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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433451/prospective-randomized-study-comparing-two-cephalomedullary-nails-for-elderly-intertrochanteric-fractures-zimmer-natural-nail-versus-proximal-femoral-nail-antirotation-ii
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Young-Soo Shin, Jin-Eon Chae, Tae-Wook Kang, Seung-Beom Han
OBJECTIVES: Although both clinical and biomechanical studies suggest that cephalomedullary implants have a mechanical advantage over extramedullary implants, a high rate of complications or implant failure remains in elderly patients with osteoporosis. In an attempt to address some of these challenges, new implants with improved designs named proximal femoral nail antirotation II (PFNA II) and Zimmer natural nail (ZNN) were developed for elderly patients. Although the PFNA II reportedly has good clinical outcomes, it is unclear which implant achieves better safety and efficacy for treating intertrochanteric hip fractures...
April 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432347/identification-and-characterization-of-differentially-regulated-type-ivb-pilin-genes-necessary-for-predation-in-obligate-bacterial-predators
#2
Ofir Avidan, Margarita Petrenko, René Becker, Sebastian Beck, Michael Linscheid, Shmuel Pietrokovski, Edouard Jurkevitch
Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is an obligate predator of bacteria that grows and divides within the periplasm of its prey. Functions involved in the early steps of predation have been identified and characterized, but mediators of prey invasion are still poorly detailed. By combining omics data available for Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALO's), we identified 43 genes expressed in B. bacteriovorus during the early interaction with prey. These included genes in a tight adherence (TAD) operon encoding for two type IVb fimbriae-like pilin proteins (flp1 and flp2), and their processing and export machinery...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424484/the-tandem-agenet-domain-of-fragile-x-mental-retardation-protein-interacts-with-fus
#3
Qingzhong He, Wei Ge
The tandem Agenet domain (TAD) of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) protein is considered to be a member of the methyl-lysine-binding Tudor domain "Royal family". Several groups have reported that the TAD binds with methylated histones and plays a role in DNA damage responses. FMRP is a RNA-binding protein predominantly resident in cytoplasm. Therefore, in this study, we identified DDX5, FUS, EWSR1 and LSM14A as TAD-interacting proteins sensitive to F32L and/or Y96L mutation by pull-down assays and mass spectrometry...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424353/constrained-release-of-lamina-associated-enhancers-and-genes-from-the-nuclear-envelope-during-t-cell-activation-facilitates-their-association-in-chromosome-compartments
#4
Michael I Robson, Jose I de Las Heras, Rafal Czapiewski, Aishwarya Sivakumar, Alastair R W Kerr, Eric Schirmer
The 3D organization of the genome changes concomitantly with expression changes during hematopoiesis and immune activation. Studies have focused either on lamina-associated domains (LADs) or on topologically-associated domains (TADs), defined by preferential local chromatin interactions, and chromosome compartments, defined as higher-order interactions between TADs sharing functionally similar states. However, few studies have investigated how these affect one another. To address this, we mapped LADs using Lamin B1-DamID during Jurkat T-cell activation, finding significant genome re-organization at the nuclear periphery dominated by release of loci frequently important for T-cell function...
April 19, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424341/alterations-in-three-dimensional-organization-of-the-cancer-genome-and-epigenome
#5
Joanna Achinger-Kawecka, Phillippa C Taberlay, Susan J Clark
The structural and functional basis of the genome is provided by the three-dimensional (3D) chromatin state. To enable accurate gene regulation, enhancer elements and promoter regions are brought into close spatial proximity to ensure proper, cell type-specific gene expression. In cancer, genetic and epigenetic processes can deregulate the transcriptional program. To investigate whether the 3D chromatin state is also disrupted in cancer we performed Hi-C chromosome conformation sequencing in normal and prostate cancer cells and compared the chromatin interaction maps with changes to the genome and epigenome...
April 19, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420341/genetic-sequence-based-prediction-of-long-range-chromatin-interactions-suggests-a-potential-role-of-short-tandem-repeat-sequences-in-genome-organization
#6
Sarvesh Nikumbh, Nico Pfeifer
BACKGROUND: Knowing the three-dimensional (3D) structure of the chromatin is important for obtaining a complete picture of the regulatory landscape. Changes in the 3D structure have been implicated in diseases. While there exist approaches that attempt to predict the long-range chromatin interactions, they focus only on interactions between specific genomic regions - the promoters and enhancers, neglecting other possibilities, for instance, the so-called structural interactions involving intervening chromatin...
April 18, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416831/-morphology-character-and-reduction-methods-of-sagittally-unstable-intertrochanteric-fractures
#7
S Zhang, J Y Zhang, D M Yang, M Yang, P X Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the morphology character of sagittally unstable intertrochanteric fractures and reduction methods. METHODS: A retrospective study was used to analyze the clinical data of sagittally unstable intertrochanteric fractures cases, which were treated with proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) fixation from March 2009 to June 2016. In the study, 36 cases were followed up completely, in which 17 cases accepted open reduction, and the other 19 cases accepted minimally invasive reduction...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414871/effect-of-platelet-rich-plasma-on-orthodontic-tooth-movement-in-dogs
#8
A Rashid, F A ElSharaby, E M Nassef, S Mehanni, Y A Mostafa
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement. METHODS: The sample comprised six skeletally mature male mongrel dogs. The maxillary second premolar in each dog was extracted bilaterally. PRP was prepared and injected around the first premolar in one randomly selected maxillary quadrant while the other quadrant served as the control. Coil springs (150 g) were used to distalize the first premolars for 63 days using TAD as anchorage...
May 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413047/a-homolog-of-teleostean-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-stat3-from-rock-bream-oplegnathus-fasciatus-structural-insights-transcriptional-modulation-and-subcellular-localization
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S D N K Bathige, William Shanthakumar Thulasitha, Navaneethaiyer Umasuthan, J D H E Jayasinghe, Qiang Wan, Bo-Hye Nam, Jehee Lee
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is one of the crucial transcription factors in the Janus kinase (JAK)/STAT signaling pathway, and it was previously considered as acute phase response factor. A number of interleukins (ILs) such as IL-5, IL-6, IL-9, IL-10, IL-12, and IL-22 are known to be involved in activation of STAT3. In addition, various growth factors and pathogenic or oxidative stresses mediate the activation of a wide range of functions via STAT3. In this study, a STAT3 homolog was identified and functionally characterized from rock bream (RbSTAT3), Oplegnathus fasciatus...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411736/masked-priming-for-the-comparative-evaluation-of-camouflage-conspicuity
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Tad T Brunyé, Marianna D Eddy, Matthew S Cain, Lisa B Hepfinger, Kathryn Rock
Human observer test and evaluation of camouflage patterns is critical for understanding relative pattern conspicuity against a range of background scenes. However, very few validated methodologies exist for this purpose, and those that do carry several limitations. Five experiments examined whether masked priming with a dot probe could be used to reliably differentiate camouflage patterns. In each experiment, participants were primed with a camouflaged target appearing on the left or right of the screen, and then made a speeded response to a dot probe appearing on the same (congruent) or different (incongruent) side...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410547/endocan-overexpression-in-pterygium
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Raşit Kiliç, Ali Kurt, Murat Tad, Sedat Taşdemir
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible role of endocan in the pathogenesis of pterygium. METHODS: The study was conducted on 33 patients with primary pterygium and 20 control subjects with normal bulbar conjunctiva. Patients with pterygium were graded into 3 groups as atrophic, fleshy, and intermediate, according to the Tan classification. Primary nasal pterygia and normal bulbar conjunctivas were surgically removed. Endocan expression was immunohistochemically investigated...
March 28, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408976/when-tads-go-bad-chromatin-structure-and-nuclear-organisation-in-human-disease
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Vera B Kaiser, Colin A Semple
Chromatin in the interphase nucleus is organised as a hierarchical series of structural domains, including self-interacting domains called topologically associating domains (TADs). This arrangement is thought to bring enhancers into closer physical proximity with their target genes, which often are located hundreds of kilobases away in linear genomic distance. TADs are demarcated by boundary regions bound by architectural proteins, such as CTCF and cohesin, although much remains to be discovered about the structure and function of these domains...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395084/the-utility-of-expert-diagnosis-in-surgical-neuropathology-analysis-of-consultations-reviewed-at-5-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-institutions
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Janet M Bruner, David N Louis, Roger McLendon, Marc K Rosenblum, W Tad Archambault, Susan Most, Tarik Tihan
The aim of this study was to characterize the type and degree of discrepancies between non-expert and expert diagnoses of CNS tumors to identify the value of consultations in surgical neuropathology. Neuropathology experts from 5 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) member institutions participated in the review of 1281 consultations selected based on inclusion criteria. The consultation cases were re-reviewed at the NCCN headquarters to determine concordance with the original diagnoses. Among all consultations, 249 (19...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389179/bone-anchored-intermaxillary-elastics-in-an-asymmetric-class-ii-malocclusion-a-case-report
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Antonio Manni, Daniela Lupini, Mauro Cozzani
PURPOSE: A 13-year-old male patient, presenting a Class II, division 1 malocclusion and crowding was treated by an innovative technique. METHODS: After rapid palatal expansion by a Hyrax appliance, the teeth were bonded with straightwire brackets. Two miniscrews were inserted, one per side, in the mandibular buccal bone between the roots of the mandibular first molar and the second premolar. On the right side, the miniscrew implant was connected to the hook clamped on a 0...
April 4, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388407/chromatin-architecture-emerges-during-zygotic-genome-activation-independent-of-transcription
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Clemens B Hug, Alexis G Grimaldi, Kai Kruse, Juan M Vaquerizas
Chromatin architecture is fundamental in regulating gene expression. To investigate when spatial genome organization is first established during development, we examined chromatin conformation during Drosophila embryogenesis and observed the emergence of chromatin architecture within a tight time window that coincides with the onset of transcription activation in the zygote. Prior to zygotic genome activation, the genome is mostly unstructured. Early expressed genes serve as nucleation sites for topologically associating domain (TAD) boundaries...
April 6, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382226/a-randomized-study-comparing-digital-imaging-to-traditional-glass-slide-microscopy-for-breast-biopsy-and-cancer-diagnosis
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Joann G Elmore, Gary M Longton, Margaret S Pepe, Patricia A Carney, Heidi D Nelson, Kimberly H Allison, Berta M Geller, Tracy Onega, Anna N A Tosteson, Ezgi Mercan, Linda G Shapiro, Tad T Brunyé, Thomas R Morgan, Donald L Weaver
BACKGROUND: Digital whole slide imaging may be useful for obtaining second opinions and is used in many countries. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires verification studies. METHODS: Pathologists were randomized to interpret one of four sets of breast biopsy cases during two phases, separated by ≥9 months, using glass slides or digital format (sixty cases per set, one slide per case, n = 240 cases). Accuracy was assessed by comparing interpretations to a consensus reference standard...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371177/exploring-tyrosine-triazolinedione-tad-reactions-for-the-selective-conjugation-and-cross-linking-of-n-carboxyanhydride-nca-derived-synthetic-copolypeptides
#17
Saltuk B Hanay, Bas Ritzen, Dermot Brougham, Aylvin A Dias, Andreas Heise
Highly efficient functionalization and cross-linking of polypeptides is achieved via tyrosine-triazolinedione (TAD) conjugation chemistry. The feasibility of the reaction is demonstrated by the reaction of 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione (PTAD) with tyrosine containing block copolymer poly(ethylene glycol)-Tyr4 as well as a statistical copolymer of tyrosine and lysine (poly(Lys40 -st-Tyr10 )) prepared form N-carboxyanhydride polymerization. Selective reaction of PTAD with the tyrosine units is obtained and verified by size exclusion chromatography and NMR spectroscopy...
March 29, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369076/transient-chromatin-properties-revealed-by-polymer-models-and-stochastic-simulations-constructed-from-chromosomal-capture-data
#18
Ofir Shukron, David Holcman
Chromatin organization can be probed by Chromosomal Capture (5C) data, from which the encounter probability (EP) between genomic sites is presented in a large matrix. This matrix is averaged over a large cell population, revealing diagonal blocks called Topological Associating Domains (TADs) that represent a sub-chromatin organization. To study the relation between chromatin organization and gene regulation, we introduce a computational procedure to construct a bead-spring polymer model based on the EP matrix...
April 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366494/intertrochanteric-fracture-association-between-the-coronal-position-of-the-lag-screw-and-stress-distribution
#19
Changxiang Liang, Ruiping Peng, Nan Jiang, Guoping Xie, Lei Wang, Bin Yu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The best position of the lag screw in the femoral head for the fixation of intertrochanteric fracture is controversial. Traditional view suggests that it should be positioned in the central axis of the femoral neck with a tip-apex distance (TAD) of <25 mm, but the mechanical properties have not been reported yet. Herein, we aimed to investigate internal fixation with the lag screw placed in different positions on the femoral coronal plane by performing a finite element analysis and to identify a reasonable lag screw position after the internal stress distributions at the femoral head...
March 30, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360501/can-tad-and-caltad-predict-cut-out-after-extra-medullary-fixation-with-new-generation-devices-of-proximal-femoral-fractures-a-retrospective-study
#20
Gaetano Caruso, Mattia Andreotti, Carlotta Pari, Francesco Soldati, Alessandro Gildone, Vincenzo Lorusso, Leo Massari
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary and extramedullary strategies of pertrochanteric fracture fixation are still controversial, but new percutaneous devices may give advantages regarding operative time, blood loss and rate of cardiovascular complications. We retrospectively analyze our cases regarding Anteversa(®) plate (Intrauma, Turin, Italy) fixation of pertrochanteric femoral fractures, focusing on the correlation between two radiographical parameters (tip-apex distance "TAD" and calcar referenced tip-apex distance "CalTAD") and the occurrence of cut-out...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
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