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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899505/an-interview-with-david-mcclay
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Aidan Maartens
David McClay is the Arthur S. Pearse Professor of Biology at Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University, North Carolina. His lab works on the transcriptional control of morphogenesis in the sea urchin embryo. We caught up with David at the 2016 Society for Developmental Biology - International Society of Differentiation joint meeting in Boston, where he received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
December 1, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898765/transcriptome-assembly-and-comparison-of-an-allotetraploid-weed-species-annual-bluegrass-with-its-two-diploid-progenitor-species-schrad-and-kunth
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Shu Chen, J Scott McElroy, Fenny Dane, Leslie R Goertzen
Annual bluegrass ( L.) is one of the most widespread weed species in this world. As a young allotetraploid, has occupied diverse environments from Antarctic area to subtropical regions. To unveil the evolutionary mystery behind 's wide distribution, extensive adaptability and phenotypic plasticity needs collaboration from multiple research scopes from ecology and plant physiology to population genetics and molecular biology. However, the lack of omic data and reference has greatly hampered the study. This is the first comprehensive transcriptome study on species...
March 2016: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872818/de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-of-schisandra-chinensis-turcz-baill
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Zhang Qing-Tian, Fan Shu-Tian, Yang Yi-Ming, Xu Pei-Lei, Ai Jun
The fruit of Schisandra chinensis Turcz. (Baill.), namely "Wuweizi" in China, is a well-known herbal medicine and health food. At present, research focused on the extraction of effective chemical component and function identification. Little known about the secondary metabolism gene pathway of chemical composition. Its fruit color usually red, however, the white fruit color variation has been found. It made us interested in exploring which gene change lead to this result. In order to understand the genetic background of S...
December 2016: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872478/circulating-tumour-cells-as-biomarkers-of-prostate-bladder-and-kidney-cancer
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REVIEW
Michael A Gorin, James E Verdone, Emma van der Toom, Trinity J Bivalacqua, Mohamad E Allaf, Kenneth J Pienta
Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) have been studied as biomarkers of a number of solid malignancies. Potential clinical applications for CTC analysis include early cancer detection, disease staging, monitoring for recurrence, prognostication, and to aid in the selection of therapy. In the field of urologic oncology, CTCs have been most widely studied as prognostic biomarkers of castration-resistant prostate cancer. Additionally, emerging data support a role for CTCs to help identify which patients are most likely to respond to novel androgen-pathway targeted therapies, such as abiraterone and enzalutamide...
November 22, 2016: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862327/an-order-in-lewy-body-disorders-retrograde-degeneration-in-hyperbranching-axons-as-a-fundamental-structural-template-accounting-for-focal-multifocal-lewy-body-disease
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REVIEW
Toshiki Uchihara 内原 俊記
Initial clinical recognition of "paralysis agitans" by James Parkinson was expanded by Jean-Martin Charcot, who recognized additional clinical findings of his own, such as slowness (distinct from paralysis), rigidity (distinct from spasticity) and characteristic countenance. Charcot assembled these findings under the umbrella of "Parkinson disease (PD)". This purely clinical concept was so prescient and penetrating that subsequent neuropathological and biochemical evidences were ordered along this axis to establish the nigra-central trinity of PD (dopamine depletion, nigral lesion with Lewy bodies: LBs)...
November 14, 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861615/doubled-haploid-cudh2107-as-a-reference-for-bulb-onion-allium-cepa-l-research-development-of-a-transcriptome-catalogue-and-identification-of-transcripts-associated-with-male-fertility
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Jiffinvir S Khosa, Robyn Lee, Sophia Bräuning, Janice Lord, Meeghan Pither-Joyce, John McCallum, Richard C Macknight
Researchers working on model plants have derived great benefit from developing genomic and genetic resources using 'reference' genotypes. Onion has a large and highly heterozygous genome making the sharing of germplasm and analysis of sequencing data complicated. To simplify the discovery and analysis of genes underlying important onion traits, we are promoting the use of the homozygous double haploid line 'CUDH2107' by the onion research community. In the present investigation, we performed transcriptome sequencing on vegetative and reproductive tissues of CUDH2107 to develop a multi-organ reference transcriptome catalogue...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834672/single-passive-leg-movement-induced-hyperemia-a-simple-vascular-function-assessment-without-a-chronotropic-response
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Massimo Venturelli, Gwenael Layec, Joel D Trinity, Corey R Hart, Ryan M Broxterman, Russell S Richardson
Passive leg movement (PLM)-induced hyperemia is a novel approach to assess vascular function, with a potential clinical role. However, in some instances, the varying chronotropic response induced by PLM has been proposed to be a potentially confounding factor. Therefore, we simplified and modified the PLM model to require just a single PLM (sPLM), an approach which may evoke a peripheral hemodynamic response, allowing a vascular function assessment, but at the same time minimizing central responses. To both characterize and assess the utility of sPLM, in 12 healthy subjects, we measured heart rate (HR), stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), mean arterial pressure (MAP), leg blood flow (LBF), and calculated leg vascular conductance (LVC) during both standard PLM, consisting of passive knee flexion and extension performed at 1 Hz for 60 s, and sPLM, consisting of only a single passive knee flexion and extension over 1 second...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824313/evidence-of-a-metabolic-reserve-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-elderly-people
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Gwenael Layec, Joel D Trinity, Corey R Hart, Yann Le Fur, Jacob R Sorensen, Eun-Kee Jeong, Russell S Richardson
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether mitochondrial function is limited by O2 availability or the intrinsic capacity of mitochondria to synthesize ATP in elderly individuals. To this aim, we examined, in comparison to free-flow conditions (FF), the effect of superimposing reactive hyperemia (RH), induced by a period of brief ischemia during the last min of exercise, on O2 availability and mitochondrial function in the calf muscle. 12 healthy, untrained, elderly subjects performed dynamic plantar flexion exercise and phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)P-MRS), near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and Doppler ultrasound were used to assess muscle metabolism and peripheral hemodynamics...
November 6, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823957/prediction-of-a-neuropeptidome-for-the-eyestalk-ganglia-of-the-lobster-homarus-americanus-using-a-tissue-specific-de-novo-assembled-transcriptome
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Andrew E Christie, Vittoria Roncalli, Matthew C Cieslak, Micah G Pascual, Andy Yu, Tess J Lameyer, Meredith E Stanhope, Patsy S Dickinson
In silico transcriptome mining is a powerful tool for crustacean peptidome prediction. Using homology-based BLAST searches and a simple bioinformatics workflow, large peptidomes have recently been predicted for a variety of crustaceans, including the lobster, Homarus americanus. Interestingly, no in silico studies have been conducted on the eyestalk ganglia (lamina ganglionaris, medulla externa, medulla interna and medulla terminalis) of the lobster, although the eyestalk is the location of a major neuroendocrine complex, i...
November 4, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820844/transcriptome-analysis-of-the-midgut-of-the-chinese-oak-silkworm-antheraea-pernyi-infected-with-antheraea-pernyi-nucleopolyhedrovirus
#10
Xi-Sheng Li, Guo-Bao Wang, Ying Sun, Wei Liu, Ying-Zi He, Feng-Cheng Wang, Yi-Ren Jiang, Li Qin
The Antheraea pernyi nucleopolyhedrovirus (ApNPV) is an exclusive pathogen of A. pernyi. The intense interactions between ApNPV and A. pernyi cause a series of physiological and pathological changes to A. pernyi. However, no detailed report exists regarding the molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions between ApNPV and A. pernyi. In this study, four cDNA libraries of the A. pernyi midgut, including two ApNPV-infected groups and two control groups, were constructed for transcriptomic analysis to provide new clues regarding the molecular mechanisms that underlie these interactions...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814722/implementation-of-the-tobacco-tactics-intervention-versus-usual-care-in-trinity-health-community-hospitals
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Sonia A Duffy, David L Ronis, Lee A Ewing, Andrea H Waltje, Stephanie V Hall, Patricia L Thomas, Christine M Olree, Kimberly A Maguire, Lisa Friedman, Sue Klotz, Neil Jordan, Gay L Landstrom
BACKGROUND: Guided by the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) implementation framework, a National Institutes of Health-sponsored study compared the nurse-administered Tobacco Tactics intervention to usual care. A prior paper describes the effectiveness of the Tobacco Tactics intervention. This subsequent paper provides data describing the remaining constructs of the RE-AIM framework. METHODS: This pragmatic study used a mixed methods, quasi-experimental design in five Michigan community hospitals of which three received the nurse-administered Tobacco Tactics intervention and two received usual care...
November 4, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812304/a-comparative-evaluation-of-the-analytical-performances-of-capillarys-2-flex-piercing-tosoh-hlc-723-g8-premier-hb9210-and-roche-cobas-c501-tina-quant-gen-2-analyzers-for-hba1c-determination
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Xiaobin Wu, Yan Chao, Zemin Wan, Yunxiu Wang, Yan Ma, Peifeng Ke, Xinzhong Wu, Jianhua Xu, Junhua Zhuang, Xianzhang Huang
INTRODUCTION: Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is widely used in the management of diabetes. Therefore, the reliability and comparability among different analytical methods for its detection have become very important. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comparative evaluation of the analytical performances (precision, linearity, accuracy, method comparison, and interferences including bilirubin, triglyceride, cholesterol, labile HbA1c (LA1c), vitamin C, aspirin, fetal haemoglobin (HbF), and haemoglobin E (Hb E)) were performed on Capillarys 2 Flex Piercing (Capillarys 2FP) (Sebia, France), Tosoh HLC-723 G8 (Tosoh G8) (Tosoh, Japan), Premier Hb9210 (Trinity Biotech, Ireland) and Roche Cobas c501 (Roche c501) (Roche Diagnostics, Germany)...
October 15, 2016: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809466/transcriptome-analysis-of-the-livers-of-ducklings-that-were-normally-hatched-and-assisted-hatch
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Yali Liu, Shishan He, Tao Zeng, Xue Du, Junda Shen, Ayong Zhao, Lizhi Lu
"Hatchability" is an important economic trait in domestic poultry. Studies on poultry hatchability focus mainly on the genetic background, egg quality, and incubation conditions, whereas the molecular mechanisms behind the phenomenon that some ducklings failed to break their eggshells are poorly understood. In this study, the transcriptional differences between the livers of normally hatched and assisted ducklings were systematically analyzed. The results showed that the clean reads were de novo assembled into 161,804 and 159,083 unigenes (≥200-bp long) by using Trinity, with an average length of 1206 bp and 882 bp, respectively...
October 28, 2016: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800481/intraoperative-fluorescence-imaging-for-personalized-brain-tumor-resection-current-state-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Evgenii Belykh, Nikolay L Martirosyan, Kaan Yagmurlu, Eric J Miller, Jennifer M Eschbacher, Mohammadhassan Izadyyazdanabadi, Liudmila A Bardonova, Vadim A Byvaltsev, Peter Nakaji, Mark C Preul
INTRODUCTION: Fluorescence-guided surgery is one of the rapidly emerging methods of surgical "theranostics." In this review, we summarize current fluorescence techniques used in neurosurgical practice for brain tumor patients as well as future applications of recent laboratory and translational studies. METHODS: Review of the literature. RESULTS: A wide spectrum of fluorophores that have been tested for brain surgery is reviewed. Beginning with a fluorescein sodium application in 1948 by Moore, fluorescence-guided brain tumor surgery is either routinely applied in some centers or is under active study in clinical trials...
2016: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793108/deep-multi-stage-transcriptome-of-the-schistosomiasis-vector-biomphalaria-glabrata-provides-platform-for-understanding-molluscan-disease-related-pathways
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Nathan J Kenny, Marta Truchado-García, Cristina Grande
BACKGROUND: The gastropod mollusc Biomphalaria glabrata is well known as a vector for the tropical disease schistosomiasis, which affects nearly 200 million people worldwide. Despite intensive study, our understanding of the genetic basis of B. glabrata development, growth and disease resistance is constrained by limited genetic resources, constraints for which next-generation sequencing methods provide a ready solution. METHODS: Illumina sequencing and de novo assembly using the Trinity program was used to generate a high-quality transcriptomic dataset spanning the entirety of in ovo development in schistosomiasis-free B...
October 28, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785388/transcriptomic-resources-and-marker-validation-for-diploid-and-polyploid-veronica-plantaginaceae-from-new-zealand-and-europe
#16
Eike Mayland-Quellhorst, Heidi M Meudt, Dirk C Albach
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Polyploidy may generate novel variation, leading to adaptation and species diversification. An excellent natural system to study polyploid evolution in a comparative framework is Veronica (Plantaginaceae), which comprises several parallel, recently evolved polyploid series. METHODS: Over 105 million Illumina paired-end sequence reads were generated from cDNA libraries of leaf tissue from eight individuals representing three European and four New Zealand species...
October 2016: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771280/longer-average-blood-storage-duration-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-infection-and-overall-morbidity-following-radical-cystectomy
#17
Meera R Chappidi, Heather J Chalfin, Daniel J Johnson, Max Kates, Nikolai A Sopko, Michael H Johnson, Jen-Jane Liu, Steven M Frank, Trinity J Bivalacqua
BACKGROUND: Patients with bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) experience high rates of perioperative blood transfusions (PBTs) and morbidity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of blood storage duration on the risk of adverse perioperative outcomes in this high-risk patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective review of RC patients from 2010 to 2014 who received PBTs, the average storage duration for all units transfused was used to classify patients as receiving older blood using 3 different definitions (≥21 days,≥28 days, and≥35 days)...
October 19, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768772/de-novo-transcriptomes-of-forsythia-koreana-using-a-novel-assembly-method-insight-into-tissue-and-species-specific-expression-of-lignan-biosynthesis-related-gene
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Akira Shiraishi, Jun Murata, Erika Matsumoto, Shin Matsubara, Eiichiro Ono, Honoo Satake
Forsythia spp. are perennial woody plants which are one of the most extensively used medicinal sources of Chinese medicines and functional diets owing to their lignan contents. Lignans have received widespread attention as leading compounds in the development of antitumor drugs and healthy diets for reducing the risks of lifestyle-related diseases. However, the molecular basis of Forsythia has yet to be established. In this study, we have verified de novo deep transcriptome of Forsythia koreana leaf and callus using the Illumina HiSeq 1500 platform...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763717/additive-effects-of-the-rho-kinase-inhibitor-y-27632-and-vardenafil-on-relaxation-of-the-corpus-cavernosum-tissue-of-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction-and-clinical-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitor-failure
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Pieter Uvin, Maarten Albersen, Ine Bollen, Maarten Falter, Emmanuel Weyne, Loes Linsen, Hanna Tinel, Peter Sandner, Trinity J Bivalacqua, Dirk J M K De Ridder, Frank Van der Aa, Bert Brône, Koenraad Van Renterghem
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the expression of the Rho/Rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK) pathway in the corpus cavernosum of patients with severe erectile dysfunction (ED) compared with healthy human corpus cavernosum, and to test the functional effects of two Rho kinase inhibitors (RKIs) on erectile tissue of patients with severe ED, which did not respond to phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Human corpus cavernosum samples were obtained after consent from men undergoing penile prosthesis implantation (n = 7 for organ bath experiments, n = 17 for quantitative PCR [qPCR])...
October 20, 2016: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753890/ish-nia-os-05-interleukin-6-transactivation-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor
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Brandi Wynne, Trinity Kronk, Otor Al-Khalili, Benjamin Ko, Franziska Theilig, Douglas Eaton, Robert Hoover
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is characterized by increased sodium reabsorption along the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron (ASDN) and systemic inflammation. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a possible mediator, signaling via the transmembrane IL-6 receptor alpha (IL-6Rα); however, whether IL-6Rα is present in the distal convoluted tubule (DCT) is unknown. Increased sodium reabsorption is not always correlated with increased aldosterone (Aldo). Thus, understanding how Aldo-independent sodium reabsorption occurs is critical...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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