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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107546/bone-marrow-stroma-protects-myeloma-cells-from-cytotoxic-damage-via-induction-of-the-oncoprotein-muc1
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Michal Bar-Natan, Dina Stroopinsky, Katarina Luptakova, Maxwell D Coll, Arie Apel, Hasan Rajabi, Athalia R Pyzer, Kristen Palmer, Michaela R Reagan, Myrna R Nahas, Rebecca Karp Leaf, Salvia Jain, Jon Arnason, Irene M Ghobrial, Kenneth C Anderson, Donald Kufe, Jacalyn Rosenblatt, David Avigan
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a lethal haematological malignancy that arises in the context of a tumour microenvironment that promotes resistance to apoptosis and immune escape. In the present study, we demonstrate that co-culture of MM cells with stromal cells results in increased resistance to cytotoxic and biological agents as manifested by decreased rates of cell death following exposure to alkylating agents and the proteosome inhibitor, bortezomib. To identify the mechanism of increased resistance, we examined the effect of the co-culture of MM cells with stroma cells, on expression of the MUC1 oncogene, known to confer tumour cells with resistance to apoptosis and necrosis...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107050/evaluation-of-a-responsible-beverage-service-and-enforcement-program-effects-on-bar-patron-intoxication-and-potential-impaired-driving-by-young-adults
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James C Fell, Deborah A Fisher, Jie Yao, A Scott McKnight
OBJECTIVE: Studies of alcohol-related harm (violence, injury, illness) suggest that the most significant risk factors are the amount of alcohol consumed and whether obviously intoxicated patrons continue to be served. This study's objective was to investigate the effects of a responsible beverage service (RBS)/enhanced alcohol enforcement intervention on bars, bar patrons, and impaired driving. METHOD: Two communities-Monroe County, NY, and Cleveland, OH-participated in a demonstration program and evaluation...
January 20, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106983/two-dimensional-sns-a-phosphorene-analogue-with-strong-in-plane-electronic-anisotropy
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Zhen Tian, Chenglei Guo, Mingxing Zhao, Ranran Li, Jiamin Xue
We study the anisotropic electronic properties of two-dimensional (2D) SnS, an analogue of phosphorene, grown by physical vapor transport. With transmission electron microscope and polarized Raman spectroscopy, we identify the zigzag and armchair directions of the as-grown 2D crystals. 2D SnS field-effect transistors with a cross-Hall-bar structure are fabricated. They show heavily hole-doped (~10(19) cm(-3)) conductivity with strong in-plane anisotropy. At room temperature the mobility along the zigzag direction exceeds 20 cm(2)V(-1)s(-1), which can be up to 1...
January 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105847/compact-ultrahigh-pressure-nanoflow-capillary-liquid-chromatograph
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Xiaofeng Zhao, Xiaofeng Xie, Sonika Sharma, Luke T Tolley, Alex Plistil, Hal E Barnett, Martin P Brisbin, Adam C Swensen, John C Price, Paul B Farnsworth, H Dennis Tolley, Stanley D Stearns, Milton L Lee
A compact ultrahigh-pressure nanoflow liquid chromatograph (LC) was developed with the purpose in mind of creating a portable system that could be easily moved to various testing locations or placed in close proximity to other instruments for optimal coupling, such as with mass spectrometry (MS). The system utilized innovative nanoflow pumps integrated with a very low volume stop-flow injector and mixing tee. The system weighed only 5.9 kg (13 lbs) or 4.5 kg (10 lbs) without a controller and could hold up to 1100 bar (16000 psi) of pressure...
January 3, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105510/diversity-and-distribution-of-thermophilic-bacteria-in-hot-springs-of-pakistan
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Arshia Amin, Iftikhar Ahmed, Nimaichand Salam, Byung-Yong Kim, Dharmesh Singh, Xiao-Yang Zhi, Min Xiao, Wen-Jun Li
Chilas and Hunza areas, located in the Main Mantle Thrust and Main Karakoram Thrust of the Himalayas, host a range of geochemically diverse hot springs. This Himalayan geothermal region encompassed hot springs ranging in temperature from 60 to 95 °C, in pH from 6.2 to 9.4, and in mineralogy from bicarbonates (Tato Field), sulfates (Tatta Pani) to mixed type (Murtazaabad). Microbial community structures in these geothermal springs remained largely unexplored to date. In this study, we report a comprehensive, culture-independent survey of microbial communities in nine samples from these geothermal fields by employing a bar-coded pyrosequencing technique...
January 19, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105182/long-lasting-stable-disease-with-mtor-inhibitor-treatment-in-a-patient-with-a-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ezequiel Flechter, Yaniv Zohar, Ludmila Guralnik, Maria Passhak, Gil Bar Sela
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) of the small intestine is extremely rare, and there is no established treatment at the present time. In 10% of patients with PEComas, genetic alterations of tuberous sclerosis complex have been reported. These genetic alterations activate mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) in AMP-activated protein kinase and Ras/mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways, resulting in high mTOR activity. Since 2007, several cases of treatment with mTOR inhibitors in advanced PEComa have been reported...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104073/af-ablation-guided-by-spatiotemporal-electrogram-dispersion%C3%A2-without-pulmonary-vein-isolation-a-wholly-patient-tailored-approach
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Julien Seitz, Clément Bars, Guillaume Théodore, Sylvain Beurtheret, Nicolas Lellouche, Michel Bremondy, Ange Ferracci, Jacques Faure, Guillaume Penaranda, Masatoshi Yamazaki, Uma Mahesh R Avula, Laurence Curel, Sabrina Siame, Omer Berenfeld, André Pisapia, Jérôme Kalifa
BACKGROUND: The use of intracardiac electrograms to guide atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation has yielded conflicting results. OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluated the usefulness of spatiotemporal dispersion, a visually recognizable electric footprint of AF drivers, for the ablation of all forms of AF. METHODS: The authors prospectively enrolled 105 patients admitted for AF ablation. AF was sequentially mapped in both atria with a 20-pole PentaRay catheter...
January 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103714/gaze-contingent-music-reward-therapy-for-social-anxiety-disorder-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Amit Lazarov, Daniel S Pine, Yair Bar-Haim
OBJECTIVE: Patients with social anxiety disorder exhibit increased attentional dwelling on social threats, providing a viable target for therapeutics. This randomized controlled trial examined the efficacy of a novel gaze-contingent music reward therapy for social anxiety disorder designed to reduce attention dwelling on threats. METHOD: Forty patients with social anxiety disorder were randomly assigned to eight sessions of either gaze-contingent music reward therapy, designed to divert patients' gaze toward neutral stimuli rather than threat stimuli, or to a control condition...
January 20, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103428/aqueous-biphasic-systems-for-the-synthesis-of-formates-via-catalytic-co2-hydrogenation-integrated-reaction-and-catalyst-separation-for-co2-scrubbing-solutions
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Martin Scott, Beatriz Blas Molinos, Christian Westhues, Giancarlo Franciò, Walter Leitner
Aqueous biphasic systems were investigated for the production of formate-amine-adducts via metal-catalyzed CO2-hydrogenation. Different hydrophobic organic solvents and ionic liquids could be employed as the stationary phase for cis-Ru(dppm)2Cl2 as prototypical catalyst without any modification or tagging of the complex. The solvent pair methyl-isobutylcarbinol (MIBC) and water led to the most practical and productive system and repetitive use of the catalyst phase was demonstrated achieving high endurance with a total TON 150...
January 19, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103231/correction-mitochondrial-16s-rrna-is-methylated-by-trna-methyltransferase-trmt61b-in-all-vertebrates
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Dan Bar-Yaacov, Idan Frumkin, Yuka Yashiro, Takeshi Chujo, Yuma Ishigami, Yonatan Chemla, Amit Blumberg, Orr Schlesinger, Philipp Bieri, Basil Greber, Nenad Ban, Raz Zarivach, Lital Alfonta, Yitzhak Pilpel, Tsutomu Suzuki, Dan Mishmar
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002557.].
January 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103028/main-group-metallomimetics-transition-metal-like-photolytic-co-substitution-at-boron
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Holger Braunschweig, Ivo Krummenacher, Marc-André Légaré, Alexander Matler, Krzysztof Radacki, Qing Ye
The carbon monoxide adduct of an unhindered and highly reactive CAAC-bound arylborylene, [(CAAC)B(CO)Ar] (CAAC = cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene), has been prepared using a transfer reaction from the linear iron borylene complex [(PMe3)(CO)3Fe=BAr]. [(CAAC)B(CO)Ar] is a source of the dicoordinate [(CAAC)ArB:] borylene which can be liberated by selective photolytic CO extrusion and that, while highly reactive, is sufficiently long-lived to react intermolecularly. Through trapping of the borylene generated in this manner, we present, among others, the first metal-free borylene(I) species containing a nitrogen-based donor, as well as a new boron-containing radical...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103026/benchmark-quality-atomization-energies-for-beh-and-beh2
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Monica Vasiliu, Kirk A Peterson, David A Dixon
The total atomization energies for BeH and BeH2 have been calculated using the Feller-Peterson-Dixon approach to better than ±1 kcal/mol. The calculations are based on CCSD(T) all electron calculations extrapolated to the complete limit and CCSDT and CCSDTQ corrections are included. A scalar relativistic correction and a diagonal Born-Oppenheimer correction are included. Accurate zero point energies are used. The total atomization energies at 0K are 47.7 kcal/mol for BeH and 140.0 kcal/mol for BeH2 with error bars of at most ±0...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102366/aurora-kinase-a-is-a-biomarker-for-bladder-cancer-detection-and-contributes-to-its-aggressive-behavior
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Aaron Mobley, Shizhen Zhang, Jolanta Bondaruk, Yan Wang, Tadeusz Majewski, Nancy P Caraway, Li Huang, Einav Shoshan, Guermarie Velazquez-Torres, Giovanni Nitti, Sangkyou Lee, June Goo Lee, Enrique Fuentes-Mattei, Daniel Willis, Li Zhang, Charles C Guo, Hui Yao, Keith Baggerly, Yair Lotan, Seth P Lerner, Colin Dinney, David McConkey, Menashe Bar-Eli, Bogdan Czerniak
The effects of AURKA overexpression associated with poor clinical outcomes have been attributed to increased cell cycle progression and the development of genomic instability with aneuploidy. We used RNA interference to examine the effects of AURKA overexpression in human bladder cancer cells. Knockdown had minimal effects on cell proliferation but blocked tumor cell invasion. Whole genome mRNA expression profiling identified nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT) as a downstream target that was repressed by AURKA...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100852/allergenicity-of-milk-of-different-animal-species-in-relation-to-human-milk
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Robert Pastuszka, Joanna Barłowska, Zygmunt Litwińczuk
Protein content in cow milk (with over 20 proteins, and peptides may also occur as a result of enzymatic hydrolysis) ranges from 2.5% to 4.2% and is about 1.5-2 times higher than in human milk. Its most important allergens are considered to be β-lactoglobulin (absent in human milk) and αs1-casein. The most similar in composition to human milk is horse and donkey milk. It contains considerably more whey proteins (35-50%) than cow milk (about 20%), and the concentration of the most allergenic casein fraction αs1 is 1...
December 31, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100831/coexistence-of-potent-hiv-1-broadly-neutralizing-antibodies-and-antibody-sensitive-viruses-in-a-viremic-controller
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Natalia T Freund, Haoqing Wang, Louise Scharf, Lilian Nogueira, Joshua A Horwitz, Yotam Bar-On, Jovana Golijanin, Stuart A Sievers, Devin Sok, Hui Cai, Julio C Cesar Lorenzi, Ariel Halper-Stromberg, Ildiko Toth, Alicja Piechocka-Trocha, Harry B Gristick, Marit J van Gils, Rogier W Sanders, Lai-Xi Wang, Michael S Seaman, Dennis R Burton, Anna Gazumyan, Bruce D Walker, Anthony P West, Pamela J Bjorkman, Michel C Nussenzweig
Some HIV-1-infected patients develop broad and potent HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that when passively transferred to mice or macaques can treat or prevent infection. However, bNAbs typically fail to neutralize coexisting autologous viruses due to antibody-mediated selection against sensitive viral strains. We describe an HIV-1 controller expressing HLA-B57*01 and HLA-B27*05 who maintained low viral loads for 30 years after infection and developed broad and potent serologic activity against HIV-1. Neutralization was attributed to three different bNAbs targeting nonoverlapping sites on the HIV-1 envelope trimer (Env)...
January 18, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100817/mechanical-sensitivity-and-the-dynamics-of-evolutionary-rate-shifts-in-biomechanical-systems
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Martha M Muñoz, Philip S L Anderson, S N Patek
The influence of biophysical relationships on rates of morphological evolution is a cornerstone of evolutionary theory. Mechanical sensitivity-the correlation strength between mechanical output and the system's underlying morphological components-is thought to impact the evolutionary dynamics of form-function relationships, yet has rarely been examined. Here, we compare the evolutionary rates of the mechanical components of the four-bar linkage system in the raptorial appendage of mantis shrimp (Order Stomatopoda)...
January 25, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100638/retromer-driven-membrane-tubulation-separates-endosomal-recycling-from-rab7-ypt7-dependent-fusion
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Latha Kallur Purushothaman, Henning Arlt, Anne Kuhlee, Stefan Raunser, Christian Ungermann
Endosomes are the major protein sorting hubs of the endocytic pathway. They sort proteins destined for degradation into internal vesicles, while in parallel recycling receptors via tubular carriers back to the Golgi. Tubule formation depends on the Rab7/Ypt7-interacting retromer complex, consisting of the sorting nexin dimer (SNX-BAR) and the trimeric cargo selection complex (CSC). Fusion of mature endosomes with the lysosome-like vacuole also requires Rab7/Ypt7. Here, we now solved a major problem in understanding this dual function of endosomal Rab7/Ypt7 using a fully reconstituted system, including purified, full-length yeast SNX-BAR and CSC, whose overall structure we present...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100507/efficacy-of-iron-supplement-bars-to-reduce-anemia-in-urban-indian-women-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rajvi Mehta, Alyssa C Platt, Xizi Sun, Mukesh Desai, Dennis Clements, Elizabeth L Turner
BACKGROUND: India's high prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia has largely been attributed to the local diet consisting of nonheme iron, which has lower absorption than that of heme iron. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the efficacy of the consumption of iron-supplement bars in raising hemoglobin concentrations and hematocrit percentages in anemic (hemoglobin concentration <12 g/dL) Indian women of reproductive age. DESIGN: The Let's be Well Red study was a 90-d, pair-matched, cluster-randomized controlled trial...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100140/human-rights-and-dignity-behind-bars
#19
Tina Maschi, Marina Richter
Death and dying in prisons constitute a topic of growing importance across the globe. Based on the contributions made in this special issue, we reflect on current debates and outline recommendations for dialogue and practice. Scientific dialogue across the Atlantic, and across the globe, provides insights into different national carceral systems and their ways of dealing with end of life behind bars. At the same time, the comparison also helps to identify basic needs and practices that can work in various settings...
January 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099024/surface-interactions-and-confinement-of-methane-a-high-pressure-magic-angle-spinning-nmr-and-computational-chemistry-study
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Salim Ok, David W Hoyt, Amity Andersen, Julie Sheets, Susan A Welch, David R Cole, Karl Todd Mueller, Nancy M Washton
Characterization and modeling of the molecular-level behavior of simple hydrocarbon gases, such as methane, in the presence of both nonporous and nano-porous mineral matrices allows for predictive understanding of important processes in engineered and natural systems. In this study, changes in local electromagnetic environments of the carbon atoms in methane under conditions of high pressure (up to 130 bar) and moderate temperature (up to 346 K) were observed with 13C magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy while the methane gas was mixed with two model solid substrates: a fumed non-porous, 12 nm particle size silica and a mesoporous silica with 200 nm particle size and 4 nm average pore diameter...
January 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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