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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351414/the-murine-choroid-plexus-epithelium-expresses-the-2cl-h-exchanger-clc-7-and-na-h-exchanger-nhe6-in-the-luminal-membrane-domain
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Helle H Damkier, Henriette L Christensen, Inga B Christensen, Qi Wu, Robert A Fenton, Jeppe Praetorius
The choroid plexus epithelium within the brain ventricles secretes the majority of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The luminal Na+,K+-ATPase acts in concert with a host of other transport proteins to mediate efficient fluid secretion across the epithelium. The CSF contains little protein buffer, but the pH value seems nonetheless maintained within narrow limits, even when faced with acid/base challenges. The involvement of choroid plexus acid/base transporters in CSF pH regulation is highlighted by the expression of several acid/base transporters in the epithelium...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351408/choroid-plexus-epithelial-cells-express-the-adhesion-protein-p-cadherin-at-cell-cell-contacts-and-syntaxin-4-in-the-luminal-membrane-domain
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Inga Baasch Christensen, Esben Nees Mogensen, Helle Hasager Damkier, Jeppe Praetorius
The choroid plexus epithelial cells (CPECs) belong to a small group of polarized cells, where the Na+,K+-ATPase is expressed in the luminal membrane. The basic polarity of the cells is, therefore, still debated. We investigated the subcellular distribution of an array of proteins known to play fundamental roles in either in establishing and maintaining basic cell polarity or the polarized delivery and recycling of plasma membrane proteins. Immunofluorescence histochemical analysis was applied to determine the subcellular localization of apical and basolateral membrane determinants...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351396/mechanisms-of-repetitive-retrograde-contractions-in-response-to-sustained-esophageal-distension-a-study-evaluating-patients-with-post-fundoplication-dysphagia
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Dustin A Carlson, Peter J Kahrilas, Katherine Ritter, Zhiyue Lin, John E Pandolfino
BACKGROUND: Repetitive, retrograde contractions (RRCs) in response to sustained esophageal distension are a distinct contractility pattern observed with functional luminal imaging probe (FLIP) panometry that are common in type III (spastic) achalasia. RRCs are hypothesized to be indicative of either impaired inhibitory innervation or esophageal outflow obstruction. We aimed to apply FLIP panometry to patients with post-fundoplication dysphagia (a model of esophageal obstruction) to explore mechanisms behind RRCs...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350685/re-orchestration-of-blood-flow-by-micro-circulations
#4
P A R Meyer
Haemoglobin Video Imaging (HVI) demonstrates conjunctival and episcleral blood flow in man with the resolution of a single erythrocyte. A new method for establishing vessel hierarchy in micro-circulations is described, which recognises either delivery or drainage vessels and references vessel order to the capillary. These tools have been used to characterise blood flow.Anterior ciliary arteries show pulsatile variation in diameter. The episcleral arterial circle that they supply has functional apices with pulsatile flow reversal...
January 19, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350308/the-ppar%C3%AE-agonist-efatutazone-delays-invasive-progression-and-induces-differentiation-of-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
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Virginie Ory, William B Kietzman, Jacob Boeckelman, Bhaskar V Kallakury, Anton Wellstein, Priscilla A Furth, Anna T Riegel
PURPOSE: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a pre-invasive lesion of the breast considered a precursor of invasive ductal carcinoma. This study aimed to determine whether activated PPARγ acts as a tumor suppressor in human DCIS progression. METHODS: We utilized the high-affinity PPARγ agonist, efatutazone, to activate endogenous PPARγ in a well-defined model for the progression of basal (triple negative) DCIS, MCFDCIS cells, cultured under 2D and 3D conditions...
January 19, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348911/reduction-of-flicker-in-four-stroke-motion-of-color-images
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Takahiro Kawabe, Shin'ya Nishida
When two sequential video frames extracted from a single video clip are followed by the negative of the two frames, a viewer often experiences a visual illusion whereby a scene in the frames continuously moves in a single direction (four-stroke apparent motion). To create a four-stroke apparent motion display, the image intensities of the whole of the second pair of images are reversed. However, this intensity reversal creates a strong impression of flicker that can be undesirable for comfortable viewing. This study reports that four-stroke apparent motion can be induced by only reversing the luminance intensities in those spatial areas which contain motion signals in high-pass filtered images...
January 2018: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348868/luminal-like-her2-negative-stage-ia-breast-cancer-a-multicenter-retrospective-study-on-long-term-outcome-with-propensity-score-analysis
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Carmine De Angelis, Massimo Di Maio, Anna Crispo, Mario Giuliano, Francesco Schettini, Marta Bonotto, Lorenzo Gerratana, Donatella Iacono, Marika Cinausero, Ferdinando Riccardi, Giuseppe Ciancia, Michelino De Laurentiis, Fabio Puglisi, Sabino De Placido, Grazia Arpino
The benefit of adding chemotherapy (CT) to adjuvant hormone therapy (HT) in stage IA luminal-like HER2-negative breast cancer (BC) is unclear. We retrospectively evaluated predictive factors and clinical outcome of 1,222 patients from 4 oncologic centers. Three hundred and eighty patients received CT and HT (CT-cohort) and 842 received HT alone (HT-cohort). Disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) were evaluated with univariate and multivariate analyses. We also applied the propensity score methodology...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346527/progesterone-effects-on-extracellular-vesicles-in-the-sheep-uterus
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Gregory W Burns, Kelsey E Brooks, Eleanore V O'Neil, Darren E Hagen, Susanta K Behura, Thomas E Spencer
Progesterone (P4) acts via the endometrium to promote conceptus growth and implantation for pregnancy establishment. Many cells release extracellular vesicles (EVs) that are membrane-bound vesicles of endosomal and plasma membrane origin. In sheep, endometrial-derived EVs were found to traffic to the conceptus trophectoderm. Thus, EVs are hypothesized to be an important mode of intercellular communication by transferring select RNAs, proteins, and lipids between the endometrium and conceptus. Electron microscopy analysis found that the endometrial luminal and glandular epithelia were the primary source of EVs in the uterus of cyclic sheep...
January 16, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345635/genetic-risk-dysbiosis-and-treatment-stratification-using-host-genome-and-gut-microbiome-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#9
Ahmed Moustafa, Weizhong Li, Ericka L Anderson, Emily H M Wong, Parambir S Dulai, William J Sandborn, William Biggs, Shibu Yooseph, Marcus B Jones, J Craig Venter, Karen E Nelson, John T Chang, Amalio Telenti, Brigid S Boland
OBJECTIVES: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), comprised of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are characterized by a complex pathophysiology that is thought to result from an aberrant immune response to a dysbiotic luminal microbiota in genetically susceptible individuals. New technologies support the joint assessment of host-microbiome interaction. METHODS: Using whole genome sequencing and shotgun metagenomics, we studied the clinical features, host genome, and stool microbial metagenome of 85 IBD patients, and compared the results to 146 control individuals...
January 18, 2018: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344722/benefit-of-the-addition-of-hormone-therapy-to-neoadjuvant-anthracycline-based-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-comparison-of-predicted-and-observed-pcr
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Daniele Generali, Silvia Paola Corona, Lajos Pusztai, Roman Rouzier, Giovanni Allevi, Sergio Aguggini, Manuela Milani, Carla Strina, Albane Frati
INTRODUCTION: Neoadjuvant hormonal therapy is generally considered a valid option for hormone receptor positive breast cancer (BC) patients who are unfit for chemotherapy or surgery. AIMS: Whilst numerous studies analyzed efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (CT) or endocrine therapy (HT) alone in hormone receptor positive patients, there is a lack of research looking at the usefulness of a preoperative combinatorial approach of CT and HT in this patient subgroup...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344414/herba-cistanches-anti-aging
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REVIEW
Ningqun Wang, Shaozhen Ji, Hao Zhang, Shanshan Mei, Lumin Qiao, Xianglan Jin
The Cistanche species ("Rou Cong Rong" in Chinese) is an endangered wild species growing in arid or semi-arid areas. The dried fleshy stem of Cistanches has been used as a tonic in China for many years. Modern pharmacological studies have since demonstrated that Herba Cistanches possesses broad medicinal functions, especially for use in anti-senescence, anti-oxidation, neuroprotection, anti-inflammation, hepatoprotection, immunomodulation, anti-neoplastic, anti-osteoporosis and the promotion of bone formation...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344331/the-peripheral-flicker-illusion
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Hiroyuki Ito, Tomomi Koizumi
A new illusion is reported. A visual object suddenly appearing on a red background sometimes causes an impression of flicker or double flash. In Experiment 1, a red, green, or blue object was presented on a red, green, blue, or gray background. Participants evaluated the illusion strength in reference to the physical flicker of a gray object presented in central vision. The results show that the green or blue object presented on the red background caused the illusion. In Experiment 2, the effect of retinal eccentricity on the illusion was tested...
November 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344105/optimal-duration-of-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy-how-to-apply-the-newest-data
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REVIEW
Kerstin Wimmer, Stephanie Strobl, Michael Bolliger, Yelena Devyatko, Belgin Korkmaz, Ruth Exner, Florian Fitzal, Michael Gnant
Background: The benefit of 5 years of adjuvant endocrine therapy for women with hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer (BC) is beyond discussion. Nevertheless, the risk of recurrence of luminal BC persists for 15 years or more after diagnosis. Consequently, approaches of extended adjuvant therapy have been investigated in large clinical trials, with the ultimate aim of further reducing the risk of recurrence in patients with HR+ BC. Methods: A review of recently published trial data is presented to provide a solid basis for discussion...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343814/intrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-activation-increases-response-to-anti-estrogens-in-luminal-breast-cancers
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Michelle M Williams, Linus Lee, Thomas Werfel, Meghan M Morrison Joly, Donna J Hicks, Bushra Rahman, David Elion, Courtney McKernan, Violeta Sanchez, Monica V Estrada, Suleiman Massarweh, Richard Elledge, Craig Duvall, Rebecca S Cook
Estrogen receptor-α positive (ERα+) breast cancer accounts for approximately 70-80% of the nearly 25,0000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the US each year. Endocrine-targeted therapies (those that block ERα activity) serve as the first line of treatment in most cases. Despite the proven benefit of endocrine therapies, however, ERα+ breast tumors can develop resistance to endocrine therapy, causing disease progression or relapse, particularly in the metastatic setting. Anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins enhance breast tumor cell survival, often promoting resistance to targeted therapies, including endocrine therapies...
January 17, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343547/molecular-pathways-for-immune-recognition-of-preproinsulin-signal-peptide-in-type-1-diabetes
#15
Deborah Kronenberg-Versteeg, Martin Eichmann, Mark A Russell, Arnoud de Ru, Beate Hehn, Norkhairin Yusuf, Peter A van Veelen, Sarah J Richardson, Noel G Morgan, Marius K Lemberg, Mark Peakman
The signal peptide region of preproinsulin (PPI) contains epitopes targeted by human leucocyte antigen-A (HLA-A)-restricted (HLA-A0201, A2402) cytotoxic T-cells as part of the pathogenesis of β-cell destruction in type 1 diabetes. We extended PPI epitope discovery to disease-associated HLA-B*1801 and HLA-B*3906 (risk) and HLA-A*1101 and HLA-B*3801 (protective) alleles revealing that 4/6 alleles present epitopes derived from the signal peptide region. During co-translational translocation of PPI, its signal peptide is cleaved and retained within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane, implying it is processed for immune recognition outside of the canonical, proteasome-directed pathway...
January 17, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342095/preparation-of-cyano-substituted-tetraphenylethylene-derivatives-and-their-applications-in-solution-processable-oleds
#16
Xiaoyi Sun, Lele Zhao, Xiao Han, Hui Liu, Yu Gao, Yanchun Tao, Haiquan Zhang, Bing Yang, Ping Lu
Creation of organic luminescent materials with high solid-state efficiency is of vital importance for their applications in optoelectronic fields. Here, a series of AIE luminogens (AIE gens), (Z)-2,3-bis(4-(9,9-bis(6-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)hexyl)-9H-fluoren-2-yl)phenyl)-3-phenylacrylonitrile (SFC), and 2,3-bis(4-(9,9-bis(6-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)hexyl)-9H-fluoren-2-yl)phenyl)fumaronitrile (DFC), utilizing 2,3,3-triphenylacrylonitrile and 2,3-diphenylfumaronitrile as respective centers, are designed and synthesized by Suzuki coupling reactions with high yields...
January 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340931/vascutrainer-a-mobile-and-disposable-bioreactor-system-for-the-conditioning-of-tissue-engineered-vascular-grafts
#17
Frederic Wolf, Diana M Rojas González, Ulrich Steinseifer, Markus Obdenbusch, Werner Herfs, Christian Brecher, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Petra Mela, Thomas Schmitz-Rode
In vitro tissue engineering of vascular grafts requires dynamic conditioning in a bioreactor system for in vitro tissue maturation and remodeling to receive a mechanically adequate and hemocompatible implant. The goal of the current work was to develop a bioreactor system for the conditioning of vascular grafts which is (i) able to create a wide range of flow, pressure and frequency conditions, including physiological ones; (ii) compact and easy to assemble; (iii) transportable; (iv) disposable. The system is driven by a small centrifugal pump controlled via a custom-made control unit, which can also be operated on batteries to allow for autonomous transportation...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340880/gata-3-is-superior-to-gcdfp-15-and-mammaglobin-to-identify-primary-and-metastatic-breast-cancer
#18
Yun-Bi Ni, Julia Y S Tsang, Mu-Min Shao, Siu-Ki Chan, Sai-Yin Cheung, Joanna Tong, Ka-Fai To, Gary M Tse
PURPOSE: Despite numerous studies on the utility of GATA-3 as breast cancer marker, its comparison with other breast markers, its concordance between primary and metastatic tumors and its expression in primary cancers from sites with frequent breast metastases remains unclear. METHODS: To address these questions, totally 993 invasive breast cancers (IBC), 254 paired nodal metastases, 23 distant metastases, and 208 lung carcinomas were included. GATA-3 expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry and compared to other breast markers [gross cystic disease fluid protein 15 (GCDFP-15) and mammaglobin (MGB)]...
January 16, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340643/association-of-low-luminance-questionnaire-with-objective-functional-measures-in-early-and-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration
#19
Atalie C Thompson, Ulrich F O Luhmann, Sandra S Stinnett, Lejla Vajzovic, Anupama Horne, Cynthia A Toth, Scott W Cousins, Eleonora M Lad
Purpose: To determine whether Low Luminance Questionnaire (LLQ) scores are associated with objective measures of visual function in early and intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Cross-sectional study of subjects with early AMD Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) stage 2, N = 33), intermediate AMD (AREDS stage 3, N = 47), and age-matched healthy controls (N = 21). Subjects were interviewed with the LLQ. Psychophysical tests performed included best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), mesopic microperimetry, dark adaptometry (DA), low luminance visual acuity (LLVA), and cone contrast test (CCT)...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340521/organic-solvent-exposure-and-contrast-sensitivity-comparing-men-and-women
#20
A R Oliveira, A A Campos Neto, M J O de Andrade, P C B de Medeiros, N A Dos Santos
The goal of this study was to compare the visual contrast sensitivity (CS) of men and women exposed and not exposed to organic solvents. Forty-six volunteers of both genders aged between 18 and 41 years (mean±SD=27.72±6.28) participated. Gas station attendants were exposed to gas containing 46.30 ppm of solvents at a temperature of 304±274.39 K, humidity of 62.25±7.59% and ventilation of 0.69±0.46 m/s (a passive gas chromatography-based sampling method was used considering the microclimate variables). Visual CS was measured via the psychophysical method of two-alternative forced choice using vertical sinusoidal gratings with spatial frequencies of 0...
January 11, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
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