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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101525/untangling-basal-ganglia-network-dynamics-and-function-role-of-dopamine-depletion-and-inhibition-investigated-in-a-spiking-network-model
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Mikael Lindahl, Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski
The basal ganglia are a crucial brain system for behavioral selection, and their function is disturbed in Parkinson's disease (PD), where neurons exhibit inappropriate synchronization and oscillations. We present a spiking neural model of basal ganglia including plausible details on synaptic dynamics, connectivity patterns, neuron behavior, and dopamine effects. Recordings of neuronal activity in the subthalamic nucleus and Type A (TA; arkypallidal) and Type I (TI; prototypical) neurons in globus pallidus externa were used to validate the model...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092679/genome-wide-analysis-of-p53-regulated-transcription-in-myc-driven-lymphomas
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C Tonelli, M J Morelli, A Sabò, A Verrecchia, L Rotta, T Capra, S Bianchi, S Campaner, B Amati
The tumour suppressor p53 is a transcription factor that controls cellular stress responses. Here, we dissected the transcriptional programmes triggered upon restoration of p53 in Myc-driven lymphomas, based on the integrated analysis of p53 genomic occupancy and gene regulation. p53 binding sites were identified at promoters and enhancers, both characterized by the pre-existence of active chromatin marks. Only a small fraction of these sites showed the 20 base-pair p53 consensus motif, suggesting that p53 recruitment to genomic DNA was primarily mediated through protein-protein interactions in a chromatin context...
January 16, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089332/lithium-silicate-endocrown-fabricated-with-a-cad-cam-system-a-functional-and-esthetic-protocol
#3
Leonardo Fernandes da Cunha, Carla Castiglia Gonzaga, Janes Francio Pissaia, Gisele Maria Correr
An endocrown restoration is an alternative approach to complete crowns with intraradicular cores or dowels for the restoration of endodontically treated teeth. Endocrowns conserve tooth structure and require fewer dental visits. This approach has been widely used, and various materials and techniques have been reported. Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) systems can generate and store libraries of teeth with various anatomies in their database, and diagnostic tooth waxing may not be required...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078716/incorporating-food-web-dynamics-into-ecological-restoration-a-modeling-approach-for-river-ecosystems
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J Ryan Bellmore, Joseph R Benjamin, Michael Newsom, Jennifer A Bountry, Daniel Dombroski
Restoration is frequently aimed at the recovery of target species, but also influences the larger food web in which these species participate. Effects of restoration on this broader network of organisms can influence target species both directly and indirectly via changes in energy flow through food webs. To help incorporate these complexities into river restoration planning we constructed a model that links river food web dynamics to in-stream physical habitat and riparian vegetation conditions. We present an application of the model to the Methow River, Washington (USA), a location of on-going restoration aimed at recovering salmon...
January 12, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076662/vps13f-links-bacterial-recognition-and-intracellular-killing-in-dictyostelium
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Jade Leiba, Ayman Sabra, Romain Bodinier, Anna Marchetti, Wanessa C Lima, Astrid Melotti, Jackie Perrin, Frederic Burdet, Marco Pagni, Thierry Soldati, Emmanuelle Lelong, Pierre Cosson
Bacterial sensing, ingestion and killing by phagocytic cells are essential processes to protect the human body from infectious microorganisms. The cellular mechanisms involved in intracellular killing, their relative importance, and their specificity towards different bacteria are however poorly defined. In this study, we used Dictyostelium discoideum, a phagocytic cell model amenable to genetic analysis, to identify new gene products involved in intracellular killing. A random genetic screen led us to identify the role of Vps13F in intracellular killing of Klebsiella pneumoniae...
January 11, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057347/sandblasting-may-damage-the-surface-of-composite-cad-cam-blocks
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Kumiko Yoshihara, Noriyuki Nagaoka, Yukinori Maruo, Goro Nishigawa, Masao Irie, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Bart Van Meerbeek
OBJECTIVE: CAD-CAM blocks to fabricate semi-direct and indirect restorations are available in different sorts of ceramics as well as composite. In order to bond restorations prepared out of composite blocks into tooth cavities, it is recommended to gently sandblast the surface prior to the application of a primer/adhesive. Today, the effect of sandblasting composite block surfaces has not thoroughly been investigated. In this study, the ultra-structure of composite CAD-CAM blocks was investigated with special attention to the effect of sandblasting on the surface topography and of silanization on the bonding performance...
January 2, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046029/genetic-variants-in-mthfr-gene-predict-%C3%A2-2-radiation-pneumonitis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-thoracic-radiotherapy
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Yang Zhang, Zongjuan Li, Jian Zhang, Hongsheng Li, Yumei Qiao, Chengsuo Huang, Baosheng Li
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), formed as an indirect production of radiotherapy (RT), could cause DNA damage of normal tissues. Meanwhile, our body possesses the ability to restore the damage by DNA repair pathways. The imbalance between the two systems could finally result in radiation injury. Therefore, in this prospective cohort study, we explored the association of genetic variants in ROS metabolism and DNA repair pathway-related genes with radiation pneumonitis (RP). A total of 265 locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients receiving RT in Chinese Han population were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043848/surgical-treatment-of-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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P Guigui, E Ferrero
Degenerative spondylolisthesis is a common pathology, often causing lumbar canal stenosis. There is, however, no strong consensus regarding the various medical and surgical treatments available. Surgery is indicated mainly for perceived functional impairment; when the indication is accepted, several questions determine the choice of surgical strategy. Improvement in neurological symptoms is one of the main treatment objectives. For this, it is useful to perform radicular decompression. Some authors recommend indirect decompression by interbody fusion (ALIF, TLIF, XLIF), others by means of an interspinous spacer but the most frequent technique is direct posterior decompression...
December 30, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042720/resection-of-uncovertebral-joints-and-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-for-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
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Tsung-Hsi Tu, Chih-Chang Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Yu Fay, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng
The most commonly accepted indications for cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) are 1- and 2-level cervical disc herniation or spondylosis causing radiculopathy or myelopathy that is refractory to medical management. Unlike anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), which eliminates motion, CDA aims to restore the physiological range of motion of the indexed joint. Thus, the effect of indirect decompression gained by the insertion of a sufficiently large interbody graft and incorporation into arthrodesis after ACDF cannot be duplicated for CDA...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036241/suppressor-analysis-of-eepr-mutant-defects-reveals-coordinate-regulation-of-secondary-metabolites-and-serralysin-biosynthesis-by-eepr-and-hexs
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Robert M Q Shanks, Nicholas A Stella, Roni M Lahr, Marissa A Aston, Kimberly M Brothers, Jake Callaghan, Cihad Sigindere, Xinyu Liu
The EepR transcription factor positively regulates secondary metabolites and tissue damaging metalloproteases. To gain insight into mechanisms by which EepR regulates pigment and co-regulated factors, genetic suppressor analysis was performed. Suppressor mutations that restored pigment to the non-pigmented ∆eepR mutant mapped to the hexS open reading frame. Mutation of hexS also restored hemolysis, swarming motility, and protease production to the eepR mutant. HexS is a known direct and negative regulator of secondary metabolites in S...
December 30, 2016: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024770/indirect-vs-direct-bonding-of-mandibular-fixed-retainers-in-orthodontic-patients-comparison-of-retainer-failures-and-posttreatment-stability-a-2-year-follow-up-of-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fabienne Egli, Efstathia Bovali, Stavros Kiliaridis, Marie A Cornelis
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of this 2-arm parallel trial were to compare the numbers of failures of mandibular fixed retainers bonded with indirect and direct methods and to investigate the posttreatment changes 2 years after placement. METHODS: Sixty-four consecutive patients from the postgraduate orthodontic clinic of the University of Geneva in Switzerland were randomly allocated to either an indirect or a traditional direct bonding procedure of a mandibular fixed retainer at the end of their orthodontic treatment (T0)...
January 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009224/mesenteric-ischemia-following-the-correction-of-adult-spinal-deformity-case-report
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Krishn Khanna, Sigurd H Berven
Vascular complications are an important adverse event that can be associated with spinal reconstructive surgery. Direct injury of vessels, or indirect traction or compression of vessels, can cause both arterial and venous injury. Indirect compression of the mesenteric vessels is a well-recognized complication of bracing and surgical care of children with spinal deformity (superior mesenteric artery syndrome), but the complication is not common or well recognized in the adult population with spinal deformity...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003491/disruption-of-stress-granule-formation-by-the-multifunctional-cricket-paralysis-virus-1a-protein
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Anthony Khong, Craig H Kerr, Clarence Hl Yeung, Kathleen Keatings, Arabinda Nayak, Douglas W Allan, Eric Jan
: Stress granules (SGs) are cytosolic ribonucleoprotein aggregates that are induced during cellular stress. Several viruses modulate SG formation, suggesting that SGs have an impact on virus infection. However, the mechanisms and impact of modulating SG assembly in infected cells are not completely understood. In this study, we identify the dicistrovirus cricket paralysis virus (CrPV) 1A protein that functions to inhibit SG assembly during infection. Moreover, besides inhibiting RNA interference, CrPV-1A also inhibits host transcription, which indirectly modulates SG assembly...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994414/clinical-and-radiographic-comparison-of-indirect-pulp-treatment-using-light-cured-calcium-silicate-and-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-in-primary-molars-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Navya P Menon, Balagopal R Varma, Sureshkumar Janardhanan, Parvathy Kumaran, Arun Mamachan Xavier, Bhat Sangeetha Govinda
AIM: To clinically and radiographically evaluate the reparative dentin formation in indirect pulp treatment (IPT) using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and light cured calcium silicate (TheraCal) in primary molars over a period of 6 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A clinical trial on IPT on 43 primary molars in 21 patients between the age of 4-7 years, divided into two groups: 22 teeth in MTA group and 21 in TheraCal group. Measurement of the variation in dentin thickness was done on the digitalized radiograph at baseline, 3 months and 6 months using CorelDRAW X3 software...
October 2016: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991719/an-experience-on-evaluation-of-amphibian-larvae-abundance-in-beaver-rivers-of-central-russia
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Yury Y Dgebuadze, Ivan V Bashinskiy
There are many locations in Russia where Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) populations have been restored. As a keystone species, beavers provide wide-ranging direct and indirect impacts on aquatic ecosystems. In particular, beaver-created ponds are sites for spawning and nursery places for tadpoles of the brown frog (genus Rana). Because of such impacts, study techniques for assessing aquatic organisms abundance are being developed. We compared two methods for estimating tadpole abundance: traditional catches by dipnet and electrofishing...
December 19, 2016: Integrative Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982233/fracture-strength-of-weakened-anterior-teeth-associated-to-different-reconstructive-techniques
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Mariana Carolina de Lara Ferro, Vivian Colucci, Artur Gaiotto Marques, Ricardo Faria Ribeiro, Yara T C Silva-Sousa, Erica Alves Gomes
This study evaluated the fracture strength of endodontically treated teeth submitted to reconstructive techniques through dynamic and static tests. Forty human anterior teeth were divided into 4 groups (n=10): GNW (non-weakened) - root restored with glass fiber post (GFP), GW - weakened root restored with GFP, GDA - weakened root restored with direct anatomic GFP, and GIA - weakened root restored with indirect anatomic GFP. The teeth were endodontically treated considering that experimental groups (GW, GDA and GIA) simulated weakened roots for restoration with GFP using different techniques...
September 2016: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940052/lipopolysaccharide-and-heat-stress-impair-the-estradiol-biosynthesis-in-granulosa-cells-via-increase-of-hsp70-and-inhibition-of-smad3-phosphorylation-and-nuclear-translocation
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Hui Li, Shuangshuang Guo, Liuping Cai, Weiming Ma, Zhendan Shi
LPS and heat stress have been shown to exert various toxic effects in animals, as they induce estradiol biosynthesis dysfunction in granulosa cells (GCs) and result in low reproductive performance. However, there is limited information regarding their detailed mechanisms. In the present study, primary cultured porcine GCs were treated with LPS (1000ng/mL for 48h), or heat stress (41°C for 3h), in vitro, with or without the HSP70 inhibitor VER155008 (10μM), to investigate their potential mechanisms. To mimic the spike in HSP70 from LPS and heat stress, treatments with only the HSP70 activator STA-4783 (10μM for 3h or 48h) were also performed...
January 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932519/host-plants-indirectly-influence-plant-virus-transmission-by-altering-gut-cysteine-protease-activity-of-aphid-vectors
#18
Patricia V Pinheiro, Murad Ghanim, Mariko M Matsuda Alexander, Ana Rita Rebelo, Rogerio S Santos, Benjamin C Orsburn, Stewart Gray, Michelle Cilia
The green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, is a vector of the Potato leafroll virus (PLRV, Luteoviridae), transmitted exclusively by aphids in a circulative manner. PLRV transmission efficiency was significantly reduced when a clonal lineage of M. persicae was reared on turnip as compared to the weed physalis, a transient effect caused by a host-switch response. A trend of higher PLRV titer in physalis-reared aphids as compared to turnip-reared aphids was observed at 24h and 72h after virus acquisition. The major difference in the proteomes of these aphids was the upregulation of predicted lysosomal enzymes, in particular the cysteine protease cathepsin B (cathB), in aphids reared on turnip...
December 8, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916652/exploring-pericyte-and-cardiac-stem-cell-secretome-unveils-new-tactics-for-drug-discovery
#19
REVIEW
Georgina M Ellison-Hughes, Paolo Madeddu
Ischaemic diseases remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality despite continuous advancements in medical and interventional treatments. Moreover, available drugs reduce symptoms associated with tissue ischaemia, without providing a definitive repair. Cardiovascular regenerative medicine is an expanding field of research that aims to improve the treatment of ischaemic disorders through restorative methods, such as gene therapy, stem cell therapy, and tissue engineering. Stem cell transplantation has salutary effects through direct and indirect actions, the latter being attributable to growth factors and cytokines released by stem cells and influencing the endogenous mechanisms of repair...
December 2, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916455/phosphodiesterase-10a-inhibition-improves-cortico-basal-ganglia-function-in-huntington-s-disease-models
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Vahri Beaumont, Sheng Zhong, Hai Lin, WenJin Xu, Amyaouch Bradaia, Esther Steidl, Melanie Gleyzes, Kristian Wadel, Bruno Buisson, Fernando E Padovan-Neto, Shreaya Chakroborty, Karen M Ward, John F Harms, Jose Beltran, Mei Kwan, Afshin Ghavami, Jenny Häggkvist, Miklós Tóth, Christer Halldin, Andrea Varrone, Christoph Schaab, J Nikolaj Dybowski, Sarah Elschenbroich, Kimmo Lehtimäki, Taneli Heikkinen, Larry Park, James Rosinski, Ladislav Mrzljak, Daniel Lavery, Anthony R West, Christopher J Schmidt, Margaret M Zaleska, Ignacio Munoz-Sanjuan
Huntington's disease (HD) symptoms are driven to a large extent by dysfunction of the basal ganglia circuitry. HD patients exhibit reduced striatal phoshodiesterase 10 (PDE10) levels. Using HD mouse models that exhibit reduced PDE10, we demonstrate the benefit of pharmacologic PDE10 inhibition to acutely correct basal ganglia circuitry deficits. PDE10 inhibition restored corticostriatal input and boosted cortically driven indirect pathway activity. Cyclic nucleotide signaling is impaired in HD models, and PDE10 loss may represent a homeostatic adaptation to maintain signaling...
December 21, 2016: Neuron
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