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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449465/application-of-bronchoscope-for-the-placement-of-nasoenteric-feeding-tube-in-patients-with-esophagectomy-a-novel-technique
#1
Hai-Xia Cao, Wei Zhang, Jun Zhang, Xiong-Huai Hua, Jian-Jun Qin, Yin Li
BACKGROUND: Currently the available techniques for the placement of nasoenteric feeding tube (NET), utilizing transnasal gastroscope are fast and tolerable, which is known as the most popular method. However, lots of hospitals don't have this endoscopic system. Bronchoscope, which is the basic respiratory endoscope, not only has the advantages of transnasal endoscopy, but also is popular in common hospitals. We used oxygen instillation as air supply plant of the bronchoscope, which broke its application limitation in digestive tract...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449118/polyphosphate-accumulating-bacterial-community-colonizing-the-calcium-bodies-of-terrestrial-isopod-crustaceans-titanethes-albus-and-hyloniscus-riparius
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Rok Kostanjšek, Vittori Miloš, Vesna Srot, Peter A van Aken, Štrus Jasna
Terrestrial isopods from the group Trichoniscidae accumulate calcium in specialized organs, known as the calcium bodies. These consist of two pairs of epithelial sacs located alongside the digestive system. These organs contain various forms of calcium and constantly present bacteria. To elucidate their origin and role, we analyzed the bacteria of the calcium bodies in the cave-dwelling isopod Titanethes albus and the epigean species Hyloniscus riparius, by microscopy, histochemistry, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, 16S rRNA analysis and in situ hybridization...
April 25, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447989/fabrication-of-extracellular-matrix-derived-foams-and-microcarriers-as-tissue-specific-cell-culture-and-delivery-platforms
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Anna Kornmuller, Cody F C Brown, Claire Yu, Lauren E Flynn
Cell function is mediated by interactions with the extracellular matrix (ECM), which has complex tissue-specific composition and architecture. The focus of this article is on the methods for fabricating ECM-derived porous foams and microcarriers for use as biologically-relevant substrates in advanced 3D in vitro cell culture models or as pro-regenerative scaffolds and cell delivery systems for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Using decellularized tissues or purified insoluble collagen as a starting material, the techniques can be applied to synthesize a broad array of tissue-specific bioscaffolds with customizable geometries...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447345/in-vitro-microbial-protein-synthesis-ruminal-degradation-and-post-ruminal-digestibility-of-crude-protein-of-dairy-rations-containing-quebracho-tannin-extract
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J Castro-Montoya, E Westreicher-Kristen, A Henke, M Diaby, A Susenbeth, U Dickhoefer
This study evaluated the effects of Quebracho tannin extract (QTE) on in vitro ruminal fermentation, chemical composition of rumen microbes, ruminal degradation and intestinal digestibility of crude protein (iCPd). Three treatments were tested, the control (basal diet without QTE), the basal diet with 15 g QTE/kg dry matter (DM) and the basal diet with 30 g QTE/kg DM. The basal diet contained (g/kg DM): 339 grass silage, 317 maize silage and 344 concentrate. In vitro gas production kinetic was determined using the Hohenheim gas test (Experiment 1)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445963/genetic-polymorphisms-of-bcl-2-promoter-in-cancer-susceptibility-and-prognosis-a-meta-analysis
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Zhongqiang Yao, Binhui Yang, Zhongqiu Liu, Wei Li, Qihua He, Xingchun Peng
Bcl-2 is critical for tumorigenesis. However, previous studies on the association of Bcl-2 promoter polymorphisms with predisposition to different cancer types are somewhat contradictory. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis regarding the relationship between Bcl-2 promoter single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and cancer susceptibility and prognosis. Up to August 2016, 32 original publications were identified covering two Bcl-2 promoter SNPs (rs2279115 and rs1801018). Our results showed statistically significant association between rs2279115 and cancer susceptibility and prognosis in all four genetic models but not in rs1801018...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445847/to-elute-or-not-to-elute-in-immunocapture-bottom-up-lc-ms
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Maren Christin Stillesby Levernæs, Marianne Nordlund Broughton, Léon Reubsaet, Trine Grønhaug Halvorsen
Immunocapture-based bottom-up LC-MS is a promising technique for the quantification of low abundant proteins. Magnetic immunocapture beads provide efficient enrichment from complex samples through the highly specific interaction between the target protein and its antibody. In this article, we have performed the first thorough comparison between digestion of proteins while bound to antibody coated beads versus after elution from the beads. Two previously validated immunocapture based MS methods for the quantification of pro-gastrin releasing peptide (ProGRP) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) were used as model systems...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445321/clinical-analysis-and-prognosis-of-synchronous-and-metachronous-multiple-primary-malignant-tumors
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Meng Lv, Xiao Zhang, Yanwei Shen, Fan Wang, Jiao Yang, Biyuan Wang, Zheling Chen, Pan Li, Xiaoman Zhang, Shuting Li, Jin Yang
The aim of this study was to determine the clinical features, treatment factors, and prognosis of patients with multiple primary malignant tumors (MPMTs). In total, 161 patients with MPMTs at our hospital (The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China) were analyzed in this study. We found that among 161 patients with MPMTs, 78 (48.4%) patients had synchronous tumors and 83 (51.6%) patients had metachronous tumors. Most clinical and pathological features were similar in both groups...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444794/protection-of-protein-from-ruminal-degradation-by-alkali-induced-oxidation-of-chlorogenic-acid-in-sunflower-meal
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V Bongartz, C Böttger, N Wilhelmy, N Schulze-Kaysers, K-H Südekum, A Schieber
Lactating ruminants require an adequate supply of absorbable amino acids for the synthesis of milk protein from two sources, that is crude protein (CP) synthesized microbially in the rumen and ruminally undegraded CP (RUP) from feed which can both be digested in the small intestine. Several chemical and physical methods have been identified as being effective in increasing the proportion of RUP of total CP of a feedstuff, yet there is a continuing need for developing and establishing methods which protect feed protein from ruminal degradation with acceptable expenditure of labour and other costs...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437427/bacterial-diversity-of-bacteriomes-and-organs-of-reproductive-digestive-and-excretory-systems-in-two-cicada-species-hemiptera-cicadidae
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Zhou Zheng, Dandan Wang, Hong He, Cong Wei
Cicadas form intimate symbioses with bacteria to obtain nutrients that are scarce in the xylem fluid they feed on. The obligate symbionts in cicadas are purportedly confined to specialized bacteriomes, but knowledge of bacterial communities associated with cicadas is limited. Bacterial communities in the bacteriomes and organs of reproductive, digestive and excretory systems of two cicada species (Platypleura kaempferi and Meimuna mongolica) were investigated using different methods, and the bacterial diversity and distribution patterns of dominant bacteria in different tissues were compared...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437293/increased-cancer-incidence-in-the-local-population-around-metal-contaminated-glassworks-sites
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Fredrik Nyqvist, Ingela Helmfrid, Anna Augustsson, Gun Wingren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine mortality causes and cancer incidence in a population cohort that have resided in close proximity to highly metal-contaminated sources, characterized by contamination of, in particular, arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb). METHODS: Data from Swedish registers were used to calculate standardized mortality and cancer incidence ratios. An attempt to relate cancer incidence to metal contamination levels was made...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436960/amyloid-fibril-systems-reduce-stabilize-and-deliver-bioavailable-nanosized-iron
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Yi Shen, Lidija Posavec, Sreenath Bolisetty, Florentine M Hilty, Gustav Nyström, Joachim Kohlbrecher, Monika Hilbe, Antonella Rossi, Jeannine Baumgartner, Michael B Zimmermann, Raffaele Mezzenga
Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a major global public health problem. A sustainable and cost-effective strategy to reduce IDA is iron fortification of foods, but the most bioavailable fortificants cause adverse organoleptic changes in foods. Iron nanoparticles are a promising solution in food matrices, although their tendency to oxidize and rapidly aggregate in solution severely limits their use in fortification. Amyloid fibrils are protein aggregates initially known for their association with neurodegenerative disorders, but recently described in the context of biological functions in living organisms and emerging as unique biomaterial building blocks...
April 24, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434171/peroxidatic-cysteine-residue-of-peroxiredoxin-2-separated-from-human-red-blood-cells-treated-by-tert-butyl-hydroperoxide-is-hyperoxidized-into-sulfinic-and-sulfonic-acids
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Yo-Ichi Ishida, Mariko Aki, Sohta Fujiwara, Masami Nagahama, Yuki Ogasawara
Peroxiredoxin 2 (Prx2) is a redox enzyme that is abundantly expressed in red blood cells (RBCs) and has been the focus of clinical attention for monitoring the oxidative status. We previously developed a method to quantify the reduced and hyperoxidized forms of Prx2 in human RBCs using reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). In the present study, we investigated the hyperoxidative status of Prx2 at the molecular level in a post-translational modification analysis using a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) system...
April 22, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433896/in-situ-sludge-pretreatment-in-a-single-stage-anaerobic-digester
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Yun Chen, Keke Xiao, Xie Jiang, Nan Shen, Raymond J Zeng, Yan Zhou
This study aimed to develop an in-situ sludge pretreatment method by increasing the temperature from thermophilic to extreme thermophilic condition in a single-stage anaerobic digester. The results revealed that a stable performance was obtained within the temperature range of 55-65°C, and the maximum methane yield of 208.51±13.66mL/g VS was obtained at 65°C. Moreover, the maximum extent of hydrolysis (33%) and acidification (27.1%) was also observed at 65°C. However, further increase of temperature to 70°C did not improve the organic conversion efficiency...
April 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433761/a-glycoproteomic-approach-reveals-that-the-s-layer-glycoprotein-of-lactobacillus-kefiri-cidca-83111-is-o-and-n-glycosylated
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Gustavo J Cavallero, Mariano Malamud, Adriana C Casabuono, M de Los Ángeles Serradell, Alicia S Couto
In Gram-positive bacteria, such as lactic acid bacteria, general glycosylation systems have not been documented so far. The aim of this work was to characterize in detail the glycosylation of the S-layer protein of Lactobacillus kefiri CIDCA 83111. A reductive β-elimination treatment followed by anion exchange high performance liquid chromatography analysis was useful to characterize the O-glycosidic structures. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry analysis confirmed the presence of oligosaccharides bearing from 5 to 8 glucose units carrying galacturonic acid...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433161/does-kappa-carrageenan-thermoreversible-gelation-affect-%C3%AE-carotene-oxidative-degradation-and-bioaccessibility-in-o-w-emulsions
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Christos Soukoulis, Maria Tsevdou, Lina Yonekura, Sébastien Cambier, Petros S Taoukis, Lucien Hoffmann
In the present work oil-in-gel (o/g) emulsions comprising 0.4-1% w/w κ-carrageenan in the absence and presence of Ca(2+) (20mM) were investigated for their ability to hamper the oxidative degradation under isothermal (5, 20 and 37°C) ambient air storage conditions and promote the in vitro bioaccessibility of β-carotene. The mechanical and structure conformational aspects of the o/g emulsions throughout in vitro digestion were measured by means of oscillatory rheology and optical microscopy. Although the addition of κ-carrageenan reduced by more than 50% (from 0...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432834/molecular-control-of-gut-formation-in-the-spider-parasteatoda-tepidariorum
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Natália Martins Feitosa, Matthias Pechmann, Evelyn E Schwager, Vitória Tobias-Santos, Alistair P McGregor, Wim G M Damen, Rodrigo Nunes da Fonseca
The development of a digestive system is an essential feature of bilaterians. Studies of the molecular control of gut formation in arthropods have been studied in detail in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. However, little is known in other arthropods, especially in noninsect arthropods. To better understand the evolution of arthropod alimentary system, we investigate the molecular control of gut development in the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Pt), the primary chelicerate model species for developmental studies...
April 22, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432093/diversity-of-integrative-and-conjugative-elements-of-streptococcus-salivarius-and-their-intra-and-interspecies-transfer
#17
Narimane Dahmane, Virginie Libante, Florence Charron-Bourgoin, Eric Guédon, Gérard Guédon, Nathalie Leblond-Bourget, Sophie Payot
Integrative and Conjugative Elements (ICEs) are widespread chromosomal mobile genetic elements, which can transfer autonomously by conjugation in bacteria. Thirteen ICEs with a conjugation module closely related to that of ICESt3 of Streptococcus thermophilus were characterized in Streptococcus salivarius by whole genome sequencing. Sequence comparison highlighted ICE evolution by shuffling of 3 different integration/excision modules (for integration in the 3' end of fda, rpsI or rpmG genes) with the conjugation module of the ICESt3 subfamily...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432057/imaging-and-modeling-of-acute-pressure-induced-changes-of-collagen-and-elastin-microarchitectures-in-pig-and-human-resistance-arteries
#18
Maria Bloksgaard, Thomas M Leurgans, Bart Spronck, Maarten Hg Heusinkveld, Bjarne Thorsted, Kristoffer Rosenstand, Inger Nissen, Ulla Melchior Hansen, Jonathan R Brewer, Luis A Bagatolli, Lars M Rasmussen, Akhmadjon Irmukhamedov, Koen D Reesink, Jo G R De Mey
The impact of disease related changes in the extracellular matrix (ECM) on the mechanical properties of human resistance arteries largely remains to be established. Resistance arteries from both pig and human parietal pericardium (PRA) display a different ECM microarchitecture compared to frequently used rodent mesenteric arteries. We hypothesized that the biaxial mechanics of PRA mirror pressure induced changes in the ECM microarchitecture. This was tested using isolated pig PRA as model system, integrating vital imaging, pressure myography and mathematical modeling...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431927/membrane-insertion-of-f0-c-subunit-of-f0f1-atpase-depends-on-glycolipozyme-mpiase-and-is-stimulated-by-yidc
#19
Hanako Nishikawa, Masaru Sasaki, Ken-Ichi Nishiyama
The F0 c subunit of F0F1 ATPase (F0-c) possesses two membrane-spanning stretches with N- and C-termini exposed to the periplasmic (extracellular) side of the cytoplasmic membrane of E. coli. Although F0-c insertion has been extensively analyzed in vitro by means of protease protection assaying, it is unclear whether such assays allow elucidation of the insertion process faithfully, since the membrane-protected fragment, an index of membrane insertion, is a full-length polypeptide of F0-c, which is the same as the protease-resistant conformation without membrane insertion...
April 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428289/draft-genome-sequence-of-methylocaldum-sp-strain-14b-an-obligate-hydrogen-sulfide-tolerant-methanotrophic-strain-that-can-convert-biogas-to-methanol
#20
Xiangdong Wei, Xumen Ge, Yebo Li, Zhongtang Yu
The draft genome sequence of Methylocaldum sp. 14B, an obligate methanotrophic strain isolated from solid-state anaerobic digestion systems, is reported here. Strain 14B possesses genes for methane oxidation and exhibited tolerance to H2S.
April 20, 2017: Genome Announcements
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