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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211848/host-specificity-of-symbiodinium-variants-revealed-by-an-its2-metahaplotype-approach
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Edward G Smith, Remi N Ketchum, John A Burt
Analysis of the widely used ITS region is confounded by the presence of intragenomic variants (IGVs). In Symbiodinium, the algal symbionts of reef building corals, deep-sequencing analyses are used to characterise communities within corals, yet these analyses largely overlook IGVs. Here we consider that distinct ITS2 sequences could represent IGVs rather than distinct symbiont types and argue that symbionts can be distinguished by their proportional composition of IGVs, described as their ITS2 metahaplotype...
February 17, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211608/preclinical-characterisation-of-55p0251-a-novel-compound-that-amplifies-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-and-counteracts-hyperglycaemia-in-rodents
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Karin Stadlbauer, Barbara Brunmair, Zsuzsanna Lehner, Immanuel Adorjan, Thomas Scherer, Anton Luger, Leonhardt Bauer, Clemens Fürnsinn
AIMS: 55P0251 is a novel compound with blood glucose lowering activity in mice, which has been developed from a molecular backbone structure found in herbal remedies. We here report its basic pharmacological attributes and initial progress in unmasking the mode of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pharmacokinetic properties of 55P0251 were portrayed in several species. First efforts to elucidate the glucose lowering mechanism in rodents included numerous experimental protocols dealing with glucose tolerance, insulin secretion from isolated pancreatic islets, and comparison to established drugs...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211580/inhibition-of-pde5a1-guanosine-cyclic-monophosphate-cgmp-hydrolysing-activity-by-sildenafil-analogues-that-inhibit-cellular-cgmp-efflux
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Anna Subbotina, Aina W Ravna, Roy A Lysaa, Ruben Abagyan, Ryszard Bugno, Georg Sager
OBJECTIVES: To determine the ability of 11 sildenafil analogues to discriminate between cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (cnPDEs) and to characterise their inhibitory potencies (Ki values) of PDE5A1-dependent guanosine cyclic monophosphate (cGMP) hydrolysis. METHODS: Sildenafil analogues were identified by virtual ligand screening (VLS) and screened for their ability to inhibit adenosine cyclic monophosphate (cAMP) hydrolysis by PDE1A1, PDE1B1, PDE2A1, PDE3A, PDE10A1 and PDE10A2, and cGMP hydrolysis by PDE5A, PDE6C, PDE9A2 for a low (1 nm) and high concentration (10 μm)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211264/genetics-diagnosis-and-clinical-features-of-congenital-hypodysfibrinogenaemia-a-systematic-literature-review-and-report-of-a-novel-mutation
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A Casini, T Brungs, C Lavenu-Bombled, R Vilar, M Neerman-Arbez, P de Moerloose
BACKGROUND: Hypodysfibrinogenaemia is a rare disease characterised by decreased levels of a dysfunctional fibrinogen. It shares features with both hypo- and dysfibrinogenaemia, although with specific molecular patterns and clinical phenotypes. OBJECTIVES: To better define the genetics, the diagnosis and the clinical features of hypodysfibrinogenaemia. PATIENTS/METHODS: A systematic literature search led to 167 records. After removal of duplicates, abstract screening and full-text reviewing, 56 molecular and/or clinical studies were analysed, including a novel FGB missense mutation in a woman with a mild bleeding phenotype...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211081/h3f3a-mutation-in-giant-cell-tumour-of-the-bone-is-detected-by-immunohistochemistry-using-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-the-g34w-mutated-site-of-the-histone-h3-3-variant
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Julian Lüke, Alexandra von Baer, Jordan Schreiber, Christoph Lübbehüsen, Thomas Breining, Kevin Mellert, Ralf Marienfeld, Markus Schultheiss, Peter Möller, Thomas Fe Barth
AIMS: Giant cell tumour of bone (GCTB) is a neoplasm predominantly of long bones characterised by the H3F3A mutation G34W. Conventional diagnostic is challenged by the tumour's giant cell-rich morphology, which overlaps with other giant cell containing lesions of the bone. Recently, a monoclonal antibody specific for the H3F3A mutation has been generated. Our aim was to test this antibody on a cohort of giant cell containing lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used the antibody for analysis of 22 H3F3A-mutated GCTB, including two patients with recurrences; for comparison we analysed a cohort of 36 H3F3A-wild-type giant cell-rich lesions of the bone and soft tissue, containing one brown tumour, six aneurysmal bone cysts, six chondroblastomas, five non-ossifying-fibromas, two fibrous dysplasias, nine tenosynovial giant cell tumours, one giant cell-rich sarcoma and six osteosarcomas...
February 17, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211055/pemphigus-a-pathomechanism-of-acantholysis
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Masutaka Furue, Takafumi Kadono
Autoantibodies to the desmosomal proteins desmoglein 1 and 3 cause pemphigus foliaceus and pemphigus vulgaris, which are characterised by keratinocyte dissociation (acantholysis) and intraepidermal blister formation. The passive transfer of pathogenic anti-desmoglein antibodies induces blisters in mice in vivo and the loss of keratinocyte adhesion in vitro. The pathogenetic mechanisms of acantholysis due to anti-desmoglein autoantibodies are not fully understood. However, recent studies have revealed that signalling-dependent and signalling-independent pathways are operative in the loss of cell adhesion...
February 17, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210845/whipworm-diversity-in-west-african-rodents-a-molecular-approach-and-the-description-of-trichuris-duplantieri-n-sp-nematoda-trichuridae
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Alexis Ribas, Christophe Diagne, Caroline Tatard, Mamoudou Diallo, Srisupaph Poonlaphdecha, Carine Brouat
Whipworms were collected from rodents (Muridae) from six West African countries: Burkina-Faso, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and the Republics of Benin, Guinea, Mali and Senegal. Molecular sequences (ITS-1, 5.8S and ITS-2 of the ribosomal DNA gene) and morphometric characters were analysed in Trichuris (Nematoda: Trichuridae) specimens found in seven host species: Arvicanthis niloticus, Gerbilliscus gambianus, Gerbillus gerbillus, G. tarabuli, Mastomys erythroleucus, M. huberti and M. natalensis. Phylogenetic analyses revealed three clades, one recognised as Trichuris mastomysi, previously recorded in M...
February 16, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210756/high-precision-zinc-stable-isotope-measurement-of-certified-biological-reference-materials-using-the-double-spike-technique-and-multiple-collector-icp-ms
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Rebekah E T Moore, Fiona Larner, Barry J Coles, Mark Rehkämper
Biological reference materials with well-characterised stable isotope compositions are lacking in the field of 'isotope biochemistry', which seeks to understand bodily processes that rely on essential metals by determining metal stable isotope ratios. Here, we present Zn stable isotope data for six biological reference materials with certified trace metal concentrations: fish muscle, bovine muscle, pig kidney, human hair, human blood serum and human urine. Replicate analyses of multiple aliquots of each material achieved reproducibilities (2sd) of 0...
February 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210720/vibrational-intensities-in-the-mobile-block-hessian-approximation
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Richard Terrett, Rob Stranger, Terry Frankcombe, Ronald J Pace
Herein we present a proof of concept for the recovery of vibrational intensities from density functional theory vibrational calculations performed in the Mobile Block Hessian (MBH) approximation, which constrains the internal degrees of freedom of designated subsets of a molecule. We compare and contrast the behaviour of this methodology with respect to conventional vibrational calculations, and characterise the performance and accuracy of our method with respect to the size of MBH constrained regions within a variety of species...
February 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210718/synthesis-and-epr-spectroscopic-characterization-of-the-perchlorotriarylmethyl-tricarboxylic-acid-radical-ptmtc-and-its-13-c-labelled-analogue-13c-ptmtc
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Marwa Elewa, Nadica Maltar-Strmečki, Mohamed M Said, Hosam A El Shihawy, Mohamed El-Sadek, Juliane Frank, Simon Drescher, Malte Drescher, Karsten Mäder, Dariush Hinderberger, Peter Imming
A hydrophilic tris(tetrachlorotriaryl)methyl (tetrachloro-TAM) radical labelled 50% with (13)C at the central carbon atom was prepared. The mixture of isotopologue radicals was characterised by continuous wave and pulsed X-band electron paramagnetic spectroscopy (EPS). For the pharmaceutical and medical applications planned, the quantitative influence of oxygen, viscosity, temperature and pH on EPR line widths was studied in aqueous buffer, DMSO, water-methanol and water-glycerol mixtures. Under in vivo conditions, pH can be disregarded...
February 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210319/physiology-of-respiratory-disturbances-in-muscular-dystrophies
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Antonella Lo Mauro, Andrea Aliverti
: Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited myopathies characterised by progressive skeletal muscle wasting, including of the respiratory muscles. Respiratory failure, i.e. when the respiratory system fails in its gas exchange functions, is a common feature in muscular dystrophy, being the main cause of death, and it is a consequence of lung failure, pump failure or a combination of the two. The former is due to recurrent aspiration, the latter to progressive weakness of respiratory muscles and an increase in the load against which they must contract...
December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209993/suppression-of-tak1-pathway-by-shear-stress-counteracts-the-inflammatory-endothelial-cell-phenotype-induced-by-oxidative-stress-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Ee Soo Lee, Llorenç Solé Boldo, Bernadette O Fernandez, Martin Feelisch, Martin C Harmsen
Endothelial dysfunction is characterised by aberrant redox signalling and an inflammatory phenotype. Shear stress antagonises endothelial dysfunction by increasing nitric oxide formation, activating anti-inflammatory pathways and suppressing inflammatory pathways. The TAK1 (MAP3K7) is a key mediator of inflammation and non-canonical TGF-β signalling. While the individual roles of TAK1, ERK5 (MAPK7) and TGF-β pathways in endothelial cell regulation are well characterised, an integrative understanding of the orchestration of these pathways and their crosstalk with the redox system under shear stress is lacking...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209841/salicylic-acid-dependent-plant-stress-signalling-via-mitochondrial-succinate-dehydrogenase
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Katharina Belt, Shaobai Huang, Louise F Thatcher, Hayley Casarotto, Karam Singh, Olivier Van Aken, A Harvey Millar
Mitochondria are known for their role in ATP production and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), but little is known about the mechanism of their early involvement in plant stress signalling. The role of mitochondrial succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) in salicylic acid (SA) signalling was analysed using two mutants; disrupted in stress response 1 (dsr1) which is a point mutation in SDH1 identified in a loss of SA signalling screen, and a knockdown mutant (sdhaf2) for SDH assembly factor 2 that is required for FAD insertion into SDH1...
February 16, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209807/blast-injury-of-the-ear-by-massive-explosion-a-review-of-41-cases
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Stanislas Ballivet de Régloix, A Crambert, O Maurin, Q Lisan, S Marty, Y Pons
BACKGROUND: Blast injuries in modern warfare are common, and the ear is often affected as it is an effective pressure transducer. This study aimed to evaluate military blast injuries of the ear. METHODS: From May 2002 to October 2014, all patients referred to two military hospitals near Paris, France following exposure to massive explosions were analysed. RESULTS: Among the 41 patients (82 ears), 36 of them reported tinnitus, 25 hearing loss, 14 earache and 8 vertigo...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209597/athletic-groin-pain-part-2-a-prospective-cohort-study-on-the-biomechanical-evaluation-of-change-of-direction-identifies-three-clusters-of-movement-patterns
#15
A Franklyn-Miller, C Richter, E King, S Gore, K Moran, S Strike, E C Falvey
BACKGROUND: Athletic groin pain (AGP) is prevalent in sports involving repeated accelerations, decelerations, kicking and change-of-direction movements. Clinical and radiological examinations lack the ability to assess pathomechanics of AGP, but three-dimensional biomechanical movement analysis may be an important innovation. AIM: The primary aim was to describe and analyse movements used by patients with AGP during a maximum effort change-of-direction task. The secondary aim was to determine if specific anatomical diagnoses were related to a distinct movement strategy...
March 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209593/comparing-icd-10-external-cause-codes-for-pedal-cyclists-with-self-reported-crash-details
#16
Ben Beck, Christina L Ekegren, Peter Cameron, Mark Stevenson, Rodney Judson, Andrew Bucknill, Elton Edwards, Belinda Gabbe
Accurate coding of injury event information is critical in developing targeted injury prevention strategies. However, little is known about the validity of the most universally used coding system, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), in characterising crash counterparts in pedal cycling events. This study aimed to determine the agreement between hospital-coded ICD-10-AM (Australian modification) external cause codes with self-reported crash characteristics in a sample of pedal cyclists admitted to hospital following bicycle crashes...
February 16, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209183/variants-in-congenital-hypogonadotrophic-hypogonadism-genes-identified-in-an-indonesian-cohort-of-46-xy-under-virilised-boys
#17
Katie L Ayers, Aurore Bouty, Gorjana Robevska, Jocelyn A van den Bergen, Achmad Zulfa Juniarto, Nurin Aisyiyah Listyasari, Andrew H Sinclair, Sultana M H Faradz
BACKGROUND: Congenital hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (CHH) and Kallmann syndrome (KS) are caused by disruption to the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (H-P-G) axis. In particular, reduced production, secretion or action of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is often responsible. Various genes, many of which play a role in the development and function of the GnRH neurons, have been implicated in these disorders. Clinically, CHH and KS are heterogeneous; however, in 46,XY patients, they can be characterised by under-virilisation phenotypes such as cryptorchidism and micropenis or delayed puberty...
February 16, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208897/a-validation-of-an-examination-protocol-for-cerebral-visual-impairment-among-children-in-a-clinical-population-in-india
#18
Swetha Sara Philip, Sherab Tsherlinga, Maya Mary Thomas, Gordon N Dutton, Richard Bowman
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) is a leading cause of vision impairment in developed and developing countries due to and increased survival of preterm and low birth weight infants. There are few data concerning the validity of protocols available to diagnose CVI. AIM: This study aimed to document the face, content and construct validity of an assessment protocol namely, a 15-domain, Structured Clinical Question Inventory (SCQI), which is based on structured history taking and clinical examination, for the diagnosis of CVI in a clinical population of India...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208873/high-dose-intravenous-anti-d-immune-globulin-is-more-effective-and-safe-in-indian-paediatric-patients-of-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#19
Trupti Rekha Swain, Rabindra Kumar Jena, Kali Prasanna Swain
INTRODUCTION: Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) is characterised by an autoimmune antibody-mediated destruction of platelets and impaired platelet production. Few controlled trials exist to guide management of patients with ITP in Indian scenario for which patients require an individualized approach. Anti-D (Rho (D) immune globulin) at a higher dose can prove to be a cost effective and safe alternative for Indian patients with ITP. AIM: To compare the safety and efficacy of higher dose (75μg/kg) intravenous Anti-D immune globulin against the standard dose of 50μg/kg for the management of ITP in Indian patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208721/evolution-and-divergence-of-h3n8-equine-influenza-viruses-circulating-in-the-united-kingdom-from-2013-to-2015
#20
Adam Rash, Rachel Morton, Alana Woodward, Olivia Maes, John McCauley, Neil Bryant, Debra Elton
Equine influenza viruses (EIV) are a major cause of acute respiratory disease in horses worldwide and occasionally also affect vaccinated animals. Like other influenza A viruses, they undergo antigenic drift, highlighting the importance of both surveillance and virus characterisation in order for vaccine strains to be kept up to date. The aim of the work reported here was to monitor the genetic and antigenic changes occurring in EIV circulating in the UK from 2013 to 2015 and to identify any evidence of vaccine breakdown in the field...
February 8, 2017: Pathogens
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