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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938790/factors-affecting-adipose-tissue-development-in-chickens-a-review
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Guoqing Wang, Woo Kyun Kim, Mark A Cline, Elizabeth R Gilbert
The intense genetic selection for rapid growth in broilers has resulted in an increase in voluntary feed intake and growth rate, accompanied by increased fat deposition in adipose tissue depots throughout the body. Adipose tissue expansion is a result of the formation of adipocytes (several processes collectively referred to as adipogenesis) and cellular accumulation of triacylglycerols inside lipid droplets. In mammals, different anatomical depots are metabolically distinct. The molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying adipose tissue development have been characterized in mammalian models, whereas information in avian species is scarce...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938441/canonical-wnt-signaling-regulates-the-pituitary-organizer-and-pituitary-gland-formation
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Allison M Osmundsen, Jessica L Keisler, M Mark Taketo, Shannon W Davis
The pituitary organizer is a domain within the ventral diencephalon that expresses Bmp4, Fgf8, and Fgf10, which induces the formation of the pituitary precursor, Rathke's pouch, from the oral ectoderm. The WNT signaling pathway regulates this pituitary organizer such that loss of Wnt5a leads to an expansion of the pituitary organizer and an enlargement of Rathke's pouch. WNT signaling is classified into canonical signaling, which is mediated by β-CATENIN, and non-canonical signaling, which operates independently of β-CATENIN...
August 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938423/igfbp4-is-required-for-adipogenesis-and-influences-the-distribution-of-adipose-depots
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David E Maridas, Victoria E DeMambro, Phuong T Le, Subburaman Mohan, Clifford J Rosen
Insulin-like Growth Factor I (IGF-I) induces adipogenesis in vitro. IGF Binding Protein 4 (IGFBP4) is highly expressed in adipocytes and osteoblasts and is inhibitory of IGFs in vitro. We previously reported that Igfbp4 null mice (Igfbp4-/-) had decreased fat proportions at 8 and 16 weeks of age. However, the mechanism leading to the reduced adiposity remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to elucidate how IGFBP4 mediates adipose tissue development in vivo. Our results showed that inguinal (iWAT) and gonadal (gWAT) white adipose tissues from Igfbp4-/- mice had decreased weights and Pparγ expression...
July 27, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938389/shortening-and-angulation-strategies-to-address-composite-bone-and-soft-tissue-defects
#4
Sarah N Pierrie, Joseph R Hsu
Gustilo-Anderson IIIB tibial fractures and infected tibial nonunions represent particular challenges for the orthopaedic trauma surgeon. Debridement of dysvascular bone and soft tissues can create composite bone and soft tissue defects. Restoring the soft tissue envelope is a critical step in preventing or treating ongoing infection and in restoring local blood supply. Shortening and angulation techniques, including the gradual expansion muscle flap, rely on distraction histogenesis to address composite bone and soft tissue loss...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938274/pain-free-3-t-mri-scans-in-cochlear-implantees
#5
Ingo Todt, Anja Tittel, Arne Ernst, Philipp Mittmann, Sven Mutze
OBJECTIVE: For cochlear implant recipients, undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans is associated with safety risks and potential side effects. Even following safety guidelines, potential complications (e.g., pain, magnet dislocation, image artifacts) are possible during 1.5 Tesla (T) MRI scans. The stronger static magnetic field of a 3.0 T scanner is associated with further risks of complication, including implant demagnetization. These complications led to the recent development of rotatable internal receiver magnets with a diametrical magnetization...
September 21, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938024/perspectives-on-invasive-amphibians-in-brazil
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Lucas Rodriguez Forti, C Guilherme Becker, Leandro Tacioli, Vânia Rosa Pereira, André Cid F A Santos, Igor Oliveira, Célio F B Haddad, Luís Felipe Toledo
Introduced species have the potential to become invasive and jeopardize entire ecosystems. The success of species establishing viable populations outside their original extent depends primarily on favorable climatic conditions in the invasive ranges. Species distribution modeling (SDM) can thus be used to estimate potential habitat suitability for populations of invasive species. Here we review the status of six amphibian species with invasive populations in Brazil (four domestic species and two imported species)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937905/combined-orthodontic-and-surgical-treatment-in-a-8-years-old-patient-affected-by-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-report
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Antonio Gracco, Giovanni Bruno, Alberto de Stefani, Rosario Marchese Ragona, Sergio Mazzoleni, Edoardo Stellini
An eight-years-old girl showed a restless sleep with snoring and severe apnea episodes, a mandibular retrognathia, mouth breathing, maxillary transverse discrepancy, mandibular transverse discrepancy, moderate crowding and anterior open-bite. The CBCT showed an anterior collapse of the epiglottis. The treatment consisted in a rapid palatal expansion, an epiglottoplasty and a reduction of the tongue base. Polysomnography revealed that apnea-hypopnea index improved from 21,8 episodes/hr at the baseline to 0,6 episodes/hr, average oxygen saturation from 96,5% to 98,1%, oxygen desaturation events from 23,4 episodes/hr to 1/hr...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937758/monomeric-huntingtin-exon-1-has-similar-overall-structural-features-for-wild-type-and-pathological-polyglutamine-lengths
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John B Warner, Kiersten Ruff, Piau Siong Tan, Edward A Lemke, Rohit V Pappu, Hilal A Lashuel
Huntington's disease is caused by expansion of a polyglutamine (polyQ) domain within exon 1 of the huntingtin gene (Httex1). A popular hypothesis is that the Httex1 protein undergoes sharp conformational changes as the polyQ length exceeds a threshold of 36 residues. We test this hypothesis by combining novel semi-synthesis strategies with state-of-the-art single molecule Förster resonance energy transfer measurements on biologically relevant Httex1 proteins of five different polyQ lengths. Our results, integrated with atomistic simulations, negate the hypothesis of a sharp, polyQ length-dependent change in the structure of monomeric Httex1...
September 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937738/mussel-inspired-coating-and-adhesion-for-rechargeable-batteries-a-review
#9
You Kyeong Jeong, Sung Hyeon Park, Jang Wook Choi
A significant effort is currently being invested to improve the electrochemical performance of classical lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) or to accelerate the advent of new chemistry-based post-LIBs. Regardless of governing chemistry associated with charge storage, stable electrode-electrolyte interface and wet-adhesion among the electrode particles are universally desired for rechargeable batteries adopting liquid electrolytes. In this regard, recent studies have witnessed the usefulness of mussel-inspired polydopamine or catechol functional group in modifying the key battery components, such as active material, separator, and binder...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937691/toward-a-conceptual-framework-for-early-brain-and-behavior-development-in-autism
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J Piven, J T Elison, M J Zylka
Studies of infant siblings of older autistic probands, who are at elevated risk for autism, have demonstrated that the defining features of autism are not present in the first year of life but emerge late in the first and into the second year. A recent longitudinal neuroimaging study of high-risk siblings revealed a specific pattern of brain development in infants later diagnosed with autism, characterized by cortical surface area hyper-expansion in the first year followed by brain volume overgrowth in the second year that is associated with the emergence of autistic social deficits...
October 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937615/sfol-pulse-a-high-accuracy-dme-pulse-for-alternative-aircraft-position-and-navigation
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Euiho Kim, Jiwon Seo
In the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) performance based navigation strategy announced in 2016, the FAA stated that it would retain and expand the Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) infrastructure to ensure resilient aircraft navigation capability during the event of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) outage. However, the main drawback of the DME as a GNSS back up system is that it requires a significant expansion of the current DME ground infrastructure due to its poor distance measuring accuracy over 100 m...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936984/what-makes-the-universe-accelerate-a-review-on-what-dark-energy-could-be-and-how-to-test-it
#12
Philippe Brax
Explaining the origin of the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe remains as challenging as ever. In this review, we present different approaches from dark energy to modified gravity. We also emphasize the quantum nature of the problem and the need for an explanation which should violate Weinberg's no go theorem. This might involve a self-tuning mechanism or the acausal sequestering of the vacuum energy. Laboratory tests of the coupling to matter of nearly massless scalar fields, which could be one of the features required to explain the cosmic acceleration, are also reviewed...
September 22, 2017: Reports on Progress in Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936804/pastoralists-in-a-changing-environment-the-competition-for-grazing-land-in-and-around-the-w-biosphere-reserve-benin-republic
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Charles Tamou, Raimon Ripoll-Bosch, Imke J M de Boer, Simon J Oosting
Pastoralists face increasing competition for land with crop farmers and nature in and around the W Biosphere Reserve (WBR) in Benin. Our aim was to describe and analyse land use changes in order to understand their drivers, and to describe and analyse the viewpoints of relevant stakeholders in order to understand the competition for land. To this end, remote sensing data, regional statistics, and survey data were collected. We found that crop land expansion around the WBR was the direct driver of decrease of the grazing land area...
September 21, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936778/preferential-reduction-of-circulating-innate-lymphoid-cells-type-2-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency-with-secondary-complications-is-part-of-a-broader-immune-dysregulation
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David Friedmann, Baerbel Keller, Ina Harder, Jonas Schupp, Yakup Tanriver, Susanne Unger, Klaus Warnatz
PURPOSE: Over a third of patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) suffer from secondary complications like inflammatory organ disease, autoimmune manifestations, or lymphoproliferation contributing to increased morbidity and mortality in affected patients. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) have emerging roles in setting the milieu for physiological, but also pathological, immune responses and inflammation. We therefore sought to correlate the recently identified disturbed homeostasis of ILCs with alterations of the adaptive immune system in complex CVID patients (CVIDc)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936523/mesoporous-zno-nanocapsules-for-the-induction-of-enhanced-antigen-specific-immunological-responses
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Sumbul Afroz, Himadri Medhi, Somedutta Maity, Gillipsie Minhas, Srikanth Battu, Jeevan Giddaluru, Koushi Kumar, Pradip Paik, Nooruddin Khan
The application of nanotechnology in vaccinology has fuelled rapid advancement towards the design and development of nanovaccines. Nanoparticles have been found to enhance vaccine efficacy through the spatiotemporal orchestration of antigen delivery to secondary lymphoid organs and antigen-presentation by Antigen Presenting Cells (APCs) synchronized with stimulation of innate and adaptive immune responses. Metal based nanoparticles (MNPs) have been extensively engineered for the generation of nanovaccines owing to their intrinsic adjuvant-like properties and immunomodulatory functions...
September 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936501/photochemical-generation-and-trapping-of-3-oxacyclohexyne
#16
Rui Fan, Yuewei Wen, Dasan M Thamattoor
The strained heterocyclic alkyne, 3-oxacyclohexyne, was generated photochemically for the first time using a cyclopropanated phenanthrene precursor, and trapped by cyclopentadienones as Diels-Alder adducts. The precursor initially produced the putative 3-oxacyclopentylidenecarbene that subsequently rearranged to the cycloalkyne. Computational studies indicate that the carbene favors a singlet state, and the barrier for its ring expansion by a 1,2-shift of the carbon proximal to oxygen is lower in energy than the corresponding shift of the distal carbon...
September 22, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936167/a-somatic-movement-approach-to-fostering-emotional-resiliency-through-laban-movement-analysis
#17
Rachelle P Tsachor, Tal Shafir
Although movement has long been recognized as expressing emotion and as an agent of change for emotional state, there was a dearth of scientific evidence specifying which aspects of movement influence specific emotions. The recent identification of clusters of Laban movement components which elicit and enhance the basic emotions of anger, fear, sadness and happiness indicates which types of movements can affect these emotions (Shafir et al., 2016), but not how best to apply this knowledge. This perspective paper lays out a conceptual groundwork for how to effectively use these new findings to support emotional resiliency through voluntary choice of one's posture and movements...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936156/an-unusual-case-of-neural-palatal-swelling
#18
Preethi A Poonja, Atul P Sattur, Krishna N Burde, Kaveri Hallikeri, Venkatesh S Anehosur
Neural tumors in the oral cavity occur both in the soft tissues and in the jaw bones. They occur as painless, smooth surface swelling in the soft tissues of the mouth, exhibiting a slow rate of growth and mild expansion of the cortical plates. Here, we report a rare case of a cellular variant of schwannoma in a young Indian female patient who presented with an asymptomatic nodule in the mid-palatine raphe region of the hard palate, mimicking a fibroma, thus creating a dilemma in the diagnosis.
July 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936019/school-readiness-in-the-midwest-child-parent-center-expansion-a-propensity-score-analysis-of-year-1-impacts
#19
Brandt A Richardson, Arthur J Reynolds, Judy A Temple, Nicole E Smerillo
In this paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of the first year of a federally-funded, evidence-based preschool through third grade intervention in Chicago. We use inverse probability weighting with regression adjustment to estimate the impacts of the Child-Parent Center (CPC) program on teacher assessments of school readiness for 1,289 low-income preschool and 591 comparison-group participants. Results indicated significant positive impacts of the program for all domains, including literacy, math, socio-emotional development, science and total score...
August 2017: Children and Youth Services Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935978/-optical-and-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-properties-of-ag-modified-silicon-double-nanocone-array
#20
L Mehrvar, M Sadeghipari, S H Tavassoli, S Mohajerzadeh, M Fathipour
Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) systems with large number of active sites exhibit superior capability in detection of low concentration analytes. In this paper, we present theoretical as well as experimental studies on the optical properties of a unique hybrid nanostructure, Ag NPs decorated silicon double nanocones (Si-DNCs) array, which provide high density of hot spots. The Si-DNC array is fabricated by employing electron beam lithography together with plasma etching process. Multipole analysis of the scattering spectra, based on the multipole expansion theory, confirms that the toroidal dipole moment dominates over other electric and magnetic multipole moments in the Si-DNCs array...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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