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Chai Baozhong - - 2012
We sequenced the genome of the high-melanin-yielding Aeromonas media strain WS and then analyzed genes potentially involved in melanin formation. The 4.2-Mb draft genome carries multiple genes responsible for pyomelanin synthesis and other candidate genes identified in our separate study, which have no homolog in other strains of Aeromonas species.
Fang Yao - - 2012
Melioidosis, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is considered to be endemic to Northern Australia and Southeast Asia, with high mortality and relapse rates, regardless of powerful antibiotic therapy. Here we report the first genome sequence of Burkholderia pseudomallei strain BPC006, obtained from a melioidosis patient in Hainan, China. The genome sizes ...
Guo Yanbin - - 2012
Rahnella aquatilis strain HX2 is a plant growth-promoting, disease-suppressive rhizobacterium that was isolated from a vineyard soil in Beijing, China. Here, we report the genome sequence of this strain, which provides a valuable resource for future research examining the mechanisms of traits associated with plant growth promotion and biocontrol.
Gao Zhanheng - - 2012
Despite its great success in improving the quality of a tetrahedral mesh, the original optimal Delaunay triangulation (ODT) is designed to move only inner vertices and thus cannot handle input meshes containing "bad" triangles on boundaries. In the current work, we present an integrated approach called boundary-optimized Delaunay triangulation (B-ODT) ...
Nacionales Dina C DC Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32610, - - 2012
Blood transfusion is a well-established risk factor for adverse outcomes during sepsis. The specific mechanisms responsible for this effect remain elusive, and few studies have investigated this phenomenon in a model that reflects not only the clinical circumstances in which blood is transfused, but also how packed red blood cells ...
Dwivedi Amit Nandan Dhar - - 2012
This study evaluated the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in cases of acute condylar injury and assessed soft tissue damage such as disc displacement, capsular tear, and hemarthrosis within the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This prospective study was conducted in 15 patients who presented with unilateral or bilateral condylar fracture ...
Vilo Claudia A - - 2012
We report here the 6.97-Mb draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas fluorescens strain NCIMB 11764, which is capable of growth on cyanide as the sole nitrogen source. The draft genome sequence allowed the discovery of several genes implicated in enzymatic cyanide turnover and provided additional information contributing to a better understanding ...
Kim Kwang Kyu - - 2012
Halogranum salarium is an extremely halophilic archaeon isolated from evaporitic salt crystals and belongs to the family Halobacteriaceae. Here, we present the 4.5-Mb draft genome sequence of the type strain (B-1(T)) of H. salarium. This is the first report of the draft genome sequence of a haloarchaeon in the genus ...
MacInnes Janet I - - 2012
Here, we report the first complete genome sequence of Actinobacillus suis, an important opportunistic pathogen of swine. By comparing the genome sequence of A. suis with those of other members of the family Pasteurellaceae, we hope to better understand the role of these organisms in health and disease in swine.
Song Ho-Jun - - 2012
This study examined effects of protein mixing methods into modified simulated body fluid (mSBF) on the crystalline structure and morphology of bone-like mineral (BLM) coated on poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) PLGA. Using bovine serum albumin (BSA) as a model protein, four sample groups were prepared: the N-BLM group was coated by soaking ...
Chen Wu - - 2012
Brevibacillus brevis X23 is an appropriate biocontrol agent against bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. We report herein the draft genome sequence (6,566,879 bp) and a circular plasmid (6,600 bp) of B. brevis X23, data which may be helpful for mining the antagonistic activity against R. solanacearum.
de Oliveira Cunha Cláudio - - 2012
The genus Burkholderia represents a challenge to the fields of taxonomy and phylogeny and, especially, to the understanding of the contrasting roles as either opportunistic pathogens or bacteria with biotechnological potential. Few genomes of nonpathogenic strains, especially of diazotrophic symbiotic bacteria, have been sequenced to improve understanding of the genus. ...
Kopecky B J BJ Department of Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. - - 2012
Three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of the vertebrate inner ear have provided novel insights into the development of this complex organ. 3D reconstructions enable superior analysis of phenotypic differences between wild type and mutant ears but can result in laborious work when reconstructed from physically sectioned material. Although nondestructive optical sectioning light ...
Meslier Victoria - - 2012
The nonstarter lactic acid bacterium Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides is a species widely found in the dairy industry and plays a key role in the formation of aromatic compounds. Here, we report the first genome sequence of a dairy strain of Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides, which is 2 Mb.
Jiang Zi-Feng - - 2012
"Candidatus Portiera aleyrodidarum" is the obligate primary endosymbiotic bacterium of whiteflies, including the sweet potato whitefly Bemisia tabaci, and provides essential nutrients to its host. Here we report two complete genome sequences of this bacterium from the B and Q biotypes of B. tabaci.
Kovalik Marcel - - 2012
Background -  Ciclosporin is widely used in the management of canine atopic dermatitis. In humans, ciclosporin therapy has been linked to disturbances in calcium metabolism and resultant skeletal disorders. Objectives -  The objective of this study was to assess calcium homeostasis in dogs before and after a 6 week course of once daily ...
Nathanael Dimitris - - 2012
The present paper is a commentary on the recently published IEA strategy for human factors/ergonomics (Dul, J., et al. (2012), A strategy for human factors/ergonomics: developing the discipline and profession. Ergonomics, 55(4), 377-395). Two main issues that demand attention are: (i) the way others understand our profession and discipline, and ...
Lee Jun Hyuck - - 2012
We report the draft genome sequence of Paenisporosarcina sp. strain TG-20, which is 4.12 Mb in size and consists of 4,071 protein-coding genes and 76 RNA genes. The genome sequence of Paenisporosarcina sp. TG-20 may provide useful information about molecular adaptations that enhance survival in icy subsurface environments.
Lai Qiliang - - 2012
Cycloclasticus sp. strain P1 was isolated from deep-sea sediments of the Pacific Ocean and characterized as a unique bacterium in the degradation of pyrene, a four-ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH). Here we report the complete genome of P1 and genes associated with PAH degradation.
Gibbings Derrick - - 2012
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) form a class of short RNAs (∼ 21 nucleotides) that post-transcriptionally regulate partially complementary messenger RNAs. Each miRNA may target tens to hundreds of transcripts to control key biological processes. Although the biochemical reactions underpinning miRNA biogenesis and activity are relatively well defined and the importance of their homeostasis ...
Chong Teik-Min - - 2012
We report the draft genome sequence of Staphylococcus sp. strain AL1, which degrades quorum-sensing molecules (namely, N-acyl homoserine lactones). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documentation that reports the whole genome sequence and quorum-quenching activity of Staphylococcus sp. strain AL1.
Liu Guangjin - - 2012
This work describes a whole-genome sequence of Streptococcus agalactiae strain GD201008-001, a pathogen causing meningoencephalitis in cultural tilapia in China. The genome sequence provides opportunities to understand the piscine GBS pathogenicity and its genetic basis associated with host tropism.
Hinden Sandro - - 2012
Background -  Recurrent urticaria (RU) is a common skin disease of horses, but little is known about its pathogenesis. Hypothesis/Objective -  The aim of this study was to characterize the inflammatory cell infiltrate and cytokine expression pattern in the skin of horses with RU. Animals -  Biopsies of lesional and ...
Sastre Natalia - - 2012
Background -  The historical classification of Demodex mites has been based on their hosts and morphological features. Genome sequencing has proved to be a very effective taxonomic tool in phylogenetic studies and has been applied in the classification of Demodex. Mitochondrial 16S rDNA has been demonstrated to be an especially useful ...
Wang Yufei - - 2012
Brucella canis is considered a rare cause of human brucellosis because of difficulties in presumptive diagnosis and underestimation of the incidence. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of a Brucella canis isolate, BCB018, isolated from a human patient, providing precious resources for comparative genomics analysis of Brucella field strains.
Xiong Zhi-Qiang - - 2012
Here, we report the draft genome sequence of Streptomyces sp. strain AA0539, isolated from marine sediment of the Yellow Sea, China. Its small genome (∼5.8 Mb) contains large, unique genes and gene clusters for diverse secondary metabolites, suggesting great potential as a source for the discovery of novel natural products.
Ngeow Yun Fong - - 2012
Mycobacterium abscessus is an environmental bacterium with increasing clinical relevance. Here, we report the annotated whole-genome sequence of M. abscessus strain M152.
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The editors of the journal thank the reviewers for their time and effort. The reviewers listed here have contributed at least one review in the past two years, and many have contributed considerably more. The quality of the journal depends in large part on their expertise, and their dedication and ...
Kleiveland Charlotte R - - 2012
Methanotrophic bacteria perform major roles in global carbon cycles via their unique enzymatic activities that enable the oxidation of one-carbon compounds, most notably methane. Here we describe the annotated draft genome sequence of the aerobic methanotroph Methylococcus capsulatus (Texas), a type strain originally isolated from sewer sludge.
Jung Ji Young - - 2012
A strain of Leuconostoc gelidum, designated strain JB7, was isolated from kimchi, the representative Korean traditional fermented food. Here we announce the complete genome sequence of L. gelidum strain JB7, consisting of a 1,893,499-bp circular chromosome with a G+C content of 36.68%, and provide a description of its annotation.
Wieczorek Karina - - 2012
The present study provides new data related to the morphology of the male genitalia of Aphididae. The structure of the male genitalia of 39 species from 23 genera of Aphididae was studied using light and scanning electron microscopy. In the species studied, the genitalia of males consist of a phallus ...
Okamoto Scott K SK School of Social Work, Hawai'i Pacific University, 1188 Fort St. Mall, Suite 201C, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA. - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to adapt and validate narrative scripts to be used for the video components of a culturally grounded drug prevention program for rural Native Hawaiian youth. Scripts to be used to film short video vignettes of drug-related problem situations were developed based on a foundation ...
Kyula Joan N - - 2012
Locally advanced head and neck cancer carries a poor prognosis, even with standard combination (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy) treatment regimens. There is a pressing need for novel therapies with activity against this tumour type. Oncolytic reovirus type 3 (Dearing) is preferentially cytotoxic in tumour cells with an activated Ras signalling pathway ...
Foster Jonathan D JD Department of Medical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1100, USA. - - 2012
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a Gram-positive facultative anaerobe found worldwide and is most commonly associated with skin disease in swine, while anecdotal reports of cases in dogs have been associated with endocarditis. Clinicians should consider systemic infectious diseases as a potential cause of erythematous skin lesions. A 5-year-old female spayed Labrador ...
Brunet-Galmés Isabel - - 2012
Pseudomonas stutzeri AN10 (CCUG 29243) can be considered a model strain for aerobic naphthalene degradation. We report the complete genome sequence of this bacterium. Its 4.71-Mb chromosome provides insights into other biodegradative capabilities of strain AN10 (i.e., benzoate catabolism) and suggests a high number of horizontal gene transfer events.
Song Shiping - - 2012
Multidrug-resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia has emerged as an important cause of nosocomial infections, which is attributable mainly to the production of diverse β-lactamases by S. maltophilia. The L2 β-lactamase mediated by the AmpR-L2 module is the most represented lactamase. Here, we announce the genome sequence of S028, an isolate harboring the ...
Steinle Jena J JJ Department of Ophthalmology, Hamilton Eye Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 930 Madison Avenue, Suite 768A, Memphis, TN 38163, USA. - - 2012
Retinal endothelial cell (REC) apoptosis occurs in response to a number of stressors, including high glucose, oxidative stress, hypoxia. Because these stressors are common factors in a number of ocular diseases, it is critical to understand the cellular mechanisms by which apoptosis occurs in REC. This review discusses the various ...
Guo Feng F Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, - - 2012
Analysis of chemical or biomolecular contents in a tiny amount of specimen presents a significant challenge in many biochemical studies and diagnostic applications. In this work, we present a single-layer, optofluidic device for real-time, high-throughput, quantitative analysis of droplet contents. Our device integrates an optical fiber-based, on-chip detection unit with ...
Albertazzi Lorenzo L Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-5121, United - - 2012
Hybrid dendritic-linear block copolymers based on a 4-arm poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) core were synthesized using an accelerated AB2/CD2 dendritic growth approach through orthogonal amine/epoxy and thiol-yne chemistries. The biological activity of these 4-arm and the corresponding 2-arm hybrid dendrimers revealed an enhanced, dendritic effect with an exponential increase in cell ...
Mereuta Loredana - - 2012
Metal ions binding exert a crucial influence upon the aggregation properties and stability of peptides, and the propensity of folding in various substates. Herein, we demonstrate the use of the α-HL protein as a powerful nanoscopic tool to probe Cu(2+)-triggered physicochemical changes of a 20 aminoacids long, antimicrobial-derived chimera peptide ...
Fournier Claire T CT Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut 06459, United - - 2012
Comprehensive knowledge of proteome complexity is crucial to understanding cell function. Amino termini of yeast proteins were identified through peptide mass spectrometry on glutaraldehyde-treated cell lysates as well as a parallel assessment of publicly deposited spectra. An unexpectedly large fraction of detected amino-terminal peptides (35%) mapped to translation initiation at ...
Chavarha Mariya M Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239-3098, United - - 2012
Prior studies have shown that the biological mixture of the two hydrophobic surfactant proteins, SP-B and SP-C, produces faster adsorption of the surfactant lipids to an air/water interface, and that they induce 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl phosphatidylethanolamine (POPE) to form inverse bicontinuous cubic phases. Previous studies have shown that SP-B has a much ...
Totten Sarah M SM Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, California 95616, United - - 2012
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), as an abundant and bioactive component of breast milk, work in many ways to promote the health of breast fed infants. The expression of HMOs has been shown to vary in accordance with Lewis blood type and secretor status, as women of different blood types differ ...
Martin-Viota L - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. Encephalitis due to NMDA receptors antibodies is a relatively common condition but it was under diagnosed until recently. It courses predictably and similarly in adults and children, although there are some differences, still less its association with tumours. CASE REPORT. A 3 years-old girl who was admitted to our ...
Mateos V - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. Despite the high degree of disability it entails, many patients with migraine have never visited their doctor for this reason. It is necessary to conduct a study to examine the characteristics of first-time visits as a step that must be carried out prior to establishing specific intervention measures for ...
Olazaran-Rodriguez J - - 2012
The psychological and behavioural symptoms of dementia (BPSD) [corrected] give rise to personal suffering, are the cause of added deterioration and worsen the economic and social cost of dementias. To offer a systematic approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of BPSD. [corrected]. The study adopts a global perspective that ...
Collado-Vazquez S - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. Lesions of the peripheral nerves have been known since ancient times, but there are few references to the treatments that were used in the past. AIM. To analyse obstetric brachial palsy and its treatments throughout history. DEVELOPMENT. There are a number of different references to the peripheral nerves and ...
Sanchez-Mora C - - 2012
AIMS. The purpose of this study is to update the information available on the main group of genes that have been related with a susceptibility to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or with the pharmacological response to different drugs used in the treatment of ADHD, in a number of different ...
Lubrini G - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. Reduced speed of information processing seems to characterize neuropsychological performance in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. However, the impact in speed of information processing of depressive symptoms, that are highly prevalent in this population, has not been precisely defined yet due to the presence of some methodological limitations in most ...
Co Carlos C CC Chemical Engineering Program, University of Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0012, United - - 2012
We report here a new methodology for sorting mammalian cells based on their intrinsic motility on planar substrates, independent of chemoattractants and external fields. This biological analogue of thin layer chromatography consists of arrays of asymmetric adhesive islands on tissue culture dishes that rectify the random movement of cells and ...
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