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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108370/application-of-environmental-dna-analysis-for-the-detection-of-opisthorchis-viverrini-dna-in-water-samples
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Hiroki Hashizume, Megumi Sato, Marcello Otake Sato, Sumire Ikeda, Tippayarat Yoonuan, Surapol Sanguankiat, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Kazuhiko Moji, Toshifumi Minamoto
Opisthorchiasis, which can lead to cholangiocarcinoma in cases of chronic infection, is a major public health problem in Southeast Asian countries. The trematode, Opisthorchis viverrini, is the causative agent of the disease. Accurate and rapid monitoring of O. viverrini is crucial for disease prevention and containment. Therefore, in this study we sought to develop a novel species-specific real-time PCR assay for detecting O. viverrini using environmental DNA (eDNA). The diagnostic sensitivity of the newly developed real-time PCR assay was similar to that of the traditional PCR assay for 50 fecal samples collected in Lao PDR (21 and 19 samples were positive by real-time PCR and traditional PCR, respectively)...
January 17, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099610/dermatophytosis-caused-by-microsporum-gypseum-in-infants-report-of-four-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Beatriz da Silva Souza, Débora Sarzi Sartori, Carin de Andrade, Edna Weisheimer, Ana Elisa Kiszewski
Dermatophytosis caused by Microsporum gypseum is rare, especially in infants, with few published cases. Diagnosis in this age group is frequently delayed. We review the literature and report 4 new cases of tinea of glabrous skin caused by M. gypseum mimicking eczema in infants. Considering new and previously reported cases, half of patients were exposed to sand, emphasizing the importance of this transmission vehicle in this age group. In conclusion, although rare, dermatophytosis by M. gypseum should be part of the differential diagnosis of inflammatory dermatosis in infants...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098529/multidrug-resistant-candida-haemulonii-and-c-auris-tel-aviv-israel
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Ronen Ben-Ami, Judith Berman, Ana Novikov, Edna Bash, Yael Shachor-Meyouhas, Shiri Zakin, Yasmin Maor, Jalal Tarabia, Vered Schechner, Amos Adler, Talya Finn
Candida auris and C. haemulonii are closely related, multidrug-resistant emerging fungal pathogens that are not readily distinguishable with phenotypic assays. We studied C. auris and C. haemulonii clinical isolates from 2 hospitals in central Israel. C. auris was isolated in 5 patients with nosocomial bloodstream infection, and C. haemulonii was found as a colonizer of leg wounds at a peripheral vascular disease clinic. Liberal use of topical miconazole and close contact among patients were implicated in C...
February 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098255/annual-time-series-analysis-of-aqueous-edna-reveals-ecologically-relevant-dynamics-of-lake-ecosystem-biodiversity
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Iliana Bista, Gary R Carvalho, Kerry Walsh, Mathew Seymour, Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Delphine Lallias, Martin Christmas, Simon Creer
The use of environmental DNA (eDNA) in biodiversity assessments offers a step-change in sensitivity, throughput and simultaneous measures of ecosystem diversity and function. There remains, however, a need to examine eDNA persistence in the wild through simultaneous temporal measures of eDNA and biota. Here, we use metabarcoding of two markers of different lengths, derived from an annual time series of aqueous lake eDNA to examine temporal shifts in ecosystem biodiversity and in an ecologically important group of macroinvertebrates (Diptera: Chironomidae)...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092365/cancer-cell-chemokines-direct-chemotaxis-of-activated-stellate-cells-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Ishan Roy, Kathleen A Boyle, Emily P Vonderhaar, Noah P Zimmerman, Egal Gorse, A Craig Mackinnon, Rosa F Hwang, Janusz Franco-Barraza, Edna Cukierman, Susan Tsai, Douglas B Evans, Michael B Dwinell
The mechanisms by which the extreme desmoplasia observed in pancreatic tumors develops remain unknown and its role in pancreatic cancer progression is unsettled. Chemokines have a key role in the recruitment of a wide variety of cell types in health and disease. Transcript and protein profile analyses of human and murine cell lines and human tissue specimens revealed a consistent elevation in the receptors CCR10 and CXCR6, as well as their respective ligands CCL28 and CXCL16. Elevated ligand expression was restricted to tumor cells, whereas receptors were in both epithelial and stromal cells...
January 16, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092244/-depression-and-burden-on-primary-caregivers-of-elderly-persons-with-physical-dependence-of-the-umf-171
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Cristina Navarro-Sandoval, Lizbeth Carlota Uriostegui-Espíritu, Edna Gabriela Delgado-Quiñones, Minerva Natalia Sahagún-Cuevas
BACKGROUND: According to the National Health and Nutrition Survey of 2012, more than a quarter of older adults (26.9%) have some degree of disability, requiring a primary caregiver to perform basic activities of daily living. The aim is to determine the prevalence of depression and burden on primary caregivers of elderly persons with physical dependence. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study with non-probability sampling that included the primary caregivers of elderly patients with physical dependence...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081265/the-plasmin-sensitive-protein-pls-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-is-a-glycoprotein
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Isabelle Bleiziffer, Julian Eikmeier, Gottfried Pohlentz, Kathryn McAulay, Guoqing Xia, Muzaffar Hussain, Andreas Peschel, Simon Foster, Georg Peters, Christine Heilmann
Most bacterial glycoproteins identified to date are virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria, i.e. adhesins and invasins. However, the impact of protein glycosylation on the major human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus remains incompletely understood. To study protein glycosylation in staphylococci, we analyzed lysostaphin lysates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains by SDS-PAGE and subsequent periodic acid-Schiff's staining. We detected four (>300, ∼250, ∼165, and ∼120 kDa) and two (>300 and ∼175 kDa) glycosylated surface proteins with strain COL and strain 1061, respectively...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079122/environmental-dna-metabarcoding-reveals-local-fish-communities-in-a-species-rich-coastal-sea
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Satoshi Yamamoto, Reiji Masuda, Yukuto Sato, Tetsuya Sado, Hitoshi Araki, Michio Kondoh, Toshifumi Minamoto, Masaki Miya
Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding has emerged as a potentially powerful tool to assess aquatic community structures. However, the method has hitherto lacked field tests that evaluate its effectiveness and practical properties as a biodiversity monitoring tool. Here, we evaluated the ability of eDNA metabarcoding to reveal fish community structures in species-rich coastal waters. High-performance fish-universal primers and systematic spatial water sampling at 47 stations covering ~11 km(2) revealed the fish community structure at a species resolution...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073524/distribution-occurrence-and-biotoxin-composition-of-the-main-shellfish-toxin-producing-microalgae-within-european-waters-a-comparison-of-methods-of-analysis
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Sara E McNamee, Linda K Medlin, Jessica Kegel, Gary R McCoy, Robin Raine, Lucia Barra, Maria Valeria Ruggiero, Wiebe H C F Kooistra, Marina Montresor, Johannes Hagstrom, Eva Perez Blanco, Edna Graneli, Francisco Rodríguez, Laura Escalera, Beatriz Reguera, Simon Dittami, Bente Edvardsen, Joe Taylor, Jane M Lewis, Yolanda Pazos, Christopher T Elliott, Katrina Campbell
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a natural global phenomena emerging in severity and extent. Incidents have many economic, ecological and human health impacts. Monitoring and providing early warning of toxic HABs are critical for protecting public health. Current monitoring programmes include measuring the number of toxic phytoplankton cells in the water and biotoxin levels in shellfish tissue. As these efforts are demanding and labour intensive, methods which improve the efficiency are essential. This study compares the utilisation of a multitoxin surface plasmon resonance (multitoxin SPR) biosensor with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and analytical methods such as high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for toxic HAB monitoring efforts in Europe...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073523/metabolic-and-physiological-changes-in-prymnesium-parvum-when-grown-under-and-grazing-on-prey-of-variable-nitrogen-phosphorus-stoichiometry
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Veronica M Lundgren, Patricia M Glibert, Edna Granéli, Nayani K Vidyarathna, Emanuela Fiori, Linjian Ou, Kevin J Flynn, Aditee Mitra, Diane K Stoecker, Per J Hansen
Mixotrophy is found in almost all classes of phytoplankton in a wide range of aquatic habitats ranging from oligotrophic to eutrophic marine and freshwater systems. Few studies have addressed how the nutritional status of the predator and/or the prey affects mixotrophic metabolism despite the realization that mixotrophy is important ecologically. Laboratory experiments were conducted to examine changes in growth rates and physiological states of the toxic haptophyte Prymnesium parvum when fed Rhodomonas salina of varying nutritional status...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073025/tropomyosins
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Peter W Gunning, Edna C Hardeman
The actin cytoskeleton provides not only the underpinning for cell architecture but also mechanical force and the ability to drive movement of cells and their organelles. It is tempting to think of it simply as a set of stable structural elements, but nothing could be further from the truth. The cells of our bodies are continually remodelling their architecture by responding to a range of imposed biomechanical forces and intracellular functional demands. Studies of the dynamic and functional properties of the actin cytoskeleton have been dominated by a focus on actin and the view that actin filaments are essentially 'generic'...
January 9, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069425/an-epigenome-wide-association-study-of-total-serum-immunoglobulin-e-in-hispanic-children
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Wei Chen, Ting Wang, Maria Pino-Yanes, Erick Forno, Liming Liang, Qi Yan, Donglei Hu, Daniel E Weeks, Andrea Baccarelli, Edna Acosta-Perez, Celeste Eng, Yueh-Ying Han, Nadia Boutaoui, Catherine Laprise, Gwyneth A Davies, Julian M Hopkin, Miriam F Moffatt, William O C M Cookson, Glorisa Canino, Esteban G Burchard, Juan C Celedón
BACKGROUND: Total immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a therapeutic target in allergic diseases. DNA methylation in white blood cells (WBCs) was associated with total IgE in an epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) of Caucasians. Whether DNA methylation of eosinophils explains those findings is insufficiently understood. METHODS: We tested for association between genome-wide DNA methylation in WBCs and total IgE in two studies of Hispanic children: the Puerto Rico Genetics of Asthma and Lifestyle Study (PR-GOAL, n = 306) and the Genes-environments and Admixture in Latino Americans (GALA II, n = 573)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068358/a-noninvasive-tool-to-assess-the-distribution-of-pacific-lamprey-entosphenus-tridentatus-in-the-columbia-river-basin
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Kellie J Carim, J Caleb Dysthe, Michael K Young, Kevin S McKelvey, Michael K Schwartz
The Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) is an anadromous fish once abundant throughout coastal basins of western North America that has suffered dramatic declines in the last century due primarily to human activities. Here, we describe the development of an environmental DNA (eDNA) assay to detect Pacific lamprey in the Columbia River basin. The eDNA assay successfully amplified tissue derived DNA of Pacific lamprey collected from 12 locations throughout the Columbia River basin. The assay amplifies DNA from other Entosphenus species found outside of the Columbia River basin, but is species-specific within this basin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068141/ethnoracial-differences-in-ptsd-symptoms-and-trauma-related-cognitions-in-treatment-seeking-active-duty-military-personnel-for-ptsd
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Brittany N Hall-Clark, Antonia N Kaczkurkin, Anu Asnaani, Jody Zhong, Alan L Peterson, Jeffrey S Yarvis, Elisa V Borah, Katherine A Dondanville, Elizabeth A Hembree, Brett T Litz, Jim Mintz, Stacey Young-McCaughan, Edna B Foa
OBJECTIVE: It is uncertain whether ethnoracial factors should be considered by clinicians assessing and treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among service members. The purpose of this study was to shed light on ethnoracial variation in the presentation of PTSD symptoms, trauma-related cognitions, and emotions among treatment-seeking active duty military personnel. METHOD: Participants were 303 male active duty military members with PTSD participating in a clinical trial (60% were self-identified as White, 19% as African American, and 21% as Hispanic/Latino)...
January 9, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052079/environmental-dna-detection-of-the-golden-tree-frog-phytotriades-auratus-in-bromeliads
#15
Jack D Torresdal, Aidan D Farrell, Caren S Goldberg
The analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) is a powerful, non-destructive technique for detecting rare or hard to find freshwater organisms. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of environmental DNA analysis as a method for detecting a rare amphibian, the golden tree frog (Phytotriades auratus). These frogs are believed to live exclusively within one species of tank bromeliad, Glomeropitcairnia erectiflora, found on the highest peaks of the island of Trinidad in the West Indies. Previous survey methods for this species involved bromeliad destruction, while here we collected and analyzed water samples from discrete pools within G...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051148/tissue-microarray-analysis-applied-to-bone-diagenesis
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Rafael Barrios Mello, Maria Regina Regis Silva, Maria Teresa Seixas Alves, Martin Paul Evison, Marco Aurelio Guimarães, Rafaella Arrabaca Francisco, Rafael Dias Astolphi, Edna Sadayo Miazato Iwamura
Taphonomic processes affecting bone post mortem are important in forensic, archaeological and palaeontological investigations. In this study, the application of tissue microarray (TMA) analysis to a sample of femoral bone specimens from 20 exhumed individuals of known period of burial and age at death is described. TMA allows multiplexing of subsamples, permitting standardized comparative analysis of adjacent sections in 3-D and of representative cross-sections of a large number of specimens. Standard hematoxylin and eosin, periodic acid-Schiff and silver methenamine, and picrosirius red staining, and CD31 and CD34 immunohistochemistry were applied to TMA sections...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049674/dental-students-knowledge-of-resources-for-lgbt-persons-findings-from-three-dental-schools
#17
Xiaoying Feng, Leda Mugayar, Edna Perez, Pamela R Nagasawa, David G Brown, Linda S Behar-Horenstein
Recently, there has been increased attention to including cultural diversity in the education of health professionals, including concern for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) inclusion and visibility. Studies regarding cultural exposure and acceptance of LGBT populations have been concentrated in medicine, with findings showing that medical providers often graduate having missed the preparation required to care for LGBT persons. A visible, comprehensive, culturally competent environment in dental schools would help ensure that all oral health professionals and students are aware of services available to address the particular needs of LGBT students...
January 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031779/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-plasma-levels-and-premature-cognitive-impairment-dementia-in-type-2-diabetes
#18
Blanca Murillo Ortíz, Joel Ramírez Emiliano, Edna Ramos-Rodríguez, Sandra Martínez-Garza, Hilda Macías-Cervantes, Sergio Solorio-Meza, Texar Alfonso Pereyra-Nobara
AIM: To assess the relationship of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) with cognitive impairment in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The study included 40 patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2), 37 patients with chronic kidney disease in hem dialysis hemodialysis therapy (HD) and 40 healthy subjects. BDNF in serum was quantified by ELISA. The Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination was used to evaluate cognitive impairment. RESULTS: The patients with DM2 and the patients in HD were categorized into two groups, with cognitive impairment and without cognitive impairment...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030816/down-regulation-of-14q32-encoded-mirnas-and-tumor-suppressor-role-for-mir-654-3p-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#19
Murilo Vieira Geraldo, Helder Imoto Nakaya, Edna Teruko Kimura
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most prevalent malignant neoplasia of the thyroid gland. A fraction of PTC cases show loss of differentiation and aggressive behavior, with radioiodine therapy resistance and metastasis. Although microRNAs (miRNAs) emerged as promising molecular markers for PTC, their role in the loss of differentiation observed during PTC progression remains to be fully understood. We performed the large-scale analysis of miRNA expression during PTC progression in BRAFT1799A-transgenic animals (Tg-Braf) and thyroid cancer cell lines and identified the marked downregulation of several miRNAs from the region 14q32...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028594/major-phytopathogens-and-strains-from-cocoa-theobroma-cacao-l-are-differentiated-by-maldi-ms-lipid-and-or-peptide-protein-profiles
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Fábio Neves Dos Santos, Alessandra Tata, Kátia Roberta Anacleto Belaz, Dilze Maria Argôlo Magalhães, Edna Dora Martins Newman Luz, Marcos Nogueira Eberlin
Phytopathogens are the main disease agents that promote attack of cocoa plantations in all tropical countries. The similarity of the symptoms caused by different phytopathogens makes the reliable identification of the diverse species a challenge. Correct identification is important in the monitoring and management of these pests. Here we show that matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) in combination with multivariate data analysis is able to rapidly and reliably differentiate cocoa phytopathogens, namely Moniliophthora perniciosa, Phytophthora palmivora, P...
December 27, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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