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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222672/morphological-alterations-in-the-position-of-the-mandibular-foramen-in-dentate-and-edentate-mandibles
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Niki Matveeva, Lidija Popovska, Biljana Evrosimovska, Elizabeta Chadikovska, Julijana Nikolovska
The technique of inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) block must be based on precise anatomical knowledge regarding the correct position of the mandibular foramen (MF). The aim of the investigation reported here was to determine the anatomic and topographic localization of the MF according to mandibular ramus anatomic landmarks and to identify morphological alterations in the position of the MF and size and shape of the ramus in terms of the impact of tooth socket loss in the molar and premolar region. Seventy-three dry human adult mandibles were divided into two groups according to dental status...
December 8, 2017: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222281/improved-biological-insight-and-influence-on-management-in-indolent-lymphoma-talk-3-update-on-nodal-and-splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma
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Catherine Thieblemont
Splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) and nodal marginal zone lymphoma (NMZL) are rare indolent chronic B-cell lymphomas. Prognosis is typically good with median survival around 10-15 years. Management is generally based on the presence of symptoms or high tumor burden. There are no standard treatments for these 2 entities, and therapeutic strategies are rapidly evolving. Clinical developments for these 2 entities are oriented by genomic studies, with largely overlapping mutational profiles involving the NOTCH, B-cell receptor (BcR) and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) signaling, chromatin remodeling, and the cytoskeleton...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221033/flexible-manipulation-of-terahertz-wave-reflection-using-polarization-insensitive-coding-metasurfaces
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Li Jiu-Sheng, Zhao Ze-Jiang, Yao Jian-Quan
In order to extend to 3-bit encoding, we propose notched-wheel structures as polarization insensitive coding metasurfaces to control terahertz wave reflection and suppress backward scattering. By using a coding sequence of "00110011…" along x-axis direction and 16 × 16 random coding sequence, we investigate the polarization insensitive properties of the coding metasurfaces. By designing the coding sequences of the basic coding elements, the terahertz wave reflection can be flexibly manipulated. Additionally, radar cross section (RCS) reduction in the backward direction is less than -10dB in a wide band...
November 27, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220822/fatigue-and-biological-properties-of-ti-6al-4v-eli-cellular-structures-with-variously-arranged-cubic-cells-made-by-selective-laser-melting
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M Dallago, V Fontanari, E Torresani, M Leoni, C Pederzolli, C Potrich, M Benedetti
Traditional implants made of bulk titanium are much stiffer than human bone and this mismatch can induce stress shielding. Although more complex to produce and with less predictable properties compared to bulk implants, implants with a highly porous structure can be produced to match the bone stiffness and at the same time favor bone ingrowth and regeneration. This paper presents the results of the mechanical and dimensional characterization of different regular cubic open-cell cellular structures produced by Selective Laser Melting (SLM) of Ti6Al4V alloy, all with the same nominal elastic modulus of 3GPa that matches that of human trabecular bone...
December 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220293/pathologic-angiogenesis-of-malignant-vascular-sarcomas-implications-for-treatment
#5
Jalal A Khan, Robert G Maki, Vinod Ravi
Angiosarcoma, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, and Kaposi sarcoma are classified according to the line of differentiation that these neoplastic cells most closely resemble: the endothelial cell. Although these malignant vascular sarcomas demonstrate immunohistochemical and ultrastructural features typical of this lineage, they vary dramatically in presentation and behavior, reflecting oncologic mechanisms unique to each. Antineoplastic therapies offer significant benefit, but because of the rarity of these cancers, novel therapies are slow to develop, and treatment options for these cancers remain limited...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218101/delta-notch-like-epidermal-growth-factor-related-receptor-dner-orchestrates-stemness-and-cancer-progression-in-prostate-cancer
#6
Lijun Wang, Qi Wu, Shan Zhu, Zhiyu Li, Jingping Yuan, Dehua Yu, Zhiliang Xu, Juanjuan Li, Shengrong Sun, Changhua Wang
DNER, Delta/Notch-like epidermal growth factor (EGF)-related receptor, is a neuron-specific transmembrane protein carrying extracellular EGF-like repeats. The function of DNER in prostate cancer has not been evaluated. Here, we showed that the upregulation of DNER is observed in various cancers, including prostate cancer. Knockdown of DNER in PC-3 cells inhibited cell proliferation, migration and invasion as well as tumorigenesis in PC-3 xenografts. DNER knockdown specifically inhibited cell growth in spheroids...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217027/optic-disc-hemorrhages-in-glaucoma-and-common-clinical-features
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Zeynep Kayaarasi Ozturker, Kristen Munro, Neeru Gupta
OBJECTIVE: To analyze optic nerve head stereophotographs for the presence of optic disc hemorrhages, and to describe bleeding patterns and patient characteristics. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: 1113 optic nerve stereophotograph pairs of 562 consecutive patients. METHODS: Stereophotographs were systematically reviewed for the presence of a disc hemorrhage with careful documentation of optic nerve head features...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215066/pharmacological-inhibition-of-rev-erb-stimulates-differentiation-inhibits-turnover-and-reduces-fibrosis-in-dystrophic-muscle
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Ryan D Welch, Cyrielle Billon, Aurore-Cecile Valfort, Thomas P Burris, Colin A Flaveny
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a debilitating X-linked disorder that is fatal. DMD patients lack the expression of the structural protein dystrophin caused by mutations within the DMD gene. The absence of functional dystrophin protein results in excessive damage from normal muscle use due to the compromised structural integrity of the dystrophin associated glycoprotein complex. As a result, DMD patients exhibit ongoing cycles of muscle destruction and regeneration that promote inflammation, fibrosis, mitochondrial dysfunction, satellite cell (SC) exhaustion and loss of skeletal and cardiac muscle function...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214735/the-mechanism-study-of-mir-125b-in-occurrence-and-progression-of-multiple-myeloma
#9
Da Gao, Zhen Xiao, Hui-Ping Li, Dong-Hai Han, Ya-Peng Zhang
Although many efforts have contributed to improve our knowledge of molecular pathogenesis about multiple myeloma (MM), the role and significance of microRNAs and long noncoding RNAs in MM cells, along with the core mechanism remains virtually absent. The mRNA levels of miR-125b and MALAT1 in MM cell lines were detected by qRT-PCR. The influence of Lenti-Sh-miR-125b on cell viability and the Notch-1 pathway-related proteins were assessed by MTT method and western blot, respectively. We also investigated the regulation effect between MALAT1 and Notch1 pathway...
December 7, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213075/suppression-of-stochastic-domain-wall-pinning-through-control-of-gilbert-damping
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T J Broomhall, T J Hayward
Finite temperature micromagnetic simulations were used to investigate the magnetisation structure, propagation dynamics and stochastic pinning of domain walls in rare earth-doped Ni80Fe20 nanowires. We first show how the increase of the Gilbert damping, caused by the inclusion rare-earth dopants such as holmium, acts to suppress Walker breakdown phenomena. This allows domain walls to maintain consistent magnetisation structures during propagation. We then employ finite temperature simulations to probe how this affects the stochastic pinning of domain walls at notch-shaped artificial defect sites...
December 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212792/differential-effects-of-alcohol-and-its-metabolite-acetaldehyde-on-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-notch-signaling-and-growth
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Ekaterina Hatch, David Morrow, Weimin Liu, Paul A Cahill, Eileen M Redmond
Alcohol (EtOH) consumption can variously affect cardiovascular disease (CVD). Our aim was to compare the effects of EtOH and its primary metabolite acetaldehyde (ACT) on vascular smooth muscle Notch signaling and cell growth that are important for atherogenesis. Human coronary artery smooth muscle cells (HCASMC) were treated with EtOH (25 mM) or ACT (10 μM, 25 μM). As previously reported, EtOH inhibited Notch signaling and growth of HCASMC. In contrast, ACT treatment stimulated HCASMC proliferation (cell counts) and increased proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) expression, concomitant with stimulation of Notch signaling as determined by increased Notch receptor (N1, N3) and target gene (HRT 1-3) mRNA levels...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212575/oct4-is-crucial-for-transdifferentiation-of-hepatocytes-to-biliary-epithelial-cells-in-an-in-vitro-organoid-culture-model
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Mboya Doffou, George Adams, William C Bowen, Shirish Paranjpe, Harish S Parihar, Huy Nguyen, George K Michalopoulos, Vishakha Bhave
BACKGROUND: Hepatocyte to biliary transdifferentiation has been documented in various models of bile duct injury. In this process, mature hepatocytes transform into mature biliary epithelial cells by acquiring biliary phenotypic markers. Several signaling pathways including PI3 kinase, Notch, Hes1, Sox9, and Hippo are shown to be involved in the process. However, if Oct4 is involved in hepatocyte to biliary transdifferentiation is unknown. METHODS: We investigated the role of Oct4 in hepatocyte to biliary transdifferentiation utilizing an in vitro organoid culture system as a model of transdifferentiation...
December 6, 2017: Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210315/expression-of-lamina-proteins-lamin-and-kugelkern-suppresses-stem-cell-proliferation
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Roman Petrovsky, Jörg Großhans
The nuclear lamina is involved in numerous cellular functions, such as gene expression, nuclear organization, nuclear stability, and cell proliferation. The mechanism underlying the involvement of lamina is often not clear, especially in physiological or developmental contexts. Here we investigate the role and activity of farnesylated lamina proteins Lamin (Lam) and Kugelkern (Kuk) in proliferation control of intestinal stem cells (ISCs) in adult Drosophila flies. We found that ISCs mutant for Lam or kuk proliferate, whereas overexpression of Lam or Kuk strongly suppressed proliferation...
December 6, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209818/water-quality-of-stormwater-generated-from-an-airport-in-a-cold-climate-function-of-an-infiltration-pond-and-sampling-strategy-with-limited-resources
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Yu Jia, Ludwig Ehlert, Cecilia Wahlskog, Angela Lundberg, Christian Maurice
Monitoring pollutants in stormwater discharge in cold climates is challenging. An environmental survey was performed by sampling the stormwater from Luleå Airport, Northern Sweden, during the period 2010-2013, when urea was used as a main component of aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluids (ADAFs). The stormwater collected from the runway was led through an oil trap to an infiltration pond to store excess water during precipitation periods and enhance infiltration and water treatment. Due to insufficient capacity, an emergency spillway was established and equipped with a flow meter and an automatic sampler...
December 5, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208822/b-hex-pupil-expander-pupil-expansion-redefined
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Suven Bhattacharjee
The B-HEX® Pupil Expander (Med Invent Devices) is a disposable 6.5 mm flexible hexagonal device with notches at corners and flanges at sides. Alternate flanges with positioning holes are tucked under the iris to engage the notches to the margin of the pupil to provide a 5.5 mm expanded pupil. Unlike devices with scrolls or pockets which require an injector to avoid snagging the incision, the preloaded B-HEX is inserted and removed through a 1 mm or larger incision using a manipulator or 23-gauge micro-forceps...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208636/homeodomain-interacting-protein-kinase-promotes-tumorigenesis-and-metastatic-cell-behavior
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Jessica A Blaquiere, Kenneth Kin Lam Wong, Stephen D Kinsey, Jin Wu, Esther M Verheyen
Aberrations in signaling pathways that regulate tissue growth often lead to tumorigenesis. Homeodomain interacting protein kinase (Hipk) family members are reported to have distinct and contradictory effects on cell proliferation and tissue growth. From these studies it is clear that much remains to be learned about the roles of Hipk family protein kinases in proliferation and cell behaviour. Previous work has shown that Drosophila Hipk is a potent growth regulator, thus we predicted that it could have a role in tumorigenesis...
November 20, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208631/the-drosophila-junctophilin-gene-is-functionally-equivalent-to-its-four-mammalian-counterparts-and-is-a-modifier-of-a-huntingtin-poly-q-expansion-and-the-notch-pathway
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Eduardo Calpena, Víctor López Del Amo, Mouli Chakraborty, Beatriz Llamusí, Rubén Artero, Carmen Espinós, Máximo I Galindo
Members of the Junctophilin (JPH) protein family have emerged as key actors in all excitable cells with critical implications for human pathophysiology. In mammals this family consists in four members (JPH1-4) that are differentially expressed throughout excitable cells. The analysis of knockout mice lacking JPH subtypes has demonstrated their essential contribution to physiological functions in skeletal and cardiac muscles, and neurons. Moreover, mutations in the human JPH2 gene are associated with hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathies; mutations in JPH3 are responsible for the neurodegenerative Huntington's disease-like-2 (HDL2), whereas JPH1 acts as a genetic modifier in CMT2K peripheral neuropathy...
November 20, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208323/evaluation-of-posterior-cruciate-ligament-and-intercondylar-notch-in-subjects-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear-a-comparative-flexed-knee-3d-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Atul K Taneja, Frederico C Miranda, Marco K Demange, Marcelo P Prado, Durval C B Santos, Laercio A Rosemberg, Ronaldo H Baroni
PURPOSE: To determine if posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and intercondylar notch (IN) morphometries and volumetrics act as risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. METHODS: A prospective case-controlled magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study was conducted with subjects presenting noncontact knee injuries. Exclusion criteria were previous surgery, PCL tear, osteoarthritis, tumors, or infectious and inflammatory conditions. All participants underwent a flexed-knee 3-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to uniformly straighten PCL...
December 2, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207629/genetic-deletion-of-rnd3-in-neural-stem-cells-promotes-proliferation-via-upregulation-of-notch-signaling
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Huimin Dong, Xi Lin, Yuntao Li, Ronghua Hu, Yang Xu, Xiaojie Guo, Qiong La, Shun Wang, Congcong Fang, Junli Guo, Qi Li, Shanping Mao, Baohui Liu
Rnd3, a Rho GTPase, is involved in the inhibition of actin cytoskeleton dynamics through the Rho kinase-dependent signaling pathway. We previously demonstrated that mice with genetic deletion of Rnd3 developed a markedly larger brain compared with wild-type mice. Here, we demonstrate that Rnd3 knockout mice developed an enlarged subventricular zone, and we identify a novel role for Rnd3 as an inhibitor of Notch signaling in neural stem cells. Rnd3 deficiency, both in vivo and in vitro, resulted in increased levels of Notch intracellular domain protein...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207146/interference-of-notch-1-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells-involvement-of-the-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Xi Xi Lai, Gang Li, Baochai Lin, Han Yang
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of carcinoma in humans. The aim of the present study was to identify the role of Notch 1 in the proliferation and invasion of human breast cancer cells. Firstly, the levels of Notch 1 were determined by western blot analysis in breast cancer cell lines, and the results revealed that the expression levels of Notch 1 were markedly higher in MDA‑MB‑231 and MCF‑7 cells, and lower in MCF‑10A cells, compared with human mammary epithelial cells. An MTT assay was used to determine the viability of breast cancer cells...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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