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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324762/chrysanthemum-morphology-photosynthetic-efficiency-and-antioxidant-capacity-are-differentially-modified-by-light-quality
#1
Liang Zheng, Marie-Christine Van Labeke
The effect of light quality on leaf morphology, photosynthetic efficiency and antioxidant capacity of leaves that fully developed under a specific spectrum was investigated in Chrysanthemum cv. Four light treatments were applied at 100μmolm(-2)s(-1) and a photoperiod of 14h using light-emitting diodes, which were 100% red (R), 100% blue (B), 75% red with 25% blue (RB) and white (W), respectively. Intraspecific variation was investigated by studying the response of eight cultivars. Overall, red light significantly decreased the leaf area while the thinnest leaves were observed for W...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319413/aberrant-promoter-hypermethylation-of-p16-survivin-and-retinoblastoma-in-gastric-cancer
#2
L Guo, C Huang, Q J Ji
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is common and can be found throughout the world. Notoriously like other cancers, gastric cancer is a consequence of cellular regulation disorder. Epigenetics, including many oncogenes or tumour suppressor genes, can provide some clues for this kind of disorder. DNA methylation, especially promoter methylation, which causes the silence/decrease of tumour related genes, has become a focus in various tumour types. The aim of this study was to investigate promoter methylation of certain genes: p16, survivin, retinoblastoma (Rb), all of which have been regarded as genes related to gastric cancer...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319064/oct4-controls-mitotic-stability-and-inactivates-the-rb-tumor-suppressor-pathway-to-enhance-ovarian-cancer-aggressiveness
#3
E Comisso, M Scarola, M Rosso, S Piazza, S Marzinotto, Y Ciani, M Orsaria, L Mariuzzi, C Schneider, S Schoeftner, R Benetti
OCT4 (Octamer-binding transcription factor 4) is essential for embryonic stem cell self-renewal. Here we show that OCT4 increases the aggressiveness of high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HG-SOC) by inactivating the Retinoblastoma tumor suppressor pathway and enhancing mitotic stability in cancer cells. OCT4 drives the expression of Nuclear Inhibitor of Protein Phosphatase type 1 (NIPP1) and Cyclin F (CCNF) that together inhibit Protein Phosphatase 1 (PP1). This results in pRB hyper-phosphorylation, accelerated cell proliferation and increased in vitro tumorigenicity of ovarian cancer cells...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317935/a-facile-template-route-to-periodic-mesoporous-organosilicas-nanospheres-with-tubular-structure-by-using-compressed-co2
#4
Xin Huang, Wei Li, Meijin Wang, Xiuniang Tan, Qian Wang, Cheng Wang, Mengnan Zhang, Jing Yuan
Periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs) nanospheres with tubular structure were prepared with compressed CO2 using cationic and anionic mixed surfactant (CTAB/SDS) and triblock copolymer Pluronic P123 as bi-templates. TEM, N2 adsorption-desorption, solid NMR, and FTIR were employed to characterize the obtained materials. Compressed CO2 severed as acidic reagent to promote the hydrolysis of organosilicas, and could tune the morphology and structure of the obtained PMOs nanomaterials simple by adjusting the CO2 pressure during the synthesis process...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316048/toxic-elements-and-bio-metals-in-cantharellus-mushrooms-from-poland-and-china
#5
Jerzy Falandysz, Maria Chudzińska, Danuta Barałkiewicz, Małgorzata Drewnowska, Anetta Hanć
Data on multi-trace element composition and content relationships have been obtained for Cantharellus cibarius, C. tubaeformis, and C. minor mushrooms from Poland and China by inductive coupled plasma-dynamic reaction cell-mass spectroscopy. There is no previous data published on As, Li, V, Tl, and U in chanterelles from Poland and on Ba, Co, Cr, Ni, Rb, and Sr in chanterelles from China. The results implied a role of the soil background geochemistry at the collection site with the occurrence of Ag, As, Ba, Cr, Cs, Li, Mn, Pb, Rb, Sr, U, and V in the fruiting bodies...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315691/mir-519-suppresses-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-by-targeting-oncogene-urg4-urgcp
#6
Guodong Yu, Tian Zhang, Ying Jing, Qingmin Bao, Qiang Tang, Yu Zhang
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the most common malignant tumor in Southeast Asia, its regulatory mechanism is still to be understood. miR-519 inhibits the progression of several tumors, including cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and gastric cancer. But its role in NPC hasn't been studied. In present study, we found miR-519 was downregulated in NPC cells, its overexpression inhibited NPC cell proliferation and arrested cell cycle at G0/G1 phase, while its knockdown promoted NPC cell proliferation and cell cycle progression...
March 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303943/increased-chemical-weathering-during-the-deglacial-to-mid-holocene-summer-monsoon-intensification
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Pavan Miriyala, N P Sukumaran, B Nagender Nath, P B Ramamurty, A V Sijinkumar, B Vijayagopal, V Ramaswamy, Tyson Sebastian
Chemical weathering and the ensuing atmospheric carbon dioxide consumption has long been considered to work on geological time periods until recently when some modelling and natural records have shown that the weathering-related CO2 consumption can change at century to glacial-interglacial time scale. Last glacial to interglacial transition period is a best test case to understand the interplay between Pco2-temperature-chemical weathering when a pulse of rapid chemical weathering was initiated. Here we show, from a high resolution 54 ka record from the Andaman Sea in the northern Indian Ocean, that the chemical weathering responds to deglacial to mid-Holocene summer monsoon intensification in the Myanmar watersheds...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302987/development-of-a-certified-reference-material-nmij-crm-7203-a-for-elemental-analysis-of-tap-water
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Yanbei Zhu, Tomohiro Narukawa, Kazumi Inagaki, Shin-Ichi Miyashita, Takayoshi Kuroiwa, Tomoko Ariga, Izumi Kudo, Masae Koguchi, Sung Woo Heo, Jung Ki Suh, Kyoung-Seok Lee, Yong-Hyeon Yim, Youngran Lim
A certified reference material (CRM), NMIJ CRM 7203-a, was developed for the elemental analysis of tap water. At least two independent analytical methods were applied to characterize the certified value of each element. The elements certified in the present CRM were as follows: Al, As, B, Ca, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Rb, Sb, Se, Sr, and Zn. The certified value for each element was given as the (property value ± expanded uncertainty), with a coverage factor of 2 for the expanded uncertainty...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302578/effects-of-carbon-sources-and-plant-protein-levels-in-a-biofloc-system-on-growth-performance-and-the-immune-and-antioxidant-status-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#9
Abdallah Tageldien Mansour, Maria Ángeles Esteban
The efficacy of different biofloc treatments (BFTs) to compensate for a reduction in dietary protein level under zero-water exchange systems was studied during a 10 weeks experiment, assessing the effect on water quality, growth, immune and antioxidant status of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fingerlings. Six groups were established and fed the same plant-based feed containing 20 or 30% crude protein: two groups in clear water conditions with no added carbon source, two biofloc groups given a wheat milling by-product (WMB) as additional carbon source and two biofloc groups given rice bran (RB)...
March 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302204/-a-preliminary-study-of-retinoblastoma-related-serum-tumor-markers
#10
Zhi-Ping Liu, Ke-Ying Zhou, Li-Li Chen, Zhi-Hui Xiao, Yan-Zhao Chen
OBJECTIVE: To screen out retinoblastoma (RB)-related serum tumor markers by measuring the levels of serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP), carcino-embryonic antigen (CEA), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125), carbohydrate antigen 153 (CA153), carbohydrate antigen 199 (CA199), and carbohydrate antigen 724 (CA724) in children with RB. METHODS: The levels of seven serum tumor markers (AFP, CEA, NSE, CA125, CA153, CA199, and CA724) were determined in 20 children with RB and 20 healthy children (control) using a chemiluminescent immunoassay...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300827/simvastatin-and-atorvastatin-inhibit-dna-replication-licensing-factor-mcm7-and-effectively-suppress-rb-deficient-tumors-growth
#11
Juan Li, Jie Liu, Zheyong Liang, Fang He, Lu Yang, Pingping Li, Yina Jiang, Bo Wang, Can Zhou, Yaochun Wang, Yu Ren, Jin Yang, Jianmin Zhang, Zhijun Luo, Cyrus Vaziri, Peijun Liu
Loss or dysfunction of tumor suppressor retinoblastoma (RB) is a common feature in various tumors, and contributes to cancer cell stemness and drug resistance to cancer therapy. However, the strategy to suppress or eliminate Rb-deficient tumor cells remains unclear. In the present study, we accidentally found that reduction of DNA replication licensing factor MCM7 induced more apoptosis in RB-deficient tumor cells than in control tumor cells. Moreover, after a drug screening and further studies, we demonstrated that statin drug Simvastatin and Atorvastatin were able to inhibit MCM7 and RB expressions...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298776/a-comparative-study-for-post-operative-analgesia-in-the-emergency-laparotomies-thoracic-epidural-ropivacaine-with-nalbuphine-and-ropivacaine-with-butorphanol
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Saravana Babu, Bikram Kumar Gupta, Gyanendra Kumar Gautam
BACKGROUND: Adequate postoperative pain therapy for emergency abdominal surgeries is important far beyond the perioperative period because sensitization to painful stimuli can cause postoperative morbidity. A prospective, double-blind, randomized study was carried out to compare the quality of postoperative analgesia and side-effect profile between epidurally administered butorphanol and nalbuphine as an adjuvant to 0.2% ropivacaine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of eighty patients, 43 men and 37 women between the age of 18 and 65 years of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Class I E and II E, who underwent intestinal perforation repair surgery were randomly allocated into two groups ropivacaine with butorphanol (RB) and ropivacaine with nalbuphine (RN), comprising of 40 patients each...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298331/expression-of-leptin-receptor-in-the-oviduct-of-chinese-brown-frog-rana-dybowskii
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Liqin Xi, Yuning Liu, Zeqi Tang, Xia Sheng, Haolin Zhang, Qiang Weng, Meiyu Xu
The oviduct of Chinese brown frog (Rana dybowskii) expands specifically during pre-hibernation instead of in the breeding period. In this study, we investigated the expression of leptin receptor (Ob-Rb) in Rana dybowskii oviduct during the breeding period and pre-hibernation. Histologically, the oviduct of Rana dybowskii consists of glandular cells, tubule lumen and epithelial cells. The oviductal weight and pipe diameter also revealed significant differences, which were higher in pre-hibernation than that of the breeding period...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297760/-promoting-effect-of-cyclin-d1-overexpression-on-proliferation-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-siha-cells
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P Wang, S Liu, B Cheng, X Z Wu, S S Ding, L Xu, Y Liu, L Duan, S Z Sun
Objective: To study effects of cyclin D1 overexpression on the proliferation and differentiation of cervical squamous cell carcinoma SiHa cells and to investigate related signaling molecules. Methods: Primers were designed to amplify the full length of cyclin D1 gene and cyclin D1 gene was amplified by PCR for constructing pcDNA3.1 plasmid vector. The construct was then transfected into SiHa cells, and the cells with stable overexpression of cyclin D1 were established, cyclin D1 gene and protein expression were detected by RT-PCR and Western blot, respectively...
March 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294611/a3sr2p7o21-a-rb-cs-two-polyphosphates-based-on-different-types-of-p-o-chains-and-ring-structures
#15
Maierhaba Abudoureheman, Shujuan Han, Ying Wang, Bing-Hua Lei, Zhihua Yang, Shilie Pan
Two polyphosphates containing two types of polymerization of the [PO4] groups, Rb3Sr2P7O21 and Cs3Sr2P7O21, were grown through a spontaneous nucleation method. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction data were collected in order to determine their structures. Interestingly, Rb3Sr2P7O21 is the first example of two kinds of [PO3]∞ linear chains coexisting in one phosphate structure. However, in the structure of Cs3Sr2P7O21, the isolated [P4O12] ring and the 1D [PO3]∞ chain can be observed, which is also rare in phosphates...
March 15, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294490/the-determination-and-application-of-87-sr-86-sr-ratio-in-verifying-geographical-origin-of-wheat
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Hongyan Liu, Yimin Wei, Hai Lu, Shuai Wei, Tao Jiang, Yingquan Zhang, Jinfu Ban, Boli Guo
RATIONALE: As (87) Sr/(86) Sr ratio plays a significant role in authenticating the geographical origin of foodstuff, it is important to identify where the (87) Sr/(86) Sr signature in food comes from, and the methods of (87) Sr/(86) Sr ratio analysis in food and environmental samples. METHODS: Wheat with three genotypes, soil and groundwater samples were collected from three regions of China during harvest time of 2014. The (87) Sr/(86) Sr ratios in the samples were determined by thermal ionization mass spectrometer in order to investigate the possible source of (87) Sr/(86) Sr in wheat, and the concentrations of Rb and Sr in wheat and soils were also detected by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and combined with (87) Sr/(86) Sr ratio in order to trace the geographical origin of wheat...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293706/coronary-atherosclerotic-burden-vs-coronary-vascular-function-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Roberta Assante, Wanda Acampa, Emilia Zampella, Parthiban Arumugam, Carmela Nappi, Valeria Gaudieri, Mariarosaria Panico, Mario Magliulo, Christine M Tonge, Mario Petretta, Alberto Cuocolo
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between coronary atherosclerotic burden and vascular function in diabetic and nondiabetic patients after balancing for coronary risk factors. METHODS: We studied 672 patients without overt coronary artery disease and normal myocardial perfusion on stress (82)Rb PET/CT imaging. To account for differences in baseline characteristics between diabetic patients and nondiabetic patients, we created a propensity score-matched cohort considering clinical variables and coronary risk factors...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293274/optimally-repeatable-kinetic-model-variant-for-myocardial-blood-flow-measurements-with-82-rb-pet
#18
Adrian F Ocneanu, Robert A deKemp, Jennifer M Renaud, Andy Adler, Rob S B Beanlands, Ran Klein
Purpose. Myocardial blood flow (MBF) quantification with (82)Rb positron emission tomography (PET) is gaining clinical adoption, but improvements in precision are desired. This study aims to identify analysis variants producing the most repeatable MBF measures. Methods. 12 volunteers underwent same-day test-retest rest and dipyridamole stress imaging with dynamic (82)Rb PET, from which MBF was quantified using 1-tissue-compartment kinetic model variants: (1) blood-pool versus uptake region sampled input function (Blood/Uptake-ROI), (2) dual spillover correction (SOC-On/Off), (3) right blood correction (RBC-On/Off), (4) arterial blood transit delay (Delay-On/Off), and (5) distribution volume (DV) constraint (Global/Regional-DV)...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293272/multiple-molecular-interactions-redundantly-contribute-to-rb-mediated-cell-cycle-control
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Michael J Thwaites, Matthew J Cecchini, Srikanth Talluri, Daniel T Passos, Jasmyne Carnevale, Frederick A Dick
BACKGROUND: The G1-S phase transition is critical to maintaining proliferative control and preventing carcinogenesis. The retinoblastoma tumor suppressor is a key regulator of this step in the cell cycle. RESULTS: Here we use a structure-function approach to evaluate the contributions of multiple protein interaction surfaces on pRB towards cell cycle regulation. SAOS2 cell cycle arrest assays showed that disruption of three separate binding surfaces were necessary to inhibit pRB-mediated cell cycle control...
2017: Cell Division
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289097/human-cytomegalovirus-v-cdk-ul97-phosphorylates-and-inactivates-the-retinoblastoma-protein-related-p107-and-p130-proteins
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Satoko Iwahori, Angie C Umaña, Halena R VanDeusen, Robert F Kalejta
The human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-encoded viral cyclin-dependent kinase (v-CDK) UL97 phosphorylates the retinoblastoma (Rb) tumor suppressor. Here we identify the other Rb family members p107 and p130 as novel targets of UL97. UL97 phosphorylates p107 and p130 thereby inhibiting their ability to repress the E2F-responsive E2F1 promoter. As with Rb, this phosphorylation, and the rescue of E2F-responsive transcription, is dependent on the L1 LXCXE motif in UL97 and its interacting clefts on p107 and p130. Interestingly, UL97 does not induce the disruption of all p107-E2F or p130-E2F complexes, as it does to Rb-E2F complexes...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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