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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161267/sugar-industry-sponsorship-of-germ-free-rodent-studies-linking-sucrose-to-hyperlipidemia-and-cancer-an-historical-analysis-of-internal-documents
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Cristin E Kearns, Dorie Apollonio, Stanton A Glantz
In 1965, the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) secretly funded a review in the New England Journal of Medicine that discounted evidence linking sucrose consumption to blood lipid levels and hence coronary heart disease (CHD). SRF subsequently funded animal research to evaluate sucrose's CHD risks. The objective of this study was to examine the planning, funding, and internal evaluation of an SRF-funded research project titled "Project 259: Dietary Carbohydrate and Blood Lipids in Germ-Free Rats," led by Dr. W...
November 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158804/heparanase-contributes-to-trans-endothelial-migration-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Xiaopeng Chen, Wen Jiang, Chaofu Yue, Wenjun Zhang, Chaogang Tong, Dafei Dai, Bin Cheng, Chen Huang, Linming Lu
The overall outcome of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still very poor due to its high metastasis and recurrence rate. During metastasis, trans-endothelial migration (TEM) of HCC cells is a key step. Heparanase (HPSE) is an endo-beta-glucuronidase and exerts prometastatic properties for normal and tumor-derived cells. However, it is remains unclear that HPSE contributes to TEM of HCC cells. In this study, human umbilical vein endothelial cells-C (HUVEC-C) was used to simulate vascular endothelial cells (VECs), and the HCCLM3 cells with high HPSE expression were chosen and used for in vitro TEM assay and in vivo experiment...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125673/overexpression-of-sdh-confers-tolerance-to-salt-and-osmotic-stress-but-decreases-aba-sensitivity-in-arabidopsis
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Xiao-Pu Shi, Jing-Jing Ren, Qin Yu, Shu-Mei Zhou, Qiu-Ping Ren, Lan-Jing Kong, Xiu-Ling Wang
Sorbitol dehydrogenase (SDH) catalyzes the reversible oxidation of sorbitol, xylitol and ribitol to their corresponding ketoses. In this study, we investigated the expression and role of Arabidopsis SDH in salt and osmotic stress tolerance, and abscisic acid (ABA) response. The expression patterns of SDH were investigated using transgenic Arabidopsis plants expressing beta-glucuronidase (GUS) under the control of promoter with the first intron of SDH. qRT-PCR and histochemical assay of GUS activity were used to study SDH expression regulation by ABA, salt and osmotic stress...
November 10, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090013/a-sensitive-synthetic-reporter-for-visualizing-cytokinin-signaling-output-in-rice
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Jinyuan Tao, Huwei Sun, Pengyuan Gu, Zhihao Liang, Xinni Chen, Jiajing Lou, Guohua Xu, Yali Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cytokinins play many essential roles in plant growth and development, mainly through signal transduction pathways. Although the cytokinin signaling pathway in rice has been clarified, no synthetic reporter for cytokinin signaling output has been reported for rice. The sensitive synthetic reporter two-component signaling sensor (TCSn) is used in the model plant Arabidopsis; however, whether the reporter reflects the cytokinin signaling output pattern in rice remains unclear...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079617/staphylococcus-edaphicus-sp-nov-isolated-in-antarctica-harbours-mecc-gene-and-genomic-islands-with-suspected-role-in-adaptation-to-extreme-environment
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Roman Pantůček, Ivo Sedláček, Adéla Indráková, Veronika Vrbovská, Ivana Mašlaňová, Vojtěch Kovařovic, Pavel Švec, Stanislava Králová, Lucie Krištofová, Jana Kekláková, Petr Petráš, Jiří Doškař
Two Gram-stain-positive, coagulase-negative staphylococcal strains were isolated from abiotic sources, stone fragments and sandy soil in James Ross Island, Antarctica. Here we describe properties of novel species of the genus Staphylococcus that has near identical 16S rRNA gene sequence to Staphylococcus saprophyticus However, compared to S. saprophyticus and the next closest relatives, the new species demonstrates considerable phylogenetic distance at whole genome level, average nucleotide identity <85 %, and inferred DNA-DNA hybridization <30%...
October 27, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078076/involvement-of-bilitranslocase-and-beta-glucuronidase-in-the-vascular-protection-by-hydroxytyrosol-and-its-glucuronide-metabolites-in-oxidative-stress-conditions
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Julien Peyrol, Grégory Meyer, Philippe Obert, Olivier Dangles, Laurent Pechère, Marie-Josèphe Amiot, Catherine Riva
Olive oil vascular benefits have been attributed to hydroxytyrosol (HT). However, HT biological actions are still debated because it is extensively metabolized into glucuronides (GCs). The aim of this study was to test HT and GC vasculoprotective effects and the underlying mechanisms using aorta rings from 8-week-old male Wistar rats. In the absence of oxidative stress, incubation with 100 μM HT or GC for 5 min did not exert any vasorelaxing effect and did not influence the vascular function. Conversely, in condition of oxidative stress [upon incubation with 500 μM tert-butylhydroperoxide (t-BHP) for 30 min], preincubation with HT or GC improved acetylcholine-induced vasorelaxation compared with untreated samples (no t-BHP)...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053757/generation-of-composite-persea-americana-mill-avocado-plants-a-proof-of-concept-study
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S Ashok Prabhu, Buyani Ndlovu, Juanita Engelbrecht, Noëlani van den Berg
Avocado (Persea americana (Mill.)), an important commercial fruit, is severely affected by Phytophthora Root Rot in areas where the pathogen is prevalent. However, advances in molecular research are hindered by the lack of a high-throughput transient transformation system in this non-model plant. In this study, a proof-of-concept is demonstrated by the successful application of Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated plant transformation to produce composite avocado plants. Two ex vitro strategies were assessed on two avocado genotypes (Itzamna and A0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962937/beta-glucuronidase-activity-in-dried-blood-spots-reduced-technique-with-biochemical-parameters-determined
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Jaqueline Cé, Melissa Tôrres Rodrigues, Eduarda Tassoni Käfer, Vitória da Costa Moraes, Janice Carneiro Coelho
INTRODUCTION: Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) occur due to deficiency in the activity of enzymes that catalyze the breakdown of glycosaminoglycans. MPS VII is caused by deficiency of the beta-glucuronidase enzyme (GUSB). OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to enhance the technique to measure GUSB activity by reducing the amount of reagents and the size of the DBS, as well as to determine some biochemical parameters of enzyme of healthy individuals. METHODS: The measurement of GUSB in 3 and 1...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770119/first-report-on-fetal-cerebral-polyglucosan-bodies-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-vii
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Hazim Kadhim, Valérie Segers, Catheline Vilain, Julie Désir, Nicky D'Haene
We report on the detection of discordant inclusions in the brain of a 25-week female fetus with a very rare lysosomal storage disease, namely, Sly disease (mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type VII), presenting with nonimmune hydrops fetalis. Besides vacuolated neurons, we found abundant deposition of polyglucosan bodies (PGBs) in the developing brain of this fetus in whom MPS-VII was corroborated by lysosomal beta-glucuronidase-deficiency detected in fetal blood and fetal skin-fibroblasts and by the presence of a heterozygous pathogenic variant in the GUSB gene in the mother...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755354/transient-gus-gene-expression-in-date-palm-fruit-using-agroinjection-transformation-technique
#10
Mohei El-Din M Solliman, Hebaallah A Mohasseb, Abdullatif A Al-Khateeb, Jameel M Al-Khayri, Suliman A Al-Khateeb
Transient expression of foreign genes in plant tissue is a valuable tool for testing the efficacy of transformation methods. In this work, we present, for the first time, the utilization of agroinjection as an efficient transformation system for gene delivery in date palm fruit. The research utilized Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain LBA4404 harboring the binary vector pRI201-AN-GUS carrying the beta-glucuronidase (GUS) gene, under the control of a CaMV 35S and kanamycin (NPTII) as an antibiotic gene under the control of a NOS promoter...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482050/parallel-assessment-of-the-effects-of-bisphenol-a-and-several-of-its-analogs-on-the-adult-human-testis
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C Desdoits-Lethimonier, L Lesné, P Gaudriault, D Zalko, J P Antignac, Y Deceuninck, C Platel, N Dejucq-Rainsford, S Mazaud-Guittot, B Jégou
STUDY QUESTION: Are bisphenol A (BPA) and BPA analogs (BPA-A) safe for male human reproductive function? SUMMARY ANSWER: The endocrine function of human testes explants [assessed by measuring testosterone and insulin-like factor 3 (INSL3)] was impacted by exposure of the human adult testis explants to BPA/BPA-A. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The few epidemiologic studies performed suggest that bisphenols have potential endocrine disruptive properties, but they did not identify clear and direct patterns of endocrine disruption...
July 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075052/functional-characterisation-and-cell-specificity-of-bvsut1-the-transporter-that-loads-sucrose-into-the-phloem-of-sugar-beet-beta-vulgaris-l-source-leaves
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P Nieberl, C Ehrl, B Pommerrenig, D Graus, I Marten, B Jung, F Ludewig, W Koch, K Harms, U-I Flügge, H E Neuhaus, R Hedrich, N Sauer
Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) is one of the most important sugar-producing plants worldwide and provides about one third of the sugar consumed by humans. Here we report on molecular characterisation of the BvSUT1 gene and on the functional characterisation of the encoded transporter. In contrast to the recently identified tonoplast-localised sucrose transporter BvTST2.1 from sugar beet taproots, which evolved within the monosaccharide transporter (MST) superfamily, BvSUT1 represents a classical sucrose transporter and is a typical member of the disaccharide transporter (DST) superfamily...
January 11, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006931/pharmacokinetics-of-boldine-in-control-and-mrp2-deficient-rats
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J Cermanova, A Prasnicka, E Dolezelova, L Rozkydalova, M Hroch, J Chládek, P Tomsik, I Kloeting, S Micuda
The aim of the present study was to describe the currently poorly understood pharmacokinetics (PK) of boldine in control rats (LW, Lewis rats), and Mrp2 transporter-deficient rats (TR(-)). Animals from the LW and TR(-) groups underwent a bolus dose study with 10 mg/kg of boldine applied either orally or intravenously in order to evaluate the major PK parameters. The TR(-) rats demonstrated significantly reduced total clearance with prolonged biological half-life (LW 12+/-4.6 versus TR(-) 20+/-4.4 min), decreased volume of distribution (LW 3...
December 21, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978823/salivary-and-serum-inflammatory-mediators-among-pre-conception-women-with-periodontal-disease
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Hong Jiang, Yiming Zhang, Xu Xiong, Emily W Harville, Karmin O, Xu Qian
BACKGROUND: There have been inconsistent conclusions regarding the levels of inflammatory mediators in saliva and serum among people with or without periodontal disease. Although pre-conception has been put forward as the optimal time for the periodontal treatment in order to improving pregnancy outcomes, few studies have been conducted to examine inflammatory mediators in saliva and serum among pre-conception women. METHODS: Pre-conception women were recruited between January 2012 and December 2014...
December 15, 2016: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648682/ocular-and-electrophysiological-findings-in-a-patient-with-sly-syndrome
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Maree Flaherty, Katie Geering, Stephanie Crofts, John Grigg
BACKGROUND: Sly syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII) is an autosomal recessive metabolic storage disorder due to mutations in the GUSB gene encoding the enzyme beta-glucuronidase. Deficiency of this lysosomal enzyme impairs the body's ability to break down the glycosaminoglycans - dermatan, heparan and chondroitin sulphate. Coarse facial features and macrocephaly are typically seen along with bony and skeletal abnormalities, including joint contractures and short stature. Widespread involvement occurs in many other tissues including cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, and neurological systems...
July 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615796/two-members-of-the-aluminum-activated-malate-transporter-family-slalmt4-and-slalmt5-are-expressed-during-fruit-development-and-the-overexpression-of-slalmt5-alters-organic-acid-contents-in-seeds-in-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum
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Takayuki Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya, Michiyo Ariyoshi, Ryohei Nakano, Koichiro Ushijima, Yasutaka Kubo, Izumi C Mori, Emi Higashiizumi, Ivan Galis, Yoko Yamamoto
The aluminum-activated malate transporter (ALMT) family of proteins transports malate and/or inorganic anions across plant membranes. To demonstrate the possible role of ALMT genes in tomato fruit development, we focused on SlALMT4 and SlALMT5, the two major genes expressed during fruit development. Predicted proteins were classified into clade 2 of the family, many members of which localize to endomembranes. Tissue-specific gene expression was determined using transgenic tomato expressing the β-glucuronidase reporter gene controlled by their own promoters...
November 2016: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538824/profiling-of-urinary-bile-acids-in-piglets-by-a-combination-of-enzymatic-deconjugation-and-targeted-lc-mrm-ms
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Nianbai Fang, Shanggong Yu, Sean H Adams, Martin J J Ronis, Thomas M Badger
We present a method using a combination of enzymatic deconjugation and targeted LC-multiple reaction monitoring (MRM)-MS analysis for analyzing all common bile acids (BAs) in piglet urine, and in particular, for detecting conjugated BAs either in the absence of their standards, or when present in low concentrations. Initially, before enzymatic deconjugation, 19 unconjugated BAs (FBAs) were detected where the total concentration of the detected FBAs was 9.90 μmol/l. Sixty-seven conjugated BAs were identified by LC-MRM-MS analysis before and after enzymatic deconjugation...
October 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27324944/characterization-of-the-microbiome-of-nipple-aspirate-fluid-of-breast-cancer-survivors
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Alfred A Chan, Mina Bashir, Magali N Rivas, Karen Duvall, Peter A Sieling, Thomas R Pieber, Parag A Vaishampayan, Susan M Love, Delphine J Lee
The microbiome impacts human health and disease. Until recently, human breast tissue and milk were presumed to be sterile. Here, we investigated the presence of microbes in the nipple aspirate fluid (NAF) and their potential association with breast cancer. We compared the NAF microbiome between women with a history of breast cancer (BC) and healthy control women (HC) using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. The NAF microbiome from BC and HC showed significant differences in community composition. Two Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs) showed differences in relative abundances between NAF collected from BC and HC...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27262553/real-time-monitoring-of-beta-d-glucuronidase-activity-in-sediment-laden-streams-a-comparison-of-prototypes
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Philipp Stadler, Günter Blöschl, Wolfgang Vogl, Juri Koschelnik, Markus Epp, Maximilian Lackner, Markus Oismüller, Monika Kumpan, Lukas Nemeth, Peter Strauss, Regina Sommer, Gabriela Ryzinska-Paier, Andreas H Farnleitner, Matthias Zessner
Detection of enzymatic activities has been proposed as a rapid surrogate for the culture-based microbiological pollution monitoring of water resources. This paper presents the results of tests on four fully automated prototype instruments for the on-site monitoring of beta-d-glucuronidase (GLUC) activity. The tests were performed on sediment-laden stream water in the Hydrological Open Air Laboratory (HOAL) during the period of March 2014 to March 2015. The dominant source of faecal pollution in the stream was swine manure applied to the fields within the catchment...
September 15, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27180194/different-functions-of-the-histone-acetyltransferase-hac1-gene-traced-in-the-model-species-medicago-truncatula-lotus-japonicus-and-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Irina Boycheva, Valya Vassileva, Miglena Revalska, Grigor Zehirov, Anelia Iantcheva
In eukaryotes, histone acetyltransferases regulate the acetylation of histones and transcription factors, affecting chromatin structural organization, transcriptional regulation, and gene activation. To assess the role of HAC1, a gene encoding for a histone acetyltransferase in Medicago truncatula, stable transgenic lines with modified HAC1 expression in the model plants M. truncatula, Lotus japonicus, and Arabidopsis thaliana were generated by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and used for functional analyses...
March 2017: Protoplasma
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