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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938784/immunocastration-as-an-alternative-to-caponization-evaluation-of-its-effect-on-body-and-bone-development-and-on-meat-color-and-composition
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M A G Quaresma, I C Antunes, M F Ribeiro, S Prazeres, R J B Bessa, P Martins da Costa
Caponization is associated with some morbidity and mortality, which contributes to important economic losses. This practice is executed without any pain relief (neither anesthesia nor analgesia) and can be painful and without consideration of animal welfare. On the other hand, immunocastration accomplished by Improvac and Bovipriva in pigs and cattle represents a noninvasive procedure, and for that reason is regarded as an alternative with improved animal welfare. This study includes 4 experimental groups consisting of capons, slips, roosters, and birds submitted to the Improvac treatment...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938781/differences-in-egg-nutrient-availability-and-embryo-development-in-white-layer-breeder-genotypes
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E E Onbasilar, M Kahraman, O Ahlat, Ö F Güngör, A Çalik, S Taban, S Yalçin
Because of consumers' preferences and also due to changes in production systems, the importance of pure breeds has increased again. There are a lot of differences among breeds which have been studied extensively, however, the differences during the incubation period are not yet fully known. Therefore, the present study was conducted to evaluate the composition of the egg parts, absorption of nutrients, and development of embryos from different genotypes. A total of 354 fresh hatching eggs were obtained from one hybrid (Lohman White, LW) and two pure breeds (Denizli and Gerze)...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938767/isothermal-gelation-behavior-of-myofibrillar-proteins-from-white-and-red-chicken-meat-at-different-temperatures
#3
S Glorieux, L Steen, H Paelinck, I Foubert, I Fraeye
This paper provides insights in the isothermal gelation behavior of white and red chicken myofibrillar proteins (CMP) at different temperatures (20 to 80°C) and the underlying aggregation mechanism, allowing understanding of structure formation in poultry products during thermal processing. At low temperatures (20 to 60°C), an increase in aromatic surface hydrophobicity (SoANS) was found, suggesting potential formation of hydrophobic interactions between CMP. At higher temperatures (60 to 80°C), high SoANS and a significant decrease in total sulfhydryl amount (SH-amount) strongly indicate the presence of hydrophobic interactions and disulfide bonding, resulting in aggregation, as suggested by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE)...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938749/the-testicular-transcriptome-associated-with-spermatogonia-differentiation-initiated-by-gonadotrophin-stimulation-in-the-juvenile-rhesus-monkey-macaca-mulatta
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Suresh Ramaswamy, William H Walker, Paula Aliberti, Rahil Sethi, Gary R Marshall, Alyxzandria Smith, Seyedmehdi Nourashrafeddin, Alicia Belgorosky, Uma R Chandran, Mark P Hedger, Tony M Plant
STUDY QUESTION: What is the genetic landscape within the testis of the juvenile rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) that underlies the decision of undifferentiated spermatogonia to commit to a pathway of differentiation when puberty is induced prematurely by exogenous LH and FSH stimulation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Forty-eight hours of gonadotrophin stimulation of the juvenile monkey testis resulted in the appearance of differentiating B spermatogonia and the emergence of 1362 up-regulated and 225 down-regulated testicular mRNAs encoding a complex network of proteins ranging from enzymes regulating Leydig cell steroidogenesis to membrane receptors, and from juxtacrine and paracrine factors to transcriptional factors governing spermatogonial stem cell fate...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938650/genomic-variants-link-to-hepatitis-c-racial-disparities
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Matthew M Yeh, Sarag Boukhar, Benjamin Roberts, Nairanjana Dasgupta, Sayed S Daoud
Chronic liver diseases are one of the major public health issues in United States, and there are substantial racial disparities in liver cancer-related mortality. We previously identified racially distinct alterations in the expression of transcripts and proteins of hepatitis C (HCV)-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) between Caucasian (CA) and African American (AA) subgroups. Here, we performed a comparative genome-wide analysis of normal vs. HCV+ (cirrhotic state), and normal adjacent tissues (HCCN) vs...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938642/facile-total-synthesis-of-lysicamine-and-the-anticancer-activities-of-the-ru-ii-rh-iii-mn-ii-and-zn-ii-complexes-of-lysicamine
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Jiao-Lan Qin, Ting Meng, Zhen-Feng Chen, Xiao-Li Xie, Qi-Pin Qin, Xiao-Ju He, Ke-Bin Huang, Hong Liang
Lysicamine is a natural oxoaporphine alkaloid, which isolated from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs and has been shown to possess cytotoxicity to hepatocarcinoma cell lines. Reports on its antitumor activity are scarce because lysicamine occurs in plants at a low content. In this work, we demonstrate a facile concise total synthesis of lysicamine from simple raw materials under mild reaction conditions, and the preparation of the Ru(II), Rh(III), Mn(II) and Zn(II) complexes 1-4 of lysicamine (LY). All the compounds were fully characterized by elemental analysis, IR, ESI-MS, (1)H and (13)C NMR, as well as single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938565/lncrna-afap1-as1-promotes-growth-and-metastasis-of-cholangiocarcinoma-cells
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Xiuhui Shi, Hang Zhang, Min Wang, Xiaodong Xu, Yan Zhao, Ruizhi He, Min Zhang, Min Zhou, Xu Li, Feng Peng, Chengjian Shi, Ming Shen, Xin Wang, Xingjun Guo, Renyi Qin
We investigated the role of actin filament associated protein 1 antisense RNA1 (AFAP1-AS1) lncRNA in promoting cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). qRT-PCR analysis of patient samples showed that AFAP1-AS1 expression was higher in CCA tumors than matched adjacent non-tumor tissue. AFAP1-AS1 levels were also higher in CCA cell lines (HuCCT1 and TFK-1) than a normal biliary epithelium cell line (HIBEpic). AFAP1-AS1 knockdown in CCA cell lines using shAFAP1-AS1 reduced cell proliferation and colony formation in CCK-8 and colony formation assays, respectively...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938450/sex-specific-modulation-of-fetal-adipogenesis-by-gestational-bisphenol-a-and-bisphenol-s-exposure
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Yong Pu, Jeremy Gingrich, Juan P Steibel, Almudena Veiga-Lopez
The endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) increases adipose tissue mass in vivo and promotes adipogenesis in vitro. However, mechanisms explaining BPA's obesogenic effect remain unknown. We investigated the effects of gestational BPA and its analogue, bisphenol S (BPS), exposure on the adipogenic differentiation ability of fetal preadipocytes and the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress in regulating this process. Pregnant sheep (n=7-8/group) mated to the same male were exposed to BPA or BPS from days 30 to 100 of gestation, and pregnancies terminated 20 days later...
September 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938435/the-role-of-sequential-bmp-signaling-in-directing-human-embryonic-stem-cells-to-bipotential-gonadal-cells
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Kirsi Sepponen, Karolina Lundin, Katri Knuus, Pia Väyrynen, Taneli Raivio, Juha S Tapanainen, Timo Tuuri
Context: Human gonads arise as a pair of epithelial ridges on the surface of intermediate mesoderm (IM)-derived mesonephros. Toxic environmental factors and mutations in various genes are known to disturb normal gonadal development, but due to a lack of suitable in vitro models, detailed studies characterizing the molecular basis of the observed defects have not been performed. Objective: Our objective was to establish an in vitro method for studying differentiation of bipotential gonadal progenitors using human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), and to investigate the role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) in gonadal differentiation...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938340/paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-prognostic-insights-and-outlooks
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Alicia K Au, Robert S B Clark
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Prognostication of outcome following TBI is challenging in this population and likely requires complex, multimodal models to achieve clinically relevant accuracy. This review highlights injury characteristics, physiological indicators, biomarkers and neuromonitoring modalities predictive of outcome that may be integrated for future development of sensitive and specific prognostic models...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938333/pediatric-glial-heterotopia-in-the-medial-canthus
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Soung Min Kim, Emmanuel Kofi Amponsah, Mi Young Eo, Yun Ju Cho, Suk Keun Lee
Glial heterotopias are rare, benign, congenital, midline, and nonteratomatous extracranial glial tissue. They may be confused as encephalocele or dermoid cysts and are mostly present in the nose.An 8-month-old African female child presented with a slow growing paranasal mass. The mass had been present at the left upper medial canthus since birth and had slowly and progressively enlarged. There was no communication between the mass and the cranial cavity during the operational procedure. The mass was immunohistochemically positive for S-100 protein as well as for glial fibrillary acidic protein, but negative for proliferating cell nuclear antigen...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938222/inter-hemispherical-asymmetry-in-default-mode-functional-connectivity-and-baiap2-gene-are-associated-with-anger-expression-in-adhd-adults
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R Hasler, M G Preti, D E Meskaldji, J Prados, W Adouan, C Rodriguez, S Toma, N Hiller, T Ismaili, J Hofmeister, I Sinanaj, P Baud, S Haller, P Giannakopoulos, S Schwartz, N Perroud, D Van De Ville
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is accompanied by resting-state alterations, including abnormal activity, connectivity and asymmetry of the default-mode network (DMN). Concurrently, recent studies suggested a link between ADHD and the presence of polymorphisms within the gene BAIAP2 (i.e., brain-specific angiogenesis inhibitor 1-associated protein 2), known to be differentially expressed in brain hemispheres. The clinical and neuroimaging correlates of this polymorphism are still unknown. We investigated the association between BAIAP2 polymorphisms and DMN functional connectivity (FC) asymmetry as well as behavioral measures in ADHD adults...
September 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938177/the-osmotin-of-calotropis-procera-latex-is-not-expressed-in-laticifer-free-cultivated-callus-and-under-salt-stress
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Isabel C C Souza, Márcio V Ramos, José H Costa, Cleverson D T Freitas, Raquel S B Oliveira, Frederico B Moreno, Renato A Moreira, Cristina P S Carvalho
The latex of Calotropis procera has previously been reported to contain osmotin. This protein (CpOsm) inhibited phytopathogens and this was mechanistically characterized. Here, the time-course profile of CpOsm transcripts was examined in the salt-stressed cultivated callus of C. procera in order to better understand its role in the physiology of the plant. Stressed callus (80 mM NaCl) showed an unbalanced content of organic compounds (proline and total soluble sugar) and inorganic ions (Na(+), Cl(-), and K(+))...
September 14, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938075/the-human-plasma-proteome-draft-of-2017-building-on-the-human-plasma-peptideatlas-from-mass-spectrometry-and-complementary-assays
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Jochen M Schwenk, Gilbert S Omenn, Zhi Sun, David S Campbell, Mark S Baker, Christopher M Overall, Ruedi Aebersold, Robert L Moritz, Eric W Deutsch
Human blood plasma provides a highly accessible window to the proteome of any individual in health and disease. Since its inception in 2002, the Human Proteome Organization's Human Plasma Proteome Project (HPPP) has been promoting advances in the study and understanding of the full protein complement of human plasma and on determining the abundance and modifications of its components. In 2017, we review the history of the HPPP and the advances of human plasma proteomics in general, including several recent achievements...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938074/native-electron-capture-dissociation-maps-to-iron-binding-channels-in-horse-spleen-ferritin
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Owen S Skinner, Michael O McAnally, Richard P Van Duyne, George C Schatz, Kathrin Breuker, Philip D Compton, Neil L Kelleher
Native electron capture dissociation (NECD) is a process during which proteins undergo fragmentation similar to that from radical dissociation methods, but without the addition of exogenous electrons. However, after three initial reports of NECD from the cytochrome c dimer complex, no further evidence of the effect has been published. Here, we report NECD behavior from horse spleen ferritin, a ~490 kDa protein complex ~20-fold larger than the previously studied cytochrome c dimer. Application of front-end infrared excitation (FIRE) in conjunction with low- and high-m/z quadrupole isolation and collisionally activated dissociation (CAD) provides new insights into the NECD mechanism...
September 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938067/a-single-chain-photoswitchable-crispr-cas9-architecture-for-light-inducible-gene-editing-and-transcription
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Xin X Zhou, Xinzhi Zou, Hokyung K Chung, Yuchen Gao, Yanxia Liu, Lei S Qi, Michael Z Lin
Optical control of CRISPR-Cas9-derived proteins would be useful for restricting gene editing or transcriptional regulation to desired times and places. Optical control of Cas9 functions has been achieved with photouncageable unnatural amino acids or by using light-induced protein interactions to reconstitute Cas9-mediated functions from two polypeptides. However, these methods have only been applied to one Cas9 species and have not been used for optical control of different perturbations at two genes. Here, we use photodissociable dimeric fluorescent protein domains to engineer single-chain photoswitchable Cas9 (ps-Cas9) proteins in which the DNA-binding cleft is occluded at baseline and opened upon illumination...
September 22, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937979/molecular-genomic-characterization-of-tick-and-human-derived-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-isolates-from-south-korea
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Seok-Min Yun, Su-Jin Park, Sun-Whan Park, WooYoung Choi, Hye Won Jeong, Young-Ki Choi, Won-Ja Lee
BACKGROUND: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging tick-borne viral disease caused by the SFTS virus (SFTSV) from Bunyaviridae that is endemic in East Asia. However, the genetic and evolutionary characteristics shared between tick- and human-derived Korean SFTSV strains are still limited. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study we identify, for the first time, the genome sequence of a tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis)-derived Korean SFTSV strain (designated as KAGWT) and compare this virus with recent human SFTSV isolates to identify the genetic variations and relationships among SFTSV strains...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937906/protein-activation-in-periapical-reaction-to-iodoform-containing-root-canal-sealer
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Nili Tickotsky, Moti Moskovitz
OBJECTIVES: An association between root canal sealers and periapical lesions in primary dentition has been suggested, yet the chemical-protein interactions that may be involved in it have not been studied. The present study explored root sealer components' effect on periapical tissue proteins using bioinformatics tools. STUDY DESIGN: For each chemical component of Endoflas F.S. root sealing material we identified the known and predicted target proteins, using STITCH (search tool for interactions of chemicals http://stitch...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937875/multiplex-cytokine-analysis-of-aqueous-humor-from-the-patients-with-chronic-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma
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Roopam Duvesh, George Puthuran, Kavitha Srinivasan, Venkatesh Rengaraj, S R Krishnadas, Sharmila Rajendrababu, Vijayakumar Balakrishnan, Pradeep Ramulu, Periasamy Sundaresan
PURPOSE: To compare the levels of cytokines and growth factor in aqueous humor of the patients with chronic primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) and cataract. METHODS: Aqueous humor samples were collected from 19 chronic PACG patients and compared with 14 nonglaucomatous controls presenting for cataract surgery. The levels of 27 cytokines and growth factors were measured in the aqueous samples using multiplex bead immunoassay and compared across groups. RESULTS: Significantly higher levels of interleukin (IL)-8 (p < 0...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937773/probing-the-hiv-1-ncp7-nucleocapsid-protein-with-site-specific-gold-i-phosphine-complexes
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Raphael E F de Paiva, Zhifeng Du, Erica J Peterson, Pedro P Corbi, Nicholas P Farrell
In this work, we examined a series of thiophilic Au(I) compounds based on [Au(L)(PR3)] (L = Cl(-), 4-dimethylaminopyridine (dmap); R= ethyl (Et), cyclohexyl (Cy)) for chemoselective auration of the C-terminal HIV nucleocapsid protein NCp7 F2 and the "full" HIV NCp7 (NC, zinc finger (ZnF)) as probes of nucleocapsid topography. The choice of phosphine allowed electronic and steric effects to be considered. The use of the heterocycle "leaving group" allowed us to study the effect of possible π-stacking with the essential tryptophan residue of NC on the reactivity and selectivity, mimicking the naturally occurring interaction between the zinc finger and nucleic acids...
September 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
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