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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531270/utilization-of-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-for-direct-targeting-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-during-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery
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Jonathan Rasouli, Ritesh Ramdhani, Fedor E Panov, Alexey Dimov, Yan Zhang, Catherine Cho, Yi Wang, Brian Harris Kopell
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) has demonstrated efficacy in improving motor disability in Parkinson's disease. The recently developed quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) technique, which can accurately map iron deposits in deep brain nuclei, promises precise targeting of the STN. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the use of QSM to target STN effectively by correlating with classical physiological-based targeting measures in a prospective study...
May 21, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526432/quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-using-principles-of-echo-shifting-with-a-train-of-observations-sequence-on-1-5t-mri
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Hirohito Kan, Nobuyuki Arai, Harumasa Kasai, Hiroshi Kunitomo, Yasujiro Hirose, Yuta Shibamoto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of susceptibility estimated from the principles of echo shifting with a train of observations (PRESTO) sequence using a 1.5T MRI system, we conducted experiments on the human brain using the PRESTO sequence and compared our results with the susceptibility obtained from spoiled gradient-recalled echo (GRE) sequence with flow compensation using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments on the human brain were conducted on 12 healthy volunteers (27±4years) using PRESTO and spoiled GRE sequences on a 1...
May 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523008/genetic-interaction-between-arabidopsis-qpm3-1-locus-and-bacterial-effector-gene-hopw1-1-underlies-natural-variation-in-quantitative-disease-resistance-to-pseudomonas-infection
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Qi Luo, Wei-Wei Liu, Ke-Di Pan, You-Liang Peng, Jun Fan
Wide quantitative variation in plant disease resistance across Arabidopsis wild populations has been documented and the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. To investigate the genetic and molecular basis of this variation, Arabidopsis recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from Aa-0 × Col-0 and Gie-0 × Col-0 crosses were constructed and used for inoculation with Pseudomonas syringae pathovars maculicola ES4326 (ES4326) and tomato DC3000 (DC3000). Bacterial growth assays revealed continuous distribution across the large differences between the most and the least susceptible lines in the RILs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522663/the-use-of-noncontrast-quantitative-mri-to-detect-gadolinium-enhancing-multiple-sclerosis-brain-lesions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A Gupta, K Al-Dasuqi, F Xia, G Askin, Y Zhao, D Delgado, Y Wang
BACKGROUND: Concerns have arisen about the long-term health effects of repeat gadolinium injections in patients with multiple sclerosis and the incomplete characterization of MS lesion pathophysiology that results from relying on enhancement characteristics alone. PURPOSE: Our aim was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis analyzing whether noncontrast MR imaging biomarkers can distinguish enhancing and nonenhancing brain MS lesions. DATA SOURCES: Our sources were Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase, and the Cochrane data base from inception to August 2016...
May 18, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515413/magnetic-susceptibility-changes-in-the-basal-ganglia-and-brain-stem-of-patients-with-wilson-s-disease-evaluation-with-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping
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Selim Doganay, Kazim Gumus, Gonca Koc, Ayse Kacar Bayram, Mehmet Sait Dogan, Duran Arslan, Hakan Gumus, Sureyya Burcu Gorkem, Saliha Ciraci, Halil Ibrahim Serin, Abdulhakim Coskun
OBJECTIVES: Wilson's disease (WD) is characterized with the accumulation of copper in the liver and brain. The objective of this study is to quantitatively measure the susceptibility changes of basal ganglia and brain stem of pediatric patients with neurological WD using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) in comparison to healthy controls. METHODS: Eleven patients with neurological WD (mean age 15 ± 3.3 years, range 10-22 years) and 14 age-matched controls were prospectively recruited...
May 18, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509669/genetic-advances-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-update
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Lingyan Chen, David L Morris, Timothy J Vyse
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More than 80 susceptibility loci are now reported to show robust genetic association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The differential functional effects of the risk alleles for the majority of these loci remain to be defined. Here, we review current SLE association findings and the recent progress in the annotation of noncoding regions of the human genome as well as the new technologies and statistical methods that can be applied to further the understanding of SLE genetics...
May 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475776/uncovering-quantitative-trait-loci-and-candidate-genes-for-tomato-fruit-cuticular-lipid-composition-using-the-solanum-pennellii-introgression-line-population
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Josefina-Patricia Fernandez-Moreno, Dorit Levy-Samoha, Sergey Malitsky, Antonio J Monforte, Diego Orzaez, Asaph Aharoni, Antonio Granell
The cuticle is a specialized cell wall layer that covers the outermost surface of the epidermal cells and has important implications for fruit permeability and pathogen susceptibility. In order to decipher the genetic control of tomato fruit cuticle composition, an introgression line (IL) population derived from a biparental cross between Solanum pennellii (LA0716) and the Solanum lycopersicum cultivar M82 was used to build a first map of associated quantitative trait loci (QTLs). A total of 24 cuticular waxes and 26 cutin monomers were determined...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472449/exploring-genetic-associations-with-cerna-regulation-in-the-human-genome
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Mulin Jun Li, Jian Zhang, Qian Liang, Chenghao Xuan, Jiexing Wu, Peng Jiang, Wei Li, Yun Zhu, Panwen Wang, Daniel Fernandez, Yujun Shen, Yiwen Chen, Jean-Pierre A Kocher, Ying Yu, Pak Chung Sham, Junwen Wang, Jun S Liu, X Shirley Liu
Competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) are RNA molecules that sequester shared microRNAs (miRNAs) thereby affecting the expression of other targets of the miRNAs. Whether genetic variants in ceRNA can affect its biological function and disease development is still an open question. Here we identified a large number of genetic variants that are associated with ceRNA's function using Geuvaids RNA-seq data for 462 individuals from the 1000 Genomes Project. We call these loci competing endogenous RNA expression quantitative trait loci or 'cerQTL', and found that a large number of them were unexplored in conventional eQTL mapping...
May 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470768/susceptibility-sensitive-mri-of-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-and-the-impact-of-normal-appearing-white-matter-changes
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Vanessa Wiggermann, Simon Hametner, Enedino Hernández-Torres, Christian Kames, Verena Endmayr, Gregor Kasprian, Romana Höftberger, David K B Li, Anthony Traboulsee, Alexander Rauscher
Susceptibility-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has gained importance in multiple sclerosis (MS) research because of its versatility, high resolution and excellent sensitivity to changes in tissue structure and composition. In particular, mapping of the resonance frequency of the MR signal and quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) have been explored for the description of MS lesions. Many current studies utilizing these techniques attribute increases in the MR frequency or QSM to elevated tissue iron content, in addition to myelin loss...
May 4, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467728/the-pf4-ppbp-cxcl5-gene-cluster-is-associated-with-periodontitis
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A Shusterman, M Munz, G Richter, S Jepsen, W Lieb, B Krone, P Hoffman, M Laudes, J Wellmann, K Berger, T Kocher, S Offenbacher, K Divaris, A Franke, S Schreiber, H Dommisch, E Weiss, A S Schaefer, Y Houri-Haddad, F A Iraqi
Periodontitis is a common dysbiotic inflammatory disease with an estimated heritability of 50%. Due to the limited sample size of available periodontitis cohorts and the underlying trait heterogeneity, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of chronic periodontitis (CP) have been unsuccessful in discovering susceptibility factors. A strategy that combines agnostic GWAS with a well-powered candidate-gene approach has the potential to discover novel loci. We combined RNA-seq data from gingival tissues with quantitative trait loci (QTLs) that were identified in a F2-cross of mice resistant and susceptible to infection with oral bacterial pathogens...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465264/quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-as-a-possible-tool-to-radiographically-diagnose-sentinel-headache-associated-with-intracranial-aneurysm-case-report
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Daichi Nakagawa, Cameron Cushing, Yasunori Nagahama, Lauren Allan, David Hasan
BACKGROUND: Sentinel headache (SH) is estimated to occur prior to rupture of an aneurysm in 15-60% of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) cases. Non-contrasted computed tomography (CT) of brain and lumbar puncture are both negative, by definition, in patients presenting with SH. One of the theories explaining this phenomenon is micro-hemorrhage (MH) from the aneurysm wall contributing to iron deposition in the interface between the aneurysm wall and brain parenchyma. Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is a recently introduced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that has been shown capable of localizing the deposition of paramagnetic metals, particularly ferric iron...
April 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455194/improving-medication-information-transfer-between-hospitals-skilled-nursing-facilities-and-long-term-care-pharmacies-for-hospital-discharge-transitions-of-care-a-targeted-needs-assessment-using-the-intervention-mapping-framework
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Luiza Kerstenetzky, Matthew J Birschbach, Katherine F Beach, David R Hager, Korey A Kennelty
INTRODUCTION: Patients transitioning from the hospital to a skilled nursing home (SNF) are susceptible to medication-related errors resulting from fragmented communication between facilities. Through continuous process improvement efforts at the hospital, a targeted needs assessment was performed to understand the extent of medication-related issues when patients transition from the hospital into a SNF, and the gaps between the hospital's discharge process, and the needs of the SNF and long-term care (LTC) pharmacy...
April 7, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450431/thalamic-iron-differentiates-primary-progressive-and-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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A Burgetova, P Dusek, M Vaneckova, D Horakova, C Langkammer, J Krasensky, L Sobisek, P Matras, M Masek, Z Seidl
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Potential differences between primary progressive and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis are the subject of ongoing controversial discussions. The aim of this work was to determine whether and how primary-progressive and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis subtypes differ regarding conventional MR imaging parameters, cerebral iron deposits, and their association with clinical status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 24 patients with primary-progressive MS, 80 with relapsing-remitting MS, and 20 healthy controls with 1...
April 27, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448537/mapping-of-quantitative-trait-loci-associated-with-resistance-to-net-form-net-blotch-pyrenophora-teres-f-teres-in-a-doubled-haploid-norwegian-barley-population
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Ronja Wonneberger, Andrea Ficke, Morten Lillemo
Barley net blotch caused by the necrotrophic fungus Pyrenophora teres is a major barley disease in Norway. It can cause grain shriveling and yield losses, and resistance in currently grown cultivars is insufficient. In this study, a set of 589 polymorphic SNP markers was used to map resistance loci in a population of 109 doubled haploid lines from a cross between the closely related Norwegian cultivars Arve (moderately susceptible) and Lavrans (moderately resistant). Resistance to three net form net blotch (P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445677/overexpression-of-the-cytokine-baff-and-autoimmunity-risk
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Maristella Steri, Valeria Orrù, M Laura Idda, Maristella Pitzalis, Mauro Pala, Ilenia Zara, Carlo Sidore, Valeria Faà, Matteo Floris, Manila Deiana, Isadora Asunis, Eleonora Porcu, Antonella Mulas, Maria G Piras, Monia Lobina, Sandra Lai, Mara Marongiu, Valentina Serra, Michele Marongiu, Gabriella Sole, Fabio Busonero, Andrea Maschio, Roberto Cusano, Gianmauro Cuccuru, Francesca Deidda, Fausto Poddie, Gabriele Farina, Mariano Dei, Francesca Virdis, Stefania Olla, Maria A Satta, Mario Pani, Alessandro Delitala, Eleonora Cocco, Jessica Frau, Giancarlo Coghe, Lorena Lorefice, Giuseppe Fenu, Paola Ferrigno, Maria Ban, Nadia Barizzone, Maurizio Leone, Franca R Guerini, Matteo Piga, Davide Firinu, Ingrid Kockum, Izaura Lima Bomfim, Tomas Olsson, Lars Alfredsson, Ana Suarez, Patricia E Carreira, Maria J Castillo-Palma, Joseph H Marcus, Mauro Congia, Andrea Angius, Maurizio Melis, Antonio Gonzalez, Marta E Alarcón Riquelme, Berta M da Silva, Maurizio Marchini, Maria G Danieli, Stefano Del Giacco, Alessandro Mathieu, Antonello Pani, Stephen B Montgomery, Giulio Rosati, Jan Hillert, Stephen Sawcer, Sandra D'Alfonso, John A Todd, John Novembre, Gonçalo R Abecasis, Michael B Whalen, Maria G Marrosu, Alessandra Meloni, Serena Sanna, Myriam Gorospe, David Schlessinger, Edoardo Fiorillo, Magdalena Zoledziewska, Francesco Cucca
BACKGROUND: Genomewide association studies of autoimmune diseases have mapped hundreds of susceptibility regions in the genome. However, only for a few association signals has the causal gene been identified, and for even fewer have the causal variant and underlying mechanism been defined. Coincident associations of DNA variants affecting both the risk of autoimmune disease and quantitative immune variables provide an informative route to explore disease mechanisms and drug-targetable pathways...
April 27, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444590/transcripts-of-pectin-degrading-enzymes-and-isolation-of-complete-cdna-sequence-of-a-pectate-lyase-gene-induced-by-coffee-white-stem-borer-xylotrechus-quadripes-in-the-bark-tissue-of-coffea-canephora-robusta-coffee
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Kosaraju Bharathi, P Santosh, H L Sreenath
Of the two commercially cultivated coffee (Coffea) species, C. arabica (arabica) is highly susceptible and C. canephora (robusta) is highly resistant to the insect pest Xylotrechus quadripes (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), commonly known as coffee white stem borer (CWSB). We constructed a forward-subtracted cDNA library by Suppression Subtractive Hybridization (SSH) from robusta bark tissue for profiling genes induced by CWSB infestation. Among the 265 unigenes of the SSH EST library, 7 unigenes (5 contigs and 2 singletons) matching different pectin-degrading enzymes were discovered...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438711/can-transverse-relaxation-rates-in-deep-gray-matter-be-approximated-from-functional-and-t2-weighted-flair-scans-for-relative-brain-iron-quantification
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Benjamín Garzón, Rouslan Sitnikov, Lars Bäckman, Grégoria Kalpouzos
Alterations in iron concentration in certain deep gray matter regions are known to occur in aging and several clinical conditions. In vivo measurements of R2(∗) transverse relaxation rates and quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) have been shown to be strongly correlated with iron concentration in tissue, but their calculation requires the acquisition of a multi-echo gradient recalled echo sequence (MGRE). In the current study, we examined the feasibility of approximating R2(∗) rates using metrics derived from fMRI-EPI and T2-weighted FLAIR images, which are widely available...
April 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435102/simultaneous-time-interleaved-multislice-stims-for-rapid-susceptibility-weighted-acquisition
#18
Berkin Bilgic, Huihui Ye, Lawrence L Wald, Kawin Setsompop
T2⁎ weighted 3D Gradient Echo (GRE) acquisition is the main sequence used for Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM). These applications require a long echo time (TE) to build up phase contrast, requiring a long repetition time (TR), and leading to excessively lengthy scans. The long TE acquisition creates a significant amount of unused time within each TR, which can be utilized for either multi-echo sampling or additional image encoding with the echo-shift technique...
April 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430019/characterization-of-rph24-a-gene-conferring-adult-plant-resistance-to-puccinia-hordei-in-barley
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Laura A Ziems, Lee T Hickey, Gregory J Platz, Jerome D Franckowiak, Peter M Dracatos, Davinder Singh, Robert F Park
We identified Rph24 as a locus in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) controlling adult plant resistance (APR) to leaf rust, caused by Puccinia hordei. The locus was previously reported as a quantitative trait locus in barley line ND24260-1 and named qRphND. We crossed ND24260-1 to the leaf-rust-susceptible standard Gus and determined inheritance patterns in the progeny. For the comparative marker frequency analysis (MFA), resistant and susceptible tails of the F2 were genotyped with Diversity Arrays Technology genotyping-by-sequencing (DArT-Seq) markers...
April 21, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428796/expression-profiling-coupled-with-in-silico-mapping-identifies-candidate-genes-for-reducing-aflatoxin-accumulation-in-maize
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Ramesh Dhakal, Chenglin Chai, Ratna Karan, Gary L Windham, William P Williams, Prasanta K Subudhi
Aflatoxin, produced by Aspergillus flavus, is hazardous to health of humans and livestock. The lack of information about large effect QTL for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation is a major obstacle to employ marker-assisted selection for maize improvement. The understanding of resistance mechanisms of the host plant and the associated genes is necessary for improving resistance to A. flavus infection. A suppression subtraction hybridization (SSH) cDNA library was made using the developing kernels of Mp715 (resistant inbred) and B73 (susceptible inbred) and 480 randomly selected cDNA clones were sequenced to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in response to A...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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