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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447391/transcriptional-response-of-escherichia-coli-to-ammonia-and-glucose-fluctuations
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Joana Danica Simen, Michael Löffler, Günter Jäger, Karin Schäferhoff, Andreas Freund, Jakob Matthes, Jan Müller, Ralf Takors
In large-scale production processes, metabolic control is typically achieved by limited supply of essential nutrients such as glucose or ammonia. With increasing bioreactor dimensions, microbial producers such as Escherichia coli are exposed to changing substrate availabilities due to limited mixing. In turn, cells sense and respond to these dynamic conditions leading to frequent activation of their regulatory programmes. Previously, we characterized short- and long-term strategies of cells to adapt to glucose fluctuations...
April 26, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445762/analysis-of-active-transport-by-fluorescence-recovery-after-photobleaching
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Maria-Veronica Ciocanel, Jill A Kreiling, James A Gagnon, Kimberly L Mowry, Björn Sandstede
Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) is a well-established experimental technique to study binding and diffusion of molecules in cells. Although a large number of analytical and numerical models have been developed to extract binding and diffusion rates from FRAP recovery curves, active transport of molecules is typically not included in the existing models that are used to estimate these rates. Here we present a validated numerical method for estimating diffusion, binding/unbinding rates, and active transport velocities using FRAP data that captures intracellular dynamics through partial differential equation models...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445637/control-of-charge-carriers-trapping-and-relaxation-in-hematite-by-oxygen-vacancy-charge-ab-initio-non-adiabatic-molecular-dynamics
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Zhaohui Zhou, Jin Liu, Run Long, Linqiu Li, Liejin Guo, Oleg V Prezhdo
Ultrafast charge recombination in hematite (α-Fe2O3) severely limits its applications in solar energy conversion and utilization, for instance, in photo-electrochemical water splitting. We report the first time-domain ab initio study of charge relaxation dynamics in α-Fe2O3 with and without the oxygen vacancy (Ov) defect, using non-adiabatic molecular dynamics implemented within time-dependent density functional theory. The simulations show that the hole trapping is the rate-limiting step in the electron-hole recombination process for both neutral and ionized Ov systems...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444807/rkip-lessons-of-a-better-way-for-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-activation-in-the-heart
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Kristina Lorenz, Marsha Rich Rosner, Theresa Brand, Joachim P Schmitt
Stimulation of β-adrenergic receptors (βAR) provides the most efficient physiological mechanism to enhance contraction and relaxation of the heart. Activation of βAR allows rapid enhancement of myocardial function in order to fuel the muscles for running and fighting in a fight-or-flight response. Likewise, βAR get activated during cardiovascular disease in an attempt to counteract the restrictions of cardiac output. However, long-term stimulation of βAR increases the likelihood of cardiac arrhythmias, adverse ventricular remodelling, decline of cardiac performance and premature death, thereby limiting the use of βAR agonists in the treatment of heart failure...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443824/stable-charged-antiparallel-domain-walls-in-hyperferroelectrics
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Shi Liu, Ronald Cohen
Charge-neutral 180$^\circ$ domain walls that separate domains of antiparallel polarization directions are common structural topological defects in ferroelectrics. In normal ferroelectrics, charged 180$^\circ$ domain walls running perpendicular to the polarization directions are highly energetically unfavorable because of the depolarization field and are difficult to stabilize. We explore both neutral and charged 180$^\circ$ domain walls in hyperferroelectrics, a class of proper ferroelectrics with persistent polarization in the presence of a depolarization field, using density functional theory...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443654/quantifying-the-self-assembly-behavior-of-anisotropic-nanoparticles-using-liquid-phase-transmission-electron-microscopy
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Binbin Luo, John W Smith, Zihao Ou, Qian Chen
For decades, one of the overarching objectives of self-assembly science has been to define the rules necessary to build functional, artificial materials with rich and adaptive phase behavior from the bottom-up. To this end, the computational and experimental efforts of chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and biologists alike have built a body of knowledge that spans both disciplines and length scales. Indeed, today control of self-assembly is extending even to supramolecular and molecular levels, where crystal engineering and design of porous materials are becoming exciting areas of exploration...
April 26, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443025/honokiol-induces-apoptosis-g1-arrest-and-autophagy-in-kras-mutant-lung-cancer-cells
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Lian-Xiang Luo, Ying Li, Zhong-Qiu Liu, Xing-Xing Fan, Fu-Gang Duan, Run-Ze Li, Xiao-Jun Yao, Elaine Lai-Han Leung, Liang Liu
Aberrant signaling transduction induced by mutant KRAS proteins occurs in 20∼30% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), however, a direct and effective pharmacological inhibitor targeting KRAS has not yet reached the clinic to date. Honokiol, a small molecular polyphenol natural biophenolic compound derived from the bark of magnolia trees, exerts anticancer activity, however, its mechanism remains unknown. In this study, we sought to investigate the in vitro effects of honokiol on NSCLC cell lines harboring KRAS mutations...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439212/effect-of-thyme-extract-supplementation-on-lipid-peroxidation-antioxidant-capacity-pgc-1%C3%AE-content-and-endurance-exercise-performance-in-rats
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Mostafa Khani, Pezhman Motamedi, Mohammad Reza Dehkhoda, Saeed Dabagh Nikukheslat, Pouran Karimi
BACKGROUND: Athletes have a large extent of oxidant agent production. In the current study, we aimed to determine the influence of thyme extract on the endurance exercise performance, mitochondrial biogenesis, and antioxidant status in rats. METHODS: Twenty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into two groups receiving either normal drinking water (non-supplemented group, n = 10) or thyme extract, 400 mg/kg, (supplemented group, n = 10). Rats in both groups were subjected to endurance treadmill training (27 m/min, 10% grade, 60 min, and 5 days/week for 8 weeks)...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437645/facile-modification-of-nanoscale-zero-valent-iron-with-high-stability-for-cr-vi-remediation
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Ziling Peng, Chunmei Xiong, Wei Wang, Fatang Tan, Yang Xu, Xinyun Wang, Xueliang Qiao
In this study, a highly stable nanoscale zero-valent iron composite (HS-NZVI) was obtained via modifying nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) with tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) and hexadecyltrimethoxysilane (HDTMOS), and used for Cr(VI) remediation in aqueous solution. The obtained HS-NZVI remained stable in water without being oxidized for over 12h. After four consecutive runs, the Cr(VI) removal efficiency of HS-NZVI maintained a value of more than 82%. Moreover, the Cr(VI) removal capacity per unit weight of NZVI in HS-NZVI reached 292...
April 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436694/acculturation-level-and-caregiver-outcomes-from-a-randomized-intervention-trial-to-enhance-caregivers-health-evidence-from-reach-ii
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Oanh L Meyer, Xiaoyan Lucia Liu, Daniel Tancredi, A Susana Ramirez, Richard Schulz, Ladson Hinton
OBJECTIVE: Latinos comprise a growing segment of the caregiver population and vary widely in acculturation, yet little is known regarding how acculturation might affect caregiver stress or intervention outcomes. This study examined the relationship between acculturation and burden, bother, and depression in Latino dementia caregivers at baseline and following an intervention. METHODS: This was a secondary data analysis of 211 Latino caregivers of older adults with dementia from Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) II, a multisite randomized trial of caregiver interventions...
April 24, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436612/effects-of-zero-point-vibration-on-the-reaction-dynamics-of-water-dimer-cations-following-ionization
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Hiroto Tachikawa
Reactions of water dimer cation (H2O)2+ following ionization have been investigated by means of a direct ab initio molecular dynamics method. In particular, the effects of zero point vibration and zero point energy (ZPE) on the reaction mechanism were considered in this work. Trajectories were run on two electronic potential energy surfaces (PESs) of (H2O)2+: ground state ((2) A″-like state) and the first excited state ((2) A'-like state). All trajectories on the ground-state PES lead to the proton-transferred product: H2 O(+) (Wd)-H2 O(Wa) → OH(Wd)-H3 O(+) (Wa), where Wd and Wa refer to the proton donor and acceptor water molecules, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434972/one-bacillus-to-rule-them-all-investigating-broad-range-host-adaptation-in-mycobacterium-bovis
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REVIEW
Adrian R Allen
Recent advances are permitting researchers to undertake largescale comparative genomics studies within and between bacterial species to determine the types of genetic change that underpin the phenotypic spectrum that runs from strict host adaptation to generalist. Within the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) of bacilli, there is much heterogeneity in host specificity. Globally, Mycobacterium bovis exhibits a broad host range encompassing domesticated bovine and wildlife animals unlike the human adapted specialist M...
April 20, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433994/the-chs4-chromatin-insulator-reduces-the-rate-of-retroviral-vector-mediated-gene-dysregulation-associated-with-aberrant-vector-transcription
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Xianyao Zhou, Qiujun Liu, Da Wang, Xuemei Zhang, David W Emery, Chang L Li
Integrating gammaretroviral vectors can dysregulate the expression of cellular genes through a variety of mechanisms, leading to genotoxicity and malignant transformation. Although most attention has focused on the activation of cellular genes by vector enhancers, aberrant fusion transcripts involving cellular gene sequences and vector promoters, vector splice elements, and vector transcription termination sequences have also been mechanistically associated with dysregulated expression of cellular genes. Chromatin insulators have emerged as an effective tool for reducing the frequency of vector-mediated genotoxicity and malignant transformation and have been shown to block the activation of cellular genes by vector enhancers...
April 22, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432305/systematic-synergy-of-glucose-and-glp-1-to-stimulate-insulin-secretion-revealed-by-quantitative-phosphoproteomics
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Jia-Shu Tang, Qing-Run Li, Jia-Ming Li, Jia-Rui Wu, Rong Zeng
GLP-1 synergizes with glucose in regulating pancreatic β-cell function, including facilitating β-cell survival and insulin secretion. Though it has been widely accepted that phosphorylation is extremely important in regulating β-cell functions, our knowledge to the global mechanism is still limited. Here we performed a quantitative phosphoproteomics study to systematically present the synergistic regulation of INS-1E cell phosphoproteome mediated by glucose and GLP-1. We generated the largest pancreatic β-cell phosphoproteome by identifying 25,327 accurately localized phosphorylation sites on 5,389 proteins...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427352/point-of-sampling-detection-of-zika-virus-within-a-multiplexed-kit-capable-of-detecting-dengue-and-chikungunya
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Ozlem Yaren, Barry W Alto, Priyanka V Gangodkar, Shatakshi R Ranade, Kunal N Patil, Kevin M Bradley, Zunyi Yang, Nikhil Phadke, Steven A Benner
BACKGROUND: Zika, dengue, and chikungunya are three mosquito-borne viruses having overlapping transmission vectors. They cause diseases having similar symptoms in human patients, but requiring different immediate management steps. Therefore, rapid (< one hour) discrimination of these three viruses in patient samples and trapped mosquitoes is needed. The need for speed precludes any assay that requires complex up-front sample preparation, such as extraction of nucleic acids from the sample...
April 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426320/transient-exposure-to-androgens-induces-a-remarkable-self-sustained-quiescent-state-in-dispersed-prostate-cancer-cells
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Anh Thu Bui, Meng-Er Huang, Maryline Havard, Fanny Laurent-Tchenio, François Dautry, Thierry Tchenio
Cellular quiescence is a reversible cell growth arrest that is often assumed to require a persistence of non-permissive external growth conditions for its maintenance. In this work, we showed that androgen could induce a quiescent state that is self-sustained in a cell-autonomous manner through a "hit and run" mechanism in androgen receptor-expressing prostate cancer cells. This phenomenon required the set-up of a sustained redox imbalance and TGFβ/BMP signaling that were dependent on culturing cells at low density...
April 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424904/nanoindentation-response-of-cortical-bone-dependency-of-subsurface-voids
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Masoud Ramezanzadehkoldeh, Bjørn Skallerud
Nanoindentation test results in the axial direction of mouse femurs were the basis for the current study. Although the majority of the nanoindentation curves showed a reasonable consistency, some curves showed a significantly softer response. Detailed investigation, using focused ion beam-scanning electron microscopy, provided that the softer response is due to subsurface cavities such as lacunae. Finite element models were developed to simulate the nanoindentation of mice femur cortical bone samples with and without the incorporation of a single lacuna underneath the bone surface...
April 19, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424791/antifatigue-effects-of-antrodia-cinnamomea-cultured-mycelium-via-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-signaling-in-a-mouse-model
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Yange Liu, Lanzhou Li, Shengshu An, Yuanzhu Zhang, Shiwei Feng, Lu Zhao, Lirong Teng, Di Wang
Antrodia cinnamomea, a folk medicinal mushroom, has numerous biological effects. In this study, we aim to assess whether the antifatigue effects of A. cinnamomea mycelia (AC) and its underlying mechanisms are related to oxidative stress signaling using behavioral mouse models and biochemical indices detection. Mice were orally treated with AC at doses of 0.1, 0.3, and 0.9 g/kg for three weeks. AC had no effect on the spontaneous activities of mice indicating its safety on central nervous system. Furthermore, results obtained from weight-loaded forced swimming test, rotary rod test, and exhausted running test confirmed that AC significantly enhanced exercise tolerance of mice...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424728/landscape-population-genomics-of-forsythia-forsythia-suspensa-reveal-that-ecological-habitats-determine-the-adaptive-evolution-of-species
#19
Jie Yang, Cai-Yun Miao, Run-Li Mao, Yong Li
Understanding the genetic mechanisms of adaptation to environmental variables is a key concern in molecular ecology and evolutionary biology. Determining the adaptive evolutionary direction and evaluating the adaptation status of species can improve our understanding of these mechanisms. In this study, we sampled 20 populations of Forsythia suspensa to infer the relationship between environmental variables and adaptive genetic variations. Population structure analysis revealed that four genetic groups of F...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423836/piloting-a-collaborative-web-based-system-for-testing-icd-11
#20
Marc Donada, Nenad Kostanjsek, Vincenzo Della Mea, Can Celik, Robert Jakob
BACKGROUND: The 11<sup>th</sup> revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), for the first time in ICD history, deployed web-based collaboration of experts and ICT tools. To ensure that ICD-11 is working well, it needs to be systematically field tested in different settings, across the world. This will be done by means of a number of experiments. In order to support its implementation, a web-based system (ICDfit) has been designed and developed. The present paper illustrates the current prototype of the system and its technical testing...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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