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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337857/wxc-c-nrgo-composite-derived-from-polyoxotungstate-conductive-polypyrrole-graphene-as-efficient-electrocatalyst-for-hydrogen-evolution-reaction
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Ya-Qian Lan, Xiao-Li Wang, Yu-Jia Tang, Wei Huang, Chun-Hui Liu, Long-Zhang Dong, Shun-Li Li
Efficient hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) from water through electrocatalysis using cost-effective materials is critical to realize the clean hydrogen production. Herein, with controlling the structure and composition of polyoxotungstate/conductive polypyrrole/graphene (PCG) precursor precisely and followed by the temperature-programmed reaction, we developed a highly active and stable catalyst WxC@C/NRGO. The composite presents splendid performance towards HER in acidic media, with a small onset overpotential of 24 mV vs...
March 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335471/mobile-phonocardiogram-diagnosis-in-newborns-using-support-vector-machine
#2
Amir Mohammad Amiri, Mohammadreza Abtahi, Nick Constant, Kunal Mankodiya
Phonocardiogram (PCG) monitoring on newborns is one of the most important and challenging tasks in the heart assessment in the early ages of life. In this paper, we present a novel approach for cardiac monitoring applied in PCG data. This basic system coupled with denoising, segmentation, cardiac cycle selection and classification of heart sound can be used widely for a large number of the data. This paper describes the problems and additional advantages of the PCG method including the possibility of recording heart sound at home, removing unwanted noises and data reduction on a mobile device, and an intelligent system to diagnose heart diseases on the cloud server...
March 18, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330355/fast-divide-and-conquer-algorithm-for-evaluating-polarization-in-classical-force-fields
#3
Dominique Nocito, Gregory J O Beran
Evaluation of the self-consistent polarization energy forms a major computational bottleneck in polarizable force fields. In large systems, the linear polarization equations are typically solved iteratively with techniques based on Jacobi iterations (JI) or preconditioned conjugate gradients (PCG). Two new variants of JI are proposed here that exploit domain decomposition to accelerate the convergence of the induced dipoles. The first, divide-and-conquer JI (DC-JI), is a block Jacobi algorithm which solves the polarization equations within non-overlapping sub-clusters of atoms directly via Cholesky decomposition, and iterates to capture interactions between sub-clusters...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329686/demethylated-hsatii-dna-and-hsatii-rna-foci-sequester-prc1-and-mecp2-into-cancer-specific-nuclear-bodies
#4
Lisa L Hall, Meg Byron, Dawn M Carone, Troy W Whitfield, Gayle P Pouliot, Andrew Fischer, Peter Jones, Jeanne B Lawrence
This study reveals that high-copy satellite II (HSATII) sequences in the human genome can bind and impact distribution of chromatin regulatory proteins and that this goes awry in cancer. In many cancers, master regulatory proteins form two types of cancer-specific nuclear bodies, caused by locus-specific deregulation of HSATII. DNA demethylation at the 1q12 mega-satellite, common in cancer, causes PRC1 aggregation into prominent Cancer-Associated Polycomb (CAP) bodies. These loci remain silent, whereas HSATII loci with reduced PRC1 become derepressed, reflecting imbalanced distribution of UbH2A on these and other PcG-regulated loci...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303357/long-term-surgical-outcome-of-conventional-trabeculotomy-for-childhood-glaucoma
#5
Hiroko Ozawa, Mio Yamane, Eisuke Inoue, Tomoyo Yoshida-Uemura, Satoshi Katagiri, Tadashi Yokoi, Sachiko Nishina, Noriyuki Azuma
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term surgical outcomes of conventional trabeculotomy in eyes with childhood glaucoma in a Japanese population. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, we enrolled Japanese patients with childhood glaucoma who underwent a conventional trabeculotomy at least once before age 3 years from 1986 to 2014 in our hospital. RESULTS: One hundred seven eyes of 64 patients (24 girls, 40 boys; mean age, 2.8 ± 5...
March 16, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282485/contribution-of-mutations-in-known-mendelian-glaucoma-genes-to-advanced-early-onset-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#6
Tiger Zhou, Emmanuelle Souzeau, Owen M Siggs, John Landers, Richard Mills, Ivan Goldberg, Paul R Healey, Stuart Graham, Alex W Hewitt, David A Mackey, Anna Galanopoulos, Robert J Casson, Jonathan B Ruddle, Jonathan Ellis, Paul Leo, Matthew A Brown, Stuart MacGregor, Shiwani Sharma, Kathryn P Burdon, Jamie E Craig
Purpose: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) with Mendelian inheritance are caused by mutations in at least nine genes. Utilizing whole-exome sequencing, we examined the disease burden accounted for by these known Mendelian glaucoma genes in a cohort of individuals with advanced early-onset POAG. Methods: The cases exhibited advanced POAG with young age of diagnosis. Cases and examined local controls were subjected to whole-exome sequencing...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271953/injectable-and-biodegradable-temperature-responsive-mixed-polymer-systems-providing-variable-gel-forming-ph-regions
#7
Yasuyuki Yoshida, Keisuke Kawahara, Shintaro Mitsumune, Akinori Kuzuya, Yuichi Ohya
Aqueous solutions of biodegradable polymers exhibiting sol-to-gel transitions in response to external stimuli such as temperature and pH are expected to be used as injectable polymers (IPs) for biomedical applications. In this study, we prepared novel biodegradable temperature-responsive IP systems providing variable gel-forming pH regions. We synthesized PCGA-b-PEG-b-PCGA (tri-PCG) and attached carboxylic acid or primary amine groups on both termini, tri-PCG-COOH and tri-PCG-NH2, and investigated the temperature-responsive sol-to-gel transition behavior of the mixtures of these two copolymers at various pHs...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269674/classification-of-severity-of-mitral-regurgitation-patients-using-multifractal-analysis
#8
Rijil Thomas, Ling Lieng Hsi, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan
Owing to its efficiency and cost effectiveness, auscultation using a stethoscope is the primary diagnosis method preferred by most medical examiners for cardiovascular disease. Phonocardiography (PCG) is the next level of auscultation and an effective analysis technique in cardiology. This paper presents a method to quantify Mitral Regurgitation (MR) using PCG. MR is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases associated with a defect in mitral valve. We analyzed the multifractal nature of heart sounds with murmur followed by classification and clustering using Hurst exponents...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236618/common-1h-mrs-characteristics-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-vascular-dementia-diagnosed-with-kidney-essence-deficiency-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
#9
Zhongwei Guo, Xiaozheng Liu, Yulin Cao, Hongtao Hou, Xingli Chen, Yongcan Chen, Feihua Huang, Wei Chen
Context • Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) indicates that both Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VD) should be categorized as dementia and that they have a common etiology and pathogenesis under TCM classification of syndromes, such as with kidney essence deficiency syndrome (KEDS). The pathological location is mainly in the brain. However, it remains unclear whether AD and VD patients with KEDS exhibit a metabolic commonality in the same region of the brain. Objective • The study intended to investigate the metabolic characteristics of the brain using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) in patients with AD and VD who had been diagnosed with KEDS...
February 27, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236166/alteration-of-regional-homogeneity-and-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-subtypes-are-related-to-cognition-and-csf-biomarkers
#10
Xiao Luo, Yerfan Jiaerken, Peiyu Huang, Xiao Jun Xu, Tiantian Qiu, Yunlu Jia, Zhujing Shen, Xiaojun Guan, Jiong Zhou, Minming Zhang
Amnestic mild cognitive impairment can be further classified as single-domain aMCI (SD-aMCI) with isolated memory deficit, or multi-domain aMCI (MD-aMCI) if memory deficit is combined with impairment in other cognitive domains. Prior studies reported these clinical subtypes presumably differ in etiology. Thus, we aimed to explore the possible mechanisms between different aMCI subtypes by assessing alteration in brain activity and brain vasculature, and their relations with CSF AD biomarkers. 49 healthy controls, 32 SD-aMCI, and 32 MD-aMCI, who had undergone structural scans, resting-state functional MRI (rsfMRI) scans and neuropsychological evaluations, were identified...
February 24, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227933/classification-of-severity-of-mitral-regurgitation-patients-using-multifractal-analysis
#11
Rijil Thomas, Ling Lieng Hsi, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan, Rijil Thomas, Ling Lieng Hsi, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan, Soh Cheong Boon, Erry Gunawan, Ling Lieng Hsi
Owing to its efficiency and cost effectiveness, auscultation using a stethoscope is the primary diagnosis method preferred by most medical examiners for cardiovascular disease. Phonocardiography (PCG) is the next level of auscultation and an effective analysis technique in cardiology. This paper presents a method to quantify Mitral Regurgitation (MR) using PCG. MR is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases associated with a defect in mitral valve. We analyzed the multifractal nature of heart sounds with murmur followed by classification and clustering using Hurst exponents...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225770/a-distal-intergenic-region-controls-pancreatic-endocrine-differentiation-by-acting-as-a-transcriptional-enhancer-and-as-a-polycomb-response-element
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Joris van Arensbergen, Sebastien Dussaud, Corinne Pardanaud-Glavieux, Javier García-Hurtado, Claire Sauty, Aline Guerci, Jorge Ferrer, Philippe Ravassard
Lineage-selective expression of developmental genes is dependent on the interplay between activating and repressive mechanisms. Gene activation is dependent on cell-specific transcription factors that recognize transcriptional enhancer sequences. Gene repression often depends on the recruitment of Polycomb group (PcG) proteins, although the sequences that underlie the recruitment of PcG proteins, also known as Polycomb response elements (PREs), remain poorly understood in vertebrates. While distal PREs have been identified in mammals, a role for positive-acting enhancers in PcG-mediated repression has not been described...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202673/molecular-architecture-of-polycomb-repressive-complexes
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REVIEW
Emily C Chittock, Sebastian Latwiel, Thomas C R Miller, Christoph W Müller
The polycomb group (PcG) proteins are a large and diverse family that epigenetically repress the transcription of key developmental genes. They form three broad groups of polycomb repressive complexes (PRCs) known as PRC1, PRC2 and Polycomb Repressive DeUBiquitinase, each of which modifies and/or remodels chromatin by distinct mechanisms that are tuned by having variable compositions of core and accessory subunits. Until recently, relatively little was known about how the various PcG proteins assemble to form the PRCs; however, studies by several groups have now allowed us to start piecing together the PcG puzzle...
February 8, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196760/polycomb-group-systems-in-fungi-new-models-for-understanding-polycomb-repressive-complex-2
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REVIEW
Zachary A Lewis
Polycomb group (PcG) proteins form multiple complexes that direct assembly of transcriptionally repressed chromatin, an essential process for multicellular development. Recent studies in plants and animals have uncovered surprising complexity in the form of multiple, variant PcG complexes governed by an extensive regulatory network. PcG proteins are absent from major yeast models, but recent research revealed minimal PcG systems in several well-studied fungi. In both animals and fungi, PcG complexes are responsive to local chromatin structure, but important aspects of PcG regulation remain unknown...
February 11, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177357/technical-note-avoiding-the-direct-inversion-of-the-numerator-relationship-matrix-for-genotyped-animals-in-single-step-genomic-best-linear-unbiased-prediction-solved-with-the-preconditioned-conjugate-gradient
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Y Masuda, I Misztal, A Legarra, S Tsuruta, D A L Lourenco, B O Fragomeni, I Aguilar
This paper evaluates an efficient implementation to multiply the inverse of a numerator relationship matrix for genotyped animals () by a vector (). The computation is required for solving mixed model equations in single-step genomic BLUP (ssGBLUP) with the preconditioned conjugate gradient (PCG). The inverse can be decomposed into sparse matrices that are blocks of the sparse inverse of a numerator relationship matrix () including genotyped animals and their ancestors. The elements of were rapidly calculated with the Henderson's rule and stored as sparse matrices in memory...
January 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168617/an-anatomical-study-of-pneumatized-crista-galli
#16
Ranko Mladina, Romano Antunović, Cemal Cingi, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Neven Skitarelić, Mislav Malić
The literature data on the incidence of pneumatization of the crista galli based on patients' computed tomography (CT) scans ranges from 3 to 37.5%. This study investigated for the first time the incidence of crista galli pneumatization based on CT scans of human skulls. The study examined 102 randomly selected human skulls (≥20 years of age; 76 males, 26 females). Skulls were scanned in a fixed position using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) with a field of view of 145 × 130 mm and an isotropic voxel size of 0...
February 6, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157505/polycomb-repressive-complex-1-generates-discrete-compacted-domains-that-change-during-differentiation
#17
Sharmistha Kundu, Fei Ji, Hongjae Sunwoo, Gaurav Jain, Jeannie T Lee, Ruslan I Sadreyev, Job Dekker, Robert E Kingston
Master regulatory genes require stable silencing by the polycomb group (PcG) to prevent misexpression during differentiation and development. Some PcG proteins covalently modify histones, which contributes to heritable repression. The role for other effects on chromatin structure is less understood. We characterized the organization of PcG target genes in ESCs and neural progenitors using 5C and super-resolution microscopy. The genomic loci of repressed PcG targets formed discrete, small (20-140 Kb) domains of tight interaction that corresponded to locations bound by canonical polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1)...
February 2, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155288/association-between-depression-in-carers-and-malnutrition-in-children-aged-6-months-to-5-years
#18
Keneilwe Motlhatlhedi, Vincent Setlhare, Adewale Ganiyu, Jacqueline Firth
BACKGROUND:  Childhood malnutrition is an important risk factor for child mortality and underlies close to 50% of child deaths worldwide. Previous studies have found an association between maternal depression and child malnutrition, but it is not known whether this association exists in Botswana. In addition, previous studies excluded non-maternal primary caregivers (PCGs). It is unclear whether the association between primary caregiver depression and child malnutrition remains when non-maternal PCGs are included...
January 30, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152521/lncsubpathway-a-novel-approach-for-identifying-dysfunctional-subpathways-associated-with-risk-lncrnas-by-integrating-lncrna-and-mrna-expression-profiles-and-pathway-topologies
#19
Yanjun Xu, Feng Li, Tan Wu, Yingqi Xu, Haixiu Yang, Qun Dong, Meiyu Zheng, Desi Shang, Chunlong Zhang, Yunpeng Zhang, Xia Li
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in various biological processes, including the development of many diseases. Pathway analysis is a valuable aid for understanding the cellular functions of these transcripts. We have developed and characterized LncSubpathway, a novel method that integrates lncRNA and protein coding gene (PCG) expression with interactome data to identify disease risk subpathways that functionally associated with risk lncRNAs. LncSubpathway identifies the most relevance regions which are related with risk lncRNA set and implicated with study conditions through simultaneously considering the dysregulation extent of lncRNAs, PCGs and their correlations...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139064/corneal-profile-in-primary-congenital-glaucoma
#20
Azadeh Doozandeh, Shahin Yazdani, Shabnam Ansari, Mohammad Pakravan, Tahmineh Motevasseli, Bagher Hosseini, Mehdi Yasseri
PURPOSE: To investigate biomechanical and ultrastructural corneal parameters and ocular biometrics in the affected eyes of patients with unilateral primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) as compared to unaffected fellow eyes and age-matched healthy controls. METHODS: A total of 12 patients with treated unilateral PCG and 10 normal subjects were evaluated. LENSTAR was performed to determine biometric parameters; the ocular response analyser was employed to determine biomechanical properties and slit-scanning confocal microscopy was used for evaluation of corneal ultrastucture...
January 31, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
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