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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817148/effect-of-the-solvation-state-of-electron-in-dissociative-electron-attachment-reaction-in-aqueous-solutions
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Furong Wang, Pierre Archirel, Yusa Muroya, Shinichi Yamashita, Pascal Pernot, Chengying Yin, Abdel Karim El Omar, Uli Schmidhammer, Jean-Marie Teuler, Mehran Mostafavi
It is generally considered that the pre-solvated electron and the solvated electron reacting with a solute yield the same product. Silver cyanide complex, Ag(CN)2(-), is used as a simple probe to demonstrate unambiguously the existence of a different reduction mechanism for pre-hydrated electrons. Using systematic multichannel transient absorption measurements at different solute concentrations from millimolar to decimolar, global data analysis and theoretical calculations, we present the dissociative electron attachment on Ag(CN)2(-)...
August 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809847/genome-wide-expression-datasets-of-anti-vegf-and-dexamethasone-treatment-of-angiogenesis-in-the-rat-cornea
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Anthony Mukwaya, Pierfrancesco Mirabelli, Anton Lennikov, Maria Xeroudaki, Mira Schaupper, Beatrice Peebo, Neil Lagali
Therapeutics against pathologic new blood vessel growth, particularly those targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are of enormous clinical interest. In the eye, where anti-VEGF agents are in widespread clinical use for treating retinal and corneal blindness, only partial or transient efficacy and resistance to anti-VEGF agents are among the major drawbacks. Conversely, corticosteroids have long been used in ophthalmology for their potency in suppressing inflammation and angiogenesis, but their broad biological activity can give rise to side effects such as glaucoma and cataract...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799215/secondary-structure-and-dynamics-study-of-the-intrinsically-disordered-silica-mineralizing-peptide-p5-s3-during-silicic-acid-condensation-and-silica-decondensation
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Christian Zerfaß, Garry W Buchko, Wendy J Shaw, Stephan Hobe, Harald Paulsen
The silica forming repeat R5 of sil1 from Cylindrotheca fusiformis was the blueprint for the design of P5 S3 , a 50-residue peptide which can be produced in large amounts by recombinant bacterial expression. It contains five protein kinase A target sites and is highly cationic due to 10 lysine and 10 arginine residues. In the presence of supersaturated orthosilicic acid P5 S3 enhances silica-formation whereas it retards the dissolution of amorphous silica (SiO2 ) at globally undersaturated concentrations. The secondary structure of P5 S3 during these two processes was studied by circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy, complemented by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of the peptide in the absence of silicate...
August 11, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790031/blimp1-induces-transient-metastatic-heterogeneity-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Shin-Heng Chiou, Viviana I Risca, Gordon X Wang, Dian Yang, Barbara M Grüner, Arwa S Kathiria, Rosanna K Ma, Dedeepya Vaka, Pauline Chu, Margaret Kozak, Laura Castellini, Edward E Graves, Grace E Kim, Philippe Mourrain, Albert C Koong, Amato J Giaccia, Monte M Winslow
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most metastatic and deadly cancers. Despite the clinical significance of metastatic spread, our understanding of molecular mechanisms that drive PDAC metastatic ability remains limited. Using a novel genetically engineered mouse model of human PDAC, we uncover a transient subpopulation of cancer cells with exceptionally high metastatic ability. Global gene expression profiling and functional analyses uncovered the transcription factor Blimp1 as a key driver of PDAC metastasis...
August 8, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789587/light-on-a-sensory-interface-linking-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-to-motor-circuits-in-vertebrates
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Lydia Djenoune, Claire Wyart
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is circulating around the entire central nervous system (CNS). The main function of the CSF has been thought to insure the global homeostasis of the CNS. Recent evidence indicates that the CSF also dynamically conveys signals modulating the development and the activity of the nervous system. The later observation implies that cues from the CSF could act on neurons in the brain and the spinal cord via bordering receptor cells. Candidate neurons to enable such modulation are the cerebrospinal fluid-contacting neurons (CSF-cNs) that are located precisely at the interface between the CSF and neuronal circuits...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782435/rufinamide-pretreatment-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-the-gerbil-hippocampus
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Chan Woo Park, Tae-Kyeong Lee, Jeong Hwi Cho, In Hye Kim, Jae-Chul Lee, Bich-Na Shin, Ji Hyeon Ahn, Sung Koo Kim, Myoung Cheol Shin, Taek Geun Ohk, Jun Hwi Cho, Moo-Ho Won, Young Joo Lee, Jeong Yeol Seo, Joon Ha Park
OBJECTIVES: Rufinamide, a voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) blocker, is widely used for the clinical treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Previous studies have demonstrated that VGSC blockers have neuroprotective properties against ischemic damage following experimental cerebral ischemia. However, protective effects of rufinamide against cerebral ischemic insults have not been addressed. Therefore, in the present study, we firstly examined neuroprotective effects of rufinamide using a gerbil model of transient global cerebral ischemia...
August 7, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776456/the-role-of-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-response-following-cerebral-ischemia
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Gina Hadley, Ain A Neuhaus, Yvonne Couch, Daniel J Beard, Bryan A Adriaanse, Kostas Vekrellis, Gabriele C DeLuca, Michalis Papadakis, Brad A Sutherland, Alastair M Buchan
Background Cornu ammonis 3 (CA3) hippocampal neurons are resistant to global ischemia, whereas cornu ammonis (CA1) 1 neurons are vulnerable. Hamartin expression in CA3 neurons mediates this endogenous resistance via productive autophagy. Neurons lacking hamartin demonstrate exacerbated endoplasmic reticulum stress and increased cell death. We investigated endoplasmic reticulum stress responses in CA1 and CA3 regions following global cerebral ischemia, and whether pharmacological modulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress or autophagy altered neuronal viability ...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775042/the-emerging-role-of-transient-receptor-potential-channels-in-chronic-lung-disease
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Maria G Belvisi, Mark A Birrell
Chronic lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are a major and increasing global health burden with a high unmet need. Drug discovery efforts in this area have been largely disappointing and so new therapeutic targets are needed. Transient receptor potential ion channels are emerging as possible therapeutic targets, given their widespread expression in the lung, their role in the modulation of inflammatory and structural changes and in the production of respiratory symptoms, such as bronchospasm and cough, seen in chronic lung disease...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769765/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-ameliorates-hippocampal-synaptic-impairment-after-transient-global-ischemia
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Mingyang Deng, Han Xiao, Hainan Zhang, Hongling Peng, Huan Yuan, Yunxiao Xu, Guangsen Zhang, Zhiping Hu
Recent studies have found that administration of stem cells or extracellular vehicles (EVs) derived from stem cells exert neuroprotective effects after transient global ischemia. However, the underlying mechanisms of this effect remain unclear, especially at the level of synaptic functions. In this study, we compared the suppressive effects on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) upregulation by EVs derived from bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC-EV), adipose tissue MSC (AdMSC-EV) and serum (serum-EV). Then we examined whether BMSC-EVs could restore functional integrity of synaptic transmission and plasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767030/shifting-trend-of-transient-ischemic-attack-admission-and-prognosis-in-canada
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Amy Y X Yu, M Patrice Lindsay, Noreen Kamal, Jiming Fang, Shelagh B Coutts, Michael D Hill
BACKGROUND: Stroke is often preceded by transient symptoms. Although global stroke rates have been shown to be declining, previous studies have reported inconsistent temporal trends of transient ischemic attacks (TIA). The objective of the current study is to report the temporal trends of TIA admissions and outcomes in Canada over the last 11 years. METHODS: We conducted a complete population cohort study using a national administrative database to study the temporal trend of age- and sex-adjusted TIA admission rates in Canada from 2003 to 2013...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765214/epigenetic-resetting-of-human-pluripotency
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Ge Guo, Ferdinand von Meyenn, Maria Rostovskaya, James Clarke, Sabine Dietmann, Duncan Baker, Anna Sahakyan, Samuel Myers, Paul Bertone, Wolf Reik, Kathrin Plath, Austin Smith
Much attention has focussed on the conversion of human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) to a more naïve developmental status. Here we provide a method for resetting via transient histone deacetylase inhibition. The protocol is effective across multiple PSC lines and can proceed without karyotype change. Reset cells can be expanded without feeders with a doubling time of around 24 h. WNT inhibition stabilises the resetting process. The transcriptome of reset cells diverges markedly from that of primed PSCs and shares features with human inner cell mass (ICM)...
August 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761587/retrograde-leak-point-pressure-measurement-improves-outcomes-of-the-virtue-male-sling-for-postprostatectomy-incontinence
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Michael W Sourial, Patrick O Richard, Julie Morisset, Mazen Jundi, Le Mai Tu
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to compare the efficacy of two different sling tensioning approaches, and to report our experience, including safety and impact on quality of life (QoL) of the Virtue(®) male sling for the treatment of postprostatectomy incontinence (PPI). METHODS: From our prospectively maintained database, we retrospectively identified all men treated with the Virtue male sling for PPI between March 2009 and February 2014 by two urologists in two institutions...
July 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750405/untargeted-dna-demethylation-therapy-neither-prevents-nor-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-renal-fibrosis
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Benjamin A Vervaet, Lies Moonen, Lode Godderis, Katrien Poels, Patrick C D'Haese
BACKGROUND: Current treatment options for chronic kidney disease (CKD) are limited and their focus is on slowing its progression by addressing comorbidities. Fibrosis, the common histopathological process in CKD, is a major therapeutic research target. In CKD, fibroblasts are terminally activated due to alterations in their DNA-methylation pattern, particularly hypermethylation. Preventing the copying of pathological DNA-methylation patterns in proliferating fibroblasts could be a new effective therapeutic strategy for treating CKD...
July 28, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748852/pretreated-glehnia-littoralis-extract-prevents-neuronal-death-following-transient-global-cerebral-ischemia-through-increases-of-superoxide-dismutase-1-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expressions-in-the-gerbil-hippocampal-cornu-ammonis-1-area
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Joon Ha Park, Tae-Kyeong Lee, Bing-Chun Yan, Bich-Na Shin, Ji Hyeon Ahn, In Hye Kim, Jeong Hwi Cho, Jae-Chul Lee, In Koo Hwang, Jong Dai Kim, Seongkweon Hong, Young Joo Lee, Moo-Ho Won, Il Jun Kang
BACKGROUND: Glehnia littoralis, as a traditional herbal medicine to heal various health ailments in East Asia, displays various therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects. However, neuroprotective effects of G. littoralis against cerebral ischemic insults have not yet been addressed. Therefore, in this study, we first examined its neuroprotective effects in the hippocampus using a gerbil model of transient global cerebral ischemia (TGCI). METHODS: Gerbils were subjected to TGCI for 5 min...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745847/transient-global-amnesia-emergency-department-evaluation-and-management-digest
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Jeremy Samuel Faust, Andreea Nemes, Milana Zaurova
Transient global amnesia is a clinically distinct syndrome characterized by the acute inability to form new memories. It can last up to 24 hours. The diagnosis is dependent on eliminating other more serious etiologies including toxic ingestions, acute strokes, complex partial seizures, and central nervous system infections. Transient global amnesia confers no known long-term risks; however, when abnormal signs or symptoms are present, they take precedence and guide the formulation of a differential diagnosis and investigation...
August 22, 2016: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742117/comparison-of-gcamp3-and-gcamp6f-for-studying-astrocyte-ca2-dynamics-in-the-awake-mouse-brain
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Liang Ye, Mateen A Haroon, Angelica Salinas, Martin Paukert
In recent years it has become increasingly clear that astrocytes play a much more active role in neural processes than the traditional view of them as supporting cells suggests. Although not electrically excitable, astrocytes exhibit diverse Ca2+ dynamics across spatial and temporal scales, more or less dependent on the animal's behavioral state. Ca2+ dynamics range from global elevations lasting multiple seconds encompassing the soma up to the finest processes, to short elevations restricted to so-called microdomains within fine processes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741055/effects-of-tunable-excitation-in-carotenoids-explained-by-the-vibrational-energy-relaxation-approach
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Vytautas Balevičius, Craig N Lincoln, Daniele Viola, Giulio Cerullo, Jürgen Hauer, Darius Abramavicius
Carotenoids are fundamental building blocks of natural light harvesters with convoluted and ultrafast energy deactivation networks. In order to disentangle such complex relaxation dynamics, several studies focused on transient absorption measurements and their dependence on the pump wavelength. However, such findings are inconclusive and sometimes contradictory. In this study, we compare internal conversion dynamics in [Formula: see text]-carotene, pumped at the first, second, and third vibronic progression peak...
July 24, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739301/a-new-pcr-assay-for-the-detection-and-differentiation-of-babesia-canis-and-babesia-vogeli
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Giada Annoscia, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Cinzia Cantacessi, Emanuela Olivieri, Maria Teresa Manfredi, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Domenico Otranto
Babesia spp. are globally distributed tick-borne protozoan parasites that infect the red blood cells of a wide range of vertebrate hosts, including humans. Diagnosis of babesiosis is often impeded by the transient presence of the parasites in peripheral blood, as well as by their pleomorphic nature. Given the reports of an expanding and, in some cases, sympatric geographical distribution of Babesia canis and Babesia vogeli in dogs and associated vectors, in Europe, the development of time-efficient and cost-effective diagnostic tools to detect and differentiate these two species is warranted...
July 8, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736984/randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-pilot-study-on-the-effects-of-topical-blackcurrant-emulsion-enriched-in-essential-fatty-acids-ceramides-and-18-beta-glycyrrhetinic-acid-on-clinical-signs-and-skin-barrier-function-in-dogs-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Rosanna Marsella, Luisa Cornegliani, Ibrahim Ozmen, Mary Bohannon, Kim Ahrens, Domenico Santoro
BACKGROUND: Lipid-based emulsions can be useful for the management of canine atopic dermatitis (cAD). 18-beta glycyrrhetinic acid (GRA), a component of liquorice root, has anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic effects. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of a topical lipid emulsion containing ceramides, fatty acids and GRA on clinical signs of cAD and skin barrier in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS: Client owned (n = 45) dogs with nonseasonal, mild/moderate AD, received either treatment or placebo for three months...
July 23, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736151/multi-loop-nonlinear-control-design-for-performance-improvement-of-lti-systems
#20
Raaja Ganapathy Subramanian, Vinodh Kumar Elumalai
This paper puts forward a multi-loop nonlinear control (MLNC) strategy to overcome the limited performance of LTI controllers due to the so-called "waterbed" effect. According to "Bode's sensitivity integral", increasing the bandwidth or additional integral gain of LTI controller to improve the low-frequency disturbance attenuation irrefutably increases the sensitivity to high-frequency disturbances or measurement noise. Hence, it is impossible to attain the best of both worlds in the case of linear controllers...
July 20, 2017: ISA Transactions
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