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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089567/adipose-tissue-clk2-promotes-energy-expenditure-during-high-fat-diet-intermittent-fasting
#1
Maximilian Hatting, Amy K Rines, Chi Luo, Mitsuhisa Tabata, Kfir Sharabi, Jessica A Hall, Francisco Verdeguer, Christian Trautwein, Pere Puigserver
A promising approach to treating obesity is to increase diet-induced thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (BAT), but the regulation of this process remains unclear. Here we find that CDC-like kinase 2 (CLK2) is expressed in BAT and upregulated upon refeeding. Mice lacking CLK2 in adipose tissue exhibit exacerbated obesity and decreased energy expenditure during high-fat diet intermittent fasting. Additionally, tissue oxygen consumption and protein levels of UCP1 are reduced in CLK2-deficient BAT. Phosphorylation of CREB, a transcriptional activator of UCP1, is markedly decreased in BAT cells lacking CLK2 due to enhanced CREB dephosphorylation...
January 11, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089049/variation-in-virulence-of-beauveria-bassiana-and-b-pseudobassiana-to-the-pine-weevil-pissodes-nemorensis-in-relation-to-mycelium-characteristics-and-virulence-genes
#2
Pedro Romón, Hardus Hatting, Arturo Goldarazena, Juan Carlos Iturrondobeitia
Entomopathogenic fungi such as Beauveria spp. have potential applications in the biocontrol of insect pests but little is known regarding their infectivity to the pine weevil Pissodes nemorensis. In this study, five isolates of Beauveria pseudobassiana and five isolates of Beauveria bassiana were tested for characteristics correlating with virulence on P. nemorensis. Isolate UAMH301 had the lowest mean lethal concentration value whereas the highest value was obtained with isolate LRC137. Growth rate was negatively correlated with virulence in B...
February 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087440/an-overlooked-horticultural-crop-smyrnium-olusatrum-as-a-potential-source-of-compounds-effective-against-african-trypanosomiasis
#3
Riccardo Petrelli, Farahnaz Ranjbarian, Stefano Dall'Acqua, Fabrizio Papa, Romilde Iannarelli, Stephane L Ngahang Kamte, Sauro Vittori, Giovanni Benelli, Filippo Maggi, Anders Hofer, Loredana Cappellacci
Among natural products, sesquiterpenes have showed promising inhibitory effects against bloodstream forms of Trypanosoma brucei, the protozoan parasite causing the human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). Smyrnium olusatrum (Apiaceae), also known as Alexanders or wild celery, is a neglected horticultural crop characterized by oxygenated sesquiterpenes containing a furan ring. In the present work we explored the potential of its essential oils obtained from different organs and the main oxygenated sesquiterpenes, namely isofuranodiene, germacrone and β-acetoxyfuranoeudesm-4(15)-ene, as inhibitors of Trypanosoma brucei...
January 10, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068377/a-theoretical-study-on-the-antioxidant-activity-of-piceatannol-and-isorhapontigenin-scavenging-nitric-oxide-and-nitrogen-dioxide-radicals
#4
Yang Lu, AiHua Wang, Peng Shi, Hui Zhang
The antioxidant activity of naturally occurring stilbene compounds piceatannol (PIC) and isorhapontigenin (ISO) scavenging two free radicals (NO and NO2) were studied using density functional theory (DFT) method. Four reaction mechanisms have been considered: hydrogen atom transfer (HAT), radical adduct formation (RAF), single electron transfer (SET), and sequential proton loss electron transfer (SPLET). The reaction channels in water solution were traced independently, and the respective thermodynamic and kinetic parameters were obtained...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063389/g-quadruplex-based-fluorometric-biosensor-for-label-free-and-homogenous-detection-of-protein-acetylation-related-enzymes-activities
#5
Huixia Wang, Yong Li, Kunli Zhao, Siyi Chen, Qin Wang, Bin Lin, Zhou Nie, Shouzhuo Yao
Reversible protein acetylation, one of the key types of post-translational modifications, is composed of histone acetylation and deacetylation, which is typically catalyzed by histone acetyltransferases (HATs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs) respectively. Herein, a label-free fluorescent method has been established for the homogeneous bioassay of HAT/HDAC activity and respective inhibitors. The proposed approach is primarily based on the electrostatic interaction between G-quadruplexes (G4s) and acetylation-related peptides, which results in marked change of fluorescent intensity of G4/Thioflavin T (ThT) complexes...
December 30, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056902/an-objective-and-cross-sectional-examination-of-sun-safe-behaviours-in-new-south-wales-primary-schools
#6
Dean A Dudley, Wayne G Cotton, Matthew J Winslade, Bradley J Wright, Kirsten S Jackson, Alexandra M Brown, Vanessa Rock
BACKGROUND: Previous evaluations have supported the link between sun protection policies and improved sun protection behaviours. However these evaluations have relied on self-reported data. METHODS: A cross-sectional design as part of an ongoing 18-month cluster-controlled trial in primary schools (n = 20) was used. Researchers conducted direct observations to record students' hat use and teachers' use of sun protective measures during recess and lunch. Researchers also recorded the volume of sunscreen consumed in each school...
January 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056016/predicting-the-impact-of-intervention-strategies-for-sleeping-sickness-in-two-high-endemicity-health-zones-of-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
#7
Kat S Rock, Steve J Torr, Crispin Lumbala, Matt J Keeling
Two goals have been set for Gambian human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), the first is to achieve elimination as a public health problem in 90% of foci by 2020, and the second is to achieve zero transmission globally by 2030. It remains unclear if certain HAT hotspots could achieve elimination as a public health problem by 2020 and, of greater concern, it appears that current interventions to control HAT in these areas may not be sufficient to achieve zero transmission by 2030. A mathematical model of disease dynamics was used to assess the potential impact of changing the intervention strategy in two high-endemicity health zones of Kwilu province, Democratic Republic of Congo...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053568/occurrence-and-hat-rapd-analysis-of-gastrointestinal-helminths-in-domestic-chickens-gallus-gallus-domesticus-in-phayao-province-northern-thailand
#8
Preeyaporn Butboonchoo, Chalobol Wongsawad
The present study determined the prevalence and distribution of gastrointestinal helminths in domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) between November 2012 and August 2013. One hundred and twenty domestic chickens were purchased from villages in four districts of Phayao province; Mae Chai, Dok Khamtai, Chun and Chiang Kham. Morphological differences were used to identify the helminth species, and HAT-RAPD technique was used to differentiate among closely related species. The results revealed that the total prevalence of infection was 99...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053092/histone-acetyltransferase-pcaf-is-required-for-all-trans-retinoic-acid-induced-granulocytic-differentiation-in-leukemia-cells
#9
Yoshitaka Sunami, Marito Araki, Shin Kan, Akihiro Ito, Yumi Hironaka, Misa Imai, Soji Morishita, Akimichi Ohsaka, Norio Komatsu
Differentiation therapy with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) improves the treatment outcome of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL); however, the molecular mechanism by which ATRA induces granulocytic differentiation remains unclear. We previously reported that the inhibition of the NAD-dependent histone deacetylase (HDAC) SIRT2 induces granulocytic differentiation in leukemia cells, suggesting the involvement of protein acetylation in ATRA-induced leukemia cell differentiation. Herein, we showed that p300/CREB-binding protein-associated factor (PCAF), a histone acetyltransferase (HAT), is a prerequisite for ATRA-induced granulocytic differentiation in leukemia cells...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047062/su-g-jep3-01-a-method-to-quantify-lung-sbrt-target-localization-accuracy-based-on-digitally-reconstructed-fluoroscopy
#10
K Lafata, L Ren, J Cai, F Yin
PURPOSE: To develop a methodology based on digitally-reconstructed-fluoroscopy (DRF) to quantitatively assess target localization accuracy of lung SBRT, and to evaluate using both a dynamic digital phantom and a patient dataset. METHODS: For each treatment field, a 10-phase DRF is generated based on the planning 4DCT. Each frame is pre-processed with a morphological top-hat filter, and corresponding beam apertures are projected to each detector plane. A template-matching algorithm based on cross-correlation is used to detect the tumor location in each frame...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038884/photoprotection-in-specific-populations-children-and-people-of-color
#11
Tania Cestari, Kesha Buster
Improved education on appropriate photoprotection in children is vital. Photoprotection for these individuals should include seeking shade, the use of physical agents (clothing, hat, sunglasses), and application of sunscreens on exposed areas. Avoidance of the use of tanning beds is an important component of education for teenagers. Ultraviolet radiation exposure induces DNA damage and photoaging in all skin types, including people of color. The extent of such damage is inversely related to constitutive skin pigmentation...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035377/histone-deacetylases-meet-microrna-associated-mmp-9-expression-regulation-in-glucocorticoid-sensitive-and-resistant-cell-lines
#12
Marwa Hentati-Kallel, Sébastien Le Jan, Philippe Bernard, Frank Antonicelli, Aurélie Trussardi-Régnier
Glucocorticoids are largely used in the treatment of inflammatory pathologies and/or hematological malignancies and regulate the expression of a variety of genes involved in inflammation or metastasis such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMP). Long-term exposure to glucocorticoids can result in failure of responsiveness, which is often associated with an unwanted gene expression. Epigenetic mechanisms are involved in gene expression modulated after development of glucocorticoid resistance but how these mechanisms take place must be further studied...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032131/endovascular-mechanical-thromboaspiration-of-right-hepatic-arterial-thrombosis-after-liver-transplantation
#13
Roberto Gandini, Daniel Konda, Luca Toti, Sergio Abrignani, Stefano Merolla, Giuseppe Tisone, Roberto Floris
A 56-year-old male Patient presented 27 days after a liver transplantation (LT) with fever and hyperbilirubinemia. He underwent CT examination resulting in a diagnosis of right hepatic artery (HA) occlusion with hepatic bilomas. Once placed a long right femoral 6F introducer at the origin of the HA, a 0.014" guidewire was advanced over the thrombus, in a segmental branch. A 4MAX (Penumbra, Alameda, USA) catheter was advanced and withdrawn under constant aspiration until complete clot removal was achieved. Follow-up CT and D-US assessments at 12 months demonstrated regular HA patency and bilomas reduction...
December 28, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032019/lewis-acid-assisted-hydrogen-atom-transfer-to-manganese-v-oxo-corrole-through-valence-tautomerization
#14
Curt J Bougher, Mahdi M Abu-Omar
The kinetics of formation of the valence tautomers (tpfc(⋅))Mn(IV)(O-LA)] (n+) [where LA=Zn(II), Ca(II), Sc(III), Yb(III), B(C6F5)3, and trifluoroacetic acid (TFA); tpfc=5,10,15-tris(pentafluorophenyl) corrole] from (tpfc)Mn(V)(O) were followed by UV/Vis spectroscopy, giving second-order rate constants ranging over five orders of magnitude from 10(-2) for Ca to 10(3)  m (-1) s(-1) for Sc. Hydrogen atom transfer (HAT) rates from 2,4-di-tert-butyl phenol (2,4-DTBP) to the various Lewis acid valence tautomers of manganese oxo corrole complexes were evaluated and compared...
December 2016: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030775/multistability-of-delayed-recurrent-neural-networks-with-mexican-hat-activation-functions
#15
Peng Liu, Zhigang Zeng, Jun Wang
This letter studies the multistability analysis of delayed recurrent neural networks with Mexican hat activation function. Some sufficient conditions are obtained to ensure that an n-dimensional recurrent neural network can have [Formula: see text] equilibrium points with [Formula: see text], and [Formula: see text] of them are locally exponentially stable. Furthermore, the attraction basins of these stable equilibrium points are estimated. We show that the attraction basins of these stable equilibrium points can be larger than their originally partitioned subsets...
December 28, 2016: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027323/a-multi-host-agent-based-model-for-a-zoonotic-vector-borne-disease-a-case-study-on-trypanosomiasis-in-eastern-province-zambia
#16
Simon Alderton, Ewan T Macleod, Neil E Anderson, Kathrin Schaten, Joanna Kuleszo, Martin Simuunza, Susan C Welburn, Peter M Atkinson
BACKGROUND: This paper presents a new agent-based model (ABM) for investigating T. b. rhodesiense human African trypanosomiasis (rHAT) disease dynamics, produced to aid a greater understanding of disease transmission, and essential for development of appropriate mitigation strategies. METHODS: The ABM was developed to model rHAT incidence at a fine spatial scale along a 75 km transect in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. The method offers a complementary approach to traditional compartmentalised modelling techniques, permitting incorporation of fine scale demographic data such as ethnicity, age and gender into the simulation...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013248/kynurenine-pathway-activation-in-human-african-trypanosomiasis
#17
Jeremy M Sternberg, Caroline M Forrest, R Neil Dalton, Charles Turner, Jean Rodgers, Trevor W Stone, Peter Ge Kennedy
BACKGROUND: The kynurenine pathway of tryptophan oxidation is associated with CNS inflammatory pathways. Inhibition of this pathway ameliorates CNS inflammation in rodent models of the late (meningoencephalitic) stage of Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). In this study we evaluate whether the kynurenine pathway is activated in clinical HAT and if it is associated with CNS inflammatory responses. METHODS: We measured cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tryptophan and kynurenine metabolite concentrations in Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense patients using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013065/an-unlikely-dna-cleaving-agent-a-photo-active-trinuclear-cu-ii-complex-based-on-hexaazatriphenylene
#18
Dominique E Williams, Christina M Fischer, Miki Kassai, Lourdes Gude, María-José Fernández, Antonio Lorente, Kathryn B Grant
This paper describes the synthesis of a trinuclear Cu(II) complex (4) containing a central 1,4,5,8,9,12-hexaazatriphenylene-hexacarboxylate (hat) core (3). Low, micromolar concentrations of the negatively charged parent ligand 3 and the neutral trinuclear complex 4 were found to photocleave negatively charged pUC19 plasmid DNA with high efficiency at neutral pH (350nm, 50min, 22°C). The interactions of complex 4 with double-helical DNA were studied in detail. Scavenger and colorimetric assays pointed to the formation of Cu(I), superoxide anion radicals, hydrogen peroxide, and hydroxyl radicals during photocleavage reactions...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012256/from-nafld-to-hcc-is-il-17-the-crucial-link
#19
Maximilian Hatting, Frank Tacke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004786/gps-pail-prediction-of-lysine-acetyltransferase-specific-modification-sites-from-protein-sequences
#20
Wankun Deng, Chenwei Wang, Ying Zhang, Yang Xu, Shuang Zhang, Zexian Liu, Yu Xue
Protein acetylation catalyzed by specific histone acetyltransferases (HATs) is an essential post-translational modification (PTM) and involved in the regulation a broad spectrum of biological processes in eukaryotes. Although several ten thousands of acetylation sites have been experimentally identified, the upstream HATs for most of the sites are unclear. Thus, the identification of HAT-specific acetylation sites is fundamental for understanding the regulatory mechanisms of protein acetylation. In this work, we first collected 702 known HAT-specific acetylation sites of 205 proteins from the literature and public data resources, and a motif-based analysis demonstrated that different types of HATs exhibit similar but considerably distinct sequence preferences for substrate recognition...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
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