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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931082/barcoding-atlantic-canada-s-mesopelagic-and-upper-bathypelagic-marine-fishes
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Ellen L Kenchington, Shauna M Baillie, Trevor J Kenchington, Paul Bentzen
DNA barcode sequences were developed from 557 mesopelagic and upper bathypelagic teleost specimens collected in waters off Atlantic Canada. Confident morphological identifications were available for 366 specimens, of 118 species and 93 genera, which yielded 328 haplotypes. Five of the species were novel to the Barcode of Life Database (BOLD). Most of the 118 species conformed to expectations of monophyly and the presence of a "barcode gap", though some known weaknesses in existing taxonomy were confirmed and a deficiency in published keys was revealed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930677/structural-and-functional-analysis-of-grp94-in-the-closed-state-reveals-an-essential-role-for-the-pre-n-domain-and-a-potential-client-binding-site
#2
John D Huck, Nanette L Que, Feng Hong, Zihai Li, Daniel T Gewirth
Hsp90 chaperones undergo ATP-driven conformational changes during the maturation of client proteins, populating a closed state upon ATP binding in which the N-terminal domains of the homodimer form a second inter-protomer dimer interface. A structure of GRP94, the endoplasmic reticulum hsp90, in a closed conformation has not been described, and the determinants that regulate closure are not well understood. Here, we determined the 2.6-Å structure of AMPPNP-bound GRP94 in the closed dimer conformation. The structure includes the pre-N domain, a region preceding the N-terminal domain that is highly conserved in GRP94, but not in other hsp90s...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930661/il-1-family-cytokines-use-distinct-molecular-mechanisms-to-signal-through-their-shared-co-receptor
#3
Sebastian Günther, Daniel Deredge, Amanda L Bowers, Alessandra Luchini, Daniel A Bonsor, Robert Beadenkopf, Lance Liotta, Patrick L Wintrode, Eric J Sundberg
Within the interleukin 1 (IL-1) cytokine family, IL-1 receptor accessory protein (IL-1RAcP) is the co-receptor for eight receptor-cytokine pairs, including those involving cytokines IL-1β and IL-33. Unlike IL-1β, IL-33 does not have a signaling complex that includes both its cognate receptor, ST2, and the shared co-receptor IL-1RAcP, which we now present here. Although the IL-1β and IL-33 complexes shared structural features and engaged identical molecular surfaces of IL-1RAcP, these cytokines had starkly different strategies for co-receptor engagement and signal activation...
September 19, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930582/hypothesis-on-interactions-of-macromolecules-based-on-molecular-vibration-patterns-in-cells-and-tissues
#4
Werner Jaross
The molecular vibration patterns of structure-forming macromolecules in the living cell create very specific electromagnetic frequency patterns which might be used for information on spatial position in the three-dimensional structure as well as the chemical characteristics. Chemical change of a molecule results in a change of the vibration pattern and thus in a change of the emitted electromagnetic frequency pattern. These patterns have to be received by proteins responsible for the necessary interactions and functions...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930470/structure-related-roles-for-the-conservation-of-the-hiv-1-fusion-peptide-sequence-revealed-by-nmr
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Soraya Serrano, Nerea Huarte, Edurne Rujas, David Andreu, Jose L Nieva, M Angeles Jimenez
Despite extensive characterization of the human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) hydrophobic fusion peptide (FP), the structure-function relationships underlying its extraordinary degree of conservation remain poorly understood. Specifically, the fact that the tandem repeat of the tripeptide FLGFLG is absolutely conserved suggests that high hydrophobicity may not suffice to unleash FP function. Here, we have compared the NMR structures adopted in nonpolar media by two FP surrogates, wtFP-tag and scrFP-tag, which had equal hydrophobicity but contained wild-type and scrambled core sequences LFLGFLG and FGLLGFL, respectively...
September 20, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930355/conformations-and-membrane-driven-self-organization-of-rodlike-fd-virus-particles-on-freestanding-lipid-membranes
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Anastasiia B Petrova, Christoph Herold, Eugene P Petrov
Membrane-mediated interactions and aggregation of colloidal particles adsorbed to responsive elastic membranes are challenging problems relevant for understanding the microscopic organization and dynamics of biological membranes. We experimentally study the behavior of rodlike semiflexible fd virus particles electrostatically adsorbed to freestanding cationic lipid membranes and find that their behavior can be controlled by tuning the membrane charge and ionic strength of the surrounding medium. Three distinct interaction regimes of rodlike virus particles with responsive elastic membranes can be observed...
September 20, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929959/-in-vitro-effect-of-vancomycin-and-daptomycin-on-biofilm-formation-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-strains
#7
Duygu Nilüfer Öcal, İştar Dolapçı, Zeynep Gençtürk, Alper Tekeli
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are one of the primer agents of blood stream infections (BSI) and catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI) which are associated mostly with the usage of central venous catheters and, important causes of morbidity and mortality despite the usage of antibacterial and supportive treatment. It is important to determine the properties of these causative microorganisms in order to make appropriate treatment of such infections. The aims of our study were to evaluate the biofilm formation of coagulase negative staphylococci (CNS) which were causative agents of bloodstream (BSI) and catheter related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI), to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of planktonic forms and minimal biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC) of sessile forms for vancomycin and daptomycin and to evaluate the efficacy of these antibiotics in infections with biofilm-forming isolates in vitro...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929799/tubulin-inhibitors-targeting-the-colchicine-binding-site-a-perspective-of-privileged-structures
#8
Wenlong Li, Honghao Sun, Shengtao Xu, Zheying Zhu, Jinyi Xu
The vital roles of microtubule in mitosis and cell division make it an attractive target for antitumor therapy. Colchicine binding site of tubulin is one of the most important pockets that have been focused on to design tubulin-destabilizing agents. Over the past few years, a large number of colchicine binding site inhibitors (CBSIs) have been developed inspired by natural products or synthetic origins, and many moieties frequently used in these CBSIs are structurally in common. In this review, we will classify the CBSIs into classical CBSIs and nonclassical CBSIs according to their spatial conformations and binding modes with tubulin, and highlight the privileged structures from these CBSIs in the development of tubulin inhibitors targeting the colchicine binding site...
September 20, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929676/-understanding-and-development-strategy-of-health-food-containing-chinese-materia-medica
#9
REVIEW
Lin-Yuan Wang, Jian-Jun Zhang, Chun Wang, Jing-Xia Wang, Ying-Li Zhu, Jia Wang, Xue-Min Gao
Health food containing Chinese materia medica (CMM) conforms to the development demands of the age of big health and the theory of preventive treatment. In the view of health care and improvement of resisting diseases, it plays an important role in the market. It is very necessary to have further study and discussion on health food containing CMM. First of all, by comparing, analyzing and summarizing, the health food containing CMM could be defined as the health food which is qualified in security and functionality evaluation, with the traditional Chinese medicines(TCM) within TCM standards as the main raw materials, and the formulation-composition is based on the theory of TCM...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929649/-rationality-of-commodity-criteria-and-traditional-breeding-of-polygala-tenuifolia-based-on-agronomic-traits-and-determination-of-chemical-components
#10
Dan-Dan Wang, Lu Bai, Xiao-Shuang Xu, Fu-Sheng Zhang, Jie Xing, Jin-Ping Jia, Hong-Ling Tian, Xue-Mei Qin
The agronomic traits (plant height, root diameter, root length, first lateral root height, lateral root amount, root weight) of 18 Polygala tenuifolia samples with different agronomic traits were analyzed, respectively. HPLC was used to analyze three main characteristic components including tenuifolin, polygalaxanthone Ⅲ, and 3,6'-disinapoyl sucrose. At last, the correlation between six agronomic traits and three main characteristic components were analyzed by scatter plot. We found no significant correlation between root diameter and three main characteristic components...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929611/microfluidic-generation-of-bioinspired-spindle-knotted-graphene-microfibers-for-oil-absorption
#11
Ziqian Wu, Jie Wang, Ze Zhao, Yunru Yu, Luoran Shang, Yuanjin Zhao
Graphene materials have a demonstrated value in water treatment. Efforts to promote these materials are focused on the generation of functional graphene adsorbents for effectively removing contaminants from water. Here, inspired by the conformation of spider silks, we present a novel graphene microfiber material with spindle-knotted microstructures by using a microfluidic emulsification and spinning collaborative technology. The size and spacing of the spindle-knots were highly controllable by adjusting the flow rates of microfluidics during the generation process of the microfibers...
September 20, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929536/mixed-phthalocyanine-porphyrin-fused-conjugated-pentameric-nanoarrays
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Jianzhuang Jiang, Yuehong Zhang, Zheng Xue, Dongdong Qi, Kang Wang, Huibiao Liu
The largest phthalocyanine-porphyrin-fused pentameric molecular arrays have been synthesized and spectroscopically characterized. The saddled molecular conformation revealed for the pentamer by DFT-D3 calculation in combination with the bulky peripheral substituents precludes effective face-to-face π-π intermolecular interaction. As a consequence, intermolecular C-H…π interactions together with the ubiquitous dispersion force arrays help to self-assemble the representative metal-free pentameric molecules into the three-dimensional supramolecular structures with nanaorod morphology in CHCl3 and n-butanol...
September 19, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929310/postoperative-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer-morbidity-of-local-only-or-local-plus-pelvic-radiotherapy
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Cora Waldstein, Wolfgang Dörr, Richard Pötter, Joachim Widder, Gregor Goldner
PURPOSE: The aim of this work was to characterise actuarial incidence and prevalence of early and late side effects of local versus pelvic three-dimensional conformal postoperative radiotherapy for prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on a risk-adapted protocol, 575 patients received either local (n = 447) or local-plus-pelvic (n = 128) radiotherapy. Gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) side effects (≥grade 2 RTOG/EORTC criteria) were prospectively assessed...
September 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929266/brazilian-meningococcal-c-conjugate-vaccine-physicochemical-immunological-and-thermal-stability-characteristics
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Renata Chagas Bastos, Marilza Batista Corrêa, Iaralice Medeiros de Souza, Milton Neto da Silva, Denise da Silva Gomes Pereira, Fernanda Otaviano Martins, Camila da Silva Faria, Ana Paula Dinis Ano Bom, Maria de Lourdes Leal, Ellen Jessouroun, José Godinho da Silva, Ricardo de Andrade Medronho, Ivna Alana Freitas Brasileiro da Silveira
High temperature is known to cause some instability in polysaccharide-protein conjugated vaccines and studies under stress conditions may be useful in determining whether short-term accidental exposure to undesired conditions can compromise product quality. In this study, we examined the structural stability of three industrial batches of Brazilian Meningococcal C conjugate bulk (MPCT) incubated at 4, 37, and 55 °C for 5 weeks. The effect of exposure to the storage temperatures was monitored by HPLC-SEC, CZE, CD and NMR techniques...
September 19, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929136/allochroic-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescence-diodes-through-field-induced-solvatochromic-effect
#15
Chunmiao Han, Chunbo Duan, Weibo Yang, Mingchen Xie, Hui Xu
Allochroic organic light-emitting devices (AOLEDs) characterized by field-dependent emissive color variation are promising as visible signal response units for intelligent applications. Most of the AOLEDs were realized by changing their recombination zones or inter- and intramolecular energy transfer, rendering the limited repeatability, stability, and electroluminescence (EL) performance. We report a novel thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) diode that featured a successive and irreversible emission color change from bluish green to deep blue during voltage increase, which uses the significant influence of host polarity on the emission color of TADF dyes, namely, solvatochromic effect...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928754/responses-of-plant-proteins-to-heavy-metal-stress-a-review
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REVIEW
Md Kamrul Hasan, Yuan Cheng, Mukesh K Kanwar, Xian-Yao Chu, Golam J Ahammed, Zhen-Yu Qi
Plants respond to environmental pollutants such as heavy metal(s) by triggering the expression of genes that encode proteins involved in stress response. Toxic metal ions profoundly affect the cellular protein homeostasis by interfering with the folding process and aggregation of nascent or non-native proteins leading to decreased cell viability. However, plants possess a range of ubiquitous cellular surveillance systems that enable them to efficiently detoxify heavy metals toward enhanced tolerance to metal stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928714/abnormal-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-predict-evolution-of-isolated-recurrent-vertigo-into-meniere-s-disease
#17
Sun-Uk Lee, Hyo-Jung Kim, Jeong-Yoon Choi, Ja-Won Koo, Ji-Soo Kim
INTRODUCTION: Vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) can be abnormal in patients with idiopathic recurrent spontaneous vertigo. We aimed to determine whether abnormal cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs) can predict evolution of isolated recurrent vertigo into Meniere's disease (MD). METHODS: We had followed up 146 patients with isolated recurrent vertigo and an evaluation of cVEMPs for 0-142 months [median = 6, interquartile range (IQR) = 0-29] at the Dizziness Clinic of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital from June 2003 to May 2014...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928647/individual-differences-in-frequency-and-topography-of-slow-and-fast-sleep-spindles
#18
Roy Cox, Anna C Schapiro, Dara S Manoach, Robert Stickgold
Sleep spindles are transient oscillatory waveforms that occur during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep across widespread cortical areas. In humans, spindles can be classified as either slow or fast, but large individual differences in spindle frequency as well as methodological difficulties have hindered progress towards understanding their function. Using two nights of high-density electroencephalography recordings from 28 healthy individuals, we first characterize the individual variability of NREM spectra and demonstrate the difficulty of determining subject-specific spindle frequencies...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928640/hdac3-inhibitor-rgfp966-modulates-neuronal-memory-for-vocal-communication-signals-in-a-songbird-model
#19
Mimi L Phan, Mark M Gergues, Shafali Mahidadia, Jorge Jimenez-Castillo, David S Vicario, Kasia M Bieszczad
Epigenetic mechanisms that modify chromatin conformation have recently been under investigation for their contributions to learning and the formation of memory. For example, the role of enzymes involved in histone acetylation are studied in the formation of long-lasting memories because memory consolidation requires gene expression events that are facilitated by an open state of chromatin. We recently proposed that epigenetic events may control the entry of specific sensory features into long-term memory by enabling transcription-mediated neuronal plasticity in sensory brain areas...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928627/a-novel-truncation-mutation-in-crybb1-associated-with-autosomal-dominant-congenital-cataract-with-nystagmus
#20
Yan Rao, Sufang Dong, Zuhua Li, Guohua Yang, Chunyan Peng, Ming Yan, Fang Zheng
PURPOSE: To identify the potential candidate genes for a large Chinese family with autosomal dominant congenital cataract (ADCC) and nystagmus, and investigate the possible molecular mechanism underlying the role of the candidate genes in cataractogenesis. METHODS: We combined the linkage analysis and direct sequencing for the candidate genes in the linkage regions to identify the causative mutation. The molecular and bio-functional properties of the proteins encoded by the candidate genes was further explored with biophysical and biochemical studies of the recombinant wild-type and mutant proteins...
2017: Molecular Vision
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