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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156673/induction-of-dise-in-ovarian-cancer-cells-in-vivo
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Andrea E Murmann, Kaylin M McMahon, Ashley Haluck-Kangas, Nandini Ravindran, Monal Patel, Calvin Y Law, Sonia Brockway, Jian-Jun Wei, C Shad Thaxton, Marcus E Peter
The death receptor CD95/Fas can be activated by immune cells to kill cancer cells. shRNAs and siRNAs derived from CD95 or CD95 ligand (CD95L) are highly toxic to most cancer cells. We recently found that these sh/siRNAs kill cancer cells in the absence of the target by targeting the 3'UTRs of critical survival genes through canonical RNAi. We have named this unique form of off-target effect DISE (for death induced by survival gene elimination). DISE preferentially kills transformed cells and cancer stem cells...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143225/diurnal-regulation-of-the-floral-scent-emission-by-light-and-circadian-rhythm-in-the-phalaenopsis-orchids
#2
Yu-Chen Chuang, Ming-Chi Lee, Ya-Lan Chang, Wen-Huei Chen, Hong-Hwa Chen
BACKGROUND: Phalaenopsis bellina and its closely related species, P. violacea, emit linalool, geraniol and their derivatives as the predominant monoterpenes at the full-bloom stages. Geranyl diphosphate synthase (PbGDPS) is the key enzyme that converts precursors for monoterpene biosynthesis. Besides the monoterpenes being synthesized in concert with floral development stages, we noticed that the scent emission of P. bellina and P. violacea was detected mainly in the daytime. RESULTS: The monoterpenes of P...
November 15, 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142199/sensorfret-a-standardless-approach-to-measuring-pixel-based-spectral-bleed-through-and-fret-efficiency-using-spectral-imaging
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Paul T Arsenovic, Carl R Mayer, Daniel E Conway
Fluorescence microscopy of FRET-based biosensors allow nanoscale interactions to be probed in living cells. This paper describes a novel approach to spectrally resolved fluorescence microscopy, termed sensorFRET, that enables quantitative measurement of FRET efficiency. This approach is an improvement on existing methods (FLIM, sRET, luxFRET, pFRET), as it does not require single fluorophore standards to be measured with every experiment and the acquisition is intensity independent, allowing the laser power to be optimized for varying levels of fluorophore expression...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130615/in-office-bleaching-efficacy-on-stain-removal-from-cad-cam-and-direct-resin-composite-materials
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Amal Alharbi, Stefano Ardu, Tissiana Bortolotto, Ivo Krejci
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of in-office bleaching on stain removal from stained resin composite and ceramic computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) blocks and direct resin composites. METHODS: Forty disk-shaped samples were fabricated from each of nine materials: six CAD/CAM (VITABLOCS Mark II, Paradigm MZ100, Exp Vita Hybrid Ceramic, VITA ENAMIC, Exp Kerr, and LAVA Ultimate) and three direct resin composites (Filtek Supreme, Venus Diamond, and Filtek Silorane)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117652/microhardness-of-bulk-fill-composite-materials
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Katarina Kelić, Sanja Matić, Danijela Marović, Eva Klarić, Zrinka Tarle
The aim of the study was to determine microhardness of high- and low-viscosity bulk-fill composite resins and compare it with conventional composite materials. Four materials of high-viscosity were tested, including three bulk-fills: QuiXfi l (QF), x-tra fi l (XTF) and Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill (TEBCF), while nanohybrid composite GrandioSO (GSO) served as control. The other four were low-viscosity composites, three bulk-fill materials: Smart Dentin Replacement (SDR), Venus Bulk Fill (VBF) and x-tra base (XB), and conventional control material X-Flow (XF)...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110094/mapping-gpr88-venus-illuminates-a-novel-role-for-gpr88-in-sensory-processing
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Aliza T Ehrlich, Meriem Semache, Julie Bailly, Stefan Wojcik, Tanzil M Arefin, Christine Colley, Christian Le Gouill, Florence Gross, Viktoriya Lukasheva, Mireille Hogue, Emmanuel Darcq, Laura-Adela Harsan, Michel Bouvier, Brigitte L Kieffer
GPR88 is an orphan G-protein coupled receptor originally characterized as a striatal-enriched transcript and is a potential target for neuropsychiatric disorders. At present, gene knockout studies in the mouse have essentially focused on striatal-related functions and a comprehensive knowledge of GPR88 protein distribution and function in the brain is still lacking. Here, we first created Gpr88-Venus knock-in mice expressing a functional fluorescent receptor to fine-map GPR88 localization in the brain. The receptor protein was detected in neuronal soma, fibers and primary cilia depending on the brain region, and remarkably, whole-brain mapping revealed a yet unreported layer-4 cortical lamination pattern specifically in sensory processing areas...
November 6, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095164/the-crystal-structure-of-the-yersinia-pestis-iron-chaperone-yiua-reveals-a-basic-triad-binding-motif-for-the-chelated-metal
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Christopher D Radka, Dongquan Chen, Lawrence J DeLucas, Stephen G Aller
Biological chelating molecules called siderophores are used to sequester iron and maintain its ferric state. Bacterial substrate-binding proteins (SBPs) bind iron-siderophore complexes and deliver these complexes to ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters for import into the cytoplasm, where the iron can be transferred from the siderophore to catalytic enzymes. In Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague, the Yersinia iron-uptake (Yiu) ABC transporter has been shown to improve iron acquisition under iron-chelated conditions...
November 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093172/a-computational-analysis-of-signal-fidelity-in-the-rostral-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract
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Alison Boxwell, David Terman, Marion Frank, Yuchio Yanagawa, Joseph B Travers
Neurons in the rostral nucleus of the solitary tract (rNST) convey taste information to both local circuits and pathways destined for forebrain structures. This nucleus is more than a simple relay, however, since rNST neurons differ in response rates and tuning curves relative to primary afferent fibers. To systematically study the impact of convergence and inhibition on firing frequency and breadth of tuning (BOT) in rNST, we constructed a mathematical model of its two major cell types: projection neurons and inhibitory neurons...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090680/vim-1-carbapenemase-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-retail-seafood-germany-2016
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Nicole Roschanski, Sebastian Guenther, Thi Thu Tra Vu, Jennie Fischer, Torsten Semmler, Stephan Huehn, Thomas Alter, Uwe Roesler
Carbapenems belong to the group of last resort antibiotics in human medicine. Therefore, the emergence of growing numbers of carbapenemase-producing bacteria in food-producing animals or the environment is worrying and an important concern for the public health sector. In the present study, a set of 45 Enterobacteriaceae isolated from German retail seafood (clams and shrimps), sampled in 2016, were investigated by real-time PCR for the presence of carbapenemase-producing bacteria. One Escherichia coli (ST10), isolated from a Venus clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) harvested in the Mediterranean Sea (Italy), contained the carbapenemase gene blaVIM-1 as part of the variable region of a class I integron...
October 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082991/improved-ethanol-gas-sensing-performances-of-a-zno-co3o4-composite-induced-by-its-flytrap-like-structure
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Keng Xu, Li Yang, Yong Yang, Cailei Yuan
Nanocomposite materials with excellent receptor and transducer functions are promising in ameliorating their gas sensing properties. However, due to the abrupt changes of receptor and transducer functions when different components are combined together, structural engineering that considers both the receptor and transducer functions to design such desirable sensing materials still remains a great challenge. Here, a nanocomposite material composed of 1D ZnO nanorods and 3D Co3O4 microspheres assembled by single-crystalline porous nanosheets has been designed, which was inspired by the high-efficiency receptor-transducer-response structure of venus flytraps...
November 8, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081172/-effect-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-using-venus-a-valve-for-treating-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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G Y Song, M Y Wang, Y Wang, X B Liu, Y Feng, X Q Kong, Y J Wu
Objective: To evaluate the effect of transcatheter aortic valve replacement(TAVR) using Venus-A valve for treating patients with severe aortic stenosis. Methods: In this prospective study, 101 consecutive severe aortic stenosis patients with high surgical risk(Society of Thoracic Surgeon(STS) score ≥4%) or at prohibitive surgical risk were enrolled from 5 academic cardiovascular centers in China(Fuwai hospital, the second affiliated hospital of Zhejiang university school of medicine, West China hospital of Sichuan university, the first affiliated hospital of Nanjing medical university, Ruijin hospital of Shanghai Jiaotong university school of medicine) from September 2012 to January 2015, and Venus-A valves were used in TAVR for these patients...
October 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079300/baseline-screening-for-the-presence-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-e-coli-isolated-from-kuwait-s-marine-environment
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Hanan A Al-Sarawi, Awadhesh N Jha, Craig Baker-Austin, Mohammad A Al-Sarawi, Brett P Lyons
Here we present the findings of a study where 598 isolates of Escherichia coli (351 derived from seawater; 247 derived from the Venus clam, Circenita callipyga) were obtained from Kuwait's marine environment. Isolates were screened for their potential resistance to an array of 23 commonly deployed frontline antibiotics. Results demonstrate the resistant was widespread across all sites with high-levels of resistance (seawater: summer 89-64%; winter 90-57% and biota: summer 77%; winter 88%) observed to at least 1 of the 23 antibiotics tested...
October 24, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078005/psychological-treatments-for-people-with-epilepsy
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Rosa Michaelis, Venus Tang, Janelle L Wagner, Avani C Modi, William Curt LaFrance, Laura H Goldstein, Tobias Lundgren, Markus Reuber
BACKGROUND: Given the significant impact epilepsy can have on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of individuals with epilepsy and their families, there is great clinical interest in evidence-based psychological treatments, aimed at enhancing psychological well-being in people with epilepsy. A review of the current evidence was needed to assess the effects of psychological treatments for people with epilepsy on HRQoL outcomes, in order to inform future therapeutic recommendations and research designs...
October 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077768/secretion-of-a-recombinant-protein-without-a-signal-peptide-by-the-exocrine-glands-of-transgenic-rabbits
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Andrea Kerekes, Orsolya Ivett Hoffmann, Gergely Iski, Nándor Lipták, Elen Gócza, Wilfried A Kues, Zsuzsanna Bősze, László Hiripi
Transgenic rabbits carrying mammary gland specific gene constructs are extensively used for excreting recombinant proteins into the milk. Here, we report refined phenotyping of previously generated Venus transposon-carrying transgenic rabbits with particular emphasis on the secretion of the reporter protein by exocrine glands, such as mammary, salivary, tear and seminal glands. The Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon transgenic construct contains the Venus fluorophore cDNA, but without a signal peptide for the secretory pathway, driven by the ubiquitous CAGGS (CAG) promoter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074959/differentiation-of-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-from-sox10-venus-mice-to-oligodendrocytes-and-astrocytes
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Nobuharu Suzuki, Kaori Sekimoto, Chikako Hayashi, Yo Mabuchi, Tetsuya Nakamura, Chihiro Akazawa
Oligodendrocytes are well known as myelin-forming cells in the central nervous system (CNS). However, detailed mechanisms of oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelination are poorly understood, particularly due to the difficulty of the purification of murine oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs). We have recently established a transgenic mouse line that expresses a fluorescent protein Venus under the promoter of Sox10, whose expression is restricted to OPCs and oligodendrocytes in the CNS. Here, we have characterized Venus-positive cells from the Sox10-Venus mouse brain for analyzing oligodendrocyte differentiation...
October 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063830/many-si-shrnas-can-kill-cancer-cells-by-targeting-multiple-survival-genes-through-an-off-target-mechanism
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William Putzbach, Quan Q Gao, Monal Patel, Stijn van Dongen, Ashley Haluck-Kangas, Aishe A Sarshad, Elizabeth T Bartom, Kwang-Youn A Kim, Denise M Scholtens, Markus Hafner, Jonathan C Zhao, Andrea E Murmann, Marcus E Peter
Over 80% of multiple-tested siRNAs and shRNAs targeting CD95 or CD95 ligand (CD95L) induce a form of cell death characterized by simultaneous activation of multiple cell death pathways preferentially killing transformed and cancer stem cells. We now show these si/shRNAs kill cancer cells through canonical RNAi by targeting the 3'UTR of critical survival genes in a unique form of off-target effect we call DISE (death induced by survival gene elimination). Drosha and Dicer-deficient cells, devoid of most miRNAs, are hypersensitive to DISE, suggesting cellular miRNAs protect cells from this form of cell death...
October 24, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061285/cuspal-flexure-of-composite-restored-typodont-teeth-and-correlation-with-polymerization-shrinkage-values
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Taylor Enochs, Anne E Hill, Cassandra E Worley, Crisnicaw Veríssimo, Daranee Tantbirojn, Antheunis Versluis
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between post-gel shrinkage, total shrinkage, and cuspal flexure was examined. Cuspal flexure was measured on restored typodont teeth, which offered a standardized tooth shape for comparison of shrinkage stress effects among restorative composites. METHODS: Six restorative composites were compared (Filtek LS, Venus Flowable, Tetric EvoCeram, Filtek Flowable, Esthet-X, and Filtek Supreme). Total shrinkage was determined from changes in projected surface area before and after polymerization (n=10)...
October 20, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047483/antitwilight-i-structure-and-optics
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David K Lynch, David S P Dearborn, Steven C Richtsmeier
Time-lapse videos, still photos, visual observations, and theoretical studies were used to investigate the antitwilight, i.e., twilight opposite the Sun. Colors, brightnesses, and antitwilight features as a function of solar altitude were measured. Four roughly horizontal bands were identified and explained physically in terms of atmospheric geometry, the observer's line-of-sight, optical depth, refraction, and multiple scattering. Particular emphasis is placed on (1) the origin of the dark segment, (2) the rapid rising of the Belt of Venus with solar altitude, and (3) ray tracing light through the low atmosphere to understand refractive effects...
July 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045836/arc-requires-psd95-for-assembly-into-postsynaptic-complexes-involved-with-neural-dysfunction-and-intelligence
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Esperanza Fernández, Mark O Collins, René A W Frank, Fei Zhu, Maksym V Kopanitsa, Jess Nithianantharajah, Sarah A Lemprière, David Fricker, Kathryn A Elsegood, Catherine L McLaughlin, Mike D R Croning, Colin Mclean, J Douglas Armstrong, W David Hill, Ian J Deary, Giulia Cencelli, Claudia Bagni, Menachem Fromer, Shaun M Purcell, Andrew J Pocklington, Jyoti S Choudhary, Noboru H Komiyama, Seth G N Grant
Arc is an activity-regulated neuronal protein, but little is known about its interactions, assembly into multiprotein complexes, and role in human disease and cognition. We applied an integrated proteomic and genetic strategy by targeting a tandem affinity purification (TAP) tag and Venus fluorescent protein into the endogenous Arc gene in mice. This allowed biochemical and proteomic characterization of native complexes in wild-type and knockout mice. We identified many Arc-interacting proteins, of which PSD95 was the most abundant...
October 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042444/development-of-novel-biosensors-to-study-receptor-mediated-activation-of-gs-and-golf
#20
Hideaki Yano, Davide Provasi, Ning Sheng Cai, Marta Filizola, Sergi Ferre, Jonathan A Javitch
Gαs (Gs) and Gαolf (Golf) are highly homologous G protein α; subunits that activate adenylate cyclase, thereby serving as crucial mediators of intracellular signaling. Owing to their dramatically different brain expression patterns, we studied similarities and differences between their activation processes with the aim of comparing their receptor coupling mechanisms. We engineered novel luciferase- and Venus-fused Gα constructs that can be used in bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) assays...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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