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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438014/characterization-of-a-glutamate-decarboxylase-gad-from-enterococcus-avium-m5-isolated-from-jeotgal-a-fermented-korean-sea-food
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Kang Wook Lee, Jae Min Shim, Zhuang Yao, Jeong A Kim, Hyun-Jin Kim, Jeong Hwan Kim
To develop starters for the production of functional foods or materials, lactic acid bacteria producing γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) were screened from jeotgals, Korean fermented sea foods. One isolate producing high amount of GABA from monosodium L-glutamate (MSG) was identified as Enterococcus avium by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. E. avium M5 produced 18.47 ± 1.26 mg/ml GABA when incubated for 48 h at 37°C in MRS broth with MSG (3%, w/v). A gadB gene encoding glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) was cloned and overexpressed in E...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437453/three-dominant-awnless-genes-in-common-wheat-fine-mapping-interaction-and-contribution-to-diversity-in-awn-shape-and-length
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Motohiro Yoshioka, Julio C M Iehisa, Ryoko Ohno, Tatsuro Kimura, Hiroyuki Enoki, Satoru Nishimura, Shuhei Nasuda, Shigeo Takumi
The awn is a long needle-like structure formed at the tip of the lemma in the florets of some grass species. It plays a role in seed dispersal and protection against animals, and can contribute to the photosynthetic activity of spikes. Three main dominant inhibitors of awn development (Hd, B1 and B2) are known in hexaploid wheat, but the causal genes have not been cloned yet and a genetic association with awn length diversity has been found only for the B1 allele. To analyze the prevalence of these three awning inhibitors, we attempted to predict the genotypes of 189 hexaploid wheat varieties collected worldwide using markers tightly linked to these loci...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437227/emergence-of-the-uncommon-clone-st944-st78-carrying-blaoxa-40-like-and-blactx-m-like-genes-among-carbapenem-nonsusceptible-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-moscow-russia
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Nikolay Mayanskiy, Igor Chebotar, Natalia Alyabieva, Olga Kryzhanovskaya, Tatiana Savinova, Andrej Turenok, Yulia Bocharova, Anna Lazareva, Svetlana Polikarpova, Olga Karaseva
Carbapenem-nonsusceptible (Carba-NS) Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as an important cause of nosocomial infections. In the present study, we characterized 91 Carba-NS A. baumannii isolates collected from patients of surgical departments and intensive care units at three hospitals in Moscow in 2012-2015. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) using the Oxford (Oxf) scheme identified 16 sequence types (STs) of three clonal complexes (CCs), including CC92(Oxf) (67%), CC109(Oxf) (1%), CC944(Oxf) (29%), and the singleton ST1100(Oxf) (3%)...
February 21, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437226/first-report-of-prevalence-of-ctx-m-15-producing-escherichia-coli-o25b-st131-from-iran
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Mohammad Hasan Namaei, Masoud Yousefi, Masoud Ziaee, Alireza Salehabadi, Malaknaz Ghannadkafi, Elham Amini, Parvin Askari
The emergence of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) as a multidrug-resistant and virulent pathogen represents a major challenge to public health globally. Recently, the O25b/ST131 E. coli producing CTX-M-15 with high virulence potential has been reported worldwide, but has received little attention in Iran. This study is the first in Iran to specifically determine the spread of the O25b/ST131 clone producing CTX-M-15 among E. coli isolates belonging to the B2 phylogenetic group. ST131 clone in phylogenetic group B2 was detected based on PCR detection of ST131-specific single-nucleotide polymorphisms in mdh and gyrB...
February 16, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436990/tcrp1-promotes-nih-3t3-cell-transformation-by-over-activating-pdk1-and-akt1
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C Wang, H Liu, Q Qiu, Z Zhang, Y Gu, Z He
Tongue cancer resistance-related protein 1 (TCRP1) gene was first cloned from the multidrug resistance tongue cancer cell (Tca8113/pingyangmycin) in our lab. Our precious studies demonstrated that TCRP1 was involving in chemotherapy and radiotherapy resistance of tongue cancer cells, lung cancer cells and ovarian cancer cells. In this study, we showed that TCRP1 overexpression promotes cell transformation and tumorigenesis through hyperphosphorylation of the oncogenic kinase 3-phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase-1 (PDK1) and AKT1, whereas inhibition of PDK1 by OSU-03012 or PDK1 small interfering RNA reversed TCRP1-mediated cell transformation...
April 24, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436337/molecular-cloning-expression-and-characterization-of-e2f-transcription-factor-4-from-antheraea-pernyi
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M N Abbas, S Kausar, Y-X Sun, Y Sun, L Wang, C Qian, G-Q Wei, B-J Zhu, C-L Liu
The E2F transcription factor family is distributed widely in eukaryotes and has been well studied among mammals. In the present study, the E2F transcription factor 4 (E2F4) gene was isolated from fat bodies of Antheraea pernyi and sequenced. E2F4 comprised a 795 bp open reading frame encoding a deduced amino acid sequence of 264 amino acid residues. The recombinant protein was expressed in Escherichia coli (Transetta DE3), and anti-E2F4 antibodies were prepared. The deduced amino acid sequence displayed significant homology to an E2F4-like protein from Bombyx mori L...
April 24, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436325/photoperiodic-responses-and-characterization-of-the-cmvvd-gene-encoding-a-blue-light-photoreceptor-from-the-medicinal-caterpillar-fungus-cordyceps-militaris-ascomycetes
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Xin Zhang, Xiaoming Dong, Xinhua Song, Fen Wang, Caihong Dong
Light is a necessary environmental factor for production of conidia and pigment, formation of stroma, and development of Cordyceps militaris, a well-known edible and medicinal mushroom. In this study, an obvious rhythm loop was observed in certain strains of C. militaris under conditions of alternating 12-hour intervals of dark and light. A possibly related gene, Cmvvd, the homologue of the blue-light photoreceptor of Neurospora crassa, was cloned from the genome of C. militaris. The protein CmVVD is predicted to be 203 amino acids in length and is characterized by the presence of a light, oxygen, or voltage domain...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436098/lecrk-v-an-l-type-lectin-receptor-kinase-in-haynaldia-villosa-plays-positive-role-in-resistance-to-wheat-powdery-mildew
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Zongkuan Wang, Jiangyue Cheng, Anqi Fan, Jia Zhao, Zhongyu Yu, Yingbo Li, Heng Zhang, Jin Xiao, Faheem Mohammad, Haiyan Wang, Aizhong Cao, Liping Xing, Xiue Wang
Plant sense potential microbial pathogen by using pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) to recognize pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). The Lectin receptor like kinase genes (LecRKs) are involved in various cellular processes mediated by signal transduction pathways. In the present study, an L-type lectin receptor kinase gene LecRK-V was cloned from Haynaldia villosa, a diploid wheat relative which is highly resistant to powdery mildew. The expression of LecRK-V was rapidly up-regulated by Bgt inoculation and chitin treatment...
April 24, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436007/overexpression-of-the-regulatory-subunit-of-glutamate-cysteine-ligase-enhances-monoclonal-antibody-production-in-cho-cells
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Camila A Orellana, Esteban Marcellin, Peter P Gray, Lars K Nielsen
For decades, Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells have been the preferred host for therapeutic monoclonal antibody (mAb) production; however, increasing mAb titer by rational engineering remains a challenge. Our previous proteomic analysis in CHO cells suggested that a higher content of glutathione (GSH) might be related to higher productivity. GSH is an important antioxidant, cell detoxifier, and is required to ensure the formation of native disulfide bonds in proteins. To investigate the involvement of GSH in mAb production, we generated stable CHO cell lines overexpressing genes involved in the first step of GSH synthesis; namely the glutamate-cysteine ligase catalytic subunit (Gclc) and the glutamate-cysteine ligase modifier subunit (Gclm)...
April 24, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435653/paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-thrombocytopenia
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Fusun Gediz, Bahriye Kadriye Payzin, Ozlem Zekiye Cakmak, Yusuf Uzum, Damla Ernur, Fahri Sahin
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a disease which diagnosis may be delayed due to variable clinical findings. We describe herein a case of PNH in a 21 year old woman who admitted with complaints of chronic weakness, intermittent spontaneous ecchymoses, and an intermittent abdominal pain. On laboratory tests thrombocytopenia and iron deficiency anemia without any clinical findings were found. Flow cytometric evaluations showed a PNH clone of 15% for erythrocytes, 64% for monocytes, and 60% for granulocytes...
February 23, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435396/lentivirus-mediated-knockdown-of-p27rf-rho-inhibits-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-growth
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Shuli Xie, Guangyi Wang, Guofu Chen, Mingguang Zhu, Guoyue Lv
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effects of P27RF-Rho on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell growth and explore the possibility of using it as a novel therapeutic target for liver cancer treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: P27RF-Rho in HCC cells was silenced by lentivirus-mediated RNA interference, and the silencing effect was verified by RT-PCR. Cell proliferation was determined by MTT and clone formation assay. Cell cycle phase and apoptosis were detected through FACS...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435199/genetic-characterization-of-the-non-structural-protein-3-gene-of-bluetongue-virus-serotype-2-isolate-from-india
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Raghavendra Sumanth Pudupakam, Shobana Raghunath, Meghanath Pudupakam, Sreenivasulu Daggupati
AIM: Sequence analysis and phylogenetic studies based on non-structural protein-3 (NS3) gene are important in understanding the evolution and epidemiology of bluetongue virus (BTV). This study was aimed at characterizing the NS3 gene sequence of Indian BTV serotype-2 (BTV2) to elucidate its genetic relationship to global BTV isolates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The NS3 gene of BTV2 was amplified from infected BHK-21 cell cultures, cloned and subjected to sequence analysis...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435108/molecular-characterization-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-the-ca-mrsa-isolated-from-healthcare-workers-tehran-iran
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Solmaz Ohadian Moghadam, Mohammad Modoodi Yaghooti, Nasrin Pourramezan, Mohammad Reza Pourmand
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become as a nosocomial pathogen worldwide. Considering the importance of MRSA typing for understanding the evolution and dissemination of these strains, we studied the molecular characteristics of MRSA colonized healthcare workers (HCWs). METHODOLOGY: All MRSA isolated from HCWs, were genotyped using staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) with multiplex PCR assay, multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and spa typing...
April 20, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435055/cloning-and-characterization-of-a-new-cold-adapted-and-thermo-tolerant-%C3%AE-carrageenase-from-marine-bacterium-flavobacterium-sp-ys-80-122
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Shangyong Li, Jianhua Hao, Mi Sun
ι-Carrageenases play a role in marine ι-carrageenan degradation, and their enzymatic hydrolysates are thought to be excellent antioxidants. In this study, we identified a new ι-carrageenase, encoded by cgiF, in psychrophilic bacterium Flavobacterium sp. YS-80-122. The deduced ι-carrageenase, CgiF, belongs to glycoside hydrolase family 82 and shows less than 40% amino acid identity with characterized ι-carrageenases. The activity of recombinant CgiF peaked at 30°C (1,207.8U/mg). Notably, CgiF is a cold-adapted ι-carrageenase, which showed 36...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434792/cloning-and-expression-patterns-of-neuromedin-u-and-its-receptors-in-pigs
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Xiang Li, Mingfu Niu, Juan Su, Zhiyu Ma, Mengmeng Jin, Wenna Qiao, Ying Zhang, Yanyan Feng, Na An, Yuanlong Hou, Sheng Yang, Suo Chuan, Zhihai Lei
Neuromedin U (NMU) is a highly conserved neuropeptide that performs a variety of physiological functions in animals via neuromedin U receptor-1 (NMUR1) and neuromedin U receptor-2 (NMUR2). In this study, we cloned the pig NMU, NMUR1 and NMUR2 genes. Bioinformatics analysis demonstrated that the pig NMU cDNA encoded the amino acids Phe-Leu-Phe-Arg-Pro-Arg-Asn-NH2 at the C-terminus and that the NMU receptors, which are G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), contained the seven transmembrane domains typical of GPCRs...
April 6, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434779/a-comparative-study-of-cutibacterium-propionibacterium-acnes-clones-from-acne-patients-and-healthy-controls
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H B Lomholt, C F P Scholz, H Brüggemann, H Tettelin, M Kilian
BACKGROUND: Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) acnes is assumed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of acne. OBJECTIVES: To examine if clones with distinct virulence properties are associated with acne. METHODS: Multiple C. acnes isolates from follicles and surface skin of patients with moderate to severe acne and healthy controls were characterized by multilocus sequence typing. To determine if CC18 isolates from acne patients differ from those of controls in the possession of virulence genes or lack of genes conducive to a harmonious coexistence the full genomes of dominating CC18 follicular clones from six patients and five controls were sequenced...
April 18, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434412/molecular-characterization-and-transcriptional-analysis-of-the-female-enriched-chondroitin-proteoglycan-2-of-toxocara-canis
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G X Ma, R Q Zhou, L Hu, Y L Luo, Y F Luo, H H Zhu
Toxocara canis is an important but neglected zoonotic parasite, and is the causative agent of human toxocariasis. Chondroitin proteoglycans are biological macromolecules, widely distributed in extracellular matrices, with a great diversity of functions in mammals. However, there is limited information regarding chondroitin proteoglycans in nematode parasites. In the present study, a female-enriched chondroitin proteoglycan 2 gene of T. canis (Tc-cpg-2) was cloned and characterized. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was employed to measure the transcription levels of Tc-cpg-2 among tissues of male and female adult worms...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434226/in-situ-microprobe-single-cell-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry-metabolic-reorganization-in-single-differentiating-cells-in-the-live-vertebrate-x-laevis-embryo
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Rosemary M Onjiko, Erika P Portero, Sally A Moody, Peter Nemes
Knowledge of single-cell metabolism would provide a powerful window to cell activity changes as cells differentiate to all the tissues of the vertebrate embryo. However, single-cell mass spectrometry technologies have not yet been made compatible with complex three-dimensional changes and rapidly decreasing cell sizes during early development of the embryo. Here, we bridge this technological gap by integrating capillary microsampling, microscale metabolite extraction, and capillary electrophoresis electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (CE-ESI-MS) to enable direct metabolic metabolic analysis of identified cells in the live frog embryo (Xenopus laevis)...
April 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434100/complete-genome-sequence-of-jacquemontia-yellow-vein-virus-a-novel-begomovirus-infecting-jacquemontia-tamnifolia-in-venezuela
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Elvira Fiallo-Olivé, Dorys T Chirinos, Francis Geraud-Pouey, Jesús Navas-Castillo
Wild plants of the family Convolvulaceae are hosts for a few New World begomoviruses (genus Begomovirus, family Geminiviridae). In this work, we report the complete genome sequence of a new begomovirus infecting the wild convolvulaceous plant Jacquemontia tamnifolia in Venezuela. The cloned bipartite genome showed the organization of typical New World begomoviruses and was found to be phylogenetically related to those of begomoviruses from Venezuela and other Caribbean countries. Several recombination events have been shown to have occurred involving genome fragment exchange with related begomoviruses infecting crops such as tomato and cucurbits and wild plants, including Jacquemontia sp...
April 22, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433658/molecular-cloning-of-esr2-and-gene-expression-analysis-of-esr1-and-esr2-in-the-pituitary-gland-of-the-chinese-alligator-alligator-sinensis-during-female-reproductive-cycle
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Ruidong Zhang, Yanan Yin, Long Sun, Peng Yan, Yongkang Zhou, Rong Wu, Xiaobing Wu
Estrogens play critical roles in reproductive physiology via estrogen receptors (ESRs) in vertebrates, including reptiles. Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) is an endemic and endangered reptile species in China. In the present study, we cloned ESR2 gene from the ovary using rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE), investigated the spatial expression of ESRs in various tissues and temporal expression of ESRs in the pituitary glands during the reproductive cycle in Chinese alligators by quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR)...
April 19, 2017: Gene
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