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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915004/economic-analysis-of-the-nairobi-cancer-registry-implications-for-expanding-and-enhancing-cancer-registration-in-kenya
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Anne Korir, Robai Gakunga, Sujha Subramanian, Nathan Okerosi, Gladys Chesumbai, Patrick Edwards, Florence Tangka, Rachael Joseph, Nathan Buziba, Victor Rono, Donald Maxwell Parkin, Mona Saraiya
INTRODUCTION: Cancer registration is an important activity for informing cancer control activities. Cancer registries in Sub-Saharan Africa have limited resources to effectively operate because of competing priorities. To date, there has not been an assessment of the resources and funding needed to perform all the activities essential for cancer registration in Kenya. Evidence will help registries to quantify and advocate for the funds needed to sustain, enhance, and expand high quality cancer registration in Kenya...
November 30, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914546/analysis-of-transferred-fragrance-and-its-forensic-implications
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Simona Gherghel, Ruth M Morgan, Christopher S Blackman, Kersti Karu, Ivan P Parkin
Perfumes are widely used by many people in developed countries, and a large number of both men and women wear perfumes on a daily basis. Analysis of perfume trace materials from clothing is not commonly employed within forensic casework, yet as a form of trace evidence it has the potential to provide valuable intelligence. In order to appreciate the value of trace evidence there is a fundamental need for an evidence base that can both offer insight into how a trace material behaves under different scenarios and activities, and from which inferences can be made...
December 2016: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911343/pink1-parkin-and-mitochondrial-quality-control-what-can-we-learn-about-parkinson-s-disease-pathobiology
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Dominika Truban, Xu Hou, Thomas R Caulfield, Fabienne C Fiesel, Wolfdieter Springer
The first clinical description of Parkinson's disease (PD) will embrace its two century anniversary in 2017. For the past 30 years, mitochondrial dysfunction has been hypothesized to play a central role in the pathobiology of this devastating neurodegenerative disease. The identifications of mutations in genes encoding PINK1 (PTEN-induced kinase 1) and Parkin (E3 ubiquitin ligase) in familial PD and their functional association with mitochondrial quality control provided further support to this hypothesis. Recent research focused mainly on their key involvement in the clearance of damaged mitochondria, a process known as mitophagy...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907896/harnessing-human-adar2-for-rna-repair-recoding-a-pink1-mutation-rescues-mitophagy
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Jacqueline Wettengel, Philipp Reautschnig, Sven Geisler, Philipp J Kahle, Thorsten Stafforst
Site-directed A-to-I RNA editing is a technology for re-programming genetic information at the RNA-level. We describe here the first design of genetically encodable guideRNAs that enable the re-addressing of human ADAR2 toward specific sites in user-defined mRNA targets. Up to 65% editing yield has been achieved in cell culture for the recoding of a premature Stop codon (UAG) into tryptophan (UIG). In the targeted gene, editing was very specific. We applied the technology to recode a recessive loss-of-function mutation in PINK1 (W437X) in HeLa cells and showed functional rescue of PINK1/Parkin-mediated mitophagy, which is linked to the etiology of Parkinson's disease...
October 7, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906179/pink1-dependent-phosphorylation-of-pink1-and-parkin-is-essential-for-mitochondrial-quality-control
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Na Zhuang, Lin Li, She Chen, Tao Wang
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been linked to the pathogenesis of a large number of inherited diseases in humans, including Parkinson's disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. The Parkinson's disease genes pink1 and parkin, which encode a mitochondrially targeted protein kinase, and an E3 ubiquitin ligase, respectively, participate in a key mitochondrial quality-control pathway that eliminates damaged mitochondria. In the current study, we established an in vivo PINK1/Parkin-induced photoreceptor neuron degeneration model in Drosophila with the aim of dissecting the PINK1/Parkin pathway in detail...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903732/parkin-deficiency-reduces-hippocampal-glutamatergic-neurotransmission-by-impairing-ampa-receptor-endocytosis
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Giuseppe P Cortese, Mei Zhu, Damian Williams, Sarah Heath, Clarissa L Waites
: Mutations in the gene encoding Parkin, an E3 ubiquitin ligase, lead to juvenile-onset Parkinson's disease by inducing the selective death of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Accumulating evidence indicates that Parkin also has an important role in excitatory glutamatergic neurotransmission, although its precise mechanism of action remains unclear. Here, we investigate Parkin's role at glutamatergic synapses of rat hippocampal neurons. We find that Parkin-deficient neurons exhibit significantly reduced AMPA receptor (AMPAR)-mediated currents and cell-surface expression, and that these phenotypes result from decreased postsynaptic expression of the adaptor protein Homer1, which is necessary for coupling AMPAR endocytic zones with the postsynaptic density...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902425/virulence-adaptations-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-patients-with-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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Taylor Evart Woo, Jessica Duong, Nicole M Jervis, Harvey R Rabin, Michael D Parkins, Douglas Gordon Storey
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major pathogen in chronic lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (nCFB). Much of our understanding regarding infections in nCFB patients is extrapolated from findings in CF with little direct investigation on the adaptation of P. aeruginosa in nCFB patients. As such, we investigated whether the adaptation of P. aeruginosa was indeed similar between nCFB and CF. From our prospectively collected biobank we identified 40 nCFB patients who had repeated P...
November 8, 2016: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901103/fsh-protects-mouse-granulosa-cells-from-oxidative-damage-by-repressing-mitophagy
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Ming Shen, Yi Jiang, Zhiqiang Guan, Yan Cao, Shao-Chen Sun, Honglin Liu
Oxidative stress has been implicated in triggering granulosa cell (GC) death during follicular atresia. Recent studies suggested that follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) has a pivotal role in protecting GCs from oxidative injury, although the exact mechanism remains largely unknown. Here, we report that FSH promotes GC survival by inhibiting oxidative stress-induced mitophagy. The loss of GC viability caused by oxidative stress was significantly reduced after FSH treatment, which was correlated with impaired activation of mitophagy upon oxidative stress...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895591/comparison-in-conscious-rabbits-of-the-baroreceptor-heart-rate-reflex-effects-of-chronic-treatment-with-rilmenidine-moxonidine-and-clonidine
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Monique L Parkin, Kyungjoon Lim, Sandra L Burke, Geoffrey A Head
We investigated the effects of chronic subcutaneous treatment with centrally-acting antihypertensive agents moxonidine, rilmenidine, and clonidine on the baroreflex control of heart rate (HR) in conscious normotensive rabbits over 3 weeks. Infusions of phenylephrine and nitroprusside were performed at week 0 and at weeks 1 and 3 of treatment to determine mean arterial pressure (MAP)-HR baroreflex relationships. A second curve was performed after intravenous methscopolamine to determine the sympathetic baroreflex relationship...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890388/uganda-experience-using-cost-assessment-of-an-established-registry-to-project-resources-required-to-expand-cancer-registration
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Henry Wabinga, Sujha Subramanian, Sarah Nambooze, Phoebe Mary Amulen, Patrick Edwards, Rachael Joseph, Martin Ogwang, Francis Okongo, D Maxwell Parkin, Florence Tangka
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study are (1) to estimate the cost of operating the Kampala Cancer Registry (KCR) and (2) to use cost data from the KCR to project the resource needs and cost of expanding and sustaining cancer registration in Uganda, focusing on the recently established Gulu Cancer Registry (GCR) in rural Northern Uganda. METHODS: We used Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) International Registry Costing Tool (IntRegCosting Tool) to estimate the KCR's activity-based cost for 2014...
November 24, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872751/novel-gene-tmem230-linked-to-parkinson-s-disease
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EDITORIAL
Diana A Olszewska, Conor Fearon, Tim Lynch
Mutations in six genes are known to cause Parkinson's disease (PD) (autosomal dominant: alpha-synuclein, LRRK2, VPS35 and autosomal recessive: Parkin, PINK1 and DJ1) and number of other genes are implicated. In a recent article Deng and colleagues studied a large four generation American family of European descent and linked mutations in a novel gene, transmembrane-protein 230 gene (TMEM230) with lewy body confirmed PD. The authors demonstrated that pathogenic TMEM230 variants in primary mouse neurons affected movement of synaptic vesicles suggesting that TMEM230 may slow vesicular transport...
2016: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869471/a-collaborative-approach-to-psychotherapy-termination
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Jonathan Goode, Jake Park, Susannah Parkin, Kelley A Tompkins, Joshua K Swift
Collaboration has been recognized as an important relationship variable in psychotherapy that is linked to client treatment outcomes. Although many therapists seek to build a collaborative working relationship with their clients when making treatment decisions, collaboration is also an important technique that can be used to help clients plan for a successful termination. Collaborative termination strategies can first be used in the initial session in order to address clients' termination expectations. Strategies can also be used throughout treatment to help clients focus on their treatment goals...
November 21, 2016: Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864321/atg8-family-lc3-gabarap-proteins-are-crucial-for-autophagosome-lysosome-fusion-but-not-autophagosome-formation-during-pink1-parkin-mitophagy-and-starvation
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Thanh Ngoc Nguyen, Benjamin Scott Padman, Joanne Usher, Viola Oorschot, Georg Ramm, Michael Lazarou
Members of the Atg8 family of proteins are conjugated to autophagosomal membranes, where they have been proposed to drive autophagosome formation and selective sequestration of cargo. In mammals, the Atg8 family consists of six members divided into the LC3 and GABARAP subfamilies. To define Atg8 function, we used genome editing to generate knockouts of the LC3 and GABARAP subfamilies as well as all six Atg8 family members in HeLa cells. We show that Atg8s are dispensable for autophagosome formation and selective engulfment of mitochondria, but essential for autophagosome-lysosome fusion...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861739/afzelin-ameliorates-d-galactosamine-and-lipopolysaccharide-induced-fulminant-hepatic-failure-by-modulating-mitochondrial-quality-control-and-dynamics-150-150
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Sang-Bin Lee, Jung-Woo Kang, So-Jin Kim, Jongmin Ahn, Jinwoong Kim, Sun-Mee Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is a fatal clinical syndrome that results in excessive inflammation and hepatocyte death. Mitochondrial dysfunction is considered to be a possible mechanism of FHF. Afzelin, a flavonol glycoside found in Houttuynia cordata Thunberg, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The present study elucidated the cytoprotective mechanisms of afzelin against D-galactosamine (GalN)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced FHF, particularly focusing on mitochondrial quality control and dynamics...
November 15, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855364/parthenolide-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-autophagic-cell-death-in-human-osteosarcoma-cells
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Chen Yang, Qing Ou Yang, Qing-Jie Kong, Wen Yuan, Yue-Ping Ou Yang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Osteosarcoma is a devastating tumor of bone, primarily affecting adolescents. Parthenolide, a naturally occurring small molecule that interferes with NF-κB signaling, has recently attracted considerable attention because of its pharmacological action involving anti-cancer effects. However, the mechanism of the cytotoxic effect exerted by parthenolide on tumor cells is not clearly defined today. METHODS: In this study, the effects of parthenolide were evaluated and characterized in human osteosarcoma cancer cell...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853101/trifloxystrobin-induced-mitophagy-through-mitochondrial-damage-in-human-skin-keratinocytes
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Yoonjeong Jang, Ji-Eun Kim, Sang-Hee Jeong, Min-Kyoung Paik, Jun Sung Kim, Myung-Haing Cho
Trifloxystrobin is a strobilurin class fungicide, the mode of action of which is to block the mitochondrial electron transport chain and inhibit energy production in fungi. Although adverse effects have been reported by occupational or environmental exposure of fungicides, the pathophysiological mechanism in human cells remains poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the impact of trifloxystrobin on exposed skin at the cellular organelle level using HaCaT, the human skin keratinocyte cell line...
2016: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852618/relation-between-milk-fat-percentage-vitamin-d-and-bmi-z-score-in-early-childhood
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Shelley M Vanderhout, Catherine S Birken, Patricia C Parkin, Gerald Lebovic, Yang Chen, Deborah L O'Connor, Jonathon L Maguire
BACKGROUND: Fortified cow milk is a material contributor of vitamin D and dietary fat in children. Recommendations for children >2 y of age advise reduced milk-fat consumption to reduce childhood obesity, yet the relation between lower milk fat, vitamin D stores, and body mass index (BMI) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to explore the association between milk-fat percentage and both BMI z score (zBMI) and venous 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]; the secondary objective was to assess whether milk volume consumed modified this relation...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852436/elimination-of-paternal-mitochondria-in-mouse-embryos-occurs-through-autophagic-degradation-dependent-on-parkin-and-mul1
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Rebecca Rojansky, Moon-Yong Cha, David C Chan
A defining feature of mitochondria is their maternal mode of inheritance. However, little is understood about the cellular mechanism through which paternal mitochondria, delivered from sperm, are eliminated from early mammalian embryos. Autophagy has been implicated in nematodes, but whether this mechanism is conserved in mammals has been disputed. Here, we show that cultured mouse fibroblasts and pre-implantation embryos use a common pathway for elimination of mitochondria. Both situations utilize mitophagy, in which mitochondria are sequestered by autophagosomes and delivered to lysosomes for degradation...
November 17, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847330/altered-mitochondrial-quality-control-signaling-in-muscle-of-old-gastric-cancer-patients-with-cachexia
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Emanuele Marzetti, Maria Lorenzi, Francesco Landi, Anna Picca, Fausto Rosa, Fabiana Tanganelli, Marco Galli, Giovanni Battista Doglietto, Fabio Pacelli, Matteo Cesari, Roberto Bernabei, Riccardo Calvani, Maurizio Bossola
Mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in the loss of muscle featuring both aging and cancer cachexia (CC). Whether mitochondrial quality control (MQC) is altered in skeletal myocytes of old patients with CC is unclear. The present investigation therefore sought to preliminarily characterize MQC pathways in muscle of old gastric cancer patients with cachexia. The study followed a case-control cross-sectional design. Intraoperative biopsies of the rectus abdominis muscle were obtained from 18 patients with gastric adenocarcinoma (nine with CC and nine non-cachectic) and nine controls, and assayed for the expression of a set of MQC mediators...
November 12, 2016: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845802/the-classification-and-representation-of-main-group-element-compounds-that-feature-three-center-four-electron-interactions
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Malcolm L H Green, Gerard Parkin
This article provides a means to classify and represent compounds that feature 3-center 4-electron (3c-4e) interactions in terms of the number of electrons that each atom contributes to the interaction. Specifically, Class I 3c-4e interactions are classified as those in which two atoms provide one electron each and the third atom provides a pair of electrons (i.e. LX2), while Class II 3c-4e interactions are classified as those in which two atoms each provide a pair of electrons and the third atom contributes none (i...
November 15, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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