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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714992/musashi-1-regulates-the-timing-and-extent-of-meiotic-mrna-translational-activation-by-promoting-the-use-of-specific-cpes
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Laure Weill, Eulàlia Belloc, Chiara Lara Castellazzi, Raúl Méndez
The translational reactivation of maternal mRNAs encoding meiotic drivers in vertebrates is accomplished mainly by cytoplasmic polyadenylation. The cytoplasmic polyadenylation elements (CPEs) present in the 3' untranslated regions (3' UTRs) of these transcripts, together with their cognate CPE-binding proteins (CPEBs), define a combinatorial code that determines the timing and extent of translational activation upon meiosis resumption. In addition, the RNA-binding protein Musashi1 (Msi1) regulates polyadenylation of CPE-containing mRNAs by a yet undefined CPEB-dependent or CPEB-independent mechanism...
July 17, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709651/modeling-and-analysis-of-fractional-order-dc-dc-converter
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Ahmed G Radwan, Ahmed A Emira, Amr M AbdelAty, Ahmed T Azar
Due to the non-idealities of commercial inductors, the demand for a better model that accurately describe their dynamic response is elevated. So, the fractional order models of Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost DC-DC converters are presented in this paper. The detailed analysis is made for the two most common modes of converter operation: Continuous Conduction Mode (CCM) and Discontinuous Conduction Mode (DCM). Closed form time domain expressions are derived for inductor currents, voltage gain, average current, conduction time and power efficiency where the effect of the fractional order inductor is found to be strongly present...
July 11, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708723/preliminary-results-can-dual-energy-computed-tomography-help-distinguish-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-and-acute-interstitial-lung-disease
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Hitoshi Takeuchi, Shigeru Suzuki, Haruhiko Machida, Takuya Ishikawa, Eiko Ueno
OBJECTIVE: We compared iodine concentration in pulmonary ground-glass opacity on iodine density images of contrast-enhanced chest dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) between patients with cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) and acute interstitial lung disease (AILD). METHODS: Five of 12 patients who underwent contrast-enhanced chest DECT to exclude pulmonary embolism were clinically diagnosed with CPE and 7, with AILD. We compared the mean CT value on monochromatic images at 65 keV and iodine concentration on iodine density images between the affected and normal areas...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701978/academic-achievement-in-physics-chemistry-the-predictive-effect-of-attitudes-and-reasoning-abilities
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Paulo N Vilia, Adelinda A Candeias, António S Neto, Maria Da Glória S Franco, Madalena Melo
Science education plays a critical role as political priority due to its fundamental importance in engaging students to pursue technological careers considered essential in modern societies, in order to face scientific development challenges. High-level achievement on science education and positive attitudes toward science constitutes a crucial challenge for formal education. Several studies indicate close relationships between students' attitudes, cognitive abilities, and academic achievement. The main purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of student's attitudes toward the school discipline of Physics and Chemistry and their reasoning abilities on academic achievement on that school subject, among Portuguese 9th grade students using the data collected during the Project Academic Performance and Development: a longitudinal study on the effects of school transitions in Portuguese students (PTDC/CPE-CED/104884/2008)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701919/amyloid-%C3%AE-impairs-vesicular-secretion-in-neuronal-and-astrocyte-peptidergic-transmission
#5
Virginia Plá, Neus Barranco, Esther Pozas, Fernando Aguado
Regulated secretion of neuropeptides and neurotrophic factors critically modulates function and plasticity of synapses and circuitries. It is believed that rising amyloid-β (Aβ) concentrations, synaptic dysfunction and network disorganization underlie early phases of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, we analyze the impact of soluble Aβ1-42 assemblies on peptidergic secretion in cortical neurons and astrocytes. We show that neurons and astrocytes differentially produce and release carboxypeptidase E (CPE) and secretogranin III (SgIII), two dense-core vesicle (DCV) markers belonging to the regulated secretory pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699652/imp-6-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-bacteremia-successfully-treated-with-amikacin-meropenem-in-two-patients
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Ichiro Nakakura, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Kota Sakakura, Kaori Imanishi, Kazuyuki Hirota, Yasuaki Shimatani, Tomoko Uehira, Shoji Nakamori, Rumi Sako, Toshiyuki Doi, Kunio Yamazaki
Infections caused by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Although CPE infections can be fatal, few reports in the literature have described effective and successful treatments for infectious diseases caused by several types of IMP CPE, and, to our knowledge, no reports have described the successful treatment of IMP-6 CPE infections. We describe two patients who developed bacteremia caused by IMP-6 CPE after surgery for cancer that were successfully treated with amikacin plus high-dose, prolonged-infusion meropenem...
July 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699639/loss-of-mtorc1-signalling-impairs-%C3%AE-cell-homeostasis-and-insulin-processing
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Manuel Blandino-Rosano, Rebecca Barbaresso, Margarita Jimenez-Palomares, Nadejda Bozadjieva, Joao Pedro Werneck-de-Castro, Masayuki Hatanaka, Raghavendra G Mirmira, Nahum Sonenberg, Ming Liu, Markus A Rüegg, Michael N Hall, Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi
Deregulation of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) signalling increases the risk for metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Here we show that β-cell-specific loss of mTORC1 causes diabetes and β-cell failure due to defects in proliferation, autophagy, apoptosis and insulin secretion by using mice with conditional (βraKO) and inducible (MIP-βraKO(f/f)) raptor deletion. Through genetic reconstitution of mTORC1 downstream targets, we identify mTORC1/S6K pathway as the mechanism by which mTORC1 regulates β-cell apoptosis, size and autophagy, whereas mTORC1/4E-BP2-eIF4E pathway regulates β-cell proliferation...
July 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696704/polymer-rich-composite-electrolytes-for-all-solid-state-li-s-cells
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Xabier Judez, Heng Zhang, Chunmei Li, Gebrekidan Gebresilassie Eshetu, Yan Zhang, José Antonio González-Marcos, Michel Armand, Lide Mercedez Rodriguez-Martinez
Polymer-rich composite electrolytes with lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide/poly(ethylene oxide) (LiFSI/PEO) containing either Li-ion conducting glass ceramic (LICGC) or inorganic Al2O3 fillers are investigated in all solid-state Li-S cells. In the presence of the fillers, the ionic conductivity of the composite polymer electrolytes (CPEs) does not increase compared to the plain LiFSI/PEO electrolyte at various tested temperatures. The CPE with Al2O3 fillers improves the stability of Li/electrolyte interphase, while the Li-S cell with LICGC-based CPE delivers high sulfur utilization of 1111 mAh g-1 and areal capacity of 1...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696500/development-of-a-silicon-diode-detector-for-skin-dosimetry-in-radiotherapy
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Nikolina Vicoroski, Anthony Espinoza, Mitchell Duncan, Bradley Michael Oborn, Martin Carolan, Peter Metcalfe, David Menichelli, Vladimir L Perevertaylo, Michael L F Lerch, Anatoly B Rosenfeld, Marco Petasecca
PURPOSE: The aim of in-vivo skin dosimetry is to measure the absorbed dose to the skin during radiotherapy, when treatment planning calculations cannot be relied on. It is of particularly importance in hypo-fractionated stereotactic modalities, where excessive dose can lead to severe skin toxicity. Currently commercial diodes for such applications are with water equivalent depths ranging from 0.5 to 0.8 mm. In this study, we investigate a new detector for skin dosimetry based on a silicon epitaxial diode, referred to as the skin diode...
July 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693493/comparison-of-in-house-and-commercial-real-time-pcr-based-carbapenemase-gene-detection-methods-in-enterobacteriaceae-and-non-fermenting-gram-negative-bacterial-isolates
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M Smiljanic, M Kaase, P Ahmad-Nejad, B Ghebremedhin
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemase-producing gram-negative bacteria are increasing globally and have been associated with outbreaks in hospital settings. Thus, the accurate detection of these bacteria in infections is mandatory for administering the adequate therapy and infection control measures. This study aimed to establish and evaluate a multiplex real-time PCR assay for the simultaneous detection of carbapenemase gene variants in gram-negative rods and to compare the performance with a commercial RT-PCR assay (Check-Direct CPE)...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692063/inflammation-dependent-cerebrospinal-fluid-hypersecretion-by-the-choroid-plexus-epithelium-in-posthemorrhagic-hydrocephalus
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Jason K Karimy, Jinwei Zhang, David B Kurland, Brianna Carusillo Theriault, Daniel Duran, Jesse A Stokum, Charuta Gavankar Furey, Xu Zhou, M Shahid Mansuri, Julio Montejo, Alberto Vera, Michael L DiLuna, Eric Delpire, Seth L Alper, Murat Gunel, Volodymyr Gerzanich, Ruslan Medzhitov, J Marc Simard, Kristopher T Kahle
The choroid plexus epithelium (CPE) secretes higher volumes of fluid (cerebrospinal fluid, CSF) than any other epithelium and simultaneously functions as the blood-CSF barrier to gate immune cell entry into the central nervous system. Posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH), an expansion of the cerebral ventricles due to CSF accumulation following intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), is a common disease usually treated by suboptimal CSF shunting techniques. PHH is classically attributed to primary impairments in CSF reabsorption, but little experimental evidence supports this concept...
July 10, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689679/non-invasive-mechanical-ventilation-versus-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-relating-to-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Alberto Belenguer-Muncharaz, Lidón Mateu-Campos, Rubén González-Luís, Bárbara Vidal-Tegedor, Amparo Ferrándiz-Sellés, Joaquín Árguedas-Cervera, Susana Altaba-Tena, Patricia Casero-Roig, Ester Moreno-Clarí
BACKGROUND: To compare the application of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) versus continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the treatment of patients with cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: In a prospective, randomized, controlled study performed in an ICU, patients with CPE were assigned to NIV (n=56) or CPAP (n=54). Primary outcome was intubation rate. Secondary outcomes included duration of ventilation, length of ICU and hospital stay, improvement of gas exchange, complications, ICU and hospital mortality, and 28-day mortality...
July 6, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676847/in-cell-western-assays-to-evaluate-hantaan-virus-replication-as-a-novel-approach-to-screen-antiviral-molecules-and-detect-neutralizing-antibody-titers
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Hong-Wei Ma, Wei Ye, He-Song Chen, Tie-Jian Nie, Lin-Feng Cheng, Liang Zhang, Pei-Jun Han, Xing-An Wu, Zhi-Kai Xu, Ying-Feng Lei, Fang-Lin Zhang
Hantaviruses encompass rodent-borne zoonotic pathogens that cause severe hemorrhagic fever disease with high mortality rates in humans. Detection of infectious virus titer lays a solid foundation for virology and immunology researches. Canonical methods to assess viral titers rely on visible cytopathic effects (CPE), but Hantaan virus (HTNV, the prototype hantavirus) maintains a relatively sluggish life cycle and does not produce CPE in cell culture. Here, an in-cell Western (ICW) assay was utilized to rapidly measure the expression of viral proteins in infected cells and to establish a novel approach to detect viral titers...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674211/effects-of-soluble-cpe-on-glioma-cell-migration-are-associated-with-mtor-activation-and-enhanced-glucose-flux
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Elena I Ilina, Angela Armento, Leticia Garea Sanchez, Marina Reichlmeir, Yannick Braun, Cornelia Penski, David Capper, Felix Sahm, Lukas Jennewein, Patrick N Harter, Sven Zukunft, Ingrid Fleming, Dorothea Schulte, Francois Le Guerroué, Christian Behrends, Michael W Ronellenfitsch, Ulrike Naumann, Michel Mittelbronn
Carboxypeptidase E (CPE) has recently been described as a multifunctional protein that regulates proliferation, migration and survival in several tumor entities. In glioblastoma (GBM), the most malignant primary brain tumor, secreted CPE (sCPE) was shown to modulate tumor cell migration. In our current study, we aimed at clarifying the underlying molecular mechanisms regulating anti-migratory as well as novel metabolic effects of sCPE in GBM. Here we show that sCPE activates mTORC1 signaling in glioma cells detectable by phosphorylation of its downstream target RPS6...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668692/wastewater-is-a-reservoir-for-clinically-relevant-carbapenemase-and-16s-rrna-methylase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Katrin Zurfluh, Claudia Bagutti, Peter Brodmann, Monica Alt, Jürg Schulze, Séamus Fanning, Roger Stephan, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen
The aim of the study was to evaluate wastewater for carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and 16S rRNA methylase producing Gram negative bacteria (MPB), and to assess their occurrence following wastewater treatment. Wastewater samples were collected between June 2015 and March 2016 in the sewage network of the city of Basel from sites located before and after influx of wastewater from the hospital into the sewage network. Samples were also obtained from the influent and from the effluent of the receiving wastewater treatment plant...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666220/mno-doped-sno2-nanocatalysts-activation-of-wide-band-gap-semiconducting-nanomaterials-towards-visible-light-induced-photoelectrocatalytic-water-oxidation
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Dipyaman Mohanta, Koushik Barman, Sk Jasimuddin, Md Ahmaruzzaman
Semiconducting nanomaterials are very important by means of their stability and wide band gap tunability. Visible light induced photoelectrocatalytic water oxidation based on these material are challenging as they have large band gap energies. Herein, we report that MnO doping can activate wide band gap semiconductors like SnO2 towards visible light induced water oxidation. Rutile SnO2 nanoparticles (band gap 3.6eV), usually absorbing at UV region, was capable of harvesting visible light when doped with MnO thereby minimizing the energy requirement for photoelctrocatalytic water splitting...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656234/carboxypeptidase-e-transmits-its-anti-migratory-function-in-glioma-cells-via-transcriptional-regulation-of-cell-architecture-and-motility-regulating-factors
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Angela Armento, Elena I Ilina, Tony Kaoma, Arnaud Muller, Laurent Vallar, Simone P Niclou, Marcel A Krüger, Michel Mittelbronn, Ulrike Naumann
Glioblastoma (GBM), the most frequent and aggressive malignant primary brain tumor, is characterized by a highly invasive growth. In our previous study we showed that overexpression of Carboxypeptidase E (CPE) mitigated glioma cell migration. In the present study we aimed at deciphering the regulatory mechanisms of the secreted form of CPE (sCPE). By transcriptome analysis and inhibition of signaling pathways involved in the regulation of cell growth and motility, we discovered that overexpression of sCPE was accompanied by differential regulation of mRNAs connected to the motility-associated networks, among others FAK, PAK, Cdc42, integrin, STAT3 as well as TGF-β...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649567/effect-of-dark-chocolate-extracts-on-phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate-induced-oxidative-burst-in-leukocytes-isolated-by-normo-weight-and-overweight-obese-subjects
#18
Francesca Ioannone, Giampiero Sacchetti, Mauro Serafini
Oxidative and inflammatory stress represents a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in overweight and obese subjects. Between the different plant foods, chocolate has been shown to decrease CVD risk due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, as we recently showed in epidemiological studies, meta-analyses, and human trials, dietary antioxidants resulted more effective in subjects characterized by an ongoing oxidative stress, than in healthy people. Aim of this work was to investigate the effect of different concentrations of chocolate phenolic extract (CPE) on in vitro free radical production, stimulated by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), in leukocytes extracted from blood of normo-weight and overweight/obese subjects...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639165/molecular-characterization-of-intestinal-carriage-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-among-inpatients-at-two-iranian-university-hospitals-first-report-of-co-production-of-bla-ndm-7-and-bla-oxa-48
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H Solgi, F Badmasti, Z Aminzadeh, C G Giske, M Pourahmad, F Vaziri, S A Havaei, F Shahcheraghi
Gastrointestinal colonization of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) could serve as a reservoir for the transmission of these pathogens in the clinical setting. The aim of this study was to investigate the intestinal carriage of CRE and to analyze risk factors for CRE carriage. Rectal swabs were collected from 95 patients at two Iranian university hospitals. CRE screening was performed using selective media (CHROMagar and MacConkey agar). Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect carbapenemase-encoding genes...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631392/-detection-of-negative-and-positive-rna-strand-of-poliovirus-sabin-1-and-echovirus-e19-by-a-stem-loop-reverse-transcription-pcr
#20
A Fikatas, T G Dimitriou, Z Kyriakopoulou, G Moschonas, G D Amoutzias, D Mossialos, C Gartzonika, S Levidiotou-Stefanou, P Markoulatos
In this report a strand specific RT-PCR was established for the detection of the replicative negative RNA strand of poliovirus sabin 1 (Sabin1) and Echovirus 19 (E19) strains. The key for the successful conduction of the assay was the use of a specific reverse transcription primer targeting the 5'-UTR of enteroviruses that consisted of a stem-loop structure at the 5'-end and an enteroviral-specific sequence at the 3'-end. The stem loop RT-PCR was found to be an accurate and sensitive method, detecting even 10(-2) CCID50 of poliovirus sabin 1 (Sabin1) and E19 strains 6(h) post infection (p...
June 20, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
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