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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045618/cd27-co-stimulation-increases-the-abundance-of-regulatory-t-cells-and-reduces-atherosclerosis-in-hyperlipidaemic-mice
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Holger Winkels, Svenja Meiler, Dirk Lievens, David Engel, Charlotte Spitz, Christina Bürger, Linda Beckers, Angelika Dandl, Sigrid Reim, Maiwand Ahmadsei, Helene Hartwig, Lesca M Holdt, Michael Hristov, Remco T A Megens, Martin M Schmitt, Eric A Biessen, Jannie Borst, Alexander Faussner, Christian Weber, Esther Lutgens, Norbert Gerdes
Aims: The co-stimulatory receptor CD27 modulates responses of T cells, B cells, and NK cells. Various T cell subsets participate in atherogenesis. However, the role of CD27 in atherosclerosis remains unexplored. Methods and results: Here we investigated the effect of bone marrow-derived and systemic CD27 deficiency in Apolipoprotein E-deficient (Apoe-/-) mice in early and advanced stages of atherosclerosis. Lethally-irradiated Apoe-/- mice reconstituted with Cd27-/-Apoe-/- bone marrow and consuming an atherogenic diet displayed a markedly increased plaque size and lesional inflammation compared to mice receiving Cd27+/+Apoe-/- bone marrow...
October 16, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030755/social-ecological-system-responses-to-hurricane-sandy-in-the-hudson-raritan-estuary
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Megan Rothenberger, Andrea Armstrong, Mia Spitz
The impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Hudson-Raritan estuary (HRE) provided a valuable case study for exploring interactions between long-term environmental degradation, new climatic disturbance stressors, and human behavioral responses. We extend previous research on the ecological effects of major storms to compare water quality and biological parameters three years before and three years after Hurricane Sandy and consider how ecosystem shifts relate to anglers' perceptions. Results indicate that water clarity and nutrients returned to pre-storm conditions in about one year, while shifts in the biological community, including a significant increase in harmful algal species and declines in zooplankton and Atlantic menhaden, persisted for multiple years, and anglers continued to fish amidst ecosystem decline...
October 13, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028122/atypical-alk-positive-spitz-tumors-with-9p21-homozygous-deletion-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Andrew J Rand, Wendy L Flejter, Christopher A Dowling, Linda M Brooke, Genevieve M Boland, Daniela Kroshinsky, Isaac R Rosenblum, Marier Hernandez-Perez, Julie D R Reimann
ALK rearrangements occur in up to 10% of spitzoid melanocytic neoplasms. No reported cases have shown homozygous deletion of 9p21 (CDKN2A) or gains of 6p25 (RREB1) or 11q13 (CCND1), which have been associated with aggressive clinical behavior. Here we report two unique cases. Case 1 occurred in a 9-year-old male with a 14-mm nodule on the anterior left thigh. Biopsy revealed an ALK-positive Spitz tumor containing an irregular nodule of densely packed melanocytes with increased mitoses and loss of p16 immunoreactivity...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020629/differential-regulation-of-lipoprotein-and-hepatitis-c-virus-secretion-by-rab1b
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Constantin N Takacs, Ursula Andreo, Viet Loan Dao Thi, Xianfang Wu, Caroline E Gleason, Michelle S Itano, Gabriella S Spitz-Becker, Rachel L Belote, Brenna R Hedin, Margaret A Scull, Charles M Rice, Sanford M Simon
Secretory cells produce diverse cargoes, yet how they regulate concomitant secretory traffic remains insufficiently explored. Rab GTPases control intracellular vesicular transport. To map secretion pathways, we generated a library of lentivirus-expressed dominant-negative Rab mutants and used it in a large-scale screen to identify regulators of hepatic lipoprotein secretion. We identified several candidate pathways, including those mediated by Rab11 and Rab8. Surprisingly, inhibition of Rab1b, the major regulator of transport from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi, differently affected the secretion of the very-low-density lipoprotein components ApoE and ApoB100, despite their final association on mature secreted lipoprotein particles...
October 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993397/graf-regulates-hematopoiesis-through-geec-endocytosis-of-egfr
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Sungdae Kim, Minyeop Nahm, Najin Kim, Yumi Kwon, Joohyung Kim, Sukwoo Choi, Eun Young Choi, Jiwon Shim, Cheolju Lee, Seungbok Lee
GTPase regulator associated with focal adhesion kinase-1 (Graf1) is an essential component of the GPI-enriched endocytic compartment (GEEC) endocytosis pathway. Mutations in the human graf1 gene are associated with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but its normal role in myeloid cell development remains unclear. We show that Graf, the Drosophila ortholog of Graf1, is expressed and specifically localizes to GEEC endocytic membranes in macrophage-like plasmatocytes. We also find that loss of Graf impairs GEEC endocytosis, enhances EGFR signaling, and induces a plasmatocyte overproliferation phenotype that requires the EGFR signaling cascade...
October 9, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981725/retention-of-7be-in-the-lungs-following-intake-by-inhalation
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O Aviv, H B Spitz, H Datz, S Halfon, Z Yungrais, J Koch
Several workers were internally exposed to 7Be particles following their dispersion in air from a damaged electrodeposited source. A series of in vivo measurements performed with one worker up to 108 days post exposure determined that retention of 7Be in the thoracic region of the respiratory tract was best described by a two-component exponential function with half-lives of ~0.4 and ~109 days. The initial deposition in the thoracic region was estimated to be 6.8 kBq. The concentration of 7Be in single void urine samples collected from this worker up to 3 days post intake ranged from 1 to 10 Bq/l...
July 28, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977136/the-fast-clinical-evolution-of-a-spitz-nevus-three-year-follow-up-of-a-child
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Maria Cristina Pedrazini, Victor Angelo Martins Montalli, Elemir Macedo de Souza
OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical evolution and handling of a Spitz nevus, from its initial flat feature to becoming an irregular, nodular, reddish lesion. CASE DESCRIPTION: Female child, phototype II, with a small congenital nevus on the left lower limb and other sustained small nevi. The patient went through annual clinical and dermoscopic evaluations between the ages of three and seven, period during which the nevi located on the left thigh grew rapidly. The clinical hypothesis was Spitz nevus, with indication of surgical removal with a safety margin and anatomopathological study...
September 21, 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973042/oca2-splice-site-variant-in-german-spitz-dogs-with-oculocutaneous-albinism
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Madleina Caduff, Anina Bauer, Vidhya Jagannathan, Tosso Leeb
We investigated a German Spitz family where the mating of a black male to a white female had yielded three puppies with an unexpected light brown coat color, lightly pigmented lips and noses, and blue eyes. Combined linkage and homozygosity analysis based on a fully penetrant monogenic autosomal recessive mode of inheritance identified a critical interval of 15 Mb on chromosome 3. We obtained whole genome sequence data from one affected dog, three wolves, and 188 control dogs. Filtering for private variants revealed a single variant with predicted high impact in the critical interval in LOC100855460 (XM_005618224...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968759/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-pennvax%C3%A2-g-dna-prime-administered-by-biojector%C3%A2-2000-or-cellectra%C3%A2-electroporation-device-with-modified-vaccinia-ankara-cmdr-boost
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Julie A Ake, Alexandra Schuetz, Poonam Pegu, Lindsay Wieczorek, Michael A Eller, Hannah Kibuuka, Fredrick Sawe, Leonard Maboko, Victoria Polonis, Nicos Karasavva, David Weiner, Arthur Sekiziyivu, Josphat Kosgei, Marco Missanga, Arne Kroidl, Philipp Mann, Silvia Ratto-Kim, Leigh Anne Eller, Patricia Earl, Bernard Moss, Julie Dorsey-Spitz, Mark Milazzo, G Laissa Ouedraogo, Farrukh Rizvi, Jian Yan, Amir S Khan, Sheila Peel, Niranjan Y Sardesai, Nelson L Michael, Viseth Ngauy, Mary Marovich, Merlin L Robb
Background: We report the first-in-human safety and immunogenicity evaluation of PENNVAX®-G DNA/ MVA-CMDR prime-boost HIV vaccine, with intramuscular DNA delivery by either Biojector® 2000 needle free injection system (Biojector) or by CELLECTRA® electroporation device. Methods: Healthy, HIV-uninfected adults were randomized to receive 4 mg PENNVAX®-G DNA delivered IM by Biojector or electroporation at baseline and week 4 followed by IM injection of 108 pfu MVA-CMDR at week 12 and 24...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956382/-identification-and-characterization-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-ligands-in-bombyx-mori
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Fei Wang, Shifeng Dong, Liang Song, Qingyou Xia
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a multi-functional receptor distributed throughout the metazoa. Study on its ligands so far remained mainly on mammals, including how ligands are processed into active forms, their interaction with EGFR, and the signaling pathway they induce. However, in invertebrates, ligands are more divergent among species. Currently, except for Drosophila, less is known about the insect EGFR ligands. Here, we identified two EGFR ligands in Bombyx mori by homology search, domain prediction, analysis of the potential translation initiation sequence and construction of phylogenetic tree, termed as BmEGF-1 and BmEGF-2...
February 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948497/economics-of-open-tibial-fractures-the-pivotal-role-of-length-of-stay-and-infection
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Harm Hoekstra, Bart Smeets, Willem-Jan Metsemakers, Anne-Cécile Spitz, Stefaan Nijs
In order to define strategies to curb the continuing increase in healthcare costs, we describe the cost breakdown of open tibial fractures. Twenty-seven clinical and process variables were recorded retrospectively, and five main hospital related cost categories were defined. Three multivariate linear models were fitted to the data. Total healthcare costs of open tibial fractures were almost twice as high compared to closed fractures and mainly existed of hospitalization costs. Length-of-stay (LOS) was found to be the most important variable driving the healthcare costs of open tibial fractures...
September 25, 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947165/efficacy-of-activities-of-daily-living-retraining-during-posttraumatic-amnesia-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jessica Trevena-Peters, Adam McKay, Gershon Spitz, Rachel Suda, Belinda Renison, Jennie Ponsford
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) retraining during posttraumatic amnesia (PTA), compared with ADL retraining commencing after emergence from PTA. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation centre. PARTICIPANTS: 104 participants with severe TBI, admitted to rehabilitation and remaining in PTA for > 7 days, were randomised to receive either treatment as usual (TAU) with daily ADL retraining (Treatment), or TAU alone (physiotherapy, necessary speech therapy), during PTA...
September 22, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935273/a-multicenter-open-label-expanded-phase-2-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-etirinotecan-pegol-a-polymer-conjugate-of-irinotecan-in-women-with-recurrent-platinum-resistant-or-refractory-ovarian-cancer
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G Rustin, I Vergote, J P Micha, L R Duska, N Reed, J Bendell, D Spitz, G Dark, U Hoch, M Tagliaferri, A L Hannah, A A Garcia
OBJECTIVE: Etirinotecan pegol (EP) is a novel polyethylene glycol conjugated form of irinotecan with documented activity in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer (PROC). We report the results of the expanded portion of a phase II study of EP in patients with PROC who received prior pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) or who were unable to receive it. METHODS: This multicenter, open-label, phase II study evaluated EP q21d for PROC. The primary endpoint was objective response rate (ORR) by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1...
September 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922173/accommodating-individuals-with-traumatic-brain-injury-an-analysis-of-employer-initiated-cases-handled-by-the-job-accommodation-network
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D J Hendricks, Elaine Sampson
BACKGROUND: The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has provided customized accommodation information to employers, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives (e.g., family, rehabilitation counselors, union representatives) since 1983. For each inquiry where such information is sought, detailed records are maintained regarding the type of inquiries made and the information provided. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study is to present a descriptive analysis of the employer-initiated cases related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) handled by the accommodation specialists at JAN during the five years from 2012 through 2016...
September 14, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886484/augmentation-of-intracellular-iron-using-iron-sucrose-enhances-the-toxicity-of-pharmacological-ascorbate-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Kristin E Brandt, Kelly C Falls, Joshua D Schoenfeld, Samuel N Rodman, Zhimin Gu, Fenghuang Zhan, Joseph J Cullen, Brett A Wagner, Garry R Buettner, Bryan G Allen, Daniel J Berg, Douglas R Spitz, Melissa A Fath
Pharmacological doses (> 1mM) of ascorbate (a.k.a., vitamin C) have been shown to selectively kill cancer cells through a mechanism that is dependent on the generation of H2O2 at doses that are safely achievable in humans using intravenous administration. The process by which ascorbate oxidizes to form H2O2 is thought to be mediated catalytically by redox active metal ions such as iron (Fe). Because intravenous iron sucrose is often administered to colon cancer patients to help mitigate anemia, the current study assessed the ability of pharmacological ascorbate to kill colon cancer cells in the presence and absence of iron sucrose...
August 26, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878888/cardiovascular-and-thermal-strain-during-3-4%C3%A2-days-of-a-metabolically-demanding-cold-weather-military-operation
#16
John W Castellani, Marissa G Spitz, Anthony J Karis, Svein Martini, Andrew J Young, Lee M Margolis, J Phillip Karl, Nancy E Murphy, Xiaojiang Xu, Scott J Montain, Jamie A Bohn, Hilde K Teien, Pål H Stenberg, Yngvar Gundersen, Stefan M Pasiakos
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CV) and thermal responses to metabolically demanding multi-day military operations in extreme cold-weather environments are not well described. Characterization of these operations will provide greater insights into possible performance capabilities and cold injury risk. METHODS: Soldiers from two cold-weather field training exercises (FTX) were studied during 3-day (study 1, n = 18, age: 20 ± 1 year, height: 182 ± 7 cm, mass: 82 ± 9 kg) and 4-day (study 2, n = 10, age: 20 ± 1 year, height: 182 ± 6 cm, mass: 80...
2017: Extreme Physiology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862772/parallel-ridge-dermoscopic-pattern-in-plantar-atypical-spitz-nevus
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R Jurakić Tončić, M Bradamante, G Ferrara, D Štulhofer-Buzina, M Petković, G Argenziano
Clinicopathological classification, diagnosis and management of spitzoid melanocytic lesion presents one of the most intriguing issues in dermatopathology (1,2). No single clinicopathological feature can offer reliable differentiation of Spitz nevus and melanoma. Although not all the experts agree with the concept of Spitzoid neoplasms as a morpho-biological spectrum, there is a four-tiered classification system proposed by Da Forno et al. and encompassing: 1) Spitz nevus; 2) atypical Spitz nevus; 3) (atypical) Spitz tumor; 4) Spitzoid melanoma (1,3)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810149/o2-%C3%A2-and-h2o2-mediated-disruption-of-fe-metabolism-causes-the-differential-susceptibility-of-nsclc-and-gbm-cancer-cells-to-pharmacological-ascorbate
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Joshua D Schoenfeld, Zita A Sibenaller, Kranti A Mapuskar, Brett A Wagner, Kimberly L Cramer-Morales, Muhammad Furqan, Sonia Sandhu, Thomas L Carlisle, Mark C Smith, Taher Abu Hejleh, Daniel J Berg, Jun Zhang, John Keech, Kalpaj R Parekh, Sudershan Bhatia, Varun Monga, Kellie L Bodeker, Logan Ahmann, Sandy Vollstedt, Heather Brown, Erin P Shanahan Kauffman, Mary E Schall, Ray J Hohl, Gerald H Clamon, Jeremy D Greenlee, Matthew A Howard, Michael K Schultz, Brian J Smith, Dennis P Riley, Frederick E Domann, Joseph J Cullen, Garry R Buettner, John M Buatti, Douglas R Spitz, Bryan G Allen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802494/toward-a-molecular-genetic-classification-of-spitzoid-neoplasms
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Michael T Tetzlaff, Alexandre Reuben, Steven D Billings, Victor G Prieto, Jonathan L Curry
The histopathologic spectrum of Spitzoid neoplasms includes Spitz nevi, atypical Spitz tumors, and Spitzoid melanomas. Advances in molecular genetics have evolved to the point that Spitzoid lesions can now be reasonably classified according to their distinctive molecular-genetic alterations: Spitzoid lesions with (1) 11p amplification and/or HRAS mutations; (2) isolated loss of 6q23 by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH); (3) homozygous deletion of 9p21 by FISH; (4) BAP1 loss and BRAFV600 E mutation; (5) translocations involving any of a number of different oncogenic kinase drivers, including ROS1, ALK, NTRK1, NTRK3, MET, BRAF, and RET; and (6) TERT promoter mutations...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796000/genomic-analysis-of-pigmented-epithelioid-melanocytomas-reveals-recurrent-alterations-in-prkar1a-and-prkca-genes
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Jarish N Cohen, Nancy M Joseph, Jeffrey P North, Courtney Onodera, Artur Zembowicz, Philip E LeBoit
Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma (PEM) is a rare cutaneous melanocytic tumor first described as epithelioid blue nevus in patients with the Carney Complex (CC). PEM was among the first established examples of an intermediate class of melanocytic tumors, including atypical Spitz tumors, with frequent metastasis to lymph nodes but only rare extranodal spread. Sporadic and CC-associated PEM are essentially histologically indistinguishable. A subset of PEM shows loss of cytoplasmic expression of the protein kinase A regulatory subunit alpha (PRKAR1A), a tumor suppressor gene mutated in 70% of families with CC...
October 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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