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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821635/enzyme-replacement-prevents-neonatal-death-liver-damage-and-osteoporosis-in-murine-homocystinuria
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Tomas Majtan, Helena Hůlková, Insun Park, Jakub Krijt, Viktor Kožich, Erez M Bublil, Jan P Kraus
Classical homocystinuria (HCU) is an inborn error of sulfur amino acid metabolism caused by deficient activity of cystathionine β-synthase (CBS), resulting in an accumulation of homocysteine and a concomitant decrease of cystathionine and cysteine in blood and tissues. In mice, the complete lack of CBS is neonatal lethal. In this study, newborn CBS knockout (KO) mice were treated with recombinant polyethyleneglycolylated human truncated CBS (PEG-CBS). Full survival of the treated KO mice, along with a positive impact on metabolite levels in plasma, liver, brain, and kidneys, was observed...
August 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821266/endogenous-hydrogen-sulphide-attenuates-nlrp3-inflammasome-mediated-neuroinflammation-by-suppressing-the-p2x7-receptor-after-intracerebral-haemorrhage-in-rats
#2
Hengli Zhao, Pengyu Pan, Yang Yang, Hongfei Ge, Weixiang Chen, Jie Qu, Jiantao Shi, Gaoyu Cui, Xin Liu, Hua Feng, Yujie Chen
BACKGROUND: Emerging studies have demonstrated the important physiological and pathophysiological roles of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) as a gasotransmitter for NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome-associated neuroinflammation in the central nervous system. However, the effects of H2S on neuroinflammation after intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), especially on the NLRP3 inflammasome, remain unknown. METHODS: We employed a Sprague-Dawley rat of collagenase-induced ICH in the present study...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820107/ogataea-neixiangensis-sp-nov-and-ogataea-paraovalis-f-a-sp-nov-two-methanol-assimilating-yeast-species-isolated-from-rotting-wood
#3
Yun-Feng Lu, Min Wang, Jun Zheng, Feng-Li Hui
Four yeast strains were isolated from rotting wood samples collected in the Baotianman Nature Reserve in Henan Province, central China. The sequences of the D1/D2 domains of the large subunit rRNA gene and the internal transcribed spacer regions showed that these four strains represent two different undescribed yeast species belonging to the Ogataea clade. Ogataea neixiangensis sp. nov. produces two to four hat-shaped ascospores per ascus, and its closest relative among recognized species is Candida nitratophila...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820103/two-novel-lipomycetaceous-yeast-species-lipomyces-okinawensis-sp-nov-and-lipomyces-yamanashiensis-f-a-sp-nov-isolated-from-soil-in-the-okinawa-and-yamanashi-prefectures-japan
#4
Atsushi Yamazaki, Mana Yanagiba, Takafumi Naganuma
Four novel Lipomyces strains were isolated from soil collected in the Okinawa and Yamanashi prefectures, Japan. Based on their morphological and biochemical characteristics, along with sequence typing using the D1/D2 domain of the LSU rRNA, internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region including 5.8S rRNA, and translation elongation factor 1 alpha gene (EF-1α), the four strains were shown to represent two novel species of the genus Lipomyces, described as Lipomyces okinawensis sp. nov. (type strain No.3-a(35)T=NBRC 110620T=CBS 14747T) and Lipomyces yamanashiensis f...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818907/draft-genome-sequence-of-the-d-xylose-fermenting-yeast-spathaspora-xylofermentans-ufmg-hmd23-3
#5
Daiane D Lopes, Samuel P Cibulski, Fabiana Q Mayer, Franciele M Siqueira, Carlos A Rosa, Ronald E Hector, Marco Antônio Z Ayub
Here, we report the draft genome sequence of the yeast Spathaspora xylofermentans UFMG-HMD23.3 (=CBS 12681), a d-xylose-fermenting yeast isolated from the Amazonian forest. The genome consists of 298 contigs, with a total size of 15.1 Mb, including the mitochondrial genome, and 5,948 predicted genes.
August 17, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818366/expression-of-recombinant-snrk1-in-e-coli-characterization-of-adenine-nucleotide-binding-to-the-snrk1-1-akin%C3%AE-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-3-complex
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José Luis Maya-Bernal, Alejandra Ávila, Ana Ruiz-Gayosso, Ricardo Trejo-Fregoso, Nancy Pulido, Alejandro Sosa-Peinado, Esther Zúñiga-Sánchez, Eleazar Martínez-Barajas, Rogelio Rodríguez-Sotres, Patricia Coello
The SnRK1 complexes in plants belong to the family of AMPK/SNF1 kinases, which have been associated with the control of energy balance, in addition to being involved in the regulation of other aspects of plant growth and development. Analysis of complex formation indicates that increased activity is achieved when the catalytic subunit is phosphorylated and bound to regulatory subunits. SnRK1.1 subunit activity is higher than that of SnRK1.2, which also exhibits reduced activation due to the regulatory subunits...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814462/-18-f-av-1451-binds-to-motor-related-subcortical-gray-and-white-matter-in-corticobasal-syndrome
#7
Hanna Cho, Min Seok Baek, Jae Yong Choi, Seung Ha Lee, Joong Seok Kim, Young Hoon Ryu, Myung Sik Lee, Chul Hyoung Lyoo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate tau distribution in patients with corticobasal syndrome (CBS) using (18)F-AV-1451 PET. METHODS: Six consecutively recruited patients with CBS and 20 age-matched healthy controls underwent 2 PET scans with (18)F-AV-1451 (for tau) and (18)F-florbetaben (for β-amyloid). We compared standardized uptake value ratio maps of the (18)F-AV-1451 PET images between the patients with CBS and controls. RESULTS: Compared to controls, patients with CBS exhibited asymmetrically increased (18)F-AV-1451 binding in the putamen, globus pallidus, and thalamus contralateral to the clinically more affected side and in the ipsilateral globus pallidus and dentate nucleus...
August 16, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810796/molecular-dynamics-simulations-of-fluid-cyclopropane-with-mp2-cbs-fitted-intermolecular-interaction-potentials
#8
Yen-Ching Ho, Yi-Siang Wang, Sheng D Chao
Modeling fluid cycloalkanes with molecular dynamics simulations has proven to be a very challenging task partly because of lacking a reliable force field based on quantum chemistry calculations. In this paper, we construct an ab initio force field for fluid cyclopropane using the second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory. We consider 15 conformers of the cyclopropane dimer for the orientation sampling. Single-point energies at important geometries are calibrated by the coupled cluster with single, double, and perturbative triple excitation method...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810785/explicitly-correlated-n-electron-valence-state-perturbation-theory-nevpt2-f12
#9
Yang Guo, Kantharuban Sivalingam, Edward F Valeev, Frank Neese
In this work, explicitly correlated second order N-electron valence state perturbation theory (NEVPT2-F12) has been derived and implemented for the first time. The NEVPT2-F12 algorithm presented here is based on a fully internally contracted wave function and includes the correction of semi-internal excitation subspaces. The algorithm exploits the resolution of identity (RI) approximation to improve the computational efficiency. The overall O(N(5)) scaling of the computational effort is documented. In Sec. III, the dissociation processes of diatomic molecules and the singlet-triplet gap of several systems are studied...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810711/whole-rna-sequencing-and-transcriptome-assembly-of-candida-albicans-and-candida-africana-under-chlamydospore-inducing-conditions
#10
Domenico Giosa, Maria Rosa Felice, Travis J Lawrence, Megha Gulati, Fabio Scordino, Letterio Giuffrè, Carla Lo Passo, Enrico D'Alessandro, Giuseppe Criseo, David H Ardell, Aaron D Hernday, Clarissa J Nobile, Orazio Romeo
Candida albicans is the most common cause of life-threatening fungal infections in humans, especially in immunocompromised individuals. Crucial to its success as an opportunistic pathogen is the considerable dynamism of its genome, which readily undergoes genetic changes generating new phenotypes and shaping the evolution of new strains. Candida africana is an intriguing C. albicans biovariant strain that exhibits remarkable genetic and phenotypic differences when compared with standard C. albicans isolates...
July 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810705/flowers-as-a-reservoir-of-yeast-diversity-description-of-wickerhamiella-nectarea-f-a-sp-nov-and-wickerhamiella-natalensis-f-a-sp-nov-from-south-african-flowers-and-pollinators-and-transfer-of-related-candida-species-to-the-genus-wickerhamiella-as-new-combinations
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Clara de Vega, Rafael G Albaladejo, Beatriz Guzmán, Sandy-Lynn Steenhuisen, Steven D Johnson, Carlos M Herrera, Marc-André Lachance
Flowers offer favourable microenvironments for yeast growth, and are increasingly recognised as a rich source of novel yeast species. Independent surveys of yeasts associated with flowers and pollinators in South Africa led to the discovery of 38 strains of two new species. Physiological profiles and analysis of the internal transcribed spacer and the D1/D2 domains of the large subunit rRNA gene showed that they represent two novel species that belong to the Wickerhamiella clade. We describe the species as Wickerhamiella nectarea f...
August 1, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808320/carotid-body-mediated-chemoreflex-drive-in-the-setting-of-low-and-high-output-heart-failure
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Rodrigo Del Rio, David C Andrade, Camilo Toledo, Hugo S Diaz, Claudia Lucero, Alexis Arce-Alvarez, Noah J Marcus, Harold D Schultz
Enhanced carotid body (CB) chemoreflex function is strongly related to cardiorespiratory disorders and disease progression in heart failure (HF). The mechanisms underlying CB sensitization during HF are not fully understood, however previous work indicates blood flow per se can affect CB function. Then, we hypothesized that the CB-mediated chemoreflex drive will be enhanced only in low output HF but not in high output HF. Myocardial infarcted rats and aorto-caval fistulated rats were used as a low output HF model (MI-CHF) and as a high output HF model (AV-CHF), respectively...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806565/implications-of-biological-factors-on-accumulation-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-antarctic-notothenioid-fish
#13
J M Ríos, N B Lana, N F Ciocco, A Covaci, E Barrera-Oro, E Moreira, J C Altamirano
In the present study, the possible associations between selected persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biological factors were assessed in different tissues of two Antarctic notothenioid fish: Notothenia rossii (NOR) and Trematomus newnesi (TRN) collected at Potter Cove, King George Island/Isla 25 de Mayo, South Shetland Islands. Specifically, association patterns between biological factors (body size, lipid content, body condition) and POP concentrations (polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and metabolites, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), chlordanes (CHLs) and methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs)), were explored by using two approaches: multivariate analyses (principal component analysis: PCA) and intraspecific correlations...
August 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805229/a-ground-state-potential-energy-surface-for-hono-based-on-a-neural-network-with-exponential-fitting-functions
#14
Ekadashi Pradhan, Alex Brown
The minimum energy structures, i.e., trans-HONO, cis-HONO, HNO2, and OH + NO, as well as the corresponding transition states, i.e., TStrans↔cis, TS1,2H-shift, and TS1,3H-shift, on the ground state potential energy surface (PES) of HONO have been characterized at the CCSD(T)-F12/cc-pVTZ-F12 level of theory. Using the same level of theory, a six-dimensional (6D) PES, encompassing the trans- and cis-isomers as well as the associated transition state, is fit in a sum-of-products form using neural network exponential fitting functions...
August 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804545/hydrogen-sulfide-prevents-diaphragm-weakness-in-cecal-ligation-puncture-induced-sepsis-by-preservation-of-mitochondrial-function
#15
Hai-Xia Zhang, Jun-Ming Du, Zhong-Nuo Ding, Xiao-Yan Zhu, Lai Jiang, Yu-Jian Liu
Mitochondrial dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diaphragm weakness during sepsis. Recently, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gaseous transmitter endogenously generated by cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS), cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) and 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3-MST), is found to improve mitochondrial function. The present study aimed to examine whether H2S synthases are expressed in the diaphragm, and investigated the effect of H2S donor in sepsis-induced diaphragm weakness and its relationship with mitochondrial function...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803444/atypical-parkinsonian-syndromes-a-general-neurologist-s-perspective
#16
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Angela B Deutschländer, Owen A Ross, Dennis W Dickson, Zbigniew K Wszolek
The differential diagnosis of atypical parkinsonian syndromes is challenging. These severe and often rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorders are clinically heterogeneous and show significant phenotypic overlap. Here we review clinical, imaging, neuropathologic and genetic features of multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). The terms CBD and FTLD refer to pathologically confirmed cases of corticobasal syndrome (CBS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD)...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799885/state-resident-neuroticism-accounts-for-life-satisfaction-differences-between-conservative-and-liberal-states-of-the-usa
#17
Stewart J H McCann
Past research indicates associations between higher conservatism and higher life satisfaction, lower neuroticism and higher life satisfaction, and higher conservatism and lower neuroticism. Qualified deduction led to the following hypothesis: Neuroticism can account for the association between higher conservatism and higher life satisfaction. The 50 American states served as the units of analysis. Responses of 619,397 residents to the 44-item Big Five Inventory in an internet survey conducted from 1999 to 2005 provided mean neuroticism scores for each state...
January 1, 2017: Psychological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792762/the-atmospherically-important-reaction-of-hydroxyl-radicals-with-methyl-nitrate-a-theoretical-study-involving-the-calculation-of-reaction-mechanisms-enthalpies-activation-energies-and-rate-coefficients
#18
Maggie Ng, Daniel K W Mok, Edmond P F Lee, John M Dyke
A theoretical study, involving the calculation of reaction enthalpies and activation energies, mechanisms and rate coefficients, has been made of the reaction of hydroxyl radicals with methyl nitrate, an important process for methyl nitrate removal in the earth's atmosphere. Four reaction channels were considered:- formation of H2O + CH2ONO2, CH3OOH + NO2, CH3OH + NO3, and CH3O + HNO3 . For all channels, geometry optimization and frequency calculations were carried out at the M06-2X/6-31+G** level, while relative energies were improved at the UCCSD(T*)-F12/CBS level...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792750/a-combined-ab-initio-kinetic-modeling-and-shock-tube-study-of-the-thermal-decomposition-of-ethyl-formate
#19
Hongbo Ning, Junjun Wu, Liuhao Ma, Wei Ren, David F Davidson, Ronald K Hanson
The potential energy surfaces (PESs) and reaction rate constants of the unimolecular decomposition of ethyl formate (EF) were investigated using high-precision theoretical methods at the CCSD(T)/CBS(T-Q)//M06-2x/6-311++G(d,p) level of theory. The calculated PESs of EF dissociation and molecular decomposition reactions prove that the intramolecular H-shift to produce formic acid and ethylene is the dominant decomposition pathway. A detailed chemical kinetic mechanism for EF pyrolysis was constructed by incorporating the important reactions of EF and its radicals into an existing mechanism previously developed for small methyl esters...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781813/association-between-polymorphisms-in-folate-metabolism-genes-and-maternal-risk-for-down-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
#20
Yanqing Gu
Previous studies have focused on the association between polymorphisms of the genes involved in folate metabolism and Down syndrome (DS); however, the results remain inconclusive. The present meta-analysis was conducted to assess the association between RFC-1 A80G/MTR A2756G/CBS 844ins68 polymorphisms and the maternal risk of DS. Published studies were retrieved from PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Chinese Biomedicine databases. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence interval (CIs) were calculated using the fixed- or random-effects model...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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