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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654679/increased-risk-of-thyroid-diseases-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-korea
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Jae-Seung Yun, Jung Min Bae, Ki-Jo Kim, Yu Seok Jung, Gyong Moon Kim, Hyung-Rae Kim, Jun-Seok Lee, Seung-Hyun Ko, Seon-Ah Cha, Yu-Bae Ahn
We investigated the association between autoimmune thyroid disease and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using nationwide insurance claims data for the entire Korean population. Claims data for the period 2009-2013 were retrieved from the National Health Insurance System database. SLE and thyroid disease were identified using the International Classification of Diseases codes and medication information. Logistic regression analyses were used to evaluate the association between SLE and thyroid disease. The study used records from 17,495 patients with SLE and 52,485 age- and sex-matched control subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653811/biochemical-characterization-of-medaka-oryzias-latipes-orthologue-for-mammalian-factor-xiii-and-establishment-of-gene-edited-mutant
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Rima Horimizu, Ryota Ogawa, Yuko Watanabe, Hideki Tatsukawa, Masato Kinoshita, Hisashi Hashimoto, Kiyotaka Hitomi
At the final process of blood coagulation, fibrin molecules are stabilized via a catalytic reaction by Factor XIIIA (FXIIIA), one of the family members of transglutaminase (TGase) that catalyzes protein cross-linking reactions. In this study, we characterized the orthologue of this enzyme in medaka (Oryzias latipes), an established model fish in which a coagulation system is also preserved. The recombinant protein of this orthologue enzyme was produced in baculovirus-infected insect cells and used for biochemical property analysis including activation by thrombin-proteolysis and calcium-dependence of the TGase enzymatic activity...
June 27, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651788/mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-independent-antidepressant-effects-of-r-ketamine-in-a-social-defeat-stress-model
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Chun Yang, Qian Ren, Youge Qu, Ji-Chun Zhang, Min Ma, Chao Dong, Kenji Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: The role of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in the antidepressant effects of ketamine is controversial. In addition to mTOR, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) is a key signaling molecule in prominent pathways that regulate protein synthesis. (R)-Ketamine has a greater potency and longer-lasting antidepressant effects than (S)-ketamine. Here we investigated whether mTOR signaling and ERK signaling play a role in the antidepressant effects of two enantiomers...
May 31, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649604/combined-immunotherapy-with-anti-insulin-resistance-therapy-as-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-against-neurodegenerative-diseases
#4
Yoshiki Takamatsu, Gilbert Ho, Wakako Koike, Shuei Sugama, Takato Takenouchi, Masaaki Waragai, Jianshe Wei, Kazunari Sekiyama, Makoto Hashimoto
Protein aggregation is a pathological hallmark of and may play a central role in the neurotoxicity in age-associated neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Accordingly, inhibiting aggregation of amyloidogenic proteins, including amyloid β and α-synuclein, has been a main therapeutic target for these disorders. Among various strategies, amyloid β immunotherapy has been extensively investigated in Alzheimer's disease, followed by similar studies of α-synuclein in Parkinson's disease...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647629/histological-analysis-of-a-new-route-after-subintimal-crural-angioplasty
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Daijirou Akamatsu, Fumiyoshi Fujisima, Hitoshi Goto, Munetaka Hashimoto, Ken Tsuchida, Keiichirou Kawamura, Yuta Tajima, Michihisa Umetsu, Syunya Suzuki, Takashi Kamei
BACKGROUND: Subintimal angioplasty is an alternative approach in treating critical limb ischemia with crural artery disease. However, route or location of the newly created channel is not understood. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital with ischemic gangrene of the right big toe. We performed endovascular treatment because he was a poor candidate for bypass surgery. The posterior tibial artery was treated using subintimal angioplasty, though it resulted in early occlusion...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646149/crucial-role-of-4-deoxy-l-erythro-5-hexoseulose-uronate-reductase-for-alginate-utilization-revealed-by-adaptive-evolution-in-engineered-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Fumiya Matsuoka, Makoto Hirayama, Takayuki Kashihara, Hideki Tanaka, Wataru Hashimoto, Kousaku Murata, Shigeyuki Kawai
In brown macroalgae, alginate and D-mannitol are promising carbohydrates for biorefinery. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is widely used as a microbial cell factory, but this budding yeast is unable to utilize either alginate or D-mannitol. Alginate can be depolymerized by both endo-type and exo-type alginate lyases, yielding a monouronate, 4-deoxy-L-erythro-5-hexoseulose uronate (DEH), a key intermediate in the metabolism of alginate. Here, we constructed engineered two S. cerevisiae strains that are able to utilize both DEH and D-mannitol on two different strain backgrounds, and we also improved their aerobic growth in a DEH liquid medium through adaptive evolution...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645837/residual-ethylene-glycol-and-dimethyl-sulphoxide-concentration-in-human-ovarian-tissue-during-warming-thawing-steps-following-cryopreservation
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Yusuke Nakamura, Ryuichiro Obata, Noriyuki Okuyama, Nobuya Aono, Tomoko Hashimoto, Koichi Kyono
There have been 60 births after transplantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue: 58 using the slow freezing method, and two using the vitrification method. DMSO and EG are widely used as cryoprotectants. However DMSO is a known epimutagen, and EG has been reported to be toxic in high concentrations. In this study, we measured residual DMSO and EG in ovarian tissue after vitrification and slow freezing. Cryoprotectants remained at a high concentration in the vitrified/warmed ovarian tissue just before transplantation (DMSO: 9...
June 6, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645611/activation-of-central-nesfatin-1-nucb2-after-intraperitoneally-administered-cisplatin-in-rats
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Yasuki Akiyama, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Kazuaki Nishimura, Haruki Nishimura, Satomi Sonoda, Hiromichi Ueno, Yasuhito Mitojima, Reiko Saito, Takashi Maruyama, Yuki Nonaka, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Yasuhito Uezono, Keiji Hirata, Yoichi Ueta
Cisplatin, known as an anticancer drug, has been widely used; however, diverse disadvantageous side effects, including appetite loss, afflict patients. Nesfatin-1/NucB2, discovered as an anorexic neuropeptide, is broadly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral organ. In the present study, we examined the effects of intraperitoneally (i.p.) administered cisplatin on central nesfatin-1/NucB2. Saline, as control, or cisplatin (6 mg/kg dissolved in saline) was i.p. administered in adult male Wistar rats (180-220 g)...
June 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642305/-the-burden-of-severe-asthma-in-childhood-and-adolescence-results-from-the-paediatric-u-biopred-cohorts-louise-fleming-clare-murray-aruna-t-bansal-simone-hashimoto-hans-bisgaard-andrew-bush-urs-frey-gunilla-hedlin-florian-singer-wim-m-van-aalderen-nadja-h-vissing
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642304/-clinical-and-inflammatory-characteristics-of-the-european-u-biopred-adult-severe-asthma-cohort-dominick-e-shaw-ana-r-sousa-stephen-j-fowler-louise-j-fleming-graham-roberts-julie-corfield-ioannis-pandis-aruna-t-bansal-elisabeth-h-bel-charles-auffray-chris-h
#10
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642083/colorectal-surgery-and-enhanced-recovery-impact-of-a-simulation-based-care-pathway-training-curriculum
#11
L Beyer-Berjot, P Pucher, V Patel, D A Hashimoto, P Ziprin, S Berdah, A Darzi, R Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: The aim was to determine whether a simulation-based care pathway approach (CPA) curriculum could improve compliance for enhanced recovery programs (ERP), and residents' participation in laparoscopic colorectal surgery (LCS). Indeed, trainee surgeons have limited access to LCS as primary operator, and ERP have improved patients' outcomes in colorectal surgery (CS). METHODS: All residents of our department were trained in a simulation-based CPA: perioperative training consisted in virtual patients built according to guidelines in both ERP and CS, whilst intraoperative training involved a virtual reality simulator curriculum...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641108/high-speed-and-scalable-whole-brain-imaging-in-rodents-and-primates
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Kaoru Seiriki, Atsushi Kasai, Takeshi Hashimoto, Wiebke Schulze, Misaki Niu, Shun Yamaguchi, Takanobu Nakazawa, Ken-Ichi Inoue, Shiori Uezono, Masahiko Takada, Yuichiro Naka, Hisato Igarashi, Masato Tanuma, James A Waschek, Yukio Ago, Kenji F Tanaka, Atsuko Hayata-Takano, Kazuki Nagayasu, Norihito Shintani, Ryota Hashimoto, Yasuto Kunii, Mizuki Hino, Junya Matsumoto, Hirooki Yabe, Takeharu Nagai, Katsumasa Fujita, Toshio Matsuda, Kazuhiro Takuma, Akemichi Baba, Hitoshi Hashimoto
Subcellular resolution imaging of the whole brain and subsequent image analysis are prerequisites for understanding anatomical and functional brain networks. Here, we have developed a very high-speed serial-sectioning imaging system named FAST (block-face serial microscopy tomography), which acquires high-resolution images of a whole mouse brain in a speed range comparable to that of light-sheet fluorescence microscopy. FAST enables complete visualization of the brain at a resolution sufficient to resolve all cells and their subcellular structures...
June 21, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640879/dual-targeting-of-a-virus-movement-protein-to-er-and-plasma-membrane-subdomains-is-essential-for-plasmodesmata-localization
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Kazuya Ishikawa, Masayoshi Hashimoto, Akira Yusa, Hiroaki Koinuma, Yugo Kitazawa, Osamu Netsu, Yasuyuki Yamaji, Shigetou Namba
Plant virus movement proteins (MPs) localize to plasmodesmata (PD) to facilitate virus cell-to-cell movement. Numerous studies have suggested that MPs use a pathway either through the ER or through the plasma membrane (PM). Furthermore, recent studies reported that ER-PM contact sites and PM microdomains, which are subdomains found in the ER and PM, are involved in virus cell-to-cell movement. However, functional relationship of these subdomains in MP traffic to PD has not been described previously. We demonstrate here the intracellular trafficking of fig mosaic virus MP (MPFMV) using live cell imaging, focusing on its ER-directing signal peptide (SPFMV)...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640109/efficacy-of-levetiracetam-versus-fosphenytoin-for-the-recurrence-of-seizures-after-status-epilepticus
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Kensuke Nakamura, Ryota Inokuchi, Hiroaki Daidoji, Hiromu Naraba, Tomohiro Sonoo, Hideki Hashimoto, Kurato Tokunaga, Takahiro Hiruma, Kent Doi, Naoto Morimura
Benzodiazepines are used as first-line treatments for status epilepticus. Fosphenytoin (FPHT) is recommended for second-line therapy; however, intravenous injection of levetiracetam (LEV) may also be effective against status epilepticus. Herein, we compared the efficacy and safety of LEV as a second-line treatment for status epilepticus with FPHT in Japanese patients.Patients with status epilepticus were selected from the database of the Emergency and Critical Care Center of Hitachi General Hospital. The subjects were patients whose status epilepticus was successfully stopped by diazepam, and in whom FPHT or LEV was administered after diazepam...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639422/medaka-and-zebrafish-contactin1-mutants-as-a-model-for-understanding-neural-circuits-for-motor-coordination
#15
Miki Takeuchi, Chikako Inoue, Akiko Goshima, Yusuke Nagao, Koichi Shimizu, Hiroki Miyamoto, Takashi Shimizu, Hisashi Hashimoto, Shigenobu Yonemura, Atsuo Kawahara, Yutaka Hirata, Masayuki Yoshida, Masahiko Hibi
A spontaneous medaka ro mutant shows abnormal wobbling and rolling swimming behaviors. By positional cloning, we mapped the ro locus to a region containing the gene encoding Contactin1b (Cntn1b), which is an immunoglobulin (Ig)-superfamily domain-containing membrane-anchored protein. The ro mutant had a deletion in the cntn1b gene that introduced a premature stop codon. Furthermore, cntn1b mutants generated by the CRISPR/Cas9 system and trans-heterozygotes of the CRISPR mutant allele and ro had abnormal swimming behavior, indicating that the cntn1b gene was responsible for the ro-mutant phenotype...
June 22, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638801/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-grade-1-patients-followed-up-without-surgery-case-series
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Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Satoshi Kawana, Yuko Hashimoto, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
Among the three grades of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), the prognosis for Grade 1 (G1) with surgery is very good. Therefore, we evaluated the prognoses of pancreatic NET (PNET) G1 patients without surgery. A total of 8 patients who were diagnosed with NET G1, with an observation period of more than 6 mo until surgery or without surgery, were recruited. The patients who underwent surgery were ultimately diagnosed using specimens obtained during the surgery, whereas the patients who did not undergo surgery were diagnosed using specimens obtained by endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638799/bilateral-diffuse-grade-5-radiation-pneumonitis-after-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-localized-lung-cancer
#17
Virginia W Osborn, Andrea Leaf, Anna Lee, Elizabeth Garay, Joseph Safdieh, David Schwartz, David Schreiber
We are reporting a case of fatal radiation pneumonitis that developed six months following chemoradiation for limited stage small cell lung cancer. The patient was a 67-year-old man with a past medical history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and remote suspicion for CREST, neither of which were active in the years leading up to treatment. He received 6600 cGy delivered in 200 cGy daily fractions via intensity modulated radiation therapy with concurrent cisplatin/etoposide followed by additional chemotherapy with dose-reduced cisplatin/etoposide and carboplatin/etoposide and then received prophylactic cranial irradiation...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637939/surgery-of-thymic-tumor-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
#18
Masahiro Yanagiya, Jun Matsumoto, Hirotsugu Hashimoto, Yoshio Suzuki, Hajime Horiuchi
Because a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare congenital malformation in the thoracic venous system, surgery of the thymus in such patients has rarely been reported. We herein present a case involving a 68-year-old woman who was treated for a thymic tumor adhering to a PLSVC. She underwent complete resection of the thymic tumor through median sternotomy with left-sided video-assisted thoracic surgery. Although the tumor was close to the left phrenic nerve, this nerve was safely preserved. The pathological diagnosis was mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the thymus...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636775/role-of-the-tumour-necrosis-factor-like-weak-inducer-of-apoptosis-tweak-fibroblast-growth-factor-inducible-14-fn14-axis-in-autoimmune-thyroid-disease
#19
Shiqiao Peng, Xiaohui Yu, Xuemin Zhao, Xinyi Wang, Xuren Sun, Cheng Han, Zhongyan Shan, Chenyan Li, Weiping Teng
BACKGROUND: TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK), its receptor fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (Fn14) and its scavenger receptor CD163 (sCD163) have known associations with many autoimmune diseases. However, the role of the TWEAK axis in autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the role of the TWEAK-Fn14 axis in the pathogenesis of AITD. METHODS: Serum levels of soluble TWEAK (sTWEAK) and sCD163 were measured in 38 patients with Graves' disease (GD), 40 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), and 40 healthy controls (HCs)...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635216/-ret-ptc-rearrangement-affects-multifocal-formation-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#20
X Zhang, X Su, W C Chen, Y Li, Z Y Yang, W Z Deng, T C Deng, A K Yang
Objective:RET/PTC gene rearrangement can lead to aberrant activation of tyrosine kinase receptors, which is a common mutation in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). This study focuses on the association of RET/PTC rearrangements with PTC clinical factors. Methods: From January 2011 to December 2013, a total of 114 patients with PTC were enrolled in this study. Clinicopathological parameters, lifestyle, and thyroid hormone levels were collected. RET/PTC rearrangements were detected by TaqMan PCR and verified by Sanger sequencing...
June 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
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