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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817821/endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-an-expert-panel-recommendation-update-2017
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Felix J F Herth, Dirk-Jan Slebos, Gerard J Criner, Pallav L Shah
Interest in endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) technologies for emphysema is consistently growing. In the last couple of months, several endoscopic options (e.g., endo- or intrabronchial valves, coil implants, and thermal vapor ablation) that have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials have been reported with the ultimate goal of improving respiratory mechanics and alleviating chronic dyspnea. Patients presenting with severe air trapping and thoracic hyperinflation have the greatest potential to derive benefit from ELVR procedures...
August 18, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817590/reconstructing-asian-faunal-introductions-to-eastern-africa-from-multi-proxy-biomolecular-and-archaeological-datasets
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Mary E Prendergast, Michael Buckley, Alison Crowther, Laurent Frantz, Heidi Eager, Ophélie Lebrasseur, Rainer Hutterer, Ardern Hulme-Beaman, Wim Van Neer, Katerina Douka, Margaret-Ashley Veall, Eriéndira M Quintana Morales, Verena J Schuenemann, Ella Reiter, Richard Allen, Evangelos A Dimopoulos, Richard M Helm, Ceri Shipton, Ogeto Mwebi, Christiane Denys, Mark Horton, Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Jeffrey Fleisher, Chantal Radimilahy, Henry Wright, Jeremy B Searle, Johannes Krause, Greger Larson, Nicole L Boivin
Human-mediated biological exchange has had global social and ecological impacts. In sub-Saharan Africa, several domestic and commensal animals were introduced from Asia in the pre-modern period; however, the timing and nature of these introductions remain contentious. One model supports introduction to the eastern African coast after the mid-first millennium CE, while another posits introduction dating back to 3000 BCE. These distinct scenarios have implications for understanding the emergence of long-distance maritime connectivity, and the ecological and economic impacts of introduced species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817097/bloch-surface-waves-biosensors-for-high-sensitivity-detection-of-soluble-erbb2-in-a-complex-biological-environment
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Alberto Sinibaldi, Camilla Sampaoli, Norbert Danz, Peter Munzert, Frank Sonntag, Fabio Centola, Agostino Occhicone, Elisa Tremante, Patrizio Giacomini, Francesco Michelotti
We report on the use of one-dimensional photonic crystals to detect clinically relevant concentrations of the cancer biomarker ERBB2 in cell lysates. Overexpression of the ERBB2 protein is associated with aggressive breast cancer subtypes. To detect soluble ERBB2, we developed an optical set-up which operates in both label-free and fluorescence modes. The detection approach makes use of a sandwich assay, in which the one-dimensional photonic crystals sustaining Bloch surface waves are modified with monoclonal antibodies, in order to guarantee high specificity during the biological recognition...
August 17, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817096/time-resolved-study-of-nanomorphology-and-nanomechanic-change-of-early-stage-mineralized-electrospun-poly-lactic-acid-fiber-by-scanning-electron-microscopy-raman-spectroscopy-and-atomic-force-microscopy
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Mengmeng Wang, Yin Cai, Bo Zhao, Peizhi Zhu
In this study, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy and high-resolution atomic force microscopy (AFM) were used to reveal the early-stage change of nanomorphology and nanomechanical properties of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) fibers in a time-resolved manner during the mineralization process. Electrospun PLA nanofibers were soaked in simulated body fluid (SBF) for different periods of time (0, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 21 days) at 10 °C, much lower than the conventional 37 °C, to simulate the slow biomineralization process...
August 17, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816897/surgical-correction-of-cam-deformity-in-association-with-femoroacetabular-impingement-and-its-impact-on-the-degenerative-process-within-the-hip-joint
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Paul E Beaulé, Andrew D Speirs, Helen Anwander, Gerd Melkus, Kawan Rakhra, Hanspeter Frei, Mario Lamontagne
BACKGROUND: Cam morphology in association with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a recognized cause of hip pain and cartilage damage and proposed as a leading cause of arthritis. The purpose of this study was to analyze the functional and biomechanical effects of the surgical correction of the cam deformity on the degenerative process associated with FAI. METHODS: Ten male patients with a mean age of 34.3 years (range, 23.1 to 46.5 years) and a mean body mass index (and standard deviation) of 26...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816865/liquid-crystal-spatial-light-modulators-for-simulating-zonal-multifocal-lenses
#6
Yiyu Li, Arthur Bradley, Renfeng Xu, Pete S Kollbaum
SIGNIFICANCE: To maximize efficiency of the normally lengthy and costly multizone lens design and testing process, it is advantageous to evaluate the potential efficacy of a design as thoroughly as possible prior to lens fabrication and on-eye testing. The current work describes an ex vivo approach of optical design testing. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe a system capable of examining the optical characteristics of multizone bifocal and multifocal optics by subaperture stitching using liquid crystal technologies...
August 14, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816654/instantaneous-transfer-entropy-for-the-study-of-cardiovascular-and-cardio-respiratory-nonstationary-dynamics
#7
Gaetano Valenza, Luca Faes, Luca Citi, Michele Orini, Riccardo Barbieri
Measures of Transfer Entropy (TE) quantify the direction and strength of coupling between two complex systems. Standard approaches assume stationarity of the observations, and therefore are unable to track time-varying changes in nonlinear information transfer with high temporal resolution. In this study, we aim to define and validate novel instantaneous measures of transfer entropy to provide an im- proved assessment of complex non-stationary cardio-respiratory interactions.
August 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816646/chronic-cigarette-smoke-mediated-global-changes-in-lung-mucoepidermoid-cells-a-phosphoproteomic-analysis
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Hitendra S Solanki, Jayshree Advani, Aafaque Ahmad Khan, Aneesha Radhakrishnan, Nandini A Sahasrabuddhe, Sneha M Pinto, Xiaofei Chang, Thottethodi Subrahmanya Keshava Prasad, Premendu Prakash Mathur, David Sidransky, Harsha Gowda, Aditi Chatterjee
Proteomics analysis of chronic cigarette smoke exposure is a rapidly emerging postgenomics research field. While smoking is a major cause of lung cancer, functional studies using proteomics approaches could enrich our mechanistic understanding of the elusive lung cancer global molecular signaling and cigarette smoke relationship. We report in this study on a stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture-based quantitative phosphoproteomic analysis of a human lung mucoepidermoid carcinoma cell line, H292 cells, chronically exposed to cigarette smoke...
August 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816642/proteomic-analysis-of-the-human-olfactory-bulb
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Manjunath Dammalli, Gourav Dey, Anil K Madugundu, Manish Kumar, Benvil Rodrigues, Harsha Gowda, Bychapur Gowrishankar Siddaiah, Anita Mahadevan, Susarla Krishna Shankar, Thottethodi Subrahmanya Keshava Prasad
The importance of olfaction to human health and disease is often underappreciated. Olfactory dysfunction has been reported in association with a host of common complex diseases, including neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. For health, olfaction or the sense of smell is also important for most mammals, for optimal engagement with their environment. Indeed, animals have developed sophisticated olfactory systems to detect and interpret the rich information presented to them to assist in day-to-day activities such as locating food sources, differentiating food from poisons, identifying mates, promoting reproduction, avoiding predators, and averting death...
August 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816462/-1-h-detected-redor-with-fast-magic-angle-spinning-of-a-deuterated-protein
#10
Manali Ghosh, Chad M Rienstra
Rotational echo double resonance (REDOR) is a highly successful method for heteronuclear distance determination in biological solid-state NMR, and 1H detection methods have emerged in recent years as a powerful approach to improving sensitivity and resolution for small sample quantities by utilizing fast magic-angle spinning (>30 kHz) and deuteration strategies. In theory, involving 1H as one of the spins for measuring REDOR effects can greatly increase the distance measurement range, but few experiments of this type have been reported...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816437/selective-targeting-by-a-mechanism-based-inactivator-against-plp-dependent-enzymes-mechanisms-of-inactivation-and-alternative-turnover
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Romila Mascarenhas, Hoang V Le, Kenneth D Clevenger, Helaina J Lehrer, Dagmar Ringe, Neil L Kelleher, Richard B Silverman, Dali Liu
Potent mechanism-based inactivators can be rationally designed against PLP-dependent drug targets, such as ornithine aminotransferase (OAT) or γ-aminobutyric acid aminotransferase (GABA-AT). An important challenge, however, is the lack of selectivity towards other PLP-dependent off-target enzymes, because of similarities in mechanisms of all PLP-dependent aminotransferase reactions. On the basis of complex crystal structures, we investigate the inactivation mechanism of OAT, a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) target, by (1R,3S,4S)-3-amino-4-fluorocyclopentane-1-carboxylic acid (FCP), a known inactivator of GABA-AT...
August 17, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816317/evaluation-of-mapping-schemes-for-systematic-coarse-graining-of-higher-alkanes
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Marco Dallavalle, Nico F A van der Vegt
A model is introduced to explore the influence of different coarse-grained (CG) resolutions on the structural and thermodynamic properties of higher alkanes. Four different mapping schemes are considered, for which the potentials are derived using the conditional reversible work (CRW) method. The CRW method is a bottom-up coarse-graining procedure, which derives effective pair potentials between nonbonded chemical groups defined by the mapping scheme from the underlying molecular interactions in a quick, inexpensive way...
August 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816186/reliability-of-orthopantomography-and-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-presurgical-implant-planning-a-clinical-study
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Jasjit Sahota, Aditya Bhatia, Megha Gupta, Vishal Singh, Juhi Soni, Richa Soni
BACKGROUND: Preoperative diagnosis and treatment planning are fundamental requirements to ensure success rate of implant. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) provides all three dimensions and has been proved as a tool for radiology, especially in the success of implant. This study was conducted to evaluate the reliability of orthopantomography (OPG) and CBCT in presurgical implant planning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 110 partially or completely edentulous adult patients (male 50 and female 60)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815992/the-spatial-distribution-of-soil-organic-carbon-in-tidal-wetland-soils-of-the-continental-united-states
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Audra L Hinson, Rusty A Feagin, Marian Eriksson, Raymond G Najjar, Maria Herrmann, Thomas S Bianchi, Michael Kemp, Jack A Hutchings, Steve Crooks, Thomas Boutton
Tidal wetlands contain large reservoirs of carbon in their soils and can sequester carbon dioxide (CO2 ) at a greater rate per unit area than nearly any other ecosystem. The spatial distribution of this carbon influences climate and wetland policy. To assist with international accords such as the Paris Climate Agreement, national-level assessments such as the United States (U.S.) National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, and regional, state, local, and project-level evaluation of CO2 sequestration credits, we developed a geodatabase (CoBluCarb) and high-resolution maps of soil organic carbon (SOC) distribution by linking National Wetlands Inventory data with the U...
August 17, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815625/association-of-transcallosal-motor-fibres-with-function-of-both-hands-after-unilateral-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke
#15
Samuel Groeschel, Lucie Hertz-Pannier, Matthieu Delion, Sébastien Loustau, Béatrice Husson, Manoelle Kossorotoff, Cyrille Renaud, Sylvie Nguyen The Tich, Stéphane Chabrier, Mickael Dinomais
AIM: The objective of this study was to investigate the involvement of the motor fibres of the corpus callosum after unilateral neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) of the middle cerebral artery territory and the relationship to both ipsilesional and contralesional hand function. METHOD: Using high-resolution structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI, and magnetic resonance diffusion-tractography, we compared the midsagittal area of the motor part of the corpus callosum (defined by the fibres connecting the precentral gyri) between 33 7-year-old children after unilateral NAIS and 31 typically developing 7-year-old children...
August 17, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815605/enhanced-edx-images-by-fusion-of-multimodal-sem-images-using-pansharpening-techniques
#16
G Franchi, J Angulo, M Moreaud, L Sorbier
The goal of this paper is to explore the potential interest of image fusion in the context of multimodal scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging. In particular, we aim at merging the backscattered electron images that usually have a high spatial resolution but do not provide enough discriminative information to physically classify the nature of the sample, with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) images that have discriminative information but a lower spatial resolution. The produced images are named enhanced EDX...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815472/comparison-of-pet-ct-and-whole-mount-histopathology-sections-of-the-human-prostate-a-new-strategy-for-voxel-wise-evaluation
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F Schiller, T Fechter, C Zamboglou, A Chirindel, N Salman, C A Jilg, V Drendel, M Werner, P T Meyer, A-L Grosu, M Mix
BACKGROUND: Implementation of PET/CT in diagnosis of primary prostate cancer (PCa) requires a profound knowledge about the tracer, preferably from a quantitative evaluation. Direct visual comparison of PET/CT slices to whole prostate sections is hampered by considerable uncertainties from imperfect coregistration and fundamentally different image modalities. In the current study, we present a novel method for advanced voxel-wise comparison of histopathology from excised prostates to pre-surgical PET...
August 17, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815458/backbone-and-side-chain-resonance-assignments-of-ca-2-4-calmodulin-bound-to-beta-calcineurin-a-cambd-peptide
#18
C Andrew Fowler, Maria F Núñez Hernandez, Susan E O'Donnell, Liping Yu, Madeline A Shea
Calcineurin (CaN) is a heterodimeric and highly conserved serine/threonine phosphatase (PP2B) that plays a critical role in coupling calcium signals to physiological processes including embryonic cardiac development, NF-AT-regulated gene expression in immune responses, and apoptosis. The catalytic subunit (CaNA) has three isoforms (α, β, and γ,) in humans and seven isoforms in Paramecium. In all eukaryotes, the EF-hand protein calmodulin (CaM) regulates CaN activity in a calcium-dependent manner. The N- and C-domains of CaM (CaMN and CaMC) recognize a CaM-binding domain (CaMBD) within an intrinsically disordered region of CaNA that precedes the auto-inhibitory domain (AID) of CaNA...
August 16, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815402/covered-esophageal-stenting-is-effective-for-symptomatic-gastric-lumen-narrowing-and-related-complications-following-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Murad A Aburajab, Joshua B Max, Mel A Ona, Kapil Gupta, Miguel Burch, F Michael Feiz, Simon K Lo, Laith H Jamil
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is gaining popularity in treating morbid obesity. Prior studies showed a 3.5% risk of gastric sleeve stenosis (GSS). There is no consensus on how to treat these patients, and the role of endoscopic therapy has been addressed in only a few studies. We aim to assess the efficacy and safety of endoscopic stenting in the management of GSS following LSG. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective data were reviewed from July 2009 to November 2013...
August 16, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815284/analysis-of-lipophilic-marine-biotoxins-by-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-in-seawater-from-the-catalan-coast
#20
Cristina Bosch-Orea, Josep Sanchís, Marinella Farré, Damià Barceló
Marine biotoxins regularly occur along the coast, with several consequences for the environment as well as the food industry. Monitoring of these compounds in seawater is required to assure the safety of marine resources for human consumption, providing a means for forecasting shellfish contamination events. In this study, an analytical method was developed for the detection of ten lipophilic marine biotoxins in seawater: azaspiracids 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, classified as azaspiracid shellfish poisoning toxins, and pectenotoxin 2, okadaic acid and the related dinophysistoxin 1, yessotoxin and homoyessotoxin, classified as diarrheic shellfish poisoning toxins...
August 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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