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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817887/re-clinical-genetic-biochemical-and-testicular-biopsy-findings-among-1-213-men-evaluated-for-infertility
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Craig Niederberger
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September 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817667/glycoprotein-ib-activation-by-thrombin-stimulates-the-energy-metabolism-in-human-platelets
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Norma Corona de la Peña, Manuel Gutiérrez-Aguilar, Ileana Hernández-Reséndiz, Álvaro Marín-Hernández, Sara Rodríguez-Enríquez
Thrombin-induced platelet activation requires substantial amounts of ATP. However, the specific contribution of each ATP-generating pathway i.e., oxidative phosphorylation (OxPhos) versus glycolysis and the biochemical mechanisms involved in the thrombin-induced activation of energy metabolism remain unclear. Here we report an integral analysis on the role of both energy pathways in human platelets activated by several agonists, and the signal transducing mechanisms associated with such activation. We found that thrombin, Trap-6, arachidonic acid, collagen, A23187, epinephrine and ADP significantly increased glycolytic flux (3-38 times vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817659/resveratrol-improves-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-downregulating-hif-1%C3%AE-expression-and-mitochondrial-ros-production
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Zhenhua Ma, Yangmin Zhang, Qingchun Li, Meng Xu, Jigang Bai, Shengli Wu
Oxidative stress has been demonstrated to be involved in the etiology of alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD). Previous studies had demonstrated that resveratrol (RES) could reduce oxidative stress by different mechanisms. However, the effect of RES on alcohol-induced fatty liver remains unclear. In the present study, a total of 48 male SD rats were divided into three groups: Control, AFLD, and RES groups. Rats were administered with either nothing or 65% vol/vol alcohol (5 ml/kg/day in the first three days, and then 10 ml/kg/day in the following days) with or without RES supplementation (250 mg/kg/day) for 4 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817564/cell-cycle-related-kinase-ccrk-regulates-ciliogenesis-and-hedgehog-signaling-in-mice
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Ashley Snouffer, Desmond Brown, Hankyu Lee, Jonathon Walsh, Floria Lupu, Ryan Norman, Karl Lechtreck, Hyuk Wan Ko, Jonathan Eggenschwiler
The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway plays a key role in cell fate specification, proliferation, and survival during mammalian development. Cells require a small organelle, the primary cilium, to respond properly to Hh signals and the key regulators of Hh signal transduction exhibit dynamic localization to this organelle when the pathway is activated. Here, we investigate the role of Cell Cycle Related kinase (CCRK) in regulation of cilium-dependent Hh signaling in the mouse. Mice mutant for Ccrk exhibit a variety of developmental defects indicative of inappropriate regulation of this pathway...
August 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817092/biochemical-and-comparative-transcriptomic-analyses-identify-candidate-genes-related-to-variegation-formation-in-paeonia-rockii
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Qianqian Shi, Long Li, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Jianrang Luo, Xiang Li, Lijuan Zhai, Lixia He, Yanlong Zhang
Paeonia rockii is a wild tree peony species with large and dark purple variegations at the base of its petals. It is the genetic resource for various variegation patterns in tree peony cultivars, which is in contrast to the pure white petals of Paeonia ostii. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the formation of variegation in this plant is still unknown. Here, we conducted Illumina transcriptome sequencing for P. rockii, P. ostii (with pure white petals) and their F1 individuals (with purple-red variegation)...
August 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816645/a-systems-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-using-biochemical-systems-theory
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Hemalatha Sasidharakurup, Nidheesh Melethadathil, Bipin Nair, Shyam Diwakar
Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder, affects millions of people and has gained attention because of its clinical roles affecting behaviors related to motor and nonmotor symptoms. Although studies on PD from various aspects are becoming popular, few rely on predictive systems modeling approaches. Using Biochemical Systems Theory (BST), this article attempts to model and characterize dopaminergic cell death and understand pathophysiology of progression of PD. PD pathways were modeled using stochastic differential equations incorporating law of mass action, and initial concentrations for the modeled proteins were obtained from literature...
August 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816632/the-liver-circadian-clock-modulates-biochemical-and-physiological-responses-to-metformin
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Emma Henriksson, Anne-Laure Huber, Erin K Soto, Anna Kriebs, Megan E Vaughan, Drew Duglan, Alanna B Chan, Stephanie J Papp, Madelena Nguyen, Megan E Afetian, Katja A Lamia
Metformin is widely used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes to lower blood glucose. Although metformin is a relatively safe and effective drug, its clinical efficacy is variable and under certain circumstances it may contribute to life-threatening lactic acidosis. Thus, additional understanding of metformin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics could provide important information regarding therapeutic use of this widely prescribed drug. Here we report a significant effect of time of day on acute blood glucose reduction in response to metformin administration and on blood lactate levels in healthy mice...
August 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816608/function-of-plasma-membrane-microdomain-associated-proteins-during-legume-nodulation
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Zhenzhen Qiao, Marc Libault
Plasma membrane microdomains are plasma membrane sub-compartments enriched in sphingolipids and sterols, and composed by a specific set of proteins. They are involved in recognizing signal molecules, transducing these signals, and controlling endocytosis and exocytosis processes. In a recent study, applying biochemical and microscopic methods, we characterized the soybean GmFWL1 protein, a major regulator of soybean nodulation, as a new membrane microdomain-associated protein. Interestingly, upon rhizobia inoculation of the soybean root system, GmFWL1 and one of its interacting partners, GmFLOT2/4, both translocate to the root hair cell tip, the primary site of interaction and infection between soybean and Rhizobium...
August 17, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816597/the-ulk-complex-initiates-autophagosome-formation-at-phosphatidylinositol-synthase-enriched-er-subdomains
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Taki Nishimura, Noboru Mizushima
In our recent paper, we biochemically analyzed autophagosome-related membranes at the initiation stage of macroautophagy/autophagy using atg knockout (KO) cells and demonstrated that the ULK complex is recruited to 2 distinct membranes: the ER membrane and ATG9A-positive autophagosome precursors. We have also identified phosphatidylinositol synthase (PIS)-enriched ER subdomains as the initiation site of autophagosome formation. Based on these findings, we propose that the ULK complex, the PIS-enriched ER subdomain, and ATG9A vesicles together initiate autophagosome formation...
August 17, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816534/seven-familial-dysalbuminemic-hyperthyroxinemia-cases-in-three-unrelated-japanese-families-and-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-analysis-of-the-thyroxine-binding-profile
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Hidekazu Nagano, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Naofumi Ishikawa, Yuya Watanabe, Yui Miyabayashi, Akitoshi Nakayama, Masanori Fujimoto, Eri Komai, Akina Shiga, Ai Tamura, Takashi Kono, Tomoko Takiguchi, Seiichiro Higuchi, Ikki Sakuma, Naoko Hashimoto, Sawako Suzuki, Hisashi Koide, Kotaro Yokote, Tomoaki Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: Familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia (FDH) is caused by abnormal human serum albumin (HSA) with an increased thyroxine (T4) affinity leading to euthyroid hyperthyroxinemia. One- and two-step immunoassay of serum samples from FDH patients (e.g., Japanese patients) with the HSA R218P mutation can yield false-positive free thyroxine (FT4) results. Therefore, it is difficult to distinguish FDH from syndrome of inappropriate secretion of thyroid-stimulating hormone (e.g., syndrome of resistance to thyroid hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone [TSH]-producing pituitary adenoma), even when multiple assays are used...
August 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816531/prevalence-and-predictors-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-amongpatients-with-urolithiasis
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S Sharma, A Rastogi, S K Bhadada, P Singh, S Varshney, A Behera, A Bhansali, S K Singh, D S Rao
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis may be the only presenting manifestation of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), and early detection of PHPT in such patients may prevent future urolithiasis and other PHPT complications. OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence and predictors of PHPT in patients presenting with urolithiasis. SUBJECTS & METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting with urolithiasis were evaluated for clinical and biochemical manifestations of PHPT with serum and urine calcium, serum intact parathyroid hormone and 25 (OH) vitamin D...
August 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816463/signaling-related-mobility-changes-in-bacterial-chemotaxis-receptors-revealed-by-solid-state-nmr
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Maryam Kashefi, Lynmarie K Thompson
Bacteria employ remarkable membrane-bound nanoarrays to sense their environment and direct their swimming. Arrays consist of chemotaxis receptor trimers of dimers that are bridged at their membrane-distal tips by rings of two cytoplasmic proteins, a kinase CheA and a coupling protein CheW. It is not clear how ligand binding to the periplasmic domain of the receptor deactivates the CheA kinase bound to the cytoplasmic tip ~300 Å away, but the mechanism is thought to involve changes in dynamics within the cytoplasmic domain...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816457/a-coupled-cluster-investigation-of-sno-radical-isomers-and-their-reactions-with-hydrogen-atom-insight-into-structures-conformers-barriers-and-energetics
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Manoj Kumar, Joseph S Francisco
High-level coupled cluster theory with single and double excitation, and including a perturbative triples correction (CCSD(T)) method and a series of Dunning's augmented correlation consistent basis sets, aug-cc-pVXZ (X=D, T, Q and 5) was applied to examine the conformational landscape of SNO radical system. The basis set has an important effect on the relative stability of SNO radical isomers, and the NSO radical is the most stable member of SNO radical family. This is in contrast to previous density functional theory prediction suggesting SNO radical is the most stable isomer...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816451/palladium-catalyzed-cascade-assembly-of-tricyclic-spiroethers-from-diene-alcohol-precursors
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David Lankri, Yelena Mostinski, Dmitry Tsvelikhovsky
Palladium-catalyzed carboetherification-Heck reactions to form tricyclic spiroethers, which are frequently observed as scaffold segments of various biochemical compounds, from simple diene-alcohols have been carried out in a cascade fashion. This is the first attempt to link simple alcohols with diverse, medium-sized spiroether architectures. The reported synthetic strategy is short, robust, and offers rapid delivery of a broad spectrum of tricyclic spiranoid ethers.
August 17, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816316/hydrogel-scaffolds-for-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Qiutong Huang, Yijie Zou, Maria C Arno, Shuai Chen, Tao Wang, Jingyi Gao, Andrew P Dove, Jianzhong Du
Natural extracellular matrices (ECMs) have been widely used as a support for the adhesion, migration, differentiation, and proliferation of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). However, poor mechanical behavior and unpredictable biodegradation properties of natural ECMs considerably limit their potential for bioapplications and raise the need for different, synthetic scaffolds. Hydrogels are regarded as the most promising alternative materials as a consequence of their excellent swelling properties and their resemblance to soft tissues...
August 17, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816169/long-term-results-of-a-randomized-trial-comparing-iridium-implant-plus-external-beam-radiation-therapy-with-external-beam-radiation-therapy-alone-in-node-negative-locally-advanced-cancer-of-the-prostate
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Ian S Dayes, Sameer Parpia, Jaclyn Gilbert, Jim A Julian, Ian R Davis, Mark N Levine, Jinka Sathya
PURPOSE: To determine the impact on long-term survival from the addition of brachytherapy to external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in patients with prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 1992 and 1997, 104 men with cT2-3, surgically staged node-negative prostate cancer were randomized to receive either EBRT (40 Gy/20 fractions) with iridium implant (35 Gy/48 hours) or EBRT alone (66 Gy/33 fractions) to the prostate. According to T stage, Gleason score, and prostate-specific antigen level, 60% of patients had high-risk disease...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816074/prostate-specific-antigen-after-salvage-radiotherapy-for-postprostatectomy-biochemical-recurrence-predicts-long-term-outcome-including-overall-survival
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Detlef Bartkowiak, Reinhard Thamm, Dirk Bottke, Alessandra Siegmann, Dirk Böhmer, Volker Budach, Thomas Wiegel
BACKGROUND: For patients with recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy (RP), salvage radiotherapy (SRT) is a second chance of cure. However, depending on risk factors, 40-70% of the patients experience further progression. With a focus on the pre- and post-SRT serum level of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), we assessed the determinants of the long-term outcome after SRT. PATIENT AND METHODS: Between 1997 and 2011, 464 patients received 3D-conformal SRT with median 66...
August 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815819/novel-consortium-of-klebsiella-variicola-and-lactobacillus-species-enhances-the-functional-potential-of-fermented-dairy-products-by-increasing-the-availability-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-and-the-amount-of-distinctive-volatiles
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H Rosales-Bravo, H C Morales-Torres, J Vázquez-Martínez, J Molina-Torres, V Olalde-Portugal, L P Partida-Martínez
AIMS: Identify novel bacterial taxa that could increase the availability of branched-chain amino acids and the amount of distinctive volatiles during skim milk fermentation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We recovered 344 bacterial isolates from stool samples of healthy and breastfed infants. Five were selected based on their ability to produce branched-chain amino acids. Three strains were identified as Escherichia coli, one as Klebsiella pneumoniae and other as Klebsiella variicola by molecular and biochemical methods...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815779/short-term-teriparatide-and-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-for-regenerative-approach-to-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-a-preliminary-study
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Junho Jung, Hee-Young Yoo, Gyu-Tae Kim, Jung-Woo Lee, Yeon-Ah Lee, Deog-Yoon Kim, Yong-Dae Kwon
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether adjunct teriparatide administration and local application of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) is beneficial for the regeneration of jaw bone in patient with medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study enrolled 17 patients diagnosed with MRONJ. All patients received sequestrectomy under general or local anesthesia with suspension of bisphosphonate. The bone regeneration ratio was compared on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, acquired immediately post-operation and after 3-months...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815760/impact-microindentation-consistency-of-serial-measurements-and-alterations-in-patients-with-paget-s-disease-of-the-tibia
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Frank Malgo, Neveen A T Hamdy, Socrates E Papapoulos, Natasha M Appelman-Dijkstra
Impact microindentation is a new technique for the in vivo measurement of tissue-level properties of cortical bone in humans. To address issues related to the proper application of IMI in clinical practice and to directly examine cortical bone properties in patients with tibia pathology, we studied 11 subjects without tibia pathology and 9 patients with Paget's disease of the tibia in biochemical remission after bisphosphonate treatment. Serial indentations in the tibiae of both legs were performed in all subjects by a single operator until 10 adequate measurements were obtained in each tibia...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
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