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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436665/intra-and-interskeletal-proteome-variations-in-fresh-and-buried-bones
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Noemi Procopio, Andrew T Chamberlain, Michael Buckley
Proteomic methods are acquiring greater importance in archaeology and palaeontology due to the longevity of proteins in skeletal remains. There are also developing interests in forensic applications, offering the potential to shed light on post-mortem intervals and age at death estimation. However, our understanding of intra- and interskeletal proteome variations is currently severely limited. Here, we evaluated the proteomes obtained from five distinct subsamples of different skeletal elements from buried pig carcasses to ascertain the extent of variation within and between individuals...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436452/disrupted-neuronal-maturation-in-angelman-syndrome-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#2
James J Fink, Tiwanna M Robinson, Noelle D Germain, Carissa L Sirois, Kaitlyn A Bolduc, Amanda J Ward, Frank Rigo, Stormy J Chamberlain, Eric S Levine
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic disorder caused by deletion of the maternally inherited UBE3A allele and is characterized by developmental delay, intellectual disability, ataxia, seizures and a happy affect. Here, we explored the underlying pathophysiology using induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons from AS patients and unaffected controls. AS-derived neurons showed impaired maturation of resting membrane potential and action potential firing, decreased synaptic activity and reduced synaptic plasticity...
April 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427891/local-global-processing-bias-is-not-a-unitary-individual-difference-in-visual-processing
#3
Rebecca Chamberlain, Ruth Van der Hallen, Hanne Huygelier, Sander Van de Cruys, Johan Wagemans
A large body of research reports individual differences in local and global visual processing in relation to expertise, culture and psychopathology. However, recent research has suggested that various different measures of local-global processing are not strongly associated with one another, calling its construct validity into question. The current study sought to further explore the validity of local-global processing biases in perception by developing three tasks based on two existing paradigms: the Embedded Figures Test (EFT) and the Navon hierarchical letters task...
April 17, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425720/a-cereblon-modulator-cc-220-with-improved-degradation-of-ikaros-and-aiolos
#4
Mary E Matyskiela, Weihong Zhang, Hon-Wah Man, George Muller, Godrej Khambatta, Frans Baculi, Matthew Hickman, Laurie LeBrun, Barbra Pagarigan, Gilles Carmel, Chin-Chun Lu, Gang Lu, Mariko Riley, Yoshitaka Satoh, Peter Schafer, Thomas O Daniel, James Carmichael, Brian E Cathers, Philip P Chamberlain
The drugs lenalidomide and pomalidomide bind to the protein cereblon, directing the CRL4-CRBN E3 ligase toward the transcription factors Ikaros and Aiolos to cause their ubiquitination and degradation. Here we describe CC-220 (compound 6), a cereblon modulator in clinical development for systemic lupus erythematosis and relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. Compound 6 binds cereblon with a higher affinity than lenalidomide or pomalidomide. Consistent with this, the cellular degradation of Ikaros and Aiolos is more potent and the extent of substrate depletion is greater...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423460/individual-and-neighborhood-characteristics-of-children-seeking-emergency-department-care-for-firearm-injuries-within-the-pecarn-network
#5
Patrick M Carter, Lawrence J Cook, Michelle L Macy, Mark R Zonfrillo, Rachel M Stanley, James M Chamberlain, Joel A Fein, Elizabeth R Alpern, Rebecca Cunningham
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of children seeking emergency care for firearm injuries within the PECARN network, and assess the influence of both individual and neighborhood factors on firearm-related injury risk. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter cross-sectional analysis of children (<19-years-old) presenting to 16 pediatric EDs (2004-2008). ICD-9-CM E-codes were used to identify and categorize firearm injuries by mechanism/intent. Neighborhood variables were derived from home address data...
April 19, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418515/pronation-supination-motion-is-altered-in-a-rat-model-of-post-traumatic-elbow-contracture
#6
Chelsey L Dunham, Ryan M Castile, Aaron M Chamberlain, Leesa M Galatz, Spencer P Lake
The elbow joint is highly susceptible to joint contracture, and treating elbow contracture is a challenging clinical problem. Previously, we established an animal model to study elbow contracture that exhibited features similar to the human condition including persistent decreased range of motion (ROM) in flexion-extension and increased capsule thickness/adhesions. The objective of this study was to mechanically quantify pronation-supination in different injury models to determine if significant differences compared to control or contralateral persist long-term in our animal elbow contracture model...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416280/progress-toward-gene-therapy-for-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Joel R Chamberlain, Jeffrey S Chamberlain
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has been a major target for gene therapy development for nearly 30 years. DMD is among the most common genetic diseases, and isolation of the defective gene (DMD, or dystrophin) was a landmark discovery, as it was the first time a human disease gene had been cloned without knowledge of the protein product. Despite tremendous obstacles, including the enormous size of the gene and the large volume of muscle tissue in the human body, efforts to devise a treatment based on gene replacement have advanced steadily through the combined efforts of dozens of labs and patient advocacy groups...
April 14, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403068/malignant-melanoma-in-african-americans-a-population-based-clinical-outcomes-study-involving-1106-african-american-patients-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-result-seer-database-1988-2011
#8
Krishnaraj Mahendraraj, Komal Sidhu, Christine S M Lau, Georgia J McRoy, Ronald S Chamberlain, Franz O Smith
Malignant melanoma accounts for 75% of all skin cancer deaths and is potentially curable if identified early. Although melanoma is rare in African-Americans (AA), it is associated with a worse prognosis than in Caucasians. This study examines the demographic, pathologic, and clinical factors impacting AA melanoma outcomes.Data for 1106 AA and 212,721 Caucasian cutaneous melanoma patients were abstracted from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result (SEER) database (1988-2011). Data were grouped on the basis of histological subtypes: "Superficial Spreading" (SS), "Nodular" (NM), "Lentigo Maligna" (LM), "Acral Lentiginous" (AL), and "Not otherwise specified" (NOS)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384607/latent-class-analysis-of-gambling-subtypes-and-impulsive-compulsive-associations-time-to-rethink-diagnostic-boundaries-for-gambling-disorder
#9
Samuel R Chamberlain, Jan Stochl, Sarah A Redden, Brian L Odlaug, Jon E Grant
BACKGROUND: Gambling disorder has been associated with cognitive dysfunction and impaired quality of life. The current definition of non-pathological, problem, and pathological types of gambling is based on total symptom scores, which may overlook nuanced underlying presentations of gambling symptoms. The aims of the current study were (i) to identify subtypes of gambling in young adults, using latent class analysis, based on individual responses from the Structured Clinical Interview for Gambling Disorder (SCI-GD); and (ii) to explore relationships between these gambling subtypes, and clinical/cognitive measures...
March 28, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379279/towards-a-personalized-approach-to-aromatase-inhibitor-therapy-a-digital-microfluidic-platform-for-rapid-analysis-of-estradiol-in-core-needle-biopsies
#10
Sara Abdulwahab, Alphonsus H C Ng, M Dean Chamberlain, Hend Ahmado, Lucy-Ann Behan, Hala Gomaa, Robert F Casper, Aaron R Wheeler
Despite advances in breast cancer prevention and treatment, variability in patient-response has revealed the need for a more "personalized" approach to medicine, in which treatments are tailored to each patient's biology. Motivated by this idea, we introduce a technique that allows for quantification of small-molecule analytes directly from core needle biopsy (CNB) tissue samples on a miniaturized platform. The new technique, powered by digital microfluidics, integrates tissue-liquid extraction and magnetic bead-based competitive immunoassay for quantification of estradiol in milligram-sized CNB samples...
April 5, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378744/corrigendum-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-is-subjected-to-glucose-modification-and-oxidation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#11
Omar Kassaar, Marta Pereira Morais, Suying Xu, Emily L Adam, Rosemary C Chamberlain, Bryony Jenkins, Tony D James, Paul T Francis, Stephen Ward, Robert J Williams, Jean van den Elsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367392/radiosurgical-ablation-of-the-renal-nerve-in-a-porcine-model-a-minimally-invasive-therapeutic-approach-to-treat-refractory-hypertension
#12
Nikhilesh Bhatt, Sarah A Long, Edward A Gardner, Jonathan Tay, Elena Ladich, David Chamberlain, Thomas J Fogarty, Patrick J Maguire
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is strongly associated with cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, and has been correlated with an increased risk for heart attack. Current treatment regimens for hypertension are highly inadequate, with reports indicating that only 50.1% of the clinical population with the disease has their blood pressure under control. OBJECTIVE: To study the feasibility of using minimally invasive radiosurgery to ablate the renal nerves as a novel treatment for refractory hypertension, and to assess the safety and efficacy of such an approach...
February 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365097/skilled-nursing-facility-use-and-hospitalizations-in-heart-failure-a-community-linkage-study
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Sheila M Manemann, Alanna M Chamberlain, Cynthia M Boyd, Susan A Weston, Jill Killian, Cynthia L Leibson, Andrea Cheville, Jennifer St Sauver, Shannon M Dunlay, Ruoxiang Jiang, Véronique L Roger
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of skilled nursing facility (SNF) use on hospitalizations in patients with heart failure (HF) and to examine predictors of hospitalization in patients with HF admitted to a SNF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents with first-ever HF from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2010, were identified, and clinical data were linked to SNF utilization data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Andersen-Gill models were used to determine the association between SNF use and hospitalizations and to determine predictors of hospitalization...
March 13, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361020/role-of-dynamic-computed-tomography-scans-in-patients-with-congenital-craniovertebral-junction-malformations
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Otávio Turolo da Silva, Enrico Ghizoni, Helder Tedeschi, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim
AIM: To evaluate the role of dynamic computed tomography (CT) scan imaging in diagnosing craniovertebral junction (CVJ) instability in patients with congenital CVJ malformations. METHODS: Patients with symptomatic congenital CVJ malformations who underwent posterior fossa decompression and had a preoperative dynamic CT scan in flexion and extended position were included in this study. Measurements of the following craniometrical parameters were taken in flexed and extended neck position: Atlanto-dental interval (ADI), distance of the odontoid tip to the Chamberlain's line, and the clivus-canal angle (CCA)...
March 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359575/inaccuracy-and-bias-in-adult-skeletal-age-estimation-assessing-the-reliability-of-eight-methods-on-individuals-of-varying-body-sizes
#15
Catherine E Merritt
Accurate age estimations are essential for identifying human skeletal remains and narrowing missing persons searches. This study examines how BMI, body mass, and stature influence inaccuracy and bias in adult skeletal age estimations obtained using eight methods. 746 skeletons from the Hamann-Todd and William Bass Collections were used. Underweight BMI, light body mass, and short-stature individuals have the most error associated with their age estimates and are consistently under-aged between 3 to 13years...
March 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343555/provoked-vestibulodynia-diagnosis-self-reported-pain-and-presentation-during-gynaecological-examinations
#16
Emma E Dargie, Susan M Chamberlain, Caroline F Pukall
OBJECTIVE: To explore factors associated with the diagnosis of provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) through (1) self-reported pain characteristics and (2) Friedrich's criteria (vestibular pain during sexual activity/gynaecological examination). We also identified cases in which incorrect diagnoses were assigned and explored group differences in gynaecological examination presentation and associations with self-reported pain. METHODS: Data were extracted from nine studies conducted in our research laboratory...
March 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339517/omics-studies-their-use-in-diagnosis-and-reclassification-of-sle-and-other-systemic-autoimmune-diseases
#17
Maria Teruel, Chris Chamberlain, Marta E Alarcón-Riquelme
Omics studies of systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) in general, and SLE in particular, have delivered isolated information from transcriptome, epigenome, genome, cytokine and metabolome analyses. Such analyses have resulted in the identification of disease susceptibility genes and the description of IFN expression signatures, allowing extensive insight into the mechanisms of disease and the development of new therapies. Access to such technologies allows the recognition of patterns of disease at a pathway level, thereby, to reclassify SLE and other SADs and to develop new therapeutics from a personalized perspective...
April 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338730/genetic-variability-of-the-activity-of-bidirectional-promoters-a-pilot-study-in-bovine-muscle
#18
Cédric Meersseman, Rabia Letaief, Véronique Léjard, Emmanuelle Rebours, Gabriel Guillocheau, Diane Esquerré, Anis Djari, Amanda Chamberlain, Christy Vander Jagt, Christophe Klopp, Mekki Boussaha, Gilles Renand, Abderrahman Maftah, Daniel Petit, Dominique Rocha
Bidirectional promoters are regulatory regions co-regulating the expression of two neighbouring genes organized in a head-to-head orientation. In recent years, these regulatory regions have been studied in many organisms; however, no investigation to date has been done to analyse the genetic variation of the activity of this type of promoter regions. In our study, we conducted an investigation to first identify bidirectional promoters sharing genes expressed in bovine Longissimus thoracis and then to find genetic variants affecting the activity of some of these bidirectional promoters...
February 23, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334686/influence-of-organizational-context-on-nursing-home-staff-burnout-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-care-aides-in-western-canada
#19
Stephanie A Chamberlain, Andrea Gruneir, Matthias Hoben, Janet E Squires, Greta G Cummings, Carole A Estabrooks
PURPOSE: Our study examined care aide characteristics, organizational context, and frequency of dementia-related resident responsive behaviours associated with burnout. Burnout is the experience of emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and professional inefficacy. Care aide burnout has implications for turnover, staff health, and quality of care. DESIGN AND METHODS: We used surveys collected from 1194 care aides from 30 urban nursing homes in three Western Canadian provinces...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328866/the-2015-new-york-city-legionnaires-disease-outbreak-a-case-study-on-a-history-making-outbreak
#20
Allison T Chamberlain, Jonathan D Lehnert, Ruth L Berkelman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
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