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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149347/signal-recognition-particle-binds-to-translating-ribosomes-before-emergence-of-a-signal-anchor-sequence
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Evan Mercier, Wolf Holtkamp, Marina V Rodnina, Wolfgang Wintermeyer
The bacterial signal recognition particle (SRP) is part of the machinery that targets ribosomes synthesizing membrane proteins to membrane-embedded translocons co-translationally. Recognition of nascent membrane proteins occurs by virtue of a hydrophobic signal-anchor sequence (SAS) contained in the nascent chain, usually at the N terminus. Here we use fluorescence-based stopped-flow to monitor SRP-ribosome interactions with actively translating ribosomes while an SRP substrate is synthesized and emerges from the peptide exit tunnel...
November 16, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149309/a-comparable-yardstick-adjusting-for-education-bias-in-south-african-health-system-responsiveness-ratings
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Laura Rossouw, Anja Smith
Health-system responsiveness (HSR) measures the experience of health-system users in terms of the non-clinical aspects of the health system. This has been operationalized as a measurable construct in multiple surveys and studies. According to the literature, reporting behaviour may vary systematically across socio-demographic characteristics. In this study we explore the association between education levels and reporting behaviour in terms of HSR in South Africa using data from the World Health Organization Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health for South Africa (WHO SAGE) conducted in 2007 and 2008...
November 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149285/draft-genome-analysis-provides-insights-into-the-fiber-yield-crude-protein-biosynthesis-and-vegetative-growth-of-domesticated-ramie-boehmeria-nivea-l-gaud
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Chan Liu, Liangbin Zeng, Siyuan Zhu, Lingqing Wu, Yanzhou Wang, Shouwei Tang, Hongwu Wang, Xia Zheng, Jian Zhao, Xiaorong Chen, Qiuzhong Dai, Touming Liu
Plentiful bast fiber, a high crude protein content, and vigorous vegetative growth make ramie a popular fiber and forage crop. Here, we report the draft genome of ramie, along with a genomic comparison and evolutionary analysis. The draft genome contained a sequence of approximately 335.6 Mb with 42,463 predicted genes. A high-density genetic map with 4,338 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) was developed and used to anchor the genome sequence, thus, creating an integrated genetic and physical map containing a 58...
November 15, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148698/chelator-free-conjugation-of-99mtc-and-gd3-to-pegylated-nanographene-oxide-for-dual-modality-spect-mr-imaging-of-lymph-nodes
#4
Tianye Cao, Xiaobao Zhou, Yingying Zheng, Yuyun Sun, Jian Zhang, Wei Chen, Jianping Zhang, Zhiguo Zhou, Shi-Ping Yang, Yingjian Zhang, Hong Yang, Ming-Wei Wang
PEGylated ultra-small nanographene oxide (usNGO-PEG) has exhibited great potential in nanotheranostics due to its newly-discovered physicochemical properties derived from the rich functional groups and  bonds. Herein, we developed a general, simple and kit-like preparation approach for 99mTcI- and Gd-anchored NGO-PEG using a chelator-free strategy. In this strategy, [99mTcI(CO)3(OH2)3]+ (abbreviated to 99mTcI) and GdCl3 were mixed with usNGO-PEG to yield 99mTc- and Gd-usNGO-PEG via the synergistic coordination of N and O atoms from NGO and PEG with 99mTcI and Gd3+ without additional exogenous chelators...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148604/biomass-derived-n-doped-carbons-with-silica-supported-ultrasmall-zno-nanoparticles-robust-catalysts-for-the-green-synthesis-of-benzimidazoles
#5
Bo Chen, Chan Zhang, Libo Niu, Xiaozhen Shi, Huiling Zhang, Xingwang Lan, Guoyi Bai
Ultrasmall ZnO nanoparticles anchored on N-doped carbons with silica support (ZnO/SiO2-NC) were fabricated from chitosan and metal ions using a one-pot self-assembly strategy, and were successfully applied to the synthesis of 2-arylbenzimidazoles under mild conditions. These catalysts showed excellent stability and could be used six times without loss of conversion and selectivity. Using silica gel and biomass chitosan as a source of hydrophilic N-doped carbon facilitated the uniform dispersion of the ZnO nanoparticles in methanol and therefore their contact with reactants, contributing to a high catalytic performance...
November 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148134/in-vivo-validation-of-a-less-invasive-gastrostimulator
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Laurent Lonys, Anne Vanhoestenberghe, Vincent Huberty, Martin Hiernaux, Nicolas Cauche, Nicolas Julémont, Adrien Debelle, François Huberland, Vicente Acuña, Carmen Godfraind, Jacques Devière, Alain Delchambre, Pierre Mathys, Stefan Deleuze, Antoine Nonclercq
Gastrointestinal stimulator implants have recently shown promising results in helping obese patients lose weight. However, to place the implant, the patient currently needs to undergo an invasive surgical procedure. We report a less invasive procedure to stimulate the stomach with a gastrostimulator. After attempting fully endoscopic implantation, we more recently focused on a single incision percutaneous procedure. In both cases, the challenges in electronic design of the implant are largely similar. This article covers the work achieved to meet these and details the in vivo validation of a gastrostimulator aimed to be endoscopically placed and anchored to the stomach...
November 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147710/step-by-step-build-up-of-covalent-poly-ethylene-oxide-nanogel-films
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S Zahouani, L Hurman, M De Giorgi, C Vigier-Carrière, F Boulmedais, B Senger, B Frisch, P Schaaf, P Lavalle, L Jierry
Hydrogels based on poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) are commonly used for studies related to cell fate and tissue engineering. Here we present a new covalent layer-by-layer build-up process leading to PEG coatings of nanometer size called "nanogel films". Compared to macroscopic hydrogels, such nanogels should provide a fine control over the structure and the thickness of the coating. Alternated deposition of bifunctional and tetra functional PEG molecules reacting through thiol/maleimide click chemistry is evaluated by quartz crystal microbalance...
November 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146294/distinct-effects-of-interleukin-6-classic-and-trans-signaling-in-bone-fracture-healing
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Katja Prystaz, Kathrin Kaiser, Anna Kovtun, Melanie Haffner-Luntzer, Verena Fischer, Anna E Rapp, Astrid Liedert, Gudrun Strauss, Georg H Waetzig, Stefan Rose-John, Anita Ignatius
Bone healing is a complex process with closely linked phases of inflammation, regeneration, and remodeling. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) may crucially regulate this process; however, the underlying mechanisms are presently unclear. IL-6 signals are transmitted via the transmembrane glycoprotein 130 by two distinct mechanisms: classic signaling employing the membrane-anchored IL-6 receptor, and trans-signaling using its soluble form. Here, we investigated the hypothesis that IL-6 classic and trans-signaling have different functions during bone healing...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146036/long-term-outcomes-after-infected-mini-open-rotator-cuff-repair-results-of-a-10-year-review
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Rafik Asaid, Kevin Eng, Graeme Brown, Richard Page
BACKGROUND: Infection after rotator cuff repair (RCR) is uncommon. There are few reports in the literature regarding the management and long-term results of patients in whom deep infection of the shoulder develops after RCR. The objective of this study was to assess the long-term clinical and radiologic outcomes of these patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of 764 patients after mini-open RCR in which 9 patients had postoperative infection...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145811/genome-wide-analysis-of-the-auxin-indoleacetic-acid-aux-iaa-gene-family-in-allotetraploid-rapeseed-brassica-napus-l
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Haitao Li, Bo Wang, Qinghua Zhang, Jing Wang, Graham J King, Kede Liu
BACKGROUND: Auxin/Indoleacetic acid (Aux/IAA) genes participate in the auxin signaling pathway and play key roles in plant growth and development. Although the Aux/IAA gene family has been identified in many plants, within allotetraploid Brassica napus little is known. RESULTS: In this study, a total of 119 Aux/IAA genes were found in the genome of B. napus. They were distributed non-randomly across all 19 chromosomes and other non-anchored random scaffolds, with a symmetric distribution in the A and C subgenomes...
November 16, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145514/why-patients-with-thbd-c-1611c-a-p-cys537x-nonsense-mutation-have-high-levels-of-soluble-thrombomodulin
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Yohann Jourdy, Nathalie Enjolras, Sandra Le Quellec, Jean Claude Bordet, Claude Négrier, Christine Vinciguerra, Yesim Dargaud
BACKGROUND: Recently our group has described a new autosomal dominant bleeding disorder characterized by very high plasma levels of soluble thrombomodulin (TM). The THBD c.1611C>A (p.Cys537X) mutation in heterozygous state was found in the propositus. This mutation leads to the synthesis of a truncated TM which has lost the last three amino-acids of the transmembrane domain and the cytoplasmic tail. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the mechanism responsible for TM shedding in endothelial cells with THBD c...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145351/comparison-of-treatment-of-acute-unstable-distal-clavicle-fractures-using-anatomical-locking-plates-with-versus-without-additional-suture-anchor-fixation
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Jixing Fan, Yufu Zhang, Qiang Huang, Xieyuan Jiang, Liang He
BACKGROUND Surgical managements were recommended for unstable distal clavicle fracture owing to the high incidence of nonunion. The present study compared the efficacy of anatomical locking plate with versus without additional suture anchor fixation for the treatment of unstable Neer type II distal clavicle fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between January 2013 to January 2015, 28 consecutive patients with unstable Neer type II  fractures were treated by using anatomical locking plate with or without additional suture anchor fixation...
November 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145347/fingertip-winding-suture-pull-out-suture-technique-for-flexor-tendon-repair-in-zone-i
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Mostafa Mahmoud, Motaz Elian, Abdalah Seif Elnasr
Injuries to flexor tendons in zone I has always been challenging during repair. Over the time several techniques were developed and modified to achieve the highest repair strength and thus the best functional outcome. These techniques vary from pull-out sutures with internal and external fixation to the use of bone anchors. All techniques were accompanied with advantages and disadvantages as well as postoperative morbidities related to certain techniques. In the present technique we introduce a subperiosteal pull-out suturing technique...
December 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145196/aqp2-abundance-is-regulated-by-the-e3-ligase-chip-via-hsp70
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Mariangela Centrone, Marianna Ranieri, Annarita Di Mise, Sante Princiero Berlingerio, Annamaria Russo, Peter M T Deen, Olivier Staub, Giovanna Valenti, Grazia Tamma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: AQP2 expression is mainly controlled by vasopressin-dependent changes in protein abundance which is in turn regulated by AQP2 ubiquitylation and degradation, however the proteins involved in these processes are largely unknown. Here, we investigated the potential role of the CHIP E3 ligase in AQP2 regulation. METHODS: MCD4 cells and kidney slices were used to study the involvement of the E3 ligase CHIP on AQP2 protein abundance by cell homogenization and immunoprecipitation followed by immunoblotting...
November 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144584/3d-printed-anchoring-sutures-for-permanent-shaping-of-tissues
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Wei Wei, Yuxiao Li, Huazhe Yang, Reza Nassab, Fatemeh Shahriyari, Ali Akpek, Xiaofei Guan, Yanhui Liu, Shahrouz Taranejoo, Ali Tamayol, Yu Shrike Zhang, Ali Khademhosseini, Hae Lin Jang
Sutures are one of the most widely used devices for adhering separated tissues after injury or surgery. However, most sutures require knotting, which can create a risk of inflammation, and can act as mechanically weak points that often result in breakage and slipping. Here, an anchoring suture is presented with a design that facilitates its propagation parallel to the suturing direction, while maximizing its resistive force against the opposite direction of external force to lock its position in tissues. Different microstructures of suture anchors are systematically designed using orthogonal arrays, and selected based on shape factors associated with mechanical strength...
November 16, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144135/parameterization-of-palmitoylated-cysteine-farnesylated-cysteine-geranylgeranylated-cysteine-and-myristoylated-glycine-for-the-martini-force-field
#16
Yoav Atsmon-Raz, D Peter Tieleman
Peripheral membrane proteins go through various post-translational modifications that covalently bind fatty acid tails to specific amino acids. These post translational modifications significantly alter the lipophilicity of the modified proteins and allow them to anchor to biological membranes. Over 1000 different proteins have been identified to date that require such membrane-protein interactions in order to carry out their biological functions, including members of the Src and Ras superfamilies that play key roles in cell signaling and carcinogenesis...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142212/dye-sensitized-solar-cells-based-on-a-push-pull-zinc-phthalocyanine-bearing-diphenylamine-donor-groups-computational-predictions-face-experimental-reality
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Riccardo Milan, Gurpreet Singh Selopal, Marco Cavazzini, Simonetta Orlandi, Rita Boaretto, Stefano Caramori, Isabella Concina, Gianluca Pozzi
Computational studies have suggested that the integration of secondary amine as donor groups in the structure of unsymmetrical zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) should have positive effects on photovoltaic performance, once the molecule is integrated as light harvester in dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Aiming at obtaining experimental confirmation, we synthesized a peripherally substituted push-pull ZnPc bearing three electron donating diphenylamine substituents and a carboxylic acid anchoring group and integrated it as sensitizer in TiO2-based DSSCs...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140954/development-of-a-claims-based-frailty-indicator-anchored-to-a-well-established-frailty-phenotype-erratum
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December 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140721/long-term-stability-of-soft-tissue-changes-in-anterior-open-bite-adults-treated-with-zygomatic-miniplate-anchored-maxillary-posterior-intrusion
#19
Eiman S Marzouk, Hassan E Kassem
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate soft tissue changes and their long-term stability in skeletal anterior open bite adults treated by maxillary posterior teeth intrusion using zygomatic miniplates and premolar extractions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lateral cephalograms of 26 patients were taken at pretreatment (T1), posttreatment (T2), 1 year posttreatment (T3), and 4 years posttreatment (T4). RESULTS: At the end of treatment, the soft tissue facial height and profile convexity were reduced...
November 15, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140709/tuning-anatase-surface-reactivity-towards-carboxylic-acid-anchor-groups
#20
Mariana Cecilio de Oliveira Monteiro, Patrik Schmuki, Manuela Sonja Killian
The effect of different post-treatments on TiO2 anatase surface reactivity was investigated, in order to obtain the best techniques for enhancing anatase performance in diverse applications, e.g. in photocatalysis and especially as photoelectrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Different post-treatments of compact anodic anatase TiO2 were compared, including O2 plasma, UV irradiation, immersion in H2O2, vapor thermal treatment and post-anodization, evaluating the increase of the amount of OH reactive groups on the surface and removal of surface contamination...
November 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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