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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918430/distribution-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-genotypes-in-infective-diseases-of-the-female-lower-genital-tract
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Yujie Chen, Jing Chen, Lan Yang, Yanming Jiang, Li Li, Wenjuan Yi, Lifang Lan, Liuhong Zhang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) genotypes in infective diseases of the female lower genital tract, especially in cervical diseases. This study included 128 CT-positive women. DNA was extracted from cervical swabs. Omp1 gene PCR-RFLP and sequencing were used to confirm the subtypes of CT. The association of subtypes with age, clinical symptoms, cervical cytology, and biopsy results was further analyzed. Omp1 gene PCR-RFLP and sequencing showed that the order of prevalent CT genotypes in the female lower genital tract was D (n=38, 29...
September 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918068/a-simple-and-rapid-dna-extraction-method-for-chlamydia-trachomatis-detection-from-urogenital-swabs
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Matthew A Butzler, Jennifer L Reed, Sally M McFall
A highly sensitive and specific Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) diagnostic test was developed by combining filtration isolation of nucleic acid (FINA) extraction with quantitative polymerase chain reaction including an internal control to identify test inhibition. A pilot study of 40 clinical specimens yielded 100% sensitivity and specificity.
August 17, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917710/molecular-identification-of-vermamoeba-vermiformis-from-freshwater-fish-in-lake-taal-philippines
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Giovanni D Milanez, Frederick R Masangkay, Rey C Thomas, Ma Olive Grace O Ordona, Gabriel Q Bernales, Vyanna Camille M Corpuz, Hannah Selina V Fortes, Charezze Margarette S Garcia, Larra Camille Nicolas, Veeranoot Nissapatorn
Free Living Amoebae (FLA) are considered ubiquitous. FLAs may infect various biological organisms which act as reservoir hosts. Infected freshwater fishes can pose a public health concern due to possible human consumption. This study aims to identify possible pathogenic FLAs present in freshwater fishes. Seventy five (75) Oreochromis niloticus were studied for the presence of FLAs. Fish organs were suspended in physiologic saline pelleted and cultured in non-nutrient agar (NNA) lawned with Escherichia coli and were incubated in 33 °C for 14 days...
September 13, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916910/encompassing-atp-dna-insulin-and-protein-content-for-quantification-and-assessment-of-human-pancreatic-islets
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Meirigeng Qi, Shiela Bilbao, Elena Forouhar, Fouad Kandeel, Ismail H Al-Abdullah
Islet transplantation has made major progress to treat patients with type 1 diabetes. Islet mass and quality are critically important to ensure successful transplantation. Currently, islet status is evaluated using insulin secretion, oxygen consumption rate, or adenosine triphosphate (ATP) measurement. These parameters are evaluated independently and do not effectively predict islet status post-transplant. Therefore, assessing human pancreatic islets by encompassing ATP, DNA, insulin, and protein content from a single tissue sample would serve as a better predictor for islet status...
September 15, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915997/outbreak-of-anaplasmosis-associated-with-novel-genetic-variants-of-anaplasma-marginale-in-a-dairy-cattle
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Munir Aktas, Sezayi Özübek
During early lactation, dairy cows may present a transient immunosuppressive state and develop anaplasmosis caused by Anaplasma marginale. In this study, clinical anaplasmosis in dairy cattle in the Thrace region of Turkey was investigated with respect to within-herd prevalence, vertical transmission, and genetic diversity. In March and September 2015, thirty lactating cows showed primary clinical signs of anaplasmosis, including fever, anaemia, decreased milk yield, anorexia, and laboured breathing. Symptoms disappeared in most cows after administration of long-acting oxytetracycline, but nine of them (30%) died...
October 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915910/colonization-of-the-bovine-uterus-by-candida-kefyr
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Cecilia Christensen Karstrup, Bent Aalbæk, Kirstine Klitgaard, Tim Kåre Jensen, Hanne Gervi Pedersen, Jørgen Steen Agerholm
BACKGROUND: While fungal infections of the bovine uterus are well-known diseases in pregnant cattle, very limited knowledge exists on the presence and significance of fungi in the uterus of non-pregnant cows. Presence of fungi in the uterine lumen of postpartum (pp) cows has been reported, but little attention has been paid to this as most studies of the bovine pp uterus have focused on bacteria. CASE PRESENTATION: Microscopy of uterine lavage cytology slides of three cows from one herd revealed the presence of numerous yeast-like organisms, which were located either free in the fluid or within macrophages...
September 16, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915824/fucoidan-from-fucus-vesiculosus-suppresses-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-by-enhancing-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-activation
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Huifang Li, Junru Li, Yuan Tang, Lin Lin, Zhanglian Xie, Jia Zhou, Liyun Zhang, Xiaoyong Zhang, Xiaoshan Zhao, Zhengliang Chen, Daming Zuo
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious public health problem leading to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. As the clinical utility of current therapies is limited, the development of new therapeutic approaches for the prevention and treatment of HBV infection is imperative. Fucoidan is a natural sulfated polysaccharide that extracted from different species of brown seaweed, which was reported to exhibit various bioactivities. However, it remains unclear whether fucoidan influences HBV replication or not...
September 16, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915599/copy-number-variations-of-circulating-cell-free-dna-in-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-patients-treated-with-radical-cystectomy-a-prospective-study
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Armin Soave, Felix K-H Chun, Timo Hillebrand, Michael Rink, Lars Weisbach, Bettina Steinbach, Margit Fisch, Klaus Pantel, Heidi Schwarzenbach
The aim of the present study was to establish a rapid profiling method using multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) and characterize copy number variations (CNV) in circulating, cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in 85 urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) patients treated with radical cystectomy (RC). MLPA was tested for the use of cfDNA extracted from serum and plasma by various commercial extraction kits. Eighteen probes served as reference to control denaturation, ligation and amplification efficiency...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915253/persistence-of-marine-fish-environmental-dna-and-the-influence-of-sunlight
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Elizabeth A Andruszkiewicz, Lauren M Sassoubre, Alexandria B Boehm
Harnessing information encoded in environmental DNA (eDNA) in marine waters has the potential to revolutionize marine biomonitoring. Whether using organism-specific quantitative PCR assays or metabarcoding in conjunction with amplicon sequencing, scientists have illustrated that realistic organism censuses can be inferred from eDNA. The next step is establishing ways to link information obtained from eDNA analyses to actual organism abundance. This is only possible by understanding the processes that control eDNA concentrations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915243/rapid-actionable-diagnosis-of-urban-epidemic-leptospirosis-using-a-pathogenic-leptospira-lipl32-based-real-time-pcr-assay
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Irina N Riediger, Robyn A Stoddard, Guilherme S Ribeiro, Sueli M Nakatani, Suzana D R Moreira, Irene Skraba, Alexander W Biondo, Mitermayer G Reis, Alex R Hoffmaster, Joseph M Vinetz, Albert I Ko, Elsio A Wunder
BACKGROUND: With a conservatively estimated 1 million cases of leptospirosis worldwide and a 5-10% fatality rate, the rapid diagnosis of leptospirosis leading to effective clinical and public health decision making is of high importance, and yet remains a challenge. METHODOLOGY: Based on parallel, population-based studies in two leptospirosis-endemic regions in Brazil, a real-time PCR assay which detects lipL32, a gene specifically present in pathogenic Leptospira, was assessed for the diagnostic effectiveness and accuracy...
September 15, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914853/-uromodulin-gene-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-cast-nephropathy-in-multiple-myeloma
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I G Rekhtina, L P Mendeleeva, B V Biderman, M V Solovyev, A B Sudarikov
AIM: To investigate the nature of mutations in exons 4 and 5 of the uromodulin (UM) gene, including in the area encoding the domain of 8 cysteines (D8C), in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) with the secretion of monoclonal light chains (LC) in cast nephropathy (CN) and without kidney injury. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The investigation enrolled 24 patients in MM remission, who were observed to have monoclonal LC secretion at onset. Group 1 included 14 patients with CN; Group 2 consisted of 10 patients with normal renal function (a comparison group)...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914467/cloning-expression-pattern-analysis-and-subcellular-localization-of-capra-hircus-scd1-gene-with-production-of-transgenic-mice
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Qisheng Zuo, Kai Jin, Jiuzhou Song, Yani Zhang, Bichun Li
This study aimed to clone the Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) gene derived from Xuhuai goat (Capra hircus), and analyze the sub-cellular localization in cells and tissues. The cDNA was cloned by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). pEGFP-SCD1 vector was constructed to detect sub-cellular localization and tissue distribution. pEGFP-SCD1 was transfected into NIH-3T3 cells using polyethylene imine (PEI) and observed under fluorescence inversion microscope system 48 h after transfection. The expression level of SCD1 was detected by RT-PCR...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912873/phospholemman-a-major-regulator-of-skeletal-muscle-na-k-atpase-is-not-mutated-in-probands-with-hypokalemic-periodic-paralysis
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Ying-Ying Chen, Xiao-Ying Wang, Qiu-Xia Fu, Yi Kang, He-Bin Yao
The pathogenesis of hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HypoPP) remains unclear. Though some mutations in skeletal muscle ion channels were revealed previously, the exact mechanism remains to be fully elucidated. Increased Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity in skeletal muscle is postulated to contribute to attacks of HypoPP. Before the link between Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase dysfunction and these ion channel mutations is established, mutations in Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase and their regulators are the first to be excluded. Phospholemman, which is a protein encoded by the FXYD domain-containing ion transport regulator 1 (FXYD1) gene, is predominantly expressed in skeletal muscle and is the major regulator of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912064/cell-cycle-and-histone-modification-genes-were-decreased-in-placenta-tissue-from-unexplained-early-miscarriage
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Yuanchang Zhu, Bing Li, Tonghua Wu, Lijun Ye, Yong Zeng, Yaou Zhang
Genetic defect is a major cause of early miscarriage, but still in many cases the etiology are not fully understood. Recent studies have shown that dysregulation of genes in placenta tissue are participated in the pathogenesis of unexplained early miscarriage. The aim of our study is to explore mRNA expression profile in placental chorionic villi and to reveal the underlying mechanism of unexplained early miscarriage. Chorionic villous were isolated and extracted from early miscarriage (n=3) and control pregnancy (n=3) placenta with normal chromosome karyotype using MLPA assay, and then mRNA expression profiles were determined by microarray...
September 11, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911628/antifungal-activity-of-momordica-charantia-seed-extracts-toward-the-pathogenic-fungus-fusarium-solani-l
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Shuzhen Wang, Yongliang Zheng, Fu Xiang, Shiming Li, Guliang Yang
Momordica charantia L., a vegetable crop with high nutritional value, has been used as an antimutagenic, antihelminthic, anticancer, antifertility, and antidiabetic agent in traditional folk medicine. In this study, the antifungal activity of M. charantia seed extract toward Fusarium solani L. was evaluated. Results showed that M. charantia seed extract effectively inhibited the mycelial growth of F. solani, with a 50% inhibitory rate (IC50) value of 108.934 μg/mL. Further analysis with optical microscopy and fluorescence microscopy revealed that the seed extract led to deformation of cells with irregular budding, loss of integrity of cell wall, as well as disruption of the fungal cell membrane...
October 2016: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911005/ociad2-suppressed-tumor-growth-and-invasion-via-akt-pathway-in-hepatocelluar-carcinoma
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Dan Wu, Xufang Yang, Huiming Peng, Dongmin Guo, Weiling Zhao, Chen Zhao, Xiaobo Zhou
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive tumor and the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Ovarian carcinoma immunoreactive antigen-like protein 2 (OCIAD2) has been found frequently methylated in various cancers, including HCC. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of OCIAD2 in HCC progression. We analyzed liver hepatocellular carcinoma patients' data from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), including data extracted from 371 HCC tissues and 50 adjacent normal liver tissues...
September 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906376/nucleotide-variants-of-the-nat2-and-egf61-genes-in-patients-in-northern-china-with-nonsyndromic-cleft-lip-with-or-without-cleft-palate
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Jiaqun Yan, Hongquan Song, Na Mi, Xiaohui Jiao, Yanru Hao
BACKGROUND: Non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P) is a common orofacial congenital anomaly. The objective of the present study was to analyze the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the NAT2 and EGF61genes with NSCL/P in a Chinese population. METHODS: The frequencies of NAT2 (rs1799929)and EGF61 (rs4444903) gene variations were examined in a group of 285 NSCL/P patients and in 315 controls. Peripheral venous blood samples were collected for DNA extraction...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906374/a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-codon-f31i-and-v57i-of-the-aurka-gene-in-invasive-ductal-breast-carcinoma-in-middle-east
#18
Rahim Golmohammadi, Mohammad Javed Namazi, James J Going, Mohammad H Derakhshan
Although few studies have suggested a carcinogenic role for polymorphism of F31I and V57I codons of AURKA gene in invasive ductal carcinoma, contradictory results from different populations mandates regional investigations. We aimed to determine polymorphisms of F31I and V57I codons of AURKA gene and their association with cancer prognosis in patients compared with controls in an eastern population of Iran.A case-control study was conducted on specimens from 100 patients and 100 age- and gender-matched controls...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905491/expressions-of-p53-and-puma-in-fibroblasts-of-systemic-sclerosis-patients-are-normal-at-transcription-level
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Mohammad Bagher Mahmoudi, Majid Abed Khojasteh, Fereshteh Alsahebfosoul, Farhad Gharibdoost, Shayan Mostafaei, Mazdak Ganjalikhani-Hakemi, Mahdi Mahmoudi
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) fibroblasts show resistance apoptosis mechanisms, which enhances the fibrosis stage of the disease. Impaired function of p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis (PUMA) has been related to deficits in p53-dependant apoptosis pathway. This study aimed to evaluate the transcriptional levels of p53 and PUMA mRNAs in fibroblasts from SSc patients and compare it with healthy individuals. METHODS: In this case-control study, skin biopsy samples were obtained from 19 patients with diffuse cutaneous SSc (DcSSc) and 16 healthy controls...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904931/isolation-of-candida-species-from-gastroesophageal-lesions-among-pediatrics-in-isfahan-iran-identification-and-antifungal-susceptibility-testing-of-clinical-isolates-by-e-test
#20
Fatemeh Salehi, Mehran Esmaeili, Rasoul Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Candida species can become opportunistic pathogens causing local or systemic invasive infections. Gastroesophageal candidiasis may depend on the Candida colonization and local damage of the mucosal barrier. Risk factors are gastric acid suppression, diabetes mellitus, chronic debilitating states such as carcinomas, and the use of systemic antibiotics and corticosteroids. The aim of this study is collection and molecular identification of Candida species from gastroesophageal lesions among pediatrics in Isfahan, and determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) ranges for clinical isolates...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
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