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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934707/investigating-sources-and-sinks-of-n2o-expression-from-freshwater-microbial-communities-in-urban-watershed-sediments
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Christopher Weisener, Jumin Lee, Subba Rao Chaganti, Thomas Reid, Nick Falk, Ken Drouillard
Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) serve as point-source inputs for a variety of nutrients often dominated by nitrogenous compounds as a result of anthropogenic influence. These effluents can impact biogeochemical cycles in freshwater estuaries, influencing microbial communities in both the water and sediment compartments. To assess the impact of point source nutrients, a transect of sediment and pore water samples were collected from 4 locations in the Little River Sub-watershed including locations above and below the Little River Pollution Control Plant (LRPCP)...
September 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934652/ecophysiological-responses-to-excess-iron-in-lowland-and-upland-rice-cultivars
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Caroline Müller, Solange Ferreira da Silveira Silveira, Danilo de Menezes Daloso, Giselle Camargo Mendes, Andrew Merchant, Kacilda Naomi Kuki, Marco Antonio Oliva, Marcelo Ehlers Loureiro, Andréa Miyasaka Almeida
Iron (Fe) is an essential nutrient for plants but under high concentrations, such as that found naturally in clay and waterlogged soils, its toxic effect can limit production. This study aimed to investigate the stress tolerance responses exhibited by different rice cultivars. Both lowland and upland cultivars were grown under excess Fe and hypoxic conditions. Lowland cultivars showed higher Fe accumulation in roots compared with upland cultivars suggesting the use of different strategies to tolerate excess Fe...
September 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933985/acn-1-a-c-elegans-homologue-of-ace-genetically-interacts-with-the-let-7-microrna-and-other-heterochronic-genes
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Chanatip Metheetrairut, Yuri Ahuja, Frank J Slack
The heterochronic pathway in C. elegans controls the relative timing of cell fate decisions during post-embryonic development. It includes a network of microRNAs (miRNAs), such as let-7, and protein-coding genes, such as the stemness factors, LIN-28 and LIN-41. Here we identified the acn-1 gene, a homologue of mammalian angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), as a new suppressor of the stem cell developmental defects of let-7 mutants. Since acn-1 null mutants die during early larval development, we used RNAi to characterize the role of acn-1 in C...
September 21, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933615/role-of-dicer1-in-thyroid-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
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Ricardo Cortez Cardoso Penha, Romina Sepe, Marco De Martino, Francesco Esposito, Simona Pellecchia, Maddalena Raia, Luigi Del Vecchio, Myriam Decaussin-Petrucci, Gabriella De Vita, Luis Felipe Ribeiro Pinto, Alfredo Fusco
DICER1 plays a central role in the biogenesis of microRNAs and it is important for normal development. Altered microRNA expression and DICER1 dysregulation have been described in several types of tumors, including thyroid carcinomas. Recently, our group identified a new somatic mutation (c.5438A>G; E1813G) within DICER1 gene of an unknown function. Herein, we show that DICER1 is overexpressed, at mRNA level, in a significant-relative number of papillary (70%) and anaplastic (42%) thyroid carcinoma samples, whereas is drastically downregulated in all the analyzed human thyroid carcinoma cell lines (TPC-1, BCPAP, FRO and 8505c) in comparison with normal thyroid tissue samples...
September 21, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932265/removal-of-glucuronic-acid-from-xylan-is-a-strategy-to-improve-the-conversion-of-plant-biomass-to-sugars-for-bioenergy
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Jan J Lyczakowski, Krzysztof B Wicher, Oliver M Terrett, Nuno Faria-Blanc, Xiaolan Yu, David Brown, Kristian B R M Krogh, Paul Dupree, Marta Busse-Wicher
BACKGROUND: Plant lignocellulosic biomass can be a source of fermentable sugars for the production of second generation biofuels and biochemicals. The recalcitrance of this plant material is one of the major obstacles in its conversion into sugars. Biomass is primarily composed of secondary cell walls, which is made of cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin. Xylan, a hemicellulose, binds to the cellulose microfibril and is hypothesised to form an interface between lignin and cellulose. Both softwood and hardwood xylan carry glucuronic acid side branches...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932214/succinyl-coa-mesaconate-coa-transferase-and-mesaconyl-coa-hydratase-enzymes-of-the-methylaspartate-cycle-in-haloarcula-hispanica
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Farshad Borjian, Ulrike Johnsen, Peter Schönheit, Ivan A Berg
Growth on acetate or other acetyl-CoA-generating substrates as a sole source of carbon requires an anaplerotic pathway for the conversion of acetyl-CoA into cellular building blocks. Haloarchaea (class Halobacteria) possess two different anaplerotic pathways, the classical glyoxylate cycle and the novel methylaspartate cycle. The methylaspartate cycle was discovered in Haloarcula spp. and operates in ∼40% of sequenced haloarchaea. In this cycle, condensation of one molecule of acetyl-CoA with oxaloacetate gives rise to citrate, which is further converted to 2-oxoglutarate and then to glutamate...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932212/comparative-genomics-of-burkholderia-singularis-sp-nov-a-low-g-c-content-free-living-bacterium-that-defies-taxonomic-dissection-of-the-genus-burkholderia
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Peter Vandamme, Charlotte Peeters, Birgit De Smet, Erin P Price, Derek S Sarovich, Deborah A Henry, Trevor J Hird, James E A Zlosnik, Mark Mayo, Jeffrey Warner, Anthony Baker, Bart J Currie, Aurélien Carlier
Four Burkholderia pseudomallei-like isolates of human clinical origin were examined by a polyphasic taxonomic approach that included comparative whole genome analyses. The results demonstrated that these isolates represent a rare and unusual, novel Burkholderia species for which we propose the name B. singularis. The type strain is LMG 28154(T) (=CCUG 65685(T)). Its genome sequence has an average mol% G+C content of 64.34%, which is considerably lower than that of other Burkholderia species. The reduced G+C content of strain LMG 28154(T) was characterized by a genome wide AT bias that was not due to reduced GC-biased gene conversion or reductive genome evolution, but might have been caused by an altered DNA base excision repair pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931761/periodontal-induced-chronic-inflammation-triggers-macrophage-secretion-of-ccl12-to-inhibit-fibroblast-mediated-cardiac-wound-healing
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Kristine Y DeLeon-Pennell, Rugmani Padmanabhan Iyer, Osasere K Ero, Courtney A Cates, Elizabeth R Flynn, Presley L Cannon, Mira Jung, De'Aries Shannon, Michael R Garrett, William Buchanan, Michael E Hall, Yonggang Ma, Merry L Lindsey
Chronic inflammatory diseases, such as periodontal disease, associate with adverse wound healing in response to myocardial infarction (MI). The goal of this study was to elucidate the molecular basis for impaired cardiac wound healing in the setting of periodontal-induced chronic inflammation. Causal network analysis of 168 inflammatory and extracellular matrix genes revealed that chronic inflammation induced by a subseptic dose of Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exacerbated infarct expression of the proinflammatory cytokine Ccl12...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930599/dissection-of-prodromal-alzheimer-s-disease
#9
Can Sheng, Yue Huang, Ying Han
Pathophysiological changes of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) begin decades before clinical symptoms become apparent, providing an important window for early diagnosis and intervention. Prodromal stage of AD, a great opportunity for effective treatment and postponing the disease onset, has drawn extensive attention. The application of different biomarkers including neuroimaging, biochemical substances and genes makes AD-related pathology detectable in vivo and exploring novel biomarkers with relatively non-invasive and low cost has intrigued a wide range of interests...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929635/association-between-interferon-induced-helicase-ifih1-rs1990760-polymorphism-and-seasonal-variation-in-the-onset-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-ifih1-polymorphism-and-type-1-diabetes-onset
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Ágnes Jermendy, Ildikó Szatmári, Anna Körner, Attila J Szabó, Péter Tóth-Heyn, Róbert Hermann
BACKGROUND: Infections, mostly of viral origin, may contribute to the seasonal variation in the onset of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The rs1990760 (A>G, Ala946Thr) polymorphism (GG genotype) of the interferon induced helicase (IFIH1), a virus recognition receptor, confers a modest protection for T1DM. The aim of our study was to evaluate a possible association between this IFIH1 polymorphism and the seasonal variation in the onset of T1DM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The IFIH1 rs1990760 polymorphism was genotyped in 1055 patients of Central-Eastern European ancestry with T1DM (median age at diagnosis: 8...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927342/expert-opinion-biomimetic-functionalized-surfaces-and-the-induction-of-bone-formation
#11
Ugo Ripamonti
Tissue engineering still needs to assign the molecular basis of pattern formation, tissue induction and morphogenesis: What next to morphogens and stem cells? Macroporous biomimetic matrices per se, without the addition of the soluble osteogenic molecular signals of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) supergene family, initiate the induction of bone formation. Carving geometries within different calcium phosphate-based macroporous bioreactors we show that geometric cues imprinted within the macroporous spaces initiate the spontaneous induction of bone...
September 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926677/ca-2-influxes-and-transmembrane-transport-are-essential-for-phytic-acid-degradation-in-mung-bean-sprouts
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Ting Zhou, Pei Wang, Runqiang Yang, Xinyue Wang, Zhenxin Gu
BACKGROUND: Phytic acid is considered as an antinutrient. Ca(2+) addition during germination has been proved to be an effective method for reducing phytic acid content in seeds. In this study, mung bean sprouts were treated with LaCl3 (La), verapamil (VP), ruthenium red (RR) and CaCl2 to explore the effect of Ca(2+) influxes on phytic acid degradation. RESULTS: 6 mM CaCl2 significantly improved extracellular and intracellular calcium precipitates and calcium content, elevated phytase and acid phosphatase activity and further enhanced phytic acid degradation...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926402/reversing-hiv-latency-via-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-signaling
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Charline Duquenne, Sandrine Gimenez, Adeline Guigues, Benjamin Viala, Caroline Boulouis, Clément Mettling, Damien Maurel, Noëlie Campos, Etienne Doumazane, Laetitia Comps-Agrar, Jamal Tazi, Laurent Prézeau, Pierre Corbeau, Vincent François
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we looked for a new family of latency reversing agents. DESIGN: We searched for G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) coexpressed with CCR5 in primary CD4+ T cells that activate infected cells and boost HIV production. METHODS: GPCR coexpression was unveiled by RT-PCR. We used FRET to analyze the dimerization with CCR5 of the expressed GPCR. Viral entry was measured by flow cytometry, reverse transcription by quantitative PCR, NFkB translocation by immunofluorescence, LTR activation using a gene reporter assay, and viral production by p24 quantification...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925409/metabolic-and-genomic-adaptations-to-winter-fattening-in-a-primate-species-the-grey-mouse-lemur-microcebus-murinus
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J Terrien, M Gaudubois, D Champeval, V Zaninotto, L Roger, J F Riou, F Aujard
AIM: To understand the mechanisms underlying the development of metabolic changes leading to obesity remains a major world health issue. Among such mechanisms, seasonality is quite underestimated although it corresponds to the manifestation of extreme metabolic flexibility in response to a changing environment. Nevertheless, the changes induced by such flexibility are far to be understood, especially at the level of insulin signaling, genomic stability or inflammation. METHODS: Here, we investigated the metabolic regulations displayed by a seasonal primate species, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) that exhibits pronounced changes in body mass during the 6-month winter season: a fattening period followed by a spontaneous fat loss, without ever reaching pathological stages...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924457/bach2-promotes-indolent-clinical-presentation-in-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
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Charles Herbaux, Elisabeth Bertrand, Guillemette Marot, Christophe Roumier, Nicolas Poret, Valérie Soenen, Olivier Nibourel, Catherine Roche-Lestienne, Natacha Broucqsault, Sylvie Galiègue-Zouitina, Eileen M Boyle, Guillemette Fouquet, Aline Renneville, Sabine Tricot, Franck Morschhauser, Claude Preudhomme, Bruno Quesnel, Stephanie Poulain, Xavier Leleu
Approximately 30% of the patients who fulfil the criteria of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) are diagnosed while asymptomatic (indolent), and will not require immediate therapy. Conversely, patients with a disease-related event will be considered for therapy. The physiopathology of these 2 groups remains unclear, and the mechanisms of progression from indolent to symptomatic WM have yet to be fully understood. Seventeen patients diagnosed with WM were included in this study, 8 asymptomatic WM (A-WM) and 9 symptomatic WM (S-WM)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924385/dna-methylation-mediated-downregulation-of-mir-449c-controls-osteosarcoma-cell-cycle-progression-by-directly-targeting-oncogene-c-myc
#16
Qing Li, Hua Li, Xueling Zhao, Bing Wang, Lin Zhang, Caiguo Zhang, Fan Zhang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are critical regulators of gene expression, and they have broad roles in the pathogenesis of different diseases including cancer. Limited studies and expression profiles of miRNAs are available in human osteosarcoma cells. By applying a miRNA microarray analysis, we observed a number of miRNAs with abnormal expression in cancerous tissues from osteosarcoma patients. Of particular interest in this study was miR-449c, which was significantly downregulated in osteosarcoma cells and patients, and its expression was negatively correlated with tumor size and tumor MSTS stages...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924241/clinical-impact-of-the-subclonal-architecture-and-mutational-complexity-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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F Nadeu, G Clot, J Delgado, D Martín-García, T Baumann, I Salaverria, S Beà, M Pinyol, P Jares, A Navarro, H Suárez-Cisneros, M Aymerich, M Rozman, N Villamor, D Colomer, M González, M Alcoceba, M J Terol, B Navarro, E Colado, Á R Payer, X S Puente, C López-Otín, A López-Guillermo, A Enjuanes, E Campo
Genome studies of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have revealed the remarkable subclonal heterogeneity of the tumors, but the clinical implications of this phenomenon are not well known. We assessed the mutational status of 28 CLL driver genes by deep-targeted next-generation sequencing and copy number alterations (CNA) in 406 previously untreated patients and 48 sequential samples. We detected small subclonal mutations (0.6-25% of cells) in nearly all genes (26/28), and they were the sole alteration in 22% of the mutated cases...
September 19, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924015/no-mediates-nitrite-sensing-and-adaptation-and-triggers-a-remodeling-of-lipids
#18
Lina J Dolch, Josselin Lupette, Guillaume Tourcier, Mariette Bedhomme, Séverine Collin, Leonardo Magneschi, Melissa Conte, Khawla Seddiki, Christelle Richard, Erwan Corre, Laurent Fourage, Frédéric Laeuffer, Robert Richards, Michael Reith, Fabrice Rébeillé, Juliette Jouhet, Patrick McGinn, Eric Marechal
Nitric oxide (NO) is an intermediate of the nitrogen cycle, an industrial pollutant and a marker of climate change. NO also acts as a gaseous transmitter in a variety of biological processes. The impact of environmental NO needs to be addressed. In diatoms, a dominant phylum in phytoplankton, NO was reported to mediate programmed cell death (PCD) in response to diatom derived polyunsaturated aldehydes. Here, using the Phaeodactylum Pt1 strain, 2E,4E-decadienal supplied in the micromolar concentration range led to a non-specific cell toxicity...
September 18, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923927/mif-and-d-dt-are-potential-disease-severity-modifiers-in-male-ms-subjects
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Gil Benedek, Roberto Meza-Romero, Kelley Jordan, Ying Zhang, Ha Nguyen, Gail Kent, Jia Li, Edwin Siu, Jenny Frazer, Marta Piecychna, Xin Du, Antoine Sreih, Lin Leng, Jack Wiedrick, Stacy J Caillier, Halina Offner, Jorge R Oksenberg, Vijayshree Yadav, Dennis Bourdette, Richard Bucala, Arthur A Vandenbark
Little is known about mechanisms that drive the development of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), although inflammatory factors, such as macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), its homolog D-dopachrome tautomerase (D-DT), and their common receptor CD74 may contribute to disease worsening. Our findings demonstrate elevated MIF and D-DT levels in males with progressive disease compared with relapsing-remitting males (RRMS) and female MS subjects, with increased levels of CD74 in females vs. males with high MS disease severity...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923415/diindolylmethane-and-its-halogenated-derivatives-induce-protective-autophagy-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells-via-induction-of-the-oncogenic-protein-aeg-1-and-activation-of-amp-dependent-kinase-ampk
#20
Hossam Draz, Alexander A Goldberg, Vladimir I Titorenko, Emma Guns, Stephen H Safe, J Thomas Sanderson
3,3'-Diindolylmethane (DIM) and its synthetic halogenated derivatives 4,4'-Br2- and 7,7'-Cl2DIM (ring-DIMs) have recently been shown to induce protective autophagy in human prostate cancer cells. The mechanisms by which DIM and ring-DIMs induce autophagy have not been elucidated. As DIM is a mitochondrial ATP-synthase inhibitor, we hypothesized that DIM and ring-DIMs induce autophagy via alteration of intracellular AMP/ATP ratios and activation of AMPK signaling in prostate cancer cells. We found that DIM and ring-DIMs induced autophagy was accompanied by increased autophagic vacuole formation and conversion of LC3BI to LC3BII in LNCaP and C42B human prostate cancer cells...
September 15, 2017: Cellular Signalling
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