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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445489/video-quality-assessment-using-motion-compensated-temporal-filtering-and-manifold-feature-similarity
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Yang Song, Mei Yu, Gangyi Jiang, Feng Shao, Zongju Peng
Well-performed Video quality assessment (VQA) method should be consistent with human visual systems for better prediction accuracy. In this paper, we propose a VQA method using motion-compensated temporal filtering (MCTF) and manifold feature similarity. To be more specific, a group of frames (GoF) is first decomposed into a temporal high-pass component (HPC) and a temporal low-pass component (LPC) by MCTF. Following this, manifold feature learning (MFL) and phase congruency (PC) are used to predict the quality of temporal LPC and temporal HPC respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444343/lysolecithin-as-feed-additive-enhances-collagen-expression-and-villus-length-in-the-jejunum-of-broiler-chickens
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D L Brautigan, R Li, E Kubicka, S D Turner, J S Garcia, M L Weintraut, E A Wong
Adding lysolecithin to feed has reportedly improved the performance of broiler chickens. Lysolecithin is generated by phospholipase catalyzed hydrolysis of lecithin. The enzymatic reaction converts various phospholipids into the corresponding lysophospholipids, with lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) one of the primary products. Here we compared supplementation with a commercial lysolecithin (Lysoforte®) with comparable levels of highly purified LPC for effects on broilers. Despite no differences in weight gain during the starter period, we discovered a significant increase in average villus length with lysolecithin and an increase in villus width with purified LPC...
April 24, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441544/enrichment-of-resolving-power-improves-ion-peak-quantification-on-a-lipidomics-platform
#3
Kosuke Saito, Yasuo Ohno, Yoshiro Saito
In this study, we delineated the importance of MS resolving power on the ion-peak quantification of lipids using an Orbitrap Fusion instrument and established a liquid chromatography-based, high-performance lipidomics platform. The ion-peak recognition of several lipids in human plasma, such as LPC(15:0), LPE(22:5), and PC(35:0), was clearly improved by increasing the MS resolving power. In addition, we evaluated the impact of resolving power on the quantitative detection of lipids by automatic ion-peak recognition with calculation of the coefficient of variance (CV)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438529/an-erp-investigation-of-vertical-reading-fluency-in-scrabble-%C3%A2-experts
#4
Sophia van Hees, Sabine Seyffarth, Penny M Pexman, Filomeno Cortese, Andrea B Protzner
Previous studies have found that competitive Scrabble expertise is associated with enhanced performance on visual lexical decision tasks (LDT), particularly for vertically presented stimuli. In the current study, we investigated the underlying mechanisms responsible for this vertical fluency. We examined behaviour and neural activity during LDT in 19 competitive Scrabble players and 18 matched controls. Using event related potentials (ERP), we investigated whether Scrabble expertise modulates the N170, P300, and late positive component (LPC), associated with visual-orthographic processing, working memory, and stimulus classification, respectively...
April 21, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438125/chlamydia-spp-development-is-differentially-altered-by-treatment-with-the-lpxc-inhibitor-lpc-011
#5
Erik D Cram, Daniel D Rockey, Brian P Dolan
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia species are obligate intracellular bacteria that infect a broad range of mammalian hosts. Members of related genera are pathogens of a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate species. Despite the diversity of Chlamydia, all species contain an outer membrane lipooligosaccharide (LOS) that is comprised of a genus-conserved, and genus-defining, trisaccharide 3-deoxy-D-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid Kdo region. Recent studies with lipopolysaccharide inhibitors demonstrate that LOS is important for the C...
April 24, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433954/lipidomic-profile-in-three-species-of-dinoflagellates-amphidinium-carterae-cystodinium-sp-and-peridinium-aciculiferum-containing-very-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids
#6
Tomáš Řezanka, Jaromír Lukavský, Linda Nedbalová, Karel Sigler
This study describes the identification of very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (VLCPUFAs) in three strains of dinoflagellates (Amphidinium carterae, Cystodinium sp., and Peridinium aciculiferum). The strains were cultivated and their lipidomic profiles were obtained by high resolution mass spectrometry with the aid of positive and negative electrospray ionization (ESI) mode by Orbitrap apparatus. Hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC/ESI) was used to separate major lipid classes of the three genera of dinoflagellates by neutral loss scan showing the ion [M + H-28:8](+), where 28:8 was octacosaoctaenoic acid, and by precursor ion scanning of ions at m/z 407, which was an ion corresponding to the structure of acyl of 28:8 acid (C27H39COO(-))...
April 20, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431151/dietary-choline-and-phospholipid-supplementation-enhanced-docosahexaenoic-acid-enrichment-in-egg-yolk-of-laying-hens-fed-a-2-schizochytrium-powder-added-diet
#7
H Wang, H J Zhang, X C Wang, S G Wu, J Wang, L Xu, G H Qi
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary phospholipid supplementation on laying hen performance, egg quality, and the fatty acid profile of egg yolks from hens fed a 2% Schizochytrium powder diet. Three-hundred-sixty 28-wk-old Hy-line W-36 laying hens were randomly allocated to one of the 5 dietary treatments, each treatment with 6 replicates of 12 birds each. All diets included 2% Schizochytrium powder (docosahexaenoic acid [DHA], 137.09 mg/g). The control group was not supplemented with any additional phospholipids, whereas the other 4 experimental diets were supplemented with 1,000 mg/kg choline (CHO), 1,000 mg/kg monoethanolamine (MEA), 1,000 mg/kg lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), or 500 mg/kg LPC + 500 mg/kg MEA (LPC + MEA)...
April 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427932/reciprocal-changes-in-noradrenaline-and-gaba-levels-in-discrete-brain-regions-upon-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-deprivation-in-rats
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Rachna Mehta, Sudhuman Singh, Mudasir Ahmad Khanday, Birendra Nath Mallick
Rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) plays important role in maintenance of normal brain functions. Neurons containing various neurotransmitters in different brain regions interact to regulate this complex phenomenon in health and diseases. The number of neuronal projections, their firing rates and neurotransmitter levels vary in different brain regions under various conditions leading to normal or altered patho-physio-behavioral states. In this study using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) we quantified noradrenaline (NA) and gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) levels in locus coeruleus (LC), dorsal raphe (DR), pedunculo-pontine tegmentum (PPT), frontal lobe (FL), cortex and hippocampus (Hippo) in control and after 96 h REMS deprivation (REMSD) rats...
April 17, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417214/neural-processes-associated-with-vocabulary-and-vowel-length-differences-in-a-dialect-an-erp-study-in-pre-literate-children
#9
Jessica C Bühler, Franziska Waßmann, Daniela Buser, Flutra Zumberi, Urs Maurer
Although familiarity with a language impacts how phonology and semantics are processed at the neural level, little is known how these processes are affected by familiarity with a dialect. By measuring event-related potentials (ERPs) in kindergarten children we investigated neural processing related to familiarity with dialect-specific pronunciation and lexicality of spoken words before literacy acquisition in school. Children speaking one of two German dialects were presented with spoken word-picture pairings, in which congruity (or the lack thereof) was defined by dialect familiarity with pronunciation or vocabulary...
April 17, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408542/acyl-coa-lysophosphatidylethanolamine-acyltransferase-activity-affects-growth
#10
Katarzyna Jasieniecka-Gazarkiewicz, Ida Lager, Anders Carlsson, Katharina Gutbrod, Helga Peisker, Peter Dörmann, Sten Stymne, Antoni Banas
Arabidopsis contains two enzymes (encoded by the At1g80950 and At2g456702 genes) preferentially acylating lyso-phosphatidylethanolamine (LPE) with acyl-CoA, designated lyso-phosphatidylethanolamine acyltransferase 1 (LPEAT1) and lyso-phosphatidylethanolamine acyltransferase 2 (LPEAT2). T-DNA insertion mutants of lpeat2 and double mutants of lpeat1 lpeat2 showed impaired growth, smaller leaves, shorter roots, less seed setting and reduced lipid content per FW in roots and seeds and large increases in LPE and lyso-phosphatidylcholine (LPC) contents in leaves...
April 13, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404595/nlr-members-nlrc4-and-nlrp3-mediate-sterile-inflammasome-activation-in-microglia-and-astrocytes
#11
Leslie Freeman, Haitao Guo, Clément N David, W June Brickey, Sushmita Jha, Jenny P-Y Ting
Inflammation in the brain accompanies several high-impact neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, and Alzheimer's disease. Neuroinflammation is sterile, as damage-associated molecular patterns rather than microbial pathogens elicit the response. The inflammasome, which leads to caspase-1 activation, is implicated in neuroinflammation. In this study, we reveal that lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), a molecule associated with neurodegeneration and demyelination, elicits NLRP3 and NLRC4 inflammasome activation in microglia and astrocytes, which are central players in neuroinflammation...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400723/electrophysiological-correlates-of-familiarity-and-recollection-in-associative-recognition-contributions-of-perceptual-and-conceptual-processing-to-unitization
#12
Bingcan Li, Xinrui Mao, Yujuan Wang, Chunyan Guo
It is generally accepted that associative recognition memory is supported by recollection. In addition, recent research indicates that familiarity can support associative memory, especially when two items are unitized into a single item. Both perceptual and conceptual manipulations can be used to unitize items, but few studies have compared these two methods of unitization directly. In the present study, we investigated the effects of familiarity and recollection on successful retrieval of items that were unitized perceptually or conceptually...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396495/clonal-selection-and-asymmetric-distribution-of-human-leukemia-in-murine-xenografts-revealed-by-cellular-barcoding
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Mirjam E Belderbos, Taco Koster, Bertien Ausema, Sabrina Jacobs, Sharlaine Sowdagar, Erik Zwart, Eveline de Bont, Gerald de Haan, Leonid V Bystrykh
Genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity of human leukemia is thought to drive leukemia progression through a Darwinian process of selection and evolution of increasingly malignant clones. However, the lack of markers to uniquely identify individual leukemia clones precludes high resolution tracing of their clonal dynamics. Here, we employ cellular barcoding to analyze the clonal behavior of patient-derived leukemia-propagating cells (LPCs) in murine xenografts. Using a leukemic cell line and diagnostic bone marrow cells from six patients with B-progenitor cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), we demonstrate that patient-derived xenografts were highly polyclonal, consisting of tens to hundreds of LPC clones...
April 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388653/expression-and-localization-of-sterile-alpha-motif-domain-containing-5-is-associated-with-cell-type-and-malignancy-of-biliary-tree
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Tomoki Yagai, Satoshi Matsui, Kenichi Harada, Fuyuki F Inagaki, Eiko Saijou, Yasushi Miura, Yasuni Nakanuma, Atsushi Miyajima, Minoru Tanaka
Cholangiocarcinoma (CC) is a type of relatively rare neoplasm in adenocarcinoma. The characteristics of CCs as well as biliary epithelial cells are heterogeneous at the different portion of the biliary tree. There are two candidate stem/progenitor cells of the biliary tree, i.e., biliary tree stem/progenitor cell (BTSC) at the peribiliary gland (PBG) of large bile ducts and liver stem/progenitor cell (LPC) at the canals of Hering of peripheral small bile duct. Although previous reports suggest that intrahepatic CC (ICC) can arise from such stem/progenitor cells, the characteristic difference between BTSC and LPC in pathological process needs further investigation, and the etiology of CC remains poorly understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381766/recent-advances-in-fluorescent-angioscopy-for-molecular-imaging-of-human-atherosclerotic-coronary-plaque
#15
Yasumi Uchida
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In vivo imaging of the native substances, including lipoproteins, that comprise human atherosclerotic plaques is currently beyond the scope of any available imaging techniques. Color and near-infrared fluorescent angioscopy (CFA and NIRFA, respectively) systems have been recently developed for molecular imaging of lipoproteins within the human coronary arterial wall ex vivo and/or in vivo. The author reviews recent findings on lipoprotein deposition in human coronary plaques obtained by these imaging techniques...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381592/strength-and-diversity-of-inhibitory-signaling-differentiates-primate-anterior-cingulate-from-lateral-prefrontal-cortex
#16
Maria Medalla, Joshua P Gilman, Jing-Yi Wang, Jennifer I Luebke
The lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC) and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) of the primate play distinctive roles in the mediation of complex cognitive tasks. Compared to the LPFC, integration of information by the ACC can span longer timescales and requires stronger engagement of inhibitory processes. Here, we reveal the synaptic mechanism likely to underlie these differences, using in vitro patch-clamp recordings of synaptic events and multi-scale imaging of synaptic markers in rhesus monkeys. While excitatory synaptic signaling does not differ, the level of synaptic inhibition is much higher in ACC than LPFC layer 3 pyramidal neurons- with a ∼6x higher frequency and significantly longer duration of inhibitory synaptic currents...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367404/processing-of-emotional-faces-in-congenital-amusia-an-emotional-music-priming-event-related-potential-study
#17
Jin Zhishuai, Liu Hong, Wu Daxing, Zhang Pin, Lu Xuejing
Congenital amusia is characterized by lifelong impairments in music perception and processing. It is unclear whether pitch detection deficits impact amusic individuals' perception of musical emotion. In the current work, 19 amusics and 21 healthy controls were subjected to electroencephalography (EEG) while being exposed to music excerpts and emotional faces. We assessed each individual's ability to discriminate positive- and negative-valenced emotional faces and analyzed electrophysiological indices, in the form of event-related potentials (ERPs) recorded at 32 sites, following exposure to emotionally positive or negative music excerpts...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365295/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-performance-of-monoacyl-phospholipid-based-self-emulsifying-drug-delivery-systems
#18
Thuy Tran, Scheyla D V S Siqueira, Heinz Amenitsch, Anette Müllertz, Thomas Rades
This study investigates the effect of monoacyl phospholipid incorporation on the in vitro and in vivo performance of self-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS). Monoacyl phosphatidylcholine (Lipoid S LPC 80 (LPC)) was incorporated into four different fenofibrate (FF)-loaded long-chain SEDDS to investigate the impact of LPC on the emulsion droplet size, extent of digestion, colloidal structure evolution and drug precipitation during in vitro lipolysis simulating human conditions and drug bioavailability in a rat model...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328321/ultrafast-and-predictive-mass-spectrometry-based-autotaxin-assays-for-label-free-potency-screening
#19
Tom Bretschneider, Andreas Harald Luippold, Helmut Romig, Daniel Bischoff, Klaus Klinder, Paul Nicklin, Wolfgang Rist
Autotaxin (ATX) is a promising drug target for the treatment of several diseases, such as cancer and fibrosis. ATX hydrolyzes lysophosphatidyl choline (LPC) into bioactive lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). The potency of ATX inhibitors can be readily determined by using fluorescence-based LPC derivatives. While such assays are ultra-high throughput, they are prone to false positives compared to assays based on natural LPC. Here we report the development of ultrafast mass spectrometry-based ATX assays enabling the measurement of data points within 13 s, which is 10 times faster than classic liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
April 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315140/electrophysiological-evidence-of-perceived-sexual-attractiveness-for-human-female-bodies-varying-in-waist-to-hip-ratio
#20
Marzia Del Zotto, Alan J Pegna
The dynamics of brain activation reflecting attractiveness in humans are unclear. Among the different features affecting attractiveness of the female body, the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is considered to be crucial. To date, however, no event-related potential (ERP) study has addressed the question of its associated pattern of brain activation. We carried out two different experiments: (a) a behavioural study, to judge the level of attractiveness of female realistic models depicting 4 different WHRs (0.6, 0.7, 0...
March 17, 2017: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
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