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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538837/microrna-455-suppresses-the-oncogenic-function-of-hdac2-in-human-colorectal-cancer
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Q D Mao, W Zhang, K Zhao, B Cao, H Yuan, L Z Wei, M Q Song, X S Liu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-induced mortality. Histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) is involved in prognosis and therapy of CRC. This study aimed to explore novel therapeutic targets for CRC. The alteration of HDAC2 expression in CRC tissues was estimated by qRT-PCR. After lentivirus transfection, HDAC2 knockdown was confirmed by western blot analysis. The effect of HDAC2 knockdown on cell proliferation was then assessed by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
May 18, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538709/minimal-invasive-cystometry-and-intra-abdominal-pressure-assessments-in-rodents-a-novel-animal-study
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Yafei Yang, Jin Yang, Lin Chen, Jianyun Hu, Shasha Xing, Bastian Amend, Arnulf Stenzl, Xin Wei, Haifeng Hu
BACKGROUND The abdominal straining pattern can act as a novel parameter for improving the prediction of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). To preserve detrusor function in the early stage of urinary system impairment, such as BOO, we establish a novel method for cystometry and Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) assessments in rodents without cystostomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty mice and rats were divided into three groups (control, sham-operated and BOO group) respectively. The cystometry and IAP assessments were measured by the pediatric venous indwelling sheath and coronary dilatation catheter connected to Laborie urodynamic system on postoperative day 7...
May 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538687/on-forgotten-topological-indices-of-some-dendrimers-structure
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Yasir Bashir, Adnan Aslam, Muhammad Kamran, Muhammad Imran Qureshi, Adnan Jahangir, Muhammad Rafiq, Nargis Bibi, Nazeer Muhammad
A series of previously conducted experiments pertaining to various chemicals and drugs uncover a natural linkage between the molecular structures and the bio-medical and pharmacological characteristics. The forgotten topological index computed for the molecular structures of various chemical compounds and drugs has proven significant in medical and pharmaceutical fields by predicting biological features of new chemical compounds and drugs. A topological index can be considered as the transformation of chemical structure into a real number...
May 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538668/biomechanical-modeling-of-pterygium-radiation-surgery-a-retrospective-case-study
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Bojan Pajic, Daniel M Aebersold, Andreas Eggspuehler, Frederik R Theler, Harald P Studer
Pterygium is a vascularized, invasive transformation on the anterior corneal surface that can be treated by Strontium-/Yttrium90 beta irradiation. Finite element modeling was used to analyze the biomechanical effects governing the treatment, and to help understand clinically observed changes in corneal astigmatism. Results suggested that irradiation-induced pulling forces on the anterior corneal surface can cause astigmatism, as well as central corneal flattening. Finite element modeling of corneal biomechanics closely predicted the postoperative corneal surface (astigmatism error -0...
May 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538420/prediction-of-the-outcome-of-bladder-dysfunction-based-on-electrically-induced-reflex-findings-in-patients-with-cauda-equina-syndrome-a-retrospective-study
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Dong Gyu Lee, Sang Gyu Kwak, Min Cheol Chang
The evaluation of the electrically induced bulbocavernosus reflex (BCR) using electromyography (EMG) is a useful tool for evaluating the integrity of sacral spinal segments 2 to 4, and that of their afferent and efferent connections in the urogenital region. In the current retrospective study, the value of this technique in predicting the outcome of bladder dysfunction was investigated in patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES). Electrically induced BCR (E-BCR) was evaluated in 40 patients with bladder dysfunction due to CES at the subacute stage (7-90 days)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538367/identifying-mirna-mrna-regulation-network-of-chronic-pancreatitis-based-on-the-significant-functional-expression
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Dan Wang, Lei Xin, Jin-Huan Lin, Zhuan Liao, Jun-Tao Ji, Ting-Ting Du, Fei Jiang, Zhao-Shen Li, Liang-Hao Hu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the underlying molecular mechanism and potential molecular biomarkers of chronic pancreatitis (CP) and construct a miRNA-mRNA regulation network. METHODS: To explore the involvement of miRNAs in CP, we downloaded the miRNA and mRNA expression profiles of CP patients and healthy controls and identified the differentially expressed miRNAs and genes. Functional analysis was conducted and significant pathways were utilized...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538206/spectroscopic-far-or-terahertz-mid-infrared-and-raman-investigation-thermal-analysis-and-biological-activity-of-piplartine
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Anubha Srivastava, T Karthick, B D Joshi, Rashmi Mishra, Poonam Tandon, A P Ayala, Javier Ellena
Research in the field of medicinal plants including Piper species like long pepper (Piper longum L.- Piperaceae) is increasing all over the world due to its use in traditional and Ayurvedic medicine. Piplartine (piperlongumine, 5,6-dihydro-1-[(2E)-1-oxo-3-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-2-propenyl]-2(1H)-pyridinone), a biologically active alkaloid/amide was isolated from the phytochemical investigations of Piper species, as long pepper. This alkaloid has cytotoxic, anti-fungal, anti-diabetic, anti-platelet aggregation, anti-tumoral, anxiolytic, anti-depressant, anti-leishmanial, and genotoxic activities, but, its anticancer property is the most promising and has been widely explored...
May 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538158/glnk-facilitates-the-dynamic-regulation-of-bacterial-nitrogen-assimilation
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Adam Gosztolai, Jörg Schumacher, Volker Behrends, Jacob G Bundy, Franziska Heydenreich, Mark H Bennett, Martin Buck, Mauricio Barahona
Ammonium assimilation in Escherichia coli is regulated by two paralogous proteins (GlnB and GlnK), which orchestrate interactions with regulators of gene expression, transport proteins, and metabolic pathways. Yet how they conjointly modulate the activity of glutamine synthetase, the key enzyme for nitrogen assimilation, is poorly understood. We combine experiments and theory to study the dynamic roles of GlnB and GlnK during nitrogen starvation and upshift. We measure time-resolved in vivo concentrations of metabolites, total and posttranslationally modified proteins, and develop a concise biochemical model of GlnB and GlnK that incorporates competition for active and allosteric sites, as well as functional sequestration of GlnK...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538145/nmr-analysis-of-amide-hydrogen-exchange-rates-in-a-pentapeptide-repeat-protein-from-a-%C3%A2-thaliana
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Shenyuan Xu, Shuisong Ni, Michael A Kennedy
At2g44920 from Arabidopsis thaliana is a pentapeptide-repeat protein (PRP) composed of 25 repeats capped by N- and C-terminal α-helices. PRP structures are dominated by four-sided right-handed β-helices typically consisting of mixtures of type II and type IV β-turns. PRPs adopt repeated five-residue (Rfr) folds with an Rfr consensus sequence (STAV)(D/N)(L/F)(S/T/R)(X). Unlike other PRPs, At2g44920 consists exclusively of type II β-turns. At2g44920 is predicted to be located in the thylakoid lumen although its biochemical function remains unknown...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538035/structure-function-analysis-of-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-and-age-related-differences-in-outcome
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Ming-Hui Sun, Yaping Joyce Liao
BACKGROUND: The optic nerve head is vulnerable to ischemia leading to anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION), the most common acute optic neuropathy in those older than 50 years of age. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 55 nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) eyes in 34 patients to assess clinical outcome and perform structure-function correlations. RESULTS: The peak age of NAION onset was between 50 and 55 years...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537985/neuroimaging-in-parkinson-s-disease-focus-on-substantia-nigra-and-nigro-striatal-projection
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Daniela Frosini, Mirco Cosottini, Duccio Volterrani, Roberto Ceravolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The diagnosis of Parkinson disease is based on clinical features; however, unmet need is an imaging signature for Parkinson disease and the early differential diagnosis with atypical parkinsonisms. A summary of the molecular imaging and MRI recent evidences for Parkinson disease diagnosis will be presented in this review. RECENT FINDINGS: The nigro-striatal dysfunction explored by dopamine transporter imaging is not a mandatory diagnostic criterion for Parkinson disease, recent evidence supported its utility as in-vivo proof of degenerative parkinsonisms, and there might be compensatory mechanisms leading to an early overestimation...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537768/hypopituitarism-after-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-pituitary-adenoma
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Karin Zibar Tomšić, Tina Dušek, Ivana Kraljević, Zdravko Heinrich, Mirsala Solak, Ana Vučinović, David Ozretić, Sergej Mihailović Marasanov, Hrvoje Hršak, Darko Kaštelan
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate the incidence of and risk factors for hypopituitarism after gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for pituitary adenoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the pituitary function of 90 patients who underwent GKRS for pituitary adenoma at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb between 2003 and 2014. Twenty seven of them met the inclusion criteria and the others were excluded from the study due to pituitary insufficiency which was present before GKRS...
May 24, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537743/er-3-photoluminescence-in-er2-c82-and-er2c2-c82-metallofullerenes-elucidated-by-density-functional-theory
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Jian Wang, Yuan-Yuan Zhao, Po-Heng Lee, Stephan Irle
Metallofullerenes with two erbium atoms encapsulated in IPR C82 cage isomers Cs-6 (I), C2v-9 (II), and C3v-8 (III) were investigated using density functional theory. The calculations suggest that erbium atoms assume a trivalent state with Er (4f(11)) valence electronic configuration in Er2@C82 and Er2C2@C82, where two electrons (6s(2)) per Er atom are transferred to the cage carrying four negative charges (C82(4-)), while the third electron is promoted from the 4f to the 5d shell, becoming involved in covalent bonding to near atoms...
May 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537738/a-peptoid-square-helix-via-synergistic-control-of-backbone-dihedral-angles
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Benjamin Craig Gorske, Emily M Mumford, Charles G Gerrity, Imelda Ko
The continued expansion of the fields of macromolecular chemistry and nanoscience has motivated the development of new secondary structures that can serve as architectural elements of innovative materials, molecular machines, biological probes, and even commercial medicines. Synthetic foldamers are particularly attractive systems for developing such elements because they are specifically designed to facilitate synthetic manipulation and functional diversity. However, relatively few predictive design principles exist that permit both rational and modular control of foldamer secondary structure, while maintaining the capacity for facile diversification of displayed functionality...
May 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535665/l1-cell-adhesion-molecule-promotes-migration-and-invasion-via-jnk-activation-in-extrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-with-activating-kras-mutation
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Haejung Kim, Haein Hwang, Hansoo Lee, Hyo Jeong Hong
Extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ECC), a malignant tumor of biliary origin, has a poor prognosis with limited treatment options. The KRAS oncogene is the most commonly mutated gene in ECC and one of the factors that predicts a poor prognosis and low survival rate. L1 cell adhesion molecule (L1CAM) is expressed in ECC cells and acts as an independent poor prognostic factor in predicting patient survival. In this study we investigate the functional significance of L1CAM in ECC cells with activating KRAS mutation...
May 24, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535588/pedogenic-knowledge-aided-modelling-of-soil-inorganic-carbon-stocks-in-an-alpine-environment
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Ren-Min Yang, Fan Yang, Fei Yang, Lai-Ming Huang, Feng Liu, Jin-Ling Yang, Yu-Guo Zhao, De-Cheng Li, Gan-Lin Zhang
Accurate estimation of soil carbon is essential for accounting carbon cycling on the background of global environment change. However, previous studies made little contribution to the patterns and stocks of soil inorganic carbon (SIC) in large scales. In this study, we defined the structure of the soil depth function to fit vertical distribution of SIC based on pedogenic knowledge across various landscapes. Soil depth functions were constructed from a dataset of 99 soil profiles in the alpine area of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535569/reinstituting-the-bolus-new-reasoning-for-an-existing-technique
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Porter W McRoberts, Jason E Pope, Catalina Apostol
Improved intrathecal (IT) pump technology is increasing the accuracy of IT opioid bolus dosing and promising advances in pain therapy. Opioid bolus dosing can be used with a minimal continuous infusion or it can function as the sole therapy. Bolus-only dosing is characterized by minimal use of opioid (often less than 1 mg of IT morphine). It achieves adequate pain control while reducing tolerance and possibly opioid-induced hyperalgesia. It may prevent receptor saturation, and provide a "washing out" of the opioid receptor that prevents the observed dose escalation resulting from continuous infusions...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535507/cardiac-cell-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis-from-mouse-studies
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Cajetan Immanuel Lang, Markus Wolfien, Anne Langenbach, Paula Müller, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Arash Yavari, Hüseyin Ince, Gustav Steinhoff, Bernd Joachim Krause, Robert David, Änne Glass
AIMS: Stem cell-based regenerative therapies for the treatment of ischemic myocardium are currently a subject of intensive investigation. A variety of cell populations have been demonstrated to be safe and to exert some positive effects in human Phase I and II clinical trials, however conclusive evidence of efficacy is still lacking. While the relevance of animal models for appropriate pre-clinical safety and efficacy testing with regard to application in Phase III studies continues to increase, concerns have been expressed regarding the validity of the mouse model to predict clinical results...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535406/anhedonia-predicts-poor-psychosocial-functioning-results-from-a-large-cohort-of-patients-treated-for-major-depressive-disorder-by-general-practitioners
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F Vinckier, D Gourion, S Mouchabac
BACKGROUND: Anhedonia is a core symptom of major depression and a key prognostic factor that is often poorly explored in clinical trials of major depressive disorder (MDD). Beyond symptomatic remission, psychosocial functioning also reveals difficulty in achieving remission in patients with MDD. The main objective of this study was to explore the interrelationships between social functioning and anhedonia on a longitudinal basis. METHODS: In total, 1570 outpatients treated for MDD with agomelatine were included...
March 8, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535075/variance-in-caregiver-burden-predicted-by-patient-behaviors-versus-neuropsychological-profile
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Camille Branger, Joe Enright, Megan E O'Connell, Debra G Morgan
Informal caregivers provide the majority of care to persons with dementia; efforts to support caregivers' well-being are increasingly important in the context of limited formal healthcare supports. Informal caregiving is commonly associated with caregiver burden and burden may depend upon patient characteristics including neuropsychological profile, dementia severity, and dementia etiology. This study investigated predictors of caregiver burden in a sample of 213 Memory Clinic patients diagnosed with dementia and whose caregivers provided collateral information...
May 23, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
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