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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107520/pgrmc1-is-a-novel-potential-tumor-biomarker-of-human-renal-cell-carcinoma-based-on-quantitative-proteomic-and-integrative-biological-assessments
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Dan Zhang, Xiangying Xia, Xixi Wang, Peng Zhang, Weiliang Lu, Yamei Yu, Shi Deng, Hanshuo Yang, Hongxia Zhu, Ningzhi Xu, Shufang Liang
Progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1) is widely observed with an elevated level in multiple human cancers. However, the roles of PGRMC1 in renal cancer are not clear and merit further study. In this report, we made a systematic, integrative biological assessment for PGRMC1 in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by a quantitative proteomic identification, immunohistochemical detection, and its clinic pathologic significance analysis. We found that PGRMC1 abundance is increased by 3.91-fold in RCC tissues compared with its autologous para-cancerous tissues by a quantitative proteome identification...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106881/phylogenomics-of-rhodobacteraceae-reveals-evolutionary-adaptation-to-marine-and-non-marine-habitats
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Meinhard Simon, Carmen Scheuner, Jan P Meier-Kolthoff, Thorsten Brinkhoff, Irene Wagner-Döbler, Marcus Ulbrich, Hans-Peter Klenk, Dietmar Schomburg, Jörn Petersen, Markus Göker
Marine Rhodobacteraceae (Alphaproteobacteria) are key players of biogeochemical cycling, comprise up to 30% of bacterial communities in pelagic environments and are often mutualists of eukaryotes. As 'Roseobacter clade', these 'roseobacters' are assumed to be monophyletic, but non-marine Rhodobacteraceae have not yet been included in phylogenomic analyses. Therefore, we analysed 106 genome sequences, particularly emphasizing gene sampling and its effect on phylogenetic stability, and investigated relationships between marine versus non-marine habitat, evolutionary origin and genomic adaptations...
January 20, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106148/complete-genome-sequencing-elucidates-outbreak-dynamics-of-ca-mrsa-usa300-st8-spa-t008-in-an-academic-hospital-of-paramaribo-republic-of-suriname
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Artur J Sabat, Sandra M Hermelijn, Viktoria Akkerboom, Amadu Juliana, John E Degener, Hajo Grundmann, Alexander W Friedrich
We report the investigation of an outbreak situation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that occurred at the Academic Hospital Paramaribo (AZP) in the Republic of Suriname from April to May 2013. We performed whole genome sequencing with complete gap closure for chromosomes and plasmids on all isolates. The outbreak involved 12 patients and 1 healthcare worker/nurse at the AZP. In total 24 isolates were investigated. spa typing, genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis, ad hoc whole genome multilocus sequence typing (wgMLST), stable core genome MLST (cgMLST) and in silico PFGE were used to determine phylogenetic relatedness and to identify transmission...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106085/the-%C3%AE-globin-replicator-greatly-enhances-the-potential-of-s-mar-based-episomal-vectors-for-gene-transfer-into-human-haematopoietic-progenitor-cells
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Eleana F Stavrou, Vassileios M Lazaris, Aristeidis Giannakopoulos, Eirini Papapetrou, Alexandros Spyridonidis, Nikolas C Zoumbos, Antonis Gkountis, Aglaia Athanassiadou
Specific human chromosomal elements enhance the performance of episomal gene-transfer vectors. S/MAR-based episomal vector pEPI-eGFP transfects CD34(+) haematopoietic cells, but only transiently. To address this issue we reinforced (1) transgene transcription by replacing the CMV promoter driving eGFP with the EF1/HTLV or SFFV promoters to produce vectors pEPI-EF1/HTLV and pEPI-SFFV, respectively; and (2) plasmid replication by inserting the replication-Initiation Region (IR) from the β-globin locus into vector pEPI-SFFV to produce vector pEP-IR...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105937/effect-of-lentivirus-mediated-shrna-inactivation-of-hk1-hk2-and-hk3-genes-in-colorectal-cancer-and-melanoma-cells
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Anna V Kudryavtseva, Maria S Fedorova, Alex Zhavoronkov, Alexey A Moskalev, Alexander S Zasedatelev, Alexey A Dmitriev, Asiya F Sadritdinova, Irina Y Karpova, Kirill M Nyushko, Dmitry V Kalinin, Nadezhda N Volchenko, Nataliya V Melnikova, Kseniya M Klimina, Dmitry V Sidorov, Anatoly Y Popov, Tatiana V Nasedkina, Andrey D Kaprin, Boris Y Alekseev, George S Krasnov, Anastasiya V Snezhkina
BACKGROUND: The switch from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis in proliferating cancer cells, even under aerobic conditions, has been shown first in 1926 by Otto Warburg. Today this phenomenon is known as the "Warburg effect" and recognized as a hallmark of cancer. The metabolic shift to glycolysis is associated with the alterations in signaling pathways involved in energy metabolism, including glucose uptake and fermentation, and regulation of mitochondrial functions. Hexokinases (HKs), which catalyze the first step of glycolysis, have been identified to play a role in tumorigenesis of human colorectal cancer (CRC) and melanoma...
December 22, 2016: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105864/expression-and-purification-of-l-asparaginase-from-escherichia-coli-and-the-inhibitory-effects-of-cyclic-dipeptides
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Yanan Zhang, Dan Li, Yan Li
L-asparaginase, a key enzyme involved in nitrogen metabolism, is an effective anti-tumour agent. Cyclic dipeptides, a group of compounds, contain several important biological functions. In this paper, we proposed a novel method for L-asparaginase expression and purification from Echerichia coli and determined the effect of cyclic dipeptides on the enzymatic activity of recombinant L-asparaginase. The gene ansB encoding L-asparaginase was amplified from the genome of E. coli BL21 (DE3) by polymerase chain reaction and sub-cloned into pET-15b vector to construct expressing plasmid pET-15b-ansB...
January 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105330/genetic-markers-associated-with-resistance-to-beta-lactam-and-quinolone-antimicrobials-in-non-typhoidal-salmonella-isolates-from-humans-and-animals-in-central-ethiopia
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Tadesse Eguale, Josephine Birungi, Daniel Asrat, Moses N Njahira, Joyce Njuguna, Wondwossen A Gebreyes, John S Gunn, Appolinaire Djikeng, Ephrem Engidawork
BACKGROUND: Beta-lactam and quinolone antimicrobials are commonly used for treatment of infections caused by non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) and other pathogens. Resistance to these classes of antimicrobials has increased significantly in the recent years. However, little is known on the genetic basis of resistance to these drugs in Salmonella isolates from Ethiopia. METHODS: Salmonella isolates with reduced susceptibility to beta-lactams (n = 43) were tested for genes encoding for beta-lactamase enzymes, and those resistant to quinolones (n = 29) for mutations in the quinolone resistance determining region (QRDR) as well as plasmid mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) genes using PCR and sequencing...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105121/expression-of-decorin-in-intestinal-tissues-of-mice-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-its-correlation-with-autophagy
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Huazhou Zhao, Hongqing Xi, Bo Wei, Aizhen Cai, Ting Wang, Yi Wang, Xudong Zhao, Yanjing Song, Lin Chen
The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of decorin (DCN) in the intestinal tissues of mice with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its correlation with autophagy. The IBD mouse model was created by intrarectal injection of trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid. The pathology of colon tissues of the mice was examined using hematoxylin and eosin staining. Expression of DCN and the proteins associated with autophagy was detected using immunohistochemistry. Normal human colon mucosal epithelial cells (NCM460 cells) were transfected with DCN expression plasmid and the expression of DCN and autophagy-associated proteins was detected by western blot analysis...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105110/wt1-shrna-delivery-using-transferrin-conjugated-peg-liposomes-in-an-in-vivo-model-of-melanoma
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Santiago Saavedra-Alonso, Pablo Zapata-Benavides, Ana Karina Chavez-Escamilla, Edgar Manilla-Muñoz, Diana Elisa Zamora-Avila, Moisés Armides Franco-Molina, Cristina Rodriguez-Padilla
The global incidence of melanoma is increasing. Mortality from melanoma is influenced primarily by metastasis in advanced stages of the disease. Current treatments are largely ineffective; thus, novel gene delivery approaches that target tumor-specific markers may be useful for the treatment of melanoma. Systemic administration of encapsulated RNA-interference plasmids targeted against tumor cells is a potential alternative therapy for cancer. Formulations of transferrin (Tf)-conjugated polyethylene glycol (PEG) liposomes loaded with short hairpin RNA (shRNA) against WT1 (Lip + RNAi + Tf), PEG liposomes loaded with shRNA against WT1 (Lip + RNAi), Tf-conjugated PEG liposomes loaded with pEGFP-N3 (Lip + GFP + Tf) and saline solution as negative control (untreated) were administered systemically to C57BL/6 mice implanted subcutaneously with a melanoma cell line...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105095/preliminary-results-of-a-non-invasive-method-to-measure-tumor-size-and-distribution-in-vivo
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Shu-Ling Fu, Chien-An Chen, Ling-Chien Hung, Moon-Sing Lee, Wen-Yen Chiou, Hon-Yi Lin, Yu-Chieh Su, Ching-Chih Lee, Shih-Kai Hung
Molecular imaging of reporter gene expression in cancer cells can provide rapid, sensitive and non-invasive monitoring of tumor behavior. The aim of the present study was to establish a non-invasive method to measure tumor size and distribution in vivo. Briefly, H-Ras-transformed cells were stably transfected with a plasmid containing the luciferase gene (Luc), designated as Ras/Luc. Ras/Luc cells were injected into the back or tail vein of nude BALB/cAnN-Foxn1nu/CrlNarl mice (age, 6-8 weeks). Mice were subsequently administered D-luciferin via intra-peritoneal injection, prior to image acquisition...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104696/systematic-characterization-of-human-testis-specific-actin-capping-protein-%C3%AE-3-as-a-possible-biomarker-for-male-infertility
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T Soda, Y Miyagawa, N Ueda, K Takezawa, H Okuda, S Fukuhara, K Fujita, H Kiuchi, M Uemura, Y Okamoto, A Tsujimura, H Tanaka, N Nonomura
STUDY QUESTION: Is actin capping protein (CP) β3 involved in human spermatogenesis and male infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Human CPβ3 (hCPβ3) is expressed in testis, changes its localization dynamically during spermatogenesis, and has some association with male infertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The testis-specific α subunit of CP (CPα3) was previously identified in human, and mutations in the cpα3 gene in mouse were shown to induce malformation of the sperm head and male infertility...
January 18, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104656/draft-genome-sequences-of-pandrug-resistant-serratia-marcescens-clinical-isolates-harboring-blandm-1
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Yancheng Yao, Linda Falgenhauer, Volkhard A J Kempf, Michael Hogardt, Stephan Göttig, Can Imirzalioglu, Trinad Chakraborty
The draft genome sequences of two clonal, pandrug-resistant Serratia marcescens clinical isolates were determined. The resistance phenotype was plasmid driven, as 14 of 17 resistance genes were present on large IncFIB(K), IncHI2, and IncA/C2 plasmids indicating a large pool of transmissible antibiotic resistance genes.
January 19, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104655/first-complete-providencia-rettgeri-genome-sequence-the-ndm-1-producing-clinical-strain-rb151
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R Alejandro Marquez-Ortiz, Leanne Haggerty, Eby M Sim, Carolina Duarte, Betsy E Castro-Cardozo, Mauricio Beltran, Sandra Saavedra, Natasha Vanegas, Javier Escobar-Perez, Nicola K Petty
Providencia rettgeri is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen of clinical significance due to its association with urinary tract infections and multidrug resistance. Here, we report the first complete genome sequence of P. rettgeri The genome of strain RB151 consists of a 4.8-Mbp chromosome and a 108-kbp blaNDM-1-positive plasmid.
January 19, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104504/diversity-of-new-delhi-metallo-beta-lactamase-producing-bacteria-in-china
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Xiaofeng Hu, Xuebing Xu, Xu Wang, Wencheng Xue, Haijian Zhou, Ling Zhang, Qiuxia Ma, Rongtao Zhao, Guozheng Li, Peng Li, Chuanfu Zhang, Yun Shi, Jian Wang, Leili Jia, Rongzhang Hao, Ligui Wang, Dayang Zou, Xuelin Liu, Shaofu Qiu, Hongbin Song, Yansong Sun
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence and dissemination of diverse NDM-producing bacteria in China was investigated. METHODS: We collected 1,162 isolates from 8 cities during December 2013∼May 2015 in China. The NDM-positive strains as well as the NDM genotypes in these sample were detected via Vitek 2 compact system (bioMérieux, France), 16S rRNA gene sequencing, PCR and an S1- pulsed-field gel electrophoresis assay and Southern blot hybridization. The horizontal-transfer capability of the blaNDM gene was assessed by filter mating by using a standard E...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104471/the-intracellular-delivery-of-plasmid-dna-using-cationic-reducible-carbon-nanotube-disulfide-conjugates-ofpolyethylenimine
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Azadeh Hashem Nia, Hossein Eshghi, Kalil Abnous, Mohammad Ramezani
A series of polyethylenimine conjugates of single-walled carbon nanotube (PEI-SWNT) containing bioreducible disulfide bonds was synthesized and evaluated for their transfection efficiency. Different molecular weights of polyethylenimine (PEI) were thiolated with different mole ratio of 2-iminothiolane (2-IT). Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) was first carboxylated and then three different cysteine-functionalized SWNT formulations were synthesized via introduced linkers: a) carbonyl group b) spermidine c) 1,8-diamino 3,6-dioxo octane...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104102/inhibition-of-focal-adhesion-kinase-on-hepatic-stellate-cell-adhesion-and-migration
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Yan Wang, Junji Ma, Lei Chen, Xiao-Li Xie, Huiqing Jiang
OBJECTIVE: Hepatic fibrosis is characterized by the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Focal adhesion kinase (FAK)-phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signals participate in the activation of HSCs. We evaluated the effect of FAK-related nonkinase (FRNK) on the adhesion and migration of HSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hepatic fibrosis was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats by means of bile duct ligation. Livers were harvested at 1, 2, 3 and 4 weeks after the ligation; livers of sham-operated animals were harvested at 4 weeks after ligation...
January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103180/fluoroquinolone-macrolide-and-ketolide-resistance-in-haemophilus-parainfluenzae-from-south-africa
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Regina Esinam Abotsi, Usha Govinden, Krishnee Moodley, Sabiha Essack
Fluoroquinolones and ketolides are among the drugs of choice for the treatment of Haemophilus parainfluenzae infections. There has been a report of an emerging fluoroquinolone and telithromycin resistance in H. parainfluenzae isolates from the private sector of KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa that necessitates molecular investigation. The aim of this study is to characterize these resistance delineating mutations in genes commonly associated with reduced susceptibility. Ten H. parainfluenzae isolates retrieved from the sputum of 10 patients with H...
January 19, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103012/a-bi-modal-cationic-and-water-soluble-calix-4-arene-conjugate-design-synthesis-characterization-and-transfection-of-rfp-encoded-plasmid-in-cancer-cells
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Kushal Samanta, Dnyanesh S Ranade, Aekta Upadhyay, Prasad Padmakar Kulkarni, Chebrolu Pulla Rao
A new bimodal fluorescent cationic calix[4]arene (L1) conjugate has been synthesized in multiple steps and well characterized by NMR and ESI-MS techniques. L1 has been investigated for its DNA binding ability by various spectroscopy techniques like, absorption, fluorescence and circular dichroism (CD). The formation of L1-DNA complex has been confirmed by the gel electrophoresis in presence of incremental concentration of L1. To visualize the packing of the plasmid (pBR322), detailed tapping mode AFM study has been performed, which revealed blob like structure of plasmid upon addition of the incremental amount of L1...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102176/synthesis-of-magnetic-cytosine-imprinted-chitosan-nanoparticles
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Mei-Hwa Lee, Arti Ahluwalia, Jian-Zhou Chen, Neng-Lang Shih, Hung-Yin Lin
Molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles incorporating magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have been investigated for their selective adsorption properties. Here we describe the synthesis and characterization of magnetic cytosine-imprinted chitosan nanoparticles (CIPs) for gene delivery. In particular, CIPs carrying the mammalian expression plasmid of enhanced green fluorescent protein were prepared by the co-precipitation of MNPs, chitosan and a template nucleobase (cytosine). The results show that the selective reabsorption of cytosine to magnetic CIPs was at least double that of non-imprinted polymers and other nucleobases (such as adenine and thymine)...
January 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101896/adaptation-of-genetically-monomorphic-bacteria-evolution-of-copper-resistance-through-multiple-horizontal-gene-transfers-of-complex-and-versatile-mobile-genetic-elements
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D Richard, V Ravigné, A Rieux, B Facon, C Boyer, K Boyer, P Grygiel, S Javegny, M Terville, B I Canteros, I Robène, C Vernière, A Chabirand, O Pruvost, P Lefeuvre
Copper-based antimicrobial compounds are widely used to control plant bacterial pathogens. Pathogens have adapted in response to this selective pressure. Xanthomonas citri pv. citri, a major citrus pathogen causing Asiatic citrus canker, was first reported to carry plasmid-encoded copper resistance in Argentina. This phenotype was conferred by the copLAB gene system. The emergence of resistant strains has since been reported in Réunion and Martinique. Using microsatellite-based genotyping and copLAB PCR, we demonstrated that the genetic structure of the copper-resistant strains from these three regions was made up of two distant clusters and varied for the detection of copLAB amplicons...
January 19, 2017: Molecular Ecology
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