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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821841/bacterial-foraging-optimization-genetic-algorithm-for-multiple-sequence-alignment-with-multi-objectives
#1
P Manikandan, D Ramyachitra
This research work focus on the multiple sequence alignment, as developing an exact multiple sequence alignment for different protein sequences is a difficult computational task. In this research, a hybrid algorithm named Bacterial Foraging Optimization-Genetic Algorithm (BFO-GA) algorithm is aimed to improve the multi-objectives and carrying out measures of multiple sequence alignment. The proposed algorithm employs multi-objectives such as variable gap penalty minimization, maximization of similarity and non-gap percentage...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819436/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-potential-regulator-of-abc-transporters-in-tumor-progression
#2
REVIEW
Zong-Sheng Jiang, Yan-Zi Sun, Shao-Ming Wang, Jun-Shan Ruan
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) can directly contribute to some malignant phenotypes of tumor cells including invasion, metastasis and resistance to chemotherapy. Although EMT is widely demonstrated to play a critical role in chemoresistance and metastasis, the potential signaling network between EMT and drug resistance is still unclear. The distribution of drugs in the internal and external environment of the tumor cells is tightly linked with ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. Recent studies have shown that ABC transporters expression changed continuously during EMT...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819395/downregulation-of-abc-transporters-in-non-neoplastic-tissues-confers-better-prognosis-for-pancreatic-and-colorectal-cancer-patients
#3
Pavel Dvorak, Viktor Hlavac, Beatrice Mohelnikova-Duchonova, Vaclav Liska, Martin Pesta, Pavel Soucek
Transport of a wide variety of substrates, including xenobiotics, is one of the main functions attributed to human ATP-binding cassette (ABC) proteins. Overexpression of ABC genes is considered to be an important mechanism facilitating the development of chemoresistance. Relationships between the expression levels of ABC genes in tumor tissues and established clinicopathological features were extensively studied previously. The current study tested our hypothesis that the expression levels of ABC genes in non-neoplastic (control) tissues also provide important information in relation to the relevant tumor progression...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819315/mce-domain-proteins-conserved-inner-membrane-lipid-binding-proteins-required-for-outer-membrane-homeostasis
#4
Georgia L Isom, Nathaniel J Davies, Zhi-Soon Chong, Jack A Bryant, Mohammed Jamshad, Maria Sharif, Adam F Cunningham, Timothy J Knowles, Shu-Sin Chng, Jeffrey A Cole, Ian R Henderson
Bacterial proteins with MCE domains were first described as being important for Mammalian Cell Entry. More recent evidence suggests they are components of lipid ABC transporters. In Escherichia coli, the single-domain protein MlaD is known to be part of an inner membrane transporter that is important for maintenance of outer membrane lipid asymmetry. Here we describe two multi MCE domain-containing proteins in Escherichia coli, PqiB and YebT, the latter of which is an orthologue of MAM-7 that was previously reported to be an outer membrane protein...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819225/cytochrome-p450-abc-transporter-inhibition-simultaneously-enhances-ivermectin-pharmacokinetics-in-the-mammal-host-and-pharmacodynamics-in-anopheles-gambiae
#5
Carlos J Chaccour, Felix Hammann, Marta Alustiza, Sandra Castejon, Brian B Tarimo, Gloria Abizanda, Ángel Irigoyen Barrio, Helena Martí Soler, Rafael Moncada, José Ignacio Bilbao, Azucena Aldaz, Marta Maia, José Luis Del Pozo
Mass administration of endectocides, drugs that kill blood-feeding arthropods, has been proposed as a complementary strategy to reduce malaria transmission. Ivermectin is one of the leading candidates given its excellent safety profile. Here we provide proof that the effect of ivermectin can be boosted at two different levels by drugs inhibiting the cytochrome or ABC transporter in the mammal host and the target mosquitoes. Using a mini-pig model, we show that drug-mediated cytochrome P450/ABC transporter inhibition results in a 3-fold increase in the time ivermectin remains above mosquito-killing concentrations...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818587/phenanthrene-responsive-micrornas-and-their-targets-in-wheat-roots
#6
Jinfeng Li, Le Yue, Yu Shen, Yu Sheng, Xinhua Zhan, Guohua Xu, Baoshan Xing
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play key roles in plant growth, development and responses to abiotic stress. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous environmental pollutants. However, it is yet unknown how miRNAs work during PAH uptake by plant roots. Thus, in this study we ascertain phenanthrene (a model PAH)-responsive miRNAs using small RNA high-throughput deep sequencing and their target genes in wheat roots. We identified 108 conserved and non-conserved miRNA members belonging to 82 miRNA families and found 11 differentially expressed miRNAs, among which four miRNAs (miR156, miR164, miR171a and miR9678-3p) were up-regulated and the other seven miRNAs (miR398, miR531, miR1121, miR5048-5p, miR9653b, miR9773 and miR9778) were down-regulated...
August 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818493/progression-free-survival-and-time-to-progression-as-real-surrogate-end-points-for-overall-survival%C3%A2-in-advanced-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-37-trials
#7
Ling Li, Zhanyu Pan
BACKGROUND: Progression-free survival (PFS) and time to progression (TTP) have been reported to correlate with overall survival (OS) in several cancer types. To our knowledge, however, the correlation between them is unclear. METHODS: A literature-based meta-analysis was performed to assess whether PFS and TTP can be considered reliable surrogate end points for OS in a phase 3 clinical trial of advanced breast cancer (ABC). The median hazard ratios of PFS/TTP and OS were analyzed by determining their nonparametric Spearman rank correlation coefficients (Rs)...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817118/altered-marginal-zone-and-innate-like-b-cells-in-aged-senescence-accelerated-samp8-mice-with-defective-igg1-responses
#8
Isabel Cortegano, Mercedes Rodríguez, Isabel Martín, Maria Carmen Prado, Carolina Ruíz, Rafael Hortigüela, Mario Alía, Marçal Vilar, Helena Mira, Eva Cano, Mercedes Domínguez, Belén de Andrés, María Luisa Gaspar
Aging has a strong impact on the activity of the immune system, enhancing susceptibility to pathogens and provoking a predominant pre-inflammatory status, whereas dampening responses to vaccines in humans and mice. Here, we demonstrate a loss of marginal zone B lymphocytes (MZ, CD19(+)CD45R(+)CD21(++)CD23(lo)) and a decrease of naive B cells (CD19(+)IgD(+)), whereas there is an enhancement of a CD19(+)CD45R(lo) innate-like B cell population (B1REL) and the so-called aged B cell compartment (ABC, CD45R(+)CD21(lo)CD23(lo)CD5(-)CD11b(-)) in aged senescence-accelerated (SAMP8) mice but not in aged senescence-resistant (SAMR1) mice...
August 17, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816986/efficacy-and-safety-of-endocrine-monotherapy-as-first-line-treatment-for-hormone-sensitive-advanced-breast-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
#9
Jingwen Zhang, Yanhong Huang, Changyi Wang, Yuanfang He, Shukai Zheng, Kusheng Wu
BACKGROUND: Endocrine therapy was recommended as the preferred first-line treatment for hormone receptor-positive (HR+, i.e., ER+ and/or PgR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor-2-negative (HER2-) postmenopausal advanced breast cancer (ABC), but which endocrine monotherapy is optimal lacks consensus. We aimed to identify the optimal endocrine monotherapy with a network meta-analysis. METHODS: We performed a network meta-analysis for a comprehensive analysis of 6 first-line endocrine monotherapies (letrozole, anastrozole, exemestane, tamoxifen, fulvestrant 250 mg and 500 mg) for HR+ HER2- metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal patients...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816530/hemoglobin-a1c-blood-pressure-and-ldl-cholesterol-control-among-hispanic-latino-adults-with-diabetes-results-from-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-hchs-sol
#10
Sarah Stark Casagrande, Larissa Aviles-Santa, Leonor Corsino, Martha L Daviglus, Linda C Gallo, Rebeca A Espinoza Giacinto, Maria M Llabre, Samantha A Reina, Peter J Savage, Neil Schneiderman, Gregory A Talavera, Catherine C Cowie
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Hispanic/Latino adults with diabetes who meet target A1c, blood pressure (BP), and LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) recommendations, and ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors)/ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker) and statin medication use, by heritage and sociodemographic and diabetes-related characteristics. METHODS: Data were cross-sectional, collected between 2008-2011, and included adults age 18-74 years who reported a physician diagnosis of diabetes in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (N=2,148)...
August 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815820/functional-analysis-of-the-biosynthetic-gene-cluster-required-for-immunity-and-secretion-of-a-novel-lactococcus-specific-bacteriocin-lactococcin-z
#11
G M Daba, N Ishibashi, T Zendo, K Sonomoto
AIMS: Characterization of the biosynthesis (secretion and immunity) of lactococcin Z. METHODS AND RESULTS: Lactococcin Z is produced by Lactococcus lactis QU 7. DNA sequence analysis revealed that the lactococcin Z gene cluster (approximately 5.1 kb) includes four genes encoding putative biosynthetic proteins; LczB (self-immunity protein), LczC (an ABC transporter), and LczD (a transport accessory protein), besides the previously identified LczA. LczB showed 25...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815583/educational-and-rehabilitation-service-utilization-in-adolescents-born-preterm-or-with-a-congenital-heart-defect-and-at-high-risk-for-disability
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Annette Majnemer, Noemi Dahan-Oliel, Charles Rohlicek, Sean Hatzigeorgiou, Barbara Mazer, Desiree B Maltais, Norbert Schmitz
AIM: This historical cohort study describes the use of educational and rehabilitation services in adolescents born preterm or with a congenital heart defect (CHD). METHOD: Parents of 76 young people (mean age 15y 8mo [SD 1y 8mo]) with CHD and 125 born ≤29 weeks gestational age (mean age 16y [SD 2y 5mo]) completed a demographics questionnaire including educational and rehabilitation resource utilization within the previous 6 months. Rehabilitation services included occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, psychology...
August 17, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814976/analysis-of-proteomes-released-from-in-vitro-cultured-eight-clostridium-difficile-pcr-ribotypes-revealed-specific-expression-in-pcr-ribotypes-027-and-176-confirming-their-genetic-relatedness-and-clinical-importance-at-the-proteomic-level
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Jiri Dresler, Marcela Krutova, Alena Fucikova, Jana Klimentova, Veronika Hruzova, Miloslava Duracova, Katerina Houdkova, Barbora Salovska, Jana Matejkova, Martin Hubalek, Petr Pajer, Libor Pisa, Otakar Nyc
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is the causative agent of C. difficile infection (CDI) that could be manifested by diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis or life-threatening toxic megacolon. The spread of certain strains represents a significant economic burden for health-care. The epidemic successful strains are also associated with severe clinical features of CDI. Therefore, a proteomic study has been conducted that comprises proteomes released from in vitro cultured panel of eight different PCR ribotypes (RTs) and employs the combination of shotgun proteomics and label-free quantification (LFQ) approach...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812358/bioinspired-active-stealth-magneto-nanomicelles-for-theranostics-combining-efficient-mri-and-enhanced-drug-delivery
#14
Kai-Long Zhang, Jie Zhou, Hong Zhou, Ying Wu, Rui Liu, Li-Li Wang, Wei-Wen Lin, Guoming Huang, Huang-Hao Yang
The mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS), with key roles in recognition and clearance of foreign particles, is a major constraint to nanoparticle-based delivery systems. The desire to improve the delivery efficiency has prompted the search for stealthy long-circulating nanoplatforms. Herein, we design an antiphagocytic delivery system with "active" stealth behavior for cancer theranostics combining efficient MRI and enhanced drug delivery. We modify self-peptide, a synthetic peptide for active immunomodulation, to biodegradable poly (lactide-glycolide)-poly (ethylene glycol) (PLGA-PEG), then utilize the self-assembly properties of PLGA-PEG to form nanomicelles that encapsulating iron oxide (IO) nanoparticles and anticancer drug paclitaxel (PTX)...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812244/fabrication-of-ordered-nanopattern-by-using-abc-triblock-copolymer-with-salt-in-toluene
#15
Hailiang Huang, Benbin Zhong, Xihong Zu, Hongsheng Luo, Wenjing Lin, Minghai Zhang, Yazhou Zhong, Guobin Yi
Ordered nanopatterns of triblock copolymer polystyrene-block-poly(2-vinylpyridine)-block- poly (ethylene oxide)(PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO) have been achieved by the addition of lithium chloride (LiCl). The morphological and structural evolution of PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO/LiCl thin films were systematically investigated by varying different experimental parameters, including the treatment for polymer solution after the addition of LiCl, the time scale of ultrasonic treatment and the molar ratio of Li(+) ions to the total number of oxygen atoms (O) in PEO block and the nitrogen atoms (N) in P2VP block...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808417/down-regulation-of-aminopeptidase-n-and-abc-transporter-subfamily-g-transcripts-in-cry1ab-and-cry1ac-resistant-asian-corn-borer-ostrinia-furnacalis-lepidoptera-crambidae
#16
Tiantao Zhang, Brad S Coates, Yueqin Wang, Yidong Wang, Shuxiong Bai, Zhenying Wang, Kanglai He
The Asian corn borer (ACB), Ostrinia furnacalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), is a highly destructive pest of cultivated maize throughout East Asia. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crystalline protein (Cry) toxins cause mortality by a mechanism involving pore formation or signal transduction following toxin binding to receptors along the midgut lumen of susceptible insects, but this mechanism and mutations therein that lead to resistance are not fully understood. In the current study, quantitative comparisons were made among midgut expressed transcripts from O...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808127/the-components-of-the-unique-zur-regulon-of-cupriavidus-metallidurans-mediate-cytoplasmic-zinc-handling
#17
Lucy Bütof, Christopher Schmidt-Vogler, Martin Herzberg, Cornelia Große, Dietrich H Nies
Zinc is an essential trace element and at the same time it is toxic at high concentrations. In the beta-proteobacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans the highly efficient removal of surplus zinc from the periplasm is responsible for its outstanding metal resistance. Rather than having a typical Zur-dependent, high-affinity ATP-binding cassette transporter of the ABC protein superfamily for zinc uptake at low concentrations, C. metallidurans instead has the secondary zinc importer ZupT of the ZRT/IRT (ZIP) family...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808058/reductions-in-the-mitochondrial-abc-transporter-abcb10-affect-the-transcriptional-profile-of-heme-biosynthesis-genes
#18
Alexandra Seguin, Naoko Takahashi-Makise, Yvette Y Yien, Nicholas C Huston, Jared C Whitman, Gabriel Musso, Jared A Wallace, Thomas Bradley, Hector Bergonia, Martin D Kafina, Mitsuyo Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Igarashi, John D Phillips, Barry H Paw, Jerry Kaplan, Diane M Ward
ATP-binding cassette subfamily B member 10 (Abcb10) is a mitochondrial ABC transporter that complexes with mitoferrin1 and ferrochelatase to enhance heme biosynthesis in developing red blood cells. Reductions in Abcb10 levels have been shown to reduce mitoferrin1 protein levels and iron import into mitochondria resulting in reduced heme biosynthesis. As an ABC transporter, Abcb10 binds and hydrolyzes ATP, but its transported substrate is unknown. Here, we determined that decreases in Abcb10 did not result in protoporphyrin IX accumulation in morphant treated zebrafish embryos nor in differentiated Abcb10-specific shRNA murine Friend erythroleukemia (MEL) cells in which Abcb10 was specifically silenced with shRNA...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807879/apigenin-induced-abcc1-mediated-efflux-of-glutathione-from-mature-erythrocytes-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-plasmodium-falciparum
#19
Ohud Fallatah, Elias Georges
Plasmodium falciparum infection of mature normal erythrocytes leads to heightened oxidative stress that is tolerated in normal but not in erythrocytes from sickle-cell, β-thalassemia, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency hosts. In this report, it was of interest to perturb the redox homeostasis of normal erythrocytes through drug-induced active efflux of glutathione via erythrocyte ABCC1 (member of the C- subfamily of the human ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters). To achieve this objective, we made use of apigenin, shown previously to activate ABCC1 glutathione efflux in mature erythrocytes...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805732/the-mechanistic-links-between-insulin-and-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-cftr-cl-channel
#20
REVIEW
Yoshinori Marunaka
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl(-) channel belongs to the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter superfamily and regulates Cl(-) secretion in epithelial cells for water secretion. Loss-of-function mutations to the CFTR gene cause dehydrated mucus on the apical side of epithelial cells and increase the susceptibility of bacterial infection, especially in the airway and pulmonary tissues. Therefore, research on the molecular properties of CFTR, such as its gating mechanism and subcellular trafficking, have been intensively pursued...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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