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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515351/local-immune-response-depends-on-p16ink4a-status-of-primary-tumor-in-vulvar-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jacek J Sznurkowski, Anton Żawrocki, Wojciech Biernat
BACKGROUND: The p16Ink4a is not a surrogate marker for high-risk human papilloma virus (HPV) genotypes but indicates better prognosis in vulvar squamous cell carcinoma patients. Our recent study confirmed substantial mismatch between p16Ink4a and high-risk HPV-status as well as revealed that p16Ink4a-overexpression itself is an independent prognostic factor for vulvar cancer. AIM: To determine significance of the tumor infiltrating immune cells and p16Ink4a-status for better outcome of patients with vulvar cancer...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514402/-psychoemotional-and-autonomic-states-in-patients-with-cholelithiasis
#2
Ya M Vakhrushev, N A Khokhlacheva, N N Sergeeva
AIM: To investigate the psychoemotional and autonomic states of patients with biliary system diseases and to determine their significance in the development of cholelithiasis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 396 patients with stage 1 cholelithiasis were examined. The results of hepatobiliary ultrasonography, multifractional duodenal probing, followed by macroscopic, microscopic, and biochemical examinations of bile (the total concentration of bile acids and cholesterol, by subsequently calculating the cholate-cholesterol ratio) were used to verify the diagnosis...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489826/a-rhodopsin-in-the-brain-functions-in-circadian-photoentrainment-in-drosophila
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Jinfei D Ni, Lisa S Baik, Todd C Holmes, Craig Montell
Animals partition their daily activity rhythms through their internal circadian clocks, which are synchronized by oscillating day-night cycles of light. The fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster senses day-night cycles in part through rhodopsin-dependent light reception in the compound eye and photoreceptor cells in the Hofbauer-Buchner eyelet. A more noteworthy light entrainment pathway is mediated by central pacemaker neurons in the brain. The Drosophila circadian clock is extremely sensitive to light. However, the only known light sensor in pacemaker neurons, the flavoprotein cryptochrome (Cry), responds only to high levels of light in vitro...
May 10, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470129/the-influence-of-environment-experiences-of-users-of-myoelectric-arm-prosthesis-a-qualitative-study
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Cathrine Widehammar, Ingvor Pettersson, Gunnel Janeslätt, Liselotte Hermansson
BACKGROUND: Prostheses are used to varying degrees; however, little is known about how environmental aspects influence this use. OBJECTIVES: To describe users' experiences of how environmental factors influence their use of a myoelectric arm prosthesis. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative and descriptive. METHODS: A total of 13 patients previously provided with a myoelectric prosthetic hand participated. Their age, sex, deficiency level, etiology, current prosthesis use, and experience varied...
May 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468885/rubicon-modulates-antiviral-type-i-ifn-signaling-by-targeting-irf3-dimerization
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Jae-Hoon Kim, Tae-Hwan Kim, Hyun-Cheol Lee, Chamilani Nikapitiya, Md Bashir Uddin, Min-Eun Park, Eun Seo Lee, Kiramage Chathuranga, Thilina U B Herath, W A Gayan Chathuranga, Jong-Soo Lee
Rubicon is a part of a Beclin-1-Vps34-containing autophagy complex. Rubicon induces antimicrobial responses upon TLR stimulation, and functions as a feedback inhibitor to prevent unbalanced proinflammatory responses depending on dectin-1 signaling. However, the role played by Rubicon during antiviral immune responses, particularly the type I interferon responses remains largely unknown. Here, we report that Rubicon acts as a negative regulator for virus-triggered IFN signaling. Knockdown of Rubicon promoted type I interferon signaling and inhibited virus replication, while overexpression of Rubicon has the opposite effect...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458071/understanding-the-impact-of-school-tobacco-policies-on-adolescent-smoking-behaviour-a-realist-review
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Michael Schreuders, Paulien A W Nuyts, Bas van den Putte, Anton E Kunst
BACKGROUND: Secondary schools increasingly implement school tobacco policies (STPs) to decrease adolescents' smoking. Recent studies suggested that STPs' impact depends on their implementation. We examined adolescents' cognitive and behavioural responses to STPs that impact adolescents' smoking and how these responses depend on elements of STPs' implementation. METHOD: To examine STPs and adolescent smoking, we performed a realist review, which is an explanatory approach that synthesizes existing evidence into a program theory that links elements of STPs' implementation to outcomes by specifying its underlying generative mechanisms...
June 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454101/mir-146a-negatively-regulates-dectin-1-induced-inflammatory-responses
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Leilei Du, Xu Chen, Zhimin Duan, Caixia Liu, Rong Zeng, Qing Chen, Min Li
Dectin-1 is the critical sensor for β-glucan from Candida which is the most common human fungal pathogen and cause superficial and system infection. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play crucial roles in regulating innate immunity. However, the functional role of miRNAs in inflammatory response dependent on the activation of dectin-1 pathway has not been defined. In the present study, we found insoluble β-glucan from the cell wall of Candida albicans (CaIG) was able to increase the production of of IL-6 and TNFα through Dectin-1-Syk-NF-κB and p38MAPK pathway...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453234/the-effects-of-100-db-1-khz-and-22-khz-tones-as-punishers-on-lever-pressing-in-rats
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Jonathan E Friedel, William B DeHart, Amy L Odum
Aversive control is an important yet understudied process of learning. One reason aversive control may be relatively understudied is ethical concerns about painful stimuli (e.g., electric shock). High decibel broad-band noise and 22-kHz vocalizations both demonstrably affect rodent behavior while not necessarily being painful. The goal of this study was to determine if 100-dB 22-kHz-pure tones were differentially more effective in reducing operant response rates in rats. We examined whether 22-kHz pure tones would function as aversive stimuli, specifically as positive punishers...
April 28, 2017: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450865/distinct-effects-of-dexamethasone-on-human-natural-killer-cell-responses-dependent-on-cytokines
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David J Morgan, Daniel M Davis
Glucocorticoids (GCs) have long been known to be immune suppressive and synthetic variants are widely used in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. Here, we report that, while suppressing the initial production of interferon-γ (IFN-γ), the synthetic GC dexamethasone (Dex) enhances the proliferation and survival of natural killer (NK) cells stimulated with interleukin-2 (IL-2) + interleukin-12 (IL-12). Inhibition of mTOR complex 1 by rapamycin revealed the immunosuppressive activity of Dex was independent from the effect of enhancing NK cell proliferation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445238/hydrogen-sulfide-confers-lung-protection-during-mechanical-ventilation-via-cyclooxygenase-2-15-deoxy-%C3%AE-12-14-prostaglandin-j2-and-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma
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Sashko G Spassov, Simone Faller, Matthias Hummel, Khaled Helo, Andreas Ihle, Stefan W Ryter, Karl M Strosing, Alexander Hoetzel
OBJECTIVES: Hydrogen sulfide reduces ventilator-induced lung injury in mice. Here, we have examined the underlying mechanisms of hydrogen sulfide-mediated lung protection and determined the involvement of cyclooxygenase 2, 15-deoxy Δ-prostaglandin J2, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma in this response. DESIGN: Randomized, experimental study. SETTING: University medical center research laboratory. SUBJECTS: C57BL/6 mice and in vitro cell catheters...
April 25, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439246/valuation-of-go-stimuli-or-devaluation-of-no-go-stimuli-evidence-of-an-increased-preference-for-attended-go-stimuli-following-a-go-no-go-task
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Kazuya Inoue, Nobuya Sato
Attentional inhibition that occurs during discrimination tasks leads to the negative evaluation of distractor stimuli. This phenomenon, known as the distractor devaluation effect also occurs when go/no-go tasks require response inhibition. However, it remains unclear whether there are interactions between attention and response controls when the distractor devaluation effect occurs. The aims of this study were to investigate whether attention to stimuli in the go/no-go task plays a facilitative role in distractor devaluation through response inhibition, and to clarify whether this effect reflects a decreased preference for no-go stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437255/capped-carbon-nanotubes-with-a-number-of-ground-state-magnetization-discontinuities-increasing-with-their-size
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N P Konstantinidis
The classical ground state magnetic response of fullerene molecules that resemble capped carbon nanotubes is calculated within the framework of the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model. It is found that the magnetic response depends subtly on spatial symmetry and chirality. Clusters based on armchair carbon nanotubes which are capped with non-neighboring pentagons and have D 5d spatial symmetry have a number of magnetization discontinuities which increases with their size. This occurs even though the model completely lacks magnetic anisotropy, and even though the only source of frustration are the two groups of six pentagons located at the ends of the molecules, which become more strongly outnumbered as the clusters are filled in the middle with more unfrustrated hexagons with increasing size...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433889/quantitative-proteomic-profiling-for-clarification-of-the-crucial-roles-of-lysosomes-in-microbial-infections
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Benhong Xu, Yanpan Gao, Shaohua Zhan, Wei Ge
Lysosomes play vital roles in both innate and adaptive immunity. It is widely accepted that lysosomes do not function exclusively as a digestive organelle. It is also involved in the process of immune cells against pathogens. However, the changes in the lysosomal proteome caused by infection with various microbes are still largely unknown, and our understanding of the proteome of the purified lysosome is another obstacle that needs to be resolved. Here, we performed a proteomic study on lysosomes enriched from THP1 cells after infection with Listeria monocytogenes (L...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430119/influence-of-wind-speed-on-rgb-d-images-in-tree-plantations
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Dionisio Andújar, José Dorado, José María Bengochea-Guevara, Jesús Conesa-Muñoz, César Fernández-Quintanilla, Ángela Ribeiro
Weather conditions can affect sensors' readings when sampling outdoors. Although sensors are usually set up covering a wide range of conditions, their operational range must be established. In recent years, depth cameras have been shown as a promising tool for plant phenotyping and other related uses. However, the use of these devices is still challenged by prevailing field conditions. Although the influence of lighting conditions on the performance of these cameras has already been established, the effect of wind is still unknown...
April 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420963/rna-seq-analysis-of-microglia-reveals-time-dependent-activation-of-specific-genetic-programs-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Harun N Noristani, Yannick N Gerber, Jean-Charles Sabourin, Marine Le Corre, Nicolas Lonjon, Nadine Mestre-Frances, Hélène E Hirbec, Florence E Perrin
Neurons have inherent competence to regrow following injury, although not spontaneously. Spinal cord injury (SCI) induces a pronounced neuroinflammation driven by resident microglia and infiltrating peripheral macrophages. Microglia are the first reactive glial population after SCI and participate in recruitment of monocyte-derived macrophages to the lesion site. Both positive and negative influence of microglia and macrophages on axonal regeneration had been reported after SCI, raising the issue whether their response depends on time post-lesion or different lesion severity...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419818/local-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-promote-corneal-regeneration-after-epithelial-abrasion
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Jun Liu, Chengju Xiao, Hanqing Wang, Yunxia Xue, Dong Dong, Cuipei Lin, Fang Song, Ting Fu, Zhaorui Wang, Jiansu Chen, Hongwei Pan, Yangqiu Li, Dongqing Cai, Zhijie Li
Corneal injuries and infections are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Thus, understanding the mechanisms that control healing of the damaged cornea is critical for the development of new therapies to promptly restore vision. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a recently identified heterogeneous cell population that has been reported to orchestrate immunity and promote tissue repair in the lungs and skin after injury. However, whether ILCs can modulate the repair process in the cornea remains poorly understood...
June 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405966/pointwise-influence-matrices-for-functional-response-regression
#17
Philip T Reiss, Lei Huang, Pei-Shien Wu, Huaihou Chen, Stan Colcombe
We extend the notion of an influence or hat matrix to regression with functional responses and scalar predictors. For responses depending linearly on a set of predictors, our definition is shown to reduce to the conventional influence matrix for linear models. The pointwise degrees of freedom, the trace of the pointwise influence matrix, are shown to have an adaptivity property that motivates a two-step bivariate smoother for modeling nonlinear dependence on a single predictor. This procedure adapts to varying complexity of the nonlinear model at different locations along the function, and thereby achieves better performance than competing tensor product smoothers in an analysis of the development of white matter microstructure in the brain...
April 12, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389750/the-role-of-heat-shock-factors-in-mammalian-spermatogenesis
#18
Wieslawa Widlak, Natalia Vydra
Heat shock transcription factors (HSFs), as regulators of heat shock proteins (HSPs) expression, are well known for their cytoprotective functions during cellular stress. They also play important yet less recognized roles in gametogenesis. All HSF family members are expressed during mammalian spermatogenesis, mainly in spermatocytes and round spermatids which are characterized by extensive chromatin remodeling. Different HSFs could cooperate to maintain proper spermatogenesis. Cooperation of HSF1 and HSF2 is especially well established since their double knockout results in meiosis arrest, spermatocyte apoptosis, and male infertility...
2017: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology, and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388826/sulfur-restriction-extends-fission-yeast-chronological-lifespan-through-ecl1-family-genes-by-downregulation-of-ribosome
#19
Hokuto Ohtsuka, Masahiro Takinami, Takafumi Shimasaki, Takahide Hibi, Hiroshi Murakami, Hirofumi Aiba
Nutritional restrictions such as calorie restrictions are known to increase the lifespan of various organisms. Here, we found that a restriction of sulfur extended the chronological lifespan (CLS) of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The restriction decreased cellular size, RNA content, and ribosomal proteins and increased sporulation rate. These responses depended on Ecl1 family genes, the overexpression of which results in the extension of CLS. We also showed that the Zip1 transcription factor results in the sulfur restriction-dependent expression of the ecl1(+) gene...
April 7, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383130/clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-light-chain-deposition-disease
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Meera Mohan, Amy Buros, Pankaj Mathur, Neriman Gokden, Manisha Singh, Sandra Susanibar, Jorge Jo Kamimoto, Shadiqul Hoque, Muthukumar Radhakrishnan, Aasiya Matin, Cynthia Davis, Monica Grazziutti, Sharmilan Thanendrarajan, Frits van Rhee, Maurizio Zangari, Faith Davies, Gareth Morgan, Joshua Epstein, Bart Barlogie, Carolina Schinke
Light chain deposition disease (LCDD) is characterized by monotypic immunoglobulin depositions which will eventually lead to loss of organ function if left untreated. While the kidney is almost always affected, the presence and degree of LCDD in other organs vary. Ten to 30% of LCDD patients have underlying Multiple Myeloma (MM), yet outcome and prognostic markers in this particular patient group are still lacking. Here, we analyzed 69 patients with MM and biopsy proven LCDD and report on renal and extra-renal involvement and its impact on prognosis as well as renal response depending on hematologic response...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
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