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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822116/interactions-between-variation-in-candidate-genes-and-environmental-factors-in-the-etiology-of-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Błażej Misiak, Filip Stramecki, Łukasz Gawęda, Katarzyna Prochwicz, Maria M Sąsiadek, Ahmed A Moustafa, Dorota Frydecka
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (BD) are complex and multidimensional disorders with high heritability rates. The contribution of genetic factors to the etiology of these disorders is increasingly being recognized as the action of multiple risk variants with small effect sizes, which might explain only a minor part of susceptibility. On the other site, numerous environmental factors have been found to play an important role in their causality. Therefore, in recent years, several studies focused on gene × environment interactions that are believed to bridge the gap between genetic underpinnings and environmental insults...
August 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821822/bladder-cancer-treatment-response-assessment-in-ct-using-radiomics-with-deep-learning
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Kenny H Cha, Lubomir Hadjiiski, Heang-Ping Chan, Alon Z Weizer, Ajjai Alva, Richard H Cohan, Elaine M Caoili, Chintana Paramagul, Ravi K Samala
Cross-sectional X-ray imaging has become the standard for staging most solid organ malignancies. However, for some malignancies such as urinary bladder cancer, the ability to accurately assess local extent of the disease and understand response to systemic chemotherapy is limited with current imaging approaches. In this study, we explored the feasibility that radiomics-based predictive models using pre- and post-treatment computed tomography (CT) images might be able to distinguish between bladder cancers with and without complete chemotherapy responses...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820938/multi-scale-simulation-of-receptor-drug-association-kinetics-application-to-neuramidase-inhibitors
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Fabian Zeller, Manuel P Luitz, Rainer Bomblies, Martin Zacharias
A detailed understanding of the drug-receptor association process is of fundamental importance for drug design. Due to the long timescales of typical binding kinetics, the atomistic simulation of the ligand traveling from bulk solution into the binding site is still computationally challenging. In this work, we apply a multi-scale approach of combined molecular dynamics (MD) and Brownian dynamics (BD) simulations to investigate association pathway ensembles for the two prominent H1N1 neuraminidase inhibitors oseltamivir and zanamivir...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820592/copper-i-no-g-reductive-coupling-producing-a-trans-hyponitrite-bridged-dicopper-ii-complex-redox-reversal-giving-copper-i-no-g-disproportionation
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Gayan B Wijeratne, Shabnam Hematian, Maxime A Siegler, Kenneth D Karlin
A copper complex, [CuI(tmpa)(MeCN)]+, effectively reductively couples NO(g) at RT in methanol, giving a structurally characterized hyponitrito-dicopper(II) adduct. Hydrogen-bonding from MeOH is critical for the hyponitrite complex formation and stabilization. This complex exhibits the reverse redox process in aprotic solvents, giving CuI + NO, leading to CuI-mediated NO disproportionation. The relation-ship of this chemistry to biological iron and/or copper mediated NO reductive coupling to give N2O(g) is discussed...
August 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820525/the-content-validity-of-a-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-patient-reported-outcome-measure
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Ellen M Lavoie Smith, Rylie Haupt, James P Kelly, Deborah Lee, Grace Kanzawa-Lee, Robert Knoerl, Celia Bridges, Paola Alberti, Nusara Prasertsri, Clare Donohoe
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To test the content validity of a 16-item version of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Questionnaire-Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (QLQ-CIPN20). 
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Cross-sectional, prospective, qualitative design. 
. SETTING: Six outpatient oncology clinics within the University of Michigan Health System's comprehensive cancer center in Ann Arbor. 
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September 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820218/photophysical-characterization-and-time-resolved-spectroscopy-of-a-anthradithiophene-dimer-exploring-the-role-of-conformation-in-singlet-fission
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Jacob C Dean, Ruomeng Zhang, Rawad K Hallani, Ryan D Pensack, Samuel N Sanders, Daniel G Oblinsky, Sean R Parkin, Luis M Campos, John E Anthony, Gregory D Scholes
Quantitative singlet fission has been observed for a variety of acene derivatives such as tetracene and pentacene, and efforts to extend the library of singlet fission compounds is of current interest. Preliminary calculations suggest anthradithiophenes exhibit significant exothermicity between the first optically-allowed singlet state, S1, and 2 × T1 with an energy difference of >5000 cm(-1). Given the fulfillment of this ingredient for singlet fission, here we investigate the singlet fission capability of a difluorinated anthradithiophene dimer (2ADT) covalently linked by a (dimethylsilyl)ethane bridge and derivatized by triisobutylsilylethynyl (TIBS) groups...
August 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820215/how-exfoliated-graphene-oxide-nanosheets-organize-at-the-water-interface-evidence-for-a-spontaneous-bilayer-self-assembly
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Nathalie Bonatout, François Muller, Philippe Fontaine, Ignacio Gascon, Oleg Konovalov, Michel Goldmann
In this study, we have characterized graphene oxide films formed at the air-water interface by X-ray reflectivity and grazing incidence X-ray diffraction using synchrotron sources. Surprisingly, the results of both measurements show that at non zero surface pressures, the film is organized as a bilayer of sheets interfaced between air and water with water molecule bridges. Such a spontaneous bilayer structure and its evolution with respect to the surface pressure has been observed for the first time. These results should allow precise control of the density of sheets deposited on the substrate when these films are transferred through the Langmuir Blodgett or Schaefer procedures...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820213/chip-scale-alignment-of-long-dna-nanofibers-on-a-patterned-self-assembled-monolayer
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J Xia, M Su
Controlled alignment of long DNA nanofibers is challenging. This communication reports a method to align human genomic DNA with nearly unlimited length using lithographically produced micro-patterns of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) with positively charged terminal groups. The micro-patterns act as local DNA reservoirs to supply DNAs for nanofiber formation, and can also stretch and align DNA nanofibers to form an ordered array by controlling the dewetting profile. By reducing the size and inter-patch distance of a micro-patch, a nearly uniform array of long DNA nanofibers can be patterned over a large area...
August 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820211/reactivity-of-the-parent-amido-complexes-of-iridium-with-olefins-c-nh2-bond-formation-versus-c-h-activation
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Inmaculada Mena, Pilar García-Orduña, Víctor Polo, Fernando J Lahoz, Miguel A Casado, Luis A Oro
Herein we report on the different chemical reactivity displayed by two mononuclear terminal amido compounds depending on the nature of the coordinated diene. Hence, treatment of amido-bridged iridium complexes [{Ir(μ-NH2)(tfbb)}3] (1; tfbb = tetrafluorobenzobarrelene) with dppp (dppp = bis(diphenylphosphane)propane) leads to the rupture of the amido bridges forming the mononuclear terminal amido compound [Ir(NH2)(dppp)(tfbb)] (3) in the first stage. On changing the reaction conditions, the formation of a C-NH2 bond between the amido moiety and the coordinated diene is observed and a new dinuclear complex [{Ir(1,2-η(2)-4-κ-C12H8F4N)(dppp)}2(μ-dppp)] (4) has been isolated...
August 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820191/comparative-photophysics-and-ultrafast-dynamics-of-dimethylaminochalcone-and-a-structurally-rigid-derivative-experimental-identification-of-tict-coordinate
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Rajib Ghosh, Biswajit Manna
Photophysical parameters and ultrafast dynamics of dimethylaminochalone (DMAC-A) have been compared with a structurally bridged analogue (namely, c-DMAC) in solvents of varying polarities. Conformational locking of the single bond connecting the donor and acceptor groups in c-DMAC arrests the twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) relaxation and consequently the photophysical parameters such as fluorescence yield, fluorescence lifetime and triplet yield change significantly. The intramolecular charge transfer character of the LE state is found to be unaffected by conformational restriction...
August 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819771/the-impact-of-bridging-lrt-on-survival-in-patients-listed-for-liver-transplantation
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Peiman Habibollahi, Stephen Hunt, Terence Gade, Mandeep S Dagli, Jeffrey I Mondschein, Deepak Sudheendra, S William Stavropoulos, Michael Soulen, Nadolski Gregory
PURPOSE: Locoregional therapy (LRT) is recommended for certain groups of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) listed for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) with expected wait times greater than 6 months. A retrospective single-center study was performed to evaluate the effect of LRT on the outcomes of patients with HCC listed for OLT. METHODS: Institutional database was reviewed to identify the patients listed for OLT with HCC (March 1998-December 2010)...
August 17, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819626/robust-significance-analysis-of-microarrays-by-minimum-%C3%AE-divergence-method
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Md Shahjaman, Nishith Kumar, Md Manir Hossain Mollah, Md Shakil Ahmed, Anjuman Ara Begum, S M Shahinul Islam, Md Nurul Haque Mollah
Identification of differentially expressed (DE) genes with two or more conditions is an important task for discovery of few biomarker genes. Significance Analysis of Microarrays (SAM) is a popular statistical approach for identification of DE genes for both small- and large-sample cases. However, it is sensitive to outlying gene expressions and produces low power in presence of outliers. Therefore, in this paper, an attempt is made to robustify the SAM approach using the minimum β-divergence estimators instead of the maximum likelihood estimators of the parameters...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819594/modified-nicoll-s-graft-for-treatment-of-gap-non-union-of-ulna-a-rare-case-report
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Chaitanya Krishna, Jayanta Mondal, Anirudhha Sengupta
INTRODUCTION: Despite the multitude of studies for the treatment of non-unions, no clear criterion has been established for treating a fracture of non-union. Non-union of radius and ulna produces a discrepancy in length which must be restored for adequate rotation and function. Nicoll described a technique of bridging gaps in long bones with solid blocks of cancellous bone and fixing the fragments with metal plates. We utilized modified Nicoll's graft using corticocancellous graft taken from iliac crest...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819574/sequential-kinase-inhibition-idelalisib-ibrutinib-induces-clinical-remission-in-b-cell-prolymphocytic-leukemia-harboring-a-17p-deletion
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H Coelho, M Badior, T Melo
B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (B-PLL) is a rare lymphoid neoplasm with an aggressive clinical course. Treatment strategies for B-PLL remain to be established, and, until recently, alemtuzumab was the only effective therapeutic option in patients harboring 17p deletions. Herein, we describe, for the first time, a case of B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia harboring a 17p deletion in a 48-year-old man that was successfully treated sequentially with idelalisib-rituximab/ibrutinib followed by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT)...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819155/context-conditioning-in-humans-using-commercially-available-immersive-virtual-reality
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Marijn C W Kroes, Joseph E Dunsmoor, Wayne E Mackey, Mason McClay, Elizabeth A Phelps
Despite a wealth of knowledge on how humans and nonhuman animals learn to associate meaningful events with cues in the environment, far less is known about how humans learn to associate these events with the environment itself. Progress on understanding spatiotemporal contextual processes in humans has been slow in large measure by the methodological constraint of generating and manipulating immersive spatial environments in well-controlled laboratory settings. Fortunately, immersive Virtual Reality (iVR) technology has improved appreciably and affords a relatively straightforward methodology to investigate the role of context on learning, memory, and emotion while maintaining experimental control...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819051/the-effects-of-8-weeks-voluntary-wheel-running-on-the-contractile-performance-of-isolated-locomotory-soleus-and-respiratory-diaphragm-skeletal-muscle-during-early-ageing
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Jason Tallis, Matthew F Higgins, Frank Seebacher, Val M Cox, Michael J Duncan, Rob S James
Decreased skeletal muscle performance with increasing age is strongly associated with reduced mobility and quality of life. Increased physical activity is a widely prescribed method of reducing the detrimental effects of ageing on skeletal muscle contractility. The present study uses isometric and work loop testing protocols to uniquely investigate the effects of 8 weeks of voluntary wheel running on the contractile performance of isolated dynapenic soleus and diaphragm muscles of 38 week old CD1 mice. When compared to untrained controls, voluntary wheel running induced significant improvements in maximal isometric stress and work loop power, a reduced resistance to fatigue, but greater cumulative work during fatiguing work loop contractions in isolated muscle...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819004/acute-oxygen-sensing-by-the-carotid-body-from-mitochondria-to-plasma-membrane
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Andy J Chang
Maintaining oxygen homeostasis is crucial to the survival of animals. Mammals respond acutely to changes in blood oxygen levels by modulating cardiopulmonary function. The major sensor of blood oxygen that regulates breathing is the carotid body (CB), a small chemosensory organ located at the carotid bifurcation. When arterial blood oxygen levels drop in hypoxia, neuroendocrine cells in the CB called glomus cells are activated to signal to afferent nerves that project to the brainstem. The mechanism by which hypoxia stimulates CB sensory activity has been the subject of many studies over the last 90 years...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817988/interferon-dimers-ifn-peg-ifn
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Annabelle Herrington-Symes, Ji-Won Choi, Steve Brocchini
Increasingly complex proteins can be made by a recombinant chemical approach where proteins that can be made easily can be combined by site-specific chemical conjugation to form multifunctional or more active protein therapeutics. Protein dimers may display increased avidity for cell surface receptors. The increased size of protein dimers may also increase circulation times. Cytokines bind to cell surface receptors that dimerise, so much of the solvent accessible surface of a cytokine is involved in binding to its target...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817775/departure-from-a-spherically-symmetric-ground-state-in-a-system-with-a-half-filled-shell-the-case-example-of-berkelium-iv-iodate
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Mark A Silver, Samantha K Cary, Alejandro J Garza, Ryan E Baumbach, Alexandra A Arico, Gregory A Galmin, Kuan-Wen Chen, Jason A Johnson, Jamie C Wang, Ronald J Clark, Alexander Chemey, Teresa M Eaton, Matthew L Marsh, Kevin Seidler, Shane S Galley, Lambertus van de Burgt, Ashley L Gray, David E Hobart, Kenneth Hanson, Shelley M van Cleve, Frédéric Gendron, Jochen Autschbach, Gustavo E Scuseria, Laurent Maron, Manfred Speldrich, Paul Kögerler, Cristian Celis-Barros, Dayán Paéz-Hernandéz, Ramiro Arratia-Perez, Michael Ruf, Thomas E Albrecht-Schmitt
The reaction of 249Bk(OH)4 with iodate under hydrothermal conditions results in the formation of Bk(IO3)3 as the major product with trace amounts of Bk(IO3)4 also crystallizing from the reaction mixture. The structure of Bk(IO3)3 consists of nine-coordinate BkIII cations that are bridged by iodate anions to yield layers that are isomorphous with those found for AmIII, CfIII, and with lanthanides that possess similar ionic radii. Bk(IO3)4 was expected to adopt the same structure as M(IO3)4 (M = Ce, Np, Pu), but instead parallels the structural chemistry of the smaller ZrIV cation...
August 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817773/surface-reaction-barriometry-methane-dissociation-on-flat-and-stepped-transition-metal-surfaces
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Davide Migliorini, Helen Jane Chadwick, Francesco Nattino, Ana Gutiérrez-Gonzáles, Eric Dombrowski, Eric A High, Han Guo, Arthur L Utz, Bret Earl Jackson, Rainer D Beck, Geert-Jan Kroes
Accurately simulating heterogeneously catalyzed reactions requires reliable barriers for molecules reacting at defects on metal surfaces, such as steps. However, first principles methods capable of computing these barriers to chemical accuracy have yet to be demonstrated. We show that state-resolved molecular beam experiments combined with ab initio molecular dynamics using specific reaction parameter density functional theory (SRP-DFT) can determine the molecule-metal surface interaction with the required reliability...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
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