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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931045/effect-of-extracytoplasmic-function-sigma-factors-on-autoaggregation-hemagglutination-and-cell-surface-properties-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis
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Kazutaka Fujise, Yuichiro Kikuchi, Eitoyo Kokubu, Kazuko Okamoto-Shibayama, Kazuyuki Ishihara
Porphyromonas gingivalis is a bacterium frequently isolated from chronic periodontal lesions and is involved in the development of chronic periodontitis. To colonize the gingival crevice, P. gingivalis has to adapt to environmental stresses. Microbial gene expression is regulated by transcription factors such as those in two-component systems and extracytoplasmic function (ECF) sigma factors. ECF sigma factors are involved in the regulation of environmental stress response genes; however, the roles of individual ECF sigma factors are largely unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930606/association-between-ovarian-endometrioma-and-ovarian-reserve
#2
Michio Kitajima, Khaleque Newaz Khan, Ayumi Harada, Ken Taniguchi, Tsuneo Inoue, Masanori Kaneuchi, Kiyonori Miura, Hideaki Masuzaki
Endometrioma is one of the main pathologies of endometriosis, though its pathogenesis still remains enigmatic. Ovarian reserve is defined as the number and quality of the follicles left in the ovary at any given time. The cause of infertility in women with endometriosis is multifactorial. Diminished ovarian reserve is major concern in women with endometriosis-associated infertility. Cystectomy for endometriomas could negatively impact on post-operative ovarian reserve. Some women had surgery for endometriomas suffer from poor ovarian response, which directly affects treatment results...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930602/molecular-biology-of-tick-acetylcholinesterases
#3
Kevin Bruce Temeyer
Ticks vector many pathogens with major health and economic impacts and have developed resistance to most acaricides used for tick control. Organophosphate (OP) acaricides target acetylcholinesterase (AChE) critical to tick central nervous system function. Mutations producing tick AChEs resistant to OPs were characterized; but tick OP-resistance is not fully elucidated, due to remarkable complexity of tick cholinergic systems. Three paralogous tick AChEs exhibiting differences in primary structure and biochemical kinetics are encoded by amplified genes with developmentally regulated expression...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930570/gut-microbiota-architects-of-small-intestinal-capillaries
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Avinash Khandagale, Christoph Reinhardt
The commensal gut microbiota is an environmental factor that exerts manifold effects on host physiology. One obvious trait is the impact of this densely colonized ecosystem on small intestinal mucosal vascularization. At present, the microbiota-triggered signaling pathways influencing small intestinal renewal, angiogenesis, and vascular remodeling are largely unexplored. While the interplay of gut microbial communities with pattern recognition receptors, such as Toll-like receptors, in intestinal homeostasis is increasingly understood, it is unresolved how commensal microbiota affect the signaling pathways responsible for the formation of capillary networks in the intestinal mucosa...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930537/differences-in-ion-channel-phenotype-and-function-between-humans-and-animal-models
#5
Mark R Tanner, Christine Beeton
Ion channels play crucial roles in regulating a broad range of physiological processes. They form a very large family of transmembrane proteins. Their diversity results from not only a large number of different genes encoding for ion channel subunits but also the ability of subunits to assemble into homo- or heteromultimers, the existence of splice variants, and the expression of different regulatory subunits. These characteristics and the existence of very selective modulators make ion channels very attractive targets for therapy in a wide variety of pathologies...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930533/53bp1-a-guardian-for-centrosomal-integrity
#6
Haeyoung Kim, Hyungshin Yim
53BP1 is known as a mediator in DNA damage response and a regulator of DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) repair. 53BP1 was recently reported to be a centrosomal protein and a binding partner of mitotic polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1). The stability of 53BP1, in response to DSBs, is regulated by its phosphorylation, deubiquitination, and ubiquitination. During mitosis, 53BP1 is stabilized by phosphorylation at S380, a putative binding region with polo-box domain of Plk1, and deubiquitination by ubiquitin-specific protease 7 (USP7)...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929623/influence-of-combined-iron-supplementation-and-simulated-hypoxia-on-the-haematological-module-of-the-athlete-biological-passport
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Laura A Garvican-Lewis, Victor L Vuong, Andrew D Govus, Yorck Olaf Schumacher, David Hughes, Greg Lovell, Daniel Eichner, Christopher J Gore
The integrity of Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) is underpinned by understanding normal fluctuations of its biomarkers to environmental or medical conditions, e.g. altitude training or iron deficiency. The combined impact of altitude and iron supplementation on the ABP was evaluated in endurance-trained athletes (n=34) undertaking 3-weeks of simulated live-high: train-low (14 h.d(-1) , 3000m). Athletes received either oral, intravenous (IV) or placebo iron supplementation, commencing two weeks prior and continuing throughout hypoxic exposure...
September 19, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929622/endonuclease-regnase-1-monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-induced-protein-1-mcpip1-in-controlling-immune-responses-and-beyond
#8
REVIEW
Osamu Takeuchi
The activation of inflammatory cells is controlled at transcriptional and posttranscriptional levels. Posttranscriptional regulation modifies mRNA stability and translation, allowing for elaborate control of proteins required for inflammation, such as proinflammatory cytokines, prostaglandin synthases, cell surface co-stimulatory molecules, and even transcriptional modifiers. Such regulation is important for coordinating the initiation and resolution of inflammation, and is mediated by a set of RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), including Regnase-1, Roquin, Tristetraprolin (TTP), and AU-rich elements/poly(U)-binding/degradation factor 1 (AUF1)...
September 20, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929343/a-comparison-of-isomaltulose-versus-maltodextrin-ingestion-during-soccer-specific-exercise
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Emma J Stevenson, Anthony Watson, Stephan Theis, Anja Holz, Liam D Harper, Mark Russell
PURPOSE: The performance and physiological effects of isomaltulose and maltodextrin consumed intermittently during prolonged soccer-specific exercise were investigated. METHODS: University soccer players (n = 22) performed 120 min of intermittent exercise while consuming 8% carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks (equivalent to ~ 20 g h(-1)) containing maltodextrin (Glycaemic Index: 90-100), isomaltulose (Glycaemic Index: 32) or a carbohydrate-energy-free placebo in a manner replicating the practices of soccer players (i...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929276/the-photosynthetic-responses-to-stocking-depth-and-algal-mat-density-in-the-farmed-seaweed-gracilaria-lemaneiformis-gracilariales-rhodophyta
#10
Heng Jiang, Dinghui Zou, Weizhou Chen, Yufeng Yang
The branches and mass of Gracilaria lemaneiformis increase with growth season, and the thalli sink to deeper depths with increasing biomass density during maricultivation. The changing depth and algal mat density may affect the physiology of the algae. In the present study, the photosynthetic behaviors regarding different biomass densities in G. lemaneiformis thalli collected from different stocking depths were determined, to examine how photosynthesis of this farmed alga was affected by the growth depths and algal mat densities...
September 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929226/transcriptome-profiling-of-fully-open-flowers-in-a-frost-tolerant-almond-genotype-in-response-to-freezing-stress
#11
Batool Hosseinpour, Sadegh Sepahvand, Kazem Kamali Aliabad, MohammadReza Bakhtiarizadeh, Ali Imani, Reza Assareh, Seyed Alireza Salami
Spring frost is a major limiting abiotic stress for the cultivation of almonds [Prunus dulcis (Mill.)] in Mediterranean areas or the Middle East. Spring frost, in particular, damages almond fully open flowers, resulting to significant reduction in yield. Little is known about the genetic factors expressed after frost stress in Prunus spp. as well as in almond fully open flowers. Here, we provide the molecular signature of pistils of fully open flowers from a frost-tolerant almond genotype. The level of frost tolerance in this genotype was determined for all three flowering stages and was confirmed by comparing it to two other cultivars using several physiological analyses...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929194/adapting-secretory-proteostasis-and-function-through-the-unfolded-protein-response
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Madeline Y Wong, Andrew S DiChiara, Patreece H Suen, Kenny Chen, Ngoc-Duc Doan, Matthew D Shoulders
Cells address challenges to protein folding in the secretory pathway by engaging endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-localized protective mechanisms that are collectively termed the unfolded protein response (UPR). By the action of the transmembrane signal transducers IRE1, PERK, and ATF6, the UPR induces networks of genes whose products alleviate the burden of protein misfolding. The UPR also plays instructive roles in cell differentiation and development, aids in the response to pathogens, and coordinates the output of professional secretory cells...
September 20, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929184/metabolic-changes-in-primary-secondary-and-lipid-metabolism-in-tobacco-leaf-in-response-to-topping
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Jieyu Zhao, Lili Li, Yanni Zhao, Chunxia Zhao, Xia Chen, Pingping Liu, Huina Zhou, Junjie Zhang, Chunxiu Hu, Aiguo Chen, Guanshan Liu, Xiaojun Peng, Xin Lu, Guowang Xu
As an important cultivation practice used for flue-cured tobacco, topping affects diverse biological processes in the later stages of development and growth. Some studies have focused on using tobacco genes to reflect the physiological changes caused by topping. However, the complex metabolic shifts in the leaf resulting from topping have not yet been investigated in detail. In this study, a comprehensive metabolic profile of primary, secondary, and lipid metabolism in flue-cured tobacco leaf was generated with use of a multiple platform consisting of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/ultraviolet spectroscopy...
September 19, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928755/different-preclimacteric-events-in-apple-cultivars-with-modified-ripening-physiology
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Vikram Singh, Asya Weksler, Haya Friedman
"Anna" is an early season apple cultivar exhibiting a fast softening and juiciness loss during storage, in comparison to two mid-late season cultivars "Galaxy" and "GD." The poor storage capacity of "Anna" was correlated with high lipid oxidation-related autoluminescence, high respiration and ethylene production rates, associated with high expression of MdACO1, 2, 4, 7, and MdACS1. All cultivars at harvest responded to exogenous ethylene by enhancing ethylene production, typical of system-II. The contribution of pre-climacteric events to the poor storage capacity of "Anna" was examined by comparing respiration and ethylene production rates, response to exogenous ethylene, expression of genes responsible for ethylene biosynthesis and response, and developmental regulators in the three cultivars throughout fruit development...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928753/peg-induces-high-expression-of-the-cell-cycle-checkpoint-gene-wee1-in-embryogenic-callus-of-medicago-truncatula-potential-link-between-cell-cycle-checkpoint-regulation-and-osmotic-stress
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Adel M Elmaghrabi, Hilary J Rogers, Dennis Francis, Sergio J Ochatt
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) can be used to mimic osmotic stress in plant tissue cultures to study mechanisms of tolerance. The aim of this experiment was to investigate the effects of PEG (M.W. 6000) on embryogenic callus of Medicago truncatula. Leaf explants were cultured on MS medium with 2 mg L(-1) NAA and 0.5 mg L(-1) BAP for 5 months. Then, calli were transferred to the same medium further supplemented with 10% (w/v) 6000 PEG for 6 months in order to study physiological and putative molecular markers of water stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928715/intrinsic-and-regulated-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-receptor-gene-transcription-in-mammalian-pituitary-gonadotrophs
#16
REVIEW
Marija M Janjic, Stanko S Stojilkovic, Ivana Bjelobaba
The hypothalamic decapeptide gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), acting via its receptors (GnRHRs) expressed in pituitary gonadotrophs, represents a critical molecule in control of reproductive functions in all vertebrate species. GnRH-activated receptors regulate synthesis of gonadotropins in a frequency-dependent manner. The number of GnRHRs on the plasma membrane determines the responsiveness of gonadotrophs to GnRH and varies in relation to age, sex, and physiological status. This is achieved by a complex control that operates at transcriptional, translational, and posttranslational levels...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928637/alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-play-a-predominant-role-in-the-cholinergic-potentiation-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-evoked-firing-responses-of-hippocampal-ca1-pyramidal-cells
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Zsolt K Bali, Lili V Nagy, István Hernádi
The aim of the present study was to identify in vivo electrophysiological correlates of the interaction between cholinergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission underlying memory. Extracellular spike recordings were performed in the hippocampal CA1 region of anesthetized rats in combination with local microiontophoretic administration of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and acetylcholine (ACh). Both NMDA and ACh increased the firing rate of the neurons. Furthermore, the simultaneous delivery of NMDA and ACh resulted in a more pronounced excitatory effect that was superadditive over the sum of the two mono-treatment effects and that was explained by cholinergic potentiation of glutamatergic neurotransmission...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928246/exploiting-mitochondrial-and-oxidative-vulnerabilities-with-a-synthetic-analog-of-pancratistatin-in-combination-with-piperlongumine-for-cancer-therapy
#18
Dennis Ma, Tyler Gilbert, Christopher Pignanelli, Daniel Tarade, Megan Noel, Fadi Mansour, Manika Gupta, Sabrina Ma, Jesse Ropat, Colin Curran, Sergey Vshyvenko, Tomas Hudlicky, Siyaram Pandey
Harsh adverse effects as a result of nonspecific targeting of chemotherapeutics currently pose obstacles in cancer therapy; thus, it would be invaluable to devise novel approaches to specifically target cancer cells. The natural compound pancratistatin (PST) has been shown to preferentially induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cell types. Recently, several analogs of PST were shown to be efficacious in inducing apoptosis in a variety of aggressive cancer cell types via cancer cell mitochondrial targeting; it caused dissipation of mitochondrial membrane potential and decreased oxygen consumption, and with isolated mitochondria, it induced the release of apoptogenic factors...
September 19, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928122/discovery-and-preclinical-characterization-of-gsk1278863-daprodustat-a-small-molecule-hypoxia-inducible-factor-hif-prolyl-hydroxylase-inhibitor-for-anemia
#19
Jennifer L Ariazi, Kevin J Duffy, David F Adams, Duke M Fitch, Lusong Luo, Melissa Pappalardi, Mangatt Biju, Erin Hugger DiFilippo, Tony Shaw, Ken Wiggall, Connie Erickson-Miller
Decreased erythropoietin (EPO) production, shortened erythrocyte survival, and other factors reducing the response to EPO contribute to anemia in patients with a variety of underlying pathologies such as chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatment with recombinant human EPO (rHuEPO) at supraphysiological concentrations has proven to be efficacious. However, it does not ameliorate the condition in all patients and presents its own risks, including cardiovascular complications. The transcription factors hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)1α and HIF2α control the physiological response to hypoxia and invoke a program of increased erythropoeisis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927937/evaluation-of-intensity-drift-correction-strategies-using-metabodrift-a-normalization-tool-for-multi-batch-metabolomics-data
#20
Chanisa Thonusin, Heidi B IglayReger, Tanu Soni, Amy E Rothberg, Charles F Burant, Charles R Evans
In recent years, mass spectrometry-based metabolomics has increasingly been applied to large-scale epidemiological studies of human subjects. However, the successful use of metabolomics in this context is subject to the challenge of detecting biologically significant effects despite substantial intensity drift that often occurs when data are acquired over a long period or in multiple batches. Numerous computational strategies and software tools have been developed to aid in correcting for intensity drift in metabolomics data, but most of these techniques are implemented using command-line driven software and custom scripts which are not accessible to all end users of metabolomics data...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
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