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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638321/membrane-guanylate-cyclase-catalytic-subdomain-structure-and-linkage-with-calcium-sensors-and-bicarbonate
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Sarangan Ravichandran, Teresa Duda, Alexandre Pertzev, Rameshwar K Sharma
Membrane guanylate cyclase (MGC) is a ubiquitous multi-switching cyclic GMP generating signaling machine linked with countless physiological processes. In mammals it is encoded by seven distinct homologous genes. It is a single transmembrane spanning multi-modular protein; composed of integrated blocks and existing in homo-dimeric form. Its core catalytic domain (CCD) module is a common transduction center where all incoming signals are translated into the production of cyclic GMP, a cellular signal second messenger...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615886/first-record-on-the-occurrence-of-ryukyua-circularis-pillai-1954-a-parasitic-cymothoid-crustacean-isopoda-infesting-the-clupeid-fish-amblygaster-sirm-walbaum-from-andaman-islands-india
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J Praveenraj, K Saravanan, P Puneeth Kumar, S Ravichandran, Arunjyoti Baruah, S Monalisha Devi, R Kiruba Sankar, S Dam Roy
In the present study, occurrence of branchial parasitic cymothoid, Ryukyua circularis from the marine finfish, Amblygaster sirm is reported for the first time from Andaman Islands. Morphological characterization was carried out which confirmed the parasite as R. circularis. Molecular characterization using 28S rDNA revealed 443 bp sequence which has been submitted to NCBI GenBank under the accession no. KX090447. Ten female and one male parasite (R. circularis) were collected from the branchial cavity of the individual host fishes (A...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604661/computational-design-of-trimeric-influenza-neutralizing-proteins-targeting-the-hemagglutinin-receptor-binding-site
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Eva-Maria Strauch, Steffen M Bernard, David La, Alan J Bohn, Peter S Lee, Caitlin E Anderson, Travis Nieusma, Carly A Holstein, Natalie K Garcia, Kathryn A Hooper, Rashmi Ravichandran, Jorgen W Nelson, William Sheffler, Jesse D Bloom, Kelly K Lee, Andrew B Ward, Paul Yager, Deborah H Fuller, Ian A Wilson, David Baker
Many viral surface glycoproteins and cell surface receptors are homo-oligomers, and thus can potentially be targeted by geometrically matched homo-oligomers that engage all subunits simultaneously to attain high avidity and/or lock subunits together. The adaptive immune system cannot generally employ this strategy since the individual antibody binding sites are not arranged with appropriate geometry to simultaneously engage multiple sites in a single target homo-oligomer. We describe a general strategy for the computational design of homo-oligomeric protein assemblies with binding functionality precisely matched to homo-oligomeric target sites...
June 12, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597198/long-term-treatment-of-cushing-s-disease-with-pasireotide-5-year-results-from-an-open-label-extension-study-of-a-phase-iii-trial
#4
S Petersenn, L R Salgado, J Schopohl, L Portocarrero-Ortiz, G Arnaldi, A Lacroix, C Scaroni, S Ravichandran, A Kandra, B M K Biller
BACKGROUND: Treating hypercortisolism in patients with Cushing's disease after failed surgery often requires chronic medication, underlining the need for therapies with favourable long-term efficacy and safety profiles. METHODS: In a randomised, double-blind study, 162 adult patients with persistent/recurrent or de novo Cushing's disease received pasireotide. Patients with mean urinary free cortisol at/below the upper limit of normal or clinical benefit at month 12 could continue receiving pasireotide during an open-ended, open-label phase, the outcomes of which are described herein...
June 9, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558305/synthesis-and-characterization-of-metal-oxides-ceo2-cuo-nio-mn3o4-sno2-and-zno-nanoparticles-as-photo-catalysts-for-degradation-of-textile-dyes
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Lalitha Gnanasekaran, R Hemamalini, R Saravanan, K Ravichandran, F Gracia, Shilpi Agarwal, Vinod Kumar Gupta
The progress of the enriched photocatalytic degradation predominantly depends on materials fabrication. In the recent times, the outcomes of nanomaterials show extraordinary efficiency due to its shape and size. In this connection, the present work concentrates on the fabrication of single digit metal oxides (CeO2, CuO, NiO, Mn3O4, SnO2 and ZnO) through precipitation method. The structural information of different metal oxides (MOs) and their crystallite size were estimated via XRD analysis and their consistent results revealed that the crystalline sizes of the prepared metal oxide were exhibited in nano size...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411573/frequency-of-non-right-handedness-in-bipolar-disorder-and-schizophrenia
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Caitlin Ravichandran, Ann K Shinn, Dost Öngür, Roy H Perlis, Bruce Cohen
Increased non-right-handedness (NRH) probably reflects neurodevelopmental abnormalities in psychiatric disorders. Past studies of NRH have focused more on schizophrenia (SZ) than bipolar disorder (BPD). We report results on NRH in two large studies. In (1), NRH was compared among BPD patients with psychosis, SZ patients, and healthy controls (HC). NRH was elevated in BPD with psychosis and SZ patients relative to HC, but not SZ relative to BPD. In (2), NRH was compared between BPD patients with and without psychosis...
April 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387858/mitochondrial-dna-quantification-as-a-tool-for-embryo-viability-assessment-retrospective-analysis-of-data-from-single-euploid-blastocyst-transfers
#7
K Ravichandran, C McCaffrey, J Grifo, A Morales, M Perloe, S Munne, D Wells, E Fragouli
STUDY QUESTION: Does the amount of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in blastocyst biopsy specimens have the potential to serve as a biomarker of euploid embryo implantation ability, independent of morphology? SUMMARY ANSWER: The results of this study strongly suggest that elevated mtDNA levels, above a previously defined threshold, are strongly associated with blastocyst implantation failure and represent an independent biomarker of embryo viability. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Improved methods of embryo selection are highly desirable in order to increase the efficiency of IVF treatment...
June 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378280/efficacy-of-phenyl-quinoline-phenol-derivatives-as-cox-2-inhibitors-an-approach-to-emergent-the-small-molecules-as-the-anti-inflammatory-and-analgesic-therapeutics
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A Manikandan, S Ravichandran, K I Sathiyanarayanan, A Sivakumar
2-(4-phenylquinoline-2-yl)phenol derivatives (4a-l) with COX-2 enzyme inhibition, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic potentials were executed and reported. From the in vitro COX-2 enzyme inhibition assay, compounds 4 h (IC50 0.026 µM) and 4j (IC50 0.102 µM) were found as most potent COX-2 inhibitors. Consequently, to get more insight into the binding mode with COX-2, compounds 4a-l were docked into the COX-2 (PDB ID: 1CX2) active site. In the Human Red Blood Cells (HRBC) membrane stabilization assay (in vitro anti-inflammatory), compounds 4f (IC50 0...
April 4, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373169/telomere-length-and-neighborhood-circumstances-evaluating-biological-response-to-unfavorable-exposures
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EDITORIAL
Shannon M Lynch, Nandita Mitra, Krithika Ravichandran, Jonathan Mitchell, Elaine Spangler, Wenting Zhou, Electra D Paskett, Sarah Gehlert, Cecilia DeGraffinreid, Raymond Stowe, Tamara Dubowitz, Harold Riethman, Charles C Branas, M K Peek, Timothy R Rebbeck
Background: Multilevel frameworks suggest neighborhood circumstances influence biology; however, this relationship is not well studied. Telomere length (TL) shortening has been associated with individual-level and neighborhood-level exposures and disease and may provide insights into underlying biologic mechanisms linking neighborhood with biology. To support neighborhood-biology investigations, we sought to determine the independent effect of neighborhood exposures on TL using standard multilevel linear regression models and quantile regression, a nonlinear, social science method applicable for testing the biologic hypothesis that extremes of the TL distribution are related to poor outcomes...
April 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371134/strandadvantage-test-for-early-line-and-advanced-stage-treatment-decisions-in-solid-tumors
#10
Manimala Sen, Shanmukh Katragadda, Aarthi Ravichandran, Gouri Deshpande, Minothi Parulekar, Swetha Nayanala, Vikram Vittal, Weiming Shen, Melanie Phooi Nee Yong, Jemima Jacob, Sravanthi Parchuru, Kalpana Dhanuskodi, Kenneth Eyring, Pooja Agrawal, Smita Agarwal, Ashwini Shanmugam, Satish Gupta, Divya Vishwanath, Kiran Kumari, Arun K Hariharan, Sai A Balaji, Qiaoling Liang, Belen Robolledo, Vijayashree Gauribidanur Raghavendrachar, Mohammed Oomer Farooque, Cary J Buresh, Preveen Ramamoorthy, Urvashi Bahadur, Kalyanasundaram Subramanian, Ramesh Hariharan, Vamsi Veeramachaneni, Satish Sankaran, Vaijayanti Gupta
Comprehensive genetic profiling of tumors using next-generation sequencing (NGS) is gaining acceptance for guiding treatment decisions in cancer care. We designed a cancer profiling test combining both deep sequencing and immunohistochemistry (IHC) of relevant cancer targets to aid therapy choices in both standard-of-care (SOC) and advanced-stage treatments for solid tumors. The SOC report is provided in a short turnaround time for four tumors, namely lung, breast, colon, and melanoma, followed by an investigational report...
May 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360267/decoupling-genetics-lineages-and-microenvironment-in-idh-mutant-gliomas-by-single-cell-rna-seq
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Andrew S Venteicher, Itay Tirosh, Christine Hebert, Keren Yizhak, Cyril Neftel, Mariella G Filbin, Volker Hovestadt, Leah E Escalante, McKenzie L Shaw, Christopher Rodman, Shawn M Gillespie, Danielle Dionne, Christina C Luo, Hiranmayi Ravichandran, Ravindra Mylvaganam, Christopher Mount, Maristela L Onozato, Brian V Nahed, Hiroaki Wakimoto, William T Curry, A John Iafrate, Miguel N Rivera, Matthew P Frosch, Todd R Golub, Priscilla K Brastianos, Gad Getz, Anoop P Patel, Michelle Monje, Daniel P Cahill, Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen, David N Louis, Bradley E Bernstein, Aviv Regev, Mario L Suvà
Tumor subclasses differ according to the genotypes and phenotypes of malignant cells as well as the composition of the tumor microenvironment (TME). We dissected these influences in isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-mutant gliomas by combining 14,226 single-cell RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) profiles from 16 patient samples with bulk RNA-seq profiles from 165 patient samples. Differences in bulk profiles between IDH-mutant astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma can be primarily explained by distinct TME and signature genetic events, whereas both tumor types share similar developmental hierarchies and lineages of glial differentiation...
March 31, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339162/sofosbuvir-based-treatment-is-safe-and-effective-in-indian-hepatitis-c-patients-on-maintenance-haemodialysis-a-retrospective-study
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Mohammed Shujauddin Akhil, Balaji Kirushnan, Melvin Martin, Kanakaraj Arumugam, N K Ganesh Prasad, Rajan Ravichandran
AIM: This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) including sofosbuvir, ledipasvir and daclatasvir in patients with hepatitis C viraemia who were on maintenance haemodialysis METHODS: Data on patients who received sofosbuvir and ribavirin were analysed. Patients who experienced treatment failure with the above regimen received sofosbuvir and ledipasvir for infection with HCV genotype 1. Those having HCV genotype 3 infection received sofosbuvir and daclatasvir...
March 24, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316388/distribution-of-isopod-parasites-in-commercially-important-marine-fishes-of-the-miri-coast-east-malaysia
#13
A Anand Kumar, G Rameshkumar, S Ravichandran, R Nagarajan, K Prabakaran, M Ramesh
Isopods occur very commonly as parasites in food fishes. Parasitic isopods are typically marine and usually inhabit the warmer seas. They are blood-feeding; several species settle in the buccal cavity of fish, others live in the gill chamber or on the body surface including the fins. Isopods can cause morbidity and mortality in captive fish populations. The infestation usually pressure atrophy often accompanies the presence of larger parasites. The present study was aimed at collecting information on the neglected group of isopod parasites of the marine fishes from the Miri coastal environment, East Malaysia...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251110/correlation-of-friedewald-s-calculated-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels-with-direct-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#14
Sunil Kumar Nanda, M Bharathy, Asha Dinakaran, Lopamudra Ray, K Ravichandran
BACKGROUND: One of the risk factors for the development of coronary heart disease is high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. National Cholesterol Education Program ATP III guidelines suggest drug therapy to be considered at LDL-cholesterol levels >130 mg/dl. This makes accurate reporting of LDL cholesterol crucial in the management of Coronary heart disease. Estimation of LDL cholesterol by direct LDL method is accurate, but it is expensive. Hence, We compared Friedewald's calculated LDL values with direct LDL values...
January 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195232/hematopoietic-pannexin-1-function-is-critical-for-neuropathic-pain
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Janelle L Weaver, Sanja Arandjelovic, Gregory Brown, Suresh K Mendu, Michael S Schappe, Monica W Buckley, Yu-Hsin Chiu, Shaofang Shu, Jin K Kim, Joyce Chung, Julia Krupa, Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, Bimal N Desai, Kodi S Ravichandran, Douglas A Bayliss
Neuropathic pain symptoms respond poorly to available therapeutics, with most treated patients reporting unrelieved pain and significant impairment in daily life. Here, we show that Pannexin 1 (Panx1) in hematopoietic cells is required for pain-like responses following nerve injury in mice, and a potential therapeutic target. Panx1 knockout mice (Panx1(-/-)) were protected from hypersensitivity in two sciatic nerve injury models. Bone marrow transplantation studies show that expression of functional Panx1 in hematopoietic cells is necessary for mechanical hypersensitivity following nerve injury...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192462/development-identification-and-validation-of-caps-marker-for-shell-trait-which-governs-dura-pisifera-and-tenera-fruit-forms-in-oil-palm-elaeis-guineensis-jacq
#16
B Kalyana Babu, R K Mathur, P Naveen Kumar, D Ramajayam, G Ravichandran, M V B Venu, S Sparjan Babu
The oil palm fruit forms (dura, pisifera and tenera) governed by the shell thickness gene (Sh) plays a major role in identification of fruit type and also influences palm oil yield. Identification of desired fruit type is a major asset to the breeders and oil palm workers for applications in breeding, seed certification and to reduce time, space and money spent on identification of fruit form. In the present study, we developed Sh gene specific primer pairs and bulk segregant analysis was done using 300 genomic and 8 genic SSR markers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144114/on-line-estimations-of-delivered-radiation-doses-in-three-dimensional-conformal-radiotherapy-treatments-of-carcinoma-uterine-cervix-patients-in-linear-accelerator
#17
Suman Kumar Putha, P U Saxena, S Banerjee, Challapalli Srinivas, B M Vadhiraja, Ramamoorthy Ravichandran, Mary Joan, K Dinesh Pai
Transmission of radiation fluence through patient's body has a correlation to the planned target dose. A method to estimate the delivered dose to target volumes was standardized using a beam level 0.6 cc ionization chamber (IC) positioned at electronic portal imaging device (EPID) plane from the measured transit signal (St) in patients with cancer of uterine cervix treated with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT). The IC with buildup cap was mounted on linear accelerator EPID frame with fixed source to chamber distance of 146...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134257/a-quantized-mechanism-for-activation-of-pannexin-channels
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Yu-Hsin Chiu, Xueyao Jin, Christopher B Medina, Susan A Leonhardt, Volker Kiessling, Brad C Bennett, Shaofang Shu, Lukas K Tamm, Mark Yeager, Kodi S Ravichandran, Douglas A Bayliss
Pannexin 1 (PANX1) subunits form oligomeric plasma membrane channels that mediate nucleotide release for purinergic signalling, which is involved in diverse physiological processes such as apoptosis, inflammation, blood pressure regulation, and cancer progression and metastasis. Here we explore the mechanistic basis for PANX1 activation by using wild type and engineered concatemeric channels. We find that PANX1 activation involves sequential stepwise sojourns through multiple discrete open states, each with unique channel gating and conductance properties that reflect contributions of the individual subunits of the hexamer...
January 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067178/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer-recent-progress-and-future-prospects
#19
Avineesh Singh, Preeti Patel, Vijay K Patel, Deepak K Jain, Ravichandran Veerasamy, Prabodh C Sharma, Harish Rajak
Colorectal cancer is a devastating disease with a dismal prognosis which is heavily hampered by delayed diagnosis. Surgical resection, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the curative options. Due to few therapeutic treatments available i.e., mono and combination therapy and development of resistance towards drug response, novel and efficacious therapy is urgently needed. Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs) are emerging class of therapeutic agents having potential anticancer activity with minimal toxicity for different types of malignancies in preclinical studies...
January 9, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992822/thrombolytic-treatment-to-stroke-mimic-patients-via-telestroke
#20
Ganesh Asaithambi, Amy L Castle, Michael A Sperl, Jayashree Ravichandran, Aditi Gupta, Bridget M Ho, Sandra K Hanson
OBJECTIVE: The safety and outcomes of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) to stroke patients via telestroke (TS) is similar to those presenting to stroke centers. Little is known on the accuracy of TS diagnosis among those receiving IVT. We sought to compare the rate of patients receiving IVT with diagnosis of ischemic stroke as opposed to stroke mimic (SM) in our TS network to those who presented to our comprehensive stroke center (CSC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients receiving IVT between August 2014 and June 2015 were identified at our CSC and TS network...
February 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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