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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441760/supplementation-with-a-polyphenol-rich-extract-perfload-%C3%A2-improves-physical-performance-during-high-intensity-exercise-a-randomized-double-blind-crossover-trial
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Julien Cases, Cindy Romain, Cristian Marín-Pagán, Linda H Chung, José Miguel Rubio-Pérez, Caroline Laurent, Sylvie Gaillet, Emmanuelle Prost-Camus, Michel Prost, Pedro E Alcaraz
Workout capacity is energy-production driven. To produce peak metabolic power outputs, the organism predominantly relies more on anaerobic metabolism, but this undoubtedly has a negative and limiting impact on muscle function and performance. The aim of the study was to evaluate if an innovative polyphenol-based food supplement, PerfLoad(®), was able to improve metabolic homeostasis and physical performance during high-intensity exercises under anaerobic conditions. The effect of a supplementation has been investigated on fifteen recreationally-active male athletes during a randomized, double-blind and crossover clinical investigation...
April 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439019/type-i-interferons-induced-by-endogenous-or-exogenous-viral-infections-promote-metastasis-and-relapse-of-leishmaniasis
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Matteo Rossi, Patrik Castiglioni, Mary-Anne Hartley, Remzi Onur Eren, Florence Prével, Chantal Desponds, Daniel T Utzschneider, Dietmar Zehn, Maria G Cusi, F Matthew Kuhlmann, Stephen M Beverley, Catherine Ronet, Nicolas Fasel
The presence of the endogenous Leishmania RNA virus 1 (LRV1) replicating stably within some parasite species has been associated with the development of more severe forms of leishmaniasis and relapses after drug treatment in humans. Here, we show that the disease-exacerbatory role of LRV1 relies on type I IFN (type I IFNs) production by macrophages and signaling in vivo. Moreover, infecting mice with the LRV1-cured Leishmania guyanensis (LgyLRV1(-) ) strain of parasites followed by type I IFN treatment increased lesion size and parasite burden, quantitatively reproducing the LRV1-bearing (LgyLRV1(+) ) infection phenotype...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435079/polyurethane-acrylates-as-effective-substrates-for-sustained-in-vitro-culture-of-human-myotubes
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Yosephine Andriani, Jason Chua Min-Wen, Benjamin Chua Yan-Jiang, Phang In Yee, Ng Shyh-Chang, Tan Wui Siew
Muscular disease has debilitating effects with severe damage leading to death. Our knowledge of muscle biology, disease and treatment is largely derived from non human cell models, even though non human cells are known to differ from human cells in their biochemical responses. Attempts to develop highly sought after in vitro human cell models have been plagued by early cell delamination and difficulties in achieving human myotube culture in vitro. In this work, we developed polyurethane acrylate (PUA) materials to support long term in vitro culture of human skeletal muscle tissue...
April 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434868/hif-1%C3%AE-dependent-wound-healing-angiogenesis-in%C3%A2-vivo-can-be-controlled-by-site-specific-lentiviral-magnetic-targeting-of-shp-2
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Yvonn Heun, Kristin Pogoda, Martina Anton, Joachim Pircher, Alexander Pfeifer, Markus Woernle, Andrea Ribeiro, Petra Kameritsch, Olga Mykhaylyk, Christian Plank, Florian Kroetz, Ulrich Pohl, Hanna Mannell
Hypoxia promotes vascularization by stabilization and activation of the hypoxia inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α), which constitutes a target for angiogenic gene therapy. However, gene therapy is hampered by low gene delivery efficiency and non-specific side effects. Here, we developed a gene transfer technique based on magnetic targeting of magnetic nanoparticle-lentivirus (MNP-LV) complexes allowing site-directed gene delivery to individual wounds in the dorsal skin of mice. Using this technique, we were able to control HIF-1α dependent wound healing angiogenesis in vivo via site-specific modulation of the tyrosine phosphatase activity of SHP-2...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434023/developing-a-statistically-powerful-measure-for-quartet-tree-inference-using-phylogenetic-identities-and-markov-invariants
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Jeremy G Sumner, Amelia Taylor, Barbara R Holland, Peter D Jarvis
Recently there has been renewed interest in phylogenetic inference methods based on phylogenetic invariants, alongside the related Markov invariants. Broadly speaking, both these approaches give rise to polynomial functions of sequence site patterns that, in expectation value, either vanish for particular evolutionary trees (in the case of phylogenetic invariants) or have well understood transformation properties (in the case of Markov invariants). While both approaches have been valued for their intrinsic mathematical interest, it is not clear how they relate to each other, and to what extent they can be used as practical tools for inference of phylogenetic trees...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433538/the-ns1-protein-from-influenza-virus-stimulates-translation-initiation-by-enhancing-ribosome-recruitment-to-mrnas
#6
Baptiste Panthu, Olivier Terrier, Coralie Carron, Aurélien Traversier, Antoine Corbin, Laurent Balvay, Bruno Lina, Manuel Rosa-Calatrava, Théophile Ohlmann
The non-structural protein NS1 of influenza A viruses exerts pleiotropic functions during infection. Amongst these functions, NS1 was shown to be involved both in the control of viral and cellular translation; however the mechanism by which this occurs remains to be determined. Thus, we have revisited the role of NS1 in translation by using a combination of influenza infection, mRNA reporter transfection, in vitro functional and biochemical assays. Our data show that the NS1 protein is able to enhance translation of virtually all tested mRNAs with the exception of constructs bearing the Dicistroviruses IRESes (DCV and CrPV), suggesting a role at the level of translation initiation...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432083/optimal-cd4-t-cell-priming-after-lps-based-adjuvanticity-with-cd134-costimulation-relies-on-cxcl9-production
#7
Paurvi Shinde, Wenhai Liu, Antoine Ménoret, Andrew D Luster, Anthony T Vella
LPS is a powerful adjuvant, and although LPS-mediated TLR4 signaling has been exquisitely delineated, the in vivo mechanism of how TLR4 responses impact T cell priming is far less clear. Besides costimulation, TNF and type 1 IFN are dominant cytokines released after TLR4 activation and can shape T cell responses, but other downstream factors have not been examined extensively. Depending on context, we show that IFNαR1 blockade resulted in minor to major effects on specific CD4 T cell clonal expansion. To help explain these differences, it was hypothesized that IFNαR1 blockade would inhibit specific T cell migration by reducing chemokine receptor signaling, but specific CD4 T cells from IFNαR1-blocked mice were readily able to migrate in response to specific chemokines...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426643/incidence-and-trends-of-infections-with-pathogens-transmitted-commonly-through-food-and-the-effect-of-increasing-use-of-culture-independent-diagnostic-tests-on-surveillance-foodborne-diseases-active-surveillance-network-10-u-s-sites-2013-2016
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Ellyn P Marder, Paul R Cieslak, Alicia B Cronquist, John Dunn, Sarah Lathrop, Therese Rabatsky-Ehr, Patricia Ryan, Kirk Smith, Melissa Tobin-D'Angelo, Duc J Vugia, Shelley Zansky, Kristin G Holt, Beverly J Wolpert, Michael Lynch, Robert Tauxe, Aimee L Geissler
Foodborne diseases represent a substantial public health concern in the United States. CDC's Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) monitors cases reported from 10 U.S. sites* of laboratory-diagnosed infections caused by nine enteric pathogens commonly transmitted through food. This report describes preliminary surveillance data for 2016 on the nine pathogens and changes in incidences compared with 2013-2015. In 2016, FoodNet identified 24,029 infections, 5,512 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths caused by these pathogens...
April 21, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416668/ambiguity-in-the-causes-for-decadal-trends-in-atmospheric-methane-and-hydroxyl
#9
Alexander J Turner, Christian Frankenberg, Paul O Wennberg, Daniel J Jacob
Methane is the second strongest anthropogenic greenhouse gas and its atmospheric burden has more than doubled since 1850. Methane concentrations stabilized in the early 2000s and began increasing again in 2007. Neither the stabilization nor the recent growth are well understood, as evidenced by multiple competing hypotheses in recent literature. Here we use a multispecies two-box model inversion to jointly constrain 36 y of methane sources and sinks, using ground-based measurements of methane, methyl chloroform, and the C(13)/C(12) ratio in atmospheric methane (δ(13)CH4) from 1983 through 2015...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412572/quantitative-analysis-of-patients-with-celiac-disease-by-video-capsule-endoscopy-a-deep-learning-method
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Teng Zhou, Guoqiang Han, Bing Nan Li, Zhizhe Lin, Edward J Ciaccio, Peter H Green, Jing Qin
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is one of the most common diseases in the world. Capsule endoscopy is an alternative way to visualize the entire small intestine without invasiveness to the patient. It is useful to characterize celiac disease, but hours are need to manually analyze the retrospective data of a single patient. Computer-aided quantitative analysis by a deep learning method helps in alleviating the workload during analysis of the retrospective videos. METHOD: Capsule endoscopy clips from 6 celiac disease patients and 5 controls were preprocessed for training...
April 8, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410143/targeted-radionuclide-therapy-frontiers-in-theranostics
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Francesca Gallivanone, Mauro Valente, Annarita Savi, Carla Canevari, Isabella Castiglioni
The concept of targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) relies on the use of injected nuclear medicine as treating agents, targeted at the cellular or molecular level. The growth of the interest in TRT was stimulated by the advances in radionuclide production and labeling as well as by the improvement in the knowledge of appropriate and specific molecular targets. In recent years, different studies on TRT were focused on the evaluation of radionuclide compounds able to combine imaging of the disease with TRT, in a theranostic approach...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405579/a-survey-of-methods-and-tools-to-detect-recent-and-strong-positive-selection
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REVIEW
Pavlos Pavlidis, Nikolaos Alachiotis
Positive selection occurs when an allele is favored by natural selection. The frequency of the favored allele increases in the population and due to genetic hitchhiking the neighboring linked variation diminishes, creating so-called selective sweeps. Detecting traces of positive selection in genomes is achieved by searching for signatures introduced by selective sweeps, such as regions of reduced variation, a specific shift of the site frequency spectrum, and particular LD patterns in the region. A variety of methods and tools can be used for detecting sweeps, ranging from simple implementations that compute summary statistics such as Tajima's D, to more advanced statistical approaches that use combinations of statistics, maximum likelihood, machine learning etc...
December 2017: Journal of Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404974/tumor-immunotherapy-drug-induced-neoantigens-xenogenization-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Ornella Franzese, Francesco Torino, Maria Pia Fuggetta, Angelo Aquino, Mario Roselli, Enzo Bonmassar, Anna Giuliani, Stefania D'Atri
More than 40 years ago, we discovered that novel transplantation antigens can be induced in vivo or in vitro by treating murine leukemia with dacarbazine. Years later, this phenomenon that we called "Chemical Xenogenization" (CX) and more recently, "Drug-Induced Xenogenization" (DIX), was reproduced by Thierry Boon with a mutagenic/carcinogenic compound (i.e. N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine). In both cases, the molecular bases of DIX rely on mutagenesis induced by methyl adducts to oxygen-6 of DNA guanine...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404522/observations-on-the-relationship-between-anisometropia-amblyopia-and-strabismus
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Earl L Smith, Li-Fang Hung, Baskar Arumugam, Janice M Wensveen, Yuzo M Chino, Ronald S Harwerth
We investigated the potential causal relationships between anisometropia, amblyopia and strabismus, specifically to determine whether either amblyopia or strabismus interfered with emmetropization. We analyzed data from non-human primates that were relevant to the co-existence of anisometropia, amblyopia and strabismus in children. We relied on interocular comparisons of spatial vision and refractive development in animals reared with 1) monocular form deprivation; 2) anisometropia optically imposed by either contact lenses or spectacle lenses; 3) organic amblyopia produced by laser ablation of the fovea; and 4) strabismus that was either optically imposed with prisms or produced by either surgical or pharmacological manipulation of the extraocular muscles...
April 18, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402659/development-of-the-abeem%C3%AF-%C3%AF-polarization-force-field-for-base-pairs-with-amino-acid-residue-complexes
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Cui Liu, Yue Li, Bing-Yu Han, Li-Dong Gong, Li-Nan Lu, Zhong-Zhi Yang, Dong-Xia Zhao
DNA damage caused by oxidized bases can lead to aging and cancer in living beings. Luckily, a repair enzyme is able to repair the oxidized bases. The key step is to accurately recognize the oxidized bases, which mainly rely on complex hydrogen bond interactions. We have calibrated the charge parameters and torsional parameters of the ABEEMσπ polarization force field (ABEEMσπ PFF) to accurately describe the intermolecular and intramolecular interactions. Taking the experiment and quantum chemical method as the benchmark, a series of properties of base pair-amino acid residue systems, DNA and DNA-protein interaction systems were calculated and compared with those of other force fields...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402177/intersectional-harassment-and-deviant-embodiment-among-autistic-adults-dis-ability-gender-and-sexuality
#16
Jessica Penwell Barnett
Harassment scholarship increasingly attends to the intersectional nature of harassment and its function within systems of domination. However, little of this work includes disability. In-depth interviews with 24 adults on the autism spectrum in the USA demonstrate the intersections of gender, sexuality and (dis)ability in the construction of deviant embodiments as targets for harassment. These intersections also shape how participants made sense of these experiences of violence. Participants' disability characteristics were often read as gender or sexual variance, with harassers relying on sexist and heterosexist constructs to frighten, demean or humiliate them for disability characteristics...
April 12, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401492/the-alphabet-soup-of-hiv-reservoir-markers
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REVIEW
Radwa R Sharaf, Jonathan Z Li
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy in suppressing HIV, life-long therapy is required to avoid HIV reactivation from long-lived viral reservoirs. Currently, there is intense interest in searching for therapeutic interventions that can purge the viral reservoir to achieve complete remission in HIV patients off antiretroviral therapy. The evaluation of such interventions relies on our ability to accurately and precisely measure the true size of the viral reservoir...
April 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400740/c-command-in-the-grammars-of-children-with-high-functioning-autism
#18
Neha Khetrapal, Rosalind Thornton
A recent study questioned the adherence of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to a linguistic constraint on the use of reflexive pronouns (Principle A) in sentences like Bart's dad is touching himself. This led researchers to question whether children with ASD are able to compute the hierarchical structural relationship of c-command, and raised the possibility that the children rely on a linear strategy for reference assignment. The current study investigates the status of c-command in children with ASD by testing their interpretation of sentences like (1) and (2) that tease apart use of c-command and a linear strategy for reference assignment...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399170/evaluation-of-six-candidate-dna-barcode-loci-for-identification-of-five-important-invasive-grasses-in-eastern-australia
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Aisuo Wang, David Gopurenko, Hanwen Wu, Brendan Lepschi
Invasive grass weeds reduce farm productivity, threaten biodiversity, and increase weed control costs. Identification of invasive grasses from native grasses has generally relied on the morphological examination of grass floral material. DNA barcoding may provide an alternative means to identify co-occurring native and invasive grasses, particularly during early growth stages when floral characters are unavailable for analysis. However, there are no universal loci available for grass barcoding. We herein evaluated the utility of six candidate loci (atpF intron, matK, ndhK-ndhC, psbE-petL, ETS and ITS) for barcode identification of several economically important invasive grass species frequently found among native grasses in eastern Australia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399146/interferon-inducible-ribonuclease-isg20-inhibits-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-through-directly-binding-to-the-epsilon-stem-loop-structure-of-viral-rna
#20
Yuanjie Liu, Hui Nie, Richeng Mao, Bidisha Mitra, Dawei Cai, Ran Yan, Ju-Tao Guo, Timothy M Block, Nadir Mechti, Haitao Guo
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) replicates its DNA genome through reverse transcription of a viral RNA pregenome. We report herein that the interferon (IFN) stimulated exoribonuclease gene of 20 KD (ISG20) inhibits HBV replication through degradation of HBV RNA. ISG20 expression was observed at basal level and was highly upregulated upon IFN treatment in hepatocytes, and knock down of ISG20 resulted in elevation of HBV replication and attenuation of IFN-mediated antiviral effect. The sequence element conferring the susceptibility of HBV RNA to ISG20-mediated RNA degradation was mapped at the HBV RNA terminal redundant region containing epsilon (ε) stem-loop...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
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