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Balananda-Dhurjati Kumar Putcha et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0129216-e0129216 (2015-06-13)
For the rabphillin-3A-like (RPH3AL) gene, a putative tumor suppressor, the clinical significance of genetic alterations in breast cancers was evaluated. DNA and RNA were extracted from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) cancers and matching normal tissues. DNA samples were assessed for loss...
Vicente Ferreira et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1407, 30-41 (2015-07-15)
SPME is extremely sensitive to experimental parameters affecting liquid-gas and gas-solid distribution coefficients. Our aims were to measure the weights of these factors and to design a multivariate strategy based on the addition of a pool of internal standards, to...
Swapna Aravind Gudipaty et al.
Molecular and cellular biology, 35(22), 3810-3828 (2015-09-02)
Transcription elongation programs are vital for the precise regulation of several biological processes. One key regulator of such programs is the P-TEFb kinase, which phosphorylates RNA polymerase II (Pol II) once released from the inhibitory 7SK small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP)...
Fabienne Marcelli et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e100096-e100096 (2014-06-20)
HMX1 is a homeobox-containing transcription factor implicated in eye development and responsible for the oculo-auricular syndrome of Schorderet-Munier-Franceschetti. HMX1 is composed of two exons with three conserved domains in exon 2, a homeobox and two domains called SD1 and SD2....
Milton Yutaka Nishiyama et al.
PloS one, 9(9), e107351-e107351 (2014-09-16)
Sugarcane is a major crop used for food and bioenergy production. Modern cultivars are hybrids derived from crosses between Saccharum officinarum and Saccharum spontaneum. Hybrid cultivars combine favorable characteristics from ancestral species and contain a genome that is highly polyploid...
Indu Warrier et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e100147-e100147 (2014-06-21)
Coxiella burnetii, an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen that causes Q fever, undergoes a biphasic developmental cycle that alternates between a metabolically-active large cell variant (LCV) and a dormant small cell variant (SCV). As such, the bacterium undoubtedly employs complex modes...
Kelly Michel et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35(20), 7850-7865 (2015-05-23)
Successful myelin repair in the adult CNS requires the robust and timely production of myelin proteins to generate new myelin sheaths. The underlying regulatory mechanisms and complex molecular basis of myelin regeneration, however, remain poorly understood. Here, we investigate the...
Whasley Ferreira Duarte et al.
Journal of food science, 76(5), C782-C790 (2012-03-16)
The jabuticaba tree (Brazilian grape tree) is a tree native to Brazil that belongs to the Myrtaceae family. The jabuticaba fruit is used in some regions of Brazil to produce juices, jams, wine, and ice cream. In this work, the...
Analytical aspects of cyanobacterial volatile organic compounds for investigation of their production behavior.
Fujise D, et al
Journal of Chromatography A, 1217(39), 6122-6125 (2010)
Gökhan Dalgin et al.
Developmental biology, 402(1), 81-97 (2015-03-24)
During development a network of transcription factors functions to differentiate foregut cells into pancreatic endocrine cells. Differentiation of appropriate numbers of each hormone-expressing endocrine cell type is essential for the normal development of the pancreas and ultimately for effective maintenance...
Cong Li et al.
Tumour biology : the journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine, 36(3), 1739-1745 (2014-11-07)
This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of a Huaier polysaccharide (TP-1) on the tumor growth and immune function in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) H22-based mouse in vivo. Results showed that TP-1 was capable of repressing transplanted H22 solid...
Cindy M Anderson et al.
Biological research for nursing, 16(4), 409-420 (2013-10-30)
Preeclampsia contributes significantly to pregnancy-associated morbidity and mortality as well as future risk of cardiovascular disease in mother and offspring, and preeclampsia in offspring. The lack of reliable methods for early detection limits the opportunities for prevention, diagnosis, and timely...
Salvatore Fusco et al.
Journal of virology, 89(12), 6453-6461 (2015-04-17)
Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 1 represents a model for studying virus-host interaction in harsh environments, and it is so far the only member of the family Fuselloviridae that shows a UV-inducible life cycle. Although the virus has been extensively studied, mechanisms...
Alexander Tøsdal Tveit et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(19), E2507-E2516 (2015-04-29)
Arctic permafrost soils store large amounts of soil organic carbon (SOC) that could be released into the atmosphere as methane (CH4) in a future warmer climate. How warming affects the complex microbial network decomposing SOC is not understood. We studied...
David Koppstein et al.
Nucleic acids research, 43(10), 5052-5064 (2015-04-23)
The influenza polymerase cleaves host RNAs ∼10-13 nucleotides downstream of their 5' ends and uses this capped fragment to prime viral mRNA synthesis. To better understand this process of cap snatching, we used high-throughput sequencing to determine the 5' ends...
Emiley A Eloe-Fadrosh et al.
mBio, 6(2) (2015-04-16)
A mechanistic understanding of the purported health benefits conferred by consumption of probiotic bacteria has been limited by our knowledge of the resident gut microbiota and its interaction with the host. Here, we detail the impact of a single-organism probiotic...
Enbo Xu et al.
Journal of food science, 80(7), C1476-C1489 (2015-06-20)
Enzymatic extrusion, instead of traditional steam cooking, to treat rice is an efficient and alternative pretreatment for Chinese rice wine fermentation. In order to determine the formation of volatiles in enzymatic extrusion-processed rice wine (EE), and to confirm its characteristic...
Sara Vitalini et al.
Phytochemistry, 72(11-12), 1371-1378 (2011-05-27)
The vacuolar and epicuticular flavonoids and the volatiles of the leaves and parts of flower of P. spectabilis Tratt., an endemic species in the Italian Oriental Alps, were investigated. From a MeOH extract of the leaves two flavone glycosides, 8-C-β-glucopyranosylluteolin...
Loes P M Duivenvoorde et al.
Pflugers Archiv : European journal of physiology, 467(6), 1179-1193 (2014-07-01)
Challenge tests stress homeostasis and may reveal deviations in health that remain masked under unchallenged conditions. Ideally, challenge tests are non-invasive and applicable in an early phase of an animal experiment. Oxygen restriction (OxR; based on ambient, mild normobaric hypoxia)...
José P Vaqué et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0119946-e0119946 (2015-03-17)
We have performed a comparative ultrasequencing study of multiple colorectal lesions obtained simultaneously from four patients. Our data show that benign lesions (adenomatous or hyperplastic polyps) contain a high mutational load. Additionally multiple synchronous colorectal lesions show non overlapping mutational...
Young-Ran Song et al.
Food microbiology, 51, 171-178 (2015-07-19)
This study deals with understanding the effects of salt reduction on both the physicochemical and microbiological properties of soy sauce fermentation and also the application of indigenous yeast starters to compensate for undesirable changes occurring in salt-reduced processes. Fermentation was...
Frédéric Ravyts et al.
Food microbiology, 27(7), 945-954 (2010-08-07)
Differences in the production of bacterial metabolites with potential impact on fermented sausage flavour were found in meat simulation medium when comparing different strains of Staphylococcus xylosus and Staphylococcus carnosus as starter cultures. Overall, higher levels of 3-methyl-1-butanol and acetoin...
Jane I Khudyakov et al.
BMC genomics, 16, 64-64 (2015-03-12)
The northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris, is a valuable animal model of fasting adaptation and hypoxic stress tolerance. However, no reference sequence is currently available for this and many other marine mammal study systems, hindering molecular understanding of marine adaptations...
Michael Preisitsch et al.
The Journal of antibiotics, 68(3), 165-177 (2014-09-04)
The methanol extract of the Vietnamese freshwater cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. CAVN2 exhibited cytotoxic effects against MCF-7 and 5637 cancer cell lines as well as against nontumorigenic FL and HaCaT cells and was active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Streptococcus...
G De Palma et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7735-7735 (2015-07-29)
Early-life stress is a determinant of vulnerability to a variety of disorders that include dysfunction of the brain and gut. Here we exploit a model of early-life stress, maternal separation (MS) in mice, to investigate the role of the intestinal...
Niels O Verhulst et al.
Malaria journal, 10, 28-28 (2011-02-10)
Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto is considered to be highly anthropophilic and volatiles of human origin provide essential cues during its host-seeking behaviour. A synthetic blend of three human-derived volatiles, ammonia, lactic acid and tetradecanoic acid, attracts A. gambiae. In addition...
Ross M Tanis et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1853(1), 213-221 (2014-12-03)
While the 3T3-L1 adipocyte model is routinely used for the study of obesity and diabetes, the mitochondrial respiratory profile in normal versus high glucose has not been examined in detail. We matured adipocytes in normal (5mM) or high (30 mM)...
D R Alves et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 80(21), 6694-6703 (2014-08-26)
Biofilms are major causes of impairment of wound healing and patient morbidity. One of the most common and aggressive wound pathogens is Staphylococcus aureus, displaying a large repertoire of virulence factors and commonly reduced susceptibility to antibiotics, such as the...
Marilyn C Erickson et al.
Journal of food protection, 78(12), 2156-2169 (2015-11-29)
Microbial spoilage of salmon occurs during extended refrigerated storage and is often accompanied by unpleasant aromas. When spoilage is detected, it is assumed that consumers will reject the product for consumption. Because sensory panels of trained individuals or consumers are...
Helene Wiebe et al.
Journal of bacteriology, 197(16), 2713-2720 (2015-06-17)
The presumptive transcriptional regulator YjjQ has been identified as being virulence associated in avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC). In this work, we characterize YjjQ as transcriptional repressor of the flhDC operon, encoding the master regulator of flagellar synthesis, and of...
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