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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909894/antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-vs-local-minocycline-in-addition-to-non-surgical-therapy-of-deep-periodontal-pockets-a-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
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Laura Tabenski, Daniel Moder, Fabian Cieplik, Frederike Schenke, Karl-Anton Hiller, Wolfgang Buchalla, Gottfried Schmalz, Michael Christgau
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the additional influence of either antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT; Helbo® Photodynamic Systems) or local application of minocycline microspheres (MC; Arestin, OraPharma) on clinical and microbiological healing results in deep periodontal pockets (PPD ≥6 mm) following non-surgical periodontal therapy (SRP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients with chronic periodontitis were evaluated: test group aPDT + SRP (n = 15), positive control group MC + SRP (n = 15), and negative control group SRP-alone (n = 15)...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905431/the-snd-proteins-constitute-an-alternative-targeting-route-to-the-endoplasmic-reticulum
#2
Naama Aviram, Tslil Ast, Elizabeth A Costa, Eric C Arakel, Silvia G Chuartzman, Calvin H Jan, Sarah Haßdenteufel, Johanna Dudek, Martin Jung, Stefan Schorr, Richard Zimmermann, Blanche Schwappach, Jonathan S Weissman, Maya Schuldiner
In eukaryotes, up to one-third of cellular proteins are targeted to the endoplasmic reticulum, where they undergo folding, processing, sorting and trafficking to subsequent endomembrane compartments. Targeting to the endoplasmic reticulum has been shown to occur co-translationally by the signal recognition particle (SRP) pathway or post-translationally by the mammalian transmembrane recognition complex of 40 kDa (TRC40) and homologous yeast guided entry of tail-anchored proteins (GET) pathways. Despite the range of proteins that can be catered for by these two pathways, many proteins are still known to be independent of both SRP and GET, so there seems to be a critical need for an additional dedicated pathway for endoplasmic reticulum relay...
November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900448/the-archaeal-signal-recognition-particle-present-understanding-and-future-perspective
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REVIEW
Sayandeep Gupta, Mousam Roy, Abhrajyoti Ghosh
The signal recognition particle (SRP) and its receptor constitute universally conserved and essential cellular machinery that controls the proper membrane localization of nascent polypeptides with the transmembrane domain. In the past decade, there has been an immense advancement in our understanding of this targeting machine in all three domains of life. A significant portion of such progress came from the structural analysis of archaeal SRP components. Despite the availability of structural insights from different archaeal SRP components, little is known about protein translocation in this domain of life compared to either bacteria or eukaryotes...
November 29, 2016: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899719/a-novel-hypothesis-for-histone-to-protamine-transition-in-bos-taurus-spermatozoa
#4
Gerly Sillaste, Lauris Kaplinski, Riho Meier, Ülle Jaakma, Elo Eriste, Andres Salumets
DNA compaction with protamines in sperm is essential for successful fertilization. However, a portion of sperm chromatin remains less tightly packed with histones, which genomic location and function remain unclear. We extracted and sequenced histone-associated DNA from sperm of nine ejaculates from three bulls. We found that the fraction of retained histones varied between samples but the variance was similar between samples from the same and different individuals. The most conserved regions showed similar abundance across all samples, while in other regions their presence correlated with the size of histone fraction...
November 29, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899666/structures-of-human-srp72-complexes-provide-insights-into-srp-rna-remodeling-and-ribosome-interaction
#5
Matthias M M Becker, Karine Lapouge, Bernd Segnitz, Klemens Wild, Irmgard Sinning
Co-translational protein targeting and membrane protein insertion is a fundamental process and depends on the signal recognition particle (SRP). In mammals, SRP is composed of the SRP RNA crucial for SRP assembly and function and six proteins. The two largest proteins SRP68 and SRP72 form a heterodimer and bind to a regulatory site of the SRP RNA. Despite their essential roles in the SRP pathway, structural information has been available only for the SRP68 RNA-binding domain (RBD). Here we present the crystal structures of the SRP68 protein-binding domain (PBD) in complex with SRP72-PBD and of the SRP72-RBD bound to the SRP S domain (SRP RNA, SRP19 and SRP68) detailing all interactions of SRP72 within SRP...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895124/anionic-phospholipids-and-the-albino3-translocase-activate-srp-receptor-interaction-during-lhcp-targeting
#6
Sowmya Chandrasekar, Shu-Ou Shan
The universally conserved signal recognition particle (SRP) cotranslationally delivers newly synthesized membrane and secretory proteins to the target cellular membrane. The only exception is found in the chloroplast of green plants, where the chloroplast SRP (cpSRP) post-translationally targets light harvesting chlorophyll a/b binding proteins (LHCP) to the thylakoid membrane. The mechanism and regulation of this post-translational mode of targeting by cpSRP remain unclear. Using biochemical and biophysical methods, here we show that anionic phospholipids activate the cpSRP receptor cpFtsY to promote rapid and stable cpSRP54-cpFtsY complex assembly...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895118/co-evolution-of-two-gtpases-enables-efficient-protein-targeting-in-an-rna-less-chloroplast-signal-recognition-particle-pathway
#7
Sowmya Chandrasekar, Michael J Sweredoski, Chang Ho Sohn, Sonja Hess, Shu-Ou Shan
Signal Recognition Particle (SRP) is an essential ribonucleoprotein particle that mediates the co-translational targeting of newly synthesized proteins to cellular membranes. The SRP RNA is a universally conserved component of SRP that mediates key interactions between two GTPases in SRP and its receptor, and thus enables rapid delivery of cargo to the target membrane. Notably, this essential RNA is bypassed in the chloroplast SRP (cpSRP) of green plants. Previously, we showed that the cpSRP and cpSRP receptor GTPases (cpSRP54 and cpFtsY, respectively) could interact efficiently by themselves without the SRP RNA...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890880/myopericarditis-in-a-case-of-anti-signal-recognition-particle-anti-srp-antibody-positive-myopathy
#8
Mariko Tanaka, Naoki Gamou, Hirohiko Shizukawa, Emiko Tsuda, Shun Shimohama
A 79 year-old female was admitted to our hospital because of high serum creatine kinase level together with proximal muscle weakness and pain on grasping. MRI revealed inflammatory changes in femoral muscles on both sides. Muscle biopsy showed size irregularity of muscle cells, and necrosis and regeneration of fibers. Study of antibodies was also consistent with the diagnostic criteria of anti-signal recognition particle (anti-SRP) antibody-positive myopathy. On admission, the patient required pericardiocentesis for the management of exudative pericarditis...
November 25, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888165/clinical-effectiveness-of-adjunctive-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-for-residual-pockets-during-supportive-periodontal-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Dong Xue, Ying Zhao
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) adjunctive to scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of residual pockets for chronic periodontitis patients on supportive periodontal therapy (SPT). METHOD: Bibliographic databases of MEDLINE and Cochrane Library were thoroughly searched up to July 2016 for eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Mean differences (MD) and the corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) were synthesized for probing depth (PD) reduction and clinical attachment level (CAL) gain...
November 22, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888163/antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-adjuvant-to-non-surgical-periodontal-therapy-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Tariq Abduljabbar, Fahim Vohra, Fawad Javed, Zohaib Akram
BACKGROUND: To determine whether treatment with antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) improves periodontal clinical and glycemic outcomes in chronic periodontitis patients (CP) with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: Databases (MEDLINE via PubMed; EMBASE; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register databases) were searched up to and including October 2016. The addressed PICO question was: "What are the effects aPDT as an adjunct to SRP in terms of periodontal and glycemic outcomes as compared to SRP alone in individuals with DM?" RESULTS: Four randomized clinical trials were included in the present review...
November 22, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884524/increasing-phytoplankton-available-phosphorus-and-inhibition-of-macrophyte-on-phytoplankton-bloom
#11
Yanran Dai, Juan Wu, Xiaohang Ma, Fei Zhong, Naxin Cui, Shuiping Cheng
We assembled mesocosms to address the coherent mechanisms that an increasing phosphorus (P) concentration in water columns coupled with the phytoplankton bloom and identify the performance gap of regulating phytoplankton growth between two macrophyte species, Ceratophyllum demersum L. and Vallisneria spiralis L. Intense alkaline phosphatase activities (APA) were observed in the unplanted control, with their predominant part, phytoplankton APA (accounting for up to 44.7% of the total APA), and another large share, bacterial APA...
November 22, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871196/standardised-anatomical-alignment-of-the-head-in-a-clinical-photography-studio-a-comparison-between-the-frankfort-horizontal-and-the-natural-head-position
#12
Thomas Capon
The Frankfort Horizontal (FH) is used by clinical photographers as a reference plane to help maintain Standardised Representational Photography (SRP) when photographing a patients head. A comparative method of alignment is the Natural Head Position (NHP). For this study a survey was created that asked consultants and clinical photographers which method of alignment they considered to be the most effective. The survey found that 77% of respondents thought the FH was the most effective method of alignment. This high figure is due to some confirmation bias as the FH is the industry standard...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870974/myocardial-perfusion-in-peripheral-raynaud-s-phenomenon-evaluation-using-stress-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Sophie Mavrogeni, Konstantinos Bratis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Savropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, John Raftakis, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND: Peripheral Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is either primary (PRP), without any coexisting disease or secondary (SRP), due to connective tissue diseases (CTD). We hypothesized that adenosine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can assess myocardial perfusion in a population of PRP and SRP. PATIENTS-METHODS: Twenty CTDs, aged 30.6±7.5yrs., 16F/4M, including 9 systemic sclerosis (SSc), 4 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 3 mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), 2 polymyositis (PM) and 2 rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with SRP, under treatment with calcium blockers, were evaluated by stress CMR and compared with age-sex matched PRP and controls...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867504/short-rotation-plantations-policy-history-in-europe-lessons-from-the-past-and-recommendations-for-the-future
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REVIEW
Kevin N Lindegaard, Paul W R Adams, Martin Holley, Annette Lamley, Annika Henriksson, Stig Larsson, Hans-Georg von Engelbrechten, Gonzalo Esteban Lopez, Marcin Pisarek
Short rotation plantations (SRPs) are fast-growing trees (such as willow (Salix spp.), poplar (Populus spp.) and Eucalyptus) grown closely together and harvested in periods of 2-20 years. There are around 50,000 hectares of SRPs in Europe, a relatively small area considering that there have been supportive policy measures in many countries for 30 years. This paper looks at the effect that the policy measures used in different EU countries have had, and how other external factors have impacted on the development of the industry...
August 2016: Food and energy security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861610/the-chloroplast-srp-systems-of-chaetosphaeridium-globosum-and-physcomitrella-patens-as-intermediates-in-the-evolution-of-srp-dependent-protein-transport-in-higher-plants
#15
Dominik Ziehe, Beatrix Dünschede, Mira Zenker, Silke Funke, Marc M Nowaczyk, Danja Schünemann
The bacterial signal recognition particle (SRP) mediates the cotranslational targeting of membrane proteins and is a high affinity complex consisting of a SRP54 protein subunit (Ffh) and an SRP RNA. The chloroplast SRP (cpSRP) pathway has adapted throughout evolution to enable the posttranslational targeting of the light harvesting chlorophyll a/b binding proteins (LHCPs) to the thylakoid membrane. In spermatophytes (seed plants), the cpSRP lacks the SRP RNA and is instead formed by a high affinity interaction of the conserved 54-kD subunit (cpSRP54) with the chloroplast-specific cpSRP43 protein...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855270/role-of-low-level-laser-therapy-as-an-adjunct-to-initial-periodontal-treatment-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-split-mouth-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#16
Oya Demirturk-Gocgun, Ulku Baser, Gokce Aykol-Sahin, Nevin Dinccag, Halim Issever, Funda Yalcin
OBJECTIVE: In this split-mouth clinical trial, we evaluated the clinical benefits of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as an adjunct to nonsurgical periodontal treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). BACKGROUND DATA: The impaired wound healing seen in diabetic patients may affect the results of periodontal treatment and may require an additional approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 22 chronic periodontitis patients with type 2 DM were included...
November 17, 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854228/toxicological-characterization-of-exon-skipping-phosphorodiamidate-morpholino-oligomers-pmos-in-non-human-primates
#17
Michael P Carver, Jay S Charleston, Courtney Shanks, Jianbo Zhang, Mark Mense, Alok K Sharma, Harjeet Kaur, Peter Sazani
BACKGROUND: Phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomers (PMOs) are a class of exon skipping drugs including eteplirsen, which has shown considerable promise for treatment of the degenerative neuromuscular disease, Duchenne musculardystrophy (DMD). OBJECTIVE: Toxicity studies in non-human primates (NHPs) of 12 weeks duration with two new PMOs for DMD, SRP-4045 and SRP-4053, along with results from a chronic study in NHPs of 39 weeks duration for eteplirsen, are described here...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834418/effect-of-periodontitis-on-bone-mineral-density-in-postmenopausal-women-a-non-randomized-interventional-study
#18
Aastha Baldodia, Rajinder Kumar Sharma, Shikha Tewari, Satish Chander Narula
OBJECTIVE: Chronic periodontitis (CP) is associated with increased systemic inflammation and osteoporosis. Pro-inflammatory cytokines, implicated in systemic bone loss, are also associated with periodontitis. The impact of control of systemic inflammation by scaling and root planing (SRP) on bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal (PM) osteopenic women with CP was investigated in this study. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Sixty-eight PM osteopenic women with CP were included...
November 10, 2016: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829747/evaluation-of-superoxide-dismutase-levels-in-local-drug-delivery-system-containing-0-2-curcumin-strip-as-an-adjunct-to-scaling-and-root-planing-in-chronic-periodontitis-a-clinical-and-biochemical-study
#19
Sugumari Elavarasu, Thangakumaran Suthanthiran, Arthiie Thangavelu, Sanjay Alex, Vijaya Kumar Palanisamy, Tamil Selvan Kumar
AIM: Curcumin has proven properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and it also accelerates wound healing. The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme, in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF), and the impact of nonsurgical treatment on the antioxidant profile using 0.2% curcumin strip as local drug delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of twenty subjects of age 35-55 years and 15 subjects with chronic periodontitis, each with bilateral 5-6 mm probing pocket depth, were selected for this study...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807433/flhf-is-required-for-swarming-motility-and-full-pathogenicity-of-bacillus-cereus
#20
Diletta Mazzantini, Francesco Celandroni, Sara Salvetti, Sokhna A Gueye, Antonella Lupetti, Sonia Senesi, Emilia Ghelardi
Besides sporulation, Bacillus cereus can undergo a differentiation process in which short swimmer cells become elongated and hyperflagellated swarmer cells that favor migration of the bacterial community on a surface. The functionally enigmatic flagellar protein FlhF, which is the third paralog of the signal recognition particle (SRP) GTPases Ffh and FtsY, is required for swarming in many bacteria. Previous data showed that FlhF is involved in the control of the number and positioning of flagella in B. cereus...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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