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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724082/prospective-targeted-recombination-and-genetic-gains-for-quantitative-traits-in-maize
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Rex Bernardo
Advances in clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) technology have allowed targeted recombination in specific DNA sequences in yeast (). My objective was to determine if the selection gains from targeted recombination are large enough to warrant the development of targeted recombination technology in plants. Genomewide marker effects for quantitative traits in two maize ( L.) experiments were used to identify targeted recombination points that would maximize the per-chromosome genetic gains in a given cross...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718529/dna-fragmentation-in-spermatozoa-a-historical-review
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REVIEW
A S Rex, J Aagaard, J Fedder
Sperm DNA Fragmentation has been extensively studied for more than a decade. In the 1940s the uniqueness of the spermatozoa protein complex which stabilizes the DNA was discovered. In the fifties and sixties, the association between unstable chromatin structure and subfertility was investigated. In the seventies, the impact of induced DNA damage was investigated. In the 1980s the concept of sperm DNA fragmentation as related to infertility was introduced as well as the first DNA fragmentation test: the Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (SCSA)...
July 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710285/p-rex1-and-p-rex2-racgefs-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Nuthasuda Srijakotre, Joey Man, Lisa M Ooms, Christina M Lucato, Andrew M Ellisdon, Christina A Mitchell
Phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate-dependent Rac exchanger (P-Rex) proteins are RacGEFs that are synergistically activated by phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate and Gβγ subunits of G-protein-coupled receptors. P-Rex1 and P-Rex2 share similar amino acid sequence homology, domain structure, and catalytic function. Recent evidence suggests that both P-Rex proteins may play oncogenic roles in human cancers. P-Rex1 and P-Rex2 are altered predominantly via overexpression and mutation, respectively, in various cancer types, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, and melanoma...
July 14, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696400/the-epiphytic-genus-gambierdiscus-dinophyceae-in-the-kermadec-islands-and-zealandia-regions-of-the-southwestern-pacific-and-the-associated-risk-of-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
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Lesley L Rhodes, Kirsty F Smith, Sam Murray, D Tim Harwood, Tom Trnski, Rex Munday
Species in the genus Gambierdiscus produce ciguatoxins (CTXs) and/or maitotoxins (MTXs), which may cause ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) in humans if contaminated fish are consumed. Species of Gambierdiscus have previously been isolated from macroalgae at Rangitahua (Raoul Island and North Meyer Islands, northern Kermadec Islands), and the opportunity was taken to sample for Gambierdiscus at the more southerly Macauley Island during an expedition in 2016. Gambierdiscus cells were isolated, cultured, and DNA extracted and sequenced to determine the species present...
July 11, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690623/achieving-lower-nitrogen-balance-and-higher-nitrogen-recovery-efficiency-reduces-nitrous-oxide-emissions-in-north-america-s-maize-cropping-systems
#5
Rex A Omonode, Ardell D Halvorson, Bernard Gagnon, Tony J Vyn
Few studies have assessed the common, yet unproven, hypothesis that an increase of plant nitrogen (N) uptake and/or recovery efficiency (NRE) will reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emission during crop production. Understanding the relationships between N2O emissions and crop N uptake and use efficiency parameters can help inform crop N management recommendations for both efficiency and environmental goals. Analyses were conducted to determine which of several commonly used crop N uptake-derived parameters related most strongly to growing season N2O emissions under varying N management practices in North American maize systems...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689703/to-the-g20-incentivising-antibacterial-research-and-development
#6
Christine Årdal, Enrico Baraldi, Francesco Ciabuschi, Kevin Outterson, John H Rex, Laura J V Piddock, David Findlay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681449/proposed-changes-to-the-american-association-of-physicists-in-medicine-governance
#7
EDITORIAL
Todd Pawlicki, Rex G Ayers, Kristy K Brock, Jessica B Clements, Bruce H Curran, James T Dobbins, Ehsan Samei, Ehsan Adams, Melissa Carol Martin, Lisa Schober
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678817/a-method-for-rapid-3d-scanning-and-replication-of-large-paleontological-specimens
#8
Anshuman J Das, Denise C Murmann, Kenneth Cohrn, Ramesh Raskar
We demonstrate a fast and cost-effective technique to perform three dimensional (3D) scanning and replication of large paleontological specimens, in this case the entire skull of a Tyrannosaurus rex (T.rex) with a volume in the range of 2 m3. The technique involves time-of-flight (TOF) depth sensing using the Kinect scanning module commonly used in gesture recognition in gaming. Raw data from the Kinect sensor was captured using open source software and the reconstruction was done rapidly making this a viable method that can be adopted by museums and researchers in paleontology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673103/a-method-of-treating-comminuted-phalangeal-fractures-by-ligamentotaxis-using-a-single-kirschner-wire
#9
C Rex, K Patel, K M Sandeep
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672397/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-human-stem-cell-derived-retinal-organoids-by-live-imaging
#10
REVIEW
Andrew W Browne, Cosimo Arnesano, Narine Harutyunyan, Thien Khuu, Juan Carlos Martinez, Harvey A Pollack, David S Koos, Thomas C Lee, Scott E Fraser, Rex A Moats, Jennifer G Aparicio, David Cobrinik
Purpose: Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived retinal organoids are a platform for investigating retinal development, pathophysiology, and cellular therapies. In contrast to histologic analysis in which multiple specimens fixed at different times are used to reconstruct developmental processes, repeated analysis of the same living organoids provides a more direct means to characterize changes. New live imaging modalities can provide insights into retinal organoid structure and metabolic function during in vitro growth...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669364/expression-of-markers-for-germ-cells-and-oocytes-in-cow-dermal-fibroblast-treated-with-5-azacytidine-and-cultured-in-differentiation-medium-containing-bmp2-bmp4-or-follicular-fluid
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José Jackson do Nascimento Costa, Glaucinete Borges de Souza, Joyla Maria Pires Bernardo, Regislane Pinto Ribeiro, José Renato de Souza Passos, Francisco Taiã Gomes Bezerra, Márcia Viviane Alves Saraiva, José Roberto Viana Silva
This study aims to investigate the effect 5-azacytidine (5-Aza) during induction of pluripotency in bovine fibroblasts and to evaluate the effects of BMP2, BMP4 or follicular fluid in the differentiation of reprogrammed fibroblasts in primordial germ cells and oocytes. It also analysis the mRNA levels for OCT4, NANOG, REX, SOX2, VASA, DAZL, cKIT, SCP3, ZPA and GDF9 after culturing 5-Aza treated fibroblasts in the different tested medium. Dermal fibroblasts were cultured and exposed to 0.5, 1.0 or 2.0 μM of 5-Aza for 18 h, 36 h or 72 h...
July 3, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668938/lncrna-h19-mediates-bmp9-induced-osteogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-mscs-through-notch-signaling
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Junyi Liao, Xinyi Yu, Xue Hu, Jiaming Fan, Jing Wang, Zhicai Zhang, Chen Zhao, Zongyue Zeng, Yi Shu, Ruyi Zhang, Shujuan Yan, Yasha Li, Wenwen Zhang, Jing Cui, Chao Ma, Li Li, Yichun Yu, Tingting Wu, Xingye Wu, Jiayan Lei, Jia Wang, Chao Yang, Ke Wu, Ying Wu, Jun Tang, Bai-Cheng He, Zhong-Liang Deng, Hue H Luu, Rex C Haydon, Russell R Reid, Michael J Lee, Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, Wei Huang, Tong-Chuan He
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent progenitor cells that can undergo self-renewal and differentiate into multiple lineages. Osteogenic differentiation from MSCs is a well-orchestrated process and regulated by multiple signaling pathways. We previously demonstrated that BMP9 is one of the most potent osteogenic factors. However, molecular mechanism through which BMP9 governs osteoblastic differentiation remains to be fully understood. Increasing evidence indicates noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) may play important regulatory roles in many physiological and/or pathologic processes...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665362/ciguatoxins-and-maitotoxins-in-extracts-of-sixteen-gambierdiscus-isolates-and-one-fukuyoa-isolate-from-the-south-pacific-and-their-toxicity-to-mice-by-intraperitoneal-and-oral-administration
#13
Rex Munday, Sam Murray, Lesley L Rhodes, Michaela E Larsson, D Tim Harwood
Ciguatoxins (CTXs), and possibly maitotoxins (MTXs), are responsible for Ciguatera Fish Poisoning, an important health problem for consumers of reef fish (such as inhabitants of islands in the South Pacific Ocean). The habitational range of the Gambierdiscus species is expanding, and new species are being discovered. In order to provide information on the potential health risk of the Gambierdiscus species, and one Fukuyoa species (found in the Cook Islands, the Kermadec Islands, mainland New Zealand, and New South Wales, Australia), 17 microalgae isolates were collected from these areas...
June 30, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659829/risk-conferring-glutamatergic-genes-and-brain-glutamate-plus-glutamine-in-schizophrenia
#14
Juan R Bustillo, Veena Patel, Thomas Jones, Rex Jung, Nattida Payaknait, Clifford Qualls, Jose M Canive, Jingyu Liu, Nora Irma Perrone-Bizzozero, Vince D Calhoun, Jessica A Turner, Charles Gasparovic
BACKGROUND: The proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) signals from glutamate (or the combined glutamate and glutamine signal-Glx) have been found to be greater in various brain regions in people with schizophrenia. Recently, the Psychiatric Genetics Consortium reported that several common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in glutamate-related genes confer increased risk of schizophrenia. Here, we examined the relationship between presence of these risk polymorphisms and brain Glx levels in schizophrenia...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652405/mechanism-of-pathogen-recognition-by-human-dectin-2
#15
Hadar Feinberg, Sabine A F Jégouzo, Maximus J Rex, Kurt Drickamer, William I Weis, Maureen E Taylor
Dectin-2, a C-type lectin on macrophages and other cells of the innate immune system, functions in responses to pathogens, particularly fungi. The carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD) in dectin-2 is linked to a transmembrane sequence that interacts with the common FcRγ subunit to initiate immune signaling. The molecular mechanism by which dectin-2 selectively binds to pathogens has been investigated by characterizing the CRD expressed in a bacterial system. Competition binding studies indicated that the CRD binds to monosaccharides with modest affinity and that affinity is greatly enhanced for mannose linked α1-2 or α1-4 to a second mannose residue...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646281/relations-between-work-and-upper-extremity-musculoskeletal-problems-uemsp-and-the-moderating-role-of-psychosocial-work-factors-on-the-relation-between-computer-work-and-uemsp
#16
Nektaria Nicolakakis, Susan R Stock, Michal Abrahamowicz, Rex Kline, Karen Messing
PURPOSE: Computer work has been identified as a risk factor for upper extremity musculoskeletal problems (UEMSP). But few studies have investigated how psychosocial and organizational work factors affect this relation. Nor have gender differences in the relation between UEMSP and these work factors  been studied. We sought to estimate: (1) the association between UEMSP and a range of physical, psychosocial and organizational work exposures, including the duration of computer work, and (2) the moderating effect of psychosocial work exposures on the relation between computer work and UEMSP...
June 23, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643575/combined-rex-bypass-shunt-with-pericardial-devascularization-alleviated-prehepatic-portal-hypertension-caused-by-cavernomatous-transformation-of-portal-vein
#17
Ruo-Yi Wang, Jun-Feng Wang, Qian Liu, Nan Ma, Wei-Xiu Chen, Jin-Liang Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of combined Rex-bypass shunt and pericardial devascularization on prehepatic portal hypertension secondary to cavernomatous transformation of portal vein (CTPV). METHODS: Forty-two patients aged from 3 years to 49 years (divided into 3 groups), 26 cases male and 16 female, with prehepatic vascular hepertention were treated with Rex-bypass shunt combined with pericardial devascularization. In each patient, preoperative assessment included ultrasound and computed tomographic angiography of the portal vein and blood analysis...
June 23, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640110/case-report-of-a-modified-meso-rex-bypass-as-a-treatment-technique-for-late-onset-portal-vein-cavernous-transformation-with-portal-hypertension-after-adult-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation
#18
Dongdong Han, Rui Tang, Liang Wang, Ang Li, Xin Huang, Shan Shen, Jiahong Dong
RATIONALE: Portal vein thrombosis is a complication after liver transplantation and cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV) is a result of portal vein thrombosis, with symptoms of portal hypertension revealed by an enhanced CT scan. Meso-Rex bypass is an artificial shunt connecting the left portal vein to the superior mesenteric vein and is mainly used for idiopathic cavernomas. This technique is also used for post-transplant portal vein thrombosis in pediatric patients thereby bypassing obstructed sites of the extrahepatic portal vein...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629390/results-of-the-first-interim-analysis-of-the-rapper-ii-trial-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-ambulation-and-functional-exercise-programs-in-the-rex-powered-walking-aid
#19
Nick Birch, Jon Graham, Tom Priestley, Chris Heywood, Mohamed Sakel, Angela Gall, Andrew Nunn, Nada Signal
BACKGROUND: The RAPPER II study investigates the feasibility, safety and acceptability of using the REX self-stabilising robotic exoskeleton in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) who are obligatory wheelchair users. Feasibility is assessed by the completion of transfer into the REX device, competency in achieving autonomous control and completion of upper body exercise in an upright position in the REX device. Safety is measured by the occurrence of serious adverse events. Device acceptability is assessed with a user questionnaire...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628776/3d-printed-lattices-as-an-activation-and-expansion-platform-for-t-cell-therapy
#20
Bahman Delalat, Frances Harding, Batjargal Gundsambuu, Elena M De-Juan-Pardo, Felix M Wunner, Marie-Luise Wille, Marek Jasieniak, Kristen A L Malatesta, Hans J Griesser, Antonio Simula, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Nicolas H Voelcker, Simon C Barry
One of the most significant hurdles to the affordable, accessible delivery of cell therapy is the cost and difficulty of expanding cells to clinically relevant numbers. Immunotherapy to prevent autoimmune disease, tolerate organ transplants or target cancer critically relies on the expansion of specialized T cell populations. We have designed 3D-printed cell culture lattices with highly organized micron-scale architectures, functionalized via plasma polymerization to bind monoclonal antibodies that trigger cell proliferation...
June 7, 2017: Biomaterials
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