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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351633/evolutionary-genetics-of-cytoplasmic-incompatibility-genes-cifa-and-cifb-in-prophage-wo-of-wolbachia
#1
Amelia R I Lindsey, Danny W Rice, Sarah R Bordenstein, Andrew W Brooks, Seth R Bordenstein, Irene L G Newton
The bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia manipulates arthropod reproduction to facilitate its maternal spread through host populations. The most common manipulation is cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI): Wolbachia-infected males produce modified sperm that cause embryonic mortality, unless rescued by embryos harboring the same Wolbachia. The genes underlying CI, cifA and cifB, were recently identified in the eukaryotic association module of Wolbachia's prophage WO. Here, we use transcriptomic and genomic approaches to address three important evolutionary facets of the cif genes...
January 17, 2018: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351459/guidelines-for-authors-and-reviewers-on-antibody-use-in-physiology-studies
#2
Heddwen L Brooks, Merry L Lindsey
Antibody use is a critical component of cardiovascular physiology research, and antibodies are used to monitor protein abundance (immunoblotting) and protein expression and localization (in tissue by immunohistochemistry and in cells by immunocytochemistry). With ongoing discussions on how to improve reproducibility and rigor, the goal of this review is to provide best practice guidelines regarding how to optimize antibody use for increased rigor and reproducibility in both immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry approaches...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351416/acute-and-chronic-resistance-training-downregulates-select-line-1-retrotransposon-activity-markers-in-human-skeletal-muscle
#3
Matthew A Romero, C Brooks Mobley, Petey W Mumford, Paul A Roberson, Cody T Haun, Wesley C Kephart, James C Healy, Darren T Beck, Kaelin C Young, Jeffrey S Martin, Christopher M Lockwood, Michael D Roberts
Herein, we examined if acute or chronic resistance exercise affected markers of skeletal muscle LINE-1 retrotransposon activity. In study 1, 10 resistance-trained college-aged males performed three consecutive daily back squat sessions, and vastus lateralis biopsies were taken prior to (Pre), 2 h following session 1 (Post1), and 3 days following session 3 (Post2). In study 2, 13 untrained college-aged males performed a full-body resistance training program (3 d/wk), and vastus lateralis biopsies were taken prior to (week 0) and ~72 h following training cessation (week 12)...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350534/discovery-of-tetrahydroisoquinoline-containing-cxcr4-antagonists-with-improved-in-vitro-admet-properties
#4
Eric J Miller, Edgars Jecs, Valarie M Truax, Brooke M Katzman, Yesim A Tahirovic, Robert J Wilson, Katie M Kuo, Michelle B Kim, Huy H Nguyen, Manohar T Saindane, Huanyu Zhao, Tao Wang, Chi S Sum, Mary Ellen Cvijic, Gretchen M Schroeder, Lawrence J Wilson, Dennis C Liotta
CXCR4 is a 7-transmembrane receptor expressed by hematopoietic stem cells and progeny, as well as by ≥ 48 different cancers types. CXCL12, the only chemokine ligand of CXCR4, is secreted within the tumor microenvironment, providing sanctuary for CXCR4+ tumor cells from immune surveillance and chemotherapeutic elimination by 1) stimulating pro-survival signaling and 2) recruiting CXCR4+ immunosuppressive leukocytes. Additionally, distant CXCL12-rich niches attract and support CXCR4+ metastatic growths. Accordingly, CXCR4 antagonists can potentially obstruct CXCR4-mediated pro-survival signaling, recondition the CXCR4+ leukocyte infiltrate from immunosuppressive to immunoreactive, and inhibit CXCR4+ cancer cell metastasis...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350481/emotion-regulation-and-positive-affect-in-the-context-of-salivary-alpha-amylase-response-to-pain-in-children-with-cancer
#5
Brooke N Jenkins, Douglas A Granger, Ryan J Roemer, Ariana Martinez, Tara K Torres, Michelle A Fortier
BACKGROUND: Children with cancer routinely undergo painful medical procedures invoking strong physiological stress responses. Resilience to this pain may be conferred through resources such as emotion regulation strategies and positive affect. PROCEDURE: This study measured dispositional positive affect in children with cancer (N = 73) and randomly assigned participants to one of three emotion regulation strategy conditions (distraction, reappraisal, or reassurance)...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350077/das-kind-mit-einer-h%C3%A3-rbeeintr%C3%A3-chtigung-im-spital
#6
Seraina Brooks, Irene Eckerli-Wäspi, Daniela Händler Schuster
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2018: Pflege
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349862/implementing-managed-alcohol-programs-in-hospital-settings-a-review-of-academic-and-grey-literature
#7
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Hannah L Brooks, Shehzad Kassam, Ginetta Salvalaggio, Elaine Hyshka
ISSUES: People with severe alcohol use disorders are at increased risk of poor acute-care outcomes, in part due to difficulties maintaining abstinence from alcohol while hospitalised. Managed alcohol programs (MAP), which administer controlled doses of beverage alcohol to prevent withdrawal and stabilise drinking patterns, are one strategy for increasing adherence to treatment, and improving health outcomes for hospital inpatients with severe alcohol use disorders. APPROACH: Minimal research has examined the implementation of MAPs in hospital settings...
January 18, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349255/gender-specific-associations-between-involvement-in-team-sport-culture-and-canadian-adolescents-substance-use-behavior
#8
Randy Boyes, Dylan E O'Sullivan, Brooke Linden, Michael McIsaac, William Pickett
Canadian adolescents have some of the highest rates of substance use in the world. The etiology of this phenomenon has not been fully explored, and one possible contextual determinant is involvement in sport activities that foster risk-taking behaviors through physical and social mechanisms. Using the 2013-14 Health Behaviour in School Aged Children (HBSC) study we therefore examined this hypothesis in a contemporary national sample of Canadian adolescents. The strength and direction of the relationship between sport and substance use varied by gender and substance, with team sport participation associated with increased binge drinking (RR 1...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348692/genome-wide-search-for-higher-order-epistasis-as-modifiers-of-treatment-effects-on-bone-mineral-density-in-childhood-cancer-survivors
#9
Cindy Im, Kirsten K Ness, Sue C Kaste, Wassim Chemaitilly, Wonjong Moon, Yadav Sapkota, Russell J Brooke, Melissa M Hudson, Leslie L Robison, Yutaka Yasui, Carmen L Wilson
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) contributing to interactions between regulatory elements that modulate gene transcription may explain some of the uncharacterized variation for complex traits. We explored this hypothesis among 856 adult survivors of pediatric cancer exposed to curative treatments that adversely affect bone mineral density (BMD). To restrict our search to interactions among SNPs in regulatory elements, our analysis considered 75523 SNPs mapped to putative promoter or enhancer regions. In anticipation that power to detect higher order epistasis would be low using an exhaustive search and a Bonferroni-corrected threshold for genome-wide significance (e...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348645/a-global-perspective-on-the-trophic-geography-of-sharks
#10
Christopher S Bird, Ana Veríssimo, Sarah Magozzi, Kátya G Abrantes, Alex Aguilar, Hassan Al-Reasi, Adam Barnett, Dana M Bethea, Gérard Biais, Asuncion Borrell, Marc Bouchoucha, Mariah Boyle, Edward J Brooks, Juerg Brunnschweiler, Paco Bustamante, Aaron Carlisle, Diana Catarino, Stéphane Caut, Yves Cherel, Tiphaine Chouvelon, Diana Churchill, Javier Ciancio, Julien Claes, Ana Colaço, Dean L Courtney, Pierre Cresson, Ryan Daly, Leigh de Necker, Tetsuya Endo, Ivone Figueiredo, Ashley J Frisch, Joan Holst Hansen, Michael Heithaus, Nigel E Hussey, Johannes Iitembu, Francis Juanes, Michael J Kinney, Jeremy J Kiszka, Sebastian A Klarian, Dorothée Kopp, Robert Leaf, Yunkai Li, Anne Lorrain, Daniel J Madigan, Aleksandra Maljković, Luis Malpica-Cruz, Philip Matich, Mark G Meekan, Frédéric Ménard, Gui M Menezes, Samantha E M Munroe, Michael C Newman, Yannis P Papastamatiou, Heidi Pethybridge, Jeffrey D Plumlee, Carlos Polo-Silva, Katie Quaeck-Davies, Vincent Raoult, Jonathan Reum, Yassir Eden Torres-Rojas, David S Shiffman, Oliver N Shipley, Conrad W Speed, Michelle D Staudinger, Amy K Teffer, Alexander Tilley, Maria Valls, Jeremy J Vaudo, Tak-Cheung Wai, R J David Wells, Alex S J Wyatt, Andrew Yool, Clive N Trueman
Sharks are a diverse group of mobile predators that forage across varied spatial scales and have the potential to influence food web dynamics. The ecological consequences of recent declines in shark biomass may extend across broader geographic ranges if shark taxa display common behavioural traits. By tracking the original site of photosynthetic fixation of carbon atoms that were ultimately assimilated into muscle tissues of 5,394 sharks from 114 species, we identify globally consistent biogeographic traits in trophic interactions between sharks found in different habitats...
January 18, 2018: Nature Ecology & Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348334/draft-genome-sequences-of-phenotypically-distinct-janthinobacterium-sp-isolates-cultured-from-the-hudson-valley-watershed
#11
Alexandra M Bettina, Georgia Doing, Kelsey O'Brien, Gabriel G Perron, Brooke A Jude
Investigation of the Hudson Valley watershed reveals many violacein-producing bacteria. These are of interest for their biotherapeutic potential in treating chytrid infections of amphibians. The draft whole-genome sequences for seven Janthinobacterium isolates with a variety of phenotypes are provided in this study.
January 18, 2018: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348251/reducing-cardiovascular-disparities-through-community-engaged-implementation-research-a-national-heart-lung-and-blood-institute-workshop-report
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George A Mensah, Richard S Cooper, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Lisa A Cooper, Justin D Smith, C Hendricks Brown, John M Westfall, Elizabeth O Ofili, LeShawndra N Price, Sonia Arteaga, Melissa C Green Parker, Cheryl R Nelson, Bradley J Newsome, Nicole Redmond, Rebecca A Roper, Bettina M Beech, Jada L Brooks, Debra Furr-Holden, Samson Y Gebreab, Wayne H Giles, Regina Smith James, Tené T Lewis, Ali H Mokdad, Kari D Moore, Joseph E Ravenell, Al Richmond, Nancy E Schoenberg, Mario Sims, Gopal K Singh, Anne E Sumner, Roberto P Treviño, Karriem S Watson, M Larissa Avilés-Santa, Jared P Reis, Charlotte A Pratt, Michael M Engelgau, David C Goff, Eliseo J Pérez-Stable
Cardiovascular disparities remain pervasive in the United States. Unequal disease burden is evident among population groups based on sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, educational attainment, nativity, or geography. Despite the significant declines in cardiovascular disease mortality rates in all demographic groups during the last 50 years, large disparities remain by sex, race, ethnicity, and geography. Recent data from modeling studies, linked micromap plots, and small-area analyses also demonstrate prominent variation in cardiovascular disease mortality rates across states and counties, with an especially high disease burden in the southeastern United States and Appalachia...
January 19, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347361/folding-time-dependence-of-the-motions-of-a-molecular-motor-in-an-amorphous-medium
#13
Simona Ciobotarescu, Solene Bechelli, Gabriel Rajonson, Samuel Migirditch, Brooke Hester, Nicolae Hurduc, Victor Teboul
We investigate the dependence of the displacements of a molecular motor embedded inside a glassy material on its folding characteristic time τ_{f}. We observe two different time regimes. For slow foldings (regime I) the diffusion evolves very slowly with τ_{f}, while for rapid foldings (regime II) the diffusion increases strongly with τ_{f}(D≈τ_{f}^{-2}), suggesting two different physical mechanisms. We find that in regime I the motor's displacement during the folding process is counteracted by a reverse displacement during the unfolding, while in regime II this counteraction is much weaker...
December 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347189/turing-mechanism-for-homeostatic-control-of-synaptic-density-during-c-elegans-growth
#14
Heather A Brooks, Paul C Bressloff
We propose a mechanism for the homeostatic control of synapses along the ventral cord of Caenorhabditis elegans during development, based on a form of Turing pattern formation on a growing domain. C. elegans is an important animal model for understanding cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory. Our mathematical model consists of two interacting chemical species, where one is passively diffusing and the other is actively trafficked by molecular motors, which switch between forward and backward moving states (bidirectional transport)...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346527/progesterone-effects-on-extracellular-vesicles-in-the-sheep-uterus
#15
Gregory W Burns, Kelsey E Brooks, Eleanore V O'Neil, Darren E Hagen, Susanta K Behura, Thomas E Spencer
Progesterone (P4) acts via the endometrium to promote conceptus growth and implantation for pregnancy establishment. Many cells release extracellular vesicles (EVs) that are membrane-bound vesicles of endosomal and plasma membrane origin. In sheep, endometrial-derived EVs were found to traffic to the conceptus trophectoderm. Thus, EVs are hypothesized to be an important mode of intercellular communication by transferring select RNAs, proteins, and lipids between the endometrium and conceptus. Electron microscopy analysis found that the endometrial luminal and glandular epithelia were the primary source of EVs in the uterus of cyclic sheep...
January 16, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346435/influenza-a-virus-hemagglutinin-glycosylation-compensates-for-antibody-escape-fitness-costs
#16
Ivan Kosik, William L Ince, Lauren E Gentles, Andrew J Oler, Martina Kosikova, Matthew Angel, Javier G Magadán, Hang Xie, Christopher B Brooke, Jonathan W Yewdell
Rapid antigenic evolution enables the persistence of seasonal influenza A and B viruses in human populations despite widespread herd immunity. Understanding viral mechanisms that enable antigenic evolution is critical for designing durable vaccines and therapeutics. Here, we utilize the primerID method of error-correcting viral population sequencing to reveal an unexpected role for hemagglutinin (HA) glycosylation in compensating for fitness defects resulting from escape from anti-HA neutralizing antibodies...
January 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346264/sonography-of-the-cecum-gateway-to-the-right-lower-quadrant
#17
R Brooke Jeffrey, Andrew L Wentland, Eric W Olcott
Sonography of the cecum has come of age largely as a consequence of the successful evolution of appendiceal sonography as a useful tool in the evaluation of patients with right lower-quadrant pain. At some medical centers, graded-compression sonography (GCS) has become the initial imaging study of choice in the assessment of these individuals. The cecum serves as a helpful anatomic landmark for localization of the appendix in these examinations-providing a sonographic starting point in the search for the appendix...
January 17, 2018: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345196/surfactant-protein-c-dampens-inflammation-by-decreasing-jak-stat-activation-during-lung-repair
#18
Huiyan Jin, Andrzej K Ciechanowicz, Alanna R Kaplan, Lin Wang, Ping Xia Zhang, Yi-Chien Lu, Rachel E Tobin, Brooke A Tobin, Lauren Cohn, Caroline J Zeiss, Patty J Lee, Emanuela M Bruscia, Diane S Krause
Surfactant Protein C (SPC), a key component of pulmonary surfactant, also plays a role in regulating inflammation. SPC deficiency in patients and mouse models is associated with increased inflammation and delayed repair, but the key drivers of SPC-regulated inflammation in response to injury are largely unknown. This study focuses on a new mechanism of SPC as an anti-inflammatory molecule using SPC-TK/SPC-KO (surfactant protein C-thymidine kinase/surfactant protein C knockout) mice, which represent a novel sterile injury model that mimics clinical acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344711/adult-picc-device-may-be-used-as-a-tunnelled-central-venous-catheter-in-children
#19
Brooke T Lawson, Ian A Zealley
PURPOSE: Central venous access in children, in particular small children and infants, is challenging. We have developed a technique employing adult peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) as tunnelled central venous catheters (TCVCs) in children. The principal advantage of this novel technique is that the removal technique is less complex than that of conventional cuffed TCVCs. The catheter can be removed simply by being pulled out and does not require general anaesthesia...
January 17, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341790/postnatal-tendon-growth-and-remodeling-requires-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-signaling
#20
Kristoffer B Sugg, James F Markworth, Nathaniel P Disser, Andrew M Rizzi, Jeffrey R Talarek, Dylan C Sarver, Susan V Brooks, Christopher L Mendias
Platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) signaling plays an important role in the fundamental biological activities of many cells that compose musculoskeletal tissues. However, little is known about the role of PDGFR signaling during tendon growth and remodeling in adult animals. Using the hindlimb synergist ablation model of tendon growth, our objectives were to determine the role of PDGFR signaling in the adaptation of tendons subjected to a mechanical growth stimulus, as well as to investigate the biological mechanisms behind this response...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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