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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738504/prevention-of-melanin-formation-during-aryl-alcohol-oxidase-production-under-growth-limited-conditions-using-an-aspergillus-nidulans-cell-factory
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Oscar Pardo-Planas, Rolf A Prade, Michael Müller, Hasan K Atiyeh, Mark R Wilkins
An Aspergillus nidulans cell factory was genetically engineered to produce an aryl alcohol oxidase (AAO). The cell factory initiated production of melanin when growth-limited conditions were established using stationary plates and shaken flasks. This phenomenon was more pronounced when the strain was cultured in a trickle bed reactor (TBR). This study investigated different approaches to reduce melanin formation in fungal mycelia and liquid medium in order to increase the enzyme production yield. Removal of copper from the medium recipe reduced melanin formation in agar cultures and increased enzyme activities by 48% in agitated liquid cultures...
July 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738474/-hiv-1-drug-resistance-transmission-threshold-survey-in-dehong-prefecture-of-yunnan-province-2015
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M Chen, J B Wang, H Xing, Y L Ma, J Yang, H C Chen, S T Yao, H B Luo, X Duan, Y K Wang, S Duan, M H Jia
Objective: To study the HIV-1 drug resistance transmission level in HIV infected persons receiving no antiviral therapy in Dehong prefecture of Yunnan province in 2015. Methods: A total of 72 plasma samples were collected from recently reported HIV-infected persons aged 16-25 years in Dehong from January to July 2015 for drug resistance gene detection. Results: Forty eight samples were successfully sequenced and analyzed. Among them, 31.2% (15/48) were from Chinese, and 68.8% (33/48) were from Burmese. Based on pol sequences, HIV genotypes included URF (52...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738473/-hoof-genotyping-characteristics-of-brucella-melitensis-strains-isolated-in-ulanqab-of-inner-mongolia-autonomous-region
#3
Z G Liu, M Wang, R H Liu, X J Shang, B Y Cui
Objective: To investigate the HOOF genotyping characteristics of 83 Brucella (B.) melitensis strains isolated in Ulanqab of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region from 2012 to 2015. Methods: A total of 83 B. melitensis strains were detected by convention identification and AMOS-PCR, then HOOF protocol with eight VNTR locus were used for the genotyping of the strains, and the allelic diversity of each VNTR locus and the discriminatory power of VNTR typing of HOOF were assessed by Hunter-Gaston Discriminatory index...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738471/-association-between-phage-mediated-shiga-toxin-and-molecular-distribution-of-crispr-in-escherichia-coli-o26-%C3%A2-h11-or-nm
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J Z Long, Y K Xu, G C Duan, W J Liang, H Y Liu, S Y Chen, Y L Xi, P F Wang, Y F Wang
Objective: To investigate the association between phage-mediated shiga toxin and molecular distribution of CRISPR in Escherichia (E.) coli O26∶H11 or NM. Methods: A total of 135 E. coli O26 ∶ H11 or NM strains were collected from NCBI database. Software CRT and CRISPR Finder were used to extract CRISPR and Excel was used to assign the spacer of unique number and type CRISPR. And the relationship between CRISPR and stx phage was analyzed. Results: All the 135 E. coli O26 ∶ H11 or NM strains had the CRISPR...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738348/colistin-resistance-in-kpc-2-and-shv-5-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clinical-isolates-in-bulgaria
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Encho Savov, Iva Todorova, Lida Politi, Angelina Trifonova, Maja Borisova, Elena Kioseva, Athanassios Tsakris
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Colistin resistance is increasingly recognized among carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in several European regions. The current study documents the appearance of colistin resistance among KPC-2 and SHV-5-produning K. pneumoniae strains in Bulgaria. METHODS: Four colistin-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates were recovered from 2 patients hospitalized in the anesthesiology and resuscitation clinic of a tertiary care university hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria...
July 22, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738223/engineering-resistance-against-viroids
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Ricardo Flores, Beatriz Navarro, Natalia Kovalskaya, Rosemarie W Hammond, Francesco Di Serio
Viroids, the smallest infectious agents endowed with autonomous replication, are tiny single-stranded circular RNAs (∼250 to 400nt) without protein-coding ability that, despite their simplicity, infect and often cause disease in herbaceous and woody plants of economic relevance. To mitigate the resulting losses, several strategies have been developed, the most effective of which include: firstly, search for naturally resistant cultivars and breeding for resistance, secondly, induced resistance by pre-infection with mild strains, thirdly, ribonucleases targeting double-stranded RNAs and catalytic antibodies endowed with intrinsic ribonuclease activity, fourthly, antisense, and sense, RNAs, fifthly, catalytic antisense RNAs derived from hammerhead ribozymes, and sixthly, hairpin RNAs and artificial small RNAs for RNA interference...
July 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738195/proteomic-and-genetics-insights-on-the-response-of-the-bacteriocinogenic-lactobacillus-sakei-crl1862-during-biofilm-formation-on-stainless-steel-surface-at-10%C3%A2-c
#7
Mariana Pérez-Ibarreche, Lucía M Mendoza, Graciela Vignolo, Silvina Fadda
Some lactic acid bacteria have the ability to form biofilms on food-industry surfaces and this property could be used to control food pathogens colonization. Lactobacillus sakei CR1862 was selected considering its bacteriocinogenic nature and ability to adhere to abiotic surfaces at low temperatures. In this study, the proteome of L. sakei CRL1862 grown either under biofilm on stainless steel surface and planktonic modes of growth at 10°C, was investigated. Using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, 29 out of 43 statistically significant spots were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738166/ablation-of-toll-like-receptor-4-mitigates-cardiac-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-hyperhomocysteinemia
#8
Nevena Jeremic, Gregory J Weber, Suresh C Tyagi
Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events; however, the mechanism for development of this disease is still unknown. Toll-like receptor 4 is a molecule involved in the immune response pathway and is quickly becoming a receptor of interest in the field of hypertension. In this study, we hypothesized that ablation of TLR4 mitigates cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction in a model of hyperhomocysteinemia. Five strains of mice (C57BL/6J, CBS+/-, C3H, CBS+/-/C3H and C3H/HeOuJ) 10-12 weeks old were utilized...
July 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738164/the-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-heart-failure-the-value-of-considering-both-global-longitudinal-left-ventricular-strain-and-mechanical-dispersion
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Cristian Mornoş, Danina M Muntean, Aniko Mornos, Simina Crisan, Lucian Petrescu, Adina Ionac, Raluca Sosdean, Dragos Cozma
In previous studies mechanical dispersion (MD) predicted ventricular arrhythmias independently of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Moreover the combination of MD and global longitudinal strain (GLS) increased the prediction of arrhythmic events. We investigated the prognostic value of a new 2D-strain index, GLS/MD, in patients with heart failure (HF). We analysed 340 consecutive HF outpatients in sinus rhythm. Echocardiography was performed at 1.6±0.4 months after hospital discharge. The end point included sudden cardiac death, ventricular fibrillation and sustained ventricular tachycardia (SCD/VA)...
July 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738083/the-influence-of-sex-and-trauma-impact-on-the-rupture-site-of-the-ulnar-collateral-ligament-of-the-thumb
#10
Sandra Boesmueller, Wolfgang Huf, Gregor Rettl, Falko Dahm, Alexander Meznik, Gabriela Muschitz, Hugo Kitzinger, Adam Bukaty, Christian Fialka, Martin Vierhapper
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: Although sex- and gender-specific analyses have been gaining more attention during the last years they have rarely been performed in orthopaedic literature. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate whether for injuries of the UCL the specific location of the rupture is influenced by sex. A secondary study question addressed the sex-independent effect of trauma intensity on the rupture site of the UCL. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of all patients with either a proximal or distal bony avulsion or with a mid-substance tear or ligament avulsion of the UCL treated surgically between 1992 and 2015 at two level-I trauma centres...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738078/evaluation-of-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-and-maldi-biotyper-in-comparison-to-16s-rdna-sequencing-for-the-identification-of-bacteria-isolated-from-arctic-sea-water
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Anna Maria Timperio, Susanna Gorrasi, Lello Zolla, Massimiliano Fenice
MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry in association with the MALDI BioTyper 3.1 software has been evaluated for the identification and classification of 45 Arctic bacteria isolated from Kandalaksha Bay (White Sea, Russia). The high reliability of this method has been already demonstrated, in clinical microbiology, by a number of studies showing high attribution concordance with other credited analyses. Recently, it has been employed also in other branches of microbiology with controversial performance. The phyloproteomic results reported in this study were validated with those obtained by the "gold standard" 16S rDNA analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737941/unveiling-the-catalytic-role-of-b-block-histidine-in-the-n-s-acyl-shift-step-of-protein-splicing
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Jon I Mujika, Xabier Lopez
Protein splicing is a post-translational modification that involves the excision of a segment denoted as intein and the joining of its two flanking segments. The process is auto-catalytic, making inteins appealing for many applications in biotechnology, bioengineering, or medicine. The canonical mechanism of protein splicing is composed of four sequential steps, and is initialized by an N-S or N-O acyl shift to form a linear ester. It is well established that a histidine, the most conserved amino acid in all inteins catalyzes this initial step, even though its role remains to be understood...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737931/semi-ordered-hierarchical-metallic-network-for-fast-and-large-charge-induced-strain
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Chuan Cheng, Lukas Lührs, Tobias Krekeler, Martin Ritter, Jörg Weissmüller
Nanoporous metallic actuators for artificial muscle applications are distinguished by combining the low operating voltage which is otherwise reserved for polymer-based actuators with interesting values of strain amplitude, strength and stiffness that are comparable of those of piezoceramics. We report a nanoporous metal actuator with enhanced strain amplitude and accelerated switching. Our 3D macroscopic metallic muscle has semi-ordered and hierarchical nanoporous structure, in which µm-sized tubes align perpendicular with the sample surface, while nm-sized ligaments consist of the tube walls...
July 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737929/enhanced-degradation-of-tce-on-a-superfund-site-using-endophyte-assisted-poplar-tree-phytoremediation
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Sharon Lafferty Doty, John Leonard Freeman, Christopher M Cohu, Joel Gerard Burken, Andrea Firrincieli, Andrew Simon, Zareen Khan, Jud G Isebrands, Joseph Lukas, Michael J Blaylock
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a widespread environmental pollutant common in groundwater plumes associated with industrial manufacturing areas. We had previously isolated and characterized a natural bacterial endophyte, Enterobacter sp. strain PDN3, of poplar trees, that rapidly metabolizes TCE, releasing chloride ion. We now report findings from a successful three-year field trial of endophyte-assisted phytoremediation on the Middlefield-Ellis-Whisman Superfund Study Area TCE plume in the Silicon Valley of California...
July 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737752/mechanical-strain-sensing-implicated-in-cell-shape-recovery-in-escherichia-coli
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Felix Wong, Lars D Renner, Gizem Özbaykal, Jayson Paulose, Douglas B Weibel, Sven van Teeffelen, Ariel Amir
The shapes of most bacteria are imparted by the structures of their peptidoglycan cell walls, which are determined by many dynamic processes that can be described on various length scales ranging from short-range glycan insertions to cellular-scale elasticity(1-11). Understanding the mechanisms that maintain stable, rod-like morphologies in certain bacteria has proved to be challenging due to an incomplete understanding of the feedback between growth and the elastic and geometric properties of the cell wall(3,4,12-14)...
July 24, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737729/geographic-distribution-and-temporal-trends-of-hiv-1-subtypes-through-heterosexual-transmission-in-china-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Peipei Xiao, Jianjun Li, Gengfeng Fu, Ying Zhou, Xiping Huan, Haitao Yang
Background: Heterosexual transmission (HST) has become the current predominant transmission pathways of the HIV-1 epidemic in China. The aim of this study was to explore the geographic and dynamic change of HIV-1 subtypes through HST in China from published studies. Methods: Several electronic databases were searched to identify the studies, and the overall prevalence of HIV-1 subtypes was estimated by a meta-analysis method. Subgroup analysis was conducted by study region and time period. Publication bias was evaluated using Egger's test...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737715/latency-integration-and-reactivation-of-human-herpesvirus-6
#17
REVIEW
Shara N Pantry, Peter G Medveczky
Human herpesvirus-6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus-6B (HHV-6B) are two closely related viruses that infect T-cells. Both HHV-6A and HHV-6B possess telomere-like repeats at the terminal regions of their genomes that facilitate latency by integration into the host telomeres, rather than by episome formation. In about 1% of the human population, human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) integration into germline cells allows the viral genome to be passed down from one generation to the other; this condition is called inherited chromosomally integrated HHV-6 (iciHHV-6)...
July 24, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737545/the-perinatal-neonatal-care-journey-for-parents-of-preterm-infants-what-is-working-and-what-can-be-improved
#18
Linda S Franck, Alison McNulty, Fiona Alderdice
Preterm birth is traumatic for parents, but there are few reports of parents' views on how the healthcare journey can be improved. This secondary thematic analysis used focus group data from parent consultation on proposed neonatal services standards for Northern Ireland to discover parents' experiences and recommendations for the perinatal, neonatal, and home care phases. Parents of preterm infants (n = 40) described their healthcare journey as positive overall and were grateful for the caring and competent care providers they encountered...
July 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737463/prevalence-of-a-new-variant-oxa-204-and-oxa-48-carbapenemases-plasmids-encoded-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clinical-isolates-in-tunisia
#19
Rym Ouertani, Mariem Ben Jomàa-Jemili, Haythem Gharsa, Anne Limelette, Thomas Guillard, Lucien Brasme, Christophe de Champs, Chedly Chouchani
Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae strains have emerged as a major problem for healthcare systems. The aim of this study was to determine the role and diversity of plasmids harboring carbapenemases encoding genes from a collection of K. pneumoniae isolates recovered between July 2011 and January 2012, with decreased susceptibility to carbapenems. Imipenem (IPM), ertapenem (ETP), meropenem (MEM), and doripenem (DOR) minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined by E-test. Carbapenemase production was detected with the modified Hodge test...
July 24, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737454/bioactivity-of-epigallocatechin-gallate-nanoemulsions-evaluated-in-mice-model
#20
Antonios E Koutelidakis, Konstantina Argyri, Zoi Sevastou, Dimitra Lamprinaki, Elli Panagopoulou, Evi Paximada, Aggeliki Sali, Vassilis Papalazarou, Athanasios Mallouchos, Vasiliki Evageliou, Vasiliki Kostourou, Ioanna Mantala, Maria Kapsokefalou
The hypothesis that incorporation of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) into nanoemulsions may increase its bioactivity compared with EGCG aqueous solutions was examined in mice. After an in vitro study in a model system with stimulated gastrointestinal conditions, the following EGCG nanoemulsions were used in a mice experiment: Emulsion I: emulsion water in oil (W/O), which contained 0.23 mg/mL EGCG in aqueous phase; Emulsion II: emulsion oil in water (O/W), which contained 10% olive oil and 0.23 mg/mL esterified EGCG in fatty phase; and Emulsion III: emulsion O/W in water (W1/O/W2; 8:32:60), which contained 32% olive oil and 0...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
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