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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108896/pharmacophore-based-screening-and-drug-repurposing-exemplified-on-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-inhibitors
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Luminita Crisan, Sorin Avram, Liliana Pacureanu
The current study was conducted to elaborate a novel pharmacophore model to accurately map selective glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) inhibitors, and perform virtual screening and drug repurposing. Pharmacophore modeling was developed using PHASE on a data set of 203 maleimides. Two benchmarking validation data sets with focus on selectivity were assembled using ChEMBL and PubChem GSK-3 confirmatory assays. A drug repurposing experiment linking pharmacophore matching with drug information originating from multiple data sources was performed...
January 21, 2017: Molecular Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108378/the-pressure-induced-deformation-response-of-the-human-lamina-cribrosa-analysis-of-regional-variations
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Dan E Midgett, Mary E Pease, Joan L Jefferys, Mohak Patel, Christian Franck, Harry A Quigley, Thao D Nguyen
: The objective of this study was to measure the pressure-induced deformation response of the human lamina cribrosa (LC) and analyze for variations with age and anatomical region. The posterior scleral cup of 8 eyes from 6 human donors was mounted onto a custom inflation chamber. A laser-scanning microscope was used for second harmonic generation (SHG), imaging the collagen structure in the posterior volume of the LC at pressures from 5 mmHg to 45 mmHg. The SHG volumes were analyzed by the Fast-Fourier Iterative Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) algorithm for the three dimensional (3D) displacement field...
January 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107664/safety-and-efficacy-of-cardiopoietic-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-post-infarction-left-ventricular-dysfunction-from-cardioprotection-to-functional-repair-in-a-translational-pig-infarction-model
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Maximilian Y Emmert, Petra Wolint, Andras Jakab, Sean P Sheehy, Francesco S Pasqualini, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen, Monika Hilbe, Burkhardt Seifert, Benedikt Weber, Chad E Brokopp, Dominika Macejovska, Etem Caliskan, Arnold von Eckardstein, Ruth Schwartlander, Viola Vogel, Volkmar Falk, Kevin Kit Parker, Mariann Gyöngyösi, Simon P Hoerstrup
To date, clinical success of cardiac cell-therapies remains limited. To enhance the cardioreparative properties of stem cells, the concept of lineage-specification through cardiopoietic-guidance has been recently suggested. However, so far, only results from murine studies and from a clinical pilot-trial in chronic heart-failure (CHF) are available, while systematic evidence of its therapeutic-efficacy is still lacking. Importantly, also no data from large animals or for other indications are available. Therefore, we here investigate the therapeutic-efficacy of human cardiopoietic stem cells in the treatment of post-infarction LV-dysfunction using a translational pig-model...
November 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107206/nanoparticle-on-mirror-cavity-modes-for-huge-and-tunable-plasmonic-field-enhancement
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Yu Huang, Lingwei Ma, Jianghao Li, Zhengjun Zhang
We carefully present a numerical study of the nanoparticle (NP) faceting, highlighting the great influence of small morphological changes of the NP-mirror cavities on the near-field enhancement in the nanoparticle-on-mirror (NPOM) system. By 3D finite element method (FEM) plasmon mapping, the active transverse cavity modes can be confirmed. For the dominant mode, we have found that by increasing the facet width, the resonance can be tuned linearly to the red with little decrease of the peak near-field intensity...
January 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106185/direct-mapping-of-the-electric-permittivity-of-heterogeneous-non-planar-thin-films-at-gigahertz-frequencies-by-scanning-microwave-microscopy
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Maria Chiara Biagi, Giorgio Badino, Rene Fabregas, Georg Gramse, Laura Fumagalli, Gabriel Gomila
We obtained maps of electric permittivity at ∼19 GHz frequencies on non-planar thin film heterogeneous samples by means of combined atomic force-scanning microwave microscopy (AFM-SMM). We show that the electric permittivity maps can be obtained directly from the capacitance images acquired in contact mode, after removing the topographic cross-talk effects. This result demonstrates the possibility of identifying the electric permittivity of different materials in a thin film sample irrespectively of their thickness by just direct imaging and processing...
January 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106134/application-of-3d-and-2d-quantitative-shear-wave-elastography-swe-to-differentiate-between-benign-and-malignant-breast-masses
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Jie Tian, Qianqi Liu, Xi Wang, Ping Xing, Zhuowen Yang, Changjun Wu
As breast cancer tissues are stiffer than normal tissues, shear wave elastography (SWE) can locally quantify tissue stiffness and provide histological information. Moreover, tissue stiffness can be observed on three-dimensional (3D) colour-coded elasticity maps. Our objective was to evaluate the diagnostic performances of quantitative features in differentiating breast masses by two-dimensional (2D) and 3D SWE. Two hundred ten consecutive women with 210 breast masses were examined with B-mode ultrasound (US) and SWE...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105383/a-3d-contact-analysis-approach-for-the-visualization-of-the-electrical-contact-asperities
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Constantinos C Roussos, Jonathan Swingler
The electrical contact is an important phenomenon that should be given into consideration to achieve better performance and long term reliability for the design of devices. Based upon this importance, the electrical contact interface has been visualized as a ''3D Contact Map'' and used in order to investigate the contact asperities. The contact asperities describe the structures above and below the contact spots (the contact spots define the 3D contact map) to the two conductors which make the contact system...
January 2017: AIP Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104481/identification-of-the-potentially-arrhythmogenic-substrate-in-the-acute-phase-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Diego Penela, Juan Acosta, David Andreu, Jose T Ortiz, Xavier Bosch, Rosario J Perea, Teresa M de Caralt, Juan Fernández-Armenta, David Soto, Susana Prat, Roger Borràs, Lluis Mont, Vanessa Hervas, Manuel Morales, Wladimiro Jiménez, Aurea Mira, Jim Donnelly, Okan Ekinci, Luis Lasalvia, Antonio Berruezo
BACKGROUND: Predicting sudden cardiac death risk in the first months after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains challenging. OBJECTIVE: To investigate late gadolinium enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) capacity to identify the potentially arrhythmogenic substrate and its temporal evolution after a STEMI. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with a first STEMI were included. A 3D high-resolution LGE-CMR was obtained at 3T at day 7 and 180...
January 16, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102196/whole-brain-3d-mapping-of-human-neural-transplant-innervation
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Jonas Doerr, Martin Karl Schwarz, Dirk Wiedermann, Anke Leinhaas, Alina Jakobs, Florian Schloen, Inna Schwarz, Michael Diedenhofen, Nils Christian Braun, Philipp Koch, Daniel A Peterson, Ulrich Kubitscheck, Mathias Hoehn, Oliver Brüstle
While transplantation represents a key tool for assessing in vivo functionality of neural stem cells and their suitability for neural repair, little is known about the integration of grafted neurons into the host brain circuitry. Rabies virus-based retrograde tracing has developed into a powerful approach for visualizing synaptically connected neurons. Here, we combine this technique with light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) to visualize transplanted cells and connected host neurons in whole-mouse brain preparations...
January 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097671/junctional-ectopic-tachycardia-localization-and-procedural-approach-using-cryoablation
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Alyson R Pierick, Ian H Law, Jennifer R Muldonado, Nicholas H VON Bergen
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) may still be difficult to control with antiarrhythmic therapy. Transcatheter ablation can be challenging and may be associated with a high risk of unintended AV block. The objective of this manuscript is to report the procedural technique, the location of the successful ablation and the procedural characteristics while utilizing 3D mapping for cryoablation of JET. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on all patients who had undergone cryothermal ablation for the treatment of JET at a single center...
January 18, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094863/palatal-morphology-changes-in-post-stroke-patients-measured-by-geometric-morphometrics
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Huanca Ghislanzoni Luis, Beatrice Leemann, Panagiotis Christou, Frauke Müller, Martin Schimmel, Stavros Kiliaridis
The present study aimed to describe longitudinal palatal shape changes in post-stroke patients when compared to a sample of healthy subjects through linear measurements and geometric morphometrics. The 3D palatal scanned models of seven stroke patients having a 1-year post-stroke follow up were matched with seven control subject of the same age group (range 50-87 years). Intercanine, intermolar distances, and palatal height were measured. 3D images were also analyzed through geometric morphometrics (GMM) to assess changes in the shape of the palate from T0 to T1 (1 year after the stroke)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090655/30-second-bound-and-pore-water-concentration-mapping-of-cortical-bone-using-2d-ute-with-optimized-half-pulses
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Mary Kate Manhard, Kevin D Harkins, Daniel F Gochberg, Jeffry S Nyman, Mark D Does
PURPOSE: MRI of cortical bone has the potential to offer new information about fracture risk. Current methods are typically performed with 3D acquisitions, which suffer from long scan times and are generally limited to extremities. This work proposes using 2D UTE with half pulses for quantitatively mapping bound and pore water in cortical bone. METHODS: Half-pulse 2D UTE methods were implemented on a 3T Philips Achieva scanner using an optimized slice-select gradient waveform, with preparation pulses to selectively image bound or pore water...
January 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090448/quantitative-techniques-for-musculoskeletal-mri-at-7-tesla
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Neal K Bangerter, Meredith D Taylor, Grayson J Tarbox, Antony J Palmer, Daniel J Park
Whole-body 7 Tesla MRI scanners have been approved solely for research since they appeared on the market over 10 years ago, but may soon be approved for selected clinical neurological and musculoskeletal applications in both the EU and the United States. There has been considerable research work on musculoskeletal applications at 7 Tesla over the past decade, including techniques for ultra-high resolution morphological imaging, 3D T2 and T2* mapping, ultra-short TE applications, diffusion tensor imaging of cartilage, and several techniques for assessing proteoglycan content in cartilage...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090444/bone-marrow-edema-like-lesions-bmels-are-associated-with-higher-t1%C3%AF-and-t2-values-of-cartilage-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-reconstructed-knees-a-longitudinal-study
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Jingshan Gong, Valentina Pedoia, Luca Facchetti, Thomas M Link, C Benjamin Ma, Xiaojuan Li
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the longitudinal changes of bone marrow edema-like lesions (BMELs) in patients after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and to investigate the effect of BMELs on cartilage matrix composition changes measured using MR T1ρ and T2 mapping. METHODS: Patients with acute ACL tear were enrolled in a prospective study. MR imaging was performed at baseline (before surgeries) and at 6-month, 1-year and 2-year after ACL reconstruction...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087602/novel-application-of-3d-contrast-enhanced-cmr-to-define-fibrotic-structure-of-the-human-sinoatrial-node-in-vivo
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Thomas A Csepe, Jichao Zhao, Lidiya V Sul, Yufeng Wang, Brian J Hansen, Ning Li, Anthony J Ignozzi, Anna Bratasz, Kimerly A Powell, Ahmet Kilic, Peter J Mohler, Paul M L Janssen, John D Hummel, Orlando P Simonetti, Vadim V Fedorov
AIMS: The adult human sinoatrial node (SAN) has a specialized fibrotic intramural structure (35-55% fibrotic tissue) that provides mechanical and electrical protection from the surrounding atria. We hypothesize that late gadolinium-enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) can be applied to define the fibrotic human SAN structure in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: LGE-CMR atrial scans of healthy volunteers (n olu, 23-52 y.o.) using a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system with a spatial resolution of 1...
January 13, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086965/probabilistic-liver-atlas-construction
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Esther Dura, Juan Domingo, Guillermo Ayala, Luis Marti-Bonmati, E Goceri
BACKGROUND: Anatomical atlases are 3D volumes or shapes representing an organ or structure of the human body. They contain either the prototypical shape of the object of interest together with other shapes representing its statistical variations (statistical atlas) or a probability map of belonging to the object (probabilistic atlas). Probabilistic atlases are mostly built with simple estimations only involving the data at each spatial location. RESULTS: A new method for probabilistic atlas construction that uses a generalized linear model is proposed...
January 13, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078511/intra-individual-comparison-of-different-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-in-the-quantitative-evaluation-of-c6-glioma-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#17
Ying Li, Gang Liu, Xin Lou, Zhiye Chen, Lin Ma
This experiment aimed to compare the ionic (Gadodiamide, Gd-DTPA-BMA) and non-ionic (Gadopentetate dimeglumine, Gd-DTPA) gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) in the quantitative evaluation of C6 glioma with dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). A C6 glioma model was established in 12 Wistar rats, and magnetic resonance (MR) scans were performed six days after tumor implantation. Imaging was performed using a 3.0-T MR scanner with a 7-inch handmade circular coil. Pre-contrast T1 mapping and dynamic contrast-enhanced T1WI after a bolus injection (0...
January 4, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077908/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-a-case-of-central-neurocytoma
#18
Kreshnike Dedushi, Serbeze Kabashi, Mehmet Sahin Ugurel, Naser Ramadani, Sefedin Mucaj, Kamber Zeqiraj
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to investigate the MRI features of central neurocytoma. CASE REPORT: A 45 year old man with 3 months of worsening daily headaches. These headaches were diffuse, lasted for several hours, and mostly occurred in the morning. She was initially diagnosed and treated for migraines but later he had epileptic attack and diplopia and neurolog recomaded MRI. METHODS: precontrast MRI; TSE/T2Wsequence in axial/coronal planes; 3D-Hi-resolution T1W sagittal; FLAIR/T2W axial; FLAIR/T2W and Flash/T2W oblique coronal plane (perpendicular to temporal lobes) GRE/T2W axial plane for detection of heme products...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077268/development-of-high-resolution-3d-hyperpolarized-carbon-13-mr-molecular-imaging-techniques
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Eugene Milshteyn, Cornelius von Morze, Galen D Reed, Hong Shang, Peter J Shin, Zihan Zhu, Hsin-Yu Chen, Robert Bok, Andrei Goga, John Kurhanewicz, Peder E Z Larson, Daniel B Vigneron
The goal of this project was to develop and apply techniques for T2 mapping and 3D high resolution (1.5mm isotropic; 0.003cm(3)) (13)C imaging of hyperpolarized (HP) probes [1-(13)C]lactate, [1-(13)C]pyruvate, [2-(13)C]pyruvate, and [(13)C,(15)N2]urea in vivo. A specialized 2D bSSFP sequence was implemented on a clinical 3T scanner and used to obtain the first high resolution T2 maps of these different hyperpolarized compounds in both rats and tumor-bearing mice. These maps were first used to optimize timings for highest SNR for single time-point 3D bSSFP acquisitions with a 1...
January 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076351/ultra-fine-scale-spatially-integrated-mapping-of-habitat-and-occupancy-using-structure-from-motion
#20
Philip McDowall, Heather J Lynch
Organisms respond to and often simultaneously modify their environment. While these interactions are apparent at the landscape extent, the driving mechanisms often occur at very fine spatial scales. Structure-from-Motion (SfM), a computer vision technique, allows the simultaneous mapping of organisms and fine scale habitat, and will greatly improve our understanding of habitat suitability, ecophysiology, and the bi-directional relationship between geomorphology and habitat use. SfM can be used to create high-resolution (centimeter-scale) three-dimensional (3D) habitat models at low cost...
2017: PloS One
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