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David Baur et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35(5), 1858-1871 (2015-02-06)
Tight coupling between Ca(2+) channels and the sensor for vesicular transmitter release at the presynaptic active zone (AZ) is crucial for high-fidelity synaptic transmission. It has been hypothesized that a switch from a loosely coupled to a tightly coupled transmission
Shixuan Wang et al.
PloS one, 9(5), e95630-e95630 (2014-05-24)
FPC (fibrocystin or polyductin) is a single transmembrane receptor-like protein, responsible for the human autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). It was recently proposed that FPC undergoes a Notch-like cleavage and subsequently the cleaved carboxy(C)-terminal fragment translocates to the nucleus.
Xiao-Li Zhang et al.
FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 29(12), 4804-4814 (2015-09-24)
Pathogenic mycobacteria transport virulence factors across their complex cell wall via a type VII secretion system (T7SS)/early secreted antigenic target-6 of kDa secretion system (ESX). ESX conserved component (Ecc) B, a core component of the T7SS architecture, is predicted to
Janna M Schurer et al.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 90(6), 1184-1190 (2014-03-19)
Residents of remote and Indigenous communities might experience higher exposure to some zoonotic parasites than the general North American population. Human sero-surveillance conducted in two Saulteaux communities found 113 volunteers exposed as follows: Trichinella (2.7%), Toxocara canis (4.4%), Echinococcus (4.4%)
Anna K Coussens et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(26), 8052-8057 (2015-06-17)
Cape Town, South Africa, has a seasonal pattern of UVB radiation and a predominantly dark-skinned urban population who suffer high HIV-1 prevalence. This coexistent environmental and phenotypic scenario puts residents at risk for vitamin D deficiency, which may potentiate HIV-1
Katherine E Liu et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0129667-e0129667 (2015-06-24)
BNIP3 is a dual function protein, able to activate autophagy and induce cell death. Upon expression of BNIP3, which is upregulated by hypoxia, the protein induces mitochondrial dysfunction, often leading to cell death. However, some highly respiring cells and cancer
Soo Hyeon Kim et al.
Lab on a chip, 15(22), 4356-4363 (2015-10-07)
To array rare cells at the single-cell level, the volumetric throughput may become a bottleneck in the cell trapping and the subsequent single-cell analysis, since the target cells per definition commonly exist in a large sample volume after purification from
Pengshan Zhao et al.
BMC genomics, 15, 872-872 (2014-10-08)
Sand rice (Agriophyllum squarrosum) is an annual desert plant adapted to mobile sand dunes in arid and semi-arid regions of Central Asia. The sand rice seeds have excellent nutrition value and have been historically consumed by local populations in the
Luca Lo Piccolo et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 16(6), 12360-12367 (2015-06-04)
The identification and study of protein's function in several model organisms is carried out using both nuclear and cytoplasmic extracts. For a long time, Drosophila's embryos have represented the main source for protein extractions, although in the last year, the
Lucia L Peixoto et al.
BMC genomics, 16 Suppl 5, S5-S5 (2015-06-05)
A fundamental question in neuroscience is how memories are stored and retrieved in the brain. Long-term memory formation requires transcription, translation and epigenetic processes that control gene expression. Thus, characterizing genome-wide the transcriptional changes that occur after memory acquisition and
Xiao-Dong Hu et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35(41), 13989-14001 (2015-10-16)
Protein phosphatase-1 (PP1), anchored by regulatory or targeting proteins at excitatory glutamatergic synapses, controls the phosphorylation of postsynaptic substrates and regulates the neurotransmission and plasticity. Here, we found that spinophilin, an actin-binding protein that targets PP1 at postsynaptic density, served
Katsuyoshi Fujimoto et al.
Journal of natural medicines, 68(3), 481-487 (2014-02-18)
Seven new acylated sucroses, mumeoses P-V, were isolated from the flower buds of Prunus mume, cultivated in Zhejiang province, China. Their chemical structures were elucidated on the basis of chemical and physicochemical evidence. Moreover, mumeoses C, D, and R, were
Nikita Ikon et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 464(2), 580-585 (2015-07-15)
The concentration and composition of cardiolipin (CL) in mitochondria are altered in age-related heart disease, Barth Syndrome, and other rare genetic disorders, resulting in mitochondrial dysfunction. To explore whether exogenous CL can be delivered to cells, CL was combined with
Hemant Kumar Rawat et al.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 107(3), 799-811 (2015-01-07)
Owing to applications in the food and nutraceutical industries, inulinases, fructosyltransferases and sucrases have gained considerable attention in recent times. Twenty-five fungal strains were screened for production of these enzymes on three different media formulated using inulin-rich plant extracts prepared
Luiz G Maturana et al.
Brain and behavior, 3(4), 417-430 (2014-01-02)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of implanting collagen with a supramolecular organization on peripheral nerve regeneration, using the sciatic nerve tubulization technique. For this purpose, adult female Sprague Dawley rats were divided into five groups:
Moinecha Madi et al.
The Journal of membrane biology, 248(5), 903-908 (2015-03-20)
DNA electrotransfer is a successful technic for gene delivery. However, its use in clinical applications is limited since little is known about the mechanisms governing DNA electrotransfer in the complex environment occurring in a tissue. The objectives of this work
Chun-Nun Chao et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 13, 29-29 (2015-01-28)
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is one of the most common types of aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. About one-third of patients are either refractory to the treatment or experience relapse afterwards, pointing to the necessity of developing other effective therapies
Christian K Pfaller et al.
Journal of virology, 89(15), 7735-7747 (2015-05-15)
Defective interfering RNAs (DI-RNAs) of the viral genome can form during infections of negative-strand RNA viruses and outgrow full-length viral genomes, thereby modulating the severity and duration of infection. Here we document the frequent de novo generation of copy-back DI-RNAs
Rongsheng Su et al.
Biological trace element research, 167(1), 110-114 (2015-03-13)
The aim of this study was to explore the effects of selenium addition on hepatic tissue ultrastructure and mitochondrial antioxidant capacity in copper-overloaded rats. Eighteen adult male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into three groups (n = 6 per group). Each
Alfonso Pastor-Clerigues et al.
PloS one, 9(12), e115404-e115404 (2014-12-17)
Home parenteral nutrition (PN) is associated with many complications including severe hepatobiliary dysfunction. Commercial ω-6 fatty acid-soybean based-lipid emulsions in PN may mediate long term PN associate liver disease (PNALD) whereas ω-3-fish oil parenteral emulsions have shown to reverse PNALD
Courtney Reichhardt et al.
Eukaryotic cell, 14(11), 1064-1072 (2015-07-15)
Aspergillus fumigatus is commonly responsible for lethal fungal infections among immunosuppressed individuals. A. fumigatus forms biofilm communities that are of increasing biomedical interest due to the association of biofilms with chronic infections and their increased resistance to antifungal agents and
Erik Wibowo et al.
Behavioural brain research, 286, 128-135 (2015-03-10)
Androgen deprivation in males has detrimental effects on various tissues and bodily functions, some of which can be restored by estradiol (E2) administration. We investigated how the duration of androgen deprivation affects the autoregulation of estrogen receptors (ERs) levels in
Sen-Lin Ji et al.
International journal of medicinal mushrooms, 17(5), 435-442 (2015-06-18)
This study aimed to improve polysaccharide production by engineering the biosynthetic pathway in Ganoderma lucidum through the overexpression of the homologous UDP glucose pyrophosphorylase (UGP) gene. The effects of UGP gene overexpression on intracellular polysaccharide (IPS) content, extracellular polysaccharide (EPS)
A Mühlstein et al.
Die Pharmazie, 69(7), 518-524 (2014-07-31)
Arylsulfatase A (ASA) deficiency is the cause of metachromatic leucodystrophy (MLD), a lysosomal storage disease associated with severe neurological disorders. Poly(butyl cyanoacrylate) (PBCA) nanoparticles overcoated with polysorbate 80 enabled the delivery of several drugs across the blood-brain barrier to the
Cătălin Voiniciuc et al.
Plant physiology, 169(1), 403-420 (2015-07-30)
Plants invest a lot of their resources into the production of an extracellular matrix built of polysaccharides. While the composition of the cell wall is relatively well characterized, the functions of the individual polymers and the enzymes that catalyze their
Chao Zhen et al.
Journal of neuroimmunology, 280, 1-7 (2015-03-17)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) has been associated with a history of sub-optimal exposure to ultraviolet light, implicating vitamin D3 as a possible protective agent. We evaluated whether 1,25(OH)2D3 attenuates the progression of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), and explored its potential mechanisms.
César H Yokomizo et al.
Chemical research in toxicology, 28(6), 1167-1175 (2015-04-29)
The effect of four trichlorotelluro-dypnones, named compounds 1, 2, 3, and 4, on the bioenergetics of isolated rat liver mitochondria (RLM) and cells was investigated. In a dose-dependent manner, the studied organotelluranes promoted Ca(2+)-dependent mitochondrial swelling inhibited by cyclosporine A
John Ciriello
Brain research bulletin, 116, 81-92 (2015-07-07)
Urocortin-1 (UCN-1), a neuropeptide closely related to the hypothalamic hormone corticotropin-releasing factor, has been associated with stress, feeding behaviors, cardiovascular control, and to exhibit functional gender differences. This study was done to investigate whether estrogen (E; 17β-estradiol) treatment (9 weeks)
Henrique Noronha et al.
Planta, 242(4), 909-920 (2015-05-27)
Two grapevine glucose-6-Pi plastidial transporters differently expressed in plant organs and in response to environmental and hormonal signals are characterized. They are involved in starch accumulation in berries and canes. In grapevine, starch accumulation in the trunk is important for
Martin Kampmann et al.
Nature protocols, 9(8), 1825-1847 (2014-07-06)
Systematic genetic interaction maps in microorganisms are powerful tools for identifying functional relationships between genes and for defining the function of uncharacterized genes. We have recently implemented this strategy in mammalian cells as a two-stage approach. First, genes of interest
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