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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934957/phylogenetic-analyses-of-bat-associated-bugs-hemiptera-cimicidae-cimicinae-and-cacodminae-indicate-two-new-species-close-to-cimex-lectularius
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Sándor Hornok, Krisztina Szőke, Sándor A Boldogh, Attila D Sándor, Jenő Kontschán, Vuong Tan Tu, Ali Halajian, Nóra Takács, Tamás Görföl, Péter Estók
BACKGROUND: Bats are regarded as the primary (ancestral) hosts of bugs of the family Cimicidae. The historically and economically most important species in the family is the common bedbug (Cimex lectularius), because of its worldwide occurrence and association with humans. This molecular-phylogenetic study was initiated in order to expand the knowledge on the phylogeny of cimicid bugs of bats, by investigating samples from Hungary, Romania (representing central-eastern Europe) and two further countries (South Africa and Vietnam)...
September 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933219/suppression-of-trim32-enhances-motor-function-repair-after-traumatic-brain-injury-associated-with-antiapoptosis
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Zi-Bin Zhang, Liu-Lin Xiong, Bin-Tuan Lu, Hui-Xiang Zhang, Piao Zhang, Ting-Hua Wang
To investigate the role of Trim32 in traumatic brain injury (TBI), adult male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats and mice were randomly divided into sham (n = 6) and TBI groups ( n = 24), respectively. Then, mice were assigned into Trim32 knockout mice (Trim32-KO [+/-]) and wild-type (WT) littermates. The TBI model used was the Feeney free-falling model, and neurological function was evaluated after TBI using a neurological severity score (NSS). Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), Western blot, and immunohistochemistry were used to investigate the expression of Trim32 in the damaged cortex...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931599/mrpl35-a-mitospecific-component-of-mitoribosomes-plays-a-key-role-in-cytochrome-c-oxidase-assembly
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Jodie M Box, Jasvinder Kaur, Rosemary A Stuart
Mitoribosomes perform the synthesis of the core components of the oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) system encoded by the mitochondrial genome. We provide evidence that MrpL35 (mL38), a mitospecific component of the yeast mitoribosomal central protuberance, assembles into a subcomplex with MrpL7 (uL5), Mrp7 (bL27) and MrpL36 (bL31) and mitospecific proteins MrpL17 (mL46) and MrpL28 (mL40). We isolated respiratory defective mrpL35 mutant yeast strains, which do not display an overall inhibition in mitochondrial protein synthesis, but rather have a problem in cytochrome c oxidase complex (COX) assembly...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927226/female-clock%C3%AE-19-%C3%AE-19-mice-are-protected-from-the-development-of-age-dependent-cardiomyopathy
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Faisal J Alibhai, Cristine J Reitz, Willem T Peppler, Poulami Basu, Paul Sheppard, Elena Choleris, Marica Bakovic, Tami A Martino
Aims: Circadian rhythms are important for healthy cardiovascular physiology and they are regulated by the molecular circadian mechanism. Previously, we showed that disruption of the circadian mechanism factor CLOCK in male Clock Δ19/Δ19 mice led to development of age-dependent cardiomyopathy. Here, we investigate the role of biological sex in protecting against heart disease in aging female Clock Δ19/Δ19 mice. Methods and results: Female Clock Δ19/Δ19 mice are protected from the development of cardiomyopathy with age, as heart structure and function are similar to 18 months of age versus female WT mice...
September 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923557/a-molecular-approach-towards-taxonomic-identification-of-elasmobranch-species-from-maltese-fisheries-landings
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Adriana Vella, Noel Vella, Sarah Schembri
The mitochondrial genome, through the application of DNA barcoding, provides a powerful tool for identifying species even when specimens are either incomplete or belong to species that exhibit cryptic diversity. In fisheries management accurate identification of whole or part of the specimens landed is a fundamental requirement for the conservation of species affected directly or indirectly by the fisheries activities. In this study cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) and NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 (ND2) sequences were used to genetically distinguish 36 elasmobranch species collected from Maltese (Central Mediterranean) commercial fisheries landings...
September 8, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919865/coping-with-salt-water-habitats-metabolic-and-oxidative-responses-to-salt-intake-in-the-rufous-collared-sparrow
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Pablo Sabat, Cristóbal Narváez, Isaac Peña-Villalobos, Carolina Contreras, Karin Maldonado, Juan C Sanchez-Hernandez, Seth D Newsome, Roberto Nespolo, Francisco Bozinovic
Many physiological adjustments occur in response to salt intake in several marine taxa, which manifest at different scales from changes in the concentration of individual molecules to physical traits of whole organisms. Little is known about the influence of salinity on the distribution, physiological performance, and ecology of passerines; specifically, the impact of drinking water salinity on the oxidative status of birds has been largely ignored. In this study, we evaluated whether experimental variations in the salt intake of a widely-distributed passerine (Zontotrichia capensis) could generate differences in basal (BMR) and maximum metabolic rates (Msum), as well as affect metabolic enzyme activity and oxidative status...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919836/increase-in-density-of-genetically-diverse-invasive-asian-shore-crab-hemigrapsus-sanguineus-populations-in-the-gulf-of-maine
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Joshua P Lord, Larissa M Williams
Hemigrapsus sanguineus, the Asian shore crab, has rapidly replaced Carcinus maenas, the green crab, as the most abundant crab on rocky shores in the northwest Atlantic since its introduction to the United States (USA) in 1988. The northern edge of this progressing invasion is the Gulf of Maine, where Asian shore crabs are only abundant in the south. We compared H. sanguineus population densities to those from published 2005 surveys and quantified genetic variation using the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene...
April 2017: Biological Invasions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917665/improving-mitochondrial-function-significantly-reduces-metabolic-visual-motor-and-cognitive-decline-in-aged-drosophila-melanogaster
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Tobias W Weinrich, Ariathney Coyne, Thomas E Salt, Christopher Hogg, Glen Jeffery
Mitochondria play a major role in aging. Over time, mutations accumulate in mitochondrial DNA leading to reduced adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production and increased production of damaging reactive oxygen species. If cells fail to cope, they die. Reduced ATP will result in declining cellular membrane potentials leading to reduced central nervous system function. However, aged mitochondrial function is improved by long wavelength light (670 nm) absorbed by cytochrome c oxidase in mitochondrial respiration...
August 30, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917312/first-finding-of-nymphal-stages-of-linguatula-serrata-in-a-south-american-camelid-a-vicu%C3%A3-a-from-peru
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Luis A Gomez-Puerta, Joel I Pacheco, José M Angulo-Tisoc, Maria T Lopez-Urbina, Armando E Gonzalez
Linguatula serrata, a pentastomid, was found parasitizing the lungs of a vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) from Cuzco, Peru. A total of 13 larvae were found encysted in the parenchymal tissue of the lungs. All larvae were identified as nymphal stages of L. serrata by morphological methods Diagnosis was confirmed by molecular analysis amplifying the cytochrome c oxidase 1 gene of three nymphs. Nucleotide sequences from the isolates were compared to previous sequences from GenBank, and it showed high similarity between them (>99%)...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910980/neuroprotective-effect-of-deferoxamine-on-n-methyl-d-aspartate-induced-excitotoxicity-in-rgc-5-cells
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Ying Tian, Ye He, Weitao Song, Endong Zhang, Xiaobo Xia
Many N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists have been used to treat neurodegenerative diseases induced by glutamate excitotoxicity in clinics. However, the universality of the glutamic acid neurotransmitter system makes the glutamic acid receptor blockers inefficient and unsafe. Thus, regulating the downstream signaling pathway in the excitotoxicity of glutamic acid may be a more effective and safer way to antagonize the glutamic acid receptor. In this study, we investigated the effect of deferoxamine (DFO), an iron chelator, on the NMDA-induced excitotoxicity...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905697/luteolibacter-gellanilyticus-sp-nov-a-gellan-gum-degrading-bacterium-of-the-phylum-verrucomicrobia-isolated-from-miniaturized-diffusion-chambers
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Javier Pascual, Marina García-López, Ignacio González, Olga Genilloud
A novel chemo-organoheterotrophic bacterium, strain CB-286403T, was isolated from a Mediterranean forest soil, collected at Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, Spain, by using the Diffusion Sandwich System, a device with 384 miniature diffusion chambers. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses identified the isolate as a member of the genus Luteolibacter where the type strains Luteolibacterpohnpeiensis A4T-83T (GenBank acc. no. AB331895), Luteolibacteryonseiensis EBTL01T (JQ319003), Luteolibacterluojiensis DR4-30T (JN630810) and Luteolibacteralgae A5J-41-2T (AB331893) were the closest relatives with similarities of 97...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904776/escaping-introns-in-coi-through-cdna-barcoding-of-mushrooms-pleurotus-as-a-test-case
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Farhat A Avin, Bhassu Subha, Yee-Shin Tan, Thomas W A Braukmann, Sabaratnam Vikineswary, Paul D N Hebert
DNA barcoding involves the use of one or more short, standardized DNA fragments for the rapid identification of species. A 648-bp segment near the 5' terminus of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene has been adopted as the universal DNA barcode for members of the animal kingdom, but its utility in mushrooms is complicated by the frequent occurrence of large introns. As a consequence, ITS has been adopted as the standard DNA barcode marker for mushrooms despite several shortcomings. This study employed newly designed primers coupled with cDNA analysis to examine COI sequence diversity in six species of Pleurotus and compared these results with those for ITS...
September 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904771/sorting-things-out-assessing-effects-of-unequal-specimen-biomass-on-dna-metabarcoding
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Vasco Elbrecht, Bianca Peinert, Florian Leese
Environmental bulk samples often contain many different taxa that vary several orders of magnitude in biomass. This can be problematic in DNA metabarcoding and metagenomic high-throughput sequencing approaches, as large specimens contribute disproportionately high amounts of DNA template. Thus, a few specimens of high biomass will dominate the dataset, potentially leading to smaller specimens remaining undetected. Sorting of samples by specimen size (as a proxy for biomass) and balancing the amounts of tissue used per size fraction should improve detection rates, but this approach has not been systematically tested...
September 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895011/caligus-fajerae-n-sp-copepoda-caligidae-parasitic-on-the-pacific-sierra-scomberomurus-sierra-jordan-starks-actinopterygii-scombridae-in-the-pacific-ocean-off-mexico
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Francisco Neptalí Morales-Serna, Alejandro Oceguera-Figueroa, Danny Tang
A new species of parasitic copepod, Caligus fajerae n. sp. (Caligidae), is described from Scomberomorus sierra Jordan & Starks (Scombridae) caught off the northwestern coast of Mexico. The new species morphologically resembles Caligus cybii Bassett-Smith, 1898, Caligus kanagurta Pillai, 1961, Caligus pelamydis Krøyer, 1863 and Caligus robustus Bassett-Smith, 1898, all of which have been reported from scombrid hosts. Caligus fajerae n. sp. differs from these species by having spinules on the abdomen and caudal ramus, two processes on the proximal antennulary segment, fine striations on the claw of the antenna and maxilliped, a stouter and more recurved maxillulary dentiform process, shorter tines on the sternal furca, two additional patches of spinules on the distal endopodal segment of leg 2, a sclerotised lobe on the anteromedian surface of the leg 3 protopod and serrations on both margins of the first exopodal spine of leg 3...
September 11, 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894925/alligator-wrestling-morphological-molecular-and-phylogenetic-data-on-odhneriotrema-incommodum-leidy-1856-digenea-clinostomidae-from-alligator-mississippiensis-daudin-1801-in-mississippi-usa
#15
Ethan T Woodyard, Thomas Graham Rosser, Scott A Rush
Based on specimens collected from harvested American alligator Alligator mississippiensis Daudin, 1801 in Mississippi, USA, novel molecular data for both nuclear ribosomal genes (18S, ITS1-5.8S, ITS2, and 28S) and mitochondrial genes (cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dehydrogenase subunit 1) are provided for Odhneriotrema incommodum (Leidy, 1856), a trematode of the family Clinostomidae Lühe, 1901 infecting A. mississippiensis and the Florida spotted gar Lepisosteus platyrhincus DeKay, 1842...
September 11, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890346/hepatoprotective-effects-of-methyl-ferulic-acid-on-alcohol-induced-liver-oxidative-injury-in-mice-by-inhibiting-the-nox4-ros-mapk-pathway
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Chen Li, Li Li, Cheng-Fang Yang, Yu-Juan Zhong, Dan Wu, Lin Shi, Li Chen, Yong-Wen Li
AIMS: The present study aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of Methyl ferulic acid (MFA) against oxidative stress and apoptosis as well as inflammation in mice with liver injury induced by alcohol and its underlying mechanisms. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were divided into a control group,a model group, and Methyl ferulic acid with high dosage (20 mg/kg), moderate dosage (10 mg/kg) and low dosage (5 mg/kg) groups. The general condition and organ index of each group were investigated...
September 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888620/the-caspase-8-bid-cytochrome-c-axis-links-signals-from-death-receptors-to-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-production
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Wan-Sung Kim, Kwang-Soon Lee, Ji-Hee Kim, Chun-Ki Kim, Gwangsoo Lee, Jongseon Choe, Moo-Ho Won, Tae-Hyoung Kim, Dooil Jeoung, Hansoo Lee, Ji-Yoon Kim, Mi Ae Jeong, Kwon-Soo Ha, Young-Guen Kwon, Young-Myeong Kim
Ligation of the death receptors for TNF-α, FasL, and TRAIL triggers two common pathways, caspase-dependent intrinsic apoptosis and intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. The apoptotic pathway is well characterized; however, a signaling linker between the death receptor and ROS production has not been clearly elucidated. Here, we found that death receptor-induced ROS generation was strongly inhibited by mitochondrial complex I and II inhibitors, but not by inhibitors of NADPH oxidase, lipoxygenase, cyclooxygenase or xanthine oxidase, indicating that ROS are mostly generated by the impairment of the mitochondrial respiratory chain...
September 6, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886427/tolerance-to-dichloroacetonitrile-induced-neurotoxicity-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Fang Li, Ying Dong, Haijun Shen, Rongzhu Lu, Siqi Yin, Weihong Tian, Suhua Wang, Guangwei Xing
Diabetes mellitus has potential to alter the toxicity of hazardous chemicals. Dichloroacetonitrile (DCAN) is one of high-risk nitrogenous disinfection by-products. This study evaluated the neurotoxicity of DCAN (11, 44 and 88mg/kg) in normoglycaemic and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats via orally for 28days. STZ diabetes prolonged the median survival time and total lethal time after DCAN (88mg/kg) exposure when compared with that observed in normoglycaemic rats. DCAN altered motor activity and induced anxiety behaviour in normoglycaemic rats; but it did not exaggerate behavioural changes in STZ diabetic rats...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883648/the-utility-of-mtdna-and-rdna-for-barcoding-and-phylogeny-of-plant-parasitic-nematodes-from-longidoridae-nematoda-enoplea
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J E Palomares-Rius, C Cantalapiedra-Navarrete, A Archidona-Yuste, S A Subbotin, P Castillo
The traditional identification of plant-parasitic nematode species by morphology and morphometric studies is very difficult because of high morphological variability that can lead to considerable overlap of many characteristics and their ambiguous interpretation. For this reason, it is essential to implement approaches to ensure accurate species identification. DNA barcoding aids in identification and advances species discovery. This study sought to unravel the use of the mitochondrial marker cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (coxI) as barcode for Longidoridae species identification, and as a phylogenetic marker...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882174/molecular-phylogeny-of-anopheles-hyrcanus-group-members-based-on-its2-rdna
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Yuan Fang, Wen-Qi Shi, Yi Zhang
BACKGROUND: The Anopheles hyrcanus group includes 25 species, and is widely distributed in the Oriental and Palaearctic regions. Several species within this group are vectors of malaria, lymphatic filariasis and Japanese encephalitis. It is difficult or impossible to identify cryptic species based on their morphological characteristics, with some closely related species of the Hyrcanus Group have similar adult morphological characteristics. Thus, their molecular identification has been an important complementary method to traditional morphological taxonomy...
September 7, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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