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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031235/homeobox-genes-and-tooth-development-understanding-the-biological-pathways-and-applications-in-regenerative-dental-science
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REVIEW
Anand Ramanathan, Thekkeparambil Chandrabose Srijaya, Prema Sukumaran, Rosnah Binti Zain, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
OBJECTIVES: Homeobox genes are a group of conserved class of transcription factors that function as key regulators during the embryonic developmental processes. They act as master regulator for developmental genes, which involves coordinated actions of various auto and cross-regulatory mechanisms. In this review, we summarize the expression pattern of homeobox genes in relation to the tooth development and various signaling pathways or molecules contributing to the specific actions of these genes in the regulation of odontogenesis...
October 4, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031223/enhanced-antibacterial-activity-and-biocompatibility-of-zinc-incorporated-organic-inorganic-nanocomposite-coatings-via-electrophoretic-deposition
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Pin Huang, Kena Ma, Xinjie Cai, Dan Huang, Xu Yang, Jiabing Ran, Fushi Wang, Tao Jiang
Increased use of reconstruction procedures in orthopedics has improved the life of patients undergoing surgery. However, surgical site infection remains a major challenge. Efforts were made to fabricate antibacterial surfaces with good biocompatibility. This present study aimed to fabricate zinc-incorporated chitosan/gelatin (CS/G) nanocomposite coatings on the titanium substrates via electrophoretic deposition (EPD). Physicochemical characterization confirmed that zinc was successfully deposited in a metallic oxide/salt complex status...
October 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031218/termination-patterns-of-stimulus-induced-rhythmic-periodic-or-ictal-patterns-and-spontaneous-electrographic-seizures
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Emily L Johnson, Peter W Kaplan, Eva K Ritzl
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ability of the evolution and termination patterns to distinguish stimulus-induced rhythmic, periodic, or ictal discharges (SIRPIDs) from spontaneous electrographic seizures, a challenge to the neurophysiologist and clinician. METHODS: We screened the prospectively collected database of patients undergoing continuous EEG (cEEG) and identified 25 cases of SIRPIDs. We compared patients with SIRPIDs to 25 patients with spontaneous seizures...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031212/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-direct-and-photosensitized-attenuation-of-toxoplasma-gondii-tachyzoites
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Juan G Yañuk, M Lis Alomar, M Micaela Gonzalez, Andrés M Alonso, Sergio O Angel, Verónica M Coceres, Franco M Cabrerizo
In the present work, we have evaluated the effect of three different types of radiation: UVC (254±5nm), UVA (365±20nm) and visible (420±20nm) on different morphological and biological functions of Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites. Briefly, UVC and UVA showed an inhibitory effect on parasite invasion in a dose-dependent manner. UVC showed the strongest effect inducing both structural damage (antigens) and functional inhibition (i.e., invasion and replication). On its own, visible light induces a quite distinctive and selective pattern of parasite-attenuation...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031189/renal-subcapsular-xenografing-of-human-fetal-external-genital-tissue-a-new-model-for-investigating-urethral-development
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Dylan Isaacson, Joel Shen, Mei Cao, Adriane Sinclair, Xuan Yue, Gerald Cunha, Laurence Baskin
In this paper, we introduce our novel renal subcapsular xenograft model for the study of human penile urethral and clitoral development. We grafted fifteen intact fetal penes and clitorides 8-11 weeks fetal age under the renal capsules of gonadectomized athymic mice. The mice were treated with a subcutaneous pellet of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), diethylstilbestrol (DES) or untreated with hormones. Xenografts were harvested after fourteen days of growth and analyzed via serial histologic sectioning and immunostaining for Ki-67, cytokeratins 6, 7 and 10, uroplakin and the androgen receptor...
September 22, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031187/modelling-transitions-in-urban-water-systems
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W Rauch, C Urich, P M Bach, B C Rogers, F J de Haan, R R Brown, M Mair, D T McCarthy, M Kleidorfer, R Sitzenfrei, A Deletic
Long term planning of urban water infrastructure requires acknowledgement that transitions in the water system are driven by changes in the urban environment, as well as societal dynamics. Inherent to the complexity of these underlying processes is that the dynamics of a system's evolution cannot be explained by linear cause-effect relationships and cannot be predicted under narrow sets of assumptions. Planning therefore needs to consider the functional behaviour and performance of integrated flexible infrastructure systems under a wide range of future conditions...
September 22, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031185/diet-quality-and-depression-risk-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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REVIEW
Marc Molendijk, Patricio Molero, Felipe Ortuño Sánchez-Pedreño, Willem Van der Does, Miguel Angel Martínez-González
BACKGROUND: It has been claimed that the quality of a diet is associated with the incidence of depressive disorders. We sought to investigate the evidence for this claim. METHODS: Systematic searches were performed up to March 6th, 2017 in order to identify prospective cohort studies that reported on exposure to dietary patterns or food groups and the incidence of depression/depressive symptoms. Data from 24 independent cohorts (totalling 1,959,217 person-years) were pooled in random-effects meta-analyses...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031164/productive-replication-of-avian-influenza-viruses-in-chicken-endothelial-cells-is-determined-by-hemagglutinin-cleavability-and-is-related-to-innate-immune-escape
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Adrien Lion, Mathilde Richard, Evelyne Esnault, Emmanuel Kut, Denis Soubieux, Vanaïque Guillory, Mélody Germond, Caroline Blondeau, Rodrigo Guabiraba, Kirsty R Short, Daniel Marc, Pascale Quéré, Sascha Trapp
Endotheliotropism is a hallmark of gallinaceous poultry infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses and a feature that distinguishes HPAI from low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) viruses. Here, we used chicken aortic endothelial cells (chAEC) as a novel in vitro infection model to assess the susceptibility, permissiveness, and host response of chicken endothelial cells (EC) to infections with avian influenza (AI) viruses. Our data show that productive replication of AI viruses in chAEC is critically determined by hemagglutinin cleavability, and is thus an exclusive trait of HPAI viruses...
October 11, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031162/dna-demethylation-activates-genes-in-seed-maternal-integument-development-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
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Yifeng Wang, Haiyan Lin, Xiaohong Tong, Yuxuan Hou, Yuxiao Chang, Jian Zhang
DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification that regulates various plant developmental processes. Rice seed integument determines the seed size. However, the role of DNA methylation in its development remains largely unknown. Here, we report the first dynamic DNA methylomic profiling of rice maternal integument before and after pollination by using a whole-genome bisulfite deep sequencing approach. Analysis of DNA methylation patterns identified 4238 differentially methylated regions underpin 4112 differentially methylated genes, including GW2, DEP1, RGB1 and numerous other regulators participated in maternal integument development...
September 27, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031139/biomechanics-of-the-infant-foot-during-the-transition-to-independent-walking-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Carina Price, Stewart C Morrison, Farina Hashmi, Jill Phethean, Christopher Nester
Recognising structural and functional development of the paediatric foot is fundamental to ensuring a strong theoretical framework for health professionals and scientists. The transition of an infant from sitting to walking takes approximately 9 months and is when the structures and function of the foot must respond to the challenges of bearing load; becoming increasingly more essential for locomotion. Literature pertaining to the phase of development was searched. A narrative approach synthesised the information from papers written in English, with non-symptomatic infant participants up to the development stage of independent walking or two years of age...
September 6, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031100/discovery-of-a-new-mechanism-for-regulation-of-plant-triacylglycerol-metabolism-the-peanut-diacylglycerol-acyltransferase-1-gene-family-transcriptome-is-highly-enriched-in-alternative-splicing-variants
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Ling Zheng, Jay Shockey, Feng Guo, Lingmin Shi, Xinguo Li, Lei Shan, Shubo Wan, Zhenying Peng
Triacylglycerols (TAGs) are the most important energy storage form in oilseed crops. Diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) catalyzes the rate-limiting step of the Kennedy pathway of TAG biosynthesis. To date, little is known about the regulation of DGAT activity in peanut (Arachis hypogaea), an agronomically important oilseed crop that is cultivated in many parts of the world. In this study, seven distinct forms of type 1 DGAT (AhDGAT1.1-AhDGAT1.7) were identified, cloned, and characterized. Comparisons of the nucleotide sequences and gene structures revealed many different splicing variants of AhDGAT1, some of which displayed different organ-specific expression patterns...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031099/shear-wave-elastography-for-characterization-of-breast-lesions-shearlet-transform-and-local-binary-pattern-histogram-techniques
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U Rajendra Acharya, Wei Lin Ng, Kartini Rahmat, Vidya K Sudarshan, Joel E W Koh, Jen Hong Tan, Yuki Hagiwara, Arkadiusz Gertych, Farhana Fadzli, Chai Hong Yeong, Kwan Hoong Ng
Shear wave elastography (SWE) examination using ultrasound elastography (USE) is a popular imaging procedure for obtaining elasticity information of breast lesions. Elasticity parameters obtained through SWE can be used as biomarkers that can distinguish malignant breast lesions from benign ones. Furthermore, the elasticity parameters extracted from SWE can speed up the diagnosis and possibly reduce human errors. In this paper, Shearlet transform and local binary pattern histograms (LBPH) are proposed as an original algorithm to differentiate malignant and benign breast lesions...
October 2, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031084/moving-towards-the-benign-automatic-interpretation-bias-modification-in-dysphoria
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Alexandra H Cowden Hindash, Jonathan A Rottenberg
Automatic cognitive biases are important to theories of depression and reducing such biases may contribute to therapeutic gains. The present study examined (1) whether it was possible to reduce automatic interpretation biases (AIB) in a single session among dysphoric subjects and (2) whether the effects of modifying AIB generalized to other measures of cognition and emotion. 76 dysphoric students completed a modified semantic association paradigm in which they were randomized to receive active or random-feedback-based training...
September 21, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031075/discovery-of-new-indomethacin-based-analogs-with-potentially-selective-cyclooxygenase-2-inhibition-and-observed-diminishing-to-pge2-activities
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Shaymaa E Kassab, Mohammed A Khedr, Hamed I Ali, Mohamed M Abdalla
New ring-extended analogs of indomethacin were designed based on the structure of active binding site of both COX-1 and COX-2 isoenzymes and the interaction pattern required for selective inhibition of COX-2 to improve its selectivity against COX-2. The strategy adopted for designing the new inhibitors involved i) ring extension of indomethacin to reduce the possibility of analogs to be accommodated into the narrow hydrophobic tunnel of COX-1, ii) deletion of carboxylic acid to reduce the possibility of inhibitor to form salt bridge with Arg120 and eventually prevent COX-1 inhibition, and iii) introduction of methylsulfonyl group to increase the opportunity of the analogs to interact with the polar side pocket that's is crucial for inhibition process of COX-2...
September 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031033/an-arabidopsis-divergent-pumilio-protein-apum24-is-essential-for-embryogenesis-and-required-for-faithful-pre-rrna-processing
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Thiruvenkadam Shanmugam, Nazia Abbasi, Hyung-Sae Kim, Ho Bang Kim, Nam-Il Park, Guen Tae Park, Sung Aeong Oh, Soon Ki Park, Douglas G Muench, Yeonhee Choi, Youn-Il Park, Sang-Bong Choi
Pumilio RNA-binding proteins are largely involved in mRNA degradation and translation repression. However, a few evolutionarily divergent Pumilios are also responsible for proper pre-rRNA processing in human and yeast. Here, we describe an essential Arabidopsis nucleolar Pumilio, APUM24, that is expressed in tissues undergoing rapid proliferation and cell division. A T-DNA insertion for APUM24 did not affect the male and female gametogenesis, but instead resulted in a negative female gametophytic effect on zygotic cell division immediately after fertilization...
October 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031031/riceanthernet-a-gene-co-expression-network-for-identifying-anther-and-pollen-development-genes
#16
Hong Lin, Jing Yu, Simon Pearce, Dabing Zhang, Zoe Wilson
In plants, normal anther and pollen development involves many important biological events and complex molecular regulatory coordination. Understanding gene regulatory relationships during male reproductive development is essential for fundamental biology and crop breeding. In this work, we developed a rice gene co-expression network for anther development (RiceAntherNet) that allows prediction of gene regulatory relationships during pollen development. RiceAntherNet was generated from 57 rice anther tissue microarrays across all developmental stages...
October 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031026/genome-wide-characterization-of-differential-transcript-usage-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#17
Dries Vaneechoutte, April R Estrada, Ying-Chen Lin, Ann E Loraine, Klaas Vandepoele
Alternative splicing and the usage of alternate transcription start- or stop sites allows a single gene to produce multiple transcript isoforms. Most plant genes express certain isoforms at a significantly higher level than others, but under specific conditions this expression dominance can change, resulting in a different set of dominant isoforms. These events of Differential Transcript Usage (DTU) have been observed for thousands of Arabidopsis thaliana, Zea mays and Vitis vinifera genes and have been linked to development and stress response...
October 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031023/whole-body-vibration-combined-with-treadmill-training-improves-walking-performance-in-post-stroke-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Wonjae Choi, Donghun Han, Junesun Kim, Seungwon Lee
BACKGROUND Stroke is characterized by an asymmetrical gait pattern that causes poor stability and reduces overall activity levels. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of whole-body vibration combined with treadmill training (WBV-TT) on walking performance in patients with chronic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty ambulatory chronic stroke patients were randomly allocated to the WBV-TT group or the treadmill training (TT) group. The participants in the WBV-TT group performed 6 types of exercises on a vibrating platform for 4...
October 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031014/indirect-method-for-validating-transference-of-reference-intervals
#19
Simon Lykkeboe, Claus Gyrup Nielsen, Peter Astrup Christensen
BACKGROUND: Transference of reference intervals (RIs) from multicentre studies are often verified by use of a small number of samples from reference individuals or by the use of one serum sample (Serum X for NORIP RI). Despite recommended and appropriate methods, both have inconveniencies and drawbacks. Several attempts have been made to develop an indirect method, which uses historical data from the laboratory. These methods are retrospective relying on older test results. A near prospective method would be preferable for the laboratories introducing new methods or changing analytical platforms...
October 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031013/intragenic-hypomethylation-of-dnmt3a-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#20
Ying-Ying Zhang, Jing-Dong Zhou, Dong-Qin Yang, Pin-Fang He, Dong-Ming Yao, Zhen Qian, Jing Yang, Wen-Rong Xu, Jiang Lin, Jun Qian
BACKGROUND: DNMT3A is a DNA methyltransferase that acts in de novo methylation. Aberrant expression of DNMT3A has been reported in several human diseases, including myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). However, the pattern of DNMT3A methylation remains unknown in MDS. METHODS: The present study was aimed to investigate the methylation status of DNMT3A intragenic differentially methylated region 2 (DMR2) using real-time quantitative methylation-specific PCR and analyze its clinical significance in MDS...
October 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
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