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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244772/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-expressed-in-myeloid-cells-slows-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-and-protects-against-macrophage-apoptosis-in-ldlr-ko-mice
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Leticia Gonzalez, Alexander S Qian, Usama Tahir, Pei Yu, Bernardo L Trigatti
We generated myeloid specific sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1pr1) deficient mice by crossing mice that had myeloid specific expression of Cre recombinase (lyzMCre) with mice having the S1pr1 gene flanked by loxP recombination sites. We transplanted bone marrow from these mice and control lyzMCre mice with intact macrophage S1pr1 gene expression into low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene (Ldlr) deficient mice. The resulting chimeras were fed a high fat atherogenic diet for nine or twelve weeks and evaluated for atherosclerosis development in the aortic sinus...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243279/the-mito-mkate2-mouse-a-far-red-fluorescent-reporter-mouse-line-for-tracking-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-vivo
#2
Anthony P Barrasso, Xuefei Tong, Ross A Poché
Mitochondria are incredibly dynamic organelles that undergo continuous fission and fusion events to control morphology, which profoundly impacts cell physiology including cell cycle progression (Mitra, 2013; Mitra et al., 2009). This is highlighted by the fact that most major human neurodegenerative diseases are due to specific disruptions in mitochondrial fission or fusion machinery and null alleles of these genes result in embryonic lethality (Chan, 2006; Chen et al., 2017; Flippo and Strack, 2017). To gain a better understanding of the pathophysiology of such disorders, tools for the in vivo assessment of mitochondrial dynamics are required...
December 15, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243041/cre-loxp-mediated-multicopy-integration-of-the-mevalonate-operon-into-the-genome-of-methylobacterium-extorquens-am1
#3
Wei-Fan Liang, Ming-Yang Sun, Lan-Yu Cui, Chong Zhang, Xin-Hui Xing
Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 is the model strain for methylotrophic bacteria that metabolize methanol as the sole carbon and energy source. Genetically modified M. extorquens AM1 is used as a methylotrophic cell factory (MeCF) for high value-added chemical production. We tested the Cre-loxP recombination system for its ability to mediate multicopy gene integration of the mvt3 operon (mvt3) in M. extorquens AM1. mvt3 controls the expression of the first three enzymes of the mevalonate synthesis pathway. We assayed for Cre-mediated multigene integration by screening for multicopy mutants via their survival in culture with a high kanamycin concentration (600 μg/mL)...
December 15, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241536/infrabarrels-are-layer-6-circuit-modules-in-the-barrel-cortex-that-link-long-range-inputs-and-outputs
#4
Shane R Crandall, Saundra L Patrick, Scott J Cruikshank, Barry W Connors
The rodent somatosensory cortex includes well-defined examples of cortical columns-the barrel columns-that extend throughout the cortical depth and are defined by discrete clusters of neurons in layer 4 (L4) called barrels. Using the cell-type-specific Ntsr1-Cre mouse line, we found that L6 contains infrabarrels, readily identifiable units that align with the L4 barrels. Corticothalamic (CT) neurons and their local axons cluster within the infrabarrels, whereas corticocortical (CC) neurons are densest between infrabarrels...
December 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241475/israeli-national-policy-for-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-screening-carrier-isolation-and-discontinuation-of-isolation
#5
Ester Solter, Amos Adler, Bina Rubinovitch, Elizabeth Temkin, David Schwartz, Debby Ben-David, Samira Masarwa, Yehuda Carmeli, Mitchell J Schwaber
Since 2006, Israel has been confronting an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), and in 2007 Israel implemented a national strategy to contain spread. The intervention was initially directed toward acute-care hospitals and later expanded to include an established reservoir of carriage in long-term-care hospitals. It included regular reporting of CRE cases to a central registry and daily oversight of management of the outbreak at the institutional level. Microbiological methodologies were standardized in clinical laboratories nationwide...
December 15, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239831/factors-associated-with-in-hospital-mortality-among-critically-ill-surgical-patients-with-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-infections
#6
Andrew S Jarrell, Rachel M Kruer, Loredana Diana Berescu, Peter J Pronovost, Julie B Trivedi
PURPOSE: Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative infection increases risk of mortality, other complications, and costs. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of and identify factors associated with in-hospital mortality among critically ill surgical patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study included critically ill surgical patients from 2011 to 2014 who had a carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), MDR P. aeruginosa, or MDR Acinetobacter spp...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239725/t-cell-calcium-dynamics-visualized-in-a-ratiometric-tdtomato-gcamp6f-transgenic-reporter-mouse
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Tobias X Dong, Shivashankar Othy, Amit Jairaman, Jonathan Skupsky, Angel Zavala, Ian Parker, Joseph L Dynes, Michael D Cahalan
Calcium is an essential cellular messenger that regulates numerous functions in living organisms. Here we describe development and characterization of 'Salsa6f', a fusion of GCaMP6f and tdTomato optimized for cell tracking while monitoring cytosolic Ca2+, and a transgenic Ca2+ reporter mouse with Salsa6f targeted to the Rosa26 locus for Cre-dependent expression in specific cell types. The development and function of T cells was unaffected in Cd4-Salsa6f mice. We describe Ca2+ signals reported by Salsa6f during T cell receptor activation in naïve T cells, helper Th17 T cells and regulatory T cells, and Ca2+ signals mediated in T cells by an activator of mechanosensitive Piezo1channels...
December 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238432/renal-function-during-an-open-label-prospective-observational-trial-of-sitagliptin-in-patients-with-diabetes-a-sub-analysis-of-the-jamp-study
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Osamu Tomonaga, Hiroshi Sakura, Naotake Hashimoto, Kazuo Sasamoto, Hiroshi Ohashi, Sumiko Hasumi, Noriko Ujihara, Tadasu Kasahara, Hideo Nunome, Masashi Honda, Yasuhiko Iwamoto
Background: The aim of the study was to determine the effects of sitagliptin on renal function in a diabetic population including patients with normal renal function. Methods: We analyzed the association between 12-month, 50 mg/day sitagliptin and renal function in outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and poor blood glucose control in a subset of patients in the larger Januvia Multicenter Prospective Trial in Type 2 Diabetes observational study. Stratified analyses of changes in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) were performed...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237785/mcr-3-and-mcr-4-variants-in-carbapenemase-producing-clinical-enterobacteriaceae-do-not-confer-phenotypic-polymyxin-resistance
#9
Jeanette W P Teo, Marimuthu Kalisvar, Indumathi Venkatachalam, Ng Oon Tek, Raymond T P Lin, Sophie Octavia
The world-wide distribution of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance determinants (mcr-1, mcr-2, mcr-3 and mcr-4) coupled to an emerging observation that colistin resistance is more prevalent in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) (1, 2) present a daunting challenge in combatting antimicrobial resistance. Undoubtedly, next-generation sequencing approaches have expedited the discovery of mobile colistin resistance determinants (3).….
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234666/technical-advances-to-study-extracellular-vesicles
#10
REVIEW
Paula Carpintero-Fernández, Juan Fafián-Labora, Ana O'Loghlen
Extracellular vesicles are a heterogeneous and dynamic group of lipid bilayer membrane nanoparticles that can be classified into three different groups depending on their cellular origin: exosomes, microvesicles, and apoptotic bodies. They are produced by different cell types and can be isolated from almost all body fluids. EVs contain a variety of proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and metabolites which regulate a number of biological and pathological scenarios both locally and systemically. Different techniques have been described in order to determine EV isolation, release, uptake, and cargo...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234326/toll-like-receptor-4-on-both-myeloid-cells-and-dendritic-cells-is-required-for-systemic-inflammation-and-organ-damage-after-hemorrhagic-shock-with-tissue-trauma-in-mice
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Kent Zettel, Sebastian Korff, Ruben Zamora, Adrian E Morelli, Sophie Darwiche, Patricia A Loughran, Greg Elson, Limin Shang, Susana Salgado-Pires, Melanie J Scott, Yoram Vodovotz, Timothy R Billiar
Trauma combined with hemorrhagic shock (HS/T) leads to systemic inflammation, which results in organ injury. Toll-like Receptor 4 (TLR4)-signaling activation contributes to the initiation of inflammatory pathways following HS/T but its cell-specific roles in this setting are not known. We assessed the importance of TLR4 on leukocytes of myeloid lineage and dendritic cells (DCs) to the early systemic inflammatory response following HS/T. Mice were subjected to HS/T and 20 inflammatory mediators were measured in plasma followed by Dynamic Bayesian Network (DBN) Analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234141/cannabinoid-type-2-receptors-in-dopamine-neurons-inhibits-psychomotor-behaviors-alters-anxiety-depression-and-alcohol-preference
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Qing-Rong Liu, Ana Canseco-Alba, Hai-Ying Zhang, Patricia Tagliaferro, Monika Chung, Eugene Dennis, Branden Sanabria, Norman Schanz, Joao Carlos Escosteguy-Neto, Hiroki Ishiguro, Zhicheng Lin, Susan Sgro, Claire M Leonard, Jair Guilherme Santos-Junior, Eliot L Gardner, Josephine M Egan, Jeung Woon Lee, Zheng-Xiong Xi, Emmanuel S Onaivi
Cannabinoid CB2 receptors (CB2Rs) are expressed in mouse brain dopamine (DA) neurons and are involved in several DA-related disorders. However, the cell type-specific mechanisms are unclear since the CB2R gene knockout mice are constitutive gene knockout. Therefore, we generated Cnr2-floxed mice that were crossed with DAT-Cre mice, in which Cre- recombinase expression is under dopamine transporter gene (DAT) promoter control to ablate Cnr2 gene in midbrain DA neurons of DAT-Cnr2 conditional knockout (cKO) mice...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232705/etv2-mir-130a-jarid2-cascade-regulates-vascular-patterning-during-embryogenesis
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Bhairab N Singh, Naoyuki Tahara, Yasuhiko Kawakami, Satyabrata Das, Naoko Koyano-Nakagawa, Wuming Gong, Mary G Garry, Daniel J Garry
Remodeling of the primitive vasculature is necessary for the formation of a complex branched vascular architecture. However, the factors that modulate these processes are incompletely defined. Previously, we defined the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in endothelial specification. In the present study, we further examined the Etv2-Cre mediated ablation of DicerL/L and characterized the perturbed vascular patterning in the embryo proper and yolk-sac. We mechanistically defined an important role for miR-130a, an Etv2 downstream target, in the mediation of vascular patterning and angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230684/imipenem-relebactam-and-meropenem-vaborbactam-two-novel-carbapenem-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitor-combinations
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REVIEW
George G Zhanel, Courtney K Lawrence, Heather Adam, Frank Schweizer, Sheryl Zelenitsky, Michael Zhanel, Philippe R S Lagacé-Wiens, Andrew Walkty, Andrew Denisuik, Alyssa Golden, Alfred S Gin, Daryl J Hoban, Joseph P Lynch, James A Karlowsky
Relebactam (formerly known as MK-7655) is a non-β-lactam, bicyclic diazabicyclooctane, β-lactamase inhibitor that is structurally related to avibactam, differing by the addition of a piperidine ring to the 2-position carbonyl group. Vaborbactam (formerly known as RPX7009) is a non-β-lactam, cyclic, boronic acid-based, β-lactamase inhibitor. The structure of vaborbactam is unlike any other currently marketed β-lactamase inhibitor. Both inhibitors display activity against Ambler class A [including extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs)] and class C β-lactamases (AmpC)...
December 12, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228157/gut-epithelial-vitamin-d-receptor-regulates-microbiota-dependent-mucosal-inflammation-by-suppressing-intestinal-epithelial-cell-apoptosis
#15
Lei He, Tianjing Liu, Yongyan Shi, Feng Tian, Huiyuan Hu, Dilip K Deb, Yinyin Chen, Marc Bissonnette, Yan Chun Li
Recent studies show that colonic vitamin D receptor (VDR) signaling protects the mucosal epithelial barrier and suppresses colonic inflammation, but the underlying molecular mechanism remains to be fully understood. To investigate the implication of colonic VDR down-regulation seen in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, we assessed the effect of gut epithelial VDR deletion on colonic inflammatory responses in an experimental colitis model. In 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis model, mice carrying VDR deletion in gut epithelial cells (VDRf/f;Villin-Cre or VDRΔIEC) or in colonic epithelial cells (VDRf/f;CDX2-Cre or VDRΔCEC) developed more severe clinical colitis than VDRf/f control mice, characterized by more robust TH1 and TH17 responses, with greater increases in mucosal IFN-γ+, IL-17+ and IFN-γ+IL-17+ T cells...
December 7, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225798/30-day-readmission-antibiotics-costs-and-costs-of-delay-to-adequate-treatment-of-enterobacteriaceae-uti-pneumonia-and-sepsis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#16
Marya D Zilberberg, Brian H Nathanson, Kate Sulham, Weihong Fan, Andrew F Shorr
Background: Enterobacteriaceae are common pathogens in pneumonia, sepsis and urinary tract infection (UTI). Though rare, carbapenem resistance (CRE) among these organisms complicates efforts to ensure adequate empiric antimicrobial therapy. In turn this negatively impacts such outcomes as mortality and hospital costs. We explored proportion of total costs represented by antibiotics, 30-day readmission rates, and per-day costs of inadequate antimicrobial coverage among patients with Enterobacteriaceae pneumonia, sepsis and/or UTI in the context of inappropriate (IET) vs...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225599/promoter-specificity-and-efficacy-in-conditional-and-inducible-transgenic-targeting-of-lung-macrophages
#17
Alexandra L McCubbrey, Kristen C Allison, Alisa B Lee-Sherick, Claudia V Jakubzick, William J Janssen
Conditional and inducible Cre-loxP systems are used to target gene deletion to specific cell lineages and tissues through promoter-restricted expression of the bacterial DNA recombinase, Cre. Although Cre-loxP systems are widely used to target gene deletion in lung macrophages, limited data are published on the specificity and efficiency of "macrophage targeting" Cre lines. Using R26-stopfl/fl-TdTomato and tetOn-GFP reporter lines, we assessed the specificity and efficiency of four commercially available Cre driver lines that are often considered "macrophage specific...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225035/cockayne-s-syndrome-a-and-b-proteins-regulate-transcription-arrest-after-genotoxic-stress-by-promoting-atf3-degradation
#18
Alexey Epanchintsev, Federico Costanzo, Marc-Alexander Rauschendorf, Manuela Caputo, Tao Ye, Lise-Marie Donnio, Luca Proietti-de-Santis, Frederic Coin, Vincent Laugel, Jean-Marc Egly
Cockayne syndrome (CS) is caused by mutations in CSA and CSB. The CSA and CSB proteins have been linked to both promoting transcription-coupled repair and restoring transcription following DNA damage. We show that UV stress arrests transcription of approximately 70% of genes in CSA- or CSB-deficient cells due to the constitutive presence of ATF3 at CRE/ATF sites. We found that CSB, CSA/DDB1/CUL4A, and MDM2 were essential for ATF3 ubiquitination and degradation by the proteasome. ATF3 removal was concomitant with the recruitment of RNA polymerase II and the restart of transcription...
November 30, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224313/-incidence-of-blood-stream-infections-of-1265-patients-with-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-analysis-of-pathogenic-bacteria
#19
Q Z Han, Y Chen, H Yang, X F Zhang, J Chen, D P Wu, S N Chen, H Y Qiu
Objective: To analyze the incidence and microbiological features of blood stream infections (BSI) of patients with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and to provide laboratory data for empirical use of antibiotic for the HSCT patients with BSI. Methods: The incidence of bloodstream infection, the positive rate of blood culture, bacterial spectrum and drug resistance were analyzed in 1 265 HSCT recipients during 2013 and 2015 were retrospectively studied. Results: Of 1265 patients undergoing HSCT, 1 422 cases of suspected BSI occurred in 784 patients (61...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224189/acute-loss-of-adipose-tissue-derived-adiponectin-triggers-immediate-metabolic-deterioration-in-mice
#20
Jonathan Y Xia, Kai Sun, Chelsea Hepler, Alexandra L Ghaben, Rana K Gupta, Yu A An, William L Holland, Thomas S Morley, Andrew C Adams, Ruth Gordillo, Christine M Kusminski, Philipp E Scherer
AIM/HYPOTHESIS: Adiponectin (APN), a circulating hormone secreted by mature adipocytes, has been extensively studied because it has beneficial metabolic effects. While many studies have focused on the congenital loss of APN and its effects on systemic body glucose and lipid metabolism, little is known about the effects triggered by acute loss of APN in the adult mouse. We anticipated that genetically induced acute depletion of APN in adult mice would have a more profound effect on systemic metabolic health than congenital deletion of Adipoq, the gene encoding APN, with its associated potential for adaptive responses that may mask the phenotypes...
December 9, 2017: Diabetologia
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