keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

PCC

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781782/construct-validity-of-the-mealtime-scan-a-secondary-data-analysis-of-the-making-most-of-mealtimes-m3-study
#1
Sabrina Iuglio, Heather Keller, Habib Chaudhury, Susan E Slaughter, Christina Lengyel, Jill Morrison, Veronique Boscart, Natalie Carrier
Long-term care (LTC) physical and psychosocial mealtime environments have been inconsistently assessed due to the lack of a standardized measure. The purpose of this study was to examine the construct validity of a new standardized observational measure, the Mealtime Scan (MTS), using the Making Most of Mealtimes data collected on 639 residents in 82 dining rooms in 32 LTC homes. The MTS includes physical, social, and person-centered care summary scales scored from 1 to 8. Mean ratings on these summary scales were moderate for physical (5...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780373/regulation-mechanism-mediated-by-trans-encoded-srna-nc117-in-short-chain-alcohols-tolerance-in-synechocystis-sp-pcc-6803
#2
Yanqi Bi, Guangsheng Pei, Tao Sun, Zixi Chen, Lei Chen, Weiwen Zhang
Microbial small RNAs (sRNAs) play essential roles against many stress conditions in cyanobacteria. However, little is known on their regulatory mechanisms on biofuels tolerance. In our previous sRNA analysis, a trans -encoded sRNA Nc117 was found involved in the tolerance to ethanol and 1-butanol in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. However, its functional mechanism is yet to be determined. In this study, functional characterization of sRNA Nc117 was performed. Briefly, the exact length of the trans -encoded sRNA Nc117 was determined to be 102 nucleotides using 3' RACE, and the positive regulation of Nc117 on short chain alcohols tolerance was further confirmed...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779047/over-diagnosis-of-potential-malignant-behavior-in-men-2a-associated-pheochromocytomas-using-the-pass-and-gapp-algorithms
#3
Adam Stenman, Jan Zedenius, Carl Christofer Juhlin
PURPOSE: Pheochromocytomas (PCCs) exhibit malignant potential, but current histological modalities for the proper detection of aggressive behavior are debated. The two most widespread algorithms are the "Pheochromocytoma of the Adrenal Gland Scaled Score" (PASS) and the "Grading System for Adrenal Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma" (GAPP), both which mostly rely on histological parameters to identify PCC patients at risk of disseminated disease. Since the algorithms are derived from studies using predominantly sporadic PCCs, little is known whether the PASS or GAPP scores can predict malignant potential in hereditary cases...
May 19, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778228/the-highly-heterogeneous-methylated-genomes-and-diverse-restriction-modification-systems-of-bloom-forming-microcystis
#4
Liang Zhao, Yulong Song, Lin Li, Nanqin Gan, Jerry J Brand, Lirong Song
The occurrence of harmful Microcystis blooms is increasing in frequency in a myriad of freshwater ecosystems. Despite considerable research pertaining to the cause and nature of these blooms, the molecular mechanisms behind the cosmopolitan distribution and phenotypic diversity in Microcystis are still unclear. We compared the patterns and extent of DNA methylation in three strains of Microcystis, PCC 7806SL, NIES-2549 and FACHB-1757, using Single Molecule Real-Time (SMRT) sequencing technology. Intact restriction-modification (R-M) systems were identified from the genomes of these strains, and from two previously sequenced strains of Microcystis, NIES-843 and TAIHU98...
May 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777819/7-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-caudal-anterior-cingulate-and-posterior-cingulate-cortex-atrophy-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia
#5
Hyeong Cheol Moon, Chan-A Park, Yeong-Jae Jeon, Soon Tae You, Hyun Man Baek, Youn Joo Lee, Chul Beom Cho, Chae Joon Cheong, Young Seok Park
The cingulate cortex (CC) is a brain region that plays a key role in pain processing, but CC abnormalities are not unclear in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN). The purpose of this study was to determine the central causal mechanisms of TN and the surrounding brain structure in healthy controls and patients with TN using 7 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Whole-brain parcellation in gray matter volume and thickness was assessed in 15 patients with TN and 16 healthy controls matched for sex, age, and regional variability using T1-weighted imaging...
May 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774003/disrupted-spontaneous-neural-activity-related-to-cognitive-impairment-in-postpartum-women
#6
Jin-Xia Zheng, Yu-Chen Chen, Huiyou Chen, Liang Jiang, Fan Bo, Yuan Feng, Wen-Wei Tang, Xindao Yin, Jian-Ping Gu
Purpose: Prior research has demonstrated that the postpartum period is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment. This study aims to investigate whether disrupted spontaneous neural activity exists in postpartum women without depression using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) and to detect the relationship between these abnormalities and cognitive impairment. Materials and Methods: Postpartum women ( n = 22) were compared with age- and education-matched nulliparous women ( n = 23) using rs-fMRI...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769626/the-cholinergic-contribution-to-the-resting-state-functional-network-in-non-demented-parkinson-s-disease
#7
Yoonju Lee, Jee Hyun Ham, Jungho Cha, Yeong-Hun Park, Jae Jung Lee, Mun Kyung Sunwoo, Jin Yong Hong, Young H Sohn, Jong-Min Lee, Phil Hyu Lee
The cholinergic system arising from the basal forebrain plays an important role in cognitive performance in Parkinson's disease (PD). Here, we analyzed cholinergic status-dependent cortical and subcortical resting-state functional connectivity in PD. A total of 61 drug-naïve PD patients were divided into tertiles based on normalized substantia innominata (SI) volumes. We compared the resting-state network from seed region of interest in the caudate, posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), and SI between the lowest (PD-L) and highest tertile (PD-H) groups...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768630/what-determines-mortality-in-malignant-pheochromocytoma-report-of-a-case-with-eighteen-year-survival-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Matheus de Oliveira Andrade, Vinícius Santos da Cunha, Dayana Carla de Oliveira, Olívia Laquis de Moraes, Adriana Lofrano-Porto
Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a tumor derived from adrenomedullary chromaffin cells. Prognosis of malignant PCC is generally poor due to local recurrence or metastasis. We aim to report a case of malignant PCC with 18-year survival and discuss which factors may be related to mortality and long-term survival in malignant pheochromocytoma. The patient, a 45-year-old man, reported sustained arterial hypertension with paroxysmal episodes of tachycardia, associated with head and neck burning sensation, and hand and foot tremors...
March 2018: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765312/associations-between-daily-mood-states-and-brain-gray-matter-volume-resting-state-functional-connectivity-and-task-based-activity-in-healthy-adults
#9
Elmira Ismaylova, Jessica Di Sante, Jean-Philippe Gouin, Florence B Pomares, Frank Vitaro, Richard E Tremblay, Linda Booij
Numerous studies have shown differences in the functioning in the areas of the frontal-limbic circuitry between depressed patients and controls. However, current knowledge on frontal-limbic neural substrates of individual differences in mood states in everyday life in healthy individuals is scarce. The present study investigates anatomical, resting-state, and functional neural correlates of daily mood states in healthy individuals. We expected to observe associations between mood and the frontal-limbic circuitry and the default-mode network (DMN)...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764396/functional-connectivity-of-hippocampal-subregions-in-ptsd-relations-with-symptoms
#10
Bailee L Malivoire, Todd A Girard, Ronak Patel, Candice M Monson
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with abnormal hippocampal activity; however, the functional connectivity (FC) of the hippocampus with other brain regions in PTSD and its relations with symptoms warrants further attention. We investigated subregional hippocampal FC in PTSD during a resting state compared with a trauma-exposed control (TEC) group. Based on extant research, we targeted the FCs of the anterior and posterior hippocampal subregions with the amygdala, medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), and the posterior cingulate (PCC)...
May 15, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757137/reversal-of-apixaban-induced-alterations-in-haemostasis-by-different-coagulation-factor-concentrates-in-patients-after-hip-or-knee-replacement-surgery
#11
Katrin Schmidt, Kerstin Krüger, Elisabeth Langer, Martin Schmutzler, Elke Johnen, Klaus D Wernecke, Christian Von Heymann, Mareike K Körber
BACKGROUND: Apixaban is a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) with a specific inhibition of activated factor X (FXa). In case of bleeding or need of urgent surgery a direct antidote is not yet available. Off-label application of non-specific haemostatic agents, such as prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) and recombinant FVIIa (rFVIIa), has been reported to reverse the effects of apixaban in in vitro and animal studies. The aim of this study is to measure the reversal potential of PCC and rFVIIa in patients with prophylactic apixaban concentrations...
May 11, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756354/neural-correlates-of-suicidality-in-adolescents-with-major-depression-resting-state-functional-connectivity-of-the-precuneus-and-posterior-cingulate-cortex
#12
Melinda Westlund Schreiner, Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Kathryn R Cullen
OBJECTIVE: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors ("suicidality"). Of the three components of Joiner's interpersonal theory of suicide, two involve negatively valenced, self-related beliefs: perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness. However, the neurocircuitry underlying self-processing and suicidality has not been fully explored. This study examined the association between suicidality and the neurocircuitry of regions relevant to self-referential processing in adolescents with depression...
May 13, 2018: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745828/raptorx-angle-real-value-prediction-of-protein-backbone-dihedral-angles-through-a-hybrid-method-of-clustering-and-deep-learning
#13
Yujuan Gao, Sheng Wang, Minghua Deng, Jinbo Xu
BACKGROUND: Protein dihedral angles provide a detailed description of protein local conformation. Predicted dihedral angles can be used to narrow down the conformational space of the whole polypeptide chain significantly, thus aiding protein tertiary structure prediction. However, direct angle prediction from sequence alone is challenging. RESULTS: In this article, we present a novel method (named RaptorX-Angle) to predict real-valued angles by combining clustering and deep learning...
May 8, 2018: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743482/functional-expression-of-an-oxygen-labile-nitrogenase-in-an-oxygenic-photosynthetic-organism
#14
Ryoma Tsujimoto, Hiroya Kotani, Konomi Yokomizo, Hisanori Yamakawa, Aoi Nonaka, Yuichi Fujita
Transfer of nitrogen fixation ability to plants, especially crops, is a promising approach to mitigate dependence on chemical nitrogen fertilizer and alleviate environmental pollution caused by nitrogen fertilizer run-off. However, the need to transfer a large number of nitrogen fixation (nif) genes and the extreme vulnerability of nitrogenase to oxygen constitute major obstacles for transfer of nitrogen-fixing ability to plants. Here we demonstrate functional expression of a cyanobacterial nitrogenase in the non-diazotrophic cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740419/diversity-of-growth-patterns-probed-in-live-cyanobacterial-cells-using-a-fluorescent-analog-of-a-peptidoglycan-precursor
#15
Ju-Yuan Zhang, Gui-Ming Lin, Wei-Yue Xing, Cheng-Cai Zhang
Cyanobacteria were the first oxygenic photosynthetic organisms during evolution and were ancestors of plastids. Cyanobacterial cells exhibit an extraordinary diversity in their size and shape, and bacterial cell morphology largely depends on the synthesis and the dynamics of the peptidoglycan (PG) layer. Here, we used a fluorescence analog of the PG synthesis precursor D-Ala, 7-Hydroxycoumarin-amino-D-alanine (HADA), to probe the PG synthesis pattern in live cells of cyanobacteria with different morphology...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740417/the-small-regulatory-antisense-rna-pilr-affects-pilus-formation-and-cell-motility-by-negatively-regulating-pila11-in-synechocystis-sp-pcc-6803
#16
Jinlu Hu, Jiao Zhan, Hui Chen, Chenliu He, Huaixing Cang, Qiang Wang
Pili are found on the surface of many bacteria and play important roles in cell motility, pathogenesis, biofilm formation, and sensing and reacting to environmental changes. Cell motility in the model cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 relies on expression of the putative pilA9-pilA10-pilA11-slr2018 operon. In this study, we identified the antisense RNA PilR encoded in the noncoding strand of the prepilin-encoding gene pilA11 . Analysis of overexpressor [PilR(+)] and suppressor [PilR(-)] mutant strains revealed that PilR is a direct negative regulator of PilA11 protein...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735650/p-ii-like-signaling-protein-sbtb-links-camp-sensing-with-cyanobacterial-inorganic-carbon-response
#17
Khaled A Selim, Florian Haase, Marcus D Hartmann, Martin Hagemann, Karl Forchhammer
Cyanobacteria are phototrophic prokaryotes that evolved oxygenic photosynthesis ∼2.7 billion y ago and are presently responsible for ∼10% of total global photosynthetic production. To cope with the evolutionary pressure of dropping ambient CO2 concentrations, they evolved a CO2 -concentrating mechanism (CCM) to augment intracellular inorganic carbon (Ci ) levels for efficient CO2 fixation. However, how cyanobacteria sense the fluctuation in Ci is poorly understood. Here we present biochemical, structural, and physiological insights into SbtB, a unique PII -like signaling protein, which provides new insights into Ci sensing...
May 7, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734695/discrimination-of-gastrodia-elata-from-different-geographical-origin-for-quality-evaluation-using-newly-build-near-infrared-spectrum-coupled-with-multivariate-analysis
#18
Yamin Zuo, Xuehua Deng, Qing Wu
Discrimination of Gastrodia elata ( G. elata ) geographical origin is of great importance to pharmaceutical companies and consumers in China. this paper focuses on the feasibility of near infrared spectrum (NIRS) combined multivariate analysis as a rapid and non-destructive method to prove its fit for this purpose. Firstly, 16 batches of G. elata samples from four main-cultivation regions in China were quantified by traditional HPLC method. It showed that samples from different origins could not be efficiently differentiated by the contents of four phenolic compounds in this study...
May 4, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734487/cortical-thickness-and-white-matter-integrity-abnormalities-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-combined-multimodal-surface-based-morphometry-and-tract-based-spatial-statistics-study
#19
Cong Zhou, Jian Xu, Liangliang Ping, Fengrui Zhang, Wei Chen, Zonglin Shen, Linling Jiang, Xiufeng Xu, Yuqi Cheng
BACKGROUND: Cerebral morphological abnormalities may play a key role in pathogenesis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, few studies have used multimodal imaging strategies to investigate alterations of cortical morphometry and white matter (WM) integrity. This study aimed to evaluate cortical thickness, cortical and subcortical volume, and WM integrity characteristics in OCD patients comprehensively. METHODS: We acquired magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans from 52 OCD patients and 46 well-matched healthy controls (HCs)...
May 7, 2018: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727442/robust-stochastic-turing-patterns-in-the-development-of-a-one-dimensional-cyanobacterial-organism
#20
Francesca Di Patti, Laura Lavacchi, Rinat Arbel-Goren, Leora Schein-Lubomirsky, Duccio Fanelli, Joel Stavans
Under nitrogen deprivation, the one-dimensional cyanobacterial organism Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 develops patterns of single, nitrogen-fixing cells separated by nearly regular intervals of photosynthetic vegetative cells. We study a minimal, stochastic model of developmental patterns in Anabaena that includes a nondiffusing activator, two diffusing inhibitor morphogens, demographic fluctuations in the number of morphogen molecules, and filament growth. By tracking developing filaments, we provide experimental evidence for different spatiotemporal roles of the two inhibitors during pattern maintenance and for small molecular copy numbers, justifying a stochastic approach...
May 4, 2018: PLoS Biology
keyword
keyword
35427
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"