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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726746/crack-detection-in-concrete-tunnels-using-a-gabor-filter-invariant-to-rotation
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Roberto Medina, José Llamas, Jaime Gómez-García-Bermejo, Eduardo Zalama, Miguel José Segarra
In this article, a system for the detection of cracks in concrete tunnel surfaces, based on image sensors, is presented. Both data acquisition and processing are covered. Linear cameras and proper lighting are used for data acquisition. The required resolution of the camera sensors and the number of cameras is discussed in terms of the crack size and the tunnel type. Data processing is done by applying a new method called Gabor filter invariant to rotation, allowing the detection of cracks in any direction...
July 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726716/new-insights-into-the-role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-preeclampsia
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Salvador Espino Y Sosa, Arturo Flores-Pliego, Aurora Espejel-Nuñez, Diana Medina-Bastidas, Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, Veronica Zaga-Clavellina, Guadalupe Estrada-Gutierrez
Preeclampsia is a severe pregnancy complication globally, characterized by poor placentation triggering vascular dysfunction. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) exhibit proteolytic activity implicated in the efficiency of trophoblast invasion to the uterine wall, and a dysregulation of these enzymes has been linked to preeclampsia. A decrease in MMP-2 and MMP-9 interferes with the normal remodeling of spiral arteries at early pregnancy stages, leading to the initial pathophysiological changes observed in preeclampsia...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725179/fine-tuning-er-stress-signal-transducers-to-treat-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#3
Danilo B Medinas, Jose V González, Paulina Falcon, Claudio Hetz
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by the progressive loss of motoneurons and paralysis. The mechanisms underlying neuronal degeneration in ALS are starting to be elucidated, highlighting disturbances in motoneuron proteostasis. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has emerged as an early pathogenic event underlying motoneuron vulnerability and denervation in ALS. Maintenance of ER proteostasis is controlled by a dynamic signaling network known as the unfolded protein response (UPR)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724990/large-meta-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-studies-identifies-five-loci-for-lean-body-mass
#4
M Carola Zillikens, Serkalem Demissie, Yi-Hsiang Hsu, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Wen-Chi Chou, Lisette Stolk, Gregory Livshits, Linda Broer, Toby Johnson, Daniel L Koller, Zoltán Kutalik, Jian'an Luan, Ida Malkin, Janina S Ried, Albert V Smith, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Liesbeth Vandenput, Jing Hua Zhao, Weihua Zhang, Ali Aghdassi, Kristina Åkesson, Najaf Amin, Leslie J Baier, Inês Barroso, David A Bennett, Lars Bertram, Rainer Biffar, Murielle Bochud, Michael Boehnke, Ingrid B Borecki, Aron S Buchman, Liisa Byberg, Harry Campbell, Natalia Campos Obanda, Jane A Cauley, Peggy M Cawthon, Henna Cederberg, Zhao Chen, Nam H Cho, Hyung Jin Choi, Melina Claussnitzer, Francis Collins, Steven R Cummings, Philip L De Jager, Ilja Demuth, Rosalie A M Dhonukshe-Rutten, Luda Diatchenko, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Anke W Enneman, Mike Erdos, Johan G Eriksson, Joel Eriksson, Karol Estrada, Daniel S Evans, Mary F Feitosa, Mao Fu, Melissa Garcia, Christian Gieger, Thomas Girke, Nicole L Glazer, Harald Grallert, Jagvir Grewal, Bok-Ghee Han, Robert L Hanson, Caroline Hayward, Albert Hofman, Eric P Hoffman, Georg Homuth, Wen-Chi Hsueh, Monica J Hubal, Alan Hubbard, Kim M Huffman, Lise B Husted, Thomas Illig, Erik Ingelsson, Till Ittermann, John-Olov Jansson, Joanne M Jordan, Antti Jula, Magnus Karlsson, Kay-Tee Khaw, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Norman Klopp, Jacqueline S L Kloth, Heikki A Koistinen, William E Kraus, Stephen Kritchevsky, Teemu Kuulasmaa, Johanna Kuusisto, Markku Laakso, Jari Lahti, Thomas Lang, Bente L Langdahl, Lenore J Launer, Jong-Young Lee, Markus M Lerch, Joshua R Lewis, Lars Lind, Cecilia Lindgren, Yongmei Liu, Tian Liu, Youfang Liu, Östen Ljunggren, Mattias Lorentzon, Robert N Luben, William Maixner, Fiona E McGuigan, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Thomas Meitinger, Håkan Melhus, Dan Mellström, Simon Melov, Karl Michaëlsson, Braxton D Mitchell, Andrew P Morris, Leif Mosekilde, Anne Newman, Carrie M Nielson, Jeffrey R O'Connell, Ben A Oostra, Eric S Orwoll, Aarno Palotie, Stephan Parker, Munro Peacock, Markus Perola, Annette Peters, Ozren Polasek, Richard L Prince, Katri Räikkönen, Stuart H Ralston, Samuli Ripatti, John A Robbins, Jerome I Rotter, Igor Rudan, Veikko Salomaa, Suzanne Satterfield, Eric E Schadt, Sabine Schipf, Laura Scott, Joban Sehmi, Jian Shen, Chan Soo Shin, Gunnar Sigurdsson, Shad Smith, Nicole Soranzo, Alena Stančáková, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Elizabeth A Streeten, Unnur Styrkarsdottir, Karin M A Swart, Sian-Tsung Tan, Mark A Tarnopolsky, Patricia Thompson, Cynthia A Thomson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Emmi Tikkanen, Gregory J Tranah, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Natasja M van Schoor, Arjun Verma, Peter Vollenweider, Henry Völzke, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Mark Walker, Michael N Weedon, Ryan Welch, H-Erich Wichman, Elisabeth Widen, Frances M K Williams, James F Wilson, Nicole C Wright, Weijia Xie, Lei Yu, Yanhua Zhou, John C Chambers, Angela Döring, Cornelia M van Duijn, Michael J Econs, Vilmundur Gudnason, Jaspal S Kooner, Bruce M Psaty, Timothy D Spector, Kari Stefansson, Fernando Rivadeneira, André G Uitterlinden, Nicholas J Wareham, Vicky Ossowski, Dawn Waterworth, Ruth J F Loos, David Karasik, Tamara B Harris, Claes Ohlsson, Douglas P Kiel
Lean body mass, consisting mostly of skeletal muscle, is important for healthy aging. We performed a genome-wide association study for whole body (20 cohorts of European ancestry with n = 38,292) and appendicular (arms and legs) lean body mass (n = 28,330) measured using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry or bioelectrical impedance analysis, adjusted for sex, age, height, and fat mass. Twenty-one single-nucleotide polymorphisms were significantly associated with lean body mass either genome wide (p < 5 × 10(-8)) or suggestively genome wide (p < 2...
July 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724047/correlation-between-virulence-markers-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-the-oral-cavity-and-gastric-biopsies
#5
Myriam Lucrecia Medina, Marcelo Gabriel Medina, Luis Antonio Merino
BACKGROUND: The clinical outcome of Helicobacter pylori infection has been associated with virulence factors. The presence of these factors is useful as molecular markers in the identification of the high risk for developing severe gastric pathologies. OBJECTIVE: To correlate the presence of virulence markers cagA and bab2A of H. pylori in oral and gastric biopsy samples. METHODS: An observational, prospective, descriptive, and cross-sectional study was carried out between September 2011 and September 2012...
July 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723829/prognostic-implication-of-early-ventricular-fibrillation-among-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#6
Kristel E Medina-Rodríguez, Manuel Almendro-Delia, Ángel García-Alcántara, José J Arias-Garrido, Juan C Rodríguez-Yáñez, Gemma Alonso-Muñoz, Rafael de la Chica-Ruiz-Ruano, Antonio Reina-Toral, Antonio Varela-López, José A Arboleda-Sánchez, Ana M Poullet-Brea, Benito Zaya-Ganfo, Michel Butrón-Calderón, Maria J Cristo-Ropero, Rafael Hidalgo-Urbano, Juan C García-Rubira
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the prognosis of patients presenting early ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the setting of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Among patients included in the ARIAM (Análisis del Retraso en el Infarto Agudo de Miocardio) registry with the diagnosis of STEMI, those who received primary revascularization and were admitted in the first 12 h were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: From January 2007 to January 2012, 8340 patients were included in the STEMI cohort and 680 (8...
July 18, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722571/more-poop-more-precision-improving-epidemiologic-surveillance-of-soil-transmitted-helminths-with-multiple-fecal-sampling-using-the-kato-katz-technique
#7
Chengfang Liu, Louise Lu, Linxiu Zhang, Yu Bai, Alexis Medina, Scott Rozelle, Darvin Scott Smith, Changhai Zhou, Wei Zang
Soil-transmitted helminths, or parasitic intestinal worms, are among the most prevalent and geographically widespread parasitic infections in the world. Accurate diagnosis and quantification of helminth infection are critical for informing and assessing deworming interventions. The Kato-Katz thick smear technique, the most widely used laboratory method to quantitatively assess infection prevalence and infection intensity of helminths, has often been compared with other methods. Only a few small-scale studies, however, have considered ways to improve its diagnostic sensitivity...
July 3, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721639/erratum-to-frequency-of-germline-dna-genetic-findings-in-an-unselected-prospective-cohort-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patients-participating-in-a-platinum-based-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-trial
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Milagros González-Rivera, Miriam Lobo, Sara López-Tarruella, Yolanda Jerez, María Del Monte-Millán, Tatiana Massarrah, Rocío Ramos-Medina, Inmaculada Ocaña, Antoni Picornell, Sonia Santillán Garzón, Lucía Pérez-Carbornero, José A García-Saenz, Henry Gómez, Fernando Moreno, Iván Márquez-Rodas, Hugo Fuentes, Miguel Martin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720957/bioactive-compounds-and-antioxidant-activity-in-scalded-jalape%C3%A3-o-pepper-industrial-byproduct-capsicum-annuum
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Claudia Jaqueline Sandoval-Castro, Maribel Valdez-Morales, B Dave Oomah, Roberto Gutiérrez-Dorado, Sergio Medina-Godoy, L Gabriela Espinosa-Alonso
Bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity were evaluated from industrial Jalapeño pepper byproducts and simulated non processed byproducts from two Mexican states (Chihuahua and Sinaloa) to determine their value added potential as commercial food ingredients. Aqueous 80% ethanol produced about 13% of dry extract of polar compounds. Total phenolic content increased and capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin decreased on scalding samples (80 °C, 2 min) without affecting ascorbic acid. The major phenolic compounds, rutin, epicatechin and catechin comprised 90% of the total compounds detected by HPLC of each Jalapeño pepper byproducts...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720927/report-of-the-2016-17-academic-affairs-standing-committee-entrustable-professional-activities-implementation-roadmap
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Amy L Pittenger, Debra A Copeland, Matthew M Lacroix, Quamrun N Masuda, Peter Mbi, Melissa S Medina, Susan M Miller, Scott K Stolte, Cecilia M Plaza
The purpose of this report is to: 1) Identify linkages across the EPA statements, Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education 2013 Educational Outcomes (CAPE 2013) and the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners' Pharmacist Patient Care Process (PPCP); 2) Provide ways EPA statements can be used to communicate core skills that are part of the entry-level pharmacist identity; 3) Suggest a potential roadmap for AACP members on how to implement EPA statements.
June 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720316/pigeons-and-their-droppings-as-reservoirs-of-candida-and-other-zoonotic-yeasts
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Inmaculada Rosario Medina, Lorena Román Fuentes, Miguel Batista Arteaga, Fernando Real Valcárcel, Félix Acosta Arbelo, Daniel Padilla Del Castillo, Soraya Déniz Suárez, Otilia Ferrer Quintana, Belinda Vega Gutiérrez, Freddy Silva Sergent, Begoña Acosta-Hernández
BACKGROUND: The importance of pigeons as reservoirs and carriers of Cryptococcus neoformans and other species of this genus is well-known; however, less is known about their role as reservoirs and carriers of other yeasts that impact public health. AIMS: The present study was performed on Gran Canaria Island to define yeasts other than Cryptococcus spp. that have been reported to impact public health and which could be carried by pigeons. METHODS: Samples were obtained from 83 pigeon lofts (Columba livia); moreover, 331 crop samples, 331 cloacal samples and 174 dropping samples were collected...
July 15, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719316/high-mortality-and-coinfection-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-patients-with-histoplasmosis-in-guatemala
#12
Blanca Samayoa, Monika Roy, Angela Ahlquist Cleveland, Narda Medina, Dalia Lau-Bonilla, Christina M Scheel, Beatriz L Gomez, Tom Chiller, Eduardo Arathoon
Histoplasmosis is one of the most common and deadly opportunistic infections among persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome in Latin America, but due to limited diagnostic capacity in this region, few data on the burden and clinical characteristics of this disease exist. Between 2005 and 2009, we enrolled patients ≥ 18 years of age with suspected histoplasmosis at a hospital-based HIV clinic in Guatemala City. A case of suspected histoplasmosis was defined as a person presenting with at least three of five clinical or radiologic criteria...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717582/in-vivo-multiphoton-imaging-of-a-diverse-array-of-fluorophores-to-investigate-deep-neurovascular-structure
#13
David R Miller, Ahmed M Hassan, Jeremy W Jarrett, Flor A Medina, Evan P Perillo, Kristen Hagan, S M Shams Kazmi, Taylor A Clark, Colin T Sullender, Theresa A Jones, Boris V Zemelman, Andrew K Dunn
We perform high-resolution, non-invasive, in vivo deep-tissue imaging of the mouse neocortex using multiphoton microscopy with a high repetition rate optical parametric amplifier laser source tunable between λ=1,100 and 1,400 nm. By combining the high repetition rate (511 kHz) and high pulse energy (400 nJ) of our amplifier laser system, we demonstrate imaging of vasculature labeled with Texas Red and Indocyanine Green, and neurons expressing tdTomato and yellow fluorescent protein. We measure the blood flow speed of a single capillary at a depth of 1...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717206/an-amino-acid-signature-associated-with-obesity-predicts-2-year-risk-of-hypertriglyceridemia-in-school-age-children
#14
Sofia Moran-Ramos, Elvira Ocampo-Medina, Ruth Gutierrez-Aguilar, Luis Macías-Kauffer, Hugo Villamil-Ramírez, Blanca E López-Contreras, Paola León-Mimila, Joel Vega-Badillo, Roxana Gutierrez-Vidal, Ricardo Villarruel-Vazquez, Erandi Serrano-Carbajal, Blanca E Del-Río-Navarro, Adriana Huertas-Vázquez, Teresa Villarreal-Molina, Isabel Ibarra-Gonzalez, Marcela Vela-Amieva, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros
Childhood obesity is associated with a number of metabolic abnormalities leading to increased cardiovascular risk. Metabolites can be useful as early biomarkers and new targets to promote early intervention beginning in school age. Thus, we aimed to identify metabolomic profiles associated with obesity and obesity-related metabolic traits. We used data from the Obesity Research Study for Mexican children (ORSMEC) in Mexico City and included a case control (n = 1120), cross-sectional (n = 554) and a longitudinal study (n = 301) of 6-12-year-old children...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716589/the-role-of-dopamine-d2-receptors-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-during-taste-aversive-learning-and-memory-extinction-after-long-term-sugar-consumption
#15
María Isabel Miranda, José Alejandro Rangel-Hernández, Gabriela Vera-Rivera, Nadia Edith García-Medina, Gerardo Soto-Alonso, Gabriela Rodríguez-García, Luis Núñez-Jaramillo
The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) is a forebrain region that may significantly contribute to the integration of taste and visceral signals during food consumption. Changes in dopamine release in the NAcc have been observed during consumption of a sweet taste and during compulsive consumption of dietary sugars, suggesting that NAcc dopaminergic transmission is strongly correlated with taste familiarity and the hedonic value content. NAcc core and shell nuclei are differentially involved during and after sugar exposure and, particularly, previous evidence suggests that dopamine D2 receptors could be related with the strength of the latent inhibition (LI) of conditioned taste aversion (CTA), which depends on the length of the taste stimulus pre-exposure...
July 14, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712848/a-short-region-of-connexin43-reduces-human-glioma-stem-cell-migration-invasion-and-survival-through-src-pten-and-fak
#16
Myriam Jaraíz-Rodríguez, Ma Dolores Tabernero, María González-Tablas, Alvaro Otero, Alberto Orfao, Jose M Medina, Arantxa Tabernero
Connexin43 (CX43), a protein that forms gap junction channels and hemichannels in astrocytes, is downregulated in high-grade gliomas. Its relevance for glioma therapy has been thoroughly explored; however, its positive effects on proliferation are counterbalanced by its effects on migration and invasion. Here, we show that a cell-penetrating peptide based on CX43 (TAT-Cx43266-283) inhibited c-Src and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and upregulated phosphatase and tensin homolog in glioma stem cells (GSCs) derived from patients...
July 3, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710001/congenital-lingual-cyst-expression-of-muc-protein-and-report-of-a-new-case
#17
Guillermo Martínez-Mata, Dalinda Inda-Cunningham, Jorge Alberto Medina-López, Rosaura Pacheco-Santiesteban, Humberto Monreal-Romero
Lingual congenital cysts are uncommon lesions that alter the functions of speech, swallowing and breathing when they have considerable dimension. They usually appear from birth and increase in size gradually in childhood and adolescence. While there are a considerable number of case reports, the nomenclature and origin of this lesion are controversial. Congenital lingual cysts are composed of an epithelial lining that can show heterogeneous histological features such as globed, ciliated, squamous and parietal cells, while the wall presents mature connective tissue and eventually smooth muscle...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708453/virulence-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-enterococci-isolated-from-healthy-breastfed-infants
#18
José M Landete, Ángela Peirotén, Margarita Medina, Juan L Arqués, Eva Rodríguez-Mínguez
Pathogenic ability has been extensively studied in clinical enterococci, but to a lesser extent in community-derived ones. Most studies to date in enterococci from healthy infants have been focused on Enterococcus faecalis, despite the growing concern about nosocomial infections caused by E. faecium. In this work, we studied the antibiotic resistance and virulence determinants of 26 E. faecalis and 15 E. faecium intestinal isolates from Spanish healthy breastfed infants. Overall, commensal enterococci studied contained antibiotic resistance and virulence genes, although their patterns were not according to those described for antibiotic-resistant hospital-associated enterococci...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707490/transferon%C3%A2-a-peptide-mixture-with-immunomodulatory-properties-is-not-immunogenic-when-administered-with-various-adjuvants
#19
Sandra Avila, Leslie Muñoz-García, Said Vázquez-Leyva, Nohemí Salinas-Jazmín, Emilio Medina-Rivero, Lenin Pavón, Gabriela Mellado-Sánchez, Rommel Chacón-Salinas, Sergio Estrada-Parra, Luis Vallejo-Castillo, Sonia Mayra Pérez-Tapia
Transferon, a human dialyzable leukocyte extract (hDLE), is a biotherapeutic that comprises a complex mixture of low-molecular-weight peptides (< 10 kDa) and is used to treat diseases with an inflammatory component. Some biotherapeutics, including those composed of peptides, can induce anti-drug antibodies (ADA) that block or diminish their therapeutic effect. Nevertheless, few studies have evaluated peptide-derived drug immunogenicity. In this study, the immunogenicity of Transferon was examined in a murine model during an immunization scheme using the following adjuvants: Al(OH)3, incomplete Freund's adjuvant (IFA), or Titermax Gold...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704598/a-restrictive-use-of-oral-glucocorticoids-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-prevents-damage-without-worsening-long-term-disease-control-an-observational-study
#20
Ioana Ruiz-Arruza, Jesús Lozano, Ivan Cabezas-Rodriguez, Jose-Alejandro Medina, Amaia Ugarte, José-Gabriel Erdozain, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the influence of two different treatment strategies on general and specific damage accrual in patients with SLE. METHODS: Two cohorts were identified according to the responsible physicians: 1.-patients treated at the Autoimmune Diseases Unit (ADU); 2.-patients treated by other members of the Internal Medicine Department (IM). Members of the ADU worked with a protocol including the universal prescription of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the use of maximum oral prednisone doses ≤30mg/day and maintenance therapy with ≤5mg/day, by using methyl-prednisolone pulses and/or early immunosuppressants (IS)...
July 13, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
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