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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721026/a-community-virtual-ward-model-to-support-older-persons-with-complex-health-care-and-social-care-needs
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C Lewis, Z Moore, F Doyle, A Martin, D Patton, L E Nugent
BACKGROUND: Globally the older population is increasing rapidly. As a result there is an increase in frail older persons living within the community, with increased risks of a hospital admission and higher mortality and morbidity rates. Due to complexity of care, health care professionals face challenges in providing effective case management and avoiding unplanned admissions to hospital. A community virtual ward (CVW) model was developed to assist health care professionals to support older persons at home during periods of illness and/or functional decline...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710131/gene-regulatory-networks-for-the-haploid-to-diploid-transition-of-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Sunjoo Joo, Yoshiki Nishimura, Evan Cronmiller, Ran Ha Hong, Thamali Kariyawasam, Ming Hsiu Wang, Nai Chun Shao, Saif-El-Din El Akkad, Takamasa Suzuki, Tetsuya Higashiyama, EonSeon Jin, Jae-Hyeok Lee
The sexual cycle of the unicellular Chlamydomonas reinhardtii culminates in the formation of diploid zygotes which differentiate into dormant spores that eventually undergo meiosis. Mating between gametes induces rapid cell wall shedding via the enzyme g-lysin; cell fusion is followed by heterodimerization of sex-specific homeobox transcription factors, GSM1 and GSP1, and initiation of zygote-specific gene expression. To investigate the genetic underpinnings of the zygote developmental pathway, we performed comparative transcriptome analysis of both pre- and post-fertilization samples...
July 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709139/the-raman-and-sers-spectra-of-indigo-and-indigo-ag2-complex-dft-calculation-and-comparison-with-experiment
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Marilena Ricci, Cristiana Lofrumento, Maurizio Becucci, Emilio M Castellucci
Using time-dependent density functional theory in conjunction with B3LYP functional and LANL2DZ/6-31+g(d,p) basis sets, static and pre-resonance Raman spectra of the indigo-Ag2 complex have been calculated. Structure optimization, excitation energies and pre-resonance Raman spectra of the indigo molecule have been obtained at the same level of theory. The available experimental Raman spectra at 1064, 785 and 514nm and the SERS spectra at 785 and 514nm have been well reproduced by the calculation. Experimental SERS spectra are confronted with the calculated pre-resonance Raman spectra obtained for the indigo-Ag2 complex...
July 6, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685140/when-a-ribosomal-protein-grows-up-the-ribosome-assembly-path-of-rps3
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Brigitte Pertschy
The biogenesis of ribosomes is a central process in all dividing cells. Eukaryotic ribosomes are composed of a large 60S and a small 40S subunit, each comprising a complex assembly of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and ribosomal proteins (r-proteins). The synthesis of these constituents is spatially separated, with r-proteins being produced by translation in the cytoplasm, while rRNA is generated by transcription in the nucleus. Hence, the arrangement of r-proteins and rRNA into large ribonucleoprotein complexes requires dedicated mechanisms ensuring their encounter in the same compartment...
March 27, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682600/time-dependent-extension-from-an-8-oxoguanine-lesion-by-human-dna-polymerase-beta
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Andrew J Reed, Zucai Suo
The oxidative DNA lesion 7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanine (8-oxoG) often occurs in double-stranded DNA and poses a threat to genomic integrity due to the ability of 8-oxoG to form stable Watson-Crick base pairs with deoxycytidine (8-oxoG:dC) and Hoogsteen base pairs with deoxyadenosine (8-oxoG:dA). In humans, short-patch base excision repair of 8-oxoG:dA base pairs requires human DNA polymerase β (hPolβ) to bypass 8-oxoG. Previously, we have shown hPolβ-catalyzed 8-oxoG bypass to exhibit low fidelity and identified a unique stacking interaction between the newly incorporated nucleotide (dCMP or dAMP) and the templating 8-oxoG...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674072/counterbalancing-regulation-in-response-memory-of-a-positively-autoregulated-two-component-system
#6
Rong Gao, Katherine A Godfrey, Mahir A Sufian, Ann M Stock
Fluctuations in nutrient availability often result in recurrent exposures to the same stimulus condition. The ability to memorize the past event and use the "memory" to make adjustments to current behaviors can lead to more efficient adaptation to the recurring stimulus. A short-term phenotypic memory can be conferred via carry-over of the response proteins to facilitate the recurrent response but the additional accumulation of response proteins can lead to deviation from response homeostasis. We used the Escherichia coli PhoB/PhoR two-component system (TCS) as a model system to study how cells cope with the recurrence of Pi starvation conditions...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654113/organic-waste-as-a-sustainable-feedstock-for-platform-chemicals
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M Coma, E Martinez-Hernandez, F Abeln, S Raikova, J Donnelly, T C Arnot, M J Allen, D D Hong, C J Chuck
Biorefineries have been established since the 1980s for biofuel production, and there has been a switch lately from first to second generation feedstocks in order to avoid the food versus fuel dilemma. To a lesser extent, many opportunities have been investigated for producing chemicals from biomass using by-products of the present biorefineries, simple waste streams. Current facilities apply intensive pre-treatments to deal with single substrate types such as carbohydrates. However, most organic streams such as municipal solid waste or algal blooms present a high complexity and variable mixture of molecules, which makes specific compound production and separation difficult...
June 27, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640035/the-professionalism-and-integrity-in-research-program-description-and-preliminary-outcomes
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James M DuBois, John T Chibnall, Raymond Tait, Jillon S Vander Wal
Violations of rules and regulations in research can cause significant problems for human participants, animal subjects, data integrity, institutions, and investigators. The Professionalism and Integrity in Research Program (PI Program) provides remediation training that addresses the root causes of violations of rules and regulations in research. Through assessments, a three-day workshop, and follow-up coaching calls, the PI Program teaches evidence-based decision-making strategies designed to help researchers to compensate for bias, uncertainty, and work-related stress, and foster the skills needed to oversee research projects in today's complex regulatory environments...
June 20, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632130/the-laminar-organization-of-the-drosophila-ellipsoid-body-is-semaphorin-dependent-and-prevents-the-formation-of-ectopic-synaptic-connections
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Xiaojun Xie, Masashi Tabuchi, Matthew P Brown, Sarah P Mitchell, Mark N Wu, Alex L Kolodkin
The ellipsoid body (EB) in the Drosophila brain is a central complex (CX) substructure that harbors circumferentially laminated ring (R) neuron axons and mediates multifaceted sensory integration and motor coordination functions. However, what regulates R axon lamination and how lamination affects R neuron function remain unknown. We show here that the EB is sequentially innervated by small-field and large-field neurons and that early developing EB neurons play an important regulatory role in EB laminae formation...
June 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624199/engineering-next-generation-bet-independent-mlv-vectors-for-safer-gene-therapy
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Sara El Ashkar, Dominique Van Looveren, Franziska Schenk, Lenard S Vranckx, Jonas Demeulemeester, Jan De Rijck, Zeger Debyser, Ute Modlich, Rik Gijsbers
Retroviral vectors have shown their curative potential in clinical trials correcting monogenetic disorders. However, therapeutic benefits were compromised due to vector-induced dysregulation of cellular genes and leukemia development in a subset of patients. Bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) proteins act as cellular cofactors that tether the murine leukemia virus (MLV) pre-integration complex to host chromatin via interaction with the MLV integrase (IN) and thereby define the typical gammaretroviral integration distribution...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622346/flavivirus-and-filovirus-evoprinters-new-alignment-tools-for-the-comparative-analysis-of-viral-evolution
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Thomas Brody, Amarendra S Yavatkar, Dong Sun Park, Alexander Kuzin, Jermaine Ross, Ward F Odenwald
BACKGROUND: Flavivirus and Filovirus infections are serious epidemic threats to human populations. Multi-genome comparative analysis of these evolving pathogens affords a view of their essential, conserved sequence elements as well as progressive evolutionary changes. While phylogenetic analysis has yielded important insights, the growing number of available genomic sequences makes comparisons between hundreds of viral strains challenging. We report here a new approach for the comparative analysis of these hemorrhagic fever viruses that can superimpose an unlimited number of one-on-one alignments to identify important features within genomes of interest...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618157/liver-microsomal-lipid-enhances-the-activity-and-redox-coupling-of-colocalized-cytochrome-p450-reductase-cytochrome-p450-3a4-in-nanodiscs
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Kang-Cheng Liu, John M X Hughes, Sam Hay, Nigel S Scrutton
The haem-containing mono-oxygenase cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) and its redox partner NADPH-dependent cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (CPR) are among the most important enzymes in human liver for metabolizing drugs and xenobiotic compounds. They are membrane-bound in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). How ER colocalization and the complex ER phospholipid composition influence enzyme activity are not well understood. CPR and CYP3A4 were incorporated into phospholipid bilayer nanodiscs, both singly, and together in a 1 : 1 ratio, to investigate the significance of membrane insertion and the influence of varying membrane composition on steady-state reaction kinetics...
June 15, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610226/integrative-taxonomy-reveals-cryptic-diversity-in-neotropical-grasshoppers-taxonomy-phylogenetics-and-evolution-of-the-genus-i-sphenarium-i-charpentier-1842-orthoptera-pyrgomorphidae
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Salomón Sanabria-Urbán, Hojun Song, Ken Oyama, Antonio González-Rodríguez, Raúl Cueva Del Castillo
The genus Sphenarium Charpentier, 1842 comprises the most diverse group of the New World Pyrgomorphidae. These grasshoppers show an extensive variation in external morphology, and are culturally and economically important for Mexican people since pre-Hispanic times. Nevertheless, the taxonomy of Sphenarium has been chaotic and remained incompletely resolved until now. Following an integrative taxonomic framework, we infer the number of species in this genus by species delimitation based on morphological, phylogenetic, and geographic information...
June 8, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607146/epigenetic-transcriptional-memory-of-gal-genes-depends-on-growth-in-glucose-and-the-tup1-transcription-factor-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Varun Sood, Ivelisse Cajigas, Agustina D'Urso, William H Light, Jason H Brickner
Previously expressed inducible genes can remain poised for faster reactivation for multiple cell divisions, a conserved phenomenon called epigenetic transcriptional memory. The GAL genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae show faster reactivation for up to seven generations after being repressed. During memory, previously produced Gal1 protein enhances the rate of reactivation of GAL1, GAL10, GAL2 and GAL7 These genes also interact with the nuclear pore complex (NPC) and localize to the nuclear periphery both when active and during memory...
June 12, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600887/therapeutic-effects-of-fgf23-c-tail-fc-in-a-murine-pre-clinical-model-of-x-linked-hypophosphatemia-via-the-selective-modulation-of-phosphate-reabsorption
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Kristen Johnson, Kymberly Levine, Joseph Sergi, Jean Chamoun, Rachel Roach, Jackie Vekich, Mike Favis, Mark Horn, Xianjun Cao, Brian Miller, William Snyder, Dikran Aivazian, William Reagan, Edwin Berryman, Jennifer Colangelo, Victoria Markiewicz, Cedo Bagi, Thomas P Brown, Anthony Coyle, Moosa Mohammadi, Jeanne Magram
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is the causative factor of X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH), a genetic disorder effecting 1:20,000 that is characterized by excessive phosphate excretion, elevated FGF23 levels and a rickets/osteomalacia phenotype. FGF23 inhibits phosphate reabsorption and suppresses 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25D) biosynthesis, analytes that differentially contribute to bone integrity and deleterious soft tissue mineralization. As inhibition of ligand broadly modulates downstream targets, balancing efficacy and unwanted toxicity is difficult when targeting the FGF23 pathway...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592807/reconstruction-of-complex-directional-networks-with-group-lasso-nonlinear-conditional-granger-causality
#16
Guanxue Yang, Lin Wang, Xiaofan Wang
Reconstruction of networks underlying complex systems is one of the most crucial problems in many areas of engineering and science. In this paper, rather than identifying parameters of complex systems governed by pre-defined models or taking some polynomial and rational functions as a prior information for subsequent model selection, we put forward a general framework for nonlinear causal network reconstruction from time-series with limited observations. With obtaining multi-source datasets based on the data-fusion strategy, we propose a novel method to handle nonlinearity and directionality of complex networked systems, namely group lasso nonlinear conditional granger causality...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591182/an-integrated-calcium-imaging-processing-toolbox-for-the-analysis-of-neuronal-population-dynamics
#17
Sebastián A Romano, Verónica Pérez-Schuster, Adrien Jouary, Jonathan Boulanger-Weill, Alessia Candeo, Thomas Pietri, Germán Sumbre
The development of new imaging and optogenetics techniques to study the dynamics of large neuronal circuits is generating datasets of unprecedented volume and complexity, demanding the development of appropriate analysis tools. We present a comprehensive computational workflow for the analysis of neuronal population calcium dynamics. The toolbox includes newly developed algorithms and interactive tools for image pre-processing and segmentation, estimation of significant single-neuron single-trial signals, mapping event-related neuronal responses, detection of activity-correlated neuronal clusters, exploration of population dynamics, and analysis of clusters' features against surrogate control datasets...
June 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587660/recommendations-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-collection-for-the-analysis-by-elisa-of-neurogranin-trunc-p75-%C3%AE-synuclein-and-total-tau-in-combination-with-a%C3%AE-1-42-a%C3%AE-1-40
#18
Hugo Vanderstichele, Leentje Demeyer, Shorena Janelidze, Els Coart, Erik Stoops, Kimberley Mauroo, Victor Herbst, Cindy François, Oskar Hansson
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of neurodegeneration is complex. Its diagnosis requires an early identification of sequential changes in several hallmarks in the brains of affected subjects. The presence of brain pathology can be visualized in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by protein profiling. It is clear that the field of Alzheimer's disease (AD) will benefit from an integration of algorithms including CSF concentrations of individual proteins, especially as an aid in clinical decision-making or to improve patient enrolment in clinical trials...
June 6, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584084/logical-modeling-of-lymphoid-and-myeloid-cell-specification-and-transdifferentiation
#19
Samuel Collombet, Chris van Oevelen, Jose Luis Sardina Ortega, Wassim Abou-Jaoudé, Bruno Di Stefano, Morgane Thomas-Chollier, Thomas Graf, Denis Thieffry
Blood cells are derived from a common set of hematopoietic stem cells, which differentiate into more specific progenitors of the myeloid and lymphoid lineages, ultimately leading to differentiated cells. This developmental process is controlled by a complex regulatory network involving cytokines and their receptors, transcription factors, and chromatin remodelers. Using public data and data from our own molecular genetic experiments (quantitative PCR, Western blot, EMSA) or genome-wide assays (RNA-sequencing, ChIP-sequencing), we have assembled a comprehensive regulatory network encompassing the main transcription factors and signaling components involved in myeloid and lymphoid development...
June 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575120/structural-basis-for-5-ets-recognition-by-utp4-at-the-early-stages-of-ribosome-biogenesis
#20
Fabiola R Calviño, Markus Kornprobst, Géza Schermann, Fabienne Birkle, Klemens Wild, Tamas Fischer, Ed Hurt, Yasar Luqman Ahmed, Irmgard Sinning
Eukaryotic ribosome biogenesis begins with the co-transcriptional assembly of the 90S pre-ribosome. The 'U three protein' (UTP) complexes and snoRNP particles arrange around the nascent pre-ribosomal RNA chaperoning its folding and further maturation. The earliest event in this hierarchical process is the binding of the UTP-A complex to the 5'-end of the pre-ribosomal RNA (5'-ETS). This oligomeric complex predominantly consists of β-propeller and α-solenoidal proteins. Here we present the structure of the Utp4 subunit from the thermophilic fungus Chaetomium thermophilum at 2...
2017: PloS One
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