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Jasper Boschmans, Filip Lemière, Frank Sobott
The use of traveling wave ion mobility mass spectrometry (TWIMS) is evaluated in conjunction with, and as a possible alternative to, conventional LC-MS(/MS) methods for the separation and characterization of drug-like compounds and metabolites. As a model system we use an in vitro incubation mixture of the chemotherapeutic agent melphalan, which results in more than ten closely related hydrolysis products and chain-like oligomers. Ion mobility as a filtering tool results in the separation of ions of interest from interfering ions, based on charge state and shape/size...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225839/-conceptual-and-methodological-issues-involved-in-the-research-field-of-diagnostic-reasoning
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Francisco N Di Persia
The psychopathological field is crossed by dilemmas that put in question its methodological, conceptual and philosophical filiations. Since the early works of Ey and Jaspers until recent work of Berrios it has been in question the position psychopathology has in the field of medicine in general, and in the field of psychiatry in particular, especially if it should follow the principles of natural science or if it has an autonomous position between them. This debate has led to two opposing positions facing two different models of psychopathology: the biomedical model and the socio-constructionist model...
May 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224116/persistence-of-functional-protein-domains-in-mycoplasma-species-and-their-role-in-host-specificity-and-synthetic-minimal-life
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Tjerko Kamminga, Jasper J Koehorst, Paul Vermeij, Simen-Jan Slagman, Vitor A P Martins Dos Santos, Jetta J E Bijlsma, Peter J Schaap
Mycoplasmas are the smallest self-replicating organisms and obligate parasites of a specific vertebrate host. An in-depth analysis of the functional capabilities of mycoplasma species is fundamental to understand how some of simplest forms of life on Earth succeeded in subverting complex hosts with highly sophisticated immune systems. In this study we present a genome-scale comparison, focused on identification of functional protein domains, of 80 publically available mycoplasma genomes which were consistently re-annotated using a standardized annotation pipeline embedded in a semantic framework to keep track of the data provenance...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223343/associations-of-steroid-sex-hormones-and-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-with-the-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-in-women-a-population-based-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis
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Taulant Muka, Jana Nano, Loes Jaspers, Cindy Meun, Wichor M Bramer, Albert Hofman, Abbas Dehghan, Maryam Kavousi, Joop S E Laven, Oscar H Franco
It remains unclear whether endogenous sex hormones (ESH) are associated with risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in women. Data of 3,117 postmenopausal women participants of the Rotterdam Study were analyzed to examine whether ESH and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) were associated with the risk of incident T2D. Additionally, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing the prospective association of ESH and SHBG with T2D in women. During a median follow-up of 11.1 years, we identified 384 incident cases of T2D in the Rotterdam Study...
March 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223294/the-%C3%AE-3-adrenergic-receptor-is-dispensable-for-browning-of-adipose-tissues
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Jasper M A de Jong, René T F Wouters, Nathalie Boulet, Barbara Cannon, Jan Nedergaard, Natasa Petrovic
Brown and brite/beige adipocytes are attractive therapeutic targets to treat metabolic diseases. To maximally utilize their functional potential, further understanding is required about their identities and their functional differences. Recent studies with β3-adrenergic receptor knockout mice reported that brite/beige adipocytes, but not classical brown adipocytes, require the β3-adrenergic receptor for cold-induced transcriptional activation of thermogenic genes. We aimed to further characterize this requirement of the β3-adrenergic receptor as a functional distinction between classical brown and brite/beige adipocytes...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216558/application-of-passive-sampling-to-characterise-the-fish-exometabolome
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Mark R Viant, Jessica Elphinstone Davis, Cathleen Duffy, Jasper Engel, Craig Stenton, Marion Sebire, Ioanna Katsiadaki
The endogenous metabolites excreted by organisms into their surrounding environment, termed the exometabolome, are important for many processes including chemical communication. In fish biology, such metabolites are also known to be informative markers of physiological status. While metabolomics is increasingly used to investigate the endogenous biochemistry of organisms, no non-targeted studies of the metabolic complexity of fish exometabolomes have been reported to date. In environmental chemistry, Chemcatcher(®) (Portsmouth, UK) passive samplers have been developed to sample for micro-pollutants in water...
February 14, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215415/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-lead-avr-during-exercise-testing-in-patients-suspected-of-having-myocardial-ischemia
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Max Wagener, Roger Abächerli, Ursina Honegger, Nicolas Schaerli, Gil Prêtre, Raphael Twerenbold, Christian Puelacher, Germaine Sunier, Philipp Reddiess, Maria Rubini Gimenez, Karin Wildi, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Patrick Badertscher, Zaid Sabti, Ramun Schmid, Remo Leber, Dayana Flores Widmer, Samyut Shrestha, Ivo Strebel, Damian Wild, Stefan Osswald, Michael Zellweger, Christian Mueller, Tobias Reichlin
We aimed to assess the diagnostic and prognostic value of ST-segment deviation in aVR, a lead often ignored in clinical practice, during exercise testing and to compare it to the most widely used criterion of ST-segment depression in V5. We enrolled 1,596 patients with suspected myocardial ischemia referred for nuclear perfusion imaging undergoing bicycle stress testing. ST-segment amplitudes in leads aVR and V5 were automatically measured. The presence of inducible myocardial ischemia was the diagnostic end point and adjudicated based on nuclear perfusion imaging and coronary angiography...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215029/an-introduction-to-the-pathophysiology-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Jasper H van Lieshout, Maxine Dibué-Adjei, Jan F Cornelius, Philipp J Slotty, Toni Schneider, Tanja Restin, Hieronymus D Boogaarts, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Athanasios K Petridis, Marcel A Kamp
Pathophysiological processes following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) present survivors of the initial bleeding with a high risk of morbidity and mortality during the course of the disease. As angiographic vasospasm is strongly associated with delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and clinical outcome, clinical trials in the last few decades focused on prevention of these angiographic spasms. Despite all efforts, no new pharmacological agents have shown to improve patient outcome. As such, it has become clear that our understanding of the pathophysiology of SAH is incomplete and we need to reevaluate our concepts on the complex pathophysiological process following SAH...
February 18, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214373/improved-detection-of-zika-virus-rna-in-human-and-animal-specimens-by-a-novel-highly-sensitive-and-specific-real-time-rt-pcr-assay-targeting-the-5-untranslated-region-of-zika-virus
#9
Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan, Cyril Chik-Yan Yip, Kah-Meng Tee, Zheng Zhu, Jessica Oi-Ling Tsang, Kenn Ka-Heng Chik, Terance Gi-Wai Tsang, Chris Chung-Sing Chan, Vincent Kwok-Man Poon, Siddharth Sridhar, Feifei Yin, Ivan Fan-Ngai Hung, Sandy Ka-Yee Chau, Anna Jinxia Zhang, Kwok-Hung Chan, Kwok-Yung Yuen
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: We developed and evaluated five novel real-time RT-PCR assays targeting conserved regions in the 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR), envelope (E'), non-structural protein 2A (NS2A), NS5, and 3'-UTR of the ZIKV genome. RESULTS: The ZIKV-5'-UTR assay exhibited the lowest in-vitro limit of detection (5-10 RNA copies/reaction and 3.0×10(-1) plaque-forming units/ml). Compared to the modified version of a widely adopted RT-PCR assay targeting the ZIKV-E gene, the ZIKV-5'-UTR assay showed better sensitivity in human clinical specimens, and representative mouse specimens, including many organs which are known to be involved in human ZIKV infection but difficult to obtain in clinical settings...
February 18, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199847/neuropilin-1-is-expressed-on-lymphoid-tissue-residing-lti-like-group-3-innate-lymphoid-cells-and-associated-with-ectopic-lymphoid-aggregates
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Medya Mara Shikhagaie, Åsa K Björklund, Jenny Mjösberg, Jonas S Erjefält, Anne S Cornelissen, Xavier Romero Ros, Suzanne M Bal, Jasper J Koning, Reina E Mebius, Michiko Mori, Melanie Bruchard, Bianca Blom, Hergen Spits
Here, we characterize a subset of ILC3s that express Neuropilin1 (NRP1) and are present in lymphoid tissues, but not in the peripheral blood or skin. NRP1(+) group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s) display in vitro lymphoid tissue inducer (LTi) activity. In agreement with this, NRP1(+) ILC3s are mainly located in proximity to high endothelial venules (HEVs) and express cell surface molecules involved in lymphocyte migration in secondary lymphoid tissues via HEVs. NRP1 was also expressed on mouse fetal LTi cells, indicating that NRP1 is a conserved marker for LTi cells...
February 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197990/a-chlorhexidine-releasing-epoxy-based-coating-on-titanium-implants-prevents-staphylococcus-aureus-experimental-biomaterial-associated-infection
#11
M Riool, A J Dirks, V Jaspers, L de Boer, T J Loontjens, C M van der Loos, S Florquin, I Apachitei, L N Rijk, H A Keul, S A Zaat
Prevention of biomaterial-associated infections (BAI) remains a challenging problem, in particular due to the increased risk of resistance development with the current antibiotic-based strategies. Metallic orthopaedic devices, such as non-cemented implants, are often inserted under high mechanical stress. These non-cemented implants cannot be protected by e.g. antibioticreleasing bone cement or other antimicrobial approaches, such as the use of bioactive glass. Therefore, in order to avoid abrasion during implantation procedures, we developed an antimicrobial coating with great mechanical stability for orthopaedic implants, to prevent Staphylococcus aureus BAI...
February 14, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185815/novel-antiviral-activity-and-mechanism-of-bromocriptine-as-a-zika-virus-ns2b-ns3-protease-inhibitor
#12
Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan, Kenn Ka-Heng Chik, Shuofeng Yuan, Cyril Chik-Yan Yip, Zheng Zhu, Kah-Meng Tee, Jessica Oi-Ling Tsang, Chris Chung-Sing Chan, Vincent Kwok-Man Poon, Gang Lu, Anna Jinxia Zhang, Kin-Kui Lai, Kwok-Hung Chan, Richard Yi-Tsun Kao, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is associated with congenital malformations in infected fetuses and severe neurological and other systemic complications in adults. There are currently limited anti-ZIKV treatment options that are readily available and safe for use in pregnancy. In this drug repurposing study, bromocriptine was found to have inhibitory effects on ZIKV replication in cytopathic effect inhibition, virus yield reduction, and plaque reduction assays. Time-of-drug-addition assay showed that bromocriptine exerted anti-ZIKV activity between 0 and 12 h post-ZIKV inoculation, corroborating with post-entry events in the virus replication cycle prior to budding...
February 7, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183990/human-dosimetry-of-the-nmda-receptor-ligand-11-c-gmom
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Jasper van der Aart, Thalia F van der Doef, Paul Horstman, Marc C Huisman, Robert C Schuit, Arthur van Lingen, Albert D Windhorst, Bart N M van Berckel, Adriaan A Lammertsma
The methylguanadine derivative [(11)C]GMOM has been used successfully to quantify N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor binding in humans. The purpose of the present study was to estimate the [(11)C]GMOM radiation dose in healthy humans. Methods: Following [(11)C]GMOM injection, three female and two male subjects underwent 10 consecutive whole body PET scans in approximately 77 minutes. 7 source organs were defined manually, scaled to a gender specific reference, and residence times were calculated for input into OLINDA/EXM software...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183302/the-effect-of-the-tim-program-transfer-icu-medication-reconciliation-on-medication-transfer-errors-in-two-dutch-intensive-care-units-design-of-a-prospective-8-month-observational-study-with-a-before-and-after-period
#14
Bertha Elizabeth Bosma, Edmé Meuwese, Siok Swan Tan, Jasper van Bommel, Piet Herman Gerard Jan Melief, Nicole Geertruida Maria Hunfeld, Patricia Maria Lucia Adriana van den Bemt
BACKGROUND: The transfer of patients to and from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is prone to medication errors. The aim of the present study is to determine whether the number of medication errors at ICU admission and discharge and the associated potential harm and costs are reduced by using the Transfer ICU and Medication reconciliation (TIM) program. METHODS: This prospective 8-month observational study with a pre- and post-design will assess the effects of the TIM program compared with usual care in two Dutch hospitals...
February 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181981/measuring-children-s-physical-activity-compliance-using-skin-taped-accelerometers
#15
Mikkel Bo Schneller, Peter Bentsen, Glen Nielsen, Jan Christian Brønd, Mathias Ried-Larsen, Erik Mygind, Jasper Schipperijn
INTRODUCTION: Accelerometer-based physical activity monitoring has become the method of choice in many large-scale physical activity (PA) studies. However, there is an ongoing debate regarding the placement of the device, the determination of device wear time, and how to solve a lack of participant compliance. The aim of this study was to assess the compliance of Axivity AX3 accelerometers taped directly to the skin of 9-13-year-old children. METHODS: Children in 46 school classes (53...
February 8, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166537/synthetic-essentiality-of-chromatin-remodelling-factor-chd1-in-pten-deficient-cancer
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Di Zhao, Xin Lu, Guocan Wang, Zhengdao Lan, Wenting Liao, Jun Li, Xin Liang, Jasper Robin Chen, Sagar Shah, Xiaoying Shang, Ming Tang, Pingna Deng, Prasenjit Dey, Deepavali Chakravarti, Peiwen Chen, Denise J Spring, Nora M Navone, Patricia Troncoso, Jianhua Zhang, Y Alan Wang, Ronald A DePinho
Synthetic lethality and collateral lethality are two well-validated conceptual strategies for identifying therapeutic targets in cancers with tumour-suppressor gene deletions. Here, we explore an approach to identify potential synthetic-lethal interactions by screening mutually exclusive deletion patterns in cancer genomes. We sought to identify 'synthetic-essential' genes: those that are occasionally deleted in some cancers but are almost always retained in the context of a specific tumour-suppressor deficiency...
February 6, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160477/the-arachidonate-5-lipoxygenase-activating-protein-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-scleroderma-related-interstitial-lung-disease-a-multicentre-european-scleroderma-trials-and-research-group-eustar-study
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Otylia Kowal-Bielecka, Sylwia Chwiesko-Minarowska, Pawel L Bernatowicz, Yannick Allanore, Timothy Radstake, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Jasper Broen, Roger Hesselstrand, Dorota Krasowska, Gabriella Riemekasten, Madelon Vonk, Oksana Kowalczuk, Marek Bielecki, Robert Milewski, Lech Chyczewski, Jacek Niklinski, Krzysztof Kowal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 4, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159055/design-of-a-frailty-index-among-community-living-middle-aged-and-older-people-the-rotterdam-study
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Josje D Schoufour, Nicole S Erler, Loes Jaspers, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Trudy Voortman, Gijsbertus Ziere, Jan Lindemans, Caroline C Klaver, Henning Tiemeier, Bruno Stricker, Arfan M Ikram, Joop S E Laven, Guy G O Brusselle, Fernando Rivadeneira, Oscar H Franco
OBJECTIVES: To design a frailty index (FI) and evaluate three methods to handle missing data. Furthermore, we evaluated its construct (i.e., skewed distribution, correlation with age and sub-maximum score) and criterion validity (based on mortality risk). STUDY DESIGN: We included 11,539 participants (45± years) from a population-based cohort in the Netherlands. Frailty was measured with a FI, which we constructed based on the accumulation of 45 health-related variables, related to mood, cognition, functional status, diseases and conditions, biomarkers, and nutritional status...
March 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157498/rejuvenating-strategies-for-stem-cell-based-therapies-in-aging
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REVIEW
Joana Neves, Pedro Sousa-Victor, Heinrich Jasper
Recent advances in our understanding of tissue regeneration and the development of efficient approaches to induce and differentiate pluripotent stem cells for cell replacement therapies promise exciting avenues for treating degenerative age-related diseases. However, clinical studies and insights from model organisms have identified major roadblocks that normal aging processes impose on tissue regeneration. These new insights suggest that specific targeting of environmental niche components, including growth factors, ECM, and immune cells, and intrinsic stem cell properties that are affected by aging will be critical for the development of new strategies to improve stem cell function and optimize tissue repair processes...
February 2, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154498/reverse-methanogenesis-and-respiration-in-methanotrophic-archaea
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REVIEW
Peer H A Timmers, Cornelia U Welte, Jasper J Koehorst, Caroline M Plugge, Mike S M Jetten, Alfons J M Stams
Anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) is catalyzed by anaerobic methane-oxidizing archaea (ANME) via a reverse and modified methanogenesis pathway. Methanogens can also reverse the methanogenesis pathway to oxidize methane, but only during net methane production (i.e., "trace methane oxidation"). In turn, ANME can produce methane, but only during net methane oxidation (i.e., enzymatic back flux). Net AOM is exergonic when coupled to an external electron acceptor such as sulfate (ANME-1, ANME-2abc, and ANME-3), nitrate (ANME-2d), or metal (oxides)...
2017: Archaea: An International Microbiological Journal
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