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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735497/conceptual-dft-analysis-of-the-regioselectivity-of-1-3-dipolar-cycloadditions-nitrones-as-a-case-of-study
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Ramón Alain Miranda-Quintana, Marco Martínez González, David Hernández-Castillo, Luis A Montero-Cabrera, Paul W Ayers, Christophe Morell
The regioselectivity of the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of a model nitrone with a set of dipolarophiles, presenting diverse electronic effects, is analyzed using conceptual density functional theory (DFT) methods. We deviate from standard approaches based on frontier molecular orbitals and formulations of the local hard/soft acid/base principle and use instead the dual descriptor. A detailed analysis is carried out to determine the influence of the way to calculate the dual descriptor, the computational procedure, basis set and choice of method to condensate the values of this descriptor...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735495/neuroanatomical-and-resting-state-eeg-power-correlates-of-central-hearing-loss-in-older-adults
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Nathalie Giroud, Sarah Hirsiger, Raphaela Muri, Andrea Kegel, Norbert Dillier, Martin Meyer
To gain more insight into central hearing loss, we investigated the relationship between cortical thickness and surface area, speech-relevant resting state EEG power, and above-threshold auditory measures in older adults and younger controls. Twenty-three older adults and 13 younger controls were tested with an adaptive auditory test battery to measure not only traditional pure-tone thresholds, but also above individual thresholds of temporal and spectral processing. The participants' speech recognition in noise (SiN) was evaluated, and a T1-weighted MRI image obtained for each participant...
July 22, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735487/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-of-acute-leukemia
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Eric Konnick, Christina M Lockwood, David Wu
Mutation profiling of acute leukemias is a valuable tool for identifying genetic mutations with prognostic, predictive, therapeutic, and diagnostic utility. Technological advances, such as massively parallel sequencing, have allowed laboratories to assess for variation across dozens or hundreds of genes simultaneously with relatively low cost per target.Here, we describe a procedure for designing and using a TruSeq Custom Amplicon assay targeting genes involved in acute leukemias. This method is a fully customizable, amplicon-based assay for targeted resequencing, allowing interrogation of selected genomic regions of interest...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735484/microsphere-based-assessment-of-dna-methylation-for-aml-prognosis
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Gerald B W Wertheim, Marlise R Luskin, Martin Carroll, Stephen R Master
Epigenetic dysregulation, including aberrant methylation of cytosine residues in DNA, is a hallmark of cancer and clearly results in oncogenic cellular alterations such as transcriptional attenuation of tumor suppressors and genomic instability. A number of studies have examined DNA methylation alterations in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and have shown that analysis of multilocus methylation patterns can identify biologically distinct AML subclasses and can predict patient prognosis. In order to utilize the prognostic capability of methylation analysis in a clinical setting, we have developed a microsphere-based HpaII tiny fragment enrichment by ligation-mediated PCR (xMELP) assay to interrogate the methylation state of genomic multiple loci along with a random forest-based classification algorithm that correlates DNA methylation status with patient prognosis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735483/amlprofiler-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-microarray-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Marco Alessandrini, Sharon S Kappala, Michael S Pepper
Acute myeloid leukemia is characterized by the proliferation and accumulation of immature hematopoietic cells of the myeloid lineage in the bone marrow. The disease is typified by diverse genetic abnormalities and marked heterogeneity both with regard to response to treatment and survival. The AMLprofiler is a qualitative in vitro diagnostic microarray developed by SkylineDx for use with Affymetrix technology. The AMLprofiler makes use of RNA chemistry and incorporates seven separate assays based on three different technologies-cytogenetics, mutation, and expression analysis-to predict post-therapy survival rates in patients with acute myeloid leukemia...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735480/immunophenotyping-by-multiparameter-flow-cytometry
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Weina Chen, Hung S Luu
Multiparameter flow cytometry has become an indispensable tool for the diagnosis and classification of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The basic method relies on the unique ability to detect immunophenotypic abnormalities on discrete subpopulations. The primary roles in the initial assessment of AML are to determine the immaturity of the leukemic population, define the lineage and the immunophenotypic aberrancies in blasts, and identify characteristic immunophenotypic features to predict important recurrent cytogenetic and genetic abnormalities and prognosis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735468/the-effect-of-water-contamination-and-host-related-factors-on-ectoparasite-load-in-an-insectivorous-bat
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Carmi Korine, Shai Pilosof, Amit Gross, Juan B Morales-Malacara, Boris R Krasnov
We examined the effects of sex, age, and reproductive state of the insectivorous bat Pipistrellus kuhlii on the abundance and prevalence of arthropod ectoparasites (Macronyssidae and Cimicidae) in habitats with either sewage-polluted or natural bodies of water, in the Negev Desert, Israel. We chose water pollution as an environmental factor because of the importance of water availability in desert environments, particularly for P. kuhlii, which needs to drink on a daily basis. We predicted that parasite infestation rates would be affected by both environment and demographic cohort of the host...
July 22, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735466/comparative-metabolic-analysis-in-head-and-neck-cancer-and-the-normal-gingiva
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Nadine Fabienne Voelxen, Sebastian Blatt, Pascal Knopf, Maurice Henkel, Christina Appelhans, Leonardo A R Righesso, Andreas Pabst, Jutta Goldschmitt, Stefan Walenta, Andreas Neff, Wolfgang Mueller-Klieser, Thomas Ziebart
OBJECTIVES: Chronic accumulation of lactate in malignant tumor tissue is associated with increased malignancy and radioresistance. For this study, biopsies of primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and of the normal gingiva of the same patient were compared via metabolic profiling to the healthy gingiva from cancer-free patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cryobiopsies of 140 HNSCC patients were used to determine ATP, lactate, and glucose concentrations of the tumor and normal gingiva via induced metabolic bioluminescence imaging (imBI)...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735465/approximal-morphology-as-predictor-of-approximal-caries-in-primary-molar-teeth
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A Cortes, S Martignon, V Qvist, Kim Rud Ekstrand
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive power of the morphology of the distal surface on 1st and mesial surface on 2nd primary molar teeth on caries development in young children. SAMPLE AND METHODS: Out of 101 3-to 4-year-old children from an on-going study, 62 children, for whom parents' informed consent was given, participated. Upper and lower molar teeth of one randomly selected side received a 2-day temporarily separation. Bitewing radiographs and silicone impressions of interproximal area (IPA) were obtained...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735459/diabetes-and-the-hospitalized-patient-a-cluster-analytic-framework-for-characterizing-the-role-of-sex-race-and-comorbidity-from-2006-to-2011
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Nisha Nataraj, Julie Simmons Ivy, Fay Cobb Payton, Joseph Norman
In the US, one in four adults has two or more chronic conditions; this population accounts for two thirds of healthcare spending. Comorbidity, the presence of multiple simultaneous health conditions in an individual, is increasing in prevalence and has been shown to impact patient outcomes negatively. Comorbidities associated with diabetes are correlated with increased incidence of preventable hospitalizations, longer lengths of stay (LOS), and higher costs. This study focuses on sex and race disparities in outcomes for hospitalized adult patients with and without diabetes...
July 22, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735457/impact-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-by-ultrasound-guided-core-needle-biopsy-for-patients-with-suspicious-node-positive-breast-cancer
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Rikiya Nakamura, Naohito Yamamoto, Toshiko Miyaki, Makiko Itami, Nobumitsu Shina, Masayuki Ohtsuka
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy of preoperative diagnostic tools for axillary lymph nodes (LNs) staging of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2464 consecutive patients with operable breast cancer were prospectively identified at our institution between April 2012 and March 2017. Patients with suspicious axillary LN of breast cancer were assessed using preoperative ultrasound(US) or computed tomography (CT), underwent fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNA) or core needle biopsy (CNB)...
July 22, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735435/examination-of-honeys-and-flowers-as-soil-element-indicators
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Nikolett Czipa, Gerda Diósi, Clive Phillips, Béla Kovács
Detection of soil element deficiencies is time consuming, requiring a major commitment for field work and analysis. Bees concentrate some elements in their honey which could allow soil element concentrations to be predicted without having to take large numbers of soil samples. We measured 14 element concentrations in soil, sunflower, acacia flower and honey samples from two different regions of Hungary. Across sites, the elements with significant correlation coefficients between honey and soil concentrations, in descending order of probability, were Cu > Ba >Sr = Ni > Zn > Mn = Pb >As...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735413/echocardiographic-and-hemodynamic-assessment-for-predicting-early-clinical-events-in-severe-acute-mitral-regurgitation
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Shin Watanabe, Kenneth Fish, Guillaume Bonnet, Carlos G Santos-Gallego, Lauren Leonardson, Roger J Hajjar, Kiyotake Ishikawa
The diagnostic role of echocardiographic and hemodynamic assessment in acute mitral regurgitation (AMR) remains unclear. The central question of this study was to determine if echocardiographic and hemodynamic parameters can predict early clinical events in AMR. AMR was induced by percutaneously severing the mitral valve chordae tendineae in 39 Yorkshire pigs. Immediately after AMR induction, echocardiographic and hemodynamic exams were performed, and compared between those who died and those who survived within 30-days of the procedure...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735397/global-proteomic-profiling-and-identification-of-stress-responsive-proteins-using-two-dimensional-gel-electrophoresis
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Pragya Barua, Dipak Gayen, Nilesh Vikram Lande, Subhra Chakraborty, Niranjan Chakraborty
Global proteome profiling is a direct representation of the protein set in an organism, organ, tissues, or an organelle. One of the main objectives of proteomic analysis is the comparison and relative quantitation of proteins under a defined set of conditions. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) has gained prominence over the last 4 decades for successfully aiding differential proteomics, providing visual confirmation of changes in protein abundance, which otherwise cannot be predicted from genome analysis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735376/the-socio-economic-impact-of-bariatric-surgery
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Arendse Tange Larsen, Betina Højgaard, Rikke Ibsen, Jakob Kjellberg
INTRODUCTION: A recurring argument for bariatric surgery is cost savings due to sustained weight loss and reductions in comorbidities. However, studies prompting this argument tend to focus only on health care costs, and in some of them, cost changes after surgery have been modelled. The aim of this study was to generate real-world evidence on the socio-economic impact of bariatric surgery, by evaluating the effect on both direct and indirect costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using real-world data from national registries, predictions of health care costs, social transfer payments and income were performed for a surgically treated individual and compared to those for a similar but non-surgically treated individual 3 years before and after surgery...
July 22, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735366/further-validation-of-the-affective-bias-test-for-predicting-antidepressant-and-pro-depressant-risk-effects-of-pharmacological-and-social-manipulations-in-male-and-female-rats
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Justyna K Hinchcliffe, Sarah A Stuart, Michael Mendl, Emma S J Robinson
RATIONALE: Affective biases are hypothesised to contribute to the cause and treatment of mood disorders. We have previously found that affective biases, associated with learning and memory, are observed following acute treatments with a range of antidepressant and pro-depressant manipulations. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to test if similar biases are observed in male and female Sprague Dawley (SD) rats. We also test whether the stress hormone, corticosterone, induces a negative bias in the affective bias test (ABT) consistent with its putative role in the development of depression...
July 22, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735352/long-noncoding-rna-expression-profiles-in-chondrogenic-and-hypertrophic-differentiation-of-mouse-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Zhen Cao, Song Huang, Jianmei Li, Yun Bai, Ce Dou, Chuan Liu, Fei Kang, Xiaoshan Gong, Haibin Ding, Tianyong Hou, Shiwu Dong
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are important regulators for a variety of biological processes. Chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a crucial stage in chondrogenesis while chondrocyte hypertrophy is related to endochondral ossification and osteoarthritis. However, the effects of lncRNAs on chondrogenic and hypertrophic differentiation of mouse MSCs are unclear. To explore the potential mechanisms of lncRNAs during chondrogenesis and chondrocyte hypertrophy, microarray was performed to investigate the expression profiles of lncRNA and mRNA in MSCs, pre-chondrocytes, and hypertrophic chondrocytes...
July 22, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735351/multiple-correlation-analyses-revealed-complex-relationship-between-dna-methylation-and-mrna-expression-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Fang-Fei Xie, Fei-Yan Deng, Long-Fei Wu, Xing-Bo Mo, Hong Zhu, Jian Wu, Yu-Fan Guo, Ke-Qin Zeng, Ming-Jun Wang, Xiao-Wei Zhu, Wei Xia, Lan Wang, Pei He, Peng-Fei Bing, Xin Lu, Yong-Hong Zhang, Shu-Feng Lei
DNA methylation is an important regulator on the mRNA expression. However, a genome-wide correlation pattern between DNA methylation and mRNA expression in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) is largely unknown. The comprehensive relationship between mRNA and DNA methylation was explored by using four types of correlation analyses and a genome-wide methylation-mRNA expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analysis in PBMCs in 46 unrelated female subjects. An enrichment analysis was performed to detect biological function for the detected genes...
July 22, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735348/analysis-of-the-cd8-t-cell-anti-hiv-activity-in-heterologous-cell-co-cultures-reveals-the-benefit-of-multiple-hla-class-i-matches
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M Scott Killian, Fernando Teque, Ramu Sudhagoni
CD8(+) T lymphocytes can reduce the production of human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) by CD4(+) T cells by cytotoxic and non-cytotoxic mechanisms. To investigate the involvement of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I compatibility in anti-HIV responses, we co-cultured primary CD8(+) T cells, isolated from the peripheral blood of HIV-1-infected individuals, with panels of autologous and heterologous acutely HIV-1-infected primary CD4(+) T cells. Altogether, CD8(+) T cell anti-HIV activity was evaluated in more than 200 co-cultures...
July 22, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735343/exact-probabilities-for-the-indeterminacy-of-complex-networks-as-perceived-through-press-perturbations
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David Koslicki, Mark Novak
We consider the goal of predicting how complex networks respond to chronic (press) perturbations when characterizations of their network topology and interaction strengths are associated with uncertainty. Our primary result is the derivation of exact formulas for the expected number and probability of qualitatively incorrect predictions about a system's responses under uncertainties drawn form arbitrary distributions of error. Additional indices provide new tools for identifying which links in a network are most qualitatively and quantitatively sensitive to error, and for determining the volume of errors within which predictions will remain qualitatively determinate (i...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Mathematical Biology
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