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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816295/-three-dimensional-data-fusion-method-for-tooth-crown-and-root-based-on-curvature-continuity-algorithm
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Y J Zhao, Y Liu, Y C Sun, Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore a three-dimensional (3D) data fusion and integration method of optical scanning tooth crowns and cone beam CT (CBCT) reconstructing tooth roots for their natural transition in the 3D profile. METHODS: One mild dental crowding case was chosen from orthodontics clinics with full denture. The CBCT data were acquired to reconstruct the dental model with tooth roots by Mimics 17.0 medical imaging software, and the optical impression was taken to obtain the dentition model with high precision physiological contour of crowns by Smart Optics dental scanner...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814521/hiv-fusion-in-dendritic-cells-mainly-occurs-at-the-surface-and-is-limited-by-low-cd4-levels
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Lise Chauveau, Daniel Aaron Donahue, Blandine Monel, Francoise Porrot, Timothée Bruel, Lea Richard, Nicoletta Casartelli, Olivier Schwartz
HIV-1 poorly infects monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDCs). This is in a large part due to SAMHD1, which restricts viral reverse transcription. Pseudotyping HIV-1 with VSV-G strongly enhances infection, suggesting that earlier steps of viral replication, including fusion, are also inefficient in MDDCs. The site of HIV-1 fusion remains controversial and may depend on the cell type, with reports indicating that it occurs at the plasma membrane or contrarily, in an endocytic compartment. Here, we examined the pathways of HIV-1 entry in MDDCs...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813500/telomere-biology-and-telomerase-mutations-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Flávia S Donaires, Natália F Scatena, Raquel M Alves-Paiva, Joshua D Podlevsky, Dhenugen Logeswaran, Barbara A Santana, Andreza C Teixeira, Julian J-L Chen, Rodrigo T Calado, Ana L C Martinelli
Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences at linear chromosome termini, protecting chromosomes against end-to-end fusion and damage, providing chromosomal stability. Telomeres shorten with mitotic cellular division, but are maintained in cells with high proliferative capacity by telomerase. Loss-of-function mutations in telomere-maintenance genes are genetic risk factors for cirrhosis development in humans and murine models. Telomerase deficiency provokes accelerated telomere shortening and dysfunction, facilitating genomic instability and oncogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809980/stimuli-responsive-nlo-properties-of-tetrathiafulvalene-fused-donor-acceptor-chromophores
#4
E Cariati, X Liu, Y Geng, A Forni, E Lucenti, S Righetto, S Decurtins, S-X Liu
The second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of two tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)-fused electron donor-acceptor dyads have been determined using the Electric Field Induced Second Harmonic generation (EFISH) technique and theoretically rationalized. Dyads TTF-dppz (1) and TTF-BTD (2) were obtained by direct fusion of a TTF electron donor unit either with a dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine (dppz) or a benzothiadiazole (BTD) electron acceptor moiety. Dyad 1 acts as a reversible acido-triggered NLO switch by protonation/deprotonation at two nitrogen atoms of the dppz acceptor moiety induced by sequential exposure to HCl and ammonia vapors...
August 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808690/the-hemagglutinin-esterase-fusion-glycoprotein-is-a-primary-determinant-of-the-exceptional-thermal-and-acid-stability-of-influenza-d-virus
#5
Jieshi Yu, Busha Hika, Runxia Liu, Zizhang Sheng, Ben M Hause, Feng Li, Dan Wang
Influenza D virus (IDV) is unique among four types of influenza viruses in that it utilizes cattle as a primary reservoir. The thermal and acid stability of IDV were examined and directly compared with those of influenza A virus (IAV), influenza B virus (IBV), and influenza C virus (ICV). The results of our experiments demonstrated that only IDV had a high residual infectivity (~2.5 log units of 50% tissue culture infective dose [TCID50]/ml) after a 60-min exposure to 53°C in solution at a neutral pH, and remarkably, IDV retained this infectivity even after exposure to 53°C for 120 min...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808422/lycium-barbarum-polysaccharides-decrease-hyperglycemia-aggravated-ischemic-brain-injury-through-maintaining-mitochondrial-fission-and-fusion-balance
#6
Wen-Jing Liu, Hai-Feng Jiang, Faisal Ul Rehman, Jing-Wen Zhang, Yue Chang, Li Jing, Jian-Zhong Zhang
Although it has been reported that polysaccharides found in Lycium barbarum possess neuroprotective effects, little is known of their ability to ameliorate hyperglycemia-aggravated ischemia/reperfusion brain injury. In this study, normoglycemic (NG) and hyperglycemic (HG) rats were compared after 30 minutes of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), followed by 24 or 27 hours of reperfusion, with HG rats pretreated with lyceum barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) or insulin. In each group, the neurological deficit, infarct volume, pathohistology, and expression of proteins, Opa1 and Drp1, were assessed to determine the efficacy of LBP in alleviating hyperglycemia-aggravated ischemia/reperfusion brain injury...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803609/comic-the-hidden-dynamics-of-mitochondrial-inner-compartments
#7
Bongki Cho, Woong Sun
Mitochondria have evolutionarily, functionally and structurally distinct outer- (OMM) and inner-membranes (IMM). Thus, mitochondrial morphology is controlled by independent but coordinated activity of fission and fusion of the OMM and IMM. Constriction and division of the OMM are mediated by endocytosis-like machineries, which include dynamin-related protein 1 with additional cytosolic vesicle scissoring machineries such as actin filament and Dynamin 2. However, structural alteration of the IMM during mitochondrial division has been poorly understood...
August 14, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794284/genomic-profiling-of-er-breast-cancers-after-short-term-estrogen-suppression-reveals-alterations-associated-with-endocrine-resistance
#8
Jennifer M Giltnane, Katherine E Hutchinson, Thomas P Stricker, Luigi Formisano, Christian D Young, Monica V Estrada, Mellissa J Nixon, Liping Du, Violeta Sanchez, Paula Gonzalez Ericsson, Maria G Kuba, Melinda E Sanders, Xinmeng J Mu, Eliezer M Van Allen, Nikhil Wagle, Ingrid A Mayer, Vandana Abramson, Henry Gόmez, Monica Rizzo, Weiyi Toy, Sarat Chandarlapaty, Erica L Mayer, Jason Christiansen, Danielle Murphy, Kerry Fitzgerald, Kai Wang, Jeffrey S Ross, Vincent A Miller, Phillip J Stephens, Roman Yelensky, Levi Garraway, Yu Shyr, Ingrid Meszoely, Justin M Balko, Carlos L Arteaga
Inhibition of proliferation in estrogen receptor-positive (ER(+)) breast cancers after short-term antiestrogen therapy correlates with long-term patient outcome. We profiled 155 ER(+)/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2(-)) early breast cancers from 143 patients treated with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole for 10 to 21 days before surgery. Twenty-one percent of tumors remained highly proliferative, suggesting that these tumors harbor alterations associated with intrinsic endocrine therapy resistance...
August 9, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793259/the-presynaptic-v-atpase-reversibly-disassembles-and-thereby-modulates-exocytosis-but-is-not-part-of-the-fusion-machinery
#9
Anna Bodzęta, Martin Kahms, Jürgen Klingauf
Vacuolar H(+)-ATPase (v-ATPase) is a multi-subunit complex comprising two domains: the cytosolic V1 domain catalyzing ATP hydrolysis and the membranous V0 sector translocating protons across membranes. In addition to proton pumping, a direct function of the V0 proteolipid ring in membrane fusion has been proposed for yeast vacuolar fusion and synaptic vesicle exocytosis in Drosophila. Here, we show in cultured hippocampal neurons that in recycling synaptic vesicles, v-ATPases are only transiently assembled in a pH-dependent fashion during the tightly coupled cycle of exo-endocytosis...
August 8, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790012/mdivi-1-ameliorates-early-brain-injury-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-via-the-suppression-of-inflammation-related-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-based-apoptosis
#10
Lin-Feng Fan, Ping-You He, Yu-Cong Peng, Qing-Hua Du, Yi-Jun Ma, Jian-Xiang Jin, Hang-Zhe Xu, Jian-Ru Li, Zhi-Jiang Wang, Sheng-Long Cao, Tao Li, Feng Yan, Chi Gu, Lin Wang, Gao Chen
Aberrant modulation of mitochondrial dynamic network, which shifts the balance of fusion and fission towards fission, is involved in brain damage of various neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and Alzheimer's disease. A recent research has shown that the inhibition of mitochondrial fission alleviates early brain injury after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage, however, the underlying molecular mechanisms have remained to be elucidated. This study was undertaken to characterize the effects of the inhibition of dynamin-related protein-1 (Drp1, a dominator of mitochondrial fission) on blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption and neuronal apoptosis following SAH and the potential mechanisms...
August 5, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781783/neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-lung-expressing-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-on-high-sensitivity-immunohistochemistry-a-case-report
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Kotoko Miyoshi, Yasushi Adachi, Hitoshi Nakaji, Akiharu Okamura, Yasuhiro Sakai, Ryuji Hirano, Shinsuke Yahata, Ming Li, Susumu Ikehara
It has been reported that anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) protein is expressed in a proportion of non-small-cell carcinomas (mainly adenocarcinomas). By contrast, high-sensitivity immunohistochemistry (IHC) rarely detects ALK protein expression in neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) of the lung, which include small-cell carcinomas and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas (LCNECs). We herein present a case of NEC that was identified as ALK-positive via high-sensitivity IHC. A 51-year-old man was diagnosed with small-cell carcinoma in the upper lobe of the right lung...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769116/the-reverse-transcriptases-associated-with-crispr-cas-systems
#12
Nicolás Toro, Francisco Martínez-Abarca, Alejandro González-Delgado
CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) and associated proteins (Cas) act as adaptive immune systems in bacteria and archaea. Some CRISPR-Cas systems have been found to be associated with putative reverse transcriptases (RT), and an RT-Cas1 fusion associated with a type III-B system has been shown to acquire RNA spacers in vivo. Nevertheless, the origin and evolutionary relationships of these RTs and associated CRISPR-Cas systems remain largely unknown. We performed a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of these RTs and associated Cas1 proteins, and classified their CRISPR-Cas modules...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768514/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-a-real-time-reverse-transcriptase-polymerase-chain-reaction-detecting-feline-coronavirus-mutations-in-effusion-and-serum-plasma-of-cats-to-diagnose-feline-infectious-peritonitis
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Sandra Felten, Christian M Leutenegger, Hans-Joerg Balzer, Nikola Pantchev, Kaspar Matiasek, Gerhard Wess, Herman Egberink, Katrin Hartmann
BACKGROUND: Feline coronavirus (FCoV) exists as two pathotypes, and FCoV spike gene mutations are considered responsible for the pathotypic switch in feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate sensitivity and specificity of a real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) specifically designed to detect FCoV spike gene mutations at two nucleotide positions. It was hypothesized that this test would correctly discriminate feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV) and feline enteric coronavirus (FECV)...
August 2, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766250/exploring-the-histogenesis-and-diagnostic-strategy-using-immunoassay-and-rt-pcr-in-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma
#14
Xinxin Ju, Kunming Sun, Ruixue Liu, Shugang Li, Gulinaer Abulajiang, Hong Zou, Jiaojiao Lan, Yan Ren, Jinfang Jiang, Weihua Liang, Lijuan Pang, Feng Li
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare soft tissue sarcoma, but it's easily misdiagnosed in rare locations. The derivation of ASPS is still uncertain, therefore we conducted this study to explore the histogenesis of ASPS by analyzing stem cell markers (ALDH1, CD29, CD133 and Nestin). Protein TFE3 and fusion gene ASPS-TFE3 were tested in paraffin to explore diagnostic strategy and molecular pathological features. In this study, nine cases of ASPS were immunostained with stem cell surface markers (ALDH1, CD29, CD133 and Nestin) and protein TFE3...
August 1, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759024/malt1-promotes-melanoma-progression-through-jnk-c-jun-signaling
#15
Y Wang, G Zhang, J Jin, S Degan, Y Tameze, J Y Zhang
Mucosa-associated lymphoma antigen 1 (MALT1) is a lymphoma oncogene that regulates signal transduction as a paracaspase and an adaptor protein. Yet, the role of MALT1 in other solid cancers such as melanoma is not well-understood. Here, we demonstrate that MALT1 is overexpressed in malignant melanoma cells, and predicts a poor disease-free survival. MALT1 inhibition via shRNA-mediated gene silencing or pharmacologically with MI-2 compound markedly reduced cell growth and migration of A2058 and A375 melanoma cell lines in vitro...
July 31, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755527/targeted-dianthin-is-a-powerful-toxin-to-treat-pancreatic-carcinoma-when-applied-in-combination-with-the-glycosylated-triterpene-so1861
#16
Cheenu Bhargava, Horst Dürkop, Xiangli Zhao, Alexander Weng, Matthias F Melzig, Hendrik Fuchs
Targeted cancer therapy provides the basis for the arrest of tumor growth in aggressive pancreatic carcinoma, however, a number of protein-based targeted toxins lack efficacy due to insufficient endosomal escape after being endocytosed. Therefore, we tested a fusion protein of the ribosome-inactivating protein dianthin and human epidermal growth factor in combination with a glycosylated triterpene (SO1861) that serves as an endosomal escape enhancer. In vitro investigations with the pancreatic carcinoma cell lines BxPC-3 and MIA PaCa-2 revealed no significant differences to off-target cells in the half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50 ) for the fusion protein...
July 29, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748349/desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumor-evaluation-of-reverse-transcription-polymerase-chain-reaction-and-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-as-ancillary-molecular-diagnostic-techniques
#17
Mustafa Mohamed, David Gonzalez, Karen J Fritchie, John Swansbury, Dorte Wren, Charlotte Benson, Robin L Jones, Cyril Fisher, Khin Thway
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a rare, biologically aggressive soft tissue neoplasm of uncertain differentiation, most often arising in the abdominal and pelvic cavities of adolescents and young adults with a striking male predominance. Histologically, it is characterized by islands of uniform small round cells in prominent desmoplastic stroma, and it has a polyimmunophenotypic profile, typically expressing WT1 and cytokeratin, desmin, and neural/neuroendocrine differentiation markers to varying degrees...
July 26, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744144/alk-and-ros1-concurrent-with-egfr-mutation-in-patients-with-lung-adenocarcinoma
#18
Yanjiao Mao, Shixiu Wu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore the frequencies of ALK and ROS1 fusion genes in EGFR-mutant lung adenocarcinoma patients and examine the therapeutic efficacies of EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 421 EGFR-mutated patients taking EGFR-TKIs were examined for ALK and ROS1 fusion genes based on reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were evaluated by the Kaplan-Meier method and compared by the log-rank test...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743898/achievement-of-sustained-net-plasma-heating-in-a-fusion-experiment-with-the-optometrist-algorithm
#19
E A Baltz, E Trask, M Binderbauer, M Dikovsky, H Gota, R Mendoza, J C Platt, P F Riley
Many fields of basic and applied science require efficiently exploring complex systems with high dimensionality. An example of such a challenge is optimising the performance of plasma fusion experiments. The highly-nonlinear and temporally-varying interaction between the plasma, its environment and external controls presents a considerable complexity in these experiments. A further difficulty arises from the fact that there is no single objective metric that fully captures both plasma quality and equipment constraints...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743306/detection-of-22-common-leukemic-fusion-genes-using-a-single-step-multiplex-qrt-pcr-based-assay
#20
Xiaodong Lyu, Xianwei Wang, Lina Zhang, Zhenzhu Chen, Yu Zhao, Jieying Hu, Ruihua Fan, Yongping Song
BACKGROUND: Fusion genes generated from chromosomal translocation play an important role in hematological malignancies. Detection of fusion genes currently employ use of either conventional RT-PCR methods or fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), where both methods involve tedious methodologies and require prior characterization of chromosomal translocation events as determined by cytogenetic analysis. In this study, we describe a real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR)-based multi-fusion gene screening method with the capacity to detect 22 fusion genes commonly found in leukemia...
July 25, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
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