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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340480/using-uhplc-q-trap-ms-as-a-complementary-technique-to-in-depth-mine-uplc-q-tof-ms-data-for-identifying-modified-nucleosides-in-urine
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Zhiwei Lu, Qing Wang, Meiling Wang, Shuang Fu, Qingqing Zhang, Zhixin Zhang, Huizhen Zhao, Yuehong Liu, Zhenhai Huang, Ziye Xie, Honghong Yu, Xiaoyan Gao
Modified nucleosides, metabolites of RNA, are potential biomarkers of cancer before the appearance of morphological abnormalities. It is of great significance to comprehensively detect and identify nucleosides in human urine for discovery of cancer biomarkers. However, the lower abundance, the greater polarity and the matrix effects make it difficult to detect urinary nucleosides. In this paper, an integrated method consisted of sample preparation followed by ultraperformance liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC Q-TOF/MS) detection and primary identification, then ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with hybrid triple quadrupole linear ion trap mass spectrometer (UHPLC Q-Trap/MS) further identification and validation were introduced...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338966/a-comparison-of-sensitivity-specificity-imputation-direct-imputation-and-fully-bayesian-analysis-to-adjust-for-exposure-misclassification-when-validation-data-are-unavailable
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Marine Corbin, Stephen Haslett, Neil Pearce, Milena Maule, Sander Greenland
Purpose: Measurement error is an important source of bias in epidemiological studies. We illustrate three approaches to sensitivity analysis for the effect of measurement error: imputation of the 'true' exposure based on specifying the sensitivity and specificity of the measured exposure (SS); direct imputation (DI) using a regression model for the predictive values; and adjustment based on a fully Bayesian analysis. Methods: We deliberately misclassify smoking status in data from a case-control study of lung cancer...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338805/deciphering-the-genetic-control-of-fruit-texture-in-apple-by-multiple-family-based-analysis-and-genome-wide-association
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Mario Di Guardo, Marco C A M Bink, Walter Guerra, Thomas Letschka, Lidia Lozano, Nicola Busatto, Lara Poles, Alice Tadiello, Luca Bianco, Richard G F Visser, Eric van de Weg, Fabrizio Costa
Fruit texture is a complex feature composed of mechanical and acoustic properties relying on the modifications occurring in the cell wall throughout fruit development and ripening. Apple is characterized by a large variation in fruit texture behavior that directly impacts both the consumer's appreciation and post-harvest performance. To decipher the genetic control of fruit texture comprehensively, two complementing quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping approaches were employed. The first was represented by a pedigree-based analysis (PBA) carried out on six full-sib pedigreed families, while the second was a genome-wide association study (GWAS) performed on a collection of 233 apple accessions...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325003/nanostructured-bioluminescence-quenching-sensor-for-detecting-glucose
#4
Longyan Chen, Longyi Chen, Jin Zhang
A new nanostructured biosensor by applying bioluminescent quenching technique is developed for detecting small molecules, e.g. glucose, at low concentration. It demonstrates the effect of glucose on the interaction between β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) conjugated luciferase and phenylboronic acid (PBA) conjugated gold nanoparticles (Au NPs).
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319994/growth-of-bacterial-phytopathogens-in-animal-manures
#5
Wojciech Sledz, Sabina Zoledowska, Agata Motyka, Leszek Kadziński, Bogdan Banecki
Animal manures are routinely applied to agricultural lands to improve crop yield, but the possibility to spread bacterial phytopathogens through field fertilization has not been considered yet. We monitored 49 cattle, horse, swine, sheep or chicken manure samples collected in 14 Polish voivodeships for the most important plant pathogenic bacteria - Ralstonia solanacearum (Rsol), Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc), Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (Pcc), Pectobacterium atrosepticum (Pba), Erwinia amylovora (Eam), Clavibacter michiganensis subsp...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319864/enantioselective-degradation-of-alpha-cypermethrin-and-detection-of-its-metabolites-in-bullfrog-rana-catesbeiana
#6
Guojun Yao, Xu Jing, Chang Liu, Peng Wang, Xueke Liu, Yinzhu Hou, ZhiQiang Zhou, Donghui Liu
Bullfrog, as a kind of amphibians, can be easily exposed to varied pollutants in the environment for the reason of its habitats and highly permeable skin. We investigated the degradation kinetics and residues of α-cypermethrin in bullfrog by two different methods of administration for the environmental monitoring the behavior of one of the most used pesticides in the amphibians. The oral administration and water exposure of α-cypermethrin on bullfrog was studied in this work. α-Cypermethrin and its main metabolites of cis-3-(2',2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropane carboxylic acid (cis-DCCA) and 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA), which have been determined that having correlation with a number of epidemic diseases, were detected simultaneously...
March 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316566/blockade-of-ryrs-in-the-er-attenuates-6-ohda-induced-calcium-overload-cellular-hypo-excitability-and-apoptosis-in-dopaminergic-neurons
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Lu Huang, Ying Xue, DaYun Feng, RuiXin Yang, Tiejian Nie, Gang Zhu, Kai Tao, GuoDong Gao, Qian Yang
Calcium (Ca(2+)) dyshomeostasis induced by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is an important molecular mechanism of selective dopaminergic (DA) neuron loss in Parkinson's disease (PD). Inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptors (IP3Rs) and ryanodine receptors (RyRs), which are located on the ER surface, are the main endogenous Ca(2+) release channels and play crucial roles in regulating Ca(2+) homeostasis. However, the roles of these endogenous Ca(2+) release channels in PD and their effects on the function and survival of DA neurons remain unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304313/the-effect-of-music-therapy-in-patients-with-huntington-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Monique C H van Bruggen-Rufi, Annemieke C Vink, Ron Wolterbeek, Wilco P Achterberg, Raymund A C Roos
BACKGROUND: Music therapy may have beneficial effects on improving communication and expressive skills in patients with Huntington's disease (HD). Most studies are, however, small observational studies and methodologically limited. Therefore we conducted a multi-center randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of music therapy in comparison with recreational therapy in improving quality of life of patients with advanced Huntington's disease by means of improving communication...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Huntington's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304100/cartilage-specific-autophagy-deficiency-promotes-er-stress-and-impairs-chondrogenesis-in-perk-atf4-chop-dependent-manner
#9
Xiaomin Kang, Wei Yang, Dongxu Feng, Xinxin Jin, Zhengmin Ma, Zhuang Qian, Tianping Xie, Huixia Li, Jiali Liu, Ruiqi Wang, Fang Li, Danhui Li, Hongzhi Sun, Shufang Wu
Autophagy is activated during nutritionally depleted or hypoxic conditions to facilitate cell survival. As growth plate is an avascular and hypoxic tissue, autophagy may have a crucial role during chondrogenesis, however the functional role and underlying mechanism of autophagy in regulation of growth plate remains elusive. In this study, we generated (TamCart) Atg7(-/-) (Atg7cKO) mice to explore the role of autophagy during endochondral ossification. Atg7cKO mice exhibited growth retardation associated with reduced chondrocyte proliferation, differentiation and increased chondrocyte apoptosis...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300229/impedance-spectroscopy-for-monosaccharides-detection-using-responsive-hydrogel-modified-paper-based-electrodes
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C M Daikuzono, C Delaney, H Tesfay, L Florea, O N Oliveira, A Morrin, D Diamond
Herein we present a novel sensor for the detection of monosaccharides (e.g. glucose, fructose) in solution, using electrical impedance spectroscopy. The sensor is based on carbon interdigitated electrodes, printed on paper using screen printing. The surface of the electrodes was modified with a thin layer of hydrogel containing acrylamide copolymerised with 20 mol% 3-(Acrylamido)phenylboronic acid (PBA). It was observed that the hydrogel layers containing 20 mol% PBA swell considerably in the presence of glucose and fructose...
March 16, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297358/evaluation-of-the-eclipse-emc-algorithm-for-bolus-electron-conformal-therapy-using-a-standard-verification-dataset
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Robert L Carver, Conrad P Sprunger, Kenneth R Hogstrom, Richard A Popple, John A Antolak
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and calculation speed of electron dose distributions calculated by the Eclipse electron Monte Carlo (eMC) algorithm for use with bolus electron conformal therapy (ECT). The recent commercial availability of bolus ECT technology requires further validation of the eMC dose calculation algorithm. eMC-calculated electron dose distributions for bolus ECT have been compared to previously measured TLD-dose points throughout patient-based cylindrical phantoms (retromolar trigone and nose), whose axial cross sections were based on the mid-PTV (planning treatment volume) CT anatomy...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294183/the-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-autophagy-pathway-is-involved-in-cholesterol-induced-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-injury
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Fei-Juan Kong, Jia-Hua Wu, Shui-Ya Sun, Jia-Qiang Zhou
Lipotoxicity has been implicated in pancreatic β-cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes, but the exact mechanisms remain unknown. The current study explored the role of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress pathway in cholesterol-induced lipotoxicity. Two different insulinoma cell lines were treated with cholesterol with or without inhibitors. ER stress-associated proteins glucose-regulated protein (GRP) 78, activating transcription factor (ATF) 4 and C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP), as was phosphorylation of eukaryotic initiation factor (EIF) 2α, were all up-regulated by cholesterol...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293167/melatonin-mediates-protective-effects-against-kainic-acid-induced-neuronal-death-through-safeguarding-er-stress-and-mitochondrial-disturbance
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Feixiao Xue, Cai Shi, Qingjie Chen, Weijian Hang, Liangtao Xia, Yue Wu, Sophia Z Tao, Jie Zhou, Anbing Shi, Juan Chen
Kainic acid (KA)-induced neuronal death is linked to mitochondrial dysfunction and ER stress. Melatonin is known to protect hippocampal neurons from KA-induced apoptosis, but the exact mechanisms underlying melatonin protective effects against neuronal mitochondria disorder and ER stress remain uncertain. In this study, we investigated the sheltering roles of melatonin during KA-induced apoptosis by focusing on mitochondrial dysfunction and ER stress mediated signal pathways. KA causes mitochondrial dynamic disorder and dysfunction through calpain activation, leading to neuronal apoptosis...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285140/analysis-of-the-potency-of-various-low-molecular-weight-chemical-chaperones-to-prevent-protein-aggregation
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Chandak Upagupta, Rachel E Carlisle, Jeffrey G Dickhout
Newly translated proteins must undergo proper folding to ensure their function. To enter a low energy state, misfolded proteins form aggregates, which are associated with many degenerative diseases, such as Huntington's disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Recent studies have shown the use of low molecular weight chemical chaperones to be an effective method of reducing protein aggregation in various cell types. This study demonstrates a novel non-biased assay to assess the molecular efficacy of these compounds at preventing protein misfolding and/or aggregation...
March 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277743/obesity-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-causes-lung-endothelial-dysfunction-and-promotes-acute-lung-injury
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Dilip Shah, Freddy Romero, Zhi Guo, Jianxin Sun, Jonathan Li, Caleb B Kallen, Ulhas P Naik, Ross Summer
Obesity is a significant risk factor for the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The mechanisms underlying this association are unknown. We recently showed that diet-induced obese (DIO) mice exhibit pulmonary vascular endothelial dysfunction which is associated with enhanced susceptibility to lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced lung injury. Here, we demonstrate that lung endothelial dysfunction in DIO mice coincides with increased endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Specifically, we observed enhanced expression of the major sensors of misfolded proteins including PERK, IREα and ATF6, in whole lung and in lung endothelial cells isolated from DIO mice...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265343/high-fat-diet-dysregulates-microrna-17-5p-and-triggers-retinal-inflammation-role-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Maha Coucha, Islam N Mohamed, Sally L Elshaer, Osinakachuk Mbata, Megan L Bartasis, Azza B El-Remessy
AIM: To elucidate how high diet-induced endoplasmic reticulum-stress upregulates thioredoxin interacting protein expression in Müller cells leading to retinal inflammation. METHODS: Male C57Bl/J mice were fed either normal diet or 60% high fat diet for 4-8 wk. During the 4 wk study, mice received phenyl-butyric acid (PBA); endoplasmic reticulum-stress inhibitor; for 2 wk. Insulin resistance was assessed by oral glucose tolerance. Effects of palmitate-bovine serum albumin (BSA) (400 μmol/L) were examined in retinal Müller glial cell line and primary Müller cells isolated from wild type and thioredoxin interacting protein knock-out mice...
February 15, 2017: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261571/targeting-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-at1r-inhibits-the-harmful-phenotype-of-plasmodium-specific-cd8-t-cells-during-blood-stage-malaria
#17
João L Silva-Filho, Celso Caruso-Neves, Ana A S Pinheiro
CD8(+) T-cell response is critical in the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria during blood-stage. Our group and other have been shown that angiotensin II (Ang II) and its receptor AT1 (AT1R), a key effector axis of renin-angiotensin system (RAS), have immune regulatory effects on T cells. Previously, we showed that inhibition of AT1R signaling protects mice against the lethal disease induced by Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection However, most of the Ang II/AT1R actions were characterized by using only pharmacological approaches, the effects of which may not always be due to a specific receptor blockade...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252049/double-bond-containing-polyallene-based-triblock-copolymers-via-phenoxyallene-and-meth-acrylate
#18
Aishun Ding, Guolin Lu, Hao Guo, Xiaoyu Huang
A series of ABA triblock copolymers, consisting of double-bond-containing poly(phenoxyallene) (PPOA), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), or poly(butyl acrylate) (PBA) segments, were synthesized by sequential free radical polymerization and atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). A new bifunctional initiator bearing azo and halogen-containing ATRP initiating groups was first prepared followed by initiating conventional free radical homopolymerization of phenoxyallene with cumulated double bond to give a PPOA-based macroinitiator with ATRP initiating groups at both ends...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250046/behavioural-disorders-in-6-year-old-children-and-pyrethroid-insecticide-exposure-the-pelagie-mother-child-cohort
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Jean-François Viel, Florence Rouget, Charline Warembourg, Christine Monfort, Gwendolina Limon, Sylvaine Cordier, Cécile Chevrier
OBJECTIVE: The potential impact of environmental exposure to pyrethroid insecticides on child neurodevelopment has only just started to receive attention despite their widespread use. We investigated the associations between prenatal and childhood exposure to pyrethroid insecticides and behavioural skills in 6-year-olds. METHODS: The PELAGIE cohort enrolled 3421 pregnant women from Brittany, France between 2002 and 2006. 428 mothers were randomly selected for the study when their children turned 6, and 287 (67%) agreed to participate...
March 1, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245985/4-pba-inhibits-lps-induced-inflammation-through-regulating-er-stress-and-autophagy-in-acute-lung-injury-models
#20
Meichun Zeng, Wenhua Sang, Sha Chen, Ran Chen, Hailin Zhang, Feng Xue, Zhengmao Li, Yu Liu, Yongsheng Gong, Hongyu Zhang, Xiaoxia Kong
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a common clinical disorder that causes substantial health problems worldwide. An excessive inflammatory response is the central feature of ALI, but the mechanism is still unclear, especially the role of endoplasmic-reticulum (ER) stress and autophagy. To identify the cellular mechanism of lung inflammation during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mouse model of ALI, we investigated the influence of classic ER stress inhibitor 4-phenyl butyric acid (4-PBA) on ER stress and autophagy, which partially affect the activation of inflammation, both in LPS-induced ALI mouse model and human alveolar epithelial cell model...
February 27, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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