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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637217/experimental-support-that-natural-selection-has-shaped-the-latitudinal-distribution-of-mitochondrial-haplotypes-in-australian-drosophila-melanogaster
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M Florencia Camus, Jonci N Wolff, Carla M Sgrò, Damian K Dowling
Cellular metabolism is regulated by enzyme complexes within the mitochondrion, the function of which are sensitive to the prevailing temperature. Such thermal sensitivity, coupled with the observation that population frequencies of mitochondrial haplotypes tend to associate with latitude, altitude or climatic regions across species distributions, led to the hypothesis that thermal selection has played a role in shaping standing variation in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence. This hypothesis, however, remains controversial, and requires evidence that the distribution of haplotypes observed in nature corresponds with the capacity of these haplotypes to confer differences in thermal tolerance...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637107/malignant-melanoma-of-the-anus-found-during-routine-colonoscopy-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Kwang Il Seo, Won Moon, Sung Eun Kim, Moo In Park, Seun Ja Park
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by recurrent or chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, which results in increased risk of developing cancer. Anorectal malignant melanoma is often misdiagnosed as either hemorrhoids or benign anorectal conditions in inflammatory bowel disease. Therefore, the overall prognosis and survival of IBD are poor. To date, the best treatment strategy remains controversial. Only early diagnosis and complete excision yield survival benefit. Here, we report a 64-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis, who was found to have anal malignant melanoma on routine colonoscopy...
June 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637080/the-prognostic-importance-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-cxcl9-during-minimal-acute-rejection-on-the-risk-of-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction
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M Y Shino, S S Weigt, N Li, A Derhovanessian, D M Sayah, R Saggar, Richard H Huynh, A L Gregson, A Ardehali, D J Ross, J P Lynch, R M Elashoff, J A Belperio
The clinical significance and treatment strategies for minimal acute rejection (grade A1), the most common form of acute rejection (AR), remains controversial. In this retrospective single-center cohort study of 441 lung transplant recipients, we formally evaluate the association between minimal AR and chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) and test a novel hypothesis using BAL CXCL9 concentration during minimal AR as a biomarker of subsequent CLAD development. In univariable and multivariable models adjusted for all histopathologic injury patterns, minimal AR was not associated with CLAD development...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637022/cdkn2a-methylation-in-esophageal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#4
Chongchang Zhou, Jinyun Li, Qun Li
CDKN2A is a tumor suppressor gene and is frequently inactivated in human cancers by hypermethylation of its promoter. However, the role and diagnostic value of CDKN2A methylation in esophageal cancer (EC) remains controversial. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis, including data from 42 articles (2656 ECs, 612 precancerous lesions, and 2367 controls). A significant increase in the frequency of CDKN2A methylation was identified during EC carcinogenesis: cancer vs. controls, odds ratio (OR) = 12.60 (95 % CI, 8...
June 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636964/rna-interference-in-mammals-the-virus-strikes-back
#5
Bryan R Cullen
The importance of RNA interference (RNAi) as a mammalian antiviral defense mechanism has been controversial. Qiu et al. (2017) now present data suggesting that the difficulty of detecting RNAi in virus-infected mammalian cells reflects the expression of highly effective viral suppressors of RNAi.
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636931/p53-prohibits-propagation-of-chromosome-segregation-errors-that-produce-structural-aneuploidies
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Mar Soto, Jonne A Raaijmakers, Bjorn Bakker, Diana C J Spierings, Peter M Lansdorp, Floris Foijer, René H Medema
The presence of an abnormal karyotype has been shown to be profoundly detrimental at the cellular and organismal levels but is an overt hallmark of cancer. Aneuploidy can lead to p53 activation and thereby prevents proliferation, but the exact trigger for p53 activation has remained controversial. Here, we have used a system to induce aneuploidy in untransformed human cells to explore how cells deal with different segregation errors. We show that p53 is activated only in a subset of the cells with altered chromosome content...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636771/is-transvaginal-contained-tissue-extraction-for-everyone
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Charles Miller
Professor Ghezzi, et al. should be congratulated for their excellent manuscript "Transvaginal Contained Tissue Extraction After Laparoscopic Myomectomy: A Cohort Study". This is a well-conceived, well-written retrospective cohort study describing operative and peri-operative outcomes for patients who have undergone transvaginal morcellation via a posterior colpotomy. Given the continued controversy regarding electronic power morcellation leading to restriction of use in certain areas, this study is not only impactful, in that it describes an alternative technique with data accumulated over a decade of experience, but it describes a technique of contained morcellation that is neither based on the controversial power morcellation, nor the mini-laparotomy (https://www...
June 21, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636692/rethinking-the-current-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-tnm-staging-system-for-medullary-thyroid-cancer
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Mohamed Abdelgadir Adam, Samantha Thomas, Sanziana A Roman, Terry Hyslop, Julie A Sosa
Importance: Controversy exists around the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM staging system for medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). Because of the rarity of the disease and limited available data, the staging system for MTC has been largely extrapolated from staging for differentiated thyroid cancer. Objectives: To evaluate how well the current (seventh and eighth editions) AJCC TNM staging system correlates with survival for patients with MTC and to suggest a possible revision...
June 21, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636571/schizophrenia-and-bipolar-affective-disorder-a-dimensional-approach
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Demet Sağlam Aykut, Filiz Civil Arslan, Evrim Özkorumak, Ahmet Tiryaki
AIM: Schizophrenia (SCH) and bipolar affective disorder (BAD) are currently classified separately according to the DSM (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) standardized diagnostic guidelines. However, the validity of this categorical approach is controversial because psychotic symptoms may be observed in both diagnoses. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and social characteristics in a sample group consisting of patients diagnosed with SCH or BAD to help demonstrate the basic difficulty in the current classification of SCH and BAD as two etiologically distinct diseases...
June 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636557/surgical-management-for-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Jianing Tang, Deguang Kong, Lupin Bu, Gaosong Wu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: For most patients with follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC), surgery is required, while the surgical management remains controversial. We aim to further understanding of treatment of FVPTC and to determine whether specific features could be identified for the decision of surgical strategy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program database during 2003 and 2013...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636541/methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-c677t-polymorphism-and-the-risks-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-14-studies
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Lihong Wang, Wenting Xu, Caihong Wang, Mengyu Tang, Yujia Zhou
Some studies have reported an association between the Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C667T genetic variant and risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), although the results remain controversial. A systematic search was conducted on PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, Ovid, Chinese National Knowledge Databases and WanFang databases with relevant keywords. Fourteen studies of sixteen distinct populations involving 1478 PCOS cases and used to conduct a meta-analysis. The T allele was not significantly associated with increased risk of PCOS [OR: 1...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636476/an-intradural-subpial-lipoma
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Anouschka Cogen, Jozef Michielsen, Paul Van Schil, Johan Somville
Introduction - patients: Intradural lipomas are rare congenital tumors. A case of intradural lipoma in the absence of any congenital spinal anomalies is reported. Patient presented with spinal cord compression syndrome. Methods - results - conclusions: Treatment of this disorder is still controversial.
March 1, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636468/do-ligamentum-teres-tears-portend-inferior-outcomes-in-patients-with-borderline-dysplasia-undergoing-hip-arthroscopic-surgery-a-match-controlled-study-with-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Edwin O Chaharbakhshi, Itay Perets, Lyall Ashberg, Brian Mu, Christopher Lenkeit, Benjamin G Domb
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic surgery in borderline dysplastic hips remains controversial, but the role of the ligamentum teres (LT) has not been studied in this setting. HYPOTHESIS: Borderline dysplastic patients with LT tears have worse short-term outcomes than those without LT tears. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on patients who underwent arthroscopic surgery between February 2008 and April 2014...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636428/fk506-binding-proteins-12-and-12-6-fkbps-as-regulators-of-cardiac-ryanodine-receptors-insights-from-new-functional-and-structural-knowledge
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Luis Alberto Gonano, Peter P Jones
Ryanodine Receptors (RyRs) are intracellular Ca(2+) channels that mediate Ca(2+) flux from the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum in many cell types. The interaction of RyRs with FK506-binding proteins (FKBPs) has been proposed as an important regulatory mechanism, where the loss of this interaction leads to channel dysfunction. In the heart, phosphorylation of RyR has been suggested to disrupt the RyR-FKBP interaction promoting altered Ca(2+) signalling, heart failure and arrhythmias. However, the functional result of FKBP interaction with RyR and how this interaction is regulated remains highly controversial...
June 21, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636013/new-insights-into-the-solubility-of-graphene-oxide-in-water-and-alcohols
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Vadim V Neklyudov, Nail R Khafizov, Igor A Sedov, Ayrat M Dimiev
One of the main advantages of graphene oxide (GO) over its non-oxidized counterpart is its ability to form stable solutions in water and some organic solvents. At the same time, the nature of GO solutions is not completely understood; the existing data are scarce and controversial. Here, we demonstrate that the solubility of GO, and the stability of the as-formed solutions depend not just on the solute and solvent cohesion parameters, as commonly believed, but mostly on the chemical interactions at the GO/solvent interface...
June 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635991/the-papillomas-of-the-sinonasal-tract-a-comprehensive-review
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G Leoncini, L Zanetti
Papillomas are uncommon tumors of the sinonasal tract histologically derived from the Schneiderian membrane. Three distinctive variants are described, the exophytic, the inverting and the oncocytic types. On physical examination, their appearance varies from exophytic-fungiform seen in the exophytic variant, to polypoid-papillary in both the inverting and oncocytic variant. The presence of an asymptomatic mass or epistaxis and unilateral nasal obstruction are the typical presenting symptoms. Clinically they tend to recur and, although benign, they may erode the bone laminas by pressure, especially the inverting type, causing proptosis and other co-morbidities...
March 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635950/genetically-predicted-high-body-mass-index-was-associated-with-increased-gastric-cancer-risk
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Yingying Mao, Caiwang Yan, Qun Lu, Meng Zhu, Fei Yu, Cheng Wang, Juncheng Dai, Hongxia Ma, Zhibin Hu, Hongbing Shen, Guangfu Jin
Epidemiological studies have linked body mass index (BMI) with risk of gastrointestinal cancers. However, for gastric cancer, the relationship is more controversial. In particular, it is unclear whether the observed association is due to confounding or bias inherent in conventional observational studies. To investigate whether BMI is causally associated with gastric cancer risk, we applied Mendelian randomization using individual-level data from 2631 gastric cancer cases and 4373 cancer-free controls. We derived a weighted genetic risk score (wGRS) using 37 BMI-associated genetic variants as an instrumental variable...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635642/lack-of-association-between-serum-vitamin-b%C3%A2-vitamin-b12-and-vitamin-d-levels-with-different-types-of-glaucoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Shengjie Li, Danhui Li, Mingxi Shao, Wenjun Cao, Xinghuai Sun
Although vitamins play a major role in health, and their deficiency may be linked to symptoms of optic-nerve dysfunction, the association between serum vitamin levels and glaucoma in humans remains controversial. In this study, articles in the PubMed, Web of Science, and EMBASE databases were searched up to 25March 2017. Nine studies on primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), four studies on normal tension glaucoma (NTG), and six studies on exfoliative glaucoma (EXG) were retrieved. The combined results showed no differences in the levels of serum vitamin B₆ between POAG (p = 0...
June 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635616/fermi-to-bose-crossover-in-a-trapped-quasi-2d-gas-of-fermionic-atoms
#19
Andrey Turlapov, Maxim Yu Kagan
Physics of many-body systems where particles are restricted to move in two spatial dimensions is challenging and even controversial: On one hand, neither long-range order nor Bose condensation may appear in infinite uniform 2D systems at finite temperature, on the other hand this does not prohibit superfluidity or superconductivity. Moreover, 2D superconductors, such as cuprates, are among the systems with highest critical temperatures. Ultracold atoms are a platform for studying 2D physics. Uniquely to other physical systems, quantum statistics may be completely changed in an ultracold gas: an atomic Fermi gas may be smoothly crossed over into a gas of Bose molecules (or dimers) by tuning interatomic interactions...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635544/heparin-new-life-for-an-old-drug
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Carlos Raúl Aláez-Versón, Elena Lantero, Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets
Heparin is one of the oldest drugs, which nevertheless remains in widespread clinical use as an inhibitor of blood coagulation. The history of its identification a century ago unfolded amid one of the most fascinating scientific controversies turning around the distribution of credit for its discovery. The composition, purification and structure-function relationship of this naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan regarding its classical role as anticoagulant will be dealt with before proceeding to discuss its therapeutic potential in, among other, inflammatory and infectious disease, cancer treatment, cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer's disease...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
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