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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231525/construction-of-new-est-ssrs-for-fusarium-resistant-wheat-breeding
#1
Aysen Yumurtaci, Hulya Sipahi, Ayed Al-Abdallat, Abdulqader Jighly, Michael Baum
Surveying Fusarium resistance in wheat with easy applicable molecular markers such as simple sequence repeats (SSRs) is a prerequest for molecular breeding. Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) are one of the main sources for development of new SSR candidates. Therefore, 18.292 publicly available wheat ESTs were mined and genotyping of newly developed 55 EST-SSR derived primer pairs produced clear fragments in ten wheat cultivars carrying different levels of Fusarium resistance. Among the proved markers, 23 polymorphic EST-SSRs were obtained and related alleles were mostly found on B and D genome...
February 11, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231413/metabolic-chemical-reporters-of-glycans-exhibit-cell-type-selective-metabolism-and-glycoprotein-labeling
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Anna R Batt, Balyn W Zaro, Marisol X Navarro, Matthew Robert Pratt
Since the pioneering work by Reutter and co-workers that demonstrated structural flexibility in the carbohydrate biosynthesis and glycosylation pathways, many different labs have used unnatural monosaccharide analogs to perform glycan engineering on the surface of living cells. A subset of these unnatural monosaccharides contain bioorthogonal groups that enable the selective installation of visualization or enrichment tags. These metabolic chemical reporters (MCRs) have proven to be powerful for the unbiased identification of glycoproteins; however they do have certain limitations...
February 23, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230651/hypoxia-induces-internalization-of-%C3%AE%C2%BA-opioid-receptor
#3
Chunhua Xi, Xuan Liang, Chunhua Chen, Hasan Babazada, Tianzuo Li, Renyu Liu
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that κ-opioid receptor agonists can reduce hypoxia-ischemia brain injury in animal models. However, it is unclear how the κ-opioid receptor responds to hypoxia-ischemia. In the current study, the authors used an in vitro model of oxygen-glucose deprivation and reoxygenation to explore how κ-opioid receptors respond to hypoxia and reoxygenation. METHODS: Mouse neuroblastoma Neuro2A cells were stably transfected with mouse κ-opioid receptor-tdTomato fusion protein or Flag-tagged mouse κ-opioid receptor, divided into several groups (n = 6 to 12), and used to investigate the κ-opioid receptor movement...
February 23, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230526/sensitivity-to-image-recurrence-across-eye-movement-like-image-transitions-through-local-serial-inhibition-in-the-retina
#4
Vidhyasankar Krishnamoorthy, Michael Weick, Tim Gollisch
Standard models of stimulus encoding in the retina postulate that image presentations activate neurons according to the increase of preferred contrast inside the receptive field. During natural vision, however, images do not arrive in isolation, but follow each other rapidly, separated by sudden gaze shifts. We here report that, contrary to standard models, specific ganglion cells in mouse retina are suppressed after a rapid image transition by changes in visual patterns across the transition, but respond with a distinct spike burst when the same pattern reappears...
February 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230151/potential-microbial-contamination-during-sampling-of-permafrost-soil-assessed-by-tracers
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Toke Bang-Andreasen, Morten Schostag, Anders Priemé, Bo Elberling, Carsten S Jacobsen
Drilling and handling of permanently frozen soil cores without microbial contamination is of concern because contamination e.g. from the active layer above may lead to incorrect interpretation of results in experiments investigating potential and actual microbial activity in these low microbial biomass environments. Here, we present an example of how microbial contamination from active layer soil affected analysis of the potentially active microbial community in permafrost soil. We also present the development and use of two tracers: (1) fluorescent plastic microspheres and (2) Pseudomonas putida genetically tagged with Green Fluorescent Protein production to mimic potential microbial contamination of two permafrost cores...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230047/electrically-tunable-artificial-gauge-potential-for-polaritons
#6
Hyang-Tag Lim, Emre Togan, Martin Kroner, Javier Miguel-Sanchez, Atac Imamoğlu
Neutral particles subject to artificial gauge potentials can behave as charged particles in magnetic fields. This fascinating premise has led to demonstrations of one-way waveguides, topologically protected edge states and Landau levels for photons. In ultracold neutral atoms, effective gauge fields have allowed the emulation of matter under strong magnetic fields leading to realization of Harper-Hofstadter and Haldane models. Here we show that application of perpendicular electric and magnetic fields effects a tunable artificial gauge potential for two-dimensional microcavity exciton polaritons...
February 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229296/increased-expression-of-il12b-mrna-transcribed-from-the-risk-haplotype-for-crohn-s-disease-is-a-risk-factor-for-disease-relapse-in-japanese-patients
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Yoichi Kakuta, Tomoya Kimura, Kenichi Negoro, Masatake Kuroha, Hisashi Shiga, Katsuya Endo, Yoshitaka Kinouchi, Tooru Shimosegawa
BACKGROUND: IL12B is a promising candidate for a susceptibility gene in Crohn's disease (CD). The aim of this study was to perform a candidate gene analysis of IL12B in Japanese CD patients, investigate whether the genotype is associated with disease phenotypes, and determine how the risk allele affects susceptibility to CD. METHODS: Three hundred seventy-five patients with CD, 265 patients with ulcerative colitis, and 463 healthy controls were examined. Ten single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) around IL12B were genotyped...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229020/an-open-source-device-for-operant-licking-in-rats
#8
Matthew Longley, Ethan L Willis, Cindy X Tay, Hao Chen
We created an easy-to-use device for operant licking experiments and another device that records environmental variables. Both devices use the Raspberry Pi computer to obtain data from multiple input devices (e.g., radio frequency identification tag readers, touch and motion sensors, environmental sensors) and activate output devices (e.g., LED lights, syringe pumps) as needed. Data gathered from these devices are stored locally on the computer but can be automatically transferred to a remote server via a wireless network...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228251/spatial-and-temporal-regulation-of-receptor-endocytosis-in-neuronal-dendrites-revealed-by-imaging-of-single-vesicle-formation
#9
Morgane Rosendale, Damien Jullié, Daniel Choquet, David Perrais
Endocytosis in neuronal dendrites is known to play a critical role in synaptic transmission and plasticity such as long-term depression (LTD). However, the inability to detect endocytosis directly in living neurons has hampered studies of its dynamics and regulation. Here, we visualized the formation of individual endocytic vesicles containing pHluorin-tagged receptors with high temporal resolution in the dendrites of cultured hippocampal neurons. We show that transferrin receptors (TfRs) are constitutively internalized at optically static clathrin-coated structures...
February 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228091/exploring-the-transcriptome-of-non-model-oleaginous-microalga-dunaliella-tertiolecta-through-high-throughput-sequencing-and-high-performance-computing
#10
Lina Yao, Kenneth Wei Min Tan, Tin Wee Tan, Yuan Kun Lee
BACKGROUND: RNA-Seq technology has received a lot of attention in recent years for microalgal global transcriptomic profiling. It is widely used in transcriptome-wide analysis of gene expression., particularly for microalgal strains with potential as biofuel sources. However, insufficient genomic or transcriptomic information of non-model microalgae has limited the understanding of their regulatory mechanisms and hampered genetic manipulation to enhance biofuel production. As such, an optimal microalgal transcriptomic database construction is a subject of urgent investigation...
February 22, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227589/uhf-wearable-battery-free-sensor-module-for-activity-and-falling-detection
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Nam Trung Dang, Thang Viet Tran, Wan-Young Chung, Nam Trung Dang, Thang Viet Tran, Wan-Young Chung, Thang Viet Tran, Wan-Young Chung, Nam Trung Dang
Falling is one of the most serious medical and social problems in aging population. Therefore taking care of the elderly by detecting activity and falling for preventing and mitigating the injuries caused by falls needs to be concerned. This study proposes a wearable, wireless, battery free ultra-high frequency (UHF) smart sensor tag module for falling and activity detection. The proposed tag is powered by UHF RF wave from reader and read by a standard UHF Electronic Product Code (EPC) Class-1 Generation-2 reader...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225796/what-can-we-learn-about-beat-perception-by-comparing-brain-signals-and-stimulus-envelopes
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Molly J Henry, Björn Herrmann, Jessica A Grahn
Entrainment of neural oscillations on multiple time scales is important for the perception of speech. Musical rhythms, and in particular the perception of a regular beat in musical rhythms, is also likely to rely on entrainment of neural oscillations. One recently proposed approach to studying beat perception in the context of neural entrainment and resonance (the "frequency-tagging" approach) has received an enthusiastic response from the scientific community. A specific version of the approach involves comparing frequency-domain representations of acoustic rhythm stimuli to the frequency-domain representations of neural responses to those rhythms (measured by electroencephalography, EEG)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223458/mutation-of-the-n-terminal-region-of-chikungunya-virus-capsid-protein-implications-for-vaccine-design
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Adam Taylor, Xiang Liu, Ali Zaid, Lucas Y H Goh, Jody Hobson-Peters, Roy A Hall, Andres Merits, Suresh Mahalingam
Mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arthritogenic alphavirus of the Togaviridae family responsible for frequent outbreaks of arthritic disease in humans. Capsid protein, a structural protein encoded by the CHIKV RNA genome, is able to translocate to the host cell nucleolus. In encephalitic alphaviruses, nuclear translocation induces host cell transcriptional shutoff; however, the role of capsid protein nucleolar localization in arthritogenic alphaviruses remains unclear. Using recombinant enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP)-tagged expression constructs and CHIKV infectious clones, we describe a nucleolar localization sequence (NoLS) in the N-terminal region of capsid protein, previously uncharacterized in CHIKV...
February 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223363/auto-inhibition-of-dishevelled-regulated-by-its-extreme-c-terminus-plays-a-distinct-role-in-wnt-beta-catenin-and-wnt-pcp-signaling-pathways
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Jing Qi, Ho-Jin Lee, Audrey Saquet, Xiao-Ning Cheng, Ming Shao, Jie J Zheng, De-Li Shi
Dishevelled (Dvl) is a key intracellular signaling molecule that mediates the activation of divergent Wnt pathways. It contains three highly conserved domains known as DIX, PDZ and DEP, whose functions in beta-catenin-dependent canonical Wnt and beta-catenin-independent non-canonical Wnt signaling have been well characterized. The C-terminal region is also highly conserved from invertebrates to vertebrates. However, its function in regulating the activation of different Wnt signals remains unclear. We previously reported that Dvl conformational change triggered by the highly conserved PDZ-binding C-terminus is important for the pathway specificity...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223313/active-multi-enzyme-assemblies-for-long-chain-olefinic-hydrocarbon-biosynthesis
#15
James K Christenson, Matthew R Jensen, Brandon R Goblirsch, Fatuma Mohamed, Wei Zhang, Carrie M Wilmot, Lawrence P Wackett
Bacteria from different Phyla produce long-chain olefinic hydrocarbons derived from an OleA-catalyzed Claisen condensation of two fatty acyl-CoA substrates, followed by reduction and oxygen elimination reactions catalyzed by the proteins OleB, OleC, and OleD. In this report, OleA, OleB, OleC, and OleD were individually purified as soluble proteins, and all were found to be essential for reconstituting hydrocarbon biosynthesis. Recombinant co-expression of tagged OleABCD proteins from Xanthomonas campestris in Escherichia coli and purification over His6x- and FLAG-columns resulted in OleA separating whilst OleBCD purified together, irrespective of which of the four Ole proteins were tagged...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223280/endothelial-cd99-supports-arrest-of-mouse-neutrophils-in-venules-and-binds-to-neutrophil-pilrs
#16
Debashree Goswami, Sigrid März, Yu-Tung Li, Annette Artz, Kerstin Schäfer, Ruth Seelige, Mariana Pacheco-Blanco, Ding Jing, Maria Gabriele Bixel, Masatake Araki, Kimi Araki, Kenichi Yamamura, Dietmar Vestweber
CD99 is a crucial regulator of the transmigration (diapedesis) of leukocytes through the blood vessel wall. Here, we report that CD99 acts at two different steps in the extravasation process. In agreement with previous antibody blocking experiments, we found that CD99 gene inactivation caused neutrophil accumulation between venular endothelial cells and the basement membrane in the inflamed cremaster. Unexpectedly, we additionally found that leukocyte attachment to the luminal surface of the venular endothelium was impaired in the absence of CD99...
February 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222907/fatigue-testing-of-biomaterials-and-their-interfaces
#17
Dwayne Arola
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to describe the importance of fatigue to the success of restorative dentistry, with emphasis on the methods for evaluating the fatigue properties of materials in this field, and the durability of their bonded interfaces. METHODS: The stress-life fatigue and fatigue crack growth approaches for evaluating the fatigue resistance of dental biomaterials are introduced. Emphasis is placed on in vitro studies of the hard tissue foundation, restorative materials and their bonded interfaces...
February 17, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222675/identification-and-characterization-of-an-efficient-acyl-coa-diacylglycerol-acyltransferase-1-dgat1-gene-from-the-microalga-chlorella-ellipsoidea
#18
Xuejie Guo, Chengming Fan, Yuhong Chen, Jingqiao Wang, Weibo Yin, Richard R C Wang, Zanmin Hu
BACKGROUND: Oil in the form of triacylglycerols (TAGs) is quantitatively the most important storage form of energy for eukaryotic cells. Diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) is considered the rate-limiting enzyme for TAG accumulation. Chlorella, a unicellular eukaryotic green alga, has attracted much attention as a potential feedstock for renewable energy production. However, the function of DGAT1 in Chlorella has not been reported. RESULTS: A full-length cDNA encoding a putative diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 (DGAT1, EC 2...
February 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222113/differentially-expressed-proteins-underlying-childhood-cortical-dysplasia-with-epilepsy-identified-by-itraq-proteomic-profiling
#19
Lu Qin, Xi Liu, Shiyong Liu, Yi Liu, Yixuan Yang, Hui Yang, Yangmei Chen, Lifen Chen
Cortical dysplasia accounts for at least 14% of epilepsy cases, and is mostly seen in children. However, the understanding of molecular mechanisms and pathogenesis underlying cortical dysplasia is limited. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to identify potential key molecules in the mechanisms of cortical dysplasia by screening the proteins expressed in brain tissues of childhood cortical dysplasia patients with epilepsy using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation-based tandem mass spectrometry compared to controls, and several differentially expressed proteins that are not reported to be associated with cortical dysplasia previously were selected for validation using real-time polymerase chain reaction, immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221792/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-germinating-barley-under-ga-and-aba-treatments
#20
Yuqing Huang, Shengguan Cai, Jianbin Zeng, Dezhi Wu, Guoping Zhang
The degradation of starch in barley grains is a primary step of beer production. The addition of appropriate amount of GA promotes the production of fermentable sugars, beneficial to brewing industry. However, the response of proteomics in germinating barley to GA and ABA treatments is not thoroughly understood. In this study, iTRAQ (isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation) proteomics analysis was performed to illustrate the change of proteins in Tibetan wild barley XZ72 and XZ95 under GA and ABA treatments during germination...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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