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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719054/evolutionary-cell-biology-of-proteins-from-protists-to-humans-and-plants
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Helmut Plattner
During evolution, the cell as a fine-tuned machine had to undergo permanent adjustments to match changes in its environment, while "closed for repair work" was not possible. Evolution from protists (protozoa and unicellular algae) to multicellular organisms may have occurred in basically two lineages, Unikonta and Bikonta, culminating in mammals and angiosperms (flowering plants), respectively. Unicellular models for unikont evolution are myxamoebae (Dictyostelium) and increasingly also choanoflagellates, whereas, for bikonts, ciliates are preferred models...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718780/biarticular-elements-as-a-contributor-to-energy-efficiency-biomechanical-review-and-application-in-bio-inspired-robotics
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Karen Junius, Marta Moltedo, Pierre Cherelle, Carlos David Rodriguez-Guerrero, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
Despite the increased interest in exoskeleton research in the last decades, not much progress has been made on the successful reduction of user effort. In humans, biarticular elements have been identied as one of the reasons for the energy economy of locomotion. This document gives an extensive literature overview concerning the function of biarticular mus- cles in human beings. The exact role of these muscles in the efficiency of human locomotion is reduced to three elementary functions: energy transfer towards distal joints, efficient control of output force direction and double joint actuation...
July 18, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718328/primary-mono-and-bis-sulfonamides-obtained-via-regiospecific-sulfochlorination-of-n-arylpyrazoles-inhibition-profile-against-a-panel-of-human-carbonic-anhydrases
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Mikhail Krasavin, Mikhail Korsakov, Oksana Ronzhina, Tiziano Tuccinardi, Stanislav Kalinin, Muhammet Tanç, Claudiu T Supuran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718280/contact-effect-of-res2-metal-interface
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Jae Young Park, Hang-Eun Joe, Hyong Seo Yoon, SangHyuk Yoo, Taekyeong Kim, Keonwook Kang, Byung-Kwon Min, Seong Chan Jun
Rhenium disulfide (ReS2) has attracted immense interest as a promising two-dimensional material for optoelectronic devices owing to its outstanding photonic response based on its energy band gap's insensitivity to the layer thickness. Here, we theoretically calculated the electrical band structure of mono-, bi-, and tri-layer ReS2 and experimentally found the work function to be 4.8 eV, which was shown to be independent of the layer thickness. We also evaluated the contact resistance of a ReS2 field-effect transistor (FET) using a Y-function method with various metal electrodes, including graphene...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718014/protein-hydrolysate-from-canned-sardine-and-brewing-by-products-improves-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-in-an-intestinal-endothelial-co-culture-cell-model
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Elsa F Vieira, John Van Camp, Isabel M P L V O Ferreira, Charlotte Grootaert
PURPOSE: The anti-inflammatory activity of sardine protein hydrolysates (SPH) obtained by hydrolysis with proteases from brewing yeast surplus was ascertained. METHODS: For this purpose, a digested and desalted SPH fraction with molecular weight lower than 10 kDa was investigated using an endothelial cell line (EA.hy926) as such and in a co-culture model with an intestinal cell line (Caco-2). Effects of SPH <10 kDa on nitric oxide (NO) production, reactive oxygen species (ROS) inhibition and secretion of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), chemokine IL-8 (IL-8) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) were evaluated in TNF-α-treated and untreated cells...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717103/metabolomics-of-an-in-vitro-liver-model-containing-primary-hepatocytes-assembling-around-an-endothelial-cell-network-comparative-study-on-the-metabolic-stability-and-the-effect-of-acetaminophen-treatment
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Yu Toyoda, Kasumi Kashikura, Tomoyoshi Soga, Yoh-Ichi Tagawa
Recently, a novel culture system consisting of primary hepatocytes structured over a network of endothelial cells on the Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm (EHS) gel has been reported. This in vitro liver model on the EHS gel (IVLEHS) has been shown to maintain the expression of hepatic genes and their functional activity. Moreover, the IVLEHS was more sensitive to xenobiotics than hepatocyte monocultures, suggesting the potential utility of this culture system for compound hepatotoxicity screening. However, the effect of this three-dimensional structure formation on the cellular metabolic profile of hepatocytes in the IVLEHS is not well understood...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715999/factors-affecting-interactome-based-prediction-of-human-genes-associated-with-clinical-signs
#7
Sara González-Pérez, Florencio Pazos, Mónica Chagoyen
BACKGROUND: Clinical signs are a fundamental aspect of human pathologies. While disease diagnosis is problematic or impossible in many cases, signs are easier to perceive and categorize. Clinical signs are increasingly used, together with molecular networks, to prioritize detected variants in clinical genomics pipelines, even if the patient is still undiagnosed. Here we analyze the ability of these network-based methods to predict genes that underlie clinical signs from the human interactome...
July 17, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715785/prenatal-exposure-estimation-of-bpa-and-dehp-using-integrated-external-and-internal-dosimetry-a-case-study
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M A Martínez, J Rovira, R Prasad Sharma, M Nadal, M Schuhmacher, V Kumar
Prenatal exposure to Endocrine disruptors (EDs), such as Bisphenol A (BPA) and di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), has been associated with obesity and diabetes diseases in childhood, as well as reproductive, behavioral and neurodevelopment problems. The aim of this study was to estimate the prenatal exposure to BPA and DEHP through food consumption for pregnant women living in Tarragona County (Spain). Probabilistic calculations of prenatal exposure were estimated by integrated external and internal dosimetry modelling, physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model, using a Monte-Carlo simulation...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715139/uvb-exposure-of-a-humanized-skin-model-reveals-unexpected-dynamic-of-keratinocyte-proliferation-and-wnt-inhibitor-balancing
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Teresa Michalczyk, Thomas Biedermann, Sophie Böttcher-Haberzeth, Agnes S Klar, Martin Meuli, Ernst Reichmann
We developed human dermo-epidermal skin substitutes which are presently applied in phase I and II clinical trials. Here we used these very same skin equivalents containing melanocytes, named MelSkin, as an experimental skin model. We investigated the effects of UVB irradiation on the skin grafts transplanted on immune-compromised rats. The irradiation induces a strong wound healing response going along with massive proliferation of basal keratinocytes, basically quiescent under non-irradiated, homeostatic conditions...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715006/substitution-reactions-of-iron-ii-carbamoyl-thioether-complexes-related-to-mono-iron-hydrogenase
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Zhu-Lin Xie, Gummadi Durgaprasad, Azim K Ali, Michael J Rose
A C,N,S pincer complex has been synthesized for structural modeling of the organometallic active site of mono-[Fe] hydrogenase (HMD). The C,N,S chelate allows for systematic investigation of the substitution reactions of CO and other exogenous X/L-type ligands, as well as examination of the exact roles of the Fe-carbamoyl and {Fe(CO)2}(2+) units in stabilizing the low-spin Fe(ii) center. Reaction of the 'apo-ligand' 6-(2-(methylthio)phenyl)pyridin-2-amine ((H2N)N(py)S(Me)) with [Fe(CO)4(Br)2] affords the organometallic complex [((O[double bond, length as m-dash])C(NH)N(py)S(Me))Fe(CO)2(Br)] (1)...
July 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714419/design-of-multi-target-agents-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease-based-on-tacrine
#11
Hongzhi Lin, Qi Li, Kai Gu, Jie Zhu, Xueyang Jiang, Yao Chen, Haopeng Sun
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most common forms of dementia in elderly people. To date, efficacious therapeutic agent for the treatment of AD is still very limited, so it has long been a challenging and attractive task to discover new anti-AD drugs. Considering the multifactorial nature of AD, recently, the concept of multi-target-directed ligands (MTDLs) has emerged as a new strategy for designing therapeutic agents on AD. MTDLs are believed to exert their effects through simultaneously affecting multiple targets which contribute to etiology of AD...
July 17, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713574/preliminary-study-of-ectoparasites-of-horses-in-the-western-highlands-of-cameroon
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Vincent Khan Payne, Fidelia Lem Mbafor, Josué Wabo Pone, Joseph Tchoumboué
To evaluate the prevalence of infestation of ectoparasites of horses, a total of 894 horses (367 males and 527 females), aged 1-7 years old were examined. Horses were groomed for collection of ectoparasites. Out of the horses examined, 164 came from Fundong, 80 from Acha, 30 from Fongo-Tongo, 30 from Fokoue and 17 from Dschang, all of which were infested with ectoparasites. Five hundred and seventy-three (573) horses came from Banso and 99.48% were infested by ectoparasites. From the results obtained, three species of hard ticks (Boophilus decoloratus, Amblyomma hebraeum and Hyalomma rufipes) and one species of biting lice (Bovicola equi) were identified...
May 2017: Veterinary Medicine and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713507/multi-arrhythmias-detection-with-an-xml-rule-based-system-from-12-lead-electrocardiogram
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Abdeldjalil Khelassi, Sarra-Nassira Yelles-Chaouche, Faiza Benais
BACKGROUND: The computer-aided detection of cardiac arrhythmias stills a crucial application in medical technologies. The rule based systems RBS ensure a high level of transparency and interpretability of the obtained results. AIM: To facilitate the diagnosis of the cardiologists and to reduce the uncertainty made in this diagnosis. METHODS: In this research article, we have realized a classification and automatic recognition of cardiac arrhythmias, by using XML rules that represent the cardiologist knowledge...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712876/drosophila-sce-dring-e3-ligase-inhibits-apoptosis-in-a-dp53-dependent-manner
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Rocío Simón, Carolina J Simoes da Silva, Sol Fereres, Ana Busturia
The Polycomb group (PcG) of proteins control developmental gene silencing and are highly conserved between flies and mammals. PcG proteins function by controlling post-translational modification of histones, such as ubiquitylation, which impacts chromatin compaction and thus gene transcription. Changes in PcG cellular levels have drastic effects on organismal development and are involved in the generation of human pathologies such as cancer. However, the mechanisms controlling their levels of expression and their physiological effects are only partially understood...
July 13, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711850/urinary-phthalate-metabolites-over-the-first-15months-of-life-and-risk-assessment-check-cohort-study
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Sunmi Kim, Jangwoo Lee, Jeongim Park, Hai-Joong Kim, Geum Joon Cho, Gun-Ha Kim, So-Hee Eun, Jeong Jae Lee, Gyuyeon Choi, Eunsook Suh, Sooran Choi, Sungjoo Kim, Sung Koo Kim, Young Don Kim, Su Young Kim, Seunghyo Kim, Soyong Eom, Hyo-Bang Moon, Sungkyoon Kim, Kyungho Choi
Phthalates are important group of endocrine disruptors. Infants and young children are susceptible to phthalate exposure. However, information on the phthalate exposure during the early stages of life is very limited. This study was conducted to understand the temporal trend of exposure to major phthalates among infants of Korea during the first 15months after birth, and to estimate associated risks. A total of 286 urine samples were collected from 171 children at 3, 9, 12, or 15months of age, with 77 children sampled for two or more times...
July 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711022/pre-clinical-efficacy-assessment-of-malva-sylvestris-on-chronic-skin-inflammation
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Arthur S Prudente, Graziela Sponchiado, Daniel A G B Mendes, Bruna S Soley, Daniela A Cabrini, Michel F Otuki
In the search for improved quality of life, the treatment of skin diseases like psoriasis (hyperproliferative disease) is valid, since it causes huge social discomfort to the patient. In this context, earlier studies showed that Malva sylvestris L. has anti-inflammatory activity demonstrated by acute animal models of skin inflammation, becoming a promising target for further studies. The present investigation aimed to verify the effect of hydroalcoholic extract of M. sylvestris (HEMS) on the chronic inflammatory and hyperproliferative response caused by multiple applications of 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) on mouse ears...
July 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710473/influence-of-biochar-and-nitrogen-on-fine-root-morphology-physiology-and-chemistry-of-acer-mono
#17
Muhammad Razaq, Salahuddin, Hai-Long Shen, Hassan Sher, Peng Zhang
Fine roots play an important role in the overall functions of individual plants. Previous studies showed that fertilization and available soil resources have a notably profound effect on fine root, but there is lack of study centered on how fine root morphology, physiology, and chemistry respond to biochar with N additions. Different levels of biochar (0, 10, 15, and 20 g) and N (0, 2, 4 and 6 g) were applied to Acer mono seedling plants in a field nursery. The root system morphology and root chemistry and physiology were evaluated in line with root length, root diameter, SRL, N and N: C and root respiration...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710391/screening-of-microalgae-for-integral-biogas-slurry-nutrient-removal-and-biogas-upgrading-by-different-microalgae-cultivation-technology
#18
Xue Wang, Keting Bao, Weixing Cao, Yongjun Zhao, Chang Wei Hu
The microalgae-based technology has been developed to reduce biogas slurry nutrients and upgrade biogas simultaneously. In this work, five microalgal strains named Chlorella vulgaris, Scenedesmus obliquus, Selenastrum capricornutum, Nitzschia palea, and Anabaena spiroides under mono- and co-cultivation were used for biogas upgrading. Optimum biogas slurry nutrient reduction could be achieved by co-cultivating microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris, Scenedesmus obliquus, and Nitzschia palea) with fungi using the pelletization technology...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706401/influence-of-west-african-ethnicity-and-gender-on-beta-cell-function-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-essential-hypertensives-treated-with-hydrochlorothiazide-and-hydrochlorothiazide-lisinopril-combination
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Micheal Olamoyegun, Babatope Kolawole, Adesuyi A L Ajayi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) given alone and in combination with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) on beta-cell function in a negroid population to further explore possible ethnic differences in the effect of antihypertensive drugs on homeostasis model assessment - insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 80 newly diagnosed Nigerian essential hypertensive patients were assigned to receive either HCT 25 mg daily or both HCT and lisinopril (Lis; 25/10 mg daily) in an open-label study for 12 weeks...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705719/prevalence-of-ebv-hpv-and-mmtv-in-pakistani-breast-cancer-patients-a-possible-etiological-role-of-viruses-in-breast-cancer
#20
Wasifa Naushad, Orooj Surriya, Hajra Sadia
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer being a multifactorial disease, the role of infectious agent in development of disease is of great interest. The high incidence of breast cancer around the world has woken the interest in a viral etiology of breast cancer. Despite decades of research, no etiologic factor(s) for human breast cancer has been known and the quest for a contributing cause has all but been abandoned during the past years. Recent investigations have linked breast cancer to viral infections, such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Human papillomavirus (HPV) and mouse mammary tumor virus...
July 10, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
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