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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821434/cleavage-of-%C3%AE-dystroglycan-occurs-in-sarcoglycan-deficient-skeletal-muscle-without-mmp-2-and-mmp-9
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Yuta Fukai, Yutaka Ohsawa, Hideaki Ohtsubo, Shin-Ichiro Nishimatsu, Hiroki Hagiwara, Makoto Noda, Toshikuni Sasaoka, Tatsufumi Murakami, Yoshihide Sunada
BACKGROUND: The dystroglycan complex consists of two subunits: extracellular α-dystroglycan and membrane-spanning β-dystroglycan, which provide a tight link between the extracellular matrix and the intracellular cytoskeleton. Previous studies showed that 43 kDa β-dystroglycan is proteolytically cleaved into the 30 kDa fragment by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in various non-muscle tissues, whereas it is protected from cleavage in muscles by the sarcoglycan complex which resides close to the dystroglycan complex...
August 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818760/slow-gait-speed-is-associated-with-executive-function-decline-in-older-people-with-mild-to-moderate-dementia-a-one-year-longitudinal-study
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Morag E Taylor, Danielle A Lasschuit, Stephen R Lord, Kim Delbaere, Susan E Kurrle, A Stefanie Mikolaizak, Tasha Kvelde, Jacqueline C T Close
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to document change in neuropsychological, physical and functional performance over one year and to investigate the relationship between baseline gait speed and cognitive decline in this period in older people with dementia. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-seven older people with dementia (Mini-Mental State Examination 11-23; Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised <83) residing in the community or low level care facility completed baseline neuropsychological, physical and functional assessments...
July 31, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818564/validity-of-a-smartphone-protractor-to-measure-sagittal-parameters-in-adult-spinal-deformity
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William Aaron Kunkle, Michael Madden, Shannon Potts, Jeremy Fogelson, Stuart Hershman
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Smartphones have become an integral tool in the daily life of healthcare professionals (Franko 2011). Their ease of use and wide availability often make smartphones the first tool surgeons use to perform measurements. This technique has been validated for certain orthopaedic pathologies (Shaw 2012, Quek 2014, Milanese 2014, Milani 2014), but never to assess sagittal parameters in adult spinal deformity. This study was designed to assess the validity, reproducibility, precision and efficiency of using a smartphone protractor application to measure sagittal parameters commonly measured in adult spinal deformity assessment and surgical planning...
August 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815513/an-update-on-p2y13-receptor-signalling-and-function
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Raquel Pérez-Sen, Rosa Gómez-Villafuertes, Felipe Ortega, Javier Gualix, Esmerilda G Delicado, María Teresa Miras-Portugal
The distribution of nucleotide P2Y receptors across different tissues suggests that they fulfil key roles in a number of physiological and pathological conditions. P2Y13 is one of the latest P2Y receptors identified, a novel member of the Gi-coupled P2Y receptor subfamily that responds to ADP, together with P2Y12 and P2Y14. Pharmacological studies drew attention to this new ADP receptor, with a pharmacology that overlaps that of P2Y12 receptors but with unique features and roles. The P2RY12-14 genes all reside on human chromosome 3 at 3q25...
August 17, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809828/bioengineering-of-humanized-bone-marrow-microenvironments-in-mouse-and-their-visualization-by-live-imaging
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Diana Passaro, Ander Abarrategi, Katie Foster, Linda Ariza-McNaughton, Dominique Bonnet
Human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) reside in the bone marrow (BM) niche, an intricate, multifactorial network of components producing cytokines, growth factors, and extracellular matrix. The ability of HSCs to remain quiescent, self-renew or differentiate, and acquire mutations and become malignant depends upon the complex interactions they establish with different stromal components. To observe the crosstalk between human HSCs and the human BM niche in physiological and pathological conditions, we designed a protocol to ectopically model and image a humanized BM niche in immunodeficient mice...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805557/microglia-physiological-functions-revealed-through-morphological-profiles
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K Cho, G-E Choi
Microglia play key immunological roles in the central nervous system. Upon activation, resident microglial cells transform from a ramified form to an amoeboid form and acquire the ability to phagocytose and release pro-inflammatory cytokines. Here, we review microglial phenotypes that contribute to their functional roles in the central nervous system with the emphasis on their molecular profiles. Deeper understanding of the functions performed by microglia in physiological and pathological conditions can promote investigation of microglia activities in brain injury or disease and facilitate development of new treatment approaches...
2017: Folia Biologica (Praha)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804705/possible-involvement-of-liver-resident-macrophages-kupffer-cells-in-the-pathogenesis-of-both-intrahepatic-and-extrahepatic-inflammation
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Yuki Kakinuma, Takuya Kimura, Yoshifumi Watanabe
Liver resident macrophages designated Kupffer cells (KCs) form the largest subpopulation of tissue macrophages. KCs are involved in the pathogenesis of liver inflammation. However, the role of KCs in the systemic inflammation is still elusive. In this study, we examined whether KCs are involved in not only intrahepatic inflammation but also extrahepatic systemic inflammation. Administration of clodronate liposomes resulted in the KC deletion and in the suppression of liver injury in T cell-mediated hepatitis by ConA as a local acute inflammation model, while the treatment did not influence dextran sulfate sodium- (DSS-) induced colitis featured by weight loss, intestinal shrink, and pathological observation as an ectopic local acute inflammation model...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803148/combustion-derived-nanoparticles-the-neuroenteric-system-cervical-vagus-hyperphosphorylated-alpha-synuclein-and-tau-in-young-mexico-city-residents
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Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, Rafael Reynoso-Robles, Beatriz Pérez-Guillé, Partha S Mukherjee, Angélica Gónzalez-Maciel
Mexico City (MC) young residents are exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), have high frontal concentrations of combustion-derived nanoparticles (CDNPs), accumulation of hyperphosphorylated aggregated α-synuclein (α-Syn) and early Parkinson's disease (PD). Swallowed CDNPs have easy access to epithelium and submucosa, damaging gastrointestinal (GI) barrier integrity and accessing the enteric nervous system (ENS). This study is focused on the ENS, vagus nerves and GI barrier in young MC v clean air controls...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802188/risk-of-uterine-cancer-for-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers
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Y C Lee, R L Milne, S Lheureux, M Friedlander, S A McLachlan, K L Martin, M Q Bernardini, C Smith, S Picken, S Nesci, J L Hopper, K A Phillips
BACKGROUND: Whether BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers have a clinically relevant elevated risk of uterine cancer has implications for risk-reducing surgery. AIM: This multicentre, prospective cohort study assessed uterine cancer risk for mutation carriers compared with the general population. METHODS: Eligible mutation carriers were enrolled in the Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab) cohort study, had a uterus present and no history of uterine cancer at cohort entry...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800774/angiostrongylus-vasorum-in-wolves-in-italy-prevalence-and-pathological-findings
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Claudio De Liberato, Goffredo Grifoni, Raniero Lorenzetti, Roberta Meoli, Cristiano Cocumelli, Antonio Mastromattei, Francesco Scholl, Pasquale Rombolà, Pietro Calderini, Gianpaolo Bruni, Claudia Eleni
BACKGROUND: Angiostrongylus vasorum is a nematode residing in the heart and pulmonary vessels of dogs and wild carnivores. In Europe the red fox is its reservoir, while only three records from wolves have been published. Angiostrongylus vasorum has a worldwide distribution, and many pieces of evidence demonstrate that it is spreading from endemic areas to new ones. In Italy, A. vasorum was reported with increasing frequency in dogs and foxes in the last decades, and now it is considered endemic throughout the country...
August 11, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797765/patterns-of-fractionation-and-boost-usage-in-adjuvant-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-in-the-united-states
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William A Stokes, Arya Amini, Matthew W Jackson, S Reed Plimpton, Nicole Kounalakis, Peter Kabos, Rachel A Rabinovitch, Chad G Rusthoven, Christine M Fisher
BACKGROUND: While the roles of hypofractionated (HFxn) radiotherapy and lumpectomy boost in the adjuvant management of invasive breast cancer are supported by the results of clinical trials, randomized data supporting their use for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are forthcoming. We sought to evaluate current national trends and identify factors associated with HFxn and boost usage using the National Cancer Database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We queried the National Cancer Database for women diagnosed with DCIS from 2004 to 2014 undergoing external beam radiotherapy after breast conservation surgery...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797737/nkt-cells-are-important-mediators-of-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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James A Richards, Stephen J Wigmore, Stephen M Anderton, Sarah E M Howie
INTRODUCTION: IRI results from the interruption then reinstatement of an organ's blood supply, and this poses a significant problem in liver transplantation and resectional surgery. In this paper, we explore the role T cells play in the pathogenesis of this injury. MATERIALS & METHODS: We used an in vivo murine model of warm partial hepatic IRI, genetically-modified mice, in vivo antibody depletion, adoptive cell transfer and flow cytometry to determine which lymphocyte subsets contribute to pathology...
August 7, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783656/resident-memory-cd8-t-cells-in-the-upper-respiratory-tract-prevent-pulmonary-influenza-virus-infection
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Angela Pizzolla, Thi H O Nguyen, Jeffrey M Smith, Andrew G Brooks, Katherine Kedzieska, William R Heath, Patrick C Reading, Linda M Wakim
Nasal epithelial tissue of the upper respiratory tract is the first site of contact by inhaled pathogens such as influenza virus. We show that this region is key to limiting viral spread to the lower respiratory tract and associated disease pathology. Immunization of the upper respiratory tract leads to the formation of local tissue-resident memory CD8(+) T cells (Trm cells). Unlike Trm cells in the lung, these cells develop independently of local cognate antigen recognition and transforming growth factor-β signaling and persist with minimal decay, representing a long-term protective population...
June 2, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782084/brain-perivascular-macrophages-characterization-and-functional-roles-in-health-and-disease
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Giuseppe Faraco, Laibaik Park, Josef Anrather, Costantino Iadecola
Perivascular macrophages (PVM) are a distinct population of resident brain macrophages characterized by a close association with the cerebral vasculature. PVM migrate from the yolk sac into the brain early in development and, like microglia, are likely to be a self-renewing cell population that, in the normal state, is not replenished by circulating monocytes. Increasing evidence implicates PVM in several disease processes, ranging from brain infections and immune activation to regulation of the hypothalamic-adrenal axis and neurovascular-neurocognitive dysfunction in the setting of hypertension, Alzheimer disease pathology, or obesity...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774748/investigation-on-different-chemical-stability-of-mitochondrial-hsp60-and-its-precursor
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Caterina Ricci, Rita Carrotta, Giacoma Cinzia Rappa, Maria Rosalia Mangione, Fabio Librizzi, Pier Luigi San Biagio, Heinz Amenitsch, Maria Grazia Ortore, Silvia Vilasi
In the large class of molecules that maintain protein homeostasis, called molecular chaperones, chaperonins constitute a subclass that specifically assist the correct folding of newly synthesized proteins. Among them, Hsp60 is composed of a double heptameric ring structure with a large central cavity where the unfolded protein binds via hydrophobic interactions and is supported, in this function, by the co-chaperonin Hsp10. Hsp60 is typically located in the mitochondria, but in some pathological situations, such as cancers and chronic inflammatory diseases, Hsp60 accumulates in the cytoplasm...
July 26, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771552/the-pathological-structure-of-the-perivascular-niche-in-different-microvascular-patterns-of-glioblastoma
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Jintao Chen, Sifeng Mao, Haifang Li, Mingcheng Zheng, Linglu Yi, Jin-Ming Lin, Zhi-Xiong Lin
The perivascular niche is critical for intercellular communication between resident cell types in glioblastoma (GBM), and it plays a vital role in maintaining the glioma stem cell (GSC) microenvironment. It is shown in abundant research that different microvascular patterns exist in GBM; and it can be implied that different microvascular patterns are associated with different pathological structures in the perivascular niche. However, the pathological structure of the perivascular niche is still not clear. Here, we investigated the distribution and biological characteristics of different microvascular pattern niches (MVPNs) in GBM by detecting the expression of CD34, CD133, Nestin, α-SMA, GFAP and CD14 in the perivascular niche using multiple -fluorescence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767548/the-balance-between-surgical-resident-education-and-patient-safety-in-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-surgical-resident-s-performance-has-no-negative-impact
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Shigenori Homma, Futoshi Kawamata, Tadashi Yoshida, Yosuke Ohno, Nobuki Ichikawa, Susumu Shibasaki, Hideki Kawamura, Norihiko Takahashi, Akinobu Taketomi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a comprehensive theoretical and hands-on training program in performing laparoscopic colonic resections under supervision of an expert surgeon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Laparoscopic right colectomy was performed in 78 patients (10 with benign disease, 68 with carcinoma). Demographic, intraoperative, pathologic examination, and short-term outcome data were retrospectively compared between 25 patients operated by surgical residents (R group) and 53 patients operated by senior surgeons (S group)...
August 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765898/precise-epitope-determination-of-the-anti-vimentin-monoclonal-antibody-v9
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Lucia Tomiyama, Hiroki Kamino, Hiroki Fukamachi, Takeshi Urano
Vimentin is a type III intermediate filament protein that is typically expressed in mesenchymal cells. Overexpression of vimentin is frequently observed in several types of cancer and is often associated with epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition. It was recently reported that the serum vimentin level is significantly elevated in colon and liver tumors. Therefore, a more sensitive vimentin detection system may be useful for cancer screening and early detection. The V9 mouse monoclonal antibody (mAb), which recognizes the human vimentin protein, is widely used in routine pathology to identify mesenchymal cells using immunohistochemical analysis...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760862/myelinogenic-plasticity-of-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells-following-spinal-cord-contusion-injury
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P Assinck, G J Duncan, J R Plemel, M J Lee, J S Stratton, S B Manesh, J Liu, L M Ramer, S H Kang, D E Bergles, J Biernaskie, W Tetzlaff
Spontaneous remyelination occurs after spinal cord injury (SCI), but the extent of myelin repair and identity of the cells responsible remain incompletely understood and contentious. We assessed the cellular origin of new myelin by fate mapping PDGFRα+, Olig2+, and P0+ cells following contusion SCI in mice. Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs; PDGFRα+) produced oligodendrocytes responsible for de novo ensheathment of ∼30% of myelinated spinal axons at injury epicenter three months after SCI, demonstrating that these resident cells are a major contributor to oligodendrocyte regeneration...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760793/pim-check-development-of-an-international-prescription-screening-checklist-designed-by-a-delphi-method-for-internal-medicine-patients
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Aude Desnoyer, Anne-Laure Blanc, Valérie Pourcher, Marie Besson, Caroline Fonzo-Christe, Jules Desmeules, Arnaud Perrier, Pascal Bonnabry, Caroline Samer, Bertrand Guignard
OBJECTIVES: Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) occurs frequently and is a well-known risk factor for adverse drug events, but its incidence is underestimated in internal medicine. The objective of this study was to develop an electronic prescription-screening checklist to assist residents and young healthcare professionals in PIM detection. DESIGN: Five-step study involving selection of medical domains, literature review and 17 semistructured interviews, a two-round Delphi survey, a forward/back-translation process and an electronic tool development...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Open
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