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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097664/testing-mate-choice-and-overdominance-at-mh-in-natural-families-of-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar
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C Tentelier, O Barroso-Gomila, O Lepais, A Manicki, I Romero-Garmendia, B M Jugo
This study aimed to test mate choice and selection during early life stages on major histocompatibility (MH) genotype in natural families of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar spawners and juveniles, using nine microsatellites to reconstruct families, one microsatellite linked to an MH class I gene and one minisatellite linked to an MH class II gene. MH-based mate choice was only detected for the class I locus on the first year, with lower expected heterozygosity in the offspring of actually mated pairs than predicted under random mating...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096435/regulation-of-aldosterone-secretion-by-mineralocorticoid-receptor-mediated-signaling
#2
Cherish Chong, Anis Hamid, Tham Yao, Amanda Garza, Luminita Pojoga, Gail K Adler, Jose R Romero, Gordon H Williams
We posit the existence of a paracrine/autocrine negative feedback loop, mediated by the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR), regulating aldosterone secretion. To assess this hypothesis we asked whether altering MR activity in zona glomerulosa (ZG) cells affects aldosterone production. To this end, we studied ex vivo ZG cells isolated from male Wistar rats fed chow containing either high (1.6% Na+ [HS]) or low (0.03% Na+ [LS]) amount of sodium. Western blot analyses demonstrated that MR was present in both the ZG and zona fasciculata/zona reticularis (ZF/ZR/ZR)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095450/non-lytic-egression-of-infectious-bursal-disease-virus-ibdv-particles-from-infected-cells
#3
Fernando Méndez, Nicolás Romero, Liliana L Cubas, Laura R Delgui, Dolores Rodríguez, José F Rodríguez
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), a member of the Birnaviridae family, is responsible for a devastating immunosuppressive disease affecting juvenile domestic chickens. IBDV particles are naked icosahedrons enclosing a bipartite double-stranded RNA genome harboring three open reading frames (ORF). One of these ORFs codes for VP5, a non-structural polypeptide dispensable for virus replication in tissue culture but essential for IBDV pathogenesis. Using two previously described recombinant viruses, whose genomes differ in a single nucleotide, expressing or not the VP5 polypeptide, we have analyzed the role of this polypeptide during the IBDV replication process...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094361/two-different-critical-regimes-enclosed-in-the-bean-rodbell-model-and-their-implications-for-the-field-dependence-and-universal-scaling-of-the-magnetocaloric-effect
#4
C Romero-Muñiz, V Franco, A Conde
In the last few years power laws and universal scaling have been extensively used to study the field dependence of the magnitudes involved in the magnetocaloric effect of materials. They are key tools which allow us to compare the performing properties of different materials regardless of their nature, processing or experimental conditions during measurements. It was proved that power laws and universal scaling are a direct consequence of critical phenomena in the neighborhood of phase transitions. However, there remains some controversy about the reliability of these procedures...
January 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093282/il-1%C3%AE-induces-up-regulation-of-birc3-a-gene-involved-in-chemoresistance-to-doxorubicin-in-breast-cancer-cells
#5
Mónica Mendoza-Rodríguez, Haruki Arévalo Romero, Ezequiel M Fuentes-Pananá, Jorge-Tonatiuh Ayala-Sumuano, Isaura Meza
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) of tumor cells facilitates their progress to metastasis. In the tumor microenvironment the inflammatory cytokine 1β (IL-1β) has been associated with tumor development and invasiveness. IL-1β-induced EMT triggers the expression of markers associated with malignancy. We have recently reported that an IL-1β-highly responsive clone (6D cells) from non-invasive MCF-7 breast cancer cells activates PI3K/Rac and IL-1RI/β-catenin pathways that up-regulate the transcription of genes involved in an EMT-like process...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088418/laboratory-silo-type-and-inoculation-effects-on-nutritional-composition-fermentation-and-bacterial-and-fungal-communities-of-oat-silage
#6
J J Romero, Y Zhao, M A Balseca-Paredes, F Tiezzi, E Gutierrez-Rodriguez, M S Castillo
The objectives were to evaluate (1) the use of 2 types of experimental silos (S) to characterize whole-crop oat (Avena sativa L.) silage with or without addition of an inoculant (I), and (2) the effect of inoculation on the microbial community structure of oats ensiled using only plastic bucket silos (BKT). From each of 6 sections in a field, oats were harvested, treated (INO) or not (CON) with inoculant, packed into 19-L BKT or vacuum bags (BG), and ensiled for 217 d. The inoculant added contained Lactobacillus buchneri and Pediococcus pentosaceus (4 × 10(5) and 1 × 10(5) cfu/g of fresh oats, respectively)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087686/amoebozoans-are-secretly-but-ancestrally-sexual-evidence-for-sex-genes-and-potential-novel-crossover-pathways-in-diverse-groups-of-amoebae
#7
Yonas I Tekle, Fiona C Wood, Laura A Katz, Mario A Cerón-Romero, Lydia A Gorfu
Sex is beneficial in eukaryotes as it can increase genetic diversity, reshuffle their genomes, and purge deleterious mutations. Yet, its evolution remains a mystery. The eukaryotic clade supergroup Amoebozoa encompasses diverse lineages of polymorphic amoeboid forms, including both free-living and parasitic lineages. The group is generally believed to be asexual, though recent studies show that some of its members are implicated in cryptic forms of sexual cycles. In this study we conduct a comprehensive inventory and analysis of genes involved in meiosis and related processes, in order to investigate the evolutionary history of sex in the clade...
January 13, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087022/peripilar-hair-casts
#8
Lucía Campos-Muñoz, Alejandro Fueyo-Casado, Carmen Carranza-Romero, Elena Gonzalez-Guerra, Eduardo López-Bran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079214/estimating-carrier-relaxation-times-in-the-ba8ga16ge30-clathrate-in-the-extrinsic-regime
#9
Robert L González-Romero, A Antonelli
We used a semi-empirical method to extract carrier relaxation times at different temperatures (τ(T)) in thermoelectric materials from a combination of experimental results and first-principles calculations. The methodology is based on the Boltzmann transport equation formalism within the relaxation time approximation. It can be applied to single crystals and polycrystalline materials. We applied the method to investigate the electronic transport properties of the clathrate compound Ba8Ga16Ge30 type-I. The calculations indicate that the carrier relaxation process in single crystals is dominated by electron-phonon scattering (τ ∝ T(-3/2)), while in polycrystalline materials scattering at grain boundaries dominates (τ ∼ cte)...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079145/galectin-3-as-a-marker-of-interstitial-atrial-remodelling-involved-in-atrial-fibrillation
#10
Diana Hernández-Romero, Juan Antonio Vílchez, Álvaro Lahoz, Ana I Romero-Aniorte, Eva Jover, Arcadio García-Alberola, Rubén Jara-Rubio, Carlos M Martínez, Mariano Valdés, Francisco Marín
Remodelling in the atria could appear as a result of hypertension, diabetes or ischaemic heart disease. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is a mediator of profibrotic pathways and a potential biomarker of cardiac remodelling. We prospectively recruited consecutive patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Preoperative Gal-3 levels were determined from serum samples, and the presence of fibrosis was assessed from atrial appendage tissue samples obtained during cardiac surgery. We included 100 patients with aortic valve or ischaemic heart diseases and 15 controls with permanent AF...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078614/resistance-exercise-reduces-seizure-occurrence-attenuates-memory-deficits-and-restores-bdnf-signaling-in-rats-with-chronic-epilepsy
#11
Alexandre Aparecido de Almeida, Sérgio Gomes da Silva, Glauber Menezes Lopim, Diego Vannucci Campos, Jansen Fernandes, Francisco Romero Cabral, Ricardo Mario Arida
Epilepsy is a disease characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Cognitive impairment is an important comorbidity of chronic epilepsy. Human and animal model studies of epilepsy have shown that aerobic exercise induces beneficial structural and functional changes and reduces the number of seizures. However, little is yet understood about the effects of resistance exercise on epilepsy. We evaluated the effects of a resistance exercise program on the number of seizures, long-term memory and expression/activation of signaling proteins in rats with epilepsy...
January 11, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077771/the-correlated-evolution-of-antipredator-defences-and-brain-size-in-mammals
#12
Theodore Stankowich, Ashly N Romero
Mammals that possess elaborate antipredator defences such as body armour, spines and quills are usually well protected, intermediate in size, primarily insectivorous and live in simple open environments. The benefits of such defences seem clear and may relax selection on maintaining cognitive abilities that aid in vigilance and predator recognition, and their bearers may accrue extensive production and maintenance costs. Here, in this comparative phylogenetic analysis of measurements of encephalization quotient and morphological defence scores of 647 mammal species representing nearly every order, we found that as lineages evolve stronger defences, they suffer a correlated reduction in encephalization...
January 11, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077657/lmp1-and-lmp2a-collaborate-to-promote-epstein-barr-virus-ebv-induced-b-cell-lymphomas-in-a-cord-blood-humanized-mouse-model-but-are-not-essential
#13
Shi-Dong Ma, Ming-Han Tsai, James C Romero-Masters, Erik A Ranheim, Shane M Huebner, Jillian Bristol, Henri-Jacques Delecluse, Shannon C Kenney
: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is associated with B cell lymphomas in humans. The ability of EBV to convert human B cells into long-lived lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) in vitro requires the collaborative effects of EBNA2 (which hijacks notch signaling), LMP1 (which mimics CD40 signaling), and EBNA 3A/3C (which inhibit oncogene-induced senescence and apoptosis). However, we recently showed that an LMP1-deleted EBV mutant induces B cell lymphomas in a newly developed cord blood-humanized mouse model that allows EBV-infected B cells to interact with CD4 T cells (the major source of CD40 ligand)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077500/distinct-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-extraocular-muscle-and-fat-from-patients-with-graves-orbitopathy
#14
Ivana Lopes Romero-Kusabara, José Vital Filho, Nilza Maria Scalissi, Keli Cardoso Melo, Giovanni Demartino, Carlos Alberto Longui, Murilo Rezende Melo, Adriano Namo Cury
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare patients with thyroid eye disease (TED) and normal controls with respect to the expression of the GRα, IKK1, IκB, c-Fos (AP-1), NF-kB, and 11β-HSD1 genes in orbital fat (OF) and extraocular muscle (EOM). DESIGN AND METHODS: A prospective study design was used to evaluate 34 TED patients and 38 healthy controls. OF was harvested from 33 TED patients and 27 controls. EOM biopsies were obtained from 32 TED patients and 18 controls...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077068/structure-and-evolution-of-the-filaggrin-gene-repeated-region-in-primates
#15
Vanessa Romero, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Hirofumi Nakaoka, Hiroki Shibata, Ituro Inoue
BACKGROUND: The evolutionary dynamics of repeat sequences is quite complex, with some duplicates never having differentiated from each other. Two models can explain the complex evolutionary process for repeated genes-concerted and birth-and-death, of which the latter is driven by duplications maintained by selection. Copy number variations caused by random duplications and losses in repeat regions may modulate molecular pathways and therefore affect phenotypic characteristics in a population, resulting in individuals that are able to adapt to new environments...
January 11, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076478/liver-transplantation-for-carcinoma-hepatocellular-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-414-cases-by-the-milan-brazil-criteria
#16
Gustavo Pilotto D Sá, Fernando P P Vicentine, Alcides A Salzedas-Netto, Carla Adriana Loureiro de Matos, Luiz R Romero, Dario F P Tejada, Paulo Celso Bosco Massarollo, Gaspar J Lopes-Filho, Adriano M Gonzalez
Background: The criterion of Milan (CM) has been used as standard for indication of liver transplantation (LTx) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) worldwide for nearly 20 years. Several centers have adopted criteria expanded in order to increase the number of patients eligible to liver transplantation, while maintaining good survival rates. In Brazil, since 2006, the criterion of Milan/Brazil (CMB), which disregards nodules <2 cm, is adopted, including patients with a higher number of small nodules...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076302/detecting-paraprotein-interference-on-a-direct-bilirubin-assay-by-reviewing-the-photometric-reaction-data
#17
Elena García-González, Maite Aramendía, Ricardo González-Tarancón, Naiara Romero-Sánchez, Luis Rello
BACKGROUND: The direct bilirubin (D-Bil) assay on the AU Beckman Coulter instrumentation can be interfered by paraproteins, which may result in spurious D-Bil results. In a previous work, we took advantage of this fact to detect this interference, thus helping with the identification of patients with unsuspected monoclonal gammopathies. In this work, we investigate the possibility to detect interference based on the review of the photometric reactions, regardless of the D-Bil result. METHODS: The D-Bil assay was carried out in a set of 2164 samples...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075501/a-recoverable-ruthenium-aqua-complex-supported-onto-silica-particles-an-efficient-epoxidation-catalyst
#18
M Isabel Romero, Ingrid Ferrer, Xavier Fontrodona, Anna Roig, Montserrat Rodríguez
The preparation and characterization of new complexes with a phosphonated trpy ligand (trpy-P-Et) and a bidentate pyridylpyrazole (pypz-Me) ligand, with formula [RuII(trpy-P-Et)(pypz-Me)X]n+ (X = Cl, n= 1, 2; X=H2O, n=2, 3) is described, together with the anchoring of 3 onto two types of supports: mesoporous silica particles (SP) and silica coated magnetic particles (MSP). The aqua complex 3 is easily obtained through reflux of 2 in water and displays a bielectronic Ru(IV/II) redox process. It has been anchored onto SP and MSP supports through two different synthetic strategies, yielding the heterogeneous systems SP@3 and MSP@3 that have been fully characterized by IR, UV-vis, SEM, CV and DPV...
January 11, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075020/adenosine-receptors-regulate-gap-junction-coupling-of-the-human-cerebral-microvascular-endothelial-cells-hcmec-d3-by-ca-2-influx-through-cng-channels
#19
Almke Bader, Willem Bintig, Daniela Begandt, Anne Klett, Ina G Siller, Carola Gregor, Frank Schaarschmidt, Babette Weksler, Ignacio Romero, Pierre-Olivier Couraud, Stefan W Hell, Anaclet Ngezahayo
The human cerebral microvascular endothelial cell line hCMEC/D3 was used to characterize the physiological link between adenosine receptors and the gap junction coupling in endothelial cells of the blood-brain barrier. Expressed adenosine receptor subtypes and connexin (Cx) isoforms were identified by RT-PCR. Scrape loading/dye transfer was used to evaluate the impact of the A2A and A2B adenosine receptor subtype agonist 2-phenylaminoadenosine (2-PAA) on the gap junction coupling. We found that 2-PAA stimulated cAMP synthesis and enhanced gap junction coupling in a concentration-dependent manner...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074986/-recommendations-for-the-management-of-pancreatic-cancer-type-adenocarcinoma-a-consensus-statement-reached-during-the-2015-latin-american-symposium-on-gastroenterological-oncology
#20
Christian Caglevic, Jorge Gallardo, Marcela de la Torre, Mauricio Mahave, Bettina Müller, Sebastián Solé, Yuri Moscoso, Hernán De La Fuente, Juan Carlos Roa, Sebastián Hoefler, Jean M Butte, Pablo González M, Juan Manuel O'Connor, Javiera Torres, Verónica Pérez Encalada, Daniel Alarcón Cano, Luis Ubillos, Christian Rolfo, Alejo Lingua, Consuelo Díaz Romero, Alejandro Padilla Rosciano, Viviana Cuartero, Germán Calderillo Ruiz, Gilberto Schwartsmann, Xavier Kon Jara, Andrés Andrade G, Luis Mas López, Olga Barajas, Marcela Carballido, Hanns Lembach, Lena Morillas G, Enrique Roca, José Lobatón, Paola Montenegro B, Andrés Yepes, Hugo Marsiglia
Pancreatic cancer is a malignancy of great impact in developed countries and is having an increasing impact in Latin America. Incidence and mortality rates are similar for this cancer. This is an important reason to offer to the patients the best treatments available. During the Latin American Symposium of Gastroenterology Oncology (SLAGO) held in Viña del Mar, Chile, in April 2015, a multidisciplinary group of specialists in the field met to discuss about this disease. The main conclusions of this meeting, where practitioners from most of Latin American countries participated, are listed in this consensus that seek to serve as a guide for better decision making for patients with pancreatic cancer in Latin America...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
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