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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728299/-the-value-of-b7-h4-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-in-diagnosing-the-benign-and-malignant-pleural-effusion
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F Wei, Y Wei, L F Li, G L Li, G J Wang
Objective: To evaluate the value of combined detection of negative costimulatory molecule B7-H4 and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in diagnosing malignant and benign pleural effusion. Methods: Ninety-seven pleural effusion specimen were collected, 55 of which were diagnosed as malignant pleural effusion and 42 were benign pleural effusion. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA) was used to examine the concentration of B7-H4 and CEA in pleural effusion. Electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay was used to detect the CEA level in pleural effusion...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728006/an-electrochemical-impedance-biosensor-for-hg-2-detection-based-on-dna-hydrogel-by-coupling-with-dnazyme-assisted-target-recycling-and-hybridization-chain-reaction
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Wei Cai, Shunbi Xie, Jin Zhang, Dianyong Tang, Ying Tang
In this work, an electrochemical impedance biosensor for high sensitive detection of Hg(2+) was presented by coupling with Hg(2+)-induced activation of Mg(2+)-specific DNAzyme (Mg(2+)-DNAzyme) for target cycling and hybridization chain reaction (HCR) assembled DNA hydrogel for signal amplification. Firstly, we synthesized two different copolymer chains P1 and P2 by modifying hairpin DNA H3 and H4 with acrylamide polymer, respectively. Subsequently, Hg(2+) was served as trigger to activate the Mg(2+)-DNAzyme for selectively cleavage ribonucleobase-modified substrate in the presence of Mg(2+)...
July 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726488/use-of-an-electrostatic-spraying-system-or-the-sprayed-lethality-in-container-method-to-deliver-antimicrobial-agents-onto-the-surface-of-beef-subprimals-to-control-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli
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J Max Stella, John B Luchansky, Kelsey Miller, Bradley A Shoyer, Laura E Shane, Lianna McGeary, Manuela Osoria, Laura J Stahler, Nicholas J Sevart, Randall K Phebus, Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Anna C S Porto-Fett
The efficacy of an electrostatic spraying system (ESS) and/or the sprayed lethality in container (SLIC) method to deliver antimicrobial agents onto the surface of beef subprimals to reduce levels of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) was evaluated. Beef subprimals were surface inoculated (lean side; ca. 5.8 log CFU per subprimal) with 2 mL of an eight-strain cocktail comprising single strains of rifampin-resistant (100 μg/mL) STEC (O26:H11, O45:H2, O103:H2, O104:H4, O111:H(-), O121:H19, O145:NM, and O157:H7)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724284/inter-alpha-inhibitor-h4-as-a-potential-biomarker-predicting-the-treatment-outcomes-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Eun-Jung Lee, Seung-Hyun Yang, Kyoung-Jin Kim, Hyejung Cha, Seo Jin Lee, Ji-Hye Kim, Junkyu Song, Kyung-Hee Chun, Jinsil Seong
Purpose: Early prediction of treatment outcomes represents an essential step towards increased treatment efficacy and survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we performed two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) followed by protein profiling to identify biomarkers predictive of therapeutic outcomes in patients with HCC who received liver-directed therapy (LDTx) involving local radiotherapy (RT), and studied the underlying mechanisms of the identified proteins...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723624/lncrna-ancr-down-regulation-promotes-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-emt-and-metastasis-in-breast-cancer
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Zhongwei Li, Meichen Dong, Dongmei Fan, Pingfu Hou, Hongyuan Li, Lingxia Liu, Cong Lin, Jiwei Liu, Liangping Su, Lan Wu, Xiaoxue Li, Baiqu Huang, Jun Lu, Yu Zhang
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a progression of cellular plasticity critical for development, differentiation, cancer cells migration and tumor metastasis. As a well-studied factor, TGF-β participates in EMT and involves in physiological and pathological functions of tumor progression. Accumulating evidence indicates that long noncoding RNAs(lncRNAs) play crucial roles in EMT and tumor metastasis. Here, we find that lncRNA ANCR participates in TGF-β1-induced EMT. By our ChIP and Real-time PCR assays, we reveal that TGF-β1 down-regulates ANCR expression by increasing HDAC3 enrichment at ANCR promoter region, which decreases both H3 and H4 acetylation of ANCR promoter...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720323/rapid-divergence-of-histones-in-hydrozoa-cnidaria-and-evolution-of-a-novel-histone-involved-in-dna-damage-response-in-hydra
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Puli Chandramouli Reddy, Suyog Ubhe, Neha Sirwani, Rasika Lohokare, Sanjeev Galande
Histones are fundamental components of chromatin in all eukaryotes. Hydra, an emerging model system belonging to the basal metazoan phylum Cnidaria, provides an ideal platform to understand the evolution of core histone components at the base of eumetazoan phyla. Hydra exhibits peculiar properties such as tremendous regenerative capacity, lack of organismal senescence and rarity of malignancy. In light of the role of histone modifications and histone variants in these processes it is important to understand the nature of histones themselves and their variants in hydra...
June 15, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717009/acetylation-on-histone-h3-lysine-9-mediates-a-switch-from-transcription-initiation-to-elongation
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Leah A Gates, Jiejun Shi, Aarti D Rohira, Qin Feng, Bokai Zhu, Mark T Bedford, Cari A Sagum, Sung Yun Jung, Jun Qin, Ming-Jer Tsai, Sophia Y Tsai, Wei Li, Charles E Foulds, Bert W O'Malley
The transition from transcription initiation to elongation is a key regulatory step in gene expression, which requires RNA polymerase II (Pol II) to escape promoter proximal pausing on chromatin. While elongation factors promote pause release leading to transcription elongation, the role of epigenetic modifications during this critical transition step is poorly understood. Two histone marks on histone H3, lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) and lysine 9 acetylation (H3K9ac), co-localize on active gene promoters and are associated with active transcription...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716280/association-of-polymorphisms-and-reduced-expression-levels-of-the-nr4a2-gene-with-parkinson-s-disease-in-a-mexican-population
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Elizabeth Ruiz-Sánchez, Petra Yescas, Mayela Rodríguez-Violante, Nancy Martínez-Rodríguez, Jesica N Díaz-López, Adriana Ochoa, Sergio S Valdes-Rojas, Daniel Magos-Rodríguez, Julio C Rojas-Castañeda, Amin Cervantes-Arriaga, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros, Patricia Rojas
INTRODUCTION: The NR4A2 transcription factor is important in the development, survival and phenotype of dopaminergic neurons and it is postulated as a possible biomarker for Parkinson's disease (PD). Therefore, our aim was to analyze in a sample of a Mexican population with idiopathic PD, mutations (in two hotspot mutation regions) and two polymorphisms (rs34884856 in promotor and rs35479735 intronic regions) of the NR4A2 gene. We also evaluate the levels of NR4A2 gene expression in peripheral blood for a Mexican population, and identify whether they are associated with NR4A2 gene polymorphisms...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708136/differential-requirements-for-tousled-like-kinases-1-and-2-in-mammalian-development
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Sandra Segura-Bayona, Philip A Knobel, Helena González-Burón, Sameh A Youssef, Aida Peña-Blanco, Étienne Coyaud, Teresa López-Rovira, Katrin Rein, Lluís Palenzuela, Julien Colombelli, Stephen Forrow, Brian Raught, Anja Groth, Alain de Bruin, Travis H Stracker
The regulation of chromatin structure is critical for a wide range of essential cellular processes. The Tousled-like kinases, TLK1 and TLK2, regulate ASF1, a histone H3/H4 chaperone, and likely other substrates, and their activity has been implicated in transcription, DNA replication, DNA repair, RNA interference, cell cycle progression, viral latency, chromosome segregation and mitosis. However, little is known about the functions of TLK activity in vivo or the relative functions of the highly similar TLK1 and TLK2 in any cell type...
July 14, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699862/lentzea-cavernae-sp-nov-an-actinobacterium-isolated-from-a-karst-cave-sample-and-emended-description-of-the-genus-lentzea
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Bao-Zhu Fang, Ming-Xian Han, Lan Liu, Zi-Tong Zhang, Wei-Liang Liu, Jing-Ting Shen, Yan Wang, Wan-Qin Zhang, Da-Qiao Wei, Wen-Jun Li
A novel actinobacterial strain, designated SYSU K10001T, was isolated from a limestone sample collected from a karst cave in Xingyi county, Guizhou province, south-western China. The taxonomic position of the strain was investigated using a polyphasic approach. Cells of the strain were aerobic and Gram-stain-positive. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain SYSU K10001T was most closely related to the type strains of the genus Lentzea, Lentzea albida NBRC 16102T (98.8 % similarity) and Lentzea waywayandensis NRRL B-16159T (98...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696214/epigenetic-regulation-by-agonist-specific-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-recruitment-of-metastatic-associated-protein-2-selectively-induces-stanniocalcin-2-expression
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Aditya D Joshi, Ekram Hossain, Cornelis J Elferink
The Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that regulates a plethora of target genes. Historically, the AhR has been studied as a regulator of xenobiotic metabolizing enzyme genes, notably cytochrome P4501A1 encoded by CYP1A1, in response to the exogenous prototypical ligand 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). AhR activity depends on binding to the xenobiotic response element (XRE) in partnership with the AhR nuclear translocator (Arnt). Recent studies identified stanniocalcin 2 (Stc2) as a novel AhR target gene responsive to the endogenous AhR agonist, cinnabarinic acid (CA)...
July 10, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695517/high-throughput-colorimetric-assay-for-identifying-parp-1-inhibitors-using-a-large-small-molecule-collection
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Elena Kotova, Alexei V Tulin
Poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase 1 (PARP-1) protein became a popular target for treatment of several types of cancer. A number of PARP-1 inhibitors are currently in clinical trials. Most of them were designed competitors with NAD for a binding site on PARP-1 molecule. This strategy resulted in a discovery of mainly nucleotide-like PARP-1 inhibitors, which may target not only PARP-1 but also other pathways involving NAD and other nucleotides. Many cancer types demonstrate rapid development of resistance to NAD-like PARP-1 inhibitors...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694333/epc1-tip60-mediated-histone-acetylation-facilitates-spermiogenesis-in-mice
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Yixin Dong, Kyo-Ichi Isono, Kazuyuki Ohbo, Takaho A Endo, Osamu Ohara, Mamiko Maekawa, Yoshiro Toyama, Chizuru Ito, Kiyotaka Toshimori, Kristian Helin, Narumi Ogonuki, Kimiko Inoue, Atsuo Ogura, Kazutsune Yamagata, Issay Kitabayashi, Haruhiko Koseki
Global histone hyperacetylation is suggested to play a critical role for replacement of histones by transition proteins and protamines to compact the genome during spermiogenesis. However, the underlying mechanisms for hyperacetylation-mediated histone replacement remains poorly understood. Here, we report that EPC1 and TIP60, two critical components of the mammalian Nucleosome acetyltransferase of H4 (NuA4) complexes, are co-expressed in male germ cells. Strikingly, genetic ablation of either Epc1 or Tip60 disrupts hyperacetylation and impairs histone replacement, in turn causing aberrant spermatid development...
July 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688911/evaluation-of-dietary-hybanthus-enneaspermus-linn-f-muell-as-a-growth-and-haemato-immunological-modulator-in-labeo-rohita
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Sib Sankar Giri, Venkatachalam Sukumaran, Jun Woo Jun, Se Chang Park
This study evaluated the effects of Hybanthus enneaspermus aqueous extract (HEE) as a feed supplement on growth, immune responses, haematological, and biochemical parameters of Labeo rohita and its susceptibility to Aeromonas hydrophila infection. Diets containing five variable concentrations of HEE (g kg(-1)) (0 [basal diet], 1.0 [H1], 2.0 [H2], 3.0 [H3], and 4.0 [H4]) were fed to fish (average weight: 17.2 ± 0.21 g) for 6 weeks. Growth parameters, immune parameters, and haemato-biochemical parameters were examined 6 weeks post-feeding...
July 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687524/pierpont-syndrome-associated-with-the-p-tyr446cys-missense-mutation-in-tbl1xr1
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Anne Slavotinek, Heather Pua, Ugur Hodoglugil, Jude Abadie, Joseph Shieh, Jessica Van Ziffle, Mark Kvale, Hane Lee, Pui-Yan Kwok, Neil Risch, Marta Sabbadini
We present a 7-year old male with severe delays, hypotonia and dysmorphic features who had striking, deep palmar and plantar creases and pillowing of the soft tissues of the palms and soles. His facial features included a high anterior hairline, small eyes with narrowed palpebral fissures, a bulbous nasal tip with a short columella, and a large mouth with a thin upper vermilion, and small chin. He had a submucous cleft palate, bilateral cryptorchidism and hydronephrosis. Cranial imaging demonstrated an Arnold Chiari malformation that was also present in his maternal uncle by report...
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686503/characterization-of-carbapenem-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolates-through-the-whole-genome-sequencing-analysis
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Yanping Luo, Rong Luo, Hong Ding, Xiu Ren, Haipeng Luo, Ying Zhang, Liyan Ye, Shenghui Cui
Limited studies have characterized multiple carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli isolates and compared their genetic characteristics through whole-genome sequencing (WGS) because of the scarcity of these isolates. In this study, we determined the prevalence of carbapenem resistance in 2,993 E. coli isolates collected from three Chinese hospitals. The carbapenem-resistant isolates were further characterized by WGS, and the molecular epidemiological characters and resistance mechanisms were explored through the publicly available platforms from the Center for Genomic Epidemiology...
July 7, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683725/maldi-tof-ms-analysis-in-discovery-and-identification-of-serum-proteomic-patterns-of-ovarian-cancer
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Agata Swiatly, Agnieszka Horala, Joanna Hajduk, Jan Matysiak, Ewa Nowak-Markwitz, Zenon J Kokot
BACKGROUND: Due to high mortality and lack of efficient screening, new tools for ovarian cancer (OC) diagnosis are urgently needed. To broaden the knowledge on the pathological processes that occur during ovarian cancer tumorigenesis, protein-peptide profiling was proposed. METHODS: Serum proteomic patterns in samples from OC patients were obtained using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF). Eighty nine serum samples (44 ovarian cancer and 45 healthy controls) were pretreated using solid-phase extraction method...
July 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683152/development-of-a-new-set-of-molecular-markers-for-examining-glu-a1-variants-in-common-wheat-and-ancestral-species
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Zhenying Dong, Yushuang Yang, Kunpu Zhang, Yiwen Li, Junjun Wang, Zhaojun Wang, Xin Liu, Huanju Qin, Daowen Wang
In common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), allelic variations of Glu-A1 locus have important influences on grain end-use quality. Among the three Glu-A1 alleles, Glu-A1a and -A1b encode the high-molecular-weight glutenin subunits (HMW-GSs) 1Ax1 and 1Ax2*, respectively, whereas Glu-A1c does not specify any subunit. Here, we detected a total of 11 Glu-A1 locus haplotypes (H1 to H11) in three wheat species, by developing and using a new set of DNA markers (Xrj5, Xid3, Xrj6, Xid4 and Xrj7). The main haplotypes found in the diploid wheat T...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682229/-epigenetic-mechanisms-and-alcohol-use-disorders-a-potential-therapeutic-target
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Rémi Legastelois, Jérôme Jeanblanc, Catherine Vilpoux, Erika Bourguet, Mickael Naassila
Alcohol use disorder is a devastating illness with a profound health impact, and its development is dependent on both genetic and environmental factors. This disease occurs over time and requires changes in brain gene expression. There is converging evidence suggesting that the epigenetic processes may play a role in the alcohol-induced gene regulations and behavior such as the intervention of DNA methylation and histone acetylation. Histone acetylation, like histone methylation, is a highly dynamic process regulated by two classes of enzymes: histone acetyltransferases and histone deacetylases (HDACs)...
2017: Biologie Aujourd'hui
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682064/a-very-rare-example-of-a-structurally-characterized-3-gmp-metal-complex-nmr-and-synthetic-assessment-of-adducts-formed-by-guanine-derivatives-with-pt-l-tri-cl-cl-complexes-with-an-n-n-n%C3%A2-tridentate-ligand-l-tri-terminated-by-imidazole-rings
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Kokila Ranasinghe, Svetlana Pakhomova, Patricia A Marzilli, Luigi G Marzilli
[Pt(N(R)-1,1'-Me2dma)Cl]Cl complexes with tridentate ligands (bis(1-methyl-2-methylimidazolyl)amine, R = H; N-(methyl)bis(1-methyl-2-methylimidazolyl)amine, R = Me) were prepared in order to investigate Pt(N(R)-1,1'-Me2dma)G adducts (G = monodentate N9-substituted guanine or hypoxanthine derivative). Solution NMR spectroscopy is the primary tool for studying metal complexes of nucleosides and nucleotides because such adducts rarely crystallize. However, [Pt(N(H)-1,1'-Me2dma)(3'-GMPH)]NO3·5H2O (5) was crystallized, allowing, to our knowledge, the first crystallographic molecular structure determination for a 3'-GMP platinum complex...
July 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
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