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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933609/the-role-of-electrical-and-jasmonate-signalling-in-the-recognition-of-captured-prey-in-the-carnivorous-sundew-plant-drosera-capensis
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Miroslav Krausko, Zdeněk Perutka, Marek Šebela, Olga Šamajová, Jozef Šamaj, Ondřej Novák, Andrej Pavlovič
The carnivorous sundew plant (Drosera capensis) captures prey using sticky tentacles. We investigated the tentacle and trap reactions in response to the electrical and jasmonate signalling evoked by different stimuli to reveal how carnivorous sundews recognize digestible captured prey in their traps. We measured the electrical signals, phytohormone concentration, enzyme activities and Chla fluorescence in response to mechanical stimulation, wounding or insect feeding in local and systemic traps. Seven new proteins in the digestive fluid were identified using mass spectrometry...
December 9, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933433/full-length-infectious-clone-of-an-iranian-isolate-of-chicken-anemia-virus
#2
Amir Kaffashi, Fatemeh Eshratabadi, Abdelhamed Shoushtari
An Iranian field strain of chicken anemia virus (CAV), designated IR CAV, was isolated in the Marek's disease virus-transformed lymphoblastoid cell line MDCC-MSB1 (MSB1) culture for the first time. The full-length CAV DNA of this strain was cloned in the bacterial plasmid pTZ57R/T to create the molecular clone pTZ-CAV. The nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of viral proteins of IR CAV were compared with those of representative CAV sequences including reference and commercial vaccine strains. IR CAV was not related to vaccine strains and also found to have glutamine at positions 139 and 144 confirming previous studies in which such mutations were associated with a slow rate of virus spread in cell culture...
December 8, 2016: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932024/postoperative-myocardial-infarction-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-a-report-from-the-international-registry-of-acute-aortic-dissection
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Stephen D Waterford, Marco Di Eusanio, Marek P Ehrlich, T Brett Reece, Nimesh D Desai, Thoralf M Sundt, Truls Myrmel, Thomas G Gleason, Alberto Forteza, Carlo de Vincentiis, Anthony W DiScipio, Daniel G Montgomery, Kim A Eagle, Eric M Isselbacher, Anja Muehle, Aamir Shah, Daisy Chou, Christoph A Nienaber, Ali Khoynezhad
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative myocardial infarction remains a serious complication in cardiac surgery. The incidence and impact of this condition in acute type A aortic dissection are poorly understood. METHODS: A total of 1445 patients with acute type A aortic dissection who underwent surgery were enrolled in the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection from 1996 to 2013. Individuals with preoperative myocardial infarction at hospital presentation and a history of myocardial infarction were excluded...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929522/merging-allylic-c-h-bond-activation-and-c-c-bond-cleavage-en-route-to-the-formation-of-a-quaternary-carbon-stereocenter-in-acyclic-systems
#4
Alexandre Vasseur, Ilan Marek
This protocol describes a diastereoselective approach for the synthesis of complex molecular architectures containing two stereogenic centers in a 1,4 relationship, one of which being an all-carbon quaternary stereogenic center. Such molecules could be intermediates in the synthesis of steroids, for example. Conceived as a single-flask synthetic sequence from ω-ene cyclopropanes, the protocol involves a concerted allylic C-H and C-C bond activation promoted by the Negishi reagent (Cp2Zr(η(2)-butene)). This zirconium-promenade-based procedure affords bifunctionalized products in high diastereomeric ratios after reaction of ω-ene cyclopropanes with the Negishi complex, followed by a thermal treatment and sequential addition of two different electrophiles...
January 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929426/serum-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-sflt-1-predicts-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Paulina Dumnicka, Mateusz Sporek, Małgorzata Mazur-Laskowska, Piotr Ceranowicz, Marek Kuźniewski, Ryszard Drożdż, Tadeusz Ambroży, Rafał Olszanecki, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala
Organ failure is the most important determinant of the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) is positively associated with organ failure in sepsis. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of automated sFlt-1 measurements for early prediction of AP severity. Adult patients (66) with AP were recruited, including 46 with mild (MAP), 15 with moderately-severe (MSAP) and 5 with severe AP (SAP). Serum and urine samples were collected twice. Serum sFlt-1 was measured with automated electrochemiluminescence immunoassay...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928207/the-agt-gene-m235t-polymorphism-and-response-of-power-related-variables-to-aerobic-training
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Zarębska Aleksandra, Jastrzębski Zbigniew, Moska Waldemar, Leońska-Duniec Agata, Kaczmarczyk Mariusz, Sawczuk Marek, Maciejewska-Skrendo Agnieszka, Żmijewski Piotr, Ficek Krzysztof, Trybek Grzegorz, Lulińska-Kuklik Ewelina, Ekaterina A Semenova, Ildus I Ahmetov, Cięszczyk Paweł
The C allele of the M235T (rs699) polymorphism of the AGT gene correlates with higher levels of angiotensin II and has been associated with power and strength sport performance. The aim of the study was to investigate whether or not selected power-related variables and their response to a 12-week program of aerobic dance training are modulated by the AGT M235T genotype in healthy participants. Two hundred and one Polish Caucasian women aged 21 ± 1 years met the inclusion criteria and were included in the study...
December 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926863/chronic-infection-depletes-hematopoietic-stem-cells-through-stress-induced-terminal-differentiation
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Katie A Matatall, Mira Jeong, Siyi Chen, Deqiang Sun, Fengju Chen, Qianxing Mo, Marek Kimmel, Katherine Y King
Chronic infections affect a third of the world's population and can cause bone marrow suppression, a severe condition that increases mortality from infection. To uncover the basis for infection-associated bone marrow suppression, we conducted repeated infection of WT mice with Mycobacterium avium. After 4-6 months, mice became pancytopenic. Their hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) were severely depleted and displayed interferon gamma (IFN-γ) signaling-dependent defects in self-renewal. There was no evidence of increased HSPC mobilization or apoptosis...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925492/antibacterial-antioxidant-and-anti-proliferative-properties-and-zinc-content-of-five-south-portugal-herbs
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Ricardo Nunes, Pawel Pasko, Malgorzata Tyszka-Czochara, Agnieszka Szewczyk, Marek Szlosarczyk, Isabel S Carvalho
CONTEXT: Crataegus monogyna L. (Rosaceae) (CM), Equisetum telmateia L. (Equisataceae) (ET), Geranium purpureum Vil. (Geraniaceae) (GP), Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. (Lamiaceae) (MS), and Lavandula stoechas L. spp. luisieri (Lamiaceae) (LS) are all medicinal. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antioxidant, antiproliferative and antimicrobial activities of plant extracts and quantify individual phenolics and zinc. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Aerial part extracts were prepared with water (W), ethanol (E) and an 80% mixture (80EW)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924040/kdm2a-integrates-dna-and-histone-modification-signals-through-a-cxxc-phd-module-and-direct-interaction-with-hp1
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Julie Borgel, Marek Tyl, Karin Schiller, Zsofia Pusztai, Christopher M Dooley, Wen Deng, Carol Wooding, Richard J White, Tobias Warnecke, Heinrich Leonhardt, Elisabeth M Busch-Nentwich, Till Bartke
Functional genomic elements are marked by characteristic DNA and histone modification signatures. How combinatorial chromatin modification states are recognized by epigenetic reader proteins and how this is linked to their biological function is largely unknown. Here we provide a detailed molecular analysis of chromatin recognition by the lysine demethylase KDM2A. Using biochemical approaches we identify a nucleosome interaction module within KDM2A consisting of a CXXC type zinc finger, a PHD domain and a newly identified Heterochromatin Protein 1 (HP1) interaction motif that mediates direct binding between KDM2A and HP1...
October 24, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924012/l1base-2-more-retrotransposition-active-line-1s-more-mammalian-genomes
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Tobias Penzkofer, Marten Jäger, Marek Figlerowicz, Richard Badge, Stefan Mundlos, Peter N Robinson, Tomasz Zemojtel
LINE-1 (L1) insertions comprise as much as 17% of the human genome sequence, and similar proportions have been recorded for other mammalian species. Given the established role of L1 retrotransposons in shaping mammalian genomes, it becomes an important task to track and annotate the sources of this activity: full length elements, able to encode the cis and trans acting components of the retrotransposition machinery. The L1Base database (http://l1base.charite.de) contains annotated full-length sequences of LINE-1 transposons including putatively active L1s...
October 18, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919963/expression-levels-of-piwi-interacting-rna-pir-823-are-deregulated-in-tumor-tissue-blood-serum-and-urine-of-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma
#11
Robert Iliev, Michal Fedorko, Tana Machackova, Hana Mlcochova, Marek Svoboda, Dalibor Pacik, Jan Dolezel, Michal Stanik, Ondrej Slaby
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common neoplasm of adult kidney accounting for about 3% of adult malignancies. P-Element induced wimpy testis (PIWI)-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are a new class of naturally occurring, short non-coding RNAs involved in silencing of transposable elements and in sequence-specific chromatin modifications. There were preliminary data published indicating that piR-823 expression is deregulated in circulating tumor cells and tumor tissue in gastric and kidney cancer, respectively...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919439/associations-between-physical-activity-and-semen-quality-in-young-healthy-men
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Paweł Jóźków, Marek Mędraś, Felicja Lwow, Aleksandra Zagrodna, Małgorzata Słowińska-Lisowska
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the level of everyday physical activity is associated with semen quality in young men. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Universities, clubs, and societies. PATIENT(S): Young healthy men (aged 18-35 years) with unknown fertility (n = 177). INTERVENTIONS(S): Collection of data on medical history, lifestyle factors (physical activity, nutrition, addictions), and environmental threats (exposure of gonads to cellular phones, laptops)...
December 2, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918016/palladium-catalyzed-oxidative-cyclization-of-aniline-tethered-alkylidenecyclopropanes-with-o2-a-facile-protocol-to-selectively-synthesize-2-and-3-vinylindoles
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Bo Cao, Marwan Simaan, Ilan Marek, Yin Wei, Min Shi
A novel palladium-catalyzed oxidative cyclization of aniline-tethered alkylidenecyclopropanes using molecular oxygen as the terminal oxidant through β-carbon elimination of aminopalladation intermediates is disclosed. The reaction opens up an effective way to obtain a series of 2- and 3-vinylindoles which are important synthetic intermediates in many natural indole derivatives.
December 5, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917041/the-jumping-spiders-from-xishuangbanna-yunnan-china-araneae-salticidae
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Qi Cao, Shuqiang Li, Marek Żabka
Twenty one jumping spider species from South Yunnan are reported, diagnosed, described and illustrated; 19 of them are described as new: Afraflacilla ballarini Cao & Li, sp. n. (♂), Agorius tortilis Cao & Li, sp. n. (♂♀), Bavia exilis Cao & Li, sp. n. (♂), Carrhotus kevinlii Cao & Li, sp. n. (♂♀), Carrhotus sarahcrewsae Cao & Li, sp. n. (♂), Chinattus wengnanensis Cao & Li, sp. n. (♂♀), Chinophrys mengyangensis Cao & Li, sp. n. (♂♀), Cocalus menglaensis Cao & Li, sp. n. (♂♀), Cosmophasis xiaolonghaensis Cao & Li, sp...
2016: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916480/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-%C3%AE-1-proteinase-inhibitor-treatment-for-emphysema-caused-by-severe-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-an-open-label-extension-trial-rapid-ole
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Noel G McElvaney, Jonathan Burdon, Mark Holmes, Allan Glanville, Peter A B Wark, Philip J Thompson, Paul Hernandez, Jan Chlumsky, Helmut Teschler, Joachim H Ficker, Niels Seersholm, Alan Altraja, Riitta Mäkitaro, Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko, Marek Sanak, Paul I Stoicescu, Eeva Piitulainen, Oliver Vit, Marion Wencker, Michael A Tortorici, Michael Fries, Jonathan M Edelman, Kenneth R Chapman
BACKGROUND: Purified α1 proteinase inhibitor (A1PI) slowed emphysema progression in patients with severe α1 antitrypsin deficiency in a randomised controlled trial (RAPID-RCT), which was followed by an open-label extension trial (RAPID-OLE). The aim was to investigate the prolonged treatment effect of A1PI on the progression of emphysema as assessed by the loss of lung density in relation to RAPID-RCT. METHODS: Patients who had received either A1PI treatment (Zemaira or Respreeza; early-start group) or placebo (delayed-start group) in the RAPID-RCT trial were included in this 2-year open-label extension trial (RAPID-OLE)...
December 1, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916213/gastric-ph-and-therapeutic-responses-to-exsomeprazole-in-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia-potential-clinical-implications
#16
Marek Majewski, Irene Sarosiek, Chad J Cooper, Grzegorz Wallner, Richard W McCallum, Stanley A Edlavitch, Jerzy Sarosiek
BACKGROUND: Therapy for functional dyspepsia remains a challenge. This study aimed to evaluate esomeprazole (E) versus placebo (P) regarding (1) the effectiveness in providing relief of abdominal pain or discomfort during 16 weeks of therapy in patients with functional dyspepsia having moderate or severe symptoms; (2) the effects on gastric acid suppression and (3) the relationship between symptom relief and gastric pH. METHODS: Enrolled patients were randomized to E (n = 38) or P (n = 35) in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915186/role-of-the-purinergic-signaling-in-epilepsy
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Marek Cieślak, Andrzej Wojtczak, Michał Komoszyński
Adenine nucleotides and adenosine are signaling molecules that activate purinergic receptors P1 and P2. Activation of A1 adenosine receptors has an anticonvulsant action, whereas activation of A2A receptors might initiate seizures. Therefore, a significant limitation to the use of A1 receptor agonists as drugs in the CNS might be their peripheral side effects. The anti-epileptic activity of adenosine is related to its increased concentration outside the cell. This increase might result from the inhibition of the equilibrative nucleoside transporters (ENTs)...
September 22, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915010/a-large-tumour-of-the-left-atrium-a-10-year-follow-up
#18
Agnieszka M Łebek-Szatańska, L Łebek Zbigniew, Marek J Dąbrowski, Piotr S Kardaszewicz
Benign myxomas are the most common among primary tumours in the left atrium of the heart and they usually require an urgent operative management. However, in times of constant ageing of the population and dealing with patients with severe concomitant diseases, an interesting question appears about the conservative approach. We present a case of 75-year-old woman, once diagnosed and operated on left atrium myxoma, with recurrent tumour in the site of resection found in control echocardiography 1,5 years later...
November 30, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914799/computational-approach-for-the-assessment-of-inhibitory-potency-against-beta-amyloid-aggregation
#19
Marek Bajda, Sławomir Filipek
Beta-amyloid (Aβ) plaques are one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Their presence in the brain leads to neurodegeneration and memory decline. Therefore, search for new drugs able to decrease formation of such deposits is of great interest. Our previously developed multifunctional compounds inhibited transformation of monomers into fibrils. Herein, we describe the computational approach for the assessment of inhibitory activity against Aβ aggregation. The influence of novel inhibitors on amyloid Aβ17-42 was studied by employing of molecular docking and all-atom molecular dynamics simulations...
November 24, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910842/comparison-of-hydrogen-bonds-and-diverse-weak-interactions-of-the-nitro-group-in-2-methyl-4-nitroanilinium-nitrate-bisulfate-and-two-hexafluoridosilicates-elementary-graph-set-approach
#20
Marek Daszkiewicz, Agnieszka Mielcarek
Crystal structures of (H2m4na)NO3 (1), (H2m4na)HSO4 (2), (H2m4na)2SiF6 (3) and (H2m4na)2SiF6·2H2O (4), where 2m4na = 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline, are presented. Two layers of interactions occur in the structures, N-H...O/F hydrogen bonds and interactions with the nitro group. Although diverse, hydrogen-bonding patterns are compared with each other by means of interrelations among elementary graph-set descriptors and descriptors of hydrogen-bonding patterns. Using mathematical relations, the gradual expansion of the ring patterns was shown in the crystal structures...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica Section B, Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
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