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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548656/nlr-locus-mediated-trade-off-between-abiotic-and-biotic-stress-adaptation-in-arabidopsis
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Hirotaka Ariga, Taku Katori, Takashi Tsuchimatsu, Taishi Hirase, Yuri Tajima, Jane E Parker, Rubén Alcázar, Maarten Koornneef, Owen Hoekenga, Alexander E Lipka, Michael A Gore, Hitoshi Sakakibara, Mikiko Kojima, Yuriko Kobayashi, Satoshi Iuchi, Masatomo Kobayashi, Kazuo Shinozaki, Yoichi Sakata, Takahisa Hayashi, Yusuke Saijo, Teruaki Taji
Osmotic stress caused by drought, salt or cold decreases plant fitness. Acquired stress tolerance defines the ability of plants to withstand stress following an initial exposure(1). We found previously that acquired osmotolerance after salt stress is widespread among Arabidopsis thaliana accessions(2). Here, we identify ACQOS as the locus responsible for ACQUIRED OSMOTOLERANCE. Of its five haplotypes, only plants carrying group 1 ACQOS are impaired in acquired osmotolerance. ACQOS is identical to VICTR, encoding a nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) protein(3)...
May 26, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546316/satellites-reveal-contrasting-responses-of-regional-climate-to-the-widespread-greening-of-earth
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Giovanni Forzieri, Ramdane Alkama, Diego G Miralles, Alessandro Cescatti
Changes in vegetation cover associated to the observed greening may affect several biophysical processes, whose net effects on climate are unclear. Here, we analyze remotely sensed dynamics in leaf area index (LAI) and energy fluxes to explore the associated variation in local climate. We show that the increasing trend in LAI contributed to the warming of boreal zones through a reduction of surface albedo, and to an evaporation-driven cooling in arid regions. The interplay between LAI and surface biophysics is amplified up to five times under extreme warm-dry and cold-wet years...
May 25, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542832/integrated-transcriptomic-and-metabolomic-analysis-reveals-adaptive-changes-of-hibernating-retinas
#3
Yizhao Luan, Jingxing Ou, Vincent P Kunze, Fengyu Qiao, Yan Wang, Lai Wei, Wei Li, Zhi Xie
Hibernation is a seasonally adaptive strategy that allows hibernators to live through extremely cold conditions. Despite the profound reduction of blood flow to the retinas, hibernation causes no lasting retinal injury. Instead, hibernators show an increased tolerance to ischemic insults during the hibernation period. To understand the molecular changes of the retinas in response to hibernation, we applied an integrative transcriptome and metabolome analysis to explore changes in gene expression and metabolites of 13-lined ground squirrel retinas during hibernation...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540492/comparison-of-the-temperature-mortality-relationship-in-foreign-born-and-native-born-died-in-france-between-2000-and-2009
#4
Luc Mercereau, Nicolas Todd, Gregoire Rey, Alain-Jacques Valleron
The daily temperature-mortality relationship is typically U shaped. The temperature of minimum mortality (MMT) has been shown to vary in space (higher at lower latitudes) and time (higher in recent periods). This indicates human populations adapt to their local environment. The pace of this adaptation is unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate the differences in the temperature-mortality relationship in continental France between foreign born and natives. Source data were the 5,273,005 death certificates of individuals living in continental France between 2000 and 2009 at the time of their death...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539390/mfn2-deletion-in-brown-adipose-tissue-protects-from-insulin-resistance-and-impairs-thermogenesis
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Kiana Mahdaviani, Ilan Y Benador, Shi Su, Raffi A Gharakhanian, Linsey Stiles, Kyle M Trudeau, Maria Cardamone, Violeta Enríquez-Zarralanga, Eleni Ritou, Tamar Aprahamian, Marcus F Oliveira, Barbara E Corkey, Valentina Perissi, Marc Liesa, Orian S Shirihai
BAT-controlled thermogenic activity is thought to be required for its capacity to prevent the development of insulin resistance. This hypothesis predicts that mediators of thermogenesis may help prevent diet-induced insulin resistance. We report that the mitochondrial fusion protein Mitofusin 2 (Mfn2) in BAT is essential for cold-stimulated thermogenesis, but promotes insulin resistance in obese mice. Mfn2 deletion in mice through Ucp1-cre (BAT-Mfn2-KO) causes BAT lipohypertrophy and cold intolerance. Surprisingly however, deletion of Mfn2 in mice fed a high fat diet (HFD) results in improved insulin sensitivity and resistance to obesity, while impaired cold-stimulated thermogenesis is maintained...
May 24, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537245/-impact-of-mutations-in-nucleoprotein-on-replication-of-influenza-virus-a-hong-kong-1-68-162-35-reassortants-at-different-temperatures
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A A Pulkina, M V Sergeeva, S V Petrov, A V Fadeev, A B Komissarov, E A Romanovskaya-Romanko, M V Potapchuk, L M Tsybalova
The nucleoprotein (NP) of influenza virus is a multifunctional RNA binding protein. The role of NP in the adaptation of influenza viruses to a host has been experimentally proved. Ambiguous data are available on the role of nucleoprotein in the attenuation of influenza A viruses, which is characterized by ability to replicate at low temperature (26°C) and inability to replicate at high temperature (39°C). Influenza virus donor strain A/Hong Kong/1/68/162/35 (H3N2), adapted to growth at low temperature, differs from the wild type virus by 14 amino acid mutations in the internal and non-structural proteins...
March 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531316/a-comprehensive-method-to-quantify-adaptations-by-male-and-female-mice-with-hot-flashes-induced-by-the-neurokinin-b-receptor-agonist-senktide
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Ashley A Krull, Sarah A Larsen, Donald K Clifton, Genevieve Neal-Perry, Robert A Steiner
Vasomotor symptoms (VMS, or hot flashes) plague millions of reproductive age men and women who have natural or iatrogenic loss of sex steroid production. Many affected individuals are left without treatment options because of contraindications to hormone replacement therapy and the lack of equally effective non-hormonal alternatives. Moreover, development of safer, more effective therapies has been stymied by the lack of an animal model that recapitulates the hot flash phenomenon and enables direct testing of hypotheses regarding the pathophysiology underlying hot flashes...
May 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529149/autotransplantation-of-third-molars-with-platelet-rich-plasma-for-immediate-replacement-of-extracted-non-restorable-teeth-a-case-series
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Jorge Gonzalez-Ocasio, Mark Stevens
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for autotransplantation of third molars as a successful technique to provide immediate tooth structure for space maintenance and masticatory function when premature loss of a permanent tooth occurs and other dental restorative options are not indicated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 10 healthy patients 10 to 17 years of age with at least 1 immature third molar (one to two thirds of root formation) used to replace extracted non-restorable teeth...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528744/locked-in-the-icehouse-evolution-of-an-endemic-epimeria-amphipoda-crustacea-species-flock-on-the-antarctic-shelf
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Marie L Verheye, Thierry Backeljau, Cédric d'Udekem d'Acoz
The Antarctic shelf's marine biodiversity has been greatly influenced by the climatic and glacial history of the region. Extreme temperature changes led to the extinction of some lineages, while others adapted and flourished. The amphipod genus Epimeria is an example of the latter, being particularly diverse in the Antarctic region. By reconstructing a time-calibrated phylogeny based on mitochondrial (COI) and nuclear (28S and H3) markers and including Epimeria species from all oceans, this study provides a temporal and geographical framework for the evolution of Antarctic Epimeria...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521227/start-up-and-operation-of-an-aerobic-granular-sludge-system-under-low-working-temperature-inoculated-with-cold-adapted-activated-sludge-from-finland
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Alejandro Gonzalez-Martinez, Barbara Muñoz-Palazon, Alejandro Rodriguez-Sanchez, Paula Maza-Márquez, Anna Mikola, Jesus Gonzalez-Lopez, Riku Vahala
An aerobic granular sludge system has been started-up and operated at 7°C temperature using cold-adapted activated sludge as inoculum. The system could form granular biomass due to batch operation allowing for just 5-3min of biomass sedimentation. Scanning electron microscopy showed that fungi helped in the granular biomass formation in the early stages of the granule formation. The removal performance of the system was of 92-95% in BOD5, 75-80% in COD, 70-76% in total nitrogen and 50-60% in total phosphorous...
May 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515455/comparative-genomic-analysis-reveals-the-environmental-impacts-on-two-arcticibacter-strains-including-sixteen-sphingobacteriaceae-species
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Liang Shen, Yongqin Liu, Baiqing Xu, Ninglian Wang, Huabiao Zhao, Xiaobo Liu, Fei Liu
How the genomic diversity of species is driven by geographical isolation and environmental factors are not well understood for cold environments. Here, the environmental stress responses of two phylogenetically close Arcticibacter strains, A. eurypsychrophilus MJ9-5 and A. svalbardensis MN12-7, isolated from a Tibetan Plateau glacier and Svalbard soil, were analyzed. The comparative genomic analysis was performed with sixteen other related Sphingobacteriaceae species. Analyses of the relationships between growth temperature and genome composition, cold and heat shock genes showed that genomic adaption characteristics were more obvious when the strains were grouped by their upper limit in growth temperature, rather than by their minimal or optimal growth temperatures for Sphingobacteriaceae species...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510204/microarray-meta-analysis-to-explore-abiotic-stress-specific-gene-expression-patterns-in-arabidopsis
#12
Po-Chih Shen, Ai-Ling Hour, Li-Yu Daisy Liu
BACKGROUND: Abiotic stresses are the major limiting factors that affect plant growth, development, yield and final quality. Deciphering the underlying mechanisms of plants' adaptations to stresses using few datasets might overlook the different aspects of stress tolerance in plants, which might be simultaneously and consequently operated in the system. Fortunately, the accumulated microarray expression data offer an opportunity to infer abiotic stress-specific gene expression patterns through meta-analysis...
December 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503178/transcriptomic-response-of-chinese-yew-taxus-chinensis-to-cold-stress
#13
Delong Meng, Xianghua Yu, Liyuan Ma, Jin Hu, Yili Liang, Xueduan Liu, Huaqun Yin, Hongwei Liu, Xiaojia He, Diqiang Li
Taxus chinensis is a rare and endangered shrub, highly sensitive to temperature changes and widely known for its potential in cancer treatment. How gene expression of T. chinensis responds to low temperature is still unknown. To investigate cold response of the genus Taxus, we obtained the transcriptome profiles of T. chinensis grown under normal and low temperature (cold stress, 0°C) conditions using Illumina Miseq sequencing. A transcriptome including 83,963 transcripts and 62,654 genes were assembled from 4...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500038/enrichment-and-physiological-characterization-of-a-cold-adapted-nitrite-oxidizer-nitrotoga-sp-from-eelgrass-sediments
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Kento Ishii, Hirotsugu Fujitani, Kentaro Soh, Tatsunori Nakagawa, Reiji Takahashi, Satoshi Tsuneda
Nitrite-oxidizing bacteria (NOB) are responsible for the second step of nitrification in natural and engineered ecosystems. The recently discovered genus Nitrotoga belongs to the Betaproteobacteria and has potentially high environmental importance. Although environmental clones affiliated with Nitrotoga are widely distributed, the limited number of cultivated Nitrotoga results in poor understanding of their ecophysiological features. In this study, we successfully enriched the non-marine cold-adapted Nitrotoga sp...
May 12, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496210/the-caterpillar-fungus-ophiocordyceps-sinensis-genome-provides-insights-into-highland-adaptation-of-fungal-pathogenicity
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En-Hua Xia, Da-Rong Yang, Jian-Jun Jiang, Qun-Jie Zhang, Yuan Liu, Yun-Long Liu, Yun Zhang, Hai-Bin Zhang, Cong Shi, Yan Tong, Changhoon Kim, Hua Chen, Yan-Qiong Peng, Yue Yu, Wei Zhang, Evan E Eichler, Li-Zhi Gao
To understand the potential genetic basis of highland adaptation of fungal pathogenicity, we present here the ~116 Mb de novo assembled high-quality genome of Ophiocordyceps sinensis endemic to the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Compared with other plain-dwelling fungi, we find about 3.4-fold inflation of the O. sinensis genome due to a rapid amplification of long terminal repeat retrotransposons that occurred ~38 million years ago in concert with the uplift of the plateau. We also observe massive removal of thousands of genes related to the transport process and energy metabolism...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490598/development-of-clade-specific-and-broadly-reactive-live-attenuated-influenza-virus-vaccines-against-rapidly-evolving-h5-subtype-viruses
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Kobporn Boonnak, Yumiko Matsuoka, Weijia Wang, Amorsolo L Suguitan, Zhongying Chen, Myeisha Paskel, Mariana Baz, Ian Moore, Hong Jin, Kanta Subbarao
We have developed pandemic live attenuated influenza vaccines (pLAIV) against clade 1 H5N1 viruses on an Ann Arbor cold-adapted (ca) backbone that induced long-term immune memory. In 2015, many human infections caused by a new clade (2.2.1.1) of goose/Guangdong (gs/GD) lineage H5N1 viruses were reported in Egypt that prompted updating of the H5N1 pLAIV. We explored two strategies to generate suitable pLAIVs: first to modify the hemagglutinin gene of a highly pathogenic wild-type (wt) clade 2.2.1.1 virus A/Egypt/N03434/2009 (Egy/09) (H5N1) with its unmodified neuraminidase (NA) gene; this virus was designated Egy/09 ca The second approach was to select a low pathogenicity avian influenza H5 virus that elicited antibodies that cross-reacted with a broad range of H5 viruses, including the Egypt H5N1 viruses and contained a novel NA subtype for humans...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488767/an-assessment-of-postcranial-indices-ratios-and-body-mass-versus-eco-geographical-variables-of-prehistoric-jomon-yayoi-agriculturalists-and-kumejima-islanders-of-japan
#17
Noriko Seguchi, Conrad B Quintyn, Shiori Yonemoto, Hirofumi Takamuku
OBJECTIVES: We explore variations in body and limb proportions of the Jomon hunter-gatherers (14,000-2500 BP), the Yayoi agriculturalists (2500-1700 BP) of Japan, and the Kumejima Islanders of the Ryukyus (1600-1800 AD) with 11 geographically diverse skeletal postcranial samples from Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America using brachial-crural indices, femur head-breadth-to-femur length ratio, femur head-breadth-to-lower-limb-length ratio, and body mass as indicators of phenotypic climatic adaptation...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486585/cold-adaptation-in-pigs-depends-on-ucp3-in-beige-adipocytes
#18
Jun Lin, Chunwei Cao, Cong Tao, Rongcai Ye, Meng Dong, Qiantao Zheng, Chao Wang, Xiaoxiao Jiang, Guosong Qin, Changguo Yan, Kui Li, John R Speakman, Yanfang Wang, Wanzhu Jin, Jianguo Zhao
Pigs lack functional UCP1 making them susceptible to cold. Nevertheless, several pig breeds are known to be cold resistant. The molecular mechanism(s) enabling such adaptation are currently unknown. Here, we show that this resistance is not dependent on shivering, but rather depends on UCP3 and white adipose tissue (WAT) browning. In two cold-resistant breeds (Tibetan and Min), but not a cold-sensitive breed (Bama), WAT browning was induced after cold exposure. Beige adipocytes from Tibetan pigs exhibited greater oxidative capacity than those from Bama pigs...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484718/adaptations-in-evoked-pain-sensitivity-and-conditioned-pain-modulation-after-development-of-chronic-neck-pain
#19
Bahar Shahidi, Katrina S Maluf
Numerous studies demonstrate elevated pain sensitivity and impaired conditioned pain modulation (CPM) in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain compared to healthy individuals; however, the time course of changes in pain sensitivity and CPM after the development of a chronic pain condition is unclear. Secondary analysis of data from a prospective investigation examined changes in evoked pain sensitivity and CPM before and after development of chronic neck pain (CNP). 171 healthy office workers participated in a baseline assessment, followed by monthly online questionnaires to identify those who developed CNP over the subsequent year...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480014/maximum-thermal-tolerance-trades-off-with-chronic-tolerance-of-high-temperature-in-contrasting-thermal-populations-of-radix-balthica
#20
Magnus P Johansson, Anssi Laurila
Thermal adaptation theory predicts that thermal specialists evolve in environments with low temporal and high spatial thermal variation, whereas thermal generalists are favored in environments with high temporal and low spatial variation. The thermal environment of many organisms is predicted to change with globally increasing temperatures and thermal specialists are presumably at higher risk than thermal generalists. Here we investigated critical thermal maximum (CT max) and preferred temperature (Tp) in populations of the common pond snail (Radix balthica) originating from a small-scale system of geothermal springs in northern Iceland, where stable cold (ca...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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