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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140137/v%C3%AC-o2-and-muscle-deoxygenation-kinetics-during-skating-comparison-between-slide-board-and-treadmill-skating
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Tatiane Piucco, Rogério Soares, Fernando Diefenthaeler, Guillaume Millet, Juan Murias
PURPOSE: this study aimed to compare the oxygen uptake (V̇O2) kinetics during skating on a treadmill and skating on a slide board and discuss potential mechanisms that might control the V̇O2 kinetics responses during skating. METHODS: breath-by-breath pulmonary V̇O2 and near-infrared spectroscopy-derived muscle deoxygenation ([HHbMb]) were monitored continuously in 12 well-trained young long track speed skaters. On-transient V̇O2 and [HHbMb] responses to skating on a treadmill and skating on a slide board at 80% of the estimated gas exchange threshold were fitted as mono-exponential function...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138778/dual-phosphorescence-emission-of-dinuclear-platinum-ii-complex-incorporating-cyclometallating-pyrenyl-dipyridine-based-ligand-and-its-application-in-near-infrared-solution-processed-polymer-light-emitting-diodes
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Zhaoran Hao, Fanyuan Meng, Pu Wang, Yafei Wang, Hua Tan, Yong Pei, Shijian Su, Yu Liu
Two novel mono- and binuclear cyclometalated platinum(ii) complexes of (BuPyrDPy)Pt(dpm) and (BuPyrDPy)[Pt(dpm)]2 incorporating a pyrenyl-dipyridine-based cyclometalated ligand were synthesized and characterized, respectively. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction of the two materials revealed each complex's coordination mode; their photophysical, electrochemical as well as electroluminescent properties were also investigated. Both complexes exhibited good solubility and excellent thermal stability. (BuPyrDPy)[Pt(dpm)]2 presented dual phosphorescence emissive character at room-temperature and showed an increased quantum efficiency compared to that of (BuPyrDPy)Pt(dpm)...
November 15, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138476/visuospatial-attention-in-the-lateralised-brain-of-pigeons-a-matter-of-ontogenetic-light-experiences
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Sara Letzner, Onur Güntürkün, Stephanie Lor, Robert Jan Pawlik, Martina Manns
The ontogenetic mechanisms leading to complementary hemispheric specialisations of the two brain halves are poorly understood. In pigeons, asymmetrical light stimulation during development triggers the left-hemispheric dominance for visuomotor control but light effects on right-hemispheric specialisations are largely unknown. We therefore tested adult pigeons with and without embryonic light experience in a visual search task in which the birds pecked peas regularly scattered on an area in front of them. Comparing the pecking pattern of both groups indicates that the embryonic light conditions differentially influence biased visuospatial attention under mono- and binocular seeing conditions...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138240/kinetics-of-h2o2-driven-degradation-of-chitin-by-a-bacterial-lytic-polysaccharide-monooxygenase
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Silja Kuusk, Bastien Bissaro, Piret Kuusk, Zarah Forsberg, Vincent G H Eijsink, Morten Sørlie, Priit Väljamäe
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) catalyze the oxidative cleavage of glycosidic bonds in recalcitrant polysaccharides, such as cellulose and chitin, and are of interest in biotechnological utilization of these abundant biomaterials. It has recently been shown that LPMOs can use H2O2, instead of O2, as a co-substrate. This peroxygenase-like reaction by a mono-copper enzyme is unprecedented in nature and opens new avenues in chemistry and enzymology. Here, we provide the first detailed kinetic characterization of chitin degradation by the bacterial LPMO chitin-binding protein CBP21 using H2O2 as co-substrate...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138238/a-resource-for-the-allele-specific-analysis-of-dna-methylation-at-multiple-genomically-imprinted-loci-in-mice
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Jadiel A Wasson, Onur Birol, David J Katz
Genomically imprinted loci are expressed mono-allelically dependent upon the parent of origin. Their regulation not only illuminates how chromatin regulates gene expression but also how chromatin can be reprogrammed every generation. Because of their distinct parent of origin regulation, analysis of imprinted loci can be difficult. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are required to accurately assess these elements allele-specifically. However, publicly available SNP databases lack robust verification, making analysis of imprinting difficult...
November 14, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136555/non-targeted-metabolomics-guided-sildenafil-metabolism-study-in-human-liver-microsomes
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Ju-Hyun Kim, Jun Hyun Jo, Kyung-Ah Seo, Hayoung Hwang, Hye Suk Lee, Sangkyu Lee
Metabolomics combined with high-resolution mass spectrometry (HR-MS) and multivariate data analysis has broad applications in the study of xenobiotic metabolism. Although information about xenobiotic metabolism is essential to understand toxic mechanisms, pharmacokinetic parameters and excretion pathways, it is limited to predict all generated metabolites in biological fluids. Here, we revisited sildenafil metabolism in human liver microsomes using a metabolomics approach to achieve a global picture of sildenafil phase 1 metabolism...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136155/a-model-informed-preclinical-approach-for-prediction-of-clinical-pharmacodynamic-interactions-of-anti-tb-drug-combinations
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Oskar Clewe, Sebastian G Wicha, Corné P de Vogel, Jurriaan E M de Steenwinkel, Ulrika S H Simonsson
Background: Identification of pharmacodynamic interactions is not reasonable to carry out in a clinical setting for many reasons. The aim of this work was to develop a model-informed preclinical approach for prediction of clinical pharmacodynamic drug interactions in order to inform early anti-TB drug development. Methods: In vitro time-kill experiments were performed with Mycobacterium tuberculosis using rifampicin, isoniazid or ethambutol alone as well as in different combinations at clinically relevant concentrations...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136013/monomer-conversion-dimensional-stability-strength-modulus-surface-apatite-precipitation-and-wear-of-novel-reactive-calcium-phosphate-and-polylysine-containing-dental-composites
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Kanokrat Kangwankai, Sarah Sani, Piyaphong Panpisut, Wendy Xia, Paul Ashley, Haralampos Petridis, Anne Margaret Young
PURPOSE: The aim was to assess monomer conversion, dimensional stability, flexural strength / modulus, surface apatite precipitation and wear of mono / tri calcium phosphate (CaP) and polylysine (PLS)-containing dental composites. These were formulated using a new, high molecular weight, fluid monomer phase that requires no polymerisation activator. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urethane and Polypropylene Glycol Dimethacrylates were combined with low levels of an adhesion promoting monomer and a light activated initiator...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134994/gas-adsorption-efficacy-of-graphene-sheets-functionalised-with-carboxyl-hydroxyl-and-epoxy-groups-in-conjunction-with-stone-thrower-wales-stw-and-inverse-stone-thrower-wales-istw-defects
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Murugan Lalitha, Senthilkumar Lakshmipathi
The complete reduction of graphene oxide is difficult to achieve, and hence oxygen-containing functional groups do exist in graphene, along with structural defects. On the other hand, efficient gas sensor materials have been a subject of relentless interest. This instigates the need to explore the gas adsorption on STW and ISTW defective graphene sheets functionalised by -COOH, -OH and C-O-C groups, using density functional theory calculations. Both defects are experimentally feasible as evident through their formation energies...
November 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134748/novel-topical-agent-containing-superoxide-dismutase-100%C3%A2-000%C3%A2-iu-and-4-of-plant-extracts-as-a-mono-therapy-for-atopic-dermatitis
#10
Dimitrios Sgouros, Alexander Katoulis, Dimitrios Rigopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment for the acute phase of atopic dermatitis (AD), whereas topical emollients are mainly used for maintenance of remission. A topical agent that combines emollient and anti-inflammatory properties would achieve control of all phases of AD, without the need for chronic corticosteroid use. AIM: To assess the efficacy of a novel topical agent containing superoxide dismutase (SOD) 100 000 IU and 4% of a combination of plant extracts (blackcurrant seed oil, sunflower oil concentrate, balloon vine extract)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134300/freeze-fracture-new-avenues-for-the-ultrastructural-analysis-of-cells-in-vitro
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REVIEW
Carola Meier, Anja Beckmann
The ultrastructural analysis of biological membranes by freeze fracture has a 60-year tradition. In this review, we summarize the benefits of the freeze-fracture technique and review special structures analyzed by freeze fracture and by combined freeze-fracture replica immunogold labeling (FRIL) of cell cultures. In principle, every cellular membrane whether of cell suspensions, mono- or bilayers of cell cultures can be analyzed in freeze fracture. The combination of freeze fracture and immunogold labeling of the replica allows the ultrastructural identification of protein assemblies in combination with the molecular identification of their constituent proteins using specific antibodies...
November 13, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134218/antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-ilex-guayusa-tea-preparations-a-comparison-to-camellia-sinensis-teas
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Madelein D Pardau, Andreia S P Pereira, Zeno Apostolides, June C Serem, Megan J Bester
Ilex guayusa tea preparations are now commercially available as Runa tea. Little is known regarding the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory bioactivities of this tea. The I. guayusa teas had a total polyphenolic content between 54.39 and 67.23 mg GAE per g dry mass and peroxyl radical scavenging capacities between 1773.41 and 2019 μmol TE per g dry mass, nearly half of that for the Camellia sinensis teas. The I. guayusa teas afforded 60-80% protection from oxidative stress in the Caco-2 cellular antioxidant assay, comparable to the C...
November 14, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133816/disruption-of-diphthamide-synthesis-genes-and-resulting-toxin-resistance-as-a-robust-technology-for-quantifying-and-optimizing-crispr-cas9-mediated-gene-editing
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Tobias Killian, Steffen Dickopf, Alexander K Haas, Claudia Kirstenpfad, Klaus Mayer, Ulrich Brinkmann
We have devised an effective and robust method for the characterization of gene-editing events. The efficacy of editing-mediated mono- and bi-allelic gene inactivation and integration events is quantified based on colony counts. The combination of diphtheria toxin (DT) and puromycin (PM) selection enables analyses of 10,000-100,000 individual cells, assessing hundreds of clones with inactivated genes per experiment. Mono- and bi-allelic gene inactivation is differentiated by DT resistance, which occurs only upon bi-allelic inactivation...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133528/sumo-chain-formation-relies-on-the-amino-terminal-region-of-sumo-conjugating-enzyme-and-has-dedicated-substrates-in-plants
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Konstantin Tomanov, Lilian Nehlin, Ionida Ziba, Andreas Bachmair
The SUMO conjugation apparatus usually attaches single SUMO moieties to its substrates, but SUMO chains have also been identified. In order to better define biochemical requirements and characteristics of SUMO chain formation, mutations in surface-exposed Lys residues of Arabidopsis SUMO conjugating enzyme (SCE) were tested for in vitro activity. Lys to Arg changes in the amino-terminal region of SCE allowed SUMO acceptance from SUMO activating enzyme and supported substrate mono-sumoylation, but these mutations had significant effects on SUMO chain assembly...
November 13, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133016/dynamic-transcriptional-control-of-macrophage-mirna-signature-via-inflammation-responsive-enhancers-revealed-using-a-combination-of-next-generation-sequencing-based-approaches
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Zsolt Czimmerer, Attila Horvath, Bence Daniel, Gergely Nagy, Ixchelt Cuaranta-Monroy, Mate Kiss, Zsuzsanna Kolostyak, Szilard Poliska, Laszlo Steiner, Nikolas Giannakis, Tamas Varga, Laszlo Nagy
MicroRNAs are important components of the post-transcriptional fine-tuning of macrophage gene expression in physiological and pathological conditions. However, the mechanistic underpinnings and the cis-acting genomic factors of how macrophage polarizing signals induce miRNA expression changes are not well characterized. Therefore, we systematically evaluated the transcriptional basis underlying the inflammation-mediated regulation of macrophage microRNome using the combination of different next generation sequencing datasets...
November 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132760/hepatitis-c-in-sub-saharan-africa-the-current-status-and-recommendations-for-achieving-elimination-by-2030
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REVIEW
Mark W Sonderup, Mary Afihene, Reidwaan Ally, Betty Apica, Yaw Awuku, Lina Cunha, Geoffrey Dusheiko, Neliswa Gogela, Marie-Jeanne Lohouès-Kouacou, Phillip Lam, Olufunmilayo Lesi, Papa Saliou Mbaye, Emmanuel Musabeyezu, Betty Musau, Olesegun Ojo, John Rwegasha, Barbara Scholz, Abate B Shewaye, Christian Tzeuton, Chris Kassianides, C Wendy Spearman
In 2016, WHO adopted a strategy for the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030. Africa, and more specifically, sub-Saharan Africa, carries a substantial portion of the global burden of viral hepatitis, especially chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections. The task that lies ahead for sub-Saharan Africa to achieve elimination is substantial, but not insurmountable. Major developments in the management of hepatitis C have put elimination within reach, but several difficulties will need to be navigated on the path to elimination...
December 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131459/differential-contribution-of-interleukin-10-promoter-variants-in-malaria-and-schistosomiasis-mono-and-co-infections-among-nigerian-children
#17
Ayodele Adedoja, Nghiem Xuan Hoan, Hoang van Tong, Selorme Adukpo, Deborah B Tijani, Ajibola A Akanbi, Christian G Meyer, Olusola Ojurongbe, Thirumalaisamy P Velavan
OBJECTIVE: Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine produced by Th1 cells and macrophages. The rationale of this study was to examine and validate possible contributions of IL-10 promoter polymorphisms in sub-Saharan Africa in children infected with either Plasmodium falciparum or Schistosoma haematobium and in children co-infected with both parasites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 309 Nigerian children aged 4 to 15 years were recruited. The study group consisted of individuals infected either with P...
November 13, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131083/the-effect-of-nutritive-and-non-nutritive-sweeteners-on-the-growth-adhesion-and-biofilm-formation-of-candida-albicans-and-candida-tropicalis
#18
Manjula M Weerasekera, Thilini A Jayarathna, Gayan K Wijesinghe, Chinthika P Gunasekara, Neluka Fernando, Nilwala Kottegoda, Lakshman P Samaranayake
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of glucose, sucrose, and saccharin on growth, adhesion and biofilm formation of Candida albicans and C.tropicalis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The growth rates of mono-cultures of planktonic C. albicans and C. tropicalis and co-cultures (1:1), were determined in yeast nitrogen broth supplemented with 5% (30 mM) and 10% (60 mM) of glucose, sucrose, and saccharin, using optical density measurements at 2h intervals over a 14h period. Adhesion and biofilm growth were performed and the growth quantified using standard 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) (MTT) assay...
November 1, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131029/rapid-induction-of-osteogenic-markers-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-adipose-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction-cells
#19
Jung-Won Choi, Sunhye Shin, Chang Youn Lee, Jiyun Lee, Hyang-Hee Seo, Soyeon Lim, Seahyoung Lee, Il-Kwon Kim, Hoon-Bum Lee, Sang Woo Kim, Ki-Chul Hwang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells are a mixed cell population, and their regenerative capacity has been validated in various therapeutic models. The purpose of this study was to investigate the regenerative mechanisms utilized by implanted SVF cells. Using an in vitro co-culture system, we sought to determine whether SVF implantation into impaired tissue affects endogenous mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) differentiation; MSCs can differentiate into a variety of cell types, and they have a strong regenerative capacity despite their low numbers in impaired tissue...
November 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130803/steroid-sparing-effect-of-sublingual-immunotherapy-real-life-study-in-mono-polisensitized-children-with-asthma
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Nerin Nadir Bahceciler, Nilufer Galip, Arzu Babayigit
AIM: Steroid-sparing effect of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in mono/polisensitized asthmatic children were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Children undergoing allergen-specific SLIT between 2010 and 2014 were included. Asthma control and usage/dose of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in the previous year was determined. Asthma control without ICS need ≥6 months was defined as 'ICS avoidance'. RESULTS:  90 children (mean ± SD age 8...
November 2017: Immunotherapy
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