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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922077/mast-cell-phenotype-tnf%C3%AE-expression-and-degranulation-status-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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A Shikotra, C M Ohri, R H Green, D A Waller, P Bradding
Mast cell infiltration of tumour islets represents a survival advantage in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The phenotype and activation status of these mast cells is unknown. We investigated the mast cell phenotype in terms of protease content (tryptase-only [MCT], tryptase + chymase [MCTC]) and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) expression, and extent of degranulation, in NSCLC tumour stroma and islets. Surgically resected tumours from 24 patients with extended survival (ES; mean survival 86.5 months) were compared with 25 patients with poor survival (PS; mean survival 8...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921279/biocompatibility-of-fluids-for-multiphase-drops-in-drops-microfluidics
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Aishah Prastowo, Alexander Feuerborn, Peter R Cook, Edmond J Walsh
This paper addresses the biocompatibility of fluids and surfactants in the context of microfluidics and more specifically in a drops-in-drops system for mammalian cell based drug screening. In the drops-in-drops approach, three immiscible fluids are used to manipulate the flow of aqueous microliter-sized drops; it enables merging of drops containing cells with drops containing drugs within a Teflon tube. Preliminary tests showed that a commonly-used fluid and surfactant combination resulted in significant variability in gene expression levels in Jurkat cells after exposure to a drug for four hours...
December 2016: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921275/preoperative-characteristics-of-the-p-r-o-s-t-a-t-e-scores-a-novel-predictive-tool-for-the-risk-of-positive-surgical-margin-after-radical-prostatectomy
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Ben Xu, Cheng Luo, Qian Zhang, Jie Jin
OBJECTIVES: To propose a novel scoring system to predict the risk of positive surgical margin (PSM) after radical prostatectomy (RP) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight reproducible variables available from preoperative characteristics of PCa patients were measured: PSA level (P), ratio of positive biopsy needles (R), obesity (O), scores of Gleason (S), T stage by preoperative MRI scan (T), age (A), tumor volume (T) and experience of the surgeon (E)...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921217/don-t-make-me-angry-you-wouldn-t-like-me-when-i-m-angry-volitional-choices-to-act-or-inhibit-are-modulated-by-subliminal-perception-of-emotional-faces
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Jim Parkinson, Sarah Garfinkel, Hugo Critchley, Zoltan Dienes, Anil K Seth
Volitional action and self-control-feelings of acting according to one's own intentions and in being control of one's own actions-are fundamental aspects of human conscious experience. However, it is unknown whether high-level cognitive control mechanisms are affected by socially salient but nonconscious emotional cues. In this study, we manipulated free choice decisions to act or withhold an action by subliminally presenting emotional faces: In a novel version of the Go/NoGo paradigm, participants made speeded button-press responses to Go targets, withheld responses to NoGo targets, and made spontaneous, free choices to execute or withhold the response for Choice targets...
December 5, 2016: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921145/compressive-loading-of-the-murine-tibia-reveals-site-specific-micro-scale-differences-in-adaptation-and-maturation-rates-of-bone
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I Bergström, J G Kerns, A E Törnqvist, C Perdikouri, N Mathavan, A Koskela, H B Henriksson, J Tuukkanen, G Andersson, H Isaksson, A E Goodship, S H Windahl
: Loading increases bone mass and strength in a site-specific manner; however, possible effects of loading on bone matrix composition have not been evaluated. Site-specific structural and material properties of mouse bone were analyzed on the macro- and micro/molecular scale in the presence and absence of axial loading. The response of bone to load is heterogeneous, adapting at molecular, micro-, and macro-levels. INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease resulting in reduced bone mineral density, structure, and strength...
December 5, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920741/inducing-proactive-control-shifts-in-the-ax-cpt
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Corentin Gonthier, Brooke N Macnamara, Michael Chow, Andrew R A Conway, Todd S Braver
The Dual Mechanisms of Control (DMC) account (Braver, 2012) proposes two distinct mechanisms of cognitive control, proactive and reactive. This account has been supported by a large number of studies using the AX-CPT paradigm that have demonstrated not only between-group differences, but also within-subjects variability in the use of the two control mechanisms. Yet there has been little investigation of task manipulations that can experimentally modulate the use of proactive control in healthy young adults; such manipulations could be useful to better understand the workings of cognitive control mechanisms...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920663/asd-and-genetic-associations-with-receptors-for-oxytocin-and-vasopressin-avpr1a-avpr1b-and-oxtr
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Sunday M Francis, Soo-Jeong Kim, Emily Kistner-Griffin, Stephen Guter, Edwin H Cook, Suma Jacob
Background: There are limited treatments available for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Studies have reported significant associations between the receptor genes of oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP) and ASD diagnosis, as well as ASD-related phenotypes. Researchers have also found the manipulation of these systems affects social and repetitive behaviors, core characteristics of ASD. Consequently, research involving the oxytocin/vasopressin pathways as intervention targets has increased. Therefore, further examination into the relationship between these neuropeptides and ASD was undertaken...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920617/chiropractic-identity-a-neurological-professional-and-political-assessment
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Anthony L Rosner
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to propose a focused assessment of the identity of chiropractic and its profession, triangulating multiple viewpoints converging upon various aspects and definitions of neurology, manual medicine, and alternative or mainstream medicine. DISCUSSION: Over 120 years since its inception, chiropractic has struggled to achieve an identity for which its foundations could provide optimal health care. Despite recognition of the benefits of spinal manipulation in various government guidelines, advances in US military and Veterans Administration, and persistently high levels of patient satisfaction, the chiropractic profession remains underrepresented in most discussions of health care delivery...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920613/core-and-complementary-chiropractic-lowering-barriers-to-patient-utilization-of-services
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John J Triano, Marion McGregor
OBJECTIVE: The use of chiropractic services has stalled while interest in accessing manipulation services is rising. The purpose of this paper is to consider this dilemma in the context of the dynamics of professional socialization, surveys of public attitudes, and a potential strategic action. DISCUSSION: This is a reflection work grounded in the literature on professional socialization and the attitudes held regarding chiropractic in modern society, to include its members, and in original data on training programs...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920582/surgeons-early-experience-with-the-acessa%C3%A2-procedure-gaining-proficiency-with-new-technology
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Kelli M Braun, Mark Sheridan, Erin Z Latif, Lexy Regush, Anet Maksymowicz, Laura Weins, Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Nerissa Tyson, Marilyn J Davidson, Barry H Sanders
PURPOSE: Successful adoption of a new surgical procedure varies among practicing surgeons, and skill acquisition depends on the surgeon's innate ability, the complexity of the technique, and training. We report intraoperative and near-term postoperative outcomes from the Acessa procedure conducted by minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons new to Acessa, and report the surgeons' experiences during the training period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was designed as a postmarket, prospective, single-arm, multicenter analysis of operative and early postoperative outcomes after proctored surgical training with the Acessa device and procedure (laparoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation of symptomatic fibroids) in premenopausal, menstruating women as conducted in community and university hospitals in the USA and Canada...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920433/polarization-conversion-when-focusing-cylindrically-polarized-vortex-beams
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Alexey P Porfirev, Andrey V Ustinov, Svetlana N Khonina
Currently, cylindrical beams with radial or azimuthal polarization are being used successfully for the optical manipulation of micro- and nano-particles as well as in microscopy, lithography, nonlinear optics, materials processing, and telecommunication applications. The creation of these laser beams is carried out using segmented polarizing plates, subwavelength gratings, interference, or light modulators. Here, we demonstrate the conversion of cylindrically polarized laser beams from a radial to an azimuthal polarization, or vice versa, by introducing a higher-order vortex phase singularity...
December 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920147/accumbens-nnos-interneurons-regulate-cocaine-relapse
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Alexander C W Smith, Michael D Scofield, Jasper A Heinsbroek, Cassandra D Gipson, Daniela Neuhofer, Doug J Roberts-Wolfe, Sade Spencer, Neringa M Stankeviciute, Rachel Smith, Nicholas P Allen, Melissa R Lorang, William C Griffin, Heather A Boger, Peter W Kalivas
: Relapse to drug use can be initiated by drug-associated cues. The intensity of cue-induced relapse is correlated with the induction of transient synaptic potentiation (t-SP) at glutamatergic synapses on medium spiny neurons (MSNs) in the nucleus accumbens core (NAcore), and requires spillover of glutamate from prefrontal cortical afferents. We used a rodent self-administration/reinstatement model of relapse to show that cue-induced t-SP and reinstated cocaine-seeking result from glutamate spillover initiating a metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5)-dependent increase in nitric oxide (NO) production...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919821/specific-micrornas-comparisons-in-hypoxia-and-morphine-preconditioning-against-hypoxia-reoxgenation-injury-with-and-without-heart-failure
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Hai-Juan Zhu, Zheng-Yi Han, Shu-Fang He, Shi-Yun Jin, Shi-Jin Xu, Xiang-Dong Fang, Ye Zhang
AIMS: Ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury is an inevitable event arising during the cardiovascular diseases development and the process of potent surgical treatments. microRNAs (miRNAs) are critical regulators of multiple cell processes including I/R injury. The present study aims to quantify miRNA alterations and regulated genes upon hypoxia-reoxygenation (H/R) injury in a rat heart failure model comparing with normal cardiomyocytes. MAIN METHODS: Chronic heart failure was established by injecting doxorubicin (2mg/kg/week) for 6weeks, then H/R was performed on primary cultured cardiomyocytes isolated from normal and failed heart...
December 2, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919800/increasing-the-fidelity-of-noncanonical-amino-acid-incorporation-in-cell-free-protein-synthesis
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Qinglei Gan, Chenguang Fan
BACKGROUND: Cell-free protein synthesis provides a robust platform for co-translational incorporation of noncanonical amino acid (ncAA) into proteins to facilitate biological studies and biotechnological applications. Recently, eliminating the activity of release factor 1 has been shown to increase ncAA incorporation in response to amber codons. However, this approach could promote mis-incorporation of canonical amino acids by near cognate suppression. METHODS: We performed a facile protocol to remove near cognate tRNA isoacceptors of the amber codon from total tRNAs, and used the phosphoserine (Sep) incorporation system as validation...
December 2, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919729/noradrenergic-modulation-of-evoked-dopamine-release-and-ph-shift-in-the-mouse-dorsal-hippocampus-and-ventral-striatum
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Adam Z Weitemier, Thomas J McHugh
Rapid monoamine release in the dorsal hippocampus is not well characterized, despite its postulated role in modulating fast hippocampal circuit dynamics. We measured monoamine release in the dorsal hippocampus upon stimulation of the ventral tegmental area (VTA) with fast-scan cyclic voltammetry in anesthetized norepinephrine-depleted and non-depleted mice. Within the hippocampus, norepinephrine depletion altered the ability of α2 adrenergic compounds and transporter blockers to modulate the small, evoked monoamine signal...
December 2, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919711/epigenetic-dysfunctional-diseases-and-therapy-for-infection-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Saheli Samanta, Sheeja Rajasingh, Thuy Cao, Buddhadeb Dawn, Johnson Rajasingh
Even though the discovery of the term 'epigenetics' was in the 1940s, it has recently become one of the most promising and expanding fields to unravel the gene expression pattern in several diseases. The most well studied example is cancer, but other diseases like metabolic disorders, autism, or inflammation-associated diseases such as lung injury, autoimmune disease, asthma, and type-2 diabetes display aberrant gene expression and epigenetic regulation during their occurrence. The change in the epigenetic pattern of a gene may also alter gene function because of a change in the DNA status...
December 2, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919684/neuroprotective-effects-of-mir-27a-against-traumatic-brain-injury-via-suppressing-foxo3a-mediated-neuronal-autophagy
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Liqian Sun, Manman Zhao, Yan Wang, Aihua Liu, Ming Lv, Youxiang Li, Xinjian Yang, Zhongxue Wu
MicroRNA-27a (miR-27a) has been reported to be a brain-specific miRNA and aberrantly expressed in the brain suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI). The present study is designed to investigate the potential role and molecular mechanism of miR-27a in the pathogenesis of TBI. The level of miR-27a in brain was manipulated by intracerebroventricular injection of lentiviral-encoding miR-27a before TBI induction. Real-time PCR was used to detected miR-27a and Forkhead box O3a (FoxO3a) levels in the hippocampus...
December 2, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919637/critical-hand-ischemia-treatment-via-orbital-atherectomy-a-single-center-observational-retrospective-analysis
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Abdul Bahro, Zsuzsanna Igyarto, Brad Martinsen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Critical hand ischemia (CHI) can be devastating and may result in amputation. Distal vessel calcification has been shown to be a major factor in causing CHI. Atherectomy in the upper extremities is not typically considered due to the small anatomy; however, the Diamondback 360° Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) (Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.) can access treatment areas with a reference vessel diameter of 1.5mm. METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective, observational, single center (Merit Health Center, Jackson, MS) analysis of 11 CHI patients with calcific disease of the radial artery treated with orbital atherectomy (OAS) was completed...
October 29, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919291/a-survey-of-straw-use-and-tail-biting-in-swedish-pig-farms-rearing-undocked-pigs
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Torun Wallgren, Rebecka Westin, Stefan Gunnarsson
BACKGROUND: Tail biting is a common problem in intensive pig farming, affecting both welfare and production. Although routine tail docking is banned within the EU, it remains a common practice to prevent tail biting. Straw as environmental enrichment has been proposed as an alternative to tail docking, but its effectiveness against tail biting and function in manure handling systems have to be considered. The aim of the study was to survey how pigs with intact tails are raised and how tail biting is handled in Sweden, where tail docking is banned through national legislation...
December 5, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919189/a-review-on-interleukins-the-key-manipulators-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jatin Sharma, Sutonuka Bhar, Subathra Devi C
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease associated with weakening of bones and joint pain. It primarily involves autoimmunity, matrix destruction, osteoclastogenesis, inflammation, and angiogenesis. Numerous cellular and humoral components of the immune system are involved in the etiology of diseases, however, the cardinal part is played by the inter-cellular signaling messengers called cytokines. Interleukins is a vaguely defined sub-class of cytokines that are abundantly found in the RA patients...
December 6, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
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