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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646250/assessing-competence-at-a-higher-level-among-older-adults-development-of-the-japan-science-and-technology-agency-index-of-competence-jst-ic
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Hajime Iwasa, Yukie Masui, Hiroki Inagaki, Yuko Yoshida, Hiroyuki Shimada, Rika Otsuka, Kazunori Kikuchi, Kumiko Nonaka, Hiroto Yoshida, Hideyo Yoshida, Takao Suzuki
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Older adults' ever-improving health and changing lifestyles necessitate the development of a scale that can better measure their competence at a higher level. We developed the Japan Science and Technology Agency Index of Competence (JST-IC) via item analysis and assessed its psychometric properties. METHODS: Participants were 1306 community-dwelling older adults (623 men and 683 women, 74.0 ± 2.8 years old) who completed the 54-item draft JST-IC to determine their level of independence...
June 23, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645247/the-correlation-between-poor-prognosis-and-increased-yes-associated-protein-1-expression-in-keratin-19-expressing-hepatocellular-carcinomas-and-cholangiocarcinomas
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KyuHo Lee, Kyoung-Bun Lee, Hae Yoen Jung, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee, Kyung-Suk Suh, Ja-June Jang
BACKGROUND: The Hippo pathway plays a vital role in liver regeneration and development by determining cellular lineage and regulating cell proliferation and apoptosis. In this study, we aimed to assess the role of the Hippo pathway in hepatic carcinogenesis and morphogenesis by examining Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) expression in the spectrum of hepatic carcinomas based on cellular lineage. METHODS: We examined 913 primary hepatic carcinomas, including hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs), combined hepatocellular and cholangiocarcinomas (cHC-CCAs), intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (IHCCAs) and perihilar extrahepatic bile duct carcinomas (EHBCAs)...
June 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643155/mind-wandering-how-do-i-measure-thee-with-probes-let-me-count-the-ways
#3
Yana Weinstein
In the past decade, a new field has formed to investigate the concept of mind-wandering, or task-unrelated thought. The state of mind-wandering is typically contrasted with being on-task, or paying attention to the task at hand, and is related to decrements in performance on cognitive tasks. The most widely used method for collecting mind-wandering data-the probe-caught method-involves stopping participants during a task and asking them where their attention is directed. In this review, 145 studies from 105 articles published between 2005 and 2015 were classified according to the framing and wording of the thought probe and response options...
June 22, 2017: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642262/arterial-stiffness-induces-remodeling-phenotypes-in-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-via-yap-taz-mediated-repression-of-cyclooxygenase-2
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Paul B Dieffenbach, Christina Mallarino Haeger, Anna Maria F Coronata, Kyoung Moo Choi, Xaralabos Varelas, Daniel J Tschumperlin, Laura E Fredenburgh
Pulmonary arterial stiffness is an independent risk factor for mortality in pulmonary hypertension (PH), and plays a critical role in PH pathophysiology. We have recently demonstrated arterial stiffening early in experimental PH, along with evidence for a mechanobiologic feedback loop by which arterial stiffening promotes further cellular remodeling behaviors. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and prostaglandin signaling have been implicated in stiffness-mediated regulation, with prostaglandin activity inversely correlated to matrix stiffness and remodeling behaviors in vitro, as well as to disease progression in rodent PH models...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642208/assessing-the-efficacy-of-imagery-enhanced-cognitive-behavioral-group-therapy-for-social-anxiety-disorder-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Peter M McEvoy, Michelle L Moulds, Jessica R Grisham, Emily A Holmes, David A Moscovitch, Delia Hendrie, Lisa M Saulsman, Ottmar V Lipp, Robert T Kane, Ronald M Rapee, Matthew P Hyett, David M Erceg-Hurn
Cognitive behavior group therapy (CBGT) is effective for social anxiety disorder (SAD), but a substantial proportion of patients do not typically achieve normative functioning. Cognitive behavioral models of SAD emphasize negative self-imagery as an important maintaining factor, and evidence suggests that imagery is a powerful cognitive mode for facilitating affective change. This study will compare two group CBGT interventions, one that predominantly uses verbally-based strategies (VB-CBGT) and another that predominantly uses imagery-enhanced strategies (IE-CBGT), in terms of (a) efficacy, (b) mechanisms of change, and (c) cost-effectiveness...
June 19, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640768/perceptions-of-cardiology-administrators-about-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-south-america-and-the-caribbean
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Gabriela Lima de Melo Ghisi, Raquel Britto, Thaianne Cavalcante Servio, Claudia Victoria Anchique Santos, Rosalia Fernandez, Eduardo Rivas-Estany, Claudio Santibañez, Graciela Gonzalez, Gerard Burdiat, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Artur Haddad Herdy, Sherry L Grace
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs can address the cardiovascular disease epidemic in South America. However, there are factors limiting CR access at the patient, provider, and system levels. The latter 2 have not been extensively studied. The objective of this study was to investigate cardiology administrator's awareness and knowledge of CR and perceptions regarding resources for CR. METHODS: This study was cross-sectional and observational in design...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640190/trans-cinnamic-and-chlorogenic-acids-affect-the-secondary-metabolic-profiles-and-ergosterol-biosynthesis-by-fusarium-culmorum-and-f-graminearum-sensu-stricto
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Tomasz Kulik, Kinga Stuper-Szablewska, Katarzyna Bilska, Maciej Buśko, Anna Ostrowska-Kołodziejczak, Dariusz Załuski, Juliusz Perkowski
Plant-derived compounds limiting mycotoxin contamination are currently of major interest in food and feed production. However, their potential application requires an evaluation of their effects on fungal secondary metabolism and membrane effects. In this study, different strains of Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearum sensu stricto were exposed to trans-cinnamic and chlorogenic acids on solid YES media. Fusaria produced phenolic acids, whose accumulation was lowered by exogenous phenolic compounds. In addition, fungi reduced exogenous phenolic acids, leading either to their conversion or degradation...
June 22, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638892/in-vivo-effect-of-guiding-herb-radix-platycodonis-and-radix-cyathulae-on-paeoniflorin-pharmacokinetics-of-xuefu-zhuyu-tang-in-rats
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Song-Qi Tang, Yun-Hui Chen, Xi-Ping Chen, Xiao-Dan Zhang, Wei Huang
BACKGROUND: Xuefu Zhuyu Tang (XFZYT), first recorded in Correction of Errors in Medical Works by Qing-ren Wang, has been proven reliable and effective for curing various diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and angina pectoris. It consists of 11 herbs and two of them, Radix platycodonis and Radix cyathulae, have been traditionally considered as guiding herbs and deeply valued by tens of millions of Chinese medicine practitioners. Do Radix platycodonis and Radix cyathulae affect the pharmacokinetics of the effective constituent-paeoniflorin of XFZYT? If yes, in what way? This study aims to answer these questions...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637242/yap-and-wwtr1-regulate-the-expression-of-sex-determining-genes-in-sertoli-cells-but-their-inactivation-does-not-cause-sex-reversal
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Adrien Levasseur, Marilène Paquet, Derek Boerboom, Alexandre Boyer
Yes-associated protein (YAP) and WW containing transcription regulator 1 (WWTR1) are two functionally redundant transcriptional regulators that are downstream effectors of the Hippo signaling pathway, and that act as major regulators of cell growth and differentiation. To elucidate their role in Sertoli cells, primary Sertoli cell culture from Yapflox/flox; Wwtr1flox/flox animals were infected with a Cre recombinase-expressing adenovirus. Concomitant inactivation of Yap and Wwtr1 resulted in a decrease in the mRNA levels of the male sex differentiation genes Dhh, Dmrt1, Sox9 and Wt1, whereas those of genes involved in female differentiation (Wnt4, Rspo1 and Foxl2) were induced...
June 16, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637224/impact-of-a-macleaya-cordata-derived-alkaloid-extract-on-necrotic-enteritis-in-broilers
#10
G D Xue, S B Wu, M Choct, A Pastor, T Steiner, R A Swick
Necrotic enteritis (NE) causes significant economic losses in the broiler chicken industry, especially in birds raised without in-feed antibiotics. A standardized blend of plant-derived isoquinoline alkaloids (IQA) derived from Macleaya cordata has shown to have anti-inflammatory potency and promoted animal productivity. This study investigated the effects of IQA supplementation on broiler chickens under NE challenge. A 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments was employed with factors: NE challenge (no or yes), and additives (no additive or IQA at 0...
June 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634754/value-of-endometrial-thickness-assessed-by-transvaginal-ultrasound-for-the-prediction-of-endometrial-cancer-in-patients-with-postmenopausal-bleeding
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Amelie Schramm, Florian Ebner, Emanuel Bauer, Wolfgang Janni, Ulrike Friebe-Hoffmann, Miriam Pellegrino, Nikolaus De Gregorio, Thomas W P Friedl
PURPOSE: Histological confirmation of endometrial cancer by dilatation/curettage (D/C) in women with postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) can be challenging due to anesthesiological and/or surgical risks. Thus, less invasive methods for diagnostics are required to identify patients with minimal risk for endometrial cancer (EC) to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention. The objective of this single-center cohort study was to assess the diagnostic validity of transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) measurements of endometrial thickness (ET) in patients with PMB for the detection of EC...
June 20, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634071/the-novel-yap-target-gene-sgk1-upregulates-taz-activity-by-blocking-gsk3%C3%AE-mediated-taz-destabilization
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Geon Yoo, Tackhoon Kim, Chaeuk Chung, Deog-Su Hwang, Dae-Sik Lim
YAP (Yes-associated protein) and TAZ (transcription activator with PDZ binding motif) are important in tissue regeneration and cancer development, highlighting the importance of discovering partners that regulate their oncogenicity. SGK1 (serum/glucocorticoid regulated kinase 1), initially identified as a homolog of Akt in phosphoinositide 3-kinase signaling, acts as a serine/threonine protein kinase in multiple oncogenic pathways. However, possible links between SGK1 and Hippo-YAP/TAZ signaling remain unexplored...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632243/team-science-and-big-brains
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Anne Katz
Recently, I was honored with the task of moderating a session at the Oncology Nursing Society's 42nd Annual Congress in Denver, Colorado. The panel discussion, "Team Science: A Discussion With the Experts," was described as an opportunity to learn about team science implementation in the conduct of cancer research. The panel members were leaders in oncology research. As the session was about to begin, I looked over at the panelists and decided that this session should have been called "The Big Brains Session" because the panelists are giants in the field...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629936/logit-log-evaluation-of-planar-yeast-estrogen-screens
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Dinah Schick, Wolfgang Schwack
Receptor assays like the yeast estrogen screen (YES) performed in microtiter plates normally provide dose-response curves with a sigmoidal shape in semi-log plots. Such sigmoidal plots can be linearized by the logit function resulting in logit-log plots, as mainly known for the evaluation of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and radioimmunoassays. Since the planar yeast estrogen screen (pYES) represents the transfer of the receptor assay YES to high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC), it was assumed to obtain sigmoidal shaped dose-response curves from the measured signals, which subsequently could be used to generate logit-log plots...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629664/genomic-tests-should-be-used-to-help-guide-treatment-of-prostate-cancer-yes
#15
Ganesh S Palapattu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627687/microrna%C3%A2-205-acts-as-a-tumor-suppressor-and-directly-targets-yap1-in-glioma
#16
Tao Ji, Xiejun Zhang, Weiping Li
Glioma is the most common form of primary malignant tumor that occurs in the central nervous system. The underlying molecular mechanism of the carcinogenesis and progression of glioma remains to be elucidated. It is well‑established that microRNAs (miRs) are associated with the regulation of glioma initiation and progression, and may represent a novel effective therapeutic strategy for the treatment of glioma. In the present study, the expression, roles and molecular mechanisms of miR‑205 in glioma were investigated...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625602/frax-score-can-be-used-to-avoid-superfluous-dxa-scans-in-detecting-osteoporosis-in-celiac-disease-accuracy-of-the-frax-score-in-celiac-patients
#17
Raffaella Tortora, Nicola Imperatore, Pietro Capone, Nicolò Gerbino, Matilde Rea, Giovanna Affinito, Nicola Caporaso, Antonio Rispo
The Fracture Risk Assessment (FRAX) tool has been developed to estimate patients' 10-yr probability of fracture, thus establishing which patients should undergo dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan. This study aimed to evaluate if the FRAX tool can replace or optimize the use of DXA scan in celiac disease (CD). We prospectively enrolled all CD patients aged over 40 yr diagnosed at our third-level unit. At time of CD diagnosis, all patients underwent FRAX score calculation for risk of major osteoporotic and hip fractures and DXA scan (used as gold standard) to assess the accuracy of the FRAX score...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625580/counterpoint-should-informed-consent-be-required-for-apnea-testing-in-patients-with-suspected-brain-death-yes
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Robert D Truog, Robert C Tasker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625340/yes-to-mechanical-ventilation-but-not-just-any
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F Gordo, J González Del Castillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624413/srsf3-regulated-mir-132-212-controls-cell-migration-and-invasion-by-targeting-yap1
#20
Hye Ree Kim, Su Jin Hwang, Chang Hoon Shin, Kyung Hee Choi, Takbum Ohn, Hyeon Ho Kim
Although SRSF3 (Serine/arginine-rich splicing factor 3) plays a significant role in various biological processes, many of its functions still remain unclear. More particularly, little is known about SRSF3's involvement in the regulation of miRNA. In this report, we found that invasive and migratory abilities were inhibited in SRSF3-silenced U2OS and HeLa cells. We also found that a knockdown of SRSF3 results in a decreased expression level of REST (RE1-silencing transcription factor). The silencing of REST increased the expression of primary miR-132/212 as well as their mature forms...
June 14, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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