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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634244/simple-expression-domains-are-regulated-by-discrete-crms-during-drosophila-oogenesis
#1
Nicole T Revaitis, Robert A Marmion, Maira Farhat, Vesile Ekiz, Wei Wang, Nir Yakoby
Eggshell patterning has been extensively studied in Drosophila melanogaster However, the cis-regulatory modules (CRMs), which control spatiotemporal expression of these patterns, are vastly unexplored. The FlyLight collection contains over 7,000 intergenic and intronic DNA fragments that, if containing CRMs, can drive the transcription factor GAL4. We cross-listed the 84 genes known to be expressed during D. melanogaster oogenesis with the ~1200 listed genes of the FlyLight collection, and found 22 common genes that are represented by 281 FlyLight fly lines...
June 20, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632301/regulation-of-kindling-epileptogenesis-by-hippocampal-toll-like-receptors-2
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Jesús-Servando Medel-Matus, Ashley Reynolds, Don Shin, Raman Sankar, Andrey Mazarati
This study examined whether Toll-like receptors 2 (TLR2) contribute to rapid kindling epileptogenesis. A TLR2 agonist, lipoteichoic acid (LTA), LTA antibody (LTA-A), or normal saline (control) was administered daily over 3 consecutive days, unilaterally into ventral hippocampus of adult male Wistar rats. Thirty minutes after the last injection, the animals were subjected to a rapid kindling procedure. The ictogenesis was gauged by comparing afterdischarge threshold (ADT) and afterdischarge duration (ADD) before the treatments, after the treatments prior to kindling, and 24 h after kindling...
June 20, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630376/functional-connectivity-disturbances-of-the-ascending-reticular-activating-system-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#3
Dario J Englot, Pierre-Francois D'Haese, Peter E Konrad, Monica L Jacobs, John C Gore, Bassel W Abou-Khalil, Victoria L Morgan
OBJECTIVE: Seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) disturb brain networks and lead to connectivity disturbances. We previously hypothesised that recurrent seizures in TLE may lead to abnormal connections involving subcortical activating structures including the ascending reticular activating system (ARAS), contributing to neocortical dysfunction and neurocognitive impairments. However, no studies of ARAS connectivity have been previously reported in patients with epilepsy. METHODS: We used resting-state functional MRI recordings in 27 patients with TLE (67% right sided) and 27 matched controls to examine functional connectivity (partial correlation) between eight brainstem ARAS structures and 105 cortical/subcortical regions...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629782/tnf-phase-iii-signalling-in-tolerant-cells-is-tightly-controlled-by-a20-and-cyld
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Rolf Bikker, Martin Christmann, Katharina Preuß, Bastian Welz, Judith Friesenhagen, Oliver Dittrich-Breiholz, René Huber, Korbinian Brand
Following the acute phase of an inflammatory reaction, a strictly controlled resolution of inflammation is necessary. A dysregulation of this process leads to hyperinflammation, chronic inflammatory disease, or immune paralysis. Different mechanisms participate in the coordinated termination of the inflammatory process, e.g. the expression of antiinflammatory molecules and different forms of tolerance. To better understand the processes which mediate resolution of TNF-dependent inflammation and induce tolerance, it is necessary to characterize the signal transduction quality during TNF long-term (pre)incubation...
June 16, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627812/genetics-of-alcohol-consumption-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Sophia Fochler, Tatiana V Morozova, Morgan R Davis, Alexander W Gearhart, Wen Huang, Trudy F C Mackay, Robert R H Anholt
Individual variation in alcohol consumption in human populations is determined by genetic, environmental, social and cultural factors. In contrast to humans, genetic contributions to complex behavioral phenotypes can be readily dissected in Drosophila, where both the genetic background and environment can be controlled and behaviors quantified through simple high-throughput assays. Here, we measured voluntary consumption of ethanol in ~3,000 individuals of each sex from an advanced intercross population derived from 37 lines of the Drosophila melanogaster Genetic Reference Panel...
June 19, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623754/quality-of-life-mood-and-seizure-control-in-patients-with-brain-tumor-related-epilepsy-treated-with-lacosamide-as-add-on-therapy-a-prospective-explorative-study-with-a-historical-control-group
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Marta Maschio, Alessia Zarabla, Andrea Maialetti, Alessandra Fabi, Antonello Vidiri, Veronica Villani, Diana Giannarelli
OBJECTIVE: Brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE) is often drug resistant and patients can be forced to take polytherapy that can adversely affect their quality of life (QoL). Lacosamide (LCM) is a new antiepileptic drug (AED) used as adjunctive therapy in patients with partial seizures with or without secondary generalization, with a favorable pharmacokinetic profile that seems to be effective and well tolerated. Therefore it represents a possible therapeutic choice for patients with BTRE...
June 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622345/the-infection-staging-and-profile-of-genotypic-distribution-and-drug-resistance-mutation-among-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-infected-blood-donors-from-five-chinese-blood-centers-2012-2014
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Peibin Zeng, Yu Liu, Miao He, Jingxing Wang, Sheila Keating, Wei Mao, Mei Huang, Hongli Ma, Weilan He, Xinhong Bi, Dan Liao, Michael Busch, Paul Ness, Jing Liu, Hua Shan
The increasing complexity and diversity of the human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infections challenge the disease control and anti-retrovirus treatment in China. The infection stages and molecular characteristics of HIV-1 from infected Chinese blood donors were examined to shed light on the HIV genotype distribution and the status of drug resistance mutations (DRMs) in the changing HIV epidemic in China. Western blot (WB) confirmed HIV-1 positive plasma samples were collected from blood donors at five Chinese blood centers from April 16, 2012, through June 30, 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622206/bupropion-augmentation-in-a-case-of-compulsive-buying-disorder
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Gianna Sepede, Giuseppe Di Iorio, Fabiola Sarchione, Federica Fiori, Massimo Di Giannantonio
BACKGROUND: Compulsive buying disorder (CBD) is a condition characterized by excessive preoccupations, impulses, and behaviors regarding buying, resulting in serious psychological, social, and financial problems. Even though it has not been included in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, "behavioral addictions" section, CBD is a hot topic in current clinical psychiatry, because of its relevant prevalence (at least 5% in adult populations) and severe effect on quality of life...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619359/postpartum-estrogen-withdrawal-impairs-gabaergic-inhibition-and-ltd-induction-in-basolateral-amygdala-complex-via-down-regulation-of-gpr30
#9
Rong Yang, Baofeng Zhang, Tingting Chen, Suyun Zhang, Ling Chen
Postpartum estrogen (E2) withdrawal is known to be a particularly vulnerable time for depressive symptoms. In this study, ovariectomized (OVX) mice were treated with co-administration of estradiol benzoate and progesterone (E2/P4) followed by administration of E2 alone (E2) and a subsequent E2 withdrawal (EW) to mimic the hormonal changes during pregnancy and postpartum. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of E2 withdrawal after hormone-simulated pregnancy on synaptic function and plasticity in basolateral amygdala complex (BLA)...
June 13, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618836/comparing-eeg-nonlinearity-in-deficit-and-nondeficit-schizophrenia-patients-preliminary-data
#10
Alexander Cerquera, Klevest Gjini, Susan M Bowyer, Nash Boutros
Electroencephalogram (EEG) contains valuable information obtained noninvasively that can be used for assessment of brain's processing capacity of patients with psychiatric disorders. The purpose of the present work was to evaluate possible differences in EEG complexity between deficit (DS) and nondeficit (NDS) subtypes of schizophrenia as a reflection of the cognitive processing capacities in these groups. A particular nonlinear metric known as Lempel-Ziv complexity (LZC) was used as a computational tool in order to determine the randomness in EEG alpha band time series from 3 groups (deficit schizophrenia [n = 9], nondeficit schizophrenia [n = 10], and healthy controls [n = 10]) according to time series randomness...
June 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617589/rrna-c-loops-mechanical-properties-of-a-recurrent-structural-motif
#11
Tomas Drsata, Kamila Reblova, Ivana Beššeová, Jiri Sponer, Filip Lankas
C-loop is an internal loop motif found in the ribosome and used in artificial nanostructures. While its geometry has been partially characterized, its mechanical properties remain elusive. Here we propose a method to evaluate global shape and stiffness of an internal loop. The loop is flanked by short A-RNA helices modelled as rigid bodies. Their relative rotation and displacement is fully described by six interhelical coordinates. The deformation energy of the loop is assumed to be a general quadratic function of the interhelical coordinates...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615332/different-roles-for-inhibition-in-the-rhythm-generating-respiratory-network
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Kameron Decker Harris, Tatiana Dashevskiy, Joshua Mendoza, Alfredo J Garcia, Jan-Marino Ramirez, Eric Shea-Brown
Unraveling the interplay of excitation and inhibition within rhythm-generating networks remains a fundamental issue in neuroscience. We use a biophysical model to investigate the different roles of local and long-range inhibition in the respiratory network, a key component of which is the pre-Bötzinger complex inspiratory microcircuit. Increasing inhibition within the microcircuit results in a limited number of out-of-phase neurons before rhythmicity and synchrony degenerate. Thus, unstructured local inhibition is destabilizing and cannot support the generation of more than one rhythm...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611741/glycosylation-of-a-capsule-like-complex-clc-by-francisella-novicida-is-required-for-virulence-and-partial-protective-immunity-in-mice
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Kelly C Freudenberger Catanzaro, Anna E Champion, Nrusingh Mohapatra, Thomas Cecere, Thomas J Inzana
Francisella tularensis is a Gram-negative bacterium and the etiologic agent of tularemia. F. tularensis may appear encapsulated when examined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), which is due to production of an extracellular capsule-like complex (CLC) when the bacterium is grown under specific environmental conditions. Deletion of two glycosylation genes in the live vaccine strain (LVS) results in loss of apparent CLC and attenuation of LVS in mice. In contrast, F. novicida, which is also highly virulent for mice, is reported to be non-encapsulated...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611288/an-aml1-eto-mir-29b-1-regulatory-circuit-modulates-phenotypic-properties-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Sayyed K Zaidi, Andrew W Perez, Elizabeth S White, Jane B Lian, Janet L Stein, Gary S Stein
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is characterized by an aggressive clinical course and frequent cytogenetic abnormalities that include specific chromosomal translocations. The 8;21 chromosomal rearrangement disrupts the key hematopoietic RUNX1 transcription factor, and contributes to leukemia through recruitment of co-repressor complexes to RUNX1 target genes, altered subnuclear localization, and deregulation of the myeloid gene regulatory program. However, a role of non-coding microRNAs (miRs) in t(8;21)-mediated leukemogenesis is minimally understood...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611091/inhibition-of-microrna-146a-and-overexpression-of-its-target-dihydrolipoyl-succinyltransferase-protect-against-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-dysfunction
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Ward A Heggermont, Anna-Pia Papageorgiou, Annelies Quaegebeur, Sophie Deckx, Paolo Carai, Wouter Verhesen, Guy Eelen, Sandra Schoors, Rick van Leeuwen, Sergey Alekseev, Ies Elzenaar, Stefan Vinckier, Peter Pokreisz, Ann-Sophie Walravens, Rik Gijsbers, Chris Van Den Haute, Alexander G Nickel, Blanche Schroen, Marc van Bilsen, Stefan Janssens, Christoph Maack, Yigal M Pinto, Peter Carmeliet, Stephane Heymans
Background -Cardiovascular diseases remain the predominant cause of death worldwide, with the prevalence of heart failure continuing to increase. Despite increased knowledge of the metabolic alterations that occur in heart failure, novel therapies to treat the observed metabolic disturbances are still lacking. Methods -Mice were subjected to pressure overload by means of angiotensin-II infusion or transversal aortic constriction (TAC). MicroRNA-146a was either genetically or pharmacologically knocked out, or genetically overexpressed in cardiomyocytes...
June 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604778/p63-exerts-spatio-temporal-control-of-palatal-epithelial-cell-fate-to-prevent-cleft-palate
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Rose Richardson, Karen Mitchell, Nigel L Hammond, Maria Rosaria Mollo, Evelyn N Kouwenhoven, Niki D Wyatt, Ian J Donaldson, Leo Zeef, Tim Burgis, Rognvald Blance, Simon J van Heeringen, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Huiqing Zhou, Caterina Missero, Rose Anne Romano, Satrajit Sinha, Michael J Dixon, Jill Dixon
Cleft palate is a common congenital disorder that affects up to 1 in 2500 live births and results in considerable morbidity to affected individuals and their families. The aetiology of cleft palate is complex with both genetic and environmental factors implicated. Mutations in the transcription factor p63 are one of the major individual causes of cleft palate; however, the gene regulatory networks in which p63 functions remain only partially characterized. Our findings demonstrate that p63 functions as an essential regulatory molecule in the spatio-temporal control of palatal epithelial cell fate to ensure appropriate fusion of the palatal shelves...
June 12, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580001/eggplant-resistance-to-the-ralstonia-solanacearum-species-complex-involves-both-broad-spectrum-and-strain-specific-quantitative-trait-loci
#17
Sylvia Salgon, Cyril Jourda, Christopher Sauvage, Marie-Christine Daunay, Bernard Reynaud, Emmanuel Wicker, Jacques Dintinger
Bacterial wilt (BW) is a major disease of solanaceous crops caused by the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex (RSSC). Strains are grouped into five phylotypes (I, IIA, IIB, III, and IV). Varietal resistance is the most sustainable strategy for managing BW. Nevertheless, breeding to improve cultivar resistance has been limited by the pathogen's extensive genetic diversity. Identifying the genetic bases of specific and non-specific resistance is a prerequisite to breed improvement. A major gene (ERs1) was previously mapped in eggplant (Solanum melongena L...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571808/nanoparticle-loaded-biodegradable-light-responsive-in-situ-forming-injectable-implants-for-effective-peptide-delivery-to-the-posterior-segment-of-the-eye
#18
Rohit Bisht, Jagdish K Jaiswal, Ilva D Rupenthal
Diseases affecting the posterior segment the eye, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Conventional dosage forms, such as eye drops, have to surmount several elimination mechanisms and complex barriers to achieve therapeutic concentrations at the target site often resulting in low anterior segment bioavailability (ca. 2-5%) with generally none of the drug reaching posterior segment tissues. Thus, frequent intravitreal injections are currently required to treat retinal conditions which have been associated with poor patient compliance due to pain, risk of infection, hemorrhages, retinal detachment and high treatment related costs...
June 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569011/insourcerer-a-high-throughput-method-to-search-for-unknown-metabolite-modifications-by-mass-spectrometry
#19
Aida Mrzic, Frederik Lermyte, Trung Nghia Vu, Dirk Valkenborg, Kris Laukens
RATIONALE: Using mass spectrometry, the analysis of known metabolite structures has become feasible in a systematic high-throughput fashion. Nevertheless, the identification of previously unknown structures remains challenging, partially because many unidentified variants originate from known molecules that underwent unexpected modifications. Here, we present a method for the discovery of unknown metabolite modifications and conjugate metabolite isoforms in a high-throughput fashion. METHODS: The method is based on user controlled in-source fragmentation which is used to induce loss of weakly bound modifications...
June 1, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553567/improvised-neutral-zone-technique-in-a-completely-edentulous-patient-with-an-atrophic-mandibular-ridge-and-neuromuscular-incoordination-a-clinical-tip
#20
Prathibha Saravanakumar, Saravanan Thirumalai Thangarajan, Umamaheswari Mani, Anand Kumar V
Resorption of mandibular ridges is a multifactorial and biomechanical disease that is chronic, progressive, irreversible, and cumulative leading to loss of sulcular depth, vertical dimension loss, and decreased lower facial height. Some common neurological, hormonal, and metabolic disorders affect the adaptability of dentures, and this can be diagnosed by a trained prosthodontist with proper history-taking and clinical examination.The denture becomes passive due to complex neuromuscular control and causes difficulties in impression-making, mastication, and swallowing, which in turn leads to loss of retention and stability in complete dentures...
April 24, 2017: Curēus
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