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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338757/acceleration-of-leaf-senescence-is-slowed-down-in-transgenic-barley-plants-deficient-in-the-dna-rna-binding-protein-whirly1
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Weronika Kucharewicz, Assaf Distelfeld, Wolfgang Bilger, Maren Müller, Sergi Munné-Bosch, Götz Hensel, Karin Krupinska
WHIRLY1 in barley was isolated as a potential regulator of the senescence-associated gene HvS40. In order to investigate whether the plastid-nucleus-located DNA/RNA-binding protein WHIRLY1 plays a role in regulation of leaf senescence, primary foliage leaves from transgenic barley plants with an RNAi-mediated knockdown of the WHIRLY1 gene were characterized by typical senescence parameters, namely pigment contents, function and composition of the photosynthetic apparatus, as well as expression of selected genes known to be either down- or up-regulated during leaf senescence...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338555/retinal-detachment-and-retrobulbar-cysts-in-a-large-cohort-of-optic-nerve-coloboma
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Yufeng N Chen, C K Patel, Peter J Kertes, Robert G Devenyi, Susan Blaser, Wai-Ching Lam
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between retinal detachment and retrobulbar cysts in patients with optic nerve coloboma (ONC) and Morning Glory syndrome (MGS). METHODS: Patients diagnosed with either ONC or MGS were identified through a search of the Sick Kids database. Seventy-one patients either agreed to come in for a B-scan or had an incidental orbital B-scan or magnetic resonance imaging or both. Eyes with orbital B-scan ultrasound and/or magnetic resonance imaging images were assessed independently by two ophthalmologists and a radiologist for the presence of retrobulbar cysts...
March 23, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337067/late-spontaneous-resolution-of-a-double-anterior-chamber-post-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty
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Andrea Passani, Angela Tindara Sframeli, Pasquale Loiudice, Marco Nardi
A 31-year-old healthy male underwent deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty with big-bubble technique for treatment of keratoconus in his right eye. One week after surgery, he presented with detachment of the endothelium-Descemet complex with formation of a double anterior chamber, despite the apparent absence of an intraoperative Descemet membrane rupture. A subsequent intervention with the intent to relocate the corneal graft button was not effective, because the detachment appeared again one day later. The authors hypothesized that, at the time of the stromal dissection with big bubble technique, a small amount of air penetrated into the anterior chamber, creating a false pathway through the trabecular meshwork...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337066/paintball-related-ocular-injuries-first-case-report-in-saudi-patients
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Mohammad Al-Amry, Huda Al-Ghadeer
Paintball is a popular recreational sport. This case series describes three Saudi patients exposed to paintball ocular injuries with sever ocular trauma. Two patients developed hyphema and traumatic cataract and one patient had vitreous hemorrhage, choroidal detachment, commotio retinae and retinal tear. All patients require surgical intervention. Final best corrected visual acuity was 20/200, 20/30 and 20/50 respectively. Paintball related ocular injuries can result in severe visual loss and in most of the time requires surgical intervention...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336128/retinal-pigment-epithelium-tears-classification-pathogenesis-predictors-and-management
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Mehmet Giray Ersoz, Murat Karacorlu, Serra Arf, Isil Sayman Muslubas, Mumin Hocaoglu
Various eye conditions cause tears in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The most common cause of an RPE tear is vascularized retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration. Although RPE tears can develop spontaneously in vascularized PEDs, most recent cases have been associated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections. The subretinal fluid within the PED applies hydrostatic pressure to the RPE and stretches it. The PED enlarges as the hydrostatic pressure increases...
March 20, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335820/exploring-the-tensions-of-being-and-becoming-a-medical-educator
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Ahsan Sethi, Rola Ajjawi, Sean McAleer, Susie Schofield
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified tensions medical faculty encounter in their roles but not specifically those with a qualification in medical education. It is likely that those with postgraduate qualifications may face additional tensions (i.e., internal or external conflicts or concerns) from differentiation by others, greater responsibilities and translational work against the status quo. This study explores the complex and multi-faceted tensions of educators with qualifications in medical education at various stages in their career...
March 23, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335619/over-expression-of-the-x-linked-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protects-against-retinal-degeneration-in-a-feline-model-of-retinal-detachment
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Sarah Wassmer, Brian Leonard, Stuart Coupland, Adam Baker, John Hamilton, William W Hauswirth, Catherine Tsilfidis
Retinal detachment is an acute disorder in humans that is caused by trauma or disease, and it can often lead to permanent visual deficits that result from the death of photoreceptors in the retina. The final pathway for photoreceptor cell death is apoptosis and necroptosis. The X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) has been shown to block both of these cell death pathways. We tested the effects of XIAP on photoreceptor survival in a feline model of retinal detachment. The study was performed in 12 cats, divided into 2 experimental groups...
March 23, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333885/changes-in-metamorphopsia-and-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-after-successful-retinal-detachment-surgery
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Tomoya Murakami, Fumiki Okamoto, Yoshimi Sugiura, Yoshifumi Okamoto, Takahiro Hiraoka, Tetsuro Oshika
PURPOSE: To investigate changes in metamorphopsia after rhegmatogenous retinal detachment surgery and to evaluate the relationship between metamorphopsia and retinal microstructures assessed with optical coherence tomography. METHODS: The study included 47 eyes of 47 patients undergoing retinal detachment surgery. We examined the severity of metamorphopsia using M-CHARTS, best-corrected visual acuity, and optical coherence tomography images. All data were recorded before and 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery, except for M-CHARTS which were recorded only postoperatively...
March 22, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333880/twenty-five-gauge-pars-plana-vitrectomy-in-complex-retinal-detachments-associated-with-giant-retinal-tear
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Vinod Kumar, Devesh Kumawat, Anju Bhari, Parijat Chandra
PURPOSE: To study the structural and functional outcomes of 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy in giant retinal tear-associated retinal detachments. METHODS: Seventeen eyes of 17 patients with giant retinal tear, who underwent 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy over a period of 15 months at a tertiary eye care center by a single surgeon, were recruited in this retrospective interventional study. RESULTS: Giant retinal tears were mostly traumatic (35...
March 22, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333879/intravitreal-aflibercept-injection-for-choroidal-neovascularization-due-to-presumed-ocular-histoplasmosis-syndrome-the-handle-study
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Brian W Toussaint, John W Kitchens, Dennis M Marcus, Daniel M Miller, Megan L Kingdon, Diana Holcomb, Ken Ivey
PURPOSE: To evaluate intravitreal aflibercept injection (IAI) in patients with presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome and choroidal neovascularization. METHODS: Open-label randomized Phase I/II study of IAI in patients with presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome-related choroidal neovascularization. Thirty-nine eyes from 39 patients were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to 2 groups. The Sustained Group eyes (n = 19) underwent monthly IAI for 3 months, then mandatory IAI every 2 months for 12 months (with an option for monthly PRN dosing, if needed)...
March 22, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333877/predicting-visual-outcomes-of-second-eye-vitrectomy-for-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Marko Sulak, Mojca Urbancic, Mojca Globocnik Petrovic
PURPOSE: To investigate predictive factors for visual outcome in the second operated eye of patients undergoing bilateral vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: Clinical records of 55 patients undergoing bilateral vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy at the University Eye Hospital Ljubljana between January 2009 and December 2014 were examined retrospectively. Statistical analysis was performed to identify variables associated with good visual outcomes...
March 22, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332479/3d-tissue-formation-by-stacking-detachable-cell-sheets-formed-on-nanofiber-mesh
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Min Sung Kim, Byungjun Lee, Hong Nam Kim, Seokyoung Bang, Hee Seok Yang, Seong Min Kang, Kahp-Yang Suh, Suk-Hee Park, Noo Li Jeon
We present a novel approach for assembling 3D tissue by layer-by-layer stacking of cell sheets formed on aligned nanofiber mesh. A rigid frame was used to repeatedly collect aligned electrospun PCL (polycaprolactone) nanofiber to form a mesh structure with average distance between fibers 6.4 µm. When human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), human foreskin dermal fibroblasts, and skeletal muscle cells (C2C12) were cultured on the nanofiber mesh, they formed confluent monolayers and could be handled as continuous cell sheets with areas 3 × 3 cm(2) or larger...
March 23, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331371/vacuum-assisted-cesarean-section
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Ross W McQuivey, Jon E Block
There has been a dramatic rise in the frequency of cesarean sections, surpassing 30% of all deliveries in the US. This upsurge, coupled with a decreasing willingness to allow vaginal birth after cesarean section, has resulted in an expansion of the use of vacuum assistance to safely extract the fetal head. By avoiding the use of a delivering hand or forceps blade, the volume being delivered through the uterine incision can be decreased when the vacuum is used properly. Reducing uterine extensions with their associated complications (eg, excessive blood loss) in difficult cases is also a theoretical advantage of vacuum delivery...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331284/a-retrospective-study-comparing-outcomes-of-primary-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-repair-by-scleral-buckling-and-pars-plana-vitrectomy-in-finland
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Sari Sahanne, Raimo Tuuminen, Jari Haukka, Sirpa Loukovaara
BACKGROUND: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) is the most common form of retinal detachment and an ophthalmic emergency. Here, we compared outcomes of primary RRD eyes operated with conventional scleral buckling (SB) with cryoretinopexy to those operated with standard pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). METHODS: This is an institutional, retrospective, register-based, observational, comparative study. Based on the surgical procedure, 319 eyes of 319 patients were divided into two groups: SB plus cryotherapy (n=50) and PPV (n=269)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331073/stability-and-function-of-a-putative-microtubule-organizing-center-in-the-human-parasite-toxoplasma-gondii
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Jacqueline M Leung, Yudou He, Fangliang Zhang, Yu-Chen Hwang, Eiji Nagayasu, Jun Liu, John M Murray, Ke Hu
The organization of the microtubule cytoskeleton is dictated by microtubule nucleators or organizing centers.  Toxoplasma gondii, an important human parasite, has an array of 22 regularly spaced cortical microtubules stemming from a hypothesized organizing center, the apical polar ring. Here, we examine the functions of the apical polar ring by characterizing two of its components, KinesinA and APR1, and discovered that its putative role in templating can be separated from its mechanical stability. Parasites that lack both KinesinA and APR1 (ΔkinesinAΔapr1) are capable of generating 22 cortical microtubules...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331072/direct-measurement-of-microtubule-attachment-strength-to-yeast-centrosomes
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Kimberly K Fong, Krishna K Sarangapani, Erik C Yusko, Michael Riffle, Aida Llauró, Beth Graczyk, Trisha N Davis, Charles L Asbury
Centrosomes, or spindle pole bodies (SPBs) in yeast, are vital mechanical hubs that maintain load-bearing attachments to microtubules during mitotic spindle assembly, spindle positioning, and chromosome segregation. However, the strength of microtubule-centrosome attachments is unknown, and the possibility that mechanical force might regulate centrosome function has scarcely been explored. To uncover how centrosomes sustain and regulate force, we purified SPBs from budding yeast and used laser trapping to manipulate single attached microtubules in vitro Our experiments reveal that SPB-microtubule attachments are extraordinarily strong, rupturing at forces about 4-fold higher than kinetochore attachments under identical loading conditions...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330786/investigating-acetaminophen-hepatotoxicity-in-multi-cellular-organotypic-liver-models
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Sophia M Orbach, Margaret E Cassin, Marion F Ehrich, Padmavathy Rajagopalan
In vivo studies clearly demonstrate the participation and subsequent death of non-parenchymal liver cells (NPCs) with corresponding hepatocyte effects. This results in a critical need to investigate how major liver cell types function cohesively during hepatotoxicity. However, virtually no studies replicate these phenomena in vitro. We report the design of multi-cellular three-dimensional (3D) organotypic liver models of primary rat hepatocytes, liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) and Kupffer cells (KCs)...
March 19, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330350/communication-calculations-of-the-2-%C3%A3-1-o-reconstruction-kinetics-on-cu-110
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Xin Lian, Penghao Xiao, Renlong Liu, Graeme Henkelman
Density functional theory calculations are used to study the elementary processes of the formation of the (2 × 1)-O reconstruction on the Cu(110) surface. The (2 × 1)-O reconstruction requires additional Cu atoms to form Cu-O rows on top of the surface. Both terrace and step sites are considered as the source of Cu adatoms. On terraces, adsorbed oxygen induces the ejection of Cu atoms to form -O-Cu-O- units, leaving Cu vacancies behind. The barrier for subsequent unit growth, however, is prohibitively high...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330302/production-of-bioherbicide-by-phoma-sp-in-a-stirred-tank-bioreactor
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Thiarles Brun, Jéssica E Rabuske, Izelmar Todero, Thiago C Almeida, Jair J D Junior, Gustavo Ariotti, Tássia Confortin, Jonas A Arnemann, Raquel C Kuhn, Jerson V C Guedes, Marcio A Mazutti
The objective of this work was to produce an herbicide by submerged fermentation in a stirred-tank bioreactor and to assess the potential herbicidal in pre-emergence, post-emergence, and in a detached leaves of Cucumis sativus var species. wisconsin (cucumber) and Sorghum bicolor (sorghum) species. Fermentations were carried out in a stirred-tank bioreactor with useful volume of 3L. Stirring rate (40, 50, and 60 rpm) and aeration (1, 2 and 3 vvm) were the variables studied for bioherbicide production. Fermented broth was fractioned with different solvents to identify the molecules produced by the fungus in a multi-dimensional gas chromatograph system...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329887/listeria-monocytogenes-endophthalmitis-after-intermediate-uveitis-and-ppv-for-retinal-detachment
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Betül Parlar, Andreas Zettl, Heinrich Gerding
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March 22, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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