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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352511/draft-genome-and-reference-transcriptomic-resources-for-the-urticating-pine-defoliator-thaumetopoea-pityocampa-lepidoptera-notodontidae
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B Gschloessl, F Dorkeld, H Berges, G Beydon, O Bouchez, M Branco, A Bretaudeau, C Burban, E Dubois, P Gauthier, E Lhuillier, J Nichols, S Nidelet, S Rocha, L Sauné, R Streiff, M Gautier, C Kerdelhué
The pine processionary moth Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae) is the main pine defoliator in the Mediterranean region. Its urticating larvae cause severe human and animal health concerns in the invaded areas. This species shows a high phenotypic variability for various traits, such as phenology, fecundity, and tolerance to extreme temperatures. This study presents the construction and analysis of extensive genomic and transcriptomic resources, which are an obligate prerequisite to understand their underlying genetic architecture...
January 20, 2018: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352077/whole-genome-sequencing-of-suppressor-dna-mixtures-identifies-pathways-that-compensate-for-chromosome-segregation-defects-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
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Xingya Xu, Li Wang, Mitsuhiro Yanagida
Suppressor screening is a powerful method to identify genes that when mutated, rescue the temperature sensitivity of the original mutation. Previously, however, identification of suppressor mutations has been technically difficult. Due to the small genome size of Schizosaccharomyces pombe, we developed a spontaneous suppressor screening technique, followed by a cost-effective sequencing method. Genomic DNAs of 10 revertants which survived at the restrictive temperature of the original temperature sensitive (ts) mutant were mixed together as one sample before constructing a library for sequencing...
January 19, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351563/a-consensus-linkage-map-of-lentil-based-on-dart-markers-from-three-ril-mapping-populations
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Duygu Ates, Secil Aldemir, Ahmad Alsaleh, Semih Erdogmus, Seda Nemli, Abdullah Kahriman, Hakan Ozkan, Albert Vandenberg, Bahattin Tanyolac
BACKGROUND: Lentil (Lens culinaris ssp. culinaris Medikus) is a diploid (2n = 2x = 14), self-pollinating grain legume with a haploid genome size of about 4 Gbp and is grown throughout the world with current annual production of 4.9 million tonnes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A consensus map of lentil (Lens culinaris ssp. culinaris Medikus) was constructed using three different lentils recombinant inbred line (RIL) populations, including "CDC Redberry" x "ILL7502" (LR8), "ILL8006" x "CDC Milestone" (LR11) and "PI320937" x "Eston" (LR39)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348557/sensitizing-tumor-cells-to-conventional-drugs-hsp70-chaperone-inhibitors-their-selection-and-application-in-cancer-models
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Vladimir F Lazarev, Dmitry V Sverchinsky, Elena R Mikhaylova, Pavel I Semenyuk, Elena Y Komarova, Sergey A Niskanen, Alina D Nikotina, Anton V Burakov, Viktor G Kartsev, Irina V Guzhova, Boris A Margulis
Hsp70 chaperone controls proteostasis and anti-stress responses in rapidly renewing cancer cells, making it an important target for therapeutic compounds. To date several Hsp70 inhibitors are presented with remarkable anticancer activity, however their clinical application is limited by the high toxicity towards normal cells. This study aimed to develop assays to search for the substances that reduce the chaperone activity of Hsp70 and diminish its protective function in cancer cells. On our mind the resulting compounds alone should be safe and function in combination with drugs widely employed in oncology...
January 18, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348521/jbir-150-a-novel-20-membered-polyene-macrolactam-from-marine-derived-streptomyces-sp-opma00071
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Teppei Kawahara, Takeshi Fujiwara, Noritaka Kagaya, Kazuo Shin-Ya
During the course of constructing a natural product library for drug screening consisting of microbial culture extracts originated from marine samples, we evaluated natural product components profiles via UPLC TOF-MS and routine biological tests for cytotoxic and antibiotic activities for all of the culture extract samples. By combination of chemical screening and biological activities, we succeeded in discovering a 20-membered macrolactam antibiotic subsequently designated JBIR-150 (1) from a marine-derived actinomycete identified as Streptomyces sp...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348025/pet-mr-imaging-of-malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-epitopes-with-a-human%C3%A2-antibody-detects-clinically%C3%A2-relevant-atherothrombosis
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Max L Senders, Xuchu Que, Young Seok Cho, Calvin Yeang, Hannah Groenen, Francois Fay, Claudia Calcagno, Anu E Meerwaldt, Simone Green, Phuong Miu, Mark E Lobatto, Thomas Reiner, Zahi A Fayad, Joseph L Witztum, Willem J M Mulder, Carlos Pérez-Medina, Sotirios Tsimikas
BACKGROUND: Oxidation-specific epitopes (OSEs) are proinflammatory, and elevated levels in plasma predict cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop novel positron emission tomography (PET) probes to noninvasively image OSE-rich lesions. METHODS: An antigen-binding fragment (Fab) antibody library was constructed from human fetal cord blood. After multiple rounds of screening against malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde (MAA) epitopes, the Fab LA25 containing minimal nontemplated insertions in the CDR3 region was identified and characterized...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345323/vernalization-can-regulate-flowering-time-through-microrna-mechanism-in-brassica-rapa
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Feiyi Huang, Xiaoting Wu, Xilin Hou, Shuaixu Shao, Tongkun Liu
Vernalization is an important process that regulates the floral transition in plants. MiRNAs are endogenous non-coding sRNA molecules that function in plant growth and development. Despite that miRNAs related to flowering have previously been characterized, miRNAs roles in response to vernalization in Pak-choi (Brassica rapa ssp. chinensis) has never been studied. Here, two sRNA libraries from Brassica rapa leaves (vernalized and non-vernalized plants) were constructed and sequenced. 208 known and 535 novel miRNAs were obtained, of which 20 known and 66 new miRNAs were significantly differentially expressed and considered as vernalization-related miRNAs...
January 18, 2018: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343644/identification-of-genes-required-for-mycobacterium-abscessus-growth-in-vivo-with-a-prominent-role-of-the-esx-4-locus
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Laura Laencina, Violaine Dubois, Vincent Le Moigne, Albertus Viljoen, Laleh Majlessi, Justin Pritchard, Audrey Bernut, Laura Piel, Anne-Laure Roux, Jean-Louis Gaillard, Bérengère Lombard, Damarys Loew, Eric J Rubin, Roland Brosch, Laurent Kremer, Jean-Louis Herrmann, Fabienne Girard-Misguich
Mycobacterium abscessus, a rapidly growing mycobacterium (RGM) and an opportunistic human pathogen, is responsible for a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from pulmonary to skin and soft tissue infections. This intracellular organism can resist the bactericidal defense mechanisms of amoebae and macrophages, an ability that has not been observed in other RGM. M. abscessus can up-regulate several virulence factors during transient infection of amoebae, thereby becoming more virulent in subsequent respiratory infections in mice...
January 17, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339415/genome-wide-identification-by-transposon-insertion-sequencing-of-escherichia-coli-k1-genes-essential-for-in-vitro-growth-gastrointestinal-colonizing-capacity-and-survival-in-serum
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Alex J McCarthy, Richard A Stabler, Peter W Taylor
Escherichia coli K1 strains are major causative agents of invasive disease of the new born. The age dependency of infection can be reproduced in the neonatal rat. Colonization of the small intestine following oral administration of K1 bacteria leads rapidly to invasion of the blood circulation; bacteria that avoid capture by the mesenteric lymphatic system and evade antibacterial mechanisms in the blood may disseminate to cause organ-specific infections such as meningitis. Some E. coli K1 surface constituents, in particular the polysialic acid capsule, are known to contribute to invasive potential but a comprehensive picture of the factors that determine the fully virulent phenotype has not so far emerged...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335069/functional-roles-of-glutamic-acid-e143-and-e705-residues-in-the-n-terminus-and-transmembrane-domain-7-of-anoctamin-1-in-calcium-and-noxious-heat-sensing
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Jonghyun Choi, Yongwoo Jang, Haedong Kim, Jungwon Wee, Sinyoung Cho, Woo Sung Son, Sung Min Kim, Young Duk Yang
Anoctamin 1 (ANO1) is an anion channel that is activated by changes in cytosolic Ca2+ concentration and noxious heat. Although the critical roles of ANO1 have been elucidated in various cell types, the control of its gating mechanisms by Ca2+ and heat remain more elusive. To investigate critical amino acid residues for modulation of Ca2+ and heat sensing, we constructed a randomized mutant library for ANO1. Among 695 random mutants, reduced Ca2+ sensitivity was observed in two mutants (mutant 84 and 87). Consequently, the E143A mutant showed reduced sensitivity to Ca2+ but not to high temperatures, whereas the E705V mutant exhibited reduced sensitivity to both Ca2+ and noxious heat...
January 16, 2018: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332216/characteristics-of-arg-carrying-plasmidome-in-the-cultivable-microbial-community-from-wastewater-treatment-system-under-high-oxytetracycline-concentration
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Yanhong Shi, Hong Zhang, Zhe Tian, Min Yang, Yu Zhang
Studies on antibiotic production wastewater have shown that even a single antibiotic can select for multidrug resistant bacteria in aquatic environments. It is speculated that plasmids are an important mechanism of multidrug resistance (MDR) under high concentrations of antibiotics. Herein, two metagenomic libraries were constructed with plasmid DNA extracted from cultivable microbial communities in a biological wastewater treatment reactor supplemented with 0 (CONTROL) or 25 mg/L of oxytetracycline (OTC-25)...
January 13, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331950/construction-of-an-evaluation-index-system-for-determining-the-academic-impact-of-military-medical-scholars
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Xuan Li, J Y Hao
INTRODUCTION: Academic papers are an essential manner for describing new ideas and consolidating existing concepts in the field of military medicine. The academic impact of military medical publications reflects the extent and depth of recognition, acceptance and utilisation of the concepts transmitted in these publications. The aim of this research was to construct an evaluation index system suitable for evaluating the academic influence of scholars in the field of military medicine...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330892/ophthalmic-artery-doppler-prediction-of-preeclampsia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Erkan Kalafat, Ariana Laoreti, Asma Khalil, Fabricio Da Silva Costa, Basky Thilaganathan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of ophthalmic artery Doppler in pregnancy for the prediction of preeclampsia. METHODS: MEDLINE (1947-2017), EMBASE (1974-2017), CINAHL (inception-2017) and the Cochrane Library (inception-2017) were searched for relevant citations without language restrictions. Two reviewers independently selected studies that evaluated the accuracy of ophthalmic artery Doppler to predict the development of preeclampsia and performed data extraction to construct 2 × 2 tables...
January 12, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328784/dna-encoded-chemical-libraries-a-selection-system-based-on-endowing-organic-compounds-with-amplifiable-information
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Dario Neri, Richard A Lerner
The discovery of organic ligands that bind specifically to proteins is a central problem in chemistry, biology, and the biomedical sciences. The encoding of individual organic molecules with distinctive DNA tags, serving as amplifiable identification bar codes, allows the construction and screening of combinatorial libraries of unprecedented size, thus facilitating the discovery of ligands to many different protein targets. Fundamentally, one links powers of genetics and chemical synthesis. After the initial description of DNA-encoded chemical libraries in 1992, several experimental embodiments of the technology have been reduced to practice...
January 12, 2018: Annual Review of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327944/diagnostic-accuracy-of-f-18-fdg-pet-or-pet-ct-for-the-characterization-of-adrenal-masses-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Seong-Jang Kim, Sang Woo Lee, Kyoungjune Pak, In-Ju Kim, Keunyoug Kim
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to explore the role of the diagnostic accuracy of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-18 FDG PET) or positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for characterization of adrenal lesions through a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library database, from the earliest available date of indexing through April 30, 2017, were searched for studies evaluating the diagnostic performance of F-18 FDG PET or PET/CT for characterization of adrenal lesions...
January 12, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326019/isolation-of-a-peptide-containing-d-amino-acid-residues-that-inhibits-the-%C3%AE-helix-mediated-p53-mdm2-interaction-from-a-one-bead-one-compound-library
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Jumpei Morimoto, Yuki Hosono, Shinsuke Sando
α-Helix-mediated protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are important targets in biological research and drug development. Peptides containing d-amino acid residues are attractive molecules for inhibiting α-helix-mediated PPIs because of their wide surface area and high protease resistance. In this study, a peptide library was constructed using a one-bead one-compound format designed to isolate left-handed α-helical peptides, which are promising molecules as inhibitors of α-helix-mediated PPIs. Screening of the library against an α-helix-mediated PPI between MDM2 and p53 yielded an inhibitor of the PPI...
January 2, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323522/demoralization-and-embitterment
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Maria Giulia Nanni, Rosangela Caruso, Silvana Sabato, Luigi Grassi
OBJECTIVE: Individuals may experience a wide range of psychological reactions in response to negative life events. Even if events that threaten life have been always played a central role in research, recent studies have outlined that experiences, considered exceptional but part of the human existence (e.g., divorce, unemployment, or chronic illness) may also lead individuals to experience enduring emotional states of suffering. Demoralization has been substantially described as an important condition occurring in response to stressful events, while a recent interest is growing on embitterment as a common reaction...
January 2018: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320851/stringency-of-synthetic-promoter-sequences-in-clostridium-revealed-and-circumvented-by-tuning-promoter-library-mutation-rates
#18
Pawel Mordaka, John T Heap
Collections of characterized promoters of different strengths are key resources for synthetic biology, but are not well established for many important organisms, including industrially-relevant Clostridium spp. When generating promoters, reporter constructs are used to measure expression, but classical fluorescent reporter proteins are oxygen-dependent and hence inactive in anaerobic bacteria like Clostridium. We directly compared oxygen-independent reporters of different types in Clostridium acetobutylicum and found that glucuronidase (GusA) from E...
January 10, 2018: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320762/corrected-and-republished-from-identification-of-peptidoglycan-hydrolase-constructs-with-synergistic-staphylolytic-activity-in-cow-s-milk
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Carolin T Verbree, Steven M Dätwyler, Susanne Meile, Fritz Eichenseher, David M Donovan, Martin J Loessner, Mathias Schmelcher
Peptidoglycan hydrolases (PGHs) have been suggested as novel therapeutics for the treatment of bovine mastitis. However, activity in the presence of cow's milk is an important requirement for drugs administered into the bovine udder. We have used a microtiter plate-based protocol to screen a library of >170 recombinant PGHs, including engineered bacteriophage endolysins, for enzymes with activity against Staphylococcus aureus in milk. Eight suitable PGH constructs were identified by this approach, and their efficacies against S...
January 1, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320759/identification-of-key-micrornas-affecting-drip-loss-in-porcine-longissimus-dorsi-by-rna-seq
#20
Wei Wei, Bojiang Li, Kaiqing Liu, Aiwen Jiang, Chao Dong, Chao Jia, Jie Chen, Honglin Liu, Wangjun Wu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of ~22-nt non-coding small RNA that play an important role in various metabolic processes, mainly through suppressing the expression of protein coding genes at post-transcriptional level. Drip loss (DL) is one of the most important meat quality traits affecting the end product yield and quality of pork. To date, the underlying regulatory factors involved in DL trait are still incompletely understood. In the present study, we constructed two small RNA libraries with longissimus dorsi muscles from the higher (WJJ-H group) and the lower DL (WJJ-L group) individuals, and applied RNA-Seq technology to identify the differentially expressed miRNAs between the two extreme phenotypes of DL groups...
January 7, 2018: Gene
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