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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931070/atrazine-induced-epigenetic-transgenerational-inheritance-of-disease-lean-phenotype-and-sperm-epimutation-pathology-biomarkers
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Margaux McBirney, Stephanie E King, Michelle Pappalardo, Elizabeth Houser, Margaret Unkefer, Eric Nilsson, Ingrid Sadler-Riggleman, Daniel Beck, Paul Winchester, Michael K Skinner
Ancestral environmental exposures to a variety of environmental toxicants and other factors have been shown to promote the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of adult onset disease. The current study examined the potential transgenerational actions of the herbicide atrazine. Atrazine is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the agricultural industry, in particular with corn and soy crops. Outbred gestating female rats were transiently exposed to a vehicle control or atrazine. The F1 generation offspring were bred to generate the F2 generation and then the F2 generation bred to generate the F3 generation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931056/heterogeneity-in-the-expression-and-subcellular-localization-of-polyol-monosaccharide-transporter-genes-in-lotus-japonicus
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Lu Tian, Leru Liu, Yehu Yin, Mingchao Huang, Yanbo Chen, Xinlan Xu, Pingzhi Wu, Meiru Li, Guojiang Wu, Huawu Jiang, Yaping Chen
Polyols can serve as a means for the translocation of carbon skeletons and energy between source and sink organs as well as being osmoprotective solutes and antioxidants which may be involved in the resistance of some plants to biotic and abiotic stresses. Polyol/Monosaccharide transporter (PLT) proteins previously identified in plants are involved in the loading of polyols into the phloem and are reported to be located in the plasma membrane. The functions of PLT proteins in leguminous plants are not yet clear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930991/using-an-adapted-microfluidic-olfactory-chip-for-the-imaging-of-neuronal-activity-in-response-to-pheromones-in-male-c-elegans-head-neurons
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Douglas K Reilly, Daniel E Lawler, Dirk R Albrecht, Jagan Srinivasan
The use of calcium indicators has greatly enhanced our understanding of neural dynamics and regulation. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, with its completely mapped nervous system and transparent anatomy, presents an ideal model for understanding real-time neural dynamics using calcium indicators. In combination with microfluidic technologies and experimental designs, calcium-imaging studies using these indicators are performed in both free-moving and trapped animals. However, most previous studies utilizing trapping devices, such as the olfactory chip described in Chronis et al...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930822/five-years-experience-on-3-4-diaminopyridine-phosphate-in-lambert-eaton-syndrome-case-reports
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Simona Portaro, Teresa Brizzi, Stefano Sinicropi, Alberto Cacciola, Maria Cristina De Cola, Alessia Bramanti, Demetrio Milardi, Antonino Lupica, Placido Bramanti, Antonio Toscano, Carmelo Rodolico
RATIONALE: To report our experience on 7 patients (4 males and 3 females), affected by nonparaneoplastic Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, treated with 3,4-diaminopyridine phosphate (3,4-DAPP) either alone or in combination with other immunosuppressants or steroids. PATIENT CONCERNS: Patients have been evaluated at specific timepoints (ie, baseline and last 5 year follow-up), with neurological examination, autoantibodies against presynaptic voltage-gated Cav2.1 (P/Q type) calcium ion channel (VGCC) dosage, neurophysiological evaluation focusing on the increased amplitude of the compound muscle action potential (cMAP) after maximum voluntary effort, quantitative myasthenia gravis (QMG) and activities of daily living scales, and autonomic nervous system involvement evaluation...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930792/laser-treatment-of-professional-tattoos-with-a-1064-532-nm-dual-wavelength-picosecond-laser
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Arielle N B Kauvar, Terrence C Keaney, Tina Alster
BACKGROUND: Picosecond-domain laser pulses improve the photomechanical disruption of tattoos. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the efficacy and safety of a novel, dual-wavelength, 1,064/532-nm, picosecond-domain laser for tattoo clearance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, self-controlled, clinical study of 34 subjects with 39 tattoos treated at 2 sites with an interval of 4.8 ± 1.6 weeks and up to 10 treatments (mean, 7.5). Blinded evaluation and investigator assessment of serial digital images was performed to evaluate treatment efficacy in the 36 tattoos that received at least 3 treatments...
September 19, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930786/the-relationship-between-2009-pandemic-h1n1-influenza-during-pregnancy-and-preterm-birth-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Deshayne B Fell, Robert W Platt, Olga Basso, Kumanan Wilson, Jay S Kaufman, David L Buckeridge, Jeffrey C Kwong
BACKGROUND: Previous studies of maternal influenza illness and preterm birth have yielded inconsistent results. Our objective was to assess the association between 2009 pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) influenza during pregnancy and preterm birth in a large obstetrical population. METHODS: We linked a province-wide birth registry with health administrative databases to identify influenza-coded hospitalizations, emergency department visits, or physician visits among pregnant women during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic (our proxy for clinical pH1N1 influenza illness)...
September 19, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930716/antinociceptive-effect-of-ghrelin-in-a-rat-model-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-involves-trpv1-opioid-systems
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Yuqing Mao, Zhengyang Li, Kan Chen, Huafang Yu, Shaoren Zhang, Miao Jiang, Yuanhua Ma, Chunli Liang, Hongyan Liu, Huanqing Li, Qian Hua, Hao Zhou, Yonghong Sun, Xiaoming Fan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), defined as recurrent abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, seriously affects quality of life and ability to work. Ghrelin is a brain-gut hormone, which has been reported to show antinociceptive effects in peripheral pain. We investigated the effect of ghrelin on visceral hypersensitivity and pain in a rat model of IBS. METHODS: Maternal deprivation (MD) was used to provide a stress-induced model of IBS in Wistar rats...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930690/the-self-inactivating-kamicas9-system-for-the-editing-of-cns-disease-genes
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Nicolas Merienne, Gabriel Vachey, Lucie de Longprez, Cécile Meunier, Virginie Zimmer, Guillaume Perriard, Mathieu Canales, Amandine Mathias, Lucas Herrgott, Tim Beltraminelli, Axelle Maulet, Thomas Dequesne, Catherine Pythoud, Maria Rey, Luc Pellerin, Emmanuel Brouillet, Anselme L Perrier, Renaud du Pasquier, Nicole Déglon
Neurodegenerative disorders are a major public health problem because of the high frequency of these diseases. Genome editing with the CRISPR/Cas9 system is making it possible to modify the sequence of genes linked to these disorders. We designed the KamiCas9 self-inactivating editing system to achieve transient expression of the Cas9 protein and high editing efficiency. In the first application, the gene responsible for Huntington's disease (HD) was targeted in adult mouse neuronal and glial cells. Mutant huntingtin (HTT) was efficiently inactivated in mouse models of HD, leading to an improvement in key markers of the disease...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930463/vibrational-relaxation-of-highly-vibrationally-excited-co-scattered-from-au-111-evidence-for-co-formation
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Roman Jonathan Viktor Wagner, Niklas Henning, Bastian Christopher Krüger, G Barratt Park, Jan Altschäffel, Alexander Kandratsenka, Alec M Wodtke, Tim Schäfer
Electronically non-adiabatic dynamics can be important in collisions of molecules at surfaces; for example, when vibrational degrees of freedom of molecules are coupled to electron-hole-pair (EHP) excitation of a metal. Such dynamics have been inferred from a host of observations involving multi-quantum relaxation of NO molecules scattered from metal surfaces. Electron transfer forming transient NO(-) is thought to be essential to the non-adiabatic coupling. The question remains: is this behavior usual? Here, we present final vibrational state distributions resulting from the scattering of CO(νi = 17) from Au(111), which exhibits significantly less vibrational relaxation than NO(νi = 16)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930443/hydrogel-tethering-enhances-interdomain-stabilization-of-single-chain-antibodies
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Yijia Xiong, Nicole R Ford, Karen A Hecht, Guritno Roesijadi, Thomas C Squier
Here we identify the importance of molecular crowding agents in the functional stabilization of scFv antibodies. Antibodies were tethered through an engineered calmodulin (CaM) binding peptide into a stimulus-responsive hydrogel composed of poly-(ethylene glycol) (PEG) functionalized CaM. Macromolecular crowding is modulated by transient heating, which acts to decrease effective pore sizes. Using a fluorescent ligand bound to the scFv, frequency-domain fluorescence spectroscopy was used to assess the structural coupling between the VH and VL domains and relationships with functional stabilization...
September 20, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930344/electron-dynamics-in-mos2-graphite-heterostructures
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Xinwu Zhang, Dawei He, Lixin Yi, Siqi Zhao, Jiaqi He, Yongsheng Wang, Hui Zhao
The electron dynamics in heterostructures formed by multilayer graphite and monolayer or bulk MoS2 were studied by femtosecond transient absorption measurements. Samples of monolayer MoS2-multilayer graphite and bulk MoS2-multilayer graphite were fabricated by exfoliation and dry transfer techniques. Ultrafast laser pulses were used to inject electron-hole pairs into monolayer or bulk MoS2. The transfer of these photocarriers to the adjacent multilayer graphite was time resolved by measuring the differential reflection of a probe pulse...
September 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930069/initial-elevations-in-glutamate-and-dopamine-neurotransmission-decline-with-age-as-does-exploratory-behavior-in-lrrk2-g2019s-knock-in-mice
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Mattia Volta, Dayne A Beccano-Kelly, Sarah A Paschall, Stefano Cataldi, Sarah E MacIsaac, Naila Kuhlmann, Chelsie A Kadgien, Igor Tatarnikov, Jesse Fox, Jaskaran Khinda, Emma Mitchell, Sabrina Bergeron, Heather Melrose, Matthew J Farrer, Austen J Milnerwood
LRRK2 mutations produce end-stage Parkinson's disease (PD) with reduced nigrostriatal dopamine. Conversely, asymptomatic carriers have increased dopamine turnover and altered brain connectivity. LRRK2 pathophysiology remains unclear, but reduced dopamine and mitochondrial abnormalities occur in aged mutant knock-in (GKI) mice. Conversely, cultured GKI neurons exhibit increased synaptic transmission. We assessed behavior and synaptic glutamate and dopamine function across ages. Young GKI exhibit more vertical exploration, elevated glutamate and dopamine transmission, and aberrant D2-receptor responses...
September 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929979/pharmacists-as-care-providers-for-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review
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Jade E Basaraba, Michelle Picard, Kirsten George-Phillips, Tania Mysak
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists have become an integral member of the multidisciplinary team providing clinical patient care in various healthcare settings. Although evidence supporting their role in the care of patients with other disease states is well-established, minimal literature has been published evaluating pharmacist interventions in stroke patients. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize the evidence evaluating the impact of pharmacist interventions on stroke patient outcomes...
September 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929941/long-term-predictors-of-stroke-in-healthy-middle-aged-men
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Erik Prestgaard, Christian Hodnesdal, Kristian Engeseth, Jan Erikssen, Johan Bodegård, Knut Liestøl, Knut Gjesdal, Sverre E Kjeldsen, Irene Grundvold, Eivind Berge
Background There are few data on risk factors for stroke during long-term follow-up of healthy individuals. Aims We aimed to investigate the long-term predictive impact on stroke risk of baseline variables including hemodynamic variables measured at rest and during exercise in middle-aged, healthy men. Methods We performed a prospective cohort study of 2014 healthy Norwegian men aged 40-59 years, recruited during the period 1972-1975 and followed until 2007. Participants underwent a comprehensive clinical assessment at baseline, including a bicycle exercise test...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929921/clinical-implications-of-interictal-epileptiform-discharges-in-cognitive-functioning-in-cec-syndrome-with-evolution-into-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Paolo Bonanni, Susanna Negrin, Lisa Antoniazzi, Martina Da Rold, Franco Fabbro, Anna Serafini
In epileptic encephalopathies (EE), interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) contribute to cognitive impairment. The EE process has been studied in a patient affected by epilepsy with occipital calcification and celiac disease (CEC syndrome) by combining the administration of brain area stimulus specific (visual and auditory) reaction times (RT) during continuous EEG monitoring with the off-line reconstruction of auditory and visual evoked potentials (EP). Visual RT and VEP were abnormal only if recorded concomitantly to the IEDs...
September 20, 2017: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929255/carbonic-anhydrase-ix-inhibition-affects-viability-of-cancer-cells-adapted-to-extracellular-acidosis
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Elena Andreucci, Silvia Peppicelli, Fabrizio Carta, Giulia Brisotto, Eva Biscontin, Jessica Ruzzolini, Francesca Bianchini, Alessio Biagioni, Claudiu T Supuran, Lido Calorini
Among the players of the adaptive response of cancer cells able to promote a resistant and aggressive phenotype, carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) recently has emerged as one of the most relevant drug targets. Indeed, CAIX targeting has received a lot of interest, and selective inhibitors are currently under clinical trials. Hypoxia has been identified as the master inductor of CAIX, but, to date, very few is known about the influence that another important characteristic of tumor microenvironment, i.e., extracellular acidosis, exerts on CAIX expression and activity...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929161/synthesis-and-photophysical-properties-of-a-bichromophoric-system-hosting-a-disaccharide-spacer
#17
T Papalia, A Barattucci, S Campagna, F Puntoriero, T Salerno, P Bonaccorsi
The synthesis of an efficient energy donor-acceptor system is reported, together with its photophysical properties. The bichromophoric species has been conceived to show potentialities for biological applications since a biocompatible disaccharide spacer, constituted of d-galactose and d-glucose derivatives, was used in compound 12 to connect two BODIPY units with different absorption/emission properties. The luminescence spectrum in acetonitrile of 12 shows an intense fluorescence band with a maximum at about 770 nm that is almost identical to that of the lowest-energy BODIPY, regardless of the excitation wavelength used...
September 20, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929150/developing-an-efficient-nico2s4-cocatalyst-for-improving-the-visible-light-h2-evolution-performance-of-cds-nanoparticles
#18
Junwen Peng, Junli Xu, Zhaoyu Wang, Zhengxin Ding, Sibo Wang
Developing efficient alternatives to the widely used Pt cocatalyst in photocatalytic H2O splitting is of great importance in view of large-scale production of clear H2 energy. Herein, we report the facile synthesis of NiCo2S4 and its first use as a highly active and cost-affordable cocatalyst to boost visible light H2 generation with the CdS semiconductor. The synthesized NiCo2S4/CdS composite materials are fully characterized by various techniques including X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV-Vis diffusion reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), and N2 adsorption measurements...
September 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929144/symmetry-and-dynamics-of-fhf-anion-in-vacuum-in-cd2cl2-and-in-ccl4-ab-initio-md-study-of-fluctuating-solvent-solute-hydrogen-and-halogen-bonds
#19
S A Pylaeva, H Elgabarty, D Sebastiani, P M Tolstoy
FHF(-) anion is a classic example of a central-symmetric strongly hydrogen bonded system that has been intensively investigated both experimentally and theoretically. In this paper we focus on solvent effects on symmetry, structure and dynamics of the anion. The FHF(-) anion is studied in vacuum, dissolved in CH2Cl2 and dissolved in CCl4 by ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. We show that CH2Cl2 molecules form CHF hydrogen bonds with lone pairs of fluorine atoms, while CCl4 molecules form halogen bonds...
September 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929100/advents-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-ischemic-colitis
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Evangelos P Misiakos, Dimitrios Tsapralis, Theodore Karatzas, Irene Lidoriki, Dimitrios Schizas, George S Sfyroeras, Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Chrysostomos Konstantos, Anastasios Machairas
BACKGROUND: Ischemic colitis (IC) is a common type of ischemic insult, resulting from decreased arterial blood flow to the colon. This disease can be caused from either atherosclerotic occlusive vascular disease or non-occlusive disease. The aim of this study is to present the diagnostic methodology and management of this severe disease based on current literature. METHODS: A literature search has been done including articles referring to modern diagnosis and management of IC...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
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