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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432830/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-symptomatic-urinary-tract-infection-after-endoscopic-incision-for-the-treatment-of-ureterocele-in-children
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Kimihiko Moriya, Michiko Nakamura, Yoko Nishimura, Yukiko Kanno, Takeya Kitta, Masafumi Kon, Nobuo Shinohara
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the impact of endoscopic incision for ureterocele as an initial procedure, retrospective chart review was performed focusing on the prevalence and risk factors of symptomatic urinary tract infection after endoscopic incision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among children with ureterocele who were managed between September 1994 and April 2016, patients who were observed conservatively without additional surgical management after endoscopic incision were included in this study...
April 22, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431250/nuclear-proximity-of-mtr4-to-rna-exosome-restricts-dna-mutational-asymmetry
#2
Junghyun Lim, Pankaj Kumar Giri, David Kazadi, Brice Laffleur, Wanwei Zhang, Veronika Grinstein, Evangelos Pefanis, Lewis M Brown, Erik Ladewig, Ophélie Martin, Yuling Chen, Raul Rabadan, François Boyer, Gerson Rothschild, Michel Cogné, Eric Pinaud, Haiteng Deng, Uttiya Basu
The distribution of sense and antisense strand DNA mutations on transcribed duplex DNA contributes to the development of immune and neural systems along with the progression of cancer. Because developmentally matured B cells undergo biologically programmed strand-specific DNA mutagenesis at focal DNA/RNA hybrid structures, they make a convenient system to investigate strand-specific mutagenesis mechanisms. We demonstrate that the sense and antisense strand DNA mutagenesis at the immunoglobulin heavy chain locus and some other regions of the B cell genome depends upon localized RNA processing protein complex formation in the nucleus...
April 20, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425525/exploiting-hydrogen-bonding-interactions-to-probe-smaller-linear-and-cyclic-diamines-binding-to-g-quadruplexes-a-dft-and-molecular-dynamics-study
#3
Mrinal Kanti Si, Anik Sen, Bishwajit Ganguly
G-quadruplexes are formed by the association of four guanine bases through Hoogsteen hydrogen bonding in guanine-rich sequences of DNA and exist in the telomere as well as in promoter regions of certain oncogenes. The sequences of G-quadruplex-DNA are targets for the design of molecules that can bind and can be developed as anti-cancer drugs. The linear and cyclic protonated diamines have been explored to bind to G-quadruplex-DNA through hydrogen bonding interactions. The quadruplex-DNA binders exploit π-stacking and hydrogen bonding interactions with the phosphate backbone of loops and grooves...
April 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422238/3d-single-molecule-tracking-enables-direct-hybridization-kinetics-measurement-in-solution
#4
Cong Liu, Judy M Obliosca, Yen-Liang Liu, Yu-An Chen, Ning Jiang, Hsin-Chih Yeh
Single-molecule measurements of DNA hybridization kinetics are mostly performed on a surface or inside a trap. Here we demonstrate a time-resolved, 3D single-molecule tracking (3D-SMT) method that allows us to follow a freely diffusing ssDNA molecule in solution for hundreds of milliseconds or even seconds and observe multiple annealing and melting events taking place on the same molecule. This is achieved by combining confocal-feedback 3D-SMT with time-domain fluorescence lifetime measurement, where fluorescence lifetime serves as the indicator of hybridization...
April 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419869/allodemic-distribution-of-plasmids-co-harbouring-blactx-m-15-aac-6-ib-cr-qnrb-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-is-the-main-source-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-in-uruguay-s-paediatric-hospital
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V Garcia-Fulgueiras, L Araujo, I Bado, N F Cordeiro, M I Mota, G Laguna, G Algorta, R Vignoli
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the characteristics of clinical isolates of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing enterobacteria (EPE) in Uruguay's paediatric hospital. METHODS: ESBLs, qnr alleles and aac(6')-Ib-cr were sought and characterised in EPE isolated between March 2010 and March 2012. Transfer of resistance determinants was assessed by conjugation. Incompatibility (Inc) groups, plasmid toxin-antitoxin systems (TAS) and plasmid size were determined in transconjugants...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418649/nature-s-selection-of-geranyl-group-as-a-trna-modification-the-effects-of-chain-length-on-base-pairing-specificity
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Phensinee Haruehanroengra, Sweta Vangaveti, Srivathsan V Ranganathan, Rui Wang, Alan Chen, Jia Sheng
The recently discovered geranyl modification on the 2-thio position of wobble U34 residues in tRNA(Glu), tRNA(Lys), and tRNA(Gln) in several bacteria has been found to enhance the U:G pairing specificity and reduce the frameshifting error during translation. It is a fundamentally interesting question why nature chose a C10 terpene group in tRNA systems. In this study, we explore the significance of the terpene length on base-paring stability and specificity using a series of 2-thiouridine analogues containing different lengths of carbon chains, namely, methyl- (C1), dimethylallyl- (C5), and farnesyl-modified (C15) 2-thiothymidines in a DNA duplex...
April 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411701/lack-of-symmetry-in-the-major-lower-limb-veins
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Anirudh Chandrashekar, Antonios Gasparis, Nicos Labropoulos
BACKGROUND: Contemporary texts frequently present the venous system of the lower limb as a prime example of bilateral symmetry. However, overt bilateral asymmetry may be noted. This study was designed to examine and to quantify the level of symmetry in the lower extremity veins. METHODS: This prospective cohort study evaluated major anatomic differences between right and left lower extremity veins in adult patients. Two hundred patients presenting with signs and symptoms of chronic venous disease (CVD; class 2-6) and venous reflux on duplex ultrasound were examined...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411699/outcomes-of-a-single-center-experience-with-classification-and-treatment-of-endothermal-heat-induced-thrombosis-after-endovenous-ablation
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Lindsey M Korepta, Jennifer J Watson, M Ashraf Mansour, Christopher M Chambers, Robert F Cuff, Jason D Slaikeu, Peter Y Wong
OBJECTIVE: Endothermal heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) is a known complication of endothermal venous ablation procedures. EHIT can lead to deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism, which cause significant disability and, rarely, death. Other studies have evaluated risk factors for EHIT. There is an accepted grading system for EHIT, but there is no consensus on treatment type, duration, or follow-up. We retrospectively evaluated all cases of EHIT after radiofrequency ablation or endovenous laser ablation at our institution during a 7-year period, focusing on classification, treatment, and outcomes of EHIT...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400564/a-novel-4-arm-dna-rna-nanoconstruct-triggering-rapid-apoptosis-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-within-24%C3%A2-hours
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Joline Tung, Lih Shin Tew, Yuan-Man Hsu, Yit Lung Khung
Measuring at ~30 nm, a fully customizable holliday junction DNA nanoconstruct, was designed to simultaneously carry three unmodified SiRNA strands for apoptosis gene knockout in cancer cells without any assistance from commercial transfection kits. In brief, a holliday junction structure was intelligently designed to present one arm with a cell targeting aptamer (AS1411) while the remaining three arms to carry different SiRNA strands by means of DNA/RNA duplex for inducing apoptosis in cancer cells. By carrying the three SiRNA strands (AKT, MDM2 and Survivin) into triple negative breast MDA-MB-231 cancer cells, cell number had reduced by up to ~82% within 24 hours solely from one single administration of 32 picomoles...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393184/hyperbaric-oxygen-inhibits-venous-neointimal-hyperplasia-following-arteriovenous-fistulization
#10
Zhui Li, Maoping Li, Xiangjie Li, Mao Zhang, Yu Zhao, Wei Ren, Jun Cheng, Xuehu Wang
Hypoxia following arteriovenous fistulization results in venous neointimal hyperplasia (VNH), potentially causing early arteriovenous fistula (AVF) dysfunction. In this study, we used hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) in a rabbit model of AVF to determine whether it could ameliorate early AVF failure. Chronic renal failure was induced by adenine in 96 adult rabbits randomly divided into 3 groups (n=32 in each group). The sham + HBO group underwent sham operation and received HBO. The AVF alone group underwent fistulization, but did not receive HBO...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388001/exploring-the-rna-bound-and-rna-free-human-argonaute-2-by-molecular-dynamics-simulation-method
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Ren Kong, Lei Xu, Lianhua Piao, Dawei Zhang, Ting-Jun Hou, Shan Chang
Argonaute 2 (Ago2) protein is the major vehicle of MicroRNAs (miRNAs) guided gene repression and silencing processes. Although the crystal structure of human Ago2 (hAgo2) has recently been disclosed but the information of dynamically structural character of protein-RNA recognition is still lacking. Molecular dynamics simulations were used to systematically explore hAgo2 in the presence and absence of RNA duplex. Stable direct and water-mediated hydrogen bonds were observed between guide RNA backbone atoms and hAgo2, especially for nucleotides 2-7...
April 7, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377028/transurethral-incision-of-ureterocele-does-the-time-of-presentation-affect-the-need-for-further-surgical-interventions
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A Hodhod, R Jednak, J Khriguian, M El-Sherbiny
OBJECTIVES: Ureterocele management is considered to be one of the famous debates in pediatric urology. Despite some considering transurethral ureterocele incision (TUI) as a temporary line of treatment, others have reported good results in terms of being a definitive treatment. The present study evaluated the feasibility of TUI as a definitive line of management. Moreover, it studied the impact of presentation on the outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The charts of patients who had ureteroceles from 1995 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374705/-effects-of-chronic-tabacco-smoking-on-the-cerebral-blood-flow
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N V Zakharchuk, V A Nevzorova, V M Chertok, N S Sarafanova
AIM: To study an effect of chronic smoking on cerebral hemodynamics and cerebrovascular reactivity in different segments of the arterial system of the brain in men. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male patients enrolled in the study were divided into two groups: controls (n=11) and smokers (n=24) with index 30.7 pack-year smoking history. Haemorheological parameters: viscosity of blood, aggregation of erythrocytes, hematocrit, fibrinogen were evaluated in both groups. Using carotid duplex ultrasound (MyLab 50 Esaote, Italy), intima-media thickness (IMT) of common carotid arteries (CCA) was measured...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373576/dual-bioluminescence-and-near-infrared-fluorescence-monitoring-to-evaluate-spherical-nucleic-acid-nanoconjugate-activity-in-vivo
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Timothy L Sita, Fotini M Kouri, Lisa A Hurley, Timothy J Merkel, Alexandra Chalastanis, Jasmine L May, Serena T Ghelfi, Lisa E Cole, Thomas C Cayton, Stacey N Barnaby, Anthony J Sprangers, Nikunjkumar Savalia, Charles David James, Andrew Lee, Chad A Mirkin, Alexander H Stegh
RNA interference (RNAi)-based gene regulation platforms have shown promise as a novel class of therapeutics for the precision treatment of cancer. Techniques in preclinical evaluation of RNAi-based nanoconjugates have yet to allow for optimization of their gene regulatory activity. We have developed spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) as a blood-brain barrier-/blood-tumor barrier-penetrating nanoconjugate to deliver small interfering (si) and micro (mi)RNAs to intracranial glioblastoma (GBM) tumor sites. To identify high-activity SNA conjugates and to determine optimal SNA treatment regimens, we developed a reporter xenograft model to evaluate SNA efficacy in vivo...
April 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369626/orientation-dependent-fret-system-reveals-differences-in-structures-and-flexibilities-of-nicked-and-gapped-dna-duplexes
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Hiromu Kashida, Ayako Kurihara, Hayato Kawai, Hiroyuki Asanuma
Differences in structures and flexibilities of DNA duplexes play important roles on recognition by DNA-binding proteins. We herein describe a novel method for structural analyses of DNA duplexes by using orientation dependence of Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET). We first analyzed canonical B-form duplex and correct structural parameters were obtained. The experimental FRET efficiencies were in excellent agreement with values theoretically calculated by using determined parameters. We then investigated DNA duplexes with nick and gaps, which are key intermediates in DNA repair systems...
March 23, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366764/in%C3%A2-vivo-excision-of-hiv-1-provirus-by-sacas9-and-multiplex-single-guide-rnas-in-animal-models
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Chaoran Yin, Ting Zhang, Xiying Qu, Yonggang Zhang, Raj Putatunda, Xiao Xiao, Fang Li, Weidong Xiao, Huaqing Zhao, Shen Dai, Xuebin Qin, Xianming Mo, Won-Bin Young, Kamel Khalili, Wenhui Hu
CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9)-mediated genome editing provides a promising cure for HIV-1/AIDS; however, gene delivery efficiency in vivo remains an obstacle to overcome. Here, we demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of excising the HIV-1 provirus in three different animal models using an all-in-one adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector to deliver multiplex single-guide RNAs (sgRNAs) plus Staphylococcus aureus Cas9 (saCas9). The quadruplex sgRNAs/saCas9 vector outperformed the duplex vector in excising the integrated HIV-1 genome in cultured neural stem/progenitor cells from HIV-1 Tg26 transgenic mice...
March 30, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362093/selective-and-robust-stabilization-of-triplex-dna-structures-using-cationic-comb-type-copolymers
#17
Asako Yamayoshi, Daisuke Miyoshi, Yu-Ki Zouzumi, Yohei Matsuyama, Jumpei Ariyoshi, Naohiko Shimada, Akira Murakami, Takehiko Wada, Atsushi Maruyama
DNA sequences capable of forming triplexes induce DNA double-strand breaks that have attracted attention in genome editing technologies (e.g., CRISPR/Cas9 system, TALEN, and ZFN). Therefore, novel functional tools that stabilize triplex DNA structures must be further investigated to spark renewed interest. In this study, we investigated the unique character of cationic comb-type copolymers for the selective stabilization of triplex DNA. The melting temperature (Tm) of triplex DNA increased from 24.5 ºC to 73...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352206/color-duplex-ultrasonography-findings-of-temporal-arteries-in-a-case-of-giant-cell-arteritis-role-in-diagnosis-and-follow-up
#18
Antonella Laria, Alfredo Lurati, Magda Scarpellini
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic autoimmune disease that affects medium- and large-sized arteries. The diagnostic gold standard is the temporal artery biopsy, but it has limited sensitivity and some difficulties in reproducibility. Color duplex ultrasonography is a noninvasive, reproducible, and inexpensive method for diagnosis of temporal arteries involvement (temporal arteritis [TA]) in GCA with high sensitivity and specificity. We present the ultrasound findings at baseline and during follow-up in a case of TA in a patient with GCA...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351310/one-year-outcomes-of-the-paclitaxel-eluting-self-expanding-stentys-stent-system-in-the-treatment-of-infrapopliteal-lesions-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemias
#19
Marc Bosiers, Joren Callaert, Koen Keirse, Jeroen M H Hendriks, Patrick Peeters, Jürgen Verbist, Lieven Maene, Roel Beelen, Koen Deloose
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy of the paclitaxel-coated, self-expanding, nitinol Stentys Stent System in tibioperoneal lesions ≤50 mm long. METHODS: The prospective, single-arm, multicenter PES-BTK-70 trial ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01630070) evaluated the safety and efficacy of the coronary Stentys Stent System in the treatment of a stenotic or occlusive lesion ≤50 mm long in the tibioperoneal arteries of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349431/detection-and-characterization-of-r-loop-structures
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Raquel Boque-Sastre, Marta Soler, Sonia Guil
R loops are special three stranded nucleic acid structures that comprise a nascent RNA hybridized with the DNA template strand, leaving a non-template DNA single-stranded. More specifically, R loops form in vivo as G-rich RNA transcripts invade the DNA duplex and anneal to the template strand to generate an RNA:DNA hybrid, leaving the non-template, G-rich DNA strand in a largely single-stranded conformation (Aguilera and Garcia-Muse, Mol Cell 46:115-124, 2012).DNA-RNA hybrids are a natural occurrence within eukaryotic cells, with levels of these hybrids increasing at sites with high transcriptional activity, such as during transcription initiation, repression, and elongation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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