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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729249/deletion-of-transcription-factor-binding-motifs-using-the-crispr-spcas9-system-in-the-%C3%AE-globin-lcr
#1
Yea Woon Kim, AeRi Kim
Transcription factors play roles in gene transcription through direct binding to their motifs in genome, and inhibiting this binding provides an effective strategy for studying their roles. Here we applied the CRISPR/spCas9 system to mutate the binding motifs of transcription factors. Binding motifs for erythroid specific transcription factors were mutated in the locus control region hypersensitive sites of the human β-globin locus. Guide RNAs targeting binding motifs were cloned into lentiviral CRISPR vector containing the spCas9 gene, and transduced into MEL/ch11 cells carrying a human chromosome 11...
July 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720295/equine-papillomavirus-type-2-an-equine-equivalent-to-human-papillomavirus-16
#2
S Sykora, C Jindra, M Hofer, R Steinborn, S Brandt
In horses, squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) commonly affect the external genitals. There is growing evidence that equine papillomavirus type 2 (EcPV2) infection promotes disease development. To assess the possible association of EcPV2 with equine SCCs of the head (HSCC), 15 HSCC DNA samples were screened by E6/E7, E2, and LCR PCR and amplicons were analysed for sequence variations. The physical form of EcPV2 in HSCC, genital lesions, and smegma from horses with SCC was then addressed using EcPV2 immunocapture PCR (IC/PCR) for detection of virion, and E6 vs...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712072/clinical-role-of-guidance-by-c-arm-ct-for-125-i-brachytherapy-on-pulmonary-tumors
#3
Dechao Jiao, Kewei Ren, Zongming Li, Shaofeng Shui, Xinwei Han
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical value of C-arm CT (CACT)-guided interstitial iodine-125 ((125)I) brachytherapy on pulmonary tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 30 patients with 40 solid pulmonary tumors were enrolled to undergo CACT-guided interstitial (125)I brachytherapy between November 2011 and November 2014. The needle path was planned on a CACT virtual navigation and real-time fluoroscopy system. Technical success, puncture score, procedure time, local control rate (LCR), radiation exposure, complications and survival were investigated...
July 15, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705623/water-induced-phase-separation-of-miconazole-poly-vinylpyrrolidone-co-vinyl-acetate-amorphous-solid-dispersions-insights-with-confocal-fluorescence-microscopy
#4
Sugandha Saboo, Lynne S Taylor
The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of confocal fluorescence microscopy (CFM) to study the water-induced phase separation of miconazole-poly (vinylpyrrolidone-co-vinyl acetate) (mico- PVPVA) amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs), induced during preparation, upon storage at high relative humidity (RH) and during dissolution. Different fluoresecent dyes were added to drug-polymer films and the location of the dyes was evaluated using CFM. Orthogonal techniques, in particular atomic force microscopy (AFM) coupled with nanoscale infrared spectroscopy (AFM-nanoIR), were used to provide additional analysis of the drug-polymer blends...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683095/computer-algorithms-for-automated-detection-and-analysis-of-local-ca2-releases-in-spontaneously-beating-cardiac-pacemaker-cells
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Alexander V Maltsev, Sean P Parsons, Mary S Kim, Kenta Tsutsui, Michael D Stern, Edward G Lakatta, Victor A Maltsev, Oliver Monfredi
Local Ca2+ Releases (LCRs) are crucial events involved in cardiac pacemaker cell function. However, specific algorithms for automatic LCR detection and analysis have not been developed in live, spontaneously beating pacemaker cells. In the present study we measured LCRs using a high-speed 2D-camera in spontaneously contracting sinoatrial (SA) node cells isolated from rabbit and guinea pig and developed a new algorithm capable of detecting and analyzing the LCRs spatially in two-dimensions, and in time. Our algorithm tracks points along the midline of the contracting cell...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678184/sox2-as-a-new-regulator-of-hpv16-transcription
#6
Imelda Martínez-Ramírez, Víctor Del-Castillo-Falconi, Irma B Mitre-Aguilar, Alfredo Amador-Molina, Adela Carrillo-García, Elizabeth Langley, Alejandro Zentella-Dehesa, Ernesto Soto-Reyes, Alejandro García-Carrancá, Luis A Herrera, Marcela Lizano
Persistent infections with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) constitute the main risk factor for cervical cancer development. HPV16 is the most frequent type associated to squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), followed by HPV18. The long control region (LCR) in the HPV genome contains the replication origin and sequences recognized by cellular transcription factors (TFs) controlling viral transcription. Altered expression of E6 and E7 viral oncogenes, modulated by the LCR, causes modifications in cellular pathways such as proliferation, leading to malignant transformation...
July 5, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675564/activation-of-serotonergic-neurons-in-the-medullary-caudal-raphe-shortens-the-laryngeal-chemoreflex-in-anaesthetized-neonatal-rats
#7
William T Donnelly, Luxi Xia, Donald Bartlett, J C Leiter
What is the central question of this study? Does activation of serotonergic neurons in the caudal medullary raphe, some of which project to the nucleus of the solitary tract, shorten the laryngeal chemoreflex? What is the main finding and its importance? We found that serotonin originating from neurons in the caudal raphe acts through a 5-HT3 receptor located in the nucleus of the solitary tract to terminate reflex apnoea. Failure or deficiency of this arousal-related process is likely to be relevant to the pathogenesis of sudden infant death syndrome...
July 3, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666882/a-second-order-orientation-contrast-stimulus-for-population-receptive-field-based-retinotopic-mapping
#8
Funda Yildirim, Joana Carvalho, Frans W Cornelissen
Visual field or retinotopic mapping is one of the most frequently used paradigms in fMRI. It uses activity evoked by position-varying high luminance contrast visual patterns presented throughout the visual field for determining the spatial organization of cortical visual areas. While the advantage of using high luminance contrast is that it tends to drive a wide range of neural populations - thus resulting in high signal-to-noise BOLD responses - this may also be a limitation, especially for approaches that attempt to squeeze more information out of the BOLD response, such as population receptive field (pRF) mapping...
June 27, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633115/occurrence-of-commonly-used-pesticides-in-personal-air-samples-and-their-associated-health-risk-among-paddy-farmers
#9
Hazwanee Hamsan, Yu Bin Ho, Siti Zulfa Zaidon, Zailina Hashim, Nazamid Saari, Ali Karami
Tanjung Karang, Selangor, is widely known for its paddy cultivation activity and hosts the third largest paddy field in Malaysia. Pesticides contamination in agriculture fields has become an unavoidable problem, as pesticides are used to increase paddy productivity and reduce plant disease. Human exposure to agrichemicals is common and could results in both acute and chronic health effects, such as acute and chronic neurotoxicity. This study aims to determine the concentrations of commonly used pesticides (azoxystrobin, buprofezin, chlorantraniliprole, difenoconazole, fipronil, imidacloprid, isoprothiolane, pretilachlor, propiconazole, pymetrozine, tebuconazole, tricyclazole, and trifloxystrobin) in personal air samples and their associated health risks among paddy farmers...
June 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626056/early-reperfusion-after-brain-ischemia-has-beneficial-effects-beyond-rescuing-neurons
#10
Masaki Tachibana, Tetsuro Ago, Yoshinobu Wakisaka, Junya Kuroda, Masahiro Shijo, Yoji Yoshikawa, Motohiro Komori, Ataru Nishimura, Noriko Makihara, Kuniyuki Nakamura, Takanari Kitazono
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent studies show that successful endovascular thrombectomy 6 to 12 hours after stroke onset enhances functional outcomes 3 months later. In this study, we investigated the effects of reperfusion after ischemia on repair processes in the ischemic areas, as well as on functional recovery, using mouse stroke models. METHODS: We examined time-dependent histological changes and functional recovery after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion of different durations, including permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion, using the CB-17 (CB-17/lcr-+/+Jcl) mouse strain, which has poor pial collateral blood flow...
June 16, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625256/-comparison-of-effect-of-norepinephrine-and-terlipressin-on-patients-with-ards-combined-with-septic-shock-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Zhi Chen, Ping Zhou, Yuanhua Lu, Chunli Yang
OBJECTIVE: To approach the effect of different vasopressor on hemodynamics, volume responsiveness, fluid volume balance, renal function and prognosis in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) complicated with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted. ARDS patients with septic shock admitted to the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Jiangxi Provincial People's Hospital from January 1st, 2015 to May 1st, 2016 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616075/proximity-ligation-scaffolding-and-comparison-of-two-trichoderma-reesei-strains-genomes
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Etienne Jourdier, Lyam Baudry, Dante Poggi-Parodi, Yoan Vicq, Romain Koszul, Antoine Margeot, Martial Marbouty, Frédérique Bidard
BACKGROUND: The presence of low complexity and repeated regions in genomes often results in difficulties to assemble sequencing data into full chromosomes. However, the availability of full genome scaffolds is essential to several investigations, regarding for instance the evolution of entire clades, the analysis of chromosome rearrangements, and is pivotal to sexual crossing studies. In non-conventional but industrially relevant model organisms, such as the ascomycete Trichoderma reesei, a complete genome assembly is seldom available...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591310/human-papillomavirus-type-distribution-and-hpv16-intratype-diversity-in-southern-brazil-in-women-with-and-without-cervical-lesions
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Gisele R de Oliveira, Valdimara C Vieira, Emiliana C Ávila, Fabiana Finger-Jardim, Thaís Dm Caldeira, Fabiane Aa Gatti, Carla V Gonçalves, Sandro G Oliveira, Vanusa P da Hora, Marcelo A Soares, Ana Mb de Martinez
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence suggests that human papillomavirus (HPV) intratype variants (specific lineages and sublineages) are associated with pathogenesis and progression from HPV infection to persistence and the development of cervical cancer. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to verify the prevalence of HPV infection and distribution of HPV types and HPV16 variants in southern Brazil in women with normal cytology or intraepithelial lesions. METHODS: HPV typing was determined by L1 gene sequencing...
July 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589647/using-primary-tumor-volumetry-to-predict-treatment-outcome-for-patients-with-oropharyngeal-cancer-who-were-treated-with-definitive-chemoradiotherapy
#14
Yun Hee Lee, Jin Ho Song, Hoon-Sik Choi, Hojin Jeong, Ki Mun Kang, Jung Hun Kang, Seung Hoon Woo, Jung Je Park, Jin Pyeong Kim, Bae Kwon Jeong
AIM: This study aimed to determine predictive values for volumetric measures in patients with oropharyngeal cancer who received definitive chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). METHODS: Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scans were obtained before radiotherapy (RT) (I), after delivering a median RT of 50.6 Gy (R) and three months after RT (F). Primary site gross tumor volumes (GTV) were assessed using these scans (GTVI , GTVR and GTVF ). The percentage volume change between GTVI and GTVR (GTV change) was calculated...
June 7, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588858/a-chromosomal-microdeletion-of-15q-in-a-female-patient-with-epilepsy-id-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-case-report
#15
Dina F Ahram, Yasser Al-Sarraj, Rowaida Z Taha, Saba F Elhag, Fouad A Al-Shaban, Hatem El-Shanti, Marios Kambouris
15q deletions have been described in association with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous reports have supported the role of 15q24 low copy repeats (LCRs) in mediating alternatively sized genomic rearrangements. Based on our reported finding of a 15q24 deletion coinciding with two LCR regions in a patient with epilepsy and ASD, we recommend that patients with 15q24 deletions be evaluated for ASD for early institution of therapy.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583076/diagnostic-accuracy-of-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests-naats-in-urine-for-genitourinary-tuberculosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Carlos Altez-Fernandez, Victor Ortiz, Majid Mirzazadeh, Luis Zegarra, Carlos Seas, Cesar Ugarte-Gil
BACKGROUND: Genitourinary tuberculosis is the third most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Diagnosis is difficult because of unspecific clinical manifestations and low accuracy of conventional tests. Unfortunately, the delayed diagnosis impacts the urinary tract severely. Nucleic acid amplification tests yield fast results, and among these, new technologies can also detect drug resistance. There is lack of consensus regarding the use of these tests in genitourinary tuberculosis; we therefore aimed to assess the accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests in the diagnosis of genitourinary tuberculosis and to evaluate the heterogeneity between studies...
June 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579633/rapid-and-accurate-c-v-measurements
#17
Ji-Hong Kim, Pragya R Shrestha, Jason P Campbell, Jason T Ryan, David Nminibapiel, Joseph J Kopanski, Kin P Cheung
We report a new technique for the rapid measurement of full capacitance-voltage (C-V) characteristic curves. The displacement current from a 100 MHz applied sine-wave, which swings from accumulation to strong inversion, is digitized directly using an oscilloscope from the metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) capacitor under test. A C-V curve can be constructed directly from this data but is severely distorted due to non-ideal behavior of real measurement systems. The key advance of this work is to extract the system response function using the same measurement set-up and a known MOS capacitor...
October 2016: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554627/heavy-metal-exposure-from-cooked-rice-grain-ingestion-and-its-potential-health-risks-to-humans-from-total-and-bioavailable-forms-analysis
#18
S M Praveena, N A Omar
Heavy metal in rice studies has attracted a greater concern worldwide. However, there have been limited studies on marketed rice samples although it represents a vital ingestion portion for a real estimation of human health risk. This study was aimed to determine both total and bioaccessible of trace elements and heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Co, Al, Zn, As, Pb and Fe) in 22 varieties of cooked rice using an inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy. Both total and bioaccessible of trace elements and heavy metals were digested using closed-nitric acid digestion and Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM) in vitro digestion model, respectively...
November 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532400/oligometastases-from-prostate-cancer-local-treatment-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt
#19
Gregor Habl, Christoph Straube, Kilian Schiller, Marciana Nona Duma, Markus Oechsner, Kerstin A Kessel, Matthias Eiber, Markus Schwaiger, Hubert Kübler, Jürgen E Gschwend, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: The impact of local tumor ablative therapy in oligometastasized prostate cancer (PC) is still under debate. To gain data for this approach, we evaluated oligometastasized PC patients receiving stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to bone metastases. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 15 oligometastasized PC patients with a total of 20 bone metastases were evaluated regarding biochemical progression-free survival (PSA-PFS), time to initiation of ADT, and local control rate (LCR)...
May 22, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521481/increased-methylation-of-human-papillomavirus-type-16-dna-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-cervical-lesions-in-infected-females-from-northeast-china
#20
Wei Wang, Zhengrong Sun, Jianhua Liu, Guili Wang, Zhitao Lu, Weiqiang Zhou, Te Qi, Qiang Ruan
Hypermethylation of the cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) sites located at the 3'-major capsid protein L1 (3'L1) and the long control region (LCR) of the human papillomavirus (HPV) genome may be associated with the progression of cervical cancer (CC). However, the methylation status of the LCR of HPV type 16 DNA remains to be elucidated in an infected Chinese population. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between methylation of the HPV 16 L1 gene and LCR, and the severity of cervical lesions in infected female patients...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
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