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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345551/quantifying-novice-and-expert-differences-in-visual-diagnostic-reasoning-in-veterinary-pathology-using-eye-tracking-technology
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Amy L Warren, Tyrone L Donnon, Catherine R Wagg, Heather Priest, Nicole J Fernandez
Visual diagnostic reasoning is the cognitive process by which pathologists reach a diagnosis based on visual stimuli (cytologic, histopathologic, or gross imagery). Currently, there is little to no literature examining visual reasoning in veterinary pathology. The objective of the study was to use eye tracking to establish baseline quantitative and qualitative differences between the visual reasoning processes of novice and expert veterinary pathologists viewing cytology specimens. Novice and expert participants were each shown 10 cytology images and asked to formulate a diagnosis while wearing eye-tracking equipment (10 slides) and while concurrently verbalizing their thought processes using the think-aloud protocol (5 slides)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345374/ship-negatively-regulates-type-ii-immune-responses-in-mast-cells-and-macrophages
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REVIEW
Peter Dobranowski, Laura M Sly
SHIP is a hematopoietic-specific lipid phosphatase that dephosphorylates PI3K-generated PI(3,4,5)-trisphosphate. SHIP removes this second messenger from the cell membrane blunting PI3K activity in immune cells. Thus, SHIP negatively regulates mast cell activation downstream of multiple receptors. SHIP has been referred to as the "gatekeeper" of mast cell degranulation as loss of SHIP dramatically increases degranulation or permits degranulation in response to normally inert stimuli. SHIP also negatively regulates Mϕ activation, including both pro-inflammatory cytokine production downstream of pattern recognition receptors, and alternative Mϕ activation by the type II cytokines, IL-4, and IL-13...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345056/for-when-bacterial-infections-persist-toll-like-receptor-inducible-direct-antimicrobial-pathways-in-macrophages
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REVIEW
Claudia J Stocks, Mark A Schembri, Matthew J Sweet, Ronan Kapetanovic
Macrophages are linchpins of innate immunity, responding to invading microorganisms by initiating coordinated inflammatory and antimicrobial programs. Immediate antimicrobial responses, such as NADPH-dependent reactive oxygen species (ROS), are triggered upon phagocytic receptor engagement. Macrophages also detect and respond to microbial products through pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), such as TLRs. TLR signaling influences multiple biological processes including antigen presentation, cell survival, inflammation, and direct antimicrobial responses...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344732/recognition-of-the-importance-of-geogenic-sources-in-the-content-of-metals-in-pm2-5-collected-in-the-mexico-city-metropolitan-area
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Ofelia Morton-Bermea, Rodrigo Garza-Galindo, Elizabeth Hernández-Álvarez, Omar Amador-Muñoz, Maria Elena Garcia-Arreola, Sara L Ordoñez-Godínez, Laura Beramendi-Orosco, Graciela L Santos-Medina, Javier Miranda, Irma Rosas-Pérez
The study of airborne metals in urban areas is relevant due to their toxic effects on human health and organisms. In this study, we analyzed metals including rare earth elements (REE) in particles smaller than 2.5 μm (PM2.5), collected at five sites around the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA), during three periods in 2011: April (dry-warm season, DW), August (rainy season, R), and November (dry-cold season, DC). Principal component analysis allowed identifying factors related to geogenic sources and factors related to anthropogenic sources...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343861/sensing-native-protein-solution-structures-using-a-solid-state-nanopore-unraveling-the-states-of-vegf
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Nitinun Varongchayakul, Diana Huttner, Mark W Grinstaff, Amit Meller
Monitoring individual proteins in solution while simultaneously obtaining tertiary and quaternary structural information is challenging. In this study, translocation of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) protein through a solid-state nanopore (ssNP) produces distinct ion-current blockade amplitude levels and durations likely corresponding to monomer, dimer, and higher oligomeric states. Upon changing from a non-reducing to a reducing condition, ion-current blockage events from the monomeric state dominate, consistent with the expected reduction of the two inter-chain VEGF disulfide bonds...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343779/characterization-of-signaling-pathways-regulating-the-expression-of-pro-inflammatory-long-form-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-upon-human-metapneumovirus-infection
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Youxian Li, Cecilie Lund, Ida Nervik, Simon Loevenich, Henrik Døllner, Marit W Anthonsen, Ingvild B Johnsen
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is associated with several allergic diseases including asthma. Two isoforms of TSLP exist in humans, a long form (lfTSLP) and a short form (sfTSLP), displaying distinct immunological functions. Recently, TSLP was found to be upregulated in human airway cells upon human metapneumovirus (hMPV) infection, yet it remains unclear if the two isoforms are regulated differently during hMPV infection. Importantly, the molecular mechanisms underlying hMPV-mediated TSLP induction remain undescribed...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343645/crystal-structure-of-the-mammalian-lipopolysaccharide-detoxifier
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Alexei Gorelik, Katalin Illes, Bhushan Nagar
LPS is a potent bacterial endotoxin that triggers the innate immune system. Proper recognition of LPS by pattern-recognition receptors requires a full complement of typically six acyl chains in the lipid portion. Acyloxyacyl hydrolase (AOAH) is a host enzyme that removes secondary (acyloxyacyl-linked) fatty acids from LPS, rendering it immunologically inert. This activity is critical for recovery from immune tolerance that follows Gram-negative infection. To understand the molecular mechanism of AOAH function, we determined its crystal structure and its complex with LPS...
January 17, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343519/uremic-solute-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-tissue-factor-axis-associates-with-thrombosis-after-vascular-injury-in-humans
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Vijaya B Kolachalama, Moshe Shashar, Faisal Alousi, Sowmya Shivanna, Keshab Rijal, Mostafa E Belghasem, Joshua Walker, Shinobu Matsuura, Gary H Chang, C Michael Gibson, Laura M Dember, Jean M Francis, Katya Ravid, Vipul C Chitalia
Individuals with CKD are particularly predisposed to thrombosis after vascular injury. Using mouse models, we recently described indoxyl sulfate, a tryptophan metabolite retained in CKD and an activator of tissue factor (TF) through aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) signaling, as an inducer of thrombosis across the CKD spectrum. However, the translation of findings from animal models to humans is often challenging. Here, we investigated the uremic solute-AHR-TF thrombosis axis in two human cohorts, using a targeted metabolomics approach to probe a set of tryptophan products and high-throughput assays to measure AHR and TF activity...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341844/empiric-antibiotics-for-sepsis
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Sara A Buckman, Isaiah R Turnbull, John E Mazuski
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Early recognition and treatment are the cornerstones of management. METHODS: Review of the English-language literature. RESULTS: For both sepsis and septic shock "antimicrobials [should be] be initiated as soon as possible and within one hour" (Surviving Sepsis Campaign). The risk of progression from severe sepsis to septic shock increases 8% for each hour before antibiotics are started...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341251/residue-packing-in-globular-and-intrinsically-disordered-proteins
#10
Rasim Murat Aydinkal, Elife Zerrin Bagci
Intrinsically disordered proteins/regions do not have well-defined secondary and tertiary structures, however, they are functional and it is critical to gain a deep understanding of their residue packing. The shape distributions methodology, which is usually utilized in pattern recognition, clustering and classification studies in computer science, may be adopted to study the residue packing of the proteins. In this study, shape distributions of the globular proteins and intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) were obtained to shed light on the residue packing of their structures...
January 17, 2018: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340997/immunohistochemical-biomarkers-of-mesenchymal-neoplasms-in-endocrine-organs-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-recent-discoveries
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Yin P Hung, Jason L Hornick
Mesenchymal neoplasms rarely present in or adjacent to endocrine organs. In this context, the recognition of these rare tumor types can be challenging, with significant potential for misdiagnosis as sarcomatoid carcinomas (i.e., anaplastic thyroid carcinoma and sarcomatoid adrenal cortical carcinoma) or neuroendocrine carcinomas, depending upon the dominant histologic patterns. In this review, we address potential pitfalls in diagnosing selected mesenchymal neoplasms arising within or near endocrine organs, including dedifferentiated liposarcoma, synovial sarcoma, angiosarcoma, PEComa, proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, and neuroblastoma...
January 16, 2018: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340970/ultrahigh-temporal-resolution-of-visual-presentation-using-gaming-monitors-and-g-sync
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Christian H Poth, Rebecca M Foerster, Christian Behler, Ulrich Schwanecke, Werner X Schneider, Mario Botsch
Vision unfolds as an intricate pattern of information processing over time. Studying vision and visual cognition therefore requires precise manipulations of the timing of visual stimulus presentation. Although standard computer display technologies offer great accuracy and precision of visual presentation, their temporal resolution is limited. This limitation stems from the fact that the presentation of rendered stimuli has to wait until the next refresh of the computer screen. We present a novel method for presenting visual stimuli with ultrahigh temporal resolution (<1 ms) on newly available gaming monitors...
January 16, 2018: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340252/positive-selection-on-human-gamete-recognition-genes
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Michael W Hart, Daryn A Stover, Vanessa Guerra, Sahar V Mozaffari, Carole Ober, Carina F Mugal, Ingemar Kaj
Coevolution of genes that encode interacting proteins expressed on the surfaces of sperm and eggs can lead to variation in reproductive compatibility between mates and reproductive isolation between members of different species. Previous studies in mice and other mammals have focused in particular on evidence for positive or diversifying selection that shapes the evolution of genes that encode sperm-binding proteins expressed in the egg coat or zona pellucida (ZP). By fitting phylogenetic models of codon evolution to data from the 1000 Genomes Project, we identified candidate sites evolving under diversifying selection in the human genes ZP3 and ZP2...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339633/multiple-sclerosis-mortality-by-race-ethnicity-age-sex-and-time-period-in-the-united-states-1999-2015
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Lilyana Amezcua, Erica Rivas, Sarah Joseph, Juanjuan Zhang, Lihua Liu
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) carries high morbidity and shortens life span. While there is recent recognition of other US minority populations such as blacks and Hispanics being affected with MS, examination of MS-specific mortality trends by race/ethnicity has been lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate MS mortality rates and trends in the United States by sex, age, and race/ethnicity. METHODS: We used the Compressed Mortality data file for 1999-2015 in the Wide-ranging online Data for Epidemiological Research system developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to calculate the age-adjusted (US 2000 standard population) and age-specific MS mortality rate (per 100,000) by race/ethnicity and sex over time...
January 16, 2018: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339476/coding-of-episodic-memory-in-the-human-hippocampus
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John T Wixted, Stephen D Goldinger, Larry R Squire, Joel R Kuhn, Megan H Papesh, Kris A Smith, David M Treiman, Peter N Steinmetz
Neurocomputational models have long posited that episodic memories in the human hippocampus are represented by sparse, stimulus-specific neural codes. A concomitant proposal is that when sparse-distributed neural assemblies become active, they suppress the activity of competing neurons (neural sharpening). We investigated episodic memory coding in the hippocampus and amygdala by measuring single-neuron responses from 20 epilepsy patients (12 female) undergoing intracranial monitoring while they completed a continuous recognition memory task...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338732/transcriptional-profile-and-epstein-barr-virus-infection-status-of-laser-cut-immune-infiltrates-from-the-brain-of-patients-with-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Caterina Veroni, Barbara Serafini, Barbara Rosicarelli, Corrado Fagnani, Francesca Aloisi
BACKGROUND: It is debated whether multiple sclerosis (MS) might result from an immunopathological response toward an active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection brought into the central nervous system (CNS) by immigrating B cells. Based on this model, a relationship should exist between the local immune milieu and EBV infection status in the MS brain. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed expression of viral and cellular genes in brain-infiltrating immune cells. METHODS: Twenty-three postmortem snap-frozen brain tissue blocks from 11 patients with progressive MS were selected based on good RNA quality and prominent immune cell infiltration...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338666/boosted-tca-cycle-enhances-survival-of-zebrafish-to-vibrio-alginolyticus-infection
#17
Man-Jun Yang, Zhi-Xue Cheng, Ming Jiang, Zao-Hai Zeng, Bo Peng, Xuan-Xian Peng, Hui Li
Vibrio alginolyticus is a waterborne pathogen that infects a wide variety of hosts including fish and human, and the outbreak of this pathogen can cause a huge economic loss in aquaculture. Thus, enhancing host's capability to survive from V. alginolyticus infection is key to fighting infection and this remains still unexplored. In the present study, we established a V. alginolyticus-zebrafish interaction model by which we explored how zebrafish survived from V. alginolyticus infection. We used GC-MS based metabolomic approaches to characterize differential metabolomes between survival and dying zebrafish upon infection...
January 17, 2018: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338096/controlling-selectivity-in-aliphatic-c-h-oxidation-via-supramolecular-recognition
#18
Diego Vidal, Giorgio Olivo, Miquel Costas
Aliphatic C-H oxidation is the most attractive approach to functionalize hydrocarbon skeletons. The main challenge of this reaction is the control of regioselectivity since organic molecules contain multiple C-H bonds. This control is perfectly achieved in natural enzymes by means of a web of interactions that orient the substrate in a specific geometry and override intrinsic reactivity patterns. Replication of this control by combination of molecular catalysts and supramolecular recognition is highly desirable in this regard...
January 16, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337485/a-novel-thermochromic-liquid-crystal-fabric-design-for-the-early-detection-of-high-risk-foot-complications
#19
Jonathan D. LeSar, Nilin M. Rao, Nicholas M. Williams, Jeffrey P. Pantano, Melissa L. Ricci, Lawrence S. Osher, Vincent J. Hetherington, Jill S. Kawalec
Background: We developed a prototype of a novel thermochromic liquid crystal (TLC)–coated fabric with an extended temperature range and enhanced sensitivity. By incorporating color and pattern recognition into the fabric, rapid determination of the underlying pedal temperature is facilitated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the TLC fabric as a potential diagnostic aid for identifying complications in the high-risk foot. Methods: The hands of 100 individuals were used to compare the mean maximum temperatures indicated by the fabric versus standard thermal camera images...
November 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337240/prevention-of-the-severity-of-post-ischemic-inflammation-and-brain-damage-by-simultaneous-knockdown-of-toll-like-receptors-2-and-4
#20
Koteswara Rao Nalamolu, Nathan J Smith, Bharath Chelluboina, Jeffrey D Klopfenstein, David M Pinson, David Z Wang, Raghu Vemuganti, Krishna Kumar Veeravalli
Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) and TLR4 belong to a family of highly conserved pattern recognition receptors and are well-known upstream sensors of signaling pathways of innate immunity. TLR2 and TLR4 upregulation is thought to be associated with poor outcome in stroke patients. We currently show that transient focal ischemia in adult rats induces TLR2 and TLR4 expression within hours and shRNA-mediated knockdown of TLR2 and TLR4 alone and in combination decreases the infarct size and swelling. We further show that TLR2 and TLR4 knockdown also prevented the induction of their downstream signaling molecules MyD88, IRAK1, and NFκB p65 as well as the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β, IL-6, and TNFα...
January 11, 2018: Neuroscience
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