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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923054/fused-regression-for-multi-source-gene-regulatory-network-inference
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Kari Y Lam, Zachary M Westrick, Christian L Müller, Lionel Christiaen, Richard Bonneau
Understanding gene regulatory networks is critical to understanding cellular differentiation and response to external stimuli. Methods for global network inference have been developed and applied to a variety of species. Most approaches consider the problem of network inference independently in each species, despite evidence that gene regulation can be conserved even in distantly related species. Further, network inference is often confined to single data-types (single platforms) and single cell types. We introduce a method for multi-source network inference that allows simultaneous estimation of gene regulatory networks in multiple species or biological processes through the introduction of priors based on known gene relationships such as orthology incorporated using fused regression...
December 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922976/intraoperative-frozen-section-of-ovarian-tumors-a-6-year-review-of-performance-and-potential-pitfalls-in-an-australian-tertiary-referral-center
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Rhett Morton, Lyndal Anderson, Jonathan Carter, Selvan Pather, Samir A Saidi
OBJECTIVES: Intraoperative frozen section (IFS) offers a rapid test to guide the extent of surgery, which is essential for optimal treatment of ovarian cancer. This study evaluated the diagnostic performance and influence of IFS in the surgical management of ovarian tumors. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of IFS of adnexal lesions from 2008 to 2013, with diagnoses classified as benign, borderline, or malignant. The diagnostic performance of IFS was calculated, with a focus on primary epithelial tumors...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922816/the-progeroid-gene-bubr1-regulates-axon-myelination-and-motor-function
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Chan-Il Choi, Ki Hyun Yoo, Syed Mohammed Qasim Hussaini, Byeong Tak Jeon, John Welby, Haiyun Gan, Isobel A Scarisbrick, Zhiguo Zhang, Darren J Baker, Jan M van Deursen, Moses Rodriguez, Mi-Hyeon Jang
Myelination, the process by which oligodendrocytes form the myelin sheath around axons, is key to axonal signal transduction and related motor function in the central nervous system (CNS). Aging is characterized by degenerative changes in the myelin sheath, although the molecular underpinnings of normal and aberrant myelination remain incompletely understood. Here we report that axon myelination and related motor function are dependent on BubR1, a mitotic checkpoint protein that has been linked to progeroid phenotypes when expressed at low levels and healthy lifespan when overabundant...
September 12, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922624/association-of-pain-social-support-and-socioeconomic-indicators-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-iran
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Z Khazaeipour, E Ahmadipour, V Rahimi-Movaghar, F Ahmadipour, A R Vaccaro, B Babakhani
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: Pain is a prevalent complication of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Our objective was to examine the association between social support, socioeconomic factors and psychosocial factors and pain to develop more effective management strategies. SETTING: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research (BASIR) Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: The Persian version of the Brief Pain Inventory was used to measure the pain, and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support was used to measure social support through structured face-to-face interviews in SCI individuals...
December 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922203/vulnerability-to-alcohol-related-problems-a-policy-brief-with-implications-for-the-regulation-of-alcohol-marketing
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Thomas F Babor, Katherine Robaina, Jonathan K Noel, E Bruce Ritson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The concern that alcohol advertising can have detrimental effects on vulnerable viewers has prompted the development of codes of responsible advertising practices. This paper evaluates critically the concept of vulnerability as it applies to (1) susceptibility to alcohol-related harm and (2) susceptibility to the effects of marketing, and describes its implications for the regulation of alcohol marketing. METHOD: We describe the findings of key published studies, review papers and expert reports to determine whether these two types of vulnerability apply to population groups defined by (1) age and developmental history; (2) personality characteristics; (3) family history of alcoholism; (4) female sex and pregnancy risk; and (5) history of alcohol dependence and recovery status...
December 6, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922097/arctic-megaslide-at-presumed-rest
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Wolfram H Geissler, A Catalina Gebhardt, Felix Gross, Jutta Wollenburg, Laura Jensen, Mechita C Schmidt-Aursch, Sebastian Krastel, Judith Elger, Giacomo Osti
Slope failure like in the Hinlopen/Yermak Megaslide is one of the major geohazards in a changing Arctic environment. We analysed hydroacoustic and 2D high-resolution seismic data from the apparently intact continental slope immediately north of the Hinlopen/Yermak Megaslide for signs of past and future instabilities. Our new bathymetry and seismic data show clear evidence for incipient slope instability. Minor slide deposits and an internally-deformed sedimentary layer near the base of the gas hydrate stability zone imply an incomplete failure event, most probably about 30000 years ago, contemporaneous to or shortly after the Hinlopen/Yermak Megaslide...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922018/non-thermal-hydrogen-atoms-in-the-terrestrial-upper-thermosphere
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Jianqi Qin, Lara Waldrop
Model predictions of the distribution and dynamical transport of hydrogen atoms in the terrestrial atmosphere have long-standing discrepancies with ultraviolet remote sensing measurements, indicating likely deficiencies in conventional theories regarding this crucial atmospheric constituent. Here we report the existence of non-thermal hydrogen atoms that are much hotter than the ambient oxygen atoms in the upper thermosphere. Analysis of satellite measurements indicates that the upper thermospheric hydrogen temperature, more precisely the mean kinetic energy of the atomic hydrogen population, increases significantly with declining solar activity, contrary to contemporary understanding of thermospheric behaviour...
December 6, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920790/characterization-of-resistance-mechanisms-in-faba-bean-vicia-faba-against-broomrape-species-orobanche-and-phelipanche-spp
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Diego Rubiales, Maria M Rojas-Molina, Josefina C Sillero
Faba bean (Vicia faba) production in Mediterranean and Near East agriculture is severely constrained by broomrape infection. The most widely distributed broomrape species affecting faba bean is Orobanche crenata, although O. foetida and Phelipanche aegyptiaca are of local importance. Only moderately resistant cultivars are available to farmers. Rizotrons studies allowed the dissection of resistance components in faba bean accessions against the very infective species O. crenata, O. foetida var. broteri and P...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920363/detection-of-imprinting-effects-for-qualitative-traits-on-x-chromosome-based-on-nuclear-families
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Ji-Yuan Zhou, Xiao-Ping You, Ran Yang, Wing Kam Fung
Methods for detecting imprinting effects have been developed primarily for autosomal markers. However, no method is available in the literature to test for imprinting effects on X chromosome. Therefore, it is necessary to suggest methods for detecting such imprinting effects. In this article, the parental-asymmetry test on X chromosome (XPAT) is first developed to test for imprinting for qualitative traits in the presence of association, based on family trios each with both parents and their affected daughter...
December 5, 2016: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920358/factors-affecting-counseling-services-in-social-service-structures-providing-support-to-women-who-are-victims-of-violence-a-qualitative-research-in-greece
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Katerina Flora, Anthi Argyroudi
This qualitative study examines the factors that affect counseling services in structures aimed to provide support to women who are victims of violence. What has created the need to investigate the above issues is the increase in events of violence against women in Greece, and the subsequent development of relevant support and accommodation structures. Despite the clinical experience accumulated, research data from Greece are incomplete. The main research question concerns the factors that affect counseling in violence counseling structures...
December 4, 2016: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919842/propagation-of-seizures-in-a-case-of-lesional-mid-cingulate-gyrus-epilepsy-studied-by-stereo-eeg
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Rafeed Alkawadri, Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, Nicolas Gaspard, Andreas V Alexopoulos
Little is known about the propagation of seizures arising from the cingulate gyrus, as cingulate coverage with interhemispheric subdural electrodes is usually challenging and incomplete due to inherent anatomical and vascular limitations. We present a case of lesional mid-cingulate epilepsy confirmed by stereotactically implanted intracranial depth electrodes and subsequent surgical resection. Hypermotor symptomatology was seen during the first seven seconds of seizure onset while the seizure was still confined to the mid-cingulate gyrus contacts...
December 5, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919705/the-complete-mitochondrial-genome-of-thitarodes-sejilaensis-lepidoptera-hepialidae-a-host-insect-of-ophiocordyceps-sinensis-and-its-implication-in-taxonomic-revision-of-hepialusadopted-in-china
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Zhiwen Zou, Qiang Min, Shiyu Cheng, Tianrong Xin, Bin Xia
The mitochondrial genome is widely used for phylogenetic analyses and evolutionary biology. The complete mitochondrial genome of Thitarodes sejilaensis (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) was sequenced and analyzed in this study. This mitogenome is a typical circular molecule of 15,290bp, with the gene content, orientation and order identical to other insects in the family Hepialidae. The genome nucleotide composition is heavily biased towards As and Ts, accounting for 80.87% of total nucleotide content. The major strand shows a positive AT-skew and negative GC-skew...
December 2, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919490/quantitative-visual-tests-after-poorly-recovered-optic-neuritis-due-to-multiple-sclerosis
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Erin E Longbrake, Samantha Lancia, Nhial Tutlam, Kathryn Trinkaus, Robert T Naismith
BACKGROUND: Visual dysfunction in MS can be quantified using a variety of tests. Many vision tests have not been formally evaluated among MS patients with existing visual dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate several versions of visual acuity and contrast sensitivity tests, measures of central and peripheral vision, retina structure, electrophysiologic function, and quality of life among MS patients with moderate/severe visual dysfunction. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 46 patients with stable, incompletely recovered optic neuritis...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919266/arrest-at-the-diplotene-stage-of-meiotic-prophase-i-is-delayed-by-progesterone-but-is-not-required-for-primordial-follicle-formation-in-mice
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Sudipta Dutta, Deion M Burks, Melissa E Pepling
BACKGROUND: In mammalian females, reproductive capacity is determined by the size of the primordial follicle pool. During embryogenesis, oogonia divide mitotically but cytokinesis is incomplete so oogonia remain connected in germ cell cysts. Oogonia begin to enter meiosis at 13.5 days postcoitum in the mouse and over several days, oocytes progress through the stages of meiotic prophase I arresting in the diplotene stage. Concurrently, germ cell cysts break apart and individual oocytes become surrounded by granulosa cells forming primordial follicles...
December 5, 2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919231/erratum-to-assessment-of-predictive-performance-in-incomplete-data-by-combining-internal-validation-and-multiple-imputation
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Simone Wahl, Anne-Laure Boulesteix, Astrid Zierer, Barbara Thorand, Mark A van de Wiel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919219/ston-exploring-biological-pathways-using-the-sbgn-standard-and-graph-databases
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Vasundra Touré, Alexander Mazein, Dagmar Waltemath, Irina Balaur, Mansoor Saqi, Ron Henkel, Johann Pellet, Charles Auffray
BACKGROUND: When modeling in Systems Biology and Systems Medicine, the data is often extensive, complex and heterogeneous. Graphs are a natural way of representing biological networks. Graph databases enable efficient storage and processing of the encoded biological relationships. They furthermore support queries on the structure of biological networks. RESULTS: We present the Java-based framework STON (SBGN TO Neo4j). STON imports and translates metabolic, signalling and gene regulatory pathways represented in the Systems Biology Graphical Notation into a graph-oriented format compatible with the Neo4j graph database...
December 5, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919184/role-of-engineered-metal-oxide-nanoparticle-agglomeration-in-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-cathepsin-b-release-in-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-pulmonary-toxicity
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Tina M Sager, Michael Wolfarth, Stephen S Leonard, Anna M Morris, Dale W Porter, Vincent Castranova, Andrij Holian
Incomplete understanding of the contributions of dispersants and engineered nanoparticles/materials (ENM) agglomeration state to biological outcomes presents an obstacle for toxicological studies. Although reactive oxygen species (ROS) production is often regarded as the primary indicator of ENM bioactivity and toxicity, it remains unclear whether ENM produce ROS or whether ROS is an outcome of ENM-induced cell injury. Phagolysosomal disruption and cathepsin B release also promote bioactivity through inflammasome activation...
December 5, 2016: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919141/-nonischemic-priapism-following-brachytherapy-a-case-report-and-a-review
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Jumpei Oshima, Kazutoshi Fujita, Kentaro Kishimoto, Keigo Osuga, Osamu Suzuki, Tetsuji Soda, Yasutomo Nakai, Hiroshi Kiuchi, Tetsuya Takao, Yasushi Miyagawa, Akira Tsujimura, Norio Nonomura
We report a case of nonischemic priapism following brachytherapy. A 63-year-old man presented 22 days after brachytherapy for prostate cancer. He suffered painless sustained incomplete erection for a few days. The patient was diagnosed with nonischemic priapism by cavernosal blood gas analysis. Right internal pudendal arteriography showed blood pooling in the cavernosum caused by arteriovenous fistula. Selective arterial embolization with gelatin sponge particles was performed and detumescence achieved. To our knowledge,this is the first case of high flow priapism caused by brachytherapy for prostate cancer...
November 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918970/-not-just-right-experiences-and-incompleteness-in-body-dysmorphic-disorder
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Berta J Summers, Natalie L Matheny, Jesse R Cougle
The current studies examined the role of 'not just right' experiences (NJREs) and incompleteness (INC) in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). In Study 1, a clinical BDD sample endorsed more severe NJREs than healthy controls, when controlling co-occurring symptoms of depression and anxiety. In Study 2, INC predicted reactivity to an in vivo task designed to evoke BDD-related concerns in an unselected sample. Study 3 demonstrated a positive relationship between INC and BDD symptom severity in a community sample...
November 28, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918907/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-cancer-patients-receiving-care-from-single-vs-multiple-institutions
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Christina A Clarke, Sally L Glaser, Rita Leung, Kathleen Davidson-Allen, Scarlett L Gomez, Theresa H M Keegan
INTRODUCTION: Patients may receive cancer care from multiple institutions. However, at the population level, such patterns of cancer care are poorly described, complicating clinical research. To determine the population-based prevalence and characteristics of patients seen by multiple institutions, we used operations data from a state-mandated cancer registry. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 59,672 invasive cancers diagnosed in 1/1/2010-12/31/2011 in the Greater Bay Area of northern California were categorized as having been reported to the cancer registry within 365days of diagnosis by: 1) ≥1 institution within an integrated health system (IHS); 2) IHS institution(s) and ≥1 non-IHS institution (e...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
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