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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934418/systems-biotechnology-for-protein-production-in-pichia-pastoris
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Richard J Zahrl, David A Peña, Diethard Mattanovich, Brigitte Gasser
The methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris (syn. Komagataella spp.) is one of the most important production systems for heterologous proteins. After the first genome sequences were published in 2009, tremendous effort was made to establish systems-level analytical methods. Methylotrophic lifestyle was one of the most thoroughly investigated topics, studied at the levels of transcriptome, proteome and metabolic flux. Also the responses of P. pastoris to environmental stress conditions experienced during high cell density production processes were studied...
November 1, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933075/-key-technologies-in-synthetic-biology-of-natural-products
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Xue-Jun Kuang, Li-Qiu Zou, Ying Li, Chao Sun, Shi-Lin Chen
Natural products with complex and diverse structures are the major sources of new drugs. The biosynthesis of natural products is considered to be one of the best ways to solve the problems of complex and scarce natural products. DNA assembly technology and genome editing technology are two key technologies in the emerging interdisciplinary field of synthetic biology. A number of novel DNA assembly methods developed in the last few years have paved the way for the engineering of high molecular weight DNA molecules, including whole genomes, hence, it can realize the reconstruction of the metabolic pathways and speed up optimization process...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931624/the-first-wave-of-t-lymphopoiesis-in-zebrafish-arises-from-aorta-endothelium-independent-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Ye Tian, Jin Xu, Shachuan Feng, Sicong He, Shizheng Zhao, Lu Zhu, Wan Jin, Yimei Dai, Lingfei Luo, Jianan Y Qu, Zilong Wen
T lymphocytes are key cellular components of the adaptive immune system and play a central role in cell-mediated immunity in vertebrates. Despite their heterogeneities, it is believed that all different types of T lymphocytes are generated exclusively via the differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Using temporal-spatial resolved fate-mapping analysis and time-lapse imaging, here we show that the ventral endothelium in the zebrafish aorta-gonad-mesonephros and posterior blood island, the hematopoietic tissues previously known to generate HSCs and erythromyeloid progenitors, respectively, gives rise to a transient wave of T lymphopoiesis independent of HSCs...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930602/molecular-biology-of-tick-acetylcholinesterases
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Kevin Bruce Temeyer
Ticks vector many pathogens with major health and economic impacts and have developed resistance to most acaricides used for tick control. Organophosphate (OP) acaricides target acetylcholinesterase (AChE) critical to tick central nervous system function. Mutations producing tick AChEs resistant to OPs were characterized; but tick OP-resistance is not fully elucidated, due to remarkable complexity of tick cholinergic systems. Three paralogous tick AChEs exhibiting differences in primary structure and biochemical kinetics are encoded by amplified genes with developmentally regulated expression...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930061/promoting-adoption-of-medication-for-opioid-and-alcohol-use-disorders-through-system-change
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James H Ford, Amanda J Abraham, Nicoleta Lupulescu-Mann, Raina Croff, Kim A Hoffman, Kelly Alanis-Hirsch, Mady Chalk, Laura Schmidt, Dennis McCarty
OBJECTIVE: The Medication Research Partnership (MRP), a collaboration between a national commercial health plan and nine addiction treatment centers, implemented organizational and system changes to promote use of federally approved medications for treatment of alcohol and opioid use disorders. METHOD: A difference-in-differences analysis examined change over time in the percentage of patients receiving a prescription medication for alcohol or opioid use disorders treated in MRP (n = 9) and comparison (n = 15) sites...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929133/assembling-oppositely-charged-lock-and-key-responsive-colloids-a-mesoscale-analog-of-adaptive-chemistry
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Adriana M Mihut, Björn Stenqvist, Mikael Lund, Peter Schurtenberger, Jérôme J Crassous
We have seen a considerable effort in colloid sciences to copy Nature's successful strategies to fabricate complex functional structures through self-assembly. This includes attempts to design colloidal building blocks and their intermolecular interactions, such as creating the colloidal analogs of directional molecular interactions, molecular recognition, host-guest systems, and specific binding. We show that we can use oppositely charged thermoresponsive particles with complementary shapes, such as spherical and bowl-shaped particles, to implement an externally controllable lock-and-key self-assembly mechanism...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928737/env-specific-antibodies-in-chronic-infection-versus-in-vaccination
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REVIEW
Martina Soldemo, Gunilla B Karlsson Hedestam
Antibodies are central in vaccine-mediated protection. For HIV-1, a pathogen that displays extreme antigenic variability, B cell responses against conserved determinants of the envelope glycoproteins (Env) are likely required to achieve broadly protective vaccine-induced responses. To understand antibodies in chronic infection, where broad serum neutralizing activity is observed in a subset of individuals, monoclonal antibodies mediating this activity have been isolated. Studies of their maturation pathways reveal that years of co-evolution between the virus and the adaptive immune response are required for such responses to arise...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928636/smn-deficiency-increases-the-intrinsic-excitability-of-motoneurons
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Saravanan Arumugam, Ana Garcera, Rosa M Soler, Lucía Tabares
During development, motoneurons experience significant changes in their size and in the number and strength of connections that they receive, which requires adaptive changes in their passive and active electrical properties. Even after reaching maturity, motoneurons continue to adjust their intrinsic excitability and synaptic activity for proper functioning of the sensorimotor circuit in accordance with physiological demands. Likewise, if some elements of the circuit become dysfunctional, the system tries to compensate for the alterations to maintain appropriate function...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927351/public-health-terminology-hindrance-to-a-health-in-all-policies-approach
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Ellen S Synnevåg, Roar Amdam, Elisabeth Fosse
AIM: National public health policies in Norway are based on a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach. At the local level, this means that public health, as a cross-sectional responsibility, should be implemented in all municipal sectors by integrating public health policies in municipal planning and management systems. The paper investigates these local processes, focusing on the use of public health terminology and how this terminology is translated from national to local contexts. We ask whether the terms 'public health' and 'public health work' are suitable when implementing an HiAP approach...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926577/economic-development-and-wage-inequality-a-complex-system-analysis
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Angelica Sbardella, Emanuele Pugliese, Luciano Pietronero
Adapting methods from complex system analysis, this paper analyzes the features of the complex relationship between wage inequality and the development and industrialization of a country. Development is understood as a combination of a monetary index, GDP per capita, and a recently introduced measure of a country's economic complexity: Fitness. Initially the paper looks at wage inequality on a global scale, over the time period 1990-2008. Our empirical results show that globally the movement of wage inequality along with the ongoing industrialization of countries has followed a longitudinally persistent pattern comparable to the one theorized by Kuznets in the fifties: countries with an average level of development suffer the highest levels of wage inequality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926431/epigenetic-regulation-of-dendritic-cell-development-and-function
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Yuanyuan Tian, Lijun Meng, Yi Zhang
The immune system is characterized by the generation of structurally and functionally heterogeneous immune cells that constitute complex innate and adaptive immunity. This heterogeneity of immune cells results from changes in the expression of genes without altering DNA sequence. To achieve this heterogeneity, immune cells orchestrate the expression and functional status of transcription factor (TF) networks, which can be broadly categorized into 3 classes: pioneer TFs that facilitate initial commitment and differentiation of hematopoietic cells, subset-specific TFs that promote the generation of selected cell lineages, and immune-signaling TFs that regulate specialized function in differentiated cells...
September 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926156/the-roles-of-plasticity-and-evolutionary-change-in-shaping-gene-expression-variation-in-natural-populations-of-extremophile-fish
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Courtney N Passow, Chathurika Henpita, Jennifer H Shaw, Corey R Quackenbush, Wesley C Warren, Manfred Schartl, Lenin Arias-Rodriguez, Joanna L Kelley, Michael Tobler
The notorious plasticity of gene expression responses and the complexity of environmental gradients complicate the identification of adaptive differences in gene regulation among populations. We combined transcriptome analyses in nature with common garden and exposure experiments to establish cause and effect relationships between the presence of a physiochemical stressor and expression differences, as well as to test how evolutionary change and plasticity interact to shape gene expression variation in natural systems...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924657/diffraction-unlimited-fluorescence-imaging-with-an-easysted-retrofitted-confocal-microscope
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André Klauss, Carsten Hille
The easySTED technology provides the means to retrofit a confocal microscope to a diffraction-unlimited stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscope.Although commercial STED systems are available today, for many users of confocal laser scanning microscopes the option of retrofitting their confocal system to a STED system ready for diffraction-unlimited imaging may present an attractive option. The easySTED principle allowing for a joint beam path of excitation and depletion light promises some advantages concerning technical complexity and alignment effort for such an STED upgrade...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924015/no-mediates-nitrite-sensing-and-adaptation-and-triggers-a-remodeling-of-lipids
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Lina J Dolch, Josselin Lupette, Guillaume Tourcier, Mariette Bedhomme, Séverine Collin, Leonardo Magneschi, Melissa Conte, Khawla Seddiki, Christelle Richard, Erwan Corre, Laurent Fourage, Frédéric Laeuffer, Robert Richards, Michael Reith, Fabrice Rébeillé, Juliette Jouhet, Patrick McGinn, Eric Marechal
Nitric oxide (NO) is an intermediate of the nitrogen cycle, an industrial pollutant and a marker of climate change. NO also acts as a gaseous transmitter in a variety of biological processes. The impact of environmental NO needs to be addressed. In diatoms, a dominant phylum in phytoplankton, NO was reported to mediate programmed cell death (PCD) in response to diatom derived polyunsaturated aldehydes. Here, using the Phaeodactylum Pt1 strain, 2E,4E-decadienal supplied in the micromolar concentration range led to a non-specific cell toxicity...
September 18, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923825/qualitative-differences-in-t-cell-activation-by-dendritic-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicle-subtypes
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Mercedes Tkach, Joanna Kowal, Andres E Zucchetti, Lotte Enserink, Mabel Jouve, Danielle Lankar, Michael Saitakis, Lorena Martin-Jaular, Clotilde Théry
Exosomes, nano-sized secreted extracellular vesicles (EVs), are actively studied for their diagnostic and therapeutic potential. In particular, exosomes secreted by dendritic cells (DCs) have been shown to carry MHC-peptide complexes allowing efficient activation of T lymphocytes, thus displaying potential as promoters of adaptive immune responses. DCs also secrete other types of EVs of different size, subcellular origin and protein composition, whose immune capacities have not been yet compared to those of exosomes...
September 18, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923586/genetic-code-asymmetry-supports-diversity-through-experimentation-with-posttranslational-modifications
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REVIEW
James W Dennis
Protein N-glycosylation has been identified in all three domains of life presumably conserved for its early role in glycoprotein folding. However, the N-glycans added to proteins in the secretory pathway of multicellular organisms are remodeling in the Golgi, increasing structural diversity exponentially and adding new layers of functionality in immunity, metabolism and other systems. The branching and elongation of N-glycan chains found on cell surface receptors generates a gradation of affinities for carbohydrate-binding proteins, the galectin, selectin and siglec families...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923155/modeling-stochastic-complexity-in-complex-adaptive-systems-non-kolmogorov-probability-and-the-process-algebra-approach
#17
William H Sulis
Walter Freeman III pioneered the application of nonlinear dynamical systems theories and methodologies in his work on mesoscopic brain dynamics.Sadly, mainstream psychology and psychiatry still cling to linear correlation based data analysis techniques, which threaten to subvert the process of experimentation and theory building. In order to progress, it is necessary to develop tools capable of managing the stochastic complexity of complex biopsychosocial systems, which includes multilevel feedback relationships, nonlinear interactions, chaotic dynamics and adaptability...
October 2017: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922265/-stuck-in-the-icu-caring-for-children-with-chronic-critical-illness
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Carrie M Henderson, Erin P Williams, Miriam C Shapiro, Emily Hahn, Laura Wright-Sexton, Nancy Hutton, Renee D Boss
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal ICUs and PICUs increasingly admit patients with chronic critical illness: children whose medical complexity leads to recurrent and prolonged ICU hospitalizations. We interviewed participants who routinely care for children with chronic critical illness to describe their experiences with ICU care for pediatric chronic critical illness. DESIGN: Semi-structured interviews. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed for themes. SETTING: Stakeholders came from five regions (Seattle, WA; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Baltimore, MD; and Philadelphia, PA)...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922071/implementing-electronic-data-capture-at-a-well-established-health-and-demographic-surveillance-site-in-rural-northern-malawi
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Estelle McLean, Albert Dube, Jacky Saul, Keith Branson, Mabvuto Luhanga, Oddie Mwiba, Fredrick Kalobekamo, Steffen Geis, Amelia C Crampin
This article aims to assess multiple issues of resources, staffing, local opinion, data quality, cost, and security while transitioning to electronic data collection (EDC) at a long-running community research site in northern Malawi. Levels of missing and error fields, delay from data collection to availability, and average number of interviews per day were compared between EDC and paper in a complex, repeated annual household survey. Three focus groups with field and data staff with experience using both methods, and in-depth interviews with participants were carried out...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921975/intricacies-of-van-der-waals-interactions-in-systems-with-elongated-bonds-revealed-by-electron-groups-embedding-and-high-level-coupled-cluster-approaches
#20
Ewa Pastorczak, Jun Shen, Michal Hapka, Piotr Piecuch, Katarzyna Pernal
Non-covalent interactions between molecules with stretched intramonomer covalent bonds are a fascinating, yet little studied area. This shortage of information stems largely from the inability of most of the commonly used computational quantum chemistry methods to accurately describe weak long-range and strong non-dynamic correlations at the same time. In this work, we propose a geminal-based approach, abbreviated as EERPA-GVB, capable of describing such systems in a robust manner using relatively inexpensive computational steps...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
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