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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805509/enhanced-cell-killing-and-apoptosis-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-with-ultrasound-in-combination-with-cetuximab-coated-albumin-microbubbles
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Kyoichi Narihira, Akiko Watanabe, Hong Sheng, Hitomi Endo, Loreto B Feril, Yutaka Irie, Koichi Ogawa, Seyedeh Moosavi-Nejad, Seiji Kondo, Toshihiro Kikuta, Katsuro Tachibana
Targeted microbubbles has the potential to be used for ultrasound (US) therapy and diagnosis of various cancers. In the present study, US was irradiated to oral squamous cell carcinoma cells (HSC-2) in the presence of cetuximab coated albumin microbubbles (CCAM). Cell killing rate with ultrasound treatment at 0.9W/cm(2) and 1.0W/cm(2) in the presence of CCAM was greater compared to non-targeted albumin microbubbles (p < 0.05). On the other hand, selective cell killing was not observed in human myelomonocytic lymphoma cell line (U937) that had no affinity to cetuximab...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805402/middle-ground-approach-to-paradox-within-and-between-culture-examination-of-the-creative-benefits-of-paradoxical-frames
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Angela K-Y Leung, Shyhnan Liou, Ella Miron-Spektor, Brandon Koh, David Chan, Roni Eisenberg, Iris Schneider
Thriving in increasingly complex and ambiguous environments requires creativity and the capability to reconcile conflicting demands. Recent evidence with Western samples has suggested that paradoxical frames, or mental templates that encourage individuals to recognize and embrace contradictions, could produce creative benefits. We extended the timely, but understudied, topic by studying the nuances of for whom and why creative advantages of paradoxical frames emerge. We suggest that people endorsing a middle ground approach are less likely to scrutinize conflict and reconcile with integrative solutions, thus receiving less creative benefits of paradoxical frames...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804782/dopaminergic-medication-increases-reliance-on-current-information-in-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Iris Vilares, Konrad P Kording
The neurotransmitter dopamine is crucial for decision-making under uncertainty but its computational role is still a subject of intense debate. To test potential roles, we had patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), who have less internally-generated dopamine, participate in a visual decision-making task in which uncertainty in both prior and current sensory information was varied and where behavior is often predicted by Bayesian statistics. We found that many aspects of uncertainty processing were conserved in PD: they could learn the prior uncertainty and utilize both priors and current sensory information...
August 2017: Nature Human Behaviour
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804682/effects-of-intensive-pitavastatin-therapy-on-glucose-control-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Yan-Bo Wang, Xiang-Hua Fu, Xin-Shun Gu, Wei-Ze Fan, Yun-Fa Jiang, Guo-Zhen Hao, Qing Miao, Jie Cao, Bing Fu, Yi Li
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effects of intensive pitavastatin therapy on glucose control in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: Patients who had ACS with significant stenosis on initial coronary angiography and received successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China from August 2015 to January 2016 were enrolled in this study. The patients were randomized to receive pitavastatin (4 mg daily) or atorvastatin (20 mg daily)...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804594/does-trauma-event-type-matter-in-the-assessment-of-traumatic-load
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Daniela Conrad, Sarah Wilker, Anett Pfeiffer, Birke Lingenfelder, Tracie Ebalu, Hartmut Lanzinger, Thomas Elbert, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Stephan Kolassa
Background: The likelihood of developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) depends on the interaction of individual risk factors and cumulative traumatic experiences. Hence, the identification of individual susceptibility factors warrants precise quantification of trauma exposure. Previous research indicated that some traumatic events may have more severe influences on mental health than others; thus, the assessment of traumatic load may be improved by weighting event list items rather than calculating the simple sum score...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803568/history-of-child-maltreatment-and-telomere-length-in-immune-cell-subsets-associations-with-stress-and-attachment-related-hormones
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Christina Boeck, Sabrina Krause, Alexander Karabatsiakis, Katharina Schury, Harald Gündel, Christiane Waller, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
Experiencing maltreatment during childhood can have long-lasting consequences for both mental and physical health. Immune cell telomere length (TL) shortening might be one link between child maltreatment (CM) experiences and adverse health outcomes later in life. While the stress hormone cortisol has been associated with TL attrition, the attachment-related hormone oxytocin may promote resilience. In 15 mothers with and 15 age- and body mass index-matched mothers without CM, we assessed TL in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and selected immune cell subsets (monocytes, naive, and memory cytotoxic T cells) by quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridization, as well as peripheral cortisol and oxytocin levels...
August 14, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803092/uniform-field-loop-gap-resonator-and-rectangular-teu02-for-aqueous-sample-epr-at-94ghz
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Jason W Sidabras, Tadeusz Sarna, Richard R Mett, James S Hyde
In this work we present the design and implementation of two uniform-field resonators: a seven-loop-six-gap loop-gap resonator (LGR) and a rectangular TEU02 cavity resonator. Each resonator has uniform-field-producing end-sections. These resonators have been designed for electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) of aqueous samples at 94GHz. The LGR geometry employs low-loss Rexolite end-sections to improve the field homogeneity over a 3mm sample region-of-interest from near-cosine distribution to 90% uniform. The LGR was designed to accommodate large degassable Polytetrafluorethylen (PTFE) tubes (0...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802684/-management-of-post-traumatic-aphakia-and-aniridia-retrospective-study-of-17-patients-undergoing-scleral-sutured-artificial-iris-intraocular-lens-implantation-management-of-aphakia-aniridia-with-scleral-sutured-artificial-iris-intraocular-lenses
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A-S Villemont, V Kocaba, H Janin-Manificat, L Abouaf, M Poli, A-S Marty, M Rabilloud, J Fleury, C Burillon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of artificial iris intraocular lenses sutured to the sclera for managing traumatic aphakia and aniridia. METHODS: All consecutive cases receiving a Morcher(®) combination implant from June 2008 to February 2016 in Edouard-Herriot Hospital (Lyon, France) were included in this single-center retrospective study. Visual acuity, subjective degree of glare, quality of life and surgical complications were evaluated. RESULTS: Seventeen eyes of 17 patients were included, among which 82% were male...
August 9, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802252/exploiting-radiation-induced-signaling-to-increase-the-susceptibility-of-resistant-cancer-cells-to-targeted-drugs-akt-and-mtor-inhibitors-as-an-example
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Iris Eke, Adeola Y Makinde, Molykutty J Aryankalayil, Veit Sandfort, Sanjeewani T Palayoor, Barbara H Rath, Lance Liotta, Mariaelena Pierobon, Emanuel F Petricoin, Matthew F Brown, Jayne M Stommel, Mansoor M Ahmed, C Norman Coleman
Implementing targeted drug therapy in radio-oncologic treatment regimens has greatly improved the outcome of cancer patients. However, the efficacy of molecular targeted drugs such as inhibitory antibodies or small molecule inhibitors essentially depends on target expression and activity, which both can change during the course of treatment. Radiotherapy has previously been shown to activate pro-survival pathways which can help tumor cells to adapt and thereby survive treatment. Therefore, we aimed to identify changes in signaling induced by radiation and evaluate the potential of targeting these changes with small molecules to increase the therapeutic efficacy on cancer cell survival...
August 11, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801203/echocardiographic-prediction-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-response-requires-analysis-of-both-mechanical-dyssynchrony-and-right-ventricular-function-a-combined-analysis-of%C3%A2-patient-data-and-computer-simulations
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Wouter M van Everdingen, John Walmsley, Maarten J Cramer, Iris van Hagen, Bart W L De Boeck, Mathias Meine, Tammo Delhaas, Pieter A Doevendans, Frits W Prinzen, Joost Lumens, Geert E Leenders
BACKGROUND: Pronounced echocardiographically measured mechanical dyssynchrony is a positive predictor of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), whereas right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a negative predictor. The aim of this study was to investigate how RV dysfunction influences the association between mechanical dyssynchrony and left ventricular (LV) volumetric remodeling following CRT. METHODS: One hundred twenty-two CRT candidates (mean LV ejection fraction, 19 ± 6%; mean QRS width, 168 ± 21 msec) were prospectively enrolled and underwent echocardiography before and 6 months after CRT...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800954/a-tim-3-oligonucleotide-aptamer-enhances-t-cell-functions-and-potentiates-tumor-immunity-in-mice
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Tal Gefen, Iris Castro, Darija Muharemagic, Yvonne Puplampu-Dove, Shradha Patel, Eli Gilboa
T cell immunoglobulin-3 (TIM-3) is a negative regulator of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) secreting CD4(+) T cells and CD8(+) T cytotoxic cells. Recent studies have highlighted the role of TIM-3 as an important mediator of CD8(+) T cell exhaustion in the setting of chronic viral infections and cancer. In murine tumor models, antibody blockade of TIM-3 with anti-TIM-3 antibodies as monotherapy has no or minimal antitumor activity, suggesting that TIM-3 signaling exerts an accessory or amplifying effect in keeping immune responses in check...
August 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800917/thyrotoxic-rubber-antioxidants-2-mercaptobenzimidazole-and-its-methyl-derivatives-cause-both-inhibition-and-induction-of-drug-metabolizing-activity-in-rat-liver-microsomes-after-repeated-oral-administration
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Atsuko Miyajima, Kazue Sakemi-Hoshikawa, Makoto Usami, Katsuyoshi Mitsunaga, Tomohiko Irie, Yasuo Ohno, Momoko Sunouchi
We examined the effects of thyrotoxic rubber antioxidants, 2-mercaptobenzimidazole (MBI, 0.3 mmol/kg/day) and its methyl derivatives, methyl-MBIs [4-methyl-MBI (4-MeMBI, 0.6 mmol/kg/day), 5-methyl-MBI (5-MeMBI, 0.6 mmol/kg/day), and 4(or 5)-methyl-MBI (4(5)-MeMBI, 0.6 or 1.2 mmol/kg/day)], on the drug-metabolizing activity in male rat liver microsomes by 8-day repeated oral administration. The weight of liver and thyroid were increased by all the test chemicals; MBI was most potent, and there was no additive or synergistic effect between 4-MeMBI and 5-MeMBI...
August 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800162/feeding-imprinting-the-extreme-test-case-of-premature-infants-born-with-very-low-birth-weight
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Moriya Suberi, Iris Morag, Tzipora Strauss, Ronny Geva
Feeding imprinting, considered a survival-enabling process, is not well understood. Infants born very preterm, who first feed passively, are an effective model for studying feeding imprinting. Retrospective analysis of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) records of 255 infants (Mgestational age  = 29.98 ± 1.64) enabled exploring the notion that direct breastfeeding (DBF) during NICU stay leads to consumption of more mother's milk and earlier NICU discharge. Results showed that DBF before the first bottle feeding is related to shorter transition into oral feeding, a younger age of full oral feeding accomplishment and earlier discharge...
August 11, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799019/endometriosis-and-the-risk-of-skin-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Leslie V Farland, Simon Lorrain, Stacey A Missmer, Laureen Dartois, Iris Cervenka, Isabelle Savoye, Sylvie Mesrine, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Marina Kvaskoff
PURPOSE: Endometriosis has been associated with an increased risk of skin melanoma. However, associations with other skin cancer types and how they compare with melanoma are unclear. Our objective was to prospectively investigate the relationships between endometriosis and risk of non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers. METHODS: E3N is a prospective cohort of 98,995 French women aged 40-65 years in 1990. Data on surgically confirmed endometriosis and skin cancer diagnoses were collected every 2-3 years through self-report, with skin cancer cases confirmed through pathology reports...
August 10, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797974/a-portable-training-model-for-deep-bypass-surgery
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Jiwook Ryu, Seok Keun Choi, Yeongu Chung, Sung Ho Lee, Bi-O Jeong
INTRODUCTION: Deep bypass surgery remains a challenging operative procedure. For novice trainees, there is a high barrier to improving the microsurgical skills needed for this procedure because of the relatively low number of cases and the high cost of microsurgical instruments. Here, the authors introduce a training model that includes highly accessible devices and does not require a microscope. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The surgical environment consisted of two 15...
August 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797737/nkt-cells-are-important-mediators-of-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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James A Richards, Stephen J Wigmore, Stephen M Anderton, Sarah E M Howie
INTRODUCTION: IRI results from the interruption then reinstatement of an organ's blood supply, and this poses a significant problem in liver transplantation and resectional surgery. In this paper, we explore the role T cells play in the pathogenesis of this injury. MATERIALS & METHODS: We used an in vivo murine model of warm partial hepatic IRI, genetically-modified mice, in vivo antibody depletion, adoptive cell transfer and flow cytometry to determine which lymphocyte subsets contribute to pathology...
August 7, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797651/biological-effects-and-chemical-characterization-of-iris-schachtii-markgr-extracts-a-new-source-of-bioactive-constituents
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Andrei Mocan, Gokhan Zengin, Adriano Mollica, Ahmet Uysal, Erdogan Gunes, Gianina Crișan, Abdurrahman Aktumsek
This study gathers information about the effects of different extracts (methanol and water) from rhizomes and aerial parts of Iris schachtii on selected enzymes (cholinesterases, alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase, tyrosinase and lipase) as well as on their antioxidant capacities and antimutagenic properties in relation with their phenolic composition. The chemical composition was assessed by determining total phenolic and flavonoid content as well as individual phenolic compounds by HPLC-DAD. Moreover, antioxidant abilities of the investigated extracts were tested by using different assays including free radical scavenging (DPPH and ABTS), reducing power (CUPRAC and FRAP), phosphomolybdenum and metal chelating, overall rhizomes being indicated as a superior source of antioxidant compounds...
August 7, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797122/cross-seeding-of-prions-by-aggregated-%C3%AE-synuclein-leads-to-transmissible-spongiform-encephalopathy
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Elizaveta Katorcha, Natallia Makarava, Young Jin Lee, Iris Lindberg, Mervyn J Monteiro, Gabor G Kovacs, Ilia V Baskakov
Aggregation of misfolded proteins or peptides is a common feature of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, prion and other diseases. Recent years have witnessed a growing number of reports of overlap in neuropathological features that were once thought to be unique to only one neurodegenerative disorder. However, the origin for the overlap remains unclear. One possibility is that diseases with mixed brain pathologies might arise from cross-seeding of one amyloidogenic protein by aggregated states of unrelated proteins...
August 10, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796997/dynamics-of-inflammatory-factors-in-aqueous-humor-during-ranibizumab-or-aflibercept-treatment-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Ryosuke Motohashi, Hidetaka Noma, Kanako Yasuda, Osamu Kotake, Hiroshi Goto, Masahiko Shimura
PURPOSE: To evaluate the dynamic changes of the aqueous humor levels of inflammatory factors between patients receiving intravitreal ranibizumab injection (IRI) and aflibercept injection (IAI) in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: The study was performed on 30 eyes with AMD that were scheduled to receive 3 doses of IRI (15 eyes) or IAI (15 eyes) at monthly intervals. Aqueous humor samples were collected when injection was done...
August 11, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796779/dose-and-timing-of-injections-for-effective-cyclosporine-a-pretreatment-before-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-in-mice
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Sandrine Lemoine, Bruno Pillot, Lionel Augeul, Maud Rabeyrin, Annie Varennes, Gabrielle Normand, Delphine Baetz, Michel Ovize, Laurent Juillard
BACKGROUND: There is experimental evidence that lethal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is largely due to mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening, which can be prevented by cyclosporine A (CsA). The aim of our study is to show that a higher dose of CsA (10 mg/kg) injected just before ischemia or a lower dose of CsA (3 mg/kg) injected further in advance of ischemia (1 h) protects the kidneys and improves mitochondrial function. METHODS: All mice underwent a right unilateral nephrectomy followed by 30 min clamping of the left renal artery...
2017: PloS One
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