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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742868/combining-ability-of-highland-tropic-adapted-potato-for-tuber-yield-and-yield-components-under-drought
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Betaw Hirut, Hussein Shimelis, Mengistu Fentahun, Merideth Bonierbale, Manuel Gastelo, Asrat Asfaw
Recurrent drought and late blight disease are the major factors limiting potato productivity in the northwest Ethiopian highlands. Incorporating drought tolerance and late blight resistance in the same genotypes will enable the development of cultivars with high and stable yield potential under erratic rainfall conditions. The objectives of this study were to assess combining ability effects and gene action for tuber yield and traits related to drought tolerance in the International Potato Centre's (CIP's) advanced clones from the late blight resistant breeding population B group 'B3C2' and to identify promising parents and families for cultivar development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742459/identification-of-clusters-that-condition-resistance-to-anthracnose-in-the-common-bean-differential-cultivars-ab136-and-mdrk
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Ana Campa, Noemi Trabanco, Juan Jose Ferreira
The correct identification of the anthracnose resistance systems present in the common bean cultivars AB136 and MDRK is important because both are included in the set of 12 differential cultivars proposed for use in classifying the races of the anthracnose causal agent, Colletrotrichum lindemuthianum. In this work, the responses against seven C. lindemuthianum races were analyzed in a recombinant inbred line population derived from the cross AB136 x MDRK. A genetic linkage map of 100 molecular markers distributed across the 11 bean chromosomes was developed in this population to locate the gene or genes conferring resistance against each race, based on linkage analyses and chi-square tests of independence...
July 25, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741857/surface-cross-linked-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-by-emulsified-diffusion-of-dicumyl-peroxide
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Sanem Kayandan, Brinda N Doshi, Ebru Oral, Orhun K Muratoglu
Cross-linking improves the wear resistance of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in hip and knee implants. Free radicals, generated by ionizing radiation or chemically, react to form cross-links. Limiting cross-linking to the articulating surface of the implant is desirable to enable high wear resistance on the surface and higher strength and toughness in the bulk. We investigated the diffusion of emulsified dicumyl peroxide (DCP) into vitamin E-blended UHMWPE (0.1 and 0.3 wt. % vitamin-E) with subsequent thermal decomposition in situ to obtain surface cross-linking with the objective of achieving surface wear rate equivalent or lower than that of current clinically available materials...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741239/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-simple-glucose-metabolism-parameters-may-reliably-predict-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-features
#4
Everton Cazzo, Laísa Simakawa Jimenez, Martinho Antonio Gestic, Murillo Pimentel Utrini, Fábio Henrique Mendonça Chaim, Felipe David Mendonça Chaim, José Carlos Pareja, Elinton Adami Chaim
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the correlation between features of NAFLD among individuals with morbid obesity and the surrogate IR markers homeostasis model assessment (HOMA), product of triglycerides and glucose (TyG), and triglyceride-to-high-density-lipoprotein ratio (TG/HDL-c). METHODS: A cross-sectional study, which enrolled 89 individuals who consecutively underwent bariatric surgery from February through December 2015, was conducted. NAFLD was assessed through histological examination of liver biopsies and correlated with the values of HOMA, TyG, and TG/HDL-c and their respective cutoff points for insulin resistance (IR)...
July 24, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741188/-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-germany-the-current-epidemiological-situation
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Viviane Bremer, Sandra Dudareva-Vizule, Susanne Buder, Matthias An der Heiden, Klaus Jansen
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can impair sexual health. Surveillance and study data were used to provide an overview over STIs in Germany. We estimated 3900 new HIV diagnoses in 2015. Of newly diagnosed infections, 57% were attributed to men who have sex with men (MSM). It was further estimated that there were 3200 new HIV infections and 84,700 people living with HIV in 2015. A total of 6834 syphilis infections were recorded in 2015, which corresponds to an increase of 149% since 2009. The incidence in men was 16-times higher than in women...
July 24, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739779/in-vitro-drug-susceptibility-of-bedaquiline-delamanid-linezolid-clofazimine-moxifloxacin-and-gatifloxacin-against-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-from-beijing-china
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Yu Pang, Zhaojing Zong, Fengmin Huo, Wei Jing, Yifeng Ma, Lingling Dong, Yunxu Li, Liping Zhao, Yuhong Fu, Hairong Huang
Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a deadly form of TB that can be incurable due to its extreme drug resistance. In this study, we aimed to explore in vitro drug susceptibility of bedaquiline (BDQ), delamanid (DMD), linezolid (LZD), clofazimine (CLO), moxifloxacin (MXF), and gatifloxacin (GAT) against 90 XDR-TB strains isolated from patients in China. We also described the genetic characteristics of XDR-TB isolates with acquired drug resistance. Resistance to MFX, GAT, LZD, CLO, DMD and BDQ was found in 82 (91...
July 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739225/distribution-scheme-of-anti-tuberculosis-drug-resistance-among-hiv-patients-in-a-referral-center-over-10-years
#7
Parvaneh Baghaei, Payam Tabarsi, Afshin Moniri, Majid Marjani, Parissa Farnia, Sayena Jabbehdari, Ali Akbar Velayati
OBJECTIVES: Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug resistance is increasing among TB patients globally, particularly, in those that are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive. The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of anti-TB drug resistance in these patients in an effort to improve successful treatment outcomes with a proper regimen. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on adult TB-HIV patients from 2005 to 2015. The pattern of anti-TB drugs resistance was evaluated among HIV positive patients with and without a history of TB treatment...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738421/cardiovascular-disease-among-transgender-adults-receiving-hormone-therapy-a-narrative-review
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Carl G Streed, Omar Harfouch, Francoise Marvel, Roger S Blumenthal, Seth S Martin, Monica Mukherjee
Recent reports estimate that 0.6% of adults in the United States, or approximately 1.4 million persons, identify as transgender. Despite gains in rights and media attention, the reality is that transgender persons experience health disparities, and a dearth of research and evidence-based guidelines remains regarding their specific health needs. The lack of research to characterize cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors in transgender populations receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) limits appropriate primary and specialty care...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737680/mapping-quantitative-trait-loci-qtl-for-resistance-to-late-blight-in-tomato
#9
Dilip R Panthee, Ann Piotrowski, Ragy Ibrahem
Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans (Montagne, Bary) is a devastating disease of tomato worldwide. There are three known major genes, Ph-1, Ph-2, and Ph-3, conferring resistance to late blight. In addition to these three genes, it is also believed that there are additional factors or quantitative trait loci (QTL) conferring resistance to late blight. Precise molecular mapping of all those major genes and potential QTL is important in the development of suitable molecular markers and hence, marker-assisted selection (MAS)...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737590/fiber-type-composition-and-rate-of-force-development-in-endurance-and-resistance-trained-individuals
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Spyridon Methenitis, Konstantinos Spengos, Nikolaos Zaras, Angeliki-Nikoletta Stasinaki, Giorgos Papadimas, Giorgos Karampatsos, Giannis Arnaoutis, Gerasimos Terzis
The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between muscle fiber composition and the rate of force development (RFD) in well-trained individuals with different training background. Thirty-eight young males with different training background participated: 9 endurance runners, 10 power-trained, 9 strength-trained, and 10 sedentary. They performed maximal isometric leg press for the measurement of RFD. Body composition (dual x-ray absorptiometry) and vastus lateralis fiber type composition was also evaluated...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736270/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-carriage-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-among-hospitalized-patients-in-japan
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Norihisa Yamamoto, Rumiko Asada, Ryuji Kawahara, Hideharu Hagiya, Yukihiro Akeda, Rathina Kumar Shanmuga Kani, Hisao Yoshida, Satomi Yukawa, Kouji Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Takayama, Hiroaki Ohnishi, Takashi Taniguchi, Taro Matsuoka, Katsura Matsunami, Isao Nishi, Tetsuo Kase, Shigeyuki Hamada, Kazunori Tomono
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has been reported to be lower in Japan than in many other countries. However, extensive surveillance for CRE carriage has not been performed in Japan. AIM: To investigate the prevalence of CRE carriage in Japan among convalescent patients considered to be at high-risk of being CRE carriers using an improved selective culture medium. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 22 acute care hospitals (ACHs) and 21 long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) in northern Osaka from December 2015 to January 2016...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735518/the-possible-prognostic-role-of-histone-deacetylase-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-in-high-grade-gliomas-treated-by-radio-chemotherapy-a-preliminary-immunohistochemical-study
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Roberta Sferra, Simona Pompili, Claudio Festuccia, Francesco Marampon, Giovanni L Gravina, Luca Ventura, Ernesto Di Cesare, Sara Cicchinelli, Eugenio Gaudio, Antonella Vetuschi
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive tumor of the central nervous system. Unfortunately, patients affected by this disease have a very poor prognosis, due to high level of invasiveness and resistance to standard therapies. Although the molecular profile of GBM has been extensively investigated, the events responsible for its pathogenesis and progression remain largely unknown. Histone Deacetylases (HDAC) dependent epigenetic modifications and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β/Smad pathway seem to play an important role in GBM tumorigenesis, resistance to common therapies and poor clinical outcome...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735002/immobilization-of-%C3%AE-galactosidase-on-surface-modified-cobalt-multiwalled-carbon-nanotube-nanocomposite-improves-enzyme-stability-and-resistance-to-inhibitor
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Maryam Khan, Qayyum Husain, Rani Bushra
The present study aimed to work out a high yield procedure for immobilization of Aspergillus oryzae β-galactosidase on polyaniline cobalt multiwalled carbon nanotubes nanocomposite (PANI/Co/MWCNTNC) by physical adsorption and covalent attachment via glutaraldehyde. The binding was confirmed by scanning and transmission electron microscopy along with Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy. The immobilization yields obtained for adsorbed and cross-linked enzymes were 93% and 97%, respectively. The covalently immobilized enzyme was remarkably more stable at extremes of pH and temperature compared to native and adsorbed enzymes...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734987/bioavailable-and-free-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-vitamin-d-binding-protein-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-relationships-with-obesity-and-insulin-resistance
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Negar Naderpoor, Soulmaz Shorakae, Sally K Abell, Aya Mousa, Anju E Joham, Lisa J Moran, Nigel K Stepto, Poli Mara Spritzer, Helena J Teede, Barbora de Courten
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition characterised by both reproductive and metabolic features (obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes risk). Some evidence suggests that women with PCOS have lower vitamin D levels compared to healthy controls. Vitamin D binding protein (DBP) is the main carrier of vitamin D in circulation and plays an important role in regulating vitamin D concentration and bioavailability for target tissues. To our knowledge, no previous studies have examined DBP, bioavailable and free 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in women with PCOS...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734609/reinforcements-in-avian-wing-bones-experiments-analysis-and-modeling
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E Novitskaya, C J Ruestes, M M Porter, V A Lubarda, M A Meyers, J McKittrick
Almost all species of modern birds are capable of flight; the mechanical competency of their wings and the rigidity of their skeletal system evolved to enable this outstanding feat. One of the most interesting examples of structural adaptation in birds is the internal structure of their wing bones. In flying birds, bones need to be sufficiently strong and stiff to withstand forces during takeoff, flight, and landing, with a minimum of weight. The cross-sectional morphology and presence of reinforcing structures (struts and ridges) found within bird wing bones vary from species to species, depending on how the wings are utilized...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734097/first-report-of-ser653-asn-mutation-endowing-high-level-resistance-to-imazamox-in-downy-brome-bromus-tectorum-l
#16
Vipan Kumar, Prashant Jha
BACKGROUND: Bromus tectorum L. is one of the most troublesome grass weed species in cropland and non-cropland areas of the northwestern United States. In summer 2016, a B. tectroum accession (R) that survived imazamox at the field-use rate (44 g ha(-1) ) in an imidazolinone-tolerant (IMI-tolerant or Clearfield(™) ) winter wheat field was collected near Hammond, Carter County, MT, USA. The aim of this study was to determine the resistance profile of the B. tectroum R accession to imazamox and other ALS inhibitors, and investigate the mechanism of resistance to imazamox...
July 22, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733445/enhanced-no-dependent-pulmonary-vasodilation-limits-increased-vasoconstrictor-sensitivity-in-neonatal-chronic-hypoxia
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Joshua R Sheak, Laura Weise-Cross, Ray J deKay, Benjimen R Walker, Nikki L Jernigan, Thomas C Resta
Augmented vasoconstrictor reactivity is thought to play an important role in the development of chronic hypoxia (CH)-induced neonatal pulmonary hypertension (pHTN). However, whether this response to CH results from pulmonary endothelial dysfunction and reduced NO-mediated vasodilation is not well understood. We hypothesized that neonatal CH enhances basal tone and pulmonary vasoconstrictor sensitivity by limiting NO-dependent pulmonary vasodilation. To test this hypothesis, we assessed effects of the NO synthase (NOS) inhibitor N(w)-nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA) on baseline pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and vasoconstrictor sensitivity to the thromboxane mimetic U-46619 in saline-perfused lungs (in situ) from 2-wk-old control and CH (12 day exposure, 0...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733212/the-peroxyl-radical-induced-oxidation-of-escherichia-coli-ftsz-and-its-single-tryptophan-mutant-y222w-modifies-specific-side-chains-generates-protein-cross-links-and-affects-biological-function
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Elizabeth Escobar-Álvarez, Fabian Leinisch, Gissela Araya, Octavio Monasterio, Lasse G Lorentzen, Eduardo Silva, Michael J Davies, Camilo López-Alarcón
FtsZ (filamenting temperature-sensitive mutant Z) is a key protein in bacteria cell division. The wild-type Escherichia coli FtsZ sequence (FtsZwt) contains three tyrosine (Tyr, Y) and sixteen methionine (Met, M) residues. The Tyr at position 222 is a key residue for FtsZ polymerization. Mutation of this residue to tryptophan (Trp, W; mutant Y222W) inhibits GTPase activity resulting in an extended time in the polymerized state compared to FtsZwt. Protein oxidation has been highlighted as a determinant process for bacteria resistance and consequently oxidation of FtsZwt and the Y222W mutant, by peroxyl radicals (ROO•) generated from AAPH (2,2'-azobis(2-methylpropionamidine) dihydrochloride) was studied...
July 18, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732566/association-of-circulating-irisin-levels-with-metabolic-and-metabolite-profiles-of-korean-adolescents
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Han Byul Jang, Hyo-Jin Kim, Jae Heon Kang, Sang Ick Park, Kyung Hee Park, Hye-Ja Lee
CONTEXT: Irisin, a novel exercise-induced myokine, has been suggested to regulate energy metabolism. OBJECTIVE: We studied the relationship between circulating irisin and metabolic and metabolite profiles of Korean adolescents, and investigated the effects of physical activity, obesity, and metabolic syndrome (MetS) on irisin levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from the Korean Children-Adolescents Study. Our cross-sectional study included 618 adolescents (370 normal-weight and 248 obese adolescents; 316 boys and 302 girls) aged 12-15years...
August 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732499/association-between-serum-osteocalcin-and-glucose-lipid-metabolism-in-chinese-han-and-uygur-populations-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-xinjiang-two-cross-sectional-studies
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Yuan Chen, Qiang Zhao, Guoli Du, Yancheng Xu
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown osteocalcin (OC) plays an important role in regulating glucose and lipid metabolism. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the association of OC with glucose and lipid metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the Chinese Han and Uygur population. METHODS: A total of 1397 T2DM patients (705 Han and 692 Uygur T2DM patients) were enrolled in the present study. Lipid profile, glucose metabolic indices and total OC (TOC) were measured...
July 21, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
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