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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230725/towards-a-semantic-web-of-things-a-hybrid-semantic-annotation-extraction-and-reasoning-framework-for-cyber-physical-system
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Zhenyu Wu, Yuan Xu, Yunong Yang, Chunhong Zhang, Xinning Zhu, Yang Ji
Web of Things (WoT) facilitates the discovery and interoperability of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a cyber-physical system (CPS). Moreover, a uniform knowledge representation of physical resources is quite necessary for further composition, collaboration, and decision-making process in CPS. Though several efforts have integrated semantics with WoT, such as knowledge engineering methods based on semantic sensor networks (SSN), it still could not represent the complex relationships between devices when dynamic composition and collaboration occur, and it totally depends on manual construction of a knowledge base with low scalability...
February 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228131/whole-genome-sequencing-of-one-complex-pedigree-illustrates-challenges-with-genomic-medicine
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Han Fang, Yiyang Wu, Hui Yang, Margaret Yoon, Laura T Jiménez-Barrón, David Mittelman, Reid Robison, Kai Wang, Gholson J Lyon
BACKGROUND: Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) has risen as a useful tool for precision medicine by providing a standardized vocabulary of phenotypic abnormalities to describe presentations of human pathologies; however, there have been relatively few reports combining whole genome sequencing (WGS) and HPO, especially in the context of structural variants. METHODS: We illustrate an integrative analysis of WGS and HPO using an extended pedigree, which involves Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), hereditary hemochromatosis (HH), and dysautonomia-like symptoms...
February 23, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225791/characterization-of-long-noncoding-rna-and-messenger-rna-signatures-in-melanoma-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis
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Siqi Wang, Wenliang Fan, Bing Wan, Mengqi Tu, Feng Jin, Fang Liu, Haibo Xu, Ping Han
The incidence of melanoma, the most aggressive and life-threatening form of skin cancer, has significantly risen over recent decades. Therefore, it is essential to identify the mechanisms that underlie melanoma tumorigenesis and metastasis and to explore novel and effective melanoma treatment strategies. Accumulating evidence s uggests that aberrantly expressed long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have vital functions in multiple cancers. However, lncRNA functions in melanoma tumorigenesis and metastasis remain unclear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222107/transcriptional-response-to-131i-exposure-of-rat-thyroid-gland
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Nils Rudqvist, Johan Spetz, Emil Schüler, Toshima Z Parris, Britta Langen, Khalil Helou, Eva Forssell-Aronsson
Humans are exposed to 131I in medical diagnostics and treatment but also from nuclear accidents, and better knowledge of the molecular response in thyroid is needed. The aim of the study was to examine the transcriptional response in thyroid tissue 24 h after 131I administration in rats. The exposure levels were chosen to simulate both the clinical situation and the case of nuclear fallout. Thirty-six male rats were i.v. injected with 0-4700 kBq 131I, and killed at 24 h after injection (Dthyroid = 0.0058-3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212382/de-novo-assembly-of-the-sea-trout-salmo-trutta-m-trutta-skin-transcriptome-to-identify-putative-genes-involved-in-the-immune-response-and-epidermal-mucus-secretion
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Magdalena Malachowicz, Roman Wenne, Artur Burzynski
In fish, the skin is a multifunctional organ and the first barrier against pathogens. Salmonids differ in their susceptibility to microorganisms due to varied skin morphology and gene expression patterns. The brown trout is a salmonid species with important commercial and ecological value in Europe. However, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the genes involved in the immune response and mucus secretion in the skin of this fish. Thus, we characterized the skin transcriptome of anadromous brown trout using next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210265/rna-seq-of-guar-cyamopsis-tetragonoloba-l-taub-leaves-de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-functional-annotation-and-development-of-genomic-resources
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Umesh K Tanwar, Vikas Pruthi, Gursharn S Randhawa
Genetic improvement in industrially important guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, L. Taub.) crop has been hindered due to the lack of sufficient genomic or transcriptomic resources. In this study, RNA-Seq technology was employed to characterize the transcriptome of leaf tissues from two guar varieties, namely, M-83 and RGC-1066. Approximately 30 million high-quality pair-end reads of each variety generated by Illumina HiSeq platform were used for de novo assembly by Trinity program. A total of 62,146 non-redundant unigenes with an average length of 679 bp were obtained...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207819/the-ins-and-outs-of-eukaryotic-viruses-knowledge-base-and-ontology-of-a-viral-infection
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Chantal Hulo, Patrick Masson, Edouard de Castro, Andrea H Auchincloss, Rebecca Foulger, Sylvain Poux, Jane Lomax, Lydie Bougueleret, Ioannis Xenarios, Philippe Le Mercier
Viruses are genetically diverse, infect a wide range of tissues and host cells and follow unique processes for replicating themselves. All these processes were investigated and indexed in ViralZone knowledge base. To facilitate standardizing data, a simple ontology of viral life-cycle terms was developed to provide a common vocabulary for annotating data sets. New terminology was developed to address unique viral replication cycle processes, and existing terminology was modified and adapted. The virus life-cycle is classically described by schematic pictures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204845/mirnas-target-databases-developmental-methods-and-target-identification-techniques-with-functional-annotations
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Nagendra Kumar Singh
PURPOSE: microRNA (miRNA) regulates diverse biological mechanisms and metabolisms in plants and animals. Thus, the discoveries of miRNA has revolutionized the life sciences and medical research.The miRNA represses and cleaves the targeted mRNA by binding perfect or near perfect or imperfect complementary base pairs by RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC) formation during biogenesis process. One miRNA interacts with one or more mRNA genes and vice versa, hence takes part in causing various diseases...
February 15, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203277/semantics-based-plausible-reasoning-to-extend-the-knowledge-coverage-of-medical-knowledge-bases-for-improved-clinical-decision-support
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Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh, William Van Woensel, Samina Raza Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza Abidi
BACKGROUND: Capturing complete medical knowledge is challenging-often due to incomplete patient Electronic Health Records (EHR), but also because of valuable, tacit medical knowledge hidden away in physicians' experiences. To extend the coverage of incomplete medical knowledge-based systems beyond their deductive closure, and thus enhance their decision-support capabilities, we argue that innovative, multi-strategy reasoning approaches should be applied. In particular, plausible reasoning mechanisms apply patterns from human thought processes, such as generalization, similarity and interpolation, based on attributional, hierarchical, and relational knowledge...
2017: BioData Mining
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185576/var2go-a-web-based-tool-for-gene-variants-selection
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Ilaria Granata, Mara Sangiovanni, Francesco Maiorano, Marco Miele, Mario Rosario Guarracino
BACKGROUND: One of the most challenging issue in the variant calling process is handling the resulting data, and filtering the genes retaining only the ones strictly related to the topic of interest. Several tools permit to gather annotations at different levels of complexity for the detected genes and to group them according to the pathways and/or processes they belong to. However, it might be a time consuming and frustrating task. This is partly due to the size of the file, that might contain many thousands of genes, and to the search of associated variants that requires a gene-by-gene investigation and annotation approach...
November 8, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166742/analysis-of-small-rnas-revealed-differential-expressions-during-pollen-and-embryo-sac-development-in-autotetraploid-rice
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Xiang Li, Muhammad Qasim Shahid, Juan Xia, Zijun Lu, Na Fang, Lan Wang, Jinwen Wu, Zhixiong Chen, Xiangdong Liu
BACKGROUND: Partial pollen and embryo sac sterilities are the two main reasons for low fertility in autotetraploid rice. Our previous study revealed that small RNAs changes may associate with pollen fertility in autotetraploid rice. However, knowledge on comparative analysis between the development of pollen and embryo sac by small RNAs in autotetraploid rice is still unknown. In the present study, WE-CLSM (whole-mount eosin B-staining confocal laser scanning microscopy) and high-throughput sequencing technology was employed to examine the cytological variations and to analyze small RNAs changes during pollen and embryo sac development in autotetraploid rice compared with its diploid counterpart...
February 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163654/epistemic-cultures-in-complementary-medicine-knowledge-making-in-university-departments-of-osteopathy-and-chinese-medicine
#12
Caragh Brosnan
There is increasing pressure on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to follow the evidence-based approach promoted in allied health and medicine, in which the randomised control trial represents the evidence gold standard. However, many CAM advocates see these methods as undermining the holism of CAM practice. This paper explores how such tensions are managed in CAM university departments - settings in which particular forms of knowledge and evidence are given 'official' imprimatur by CAM educators and researchers...
May 3, 2016: Health Sociology Review: the Journal of the Health Section of the Australian Sociological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155659/grouping-mirnas-of-similar-functions-via-weighted-information-content-of-gene-ontology
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Chaowang Lan, Qingfeng Chen, Jinyan Li
BACKGROUND: Regulation mechanisms between miRNAs and genes are complicated. To accomplish a biological function, a miRNA may regulate multiple target genes, and similarly a target gene may be regulated by multiple miRNAs. Wet-lab knowledge of co-regulating miRNAs is limited. This work introduces a computational method to group miRNAs of similar functions to identify co-regulating miRNAsfrom a similarity matrix of miRNAs. RESULTS: We define a novel information content of gene ontology (GO) to measure similarity between two sets of GO graphs corresponding to the two sets of target genes of two miRNAs...
December 22, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153818/ontology-driven-search-and-triage-design-of-a-web-based-visual-interface-for-medline
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Jonathan Demelo, Paul Parsons, Kamran Sedig
BACKGROUND: Diverse users need to search health and medical literature to satisfy open-ended goals such as making evidence-based decisions and updating their knowledge. However, doing so is challenging due to at least two major difficulties: (1) articulating information needs using accurate vocabulary and (2) dealing with large document sets returned from searches. Common search interfaces such as PubMed do not provide adequate support for exploratory search tasks. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to improve support for exploratory search tasks by combining two strategies in the design of an interactive visual interface by (1) using a formal ontology to help users build domain-specific knowledge and vocabulary and (2) providing multi-stage triaging support to help mitigate the information overload problem...
February 2, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152050/draft-genome-sequence-of-karnal-bunt-pathogen-tilletia-indica-of-wheat-provides-insights-into-the-pathogenic-mechanisms-of-quarantined-fungus
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Anil Kumar, Vishakha Pandey, Manoj Singh, Dinesh Pandey, M S Saharan, Soma S Marla
Karnal bunt disease in wheat is caused by hemibiotrophic fungus, Tilletia indica that has been placed as quarantine pest in more than 70 countries. Despite its economic importance, little knowledge about the molecular components of fungal pathogenesis is known. In this study, first time the genome sequence of T. indica has been deciphered for unraveling the effectors' functions of molecular pathogenesis of Karnal bunt disease. The T. indica genome was sequenced employing hybrid approach of PacBio Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT) and Illumina HiSEQ 2000 sequencing platforms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137311/developing-a-knowledge-base-to-support-the-annotation-of-ultrasound-images-of-ectopic-pregnancy
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Ferdinand Dhombres, Paul Maurice, Stéphanie Friszer, Lucie Guilbaud, Nathalie Lelong, Babak Khoshnood, Jean Charlet, Nicolas Perrot, Eric Jauniaux, Davor Jurkovic, Jean-Marie Jouannic
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy is a frequent early complication of pregnancy associated with significant rates of morbidly and mortality. The positive diagnosis of this condition is established through transvaginal ultrasound scanning. The timing of diagnosis depends on the operator expertise in identifying the signs of ectopic pregnancy, which varies dramatically among medical staff with heterogeneous training. Developing decision support systems in this context is expected to improve the identification of these signs and subsequently improve the quality of care...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Semantics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135340/transcriptome-analysis-and-differential-gene-expression-on-the-testis-of-orange-mud-crab-scylla-olivacea-during-sexual-maturation
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Khor Waiho, Hanafiah Fazhan, Md Sheriff Shahreza, Julia Hwei Zhong Moh, Shaibani Noorbaiduri, Li Lian Wong, Saranya Sinnasamy, Mhd Ikhwanuddin
Adequate genetic information is essential for sustainable crustacean fisheries and aquaculture management. The commercially important orange mud crab, Scylla olivacea, is prevalent in Southeast Asia region and is highly sought after. Although it is a suitable aquaculture candidate, full domestication of this species is hampered by the lack of knowledge about the sexual maturation process and the molecular mechanisms behind it, especially in males. To date, data on its whole genome is yet to be reported for S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129744/vitiligo-blood-transcriptomics-provides-new-insights-into-disease-mechanisms-and-identifies-potential-novel-therapeutic-targets
#18
Rama Dey-Rao, Animesh A Sinha
BACKGROUND: Significant gaps remain regarding the pathomechanisms underlying the autoimmune response in vitiligo (VL), where the loss of self-tolerance leads to the targeted killing of melanocytes. Specifically, there is incomplete information regarding alterations in the systemic environment that are relevant to the disease state. METHODS: We undertook a genome-wide profiling approach to examine gene expression in the peripheral blood of VL patients and healthy controls in the context of our previously published VL-skin gene expression profile...
January 28, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126595/global-proteome-and-phospho-proteome-analysis-of-merlin-deficient-meningioma-and-schwannoma-identifies-pdlim2-as-a-novel-therapeutic-target
#19
Kayleigh Bassiri, Sara Ferluga, Vikram Sharma, Nelofer Syed, Claire L Adams, Edwin Lasonder, C Oliver Hanemann
Loss or mutation of the tumour suppressor Merlin predisposes individuals to develop multiple nervous system tumours, including schwannomas and meningiomas, sporadically or as part of the autosomal dominant inherited condition Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2). These tumours display largely low grade features but their presence can lead to significant morbidity. Surgery and radiotherapy remain the only treatment options despite years of research, therefore an effective therapeutic is required. Unbiased omics studies have become pivotal in the identification of differentially expressed genes and proteins that may act as drug targets or biomarkers...
January 18, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121162/quorum-sensing-inhibition-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms-new-insights-through-network-mining
#20
Martín Pérez-Pérez, Paula Jorge, Gael Pérez Rodríguez, Maria Olívia Pereira, Anália Lourenço
Quorum sensing plays a pivotal role in Pseudomonas aeruginosa's virulence. This paper reviews experimental results on antimicrobial strategies based on quorum sensing inhibition and discusses current targets in the regulatory network that determines P. aeruginosa biofilm formation and virulence. A bioinformatics framework combining literature mining with information from biomedical ontologies and curated databases was used to create a knowledge network of potential anti-quorum sensing agents for P. aeruginosa...
January 25, 2017: Biofouling
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