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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454112/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-maize-responses-to-early-leaf-senescence-induced-by-preventing-pollination
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Liancheng Wu, Shunxi Wang, Lei Tian, Liuji Wu, Mingna Li, Jun Zhang, Pei Li, Weiqiang Zhang, Yanhui Chen
The aim of this study was to explore the molecular mechanisms of induced leaf senescence by preventing pollination in maize using a proteomic method combined with other physiological methods. An elite maize inbred line Yu816 were selected for evaluation of its senescence mechanism. Phenotypic and chlorophyll content analysis revealed that the onset of leaf senescence occurred earlier in non-pollinated (NONPOL) leaves than pollinated (POL) leaves. Leaf protein species of NONPOL and POL leaves were separately extracted and their proteomes were assessed using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) analysis...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453460/development-and-initial-characterization-of-a-novel-ghrelin-receptor-crispr-cas9-knockout-wistar-rat-model
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L J Zallar, B J Tunstall, C T Richie, Y J Zhang, Z B You, E L Gardner, M Heilig, J Pickel, G F Koob, L F Vendruscolo, B K Harvey, L Leggio
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Ghrelin, a stomach-derived hormone implicated in numerous behaviors including feeding, reward, stress, and addictive behaviors, acts by binding to the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR). Here, we present the development, verification, and initial characterization of a novel GHSR knockout (KO) Wistar rat model created with CRISPR genome editing. METHODS: Using CRISPR/Cas9, we developed a GHSR KO in a Wistar background. Loss of GHSR mRNA expression was histologically verified using RNAscope in wild-type (WT; n = 2) and KO (n = 2) rats...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452227/age-and-experience-dependent-changes-in-egr-1-expression-during-the-ontogeny-of-the-context-preexposure-facilitation-effect-cpfe
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P A Robinson-Drummer, T Chakraborty, N A Heroux, J B Rosen, M E Stanton
The context preexposure facilitation effect (CPFE) is a variant of contextual fear conditioning in which acquisition of the contextual representation and association of the retrieved contextual memory with an immediate foots-hock are separated by 24hrs. During the CPFE, learning- related expression patterns of the early growth response -1 gene (Egr-1) vary based on training phase and brain sub-region in adult and adolescent rats (Asok, Schreiber, Jablonski, Rosen, & Stanton, 2013; Shreiber et al., 2014; Chakraborty, Asok, Stanton, & Rosen, 2016)...
February 13, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451224/hypogonadism-in-male-thalassemia-major-patients-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Mohamed A Yassin, Salvatore Di Maio, Shahina Daar, Heba Elsedfy, Nada Soliman, Christos Kattamis
Failure of pubertal growth, delay or absence of sexual development, infertility and sexual dysfunction due to hypogonadism and defective spermatogenesis are frequent and well recognized disturbances among male patients with transfusion dependent (TD) thalassaemia major (β-thal). These problems are attributed mainly to the damage caused by chronic anaemia and the deposition of excess iron in the pituitary gland and testicles. This is a short review of male pubertal disorders in patients with β-thal written by pediatric endocrinologists and haematologists with an interest and active involvement, in the diagnosis and management of these complications in this group of patients...
February 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450758/overexpression-of-altmp2-gene-from-the-halophyte-grass-aeluropus-littoralis-in-transgenic-tobacco-enhances-tolerance-to-different-abiotic-stresses-by-improving-membrane-stability-and-deregulating-some-stress-related-genes
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Walid Ben-Romdhane, Rania Ben-Saad, Donaldo Meynard, Nabil Zouari, Ali Mahjoub, Lotfi Fki, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Abdullah Al-Doss, Afif Hassairi
Herein, we report isolation of the AlTMP2 gene from the halophytic C4 grass Aeluropus littoralis. The subcellular localization suggested that AlTMP2 is a plasma membrane protein. In A. littoralis exposed to salt and osmotic stresses, the AlTMP2 gene was induced early and at a high rate, but was upregulated relatively later in response to abscisic acid and cold treatments. Expression of AlTMP2 in tobacco conferred improved tolerance against salinity, osmotic, H 2 O 2 , heat, and freezing stresses at the germination and seedling stages...
February 15, 2018: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449532/senescence-associated-secretory-factors-induced-by-cisplatin-in-melanoma-cells-promote-non-senescent-melanoma-cell-growth-through-activation-of-the-erk1-2-rsk1-pathway
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Xuerong Sun, Benyan Shi, Huiling Zheng, Ling Min, Jie Yang, Xiaoyi Li, Xiaoxin Liao, Weixing Huang, Mingmeng Zhang, Shun Xu, Zhe Zhu, Hongjing Cui, Xinguang Liu
Although targeted therapy and immunotherapy greatly improve the outcome of melanoma, drug resistance and low response rates still maintain the unsubstitutability of traditional chemotherapy. Cisplatin (CDDP) is widely used in different types of tumours with high response rates, but it generally has low efficiency in melanoma. The mechanisms underpinning the phenomena are not sufficiently understood. Here we demonstrated that various melanoma cell lines adopted senescence phenotype after CDDP treatment in contrast to the other types of tumour cells...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449409/a-human-specific-switch-of-alternatively-spliced-afmid-isoforms-contributes-to-tp53-mutations-and-tumor-recurrence-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Kuan-Ting Lin, Wai Kit Ma, Juergen Scharner, Yun-Ru Liu, Adrian R Krainer
Pre-mRNA splicing can contribute to the switch of cell identity that occurs in carcinogenesis. Here, we analyze a large collection of RNA-seq data sets and report that splicing changes in hepatocyte-specific enzymes, such as AFMID and KHK , are associated with HCC patients' survival and relapse. The switch of AFMID isoforms is an early event in HCC development and is associated with driver mutations in TP53 and ARID1A The switch of AFMID isoforms is human-specific and not detectable in other species, including primates...
February 15, 2018: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448072/a-phase-iii-study-comparing-sb3-a-proposed-trastuzumab-biosimilar-and-trastuzumab-reference-product-in-her2-positive-early-breast-cancer-treated-with-neoadjuvant-adjuvant-treatment-final-safety-immunogenicity-and-survival-results
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X Pivot, I Bondarenko, Z Nowecki, M Dvorkin, E Trishkina, J-H Ahn, S-A Im, T Sarosiek, S Chatterjee, M Z Wojtukiewicz, Y Shparyk, V Moiseyenko, M Bello, V Semiglazov, Y Lee, J Lim
BACKGROUND: The equivalent efficacy between SB3, a proposed trastuzumab biosimilar, and the trastuzumab reference product (TRZ) in terms of the breast pathologic complete response rate after neoadjuvant therapy in patients with early or locally advanced human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer was demonstrated in the previous report. Here, we report the final safety, immunogenicity and survival results after neoadjuvant-adjuvant treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomised 1:1 to receive neoadjuvant SB3 or TRZ for 8 cycles concurrently with chemotherapy (4 cycles of docetaxel followed by 4 cycles of 5-fluorouracil/epirubicin/cyclophosphamide)...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447229/hiv-epidemics-in-shenzhen-and-chongqing-china
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Shu Yang, Alice P Y Chiu, Qianying Lin, Ziqian Zeng, Yafei Li, Yao Zhang, Zhengrong Yang, Lin Yang, Daihai He
OBJECTIVE: Men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexuals are the populations with the fastest growing HIV infection rates in China. We characterize the epidemic growth and age patterns between these two routes from 2004 to 2015 in Chongqing and Shenzhen, China. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were downloaded from the National HIV/ AIDS Comprehensive Response Information Management System. For the new HIV diagnoses of heterosexuals and MSM in both cities, we estimated the growth rates by fitting different sub-exponential models...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446342/effects-of-oral-supplementation-with-spirulina-and-chlorella-on-growth-and-digestive-health-in-piglets-around-weaning
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H Furbeyre, J van Milgen, T Mener, M Gloaguen, E Labussière
Weaning of piglets is associated with important changes in gut structure and function resulting from stressful events such as separation from the sow, moving to a new facility and dietary transition from a liquid to a solid feed. This may result in post-weaning diarrhoea and a decrease in feed intake and growth. In humans, the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis (SP) and the freshwater microalga Chlorella vulgaris (CV) are known for their beneficial health effects. This study aimed to determine the effects of early oral administration of Spirulina and Chlorella in piglets on mucosal architecture and cytokine expression in the intestine around weaning, and consequences on growth performance and diarrhoea incidence...
February 15, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446045/effects-of-extracellular-orotic-acid-on-acute-contraction-induced-adaptation-patterns-in-c2c12-cells
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Thomas Beiter, Jens Hudemann, Christof Burgstahler, Andreas M Nieß, Barbara Munz
Dietary administration of orotic acid (OA), an intermediate in the pyrimidine biosynthetic pathway, is considered to provide a wide range of beneficial effects, including cardioprotection and exercise adaptation. Its mechanisms of action, when applied extracellularly, however, are barely understood. In this study, we evaluated potential effects of OA on skeletal muscle using an in vitro contraction model of electrically pulse-stimulated (EPS) C2C12 myotubes. By analyzing a subset of genes representing inflammatory, metabolic, and structural adaptation pathways, we could show that OA supplementation diminishes the EPS-provoked expression of inflammatory transcripts (interleukin 6, Il6; chemokine (C-X-C Motif) ligand 5, Cxcl5), and attenuated transcript levels of nuclear receptor subfamily 4 group A member 3 (Nr4A3), early growth response 1 (Egr1), activating transcription factor 3 (Atf3), and fast-oxidative MyHC-IIA isoform (Myh2)...
February 14, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445605/the-state-of-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-north-america-a-survey-of-thoracic-surgeons
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Ching Yeung, Sebastien Gilbert
Background: In recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the research and development of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). In the context of the 2017 Annual Asian Single-Port VATS Symposium held in Shanghai, China, we sought to describe current the state of uniportal VATS in North America and explore factors that could influence future adoption. Methods: In March 2017, a five-question survey was distributed to North American Thoracic Surgeons in order to obtain their opinion regarding the uniportal VATS approach to pulmonary resection...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445108/individual-and-combined-effects-of-herbicide-tribenuron-methyl-and-fungicide-tebuconazole-on-soil-earthworm-eisenia-fetida
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Jiqiang Chen, Muhammad Saleem, Caixia Wang, Wenxing Liang, Qingming Zhang
Earthworms are soil engineers that alter the soil bio-physical properties to favor plant growth whereas pesticides represent a significant threat to their abundance and soil health. Thus, we investigated the toxic effects of tribenuron-methyl (TBM) and tebuconazole (TEB) on the soil earthworm, Eisenia fetida. The TBM demonstrated low toxicity to E. fetida in the contact filter paper and artificial soil tests, with median lethal concentrations (LC 50 ) of 135.6 μg cm -2 at 48 h and 511 mg kg -1 on day 14, respectively...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444818/sox7-promotes-high-grade-glioma-by-increasing-vegfr2-mediated-vascular-abnormality
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Il-Kug Kim, Kangsan Kim, Eunhyeong Lee, Dong Sun Oh, Chan Soon Park, Seongyeol Park, Jee Myung Yang, Ju-Hee Kim, Hyung-Seok Kim, David T Shima, Jeong Hoon Kim, Seok Ho Hong, Young Hyun Cho, Young Hoon Kim, Jong Bae Park, Gou Young Koh, Young Seok Ju, Heung Kyu Lee, Seungjoo Lee, Injune Kim
High-grade glioma (HGG) is highly angiogenic, but antiangiogenic therapy has transient clinical benefit in only a fraction of patients. Vascular regulators of these heterogeneous responses remain undetermined. We found up-regulation of Sox7 and down-regulation of Sox17 in tumor endothelial cells (tECs) in mouse HGG. Sox7 deletion suppressed VEGFR2 expression, vascular abnormality, hypoxia-driven invasion, regulatory T cell infiltration, and tumor growth. Conversely, Sox17 deletion exacerbated these phenotypes by up-regulating Sox7 in tECs...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444449/dendritic-spine-density-and-ephrinb2-levels-of-hippocampal-and-anterior-cingulate-cortex-neurons-increase-sequentially-during-formation-of-recent-and-remote-fear-memory-in-the-mouse
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Georgia Abate, Sandra Colazingari, Alessandra Accoto, David Conversi, Arturo Bevilacqua
Memory consolidation is a dynamic process that involves a sequential remodeling of hippocampal-cortical circuits. Although synaptic events underlying memory consolidation are well assessed, fine molecular events controlling this process deserve further characterization. To this aim, we challenged male C57BL/6N mice in a contextual fear conditioning (CFC) paradigm and tested their memory 24 h, 7 days or 36 days later. Mice displayed a strong fear response at all time points with an increase in dendritic spine density and protein levels of the cell adhesion factor EphrinB2 in CA1 hippocampal neurons 24 h and 7 days post conditioning (p...
February 11, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443542/comprehensive-analysis-of-dna-methylation-and-gene-expression-datasets-identified-mmp9-and-twist1-as-important-pathogenic-genes-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
#16
Wen Tian, Yong-Sheng Li, Jing-Hua Zhang, Ji-Jun Li, Jing-Hua Gao
Due to the high mortality of lung cancer, early diagnosis followed by early effective treatment is the key to prognosis improvement, which demands to identify the biological targets. Therefore, a multistage screening analysis was used to identify biological targets of lung adenocarcinoma. Two independent datasets of DNA methylation and RNA expression microarray in lung adenocarcinoma and normal lung tissues were chosen from the Gene Expression Omnibus. The association between DNA methylation and gene expression was explored, and the prognostic value of the hub genes was also evaluated...
February 14, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438430/unravelling-the-bioherbicide-potential-of-eucalyptus-globulus-labill-biochemistry-and-effects-of-its-aqueous-extract
#17
Carolina G Puig, Manuel J Reigosa, Patrícia Valentão, Paula B Andrade, Nuria Pedrol
In the worldwide search for new strategies in sustainable weed management, the use of plant species able to produce and release phytotoxic compounds into the environment could be an effective alternative to synthetic herbicides. Eucalyptus globulus Labill. is known to be a source of biologically active compounds responsible for its phytotoxic and allelopathic properties. Our previous results demonstrated the bioherbicide potential of eucalyptus leaves incorporated into the soil as a green manure, probably through the release of phytotoxins into the soil solution...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437261/different-effects-of-phospholipase-d%C3%AE-2-and-nonspecific-phospholipase-c4-on-lipid-remodeling-and-root-hair-growth-in-arabidopsis-response-to-phosphate-deficiency
#18
Yuan Su, Maoyin Li, Liang Guo, Xuemin Wang
Phosphate (Pi) deficiency in soils is a major limiting factor for plant growth. In response to Pi deprivation, one prominent metabolic adaptation in plants is the decrease in membrane phospholipids that consume approximately one third cellular Pi. The level of two phospholipid-hydrolyzing enzymes, phospholipase Dζ2 (PLDζ2) and nonspecific phospholipase C4 (NPC4), is highly induced in Pi-deprived Arabidopsis. To determine the role of PLDζ2 and NPC4 in plant growth under Pi limitation, Arabidopsis plants deficient in both PLDζ2 and NPC4 (npc4pldζ2) were generated and characterized...
February 13, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436659/cholangiocarcinoma%C3%A2-associated-genes-identified-by-integrative-analysis-of-gene-expression-data
#19
Wei Zhong, Lianzhi Dai, Jing Liu, Song Zhou
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is characterized by delayed diagnosis and poor survival rate. Research efforts have focused on novel diagnostic technologies for this type of cancer. Transcriptomic microarray technology is a useful research strategy for investigating the molecular properties of CCA. The objective of the present study was to identify candidate biomarkers with high potential for clinical application in CCA using a meta‑analysis‑based approach. Gene expression profiles of CCA were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database for integrated analysis...
February 12, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436656/early-quantitative-profiling-of-differential-retinal-protein-expression-in-lens-induced-myopia-in-guinea-pig-using-fluorescence-difference-two-dimensional-gel-electrophoresis
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Yi Wu, Carly Siu-Yin Lam, Dennis Yan-Yin Tse, Chi Ho To, Quan Liu, Sally A McFadden, Rachel Ka-Man Chun, King Kit Li, Jianfang Bian, Chuen Lam
The current study aimed to investigate the differential protein expression in guinea pig retinas in response to lens-induced myopia (LIM) before fully compensated eye growth. Four days old guinea pigs (n=5) were subjected to ‑4D LIM for 8 days. Refractive errors were measured before and at the end of the lens wear period. Ocular dimensions were also recorded using high‑frequency A‑scan ultrasonography. After the LIM treatment, retinas of both eyes were harvested and soluble proteins were extracted. Paired retinal protein expressions in each animal were profiled and compared using a sensitive fluorescence difference two‑dimensional gel electrophoresis...
February 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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