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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735388/epigenetics-and-rna-processing-connections-to-drought-salt-and-aba
#1
Min May Wong, Geeng Loo Chong, Paul E Verslues
There have been great research advances in epigenetics, RNA splicing, and mRNA processing over recent years. In parallel, there have been many advances in abiotic stress and Abscisic Acid (ABA) signaling. Here we overview studies that have examined stress-induced changes in the epigenome and RNA processing as well as cases where disrupting these processes changes the plant response to abiotic stress. We also highlight some examples where specific connections of stress or ABA signaling to epigenetics or RNA processing have been found...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735241/a-new-integrated-approach-to-analyze-bulk-tank-milk-and-raw-milk-filters-for-the-presence-of-the-e-coli-serogroups-frequently-associated-with-vtec-status
#2
Francesca Albonico, Claudia Gusmara, Theo Gugliotta, Monica Loiacono, Michele Mortarino, Alfonso Zecconi
We optimized a combination of microbiological and molecular methods to quickly identify the presence of the O157 and the six non-O157 serogroups (O26, O45, O103, O111, O121 and O145) most frequently associated with VTEC status, at herd level. The lower detection limit of this methodology is 10(1)CFU/ml for each of the serogroups tested. We tested 67 bulk tank milk (BTM) and raw milk filters (RMF) derived from dairy herds located in Lombardy and Trentino Alto Adige. We identified 3 positive samples and 20 positive samples out of 67 respectively in the BTM and RMF...
July 17, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734362/discrimination-of-bacteria-by-rapid-sensing-their-metabolic-volatiles-using-an-aspiration-type-ion-mobility-spectrometer-a-ims-and-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-gc-ms
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Ileana Andreea Ratiu, Victor Bocos-Bintintan, Adrian Patrut, Victor Hugo Moll, Matthew Turner, C L Paul Thomas
The objective of our study was to investigate whether one may quickly and reliably discriminate different microorganism strains by direct monitoring of the headspace atmosphere above their cultures. Headspace samples above a series of in vitro bacterial cultures were directly interrogated using an aspiration type ion mobility spectrometer (a-IMS), which produced distinct profiles ("fingerprints") of ion currents generated simultaneously by the detectors present inside the ion mobility cell. Data processing and analysis using principal component analysis showed net differences in the responses produced by volatiles emitted by various bacterial strains...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733595/how-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-can-also-be-a-potential-triglyceride-transporter
#4
Venkat R Chirasani, Sanjib Senapati
CETP transfers cholesteryl esters (CEs) and triglycerides (TGs) between different lipoproteins and came in limelight as a drug-target against CVD. In the search for detailed mechanism of lipid transfer through CETP, enormous effort is devoted employing crystallographic, cryo-EM, and Molecular Dynamics (MD) studies. However, these studies primarily focused on CE-bound CETP structure and CE transfer mechanism. With the reported correlation that CETP looses significant CE transfer activity upon inhibiting TG transfer, it is of tremendous importance to understand the structure and dynamics of TG-bound CETP...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733363/lipidomic-profiling-of-patient-specific-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-hepatocyte-like-cells
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Mostafa Kiamehr, Leena E Viiri, Terhi Vihervaara, Kaisa M Koistinen, Mika Hilvo, Kim Ekroos, Reijo Käkelä, Katriina Aalto-Setälä
Hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) offer an alternative model for primary human hepatocytes to study lipid aberrations. However, the detailed lipid profile of HLCs is yet unknown. In the current study, functional HLCs were differentiated from iPSCs generated from dermal fibroblasts of three individuals by a 3-step protocol through definitive endoderm (DE) stage. In parallel, detailed lipidomic analyses as well as gene expression profiling of a set of lipid metabolism-related genes were performed during the entire differentiation process from iPSC to HLCs...
July 21, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733242/dual-centrifugation-a-new-technique-for-nanomilling-of-poorly-soluble-drugs-and-formulation-screening-by-an-doe-approach
#6
Martin Hagedorn, Ansgar Bögershausen, Matthias Rischer, Rolf Schubert, Ulrich Massing
The development of nanosuspensions of poorly soluble APIs takes a lot of time and high amount of active material is needed. In this publication the use of dual centrifugation (DC) for an effective and rapid API-nanomilling is described for the first time. DC differs from normal centrifugation by an additional rotation of the samples during centrifugation, resulting in a very fast and powerful movement of the samples inside the vials, which - in combination with milling beads - result in effective milling. DC-nanomilling was compared to conventional wet ball milling and results in same or even smaller particle sizes...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732249/evaluating-alzheimer-s-disease-biomarkers-as-mediators-of-age-related-cognitive-decline
#7
Timothy J Hohman, Doug Tommet, Shawn Marks, Joey Contreras, Rich Jones, Dan Mungas
Age-related changes in cognition are partially mediated by the presence of neuropathology and neurodegeneration. This manuscript evaluates the degree to which biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease, (AD) neuropathology and longitudinal changes in brain structure, account for age-related differences in cognition. Data from the AD Neuroimaging Initiative (n = 1012) were analyzed, including individuals with normal cognition and mild cognitive impairment. Parallel process mixed effects regression models characterized longitudinal trajectories of cognitive variables and time-varying changes in brain volumes...
July 4, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731825/convergent-phenotypic-evolution-despite-contrasting-demographic-histories-in-the-fauna-of-white-sands
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Erica Bree Rosenblum, Christine E Parent, Eveline T Diepeveen, Clay Noss, Ke Bi
When are evolutionary outcomes predictable? Cases of convergent evolution can shed light on when, why, and how different species exhibit shared evolutionary trajectories. In particular, studying diverse species in a common environment can illuminate how different factors facilitate or constrain adaptive evolution. Here we integrate studies of pattern and process in the fauna at White Sands (New Mexico) to understand the determinants of convergent evolution. Numerous animal species at White Sands exhibit phenotypic convergence in response to a novel-and shared-selective environment: geologically young gypsum dunes...
August 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731711/identification-of-proteomic-features-to-distinguish-benign-pulmonary-nodules-from-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Simona G Codreanu, Megan D Hoeksema, Robbert J C Slebos, Lisa J Zimmerman, S M Jamshedur Rahman, Ming Li, Sheau-Chiann Chen, Heidi Chen, Rosana Eisenberg, Daniel C Liebler, Pierre P Massion
We hypothesized that distinct protein expression features of benign and malignant pulmonary nodules may reveal novel candidate biomarkers for the early detection of lung cancer. We performed proteome profiling by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to characterize 34 resected benign lung nodules, 24 early stage untreated lung adenocarcinomas (ADCs) and biopsies of bronchial epithelium. Group comparisons identified 65 proteins that differentiate nodules from ADCs and normal bronchial epithelium, and 66 proteins that differentiate ADCs from nodules and normal bronchial epithelium...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730537/lung-cancer-as-a-paradigm-for-precision-oncology-in-solid-tumours
#10
Simon Schallenberg, Sabine Merkelbach-Bruse, Reinhard Buettner
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the western world. However, the combination of molecular genotyping and subsequent systematic treatment of decoded target structures is a prime example of precision oncology in solid tumours. In this review, current targets of approved therapeutics and potential targets in clinical and preclinical trials are outlined. Furthermore, immune checkpoint inhibitors, as promising new therapeutic options, which have already been applied successfully in cases of lung cancer, are introduced...
July 20, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729346/distinct-pka-regulatory-subunits-mediate-pge2-inhibition-of-tgf%C3%AE-1-stimulated-collagen-i-translation-and-myofibroblast-differentiation
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Scott H Wettlaufer, L Raghu Penke, Katsuhide Okunishi, Marc Peters-Golden
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), via cAMP signaling, inhibits a variety of fibroblast functions relevant to fibrogenesis. Among these are their translation of collagen I protein and their differentiation to myofibroblasts. PKA is central to these actions, with cAMP binding to regulatory (R) subunits leading to the release of catalytic subunits. Here we examined the role of specific PKAR subunit isoforms in these inhibitory actions in transforming growth factorβ-1 (TGFβ-1)-stimulated human lung fibroblasts (HLFs)...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728596/implementation-of-longevity-promoting-supplements-and-medications-in-public-health-practice-achievements-challenges-and-future-perspectives
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Alexander Vaiserman, Oleh Lushchak
BACKGROUND: Most modern societies undergo rapid population aging. The rise in life expectancy, nevertheless, is not accompanied, to date, by the same increment of healthspan. Efforts to increase healthspan by means of supplements and pharmaceuticals targeting aging-related pathologies are presently in spotlight of a new branch in geriatric medicine, geroscience, postulating that aging could be manipulated in such a way that will in parallel allow delay the onset of all age-associated chronic disorders...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728479/stem-cells-and-other-emerging-agents-as-innovative-drugs-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-benefits-and-limitations
#13
Martina Nasello, Giuseppe Schirò, Floriana Crapanzano, Carmela Rita Balistreri
Brain has a limited process of repair/regeneration linked to the restricted and localized activity of neuronal stem cells (NSCs).Consequently, it shows a reduced capacity to counteract the age-related loss of neural and glial cells and to repair the consequent injuries/lesions of nervous system. This progressively determines nervous dysfunction and onset/progression of neurodegenerative diseases, which represent a serious social (and economic) problem of our populations. Thus, the research of efficient treatments is encouraged...
July 20, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727768/benign-and-tumor-parenchyma-metabolomic-profiles-affect-compensatory-renal-growth-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-surgical-patients
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Barak Rosenzweig, Nimrod D Rubinstein, Ed Reznik, Roman Shingarev, Krishna Juluru, Oguz Akin, James J Hsieh, Edgar A Jaimes, Paul Russo, Katalin Susztak, Jonathan A Coleman, A Ari Hakimi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pre-operative kidney volume is an independent predictor of glomerular filtration rate in renal cell carcinoma patients. Compensatory renal growth (CRG) can ensue prior to nephrectomy in parallel to tumor growth and benign parenchyma loss. We aimed to test whether renal metabolite abundances significantly associate with CRG, suggesting a causative relationship. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASUREMENTS: Tissue metabolomics data from 49 patients, with a median age of 60 years, were previously collected and the pre-operative fold-change of their contra to ipsi-lateral benign kidney volume served as a surrogate for their CRG...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726923/robust-manufacturing-of-lipid-polymer-nanoparticles-through-feedback-control-of-parallelized-swirling-microvortices
#15
Michael J Toth, Taeyoung Kim, YongTae Kim
A variety of therapeutic and/or diagnostic nanoparticles (NPs), or nanomedicines, have been formulated for improved drug delivery and imaging applications. Microfluidic technology enables continuous and highly reproducible synthesis of NPs through controlled mixing processes at the micro- and nanoscale. Yet, the inherent low-throughput remains a critical roadblock, precluding the probable applications of new nanomedicines for clinical translation. Here we present robust manufacturing of lipid-polymer NPs (LPNPs) through feedback controlled operation of parallelized swirling microvortex reactors (SMRs)...
July 20, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726369/comprehensive-study-of-sol-gel-versus-hydrolysis-condensation-methods-to-prepare-zno-films-electron-transport-layers-in-perovskite-solar-cells
#16
Yuhan Zhao, Kai-Cheng Zhang, Zhao-Wei Wang, Peng Huang, Kai Zhu, Zhendong Li, Dahua Li, Ligang Yuan, Yi Zhou, Bo Song
Owing to the high charge mobility and low processing temperature, ZnO is regarded as an ideal candidate for electron transport layer (ETL) material in thin-film solar cells. For the film preparation, the presently dominated sol-gel (SG) and hydrolysis-condensation (HC) methods show great potential, however, the effect of these two methods on the performance of the resulting devices has not been investigated in the same frame. In this study, the ZnO films made through SG and HC methods were applied in perovskite solar cells (Pero-SCs), and the performances of corresponding devices were compared under parallel conditions...
July 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725665/data-on-haplotype-supported-immunoglobulin-germline-gene-inference
#17
Ufuk Kirik, Lennart Greiff, Fredrik Levander, Mats Ohlin
Data that defines IGHV (immunoglobulin heavy chain variable) germline gene inference using sequences of IgM-encoding transcriptomes obtained by Illumina MiSeq sequencing technology are described. Such inference is used to establish personalized germline gene sets for in-depth antibody repertoire studies and to detect new antibody germline genes from widely available immunoglobulin-encoding transcriptome data sets. Specifically, the data has been used to validate (Parallel antibody germline gene and haplotype analyses support the validity of immunoglobulin germline gene inference and discovery (DOI: 10...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724749/columnar-segregation-of-magnocellular-and-parvocellular-streams-in-human-extrastriate-cortex
#18
Roger B H Tootell, Shahin Nasr
'Magno- vs. parvo-cellular' (M-P) streams are fundamental to the organization of macaque visual cortex. Segregated, paired M-P streams extend from retina through LGN into V1. The M stream extends further into area V5/MT, and parts of V2. However elsewhere in visual cortex, it remains unclear whether M-P-derived information 1) becomes intermixed, or 2) remains segregated in M-P dominated columns and neurons. Here we tested whether M-P streams exist in extrastriate cortical columns, in 8 human subjects (4 female)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723506/biomarkers-for-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-mcrpc-yes-or-no-predictive-and-response-biomarkers-towards-precision-medicine-in-mcrpc
#19
Joaquin Mateo
Advances in drug development and molecular studies for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) render the possibility of more efficient and precise patient care through the use of predictive, response, and resistance biomarkers. Thorough scrutiny of assay validation and clinical qualification processes for biomarkers in development, ideally in parallel with clinical trials, is critical for the success of personalised medicine in CRPC management.
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722651/ephrin-a-epha-specific-co-adaptation-as-a-novel-mechanism-in-topographic-axon-guidance
#20
Felix Fiederling, Markus Weschenfelder, Martin Fritz, Anne von Philipsborn, Martin Bastmeyer, Franco Weth
Genetic hardwiring during brain development provides computational architectures for innate neuronal processing. Thus, the paradigmatic chick retinotectal projection, due to its neighborhood preserving, topographic organization, establishes millions of parallel channels for incremental visual field analysis. Retinal axons receive targeting information from quantitative guidance cue gradients. Surprisingly, novel adaptation assays demonstrate that retinal growth cones robustly adapt towards ephrin-A/EphA forward and reverse signals, which provide the major mapping cues...
July 19, 2017: ELife
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