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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449055/primary-tumor-sidedness-has-an-impact-on-prognosis-and-treatment-outcome-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-results-from-two-randomized-first-line-panitumumab-studies
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N Boeckx, R Koukakis, K Op de Beeck, C Rolfo, G Van Camp, S Siena, J Tabernero, J-Y Douillard, T André, M Peeters
Background: : Previous studies have reported the prognostic impact of primary tumor sidedness in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and its influence on cetuximab efficacy. The present retrospective analysis of two panitumumab trials investigated a possible association between tumor sidedness and treatment efficacy in first-line mCRC patients with RAS wild-type (WT) primary tumors. Material and methods: Data from two randomized first-line panitumumab trials were analyzed for treatment outcomes by primary tumor sidedness for RAS WT patients...
April 25, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448667/association-between-facial-rejuvenation-and-observer-ratings-of-youth-attractiveness-success-and-health
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Kristin L Bater, Lisa E Ishii, Ira D Papel, Theda C Kontis, Patrick J Byrne, Kofi D O Boahene, Jason C Nellis, Masaru Ishii
Importance: Surgical procedures for the aging face-including face-lift, blepharoplasty, and brow-lift-consistently rank among the most popular cosmetic services sought by patients. Although these surgical procedures are broadly classified as procedures that restore a youthful appearance, they may improve societal perceptions of attractiveness, success, and health, conferring an even larger social benefit than just restoring a youthful appearance to the face. Objectives: To determine if face-lift and upper facial rejuvenation surgery improve observer ratings of age, attractiveness, success, and health and to quantify the effect of facial rejuvenation surgery on each individual domain...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448456/upregulation-of-mirna-4776-in-influenza-virus-infected-bronchial-epithelial-cells-is-associated-with-downregulation-of-nfkbib-and-increased-viral-survival
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Sreekumar Othumpangat, Nicole B Bryan, Donald H Beezhold, John D Noti
Influenza A virus (IAV) infection remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. One key transcription factor that is activated upon IAV infection is nuclear factor Kappa B (NF-κB). NF-κB regulation involves the inhibitor proteins NF-κB inhibitor beta (NFKBIB), (also known as IκB β), which form complexes with NF-κB to sequester it in the cytoplasm. In this study, microarray data showed differential expression of several microRNAs (miRNAs) on exposure to IAV. Target scan analysis revealed that miR-4776, miR-4514 and miR-4742 potentially target NFKBIB messenger RNA (mRNA)...
April 27, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447921/the-effectiveness-of-acute-normolvolemic-hemodilution-and-autologous-prime-on-intraoperative-blood-management-during-cardiac-surgery
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Alfred H Stammers, Linda B Mongero, Eric Tesdahl, Andrew Stasko, Samuel Weinstein
OBJECTIVE: Intraoperative blood management during cardiac surgery is a multifaceted process incorporating various interventions directed at optimizing oxygen delivery and enhancing hemostasis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) and autologous priming (AP) on preserving the hematocrit during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHOD: Case records from a national registry of adult patients who underwent cardiac surgery between January and October 2016 were reviewed...
April 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447845/time-course-of-motor-affordances-evoked-by-pictured-objects-and-words
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Daniel N Bub, Michael E J Masson, Ragav Kumar
Correspondence effects based on the relationship between the left/right position of a pictured object's handle and the hand used to make a response, or on the size of the object and the nature of a grip response (power/precision), have been attributed to motor affordances evoked by the object. Effects of this nature, however, are readily explained by the similarity in the abstract spatial coding of the features that define the stimulus and response, without recourse to object-based affordances. We propose that in the task context of making reach-and-grasp actions, pictured objects may evoke genuine, limb-specific action constituents...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447389/outer-membrane-vesicles-from-fibrobacter-succinogenes-s85-contain-an-array-of-carbohydrate-active-enzymes-with-versatile-polysaccharide-degrading-capacity
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Magnus Ø Arntzen, Anikó Várnai, Roderick I Mackie, Vincent G H Eijsink, Phillip B Pope
Fibrobacter succinogenes is an anaerobic bacterium naturally colonizing the rumen and cecum of herbivores where it utilizes an enigmatic mechanism to deconstruct cellulose into cellobiose and glucose, which serve as carbon sources for growth. Here, we illustrate that outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) released by F. succinogenes are enriched with carbohydrate-active enzymes and that intact OMVs were able to depolymerize a broad range of linear and branched hemicelluloses and pectin, despite the inability of F. succinogenes to utilize non-cellulosic (pentose) sugars for growth...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447184/electromyographic-evaluation-of-high-intensity-elastic-resistance-exercises-for-lower-extremity-muscles-during-bed-rest
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Jonas Vinstrup, Sebastian Skals, Joaquin Calatayud, Markus Due Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Matheus Daros Pinto, Mikel Izquierdo, Yuling Wang, Mette K Zebis, Lars Louis Andersen
PURPOSE: Prolonged hospital bed rest after severe injury or disease leads to rapid muscle atrophy and strength loss. Therefore, the main aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of lower extremity strengthening exercises using elastic resistance that can be performed while lying in a hospital bed. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, 22 healthy individuals performed three consecutive repetitions of 14 different lower extremity exercises using elastic resistance, with a perceived intensity corresponding to 8 on the Borg CR-10 scale...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447024/following-the-preclinical-data-leveraging-the-abscopal-effect-more-efficaciously
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Wilfred Ngwa, Zi Ouyang
Radiotherapy is employed in the treatment of over 50% of cancer patients. However, this therapy approach is limited to mainly treating localized disease. In 1953, Mole described the remarkable abscopal effect, whereby, localized radiotherapy of a patient's primary tumor might engender regression of cancer at distant sites, which were not irradiated. Current consensus is that if the abscopal effect can be efficaciously leveraged, it would transform the field of radiation oncology, extending the use of radiotherapy to treatment of both localized and metastatic disease...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446880/shifts-in-the-gut-microbiota-composition-due-to-depleted-bone-marrow-beta-adrenergic-signaling-are-associated-with-suppressed-inflammatory-transcriptional-networks-in-the-mouse-colon
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Tao Yang, Niousha Ahmari, Jordan T Schmidt, Ty Redler, Rebeca Arocha, Kevin Pacholec, Kacy L Magee, Wendi Malphurs, Jennifer L Owen, Gregory A Krane, Eric Li, Gary P Wang, Thomas W Vickroy, Mohan K Raizada, Christopher J Martyniuk, Jasenka Zubcevic
The brain-gut axis plays a critical role in the regulation of different diseases, many of which are characterized by sympathetic dysregulation. However, a direct link between sympathetic dysregulation and gut dysbiosis remains to be illustrated. Bone marrow (BM)-derived immune cells continuously interact with the gut microbiota to maintain homeostasis in the host. Their function is largely dependent upon the sympathetic nervous system acting via adrenergic receptors present on the BM immune cells. In this study, we utilized a novel chimera mouse that lacks the expression of BM beta1/2 adrenergic receptors (b1/2-ARs) to investigate the role of the sympathetic drive to the BM in gut and microbiota homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446674/broadening-cd4-and-cd8-t-cell-responses-against-hepatitis-c-virus-by-vaccination-with-ns3-overlapping-peptide-panels-in-cross-priming-liposomes
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Jonathan Filskov, Marianne Mikkelsen, Paul R Hansen, Jan P Christensen, Allan R Thomsen, Peter Andersen, Jens Bukh, Else Marie Agger
Despite the introduction of effective drugs to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a vaccine would be the only means to substantially reduce the worldwide disease burden. An incomplete understanding of how HCV interacts with its human host and evades immune surveillance has hampered vaccine development. It is generally accepted that in infected individuals, a narrow repertoire of exhausted T cells is a hallmark of persistent infection, whereas broad vigorous CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cell responses are associated with control of acute hepatitis C...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446668/serine-235-is-the-primary-ns5a-hyper-phosphorylation-site-responsible-for-hcv-replication
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Shih-Chin Hsu, Chieh-Wen Lo, Ting-Chun Pan, Kuan-Ying Lee, Ming-Jiun Yu
The non-structural protein 5A (NS5A) of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a phosphoprotein with two phosphorylation states: hypo- and hyper-phosphorylation. Genetic mutation studies have demonstrated a cluster of serine residues responsible for NS5A hyper-phosphorylation and functions in viral replication and assembly; however, the phosphorylation levels and potential interactions among the serine residues are unclear. We used three specific antibodies to measure NS5A phosphorylation at S222, S235, and S238 that were identified in our previous proteomics study...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446645/hypothalamus-as-a-mediator-of-chronic-migraine-evidence-from-high-resolution-fmri
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Laura H Schulte, Angie Allers, Arne May
OBJECTIVE: To identify pathophysiologic mechanisms of migraine chronification using a recently standardized protocol for high-resolution brainstem imaging of trigeminal nociceptive stimulation. METHODS: Eighteen episodic migraineurs (EMs), 17 chronic migraineurs (CMs), and 19 healthy controls (HCs) underwent painful ammonia stimulation of the left nostril in a 3T MRI scanner. Functional images were acquired with a brainstem-optimized protocol for high-resolution echo-planar imaging...
April 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446613/structural-basis-for-ligand-capture-and-release-by-the-endocytic-receptor-apoer2
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Hidenori Hirai, Norihisa Yasui, Keitaro Yamashita, Sanae Tabata, Masaki Yamamoto, Junichi Takagi, Terukazu Nogi
Apolipoprotein E receptor 2 (ApoER2) is a close homologue of low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) that mediates the endocytosis of ligands, including LDL particles. LDLR family members have been presumed to explore a large conformational space to capture ligands in the extended conformation at the cell surface. Ligands are subsequently released through a pH-titrated structural transition to a self-docked, contracted-closed conformation. In addition to lipoprotein uptake, ApoER2 is implicated in signal transduction during brain development through capture of the extracellular protein reelin...
April 26, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446609/glycosylation-of-the-core-of-the-hiv-1-envelope-subunit-protein-gp120-is-not-required-for-native-trimer-formation-or-viral-infectivity
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Ujjwal Rathore, Piyali Saha, Sannula Kesavardhana, Aditya Arun Kumar, Rohini Datta, Sivasankar Devanarayanan, Raksha Das, John R Mascola, Raghavan Varadarajan
The gp120 subunit of HIV-1 envelope (Env) protein is heavily glycosylated at approximately 25 glycosylation sites, of which ~7-8 are located in the V1/V2 and V3 variable loops and the others in the remaining core gp120 region. Glycans partially shield Env from recognition by the host immune system and also are believed to be indispensable for proper folding of gp120 and for viral infectivity. Previous attempts to alter glycosylation sites in Env typically involved mutating the glycosylated asparagine residues to structurally similar glutamines or to alanines...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446235/differential-expression-of-cell-cycle-and-wnt-pathway-related-genes-accounts-for-differences-in-the-growth-and-differentiation-potential-of-wharton-s-jelly-and-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Aristea K Batsali, Charalampos Pontikoglou, Dimitrios Koutroulakis, Konstantia I Pavlaki, Athina Damianaki, Irene Mavroudi, Kalliopi Alpantaki, Elisavet Kouvidi, George Kontakis, Helen A Papadaki
BACKGROUND: In view of the current interest in exploring the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from different sources, we performed a side-by-side comparison of the biological properties of MSCs isolated from the Wharton's jelly (WJ), the most abundant MSC source in umbilical cord, with bone marrow (BM)-MSCs, the most extensively studied MSC population. METHODS: MSCs were isolated and expanded from BM aspirates of hematologically healthy donors (n = 18) and from the WJ of full-term neonates (n = 18)...
April 26, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446171/oral-immune-priming-with-bacillus-thuringiensis-induces-a-shift-in-the-gene-expression-of-tribolium-castaneum-larvae
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Jenny M Greenwood, Barbara Milutinović, Robert Peuß, Sarah Behrens, Daniela Esser, Philip Rosenstiel, Hinrich Schulenburg, Joachim Kurtz
BACKGROUND: The phenomenon of immune priming, i.e. enhanced protection following a secondary exposure to a pathogen, has now been demonstrated in a wide range of invertebrate species. Despite accumulating phenotypic evidence, knowledge of its mechanistic underpinnings is currently very limited. Here we used the system of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum and the insect pathogen Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to further our molecular understanding of the oral immune priming phenomenon...
April 26, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445724/quantification-of-the-impact-of-the-hiv-1-glycan-shield-on-antibody-elicitation
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Tongqing Zhou, Nicole A Doria-Rose, Cheng Cheng, Guillaume B E Stewart-Jones, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Michael Chambers, Aliaksandr Druz, Hui Geng, Krisha McKee, Young Do Kwon, Sijy O'Dell, Mallika Sastry, Stephen D Schmidt, Kai Xu, Lei Chen, Rita E Chen, Mark K Louder, Marie Pancera, Timothy G Wanninger, Baoshan Zhang, Anqi Zheng, S Katie Farney, Kathryn E Foulds, Ivelin S Georgiev, M Gordon Joyce, Thomas Lemmin, Sandeep Narpala, Reda Rawi, Cinque Soto, John-Paul Todd, Chen-Hsiang Shen, Yaroslav Tsybovsky, Yongping Yang, Peng Zhao, Barton F Haynes, Leonidas Stamatatos, Michael Tiemeyer, Lance Wells, Diana G Scorpio, Lawrence Shapiro, Adrian B McDermott, John R Mascola, Peter D Kwong
While the HIV-1-glycan shield is known to shelter Env from the humoral immune response, its quantitative impact on antibody elicitation has been unclear. Here, we use targeted deglycosylation to measure the impact of the glycan shield on elicitation of antibodies against the CD4 supersite. We engineered diverse Env trimers with select glycans removed proximal to the CD4 supersite, characterized their structures and glycosylation, and immunized guinea pigs and rhesus macaques. Immunizations yielded little neutralization against wild-type viruses but potent CD4-supersite neutralization (titers 1: >1,000,000 against four-glycan-deleted autologous viruses with over 90% breadth against four-glycan-deleted heterologous strains exhibiting tier 2 neutralization character)...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445715/altered-somatosensory-cortex-neuronal-activity-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-levodopa-induced-dyskinesias
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Mesbah Alam, Regina Rumpel, Xingxing Jin, Christof von Wrangel, Sarah Tschirner, Joachim K Krauss, Claudia Grothe, Andreas Ratzka, Kerstin Schwabe
Several findings support the concept that sensorimotor integration is disturbed in Parkinson's disease (PD) and in levodopa-induced dyskinesias. In this study, we explored the neuronal firing activity of excitatory pyramidal cells and inhibitory interneurons in the forelimb region of the primary somatosensory cortex (S1FL-Ctx), along with its interaction with oscillatory activity of the primary motor cortex (MCtx) in 6-hydroxydopamine lesioned hemiparkinsonian (HP) and levodopa-primed dyskinetic (HP-LID) rats as compared to controls under urethane (1...
April 23, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445481/hypomethylating-agents-synergize-with-irinotecan-to-improve-response-to-chemotherapy-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Anup Sharma, Rajita Vatapalli, Eihab Abdelfatah, K Wyatt McMahon, Zachary Kerner, Angela A Guzzetta, Jasvinder Singh, Cynthia Zahnow, Stephen B Baylin, Sashidhar Yerram, Yue Hu, Nilofer Azad, Nita Ahuja
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In the metastatic setting, the majority of patients respond to initial therapies but eventually develop resistance and progress. In this study, we test the hypothesis that priming with epigenetic therapy sensitizes CRC cell lines, which were previously resistant to subsequent chemotherapeutic agents. When multiple CRC cell lines are first exposed to 500 nM of the DNA demethylating agent, 5-aza-cytidine (AZA) in-vitro, and the cells then established as in-vivo xenografts in untreated NOD-SCID mice; there is an enhanced response to cytotoxic chemotherapy with agents commonly used in CRC treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444847/complement-dependence-of-murine-costimulatory-blockade-resistant-cellular-cardiac-allograft-rejection
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Nicholas Chun, Robert L Fairchild, Yansui Li, Jinhua Liu, Ming Zhang, William M Baldwin, Peter S Heeger
Building upon studies showing that ischemia/reperfusion-(IR)-injury is complement-dependent, we tested links among complement activation, transplant associated ischemia-reperfusion injury, and murine cardiac allograft rejection. We transplanted BALB/c hearts subjected to 8h cold ischemic storage (CIS) into CTLA4Ig-treated WT or c3(-/-) B6 recipients. Whereas allografts subjected to 8h CIS rejected in WT recipients with a median survival time (MST) of 37d, identically treated hearts survived >60d in c3(-/-) mice (p<0...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
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