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Para la troika con Merkel

Para la troika con Merkel al frente era necesario poner a Tsipras y al gobierno de Syriza en su lugar tanto más que Primer Ministro Griego había convocado el 28 de junio de 2015 al pueblo griego a un referéndum sobre el contenido de la proposición de la troika. Los acreedores se vengaron cerrando los bancos e imponiendo un control de capitales. A pesar de las amenazas de Merkel y de los políticos europeos que se deshonraron multiplicando sus declaraciones destinadas a aterrorizar los electores griegos, de que el gobierno griego Anti-diabetic Compound Library no sostuvo vigorosamente el no y de la campaña de intimidación de los canales de televisión griegos, el no sale vencedor el 5 de julio con un magnífico resultado de 61.5%. Dicha victoria representaba una revuelta popular visceral contra el sufrimiento engendrado por un programa económico. Cuando el pueblo griego se alzó y dijo “no”, las represalias se volvieron más fuertes y el gobierno se arrodilló. En estas condiciones de acoso, el gobierno había llegado a la conclusión de que no había otra solución que la rendición: los allegados al Primer ministro no mostraron la misma valentía que su electorado. En septiembre de 2015, el Dr Schäuble y el Eurogrupo provocaron la caída del gobierno de la izquierda radical asfixiándola por medio de la austeridad fiscal lo suficiente para que el Primer Ministro Alexis Tsipras capitulara abiertamente, la deuda griega alcanzara nuevas cimas a partir de un nivel ya muy elevado, Amanecer Dorado aumentara su representación en el parlamento de Atenas, la sociedad perdiera la voluntad de reformarse y sobre todo la democracia griega fuera gravemente herida. El Parlamento griego surgido de las elecciones de septiembre votó (“con el puñal en el pecho” según la expresión de Tsipras) para que el control del Estado fuera abandonado al ejército de burócratas de Bruselas, Fráncfort y Berlín. Estos exigieron de nuevo la implementación de la integralidad de las políticas públicas contra las cuales los griegos se rebelaron en enero de 2015 y que de nuevo rechazaron con una aplastante mayoría en el referéndum de principios de julio. Así, lejos de constituir una nación europea orgullosa y autónoma, Grecia se aparenta cada vez más a un régimen Anti-diabetic Compound Library donde todo texto de ley “significativo” tiene que contar con el aval de las instituciones (la tristemente célebre “troika”) o en el mejor de los casos se parece a una de esas dependencias neocoloniales que Estados Unidos conservan en el Caribe. Los ciudadanos griegos fueron desposeídos de sus derechos y su territorio “modernizado” contra su voluntad. La austeridad como credo y como única alternativa llevará “a incumplir los sucesivos compromisos que se habían contraído en los tratados europeos en materia de mejora de los niveles de vida y de inclusión social, y a cyclin punto estuvo de abocarnos a la desintegración no solo del proyecto europeo de posguerra, sino de economías y sociedades enteras”.
A finales de 2012, los dos programas de “salvamento” de Grecia habían acabado la transferencia a los contribuyentes europeos de las pérdidas privada potenciales, poniendo a los bancos europeos al abrigo del drama griego. Con la entrada en vigor de la qe, se sabía que Draghi podía imprimir hasta entre 70 y 80 mil millones de euros por mes para comprar las obligaciones de los Estados en dificultad presupuestal (dejando fuera Grecia). Esto jugó el papel de amortiguador del choque suplementario en los mercados financieros y le permitió al Eurogrupo y al bce cerrar los bancos griegos sin que se produjera ningún pánico en los mercados de obligaciones. Una política que supuestamente debía atacar la deflación en toda Europa –concluye Varoufakis– comenzó por excluir al país que tenía mayor necesidad de su terapia (Grecia), estrangulando a su gobierno recientemente elegido porque había osado cuestionar el programa de austeridad y la deuda insostenible que era la causa de la depresión. En estas condiciones no debe sorprender que el desplome de Grecia haya sido mucho más profundo que el de los otros países de la zona euro. Habiendo sido el primero en caer tras el crac de 2008, Grecia se convirtió en el laboratorio de la troika. La deuda publica la más insoportable de la zona euro fue tratada con el más grande de los préstamos acompañado de la austeridad más terrible. Lo que ha estado haciendo Grecia desde hace varios años no ha provocado la reactivación económica ni impedido el incumplimiento de la deuda. El resultado de la austeridad ha sido un fracaso desastroso: cerca de un tercio de los ingresos y los empleos perdidos, un crecimiento fenomenal de la deuda y el ascenso de organizaciones racistas y ultranacionalistas como Amanecer Dorado que entró al parlamento convirtiéndose en la tercera fuerza. Así es que cuando la troika pasó a ocuparse de otros países en dificultad en la zona euro (Irlanda, Portugal, España e Italia) temiendo por su sobrevivencia, les aplicó una austeridad netamente más ligera.

In spite of systematic efforts however the previously identified

In spite of systematic efforts, however, the previously identified and characterized yeast Cdc34p E2 ub-conjugating enzyme, which is a component of the tombusvirus replicase with pro-viral functions (Li et al., 2008), has not yet been confirmed in plants due to the lack of obvious ortholog(s). Therefore, we continued our search to find an E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme from plants that is a component of the tombusvirus replicase with pro-viral functions. Our search was facilitated by the previous identification of a second E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme from yeast, called Rad6p, which has an ortholog in plants, called Ubc2p (Qin, 2013; Strzalka et al., 2013; Xu et al., 2009). Accordingly, in this paper, we demonstrate similar characteristics for Rad6p/Ubc2p to Cdc34p, including (i) direct binding to the p33 replication protein in the MYTH assay; (ii) Co-purification of Rad6p/Ubc2p with the tombusvirus replicase from membrane fractions; (iii) Pro-viral function in tombusvirus replication, based on Anti-diabetic Compound Library of RAD6 in yeast or knockdown of UBC2 in N. benthamiana led to diminished tombusvirus RNA accumulation; (iv) Reduced level of p33 mono- and bi-ubiquitinylation when RAD6 has been deleted; (v) direct ubiquitination of recombinant p33 with purified Rad6p and AtUbc2p; (vi) Complementation of p33 mono- and bi-ubiquitinylation and TBSV repRNA accumulation in rad6Δ yeast expressing Rad6p or AtUbc2p from plasmids; (vii) Over-expression of AtUbc2p and Rad6p increased TBSV repRNA accumulation in wt yeast; (viii) Increased level of Anti-diabetic Compound Library TBSV RNA synthesis with purified replicase from yeast expressing Rad6p/Ubc2p; and (ix) a ~3-fold increase in TBSV RNA replication in CFEs containing Rad6p/Ubc2p. All these data point at the important role of the plant Ubc2p and, similarly, the yeast Rad6p E2 ub-conjugating enzymes in tombusvirus replication in plants, yeast and in vitro.
Based on the similar activities of Rad6p and Cdc34p (i.e., both are E2 ub-conjugating enzymes) on ubiquitinylation of p33 replication protein, we propose that Rad6p and the plant Ubc2p mono- and bi-ubiquitinate the viral replication proteins in order to facilitate the recruitment of the cellular ESCRT proteins via binding to Vps23p (Tsg101 in mammals) ESCRT-I protein and Bro1p (ALIX in mammals) ESCRT-accessory protein (Barajas and Nagy, 2010). These events then lead to subversion of the cellular ESCRT machinery consisting of additional ESCRT-I and ESCRT-III components and Vps4p AAA+ ATPase (Barajas et al., 2009a, 2014; Barajas and Nagy, 2010). These cellular ESCRT proteins are likely involved in membrane bending/invagination and viral spherule formation during the assembly of the membrane-bound tombusvirus replicase complexes (Barajas et al., 2009a, 2014; Barajas and Nagy, 2010). In support of the above model, co-purification experiments showed that Rad6p is involved in promoting the subversion of Vps23p and Vps4p ESCRT proteins for viral replicase complex assembly.
Protein ubiquitination and the ubiquitin proteosome system (UPS) play a role in many viral infections by targeting viral proteins for degradation or for modification that leads to altered viral protein functions (Alcaide-Loridan and Jupin, 2012; Okumura et al., 2006; Shackelford and Pagano, 2005). Viruses also usurp UPS to target host antiviral proteins for degradation to facilitate viral infections. Viral proteins could also reverse protein ubiquitination that likely regulate viral infections (Alcaide-Loridan and Jupin, 2012; Chenon et al., 2012; Lindner, 2007; Lombardi et al., 2013).

Materials and methods

Acknowledgments
The authors thank to Dr. C. Boone (U. Toronto) for Cdc34 yeast. This work was supported by a grant for Overseas Researcher from Nihon University to Y. I. and by NSF (MCB 1122039) to PDN.

Background
While current antiretroviral therapies prolong the lifespan of people living with HIV/AIDS, they fail to completely clear the virus reservoir, resulting in a chronic infection (Ketseoglou et al., 2014; Kumar et al., 2014; Li et al., 2012). These antiretroviral regimens also have significant side effects, including lipodystrophy, hyperglycemia, renal dysfunction, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease (Carr and Cooper, 2000; Kalayjian et al., 2012; Max and Sherer, 2000; Towner et al., 2012). Due to side effects as well as the common problem of drug resistance, novel antiretrovirals are needed to offer new treatment options. With exception of CCR5 antagonists and other entry inhibitors, current HIV-1 drug regimens only target the viral enzymes.

The plaquing efficiency of SP was lower on C

The plaquing efficiency of SP6 was lower on C2 and C3 strains than on B and D serogroups. This was true even when the phage stock was produced from a C2 host strain, indicating that it is unlikely to be caused by a host modification to the DNA. This could be explained by differences in adsorption to the different O-antigens and/or different levels of O-antigen expression on a given bacterial isolate.
The fact that R-type pyocins can be retargeted to Salmonella enterica using an SP6 tailspikes illustrates the flexibility of this bactericidal platform. It also supports the idea that the primary spectrum determinant of these Myoviridae-like tail structures is the receptor binding protein (tailspikes and tail fibers) and that the general mechanism of killing by R-type pyocin is less specific, showing bactericidal activity against a wide range of Enterobacteriaceae, provided the appropriate receptor binding function is present. This platform can be used as a tool to directly examine phage tailspike and other receptor binding functions separate from other aspects of phage biology that influence host range. Together the two pyocin constructs described here kill serogroups B, D, and C2/3. Jones et al. (2008) reported that the top five human disease isolates consist of typhimurium, enteritidis, newport, heidelberg, and javiana, all of which are killed by one of the two engineered R-type pyocins. This combination could potentially be used as an anti-Salmonella agent in animal health and food safety applications.

Materials and methods
Salmonella strains were propagated in Luria Broth (LB) at 37°C with 250rpm shaking. SP6 phage stocks were prepared by growing the host strain in LB (1/5 flask volume) to an OD600 of ~0.2 and adding phage at an MOI of 0.1, the cultures were allowed to lyse overnight. Cell debris was removed by centrifugation (25,000×g) and the lysates were passed through 0.2µM Anti-diabetic Compound Library acetate filters. Plaque assays were performed as previously described (Scholl et al., 2001) Briefly phage stocks were diluted serially in LB medium, 100µl of each dilution was added to 200µl of logarithmically growing cells (OD~0.5–1.0). This was added to molten, tempered 0.5% overlay agar (LB) and poured onto a 1.5% LB agar plate. They were incubated at 37°C overnight and plaques were enumerated the following day.
To generate AvR2-SP47, gene 47 encoding amino acids 10–495 was amplified from an agar plug of SP6 using primers 5′-cctttcaagcttacacagtggttgcaacctgc-3′ and 5′-cctcccgaattctcacttgaatatgtagctgccag-3′, which contain HindIII and EcoR1 sites respectively. The product was cloned directly into plasmid DG100 (Williams et al., 2008) digested with HindIII/EcoRI to create plasmid DG268. DG268 was transformed into P. aeuruginosa strain MΔ, which is derived from PAO1 but deleted of the wild type R2 pyocin tail fiber gene, prf15 (see Williams et al., 2008). To generate AvR2-SP46, gene 46 was amplified using primers 5′-ttcgtctcgcgcgtttctatgacaaacctctcaaagg-3′ and 5′-atgcttccggctcgtagtcttctccgccattctgat-3′. The product was digested with BsmBI (primer was designed to leave a HindIII compatible end) and EcoRI and cloned into DG100 to generate DG263. This was transformed into the production strain as above. The engineered bacteriocins were expressed and purified as described in Williams et al. (2008). SDS gels (4–20% Tris-glycine) of 5µg of the purified particles are shown in Fig. 2.
Bactericidal activity was assessed by the spot method. Diluted bacteriocin (in LB medium) was directly spotted onto a set, seeded 0.5% LB agar overlay lawn, and the spots were allowed to absorb into the surface. The plates were then incubated overnight at 37°C. Zones of clearing at the location of the spot application indicate bactericidal activity.

Acknowledgements
This work was funded in part by NIAID, NIH grant 5R21AI085318. We thank Richard Calendar and Jeff Miller for helpful discussions and comments.

Fig Evolution of solution toxicity in terms

Fig. 8. Evolution of solution toxicity in terms of inhibition of the luminescence of Vibrio fischeri bacteria after 15 min of exposure during the electrolysis of 0.2 mM SMT solution in 0.05 mM Na2SO4 at pH 3.0 and 300 mA with of 2.0 g L?1 pyrite, using BDD/carbon-felt cell.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (98 K)Download as PowerPoint slide
4. Conclusions
The potentiality of the natural mineral pyrite as a sustainable catalyst for the electro-Fenton process has been demonstrated. Pyrite is capable of providing appropriate amount of soluble Fe2+ ions for the production of OH from Fenton reaction, with parallel regulation of pH of the solution to about 3, which is the optimal value for the EF process. The application of Pyrite-EF process resulted in an increase of the mineralization efficiency in comparison to classic EF: 95% and 87% mineralization degrees were attained by Pyrite-EF-BDD and Pyrite-EF-Pt, respectively, while 90% and 83% TOC removal degrees were obtained by classic EF-BDD and EF-Pt, respectively. It was confirmed that the use of BDD anode leads to greater mineralization efficiencies than the use of a Pt one during both Pyrite-EF and classic EF processes. The decay of SMT concentration during Anti-diabetic Compound Library treatment always verified a pseudo-first-order reaction kinetics and an absolute rate constant of 1.87 × 109 M?1 s?1 was determined accordingly. The identification of aromatic intermediates, short-chain carboxylic acids, as well as inorganic ions permitted the proposal of a mineralization pathway for the Anti-diabetic Compound Library of SMT by OH. Moreover, toxicity assessments during Pyrite-EF process evidenced the formation of intermediates more toxic than SMT itself. Nevertheless, these intermediates are destructed during electrolysis reaching detoxification of the SMT solution at the end of Pyrite-EF treatment. These results highlight the potential of pyrite as heterogeneous catalyst for EF process because its use overcomes the limitations of the classical process, increasing both its efficiency and sustainability.
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Keywords
16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing; Bacterial population; Sample contamination control; Seawater desalination; Reverse osmosis; Membrane based drinking water production
Abbreviations
bTEFAP, bacterial tag-encoded FLX amplicon pyrosequencing; BWRO, brackish water reverse osmosis; DPD, N, N-Diethyl P-Phenylenediamine; LSI, Langelier saturation index; NTU, nephelometric turbidity units; OTU, operational taxonomic units; PCoA, principal coordinate analysis; RO, reverse osmosis; SBS, sodium bisulphite; SWRO, seawater reverse osmosis; SD, standard deviation; TOC, total organic carbon; UwUnF, unweighted UniFrac; WUnF, weighted UniFrac
1. Introduction
In coastal areas around the world seawater desalination is becoming increasingly important as a source of drinking water. The total desalination capacity worldwide using reverse osmosis (RO) membrane technology is the largest compared to other desalination processes including multistage flash distillation, multiple-effect distillation, vapor compression, and electrodialysis. The global RO capacity is continuously increasing with time (Ghaffour et al., 2013). In addition, the strong reduction with time in the costs of membrane-based desalination has enabled many countries to implement desalination for potable water supply.