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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937531/median-effective-dose-of-intranasal-dexmedetomidine-sedation-for-transthoracic-echocardiography-examination-in-postcardiac-surgery-and-normal-children-an-up-and-down-sequential-allocation-trial
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Yang Liu, Qing Yu, Mang Sun, Shangyingying Li, Jing Zhang, Yao Lei, Chaofeng Li, Fei Yang, Shengfen Tu
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has been used for sedation in young infants and children undergoing transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). The median effective dose of intranasal DEX has not been described for postcardiac surgery children. Postcardiac surgery children could require more DEX to achieve satisfactory sedation for TTE examination than children suspected of congenital heart disease. OBJECTIVES: To study whether postcardiac surgery children need a larger dose of DEX for TTE than normal children...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933501/agotf-catalyzed-sequential-synthesis-of-4-isoquinolones-via-oxidative-ring-opening-of-aziridines-and-aza-michael-addition
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Siyang Xing, Hong Cui, Nan Gu, Ying Li, Kui Wang, Dawei Tian, Jiajing Qin, Qiaoyang Liu
An efficient AgOTf-catalyzed sequential reaction involving the oxidative ring-opening of aziridines by DMSO and aza-Michael addition has been developed. A series of 2,3-dihydro-4(1H)-isoquinolones were afforded in moderate to good yields by the formation of one new C[double bond, length as m-dash]O bond and one new C-N bond. The features of this sequential reaction include high bonding efficiency, use of a catalytic amount of catalysts, a broad substrate scope and mild conditions. This methodology provides a good choice for constructing the libraries of 2,3-dihydro-4(1H)-isoquinolones...
September 21, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933027/learning-directed-acyclic-graphs-from-large-scale-genomics-data
#3
Fabio Nikolay, Marius Pesavento, George Kritikos, Nassos Typas
In this paper, we consider the problem of learning the genetic interaction map, i.e., the topology of a directed acyclic graph (DAG) of genetic interactions from noisy double-knockout (DK) data. Based on a set of well-established biological interaction models, we detect and classify the interactions between genes. We propose a novel linear integer optimization program called the Genetic-Interactions-Detector (GENIE) to identify the complex biological dependencies among genes and to compute the DAG topology that matches the DK measurements best...
September 20, 2017: EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932862/tailored-release-of-triiodothyronine-and-retinoic-acid-from-a-spatio-temporally-fabricated-nanofiber-composite-instigating-neuronal-differentiation
#4
Aishwarya Satish, Purna Sai Korrapati
Regeneration of the central and peripheral nervous system is challenging since the functional restoration of injured nerves is an incredible task. The fabrication of an ideal nerve guide that fulfills the requirement to regenerate nerve tissue is a herculean challenge requiring a combination of both biochemical and topographical cues. The present study explores the combinatorial effect of aligned nanofibers and the regulated delivery of triiodothyronine and retinoic acid on nerve regeneration. A sequential release mechanism is adopted in fabricating the nanofiber scaffold, with triiodothyronine incorporated into the nanofiber shell ensuring its prior release, followed by retinoic acid (entrapped within zein nanoparticles) from the core...
September 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931330/sequential-molecular-changes-and-dynamic-oxidative-stress-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-carcinogenesis
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Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kenji Ogawa, Naoki Kawahara, Kana Iwai, Emiko Niiro, Sachiko Morioka, Yuki Yamada
The mechanism of high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) development remains elusive. This review outlines recent advances in the understanding of sequential molecular changes associated with the development of HGSC, as well as describes oxidative stress-induced genomic instability and carcinogenesis. This article reviews the English-language literature between 2005 and 2017. Clinicopathological features analysis provide a sequential progression of fallopian tubal epithelium to precursor lesions to type 2 HGSC...
September 21, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930314/concerted-double-proton-transfer-electron-transfer-between-catechol-and-superoxide-radical-anion
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Jorge Quintero-Saumeth, David A Rincón, Markus Doerr, Martha C Daza
We have carried out a computational study on the reactivity of catechol (1,2-dihydroxybenzene) towards superoxide radical anion (O2˙(-)) in water, N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), pentyl ethanoate (PEA) and vacuum using density functional theory and the coupled cluster method. Five reaction mechanisms were studied: (i) sequential proton transfer followed by hydrogen atom transfer (PT-HT), (ii) sequential hydrogen atom transfer followed by proton transfer (HT-PT), (iii) single electron transfer (SET), (iv) radical adduct formation (RAF) and (v) concerted double proton-transfer electron-transfer (denoted as global reaction, GR)...
September 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928192/a-pragmatic-group-sequential-placebo-controlled-randomised-trial-to-determine-the-effectiveness-of-glyceryl-trinitrate-for-retained-placenta-got-it-a-study-protocol
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Fiona C Denison, John Norrie, Julia Lawton, Jane E Norman, Graham Scotland, Gladys C McPherson, Alison McDonald, Mark Forrest, Jemma Hudson, Jane Brewin, Mathilde Peace, Cynthia Clarkson, Sheonagh Brook-Smith, Susan Morrow, Nina Hallowell, Laura Hodges, Kathryn F Carruthers
INTRODUCTION: A retained placenta is diagnosed when the placenta is not delivered following delivery of the baby. It is a major cause of postpartum haemorrhage and treated by the operative procedure of manual removal of placenta (MROP). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The aim of this pragmatic, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind UK-wide trial, with an internal pilot and nested qualitative research to adjust strategies to refine delivery of the main trial, is to determine whether sublingual glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) is (or is not) clinically and cost-effective for (medical) management of retained placenta...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927599/design-and-fabrication-of-a-chitosan-hydrogel-with-gradient-structures-via-a-step-by-step-cross-linking-process
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Yongxiang Xu, Shenpo Yuan, Jianmin Han, Hong Lin, Xuehui Zhang
The development of scaffolds to mimic the gradient structure of natural tissue is an important consideration for effective tissue engineering. In the present study, a physical cross-linking chitosan hydrogel with gradient structures was fabricated via a step-by-step cross-linking process using sodium tripolyphosphate and sodium hydroxide as sequential cross-linkers. Chitosan hydrogels with different structures (single, double, and triple layers) were prepared by modifying the gelling process. The properties of the hydrogels were further adjusted by varying the gelling conditions, such as gelling time, pH, and composition of the crosslinking solution...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923402/synergistic-chemo-photodynamic-therapy-by-big-small-combo-nanoparticles-sequential-release-system
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Li Fan, Saisai Zhao, Xin Jin, Yongsheng Zhang, Chaojun Song, Hong Wu
Chemo-photodynamic combination has been manifested great potential for synergistic cancer therapy. Moreover, the synergistic efficacy could be significantly enhanced by well designed sequential release manner of photosensitizers (PSs). Here we propose a "Big & small combo nanoparticles (NPbig&small)" system for double loading PSs methylene blue (MB) and single absorbing chemotherapeutics drug Gemcitabine hydrochloride (GM(.)HCl). The "grown-in" MB from NPbig&small show two-peak sequential release profile, significantly improve the absorbed chemo therapeutic efficacy of GM(...
September 15, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921968/automated-solid-phase-click-synthesis-of-oligonucleotide-conjugates-from-small-molecules-to-diverse-n-acetylgalactosamine-clusters
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Valentina M Farzan, Egor A Ulashchik, Yury V Martynenko-Makaev, Maksim V Kvach, Ilya Olegovich Aparin, Vladimir A Brylev, Tatiana A Prikazchikova, Svetlana Yu Maklakova, Alexander G Majouga, Alexey V Ustinov, German A Shipulin, Vadim V Shmanai, Vladimir A Korshun, Timofei S Zatsepin
We developed a novel technique for efficient conjugation of oligonucleotides with various alkyl azides (fluorescent dyes, biotin, cholesterol, GalNAc, etc.) using CuAAC on solid phase and CuI·P(OEt)3 as a catalyst. Conjugation is carried out in an oligonucleotide synthesizer in fully automated mode and is coupled to oligonucleotide synthesis and on-column deprotection. We also suggest a set of reagents for the construction of diverse conjugates. The sequential double click procedure using a pentaerythritol-derived tetraazide followed by the addition of a GalNAc or tris-GalNAc alkyne gives oligonucleotide-GalNAc dendrimer conjugates in good yields with minimal excess of sophisticated alkyne reagents...
September 18, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918948/firing-of-replication-origins-frees-dbf4-cdc7-to-target-eco1-for-destruction
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Agustin I Seoane, David O Morgan
Robust progression through the cell-division cycle depends on the precisely ordered phosphorylation of hundreds of different proteins by cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) and other kinases. The order of CDK substrate phosphorylation depends on rising CDK activity, coupled with variations in substrate affinities for different CDK-cyclin complexes and the opposing phosphatases [1-4]. Here, we address the ordering of substrate phosphorylation by a second major cell-cycle kinase, Cdc7-Dbf4 or Dbf4-dependent kinase (DDK)...
September 12, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918480/sgs1-helicase-is-required-for-efficient-pcna-monoubiquitination-and-translesion-dna-synthesis-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Fangfang Li, Lindsay G Ball, Li Fan, Michelle Hanna, Wei Xiao
DNA-damage tolerance (DDT) is employed by eukaryotes to deal with replication blocks on the template strand, and is divided into two parallel pathways that are activated by sequential ubiquitination of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) at the Lys164 residue. Rad6-Rad18-mediated PCNA monoubiquitination promotes translesion DNA synthesis (TLS) and the monoubiquitinated PCNA can be further polyubiquitinated by an Mms2-Ubc13-Rad5 complex, leading to error-free lesion bypass. We previously reported that the DNA helicase Sgs1 is required for error-free lesion bypass, probably through the double-Holliday junction migration and subsequent resolution...
September 16, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918083/topical-fluorometholone-treatment-and-desiccating-stress-change-inflammatory-protein-expression-in-tears
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Janika Nättinen, Antti Jylhä, Ulla Aapola, Amalia Enríquez-de-Salamanca, José Pinto-Fraga, Alberto López-Miguel, María J González-García, Michael E Stern, Margarita Calonge, Lei Zhou, Matti Nykter, Hannu Uusitalo, Roger Beuerman
PURPOSE: It was hypothesized that tear protein biomarkers could predict the effects of topical steroid treatment and desiccating stress in patients with dry eye disease (DED). To test this concept, a randomized, double-masked, controlled clinical trial with 41 patients was conducted. METHODS: The patients were treated topically with either 0.1% fluorometholone (FML) or polyvinyl alcohol (PA). Tear samples were collected using 1 μl glass capillaries at recruitment into the study and after a 3-week treatment period, both before and after 2 h exposure to desiccating stress, in a controlled environment chamber...
September 13, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914976/haloperidol-versus-5-ht3-receptor-antagonists-for-postoperative-vomiting-and-qtc-prolongation-a-noninferiority-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Preet Mohinder Singh, Anuradha Borle, Jeetinder Kaur Makkar, Anjan Trikha, David Fish, Ashish Sinha
Haloperidol is an antipsychotic with well-known antiemetic potential. It is underutilized for postoperative nausea vomiting due to reported corrected QT interval (QTc) prolongation. This meta-analysis evaluates its safety and efficacy as an antiemetic in the perioperative period. Trials comparing haloperidol to 5-HT3 -receptor antagonists (5-HT3 -RA) for 24 postoperative vomiting incidences published up to May 2017 were searched in the medical database. Comparisons were made for antiemetic efficiency variables (vomiting incidence, rescue antiemetic need, and patients with complete response) during early (until 6 hours) and late postoperative phases...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914798/genome-instability-and-%C3%AE-h2ax
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REVIEW
Anastasios Georgoulis, Constantinos E Vorgias, George P Chrousos, Emmy P Rogakou
γH2AX has emerged in the last 20 years as a central player in the DDR (DNA damage response), with specificity for DSBs (double-strand breaks). Upon the generation of DSBs, γ-phosphorylation extends along megabase-long domains in chromatin, both sides of the damage. The significance of this mechanism is of great importance; it depicts a biological amplification mechanism where one DSB induces the γ-phosphorylation of thousands of H2AX molecules along megabaselong domains of chromatin, that are adjusted to the sites of DSBs...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913879/short-t2-imaging-using-a-3d-double-adiabatic-inversion-recovery-prepared-ultrashort-echo-time-cones-3d-dir-ute-cones-sequence
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Ya-Jun Ma, Yanchun Zhu, Xing Lu, Michael Carl, Eric Y Chang, Jiang Du
PURPOSE: To investigate high contrast imaging of short T2 tissues with a three-dimensional double adiabatic inversion recovery prepared ultrashort echo time Cones (3D DIR-UTE-Cones) sequence. METHODS: The sequence used two sequential adiabatic inversion pulses to suppress signals from long T2 tissues, followed by multispoke UTE acquisition to detect signals from short T2 tissues. The two adiabatic inversion pulses are identical with a center frequency located at the water peak, but the spectral width is broad enough to cover both water and fat frequencies...
September 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910986/elimination-of-the-last-reactions-in-ergosterol-biosynthesis-alters-the-resistance-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-to-multiple-stresses
#17
Guodong Liu, Yun Chen, Nils J Færgeman, Jens Nielsen
The sterol composition of membranes is known to influence many phenotypes of yeast. However, a systematic study of the relationship between sterol composition and stress resistances has not been conducted. Here, we therefore constructed single or double gene deletion mutants of the last four enzymes in ergosterol biosynthesis in a prototrophic genetic background of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Identification of the sterol composition of these mutants revealed a high flexibility of the sterol-processing steps instead of the previously proposed sequential conversion...
September 1, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910196/effect-of-alpinia-galanga-on-mental-alertness-and-sustained-attention-with-or-without-caffeine-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
#18
Shalini Srivastava, Mark Mennemeier, Surekha Pimple
OBJECTIVE: Although Alpinia galanga has been reported to improve cognitive performance in animals, it has not been thoroughly studied for its potential psychostimulant effect in humans. A randomized, double-dummy, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study was conducted to determine the effect of A galanga on mental alertness and sustained attention in comparison with caffeine and placebo in participants with a habitual caffeine intake. METHODS: Fifty-nine participants (18-40 years and body mass index of ≥18...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903775/nonclinical-and-clinical-pharmacology-evidence-for-cardiovascular-safety-of-saxagliptin
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REVIEW
Pia S Pollack, Kristina D Chadwick, David M Smith, Martin Billger, Boaz Hirshberg, Nayyar Iqbal, David W Boulton
BACKGROUND: In the Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (SAVOR) trial in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) at high risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease, saxagliptin did not increase the risk for major CV adverse events. However, there was an unexpected imbalance in events of hospitalization for heart failure (hHF), one of six components of the secondary CV composite endpoint, with a greater number of events observed with saxagliptin...
September 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901130/sequential-feature-density-doubling-for-ultraviolet-plasmonics
#20
Michael P Knudson, Alexander J Hryn, Mark D Huntington, Teri W Odom
Production of nanostructures with sub-200-nm periodicities over cm2-scale areas is challenging using standard patterning approaches. This paper demonstrates a scalable technique for feature-density doubling that can generate nanopatterned lines with periodicities down to 100 nm covering >3 cm2. We developed a process based on controlled wet over-etching of atomic-layered deposited alumina to tune feature sizes down to several nm in the alumina masking layer. These features transferred into silicon served as masters for template-striping aluminum nano-gratings with three different periodicities...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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