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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906483/electrochemical-oxidation-and-radical-cations-of-structurally-non-rigid-hypervalent-silatranes-theoretical-and-experimental-studies
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Valery Fedorovich Sidorkin, Elena Fedorovna Belogolova, Yu Wang, Viatcheslav Jouikov, Evgeniya Pavlovna Doronina
Using 18 silatranes XSi(OCH2CH2)3N (1) as an example, the potentials of electrochemical oxidation E0 of the hypervalent compounds of Si were calculated for the first time at the ab initio and DFT levels. The experimental peak potentials Ep show an excellent agreement (MAE = 0.03) with the MP2//B3PW91 calculated E0 (C-PCM). Radical cations of 1 reveal a "stretch isomerism" of the NSi dative bond. Localization of the spin density (SD) on the substituent X and the short (s) coordination contact Si…N (dSiN < 2...
December 1, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901350/blood-transfusion-requirement-and-not-preoperative-anaemia-is-associated-with-perioperative-complications-following-intracorporeal-robotic-assisted-radical-cystectomy
#2
Wei Shen Tan, Benjamin Wilfrid Lamb, Pramit Khetrapal, Mae-Yen Tan, Melanie El Tan, Ashwin Sridhar, Elizabeth Cervi, Simon Rodney, Gerald Busuttil, Senthil Nathan, John Hines, Greg Shaw, Anna Mohammed, Hilary Baker, Timothy P Briggs, Andrew Klein, Toby Richards, John D Kelly
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of preoperative anaemia and the impact of preoperative anaemia and blood transfusion requirement on 30- and 90-day complications in a cohort of patients undergoing robotic assisted radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion (iRARC). PATIENTS & METHODS: IRARC was performed on 166 patients between June 2011-March 2016. Prospective data was collected for patient demographics, clinical and pathological characteristics, perioperative variables, transfusion requirements and hospital length of stay...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901096/image-based-in-vivo-assessment-of-targeting-accuracy-of-stereotactic-brain-surgery-in-experimental-rodent-models
#3
Janaki Raman Rangarajan, Greetje Vande Velde, Friso van Gent, Philippe De Vloo, Tom Dresselaers, Maarten Depypere, Kris van Kuyck, Bart Nuttin, Uwe Himmelreich, Frederik Maes
Stereotactic neurosurgery is used in pre-clinical research of neurological and psychiatric disorders in experimental rat and mouse models to engraft a needle or electrode at a pre-defined location in the brain. However, inaccurate targeting may confound the results of such experiments. In contrast to the clinical practice, inaccurate targeting in rodents remains usually unnoticed until assessed by ex vivo end-point histology. We here propose a workflow for in vivo assessment of stereotactic targeting accuracy in small animal studies based on multi-modal post-operative imaging...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899210/comparative-analysis-of-the-internalization-of-the-macrophage-receptor-sialoadhesin-in-human-and-mouse-primary-macrophages-and-cell-lines
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Marjorie De Schryver, Annelies Leemans, Isabel Pintelon, Davie Cappoen, Louis Maes, Guy Caljon, Paul Cos, Peter L Delputte
Sialoadhesin (Sn) is a surface receptor expressed on resident macrophages with the ability to bind with sialic acids. During inflammation, an upregulation of Sn is observed. Upon binding of monoclonal antibodies to Sn, the receptor becomes internalized and this has been observed in multiple species. The latter characteristic, combined with the strong upregulation of Sn on inflammatory macrophages and the fact that Sn-positive macrophages contribute to certain inflammatory diseases, makes Sn an interesting entry portal for phenotype-modulating or cytotoxic drugs...
November 21, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899009/concise-xanthine-synthesis-via-a-double-amidination-reaction-of-a-6-chlorouracil-with-amidines-using-base-metal-catalysis
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Bénédicte Morel, Philippe Franck, Johan Bidange, Sergey Sergeyev, Dan Smith, Jonathan Moseley, Bert Uw Maes
A novel and concise route towards xanthines via a double amidination reaction is described; consecutive intermolecular C-Cl and intramolecular oxidative C-H amidination. N-uracil amidines are obtained via SNAE on a 6-chlorouracil with amidines. Direct Cu-catalyzed oxidative C-H amidination on these N-uracil amidines yields polysubstituted xanthines. Sustainable oxidants, di-tert-butyl peroxide or oxygen, can be used in this oxidase type reaction. The protocol allows for the introduction of N1, N3, N7 and C8 substituents during the xanthine scaffold construction, thus avoiding post-functionalization steps...
November 29, 2016: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896217/adapt-recycle-and-move-on-proteostasis-and-trafficking-mechanisms-in-melanoma
#6
REVIEW
Seyma Demirsoy, Shaun Martin, Hannelore Maes, Patrizia Agostinis
Melanoma has emerged as a paradigm of a highly aggressive and plastic cancer, capable to co-opt the tumor stroma in order to adapt to the hostile microenvironment, suppress immunosurveillance mechanisms, and disseminate. In particular, oncogene- and aneuploidy-driven dysregulations of proteostasis in melanoma cells impose a rewiring of central proteostatic processes, such as the heat shock and unfolded protein responses, autophagy, and the endo-lysosomal system, to avoid proteotoxicity. Research over the past decade has indicated that alterations in key nodes of these proteostasis pathways act in conjunction with crucial oncogenic drivers to increase intrinsic adaptations of melanoma cells against proteotoxic stress, modulate the high metabolic demand of these cancer cells and the interface with other stromal cells, through the heightened release of soluble factors or exosomes...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894012/depression-in-cancer-the-many-biobehavioral-pathways-driving-tumor-progression
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REVIEW
Beatrice Bortolato, Thomas N Hyphantis, Sara Valpione, Giulia Perini, Michael Maes, Gerwyn Morris, Marta Kubera, Cristiano A Köhler, Brisa S Fernandes, Brendon Stubbs, Nicholas Pavlidis, André F Carvalho
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is common among cancer patients, with prevalence rates up to four-times higher than the general population. Depression confers worse outcomes, including non-adherence to treatment and increased mortality in the oncology setting. Advances in the understanding of neurobiological underpinnings of depression have revealed shared biobehavioral mechanisms may contribute to cancer progression. Moreover, psychosocial stressors in cancer promote: (1) inflammation and oxidative/nitrosative stress; (2) a decreased immunosurveillance; and (3) a dysfunctional activation of the autonomic nervous system and of the hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal axis...
November 16, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893855/inhibition-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-enhances-rod-survival-in-the-s334ter-line3-retinitis-pigmentosa-model
#8
Jung-A Shin, Hwa Sun Kim, Andrew Vargas, Wan-Qing Yu, Yun Sung Eom, Cheryl Mae Craft, Eun-Jin Lee
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is one of the most common forms of inherited visual loss with the initial degeneration of rod photoreceptors, followed by a progressive cone photoreceptor deterioration. Coinciding with this visual loss, the extracellular matrix (ECM) is reorganized, which alters matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity levels. A potential pathological role of MMPs, MMP-9 in particular, involves an excitotoxicity-mediated physiological response. In the current study, we examine the MMP-9 and MMP-2 expression levels in the rhodopsin S334ter-line3 RP rat model and investigate the impact of treatment with SB-3CT, a specific MMP-9 and MMP-2 inhibitor, on rod cell survival was tested...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890848/post-market-clinical-experience-with-the-incraft-aaa-stent-graft-system-for-challenging-access-routes
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Masayuki Sugimoto, Giovanni F Torsello, Giovanni B Torsello, Martin Austermann, Arne Stachmann, Theodosios Bisdas
PURPOSE: The INCRAFT system is a new device that has become available in Europe in September 2014 after the announcement of the 2-year results of the INNOVATION trial. However, no data in the "real-world" practice exist. Herein, we report our early series of consecutive patients treated with the INCRAFT after its launch on the market. METHODS: Prospectively collected data of patients enrolled in the INNOVATION trial (group IT) and consecutive patients from CE Mark approval to April 2015 (group CM) were retrospectively evaluated and compared...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890247/reproducibility-of-x-rays-and-ct-arthrography-in-slac-snac-scac-wrists
#10
R Belhaouane, N Lebeau, C Maes-Clavier, C Hustin, E Krief, B Bonnaire, M Warin, V Rotari, E David
The purpose of this study was to assess the inter-observer and intra-observer reproducibility of the interpretation of CT arthrography and plain X-rays for scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC), scaphoid non-union advanced collapse (SNAC) and scaphoid chondrocalcinosis advanced collapse (SCAC) wrist conditions, as well as the clinical relevance of these imaging modalities. The CT and X-rays images were reviewed twice in a blinded and randomized manner by two experienced orthopedic surgeons specialized in hand surgery, two orthopedic surgery residents and two experienced radiologists specialized in bone and joint imaging...
December 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887992/does-elevated-progesterone-on-day-of-oocyte-maturation-play-a-role-in-the-racial-disparities-in-ivf-outcomes
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Micah J Hill, G Donald Royster, Mansi Taneja, Mae Wu Healy, Shvetha M Zarek, Alicia Y Christy, Alan H DeCherney, Eric Widra, Kate Devine
The aim of this study was to evaluate if premature progesterone elevation on the last day of assisted reproduction technique stimulation contributes to racial disparities. A total of 3289 assisted reproduction technique cycles were evaluated in Latino, Asian, African American, and white women. Live birth was more likely in white women (42.6%) compared with Asian (34.8%) and African American women (36.3%), but was similar to Latino women (40.7%). In all racial groups, progesterone was negatively associated with live birth and the negative effect of progesterone persisted when adjusting for confounders...
November 16, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887741/evaluation-of-16-genotype-guided-warfarin-dosing-algorithms-in-310-korean-patients-receiving-warfarin-treatment-poor-prediction-performance-in-vkorc1-1173c-carriers
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Mina Yang, Rihwa Choi, June Soo Kim, Young Keun On, Oh Young Bang, Hyun-Jung Cho, Soo-Youn Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of 16 previously published warfarin dosing algorithms in Korean patients. METHODS: The 16 algorithms were selected through a literature search and evaluated using a cohort of 310 Korean patients with atrial fibrillation or cerebral infarction who were receiving warfarin therapy. FINDINGS: A large interindividual variation (up to 11-fold) in warfarin dose was observed (median, 25 mg/wk; range, 7-77 mg/wk)...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884012/gut-microbiota-bacterial-translocation-and-interactions-with-diet-pathophysiological-links-between-major-depressive-disorder-and-non-communicable-medical-comorbidities
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Anastasiya Slyepchenko, Michael Maes, Felice N Jacka, Cristiano A Köhler, Tatiana Barichello, Roger S McIntyre, Michael Berk, Iria Grande, Jane A Foster, Eduard Vieta, André F Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Persistent low-grade immune-inflammatory processes, oxidative and nitrosative stress (O&NS), and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation are integral to the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD). The microbiome, intestinal compositional changes, and resultant bacterial translocation add a new element to the bidirectional interactions of the gut-brain axis; new evidence implicates these pathways in the patho-aetiology of MDD. In addition, abnormalities in the gut-brain axis are associated with several chronic non-communicable disorders, which frequently co-occur in individuals with MDD, including but not limited to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), obesity, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
November 25, 2016: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881726/systems-genetics-identifies-a-novel-regulatory-domain-of-amylose-synthesis
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Vito M Butardo, Roslen Anacleto, Sabiha Parween, Irene Samson, Krishna de Guzman, Crisline Mae Alhambra, Gopal Misra, Nese Sreenivasulu
A deeper understanding of the regulation of starch biosynthesis in rice endosperm is crucial in tailoring digestibility without sacrificing grain quality. In this study, significant association peaks on chromosomes 6 and 7 were identified through genome-wide association study (GWAS) of debranched starch structure from grains of a 320 indica rice diversity panel using genotyping data from the high-density rice array. A systems genetics approach that interrelates starch structure data from GWAS to functional pathways from a gene regulatory network identified known and novel genes with high correlation to the proportion of amylose and amylopectin...
November 23, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881169/spatiotemporal-exposure-modeling-of-ambient-erythemal-ultraviolet-radiation
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Trang VoPham, Jaime E Hart, Kimberly A Bertrand, Zhibin Sun, Rulla M Tamimi, Francine Laden
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation plays a multifaceted role in human health, inducing DNA damage and representing the primary source of vitamin D for most humans; however, current U.S. UV exposure models are limited in spatial, temporal, and/or spectral resolution. Area-to-point (ATP) residual kriging is a geostatistical method that can be used to create a spatiotemporal exposure model by downscaling from an area- to point-level spatial resolution using fine-scale ancillary data...
November 24, 2016: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880888/evidence-of-a-different-landing-strategy-in-subjects-with-chronic-ankle-instability
#16
Christophe Eechaute, Roel De Ridder, Tom Maes, David Beckwée, Eva Swinnen, Ronald Buyl, Peter Vaes
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the discriminative validity of the multiple hop test (MHT) for chronic ankle instability (CAI). The dynamic postural control of 51 CAI subjects and 52 uninjured controls was assessed using the MHT. To evaluate dynamic postural control, the type and number of balance errors were analysed and the time to complete the MHT was measured. Between-group differences of time scores and balance errors, identified as being change-in-support strategy errors (CSS) or fixed-support strategy errors (FSS), were assessed...
November 2, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876290/response-of-mixed-methanotrophic-consortia-to-different-methane-to-oxygen-ratios
#17
K Chidambarampadmavathy, O P Karthikeyan, R Huerlimann, G E Maes, K Heimann
Methane (CH4) and oxygen (air) concentrations affect the CH4 oxidation capacity (MOC) and mixed methanotrophic community structures in compost (fresh) and landfill (age old) top cover soils. A change in the mixed methanotrophic community structure in response has implications for landfill CH4 bio-filter remediation and possible bio-product outcomes (i.e., fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) content and profiles and polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) contents). Therefore the study aimed to evaluate the effect of variable CH4 to oxygen ratios (10-50% CH4 in air) on mixed methanotrophic community structures enriched from landfill top cover (LB) and compost soils (CB) and to quantify flow on impacts on MOC, total FAME contents and profiles, and PHB accumulation...
November 18, 2016: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875954/how-immune-inflammatory-processes-link-cns-and-psychiatric-disorders-classification-and-treatment-implications
#18
George Anderson, Michael Maes
In this article the emerging biological overlaps of CNS disorders and psychiatric conditions are reviewed. Recent work has highlighted how immune-inflammatory processes and their interactions with oxidative and nitrosative stress, couple to drive changes in neuroregulatory tryptophan catabolites, with consequences for serotonin availability, including as a precursor for the melatonergic pathways. Subsequent alterations in the regulation of local melatonin synthesis are likely to have direct impacts on the reactivity of immune cells, both centrally and systemically...
November 22, 2016: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874113/an-atomically-thin-layer-of-ru-mos2-heterostructure-structural-electronic-and-magnetic-properties
#19
Chenghuan Jiang, Rongqing Zhou, Zhaohui Peng, Jinfu Zhu, Qian Chen
The fabrication of a transition metal (TM) atomically thin layer with robust ferromagnetic ordering (FM) for the continuous miniaturization of spintronic and quantum computing devices is desired. Through first-principles calculations, we establish that Ru atoms can be epitaxially aligned on MoS2 monolayers, thus forming an atomically thin layer of 2D Ru/MoS2 heterostructure with high structural stability. The Ru layer possesses a robust FM (more than 300 K) and an out-of-plane easy axis with the magnetic anisotropy energy (MAE) of ∼3...
November 30, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873171/prognostic-value-of-lower-limb-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-lower-limb-atherosclerotic-peripheral-artery-disease
#20
Hidenobu Hashimoto, Yoshimitsu Fukushima, Shin-Ichiro Kumita, Masaaki Miyamoto, Gen Takagi, Junichi Yamazaki, Takanori Ikeda
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the severity of the participants' lower limb ischemia by calculating the lower limb muscle-to-background ratio (LMBR) using lower limb perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (SPECT/CT) and to evaluate the prognostic value of LMBR in peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study consists of 38 patients with PAD (70 ± 12 years) and observed over 1 year who were included in the analysis...
November 21, 2016: Japanese Journal of Radiology
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