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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722226/biology-of-slac1-type-anion-channels-from-nutrient-uptake-to-stomatal-closure
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Rainer Hedrich, Dietmar Geiger
Contents 1 I. 1 II. 2 III. 5 IV. 8 V. 11 VI. 12 13 13 References 13 SUMMARY: Stomatal guard cells control leaf CO2 intake and concomitant water loss to the atmosphere. When photosynthetic CO2 assimilation is limited and the ratio of CO2 intake to transpiration becomes suboptimal, guard cells, sensing the rise in CO2 concentration in the substomatal cavity, deflate and the stomata close. Screens for mutants that do not close in response to experimentally imposed high CO2 atmospheres identified the guard cell-expressed Slowly activating anion channel, SLAC1, as the key player in the regulation of stomatal closure...
July 19, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722114/uv-b-irradiation-differentially-regulates-terpene-synthases-and-terpene-content-of-peach
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Hongru Liu, Xiangmei Cao, Xiaohong Liu, Rui Xin, Jiaojiao Wang, Jie Gao, Boping Wu, Liuxiao Gao, Changjie Xu, Bo Zhang, Donald Grierson, Kunsong Chen
Plants generate protective molecules in response to UV light. In laboratory experiments, 48 h UV-B irradiation of peach fruit and leaves reduced the flavor-related monoterpene linalool by 60 %. No isoprene was detected but other terpenoids increased significantly, including a 3-fold accumulation of the sesquiterpene (E,E)-α-farnesene, which was also increased by jasmonic acid treatment. RNA-sequencing revealed altered transcript levels for two terpene synthases: PpTPS1, a TPS-g subfamily member, decreased by 86 % and PpTPS2, a TPS-b subfamily member, increased 80-fold...
July 19, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719876/photoelectrocatalytic-degradation-of-methylene-blue-using-f-doped-tio2-photoelectrode-under-visible-light-irradiation
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Dong Liu, Renwen Tian, Jianqiao Wang, Er Nie, Xianqing Piao, Xin Li, Zhuo Sun
Photoelectrocatalysis (PEC) has attracted great interest due to cost effectiveness and high efficiency in water treatment. In this study, F doped TiO2 (F-TiO2) photoelectrodes with honeycomb like morphology were prepared, and the PEC performance was investigated. F-TiO2 particles that showed enhanced absorption of visible light were synthesized via a sol-gel method. F-TiO2 particles were anchored onto the surface of F-doped SnO2 glass by a screen-printing method to prepare the F-TiO2 photoelectrodes. The PEC performance of the F-TiO2 photoelectrodes was investigated via the degradation of methylene blue (MB) under visible light irradiation...
July 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719195/fluorinated-boronic-acid-appended-pyridinium-salts-and-19f-nmr-spectroscopy-for-diol-sensing
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Jörg Axthelm, Sven H C Askes, Martin Elstner, Upendar Reddy Gandra, Helmar Görls, Peter Bellstedt, Alexander Schiller
The identification and discrimination of diols is of fundamental importance in medical diagnostics, such as measuring the contents of glucose in the urine of diabetes patients. Diol sensors are often based on fluorophore-appended boronic acids, but these severely lack discrimination power and their response is one-dimensional. As an alternative strategy, we present the use of fluorinated boronic acid-appended pyridinium salts in combination with 19F NMR spectroscopy. A pool of 59 (bio)analytes was screened, containing monosaccharides, phosphorylated and N-acetylated sugars, polyols, carboxylic acids, nucleotides and amines...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716025/beta-mangostin-demonstrates-apoptogenesis-in-murine-leukaemia-wehi-3-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Fatima Abdelmutaal Ahmed Omer, Najihah Mohd Hashim, Mohamed Yousif Ibrahim, Abdulmannan F Aldoubi, Pouya Hassandarvish, Firouzeh Dehghan, Noraziah Nordin, Hamed Karimian, Landa Zeenelabdin Ali Salim, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Karim Al-Jashamy, Syam Mohan
BACKGROUND: Beta-mangostin (BM) is a xanthone-type of natural compound isolated from Cratoxylum arborescens. This study aimed to examine the apoptosis mechanisms induced by BM in a murine monomyelocytic cell line (WEHI-3) in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: A WEHI-3 cell line was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of BM by MTT. AO/PI and Hoechst 33342 dyes, Annexin V, multiparametric cytotoxicity 3 by high content screening (HCS); cell cycle tests were used to estimate the features of apoptosis and BM effects...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710451/selection-of-complementary-foods-based-on-optimal-nutritional-values
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Partho Sen, Adil Mardinogulu, Jens Nielsen
Human milk is beneficial for growth and development of infants. Several factors result in mothers ceasing breastfeeding which leads to introduction of breast-milk substitutes (BMS). In some communities traditional foods are given as BMS, in others they are given as complementary foods during weaning. Improper food selection at this stage is associated with a high prevalence of malnutrition in children under 5 years. Here we listed the traditional foods from four continents and compared them with human milk based on their dietary contents...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710376/identification-and-expression-of-cysteine-sulfinate-decarboxylase-possible-regulation-of-taurine-biosynthesis-in-crassostrea-gigas-in-response-to-low-salinity
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Xuelin Zhao, Qi Li, Qian Meng, Chenyang Yue, Chengxun Xu
Taurine has been reported high amounts in marine animals to maintain osmotic balance between osmoformers and sea water. Approximately 80% of the total amino-acid content is taurine in Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas, an intertidal and euryhaline species. In this study, we cloned the two copies of cysteine sulfinate decarboxylase (CSAD), the key enzyme in taurine biosynthesis pathway, screened in oyster genome data. Sequentially, we compared the expression patterns of CgCSAD1 and CgCSAD2 under low salinity treatment (8‰ and 15‰) using different families from two populations...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710351/combination-therapy-for-tuberculosis-treatment-pulmonary-administration-of-ethionamide-and-booster-co-loaded-nanoparticles
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Joana Costa-Gouveia, Elisabetta Pancani, Samuel Jouny, Arnaud Machelart, Vincent Delorme, Giuseppina Salzano, Raffaella Iantomasi, Catherine Piveteau, Christophe J Queval, Ok-Ryul Song, Marion Flipo, Benoit Deprez, Jean-Paul Saint-André, José Hureaux, Laleh Majlessi, Nicolas Willand, Alain Baulard, Priscille Brodin, Ruxandra Gref
Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading infectious cause of death worldwide. The use of ethionamide (ETH), a main second line anti-TB drug, is hampered by its severe side effects. Recently discovered "booster" molecules strongly increase the ETH efficacy, opening new perspectives to improve the current clinical outcome of drug-resistant TB. To investigate the simultaneous delivery of ETH and its booster BDM41906 in the lungs, we co-encapsulated these compounds in biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles (NPs), overcoming the bottlenecks inherent to the strong tendency of ETH to crystallize and the limited water solubility of this Booster...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705748/effect-of-secondary-metabolite-of-actinidia-deliciosa-on-the-biofilm-and-extra-cellular-matrix-components-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Vishvanath Tiwari, Deepika Tiwari, Varsha Patel, Monalisa Tiwari
Acinetobacter baumannii, opportunistic nosocomial pathogen, increases gradually in the clinical setup. The high level of resistance mechanisms acquired by these bacteria makes their eradication difficult and biofilm formation is one of them. Biofilm comprises of closely packed bacterial population crowded together by extra-cellular matrix (ECM). ECM contains bacterial secreted polymers such as exopolysaccharides (EPS), proteins and extracellular-DNA (e-DNA) and rarely amyloidogenic proteins. Biofilm offers protection of underlying bacterial population against chemotherapeutic agents and host immune system...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704702/plant-architecture-auxin-homeostasis-and-phenol-content-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-grown-in-cadmium-and-zinc-enriched-media
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Adriano Sofo, Rocco Bochicchio, Mariana Amato, Nunzia Rendina, Antonella Vitti, Maria Nuzzaci, Maria Maddalena Altamura, Giuseppina Falasca, Federica Della Rovere, Antonio Scopa
A screening strategy using micropropagation glass tubes with a gradient of distances between germinating seeds and a metal-contaminated medium was used for studying alterations in root architecture and morphology of Arabidopsis thaliana treated with cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) at the concentration of 10-20μM and 100-200μM, respectively. Metal concentrations in plant shoots and roots were measured by quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. After 21days from germination, all plants in the tubes were scanned at high resolution and the root systems analyzed...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704247/comparison-of-registered-and-reported-outcomes-in-randomized-clinical-trials-published-in-anesthesiology-journals
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Philip M Jones, Jeffrey T Y Chow, Miguel F Arango, Jason A Fridfinnson, Nan Gai, Kevin Lam, Timothy P Turkstra
BACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) provide high-quality evidence for clinical decision-making. Trial registration is one of the many tools used to improve the reporting of RCTs by reducing publication bias and selective outcome reporting bias. The purpose of our study is to examine whether RCTs published in the top 6 general anesthesiology journals were adequately registered and whether the reported primary and secondary outcomes corresponded to the originally registered outcomes...
July 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702321/a-high-content-small-molecule-screen-identifies-novel-inducers-of-definitive-endoderm
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Alexander Korostylev, Pallavi U Mahaddalkar, Oliver Keminer, Kamyar Hadian, Kenji Schorpp, Philip Gribbon, Heiko Lickert
OBJECTIVES: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can generate any given cell type in the human body. One challenge for cell-replacement therapy is the efficient differentiation and expansion of large quantities of progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells produced under good manufacturing practice (GMP). FOXA2 and SOX17 double positive definitive endoderm (DE) progenitor cells can give rise to all endoderm-derived cell types in the thymus, thyroid, lung, pancreas, liver, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700290/lower-risk-cannabis-use-guidelines-a-comprehensive-update-of-evidence-and-recommendations
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Benedikt Fischer, Cayley Russell, Pamela Sabioni, Wim van den Brink, Bernard Le Foll, Wayne Hall, Jürgen Rehm, Robin Room
BACKGROUND: Cannabis use is common in North America, especially among young people, and is associated with a risk of various acute and chronic adverse health outcomes. Cannabis control regimes are evolving, for example toward a national legalization policy in Canada, with the aim to improve public health, and thus require evidence-based interventions. As cannabis-related health outcomes may be influenced by behaviors that are modifiable by the user, evidence-based Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)-akin to similar guidelines in other health fields-offer a valuable, targeted prevention tool to improve public health outcomes...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699866/description-of-lysinibacillus-telephonicus-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-screen-of-a-cellular-phone
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Praveen Rahi, Rashmi Kurli, Mitesh Khairnar, Shubhangi Jagtap, Aabeejjeet N Pansare, Syed G Dastager, Yogesh S Shouche
A novel bacterial strain, designated S5H2222T, was isolated form the screen of a cellular phone. The cells were Gram-stain-positive, rod-shaped, aerobic and motile, and endospores are formed. S5H2222T grew as pale white colonies on trypticase soy agar and the best growth was observed at 37 °C (10-55 °C) and at pH 7.0 (5.0-9.0). S5H2222T could tolerate up to 10 % (w/v) NaCl. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences placed this strain within the genus Lysinibacillus and it exhibited high 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity to Lysinibacillus halotolerans LAM612T (97...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696155/studies-of-the-precipitation-pattern-of-paclitaxel-in-intravenous-infusions-and-rat-plasma-using-laser-nephelometry
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Shaza El-Nemr, Basma Y Al-Najjar, Huner K Omer, Abdelbary M A Elhissi, Mohamed A Alhnan
Cremophor EL (CrEL) is commonly used to solubilize paclitaxel (Ptx); a widely established anticancer agent used against many types of cancer. Using laser-based microplate nephelometry, in this work we assessed the precipitation kinetics of Ptx in CrEL-containing formulations upon dilutions with different infusion media or upon introduction into rat plasma. The precipitation profile of Ptx was assessed for a Taxol-like formulation and compared with an preparation with reduced CrEL content. These two formulations were diluted at various ratios in compatible infusion media and with or without rat plasma...
July 11, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694064/rna-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-for-high-content-screening
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Emmanuelle Querido, Lynda Dekakra-Bellili, Pascal Chartrand
Single molecule RNA imaging using fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) can provide quantitative information on mRNA abundance and localization in a single cell. There is now a growing interest in screening for modifiers of RNA abundance and/or localization. For instance, microsatellite expansion within RNA can lead to toxic gain-of-function via mislocalization of these transcripts into RNA aggregate and sequestration of RNA-binding proteins. Screening for inhibitors of these RNA aggregate can be performed by high-throughput RNA FISH...
July 7, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693207/-99m-tc-lhrh-in-tumor-receptor-imaging
#17
Dawei Hao, Lingfei Sun, Xiang Hu, Xiaowen Hao
Detection of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) also known as luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) in the relevant tumor tissue and normal tissues and organs in vivo expression was investigated. To examine the method of direct radio labeling of LHRH by (99m)Tc with relatively high radiochemical purity and stability, screening the best labeling conditions, to establish a simple and reliable method of preparation of (99m)Tc-LHRH was undertaken. The detection of radioisotope-labeled LHRH distribution in mice, LHRH receptor imaging for the study and treatment of cancer basis were evaluated...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691804/toxicity-of-wastewater-with-elevated-bromide-and-iodide-after-chlorination-chloramination-or-ozonation-disinfection
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Shengkun Dong, Nedal Massalha, Michael J Plewa, Thanh H Nguyen
Water reuse is receiving unprecedented attention, as many areas around the globe attempt to better manage their fresh water resources. Wastewaters in coastal regions may contain elevated levels of bromide (Br-) and iodide (I-) from seawater intrusion or a high mineral content in the source waters. Disinfection of such wastewater is essential to prevent the spread of pathogens, however, little is known about the toxicity of the treated wastewater. In this study, we evaluated the genotoxicity to Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells induced by municipal secondary wastewater effluent amended with elevated Br-/I- after disinfection by chlorine, chloramines, or ozone...
July 10, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691554/uptake-and-metabolism-of-carbamazepine-cbz-by-clam-ruditapes-decussatus-and-its-effects-in-biochemical-responses
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Abdelhafidh Khazri, Ali Mezni, Hassen Khazri, Badreddine Sellami, Jaume Aceña, Sandra Pérez, Ethel Eljarrat, Damià Barceló, Hamouda Beyrem, Ezzeddine Mahmoudi
Laboratory experiments were carried out to assess uptake and metabolism of the epilepsy drug, carbamazepine and its consequent biological responses in marine clam (Ruditapes decussatus) a model non-target organism in ecotoxicology. Clams were exposed to two nominal concentrations (C1= 30 µg/L and C2= 50 µg/L) of CBZ for a maximum period of 14 days. Analysis of CBZ and their metabolites in clam and water after exposure to two nominal concentrations of the pharmaceutical drug were performed using UPLC-HRMS analysis...
July 10, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689670/espen-expert-group-recommendations-for-action-against-cancer-related-malnutrition
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REVIEW
J Arends, V Baracos, H Bertz, F Bozzetti, P C Calder, N E P Deutz, N Erickson, A Laviano, M P Lisanti, D N Lobo, D C McMillan, M Muscaritoli, J Ockenga, M Pirlich, F Strasser, M de van der Schueren, A Van Gossum, P Vaupel, A Weimann
Patients with cancer are at particularly high risk for malnutrition because both the disease and its treatments threaten their nutritional status. Yet cancer-related nutritional risk is sometimes overlooked or under-treated by clinicians, patients, and their families. The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) recently published evidence-based guidelines for nutritional care in patients with cancer. In further support of these guidelines, an ESPEN oncology expert group met for a Cancer and Nutrition Workshop in Berlin on October 24 and 25, 2016...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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