luca
BACKGROUND/AIM: Colorectal Cancer is the fourth most frequent cause of cancer death worldwide and its incidence increases from 50 years of age. It is often associated with protein-caloric malnutrition and 20% of cancer deaths occur due to this event. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of malnutrition and inflammatory status in 78 patients undergoing surgery for colorectal carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nutritional Status was assessed by Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA)...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
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