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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323872/expression-maturation-and-turnover-of-drrs-an-unusually-stable-dosr-regulated-small-rna-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Alexandra Moores, Ana B Riesco, Stefan Schwenk, Kristine B Arnvig
Mycobacterium tuberculosis depends on the ability to adjust to stresses encountered in a range of host environments, adjustments that require significant changes in gene expression. Small RNAs (sRNAs) play an important role as post-transcriptional regulators of prokaryotic gene expression, where they are associated with stress responses and, in the case of pathogens, adaptation to the host environment. In spite of this, the understanding of M. tuberculosis RNA biology remains limited. Here we have used a DosR-associated sRNA as an example to investigate multiple aspects of mycobacterial RNA biology that are likely to apply to other M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323416/one-pot-two-nanoprobe-assay-uncovers-targeted-glycoprotein-biosignature
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Mira Anne C Dela Rosa, Wei-Chun Chen, Yi-Ju Chen, Rofeamor P Obena, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Rey Y Capangpangan, Tung-Hung Su, Chi-Ling Chen, Pei-Jer Chen, Yu-Ju Chen
We report a one-pot two-nanoprobe approach coupled to mass spectrometry for simultaneous quantification and post-translational modification (PTM) profiling of targeted protein in biofluid. Using N-glycoprotein as model, the assay employs two nanoprobes, antibody-conjugated SiO2 nanoparticles and lectin-conjugated magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles, to achieve target glycoprotein isolation from biofluid and subsequent glycopeptide enrichment in a single tube. As demonstrated on α-fetoprotein (AFP), a serum biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the assay has high purification specificity (20 glycopeptides) with 2-fold and 10-fold superior total glycopeptide intensity compared to non-one-pot method (9 glycopeptides) or without enrichment (6 glycopeptides), respectively...
March 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318691/evaluation-of-simulated-dredging-to-control-internal-phosphorus-release-from-sediments-focused-on-phosphorus-transfer-and-resupply-across-the-sediment-water-interface
#3
Juhua Yu, Shiming Ding, Jicheng Zhong, Chengxin Fan, Qiuwen Chen, Hongbin Yin, Lei Zhang, Yinlong Zhang
Sediment dredging is an effective restoration method to control the internal phosphorus (P) loading of eutrophic lakes. However, the core question is that the real mechanism of dredging responsible for sediment internal P release still remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the P exchange across the sediment-water interface (SWI) and the internal P resupply ability from the sediments after dredging. The study is based on a one-year field simulation study in Lake Taihu, China, using a Rhizon soil moisture sampler, high-resolution dialysis (HR-Peeper), ZrO-Chelex diffusive gradients in thin film (ZrO-Chelex DGT), and P fractionation and adsorption isotherm techniques...
March 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317827/-direct-restoration-of-the-tooth-crown-using-various-core-build-up-materials
#4
L N Maksimovskaya, V A Krutov, P V Kuprin, M A Kuprina
The aim of the study was to assess direct restorations mechanical properties (both in vitro and in vivo) to improve dental restorations quality after root canal treatment. Laboratory tests showed that using nanocomposite materials of dual curing with the fiberglass reinforced posts improves restoration strength in endodontically treated teeth: by 3.9±5.8% in class II Peroz restorations, 12.6±5.9 and 24.2±4.2% in class III and IV, correspondently. Using fiberglass reinforced posts (LuxaPost) for the restoration of the tooth crown after endodontic treatment significantly decreases the number of complications associated with marginal leakage of the restoration during first 2 years after treatment (p<005)...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317065/interactions-of-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-and-endophytic-fungi-improve-seedling-survival-and-growth-in-post-mining-waste
#5
Katarzyna Wężowicz, Piotr Rozpądek, Katarzyna Turnau
The impact of fungal endophytes and the modulating role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on the vitality of Verbascum lychnitis, grown in the laboratory in a substratum from a post-mining waste dump was investigated. We report that inoculation with a single endophyte negatively affected the survival rate and biomass production of most of the plant-endophyte consortia examined. The introduction of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi into this setup (dual inoculation) had a beneficial effect on both biomass yield and survivability...
March 20, 2017: Mycorrhiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315757/chronic-social-stress-leads-to-altered-sleep-homeostasis-in-mice
#6
Nadja Olini, Iru Rothfuchs, Damiano Azzinnari, Christopher R Pryce, Salome Kurth, Reto Huber
Disturbed sleep and altered sleep homeostasis are core features of many psychiatric disorders such as depression. Chronic uncontrollable stress is considered an important factor in the development of depression, but little is known on how chronic stress affects sleep regulation and sleep homeostasis. We therefore examined the effects of chronic social stress (CSS) on sleep regulation in mice. Adult male C57BL/6 mice were implanted for electrocortical recordings (ECoG) and underwent either a 10-day CSS protocol or control handling (CON)...
March 15, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315194/assessing-entrustable-professional-activities-during-the-psychiatry-clerkship
#7
Martin Klapheke, Teresa Johnson, Morayma Cubero
OBJECTIVE: Within 10 years, the Association of American Medical Colleges envisions graduating medical students will be entrusted by their school to perform 13 core entrustable professional activities (EPAs) without direct supervision. The authors focused on eight EPAs that appear most relevant to clinical training during the psychiatry clerkship at their institution to evaluate whether students assess themselves as making progress in EPAs during this clerkship, to see how students' self-assessments compare with the clerkship director's assessments, and to see if weaknesses in the curriculum were found...
March 17, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314996/development-of-the-aospine-patient-reported-outcome-spine-trauma-aospine-prost-a-universal-disease-specific-outcome-instrument-for-individuals-with-traumatic-spinal-column-injury
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Said Sadiqi, A Mechteld Lehr, Marcel W Post, Marcel F Dvorak, Frank Kandziora, S Rajasekaran, Klaus J Schnake, Alexander R Vaccaro, F Cumhur Oner
PURPOSE: To report on the multi-phase process used in developing the AOSpine Patient Reported Outcome Spine Trauma (AOSpine PROST), as well as the results of its application in a pilot study. METHODS: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) methodology was used as the basis for the development of this tool. Four preparatory studies and a consensus conference were performed, and resulted in the selection of 25 core ICF categories as well as the scale for use...
March 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304374/continuous-transport-of-pacific-derived-anthropogenic-radionuclides-towards-the-indian-ocean
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Daniela Pittauer, Stephen G Tims, Michaela B Froehlich, L Keith Fifield, Anton Wallner, Steven D McNeil, Helmut W Fischer
Unusually high concentrations of americium and plutonium have been observed in a sediment core collected from the eastern Lombok Basin between Sumba and Sumbawa Islands in the Indonesian Archipelago. Gamma spectrometry and accelerator mass spectrometry data together with radiometric dating of the core provide a high-resolution record of ongoing deposition of anthropogenic radionuclides. A plutonium signature characteristic of the Pacific Proving Grounds (PPG) dominates in the first two decades after the start of the high yield atmospheric tests in 1950's...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304160/nucleosome-histone-tail-conformation-and-dynamics-impacts-of-lysine-acetylation-and-a-nearby-minor-groove-benzo-a-pyrene-derived-lesion
#10
Iwen Fu, Yuqin Cai, Nicholas E Geacintov, Yingkai Zhang, Suse Broyde
Histone tails in nucleosomes play critical roles in regulation of many biological processes including chromatin compaction, transcription and DNA repair. Moreover, post-translational modifications, notably lysine acetylation, are crucial to these functions. While the tails have been intensively studied, how the structures and dynamics of tails are impacted by the presence of a nearby bulky DNA lesion is a frontier research area, and how these properties are impacted by tail lysine acetylation remains unexplored...
March 17, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301010/effect-of-sonic-vibrations-on-bond-strength-of-fiberglass-posts-bonded-to-root-dentin
#11
Amanda Mahammad Mushashe, Rodrigo Otavio Jatahy Ferreira do Amaral, Carlos Eduardo Edwards Rezende, Flares Baratto Filho, Leonardo Fernandes da Cunha, Carla Castiglia Gonzaga
Sonic vibrations may improve the bond strength and durability of fiberglass posts by improving adhesive penetration into dentin as well as the cement flow. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of sonic vibrations on the bond strength between fiberglass posts and root dentin using the pull-out test. Bovine roots were endodontically treated and divided randomly into four groups (n=12): Group C - conventional cementation (control); Group SA - sonic vibration (Smart Sonic Device, FGM) of the adhesive system and conventional post accommodation; SP group - conventional adhesive application and sonic vibration of the post during accommodation; and SASP - sonic vibration of the system adhesive and the post during accommodation...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300433/eating-in-the-panopticon-surveillance-of-food-and-weight-before-and-after-bariatric-surgery
#12
Sarah Trainer, Amber Wutich, Alexandra Brewis
In this article, we explore the processes by which surveillance of eating and weight are coupled with popular and medical ideas about discipline, responsibility, and moral worth for individuals identified as fat/obese. We then follow these individuals through bariatric surgery and weight loss, paying attention to what discourses and practices shift and what remain unchanged. We argue that weight loss does not temper the intensity and constancy of surveillance, because it is at the core of ideas concerning good citizenship and personal responsibility...
March 16, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299639/age-related-changes-in-central-effects-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-crf-suggest-a-role-for-this-mediator-in-aging-anorexia-and-cachexia
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Judit Tenk, Ildikó Rostás, Nóra Füredi, Alexandra Mikó, Margit Solymár, Szilvia Soós, Balázs Gaszner, Diana Feller, Miklós Székely, Erika Pétervári, Márta Balaskó
Hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) lays downstream to catabolic melanocortins and at least partly mediates their catabolic effects. Age-related changes in the melanocortin system (weak responsiveness in middle-aged and a strong one in old rats) have been shown to contribute to middle-aged obesity and later to aging anorexia and cachexia of old age groups. We hypothesized that catabolic (anorexigenic and hypermetabolic) CRF effects vary with aging similarly to those of melanocortins. Thus, we aimed to test whether age-related variations of CRF effects may also contribute to middle-aged obesity and aging anorexia leading to weight loss of old age groups...
February 2017: Geroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298991/fracture-resistance-of-endodontically-treated-teeth-with-different-direct-corono-radicular-restoration-methods
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Horieh Moosavi, Safora Afshari, Fatemeh Manari
BACKGROUND: Endodontically treated teeth are widely considered to be more susceptible to fracture than vital teeth. Obturation procedures and post placement have been a main cause of vertical root fracture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-eight human premolars with standardized weakened roots were endodontically treated and allocated to four experimental groups (n=12). After root canal treatment, in group 1, fiber posts #1 were cemented in root canals using Estelite Core Quick, and the crowns were restored with resin composite...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298762/comparison-of-butorphanol-and-fentanyl-for-the-relief-of-postoperative-shivering-associated-with-spinal-anesthesia
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Venkata Sesha Sai Krishna Manne, Srinivasa Rao Gondi
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare fentanyl and butorphanol for the relief of postoperative shivering in spinal anesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status Class I and II patients aged 19-60 years belonging to both sexes who were posted for elective surgical procedures under spinal anesthesia were divided into two groups (fentanyl and butorphanol) and monitored intraoperatively for the occurrence of shivering and time taken to control shivering after administration of fentanyl and butorphanol drugs...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298630/proteomic-analysis-of-proteome-and-histone-post-translational-modifications-in-heat-shock-protein-90-inhibition-mediated-bladder-cancer-therapeutics
#16
Qingdi Quentin Li, Jian-Jiang Hao, Zheng Zhang, L Spencer Krane, Kai H Hammerich, Thomas Sanford, Jane B Trepel, Len Neckers, Piyush K Agarwal
Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) inhibition is an attractive strategy for cancer treatment. Several HSP90 inhibitors have shown promising effects in clinical oncology trials. However, little is known about HSP90 inhibition-mediated bladder cancer therapy. Here, we report a quantitative proteomic study that evaluates alterations in protein expression and histone post-translational modifications (PTMs) in bladder carcinoma in response to HSP90 inhibition. We show that 5 HSP90 inhibitors (AUY922, ganetespib, SNX2112, AT13387, and CUDC305) potently inhibited the proliferation of bladder cancer 5637 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295012/correlations-between-tbl1xr1-and-recurrence-of-colorectal-cancer
#17
Hongda Liu, Yunfei Xu, Qun Zhang, Kangshuai Li, Dawei Wang, Shuo Li, Shanglei Ning, Hui Yang, Weichen Shi, Zhaochen Liu, Yuxin Chen
More than 25% localized CRC patients died from post-operative metastasis, and risk of metastasis varies among individuals due to the high heterogeneity of CRC. Therefore, figuring out potential biomarkers for disease recurrence would be invaluable to improve the follow-up efficiency and clinical treatment. Transducin (β)-like 1 X-linked receptor 1 (TBL1XR1) is a core component of the nuclear receptor corepressor complex, which functions as a repressive coregulatory factor for multiple transcription factors...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293244/efficient-transient-expression-of-recombinant-proteins-in-plants-by-the-novel-peff-vector-based-on-the-genome-of-potato-virus-x
#18
Eugenia S Mardanova, Elena A Blokhina, Liudmila M Tsybalova, Hadrien Peyret, George P Lomonossoff, Nikolai V Ravin
Agroinfiltration of plant leaves with binary vectors carrying a gene of interest within a plant viral vector is a rapid and efficient method for protein production in plants. Previously, we constructed a self-replicating vector, pA7248AMV, based on the genetic elements of potato virus X (PVX), and have shown that this vector can be used for the expression of recombinant proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana. However, this vector is almost 18 kb long and therefore not convenient for genetic manipulation. Furthermore, for efficient expression of the target protein it should be co-agroinfiltrated with an additional binary vector expressing a suppressor of post-transcriptional gene silencing...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291610/the-impact-of-the-1999-mw-7-4-event-in-the-%C3%A4-zmit-bay-turkey-on-anthropogenic-contaminant-pcbs-pahs-and-pbdes-concentrations-recorded-in-a-deep-sediment-core
#19
S Giuliani, L G Bellucci, M N Çağatay, A Polonia, R Piazza, M Vecchiato, S Pizzini, L Gasperini
The 1999 Mw 7.4 earthquake triggered a tremendous human tragedy and had a great social impact over the population of the İzmit Bay, one of the most industrialized area of Turkey. Although the successive environmental disasters were well documented, information on its sedimentary record is lacking. The present research aims at filling this gap, through the analysis of organic contaminants (PCBs, PAHs, and PBDEs) in a dated sediment core collected in the depocenter of the Karamürsel Basin in 2005. Profiles of total PCBs and total PAHs overlap the timing of industrialization in the area (starting in the 1960s) with values increasing as the population and the number of industrial plants grew larger...
March 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291463/streamlining-participant-recruitment-for-tbi-and-ptsd-research-studies
#20
Shristi Joshi, Kerri Dunbar, Patricia Taylor, Kelli L Sullivan, Mariam M Afzal, Christina Song, Maulik Purohit, Michael J Roy
OBJECTIVES: Recruitment of participants for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) studies is a major challenge, causing delays in study timelines and even study failures. To address this challenge, the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) Recruitment Core developed procedures for identification, screening, and referral of participants from screening studies to a broad range of TBI and PTSD studies. METHODS: Participants were recruited from civilian hospitals, Military Treatment Facilities, and through various events and presentations...
March 2017: Military Medicine
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