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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911795/klb-is-associated-with-alcohol-drinking-and-its-gene-product-%C3%AE-klotho-is-necessary-for-fgf21-regulation-of-alcohol-preference
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Gunter Schumann, Chunyu Liu, Paul O'Reilly, He Gao, Parkyong Song, Bing Xu, Barbara Ruggeri, Najaf Amin, Tianye Jia, Sarah Preis, Marcelo Segura Lepe, Shizuo Akira, Caterina Barbieri, Sebastian Baumeister, Stephane Cauchi, Toni-Kim Clarke, Stefan Enroth, Krista Fischer, Jenni Hällfors, Sarah E Harris, Saskia Hieber, Edith Hofer, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Åsa Johansson, Peter K Joshi, Niina Kaartinen, Jaana Laitinen, Rozenn Lemaitre, Anu Loukola, Jian'an Luan, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Massimo Mangino, Ani Manichaikul, Hamdi Mbarek, Yuri Milaneschi, Alireza Moayyeri, Kenneth Mukamal, Christopher Nelson, Jennifer Nettleton, Eemil Partinen, Rajesh Rawal, Antonietta Robino, Lynda Rose, Cinzia Sala, Takashi Satoh, Reinhold Schmidt, Katharina Schraut, Robert Scott, Albert Vernon Smith, John M Starr, Alexander Teumer, Stella Trompet, André G Uitterlinden, Cristina Venturini, Anne-Claire Vergnaud, Niek Verweij, Veronique Vitart, Dragana Vuckovic, Juho Wedenoja, Loic Yengo, Bing Yu, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Dorret I Boomsma, John Chambers, Daniel I Chasman, Toniolo Daniela, Eco de Geus, Ian Deary, Johan G Eriksson, Tõnu Esko, Volker Eulenburg, Oscar H Franco, Philippe Froguel, Christian Gieger, Hans J Grabe, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf Gyllensten, Tamara B Harris, Anna-Liisa Hartikainen, Andrew C Heath, Lynne Hocking, Albert Hofman, Cornelia Huth, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, J Wouter Jukema, Jaakko Kaprio, Jaspal S Kooner, Zoltan Kutalik, Jari Lahti, Claudia Langenberg, Terho Lehtimäki, Yongmei Liu, Pamela A F Madden, Nicholas Martin, Alanna Morrison, Brenda Penninx, Nicola Pirastu, Bruce Psaty, Olli Raitakari, Paul Ridker, Richard Rose, Jerome I Rotter, Nilesh J Samani, Helena Schmidt, Tim D Spector, David Stott, David Strachan, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Pim van der Harst, Cornelia M van Duijn, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Peter Vollenweider, Nicholas J Wareham, John B Whitfield, James Wilson, Bruce Wolffenbuttel, Georgy Bakalkin, Evangelos Evangelou, Yun Liu, Kenneth M Rice, Sylvane Desrivières, Steven A Kliewer, David J Mangelsdorf, Christian P Müller, Daniel Levy, Paul Elliott
Excessive alcohol consumption is a major public health problem worldwide. Although drinking habits are known to be inherited, few genes have been identified that are robustly linked to alcohol drinking. We conducted a genome-wide association metaanalysis and replication study among >105,000 individuals of European ancestry and identified β-Klotho (KLB) as a locus associated with alcohol consumption (rs11940694; P = 9.2 × 10(-12)). β-Klotho is an obligate coreceptor for the hormone FGF21, which is secreted from the liver and implicated in macronutrient preference in humans...
November 28, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911495/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-caged-sirna-with-terminal-single-vitamin-e-modification
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Jiali Yang, Lijia Yu, Liangliang Zhang, Xingsu Long, Yuzhuo Ji, Xinjing Tang
RNA-induced gene silencing has been widely applied as a powerful research tool in drug development due to its sequence-specific degradation of target mRNA. Conditional regulation of gene functions with small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) is highly useful, especially when specific gene expression regulation with spatiotemporal resolution and amplitude is desired. Here, the synthesis of a series of new caged siRNAs with vitamin E (vitE) modification and/or a single photolabile linker at the 5' terminal is described...
December 1, 2016: Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909700/dataset-for-a-dugesia-japonica-de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-utilized-for-defining-the-voltage-gated-like-ion-channel-superfamily
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John D Chan, Dan Zhang, Xiaolong Liu, Magdalena Z Zarowiecki, Matthew Berriman, Jonathan S Marchant
This data article provides a transcriptomic resource for the free living planarian flatworm Dugesia japonica related to the research article entitled 'Utilizing the planarian voltage-gated ion channel transcriptome to resolve a role for a Ca(2+) channel in neuromuscular function and regeneration (J.D. Chan, D. Zhang, X. Liu, M. Zarowiecki, M. Berriman, J.S. Marchant, 2016) [1]. Data provided in this submission comprise sequence information for the unfiltered de novo assembly, the filtered assembly and a curated analysis of voltage-gated like (VGL) ion channel sequences mined from this resource...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906910/progress-with-scale-up-of-hiv-viral-load-monitoring-seven-sub-saharan-african-countries-january-2015-june-2016
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Shirley Lecher, Jason Williams, Peter N Fonjungo, Andrea A Kim, Dennis Ellenberger, Guoqing Zhang, Christiane Adje Toure, Simon Agolory, Georgette Appiah-Pippim, Suzanne Beard, Marie Yolande Borget, Sergio Carmona, Geoffrey Chipungu, Karidia Diallo, Marie Downer, Dianna Edgil, Holly Haberman, Mackenzie Hurlston, Steven Jadzak, Charles Kiyaga, William MacLeod, Boniface Makumb, Hellen Muttai, Christina Mwangi, Jane W Mwangi, Michael Mwasekaga, Mary Naluguza, Lucy W Ng'Ang'A, Shon Nguyen, Souleymane Sawadogo, Katrina Sleeman, Wendy Stevens, Joel Kuritsky, Shannon Hader, John Nkengasong
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends viral load testing as the preferred method for monitoring the clinical response of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection to antiretroviral therapy (ART) (1). Viral load monitoring of patients on ART helps ensure early diagnosis and confirmation of ART failure and enables clinicians to take an appropriate course of action for patient management. When viral suppression is achieved and maintained, HIV transmission is substantially decreased, as is HIV-associated morbidity and mortality (2)...
December 2, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906525/the-clinical-utility-of-qsm-disease-diagnosis-medical-management-and-surgical-planning
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REVIEW
Sarah Eskreis-Winkler, Yan Zhang, Jingwei Zhang, Zhe Liu, Alexey Dimov, Ajay Gupta, Yi Wang
Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is an MR technique that depicts and quantifies magnetic susceptibility sources. Mapping iron, the dominant susceptibility source in the brain, has many important clinical applications. Herein, we review QSM applications in the diagnosis, medical management, and surgical treatment of disease. To assist in early disease diagnosis, QSM can identify elevated iron levels in the motor cortex of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, in the substantia nigra of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, in the globus pallidus, putamen, and caudate of Huntington's disease patients, and in the basal ganglia of Wilson's disease patients...
December 1, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903534/high-structural-stress-and-presence-of-intraluminal-thrombus-predict-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-18f-fdg-uptake-insights-from-biomechanics
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Yuan Huang, Zhongzhao Teng, Maysoon Elkhawad, Jason M Tarkin, Nikhil Joshi, Jonathan R Boyle, John R Buscombe, Timothy D Fryer, Yongxue Zhang, Ah Yeon Park, Ian B Wilkinson, David E Newby, Jonathan H Gillard, James H F Rudd
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) wall inflammation and mechanical structural stress may influence AAA expansion and lead to rupture. We hypothesized a positive correlation between structural stress and fluorine-18-labeled 2-deoxy-2-fluoro-d-glucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography-defined inflammation. We also explored the influence of computed tomography-derived aneurysm morphology and composition, including intraluminal thrombus, on both variables. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-one patients (19 males) with AAAs below surgical threshold (AAA size was 4...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899692/jenkins-ci-an-open-source-continuous-integration-system-as-a-scientific-data-and-image-processing-platform
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Ioannis K Moutsatsos, Imtiaz Hossain, Claudia Agarinis, Fred Harbinski, Yann Abraham, Luc Dobler, Xian Zhang, Christopher J Wilson, Jeremy L Jenkins, Nicholas Holway, John Tallarico, Christian N Parker
High-throughput screening generates large volumes of heterogeneous data that require a diverse set of computational tools for management, processing, and analysis. Building integrated, scalable, and robust computational workflows for such applications is challenging but highly valuable. Scientific data integration and pipelining facilitate standardized data processing, collaboration, and reuse of best practices. We describe how Jenkins-CI, an "off-the-shelf," open-source, continuous integration system, is used to build pipelines for processing images and associated data from high-content screening (HCS)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897042/state-of-the-art-pulmonary-ct-angiography-for-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Moritz H Albrecht, Matthew W Bickford, John W Nance, Longjiang Zhang, Carlo N De Cecco, Julian L Wichmann, Thomas J Vogl, U Joseph Schoepf
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary CT angiography (CTA) is the imaging modality of choice in suspected acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Current pulmonary CTA techniques involve ever lower doses of contrast medium and radiation along with advanced postprocessing applications to enhance image quality, diagnostic accuracy, and provide added value in patient management. The objective of this article is to summarize these current developments and discuss the appropriate use of state-of-the-art pulmonary CTA...
November 29, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896932/mesoionic-insecticides-a-novel-class-of-insecticides-that-modulate-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors
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Caleb W Holyoke, Daniel Cordova, Wenming Zhang, James D Barry, Robert M Leighty, Robert F Dietrich, James J Rauh, Thomas F Pahutski, George P Lahm, My-Hanh Thi Tong, Eric A Benner, John L Andreassi, Rejane M Smith, Daniel R Vincent, Laurie A Christianson, Luis A Teixeira, Vineet Singh, Kenneth A Hughes
BACKGROUND: As the world population grows toward 9 billion by 2050 it is projected that food production will need to increase by 60%. A critical part of this growth includes the safe and effective use of insecticides to reduce the estimated 20-49% loss of global crop yields due to pests. Development of new insecticides will help sustain this protection and overcome insecticide resistance. RESULTS: A novel class of mesoionic compounds has been discovered with exceptional insecticidal activity on a range of Hemiptera and Lepidoptera...
November 29, 2016: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896877/flavonoids-of-herba-epimedii-enhances-bone-repair-in-a-rabbit-model-of-chronic-osteomyelitis-during-post-infection-treatment-and-stimulates-osteoblast-proliferation-in-vitro
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Dan Shou, Yang Zhang, Lifeng Shen, Rongzong Zheng, Xiaowen Huang, Zhujun Mao, Zhongming Yu, Nani Wang, Yan Zhu
Flavonoids are the active component of the Herba Epimedii (H. Epimedii), which is commonly used in Asia. This study is to investigate the effect of H. Epimedii on bone repair after anti-infection treatment in vivo. The bioactive-composition group of H. Epimedii (BCGE) contained four flavonoids with the total content of 43.34%. Rabbits with chronic osteomyelitis in response to injection with Staphylococcus aureus were treated with BCGE of 242.70 mg/kg/day intragastrically after vancomycin-calcium sulphate treatment...
November 29, 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895917/validation-of-biomarkers-to-predict-response-to-immunotherapy-in-cancer-volume-i-pre-analytical-and-analytical-validation
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REVIEW
Giuseppe V Masucci, Alessandra Cesano, Rachael Hawtin, Sylvia Janetzki, Jenny Zhang, Ilan Kirsch, Kevin K Dobbin, John Alvarez, Paul B Robbins, Senthamil R Selvan, Howard Z Streicher, Lisa H Butterfield, Magdalena Thurin
Immunotherapies have emerged as one of the most promising approaches to treat patients with cancer. Recently, there have been many clinical successes using checkpoint receptor blockade, including T cell inhibitory receptors such as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death-1 (PD-1). Despite demonstrated successes in a variety of malignancies, responses only typically occur in a minority of patients in any given histology. Additionally, treatment is associated with inflammatory toxicity and high cost...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894079/microrna-214-protects-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-cell-damage-and-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-suppression-of-pten-and-bim1-expression
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Xiaohui Wang, Tuanzhu Ha, Yuanping Hu, Chen Lu, Li Liu, Xia Zhang, Race Kao, John Kalbfleisch, David Williams, Chuanfu Li
BACKGROUND: Myocardial apoptosis plays an important role in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Activation of PI3K/Akt signaling protects the myocardium from I/R injury. This study investigated the role of miR-214 in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)-induced cell damage in vitro and myocardial I/R injury in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: H9C2 cardiomyoblasts were transfected with lentivirus expressing miR-214 (LmiR-214) or lentivirus expressing scrambled miR-control (LmiR-control) respectively, to establish cell lines of LmiR-214 and LmiR-control...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893720/a-functional-atg16l1-t300a-variant-is-associated-with-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-premature-infants
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Venkatesh Sampath, Vineet Bhandari, Jessica Berger, Daniel Merchant, Liyun Zhang, Mihoko Ladd, Heather Menden, Jeffery Garland, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Neil Mulrooney, Michael Quasney, John Dagle, Pascal M Lavoie, Pippa Simpson, Mary Dahmer
BACKGROUND: The genetic basis of dysfunctional immune responses in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains unknown. We hypothesized that variants in Nucleotide binding and Oligomerization Domain (NOD)-Like Receptors (NLRs) and Autophagy (ATG) genes modulate vulnerability to NEC. METHODS: We genotyped a multi-center cohort of premature infants with and without NEC for NOD1, NOD2, ATG16L1, CARD8 and NLRP3 variants. Chi-square tests and logistic regression were used for statistical analysis...
November 28, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891578/dual-specificity-phosphatase-15-regulates-erk-activation-in-schwann-cells
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José F Rodríguez-Molina, Camila Lopez-Anido, Ki H Ma, Chongyu Zhang, Tyler Olson, Katharina N Muth, Matthias Weider, John Svaren
Schwann cells and oligodendrocytes are the myelinating cells of the peripheral and central nervous system, respectively. Despite having different myelin components and different transcription factors driving their terminal differentiation there are shared molecular mechanisms between the two. Sox10 is one common transcription factor required for several steps in development of myelinating glia. However, other factors are divergent as Schwann cells need the transcription factor Egr2/Krox20 and oligodendrocytes require Myrf...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891226/validation-of-biomarkers-to-predict-response-to-immunotherapy-in-cancer-volume-ii-clinical-validation-and-regulatory-considerations
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REVIEW
Kevin K Dobbin, Alessandra Cesano, John Alvarez, Rachael Hawtin, Sylvia Janetzki, Ilan Kirsch, Giuseppe V Masucci, Paul B Robbins, Senthamil R Selvan, Howard Z Streicher, Jenny Zhang, Lisa H Butterfield, Magdalena Thurin
There is growing recognition that immunotherapy is likely to significantly improve health outcomes for cancer patients in the coming years. Currently, while a subset of patients experience substantial clinical benefit in response to different immunotherapeutic approaches, the majority of patients do not but are still exposed to the significant drug toxicities. Therefore, a growing need for the development and clinical use of predictive biomarkers exists in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Predictive cancer biomarkers can be used to identify the patients who are or who are not likely to derive benefit from specific therapeutic approaches...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886470/stability-of-high-density-two-dimensional-excitons-against-a-mott-transition-in-high-magnetic-fields-probed-by-coherent-terahertz-spectroscopy
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Qi Zhang, Yongrui Wang, Weilu Gao, Zhongqu Long, John D Watson, Michael J Manfra, Alexey Belyanin, Junichiro Kono
We have performed time-resolved terahertz absorption measurements on photoexcited electron-hole pairs in undoped GaAs quantum wells in magnetic fields. We probed both unbound- and bound-carrier responses via cyclotron resonance and intraexciton resonance, respectively. The stability of excitons, monitored as the pair density was systematically increased, was found to dramatically increase with increasing magnetic field. Specifically, the 1s-2p_{-} intraexciton transition at 9 T persisted up to the highest density, whereas the 1s-2p feature at 0 T was quickly replaced by a free-carrier Drude response...
November 11, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885732/surface-charge-mediated-formation-of-h-tio2-ni-oh-2-heterostructures-for-high-performance-supercapacitors
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Qingqing Ke, Cao Guan, Xiao Zhang, Minrui Zheng, Yong-Wei Zhang, Yongqing Cai, Hua Zhang, John Wang
An electrochemically favorable Ni(OH)2 with porously hierarchical structure and ultrathin nanosheets in a core-shell structure H-TiO2 @Ni(OH)2 is achieved through modulating the surface chemical activity of TiO2 by hydrogenation, which creates a defect-rich surface of TiO2 , thereby facilitating the subsequent nucleation and growth of Ni(OH)2 . These configuration-tailored H-TiO2 @Ni(OH)2 core-shell nanowires exhibit a superior electrochemical performance and good flexibility.
November 25, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883049/mqc-a-heuristic-quality-control-metric-for-high-throughput-drug-combination-screening
#18
Lu Chen, Kelli Wilson, Ian Goldlust, Bryan T Mott, Richard Eastman, Mindy I Davis, Xiaohu Zhang, Crystal McKnight, Carleen Klumpp-Thomas, Paul Shinn, John Simmons, Mike Gormally, Sam Michael, Craig J Thomas, Marc Ferrer, Rajarshi Guha
Quality control (QC) metrics are critical in high throughput screening (HTS) platforms to ensure reliability and confidence in assay data and downstream analyses. Most reported HTS QC metrics are designed for plate level or single well level analysis. With the advent of high throughput combination screening there is a need for QC metrics that quantify the quality of combination response matrices. We introduce a predictive, interpretable, matrix-level QC metric, mQC, based on a mix of data-derived and heuristic features...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882343/proapoptotic-protein-bim-attenuates-estrogen-enhanced-survival-in-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
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Chenggang Li, Na Li, Xiaolei Liu, Erik Y Zhang, Yang Sun, Kouhei Masuda, Jing Li, Julia Sun, Tasha Morrison, Xiangke Li, Yuanguang Chen, Jiang Wang, Nagla A Karim, Yi Zhang, John Blenis, Mauricio J Reginato, Elizabeth P Henske, Jane J Yu
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a progressive lung disease that primarily affects young women. Genetic evidence suggests that LAM cells bearing TSC2 mutations migrate to the lungs, proliferate, and cause cystic remodeling. The female predominance indicates that estrogen plays a critical role in LAM pathogenesis, and we have proposed that estrogen promotes LAM cell metastasis by inhibition of anoikis. We report here that estrogen increased LAM patient-derived cells' resistance to anoikis in vitro, accompanied by decreased accumulation of the proapoptotic protein Bim, an activator of anoikis...
November 17, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882196/linker-immolation-determines-cell-killing-activity-of-disulfide-linked-pyrrolobenzodiazepine-antibody-drug-conjugates
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Donglu Zhang, Thomas H Pillow, Yong Ma, Josefa Dela Cruz-Chuh, Katherine R Kozak, Jack D Sadowsky, Gail D Lewis Phillips, Jun Guo, Martine Darwish, Peter Fan, Jingtian Chen, Changrong He, Tao Wang, Hui Yao, Zijin Xu, Jinhua Chen, John Wai, Zhonghua Pei, Cornelis E C A Hop, S Cyrus Khojasteh, Peter S Dragovich
Disulfide bonds could be valuable linkers for a variety of therapeutic applications requiring tunable cleavage between two parts of a molecule (e.g., antibody-drug conjugates). The in vitro linker immolation of β-mercaptoethyl-carbamate disulfides and DNA alkylation properties of associated payloads were investigated to understand the determinant of cell killing potency of anti-CD22 linked pyrrolobenzodiazepine (PBD-dimer) conjugates. Efficient immolation and release of a PBD-dimer with strong DNA alkylation properties were observed following disulfide cleavage of methyl- and cyclobutyl-substituted disulfide linkers...
November 10, 2016: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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