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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651352/circular-rna-profiling-reveals-that-circular-rnas-from-anxa2-can-be-used-as-new-biomarkers-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Iparraguirre Leire, Muñoz-Culla Maider, Prada Iñigo, Castillo-Triviño Tamara, Olascoaga Javier, Otaegui David
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, with higher prevalence in women, in whom the immune system is dysregulated. This dysregulation has been shown to correlate with changes in transcriptome expression as well as in gene-expression regulators, such as non-coding RNAs (e.g. microRNAs). Indeed, some of these have been suggested as biomarkers for multiple sclerosis even though few biomarkers have reached the clinical practice.Recently, a novel family of non-coding RNAs, circular RNAs, has emerged as a new player in the complex network of gene-expression regulation...
June 23, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651098/an-interoceptive-model-of-bulimia-nervosa-a-neurobiological-systematic-review
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Megan Klabunde, Danielle Collado, Cara Bohon
The objective of our study was to examine the neurobiological support for an interoceptive sensory processing model of bulimia nervosa (BN). To do so, we conducted a systematic review of interoceptive sensory processing in BN, using the PRISMA guidelines. We searched PsychInfo, Pubmed, and Web of Knowledge databases to identify biological and behavioral studies that examine interoceptive detection in BN. After screening 390 articles for inclusion and conducting a quality assessment of articles that met inclusion criteria, we reviewed 41 articles...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650998/functional-annotation-of-alzheimer-s-disease-associated-loci-revealed-by-gwass
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Zengpeng Han, Han Huang, Yue Gao, Qingyang Huang
Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) discovered a number of SNPs and genes associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, how these SNPs and genes influence the liability to AD is not fully understood. We deployed computational approaches to explore the function and action mechanisms of AD -related SNPs and genes identified by GWASs, including the effects of 195 GWAS lead SNPs and 338 proxy SNPs on miRNAs binding and protein phosphorylation, their RegulomeDB and 3DSNP scores, and gene ontology, pathway enrichment and protein-protein interaction network of 126 AD-associated genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650994/abnormal-global-functional-network-connectivity-and-its-relationship-to-medial-temporal-atrophy-in-patients-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Can Sheng, Mingrui Xia, Haikuo Yu, Yue Huang, Yan Lu, Fang Liu, Yong He, Ying Han
BACKGROUND: Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), which is recently considered as a high risk status for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), manifests with gray matter atrophy and increased focal functional activity in the medial temporal lobe (MTL). However, the abnormalities of whole-brain functional network connectivity in aMCI and its relationship to medial temporal atrophy (MTA) remain unknown. METHODS: In this study, thirty-six aMCI patients and thirty-five healthy controls (HCs) were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650974/resting-state-electrical-brain-activity-and-connectivity-in-fibromyalgia
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Sven Vanneste, Jan Ost, Tony Van Havenbergh, Dirk De Ridder
The exact mechanism underlying fibromyalgia is unknown, but increased facilitatory modulation and/or dysfunctional descending inhibitory pathway activity are posited as possible mechanisms contributing to sensitization of the central nervous system. The primary goal of this study is to identify a fibromyalgia neural circuit that can account for these abnormalities in central pain. The second goal is to gain a better understanding of the functional connectivity between the default and the executive attention network (salience network plus dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex) in fibromyalgia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650838/adaptive-neural-network-finite-time-output-feedback-control-of-quantized-nonlinear-systems
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Fang Wang, Bing Chen, Chong Lin, Jing Zhang, Xinzhu Meng
This paper addresses the finite-time tracking issue for nonlinear quantized systems with unmeasurable states. Compared with the existing researches, the finite-time quantized feedback control is considered for the first time. By proposing a new finite-time stability criterion and designing a state observer, a novel adaptive neural output-feedback control strategy is raised by backstepping technique. Under the presented control scheme, the finite-time quantized feedback control problem is coped with without limiting assumption for nonlinear functions...
June 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650833/exponential-stabilization-of-memristive-neural-networks-via-saturating-sampled-data-control
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Sanbo Ding, Zhanshan Wang, Nannan Rong, Huaguang Zhang
This paper is concerned with the exponential stabilization of memristive neural networks (MNNs) by taking into account the sampled-data control and actuator saturation. On the one hand, the MNNs are converted into a tractable model by defining a class of logical switched functions. Based on this model, the connection weights of MNNs are dealt with by a robust analysis method. On the other hand, a saturating sampled-data controller containing an exponentially decaying term is designed. With the help of generalized sector condition and the Lyapunov stability theory, a novel sufficient condition ensuring the local exponential stability of the closed-loop systems is formulated in terms of linear matrix inequalities...
June 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650827/neural-decomposition-of-time-series-data-for-effective-generalization
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Luke B Godfrey, Michael S Gashler
We present a neural network technique for the analysis and extrapolation of time-series data called neural decomposition (ND). Units with a sinusoidal activation function are used to perform a Fourier-like decomposition of training samples into a sum of sinusoids, augmented by units with nonperiodic activation functions to capture linear trends and other nonperiodic components. We show how careful weight initialization can be combined with regularization to form a simple model that generalizes well. Our method generalizes effectively on the Mackey-Glass series, a data set of unemployment rates as reported by the U...
June 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650678/an-integrative-approach-for-identifying-network-biomarkers-of-breast-cancer-subtypes-using-genomic-interactomic-and-transcriptomic-data
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Forough Firoozbakht, Iman Rezaeian, Michele D'agnillo, Lisa Porter, Luis Rueda, Alioune Ngom
Breast cancer is a complex disease that can be classified into at least 10 different molecular subtypes. Appropriate diagnosis of specific subtypes is critical for ensuring the best possible patient treatment and response to therapy. Current computational methods for determining the subtypes are based on identifying differentially expressed genes (i.e., biomarkers) that can best discriminate the subtypes. Such approaches, however, are known to be unreliable since they yield different biomarker sets when applied to data sets from different studies...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650429/acetate-mediated-novel-survival-strategy-against-drought-in-plants
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Jong-Myong Kim, Taiko Kim To, Akihiro Matsui, Keitaro Tanoi, Natsuko I Kobayashi, Fumio Matsuda, Yoshiki Habu, Daisuke Ogawa, Takuya Sakamoto, Sachihiro Matsunaga, Khurram Bashir, Sultana Rasheed, Marina Ando, Hiroko Takeda, Kanako Kawaura, Miyako Kusano, Atsushi Fukushima, Takaho A Endo, Takashi Kuromori, Junko Ishida, Taeko Morosawa, Maho Tanaka, Chieko Torii, Yumiko Takebayashi, Hitoshi Sakakibara, Yasunari Ogihara, Kazuki Saito, Kazuo Shinozaki, Alessandra Devoto, Motoaki Seki
Water deficit caused by global climate changes seriously endangers the survival of organisms and crop productivity, and increases environmental deterioration(1,2). Plants' resistance to drought involves global reprogramming of transcription, cellular metabolism, hormone signalling and chromatin modification(3-8). However, how these regulatory responses are coordinated via the various pathways, and the underlying mechanisms, are largely unknown. Herein, we report an essential drought-responsive network in which plants trigger a dynamic metabolic flux conversion from glycolysis into acetate synthesis to stimulate the jasmonate (JA) signalling pathway to confer drought tolerance...
June 26, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649978/pr-magnetism-in-the-quasi-skutterudite-compound-prfe-_2-al-_8
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Harikrishnan Sasidharan Nair, Michael O Ogunbunmi, Naveen Kumar Chogondalli Muniraju, D T Adroja, Pascal Manuel, Dominic Fortes, James Taylor, Andre M Strydom
The intermetallic compound \PFA\ that possesses a three-dimensional network structure of Al polyhedra centered at the transition metal element Fe and the rare earth Pr is investigated through neutron powder diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering in order to elucidate the magnetic ground state of Pr and Fe and the crystal field effects of Pr. Our neutron diffraction study confirms long-range magnetic order of Pr below $T_N $ = 4.5~K in this compound. Subsequent magnetic structure estimation reveals a magnetic propagation vector $\bf k$ = {\bf ($\frac{1}{2}$~0~$\frac{1}{2}$)} with a magnetic moment value of 2...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649941/treatment-effects-of-olanzapine-on-homotopic-connectivity-in-drug-free-schizophrenia-at-rest
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Wenbin Guo, Feng Liu, Jindong Chen, Renrong Wu, Lehua Li, Zhikun Zhang, Huafu Chen, Jingping Zhao
OBJECTIVES: Deficits in homotopic connectivity have been implicated in schizophrenia. However, alterations in homotopic connectivity associated with antipsychotic treatments in schizophrenia remain unclear due to lack of longitudinal studies. METHODS: Seventeen drug-free patients with recurrent schizophrenia and twenty-four healthy controls underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scans. The patients were scanned at three time points (baseline, 6 weeks of treatment, and 6 months of treatment)...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649845/multifunctional-nanostructured-conductive-polymer-gels-synthesis-properties-and-applications
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Fei Zhao, Ye Shi, Lijia Pan, Guihua Yu
Conductive polymers have attracted significant interest over the past few decades because they synergize the advantageous features of conventional polymeric materials and organic conductors. With rationally designed nanostructures, conductive polymers can further exhibit exceptional mechanical, electrical, and optical properties because of their confined dimensions at the nanoscale level. Among various nanostructured conductive polymers, conductive polymer gels (CPGs) with synthetically tunable hierarchical 3D network structures show great potential for a wide range of applications, such as bioelectronics, and energy storage/conversion devices owing to their structural features...
June 26, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649789/beyond-mitf-multiple-transcription-factors-directly-regulate-the-cellular-phenotype-in-melanocytes-and-melanoma
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Hannah E Seberg, Eric Van Otterloo, Robert A Cornell
MITF governs multiple steps in the development of melanocytes, including specification from neural crest, growth, survival, and terminal differentiation. In addition, the level of MITF activity determines the phenotype adopted by melanoma cells, whether invasive, proliferative, or differentiated. However, MITF does not act alone. Here we review literature on the transcription factors that co-regulate MITF-dependent genes. ChIP-seq studies have indicated that the transcription factors SOX10, YY1, and TFAP2A co-occupy subsets of regulatory elements bound by MITF in melanocytes...
June 26, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649710/tracking-the-effect-of-emotional-distraction-in-working-memory-brain-networks-evidence-from-an-meg-study
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Javier García-Pacios, Pilar Garcés, David Del Río, Fernando Maestú
The active maintenance of information in visual working memory (WM) is known to rely on the sustained activity over functional networks including frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal cortices. Previous studies have described interference-based disturbances in the functional coupling between prefrontal and posterior cortices, and that such disturbances can be restored for a successful WM performance after the presentation of the interfering stimulus. However, very few studies have applied functional connectivity measures to the analysis of the brain dynamics involved in overriding emotional distraction, and all of them have limited their analysis to the particular connections between the amygdala and prefrontal cortex...
June 25, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649677/outcome-prediction-for-patient-with-high-grade-gliomas-from-brain-functional-and-structural-networks
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Luyan Liu, Han Zhang, Islem Rekik, Xiaobo Chen, Qian Wang, Dinggang Shen
High-grade glioma (HGG) is a lethal cancer, which is characterized by very poor prognosis. To help optimize treatment strategy, accurate preoperative prediction of HGG patient's outcome (i.e., survival time) is of great clinical value. However, there are huge individual variability of HGG, which produces a large variation in survival time, thus making prognostic prediction more challenging. Previous brain imaging-based outcome prediction studies relied only on the imaging intensity inside or slightly around the tumor, while ignoring any information that is located far away from the lesion (i...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649614/integrated-molecular-landscape-of-parkinson-s-disease
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C J H M Klemann, G J M Martens, M Sharma, M B Martens, O Isacson, T Gasser, J E Visser, G Poelmans
Parkinson's disease is caused by a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Although a number of independent molecular pathways and processes have been associated with familial Parkinson's disease, a common mechanism underlying especially sporadic Parkinson's disease is still largely unknown. In order to gain further insight into the etiology of Parkinson's disease, we here conducted genetic network and literature analyses to integrate the top-ranked findings from thirteen published genome-wide association studies of Parkinson's disease (involving 13...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649564/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-an-update-on-clinical-aspects-genetics-diagnosis-and-future-treatment-strategies
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REVIEW
Virginia Mirra, Claudius Werner, Francesca Santamaria
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an orphan disease (MIM 244400), autosomal recessive inherited, characterized by motile ciliary dysfunction. The estimated prevalence of PCD is 1:10,000 to 1:20,000 live-born children, but true prevalence could be even higher. PCD is characterized by chronic upper and lower respiratory tract disease, infertility/ectopic pregnancy, and situs anomalies, that occur in ≈50% of PCD patients (Kartagener syndrome), and these may be associated with congenital heart abnormalities...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649492/relationship-between-brainstem-neurodegeneration-and-clinical-impairment-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Patrick Grabher, Claudia Blaiotta, John Ashburner, Patrick Freund
BACKGROUND: Brainstem networks are pivotal in sensory and motor function and in recovery following experimental spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVE: To quantify neurodegeneration and its relation to clinical impairment in major brainstem pathways and nuclei in traumatic SCI. METHODS: Quantitative MRI data of 30 chronic traumatic SCI patients (15 with tetraplegia and 15 with paraplegia) and 23 controls were acquired. Patients underwent a full neurological examination...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649489/brain-functional-connectivity-is-associated-with-visceral-sensitivity-in-women-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Adriane Icenhour, Suzanne T Witt, Sigrid Elsenbruch, Mats Lowén, Maria Engström, Kirsten Tillisch, Emeran A Mayer, Susanna Walter
Increased perception of visceral stimuli is a key feature of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). While altered resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) has been also reported in IBS, the relationship between visceral hypersensitivity and aberrant rsFC is unknown. We therefore assessed rsFC within the salience, sensorimotor and default mode networks in patients with and without visceral hypersensitivity and in healthy controls (HCs). An exploratory resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging study was performed in 41 women with IBS and 20 HCs...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
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