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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738440/issr-derived-species-specific-scar-marker-for-rapid-and-accurate-authentication-of-ocimum-tenuiflorum-l
#1
Amit Kumar, Vereena Rodrigues, Priyanka Mishra, Kuppusamy Baskaran, Ashutosh K Shukla, Ajit K Shasany, Velusamy Sundaresan
Ocimum tenuiflorum has been widely used in traditional medicine and has high medicinal value. High volume trade of this potential medicinal plant species led to unscrupulous adulteration of both crude drugs as well as formulations. Morphology-based authentication is difficult in cases of incomplete or damaged samples and in dried herbal materials. In such cases, PCR-based molecular methods may aid in accurate identification. The present study aimed at developing species-specific DNA marker(s) for the authentication of O...
July 24, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738245/two-amino-acids-change-in-the-nsp4-of-sars-coronavirus-abolishes-viral-replication
#2
Yusuke Sakai, Kengo Kawachi, Yutaka Terada, Hiroko Omori, Yoshiharu Matsuura, Wataru Kamitani
Infection with coronavirus rearranges the host cell membrane to assemble a replication/transcription complex in which replication of the viral genome and transcription of viral mRNA occur. Although coexistence of nsp3 and nsp4 is known to cause membrane rearrangement, the mechanisms underlying the interaction of these two proteins remain unclear. We demonstrated that binding of nsp4 with nsp3 is essential for membrane rearrangement and identified amino acid residues in nsp4 responsible for the interaction with nsp3...
July 21, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737830/role-of-triosephosphate-isomerase-and-downstream-functional-genes-on-gastric-cancer
#3
Tingting Chen, Zhigang Huang, Yunxiao Tian, Haiwei Wang, Ping Ouyang, Haoqin Chen, Lili Wu, Bode Lin, Rongwei He
Triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) is highly expressed in many types of human tumors and is involved in migration and invasion of cancer cells. However, TPI clinicopathological significance and malignant function in gastric cancer (GC) have not been well defined. The present study aimed to examine TPI expression in GC tissue and its biological functions. Furthermore, we investigated its downstream genes by gene chip technology. Our results showed that TPI expression was higher in gastric cancer tissues than adjacent tissues, although no statistical differences were found between TPI expression and clinicopathological factors...
July 24, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737475/ascaris-ancient-dna-sequences-of-cytochrome-b-cytochrome-c-oxidase-subunit-1-nadh-dehydrogenase-subunit-1-and-internal-transcribed-spacer-1-genes-from-joseon-mummy-feces-of-korea
#4
Jong Ha Hong, Chang Seok Oh, Min Seo, Jong Yil Chai, Dong Hoon Shin
We analyzed Ascaris ancient DNA (aDNA) of cytochrome b (cyt b), cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COX1), NADH dehydrogenase subunit 1 (NAD1) and internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) genes extracted from the feces or precipitates of 15th to 18th century Korean mummies. After multiple Ascaris genes in ancient samples were successfully amplified by PCR, consensus sequences could be determined by the alignment of the sequences of cloned PCR products. The obtained sequences of each gene were highly similar to those of Ascaris spp...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737447/pmab-52-specific-and-sensitive-monoclonal-antibody-against-cat-podoplanin-for-immunohistochemistry
#5
Shinji Yamada, Shunsuke Itai, Takuro Nakamura, Miyuki Yanaka, Noriko Saidoh, Yao-Wen Chang, Saori Handa, Hiroyuki Harada, Yumiko Kagawa, Osamu Ichii, Satoru Konnai, Mika K Kaneko, Yukinari Kato
Podoplanin (PDPN) is expressed in several normal tissues, such as lymphatic endothelial cells, podocytes of renal glomerulus, and type I alveolar cells of lung. PDPN activates platelet aggregation by binding to C-type lectin-like receptor-2 (CLEC-2) on platelet. Although monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against human PDPN, mouse PDPN, rat PDPN, rabbit PDPN, dog PDPN, and bovine PDPN have been established, anticat PDPN (cPDPN) mAbs have not been developed. In this study, we immunized mice with Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)-K1 cell lines expressing cPDPN, and developed anti-cPDPN mAbs...
July 24, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736998/evasin-displaying-lactic-acid-bacteria-bind-different-chemokines-and-neutralize-cxcl8-production-in-caco-2-cells
#6
Katja Škrlec, Anja Pucer Janež, Boris Rogelj, Borut Štrukelj, Aleš Berlec
Chemokines are key signals in the immune system and play an important role as proinflammatory mediators in the pathology of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, making them an important target for therapy. Recombinant lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were engineered to bind CC and CXC chemokines by displaying chemokine-binding proteins evasin-1, evasin-3 and evasin-4 on their surface. Evasin genes were cloned into lactococcal surface display vector and overexpressed in L. lactis NZ9000 and NZ9000ΔhtrA in fusion with secretion signal and surface anchor...
July 24, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736993/molecular-characterization-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-particularly-serotype19a-st320-that-emerged-in-krasnoyarsk-russia
#7
Irina N Protasova, Tsai-Wen Wan, Natalya V Bakhareva, Wei-Chun Hung, Wataru Higuchi, Yasuhisa Iwao, Tatyana A Yelistratova, Natalya A Ilyenkova, Yelena S Sokolovskaya, Galina P Martynova, Ivan V Reva, Galina V Reva, Sergey V Sidorenko, Lee-Jene Teng, Olga V Peryanova, Alla B Salmina, Tatsuo Yamamoto
Streptococcus pneumoniae, a common human pathogen, colonizes the nasopharynx and causes diseases including acute otitis media (AOM). We herein report pneumococcal serotype distributions in children before and after PCV7 vaccination and in patients with pneumococcal disease in Siberian Russia (Krasnoyarsk). Analyses included antimicrobial susceptibility testing, ST typing, a pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis, virulence-related surface protein gene (VSG) typing with novel primers, and a structural analysis by scanning electron microscopy...
July 23, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736549/cloning-expression-isotope-labeling-and-purification-of-transmembrane-protein-merf-from-mercury-resistant-enterobacter-sp-az-15-for-nmr-studies
#8
Aatif Amin, Zakia Latif
Mercury resistant (Hg(R)) Enterobacter sp. AZ-15 was isolated from heavy metal polluted industrial wastewater samples near to districts Kasur and Sheikhupura, Pakistan. 16S rDNA ribotyping and phylogentic analysis showed 98% homology with already reported Enterobacter species. The merF gene encoding transmembrane protein-MerF was amplified from genomic DNA and ligated into pET31b+ vector using restriction endonucleases, SphI and XhoI. The genetic codons of merF gene encoding cysteine residues were mutated into codons, translating into serine residues by site-directed mutagenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736358/-emergence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-sccmec-type-iv-v-epidemic-clones-in-a-large-teaching-hospital-in-china
#9
Yi-Ming Zhong, Rui Yuan, Jian-Sheng Ding, Fang Yang, Wen-En Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) genotype and molecular epidemiological characteristics of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) in a large teaching hospital in China. METHDOS: From January 2012 to December 2012, a total of 71 nonduplicate HA-MRSA were collected in a teaching hospital in Changsha, China. SCCmec types were determined by multiplex PCR, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene was detected by PCR...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736039/cloning-identification-and-characterization-of-a-novel-%C3%AE%C2%BA-carrageenase-from-marine-bacterium-cellulophaga-lytica-strain-n5-2
#10
Hongli Cui, Yuxin Peng, Bowen Zhao, Yuqing Liu, Fengjia Chen, Haige Wu, Ziang Yao
A novel κ-carrageenase gene (Cly-κ-car) was cloned and heterologously expressed from marine bacterium Cellulophaga lytica strain N5-2. The gene comprised an open reading frame of 1,488bp encoding 495 amino acid residues. The deduced protein had a calculated molecular weight of 55.24kDa with an estimated isoelectric point of 9.90. Multiple alignment analysis revealed that Cly-κ-CAR shared identity with κ-carrageenases from Zobellia sp. M-2 (46%), Zobellia galactanivorans (42%) and Rhodopirellula islandica (38%)...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735974/characteristics-of-six-small-heat-shock-protein-genes-from-bactrocera-dorsalis-diverse-expression-under-conditions-of-thermal-stress-and-normal-growth
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Wei Dou, Yi Tian, Hong Liu, Yan Shi, Guy Smagghe, Jin-Jun Wang
To explore the functions of small heat shock proteins (sHsps) in relation to thermal stress and development in Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), one of the most economically important pest species attacking a wide range of fruits and vegetables, six full-length cDNAs of sHsp genes (BdHsp17.7, 18.4, 20.4, 20.6, 21.6 and 23.8) were cloned, and the expression patterns in different developmental stages and tissues, as well as in response to both thermal and 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) exposures, were examined using real time quantitative PCR...
July 20, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735961/binding-of-pmclipsp2-to-microbial-cell-wall-components-and-activation-of-the-propo-activating-system-in-the-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon
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Narach Khoratanakulchai, Piti Amparyup, Anchalee Tassanakajon
Clip domain serine proteinases (ClipSPs) play an important role in the prophenoloxidase-activating (proPO) system. In the shrimp Penaeus monodon, the ClipSP PmClipSP2 has been previously shown to bind to microbial polysaccharides (LPS and β-1,3-glucan) and likely activates the proPO system. To reveal the binding site of the PmClipSP2 protein, the N-terminal clip domain (Clip-PmClipSP) and C-terminal SP domain (SP-PmClipSP2) were separately cloned. The recombinant proteins were then assayed for their binding properties and involvement in proPO activation...
July 20, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735882/antibiotic-resistance-and-population-structure-of-cystic-fibrosis-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-from-a-spanish-multi-centre-study
#13
Carla López-Causapé, Juan de Dios-Caballero, Marta Cobo, Amparo Escribano, Óscar Asensio, Antonio Oliver, Rosa Del Campo, Rafael Cantón
The first Spanish multi-centre study on the microbiology of cystic fibrosis (CF) was conducted from 2013 to 2014. The study involved 24 CF units from 17 hospitals, and recruited 341 patients. The aim of this study was to characterise Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates, 79 of which were recovered from 75 (22%) patients. The study determined the population structure, antibiotic susceptibility profile and genetic background of the strains. Fifty-five percent of the isolates were multi-drug-resistant, and 16% were extensively-drug-resistant...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735519/expression-of-the-hpv18-e6-oncoprotein-induces-dna-damage
#14
Elva I Cortés Gutiérrez, Catalina García-Vielma, Adriana Aguilar-Lemarroy, Veronica Vallejo-Ruíz, Patricia Piña-Sánchez, Pablo Zapata-Benavides, Jaime Gosalvez
This study investigated possible variations in DNA damage in HeLa cells with silenced expression of the HPV/E6 oncogene compared with HeLa cells with normal expression of the E6 oncogene using the DNA breakage detection-fluorescence in situ hybridization (DBD-FISH) technique and a whole human genome DNA probe. The variable levels of DNA breaks present were measured quantitatively using image analysis after whole-genome DNA hybridization. HeLa cells with silenced expression of the HPV18/E6 oncogene showed a significant decrease in DNA damage compared with parental cells with normal expression of the E6 oncogene...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735394/detection-of-differential-dna-methylation-under-stress-conditions-using-bisulfite-sequence-analysis
#15
Ibtisam Al Harrasi, Rashid Al-Yahyai, Mahmoud W Yaish
DNA methylation is the most important epigenetic change affecting gene expression in plants grown under normal as well as under stress conditions. Therefore, researchers study differential DNA methylation under distinct environmental conditions and their relationship with transcriptome abundance. Up to date, more than 25 methods and techniques are available to detect DNA methylation based on different principles. Bisulfite sequencing method is considered as a gold standard since it is able to distinguish 5-methylcytosine from cytosine using the bisulfite treatment...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735323/gas-gangrene-of-different-origin-associated-with-clostridium-perfringens-type-a-in-three-patients-simultaneously-hospitalized-in-a-single-department-of-orthopedics-and-traumatology-in-poland
#16
Monika Brzychczy-Włoch, Dorota Ochońska, Anna Piotrowska, Małgorzata Bulanda
The objective of the study was to perform a comparative analysis of phenotypic and genetic similarity, determination of resistance profiles, detection of toxin-encoding genes and molecular typing of Clostridium perfringens isolates originating from patients with gas gangrene. The study encompassed three patients with a clinical and microbiological diagnosis of gas gangrene who were hospitalized in one of the hospitals of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie province in the same period of time between 8(th) April 2015 and 20(th) April 2015...
January 2, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735080/recombinant-truncated-e-protein-as-a-new-vaccine-candidate-against-nontypeable-h-influenzae-its-expression-and-immunogenic-evaluation
#17
Ava Behrouzi, Saeid Bouzari, Farzam Vaziri, Abolfazl Fateh, Parviz Afrough, Atefeh Davoudi Vijeh Motlagh, Seyed Davar Siadat
Protein E (PE) is a conserved entity observed in both nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) and encapsulated H. influenzae. This is a small surface lipoprotein, consisting of only 160 amino acids, involved in the adhesion of H. influenzae to various types of epithelial cells. A 384-bp-long fragment from NTHi PE was cloned into the prokaryotic expression vector pBAD-gIIIA. The recombinant protein was expressed with arabinose and then purified by affinity purification on an Ni-NTA agarose matrix. BALB/c mice were immunized by subcutaneous injection with purified recombinant truncated PE mixed with an alum adjuvant...
July 19, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735048/emergence-of-different-acinetobacter-baumannii-clones-in-a-croatian-hospital-and-correlation-with-antibiotic-susceptibility
#18
Ranko Ladavac, Branka Bedenić, Mirna Vranić-Ladavac, Nada Barišić, Natalie Karčić, Karoline Pompe, Antun Ferenčić, Aleksandar Stojanović, Harald Seifert, Stjepan Katić, Paul G Higgins
OBJECTIVES: During routine diagnostic laboratory work, the clinical microbiologist observed an increase of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates with three different carbapenem susceptibility patterns: susceptible, intermediate and resistant. Isolates belonging to the same carbapenem susceptibility phenotype exhibited identical susceptibility/resistance patterns to non-β-lactam antibiotics. This prompted us to analyze the mechanisms of carbapenem-resistance and the molecular epidemiology of the isolates...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734763/uncleaved-2a-peptide-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-can-display-foreign-epitope-tag-at-the-virion-surface
#19
Jitendra K Biswal, Saravanan Subramaniam, Rajeev Ranjan, Bramhadev Pattnaik
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) capsid precursor protein P1-2A is cleaved by viral-encoded 3C protease (3C(pro)) to generate VP0, VP3, VP1 and 2A proteins. It was reported earlier that substitution of a single amino acid residue within the 2A peptide sequence (L2P) blocked the 3C(pro) mediated VP1/2A cleavage and produced 'self-tagged' FMDV particles containing uncleaved 2A-peptide. To determine whether the uncleaved 2A-peptide can function as a target structure to harbour and display exogenous epitope on FMDV particles, a full-length FMDV cDNA clone containing a HA-tag within the uncleaved 2A-peptide sequence was constructed...
July 19, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734577/characterization-of-a-pvl-negative-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-strain-of-sequence-type-88-in-china
#20
Lu Sun, Dandan Wu, Yan Chen, Qian Wang, Haiping Wang, Yunsong Yu
Sequence type 88 community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) strain SR434, isolated from an outpatient with skin and soft tissue infection, was subjected to whole genome sequencing, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, mouse skin infection model and hemolysis analysis to identify its virulence and resistance determinants. MRSA strain SR434 is resistant to clindamycin, erythromycin and fosfomycin. Four plasmids with resistance genes were identified in this strain, including a 20,658bp blaZ-carrying plasmid, a 2473bp ermC-carrying plasmid, a 2622bp fosB7-carrying plasmid (86% identity with plasmid in a ST2590 MRSA strain) and a 4817bp lnuA-carrying plasmid (99% identity with pLNU4 from bovine coagulase-nagetive Staphylococci)...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
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