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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525897/a-cellular-platform-for-the-evaluation-of-immune-checkpoint-molecules
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Sabrina Jutz, Annika Hennig, Wolfgang Paster, Ömer Asrak, Dejana Dijanovic, Florian Kellner, Winfried F Pickl, Johannes B Huppa, Judith Leitner, Peter Steinberger
Blockade of the T cell coinhibitory molecules CTLA-4 and PD-1 has clinical utility to strengthen T cell responses. In addition to these immune checkpoints an ever-growing number of molecules has been implicated in generating coinhibitory signals in T cells. However, investigating coinhibitory molecules in primary human cells is complicated by the restricted expression and promiscuity of both coinhibitory receptors and their ligands. Here we have evaluated the potential of fluorescence-based transcriptional reporters based on the human Jurkat T cell line in conjunction with engineered T cell stimulator cell lines for investigating coinhibitory pathways...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522250/ppargamma-agonists-rescue-increased-phosphorylation-of-fgf14-at-s226-in-the-tg2576-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Wei-Chun J Hsu, Norelle C Wildburger, Sigmund J Haidacher, Miroslav N Nenov, Oluwarotimi Folorunso, Aditya K Singh, Brent C Chesson, Whitney F Franklin, Ibdanelo Cortez, Rovshan G Sadygov, Kelly T Dineley, Jay S Rudra, Giulio Taglialatela, Cheryl F Lichti, Larry Denner, Fernanda Laezza
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment in humans with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and in animal models of Aβ-pathology can be ameliorated by treatments with the nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARγ) agonists, such as rosiglitazone (RSG). Previously, we demonstrated that in the Tg2576 animal model of AD, RSG treatment rescued cognitive deficits and reduced aberrant activity of granule neurons in the dentate gyrus (DG), an area critical for memory formation...
May 15, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515484/the-complex-tibial-organ-of-the-new-zealand-ground-weta-sensory-adaptations-for-vibrational-signal-detection
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Johannes Strauß, Kathryn Lomas, Laurence H Field
In orthopteran insects, a complex tibial organ has evolved to detect substrate vibrations and/or airborne sound. Species of New Zealand weta (Anostostomatidae) with tympanal ears on the foreleg tibia use this organ to communicate by sound, while in atympanate species (which communicate by substrate drumming) the organ is unstudied. We investigated the complex tibial organ of the atympanate ground weta, Hemiandrus pallitarsis, for vibration detection adaptations. This system contains four sensory components (subgenual organ, intermediate organ, crista acustica homolog, accessory organ) in all legs, together with up to 90 scolopidial sensilla...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515113/force-sensing-catheters-during-pediatric-radiofrequency-ablation-the-federation-study
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Aarti S Dalal, Hoang H Nguyen, Tammy Bowman, George F Van Hare, Jennifer N Avari Silva
BACKGROUND: Based on data from studies of atrial fibrillation ablations, optimal parameters for the TactiCath (TC; St. Jude Medical, Inc) force-sensing ablation catheter are a contact force of 20 g and a force-time integral of 400 g·s for the creation of transmural lesions. We aimed to evaluate TC in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients undergoing ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Comprehensive chart and case reviews were performed from June 2015 to March 2016...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507744/mahaim-accessory-pathways
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Demosthenes G Katritsis, Hein J Wellens, Mark E Josephson
The term Mahaim conduction is conventionally used to describe decrementally conducting connections between the right atrium or the AV node and the right ventricle in or close to the right bundle branch. Although such pathways are rare, their unique properties make their diagnosis and treatment cumbersome. In this article we review the published evidence, and discuss the electrocardiographic and electrophysiological characteristics as well as the anatomy and origin of these fibres.
April 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497860/intermittent-preexcitation-indicates-a-low-risk-accessory-pathway-time-for-a-paradigm-shift
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Marek Jastrzębski, Piotr Kukla, Maciej Pitak, Andrzej Rudziński, Adrian Baranchuk, Danuta Czarnecka
We report three patients with intermittent loss of the preexcitation pattern in the ECG that had undergone an electrophysiological study. Despite apparently poorly conducting accessory pathway (AP), in each case a fast anterograde conduction, either during spontaneous atrial fibrillation or during incremental atrial pacing (on isoproterenol) was documented; shortest preexcited RR intervals of 200-240 ms were observed. We review the literature and conclude that intermittent preexcitation observed on resting 12-lead ECG lacks sufficient specificity for the diagnosis of an AP with long refractory period and cannot be considered a substitute for electrophysiological study in patients with this electrocardiographical phenomenon...
May 12, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497840/risk-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-despite-successful-radiofrequency-ablation-of-accessory-pathway-at-11-years-of-follow-up
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Michał Orczykowski, Piotr Urbanek, Robert Bodalski, Paweł Derejko, Grzegorz Warmiński, Małgorzata Łodyga, Damian Łasocha, Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Maciej Dąbrowski, Paweł Tyczyński, Joanna Zakrzewska-Koperska, Rafał Baranowski, Artur Oręziak, Maciej Sterliński, Maria Bilińska, Łukasz Szumowski
BACKGROUND: Previous reports on patients with radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of accessory pathway (AP) and atrial fibrillation (AF) include only short follow-up periods. The aim of this study was to analyse predictors of recurrence of AF in patients after successful RFCA of APs over long term follow-up periods. METHODS: Of the 1,007 patients who underwent non-pharmacological treatment of Aps ( between the years 1993-2008), data of 100 consecutive patients were retrospectively analyzed (75 men, mean age 43...
May 12, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495309/group-ii-introns-in-wheat-mitochondria-have-degenerate-structural-features-and-varied-splicing-pathways
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Matthew Ngu, Karen Massel, Linda Bonen
Mitochondrial introns in flowering plant genes are virtually all classified as members of the group II ribozyme family although certain structural features have degenerated to varying degrees over evolutionary time. We are interested in the impact that unconventional intron architecture might have on splicing biochemistry in vivo and we have focused in particular on intronic domains V and VI, which for self-splicing introns provide a key component of the catalytic core and the bulged branchpoint adenosine, respectively...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491777/a-simple-method-to-ablate-left-sided-accessory-pathways-in-a-patient-with-coronary-sinus-ostial-atresia-and-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-a-case-report
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Shohei Kataoka, Kenji Enta, Kyoichiro Yazaki, Mitsuru Kahata, Yasuhiro Ishii
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491747/flecainide-induced-incessant-orthodromic-atrioventricular-reentrant-tachycardia-in-wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-uneven-depression-of-accessory-pathway-conduction
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Oscar A Pellizzón, Manlio F Márquez, Mario D González, Sebastián Nannini, Rodolfo Leiva, Antonia Catalano, Pedro Iturralde
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491708/successful-catheter-ablation-using-real-time-ultrasound-assisted-3-d-electroanatomical-mapping-system-for-atrioventricular-accessory-pathway-in-a-1-year-old-girl-with-criss-cross-heart
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Shigeo Watanabe, Yoko Yoshida, Tsugutoshi Suzuki, Yoshihide Nakamura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491704/pre-excited-tachycardia-atrial-tachycardia-with-a-bystander-left-lateral-accessory-pathway
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Jeffrey Munro, Win-Kuang Shen, Komandoor Srivathsan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490633/single-particle-electron-microscopy-structure-of-udp-glucose-glycoprotein-glucosyltransferase-suggests-a-selectivity-mechanism-for-misfolded-proteins
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Daniel Calles-Garcia, Meng Yang, Naoto Soya, Roberto Melero, Marie Ménade, Yukishige Ito, Javier Vargas, Gergely L Lukacs, Justin M Kollman, Guennadi Kozlov, Kalle Gehring
The enzyme UDP-glucose:glycoprotein glucosyltransferase (UGGT) mediates quality control of glycoproteins in the endoplasmic reticulum by attaching glucose to N-linked glycan of misfolded proteins. As a sensor, UGGT ensures that misfolded proteins are recognized by the lectin chaperones and do not leave the secretory pathway. The structure of UGGT and the mechanism of its selectivity for misfolded proteins have been unknown for 25 years. Here, we used negative-stain electron microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering to determine the structure of UGGT from Drosophila melanogaster at 18 Å resolution...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482907/a-conflict-of-interest-the-evolutionary-arms-race-between-mammalian-apobec3-and-lentiviral-vif
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REVIEW
Yusuke Nakano, Hirofumi Aso, Andrew Soper, Eri Yamada, Miyu Moriwaki, Guillermo Juarez-Fernandez, Yoshio Koyanagi, Kei Sato
Apolipoprotein B mRNA editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like 3 (APOBEC3) proteins are mammalian-specific cellular deaminases and have a robust ability to restrain lentivirus replication. To antagonize APOBEC3-mediated antiviral action, lentiviruses have acquired viral infectivity factor (Vif) as an accessory gene. Mammalian APOBEC3 proteins inhibit lentiviral replication by enzymatically inserting G-to-A hypermutations in the viral genome, whereas lentiviral Vif proteins degrade host APOBEC3 via the ubiquitin/proteasome-dependent pathway...
May 8, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476857/apolipoprotein-a-ii-alters-the-proteome-of-human-lipoproteins-and-enhances-cholesterol-efflux-from-abca1
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John T Melchior, Scott E Street, Allison B Andraski, Jeremy D Furtado, Frank M Sacks, Rebecca L Shute, Emily I Greve, Debi K Swertfeger, Hailong Li, Amy S Shah, L Jason Lu, W Sean Davidson
High density lipoproteins (HDL) are a heterogeneous family of particles that vary in size, composition and function. The structure of most HDL is maintained by two scaffold proteins, apolipoprotein (apo)A-I and apoA-II, but up to 95 other accessory proteins have been found associated with the particles. Recent evidence suggests these accessory proteins are distributed across various subspecies and drive specific biological functions. Unfortunately, our understanding of the molecular composition of such subspecies is limited...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475628/control-of-the-induction-of-type-i-interferon-by-peste-des-petits-ruminants-virus
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Beatriz Sanz Bernardo, Stephen Goodbourn, Michael D Baron
Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) is a morbillivirus that produces clinical disease in goats and sheep. We have studied the induction of interferon-β (IFN-β) following infection of cultured cells with wild-type and vaccine strains of PPRV, and the effects of such infection with PPRV on the induction of IFN-β through both MDA-5 and RIG-I mediated pathways. Using both reporter assays and direct measurement of IFN-β mRNA, we have found that PPRV infection induces IFN-β only weakly and transiently, and the virus can actively block the induction of IFN-β...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457235/supraventricular-tachycardia-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-mechanisms-diagnosis-and-clinical-aspects
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REVIEW
Christopher M Janson, Maully J Shah
Supraventricular arrhythmias represent a major source of morbidity in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). Anatomic variants and post-operative changes contribute to a unique electrophysiologic milieu ripe for the development of supraventricular tachycardia. Intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia is the most prevalent mechanism. Atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia is common in lesions associated with accessory pathways. Abnormal anatomy complicates the management of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia...
June 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441823/-evaluation-of-a-low-dose-imaging-protocol-on-radiation-exposure-reduction-in-pediatric-supraventricular-tachycardia-ablation-procedure
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F Wang, Y Lu, C Yuan, J R Bai, H S Yang, L Wu
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and efficiency of a low dose imaging protocol on reducing X-ray dose level in pediatric supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) ablation procedure. Method: Data were collected from 103 patients who underwent catheter ablation for SVT in Children's Hospital of Fudan University from January 2014 to October 2016 in terms of body weight, body surface area (BSA), SVT types, accessory pathway location, fluoroscopy time and the radiation dose (including AIR KERMA and dose area product) in a case observational study...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440361/the-role-of-echocardiography-in-fetal-tachyarrhythmia-diagnosis-a-burden-for-the-pediatric-cardiologist-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Liliana Gozar, Claudiu Marginean, Rodica Toganel, Iolanda Muntean
Supraventricular tachyarrhythmia represents the most frequent fetal dysrhythmia. In the lack of diagnosis and treatment these fetuses may develop hydrops and even death. For the therapeutic approach it is important to establish the diagnosis of the type of supraventricular tachycardia. In this paper we report 29 cases with different types of supraventricular tachycardia in which the diagnosis was established using our own protocol, which allowed us to make the difference between the types of tachycardia (atrioventricular reentry tachycardia due to the accessory pathway, atrial ectopic tachycardia and permanent junctional reciprocal tachycardia)...
April 22, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436586/transesophageal-and-invasive-electrophysiologic-evaluation-in-children-with-wolff-parkinson-white-pattern
#20
Serhat Koca, Feyza Aysenur Pac, Ahmet Vedat Kavurt, Serkan Cay, Ajda Mihcioglu, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloglu
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification for Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) pattern either by non-invasive or invasive tests is important to determine whether an ablation is necessary or not. The aim was to compare non-invasive tests and invasive studies in a pediatric WPW population. METHODS: A total of 71 WPW patients [median age 14 years (IQR 11 - 16 years); 43 male] underwent Holter monitoring, exercise stress test (EST), and transesophageal electrophysiological study (TEEPS)...
April 24, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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