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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427145/uncoupling-genotoxic-stress-responses-from-circadian-control-increases-susceptibility-to-mammary-carcinogenesis
#1
Mingzhu Fang, Pamela A Ohman Strickland, Hwan-Goo Kang, Helmut Zarbl
We previously demonstrated that chemopreventive methylselenocysteine (MSC) prevents N-Nitroso-N-methylurea (NMU)-induced mammary carcinogenesis in the susceptible Fischer 344 (F344) rats by enhancing NAD+-dependent SIRT1 activity, restoring circadian expression of Period 2 (Per2) and circadian controlled genes. Here, we show that compared to the genetically resistant Copenhagen (COP) rat strain, mammary glands of the F344 rats have a 4-hour phase delay in circadian expression of Per2. Consequently, F344 rats failed to increase SIRT1 activity and circadian expression of Per2 and DDRR genes after exposure to NMU...
February 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427063/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-diabetic-maculopathy
#2
Gabriel Coscas, Marco Lupidi, Florence Coscas
Fluorescein angiography (FA) and indocyanine green angiography have provided information about the normal retinal and choroidal anatomy, nearly comparable to histological findings. These tests have been fundamental in the evaluation of all retinal and choroidal vascular diseases and have allowed clinicians to define and diagnose several pathological conditions. FA became the "gold standard" in retinal imaging due to the capacity to visualize the retinal capillary bed and its changes, both in the macular area and in the periphery...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427045/mir-142-3p-overexpression-increases-chemo-sensitivity-of-nsclc-by-inhibiting-hmgb1-mediated-autophagy
#3
Yuqing Chen, Xin Zhou, Jianou Qiao, Aihua Bao
BACKGROUND: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a deadly cancer with high mortality rate. Drug resistance represents a main obstacle in NSCLC treatment. High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) protein promotes drug resistance in NSCLC cells by activating protective autophagy. METHODS: In the current study, we investigated the regulatory role of microRNA-142-3p (miR-142-3p) in HMGB1-mediated autophagy of NSCLC cells and its impact on drug resistance of NSCLC in vitro and in vivo...
March 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427004/enzymatic-activity-of-the-cam-pde1-system-upon-addition-of-actinyl-ions
#4
Florian Brulfert, Samir Safi, Aurélie Jeanson, Harald Foerstendorf, Stephan Weiss, Catherine Berthomieu, Sandrine Sauge-Merle, Éric Simoni
The threat of a dirty bomb which could cause internal contamination has been of major concern for the past decades. Because of their high chemical toxicity and their presence in the nuclear fuel cycle, uranium and neptunium are two actinides of high interest. Calmodulin (CaM) which is a ubiquitous protein present in all eukaryotic cells and is involved in calcium-dependent signaling pathways has a known affinity for uranyl and neptunyl ions. The impact of the complexation of these actinides on the physiological response of the protein remains, however, largely unknown...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426977/blue-violet-laser-inactivates-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-by-altering-its-transmembrane-potential
#5
Gabriel Biener, Daniela S Masson-Meyers, Violet V Bumah, Grant Hussey, Michael R Stoneman, Chukuka S Enwemeka, Valerica Raicu
The resistance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to antibiotics presents serious clinical problems that prompted the need for finding alternative or combination therapies. One such therapy is irradiation with blue light. To determine the alterations in metabolic processes implicated in the observed antimicrobial effects of blue light, we investigated the changes in membrane potential and the presence of free-radical-producing photo-acceptor molecules. Bacterial cultures irradiated with one or two doses of 405nm laser light (each consisting of 121J/cm(2)) were imaged with spectrally resolved laser-scanning microscopes to detect endogenous fluorescent species as well as the voltage sensitive dye 3,3'-Diethyloxacarbocyanine iodide...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426976/alternative-electron-transport-pathways-in-photosynthesis-a-confluence-of-regulation
#6
REVIEW
Jean Alric, Xenie Johnson
Photosynthetic reactions proceed along a linear electron transfer chain linking water oxidation at photosystem II (PSII) to CO2 reduction in the Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle. Alternative pathways poise the electron carriers along the chain in response to changing light, temperature and CO2 inputs, under prolonged hydration stress and during development. We describe recent literature that reports the physiological functions of new molecular players. Such highlights include the flavodiiron proteins and their important role in the green lineage...
April 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426975/the-regulation-of-the-chloroplast-proton-motive-force-plays-a-key-role-for-photosynthesis-in-fluctuating-light
#7
REVIEW
Ute Armbruster, Viviana Correa Galvis, Hans-Henning Kunz, Deserah D Strand
Plants use sunlight as their primary energy source. During photosynthesis, absorbed light energy generates reducing power by driving electron transfer reactions. These are coupled to the transfer of protons into the thylakoid lumen, generating a proton motive force (pmf) required for ATP synthesis. Sudden alterations in light availability have to be met by regulatory mechanisms to avoid the over-accumulation of reactive intermediates and maximize energy efficiency. Here, the acidification of the lumen, as an intermediate product of photosynthesis, plays an important role by regulating photosynthesis in response to excitation energy levels...
April 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426963/heterologous-expression-of-the-piezo1-asic1-chimera-induces-mechanosensitive-currents-with-properties-distinct-from-piezo1
#8
Qiancheng Zhao, Kun Wu, Shaopeng Chi, Jie Geng, Bailong Xiao
Piezo1 represents a prototype of the mammalian mechanosensitive cation channel, but its molecular mechanism remains elusive. In a recent study, we showed that C-terminal region, which contains the last two TMs, of 2189-2547 of Piezo1 forms the bona fide pore module, and systematically identified the pore-lining helix and key pore-property-determining residues (Zhao et al., 2016). Furthermore, we have engineered the Piezo1(1-2190)-ASIC1 chimera (fusing the N-terminal region of 1-2190 to the mechano-insensitive ASIC1) that mediated mechanical- and acid-evoked currents in HEK293T cells, indicating the sufficiency of the N-terminal region in mechanotransduction...
April 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426936/cholesterol-assisted-bacterial-cell-surface-engineering-for-photodynamic-inactivation-of-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria
#9
Hao-Ran Jia, Ya-Xuan Zhu, Zhan Chen, Fu-Gen Wu
Antibacterial photodynamic therapy (PDT) which enables effective killing of regular and multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria is a promising treatment modality for bacterial infection. However, because most photosensitizer (PS) molecules fail to strongly interact with the surface of Gram-negative bacteria, this technique is only suitable for treating Gram-positive bacterial infection, which largely hampers its practical applications. Herein, we revealed for the first time that cholesterol could significantly facilitate the hydrophobic binding of PSs to the bacterial surface, achieving the hydrophobic interaction-based bacterial cell surface engineering that could effectively photo-inactivate both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426824/becoming-more-oneself-changes-in-personality-following-dbs-treatment-for-psychiatric-disorders-experiences-of-ocd-patients-and-general-considerations
#10
Sanneke de Haan, Erik Rietveld, Martin Stokhof, Damiaan Denys
Does DBS change a patient's personality? This is one of the central questions in the debate on the ethics of treatment with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). At the moment, however, this important debate is hampered by the fact that there is relatively little data available concerning what patients actually experience following DBS treatment. There are a few qualitative studies with patients with Parkinson's disease and Primary Dystonia and some case reports, but there has been no qualitative study yet with patients suffering from psychiatric disorders...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426809/denaturation-of-proteins-by-surfactants-studied-by-the-taylor-dispersion-analysis
#11
Aldona Jelińska, Anna Zagożdżon, Marcin Górecki, Agnieszka Wisniewska, Jadwiga Frelek, Robert Holyst
We showed that the Taylor Dispersion Analysis (TDA) is a fast and easy to use method for the study of denaturation proteins. We applied TDA to study denaturation of β-lactoglobulin, transferrin, and human insulin by anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). A series of measurements at constant protein concentration (for transferrin was 1.9 x 10-5 M, for β- lactoglobulin was 7.6 x 10-5 M, and for insulin was 1.2 x 10-4 M) and varying SDS concentrations were carried out in the phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426679/control-of-zoonotic-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-vector-phlebotomus-papatasi-using-attractive-toxic-sugar-baits-atsb
#12
Abedin Saghafipour, Hassan Vatandoost, Ali Reza Zahraei-Ramazani, Mohammad Reza Yaghoobi-Ershadi, Yavar Rassi, Moharram Karami Jooshin, Mohammad Reza Shirzadi, Amir Ahmad Akhavan
INTRODUCTION: Attractive Toxic Sugar Baits (ATSB) is a new vector control method that meets Integrated Vector Management (IVM) goals. In an experimental design, this study aimed to determine effects of ATSB on control of Phlebotomus papatasi, as a main vector of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ZCL), in Qom Province, center of Iran. METHODS: In a cross-sectional design, boric acid was mixed with brown sugar solution and tested as toxic baits for P. papatasi. Two methods were utilized to use the baits: (a) spraying ATSB on vegetation, bushes, and shrubs; and (b) setting ATSB-treated barrier fences in front of colonies at 500 m distance from the houses in outskirts of villages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426570/susceptibility-of-trichopyton-mentagrophytes-to-visible-light-wavelengths
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J Stephen Guffey, William Payne, Ben Buchanan, Jessie Daugherty, Logan Meurer, Patricia Hensley
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a blue light (405 nm) could inhibit the growth of Trichopyton mentagrophytes without using a photosensitizing material as part of the treatment protocol. DESIGN: Basic physiologic randomized trial using laboratory specimens (T mentagrophytes). INTERVENTIONS/METHODS: Plated on a growth medium, T mentagrophytes were exposed to 3 to 5 administrations of blue light at 20 J/cm over 28 hours. Following 7 days of incubation, colony-forming units were counted and compared with nonirradiated controls...
May 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426439/high-mortality-among-patients-with-opioid-use-disorder-in-a-large-healthcare-system
#14
Yih-Ing Hser, Larissa J Mooney, Andrew J Saxon, Karen Miotto, Douglas S Bell, Yuhui Zhu, Di Liang, David Huang
OBJECTIVES: Elevated mortality has been observed among individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) treated in addiction specialty clinics or programs. Information about OUD patients in general healthcare settings is needed in light of the current effort to integrate addiction services into primary healthcare systems. This study examined mortality rates, causes of death, and associated risk factors among patients with OUD in a large general healthcare system. METHODS: Mortality data were linked with electronic health records of 2576 OUD patients cared for in a large university health system from 2006 to 2014...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426421/redescription-of-philometra-margolisi-moravec-vidal-mart%C3%A3-nez-et-aguirre-macedo-1995-nematoda-philometridae-a-gonad-infecting-parasite-of-the-red-grouper-epinephelus-morio-serranidae-in-the-gulf-of-mexico
#15
František Moravec, Micah D Bakenhaster, Erin H Leone
The insufficiently known nematode species Philometra margolisi Moravec, Vidal-Martínez et Aguirre-Macedo, 1995 (Philometridae) is redescribed based on light and scanning electron microscopical (SEM) examinations of specimens collected from the gonad of the type host, the red grouper Epinephelus morio (Valenciennes) (Serranidae, Perciformes), in the northern Gulf of Mexico off Florida, USA. Also, new prevalence data for females of P. margolisi were derived from 188 fish, and a subset of these (n = 38) were used to determine prevalence and intensity of male nematodes...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426413/new-record-of-steinernema-arenarium-artyukhovsky-rhabditida-steinernematidae-from-ukraine-and-a-note-on-its-distribution
#16
Yegor Yakovlev, Jiří Nermut, Vladimír Půža, Vitaliy A Kharchenko, Zdeněk Mráček
During a survey of the biodiversity of entomopathogenic nematodes in Ukraine, a population of Steinernema arenarium, strain Ch, was recovered in the sensitive Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. In the present work, this strain was morphologically and molecularly characterised using light microscopy and the sequences of the ITS and D2-D3 region of the 28S rDNA. In addition, we sequenced the ITS and D2-D3 regions of four populations of S. arenarium from a laboratory collection. Phylogenetic analyses were performed and the phylogenetic structure and geographic distribution of S...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426405/molecular-evidence-and-additional-morphological-characters-to-distinguish-ornithodoros-brodyi-and-ornithodoros-yumatensis-ixodida-argasidae-in-their-different-developmental-stages
#17
Carmen Guzmán-Cornejo, Luis García-Prieto, Andrea Rebollo-Hernández, José M Venzal, Santiago Nava, Sokani Sánchez-Montes
Ornithodoros brodyi and Ornithodoros yumatensis are two species distributed in the Americas and associated with bats and caves. Both species have similar morphology, and the diagnostic traits of adults have not been detailed or illustrated accurately. In this study, the independence of both species is validated on the basis of molecular evidence (using partial sequences of 16S rDNA gene), and the morphological differences between them (dentition of the hypostome and traits of individual mammillae) are confirmed through light and scanning electron microscopy...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426400/morphological-description-of-cosmocerca-sp-nematoda-cosmocerdidae-from-the-mascarene-grass-frog-ptychadena-cf-mascareniensis-amphibia-ptychadenidae-a-light-and-scanning-electron-microscopic-studies
#18
Rewaida Abdel-Gaber, Fathy Abdel-Ghaffar, Reem Kamel, Sherein Maher, Nashwa El Deeb, Saleh Al Quraishy, Heinz Mehlhorn
The Mascarene grass frog Ptychadena cf. mascareniensis is a species of frog with a vast area of distribution in Africa. A total of 300 frog specimens were collected from different localities at El-Giza province, Egypt; then dissected and examined for the presence of parasitic infection. Only eighty six (28.66%) specimens were found to be naturally infected with nematode parasite. Seasonally, the prevalence of infection was reached its maximum value of 74.66% during summer and minimum values of 26.66% (20/75), 13...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426369/hos1-acts-as-a-key-modulator-of-hypocotyl-photomorphogenesis
#19
Ju-Heon Kim, Hyo-Jun Lee, Chung-Mo Park
Plants recognize light as an environmental signal to determine the proper timing of growth and development. In Arabidopsis seedlings, hypocotyl growth is promoted in the dark but suppressed in the light. It is known that the red/far-red light-sensing receptor phytochrome B (phyB) suppresses the function of PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTOR (PIF) transcription factors, which act as photomorphogenic repressors. However, molecular mechanisms underlying the phyB-mediated inhibition of PIF functioning remain unclear...
April 20, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426290/development-of-a-thoracic-personal-sampler-system-for-co-sampling-of-sulfuric-acid-mist-and-sulfur-dioxide-gas
#20
Chih-Hsiang Chien, Alexandros Theodore, Chufan Zhou, Chang-Yu Wu, Yu-Mei Hsu, Brian Birky
A novel personal sampler was designed to measure inorganic acid mists and gases for determining human exposure levels to these acids in workplaces. This sampler consists of (1) a parallel impactor for classifying aerosol by size following the ISO/CEN/ACGIH defined human thoracic fraction, (2) a cellulose filter to collect the residual acid mist but allowing penetration of sulfur dioxide gas, and (3) an accordion-shaped porous membrane denuder (aPMD) for adsorbing the penetrating sulfur dioxide gas. Acid-resistant PTFE was chosen as the housing material to minimize sampling interference...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
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