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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343247/development-of-a-qtl-environment-based-predictive-model-for-node-addition-rate-in-common-bean
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Li Zhang, Salvador A Gezan, C Eduardo Vallejos, James W Jones, Kenneth J Boote, Jose A Clavijo-Michelangeli, Mehul Bhakta, Juan M Osorno, Idupulapati Rao, Stephen Beebe, Elvin Roman-Paoli, Abiezer Gonzalez, James Beaver, Jaumer Ricaurte, Raphael Colbert, Melanie J Correll
This work reports the effects of the genetic makeup, the environment and the genotype by environment interactions for node addition rate in an RIL population of common bean. This information was used to build a predictive model for node addition rate. To select a plant genotype that will thrive in targeted environments it is critical to understand the genotype by environment interaction (GEI). In this study, multi-environment QTL analysis was used to characterize node addition rate (NAR, node day(- 1)) on the main stem of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L)...
March 25, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342614/genetic-analysis-of-groups-of-mid-infrared-predicted-fatty-acids-in-milk
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S G Narayana, F S Schenkel, A Fleming, A Koeck, F Malchiodi, J Jamrozik, J Johnston, M Sargolzaei, F Miglior
The objective of this study was to investigate genetic variability of mid-infrared predicted fatty acid groups in Canadian Holstein cattle. Genetic parameters were estimated for 5 groups of fatty acids: short-chain (4 to 10 carbons), medium-chain (11 to 16 carbons), long-chain (17 to 22 carbons), saturated, and unsaturated fatty acids. The data set included 49,127 test-day records from 10,029 first-lactation Holstein cows in 810 herds. The random regression animal test-day model included days in milk, herd-test date, and age-season of calving (polynomial regression) as fixed effects, herd-year of calving, animal additive genetic effect, and permanent environment effects as random polynomial regressions, and random residual effect...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334169/characterization-of-saccharomyces-uvarum-beijerinck-1898-and-related-hybrids-assessment-of-molecular-markers-that-predict-the-parent-and-hybrid-genomes-and-a-proposal-to-name-yeast-hybrids
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Huu-Vang Nguyen, Teun Boekhout
The use of the nuclear-DNA re-association technique has led taxonomists to consider Saccharomyces uvarum a synonym of S. bayanus. The latter, however, is not a species but a hybrid harbouring S. eubayanus (Seu) and S. uvarum (Su) sub-genomes with a minor DNA contribution from S. cerevisiae (Sc). To recognize genetically pure lines of S. uvarum and putative interspecies hybrids among so-called S. bayanus strains present in public culture collections, we propose the use of four markers that were defined from the S...
March 3, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329716/-i-ll-do-anything-to-maintain-my-health-how-women-aged-65-94-perceive-experience-and-cope-with-their-aging-bodies
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Erica V Bennett, Laura Hurd Clarke, Kent C Kowalski, Peter R E Crocker
We explored how physically active women perceived, experienced, and coped with their aging bodies, and examined their perceptions of the utility of self-compassion to manage aging body-related changes. Findings from a thematic analysis of interviews with 21 women aged 65-94 revealed that they were appreciative of how their bodies worked and accepting of their physical limitations, yet concurrently critical of their body's functionality and appearance. Participants engaged in physical activity and healthy eating to maintain their health and body functionality, yet also used diet, hair styling, anti-aging creams, makeup, physical activity, and clothing to manage their appearances...
March 19, 2017: Body Image
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324069/glucose-homeostasis-regulation-by-peripheral-circadian-clocks-in-rodents-and-humans
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Frederic Gachon, Ursula Loizides-Mangold, Volodymyr Petrenko, Charna Dibner
Most organisms, including humans, have developed an intrinsic system of circadian oscillators, allowing the anticipation of events related to the rotation of the Earth around its own axis. The mammalian circadian timing system orchestrates nearly all aspects of physiology and behavior. Together with systemic signals, emanating from the central clock which resides in the hypothalamus, peripheral oscillators orchestrate tissue-specific fluctuations in gene expression, protein synthesis, and posttranslational modifications, driving overt rhythms in physiology and behavior...
March 15, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322920/stem-cell-transplantation-therapy-for-multifaceted-therapeutic-benefits-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Ling Wei, Zheng Z Wei, Michael Qize Jiang, Osama Mohamad, Shan Ping Yu
One of the exciting advances in modern medicine and life science is cell-based neurovascular regeneration of damaged brain tissues and repair of neuronal structures. The progress in stem cell biology and creation of adult induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells has significantly improved basic and pre-clinical research in disease mechanisms and generated enthusiasm for potential applications in the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases including stroke. Endogenous neural stem cells and cultured stem cells are capable of self-renewal and give rise to virtually all types of cells essential for the makeup of neuronal structures...
March 16, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322134/reproductive-microbiomes
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Michael L Power, Caroline Quaglieri, Jay Schulkin
Almost every part of our body has a coevolved microbial community. The expressed microbial genes comprise the various microbiomes that play important roles in normal physiology and development. The various microbiomes are separate, yet often connected, with the species composition of one affecting others. The female reproductive system microbiomes (eg, vaginal, placental, and mammary/milk) remain less well explored than the gut microbiome although they comprise a large proportion of the female microbial network...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319473/precision-medicine-in-asthma-the-role-of-bronchial-thermoplasty
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Amber J Oberle, Praveen Mathur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The inflammatory makeup of severe asthma is heterogeneous. Identification of the predominant cellular endotype via biomarkers can aid in the selection of more advanced therapies. This review is clinically focused on how to use these biomarkers to help select between biologic agents and/or bronchial thermoplasty. RECENT FINDINGS: Several Th2 biomarkers exist for the detection of eosinophilic disease; however, the best biomarker for clinical practice is debatable depending upon local resources...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302188/positive-disintegration-as-a-process-of-symmetry-breaking
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Krystyna Laycraft
This article presents an analysis of the positive disintegration as a process of symmetry breaking. Symmetry breaking plays a major role in self-organized patterns formation and correlates directly to increasing complexity and function specialization. According to Dabrowski, a creator of the Theory of Positive Disintegration, the change from lower to higher levels of human development requires a major restructuring of an individual's psychological makeup. Each level of human development is a relatively stable and coherent configuration of emotional-cognitive patterns called developmental dynamisms...
April 2017: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299259/facial-feminization-surgical-modification-for-indian-european-and-african-faces
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S M Balaji
INTRODUCTION: Gender reassignment surgery for facial feminization is being increasingly sought out by males with gender nonconformity issues. Noninvasive camouflage measures such as changing hairstyle, makeup, and filler inserts often do not fetch desired long lasting effects and surgery is sought as a last resort. The facial feminization surgery (FFS) for Indian faces, has no definitive protocol till date and largely remains as an arbitrary undertaking based on individual patient's perception, expectation, and surgeon's ability...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293853/assessing-attraction-of-nematodes-to-host-roots-using-pluronic-gel-medium
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Valerie M Williamson, Rasa Čepulytė
Nematodes and other organisms perceive and respond to plant root exudates. These exudates are affected by the condition and genetic makeup of the plant. Attraction of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne hapla to roots is altered in plants with mutations affecting ethylene signaling, suggesting that the root exudates to which the nematode responds are modulated by ethylene signaling. Nematode interactions with roots have been difficult to observe directly due to the opaqueness of soil. A medium based on the block copolymer Pluronic F-127 has been useful for studying these interactions...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292904/optimal-run-and-tumble-based-transportation-of-a-janus-particle-with-active-steering
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Tomoyuki Mano, Jean-Baptiste Delfau, Junichiro Iwasawa, Masaki Sano
Although making artificial micrometric swimmers has been made possible by using various propulsion mechanisms, guiding their motion in the presence of thermal fluctuations still remains a great challenge. Such a task is essential in biological systems, which present a number of intriguing solutions that are robust against noisy environmental conditions as well as variability in individual genetic makeup. Using synthetic Janus particles driven by an electric field, we present a feedback-based particle-guiding method quite analogous to the "run-and-tumbling" behavior of Escherichia coli but with a deterministic steering in the tumbling phase: the particle is set to the run state when its orientation vector aligns with the target, whereas the transition to the "steering" state is triggered when it exceeds a tolerance angle [Formula: see text] The active and deterministic reorientation of the particle is achieved by a characteristic rotational motion that can be switched on and off by modulating the ac frequency of the electric field, which is reported in this work...
March 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286572/attenuation-of-helicobacter-pylori-induced-gastric-inflammation-by-prior-cag-strain-am1-infection-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Nillu Ghosh, Prachetash Ghosh, Kousik Kesh, Asish K Mukhopadhyay, Snehasikta Swarnakar
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori, colonize in stomach of ~50% of the world population. cag pathogenicity Island of H. pylori is one of the important virulent factors that attributed to gastric inflammation. Coinfection with H. pylori strain with different genetic makeup alters the degree of pathogenicity and susceptibility towards antibiotics. The present study investigates host immunomodulatory effects of H. pylori infection by both cag(+) strain (SS1) and cag(-) strain (AM1). C57BL/6 mice were infected with AM1 or SS1 strain as well as AM1 followed by SS1 (AM1/SS1) and vice versa...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282076/-concepts-applied-to-psychiatry-pharmacogenomics
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María A Zorrilla Zubilete
Pharmacogenetics studies the action of a drug in order to predict the response based on the genetic makeup of an individual. The objective of pharmacogenetic studies is to minimize the adverse effects and to ensure therapeutic benefit. Since psychotropic drugs have a high rate of variability in patient response, the aim of this paper is to update the pharmacogenetic concepts in psychopharmacology in a review that provides tools for rigorous analysis when prescribing a psychotropic drug. The purpose of clinical pharmacogenetic testing is to be able to distinguish between patients who are more or less responders to certain drugs, or on contrary, who are at increased risk for adverse events...
September 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273474/the-role-of-the-immune-system-in-metabolic-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Niv Zmora, Stavros Bashiardes, Maayan Levy, Eran Elinav
In addition to the immune system's traditional roles of conferring anti-infectious and anti-neoplastic protection, it has been recently implicated in the regulation of systemic metabolic homeostasis. This cross-talk between the immune and the metabolic systems is pivotal in promoting "metabolic health" throughout the life of an organism and plays fundamental roles in its adaptation to ever-changing environmental makeups and nutritional availability. Perturbations in this intricate immune-metabolic cross-talk contribute to the tendency to develop altered metabolic states that may culminate in metabolic disorders such as malnutrition, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and other features of the metabolic syndrome...
March 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253504/genomic-characterization-of-a-metastatic-alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma-case-using-fish-studies-and-cgh-snp-microarray-revealing-foxo1-pax7-rearrangement-with-mycn-and-mdm2-amplification-and-rb1-region-loss
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Arivarasan Karunamurthy, Lori Hoffner, Jie Hu, Peter Shaw, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Svetlana A Yatsenko, Urvashi Surti
Rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS) are rare, heterogeneous, soft tissue sarcomas and a common type of childhood malignancy with a distinct histomorphology. At the molecular level, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), a subtype of RMS, harbors a signature genetic makeup characterized by specific translocations. The type of translocation and associated genetic aberrations correlate with disease progression, hence we used multiple molecular modalities including high-resolution array comparative genomic hybridization to explore the oncogenic gene fusion and associated copy number variations in a case of metastatic ARMS...
March 3, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251574/dapne-with-micro-capillary-separatory-chemistry-coupled-to-maldi-ms-for-the-analysis-of-polar-and-non-polar-lipid-metabolism-in-one-cell
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Jason S Hamilton, Roberto Aguilar, Robby A Petros, Guido F Verbeck
The cellular metabolome is considered to be a representation of cellular phenotype and cellular response to changes to internal or external events. Methods to expand the coverage of the expansive physiochemical properties that makeup the metabolome currently utilize multi-step extractions and chromatographic separations prior to chemical detection, leading to lengthy analysis times. In this study, a single-step procedure for the extraction and separation of a sample using a micro-capillary as a separatory funnel to achieve analyte partitioning within an organic/aqueous immiscible solvent system is described...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242317/studying-brain-microstructure-with-magnetic-susceptibility-contrast-at-high-field
#18
Jeff H Duyn
A rapidly developing application of high field MRI is the study of brain anatomy and function with contrast based on the magnetic susceptibility of tissues. To study the subtle variations in susceptibility contrast between tissues and with changes in brain activity, dedicated scan techniques such as susceptibility-weighted MRI and blood-oxygen level dependent functional MRI have been developed. Particularly strong susceptibility contrast has been observed with systems that operate at 7T and above, and their recent widespread use has led to an improved understanding of contributing sources and mechanisms...
February 24, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238826/environmental-factors-and-teenagers-personalities-the-role-of-personal-and-familial-socio-cultural-level
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Elisa Menardo, Giulia Balboni, Roberto Cubelli
Environmental (e.g., socio-cultural context), individual (e.g., genetic makeup), and interpersonal (e.g., caregiver-children relationships) factors can play a crucial role in shaping the development of the teenagers' personality. In this study, we focused on the Socio-Cultural Level that designates the set of preferences, knowledge and behaviors that characterize an individual's way of life and depend on his or her cultural, social and economic resources. We studied the relationship between Socio-Cultural Level (personal, maternal and paternal) and Big Five personality traits of 191 teenagers living in the same geographical area...
February 23, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238264/influence-of-aqueous-inorganic-anions-on-the-reactivity-of-nanoparticles-in-tio2-photocatalysis
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Jeffrey Farner Budarz, Andrea Turolla, Aleksander F Piasecki, Jean-Yves Bottero, Manuela Antonelli, Mark R Wiesner
The influence of inorganic anions on the photoreactivity and aggregation of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (NPs) was assessed by dosing carbonate, chloride, nitrate, phosphate, and sulfate as potassium salts at multiple concentrations. NP stability was monitored in terms of aggregate morphology and electrophoretic mobility (EPM). Aggregate size and fractal dimension were measured over time by laser diffraction, and the isoelectric point (IEP) as a function of anion and concentration was obtained by measuring EPM versus pH...
March 7, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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