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Illness identity and adjusting to type I diabetes: A four-wave longitudinal study.

Health Psychol 2021 May;40(5):326-336

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences.

Objectives: Prior research has linked illness identity-or the extent to which the illness is integrated into one's identity-to diabetes-specific functioning. Four illness identity dimensions have been identified: rejection, acceptance, engulfment, and enrichment. As longitudinal research on this topic is scarce, this study examined developmental trajectories of illness identity and prospective associations between illness identity and diabetes-specific functioning. Read More

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"It's Not the Same": A Comparison of the Psychological Needs Satisfied by Musical Group Activities in Face to Face and Virtual Modes.

Front Psychol 2021 2;12:646292. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

UQ Music, Dance and Health Research Group, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia.

According to the social identity approach to health, group memberships influence people's mental health to the extent that they identify with their group. Emerging evidence suggests that music groups, such as choirs, enhance mental health group identification and the satisfaction of various psychological needs; however, more research is required to understand these processes in other types of music groups. Furthermore, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) social distancing restrictions in 2020 prevented music groups from meeting face to face (F2F). Read More

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Genome characterization and diversity of trifolium virus 1: identification of a novel legume-infecting capulavirus.

Arch Virol 2021 Jun 20. Epub 2021 Jun 20.

Univ. Bordeaux, INRAE, UMR BFP, 33140, Villenave d'Ornon, France.

A novel geminivirus was identified in France and Spain in asymptomatic plants of white clover (Trifolium repens) and shrub medick (Medicago arborea). Its genome has the hallmarks of a capulavirus, and its relationship to other capulaviruses was confirmed by phylogenetic analysis. White clover isolates formed a tight cluster in the phylogenetic tree, while shrub medick isolates formed two distinct, more divergent groups with sequence identity values close to the species cutoff. Read More

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Single-step genomic prediction of Eucalyptus dunnii using different identity-by-descent and identity-by-state relationship matrices.

Heredity (Edinb) 2021 Jun 18. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Instituto de Recursos Biológicos, Centro de Investigación en Recursos Naturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Genomic selection based on the single-step genomic best linear unbiased prediction (ssGBLUP) approach is becoming an important tool in forest tree breeding. The quality of the variance components and the predictive ability of the estimated breeding values (GEBV) depends on how well marker-based genomic relationships describe the actual genetic relationships at unobserved causal loci. We investigated the performance of GEBV obtained when fitting models with genomic covariance matrices based on two identity-by-descent (IBD) and two identity-by-state (IBS) relationship measures. Read More

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Physico-chemical characterization of bilirubin-10-sulfonate and comparison of its acid-base behavior with unconjugated bilirubin.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 18;11(1):12896. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Na Bojišti 3, Praha 2, 12000, Czech Republic.

Unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) is the end-product of heme catabolism in the intravascular compartment. Although beneficial for human health when mildly elevated in the body, when present at greater than a critical threshold concentration, UCB exerts toxic effects that are related to its physico-chemical properties, particularly affecting the central nervous system. The aim of the present study was to characterize bilirubin-10-sulfonate (ranarubin), a naturally occurring bile pigment, including determination of its mixed acidity constants (pK). Read More

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Skin in the game: The professionalization of lived experience roles in mental health.

Int J Ment Health Nurs 2021 Jun 17. Epub 2021 Jun 17.

School of Management, RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The lived experience workforce has moved from being a grassroots support and activist movement to become the fastest growing workforce within mental health. As lived experience work becomes assimilated within mainstream mental health service delivery, it faces mounting pressure to become more professionalized. Professionalization has evoked both optimism and fear, with diverging views within the lived experience workforce. Read More

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Flavobacterium difficile sp. nov., isolated from a freshwater waterfall.

Arch Microbiol 2021 Jun 16. Epub 2021 Jun 16.

Department of Marine Biotechnology, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, No. 142, Hai-Chuan Rd. Nan-Tzu, Kaohsiung City, 811, Taiwan.

A bacterial strain designated KDG-16 is isolated from a freshwater waterfall in Taiwan and characterized to determine its taxonomic affiliation. Cells of strain KDG-16 are Gram-stain-negative, strictly aerobic, motile by gliding, rod-shaped and form light yellow colonies. Optimal growth occurs at 20-25 °C, pH 6-7, and with 0% NaCl. Read More

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Acoustic Measures of Brazilian Transgender Women's Voices: A Case-Control Study.

Front Psychol 2021 31;12:622526. Epub 2021 May 31.

Gender Identity Program, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Programa de Pós Graduação em Psiquiatria e Ciências do Comportamento, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

This study aims to compare the acoustic vocal analysis results of a group of transgender women relative to those of cisgender women. Thirty transgender women between the ages of 19 and 52 years old participated in the study. The control group was composed of 31 cisgender women between the ages of 20 and 48 years old. Read More

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Implementation of welfare technology: a systematic review of barriers and facilitators.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2021 Jun 15:1-16. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden.

Purpose: Although studies addressing barriers to and facilitators of implementation of welfare technology have been published, no systematic review synthesising evidence on such factors has been found. The purpose of this study was therefore to identify and synthesise existing primary research on facilitators and barriers that influence the implementation of welfare technology for older people, people with disabilities and informal caregivers.

Materials And Methods: A systematic search in 11 databases was performed using predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria to identify empirical studies that assess the implementation of welfare technology for older people, people with disabilities or informal caregivers. Read More

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First Report of Bacterial Rot Caused by Pantoea endophytica on Tobacco in Liuyang, China.

Plant Dis 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Institute of Tobacco Research, 243822, Qingdao, Shandong, China;

Tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum L., is produced largely in China (~1/3 of the global market). In the monsoon summer of 2020, tobacco plant petioles, where axillary buds were removed, became black-rotten, and thick ooze appeared, when squeezed. Read More

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sp. nov. a novel actinobacterium isolated from the coral .

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021 Jun;71(6)

Key Laboratory of Tropical Biological Resources of the Ministry of Education of China, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, PR China.

Strain HNM0947, representing a novel actinobacterium, was isolated from the coral collected from the coast of Wenchang, Hainan, China. The strain was found to have morphological and chemotaxonomic characteristics consistent with the genus . The organism formed abundant fragmented substrate mycelia and aerial mycelia which differentiated into non-motile, rod-shaped spores. Read More

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Description of sp. nov., based on phylogenomic analysis.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021 Jun;71(6)

Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Life Sciences, Nalco Square, Bhubaneswar - 751023, India.

A novel strain of a member of the genus strain PS-1, was isolated from the skin of fresh water pufferfish () collected from Mahanadi River, India. Cells were Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, coccoid and non-motile. The predominant polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol (DPG), phosphatidylglycerol (PG), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phospholipid (PL) and the cell wall sugars were glucose, galactose and ribose. Read More

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Medical recommender systems based on continuous-valued logic and multi-criteria decision operators, using interpretable neural networks.

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2021 Jun 11;21(1):186. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Knowledgepark GmbH, Leonrodstr. 68, 80636, Munich, Germany.

Background: Out of the pressure of Digital Transformation, the major industrial domains are using advanced and efficient digital technologies to implement processes that are applied on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this still does not happen in the same way in the medical domain. For this reason, doctors usually do not have the time or knowledge to evaluate all alternative treatment options for each patient accurately and individually. Read More

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Forty Years of HIV: The Intersection of Laws, Stigma, and Sexual Behavior and Identity.

David W Purcell

Am J Public Health 2021 Jun 10:e1-e3. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

David W. Purcell is retired from the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Forty years after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) June 1981 about five gay men with a syndrome that came to be called AIDS, both the impact of HIV and the legal landscape in the United States for the most affected population have changed dramatically. Laws, policies, and how they are enforced reflect the values and prejudices of society, and laws can help or hinder public health efforts, regardless of intent. From the outset, HIV aroused widespread fear and new stigmatizing laws and policies, and the crisis revealed injustices in existing laws that compounded stigma and health disparities among the most affected groups. Read More

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sp. nov., an endophytic actinomycete isolated from the root of (L.).

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021 Jun;71(6)

Actinobacterial Research Unit, Faculty of Science, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520, Thailand.

An endophytic actinobacterium, designated strain CA1R205, was isolated from the surface-sterilized root of L. collected from Ratchaburi province, Thailand. The taxonomic position of this strain was evaluated using a polyphasic approach. Read More

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sp. nov. (sv. septentrionale) and sp. nov. (sv. septentrionale) associated with legumes native to Canada possess rearranged symbiosis genes and numerous insertion sequences.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021 Jun;71(6)

Ottawa Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1A OC6, Canada.

Six bacterial strains isolated from root nodules of soybean plants that had been inoculated with root-zone soil of legumes native to Canada were previously characterized and 1) placed in two novel lineages within the genus and 2) assigned to symbiovar septentrionale. Here we verified the taxonomic status of these strains using genomic and phenotypic analyses. Phylogenetic analyses of five protein encoding partial gene sequences as well as 52 full length ribosome protein subunit gene sequences confirmed placement of the novel strains in two highly supported lineages distinct from named species. Read More

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High-Frequency and -Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Analysis of Metal-Ligand Covalency in a 4f Valence Series (Eu, Gd, and Tb).

Inorg Chem 2021 Jun 9;60(12):9064-9073. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, United States.

The recent isolation of molecular tetravalent lanthanide complexes has enabled renewed exploration of the effect of oxidation state on the single-ion properties of the lanthanide ions. Despite the isotropic nature of the S ground state in a tetravalent terbium complex, [Tb(NP(1,2-bis-Bu-diamidoethane)(NEt))], preliminary X-band electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) measurements on tetravalent terbium complexes show rich spectra with broad resonances. The complexity of these spectra highlights the limits of conventional X-band EPR for even qualitative determination of zero-field splitting (ZFS) in these complexes. Read More

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sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of .

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021 Jun;71(6)

Yunnan Institute of Microbiology, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, PR China.

A novel Gram-stain positive, facultatively anaerobic, motile, irregularly rod-shaped bacterium, designated GY 10621, was isolated from rhizosphere soil of in Beihai City, Guangxi Province, PR China, and characterized using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. GY 10621 was positive for catalase and oxidase. Growth occurred at 4-42 °C (optimum 30-37 °C), at pH 5. Read More

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sp. nov. isolated from refrigerated dry-aged beef.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021 Jun;71(6)

Department of Safety and Quality of Meat, Max Rubner-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Nutrition and Food, E.-C.-Baumann Straße 20, D-95326 Kulmbach, Germany.

A polyphasic approach was applied to investigate the diversity of microbiota that evolved during cold storage beef ripening. Isolate V4/DAB/S4/2a with a unique BOX-rep-PCR fingerprint profile revealed more than 99 % nucleotide identities upon pairwise comparisons of 16S rDNA sequences from the type strains DSM 101070, DSM 108989, DSM 26521 and DSM 29166, placing it within the / branch of the genus . Additional based comparison revealed DSM 101070 as the nearest relative, with 98. Read More

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Complete genome sequence of viola mottle virus, revealing its synonymous relationship to tulip virus X.

Arch Virol 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8657, Japan.

Viola mottle virus (VMoV) was discovered in Viola odorata showing symptoms of reduced growth, leaf mottling, and whitish stripes on flowers in northern Italy in 1977. This virus has been provisionally classified as a member of the genus Potexvirus based on its morphological, serological, and biological characteristics. However, since genetic information of VMoV has never been reported, the taxonomic status of this virus is unclear. Read More

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sp. nov., a Nitrogen-Fixing Bacterium Isolated From Forest Soil by Using Optimized Culture Method.

Front Microbiol 2021 21;12:647132. Epub 2021 May 21.

Department of Life Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Kyonggi University, Suwon-si, South Korea.

A bacterial strain, designated strain G-1-1-14, was isolated from Kyonggi University forest soil during a study of previously uncultured bacterium. The cells of strain G-1-1-14 were motile by means of peritrichous flagella, Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped, and able to grow autotrophically with hydrogen and fix nitrogen. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that strain G-1-1-14 belonged to the genus . Read More

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A comparative assessment of morphological and molecular characterization among three species.

Physiol Mol Biol Plants 2021 May 4;27(5):1007-1025. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, 715 State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA.

Genetic variability of 84 accessions of three species including Z. , and were analyzed using a combination of morphological traits and translation initiation codon (ATG) polymorphism. Both morphological and molecular data revealed a high level of inter and intra specific variations among the accessions. Read More

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Cold-shock gene cspC in the genome of Massilia polaris sp. nov. revealed cold-adaptation.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2021 Jun 6. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Life Science, College of Natural Sciences, Kyonggi University, Suwon, Kyonggi-Do, 16227, Republic of Korea.

A straw coloured, motile and Gram-stain-negative bacterium, designated RP-1-19 was isolated from soil of Arctic station, Svalbard, Norway. Based on the phylogenetic analysis of its 16S rRNA gene sequence, strain RP-1-19 formed a lineage within the family Oxalobacteraceae and clustered together within the genus Massilia. The closest members were M. Read More

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Quality of Glycemic Control: Assessment Using Relationships Between Metrics for Safety and Efficacy.

David Rodbard

Diabetes Technol Ther 2021 Jun 4. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Biomedical Informatics Consultants LLC, 10113 Bentcross Drive, Potomac, Maryland, United States, 20854-4721.

Numerous methods have been proposed as measures of quality of glycemic control resulting in confusion regarding the best choice of metric to use by clinicians and researchers. Some methods use a single metric such as HbA1c, Mean Glucose, %Time In Range (%TIR), or Coefficient of Variation (%CV). Others use a combination of up to seven metrics, e. Read More

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Flavobacterium agrisoli sp. nov., a novel bacterium isolated from soil.

Arch Microbiol 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

School of Applied Biosciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 41566, Republic of Korea.

A Gram-stain negative, rod shaped, motile by gliding, yellow-pigmented, aerobic bacterium, designated SE-1-e, was isolated from a soil sample collected on Dokdo Island, South Korea. The isolate was characterized taxonomically using a polyphasic approach based on the phenotypic and genomic analyses. The phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that strain SE-1-e belonged to the genus Flavobacterium in the family Flavobacteriaceae and had the highest sequence similarity with Flavobacterium cheongpyeongense IMCC34759 (97. Read More

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Bioenergetic Profiling of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.

Methods Mol Biol 2021 ;2277:391-403

Department of General Pediatrics, Neonatology and Pediatric Cardiology, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Cellular metabolism contributes to cell fate decisions. Bioenergetic profiling can therefore provide considerable insights into cellular identity and specification. Given the current importance of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) for biomedical applications, assessing the bioenergetic properties of hPSCs and derivatives can unveil relevant mechanisms in the context of development biology and molecular disease modeling. Read More

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Plant and soil nitrogen in oligotrophic boreal forest habitats with varying moss depths: does exclusion of large grazers matter?

Oecologia 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Ecology and Genetics Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.

The boreal forest consists of drier sunlit and moister-shaded habitats with varying moss abundance. Mosses control vascular plant-soil interactions, yet they all can also be altered by grazers. We determined how 2 decades of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) exclusion affect feather moss (Pleurozium schreberi) depth, and the accompanying soil N dynamics (total and dissolvable inorganic N, δN), plant foliar N, and stable isotopes (δN, δC) in two contrasting habitats of an oligotrophic Scots pine forest. Read More

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Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Foodborne Pathogen pv. Harboring a Bongkrekic Acid Biosynthesis Gene Cluster.

Front Microbiol 2021 17;12:628538. Epub 2021 May 17.

NHC Key Laboratory of Food Safety Risk Assessment, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Research Unit (2019RU014), China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, Beijing, China.

The environmental bacterium pv. () has been linked to fatal food poisoning cases in Asia and Africa. Bongkrekic acid (BA), a mitochondrial toxin produced by , is thought to be responsible for these outbreaks. Read More

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Biochemical characterization of a recombinant acid phosphatase from Acinetobacter baumannii.

PLoS One 2021 2;16(6):e0252377. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Disease and Department of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America.

Genomic sequence analysis of Acinetobacter baumannii revealed the presence of a putative Acid Phosphatase (AcpA; EC 3.1.3. Read More

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Evaluation of the tone and viscoelastic properties of the masseter muscle in the supine position, and its relation to age and gender.

Dent Med Probl 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey.

Background: The masseter muscle can be evaluated in various ways to examine its condition in healthy individuals or to identify pathological changes in the muscle.

Objectives: This study aimed to examine the tone and viscoelastic parameters of the masseter muscle, which is the focal muscle of various pathologies, to reveal its relationship with age and gender, and to determine the reference values of this muscle in healthy individuals.

Material And Methods: Individuals aged 18-50 years were evaluated. Read More

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