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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738651/recent-advances-in-sample-pre-treatment-for-emerging-methods-in-proteomic-analysis
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María Ramos-Payán, Juan A Ocaña-González, Rut M Fernández-Torres, Santiago Maspoch, Miguel Ángel Bello-López
The objective of proteomics is the study of proteins (including their structure elucidation, the characterization of their role in biochemical process, the detection and identification of anomalous modifications in their structures and behavior, etc.) from both a qualitative and quantitative point of view. These studies have to face several difficulties as (a) the intrinsic complexity of protein molecules, (b) the low concentrations of the studied proteins, (c) the complexity of the biological samples (which could lead to interferences from the components of these matrixes), etc...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738237/a-case-report-of-unexpected-pathology-within-an-incarcerated-ventral-hernia
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Erica D Kane, Katharine R Bittner, Michelle Bennett, John R Romanelli, Neal E Seymour, Jacqueline J Wu
INTRODUCTION: Incidence of hernial appendicitis is 0.008%, most frequently within inguinal and femoral hernias. Up to 2.5% of appendectomy patients are found to have Crohn's disease. Elucidating the etiology of inflammation is essential for directing management. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 51-year-old female with achondroplastic dwarfism, multiple cesarean sections, and subsequent massive incisional hernia, presented with ruptured appendicitis within her incarcerated hernia...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738070/determinants-associated-with-deprivation-in-multimorbid-patients-in-primary-care-a-cross-sectional-study-in-switzerland
#3
Silja Leiser, Anouk Déruaz-Luyet, A Alexandra N'Goran, Jérôme Pasquier, Sven Streit, Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Andreas Zeller, Dagmar M Haller, Lilli Herzig, Patrick Bodenmann
BACKGROUND: Deprivation usually encompasses material, social, and health components. It has been shown to be associated with greater risks of developing chronic health conditions and of worse outcome in multimorbidity. The DipCare questionnaire, an instrument developed and validated in Switzerland for use in primary care, identifies patients subject to potentially higher levels of deprivation. OBJECTIVES: To identifying determinants of the material, social, and health profiles associated with deprivation in a sample of multimorbid, primary care patients, and thus set priorities in screening for deprivation in this population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738060/community-detection-in-sequence-similarity-networks-based-on-attribute-clustering
#4
Janamejaya Chowdhary, Frank E Löffler, Jeremy C Smith
Networks are powerful tools for the presentation and analysis of interactions in multi-component systems. A commonly studied mesoscopic feature of networks is their community structure, which arises from grouping together similar nodes into one community and dissimilar nodes into separate communities. Here, the community structure of protein sequence similarity networks is determined with a new method: Attribute Clustering Dependent Communities (ACDC). Sequence similarity has hitherto typically been quantified by the alignment score or its expectation value...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737391/role-of-dispersive-fluorous-interaction-in-the-solvation-dynamics-of-the-perfluoro-group-containing-molecules
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Saptarsi Mondal, Soumit Chaterjee, Ritaban Halder, Biman Jana, Prashant Chandra Singh
Perfluoro group containing molecules possess an important self-aggregation property through the fluorous (F•••F) interaction which makes them useful for diverse applications such as medicinal chemistry, separation techniques, polymer technology and biology. In this paper, we have investigated the solvation dynamics of coumarin-153 (C153) and coumarin-6H (C6H) in ethanol (ETH), 2-fluoroethanol (MFE) and 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol (TFE) using the femtosecond upconversion technique and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation to understand the role of fluorous interaction between the solute and solvent molecules in the solvation dynamics of perfluoro group containing molecules...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737011/a-distinctive-patchy-osteomalacia-characterises-phospho1-deficient-mice
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Alan Boyde, Katherine A Staines, Behzad Javaheri, Jose Luis Millan, Andrew A Pitsillides, Colin Farquharson
The phosphatase PHOSPHO1 is involved in the initiation of biomineralisation. Bones in Phospho1 knockout (KO) mice show histological osteomalacia with frequent bowing of long bones and spontaneous fractures: they contain less mineral, with smaller mineral crystals. However, the consequences of Phospho1 ablation on the microscale structure of bone are not yet fully elucidated. Tibias and femurs obtained from wild-type and Phospho1 null (KO) mice (25-32 weeks old) were embedded in PMMA, cut and polished to produce near longitudinal sections...
August 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736519/isolating-discriminant-neural-activity-in-the-presence-of-eye-movements-and-concurrent-task-demands
#7
Jon Touryan, Vernon J Lawhern, Patrick M Connolly, Nima Bigdely-Shamlo, Anthony J Ries
A growing number of studies use the combination of eye-tracking and electroencephalographic (EEG) measures to explore the neural processes that underlie visual perception. In these studies, fixation-related potentials (FRPs) are commonly used to quantify early and late stages of visual processing that follow the onset of each fixation. However, FRPs reflect a mixture of bottom-up (sensory-driven) and top-down (goal-directed) processes, in addition to eye movement artifacts and unrelated neural activity. At present there is little consensus on how to separate this evoked response into its constituent elements...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736327/within-session-and-between-session-reliability-construct-validity-and-comparison-between-individuals-with-and-without-neck-pain-of-four-neck-muscle-tests
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Filipa Martins, André Bento, Anabela G Silva
BACKGROUND: A variety of tests have been proposed to measure the performance of neck flexor muscles, but head-to-head comparisons have been hardly documented. OBJECTIVE: To compare reliability indexes, construct validity and ability to discriminate between individuals with and without neck pain of four muscle tests (deep neck flexors endurance test - DNFET; two variations of the craniocervical flexion test - CCFT1 and CCFT2; and dynamometry). DESIGN: Reliability and validity study...
July 20, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735961/binding-of-pmclipsp2-to-microbial-cell-wall-components-and-activation-of-the-propo-activating-system-in-the-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon
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Narach Khoratanakulchai, Piti Amparyup, Anchalee Tassanakajon
Clip domain serine proteinases (ClipSPs) play an important role in the prophenoloxidase-activating (proPO) system. In the shrimp Penaeus monodon, the ClipSP PmClipSP2 has been previously shown to bind to microbial polysaccharides (LPS and β-1,3-glucan) and likely activates the proPO system. To reveal the binding site of the PmClipSP2 protein, the N-terminal clip domain (Clip-PmClipSP) and C-terminal SP domain (SP-PmClipSP2) were separately cloned. The recombinant proteins were then assayed for their binding properties and involvement in proPO activation...
July 20, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735305/molecular-study-of-indigenous-bacterial-community-composition-on-exposure-to-soil-arsenic-concentration-gradient
#10
Semanti Basu, Tanima Paul, Priya Yadav, Abhijit Debnath, Keka Sarkar
Community structure of bacteria present in arsenic contaminated agricultural soil was studied with qPCR (quantitative PCR) and DGGE (Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis) as an indicator of extreme stresses. Copy number of six common bacterial taxa (Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, α-, β- and γ-Proteobacteria, Firmicutes) was calculated using group specific primers of 16S rDNA. It revealed that soil contaminated with low concentration of arsenic was dominated by both Actinobacteria and Proteobacteria but a shift towards Proteobacteria was observed with increasing arsenic concentration, and number of Actinobacteria eventually decreases...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735182/fluidized-bed-fenton-coupled-with-ceramic-membrane-separation-for-advanced-treatment-of-flax-wastewater
#11
Dong Fan, Lili Ding, Hui Huang, Mengtian Chen, Hongqiang Ren
Fluidized-bed Fenton coupled with ceramic membrane separation to treat the flax secondary effluent was investigated. The operating variables, including initial pH, dosage of H2O2 and Fe(0), air flow rate, TMP and pore size, were optimized. The distributions of DOMs in the treatment process were analyzed. Under the optimum condition (600mgL(-1)H2O2, 1.4gL(-1) Fe(0), pH=3, 300Lh(-1) air flow rate and 15psi TMP), the highest TOC and color removal efficiencies were 84% and 94% in the coupled reactor with 100nm ceramic membrane, reducing 39% of total iron with similar removal efficiency compared with Fluidized-bed Fenton...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734728/a-new-ppar%C3%AE-dna-origami-biochromatography-and-offline-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-method-for-screening-ppar%C3%AE-receptor-antagonists-from-ginsenosides
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Jie Zhou, Chong Sun, Lingchang Meng, Weiran Ye, Pei Luo, Fang Sun, Shanshan Chen, Xia Xu
To rapidly identify novel PPARγ ligands, a robust binding assay amenable to high-efficiency screening toward PPARγ would be desirable. In this study, a new PPARγ assembled on DNA origami (PPARγ/DNA origami) biochromatography drug screening model was constructed and evaluated. The method was used to screen active ingredients acted on PPARγ from the total ginsenosides. The total ginsenosides were handled on this biochromatography column by HPLC. The collected retention fraction from the biochromatography column was analyzed by HPLC and HPLC/MS...
July 19, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734351/capillary-electrophoresis-tandem-mass-spectrometry-as-a-highly-selective-tool-for-the-compositional-and-site-specific-assessment-of-multiple-peptide-deamidation
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Elena Dominguez-Vega, Thomas De Vijlder, Edwin P Romijn, Govert W Somsen
Site-specific mapping of multiple deamidations in peptides is a challenging analytical task. In this work, capillary electrophoresis-tandem mass spectrometry (CE-MS/MS) is presented as a high-resolution tool for the detailed characterization of these subtle modifications in peptides. The 4.5-kDa peptide drug TRI-1144, which contains five closely-positioned potential deamidation sites, was selected as model compound. TRI-1144 was exposed to acidic conditions and/or elevated temperatures for 1-14 h. Stressed samples were analyzed using a background electrolyte (BGE) of 150 mM ammonium formate (pH 6...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734131/changes-in-health-related-quality-of-life-in-older-candidates-waiting-for-kidney-transplantation
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Kjersti Lønning, Karsten Midtvedt, Tomm Bernklev, Cathrine Brunborg, Marit Helen Andersen, Nanna von der Lippe, Anna V Reisaeter, Pål-Dag Line, Anders Hartmann, Kristian Heldal
AIM: There is limited available knowledge regarding health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older patients with chronic kidney disease. We aimed to describe HRQoL in renal transplant candidates 65 years or older at transplant acceptance, and during the first year on the waiting list.. METHODS: A nationwide prospective observational study in Norway was conducted. HRQoL was evaluated at baseline (wait listing) and after 6 and 12 months using the patient self-reported Kidney Disease and Quality of Life Short form version 1...
July 22, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734059/localized-reductions-in-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-children-with-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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Jia Fan, Paul A Taylor, Sandra W Jacobson, Christopher D Molteno, Suril Gohel, Bharat B Biswal, Joseph L Jacobson, Ernesta M Meintjes
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are characterized by impairment in cognitive function that may or may not be accompanied by craniofacial anomalies, microcephaly, and/or growth retardation. Resting-state functional MRI (rs-fMRI), which examines the low-frequency component of the blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal in the absence of an explicit task, provides an efficient and powerful mechanism for studying functional brain networks even in low-functioning and young subjects. Studies using independent component analysis (ICA) have identified a set of resting-state networks (RSNs) that have been linked to distinct domains of cognitive and perceptual function, which are believed to reflect the intrinsic functional architecture of the brain...
July 22, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733282/differentiating-botulinum-neurotoxin-producing-clostridia-with-a-simple-multiplex-pcr-assay
#16
Charles H D Williamson, Adam J Vazquez, Karen Hill, Theresa J Smith, Roxanne Nottingham, Nathan E Stone, Colin J Sobek, Jill H Cocking, Rafael A Fernández, Patricia A Caballero, Owen P Leiser, Paul Keim, Jason W Sahl
Diverse members of the genus clostridium produce botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), which cause a flaccid paralysis known as botulism. While multiple species of clostridia produce BoNTs, the majority of human botulism cases have been attributed to Clostridium botulinum Groups I and II. Recent comparative genomic studies have demonstrated the genomic diversity within these BoNT-producing species. This study introduces a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for differentiating members of C. botulinum Group I, C...
July 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733207/uplc-q-tof-ms-based-urine-and-plasma-metabonomics-study-on-the-ameliorative-effects-of-aspirin-eugenol-ester-in-hyperlipidemia-rats
#17
Ning Ma, Xi-Wang Liu, Xiao-Jun Kong, Zhe Qin, Shi-Hong Li, Zeng-Hua Jiao, Peng-Cheng Dong, Ya-Jun Yang, Jian-Yong Li
The main objective of this study was to investigate the ameliorative effects of aspirin eugenol ester (AEE) in hyperlipidemic rat. After five-week oral administration of AEE in high fat diet (HFD)-induced hyperlipidemic rats, the impact of AEE on plasma and urine metabonomics was investigated to explore the underlying mechanism by UPLC-Q-TOF/MS analysis. Blood lipid levels and histopathological changes of liver, stomach and duodenum were also evaluated after AEE treatment. Without obvious gastrointestinal (GI) side effects, AEE significantly relieved fatty degeneration of liver and reduced triglyceride (TG), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol (TCH) (P<0...
July 18, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732773/efficacy-of-oral-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-for-hiv-among-women-with-abnormal-vaginal-microbiota-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-randomised-placebo-controlled-partners-prep-study
#18
Renee Heffron, R Scott McClelland, Jennifer E Balkus, Connie Celum, Craig R Cohen, Nelly Mugo, Elizabeth Bukusi, Deborah Donnell, Jairam Lingappa, James Kiarie, Tina Fiedler, Matthew Munch, David N Fredricks, Jared M Baeten
BACKGROUND: Daily oral tenofovir-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is high efficacious for HIV prevention among women with high adherence. However, the effect of abnormal vaginal microbiota on PrEP efficacy is of concern. We investigated whether bacterial vaginosis modified the efficacy of oral PrEP. METHODS: We used prospectively collected data from women in the Partners PrEP Study, a placebo-controlled trial of daily oral PrEP (either tenofovir monotherapy or a combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine) in HIV serodiscordant couples aged 18 years or older in Kenya and Uganda that showed high efficacy in women...
July 18, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732593/multisegment-injections-improve-peptide-identification-rates-in-capillary-zone-electrophoresis-based-bottom-up-proteomics
#19
Danielle A Boley, Zhenbin Zhang, Norman J Dovichi
While capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) provides dramatically improved numbers of peptide identifications compared with reversed-phase chromatography for bottom-up proteomics of mass limited samples, CZE inevitably produces lower numbers of peptide identifications than RPLC for larger samples. One reason for this poorer performance is the dead time between injection of samples and subsequent appearance of the fastest moving component. This dead time is typically 25% of the separation window in CZE, but is only 5% of the separation window in gradient elution RPLC...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731545/genome-scale-data-reveals-that-endemic-poecilia-populations-from-small-sulfidic-springs-display-no-evidence-of-inbreeding
#20
Anthony P Brown, Ryan Greenway, Samuel Morgan, Corey R Quackenbush, Luca Giordani, Lenin Arias-Rodriguez, Michael Tobler, Joanna L Kelley
Populations with limited ranges can be highly vulnerable to changes in their environment and are, thus, of high conservation concern. Populations that experience human-induced range reductions are often highly inbred and lack genetic diversity, but it is unknown whether this is also the case for populations with naturally small ranges. The fishes Poecilia sulphuraria (listed as critically endangered) and Poecilia thermalis, which are endemic to small hydrogen sulfide rich springs in southern Mexico, are examples of such populations with inherently small habitats...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Ecology
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