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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730192/first-stereoselective-total-synthesis-of-brevipolide-m
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Kasa Shiva Raju, Gowravaram Sabitha
The first stereoselective total synthesis of a cytotoxic brevipolide M, which shares a pyrone framework bearing a tetrahydrofuran moiety and a cinnamate group with the readily available (-)-DET, is described. The key steps involved in the synthesis are the epoxide-opening, Brown's allylation, and the RCM reaction to install an α,β-unsaturated lactone ring and the inversion of the C-6' stereogenic hydroxyl group using the Mitsunobu reaction.
July 21, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714998/diastereoselective-synthesis-of-novel-heterocyclic-scaffolds-through-tandem-petasis-3-component-intramolecular-diels-alder-and-rom-rcm-reactions
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Mette Ishoey, Rico G Petersen, Michael Å Petersen, Peng Wu, Mads H Clausen, Thomas E Nielsen
A high-yielding, stereoselective and extraordinarily complexity-generating Petasis 3-component/intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction has been developed. In combination with ROM-RCM, rapid access to complex sp(3)-rich heterocyclic scaffolds amenable to subsequent functionalization and library synthesis is provided.
July 17, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703267/restrictive-cardiomyopathy-due-to-novel-desmin-gene-mutation
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Natalia Ojrzyńska, Zofia T Bilińska, Maria Franaszczyk, Rafał Płoski, Jacek Grzybowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696052/dermoscopic-and-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-features-of-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Marco Manfredini, Caterina Longo, Ferrari Barbara, Simonetta Piana, Elisa Benati, Alice Casari, Giovanni Pellacani, Elvira Moscarella
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin is a highly prevalent neoplasm. The management and the prognosis of this tumor is dependent on its invasiveness and its grade of differentiation. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether specific dermoscopic and reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) criteria can predict the diagnosis of invasive SCC vs in situ SCC and poorly differentiated compared with well- and moderately differentiated SCC. METHODS: Dermoscopic and RCM images of SCCs were retrospectively evaluated for the presence of predefined criteria...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694354/myocardial-upregulation-of-cathepsin-d-by-ischemic-heart-disease-promotes-autophagic-flux-and-protects-against-cardiac-remodeling-and-heart-failure
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Penglong Wu, Xun Yuan, Faqian Li, Jianhua Zhang, Wei Zhu, Meng Wei, Jingbo Li, Xuejun Wang
BACKGROUND: Lysosomal dysfunction is implicated in human heart failure for which ischemic heart disease is the leading cause. Altered myocardial expression of CTSD (cathepsin D), a major lysosomal protease, was observed in human heart failure, but its pathophysiological significance has not been determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Western blot analyses revealed an increase in the precursor but not the mature form of CTSD in myocardial samples from explanted human failing hearts with ischemic heart disease, which is recapitulated in chronic myocardial infarction produced via coronary artery ligation in Ctsd(+/+) but not Ctsd(+/-) mice...
July 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686758/in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy
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Amanda Levine, Orit Markowitz
Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) has recently received Category I Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for reimbursement comparable to a skin biopsy. In this article, we present a review of RCM imaging and its benefits and limitations in diagnosis and treatment planning. We also comment on guidelines for receiving reimbursement for acquiring, reading, and interpreting RCM images.
June 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681085/reflectance-confocal-microscopic-evaluation-of-nonmelanocytic-lip-lesions
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Işın Sinem Bağcı, Mehmet Salih Gürel, Ayşe Esra Koku Aksu, Aslı Turgut Erdemir, Esma İnan Yüksel, Yeliz Karakoca Başaran
Lips display various benign and malignant lesions. Considering their functional and cosmetic importance, noninvasive diagnostic methods are required. In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) has already been reported to be useful in the evaluation of various skin lesions. The aim of this study was to define the RCM features of nonmelanocytic lip lesions, compare them with healthy lip, and demonstrate the applicability of RCM as a noninvasive diagnostic method for nonmelanocytic lip lesions. Sixty-seven patients with premalignant/malignant, inflammatory, and infectious lip lesions and twenty-one healthy volunteers were included in the study...
July 5, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670500/peculiar-clinical-presentation-of-coxsackievirus-b4-infection-neonatal-restrictive-cardiomyopathy
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Pauline Le Van Quyen, Philippe Desprez, Angelo Livolsi, Véronique Lindner, Samira Fafi-Kremer, Pauline Helms, Maria Cristina Antal
Introduction  Restrictive cardiomyopathy in fetuses and neonates is extremely rare and has a poor outcome. Its etiology in neonates is elusive: metabolic diseases (e.g., Gaucher, Hurler syndrome), neuromuscular disorders (e.g., muscular dystrophies, myofibrillar myopathies), or rare presentation of genetic syndromes (e.g., Coffin-Lowry syndrome) account for a minority of the cases, the majority remaining idiopathic. Case Study  We report the case of a 17-day-old male infant presenting cardiogenic shock following a restrictive dysfunction of the left ventricle...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662062/reflectance-confocal-microscopy-features-of-braf-v600e-mutated-thin-melanomas-detected-by-immunohistochemistry
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Ana Claudia Urvanegia, Juliana Casagrande Tavoloni Braga, Danielle Shitara, Jose Humberto Fregnani, Jose Ivanildo Neves, Clovis Antonio Pinto, Ashfaq A Marghoob, Joao Pedreira Duprat, Gisele Gargantini Rezze
The classification of melanoma into four histological subtypes has been questioned regarding its clinical validity in providing relevant information for treatment for metastatic tumors. Specific genetic alterations are associated with particular clinical and histopathological features, suggesting that these could be helpful in refining existing melanoma classification schemes. We analyzed BRAF V600E mutated melanomas to explore the Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) utility as a screening aid in the evaluation of the most appropriate patients for genetic testing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661544/efficacy-of-a-daily-protective-moisturizer-with-high-uvb-and-uva-photoprotection-in-decreasing-ultraviolet-damage-evaluation-by-reflectance-confocal-microscopy
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Antonio Gomes-Neto, Paula Aguilera, Leonor Prieto, Sophie Seité, Dominique Moyal, Cristina Carrera, Josep Malvehy, Susana Puig
Patients with photodermatoses or actinic keratoses benefit from very high ultraviolet B-ultraviolet A (UVB-UVA) photoprotection. However, poor compliance is an issue that jeopardizes adequate protection, leading to disease recurrence. This study evaluated the efficacy of a daily protective moisturizer with high UVB and UVA photoprotection applied 8 h before irradiation. A monocentric, open-label, prospective, control pilot study was performed including 10 patients. Patients were irradiated with UVB and UVA before and 8 h after topical application of the product...
June 29, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655414/heart-and-heart-liver-transplantation-in-patients-with-hemochromatosis
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Monique R Robinson, Sadeer G Al-Kindi, Guilherme H Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Hemochromatosis predisposes to dilated or restrictive cardiomyopathy which can progress to end-stage heart failure, requiring the use of advanced heart therapies including heart (HT) and heart liver (HLT) transplantation. Little is known about the characteristics and outcomes of these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We queried the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) registry for all patients listed for HT or HLT for a diagnosis of 'hemochromatosis' between 1987 and 2014...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653774/design-and-synthesis-of-cyclic-mismatch-binding-ligands-cmbls-with-variable-linkers-by-ring-closing-metathesis-and-their-photophysical-and-dna-repeat-binding-properties
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Sanjukta Mukherjee, Chikara Dohno, Kazuhiko Nakatani
Cyclophane containing bis(2-amino-1,8-naphthyridine) moieties attached by variable linkers at the C-2 (linker B) were synthesized as cyclic mismatch binding ligand (CMBLs). Ring closing metathesis (RCM) is used as a key step for the introduction of double bond at the linker B. Decreasing the linker size of the substrate, formation of the RCM products with increasing trans:cis (E:Z) ratio was observed with moderate to high overall yield. Concentration dependent fluorescence spectra were observed for CMBLs with longer linkers (n = 3), whereas concentration independent spectra were observed for CMBLs with shorter linker length (n = 2 and/or 1) with a marked exception in (E)-alkene 6a...
June 27, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650931/hypertrophic-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-with-apical-thinning-a-peculiar-case-of-genotype-phenotype-correlation
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Pierluigi Lesizza, Marco Merlo, Giancarlo Vitrella, Gianfranco Sinagra
: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common cardiomyopathy, mainly caused by mutations in genes encoding for sarcomere proteins. Even though many mutations have been recognized to be causative of HCM, specific HCM phenotypes can be rarely predicted by the genotype, possibly as a consequence of the presence of still unknown disease-modifying genes [Maron et al. (2013). Lancet 381:242-55]. In this very peculiar case of HCM hypertrophy localized to left ventricle, mid-wall segments coexisted with a restrictive filling pattern and an apical wall thinning mimicking hypoplasia of left ventricle apex...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645928/molecular-mechanisms-in-cardiomyopathy
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Keith Dadson, Ludger Hauck, Filio Billia
Cardiomyopathies represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that negatively affect heart function. Primary cardiomyopathies specifically target the myocardium, and may arise from genetic [hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D), mitochondrial cardiomyopathy] or genetic and acquired [dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM)] etiology. Modern genomics has identified mutations that are common in these populations, while in vitro and in vivo experimentation with these mutations have provided invaluable insight into the molecular mechanisms native to these diseases...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634870/assessing-different-sources-of-uncertainty-in-hydrological-projections-of-high-and-low-flows-case-study-for-omerli-basin-istanbul-turkey
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Batuhan Eren Engin, Ismail Yücel, Aysen Yilmaz
This study investigates the assessment of uncertainty contribution in projected changes of high and low flows from parameterization of a hydrological model and inputs of ensemble regional climate models (RCM). An ensemble of climate projections including 15 global circulation model (GCM)/RCM combinations and two bias corrections (change factor (CF) and bias correction in mean (BC)) was used to generate streamflow series for a reference and future period using the Hydrologiska Byråns Vattenbalansavdelning (HBV) model with the 25 best-fit parameter sets based on four objective functions...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632796/handheld-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-to-aid-in-the-management-of-complex-facial-lentigo-maligna
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Brian P Hibler, Oriol Yélamos, Miguel Cordova, Heidy Sierra, Milind Rajadhyaksha, Kishwer S Nehal, Anthony M Rossi
Diagnosis and management of lentigo maligna (LM) and LM melanoma (LMM) is challenging. Novel noninvasive imaging technologies such as reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) have advanced the ability to better diagnose and monitor challenging lesions. In addition, the new handheld RCM (HRCM) together with the use of videomosaics has allowed an accurate evaluation of large lesions in concave/convex areas of the body (eg, the face). Herein, we review the impact of HRCM in the detection, treatment decision-making, and monitoring of 5 cases of complex facial LM/LMM...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622497/feline-panleukopenia-virus-is-not-associated-with-myocarditis-or-endomyocardial-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-in-cats
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Laura McEndaffer, Alex Molesan, Hollis Erb, Kathleen Kelly
Canine parvovirus-2 (CPV-2) is nearly indistinguishable from feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and is a well-known cause of viral myocarditis in young puppies; however, it is not known whether either FPV or CPV-2 naturally infects feline cardiomyocytes and causes myocarditis. Endomyocarditis (EMC) and left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis (LVEF), clinically known as "endomyocardial restrictive cardiomyopathy," are important feline heart diseases suspected to have an infectious etiology. A continuum is suggested with EMC representing the acute reaction to an unknown infectious agent and LVEF the chronic manifestation of repair...
July 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617995/investigation-of-an-n-terminal-prohormone-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-point-of-care-elisa-in-clinically-normal-cats-and-cats-with-cardiac-disease
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A N Harris, S S Beatty, A H Estrada, B Winter, M Bohannon, I Sosa, J Hanscom, C A Mainville, A E Gallagher
BACKGROUND: N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations may be increased in cats with various cardiac disorders. The point-of-care (POC) ELISA assay uses the same biologic reagents as the quantitative NT-proBNP ELISA. Previous studies have evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the POC ELISA in cats with cardiac disease. OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the diagnostic utility of the POC ELISA in a select population of cats...
July 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598164/asymmetric-syntheses-of-amaryllidaceae-alkaloids-crinane-and-4a-dehydroxycrinamabine
#19
Ya-Ru Gao, Da-Yu Wang, Yong-Qiang Wang
A palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allyl-allyl cross-coupling reaction to construct the chiral quaternary carbon center of crinane alkaloids has been developed. On the basis of an efficient approach, the enantioselective synthesis of (-)-crinane (1) is presented, and the first asymmetric total synthesis of (+)-4a-dehydroxycrinamabine (2) was achieved by subsequent oxidation, 1,4-conjugate addition, RCM reaction, reductive amination, and Pictet-Spengler reaction. The method provided an alternative strategy for the syntheses of crinane alkaloids and other Amaryllidaceae natural products...
June 9, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597748/hypereosinophilic-cardiac-disease
#20
Laura Filippetti, Olivier Huttin, Christine Selton-Suty, Damien Voilliot
Hypereosinophilia may be due to several aetiologies. Cardiac complications are not uncommon, whatever the causes. Clinical presentations of hypereosinophilic cardiac diseases may vary widely from asymptomatic form to fatal necrotic myocarditis or irreversible restrictive cardiomyopathy. As a major cause of morbidity and mortality, diagnosis of cardiac involvement is crucial. Until recently the diagnosis was exclusively based on cardiac biopsy. Nowadays, multimodal cardiac imaging, including echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, is the cornerstone of the diagnosis...
February 2017: Acta Cardiologica
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