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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719910/correlating-the-genetic-and-physical-map-of-barley-chromosome-3h-revealed-limitations-of-the-fish-based-mapping-of-nearby-single-copy-probes-caused-by-the-dynamic-structure-of-metaphase-chromosomes
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Fernanda O Bustamante, Lala Aliyeva-Schnorr, Jörg Fuchs, Sebastian Beier, Andreas Houben
Genetic maps are based on the recombination frequency of molecular markers which often show different positions in comparison to the corresponding physical maps. To decipher the position and order of DNA sequences genetically mapped to terminal and interstitial regions of barley (Hordeum vulgare) chromosome 3H, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) on mitotic metaphase chromosomes was performed with 16 genomic single-copy probes derived from fingerprinted BAC contigs. Long genetic distances at subterminal regions translated into short physical distances, confirming that recombination events occur more often at distal regions of chromosome 3H...
July 19, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719340/sequence-comparison-of-phor-gyrb-groel-and-chea-genes-as-phylogenetic-markers-for-distinguishing-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-and-b-subtilis-and-for-identifying-bacillus-strain-b29
#2
C Yu, J Jin, L-Q Meng, H-H Xia, H-F Yuan, J Wang, D-S Yu, X-Y Zhao, C-Q Sha
Given the close genetic relationship between Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and B. subtilis, distinguishing the two solely based on their physiological and biochemical characteristics and 16S rRNA sequences is difficult. Molecular identification was used to discover suitable genes for distinguishing the two bacteria, and to identify the bio-controlling strain B29, due to molecular identification has been paid more and more attention. The similarity of four genes, cheA, gyrB, groEL and phoR, of the two species was compared by the software BLASTN and MAGA, and phylogenetic tree was constructed...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719294/molecular-markers-for-sensitive-detection-of-plasmodium-falciparum-asexual-stage-parasites-and-their-application-in-a-malaria-clinical-trial
#3
Fitsum G Tadesse, Kjerstin Lanke, Issa Nebie, Jodie A Schildkraut, Bronner P Gonçalves, Alfred B Tiono, Robert Sauerwein, Chris Drakeley, Teun Bousema, Sanna R Rijpma
Plasmodium falciparum parasite life stages respond differently to antimalarial drugs. Sensitive stage-specific molecular assays may help to examine parasite dynamics at microscopically detectable and submicroscopic parasite densities in epidemiological and clinical studies. In this study, we compared the performance of skeleton-binding protein 1 (SBP1), ring-infected erythrocyte surface antigen, Hyp8, ring-exported protein 1 (REX1), and PHISTb mRNA for detecting ring-stage trophozoite-specific transcripts using quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719245/production-of-a-mouse-monoclonal-antibody-against-mortalin-by-whole-cell-immunization
#4
Marzieh Rezaei, Abbas Ghaderi
Pancreatic carcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer death and is characterized by early invasion and metastasis. Advances in molecular biology directed new strategies in targeted therapy using monoclonal antibodies. To identify new biomarkers, we generated a panel of monoclonal antibodies against the newly established cell line, Faraz-ICR, from a patient with acinar cell carcinoma. After immunization of BALB/c female mice with Faraz-ICR cell line and fusion of splenocytes with SP2/0 myeloma cell line, high reactive hybridoma producing antibodies to Faraz-ICR were detected using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immunofluorescence staining and flow cytometry...
July 18, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719077/metformin-synergistic-pemetrexed-suppresses-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-vitro
#5
Yan Zhang, Xiuli Feng, Tao Li, Erpan Yi, Yu Li
The aim of this study was to investigate whether metformin in combination with pemetrexed has an effect on the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) models and to explore the related molecular mechanism. The half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) and combination index (CI) of metformin and pemetrexed were detected by the CCK8 assay to assess the antiproliferative and therapeutic effects of the two-drug combination. Flow cytometry (FCM) and invasion assays were used to estimate the variation in apoptosis rate and invasion ability of the differently treated NSCLC cell lines...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718370/hook1-inhibits-malignancy-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Xu Sun, Qi Zhang, Wei Chen, Qida Hu, Yu Lou, Qi-Han Fu, Jing-Ying Zhang, Yi-Wen Chen, Long-Yun Ye, Yi Wang, Shang-Zhi Xie, Li-Qiang Hu, Ting-Bo Liang, Xue-Li Bai
Hook1 is a member of the hook family of coiled-coil proteins, which is recently found to be associated with malignant tumors. However, its biological function in hepatocellular carcinoma is yet unknown. Here, we evaluated the Hook1 levels in human hepatocellular carcinoma samples and matched peritumoral tissues by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Small interfering RNA knockdown and a transforming growth factor-β-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition model were employed to investigate the biological effects of Hook1 in hepatocellular carcinoma...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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/28717564/electrically-tunable-fluidic-lens-imaging-system-for-laparoscopic-fluorescence-guided-surgery
#8
Davide Volpi, Iain D C Tullis, Paul R Barber, Edyta M Augustyniak, Sean C Smart, Katherine A Vallis, Borivoj Vojnovic
The addition of fluorescence guidance in laparoscopic procedures has gained significant interest in recent years, particularly through the use of near infrared (NIR) markers. In this work we present a novel laparoscope camera coupler based on an electrically tunable fluidic lens that permits programmable focus control and has desirable achromatic performance from the visible to the NIR. Its use extends the lower working distance limit and improves detection sensitivity, important for work with molecularly targeted fluorescence markers...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717207/barcoding-utility-in-a-mega-diverse-cross-continental-genus-keeping-pace-with-cyrtodactylus-geckos
#9
Ian G Brennan, Aaron M Bauer, Ngo Van Tri, Yun-Yu Wang, Wen-Zhi Wang, Ya-Ping Zhang, Robert W Murphy
Over the past decade, DNA barcoding has become a staple of low-cost molecular systematic investigations. The availability of universal primers and subsidized sequencing projects (PolarBOL, SharkBOL, SpongeBOL) have driven this popularity, often without appropriate investigation into the utility of barcoding data for the taxonomic group of interest. Here, our primary aim is to determine the phylogenetic value of DNA barcoding (mitochondrial locus COI) within the gecko genus Cyrtodactylus. With >40 new species described since last systematic investigation, Cyrtodactylus represents one of the most diverse extant squamate genera, and their contemporary distribution spans the Indian subcontinent, eastward through Indochina, and into AustraloPapua...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716937/altered-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-5-markers-in-ptsd-in-vivo-and-postmortem-evidence
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Sophie E Holmes, Matthew J Girgenti, Margaret T Davis, Robert H Pietrzak, Nicole DellaGioia, Nabeel Nabulsi, David Matuskey, Steven Southwick, Ronald S Duman, Richard E Carson, John H Krystal, Irina Esterlis
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent and highly disabling disorder, but there is currently no targeted pharmacological treatment for it. Dysfunction of the glutamate system has been implicated in trauma and stress psychopathology, resulting in a growing interest in modulation of the glutamate system for the treatment of PTSD. Specifically, the metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) represents a promising treatment target. We used [(18)F]FPEB, a radioligand that binds to the mGluR5, and positron emission tomography (PET) to quantify in vivo mGluR5 availability in human PTSD vs...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716754/protective-effect-of-sargussum-vulgare-sulfated-polysaccharide-against-molecular-biochemical-and-histopathological-damage-caused-by-alloxan-in-experimental-diabetic-rats
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Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Intidhar Bkhairia, Lamia Gargouri, Naourez Ktari, Rim Chaaben, Abdelfattah El Feki, Moncef Nasri, Kamel Jamoussi, Lotfi Fki, Karima Belghith
Diabetes is a serious condition that is linked to the development of oxidative stress. In the context of enhancing the biodiversity of Tunisia's flora, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of Sargussum vulgare sulfated polysaccharide (SVSP) on hyperglycemia and diabetes complications in the alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Our results showed a disturbance of carbohydrate, lipid, haematological and histopathological parameters, an increase in the α-amylase enzyme activity and damage to the pancreatic, hepatic and renal tissues in rats rendered diabetic by alloxan...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716740/multilocus-analysis-of-the-catfish-family-trichomycteridae-teleostei-ostariophysi-siluriformes-supporting-a-monophyletic-trichomycterinae
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Luz E Ochoa, Fabio F Roxo, Carlos DoNascimiento, Mark H Sabaj, Aléssio Datovo, Michael Alfaro, Claudio Oliveira
Trichomycteridae is the second most diverse family of the order Siluriformes, its members are widely distributed through the freshwaters of Central and South America, exhibiting an exceptional ecological and phenotypic disparity. The most diverse subfamily, Trichomycterinae, represented mainly by the genus Trichomycterus, historically has been recognized as non-monophyletic and various characters used to unite or divide its constituents are repeatedly called into question. No comprehensive molecular phylogenetic hypothesis regarding relationships of trichomycterids has been produced, and the present study is the first extensive phylogeny for the family Trichomycteridae, based on a multilocus dataset of three mitochondrial loci and two nuclear markers (3284 bp total)...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716511/an-ensemble-predictive-modeling-framework-for-breast-cancer-classification
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Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Meenakshi Upreti
Molecular changes often precede clinical presentation of diseases and can be useful surrogates with potential to assist in informed clinical decision making. Recent studies have demonstrated the usefulness of modeling approaches such as classification that can predict the clinical outcomes from molecular expression profiles. While useful, a majority of these approaches implicitly use all molecular markers as features in the classification process often resulting in sparse high-dimensional projection of the samples often comparable to that of the sample size...
July 14, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716408/molecular-and-biochemical-characterization-of-a-vigna-mungo-map-kinase-associated-with-mungbean-yellow-mosaic-india-virus-infection-and-deciphering-its-role-in-restricting-the-virus-multiplication
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Anju Patel, Nrisingha Dey, Shubho Chaudhuri, Amita Pal
Yellow Mosaic Disease caused by the begomovirus Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus (MYMIV) severely affects many economically important legumes. Recent investigations in Vigna mungo - MYMIV incompatible interaction identified a MAPK homolog in the defense signaling pathway. An important branch of immunity involves phosphorylation by evolutionary conserved Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) that transduce signals of pathogen invasion to downstream molecules leading to diverse immune responses. However, most of the knowledge of MAPKs is derived from model crops, and functions of these versatile kinases are little explored in legumes...
September 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714367/parp-1-serves-as-a-novel-molecular-marker-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-southern-chinese-zhuang-population
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Jiatong Li, Dongwei Dou, Ping Li, Wenqi Luo, Wenxin Lv, Chengdong Zhang, Xiaowei Song, Yuan Yang, Yuening Zhang, Yanzhen Xu, Feifan Xiao, Yan Wei, Jian Qin, Hongtao Li, Xiaoli Yang
PARP-1 (poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1) plays an important role in tumorigenesis. Since its effects on different populations are varied, this study investigated the impact of PARP-1 on primary hepatocellular carcinoma in a Southern Chinese Zhuang population. We assessed the global PARP-1 messenger RNA expression in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma using The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset. Increased PARP-1 expression, related to alpha-fetoprotein level, was observed. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve value was 0...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714279/predicting-idh-mutation-status-in-grade-ii-gliomas-using-amide-proton-transfer-weighted-aptw-mri
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Shanshan Jiang, Tianyu Zou, Charles G Eberhart, Maria A V Villalobos, Hye-Young Heo, Yi Zhang, Yu Wang, Xianlong Wang, Hao Yu, Yongxing Du, Peter C M van Zijl, Zhibo Wen, Jinyuan Zhou
PURPOSE: To assess the amide proton transfer-weighted (APTw) MRI features of isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-wildtype and IDH-mutant grade II gliomas and to test the hypothesis that the APTw signal is a surrogate imaging marker for identifying IDH mutation status preoperatively. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with pathologically confirmed low-grade glioma, who were previously scanned at 3T, were retrospectively analyzed. The Mann-Whitney test was used to evaluate relationships between APTw intensities for IDH-mutant and IDH-wildtype groups, and receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analysis was used to assess the diagnostic performance of APTw...
July 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714013/glioblastoma-entities-express-subtle-differences-in-molecular-composition-and-response-to-treatment
#17
Joana Balça-Silva, Diana Matias, Anália Do Carmo, Luiz Gustavo Dubois, Ana Cristina Gonçalves, Henrique Girão, Nathalie Henriques Silva Canedo, Ana Helena Correia, Jorge Marcondes De Souza, Ana Bela Sarmento-Ribeiro, Maria Celeste Lopes, Vivaldo Moura-Neto
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a grade IV astrocytoma. GBM patients show resistance to chemotherapy such as temozolomide (TMZ), the gold standard treatment. In order to simulate the molecular mechanisms behind the different chemotherapeutic responses in GBM patients we compared the cellular heterogeneity and chemotherapeutic resistance mechanisms in different GBM cell lines. We isolated and characterized a human GBM cell line obtained from a GBM patient, named GBM11. We studied the GBM11 behaviour when treated with Tamoxifen (TMX) that, among other functions, is a protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor, alone and in combination with TMZ in comparison with the responses of U87 and U118 human GBM cell lines...
July 7, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714003/microrna%C3%A2-130a-inhibits-growth-and-metastasis-of-osteosarcoma-cells-by-directly-targeting-zeb1
#18
Lankai Yi, Meixiu Liu, Zhiliang Tang
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. microRNAs (miRNAs) have previously been reported to be involved in the carcinogenesis and progression of OS, and may be useful prognostic markers or therapeutic targets for patients with OS. miRNA‑130a has been previously studied in multiple types of human cancer. However, its expression and function in OS has not been well documented. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression, biological functions and molecular mechanisms underlying the effect of miR‑130a in OS...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713959/overexpression-of-derlin-3-is-associated-with-malignant-phenotype-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Masahiro Shibata, Mitsuro Kanda, Haruyoshi Tanaka, Shinichi Umeda, Takashi Miwa, Dai Shimizu, Masamichi Hayashi, Takahiro Inaishi, Noriyuki Miyajima, Yayoi Adachi, Yuko Takano, Kenichi Nakanishi, Dai Takeuchi, Sumiyo Noda, Yasuhiro Kodera, Toyone Kikumori
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignant tumor among women worldwide. Development of novel molecular targets is important to improve prognosis of BC patients. Derlin 3 (DERL3) gene is a member of derlin family, and its coding protein is critical to the endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation mechanism. However, its oncological role in breast cancer remains unclear. This study evaluated DERL3 expression and function in BC. We analyzed DERL3 mRNA in 13 BC and two non-cancerous cell lines, and explored effects of DERL3 knockdown on BC proliferation, invasion and migration...
July 10, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713907/roles-of-mir%C3%A2-4463-in-h2o2%C3%A2-induced-oxidative-stress-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Xueqin Wang, Xuemei He, Xian Deng, Yanzheng He, Xiangyu Zhou
Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathophysiology of vascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, aneurysm and arteriovenous fistula. A previous study from our lab suggested that microRNA (miR)‑4463 may be involved in the pathogenesis of vascular disease; however, the roles of oxidative stress in the molecular mechanisms underlying the actions of miR‑4463 in vascular disease have yet to be elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of miR‑4463 in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)‑induced oxidative stress in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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