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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542984/applying-quantitative-molecular-tools-for-virus-transport-studies-opportunities-and-challenges
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Kelvin Wong, Marirosa Molina
Bacteriophages have been used in soil column studies for the last several decades as surrogates to study the fate and transport behavior of enteric viruses in groundwater. However, recent studies have shown that the transport behavior of bacteriophages and enteric viruses in porous media can be very different. The next generation of virus transport science must therefore provide more data on mobility of enteric viruses and the relationship between transport behaviors of enteric viruses and bacteriophages. To achieve this new paradigm, labor intensity devoted to enteric virus quantification method must be reduced...
May 23, 2017: Ground Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482328/green-synthesized-cds-nano-pesticides-toxicity-on-young-instars-of-malaria-vectors-and-impact-on-enzymatic-activities-of-the-non-target-mud-crab-scylla-serrata
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Vasu Sujitha, Kadarkarai Murugan, Devakumar Dinesh, Amuthvalli Pandiyan, Rajasekar Aruliah, Jiang-Shiou Hwang, Kandasamy Kalimuthu, Chellasamy Panneerselvam, Akon Higuchi, Al Thabiani Aziz, Suresh Kumar, Abdullah A Alarfaj, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Angelo Canale, Giovanni Benelli
Currently, nano-formulated mosquito larvicides have been widely proposed to control young instars of malaria vector populations. However, the fate of nanoparticles in the aquatic environment is scarcely known, with special reference to the impact of nanoparticles on enzymatic activity of non-target aquatic invertebrates. In this study, we synthesized CdS nanoparticles using a green protocol relying on the cheap extract of Valoniopsis pachynema algae. CdS nanoparticles showed high toxicity on young instars of the malaria vectors Anopheles stephensi and A...
April 25, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477131/noncanonical-atm-activation-and-signaling-in-response-to-transcription-blocking-dna-damage
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Jurgen A Marteijn, Wim Vermeulen, Maria Tresini
Environmental genotoxins and metabolic byproducts generate DNA lesions that can cause genomic instability and disrupt tissue homeostasis. To ensure genomic integrity, cells employ mechanisms that convert signals generated by stochastic DNA damage into organized responses, including activation of repair systems, cell cycle checkpoints, and apoptotic mechanisms. DNA damage response (DDR) signaling pathways coordinate these responses and determine cellular fates in part, by transducing signals that modulate RNA metabolism...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472697/occurrence-and-fate-of-illicit-drugs-and-pharmaceuticals-in-wastewater-from-two-wastewater-treatment-plants-in-costa-rica
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Ana Causanilles, Clemens Ruepert, María Ibáñez, Erik Emke, Félix Hernández, Pim de Voogt
Chemical analysis of raw wastewater in order to assess the presence of biological markers entering a wastewater treatment plant can provide objective information about the health and lifestyle of the population connected to the sewer system. This work was performed in a tropical country of Central America, Costa Rica, with the aim of extending this knowledge to new world regions. This work is the first to report wastewater-based epidemiological data on the use of illicit drugs in this region of the world. Composite wastewater samples from the influents of two different wastewater treatment facilities and surface water samples from surrounding areas were collected applying the best practice protocol and analysed to investigate the occurrence and fate of selected illicit drugs of abuse and pharmaceuticals...
May 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468615/epithelial-ciliated-beating-cells-essential-for-ex-vivo-ali-culture-growth
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Delphine Gras, Aurélie Petit, Jérémy Charriot, Lucie Knabe, Khuder Alagha, Anne Sophie Gamez, Céline Garulli, Arnaud Bourdin, Pascal Chanez, Nicolas Molinari, Isabelle Vachier
BACKGROUND: Bronchial epithelium plays a key role in orchestrating innate and adaptive immunity. The fate of ex vivo airway epithelial cultures growing at the air liquid interface (ALI) derived from human endobronchial biopsies or brushings is not easy to predict. Calibrating and differentiating these cells is a long and expensive process requiring rigorous expertise. Pinpointing factors associated with ALI culture success would help researchers gain further insight into epithelial progenitor behavior...
May 3, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465586/oxidation-of-protein-bound-methionine-in-photofrin-photodynamic-therapy-treated-human-tumor-cells-explored-by-methionine-containing-peptide-enrichment-and-quantitative-proteomics-approach
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Ya-Ju Hsieh, Kun-Yi Chien, I-Fang Yang, I-Neng Lee, Chia-Chun Wu, Tung-Yung Huang, Jau-Song Yu
In Photofrin-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT), cell fate can be modulated by the subcellular location of Photofrin. PDT triggers oxidative damage to target cells, including the methionine (Met) oxidation of proteins. Here, we developed a new Met-containing peptide enrichment protocol combined with SILAC-based quantitative proteomics, and used this approach to explore the global Met oxidation changes of proteins in PDT-treated epidermoid carcinoma A431 cells preloaded with Photofrin at the plasma membrane, ER/Golgi, or ubiquitously...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448485/assessment-of-engineered-cells-using-cellnet-and-rna-seq
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Arthur H Radley, Remy M Schwab, Yuqi Tan, Jeesoo Kim, Emily K W Lo, Patrick Cahan
CellNet is a computational platform designed to assess cell populations engineered by either directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) or direct conversion, and to suggest specific hypotheses to improve cell fate engineering protocols. CellNet takes as input gene expression data and compares them with large data sets of normal expression profiles compiled from public sources, in regard to the extent to which cell- and tissue-specific gene regulatory networks are established. CellNet was originally designed to work with human or mouse microarray expression data for 21 cell or tissue (C/T) types...
May 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447574/optimized-longitudinal-monitoring-of-stem-cell-grafts-in-mouse-brain-using-a-novel-bioluminescent-near-infrared-fluorescent-fusion-reporter
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Laura Mezzanotte, Juvita Delancy Iljas, Ivo Que, Alan Chan, Eric Kaijzel, Rob Hoeben, Clemens Löwik
<p>Biodistribution and fate of transplanted stem cells via longitudinal monitoring has been successfully achievedin the last decade using optical imaging. However, sensitive longitudinal imaging of transplanted stem cells in deep tissue like the brain remains challenging not only due to low light penetration but because of other factors such as low or inferior expression levels of optical reporters in stem cells and stem cell death after transplantation. Here we describe an optimized imaging protocol for sensitive long term monitoring of human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) expressing a novel bioluminescent/near infrared fluorescent (NIRF) fusion reporter transplanted in mouse brain cortex...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412566/removal-mechanisms-of-benzotriazoles-in-duckweed-lemna-minor-wastewater-treatment-systems
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Georgia Gatidou, Maria Oursouzidou, Aimilia Stefanatou, Athanasios S Stasinakis
The fate of five benzotriazoles (1H-benzotriazole, BTR; 4-methyl-1H-benzotriazole, 4TTR; 5-methyl-1H-benzotriazole, 5TTR; xylytriazole, XTR and 5-chlorobenzotriazole, CBTR) was studied in batch and continuous-flow Lemna minor systems and the role of different mechanisms on their removal was evaluated. Single and joint toxicity experiments were initially conducted using the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) protocol 221 and no inhibition on specific growth rate of Lemna minor was observed for concentrations up to 200μgL(-1)...
April 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404796/tuning-cancer-fate-the-unremitting-role-of-host-immunity
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REVIEW
B Calì, B Molon, A Viola
Host immunity plays a central and complex role in dictating tumour progression. Solid tumours are commonly infiltrated by a large number of immune cells that dynamically interact with the surrounding microenvironment. At first, innate and adaptive immune cells successfully cooperate to eradicate microcolonies of transformed cells. Concomitantly, surviving tumour clones start to proliferate and harness immune responses by specifically hijacking anti-tumour effector mechanisms and fostering the accumulation of immunosuppressive immune cell subsets at the tumour site...
April 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374539/comparative-assessment-of-the-thermal-tolerance-of-spotted-stemborer-chilo-partellus-lepidoptera-crambidae-and-its-larval-parasitoid-cotesia-sesamiae-hymenoptera-braconidae
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Reyard Mutamiswa, Frank Chidawanyika, Casper Nyamukondiwa
Under stressful thermal environments, insects adjust their behaviour and physiology to maintain key life-history activities and improve survival. For interacting species, mutual or antagonistic, thermal stress may affect the partcipants in differing ways, which may then affect the outcome of the ecological relationship. In agroecosystems, this may be the fate of relationships between insect pests and their antagonistic parasitoids under acute and chronic thermal variability. Against this background, we investigated the thermal tolerance of different developmental stages of Chilo partellus Swinhoe (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and its larval parasitoid, Cotesia sesamiae Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) using both dynamic and static protocols...
April 4, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368778/monitoring-the-fate-and-behavior-of-tio2-nanoparticles-simulated-in-a-wwtp-with-industrial-dye-stuff-effluent-according-to-oecd-303a
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Lwazi C Mahlalela, Jane C Ngila, Langelihle N Dlamini
The use of nanoparticles (NPs) in several consumer products has led to them finding their way into wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Some of these NPs have photocatalytic properties, thus providing a possible solution to textile industries to photodegrade dyes from their wastewater. Thus, the interaction of NPs with industrial dye effluents is inevitable. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and development (OECD) guideline for testing of chemical 303A was employed to study the fate and behaviour of TiO2 NPs in industrial dye-stuff effluent...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362422/in-vivo-imaging-of-transgenic-gene-expression-in-individual-retinal-progenitors-in-chimeric-zebrafish-embryos-to-study-cell-nonautonomous-influences
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Stefanie Dudczig, Peter D Currie, Lucia Poggi, Patricia R Jusuf
The genetic and technical strengths have made the zebrafish vertebrate a key model organism in which the consequences of gene manipulations can be traced in vivo throughout the rapid developmental period. Multiple processes can be studied including cell proliferation, gene expression, cell migration and morphogenesis. Importantly, the generation of chimeras through transplantations can be easily performed, allowing mosaic labeling and tracking of individual cells under the influence of the host environment...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349454/mapping-m-6-a-at-individual-nucleotide-resolution-using-crosslinking-and-immunoprecipitation-miclip
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Anya V Grozhik, Bastian Linder, Anthony O Olarerin-George, Samie R Jaffrey
N (6) -methyladenosine (m6A) is the most abundant modified base in eukaryotic mRNA and has been linked to diverse effects on mRNA fate. Current m6A mapping approaches localize m6A residues to 100-200 nt-long regions of transcripts. The precise position of m6A in mRNAs cannot be identified on a transcriptome-wide level because there are no chemical methods to distinguish between m6A and adenosine. Here, we describe a method for using anti-m6A antibodies to induce specific mutational signatures at m6A residues after ultraviolet light-induced antibody-RNA crosslinking and reverse transcription...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340415/uncertainty-analysis-for-effluent-trading-planning-using-a-bayesian-estimation-based-simulation-optimization-modeling-approach
#15
J L Zhang, Y P Li, G H Huang, B W Baetz, J Liu
In this study, a Bayesian estimation-based simulation-optimization modeling approach (BESMA) is developed for identifying effluent trading strategies. BESMA incorporates nutrient fate modeling with soil and water assessment tool (SWAT), Bayesian estimation, and probabilistic-possibilistic interval programming with fuzzy random coefficients (PPI-FRC) within a general framework. Based on the water quality protocols provided by SWAT, posterior distributions of parameters can be analyzed through Bayesian estimation; stochastic characteristic of nutrient loading can be investigated which provides the inputs for the decision making...
June 1, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329331/natural-history-of-moderately-dilated-tubular-ascending-aorta-implications-for-determining-the-optimal-imaging-interval
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Kay-Hyun Park, Suryeun Chung, Dong Jung Kim, Jun Sung Kim, Cheong Lim
OBJECTIVES: For a moderately dilated ascending aorta (diameter 35-54 mm), current guidelines recommend continuous annual or semi-annual examinations with computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. However, few data have shown the yield and benefit of such a protocol. This study aimed to investigate the fate of a moderately dilated ascending aorta and thereby determine the adequate imaging interval. METHODS: In our institutional database, we identified adult patients having an ascending aortic diameter ≥40 mm in contrast-enhanced computed tomography and follow-up imaging(s) after ≥1 year...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325665/volatile-methylsiloxanes-through-wastewater-treatment-plants-a-review-of-levels-and-implications
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REVIEW
Daniela Capela, Nuno Ratola, Arminda Alves, Vera Homem
The use of siloxanes has been increasing due to physicochemical properties that are appropriate to be included in the formulations of a large variety of consumer products. This implies a considerable release of these chemicals into the environment, which caught the attention of the scientific community in view of some reports of potential hazardous effects. However, the studies related to the presence and partition of volatile methylsiloxanes (VMSs) in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are still scarce. The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the knowledge concerning the presence of VMSs in WWTPs and also a discussion of the efficiency of the removal technologies available...
March 15, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284131/decision-support-for-environmental-management-of-industrial-non-hazardous-secondary-materials-new-analytical-methods-combined-with-simulation-and-optimization-modeling
#18
Keith W Little, Nadeesha H Koralegedara, Coleen M Northeim, Souhail R Al-Abed
Non-hazardous solid materials from industrial processes, once regarded as waste and disposed in landfills, offer numerous environmental and economic advantages when put to beneficial uses (BUs). Proper management of these industrial non-hazardous secondary materials (INSM) requires estimates of their probable environmental impacts among disposal as well as BU options. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently approved new analytical methods (EPA Methods 1313-1316) to assess leachability of constituents of potential concern in these materials...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229420/noninvasive-assessment-of-cell-fate-and-biology-in-transplanted-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#19
Federico Franchi, Martin Rodriguez-Porcel
Recently, molecular imaging has become a conditio sine qua non for cell-based regenerative medicine. Developments in molecular imaging techniques, such as reporter gene technology, have increasingly enabled the noninvasive assessment of the fate and biology of cells after cardiovascular applications. In this context, bioluminescence imaging is the most commonly used imaging modality in small animal models of preclinical studies. Here, we present a detailed protocol of a reporter gene imaging approach for monitoring the viability and biology of Mesenchymal Stem Cells transplanted in a mouse model of myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207000/spatial-transcriptomic-analysis-of-cryosectioned-tissue-samples-with-geo-seq
#20
Jun Chen, Shengbao Suo, Patrick Pl Tam, Jing-Dong J Han, Guangdun Peng, Naihe Jing
Conventional gene expression studies analyze multiple cells simultaneously or single cells, for which the exact in vivo or in situ position is unknown. Although cellular heterogeneity can be discerned when analyzing single cells, any spatially defined attributes that underpin the heterogeneous nature of the cells cannot be identified. Here, we describe how to use Geo-seq, a method that combines laser capture microdissection (LCM) and single-cell RNA-seq technology. The combination of these two methods enables the elucidation of cellular heterogeneity and spatial variance simultaneously...
March 2017: Nature Protocols
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