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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101464/anti-inflammatory-and-antibothropic-properties-of-jatropha-elliptica-a-plant-from-brazilian-cerrado-biome
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Sára Cósta Ferreira-Rodrigues, Cássio Milhomens Rodrigues, Marcio Galdino Dos Santos, Jean Antonio Abraham Gautuz, Magali Glauzer Silva, José Carlos Cogo, Camila Batista-Silva, Cleiton Pita Dos Santos, Francisco Carlos Groppo, Karina Cogo-Müller, Yoko Oshima-Franco
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibothropic and anti-inflammatory properties of J. elliptica.Methods: Phytochemical screening and thin-layer chromatography (TLC) assays were performed on J. elliptica hydroalcoholic extract (TE) in order to observe its main constituents. The antibothropic activity of TE was evaluated by the in vitro neuromuscular blockade caused by Bothrops jararacussu venom (Bjssu), in a mouse phrenic nerve-diaphragm model (PND). A quantitative histological study was carried out to observe a possible protection of TE against the venom myotoxicity...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101135/towards-the-10-year-milestone-of-journal-of-biological-engineering
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EDITORIAL
Jeong-Yeol Yoon
October 10(th), 2016 marked the 9(th) anniversary for the Journal of Biological Engineering (JBE), the official journal of Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE), published by BioMed Central. We are entering into the 10(th) year of its exciting and productive history. In this editorial, a brief history of JBE is summarized, along with a series of analyses on average number of citations, breakdown of topical subjects, geographical representations and so forth for all published articles in JBE. Future prospects and new directions of JBE are also described in this editorial...
2017: Journal of Biological Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099581/minimal-residual-disease-detection-in-tunisian-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-based-on-immunoglobulin-gene-rearrangements
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S Besbes, W S Hamadou, M L Boulland, Y B Youssef, B Achour, H Regaieg, A Khelif, T Fest, Z Soua
IGH gene rearrangement and IGK-Kde gene deletion can be used as molecular markers for the assessment of B lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). Minimal residual disease detected based on those markers is currently the most reliable prognosis factor in B-ALL. The aim of this study was to use clonal IGH/IGK-Kde gene rearrangements to confirm B-ALL diagnosis and to evaluate the treatment outcome of Tunisian leukemic patients by monitoring the minimal residual disease (MRD) after induction chemotherapy...
January 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095487/dna-metabarcoding-of-amazonian-ichthyoplankton-swarms
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M E Maggia, Y Vigouroux, J F Renno, F Duponchelle, E Desmarais, J Nunez, C García-Dávila, F M Carvajal-Vallejos, E Paradis, J F Martin, C Mariac
Tropical rainforests harbor extraordinary biodiversity. The Amazon basin is thought to hold 30% of all river fish species in the world. Information about the ecology, reproduction, and recruitment of most species is still lacking, thus hampering fisheries management and successful conservation strategies. One of the key understudied issues in the study of population dynamics is recruitment. Fish larval ecology in tropical biomes is still in its infancy owing to identification difficulties. Molecular techniques are very promising tools for the identification of larvae at the species level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094794/diversity-and-carbon-storage-across-the-tropical-forest-biome
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Martin J P Sullivan, Joey Talbot, Simon L Lewis, Oliver L Phillips, Lan Qie, Serge K Begne, Jerôme Chave, Aida Cuni-Sanchez, Wannes Hubau, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Lera Miles, Abel Monteagudo-Mendoza, Bonaventure Sonké, Terry Sunderland, Hans Ter Steege, Lee J T White, Kofi Affum-Baffoe, Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Everton Cristo de Almeida, Edmar Almeida de Oliveira, Patricia Alvarez-Loayza, Esteban Álvarez Dávila, Ana Andrade, Luiz E O C Aragão, Peter Ashton, Gerardo A Aymard C, Timothy R Baker, Michael Balinga, Lindsay F Banin, Christopher Baraloto, Jean-Francois Bastin, Nicholas Berry, Jan Bogaert, Damien Bonal, Frans Bongers, Roel Brienen, José Luís C Camargo, Carlos Cerón, Victor Chama Moscoso, Eric Chezeaux, Connie J Clark, Álvaro Cogollo Pacheco, James A Comiskey, Fernando Cornejo Valverde, Eurídice N Honorio Coronado, Greta Dargie, Stuart J Davies, Charles De Canniere, Marie Noel Djuikouo K, Jean-Louis Doucet, Terry L Erwin, Javier Silva Espejo, Corneille E N Ewango, Sophie Fauset, Ted R Feldpausch, Rafael Herrera, Martin Gilpin, Emanuel Gloor, Jefferson S Hall, David J Harris, Terese B Hart, Kuswata Kartawinata, Lip Khoon Kho, Kanehiro Kitayama, Susan G W Laurance, William F Laurance, Miguel E Leal, Thomas Lovejoy, Jon C Lovett, Faustin Mpanya Lukasu, Jean-Remy Makana, Yadvinder Malhi, Leandro Maracahipes, Beatriz S Marimon, Ben Hur Marimon Junior, Andrew R Marshall, Paulo S Morandi, John Tshibamba Mukendi, Jaques Mukinzi, Reuben Nilus, Percy Núñez Vargas, Nadir C Pallqui Camacho, Guido Pardo, Marielos Peña-Claros, Pascal Pétronelli, Georgia C Pickavance, Axel Dalberg Poulsen, John R Poulsen, Richard B Primack, Hari Priyadi, Carlos A Quesada, Jan Reitsma, Maxime Réjou-Méchain, Zorayda Restrepo, Ervan Rutishauser, Kamariah Abu Salim, Rafael P Salomão, Ismayadi Samsoedin, Douglas Sheil, Rodrigo Sierra, Marcos Silveira, J W Ferry Slik, Lisa Steel, Hermann Taedoumg, Sylvester Tan, John W Terborgh, Sean C Thomas, Marisol Toledo, Peter M Umunay, Luis Valenzuela Gamarra, Ima Célia Guimarães Vieira, Vincent A Vos, Ophelia Wang, Simon Willcock, Lise Zemagho
Tropical forests are global centres of biodiversity and carbon storage. Many tropical countries aspire to protect forest to fulfil biodiversity and climate mitigation policy targets, but the conservation strategies needed to achieve these two functions depend critically on the tropical forest tree diversity-carbon storage relationship. Assessing this relationship is challenging due to the scarcity of inventories where carbon stocks in aboveground biomass and species identifications have been simultaneously and robustly quantified...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092748/optimizing-selective-cutting-strategies-for-maximum-carbon-stocks-and-yield-of-moso-bamboo-forest-using-biome-bgc-model
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Fangjie Mao, Guomo Zhou, Pingheng Li, Huaqiang Du, Xiaojun Xu, Yongjun Shi, Lufeng Mo, Yufeng Zhou, Guoqing Tu
The selective cutting method currently used in Moso bamboo forests has resulted in a reduction of stand productivity and carbon sequestration capacity. Given the time and labor expense involved in addressing this problem manually, simulation using an ecosystem model is the most suitable approach. The BIOME-BGC model was improved to suit managed Moso bamboo forests, which was adapted to include age structure, specific ecological processes and management measures of Moso bamboo forest. A field selective cutting experiment was done in nine plots with three cutting intensities (high-intensity, moderate-intensity and low-intensity) during 2010-2013, and biomass of these plots was measured for model validation...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089046/deception-island-antarctica-harbors-a-diverse-assemblage-of-wood-decay-fungi
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Benjamin W Held, Robert A Blanchette
Very little is known about fungal diversity in Antarctica as compared to other biomes and how these important organisms function in this unusual ecosystem. Perhaps one of the most unusual ecosystems is that of Deception Island; an active volcanic island part of the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic Peninsula. Here we describe the fungal diversity associated with historic wood from structures on the island, which reveals a diverse fungal assemblage of known wood decay fungi as well as the discovery of undescribed species...
February 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088026/current-ambient-concentrations-of-ozone-in-panama-modulate-the-leaf-chemistry-of-the-tropical-tree-ficus-insipida
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Gerald F Schneider, Alexander W Cheesman, Klaus Winter, Benjamin L Turner, Stephen Sitch, Thomas A Kursar
Tropospheric ozone (O3) is a major air pollutant and greenhouse gas, affecting carbon dynamics, ecological interactions, and agricultural productivity across continents and biomes. Elevated [O3] has been documented in tropical evergreen forests, the epicenters of terrestrial primary productivity and plant-consumer interactions. However, the effects of O3 on vegetation have not previously been studied in these forests. In this study, we quantified ambient O3 in a region shared by forests and urban/commercial zones in Panama and found levels two to three times greater than in remote tropical sites...
December 27, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081278/population-structure-of-annona-crassiflora-an-endemic-plant-species-of-the-brazilian-cerrado
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R Gwinner, T A Setotaw, F A Rodrigues, D V C França, F A da Silveira, L A S Pio, M Pasqual
Habitat fragmentation has numerous consequences, particularly to endemic species, and has a negative impact on the genetic diversity of neglected species, leading to genetic drift. Annona crassiflora Mart. is a species that is endemic to Brazil, and its incidence in the Cerrado biome has decreased. The identification and characterization of its remaining diversity is necessary for its conservation. Our aim was to study the population structure of A. crassiflora populations from different Cerrado regions in Minas Gerais State, Brazil (Corinto, Curvelo, Carmo da Mata, Boa Esperança, and Paraguaçu) using inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers and DNA content...
December 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072853/terrestrial-macrofungal-diversity-from-the-tropical-dry-evergreen-biome-of-southern-india-and-its-potential-role-in-aerobiology
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Hema Priyamvada, M Akila, Raj Kamal Singh, R Ravikrishna, R S Verma, Ligy Philip, R R Marathe, L K Sahu, K P Sudheer, S S Gunthe
Macrofungi have long been investigated for various scientific purposes including their food and medicinal characteristics. Their role in aerobiology as a fraction of the primary biological aerosol particles (PBAPs), however, has been poorly studied. In this study, we present a source of macrofungi with two different but interdependent objectives: (i) to characterize the macrofungi from a tropical dry evergreen biome in southern India using advanced molecular techniques to enrich the database from this region, and (ii) to assess whether identified species of macrofungi are a potential source of atmospheric PBAPs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072567/commentary-on-the-integration-of-model-sharing-and-reproducibility-analysis-to-scholarly-publishing-workflow-in-computational-biomechanics
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Ahmet Erdemir, Trent M Guess, Jason P Halloran, Luca Modenese, Jeffrey A Reinbolt, Darryl G Thelen, Brian R Umberger, Ahmet Erdemir, Trent M Guess, Jason P Halloran, Luca Modenese, Jeffrey A Reinbolt, Darryl G Thelen, Brian R Umberger, Brian R Umberger, Ahmet Erdemir, Darryl G Thelen, Trent M Guess, Jeffrey A Reinbolt, Luca Modenese, Jason P Halloran
OBJECTIVE: The overall goal of this paper is to demonstrate that dissemination of models and analyses for assessing the reproducibility of simulation results can be incorporated in the scientific review process in biomechanics. METHODS: As part of a special issue on model sharing and reproducibility in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, two manuscripts on computational biomechanics were submitted: Rajagopal et al., IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., 2016 and Schmitz and Piovesan, IEEE Trans...
October 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070679/diversity-of-microbial-carbohydrate-active-enzymes-cazymes-associated-with-freshwater-and-soil-samples-from-caatinga-biome
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Ana Camila Andrade, Adriana Fróes, Fabyano Álvares Cardoso Lopes, Fabiano L Thompson, Ricardo Henrique Krüger, Elizabeth Dinsdale, Thiago Bruce
Semi-arid and arid areas occupy about 33% of terrestrial ecosystems. However, little information is available about microbial diversity in the semi-arid Caatinga, which represents a unique biome that extends to about 11% of the Brazilian territory and is home to extraordinary diversity and high endemism level of species. In this study, we characterized the diversity of microbial genes associated with biomass conversion (carbohydrate-active enzymes, or so-called CAZYmes) in soil and freshwater of the Caatinga...
January 9, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067984/controlled-release-of-clarithromycin-from-plga-microspheres-enhances-bone-regeneration-in-rabbit-calvaria-defects
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Ali Alenezi, Yoshihito Naito, Takayuki Terukina, Widyasri Prananingrum, Yohei Jinno, Tatsuaki Tagami, Tetsuya Ozeki, Silvia Galli, Ryo Jimbo
This study evaluated the sustained release effect of clarithromycin-loaded in PLGA microspheres in a rabbit calvaria defect model. Four bone defects (ø5.0) were created in the calvaria of New Zealand White rabbits (n = 21, n = 7/time point). The defects were randomly designated to four groups. Group 1: No augmentation (sham), Group 2: beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP), Group 3: β-TCP with 0.12 µg clarithromycin, and Group 4: β-TCP with 6.12 µg PLGA microspheres loaded with 0.12 µg Clarithromycin...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065865/heterocyte-forming-cyanobacteria-from-brazilian-saline-alkaline-lakes
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Diego Bonaldo Genuário, Ana Paula Dini Andreote, Marcelo Gomes Marçal Vieira Vaz, Marli Fátima Fiore
Studies investigating the diversity of cyanobacteria from tropical environments are scarce, especially those devoted to the isolation and molecular characterization of the isolated strains. Among the Brazilian biomes, Pantanal has mainly been examined through microscopic observation of environmental samples, resulting in lists of morphotypes without any genetic information. Recently, two studies were conducted evaluating the morphologic and genetic diversity of cultured non-heterocytous cyanobacteria in this biome, which resulted in the separation and description of two novel genera...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062969/distinct-bacterial-communities-across-a-gradient-of-vegetation-from-a-preserved-brazilian-cerrado
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Ademir Sergio Ferreira de Araujo, Walderly Melgaço Bezerra, Vilma Maria Dos Santos, Sandra Mara Barbosa Rocha, Nilza da Silva Carvalho, Maria do Carmo Catanho Pereira de Lyra, Marcia do Vale Barreto Figueiredo, Ângela Celis de Almeida Lopes, Vania Maria Maciel Melo
The Cerrado biome in the Sete Cidades National Park, an Ecological Reserve in Northeastern Brazil, has conserved its native biodiversity and presents a variety of plants found in other savannas in Brazil. Despite this finding the soil microbial diversity and community structure are poorly understood. Therefore, we described soil bacterial diversity and distribution along a savanna vegetation gradient taking into account the prevailing environmental factors. The bacterial composition was retrieved by sequencing a fragment of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene...
January 6, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061792/quantification-of-two-isomeric-flavones-in-rat-colon-tissue-using-reverse-phase-high-performance-liquid-chromatography
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Crystal L Whitted, Victoria E Palau, Ruben D Torrenegra, Oscar E Rodriguez, Sam Harirforoosh
BACKGROUND: Antineoplastic activity has been previously shown for two isomeric flavones, 5,7-dihydroxy-3,6,8-trimethoxy flavone (flavone A) and 3,5-dihydroxy-6,7,8-trimethoxy flavone (flavone B), against colon cancer cell lines (Thomas et al. in PLoS ONE 7:e39806, 5). Here, we present modified methods for the extraction and quantification of flavones A and B in rat colon tissue after intravenous dosing via high performance liquid chromatography, from the originally described procedure for extraction and quantification in rat plasma (Whitted et al...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058722/cell-level-anatomical-characteristics-explain-high-mesophyll-conductance-and-photosynthetic-capacity-in-sclerophyllous-mediterranean-oaks
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José Javier Peguero-Pina, Sergio Sisó, Jaume Flexas, Jeroni Galmés, Ana García-Nogales, Ülo Niinemets, Domingo Sancho-Knapik, Miguel Ángel Saz, Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín
Leaf mass per area (LMA) has been suggested to negatively affect the mesophyll conductance to CO2 (gm ), which is the most limiting factor for area-based photosynthesis (AN ) in many Mediterranean sclerophyll species. However, despite their high LMA, these species have similar AN to plants from other biomes. Variations in other leaf anatomical traits, such as mesophyll and chloroplast surface area exposed to intercellular air space (Sm /S and Sc /S), may offset the restrictions imposed by high LMA in gm and AN in these species...
January 6, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052466/effect-of-postharvest-practices-including-degreening-on-citrus-carpoplane-microbial-biomes
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A Gomba, L Chidamba, L Korsten
AIMS: To investigate the effect of commercial citrus packhouse processing steps on the fruit surface microbiome of Clementines and Palmer navel oranges. METHODS AND RESULTS: Viable bacteria, yeasts and fungi counts, and pyrosequencing analysis of the 16S rRNA and ITS were used to evaluate the community structure and population dynamics of phylloepiphytic bacteria and fungi associated with commercial postharvest processing. Drenching significantly reduced microbial counts in all cases except for yeasts on navels, while the extend of degreening effects varied between the citrus varieties...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050271/evolution-of-tumor-clones-in-adult-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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S Yu Smirnova, Yu V Sidorova, N V Ryzhikova, K A Sychevskaya, E N Parovichnikova, A B Sudarikov
Clonal instability of a tumor cell population in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may complicate the monitoring of a minimal residual disease (MRD) by means of patient-specific targets identified at the disease onset. Most of the data concerning the possible instability of rearranged clonal TCR and IG genes during disease recurrence were obtained for ALL in children. The appropriate features of adult ALL, which are known to differ from those of childhood ALL in certain biological characteristics and prognosis, remain insufficiently studied...
October 2016: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042914/the-polyanalgesic-consensus-conference-pacc-recommendations-for-intrathecal-drug-delivery-guidance-for-improving-safety-and-mitigating-risks
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REVIEW
Timothy R Deer, Jason E Pope, Salim Hayek, Tim J Lamer, Iler Elias Veizi, Michael Erdek, Mark S Wallace, Jay S Grider, Robert M Levy, Joshua Prager, Steven M Rosen, Michael Saulino, Tony L Yaksh, Jose A De Andrés, David Abejon Gonzalez, Jan Vesper, Stefan Schu, Brian Simpson, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: Intrathecal therapy is an important part of the pain treatment algorithm for chronic disease states. The use of this option is a viable treatment strategy, but it is inherent for pain physicians to understand risk assessment and mitigation. In this manuscript, we explore evidence and mitigating strategies to improve safety with intrathecal therapy. METHODS: A robust literature search was performed covering January 2011 to October 9, 2016, in PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE, Biomed Central, Google Scholar, Current Contents Connect, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts...
January 2, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
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