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Song Ju Yeon - - 2012
Burkholderia pyrrocinia CH-67 was isolated from forest soil as a biocontrol agent to be utilized in agriculture. Here, we report the 8.05-Mb draft genome sequence of this bacterium. Its genome contains genes involved in biosynthesis of secondary metabolites and plant growth promotion, which may contribute to probiotic effects on plants.
Wang K - - 2012
This study proposes a method for measuring the refractive index of articular cartilage within a thin and small specimen slice. The cartilage specimen, with a thickness of about 50 μm, was put next to a thin film of immersion oil of similar thickness. Both the articular cartilage and immersion oil ...
Steffen Ann M - - 2012
This longitudinal study examined the predictors of dementia family caregivers' self-reported attendance at support group meetings over 6 months. First-time attendees were contacted by telephone after their first meeting and assessed for (a) perceptions of similarity between themselves and other members, (b) depressive symptoms, and (c) perceptions of social support ...
Mullin Stephen - - 2012
Acute porphyria, though rare, has well-known neurological sequelae. Vasospasm rarely complicates exacerbations of acute intermittent porphyria, but has not been previously reported in hereditary coproporphyria. We describe a porphyric crisis in a woman with previously undiagnosed hereditary coproporphyria (triggered by rifampicin), leading to vasospasm and stroke.
Holt Ian J IJ MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom. - - 2012
Elucidation of the process of DNA replication in mitochondria is in its infancy. For many years, maintenance of the mitochondrial genome was regarded as greatly simplified compared to the nucleus. Mammalian mitochondria were reported to lack all DNA repair systems, to eschew DNA recombination, and to possess but a single ...
Shivaji S - - 2012
The draft genome sequence (4.84 Mb) of Cecembia lonarensis strain LW9(T), isolated from a water sample (4.5-m depth) from Lonar Lake, a meteorite-created haloalkaline lake in India, is reported. The enzymes produced by these microorganisms need to be stable under alkaline conditions prevailing in its habitat. Such enzymes would be ...
Muller Emilie E L - - 2012
"Candidatus Microthrix" bacteria are deeply branching filamentous actinobacteria which occur at the water-air interface of biological wastewater treatment plants, where they are often responsible for foaming and bulking. Here, we report the first draft genome sequence of a strain from this genus: "Candidatus Microthrix parvicella" strain Bio17-1.
Pirim Harun - - 2012
High throughput biological data need to be processed, analyzed, and interpreted to address problems in life sciences. Bioinformatics, computational biology, and systems biology deal with biological problems using computational methods. Clustering is one of the methods used to gain insight into biological processes, particularly at the genomics level. Clearly, clustering ...
Lin Lan - - 2012
Mouse models for human diseases play an important role in developing therapeutic measures and understanding disease development and mechanisms. Ventricular enlargement is an objective and sensitive biomarker of neuropathological change associated with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, imaging based volumetric measures of mouse brain ventricle can ...
Pawar S P - - 2012
Janibacter hoylei MTCC8307 was isolated from stratospheric air at an altitude of 41.4 km over Hyderabad, India. Here, we present the draft genome of Janibacter hoylei MTCC8307, which contains 3,139,099 bp with a G+C content of 72.8 mol%, 2,972 protein-coding genes, and 57 structural RNAs.
Zhao Chuan-Wu - - 2012
Bacillus pumilus BA06 was isolated from the proteinaceous soil and produced an extracellular alkaline protease with leather-dehairing function. The genome of BA06 was sequenced. The comparative genome analysis indicated that strain BA06 is different in genome from the other B. pumilus strains, with limited insertions, deletions, and rearrangements.
Zhang Li - - 2012
In recent years, Staphylococcus epidermidis has become a major nosocomial pathogen and the most common cause of intravascular catheter-related bacteremia, which can increase morbidity and mortality and significantly affect patient recovery. We report a draft genome sequence of Staphylococcus epidermidis AU12-03, isolated from an intravascular catheter tip.
Withers T Ryan - - 2012
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that establishes a chronic lung infection in individuals afflicted with cystic fibrosis. Here, we announce the draft genome of P. aeruginosa strain PAO579, an alginate-overproducing derivative of strain PAO381.
Wang Yufei - - 2012
Brucella abortus is one of the common pathogens causing brucellosis in China. Here, we report the genome sequence of B. abortus strain 134, a strain isolated from a human patient and belonging to biovar 1, the most highly represented biovar among B. abortus strains in China.
Zhang Xi-Ying - - 2012
The Flavobacteriaceae bacterium strain P7-3-5 was isolated from intertidal sand of the Yellow Sea, China. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain P7-3-5 formed a distinct phylogenetic lineage within the family Flavobacteriaceae. The genome of strain P7-3-5 was sequenced to facilitate the physiological, ecological, and evolutionary studies ...
Jung Ji Young - - 2012
Leuconostoc carnosum strain JB16 was isolated from kimchi, the traditional Korean fermented food. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of L. carnosum strain JB16, consisting of a 1,645,096-bp circular chromosome with a G+C content of 37.24% and four plasmids.
Plant Jon D - - 2012
Background -  The third iteration of the Canine Atopic Dermatitis Extent and Severity Index (CADESI-03) is the only tool rigorously validated for canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) lesion scoring. The CADESI-03 requires 248 evaluations, limiting its widespread use. Hypothesis/Objectives -  The goal of the study was to develop and validate a ...
Briney John S JS Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington, 9725 Third Ave. NE, Suite #401, Seattle, WA 98115, USA. - - 2012
Community coalitions are a popular strategy to coordinate activities and resources to prevent adolescent substance use and delinquent behavior. Despite early evidence of their lack of effectiveness, a new generation of community coalitions has shown positive results in preventing youth substance use and delinquency. This success can be attributed to ...
Ramos Rommel Thiago Jucá - - 2012
The bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis is of major veterinary importance because it affects livestock, particularly sheep, goats, and horses, in several countries, including Australia, Brazil, the United States, and Canada, resulting in significant economic losses. In the present study, we describe the complete genome of the Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis Cp316 strain, biovar ...
Jiang Baogui - - 2012
We announce the draft genome sequence of Borrelia garinii strain NMJW1, isolated from Ixodes persulcatus in northeastern China. The 902,789-bp linear chromosome (28.4% GC content) contains 813 open reading frames, 33 tRNAs, and 4 complete rRNAs.
Eiben A E - - 2012
Evolution is one of the major omnipresent powers in the universe that has been studied for about two centuries. Recent scientific and technical developments make it possible to make the transition from passively understanding to actively using evolutionary processes. Today this is possible in Evolutionary Computing, where human experimenters can ...
Bowden Charles L - - 2012
Over the past decade the use of lamotrigine in bipolar disorder has increased. However, the evidence base suggests a more limited role for lamotrigine as part of an overall treatment regimen in bipolar disorder. We reviewed publications of randomized clinical trials of lamotrigine, emphasizing studies in bipolar disorder. The low ...
Park Doo-Sang - - 2012
We report the 3.74-Mb genome sequence of Galloisinimonas intestini B14(T), isolated from the gut of one of the world's rarest insect species, Galloisiana sp., collected at a Mosan cave, Moonkyung, Gyungsangbook-do, South Korea. Strain B14(T) is a novel genus candidate of the family Enterobacteriaceae.
Rami Bou Khalil - - 2012
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease with no available disease-modifying drugs. However, it has been postulated that neurovascular damage is a primary occurrence in this disease. Neurovascular damage is the result of the presence of cardiovascular risk factor generating hypoxia, oxidative stress, and metabolic changes that activate the endothelial ...
Hong Kar-Wai - - 2012
Pantoea sp. strain A4 is a Gram-negative bacterium isolated from the Rafflesia flower. We present here, for the first time, the genome sequence of Rafflesia-associated Pantoea sp. strain A4, which exhibited quorum-sensing activity.
Althabegoiti M Julia - - 2012
Here we present the genome sequence of Rhizobium grahamii CCGE502. R. grahamii groups with other newly described broad-host-range species, which are not very efficient Phaseolus vulgaris symbionts, with a wide geographic distribution and which constitutes a novel Rhizobium clade.
Ho Wing-Sze - - 2012
Escherichia coli is an important etiologic agent of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). Multidrug-resistant E. coli EC302/04 was isolated from a tracheal aspirate, and its genome sequence is expected to provide insights into antimicrobial resistance as well as adaptive and virulence mechanisms of E. coli involved in LRTI.
Erlandson Kristine M KM Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, CO 80045, USA. - - 2012
The incidence of and risk factors for falls in HIV-1-infected persons are unknown. Fall history during the prior 12 months, medical diagnoses, and functional assessments were collected on HIV-infected persons 45-65 years of age receiving effective antiretroviral therapy. Fall risk was evaluated using univariate and multivariate regression analyses. Of 359 ...
Padró-Martínez Luz T - - 2012
Accurate quantification of exposures to traffic-related air pollution in near-highway neighborhoods is challenging due to the high degree of spatial and temporal variation of pollutant levels. The objective of this study was to measure air pollutant levels in a near-highway urban area over a wide range of traffic and meteorological ...
Lee Sang-Jae - - 2012
Anoxybacillus kamchatkensis G10 is a spore-forming thermophilic bacterium isolated from a hot spring in Indonesia. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of A. kamchatkensis G10 that may reveal insights into aerobic/anaerobic metabolisms and carbon utilization in moderate thermophiles.
Li Gang - - 2012
The Gram-negative bacterium Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is the etiological agent of porcine pleuropneumonia, a respiratory disease that leads to severe economic losses in the swine industry. For years, scientists working with it have lacked a reliable genome sequence for comparison with other Actinobacillus species. Here, we report the draft genome sequence ...
Yin Ye - - 2012
Pedobacter arcticus sp. nov. was originally isolated from tundra soil collected from Ny-Ålesund, in the Arctic region of Norway. It is a Gram-negative bacterium which shows bleb-shaped appendages on the cell surface. Here, we report the draft annotated genome sequence of Pedobacter arcticus sp. nov., which belongs to the genus ...
Xia Jun J Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bengbu Medical College, Anhui, PR China, - - 2012
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, suggesting that designing novel therapeutic strategy is required to improve the survival outcome of patients diagnosed with PC. Recently, microRNAs (miRNA) have been found to be involved in the regulation of multiple aspects of ...
Lee Se Hee - - 2012
Salimicrobium sp. strain MJ3 was isolated from myulchi-jeot, traditional fermented seafood made from anchovy in South Korea. Here we announce the draft genome sequence of Salimicrobium sp. MJ3 with 2,717,782 bp, which consists of 45 contigs (>500 bp in size), and provide a description of their annotation.
Nitzan Dorrit W - - 2012
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis that occurs after TMJ condylar fracture constitutes a treatment challenge. The purpose of the present study is shed light on an alternative treatment approach for certain such cases where the displaced condylar head or part of it can be detected in computed tomography. The leading principle ...
Golding George R - - 2012
Despite reports of high colonization rates of ST398 livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) among pigs and pig farmers, the incidence of LA-MRSA infection in the general population in Canada appears to be rare in comparison to that in some European countries. In this study, the complete genome sequence of a ...
Liu Jian - - 2012
Microbacterium barkeri strain 2011-R4 is a Gram-positive epiphyte which has been confirmed as a biocontrol agent against several plant pathogens in our previous studies. Here, we present the draft genome sequence of this strain, which was isolated from the rice rhizosphere in Tonglu city, Zhejiang province, China.
Carneiro Adriana Ribeiro - - 2012
Exiguobacterium antarcticum is a psychotropic bacterium isolated for the first time from microbial mats of Lake Fryxell in Antarctica. Many organisms of the genus Exiguobacterium are extremophiles and have properties of biotechnological interest, e.g., the capacity to adapt to cold, which make this genus a target for discovering new enzymes, ...
Bodhak Subhadip - - 2012
Our objective was to establish an in vitro cell culture protocol to improve bone cell attachment and proliferation on Ti substrate using direct current stimulation. For this purpose, a custom made electrical stimulator was developed and a varying range of direct currents, from 5 to 25 µA, were used to ...
Zhang Lei L Sheila and David Fuente Graduate Program in Cancer Biology, Leonard Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL33136, - - 2012
The Caribbean tropical tree, Pimenta dioica has been used for a variety of human endeavors, such as in perfumery industry, food spice, as a natural pesticide, and in folk medicine. Discovered in Jamaica during the voyages of Christopher Columbus, the dried unripe berries of P. dioica also known as Allspice ...
Wu Z M - - 2012
In this paper, a bilateral prediction and intersection calculation autofocus method for automated microscopy, which obtains the in-focus position by calculating the intersection of the predicted left and right focus measure curves located respectively in the left and right sides of the peak position of the focus measure curve, is ...
Liu Guohong - - 2012
Bacillus sp. strain FJAT-13831 was isolated from the no. 1 pit soil of Emperor Qin's Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an City, People's Republic of China. The isolate showed a close relationship to the Bacillus cereus group. The draft genome sequence of Bacillus sp. FJAT-13831 was 4,425,198 bp in size and consisted ...
Lai Qiliang - - 2012
Alcanivorax dieselolei B5(T) was isolated from oil-contaminated surface water of the Bohai Sea of China and characterized by the efficient degradation of alkane (C(5)-C(36)). Here we report the complete genome of B5(T) and genes associated with alkane degradation.
Tang Kai - - 2012
Oceaniovalibus guishaninsula, as a representative of a new genus within the family Rhodobacteraceae, was isolated from surface seawater that was sulfidic. Here, we present the draft genome sequence of the type strain, JLT2003(T).
Hochwind Kerstin - - 2012
We announce the draft genome sequence of Lactobacillus casei W56 in one contig. This strain shows immunomodulatory and probiotic properties. The strain is also an ingredient of commercially available probiotic products.
Gao Guangjun - - 2012
Brucella canis infects several species of animals, and canine is the preferred host. Genome sequences of strains from different hosts are valuable for comparative analysis of host adaptation and microevolution. Here, we report the genome sequence of Brucella canis strain 118, a strain isolated from canine.
Tumaneng Karen K Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, - - 2012
Organ development is a complex process governed by the interplay of several signalling pathways that have critical functions in the regulation of cell growth and proliferation. Over the past years, the Hippo pathway has emerged as a key regulator of organ size. Perturbation of this pathway has been shown to ...
Huang Yucong - - 2012
Vibrio harveyi is an important pathogen that causes vibriosis in various aquatic organisms. Here, we announce the draft genome sequence of V. harveyi strain ZJ0603, which was isolated from diseased Orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides) in Guangdong, China.
Swanstrom Ronald R Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA. - - 2012
Transmission of HIV-1 results in the establishment of a new infection, typically starting from a single virus particle. That virion replicates to generate viremia and persistent infection in all of the lymphoid tissue in the body. HIV-1 preferentially infects T cells with high levels of CD4 and those subsets of ...
Bapat Vinayak - - 2012
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been used to treat high-risk patients with bioprosthetic valve degeneration (valve-in-valve). We report our experience with transcatheter aortic valve implantation in the treatment of degenerated biologic aortic valve prostheses and discuss factors that can influence the outcome. From February 2009 to October 2011, 278 patients ...
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