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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722830/ralfuranones-contribute-to-mushroom-type-biofilm-formation-by-ralstonia-solanacearum-strain-oe1-1
#1
Yuka Mori, Yuki Hosoi, Shiho Ishikawa, Kazusa Hayashi, Yu Asai, Hideyuki Ohnishi, Mika Shimatani, Kanako Inoue, Kenichi Ikeda, Hitoshi Nakayashiki, Yasuyo Nishimura, Kouhei Ohnishi, Akinori Kiba, Kenji Kai, Yasufumi Hikichi
After invasion into intercellular spaces of tomato plants, the soil-borne plant pathogenic Ralstonia solanacearum strain OE1-1 forms mushroom-shaped biofilms (mushroom-type biofilms, mBFs) on tomato cells, leading to its virulence. The strain OE1-1 produces aryl-furanone secondary metabolites, ralfuranones (A, B, J, K and L), dependent on the quorum sensing (QS) system with methyl 3-hydroxymyristate (3-OH MAME) synthesized by PhcB as a QS signal. Ralfuranones are associated with the feedback loop of the QS system...
July 19, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693906/reproducible-computer-assisted-quantification-of-myocardial-perfusion-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
#2
Yuanwei Li, Navtej Chahal, Roxy Senior, Meng-Xing Tang
Myocardial perfusion can be quantified by myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) and is used for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, existing MCE quantification software is highly operator dependent and has poor reproducibility and ease of usage. The aim of this study was to develop robust and easy-to-use software that can perform MCE quantification accurately, reproducibly and rapidly. The developed software has the following features: (i) semi-automatic segmentation of the myocardium; (ii) automatic rejection of MCE data with poor image quality; (iii) automatic computation of perfusion parameters such as myocardial blood flow (MBF)...
July 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693383/saccharomyces-cerevisiae-msa1-mrna-has-a-sequence-for-localization-at-the-bud-tip
#3
Tomoko Takeuchi-Andoh, Yukiko Hayano-Oshiro, Emi Nishiyoshi, Masatoshi Mutazono, Sachiko Hayashi, Tokio Tani
MSA1 mRNA encodes Msa1p, a protein associated with the SCB-binding factor (SBF) and MCB-binding factor (MBF) complex. Msa1p promotes the transcription of G1 phase-specific genes, and is subjected to cell cycle-dependent regulation for its abundance and subcellular localization. MSA1 mRNA and Msa1p levels oscillate in the cell cycle with peaks at the late M/early G1 phase and early G1 phase, respectively. Phosphorylation by CDK1 negatively regulates the nuclear localization of Msa1p. In the present study, we identified MSA1 mRNA as a bud tip-localized mRNA in screening using a Tag-GFP system...
July 11, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687967/relationship-of-non-invasive-quantification-of-myocardial-blood-flow-to-arrhythmic-events-in-patients-with-implantable-cardiac-defibrillators
#4
Michael Ghannam, Krasimira Mikhova, Hong Jun Yun, John J Lazarus, Matthew Konerman, Ashraf Saleh, Richard L Weinberg, Ryan Cunnane, Ravi V Shah, Keri M Hiller, Edward P Ficaro, James R Corbett, Venkatesh L Murthy
BACKGROUND: Ischemia contributes to arrhythmogenesis though its role is incompletely understood. Abnormal myocardial perfusion measured by PET imaging may predict ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in a high-risk population. METHODS: Patients with implantable cardiac defibrillators who had undergone rubidium-82 cardiac PET imaging were identified. Patients were stratified by median MBF and MFR values for analysis. The Cox proportional hazards model was used to assess the impact of myocardial perfusion on survival free of VT independent of critical covariates...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687542/skeletal-muscle-microvascular-linked-improvements-in-glycemic-control-from-resistance-training-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
#5
Ryan D Russell, Donghua Hu, Timothy Greenaway, Sarah J Blackwood, Renee M Dwyer, James E Sharman, Graeme Jones, Kathryn A Squibb, Aascha A Brown, Petr Otahal, Meg Boman, Hayder Al-Aubaidy, Dino Premilovac, Christian K Roberts, Samuel Hitchins, Stephen M Richards, Stephen Rattigan, Michelle A Keske
OBJECTIVE: Insulin increases glucose disposal in part by enhancing microvascular blood flow (MBF) and substrate delivery to myocytes. Insulin's microvascular action is impaired with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Resistance training (RT) improves glycemic control and insulin sensitivity, but whether this improvement is linked to augmented skeletal muscle microvascular responses in type 2 diabetes is unknown. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Seventeen (11 male and 6 female; 52 ± 2 years old) sedentary patients with type 2 diabetes underwent 6 weeks of whole-body RT...
July 7, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686634/similarity-measure-and-domain-adaptation-in-multiple-mixture-model-clustering-an-application-to-image-processing
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Siow Hoo Leong, Seng Huat Ong
This paper considers three crucial issues in processing scaled down image, the representation of partial image, similarity measure and domain adaptation. Two Gaussian mixture model based algorithms are proposed to effectively preserve image details and avoids image degradation. Multiple partial images are clustered separately through Gaussian mixture model clustering with a scan and select procedure to enhance the inclusion of small image details. The local image features, represented by maximum likelihood estimates of the mixture components, are classified by using the modified Bayes factor (MBF) as a similarity measure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685251/corrected-coronary-opacification-decrease-from-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-validation-with-quantitative-13n-ammonia-positron-emission-tomography
#7
Dominik C Benz, Christoph Gräni, Paola Ferro, Luis Neumeier, Michael Messerli, Mathias Possner, Olivier F Clerc, Catherine Gebhard, Oliver Gaemperli, Aju P Pazhenkottil, Philipp A Kaufmann, Ronny R Buechel
BACKGROUND: To assess the functional relevance of a coronary artery stenosis, corrected coronary opacification (CCO) decrease derived from coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has been proposed. The present study aims at validating CCO decrease with quantitative 13N-ammonia positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective study consists of 39 patients who underwent hybrid CCTA/PET-MPI. From CCTA, attenuation in the coronary lumen was measured before and after a stenosis and corrected to the aorta to calculate CCO and its decrease...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664576/exercise-versus-vasodilator-stress-limb-perfusion-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-peripheral-artery-disease
#8
Brian P Davidson, J Todd Belcik, Gregory Landry, Joel Linden, Jonathan R Lindner
PURPOSE: Our aim was to determine whether pharmacologic vasodilation is an alternative to exercise stress during limb perfusion imaging for peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: Quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEU) perfusion imaging of the bilateral anterior thigh and calf was performed in nine control subjects and nine patients with moderate to severe PAD at rest and during vasodilator stress with dipyridamole. For those who were able, CEU of the calf was then performed during modest plantar flexion exercise (20 watts)...
June 29, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660401/individual-bayesian-information-matrix-for-predicting-estimation-error-and-shrinkage-of-individual-parameters-accounting-for-data-below-the-limit-of-quantification
#9
Thi Huyen Tram Nguyen, Thu Thuy Nguyen, France Mentré
PURPOSE: In mixed models, the relative standard errors (RSE) and shrinkage of individual parameters can be predicted from the individual Bayesian information matrix (MBF). We proposed an approach accounting for data below the limit of quantification (LOQ) in MBF. METHODS: MBF is the sum of the expectation of the individual Fisher information (MIF) which can be evaluated by First-Order linearization and the inverse of random effect variance. We expressed the individual information as a weighted sum of predicted MIF for every possible design composing of measurements above and/or below LOQ...
June 28, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653394/ranolazine-reduces-repolarization-heterogeneity-in%C3%A2-symptomatic-patients-with-diabetes-and-non-flow-limiting-coronary-artery-stenosis
#10
Ederson Evaristo, Fernando G Stocco, Nishant R Shah, Michael K Cheezum, Jon Hainer, Courtney Foster, Bruce D Nearing, Marcelo Di Carli, Richard L Verrier
BACKGROUND: Experimental evidence suggests that ranolazine decreases susceptibility to ischemia-induced arrhythmias independent of effects on coronary artery blood flow. OBJECTIVE: In symptomatic diabetic patients with non-flow-limiting coronary artery stenosis with diffuse atherosclerosis and/or microvascular dysfunction, we explored whether ranolazine reduces T-wave heterogeneity (TWH), an electrocardiographic (ECG) marker of arrhythmogenic repolarization abnormalities shown to predict sudden cardiac death...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646428/effects-of-carvacrol-on-survival-mesenteric-blood-flow-aortic-function-and-multiple-organ-injury-in-a-murine-model-of-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Erdem Kamil Ozer, Mustafa Tugrul Goktas, Aysun Toker, Hulagu Bariskaner, Ceyhan Ugurluoglu, Alper Bektas Iskit
Carvacrol (CRV) has strong cytoprotective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. We aimed to demonstrate the possible protective effects of CRV on survival, mesenteric artery blood flow (MBF), vascular reactivity, and oxidative and inflammatory injuries in a murine model of polymicrobial sepsis induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Wistar rats were allocated into the following four groups: Sham, CLP, Sham + CRV, and CLP + CRV. The animals were orally administered with CRV (80 mg/kg/day) or vehicle (corn oil; 1 mL/kg/day) for 7 days...
June 23, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619736/effects-of-hypercapnia-on-myocardial-blood-flow-in-healthy-human-subjects
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Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Robert A deKemp, Chad Rrn Hunter, Ran Klein, Michael Klein, Joel Ironstone, Joseph A Fisher, Terrence Ruddy
Background: Elevation of end-tidal partial pressure of CO2 (PETCO2) increases cerebral and myocardial blood flow (MBF), suggesting that it may be a suitable alternative to pharmacological stress or exercise for myocardial perfusion imaging. The purpose of this study was to document the pharmacodynamics of CO2 on MBF using prospective end-tidal targeting to precisely control arterial PCO2 and use positron emission tomography (PET) to measure the outcome variable, MBF Methods: 10 healthy males underwent serial (82)Rb PET/CT imaging...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611245/optimization-of-spect-measurement-of-myocardial-blood-flow-with-corrections-for-attenuation-motion-and-blood-binding-compared-to-pet
#13
R Glenn Wells, Brian Marvin, Marlie Poirier, Jennifer M Renaud, Robert A deKemp, Terrence D Ruddy
Myocardial blood flow (MBF) and flow reserve (MFR) measured with positron emission tomography (PET) have clinical value. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cameras with solid-state detectors can obtain dynamic images for measurement of MBF and MFR. In this study, SPECT measurements of MBF made using (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin were compared to PET in the same patients. Methods: Thirty-one patients had PET MBF rest-stress studies performed with (82)Rb or (13)N- ammonia within one month of their SPECT...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600102/physiologic-mechanism-of-discordance-between-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-and-fractional-flow-reserve-insight-from-13-n-ammonium-positron-emission-tomography
#14
Joo Myung Lee, Doyeon Hwang, Jonghanne Park, Yaliang Tong, Bon-Kwon Koo
BACKGROUND: Invasive physiologic indices, such as fractional flow reserve (FFR) or instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), are used in clinical practice. We sought to evaluate the physiological mechanism of discordance between iFR and FFR using (13)N-ammonia positron emission tomography (PET)-derived quantitative parameters. METHODS: Data from 113 patients, who underwent both (13)N-ammonia PET and invasive FFR and iFR measurement, were analyzed. Coronary circulatory indices, such as myocardial blood flow (MBF), coronary flow reserve (CFR), microvascular resistance, and trans-stenosis resistance were compared between patients with discordant results (low FFR despite high iFR) and those with concordant abnormal results (low FFR and low iFR), using cut-off values of FFR≤0...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598182/masticatory-parameters-of-children-with-and-without-clinically-diagnosed-caries-in-permanent-dentition
#15
M S Kaya, S Akyuz, B Guclu, D Diracoglu, A Yarat
AIM: Mastication turns food into a bolus and prepares it for chemical digestion. Any condition affecting tooth structure and position may have an impact on mastication. The aim of this study is to compare masticatory performance (MP) and maximum bite force (MBF) between children with and without clinically visible caries in permanent first molars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted with 50 children in good general condition aged 12-14 years (25 girls, 25 boys) with no orthodontic/skeletal anomalies and no missing teeth due to dental trauma or extraction...
June 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594441/rapid-computation-of-single-pet-scan-rest-stress-myocardial-blood-flow-parametric-images-by-table-look-up
#16
Nicolas J Guehl, Marc D Normandin, Dustin W Wooten, Guy Rozen, Jeremy Ruskin, Timothy M Shoup, Jonghye Woo, Leon M Ptaszek, Georges El Fakhri, Nathaniel M Alpert
PURPOSE: We have recently reported a method for measuring rest-stress myocardial blood flow (MBF) using a single, relatively short, PET scan session. The method requires two IV tracer injections, one to initiate rest imaging and one at peak stress. We previously validated absolute flow quantitation in ml/min/cc for standard bull's eye, segmental analysis. In this work, we extend the method for fast computation of rest-stress MBF parametric images. METHODS: We provide an analytic solution to the single-scan rest-stress flow model which is then solved using a two-dimensional table lookup method (LM)...
June 8, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593557/assessment-of-myocardial-blood-flow-and-coronary-flow-reserve-with-positron-emission-tomography-in-ischemic-heart-disease-current-state-and-future-directions
#17
REVIEW
Firas Al Badarin, Ahmed Aljizeeri, Fatimah Almasoudi, Mouaz H Al-Mallah
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a versatile imaging technology that allows assessment of myocardial perfusion, both at a spatially relative scale and also in absolute terms, thereby enabling noninvasive evaluation of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR). Assessment of MBF using FDA-approved PET isotopes, such as (82)Rb and (13)N-ammonia, has been well validated, and several software packages are currently available, thereby allowing for MBF evaluation to be incorporated into routine workflow in contemporary nuclear laboratories...
June 7, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585219/pet-ct-scanning-with-3d-acquisition-is-feasible-for-quantifying-myocardial-blood-flow-when-diagnosing-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Osamu Manabe, Masanao Naya, Tadao Aikawa, Masahiko Obara, Keiichi Magota, Markus Kroenke, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Kenji Hirata, Daiki Shinyama, Chietsugu Katoh, Nagara Tamaki
BACKGROUND: The quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) are useful approaches for evaluating the functional severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). (15)O-water positron emission tomography (PET) is considered the gold standard method for MBF quantification. However, MBF measurements in (15)O-water PET with three-dimensional (3D) data acquisition, attenuation correction using computed tomography (CT), and time of flight have not been investigated in detail or validated...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577226/pet-measurements-of-myocardial-blood-flow-post-myocardial-infarction-relationship-to-invasive-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-studies-and-potential-clinical-applications
#19
Henry Gewirtz
This review focuses on clinical studies concerning assessment of coronary microvascular and conduit vessel function primarily in the context of acute and sub acute myocardial infarction (MI). The ability of quantitative PET measurements of myocardial blood flow (MBF) to delineate underlying pathophysiology and assist in clinical decision making in this setting is discussed. Likewise, considered are physiological metrics fractional flow reserve, coronary flow reserve, index of microvascular resistance (FFR, CFR, IMR) obtained from invasive studies performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, typically at the time of PCI for MI...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540215/myocardial-flow-reserve-mfr-with-positron-emission-tomography-pet-computed-tomography-ct-clinical-impact-in-diagnosis-and-prognosis
#20
REVIEW
Maria Cecilia Ziadi
In recent years, radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has emerged as a robust tool for the diagnosis, risk stratification and management of patients with known or established coronary artery disease (CAD). Cardiac PET/CT imaging affords key advantages compared to single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) that encompass: (I) improved diagnostic accuracy; (II) decreased radiation exposure due to the utilization of short-lived radiopharmaceuticals, and importantly; (III) the ability to quantify noninvasively myocardial blood flow (MBF) in absolute terms, that is in ml per minute per gram of tissue...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
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