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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031235/homeobox-genes-and-tooth-development-understanding-the-biological-pathways-and-applications-in-regenerative-dental-science
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Anand Ramanathan, Thekkeparambil Chandrabose Srijaya, Prema Sukumaran, Rosnah Binti Zain, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
OBJECTIVES: Homeobox genes are a group of conserved class of transcription factors that function as key regulators during the embryonic developmental processes. They act as master regulator for developmental genes, which involves coordinated actions of various auto and cross-regulatory mechanisms. In this review, we summarize the expression pattern of homeobox genes in relation to the tooth development and various signaling pathways or molecules contributing to the specific actions of these genes in the regulation of odontogenesis...
October 4, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031180/design-of-silk-proteins-with-increased-heme-binding-capacity-and-fabrication-of-silk-heme-materials
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Trevor D Rapson, Jian-Wei Liu, Alagacone Sriskantha, Mustafa Musameh, Christopher J Dunn, Jeffrey S Church, Andrea Woodhead, Andrew C Warden, Mark J Riley, Jeffrey R Harmer, Christopher J Noble, Tara D Sutherland
In our previous studies, heme was bound into honeybee silk to generate materials that could function as nitric oxide sensors or as recoverable heterogeneous biocatalysts. In this study, we sought to increase the heme-binding capacity of the silk protein by firstly redesigning the heme binding site to contain histidine as the coordinating residue and secondly, by adding multiple histidine residues within the core of the coiled coil core region of the modified silk protein. We used detergent and a protein denaturant to confirm the importance of the helical structure of the silk for heme coordination...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031179/carbosilane-metallodendrimers-based-on-copper-ii-complexes-synthesis-epr-characterization-and-anticancer-activity
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Natalia Sanz Del Olmo, Marta Maroto-Díaz, Rafael Gómez, Paula Ortega, Michela Cangiotti, M Francesca Ottaviani, F Javier de la Mata
A series of new organometallic carbosilane dendrimers functionalized with Copper(II) complex on the surface were synthesized and characterized as potential anticancer agents. These metallodendrimers were synthesized through the reaction of dendritic ligands containing N,N- and N,O- donor atoms able to act as chelating agents with CuCl2 as metallic ion precursor. The structural characterization of these complexes was addressed through the use of different analytical and spectroscopical techniques. Particularly, an electron paramagnetic resonance study was performed to corroborate the coordination properties of these dendritic ligands...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031173/an-unusual-case-of-transpelvic-impalement-injury-a-case-report
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Mushrek Alani, Saeed Mahmood, Ayman El-Menyar, Sajid Atique, Hassan Al-Thani, Ruben Peralta
INTRODUCTION: Impalement injury is a rare type of mechanical injury following forceful insertion of projecting object into the body. Careful planning for removal of the impaling object is essential to decrease the blood loss and preserve the function of the injured organ. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 27 year-old male fell from 4m height over a U shaped projecting up metallic bar. The bar penetrated the left side of the pelvis and traversed through the left iliac bone causing a comminuted fracture in the supra-acetabular region extending to the left psoas muscle, injuring the viscera and causing fracture of the right femur...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031157/a-european-multi-centre-external-quality-assessment-eqa-study-on-phenotypic-and-genotypic-methods-used-for-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-drug-resistance-testing
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Baharak Afshar, David F Bibby, Renata Piorkowska, Natasha Ohemeng-Kumi, Robert Snoeck, Graciela Andrei, Sarah Gillemot, Florence Morfin, Emilie Frobert, Sonia Burrel, David Boutolleau, Brendan Crowley, Jean L Mbisa
BACKGROUND: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) drug resistance is a significant public health concern among immunocompromised individuals. Phenotypic assays are considered the gold standard method for detecting HSV drug resistance. However, plaque reduction assays (PRAs) are technically demanding, often with long turnaround times of up to four weeks. In contrast, genotypic tests can be performed within a few days. OBJECTIVES: The development and coordination of the first European External Quality Assessment (EQA) study to evaluate phenotypic and genotypic methods used for HSV drug resistance testing in specialised reference laboratories...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031048/trends-in-perinatal-health-in-metropolitan-france-from-1995-to-2016-results-from-the-french-national-perinatal-surveys
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B Blondel, B Coulm, C Bonnet, F Goffinet, C Le Ray
OBJECTIVE: To study trends in the main indicators of perinatal health, medical practices and risk factors in France since 1995. POPULATION AND METHOD: All live births during one week in 1995 (n=13,318), 2003 (n=14,737), 2010 (n=14,903) and 2016 (n=13,384). Data were from interviews of women in postpartum wards and from medical records and were compared between years. RESULTS: Between 1995 and 2016, maternal age and body mass index increased steadily...
October 9, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031031/riceanthernet-a-gene-co-expression-network-for-identifying-anther-and-pollen-development-genes
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Hong Lin, Jing Yu, Simon Pearce, Dabing Zhang, Zoe Wilson
In plants, normal anther and pollen development involves many important biological events and complex molecular regulatory coordination. Understanding gene regulatory relationships during male reproductive development is essential for fundamental biology and crop breeding. In this work, we developed a rice gene co-expression network for anther development (RiceAntherNet) that allows prediction of gene regulatory relationships during pollen development. RiceAntherNet was generated from 57 rice anther tissue microarrays across all developmental stages...
October 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029094/thyroid-hormone-metabolism-defects-in-a-mouse-model-of-sbp2-deficiency
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Jiao Fu, Haruki Fujisawa, Benjamin Follman, Xiao-Hui Liao, Alexandra M Dumitrescu
SBP2 (selenocysteine insertion sequence binding protein 2) is an essential factor in selenoprotein synthesis. Patients with SBP2 defects have a characteristic thyroid phenotype and additional manifestations such as growth delay, male infertility, impaired motor coordination and developmental delay. The thyroid phenotype has become pathognomonic for this defect and putative deficiencies in the iodothyronine deiodinases selenoenzymes have been implicated. To investigate the role of SBP2 and selenoproteins in thyroid physiology and answer questions raised by the human syndrome we generated a tamoxifen inducible Sbp2 conditional knockout (iCKO) mouse model...
September 28, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028954/1-benzyl-indole-3-carbinol-is-a-highly-potent-new-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-melanoma-cells-that-coordinately-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-disrupts-expression-of-microphthalmia-associated-transcription-factor-isoform-m
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Aishwarya Kundu, Michelle G Khouri, Sheila Aryana, Gary L Firestone
1-Benzyl-indole-3-carbinol (1-benzyl-I3C), a synthetic analogue of the crucifer derived natural phytochemical I3C, displayed significantly wider sensitivity and anti-proliferative potency in melanoma cells than the natural compound. Unlike I3C, which targets mainly oncogenic BRAF-expressing cells, 1-benzyl I3C effectively inhibited proliferation of melanoma cells with a more extensive range of mutational profiles, including those expressing wild type BRAF. In both cultured melanoma cell lines and in vivo in melanoma cell-derived tumor xenografts, 1-benzyl-I3C disrupted canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling that resulted in the down regulation of β-catenin protein levels with a concomitant increase in levels of the β-catenin destruction complex components GSK3β and Axin...
September 23, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028949/pyramidal-cell-subtypes-and-their-synaptic-connections-in-layer-5-of-rat-frontal-cortex
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Yasuo Kawaguchi
The frontal cortical areas make a coordinated response that generates appropriate behavior commands, using individual local circuits with corticostriatal and corticocortical connections in longer time scales than sensory areas. In secondary motor cortex (M2), situated between the prefrontal and primary motor areas, major subtypes of layer 5 corticostriatal cells are crossed-corticostriatal (CCS) cells innervating both sides of striatum, and corticopontine (CPn) cells projecting to the ipsilateral striatum and pontine nuclei...
September 28, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028947/dlx1-and-dlx2-promote-interneuron-gaba-synthesis-synaptogenesis-and-dendritogenesis
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Ramon Pla, Amelia Stanco, MacKenzie A Howard, Anna N Rubin, Daniel Vogt, Niall Mortimer, Inma Cobos, Gregory Brian Potter, Susan Lindtner, James D Price, Alex S Nord, Axel Visel, Christoph E Schreiner, Scott C Baraban, David H Rowitch, John L R Rubenstein
The postnatal functions of the Dlx1&2 transcription factors in cortical interneurons (CINs) are unknown. Here, using conditional Dlx1, Dlx2, and Dlx1&2 knockouts (CKOs), we defined their roles in specific CINs. The CKOs had dendritic, synaptic, and survival defects, affecting even PV+ CINs. We provide evidence that DLX2 directly drives Gad1, Gad2, and Vgat expression, and show that mutants had reduced mIPSC amplitude. In addition, the mutants formed fewer GABAergic synapses on excitatory neurons and had reduced mIPSC frequency...
September 28, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028835/hydrogen-peroxide-yields-mechanistic-insights-into-human-mrna-capping-enzyme-function
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Nicholas J Mullen, David H Price
Capping of nascent RNA polymerase II (Pol II) transcripts is required for gene expression and the first two steps are catalyzed by separate 5' triphosphatase and guanylyltransferase activities of the human capping enzyme (HCE). The cap is added co-transcriptionally, but how the two activities are coordinated is unclear. Our previous in vitro work has suggested that an unidentified factor modulates the minimum length at which nascent transcripts can be capped. Using the same well-established in vitro system with hydrogen peroxide as a capping inhibitor, we show that this unidentified factor targets the guanylyltransferase activity of HCE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028627/local-dynamic-stability-during-treadmill-walking-can-detect-children-with-developmental-coordination-disorder
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Merete B Speedtsberg, Sofie B Christensen, Jan Stenum, Thomas Kallemose, Jesper Bencke, Derek J Curtis, Bente R Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is an innate impairment of motor coordination that affects basic locomotion and balance. This study investigated local dynamic stability of trunk accelerations during treadmill walking as an objective evaluation of gait stability and the sensitivity and specificity of this measure to discriminate children with DCD from typically developing children. METHOD: Eight children with DCD and ten age- and gender-matched typically developing children (TD) walked four minutes on a treadmill...
October 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028575/green-synthesis-of-highly-dispersed-ytterbium-and-thulium-co-doped-sodium-yttrium-fluoride-microphosphors-for-in-situ-light-upconversion-from-near-infrared-to-blue-in-animals
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Yuan Pu, Lifeng Lin, Dan Wang, Jie-Xin Wang, Jun Qian, Jian-Feng Chen
We report a simple, low cost and environmentally friendly method to prepare NaYF4:Yb(3+), Tm(3+) upconversion microphosphors (UCMPs) by thermal decomposition of rare earth-trifluoroacetate precursors using paraffin as the high boiling non-coordinating solvent. The UCMPs exhibited cubic phase with defined shape and bright upconversion luminescence. After coating with amphiphilic polymers of phospholipid-polyethylene glycol, the NaYF4:Yb(3+), Tm(3+) UCMPs were highly dispersed in aqueous solutions and exhibited low cytotoxicity...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028572/supramolecular-gels-using-an-amide-functionalized-imidazolium-based-surfactant
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Ni Cheng, Qi Kang, Jianhong Xiao, Na Du, Li Yu
Studies on supramolecular gel aggregates via supramolecular interactions are very fascinating and impressive. The interactions of gelator with solvent and inorganic salt can functionalize, activate, or control the properties of supramolecular gels. A lot of work on this area has been done, but all these contributions are only at an early stage. In this work, we tuned the gel formation conditions and properties by using low-molecular-weight gelator (LMWGs), amide-functionalized imidazolium-based surfactant, viz...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028569/occurrence-of-transferable-antibiotic-resistances-in-commercialized-ready-to-eat-mealworms-tenebrio-molitor-l
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Andrea Osimani, Federica Cardinali, Lucia Aquilanti, Cristiana Garofalo, Andrea Roncolini, Vesna Milanović, Marina Pasquini, Stefano Tavoletti, Francesca Clementi
The present study aimed to assess the occurrence of transferable determinants conferring resistance to tetracyclines, macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B, vancomycin, beta-lactams, and aminoglycosides in 40 samples of commercialized edible mealworms (Tenebrio molitor L.) purchased from European Union (EU) and non-EU producers. A high prevalence of tet(K) was observed in all of the samples assayed, with percentages of PCR-based positivity that ranged from 80% (samples from Thailand) to 100% (samples from the Netherlands, Belgium and France)...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028543/a-pulse-programmable-parahydrogen-polarizer-using-a-tunable-electromagnet-and-dual-channel-nmr-spectrometer
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Aaron M Coffey, Roman V Shchepin, Bibo Feng, Raul D Colon, Ken Wilkens, Kevin W Waddell, Eduard Y Chekmenev
Applications of parahydrogen induced polarization (PHIP) often warrant conversion of the chemically-synthesized singlet-state spin order into net heteronuclear magnetization. In order to obtain optimal yields from the overall hyperpolarization process, catalytic hydrogenation must be tightly synchronized to subsequent radiofrequency (RF) transformations of spin order. Commercial NMR consoles are designed to synchronize applied waves on multiple channels and consequently are well-suited as controllers for these types of hyperpolarization experiments that require tight coordination of RF and non-RF events...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028418/cancer-center-clinic-and-research-team-perceptions-of-identity-and-interactions
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Torsten Reimer, Simon J Craddock Lee, Sandra Garcia, Mary Gill, Tobi Duncan, Erin L Williams, David E Gerber
PURPOSE: Conduct of cancer clinical trials requires coordination and cooperation among research and clinic teams. Diffusion of and confusion about responsibility may occur if team members' perceptions of roles and objectives do not align. These factors are critical to the success of cancer centers but are poorly studied. METHODS: We developed a survey adapting components of the Adapted Team Climate Inventory, Measure of Team Identification, and Measure of In-Group Bias...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028356/aggregation-of-a-cationic-gemini-surfactant-with-a-chelating-molecule-and-effects-from-calcium-ion
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Weiwei Zhao, Kai Song, Yao Chen, Hua Wang, Zhang Liu, Qiang Shi, Jianbin Huang, Yilin Wang
The aggregation behavior of a cationic ammonium gemini surfactant hexamethylene-1,6-bis(dodecyldimethylammonium bromide) (12-6-12) with a chelating molecule ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and the effects of calcium bromide (CaBr2) on the structure and morphology of the aggregates in the mixture have been investigated by surface tension, isothermal titration microcalorimetry, electrical conductivity, ζ potential, dynamic light scattering, cryogenic transmission electron microscopy, freeze-fracture transmission electron microscopy and 1H NMR techniques...
October 13, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028323/benchmarking-of-computational-methods-for-creation-of-retention-models-in-quantitative-structure-retention-relationships-studies
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Ruth I J Amos, Eva Tyteca, Mohammad Talebi, Paul Raymond Haddad, Roman Szucs, John W Dolan, Christopher Andrew Pohl
Quantitative Structure - Retention Relationship (QSRR) models are powerful techniques for the prediction of retention times of analytes, where chromatographic retention parameters are correlated with molecular descriptors encoding chemical structures of analytes. Many QSRR models contain geometrical descriptors derived from the 3-D spatial coordinates of computationally predicted structures for the analytes. Therefore, it is sensible to calculate these structures correctly, as any error is likely to carry over to the resulting QSRR models...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
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