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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322452/macrocyclization-by-asparaginyl-endopeptidases
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REVIEW
Amy M James, Joel Haywood, Joshua S Mylne
Contents I. II. III. IV. References SUMMARY: Plant asparaginyl endopeptidases (AEPs) are important for the post-translational processing of seed storage proteins via cleavage of precursor proteins. Some AEPs also function as peptide bond-makers during the biosynthesis of several unrelated classes of cyclic peptides, namely the kalata-type cyclic peptides, PawS-Derived Peptides and cyclic knottins. These three families of gene-encoded peptides have different evolutionary origins, but all have recruited AEPs for their maturation...
March 21, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286263/acute-eosinophilic-pneumonia-correlation-of-clinical-characteristics-with-underlying-cause
#2
Federica De Giacomi, Paul A Decker, Robert Vassallo, Jay H Ryu
BACKGROUND: Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is an uncommon disease, often indistinguishable from acute respiratory distress syndrome or community-acquired pneumonia at initial presentation. AEP can be idiopathic but identifiable causes include medications and inhalational exposures including cigarette smoke. METHODS: Using a computer-assisted search, we retrospectively identified and reviewed the medical records of all patients diagnosed with AEP between January 1, 1998 and June 30, 2016 at our institution...
March 9, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282514/the-proteomic-profile-of-the-acquired-enamel-pellicle-according-to-its-location-in-the-dental-arches
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Talita Mendes da Silva Ventura, Luiza de Paula Silva Cassiano, Cíntia Maria de Souza E Silva, Even Akemi Taira, Aline de Lima Leite, Daniela Rios, Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the variation in the protein profile of the acquired enamel pellicle (AEP) formed in vivo according to its location in the dental arches. DESIGN: The AEP was formed for 120min in 9 volunteers. Pellicle formed at upper+lower anterior facial (ULAFa; teeth 13-23 and 33-43), upper anterior palatal (UAPa; teeth 13-23), lower anterior lingual (LALi; teeth 33-43), upper+lower posterior facial (ULPFa; teeth 14-17 24-27, 34-37 and 44-47), upper posterior palatal (UPPa; teeth 14-17 and 24-27) and lower posterior lingual (LPLi; teeth 34-37 and 44-47) regions were collected separately and processed for analysis by label-free LC-ESI-MS/MS...
March 3, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278071/the-expression-of-asparaginyl-endopeptidase-promotes-growth-potential-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#4
Qinyi Zhu, Meiling Tang, Xipeng Wang
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most common and lethal cancer-related death among females in the world. Asparaginyl endopeptidase (AEP) is a member of C13 family peptidases and expressed in the extracellular matrix and tumor cells. The aim of this article is to explore the function of asparaginyl endopeptidase in epithelial ovarian cancer. The expression of AEP was examined in 20 EOC samples, 3 EOC metastasis samples, 6 fallopian tube metastasis samples, 4 peritoneum metastasis samples and 20 benign ovarian tumor samples by immunohistochemistry...
March 3, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269451/simultaneous-evaluation-of-prepulse-inhibition-with-emg-and-eeg-using-advanced-artifact-removal-techniques
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Francisco J Fraga, Claudemiro V Noya, Maria I Zimiani, Milton A Avila, Rosana Shuhama, Cristina M Del-Ben, Paulo R Menezes, Rodrigo S Martin, Cristiane Salum
Prepulse inhibition (PPI) consists of a reduction of the acoustic startle reflex (SR) magnitude (measured with EMG) when a startling stimulus is preceded by a non-startling one. This behavior has been extensively investigated in studies related to schizophrenia, since sensory-motor deficit plays a central role in its pathophysiology. However, the same auditory stimuli that trigger the SR also provoke intense auditory evoked responses (AEP), which can be measured with EEG. Comparing these two types of responses, acquired simultaneously, is a great opportunity to investigate the dependence and interdependence of their neural pathways...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267801/t-complex-measures-in-bilingual-spanish-english-and-turkish-german-children-and-monolingual-peers
#6
Tanja Rinker, Valerie L Shafer, Markus Kiefer, Nancy Vidal, Yan H Yu
BACKGROUND: Lateral temporal neural measures (Na and T-complex Ta and Tb) of the auditory evoked potential (AEP) index maturation of auditory/speech processing. These measures are also sensitive to language experience in adults. This paper examined neural responses to a vowel sound at temporal electrodes in four- to five-year-old Spanish-English bilinguals and English monolinguals and in five- to six-year-old Turkish-German bilinguals and German monolinguals. The goal was to determine whether obligatory AEPs at temporal electrode sites were modulated by language experience...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254512/electrocorticographic-delineation-of-human-auditory-cortical-fields-based-on-effects-of-propofol-anesthesia
#7
Kirill V Nourski, Matthew I Banks, Mitchell Steinschneider, Ariane E Rhone, Hiroto Kawasaki, Rashmi N Mueller, Michael M Todd, Matthew A Howard
The functional organization of human auditory cortex remains incompletely characterized. While the posteromedial two thirds of Heschl's gyrus (HG) is generally considered to be part of core auditory cortex, additional subdivisions of HG remain speculative. To further delineate the hierarchical organization of human auditory cortex, we investigated regional heterogeneity in the modulation of auditory cortical responses under varying depths of anesthesia induced by propofol. Non-invasive studies have shown that propofol differentially affects auditory cortical activity, with a greater impact on non-core areas...
February 27, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227697/simultaneous-evaluation-of-prepulse-inhibition-with-emg-and-eeg-using-advanced-artifact-removal-techniques
#8
Francisco J Fraga, Claudemiro V Noya, Maria I Zimiani, Milton A Avila, Rosana Shuhama, Cristina M Del-Ben, Paulo R Menezes, Rodrigo S Martin, Cristiane Salum, Francisco J Fraga, Claudemiro V Noya, Maria I Zimiani, Milton A Avila, Rosana Shuhama, Cristina M Del-Ben, Paulo R Menezes, Rodrigo S Martin, Cristiane Salum, Francisco J Fraga, Paulo R Menezes, Claudemiro V Noya, Rosana Shuhama, Milton A Avila, Cristina M Del-Ben, Cristiane Salum, Rodrigo S Martin, Maria I Zimiani
Prepulse inhibition (PPI) consists of a reduction of the acoustic startle reflex (SR) magnitude (measured with EMG) when a startling stimulus is preceded by a non-startling one. This behavior has been extensively investigated in studies related to schizophrenia, since sensory-motor deficit plays a central role in its pathophysiology. However, the same auditory stimuli that trigger the SR also provoke intense auditory evoked responses (AEP), which can be measured with EEG. Comparing these two types of responses, acquired simultaneously, is a great opportunity to investigate the dependence and interdependence of their neural pathways...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223821/asparaginyl-endopeptidase-improves-the-resistance-of-microtubule-targeting-drugs-in-gastric-cancer-through-iqgap1-modulating-the-egfr-jnk-erk-signaling-pathway
#9
Yuehong Cui, Qian Li, Hong Li, Yan Wang, Hongshan Wang, Weidong Chen, Shangmin Zhang, Jian Cao, Tianshu Liu
PURPOSE: In recent years, understanding of the role of asparaginyl endopeptidase (AEP) in tumorigenesis has steadily increased. In this study, we investigated whether AEP expression correlates with sensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs in gastric cancer and explored the mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: AEP expression in the serum of patients' peripheral blood was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Patient survival time was evaluated using univariate and multivariate analyses...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202283/from-typical-sequences-to-typical-genotypes
#10
Omri Tal, Tat Dat Tran, Jacobus Portegies
We demonstrate an application of a core notion of information theory, typical sequences and their related properties, to analysis of population genetic data. Based on the asymptotic equipartition property (AEP) for nonstationary discrete-time sources producing independent symbols, we introduce the concepts of typical genotypes and population entropy and cross entropy rate. We analyze three perspectives on typical genotypes: a set perspective on the interplay of typical sets of genotypes from two populations, a geometric perspective on their structure in high dimensional space, and a statistical learning perspective on the prospects of constructing typical-set based classifiers...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199119/engineering-a-catalytically-efficient-recombinant-protein-ligase
#11
Renliang Yang, Yee Hwa Wong, Giang K T Nguyen, James P Tam, Julien Lescar, Bin Wu
Breaking and forming peptidyl bonds are fundamental biochemical reactions in protein chemistry. Unlike proteases that are abundantly available, fast-acting ligases are rare. OaAEP1 is an enzyme isolated from the cyclotide-producing plant oldenlandia affinis that displayed weak peptide cyclase activity, despite having a similar structural fold with other asparaginyl endopeptidases (AEP). Here we report the first atomic structure of OaAEP1, at a resolution of 2.56 Å, in its pre-activation form. Our structure and biochemical analysis of this enzyme reveals its activation mechanism as well as structural features important for its ligation activity...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196751/-hospital-emergencies-arising-from-nursing-homes-in-a-region-evolution-characteristics-and-appropriateness
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Inma Sánchez-Pérez, Nuri Comes Garcia, Lola Romero Piniella, Gemma Prats Martos, Gemma Arnau Bataller, Jordi Coderch
OBJECTIVE: Hospital emergencies (HE) arising from nursing homes (NH) are on the rise. We analyse the evolution, characteristics and appropriateness of HE of NH residents in a region, as well as resulting hospital admissions. METHOD: Retrospective descriptive study between 2010 and 2013 of institutionalised residents of 11 NH located in Baix Empordà (704 beds) and Palamós Hospital. VARIABLES: Gender, age, morbidity and relative weight according to clinical risk groups (CRG), NH, length of stay, diagnosis of the emergency, appropriateness of HE according to Bermejo's criteria and the HE appropriateness protocol (HEAP), and appropriateness of hospitalisations according to the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP)...
February 10, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173632/impact-of-the-choices-intervention-in-preventing-alcohol-exposed-pregnancies-in-american-indian-women
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Jessica D Hanson, Morgan E Nelson, Jamie L Jensen, Amy Willman, Jacque Jacobs-Knight, Karen Ingersoll
BACKGROUND: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) comprise a continuum of lifelong outcomes in those born prenatally exposed to alcohol. Although studies have shown no differences in rates by race, FASD is of particular concern for American Indian communities. One tribally-run prevention program is the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) CHOICES Program, which is modeled after the evidence-based CHOICES program that was focused on preconceptional prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP) by reducing risky drinking in women at-risk for pregnancy and/or preventing unintended pregnancy...
February 7, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139852/eosinophil-transendothelial-migration-induced-by-the-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-of-acute-eosinophilic-pneumonia
#14
Kazuyuki Nakagome, Hisakazu Shoda, Tetsu Shirai, Fuyumi Nishihara, Tomoyuki Soma, Yoshitaka Uchida, Yoshio Sakamoto, Makoto Nagata
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is characterized by a massive pulmonary infiltration of eosinophils. Mechanisms regulating the selective accumulation of eosinophils in AEP have not been fully established. The objective of this study was to evaluate the mechanisms of eosinophil accumulation in alveolar spaces through examination of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) from AEP patients (AEP-BALF). METHODS: Eosinophils were isolated from the blood of healthy subjects and were placed on a human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cell monolayer cultured on Transwell filters (Coster, Cambridge, MA, USA)...
January 31, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089392/-views-of-the-spanish-paediatric-association-bioethics-committee-on-the-refusal-of-essential-and-non-essential-treatment-in-minors
#15
Marta Sánchez Jacob, María Tasso Cereceda, Carmen Martínez González, Federico de Montalvo Jááskeläinem, Isolina Riaño Galán
The conflicts that arise when minors or their legal representatives refuse to receive medical treatment considered necessary by the paediatrician pose a serious ethical dilemma and also have a considerable emotional impact. In order to adequately tackle this rejection of medical treatment, there is to identify and attempt to understand the arguments of the people involved, to consider the context in each individual case and be conversant with the procedure to follow in life-threatening scenarios, taking into account bioethical considerations and the legal framework...
January 11, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067825/primpol-prime-time-to-reprime
#16
REVIEW
Thomas A Guilliam, Aidan J Doherty
The complex molecular machines responsible for genome replication encounter many obstacles during their progression along DNA. Tolerance of these obstructions is critical for efficient and timely genome duplication. In recent years, primase-polymerase (PrimPol) has emerged as a new player involved in maintaining eukaryotic replication fork progression. This versatile replicative enzyme, a member of the archaeo-eukaryotic primase (AEP) superfamily, has the capacity to perform a range of template-dependent and independent synthesis activities...
January 6, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045650/reduction-in-alert-fatigue-in-an-assisted-electronic-prescribing-system-through-the-lean-six-sigma-methodology
#17
Mª Jesús Cuéllar Monreal, Jorge Reig Aguado, Isabel Font Noguera, José Luis Poveda Andrés
OBJECTIVE: To reduce the alert fatigue in our Assisted Electronic Prescribing System (AEPS), through the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology. METHOD: An observational (transversal) and retrospective study, in a general hospital with 850 beds and AEPS. The LSS methodology was followed in order to evaluate the alert fatigue situation in the AEPS system, to implement improvements, and to assess outcomes. The alerts generated during two trimesters studied (before and after the intervention) were analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038948/-immunisation-schedule-of-the-spanish-association-of-paediatrics-2017-recommendations
#18
David Moreno-Pérez, Francisco José Álvarez García, Javier Arístegui Fernández, María José Cilleruelo Ortega, José María Corretger Rauet, Nuria García Sánchez, Ángel Hernández Merino, Teresa Hernández-Sampelayo Matos, Manuel Merino Moína, Luis Ortigosa Del Castillo, Jesús Ruiz-Contreras
The Advisory Committee on Vaccines of the Spanish Association of Paediatrics (CAV- AEP) annually publishes the immunisation schedule which, in our opinion, is considered optimal for children resident in Spain, taking into account the evidence available on current vaccines. Pneumococcal and varicella immunisation in early childhood is already included in all funded vaccines present in the regional immunisation programmes. Furthermore, this committee establishes recommendations on vaccines not included in official calendars (non-funded immunisations), such as rotavirus, meningococcal B, and meningococcal ACWY...
February 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031826/acute-eosinophilic-pneumonia-following-heat-not-burn-cigarette-smoking
#19
Takahiro Kamada, Yosuke Yamashita, Hiromi Tomioka
A 20-year-old man was admitted with acute respiratory failure. He had started smoking 20 heat-not-burn cigarettes (HC) per day 6 months previously, then purchased a second device for smoking HC to increase smoking to 40 cigarettes per day 2 weeks before hospitalization. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) was diagnosed based on medical history, chest high-resolution computed tomographic findings, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid eosinophilia. On starting treatment with prednisolone, the patient exhibited complete recovery...
November 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003110/eosinophilic-pneumonia-caused-by-daptomycin-six-cases-from-two-institutions-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#20
Jun Hirai, Mao Hagihara, Shusaku Haranaga, Takeshi Kinjo, Hiroe Hashioka, Hideo Kato, Daisuke Sakanashi, Yuka Yamagishi, Hiroshige Mikamo, Jiro Fujita
Here we report six cases of daptomycin (DAP)-induced eosinophilic pneumonia (DIEP) encountered at two medical centers and present a review of 43 DIEP patients from 26 studies to compare the clinical characteristics and radiographic findings of acute and chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP; CEP). Four of the six patients did not exhibit respiratory symptoms, and one patient with only fever was misdiagnosed with DAP-induced fever. According to our literature review and the present findings, male sex and old age were dominant risk factors for DIEP...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
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