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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229340/theoretical-calculation-of-polarizability-isotope-effects
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Félix Moncada, Roberto Flores-Moreno, Andrés Reyes
We propose a scheme to estimate hydrogen isotope effects on molecular polarizabilities. This approach combines the any-particle molecular orbital method, in which both electrons and H/D nuclei are described as quantum waves, with the auxiliary density perturbation theory, to calculate analytically the polarizability tensor. We assess the performance of method by calculating the polarizability isotope effect for 20 molecules. A good correlation between theoretical and experimental data is found. Further analysis of the results reveals that the change in the polarizability of a X-H bond upon deuteration decreases as the electronegativity of X increases...
March 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224616/critical-cholangiocarcinogenesis-control-by-cryptochrome-clock-genes
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Ali Mteyrek, Elisabeth Filipski, Catherine Guettier, Malgorzata Oklejewicz, Gijsbertus T J van der Horst, Alper Okyar, Francis Lévi
A coordinated network of molecular circadian clocks in individual cells generates 24-hour rhythms in liver metabolism and proliferation. Circadian disruption through chronic jet lag or Per2 clock gene mutation was shown to accelerate hepatocarcinoma development in mice. Since divergent effects were reported for clock genes Per and Cry regarding xenobiotic toxicity, we questioned the role of Cry1 and Cry2 in liver carcinogenesis. Male WT and Cry1(-/-) Cry2(-/-) mice (C57Bl/6 background) were chronically exposed to diethylnitrosamine (DEN) at ZT11...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219373/a-new-efficient-approach-to-fit-stochastic-models-on-the-basis-of-high-throughput-experimental-data-using-a-model-of-irf7-gene-expression-as-case-study
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Luis U Aguilera, Christoph Zimmer, Ursula Kummer
BACKGROUND: Mathematical models are used to gain an integrative understanding of biochemical processes and networks. Commonly the models are based on deterministic ordinary differential equations. When molecular counts are low, stochastic formalisms like Monte Carlo simulations are more appropriate and well established. However, compared to the wealth of computational methods used to fit and analyze deterministic models, there is only little available to quantify the exactness of the fit of stochastic models compared to experimental data or to analyze different aspects of the modeling results...
February 20, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218861/18-electron-resonance-structures-in-the-bcc-transition-metals-and-their-cscl-type-derivatives
#4
Anastasiya I Vinokur, Daniel C Fredrickson
Bonding in elemental metals and simple alloys has long been thought of as involving intense delocalization, with little connection to the localized bonds of covalent systems. In this Article, we show that the bonding in body-centered cubic (bcc) structures of the group 6 transition metals can in fact be represented, via the concepts of the 18-n rule and isolobal bonding, in terms of two balanced resonance structures. We begin with a reversed approximation Molecular Orbital (raMO) analysis of elemental Mo in its bcc structure...
February 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216566/phenotypic-and-functional-alterations-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-in-an-in-vitro-leukemia-induced-microenvironment
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Jean-Paul Vernot, Ximena Bonilla, Viviana Rodriguez-Pardo, Natalia-Del Pilar Vanegas
An understanding of the cell interactions occurring in the leukemic microenvironment and their functional consequences for the different cell players has therapeutic relevance. By co-culturing mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) with the REH acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) cell line, we have established an in vitro leukemic niche for the functional evaluation of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC, CD34+ cells). We showed that the normal homeostatic control exerted by the MSC over the HSPC is considerably lost in this leukemic microenvironment: HSPC increased their proliferation rate and adhesion to MSC...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215639/gata3-expression-and-its-relationship-with-clinicopathological-parameters-in-invasive-breast-carcinomas
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A Cakir, I Isik Gonul, O Ekinci, B Cetin, M Benekli, O Uluoglu
GATA3, as a transcription factor, is associated with estrogen receptor (ER) expression and necessary for luminal cell differentiation in mammary glands. Association of GATA3 expression with clinicopathological parameters, molecular subtypes of tumors, disease free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) for breast carcinoma patients were evaluated in this study. We immunohistochemically stained GATA3, CK5/6, EGFR, CK14 and vimentin on tissue microarray blocks of 457 invasive breast carcinomas. Tumors are sub-classified as luminal A, luminal B, HER2 expressing, basal-like and null type according to their hormonal status with cerbB2, CK 5/6 and EGFR expressions...
January 10, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214944/the-vascular-plants-open-system-of-growth
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Alice Basile, Marco Fambrini, Claudio Pugliesi
What is fascinating in plants (true also in sessile animals such as corals and hydroids) is definitely their open and indeterminate growth, as a result of meristematic activity. Plants as well as animals are characterized by a multicellular organization, with which they share a common set of genes inherited from a common eukaryotic ancestor; nevertheless, circa 1.5 billion years of evolutionary history made the two kingdoms very different in their own developmental biology. Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms, arose during the Cretaceous Period (145-65 million years ago), and up to date, they count around 235,000 species, representing the largest and most diverse group within the plant kingdom...
February 18, 2017: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214867/the-novel-long-noncoding-rna-tusc7-inhibits-proliferation-by-sponging-mir-211-in-colorectal-cancer
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Jian Xu, Rui Zhang, Jian Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The novel long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) tumor suppressor candidate 7 (TUSC7) has been reported as a potential tumor suppressor, while the functional role of TUSC7 is still unknown in colorectal cancer (CRC). Here, we characterized TUSC7 expression profile in CRC patients and investigated its biological function and potential molecular mechanism. METHODS: RNA isolation, qRT-PCR, cell counter kit-8 assay, cell cycle assay, EdU assay, and western blot were performed...
February 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213886/dysregulation-of-metabolic-pathways-in-a-mouse-model-of-allergic-asthma
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Kevin D Quinn, Michaela Schedel, Yasmeen Nkrumah-Elie, Anthony Joetham, Michael Armstrong, Charmion Cruickshank-Quinn, Richard Reisdorph, Erwin W Gelfand, Nichole Reisdorph
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a complex lung disease resulting from the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. To understand the molecular changes that occur during the development of allergic asthma without genetic and environmental confounders, an experimental model of allergic asthma in mice was used. Our goals were to (1) identify changes at the small molecule level due to allergen exposure, (2) determine perturbed pathways due to disease, and (3) determine whether small molecule changes correlate with lung function...
February 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212192/genetic-control-of-erythropoiesis
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Laxminath Tumburu, Swee Lay Thein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The discovery of several genetic variants associated with erythroid traits and subsequent elucidation of their functional mechanisms are exemplars of the power of the new genetic and genomic technology. The present review highlights findings from recent genetic studies related to the control of erythropoiesis and dyserythropoiesis, and fetal hemoglobin, an erythroid-related trait. RECENT FINDINGS: Identification of the genetic modulators of erythropoiesis involved two approaches: genome-wide association studies (GWASs) using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays that revealed the common genetic variants associated with erythroid phenotypes (hemoglobin, red cell count, MCV, MCH) and fetal hemoglobin; and massive parallel sequencing such as whole genome sequencing (WGS) and whole exome sequencing (WES) that led to the discovery of the rarer variants (GFI1B, SBDS, RPS19, PKLR, EPO, EPOR, KLF1, GATA1)...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208851/2d-4d-ratio-and-its-implications-in-medicine
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Saravanakumar Jeevanandam, Prathibha K Muthu
Digit ratios, especially 2D:4D ratio, a potential proxy marker for prenatal androgen exposure shows sexual dimorphism. Existing literature and recent research show accumulating evidence on 2D:4D ratio showing correlations with various phenotypic traits in humans. Ratio of 2D:4D is found to correlate negatively to testosterone and positively to oestrogen in the foetus. Interestingly, it is constant since birth and not influenced by the adult hormone levels. Usually, males have lower ratios when compared to females...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206708/physiological-metabolic-and-biotechnological-features-of-extremely-thermophilic-microorganisms
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REVIEW
James A Counts, Benjamin M Zeldes, Laura L Lee, Christopher T Straub, Michael W W Adams, Robert M Kelly
The current upper thermal limit for life as we know it is approximately 120°C. Microorganisms that grow optimally at temperatures of 75°C and above are usually referred to as 'extreme thermophiles' and include both bacteria and archaea. For over a century, there has been great scientific curiosity in the basic tenets that support life in thermal biotopes on earth and potentially on other solar bodies. Extreme thermophiles can be aerobes, anaerobes, autotrophs, heterotrophs, or chemolithotrophs, and are found in diverse environments including shallow marine fissures, deep sea hydrothermal vents, terrestrial hot springs-basically, anywhere there is hot water...
February 16, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205126/estimation-of-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-et-by-assessment-of-calr-and-jak2-v617f-mutations-and-laboratory-findings-a-meta-analysis
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N Saki, R Shirzad, F Rahim, A Saki Malehi
BACKGROUND: Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a benign disease with slow progress in which thrombosis is a cause of mortality. JAK2(V617F) and calreticulin (CALR) are the most frequent mutations in this disease. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we compared the prevalence of JAK2(V617F) and CALR mutations in ET and examined the incidence of thrombosis and other hematologic indices. METHODS: After choosing MeSH keywords, including essential thrombocythemia, JAK2(V617F), calreticulin, prognosis, and diagnosis, as well as searching Medline/PubMed and Scopus, 12 papers were selected...
February 15, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202688/super-resolution-mapping-of-scaffold-nucleoporins-in-the-nuclear-pore-complex
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Jiong Ma, Joseph M Kelich, Samuel L Junod, Weidong Yang
The nuclear pore complex (NPC), composed of ∼30 different nucleoporins (Nups), is one of the largest supramolecular structures in eukaryotic cells. Its octagonal ring-scaffold perforates the nuclear envelope and features a unique molecular machinery that regulates nucleocytoplasmic transport. However, the precise copy number and the spatial location of each Nup in the native NPC remain obscure due to the inherent difficulty of counting and localizing proteins inside the sub-micrometer supramolecular complex...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202115/-clinical-features-and-pathogenic-gene-detection-of-diamond-blackfan-anemia
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Xu He, Zhi-Liang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features of Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) and related pathogenic genes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of two children with DBA, and related literature was reviewed. RESULTS: The two children with DBA (2-3 months old) manifested with severe normochromic normocytic anemia, decreased reticulocyte count, and increased serum iron and serum ferritin. Normal white blood cell and platelet counts were noted in the two patients...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199900/diagnosis-of-resistance-alleles-in-codon-167-of-the-beta-tubulin-cya-tbb-1-gene-from-third-stage-larvae-of-horse-cyathostomins
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Juliana Bana Ishii, Amilcar Arenal, Aline Felix, Ursula Yoshitani, Robin Beech, Marcelo Beltrão Molento
Anthelmintic resistance is a serious problem for the control of equine gastrointestinal nematodes. In the present survey, 173 third stage larvae of cyathostomins were investigated from three different locations for the presence of the resistant genotype at codon 167 of the beta-tubulin gene, as this is the most prevalent mutation. The larvae from the state of Parana (n=67), Sao Paulo (n=54) and Santa Catarina (n=52), showed 61.2; 31.5 and 38.5% of the heterozygous resistant genotype - TTC/TAC, respectively...
January 25, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197783/freezing-nitrogen-ethanol-composite-may-be-a-viable-approach-for-cryotherapy-of-human-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone
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Po-Kuei Wu, Cheng-Fong Chen, Jir-You Wang, Paul Chih-Hsueh Chen, Ming-Chau Chang, Shih-Chieh Hung, Wei-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Liquid nitrogen has been used as adjuvant cryotherapy for treating giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone. However, the liquid phase and ultrafreezing (-196° C) properties increase the risk of damage to the adjacent tissues and may lead to perioperative complications. A novel semisolid cryogen, freezing nitrogen ethanol composite, might mitigate these shortcomings because of less-extreme freezing. We therefore wished to evaluate freezing nitrogen ethanol composite as a coolant to determine its properties in tumor cryoablation...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190619/bone-marrow-evaluation-for-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#18
REVIEW
Mary-Elizabeth Percival, Catherine Lai, Elihu Estey, Christopher S Hourigan
The diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can be made based on peripheral blood or bone marrow blasts. In this review, we will discuss the role of bone marrow evaluation and peripheral blood monitoring in the diagnosis, management, and follow up of AML patients. For patients with circulating blasts, it is reasonable to perform the necessary studies needed for diagnosis and risk stratification, including multiparametric flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular analysis, on a peripheral blood specimen...
February 2, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189055/the-protective-effect-of-dopamine-on-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-via-the-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome
#19
Xiaomei Yang, Xiaotong Sun, Hongli Chen, Guangmin Xi, Yonghao Hou, Jianbo Wu, Dejie Liu, Huanliang Wang, Yuedong Hou, Jingui Yu
Dopamine (DA), a neurotransmitter, was previously shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. However, its role in ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) has not been explicitly demonstrated. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic efficacy and molecular mechanisms of dopamine in VILI. Rats were treated with dopamine during mechanical ventilation. Afterwards, the influence of dopamine on histological changes, pulmonary edema, the lung wet/dry (W/D) ratio, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, polymorphonuclear(PMN)counts, inflammatory cytokine levels, and NLRP3 inflammasome protein expression were examined...
February 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187755/long-noncoding-rna-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-susceptibility-candidate-3-ptcsc3-inhibits-proliferation-and-invasion-of-glioma-cells-by-suppressing-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#20
Shujun Xia, Ri Ji, Weiwei Zhan
BACKGROUND: The dysregulation of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) has been identified in a variety of cancers. An increasing number of studies have found the critical role of lncRNAs in the regulation of cellular processes, such as proliferation, invasion and differentiation. Long noncoding RNA papillary thyroid carcinoma susceptibility candidate 3 (PTCSC3) is a novel lncRNA that was primarily detected in papillary thyroid carcinoma. However, the biological function and molecular mechanism of lncRNA PTCSC3 in glioma are still unknown...
February 10, 2017: BMC Neurology
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