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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806731/climatic-niche-of-selinum-alatum-apiaceae-selineae-a-new-invasive-plant-species-in-central-europe-and-its-alterations-according-to-the-climate-change-scenarios-are-the-european-mountains-threatened-by-invasion
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Kamil Konowalik, Małgorzata Proćków, Jarosław Proćków
In recent years, a few established populations of Selinum alatum have been found in the Eastern Carpathians outside its native range that is the Caucasus and the Armenian Highlands. The species is spreading predominantly in Poland where it can outcompete native plants in certain cases. This study addresses a potential climatic niche of the plant with the special aims to illuminate future spreading and indicate areas suitable for invasion. Our results show that the extent of the favourable habitat of the species is broader than currently known...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804485/transcriptional-profiling-of-midguts-prepared-from-trypanosoma-t-congolense-positive-glossina-palpalis-palpalis-collected-from-two-distinct-cameroonian-foci-coordinated-signatures-of-the-midguts-remodeling-as-t-congolense-supportive-niches
#2
Jean M Tsagmo Ngoune, Flobert Njiokou, Béatrice Loriod, Ginette Kame-Ngasse, Nicolas Fernandez-Nunez, Claire Rioualen, Jacques van Helden, Anne Geiger
Our previous transcriptomic analysis of Glossina palpalis gambiensis experimentally infected or not with Trypanosoma brucei gambiense aimed to detect differentially expressed genes (DEGs) associated with infection. Specifically, we selected candidate genes governing tsetse fly vector competence that could be used in the context of an anti-vector strategy, to control human and/or animal trypanosomiasis. The present study aimed to verify whether gene expression in field tsetse flies (G. p. palpalis) is modified in response to natural infection by trypanosomes (T...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802102/pnipaam-co-jeffamine-%C3%A2-pnj-scaffolds-as-in%C3%A2-vitro-models-for-niche-enrichment-of-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells
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John M Heffernan, James B McNamara, Sabine Borwege, Brent L Vernon, Nader Sanai, Shwetal Mehta, Rachael W Sirianni
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common adult primary brain tumor, and the 5-year survival rate is less than 5%. GBM malignancy is driven in part by a population of GBM stem-like cells (GSCs) that exhibit indefinite self-renewal capacity, multipotent differentiation, expression of neural stem cell markers, and resistance to conventional treatments. GSCs are enriched in specialized niche microenvironments that regulate stem phenotypes and support GSC radioresistance. Therefore, identifying GSC-niche interactions that regulate stem phenotypes may present a unique target for disrupting the maintenance and persistence of this treatment resistant population...
May 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798841/microfluidic-engineering-of-neural-stem-cell-niches-for-fate-determination
#4
Yachen Wang, Jingyun Ma, Na Li, Liang Wang, Liming Shen, Yu Sun, Yajun Wang, Jingyuan Zhao, Wenjuan Wei, Yan Ren, Jing Liu
Neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation has great therapeutic potential for neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system injuries. Successful NSC replacement therapy requires precise control over the cellular behaviors. However, the regulation of NSC fate is largely unclear, which severely restricts the potential clinical applications. To develop an effective model, we designed an assembled microfluidic system to engineer NSC niches and assessed the effects of various culture conditions on NSC fate determination...
January 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798684/differential-roles-of-environmental-enrichment-in-alzheimer-s-type-of-neurodegeneration-and-physiological-aging
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Vladimir V Salmin, Yulia K Komleva, Natalia V Kuvacheva, Andrey V Morgun, Elena D Khilazheva, Olga L Lopatina, Elena A Pozhilenkova, Konstantin A Shapovalov, Yulia A Uspenskaya, Alla B Salmina
Impairment of hippocampal adult neurogenesis in aging or degenerating brain is a well-known phenomenon caused by the shortage of brain stem cell pool, alterations in the local microenvironment within the neurogenic niches, or deregulation of stem cell development. Environmental enrichment (EE) has been proposed as a potent tool to restore brain functions, to prevent aging-associated neurodegeneration, and to cure neuronal deficits seen in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Here, we report our data on the effects of environmental enrichment on hippocampal neurogenesis in vivo and neurosphere-forming capacity of hippocampal stem/progenitor cells in vitro...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794485/the-roles-of-barriers-refugia-and-chromosomal-clines-underlying-diversification-in-atlantic-forest-social-wasps
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Rodolpho S T Menezes, Seán G Brady, Antônio F Carvalho, Marco A Del Lama, Marco A Costa
Phylogeographic studies have sought to explain the genetic imprints of historical climatic changes and geographic barriers within the Brazilian Atlantic Forest (AF) biota, and consequently two processes of diversification (refugia and barriers) have been proposed. Additionally, there is evidence that eustatic changes influenced the biogeographic history of the AF. Here we evaluate these contrasting diversification processes using two AF social wasp species - the mid-montane Synoeca cyanea and the lowland Synoeca aff...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794225/the-divided-bacterial-genome-structure-function-and-evolution
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REVIEW
George C diCenzo, Turlough M Finan
Approximately 10% of bacterial genomes are split between two or more large DNA fragments, a genome architecture referred to as a multipartite genome. This multipartite organization is found in many important organisms, including plant symbionts, such as the nitrogen-fixing rhizobia, and plant, animal, and human pathogens, including the genera Brucella, Vibrio, and Burkholderia. The availability of many complete bacterial genome sequences means that we can now examine on a broad scale the characteristics of the different types of DNA molecules in a genome...
September 2017: Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews: MMBR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793897/aqueous-extract-of-phragmitis-rhizoma-ameliorates-myelotoxicity-of-docetaxel-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#8
Jinhee Kim, You Jin Lee, Young Ah Kim, Eun-Sang Cho, Eunna Huh, Ok-Sun Bang, No Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: A variety of anticancer chemotherapeutics induce adverse side effects including myelotoxicity. Dried roots of Phragmites communis Trinius, Phragmitis rhizoma, have been clinically used in traditional folk medicine to relieve various symptoms like fever. In this study, we evaluated the protective effect of the aqueous extract of Phragmitis rhizoma (EPR) against docetaxel-induced myelotoxicity in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: The in vitro myelo-protective effect of EPR was evaluated using the colony forming unit (CFU) assay with hematopoietic progenitor cells...
August 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790197/breast-tumors-educate-the-proteome-of-stromal-tissue-in-an-individualized-but-coordinated-manner
#9
Xuya Wang, Arshag D Mooradian, Petra Erdmann-Gilmore, Qiang Zhang, Rosa Viner, Sherri R Davies, Kuan-Lin Huang, Ryan Bomgarden, Brian A Van Tine, Jieya Shao, Li Ding, Shunqiang Li, Matthew J Ellis, John C Rogers, R Reid Townsend, David Fenyö, Jason M Held
Cancer forms specialized microenvironmental niches that promote local invasion and colonization. Engrafted patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) locally invade and colonize naïve stroma in mice while enabling unambiguous molecular discrimination of human proteins in the tumor from mouse proteins in the microenvironment. To characterize how patient breast tumors form a niche and educate naïve stroma, subcutaneous breast cancer PDXs were globally profiled by species-specific quantitative proteomics. Regulation of PDX stromal proteins by breast tumors was extensive, with 35% of the stromal proteome altered by tumors consistently across different animals and passages...
August 8, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777945/long-term-engraftment-of-primary-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-repairs-niche-damage-and-improves-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#10
Jean-Paul Abbuehl, Zuzana Tatarova, Werner Held, Joerg Huelsken
Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation represents a curative treatment for various hematological disorders. However, delayed reconstitution of innate and adaptive immunity often causes fatal complications. HSC maintenance and lineage differentiation are supported by stromal niches, and we now find that bone marrow stroma cells (BMSCs) are severely and permanently damaged by the pre-conditioning irradiation required for efficient HSC transplantation. Using mouse models, we show that stromal insufficiency limits the number of donor-derived HSCs and B lymphopoiesis...
August 3, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777816/disentangling-the-effects-of-a-century-of-eutrophication-and-climate-warming-on-freshwater-lake-fish-assemblages
#11
Peter C Jacobson, Gretchen J A Hansen, Bethany J Bethke, Timothy K Cross
Eutrophication and climate warming are profoundly affecting fish in many freshwater lakes. Understanding the specific effects of these stressors is critical for development of effective adaptation and remediation strategies for conserving fish populations in a changing environment. Ecological niche models that incorporated the individual effects of nutrient concentration and climate were developed for 25 species of fish sampled in standard gillnet surveys from 1,577 Minnesota lakes. Lake phosphorus concentrations and climates were hindcasted to a pre-disturbance period of 1896-1925 using existing land use models and historical temperature data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776040/grf10-and-bas1-regulate-transcription-of-adenylate-and-one-carbon-biosynthesis-genes-and-affect-virulence-in-the-human-fungal-pathogen-candida-albicans
#12
Tanaporn Wangsanut, Anup K Ghosh, Peter G Metzger, William A Fonzi, Ronda J Rolfes
Candida albicans is an opportunistic human fungal pathogen that causes superficial fungal infections and lethal systemic infections. To colonize and establish infections, C. albicans coordinates the expression of virulence and metabolic genes. Previous work showed that the homeodomain transcription factor Grf10 is required for formation of hyphae, a virulence factor. Here we report global gene expression analysis of a grf10Δ strain using a DNA microarray and identify genes for de novo adenylate biosynthesis (ADE genes), one-carbon metabolism, and a nucleoside permease (NUP)...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774341/modeling-tumor-cell-adaptations-to-hypoxia-in-multicellular-tumor-spheroids
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REVIEW
Stephen Riffle, Rashmi S Hegde
Under hypoxic conditions, tumor cells undergo a series of adaptations that promote evolution of a more aggressive tumor phenotype including the activation of DNA damage repair proteins, altered metabolism, and decreased proliferation. Together these changes mitigate the negative impact of oxygen deprivation and allow preservation of genomic integrity and proliferative capacity, thus contributing to tumor growth and metastasis. As a result the presence of a hypoxic microenvironment is considered a negative clinical feature of many solid tumors...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771729/present-day-sympatry-belies-the-evolutionary-origin-of-a-high-order-polyploid
#14
Na Wei, Jacob A Tennessen, Aaron Liston, Tia-Lynn Ashman
Disentangling the evolutionary histories of polyploids, especially those with high ploidies, can reveal fundamental processes in speciation. Despite occurring frequently during evolution, the origins of many extant polyploid plant species remain largely unknown. By integrating linkage mapping, polyploid phylogeny and sex-determining region (SDR) in a unified framework, we statistically evaluated evolutionary hypotheses concerning the origin of a recently recognized decaploid strawberry (Fragaria cascadensis)...
August 3, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770323/understanding-and-preventing-type-1-diabetes-through-the-unique-working-model-of-trialnet
#15
REVIEW
Manuela Battaglia, Mark S Anderson, Jane H Buckner, Susan M Geyer, Peter A Gottlieb, Thomas W H Kay, Åke Lernmark, Sarah Muller, Alberto Pugliese, Bart O Roep, Carla J Greenbaum, Mark Peakman
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease arising from the destruction of pancreatic insulin-producing beta cells. The disease represents a continuum, progressing sequentially at variable rates through identifiable stages prior to the onset of symptoms, through diagnosis and into the critical periods that follow, culminating in a variable depth of beta cell depletion. The ability to identify the very earliest of these presymptomatic stages has provided a setting in which prevention strategies can be trialled, as well as furnishing an unprecedented opportunity to study disease evolution, including intrinsic and extrinsic initiators and drivers...
August 2, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770215/novel-methods-in-disease-biogeography-a-case-study-with-heterosporosis
#16
Luis E Escobar, Huijie Qiao, Christine Lee, Nicholas B D Phelps
Disease biogeography is currently a promising field to complement epidemiology, and ecological niche modeling theory and methods are a key component. Therefore, applying the concepts and tools from ecological niche modeling to disease biogeography and epidemiology will provide biologically sound and analytically robust descriptive and predictive analyses of disease distributions. As a case study, we explored the ecologically important fish disease Heterosporosis, a relatively poorly understood disease caused by the intracellular microsporidian parasite Heterosporis sutherlandae...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770086/the-role-of-macroinvertebrates-for-conservation-of-freshwater-systems
#17
Carolina Nieto, Ximena M C Ovando, Rafael Loyola, Andrea Izquierdo, Fátima Romero, Carlos Molineri, José Rodríguez, Paola Rueda Martín, Hugo Fernández, Verónica Manzo, María José Miranda
Freshwater ecosystems are the most threatened ecosystems worldwide. Argentinian-protected areas have been established mainly to protect vertebrates and plants in terrestrial ecosystems. In order to create a comprehensive biodiverse conservation plan, it is crucial to integrate both aquatic and terrestrial systems and to include macroinvertebrates. Here, we address this topic by proposing priority areas of conservation including invertebrates, aquatic ecosystems, and their connectivity and land uses. LOCATION: Northwest of Argentina...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770082/lazarus-ecology-recovering-the-distribution-and-migratory-patterns-of-the-extinct-carolina-parakeet
#18
Kevin R Burgio, Colin J Carlson, Morgan W Tingley
The study of the ecology and natural history of species has traditionally ceased when a species goes extinct, despite the benefit to current and future generations of potential findings. We used the extinct Carolina parakeet as a case study to develop a framework investigating the distributional limits, subspecific variation, and migratory habits of this species as a means to recover important information about recently extinct species. We united historical accounts with museum collections to develop an exhaustive, comprehensive database of every known occurrence of this once iconic species...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770067/division-within-the-north-american-boreal-forest-ecological-niche-divergence-between-the-bicknell-s-thrush-catharus-bicknelli-and-gray-cheeked-thrush-c-%C3%A2-minimus
#19
Alyssa M FitzGerald
Sister species that diverged in allopatry in similar environments are expected to exhibit niche conservatism. Using ecological niche modeling and a multivariate analysis of climate and habitat data, I test the hypothesis that the Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) and Gray-cheeked Thrush (C. mimimus), sister species that breed in the North American boreal forest, show niche conservatism. Three tree species that are important components of breeding territories of both thrush species were combined with climatic variables to create niche models consisting of abiotic and biotic components...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769661/a-new-cryptic-species-and-review-of-the-east-andean-leaf-chafer-genus-mesomerodon-ohaus-1905-coleoptera-scarabaeidae-rutelinae
#20
Matthias Seidel, Mary L Jameson, Rachel L Stone
The Neotropical scarab beetle genus Mesomerodon Ohaus (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini) is distributed in the western (lowland) Amazonian region from Colombia to Bolivia. Based on our research, the genus includes three species including a new cryptic species from Ecuador. We use niche modeling to predict potential suitable habitat and identify environmental factors associated with the distribution of Mesomerodon species. We characterize the genus, provide a key to species, diagnose each species, describe a new species, provide spatial and temporal distributions, and discuss distributions of the species in relation to Amazonian landscape biodiversity...
2017: ZooKeys
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