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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930945/effects-of-propranolol-and-clonidine-on-brain-edema-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-and-endothelial-glycocalyx-disruption-following-fluid-percussion-brain-injury-in-the-rat
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Gustav Folmer Genét, Peter Bentzer, Morten Bagge Hansen, Sisse Rye Ostrowski, Pär Ingemar Johansson
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury causes a disruption of the vascular endothelial glycocalyx layer that is associated with an overactivation of the sympathoadrenal system. We hypothesized that early and unselective beta-blockade with propranolol alone or in combination with the alfa2-agonist clonidine would decrease brain edema, blood-brain-barrier permeability and glycocalyx disruption at 24 hours after trauma. METHODS: We subjected fifty-three adult male Sprague-Dawley rats to lateral fluid-percussion brain injury and randomized infusion with propranolol (n=16), propranolol+clonidine (n=16), vehicle (n=16) or sham (n=5) for 24 hours...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930911/an-enrichment-strategy-yields-seven-novel-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-associated-with-mortality-and-altered-th17-responses-following-blunt-trauma
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Lukas Schimunek, Rami A Namas, Jinling Yin, Dongmei Liu, Derek Barclay, Fayten El-Dehaibi, Andrew Abboud, Haley Lindberg, Ruben Zamora, R Billiar Timothy, Yoram Vodovotz
Trauma is the leading cause of death worldwide for individuals under the age of 55. Interpatient genomic differences, in the form of candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), have been associated previously with adverse outcomes after trauma. However, the utility of these SNPs to predict outcomes based on a meaningful endpoint such as survival is as yet undefined. We hypothesized that specific SNP haplotypes could segregate trauma survivors from non-survivors. Genomic DNA samples were obtained from 453 blunt trauma patients, for whom complete daily clinical and biomarker data were available for 397...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930089/rare-occurrence-of-heart-lesions-in-pacific-oysters-crassostrea-gigas-caused-by-an-unknown-bacterial-infection
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Gary R Meyer, Geoffrey J Lowe, Susan M Bower
On rare occasions, small cream-coloured cysts have been observed in the heart and pericardial cavity of Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas from British Columbia, Canada. Histopathology revealed the presence of large colonies of bacteria (up to 800 µm in diameter) causing significant host response and hypertrophy of the heart epithelium. The causative bacteria were characterized as follows: Gram-negative, coccoid to small rod-shaped, typically <1.5 µm in size, cell walls highly endowed with surface fimbriae and division via binary fission...
September 20, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928885/associations-of-epstein-barr-virus-dna-in-pbmcs-and-the-subtypes-with-breast-cancer-risk
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Wei Zhang, Min-Yi Wang, Xue-Ling Wei, Ying Lin, Feng-Xi Su, Xiao-Ming Xie, Lu-Ying Tang, Ze-Fang Ren
Objective: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been found to be implicated in the development of breast cancer. The purpose of the present study was to identify the associations of EBV DNA and the subtypes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) with the risk of breast cancer. Material and Methods: A case-control study with 671 breast cancer cases and 859 age-matched controls was conducted in Guangzhou, China. Face-to-face interviews were performed and blood samples were collected immediately after admission to the hospital for patients or after the interview for controls...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928675/larval-mid-gut-responses-to-sub-lethal-dose-of-cry-toxin-in-lepidopteran-pest-achaea-janata
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Vinod K Chauhan, Narender K Dhania, R K Chaitanya, Balasubramanian Senthilkumaran, Aparna Dutta-Gupta
The lack of homogeneity in field application of Bacillus thuringiensis formulation often results in ingestion of sub-lethal doses of the biopesticide by a fraction of pest population and there by promotes the toxin tolerance and resistance in long term. Gut regeneration seems to be one of the possible mechanism by which this is accomplished. However, the existing information is primarily derived from in vitro studies using mid-gut cell cultures. Present study illustrates cellular and molecular changes in mid-gut epithelium of a Bt-susceptible polyphagous insect pest castor semilooper, Achaea janata in response to a Cry toxin formulation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928425/double-deficiency-of-trex2-and-dnase1l2-nucleases-leads-to-accumulation-of-dna-in-lingual-cornifying-keratinocytes-without-activating-inflammatory-responses
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Joan Manils, Heinz Fischer, Joan Climent, Eduard Casas, Celia García-Martínez, Jordi Bas, Supawadee Sukseree, Tanya Vavouri, Francisco Ciruela, Josep Maria de Anta, Erwin Tschachler, Leopold Eckhart, Concepció Soler
The cornification of keratinocytes on the surface of skin and oral epithelia is associated with the degradation of nuclear DNA. The endonuclease DNase1L2 and the exonuclease Trex2 are expressed specifically in cornifying keratinocytes. Deletion of DNase1L2 causes retention of nuclear DNA in the tongue epithelium but not in the skin. Here we report that lack of Trex2 results in the accumulation of DNA fragments in the cytoplasm of cornifying lingual keratinocytes and co-deletion of DNase1L2 and Trex2 causes massive accumulation of DNA fragments throughout the cornified layers of the tongue epithelium...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928148/genome-wide-engineering-of-an-infectious-clone-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-using-synthetic-genomics-assembly-methods
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Lauren M Oldfield, Peter Grzesik, Alexander A Voorhies, Nina Alperovich, Derek MacMath, Claudia D Najera, Diya Sabrina Chandra, Sanjana Prasad, Vladimir N Noskov, Michael G Montague, Robert M Friedman, Prashant J Desai, Sanjay Vashee
Here, we present a transformational approach to genome engineering of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which has a large DNA genome, using synthetic genomics tools. We believe this method will enable more rapid and complex modifications of HSV-1 and other large DNA viruses than previous technologies, facilitating many useful applications. Yeast transformation-associated recombination was used to clone 11 fragments comprising the HSV-1 strain KOS 152 kb genome. Using overlapping sequences between the adjacent pieces, we assembled the fragments into a complete virus genome in yeast, transferred it into an Escherichia coli host, and reconstituted infectious virus following transfection into mammalian cells...
September 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927524/genotoxicity-of-metal-based-engineered-nanoparticles-in-aquatic-organisms-a-review
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REVIEW
N Mahaye, M Thwala, D A Cowan, N Musee
Engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) are an emerging class of environmental contaminants, but are generally found in very low concentrations and are therefore likely to exert sub-lethal effects on aquatic organisms. In this review, we: (i) highlight key mechanisms of metal-based ENP-induced genotoxicity, (ii) identify key nanoparticle and environmental factors which influence the observed genotoxic effects, and (iii) highlight the challenges involved in interpreting reported data and provide recommendations on how these challenges might be addressed...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927435/detection-and-quantification-of-spirocerca-lupi-by-hrm-qpcr-in-fecal-samples-from-dogs-with-spirocercosis
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Alicia Rojas, Gilad Segev, Alex Markovics, Itamar Aroch, Gad Baneth
BACKGROUND: Spirocerca lupi, the dog oesophageal nematode, causes a potentially fatal disease in domestic dogs, and is currently clinically diagnosed by coproscopy and oesophagoscopy. To date, a single molecular method, a semi-nested PCR, targeting the cox1 gene, has been developed to aid in the diagnosis of spirocercosis. The present study describes three novel high-resolution melt (HRM) quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays targeting fragments of the ITS1, 18S and cytb loci of S. lupi. The performance of these molecular assays in feces was compared to fecal flotation and to the previously described cox1 gene semi-nested PCR in 18 fecal samples from dogs with clinical oesophageal spirocercosis diagnosed by oesophagoscopy...
September 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927037/xrcc1-and-xpd-polymorphisms-and-their-relation-to-the-clinical-course-in-hepatocarcinoma-patients
#10
Qinghai Guan, Zhiqiang Chen, Qiangpu Chen, Xuting Zhi
In this study genotyping of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients was conducted to detect polymorphisms on the X-ray repair cross-complementing 1 (XRCC1) and xeroderma pigmentosum complementary group D (XPD) genes and analyze the relationship of their presence with the clinical features of the cancer. A total of 172 patients with HCC were selected in Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, from January 2010 to September 2011. All patients underwent resection of HCC and no tumor metastases were found. Peripheral venous blood samples (3-5 ml) were collected from the patients to extract genomic DNA...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925155/-analysis-on-dna-methylation-of-mosaic-and-moxa-type-leaves-of-aconitum-carmichaeli-by-msap
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Huan Wen, Cheng Peng, Chao-Long Rao, Da-Yan Zhang, Xiao-Fang Xie, Ji-Hai Gao
An MSAP analysis method was established for detecting DNA methylation of Aconitum carmichaeli leaves, and the DNA methylation of different leaf shapes and different leaf position was analyzed by MSAP. The study made experiments on the leaves of different position of mosaic and moxa leaf type A. carmichaeli, researched the effects of restriction digestion of genomic DNA by using two restriction enzymes, screened the suitable selective amplification primers, and analyzed the methylation differences of leaves by calculating the 6% acrylamide gel electrophoresis bands and lane...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924542/association-of-the-apolipoprotein-a-i-gene-polymorphisms-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-and-atherogenic-indices-in-patients-from-assam-northeast-india
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K Bora, M S Pathak, P Borah, Md I Hussain, D Das
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, and particularly decreased high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) dyslipidemia are prevalent in Assam, India. This study was undertaken to investigate whether Apolipoprotein A-I (APOA1) gene polymorphisms (G-75A and C+83T) were associated with i) the risk for decreased HDL-C, and ii) other CVD risk factors, viz. serum lipids, atherogenic indices, obesity, and blood pressure (BP). A total of 649 subjects were screened, from which 200 eligible individuals, classified as case group with decreased HDL-C levels (100 subjects) and control group with normal HDL-C levels (100 subjects) were enrolled and genotyped using polymersase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and DNA sequencing...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924511/barcoded-ns31-aml2-primers-for-sequencing-of-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-communities-in-environmental-samples
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Benjamin S T Morgan, Louise M Egerton-Warburton
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are globally important root symbioses that enhance plant growth and nutrition and influence ecosystem structure and function. To better characterize levels of AMF diversity relevant to ecosystem function, deeper sequencing depth in environmental samples is needed. In this study, Illumina barcoded primers and a bioinformatics pipeline were developed and applied to study AMF diversity and community structure in environmental samples...
August 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921713/chebulinic-acid-isolated-from-the-fruits-of-terminalia-chebula-specifically-induces-apoptosis-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Stuti Chhabra, Tripti Mishra, Yogesh Kumar, Gatha Thacker, Sanjeev Kanojiya, Naibedya Chattopadhyay, Tadigoppula Narender, Arun Kumar Trivedi
Chebulinic acid, an ellagitannin found in the fruits of Terminalia chebula, has been extensively used in traditional Indian system of medicine. It has shown to have various biological activities including antitumor activity. The present study aims to investigate the cytotoxic potential of chebulinic acid in human myeloid leukemia cells. Interestingly, chebulinic acid caused apoptosis of acute promyelocytic leukemia HL-60 and NB4 cells but not K562 cells. In vitro antitumor effects of chebulinic acid were investigated by using various acute myeloid leukemia cell lines...
September 18, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919882/effects-of-soil-pre-treatment-with-basamid%C3%A2-granules-brassica-juncea-raphanus-sativus-and-tagetes-patula-on-bacterial-and-fungal-communities-at-two-apple-replant-disease-sites
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Bunlong Yim, Heike Nitt, Andreas Wrede, Samuel Jacquiod, Søren J Sørensen, Traud Winkelmann, Kornelia Smalla
Nurseries producing apple and rose rootstock plants, apple orchards as well as rose production often experience replanting problems after several cultivations at the same site when a chemical soil disinfectant is not applied. The etiology of apple and rose replanting problems is most likely caused by soil-borne pathogen complex, defined as "replant disease (RD)". Symptoms typical of RD are reduced shoot and root growth, a smaller leaf area, a significant decrease in plant biomass, yield and fruit quality and a shorter life span...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919782/inhibitory-effects-of-a-selective-jak2-inhibitor-on-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-production-and-proliferation-of-corticotroph-tumor-att20-cells
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Yuko Asari, Kazunori Kageyama, Yuki Nakada, Mizuki Tasso, Shinobu Takayasu, Kanako Niioka, Noriko Ishigame, Makoto Daimon
PURPOSE: The primary cause of Cushing's disease is adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-producing pituitary adenomas. EGFR signaling induces POMC mRNA-transcript levels and ACTH secretion from corticotroph tumors. The Jak-STAT pathway is located downstream of EGFR signaling; therefore, a Jak2 inhibitor could be an effective therapy for EGFR-related tumors. In this study, we determined the effect of a potent and selective Jak2 inhibitor, SD1029, on ACTH production and proliferation in mouse AtT20 corticotroph tumor cells...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918507/the-muscle-regulatory-transcription-factor-myod-participates-with-p53-to-directly-increase-the-expression-of-the-pro-apoptotic-bcl2-family-member-puma
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Terri J Harford, Greg Kliment, Girish C Shukla, Crystal M Weyman
The muscle regulatory transcription factor MyoD is a master regulator of skeletal myoblast differentiation. We have previously reported that MyoD is also necessary for the elevated expression of the pro-apoptotic Bcl2 family member PUMA, and the ensuing apoptosis, that occurs in a subset of myoblasts induced to differentiate. Herein, we report the identification of a functional MyoD binding site within the extended PUMA promoter. In silico analysis of the murine PUMA extended promoter revealed three potential MyoD binding sites within 2 kb of the transcription start site...
September 16, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918503/coq0-induced-mitochondrial-ptp-opening-triggers-apoptosis-via-ros-mediated-vdac1-upregulation-in-hl-60-leukemia-cells-and-suppresses-tumor-growth-in-athymic-nude-mice-xenografted-nude-mice
#18
You-Cheng Hseu, Varadharajan Thiyagarajan, Ting-Tsz Ou, Hsin-Ling Yang
Coenzyme Q (CoQ) analogs with variable numbers of isoprenoid units have been demonstrated as anticancer and antioxidant/pro-oxidant molecules. This study examined the in vitro and in vivo antitumor and apoptosis activities of CoQ0 (2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone, zero isoprenoid side-chains) through upregulation of the Voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) signaling pathway on human promyelocytic leukemia. CoQ0 (0-40 μg/mL) treatment significantly reduced HL-60 cell viability, and up-regulated mitochondrial VDAC1 expression...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918039/crispr-cas9-mediated-knockin-application-in-cell-therapy-a-non-viral-procedure-for-bystander-treatment-of-glioma-in-mice
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Oscar Meca-Cortés, Marta Guerra-Rebollo, Cristina Garrido, Salvador Borrós, Nuria Rubio, Jeronimo Blanco
The use of non-viral procedures, together with CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technology, allows the insertion of single-copy therapeutic genes at pre-determined genomic sites, overcoming safety limitations resulting from random gene insertions of viral vectors with potential for genome damage. In this study, we demonstrate that combination of non-viral gene delivery and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knockin via homology-directed repair can replace the use of viral vectors for the generation of genetically modified therapeutic cells...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917803/atp-mediated-rolling-circle-amplification-and-opening-dna-gate-for-drug-delivery-to-cell
#20
Yujie Wang, Xinxin Shang, Jia Liu, Yingshu Guo
Here, we have developed a facile fluorometric system for the detection of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by a rolling circle amplification (RCA) based on proximity ligation mediated amplification, and simultaneously achieved the release of the anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX) through the mesoporous silicon system. Once the ATP molecule is present, the linker DNA will be released from the graphene oxide (GO) surface and hybridized to the template DNA of the GO surface joining with ligation enzyme. RCA reaction is followed by the addition of the phi29 DNA polymerase...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
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