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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729956/predicting-the-host-of-influenza-viruses-based-on-the-word-vector
#1
Beibei Xu, Zhiying Tan, Kenli Li, Taijiao Jiang, Yousong Peng
Newly emerging influenza viruses continue to threaten public health. A rapid determination of the host range of newly discovered influenza viruses would assist in early assessment of their risk. Here, we attempted to predict the host of influenza viruses using the Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier based on the word vector, a new representation and feature extraction method for biological sequences. The results show that the length of the word within the word vector, the sequence type (DNA or protein) and the species from which the sequences were derived for generating the word vector all influence the performance of models in predicting the host of influenza viruses...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729803/anterosuperior-rehabilitation-with-metal-free-fixed-prosthesis-based-on-zirconia
#2
Sthelen Nayara Cenci, Igor Alessandro Gontarsky, Marcella Goetz Moro, Lidia Olga Bach Pinheiro, Adriana Postiglione Bührer Samra
The loss of upper front dental elements causes functional and psychosocial problems to the affected individuals. In this case report, the treatment planning considered hard and soft tissue loss for a complex fixed partial denture (FPD) rehabilitation. The six-element, all-ceramic FPD was manufactured using a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing system with zirconia framework, veneered with leucite-reinforced ceramic. Ceramic artificial gum was also produced to guarantee tooth-facial proportions as well as lip support, promoting both esthetics and phonetics...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729302/vosaroxin-in-combination-with-decitabine-in-newly-diagnosed-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-or-high-risk-mds
#3
Naval Daver, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Elias Jabbour, Gautam Borthakur, Mark Brandt, Sherry Pierce, Kenneth Vaughan, Jing Ning, Graciela M Nogueras González, Keyur Patel, Jeff Jorgensen, Naveen Pemmaraju, Tapan Kadia, Marina Konopleva, Michael Andreeff, Courtney DiNardo, Jorge Cortes, Renee Ward, Adam Craig, Farhad Ravandi
Vosaroxin is an anti-cancer quinolone derived DNA topoisomerase II inhibitor. We investigated vosaroxin with decitabine in patients ≥ 60 years of age with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) (n=58) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) (≥ 10% blasts) (n=7) in a phase 2 non-randomized trial. The initial 22 patients received vosaroxin 90 mg/m2 on Days 1 and 4 with decitabine 20 mg/m2 Days 1-5 every 4-6 weeks for up to 7 cycles. Due to high incidence of mucositis the subsequent 43 patients received vosaroxin 70 mg/m2 Days 1 and 4...
July 20, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728360/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-novel-gossypol-degrading-bacteria-bacillus-subtilis-strain-rbs
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Yunhua Zhang, Lijuan Chen, Zhengyou Zhang, Li Dai, Ying Liu, Maoji Cheng
Objective: An experiment was conducted to isolate gossypol-degrading bacteria and assessed its potential for gossypol degradation. Methods: Rumen liquid was collected from the rumen of cows through fistula from the experimental pasture. Approximately 1 ml of the rumen liquid was spread onto basal medium plates containing 2 g/l gossypol as the only source of carbon and was then cultured at 39°C to isolate gossypol-degrading bacteria. The isolated colonies were cultured for 6 h and then observed their size and shape by the microscope and scanning electron microscope...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727820/active-hexose-correlated-compound-enhances-extrinsic-pathway-mediated-apoptosis-of-acute-myeloid-leukemic-cells
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Kavin Fatehchand, Ramasamy Santhanam, Brenda Shen, Ericka L Erickson, Shalini Gautam, Saranya Elavazhagan, Xiaokui Mo, Tesfaye Belay, Susheela Tridandapani, Jonathan P Butchar
Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) has been shown to have many immunostimulatory and anti-cancer activities in mice and in humans. As a natural product, AHCC has potential to create safer adjuvant therapies in cancer patients. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is the least curable and second-most common leukemia in adults. AML is especially terminal to those over 60 years old, where median survival is only 5 to 10 months, due to inability to receive intensive chemotherapy. Hence, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of AHCC on AML cells both in vitro and in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726571/primary-blast-causes-delayed-effects-without-cell-death-in-shell-encased-brain-cell-aggregates
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Thomas Sawyer, Yushan Wang, David V Ritzel, Tyson Josey, Mercy Villanueva, Cory Vair, Yanfeng Song, Yimin Shei, Steven Parks, Peggy Nelson, Grant Hennes, Lori McLaws, Changyan Fan
Previous work used underwater explosive exposures to isolate the effects of shock-induced principle stress without shear on rat brain aggregate cultures. This current study has utilized simulated air blast to expose aggregates in suspension and enclosed within a spherical shell, enabling the examination of a much more complex biomechanical insult. Culture medium-filled spheres were exposed to single pulse overpressures of 15-30 psi (6-7 msec duration) and measurements within the sphere at defined sites showed complex and spatially dependent pressure changes...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725989/imatinib-in-myeloid-lymphoid-neoplasms-with-eosinophilia-and-rearrangement-of-pdgfrb-in-chronic-or-blast-phase
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Mohamad Jawhar, Nicole Naumann, Juliana Schwaab, Herrad Baurmann, Jochen Casper, Tu-Anh Dang, Lutz Dietze, Konstanze Döhner, Annette Hänel, Bernd Lathan, Hartmut Link, Sina Lotfi, Ole Maywald, Stephan Mielke, Lothar Müller, Uwe Platzbecker, Otto Prümmer, Henrike Thomssen, Karin Töpelt, Jens Panse, Tom Vieler, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Torsten Haferlach, Claudia Haferlach, Alice Fabarius, Andreas Hochhaus, Nicholas C P Cross, Andreas Reiter, Georgia Metzgeroth
We evaluated clinical characteristics and outcome on imatinib of 22 patients with myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms with eosinophilia and rearrangement of PDGFRB. Median age was 49 years (range 20-80), 91% were male. Fifteen different PDGFRB fusion genes were identified. Eosinophilia was absent in 4/19 (21%) cases and only 11/19 (58%) cases had eosinophils ≥1.5×10(9)/L. On imatinib, 17/17 (100%) patients in chronic phase achieved complete hematologic remission after median 2 months (range 0-13)​. Complete cytogenetic remission and/or complete molecular remission by RT-PCR were achieved in 12/13 (92%) and 12/14 patients (86%) after median 10 (range 3-34) and 19 months (range 7-110), respectively...
July 19, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725674/study-of-infectious-diseases-in-archaeological-bone-material-a-dataset
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Elisa Pucu, Paula Cascardo, Marcia Chame, Gisele Felice, Niéde Guidon, Maria Cleonice Vergne, Guadalupe Campos, José Roberto Machado-Silva, Daniela Leles
Bones of human and ground sloth remains were analyzed for presence of Trypanosoma cruzi by conventional PCR using primers TC, TC1 and TC2. Sequence results amplified a fragment with the same product size as the primers (300 and 350pb). Amplified PCR product was sequenced and analyzed on GenBank, using Blast. Although these sequences did not match with these parasites they showed high amplification with species of bacteria. This article presents the methodology used and the alignment of the sequences. The display of this dataset will allow further analysis of our results and discussion presented in the manuscript "Finding the unexpected: a critical view on molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases in archaeological samples" (Pucu et al...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723226/improving-the-quality-and-safety-of-frozen-muscle-foods-by-emerging-freezing-technologies-a-review
#9
Ximing Zhan, Da-Wen Sun, Zhiwei Zhu, Qi-Jin Wang
Freezing is one of the most widespread used preservation methods for meats including fish meat. Traditional freezing methods such as air blast freezing and cryogenic freezing could induce some quality deterioration such as damage to cell structure, increased drip loss and poor sensory value. Therefore, novel freezing methods have been developed to minimize the disadvantages of traditional freezing methods. This review describes the enhancement of quality attributes of muscle tissues frozen by novel freezing technologies, including high pressure freezing, electrically and magnetically assisted freezing, ultrasound assisted freezing and antifreeze protein...
July 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722470/novel-potent-inhibitors-of-the-histone-demethylase-kdm1a-lsd1-orally-active-in-a-murine-promyelocitic-leukemia-model
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Paolo Trifirò, Anna Cappa, Silvia Brambillasca, Oronza A Botrugno, Maria Rosaria Cera, Roberto Dal Zuffo, Paola Dessanti, Giuseppe Meroni, Florian Thaler, Manuela Villa, Saverio Minucci, Ciro Mercurio, Mario Varasi, Paola Vianello
BACKGROUND: Histone lysine demethylases (KDMs) are well-recognized targets in oncology drug discovery. They function at the post-translation level controlling chromatin conformation and gene transcription. KDM1A is a flavin adenine dinucleotide-dependent amine oxidase, overexpressed in several tumor types, including acute myeloid leukemia, neuroblastoma and non-small-cell lung cancer. Among the many known monoamine oxidase inhibitors screened for KDM1A inhibition, tranylcypromine emerged as a moderately active hit, which irreversibly binds to the flavin adenine dinucleotide cofactor...
July 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721853/us10-a-novel-npro-interacting-protein-inhibits-classical-swine-fever-virus-replication
#11
Huifang Lv, Wang Dong, Gui Qian, Jie Wang, Xiaomeng Li, Zhi Cao, Qizhuang Lv, Chengbao Wang, Kangkang Guo, Yanming Zhang
Classical swine fever (CSF) is a severe, febrile and highly contagious disease caused by classical swine fever virus (CSFV) that has resulted in huge economic losses in the pig industry worldwide. CSFV Npro has been actively studied but remains incompletely understood. Few studies have investigated the cellular proteins that interact with Npro and their participation in viral replication. Here, the yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) system was employed to screen Npro-interacting proteins from a porcine alveolar macrophage (PAM) cDNA library, and a blast search of the NCBI database revealed that 15 cellular proteins interact with Npro...
July 18, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721499/treg-protected-donor-lymphocyte-infusions-a-new-tool-to-address-the-graft-versus-leukemia-effect-in-the-absence-of-graft-versus-host-disease-in-patients-relapsed-after-hsct
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Mauro Di Ianni, Paola Olioso, Raffaella Giancola, Stella Santarone, Annalisa Natale, Gabriele Papalinetti, Ida Villanova, Stefano Baldoni, Ambra Di Tommaso, Tiziana Bonfini, Patrizia Accorsi, Paolo Di Bartolomeo
In high-risk acute leukemia patients undergoing haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), adoptive immunotherapy with T regulatory cells (Tregs) and T conventional cells (Tcons) prevented acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), favored post-transplant immunological reconstitution and was associated with a powerful graft-versus-leukemia (GvL) effect. With a particularly innovative approach, we developed a treatment with a Treg-protected donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) for patients with early relapse after HSCT and we report here the results obtained in the first patient with APL (M3v) relapsed after a second matched allogeneic HSCT (15% blasts and 75% of donor cells in bone marrow)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720666/inactivation-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-reverts-aberrant-dna-methylation-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Na Shen, Fei Yan, Jiuxia Pang, Na Zhao, Naseema Gangat, Lai-Chu Wu, Ann M Bode, Aref Al-Kali, Mark R Litzow, Shujun Liu
Purpose: Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are frequently deregulated in leukemia, yet the biological consequences of this deregulation remain elusive. The mechanisms underlying aberrant methylation, a hallmark of leukemia, are not fully understood. Here we investigated the role of RTKs in methylation abnormalities and characterized the hypomethylating activities of RTK inhibitors.<br />Experimental Design: Whether and how RTKs regulate expression of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) as well as global and gene specific DNA methylation were examined...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719998/beta-lactamase-database-bldb-structure-and-function
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Thierry Naas, Saoussen Oueslati, Rémy A Bonnin, Maria Laura Dabos, Agustin Zavala, Laurent Dortet, Pascal Retailleau, Bogdan I Iorga
Beta-Lactamase Database (BLDB) is a comprehensive, manually curated public resource providing up-to-date structural and functional information focused on this superfamily of enzymes with a great impact on antibiotic resistance. All the enzymes reported and characterised in the literature are presented according to the class (A, B, C and D), family and subfamily to which they belong. All three-dimensional structures of β-lactamases present in the Protein Data Bank are also shown. The characterisation of representative mutants and hydrolytic profiles (kinetics) completes the picture and altogether these four elements constitute the essential foundation for a better understanding of the structure-function relationship within this enzymes family...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719952/molecular-phylogenetics-of-trichostrongylus-species-nematoda-trichostrongylidae-from-humans-of-mazandaran-province-iran
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Meysam Sharifdini, Zahra Heidari, Zahra Hesari, Sajad Vatandoost, Eshrat Beigom Kia
The present study was performed to analyze molecularly the phylogenetic positions of human-infecting Trichostrongylus species in Mazandaran Province, Iran, which is an endemic area for trichostrongyliasis. DNA from 7 Trichostrongylus infected stool samples were extracted by using in-house (IH) method. PCR amplification of ITS2-rDNA region was performed, and products were sequenced. Phylogenetic analysis of the nucleotide sequence data was performed using MEGA 5.0 software. Six out of 7 isolates had high similarity with Trichostrongylus colubriformis, while the other one showed high homology with Trichostrongylus axei registered in GenBank reference sequences...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719833/in-silico-search-of-inhibitors-of-streptococcus-mutans-for-the-control-of-dental-plaque
#16
Rodrigo Ochoa, María Cecilia Martínez-Pabón, María Adelaida Arismendi-Echeverri, Willer Leandro Rendón-Osorio, Carlos Enrique Muskus-López
Biofilm is an extremely complex microbial community arranged in a matrix of polysaccharides and attached to a substrate. Its development is crucial in the pathophysiology of oral infections like dental caries, as well as in periodontal, pulp, and periapical diseases. Streptococcus mutans is one of the most effective microorganisms in lactic acid production of the dental biofilm. Identifying essential Streptococcus mutans proteins using bioinformatics methods helps to search for alternative therapies. To this end, the bacterial genomes of several Streptococcus mutans strains and representative strains of other cariogenic and non-cariogenic bacteria were analysed by identifying pathogenicity islands and alignments with other bacteria, and by detecting the exclusive genes of cariogenic species in comparison to the non-pathogenic ones...
July 1, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719243/genotyping-by-sequencing-based-genetic-analysis-of-african-rice-cultivars-and-association-mapping-of-blast-resistance-genes-against-magnaporthe-oryzae-populations-in-africa
#17
Emmanuel M Mgonja, Chan Ho Park, Houxiang Kang, Elias G Balimponya, Stephen Opiyo, Maria Bellizzi, Samuel K Mutiga, Felix Rotich, Veena Devi Ganeshan, Robert Mabagala, Clay Sneller, Jim Correll, Bo Zhou, Nicholas J Talbot, Thomas K Mitchell, Guo-Liang Wang
Understanding the genetic diversity of rice germplasm is important for the sustainable use of genetic materials in rice breeding and production. Africa is rich in rice genetic resources that can be utilized to boost rice productivity on the continent. A major constraint to rice production in Africa is rice blast, caused by the hemibiotrophic fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae. In this report, we present the results of a genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS)-based diversity analysis of 190 African rice cultivars and an association mapping of blast resistance (R) genes and quantitative trait loci (QTLs)...
July 18, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718760/cd25-expression-and-outcomes-in-older-patients-with-acute-myelogenous-leukemia-treated-with-plerixafor-and-decitabine
#18
John N Allan, Gail J Roboz, Gulce Askin, Ellen Ritchie, Joseph Scandura, Paul Christos, Duane C Hassane, Monica L Guzman
We investigated CD25 expression in older (≥60 years) patients with new acute myelogenous leukemia treated with decitabine and plerixafor. Patients resistant to therapy or survival ≤1 year had significantly higher percentages of CD25(pos) myeloid blasts in baseline bone marrow. CD25(pos) patients had an increased odds of resistance compared to CD25(neg) patients (p = .015). In univariate analysis, we found CD25(pos) patients had inferior survival compared to CD25(neg) (p = .002). In patients with intermediate risk cytogenetics, CD25(pos) status stratified patients associating with inferior survival (p = ...
July 18, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718199/the-clec12a-receptor-marks-human-basophils-potential-implications-for-minimal-residual-disease-detection-in-myeloid-malignancies
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Marie Toft-Petersen, Anne Stidsholt Roug, Trine Plesner, Lene Ebbesen, Gordon D Brown, Line Nederby
BACKGROUND: The transmembrane receptor C-type lectin domain family 12, member A (CLEC12A) is known to be highly expressed on monocytes and neutrophils and is a reliable leukemia associated marker in acute myeloid leukemia. Consequently, detailed knowledge of the various normal cell types expressing this receptor is essential. We have observed CLEC12A to be expressed on CD45lowSSClowCD14-CD123+ basophils in peripheral blood (PB) and in the present study, we aimed at verifying this observation and further delineate the CD45lowSSClowCD14-CD123+CLEC12A+ subpopulation...
July 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714845/bacillus-mangrovi-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-sediment-sample-from-a-mangrove-forest
#20
Vasundhera Gupta, Pradip Kumar Singh, Suresh Korpole, Naga Radha Srinivas Tanuku, Anil Kumar Pinnaka
A facultatively anaerobic, endospore forming, alkali-tolerant, Gram-stain-positive, motile, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain AK61T, was isolated from a sediment sample collected from Coringa mangrove forest, India. Colonies were circular, 1.5 mm in diameter, shiny, smooth, yellowish and convex with entire margins after 48 h growth at 30 °C. Growth occurred at 15-42 °C, with 0-3 % (w/v) NaCl and at pH 6-9. AK61T was positive for amylase activity and negative for oxidase, catalase, aesculinase, caseinase, cellulase, DNase, gelatinase, lipase and urease activities...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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