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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936493/new-additions-to-the-cluspro-server-motivated-by-capri
#1
Sandor Vajda, Christine Yueh, Dmitri Beglov, Tanggis Bohnuud, Scott E Mottarella, Bing Xia, David R Hall, Dima Kozakov
The heavily used protein-protein docking server ClusPro performs three computational steps as follows: (1) rigid body docking, (2) RMSD based clustering of the 1000 lowest energy structures, and (3) the removal of steric clashes by energy minimization. In response to challenges encountered in recent CAPRI targets, we added three new options to ClusPro. These are (1) accounting for Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) data in docking; (2) considering pairwise interaction data as restraints; and (3) enabling discrimination between biological and crystallographic dimers...
December 9, 2016: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936492/lncrna-a-versatile-regulator-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-circuit
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REVIEW
Xiaohua Mao, Zhenyi Su, Adnan K Mookhtiar
The Nuclear Factor-κB (NF-κB) family of transcription factors play an essential role for the regulation of inflammatory responses, immune function and malignant transformation. Aberrant activity of this signaling pathway may lead to inflammation, autoimmune diseases and oncogenesis. Over the last two decades great progress has been made in the understanding of NF-κB activation and how the response is counteracted for maintaining tissue homeostasis. Therapeutic targeting of this pathway has largely remained ineffective due to the widespread role of this vital pathway and the lack of specificity of the therapies currently available...
December 9, 2016: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936483/perspectives-of-immunotherapy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc
#3
N Büttner, N Schmidt, R Thimme
Immunotherapy is considered a new treatment option for many tumor entities, as decades of research into cancer immunotherapy have recently yielded promising results. Indeed, impressive clinical results of checkpoint blockade inhibitors in malignant melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer indicate the therapeutic potential of tumor-specific immune restoration. Over the years, different immunotherapeutic approaches have been evaluated for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with some respectable results...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936482/intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-icp-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
V Keitel, C Dröge, S Stepanow, T Fehm, E Mayatepek, K Köhrer, D Häussinger
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) represents the most common pregnancy-related liver disease in women. Women frequently present in the third trimester with pruritus and elevated serum bile acid and/or alanine transaminase levels. Clinical symptoms quickly resolve after delivery; however, recurrence in subsequent pregnancies has to be expected. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is associated with increased perinatal complications, such as premature delivery, meconium staining of the amniotic fluid, respiratory distress, low Apgar scores, and even stillbirth...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936460/b-cells-present-skewed-profile-and-lose-the-function-of-supporting-t-cell-inflammation-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#5
Xiaojiang Dai, Weiguo Zhao, Junfang Zhan, Songhua Zeng, Dongzhi Ran, Hongbin Zhang, Zhigao Song, Ken H Song, Liangping Wu
Bariatric surgeries, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are currently the best treatment for obesity and obesity-related comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes. However, the underlying mechanism of bariatric surgeries is not entirely understood. Further investigations are needed to improve the success rate and achieve sustained health benefits. Given that B cell dysregulation is a critical component of etiology in inflammatory diseases, whereas obesity and type 2 diabetes represent two major inflammatory disorders, we investigated the effect of RYGB on B cell inflammation...
December 6, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936451/onset-polarity-in-bipolar-disorder-a-strong-association-between-first-depressive-episode-and-suicide-attempts
#6
Laura Cremaschi, Bernardo Dell'Osso, Matteo Vismara, Cristina Dobrea, Massimiliano Buoli, Terence A Ketter, A Carlo Altamura
BACKGROUND: The role of onset polarity (OP) in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) has been increasingly investigated over the last few years, for its clinical, prognostic, and therapeutic implications. The present study sought to assess whether OP was associated with specific correlates, in particular with a differential suicidal risk in BD patients. METHODS: A sample of 362 recovered BD patients was dichotomized by OP: depressed (DO) or elevated onset (EO: hypomanic/manic/mixed)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936443/antifungal-potential-of-marine-natural-products
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REVIEW
Ebaa M El-Hossary, Cheng Cheng, Mostafa M Hamed, Ashraf Nageeb El-Sayed Hamed, Knut Ohlsen, Ute Hentschel, Usama Ramadan Abdelmohsen
Fungal diseases represent an increasing threat to human health worldwide which in some cases might be associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. However, only few antifungal drugs are currently available for the treatment of life-threatening fungal infections. Furthermore, plant diseases caused by fungal pathogens represent a worldwide economic problem for the agriculture industry. The marine environment continues to provide structurally diverse and biologically active secondary metabolites, several of which have inspired the development of new classes of therapeutic agents...
November 14, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936425/did-a-lucky-shot-sink-the-submarine-h-l-hunley
#8
Rachel M Lance, Henry Warder, Cameron R Dale Bass
The H.L. Hunley was the first submarine to be successful in combat, sinking the Union vessel Housatonic outside Charleston Harbor in 1864 during the Civil War. However, despite marking a milestone in military history, little is known about this vessel or why it sank. One popular theory is the "lucky shot" theory: the hypothesis that small arms fire from the crew of the Housatonic may have sufficiently damaged the submarine to sink it. However, ballistic experiments with cast iron samples, analysis of historical experiments firing Civil War-era projectiles at cast iron samples, and calculation of the tidal currents and sinking trajectory of the submarine indicate that this theory is not likely...
December 2, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936411/a-network-analysis-of-dsm-5-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-and-correlates-in-u-s-military-veterans
#9
Cherie Armour, Eiko I Fried, Marie K Deserno, Jack Tsai, Robert H Pietrzak
OBJECTIVE: Recent developments in psychometrics enable the application of network models to analyze psychological disorders, such as PTSD. Instead of understanding symptoms as indicators of an underlying common cause, this approach suggests symptoms co-occur in syndromes due to causal interactions. The current study has two goals: (1) examine the network structure among the 20 DSM-5 PTSD symptoms, and (2) incorporate clinically relevant variables to the network to investigate whether PTSD symptoms exhibit differential relationships with suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, physical functioning/quality of life (QoL), mental functioning/QoL, age, and sex...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936401/adsorptive-removal-and-separation-of-chemicals-with-metal-organic-frameworks-contribution-of-%C3%AF-complexation
#10
REVIEW
Nazmul Abedin Khan, Sung Hwa Jhung
Efficient removal and separation of chemicals from the environment has become a vital issue from a biological and environmental point of view. Currently, adsorptive removal/separation is one of the most promising approaches for cleaning purposes. Selective adsorption/removal of various sulfur- and nitrogen-containing compounds, olefins, and π-electron-rich gases via π-complex formation between an adsorbent and adsorbate molecules is very competitive. Porous metal-organic framework (MOF) materials are very promising in the adsorption/separation of various liquids and gases owing to their distinct characteristics...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936385/interrater-reliability-in-pediatric-urodynamic-tracings-a-pilot-study
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Anne G Dudley, Daniel P Casella, Chelsea J Lauderdale, Shilin Zhao, Heidi Chen, Stacy T Tanaka, John C Thomas, John C Pope, Mark C Adams, John W Brock, Chevis N Shannon, Douglass B Clayton
PURPOSE: Urodynamic studies are crucial to neuropathic bladder management and they often determine surgical intervention. However, current evidence indicates that interpretations show poor agreement across physicians. We sought to determine the interrater reliability of urodynamic interpretation in our practice. We hypothesized that there would be strong correlation among pediatric urologists of similar training in a single academic practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients with neuropathic bladder who underwent urodynamics at our institution between 2014 and 2015...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936379/clinical-and-epidemiological-characteristics-associated-with-unfavorable-tuberculosis-treatment-outcomes-in-tb-hiv-co-infected-patients-in-brazil-a-hierarchical-polytomous-analysis
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Thiago Nascimento do Prado, Jayant V Rajan, Angélica Espinosa Miranda, Elias Dos Santos Dias, Lorrayne Beliqui Cosme, Lia Gonçalves Possuelo, Mauro N Sanchez, Jonathan E Golub, Lee W Riley, Ethel Leonor Maciel
BACKGROUND: TB patients co-infected with HIV have worse treatment outcomes than non-coinfected patients. How clinical characteristics of TB and socioeconomic characteristics influence these outcomes is poorly understood. Here, we use polytomous regression analysis to identify clinical and epidemiological characteristics associated with unfavorable treatment outcomes among TB-HIV co-infected patients in Brazil. METHODS: TB-HIV cases reported in the Brazilian information system (SINAN) between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2011 were identified and categorized by TB treatment outcome (cure, default, death, and development of MDR TB)...
December 6, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936372/strategic-self-presentation-or-authentic-communication-predicting-adolescents-alcohol-references-on-social-media
#13
Femke Geusens, Kathleen Beullens
OBJECTIVE: The current study is one of the first to examine how self-reported alcohol consumption, friends' perceived alcohol consumption, and the perceived number of friends sharing alcohol references on social networking sites (SNS) is associated with adolescents' sharing of alcohol references on SNS. METHOD: A cross-sectional paper-and-pencil survey was administered among 3,172 adolescents (n = 3,133 used for analyses, mean age = 17.16 years, SD = 0.93; 50.7% male)...
January 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936369/the-association-between-body-image-and-behavioral-misperception-bibm-and-alcohol-use-among-high-school-girls-results-from-the-2013-youth-risk-behavioral-survey
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Anna C Schlissel, Taylort T Schwartz, Margie R Skeer
OBJECTIVE: The need to be thin is pervasive in adolescent culture and is associated with increased risk outcomes among adolescent girls. Body image and behavioral misperception (BIBM) exists when there is a disconnect between body weight perception and actions taken related to perceived weight status. To understand this further, we examined the relationship between BIBM and alcohol use among high school girls in the United States. METHOD: Using 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data, we ran survey-weighted multivariable logistic regression analyses to examine BIBM and (a) lifetime alcohol use, (b) current alcohol use, and (c) current heavy episodic drinking (≥5 drinks in a few hours) among female high school students (N = 6,579)...
January 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936366/the-association-between-secondhand-harms-from-alcohol-and-mental-health-outcomes-among-postsecondary-students
#15
Kara Thompson, Parnell Davis-MacNevin, Michael Teehan, Sherry Stewart
OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of research on the prevalence and consequences of secondhand harms from alcohol. The current study (a) investigated whether secondhand harms can be clustered into latent factors that reflect distinct but related types of harms and (b) examined the associations between experiencing secondhand harms and mental health outcomes, including anxiety, depression, and subjective mental well-being, among first-year Canadian postsecondary students. The moderating effect of living arrangement (i...
January 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936364/parent-offspring-resemblance-for-drinking-behaviors-in-a-longitudinal-twin-sample
#16
Gretchen R B Saunders, Matt McGue, William G Iacono, Irene J Elkins
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to evaluate parent-offspring resemblance for alcohol consumption and dependence symptoms, including sex-specific effects, and how these patterns change across adolescence and early adulthood. METHOD: Three cohorts of twins were assessed longitudinally at five time points between ages 14 and 29 years, with parents directly assessed at intake, using structured interviews. Twin offspring and parents from the population-based Minnesota Twin Family Study were included for a total sample size of 3,762 offspring (52% female) and their parents...
January 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936357/does-alcohol-contribute-to-college-men-s-sexual-assault-perpetration-between-and-within-person-effects-over-five-semesters
#17
Maria Testa, Michael J Cleveland
OBJECTIVE: The current longitudinal study was designed to consider the time-varying effects of men's heavy episodic drinking (HED) and drinking setting attendance on college sexual assault perpetration. METHOD: Freshman men (N = 992) were recruited in their first semester and completed online measures at the end of their first five semesters. Using multilevel models, we examined whether men with higher frequency HED (or party or bar attendance) were more likely to perpetrate sexual assault (between-person, Level 2 effect) and whether sexual assault perpetration was more likely in semesters in which HED (or party or bar attendance) was higher than each individual's average (within-person, Level 1 effect)...
January 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936348/current-prospects-and-future-challenges-for-nasal-vaccine-delivery
#18
Helmy Yusuf, Vicky Kett
Nasal delivery offers many benefits over traditional approaches to vaccine administration. These include ease of administration without needles that reduces issues associated with needlestick injuries and disposal. Additionally, this route offers easy access to a key part of the immune system that can stimulate other mucosal sites throughout the body. Increased acceptance of nasal vaccine products in both adults and children has led to a burgeoning pipeline of nasal delivery technology. Key challenges and opportunities for the future will include translating in vivo data to clinical outcomes...
December 9, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936339/evaluation-of-a-short-home-blood-pressure-measurement-in-an-outpatient-population-of-hypertensives
#19
Silvia Di Monaco, Franco Rabbia, Michele Covella, Chiara Fulcheri, Elena Berra, Marco Pappaccogli, Elisa Perlo, Chiara Bertello, Franco Veglio
Current guidelines suggest the use of home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) as a method complementary to ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) for the identification of arterial hypertension. A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of a short HBPM schedule compared with ABPM, and to evaluate to what extent HBPM can replace ABPM. A total of 310 patients who performed ABPM in our hypertension clinic were enrolled between November 2011 and June 2015. They performed a 4-day HBPM schedule, with two readings in the morning and two readings at night...
December 9, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936334/overview-of-substance-use-and-mental-health-among-the-baby-boomers-generation
#20
Michelle Cleary, Jan Sayers, Marguerite Bramble, Debra Jackson, Violeta Lopez
As the population ages, risk factors commonly shared by chronic degenerative disease can be exacerbated by behaviours and lifestyle choices. There is increasing evidence that those affected by chronic disease (and associated symptoms such as pain), depression and adverse behavioural and lifestyle patterns are at risk of substance misuse. This paper overviews substance use in Baby Boomers, which are defined as people aged between 52-70 years old, and the implications this may have on their mental health and well-being...
December 9, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
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