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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331864/taxonomic-studies-on-aegyria-apoliva-sp-nov-and-trithigmostoma-cucullulus-m%C3%A3-ller-1786-jankowski-1967-ciliophora-cyrtophoria-with-phylogenetic-analyses
#1
Xumiao Chen, Lifang Li, Saleh A Al-Farraj, Honggang Ma, Hongbo Pan
The morphology, including the ciliary pattern, of two cyrtophorid ciliates, namely Aegyria apoliva sp. nov. and Trithigmostoma cucullulus (Müller, 1786) Jankowski, 1967, were investigated. They were isolated from coastal water off Qingdao and from an estuarine habitat in south China, respectively. Aegyria apoliva sp. nov. is characterized as following: body size 100-120 × 50-70 μm in vivo with dark pigment spot on anterior left part of cell; 48-69 somatic kineties; one preoral and four or five circumoral kineties; 9-13 transpodial segments; 26-40 nematodesmal rods; 6-10 contractile vacuoles...
December 28, 2017: European Journal of Protistology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331464/somatic-cell-count-based-selection-reduces-susceptibility-to-energy-shortage-during-early-lactation-in-a-sheep-model
#2
J Bouvier-Muller, C Allain, F Enjalbert, Y Farizon, D Portes, G Foucras, R Rupp
During the transition from late gestation to early lactation ruminants experience a negative energy balance (NEB), which is considered to increase susceptibility to mammary infections. Our previous study in 2 divergent lines of sheep selected for high and low somatic cell score (SCS) suggested an association between the response to NEB and genetic susceptibility to mastitis. Forty-eight early-lactation primiparous dairy ewes from the 2 SCS genetic lines were allocated to 2 homogeneous subgroups-an NEB group, which was energy restricted and received 60% of the energy requirements for 15 d, and a control-fed group-to obtain 4 balanced groups of 12 ewes: high-SCS positive energy balance, low-SCS positive energy balance, high-SCS NEB, and low-SCS NEB...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330096/selenoprotein-h-controls-cell-cycle-progression-and-proliferation-of-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
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REVIEW
Martin Bertz, Katrin Kühn, Solveigh C Koeberle, Mike F Müller, Doerte Hoelzer, Karolin Thies, Stefanie Deubel, René Thierbach, Anna P Kipp
Selenoprotein H (SELENOH) is supposed to be involved in redox regulation as well as in tumorigenesis. However, its role in healthy and transformed cells of the gastrointestinal tract remains elusive. We analysed SELENOH expression in cells depending on their selenium supply and differentiation status and found that SELENOH expression was increased in tumor tissue, in undifferentiated epithelial cells from mice and in colorectal cancer lines as compared to more differentiated ones. Knockdown studies in human colorectal cancer cells revealed that repression of SELENOH decreased cellular differentiation and increased proliferation and migration...
January 9, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330041/acute-epileptiform-activity-induced-by-gabazine-involves-proteasomal-rather-than-lysosomal-degradation-of-kca2-2-channels
#4
Steffen Müller, Xiati Guli, Judith Hey, Anne Einsle, Daniela Pfanz, Victor Sudmann, Timo Kirschstein, Rüdiger Köhling
Voltage-independent, Ca2+-activated K+ channels (KCa2.2, previously named SK2) are typically activated during a train of action potentials, and hence, are powerful regulators of cellular excitability by generating an afterhyperpolarizing potential (AHP) following prolonged excitation. In the acute in vitro epilepsy model induced in hippocampal brain slice preparations by exposure to the GABAA receptor blocker gabazine (GZ), the AHP was previously shown to be significantly decreased. Here, we asked the question whether KCa2...
January 9, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329319/comparative-analysis-of-uranium-bioassociation-with-halophilic-bacteria-and-archaea
#5
Miriam Bader, Katharina Müller, Harald Foerstendorf, Matthias Schmidt, Karen Simmons, Juliet S Swanson, Donald T Reed, Thorsten Stumpf, Andrea Cherkouk
Rock salt represents a potential host rock formation for the final disposal of radioactive waste. The interactions between indigenous microorganisms and radionuclides, e.g. uranium, need to be investigated to better predict the influence of microorganisms on the safety assessment of the repository. Hence, the association process of uranium with two microorganisms isolated from rock salt was comparatively studied. Brachybacterium sp. G1, which was isolated from the German salt dome Gorleben, and Halobacterium noricense DSM15987T, were selected as examples of a moderately halophilic bacterium and an extremely halophilic archaeon, respectively...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325820/an-assessment-of-shedding-with-the-oral-rabies-virus-vaccine-strain-spbn-gasgas-in-target-and-non-target-species
#6
Ad Vos, Conrad Freuling, Steffen Ortmann, Antje Kretzschmar, Dietmar Mayer, Annette Schliephake, Thomas Müller
A safety requirement for live vaccines is investigating possible shedding in recipients since the presence of replication competent vaccine in secretions could result in direct and indirect horizontal transmission. This is especially relevant for oral rabies vaccine baits that are deliberately distributed into the environment. In the current study, survival of an oral rabies virus vaccine, SPBN GASGAS, was examined in excretions from different target and non-target species; red fox, raccoon dog, small Indian mongoose, raccoon, striped skunk, domestic dog, domestic cat and domestic pig...
January 8, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325457/synthetic-adeno-associated-viral-vector-efficiently-targets-mouse-and-non-human-primate-retina-in-vivo
#7
Livia S Carvalho, Ru Xiao, Sarah Wassmer, Aliete Langsdorf, Eric Zinn, Simon Pacouret, Samiksha Shah, Jason I Comander, Leo Kim, Laurence Lim, Luk H Vandenberghe
Gene therapy is a promising approach in the treatment of inherited and common complex disorders of the retina. Preclinical and clinical studies have validated the use of adeno-associated viral vectors (AAV) as a safe and efficient delivery vehicle for gene transfer. RPE and rods, and to a lesser extent, cone photoreceptors can be efficiently targeted with AAV. Other retinal cell types however are more challenging targets. The aim of this study was to characterize the transduction profile and efficiency of in silico designed, synthetic Anc80 AAVs for retinal gene transfer...
January 12, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324323/multidisciplinary-characterization-of-u-vi-sequestration-by-acidovorax-facilis-for-bioremediation-purposes
#8
E Krawczyk-Bärsch, U Gerber, K Müller, H Moll, A Rossberg, R Steudtner, M L Merroun
The contamination of the environment by U may affect plant life and consequently may have an impact on animal and human health. The present work describes U(VI) sequestration by Acidovorax facilis using a multidisciplinary approach combining wet chemistry, transmission electron microscopy, and spectroscopy methods (e.g. cryo-time resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy, extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy, and in-situ attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy)...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323215/green-tea-extract-attenuates-lps-induced-retinal-inflammation-in-rats
#9
Jia Lin Ren, Qiu Xiao Yu, Wei Cheng Liang, Pui Ying Leung, Tsz Kin Ng, Wai Kit Chu, Chi Pui Pang, Sun On Chan
Inflammation is in a wide spectrum of retinal diseases, causing irreversible blindness and visual impairment. We have previously demonstrated that Green Tea Extract (GTE) is a potent anti-inflammatory agent for anterior uveitis. Here we investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of GTE on lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-induced retinal inflammation in rats and explored the underlying mechanism. Adult rats were injected with LPS and GTE was administered intra-gastrically at 2, 8, 26 and 32 hours post-injection. Staining of whole-mount retina showed that the number of activated microglia cells was significantly increased at 48 hours post-injection, which was suppressed after GTE treatment in a dose-dependent manner...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322449/synthesis-and-engineering-of-circular-rnas
#10
Sonja Petkovic, Sabine Müller
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been discovered in all kingdoms of life. They are produced from introns as well as from exons. However, strongest interest is in circRNAs that are transcribed and spliced from exons of protein and noncoding genes in eukaryotic cells including humans. Therefore, synthesis and engineering of circRNAs as models for structure and function studies are strongly required. In vitro, methods for RNA synthesis and circularization are available. Chemical synthesis allows for preparation of RNAs incorporating nonnatural nucleotides in small RNA segments, whereas enzymatic synthesis is advantageous for production of long RNAs, however, without the possibility for site-specific modification...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320760/a-standard-nomenclature-for-referencing-and-authentication-of-pluripotent-stem-cells
#11
REVIEW
Andreas Kurtz, Stefanie Seltmann, Amos Bairoch, Marie-Sophie Bittner, Kevin Bruce, Amanda Capes-Davis, Laura Clarke, Jeremy M Crook, Laurence Daheron, Johannes Dewender, Adam Faulconbridge, Wataru Fujibuchi, Alexander Gutteridge, Derek J Hei, Yong-Ou Kim, Jung-Hyun Kim, Anja Kolb- Kokocinski, Fritz Lekschas, Geoffrey P Lomax, Jeanne F Loring, Tenneille Ludwig, Nancy Mah, Tohru Matsui, Robert Müller, Helen Parkinson, Michael Sheldon, Kelly Smith, Harald Stachelscheid, Glyn Stacey, Ian Streeter, Anna Veiga, Ren-He Xu
Unambiguous cell line authentication is essential to avoid loss of association between data and cells. The risk for loss of references increases with the rapidity that new human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) lines are generated, exchanged, and implemented. Ideally, a single name should be used as a generally applied reference for each cell line to access and unify cell-related information across publications, cell banks, cell registries, and databases and to ensure scientific reproducibility. We discuss the needs and requirements for such a unique identifier and implement a standard nomenclature for hPSCs, which can be automatically generated and registered by the human pluripotent stem cell registry (hPSCreg)...
January 9, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320743/a-p300-and-sirt1-regulated-acetylation-switch-of-c-ebp%C3%AE-controls-mitochondrial-function
#12
Mohamad A Zaini, Christine Müller, Tristan V de Jong, Tobias Ackermann, Götz Hartleben, Gertrud Kortman, Karl-Heinz Gührs, Fabrizia Fusetti, Oliver H Krämer, Victor Guryev, Cornelis F Calkhoven
Cellular metabolism is a tightly controlled process in which the cell adapts fluxes through metabolic pathways in response to changes in nutrient supply. Among the transcription factors that regulate gene expression and thereby cause changes in cellular metabolism is the basic leucine-zipper (bZIP) transcription factor CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein alpha (C/EBPα). Protein lysine acetylation is a key post-translational modification (PTM) that integrates cellular metabolic cues with other physiological processes...
January 9, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316928/risk-of-fracture-among-patients-with-polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-giant-cell-arteritis-a-population-based-study
#13
Zoe Paskins, Rebecca Whittle, Alyshah Abdul Sultan, Sara Muller, Milica Blagojevic-Bucknall, Toby Helliwell, Samantha Hider, Edward Roddy, Christian Mallen
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids are associated with increased fracture risk and are the mainstay of treatment in polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). However, fracture risk in these conditions has not been previously quantified. The aim of this study was to quantify the risk of fracture among patients with PMR and GCA. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using primary care records from the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink...
January 10, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316663/modulation-of-protein-quality-control-and-proteasome-to-autophagy-switch-in-immortalized-myoblasts-from-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-patients
#14
Marion Wattin, Loïc Gaweda, Pascale Muller, Mathieu Baritaud, Charlotte Scholtes, Chloé Lozano, Kathrin Gieseler, Carole Kretz-Remy
The maintenance of proteome integrity is of primary importance in post-mitotic tissues such as muscle cells; thus, protein quality control mechanisms must be carefully regulated to ensure their optimal efficiency, a failure of these processes being associated with various muscular disorders. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most common and severe forms of muscular dystrophies and is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Protein quality control modulations have been diversely observed in degenerating muscles of patients suffering from DMD or in animal models of the disease...
January 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315923/switching-the-proton-conduction-in-nanoporous-crystalline-materials-by-light
#15
Kai Müller, Julian Helfferich, Fangli Zhao, Rupal Verma, Anemar Bruno Kanj, Velimir Meded, David Bléger, Wolfgang Wenzel, Lars Heinke
Proton conducting nanoporous materials attract substantial attention with respect to applications in fuel cells, supercapacitors, chemical sensors, and information processing devices inspired by biological systems. Here, a crystalline, nanoporous material which offers dynamic remote-control over the proton conduction is presented. This is realized by using surface-mounted metal-organic frameworks (SURMOFs) with azobenzene side groups that can undergo light-induced reversible isomerization between the stable trans and cis states...
January 8, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315381/chchd10-mutations-p-r15l-and-p-g66v-cause-motoneuron-disease-by-haploinsufficiency
#16
Sarah J Brockmann, Axel Freischmidt, Patrick Oeckl, Kathrin Müller, Srinivas K Ponna, Anika M Helferich, Christoph Paone, Jörg Reinders, Kerstin Kojer, Michael Orth, Manu Jokela, Mari Auranen, Bjarne Udd, Andreas Hermann, Karin M Danzer, Peter Lichtner, Paul Walther, Albert C Ludolph, Peter M Andersen, Markus Otto, Petri Kursula, Steffen Just, Jochen H Weishaupt
Mutations in the mitochondrially located protein CHCHD10 cause motoneuron disease by an unknown mechanism. In this study, we investigate the mutations p.R15L and p.G66V in comparison to wild-type CHCHD10 and the non-pathogenic variant p.P34S in vitro, in patient cells as well as in the vertebrate in vivo model zebrafish. We demonstrate a reduction of CHCHD10 protein levels in p.R15L and p.G66V mutant patient cells to approximately 50%. Quantitative real-time PCR revealed that expression of CHCHD10 p.R15L, but not of CHCHD10 p...
January 5, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315334/immune-related-genetic-enrichment-in-frontotemporal-dementia-an-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-studies
#17
Iris Broce, Celeste M Karch, Natalie Wen, Chun C Fan, Yunpeng Wang, Chin Hong Tan, Naomi Kouri, Owen A Ross, Günter U Höglinger, Ulrich Muller, John Hardy, Parastoo Momeni, Christopher P Hess, William P Dillon, Zachary A Miller, Luke W Bonham, Gil D Rabinovici, Howard J Rosen, Gerard D Schellenberg, Andre Franke, Tom H Karlsen, Jan H Veldink, Raffaele Ferrari, Jennifer S Yokoyama, Bruce L Miller, Ole A Andreassen, Anders M Dale, Rahul S Desikan, Leo P Sugrue
BACKGROUND: Converging evidence suggests that immune-mediated dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Although genetic studies have shown that immune-associated loci are associated with increased FTD risk, a systematic investigation of genetic overlap between immune-mediated diseases and the spectrum of FTD-related disorders has not been performed. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using large genome-wide association studies (GWASs) (total n = 192,886 cases and controls) and recently developed tools to quantify genetic overlap/pleiotropy, we systematically identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) jointly associated with FTD-related disorders-namely, FTD, corticobasal degeneration (CBD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-and 1 or more immune-mediated diseases including Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis (UC), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), type 1 diabetes (T1D), celiac disease (CeD), and psoriasis...
January 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313342/a-microfluidic-diffusion-platform-for-characterizing-the-size-of-lipid-vesicles-and-the-thermodynamics-of-protein-lipid-interactions
#18
Hongze Gang, Celine Galvagnion, Georg Meisl, Thomas Müller, Alexander K Buell, Aviad Levin, Christopher M Dobson, Bo-Zhong Mu, Tuomas P J Knowles
Elucidation of the fundamental interactions of proteins with biological membranes under native conditions is crucial for understanding the molecular basis of their biological function and malfunction. Notably, the large surface to volume ratio of living cells provides a molecular landscape for significant interactions of cellular components with membranes modulating their function. However, such interactions can be challenging to probe using conventional biophysical methods due to the heterogeneity of the species and processes involved...
January 9, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311018/melanoma-associated-antigen-a11-reduces-erlotinib-and-afatinib-efficacy-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#19
Stefan Hartmann, Leonie Zwick, Katja Maurus, Andreas R Fuchs, Roman C Brands, Axel Seher, Alexander C Kübler, Urs D A Müller-Richter
Melanoma-associated antigen A (MAGE-A) proteins are members of the cancer/testis antigens (CTA), and the expression of these proteins is almost exclusively limited to malignant cells, making them an attractive treatment target. MAGE-A expression is correlated with poor overall survival in several cancers, including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Among others, MAGE-A11 was found to be associated with resistance to different antineoplastic and targeted compounds, such as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs)...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304825/bacterial-ribonuclease-binase-exerts-an-intra-cellular-anti-viral-mode-of-action-targeting-viral-rnas-in-influenza-a-virus-infected-mdck-ii-cells
#20
Raihan Shah Mahmud, Ahmed Mostafa, Christin Müller, Pumaree Kanrai, Vera Ulyanova, Yulia Sokurenko, Julia Dzieciolowski, Irina Kuznetsova, Olga Ilinskaya, Stephan Pleschka
BACKGROUND: Influenza is a severe contagious disease especially in children, elderly and immunocompromised patients. Beside vaccination, the discovery of new anti-viral agents represents an important strategy to encounter seasonal and pandemic influenza A virus (IAV) strains. The bacterial extra-cellular ribonuclease binase is a well-studied RNase from Bacillus pumilus. Treatment with binase was shown to improve survival of laboratory animals infected with different RNA viruses. Although binase reduced IAV titer in vitro and in vivo, the mode of action (MOA) of binase against IAV at the molecular level has yet not been studied in depth and remains elusive...
January 5, 2018: Virology Journal
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