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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535494/overdiagnosis-in-breast-cancer-screening-the-impact-of-study-design-and-calculations
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Elsebeth Lynge, Anna-Belle Beau, Peer Christiansen, My von Euler-Chelpin, Niels Kroman, Sisse Njor, Ilse Vejborg
Overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening is an important issue. A recent study from Denmark concluded that one in three breast cancers diagnosed in screening areas in women aged 50-69 years were overdiagnosed. The purpose of this short communication was to disentangle the study's methodology in order to evaluate the soundness of this conclusion. We found that both the use of absolute differences as opposed to ratios; the sole focus on non-advanced tumours and the crude allocation of tumours and person-years by screening history for women aged 70-84 years, all contributed to the very high estimate of overdiagnosis...
May 20, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533086/spatio-temporal-pattern-of-neuronal-differentiation-in-the-drosophila-visual-system-a-user-s-guide-to-the-dynamic-morphology-of-the-developing-optic-lobe
#2
Kathy T Ngo, Ingrid Andrade, Volker Hartenstein
Visual information processing in animals with large image forming eyes is carried out in highly structured retinotopically ordered neuropils. Visual neuropils in Drosophila form the optic lobe, which consists of four serially arranged major subdivisions; the lamina, medulla, lobula and lobula plate; the latter three of these are further subdivided into multiple layers. The visual neuropils are formed by more than 100 different cell types, distributed and interconnected in an invariant highly regular pattern...
May 19, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526196/use-of-a-numerical-simulation-approach-to-improve-the-estimation-of-air-water-exchange-fluxes-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-a-coastal-zone
#3
I-Chien Lai, Chon-Lin Lee, Fung-Chi Ko, Ju-Chieh Lin, Hu-Ching Huang, Ruei-Feng Shiu
The air-water exchange is important for determining the transport, fate, and chemical loading of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the atmosphere and in aquatic systems. Investigations of PAH air-water exchange are mostly based on observational data obtained using complicated field sampling processes. This study proposes a new approach to improve the estimation of long-term PAH air-water exchange fluxes by using a multivariate regression model to simulate hourly gaseous PAH concentrations. Model performance analysis and the benefits from this approach indicate its effectiveness at improving the flux estimations and at decreasing the field sampling difficulty...
May 16, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506465/deconstructing-olfactory-stem-cell-trajectories-at-single-cell-resolution
#4
Russell B Fletcher, Diya Das, Levi Gadye, Kelly N Street, Ariane Baudhuin, Allon Wagner, Michael B Cole, Quetzal Flores, Yoon Gi Choi, Nir Yosef, Elizabeth Purdom, Sandrine Dudoit, Davide Risso, John Ngai
A detailed understanding of the paths that stem cells traverse to generate mature progeny is vital for elucidating the mechanisms governing cell fate decisions and tissue homeostasis. Adult stem cells maintain and regenerate multiple mature cell lineages in the olfactory epithelium. Here we integrate single-cell RNA sequencing and robust statistical analyses with in vivo lineage tracing to define a detailed map of the postnatal olfactory epithelium, revealing cell fate potentials and branchpoints in olfactory stem cell lineage trajectories...
April 28, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487542/abundant-and-equipotent-founder-cells-establish-and-maintain-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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A Elder, S Bomken, I Wilson, H J Blair, S Cockell, F Ponthan, K Dormon, D Pal, O Heidenreich, J Vormoor
High frequencies of blasts in primary acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) samples have the potential to induce leukaemia and to engraft mice. However it is unclear how individual ALL cells each contribute to drive leukaemic development in a bulk transplant and the extent to which these blasts vary functionally. We used cellular barcoding as a fate mapping tool to track primograft ALL blasts in vivo. Our results show that high numbers of ALL founder cells contribute at similar frequencies to leukaemic propagation over serial transplants, without any clear evidence of clonal succession...
May 10, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487426/digitally-barcoding-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-reveals-in-vivo-infection-dynamics-in-the-macaque-model-of-tuberculosis
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Constance J Martin, Anthony M Cadena, Vivian W Leung, Philana Ling Lin, Pauline Maiello, Nathan Hicks, Michael R Chase, JoAnne L Flynn, Sarah M Fortune
Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes a spectrum of outcomes; the majority of individuals contain but do not eliminate the infection, while a small subset present with primary active tuberculosis (TB) disease. This variability in infection outcomes is recapitulated at the granuloma level within each host, such that some sites of infection can be fully cleared while others progress. Understanding the spectrum of TB outcomes requires new tools to deconstruct the mechanisms underlying differences in granuloma fate...
May 9, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483913/antagonistic-interactions-between-erk-map-kinase-and-retinoic-acid-receptor-signaling-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Masamichi Imajo, Kunio Kondoh, Takuya Yamamoto, Kei Nakayama, May Nakajima-Koyama, Eisuke Nishida
Deregulated activation of RAS/ERK signaling and defects in retinoic acid receptor (RAR) signaling are both implicated in many types of cancers. However, interrelationships between these alterations in regulating cancer cell fates have not been fully elucidated. Here, we show that RAS/ERK and RAR signaling pathways antagonistically interact with each other to regulate colorectal cancer (CRC) cell fates. We show that RAR signaling activation promotes spontaneous differentiation of CRC cells, while ERK activation suppresses it...
May 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481328/leptin-receptor-expressing-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-are-myofibroblasts-in-primary-myelofibrosis
#8
Matthew Decker, Leticia Martinez-Morentin, Guannan Wang, Yeojin Lee, Qingxue Liu, Juliana Leslie, Lei Ding
Bone marrow fibrosis is a critical component of primary myelofibrosis (PMF). However, the origin of the myofibroblasts that drive fibrosis is unknown. Using genetic fate mapping we found that bone marrow leptin receptor (Lepr)-expressing mesenchymal stromal lineage cells expanded extensively and were the fibrogenic cells in PMF. These stromal cells downregulated the expression of key haematopoietic-stem-cell-supporting factors and upregulated genes associated with fibrosis and osteogenesis, indicating fibrogenic conversion...
May 8, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473623/tbet-is-a-critical-modulator-of-foxp3-expression-in-autoimmune-graft-versus-host-disease
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Shoba Amarnath, Arian Laurence, Nathaniel Zhu, Renato Cunha, Michael A Eckhaus, Samuel Taylor, Jason E Foley, Monalisa Ghosh, Tania C Felizardo, Daniel H Fowler
CD4+ T-helper subsets drive autoimmune chronic graft-versus-host disease, a major complication post allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. However, it remains unclear how specific T-helper subsets contribute to chronic graft versus host disease. Th1 cells are one of the major disease mediating T cell subsets and require IFNγ signaling and Tbet expression for their function. Regulatory T cells on the other hand can inhibit Th1 cell mediated responses. Using an established murine model that isolates the autoimmune component of graft-versus-host disease, we hypothesized that Th1 cells would restrict FoxP3-driven regulatory T cells...
May 4, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472858/selective-neuronal-expression-of-the-soxe-factor-sox8-in-direct-pathway-striatal-projection-neurons-of-the-developing-mouse-brain
#10
Paloma Merchan-Sala, Diana Nardini, Ronald R Waclaw, Kenneth Campbell
The striatum is the major component of the basal ganglia and is well known to play a key role in the control of motor function via balanced output from the indirect (iSPNs) and direct pathway striatal projection neurons (dSPNs). Little is known, however, about the molecular genetic mechanisms that control the formation of the iSPNs versus dSPNs. We show here that the SoxE family member, Sox8, is co-expressed with the dSPN marker, Isl1, in the developing striatum. Moreover, dSPNs, as marked by Isl1-cre fate map, express Sox8 in the embryonic striatum and Sox8-EGFP BAC transgenic mice specifically reveal the direct pathway axons during development...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469272/adult-murine-cardiomyocytes-exhibit-regenerative-activity-with-cell-cycle-reentry-through-stat3-in-the-healing-process-of-myocarditis
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Akimitsu Miyawaki, Masanori Obana, Yusuke Mitsuhara, Aya Orimoto, Yusuke Nakayasu, Tomomi Yamashita, So-Ichiro Fukada, Makiko Maeda, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Yasushi Fujio
Mammalian cardiomyocytes substantially lose proliferative capacity immediately after birth, limiting adult heart regeneration after injury. However, clinical myocarditis appears to be self-limiting with tissue-reparative properties. Here, we investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the recovery from myocarditis with regard to cardiomyocyte proliferation using an experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) model. Three weeks after EAM induction (EAM3w), cardiac tissue displayed infiltration of inflammatory cells with cardiomyocyte apoptosis...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466843/the-careg-element-reveals-a-common-regulation-of-regeneration-in-the-zebrafish-myocardium-and-fin
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Catherine Pfefferli, Anna Jaźwińska
The existence of common mechanisms regulating organ regeneration is an intriguing concept. Here we report on a regulatory element that is transiently activated during heart and fin regeneration in zebrafish. This element contains a ctgfa upstream sequence, called careg, which is induced by TGFβ/Activin-β signalling in the peri-injury zone of the myocardium and the fin mesenchyme. In addition, this reporter demarcates a primordial cardiac layer and intraray osteoblasts. Using genetic fate mapping, we show the regenerative competence of careg-expressing cells...
May 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454545/cleavage-modification-did-not-alter-blastomere-fates-during-bryozoan-evolution
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Bruno C Vellutini, José M Martín-Durán, Andreas Hejnol
BACKGROUND: Stereotypic cleavage patterns play a crucial role in cell fate determination by precisely positioning early embryonic blastomeres. Although misplaced cell divisions can alter blastomere fates and cause embryonic defects, cleavage patterns have been modified several times during animal evolution. However, it remains unclear how evolutionary changes in cleavage impact the specification of blastomere fates. Here, we analyze the transition from spiral cleavage - a stereotypic pattern remarkably conserved in many protostomes - to a biradial cleavage pattern, which occurred during the evolution of bryozoans...
April 28, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449850/migration-pathways-of-sacral-neural-crest-during-development-of-lower-urogenital-tract-innervation
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Carrie B Wiese, Karen K Deal, Sara J Ireland, V Ashley Cantrell, E Michelle Southard-Smith
The migration and fate of cranial and vagal neural crest-derived progenitor cells (NCPCs) have been extensively studied; however, much less is known about sacral NCPCs particularly in regard to their distribution in the urogenital system. To construct a spatiotemporal map of NCPC migration pathways into the developing lower urinary tract, we utilized the Sox10-H2BVenus transgene to visualize NCPCs expressing Sox10. Our aim was to define the relationship of Sox10-expressing NCPCs relative to bladder innervation, smooth muscle differentiation, and vascularization through fetal development into adulthood...
April 24, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432970/insights-into-key-factors-controlling-go-stability-in-natural-surface-waters
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Yang Gao, Xuemei Ren, Xiaoli Tan, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi, Changlun Chen
The effects of pH, cations (Na(+), K(+), Mg(2+), Ca(2+) and Al(3+)), and anions (Cl(-), HCO3(-), HPO4(2-) and SO4(2-)) on graphene oxide (GO) stability were investigated to address the current limitations in the knowledge regarding the stability of GO in natural surface water and its underlying mechanism. The threshold values of cations that destabilize GO were obtained and affected by both pH and anions. By employing elemental mapping and studying the effects of polyacrylic acid (PAA) on GO sedimentation and the re-dispersion of GO aggregates, we find that the GO aggregates induced by Na(+) and K(+) via electric double layer suppression and by Ca(2+) and Al(3+) via strong complxing are difficult to re-disperse completely...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414331/a-new-fate-mapping-system-reveals-context-dependent-random-or-clonal-expansion-of-microglia
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Tuan Leng Tay, Dominic Mai, Jana Dautzenberg, Francisco Fernández-Klett, Gen Lin, Sagar, Moumita Datta, Anne Drougard, Thomas Stempfl, Alberto Ardura-Fabregat, Ori Staszewski, Anca Margineanu, Anje Sporbert, Lars M Steinmetz, J Andrew Pospisilik, Steffen Jung, Josef Priller, Dominic Grün, Olaf Ronneberger, Marco Prinz
Microglia constitute a highly specialized network of tissue-resident immune cells that is important for the control of tissue homeostasis and the resolution of diseases of the CNS. Little is known about how their spatial distribution is established and maintained in vivo. Here we establish a new multicolor fluorescence fate mapping system to monitor microglial dynamics during steady state and disease. Our findings suggest that microglia establish a dense network with regional differences, and the high regional turnover rates found challenge the universal concept of microglial longevity...
April 17, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393527/investigation-of-pesticide-penetration-and-persistence-on-harvested-and-live-basil-leaves-using-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-mapping
#17
Tianxi Yang, Bin Zhao, Amanda J Kinchla, John M Clark, Lili He
Understanding pesticide behavior in plants is important for effectively applying pesticides and in reducing pesticide exposures from ingestion. This study aimed to investigate the penetration and persistence of pesticides applied on harvested and live basil leaves. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) mapping was applied for in situ and real-time tracking of pesticides over time using gold nanoparticles as probes. The results showed that, after surface exposure of 30 min to 48 h, pesticides (10 mg/L) penetrated more rapidly and deeply into the live leaves than the harvested leaves...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387645/evolution-of-the-hypoxia-sensitive-cells-involved-in-amniote-respiratory-reflexes
#18
Dorit Hockman, Alan J Burns, Gerhard Schlosser, Keith P Gates, Benjamin Jevans, Alessandro Mongera, Shannon Fisher, Gokhan Unlu, Ela W Knapik, Charles K Kaufman, Christian Mosimann, Leonard I Zon, Joseph J Lancman, P Duc S Dong, Heiko Lickert, Abigail S Tucker, Clare V H Baker
The evolutionary origins of the hypoxia-sensitive cells that trigger amniote respiratory reflexes - carotid body glomus cells, and 'pulmonary neuroendocrine cells' (PNECs) - are obscure. Homology has been proposed between glomus cells, which are neural crest-derived, and the hypoxia-sensitive 'neuroepithelial cells' (NECs) of fish gills, whose embryonic origin is unknown. NECs have also been likened to PNECs, which differentiate in situ within lung airway epithelia. Using genetic lineage-tracing and neural crest-deficient mutants in zebrafish, and physical fate-mapping in frog and lamprey, we find that NECs are not neural crest-derived, but endoderm-derived, like PNECs, whose endodermal origin we confirm...
April 7, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385536/mining-the-topography-and-dynamics-of-the-4d-nucleome-to-identify-novel-cns-drug-pathways
#19
Gerald A Higgins, Ari Allyn-Feuer, Patrick Georgoff, Vahagn Nikolian, Hasan Alam, Brian D Athey
The pharmacoepigenome can be defined as the active, noncoding province of the genome including canonical spatial and temporal regulatory mechanisms of gene regulation that respond to xenobiotic stimuli. Many psychotropic drugs that have been in clinical use for decades have ill-defined mechanisms of action that are beginning to be resolved as we understand the transcriptional hierarchy and dynamics of the nucleus. In this review, we describe spatial, temporal and biomechanical mechanisms mediated by psychotropic medications...
April 3, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383882/uptake-and-distribution-of-silver-in-the-aquatic-plant-landoltia-punctata-duckweed-exposed-to-silver-and-silver-sulfide-nanoparticles
#20
John P Stegemeier, Benjamin P Colman, Fabienne Schwab, Mark R Wiesner, Gregory V Lowry
Aquatic ecosystems are expected to receive Ag(0) and Ag2S nanoparticles (NPs) through anthropogenic waste streams. The speciation of silver in Ag-NPs affects their fate in ecosystems, but its influence on interactions with aquatic plants is still unclear. Here, the Ag speciation and distribution was measured in an aquatic plant, duckweed (Landoltia punctata), exposed to Ag(0) or Ag2S NPs, or to AgNO3. The silver distribution in duckweed roots was visualized using synchrotron-based micro X-ray fluorescence (XRF) mapping and Ag speciation was determined using extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy...
April 19, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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