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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458114/severity-dependent-influence-of-isocapnic-hypoxia-on-reaction-time-is-independent-of-neurovascular-coupling
#1
Hannah G Caldwell, Geoff B Coombs, Michael M Tymko, Daniela Nowak-Flück, Philip N Ainslie
With exposure to acute normobaric hypoxia, global cerebral oxygen delivery is maintained via increases in cerebral blood flow (CBF); therefore, regional and localized changes in oxygen tension may explain neurocognitive impairment. Neurovascular coupling (NVC) is the close temporal and regional relationship of CBF to changes in neural activity and may aid in explaining the localized CBF response with cognitive activation. High-altitude related cognitive impairment is likely affected by hypocapnic cerebral vasoconstriction that may influence regional CBF regulation independent of hypoxia...
February 16, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458080/transcriptomic-and-phenotypic-profiling-in-developing-zebrafish-exposed-to-thyroid-hormone-receptor-agonists
#2
Derik E Haggard, Pamela D Noyes, Katrina M Waters, Robert L Tanguay
There continues to be a need to develop in vivo high-throughput screening (HTS) and computational methods to screen chemicals for interaction with the estrogen, androgen, and thyroid pathways and as complements to in vitro HTS assays. This study explored the utility of an embryonic zebrafish HTS approach to identify and classify endocrine bioactivity using phenotypically-anchored transcriptome profiling. Transcriptome analysis was conducted on zebrafish embryos exposed to 25 estrogen-, androgen-, or thyroid-active chemicals at concentrations that elicited adverse malformations or mortality at 120 hours post-fertilization in 80% of animals exposed...
February 16, 2018: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458007/a-genomically-characterized-collection-of-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-xenografts-for-preclinical-testing
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Paulina Cybulska, Jocelyn M Stewart, Azin Sayad, Carl Virtanen, Patricia A Shaw, Blaise Clarke, Natalie Stickle, Marcus Q Bernardini, Benjamin G Neel
High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality from gynecologic malignancy. Overall survival remains low, due to the nearly ubiquitous emergence of platinum-resistance and the paucity of effective next-line treatments. Current cell culture-based models show limited similarity to HGSC and are therefore unreliable predictive models for pre-clinical evaluation of investigational drugs. This deficiency could help explain the low overall rate of successful drug development and the decades of largely unchanged approaches to HGSC treatment...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457961/examination-of-16s-23s-rrna-intergenic-spacer-region-isr-heterogeneity-in-a-population-of-clinical-streptococcus-pneumoniae-a-new-laboratory-epidemiological-genotyping-tool-to-aid-outbreak-analysis
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J E Moore, J Hirayama, K Hayashi, C Mason, W Coulter, M Matsuda, C E Goldsmith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 19, 2018: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457784/hiv-latency-is-reversed-by-acss2-driven-histone-crotonylation
#5
Guochun Jiang, Don Nguyen, Nancie M Archin, Steven A Yukl, Gema Méndez-Lagares, Yuyang Tang, Maher M Elsheikh, George R Thompson, Dennis J Hartigan-O'Connor, David M Margolis, Joseph K Wong, Satya Dandekar
Eradication of HIV-1 (HIV) is hindered by stable viral reservoirs. Viral latency is epigenetically regulated. While the effects of histone acetylation and methylation at the HIV long-terminal repeat (LTR) have been described, our knowledge of the proviral epigenetic landscape is incomplete. We report that a previously unrecognized epigenetic modification of the HIV LTR, histone crotonylation, is a regulator of HIV latency. Reactivation of latent HIV was achieved following the induction of histone crotonylation through increased expression of the crotonyl-CoA-producing enzyme acyl-CoA synthetase short-chain family member 2 (ACSS2)...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457564/investigating-speech-recognition-and-listening-effort-with-different-device-configurations-in-adult-cochlear-implant-users
#6
Douglas P Sladen, Yingjiu Nie, Katelyn Berg
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate speech recognition in noise and listening effort among a group of adults with cochlear implants (CIs). Two main research questions were addressed. First, what are the effects of omni versus directional microphone configuration on speech recognition and listening effort for noisy conditions? Second, what is the effect of unilateral versus bimodal or bilateral CI listening on speech recognition and listening effort in noisy conditions? DESIGN: Sixteen adults (mean age 58 years) with CIs participated...
May 2018: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457537/effects-of-binaural-spatialization-in-wireless-microphone-systems-for-hearing-aids-on-normal-hearing-and-hearing-impaired-listeners
#7
Gilles Courtois, Hervé Lissek, Philippe Estoppey, Yves Oesch, Xavier Gigandet
Little is known about the perception of artificial spatial hearing by hearing-impaired subjects. The purpose of this study was to investigate how listeners with hearing disorders perceived the effect of a spatialization feature designed for wireless microphone systems. Forty listeners took part in the experiments. They were arranged in four groups: normal-hearing, moderate, severe, and profound hearing loss. Their performance in terms of speech understanding and speaker localization was assessed with diotic and binaural stimuli...
January 2018: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457519/polygonatone-h-a-new-homoisoflavanone-with-cytotoxicity-from-polygonatum-cyrtonema-hua
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Wenxiang Wang, Xilatu Dabu, Juan He, Huixiang Yang, Shengchao Yang, Junwen Chen, Wei Fan, Guanghui Zhang, Jinlong Cai, Honglian Ai, Meirong Hai
A new homoisoflavonoid, (3R)-5,7-dihydroxy-6-methyl-3-(2'-hydroxy-4'-methoxybenzyl)-chroman-4-one (1), namely polygonatone H, in addition to fourteen known homoisoflavones (2-15) were isolated from the rhizome of Polygonatum Cyrtonema Hua. The structures were identified with the aid of 1D/2D NMR spectroscopic technologies. Compounds 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, and 15 were isolated from P. Cyrtonema for the first time. Compound 1 showed cytotoxicities to human cancer cell lines with IC50 values to comparable those of cisplatin...
February 19, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457431/-efficacy-analysis-on-hip-replacement-for-hip-joint-diseases-with-parkinson-disease
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Qi-Cai Sun, Xuan-Liang Ru, Yan-Fei Xia, Xiao-Li Liu, Bai-Shan Song, Song Qiao, Shi-Gui Yan, Xiang-Hua Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore clinical efficacy of hip replacement for hip-joint diseases with Parkinson disease. METHODS: From December 2011 to December 2016, 18 patients with hip-joint diseases with Parkinson disease treated by hip replacement, including 8 males and 10 females aged from 59 to 87 years old with an average of 71 years old. Among them, 3 cases were developmental dysplasia of hip, 3 cases were femoral head necrosis and 12 cases were femoral neck fracture...
December 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457292/antibodies-against-h3-and-h4-histones-from-the-sera-of-hiv-infected-patients-catalyze-site-specific-degradation-of-these-histones
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Svetlana V Baranova, Pavel S Dmitrenok, Anastasiya D Zubkova, Nikita V Ivanisenko, Elena S Odintsova, Valentina N Buneva, Georgy A Nevinsky
Histones and their posttranslational modified forms play pivotal roles in chromatin functioning and gene transcription. Also, histones are harmful when they enter the intercellular space; their administration to animals results in systemic inflammatory and toxic responses. Autoantibodies having enzymatic activities (abzymes) are the specific feature of several autoimmune and viral diseases. Electrophoretically homogeneous IgGs containing no canonical proteases were purified from sera of HIV-infected patients by using several affinity chromatographies...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457163/probing-energy-losses-from-dye-desorption-in-cobalt-complex-based-dye-sensitized-solar-cells
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Yan Zhang, Yungen Wu, Zhe Sun, Yanan Kang, Tianyang Chen, Hui Wang, Mao Liang, Song Xue
Self-assembly of organic sensitizer layers in cobalt complex-based DSCs was studied to elucidate its role in reducing the loss of charge recombination. DSCs with various dye loadings were fabricated by dye desorption without the aid of basic solvent. The FT-IR and UV results indicate the deprotonation of the anchoring organic sensitizers, which influences the conduction band of TiO2 remarkably by changing the surface potential. Positive band edge shifts and a decrease of the recombination rate constant are demonstrated to be the main factors affecting energy loss at open circuit...
February 19, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457142/cross-country-association-of-press-freedom-and-lgbt-freedom-with-prevalence-of-persons-living-with-hiv-implication-for-global-strategy-against-hiv-aids
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Xinguang Chen, Amy L Elliott, Shuang Wang
Background: Human behaviors are affected by attitudes and beliefs, which in turn are shaped by higher-level values to which we have ascribed. In this study, we explore the relationship between two higher-level values, press freedom and LGBT freedom, and HIV infection with national data at the population level. Methods: Data were the number of persons living with HIV (PLWH, n = 35,468,911) for 148 countries during 2011-15, press freedom index (PFI) determined by the Reporters Without Borders, and LGBT freedom index (LGBT-FI) based on laws regulating same-sex relationships and expression...
2018: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456939/outcomes-of-bone-anchored-hearing-aid-implant-at-universiti-kebangsaan-malaysia-medical-centre-ukmmc
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Suhana Abdul Rahim, Bee-See Goh, Safinaz Zainor, Roslenda Abdul Rahman, Asma Abdullah
The cross sectional study was conducted in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center (UKMMC), Malaysia from August 2012 to December 2013. All patients implanted with in UKMMC from December 2001 until December 2012 was included. Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) questionnaires and UKMMC questionnaires were used as part of the assessment tool. The GBI is a scoring which measures the change in health status produced by surgical interventions. UKMMC questionnaires was invented by our department to assess questions related to social and life style of patients and also the cosmetic perspective Baha implant and other daily related activities...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456922/propensity-scores-in-pharmacoepidemiology-beyond-the-horizon
#14
John W Jackson, Ian Schmid, Elizabeth A Stuart
Purpose of review: Propensity score methods have become commonplace in pharmacoepidemiology over the past decade. Their adoption has confronted formidable obstacles that arise from pharmacoepidemiology's reliance on large healthcare databases of considerable heterogeneity and complexity. These include identifying clinically meaningful samples, defining treatment comparisons, and measuring covariates in ways that respect sound epidemiologic study design. Additional complexities involve correctly modeling treatment decisions in the face of variation in healthcare practice, and dealing with missing information and unmeasured confounding...
December 2017: Current Epidemiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456849/high-preoperative-glasgow-prognostic-score-is-a-negative-prognostic-factor-for-patients-with-endometrial-carcinoma
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Kohei Nakamura, Kentaro Nakayama, Toshiko Minamoto, Tomoka Ishibashi, Kaori Sanuki, Hitomi Yamashita, Ruriko Ono, Hiroki Sasamori, Takayoshi Komatsu-Fujii, Masako Ishikawa, Satoru Kyo
The aim of the present study was to determine the prognostic value of the Glasgow prognostic score (GPS) in endometrial carcinoma (EC). Patients with EC who underwent surgery at the Shimane University Hospital between January 1997 and December 2013 were enrolled (n=118). The associations between pretreatment GPS and clinical parameters, including age, histological type, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage, tumor grade, carbohydrate antigen 19-9 and carcinoembryonic antigen levels, progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS), were investigated...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456700/effects-of-hiv-on-metabolic-and-biological-pathways-of-cd4-t-lymphocytes
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Yanli Ma, Wenge Zhao, Changhe Shi, Ning Wang, Tianli Fan
The effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on the metabolic and biological pathways of cluster of differentiation (CD)4+ T lymphocytes were investigated. A total of 150 patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and 50 healthy individuals who were admitted to hospital for physical examination during the period of June 2016 to January 2017, were selected as subjects in the present study. According to the virus load, 150 AIDS patients were divided into three groups: i) Viral load >106 copies/ml (group A, n=39), ii) 104 copies/ml < viral load <105 copies/ml (group B, n=76), and iii) viral load <104 copies/ml (group C, n=35)...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456692/effects-of-th17-treg-cell-imbalance-on-hiv-replication-in-patients-with-aids-complicated-with-tuberculosis
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Yanshuang Li, Weijia Sun
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Th17/Treg cell imbalance on HIV replication in patients with AIDS complicated with tuberculosis (TB). We selected 32 patients with AIDS combined with TB infection in our hospital and 30 healthy individual as controls. The Th17/Treg ratio in peripheral blood lymphocytes was detected by flow cytometry. Compared with healthy subjects, Th17 cells first declined in HIV patients with TB, but gradually increased over the course of the disease. Treg showed an increasing trend in HIV patients with TB...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456682/l1cam-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-formation-of-cancer-initiating-cells-in-human-endometrial-cancer
#18
Jinlong Chen, Fufeng Gao, Naifu Liu
Identification of novel factors critical for epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer initiating cell (CIC) formation may aid in the identification of novel therapeutics for the treatment of endometrial cancer. The present study demonstrated that L1 cell adhesion molecule (CAM) is critical for EMT and formation of CICs in endometrial cancer. Overexpression of L1CAM may promote EMT with increased formation of CICs in HEC-1A endometrial cancer cells. CICs and mesenchymal status resist chemotherapeutic drugs and may regenerate the various cell types in tumors, thereby resulting in relapse of the disease...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456547/evolutionary-origin-gradual-accumulation-and-functional-divergence-of-heat-shock-factor-gene-family-with-plant-evolution
#19
Xiaoming Wang, Xue Shi, Siyuan Chen, Chuang Ma, Shengbao Xu
Plants, as sessile organisms, evolved a complex and functionally diverse heat shock factor (HSF) gene family to cope with various environmental stresses. However, the limited evolution studies of the HSF gene family have hindered our understanding of environmental adaptations in plants. In this study, a comprehensive evolution analysis on the HSF gene family was performed in 51 representative plant species. Our results demonstrated that the HSFB group which lacks a typical AHA activation domain, was the most ancient, and is under stronger purifying selection pressure in the subsequent evolutionary processes...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456544/inheritance-of-mesotrione-resistance-in-an-amaranthus-tuberculatus-var-rudis-population-from-nebraska-usa
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Maxwel C Oliveira, Todd A Gaines, Amit J Jhala, Stevan Z Knezevic
A population of Amaranthus tuberculatus (var. rudis ) evolved resistance to 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) inhibitor herbicides (mesotrione, tembotrione, and topramezone) in Nebraska. The level of resistance was the highest to mesotrione, and the mechanism of resistance in this population is metabolism-based likely via cytochrome P450 enzymes. The increasing number of weeds resistant to herbicides warrants studies on the ecology and evolutionary factors contributing for resistance evolution, including inheritance of resistance traits...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
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