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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237027/cholesterol-plays-a-larger-role-during-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in%C3%A2-vitro-dormancy-and-reactivation-than-previously-suspected
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Maria D Soto-Ramirez, Diana A Aguilar-Ayala, Lazaro Garcia-Morales, Sofia M Rodriguez-Peredo, Claudia Badillo-Lopez, Diana E Rios-Muñiz, Mario A Meza-Segura, Gelen Y Rivera-Morales, Lizbel Leon-Solis, Jorge F Cerna-Cortes, Sandra Rivera-Gutierrez, Addy C Helguera-Repetto, Jorge A Gonzalez-Y-Merchand
It is known that cholesterol plays a key role for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) adaptation and survival within the host, thus contributing to the establishment of dormancy. It has been extensively demonstrated that fatty acids are the main energy source of Mtb during infection and dormancy, and it has been proposed that these molecules are implicated in reactivation of bacilli from a dormant state. We used in vitro models to analyze Mtb gene expression during dormancy and reactivation when fatty acids and cholesterol are the unique carbon source in the media...
March 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220327/genetic-characterization-of-cacipacor%C3%A3-virus-from-ticks-collected-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-brazil
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Glauciane Garcia de Figueiredo, Alberto Anastacio Amarilla, William Marciel de Souza, Marcílio Jorge Fumagalli, Mário Luis Garcia de Figueiredo, Matias Pablo Juan Szabó, Soraya Jabur Badra, Yin Xiang Setoh, Alexander A Khromykh, Victor Hugo Aquino, Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo
Cacipacoré virus (CPCV) is a potential emerging virus classified in the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae. In the present study, we present the genetic characterization of a CPCV isolated from ticks (Amblyomma cajennense) collected from a sick capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) in São Paulo State, Brazil. The CPCV isolate shares the typical genomic organization of flaviviruses with 10,857 nucleotides in length and a single open reading frame of 10,284 nucleotides encoding a polyprotein of 3,427 amino acids...
February 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214712/epidemiological-study-of-mortality-in-epilepsy-in-a-spanish-population
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María Isabel Chamorro-Muñoz, Guillermina García-Martín, Francisco Pérez-Errazquin, Manuel Romero-Acebal, Antonio García-Rodríguez, Mario Gutiérrez-Bedmar
PURPOSE: Studies concerning mortality in epilepsy have been performed primarily in Northern-Central Europe and US. The aim of this study was to provide information about mortality in people with epilepsy in Southern European countries. METHOD: We studied a Spanish prevalence and incidence cohort of 2309 patients aged ≥14 years with epilepsy who were treated in an outpatient epilepsy clinic between 2000 and 2013. The deceased were identified through Civil Registries...
February 8, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211481/effects-of-strength-training-on-osteogenic-differentiation-and-bone-strength-in-aging-female-wistar-rats
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Monique Patricio Singulani, Camila Tami Stringhetta-Garcia, Leandro Figueiredo Santos, Samuel Rodrigues Lourenço Morais, Mário Jefferson Quirino Louzada, Sandra Helena Penha Oliveira, Antonio Hernandes Chaves Neto, Rita Cássia Menegati Dornelles
The effects of strength training (ST) on the mechanical bone strength and osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSCs) from adult, aged and exercised aged rats were determined. The exercised aged animals displayed higher values of areal bone mineral density, compression test, alkaline phosphatase activity (ALP) and biological mineralization, while oil red O staining for adipocytes was lower. ST increased gene expression of runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), osterix (Osx) as well as bone matrix protein expression, and reduced expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (Pparγ)...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204197/circulating-ghrelin-acts-on-gaba-neurons-of-the-area-postrema-and-mediates-gastric-emptying-in-male-mice
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Agustina Cabral, María P Cornejo, Gimena Fernandez, Pablo N De Francesco, Guadalupe Garcia-Romero, Maia Uriarte, Jeffrey M Zigman, Enrique Portiansky, Mirta Reynaldo, Mario Perello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188434/bloodless-reperfusion-with-the-oxygen-carrier-hboc-201-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-novel-platform-for-cardioprotective-probes-delivery
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Jose M García-Ruiz, Carlos Galán-Arriola, Rodrigo Fernández-Jiménez, Jaume Aguero, Javier Sánchez-González, Ana García-Alvarez, Mario Nuno-Ayala, Gregory P Dubé, Zafiris Zafirelis, Gonzalo J López-Martín, Juan A Bernal, Enrique Lara-Pezzi, Valentín Fuster, Borja Ibáñez
Reperfusion, despite being required for myocardial salvage, is associated with additional injury. We hypothesize that infarct size (IS) will be reduced by a period of bloodless reperfusion with hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOC) before blood-flow restoration. In the pig model, we first characterized the impact of intracoronary perfusion with a fixed volume (600 ml) of a pre-oxygenated acellular HBOC, HBOC-201, on the healthy myocardium. HBOC-201 was administered through the lumen of the angioplasty balloon (i...
March 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179536/hiv-aids-vaccine-candidates-based-on-replication-competent-recombinant-poxvirus-nyvac-c-kc-expressing-trimeric-gp140-and-gag-derived-vlps-or-lacking-the-viral-molecule-b19-that-inhibits-type-i-interferon-activate-relevant-hiv-1-specific-b-and-t-cell-immune
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Juan García-Arriaza, Beatriz Perdiguero, Jonathan L Heeney, Michael S Seaman, David C Montefiori, Nicole L Yates, Georgia D Tomaras, Guido Ferrari, Kathryn E Foulds, Mario Roederer, Steven G Self, Bhavesh Borate, Raphael Gottardo, Sanjay Phogat, Jim Tartaglia, Susan W Barnett, Brian Burke, Anthony D Cristillo, Deborah E Weiss, Carter Lee, Karen V Kibler, Bertram L Jacobs, Ralf Wagner, Song Ding, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Mariano Esteban
The non-replicating attenuated poxvirus vector NYVAC expressing clade C(CN54) HIV-1 Env(gp120), Gag-Pol-Nef antigens (NYVAC-C) showed in phase I clinical trials limited immunogenicity. To enhance the capacity of the NYVAC vector to trigger broad humoral responses and a more balanced activation of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells, here we compared the HIV-1-specific immunogenicity elicited in non-human primates immunized with two replicating NYVAC vectors that have been modified by the insertion of K1L and C7L vaccinia viral host-range genes and express clade C(ZM96) trimeric HIV-1 gp140 protein or a Gag(ZM96)-Pol-Nef(CN54) polyprotein as Gag-derived virus-like particles (termed NYVAC-C-KC)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178302/the-2-0-%C3%A3-x-ray-structure-for-yeast-acetohydroxyacid-synthase-provides-new-insights-into-its-cofactor-and-quaternary-structure-requirements
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Thierry Lonhienne, Mario D Garcia, James A Fraser, Craig M Williams, Luke W Guddat
Acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) catalyzes the first step of branched-chain amino acid biosynthesis, a pathway essential to the life-cycle of plants and micro-organisms. The catalytic subunit has thiamin diphosphate (ThDP) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) as indispensable co-factors. A new, high resolution, 2.0 Å crystal structure of Saccharomyces cerevisiae AHAS reveals that the dimer is asymmetric, with the catalytic centres having distinct structures where FAD is trapped in two different conformations indicative of different redox states...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171725/fluorinated-chaperone-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-formulations-for-%C3%AE-glucocerebrosidase-activity-enhancement-in-neuronopathic-gaucher-disease
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M Isabel Garcia-Moreno, Mario de la Mata, Elena Matilde Sánchez-Fernández, Juan M Benito, Antonio J Díaz-Quintana, Santos Fustero, Eiji Nanba, Katsumi Higaki, José A Sánchez Alcázar, José Manuel García Fernández, Carmen Ortiz Mellet
Amphiphilic glycomimetics encompassing a rigid, undistortable nor-tropane skeleton based on 1,6-anhydro-L-idonojirimycin and a polyfluorinated antenna, when formulated as the corresponding inclusion complexes with β-cyclodextrin (βCD), have been shown to behave as pharmacological chaperones (PCs) that efficiently rescue lysosomal β-glucocerebrosidase mutants associated to the neuronopathic variants of Gaucher disease (GD), including the highly refractory L444P/L444P and L444P/P415R single nucleotide polymorphs, in patient fibroblasts...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165410/bone-mineral-density-mechanical-microstructural-properties-and-mineral-content-of-the-femur-in-growing-rats-fed-with-cactus-opuntia-ficus-indica-l-mill-cactaceae-cladodes-as-calcium-source-in-diet
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Ezequiel Hernández-Becerra, Elsa Gutiérrez-Cortez, Alicia Del Real, Alejandra Rojas-Molina, Mario Rodríguez-García, Efraín Rubio, Michelle Quintero-García, Isela Rojas-Molina
Mechanical, microstructural properties, mineral content and bone mineral density (BMD) of the femur were evaluated in growing rats fed with Opuntia ficus indica (L.) Mill. (Cactaceae) cladodes at different maturity stages as calcium source. Male weanling rats were fed with cladodes at early maturity stage (25 and 60 days of age, belonging to groups N-60 and N-200, respectively) and cladodes at late maturity stage (100 and 135 days of age, belonging to groups N-400 and N-600, respectively) for 6 weeks. Additionally, a control group fed with calcium carbonate as calcium source was included for comparative purposes...
February 4, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161546/evaluation-of-changes-in-promoters-use-of-ucoes-and-chain-order-to-improve-the-antibody-production-in-cho-cells
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Maria Del Refugio Rocha-Pizaña, Guadalupe Ascencio-Favela, Brenda Maribell Soto-García, Margarita de la Luz Martinez-Fierro, Mario Moisés Alvarez
Therapy with biopharmaceuticals, mainly recombinant antibodies, offers patients higher life expectancy and better life quality than pharmacologic therapy. Countries with the highest scientific development are investing in this kind of therapy, and this is why the optimization of the production of these recombinant proteins would lead to their higher production and lower costs of the final product. Modifications in the use of promoters, the use of recombination regions, and the change in the order of the chains, are some of the genetic engineering changes that can increase the production of recombinant antibodies...
February 2, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159840/the-role-of-a-fad-cofactor-in-the-regulation-of-acetohydroxyacid-synthase-by-redox-signaling-molecules
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Thierry Lonhienne, Mario D Garcia, Luke W Guddat
Acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) catalyzes the first step of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) biosynthesis, a pathway essential to the lifecycle of plants and microorganisms. This enzyme is of high interest because its inhibition is at the base of the exceptional potency of herbicides and potentially a target for the discovery of new antimicrobial drugs. The enzyme has conserved attributes from its predicted ancestor, pyruvate oxidase, such as a ubiquinone-binding site and the requirement for FAD as cofactor...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156248/long-term-surgical-results-of-supplementary-motor-area-epilepsy-surgery
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Mario A Alonso-Vanegas, Daniel San-Juan, Ricardo M Buentello García, Carlos Castillo-Montoya, Horacio Sentíes-Madrid, Erika Brust Mascher, Paul Shkurovick Bialik, Carlos Trenado
OBJECTIVE Supplementary motor area (SMA) epilepsy is a well-known clinical condition; however, long-term surgical outcome reports are scarce and correspond to small series or isolated case reports. The aim of this study is to present the surgical results of SMA epilepsy patients treated at 2 reference centers in Mexico City. METHODS For this retrospective descriptive study (1999-2014), 52 patients underwent lesionectomy and/or corticectomy of the SMA that was guided by electrocorticography (ECoG). The clinical, neurophysiological, neuroimaging, and pathological findings are described...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155994/pancreatic-stone-protein-and-soluble-cd25-for-infection-and-sepsis-in-an-emergency-department
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Luis García de Guadiana-Romualdo, Mario Berger, Enrique Jiménez-Santos, Sergio Rebollo-Acebes, Roberto Jiménez-Sánchez, Patricia Esteban-Torrella, Ana Hernando-Holgado, Alejandro Ortín-Freire, María Dolores Albaladejo-Otón
BACKGROUND: Infection is a common problem in Emergency Departments (ED) and is associated with high mortality, morbidity and costs. Identifying infection in ED patients can be challenging. Biomarkers can facilitate its diagnosis, enabling an early management and improving outcomes. In the critical care setting, two emerging biomarkers, pancreatic stone protein (PSP) and soluble CD25 (sCD25), have demonstrated to be useful for diagnosis of sepsis. We aimed to assess the diagnostic value of these biomarkers, in comparison to procalcitonin (PCT), for infection and sepsis in an ED population with suspected infection...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154372/therapeutic-effect-of-the-immunomodulatory-drug-lenalidomide-but-not-pomalidomide-in-experimental-models-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Belen Lopez-Millan, Rafael Diaz de la Guardia, Heleia Roca-Ho, Carmen M García-Herrero, Jessie R Lavoie, Michael Rosu-Myles, Elena Gonzalez-Rey, Francisco O'Valle, Gabriel Criado, Mario Delgado, Pablo Menendez
Thalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug (IMiD) with proven therapeutic action in several autoimmune/inflammatory diseases; however, its inherent high toxicity has led to the development of more powerful and safer thalidomide analogs, including lenalidomide and pomalidomide. These are new generation IMiDs that exhibit direct antitumor activity as well as anti-inflammatory/immunomodulatory properties, and are FDA-approved for the treatment of several hematological malignances. Here we investigated the potential therapeutic effects of lenalidomide and pomalidomide in several experimental murine models of autoimmune/inflammatory diseases: 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid- and dextran sulfate sodium-induced inflammatory bowel disease and type II collagen-induced arthritis...
February 3, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151958/effects-of-acute-and-chronic-exercise-on-the-osmotic-stability-of-erythrocyte-membrane-of-competitive-swimmers
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Lara Ferreira Paraiso, Ana Flávia Mayrink Gonçalves-E-Oliveira, Lucas Moreira Cunha, Omar Pereira de Almeida Neto, Adriana Garcia Pacheco, Karinne Beatriz Gonçalves Araújo, Mário da Silva Garrote-Filho, Morun Bernardino Neto, Nilson Penha-Silva
This study aimed to evaluate the influence of acute and chronic exercise on erythrocyte membrane stability and various blood indices in a population consisting of five national-level male swimmers, over 18 weeks of training. The evaluations were made at the beginning and end of the 1st, 7th, 13th and 18th weeks, when volume and training intensity have changed. The effects manifested at the beginning of those weeks were considered due to chronic adaptations, while the effects observed at the end of the weeks were considered due to acute manifestations of the exercise load of that week...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145906/safety-of-tofacitinib-in-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-latin-america-compared-with-the-rest-of-the-world-population
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Oswaldo M Castañeda, Felix J Romero, Ariel Salinas, Gustavo Citera, Eduardo Mysler, Oscar Rillo, Sebastiao C Radominski, Mario H Cardiel, Juan J Jaller, Carlos Alvarez-Moreno, Dario Ponce de Leon, Graciela Castelli, Erika G García, Kenneth Kwok, Ricardo Rojo
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, autoimmune disease characterized by joint destruction. Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of RA. This post hoc analysis assessed the safety of tofacitinib in Latin American (LA) patients with RA versus the Rest of World (RoW) population. METHODS: Data were pooled from 14 clinical studies of tofacitinib: six Phase 2, six Phase 3 and two long-term extension studies. Incidence rates (IRs; patients with events/100 patient-years of treatment exposure) were calculated for safety events of special interest combined across tofacitinib doses...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144867/removal-of-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-adsorption-on-activated-carbon
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María P Elizalde-González, Esmeralda García-Díaz, Mario González-Perea, Jürgen Mattusch
Three carbon samples were employed in this work, including commercial (1690 m(2) g(-1)), activated carbon prepared from guava seeds (637 m(2) g(-1)), and activated carbon prepared from avocado kernel (1068 m(2) g(-1)), to study the adsorption of the following gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs): gadoterate meglumine Dotarem®, gadopentetate dimeglumine Magnevist®, and gadoxetate disodium Primovist®. The activation conditions with H3PO4 were optimized using a Taguchi methodology to obtain mesoporous materials...
January 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138738/expression-of-a-codon-optimized-%C3%AE-glucosidase-from-cellulomonas-flavigena-pr-22-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-for-bioethanol-production-from-cellobiose
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Francisco Javier Ríos-Fránquez, Enrique González-Bautista, Teresa Ponce-Noyola, Ana Carmela Ramos-Valdivia, Héctor Mario Poggi-Varaldo, Jaime García-Mena, Alfredo Martinez
Bioethanol is one of the main biofuels produced from the fermentation of saccharified agricultural waste; however, this technology needs to be optimized for profitability. Because the commonly used ethanologenic yeast strains are unable to assimilate cellobiose, several efforts have been made to express cellulose hydrolytic enzymes in these yeasts to produce ethanol from lignocellulose. The C. flavigenabglA gene encoding β-glucosidase catalytic subunit was optimized for preferential codon usage in S. cerevisiae...
January 30, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137884/comprehensive-understanding-of-acetohydroxyacid-synthase-inhibition-by-different-herbicide-families
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Mario D Garcia, Amanda Nouwens, Thierry G Lonhienne, Luke W Guddat
Five commercial herbicide families inhibit acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS, E.C. 2.2.1.6), which is the first enzyme in the branched-chain amino acid biosynthesis pathway. The popularity of these herbicides is due to their low application rates, high crop vs. weed selectivity, and low toxicity in animals. Here, we have determined the crystal structures of Arabidopsis thaliana AHAS in complex with two members of the pyrimidinyl-benzoate (PYB) and two members of the sulfonylamino-carbonyl-triazolinone (SCT) herbicide families, revealing the structural basis for their inhibitory activity...
January 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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