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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934711/alterations-of-larval-photo-dependent-swimming-responses-pdr-new-endpoints-for-rapid-and-diagnostic-screening-of-aquatic-contamination
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Luis Colón-Cruz, Lauren Kristofco, Jonathan Crooke-Rosado, Agnes Acevedo, Aranza Torrado, Bryan W Brooks, María A Sosa, Martine Behra
Detection and toxicity assessment of waterborne contaminants are crucial for protecting human health and the environment. Development of easy-to-implement, rapid and cost-effective tools to measure anthropogenic effects on watersheds are critical for responsible management, particularly in times of increasing development and urbanization. Traditionally, environmental toxicology has focused on limited endpoints, such as lethality and fertility, which are directly affecting population levels. However, more sensitive readings are needed to assess sub-lethal effects...
September 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934390/protein-phosphatase-1-regulates-huntingtin-exon-1-aggregation-and-toxicity
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Joana Branco-Santos, Federico Herrera, Gonçalo M Poças, Yolanda Pires-Afonso, Flaviano Giorgini, Pedro M Domingos, Tiago F Outeiro
Huntington's disease is neurodegenerative disorder caused by a polyglutamine expansion in the N-terminal region of the huntingtin protein (N17). Here, we analysed the relative contribution of each phosphorylatable residue in the N17 region (T3, S13 and S16) towards huntingtin exon 1 (HTTex1) oligomerization, aggregation and toxicity in human cells and Drosophila neurons. We used bimolecular fluorescence complementation to show that expression of single phosphomimic mutations completely abolished HTTex1 aggregation in human cells...
October 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933679/thyroid-hormone-stimulates-the-onset-of-adult-feeding-kinematics-in-zebrafish
#3
Sarah McMenamin, Casey Carter, Wiliam James Cooper
The physical demands for swimming and feeding change dramatically over the course of development for many aquatic animals. Indeed, in teleosts, the transition from larva to adult involves major shifts in both trophic morphology and feeding behavior. A spike in thyroid hormone (TH) coordinates many developmental processes that occur during this adult transition in numerous vertebrate species. Using mutant and transgenic zebrafish, we tested the hypothesis that TH is essential for the transition from larval to adult feeding kinematic profiles...
September 21, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933671/of-mice-and-men-and-larvae-galleria-mellonella-to-model-the-early-host-pathogen-interactions-after-fungal-infection
#4
Andrew M Borman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932931/usefulness-of-zebrafish-larvae-to-evaluate-drug-induced-functional-and-morphological-renal-tubular-alterations
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Rita Gorgulho, Raquel Jacinto, Susana S Lopes, Sofia A Pereira, Erin M Tranfield, Gabriel G Martins, Emilio J Gualda, Rico J E Derks, Ana C Correia, Evelyne Steenvoorden, Petra Pintado, Oleg A Mayboroda, Emilia C Monteiro, Judit Morello
Prediction and management of drug-induced renal injury (DIRI) rely on the knowledge of the mechanisms of drug insult and on the availability of appropriate animal models to explore it. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) offers unique advantages for assessing DIRI because the larval pronephric kidney has a high homology with its human counterpart and it is fully mature at 3.5 days post-fertilization. Herein, we aimed to evaluate the usefulness of zebrafish larvae as a model of renal tubular toxicity through a comprehensive analysis of the renal alterations induced by the lethal concentrations for 10% of the larvae for gentamicin, paracetamol and tenofovir...
September 20, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932905/serum-ige-and-igg4-against-muscle-larva-excretory-secretory-products-during-the-early-and-late-phases-of-human-trichinellosis
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Marcela A Calcagno, María A Forastiero, María P Saracino, Cecilia C Vila, Stella M Venturiello
In human trichinellosis, the relevance of the presence and persistence of specific serum IgE and IgG4 during the early and late phases of infection is still controversial.The aim of this work was to determine the percentage of human sera presenting IgE and IgG4 against Trichinella spiralis muscle larvae excretory-secretory products as well as their levels during the early and late phases of the infection. The antigen recognition pattern by serum total immunoglobulins (IgGAM), IgE, and IgG4 was assessed over time...
September 20, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932250/evidences-of-the-low-implication-of-mosquitoes-in-the-transmission-of-mycobacterium-ulcerans-the-causative-agent-of-buruli-ulcer
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Rousseau Djouaka, Francis Zeukeng, Jude Daiga Bigoga, David N'golo Coulibaly, Genevieve Tchigossou, Romaric Akoton, Sylla Aboubacar, Sodjinin Jean-Eudes Tchebe, Clavella Nantcho Nguepdjo, Razack Adeoti, Innocent Djegbe, Manuele Tamo, Wilfred Fon Mbacham, Solange E Kakou-Ngazoa, Anthony Ablordey
BACKGROUND: Buruli ulcer (BU) continues to be a serious public health threat in wet tropical regions and the mode of transmission of its etiological agent, Mycobacterium ulcerans (MU), remains poorly understood. In this study, mosquito species collected in endemic villages in Benin were screened for the presence of MU. In addition, the ability of mosquitoes larvae to pick up MU from their environment and remain colonized through the larval developmental stages to the adult stage was investigated...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931848/integrated-analysis-of-microrna-and-mrna-expression-profiles-during-the-sex-differentiation-sensitive-period-in-oriental-river-prawn-macrobrachium-nipponense
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Shubo Jin, Hongtuo Fu, Shengming Sun, Sufei Jiang, Yiwei Xiong, Yongsheng Gong, Hui Qiao, Wenyi Zhang, Yan Wu
Male oriental river prawns (Macrobrachium nipponense) grow faster than females, and therefore, reach larger sizes by harvest time. Histological observations have indicated that the sex-differentiation sensitive period (which includes the formation of the androgenic gland, the testis, and the ovary) is from post-larvae (PL) developmental stage for M. nipponense. In this study, we prepared four microRNA (miRNA) and mRNA libraries using samples collected from sex-differentiation sensitive period (PL7 to PL16) to perform RNA-sequencing for identifying sex-related candidate miRNAs, genes, and metabolic pathways...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931814/optical-trapping-of-otoliths-drives-vestibular-behaviours-in-larval-zebrafish
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Itia A Favre-Bulle, Alexander B Stilgoe, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Ethan K Scott
The vestibular system, which detects gravity and motion, is crucial to survival, but the neural circuits processing vestibular information remain incompletely characterised. In part, this is because the movement needed to stimulate the vestibular system hampers traditional neuroscientific methods. Optical trapping uses focussed light to apply forces to targeted objects, typically ranging from nanometres to a few microns across. In principle, optical trapping of the otoliths (ear stones) could produce fictive vestibular stimuli in a stationary animal...
September 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931629/selinene-volatiles-are-essential-precursors-for-maize-defense-promoting-fungal-pathogen-resistance
#10
Yezhang Ding, Alisa Huffaker, Tobias G Köllner, Philipp Weckwerth, Christelle A M Robert, Joseph L Spencer, Alexander E Lipka, Eric A Schmelz
To ensure food security, maize (Zea mays) is a model crop for understanding useful traits underlying stress resistance. In contrast to foliar biochemicals, root defenses limiting the spread of disease remain poorly described. To better understand below-ground defenses in the field, we performed root metabolomic profiling and uncovered unexpectedly high levels of the sesquiterpene volatile β-selinene and the corresponding non-volatile antibiotic derivative, β-costic acid. The application of metabolite-based quantitative trait loci (mQTL) mapping using bi-parental populations, genome wide association studies, and near-isogenic lines (NILs) enabled the identification of terpene synthase 21 (ZmTps21) on chromosome 9 as a β-costic acid pathway candidate gene...
September 20, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931493/homarus-gammarus-crustacea-decapoda-larvae-under-an-ocean-acidification-scenario-responses-across-different-levels-of-biological-organization
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Lénia D Rato, Sara C Novais, Marco F L Lemos, Luís M F Alves, Sérgio M Leandro
The present study evaluated the effects of exposure to different target pCO2 levels: control (C: 370μatm, pH = 8.15) and ocean acidification (OA: 710μatm, pH=7.85) on development and biochemical responses related with oxidative stress and energy metabolism during the crustacean Homarus gammarus (L.) larval development, integrating different levels of biological organization. After hatching in the laboratory, larvae from the same female brood were exposed to the described conditions from hatching until reaching Stage III (last larval stage - 11 days)...
September 17, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931324/phenoloxidase-an-effective-bioactivity-target-for-botanical-insecticide-screening-from-green-walnut-husks
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Wenyi Hu, Wenxian Du, Shumin Bai, Sitong Lv, Guang Chen
Phenoloxidase, a critical enzyme in insects, may serve as a promising target in botanical insecticide development. In an effort to identify active ingredients with insecticidal properties in green walnut husks, juglone and plumbagin were isolated from the chloroform extract using phenoloxidase as bioactive target with the IC50 of 0.247 g/L and 0.256 g/L, respectively. After an artificial diet feeding of the juglone or plumbagin, more than 50% corrected mortality in stomach toxicity form was observed in Pieris rapae Linne larvae and Helicoverpa armigera Hübner larvae at the concentration ≥0...
September 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931155/host-recognition-responses-of-western-family-chrysomelidae-corn-rootworm-larvae-to-rna-interference-and-bt-corn
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Sarah N Zukoff, Anthony L Zukoff
Western corn rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte is an important pest of corn whose larvae exhibit particular quantifiable patterns of locomotion after exposure to, and removal from, host roots and nonhost roots. Using EthoVision software, the behavior and locomotion of the western corn rootworm larvae was analyzed to determine the level of host recognition to germinated roots of differing corn hybrids containing either rootworm targeted Bt genes, RNA interference (RNAi) technology, the stack of both Bt and RNAi, or the isoline of these...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931154/differentially-expressed-proteins-from-the-peritrophic-membrane-related-to-the-lethal-synergistic-mechanisms-observed-in-hyphantria-cunea-larvae-treated-with-a-mixture-of-bt-and-chlorbenzuron
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Ming Xu, Fuyuan Xu, Xiaoqin Wu
Hyphantria cunea (Drury) (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) is an important forest insect pest around the world. It attacks a variety of broad-leaf trees. It has caused serious economic and ecological damage to its new habitats. A mixture of Bt and chlorbenzuron has a higher toxicity and faster killed than those of either agent alone to the 4th instar larvae of H. cunea both by the lab and field test results, and the toxic effect of the mixture treatment was significantly enhanced. Using proteomics technology, including SDS-PAGE and MALDI-TOF-TOF MS, we analyzed differentially expressed proteins of the peritrophic membrane (PM) of the 4th instar larvae of H...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930522/advances-in-tick-vaccinology-in-brazil-from-gene-expression-to-immunoprotection
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Renato Andreotti, Poliana Fernanda Giachetto, Rodrigo Casquero Cunha
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus has substantial economic impact on the cattle breeding industry and, chemical control and tick resistance development are the major concern. There is a worldwide search for new options, and control using vaccines has been the main focus nowadays. Studies performed in Brazil found that Bm86-based immunization of bovines reduced the infestation of R. (B.) microplus of vaccinated bovines by 45% to 60%. Native Boophilusmicroplus tripsin inhibitors (BmTIs) with trypsin-, kallikrein-, and elastase-inhibiting activities have been used as immunogens in bovines reaching 72...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929990/microbial-composition-affects-the-performance-of-an-artificial-tephritid-larval-diet
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P Rempoulakis, S Sela Saldinger, E Nemny-Lavy, R Pinto, A Birke, D Nestel
The present study investigated the patterns of microorganisms in an artificial larval diet during Dacus ciliatus (Diptera; Tephritidae) larval development. Microbial population contents in the diet of total heterotrophic bacteria, yeast and molds, coliform and lactobacilli, and their dynamics during development, were monitored. Initially, the microbial composition in diet trays failing to produce viable pupae and in trays successfully producing pupae and adult flies was characterized. The failing diet trays contained large populations of lactobacilli that increased during larval development, and low populations of coliforms...
September 20, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929986/the-effect-of-temperature-on-the-initial-development-of-brycon-amazonicus-spix-agassiz-1829-as-tool-for-micromanipulation-of-embryos
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Regiane Cristina da Silva, Matheus Pereira Dos Santos, José Augusto Senhorini, Maria do Carmo Faria Paes, Fernanda Nogueira Valentin, Takafumi Fujimoto, Nivaldo Ferreira do Nascimento, George Shigueki Yasui, Laura Satiko Okada Nakaghi
Primordial germ cell (PGC) transplant is a promising tool in aquaculture; however, successful use of this technique requires in depth knowledge of the early stages of embryo and larval development. The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of different temperatures (22, 26, and 30°C) on the early development of B. amazonicus. The newly fertilized eggs were distributed into tanks with controlled temperature and oxygenation. Samples were collected at pre-established times and analysed under light and fluorescence microscopy...
September 20, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929439/parasitism-of-spodoptera-litura-lepidoptera-noctuidae-by-microplitis-prodeniae-hymenoptera-braconidae
#18
Z Yan, J J Yue, C H Zhang, B Q Lu, Y L Xie, L X Zhang, Z Q Peng
Spodoptera litura Fabricius is a major vegetable pest that is widely distributed throughout tropical, subtropical and temperate regions. Microplitis prodeniae Rao and Chandry is a solitary endoparasitoid of S. litura. To assess the potential use of this parasitoid as a biological control agent, the reproductive schedule, fecundity and functional response of M. prodeniae were investigated under conditions of 28 ± 1°C and 70 ± 10% relative humidity with a 14:10-h L:D photoperiod. The parasitoid's average lifetime fecundity was 171...
September 19, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929415/pediatric-neurocysticercosis
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REVIEW
Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini
Neurocysticercosis is the most common helminth infection of nervous system in humans caused by the encysted larvae of Taenia solium. It is a major cause of epilepsy in tropical areas and the most common cause of focal-onset seizures in North Indian children. Children with neurocysticercosis have pleomorphic manifestations depending on the location, number and viability of the cysts and host response. In endemic areas, neurocysticercosis should be clinically suspected in any child with recent-onset seizures, headache or focal motor deficits where there is no other suggestion of an underlying neurological disorder...
September 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928675/larval-mid-gut-responses-to-sub-lethal-dose-of-cry-toxin-in-lepidopteran-pest-achaea-janata
#20
Vinod K Chauhan, Narender K Dhania, R K Chaitanya, Balasubramanian Senthilkumaran, Aparna Dutta-Gupta
The lack of homogeneity in field application of Bacillus thuringiensis formulation often results in ingestion of sub-lethal doses of the biopesticide by a fraction of pest population and there by promotes the toxin tolerance and resistance in long term. Gut regeneration seems to be one of the possible mechanism by which this is accomplished. However, the existing information is primarily derived from in vitro studies using mid-gut cell cultures. Present study illustrates cellular and molecular changes in mid-gut epithelium of a Bt-susceptible polyphagous insect pest castor semilooper, Achaea janata in response to a Cry toxin formulation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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