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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915127/mindedit-a-p300-based-text-editor-for-mobile-devices
#1
Amr S Elsawy, Seif Eldawlatly, Mohamed Taher, Gamal M Aly
Practical application of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) requires that the whole BCI system be portable. The mobility of BCI systems involves two aspects: making the electroencephalography (EEG) recording devices portable, and developing software applications with low computational complexity to be able to run on low computational-power devices such as tablets and smartphones. This paper addresses the development of MindEdit; a P300-based text editor for Android-based devices. Given the limited resources of mobile devices and their limited computational power, a novel ensemble classifier is utilized that uses Principal Component Analysis (PCA) features to identify P300 evoked potentials from EEG recordings...
November 27, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913583/epigenetic-control-of-microsomal-prostaglandin-e-synthase-1-by-hdac-mediated-recruitment-of-p300
#2
Christian Fork, Andrea E Vasconez, Patrick Janetzko, Carlo Angioni, Yannick Schreiber, Nerea Ferreiros, Gerd Geisslinger, Matthias S Leisegang, Dieter Steinhilber, Ralf P Brandes
: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most widely used medicine to treat pain, fever, inflammation and to inhibit platelet function. Understanding the expression regulation of enzymes of the prostanoid pathway is of great medical relevance. Histone acetylation crucially controls gene expression. We set out to identify the impact of histone deacetylases (HDACs) on the generation of prostanoids and examine the consequences on vascular function. Inhibition of HDACs (HDACi) with the pan HDAC inhibitor SAHA attenuated prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) generation in the murine vasculature and in human vascular smooth muscle cells...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904663/t-type-calcium-channel-blocker-attenuates-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-induced-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-by-activating-the-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway
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Sungjin Chung, Soojeong Kim, Minyoung Kim, Eun Sil Koh, Hye Eun Yoon, Ho-Shik Kim, Cheol Whee Park, Yoon Sik Chang, Seok Joon Shin
Besides its effect on high blood pressure, T-type calcium channel blocker is renoprotective in experimental models of renal fibrosis. However, the exact mechanism of T-type calcium channel blocker on tubulointerstitial fibrosis is unclear. We investigated whether the renoprotective effect of T-type calcium channel blocker is associated with modulation of the signaling of oxidative stress-induced renal fibrosis. Treatment with a non-hypotensive dose of efonidipine, a T-type calcium channel blocker, or nifedipine, an L-type channel blocker, was initiated one day before unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in C57BL6/J mice, and was continued until 3 and 7 days after UUO...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903893/identification-of-a-novel-k311-ubiquitination-site-critical-for-androgen-receptor-transcriptional-activity
#4
Urszula L McClurg, David M W Cork, Steven Darby, Claudia A Ryan-Munden, Sirintra Nakjang, Leticia Mendes Côrtes, Achim Treumann, Luke Gaughan, Craig N Robson
The androgen receptor (AR) is the main driver of prostate cancer (PC) development and progression, and the primary therapeutic target in PC. To date, two functional ubiquitination sites have been identified on AR, both located in its C-terminal ligand binding domain (LBD). Recent reports highlight the emergence of AR splice variants lacking the LBD that can arise during disease progression and contribute to castrate resistance. Here, we report a novel N-terminal ubiquitination site at lysine 311. Ubiquitination of this site plays a role in AR stability and is critical for its transcriptional activity...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895567/cognitive-processing-in-non-communicative-patients-what-can-event-related-potentials-tell-us
#5
Zulay R Lugo, Lucia R Quitadamo, Luigi Bianchi, Fréderic Pellas, Sandra Veser, Damien Lesenfants, Ruben G L Real, Cornelia Herbert, Christoph Guger, Boris Kotchoubey, Donatella Mattia, Andrea Kübler, Steven Laureys, Quentin Noirhomme
Event-related potentials (ERP) have been proposed to improve the differential diagnosis of non-responsive patients. We investigated the potential of the P300 as a reliable marker of conscious processing in patients with locked-in syndrome (LIS). Eleven chronic LIS patients and 10 healthy subjects (HS) listened to a complex-tone auditory oddball paradigm, first in a passive condition (listen to the sounds) and then in an active condition (counting the deviant tones). Seven out of nine HS displayed a P300 waveform in the passive condition and all in the active condition...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894839/relationship-of-p3b-single-trial-latencies-and-response-times-in-one-two-and-three-stimulus-oddball-tasks
#6
Matthew M Walsh, Glenn Gunzelmann, John R Anderson
The P300 is one of the most widely studied components of the human event-related potential. According to a longstanding view, the P300, and particularly its posterior subcomponent (i.e., the P3b), is driven by stimulus categorization. Whether the P3b relates to tactical processes involved in immediate responding or strategic processes that affect future behavior remains controversial, however. It is difficult to determine whether variability in P3b latencies relates to variability in response times because of limitations in the methods currently available to quantify the latency of the P3b during single trials...
November 25, 2016: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891083/toward-a-p300-based-brain-computer-interface-for-aphasia-rehabilitation-after-stroke-presentation-of-theoretical-considerations-and-a-pilot-feasibility-study
#7
Sonja C Kleih, Lea Gottschalt, Eva Teichlein, Franz X Weilbach
People with post-stroke motor aphasia know what they would like to say but cannot express it through motor pathways due to disruption of cortical circuits. We present a theoretical background for our hypothesized connection between attention and aphasia rehabilitation and suggest why in this context, Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) use might be beneficial for patients diagnosed with aphasia. Not only could BCI technology provide a communication tool, it might support neuronal plasticity by activating language circuits and thereby boost aphasia recovery...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890795/inhibition-of-histone-lysine-acetyltransferase-activity-kills-cocl2-treated-and-hypoxia-exposed-gastric-cancer-cells-and-reduces-their-invasiveness
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Suvasmita Rath, Lopamudra Das, Shrikant Babanrao Kokate, Nilabh Ghosh, Pragyesh Dixit, Niranjan Rout, Shivaram P Singh, Subhasis Chattopadhyay, Hassan Ashktorab, Duane T Smoot, Mahadeva M Swamy, Tapas K Kundu, Sheila E Crowe, Asima Bhattacharyya
Hypoxia enhances immortality and metastatic properties of solid tumors. Deregulation of histone acetylation has been associated with several metastatic cancers but its effect on hypoxic responses of cancer cells is not known. This study aimed at understanding the effectiveness of the hydrazinocurcumin, CTK7A, an inhibitor of p300 lysine/histone acetyltransferase (KAT/HAT) activity, in inducing apoptosis of gastric cancer cells (GCCs) exposed to cobalt chloride (CoCl2), a hypoxia-mimetic chemical, or 1% O2. Here, we show that CTK7A-induced hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) generation in CoCl2-exposed and invasive gastric cancer cells (GCCs) leads to p38 MAPK-mediated Noxa expression and thereafter, mitochondrial apoptotic events...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881960/testing-the-limits-of-skill-transfer-for-scrabble-experts-in-behavior-and-brain
#9
Sophia van Hees, Penny M Pexman, Ian S Hargreaves, Lenka Zdrazilova, Jessie M Hart, Kaia Myers-Stewart, Filomeno Cortese, Andrea B Protzner
We investigated transfer of the skills developed by competitive Scrabble players. Previous studies reported superior performance for Scrabble experts on the lexical decision task (LDT), suggesting near transfer of Scrabble skills. Here we investigated the potential for far transfer to a symbol decision task (SDT); in particular, transfer of enhanced long-term working memory for vertically presented stimuli. Our behavioral results showed no evidence for far transfer. Despite years of intensive practice, Scrabble experts were no faster and no more accurate than controls in the SDT...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881875/loss-of-p300-accelerates-mds-associated-leukemogenesis
#10
G Cheng, F Liu, T Asai, F Lai, N Man, H Xu, S Chen, S Greenblatt, P-J Hamard, K Ando, C Martinez, M Tadi, L Wang, M Xu, F-C Yang, R Shiekhattar, S D Nimer
The role that changes in DNA methylation and histone modifications play in human malignancies is poorly understood. p300 and CBP, two distinct but highly homologous lysine acetyltransferases (KATs), are mutated in several cancers, suggesting their role as tumor suppressors. In the current study, we found that deletion of p300, but not CBP, markedly accelerated the leukemogenesis of Nup98-HoxD13 (NHD13) transgenic mice, an animal model that phenotypically copies human myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). p300 deletion restored the ability of NHD13 expressing hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) to self-renew in vitro, and to expand in vivo, with an increase in stem cell symmetric self-renewal divisions and a decrease in apoptosis...
November 24, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881443/exploitation-of-ep300-and-crebbp-lysine-acetyltransferases-by-cancer
#11
Narsis Attar, Siavash K Kurdistani
p300 and CREB-binding protein (CBP), two homologous lysine acetyltransferases in metazoans, have a myriad of cellular functions. They exert their influence mainly through their roles as transcriptional regulators but also via nontranscriptional effects inside and outside of the nucleus on processes such as DNA replication and metabolism. The versatility of p300/CBP as molecular tools has led to their exploitation by viral oncogenes for cellular transformation and by cancer cells to achieve and maintain an oncogenic phenotype...
November 23, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878780/a-pilot-study-using-lactulose-in-management-of-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-children-with-extrahepatic-portal-vein-obstruction
#12
Hanaa Mostafa El-Karaksy, Omneya Afifi, Azza Bakry, Ann Abdel Kader, Noha Saber
BACKGROUND: Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) is not associated with overt neuropsychiatric symptoms but rather with subtle changes in psychometric and/or neurophysiologic tests. We aimed to diagnose MHE in children with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) and to evaluate the effect of lactulose on MHE. METHODS: A prospective study was carried out on 30 patients with EHPVO (21 males; mean age 10±2.5 years). The study was carried out in the Pediatric Hepatology Unit, Cairo University Pediatric Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, between 2011 and 2013...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863952/differences-in-the-dynamics-of-affective-and-cognitive-processing-an-erp-study
#13
Christina J Mueller, Nathalie Fritsch, Markus J Hofmann, Lars Kuchinke
A controversy in emotion research concerns the question of whether affective or cognitive primacy are evident in processing affective stimuli and the factors contributing to each alternative. Using electrophysiological recordings in an adapted visual oddball paradigm allowed tracking the dynamics of affective and cognitive effects. Stimuli consisted of face pictures displaying affective expressions with rare oddballs differing from frequent stimuli in either affective expression, structure (while frequent stimuli were shown frontally these deviants were turned sideways) or they differed on both dimensions, i...
November 15, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862666/filling-the-void-enriching-the-feature-space-of-successful-stopping
#14
René J Huster, Signe Schneider, Christina F Lavallee, Stefanie Enriquez-Geppert, Christoph S Herrmann
The ability to inhibit behavior is crucial for adaptation in a fast changing environment and is commonly studied with the stop signal task. Current EEG research mainly focuses on the N200 and P300 ERPs and corresponding activity in the theta and delta frequency range, thereby leaving us with a limited understanding of the mechanisms of response inhibition. Here, 15 functional networks were estimated from time-frequency transformed EEG recorded during processing of a visual stop signal task. Cortical sources underlying these functional networks were reconstructed, and a total of 45 features, each representing spectrally and temporally coherent activity, were extracted to train a classifier to differentiate between go and stop trials...
November 11, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862172/investigation-of-brain-electrophysiological-properties-among-heroin-addicts-quantitative-eeg-and-event-related-potentials
#15
Farid Motlagh, Fatimah Ibrahim, Rusdi Rashid, Tahereh Seghatoleslam, Hussain Habil
This study aims to introduce a new approach of a comprehensive paradigm to evaluate brain electrophysiological properties among addicts. Electroencephalographic spectral power as well as amplitudes and latencies of mismatch negativity (MMN), P300, and P600 components were evaluated among 19 male heroin addicts and 19 healthy nonsmoker subjects using a paradigm consisting of three subparadigms, namely (1) digit span Wechsler test, (2) auditory oddball, and (3) visual cue-reactivity oddball paradigms. Task 1 provided auditory P300 and P600 in association with working memory...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856528/in-vivo-hepatic-enhancer-elements-in-the-human-abcg2-locus
#16
Rachel J Eclov, Mee J Kim, Robin P Smith, Xiaomin Liang, Nadav Ahituv, Deanna L Kroetz
ABCG2 encodes the mitoxantrone resistance protein (MXR, BCRP), an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) efflux membrane transporter. Computational analysis of the ~300 kb region of DNA surrounding ABCG2 (chr4:88911376-89220011, hg19) identified 30 regions with potential cis-regulatory capabilities. These putative regulatory regions were tested for their enhancer and suppressor activity in a human liver cell line using luciferase reporter assays. The in vitro enhancer and suppressor assays identified four regions that decreased gene expression and five regions that increased expression >1...
November 17, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855264/acute-effects-of-near-infrared-light-therapy-on-brain-state-in-healthy-subjects-as-quantified-by-qeeg-measures
#17
Fred Grover, Jon Weston, Michael Weston
OBJECTIVE: Recent investigation suggests that near infrared (NIR) light may improve symptoms from mild traumatic brain injury. In addition, quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) has shown measures correlating with concussion: P300, reaction time, and amplitude. The objective of this study was to determine whether NIR light treatment has an acute effect on brain state in healthy patients as measured by EEG. METHODS: A total of 31 healthy volunteers, between the ages of 14 and 65, underwent qEEG event-related response tests before and after a 20-min NIR light head treatment...
November 17, 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849248/what-we-know-of-the-central-auditory-disorders-in-children-exposed-to-alcohol-during-pregnancy-systematic-review
#18
Humberto de Oliveira Simões, Sthella Zanchetta, Erikson Felipe Furtado
Purpose: To identify the effects of alcohol intake during pregnancy on the central auditory nervous system in relation to their possible diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Alcohol-Related Birth Defects and Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder, his extension and the hearing assessment method. Research strategy: Systematic and integrative review searched the databases PubMed, LILACS and SciELO, with terms in Portuguese and English "fetal alcohol syndrome", "alcohol-related disorders" associated with "hearing"...
September 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845150/the-extraction-of-motion-onset-vep-bci-features-based-on-deep-learning-and-compressed-sensing
#19
Teng Ma, Hui Li, Hao Yang, Xulin Lv, Peiyang Li, Tiejun Liu, Dezhong Yao, Peng Xu
BACKGROUND: Motion-onset visual evoked potentials (mVEP) can provide a softer stimulus with reduced fatigue, and it has potential applications for brain computer interface(BCI)systems. However, the mVEP waveform is seriously masked in the strong background EEG activities, and an effective approach is needed to extract the corresponding mVEP features to perform task recognition for BCI control. NEW METHOD: In the current study, we combine deep learning with compressed sensing to mine discriminative mVEP information to improve the mVEP BCI performance...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831885/an-asynchronous-p300-based-brain-computer-interface-web-browser-for-severely-disabled-people
#20
Victor Martinez-Cagigal, Javier Gomez-Pilar, Daniel Alvarez, Roberto Hornero
This paper presents an electroencephalographic (EEG) P300-based brain-computer interface (BCI) Internet browser. The system uses the "odd-ball" row-col paradigm for generating the P300 evoked potentials on the scalp of the user, which are immediately processed and translated into web browser commands. There were previous approaches for controlling a BCI web browser. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of them was focused on an assistive context, failing to test their applications with a suitable number of end users...
October 31, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
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