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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728202/-pyogenic-liver-abscess-changes-of-organisms-and-consequences-for-diagnosis-and-therapy
#1
Alexander Mischnik, Winfried Vincenz Kern, Robert Thimme
Liver abscess is a rare but potentially fatal disease with mortality rates of 2 - 12 %. The spectrum of causative microorganisms varies across the world and is changing due to increasing worldwide travel activity. As a result, previously less frequent pathogens must increasingly be considered in the differential diagnosis. The most common pathogens of liver abscess are so-called abscess streptococci, anaerobes and Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Certain clones among the Gram-negatives, typically among Klebsiella spp...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728165/active-multiple-myeloma-suppresses-and-typically-eliminates-coexisting-mgus
#2
John P Campbell, Jennifer L J Heaney, Sankalp Pandya, Zaheer Afzal, Martin Kaiser, Roger Owen, J Anthony Child, Walter Gregory, Gareth J Morgan, Graham H Jackson, Chris M Bunce, Mark T Drayson
BACKGROUND: Myeloma is consistently preceded by premalignant monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). In >5% of MGUS patients there is a second MGUS clone (biclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance; BGUS), yet, at myeloma diagnosis, presentation of biclonal gammopathy myeloma (BGMy) is considered less frequent, implying that myeloma eradicates coexisting MGUS. METHODS: In the largest study of its kind, we assessed BGMy frequency amongst 6399 newly diagnosed myeloma patients enrolled in recent UK clinical trials...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728058/high-prevalence-of-esbls-in-retail-chicken-meat-despite-reduced-use-of-antimicrobials-in-chicken-production-france
#3
Tiago Casella, Mara Correa Lelles Nogueira, Estelle Saras, Marisa Haenni, Jean-Yves Madec
Extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESCs) are critically important antibiotics for humans and their use in animals poses a potential threat for public health. Chicken represents an increasing part of the human diet and has also been regarded as a source of ESC-resistant Enterobacteriaceae because of the worldwide off-label use of ceftiofur, a broad-spectrum cephalosporin. Thus, numerous studies pointed out chicken as a reservoir of ESBL/pAmpC genes, plasmids and/or clones at risk for humans. In France, late 2011, strong political pressure led to a drastic reduction of ceftiofur use and all other antibiotics in chicken production...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727895/how-to-become-a-killer-or-is-it-all-accidental-virulence-strategies-in-oral-streptococci
#4
Izabela Sitkiewicz
Streptococci are a diverse group of gram positive microorganisms sharing common virulence traits and similar strategies to escape the oral niche and establish an infection in other parts of the host organism. Invasive infection with oral streptococci is "a perfect storm" that requires the concerted action of multiple biotic and abiotic factors. Our understanding of streptococcal pathogenicity and infectivity should probably be less mechanistic and driven not only by the identification of novel virulence factors...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727825/differentially-expressed-genes-in-the-head-of-the-2nd-instar-pre-molting-larvae-of-the-nm2-mutant-of-the-silkworm-bombyx-mori
#5
Pingyang Wang, Simin Bi, Fan Wu, Pingzhen Xu, Xingjia Shen, Qiaoling Zhao
Molting is an important physiological process in the larval stage of Bombyx mori and is controlled by various hormones and peptides. The silkworm mutant that exhibits the phenotype of non-molting in the 2nd instar (nm2) is incapable of molting in the 2nd instar and dies after seven or more days. The ecdysone titer in the nm2 mutant is lower than that in the wildtype, and the mutant can be rescued by feeding with 20E and cholesterol. The results of positional cloning indicated that structural alteration of BmCPG10 is responsible for the phenotype of the nm2 mutant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727798/cloning-and-expression-of-genes-encoding-heat-shock-proteins-in-liriomyza-trifolii-and-comparison-with-two-congener-leafminer-species
#6
Ya-Wen Chang, Jing-Yun Chen, Ming-Xing Lu, Yuan Gao, Zi-Hua Tian, Wei-Rong Gong, Chang-Sheng Dong, Yu-Zhou Du
The polyphagous agromyzid fly, Liriomyza trifolii, is a significant and important insect pest of ornamental and vegetable crops worldwide. The adaptation of insects to different environments is facilitated by heat shock proteins (HSPs), which play an important role in acclimation to thermal stress. In this study, we cloned and characterized five HSP-encoding genes of L. trifolii (Lthsp20, Lthsp40, Lthsp60, Lthsp70, and Lthsp90) and monitored their expression under different thermal stresses using real-time quantitative PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726763/cloning-and-characterization-of-thshrs-and-thscr-transcription-factors-in-taxodium-hybrid-zhongshanshan-406
#7
Zhiquan Wang, Yunlong Yin, Jianfeng Hua, Wencai Fan, Chaoguang Yu, Lei Xuan, Fangyuan Yu
Among the GRAS family of transcription factors, SHORT ROOT (SHR) and SCARECROW (SCR) are key regulators of the formation of root tissues. In this study, we isolated and characterized two genes encoding SHR proteins and one gene encoding an SCR protein: ThSHR1 (Accession Number MF045148), ThSHR2 (Accession Number MF045149) and ThSCR (Accession Number MF045152) in the adventitious roots of Taxodium hybrid 'Zhongshanshan'. Gene structure analysis indicated that ThSHR1, ThSHR2 and ThSCR are all intron free. Multiple protein sequence alignments showed that each of the corresponding proteins, ThSHR1, ThSHR2 and ThSCR, contained five well-conserved domains: leucine heptad repeat I (LHRI), the VHIID motif, leucine heptad repeat II (LHR II), the PFYRE motif, and the SAW motif...
July 20, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726715/overexpression-of-the-osimp-gene-increases-the-accumulation-of-inositol-and-confers-enhanced-cold-tolerance-in-tobacco-through-modulation-of-the-antioxidant-enzymes-activities
#8
Rong-Xiang Zhang, Li-Jun Qin, De-Gang Zhao
Inositol is a cyclic polyol that is involved in various physiological processes, including signal transduction and stress adaptation in plants. l-myo-inositol monophosphatase (IMPase) is one of the metal-dependent phosphatase family members and catalyzes the last reaction step of biosynthesis of inositol. Although increased IMPase activity induced by abiotic stress has been reported in chickpea plants, the role and regulation of the IMP gene in rice (Oryza sativa L.) remains poorly understood. In the present work, we obtained a full-length cDNA sequence coding IMPase in the cold tolerant rice landraces in Gaogonggui, which is named as OsIMP...
July 20, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726704/simultaneous-heterotrophic-nitrification-and-aerobic-denitrification-at-high-concentrations-of-nacl-and-ammonia-nitrogen-by-halomonas-bacteria
#9
Te Wang, Jian Li, Ling Hua Zhang, Ying Yu, Yi Min Zhu
To improve the efficiency of simultaneous heterotrophic nitrification and aerobic denitrification (SND) at high concentrations of NaCl and ammonia nitrogen (NH4(+)-N), we investigated the SND characteristics of Halomonas bacteria with the ability to synthesize the compatible solute ectoine. Halomonas sp. strain B01, which was isolated, screened and identified in this study, could simultaneously remove nitrogen (N) by SND and synthesize ectoine under high NaCl conditions. Gene cloning and sequencing analysis indicated that this bacterial genome contains ammonia monooxygenase (amoA) and nitrate reductase (narH) genes...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726206/preparation-of-recombinant-serpin-from-red-king-crab-paralithodes-%C3%B1-amtschaticus-for-biomedical-research-purposes
#10
N N Kostin, N A Ponomarenko, V A Isaev, G N Rudenskaya, T V Bobik, A G Gabibov, I V Smirnov
Genetic constructs with different leader sequences for intra- and extracellular expression of the target protein were generated and an original method for effective selection of clones with maximum expression was developed. For intracellular expression in the Pichia pastoris system, seprin content in cells was 6 mg/liter.
July 18, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726126/characterization-of-a-cold-adapted-dna-photolyase-from-c-psychrerythraea-34h
#11
Sudipto Munshi, Ananthi Rajamoorthi, Robert J Stanley
The phrB gene encoding a putative cold-adapted DNA photolyase was cloned from the bacterial genomic DNA of Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H, a psychrophilic bacterium. Recombinant DNA photolyase, rCpPL, was overexpressed and purified from three different vectors. rCpPL binds its DNA substrate by flipping a cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) into its active site and repairs CPD-containing DNA in vitro. rCpPL contains one catalytic flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) cofactor, but displays promiscuity in cofactor binding, in which either a flavin mononucleotide (FMN) or a methenyltetrahydrofolate (MTHF) molecule is bound as an antenna molecule and found in sub-stoichiometric amounts...
July 19, 2017: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725946/validation-and-characterization-of-a-qtl-for-adult-plant-resistance-to-stripe-rust-on-wheat-chromosome-arm-6bs-yr78
#12
Zhenzhen Dong, Joshua M Hegarty, Junli Zhang, Wenjun Zhang, Shiaoman Chao, Xianming Chen, Yonghong Zhou, Jorge Dubcovsky
This study validated one QTL for adult plant resistance to stripe rust, identified donor lines of the resistance allele, and demonstrated that it is different from previously named Yr genes. The spread of more virulent and aggressive races of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst, causal pathogen of stripe rust) after the year 2000 has caused substantial yield losses worldwide. To find new sources of resistance, we previously performed a genome-wide association study and identified a strong QTL for adult plant resistance on the short arm of chromosome 6B (QYr...
July 19, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725653/calr-positive-myeloproliferative-disorder-in-a-patient-with-ph-positive-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-durable-treatment-free-remission-a-case-report
#13
Irene Dogliotti, Carmen Fava, Anna Serra, Enrico Gottardi, Filomena Daraio, Francesca Carnuccio, Emilia Giugliano, Monica Bocchia, Giuseppe Saglio, Giovanna Rege-Cambrin
Current diagnostic criteria for Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasia (MPN) have been redefined by the discovery of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), myeloproliferative leukemia (MPL) and calreticulin (CALR) genetic alterations. Only few cases of coexistence of CALR-mutated MPN and Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have been described so far. Here we report the case of a patient with CML diagnosed in 2001, treated with imatinib and pegylated interferon (IFN) frontline. She reached complete molecular remission (CMR) and discontinued imatinib, maintaining treatment free remission...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725365/the-clonal-root-system-of-balsam-poplar-in-upland-sites-of-quebec-and-alberta
#14
Kokouvi E Adonsou, Annie DesRochers, Francine Tremblay, Barb R Thomas, Nathalie Isabel
Balsam poplar seeds are short-lived and require moist seedbeds soon after they are released to germinate. In addition to sexual reproduction, balsam poplar stands can regenerate clonally by root suckering. The origin of stands will in turn affect their genetic structure and root system architecture, which are poorly understood for upland forest stands. Three stands were hydraulically excavated in Quebec (moist) and Alberta (dry) to determine the origin of trees and to characterize root systems with respect to presence of parental roots and root grafts connections...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725196/synergistic-effect-of-doripenem-and-cefotaxime-to-inhibit-ctx-m-15-type-%C3%AE-lactamases-biophysical-and-microbiological-views
#15
Lubna Maryam, Asad U Khan
CTX-M-15 type β-lactamase has the ability to hydrolyse cefotaxime, a third generation cephalosporin. The infections caused by multidrug resistant strains, especially CTX-M-15 producing strains are being treated with carbapenem group of β-lactam antibiotics. The objective of the study was to know if cefotaxime in combination with doripenem (carbapemen antibiotic) at very low concentration, inhibits the CTX-M-15 producing bacterial strains. blaCTX-M-15 gene was cloned to express CTX-M-15 enzyme and construct CTX-M-15 producing strain...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725194/sophisticated-cloning-fermentation-and-purification-technologies-for-an-enhanced-therapeutic-protein-production-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Sanjeev K Gupta, Pratyoosh Shukla
The protein productions strategies are crucial towards the development of application based research and elucidating the novel purification strategies for industrial production. Currently, there are few innovative avenues are studies for cloning, upstream, and purification through efficient bioprocess development. Such strategies are beneficial for industries as well as proven to be vital for effectual therapeutic protein development. Though, these techniques are well documented, but, there is scope of addition to current knowledge with novel and new approaches and it will pave new avenues in production of recombinant microbial and non-microbial proteins including secondary metabolites...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724801/tcr-ligand-dissociation-rate-is-a-robust-and-stable-biomarker-of-cd8-t-cell-potency
#17
Mathilde Allard, Barbara Couturaud, Laura Carretero-Iglesia, Minh Ngoc Duong, Julien Schmidt, Gwennaëlle C Monnot, Pedro Romero, Daniel E Speiser, Michael Hebeisen, Nathalie Rufer
Despite influencing many aspects of T cell biology, the kinetics of T cell receptor (TCR) binding to peptide-major histocompatibility molecules (pMHC) remain infrequently determined in patient monitoring or for adoptive T cell therapy. Using specifically designed reversible fluorescent pMHC multimeric complexes, we performed a comprehensive study of TCR-pMHC off-rates combined with various functional assays on large libraries of self/tumor- and virus-specific CD8+ T cell clones from melanoma patients and healthy donors...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724766/a-unique-t-cell-receptor-amino-acid-sequence-selected-by-htlv-i-tax301-309-specific-cytotoxic-t-cells-in-hla-a24-02-asymptomatic-carriers-and-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-patients
#18
Yuko Ishihara, Yukie Tanaka, Seiichiro Kobayashi, Koji Kawamura, Hideki Nakasone, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Masaharu Tamaki, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Machiko Kusuda, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Hidenori Wada, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Misato Kikuchi, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Aki Tanihara, Shinichi Kako, Kaoru Uchimaru, Yoshinobu Kanda
We previously reported that the T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoire of HTLV-I Tax301-309-specific CD8(+) cytotoxic T-cells (Tax-CTLs) was highly restricted and a particular amino acid sequence motif, "PDR", was conserved among HLA-A*24:02(+) ATL patients who have undergone allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Furthermore, we found that donor-derived PDR+CTLs selectively expanded in ATL long-term HSCT survivors with strong CTL activity against HTLV-I. On the other hand, the TCR repertoires in Tax-CTL of asymptomatic HTLV-I carriers (ACs) remain unclear...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724077/physical-map-of-the-short-arm-of-bread-wheat-chromosome-3d
#19
Kateřina Holušová, Jan Vrána, Jan Šafář, Hana Šimková, Barbora Balcárková, Zeev Frenkel, Benoit Darrier, Etienne Paux, Federica Cattonaro, Helene Berges, Thomas Letellier, Michael Alaux, Jaroslav Doležel, Jan Bartoš
Bread wheat ( L.) is one of the most important crops worldwide. Although a reference genome sequence would represent a valuable resource for wheat improvement through genomics-assisted breeding and gene cloning, its generation has long been hampered by its allohexaploidy, high repeat content, and large size. As a part of a project coordinated by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), a physical map of the short arm of wheat chromosome 3D (3DS) was prepared to facilitate reference genome assembly and positional gene cloning...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724074/high-resolution-genetic-and-physical-mapping-of-the-eastern-filbert-blight-resistance-region-in-jefferson-hazelnut-corylus-avellana-l
#20
Vidyasagar Sathuvalli, Shawn A Mehlenbacher, David C Smith
Eastern filbert blight (EFB), caused by the pyrenomycete (Peck) E. Müller, is a devastating disease of European hazelnut ( L) in the US Pacific Northwest. A dominant allele at a single locus from the obsolete pollenizer 'Gasaway' confers a high level of resistance to EFB. To identify the gene responsible for resistance, we initiated map-based cloning efforts in a population of 1488 seedlings that segregated for resistance. Chromosome walking was initiated using primers designed from eight previously identified random amplified polymorphic DNA markers linked to resistance...
July 2017: Plant Genome
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