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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783193/quorum-sensing-molecules-in-activated-sludge-could-trigger-microalgae-lipid-synthesis
#1
Chaofan Zhang, Qingcheng Li, Liang Fu, Dandan Zhou, John C Crittenden
Cultivating microalgae using wastewater is an economical strategy to produce biofuel; however, microbial contamination has to be controlled strictly. Microalgae lipid accumulation can be triggered by environmental pressures, and here, we studied whether microbial contamination is the pressure for microalgae. We hypothesized this pressure was forced via cell-to-cell communication with quorum sensing molecules (QSMs). In this work, we verified the impacts of QSMs produced by activated sludge (wastewater-born microbial consortiums) on both lipid content and biomass production of the microalgae Chlorophyta sp...
May 18, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783175/hiv-viral-suppression-in-oman-encouraging-progress-toward-achieving-the-united-nations-third-90
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Ali Elgalib, Samir Shah, Zeyana Al-Habsi, Maha Al-Fouri, Halima Al-Sawafi, Jalila Al-Noumani, Adil Al-Baloushi, Saad Al-Alawi, Salma Al-Badi, Zainab Mohammed, Jokha Al-Ghafri, Asma Suleimani, Huda Al-Mashani, Jyothish Raju, Saada Al-Riyami, Muna Al-Shukri, Abdul Wahab, Bilal Hussain, Khalifa Al-Naabi, Anantha Narayan, Noreen Oliveros, George Prasad, Ahmed Hussein, Rajeev Kashyp, Khalid Al-Shardi, Ahmed Nada, Shakil Akhwand, Bina Kamble, Kawthar Al-Aamri, Suad Al-Mukhaini, Hanan Al-Kindi, Faryal Khamis, Amal Al-Maani, Idris Al-Abaidani, Seif Al-Abri
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of capacity-building interventions introduced by the Oman National AIDS Programme on the quality of HIV care in the country. METHODS: HIV viral load (VL) suppression and loss to follow-up (LTFU) rates were calculated for the period before (in December 2015; n=1098) and after (in June 2017; n=1185) the introduction of the interventions: training, support, and care pathway development. Three HIV VL cuts-offs at last measurement in the year of interest were used to define VL suppression...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783174/facile-isolation-of-%C3%AE-ribazole-from-vitamin-b-12-hydrolysates-using-boronate-affinity-chromatography
#3
Theodoric A Mattes, Jorge C Escalante-Semerena
Alpha-ribazole (α-R) is a unique riboside found in the nucleotide loop of coenzyme B12 (CoB12 ). α-R is not an intermediate of the de novo biosynthetic pathway of coenzyme B12 , but some bacteria of the phylum Firmicutes have evolved a two-protein system (transporter, kinase) that scavenges α-R from the environment and converts it to the pathway intermediate α-RP. Since α-R is not commercially available, one must either synthesize α-R, or isolate it from hydrolysates of vitamin B12 (cyano-B12 , CNB12 ), so the function of the above-mentioned proteins can be studied...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783161/candidate-gene-analysis-in-the-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-epidemiologic-sleep-study-episono-shows-an-association-of-variant-in-pde4d-and-sleepiness
#4
Victoria M Pak, Diego R Mazzotti, Brendan T Keenan, Camila Hirotsu, Philip Gehrman, Lia Bittencourt, Allan I Pack, Sergio Tufik
INTRODUCTION: Sleepiness and cardiovascular disease share common molecular pathways; thus, genetic risk factors for sleepiness may also predict cardiovascular disease risk. This study explored the associations between subjective sleepiness and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in candidate genes within oxidative stress, inflammatory, and neuronal pathways, which may contribute to sleepiness and downstream cardiovascular disease risk: Cytochrome B-245, Alpha Polypeptide (CYBA), Cytochrome B-245, Beta Polypeptide (CYBB), Neutrophil Cytosolic Factor (NCF2), Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha (TNFA), and Phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D)...
January 12, 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783136/occurrence-and-estrogenic-activity-of-steroid-hormones-in-chinese-streams-a-nationwide-study-based-on-a-combination-of-chemical-and-biological-tools
#5
Bo Yao, Rui Li, Shuwen Yan, Shen-An Chan, Weihua Song
Steroid hormones (SHs) are continuously released into the aquatic environment through various pathways after being excreted by humans and animals, interfere with the normal function of the endocrine system and may affect the physiology and reproduction of exposed aquatic life. To conduct a nationwide investigation of the occurrence and biological effects of SHs in surface river/steam water in China, we quantitated 27 selected SHs in 217 surface water samples by solid-phase extraction (SPE) tandem LC-MS/MS and used a recombinant yeast estrogen assay to screen extracts of the water samples for estrogenic activities...
May 18, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783130/an-explanation-of-the-methanogenic-pathway-for-methane-production-in-anaerobic-digestion-of-nitrogen-rich-materials-under-mesophilic-and-thermophilic-conditions
#6
Dong-Min Yin, Maria Westerholm, Wei Qiao, Shao-Jie Bi, Simon M Wandera, Run Fan, Meng-Meng Jiang, Ren-Jie Dong
The impact of temperature on the anaerobic digestion of chicken manure was investigated by studying the process performance and pathway for continuously-fed digesters under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions. The mesophilic digester obtained a 15% higher methane yield compared with the thermophilic digester. Mesophilic and thermophilic digester had free ammonia of 31 and 145 mg/L, respectively. The stable carbon isotope analysis indicated that 41% and 50% of acetate was converted to methane through the syntrophic acetate oxidation and hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis (SAO-HM) pathway under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions, respectively...
May 18, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783124/neural-organization-of-ventral-white-matter-tracts-parallels-the-initial-steps-of-reading-development-a-dti-tractography-study
#7
Jolijn Vanderauwera, Astrid De Vos, Stephanie J Forkel, Marco Catani, Jan Wouters, Maaike Vandermosten, Pol Ghesquière
Insight in the developmental trajectory of the neuroanatomical reading correlates is important to understand related cognitive processes and disorders. In adults, a dual pathway model has been suggested encompassing a dorsal phonological and a ventral orthographic white matter system. This dichotomy seems not present in pre-readers, and the specific role of ventral white matter in reading remains unclear. Therefore, the present longitudinal study investigated the relation between ventral white matter and cognitive processes underlying reading in children with a broad range of reading skills (n = 61)...
May 18, 2018: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783120/canine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-treated-with-tnf-%C3%AE-and-ifn-%C3%AE-enhance-anti-inflammatory-effects-through-the-cox-2-pge-2-pathway
#8
Hye-Mi Yang, Woo-Jin Song, Qiang Li, Su-Yeon Kim, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Min-Ok Ryu, Jin-Ok Ahn, Hwa-Young Youn
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used in studies on treatment of various diseases, and their application to immune-mediated diseases has garnered interest. Various methods for enhancing the immunomodulation effect of human MSCs have been used; however, similar approaches for canine MSCs are relatively unexplored. Accordingly, we evaluated immunomodulatory effects and mechanisms in canine MSCs treated with TNF-α and IFN-γ. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells were incubated with the conditioned media (CM) from canine MSCs for 48 h...
May 14, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783109/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-alginic-acid-from-sargassum-horneri-against-urban-aerosol-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-keratinocytes-and-macrophages
#9
I P Shanura Fernando, Thilina U Jayawardena, K K Asanka Sanjeewa, Lei Wang, You-Jin Jeon, Won Woo Lee
The airborne particulate pollutants originating in the deserts of Mongolia and China which becomes contaminated with industrial effluents and traffic emissions while moving with the wind currents towards East Asia has recently become a serious environmental and health issue in the region. They cause asthma, collateral lung tissue damage, oxidative stress, allergic reactions, and inflammation. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the protective effects of alginate extracted from the invasive alga Sargassum horneri (SHA) against fine dust collected from Beijing, China (Chinese fine dust; CFD)...
May 18, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783106/prediction-of-the-combined-effects-of-multiple-estrogenic-chemicals-on-mcf-7-human-breast-cancer-cells-and-a-preliminary-molecular-exploration-of-the-estrogenic-proliferative-effects-and-related-gene-expression
#10
Shengwu Yuan, Chao Huang, Xiaoya Ji, Mei Ma, Kaifeng Rao, Zijian Wang
The environmental risks of environmental estrogens (EEs) are often assessed via the same mode of action in the concentration addition (CA) model, neglecting the complex combined mechanisms at the genetic level. In this study, the cell proliferation effects of estrone, 17α-ethinylestradiol, 17β-estradiol, estriol, diethylstilbestrol, estradiol valerate, bisphenol A, 4-tert-octylphenol and 4-nonylphenol were determined individually using the CCK-8 method, and the proliferation effects of a multicomponent mixture of estrogenic chemicals mixed at equipotent concentrations using a fixed-ratio design were studied using estrogen-sensitive MCF-7 cells...
May 18, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783105/sterol-gradients-in-cells
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REVIEW
Anant K Menon
Cell organelles and the plasma membrane have unique lipid compositions. Consequently, there is a gradient of lipid-dependent properties along the secretory pathway. We focus here on the steep sterol gradients that exist between the endoplasmic reticulum and plasma membrane, as well as across the plasma membrane where sterols are found principally in the cytoplasmic leaflet. Recent progress in these areas has been remarkable, with new concepts and molecules to account for non-vesicular intracellular sterol transport, and an exciting new mechanism to explain the unexpected transbilayer distribution of sterols...
May 18, 2018: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783101/chondrogenic-differentiation-in-vitro-of-hipscs-activates-pathways-engaged-in-limb-development
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Ewelina Stelcer, Katarzyna Kulcenty, Marcin Rucinski, Karol Jopek, Magdalena Richter, Tomasz Trzeciak, Wiktoria Maria Suchorska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783098/design-and-synthesis-of-aminocoumarin-derivatives-as-dpp-iv-inhibitors-and-anticancer-agents
#13
Rina Soni, Shubhangi S Soman
DPP-IV "a moonlighting protein" has immerged as promising pathway to control Type 2 diabetes as well as found to play key role in earlier stages of cancer. Here we have reported design, synthesis and applications of aminocoumarin derivatives as DPP-IV inhibitors. Compounds have been synthesized and studied for their DPP-IV inhibition activity. Three compounds have shown moderate inhibition at 100 µM concentration. All compounds were also screened for their anticancer activity against A549 (Lung cancer cell line), MCF-7 (Breast cancer cell line) using MTT assay...
May 17, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783097/regulation-of-phytosterol-biosynthetic-pathway-during-drought-stress-in-rice
#14
M S Sujith Kumar, Ibandalin Mawlong, Kishwar Ali, Aruna Tyagi
Plants respond to drought stress in the form of various physio-biochemical and molecular changes at both cellular and molecular levels. Drought stress causes the destruction of cell membranes by disintegration of membrane lipids. One of the major groups of membrane lipids that plays important role in preserving the integrity of cell membranes is phytosterols. HMG-CoA reductase (HMGR) is the principal enzyme in the biosynthesis of plant sterols, synthesized via mevalonic acid pathway. Phospholipid: sterol acyltransferase (PSAT) is another important enzyme that plays an important role in turnover of phytosterols into steryl esters and helps maintain homeostasis of membrane lipids...
May 15, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783096/all-roads-lead-to-rome-towards-understanding-different-avenues-of-tolerance-to-huanglongbing-in-citrus-cultivars
#15
Nabil Killiny, Shelley E Jones, Yasser Nehela, Faraj Hijaz, Manjul Dutt, Frederick G Gmitter, Jude W Grosser
Citrus tolerance to huanglongbing could result from tolerance to the pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) and/or to its vector Diaphorina citri. Field observations and greenhouse-controlled studies showed that some citrus cultivars were more tolerant than others. However, the mechanism(s) behind the tolerance has not been determined yet. Using GC-MS, we investigated the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and the non-volatile metabolite profiles of two tolerant citrus cultivars- Australian finger lime, 'LB8-9' Sugar Belle® mandarin hybrid, and a recently released mandarin hybrid 'Bingo'...
May 18, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783094/the-relation-of-parent-alcohol-disorder-to-young-adult-drinking-outcomes-mediated-by-parenting-effects-of-developmentally-limited-versus-persistent-parent-alcohol-disorder
#16
Ariel Sternberg, Danielle Pandika, Kit K Elam, Laurie Chassin
BACKGROUND: Parent alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a well-established risk factor for the development of offspring AUD and is associated with poor parenting. However, few studies have examined heterogeneity in trajectories of parental AUD and its influence on adolescent offspring drinking, and no studies to date have considered the differential risk to offspring conferred by parental AUDs that are limited to early adulthood. Specifically, AUDs limited to the period of emerging adulthood may confer less risk to a child's environment as recovery following emerging adulthood coincides with the typical ages of entry into the parenting role...
April 25, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783077/effects-of-prolonged-exposure-and-virtual-reality-exposure-on-suicidal-ideation-in-active-duty-soldiers-an-examination-of-potential-mechanisms
#17
REVIEW
Aaron M Norr, Derek J Smolenski, Greg M Reger
OBJECTIVE: The current study sought to investigate the effects of exposure therapy on suicidal ideation (SI), as well as potential mechanistic pathways of SI reduction among active duty military personnel. METHODS: Active duty army soldiers (N = 162) were recruited from a military base in the U.S. and were enrolled in a randomized clinical trial comparing Prolonged Exposure (PE), Virtual Reality Exposure (VRE), and a wait-list control for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stemming from deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783070/cdh17-alters-mmp-2-expression-via-canonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-in-human-gastric-cancer
#18
Xiao-Jie Jiang, Jing Lin, Qing-He Cai, Jian-Feng Zhao, Hui-Jiao Zhang
Gastric cancer (GC), one of the most common cancers of the digestive system, results in high morbidity and mortality, but the molecular mechanisms underlying GC remain largely unknown. Cadherin-17 (CDH17) is a nonclassical member of the cadherin (CDH) superfamily of calcium-dependent proteins. Despite recent advances in the understanding of CDH17 biology, the mechanism of CDH17 in GC proliferation, migration, and invasion has not been extensively studied. In the present study, we observed that CDH17 expression was increased in GC tissues compared with para-carcinoma tissues and was correlated with lymph node metastasis and the AJCC stage...
May 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783050/disruption-of-ergosterol-and-tryptophan-biosynthesis-as-well-as-cell-wall-integrity-pathway-and-the-intracellular-ph-homeostasis-lead-to-mono-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-toxicity-in-budding-yeast
#19
Linghuo Jiang, Litong Wang, Tianshu Fang, Vassilios Papadopoulos
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances in the environment, food, and consumer products that interfere with hormone homeostasis, metabolism or reproduction in humans and animals. One such EDC, the plasticizer di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP), exerts its function through its principal bioactive metabolite, mono-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (MEHP). To fully understand the effects of MEHP on cellular processes and metabolism as well as to assess the impact of genetic alteration on the susceptibility to MEHP-induced toxicity, we screened MEHP-sensitive mutations on a genome-scale in the eukaryotic model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
May 15, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783020/immune-modulation-of-a-novel-lipid-soluble-extract-of-pinellia-pedatisecta-schott-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-of-an-hpv-tumor-burdened-mouse-model
#20
Haixia Huang, Mingxing Zhang, Meng Zhang, Jing Peng, Guiling Li, Congjian Xu, Suiqi Gui
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pinellia pedatisecta Schott extract (PE), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used to reduce swelling, dry dampness and suppress cervical tumors. AIMS: To evaluate the roles of PE in the regulation of anti-tumor effects and the cellular immune response in the tumor microenvironment. METHODS: The immune microenvironment of HPV+ TC-1 tumors was examined by immunohistochemistry, real-time PCR and flow cytometry...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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