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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342784/inositol-phosphate-multikinase-dependent-transcriptional-control
#1
Ace J Hatch, Audrey R Odom, John D York
Production of lipid-derived inositol phosphates including IP4 and IP5 is an evolutionarily conserved process essential for cellular adaptive responses that is dependent on both phospholipase C and the inositol phosphate multikinase Ipk2 (also known as Arg82 and IPMK). Studies of Ipk2, along with Arg82 prior to demonstrating its IP kinase activity, have provided an important link between control of gene expression and IP metabolism as both kinase dependent and independent functions are required for proper transcriptional complex function that enables cellular adaptation in response to extracellular queues such as nutrient availability...
March 21, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334731/characterisation-of-cct271850-a-selective-oral-and-potent-mps1-inhibitor-used-to-directly-measure-in-vivo-mps1-inhibition-vs-therapeutic-efficacy
#2
Amir Faisal, Grace W Y Mak, Mark D Gurden, Cristina P R Xavier, Simon J Anderhub, Paolo Innocenti, Isaac M Westwood, Sébastien Naud, Angela Hayes, Gary Box, Melanie R Valenti, Alexis K De Haven Brandon, Lisa O'Fee, Jessica Schmitt, Hannah L Woodward, Rosemary Burke, Rob L M vanMontfort, Julian Blagg, Florence I Raynaud, Suzanne A Eccles, Swen Hoelder, Spiros Linardopoulos
BACKGROUND: The main role of the cell cycle is to enable error-free DNA replication, chromosome segregation and cytokinesis. One of the best characterised checkpoint pathways is the spindle assembly checkpoint, which prevents anaphase onset until the appropriate attachment and tension across kinetochores is achieved. MPS1 kinase activity is essential for the activation of the spindle assembly checkpoint and has been shown to be deregulated in human tumours with chromosomal instability and aneuploidy...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330365/high-resolution-electronic-spectra-of-yttrium-oxide-yo-the-d-2-%C3%AE-x-2-%C3%AE-transition
#3
Deping Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Boxing Zhu, Jingwang Gu, Bingbing Suo, Yang Chen, Dongfeng Zhao
The D(2)Σ(+)-X(2)Σ(+) electronic absorption spectrum of the astrophysically relevant yttrium oxide (YO) molecule has been recorded for the first time in the 400-440 nm region using laser induced fluorescence. YO molecules are produced by corona discharge of oxygen between the tips of two yttrium needles in a supersonic jet expansion. An unambiguous spectroscopic identification of the D(2)Σ(+)-X(2)Σ(+) transition becomes possible from a combined analysis of the moderate-resolution laser excitation spectrum and dispersed fluorescence spectrum...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330239/optimization-of-protease-production-from-surface-modified-coffee-pulp-waste-and-corncobs-using-bacillus-sp-by-ssf
#4
Selvam Kandasamy, Govarthanan Muthusamy, Senthilkumar Balakrishnan, Senbagam Duraisamy, Selvankumar Thangasamy, Kamala-Kannan Seralathan, Sudhakar Chinnappan
The aim of the study was to identify new sources of substrate from agro-industrial waste for protease production using Bacillus sp., a local bacteria isolated from an agro-waste dumping site. The strain was identified as Bacillus sp. BT MASC 3 by 16S rRNA sequence followed by phylogenic analysis. Response surface methodology-based Box-Behnken design (BBD) was used to optimize the variables such as pH, incubation time, coffee pulp waste (CPW) and corncob (CC) substrate concentration. The BBD design showed a reasonable adjustment of the quadratic model with the experimental data...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330119/degradation-of-fipronil-by-stenotrophomonas-acidaminiphila-isolated-from-rhizospheric-soil-of-zea-mays
#5
Shivani Uniyal, Rashmi Paliwal, R K Sharma, J P N Rai
Fipronil is a widely used insecticide in agriculture and can cause potential health hazards to non-target soil invertebrates and nearby aquatic systems. In the present study, a fipronil degrading bacterium was isolated from fipronil contaminated soil, i.e. rhizospheric zone of Zea mays. Morphological, biochemical and molecular characterization of strain indicated that it clearly belongs to Stenotrophomonas acidaminiphila (accession no. KJ396942). A three-factor Box-Behnken experimental design combined with response surface modeling was employed to predict the optimum conditions for fipronil degradation...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330103/profiling-and-production-of-hemicellulases-by-thermophilic-fungus-malbranchea-flava-and-the-role-of-xylanases-in-improved-bioconversion-of-pretreated-lignocellulosics-to-ethanol
#6
Manju Sharma, Chhavi Mahajan, Manpreet S Bhatti, Bhupinder Singh Chadha
This study reports thermophilic fungus Malbranchea flava as a potent source of xylanase and xylan-debranching accessory enzymes. M. flava produced high levels of xylanase on sorghum straw containing solidified culture medium. The optimization of culture conditions for production of hemicellulases was carried out using one factor at a time approach and Box-Behnken design of experiments with casein (%), inoculum age (h) and inoculum level (ml) as process variables and xylanase, β-xylosidase, acetyl esterases and arabinofuranosidase as response variables...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321397/the-identification-of-three-cancer-stem-cell-subpopulations-within-moderately-differentiated-lip-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Rachna Ram, Helen D Brasch, Jonathan C Dunne, Paul F Davis, Swee T Tan, Tinte Itinteang
AIM: To identify and characterize cancer stem cells (CSCs) in moderately differentiated lip squamous cell carcinoma (MDLSCC). METHOD: MDLSCC samples underwent 3,3-diaminobenzidine (DAB) immunohistochemical (IHC) staining for squamous cell carcinoma marker EMA, CSC marker CD44 and embryonic stem cell markers NANOG, octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (OCT4), spalt-like transcription factor 4 (SALL4), sex-determining region Y-box 2 (SOX2), and phosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (pSTAT3)...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296713/whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-recurrent-sf3b1-r625-mutation-and-comutation-of-nf1-and-kit-in-mucosal-melanoma
#8
Jennifer D Hintzsche, Nicholas T Gorden, Carol M Amato, Jihye Kim, Kelsey E Wuensch, Steven E Robinson, Allison J Applegate, Kasey L Couts, Theresa M Medina, Keith R Wells, Joshua A Wisell, Martin D McCarter, Neil F Box, Yiqun G Shellman, Rene C Gonzalez, Karl D Lewis, John J Tentler, Aik Choon Tan, William A Robinson
Mucosal melanomas are a rare subtype of melanoma, arising in mucosal tissues, which have a very poor prognosis due to the lack of effective targeted therapies. This study aimed to better understand the molecular landscape of these cancers and find potential new therapeutic targets. Whole-exome sequencing was performed on mucosal melanomas from 19 patients and 135 sun-exposed cutaneous melanomas, with matched peripheral blood samples when available. Mutational profiles were compared between mucosal subgroups and sun-exposed cutaneous melanomas...
March 14, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296064/box-c-d-small-nucleolar-rna-genes-and-the-prader-willi-syndrome-a-complex-interplay
#9
REVIEW
Jérôme Cavaillé
The nucleolus of mammalian cells contains hundreds of box C/D small nucleolar RNAs (SNORDs). Through their ability to base pair with ribosomal RNA precursors, most play important roles in the synthesis and/or activity of ribosomes, either by guiding sequence-specific 2'-O-methylations or by facilitating RNA folding and cleavages. A growing number of SNORD genes with elusive functions have been discovered recently. Intriguingly, the vast majority of them are located in two large, imprinted gene clusters at human chromosome region 15q11q13 (the SNURF-SNRPN domain) and at 14q32 (the DLK1-DIO3 domain) where they are expressed, respectively, only from the paternally and maternally inherited alleles...
March 13, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294417/progressive-resistance-loaded-voluntary-wheel-running-increases-hypertrophy-and-differentially-affects-muscle-protein-synthesis-ribosome-biogenesis-and-proteolytic-markers-in-rat-muscle
#10
C B Mobley, A M Holland, W C Kephart, P W Mumford, R P Lowery, A N Kavazis, J M Wilson, M D Roberts
We examined if 6 weeks of progressive resistance-loaded voluntary wheel running in rats induced plantaris, soleus, and/or gastrocnemius hypertrophy and/or affected markers of translational efficiency, ribosome biogenesis, and markers of proteolysis. For 6 weeks, 8 male Sprague-Dawley rats (~9-10 weeks of age, ~300-325 g) rats were assigned to the progressive resistance-loaded voluntary wheel running model (EX), and ten rats were not trained (SED). For EX rats, the wheel-loading paradigm was as follows - days 1-7: free-wheel resistance, days 8-15: wheel resistance set to 20%-25% body mass, days 16-24: 40% body mass, days 25-32: 60% body mass, days 33-42: 40% body mass...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284731/changes-in-asthma-maintenance-therapy-prescribing-patterns-following-the-2006-long-acting-%C3%AE-agonist-fda-drug-warning
#11
Jonathan D Winter, Matthew R Reetz, J William Kerns, Katherine M Winter, Roy T Sabo, Scott D Krugman
PURPOSE: The US Food and Drug Administration issued a boxed warning on all products containing a long-acting β-agonist (LABA) in March 2006, after the findings from a trial suggested an increased risk for death in patients treated with salmeterol monotherapy. Almost nothing is known about the impact of this warning on LABA prescribing patterns or on clinicians' approaches to asthma maintenance therapy. METHODS: A cohort of asthmatic adults on LABA therapy was retrospectively identified from a Baltimore-area Medicaid data warehouse...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282036/heterarchy-of-transcription-factors-driving-basal-and-luminal-cell-phenotypes-in-human-urothelium
#12
Carl Fishwick, Janet Higgins, Lawrence Percival-Alwyn, Arianna Hustler, Joanna Pearson, Sarah Bastkowski, Simon Moxon, David Swarbreck, Chris D Greenman, Jennifer Southgate
Cell differentiation is affected by complex networks of transcription factors that co-ordinate re-organisation of the chromatin landscape. The hierarchies of these relationships can be difficult to dissect. During in vitro differentiation of normal human uro-epithelial cells, formaldehyde-assisted isolation of regulatory elements (FAIRE-seq) and RNA-seq was used to identify alterations in chromatin accessibility and gene expression changes following activation of the nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) as a differentiation-initiating event...
March 10, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278146/cdc-grand-rounds-public-health-strategies-to-prevent-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome
#13
Jean Y Ko, Sara Wolicki, Wanda D Barfield, Stephen W Patrick, Cheryl S Broussard, Kimberly A Yonkers, Rebecca Naimon, John Iskander
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a drug withdrawal syndrome that most commonly occurs in infants after in utero exposure to opioids, although other substances have also been associated with the syndrome (1). NAS usually appears within 48-72 hours of birth with a constellation of clinical signs, including central nervous system irritability (e.g., tremors), gastrointestinal dysfunction (e.g., feeding difficulties), and temperature instability (1) (Box 1). Opioid exposure during pregnancy might result from clinician-approved use of prescription opioids for pain relief; misuse or abuse of prescription opioids; illicit use (e...
March 10, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277897/high-throughput-sequencing-reveals-circular-substrates-for-an-archaeal-rna-ligase
#14
Hubert F Becker, Alice Heliou, Kamel Djaout, Roxane Lestini, Mireille Regnier, Hannu Myllykallio
It is only recently that the abundant presence of circular RNAs (circRNAs) in all kingdoms of Life, including the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi, has emerged. This led us to investigate the physiological significance of a previously observed weak intramolecular ligation activity of Pab1020 RNA ligase. Here we demonstrate that this enzyme, despite sharing significant sequence similarity with DNA ligases, is indeed an RNA-specific polynucleotide ligase efficiently acting on physiologically significant substrates...
March 9, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276930/considerations-for-culturally-sensitive-research-with-transgender-adults-a-qualitative-analysis
#15
Jennifer M Staples, Elizabeth R Bird, Tatiana N Masters, William H George
Transgender (trans) individuals have historically been left out of research, and previous work has often conflated gender identity with sexual orientation. Furthermore, language used in psychology measures is often heteronormative and uses binary gendered language (e.g., "him"/"her"). The aim of the current study was to provide empirically derived guidance on conducting culturally sensitive research with transgender participants using qualitative data. We recruited trans individuals, ages 18 to 44, to participate in an anonymous, qualitative, national online survey as part of a quantitative study on the relationships among minority stress, sexual behavior, and mental health...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271908/development-of-olmesartan-medoxomil-optimized-nanosuspension-using-box-behnken-design-to-improve-oral-bioavailability
#16
Nagaraj K, Narendar D, Kishan V
The aim of present investigation was to enhance the oral bioavailability of olmesartan medoxomil by improving its solubility and dissolution rate by preparing nanosuspension (OM-NS), using Box-Behnken design. In this, four factors were evaluated at three levels. Independent variables include: concentration of drug (X1), concentration of surfactant (X2), concentration of polymer (X3) and number of homogenization cycles (X4). Based on preliminary studies the size (Y1), zeta potential (Y2) and % drug release at 5min (Y3) were chosen as dependent responses...
March 8, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270050/water-quality-and-daily-temperature-cycle-affect-biofilm-formation-in-drip-irrigation-devices-revealed-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#17
Jueying Qian, Harald Horn, Jorge Tarchitzky, Yona Chen, Sagi Katz, Michael Wagner
Drip irrigation is a water-saving technology. To date, little is known about how biofilm forms in drippers of irrigation systems. In this study, the internal dripper geometry was recreated in 3-D printed microfluidic devices (MFDs). To mimic the temperature conditions in (semi-) arid areas, experiments were conducted in a temperature controlled box between 20 and 50°C. MFDs were either fed with two different treated wastewater (TWW) or synthetic wastewater. Biofilm formation was monitored non-invasively and in situ by optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
March 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269610/middle-and-inner-ear-modelling-from-microct-images-to-3d-reconstruction-and-coupling-of-models
#18
N S Tachos, A I Sakellarios, G Rigas, V Isailovic, G Ni, F Bohnke, N Filipovic, T Bibas, D I Fotiadis
We present finite element (FE) modeling approaches of ear mechanics including 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the human middle and inner ear. Specifically, we demonstrate a semi-automatic methodology for the 3D reconstruction of the inner ear structures, a FE harmonic response model of the middle ear to predict the stapes footplate frequency response, a 2D FE slice model of the cochlea for the coupled response at the micromechanical level for either acoustic or electrical excitation and a coupled FE middle ear model with a simplified cochlea box model to simulate the basilar membrane velocity in response to acoustic excitation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269396/investigation-of-a-passive-capstan-based-grasp-enhancement-feature-in-a-voluntary-closing-prosthetic-terminal-device
#19
Kevin D Gemmell, Michael T Leddy, Joseph T Belter, Aaron M Dollar
Body-powered prosthetic terminal devices fall into two main categories: voluntary-closing devices, which require the user to exert a force to maintain a grasp, and voluntary opening devices, which generally utilize springs to close and maintain a force. As a result, voluntary-closing devices often have a locking feature that allows the user to relax and transport objects while maintaining a firm grip. In this paper, we examine a new type of capstan-based passive brake mechanism in a voluntary-closing prosthetic terminal device...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267687/hypertension-s-3-dilemmas-and-3-solutions-pharmacology-of-the-kidney-in-hypertension
#20
William A Pettinger
The Hypertension Community has 3 conflicting dilemmas: a goal systolic pressure of 120 mm Hg or less (the SPRINT Trials), 40% of our 60,000,000 hypertensives still sustain blood pressures above 140/90 mm Hg, and our most potent antihypertensive drug minoxidil sits on the sidelines, imprisoned in the Food and Drug Administration's Black Box designation. My solutions to these dilemmas are: (1) review of the facts of our most potent antihypertensive drug minoxidil which is essentially free of toxicity, (2) treatment focus on the fundamental cause of high blood pressure, that is excess dietary sodium and, (3) prevention of, and/or reversal of, the fundamental mechanism of worsening hypertension, arteriolar hypertrophy...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
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