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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539160/phosphorylation-of-p53-at-threonine-155-is-required-for-jab1-mediated-nuclear-export-of-p53
#1
Eun-Woo Lee, Wonkyung Oh, Hosung Paul Song, Won Kon Kim
The Jun activation-domain binding protein 1 (Jab1) induces p53 nuclear export and cytoplasmic degradation. However, the underlying mechanism is not clearly addressed. Here, we identify that phosphorylation at threonine 155 residue is indispensable for Jab1-mediated p53 nuclear export. Jab1 stimulated phosphorylation of p53 at T155, which was inhibited by curcumin, an inhibitor of COP9 signalosome (CSN)-associated kinases. T155E mutant, which mimics phosphorylated p53, exhibited spontaneous cytoplasmic localization in the absence of Jab1...
May 25, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443828/controlled-synthesis-of-mno2-nanosheets-vertically-covered-feco2o4-nanoflakes-as-binder-free-electrode-for-high-power-and-durable-asymmetric-supercapacitor
#2
Hongyan Gao, Junjie Xiang, Yan Cao
We developed a simple and controlled method to synthesize FeCo2O4@MnO2 core-sheath nanoarchitecture (CSN) grown on the Ni foam. Ultrathin FeCo2O4 nanoflakes with an average thickness of 10 nm served as the scaffold to deposit MnO2 nanosheets. The MnO2 nanosheets were able to vertically grow on FeCo2O4 nanoflakes to form a sheath via a hydrothermal reaction. The nanocomposites' thickness can be tailored from 80 nm to 550 nm by changing the reaction times. Electrochemical measurements demonstrated that FeCo2O4@MnO2 CSN with an optimal thickness about 400 nm achieved an areal capacitance of 3...
April 26, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379117/an-evaluation-of-mass-absorption-cross-section-for-optical-carbon-analysis-on-teflon-filter-media
#3
Paige Presler-Jur, Prakash Doraiswamy, Oki Hammond, Joann Rice
Black carbon (BC) or elemental carbon (EC) is a by-product of incomplete fuel combustion, and contributes adversely to human health, visibility, and climate impacts. Previous studies have examined non-destructive techniques for particle light attenuation measurements on Teflon(®) filters to estimate BC. The incorporation of an inline Magee Scientific OT21 Transmissometer into the MTL AH-225 robotic weighing system provides the opportunity to perform optical transmission measurements on Teflon(®) filters at the same time as the gravimetric mass measurement...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378888/a-novel-electrophoretic-deposited-coordination-supramolecular-network-film-for-detecting-phosphate-and-biophosphate
#4
Tianshu Chu, Feng Zhang, Yi Wang, Yangyi Yang, Seik Weng Ng
A series of new lanthanide coordination supramolecular networks (CSNs) based on nalidixic acid (HNA) ligand were designed and synthesized. Their crystal structures were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction techniques. The thin films of these compounds were first successfully deposited on ITO glass via one-step electrophoretic deposition under mild conditions. The europium CSN film exhibits intense red emission and can act as a highly sensitive luminescent sensor for H2PO4- anions and ATP in aqueous solution...
April 5, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377589/the-arabidopsis-cop9-signalosome-subunit-4-cns4-is-involved-in-adventitious-root-formation
#5
Daniel Ioan Pacurar, Monica Lacramioara Pacurar, Abdellah Lakehal, Andrea Mariana Pacurar, Alok Ranjan, Catherine Bellini
The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is an evolutionary conserved multiprotein complex that regulates many aspects of plant development by controlling the activity of CULLIN-RING E3 ubiquitin ligases (CRLs). CRLs ubiquitinate and target for proteasomal degradation a vast number of specific substrate proteins involved in many developmental and physiological processes, including light and hormone signaling and cell division. As a consequence of CSN pleiotropic function, complete loss of CSN activity results in seedling lethality...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377317/dehydroascorbate-derivatized-chitosan-particles-for-targeting-antimalarial-agents-to-infected-erythrocytes
#6
Hasham Shafi, D V Siva Reddy, Tabassum Khan, Rajeev Ranjan, Ashish Srivastava, Suniti Vaishya, Tanuj Sharma, Mohammad Imran Siddiqui, Saman Habib, Amit Misra
The mammalian glucose transporter GLUT-1 and Plasmodium falciparum hexose transporter PfHT1 are overexpressed on human RBC infected with the parasite (iRBC), presumably for enhanced glucose uptake. Dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) competes out glucose in GLUT-1 binding. We prepared particles containing chloroquine phosphate using novel derivatives of chitosan (CSN). CSN was either pre-derivatized with DHA (PRE) or particles made of CSN were derivatized by surface-grafting DHA (POST). The optimized formulations were analyzed for size (170-200nm) drug content (about 40%) entrapment efficiency (50-57%), in vitro drug release (80% in 72h, Higuchi's model), hemolysis on exposure to whole blood or RBC at 5% hematocrit, cytotoxicity towards cultured HEK 293T (kidney) and HepG2 (hepatic) cells, targeting iRBC and in vitro efficacy against P...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371146/investigating-chitin-deacetylation-and-chitosan-hydrolysis-during-vegetative-growth-in-magnaporthe-oryzae
#7
Ivey A Geoghegan, Sarah J Gurr
Chitin deacetylation results in the formation of chitosan, a polymer of β1,4-linked glucosamine. Chitosan is known to have important functions in the cell walls of a number of fungal species, but its role during hyphal growth has not yet been investigated. In this study, we have characterized the role of chitin deacetylation during vegetative hyphal growth in the filamentous phytopathogen Magnaporthe oryzae. We found that chitosan localizes to the septa and lateral cell walls of vegetative hyphae, and identified two chitin deacetylases expressed during vegetative growth - CDA1 and CDA4...
March 29, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340738/-226-ra-dynamic-lixiviation-from-phosphogypsum-samples-by-an-automatic-flow-through-system-with-integrated-renewable-solid-phase-extraction
#8
Melisa Rodas Ceballos, Antoni Borràs, Rafael García-Tenorio, Rogelio Rodríguez, José Manuel Estela, Víctor Cerdà, Laura Ferrer
The release of (226)Ra from phosphogypsum (PG) was evaluated by developing a novel tool for fully automated (226)Ra lixiviation from PG integrating extraction/pre-concentration using a renewable sorbent format. Eight leached fractions (30mL each one) and a residual fraction were analyzed allowing the evaluation of dynamic lixiviation of (226)Ra. An automatic system allows this approach coupling a homemade cell with a (226)Ra extraction/pre-concentration method, which is carried out combining two procedures: Ra adsorption on MnO2 and its posterior co-precipitation with BaSO4...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340059/topic-modeling-of-smoking-and-cessation-related-posts-to-the-american-cancer-society-s-cancer-survivor-network-csn-implications-for-cessation-treatment-for-cancer-survivors-who-smoke
#9
J Lee Westmaas, Bennett McDonald, Ken Portier
Introduction: Smoking is a risk factor in at least 18 cancers, and approximately two-thirds of cancer survivors continue smoking following diagnosis. Text mining of survivors' online posts related to smoking and quitting could inform strategies to reduce smoking in this vulnerable population. Methods: We identified posts containing smoking/cessation-related keywords from the Cancer Survivors Network (CSN), an online cancer survivor community of 166,000 members and over 468,000 posts since inception...
March 15, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321324/choosing-wisely-the-canadian-society-of-nephrology-s-list-of-5-items-physicians-and-patients-should-question
#10
Emilie Chan, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Scott Klarenbach, Braden Manns, Reem Mustafa, Gihad Nesrallah, Rory McQuillan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to contribute to the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign and develop a list of 5 items for nephrology health care professionals and patients to re-evaluate based on evidence that they are overused or misused. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: A working group was formed from the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee. This working group sequentially used a multistage Delphi method, a survey of CSN members, a modified Delphi process, and a comprehensive literature review to determine 10 candidate items representing potentially ineffective care in nephrology...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300763/joint-resource-allocation-of-spectrum-sensing-and-energy-harvesting-in-an-energy-harvesting-based-cognitive-sensor-network
#11
Xin Liu, Weidang Lu, Liang Ye, Feng Li, Deyue Zou
The cognitive sensor (CS) can transmit data to the control center in the same spectrum that is licensed to the primary user (PU) when the absence of the PU is detected by spectrum sensing. However, the battery energy of the CS is limited due to its small size, deployment in atrocious environments and long-term working. In this paper, an energy-harvesting-based CS is described, which senses the PU together with collecting the radio frequency energy to supply data transmission. In order to improve the transmission performance of the CS, we have proposed the joint resource allocation of spectrum sensing and energy harvesting in the cases of a single energy-harvesting-based CS and an energy-harvesting-based cognitive sensor network (CSN), respectively...
March 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278081/correlative-analysis-of-plasma-sn-38-levels-and-dpd-activity-with-outcomes-of-folfiri-regimen-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-with-ugt1a1-28-and-6-wild-type-and-its-implication-for-individualized-chemotherapy
#12
Xun Cai, Chuan Tian, Liwei Wang, Rongyuan Zhuang, Xiaowei Zhang, Yuanbiao Guo, Hongmin Lu, Hui Wang, Xiaoyu Li, Junwei Gao, Qi Li, Chungang Wang
It remains uncertain whether there is an correlation between clinical pharmacokinetic parameters and outcomes for metastatic colorectal cancer especially with UGT1A1 *28 and *6 wild type (*1/*1-*1/*1) for serious events associated with Irinotecan are largely excluded. This study retrospectively analyzed the relationship between Irinotecan metabolite levels and outcomes of UGT1A1 *1/*1-*1/*1 genotype arrangement. Blood samples (n = 244) were collected for analysis of plasma DPD activity (before first chemotherapy) and SN-38 levels (1...
March 4, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245560/the-regulations-of-deubiquitinase-usp15-and-its-pathophysiological-mechanisms-in-diseases
#13
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Chon-Kit Chou, Yu-Ting Chang, Michal Korinek, Yei-Tsung Chen, Ya-Ting Yang, Steve Leu, I-Ling Lin, Chin-Ju Tang, Chien-Chih Chiu
Deubiquitinases (DUBs) play a critical role in ubiquitin-directed signaling by catalytically removing the ubiquitin from substrate proteins. Ubiquitin-specific protease 15 (USP15), a member of the largest subfamily of cysteine protease DUBs, contains two conservative cysteine (Cys) and histidine (His) boxes. USP15 harbors two zinc-binding motifs that are essential for recognition of poly-ubiquitin chains. USP15 is grouped into the same category with USP4 and USP11 due to high degree of homology in an N-terminal region consisting of domains present in ubiquitin-specific proteases (DUSP) domain and ubiquitin-like (UBL) domain...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229932/csn5-jab1-suppresses-the-wnt-inhibitor-dkk1-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#14
Sandra Jumpertz, Thomas Hennes, Yaw Asare, Anke K Schütz, Jürgen Bernhagen
The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is a multi-protein complex that is highly conserved in eukaryotes. Due to its regulatory impact on processes such as cell cycle, DNA damage response and apoptosis, the CSN is essential for mammalian cells. One of the best-studied functions of the CSN is the deNEDDylation of cullin-RING ligases (CRLs) via its catalytically active subunit CSN5/JAB1, thereby triggering the degradation of various target proteins. CSN5 was found to be overexpressed in many human cancer entities, including colon adenocarcinoma...
February 14, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225779/combined-small-rna-and-degradome-sequencing-reveals-complex-microrna-regulation-of-catechin-biosynthesis-in-tea-camellia-sinensis
#15
Ping Sun, Chunzhen Cheng, Yuling Lin, Qiufang Zhu, Jinke Lin, Zhongxiong Lai
MicroRNAs are endogenous non-coding small RNAs playing crucial regulatory roles in plants. Tea, a globally popular non-alcoholic drink, is rich in health-enhancing catechins. In this study, 69 conserved and 47 novel miRNAs targeting 644 genes were identified by high-throughout sequencing. Predicted target genes of miRNAs were mainly involved in plant growth, signal transduction, morphogenesis and defense. To further identify targets of tea miRNAs, degradome sequencing and RNA ligase-mediated rapid amplification of 5'cDNA ends (RLM-RACE) were applied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195275/bond-strengths-of-orthodontic-metal-brackets-to-tribochemically-silica-coated-zirconia-surfaces-using-different-10-methacryloyloxydecyl-dihydrogen-phosphate-containing-primers
#16
Na-Hyun Kim, Yoon-Ji Kim, Dong-Yul Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of tribochemical silica coating and different 10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (MDP)-containing primers on the shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic metal brackets to yttrium-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP) surfaces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ninety polished Y-TZP specimens were randomly assigned to 19 groups (n = 10): 30 specimens were used for surface analyses after polishing with 600-grit silicon carbide paper, airborneparticle abrasion with 50-μm alumina (A), or tribochemical silica coating (CoJet [C]); 160 specimens were used in SBS testing of orthodontic metal brackets to Y-TZP after alumina airborne-particle abrasion or tribochemical silica coating and application of either ESPE-Sil (S) (ASn, ASa, CSn, CSa), Alloy Primer (AP) (AAPn, AAPa, CAPn, CAPa), Clearfil Ceramic Primer (CP) (ACPn, ACPa, CCPn, CCPa), or Scotchbond Universal (U) (AUn, AUa, CUn, CUa) and either stored in water for 24 h (non-aged, n) or thermocycled 5000 times (aged, a)...
2017: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120733/prediction-of-post-stroke-dementia-using-ninds-csn-5-minute-neuropsychology-protocol-in-acute-stroke
#17
Jae-Sung Lim, Mi Sun Oh, Ju-Hun Lee, San Jung, Chulho Kim, Min Uk Jang, Sang-Hwa Lee, Yeo Jin Kim, Yerim Kim, Jaeseol Park, Yeonwook Kang, Kyung-Ho Yu, Byung-Chul Lee
BACKGROUND: The National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke-Canadian Stroke Network (NINDS-CSN) 5-minute neuropsychology protocol consists of only verbal tasks, and is proposed as a brief screening method for vascular cognitive impairment. We evaluated its feasibility within two weeks after stroke and ability to predict the development of post-stroke dementia (PSD) at 3 months after stroke. METHOD: We prospectively enrolled subjects with ischemic stroke within seven days of symptom onset who were consecutively admitted to 12 university hospitals...
January 25, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096463/deneddylase1-protein-counters-automodification-of-neddylating-enzymes-to-maintain-nedd8-protein-homeostasis-in-arabidopsis
#18
Julia Mergner, Bernhard Kuster, Claus Schwechheimer
In eukaryotes, the conjugation of the ubiquitin-like protein NEDD8 onto protein targets is an important post-translational modification. The best understood neddylation targets are the cullins, scaffold subunits of E3 ubiquitin ligases, where neddylation as well as deneddylation, facilitated by the protease activity of the CSN (COP9 signalosome), are required to control ubiquitin ligase assembly, function, and ultimately substrate degradation. Little is known about the role of other deneddylating enzymes besides CSN and the role of neddylation and deneddylation of their substrates...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062449/context-sensitive-network-based-disease-genetics-prediction-and-its-implications-in-drug-discovery
#19
Yang Chen, Rong Xu
Motivation: Disease phenotype networks play an important role in computational approaches to identifying new disease-gene associations. Current disease phenotype networks often model disease relationships based on pairwise similarities, therefore ignore the specific context on how two diseases are connected. In this study, we propose a new strategy to model disease associations using context-sensitive networks (CSNs). We developed a CSN-based phenome-driven approach for disease genetics prediction, and investigated the translational potential of the predicted genes in drug discovery...
April 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052110/automated-image-sampling-and-classification-can-be-used-to-explore-perceived-naturalness-of-urban-spaces
#20
Roger Hyam
The psychological restorative effects of exposure to nature are well established and extend to just viewing of images of nature. A previous study has shown that Perceived Naturalness (PN) of images correlates with their restorative value. This study tests whether it is possible to detect degree of PN of images using an image classifier. It takes images that have been scored by humans for PN (including a subset that have been assessed for restorative value) and passes them through the Google Vision API image classification service...
2017: PloS One
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