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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107490/diagnostic-value-of-urine-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-2-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-7-for-acute-kidney-injury-a-meta-analysis
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Yuanyuan Su, Zhiyan Gong, Yan Wu, Yuan Tian, Xiaohui Liao
BACKGROUND: Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-7 (IGFBP7) are both involved in renal tubular epithelial cell cycle arrest in acute kidney injury (AKI). Several recent studies showed that urine TIMP-2 times IGFBP7 ([TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7]) is a promising biomarker to predict AKI. METHODS: The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the diagnostic value of urine [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] for early diagnosis of AKI. Relevant studies were retrieved from the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107426/identification-of-micrornas-in-response-to-drought-in-common-wild-rice-oryza-rufipogon-griff-shoots-and-roots
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Jing-Wen Zhang, Yan Long, Man-de Xue, Xing-Guo Xiao, Xin-Wu Pei
BACKGROUND: Drought is the most important factor that limits rice production in drought-prone environments. Plant microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in biotic and abiotic stress responses. Common wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff.) contains abundant drought-resistant genes, which provide an opportunity to explore these excellent resources as contributors to improve rice resistance, productivity, and quality. RESULTS: In this study, we constructed four small RNA libraries, called CL and CR from PEG6000-free samples and DL and DR from PEG6000-treated samples, where 'R' indicates the root tissue and 'L' indicates the shoot tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106177/construction-and-characterisation-of-a-heparan-sulphate-heptasaccharide-microarray
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Jianhong Yang, Po-Hung Hsieh, Xinyue Liu, Wen Zhou, Xing Zhang, Jing Zhao, Yongmei Xu, Fuming Zhang, Robert J Linhardt, Jian Liu
A targeted heptasaccharide library was synthesised to prepare a heparan sulphate (HS) microarray. The array was probed with two glycan-binding proteins, HS 3-O-sulphotransferase 1 and antithrombin, demonstrating the binding selectivity between HS and proteins. The HS microarray technique will accelerate the understanding of the structure and function relationships of HS.
January 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105163/selection-of-antitumor-displayed-peptides-for-the-specific-delivery-of-the-anticancer-drug-lactaptin
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Anna Andreevna Nemudraya, Elena Vladimirovna Kuligina, Alexandr Alexeevich Ilyichev, Alexandr Sergeevich Fomin, Grigory Alexandrovich Stepanov, Anna Valentinovna Savelyeva, Olga Alexandrovna Koval, Vladimir Alexandrovich Richter
It has been previously demonstrated that lactaptin, the proteolytic fragment of human milk protein κ-casein, induces the death of various cultured cancer cells. The recombinant analog of lactaptin, RL2, effectively induces the apoptosis of mouse hepatocarcinoma-1 (HA-1) tumor cells in vitro and suppress the growth of HA-1 tumors and metastases in vivo. The antitumor drug Lactaptin developed on the basis of RL2 has been successful in preclinical trials. Lactaptin shows its efficiency in relation to mouse and human cancer cells and tumors...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103009/fully-automated-one-step-synthesis-of-single-transcript-talen-pairs-using-a-biological-foundry
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Ran Chao, Jing Liang, Ipek Tasan, Tong Si, Linyang Ju, Huimin Zhao
Transcription activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN) is a programmable genome editing tool with wide applications. Since TALENs perform cleavage of DNA as heterodimers, a pair of TALENs must be synthesized for each target genome locus. Conventionally, TALEN pairs are either expressed on separate vectors or synthesized separately and then subcloned to the same vector. Neither approach allows high-throughput construction of TALEN libraries for large-scale applications. Here we present an assembly scheme to synthesize and express a pair of TALENs in a single transcript format with the help of a P2A self-cleavage sequence...
January 19, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100651/stabilization-of-bacillus-circulans-xylanase-by-combinatorial-insertional-fusion-to-a-thermophilic-host-protein
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Vandan Shah, Brennal Pierre, Tamari Kirtadze, Seung Shin, Jin Ryoun Kim
High thermostability of an enzyme is critical for its industrial application. While many engineering approaches such as mutagenesis have enhanced enzyme thermostability, they often suffer from reduced enzymatic activity. A thermally stabilized enzyme with unchanged amino acids is preferable for subsequent functional evolution necessary to address other important industrial needs. In the research presented here, we applied insertional fusion to a thermophilic maltodextrin-binding protein from Pyrococcus furiosus (PfMBP) in order to improve the thermal stability of Bacillus circulans xylanase (BCX)...
January 17, 2017: Protein Engineering, Design & Selection: PEDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098189/global-identification-of-micrornas-associated-with-chlorantraniliprole-resistance-in-diamondback-moth-plutella-xylostella-l
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Bin Zhu, Xiuxia Li, Ying Liu, Xiwu Gao, Pei Liang
The diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella (L.), is one of the most serious cruciferous pests and has developed high resistance to most insecticides, including chlorantraniliprole. Previous studies have reported several protein-coding genes that involved in chlorantraniliprole resistance, but research on resistance mechanisms at the post-transcription level is still limited. In this study, a global screen of microRNAs (miRNAs) associated with chlorantraniliprole resistance in P. xylostella was performed...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096748/questioning-reliability-assessments-of-health-information-on-social-media
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REVIEW
Nicole K Dalmer
This narrative review examines assessments of the reliability of online health information retrieved through social media to ascertain whether health information accessed or disseminated through social media should be evaluated differently than other online health information. Several medical, library and information science, and interdisciplinary databases were searched using terms relating to social media, reliability, and health information. While social media's increasing role in health information consumption is recognized, studies are dominated by investigations of traditional (i...
January 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095773/dietary-pea-fiber-increases-diversity-of-colonic-methanogens-of-pigs-with-a-shift-from-methanobrevibacter-to-methanomassiliicoccus-like-genus-and-change-in-numbers-of-three-hydrogenotrophs
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Yuheng Luo, Hong Chen, Bing Yu, Jun He, Ping Zheng, Xiangbing Mao, Gang Tian, Jie Yu, Zhiqing Huang, Junqiu Luo, Daiwen Chen
BACKGROUND: Pea fiber (PF) is a potential fibrous supplement in swine production. The influence of dietary PF on microbial community in the colon of pigs remains largely unexplored. Methanogens in the hindgut of monogastric animals play important roles in degradation of dietary fibers and efficient removal of microbial metabolic end product H2. Understanding the impact of dietary PF on the structure of colonic methanogens may help understand the mechanisms of microbe-mediated physiological functions of PF...
January 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093364/fabrication-of-nanofibrous-electrospun-scaffolds-from-a-heterogeneous-library-of-co-and-self-assembling-peptides
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Mahboubeh Maleki, Antonino Natalello, Raffaele Pugliese, Fabrizio Gelain
: Self-assembling (SAPs) and co-assembling peptides (CAPs) are driving increasing enthusiasm as synthetic but biologically inspired biomaterials amenable of easy functionalization for regenerative medicine. On the other hand, electrospinning (ES) is a versatile technique useful for tailoring the nanostructures of various biomaterials into scaffolds resembling the extracellular matrices found in organs and tissues. The synergistic merging of these two approaches is a long-awaited advance in nanomedicine that has not been deeply documented so far...
January 13, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093085/gene-design-fusion-technology-and-tev-cleavage-conditions-influence-the-purification-of-oxidized-disulphide-rich-venom-peptides-in-escherichia-coli
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Ana Filipa Sequeira, Jeremy Turchetto, Natalie J Saez, Fanny Peysson, Laurie Ramond, Yoan Duhoo, Marilyne Blémont, Vânia O Fernandes, Luís T Gama, Luís M A Ferreira, Catarina I P I Guerreiro, Nicolas Gilles, Hervé Darbon, Carlos M G A Fontes, Renaud Vincentelli
BACKGROUND: Animal venoms are large, complex libraries of bioactive, disulphide-rich peptides. These peptides, and their novel biological activities, are of increasing pharmacological and therapeutic importance. However, recombinant expression of venom peptides in Escherichia coli remains difficult due to the significant number of cysteine residues requiring effective post-translational processing. There is also an urgent need to develop high-throughput recombinant protocols applicable to the production of reticulated peptides to enable efficient screening of their drug potential...
January 17, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092823/ph-lactate-and-hypoxia-reciprocity-in-regulating-high-affinity-monocarboxylate-transporter-expression-in-glioblastoma
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James P Caruso, Brandon J Koch, Philip D Benson, Elsa Varughese, Michael D Monterey, Amy E Lee, Ajal M Dave, Sam Kiousis, Andrew E Sloan, Saroj P Mathupala
Highly malignant brain tumors harbor the aberrant propensity for aerobic glycolysis, the excessive conversion of glucose to lactic acid even in the presence of ample tissue oxygen. Lactic acid is rapidly effluxed to the tumor microenvironment via a group of plasma-membrane transporters denoted monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) to prevent "self-poisoning." One isoform, MCT2, has the highest affinity for lactate and thus should have the ability to respond to microenvironment conditions such as hypoxia, lactate, and pH to help maintain high glycolytic flux in the tumor...
January 13, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090264/drought-stress-induced-changes-of-micrornas-in-diploid-and-autotetraploid-paulownia-tomentosa
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Xibing Cao, Guoqiang Fan, Lin Cao, Minjie Deng, Zhenli Zhao, Suyan Niu, Zhe Wang, Yuanlong Wang
Drought stress adversely affects plant productivity. Growth and timber production of Paulownia trees are limited under drought stress. Changes in gene expression patterns and miRNA in different ploidy of Paulownia tomentosa have been investigated. However, the responses of P. tomentosa to drought stress at the microRNA (miRNA) level have not been reported so far. To identify miRNA candidates and their target genes involved in the drought stress response in diploid and tetraploid P. tomentosa, four small RNA and four degradome libraries from diploid and autotetraploid P...
2017: Genes & Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087649/identification-of-unique-essential-proteins-from-a-m-tuberculosis-f15-lam4-kzn-phage-secretome-library
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Thamsanqa Emmanuel Chiliza, Manormoney Pillay, Balakrishna Pillay
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the causative agent of tuberculosis disease (TB), the leading cause of death from bacterial infection worldwide. Although treatable, the resurgence of multi- and extensively-drug resistance TB is a major setback for the fight against TB globally. Consequently, there is an urgent need for new Mtb derived biomarkers for use in the design of new drugs and rapid point-of-care diagnostic or prognostic tools for management of TB transmission. Therefore, the present study aimed to identify unique Mtb secreted proteins from the extensively drug resistant Mtb F15/LAM4/KZN phage secretome library...
January 12, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087536/the-regulator-of-type-iv-pili-synthesis-pilr-from-lysobacter-controls-antifungal-antibiotic-production-via-a-c-di-gmp-pathway
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Yuan Chen, Jing Xia, Zhenhe Su, Gaoge Xu, Mark Gomelsky, Guoliang Qian, Fengquan Liu
Lysobacter enzymogenes is a ubiquitous soil gammaproteobacterium that produces a broad-spectrum antifungal antibiotic, known as Heat-Stable Antifungal Factor (HSAF). To increase HSAF production for the use against fungal crop diseases, it is important to understand how HSAF synthesis is regulated. To gain insights into transcriptional regulation of the HSAF synthesis gene cluster, we generated a library of deletion mutants in the genes predicted to encode response regulators of the two-component signaling systems in L...
January 13, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086873/cecal-micrornaome-response-to-salmonella-enterica-serovar-enteritidis-infection-in-white-leghorn-layer
#16
Guixian Wu, Yukai Qi, Xiaoyi Liu, Ning Yang, Guiyun Xu, Liying Liu, Xianyao Li
BACKGROUND: Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (SE) is a food-borne pathogen and of great threat to human health through consuming the contaminated poultry products. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in different biological activities and have been shown to regulate the innate immunity in the bacterial infection. The objective of this study is to identify miRNAs associated with SE infection in laying chicken cecum. RESULTS: Average number of reads of three libraries constructed from infected and non-infected chickens was 12,476,156 and 10,866,976, respectively...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078907/the-diagnostic-value-of-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-for-gastric-cancer-and-precancerous-lesions-among-asian-population-a-system-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hai-Ping Zhang, Sheng Yang, Wen-Hua Chen, Teng-Teng Hu, Jun Lin
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) in detection of gastric cancer (GC), gastric intraepithelial metaplasia (GIM), and gastric intraepithelial neoplasia (GIN) lesions. METHOD: PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Wangfang databases were searched to include eligible articles about CLE in detection of gastric lesions. After study selection, quality assessment and data extraction conducted by two reviewers independently, meta-analysis was performed by Meta-Disc 1...
January 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078489/identification-and-profiling-of-conserved-and-novel-micrornas-involved-in-oil-and-oleic-acid-production-during-embryogenesis-in-carya-cathayensis-sarg
#18
Zhengjia Wang, Ruiming Huang, Zhichao Sun, Tong Zhang, Jianqin Huang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of plant development and fruit formation. Mature embryos of hickory (Carya cathayensis Sarg.) nuts contain more than 70% oil (comprising 90% unsaturated fatty acids), along with a substantial amount of oleic acid. To understand the roles of miRNAs involved in oil and oleic acid production during hickory embryogenesis, three small RNA libraries from different stages of embryogenesis were constructed. Deep sequencing of these three libraries identified 95 conserved miRNAs with 19 miRNA*s, 7 novel miRNAs (as well as their corresponding miRNA*s), and 26 potentially novel miRNAs...
January 11, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075174/analysis-of-sivmac-envelope-specific-antibodies-selected-via-phage-display
#19
Sergio Ita, Mayara Rovariz Agostinho, Katherine Sullivan, Seung Yub Han, Rana Akleh, Welkin Johnson, Ismael Ben Farouck Fofana
We have constructed a single chain Fv (scFv) phage display library from an SIV-infected rhesus macaque that developed unusually high-titer neutralizing antibody responses against tier-3, neutralization-resistant SIVmac239. The library was screened using trimeric (gp140) and monomeric (gp120) forms of the SIVmac239 envelope (Env) glycoprotein. We also cloned variable-heavy and variable-light (VH-VL) antibody fragments from 7 previously described rhesus macaque B-cell lines (BLCL) that produce SIV gp120-specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)...
January 11, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075071/multi-target-selection-of-catalytic-antibodies-wih-%C3%AE-lactamase-activity-using-phage-display
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Melody A Shahsavarian, Nancy Chaaya, Narciso Costa, Didier Boquet, Alexandre Atkinson, Bernard Offmann, Srini V Kaveri, Sébastien Lacroix-Desmazes, Alain Friboulet, Bérangère Avalle, Séverine Padiolleau-Lefèvre
β-lactamase enzymes responsible for bacterial resistance to antibiotics are among the most important health threats to the human population today. Understanding the increasingly vast structural motifs responsible for the catalytic mechanism of β-lactamases will help improve the future design of new generation antibiotics and mechanism-based inhibitors of these enzymes. Here we report the construction of a large murine scFv phage display library of size 2.7×10(9) with extended diversity by combining different mouse models...
January 11, 2017: FEBS Journal
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