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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910942/improved-bi-allelic-modification-of-a-transcriptionally-silent-locus-in-patient-derived-ipsc-by-cas9-nickase
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Reto Eggenschwiler, Mohsen Moslem, Mariane Serra Fráguas, Melanie Galla, Oliver Papp, Maximilian Naujock, Ines Fonfara, Ingrid Gensch, Annabell Wähner, Abbas Beh-Pajooh, Claudio Mussolino, Marcel Tauscher, Doris Steinemann, Florian Wegner, Susanne Petri, Axel Schambach, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Toni Cathomen, Tobias Cantz
Homology directed repair (HDR)-based genome editing via selectable long flanking arm donors can be hampered by local transgene silencing at transcriptionally silent loci. Here, we report efficient bi-allelic modification of a silent locus in patient-derived hiPSC by using Cas9 nickase and a silencing-resistant donor construct that contains an excisable selection/counter-selection cassette. To identify the most active single guide RNA (sgRNA)/nickase combinations, we employed a lentiviral vector-based reporter assay to determine the HDR efficiencies in cella...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906974/in-silico-knockout-studies-of-xenophagic-capturing-of-salmonella
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Jennifer Scheidel, Leonie Amstein, Jörg Ackermann, Ivan Dikic, Ina Koch
The degradation of cytosol-invading pathogens by autophagy, a process known as xenophagy, is an important mechanism of the innate immune system. Inside the host, Salmonella Typhimurium invades epithelial cells and resides within a specialized intracellular compartment, the Salmonella-containing vacuole. A fraction of these bacteria does not persist inside the vacuole and enters the host cytosol. Salmonella Typhimurium that invades the host cytosol becomes a target of the autophagy machinery for degradation...
December 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906964/undernutrition-vitamin-a-and-iron-deficiency-are-associated-with-impaired-intestinal-mucosal-permeability-in-young-bangladeshi-children-assessed-by-lactulose-mannitol-test
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Md Iqbal Hossain, Rashidul Haque, Dinesh Mondal, Mustafa Mahfuz, Am Shamsir Ahmed, M Munirul Islam, Richard L Guerrant, William A Petri, Tahmeed Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Lactulose/mannitol (L:M) test has been used as a non-invasive marker of intestinal mucosal -integrity and -permeability (enteropathy). We investigated the association of enteropathy with anthropometrics, micronutrient- status, and morbidity in children. METHODS: The urine and blood samples were collected from 925 children aged 6-24 months residing in Mirpur slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh during November 2009 to April 2013. L:M test and micronutrient status were assessed in the laboratory of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) following standard procedure...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903280/a-critical-review-of-the-current-knowledge-regarding-the-biological-impact-of-nanocellulose
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C Endes, S Camarero-Espinosa, S Mueller, E J Foster, A Petri-Fink, B Rothen-Rutishauser, C Weder, M J D Clift
Several forms of nanocellulose, notably cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibrillated cellulose, exhibit attractive property matrices and are potentially useful for a large number of industrial applications. These include the paper and cardboard industry, use as reinforcing filler in polymer composites, basis for low-density foams, additive in adhesives and paints, as well as a wide variety of food, hygiene, cosmetic, and medical products. Although the commercial exploitation of nanocellulose has already commenced, little is known as to the potential biological impact of nanocellulose, particularly in its raw form...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903188/the-role-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-tractography-for-gamma-knife-thalamotomy-planning
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João Gabriel Ribeiro Gomes, Alessandra Augusta Gorgulho, Amanda de Oliveira López, Crystian Wilian Chagas Saraiva, Lucas Petri Damiani, Anderson Martins Pássaro, João Victor Salvajoli, Ludmila de Oliveira Siqueira, Bernardo Peres Salvajoli, Antônio Afonso Ferreira De Salles
OBJECTIVE The role of tractography in Gamma Knife thalamotomy (GK-T) planning is still unclear. Pyramidal tractography might reduce the risk of radiation injury to the pyramidal tract and reduce motor complications. METHODS In this study, the ventralis intermedius nucleus (VIM) targets of 20 patients were bilaterally defined using Iplannet Stereotaxy Software, according to the anterior commissure-posterior commissure (AC-PC) line and considering the localization of the pyramidal tract. The 40 targets and tractography were transferred as objects to the GammaPlan Treatment Planning System (GP-TPS)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902867/predictive-factors-and-treatment-outcome-of-laryngeal-carcinoma-recurrence
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Aaro Haapaniemi, Janne Väisänen, Timo Atula, Olli-Pekka Alho, Antti Mäkitie, Petri Koivunen
BACKGROUND: Up to 30% of patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) present with recurrence after treatment. We analyzed factors associated with the risk of cancer recurrence and prognosis after recurrence. METHODS: A nationwide laryngeal SCC cohort from Finnish university hospitals during 2001 to 2005 with initial successful therapy (n = 316) was analyzed. RESULTS: Laryngeal SCC recurred in 22% of patients. The median time to recurrence was 9 months, with 90% occurring within 36 months after treatment...
November 30, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898643/effect-of-different-osmolalities-cho-types-and-cho-on-gastric-emptying-in-humans
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Xiaocai Shi, Kristin L Osterberg, Heather Petrie, John R Stofan, Robert Murray
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of beverage osmolalities, carbohydrate (CHO) type and CHO concentration on gastric emptying in euhydrated subjects at rest. METHODS: The gastric emptying of water (W), four glucose beverages (2, 4, 6, and 8% glucose: 2G, 4G, 6G, and 8G) and four sucrose beverages (2, 4, 6, and 8% sucrose: 2S, 4S, 6S, and 8S) were determined in eight healthy subjects using the modified George double-sampling technique. Subjects ingested a beverage (7 ml/kg body weight) containing 25-ppm phenol red as quickly as possible (≤1...
November 28, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897030/influence-of-cardiac-motion-on-stent-lumen-visualization-in-third-generation-dual-source-ct-employing-a-pulsatile-heart-model
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Nils Petri, Tobias Gassenmaier, Thomas Allmendinger, Thomas Flohr, Wolfram Voelker, Thorsten A Bley
OBJECTIVE: To detect an in-stent restenosis an invasive coronary angiography is commonly performed. Due to the risk associated to this procedure, a non-invasive method to detect or exclude an in-stent restenosis is desirable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of cardiac motion on stent lumen visibility in a third-generation dual-source CT scanner (SOMATOM Force, Siemens Healthcare, Forchheim, Germany), employing a pulsatile heart model (CoroSim by Mecora). METHODS: Thirteen coronary stents with a diameter of 3...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896593/biochemical-and-oxidative-stress-markers-in-the-liver-and-kidneys-of-rats-submitted-to-different-protocols-of-anabolic-steroids
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Guilherme Lopes Dornelles, Andressa Bueno, Juliana Sorraila de Oliveira, Aleksandro Schafer da Silva, Raqueli Teresinha França, Cássia Bagolin da Silva, Márcia Silveira Netto Machado, Letícia do Santos Petry, Fátima Husein Abdalla, Cibele Lima Lhamas, Cinthia Melazzo de Andrade
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of different protocols (P1, P2, and P3) of boldenone undecylenate (BU) and stanozolol (ST) on markers of liver and kidney function and variables of oxidative stress in these organs. For this, 54 male Wistar rats were divided into nine groups of six animals each. Each animal received intramuscularly 5.0 mg kg(-1) of BU or ST once a week for 4 weeks (P1); 2.5 mg kg(-1) of BU or ST once a week for 8 weeks (P2); and 1.25 mg kg(-1) of BU or ST once a week for 12 weeks (P3)...
November 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896232/quality-of-life-perception-in-type-2-diabetes
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Cristian Petri, Laura Stefani, Vittorio Bini, Nicola Maffulli, Stefania Frau, Gabriele Mascherini, Massimiliano De Angelis, Giorgio Galanti
PURPOSE: Lifestyle analysis is often used for primary and secondary prevention in many chronic metabolic diseases, including diabetes. Questionnaires are simple and common methods for first investigation risk of factors related to the perception of quality of life (QoL). The present study evaluates the feasibility to use questionnaires for first investigation of risk factors, and ascertain whether the results of such questionnaires are associated with the perception of QoL. METHODS: Validated questionnaires from the international ACSM guidelines were used to study a cohort of 142 consecutive type 2 diabetes patients (mean age: 66...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886073/effect-of-six-month-diet-intervention-on-sleep-among-overweight-and-obese-men-with-chronic-insomnia-symptoms-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiao Tan, Markku Alén, Kun Wang, Jarkko Tenhunen, Petri Wiklund, Markku Partinen, Sulin Cheng
Growing evidence suggests that diet alteration affects sleep, but this has not yet been studied in adults with insomnia symptoms. We aimed to determine the effect of a six-month diet intervention on sleep among overweight and obese (Body mass index, BMI ≥ 25 kg/m²) men with chronic insomnia symptoms. Forty-nine men aged 30-65 years with chronic insomnia symptoms were randomized into diet (n = 28) or control (n = 21) groups. The diet group underwent a six-month individualized diet intervention with three face-to-face counseling sessions and online supervision 1-3 times per week; 300-500 kcal/day less energy intake and optimized nutrient composition were recommended...
November 23, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884822/a-framework-for-remission-in-sle-consensus-findings-from-a-large-international-task-force-on-definitions-of-remission-in-sle-doris
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Ronald van Vollenhoven, Alexandre Voskuyl, George Bertsias, Cynthia Aranow, Martin Aringer, Laurent Arnaud, Anca Askanase, Petra Balážová, Eloisa Bonfa, Hendrika Bootsma, Dimitrios Boumpas, Ian Bruce, Ricard Cervera, Ann Clarke, Cindy Coney, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, László Czirják, Ronald Derksen, Andrea Doria, Thomas Dörner, Rebecca Fischer-Betz, Ruth Fritsch-Stork, Caroline Gordon, Winfried Graninger, Noémi Györi, Frédéric Houssiau, David Isenberg, Soren Jacobsen, David Jayne, Annegret Kuhn, Veronique Le Guern, Kirsten Lerstrøm, Roger Levy, Francinne Machado-Ribeiro, Xavier Mariette, Jamil Missaykeh, Eric Morand, Marta Mosca, Murat Inanc, Sandra Navarra, Irmgard Neumann, Marzena Olesinska, Michelle Petri, Anisur Rahman, Ole Petter Rekvig, Jozef Rovensky, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Josef Smolen, Angela Tincani, Murray Urowitz, Bernadette van Leeuw, Carlos Vasconcelos, Anne Voss, Victoria P Werth, Helena Zakharova, Asad Zoma, Matthias Schneider, Michael Ward
OBJECTIVES: Treat-to-target recommendations have identified 'remission' as a target in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but recognise that there is no universally accepted definition for this. Therefore, we initiated a process to achieve consensus on potential definitions for remission in SLE. METHODS: An international task force of 60 specialists and patient representatives participated in preparatory exercises, a face-to-face meeting and follow-up electronic voting...
November 24, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882428/progression-of-noncalcified-and-calcified-coronary-plaque-by-ct-angiography-in-sle
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Aisha Khan, Armin Arbab-Zadeh, Adnan N Kiani, Laurence S Magder, Michelle Petri
Premature coronary artery disease remains the major cause of late death in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Coronary artery calcium (CAC) represents an advanced stage of atherosclerosis, whereas noncalcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque (NCP) typically is more prone to trigger acute coronary events. The aim of this study was to assess the stability of NCP over time and identify factors associated with changes in NCP in patients with SLE. CT coronary angiography and calcium scanning were performed at baseline and follow-up in thirty-six SLE patients...
November 23, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881934/modeling-biological-gradient-formation-combining-partial-differential-equations-and-petri-nets
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Laura M F Bertens, Jetty Kleijn, Sander C Hille, Monika Heiner, Maciej Koutny, Fons J Verbeek
Both Petri nets and differential equations are important modeling tools for biological processes. In this paper we demonstrate how these two modeling techniques can be combined to describe biological gradient formation. Parameters derived from partial differential equation describing the process of gradient formation are incorporated in an abstract Petri net model. The quantitative aspects of the resulting model are validated through a case study of gradient formation in the fruit fly.
2016: Natural Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881825/effects-of-a-gut-pathobiont-in-a-gnotobiotic-mouse-model-of-childhood-undernutrition
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Vitas E Wagner, Neelendu Dey, Janaki Guruge, Ansel Hsiao, Philip P Ahern, Nicholas P Semenkovich, Laura V Blanton, Jiye Cheng, Nicholas Griffin, Thaddeus S Stappenbeck, Olga Ilkayeva, Christopher B Newgard, William Petri, Rashidul Haque, Tahmeed Ahmed, Jeffrey I Gordon
To model how interactions among enteropathogens and gut microbial community members contribute to undernutrition, we colonized gnotobiotic mice fed representative Bangladeshi diets with sequenced bacterial strains cultured from the fecal microbiota of two 24-month-old Bangladeshi children: one healthy and the other underweight. The undernourished donor's bacterial collection contained an enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis strain (ETBF), whereas the healthy donor's bacterial collection contained two nontoxigenic strains of B...
November 23, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881605/monocytes-and-dendritic-cells-are-the-primary-sources-of-interleukin-37-in-human-immune-cells
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Ina Rudloff, Steven X Cho, Jason C Lao, Devi Ngo, Matthew McKenzie, Claudia A Nold-Petry, Marcel F Nold
The interleukin (IL)-1 family member IL-37 is one of few anti-inflammatory cytokines, and it is capable of countering a broad spectrum of proinflammatory assaults. Although it is known that leukocytes are a major source of IL-37, knowledge on IL-37 production and secretion in specific immune cell types remains limited. Thus, we investigated IL-37 mRNA expression as well as protein production and secretion in human PBMCs. In PBMCs stimulated with agonists of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 1-6 and 9, IL1F7 (the IL-37-encoding gene) was induced up to 9-fold, peaked at 6-8 h and returned to steady-state at 72 h...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880796/foxn1-cre-expression-in-the-male-germline
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Jianjun Shi, Irina Getun, Bivian Torres, Howard T Petrie
Foxn1 (forkhead box N1), also known as the nude gene or winged-helix nude (Whn), is a forkhead transcription factor thought to be restricted to keratinocytes in the skin and thymus. Consistent with this tissue distribution, spontaneous or targeted mutation of Foxn1 results in the absence of both hair and a thymus. Genetic manipulation of the Foxn1 locus thus represents a powerful tool for tissue specific gene control in the skin and thymus, and tools such as Cre recombinase under control of the Foxn1 locus are widely used for this purpose...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879644/efficacy-of-topical-application-leaf-residue-or-soil-drench-of-blastospores-of-isaria-fumosorosea-for-citrus-root-weevil-management-laboratory-and-greenhouse-investigations
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Pasco B Avery, Wayne B Hunter, David G Hall, Mark A Jackson, Charles A Powell
The efficacy of topical, leaf residue, and soil drench applications with Isaria fumosorosea blastospores (Ifr strain 3581) was assessed for the management of the citrus root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.). Blastospores of Ifr were applied topically at a rate of 10⁷ blastospores mL(-1) on both the larvae and adults, and each insect stage was incubated in rearing cups with artificial diet at 25 °C, either in the dark or in a growth chamber under a 16 h photophase for 2 weeks, respectively. Percent larval and adult mortality due to the infection of Ifr was assessed after 14 days as compared to untreated controls...
November 22, 2016: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878214/lethal-and-sublethal-effects-of-essential-oil-of-lippia-sidoides-verbenaceae-and-monoterpenes-on-chagas-disease-vector-rhodnius-prolixus
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Marcela B Figueiredo, Geovany A Gomes, Jayme M Santangelo, Emerson G Pontes, Patricia Azambuja, Elói S Garcia, Mário G de Carvalho
The aim of this study was to identify the composition of the essential oil from leaves of Lippia sidoides (EOLS), a typical shrub commonly found in the dry northeast of Brazil, popularly known as "alecrim-pimenta". Additionally, we investigated the nymphicidal, ovicidal, phagoinhibitory and excretion effects of EOLS, its major constituent thymol and its isomer carvacrol, on fourth instar nymphs and eggs of Rhodnius prolixus, the Chagas' disease vector. The nymphicidal and ovicidal activity of thymol, carvacrol, and EOLS was assessed by tests using impregnated Petri dishes...
November 21, 2016: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877115/insights-into-brain-architectures-from-the-homological-scaffolds-of-functional-connectivity-networks
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Louis-David Lord, Paul Expert, Henrique M Fernandes, Giovanni Petri, Tim J Van Hartevelt, Francesco Vaccarino, Gustavo Deco, Federico Turkheimer, Morten L Kringelbach
In recent years, the application of network analysis to neuroimaging data has provided useful insights about the brain's functional and structural organization in both health and disease. This has proven a significant paradigm shift from the study of individual brain regions in isolation. Graph-based models of the brain consist of vertices, which represent distinct brain areas, and edges which encode the presence (or absence) of a structural or functional relationship between each pair of vertices. By definition, any graph metric will be defined upon this dyadic representation of the brain activity...
2016: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
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