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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527807/dna-carryover-in-milk-samples-from-routine-milk-recording-used-for-pcr-based-diagnosis-of-bovine-staphylococcus-aureus-mastitis
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Yasser S Mahmmod, Ilka C Klaas, Carsten Enevoldsen
Real-time PCR techniques are increasingly used to detect udder pathogens from milk samples collected non-aseptically at routine milk recording. The objectives of this study were (1) to estimate the statistical associations between cycle threshold (Ct) values for Staphylococcus aureus in non-aseptically collected composite samples taken at routine milk recording from cows milked consecutively with the same milking unit and milk meter; and (2) to formulate practical and plausible guidelines for understanding the diagnostic implications of PCR testing for Staph...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527495/consumer-mobile-health-apps-current-state-barriers-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Cheng-Kai Kao, David M Liebovitz
This paper discusses the current state, barriers, and future directions of consumer-facing applications (apps). There are currently more than 165,000 mobile health apps publicly available in major app stores, the vast majority of which are designed for patients. The top 2 categories are wellness management and disease management apps, whereas other categories include self-diagnosis, medication reminder, and electronic patient portal apps. Apps specific to physical medicine and rehabilitation also are reviewed...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527179/making-time-conservation-of-biological-clocks-from-fungi-to-animals
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Jay C Dunlap, Jennifer J Loros
The capacity for biological timekeeping arose at least three times through evolution, in prokaryotic cyanobacteria, in cells that evolved into higher plants, and within the group of organisms that eventually became the fungi and the animals. Neurospora is a tractable model system for understanding the molecular bases of circadian rhythms in the last of these groups, and is perhaps the most intensively studied circadian cell type. Rhythmic processes described in fungi include growth rate, stress responses, developmental capacity, and sporulation, as well as much of metabolism; fungi use clocks to anticipate daily environmental changes...
May 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526553/hypothalamic-regulation-of-the-sleep-wake-cycle
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REVIEW
Daisuke Ono, Akihiro Yamanaka
Sleep is one of the most important physiological functions in mammals. It is regulated by not only homeostatic regulation but also circadian clock. Several neuropeptide-producing neurons located in the hypothalamus are implicated in the regulation of sleep/wakefulness. Among them, orexin/hypocretin-producing neurons (orexin neurons) are a crucial component for maintenance of wakefulness, because lack of orexin function results in narcolepsy, which is a sleep disorder. Recent findings have identified substances that excite or inhibit neural activity of orexin neurons...
May 16, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525736/a-flick-of-the-tail-keeps-the-circadian-clock-in-line
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Rajesh Narasimamurthy, David M Virshup
Circadian clocks signal and adapt to an ever-changing world by juggling a panoply of transcriptional and post-translational modifications. In this issue of Molecular Cell, Gustafson et al. (2017) report an additional requirement for accurate timekeeping, a cis/trans conformational flicker in the transcriptional activation domain of the core clock protein BMAL1.
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525248/-magnetic-fields-and-health-from-epidemiology-to-cryptochrome-chemistry
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REVIEW
J Vanderstraeten
Biological effects of static magnetic fields (MF) and time-varying MF of electricity (50/60 Hz) appear possible from intensities in the low illitesla range. However, prolonged exposure to 50/60 Hz MF is associated with an increased risk of childhood leukemia at less than one microtesla of time-averaged intensity. And such kind of association is suggested in adults for some blood cancers and senile dementia. The cryptochrome hypothesis has been proposed to explain the association established with childhood leukemia...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524907/breakthrough-cancer-pain-a-systematic-review-of-pharmacologic-management%C3%A2
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Jeannine M Brant, Barbara B Rodgers, Eva Gallagher, Thiruppavai Sundaramurthi
BACKGROUND: Breakthrough cancer pain (BtCP), defined as a transient exacerbation of pain that occurs in conjunction with well-controlled background pain, is a common and burdensome problem in patients with cancer.
. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review is to identify evidence-based pharmacologic modalities for adequate management of BtCP. 
. METHODS: PubMed and CINAHL® databases were searched to identify literature regarding pharmacologic strategies for BtCP published from January 2006 to June 2016...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522814/daily-corticosterone-rhythm-modulates-pineal-function-through-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-related-gene-transcriptional-program
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Sanseray da Silveira Cruz-Machado, Eduardo K Tamura, Claudia E Carvalho-Sousa, Vanderlei Amadeu Rocha, Luciana Pinato, Pedro A C Fernandes, Regina P Markus
Melatonin and glucocorticoids are key hormones in determining daily rhythmicity and modulating defense responses. In nocturnal animals, corticosterone peaks at light/dark transition,while melatonin peaks at the middle of the night in both nocturnal and diurnal animals. The crosstalk between adrenal and pineal glands under inflammatory conditions indicates that corticosterone potentiates nocturnal melatonin synthesis by reducing the activity of NFκB. This transcription factor, which modulates the expression of a key enzyme in melatonin synthesis, is sharply reduced at the entrance of darkness in the rat pineal gland...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516429/cardinal-epigenetic-role-of-non-coding-regulatory-rnas-in-circadian-rhythm
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REVIEW
Utpal Bhadra, Pradipta Patra, Manika Pal-Bhadra
Circadian rhythm which governs basic physiological activities like sleeping, feeding and energy consumption is regulated by light-controlled central clock genes in the pacemaker neuron. The timekeeping machinery with unique transcriptional and post-transcriptional feedback loops is controlled by different small regulatory RNAs in the brain. Roles of the multiple neuronal genes, especially post-transcriptional regulation, splicing, polyadenylation, mature mRNA editing, and stability of translation products, are controlled by epigenetic activities orchestrated via small RNAs...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515340/turning-back-the-clock
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Ashley H Shoemaker
Increased DNA breaks in aging skeletal muscle activate the DNA-PK pathway, whereas blocking this pathway improves mitochondrial density, physical fitness, body weight, and insulin resistance in mice.
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515313/low-temperature-nullifies-the-circadian-clock-in-cyanobacteria-through-hopf-bifurcation
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Yoriko Murayama, Hiroshi Kori, Chiaki Oshima, Takao Kondo, Hideo Iwasaki, Hiroshi Ito
Cold temperatures lead to nullification of circadian rhythms in many organisms. Two typical scenarios explain the disappearance of rhythmicity: the first is oscillation death, which is the transition from self-sustained oscillation to damped oscillation that occurs at a critical temperature. The second scenario is oscillation arrest, in which oscillation terminates at a certain phase. In the field of nonlinear dynamics, these mechanisms are called the Hopf bifurcation and the saddle-node on an invariant circle bifurcation, respectively...
May 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515201/pre-versus-post-mass-extinction-divergence-of-mesozoic-marine-reptiles-dictated-by-time-scale-dependence-of-evolutionary-rates
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Ryosuke Motani, Da-Yong Jiang, Andrea Tintori, Cheng Ji, Jian-Dong Huang
The fossil record of a major clade often starts after a mass extinction even though evolutionary rates, molecular or morphological, suggest its pre-extinction emergence (e.g. squamates, placentals and teleosts). The discrepancy is larger for older clades, and the presence of a time-scale-dependent methodological bias has been suggested, yet it has been difficult to avoid the bias using Bayesian phylogenetic methods. This paradox raises the question of whether ecological vacancies, such as those after mass extinctions, prompt the radiations...
May 17, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514700/a-comparative-in-situ-decomposition-study-using-still-born-piglets-and-leaf-litter-from-a-deciduous-forest
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Ayodeji O Olakanye, Andrew Nelson, T Komang Ralebitso-Senior
A cadaver and dead plant organic matter, or litter, are rich energy sources that undergo a complex decomposition process, which impact the surrounding environmental microbiota. Advances in molecular microbiology techniques, with study of the 16S RNA genes, in particular, have highlighted the application of forensic ecogenomics in addressing key knowledge gaps. To investigate subsurface microbiome shifts as a novel tool to establish "postmortem microbial clock" and augment postmortem interval (PMI) and time-since-burial estimations, an in situ study with triplicate underground burials of piglets as human taphonomic proxies and Quercus robur leaf litter was monitored for 270 days...
May 6, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514207/circadian-gene-clock-affects-drug-resistant-gene-expression-and-cell-proliferation-in-ovarian-cancer-skov3-ddp-cell-lines-through-autophagy
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Yang Sun, Long Jin, Yu-Xia Sui, Li-Li Han, Jia-Hua Liu
Abnormal autophagy regulation affects the chemoresistance of ovarian cancer, during which the circadian gene clock may play a major role. In this study, RNA interference plasmid pSUPER-Clock and overexpression plasmid pcDNA3.1-Clock of CLOCK were used to stably transfect the SKOV3/DDP cells by lipofection. Upon screening, the in vitro transfected cell lines with pSUPER-Clock, the autophagy level, and G0/G1 phase cells were significantly reduced, and the expression levels of Clock, LC3, P-gp, and MRP2 were inhibited...
May 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511934/repeated-manganese-administration-produced-abnormal-expression-of-circadian-clock-genes-in-the-hypothalamus-and-liver-of-rats
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Huan Li, Ximin Fan, Ying Luo, Sheng Song, Jie Liu, Qiyuan Fan
Manganese (Mn) neurotoxicity displays non-motor dysfunction and motor impairment like Parkinson's disease (PD), and is called as Manganism. Circadian disruption is a non-motor symptom found in PD and Manganism. Clock genes are essential to drive and maintain circadian rhythm, but little is known about Mn exposure on circadian clock genes expression. Both the brain and liver are targets of Mn, we hypothesize that repeated Mn administration could affect clock gene expression in the hypothalamus and livers. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were intraperitoneally injected Mn(2+)1mg and 5mg /kg as MnCl2•4H2O, every other day for 30 days...
May 13, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511899/signaling-pathways-to-and-from-the-hypophysial-pars-tuberalis-an-important-center-for-the-control-of-seasonal-rhythms
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REVIEW
Horst-Werner Korf
Seasonal (circannual) rhythms play an important role for the control of body functions (reproduction, metabolism, immune responses) in nearly all living organisms. Also humans are affected by the seasons with regard to immune responses and mental functions, the seasonal affective disorder being one of the most prominent examples. The hypophysial pars tuberalis (PT), an important interface between the hypophysial pars distalis and neuroendocrine centers in the brain, plays an essential role in the regulation of seasonal functions and may even be the seat of the circannual clock...
May 13, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507305/overcoming-thermal-noise-in-non-volatile-spin-wave-logic
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Sourav Dutta, Dmitri E Nikonov, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Ian A Young, Azad Naeemi
Spin waves are propagating disturbances in magnetically ordered materials, analogous to lattice waves in solid systems and are often described from a quasiparticle point of view as magnons. The attractive advantages of Joule-heat-free transmission of information, utilization of the phase of the wave as an additional degree of freedom and lower footprint area compared to conventional charge-based devices have made spin waves or magnon spintronics a promising candidate for beyond-CMOS wave-based computation. However, any practical realization of an all-magnon based computing system must undergo the essential steps of a careful selection of materials and demonstrate robustness with respect to thermal noise or variability...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506615/modelling-asymmetric-somitogenesis-deciphering-the-mechanisms-behind-species-differences
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Renske M A Vroomans, Kirsten H W J Ten Tusscher
Somitogenesis is one of the major hallmarks of bilateral symmetry in vertebrates. This symmetry is lost when retinoic acid (RA) signalling is inhibited, allowing the left-right determination pathway to influence somitogenesis. In all three studied vertebrate model species, zebrafish, chicken and mouse, the frequency of somite formation becomes asymmetric, with slower gene expression oscillations driving somitogenesis on the right side. Still, intriguingly, the resulting left-right asymmetric phenotypes differ significantly between these model species...
May 12, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506462/a-slow-conformational-switch-in-the-bmal1-transactivation-domain-modulates-circadian-rhythms
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Chelsea L Gustafson, Nicole C Parsley, Hande Asimgil, Hsiau-Wei Lee, Christopher Ahlbach, Alicia K Michael, Haiyan Xu, Owen L Williams, Tara L Davis, Andrew C Liu, Carrie L Partch
The C-terminal transactivation domain (TAD) of BMAL1 (brain and muscle ARNT-like 1) is a regulatory hub for transcriptional coactivators and repressors that compete for binding and, consequently, contributes to period determination of the mammalian circadian clock. Here, we report the discovery of two distinct conformational states that slowly exchange within the dynamic TAD to control timing. This binary switch results from cis/trans isomerization about a highly conserved Trp-Pro imide bond in a region of the TAD that is required for normal circadian timekeeping...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506231/optogenetic-interrogation-reveals-separable-g-protein-dependent-and-independent-signalling-linking-g-protein-coupled-receptors-to-the-circadian-oscillator
#20
Helena J Bailes, Nina Milosavljevic, Ling-Yu Zhuang, Elliot J Gerrard, Tomoki Nishiguchi, Takeaki Ozawa, Robert J Lucas
BACKGROUND: Endogenous circadian oscillators distributed across the mammalian body are synchronised among themselves and with external time via a variety of signalling molecules, some of which interact with G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCRs can regulate cell physiology via pathways originating with heterotrimeric G-proteins or β-arrestins. We applied an optogenetic approach to determine the contribution of these two signalling modes on circadian phase. RESULTS: We employed a photopigment (JellyOp) that activates Gαs signalling with better selectivity and higher sensitivity than available alternatives, and a point mutant of this pigment (F112A) biased towards β-arrestin signalling...
May 15, 2017: BMC Biology
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