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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151101/psychoacoustics-and-neurophysiological-alterations-after-30-36-hours-of-sleep-deprivation
#1
Adrián Poblano, Sergio Díaz-Leines, Olga Gama-Moreno, Blanca Flores-Avalos
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Sleep deprivation (SD) may result in perceptual and cognitive alterations in healthy subjects. Our objective was to compare whether psychoacoustics and neurophysiological variables in healthy subjects were altered after SD of 30-36 h. METHOD: We examined 22 subjects by means of several psychoacoustics tests, P300 and mismatch negativity (MMN) recordings, and brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) before and after 30-36 h of SD. RESULTS: In the psychoacoustics tests, we found that after SD, difficulties were experienced by the left ear in the discrimination of words in noise and by the right ear in music discrimination...
November 18, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150847/chronic-sun-exposure-is-associated-with-distinct-histone-acetylation-changes-in-human-skin
#2
S Ding, J Chen, Q Zeng, J Lu, L Tan, A Guo, J Kang, S Yang, Y Xiang, C Zuo, J Huang
BACKGROUND: Photoaging is attributed to continuous sunlight or artificial UV exposure and manifests the clinical and histological changes of skin. Epigenetic changes have been found to be involved in the pathogenesis of photoaging. However, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. OBJECTIVES: To analyse histone modification patterns in sun-exposed and non-exposed skins, and identify the abnormally histone modified-genes related to photoaging. METHODS: Skin biopsies were collected both from the outer forearm (sun-exposed area) and the buttock (sun-protected area) in 20 healthy middle-aged female volunteers...
November 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150529/impact-of-the-2013-national-rollout-of-cms-competitive-bidding-program-the-disruption-continues
#3
Gary A Puckrein, Irl B Hirsch, Christopher G Parkin, Bruce T Taylor, Liou Xu, David G Marrero
OBJECTIVE: Use of glucose monitoring is essential to the safety of individuals with insulin-treated diabetes. In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) in nine test markets. This resulted in a substantial disruption of beneficiary access to self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) supplies and significant increases in the percentage of beneficiaries with either reduced or no acquisition of supplies. These reductions were significantly associated with increased mortality, hospitalizations, and costs...
November 17, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150430/interferon-%C3%A1%C2%B5-2-signaling-in-melanocytes-and-melanoma-cells-regulates-expression-of-ctla-4
#4
Xuan Mo, Hanghang Zhang, Sarah Preston, Kayla Martin, Bo Zhou, Nish Vadalia, Ana M Gamero, Jonathan Soboloff, Italo Tempera, M Raza Zaidi
CTLA-4 is a cell surface receptor on T cells that functions as an immune checkpoint molecule to enforce tolerance to cognate antigens. Anti-CTLA-4 immunotherapy is highly effective at reactivating T cell responses against melanoma, which is postulated to be due to targeting CTLA-4 on T cells. Here we report that CTLA-4 is also highly expressed by most human melanoma cell lines, as well as in normal human melanocytes. Interferon-gamma (IFNG) signaling activated the expression of the human CTLA-4 gene in a melanocyte and melanoma cell-specific manner...
November 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148541/integrated-genomic-analysis-identifies-deregulated-jak-stat-myc-biosynthesis-axis-in-aggressive-nk-cell-leukemia
#5
Liang Huang, Dan Liu, Na Wang, Shaoping Ling, Yuting Tang, Jun Wu, Lingtong Hao, Hui Luo, Xuelian Hu, Lingshuang Sheng, Lijun Zhu, Di Wang, Yi Luo, Zhen Shang, Min Xiao, Xia Mao, Kuangguo Zhou, Lihua Cao, Lili Dong, Xinchang Zheng, Pinpin Sui, Jianlin He, Shanlan Mo, Jin Yan, Qilin Ao, Lugui Qiu, Hongsheng Zhou, Qifa Liu, Hongyu Zhang, Jianyong Li, Jie Jin, Li Fu, Weili Zhao, Jieping Chen, Xin Du, Guoliang Qing, Hudan Liu, Xin Liu, Gang Huang, Ding Ma, Jianfeng Zhou, Qian-Fei Wang
Aggressive NK-cell leukemia (ANKL) is a rare form of NK cell neoplasm that is more prevalent among people from Asia and Central and South America. Patients usually die within days to months, even after receiving prompt therapeutic management. Here we performed the first comprehensive study of ANKL by integrating whole genome, transcriptome and targeted sequencing, cytokine array as well as functional assays. Mutations in the JAK-STAT pathway were identified in 48% (14/29) of ANKL patients, while the extracellular STAT3 stimulator IL10 was elevated by an average of 56-fold (P < 0...
November 17, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148150/pressure-flow-characteristics-of-breathing-systems-and-their-components-for-pediatric-and-adult-patients
#6
Christin Wenzel, Stefan Schumann, Johannes Spaeth
BACKGROUND: Breathing circuits connect the ventilator to the patients' respiratory system. Breathing tubes, connectors, and sensors contribute to artificial airway resistance to a varying extent. We hypothesized that the flow-dependent resistance is higher in pediatric breathing systems and their components compared to respective types for adults. AIMS: We aimed to characterize the resistance of representative breathing systems and their components used in pediatric patients (including devices for adults) by their nonlinear pressure-flow relationship...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146490/educational-inequalities-in-cardiovascular-risk-factor-and-blood-pressure-control-in-elderly-adults-comparison-of-mesa-cohort-and-chilean-nhs-survey-outcome-measures
#7
Carolina Nazzal, Steven Shea, Cecilia Castro-Diehl, Tania Alfaro, Patricia Frenz, Carlos J Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Social determinants differ between countries, which is not always considered when adapting health policies and interventions to face inequalities in noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors. OBJECTIVES: The study sought to analyze educational inequalities in controlled blood pressure (CBP), obesity, and smoking in study populations from Chile and the United States in 2 periods, both countries with large social inequalities. METHODS: The study used data from the first and fifth waves of the MESA (Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) cohort, and the 2003 and 2009 to 2010 Chilean National Health Survey (CNHS) survey outcome measures...
November 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145650/loss-of-p300-and-cbp-disrupts-histone-acetylation-at-the-mouse-sry-promoter-and-causes-xy-gonadal-sex-reversal
#8
Gwenn-Aël Carré, Pam Siggers, Marilena Xipolita, Paul Brindle, Beat Lutz, Sara Wells, Andy Greenfield
CREB-binding protein (CBP, CREBBP, KAT3A) and its closely related paralogue p300 (EP300, KAT3B), together termed p300/CBP, are histone/lysine acetyl-transferases that control gene expression by modifying chromatin-associated proteins. Here, we report roles for both of these chromatin-modifying enzymes in mouse sex determination, the process by which the embryonic gonad develops into a testis or an ovary. By targeting gene ablation to embryonic gonadal somatic cells using an inducible Cre line, we show that gonads lacking either gene exhibit major abnormalities of XY gonad development at 14...
November 14, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142225/comparative-genomic-analysis-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-between-asian-and-caucasian-patient-populations
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Jiaying Deng, Hu Chen, Daizhan Zhou, Junhua Zhang, Yun Chen, Qi Liu, Dashan Ai, Hanting Zhu, Li Chu, Wenjia Ren, Xiaofei Zhang, Yi Xia, Menghong Sun, Huiwen Zhang, Jun Li, Xinxin Peng, Liang Li, Leng Han, Hui Lin, Xiujun Cai, Jiaqing Xiang, Shufeng Chen, Yihua Sun, Yawei Zhang, Jie Zhang, Haiquan Chen, Shijian Zhang, Yi Zhao, Yun Liu, Han Liang, Kuaile Zhao
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is a major histological type of esophageal cancer, with distinct incidence and survival patterns among races. Although previous studies have characterized somatic mutations in this disease, a rigorous comparison between different patient populations has not been conducted. Here we sequence the samples of 316 Chinese patients, combine them with those from The Cancer Genome Atlas, and perform a comparative analysis between Asian and Caucasian patients. We find that mutated CSMD3 is associated with better prognosis in Asian patients...
November 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142126/hpv-replication-regulation-by-acetylation-of-a-conserved-lysine-in-the-e2-protein
#10
Yanique Thomas, Elliot J Androphy
The Papillomavirus (PV) E2 protein is a sequence specific DNA binding protein that recruits cellular factors to its genome in infected epithelial cells. E2 also binds to and loads the viral E1 DNA helicase at the origin of replication. Post-translational modifications (PTMs) of PV E2 have been identified as potential regulators E2 functions. We recently reported lysine (K) 111 as a target of p300 acetylation in bovine (B)PV. The di-lysines at 111 and 112 are conserved in almost all papillomaviruses. We pursued a mutational approach to query the functional significance of lysine in human (H)PV E2...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141987/brachyury-directs-histone-acetylation-to-target-loci-during-mesoderm-development
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Arica Beisaw, Pavel Tsaytler, Frederic Koch, Sandra U Schmitz, Maria-Theodora Melissari, Anna D Senft, Lars Wittler, Tracie Pennimpede, Karol Macura, Bernhard G Herrmann, Phillip Grote
T-box transcription factors play essential roles in multiple aspects of vertebrate development. Here, we show that cooperative function of BRACHYURY (T) with histone-modifying enzymes is essential for mouse embryogenesis. A single point mutation (T(Y88A)) results in decreased histone 3 lysine 27 acetylation (H3K27ac) at T target sites, including the T locus, suggesting that T autoregulates the maintenance of its expression and functions by recruiting permissive chromatin modifications to putative enhancers during mesoderm specification...
November 15, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141249/%C3%AE-catenin-cooperates-with-creb-binding-protein-to-promote-the-growth-of-tumor-cells
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Wendan Yu, Liren Li, Fufu Zheng, Wenjing Yang, Shilei Zhao, Chunfang Tian, Wenwen Yin, Yiming Chen, Wei Guo, Lijuan Zou, Wuguo Deng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: β-catenin is an integral component of the canonical Wnt signaling pathway, and its mutations are an autosomal recessive cause of colorectal cancer (CRC), medulloblastoma (MDB), and ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, little is known about its function in lung cancers. METHODS: We first knocked down β-catenin by siRNA to investigate its effects on lung cancer cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis. Then we verified the interaction between β-catenin and CREB binding protein (CBP) by immunofluoresence and co-immunoprecipition assays...
November 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139557/using-somatosensory-mismatch-responses-as-a-window-into-somatotopic-processing-of-tactile-stimulation
#13
Guannan Shen, Nathan J Smyk, Andrew N Meltzoff, Peter J Marshall
Brain responses to tactile stimulation have often been studied through the examination of ERPs elicited to touch on the body surface. Here, we examined two factors potentially modulating the amplitude of the somatosensory mismatch negativity (sMMN) and P300 responses elicited by touch to pairs of body parts: (a) the distance between the representation of these body parts in somatosensory cortex, and (b) the physical distances between the stimulated points on the body surface. The sMMN and the P300 response were elicited by tactile stimulation in two oddball protocols...
November 15, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138493/suppression-of-srcap-chromatin-remodelling-complex-and-restriction-of-lymphoid-lineage-commitment-by-pcid2
#14
Buqing Ye, Benyu Liu, Liuliu Yang, Guanling Huang, Lu Hao, Pengyan Xia, Shuo Wang, Ying Du, Xiwen Qin, Pingping Zhu, Jiayi Wu, Nobuo Sakaguchi, Junyan Zhang, Zusen Fan
Lymphoid lineage commitment is an important process in haematopoiesis, which forms the immune system to protect the host from pathogen invasion. However, how multipotent progenitors (MPP) switch into common lymphoid progenitors (CLP) or common myeloid progenitors (CMP) during this process remains elusive. Here we show that PCI domain-containing protein 2 (Pcid2) is highly expressed in MPPs. Pcid2 deletion in the haematopoietic system causes skewed lymphoid lineage specification. In MPPs, Pcid2 interacts with the Zinc finger HIT-type containing 1 (ZNHIT1) to block Snf2-related CREBBP activator protein (SRCAP) activity and prevents the deposition of histone variant H2A...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138297/mafb-enhances-oncogenic-notch-signaling-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#15
Kostandin V Pajcini, Lanwei Xu, Lijian Shao, Jelena Petrovic, Karol Palasiewicz, Yumi Ohtani, Will Bailis, Curtis Lee, Gerald B Wertheim, Rajeswaran Mani, Natarajan Musuthamy, Yunlei Li, Jules P P Meijerink, Stephen C Blacklow, Robert B Faryabi, Sara Cherry, Warren S Pear
Activating mutations in the gene encoding the cell-cell contact signaling protein Notch1 are common in human T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias (T-ALLs). However, expressing Notch1 mutant alleles in mice fails to efficiently induce the development of leukemia. We performed a gain-of-function screen to identify proteins that enhanced signaling by leukemia-associated Notch1 mutants. The transcription factors MAFB and ETS2 emerged as candidates that individually enhanced Notch1 signaling, and when coexpressed, they synergistically increased signaling to an extent similar to that induced by core components of the Notch transcriptional complex...
November 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137031/subcellular-localization-of-%C3%AE-arrestin1-and-its-prognostic-value-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#16
Xiaowei Li, Keying Che, Liguang Wang, Tiehong Zhang, Guanghui Wang, Zhaofei Pang, Hongchang Shen, Jiajun Du
β-Arrestins play important roles in cancer progression, and the subcellular localization of β-arrestin1 has been receiving increasingly more attention. Intriguingly, several studies, including some of our previous work, showed that the effects of β-arrestin1 on outcomes of cancer patients were controversial.Specimens were obtained from 133 patients with lung adenocarcinoma. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of β-arrestin1 and p300 in the collected tissues. The Kaplan-Meier analysis and Cox proportional hazards regression were used to examine the relationship between β-arrestin1 and patient survival...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135286/vitamin-b12-supplementation-influences-methylation-of-genes-associated-with-type-2-diabetes-and-its-intermediate-traits
#17
Dilip K Yadav, Smeeta Shrestha, Karen A Lillycrop, Charu V Joglekar, Hong Pan, Joanna D Holbrook, Caroline Hd Fall, Chittaranjan S Yajnik, Giriraj R Chandak
AIM: To investigate the effect of B12 and/or folic acid supplementation on genome-wide DNA methylation. METHODS: We performed Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip (Zymo Research, CA, USA) assay in children supplemented with B12 and/or folic acid (n = 12 in each group) and investigated the functional mechanism of selected differentially methylated loci. RESULTS: We noted significant methylation changes postsupplementation in B12 (589 differentially methylated CpGs and 2892 regions) and B12 + folic acid (169 differentially methylated CpGs and 3241 regions) groups...
November 14, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134647/serial-profiling-of-circulating-tumor-dna-for-optimization-of-anti-vegf-chemotherapy-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
#18
Masami Yamauchi, Yuji Urabe, Atsushi Ono, Daiki Miki, Hidenori Ochi, Kazuaki Chayama
Understanding the molecular changes in tumors in response to anti-VEGF chemotherapy is crucial for optimization of the treatment strategy for metastatic colorectal cancer. We prospectively investigated changes in the amount and constitution of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in serial peripheral blood samples during chemotherapy. Sixty-one plasma samples taken at different time points (baseline, remission, and post-progression) and pre-treatment tumor samples were collected from 21 patients who received bevacizumab-containing first-line chemotherapy...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134296/p300-based-acuity-estimation-in-imitated-amblyopia
#19
Marvin L Beusterien, Sven P Heinrich
PURPOSE: A frequent approach to estimating visual acuity objectively is the recording of visual evoked potentials (VEPs) to patterns of different coarseness. This, however, overestimates acuity in patients with fragmented and distorted vision such as in amblyopia. This is likely due to VEP-based techniques using checkerboard or grating stimuli. We hypothesized that no overestimation would occur when the event-related potential P300 in response to optotype stimuli is used for acuity estimation...
November 13, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133209/genome-wide-sequencing-expands-the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-ep300-variants
#20
Gregory Costain, Peter Kannu, Sarah Bowdin
Many disease genes are defined by their role in causing specific clinically recognizable syndromes. Heterozygous loss of function of the gene EP300 is responsible for a minority of cases of Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS). With the application of whole-exome sequencing and whole-genome sequencing, there is the potential to discover new genotype-phenotype correlations. The purpose of this case series is to describe three unrelated females without classic manifestations of RSTS who were unexpectedly found on genome-wide sequencing to have likely pathogenic variants in EP300...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
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