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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220764/dimensionality-reduction-based-on-distance-preservation-to-local-mean-dplm-for-spd-matrices-and-its-application-in-bci
#1
Alireza Davoudi, Saeed Shiry Ghidary, Khadijeh Sadatnejad
OBJECTIVE: In this paper, we propose a nonlinear dimensionality reduction algorithm for the manifold of Symmetric Positive Definite (SPD) matrices that considers the geometry of SPD matrices and provides a low dimensional representation of the manifold with high class discrimination in a supervised or unsupervised manner. APPROACH: The proposed algorithm, tries to preserve the local structure of the data by preserving distances to local means (DPLM) and also provides an implicit projection matrix...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220137/proteomic-analysis-reveals-the-positive-effect-of-exogenous-spermidine-in-tomato-seedlings-response-to-high-temperature-stress
#2
Qinqin Sang, Xi Shan, Yahong An, Sheng Shu, Jin Sun, Shirong Guo
Polyamines are phytohormones that regulate plant growth and development as well as the response to environmental stresses. To evaluate their functions in high-temperature stress responses, the effects of exogenous spermidine (Spd) were determined in tomato leaves using two-dimensional electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF/TOF MS. A total of 67 differentially expressed proteins were identified in response to high-temperature stress and/or exogenous Spd, which were grouped into different categories according to biological processes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212990/high-plasma-levels-of-soluble-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-are-prognostic-for-reduced-survival-in-advanced-lung-cancer
#3
Yusuke Okuma, Yukio Hosomi, Yoshiro Nakahara, Kageaki Watanabe, Yukiko Sagawa, Sadamu Homma
OBJECTIVES: Programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expressed in tumor tissues is a key molecule for immune suppression, given its role in immune checkpoints. The significance and implication of soluble PD-L1 (sPD-L1) in the blood of lung cancer patients remain unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Blood samples were prospectively collected from patients with advanced lung cancer, and the plasma sPD-L1 concentrations were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The correlations of the plasma sPD-L1 levels with clinico-pathological status, laboratory data, and survival of the patients were analyzed...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207525/plasma-levels-of-soluble-programmed-death-ligand-1-may-be-associated-with-overall-survival-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-patients-receiving-thoracic-radiotherapy
#4
Jing Zhao, Peng Zhang, Jianhua Wang, Qingsong Xi, Xueqi Zhao, Minghua Ji, Guangyuan Hu
Immune-checkpoint signaling plays an important role in immunosuppression of tumors. We aimed to investigate the association of soluble programmed death-ligand 1 (sPD-L1) level in plasma with overall survival (OS) in locally advanced or inoperable nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with thoracic radiotherapy (TRT). We used ELISA to evaluate the sPD-L1 levels at diagnosis and during TRT in 126 clinically inoperable NSCLC patients. OS rates were followed up and recorded. SPSS software and GraphPad Prism 5 were used for statistics...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195646/ns1209-spd-502-a-novel-selective-ampa-antagonist-for-stroke-neuropathic-pain-or-epilepsy-drug-development-lessons-learned
#5
Jan M Keppel Hesselink
Preclinical Research The selective AMPA (α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid) receptor antagonist, NS1209 (also known as SPD 502) has been explored in several research and development campaigns since its selection as a lead drug candidate in the early 1990s by the Danish biotechnology company, NeuroSearch. The compound was successively tested in animal models of stroke, neuropathic pain and epilepsy. The preclinical data to support development for the treatment of stroke were incomplete, as the compound was administered after the stroke episode, and did not protect subcortical areas of the brain...
February 13, 2017: Drug Development Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193223/malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-maa-adducted-surfactant-protein-induced-lung-inflammation-is-mediated-through-scavenger-receptor-a-sr-a1
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Muna Sapkota, Jane M DeVasure, Kusum K Kharbanda, Todd A Wyatt
BACKGROUND: Co-exposure to cigarette smoke and alcohol leads to the generation of high concentrations of acetaldehyde and malondialdehyde in the lung. These aldehydes being highly electrophilic in nature react with biologically relevant proteins such as surfactant protein D (SPD) through a Schiff base reaction to generate SPD adducted malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde adduct (SPD-MAA) in mouse lung. SPD-MAA results in an increase in lung pro-inflammatory chemokine, keratinocyte chemoattractant (KC), and the recruitment of lung lavage neutrophils...
February 13, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187320/mechanical-and-biological-behavior-of-ultrafine-grained-ti-alloy-aneurysm-clip-processed-using-high-pressure-torsion
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Ho Yong Um, Byung Ho Park, Dong-Hyun Ahn, Mohamed Ibrahim Abd El Aal, Jaechan Park, Hyoung Seop Kim
Severe plastic deformation (SPD) has recently been advanced as the main process for fabricating bulk ultrafine grained or nanocrystalline metallic materials, which present much higher strength and better bio-compatibility than coarse-grained counterparts. Medical devices, such as aneurysm clips and dental implants, require high mechanical and biological performance (e.g., stiffness, yield strength, fatigue resistance, and bio-compatibility). These requirements match well the characteristics of SPD-processed materials...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179101/molecular-phylogenomic-study-and-the-role-of-exogenous-spermidine-in-the-metabolic-adjustment-of-endogenous-polyamine-in-two-rice-cultivars-under-salt-stress
#8
Jayita Saha, Kalyan Giri
Compelling evidences anticipated the well acclamation of involvement of exogenous and endogenous polyamines (PAs) in conferring salt tolerance in plants. Intracellular PA's anabolism and catabolism should have contributed to maintain endogenous PAs homeostasis to induce stress signal networks. In this report, the evolutionary study has been conducted to reveal the phylogenetic relationship of genes encoding enzymes of the anabolic and catabolic pathway of PAs among the five plant lineages including green algae, moss, lycophyte, dicot and monocot along with their respective exon-intron structural patterns...
April 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156542/the-level-of-soluble-programmed-death-ligand-1-in-lung-cancer-an-exploratory-biomarker-study
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Li Pan, Sutang Guo, Jiexian Jing, Xu Dong Zhang, Xia Song
: 249 Background: A new approach to immunotherapy based on programmed death 1 (PD-1) and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) pathway represents a remarkable innovation in lung cancer treatment. There is growing evidence that lung cancer cells exploit the PD-L1 to cause local immune-suppression. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the prevalence and prognostic roles of soluble PD-L1 (sPD-L1) protein in the blood of patients with lung cancer. METHODS: A total of 159 patients with lung cancer who were diagnosed by histopathology or cytopathology between July 2013 and October 2015 were enrolled...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152990/reduced-functional-connectivity-between-bilateral-precuneus-and-contralateral-parahippocampus-in-schizotypal-personality-disorder
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Yikang Zhu, Yunxiang Tang, Tianhong Zhang, Hui Li, Yingying Tang, Chunbo Li, Xingguang Luo, Yongguang He, Zheng Lu, Jijun Wang
BACKGROUND: Schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) is linked to schizophrenia in terms of shared genetics, biological markers and phenomenological characteristics. In the current study, we aimed to determine whether the previously reported altered functional connectivity (FC) with precuneus in patients with schizophrenia could be extended to individuals with SPD. METHODS: Twenty subjects with SPD and 19 healthy controls were recruited from 4461 freshmen at a university in Shanghai and received a resting-state scan of MRI...
February 2, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140616/associations-between-food-insecurity-and-the-severity-of-psychological-distress-among-african-americans
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Nickolas L Allen, Benjamin J Becerra, Monideepa B Becerra
BACKGROUND: Little research exists on the association between food insecurity and mild to moderate psychological distress (MPD) among Black/African-Americans. In this study, we assess the relationship between food insecurity with and without hunger to that of both MPD and serious psychological distress (SPD) among this population. METHODS: 2009 and 2011/2012 adult public-use data from African-American respondents of the California Health Interview Survey were utilized for this study (n = 4003)...
January 31, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120816/bioactivity-and-mechanical-stability-of-ti-6al-4v-implants-superplastically-embedded-with-hydroxyapatite-in-rats
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Hidayah Mohd Khalid, Iswadi Jauhari, Haryanti Azura Mohamad Wali, Suhaeb Abdulrazzaq Mahmod
In this in vivo study, Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were used to investigate the bioactivity as well as the microstructural and mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V samples embedded with hydroxyapatite (HA) using two different coating methods-superplastic embedment (SPE) and superplastic deformation (SPD). The HA layer thickness for the SPE and SPD samples increased from 249.1  ±  0.6 nm to 874.8  ±  13.7 nm, and from 206.1  ±  5.8 nm to 1162.7  ±  7.9 nm respectively, after 12 weeks of implantation...
January 25, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120125/enhanced-ethanol-fermentation-by-engineered-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strains-with-high-spermidine-contents
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Sun-Ki Kim, Jung-Hyun Jo, Yong-Su Jin, Jin-Ho Seo
Construction of robust and efficient yeast strains is a prerequisite for commercializing a biofuel production process. We have demonstrated that high intracellular spermidine (SPD) contents in Saccharomyces cerevisiae can lead to improved tolerance against various fermentation inhibitors, including furan derivatives and acetic acid. In this study, we examined the potential applicability of the S. cerevisiae strains with high SPD contents under two cases of ethanol fermentation: glucose fermentation in repeated-batch fermentations and xylose fermentation in the presence of fermentation inhibitors...
January 24, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113681/riemannian-dictionary-learning-and-sparse-coding-for-positive-definite-matrices
#14
Anoop Cherian, Suvrit Sra
Data encoded as symmetric positive definite (SPD) matrices frequently arise in many areas of computer vision and machine learning. While these matrices form an open subset of the Euclidean space of symmetric matrices, viewing them through the lens of non-Euclidean Riemannian (Riem) geometry often turns out to be better suited in capturing several desirable data properties. Inspired by the great success of dictionary learning and sparse coding (DLSC) for vector-valued data, our goal in this paper is to represent data in the form of SPD matrices as sparse conic combinations of SPD atoms from a learned dictionary via a Riem geometric approach...
September 13, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103548/dimensionality-reduction-on-spd-manifolds-the-emergence-of-geometry-aware-methods
#15
Mehrtash Harandi, Mathieu Salzmann, Richard Hartley
Representing images and videos with Symmetric Positive Definite (SPD) matrices, and considering the Riemannian geometry of the resulting space, has been shown to yield high discriminative power in many visual recognition tasks. Unfortunately, computation on the Riemannian manifold of SPD matrices -especially of high-dimensional ones- comes at a high cost that limits the applicability of existing techniques. In this paper, we introduce algorithms able to handle high-dimensional SPD matrices by constructing a lower-dimensional SPD manifold...
January 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096875/sensory-processing-disorders-are-associated-with-duration-of-current-episode-and-severity-of-side-effects
#16
Gianluca Serafini, Batya Engel-Yeger, Gustavo H Vazquez, Maurizio Pompili, Mario Amore
OBJECTIVE: Longer duration of untreated illness, longer duration of current episode, and the severity of medication side effects may negatively impact on the perceived disability and psychosocial impairment of patients with major affective and anxiety disorders. Studies also suggested the involvement of sensory perception in emotional and psychopathological processes. The present study aimed to examine the relationship between Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), duration of untreated illness and current illness episode, and the severity of side effects related to psychoactive medications...
January 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092264/centriolar-sas-7-acts-upstream-of-spd-2-to-regulate-centriole-assembly-and-pericentriolar-material-formation
#17
Kenji Sugioka, Danielle R Hamill, Joshua B Lowry, Marie E McNeely, Molly Enrick, Alyssa C Richter, Lauren E Kiebler, James R Priess, Bruce Bowerman
The centriole/basal body is a eukaryotic organelle that plays essential roles in cell division and signaling. Among five known core centriole proteins, SPD-2/Cep192 is the first recruited to the site of daughter centriole formation and regulates the centriolar localization of the other components in C. elegans and in humans. However, the molecular basis for SPD-2 centriolar localization remains unknown. Here we describe a new centriole component, the coiled-coil protein SAS-7, as a regulator of centriole duplication, assembly and elongation...
January 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063396/cold-pressor-pain-in-skin-picking-disorder
#18
Jon E Grant, Sarah A Redden, Samuel R Chamberlain
Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder (SPD) is a disabling, under-recognized condition in which individuals repeatedly pick at their skin, leading to noticeable tissue damage. There has been no examination as to whether individuals with SPD have different pain thresholds or pain tolerances compared to healthy counterparts. Adults with SPD were examined on a variety of clinical measures including symptom severity and functioning. All participants underwent the cold pressor test. Heart rate, blood pressure, and self-reported pain were compared between SPD participants (n=14) and healthy controls (n=14)...
December 31, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057155/-level-of-soluble-programmed-death-1-ligand-1-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-advanced-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutated-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-its-clinical-implications
#19
L Q Zhang, Y Chen, X Pan, Y F Xing, M H Shi, Y J Chen
Objective: To analyze the expression of soluble programmed death ligand 1 (sPD-L1) in the serum of patients with advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutated lung adenocarcinoma and to explore its clinical implications. Methods: Seventy-two patients with EGFR mutated advanced lung adenocarcinoma (EGFR mutation group) were included from the Department of Respiratory Diseases in The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from May 2015 to July 2016. Thirty-one patients with advanced EGFR wild type (WT) lung adenocarcinoma [EGFR WT group, diagnosed via mini specimens from bronchoscopy or transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy (TNAB), matching in sex, age and tumor stage with EGFR mutation group] were also enrolled as controls...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056053/soluble-b-and-t-lymphocyte-attenuator-correlates-to-disease-severity-in-sepsis-and-high-levels-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-mortality
#20
Anna Lange, Jonas Sundén-Cullberg, Anders Magnuson, Olof Hultgren
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: B- and T-lymphocyte Attenuator (BTLA), Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and Programmed Death 1 (PD-1) are co-inhibitory receptors that regulate T cell activation. In the present study of ICU-treated patients we measured plasma concentrations of their soluble isoforms, with the aim to evaluate their potential as sepsis biomarkers and utility as prognostic indicators. METHODS: 101 patients with sepsis, 28 patients with non-infectious critical illness (ICU controls) and 31 blood donors (healthy controls, HC) were included in the study...
2017: PloS One
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