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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106309/transposable-elements-tes-contribute-to-stress-related-long-intergenic-noncoding-rnas-in-plants
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Dong Wang, Zhipeng Qu, Lan Yang, Qingzhu Zhang, Zhi-Hong Liu, Trung Do, David L Adelson, Zhen-Yu Wang, Iain Searle, Jian-Kang Zhu
Noncoding RNAs have been extensively described in plant and animal transcriptomes by using high-throughput sequencing technology. Of these non-coding RNAs, a growing number of long intergenic noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs) have been described in multicellular organisms, however the origins and functions of many lincRNAs remain to be explored. In many eukaryotic genomes, transposable elements (TEs) are widely distributed and often account for large fractions of plant and animal genomes yet the contribution of TEs to lincRNAs is largely unknown...
January 20, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104900/extremozymes-a-potential-source-for-industrial-applications
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REVIEW
Kelly Dumorné, David Camacho Córdova, Marcia Astorga-Eló, Prabhaharan Renganathan
Extremophilic microorganisms have established a diversity of molecular strategies in order to survive in extreme conditions. Biocatalysts isolated by these organisms are termed extremozymes, possess extraordinary properties are salt allowance thermostability and cold adaptivity. Extremozymes are very resistant in extreme conditions due to their great solidity and they propose new opportunities for biocatalysis and biotransformations, also for the development of the economy and new line of research through their application...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103270/cold-atmospheric-plasma-created-at-the-tip-of-an-elongated-flexible-capillary-using-low-electric-current-can-slow-the-progression-of-melanoma
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Y Binenbaum, G Ben-David, Z Gil, Ya Z Slutsker, M A Ryzhkov, J Felsteiner, Ya E Krasik, J T Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Cold Atmospheric Plasma Jet (CAPJ), with ion temperature close to room temperature, has tremendous potential in biomedical engineering, and can potentially offer a therapeutic option that allows cancer cell elimination without damaging healthy tissue. We developed a hand-held flexible device for the delivery of CAPJ to the treatment site, with a modified high-frequency pulse generator operating at a RMS voltage of <1.2 kV and gas flow in the range 0.3-3 l/min. The aims of our study were to characterize the CAPJ emitted from the device, and to evaluate its efficacy in elimination of cancer cells in-vitro and in-vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099886/itraq-based-quantitative-proteome-revealed-metabolic-changes-of-flammulina-velutipes-mycelia-in-response-to-cold-stress
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Jing-Yu Liu, Jun-Long Men, Ming-Chang Chang, Cui-Ping Feng, Ling-Gang Yuan
: Temperature is one of the pivotal factors influencing mycelium growth and fruit-body formation of Flammulina velutipes. To gain insights into hyphae growth and fruit-body formation events and facilitate the identification of potential stage-specific biomarker candidates, we investigated the proteome response of F. velutipes mycelia to cold stresses using iTRAQ-coupled two-dimensional liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (2D LC-MS/MS) technique. Among 1198 proteins identified with high confidence, a total of 63 displayed altered expression level after cold stress treatments...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095778/the-pangenome-of-antarctic-pseudoalteromonas-bacteria-evolutionary-and-functional-insights
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Emanuele Bosi, Marco Fondi, Valerio Orlandini, Elena Perrin, Isabel Maida, Donatella de Pascale, Maria Luisa Tutino, Ermenegilda Parrilli, Angelina Lo Giudice, Alain Filloux, Renato Fani
BACKGROUND: Pseudoalteromonas is a genus of ubiquitous marine bacteria used as model organisms to study the biological mechanisms involved in the adaptation to cold conditions. A remarkable feature shared by these bacteria is their ability to produce secondary metabolites with a strong antimicrobial and antitumor activity. Despite their biotechnological relevance, representatives of this genus are still lacking (with few exceptions) an extensive genomic characterization, including features involved in the evolution of secondary metabolites production...
January 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094804/six-years-in-the-life-of-a-mother-bear-the-longest-continuous-heart-rate-recordings-from-a-free-ranging-mammal
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Timothy G Laske, Paul A Iaizzo, David L Garshelis
Physiological monitoring of free-ranging wild animals is providing new insights into their adaptations to a changing environment. American black bears (Ursus americanus) are highly adaptable mammals, spending up to half the year hibernating, and the remainder of the year attempting to gain weight on a landscape with foods that vary seasonally and year to year. We recorded heart rate (HR) and corresponding activity of an adult female black bear over the course of six years, using an implanted monitor. Despite yearly differences in food, and an every-other year reproductive cycle, this bear exhibited remarkable consistency in HR and activity...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093775/how-does-temperature-influences-the-development-of-lactococcosis-transcriptomic-and-immunoproteomic-in%C3%A2-vitro-approaches
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R Castro, M Reguera-Brito, G H López-Campos, M M Blanco, M Aguado-Urda, J F Fernández-Garayzábal, A Gibello
Lactococcus garvieae is the aetiological agent of lactococcosis, a haemorrhagic septicaemia that affects marine and freshwater fish, with special incidence and economic relevance in farmed rainbow trout. Water temperature is one of the most important predisposing factors in the development of lactococcosis outbreaks. Lactococcosis in trout usually occur when water temperatures rise to about 18 °C, while fish carriers remain asymptomatic at temperatures below 13 °C. The aim of this work was to analyse the differences in the complete transcriptome response of L...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092920/evolutionary-genomics-of-the-cold-adapted-diatom-fragilariopsis-cylindrus
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Thomas Mock, Robert P Otillar, Jan Strauss, Mark McMullan, Pirita Paajanen, Jeremy Schmutz, Asaf Salamov, Remo Sanges, Andrew Toseland, Ben J Ward, Andrew E Allen, Christopher L Dupont, Stephan Frickenhaus, Florian Maumus, Alaguraj Veluchamy, Taoyang Wu, Kerrie W Barry, Angela Falciatore, Maria I Ferrante, Antonio E Fortunato, Gernot Glöckner, Ansgar Gruber, Rachel Hipkin, Michael G Janech, Peter G Kroth, Florian Leese, Erika A Lindquist, Barbara R Lyon, Joel Martin, Christoph Mayer, Micaela Parker, Hadi Quesneville, James A Raymond, Christiane Uhlig, Ruben E Valas, Klaus U Valentin, Alexandra Z Worden, E Virginia Armbrust, Matthew D Clark, Chris Bowler, Beverley R Green, Vincent Moulton, Cock van Oosterhout, Igor V Grigoriev
The Southern Ocean houses a diverse and productive community of organisms. Unicellular eukaryotic diatoms are the main primary producers in this environment, where photosynthesis is limited by low concentrations of dissolved iron and large seasonal fluctuations in light, temperature and the extent of sea ice. How diatoms have adapted to this extreme environment is largely unknown. Here we present insights into the genome evolution of a cold-adapted diatom from the Southern Ocean, Fragilariopsis cylindrus, based on a comparison with temperate diatoms...
January 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092443/kinetics-and-structure-of-a-cold-adapted-hetero-octameric-atp-phosphoribosyltransferase
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Rozanne Stroek, Ying Ge, Paul D Talbot, Mateusz K Glok, Klaudia E Bernas, Catherine M Thomson, Eoin R Gould, Magnus S Alphey, Huanting Liu, Gordon J Florence, James H Naismith, Rafael Guimaraes da Silva
ATP-phosphoribosyltransferase (ATPPRT) catalyses the first step in histidine biosynthesis, the condensation of ATP and 5-phospho-α-D-ribosyl-1-pyrophosphate to generate N(1)-(5-phospho-β-D-ribosyl)-ATP and inorganic pyrophosphate. The enzyme is allosterically inhibited by histidine. Two forms of ATPPRT, encoded by the hisG gene, exist in nature, depending on the species. The long form, HisGL, is a single polypeptide chain with catalytic and regulatory domains. The short form, HisGS, lacks a regulatory domain, and cannot bind histidine...
January 16, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086798/genome-wide-association-analysis-of-seedling-traits-in-diverse-sorghum-germplasm-under-thermal-stress
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Ratan Chopra, Gloria Burow, John J Burke, Nicholas Gladman, Zhanguo Xin
BACKGROUND: Climate variability due to fluctuation in temperature is a worldwide concern that imperils crop production. The need to understand how the germplasm variation in major crops can be utilized to aid in discovering and developing breeding lines that can withstand and adapt to temperature fluctuations is more necessary than ever. Here, we analyzed the genetic variation associated with responses to thermal stresses in a sorghum association panel (SAP) representing major races and working groups to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are associated with resilience to temperature stress in a major cereal crop...
January 13, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073167/large-extents-of-intensive-land-use-limit-community-reorganization-during-climate-warming
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Tom H Oliver, Simon Gillings, James W Pearce-Higgins, Tom Brereton, Humphrey Q P Crick, Simon J Duffield, Michael D Morecroft, David B Roy
Climate change is increasingly altering the composition of ecological communities, in combination with other environmental pressures such as high-intensity land use. Pressures are expected to interact in their effects, but the extent to which intensive human land use constrains community responses to climate change is currently unclear. A generic indicator of climate change impact, the community temperature index (CTI), has previously been used to suggest that both bird and butterflies are successfully 'tracking' climate change...
January 10, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072431/expression-patterns-of-three-genes-under-short-and-long-term-cold-exposure-in-thitarodes-pui-lepidoptera-hepialidae-a-host-of-ophiocordyceps-sinensis
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Q Min, S Y Cheng, J F Xi, J Ma, T R Xin, B Xia, Z W Zou
:   BACKGROUND: Thitarodes larvae are the host of the caterpillar fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis. Low temperature is the main environmental limitation for larvae growth. OBJECTIVE: To better understand the cold adaption process in T. pui larvae, the expression patterns of trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (TpTPS), heat shock protein 70 (TpHSP70), and heat shock protein 90 (TpHSP90) were investigated upon short and long-term exposure to 0°C. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 6th instar T...
November 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063068/accuracy-of-177-lu-activity-quantification-in-spect-imaging-a-phantom-study
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Carlos F Uribe, Pedro L Esquinas, Jesse Tanguay, Marjorie Gonzalez, Emilie Gaudin, Jean-Mathieu Beauregard, Anna Celler
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to assess accuracy of activity quantification of (177)Lu studies performed according to recommendations provided by the committee on Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) pamphlets 23 and 26. The performances of two scatter correction and three segmentation methods were compared. Additionally, the accuracy of tomographic and planar methods for determination of the camera normalization factor (CNF) was evaluated. Eight phantoms containing inserts of different sizes and shapes placed in air, water, and radioactive background were scanned using a Siemens SymbiaT SPECT/CT camera...
December 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058767/do-group-dynamics-affect-colour-morph-clines-during-a-range-shift
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Lesley T Lancaster, Rachael Y Dudaniec, Bengt Hansson, Erik I Svensson
Species exhibiting colour-polymorphism are thought to have an ecological advantage at the landscape scale, because spatial segregation of alternatively-adapted ecotypes into diverse habitats can increase the total species' niche breadth and thus confer greater geographic range size. However, morph frequencies are also influenced by intra-populational processes such as frequency- or density-dependent social interactions. To identify how social feedback may affect clinal variation in morph frequencies, we investigated reciprocal interactions between morph-specific thermal tolerance, local climatic conditions, and social environments, in the context of a colour-morph frequency cline associated with a recent range expansion in blue-tailed damselflies (Ischnura elegans) in Sweden...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052711/-like-the-worst-toothache-you-ve-had-how-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-describe-and-manage-pain
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Maria Bergström, Inger Ahlstrand, Ingrid Thyberg, Torbjörn Falkmer, Björn Börsbo, Mathilda Björk
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease often associated with disability. Despite new treatments, pain and activity limitations are still present. OBJECTIVES: To describe how persons with RA experience and manage pain in their daily life. METHODS: Seven semi-structured focus groups (FGs) were conducted and analyzed using content analysis. RESULTS: The analysis revealed four categories: 1) Pain expresses itself in different ways referred to pain as overwhelming, aching or as a feeling of stiffness...
January 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052693/safety-and-efficacy-of-ex-vivo-donor-lung-adenoviral-il-10-gene-therapy-in-a-large-animal-lung-transplant-survival-model
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Tiago Noguchi Machuca, Marcelo Cypel, Riccardo Bonato, Jonathan C Yeung, Yi-Min Chun, Stephen Juvet, Guan Zehong, David M Hwang, Manyin Chen, Tomohito Saito, Constantine Harmantas, Beverly Davidson, Thomas K Waddell, Mingyao Liu, Shaf Keshavjee
OBJECTIVE: Ex vivo normothermic lung perfusion (EVLP) is a novel platform and method developed to facilitate functional assessment and implementation of advanced therapies for donor lungs prior to transplantation. We aimed to determine the safety and immunological and functional benefits of ex vivo adenoviral human IL-10 (AdhIL-10) gene delivery to prevent the development of primary graft dysfunction in a large animal survival model. METHODS: Pig donor lungs were retrieved, preserved for 6 hours at 4oC and then randomly assigned to 4 groups: 1) AdhIL-10 Gene Therapy: 12 hours EVLP + AdhIL-10 intra-bronchial delivery; 2) EVLP-control: 12 hours EVLP; 3) Vector-control: 12 hours EVLP + adenoviral vector intra-bronchial delivery; and 4) Prolonged hypothermic preservation: Additional 12 hours of cold ischemia...
January 4, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052503/vulnerability-of-subarctic-and-arctic-breeding-birds
#17
Anouschka R Hof, Genoveva Rodríguez-Castañeda, Andrew M Allen, Roland Jansson, Christer Nilsson
Recent research predicts that future climate change will result in substantial biodiversity loss associated with loss of habitat for species. However, the magnitude of the anticipated biodiversity impacts are less well known. Studies of species vulnerability to climate change through species distribution models are often limited to assessing the extent of species' exposure to the consequences of climate change to their local environment, neglecting species sensitivity to global change. The likelihood that species or populations will decline or go extinct due to climate change also depends on the general sensitivity and adaptive capacity of species...
January 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051192/global-warming-and-its-health-impact
#18
Antonella Rossati
Since the mid-19th century, human activities have increased greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide in the Earth's atmosphere that resulted in increased average temperature. The effects of rising temperature include soil degradation, loss of productivity of agricultural land, desertification, loss of biodiversity, degradation of ecosystems, reduced fresh-water resources, acidification of the oceans, and the disruption and depletion of stratospheric ozone. All these have an impact on human health, causing non-communicable diseases such as injuries during natural disasters, malnutrition during famine, and increased mortality during heat waves due to complications in chronically ill patients...
January 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047440/su-f-j-68-deformable-dose-accumulation-for-voxel-based-dose-tracking-of-ptv-cold-spots-for-adaptive-radiotherapy-of-the-head-and-neck
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C Liu, I Chetty, W Mao, A Kumarasiri, H Zhong, S Brown, F Siddiqui
PURPOSE: To utilize deformable dose accumulation (DDA) to determine how cold spots within the PTV change over the course of fractionated head and neck (H&N) radiotherapy. METHODS: Voxel-based dose was tracked using a DDA platform. The DDA process consisted of B-spline-based deformable image registration (DIR) and dose accumulation between planning CT's and daily cone-beam CT's for 10 H&N cancer patients. Cold spots within the PTV (regions receiving less than the prescription, 70 Gy) were contoured on the cumulative dose distribution...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043422/extent-ii-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-how-i-do-it
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Joseph S Coselli, Kim I de la Cruz, Ourania Preventza, Scott A LeMaire, Scott A Weldon
The primary risks associated with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair-namely operative death, paraplegia, and renal failure necessitating dialysis-are commonly related to the distal ischemia that occurs during aortic clamping and the disruption of vital branching arteries. Our technique for open TAAA repair has evolved over the course of 3 decades, from the unheparinized, simple "clamp-and-sew" approach learned directly from E. Stanley Crawford himself to a contemporary, multimodal strategy that uses an array of surgical adjuncts...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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