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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161498/selective-isolation-of-myosin-subfragment-1-with-a-dna-polyoxovanadate-bioconjugate
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Qing Chen, Xue Hu, Dan-Dan Zhang, Xuwei Chen, Jian-Hua Wang
The bioconjugation of a polyoxometalate (POMs), i.e., dodecavanadate (V12O32), to DNA strands produces a functional labeled DNA primer, V12O32-DNA. The grafting of DNA primer onto streptavidin-coated magnetic nanoparticles (SVM) obtains a novel composite, V12O32-DNA@SVM. The high binding-affinity of V12O32 with the ATP binding site in myosin subfragment-1 (S1) facilitates favorable adsorption of myosin, with an efficiency of 99.4% when processing 0.1 mL myosin solution (100 μg/mL) using 0.1 mg composite. Myosin adsorption fits Langmuir model, corresponding to a theoretical adsorption capacity of 613...
November 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161493/detection-of-leishmania-v-guyanensis-in-rhipicephalus-boophilus-microplus-acari-ixodidae-collected-from-pecari-tajacu
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Jesús E Rojas-Jaimes, Germán H Correa-Nuñez, Nyshon Rojas, Omar Cáceres-Rey
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies identified the presence of Leishmania infantum in Rhipicephalus sanguineus and indicated the possibility that it could transmit leishmaniasis to a variety of hosts. OBJECTIVE: To identify parasites of Leishmania (Viannia) spp. in ticks collected from wild animals in an endemic area for leishmaniasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed 81 individual DNA extractions from ticks collected from three Tapirus terrestris and three Pecari tajacu in Madre de Dios, Perú...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161490/-estimation-of-time-detection-limit-for-human-cytochrome-b-in-females-of-lutzomyia-evansi
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José Gabriel Vergara, Daniel Verbel-Vergara, Ana Milena Montesino, Alveiro Pérez-Doria, Eduar Elías Bejarano
INTRODUCTION: Molecular biology techniques have allowed a better knowledge of sources of blood meals in vector insects. However, the usefulness of these techniques depends on both the quantity of ingested blood and the digestion process in the insect. OBJECTIVE: To identify the time limit for detection of the human cytochrome b (Cyt b) gene in experimentally fed females of Lutzomyia evansi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight groups of L. evansi females were fed on human blood and sacrificed at intervals of 24 hours post-ingestion...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161488/identifying-trypanosoma-cruzi-discreet-typing-units-in-triatomines-collected-in-different-natural-regions-of-per%C3%A3%C2%BA
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Carlos P Padilla, Uriel Alvarado, Gladis Ventura, Deysi Luna-Caipo, Marcial Suárez, José R Tuñoque, Nancy Ruelas-Llerena, Luis A Fachín, Alina Huiza, Lizandro Gonzáles, Julio César Carranza, Gustavo Adolfo Vallejo, Gustavo Adolfo Vallejo, Abraham G Cáceres, Abraham G Cáceres
INTRODUCTION: Trypanosoma cruzi has been divided by international consensus into six discrete typing units (DTU): TcI, TcII, TcIII, TcIV, TcV y TcVI. The factors determining the dynamics of T. cruzi genotypes vector transmission of Chagas' disease in the different geographical regions of Perú are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To detect and type T. cruzi DTUs from the faeces of seven species of triatomines (Panstrongylus chinai, P. geniculatus, P. herreri, Rhodnius robustus, R...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161291/declust-a-statistical-approach-for-obtaining-differential-expression-profiles-of-multiple-conditions
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Yoshimasa Aoto, Tsuyoshi Hachiya, Kazuhiro Okumura, Sumitaka Hase, Kengo Sato, Yuichi Wakabayashi, Yasubumi Sakakibara
High-throughput RNA sequencing technology is widely used to comprehensively detect and quantify cellular gene expression. Thus, numerous analytical methods have been proposed for identifying differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between paired samples such as tumor and control specimens, but few studies have reported methods for analyzing differential expression under multiple conditions. We propose a novel method, DEclust, for differential expression analysis among more than two matched samples from distinct tissues or conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161268/nucleic-acid-purification-from-plants-animals-and-microbes-in-under-30-seconds
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Yiping Zou, Michael Glenn Mason, Yuling Wang, Eugene Wee, Conny Turni, Patrick J Blackall, Matt Trau, Jose Ramon Botella
Nucleic acid amplification is a powerful molecular biology tool, although its use outside the modern laboratory environment is limited due to the relatively cumbersome methods required to extract nucleic acids from biological samples. To address this issue, we investigated a variety of materials for their suitability for nucleic acid capture and purification. We report here that untreated cellulose-based paper can rapidly capture nucleic acids within seconds and retain them during a single washing step, while contaminants present in complex biological samples are quickly removed...
November 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160620/dna-methylation-of-mb-comt-in-malaysian-schizophrenia-patients
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Abd Rahim Nour El Huda, Ku Zaifah Norsidah, Rahim Mohd Nabil Fikri, Mohd Noor Hanisah, Abdullah Kartini, A Talib Norlelawati
AIM: This study examined catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) DNA methylation in the peripheral blood of schizophrenia patients and also in healthy controls to investigate its potential use as a peripheral biomarker of schizophrenia and its relationships with the clinical variables of schizophrenia patients. METHODS: We examined the DNA methylation levels of COMT using genomic DNA from the peripheral blood of schizophrenia patients (n = 138) and healthy control participants (n = 132); all were Malaysian Malays...
November 21, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160033/discordant-fetal-phenotype-of-hypophosphatasia-in-two-siblings
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Satoru Ikenoue, Kei Miyakoshi, Tomohiro Ishii, Yu Sato, Toshimitsu Otani, Yohei Akiba, Yoshifumi Kasuga, Daigo Ochiai, Tadashi Matsumoto, Yosuke Ichihashi, Yohei Matsuzaki, Kanako Tachikawa, Toshimi Michigami, Gen Nishimura, Kazushige Ikeda, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Mamoru Tanaka
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder with impaired bone mineralization due to mutations in the ALPL gene. The genotype-phenotype correlation of this disorder has been widely described. Here, we present two affected siblings, whose fetal phenotypes were discordant. A 31-year-old Japanese woman, G0P0, was referred to our institution because of fetal micromelia. After obstetric counseling, the pregnancy was terminated at 21 weeks' gestation. Post-mortem radiographs demonstrated severely defective mineralization of the skeleton...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157033/alteration-in-methylation-level-at-differential-methylated-regions-of-mest-and-dlk1-in-fetus-of-preeclampsia
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Xiaoqing Wang, Liuxia Wan, Xiaoling Weng, Jiamin Xie, Aiping Zhang, Yun Liu, Minyue Dong
OBJECTIVES: Offspring born to preeclamptic women are at high risk for metabolic diseases in later life, but the mechanisms are not known. The purposes of the current investigation were to clarify the changes in DNA methylation at MEST and DLK1 DMRs in fetus of preeclampsia and to explore the possible mechanisms behind the high risk of adult diseases in the offspring of preeclampsia. METHODS: Fetal lymphocytes were isolated from umbilical cord blood of 78 women with preeclampsia and 95 women with normal pregnancy...
November 20, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156877/comparison-of-microscopy-elisa-and-real-time-pcr-for-detection-of-giardia-intestinalis-in-human-stool-specimens
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Yunus Emre Beyhan, Zeynep Taş Cengiz
Background/aim: This study included patients who had digestive system complaints between August 2015 and October 2015. The research was designed to compare conventional microscopy with an antigen detection ELISA kit and the TaqMan-based real-time PCR (RT-PCR) technique for detection of Giardia intestinalis in human stool specimens. Materials and methods: Samples were concentrated by formalin-ether sedimentation technique and microscopic examinations were carried out on wet mount slides. A commercially available ELISA kit (Giardia CELISA, Cellabs, Brookvale, Australia) was used for immunoassay...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156792/liquid-biopsy-in-colon-cancer-comparison-of-different-circulating-dna-extraction-systems-following-absolute-quantification-of-kras-mutations-using-intplex-allele-specific-pcr
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Vera Kloten, Nadine Rüchel, Nadina Ortiz Brüchle, Janina Gasthaus, Nils Freudenmacher, Florian Steib, Jolein Mijnes, Julian Eschenbruch, Marcel Binnebösel, Ruth Knüchel, Edgar Dahl
Non-invasive molecular analysis of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is a promising application in personalized cancer management, although there is still much to learn about the biological characteristics of ctDNA. The present study compared absolute amounts of KRAS mutated ctDNA and total circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients (n=50) from various stages and healthy controls (n=8) by Intplex allele-specific and digital droplet PCR. In addition, the impact of two prominent extraction techniques (silica-based membrane vs...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156777/patients-with-nsclc-may-display-a-low-ratio-of-p-t790m-vs-activating-egfr-mutations-in-plasma-at-disease-progression-implications-for-personalised-treatment
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Marzia Del Re, Paola Bordi, Iacopo Petrini, Eleonora Rofi, Francesca Mazzoni, Lorenzo Belluomini, Enrico Vasile, Giuliana Restante, Francesco Di Costanzo, Alfredo Falcone, Antonio Frassoldati, Ron H N van Schaik, Christi M J Steendam, Antonio Chella, Marcello Tiseo, Riccardo Morganti, Romano Danesi
Introduction: NSCLC harboring activating mutations of EGFR is highly sensitive to first-line EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), but drug resistance depending on the EGFR mutation p.T790M will occur in about 50-60% of patients. Detailed information on the amount of p.T790M plasmatic level associated with resistance to EGFR-TKIs and guidance to treatment with p.T790M-effective TKI depending on these levels, is lacking. Methods: This study enrolled p.T790M-positive patients (n=49) affected by EGFR-mutated NSCLC at progression to first-line EGFR-TKIs and, in selected cases (n=5), after second-line treatment with osimertinib...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156625/gene-based-pathogen-detection-can-we-use-qpcr-to-predict-the-outcome-of-diagnostic-metagenomics
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Sandra Christine Andersen, Mette Sofie Rousing Fachmann, Kristoffer Kiil, Eva Møller Nielsen, Jeffrey Hoorfar
In microbial food safety, molecular methods such as quantitative PCR (qPCR) and next-generation sequencing (NGS) of bacterial isolates can potentially be replaced by diagnostic shotgun metagenomics. However, the methods for pre-analytical sample preparation are often optimized for qPCR, and do not necessarily perform equally well for qPCR and sequencing. The present study investigates, through screening of methods, whether qPCR can be used as an indicator for the optimization of sample preparation for NGS-based shotgun metagenomics with a diagnostic focus...
November 20, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156308/modulatory-effects-of-green-tea-extract-against-the-hepatotoxic-effects-of-4-nonylphenol-in-catfish-clarias-gariepinus
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A H Sayed, Hamdy A M Soliman
The antioxidant role of the green tea (Camellia sinensis) extract (GTE) was examined to remedy the toxic effects of (0.2mgl(-1)) 4-nonylphenol(4-NP). Biochemical parameters, antioxidant enzymes, liver lipid peroxidation (LPO), DNA fragmentation, and apoptosis as well as histopathology of liver of African catfish Clarias gariepinus were considered. Catfishes were divided into four groups: first group (control), second group (0.2mgl(-1) of 4-NP), third group (0.2mgl(-1)of 4-NP +100mg GTE l(-1)water), and fourth group (0...
November 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155817/analysis-of-the-interactome-of-schistosoma-mansoni-histone-deacetylase-8
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Stéphanie Caby, Lucile Pagliazzo, Julien Lancelot, Jean-Michel Saliou, Nicolas Bertheaume, Raymond J Pierce, Emmanuel Roger
BACKGROUND: Histone deacetylase 8 from Schistosoma mansoni (SmHDAC8) is essential to parasite growth and development within the mammalian host and is under investigation as a target for the development of selective inhibitors as novel schistosomicidal drugs. Although some protein substrates and protein partners of human HDAC8 have been characterized, notably indicating a role in the function of the cohesin complex, nothing is known of the partners and biological function of SmHDAC8. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We therefore employed two strategies to characterize the SmHDAC8 interactome...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155238/evaluation-of-two-real-time-pcr-assays-for-the-detection-of-bacterial-dna-in-amniotic-fluid
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Patricia Girón de Velasco-Sada, Iker Falces-Romero, Inmaculada Quiles-Melero, Adela García-Perea, Jesús Mingorance
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate two non-commercial Real-Time PCR assays for the detection of microorganisms in amniotic fluid followed by identification by pyrosequencing. METHODS: We collected 126 amniotic fluids from 2010 to 2015 for the evaluation of two Real-Time PCR assays for detection of bacterial DNA in amniotic fluid (16S Universal PCR and Ureaplasma spp. specific PCR). The method was developed in the Department of Microbiology of the University Hospital La Paz...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155127/mdr1-gene-c3435t-polymorphism-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Mehdi Parsanahad, Manoochehr Makvandi, Ali Teimoori, Shahram Jalilian, Gholamabas Kayedani, Sara Mahmoodi
BACKGROUND: MDR1 is a highly polymorphic gene that encodes P-glycoprotein (P-gp). This protein anchor to the cell membrane and transports toxins, xenobiotic, chemicals, and drugs from the intracellular to extracellular and thus protect cells. Polymorphism of the MDR1 gene seems to be effective in gene expression and response to treatment. Since one of the main mechanisms of drug resistance is the removal of the drug from the cell by ATP-dependent efflux proteins, thus MDR1, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) C3435T can be used as a predictor for treatment outcomes...
November 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155047/novel-mosaic-variants-in-two-patients-with-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome
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Jelena Pozojevic, Ilaria Parenti, Luitgard Graul-Neumann, Sara Ruiz Gil, Erwan Watrin, Kerstin S Wendt, Ralf Werner, Tim M Strom, Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, Frank J Kaiser
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a dominantly inherited developmental disorder caused by mutations in genes that encode for either structural (SMC1A, SMC3, RAD21) or regulatory (NIPBL, HDAC8) subunits of the cohesin complex. NIPBL represents the major gene of the syndrome and heterozygous mutations can be identified in more than 65% of patients. Interestingly, large portions of these variants were described as somatic mosaicism and often escape standard molecular diagnostics using lymphocyte DNA. Here we discuss the role of somatic mosaicism in CdLS and describe two additional patients with NIPBL mosaicism detected by targeted gene panel or exome sequencing...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154928/sequence-analysis-of-the-thrombospondin-related-adhesive-protein-gene-and-heat-shock-protein-70-of-babesia-gibsoni-isolated-from-dogs-in-nanjing-china
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Huan-Ran Lin, Xiao-Ting Mei, Yu-Fang Hong, Yan-Bing Zhao, Xiao-Nan Guo, De-Ji Yang, Da-Wei Yao
In this study, the thrombospondin-related adhesive protein (TRAP) gene and the heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) gene of Babesia gibsoni isolated from the naturally infected dog in the Nanjing area were cloned and sequenced. Twenty blood samples were collected from the suspected cases of babesiosis at the animal hospital of Nanjing Agriculture University. Genomic DNA was extracted from the blood samples, and the 18S rDNAs were amplified by PCR to confirm Babesia infection. As a result, 10 cases of Babesia 18S rDNA gene amplification were positive in the 20 blood samples, confirming that the 10 cases were infected with canine Babesia...
November 14, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153688/genetic-association-of-the-nqo1-rs1800566-609c-t-variant-with-risk-of-preeclampsia-in-the-chinese-han-population
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Liping Zhao, Jingjing Liu, Ping Tan, Wenke Zhang, Qun Gao, Xueying Li, Yan Lin, Qian Dong, Haiyan Wang, Shiguo Liu
AIMS: The NQO1 gene, located on chromosome 16q22, encodes NAD(P)H dehydrogenase 1, an enzyme that can reduce the production of reactive oxygen species and thereby protect cells from oxidative damage. A functional variant of NQO1, rs1800566 (c.C609T/p.Pro187Ser), has significantly less enzymatic activity. Oxidative imbalance plays an important role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia (PE). The purpose of our study is to investigate whether the NQO1 variant is associated with susceptibility to PE in Chinese women...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
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