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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777336/first-morphological-and-molecular-analysis-of-eucoleus-boehmi-like-eggs-in-dogs-from-argentina
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Carla Mariela Lavallén, Romina Sandra Petrigh, Martín Horacio Fugassa, Guillermo María Denegri, Marcela Cecilia Dopchiz
The canid parasites Eucoleus aerophilus (syn. Capillaria aerophila) and Eucoleus boehmi (syn. Capillaria boehmi) parasitize the lower and the upper respiratory tract, respectively. Reports and descriptions of these nematodes are scarce in Argentina, possibly due to misdiagnosis of morphologically similar trichuroids eggs, and the lack of knowledge about the species of Eucoleus in this geographical area. Scanning electron microscopy is a useful tool for identification of E. boehmi eggs based on the characteristics of the shell structure which differentiate between species...
May 18, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777261/mitochondrial-quality-control-in-amd-does-mitophagy-play-a-pivotal-role
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REVIEW
Juha M T Hyttinen, Johanna Viiri, Kai Kaarniranta, Janusz Błasiak
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the predominant cause of visual loss in old people in the developed world, whose incidence is increasing. This disease is caused by the decrease in macular function, due to the degeneration of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. The aged retina is characterised by increased levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), impaired autophagy, and DNA damage that are linked to AMD pathogenesis. Mitophagy, a mitochondria-specific type of autophagy, is an essential part of mitochondrial quality control, the collective mechanism responsible for this organelle's homeostasis...
May 18, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777200/a-map-of-the-pgc-1%C3%AE-and-nt-pgc-1%C3%AE-regulated-transcriptional-network-in-brown-adipose-tissue
#3
Ji Suk Chang, Sujoy Ghosh, Susan Newman, J Michael Salbaum
Transcriptional coactivator PGC-1α and its splice variant NT-PGC-1α play crucial roles in regulating cold-induced thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (BAT). PGC-1α and NT-PGC-1α are highly induced by cold in BAT and subsequently bind to and coactivate many transcription factors to regulate expression of genes involved in mitochondrial biogenesis, fatty acid oxidation, respiration and thermogenesis. To identify the complete repertoire of PGC-1α and NT-PGC-1α target genes in BAT, we analyzed genome-wide DNA-binding and gene expression profiles...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776697/cinnamtannin-b-1-a-novel-antioxidant-for-sperm-in-red-deer
#4
F Sánchez-Rubio, M R Fernández-Santos, L Castro-Vázquez, O García-Álvarez, A Maroto-Morales, A J Soler, F Martínez-Pastor, J J Garde
Cinnamtannin B-1 (CNB-1) is a naturally occurring trimeric A-type proanthocyanidin contained in several plants such as cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). It is considered to be a potent antioxidant. The protective effect of CNB-1 against oxidative stress was assessed in red deer epididymal sperm incubated at 37 °C. Cryopreserved sperm from six stags were thawed, pooled and extended to 400 × 106 sperm/ml in BGM (bovine gamete medium). After being aliquoted, the samples were supplemented with different concentrations of CNB-1 (0, 0...
May 15, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774473/genomic-and-probiotic-characterization-of-sjp-snu-strain-of-pichia-kudriavzevii
#5
Seung-Min Hong, Hyuk-Joon Kwon, Se-Joon Park, Won-Jin Seong, Ilhwan Kim, Jae-Hong Kim
The yeast strain SJP-SNU was investigated as a probiotic and was characterized with respect to growth temperature, bile salt resistance, hydrogen sulfide reducing activity, intestinal survival ability and chicken embryo pathogenicity. In addition, we determined the complete genomic and mitochondrial sequences of SJP-SNU and conducted comparative genomics analyses. SJP-SNU grew rapidly at 37 °C and formed colonies on MacConkey agar containing bile salt. SJP-SNU reduced hydrogen sulfide produced by Salmonella serotype Enteritidis and, after being fed to 4-week-old chickens, could be isolated from cecal feces...
May 17, 2018: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774306/leber-s-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-lhon-in-an-apulian-cohort-of-subjects
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Angelica Bianco, Luigi Bisceglia, Paolo Trerotoli, Luciana Russo, Leonardo D'Agruma, Silvana Guerriero, Vittoria Petruzzella
Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a maternally inherited disorder that causes severe loss of sight in young adults, and is typically associated to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations. Heteroplasmy of primary LHON mutations, presence of 'ancillary' mtDNA mutations, and mtDNA copy number are probably correlated with the penetrance and the severity of the disease. In this study, we performed a mutational screening in an Apulian cohort of LHON patients and we found that 41 out of 54 subjects harbored the m...
September 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774111/ceragenin-csa-13-as-free-molecules-and-attached-to-magnetic-nanoparticle-surfaces-induce-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-via-disruption-of-cell-oxidative-balance
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Ewelina Piktel, Izabela Prokop, Urszula Wnorowska, Grzegorz Król, Mateusz Cieśluk, Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Paul B Savage, Robert Bucki
Natural antimicrobial peptides and ceragenins, as non-peptide amphipathic mimics, have been proposed as anti-cancer agents. To date, it has been confirmed that cathelicidin LL-37 and ceragenin CSA-13, both in free form and immobilized on the surface of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP@LL-37, MNP@CSA-13) induce apoptosis in colon cancer cells. Nevertheless, the question remains whether ceragenins, as synthetic analogs of LL-37 peptide and mimicking a number of its properties, act as antineoplastic agents in breast cancer cells, where LL-37 peptide stimulates oncogenesis...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774101/qilin-pills-alleviate-oligoasthenospermia-by-inhibiting-bax-caspase-9-apoptosis-pathway-in-the-testes-of-model-rats
#8
Kaishu Zhang, Zhengyan Ge, Longlong Fu, Qi An, Fang Zhou, Ying Guo, Xiaowei Wang, Wenhong Lu, Xiaowei Liang, Shusong Wang, Xuejun Shang, Yiqun Gu
At present, the treatment of oligoasthenospermia with western medicine is ineffective. Qilin pill (QLP) is a Chinese traditional medicine for treating male infertility. Recent multicenter clinical studies in China reported that QLPs markedly improved sperm quality. However, the mechanism of action of QLPs on oligoasthenospermia remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the mechanistic basis for improvement of semen parameters and reversal of testis damage by QLPs in a rat model of oligoasthenospermia induced by treatment with tripterygium glycosides (TGs) (40 mg/kg) once daily for 4 weeks...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773670/high-%C3%AE-tocopherol-dosing-increases-lipid-metabolism-by-changing-redox-state-in-damaged-rat-gastric-mucosa-and-liver-after-ethanol-treatment
#9
Marisela Olguín-Martínez, Diego R Hernández-Espinosa, Rolando Hernández-Muñoz
Regeneration of ethanol-injured rat gastric mucosa must undergo changes in major metabolic pathways to achieve DNA replication and cell proliferation. These events are highly dependent on glucose utilization and inhibited by vitamin E (α-tocopherol) administration. Therefore, this study was aimed at assessing lipid metabolism in the gastric mucosa and ethanol-induced gastric damage and the effect of α-tocopherol administration. For this, rates of fatty acid β-oxidation and lipogenesis were tested in gastric mucosa samples...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773495/metabolic-changes-in-bladder-cancer
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REVIEW
Benjamin L Woolbright, Matthew Ayres, John A Taylor
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Bladder cancer is a common solid tumor. Outcomes are poor in advanced disease, with few novel clinical therapeutics introduced over the previous several decades. Otto Warburg's original hypothesis that cancer cells use aerobic glycolysis to produce ATP instead of traditional oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondria was a landmark discovery in its time. Recent studies indicate metabolic changes in cancer are far more complex than originally anticipated though...
May 14, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773145/pathological-and-molecular-characterization-of-systemic-isosporosis-atoxoplasmosis-in-captive-green-winged-saltator-saltator-similis
#11
Ayisa Rodrigues de Oliveira, Tayse Domingues de Souza, Juliana P S Mol, Mayra Cunha Flecher, Emy Hiura, Renato Lima Santos
Systemic isosporosis, also called atoxoplasmosis or visceral coccidiosis, is a disease that affects birds in general. Pathogenesis of systemic isosporosis and its etiologic agent have not been well characterized, but taxonomically Atoxoplasma is currently considered a junior objective synonym of Isospora. The present report aimed to describe pathological and molecular findings of systemic isosporosis in captive green-winged saltators (Saltator similis) from the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. In a commercial breeding facility eleven birds with two to nine months of age died from 2015 to 2016...
May 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772349/divergent-evolutionary-origins-and-biogeographic-histories-of-two-freshwater-crabs-brachyura-potamonautes-on-the-west-african-conveyer-belt-islands-of-s%C3%A3-o-tom%C3%A3-and-pr%C3%A3-ncipe
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Savel R Daniels, Sebastian Klaus
We examined the colonization history and phylogeographic structure of the two endemic freshwater crab species (Potamonautes margaritarius and P. principe) inhabiting the volcanic islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, respectively, using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data. All samples were sequenced for the mtDNA COI locus and used in the phylogeographic analyses, while a single specimen per lineage was sequenced for the two remaining loci (16S rRNA and histone 3) and used in the phylogenetic reconstruction...
May 14, 2018: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772216/human-liver-fluke-opisthorchis-viverrini-trematoda-opisthorchiidae-in-central-myanmar-new-records-of-adults-and-metacercariae-identified-by-morphology-and-molecular-analysis
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Oranuch Sanpool, Win Pa Pa Aung, Rutchanee Rodpai, Wanchai Maleewong, Pewpan M Intapan
Opisthorchis-like metacercariae were found in cyprinoid fish, Puntius brevis, bought from markets in the Bago region, Central Myanmar. Adult worms recovered from experimentally-infected hamsters resembled Opisthorchis viverrini. DNA was extracted from adults and metacercariae. A portion of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) and the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) regions were amplified using the polymerase chain reaction and then sequenced. The sequences confirmed that the flukes were O...
May 14, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771959/molecular-evidence-of-hybridization-in-sympatric-populations-of-the-enantia-jethys-complex-lepidoptera-pieridae
#14
Jovana M Jasso-Martínez, Salima Machkour-M'Rabet, Roger Vila, Rosario Rodríguez-Arnaiz, América Nitxin Castañeda-Sortibrán
Hybridization events are frequently demonstrated in natural butterfly populations. One interesting butterfly complex species is the Enantia jethys complex that has been studied for over a century; many debates exist regarding the species composition of this complex. Currently, three species that live sympatrically in the Gulf slope of Mexico (Enantia jethys, E. mazai, and E. albania) are recognized in this complex (based on morphological and molecular studies). Where these species live in sympatry, some cases of interspecific mating have been observed, suggesting hybridization events...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771689/oncocytic-melanoma-a-study-of-a-rare-entity
#15
Ludvik R Donner, Valdemar Maximo
The authors report the second case of oncocytic melanoma, one of the rarest known melanoma variants. The diagnosis was established by Fontana stain positivity, expression of S100 protein as well as gp100/HMB45, and demonstration of numerous mitochondria by ultrastructure. Because it is known that some oncocytic tumors of the thyroid gland and kidney contain point mutations and common deletions of mitochondrial DNA, the complete mitochondrial DNA of the reported oncocytic melanoma was also studied. It was normal except for 2 private separate point mutations, predicted to be not pathogenic, which do not seem to play any role in the tumor phenotype...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770608/north-african-mediterranean-hla-genetic-contribution-in-a-population-of-the-kidney-transplant-waiting-list-patients-of-canary-origin-gran-canaria
#16
J Martinez-Laso, A Ramirez-Puga, E Rivas-García, E Fernández-Tagarro, I Auyanet-Saavedra, R Guerra-Rodríguez, N Díaz-Novo, C García-Cantón
The peopling of the Canary Islands has been widely debated. The mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome data support the idea of a Berber genetic origin coming from the North of Africa (maternal) and a later contribution of the Spanish invaders (paternal) . The frequencies of the HLA class II alleles from the Tenerife Island (another Canary Island) have previously been published, postulating a Berber and Atlantic/Iberian contributions to the current population. The HLA class I and class II allele frequencies, haplotype frequencies and phylogenetic comparisons were performed in 215 unrelated individuals from Gran Canaria Island (belonging to the kidney transplant waiting list), with at least three generations of ancestors from Canary Islands, in order to study the different ethnical HLA contributions to the genetic background of the Canary Islanders...
May 17, 2018: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769358/resolving-the-phylogenetic-position-of-darwin-s-extinct-ground-sloth-mylodon-darwinii-using-mitogenomic-and-nuclear-exon-data
#17
Frédéric Delsuc, Melanie Kuch, Gillian C Gibb, Jonathan Hughes, Paul Szpak, John Southon, Jacob Enk, Ana T Duggan, Hendrik N Poinar
Mylodon darwinii is the extinct giant ground sloth named after Charles Darwin, who first collected its remains in South America. We have successfully obtained a high-quality mitochondrial genome at 99-fold coverage using an Illumina shotgun sequencing of a 12 880-year-old bone fragment from Mylodon Cave in Chile. Low level of DNA damage showed that this sample was exceptionally well preserved for an ancient subfossil, probably the result of the dry and cold conditions prevailing within the cave. Accordingly, taxonomic assessment of our shotgun metagenomic data showed a very high percentage of endogenous DNA with 22% of the assembled metagenomic contigs assigned to Xenarthra...
May 16, 2018: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768575/the-exotic-jumping-snail-ovachlamys-fulgens-gude-1900-gastropoda-helicarionidae-in-urban-areas-of-the-upper-paran%C3%A3-atlantic-forest
#18
Ariel A Beltramino, Roberto E Vogler, Alejandra Rumi, Leila B Guzmán, Stella M Martín, Juana G Peso
The exotic land gastropod Ovachlamys fulgens (Gude, 1900), aka the jumping snail, was registered in Eldorado city, Misiones province, constituting the first documented record of that species in Argentina-and for all of South America as well. Identities of the individuals were confirmed through morphological examination, and by a DNA sequencing of the cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene. DNA sequences for the mitochondrial 16S-rRNA and the nuclear 18S-rRNA genes were also obtained from the morphologically-confirmed specimens to gain insights into the genetic background of this species in Argentina, and as additional markers for enhancing the rapidity of identification by governmental authorities who are responsible for managing the presence of exotic species...
May 14, 2018: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768302/pharmacogenomics-in-papua-new-guineans-unique-profiles-and-implications-for-enhancing-drug-efficacy-while-improving-drug-safety
#19
Joseph D Tucci, Paul P Pumuye, Nuala A Helsby, Daniel T Barratt, Percy P Pokeya, Francis Hombhanje, Andrew A Somogyi
Papua New Guinea (PNG) can be roughly divided into highland, coastal and island peoples with significant mitochondrial DNA differentiation reflecting early and recent distinct migrations from Africa and East Asia, respectively. Infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV severely impact on the health of its peoples for which drug therapy is the major treatment and pharmacogenetics has clinical relevance for many of these drugs. Although there is generally little information about known single nucleotide polymorphisms in the population, in some instances, their frequencies have been shown to be higher than anywhere worldwide...
June 2018: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767695/molybdenum
#20
Janet A Novotny, Catherine A Peterson
Molybdenum, a trace element essential for micro-organisms, plants, and animals, was discovered in 1778 by a Swedish chemist named Karl Scheele. Initially mistaken for lead, molybdenum was named after the Greek work molybdos, meaning lead-like. In the 1930s, it was recognized that ingestion of forage with high amounts of molybdenum by cattle caused a debilitating condition. In the 1950s, the essentiality of molybdenum was established with the discovery of the first molybdenum-containing enzymes. In humans, only 4 enzymes requiring molybdenum have been identified to date: sulfite oxidase, xanthine oxidase, aldehyde oxidase, and mitochondrial amidoxime-reducing component (mARC)...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
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