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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211952/long-term-experience-with-first-generation-implantable-neurostimulation-device-in-central-sleep-apnea-treatment
#1
Henrik Fox, Thomas Bitter, Dieter Horstkotte, Olaf Oldenburg, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) are associated with shorter survival in patients with heart failure (HF). A novel treatment method for this patient group is unilateral phrenic nerve stimulation by the remedē® system, a transvenously implantable neurostimulation device, which has recently been studied in a large randomized, controlled trial. Previous literature has shown efficacy and safety of the treatment with this first-generation device, but hardly any data is available on long-term clinical parameters, the remedē® device's battery lifetime, device exchangeability, lead position stability, surgical accessibility and manageability...
February 17, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199794/the-cellular-stress-response-of-rat-skeletal-muscle-following-lengthening-contractions
#2
Evan Pollock-Tahiri, Marius Locke
The cellular stress response (CSR) of the rat tibialis anterior (TA) muscle was investigated following 20, 40 or 60 lengthening contractions (LCs) using an in-vivo model of electrical stimulation. Muscles were removed at 0, 1, 3, or 24 hours after LCs and assessed for HSF activation, HSP content and/or morphological evidence of muscle fibre damage. When compared to the first muscle contraction, peak muscle torque was reduced by 26% (p<0.05) after 20 LCs and further reduced to 56% and 60% (p<0.001) after 40 and 60 LCs, respectively...
February 15, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193862/differential-modulation-of-global-and-local-neural-oscillations-in-rem-sleep-by-homeostatic-sleep-regulation
#3
Bowon Kim, Bernat Kocsis, Eunjin Hwang, Youngsoo Kim, Robert E Strecker, Robert W McCarley, Jee Hyun Choi
Homeostatic rebound in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep normally occurs after acute sleep deprivation, but REM sleep rebound settles on a persistently elevated level despite continued accumulation of REM sleep debt during chronic sleep restriction (CSR). Using high-density EEG in mice, we studied how this pattern of global regulation is implemented in cortical regions with different functions and network architectures. We found that across all areas, slow oscillations repeated the behavioral pattern of persistent enhancement during CSR, whereas high-frequency oscillations showed progressive increases...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188451/patients-with-cheyne-stokes-respiration-and-heart-failure-patient-tolerance-after-three-month-discontinuation-of-treatment-with-adaptive-servo-ventilation
#4
Arild Hetland, Tøri Vigeland Lerum, Kristina H Haugaa, Thor Edvardsen
The recent SERVE HF study concluded that patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) have increased mortality when treated with adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV). We, therefore, wanted to explore if these patients tolerated discontinuation of ASV treatment. The study was a prospective post-ASV treatment observational design with a 3-month follow-up period. 14 patients from our outpatient clinic, all male, were originally diagnosed with CHF and Cheyne-Stokes respiration, which is a clinical form of central sleep apnea...
February 11, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188246/cutting-edge-the-transcription-factor-sox2-regulates-aid-expression-in-class-switched-b-cells
#5
Lauren J DiMenna, Wei-Feng Yen, Laura Nicolas, Rahul Sharma, Zara N Saldanha, Jayanta Chaudhuri
IgH class switch recombination (CSR) occurs through the deliberate introduction of activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID)-instigated DNA double-strand breaks into the IgH loci. Because double-strand breaks are generally highly toxic, mechanisms that regulate AID expression are of much relevance to CSR and genomic integrity; however, effectors of such regulatory processes are still poorly understood. In this article, we show that the transcription factor sex determining region Y-box 2 (Sox2) is expressed in activated B cells, but almost exclusively in those that have undergone CSR...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188132/mir-28-regulates-the-germinal-center-reaction-and-blocks-tumor-growth-in-preclinical-models-of-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#6
Nahikari Bartolomé-Izquierdo, Virginia G de Yébenes, Angel F Álvarez-Prado, Sonia M Mur, Juan A Lopez Del Olmo, Sergio Roa, Jesus Vazquez, Almudena R R Ramiro
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) comprises a variety of neoplasms, many of which arise from germinal center (GC)-experienced B cells. microRNA-28 (miR-28) is a GC-specific microRNA whose expression is lost in numerous mature B cell neoplasms. Here we show that miR-28 regulates the GC reaction in primary B cells by impairing CSR and memory B and plasma cell differentiation. Deep quantitative proteomics combined with transcriptome analysis identified miR-28 targets involved in cell cycle and B cell receptor signaling...
February 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182654/elli-1-a-novel-germline-protein-modulates-rnai-activity-and-p-granule-accumulation-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#7
Karolina M Andralojc, Anne C Campbell, Ashley L Kelly, Markus Terrey, Paige C Tanner, Ian M Gans, Michael J Senter-Zapata, Eraj S Khokhar, Dustin L Updike
Germ cells contain non-membrane bound cytoplasmic organelles that help maintain germline integrity. In C. elegans they are called P granules; without them, the germline undergoes partial masculinization and aberrant differentiation. One key P-granule component is the Argonaute CSR-1, a small-RNA binding protein that antagonizes accumulation of sperm-specific transcripts in developing oocytes and fine-tunes expression of proteins critical to early embryogenesis. Loss of CSR-1 complex components results in a very specific, enlarged P-granule phenotype...
February 9, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176781/rad52-competes-with-ku70-ku86-for-binding-to-s-region-dsb-ends-to-modulate-antibody-class-switch-dna-recombination
#8
Hong Zan, Connie Tat, Zhifang Qiu, Julia R Taylor, Justin A Guerrero, Tian Shen, Paolo Casali
Antibody class-switch DNA recombination (CSR) is initiated by AID-introduced DSBs in the switch (S) regions targeted for recombination, as effected by Ku70/Ku86-mediated NHEJ. Ku-deficient B cells, however, undergo (reduced) CSR through an alternative(A)-NHEJ pathway, which introduces microhomologies in S-S junctions. As microhomology-mediated end-joining requires annealing of single-strand DNA ends, we addressed the contribution of single-strand annealing factors HR Rad52 and translesion DNA polymerase θ to CSR...
February 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159901/53bp1-contributes-to-igh-locus-chromatin-topology-during-class-switch-recombination
#9
Scott Feldman, Robert Wuerffel, Ikbel Achour, Lili Wang, Phillip B Carpenter, Amy L Kenter
In B lymphocytes, Ig class switch recombination (CSR) is induced by activation-induced cytidine deaminase, which initiates a cascade of events leading to DNA double-strand break formation in switch (S) regions. Resolution of DNA double-strand breaks proceeds through formation of S-S synaptic complexes. S-S synapsis is mediated by a chromatin loop that spans the C region domain of the Igh locus. S-S junctions are joined via a nonhomologous end joining DNA repair process. CSR occurs via an intrachromosomal looping out and deletion mechanism that is 53BP1 dependent...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158886/resident-and-faculty-perceptions-of-chart-stimulated-recall
#10
Stephen R Holt, Andre N Sofair
OBJECTIVES: Chart-stimulated recall (CSR) is a case-based interviewing technique advocated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as an assessment tool across a variety of clinical competencies, yet resident and faculty perceptions of this exercise have not been reported previously. The authors incorporated a CSR exercise into an internal medicine residency program and sought to assess the perceptions of residents and faculty participants. METHODS: Faculty met weekly with night float residents at the end of their shift...
February 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145081/chronic-sleep-restriction-induces-cognitive-deficits-and-cortical-beta-amyloid-deposition-in-mice-via-bace1-antisense-activation
#11
Hong-Yi Zhao, Hui-Juan Wu, Jia-Lin He, Jian-Hua Zhuang, Zhen-Yu Liu, Liu-Qing Huang, Zhong-Xin Zhao
AIMS: To clarify the correlation between chronic sleep restriction (CSR) and sporadic Alzheimer disease (AD), we determined in wild-type mice the impact of CSR, on cognitive performance, beta-amyloid (Aβ) peptides, and its feed-forward regulators regarding AD pathogenesis. METHODS: Sixteen nine-month-old C57BL/6 male mice were equally divided into the CSR and control groups. CSR was achieved by application of a slowly rotating drum for 2 months. The Morris water maze test was used to assess cognitive impairment...
February 1, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137874/igd-class-switching-is-initiated-by-microbiota-and-limited-to-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-in-mice
#12
Jin Huk Choi, Kuan-Wen Wang, Duanwu Zhang, Xiaowei Zhan, Tao Wang, Chun-Hui Bu, Cassie L Behrendt, Ming Zeng, Ying Wang, Takuma Misawa, Xiaohong Li, Miao Tang, Xiaoming Zhan, Lindsay Scott, Sara Hildebrand, Anne R Murray, Eva Marie Y Moresco, Lora V Hooper, Bruce Beutler
Class-switch recombination (CSR) alters the Ig isotype to diversify antibody effector functions. IgD CSR is a rare event, and its regulation is poorly understood. We report that deficiency of 53BP1, a DNA damage-response protein, caused age-dependent overproduction of secreted IgD resulting from increased IgD CSR exclusively within B cells of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues. IgD overproduction was dependent on activation-induced cytidine deaminase, hematopoietic MyD88 expression, and an intact microbiome, against which circulating IgD, but not IgM, was reactive...
January 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128981/development-and-assessment-of-a-novel-canine-ex-vivo-corneal-model
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Laura R Proietto, R David Whitley, Dennis E Brooks, Gregory E Schultz, Daniel J Gibson, William M Berkowski, Marc E Salute, Caryn E Plummer
PURPOSE: To develop a novel ex vivo extended culture model of canine corneal epithelial cell wound healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Canine corneoscleral rims (CSR) were obtained and, after preparation for culture, were placed on a nutating scaffold and incubated in physiological conditions. In experiment 1, eight CSR in a serum-containing antimicrobial-fortified medium were monitored for epithelial integrity and bacterial infection up to 28 days in culture. CSR were assessed histologically at the end of the culture period end points 0, 7, 14, and 28 days with accompanying scanning electron microscopic (SEM) and transmission electron microscopic (TEM) evaluation...
January 27, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126921/integrative-fourd-omics-approach-profiles-the-target-network-of-the-carbon-storage-regulatory-system
#14
Steven W Sowa, Grant Gelderman, Abigail N Leistra, Aishwarya Buvanendiran, Sarah Lipp, Areen Pitaktong, Christopher A Vakulskas, Tony Romeo, Michael Baldea, Lydia M Contreras
Multi-target regulators represent a largely untapped area for metabolic engineering and anti-bacterial development. These regulators are complex to characterize because they often act at multiple levels, affecting proteins, transcripts and metabolites. Therefore, single omics experiments cannot profile their underlying targets and mechanisms. In this work, we used an Integrative FourD omics approach (INFO) that consists of collecting and analyzing systems data throughout multiple time points, using multiple genetic backgrounds, and multiple omics approaches (transcriptomics, proteomics and high throughput sequencing crosslinking immunoprecipitation) to evaluate simultaneous changes in gene expression after imposing an environmental stress that accentuates the regulatory features of a network...
January 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122825/endogenous-rnai-pathways-are-required-in-neurons-for-dauer-formation-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#15
Pallavi S Bharadwaj, Sarah E Hall
Animals can adapt to unfavorable environments through changes in physiology or behavior. In the nematode, C. elegans, environmental conditions perceived early in development determine whether the animal enters either the reproductive cycle or enters into an alternative diapause stage named dauer. Here, we show that endogenous RNAi pathways play a role in dauer formation in crowding (high pheromone), starvation, and high temperature conditions. Disruption of the Mutator proteins or the nuclear Argonaute CSR-1 result in differential dauer-deficient phenotypes that are dependent upon the experienced environmental stress...
January 25, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121063/eu-regulators-and-industry-agree-on-improving-specific-environmental-release-categories-report-from-enes-sperc-workshop-on-may-13-2016
#16
Andreas Ahrens, Marianne Moilanen, Sara Martin, Enrique Garcia-John, Daniel Sättler, Joost Bakker, Antonia Reihlen, Thorsten Wind, Johannes Tolls
Specific environmental release categories (SPERCs) are an instrument for lower tier assessments of environmental emissions in the REACH chemical safety assessment. SPERCS have been developed by industry and subject to regulatory review. Within the framework of the CSR/ES Roadmap the EU Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the EU Member State authorities and European industry sector associations collaborate to improve the quality of the SPERCs. Following up on the outcome of ECHA's SPERC Best Practice Project, industry together with ECHA developed an updated SPERC Factsheet template and a guidance how fill it...
January 25, 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115400/revisiting-life-strategy-concepts-in-environmental-microbial-ecology
#17
Adrian Ho, D Paolo Di Lonardo, Paul L E Bodelier
Microorganisms are physiologically diverse, possessing disparate genomic features and mechanisms for adaptation (functional traits), which reflect on their associated life strategies and determine at least to some extent their prevalence and distribution in the environment. Unlike animals and plants, there is an unprecedented diversity and intractable metabolic versatility among bacteria, making classification or grouping these microorganisms based on their functional traits as has been done in animal and plant ecology challenging...
January 22, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113851/class-wise-sparse-and-collaborative-patch-representation-for-face-recognition
#18
Jian Lai, Xudong Jiang
Sparse representation has shown its merits in solving some classification problems and delivered some impressive results in face recognition. However, the unsupervised optimization of the sparse representation may result in undesired classification outcome if the variations of the data population are not well represented by the training samples. In this paper, a method of class-wise sparse representation (CSR) is proposed to tackle the problems of the conventional sample-wise sparse representation and applied to face recognition...
March 22, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110716/automated-diagnosis-of-macular-edema-and-central-serous-retinopathy-through-robust-reconstruction-of-3d-retinal-surfaces
#19
Adeel M Syed, Taimur Hassan, M Usman Akram, Samra Naz, Shehzad Khalid
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Macular diseases tend to damage macula within human retina due to which the central vision of a person is affected. Macular edema (ME) and central serous retinopathy (CSR) are two of the most common macular diseases. Many researchers worked on automated detection of ME from optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fundus images, whereas few researchers have worked on diagnosing central serous retinopathy. But this paper proposes a fully automated method for the classification of ME and CSR through robust reconstruction of 3D OCT retinal surfaces...
December 2016: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105679/robust-immunoglobulin-class-switch-recombination-and-end-joining-in-parp9-deficient-mice
#20
Isabelle Robert, Léa Gaudot, Jose Yelamos, Aurélia Noll, Heng-Kuan Wong, Françoise Dantzer, Valérie Schreiber, Bernardo Reina-San-Martin
To mount highly specific and adapted immune responses, B lymphocytes assemble and diversify their antibody repertoire through mechanisms involving the formation of programmed DNA damage. Immunoglobulin class switch recombination (CSR) is triggered by DNA lesions induced by activation-induced cytidine deaminase, which are processed to double-stranded DNA break (DSB) intermediates. These DSBs activate the cellular DNA damage response and enroll numerous DNA repair factors, involving Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases Parp1, Parp2 and Parp3 to promote appropriate DNA repair and efficient long-range recombination...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
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