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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922760/the-roles-of-pleiotropy-and-close-linkage-as-revealed-by-association-mapping-of-yield-and-correlated-traits-of-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
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Albert W Schulthess, Jochen C Reif, Jie Ling, Jörg Plieske, Sonja Kollers, Erhard Ebmeyer, Viktor Korzun, Odile Argillier, Gunther Stiewe, Martin W Ganal, Marion S Röder, Yong Jiang
Grain yield (GY) of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is quantitatively inherited. Correlated GY-syndrome traits such as plant height (PH), heading date (HD), thousand grain weight (TGW), test weight (TW), grains per ear (GPE), and ear weight (EW) influence GY. Most quantitative genetics studies assessed the multiple-trait (MT) complex of GY-syndrome using single-trait approaches, and little is known about its underlying pleiotropic architecture. We investigated the pleiotropic architecture of wheat GY-syndrome through MT association mapping (MT-GWAS) using 372 varieties phenotyped in up to eight environments and genotyped with 18 832 single nucleotide polymorphisms plus 24 polymorphic functional markers...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922656/impact-of-the-number-of-anti-thrombosis-agents-in-hemodialysis-patients-boreas-hd2-study
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Marenao Tanaka, Norihito Moniwa, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Tomohisa Yamashita, Masayuki Koyama, Yufu Gocho, Keitaro Nishizawa, Yukishige Kimura, Hirohito Sugawara, Sayaka Murakami, Yusuke Okazaki, Masato Furuhashi, Hideaki Yoshida, Tetsuji Miura
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Relationships between the number of anti-thrombosis agents, clinical benefits and adverse events in hemodialysis (HD) patients are unclear. METHODS: All patients on HD in 22 institutes (n = 1,071) were enrolled and followed up for 3 years. After exclusion of patients with missing data, kidney transplantation or retraction of consent during the follow-up period (n = 204), mortality rate and ischemic and hemorrhagic events were compared between different regimens of anti-thrombosis agents...
September 18, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922045/monomeric-m2e-antigen-in-vesivax%C3%A2-liposomes-stimulates-protection-against-type-a-strains-of-influenza-comparable-to-liposomes-with-multimeric-forms-of-m2e
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J P Adler-Moore, W Ernst, H Kim, N Ward, S M Chiang, T Do, G Fujii
Given the interest in the ectodomain of the matrix 2 (M2e) channel protein as a target for development of a universal influenza vaccine, we examined the role of the antigen configuration of M2e in generating a protective immune response. A series of M2e mutations and a truncated M2e segment were prepared as a means of controlling the formation of monomer, dimer, and higher order multimeric forms of M2e. Each of these M2e peptides was incorporated into a liposome-based vaccine technology platform previously shown to stimulate a protective response to influenza A infection using M2e as a mixture of monomers, dimers and multimers (L-M2e1-HD/MPL)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Liposome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920551/a-comprehensive-in-silico-analysis-of-huntingtin-and-its-interactome
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Valentina Brandi, Valentina Di Lella, Maria Marino, Paolo Ascenzi, Fabio Polticelli
A polyglutamine expansion of the N-terminal region of huntingtin (Htt) causes Huntington's disease (HD), a severe neurodegenerative disorder. Htt huge multidomain structure, the presence of disordered regions, and the lack of sequence homologs of known structure, so far prevented structural studies of Htt, making the study of its structure-function relationships very difficult. In this work, the presence and location of five Htt ordered domains (named from Hunt1 to Hunt5) has been detected and the structure of these domains has been predicted for the first time using a combined threading/ab initio modelling approach...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920088/metabolic-and-transcriptomic-analysis-of-huntington-s-disease-model-reveal-changes-in-intracellular-glucose-levels-and-related-genes
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Gepoliano Chaves, Rıfat Emrah Özel, Namrata V Rao, Hana Hadiprodjo, Yvonne Da Costa, Zachary Tokuno, Nader Pourmand
Huntington's Disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by an expansion in a CAG-tri-nucleotide repeat that introduces a poly-glutamine stretch into the huntingtin protein (mHTT). Mutant huntingtin (mHTT) has been associated with several phenotypes including mood disorders and depression. Additionally, HD patients are known to be more susceptible to type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and HD mice model develops diabetes. However, the mechanism and pathways that link Huntington's disease and diabetes have not been well established...
August 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920042/mitochondrial-atp-sensitive-potassium-channels-play-a-role-in-reducing-both-myocardial-infarction-and-reperfusion-arrhythmia-in-remote-ischemic-preconditioned-hearts
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Young-Ho Jang, June-Hong Kim, Yong-Cheol Lee
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium (mKATP) channels play a role in reperfusion arrhythmias (RAs) in ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Evidence suggests that remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) reduces RAs, however not much is known on the mechanistic role of mKATP in RIPC. We evaluated whether mKATP channels are associated with reducing arrhythmia and infarct size in RIPC. METHODS: Isolated rat hearts received 30 minutes of regional ischemia followed by 2 hours of reperfusion through the Langendorff perfusion system...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919596/outcome-of-pregnancy-related-acute-kidney-injury-observed-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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S U Ahammed, A A Chowdhury, A S Roy, M A Muqueet, M A Rahman, M S Kabir, M G Rabbani, M Asadujjaman, M B Hossain, M Akhtaruzzaman, S K Das, E H Khan, M A Islam, M J Hasan, M A Rahman, R K Talukder, J Ara, G C Barman, P P Roy, M K Saha, D Mondal
This prospective case control study was carried out in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) from April 2011 to March 2012. The main objective of the study was to determine the short term maternal outcome of pregnancy related Acute Kidney Injury and to identify aetiological factors and to observe clinical features of pregnancy related Acute Kidney Injury. Total 60 pregnant women with AKI were included in the study as sample and equal (60) number of pregnant women with normal renal function was taken as control...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919095/laparoscopic-near-infrared-fluorescent-imaging-as-an-alternative-option-for-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-in-endometrial-cancer-a-prospective-study
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Salih Taşkın, Yavuz Emre Şükür, Duygu Altın, Cevriye Cansız Ersöz, Batuhan Turgay, Duygu Kankaya, Mete Güngör, Fırat Ortaç
BACKGROUND: To evaluate feasibility of sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping by using near-infrared fluorescent imaging and indocyanine green (NIR/ICG) integrated laparoscopic system in clinically uterine-confined endometrial cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with clinically early-stage endometrial cancer were included in this prospective study. ICG was injected to the uterine cervix and NIR/ICG integrated laparoscopic system (Spies Full HD D-Light P ICG technology, Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) was used during the operations...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917260/roles-of-sigma-1-receptors-on-mitochondrial-functions-relevant-to-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Tzu-Yu Weng, Shang-Yi Anne Tsai, Tsung-Ping Su
The sigma-1 receptor (Sig-1R) is a chaperone that resides mainly at the mitochondrion-associated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane (called the MAMs) and acts as a dynamic pluripotent modulator in living systems. At the MAM, the Sig-1R is known to play a role in regulating the Ca(2+) signaling between ER and mitochondria and in maintaining the structural integrity of the MAM. The MAM serves as bridges between ER and mitochondria regulating multiple functions such as Ca(2+) transfer, energy exchange, lipid synthesis and transports, and protein folding that are pivotal to cell survival and defense...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916306/end-to-side-versus-side-to-side-anastomosis-in-upper-limb-arteriovenous-fistula-for-dialysis-access-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis
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Khalid Bashar, Mekki Medani, Hiba Bashar, Khalid Ahmed, Thomas Aherne, Tony Moloney, Stewart R Walsh
OBJECTIVES: To systematically assess the difference between both procedures in terms of access maturation, patency and postoperative complications. BACKGROUND: An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best modality for haemodialysis (HD) access. The end-to-side (ETS) technique has been suggested in the literature to produce superior results to the side-to-side approach; however, in the absence of a systematic review, this practice remains debatable. METHODS: Online search for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies that compared the end-to-side versus the side-to-side anastomosis techniques in creating an upper limb AVF...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916295/utilization-of-hospice-services-in-a-population-of-patients-with-huntington-s-disease
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Margaret O Johnson, Samuel Frank, Matthew Mendlik, David Casarett
CONTEXT: Although the early and middle stages of Huntington's Disease (HD) and its complications have been well described, less is known about the course of late-stage illness. In particular, little is known about the population of patients who enroll in hospice. OBJECTIVES: Our goal is to describe the characteristics of patients with HD who enrolled in hospice. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of electronic medical record data from 12 not-for-profit hospices in the United States from 2008 to 2012...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916240/association-between-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-and-all-cause-mortality-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tao Zhang, Jing Li, Yan Lin, Hongtao Yang, Shili Cao
BACKGROUND: Considering results among previous studies regarding the relationship of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and all-cause mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, we aimed to perform a comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the potential association between RDW and all-cause mortality in CKD patients. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature using electronic databases (PubMed, Ovid, Embase and Web of Science) to identify the studies reporting the association between RDW and all-cause mortality in CKD patients...
September 12, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916047/anorectal-malformation-hirschsprung-s-disease-a-cross-sectional-comparison-of-quality-of-life-and-bowel-function-to-healthy-controls
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Shireen Anne Nah, Caroline C P Ong, Seyed Ehsan Saffari, Lin Yin Ong, Te-Lu Yap, Yee Low, Anette S Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Patients with anorectal malformation (ARM) and Hirschsprung's disease (HD) face long-term disturbance in bowel function even after definitive surgery. This study evaluates the quality of life (QOL) of patients with ARM and HD, and compares them to healthy controls using self-report questionnaires. METHODOLOGY: A prospective study was performed recruiting patients with ARM or HD from September 2013 to December 2014 who had primary surgery done in our institution at least 2 years prior to participation...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914260/high-dose-methotrexate-therapy-significantly-improved-survival-of-adult-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-phase-iii-study-by-jalsg
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T Sakura, F Hayakawa, I Sugiura, T Murayama, K Imai, N Usui, S Fujisawa, T Yamauchi, T Yujiri, K Kakihana, Y Ito, H Kanamori, Y Ueda, Y Miyata, M Kurokawa, N Asou, K Ohnishi, S Ohtake, Y Kobayashi, K Matsuo, H Kiyoi, Y Miyazaki, T Naoe
High-dose methotrexate (Hd-MTX) therapy has recently been applied to the treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) based on pediatric protocols; however, its effectiveness for adult ALL has not yet been confirmed in a rigorous manner. We herein conducted a randomized phase III trial comparing Hd-MTX therapy with intermediate-dose (Id)-MTX therapy. This study was registered at UMIN-CTR (ID: C000000063). Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)-negative ALL patients aged between 25 and 64 years of age were enrolled...
September 15, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913809/high-density-snp-genotyping-array-for-hexaploid-wheat-and-its-relatives
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Amanda J Burridge, Mark O Winfield, Alexandra M Allen, Paul A Wilkinson, Gary L A Barker, Jane Coghill, Christy Waterfall, Keith J Edwards
A lack of genetic diversity between wheat breeding lines has been recognized as a significant block to future yield increases. Wheat breeding and prebreeding strategies are increasingly using material from wheat ancestors or wild relatives to reintroduce diversity. Where molecular markers are polymorphic between the host and introgressed material, they may be used to track the size and location of the introgressed material through generations of backcrossing. To generate markers for this purpose, sequence capture targeted resequencing was carried out for a range of wheat varieties, wheat relatives, and wheat progenitors...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912808/association-of-polymorphisms-in-toll-like-receptors-4-and-9-with-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-in-korean-pediatric-patients
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Won Kyoung Cho, Jung-Pil Jang, Eun-Jeong Choi, Moonbae Ahn, Shin Hee Kim, Kyoung Soon Cho, So Hyun Park, In Cheol Baek, Min Ho Jung, Tai-Gyu Kim, Byung-Kyu Suh
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been suggested to be associated with the development of AITD. METHODS: Fifteen single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 7 TLR genes were analyzed in 104 Korean children (girls = 86, boys = 18) with AITD (Hashimoto disease (HD) = 44, Graves' disease (GD) = 60, thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) = 29, and non-TAO = 31) with 183 controls. RESULTS: GD showed higher frequencies of the TLR4 rs1927911 C allele than control...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912792/genotypic-variation-in-yield-yield-components-root-morphology-and-architecture-in-soybean-in-relation-to-water-and-phosphorus-supply
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Jin He, Yi Jin, Yan-Lei Du, Tao Wang, Neil C Turner, Ru-Ping Yang, Kadambot H M Siddique, Feng-Min Li
Water shortage and low phosphorus (P) availability limit yields in soybean. Roots play important roles in water-limited and P-deficient environment, but the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. In this study we determined the responses of four soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] genotypes [Huandsedadou (HD), Bailudou (BLD), Jindou 21 (J21), and Zhonghuang 30 (ZH)] to three P levels [applied 0 (P0), 60 (P60), and 120 (P120) mg P kg(-1) dry soil to the upper 0.4 m of the soil profile] and two water treatment [well-watered (WW) and water-stressed (WS)] with special reference to root morphology and architecture, we compared yield and its components, root morphology and root architecture to find out which variety and/or what kind of root architecture had high grain yield under P and drought stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911842/genetic-correlations-of-hip-dysplasia-scores-for-golden-retrievers-and-labrador-retrievers-in-france-sweden-and-the-uk
#18
S Wang, G Leroy, S Malm, T Lewis, Å Viklund, E Strandberg, W F Fikse
In order to reduce the prevalence of inherited diseases in pedigree dogs, the feasibility of implementation of an international breeding program was investigated. One prerequisite is a strong genetic correlation between countries and our objective was to estimate this correlation for canine hip dysplasia (HD) across three countries to evaluate the feasibility of an international genetic evaluation. Data were provided by the Société Centrale Canine (SCC, France), Svenska Kennelklubben (SKK, Sweden) and The Kennel Club (KC, UK) on Golden retriever and Labrador retriever dogs...
August 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911214/growth-regulation-by-estrogen-in-breast-cancer-1-greb1-is-a-novel-progesterone-responsive-gene-required-for-human-endometrial-stromal-decidualization
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Alison J Camden, Maria M Szwarc, Sangappa B Chadchan, Francesco J DeMayo, Bert W O'Malley, John P Lydon, Ramakrishna Kommagani
STUDY QUESTION: Is Growth Regulation by Estrogen in Breast Cancer 1 (GREB1) required for progesterone-driven endometrial stromal cell decidualization? SUMMARY ANSWER: GREB1 is a novel progesterone-responsive gene required for progesterone-driven human endometrial stromal cell (HESC) decidualization. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Successful establishment of pregnancy requires HESCs to transform from fibroblastic to epithelioid cells in a process called decidualization...
September 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910873/-differential-expression-and-clinical-significance-of-calretinin-in-total-colonic-aganglionosis
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L Q Ke, J Huang, L L Liu, M J Huang, Q Zhang, J C Wang, W Zhang
Objective: To evaluate the differential calretinin immunostaining in different segments of total colonic aganglionosis and its utility in the diagnosis. Methods: Nine specimens including ileum and colon segments were obtained from 9 patients with total colonic aganglionosis (TCA), from 2010 to 2016 year, in Wuhan Children's Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Another 9 ganglionic specimens including the same segments from patients with non-Hirschsprung disease (non-HD) patients were collected as control...
September 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
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