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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922124/convex-analysis-of-mixtures-for-separating-non-negative-well-grounded-sources
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Yitan Zhu, Niya Wang, David J Miller, Yue Wang
Blind Source Separation (BSS) is a powerful tool for analyzing composite data patterns in many areas, such as computational biology. We introduce a novel BSS method, Convex Analysis of Mixtures (CAM), for separating non-negative well-grounded sources, which learns the mixing matrix by identifying the lateral edges of the convex data scatter plot. We propose and prove a sufficient and necessary condition for identifying the mixing matrix through edge detection in the noise-free case, which enables CAM to identify the mixing matrix not only in the exact-determined and over-determined scenarios, but also in the under-determined scenario...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921311/the-neurobiology-of-parenting-a-neural-circuit-perspective
#2
Johannes Kohl, Anita E Autry, Catherine Dulac
Social interactions are essential for animals to reproduce, defend their territory, and raise their young. The conserved nature of social behaviors across animal species suggests that the neural pathways underlying the motivation for, and the execution of, specific social responses are also maintained. Modern tools of neuroscience have offered new opportunities for dissecting the molecular and neural mechanisms controlling specific social responses. We will review here recent insights into the neural circuits underlying a particularly fascinating and important form of social interaction, that of parental care...
December 6, 2016: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921254/the-impact-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-neurodegeneration-tnf-%C3%AE-concentration-in-hypothalamus-and-csf-to-plasma-ratio-of-insulin-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-rats
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Ghazaleh Nameni, Ghazaleh Hajiluian, Parviz Shahabi, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mehran Mesgari-Abbasi, Mohammad-Reza Hemmati, Seyed Mahdi Vatandoust
There is growing evidence that obesity can lead to neurodegeneration induced by pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α). Moreover, obesity is associated with reduced transport of insulin through the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Insulin deficiency in the brain especially in the hypothalamus region has neurodegenerative and obesity-promoting effects. Because of the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of vitamin D, in the current experimental study, we aimed to investigate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on neurodegeneration, TNF-α concentration in the hypothalamus, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to serum ratio of insulin in high-fat-diet-induced obese rats...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921203/treatment-of-uncomplicated-type-b-aortic-dissection
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Hitoshi Matsuda
Hospital mortality after the replacement of chronic type B aortic dissection is around 8-10% and adverse outcomes include paraplegia and stroke. However, the level of evidence for indication of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for type B chronic aortic dissection is Class IIa. Results of the INSTEAD-XL trial have verified that preemptive TEVAR for uncomplicated type B aortic dissection improves prognosis. The indication for this procedure is reportedly a maximum aortic diameter >40 mm during the acute phase and a patent primary entry site in the thoracic aorta, while the optimal timing for TEVAR would be the subacute phase, from 2 weeks to 3-6 months after onset...
December 5, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921182/pancreas-oriented-superior-mesenteric-vein-dissection-for-d3-lymphadenectomy-in-laparoscopic-right-hemicolectomy
#5
W-J Meng, X-B Deng, Y-C Zhang, M-T Wei, C-W Jin, Z-Q Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921122/-in-head-and-neck-cancer-the-number-of-dissected-lymph-nodes-predicts-mortality
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Marlen Haderlein, Rainer Fietkau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920990/angiosarcoma-of-the-adrenal-gland-treated-using-a-multimodal-approach
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Jay G Fuletra, Benjamin T Ristau, Barton Milestone, Harry S Cooper, Alysia Browne, Sujana Movva, Thomas J Galloway, Randall Lee, Nikhil Waingankar, Alexander Kutikov
Angiosarcoma of the adrenal gland is an extremely rare malignancy. We report a case of a 59-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain and profound anemia. A 7 cm enhancing, lipid-poor adrenal mass with calcifications that extended posterior to the vena cava was identified on imaging. Patient underwent right adrenalectomy with retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. Pathology demonstrated angiosarcoma of the adrenal gland. Consolidative treatment included adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy. Patient remains disease free 1...
January 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920790/characterization-of-resistance-mechanisms-in-faba-bean-vicia-faba-against-broomrape-species-orobanche-and-phelipanche-spp
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Diego Rubiales, Maria M Rojas-Molina, Josefina C Sillero
Faba bean (Vicia faba) production in Mediterranean and Near East agriculture is severely constrained by broomrape infection. The most widely distributed broomrape species affecting faba bean is Orobanche crenata, although O. foetida and Phelipanche aegyptiaca are of local importance. Only moderately resistant cultivars are available to farmers. Rizotrons studies allowed the dissection of resistance components in faba bean accessions against the very infective species O. crenata, O. foetida var. broteri and P...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920624/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-docetaxel-carboplatin-and-weekly-trastuzumab-is-active-in-her2-positive-early-breast-cancer-results-after-a-median-follow-up-of-over-4-years
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Hans-Christian Kolberg, Leyla Akpolat-Basci, Miltiades Stephanou, Bahriye Aktas, Carla Verena Hannig, Cornelia Liedtke
INTRODUCTION: Most patients with HER2-positive breast cancer receive chemotherapy and trastuzumab. Data from adjuvant trials have shown that the combination of docetaxel, carboplatin and weekly trastuzumab (TCH) is well tolerated and as effective as anthracycline-containing regimes. Previous investigations on neoadjuvant treatment with taxanes, platinum salts and trastuzumab showed pathological complete remission (pCR) rates between 43.3 and 76%. To date, the longest published follow-up in this indication is 3 years...
October 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920288/familial-occurrence-and-heritable-connective-tissue-disorders-in-cervical-artery-dissection
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920250/renal-anemia-model-mouse-established-by-transgenic-rescue-with-erythropoietin-gene-lacking-kidney-specific-regulatory-elements
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Ikuo Hirano, Norio Suzuki, Shun Yamazaki, Hiroki Sekine, Naoko Minegishi, Ritsuko Shimizu, Masayuki Yamamoto
The erythropoietin (Epo) gene is under tissue-specific inducible regulation. Because kidney is the primary EPO-producing tissue in adults, impaired EPO production in chronic kidney disorders results in serious renal anemia. The Epo gene contains a liver-specific enhancer in the 3' region, but the kidney-specific enhancer for gene expression in renal EPO-producing (REP) cells remains elusive. Here, we examined a Conserved-Upstream-element for Renal-Epo-regulation (CURE) region that spans 17.4 kb to 3.6 kb upstream of the Epo gene and harbors several phylogenetically conserved elements...
December 5, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920228/exploring-novel-paths-towards-protein-signatures-of-chronic-pain
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David Gomez-Varela, Manuela Schmidt
Pain is a major symptom of many medical conditions and the worldwide number one reason for people to seek medical assistance. It affects the quality of life of patients and poses a heavy financial burden on society with high costs of treatment and lost productivity. Furthermore, the treatment of chronic pain presents a big challenge as pain therapeutics often lack efficacy and exhibit minimal safety profiles. The latter can be largely attributed to the fact that current therapies target molecules with key physiological functions throughout the body...
2016: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920099/systematic-regional-lymph-node-dissection-for-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-improves-patient-survival
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Hiroshi Furuse, Yuto Matsushita, Takashi Yajima, Taiki Kato, Takahisa Suzuki, Rikiya Matsumoto, Daisuke Motoyama, Takayuki Sugiyama, Atsushi Otsuka, Seiichiro Ozono
OBJECTIVE: Unlike for bladder cancer, the impact of regional lymph node dissection for upper tract urothelial carcinoma is unclear. We explored whether patient survival was influenced by systematic regional lymph node dissection, using resection templates according to the main tumor location, during radical nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma. METHODS: The systematic regional lymph node dissection group was defined as cases in which the dissection of nodes and surrounding tissues followed the established template, and the non-systematic regional lymph node dissection group as cases undergoing limited or no lymph node dissection...
December 4, 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920087/structural-visualization-of-the-p53-rna-polymerase-ii-assembly
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Sameer K Singh, Zhen Qiao, Lihua Song, Vijay Jani, William Rice, Edward Eng, Robert A Coleman, Wei-Li Liu
The master tumor suppressor p53 activates transcription in response to various cellular stresses in part by facilitating recruitment of the transcription machinery to DNA. Recent studies have documented a direct yet poorly characterized interaction between p53 and RNA polymerase II (Pol II). Therefore, we dissected the human p53/Pol II interaction via single-particle cryo-electron microscopy, structural docking, and biochemical analyses. This study reveals that p53 binds Pol II via the Rpb1 and Rpb2 subunits, bridging the DNA-binding cleft of Pol II proximal to the upstream DNA entry site...
December 5, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920004/down-regulation-of-microrna-126-in-glioblastoma-and-its-correlation-with-patient-prognosis-a-pilot-study
#15
In Bo Han, Minsoo Kim, Soo Hong Lee, Jin Kwon Kim, Se Hoon Kim, Jong Hee Chang, Yang D Teng
Glioblastoma is the most common primary malignant tumor of the adult human brain. Although microRNA-126 (miR-126) has been reported to exhibit expression abnormalities in various types of cancer, to date very few studies have examined changes in miR-126 level in glioblastoma. In this pilot study, we investigated the changes in miR-126 expression in newly-dissected primary glioblastoma to explore possible roles of miR-126 in patient prognosis. Total RNA was extracted from tumoral and adjacent non-cancerous tissues from 14 patients' paired frozen specimens...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919986/videoscopic-inguinal-iliac-obturator-lymph-node-dissection-new-videoscopic-technique-for-regional-lymphadenectomy-in-patients-with-melanoma
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Nicola Solari, Marco Gipponi, DI Somma Carmine Franco, Francesca Rè, Olcese Sonia, Sergio Bertoglio, Ferdinando Cafiero
AIM: The feasibility of videoscopic inguinal-iliac-obturator lymphadenectomy (VIIOL) was assessed in 20 patients with melanoma and compared with a retrospective sample of 24 patients undergoing standard 'open' technique (IIOL). RESULTS: No postoperative death occurred; the mean operative time was lower in the IIOL series (190 min vs. 302 min) but the quality of life was greatly improved in the VIIOL group thanks to earlier bladder catheter removal, no nasogastric suction, less pain, earlier mobilization, lower in-hospital stay, and earlier resumption of daily activities (27...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919798/femtosecond-laser-assisted-conjunctival-autograft-preparation-for-pterygium-surgery
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REVIEW
Matthias Fuest, Yu-Chi Liu, Gary Hin-Fai Yam, Ericia Pei Wen Teo, Hla Myint Htoon, Minas T Coroneo, Jodhbir S Mehta
PURPOSE: Pterygium is a common ocular surface disorder. Conjunctival autografting (CAG) following pterygium resection is the gold standard treatment. CAGs without Tenon's tissue provide better results but are more technically difficult to achieve. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility and reproducibility of femtosecond laser (FSL)-assisted CAG preparation. METHODS: Fifteen porcine globes were fixed in a suction holder and CAGs of different diameters were created by 1) an experienced consultant and 2) a less experienced fellow using the Ziemer LDV Z8...
December 2, 2016: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919662/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-anterior-tongue-is-tumour-thickness-an-indicator-for-cervical-metastasis
#18
P Loganathan, A Sayan, D W K Hsu, S Paraneetharan, V Ilankovan
The incidence of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue accounts for 90% of all malignancies affecting the oral cavity and oropharynx. The distribution between the anterior and posterior tongue is equal. Nodal metastasis is dependent on various factors including tumour thickness, site, size, differentiation, and perineural and perivascular invasion. There is increasing evidence of a close correlation between tumour thickness and metastasis. A retrospective study covering the 16-year period from 2000 to 2016 was performed...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919657/synthesis-of-novel-steroidal-agonists-partial-agonists-and-antagonists-for-the-glucocorticoid-receptor
#19
Zhuang Jin, Hua Lin, Sathish Srinivasan, Jerome C Nwachukwu, Nelson Bruno, Patrick R Griffin, Kendall W Nettles, Theodore M Kamenecka
Adverse effects of glucocorticoids could be limited by developing new compounds that selectively modulate anti-inflammatory activity of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). We have synthesized a novel series of steroidal GR ligands, including potent agonists, partial agonists and antagonists with a wide range of effects on inhibiting secretion of interleukin-6. Some of these new ligands were designed to directly impact conformational stability of helix-12, in the GR ligand-binding domain (LBD). These compounds modulated GR activity and glucocorticoid-induced gene expression in a manner that was inversely correlated to the degree of inflammatory response...
November 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919606/distal-endovascular-fenestration-inside-thoracic-exclusion-the-definite-technique-for-complicated-acute-type-b-aortic-dissections
#20
F Alomran, J-M Alsac
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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