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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211025/participants-shift-response-deadlines-based-on-list-difficulty-during-reading-aloud-megastudies
#1
Michael J Cortese, Maya M Khanna, Robert Kopp, Jonathan B Santo, Kailey S Preston, Tyler Van Zuiden
We tested the list homogeneity effect in reading aloud (e.g., Lupker, Brown, & Colombo, 1997) using a megastudy paradigm. In each of two conditions, we used 25 blocks of 100 trials. In the random condition, words were selected randomly for each block, whereas in the experimental condition, words were blocked by difficulty (e.g., easy words together, etc.), but the order of the blocks was randomized. We predicted that standard factors (e.g., frequency) would be more predictive of reaction times (RTs) in the blocked than in the random condition, because the range of RTs across the experiment would increase in the blocked condition...
February 16, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190362/unusual-presentation-of-obstructive-jaundice
#2
Alejandra Gordillo Hernández, Ángel Nogales Muñoz, Fernando Oliva Mompeán
Carcinoid tumors of the ampulla of Vater grow slowly and have an excellent prognosis after complete resection of local disease. Histopathological diagnosis is definitive, and the Whipple's procedure is performed as a standard at the present time, although more novel minimally-invasive techniques may be highly useful for selected patients. While tumor size is not a reliable marker of tumor aggression, it is nonetheless related to lymphatic invasion, hence an accurate diagnosis is important if the patient is to be offered the best option available for the treatment of their disease...
February 13, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134761/genetic-variation-in-choline-metabolizing-enzymes-alters-choline-metabolism-in-young-women-consuming-choline-intakes-meeting-current-recommendations
#3
Ariel B Ganz, Vanessa V Cohen, Camille C Swersky, Julie Stover, Gerardo A Vitiello, Jessica Lovesky, Jasmine C Chuang, Kelsey Shields, Vladislav G Fomin, Yusnier S Lopez, Sanjay Mohan, Anita Ganti, Bradley Carrier, Olga V Malysheva, Marie A Caudill
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in choline metabolizing genes are associated with disease risk and greater susceptibility to organ dysfunction under conditions of dietary choline restriction. However, the underlying metabolic signatures of these variants are not well characterized and it is unknown whether genotypic differences persist at recommended choline intakes. Thus, we sought to determine if common genetic risk factors alter choline dynamics in pregnant, lactating, and non-pregnant women consuming choline intakes meeting and exceeding current recommendations...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111997/effect-of-elastic-bandage-on-postural-control-in-subjects-with-chronic-ankle-instability-a-randomised-clinical-trial
#4
Isabel M Alguacil-Diego, Carlos de-la-Torre-Domingo, Antonio López-Román, Juan Carlos Miangolarra-Page, Francisco Molina-Rueda
PURPOSE: To report the immediate and prolonged (one week) effects of elastic bandage (EB) on balance control in subjects with chronic ankle instability. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-eight individuals successfully completed the study protocol, of whom 14 were randomly assigned to the EB group (7 men, 7 women) and 14 were assigned to the non-standardised tape (NST) group (9 men, 5 women). To objectively measure postural sway we used computerised dynamic posturography (CDP) with sensory organisation test (SOT) and unilateral stance (US) test...
January 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103007/glutamate-350-plays-an-essential-role-in-conformational-gating-of-long-range-radical-transport-in-escherichia-coli-class-ia-ribonucleotide-reductase
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Kanchana Ravichandran, Ellen C Minnihan, Qinghui Lin, Kenichi Yokoyama, Alexander T Taguchi, Jimin Shao, Daniel G Nocera, JoAnne Stubbe
Escherichia coli class Ia ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) is composed of two subunits that form an active α2β2 complex. The nucleoside diphosphate substrates (NDP) are reduced in α2, 35 Å from the essential diferric-tyrosyl radical (Y122(•)) cofactor in β2. The Y122(•)-mediated oxidation of C439 in α2 occurs by a pathway (Y122 ⇆ [W48] ⇆ Y356 in β2 to Y731 ⇆ Y730 ⇆ C439 in α2) across the α/β interface. The absence of an α2β2 structure precludes insight into the location of Y356 and Y731 at the subunit interface...
February 2, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080250/no-evidence-of-disease-activity-in-patients-receiving-daclizumab-versus-intramuscular-interferon-beta-1a-for-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-decide-study
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Ludwig Kappos, Eva Havrdova, Gavin Giovannoni, Bhupendra O Khatri, Susan A Gauthier, Steven J Greenberg, Xiaojun You, Ping Wang, Giorgio Giannattasio
BACKGROUND: No evidence of disease activity (NEDA) is a composite endpoint being increasingly applied as an outcome measure in clinical trials as well as proposed for individual therapeutic decisions in multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: Assess the proportion of patients with relapsing-remitting MS achieving NEDA in the DECIDE study of daclizumab 150 mg subcutaneous versus intramuscular interferon beta-1a 30 µg for 96-144 weeks. METHODS: NEDA was defined as no relapses, no onset of 12-week confirmed disability progression (CDP), no new/newly enlarging T2 hyperintense lesions (NET2), and no gadolinium-enhancing (Gd(+)) lesions...
December 1, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068088/a-200-mev-uphill-thermodynamic-landscape-for-radical-transport-in-escherichia-coli-ribonucleotide-reductase-determined-using-fluorotyrosine-substituted-enzymes
#7
Kanchana R Ravichandran, Alexander T Taguchi, Yifeng Wei, Cecilia Tommos, Daniel G Nocera, JoAnne Stubbe
Escherichia coli class Ia ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) converts ribonucleotides to deoxynucleotides. A diferric-tyrosyl radical (Y122•) in one subunit (β2) generates a transient thiyl radical in another subunit (α2) via long-range radical transport (RT) through aromatic amino acid residues (Y122 ⇆ [W48] ⇆ Y356 in β2 to Y731 ⇆ Y730 ⇆ C439 in α2). Equilibration of Y356•, Y731•, and Y730• was recently observed using site specifically incorporated unnatural tyrosine analogs; however, equilibration between Y122• and Y356• has not been detected...
October 19, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052917/a-mutation-of-ept1-selenoi-underlies-a-new-disorder-of-kennedy-pathway-phospholipid-biosynthesis
#8
Mustafa Y Ahmed, Aisha Al-Khayat, Fathiya Al-Murshedi, Amna Al-Futaisi, Barry A Chioza, J Pedro Fernandez-Murray, Jay E Self, Claire G Salter, Gaurav V Harlalka, Lettie E Rawlins, Sana Al-Zuhaibi, Faisal Al-Azri, Fatma Al-Rashdi, Amaury Cazenave-Gassiot, Markus R Wenk, Fatema Al-Salmi, Michael A Patton, David L Silver, Emma L Baple, Christopher R McMaster, Andrew H Crosby
Mutations in genes involved in lipid metabolism have increasingly been associated with various subtypes of hereditary spastic paraplegia, a highly heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative motor neuron disorders characterized by spastic paraparesis. Here, we report an unusual autosomal recessive neurodegenerative condition, best classified as a complicated form of hereditary spastic paraplegia, associated with mutation in the ethanolaminephosphotransferase 1 (EPT1) gene (now known as SELENOI), responsible for the final step in Kennedy pathway forming phosphatidylethanolamine from CDP-ethanolamine...
January 3, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034297/chemical-classification-of-cyclic-depsipeptides
#9
Lien Taevernier, Evelien Wynendaele, Bert Gevaert, Bart De Spiegeleer
Cyclic depsipeptides (CDPs) are a family of cyclic peptide-related compounds, of which the ring is mainly composed of amino- and hydroxy acid residues joined by amide and ester bonds (at least one), leading to a wide diversity of fascinating chemical structures. They differ in both their ring structure and their side chains, especially by the nature of the unusual and non-amino acid building blocks. To date, however, there is no overall uniform chemical classification system available for CDPs and naming of the diverse family members is done rather arbitrarily...
November 28, 2016: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009086/1-2-diacylglycerol-choline-phosphotransferase-catalyzes-the-final-step-in-the-unique-treponema-denticola-phosphatidylcholine-biosynthesis-pathway
#10
Miguel Ángel Vences-Guzmán, M Paula Goetting-Minesky, Ziqiang Guan, Santiago Castillo-Ramirez, Luz América Córdoba-Castro, Isabel M López-Lara, Otto Geiger, Christian Sohlenkamp, J Christopher Fenno
Treponema denticola synthesizes phosphatidylcholine through a licCA-dependent CDP-choline pathway identified only in the genus Treponema. However, the mechanism of conversion of CDP-choline to phosphatidylcholine remained unclear. We report here characterization of TDE0021 (herein designated cpt) encoding a 1,2-diacylglycerol choline phosphotransferase homologous to choline phosphotransferases that catalyze the final step of the highly conserved Kennedy pathway for phosphatidylcholine synthesis in eukaryotes...
December 23, 2016: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996976/magmas-near-the-critical-degassing-pressure-drive-volcanic-unrest-towards-a-critical-state
#11
Giovanni Chiodini, Antonio Paonita, Alessandro Aiuppa, Antonio Costa, Stefano Caliro, Prospero De Martino, Valerio Acocella, Jean Vandemeulebrouck
During the reawaking of a volcano, magmas migrating through the shallow crust have to pass through hydrothermal fluids and rocks. The resulting magma-hydrothermal interactions are still poorly understood, which impairs the ability to interpret volcano monitoring signals and perform hazard assessments. Here we use the results of physical and volatile saturation models to demonstrate that magmatic volatiles released by decompressing magmas at a critical degassing pressure (CDP) can drive volcanic unrest towards a critical state...
December 20, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918366/oculographic-clinical-test-of-sensory-integration-and-balance-and-computerized-dynamic-posturography-findings-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis
#12
Juan Carlos Amor-Dorado, Maria P Barreira-Fernandez, Javier Llorca, Miguel A Gonzalez-Gay
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency and characteristics of the oculographic findings and the usefulness of the clinical test of sensory integration and balance (CTSIB) for the evaluation of balance in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) by comparing this test with the computerized dynamic posturography (CDP). STUDY DESIGN: A series of consecutive patients that fulfilled the Moll and Wright criteria for PsA and matched controls were studied. SETTING: The study was performed at the Otolaryngology Division of a tertiary reference center...
March 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900439/non-ribosomal-peptide-synthases-from-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-play-a-role-in-cyclodipeptide-biosynthesis-quorum-sensing-regulation-and-root-development-in-a-plant-host
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Omar González, Randy Ortíz-Castro, César Díaz-Pérez, Alma L Díaz-Pérez, Viridiana Magaña-Dueñas, José López-Bucio, Jesús Campos-García
Diverse molecules mediate cross-kingdom communication between bacteria and their eukaryotic partners and determine pathogenic or symbiotic relationships. N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone-dependent quorum-sensing signaling represses the biosynthesis of bacterial cyclodipeptides (CDPs) that act as auxin signal mimics in the host plant Arabidopsis thaliana. In this work, we performed bioinformatics, biochemical, and plant growth analyses to identify non-ribosomal peptide synthase (NRPS) proteins of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which are involved in CDP synthesis...
November 30, 2016: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895718/consensus-diversity-plots-a-global-diversity-analysis-of-chemical-libraries
#14
Mariana González-Medina, Fernando D Prieto-Martínez, John R Owen, José L Medina-Franco
BACKGROUND: Measuring the structural diversity of compound databases is relevant in drug discovery and many other areas of chemistry. Since molecular diversity depends on molecular representation, comprehensive chemoinformatic analysis of the diversity of libraries uses multiple criteria. For instance, the diversity of the molecular libraries is typically evaluated employing molecular scaffolds, structural fingerprints, and physicochemical properties. However, the assessment with each criterion is analyzed independently and it is not straightforward to provide an evaluation of the "global diversity"...
2016: Journal of Cheminformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892478/continuous-single-cell-imaging-reveals-sequential-steps-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-development-from-common-dendritic-cell-progenitors
#15
Ezgi Dursun, Max Endele, Andrea Musumeci, Henrik Failmezger, Shu-Hung Wang, Achim Tresch, Timm Schroeder, Anne B Krug
Functionally distinct plasmacytoid and conventional dendritic cells (pDC and cDC) shape innate and adaptive immunity. They are derived from common dendritic cell progenitors (CDPs) in the murine bone marrow, which give rise to CD11c(+) MHCII(-) precursors with early commitment to DC subpopulations. In this study, we dissect pDC development from CDP into an ordered sequence of differentiation events by monitoring the expression of CD11c, MHC class II, Siglec H and CCR9 in CDP cultures by continuous single cell imaging and tracking...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844416/two-synthetic-methods-for-preparation-of-chiral-stationary-phases-using-crystalline-degradation-products-of-vancomycin-column-performance-for-enantioseparation-of-acidic-and-basic-drugs
#16
Assem Abdollahpour, Rouhollah Heydari, Mojtaba Shamsipur
Two chiral stationary phases (CSPs) based on crystalline degradation products (CDPs) of vancomycin by using different synthetic methods were prepared and compared. Crystalline degradation products of vancomycin were produced by hydrolytic loss of ammonia from vancomycin molecules. Performances of two chiral columns prepared with these degradation products were investigated using several acidic and basic drugs as model analytes. Retention and resolution of these analytes on the prepared columns, as two main parameters, in enantioseparation were studied...
November 14, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836900/lethal-h1n1-influenza-a-virus-infection-alters-the-murine-alveolar-type-ii-cell-surfactant-lipidome
#17
Parker S Woods, Lauren M Doolittle, Lucia E Rosas, Lisa M Joseph, Edward P Calomeni, Ian C Davis
Alveolar type II (ATII) epithelial cells are the primary site of influenza virus replication in the distal lung. Development of acute respiratory distress syndrome in influenza-infected mice correlates with significant alterations in ATII cell function. However, the impact of infection on ATII cell surfactant lipid metabolism has not been explored. C57BL/6 mice were inoculated intranasally with influenza A/WSN/33 (H1N1) virus (10,000 plaque-forming units/mouse) or mock-infected with virus diluent. ATII cells were isolated by a standard lung digestion protocol at 2 and 6 days postinfection...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795311/glycerol-phosphate-cytidylyltransferase-stereospecificity-is-key-to-understanding-the-distinct-stereochemical-compositions-of-glycerophosphoinositol-in-bacteria-and-archaea
#18
Marta V Rodrigues, Nuno Borges, Helena Santos
: Glycerophosphoinositol (GPI) is a compatible solute present in a few hyperthermophiles. Interestingly, different GPI stereoisomers accumulate in Bacteria and Archaea, and the basis for this domain-dependent specificity was investigated herein. The archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus and the bacterium Aquifex aeolicus were used as model organisms. The synthesis of GPI involves glycerol phosphate cytidylyltransferase (GCT), which catalyzes the production of CDP-glycerol from CTP and glycerol phosphate, and di-myo-inositol phosphate-phosphate synthase (DIPPS), catalyzing the formation of phosphorylated GPI from CDP-glycerol and l-myo-inositol 1-phosphate...
January 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790243/the-effect-of-spinal-tap-test-on-different-sensory-modalities-of-postural-stability-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#19
Katrin Abram, Silvia Bohne, Peter Bublak, Panagiota Karvouniari, Carsten M Klingner, Otto W Witte, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius, Hubertus Axer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Postural instability in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a most crucial symptom leading to falls with secondary complications. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of spinal tap on postural stability in these patients. METHODS: Seventeen patients with clinical symptoms of NPH were examined using gait scale, computerized dynamic posturography (CDP), and neuropsychological assessment. Examinations were done before and after spinal tap test...
September 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787742/-18-f-fluorocholine-pet-ct-imaging-of-liver-cancer-radiopathologic-correlation-with-tissue-phospholipid-profiling
#20
Sandi A Kwee, Miles M Sato, Yu Kuang, Adrian Franke, Laurie Custer, Kyle Miyazaki, Linda L Wong
PURPOSE: [(18)F]fluorocholine PET/CT can detect hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) based on imaging the initial steps of phosphatidylcholine synthesis. To relate the diagnostic performance of [(18)F]fluorocholine positron emission tomography (PET)/x-ray computed tomography (CT) to the phospholipid composition of liver tumors, radiopathologic correspondence was performed in patients with early-stage liver cancer who had undergone [(18)F]fluorocholine PET/CT before tumor resection. PROCEDURES: Tumor and adjacent liver were profiled by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, quantifying phosphatidylcholine species by mass-to-charge ratio...
October 27, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
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