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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149549/workflow-for-target-oriented-parametrization-of-an-enhanced-mechanistic-cell-culture-model
#1
Sophia Ulonska, Paul Kroll, Jens Fricke, Christoph Clemens, Raphael Voges, Markus Michael Müller, Christoph Herwig
The goal of this study was to develop a macroscopic mechanistic model describing growth and production within fed-batch cultivations of CHO cells. The model should be used for process characterization as well as for process monitoring including real-time parameter adaptations. The model proved to be able to describe a data-set of 40 processes differing in clones, scales and process conditions with a normalized root mean square error of approximately 10%. However, due to limited parameter identifiability and limited knowledge about physiologically meaningful parameter values, a broad range of parameters could describe the data with similar quality...
November 17, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149486/discovery-of-vg-and-vgr-gene-expression-profiles-related-to-host-plant-suitability-of-spodoptera-exigua
#2
Jing Zhao, Yang Sun, Liubin Xiao, Yongan Tan, Yiping Jiang, Lixin Bai
BACKGROUND: Spodoptera exigua, a worldwide phytophagous pest, causes considerable economic agricultural losses. Understanding the relationship between its fecundity and host plant is a basic and important component of early forecasting of beet armyworm. However, little is known about the molecular mechanism by which distinct hosts affect S. exigua fecundity. RESULTS: In this study, the key parameters of S. exigua grown on distinct hosts were investigated; host plants could be ranked as lettuce >shallot > tomato > celery in their order of suitability...
November 17, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149409/translationally-controlled-tumor-protein-tctp-hrf-in-animal-venoms
#3
Andrea Senff-Ribeiro
Proteins from TCTP/HRF family were identified as venom toxins of spiders from different genus. We have found a TCTP toxin in the venom gland of Loxosceles intermedia, a venomous spider very common in South Brazil. TCTP from L. intermedia, named LiTCTP, was cloned, produced in a heterologous prokaryotic system, and the recombinant toxin was biochemically characterized. Our results point that LiTCTP is involved in the inflammatory events of Loxocelism, the clinical signs triggered after Loxosceles sp. bite, which include intense inflammatory reaction at the bite site followed by local necrosis...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149337/mechanisms-leading-to-in-vivo-ceftolozane-tazobactam-resistance-development-during-the-treatment-of-infections-caused-by-mdr-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#4
Pablo A Fraile-Ribot, Gabriel Cabot, Xavier Mulet, Leonor Periañez, M Luisa Martín-Pena, Carlos Juan, José L Pérez, Antonio Oliver
Objectives: Characterization of the mechanisms driving ceftolozane/tazobactam resistance development in 5 of 47 (10.6%) patients treated for MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in a Spanish hospital. Methods: Five pairs of ceftolozane/tazobactam-susceptible/resistant P. aeruginosa isolates were studied. MICs were determined by broth microdilution, clonal relatedness was assessed by MLST and resistance mechanisms were investigated by phenotypic and genotypic methods, including WGS...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149055/exploration-for-the-salinity-tolerance-related-genes-from-xero-halophyte-atriplex-canescens-exploiting-yeast-functional-screening-system
#5
Gang Yu, Jingtao Li, Xinhua Sun, Yanzhi Liu, Xueliang Wang, Hao Zhang, Hongyu Pan
Plant productivity is limited by salinity stress, both in natural and agricultural systems. Identification of salt stress-related genes from halophyte can provide insights into mechanisms of salt stress tolerance in plants. Atriplex canescens is a xero-halophyte that exhibits optimum growth in the presence of 400 mM NaCl. A cDNA library derived from highly salt-treated A. canescens plants was constructed based on a yeast expression system. A total of 53 transgenic yeast clones expressing enhanced salt tolerance were selected from 10⁵ transformants...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148379/characterization-of-streptococcus-pyogenes-from-animal-clinical-specimens-spain
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Ana Isabel Vela, Pilar Villalón, Juan Antonio Sáez-Nieto, Gema Chacón, Lucas Domínguez, José Francisco Fernández-Garayzábal
Streptococcus pyogenes appears to be almost exclusively restricted to humans, with few reports on isolation from animals. We provide a detailed characterization (emm typing, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis [PFGE], and multilocus sequence typing [MLST]) of 15 S. pyogenes isolates from animals associated with different clinical backgrounds. We also investigated erythromycin resistance mechanisms and phenotypes and virulence genes. We observed 2 emm types: emm12 (11 isolates) and emm77 (4 isolates). Similarly, we observed 2 genetic linages, sequence type (ST) 26 and ST63...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148357/cuts-and-the-cutting-edge-british-science-funding-and-the-making-of-animal-biotechnology-in-1980s-edinburgh
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Dmitriy Myelnikov
The Animal Breeding Research Organisation in Edinburgh (ABRO, founded in 1945) was a direct ancestor of the Roslin Institute, celebrated for the cloning of Dolly the sheep. After a period of sustained growth as an institute of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), ABRO was to lose most of its funding in 1981. This decision has been absorbed into the narrative of the Thatcherite attack on science, but in this article I show that the choice to restructure ABRO pre-dated major government cuts to agricultural research, and stemmed from the ARC's wish to prioritize biotechnology in its portfolio...
December 2017: British Journal for the History of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147970/effect-of-different-salinities-on-gene-expression-and-activity-of-digestive-enzymes-in-the-thick-lipped-grey-mullet-chelon-labrosus
#8
REVIEW
I M Pujante, F J Moyano, J A Martos-Sitcha, J M Mancera, G Martínez-Rodríguez
The effects of different environmental salinities (0, 12, 40, and 55 ppt) on pepsinogen 2 (pga2), trypsinogen 2 (try2), chymotrypsinogen (ctr), and pancreatic alpha-amylase (amy2a) gene expression, and on the total activities of their corresponding enzymes, were assessed in Chelon labrosus juveniles, after their corresponding full-complementary DNA sequences were cloned. Furthermore, the quantitative effect of different salinities on the hydrolysis of feed protein by fish digestive enzymes was evaluated using an in vitro system...
November 17, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147811/c-terminal-region-of-human-p53-attenuates-buffalo-p53%C3%A2-n-terminal-specific-transactivation-of-p21-promoter-by-modulating-tetramerization-of-the-protein
#9
Minu Singh, Tapas Mukhopadhyay
Here, we have studied in p53 null H1299 lung carcinoma cells, the dominant-negative effect of human p53 (h-p53) on buffalo p53 (b-p53) induced nuclear transactivation-dependent function. Recently, we have isolated and cloned the full-length cDNA of buffalo p53. Buffalo and human p53 proteins exhibit a high degree of structural and functional similarities. In transiently transfected H1299 cell line b-p53 appeared to be more sensitive to Mdm2-mediated degradation as compared to h-p53, although its ability to transactivate p21 promoter was stronger than that of the human counterpart...
November 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147724/glabrous-cmgl-encodes-a-hd-zip-iv-transcription-factor-playing-roles-in-multicellular-trichome-initiation-in-melon
#10
Huayu Zhu, Xiaofen Sun, Qi Zhang, Pengyao Song, Qianmei Hu, Xiaojing Zhang, Xiang Li, Jianbin Hu, Junsong Pan, Shouru Sun, Yiqun Weng, Luming Yang
Map-based cloning identified CmGL that encodes a HD-ZIP type IV transcription factor that controls multicellular trichome initiation in melon. Trichomes are small hairs covering the aerial parts of plants that originate from the epidermal cells, which can protect plants against the damage by insects and pathogens. The regulatory pathway of unicellular trichomes has been well studied in the model plant Arabidopsis. Little is known about the genetic control and regulation of trichome development in melon (Cucumis melo L...
November 17, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147606/temporal-and-spatial-heterogeneity-of-programmed-cell-death-1-ligand-1-expression-in-malignant-mesothelioma
#11
Simone B S P Terra, Aaron S Mansfield, Haidong Dong, Tobias Peikert, Anja C Roden
Background: Programmed Cell Death 1-Ligand 1 (PD-L1) and Programmed Death Protein 1 (PD-1) blocking antibodies are promising immunotherapies for malignancies. We have previously shown PD-L1 expression in 40% of malignant mesothelioma (MM); however, the temporal and spatial heterogeneity of its expression has not been thoroughly studied. We compared PD-L1 expression between paired primary and metastatic MM. Design: Pathology files (1995-2016) were searched for MM with tissue from multiple sites and/or time points...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146968/heterologous-expression-and-characterization-of-a-new-lipase-from-pseudomonas-fluorescens-pf0-1-and-used-for-biodiesel-production
#12
Wu Liu, Menggang Li, Yunjun Yan
As a kind of important biocatalysts, Pseudomonas lipases are commonly applied in various industrial fields. Pflip1, a new extracellular lipase gene from Pseudomonas. fluorescens Pf0-1, was first cloned and respectively expressed in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) and Pichia pastoris KM71, the recombinant proteins Pflip1a and Pflip1b were later purified separately. Then Pflip1a was further characterized. The optimum pH of Pflip1a was 8.0 and its optimal temperature was 70 °C. After incubation at 70 °C for 12 h, Pflip1a could retain over 95% of its original activity...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146450/identification-and-expression-of-complement-component-c8%C3%AE-c8%C3%AE-and-c8%C3%AE-gene-in-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis-and-c8%C3%AE-recombinant-protein-antibacterial-activity-analysis
#13
Guang Yang, Yunji Xiu, Yadong Chen, Li Bai, Zhenxia Sha
Complement component C8, which mediates membrane attack complex formation and bacterial lysis, plays important roles in the complement system. The cDNA sequences of the C8α, C8β and C8γ genes were cloned from half-smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis). Full-length cDNA of CsC8α (C8α of C. semilaevis), CsC8β and CsC8γ was 1990, 2219 and 886 bp, respectively, which contained open reading frames of 1797, 1749 and 666 bp, encoding 598, 582 and 221 amino acids, respectively. The deduced proteins of CsC8α, CsC8β and CsC8γ showed the closest amino acid similarity to C8α (73%) of Siniperca chuatsi, C8β (76%) of Oryzias latipes and C8γ (72%) of Takifugu rubripes, respectively...
November 13, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146443/differential-responses-of-a-thioredoxin-like-protein-gene-to-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-challenge-in-the-noble-scallop-chlamys-nobilis-with-different-total-carotenoids-content
#14
Hongkuan Zhang, Dewei Cheng, Hongxing Liu, Huaiping Zheng
Being lack of specific immune system, both enzymes and non-enzymatic antioxidants play crucial roles in immune of invertebrates. In the present study, in order to investigate immune roles of enzyme (thioredoxin, TRX) and antioxidants (carotenoids), Golden scallops with golden shell and golden muscle rich in carotenoids content and Brown scallops with brown shell and white muscle less carotenoids content of the noble scallop Chlamys nobilis were challenged by Vibrio parahaemolyticus for 48 h. Firstly, a cDNA of TRX protein gene from the scallop (named as CnTRX) was cloned and characterized...
November 13, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146225/response-comparison-of-multiple-myeloma-and-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-to-the-same-anti-myeloma-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#15
John P Campbell, Jennifer L J Heaney, Sankalp Pandya, Zaheer Afzal, Martin Kaiser, Roger Owen, J Anthony Child, David A Cairns, Walter Gregory, Gareth J Morgan, Graham H Jackson, Chris M Bunce, Mark T Drayson
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma is consistently preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), which is usually only treated by a form of anti-multiple myeloma therapy if it is causing substantial disease through deposition of secreted M proteins. However, studies comparing how MGUS and multiple myeloma plasma cell clones respond to these therapies are scarce. Biclonal gammopathy multiple myeloma is characterised by the coexistence of an active multiple myeloma clone and a benign MGUS clone, and thus provides a unique model to assess the responses of separate clones to the same anti-multiple myeloma therapy, in the same patient, at the same time...
November 13, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145898/making-gametes-from-alternate-sources-of-stem-cells-past-present-and-future
#16
REVIEW
Deepa Bhartiya, Sandhya Anand, Hiren Patel, Seema Parte
Infertile couples including cancer survivors stand to benefit from gametes differentiated from embryonic or induced pluripotent stem (ES/iPS) cells. It remains challenging to convert human ES/iPS cells into primordial germ-like cells (PGCLCs) en route to obtaining gametes. Considerable success was achieved in 2016 to obtain fertile offspring starting with mouse ES/iPS cells, however the specification of human ES/iPS cells into PGCLCs in vitro is still not achieved. Human ES cells will not yield patient-specific gametes unless and until hES cells are derived by somatic cell nuclear transfer (therapeutic cloning) whereas iPS cells retain the residual epigenetic memory of the somatic cells from which they are derived and also harbor genomic and mitochondrial DNA mutations...
November 16, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145855/generation-of-a-platform-strain-for-ionic-liquid-tolerance-using-adaptive-laboratory-evolution
#17
Elsayed T Mohamed, Shizeng Wang, Rebecca M Lennen, Markus J Herrgård, Blake A Simmons, Steven W Singer, Adam M Feist
BACKGROUND: There is a need to replace petroleum-derived with sustainable feedstocks for chemical production. Certain biomass feedstocks can meet this need as abundant, diverse, and renewable resources. Specific ionic liquids (ILs) can play a role in this process as promising candidates for chemical pretreatment and deconstruction of plant-based biomass feedstocks as they efficiently release carbohydrates which can be fermented. However, the most efficient pretreatment ILs are highly toxic to biological systems, such as microbial fermentations, and hinder subsequent bioprocessing of fermentative sugars obtained from IL-treated biomass...
November 16, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145719/maintained-mpf-level-after-oocyte-vitrification-improves-embryonic-development-after-ivf-but-not-after-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer
#18
Ji I Baek, Dong-Won Seol, Ah-Reum Lee, Woo Sik Lee, Sook-Young Yoon, Dong Ryul Lee
Levels of maturation-promoting factor (MPF) in oocytes decline after vitrification, and this decline has been suggested as one of the main causes of low developmental competence resulting from cryoinjury. Here, we evaluated MPF activity in vitrified mouse eggs following treatment with caffeine, a known stimulator of MPF activity, and/or the proteasome inhibitor MG132. Collected MII oocytes were vitrified and divided into four groups: untreated, 10 mM caffeine (CA), 10 μM MG132 (MG), and 10 mM caffeine +10 μM MG132 (CA+MG)...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145456/regulation-of-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-by-g-csf-effects-of-g-csf-on-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
#19
Jordan Basnett, Vicki Xie, Adam Cisterne, Ken Bradstock, Linda Bendall
It has been suggested that disruption of the lymphoid niche by G-CSF may be of therapeutic benefit to patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. We used a xenograft model to determine the effect of G-CSF on ALL progression in a minimal residual disease setting. Consistent with the effects on normal murine B cell progenitors, G-CSF slowed disease in the majority of ALL xenografts tested, suggesting that G-CSF may provide benefits beyond neutrophil recovery for ALL patients. However, two of eight xenografts demonstrated accelerated disease progression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145427/do-microplastic-particles-affect-daphnia-magna-at-the-morphological-life-history-and-molecular-level
#20
Hannes K Imhof, Jakub Rusek, Michaela Thiel, Justyna Wolinska, Christian Laforsch
Microplastic particles are ubiquitous not only in marine but also in freshwater ecosystems. However, the impacts of microplastics, consisting of a large variety of synthetic polymers, on freshwater organisms remains poorly understood. We examined the effects of two polymer mixtures on the morphology, life history and on the molecular level of the waterflea Daphnia magna (three different clones). Microplastic particles of ~40 μm were supplied at a low concentration (1% of the food particles) leading to an average of ~30 particles in the digestive tract which reflects a high microplastic contamination but still resembles a natural situation...
2017: PloS One
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