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Sebastian V Nielsen, Martin Kellner, Per G Henriksen, Håkan Olsén, Steen H Hansen, Erik Baatrup
Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors are pharmaceuticals used to treat a range of psychological disorders. They are frequently found in surface waters in populated areas. In recent years, they have been shown to affect the behaviour of various aquatic organisms in a way that can have ecological effects. In this study, we exposed zebrafish of both sexes to nominally 0.00, 0.15 and 1.50 µg L-1 Escitalopram in flow-through tanks for three weeks. Subsequently, ten swimming behaviour parameters were quantified using high-resolution video tracking...
March 14, 2018: Ecotoxicology
Jingyi Li, Jie Xu, Lynne V Abruzzo, Guilin Tang, Shaoying Li, M James You, Gary Lu, Elias J Jabbour, Qi Deng, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, L Jeffrey Medeiros, C Cameron Yin
We describe the clinical, morphologic, immunophenotypic and molecular genetic features of 15 cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with t(4;12)(q12;p13). There were 9 men and 6 women, with a median age of 50 years (range, 17-76). Most patients had hypercellular bone marrow with a median blast count of 58% and multilineage dysplasia. Flow cytometry analysis showed myeloid lineage with blasts positive for CD13, CD33, CD34, CD38, CD117 and HLA-DR. Interestingly, aberrant CD7 expression was detected in 12/14 cases, and myeloperoxidase was either negative (3/15) or positive in only a small subset of the blasts (12/15)...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
R Brackley, M C Lucas, R Thomas, C E Adams, C W Bean
This study assessed the usefulness of passing euthanized Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts through an Archimedean screw turbine to test for external damage, as compared with live, actively swimming smolts. Scale loss was the only observed effect. Severe scale loss was 5·9 times more prevalent in euthanized turbine-passed fish (45%) than the live fish (7·6%). Additionally, distinctive patterns of scale loss, consistent with grinding between the turbine helices and housing trough, were observed in 35% of euthanized turbine-passed smolts...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Fish Biology
Guijie Liu, Mengmeng Wang, Anyi Wang, Shirui Wang, Tingting Yang, Reza Malekian, Zhixiong Li
In nature, the lateral line of fish is a peculiar and important organ for sensing the surrounding hydrodynamic environment, preying, escaping from predators and schooling. In this paper, by imitating the mechanism of fish lateral canal neuromasts, we developed an artificial lateral line system composed of micro-pressure sensors. Through hydrodynamic simulations, an optimized sensor structure was obtained and the pressure distribution models of the lateral surface were established in uniform flow and turbulent flow...
March 11, 2018: Sensors
G Zhou, K P Wang, H W Liu, L Wang, X F Xiao, D D Dou, Y B Fan
Owing to low bearing capacity and efficiency, traditional filters or adsorbents for removal of contaminants like crystal violet (CV) dye required frequent replacement. Besides, the combination of three-dimensional (3D) printing and bionics could break the constraints of traditional configuration. In this study, a novel depth-type hybrid polylactic acid (PLA)@graphene oxide (GO)/chitosan (CS) sponge filter with bionic fish-mouth structure was prepared and fabricated, assisted by 3D printing and double freeze-drying technology, according to the theories of vertical cross-step filtration and swirling flow...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Filip Huyghe, Marc Kochzius
In this contribution, we determine the genetic population structure in the Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion akallopsisos) across the Indian Ocean, and on a smaller geographic scale in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). Highly restricted gene flow was discovered between populations on either side of the Indian Ocean using the control region as a mitochondrial marker (mtDNA). We verify this conclusion using 13 microsatellite markers and infer fine scale genetic structuring within the WIO. In total 387 samples from 21 sites were analysed using mtDNA and 13 microsatellite loci...
2018: PloS One
Shin Watanabe, Kenneth Fish, Jason C Kovacic, Olympia Bikou, Lauren Leonardson, Koichi Nomoto, Jaume Aguero, Navin K Kapur, Roger J Hajjar, Kiyotake Ishikawa
BACKGROUND: Delivering therapeutic materials, like stem cells or gene vectors, to the myocardium is difficult in the setting of ischemic heart failure because of decreased coronary flow and impaired microvascular perfusion (MP). The aim of this study was to determine if mechanical left ventricular (LV) unloading with the Impella increases coronary flow and MP in a subacute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Anterior transmural myocardial infarction (infarct size, 26...
March 7, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Huimin Jin, Cheng Yan, Tengfei Xiao, Nannan Yan, Jie Xu, Liping Zhou, Xiaoming Zhou, Qixiang Shao, Sheng Xia
Diets rich in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) fish oil (FO) have beneficial effects in obesity‑associated metabolic disease. However, contradictory roles in inflammatory disease intervention have been reported. Our previous work revealed that a high‑FO diet promoted myeloid cell differentiation by modifying the bone marrow microenvironment; however, its effects on liver inflammation and complement system activation remain unknown. By performing ELISA, reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, flow cytometry and histology on mice fed with high‑FO and low‑fat diets, the present study demonstrated that a 4‑week high‑FO diet promoted liver inflammation in mice without affecting body or liver weight...
March 6, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Corrine Jacobs, Roi Holzman
Suction feeding is a widespread prey capture strategy among aquatic vertebrates. It is almost omnipresent across fishes, and has repeatedly evolved in other aquatic vertebrates. By rapidly expanding the mouth cavity, suction-feeders generate a fluid flow outside of their mouth, drawing prey inside. Fish and other suction feeding organisms display remarkable trophic diversity, echoed in the diversity of their skull and mouth morphologies. Yet, it is unclear how variable suction flows are across species, and whether variation in suction flows supports trophic diversity...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
Xuan Zhuang, Katherine R Murphy, Laura Ghigliotti, Eva Pisano, C-H Christina Cheng
Antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGPs) are a novel evolutionary innovation in members of the northern cod fish family (Gadidae), crucial in preventing death from inoculative freezing by environmental ice in their frigid Arctic and sub-Arctic habitats. However, the genomic origin and molecular mechanism of evolution of this novel life-saving adaptive genetic trait remained to be definitively determined. To this end, we constructed large insert genomic DNA BAC (bacterial artificial chromosome) libraries for two AFGP-bearing gadids, the high-Arctic polar cod Boreogadus saida and the cold-temperate Atlantic tomcod Microgadus tomcod, to isolate and sequence their AFGP genomic regions for fine resolution evolutionary analyses...
March 3, 2018: Marine Genomics
Eugene Choi, Derek Alsop, Joanna Y Wilson
In this study, we examined if rainbow trout chronically exposed to acetaminophen (10 and 30 μgL-1 ) showed histological changes that coincided with functional changes in the kidney, gill and liver. Histological changes in the kidney included movement and loss of nuclei, non-uniform nuclei size, non-uniform cytoplasmic staining, and loss of tubule integrity. Histological effects were more severe at the higher concentration and coincided with concentration dependent increases in urine flow rate and increased urinary concentrations of sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, urea, ammonia, glucose, and protein...
February 15, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
Yongping Zhou, Yigang Chen, Wenzhou Ding, Zhiyuan Hua, Liying Wang, Ye Zhu, Haixin Qian, Tu Dai
This study was expected to reveal the regulatory effects of lncRNA UCA1 on pancreatic cancer cell progression through targeting miR-96/FOXO3. Microarray analysis was carried out on 36 cases of pancreatic cancer tissues and 16 cases of adjacent tissues among them. Expression levels of lncRNA UCA1, miR-96, and FOXO3 in pancreatic cancer tissues and cell lines were determined by qRT-PCR. Expression levels of FOXO3 protein were determined by western blot. Cell viability, cell cycle and apoptosis, cell invasion and migration were detected by CCK-8, flow cytometry, and transwell assay, respectively...
March 2, 2018: IUBMB Life
Carmen Tejada-Casado, Francisco J Lara, Ana M García-Campaña, Monsalud Del Olmo-Iruela
Ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) coupled with fluorescence detection (FL) has been proposed for the first time to determine thirteen benzimidazoles (BZs) in farmed fish samples. In order to optimize the chromatographic separation, parameters such as mobile phase composition and flow rate were carefully studied, establishing a gradient mode with a mobile phase consisted of water (solvent A) and acetonitrile (solvent B) at a flow rate of 0.4 mL/min. The separation was performed on a Zorbax Eclipse Plus RRHD C18 column (50 × 2...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
D F Campos, A L Val, V M F Almeida-Val
The metabolism of fishes is profoundly affected by environmental factors such as temperature, oxygen concentration, and pH levels. Also, biotic elements, for instance, activity levels of species, have been suggested to affect the energy demand, driving their capacity to support environmental challenges. The present work aims to investigate the effects of the lifestyle and swimming activities levels of fishes living in Amazon forest stream on the aerobic metabolism and thermal tolerance. Intermittent flow respirometry was used to measure routine metabolic rate and thermal maximum metabolic rate with a thermal ramp methodology...
February 2018: Journal of Thermal Biology
Svetlana O Sharapova, Alena V Valochnik, Irina E Guryanova, Inga S Sakovich, Olga V Aleinikova
Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) is a rare neurodegenerative disease characterized by an early onset ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasia, immunodeficiency, recurrent infections, radio-sensitivity, and a predisposition to malignancy. We present the case of a child with coexistent AT and trisomy X (47,XXX). We used fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) to confirm that this person had 47,XXX karyotype in blood cells, bone marrow, fibroblasts, and buccal smear. Standard cytogenetic studies (not banded) were conducted on blood cells...
February 28, 2018: Immunogenetics
Stanislav Kislyuk, Wannes Van den Bosch, Erwin Adams, Peter de Witte, Deirdre Cabooter
The present study explores the potential of 10-day-old zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a predictive blood-brain-barrier model using a set of 7 pharmaceutical agents. For this purpose, zebrafish were incubated with each of these 7 drugs separately via the route of immersion and the concentration reaching the brain was determined by applying a brain extraction procedure allowing isolation of the intact brain from the head of the zebrafish larvae. Sample analysis was performed utilizing capillary ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (cap-UHPLC) on a Pepmap RSLC C18 capillary column (150 mm × 300 μm, dp  = 2 μm) coupled to a variable wavelength UV detector...
February 27, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Maykel Hernández-Mesa, Carmen Cruces-Blanco, Ana M García-Campaña
A novel multiresidue method is proposed for the determination of 12 5-nitroimidazoles and their metabolites in fish roe samples using UHPLC-MS/MS. A salting-out assisted liquid-liquid extraction procedure was performed prior to sample analysis. The separation of compounds was accomplished using a C18 Zorbax Eclipse Plus column (50 mm × 2.1 mm, 1.8 µm) at 25 °C and a mobile phase consisting of 0.025% (v/v) aqueous formic acid and pure MeOH at a flow rate of 0.5 mL/min. Parameters involved in ionization and fragmentation were also optimized...
June 30, 2018: Food Chemistry
Patrick Tomkins, Minna Saaristo, Michael G Bertram, Marcus Michelangeli, Raymond B Tomkins, Bob B M Wong
The environmental impact of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)-compounds that interfere with endocrine system function at minute concentrations-is now well established. In recent years, concern has been mounting over a group of endocrine disruptors known as hormonal growth promotants (HGPs), which are natural and synthetic chemicals used to promote growth in livestock by targeting the endocrine system. One of the most potent compounds to enter the environment as a result of HGP use is 17β-trenbolone, which has repeatedly been detected in aquatic habitats...
February 22, 2018: Environmental Pollution
Weiwei Yao, Yuansheng Chen
Colorado River is a unique ecosystem and provides important ecological services such as habitat for fish species as well as water power energy supplies. River management for this ecosystem requires assessment and decision support tools for fish which involves protecting, restoring as well as the forecasting of future conditions. In this paper, a habitat and population model was developed and used to determine the levels of fish habitat suitability and population density in Colorado River between Lees Ferry and Lake Mead...
February 22, 2018: Mathematical Biosciences
José F Domínguez-Contreras, Adrian Munguia-Vega, Bertha P Ceballos-Vázquez, Marcial Arellano-Martínez, Francisco J García-Rodríguez, Melanie Culver, Hector Reyes-Bonilla
The fishery for octopus in Northwest Mexico has increased to over 2,000 tons annually, but to date the specific composition of the catch has been ignored. With at least three main species targeted by artisanal fisheries in the region with distinct life histories, the lack of basic biological information about the distribution, metapopulation size and structure of each species could impede effective fisheries management to avoid overexploitation. We tested if different life histories of three species of octopus could help predict observed patterns of genetic diversity, population dynamics, structure and connectivity and how this information could be relevant to the sustainable management of the fishery...
2018: PeerJ
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