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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335616/predictors-of-cd4-health-and-viral-suppression-outcomes-for-formerly-homeless-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-scattered-site-supportive-housing
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Elizabeth A Bowen, James Canfield, Suzanne Moore, Midge Hines, Brent Hartke, Chrissy Rademacher
Stable housing is key to improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS. Though many formerly homeless HIV positive individuals reside in supportive housing, little research has examined biometric HIV health outcomes for residents of these programs. Through a community-based research partnership, this study analyzed secondary data from a Shelter Plus Care supportive housing program in Cincinnati, Ohio to examine the likelihood of participants achieving a healthy CD4 count (>500 cells/mm(3)) and viral suppression (viral load <200 copies/mL) while in supportive housing and to identify participant characteristics associated with these outcomes...
March 23, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334881/random-pseuoduridylation-in-vivo-reveals-critical-region-of-escherichia-coli-23s-rrna-for-ribosome-assembly
#2
Margus Leppik, Aivar Liiv, Jaanus Remme
Pseudouridine is the most common modified nucleoside in RNA, which is found in stable RNA species and in eukaryotic mRNAs. Functional analysis of pseudouridine is complicated by marginal effect of its absence. We demonstrate that excessive pseudouridines in rRNA inhibit ribosome assembly. Ten-fold increase of pseudouridines in the 16S and 23S rRNA made by a chimeric pseudouridine synthase leads to accumulation of the incompletely assembled large ribosome subunits. Hyper modified 23S rRNA is found in the r-protein assembly defective particles and are selected against in the 70S and polysome fractions showing modification interference...
March 7, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334494/complications-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-advanced-cancer-patients-undergoing-combined-radiotherapy-and-chemotherapy
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Jun Xie, Linjie Xu, Xiaomin Xu, Yunjuan Huang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify whether patients with advanced cancers were at high risk of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related complications when treated with concurrent chemo-radiotherapy. BACKGROUND: PICCs are widely used in chemotherapy. However, catheter usage may elevate the risks of infections and thrombosis. It is important to identify the patients with high risk of PICC-related complications. To date, little is known about PICC-related complications in patients with advanced cancers and receiving concurrent chemo-radiotherapy...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328808/vertebrobasilar-system-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-central-vertigo
#4
Lale Paşaoğlu
The incidence of vertigo in the population is 20% to 30% and one-fourth of the cases are related to central causes. The aim of this study was to evaluate computed tomography angiography (CTA) findings of the vertebrobasilar system in central vertigo without stroke.CTA and magnetic resonance images of patients with vertigo were retrospectively evaluated. One hundred twenty-nine patients suspected of having central vertigo according to history, physical examination, and otological and neurological tests without signs of infarction on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging were included in the study...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323754/-it-s-inside-my-body-and-it-s-mine
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Elizabeth T Montgomery, Ariane van der Straten, Miria Chitukuta, Krishnaveni Reddy, Kubashni Woeber, Millicent Atujuna, Linda-Gail Bekker, Juliane Etima, Teopista Nakyanzi, Ashley J Mayo, Ariana Katz, Nicole Laborde, Cynthia I Grossman, Lydia Soto-Torres, Thesla Palanee-Phillips, Jared M Baeten
The MTN-020/ASPIRE trial evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the dapivirine vaginal ring for prevention of HIV-1 infection among African women. A nested qualitative component was conducted at 6 of 15 study sites in Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa to evaluate acceptability of and adherence to the ring. Qualitative study participants (n = 214) were interviewed with one of 3 modalities: single in-depth interview, up to 3 serial interviews, or an exit Focus Group Discussion. Using semi-structured guides administered in local languages, 280 interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed, translated, coded and analyzed...
March 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323195/left-ventricular-assist-device-related-infections-a-multicentric-study
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S Siméon, E Flécher, M Revest, M Niculescu, J-C Roussel, M Michel, P Leprince, P Tattevin
OBJECTIVES: Implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a major therapeutic progress for end-stage heart failure in selected patients. As their use is expanding, infectious complications are emerging, with limited data available to guide their management. We aimed to better characterize LVAD-related infections. METHODS: We enrolled all consecutive patients diagnosed with LVAD-related infections in 3 referral centers in France, using standardized definition of infections in patients with LVAD...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315453/defects-in-mitochondrial-energetic-function-compels-fanconi-anemia-cells-to-glycolytic-metabolism
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Enrico Cappelli, Paola Cuccarolo, Giorgia Stroppiana, Maurizio Miano, Roberta Bottega, Vanessa Cossu, Paolo Degan, Silvia Ravera
Energetic metabolism plays an essential role in the differentiation of haematopoietic stem cells (HSC). In Fanconi Anaemia (FA), DNA damage is accumulated during HSC differentiation, an event that is likely associated with bone marrow failure (BMF). One of the sources of the DNA damage is altered mitochondrial metabolism and an associated increment of oxidative stress. Recently, altered mitochondrial morphology and a deficit in the energetic activity in FA cells have been reported. Considering that mitochondria are the principal site of aerobic ATP production, we investigated FA metabolism in order to understand what pathways are able to compensate for this energy deficiency...
March 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298336/moonlighting-glycolytic-protein-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-gapdh-an-evolutionarily-conserved-plasminogen-receptor-on-mammalian-cells
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Anoop Singh Chauhan, Manoj Kumar, Surbhi Chaudhary, Anil Patidar, Asmita Dhiman, Navdeep Sheokand, Himanshu Malhotra, Chaaya Iyengar Raje, Manoj Raje
Prokaryotic pathogens establish infection in mammals by capturing the proteolytic enzyme plasminogen (Plg) onto their surface to digest host extracellular matrix (ECM). One of the bacterial surface Plg receptors is the multifunctional glycolytic enzyme glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH). In a defensive response, the host mounts an inflammatory response, which involves infiltration of leukocytes to sites of inflammation. This requires macrophage exit from the blood and migration across basement membranes, a phenomenon dependent on proteolytic remodeling of the ECM utilizing Plg...
March 15, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298055/the-effect-of-graft-pretensioning-on-bone-tunnel-diameter-and-bone-formation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-a-rat-model
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Jian-Chun Zong, Richard Ma, Hongsheng Wang, Guang-Ting Cong, Amir Lebaschi, Xiang-Hua Deng, Scott A Rodeo
BACKGROUND: Moderate graft pretensioning in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is paramount to restore knee stability and normalize knee kinematics. However, little is known about the effect of graft pretensioning on graft-to-bone healing after ACL reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: Moderate graft pretensioning will improve bone formation within the bone tunnel after ACL reconstruction, resulting in superior load to failure. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297665/mitotic-phosphorylation-of-trex1-c-terminus-disrupts-trex1-regulation-of-the-oligosaccharyltransferase-complex
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Martin Kucej, Charles S Fermaintt, Kun Yang, Ricardo A Irizarry-Caro, Nan Yan
TREX1 mutations are associated with several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The N-terminal DNase domain of TREX1 is important for preventing self-DNA from activating the interferon response. The C terminus of TREX1 is required for ER localization and regulation of oligosacchariyltransferase (OST) activity. Here, we show that during mitosis TREX1 is predominately phosphorylated at the C-terminal Serine-261 by Cyclin B/CDK1. TREX1 is dephosphorylated quickly at mitotic exit, likely by PP1/PP2-type serine/threonine phosphatase...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297446/initial-clinical-experience-with-arccheck-for-imrt-vmat-qa
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Michalis Aristophanous, Yelin Suh, Pai C Chi, Luke J Whittlesey, Scott LaNeave, Mary K Martel
Many devices designed for the purpose of performing patient-specific IMRT/VMAT QA are commercially available. In this work we report our experience and initial clinical results with the ArcCHECK. The ArcCHECK consists of a cylindrical array of diode detectors measuring entry and exit doses. The measured result is a cumulative dose displayed as a 2D matrix. The detector array requires both an absolute dose calibration, and a calibration of the detector response, relative to each other. In addition to the calibrations suggested by the manufacturer, various tests were performed in order to assess its stability and performance prior to clinical introduction...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292851/new-insights-into-protein-secretion-tango1-runs-rings-around-the-copii-coat
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Benjamin S Glick
In this issue, Liu et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201611088) and Raote et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201608080) use super-resolution microscopy to visualize large COPII-coated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) export carriers. Rings of TANGO1 surround COPII, implicating TANGO1 in organizing ER exit sites and in regulating COPII coat dynamics and geometry.
March 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284230/integrating-postabortion-care-menstrual-regulation-and-family-planning-services-in-bangladesh-a-pre-post-evaluation
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Kamal K Biswas, Erin Pearson, S M Shahidullah, Sharmin Sultana, Rezwana Chowdhury, Kathryn L Andersen
BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, abortion is restricted except to save the life of a woman, but menstrual regulation is allowed to induce menstruation and return to non-pregnancy after a missed period. MR services are typically provided through the Directorate General of Family Planning, while postabortion care services for incomplete abortion are provided by facilities under the Directorate General of Health Services. The bifurcated health system results in reduced quality of care, particularly for postabortion care patients whose procedures are often performed using sub-optimal uterine evacuation technology and typically do not receive postabortion contraceptive services...
March 11, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283906/dual-effect-of-chloramphenicol-peptides-on-ribosome-inhibition
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Anthony Bougas, Ioannis A Vlachogiannis, Dimitrios Gatos, Stefan Arenz, George P Dinos
Chloramphenicol peptides were recently established as useful tools for probing nascent polypeptide chain interaction with the ribosome, either biochemically, or structurally. Here, we present a new 10mer chloramphenicol peptide, which exerts a dual inhibition effect on the ribosome function affecting two distinct areas of the ribosome, namely the peptidyl transferase center and the polypeptide exit tunnel. According to our data, the chloramphenicol peptide bound on the chloramphenicol binding site inhibits the formation of both acetyl-phenylalanine-puromycin and acetyl-lysine-puromycin, showing, however, a decreased peptidyl transferase inhibition compared to chloramphenicol-mediated inhibition per se...
March 10, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270807/the-autophagic-machinery-in-viral-exocytosis
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REVIEW
Christian Münz
The discovery of the molecular machinery of autophagy, namely Atg proteins, was awarded with the Nobel prize in physiology and medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi in 2016. While this machinery was originally identified by its ability to allow cells to survive starvation via lysosomal degradation to recycle cellular components, it has recently become apparent that it also is used by cells to secrete cytoplasmic constituents. Furthermore, viruses have learned to use this Atg supported exocytosis to exit cells, acquire envelopes in the cytosol and select lipids into their surrounding membranes that might allow for increased robustness of their virions and altered infection behavior...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268216/exit-site-infection-in-peritoneal-dialysis-need-for-follow-up-on-cultures-despite-clinical-improvement
#16
Abhilash Koratala, Volodymyr Chornyy, Amir Kazory
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262811/a-new-malaria-vector-mosquito-in-south-africa
#17
Ashley Burke, Leonard Dandalo, Givemore Munhenga, Yael Dahan-Moss, Frans Mbokazi, Sifiso Ngxongo, Maureen Coetzee, Lizette Koekemoer, Basil Brooke
South Africa aims to eliminate malaria within its borders by 2018. Despite well-coordinated provincial vector control programmes that are based on indoor residual insecticide spraying, low-level residual malaria transmission continues in the low-altitude border regions of the north-eastern sector of the country. In order to identify the underlying causes of residual transmission, an enhanced vector surveillance system has been implemented at selected sites in the Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provinces...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249462/ejection-ionization-of-molecules-from-free-standing-graphene
#18
Stanislav V Verkhoturov, Bartlomiej Czerwinski, Dmitriy S Verkhoturov, Sheng Geng, Arnaud Delcorte, Emile A Schweikert
We present the first data on emission of C60- stimulated by single impacts of 50 keV C602+ on the self-assembled molecular layer of C60 deposited on free standing 2 layer graphene. The yield, Y, of C60- emitted in the transmission direction is 1.7%. To characterize the ejection and ionization of molecules, we have measured the emission of C60- from the surface of bulk C60 (Y = 3.7%) and from a single layer of C60 deposited on bulk pyrolytic graphite (Y = 3.3%). To gain insight into the mechanism(s) of ejection, molecular dynamic simulations were performed...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242707/oligomeric-lipoprotein-pelc-guides-pel-polysaccharide-export-across-the-outer-membrane-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#19
Lindsey S Marmont, Jacquelyn D Rich, John C Whitney, Gregory B Whitfield, Henrik Almblad, Howard Robinson, Matthew R Parsek, Joe J Harrison, P Lynne Howell
Secreted polysaccharides are important functional and structural components of bacterial biofilms. The opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa produces the cationic exopolysaccharide Pel, which protects bacteria from aminoglycoside antibiotics and contributes to biofilm architecture through ionic interactions with extracellular DNA. A bioinformatics analysis of genome databases suggests that gene clusters for Pel biosynthesis are present in >125 bacterial species, yet little is known about how this biofilm exopolysaccharide is synthesized and exported from the cell...
February 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242207/kinetics-of-nucleotide-entry-into-rna-polymerase-active-site-provides-mechanism-for-efficiency-and-fidelity
#20
Beibei Wang, Rachel E Sexton, Michael Feig
During transcription, RNA polymerase II elongates RNA by adding nucleotide triphosphates (NTPs) complementary to a DNA template. Structural studies have suggested that NTPs enter and exit the active site via the narrow secondary pore but details have remained unclear. A kinetic model is presented that integrates molecular dynamics simulations with experimental data. Previous simulations of trigger loop dynamics and the dynamics of matched and mismatched NTPs in and near the active site were combined with new simulations describing NTP exit from the active site via the secondary pore...
February 24, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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