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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150605/global-role-of-the-bacterial-post-transcriptional-regulator-csra-revealed-by-integrated-transcriptomics
#1
Anastasia H Potts, Christopher A Vakulskas, Archana Pannuri, Helen Yakhnin, Paul Babitzke, Tony Romeo
CsrA is a post-transcriptional regulatory protein that is widely distributed among bacteria. This protein influences bacterial lifestyle decisions by binding to the 5' untranslated and/or early coding regions of mRNA targets, causing changes in translation initiation, RNA stability, and/or transcription elongation. Here, we assess the contribution of CsrA to gene expression in Escherichia coli on a global scale. UV crosslinking immunoprecipitation and sequencing (CLIP-seq) identify RNAs that interact directly with CsrA in vivo, while ribosome profiling and RNA-seq uncover the impact of CsrA on translation, RNA abundance, and RNA stability...
November 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150602/tlr7-mediated-viral-recognition-results-in-focal-type-i-interferon-secretion-by-dendritic-cells
#2
Shin-Ichiroh Saitoh, Fumiko Abe, Atsuo Kanno, Natsuko Tanimura, Yoshiko Mori Saitoh, Ryutaro Fukui, Takuma Shibata, Katsuaki Sato, Takeshi Ichinohe, Mayumi Hayashi, Kazuishi Kubota, Hiroko Kozuka-Hata, Masaaki Oyama, Yorifumi Kikko, Toshiaki Katada, Kenji Kontani, Kensuke Miyake
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) sense viral RNA through toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7), form self-adhesive pDC-pDC clusters, and produce type I interferons. This cell adhesion enhances type I interferon production, but little is known about the underlying mechanisms. Here we show that MyD88-dependent TLR7 signaling activates CD11a/CD18 integrin to induce microtubule elongation. TLR7(+) lysosomes then become linked with these microtubules through the GTPase Arl8b and its effector SKIP/Plekhm2, resulting in perinuclear to peripheral relocalization of TLR7...
November 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149699/tetrahymena-cilia-cap-is-built-in-a-multi-step-process-a-study-by-atomic-force-microscopy
#3
Cecília Seixas, João Gonçalves, Luís Viseu Melo, Helena Soares
Cilia are complex and dynamic organelles that have motility and sensory functions. Defects in cilia biogenesis and function are at the origin of human ciliopathies. In motile cilia, a basal body organizes the axoneme composed of nine microtubule doublets surrounding a central pair of singlet microtubules. The distal ends of axonemal microtubules are attached to the membrane by microtubule-capping structures. Little is known about the early steps of cilium assembly. Although cilia grow and resorb from their distal tips, it remains poorly understood where and when the components of the caps are first assembled...
October 20, 2017: Protist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149597/structural-basis-for-shelterin-bridge-assembly
#4
Jin-Kwang Kim, Jinqiang Liu, Xichan Hu, Clinton Yu, Kyle Roskamp, Banumathi Sankaran, Lan Huang, Elizabeth A Komives, Feng Qiao
Telomere elongation through telomerase enables chromosome survival during cellular proliferation. The conserved multifunctional shelterin complex associates with telomeres to coordinate multiple telomere activities, including telomere elongation by telomerase. Similar to the human shelterin, fission yeast shelterin is composed of telomeric sequence-specific double- and single-stranded DNA-binding proteins, Taz1 and Pot1, respectively, bridged by Rap1, Poz1, and Tpz1. Here, we report the crystal structure of the fission yeast Tpz1(475-508)-Poz1-Rap1(467-496) complex that provides the structural basis for shelterin bridge assembly...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149535/a-valence-delocalised-osmium-dimer-capable-of-dinitrogen-photocleavage-ab-initio-insights-into-its-electronic-structure
#5
Vera Krewald, Leticia Gonzalez
The search for molecular catalysts that efficiently activate or cleave the dinitrogen molecule is ongoing. While many thermal dinitrogen cleavage catalysts are known, the photochemical activation of N₂ has received considerably less attention. In this paper, we present the first computational study of the osmium dimer [Os(II,III)₂(µ-N₂)(NH₃)₁₀]5+, which was shown to be capable of dinitrogen photocleavage. Despite its deceptively simple geometry, it has a complex electronic structure with a valence-delocalized and electronically degenerate ground state...
November 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149258/edge-to-edge-repair-for-mitral-regurgitation-associated-with-isolated-double-orifice-mitral-valve
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Takeshi Oda, Takanori Kono, Keiichi Akaiwa, Katsuhiko Nakamura
We report the case of a patient with severe mitral regurgitation who was diagnosed with double-orifice mitral valve by preoperative transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography. During surgery, it was revealed that the mitral valve was divided into 2 orifices, anterolateral and posteromedial, by a fibrous bridging tissue that was supported by the chordae tendineae originating from an accessory middle papillary muscle. The posterior scallop of the anterolateral orifice was prolapsed due to chordal elongation...
November 15, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148800/size-and-shape-of-amyloid-fibrils-induced-by-ganglioside-nanoclusters-role-of-sialyl-oligosaccharide-in-fibril-formation
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Teruhiko Matsubara, Masaya Nishihara, Hanaki Yasumori, Mako Nakai, Katsuhiko Yanagisawa, Toshinori Sato
Ganglioside-enriched microdomains in the presynaptic neuronal membrane play a key role in the initiation of amyloid ß-protein (Aß) assembly related to Alzheimer's disease. We previously isolated lipids from a detergent-resistant membrane microdomain fraction of synaptosomes prepared from aged mouse brain and found that spherical Aß assemblies were formed on Aß-sensitive ganglioside nanoclusters (ASIGN) of reconstituted lipid bilayers in the synaptosomal fraction. In the present study, we investigated the role of oligosaccharides in Aß fibril formation induced by ganglioside-containing mixed lipid membranes that mimic the features of ASIGN...
November 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148557/structural-and-thermodynamical-properties-of-early-human-amylin-oligomers-using-replica-exchange-molecular-dynamics-mutation-effect-of-three-key-residues-f15-h18-and-f23
#8
S Bouzakraoui, N Mousseau
Human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) is a 37-residue polypeptide, considered to be the main component of the pancreatic islet amyloid associated with type 2 diabetes and is one of the most amyloidogenic polypeptides known. Although the structure of hIAPP fibrils has already been obtained, structures of early oligomers and the mechanism of β-sheet formation remain poorly understood. Herein, we characterize the atomic structure and the thermodynamics of the 14-37 residue fragment of hIAPP wild-type and mutated dimers and trimers...
November 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147086/edible-packaging-film-derived-from-mechanically-deboned-chicken-meat-proteins-effect-of-transglutaminase-on-physicochemical-properties
#9
Damla Yayli, Sadettin Turhan, Furkan Turker Saricaoglu
In this study, effect of transglutaminase (TGase) addition on physical, water barrier, optical and mechanical properties of mechanically deboned chicken meat protein (MDCM-P) films was investigated. When TGase was added to the films, the thickness increased, but the solubility decreased. Films treated with TGase exhibited higher water vapor permeability than control film (p<0.05). When TGase concentration increased, the L* values of films decreased, but a* and b* values increased. All films showed very good barrier properties against UV light...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147007/modulating-cellular-balance-of-rps3-mono-ubiquitination-by-both-hel2-e3-ligase-and-ubp3-deubiquitinase-regulates-protein-quality-control
#10
Youjin Jung, Hag Dong Kim, Hee Woong Yang, Hye Jin Kim, Chang-Young Jang, Joon Kim
When a ribosome complex is stalled during the translation elongation process in eukaryotes, the mono-ubiquitination of Rps3 has recently been shown to be critical to ribosome quality control. We have discovered that the regulatory role of Rps3 mono-ubiquitination is controlled by a deubiquitinase. We also showed that an autophagic signal appears to be coupled to the mono-ubiquitination of Rps3p through the entrance of Ubp3p into the autophagosome in yeasts. The mono-ubiquitination of the Rps3 protein is tightly modulated by reciprocal action between the Hel2p E3 ligase and the Ubp3p deubiquitinase in yeasts and the reciprocal action between the RNF123 E3 ligase and the USP10 deubiquitinase in mammalian cells...
November 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146924/interpretation-of-dynamic-tensile-behavior-by-austenite-stability-in-ferrite-austenite-duplex-lightweight-steels
#11
Jaeyeong Park, Min Cheol Jo, Hyeok Jae Jeong, Seok Su Sohn, Jai-Hyun Kwak, Hyoung Seop Kim, Sunghak Lee
Phenomena occurring in duplex lightweight steels under dynamic loading are hardly investigated, although its understanding is essentially needed in applications of automotive steels. In this study, quasi-static and dynamic tensile properties of duplex lightweight steels were investigated by focusing on how TRIP and TWIP mechanisms were varied under the quasi-static and dynamic loading conditions. As the annealing temperature increased, the grain size and volume fraction of austenite increased, thereby gradually decreasing austenite stability...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146470/combination-of-type-ii-fatty-acid-biosynthesis-enzymes-and-thiolases-supports-a-functional-%C3%AE-oxidation-reversal
#12
James M Clomburg, Stephanie C Contreras, Alexander Chou, Justin B Siegel, Ramon Gonzalez
An engineered reversal of the β-oxidation cycle (r-BOX) and the fatty acid biosynthesis (FAB) pathway are promising biological platforms for advanced fuel and chemical production in part due to their iterative nature supporting the synthesis of various chain length products. While diverging in their carbon-carbon elongation reaction mechanism, iterative operation of each pathway relies on common chemical conversions (reduction, dehydration, and reduction) differing only in the attached moiety (acyl carrier protein (ACP) in FAB vs Coenzyme A in r-BOX)...
November 13, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146364/long-term-stability-of-compression-molded-soybean-protein-concentrate-films-stored-under-specific-conditions
#13
Emiliano M Ciannamea, Juan P Espinosa, Pablo M Stefani, Roxana A Ruseckaite
Post-processing evolution of the functional properties of soybean protein concentrate (SPC) films, plasticized with varying levels of glycerol and processed by compression molding, was examined over a period of 90days. Films stored in the glassy state (25±2°C and 65±2% relative humidity) lost glycerol and water over time, as determined by gas chromatography and the decline in moisture content. SPC films plasticized with 40-50% glycerol showed a time-dependent increment of the elastic modulus and the tensile strength...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146329/effects-of-moisture-content-on-mechanical-properties-transparency-and-thermal-stability-of-yuba-film
#14
Siran Zhang, Nayeon Kim, Wallace Yokoyama, Yookyung Kim
Yuba is the skin formed at the surface during the heating of soymilk. The 3rd, 7th, and 11th films were evaluated for properties at different RH. At 39% RH, the 11th film had the lowest moisture, while the 3rd film had the highest moisture. However, at 75% RH, reverse moisture results were obtained. The tensile strengths of the 3rd and 11th films were highest at 15% moisture, whereas the tensile strength of the 7th film was highest at 25% moisture. Elongation of the 3rd (127%) and 11th (85%) films were highest at 25% moisture...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146161/intraoperative-workflow-for-all-inside-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-biomechanical-evaluation-of-preconditioning-and-knot-tying
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Edoardo Monaco, Samuel Bachmaier, Mattia Fabbri, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Coen A Wijdicks, Andrea Ferretti
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the effect of preconditioning according to intraoperative workflow on the elongation behavior of single-side and fully knotted all-inside anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction configurations in a biomechanical in vitro study. METHODS: Four full construct all-inside ACL reconstruction groups (n = 8 per group) were tested using porcine tibias and bovine tendons. Groups included both an all-inside configuration with one- (group 1) and both-side knotted adjustable loop-length devices (group 2), without and with performing intraoperative preconditioning (group 1-intraoperative preconditioned [IPC], group 2-IPC)...
November 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146012/a-biomechanical-cadaveric-study-comparing-superior-capsule-reconstruction-using-fascia-lata-allograft-with-human-dermal-allograft-for-irreparable-rotator-cuff-tear
#16
Teruhisa Mihata, Christopher N H Bui, Masaki Akeda, Matthew A Cavagnaro, Michael Kuenzler, Alexander B Peterson, Michelle H McGarry, Yasuo Itami, Orr Limpisvasti, Masashi Neo, Thay Q Lee
BACKGROUND: Biomechanical and clinical success of the superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) using fascia lata (FL) grafts has been reported. In the United States, human dermal (HD) allograft has been used successfully for SCRs; however, the biomechanical characteristics have not been reported. METHODS: Eight cadaveric shoulders were tested in 5 conditions: (1) intact; (2) irreparable supraspinatus tear; (3) SCR using FL allograft with anterior and posterior suturing; (4) SCR using HD allograft with anterior and posterior suturing; and (5) SCR using HD allograft with posterior suturing...
December 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145916/monorchis-lewisi-n-sp-trematoda-monorchiidae-from-the-surf-bream-acanthopagrus-australis-sparidae-in-moreton-bay-australia
#17
T H Cribb, N Q-X Wee, R A Bray, S C Cutmore
We describe Monorchis lewisi n. sp. (Monorchiidae) from the surf bream, Acanthopagrus australis (Günther, 1859) (Sparidae), in Moreton Bay, eastern Australia. The new species differs from most existing species of Monorchis Monticelli, 1893 in its possession of an elongate I-shaped excretory vesicle, and from other congeners in the relative configuration of the gut and suckers. Ovipusillus mayu Dove & Cribb, 1998 is re-reported from Gnathanodon speciosus (Forsskål, 1775) (Carangidae) from Moreton Bay. We report new second internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) and 28S rDNA sequence data for both species...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145825/assembling-large-genomes-analysis-of-the-stick-insect-clitarchus-hookeri-genome-reveals-a-high-repeat-content-and-sex-biased-genes-associated-with-reproduction
#18
Chen Wu, Victoria G Twort, Ross N Crowhurst, Richard D Newcomb, Thomas R Buckley
BACKGROUND: Stick insects (Phasmatodea) have a high incidence of parthenogenesis and other alternative reproductive strategies, yet the genetic basis of reproduction is poorly understood. Phasmatodea includes nearly 3000 species, yet only the genome of Timema cristinae has been published to date. Clitarchus hookeri is a geographical parthenogenetic stick insect distributed across New Zealand. Sexual reproduction dominates in northern habitats but is replaced by parthenogenesis in the south...
November 16, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144457/a-ubiquitin-dependent-signalling-axis-specific-for-alkbh-mediated-dna-dealkylation-repair
#19
Joshua R Brickner, Jennifer M Soll, Patrick M Lombardi, Cathrine B Vågbø, Miranda C Mudge, Clement Oyeniran, Renana Rabe, Jessica Jackson, Meagan E Sullender, Elyse Blazosky, Andrea K Byrum, Yu Zhao, Mark A Corbett, Jozef Gécz, Michael Field, Alessandro Vindigni, Geir Slupphaug, Cynthia Wolberger, Nima Mosammaparast
DNA repair is essential to prevent the cytotoxic or mutagenic effects of various types of DNA lesions, which are sensed by distinct pathways to recruit repair factors specific to the damage type. Although biochemical mechanisms for repairing several forms of genomic insults are well understood, the upstream signalling pathways that trigger repair are established for only certain types of damage, such as double-stranded breaks and interstrand crosslinks. Understanding the upstream signalling events that mediate recognition and repair of DNA alkylation damage is particularly important, since alkylation chemotherapy is one of the most widely used systemic modalities for cancer treatment and because environmental chemicals may trigger DNA alkylation...
November 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143727/characterization-of-clinically-isolated-thymidine-dependent-small-colony-variants-of-escherichia-coli-producing-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase
#20
Tatsuya Negishi, Takehisa Matsumoto, Kazuki Horiuchi, Eriko Kasuga, Tatsuya Natori, Mina Matsuoka, Naoko Ogiwara, Mitsutoshi Sugano, Takeshi Uehara, Noriyuki Nagano, Takayuki Honda
PURPOSE: Thymidine-dependent small-colony variants (TD-SCVs) are difficult to detect or test for antimicrobial susceptibility. We investigated the characteristics of clonal TD-SCVs of Escherichia coli, both with and without blaCTX-M-3, isolated from a patient. METHODOLOGY: Mutation in the thyA gene was analysed by sequencing, and morphological abnormalities in the colonies and cells of the isolates were examined. Additionally, conjugational transfer experiments were performed to prove the horizontal transferability of plasmids harbouring resistance genes...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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