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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453780/variation-in-maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-genes-influence-response-to-interventions-for-diabetes-prevention
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Liana K Billings, Kathleen A Jablonski, A Sofia Warner, Yu-Chien Cheng, Jarred B McAteer, Laura Tipton, Alan R Shuldiner, David A Ehrmann, Alisa K Manning, Dana Dabelea, Paul W Franks, Steven E Kahn, Toni I Pollin, William C Knowler, David Altshuler, Jose C Florez
CONTEXT: Variation in genes that cause Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) has been associated with diabetes incidence and glycemic traits. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine whether genetic variation in MODY genes leads to differential responses to insulin-sensitizing interventions. DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized clinical trial, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), involving 27 U...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445413/identification-of-highly-specific-scfvs-against-total-adiponectin-for-diagnostic-purposes
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Peter Wilton, Michael Steidel, Gabriele Krczal, Iris Hermanns, Andreas Pfützner, Alisa Konnerth, Kajohn Boonrod
Adiponectin is one of the most abundant adipokines secreted from adipose tissue. It acts as an endogenous insulin sensitizer and plasma concentrations are inversely correlated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. A decrease in plasma adiponectin levels normally indicates increased hormonal activity of the visceral lipid tissue, which is associated with decreased insulin sensitivity. It may therefore be considered a valuable biomarker for elucidating the underlying deteriorations resulting in type 2 diabetes and macrovascular disease...
April 26, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437792/phase-plate-cryo-em-structure-of-a-class-b-gpcr-g-protein-complex
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Yi-Lynn Liang, Maryam Khoshouei, Mazdak Radjainia, Yan Zhang, Alisa Glukhova, Jeffrey Tarrasch, David M Thal, Sebastian G B Furness, George Christopoulos, Thomas Coudrat, Radostin Danev, Wolfgang Baumeister, Laurence J Miller, Arthur Christopoulos, Brian K Kobilka, Denise Wootten, Georgios Skiniotis, Patrick M Sexton
Class B G-protein-coupled receptors are major targets for the treatment of chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity. Here we report the structure of a full-length class B receptor, the calcitonin receptor, in complex with peptide ligand and heterotrimeric Gαsβγ protein determined by Volta phase-plate single-particle cryo-electron microscopy. The peptide agonist engages the receptor by binding to an extended hydrophobic pocket facilitated by the large outward movement of the extracellular ends of transmembrane helices 6 and 7...
April 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436924/harnessing-the-promise-of-moral-distress-a-call-for-re-orientation
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Alisa Carse, Cynda Hylton Rushton
Despite over three decades of research into the sources and costs of what has become an "epidemic" of moral distress among healthcare professionals, spanning many clinical disciplines and roles, there has been little significant progress in effectively addressing moral distress. We believe the persistent sense of frustration, helplessness, and despair still dominating the clinical moral distress narrative signals a need for re-orientation in the way moral distress is understood and worked with. Most fundamentally, moral distress reveals moral investment and energy...
2017: Journal of Clinical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414091/cytokeratin-5-6-expression-prognosis-and-association-with-er-%C3%AE-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-carcinoma
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Eliane Tabea Taube, Carsten Denkert, Jalid Sehouli, Ulrike Unger, Catarina Alisa Kunze, Jan Budczies, Manfred Dietel, Elena Braicu, Silvia Darb-Esfahani
High-grade serous ovarian carcinoma remains one of the most lethal malignancies in females. For histopathological differentiation from mesothelioma cytokeratin, 5/6 immunohistochemistry is widely used. Another preferred marker for differential diagnosis to mesothelioma is ER-α. In this study, we determined the rate of cytokeratin 5/6 positive cells in primary high-grade serous carcinoma. A cohort of 215 patients with high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma was evaluated immunohistochemically for the protein expression of cytokeratin 5/6...
April 13, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406859/visual-acuity-improvement-when-switching-from-ranibizumab-to-aflibercept-is-not-sustained
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Cecilia S Lee, Alisa J Kim, Douglas Baughman, Catherine Egan, Clare Bailey, Robert L Johnston, Salim Natha, Rehna Khan, Christopher Brand, Toks Akerele, Martin McKibbin, Louise Downey, Saher Al-Husainy, Aaron Y Lee, Adnan Tufail
PURPOSE: To assess whether visual benefits exist in switching to aflibercept in patients who have been chronically treated with ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: A multicenter, national, electronic medical record database study was performed. Patients undergoing six continuous monthly ranibizumab injections and then switched to continuous aflibercept were matched to those on continuous ranibizumab therapy. Matching was performed in a 2:1 ratio and based on visual acuity 6 months before and at the time of the switch, and the number of previous ranibizumab injections...
April 11, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401164/dental-age-in-orthodontic-patients-with-different-skeletal-patterns
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Tomislav Lauc, Enita Nakaš, Melina Latić-Dautović, Vildana Džemidžić, Alisa Tiro, Ivana Rupić, Mirjana Kostić, Ivan Galić
Objective. To evaluate the difference between chronological and dental age, calculated by Willems and Cameriere methods, in various skeletal patterns according to Steiner's ANB Classification. Methods. This retrospective cross-sectional study comprised the sample of 776 participants aged between 7 and 15 years (368 males and 408 females). For each participant, panoramic images (OPT) and laterolateral cephalograms (LC) were collected from the medical database. On LC ANB angle was measured; on OPT dental age (DA) was calculated while chronological age (CA) and sex were recorded...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398839/foundational-and-translational-research-opportunities-to-improve-plant-health
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Richard W Michelmore, Gitta Coaker, Rebecca Bart, Gwyn A Beattie, Andrew Bent, Toby Bruce, Duncan Cameron, Jeff Dangl, Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar, Robert Edwards, Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Walter Gassmann, Jean Greenberg, Richard Harrison, Ping He, Jagger Harvey, Alisa Huffaker, Scot Hulbert, Roger Innes, Jonathan D Jones, Isgouhi Kaloshian, Sophien Kamoun, Fumiaki Katagiri, Jan E Leach, Wenbo Ma, John M McDowell, June Medford, Blake Meyers, Rebecca Nelson, Richard Peter Oliver, Yiping Qi, Diane Saunders, Michael Shaw, Prasanta Subudhi, Leslie Torrance, Brett M Tyler, John Walsh
This whitepaper reports the deliberations of a workshop focused on biotic challenges to plant health held in Washington, D.C. in September 2016. Ensuring health of food plants is critical to maintaining the quality and productivity of crops and for sustenance of the rapidly growing human population. There is a close linkage between food security and societal stability; however, global food security is threatened by the vulnerability of our agricultural systems to numerous pests, pathogens, weeds, and environmental stresses...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395748/generation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-peripheral-blood-cd34-hematopoietic-progenitors-of-a-31year-old-healthy-woman
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Amornrat Tangprasittipap, Bunyada Jittorntrum, Wasinee Wongkummool, Narisorn Kitiyanant, Alisa Tubsuwan
The MUi019-A human induced pluripotent stem cell line was generated from peripheral blood CD34+ hematopoietic progenitors of a healthy woman using a non-integrative reprogramming method. Episomal vectors carrying reprogramming factors OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, L-MYC, LIN28, and shRNA of TP53 and EBNA-1 were delivered using electroporation. The iPSC line can be used as a control in studying disease mechanisms. Furthermore, gene editing approaches can be used to introduce specific mutations into the MUi019-A to model disease while the cell type affected by the disease is inaccessible...
April 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395746/derivation-of-the-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-mui017-a-from-a-patient-with-homozygous-hemoglobin-constant-spring
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Wasinee Wongkummool, Warun Maneepitasut, Thongperm Munkongdee, Pirut Tong-Ngam, Amornrat Tangprasittipap, Saovaros Svasti, Narisorn Kitiyanant, Kittiphong Paiboonsukwong, Suthat Fucharoen, Alisa Tubsuwan
Hemoglobin Constant Spring (HbCS, HBA2: c.427T>C) is a common nondeletional α-thalassemia resulting from a nucleotide substitution at the termination codon of the HBA2 gene. Homozygosity for HbCS is characterized with mild anemia, jaundice, and splenomegaly. In this study, the human induced pluripotent stem cell line MUi017-A was successfully generated from peripheral blood CD34+ hematopoietic progenitors of a 52year old female with homozygous HbCS. The MUi017-A cell line exhibited embryonic stem cell characteristics with consistent expression of specific pluripotency markers and the capability of differentiating into the three germ layers...
April 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395745/establishment-of-mui009-a-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-a-32year-old-male-with-homozygous-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-thalassemia-coinherited-with-heterozygous-%C3%AE-thalassemia-2
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Wasinee Wongkummool, Warun Maneepitasut, Pirut Tong-Ngam, Amornrat Tangprasittipap, Thongperm Munkongdee, Chanikarn Boonchuay, Saovaros Svasti, Narisorn Kitiyanant, Kittiphong Paiboonsukwong, Suthat Fucharoen, Alisa Tubsuwan
The thalassemias are a group of genetic disorders characterized by a deficiency in the synthesis of globin chains. In this study the MUi009-A human induced pluripotent stem cell line was successfully generated from peripheral blood CD34+ haematopoietic progenitors of a 32year old male who had coinherited a homozygous β°-thalassemia mutation at codon 41/42 (-TCTT) and a heterozygous α-thalassemia 4.2 deletion. The MUi009-A cell line exhibited embryonic stem cell characteristics with consistent pluripotency marker expression and the capability of differentiating into the three germ layers...
April 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391505/bacterial-communities-on-facial-skin-of-teenage-and-elderly-thai-females
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Naraporn Somboonna, Alisa Wilantho, Chutika Srisuttiyakorn, Anunchai Assawamakin, Sissades Tongsima
The Human Microbiome Project was first established to understand the roles of human-associated microbes to human health and disease. This study presents preliminary findings of Thai female facial skin microbiome using three pooled samples from groups of skin microbiome profiles, namely (1) healthy and (2) acne-prone young adults (teenage.hea and teenage.acn) and (3) healthy elderly adults (elderly.hea) based on standard dermatological criteria. These samples were sequenced using 454-pyrosequencing targeting 16S rRNA (V3-V4 regions)...
April 8, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390864/an-acute-social-defeat-stressor-in-early-puberty-increases-susceptibility-to-social-defeat-in-adulthood
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Anna M Rosenhauer, Katharine E McCann, Alisa Norvelle, Kim L Huhman
Syrian hamsters readily display territorial aggression. If they lose even a single agonistic encounter, however, hamsters show striking reductions in aggressive behavior and increases in submissive behavior, a distinct behavioral change that we have previously termed conditioned defeat. This acute social defeat stressor is primarily psychological and is effective in both males and females. Therefore, we maintain that this procedure presents an ideal model for studying behavioral and physiological responses to social stress...
April 25, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389807/taxonomy-of-the-order-mononegavirales-update-2017
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Gaya K Amarasinghe, Yīmíng Bào, Christopher F Basler, Sina Bavari, Martin Beer, Nicolás Bejerman, Kim R Blasdell, Alisa Bochnowski, Thomas Briese, Alexander Bukreyev, Charles H Calisher, Kartik Chandran, Peter L Collins, Ralf G Dietzgen, Olga Dolnik, Ralf Dürrwald, John M Dye, Andrew J Easton, Hideki Ebihara, Qi Fang, Pierre Formenty, Ron A M Fouchier, Elodie Ghedin, Robert M Harding, Roger Hewson, Colleen M Higgins, Jian Hong, Masayuki Horie, Anthony P James, Dàohóng Jiāng, Gary P Kobinger, Hideki Kondo, Gael Kurath, Robert A Lamb, Benhur Lee, Eric M Leroy, Ming Li, Andrea Maisner, Elke Mühlberger, Sergey V Netesov, Norbert Nowotny, Jean L Patterson, Susan L Payne, Janusz T Paweska, Michael N Pearson, Rick E Randall, Peter A Revill, Bertus K Rima, Paul Rota, Dennis Rubbenstroth, Martin Schwemmle, Sophie J Smither, Qisheng Song, David M Stone, Ayato Takada, Calogero Terregino, Robert B Tesh, Keizo Tomonaga, Noël Tordo, Jonathan S Towner, Nikos Vasilakis, Viktor E Volchkov, Victoria Wahl-Jensen, Peter J Walker, Beibei Wang, David Wang, Fei Wang, Lin-Fa Wang, John H Werren, Anna E Whitfield, Zhichao Yan, Gongyin Ye, Jens H Kuhn
In 2017, the order Mononegavirales was expanded by the inclusion of a total of 69 novel species. Five new rhabdovirus genera and one new nyamivirus genus were established to harbor 41 of these species, whereas the remaining new species were assigned to already established genera. Furthermore, non-Latinized binomial species names replaced all paramyxovirus and pneumovirus species names, thereby accomplishing application of binomial species names throughout the entire order. This article presents the updated taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales as now accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)...
April 7, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388914/effects-of-community-level-bed-net-coverage-on-malaria-morbidity-in-lilongwe-malawi
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Veronica Escamilla, Alisa Alker, Leonard Dandalo, Jonathan J Juliano, William C Miller, Portia Kamthuza, Tapiwa Tembo, Gerald Tegha, Francis Martinson, Michael Emch, Irving F Hoffman
BACKGROUND: The protective effect of insecticide-treated bed nets against individual-level malaria transmission is well known, however community-level effects are less understood. Protective effects from community-level bed net use against malaria transmission have been observed in clinical trials, however, the relationship is less clear outside of a controlled research setting. The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of community-level bed net use against malaria transmission outside of a bed net clinical trial setting in Lilongwe, Malawi following national efforts to scale-up ownership of long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets...
April 7, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377684/data-day-to-day-building-a-community-of-expertise-to-address-data-skills-gaps-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Alisa Surkis, Fred Willie Zametkin LaPolla, Nicole Contaxis, Kevin B Read
BACKGROUND: The New York University Health Sciences Library data services team had developed educational material for research data management and data visualization and had been offering classes at the request of departments, research groups, and training programs, but many members of the medical center were unaware of these library data services. There were also indications of data skills gaps in these subject areas and other data-related topics. CASE PRESENTATION: The data services team enlisted instructors from across the medical center with data expertise to teach in a series of classes hosted by the library...
April 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377680/improving-data-collection-documentation-and-workflow-in-a-dementia-screening-study
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Kevin B Read, Fred Willie Zametkin LaPolla, Magdalena I Tolea, James E Galvin, Alisa Surkis
BACKGROUND: A clinical study team performing three multicultural dementia screening studies identified the need to improve data management practices and facilitate data sharing. A collaboration was initiated with librarians as part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) informationist supplement program. The librarians identified areas for improvement in the studies' data collection, entry, and processing workflows. CASE PRESENTATION: The librarians' role in this project was to meet needs expressed by the study team around improving data collection and processing workflows to increase study efficiency and ensure data quality...
April 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372165/measurements-of-the-effects-of-wine-maceration-with-oak-chips-using-an-electronic-tongue
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Alisa Rudnitskaya, Leigh M Schmidtke, Ana Reis, M Rosario M Domingues, Ivonne Delgadillo, Bruno Debus, Dmitry Kirsanov, Andrey Legin
The use of oak products as a cheaper alternative to expensive wood barrels was recently permitted in Europe, which led to a continuous increase in the use of oak chips and staves in winemaking. The feasibility of the potentiometric electronic tongue as a tool for monitoring the effects of wine maceration with oak chips was evaluated. Four types of commercially available oak chips subjected to different thermal treatments and washing procedures and their mixture were studied. Ethanolic extracts of the chips were analysed using electrospray mass spectrometry and 28 phenolic and furanic compounds were identified...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350191/persons-with-brain-injury-and-employment-supports-long-term-employment-outcomes-and-use-of-community-based-services
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Alisa Grigorovich, Mary Stergiou-Kita, Thecla Damianakis, Guylaine Le Dorze, Carolyn Lemsky, Debbie Hebert
OBJECTIVES: To understand how employment services (ES) are provided to persons with brain injuries (PWBIs) in Ontario, Canada, and the impact service delivery has on competitive-employment outcomes. DESIGN AND METHODS: A mixed-method case study of one community-based agency that provides specialized services to PWBIs. Relationships between demographic, service-related variables and employment outcomes (2009-2014) were analysed using chi-squares and analyses of variance...
March 28, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345387/multimodal-treatment-in-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-6-month-follow-up
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Nezla S Duric, Jørg Assmus, Doris Gundersen, Alisa Duric Golos, Irene B Elgen
BACKGROUND: Different treatment approaches aimed at reducing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) core symptoms are available. However, factors such as intolerance, side-effects, lack of efficacy, high new technology costs, and placebo effect have spurred on an increasing interest in alternative or complementary treatment. AIM: The aim of this study is to explore efficacy of multimodal treatment consisting of standard stimulant medication (methylphenidate) and neurofeedback (NF) in combination, and to compare it with the single treatment in 6-month follow-up in ADHD children and adolescents...
March 27, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
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