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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648175/enzymatic-phosphorylation-of-mannose-by-glucomannokinase-from-mycobacterium-phlei-using-inorganic-polyphosphate
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Shafaq Parveen, Biqiang Chen, Luo Liu, Tianwei Tan
Mannose-6-phosphate is an important phosphor-sugar, which is involved in many physiological functions and it is used to treat many diseases. Its production is however expensive since it requires costly substrate ATP as phosphorylation agent. This study has focused upon the direct synthesis of M6P by glucomannokinase using inorganic polyphosphate without involvement of ATP. The gene cloned for glucomannokinase has been sequenced from Mycobacterium phlei and it is transformed into Escherichia coli for expression...
September 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642611/engineered-newcastle-disease-virus-expressing-the-f-and-g-proteins-of-ampv-c-confers-protection-against-challenges-in-turkeys
#2
Haixia Hu, Jason P Roth, Laszlo Zsak, Qingzhong Yu
Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) infects the respiratory and reproductive tracts of domestic poultry, resulting in substantial economic losses for producers. Live attenuated vaccines appear to be the most effective in countries where the disease is prevalent. However, reversion to virulence has been demonstrated in several studies. Therefore, the development of a stable and safe next generation vaccine against the AMPV disease is needed. In the present study, we generated a recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vectoring the fusion (F) protein and glycoprotein (G) genes of AMPV subtype-C (AMPV-C) as a bivalent vaccine candidate using reverse genetics technology...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640795/progress-toward-containment-of-poliovirus-type-2-worldwide-2017
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Nicoletta Previsani, Harpal Singh, Jeanette St Pierre, Liliane Boualam, Jacqueline Fournier-Caruana, Roland W Sutter, Michel Zaffran
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) continues to make progress toward the eradication target. Only one of the three serotypes, wild poliovirus (WPV) type 1 (WPV1), is still circulating, and the numbers of cases and countries with endemic transmission are at record lows. With the certification of wild poliovirus type 2 (WPV2) eradication in 2015 and the global replacement of trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (tOPV) containing Sabin poliovirus types 1, 2, and 3 with bivalent OPV containing only Sabin poliovirus types 1 and 3 during April-May 2016, poliovirus type 2 (PV2) is now an eradicated pathogen...
June 23, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640636/cross-reactive-synbody-affinity-ligands-for-capturing-diverse-noroviruses
#4
Nidhi Gupta, John C Lainson, Paul E Belcher, Luhui Shen, Hugh S Mason, Stephen Albert Johnston, Chris W Diehnelt
Noroviruses are the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the developed world. Noroviruses are a diverse group of nonenveloped RNA viruses that are continuously evolving. This leads to the rise of immunologically distinct strains of the same genotype on a frequent basis. This diversity presents a unique challenge for detection and tracking of new strains, with the continuous need for new norovirus affinity ligands. Our group developed a family of bivalent synbody affinity ligands using a virus-like particle (VLP) from the 2006 GII...
June 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639646/monovalent-and-bivalent-cations-exchange-isotherms-for-faujasites-x-and-y
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Y Khabzina, C Laroche, C Pagis, D Farrusseng
This study addresses the modeling of exchange isotherms for faujasite-type zeolites X and Y with K(+), Cs(+), Ca(2+) and Ba(2+) cations based on a large experimental dataset obtained under operating conditions of 0.5 N total normality and an exchange temperature of 80 °C. The isotherm models are based on the mass action law. Ideal solution phase is assumed. Heterogeneity of the solid phase is taken into account by using Barrer and Klinowski's approach to multi-site exchange. Three types of exchange sites are identified on these zeolites...
June 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639249/histone-post-translational-modifications-and-nucleosome-organisation-in-transcriptional-regulation-some-open-questions
#6
Josefa Castillo, Gerardo López-Rodas, Luis Franco
The organisation of chromatin is first discussed to conclude that nucleosomes play both structural and transcription-regulatory roles. The presence of nucleosomes makes difficult the access of transcriptional factors to their target sequences and the action of RNA polymerases. The histone post-translational modifications and nucleosome remodelling are first discussed, from a historical point of view, as mechanisms to remove the obstacles imposed by chromatin structure to transcription. Instead of reviewing the state of the art of the whole field, this review is centred on some open questions...
June 22, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636347/the-structure-and-dynamics-of-alginate-gels-crosslinked-by-polyvalent-ions-probed-via-solid-state-nmr-spectroscopy
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Jiří Brus, Martina Urbanová, Jiri Czernek, Miroslava Pavelkova, Katerina Kubova, Jakub Vyslouzil, Sabina Abbrent, Rafal Konefal, Jiri Horsky, David Vetchy, Jan Vysloužil, Pavel Kulich
Alginate gels are an outstanding biomaterial widely applicable in tissue engineering, medicine, and pharmacy for cell transplantation, wound healing and efficient bioactive agent delivery, respectively. This contribution provides new and comprehensive insight into the atomic-resolution structure and dynamics of polyvalent ion-crosslinked alginate gels in microbead formulations. By applying various advanced solid-state NMR (ssNMR) spectroscopy techniques, we verified the homogenous distribution of the crosslinking ions in the alginate gels and the high degree of ion exchange...
June 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635257/circular-bivalent-aptamers-enable-in-vivo-stability-and-recognition
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Hailan Kuai, Zilong Zhao, Liuting Mo, Hui Liu, Xiao-Xiao Hu, Ting Fu, Xiao-Bing Zhang, Weihong Tan
Aptamers are powerful candidates for molecular imaging and targeted therapy of cancer based on such appealing features as high binding affinity, high specificity, site-specific modification and rapid tumor penetration. However, aptamers are susceptible to plasma exonucleases in vivo. This seriously affects their in vivo applications. To overcome this key limitation, we herein report the design and development of circular bivalent aptamers. Systematic studies reveal that cyclization of aptamers can improve thermal stability, nuclease resistance and binding affinity...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633892/seropositivity-to-non-vaccine-incorporated-genotypes-induced-by-the-bivalent-and-quadrivalent-hpv-vaccines-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Sara L Bissett, Anna Godi, Mark Jit, Simon Beddows
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus vaccines have demonstrated remarkable efficacy against persistent infection and disease associated with vaccine-incorporated genotypes and a degree of efficacy against some genetically related, non-vaccine-incorporated genotypes. The vaccines differ in the extent of cross-protection against these non-vaccine genotypes. Data supporting the role for neutralizing antibodies as a correlate or surrogate of cross-protection are lacking, as is a robust assessment of the seroconversion rates against these non-vaccine genotypes...
June 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633386/oral-administration-of-tea-saponins-to-relive-oxidative-stress-and-immune-suppression-in-chickens
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X Chi, S Bi, W Xu, Y Zhang, S Liang, S Hu
The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of tea saponins on oxidative stress induced by cyclophosphamide in chickens. One hundred twenty chickens were randomly divided into 5 groups. Groups 3 to 4 received intramuscular injection of cyclophosphamide to induce oxidative stress and immunosuppression. After that, groups 2 and 4 were orally administered tea saponins in drinking water for 7 d. Then, groups 1 to 4 were immunized with a live, bivalent vaccine of Newcastle disease virus and infectious bronchitis virus...
June 15, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626810/human-papillomavirus-hpv-in-young-women-in-britain-population-based-evidence-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-bivalent-immunisation-programme-and-burden-of-quadrivalent-and-9-valent-vaccine-types
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Clare Tanton, David Mesher, Simon Beddows, Kate Soldan, Soazig Clifton, Kavita Panwar, Nigel Field, Catherine H Mercer, Anne M Johnson, Pam Sonnenberg
BACKGROUND: In 2008, the UK introduced an HPV immunisation programme in girls. Population-based prevalence estimates of bivalent (HPV-16/18), quadrivalent (HPV-6/11/16/18) and 9-valent (HPV-6/11/16/18/31/33/45/52/58) vaccine types, and comparison over time, are needed to monitor impact, evaluate effectiveness and guide decision-making on vaccination strategies. METHODS: The third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) in 2010-12, tested urine for HPV from 2569 sexually-experienced women aged 16-44...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625790/preprotein-conformational-dynamics-drive-bivalent-translocase-docking-and-secretion
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Marios Frantzeskos Sardis, Alexandra Tsirigotaki, Katerina Elias Chatzi, Athina George Portaliou, Giorgos Gouridis, Spyridoula Karamanou, Anastassios Economou
Most bacterial secretory proteins destined beyond the plasma membrane are secreted post-translationally by the Sec translocase. In the first step of translocation, preproteins are targeted for binding to their 2-site receptor SecA, the peripheral ATPase subunit of the translocase. We now reveal that secretory preproteins use a dual-key mechanism to bridge the signal peptide and mature domain receptor sites and cooperatively enhance their affinities. Docking of targeting-competent mature domains requires that their extensive disorder is finely tuned...
June 5, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620785/microbial-interspecies-interactions-affect-arsenic-fate-in-the-presence-of-mn-ii
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Jinsong Liang, Yaohui Bai, Jiuhui Qu
Biotransformation of arsenic (As) plays an important role in its environmental fate. However, the impact of direct microbial interspecies interactions on valence state and migration of As is rarely reported and cognized. Here, by co-cultivating two aerobic As(V)-reducing bacteria (Arthrobacter sp. QXT-31 and Sphingopyxis sp. QXT-31) in a culture medium containing initial As(V) (10 μM) and bivalent manganese (Mn(II), 175 μM), we demonstrated how the interactions between strains affect valence state and partition of As...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620404/oral-administration-of-a-seed-based-bivalent-rotavirus-vaccine-containing-vp6-and-nsp4-induces-specific-immune-responses-in-mice
#14
Hao Feng, Xin Li, Weibin Song, Mei Duan, Hong Chen, Tao Wang, Jiangli Dong
Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrheal disease among newborns. Plant-based rotavirus vaccines have been developed in recent years and have been proven to be effective in animal models. In the present study, we report a bivalent vaccine candidate expressing rotavirus subunits VP6 and NSP4 fused with the adjuvant subunit B of E. coli heat-labile enterotoxin (LTB) in maize seeds. The RT-PCR and Western blot results showed that VP6 and LTB-NSP4 antigens were expressed and accumulated in maize seeds...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617306/characterization-of-hemagglutinin-negative-botulinum-progenitor-toxins
#15
Suzanne R Kalb, Jakub Baudys, Theresa J Smith, Leonard A Smith, John R Barr
Botulism is a disease involving intoxication with botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), toxic proteins produced by Clostridium botulinum and other clostridia. The 150 kDa neurotoxin is produced in conjunction with other proteins to form the botulinum progenitor toxin complex (PTC), alternating in size from 300 kDa to 500 kDa. These progenitor complexes can be classified into hemagglutinin positive or hemagglutinin negative, depending on the ability of some of the neurotoxin-associated proteins (NAPs) to cause hemagglutination...
June 15, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611454/integrated-analysis-and-transcript-abundance-modelling-of-h3k4me3-and-h3k27me3-in-developing-secondary-xylem
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Steven G Hussey, Mattheus T Loots, Karen van der Merwe, Eshchar Mizrachi, Alexander A Myburg
Despite the considerable contribution of xylem development (xylogenesis) to plant biomass accumulation, its epigenetic regulation is poorly understood. Furthermore, the relative contributions of histone modifications to transcriptional regulation is not well studied in plants. We investigated the biological relevance of H3K4me3 and H3K27me3 in secondary xylem development using ChIP-seq and their association with transcript levels among other histone modifications in woody and herbaceous models. In developing secondary xylem of the woody model Eucalyptus grandis, H3K4me3 and H3K27me3 genomic spans were distinctly associated with xylogenesis-related processes, with (late) lignification pathways enriched for putative bivalent domains, but not early secondary cell wall polysaccharide deposition...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611419/interaction-of-pkr-with-single-stranded-rna
#17
Christopher B Mayo, James L Cole
Although the antiviral kinase PKR was originally characterized as a double-stranded RNA activated enzyme it can be stimulated by RNAs containing limited secondary structure. Single-stranded regions in such RNAs contribute to binding and activation but the mechanism is not understood. Here, we demonstrate that single-stranded RNAs bind to PKR with micromolar dissociation constants and can induce activation. Addition of a 5'-triphosphate slightly enhances binding affinity. Single-stranded RNAs also activate PKR constructs lacking the double-stranded RNA binding domain and bind to a basic region adjacent to the N-terminus of the kinase...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610824/safety-and-perception-what-are-the-greatest-enemies-of-hpv-vaccination-programmes
#18
Paolo Bonanni, Beatrice Zanella, Francesca Santomauro, Chiara Lorini, Angela Bechini, Sara Boccalini
Vaccines stimulate a person's immune system to produce an adequate reaction against a specific infectious agent; i.e. the person is protected from that disease without having to get it first. As vaccines are administrated to healthy subjects, they are held to the highest standards of safety. Regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, at present three prophylactic vaccines are licensed (bivalent HPV 16/18, quadrivalent HPV 6/11/16/18 and the nonovalent HPV 6/11/16/18/31/33/45/52/58 vaccine). Pre- and post-licensure studies (i...
June 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603519/antigen-sparing-and-enhanced-efficacy-of-multivalent-vaccines-adjuvanted-with-immunopotentiators-in-chickens
#19
Peipei Wu, Jihu Lu, Lei Feng, Hongzhuan Wu, Xuehua Zhang, Mei Mei, Jibo Hou, Xiufan Liu, Yinghua Tang
We previously described that immunopotentiators, CVCVA5, increased the efficacy of H5 and H9 subtype avian influenza vaccines in chickens, ducks, and geese. In this study, we further investigated the effects of the CVCVA5 for improving the efficacy of other univalent or multivalent inactivated vaccines. The immune response administrated with half-dose of monovalent vaccine plus CVCVA5 were higher than those of one dose of monovalent vaccine without immunopotentiators as measured by levels of antibodies from serum, tears and bronchoalveolar lavage fluids, and cytokines of IFNγ and IL-4 from serum...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595603/current-and-cumulative-malaria-infections-in-a-setting-embarking-on-elimination-amhara-ethiopia
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Woyneshet G Yalew, Sampa Pal, Pooja Bansil, Rebecca Dabbs, Kevin Tetteh, Caterina Guinovart, Michael Kalnoky, Belendia A Serda, Berhane H Tesfay, Belay B Beyene, Catherine Seneviratne, Megan Littrell, Lindsay Yokobe, Gregory S Noland, Gonzalo J Domingo, Asefaw Getachew, Chris Drakeley, Richard W Steketee
BACKGROUND: Since 2005, Ethiopia has aggressively scaled up malaria prevention and case management. As a result, the number of malaria cases and deaths has significantly declined. In order to track progress towards the elimination of malaria in Amhara Region, coverage of malaria control tools and current malaria transmission need to be documented. METHODS: A cross-sectional household survey oversampling children under 5 years of age was conducted during the dry season in 2013...
June 8, 2017: Malaria Journal
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