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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330222/bacterial-xylanases-biology-to-biotechnology
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REVIEW
Hillol Chakdar, Murugan Kumar, Kuppusamy Pandiyan, Arjun Singh, Karthikeyan Nanjappan, Prem Lal Kashyap, Alok Kumar Srivastava
In this review, a comprehensive discussion exclusively on bacterial xylanases; their gene organization; different factors and conditions affecting enzyme yield and activity; and their commercial application have been deliberated in the light of recent research findings and extensive information mining. Improved understanding of biological properties and genetics of bacterial xylanase will enable exploitation of these enzymes for many more ingenious biotechnological and industrial applications.
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330109/biomass-production-and-identification-of-suitable-harvesting-technique-for-chlorella-sp-mj-11-11-and-synechocystis-pcc-6803
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Amrit Lal, Debabrata Das
Microalgae that can grow fast and convert solar energy into chemical energy efficiently are being considered as a promising feedstock of renewable biofuel. Mass production of microalgal oil faces a number of technical barriers that make the current production of biodiesel economically unfeasible. Small size (≈1-20 μm) and negatively charged surface of the microalgal cells pose difficulties in the process of harvesting. This leads to significant increase in the overall cost of biomass production. The present study explored different methods and conditions for harvesting of Chlorella sp...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322747/quantitation-of-the-rates-of-hepatic-and-intestinal-cholesterol-synthesis-in-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficient-mice-before-and-during-treatment-with-ezetimibe
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Jen-Chieh Chuang, Adam M Lopez, Stephen D Turley
Esterified cholesterol (EC) and triglycerides, contained within lipoproteins taken up by cells, are hydrolysed by lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) in the late endosomal/lysosomal (E/L) compartment. The resulting unesterified cholesterol (UC) is transported via Niemann-Pick type C2 and C1 into the cytosolic compartment where it enters a putative pool of metabolically active cholesterol that is utilized in accordance with cellular needs. Loss-of-function mutations in LIPA, the gene encoding LAL, result in dramatic increases in tissue concentrations of EC, a hallmark feature of Wolman Disease and Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease (CESD)...
March 16, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321917/post-dilation-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Nelson Wang, Sean Lal
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform a meta-analysis to compare the outcomes of patients undergoing TAVR with and without balloon post-dilation (PD). BACKGROUND: PD is a commonly used technique in TAVR to minimize paravalvular regurgitation (PVR), albeit supported by little evidence. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of 6 studies comparing 889 patients who had PD compared to 4118 patients without PD. RESULTS: Patients undergoing PD were more likely male (OR 1...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320935/triad-of-human-cellular-proteins-irf2-fam111a-and-rfc3-restrict-replication-of-orthopoxvirus-spi-1-host-range-mutants
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Debasis Panda, Daniel J Fernandez, Madhu Lal, Eugen Buehler, Bernard Moss
Viruses and their hosts can reach balanced states of evolution ensuring mutual survival, which makes it difficult to appreciate the underlying dynamics. To uncover hidden interactions, virus mutants that have lost defense genes may be used. Deletion of the gene that encodes serine protease inhibitor 1 (SPI-1) of rabbitpox virus and vaccinia virus, two closely related orthopoxviruses, prevents their efficient replication in human cells, whereas certain other mammalian cells remain fully permissive. Our high-throughput genome-wide siRNA screen identified host factors that prevent reproduction and spread of the mutant viruses in human cells...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320214/progression-of-liver-disease-in-children-and-adults-with-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency
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Barbara K Burton, Nancy Silliman, Sachin Marulkar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Manifestations of the autosomal recessive disorder lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) include hepatomegaly, elevated serum liver enzymes, and progressive liver disease. We report an analysis of time to progression from first clinical manifestation to first documentation of hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, or liver transplantation from an observational study of pediatric and adult patients with LAL-D (clinical trial registration: NCT01528917). METHODS: Data were analyzed from 31 patients with available biopsy data and 1 patient without biopsy data who had undergone liver transplantation...
March 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317862/biological-activity-of-masked-endotoxin
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Harald Schwarz, Jan Gornicec, Theresa Neuper, Maria Alejandra Parigiani, Michael Wallner, Albert Duschl, Jutta Horejs-Hoeck
Low endotoxin recovery (LER) is a recently discovered phenomenon describing the inability of limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL)-based assays to detect lipopolysaccharide (LPS) because of a "masking effect" caused by chelators or detergents commonly used in buffer formulations for medical products and recombinant proteins. This study investigates the masking capacities of different buffer formulations and whether masked endotoxin is biologically active. We show that both naturally occurring endotoxin as well as control standard endotoxin can be affected by LER...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317802/port-site-infections-by-nontuberculous-mycobacterium-a-retrospective-clinico-microbiological-study
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Roumi Ghosh, Soumen Das, Asmita De, Harish Kela, Makhan Lal Saha, Prasanta Kumar Maiti
BACKGROUND: Port-site infection (PSI) is a prevailing, chronic, nagging, treatment refractory complication of laparoscopic surgery (LS). It neutralizes the advantages of minimally invasive surgery and increases morbidity, treatment cost of patient, leading to loss of confidence on operating surgeon. PSIs are preventable with appropriate preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative measures. Atypical mycobacterium is most commonly associated with nonhealing postlaparoscopic wound infections, causing outbreaks or sporadic cases worldwide...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316923/antioxidant-enzymes-in-periodontitis
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REVIEW
Shilpa Trivedi, Nand Lal
Periodontitis is basically an inflammatory disease initiated by the subgingival biofilm and modified by the individual's aberrant inflammatory/immune response. Various studies have pointed toward the role of oxidative stress in periodontitis. As the reactive oxygen species and antioxidants are in dynamic equilibrium, any disturbance in one would lead to changes in the other. As studying, individual antioxidants is a vast field, this review focuses on the role of antioxidant enzymes in periodontitis and in other related systemic conditions...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315472/complex-postaxial-polydactyly-types-a-and-b-with-camptodactyly-hypoplastic-third-toe-zygodactyly-and-other-digit-anomalies-caused-by-a-novel-gli3-mutation
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Sara Mumtaz, Esra Yildiz, Karmoon Lal, Aslıhan Tolun, Sajid Malik
Polydactyly is a phenotypically and genetically highly heterogeneous limb malformation with preaxial and postaxial subtypes and subtypes A and B. Most polydactyly entities are associated with GLI3 mutation. We report on 10 affected individuals from a large Pakistani kindred initially evaluated as a possible new condition. The phenotype is postaxial polydactyly types A and B associated with zygodactyly, postaxial webbing of toes and additional features not previously reported for isolated polydactyly such as camptodactyly, hypoplasia of third toe, and wide space between hallux and second toe...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314760/loss-of-vegfb-and-its-signaling-in-the-diabetic-heart-is-associated-with-increased-cell-death-signaling
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Nathaniel Lal, Amy Pei-Ling Chiu, Fulong Wang, Dahai Zhang, Jocelyn Jia, Andrea Wan, Israel Vlodavsky, Bahira Hussein, Brian Rodrigues
VEGFB is highly expressed in metabolically active tissues, such as the heart and skeletal muscle, suggesting a function in maintaining oxidative metabolic and contractile function in these tissues. Multiple models of heart failure have indicated a significant drop in VEGFB. However, whether there is a role for decreased VEGFB in diabetic cardiomyopathy is currently unknown. Of the VEGFB located in cardiomyocytes, there is a substantial and readily releasable pool localized on the cell surface. The immediate response to high glucose and the secretion of endothelial heparanase is the release of this surface bound VEGFB, which triggers signaling pathways and gene expression to influence endothelial cell (autocrine action) and cardiomyocyte (paracrine effects) survival...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314402/management-of-orbital-involvement-in-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
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REVIEW
Gregory S Neel, Thomas H Nagel, Joseph M Hoxworth, Devyani Lal
The orbit may be frequently involved by sinonasal or ventral skull base malignancy. This involvement bodes a poorer prognosis for survival. Multimodality therapy with surgery and radiation therapy is usually attempted to optimize local control and overall survival. Oncologic surgical resection with negative margins is critical to local control and survival. In the past, any involvement of the orbit was deemed to necessitate orbital sacrifice. However, contemporary studies show that in carefully selected cases, orbital preservation does not adversely impact survival...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303835/trends-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-sub-types-in-children-hospitalised-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-jaipur-during-2012-2014
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M Anjaneya Swamy, Bharti Malhotra, P V Janardhan Reddy, Jitendra Kumar Tiwari, Neeraj Kumar, Manohar Lal Gupta
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes high mortality and morbidity in infants. The study was planned to determine the trends of RSV sub-types in hospitalised children. Nasopharyngeal aspirate and throat swabs were collected from the hospitalised children up to 5 years of age. Viral nucleic acid was extracted using easyMAG automated extraction system, and real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction was performed. Total positivity for RSV was found to be 25.40%, predominantly for RSV B (20.03%), followed by RSV A (2...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303631/surgical-outcomes-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-pcnl-in-3-402-patients-and-results-of-stone-analysis-in-1-559-patients-from-a-single-centre-in-pakistan
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S A H Rizvi, M Hussain, S H Askari, M Lal, M N Zafar
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience of a series of PCNL from a single centre over the last 18 years in terms of patients and stone characteristics, indications, stone clearance and complications and chemical analysis of stones in a subgroup. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the outcomes of PCNL in 3,402 adult patients who underwent the procedure between 1997 and 2014 from a prospectively maintained database. Data analysis included patients' age, sex, laboratory investigations, imaging, punctured calyx, duration of operation, volume of irrigation fluid, radiation exposure time, blood transfusion, complications and stone free status at one-month follow-up...
March 16, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301559/synergy-between-the-classical-and-alternative-pathways-of-complement-is-essential-for-conferring-effective-protection-against-the-pandemic-influenza-a-h1n1-2009-virus-infection
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Ajitanuj Rattan, Shailesh D Pawar, Renuka Nawadkar, Neeraja Kulkarni, Girdhari Lal, Jayati Mullick, Arvind Sahu
The pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus caused significant morbidity and mortality worldwide thus necessitating the need to understand the host factors that influence its control. Previously, the complement system has been shown to provide protection during the seasonal influenza virus infection, however, the role of individual complement pathways is not yet clear. Here, we have dissected the role of intact complement as well as of its individual activation pathways during the pandemic influenza virus infection using mouse strains deficient in various complement components...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300738/preliminary-results-from-the-comparison-of-simple-limbal-epithelial-transplantation-with-conjunctival-limbal-autologous-transplantation-in-severe-unilateral-chronic-ocular-burns
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Ritu Arora, Pallavi Dokania, Aditi Manudhane, Jawahar Lal Goyal
PURPOSE: To compare the safety, efficacy, and clinical outcomes of simple limbal epithelial transplantation (SLET) with conjunctival-limbal autologous transplantation (CLAU) in severe unilateral ocular chemical burns. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients of unilateral chronic ocular burns with more than 270° limbal stem cell deficiency and a healthy fellow eye were divided into two groups - ten patients of Group A underwent SLET while ten patients of Group B were operated for CLAU...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298869/pigment-dispersion-syndrome-associated-with-spontaneous-subluxation-of-crystalline-lens
#17
Vikas Veerwal, Jawahar Lal Goyal, Parul Jain, Ritu Arora
Pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) is an ocular condition characterized by a dispersion of iris pigment throughout the eye. This pigment is deposited in a characteristic manner on the corneal endothelium as Krukenberg's spindle, anterior surface of the iris, in the trabecular meshwork, on the lens and zonule and occasionally on the anterior hyaloid face. Even with deposition of pigment on zonular fibers, no zonular weakness, or zonular dehiscence has been reported in these cases. We report a unique case of PDS with bilateral spontaneous subluxation of crystalline lens...
January 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298854/an-unusual-cause-of-reversible-parkinsonism
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Sahil Mehta, Amith Kumar, Aastha Takkar, Manoj Kumar Goyal, Vivek Lal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298153/exploring-drug-dosing-regimens-in-vitro-using-real-time-3d-spheroid-tumor-growth-assays
#19
Madhu Lal-Nag, Lauren McGee, Steven A Titus, Kyle Brimacombe, Sam Michael, Gurusingham Sittampalam, Marc Ferrer
Two-dimensional monolayer cell proliferation assays for cancer drug discovery have made the implementation of large-scale screens feasible but only seem to reflect a simplified view that oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes are the genetic drivers of cancer cell proliferation. However, there is now increased evidence that the cellular and physiological context in which these oncogenic events occur play a key role in how they drive tumor growth in vivo and, therefore, in how tumors respond to drug treatments...
March 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293039/the-master-regulator-phop-coordinates-phosphate-and-nitrogen-metabolism-respiration-cell-differentiation-and-antibiotic-biosynthesis-comparison-in-streptomyces-coelicolor-and-streptomyces-avermitilis
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REVIEW
Juan F Martín, Antonio Rodríguez-García, Paloma Liras
Phosphate limitation is important for production of antibiotics and other secondary metabolites in Streptomyces. Phosphate control is mediated by the two-component system PhoR-PhoP. Following phosphate depletion, PhoP stimulates expression of genes involved in scavenging, transport and mobilization of phosphate, and represses the utilization of nitrogen sources. PhoP reduces expression of genes for aerobic respiration and activates nitrate respiration genes. PhoP activates genes for teichuronic acid formation and reduces expression of genes for phosphate-rich teichoic acid biosynthesis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
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