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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922808/vascular-assessment-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-intravascular-ultrasound-compared-with-computed-tomography
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Essa Essa, Nader Makki, Peter Bittenbender, Quinn Capers, Barry George, Gregory Rushing, Juan Crestanello, Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Scott M Lilly
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the femoral and iliac arteries is essential prior to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). It is critical for establishing candidacy for a femoral approach, and can help predict vascular complications. Although computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the standard imaging modality, it has limitations. OBJECTIVE: This study compared CTA with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in patients undergoing TAVR evaluation. METHODS: Fifteen patients undergoing pre-TAVR coronary angiography and hemodynamic assessment were recruited...
December 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921008/age-related-differences-in-the-luminal-and-mucosa-associated-gut-microbiome-of-broiler-chickens-and-shifts-associated-with-campylobacter-jejuni-infection
#2
Wageha A Awad, Evelyne Mann, Monika Dzieciol, Claudia Hess, Stephan Schmitz-Esser, Martin Wagner, Michael Hess
Despite the importance of gut microbiota for broiler performance and health little is known about the composition of this ecosystem, its development and response towards bacterial infections. Therefore, the current study was conducted to address the composition and structure of the microbial community in broiler chickens in a longitudinal study from day 1 to day 28 of age in the gut content and on the mucosa. Additionally, the consequences of a Campylobacter (C.) jejuni infection on the microbial community were assessed...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920729/transcriptional-network-architecture-of-breast-cancer-molecular-subtypes
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Guillermo de Anda-Jáuregui, Tadeo E Velázquez-Caldelas, Jesús Espinal-Enríquez, Enrique Hernández-Lemus
Breast cancer heterogeneity is evident at the clinical, histological and molecular level. High throughput technologies allowed the identification of intrinsic subtypes that capture transcriptional differences among tumors. A remaining question is whether said differences are associated to a particular transcriptional program which involves different connections between the same molecules. In other words, whether particular transcriptional network architectures can be linked to specific phenotypes. In this work we infer, construct and analyze transcriptional networks from whole-genome gene expression microarrays, by using an information theory approach...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920653/intestinal-bacterial-infection-diagnosed-by-histological-examination-of-endoscopic-biopsy-specimens
#4
Michiko Yuki, Yuko Emoto, Katsuhiko Yoshizawa, Takashi Yuri, Airo Tsubura
Intestinal spirochetosis (IS) in humans is characterized by spirochetal microorganisms attached to the luminal surface of the colonic epithelium. In the present case, attached organisms appeared as 3- to 4 μm-thick (average thickness, 3.4 μm) basophilic fringes or haze in HE-stained endoscopic biopsy specimens. The basophilic fringes were clearly labeled by Treponema pallidum antiserum. Because IS is relatively rare in developed countries, thin basophilic fringes characteristic of IS are readily overlooked...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920199/the-active-bacterial-assemblages-of-the-upper-gi-tract-in-individuals-with-and-without-helicobacter-infection
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Christian Schulz, Kerstin Schütte, Nadine Koch, Ramiro Vilchez-Vargas, Melissa L Wos-Oxley, Andrew P A Oxley, Marius Vital, Peter Malfertheiner, Dietmar H Pieper
OBJECTIVE: Patients infected with Helicobacter pylori develop chronic gastritis with a subgroup progressing to further complications. The role of microbiota from the oral cavity swallowed with saliva and either transiting the stomach or persisting in the gastric mucosa is uncertain. It is also not known whether the bacterial community differs in luminal and mucosal niches. A key question is whether H. pylori influences the bacterial communities of gastroduodenal niches. DESIGN: Saliva, gastric and duodenal aspirates as well as gastric and duodenal biopsies were collected during oesophagogastroduodenoscopy from 24 patients (m:9, f:15, mean age 52...
December 5, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919947/high-fat-diet-enhances-mammary-tumorigenesis-and-pulmonary-metastasis-and-alters-inflammatory-and-angiogenic-profiles-in-mmtv-pymt-mice
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Sneha Sundaram, Lin Yan
The MMTV-PyMT transgenic mouse model is commonly used to study luminal B subtype, which has a lower prevalence but a worse prognosis than luminal A subtype among patients with breast cancer. The objective of the present study was to determine whether an obesogenic, high-fat diet enhances primary tumorigenesis and pulmonary metastasis in female MMTV-PyMT mice. The high-fat diet slightly but significantly increased caloric intake and body fat mass compared to the AIN93G diet. The high-fat diet significantly increased primary mammary tumor progression by 59%, primary tumor weight by 60%, and the number of lung metastases by 147%...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918133/luminescent-tungsten-vi-complexes-photophysics-and-applicability-to-organic-light-emitting-diodes-and-photocatalysis
#7
Kwan-Ting Yeung, Wai-Pong To, Chenyue Sun, Gang Cheng, Chensheng Ma, Glenna So Ming Tong, Chen Yang, Chi-Ming Che
The synthesis, excited-state dynamics, and applications of two series of air-stable luminescent tungsten(VI) complexes are described. These tungsten(VI) complexes show phosphorescence in the solid state and in solutions with emission quantum yields up to 22 % in thin film (5 % in mCP) at room temperature. Complex 2 c, containing a 5,7-diphenyl-8-hydroxyquinolinate ligand, displays prompt fluorescence (blue-green) and phosphorescence (red) of comparable intensity, which could be used for ratiometric luminescent sensing...
December 5, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917879/colonic-luminal-microbiota-and-bacterial-metabolite-composition-in-pregnant-huanjiang-mini-pigs-effects-of-food-composition-at-different-times-of-pregnancy
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Xiang-Feng Kong, Yu-Jiao Ji, Hua-Wei Li, Qian Zhu, F Blachier, Mei-Mei Geng, Wen Chen, Yu-Long Yin
The gut harbours diverse and complex microbiota, which influence body health including nutrient metabolism, immune development, and protection from pathogens. Pregnancy is associated with immune and metabolic changes that might be related to microbiota compositional dynamics. We therefore investigated the colonic luminal bacteria community in Huanjiang mini-pigs fed diets with different nutrient levels from the first to third trimester of pregnancy. The concentrations of intestinal metabolites including short-chain fat acids, NH3-N, indole, skatole, and bioamines were also determined...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917829/the-er-stress-sensor-perk-luminal-domain-functions-as-a-molecular-chaperone-to-interact-with-misfolded-proteins
#9
Peng Wang, Jingzhi Li, Bingdong Sha
PERK is one of the major sensor proteins which can detect the protein-folding imbalance generated by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. It remains unclear how the sensor protein PERK is activated by ER stress. It has been demonstrated that the PERK luminal domain can recognize and selectively interact with misfolded proteins but not native proteins. Moreover, the PERK luminal domain may function as a molecular chaperone to directly bind to and suppress the aggregation of a number of misfolded model proteins...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917613/neonatal-exposure-to-ethinylestradiol-increases-ventral-prostate-growth-and-promotes-epithelial-hyperplasia-and-inflammation-in-adult-male-gerbils
#10
Luiz R Falleiros-Júnior, Ana P S Perez, Sebastião R Taboga, Fernanda C A Dos Santos, Patrícia S L Vilamaior
The aim of this study was to analyse morphologically the ventral prostate of adult Mongolian gerbils exposed to ethinylestradiol (EE) during the first week of postnatal development. Lactating females received daily, by gavage, doses of 10 μg/kg of EE diluted in 100 μl of mineral oil from the 1st to 10th postnatal day of the pups (EE group). In the control group (C), the lactating females received only the vehicle. Upon completing 120 days of age, the male offspring were euthanized and the prostates collected for analyses...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917009/induced-expression-of-cancer-stem-cell-markers-aldh1a3-and-sox-2-in-hierarchical-reconstitution-of-apoptosis-resistant-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Karin Kashii-Magaribuchi, Rie Takeuchi, Yuko Haisa, Akemi Sakamoto, Aimi Itoh, Yuki Izawa, Miyuki Isa, Mayu Fukuzawa, Motonobu Murakami, Rei Takahashi
We established an experimental system that can induce p53-dependent apoptosis by doxycycline treatment to analyze characteristics of the apoptosis-resistant cancer cell subpopulation in the human breast cancer cell line HCC1937. Expression patterns of the stem cell markers, ALDH1A3 and Sox-2, the luminal differentiation marker, GATA3 and the proliferation index marker, Ki-67 were analyzed using immunostaining and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS). After doxycycline treatment, the number of viable cells was gradually decreased over seven days in a time-dependent manner due to p53-induced apoptosis; however, the number of smaller-sized ALDH1A3(+) cells assessed by immunostaining increased sharply after 1 day of doxycycline treatment, suggesting their apoptosis-resistant nature...
November 1, 2016: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916281/intratumoral-heterogeneity-of-macrophages-and-fibroblasts-in-breast-cancer-is-associated-with-the-morphological-diversity-of-tumor-cells-and-contributes-to-lymph-node-metastasis
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Lubov A Tashireva, Evgeny V Denisov, Tatiana S Gerashchenko, Daria N Pautova, Mikhail A Buldakov, Marina V Zavyalova, Julia Kzhyshkowska, Nadezhda V Cherdyntseva, Vladimir M Perelmuter
Recent studies have highlighted the heterogeneity of the tumor microenvironment (ME) and the importance of its analysis to the understanding of its impact on clinical outcomes. In this study, we aimed to analyze the intratumoral distribution of macrophages and fibroblasts in breast cancer (BC) based on the morphological diversity of tumor cells (tubular, alveolar, solid, trabecular and discrete structures) and the clinicopathological parameters of the disease. Thirty-six patients with invasive breast carcinoma of no special type were included in the study...
November 27, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914317/the-disgust-related-images-dirti-database-validation-of-a-novel-standardized-set-of-disgust-pictures
#13
Anke Haberkamp, Julia Anna Glombiewski, Filipp Schmidt, Antonia Barke
Selecting appropriate stimuli is a major challenge of affective research. Although several standardized databases for affective pictures exist, none of them focus on discrete emotions such as disgust. Validated pictures inducing discrete emotions are still limited, and this presents a problem for researchers interested in studying different facets of disgust. In this paper, we introduce the DIsgust-RelaTed-Images (DIRTI) picture set. The set consists of 240 disgust-inducing pictures divided into six categories (food, animals, body products, injuries/infections, death, and hygiene)...
November 23, 2016: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913931/prognostic-value-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-subsets-in-breast-cancer-depends-on-hormone-receptor-status
#14
Yul Ri Chung, Hyun Jeong Kim, Min Hye Jang, So Yeon Park
PURPOSE: Interaction between immune-regulatory proteins and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) is complex, and their associations may have significant clinical implications. This study was designed to evaluate the relationships between immunomodulatory proteins and TIL subsets and their impact on prognosis in breast cancer. METHODS: 377 invasive breast cancer cases were selected, and immunohistochemistry was performed for HLA-A, HLA-ABC, and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO); CD4+, CD8+, and FOXP3+ T cells were counted in intratumoral and stromal areas for both absolute numbers as well as their ratios...
December 2, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913855/what-can-the-microstructure-of-stones-tell-us
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James C Williams, Elaine Worcester, James E Lingeman
How stones are retained within the kidney while small in size is still not fully understood. In this paper, we show two examples of how stones are retained during early growth: one is growth on Randall's (interstitial) plaque, and the other is growth on mineral that has formed as a luminal plug in a terminal collecting duct. These two mechanisms of stone retention during early growth have distinctive morphologic features that can be seen by methods that show the microscopic structure of the stones. Stones growing on Randall's plaque display an apatite region that is typically not large in size (<0...
December 2, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913823/mathematical-models-suggest-facilitated-fatty-acids-crossing-of-the-luminal-membrane-in-the-cardiac-muscle
#16
Efrath Barta
Long-chain fatty acids cross a few membranes on their way from the capillary blood to the cardiomyocyte cytosol, where they are utilized as an essential source of energy. Details of the transport mechanism across those membranes remained elusive despite decades of laboratory and theoretical work. Here we inspect several optional scenarios for the crossing of the luminal membrane of the endothelial cell, the first barrier that should be crossed: a passive diffusion, facilitation by receptors for albumin and facilitation by fatty acids transporters...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913344/perceptual-image-fusion-using-wavelets
#17
Paul Hill, Mohammed Ebrahim Al-Mualla, David Bull
A perceptual image fusion method is proposed that employs explicit luminance and contrast masking models. These models are combined to give the perceptual importance of each coefficient produced by the Dual-Tree Complex Wavelet Transform of each input image. This combined model of perceptual importance is used to select which coefficients are retained and furthermore to determine how to present the retained information in the most effective way. This work is the first to give a principled approach to image fusion from a perceptual perspective...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913206/mag-fluo4-in-t-cells-imaging-of-intra-organelle-free-ca-2-concentrations
#18
Björn-Philipp Diercks, Ralf Fliegert, Andreas H Guse
Ca(2+) signaling is a major signal transduction pathway involved in T cell activation, but also in apoptosis of T cells. Since T cells make use of several Ca(2+)-mobilizing second messengers, such as nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate, d-myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, and cyclic ADP-ribose, we intended to analyze luminal Ca(2+) concentration upon cell activation. Mag-Fluo4/AM, a low-affinity Ca(2+) dye known to localize to the endoplasmic reticular lumen in many cell types, showed superior brightness and bleaching stability, but, surprisingly, co-localized with mito-tracker, but not with ER-tracker in Jurkat T cells...
November 29, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913053/intestinal-metaplasia-of-appendiceal-endometriosis-is-not-uncommon-and-may-mimic-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasm
#19
Monika Vyas, Serena Wong, Xuchen Zhang
Endometriosis of the appendix can be an incidental finding or a cause of appendicitis, intussusception, perforation or retention mucocele. Intestinal metaplasia of appendiceal endometriosis may occur, which can lead to a misdiagnosis of low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm. On a retrospective search of the pathology database from 2001 to 2015, we identified 78 appendiceal endometriosis cases and intestinal metaplasia was present in 10/78 (13%) cases. In most of the cases (90%), the foci of intestinal metaplasia were mainly localized close to the mucosa...
October 25, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912678/the-physiology-and-molecular-underpinnings-of-the-effects-of-bariatric-surgery-on-obesity-and-diabetes
#20
Simon S Evers, Darleen A Sandoval, Randy J Seeley
Bariatric surgeries, such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy, produce significant and durable weight loss in both humans and rodents. Recently, these surgical interventions have also been termed metabolic surgery because they result in profound metabolic improvements that often surpass the expected improvement due to body weight loss alone. In this review we focus on the weight-loss independent effects of bariatric surgery, which encompass energy expenditure and macronutrient preference, the luminal composition of the gut (i...
November 28, 2016: Annual Review of Physiology
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