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Demetryus Silva Ferreira, Zoltan Kevei, Tomasz Kurowski, Maria Esther de Noronha Fonseca, Fady Mohareb, Leonardo S Boiteux, Andrew J Thompson
A mutant line, bifurcate flower truss (bif), was recovered from a tomato genetics programme. Plants from the control line produced a mean of 0.16 branches per truss, whereas the value for bif plants was 4.1. This increase in branching was accompanied by a 3.3-fold increase in flower number and showed a significant interaction with exposure to low temperature during truss development. The control line and bif genomes were resequenced and the bif gene was mapped to a 2.01 Mbp interval on chromosome 12; all coding region polymorphisms in the interval were surveyed, and five candidate genes displaying altered protein sequences were detected...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
Miriane Lucindo Zucoloto, Edson Zangiacomi Martinez
BACKGROUND: Blood/injection phobia may have important consequences for health. These phobic individuals, in most cases, avoid contact with health systems, postpone or avoid medical procedures, avoid invasive treatments and do not participate in health promotion and early detection of disease initiatives such as vaccination, consultations, preventive exams or blood donation. Thus, specific and validated instruments are necessary to assess this variable. In addition, a lack of studies on this theme may be associated with the low availability of instruments...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
David B Hanna, Mengye Guo, Petra Bůžková, Tracie L Miller, Wendy S Post, James H Stein, Judith S Currier, Richard A Kronmal, Matthew S Freiberg, Siiri N Bennett, Cecilia M Shikuma, Kathryn Anastos, Yanjie Li, Russell P Tracy, Howard N Hodis, Joseph A Delaney, Robert C Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Age and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment may affect the association of HIV infection with atherosclerosis. METHODS: We used identical carotid artery B-mode ultrasonographic methods in 5 cohorts participating in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute HIV-CVD Collaborative to measure intima-media thickness of the right far wall of the common carotid artery (CCA-IMT) and carotid artery bifurcation (BIF-IMT) between 2010 and 2013. Participants aged 6-75 years were either HIV infected or uninfected...
July 15, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Emma F Baxter, Thomas D Bennett, Andrew B Cairns, Nick J Brownbill, Andrew L Goodwin, David A Keen, Philip A Chater, Frédéric Blanc, Anthony K Cheetham
X-ray diffraction has been used to investigate the kinetics of amorphization through ball-milling at 20 Hz, for five zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) - ZIF-8, ZIF-4, ZIF-zni, BIF-1-Li and CdIF-1. We find that the rates of amorphization for the zinc-containing ZIFs increase with increasing solvent accessible volume (SAV) in the sequence ZIF-8 > ZIF-4 > ZIF-zni. The Li-B analogue of the dense ZIF-zni amorphizes more slowly than the corresponding zinc phase, with the behaviour showing a correlation with their relative bulk moduli and SAVs...
March 14, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Jannelien Wieland, Annemarie Van Den Brink, Frans G Zitman
BACKGROUND: There is little research on the subject of personality disorder (PD) in individuals with borderline intellectual functioning (BIF). Unlike in most countries, in the Netherlands, patients with BIF are eligible for specialized mental health care. This offers the unique possibility of examining the rates of PDs in patients, who in other countries are treated relatively invisibly in regular mental health care. AIM: To compare, in a naturalistic setting, the frequency of PD diagnoses in outpatients with BIF with outpatients from regular mental health care and outpatients with mild ID...
2015: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
Alexander Holm Viborg, Kim Ib Sørensen, Ofir Gilad, Daniel Bisgaard Steen-Jensen, Adiphol Dilokpimol, Susanne Jacobsen, Birte Svensson
The Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 gene BIF_00092, assigned to encode a β-d-xylosidase (BXA43) of glycoside hydrolase family 43 (GH43), was cloned with a C-terminal His-tag and expressed in Escherichia coli. BXA43 was purified to homogeneity from the cell lysate and found to be a dual-specificity exo-hydrolase active on para-nitrophenyl-β-d-xylopyranoside (pNPX), para-nitrophenyl-α-L-arabinofuranoside (pNPA), β-(1 → 4)-xylopyranosyl oligomers (XOS) of degree of polymerisation (DP) 2-4, and birchwood xylan...
2013: AMB Express
Mahta Moussavi, Michelle Catherine Adams
The aims of this study were to examine long-term growth interactions of five probiotic strains (Lactobacillus casei 01, Lactobacillus plantarum HA8, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC 55730 and Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12) either alone or in combination with Propionibacterium jensenii 702 in a co-culture system and to determine their adhesion ability to human colon adenocarcinoma cell line Caco-2. Growth patterns of probiotic Lactobacillus strains were not considerably affected by the presence of P...
May 2010: Current Microbiology
L Waddington, T Cyr, M Hefford, L Truelstrup Hansen, M Kalmokoff
AIMS: To investigate the effect of pH on the viability and the acid tolerance response (ATR) of bifidobacteria. METHODS AND RESULTS: The impact of low pH on the viability of five species of bifidobacteria was examined under conditions of strict anaerobiosis. Although differences in the ability to resist the lethal effects of low pH were apparent among the species, cell viability could be improved by the provision of fermentable substrate during an acidic pH stress or through the use of stationary phase cells...
April 2010: Journal of Applied Microbiology
Byoung Sun Chu, Joanne M Wood, Michael J Collins
PURPOSE: To investigate whether wearing different presbyopic vision corrections alters the pattern of eye and head movements when viewing and responding to driving-related traffic scenes. METHODS: Participants included 20 presbyopes (mean age: 56.1 +/- 5.7 years) who had no experience of wearing presbyopic vision corrections, apart from single vision (SV) reading spectacles. Each participant wore five different vision corrections: distance SV lenses, progressive addition spectacle lenses (PAL), bifocal spectacle lenses (BIF), monovision (MV) and multifocal contact lenses (MTF CL)...
November 2009: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Violaine Rochet, Lionel Rigottier-Gois, Sylvie Rabot, Joël Doré
This work was conducted to assess the accuracy of in situ hybridization to show differences in human microflora composition between volunteers and to optimize the storage of fecal samples to allow delayed analysis of gut microflora composition in humans. Fecal samples from 25 healthy subjects (14 women, 11 men aged 24-51) were collected. The samples were fixed in 4% Paraformaldehyde (PFA) solution at 4 degrees C overnight and stored at -70 degrees C. Twenty samples were analysed to quantify the variation due to interindividual differences in the composition of fecal microflora...
November 2004: Journal of Microbiological Methods
Nikhat Zafar, Raja Mazumder, Donald Seto
BACKGROUND: Improvements in DNA sequencing technology and methodology have led to the rapid expansion of databases comprising DNA sequence, gene and genome data. Lower operational costs and heightened interest resulting from initial intriguing novel discoveries from genomics are also contributing to the accumulation of these data sets. A major challenge is to analyze and to mine data from these databases, especially whole genomes. There is a need for computational tools that look globally at genomes for data mining...
April 24, 2002: BMC Bioinformatics
A J Kaufman, J M Hayes, C Klein
Mineralogic, chemical, and isotopic compositions have been determined for 97 carbonate microbands in five core segments from the early Proterozoic (2.5 Ga) Dales Gorge Member of the Brockman Iron Formation, Hamersley Basin, Western Australia. Samples were obtained both from banded iron-formation (BIF) macrobands 9-12 at Paraburdoo, on the southern margin of the basin, and from BIF macroband 13 at Wittenoom, 130 km NW. At Paraburdoo, oxygen-isotopic compositions of coexisting chert and magnetite microbands were measured and indicated final equilibration temperatures ranging from 60-160 degrees C...
1990: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
H Duez, C Pelletier, S Cools, E Aissi, C Cayuela, F Gavini, S Bouquelet, C Neut, J Mengaud
A colony immunoblotting method has been developed to allow detection of the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis strain DN-173 010 in human faecal samples. Rabbits were immunized with heat-killed DN-173 010 bacteria resulting in the production of an antiserum highly specific for bacteria belonging to Bif. animalis species. Of the 89 strains representative of 29 different bifidobacterial species tested, only the 15 strains of the Bif. animalis species could be detected with the antiserum. In Western immunoblotting the serum reacts with a protein of 45-kDa apparent molecular weight...
June 2000: Journal of Applied Microbiology
S K Lee, G E Ji, Y H Park
The viability of bifidobacteria in mul-kimchi, a type of kimchi with added water, was investigated under various conditions. When a mul-kimchi preparation was inoculated with five strains of Bifidobacterium at a concentration of 10(7) cfu ml-1, Bif. longum JK-2 showed the highest viability, maintaining a population of 10(6) cfu ml-1 after 1 week at 4 degrees C. The influence of NaCl concentration and initial pH on viability was further investigated in mul-kimchi inoculated with Bif. longum JK-2; NaCl concentrations greater than 3% (w/w) reduced viability considerably...
February 1999: Letters in Applied Microbiology
B Tian, J P Rauschecker
Single-neuron activity was recorded from the posterior auditory field (PAF) in the cortex of gas-anesthetized cats. Tone bursts and broadband complex sounds were used for auditory stimulation. Responses to frequency-modulated (FM) sounds, in particular, were studied systematically. Linear FM sweeps were centered around the best frequency (BF) of a neuron and had an excursion large enough to cover its whole frequency tuning range. Rate and direction of change of the FM sweeps were varied. In the majority of PAF neurons (75%) the FM response seemed not to be linear, i...
May 1998: Journal of Neurophysiology
R Bisicchia, T Sozzi, M Bertelli, R Bonora, C Zunin
The aim of this work is to analyse the capacity of several formulas of stimulating the growth of bifidobacteria (Bif.), as these formulas may induced an approach to the intestinal microbiological peculiarities of breast-fed infants. This capacity has been compared with the fecal pH (fig. 2) in the various groups of artificially-fed infants and with the buffering capacity (fig. 1 a. 3) of the different milks. Six group of infants fed the following milks feed were examined: one breast-fed and five artificially-fed (table 1)...
May 1984: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
G Jeong, P Ralph, I Nakoinz, O Saiki, C Cunningham-Rundles
We previously defined three categories of B-cell defects in common varied immunodeficiency (CVI): failure to produce IgG and IgA in response to T cell-dependent (TD) stimulation by Staphylococcus bacteria (Sac) plus pokeweed mitogen or B-cell inducing factor (BIF), failure to produce any immunoglobulin, and failure of Sac-induced proliferation and differentiation. The present study includes the responses of 22 CVI patients to T cell-independent (TI) stimulation by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). In the majority of patients, EBV-stimulated B cells showed normal proliferation and IgM production...
March 1985: Journal of Clinical Immunology
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