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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105698/characterization-and-in-vivo-regulon-determination-of-an-ecf-sigma-factor-and-its-cognate-anti-sigma-factor-in-nostoc-punctiforme
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Nicole Bell, Jamie J Lee, Michael L Summers
Based on primary sequence comparisons and genomic context, Npun_F4153 (SigG)/Npun_F4154 (SapG) of the cyanobacterium Nostoc punctiforme were hypothesized to encode an ECF sigma factor/anti-sigma factor pair. Transcription of sigG increased in heterocysts and akinetes, and after EDTA treatment. Interaction between SigG and the predicted cytoplasmic domain of SapG was observed in vitro. A SigG-GFP translational fusion protein localized to the periphery of vegetative cells in vivo, but lost this association following heat stress...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104321/the-influence-of-various-irrigants-on-the-accuracy-of-2-electronic-apex-locators-in-locating-simulated-root-perforations
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Demet Altunbaş, Alper Kuştarcı, Mustafa Toyoğlu
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of the Dentaport ZX (Morita Co, Kyoto, Japan) and the Rootor (Meta Biomed, Cheongwon-gun, Korea) electronic apex locators (EALs) in detecting root perforations in dry conditions and in the presence of the following irrigation solutions: 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), 0.9% saline solution (NaCl), and 17% EDTA. METHODS: Twenty extracted, single-rooted human teeth were perforated artificially in the middle section...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102038/edta-is-superior-to-dtt-treatment-for-overcoming-the-prozone-effect-in-hla-antibody-testing
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J Wang, J R Meade, N K Brown, J G Weidner, S R Marino
A limitation of solid-phase human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibody assays is the falsely low/negative result of samples with high-titer antibodies, a phenomenon known as the prozone effect. Here we compared the efficacy of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and dithiothreitol (DTT) treatment of serum samples in overcoming the prozone effect. A total of 21 serum samples were treated with either EDTA or DTT before HLA single antigen bead assay. The efficacy of prozone effect reversal, compared with untreated samples, was examined on fourfold, serially diluted samples, from neat to 1:256, using PBS as diluent...
February 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100345/-anti-%C3%AE-2-gp%C3%A2-antibodies-accelerate-the-formation-of-atherosclerosis-in-high-fat-diet-fed-apoe-deficient-mice
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X Y Wang, H Zhou, X J Zhu, L F Xia, C He, Q Q Cai, T Wang
Objective: To investigate the effects of anti-β(2) glycoprotein Ⅰ(β(2)GPⅠ) antibody on atherosclerosis in ApoE deficient mice. Methods: A total of 24 male ApoE deficient mice of specific pathogen free level(six to eight-week old)were divided into normal control group, high fat diet group, high fat diet with anti-β(2)GPⅠ group, high fat diet with homologous control antibody group (n=6 each group). During the feeding period, mice were weighed every 2 weeks and were intraperitoneally injected with anti-β(2)GPⅠIgG (100 μg/per) and homologous control IgG (100 μg/per) according to grouping once a week...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099451/drawbacks-of-dialysis-procedures-for-removal-of-edta
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Andreia Mónico, Eva Martínez-Senra, F Javier Cañada, Silvia Zorrilla, Dolores Pérez-Sala
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is a chelating agent commonly used in protein purification, both to eliminate contaminating divalent cations and to inhibit protease activity. For a number of subsequent applications EDTA needs to be exhaustively removed. Most purification methods rely in extensive dialysis and/or gel filtration in order to exchange or remove protein buffer components, including metal chelators. We report here that dialysis protocols, even as extensive as those typically employed for protein refolding, may not effectively remove EDTA, which is reduced only by approximately two-fold and it also persists after spin-column gel filtration, as determined by NMR and by colorimetric methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099122/parathormone-stability-in-hemodialyzed-patients-and-healthy-subjects-comparison-on-non-centrifuged-edta-and-serum-samples-with-second-and-third-generation-assays
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Marie-Louise Schleck, Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Pierre Delanaye, Mario Plebani, Etienne Cavalier
BACKGROUND: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) stability is important. Many studies have shown divergent results between EDTA and serum, which are mainly linked to differences in protocols or cut-offs used to determine whether or not PTH remained stable. No studies have yet compared PTH stability as measured by second- and third-generation assays on the same samples in hemodialyzed patients and healthy subjects. METHODS: Five pairs of samples (EDTA and gel tubes) were obtained in 10 hemodialyzed patients before a dialysis session and in 10 healthy subjects...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094993/the-biophysics-of-artificially-expanded-genetic-information-systems-thermodynamics-of-dna-duplexes-containing-matches-and-mismatches-involving-2-amino-3-nitropyridin-6-one-z-and-imidazo-1-2-a-1-3-5-triazin-4-8h-one-p
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Xiaoyu Wang, Shuichi Hoshika, Raymond J Peterson, Myong-Jung Kim, Steven A Benner, Jason D Kahn
Synthetic nucleobases presenting non-Watson Crick arrangements of hydrogen bond donor and acceptor groups can form additional nucleotide pairs that stabilize duplex DNA independent of the standard A:T and G:C pairs. The pair between 2-amino-3-nitropyridin-6-one 2'-deoxyriboside (presenting a {donor-donor-acceptor} hydrogen bonding pattern on the Watson-Crick face of the small component, trivially designated Z) and imidazo[1,2-a]-1,3,5-triazin-4(8H)one 2'-deoxyriboside (presenting an {acceptor-acceptor-donor} hydrogen bonding pattern on the large component, trivially designated P) is one of these extra pairs for which a substantial amount of molecular biology has been developed...
January 17, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091810/severe-lead-toxicosis-in-a-lionhead-rabbit
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Kristen M Walter, Karyn Bischoff, Ricardo de Matos
INTRODUCTION: Lead toxicosis occurs in veterinary patients, with few reports involving rabbits, and no previous reports using oral calcium disodium EDTA. CASE REPORT: A 7-year-old male castrated Lionhead rabbit presented to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) for evaluation after a 2-day history of lethargy and a 2-week history of hyporexia. The patient had been observed pulling paint from the walls of the home, a house built circa 1900, in the months prior to presentation...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091592/effective-extraction-of-arabidopsis-adherent-seed-mucilage-by-ultrasonic-treatment
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Xianhai Zhao, Lijun Qiao, Ai-Min Wu
The Arabidopsis seed coat is composed of two layers of mucilage, a water-soluble non-adherent outer layer and an adherent inner layer. The non-adherent mucilage can easily be extracted by gentle shaking. However, adherent mucilage is extremely difficult to dissociate from the seed coat. Despite various treatments to extract the adherent mucilage, including EDTA, ammonium oxalate, dilute alkali or acid washes, most of it remains on the seed coat. Here, we show for the first time the extraction of almost all of the adherent mucilage from the Arabidopsis seed coat...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089650/neither-quantification-by-qpcr-nor-quantitative-elisa-can-be-used-to-discriminate-angus-cattle-for-resistance-susceptibility-to-babesia-bovis
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Rodrigo Giglioti, Henrique Nunes Oliveira, Adriana Mércia Guaratini Ibelli, Talita Barban Bilhassi, Thalita Athiê Néo, Clarissa Helena Santana, Márcio Dias Rabelo, Rosângela Zacarias Machado, Ana Carolina de Souza Chagas, Márcia Cristina de Sena Oliveira
With the aim of finding quantitative phenotypic traits that can be used to discriminate the levels of resistance/susceptibility to Babesia bovis, we estimated the repeatability and correlation between the level of infection, determined by the number of copies of a fragment of the gene that encodes cytochrome B (NC mt-cyB) of B. bovis, and the levels of the anti-B. bovis antibodies, in blood samples collected from 51 Angus cattle on two different occasions. Samples with the anticoagulant EDTA were used for DNA extraction and without anticoagulant for separation of the blood serum...
November 21, 2016: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088615/cloning-heterologous-expression-and-biochemical-characterization-of-a-non-specific-endoglucanase-family-12-from-aspergillus-terreus-nih2624
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Fernando Segato, Bruno Dias, Gabriela L Berto, Dyoni M de Oliveira, Flávio H M De Souza, Matheus Augusto R N da Silva, Ana Paula Citadini, Mario T Murakami, André R L Damásio, Fábio Márcio Squina, Igor Polikarpov
The cellulases from Glycoside Hydrolyses family 12 (GH12) play an important role in cellulose degradation and plant cell wall deconstruction being widely used in a number of bioindustrial processes. Aiming to contribute toward better comprehension of these class of the enzymes, here we describe a high-yield secretion of a endoglucanase GH12 from Aspegillus terreus (AtGH12), which was cloned and expressed in Aspergillus nidulans strain A773. The purified protein was used for complete biochemical and functional characterization...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077275/investigations-of-blood-ammonia-analysis-test-matrices-storage-and-stability
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Brittany N Goldstein, Jordan Wesler, Amy S Nowacki, Edmunds Reineks, Marvin R Natowicz
An assessment of blood ammonia concentration is common medical practice in the evaluation of an individual with an unexplained mental status change or coma. The determination of a blood ammonia level is most commonly done using a glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH)-based assay, although there are many potential sources of artifact and the literature is inconsistent regarding key preanalytic issues. Using a GLDH-based assay, we first investigated matrix effects using three anticoagulants: heparin, EDTA and oxalate...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076457/removal-of-calcium-hydroxide-from-weine-type-ii-systems-using-photon-induced-photoacoustic-streaming-passive-ultrasonic-and-needle-irrigation-a-microcomputed-tomography-study
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Adam Lloyd, Geraldine Navarrete, Melissa Andreia Marchesan, David Clement
Objective: This study compared the effectiveness of Er:YAG laser-activated irrigation (PIPS), passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI) with EndoUltra and standard needle irrigation (SNI) in the removal of calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] from the mesial roots of Weine Type II mandibular molars. Material and Methods: Thirty mandibular molars were screened by µCT for the presence of mesial roots with complex intra-canal anatomy and a common apical foramen. The teeth were enlarged to a standardized 25/...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069401/analytes-related-to-erythrocyte-metabolism-are-reliable-biomarkers-for-preanalytical-error-due-to-delayed-plasma-processing-in-metabolomics-studies
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Mahim Jain, Adam D Kennedy, Sarah H Elsea, Marcus J Miller
INTRODUCTION: Delaying plasma separation after phlebotomy (processing delay) can cause perturbations of numerous small molecule analytes. This poses a major challenge to the clinical application of metabolomics analyses. We define the analyte changes that occur during processing delays and generate a model for the post hoc detection of this preanalytical error. METHODS: Using an untargeted metabolomics platform we analyzed EDTA-preserved plasma specimens harvested after processing delays lasting from minutes to days...
January 6, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068579/changes-in-fatty-acid-metabolism-induced-by-varied-micro-supplementation-with-zinc-in-snails-helix-pomatia-gastropoda-pulmonata
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Danuta Kowalczyk-Pecka, Stanisław Pecka, Edyta Kowalczuk-Vasilev
We analyzed the changes in the profile of fatty acids (FA) in the foot tissues and hepatopancreas (HP) of snails Helix pomatia exposed to five microdoses of zinc (0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, or 1mg/l) administered in the form of a pure salt solution and in the form of EDTA and lysine chelates. Selection from a pool of 56 fatty acids analyzed in snail tissues yielded a set of 12 biomarker acids undergoing significant changes in contact with toxic substances. The selection criteria included the greatest percentage among the FA profile and their significant role in physiological processes...
January 6, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067375/unusual-n-oxide-formation-in-the-peroxidation-of-cobalt-ii-ethylenediaminetetraacetates
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Yu-Chen Yang, Rui Wu, Yan Cai, Zhao-Hui Zhou
Unlike the usual formations of peroxo and superoxo cobalt products as oxygen carriers, N-oxido cobalt(ii) ethylenediaminetetraacetates K4[Co2(edtaO2)2]·nH2O [n = 6.5 (1), 10 (2), H4edta = ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, C10H16O8N2] and their aggregate [Co2(edtaO2)(H2O)6]n·2nH2O (3) were obtained as dioxygen insertion products. The cobalt ions in dimers 1 and 2 are hexa-coordinated by two edtaO2 ligands in different configurations respectively, which is attributed to the packing of an interesting (H2O)12 water cluster in 2...
January 9, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065860/influence-of-ultrasonic-activation-over-final-irrigants-in-the-removal-of-photosensitizer-from-root-canal-walls-after-photodynamic-therapy
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Matheus Albino Souza, Bianca Pazinatto, Karolina Frick Bischoff, Huriel Scartazzini Palhano, Doglas Cecchin, José Antônio Poli de Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of ultrasonic activation (US) of the final irrigant in the removal of the photosensitizer from root canal walls after photodynamic therapy. METHODS: The root canals of 60 single-rooted bovine extracted teeth were filled with 0.01% methylene blue and submitted to photodynamic therapy for 90seconds. After that, the roots were divided into six groups (n=10) according to the final irrigation protocol: distilled water (DW), DW+US, 17% EDTA, QMix, EDTA+US, and QMix+US...
January 5, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061871/lamp-kit-for-diagnosis-of-non-falciparum-malaria-in-plasmodium-ovale-infected-patients
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Juan Cuadros, Alexandra Martin Ramírez, Iveth J González, Xavier C Ding, Ramon Perez Tanoira, Gerardo Rojo-Marcos, Peña Gómez-Herruz, Jose Miguel Rubio
BACKGROUND: Microscopy and rapid diagnosis tests have a limited sensitivity in diagnosis of malaria by Plasmodium ovale. The LAMP kit (LoopAMP®) can be used in the field without special equipment and could have an important role in malaria control programmes in endemic areas and for malaria diagnosis in returned travellers. The performance of the Pan primer of the kit in detecting malaria by P. ovale was compared with the results of standard nPCR in samples of patients returning from P...
January 7, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059164/pyruvic-oxime-dioxygenase-from-heterotrophic-nitrifier-alcaligenes-faecalis-is-a-nonheme-fe-ii-dependent-enzyme-homologous-to-class-ii-aldolase
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Shuhei Tsujino, Chisato Uematsu, Hideo Dohra, Taketomo Fujiwara
Pyruvic oxime dioxygenase (POD), a key enzyme in heterotrophic nitrification, was purified from Alcaligenes faecalis, and the molecular and catalytic characteristics were reexamined. POD was purified as the homotetramer of the subunit whose molecular weight was 30,000. The deduced amino acid sequence of POD was homologous with a class II aldolase that has been regarded as the Zn((II))-dependent enzyme catalyzing aldol reactions. The recombinant protein showed weak POD activity, and was activated by reconstitution with Fe((II))...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056841/thymus-activity-measured-by-t-cell-receptor-excision-circles-in-patients-with-different-severities-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Kiran Aftab Gul, Tonje Sonerud, Hans O Fjærli, Britt Nakstad, Tore Gunnar Abrahamsen, Christopher S Inchley
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is an important cause of hospitalization in previously healthy infants. Immunological mechanisms predisposing infants to severe disease are poorly understood. Early biomarkers for disease severity may assist clinical decisions. We investigated T-cell receptor excision circles (TREC), episomal DNA made during thymic T-cell receptor rearrangement, and a marker for thymus activity, both during disease and in neonatal screening cards as a risk factor for RSV disease severity...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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