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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918158/recombinant-expression-and-characterization-of-lucilia-cuprina-cyp6g3-activity-and-binding-properties-toward-multiple-pesticides
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Matthew J Traylor, Jong-Min Baek, Katelyn E Richards, Roberto Fusetto, W Huang, Peter Josh, Zhengzhong Chen, Padma Bollapragada, Richard A J O'Hair, Philip Batterham, Elizabeth M J Gillam
The Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina, is a primary cause of sheep flystrike and a major agricultural pest. Cytochrome P450 enzymes have been implicated in the resistance of L. cuprina to several classes of insecticides. In particular, CYP6G3 is a L. cuprina homologue of Drosophila melanogaster CYP6G1, a P450 known to confer multi-pesticide resistance. To investigate the basis of resistance, a bicistronic Escherichia coli expression system was developed to co-express active L. cuprina CYP6G3 and house fly (Musca domestica) P450 reductase...
September 13, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918098/identifying-novel-factor-xiia-inhibitors-with-pca-ga-svm-developed-vhts-models
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Jonathan Jun Feng Chen, Donald P Visco
There currently is renewed interest in blood clotting Factor XII as a potential target for thrombosis inhibition. Historically untargeted, there is little drug information with which to start drug candidate searches. Typical high-throughput screening can identify potential drug candidates, but is inefficient. Virtual high-throughput screening can be used to raise efficiency by focusing experimental efforts on compounds predicted to be active and is applied here to identify new Factor XIIa inhibitors. We combine principal component analysis, genetic algorithm and support vector machine to create the models used in the virtual high-throughput screening...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916818/identification-of-4-phenylquinolin-2-1h-one-as-a-specific-allosteric-inhibitor-of-akt
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Bill X Huang, Kenny Newcomer, Karl Kevala, Elena Barnaeva, Wei Zheng, Xin Hu, Samarjit Patnaik, Noel Southall, Juan Marugan, Marc Ferrer, Hee-Yong Kim
Akt plays a major role in tumorigenesis and the development of specific Akt inhibitors as effective cancer therapeutics has been challenging. Here, we report the identification of a highly specific allosteric inhibitor of Akt through a FRET-based high-throughput screening, and characterization of its inhibitory mechanism. Out of 373,868 compounds screened, 4-phenylquinolin-2(1H)-one specifically decreased Akt phosphorylation at both T308 and S473, and inhibited Akt kinase activity (IC50 = 6 µM) and downstream signaling...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916508/development-of-a-whole-slide-imaging-system-on-smartphones-and-evaluation-with-frozen-section-samples
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Hong Yu, Feng Gao, Liren Jiang, Shuoxin Ma
BACKGROUND: The aim was to develop scalable Whole Slide Imaging (sWSI), a WSI system based on mainstream smartphones coupled with regular optical microscopes. This ultra-low-cost solution should offer diagnostic-ready imaging quality on par with standalone scanners, supporting both oil and dry objective lenses of different magnifications, and reasonably high throughput. These performance metrics should be evaluated by expert pathologists and match those of high-end scanners. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to develop scalable Whole Slide Imaging (sWSI), a whole slide imaging system based on smartphones coupled with optical microscopes...
September 15, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916303/high-throughput-flow-cytometry-for-drug-discovery-principles-applications-and-case-studies
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REVIEW
Mei Ding, Karin Kaspersson, David Murray, Catherine Bardelle
Flow cytometry is a technology providing multiparametric analysis of single cells or other suspension particles. High-throughput (HT) flow cytometry has become an attractive screening platform for drug discovery. In this review, we highlight the recent HT flow cytometry applications, and then focus on HT flow cytometry deployment at AstraZeneca (AZ). Practical considerations for successful HT flow cytometry assay development and screening are provided based on experience from four project case studies at AZ...
September 12, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916103/controlled-synchronized-actuation-of-microdroplets-by-gravity-in-a-superhydrophobic-3d-printed-device
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P E Oomen, J P S H Mulder, E Verpoorte, R D Oleschuk
Droplet manipulation over open surfaces allows one to perform assays with a large degree of control and high throughput, making them appealing for applications in drug screening or (bio)analysis. However, the design, manufacturing and operation of these systems comes with high technical requirements. In this study we employ a commercial, low-friction, superhydrophobic coating, Ultra-Ever Dry(®), on a 3D-printed microfluidic device. The device features individual droplet compartments, which allow the manipulation of discrete droplets (10-50 μL) actuated by gravity alone...
October 2, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916034/colorimetric-biosensor-based-on-a-dnazyme-primer-and-its-application-in-logic-gate-operations-for-dna-screening
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Chenguang Wang, Nan Cheng, Longjiao Zhu, Yuancong Xu, Kunlun Huang, Pengyu Zhu, Shuifang Zhu, Wei Fu, Wentao Xu
A colorimetric biosensor for DNA screening was designed based on the conformational changes of the horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-mimicking DNAzyme. The scheme of DNA biosensing was designed based on the base pairing of DNAzyme sequence to inhibit the formation of HRP-mimicking hemin/G-quadruplex structures in the process of amplification. DNA could be amplified via the universal primer multiplex polymerase chain reaction (UP-M-PCR) and innovatively detected as color disappear in the reaction visible to the naked eye...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915356/real-time-apoptosis-and-viability-high-throughput-screening-of-3d-multicellular-tumor-spheroids-using-the-celigo-image-cytometer
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Sarah Kessel, Scott Cribbes, Surekha Bonasu, Jean Qiu, Leo Li-Ying Chan
Three-dimensional tumor spheroid models have been increasingly used to investigate and characterize cancer drug compounds. Previously, the Celigo image cytometer has demonstrated its utility in a high-throughput screening manner for evaluating potential drug candidates in a 3D multicellular tumor spheroid (MCTS) primary screen. In addition, we have developed real-time kinetic caspase 3/7 apoptosis and propidium iodide viability 3D MCTS assays, both of which can be used in a secondary screen to better characterize the hit compounds...
September 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915268/large-scale-cross-species-chemogenomic-platform-proposes-a-new-drug-discovery-strategy-of-veterinary-drug-from-herbal-medicines
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Chao Huang, Yang Yang, Xuetong Chen, Chao Wang, Yan Li, Chunli Zheng, Yonghua Wang
Veterinary Herbal Medicine (VHM) is a comprehensive, current, and informative discipline on the utilization of herbs in veterinary practice. Driven by chemistry but progressively directed by pharmacology and the clinical sciences, drug research has contributed more to address the needs for innovative veterinary medicine for curing animal diseases. However, research into veterinary medicine of vegetal origin in the pharmaceutical industry has reduced, owing to questions such as the short of compatibility of traditional natural-product extract libraries with high-throughput screening...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913885/development-and-evaluation-of-high-density-snp-array-axiom-%C3%A2-cicersnp%C3%A2-array-for-high-resolution-genetic-mapping-and-breeding-applications-in-chickpea
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Manish Roorkiwal, Ankit Jain, Sandip M Kale, Dadakhalandar Doddamani, Annapurna Chitikineni, Mahendar Thudi, Rajeev K Varshney
To accelerate genomics research and molecular breeding applications in chickpea, a high-throughput SNP genotyping platform 'Axiom(®) CicerSNP array' has been designed, developed and validated. Screening of whole genome re-sequencing data from 429 chickpea lines identified 4.9 million SNPs from which a sub-set of 70,463 high quality non redundant SNPs was selected using different stringent filter criteria's. This was further narrowed down to 61,174 SNPs based on p-convert score ≥ 0.3, of which 50,590 SNPs could be tiled on array...
September 15, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913702/impaired-fertility-and-motor-function-in-a-zebrafish-model-for-classic-galactosemia
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Jo M Vanoevelen, M Estela Rubio-Gozalbo, Britt van Erven, Jörgen Bierau, Xiaoping Huang, Gerard T Berry, Rein Vos, Ana I Coelho
Classic galactosemia is a genetic disorder of galactose metabolism, caused by severe deficiency of galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (GALT) enzyme activity due to mutations of the GALT gene. Its pathogenesis is still not fully elucidated, and a therapy that prevents chronic impairments is lacking. In order to move research forward, there is a high need for a novel animal model, which allows organ studies throughout development and high-throughput screening of pharmacologic compounds. Here, we describe the generation of a galt knockout zebrafish model and present its phenotypical characterization...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912785/genotyping-by-sequencing-gbs-revealed-molecular-genetic-diversity-of-iranian-wheat-landraces-and-cultivars
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Hadi Alipour, Mohammad R Bihamta, Valiollah Mohammadi, Seyed A Peyghambari, Guihua Bai, Guorong Zhang
Background: Genetic diversity is an essential resource for breeders to improve new cultivars with desirable characteristics. Recently, genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), a next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology that can simplify complex genomes, has now be used as a high-throughput and cost-effective molecular tool for routine breeding and screening in many crop species, including the species with a large genome. Results: We genotyped a diversity panel of 369 Iranian hexaploid wheat accessions including 270 landraces collected between 1931 and 1968 in different climate zones and 99 cultivars released between 1942 to 2014 using 16,506 GBS-based single nucleotide polymorphism (GBS-SNP) markers...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912557/a-nmda-receptor-calcium-influx-assay-sensitive-to-stimulation-by-glutamate-and-glycine-d-serine
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Hongqiu Guo, L Miguel Camargo, Fred Yeboah, Mary Ellen Digan, Honglin Niu, Yue Pan, Stephan Reiling, Gilberto Soler-Llavina, Wilhelm A Weihofen, Hao-Ran Wang, Y Gopi Shanker, Travis Stams, Anke Bill
N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptors (NMDARs) are ionotropic glutamate receptors that function in synaptic transmission, plasticity and cognition. Malfunction of NMDARs has been implicated in a variety of nervous system disorders, making them attractive therapeutic targets. Overexpression of functional NMDAR in non-neuronal cells results in cell death by excitotoxicity, hindering the development of cell-based assays for NMDAR drug discovery. Here we report a plate-based, high-throughput approach to study NMDAR function...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910858/overview-of-methods-and-strategies-for-conducting-virtual-small-molecule-screening
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Xavier Fradera, Kerim Babaoglu
Virtual screening (VS) in the context of drug discovery is the use of computational methods to discover novel ligands with a desired biological activity from within a larger collection of molecules. These techniques have been in use for many years, there is a wide range of methodologies available, and many successful applications have been reported in the literature. VS is often used as an alternative or a complement to High-throughput screening (HTS) or other methods to identify ligands for target validation or medicinal chemistry projects...
September 14, 2017: Current Protocols in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910856/high-throughput-screening-of-hect-e3-ubiquitin-ligases-using-ubfluor
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Peter K Foote, David T Krist, Alexander V Statsyuk
HECT E3 ubiquitin ligases are responsible for many human disease phenotypes and are promising drug targets; however, screening assays for HECT E3 inhibitors are inherently complex, requiring upstream E1 and E2 enzymes as well as ubiquitin, ATP, and detection reagents. Intermediate ubiquitin thioesters and a complex mixture of polyubiquitin products provide further opportunities for off-target inhibition and increase the complexity of the assay. UbFluor is a novel ubiquitin thioester that bypasses the E1 and E2 enzymes and undergoes direct transthiolation with HECT E3 ligases...
September 14, 2017: Current Protocols in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910516/controlling-differentiation-of-stem-cells-for-developing-personalized-organ-on-chip-platforms
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REVIEW
Armin Geraili, Parya Jafari, Mohsen Sheikh Hassani, Behnaz Heidary Araghi, Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi, Amir Mohammad Ghafari, Sara Hasanpour Tamrin, Hassan Pezeshgi Modarres, Ahmad Rezaei Kolahchi, Samad Ahadian, Amir Sanati-Nezhad
Organ-on-chip (OOC) platforms have attracted attentions of pharmaceutical companies as powerful tools for screening of existing drugs and development of new drug candidates. OOCs have primarily used human cell lines or primary cells to develop biomimetic tissue models. However, the ability of human stem cells in unlimited self-renewal and differentiation into multiple lineages has made them attractive for OOCs. The microfluidic technology has enabled precise control of stem cell differentiation using soluble factors, biophysical cues, and electromagnetic signals...
September 14, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910318/characterization-of-a-novel-panel-of-plasma-micrornas-that-discriminates-between-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-and-healthy-individuals
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Jia-Yi Cui, Hong-Wei Liang, Xin-Ling Pan, Di Li, Na Jiao, Yan-Hong Liu, Jin Fu, Xiao-Yu He, Gao-Xiang Sun, Chun-Lei Zhang, Chi-Hao Zhao, Dong-Hai Li, En-Yu Dai, Ke Zen, Feng-Min Zhang, Chen-Yu Zhang, Xi Chen, Hong Ling
Cavities are important in clinical diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although microRNAs (miRNAs) play a vital role in the regulation of inflammation, the relation between plasma miRNA and pulmonary tuberculosis with cavity remains unknown. In this study, plasma samples were derived from 89 cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis (CP-TB) patients, 89 non-cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis (NCP-TB) patients and 95 healthy controls. Groups were matched for age and gender. In the screening phase, Illumina high-throughput sequencing technology was employed to analyze miRNA profiles in plasma samples pooled from CP-TB patients, NCP-TB patients and healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906572/culex-torrentium-mosquitoes-from-germany-are-negative-for-wolbachia
#18
M Leggewie, R Krumkamp, M Badusche, A Heitmann, S Jansen, J Schmidt-Chanasit, E Tannich, S C Becker
Wolbachia (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) infects a wide range of arthropods, including several mosquito species. The bacterium is known to induce a plethora of phenotypes in its host, examples being the reproductive phenotype cytoplasmic incompatibility or resistance against infection with arboviruses. The latter is especially relevant when assessing the vector competence of mosquito species for emerging arboviruses. Thus, knowledge of Wolbachia infection status is important for the assessment of vector competence...
September 14, 2017: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906564/use-of-monolithic-supports-for-high-throughput-protein-and-peptide-separation-in-proteomics
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REVIEW
Uroš Andjelković, Srdjan Tufegdžić, Milica Popović
The exclusive properties of monolithic supports enable fast mass transfer, high porosity, low back pressure, easy preparation process and miniaturisation and the availability of different chemistries make them particularly suitable materials for high-throughput (HTP) protein and peptide separation. In this review recent advances in monolith-based chromatographic supports for HTP screening of protein and peptide samples are presented and their application in HTP sample preparation (separation, enrichment, depletion, proteolytic digestion) for HTP proteomics is discussed...
September 14, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906057/a-chemical-disruptor-of-the-clpx-chaperone-complex-attenuates-multiresistant-staphylococcus-aureus-virulence
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Christian Fetzer, Vadim S Korotkov, Robert Thänert, Kyu Myung Lee, Martin Neuenschwander, Jens Peter von Kries, Eva Medina, Stephan Axel Sieber
The Staphylococcus aureus ClpXP protease is an important regulator of cell homeostasis and virulence. Here we utilize a high-throughput screen against the ClpXP complex and identify a specific inhibitor of the ClpX chaperone that disrupts its oligomeric state. Synthesis of 34 derivatives revealed that the molecular scaffold is restrictive for diversification with only minor changes tolerated. Subsequent analysis of the most active compound revealed strong attenuation of S. aureus toxin production which was quantified via a customized MS-based assay platform...
September 14, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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