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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644828/a-mutant-of-chlamydomonas-without-lhcsr-maintains-high-rates-of-photosynthesis-but-has-reduced-cell-division-rates-in-sinusoidal-light-conditions
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Michael Cantrell, Graham Peers
The LHCSR protein belongs to the light harvesting complex family of pigment-binding proteins found in oxygenic photoautotrophs. Previous studies have shown that this complex is required for the rapid induction and relaxation of excess light energy dissipation in a wide range of eukaryotic algae and moss. The ability of cells to rapidly regulate light harvesting between this dissipation state and one favoring photochemistry is believed to be important for reducing oxidative stress and maintaining high photosynthetic efficiency in a rapidly changing light environment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639194/rnaa-induced-by-tata-box-targeting-micrornas
#2
Yijun Zhang, Hui Zhang
Recent studies reveal that some nuclear microRNAs (miRNA) and synthesized siRNAs target gene promoters to activate gene transcription (RNAa). Interestingly, our group identified a novel HIV-1-encoded miRNA, miR-H3, which targets specifically the core promoter TATA box of HIV-1 and activates viral gene expression. Depletion of miR-H3 significantly impaired the replication of HIV-1. miR-H3 mimics could activate viruses from CD4(+) T cells isolated from patients receiving suppressive highly active antiretroviral therapy, which is very intriguing for reducing HIV-1 latent reservoir...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637856/how-to-get-the-most-bang-for-your-buck-the-evolution-and-physiology-of-nutrition-dependent-resource-allocation-strategies
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REVIEW
Enoch Ng'oma, Anna M Perinchery, Elizabeth G King
All organisms use resources to grow, survive and reproduce. The supply of these resources varies widely across landscapes and time, imposing ultimate constraints on the maximal trait values for allocation-related traits. In this review, we address three key questions fundamental to our understanding of the evolution of allocation strategies and their underlying mechanisms. First, we ask: how diverse are flexible resource allocation strategies among different organisms? We find there are many, varied, examples of flexible strategies that depend on nutrition...
June 28, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630952/estimating-patient-s-health-state-using-latent-structure-inferred-from-clinical-time-series-and-text
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Aaron Zalewski, William Long, Alistair E W Johnson, Roger G Mark, Li-Wei H Lehman
Modern intensive care units (ICUs) collect large volumes of data in monitoring critically ill patients. Clinicians in the ICUs face the challenge of interpreting large volumes of high-dimensional data to diagnose and treat patients. In this work, we explore the use of Hierarchical Dirichlet Processes (HDP) as a Bayesian nonparametric framework to infer patients' states of health by combining multiple sources of data. In particular, we employ HDP to combine clinical time series and text from the nursing progress notes in a probabilistic topic modeling framework for patient risk stratification...
February 2017: IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630951/phenotyping-hypotensive-patients-in-critical-care-using-hospital-discharge-summaries
#5
Yang Dai, Sharukh Lokhandwala, William Long, Roger Mark, Li-Wei H Lehman
Among critically-ill patients, hypotension represents a failure in compensatory mechanisms and may lead to organ hypoperfusion and failure. In this work, we adopt a data-driven approach for phenotype discovery and visualization of patient similarity and cohort structure in the intensive care unit (ICU). We used Hierarchical Dirichlet Process (HDP) as a nonparametric topic modeling technique to automatically learn a d-dimensional feature representation of patients that captures the latent "topic" structure of diseases, symptoms, medications, and findings documented in hospital discharge summaries...
February 2017: IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630919/discovery-of-lorentz-violating-type-ii-weyl-fermions-in-laalge
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Su-Yang Xu, Nasser Alidoust, Guoqing Chang, Hong Lu, Bahadur Singh, Ilya Belopolski, Daniel S Sanchez, Xiao Zhang, Guang Bian, Hao Zheng, Marious-Adrian Husanu, Yi Bian, Shin-Ming Huang, Chuang-Han Hsu, Tay-Rong Chang, Horng-Tay Jeng, Arun Bansil, Titus Neupert, Vladimir N Strocov, Hsin Lin, Shuang Jia, M Zahid Hasan
In quantum field theory, Weyl fermions are relativistic particles that travel at the speed of light and strictly obey the celebrated Lorentz symmetry. Their low-energy condensed matter analogs are Weyl semimetals, which are conductors whose electronic excitations mimic the Weyl fermion equation of motion. Although the traditional (type I) emergent Weyl fermions observed in TaAs still approximately respect Lorentz symmetry, recently, the so-called type II Weyl semimetal has been proposed, where the emergent Weyl quasiparticles break the Lorentz symmetry so strongly that they cannot be smoothly connected to Lorentz symmetric Weyl particles...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630660/npc-exs-alleviate-endothelial-oxidative-stress-and-dysfunction-through-the-mir-210-downstream-nox2-and-vegfr2-pathways
#7
Hua Liu, Jinju Wang, Yusen Chen, Yanfang Chen, Xiaotang Ma, Ji C Bihl, Yi Yang
We have demonstrated that neural progenitor cells (NPCs) protect endothelial cells (ECs) from oxidative stress. Since exosomes (EXs) can convey the benefit of parent cells through their carried microRNAs (miRs) and miR-210 is ubiquitously expressed with versatile functions, we investigated the role of miR-210 in the effects of NPC-EXs on oxidative stress and dysfunction in ECs. NPCs were transfected with control and miR-210 scramble/inhibitor/mimic to generate NPC-EXs(con), NPC-EXs(sc), NPC-EXs(anti-miR-210), and NPC-EXs(miR-210)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627582/mir%C3%A2-27-inhibits-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-by-targeting-leptin-in-osteoarthritic-chondrocytes
#8
Bin Zhou, Hongwei Li, Jide Shi
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease. An increasing number of studies point to the role of microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) in the pathogenesis of OA. An earlier study suggested that miR‑27b was associated with OA; however, the precise mechanisms regarding the involvement of the miR‑27 in the progression of OA remain unclear. In the present study, we first analyzed the effects of miR‑27 on OA. In vitro, the degree of miR‑27 expression was decreased in chondrocytes obtained from patients with OA...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625362/urotensin-core-mimics-that-modulate-the-biological-activity-of-urotensin-ii-related-peptide-but-not-urotensin-ii
#9
Martin Strack, Étienne Billard, David Chatenet, William D Lubell
A novel approach for the synthesis of head-to-tail cyclic peptides has been developed and used to prepare two mimics of the urotensin II-related peptide (URP) cyclic core. Mimics 1 and 2 (c[Trp-Lys-Tyr-Gly-ψ(triazole)-Gly] and c[Phe-Trp-Lys-Tyr-Gly-ψ(triazole)-Gly]) were respectively prepared using a combination of solid- and solution-phase synthesis. The silyl-based alkyne-modifying (SAM) linker enabled installation of C-terminal alkyne and N-terminal azide moieties onto linear peptide precursors, which underwent head-to-tail copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) in solution...
May 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624644/psychiatric-symptom-recognition-without-labeled-data-using-distributional-representations-of-phrases-and-on-line-knowledge
#10
Yaoyun Zhang, Olivia Zhang, Yonghui Wu, Hee-Jin Lee, Jun Xu, Hua Xu, Kirk Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Mental health is becoming an increasingly important topic in healthcare. Psychiatric symptoms, which consist of subjective descriptions of the patient's experience, as well as the nature and severity of mental disorders, are critical to support the phenotypic classification for personalized prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of mental disorders. However, few automated approaches have been proposed to extract psychiatric symptoms from clinical text, mainly due to (a) the lack of annotated corpora, which are time-consuming and costly to build, and (b) the inherent linguistic difficulties that symptoms present as they are not well-defined clinical concepts like diseases...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622579/evidence-of-promising-biological-pharmacological-activities-of-the-sertraline-based-copper-complex-serh2-2-cucl4
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Nancy Martini, Juliana E Parente, Maria Eugenia Toledo, Graciela E Escudero, Carlos H Laino, Juan José Martínez Medina, Gustavo A Echeverría, Oscar E Piro, Luis Lezama, Patricia A M Williams, Evelina G Ferrer
In the current study the ability of copper complex to exert multiple biological activities is combined with the pharmacological action of sertraline (SerH2Cl, antidepressant drug). The hydrated and anhydrous forms of the tetrachlorocuprate(II) salts, namely (SerH2)2[CuCl4]·½H2O and (SerH2)2[CuCl4], were synthesized and characterized by physicochemical methods. The crystal structures were determined by X-ray diffraction methods. The hydrate complex crystallizes in the monoclinic P21 space group with a=8.0807(2) Å, b=36...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619739/renal-cell-carcinoma-with-isolated-breast-metastasis
#12
Sarah M Dhannoon, Ali A Alsaad, Abdo R Asmar, Fuad H Shahin
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a highly prevalent disease worldwide with many cases being metastasised to various organs during the time of initial presentation. Metastatic RCC to the breast is a rare entity and can mimic primary breast carcinoma. In this article, we present a 63-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a breast mass that was detected by screening mammography and found to have a biopsy proven grade-II clear RCC in the breast tissue. Despite the high incidence and prevalence of primary breast cancer, metastasis from extramammary should be suspected in patients with a prior history of other cancers...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614092/poloxamer-p85-increases-anticancer-activity-of-schiff-base-against-prostate-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Selami Demirci, Ayşegül Doğan, Neşe Başak Türkmen, Dilek Telci, Ahmet B Çağlayan, Mustafa Ç Beker, Ertuğrul Kiliç, Ferda Özkan, Bülent Dede, Fikrettin Şahin
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men and the leading cause of death after lung cancer. Development of hormone-refractory disease is a crucial step for prostate cancer progression for which an effective treatment option is currently unavailable. Therefore, there is a need for new agents that can efficiently target cancer cells, decrease tumor growth, and thereby extend the survival of patients in late-stage castration-resistant prostate cancer. In the current study, a novel heterodinuclear copper(II)Mn(II) Schiff base complex combined with P85 was used to evaluate anticancer activity against prostate cancer in vitro and in vivo...
June 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610487/establishment-of-novel-meniscal-scaffold-structures-using-polyglycolic-and-poly-l-lactic-acids
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Tomohiko Murakami, Shuhei Otsuki, Kosuke Nakagawa, Yoshinori Okamoto, Tae Inoue, Yuki Sakamoto, Hideki Sato, Masashi Neo
The purpose of this study was to evaluate various types of meniscus scaffolds that mimic the meniscus structure, and to establish a novel cell-free meniscus scaffold with polyglycolic acid or poly-l-lactic acid. Four types of scaffolds were implanted into Japanese white rabbits: poly-l-lactic acid sponge poly-l-lactic acid, PGA-coated PLLA sponge, PGA lamination, and film-coated PGA lamination. Samples were harvested at 8 and 12 weeks after implantation, and a compression stress test was performed. The meniscus size and Ishida scores were evaluated for regenerated tissue...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610455/non-fourier-thermal-transport-induced-structural-hierarchy-and-damage-to-collagen-ultrastructure-subjected-to-laser-irradiation
#15
Nilamani Sahoo, Arunn Narasimhan, Purbarun Dhar, Sarit Kumar Das
Comprehending the mechanism of thermal transport through biological tissues is an important factor for optimal ablation of cancerous tissues and minimising collateral tissue damage. The present study reports detailed mapping of the rise in internal temperature within the tissue mimics due to NIR (1064 nm) laser irradiation, both for bare mimics and with gold nanostructures infused. Gold nanostructures such as mesoflowers and nano spheres have been synthesized and used as photothermal converters to enhance the temperature rise, resulting in achieving the desired degradation of malignant tissue in targeted region...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603805/stress-and-displacement-patterns-in-the-craniofacial-skeleton-with-rapid-maxillary-expansion-a-finite-element-method-study
#16
J Priyadarshini, C M Mahesh, B S Chandrashekar, Abhishek Sundara, A V Arun, Vinay P Reddy
BACKGROUND: Rapid maxillary expansion (RME), indicated in the treatment of maxillary deficiency directs high forces to maxillary basal bone and to other adjacent skeletal bones. The aim of this study is to (i) evaluate stress distribution along craniofacial sutures and (ii) study the displacement of various craniofacial structures with rapid maxillary expansion therapy by using a Finite Element model. METHODS: An analytical model was developed from a dried human skull of a 12 year old male...
December 2017: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603559/three-immune-mediated-disease-models-induced-by-theiler-s-virus-multiple-sclerosis-seizures-and-myocarditis
#17
Ikuo Tsunoda, Fumitaka Sato, Seiichi Omura, Mitsugu Fujita, Namie Sakiyama, Ah-Mee Park
Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV) infection has been used as a viral model for multiple sclerosis (MS), as TMEV can induce chronic inflammatory demyelinating lesions with viral persistence in the spinal cord of SJL/J mice. In contrast, when C57BL/6 mice are infected with TMEV, the mice can clear the virus from the central nervous system (CNS), without viral persistence or demyelination, but develop seizures and hippocampal sclerosis, which has been used as a viral model for seizures/epilepsy. In the two TMEV-induced CNS disease models, not only viral infection, but also immune responses contribute to the pathogenesis...
November 2016: Clinical & Experimental Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602094/stochastic-simulation-of-isotopic-exchange-mechanisms-for-fe-ii-catalyzed-recrystallization-of-goethite
#18
Piotr Zarzycki, Kevin M Rosso
Understanding Fe(II)-catalyzed transformations of Fe(III)-(oxyhydr)oxides is critical for correctly interpreting stable isotopic distributions and for predicting the fate of metal ions in the environment. Recent Fe isotopic tracer experiments have shown that goethite undergoes rapid recrystallization without phase change when exposed to aqueous Fe(II). The proposed explanation is oxidation of sorbed Fe(II) and reductive Fe(II) release coupled 1:1 by electron conduction through crystallites. Given the availability of two tracer exchange data sets that explore pH and particle size effects (e...
June 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602065/corrective-septorhinoplasty-in-acute-nasal-bone-fractures
#19
Jisung Kim, Hahn Jin Jung, Woo Sub Shim
Objectives: Closed reduction is generally recommended for acute nasal bone fractures, and rhinoplasty is considered in cases with an unsatisfactory outcome. However, concomitant rhinoplasty with fracture reduction might achieve better surgical outcomes. This study investigated the surgical techniques and outcomes in patients who underwent rhinoplasty and fracture reduction concomitantly, during the acute stage of nasal bone fracture. Methods: Forty-five patients who underwent concomitant rhinoplasty and fracture reduction were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601080/microrna-630-suppresses-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-regulating-foxm1-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#20
Jing Feng, Xiaojuan Wang, Weihua Zhu, Si Chen, Changwei Feng
In the present study, we investigated the functional role of microRNA (miR)-630 in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of gastric cancer (GC) cells, as well as the regulatory mechanism. Cells of human GC cell line SGC 7901 were transfected with miR-630 mimic or miR-630 inhibitor. The transfection efficiency was confirmed by qRT-PCR. Cell migration and invasion were determined by Transwell assay. Protein expression of E-cadherin, vimentin, and Forkhead box protein M1 (FoxM1) was tested by Western blot...
June 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
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