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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734506/phenotypic-and-genetic-characteristics-of-fluoroquinolone-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Antonio Moreno-Flores, Carmen Potel-Alvarellos, Susana Otero-Varela, Maximiliano Álvarez-Fernández
INTRODUCTION: Fluoroquinolone resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has increased in recent years. The objective of this study was to characterise two MRSA populations, one susceptible to fluoroquinolones and other resistant identifying the clonal types and the differential characteristics of both MRSA populations. METHODS: Molecular typing using PFGE, MLST, spa and SSCmec was performed on 192 MRSA strains isolated from 2009 to 2011, 49 only oxacillin-resistant (OX-R) and 143 oxacillin and levofloxacin-resistant (OX-R-LEV-R)...
July 19, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730450/crispr-cas-rna-scaffolds-for-transcriptional-programming-in-yeast
#2
Jesse G Zalatan
CRISPR scaffold RNAs (scRNAs) provide a modular system for locus-specific transcriptional programming. scRNAs are generated by extending CRISPR guide RNA sequences with domains that recruit RNA-binding proteins, thus physically linking DNA binding and protein recruitment activities. A single scRNA molecule encodes information about the target locus and instructions about what regulatory function to execute at that locus. Sets of scRNA constructs can be used to generate synthetic multigene transcriptional programs in which some genes are activated and others are repressed...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727895/how-to-become-a-killer-or-is-it-all-accidental-virulence-strategies-in-oral-streptococci
#3
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/28726206/preparation-of-recombinant-serpin-from-red-king-crab-paralithodes-%C3%B1-amtschaticus-for-biomedical-research-purposes
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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/28725194/sophisticated-cloning-fermentation-and-purification-technologies-for-an-enhanced-therapeutic-protein-production-a-review
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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/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
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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/28723630/functional-role-of-setd2-bap1-parp-3-and-pbrm1-candidate-genes-on-the-regulation-of-htert-gene-expression
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Hannah Linne, Hemad Yasaei, Alison Marriott, Amanda Harvey, Kefah Mokbel, Robert Newbold, Terry Roberts
Narrowing the search for the critical hTERT repressor sequence(s) has identified three regions on chromosome 3p (3p12-p21.1, 3p21.2 and 3p21.3-p22). However, the precise location and identity of the sequence(s) responsible for hTERT transcriptional repression remains elusive. In order to identify critical hTERT repressor sequences located within human chromosome 3p12-p22, we investigated hTERT transcriptional activity within 21NT microcell hybrid clones containing chromosome 3 fragments. Mapping of chromosome 3 structure in a single hTERT-repressed 21NT-#3fragment hybrid clone, revealed a 490kb region of deletion localised to 3p21...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722566/molecular-epidemiology-of-staphylococcus-aureus-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-the-lao-people-s-democratic-republic
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Alicia D Yeap, Kate Woods, David A B Dance, Bruno Pichon, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Viengmon Davong, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Paul N Newton, Nandini Shetty, Angela M Kearns
This is the first report of the molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus from skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in Laos. We selected a random sample of 96 S. aureus SSTI isolates received by the Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, between July 2012 and June 2014, including representation from seven referral hospitals. Isolates underwent susceptibility testing by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute methods, spa typing and DNA microarray analysis, with whole genome sequencing for rare lineages...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722229/a-transposon-directed-epigenetic-change-in-zmcct-underlies-quantitative-resistance-to-gibberella-stalk-rot-in-maize
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Chao Wang, Qin Yang, Weixiang Wang, Yipu Li, Yanling Guo, Dongfeng Zhang, Xuena Ma, Wei Song, Jiuran Zhao, Mingliang Xu
A major resistance quantitative trait locus, qRfg1, significantly enhances maize resistance to Gibberella stalk rot, a devastating disease caused by Fusarium graminearum. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unknown. We adopted a map-based cloning approach to identify the resistance gene at qRfg1 and examined the dynamic epigenetic changes during qRfg1-mediated maize resistance to the disease. A CCT domain-containing gene, ZmCCT, is the causal gene at the qRfg1 locus and a polymorphic CACTA-like transposable element (TE1) c...
July 19, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721542/molecular-characterization-modeling-in-silico-analysis-of-equine-pituitary-gonadotropin-alpha-subunit-and-docking-interaction-studies-with-ganirelix
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Anuradha Bhardwaj, Varij Nayan, Parvati Sharma, Sanjay Kumar, Yash Pal, Jitender Singh
Equine pituitary gonadotropins (eLH, eFSH, eCG) are heterodimeric glycoprotein hormones with alpha (α) and beta (β) subunits. It is responsible for maintenance of pregnancy in mares during early gestation and fairly valuable for inducing superovulation in animals other than equines. The alpha subunit is common, while beta subunit is species-specific in all glycoprotein hormones. In the present investigation, molecular cloning and in silico characterization including homology modeling and molecular docking analysis of the equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) alpha subunit was carried out for gaining structural and functional insights into the eCG alpha subunit and its possible interaction with ganirelix, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist...
December 2016: In Silico Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720171/pacbio-assembly-of-a-plasmodium-knowlesi-genome-sequence-with-hi-c-correction-and-manual-annotation-of-the-sicavar-gene-family
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S A Lapp, J A Geraldo, J-T Chien, F Ay, S B Pakala, G Batugedara, J Humphrey, J D DeBARRY, K G Le Roch, M R Galinski, J C Kissinger
Plasmodium knowlesi has risen in importance as a zoonotic parasite that has been causing regular episodes of malaria throughout South East Asia. The P. knowlesi genome sequence generated in 2008 highlighted and confirmed many similarities and differences in Plasmodium species, including a global view of several multigene families, such as the large SICAvar multigene family encoding the variant antigens known as the schizont-infected cell agglutination proteins. However, repetitive DNA sequences are the bane of any genome project, and this and other Plasmodium genome projects have not been immune to the gaps, rearrangements and other pitfalls created by these genomic features...
July 19, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719950/isolation-and-characterization-of-vaccine-candidate-genes-including-csp-and-msp1-in-plasmodium-yoelii
#12
Seon-Hee Kim, Young-An Bae, Ju-Young Seoh, Hyun-Jong Yang
Malaria is an infectious disease affecting humans, which is transmitted by the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes harboring sporozoites of parasitic protozoans belonging to the genus Plasmodium. Despite past achievements to control the protozoan disease, malaria still remains a significant health threat up to now. In this study, we cloned and characterized the full-unit Plasmodium yoelii genes encoding merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP1), circumsporozoite protein (CSP), and Duffy-binding protein (DBP), each of which can be applied for investigations to obtain potent protective vaccines in the rodent malaria model, due to their specific expression patterns during the parasite life cycle...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719630/oligo-and-dsdna-mediated-genome-editing-using-a-teta-dual-selection-system-in-escherichia-coli
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Young Shin Ryu, Sathesh-Prabu Chandran, Kyungchul Kim, Sung Kuk Lee
The ability to precisely and seamlessly modify a target genome is needed for metabolic engineering and synthetic biology techniques aimed at creating potent biosystems. Herein, we report on a promising method in Escherichia coli that relies on the insertion of an optimized tetA dual selection cassette followed by replacement of the same cassette with short, single-stranded DNA (oligos) or long, double-stranded DNA and the isolation of recombinant strains by negative selection using NiCl2. This method could be rapidly and successfully used for genome engineering, including deletions, insertions, replacements, and point mutations, without inactivation of the methyl-directed mismatch repair (MMR) system and plasmid cloning...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719380/comparison-of-different-antibody-clones-for-immunohistochemistry-detection-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-on-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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Edwin R Parra, Pamela Villalobos, Barbara Mino, Jaime Rodriguez-Canales
Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a major immune checkpoint protein that mediates antitumor immune suppression and response. Preliminary data suggest that its detection using immunohistochemistry (IHC) in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues may predict clinical response to PD-1/PD-L1 therapy. In diagnostic pathology, it is essential to count with a validated IHC that can reliably detect PD-L1-positive cases. The present study was conducted to compare and validate different PD-L1 commercial clones and identify which ones can be reliably used by surgical pathologist to detect PD-L1 expression in human cancer tissues...
July 17, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717172/evolution-of-the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-mutational-resistome-in-an-international-cystic-fibrosis-clone
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Carla López-Causapé, Lea Mette Sommer, Gabriel Cabot, Rosa Rubio, Alain A Ocampo-Sosa, Helle Krogh Johansen, Joan Figuerola, Rafael Cantón, Timothy J Kidd, Soeren Molin, Antonio Oliver
Emergence of epidemic clones and antibiotic resistance development compromises the management of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cystic fibrosis (CF) chronic respiratory infections. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) was used to decipher the phylogeny, interpatient dissemination, WGS mutator genotypes (mutome) and resistome of a widespread clone (CC274), in isolates from two highly-distant countries, Australia and Spain, covering an 18-year period. The coexistence of two divergent CC274 clonal lineages was revealed, but without evident geographical barrier; phylogenetic reconstructions and mutational resistome demonstrated the interpatient transmission of mutators...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717136/association-of-plasma-and-urinary-mutant-dna-with-clinical-outcomes-in-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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K M Patel, K E van der Vos, C G Smith, F Mouliere, D Tsui, J Morris, D Chandrananda, F Marass, D van den Broek, D E Neal, V J Gnanapragasam, T Forshew, B W van Rhijn, C E Massie, N Rosenfeld, M S van der Heijden
Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (MIBC) has a poor prognosis. Whilst patients can achieve a 6% improvement in overall survival with Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy (NAC), many do not respond. Body fluid mutant DNA (mutDNA) may allow non-invasive identification of treatment failure. We collected 248 liquid biopsy samples including plasma, cell pellet (UCP) and supernatant (USN) from spun urine, from 17 patients undergoing NAC. We assessed single nucleotide variants and copy number alterations in mutDNA using Tagged-Amplicon- and shallow Whole Genome- Sequencing...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716862/gene-therapy-for-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome-in-a-severely-affected-adult
#17
Emma C Morris, Thomas Fox, Ronjon Chakraverty, Rita Tendeiro, Katie Snell, Christine Rivat, Sarah Grace, Kimberly Gilmour, Sarita Workman, Karen Buckland, Katie Butler, Ronnie Chee, Alan D Salama, Hazem Ibrahim, Havinder Hara, Cecile Duret, Fulvio Mavilio, Frances Male, Frederick D Bushman, Anne Galy, Siobhan O Burns, H Bobby Gaspar, Adrian J Thrasher
Until recently hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was the only curative option for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS). The first attempts at gene therapy for WAS using a ϒ-retroviral vector improved immunological parameters substantially but were complicated by acute leukemia as a result of insertional mutagenesis in a high proportion of patients. More recently treatment of children with a state-of-the-art self-inactivating lentiviral vector (LV-w1.6 WASp) has resulted in significant clinical benefit without inducing selection of clones harbouring integrations near oncogenes...
July 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714940/non-coding-rnas-as-predictive-biomarkers-to-current-treatment-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Ingrid Garajová, Manuela Ferracin, Elisa Porcellini, Andrea Palloni, Francesca Abbati, Guido Biasco, Giovanni Brandi
The onset and selection of resistant clones during cancer treatment with chemotherapy or targeted therapy is a major issue in the clinical management of metastatic colorectal cancer patients. It is possible that a more personalized treatment selection, using reliable response-to-therapy predictive biomarkers, could lead to an improvement in the success rate of the proposed therapies. Although the process of biomarker selection and validation could be a long one, requiring solid statistics, large cohorts and multicentric validations, non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) and in particular microRNAs, proved to be extremely promising in this field...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714894/carbonic-anhydrase-from-porphyromonas-gingivalis-as-a-drug-target
#19
REVIEW
Claudiu T Supuran, Clemente Capasso
Periodontitis originates from a microbial synergy causing the development of a mouth microbial imbalance (dysbiosis), consisting of a microbial community composed of anaerobic bacteria. Most studies concerning the treatment of periodontitis have primarily take into account the Gram-negative bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis, because it is a prominent component of the oral microbiome and a successful colonizer of the oral epithelium. Here, we focus our attention on the study of the carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC 4...
July 15, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714591/experimental-evolution-with-a-multicellular-host-causes-diversification-within-and-between-microbial-parasite-populations-differences-in-emerging-phenotypes-of-two-different-parasite-strains
#20
Michaela H Kloesener, Joy Bose, Rebecca D Schulte
Host-parasite coevolution is predicted to have complex evolutionary consequences, potentially leading to the emergence of genetic and phenotypic diversity for both antagonists. However, little is known about variation in phenotypic responses to coevolution between different parasite strains exposed to the same experimental conditions. We infected Caenorhabditis elegans with one of two strains of Bacillus thuringiensis and either allowed the host and the parasite to experimentally coevolve (coevolution treatment) or allowed only the parasite to adapt to the host (one-sided parasite adaptation)...
July 17, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
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