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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730641/basal-ganglia-and-autism-a-translational-perspective
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Krishna Subramanian, Cheryl Brandenburg, Fernanda Orsati, Jean-Jacques Soghomonian, John P Hussman, Gene J Blatt
The basal ganglia are a collection of nuclei below the cortical surface that are involved in both motor and non-motor functions, including higher order cognition, social interactions, speech, and repetitive behaviors. Motor development milestones that are delayed in autism such as gross motor, fine motor and walking can aid in early diagnosis of autism. Neuropathology and neuroimaging findings in autism cases revealed volumetric changes and altered cell density in select basal ganglia nuclei. Interestingly, in autism, both the basal ganglia and the cerebellum are impacted both in their motor and non-motor domains and recently, found to be connected via the pons through a short disynaptic pathway...
July 21, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730571/early-trigeminal-nerve-involvement-in-listeria-monocytogenes-rhombencephalitis-case-series-and-systematic-review
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William K Karlsson, Zitta Barrella Harboe, Casper Roed, Jeppe B Monrad, Mette Lindelof, Vibeke Andrée Larsen, Daniel Kondziella
Listeria monocytogenes is associated with rhombencephalitis. However, the exact mechanisms of brainstem invasion remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate clinical and radiological data suggesting that Listeria may invade the brainstem via the trigeminal nerve. Three females (41, 64 and 70 years) with culture proven L. monocytogenes bacteremia and rhombencephalitis were investigated in the period of 2014-16. T2-weighted and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MRI revealed a cerebellopontine abscess in all three patients, including the involvement of the trigeminal nerve root...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730509/effect-of-a-2000-m-running-test-on-antioxidant-and-cytokine-response-in-plasma-and-circulating-cells
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Lucrecia Carrera-Quintanar, Lorena Funes, Miguel Sánchez-Martos, Pascual Martinez-Peinado, José M Sempere, Antoni Pons, Vicente Micol, Enrique Roche
Exercise intensity usually correlates with increased oxidative stress and enhanced cytokine production. However, it is unknown if all types of exercise that induce muscle damage can cause a parallel response in the oxidation balance and cytokine production. To this end, the effect of a 2000-m running test in a group of volunteers that regularly train in aerobic routines was studied. Different circulating parameters were measured, oxidative stress markers (protein carbonyls and malondialdehyde), antioxidant enzyme activity, and cytokine levels in plasma as well as in the main circulating cells of blood samples obtained in basal conditions and after test execution...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728706/-an-unusual-case-of-renal-failure-in-a-22-year-old-woman
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B Gramont, I Guichard, T Basset, A Boucher, S Charmion, A Savall, H Munoz-Pons, F Schein, I Masson, P Cathébras, L Coute
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727225/intact-blood-brain-barrier-during-spontaneous-attacks-of-migraine-without-aura-a-3t-dce-mri-study
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F M Amin, A Hougaard, S P Cramer, C E Christensen, F Wolfram, H B W Larsson, M Ashina
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) has been questioned in migraine, but BBB permeability has never been investigated during spontaneous migraine attacks. In the present study, BBB permeability during spontaneous attacks of migraine without aura was investigated compared to an interictal state. METHODS: Seventy-four patients suffering from migraine without aura were recruited to participate in this cross-sectional dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) study...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725249/two-years-results-of-electronic-brachytherapy-for-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Rosa Ballester-Sánchez, Olga Pons-Llanas, Cristian Candela-Juan, Blanca de Unamuno-Bustos, Francisco Javier Celada-Alvarez, Alejandro Tormo-Mico, Jose Perez-Calatayud, Rafael Botella-Estrada
PURPOSE: The use of radiation therapy (RT) for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) has been changing throughout the last century. Over the last decades, the use of radiotherapy has surged with the development of new techniques, applicators, and devices. In recent years, electronic brachytherapy (eBT) devices that use small x-ray sources have been introduced as alternative to radionuclide dependence. Nowadays, several devices have been incorporated, with a few series reported, and with a short follow-up, due to the recent introduction of these systems...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721824/potential-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-hesperidin-from-the-genus-citrus
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Silvia Tejada, Samuel Pinya, Miquel Martorell, Xavier Capó, Josep A Tur, Antoni Pons, Antoni Sureda
The benefits of the Mediterranean diet for protecting against many diseases are usually attributed to high consumption of certain foods, characterized by the presence of bioactive substances such as polyphenols. Citrus fruits, which are cultivated and consumed worldwide, are typical products of the Mediterranean diet. Inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases such as arthritis, allergies and neurodegenerative disorders, among others. Dietary polyphenols constitute a large family of bioactive substances with potential beneficial effects against a broad group of diseases...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720375/protective-role-of-antioxidant-compounds-against-peroxynitrite-mediated-modification-of-r54c-mutant-%C3%AE-a-crystallin
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Kazem Khoshaman, Reza Yousefi, Ali Akbar Moosavi-Movahedi
As a highly potent reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, peroxynitrite (PON) has endogenous production in the eye ball and contributes to a variety of ocular disorders. In the current study the structural characteristics, chaperone-like activity and conformational stability of R54C mutant αA-crystallin (αA-Cry) were studied upon modification with PON and in the presence of three antioxidant compounds such as ascorbic acid (ASA), glutathione (GSH) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) using gel electrophoresis and different spectroscopy methods...
July 16, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719808/activated-neuro-oxidative-and-neuro-nitrosative-pathways-at-the-end-of-term-are-associated-with-inflammation-and-physio-somatic-and-depression-symptoms-while-predicting-outcome-characteristics-in-mother-and-baby
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Chutima Roomruangwong, Decio Sabbatini Barbosa, Andressa Keiko Matsumoto, André de Souza Nogueira, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, André F Carvalho, Sebastien Duleu, Michel Geffard, Estefania Gastaldello Moreira, Michael Maes
OBJECTIVES: To examine oxidative & nitrosative stress (O&NS) biomarkers at the end of term in relation to perinatal affective symptoms, neuro-immune biomarkers and pregnancy-related outcome variables. METHODS: We measured plasma advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), nitric oxide metabolites (NOx), total radical trapping antioxidant parameter (TRAP), -sulfhydryl (-SH), peroxides (LOOH) and paraoxonase (PON)1 activity in pregnant women with and without prenatal depression and non-pregnant controls...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718419/targeting-pi3k-signaling-in-combination-cancer-therapy
#10
REVIEW
Elvire Pons-Tostivint, Benoît Thibault, Julie Guillermet-Guibert
Targeting upstream phosphatidylinositol-3-kinases (PI3Ks) in the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway appears to be a promising therapy in solid cancers; however, first early clinical trials with PI3K inhibitors in monotherapy have been disappointing. A massive array of preclinical and clinical trials are currently evaluating combinations of PI3K inhibitors in targeted therapies. These combinations include co-treatments with drugs directed against other intra-/extracellular signaling molecules, nuclear hormone receptors, DNA damage repair enzymes, and immune modulators...
June 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717667/haploinsufficiency-of-bcl11a-associated-with-cerebellar-abnormalities-in-2p15p16-1-deletion-syndrome
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Hiroko Shimbo, Takayuki Yokoi, Noriko Aida, Seiji Mizuno, Hiroshi Suzumura, Junichi Nagai, Kazumi Ida, Yumi Enomoto, Chihiro Hatano, Kenji Kurosawa
BACKGROUND: Chromosome 2p15p16.1 deletion syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by intellectual disability (ID), neurodevelopmental delay, language delay, growth retardation, microcephaly, structural brain abnormalities, and dysmorphic features. More than 30 patients with 2p15p16.1 microdeletion syndrome have been reported in the literature. METHODS: Molecular analysis was performed using microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (array CGH)...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714987/comparison-of-algorithms-for-the-detection-of-cancer-drivers-at-subgene-resolution
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Eduard Porta-Pardo, Atanas Kamburov, David Tamborero, Tirso Pons, Daniela Grases, Alfonso Valencia, Nuria Lopez-Bigas, Gad Getz, Adam Godzik
Understanding genetic events that lead to cancer initiation and progression remains one of the biggest challenges in cancer biology. Traditionally, most algorithms for cancer-driver identification look for genes that have more mutations than expected from the average background mutation rate. However, there is now a wide variety of methods that look for nonrandom distribution of mutations within proteins as a signal for the driving role of mutations in cancer. Here we classify and review such subgene-resolution algorithms, compare their findings on four distinct cancer data sets from The Cancer Genome Atlas and discuss how predictions from these algorithms can be interpreted in the emerging paradigms that challenge the simple dichotomy between driver and passenger genes...
July 17, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714469/transancestral-mapping-and-genetic-load-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Carl D Langefeld, Hannah C Ainsworth, Deborah S Cunninghame Graham, Jennifer A Kelly, Mary E Comeau, Miranda C Marion, Timothy D Howard, Paula S Ramos, Jennifer A Croker, David L Morris, Johanna K Sandling, Jonas Carlsson Almlöf, Eduardo M Acevedo-Vásquez, Graciela S Alarcón, Alejandra M Babini, Vicente Baca, Anders A Bengtsson, Guillermo A Berbotto, Marc Bijl, Elizabeth E Brown, Hermine I Brunner, Mario H Cardiel, Luis Catoggio, Ricard Cervera, Jorge M Cucho-Venegas, Solbritt Rantapää Dahlqvist, Sandra D'Alfonso, Berta Martins Da Silva, Iñigo de la Rúa Figueroa, Andrea Doria, Jeffrey C Edberg, Emőke Endreffy, Jorge A Esquivel-Valerio, Paul R Fortin, Barry I Freedman, Johan Frostegård, Mercedes A García, Ignacio García de la Torre, Gary S Gilkeson, Dafna D Gladman, Iva Gunnarsson, Joel M Guthridge, Jennifer L Huggins, Judith A James, Cees G M Kallenberg, Diane L Kamen, David R Karp, Kenneth M Kaufman, Leah C Kottyan, László Kovács, Helle Laustrup, Bernard R Lauwerys, Quan-Zhen Li, Marco A Maradiaga-Ceceña, Javier Martín, Joseph M McCune, David R McWilliams, Joan T Merrill, Pedro Miranda, José F Moctezuma, Swapan K Nath, Timothy B Niewold, Lorena Orozco, Norberto Ortego-Centeno, Michelle Petri, Christian A Pineau, Bernardo A Pons-Estel, Janet Pope, Prithvi Raj, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, John D Reveille, Laurie P Russell, José M Sabio, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Hugo R Scherbarth, Raffaella Scorza, Michael F Seldin, Christopher Sjöwall, Elisabet Svenungsson, Susan D Thompson, Sergio M A Toloza, Lennart Truedsson, Teresa Tusié-Luna, Carlos Vasconcelos, Luis M Vilá, Daniel J Wallace, Michael H Weisman, Joan E Wither, Tushar Bhangale, Jorge R Oksenberg, John D Rioux, Peter K Gregersen, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Lars Rönnblom, Lindsey A Criswell, Chaim O Jacob, Kathy L Sivils, Betty P Tsao, Laura E Schanberg, Timothy W Behrens, Earl D Silverman, Marta E Alarcón-Riquelme, Robert P Kimberly, John B Harley, Edward K Wakeland, Robert R Graham, Patrick M Gaffney, Timothy J Vyse
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease with marked gender and ethnic disparities. We report a large transancestral association study of SLE using Immunochip genotype data from 27,574 individuals of European (EA), African (AA) and Hispanic Amerindian (HA) ancestry. We identify 58 distinct non-HLA regions in EA, 9 in AA and 16 in HA (∼50% of these regions have multiple independent associations); these include 24 novel SLE regions (P<5 × 10(-8)), refined association signals in established regions, extended associations to additional ancestries, and a disentangled complex HLA multigenic effect...
July 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710870/self-changing-behaviour-in-smoking-cessation-linked-to-trait-and-cognitive-impulsivity
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Jaume Celma-Merola, Francesc Abella-Pons, Fernanda Mata, Gerard Pedra-Pagés, Antonio Verdejo-Garcia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To compare impulsivity, measured using self-report and cognitive tasks in people who ceased smoking without treatment (self-changers) with each of the following groups: (i) smoking non-treatment seekers, (ii) people in smoking cessation treatment and currently abstinent, and (iii) people in smoking cessation treatment but non-abstinent. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational study. SETTING: The smoking cessation unit of a public general hospital, Hospital de Santa Maria, in Lleida, Spain...
July 15, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708083/ten-year-trends-1999-2010-of-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-among-the-balearic-islands-adult-population
#15
Maria Del Mar Bibiloni, Mónica González, Alicia Julibert, Isabel Llompart, Antoni Pons, Josep A Tur
The aim of this work was to assess ten-year trends (1999-2010) of adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern (MDP) among the Balearic Islands' adult population. Two independent cross-sectional dietary surveys (1999-2000, n = 1200 and 2009-2010 n = 1388, including participants aged 16-65 years) were carried out in the Balearic Islands, Spain. Dietary habits were assessed by means of two 24 h diet recalls and a validated semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire that covers 145 food items. Adherence to the MDP was defined according to a score constructed considering the consumption of nine MDP characteristic components: high monounsaturated fatty acids:saturated fatty acids (MUFA:SFA) ratio, moderate ethanol consumption, high legumes, cereals and roots, fruits, vegetables, and fish consumption, and low consumption of meat and milk...
July 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707653/canalization-technique-to-obtain-deep-tissue-biopsy-of-gastrointestinal-subepithelial-tumors-as-an-alternative-to-conventional-known-techniques
#16
Ramón Abad-Belando, Modesto J Varas-Lorenzo, Carlos Pons-Vilardell, Xavier Puig-Torrus, Marta Pla-Alcaraz, Antonio Monleón-Getino, Elena Sánchez-Vizcaíno-Mengual
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The most accurate technology to detect and diagnose subepithelial tumors (SETs) is the endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) combined with puncture techniques, such as the endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) or the endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle biopsy. Going further in the improvement of the results of tumor samples obtained endoscopically to diagnose the SETs, the canalization technique guided by miniprobes (MPs) to obtain biopsies of SET could be an alternative to EUS-FNA...
July 13, 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704898/a-case-of-auditory-neuropathy-caused-by-pontine-hemorrhage-in-an-adult
#17
Seung-Hyun Chung, Sung Wook Jeong, Lee-Suk Kim
A pontine hemorrhage can evoke several neurological symptoms because the pons contains various nuclei and nerve fibers. Hearing loss can develop as a result of a pontine hemorrhage because there is an auditory conduction pathway in the cochlear nucleus of the pons. However, very few cases of hearing loss caused by pontine lesions have been reported, and there have been no reports of auditory neuropathy that developed following a pontine hemorrhage. Recently we had a patient who experienced a nontraumatic pontine hemorrhage who was diagnosed with auditory neuropathy...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702636/fe3o4-au-msio2-as-an-enhancing-nanoplatform-for-rose-bengal-photodynamic-activity
#18
I Rosa-Pardo, M Roig-Pons, A A Heredia, J V Usagre, A Ribera, R E Galian, J Pérez-Prieto
A novel nanoplatform composed of three types of materials with different functionalities, specifically core-shell Fe3O4@Au nanoparticles encapsulated near the outer surface of mesoporous silica (mSiO2) nanoparticles, has been successfully synthesised and used to enhance the efficiency of a photosensitiser, namely Rose Bengal, in singlet oxygen generation. Fe3O4 is responsible for the unusual location of the Fe3O4@Au nanoparticle, while the plasmonic shell acts as an optical antenna. In addition, the mesoporous silica matrix firmly encapsulates Rose Bengal by chemical bonding inside the pores, thus guaranteeing its photostability, and in turn making the nanosystem biocompatible...
July 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701996/aberrant-pyramidal-tract-in-comparison-with-pyramidal-tract-on-diffusion-tensor-tractography-a-mini-review
#19
REVIEW
Sungho Jang, Soyoung Kwak
The pyramidal tract (PT) is a major neural tract that controls voluntary movements in the human brain. The PT has several collateral pathways, including the aberrant pyramidal tract (APT), which passes through the medial lemniscus location at the midbrain and pons. Diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) allows visualization and estimation of the APT in three dimensions. In this mini-review, eight DTT studies on the APT were reviewed. Two studies for normal subjects reported the prevalence (17-18% of hemispheres) and the different characteristics (different cortical origin, less directionality, and fewer neural fibers) of the APT compared with the PT...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698645/heart-rhythm-characterization-through-induced-physiological-variables
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Jean-François Pons, Zouhair Haddi, Jean-Claude Deharo, Ahmed Charaï, Rachid Bouchakour, Mustapha Ouladsine, Stéphane Delliaux
Atrial fibrillation remains a major cause of morbi-mortality, making mass screening desirable and leading industry to actively develop devices devoted to automatic AF detection. Because there is a tendency toward mobile devices, there is a need for an accurate, rapid method for studying short inter-beat interval time series for real-time automatic medical monitoring. We report a new methodology to efficiently select highly discriminative variables between physiological states, here a normal sinus rhythm or atrial fibrillation...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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