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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550162/rb-family-proteins-enforce-the-homeostasis-of-quiescent-hematopoietic-stem-cells-by-repressing-socs3-expression
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Eunsun Kim, Ying Cheng, Elisabeth Bolton-Gillespie, Xiongwei Cai, Connie Ma, Amy Tarangelo, Linh Le, Madhumita Jambhekar, Pichai Raman, Katharina E Hayer, Gerald Wertheim, Nancy A Speck, Wei Tong, Patrick Viatour
Prolonged exit from quiescence by hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) progressively impairs their homeostasis in the bone marrow through an unidentified mechanism. We show that Rb proteins, which are major enforcers of quiescence, maintain HSC homeostasis by positively regulating thrombopoietin (Tpo)-mediated Jak2 signaling. Rb family protein inactivation triggers the progressive E2f-mediated transactivation of Socs3, a potent inhibitor of Jak2 signaling, in cycling HSCs. Aberrant activation of Socs3 impairs Tpo signaling and leads to impaired HSC homeostasis...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549188/eif5a-facilitates-translation-termination-globally-and-promotes-the-elongation-of-many-non-polyproline-specific-tripeptide-sequences
#2
Vicent Pelechano, Paula Alepuz
eIF5A is an essential protein involved in protein synthesis, cell proliferation and animal development. High eIF5A expression is observed in many tumor types and has been linked to cancer metastasis. Recent studies have shown that eIF5A facilitates the translation elongation of stretches of consecutive prolines. Activated eIF5A binds to the empty E-site of stalled ribosomes, where it is thought to interact with the peptidyl-tRNA situated at the P-site. Here, we report a genome-wide analysis of ribosome stalling in Saccharomyces cerevisiae eIF5A depleted cells using 5Pseq...
May 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548482/simultaneous-separation-and-washing-of-non-magnetic-particles-in-an-inertial-ferrofluid-water-co-flow
#3
Qi Chen, Di Li, Jianhan Lin, Mao-Hua Wang, Xiangchun Xuan
Magnetic fluids (e.g., paramagnetic solutions and ferrofluids) have been increasingly used for label-free separation of non-magnetic particles in microfluidic devices. Their biocompatibility, however, becomes a concern in high-throughput or large-volume applications. One way to potentially resolve this issue is re-suspending the particles that are separated in a magnetic fluid immediately into a biocompatible buffer. We demonstrate herein the proof-of-principle of the first integration of negative magnetophoresis and inertial focusing for a simultaneous separation and washing of non-magnetic particles in co-flowing ferrofluid and water streams...
May 26, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547176/metabolic-volume-performs-better-than-suvmax-in-the-detection-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-driveline-infection
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Nemanja Avramovic, Angelo Maria Dell'Aquila, Matthias Weckesser, Danka Milankovic, Alexis Vrachimis, Jürgen R Sindermann, Christian Wenning
PURPOSE: A continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a new and highly promising therapy in supporting end-stage heart failure patients, either bridging them to heart transplantation or as a destination therapy. Infection is one of the major complications associated with LVAD implants. (18)F-FDG PET/CT has already been shown to be useful in the detection of LVAD infection. The goal of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of different PET analysis techniques (visual grading versus SUVmax and metabolic volume)...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545761/ultrastructural-analysis-of-human-leukemia-u-937-cells-after-apoptosis-induction-localization-of-proteasomes-and-perichromatin-fibers
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Ekaterina S Snigirevskaya, Yan Yu Komissarchik
We studied the ultrastructure of human histiocytic lymphoma U-937cells after apoptosis induction with two external agents, hypertonic shock and etoposide. Appearance of aggregates of particles of nuclear origin within the nuclei and cytoplasm of the induced cells was the first and the most prominent morphological sign of apoptosis. These aggregates were not coated by a membrane, had variable shape, density and size. Two types of particles dominated in the aggregates: perichromatin fibers (PFs) and proteasomes (PRs)...
May 22, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545623/genetic-determinants-of-hereditary-bradyarrhythmias-a-contemporary-review-of-a-diverse-group-of-disorders
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REVIEW
Saman Rezazadeh, Henry J Duff
Bradyarrhythmia is a common clinical presentation. Although the majority of cases are acquired, genetic screening of families with bradyarrhythmia has led to the discovery of a growing number of causative hereditary mutations. These mutations can interfere with any of the steps required for the occurrence of each cardiac cycle, including generation of an action potential in the sinoatrial node, successful exit of the action potential from the node, propagation of the action potential throughout the atria until the depolarization waves reach the atrioventricular node, and finally transmission of the action potential to the ventricles through the His-Purkinje system...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545583/private-sector-role-readiness-and-performance-for-malaria-case-management-in-uganda-2015
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Henry Kaula, Peter Buyungo, Jimmy Opigo
BACKGROUND: Several interventions have been put in place to promote access to quality malaria case management services in Uganda's private sector, where most people seek treatment. This paper describes evidence using a mixed-method approach to examine the role, readiness and performance of private providers at a national level in Uganda. These data will be useful to inform strategies and policies for improving malaria case management in the private sector. METHODS: The ACTwatch national anti-malarial outlet survey was conducted concurrently with a fever case management study...
May 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544978/documentation-of-50-water-conservation-in-a-single-process-at-a-beef-abattoir
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C L Drennan, R E DeOtte, T E Lawrence
Beef slaughter is water intensive due to stringent food safety requirements. We conducted a study at a commercial beef processor to demonstrate water conservation by modifying the mechanical head wash. We documented the initial nozzle configuration (112 nozzles), water pressure (275kPa), and flowrate (152L/head washed), then developed a 3-D CAD model to identify regions of water use redundancy. The mechanical head wash was modified by reducing nozzle count (72), decreasing pressure (138kPa) and flowrate (78...
May 17, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544862/narcissistic-force-meets-systemic-resistance-the-energy-clash-model
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Constantine Sedikides, W Keith Campbell
This article focuses on the interplay between narcissistic leaders and organizations. It attempts to capture the gist of this interplay with a model outlining the narcissistic organizational trajectory. The Energy Clash Model borrows and adapts a phase/state physics metaphor to conceptualize narcissism as a force that enters or emerges in a stable system (i.e., organization) as a leader, destabilizes it, and stabilizes it at a different state or is expelled. The model consists of three time-contingent phases: perturbation, conflict, and resolution...
May 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543832/an-investigation-of-the-impact-of-melbourne-zoo-s-seal-the-loop-donate-call-to-action-on-visitor-satisfaction-and-behavior
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Sarah Mellish, Ben Sanders, Carla A Litchfield, Elissa L Pearson
Modern zoos are uniquely positioned to educate the public about environmental issues and promote conservation action. This report investigates the introduction of a donation request during an interactive fur seal presentation (as part of Melbourne Zoo's "Seal-the-Loop" initiative) on visitor satisfaction, perceptions of donation as a way to help wild fur seals, and donation behaviors. Comparisons are made between three groups surveyed upon exit: (1) viewed the interactive fur seal presentation prior to the donation request implementation (pledge-presentation: N = 86; see Mellish, Pearson, Sanders, and Litchfield []; International Zoo Yearbook 129:129-154); (2) viewed the interactive fur seal presentation including the donation request (donate-presentation: N = 82); and (3) viewed the fur seal exhibit and donation point but not the presentation and were not directly asked to make a donation (donate-exhibit: N = 82)...
May 23, 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543274/diel-and-seasonal-movements-of-silver-eels-anguilla-dieffenbachii-emigrating-from-a-lake-subject-to-hydro-electric-control
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D J Jellyman, M J Unwin
To investigate the behaviour and fate of silver female longfin eels Anguilla dieffenbachii in relation to flow variations from New Zealand's largest (700 MW) hydro-electric station, 210 A. dieffenbachii were tagged with acoustic transmitters during summer and autumn over 6 years from 2005 to 2010. A shoreline array of receivers (2005-2008) was supplemented by positioning systems near the power station and natural outlet (2009-2010) that enabled continuous tracking of A. dieffenbachii within these areas...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542484/simulating-within-vector-generation-of-the-malaria-parasite-diversity
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Lauren M Childs, Olivia F Prosper
Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent human malaria parasite, undergoes asexual reproduction within the human host, but reproduces sexually within its vector host, the Anopheles mosquito. Consequently, the mosquito stage of the parasite life cycle provides an opportunity to create genetically novel parasites in multiply-infected mosquitoes, potentially increasing parasite population diversity. Despite the important implications for disease transmission and malaria control, a quantitative mapping of how parasite diversity entering a mosquito relates to diversity of the parasite exiting, has not been undertaken...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540133/lower-cranial-nerve-palsy-after-the-infrafloccular-approach-in-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm
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Kenichi Amagasaki, Nobuhiko Kurita, Saiko Watanabe, Naoyuki Shono, Atsushi Hosono, Kazuaki Naemura, Hiroshi Nakaguchi
BACKGROUND: The infrafloccular approach was introduced as a variation in microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm. However, the rate of postoperative lower cranial nerve (CN) palsy can be high. This study investigated the surgical factors in relation to the occurrence of postoperative lower CN palsy. METHODS: The case records of 103 patients who underwent MVD were reviewed. Dissection around the lower CNs to approach the root exit zone of CN VII was divided into two steps - incision of the rhomboid lip at the root of the lower CNs and separation of CN IX and flocculus/choroid plexus...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539402/spindle-assembly-checkpoint-signaling-and-sister-chromatid-cohesion-are-disrupted-by-hpv-e6-mediated-transformation
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Hazheen K Shirnekhi, Erin P Kelley, Jennifer G DeLuca, Jacob A Herman
Aneuploidy, a condition that results from unequal partitioning of chromosomes during mitosis, is a hallmark of many cancers, including those caused by human papillomaviruses (HPVs). E6 and E7 are the primary transforming proteins in HPV that drive tumor progression. In this study, we stably expressed E6 and E7 in non-cancerous RPE1 cells and analyzed the specific mitotic defects that contribute to aneuploidy in each cell line. We find that E6-expression results in multiple chromosomes associated with one or both spindle poles, causing a significant mitotic delay...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538737/lymphatic-endothelial-s1p-promotes-mitochondrial-function-and-survival-in-naive-t-cells
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Alejandra Mendoza, Victoria Fang, Cynthia Chen, Madhavika Serasinghe, Akanksha Verma, James Muller, V Sai Chaluvadi, Michael L Dustin, Timothy Hla, Olivier Elemento, Jerry E Chipuk, Susan R Schwab
Effective adaptive immune responses require a large repertoire of naive T cells that migrate throughout the body, rapidly identifying almost any foreign peptide. Because the production of T cells declines with age, naive T cells must be long-lived. However, it remains unclear how naive T cells survive for years while constantly travelling. The chemoattractant sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) guides T cell circulation among secondary lymphoid organs, including spleen, lymph nodes and Peyer's patches, where T cells search for antigens...
May 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538141/cancer-cell-and-macrophage-cross-talk-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Nathalie Dehne, Javier Mora, Dmitry Namgaladze, Andreas Weigert, Bernhard Brüne
Tumors are composed of tumor cells, nonmalignant cells, and the vascular system. Among them is intense communication via cell-cell contact-dependent mechanisms and/or soluble messengers. In the tumor microenvironment cells often face a certain degree of oxygen and nutrient deprivation. Hypoxic stress alters the metabolism of tumor cells but also of macrophages, as one dominating immune cell population in most solid tumors, with subsequent changes in the microenvironment. This alters the phenotype and metabolism of macrophages, to induce a tumor-promoting reprogramming...
May 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537612/proline-rich-antimicrobial-peptides-targeting-protein-synthesis
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Michael Graf, Mario Mardirossian, Fabian Nguyen, A Carolin Seefeldt, Gilles Guichard, Marco Scocchi, C Axel Innis, Daniel N Wilson
Covering: up to 2017The innate immune system employs a broad array of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) to attack invading microorganisms. While most AMPs act by permeabilizing the bacterial membrane, specific subclasses of AMPs have been identified that pass through membranes and inhibit bacterial growth by targeting fundamental intracellular processes. One such subclass is the proline-rich antimicrobial peptides (PrAMPs) that bind to the ribosome and interfere with the process of protein synthesis. A diverse range of PrAMPs have been identified in insects, such as bees, wasps and beetles, and crustaceans, such as crabs, as well as in mammals, such as cows, sheep, goats and pigs...
May 24, 2017: Natural Product Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537287/reaction-mechanism-and-product-branching-ratios-of-the-ch-c3h4-reactions-a-theoretical-study
#18
Joao Marcelo Ribeiro, Alexander M Mebel
Two ground-state CH radical reactions with the C3H4 isomers allene and methylacetylene occurring along the C4H5 potential energy surface (PES) were studied to probe the reaction mechanisms and final product distributions. The calculations were performed using a CCSD(T)-F12//B2PLYPD3 PES in combination with the 1-D chemical master equation. The reaction between the CH radical and allene was found to lead to exclusive "funneling" of the energized C4H5 intermediates into linear C4H5 configurations before reaching the exit channels, regardless of the specific nature of the initial bimolecular reactive encounter...
May 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536794/good-clinical-results-can-be-obtained-along-with-reduced-risk-of-tunnel-communication-with-a-new-technique-in-concomitant-meniscus-transplantation-and-acl-reconstruction
#19
Murat Bozkurt, Mesut Tahta, Mustafa Akkaya, Cetin Isik, Safa Gursoy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to introduce our technical modification for concomitant meniscus transplantation and ACL reconstruction with preliminary results of our cases. METHODS: The current study comprised of two sections: first is the cadaveric study of 20 specimens. The distances between tunnel entry and exit points of tunnels for 27 meniscal transplants and ACL reconstruction in CT slices were measured. The second section was evaluation of our cases including six patients...
May 23, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531225/protein-charge-distribution-in-proteomes-and-its-impact-on-translation
#20
Rodrigo D Requião, Luiza Fernandes, Henrique José Araujo de Souza, Silvana Rossetto, Tatiana Domitrovic, Fernando L Palhano
As proteins are synthesized, the nascent polypeptide must pass through a negatively charged exit tunnel. During this stage, positively charged stretches can interact with the ribosome walls and slow the translation. Therefore, charged polypeptides may be important factors that affect protein expression. To determine the frequency and distribution of positively and negatively charged stretches in different proteomes, the net charge was calculated for every 30 consecutive amino acid residues, which corresponds to the length of the ribosome exit tunnel...
May 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
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