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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166738/-expression-characteristics-and-prognosis-significance-of-mirna-181a-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-normal-karyotype
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X X Zhuang, Q L Ma, H P Wang, M X Yu, X Li, H T Meng, W J Yu, C J Jin, L S You, J Jin
Objective: To study the expression of miRNA-181a in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with normal karyotype to probe its prognosis significance. Methods: The expression level of miRNA-181a in bone marrow mononuclear cells of 120 de novo AML patients with normal karyotype was detected by real time fluorescence quantitative PCR. The direct sequencing method was used to detect IDH1, IDH2, NPM1, FLT3-ITD, DNMT3A and CEBPα mutations in CN-AML patients after PCR. The relationship between miRNA-181a expression and gene mutation, the clinical parameters and prognosis were analyzed...
October 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166736/-prognosis-of-the-central-nervous-system-involvement-in-patients-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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F Y Wen, L Xiao, Y Xian, X H Wen, X M Guan, M L Liao, J Yu
Objective: To investigate the characteristics and prognostic factor of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) . Methods: From January 2006 to October 2015, 152 patients with HLH, 88 patients had CNS involvement, their clinical data were collected, and survival was analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier life table method, univariate and multivariate Cox regression model analyses were applied to identify the risk factors of prognosis. Results: ①57.9% patients complicated with neurological symptoms, cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities were observed in 37...
October 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166601/triple-function-of-synaptotagmin-7-ensures-efficiency-of-high-frequency-transmission-at-central-gabaergic-synapses
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Chong Chen, Rachel Satterfield, Samuel M Young, Peter Jonas
Synaptotagmin 7 (Syt7) is thought to be a Ca(2+) sensor that mediates asynchronous transmitter release and facilitation at synapses. However, Syt7 is strongly expressed in fast-spiking, parvalbumin-expressing GABAergic interneurons, and the output synapses of these neurons produce only minimal asynchronous release and show depression rather than facilitation. To resolve this apparent contradiction, we examined the effects of genetic elimination of Syt7 on synaptic transmission at the GABAergic basket cell (BC)-Purkinje cell (PC) synapse in cerebellum...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165578/clues-for-polygenic-inheritance-of-pituitary-stalk-interruption-syndrome-by-exome-sequencing-in-20-patients
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Nitash Zwaveling-Soonawala, Marielle Alders, Aldo Jongejan, Lidija Kovacic, Floor A Duijkers, Saskia M Maas, Eric Fliers, A S Paul van Trotsenburg, Raoul C Hennekam
Context: Pituitary stalk interruption syndrome (PSIS) consists of a small/absent anterior pituitary lobe, interrupted/absent pituitary stalk, and an ectopic posterior pituitary lobe. Mendelian forms of PSIS are detected infrequently (< 5%), and a polygenic etiology has been suggested. GLI2 variants have been reported in a relatively high frequency in PSIS. Objective: To provide further evidence for a non-Mendelian, polygenic etiology of PSIS. Methods: Exome sequencing (trio approach) in 20 patients with isolated PSIS...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165241/lifting-the-veil-on-the-dynamics-of-neuronal-activities-evoked-by-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation
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Bingshuo Li, Juha P Virtanen, Axel Oeltermann, Cornelius Schwarz, Martin A Giese, Ulf Ziemann, Alia Benali
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a widely used non-invasive tool to study and modulate human brain functions. However, TMS-evoked activity of individual neurons has remained largely inaccessible due to the large TMS-induced electromagnetic fields. Here we present a general method providing direct in vivo electrophysiological access to TMS-evoked neuronal activity 0.8-1 ms after TMS onset. We translated human single-pulse TMS to rodents and unveiled time-grained evoked activities of motor cortex layer V neurons that show high-frequency spiking within the first 6 ms depending on TMS-induced current orientation and a multiphasic spike-rhythm alternating between excitation and inhibition in the 6-300 ms epoch, all of which can be linked to various human TMS responses recorded at the level of spinal cord and muscles...
November 22, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165010/dnmt3a-co-mutation-is-required-for-flt3-itd-as-an-adverse-prognostic-indicator-in-intermediate-risk-cytogenetic-group-aml
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Juan Ma, Jennifer Dunlap, Aleksandra Paliga, Elie Traer, Richard Press, Lisong Shen, Guang Fan
This single institution cohort study of 132 AML patients investigated the clinical implications of co-mutations detected with a 42-gene NGS panel. In the intermediate-risk cytogenetic group, FLT3-ITD is an adverse prognostic indicator only in the presence of a DNMT3A co-mutation, regardless of NPM1 mutation status. In the absence of a concomitant DNMT3A mutation, there was no significant difference in overall survival between FLT3-ITD positive and FLT3-ITD negative patients. Furthermore, mutation analysis on post-induction specimens showed that residual FLT3-ITD and/or DNMT3A mutations were associated with a high frequency of therapy resistance or relapse in AML...
November 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164752/spinal-cord-stimulation-with-conventional-clinical-and-higher-frequencies-on-activity-and-responses-of-spinal-neurons-to-noxious-stimuli-an-animal-study
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Shiying Li, Jay P Farber, Bengt Linderoth, Jiande Chen, Robert D Foreman
OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) at both conventional and higher frequencies may effectively reduce pain, but optimal parameters need to be established. This study investigated how SCS at different frequencies and pulse widths acutely modulates nociceptive activity of wide dynamic range (WDR) and high threshold (HT) dorsal horn neurons in rats at a stimulus amplitude that influences both local circuits and dorsal column fibers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: L2 -L3 and L6 -S2 spinal segments were exposed for SCS and spinal neuronal recordings, respectively...
November 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164052/development-of-novel-patient-derived-xenografts-from-breast-cancer-brain-metastases
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María J Contreras-Zárate, D Ryan Ormond, Austin E Gillen, Colton Hanna, Nicole L Day, Natalie J Serkova, Britta M Jacobsen, Susan M Edgerton, Ann D Thor, Virginia F Borges, Kevin O Lillehei, Michael W Graner, Peter Kabos, Diana M Cittelly
Brain metastases are an increasing burden among breast cancer patients, particularly for those with HER2(+) and triple negative (TN) subtypes. Mechanistic insight into the pathophysiology of brain metastases and preclinical validation of therapies has relied almost exclusively on intracardiac injection of brain-homing cells derived from highly aggressive TN MDA-MB-231 and HER2(+) BT474 breast cancer cell lines. Yet, these well characterized models are far from representing the tumor heterogeneity observed clinically and, due to their fast progression in vivo, their suitability to validate therapies for established brain metastasis remains limited...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163987/medial-collateral-ligament-calcification-a-rare-knee-pain-entity-with-literature-review
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Md Abu Bakar Siddiq, Israt Jahan
Medial knee pain can originate from both osseous and non-osseous soft tissue structures including medial collateral ligament (MCL), creating a raft for patients' sufferings. Previously published works demonstrated MCL calcification as a rare medial knee pain entity. Alongside physical examination, radio-imaging techniques, namely conventional X-ray, CT/MRI scanning, etc. have been reported to be useful in recognizing MCL calcification. The present study demonstrates MCL calcification in a 60-year-old Asian-Bangladeshi woman, using high frequency diagnostic ultrasonogram and is the first reported study in the literature...
November 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163591/transcriptomic-and-hormonal-analyses-reveal-that-yuc-mediated-auxin-biogenesis-is-involved-in-shoot-regeneration-from-rhizome-in-cymbidium
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Yang Liu, Hai-Liang Zhang, He-Rong Guo, Li Xie, Rui-Zhen Zeng, Xiang-Qian Zhang, Zhi-Sheng Zhang
Cymbidium, one of the most important orchid genera in horticulture, can be classified into epiphytic and terrestrial species. Generally, epiphytic Cymbidium seedlings can be easily propagated by tissue culture, but terrestrial seedlings are difficult to propagate. To date, the molecular mechanisms underlying the differences in the ease with which terrestrial and epiphytic cymbidiums can be propagated are largely unknown. Using RNA-sequencing, quantitative reverse transcription PCR and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Cymbidium 'Xiaofeng' (CXF), which can be efficiently micropropagated, and terrestrial Cymbidium sinense 'Qijianbaimo' (CSQ), which has a low regeneration ability, were used to explore the molecular mechanisms underlying the micropropagation ability of Cymbidium species...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163320/morpheme-based-reading-and-writing-in-spanish-children-with-dyslexia
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Paz Suárez-Coalla, Cristina Martínez-García, Fernando Cuetos
It has been well documented that morphemic structure (roots and affixes) have an impact in reading, but effects seem to depend on the reading experience of readers and lexical characteristics of the stimuli. Specifically, it has been reported that morphemes constitute reading units for developing readers and children with dyslexia when they encounter a new word. In addition, recent studies have stated that the effect of morphology is also present in spelling, as morphological information facilitates spelling accuracy and influences handwriting times...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163129/biomarkers-of-presbycusis-and-tinnitus-in-a-portuguese-older-population
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Haúla F Haider, Marisa Flook, Mariana Aparicio, Diogo Ribeiro, Marilia Antunes, Agnieszka J Szczepek, Derek J Hoare, Graça Fialho, João C Paço, Helena Caria
Introduction: Presbycusis or age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is a ubiquitous health problem. It is estimated that it will affect up to 1.5 billion people by 2025. In addition, tinnitus occurs in a large majority of cases with presbycusis. Glutamate metabotropic receptor 7 (GRM7) and N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) are some of the genetic markers for presbycusis. Objectives: To explore patterns of hearing loss and the role of GRM7 and NAT2 as possible markers of presbycusis and tinnitus in a Portuguese population sample...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163040/cdk7-is-required-for-activity-dependent-neuronal-gene-expression-long-lasting-synaptic-plasticity-and-long-term-memory
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Guiqin He, Xiangyu Yang, Guo Wang, Junxia Qi, Rui Mao, Zhengping Wu, Zikai Zhou
In the brain, de novo gene expression driven by learning-associated neuronal activities is critical for the formation of long-term memories. However, the signaling machinery mediating neuronal activity-induced gene expression, especially the rapid transcription of immediate-early genes (IEGs) remains unclear. Cyclin-dependent kinases (Cdks) are a family of serine/threonine kinases that have been firmly established as key regulators of transcription processes underling coordinated cell cycle entry and sequential progression in nearly all types of proliferative cells...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162031/norgal-extraction-and-de-novo-assembly-of-mitochondrial-dna-from-whole-genome-sequencing-data
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Kosai Al-Nakeeb, Thomas Nordahl Petersen, Thomas Sicheritz-Pontén
BACKGROUND: Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) projects provide short read nucleotide sequences from nuclear and possibly organelle DNA depending on the source of origin. Mitochondrial DNA is present in animals and fungi, while plants contain DNA from both mitochondria and chloroplasts. Current techniques for separating organelle reads from nuclear reads in WGS data require full reference or partial seed sequences for assembling. RESULTS: Norgal (de Novo ORGAneLle extractor) avoids this requirement by identifying a high frequency subset of k-mers that are predominantly of mitochondrial origin and performing a de novo assembly on a subset of reads that contains these k-mers...
November 21, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162005/on-rhythms-in-neuronal-networks-with-recurrent-excitation
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Christoph Börgers, R Melody Takeuchi, Daniel T Rosebrock
We investigate rhythms in networks of neurons with recurrent excitation, that is, with excitatory cells exciting each other. Recurrent excitation can sustain activity even when the cells in the network are driven below threshold, too weak to fire on their own. This sort of "reverberating" activity is often thought to be the basis of working memory. Recurrent excitation can also lead to "runaway" transitions, sudden transitions to high-frequency firing; this may be related to epileptic seizures. Not all fundamental questions about these phenomena have been answered with clarity in the literature...
November 21, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161850/preface
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Daozhou Gao, Shigui Ruan, Jifa Jiang
In the new century, with rapid population growth, large-scale urbanization, global warming and many other factors, we are facing unprecedented ecological, health, social, and other challenges and issues. These include biological invasion, environmental degradation, sharp increase in cancer morbidity, high frequency of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, which pose a grave threat to biological diversity, public health, economic development and so on. Based on the solid research in population dynamics and disease dynamics, mathematical modeling, analysis and simulation have been widely used over the past decades to study various problems in life sciences and medicine, from the expression of gene sequence to the pathogenesis of cancer, from the control of molecular organisms to the resistance of bacteria and viruses, from immune response to diseases to the design and evaluation of treatments, and so on...
October 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161745/resting-autonomic-function-in-active-and-insufficiently-active-people-living-with-hiv
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Norberto Quiles, Carol Garber, Joseph Ciccolo
Autonomic dysfunction appears to be prevalent in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). However, there are limited data on the resting autonomic responses to exercise in active and insufficiently active PLWHA. We aimed to determine whether active PLWHA have better autonomic responses compared with insufficiently active PLWHA. Active PLWHA receiving anti-retroviral therapy (n=13) and insufficiently active PLWHA (n=10) were recruited. A 10-min recording of the supine electrocardiogram was taken. Resting heart rate variability was analyzed from this electrocardiogram...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161621/human-subthalamic-oscillatory-dynamics-following-somatosensory-stimulation
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Saskia Elben, Carlos Trenado, Jan Vesper, Alfons Schnitzler, Lars Wojtecki
OBJECTIVE: Electrical median nerve somatosensory stimulation leads to a distinct modulation of cortical oscillations. Initial high frequency and gamma augmentation, as well as modulation of beta and alpha oscillations have been reported. We aimed at investigating the involvement of the subthalamic nucleus in somatosensory processing by means of local field potential recordings, since recordings during passive movements and peripheral somatosensory stimulation have suggested a prominent role...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161352/delta-rhythm-orchestrates-the-neural-activity-underlying-the-resting-state-bold-signal-via-phase-amplitude-coupling
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Saul Jaime, Hong Gu, Brian F Sadacca, Elliot A Stein, Jose E Cavazos, Yihong Yang, Hanbing Lu
Spontaneous ongoing neuronal activity is a prominent feature of the mammalian brain. Temporal and spatial patterns of such ongoing activity have been exploited to examine large-scale brain network organization and function. However, the neurophysiological basis of this spontaneous brain activity as detected by resting-state functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) remains poorly understood. To this end, multi-site local field potentials (LFP) and blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) fMRI were simultaneously recorded in the rat striatum along with local pharmacological manipulation of striatal activity...
November 17, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161295/cardiac-and-renal-dysfunction-is-associated-with-progressive-hearing-loss-in-patients-with-fabry-disease
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Maria Köping, Wafaa Shehata-Dieler, Mario Cebulla, Kristen Rak, Daniel Oder, Jonas Müntze, Peter Nordbeck, Christoph Wanner, Rudolf Hagen, Sebastian Schraven
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked recessive hereditary lysosomal storage disorder which results in the accumulation of globotriaosylceramid (Gb3) in tissues of kidney and heart as well as central and peripheral nervous system. Besides prominent renal and cardiac organ involvement, cochlear symptoms like high-frequency hearing loss and tinnitus are frequently found with yet no comprehensive data available in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To examine hearing loss in patients with FD depending on cardiac and renal function...
2017: PloS One
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