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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449081/the-coxiella-burnetii-type-ivb-secretion-system-t4bss-component-dota-is-released-secreted-during-infection-of-host-cells-and-during-in-vitro-growth-in-a-t4bss-dependent-manner
#1
Brandon E Luedtke, Saugata Mahapatra, Erika I Lutter, Edward I Shaw
Coxiella burnetii is a Gram-negative intracellular pathogen and is the causative agent of the zoonotic disease Q-fever. To cause disease, C. burnetii requires a functional type IVB secretion system (T4BSS) to transfer effector proteins required for the establishment and maintenance of a membrane bound parasitophorous vacuole (PV) and further modulation of host cell process. However, it is not clear how the T4BSS interacts with the PV membrane since neither a secretion pilus nor an extracellular pore forming apparatus has not been described...
April 25, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448944/platelet-cytochrome-oxidase-and-citrate-synthase-activities-in-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-carrier-and-non-carrier-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
#2
Heather M Wilkins, Scott J Koppel, Rebecca Bothwell, Jonathan Mahnken, Jeffrey M Burns, Russell H Swerdlow
A degradation product of APOE ε4-encoded apolipoprotein E protein targets mitochondria and inhibits cytochrome oxidase (COX), and autopsy brains from young adult APOE ε4 carriers show reduced COX activity. To further explore relationships between APOE alleles and COX, we measured platelet mitochondria COX activity in AD subjects with (n=8) and without (n=7) an APOE ε4 allele and found the mean COX activity, when normalized to sample total protein, was lower in the APOE ε4 carriers (p<0.05). Normalizing COX activity to citrate synthase (CS) activity eliminated this difference, but notably the mean CS activity was itself lower in the APOE ε4 carriers (p<0...
April 13, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448911/adsorption-of-polar-organic-molecules-on-sediments-case-study-on-callovian-oxfordian-claystone
#3
S Rasamimanana, G Lefèvre, R V H Dagnelie
The release and transport of anthropogenic organic matter through the geosphere is often an environmental criterion of safety. Sedimentary rocks are widely studied in this context as geological barriers for waste management. It is the case of Callovian-Oxfordian claystone (COx), for which several studies report adsorption of anthropogenic organic molecules. In this study, we evaluated and reviewed adsorption data of polar organic molecules on COx claystone. Experiments were performed on raw claystone, decarbonated and clay fractions...
April 21, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448875/bioengineered-mannan-sulphate-capped-silver-nanoparticles-for-accelerated-and-targeted-wound-healing-physicochemical-and-biological-investigations
#4
Megha Mugade, Milind Patole, Varsha Pokharkar
In the present study, surface functionalized mannan sulphate silver nanoparticles (MS-AgNPs) were prepared and assessed for their wound healing potential. 20nm sized, spherical MS-AgNPs were prepared by one pot synthesis approach wherein the sulphated polysaccharide mannan sulphate (MS) played dual role of reducing as well as capping agent. The crystalline MS-AgNPs exhibited surface plasmon resonance centered at 400nm along with -32.40mV zeta potential. These stable MS-AgNPs showed enhanced cytocompatibility, targeting potential and cellular uptake in murine macrophages, human skin fibroblasts and human keratinocytes as compared to citrate reduced silver nanoparticles (C-AgNPs)...
April 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447460/effects-of-histidine-supplementation-on-global-serum-and-urine-1h-nmr-based-metabolomics-and-serum-amino-acid-profiles-in-obese-women-from-a-randomized-controlled-study
#5
Shanshan Du, Shuhong Sun, Liyan Liu, Qiao Zhang, Fuchuan Guo, Chunlong Li, Rennan Feng, Changhao Sun
The aim of current study was to investigate the metabolic changes associated with histidine supplementation in serum and urine metabolic signatures and serum amino acid (AA) profiles. Serum and urine 1H NMR-based metabolomics and serum AAs profiles were employed in thirty two and thirty seven obese women with metabolic syndrome (MetS) intervened with placebo or histidine for 12 weeks. Multivariable statistical analysis were conducted to define characteristic metabolites. In serum 1H NMR metabolic profiles, increases in histidine, glutamine, aspartate, glycine, choline, and trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) were observed, meanwhile, decreases in cholesterol, triglycerides, fatty acids and unsaturated lipids, acetone, and α/β-Glucose were exhibited after histidine supplement...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446386/caffeine-citrate-is-it-a-silver-bullet-in-neonatology
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REVIEW
Bikash Shrestha, Gaurav Jawa
Caffeine citrate is one of the most prescribed drug in the present day NICU for apnea. Its efficacy, tolerability, wide therapeutic index and safety margin has made it the drug of choice among the methylxanthines. Its therapeutic uses in apnea of prematurity, mechanical ventilation, bronchopulmonary dysplasia has made it a "silver bullet" in neonatology. However, there are still controversies surrounding this drug. This review is aimed to update the reader about the basic pharmacology, current therapeutic uses, adverse effects, controversies as well as present and future research of caffeine...
March 27, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446315/-research-on-relation-of-platelet-aggregation-rate-with-platelet-concentration-in-platelet-rich-plasma
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Song-Mei Han, Wen-Li Liao, Shuai Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of platelet concentration in platelet-rich plasma (PRP)' on platelet aggregation rate, to determine the allowed range of inducer adenosine diphosphate (ADP: 5.0 µmol/L, ADP: 1.5 µmol/L) and arachidonic acid (AA: 500.0 µg/ml) for platelet concentration in platelet aggregation rate. METHODS: The venous blood samples of 72 healthy persons with citrate anticoagulation were selected and divided into groups, every 12 cases were mixed for each group...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445622/thiocarbohydrates-on-gold-nanoparticles-strong-influences-of-stereocenters-on-binding-affinitiy-and-interparticle-forces
#8
Torsten Linker, Prashant Pavashe, Werner Fudickar
Carbohydrates carrying thiol groups at the C-2 position have been attached to gold nanoparticles (AuNP) with stereocenters in close proximity to the surface for the first time. Their configurations can be clearly distinguished by the tendency of particle aggregation. AuNP surface plasmon resonance (SPR), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and IR spectroscopy indicate that the thiocarbohydrates replace citrate molecules at different rates causing aggregation and eventually precipitation. A quantitative formulation of this aggregation process shows that reactivities can vary by several magnitudes...
April 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443474/atp-citrate-lyase-is-increased-in-human-breast-cancer-depletion-of-which-promotes-apoptosis
#9
Diyu Wang, Lei Yin, Jinrong Wei, Zhixue Yang, Guoqin Jiang
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that is harmful to women's health around the world. Investigating the biological mechanism is, therefore, of pivotal importance to improve patients' prognoses. Compared to non-neoplastic tissues, enhanced glucose and lipid metabolism is one of the most common properties of malignant breast cancer. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) citrate lyase is a key enzyme linking aerobic glycolysis and fatty acid synthesis and is of high biological and prognostic significance in breast cancer...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442759/a-statistical-algorithm-showing-coenzyme-q10-and-citrate-synthase-as-biomarkers-for-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-enzyme-activities
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D Yubero, A Adin, R Montero, C Jou, C Jiménez-Mallebrera, A García-Cazorla, A Nascimento, M M O'Callaghan, J Montoya, L Gort, P Navas, A Ribes, M D Ugarte, R Artuch
Laboratory data interpretation for the assessment of complex biological systems remains a great challenge, as occurs in mitochondrial function research studies. The classical biochemical data interpretation of patients versus reference values may be insufficient, and in fact the current classifications of mitochondrial patients are still done on basis of probability criteria. We have developed and applied a mathematic agglomerative algorithm to search for correlations among the different biochemical variables of the mitochondrial respiratory chain in order to identify populations displaying correlation coefficients >0...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442516/in-vitro-study-of-the-thrombogenic-activity-of-platelet-derived-microparticles-from-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#11
Muyesai Nijiati, Abulijiang Saidaming, Li Guoqing
BACKGROUND: To observe the thrombogenic activity of platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs) in PMP-free plasma from non-coronary artery disease (non-CAD) patients and explore the relationship between PMPs and thrombosis in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. METHODS: Patients with ACS who were diagnosed at the outpatient department of cardiology in the People's Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and non-CAD subjects were enrolled in the study from January 2011 to December 2014...
March 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441628/potassium-deficiency-affects-the-carbon-nitrogen-balance-in-cotton-leaves
#12
Wei Hu, Taylor D Coomer, Dimitra A Loka, Derrick M Oosterhuis, Zhiguo Zhou
Potassium (K) plays important roles in the metabolism of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N), but studies of K deficiency affecting C-N balance are lacking. This study explored the influence of K deficiency on C-N interaction in cotton leaves by conducting a field experiment with cotton cultivar DP0912 under two K rates (K0: 0 kg K2O ha(-1) and K67: 67 kg K2O ha(-1)) and a controlled environment experiment with K-deficient solution (K1: 0 mM K(+)) and K-sufficient solution (K2: 6 mM K(+)). The results showed that leaf K content, leaf number, leaf area, boll number, reproductive dry weight and total dry weight were significant lower under K deficiency (K0 or K1)...
April 6, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441286/behavior-of-americium-in-simulated-wounds-in-nonhuman-primates
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Deepesh Poudel, Raymond A Guilmette, Luiz Bertelli, John A Klumpp, Richard R Brey
An americium solution injected intramuscularly into several nonhuman primates (NHPs) was found to behave differently than predicted by the wound models described in the NCRP Report 156. This was because the injection was made along with a citrate solution, which is known to be more soluble than chlorides, oxides, or nitrates on which the NCRP Report was based. A multi-exponential wound model specific to the injected americium solution was developed based on the retention in the intramuscular sites. The model was coupled with the americium systemic model to interpret the urinary excretion data and assess the intake, and it was determined that the models were adequate to predict early urinary excretion in most cases but unable to predict late urinary excretion...
June 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438648/the-superoxide-dismutase-mimetic-tempol-blunts-diabetes-induced-upregulation-of-nadph-oxidase-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-a-rat-model-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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Miles J De Blasio, Anand Ramalingam, Anh H Cao, Darnel Prakoso, Ji-Ming Ye, Raelene Pickering, Anna M D Watson, Judy B de Haan, David M Kaye, Rebecca H Ritchie
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress contributes to progression of diabetic nephropathy, which promotes end-stage renal failure in diabetic patients. This study was undertaken to investigate the actions of tempol and ramipril, pharmacological agents that target the consequences of NADPH oxidase, on diabetic nephropathy in a rat model of type 1 diabetes, with an emphasis on markers of ER stress. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were injected intravenously with a single bolus of streptozotocin (55mg/kg) to induce type 1 diabetes...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437520/academic-performance-motor-function-and-behavior-11-years-after-neonatal-caffeine-citrate-therapy-for-apnea-of-prematurity-an-11-year-follow-up-of-the-cap-randomized-clinical-trial
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Barbara Schmidt, Robin S Roberts, Peter J Anderson, Elizabeth V Asztalos, Lorrie Costantini, Peter G Davis, Deborah Dewey, Judy D'Ilario, Lex W Doyle, Ruth E Grunau, Diane Moddemann, Harvey Nelson, Arne Ohlsson, Alfonso Solimano, Win Tin
Importance: Caffeine citrate therapy for apnea of prematurity reduces the rates of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, severe retinopathy, and neurodevelopmental disability at 18 months and may improve motor function at 5 years. Objective: To evaluate whether neonatal caffeine therapy is associated with improved functional outcomes 11 years later. Design, Setting, and Participants: A follow-up study was conducted at 14 academic hospitals in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom from May 7, 2011, to May 27, 2016, of English- or French-speaking children who had been enrolled in the randomized, placebo-controlled Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity trial between October 11, 1999, and October 22, 2004...
April 24, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437457/tissue-factor-dependent-coagulation-activation-by-heme-a-thromboelastometry-study
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Gleice Regina de Souza, Bidossessi Wilfried Hounkpe, Maiara Marx Luz Fiusa, Marina Pereira Colella, Joyce M Annichino-Bizzacchi, Fabiola Traina, Fernando Ferreira Costa, Erich Vinicius De Paula
Heme has been characterized as potent trigger of inflammation. In hemostasis, although heme has been shown to both induce and inhibit different compartments of hemostasis, its net effect on the hemostatic balance, and the biological relevance of these effects remain to be determined. Herein we evaluated the effect of heme on hemostasis using a global assay able to generate clinically relevant data in several other complex hemostatic diseases. Citrated whole blood samples from healthy participants were stimulated by heme or vehicle and incubated for 4h at 37°C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436827/reductive-precipitation-of-sulfate-and-soluble-fe-iii-by-desulfovibrio-vulgaris-electron-donor-regulates-intracellular-electron-flow-and-nano-fes-crystallization
#17
Chen Zhou, Yun Zhou, Bruce E Rittmann
Fully understanding the metabolism of SRB provides fundamental guidelines for allowing the microorganisms to provide more beneficial services in water treatment and resource recovery. The electron-transfer pathway of sulfate respiration by Desulfovibrio vulgaris is well studied, but still partly unresolved. Here we provide deeper insight by comprehensively monitoring metabolite changes during D. vulgaris metabolism with two electron donors, lactate and pyruvate, in presence or absence of citrate-chelated soluble Fe(III) as an additional competing electron acceptor...
April 19, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436657/role-of-humic-acid-in-the-stability-of-ag-nanoparticles-in-sub-oxic-conditions
#18
Christopher J Milne, Dan J Lapworth, Daren C Gooddy, Christine N Elgy, Eugenia Valsami-Jones
Stability and temporal changes in size distributions have been observed for citrate- and polyvinylpyrrolidone- (PVP) capped silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), in the presence or absence of sulfide and natural organic matter (NOM - as humic acid), whilst under sub-oxic conditions. There were substantial differences in the influence of the two capping agents, with PVP-AgNPs showing few or no significant changes in apparent stability or particle size distribution under the conditions examined, whilst the apparent size distributions of citrate-capped AgNPs changed rapidly...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436435/structure-and-function-of-the-divalent-anion-na-symporter-from-vibrio-cholerae-and-a-humanized-variant
#19
Rongxin Nie, Steven Stark, Jindrich Symersky, Ronald S Kaplan, Min Lu
Integral membrane proteins of the divalent anion/Na(+) symporter (DASS) family translocate dicarboxylate, tricarboxylate or sulphate across cell membranes, typically by utilizing the preexisting Na(+) gradient. The molecular determinants for substrate recognition by DASS remain obscure, largely owing to the absence of any substrate-bound DASS structure. Here we present 2.8-Å resolution X-ray structures of VcINDY, a DASS from Vibrio cholerae that catalyses the co-transport of Na(+) and succinate. These structures portray the Na(+)-bound VcINDY in complexes with succinate and citrate, elucidating the binding sites for substrate and two Na(+) ions...
April 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435711/tricaesium-citrate-monohydrate-cs3c6h5o7%C3%A2-h2o-crystal-structure-and-dft-comparison
#20
Alagappa Rammohan, Amy A Sarjeant, James A Kaduk
The crystal structure of tricaesium citrate monohydrate, 3Cs(+)·C6H5O7(3-)·H2O, has been solved and refined using laboratory X-ray single-crystal diffraction data, and optimized using density functional techniques. This compound is isostructural to the K(+) and Rb(+) compounds with the same formula. The three independent Cs cations are eight-, eight-, and seven-coordinate, with bond-valence sums of 0.91, 1.22, and 1.12 valence units. The coordination polyhedra link into a three-dimensional framework. The hy-droxy group forms the usual S(5) hydrogen bond with the central carboxyl-ate group, and the water mol-ecule acts as a donor in two strong hydrogen bonds...
April 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
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