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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644867/host-derived-apolipoproteins-play-comparable-roles-with-viral-secretory-proteins-erns-and-ns1-in-the-infectious-particle-formation-of-flaviviridae
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Takasuke Fukuhara, Tomokazu Tamura, Chikako Ono, Mai Shiokawa, Hiroyuki Mori, Kentaro Uemura, Satomi Yamamoto, Takeshi Kurihara, Toru Okamoto, Ryosuke Suzuki, Kentaro Yoshii, Takeshi Kurosu, Manabu Igarashi, Hiroshi Aoki, Yoshihiro Sakoda, Yoshiharu Matsuura
Amphipathic α-helices of exchangeable apolipoproteins have shown to play crucial roles in the formation of infectious hepatitis C virus (HCV) particles through the interaction with viral particles. Among the Flaviviridae members, pestivirus and flavivirus possess a viral structural protein Erns or a non-structural protein 1 (NS1) as secretory glycoproteins, respectively, while Hepacivirus including HCV has no secretory glycoprotein. In case of pestivirus replication, the C-terminal long amphipathic α-helices of Erns are important for anchoring to viral membrane...
June 23, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640140/aldosterone-and-renin-in-cardiac-patients-referred-for-catheterization
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Paul Erne, Andrea Müller, Gian Paolo Rossi, Burkhardt Seifert, Fabrice Stehlin, Maurice Redondo, Peter T Bauer, Richard Kobza, Therese J Resink, Dragana Radovanovic
Little is known regarding alterations of the renin-angiotensin system in patients referred for cardiac catheterization. Here, we measured plasma levels of active renin and aldosterone in patients referred for cardiac catheterization in order to determine the prevalence of elevated renin, aldosterone, and the aldosterone-renin ratio.A chemiluminescence assay was used to measure plasma aldosterone concentration (PAC) and active renin levels in 833 consecutive patients, after an overnight fasting and without any medication for least 12 hours...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637716/modulation-of-plasma-metabolite-biomarkers-of-mapk-pathway-with-the-mek-inhibitor-ro4987655-pharmacodynamic-and-predictive-potential-in-metastatic-melanoma
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Joo Ern Ang, Akos Pal, Yasmin J Asad, Alan T Henley, Melanie Valenti, Gary Box, Alexis de Haven Brandon, Victoria Revell, Debra J Skene, Miro Venturi, Ruediger Rueger, Valerie Meresse, Suzanne A Eccles, Johann S de Bono, Stanley B Kaye, Paul Workman, Udai Banerji, Florence I Raynaud
<p>MAPK pathway activation is frequently observed in human malignancies, including melanoma, and is associated with sensitivity to MEK inhibition and changes in cellular metabolism. Using quantitative mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, we identified in preclinical models 21 plasma metabolites including amino acids, propionylcarnitine, phosphatidylcholines and sphingomyelins that were significantly altered in two B-RAF mutant melanoma xenografts and that were reversed following a single dose of the potent and selective MEK inhibitor RO4987655...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628797/attenuated-error-related-potentials-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-with-executive-dysfunctions
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Caroline Seer, Max Joop, Florian Lange, Christian Lange, Reinhard Dengler, Susanne Petri, Bruno Kopp
OBJECTIVE: Executive dysfunctions affect up to 50% of the patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Executive dysfunctions have been identified as negative prognostic factor and can affect quality of life in patients and their caregivers. Assessment of executive dysfunction may be impeded by the patients' motor impairments. Event-related potentials (ERP) have been proposed as a tool to overcome these assessment difficulties. The error(-related) negativity (Ne/ERN) is an ERP which can be recorded with minimal motor requirements for the patient...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621460/older-adults-display-diminished-error-processing-and-response-in-a-continuous-tracking-task
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Francisco L Colino, Harvey Howse, Angela Norton, Robert Trska, Anthony Pluta, Stephen J C Luehr, Todd C Handy, Olave E Krigolson
Advancing age is often accompanied by a decline in motor control that results in a decreased ability to successfully perform motor tasks. While there are multiple factors that contribute to age-related deficits in motor control, one unexplored possibility is that age-related deficits in our ability to evaluate motor output result in an increase in motor errors. In line with this, previous work from our laboratory demonstrated that motor errors evoked an error-related negativity (ERN)-a component of the human ERP associated with error evaluation originating within the human medial-frontal cortex...
June 16, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606471/impact-of-anxiety-symptoms-and-problematic-alcohol-use-on-error-related-brain-activity
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Stephanie M Gorka, K Luan Phan
Anxiety disorders are associated with enhanced defensive reactivity to errors, measured via the error-related negativity (ERN). There is some evidence to suggest that problematic alcohol use is also associated with an enhanced ERN; although prior studies have been almost exclusively in men and have yet to examine the potential interactive effects of anxiety and alcohol abuse symptoms. The aim of the current study was to address the gaps in this literature by examining the unique and interactive effects of anxiety symptoms and problematic alcohol use on the ERN in a sample of 79 heterogeneous internalizing disorder patients...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601965/event-related-potentials-reflect-impaired-temporal-interval-learning-following-haloperidol-administration
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Sarah E Forster, Patrick Zirnheld, Anantha Shekhar, Stuart R Steinhauer, Brian F O'Donnell, William P Hetrick
BACKGROUND: Signals carried by the mesencephalic dopamine system and conveyed to anterior cingulate cortex are critically implicated in probabilistic reward learning and performance monitoring. A common evaluative mechanism purportedly subserves both functions, giving rise to homologous medial frontal negativities in feedback- and response-locked event-related brain potentials (the feedback-related negativity (FRN) and the error-related negativity (ERN), respectively), reflecting dopamine-dependent prediction error signals to unexpectedly negative events...
June 10, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598569/heart-failure-in-patients-admitted-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-report-from-a-large-national-registry
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Raban V Jeger, Otmar Pfister, Dragana Radovanovic, Franz R Eberli, Hans Rickli, Philip Urban, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Jean-Christophe Stauffer, Jörg Nossen, Paul Erne
BACKGROUND: Data on temporal trends of heart failure (HF) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are scarce. HYPOTHESIS: Improved treatment options may have led to lower case-fatality rates (CFRs) during the last years in ACS complicated by HF. METHODS: Patients of the nationwide Acute Myocardial Infarction in Switzerland (AMIS)-Plus ACS registry were analyzed from 2000 to 2014. RESULTS: Of 36 366 ACS patients, 3376 (9.3%) had acute or chronic HF, 2111 (5...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584707/rituals-decrease-the-neural-response-to-performance-failure
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Nicholas M Hobson, Devin Bonk, Michael Inzlicht
Rituals are found in all types of performance domains, from high-stakes athletics and military to the daily morning preparations of the working family. Yet despite their ubiquity and widespread importance for humans, we know very little of ritual's causal basis and how (if at all) they facilitate goal-directed performance. Here, in a fully pre-registered pre/post experimental design, we examine a candidate proximal mechanism, the error-related negativity (ERN), in testing the prediction that ritual modulates neural performance-monitoring...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556905/working-memory-load-impairs-the-evaluation-of-behavioral-errors-in-the-medial-frontal-cortex
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Martin E Maier, Marco Steinhauser
Early error monitoring in the medial frontal cortex enables error detection and the evaluation of error significance, which helps prioritize adaptive control. This ability has been assumed to be independent from central capacity, a limited pool of resources assumed to be involved in cognitive control. The present study investigated whether error evaluation depends on central capacity by measuring the error-related negativity (Ne/ERN) in a flanker paradigm while working memory load was varied on two levels. We used a four-choice flanker paradigm in which participants had to classify targets while ignoring flankers...
May 30, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549796/development-of-the-error-monitoring-system-from-ages-9-35-unique-insight-provided-by-mri-constrained-source-localization-of-eeg
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George A Buzzell, John E Richards, Lauren K White, Tyson V Barker, Daniel S Pine, Nathan A Fox
The ability to self-detect errors and dynamically adapt behavior is a cornerstone of higher-level cognition, requiring coordinated activity from a network of neural regions. However, disagreement exists over how the error-monitoring system develops throughout adolescence and early adulthood. The present report leveraged MRI-constrained EEG source localization to detail typical development of the error-monitoring system in a sample of 9-35 year-olds (n = 43). Participants performed a flanker task while high-density EEG was recorded; structural MRIs were also acquired for all participants...
May 24, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541853/treatment-options-for-pilonidal-disease
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Denis Ehrl, Cornelia Choplain, Paul Heidekrueger, Holger C Erne, Horst-Guenter Rau, P Niclas Broer
Pilonidal disease can be treated medically; however, surgical excision remains the gold standard. Nonetheless, all current surgical approaches are still associated with potential for tissue loss, wound healing disorders, and high rates of recurrence. Aim of this study is to assess the long-term outcomes of the minimal-invasive pit-picking operation in comparison to the well-established technique of Karydakis flap-closure. Medical records of all patients undergoing either Karydakis flap-closure or the pit-picking operation for pilonidal disease at our department were reviewed retrospectively...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524745/actin-cytoskeleton-regulates-functional-anchorage-migration-switch-during-t-cadherin-induced-phenotype-modulation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Agne Frismantiene, Emmanouil Kyriakakis, Boris Dasen, Paul Erne, Therese J Resink, Maria Philippova
Vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC) switching between differentiated and dedifferentiated phenotypes is reversible and accompanied by morphological and functional alterations that require reconfiguration of cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion networks. Studies attempting to explore changes in overall composition of the adhesion nexus during SMC phenotype transition are lacking. We have previously demonstrated that T-cadherin knockdown enforces SMC differentiation, whereas T-cadherin upregulation promotes SMC dedifferentiation...
May 19, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516933/experimental-characterization-of-a-quantum-many-body-system-via-higher-order-correlations
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Thomas Schweigler, Valentin Kasper, Sebastian Erne, Igor Mazets, Bernhard Rauer, Federica Cataldini, Tim Langen, Thomas Gasenzer, Jürgen Berges, Jörg Schmiedmayer
Quantum systems can be characterized by their correlations. Higher-order (larger than second order) correlations, and the ways in which they can be decomposed into correlations of lower order, provide important information about the system, its structure, its interactions and its complexity. The measurement of such correlation functions is therefore an essential tool for reading, verifying and characterizing quantum simulations. Although higher-order correlation functions are frequently used in theoretical calculations, so far mainly correlations up to second order have been studied experimentally...
May 17, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507528/cognitive-impairments-in-occupational-burnout-error-processing-and-its-indices-of-reactive-and-proactive-control
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Krystyna Golonka, Justyna Mojsa-Kaja, Magda Gawlowska, Katarzyna Popiel
The presented study refers to cognitive aspects of burnout as the effects of long-term work-related stress. The purpose of the study was to investigate electrophysiological correlates of burnout to explain the mechanisms of the core burnout symptoms: exhaustion and depersonalization/cynicism. The analyzed error-related electrophysiological markers shed light on impaired cognitive mechanisms and the specific changes in information-processing in burnout. In the EEG study design (N = 80), two components of error-related potential (ERP), error-related negativity (ERN), and error positivity (Pe), were analyzed...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486713/probing-the-behavioral-and-neurophysiological-effects-of-acute-smoking-abstinence-on-drug-and-nondrug-reinforcement-during-a-cognitive-task
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Nicolas J Schlienz, Larry W Hawk
Introduction: Smoking abstinence is theorized to increase smoking reinforcement and decrease nondrug reinforcement. A separate literature demonstrates the detrimental effects of abstinence on cognition. The present study integrates these two areas by examining the separate and combined effects of reinforcement and smoking abstinence on behavior and a neurophysiological index of response monitoring (ie, error-related negativity [ERN]) during a cognitive task. Methods: After a screening visit, adult smokers attended two laboratory visits, once while smoking and once while abstinent...
June 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479191/isotopically-nonstationary-13-c-flux-analysis-of-cyanobacterial-isobutyraldehyde-production
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Lara J Jazmin, Yao Xu, Yi Ern Cheah, Adeola O Adebiyi, Carl Hirschie Johnson, Jamey D Young
We applied isotopically nonstationary (13)C metabolic flux analysis (INST-MFA) to compare the pathway fluxes of wild-type (WT) Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 to an engineered strain (SA590) that produces isobutyraldehyde (IBA). The flux maps revealed a potential bottleneck at the pyruvate kinase (PK) reaction step that was associated with diversion of flux into a three-step PK bypass pathway involving the enzymes PEP carboxylase (PEPC), malate dehydrogenase (MDH), and malic enzyme (ME). Overexpression of pk in SA590 led to a significant improvement in IBA specific productivity...
May 4, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464703/neural-correlates-of-error-monitoring-in-adult-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-after-failed-inhibition-in-an-emotional-go-no-go-task
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Lívia Balogh, Brigitta Kakuszi, Szilvia Papp, László Tombor, István Bitter, Pál Czobor
The authors' aim was to investigate the modulation of event-related potentials (ERPs) by the affective content of stimuli in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patients during error monitoring. By obtaining ERPs from 26 adult ADHD patients and 14 healthy controls in an emotional go/no-go task, the authors investigated two error-related ERP components, the error-related negativity (ERN) and error positivity (Pe). In ADHD patients, the ERN amplitude decreased for negative stimuli after failed response inhibition ("nogo response") and Pe amplitude decreased for neutral stimuli compared with the controls...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461233/inhibition-of-reductase-systems-by-2-aapa-modulates-peroxiredoxin-oxidation-and-mitochondrial-function-in-a172-glioblastoma-cells
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Luiz Felipe de Souza, Ariana Ern Schmitz, Luana Caroline Schüler da Silva, Karen Andrinéia de Oliveira, Cláudia Beatriz Nedel, Carla Inês Tasca, Andreza Fabro de Bem, Marcelo Farina, Alcir Luiz Dafre
Thiol homeostasis has a critical role in the maintenance of proper cellular functions and survival, being coordinated by the action of several reductive enzymes, including glutathione (GSH)/glutathione reductase (GR) and thioredoxin (Trx)/thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) systems. Here, we investigated the effects of the GR inhibitor 2-acetylamino-3-[4-(2-acetylamino-2-carboxyethylsulfanylthiocarbonylamino)phenylthiocarbamoylsulfanyl]propionic acid (2-AAPA) on the activity of thiol reductases (GR and TrxR), redox balance and mitochondrial function of A172 glioblastoma cells...
April 29, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454085/baseline-clinical-predictors-of-antitumor-response-to-the-parp-inhibitor-olaparib-in-germline-brca1-2-mutated-patients-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer
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Saeed Rafii, Charlie Gourley, Rajiv Kumar, Elena Geuna, Joo Ern Ang, Tzyvia Rye, Lee-May Chen, Ronnie Shapira-Frommer, Michael Friedlander, Ursula Matulonis, Jacques De Greve, Amit M Oza, Susana Banerjee, L Rhoda Molife, Martin E Gore, Stan B Kaye, Timothy A Yap
BACKGROUND: The PARP inhibitor olaparib was recently granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accelerated approval in patients with advanced BRCA1/2 mutation ovarian cancer. However, antitumor responses are observed in only approximately 40% of patients and the impact of baseline clinical factors on response to treatment remains unclear. Although platinum sensitivity has been suggested as a marker of response to PARP inhibitors, patients with platinum-resistant disease still respond to olaparib...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
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