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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927010/the-phonetic-characteristics-in-patients-of-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-without-tracheotomy
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Yong Tae Hong, Min Ju Park, Yu Jeong Shin, Phan Huu Ngoc Minh, Ki Hwan Hong
Objectives: Patients with bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) theoretically have difficulty producing voiceless consonants. However, perceptual studies have revealed clear production of voiceless consonants with good articulation scores in nontracheostomized patients. The purpose of this study was to clarify the production of voiceless stops during articulation in patients with BVFP compared to normal speakers. Methods: The perceptual, acoustic, and aerodynamic characteristics of patients with BVFP and those with normal speech were investigated with special reference to voiceless stop consonants...
November 17, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926942/actin-related-protein-2-arp2-and-virus-induced-filopodia-facilitate-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-spread
#2
Masfique Mehedi, Thomas McCarty, Scott E Martin, Cyril Le Nouën, Eugen Buehler, Yu-Chi Chen, Margery Smelkinson, Sundar Ganesan, Elizabeth R Fischer, Linda G Brock, Bo Liang, Shirin Munir, Peter L Collins, Ursula J Buchholz
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an enveloped RNA virus that is the most important viral cause of acute pediatric lower respiratory tract illness worldwide, and lacks a vaccine or effective antiviral drug. The involvement of host factors in the RSV replicative cycle remains poorly characterized. A genome-wide siRNA screen in human lung epithelial A549 cells identified actin-related protein 2 (ARP2) as a host factor involved in RSV infection. ARP2 knockdown did not reduce RSV entry, and did not markedly reduce gene expression during the first 24 hr of infection, but decreased viral gene expression thereafter, an effect that appeared to be due to inhibition of viral spread to neighboring cells...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926936/scaling-properties-of-dimensionality-reduction-for-neural-populations-and-network-models
#3
Ryan C Williamson, Benjamin R Cowley, Ashok Litwin-Kumar, Brent Doiron, Adam Kohn, Matthew A Smith, Byron M Yu
Recent studies have applied dimensionality reduction methods to understand how the multi-dimensional structure of neural population activity gives rise to brain function. It is unclear, however, how the results obtained from dimensionality reduction generalize to recordings with larger numbers of neurons and trials or how these results relate to the underlying network structure. We address these questions by applying factor analysis to recordings in the visual cortex of non-human primates and to spiking network models that self-generate irregular activity through a balance of excitation and inhibition...
December 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926885/identifying-causes-for-excess-mortality-in-patients-with-diabetes-closer-but-not-there-yet
#4
Oriana Hoi Yun Yu, Samy Suissa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926867/genomic-instability-is-induced-by-persistent-proliferation-of-cells-undergoing-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#5
Valentine Comaills, Lilian Kabeche, Robert Morris, Rémi Buisson, Min Yu, Marissa Wells Madden, Joseph A LiCausi, Myriam Boukhali, Ken Tajima, Shiwei Pan, Nicola Aceto, Srinjoy Sil, Yu Zheng, Tilak Sundaresan, Toshifumi Yae, Nicole Vincent Jordan, David T Miyamoto, David T Ting, Sridhar Ramaswamy, Wilhelm Haas, Lee Zou, Daniel A Haber, Shyamala Maheswaran
TGF-β secreted by tumor stroma induces epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer cells, a reversible phenotype linked to cancer progression and drug resistance. However, exposure to stromal signals may also lead to heritable changes in cancer cells, which are poorly understood. We show that epithelial cells failing to undergo proliferation arrest during TGF-β-induced EMT sustain mitotic abnormalities due to failed cytokinesis, resulting in aneuploidy. This genomic instability is associated with the suppression of multiple nuclear envelope proteins implicated in mitotic regulation and is phenocopied by modulating the expression of LaminB1...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926859/rapamycin-reverses-metabolic-deficits-in-lamin-a-c-deficient-mice
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Chen-Yu Liao, Sydney S Anderson, Nicole H Chicoine, Jarrott R Mayfield, Emmeline C Academia, Joy A Wilson, Chalermkwan Pongkietisak, Morgan A Thompson, Earl P Lagmay, Delana M Miller, Yueh-Mei Hsu, Mark A McCormick, Monique N O'Leary, Brian K Kennedy
The role of the mTOR inhibitor, rapamycin, in regulation of adiposity remains controversial. Here, we evaluate mTOR signaling in lipid metabolism in adipose tissues of Lmna(-/-) mice, a mouse model for dilated cardiomyopathy and muscular dystrophy. Lifespan extension by rapamycin is associated with increased body weight and fat content, two phenotypes we link to suppression of elevated energy expenditure. In both white and brown adipose tissue of Lmna(-/-) mice, we find that rapamycin inhibits mTORC1 but not mTORC2, leading to suppression of elevated lipolysis and restoration of thermogenic protein UCP1 levels, respectively...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926822/proteomic-and-phylogenetic-coevolution-analyses-of-pm79-and-pm92-identify-interactions-with-rnapii-and-delineate-the-mcmv-late-transcription-complex
#7
Travis J Chapa, Dong Yu, Anthony R French
The regulation of the late viral gene expression in betaherpesviruses is largely undefined. We have previously shown that the murine cytomegalovirus proteins pM79 and pM92 are required for late gene transcription. Here, we provide insight into the mechanism of pM79 and pM92 activity by determining their interaction partners during infection. Co-immunoprecipitation-coupled mass spectrometry studies demonstrate that pM79 and pM92 interact with an array of cellular and viral proteins involved in transcription...
December 7, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926818/disruption-of-miaa-provides-insights-into-the-regulation-of-phenazine-biosynthesis-under-suboptimal-growth-conditions-in-pseudomonas-chlororaphis-30-84
#8
Jun Myoung Yu, Donping Wang, Leland S Pierson, Elizabeth A Pierson
Many products of secondary metabolism are activated by quorum sensing (QS), yet even at cell densities sufficient for QS, their production may be repressed under suboptimal growth conditions via mechanisms that still require elucidation. For many beneficial plant-associated bacteria, secondary metabolites such as phenazines are important for their competitive survival and plant-protective activities. Previous work established that phenazine biosynthesis in Pseudomonas chlororaphis 30-84 is regulated by the PhzR/PhzI QS system, which in turn is regulated by transcriptional regulator Pip, two-component system RpeA/RpeB, and stationary-phase/stress sigma factor RpoS...
December 7, 2016: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926811/p22phox-c242t-gene-polymorphism-and-overt-diabetic-nephropathy-a-meta-analysis-of-1-452-participants
#9
Yan-Yan Li, Ge Gong, Hong-Yu Geng, Yun Qian
Background/Aims: The p22phox C242T gene polymorphism (rs4673) may be linked to an increased susceptibility for overt diabetic nephropathy (ODN), but the study results are still inconclusive. Methods: To explore the relationship between p22phox C242T gene polymorphism and ODN, the current meta-analysis of 707 ODN patients and 745 controls from five individual studies was conducted. The pooled odds ratio (OR) and its corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI) were evaluated by either a random or fixed effect model...
December 8, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926765/swollen-hand-joints-with-asymptomatic-nodules-on-the-skin
#10
Hui Qu, Ping Tu, Jin Yu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926753/in-vivo-observation-of-lens-regeneration-in-rat-using-ultra-long-scan-depth-optical-coherence-tomography
#11
Kai-Jing Zhou, Yi-Ni Li, Fu-Rong Huang, Qin-Mei Wang, A-Yong Yu
Purpose: To evaluate morphologic changes of lens regeneration in rats in vivo after extracapsular lens extraction (ECLE) by ultra-long scan depth optical coherence tomography (UL-OCT). Methods: A total of 42 Sprague-Dawley rats were used in this study. We performed ECLE on the right eyes of animals in the surgery group (n = 34). Biomicroscopy and UL-OCT scans were carried out for the surgery group immediately (within 1 hour postoperatively) and at days 1 and 3, weeks 1 and 2, and months 1, 2, and 3 postoperatively...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926730/integrin-yap-taz-jnk-cascade-mediates-atheroprotective-effect-of-unidirectional-shear-flow
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Li Wang, Jiang-Yun Luo, Bochuan Li, Xiao Yu Tian, Li-Jing Chen, Yuhong Huang, Jian Liu, Dan Deng, Chi Wai Lau, Song Wan, Ding Ai, King-Lun Kingston Mak, Ka Kui Tong, Kin Ming Kwan, Nanping Wang, Jeng-Jiann Chiu, Yi Zhu, Yu Huang
The Yorkie homologues YAP (Yes-associated protein) and TAZ (transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif, also known as WWTR1), effectors of the Hippo pathway, have been identified as mediators for mechanical stimuli. However, the role of YAP/TAZ in haemodynamics-induced mechanotransduction and pathogenesis of atherosclerosis remains unclear. Here we show that endothelial YAP/TAZ activity is regulated by different patterns of blood flow, and YAP/TAZ inhibition suppresses inflammation and retards atherogenesis...
December 7, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926675/improvement-in-total-joint-replacement-quality-metrics-year-one-versus-year-three-of-the-bundled-payments-for-care-improvement-initiative
#13
John M Dundon, Joseph Bosco, James Slover, Stephen Yu, Yousuf Sayeed, Richard Iorio
BACKGROUND: In January 2013, a large, tertiary, urban academic medical center began participation in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative for total joint arthroplasty, a program implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011. Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs) 469 and 470 were included. We participated in BPCI Model 2, by which an episode of care includes the inpatient and all post-acute care costs through 90 days following discharge...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926630/the-analgesic-effect-of-ropivacaine-combined-with-dexmedetomidine-for-incision-infiltration-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Jun-Ma Yu, Hao Sun, Chao Wu, Chun-Shan Dong, Yao Lu, Ye Zhang
BACKGROUND: Local anesthetics infiltration is one consensus efficient strategy for pain relief after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). The aim of this study was to investigate analgesia efficacy of incisional infiltration with ropivacaine plus dexmedetomidine. METHODS: Patients scheduled for LC were assigned to 4 groups by different medications for trocar wound infiltration. The incidence of adverse events and the analgesic effect of ropivacaine combined with dexmedetomidine for incision infiltration were recorded...
December 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926629/the-informativity-of-sound-modulates-crossmodal-facilitation-of-visual-discrimination-a-fmri-study
#15
Qi Li, Hongtao Yu, Xiujun Li, Hongzan Sun, Jingjing Yang, Chunlin Li
Many studies have investigated behavioral crossmodal facilitation when a visual stimulus is accompanied by a concurrent task-irrelevant sound. Lippert and colleagues reported that a concurrent task-irrelevant sound reduced the uncertainty of the timing of the visual display and improved perceptional responses (informative sound). However, the neural mechanism by which the informativity of sound affected crossmodal facilitation of visual discrimination remained unclear. In this study, we used event-related functional MRI to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying the role of informativity of sound in crossmodal facilitation of visual discrimination...
December 6, 2016: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926556/natural-orifice-specimen-extraction-with-single-stapling-colorectal-anastomosis-for-laparoscopic-anterior-resection-feasibility-outcomes-and-technical-considerations
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Bansal Saurabh, Sheng-Chi Chang, Tao-Wei Ke, Yu-Chun Huang, Takashi Kato, Hwei-Ming Wang, William Tzu-Liang Chen, Abe Fingerhut
BACKGROUND: Double and triple stapling techniques to close the rectal stump in laparoscopic anterior resection are fraught with technical drawbacks that could possibly be avoided with the use of the single stapling technique. However, little is known of its safety in laparoscopic surgery or outcomes when combined with natural orifice specimen extraction. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to analyze the feasibility and the operative and immediate postoperative outcomes of single-stapled anastomosis and natural orifice specimen extraction with conventional techniques...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926535/high-salt-diet-stimulates-gut-th17-response-and-exacerbates-tnbs-induced-colitis-in-mice
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Yingfeng Wei, Chong Lu, Jianing Chen, Guangying Cui, Lin Wang, Tianming Yu, Yue Yang, Wei Wu, Yulong Ding, Lanjuan Li, Toshimitsu Uede, Zhi Chen, Hongyan Diao
This study focuses on characterizing the effect of a high salt diet (HSD) on intestinal immunity and the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). We found that mice on a HSD had an increased frequency of IL-17A producing cells in the intestinal lamina propria (LP) compared to mice on a normal diet (ND). Furthermore, most intestinal IL-17A producing cells were CD4+TCRβ+ cells. A HSD increased the LP T helper 17 (Th17) responses in both the small and large intestines but did not increase the Th17 response of other gut-associated lymphoid organ...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926533/andrographolide-impedes-cancer-stemness-and-enhances-radio-sensitivity-in-oral-carcinomas-via-mir-218-activation
#18
Po-Yu Yang, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Tong Hong Wang, Cheng-Chia Yu, Ming-Yi Lu, Yi-Wen Liao, Tzu-Hsin Lee, Chih-Yu Peng
Current evidence suggests that oral cancer stem cells (OCSCs) possess high tumorigenic and metastatic properties as well as chemo- and radioresistance. In this study, we demonstrated that andrographolide, the main bioactive component in the medicinal plant Andrographis, significantly reduced oncogenicity and restored radio-sensitivity of ALDH1+CD44+ OCSCs. Mechanistic studies showed that andrographolide treatment increased the expression of microRNA-218 (miR-218), leading to the downregulation of Bmi1. We showed that knockdown of miR-218 in ALDH1-CD44- non-OCSCs enhanced cancer stemness, while silencing of Bmi1 significantly counteracted it...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926532/novel-parp1-2-inhibitor-mefuparib-hydrochloride-elicits-potent-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anticancer-activity-characteristic-of-high-tissue-distribution
#19
Jin-Xue He, Meng Wang, Xia-Juan Huan, Chuan-Huizi Chen, Shan-Shan Song, Ying-Qing Wang, Xue-Mei Liao, Cun Tan, Qian He, Lin-Jiang Tong, Yu-Ting Wang, Xiao-Hua Li, Yi Su, Yan-Yan Shen, Yi-Ming Sun, Xin-Ying Yang, Yi Chen, Zhi-Wei Gao, Xiao-Yan Chen, Bing Xiong, Xiu-Lian Lu, Jian Ding, Chun-Hao Yang, Ze-Hong Miao
The approval of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor AZD2281 in 2014 marked the successful establishment of the therapeutic strategy targeting homologous recombination repair defects of cancers in the clinic. However, AZD2281 has poor water solubility, low tissue distribution and relatively weak in vivo anticancer activity, which appears to become limiting factors for its clinical use. In this study, we found that mefuparib hydrochloride (MPH) was a potent PARP inhibitor, possessing prominent in vitro and in vivo anticancer activity...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926523/long-non-coding-rna-neat1-overexpression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Chao Yang, Zhuo Li, Yajun Li, Rui Xu, Yongfeng Wang, Yu Tian, Wei Chen
OBJECTIVES: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are playing important roles in cancer progression and metastasis. Recent studies have demonstrated that the lncRNA, nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1 (NEAT1), was aberrantly up-regulated in various types of cancers and was reported to be associated with unfavorable prognosis in cancer patients. This study examined the relationship between NEAT1 and relevant clinical outcomes. RESULTS: A total of 1354 patients from 11 eligible studies were included in the meta-analysis...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
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