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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724279/alterations-in-striatal-circuits-underlying-addiction-like-behaviors
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Hyun Jin Kim, Joo Han Lee, Kyunghwa Yun, Joung-Hun Kim
Drug addiction is a severe psychiatric disorder characterized by the compulsive pursuit of drugs of abuse despite potential adverse consequences. Although several decades of studies have revealed that psychostimulant use can result in extensive alterations of neural circuits and physiology, no effective therapeutic strategies or medicines for drug addiction currently exist. Changes in neuronal connectivity and regulation occurring after repeated drug exposure contribute to addiction-like behaviors in animal models...
June 30, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723909/reliability-convergent-validity-and-factor-structure-of-the-dass-21-in-a-sample-of-vietnamese-adolescents
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Minh Thi Hong Le, Thach Duc Tran, Sara Holton, Huong Thanh Nguyen, Rory Wolfe, Jane Fisher
OBJECTIVES: To assess the internal consistency, latent structure and convergent validity of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21) among adolescents in Vietnam. METHOD: An anonymous, self-completed questionnaire was conducted among 1,745 high school students in Hanoi, Vietnam between October, 2013 and January, 2014. Confirmatory factor analyses were performed to assess the latent structure of the DASS-21. Factorial invariance between girls and boys was examined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723566/genome-wide-rnai-screen-for-fat-regulatory-genes-in-c-%C3%A2-elegans-identifies-a-proteostasis-ampk-axis-critical-for-starvation-survival
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Christopher M Webster, Elizabeth C Pino, Christopher E Carr, Lianfeng Wu, Ben Zhou, Lucydalila Cedillo, Michael C Kacergis, Sean P Curran, Alexander A Soukas
Organisms must execute metabolic defenses to survive nutrient deprivation. We performed a genome-wide RNAi screen in Caenorhabditis elegans to identify fat regulatory genes indispensable for starvation resistance. Here, we show that opposing proteostasis pathways are principal determinants of starvation survival. Reduced function of cytoplasmic aminoacyl tRNA synthetases (ARS genes) increases fat mass and extends starvation survival, whereas reduced proteasomal function reduces fat and starvation survival. These opposing pathways converge on AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) as the critical effector of starvation defenses...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722775/depression-recognition-and-capacity-for-self-report-among-ethnically-diverse-nursing-homes-residents-evidence-of-disparities-in-screening
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Audrey Chun, Joann P Reinhardt, Mildred Ramirez, Julie M Ellis, Stephanie Silver, Orah Burack, Joseph P Eimicke, Verena Cimarolli, Jeanne A Teresi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine agreement between Minimum Data Set clinician ratings and researcher assessments of depression among ethnically diverse nursing home residents using the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire. BACKGROUND: Although depression is common among nursing homes residents, its recognition remains a challenge. DESIGN: Observational baseline data from a longitudinal intervention study. METHODS: Sample of 155 residents from 12 long-term care units in one US facility; 50 were interviewed in Spanish...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722336/evidence-for-the-modulation-of-nociception-in-mice-by-central-mast-cells
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C L Kissel, K J Kovács, A A Larson
BACKGROUND: Hyperalgesia that develops following nerve ligation corresponds temporally and in magnitude with the number of thalamic mast cells located contralateral to the ligature. We tested the possibility that mast cells modulate nociception centrally, similar to their role in the periphery. METHODS: We examined the central effect of two hyperalgesic compounds that induce mast cell degranulation and of stabilized mast cells using cromolyn. RESULTS: Thermal hyperalgesia (tail flick) induced by nerve growth factor (NGF, a neurotrophic compound) and mechanical hyperalgesia (von Frey) induced by dynorphin A (1-17) (opioid compound) each correlated with the per cent of thalamic mast cells that were degranulated...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722164/a-unifying-explanation-for-variation-in-ozone-sensitivity-among-woody-plants
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Zhaozhong Feng, Patrick Büker, Håkan Pleijel, Lisa Emberson, Per Erik Karlsson, Johan Uddling
Tropospheric ozone is considered the most detrimental air pollutant for vegetation at the global scale, with negative consequences for both provisioning and climate regulating ecosystem services. In spite of recent developments in ozone exposure metrics, from a concentration-based to a more physiologically relevant stomatal flux-based index, large scale ozone risk assessment is still complicated by a large and unexplained variation in ozone sensitivity among tree species. Here we explored whether the variation in ozone sensitivity among woody species can be linked to interspecific variation in leaf morphology...
July 19, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722008/crustal-rheology-controls-on-the-tibetan-plateau-formation-during-india-asia-convergence
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Lin Chen, Fabio A Capitanio, Lijun Liu, Taras V Gerya
The formation of the Tibetan plateau during the India-Asia collision remains an outstanding issue. Proposed models mostly focus on the different styles of Tibetan crustal deformation, yet these do not readily explain the observed variation of deformation and deep structures along the collisional zone. Here we use three-dimensional numerical models to evaluate the effects of crustal rheology on the formation of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogenic system. During convergence, a weaker Asian crust allows strain far north within the upper plate, where a wide continental plateau forms behind the orogeny...
July 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721733/approach-to-the-synthesis-of-2-3-disubstituted-3h-quinazolin-4-ones-mediated-by-ph3p-i2
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Wong Phakhodee, Sirilak Wangngae, Mookda Pattarawarapan
Readily available N-substituted amides or their requisite carboxylic acids or acid chlorides have been used to construct 2,3-disubstituted-3H-quinazolin-4-ones in a one-pot procedure. Key transformation in this convergent approach involves Ph3P-I2-mediated formation of amidine upon condensation of an amide or the intermediate amide with methyl anthranilate. Cyclization of the amidine-tethered anthranilate then affords 2,3-disubstituted-3H-quinazolin-4-ones in good to excellent yields under mild conditions.
July 19, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721557/the-mystery-of-a-missing-bone-revealing-the-orbitosphenoid-in-basal-epicynodontia-cynodontia-therapsida-through-computed-tomography
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Julien Benoit, Sandra C Jasinoski, Vincent Fernandez, Fernando Abdala
The basal non-mammaliaform cynodonts from the late Permian (Lopingian) and Early Triassic are a major source of information for the understanding of the evolutionary origin of mammals. Detailed knowledge of their anatomy is critical for understanding the phylogenetic transition toward mammalness and the paleobiological reconstruction of mammalian precursors. Using micro-computed tomography (μCT), we describe the internal morphology of the interorbital region that includes the rarely fossilized orbitosphenoid elements in four basal cynodonts...
August 2017: Die Naturwissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721495/diversity-and-survival-of-artificial-lifeforms-under-sedimentation-and-random-motion
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Nicolas Glade, Olivier Bastien, Pascal Ballet
Cellular automata are often used to explore the numerous possible scenarios of what could have occurred at the origins of life and before, during the prebiotic ages, when very simple molecules started to assemble and organise into larger catalytic or informative structures, or to simulate ecosystems. Artificial self-maintained spatial structures emerge in cellular automata and are often used to represent molecules or living organisms. They converge generally towards homogeneous stationary soups of still-life creatures...
July 18, 2017: Theory in Biosciences, Theorie in Den Biowissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721460/the-degree-of-shoulder-involvement-in-sports-dosis-scale-is-a-valid-and-responsive-instrumentation-for-shoulder-assessment-in-patients-after-surgery-for-anterior-instability
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Alberto Vascellari, Carlo Ramponi, Davide Venturin, Giulia Ben, Davide Blonna, Nicolò Coletti
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate validity and responsiveness of the Degree of Shoulder Involvement in Sport (DOSIS) scale. METHODS: A web-based survey was developed to test the construct validity of the DOSIS scale. Fifty-three patients with a median age of 33 years (range 17-59) were included in the study. Convergent validity was evaluated by external correlation (Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, r) of the DOSIS with the Brophy-Marx and Tegner activity scales, the Western Ontario shoulder instability index (WOSI), the Simple Shoulder Test (SST), and the Short-Form 36 (SF-36)...
July 18, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720903/pharmacological-modulation-of-5-ht2c-receptor-activity-produces-bidirectional-changes-in-locomotor-activity-responding-for-a-conditioned-reinforcer-and-mesolimbic-da-release-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Caleb J Browne, Xiaodong Ji, Guy A Higgins, Paul J Fletcher, Colin Harvey-Lewis
Converging lines of behavioral, electrophysiological, and biochemical evidence suggest that 5-HT2C receptor signaling may bidirectionally influence reward-related behavior through an interaction with the mesolimbic dopamine (DA) system. Here we directly test this hypothesis by examining how modulating 5-HT2C receptor activity affects DA-dependent behaviors and relate these effects to changes in nucleus accumbens (NAc) DA release. In C57BL/6 mice, locomotor activity and responding for a conditioned reinforcer (CRf), a measure of incentive motivation, were examined following treatment with three 5-HT2C receptor ligands: the agonist CP809101 (0...
June 13, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720811/some-coral-diseases-track-climate-oscillations-in-the-caribbean
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C J Randall, R van Woesik
Disease outbreaks continue to reduce coral populations worldwide. Understanding coral diseases and their relationships with environmental drivers is necessary to forecast disease outbreaks, and to predict future changes in coral populations. Yet, the temporal dynamics of coral diseases are rarely reported. Here we evaluate trends and periodicities in the records of three common coral diseases (white-band disease, yellow-band disease, and dark-spot syndrome) that were surveyed between 1997 and 2014 at 2082 sites throughout the Caribbean...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720713/sensory-processing-of-deep-tissue-nociception-in-the-rat-spinal-cord-and-thalamic-ventrobasal-complex
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Shafaq Sikandar, Steven J West, Stephen B McMahon, David L Bennett, Anthony H Dickenson
Sensory processing of deep somatic tissue constitutes an important component of the nociceptive system, yet associated central processing pathways remain poorly understood. Here, we provide a novel electrophysiological characterization and immunohistochemical analysis of neural activation in the lateral spinal nucleus (LSN). These neurons show evoked activity to deep, but not cutaneous, stimulation. The evoked responses of neurons in the LSN can be sensitized to somatosensory stimulation following intramuscular hypertonic saline, an acute model of muscle pain, suggesting this is an important spinal relay site for the processing of deep tissue nociceptive inputs...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720596/elongator-regulates-hypocotyl-growth-in-darkness-and-during-photomorphogenesis
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Magdalena Woloszynska, Olimpia Gagliardi, Filip Vandenbussche, Steven De Groeve, Luis Alonso Baez, Pia Neyt, Sabine Le Gall, Jorge Fung, Paloma Mas, Dominique Van Der Straeten, Mieke Van Lijsebettens
Elongator promotes RNA polymerase II-mediated transcript elongation through epigenetic activities such as histone acetylation. Elongator regulates growth, development, immune response, sensitivity to drought and abscisic acid. We demonstrate that elo mutants exhibit defective hypocotyl elongation but have a normal apical hook in darkness and are hyposensitive to light during photomorphogenesis. These elo phenotypes are supported by transcriptome changes, i.e. downregulation of circadian clock components, positive regulators of skoto- or photomorphogenesis, hormonal pathways and cell wall biogenesis-related factors...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720556/ecological-momentary-assessment-of-physical-activity-validation-study
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Gregory Knell, Kelley Pettee Gabriel, Michael S Businelle, Kerem Shuval, David W Wetter, Darla E Kendzor
BACKGROUND: Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) may elicit physical activity (PA) estimates that are less prone to bias than traditional self-report measures while providing context. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the convergent validity of EMA-assessed PA compared with accelerometry. METHODS: The participants self-reported their PA using International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and wore an accelerometer while completing daily EMAs (delivered through the mobile phone) for 7 days...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719277/reducing-uncertainty-for-acute-febrile-illness-in-resource-limited-settings-the-current-diagnostic-landscape
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Matthew L Robinson, Yukari C Manabe
AbstractDiagnosing the cause of acute febrile illness in resource-limited settings is important-to give the correct antimicrobials to patients who need them, to prevent unnecessary antimicrobial use, to detect emerging infectious diseases early, and to guide vaccine deployment. A variety of approaches are yielding more rapid and accurate tests that can detect more pathogens in a wider variety of settings. After decades of slow progress in diagnostics for acute febrile illness in resource-limited settings, a wave of converging advancements will enable clinicians in resource-limited settings to reduce uncertainty for the diagnosis of acute febrile illness...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719033/identification-of-driver-copy-number-alterations-in-diverse-cancer-types-and-application-in-drug-repositioning
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Wenbin Zhou, Zhangxiang Zhao, Ruiping Wang, Yue Han, Chengyu Wang, Fan Yang, Ya Han, Haihai Liang, Lishuang Qi, Chenguang Wang, Zheng Guo, Yunyan Gu
Results from numerous studies suggest an important role for somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs) in cancer progression. Our work aimed to identify the drivers (oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes) that reside in recurrently aberrant genomic regions, including a large number of genes or non-coding genes, which remain a challenge for decoding the SCNAs involved in carcinogenesis. Here, we propose a new approach to comprehensively identify drivers, using 8740 cancer samples involving 18 cancer types from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718978/effective-charges-of-ionic-liquid-determined-self-consistently-through-combination-of-molecular-dynamics-simulation-and-density-functional-theory
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Ryosuke Ishizuka, Nobuyuki Matubayasi
A self-consistent scheme combining the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation and density functional theory (DFT) was recently proposed to incorporate the effects of the charge transfer and polarization of ions into non-poralizable force fields of ionic liquids for improved description of energetics and dynamics. The purpose of the present work is to analyze the detailed setups of the MD/DFT scheme by focusing on how the basis set, exchange-correlation (XC) functional, charge-fitting method or force field for the intramolecular and Lennard-Jones interactions affects the MD/DFT results of 1,3-dimethylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide ( [C1mim][NTf2]) and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium glycinate ( [C2mim][Gly])...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718867/-defeated-by-life-validation-of-a-german-version-of-the-defeat-scale-ds-d
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Thomas Forkmann, Jana-Sophie Stenzel, Dajana Rath, Heide Glaesmer, Tobias Teismann
Introduction Defeat and entrapment are transdiagnostic constructs that play an important role in the development of depression, anxiety, suicidality and trauma-associated mental disorders. The present study aimed at presenting and validating a first German version of the Defeat-Scale (DS-d). Material and methods Through a web-based survey, N=480 participants were recruited (74% female; MAge=28.5, SDAge=11.1, Range: 18-80 years); 14.2% reported to currently suffer from a mental disorder, 8.5% reported at least one lifetime suicide attempt...
June 29, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
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