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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239469/combination-immunotherapy-a-road-map
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Patrick A Ott, F Stephen Hodi, Howard L Kaufman, Jon M Wigginton, Jedd D Wolchok
Cancer immunotherapy and in particular monoclonal antibodies blocking the inhibitory programed cell death 1 pathway (PD-1/PD-L1) have made a significant impact on the treatment of cancer patients in recent years. However, despite the remarkable clinical efficacy of these agents in a number of malignancies, it has become clear that they are not sufficiently active for many patients. Initial evidence, for example with combined inhibition of PD-1 and CTLA-4 in melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), has highlighted the potential to further enhance the clinical benefits of monotherapies by combining agents with synergistic mechanisms of action...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239342/informative-cues-facilitate-saccadic-localization-in-blindsight-monkeys
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Masatoshi Yoshida, Ziad M Hafed, Tadashi Isa
Patients with damage to the primary visual cortex (V1) demonstrate residual visual performance during laboratory tasks despite denying having a conscious percept. The mechanisms behind such performance, often called blindsight, are not fully understood, but the use of surgically-induced unilateral V1 lesions in macaque monkeys provides a useful animal model for exploring such mechanisms. For example, V1-lesioned monkeys localize stimuli in a forced-choice condition while at the same time failing to report awareness of identical stimuli in a yes-no detection condition, similar to human patients...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239236/assessing-composition-and-structure-of-soft-biphasic-media-from-kelvin-voigt-fractional-derivative-model-parameters
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Hong Mei Zhang, Yue Wang, Mostafa Fatemi, Michael F Insana
Kelvin-Voigt fractional derivative (KVFD) model parameters have been used to describe viscoelastic properties of soft tissues. However, translating model parameters into a concise set of intrinsic mechanical properties related to tissue composition and structure remains challenging. This paper begins by exploring these relationships using a biphasic emulsion materials with known composition. Mechanical properties are measured by analyzing data from two indentation techniques - ramp-stress relaxation and load-unload hysteresis tests...
March 2017: Measurement Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238949/defective-axonal-transport-a-common-pathological-mechanism-in-inherited-and-acquired-peripheral-neuropathies
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Robert Prior, Lawrence Van Helleputte, Veronick Benoy, Ludo Van Den Bosch
Peripheral neuropathies are characterized by a progressive and length-dependent loss of peripheral nerve function. This can be caused either by genetic defects, classified as 'inherited peripheral neuropathies', or they can be acquired throughout life. In that case, the disease is caused by various insults such as toxins and mechanical injuries, or it can arise secondary to medical conditions such as metabolic disorders, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation and infections. Peripheral neuropathies are not only very heterogeneous in etiology, but also in their pathology and clinical presentation...
February 23, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238069/novel-5-ht3-receptor-antagonist-qcm-4-attenuates-depressive-like-phenotype-associated-with-obesity-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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Yeshwant Kurhe, R Mahesh, Thangaraj Devadoss
RATIONALE: Depression associated with obesity remains an interesting area to study the biological mechanisms and novel therapeutic intervention. OBJECTIVES: The present study investigates the effect of a novel 5-HT3 receptor antagonist 3-methoxy-N-p-tolylquinoxalin-2-carboxamide (QCM-4) on several pathogenic markers of depression associated with obesity such as plasma insulin resistance, hippocampal cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), serotonin (5-HT) concentrations, hippocampal neuronal damage, and p53 protein expression in high-fat-diet (HFD)-fed mice...
February 25, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237998/optimization-of-herbicidin-a-production-in-submerged-culture-of-streptomyces-scopuliridis-m40
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Sanghyun Ha, Keon Jin Lee, Sang Il Lee, Hyun Jung Gwak, Jong-Hee Lee, Tae-Woon Kim, Hak-Jong Choi, Ja-Young Jang, Jung-Sub Choi, Chang-Jin Kim, Jin-Cheol Kim, Hyeong Hwan Kim, Hae Woong Park
Herbicidin A is a potent herbicide against dicotyledonous plants as well as an antibiotic against phytopathogens. In this study, fermentation parameters for herbicidin A production in submerged culture of Streptomyces scopuliridis M40 were investigated. The herbicidin A concentration varied with the C/N ratio. High C/N ratios (>4) resulted in a herbicidin A production of more than 900 mg/L, whereas maximally 600 mg/L was obtained at ratios between 1-3.5. In 5-L batch fermentation, there was a positive correlation between the oxygen uptake rate (OUR) and herbicidin A production...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237966/drosophila-model-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-reveals-a-feed-forward-loop-in-the-jak-pathway-mediated-by-p38-mapk-signalling
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Ana Terriente-Félix, Lidia Pérez, Sarah J Bray, Angel R Nebreda, Marco Milán
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) of the Philadelphia-negative class comprise polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). They are associated with aberrant amounts of myeloid lineage cells in the blood, and in the case of overt PMF, with the development of myelofibrosis in the bone marrow and the failure to produce normal blood cells. These diseases are usually caused by gain-of-function mutations in the kinase JAK2 Here we use Drosophila to investigate the consequences of activation of the JAK2 ortholog in hematopoiesis...
February 24, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237933/three-dimensional-skin-deformation-as-force-substitution-wearable-device-design-and-performance-during-haptic-exploration-of-virtual-environments
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Samuel B Schorr, Allison Okamura
Virtual reality systems would benefit from a compelling force sensory substitute when workspace or stability limitations prevent the use of kinesthetic force feedback systems. We present a wearable fingertip haptic device with the ability to make and break contact in addition to rendering both shear and normal skin deformation to the fingerpad. A delta mechanism with novel bias spring and tether actuator relocation method enables the use of high-end motors and encoders, allowing precise device control: 10 Hz bandwidth and 0...
February 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Haptics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237807/effects-of-paclitaxel-on-the-development-of-neuropathy-and-affective-behaviors-in-the-mouse
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Wisam Toma, S Lauren Kyte, Deniz Bagdas, Yasmin Alkhlaif, Shakir D Alsharari, Aron H Lichtman, Zhi-Jian Chen, Egidio Del Fabbro, John W Bigbee, David A Gewirtz, M Imad Damaj
Paclitaxel, one of the most commonly used cancer chemotherapeutic drugs, effectively extends the progression-free survival of breast, lung, and ovarian cancer patients. However, paclitaxel and other chemotherapy drugs elicit peripheral nerve fiber dysfunction or degeneration that leads to peripheral neuropathy in a large proportion of cancer patients. Patients receiving chemotherapy also often experience changes in mood, including anxiety and depression. These somatic and affective disorders represent major dose-limiting side effects of chemotherapy...
February 22, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237710/extended-access-methamphetamine-self-administration-elicits-neuroinflammatory-response-along-with-blood-brain-barrier-breakdown
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Joana Gonçalves, Ricardo A Leitão, Alejandro Higuera-Matas, María Amparo Assis, Santiago M Coria, Carlos Fontes-Ribeiro, Emilio Ambrosio, Ana Paula Silva
Methamphetamine (METH) is a highly addictive psychostimulant drug that can lead to neurological and psychiatric abnormalities. Several studies have explored the central impact of METH use, but the mechanism(s) underlying blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction and associated neuroinflammatory processes after chronic METH consumption are still unclear. Important findings in the field are mainly based on in vitro approaches and animal studies using an acute METH paradigm, and not much is known about the neurovascular alterations under a chronic drug use...
February 22, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237468/the-filtration-and-fouling-performance-of-membranes-with-different-pore-sizes-in-algae-harvesting
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Fangchao Zhao, Huaqiang Chu, Zhenjiang Yu, Shuhong Jiang, Xinhua Zhao, Xuefei Zhou, Yalei Zhang
In this study, ultrafiltration membranes with three different pore sizes were applied for algae harvesting to investigate filtration performance. The critical fluxes (JC) increased as the pore size increased, and the JC of 0.03-, 0.05- and 0.1-μm membranes were 20.0, 25.0 and 42.0Lm(-2)h(-1), respectively. During continuous filtration, 0.7JC was selected as the operation flux and the 0.1-μm membrane had the highest initial flux and final flux. It also had the highest flux decline rate, and therefore, the 0...
February 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237125/biomarkers-of-atrial-cardiopathy-and-atrial-fibrillation-detection-on-mobile-outpatient-continuous-telemetry-after-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source
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Denise Sebasigari, Alexander Merkler, Yang Guo, Gino Gialdini, Benjamin Kummer, Morgan Hemendinger, Christopher Song, Antony Chu, Shawna Cutting, Brian Silver, Mitchell S V Elkind, Hooman Kamel, Karen L Furie, Shadi Yaghi
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers of atrial dysfunction or "cardiopathy" are associated with embolic stroke risk. However, it is unclear if this risk is mediated by undiagnosed paroxysmal atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF). We aim to determine whether atrial cardiopathy biomarkers predict AF on continuous heart-rhythm monitoring after embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS). METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective study including all patients with ESUS undergoing 30 days of ambulatory heart-rhythm monitoring to look for AF between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236743/direct-binding-of-microrna-21-pre-element-with-regorafenib-an-alternative-mechanism-for-anti-colorectal-cancer-chemotherapy
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Xiaobing Chen, Bojian Xie, Liang Cao, Feng Zhu, Beibei Chen, Huifang Lv, Xingxing Fan, Lili Han, Liangyu Bie, Xinguang Cao, Xiaokun Shen, Feilin Cao
The Regorafenib is a broad-spectrum kinase inhibitor that has been approved to treat colorectal cancer (CRC). However, evidences have shown that the agent is also implicated in drug interaction with microRNA-21 (miR-21), an oncogenic miRNA which plays a key role in resisting programmed cell death in CRC cells. Here, we supposed that, instead of kinase inhibition, Regorafenib can directly bind to and then stabilize miR-21 pre-element, thus preventing RNase Dicer-meditated cleavage of the pre-element to mature miR-21...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236695/investigation-of-the-elastic-modulus-tensile-and-flexural-strength-of-five-skull-simulant-materials-for-impact-testing-of-a-forensic-skin-skull-brain-model
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Lisa Falland-Cheung, J Neil Waddell, Kai Chun Li, Darryl Tong, Paul Brunton
Conducting in vitro research for forensic, impact and injury simulation modelling generally involves the use of a skull simulant with mechanical properties similar to those found in the human skull. For this study epoxy resin, fibre filled epoxy resin, 3D-printing filaments (PETG, PLA) and self-cure acrylic denture base resin were used to fabricate the specimens (n=20 per material group), according to ISO 527-2 IBB and ISO20795-1. Tensile and flexural testing in a universal testing machine was used to measure their tensile/flexural elastic modulus and strength...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236603/computational-modelling-of-bone-fracture-healing-under-partial-weight-bearing-exercise
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Lihai Zhang, Saeed Miramini, Martin Richardson, Peter Ebeling, David Little, Yi Yang, Zhiyong Huang
A great deal of evidence suggests that partial weight-bearing exercise plays an important role in bone fracture healing. However, current physiotherapy program tends to follow the "Let's try it and see" strategy due to the lack of a fundamental understanding of in vivo mechanical environment required for the better healing outcomes. The purpose of present study is to develop an innovative framework to predict the healing outcomes as a result of post-surgical physical therapy. The raw acceleration data corresponding to a series of walking tests is firstly captured by ActiGraph accelerometers, and then used as input to theoretically estimate the peak ground reaction force (PGRF) and peak loading rate (PLR)...
February 21, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236372/the-rotation-of-mouse-myoblast-nuclei-is-dependent-on-substrate-elasticity
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Ryan Hickey, Andrew E Pelling
The complex interplay of biochemical signaling and mechanical traction forces regulate the position of cellular nuclei. Although the phenomenon of nuclear rotation has been observed for many years, the influence of substrate elasticity was unknown. We discovered another layer of complexity to this phenomenon: nuclear rotation is dependent on substrate elasticity. Nuclear rotation is drastically reduced on physiologically relevant stiffnesses. Here, we studied nuclear rotation in mouse C2C12 myoblasts cultured on soft substrates designed to mimic resting tissue (∼26 kPa) and on hard glass substrates...
February 25, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235605/studies-of-dna-binding-properties-of-lafutidine-as-adjuvant-anticancer-agent-to-calf-thymus-dna-using-multi-spectroscopic-approaches-nmr-relaxation-data-molecular-docking-and-dynamical-simulation
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Hongqin Yang, Peixiao Tang, Bin Tang, Yanmei Huang, Jiawei He, Shanshan Li, Hui Li
The interactions between lafutidine (LAF) and calf thymus DNA (ctDNA) have been investigated both experimentally and theoretically. UV-visible absorption studies confirmed that LAF binds to ctDNA through non-covalent interactions. Fluorescence quenching and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy studies showed that the binding of LAF with ctDNA occurred through static quenching mechanism, resulting in the formation of a LAF-ctDNA complex. The binding constants (K) of the complex were found to be around 10(3)M(-1) via NMR relaxation rates and fluorescence data, and the calculated thermodynamic parameters indicated that hydrogen bonds and van der Waals forces played major roles in the binding of LAF to ctDNA...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231589/ultrasound-elastography-in-diffuse-and-focal-parotid-gland-lesions
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Naglaa Mansour, Benedikt Hofauer, Andreas Knopf
In Europe, ultrasound (US) is the diagnostic gold standard for the visualisation of parotid gland disorders. While high-resolution B-mode US reliably visualises focal lesions, its diagnostic capacity to distinguish tumour entities or to characterise diffuse lesions remains poor. Strain elastography (SE) and shear wave elastography (SWE) are novel imaging techniques that provide additional information about tissue elasticity. SE analyses the strain or displacement in response to force or compression and, therefore, shows the relative tissue elasticity within a selected region of interest (ROI)...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231245/signalling-crosstalk-at-the-leading-edge-controls-tissue-closure-dynamics-in-the-drosophila-embryo
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Raphaël Rousset, Fabrice Carballès, Nadège Parassol, Sébastien Schaub, Delphine Cérézo, Stéphane Noselli
Tissue morphogenesis relies on proper differentiation of morphogenetic domains, adopting specific cell behaviours. Yet, how signalling pathways interact to determine and coordinate these domains remains poorly understood. Dorsal closure (DC) of the Drosophila embryo represents a powerful model to study epithelial cell sheet sealing. In this process, JNK (JUN N-terminal Kinase) signalling controls leading edge (LE) differentiation generating local forces and cell shape changes essential for DC. The LE represents a key morphogenetic domain in which, in addition to JNK, a number of signalling pathways converges and interacts (anterior/posterior -AP- determination; segmentation genes, such as Wnt/Wingless; TGFβ/Decapentaplegic)...
February 23, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230867/ultrafast-electron-and-hole-transfer-dynamics-of-a-solar-cell-dye-containing-hole-acceptors-on-mesoporous-tio2-and-al2o3
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Mirko Scholz, Oliver Flender, Gerrit Boschloo, Kawon Oum, Thomas Lenzer
The stability of dye cations against recombination with conduction band electrons in mesoporous TiO2 electrodes is a key property for improving light harvesting in dye-sensitised solar cells. Using ultrafast transient broadband absorption spectroscopy, we monitor efficient intramolecular hole transfer in the solar cell dye E6 having two peripheral triarylamine acceptors. After photoexcitation, two hole transfer mechanisms are identified: a concerted mechanism for electron injection and hole transfer (2.4 ps) and a sequential mechanism with time constants of 3...
February 23, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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