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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536682/a-case-of-intramural-coronary-amyloidosis-associated-with-hemodialysis
#1
Faisal M Huq Ronny, George Kleinman, Paul James Kurtin, John Thomas Fallon
Dialysis-related amyloidosis predominantly occurs in osteo-articular structures and dialysis-related amyloid (DRA) substances also deposit in extra-articular tissues. Clinical manifestations of DRA include odynophagia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, kidney stones, myocardial dysfunction, and subcutaneous tumors. The pathological characteristics of DRA in the heart of hemodialysis patients have rarely been reported. We report the case of a 73-year-old female with a history of cerebral palsy and end-stage renal disease status post two failed renal transplants who had been on hemodialysis for 30 years...
January 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526688/loss-of-the-anion-exchanger-dra-slc26a3-or-pat1-slc26a6-alters-sulfate-transport-by-the-distal-ileum-and-overall-sulfate-homeostasis
#2
Jonathan M Whittamore, Marguerite Hatch
The ileum is considered the primary site of inorganic sulfate (SO4(2-)) absorption. In the present study, we explored the contributions of the apical chloride/bicarbonate (Cl(-)/HCO3(-)) exchangers DRA (Slc26a3), and PAT1 (Slc26a6), to the underlying transport mechanism. Transepithelial (35)SO4(2-) and (36)Cl(-) fluxes were determined across isolated, short-circuited segments of the distal ileum from wild-type (WT), DRA-knockout (KO) and PAT1-KO mice, together with measurements of urine and plasma sulfate. The WT distal ileum supported net sulfate absorption (197...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513826/noncontingent-reinforcement-without-extinction-plus-differential-reinforcement-of-alternative-behavior-during-treatment-of-problem-behavior
#3
Jennifer N Fritz, Lynsey M Jackson, Nicole A Stiefler, Barbara S Wimberly, Amy R Richardson
The effects of noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) without extinction during treatment of problem behavior maintained by social positive reinforcement were evaluated for five individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. A continuous NCR schedule was gradually thinned to a fixed-time 5-min schedule. If problem behavior increased during NCR schedule thinning, a continuous NCR schedule was reinstated and NCR schedule thinning was repeated with differential reinforcement of alternative behavior (DRA) included...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469621/snp-variants-in-major-histocompatibility-complex-are-associated-with-sarcoidosis-susceptibility-a-joint-analysis-in-four-european-populations
#4
Annika Wolin, Elisa Laura Lahtela, Verneri Anttila, Martin Petrek, Johan Grunewald, Coline H M van Moorsel, Anders Eklund, Jan C Grutters, Vitezslav Kolek, Frantisek Mrazek, Amit Kishore, Leonid Padyukov, Anne Pietinalho, Marcus Ronninger, Mikko Seppänen, Olof Selroos, Marja-Liisa Lokki
Sarcoidosis is a multiorgan inflammatory disorder with heritability estimates up to 66%. Previous studies have shown the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region to be associated with sarcoidosis, suggesting a functional role for antigen-presenting molecules and immune mediators in the disease pathogenesis. To detect variants predisposing to sarcoidosis and to identify genetic differences between patient subgroups, we studied four genes in the MHC Class III region (LTA, TNF, AGER, BTNL2) and HLA-DRA with tag-SNPs and their relation to HLA-DRB1 alleles...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463678/laparoscopic-donor-nephrectomy-of-dual-renal-artery-kidneys-single-center-experience
#5
Ibrahim Al-Oraifi, Mansour Tawfeeq, Hamad Al-Hellow, Mohammed S Al-Qahtani, Meteb M Al-Bugami, Abdulwahab Al-Shahrani, Gelu Osian
Background: Multiple renal artery (MRA) kidneys represent a special challenge for surgeons, during both donor nephrectomy and renal transplantation. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate both donors and recipients outcomes of laparoscopically procured dual renal artery (DRA) kidneys. Patients and Methods: We reviewed the medical records of all living kidney donors who underwent laparoscopic donor nephrectomy between April 2009 and December 2014, and their recipients. Operative details and immediate outcomes of both donors and recipients of DRA kidneys were compared to those of donors and recipients of single renal artery (SRA) kidneys...
March 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459231/salmonella-kentucky-antimicrobial-resistance-and-molecular-analysis-of-clinical-animal-and-environment-isolates-morocco
#6
Bouchra Karraouan, Nadia Ziyate, Abdelaziz Ed-Dra, Nadia Amajoud, Rachid Boutaib, Abdellah Akil, Abdellah El Allaoui, Hicham El Ossmani, Khalid Zerouali, Naima Elmdaghri, Brahim Bouchrif
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 30, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455257/molecular-insights-into-the-inhibitory-mechanism-of-rifamycin-sv-against-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-aggregation-a-molecular-dynamics-simulation-study
#7
Simranjeet Singh Narang, Suniba Shuaib, Bhupesh Goyal
Dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) is a severe condition characterized by the accumulation of amyloidogenic β2-microglobulin (β2m) protein around skeletal joints and bones. The small molecules that modulate β2m aggregation have been identified in vitro, however, the underlying inhibitory mechanism remain elusive. In the present study, molecular docking and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were performed to elucidate the inhibitory mechanism of an antibiotic, rifamycin SV (C1) reported for its in vitro anti-aggregation activity against β2m...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434692/immune-hyperreactivity-of-a%C3%AE-plaque-associated-microglia-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#8
Zhuoran Yin, Divya Raj, Nasrin Saiepour, Debby Van Dam, Nieske Brouwer, Inge R Holtman, Bart J L Eggen, Thomas Möller, Joseph A Tamm, Aicha Abdourahman, Elly M Hol, Willem Kamphuis, Thomas A Bayer, Peter P De Deyn, Erik Boddeke
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is strongly associated with microglia-induced neuroinflammation. Particularly, Aβ plaque-associated microglia take on an "activated" morphology. However, the function and phenotype of these Aβ plaque-associated microglia are not well understood. We show hyperreactivity of Aβ plaque-associated microglia upon systemic inflammation in transgenic AD mouse models (i.e., 5XFAD and APP23). Gene expression profiling of Aβ plaque-associated microglia (major histocompatibility complex II(+) microglia) isolated from 5XFAD mice revealed a proinflammatory phenotype...
March 27, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425483/a-genome-wide-association-study-identifies-six-novel-risk-loci-for-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#9
Fang Qiu, Ruqi Tang, Xianbo Zuo, Xingjuan Shi, Yiran Wei, Xiaodong Zheng, Yaping Dai, Yuhua Gong, Lan Wang, Ping Xu, Xiang Zhu, Jian Wu, Chongxu Han, Yueqiu Gao, Kui Zhang, Yuzhang Jiang, Jianbo Zhou, Youlin Shao, Zhigang Hu, Ye Tian, Haiyan Zhang, Na Dai, Lei Liu, Xudong Wu, Weifeng Zhao, Xiaomin Zhang, Zhidong Zang, Jinshan Nie, Weihao Sun, Yi Zhao, Yuan Mao, Po Jiang, Hualiang Ji, Qing Dong, Junming Li, Zhenzhong Li, Xinli Bai, Li Li, Maosong Lin, Ming Dong, Jinxin Li, Ping Zhu, Chan Wang, Yanqiu Zhang, Peng Jiang, Yujue Wang, Rohil Jawed, Jing Xu, Yu Zhang, Qixia Wang, Yue Yang, Fan Yang, Min Lian, Xiang Jiang, Xiao Xiao, Yanmei Li, Jingyuan Fang, Dekai Qiu, Zhen Zhu, Hong Qiu, Jianqiong Zhang, Wenyan Tian, Sufang Chen, Ling Jiang, Bing Ji, Ping Li, Guochang Chen, Tianxue Wu, Yan Sun, Jianjiang Yu, Huijun Tang, Michun He, Min Xia, Hao Pei, Lihua Huang, Zhuye Qing, Jianfang Wu, Qinghai Huang, Junhai Han, Wei Xie, Zhongsheng Sun, Jian Guo, Gengsheng He, M Eric Gershwin, Zhexiong Lian, Xiang Liu, Michael F Seldin, Xiangdong Liu, Weichang Chen, Xiong Ma
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease with a strong hereditary component. Here, we report a genome-wide association study that included 1,122 PBC cases and 4,036 controls of Han Chinese descent, with subsequent replication in a separate cohort of 907 PBC cases and 2,127 controls. Our results show genome-wide association of 14 PBC risk loci including previously identified 6p21 (HLA-DRA and DPB1), 17q12 (ORMDL3), 3q13.33 (CD80), 2q32.3 (STAT1/STAT4), 3q25.33 (IL12A), 4q24 (NF-κB) and 22q13...
April 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379188/brief-report-using-the-internet-to-identify-persons-with-cognitive-impairment-for-participation-in-clinical-trials
#10
Lindsay F Morra, Jason Brandt
Identifying, recruiting, and enrolling persons in clinical trials of dementia treatments is extremely difficult. One approach to first-wave screening of potential participants is the use of online assessment tools. Initial studies using the Dementia Risk Assessment (DRA)-which includes a previously validated recognition memory test-support the use of this self-administered assessment to identify individuals with "suspected MCI" or "suspected dementia." In this study, we identified between 71 and 622 persons with suspected dementia and between 128 and 1653 persons with suspected mild cognitive impairment (depending on specific criteria) over the course of 22 months...
April 5, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349989/distribution-pattern-of-left-ventricular-myocardial-strain-analyzed-by-a-cine-mri-based-deformation-registration-algorithm-in-healthy-chinese-volunteers
#11
Hong Liu, Dan Yang, Ke Wan, Yong Luo, Jia-Yu Sun, Tian-Jing Zhang, Wei-Hao Li, Andreas Greiser, Marie-Pierre Jolly, Qing Zhang, Yu-Cheng Chen
The cine magnetic resonance imaging based technique feature tracking-cardiac magnetic resonance (FT-CMR) is emerging as a novel, simple and robust method to evaluate myocardial strain. We investigated the distribution characteristics of left-ventricular myocardial strain using a novel cine MRI based deformation registration algorithm (DRA) in a cohort of healthy Chinese subjects. A total of 130 healthy Chinese subjects were enrolled. Three components of orthogonal strain (radial, circumferential, longitudinal) of the left ventricle were analyzed using DRA on steady-state free precession cine sequence images...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316880/optimizing-the-use-of-a-sensor-resource-for-opponent-polarization-coding
#12
Francisco J H Heras, Simon B Laughlin
Flies use specialized photoreceptors R7 and R8 in the dorsal rim area (DRA) to detect skylight polarization. R7 and R8 form a tiered waveguide (central rhabdomere pair, CRP) with R7 on top, filtering light delivered to R8. We examine how the division of a given resource, CRP length, between R7 and R8 affects their ability to code polarization angle. We model optical absorption to show how the length fractions allotted to R7 and R8 determine the rates at which they transduce photons, and correct these rates for transduction unit saturation...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264226/dialysis-related-amyloidosis-is-it-gone-or-should-it-be
#13
EDITORIAL
Laura Labriola, Michel Jadoul
The prevalence and severity of dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) appear to have decreased significantly over the last two decades, although recent, large-scale epidemiological studies show that DRA continues to occur. Recent experimental findings have documented a direct cellular toxicity of β2microglobulin (β2m) fibrils but the mechanisms of β2m fibrillogenesis remain incompletely understood. Although a high plasma concentration of β2m is still considered as a prerequisite for developing DRA, other factors have been clearly incriminated such as older age at dialysis onset and longer dialysis vintage, or suspected effects such as proinflammatory effects of bioincompatible dialysis techniques...
May 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261626/influence-of-heparin-molecular-size-on-the-induction-of-c-terminal-unfolding-in-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin
#14
Kanon Fukasawa, Yuichiro Higashimoto, Yoshihiro Motomiya, Yoshinori Uji, Yukio Ando
Dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) is characterized by accumulation of amyloid β2- microglobulin (β2m) in the interstitial matrix. Matrix substances such as heparin have reportedly been strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of dialysis-related amyloidosis. In clinical setting of hemodialysis, two types of heparin, i.e., high and low molecular heparin (H.M.H. and L.M.H.) have been routinely used. Still commonly used is H.M.H., followed by L.M.H. preparations with distinct advantages. Here, we studied that the interaction of native and two amyloidogenic β2m variants: ΔN6β2m and D76N β2m with H...
December 2016: Molecular Biology Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258000/prevalence-molecular-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-salmonella-isolated-from-sausages-in-meknes-morocco
#15
Abdelaziz Ed-Dra, Fouzia Rhazi Filali, Bouchra Karraouan, Abdellah El Allaoui, Amal Aboulkacem, Brahim Bouchrif
Salmonella is among the most important food borne pathogens worldwide contaminating a wide range of animal products including meat products. The aims of this study go through two steps: The first step is to estimate the proportion of sausages products contaminated with Salmonella in Meknes city (Morocco), which were collected from various shopping sites: butchery, street vendors, supermarket and souk (Weekly market combines the population of the small villages around Meknes city). The second one is to identify serovars, to determine the antimicrobials resistance patterns of isolates and to detect the invA and spvC genes...
April 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242762/conserved-functions-of-the-trigger-loop-and-gre-factors-in-rna-cleavage-by-bacterial-rna-polymerases
#16
Nataliya Miropolskaya, Daria Esyunina, Andrey Kulbachinskiy
RNA cleavage by RNA polymerase (RNAP) is the central step in co-transcriptional RNA proofreading. Bacterial RNAPs were proposed to rely on the same mobile element of the active site, the trigger loop (TL), for both nucleotide addition and RNA cleavage. RNA cleavage can also be stimulated by universal Gre factors, which should replace the TL to get access to the RNAP active site. The contributions of the TL and Gre factors to RNA cleavage reportedly vary between RNAPs from different bacterial species and, probably, different types of transcription complexes...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241728/ampk-%C3%AE-ketoglutarate-axis-regulates-intestinal-water-and-ion-homeostasis-in-young-pigs
#17
Liuqin He, Niu Huang, Huan Li, Junquan Tian, Xihong Zhou, Tiejun Li, Kang Yao, Guoyao Wu, Yulong Yin
Water and ion absorption via sensitive aquaporins (AQPs) and ion channels is of critical importance in intestinal health. However, whether α-ketoglutarate (AKG) could improve intestinal water and ion homeostasis in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-challenged piglets and whether the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway is involved remains largely unknown. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of dietary AKG supplementation on the small intestinal water and ion homeostasis through modulating the AMPK pathway in a piglet diarrhea model...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157969/second-order-few-mode-raman-amplifier-for-mode-division-multiplexed-optical-communication-systems
#18
Jiaxiong Li, Jiangbing Du, Lin Ma, Ming-Jun Li, Ke Xu, Zuyuan He
We experimentally demonstrate and investigate, for first time to our best knowledge, a second-order few-mode Raman amplifier for low noise distributed fiber amplification. The 1455 and 1360 nm pumps are both injected into the few-mode fiber (FMF) in the forms of two degenerate LP<sub>11</sub> modes in the backward direction. Within the band from 1542 to 1558 nm, maximum on-off gains of 4 dB are achieved for both LP<sub>01</sub> and LP<sub>11</sub> modes, and the differential modal gain (DMG) is less than 0...
January 23, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131168/hla-dra-hla-drb5-polymorphism-affects-risk-of-sporadic-als-and-survival-in-a-southwest-chinese-cohort
#19
Xinglong Yang, JinHua Zheng, Sijia Tian, Yalan Chen, Ran An, Quanzhen Zhao, Yanming Xu
INTRODUCTION: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's disease (PD) are neurodegenerative diseases that share common genetic risk factors. A recent genome-wide association study has linked risk of FTD with polymorphisms in the HLA-DRA/HLA-DRB5 gene (rs9268877, rs9268856), BTNL2 gene (rs1980493), and RAB38/CTSC gene (rs302668). METHODS: We used the SNPscan™ Kit to genotype these variants in 400 Chinese patients with sporadic ALS, 554 with sporadic PD and 634 healthy controls...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098807/throughput-measurement-of-a-dual-band-mimo-rectangular-dielectric-resonator-antenna-for-lte-applications
#20
Jamal Nasir, Mohd Haizal Jamaluddin, Aftab Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Ramlee Kamarudin, Bruce Leow Chee Yen, Owais Owais
An L-shaped dual-band multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) rectangular dielectric resonator antenna (RDRA) for long term evolution (LTE) applications is proposed. The presented antenna can transmit and receive information independently using fundamental TE111 and higher order TE121 modes of the DRA. TE111 degenerate mode covers LTE band 2 (1.85-1.99 GHz), 3 (1.71-1.88 GHz), and 9 (1.7499-1.7849 GHz) at fr = 1.8 GHz whereas TE121 covers LTE band 7 (2.5-2.69 GHz) at fr = 2.6 GHz, respectively. An efficient design method has been used to reduce mutual coupling between ports by changing the effective permittivity values of DRA by introducing a cylindrical air-gap at an optimal position in the dielectric resonator...
January 13, 2017: Sensors
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