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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818080/standardized-systemic-phenotypic-analysis-reveals-kidney-dysfunction-as-main-alteration-of-kctd1-i27n-mutant-mice
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Sudhir Kumar, Birgit Rathkolb, Sibylle Sabrautzki, Stefan Krebs, Elisabeth Kemter, Lore Becker, Johannes Beckers, Raffi Bekeredjian, Robert Brommage, Julia Calzada-Wack, Lillian Garrett, Sabine M Hölter, Marion Horsch, Martin Klingenspor, Thomas Klopstock, Kristin Moreth, Frauke Neff, Jan Rozman, Helmut Fuchs, Valérie Gailus-Durner, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Eckhard Wolf, Bernhard Aigner
BACKGROUND: Increased levels of blood plasma urea were used as phenotypic parameter for establishing novel mouse models for kidney diseases on the genetic background of C3H inbred mice in the phenotype-driven Munich ENU mouse mutagenesis project. The phenotypically dominant mutant line HST014 was established and further analyzed. METHODS: Analysis of the causative mutation as well as the standardized, systemic phenotypic analysis of the mutant line was carried out...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816636/the-distress-thermometer-predicts-subjective-but-not-objective-cognitive-complaints-six-months-after-treatment-initiation-in-cancer-patients-receiving-a-curative-cancer-treatment
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Michelle Lycke, Tessa Lefebvre, Lies Pottel, Hans Pottel, Lore Ketelaars, Karin Stellamans, Koen Van Eygen, Philippe Vergauwe, Patrick Werbrouck, Laurence Goethals, Patricia Schofield, Tom Boterberg, Philip R Debruyne
OBJECTIVES: Research has indicated that cancer-related cognitive impairments (CRCI) may be influenced by psychosocial factors such as distress, worry and fatigue. Therefore, we aimed to validate the distress thermometer (DT) as a screening tool to detect CRCI six months post treatment initiation in a group of general cancer patients. METHODS: Patients(18 years, n 125) with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of a solid cancer or haematological malignancy, scheduled for a curative treatment, were evaluated at baseline (T0) and six months post-treatment initiation (T1) for CRCI by a neuropsychological assessment including patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811052/current-and-future-perspectives-on-the-evaluation-prevention-and-conservative-management-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-a-best-practice-guideline
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EDITORIAL
Nick Gebruers, Hanne Verbelen, Tessa De Vrieze, Lore Vos, Nele Devoogdt, Lore Fias, Wiebren Tjalma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808027/de-novo-mutations-in-inhibitors-of-wnt-bmp-and-ras-erk-signaling-pathways-in-non-syndromic-midline-craniosynostosis
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Andrew T Timberlake, Charuta G Furey, Jungmin Choi, Carol Nelson-Williams, Erin Loring, Amy Galm, Kristopher T Kahle, Derek M Steinbacher, Dawid Larysz, John A Persing, Richard P Lifton
Non-syndromic craniosynostosis (NSC) is a frequent congenital malformation in which one or more cranial sutures fuse prematurely. Mutations causing rare syndromic craniosynostoses in humans and engineered mouse models commonly increase signaling of the Wnt, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP), or Ras/ERK pathways, converging on shared nuclear targets that promote bone formation. In contrast, the genetics of NSC is largely unexplored. More than 95% of NSC is sporadic, suggesting a role for de novo mutations. Exome sequencing of 291 parent-offspring trios with midline NSC revealed 15 probands with heterozygous damaging de novo mutations in 12 negative regulators of Wnt, BMP, and Ras/ERK signaling (10...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807640/rogue-nuns-grow-services-to-combat-growing-problems
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Loring Leifer
This paper tells the story of how an experiment in caring for the children of poor, working mothers became a multimillion-dollar early learning center. It follows the evolution of two nuns who began providing day care in a church and came to realize that children living in poverty need a much greater range of services. It covers how the sisters broke with the Catholic Church and engaged alternative and unorthodox sources to help the operation survive and to extend its reach. It documents how far the sisters went to keep the doors open and how they sustained success...
August 11, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802725/body-mass-estimation-in-hominoids-age-and-locomotor-effects
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M Loring Burgess, Shannon C McFarlin, Antoine Mudakikwa, Michael R Cranfield, Christopher B Ruff
While there are a number of methods available for estimation of body mass in adult nonhuman primates, very few are available for juveniles, despite the potential utility of such estimations in both analyses of fossils and in museum collection based research. Furthermore, because of possible scaling differences, adult based body mass estimation equations may not be appropriate for non-adults. In this study, we present new body mass estimation equations for both adult and immature nonhuman hominoids based on joint and metaphyseal dimensions...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794806/recent-developments-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Jonathan M Loree, Scott Kopetz
Over the past decade there have been significant advances in the molecular characterization of colorectal cancer (CRC) that are driving treatment decisions. Expanded RAS testing beyond KRAS exon 2 was established as crucial for identifying patients who will respond to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapies and low-frequency mutations in RAS/tumor heterogeneity are gaining recognition as potential mechanisms of resistance. Despite this progress, the fact that we do not understand why left-sided but not right-sided tumors have improved outcomes following anti-EGFR therapy highlights our superficial understanding of this disease...
August 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792647/ultrashort-bowel-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-liver-fibrosis-in-adults-with-home-parenteral-nutrition
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Dominique Cazals-Hatem, Lore Billiauws, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Vanessa Bondjemah, Nicolas Pote, Olivier Corcos, Valérie Paradis, Francisca Joly
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal failure-associated liver disease is rare in adults and risk factors are unclear. The aim of this study was to determine risk factors of liver fibrosis in adults receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for intestinal failure and its impact on survival. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients with irreversible intestinal failure who underwent a liver biopsy between 2000 and 2013. Significant liver fibrosis was defined as ≥F2 according to NASH-CRN score...
August 9, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767562/deleterious-effect-of-ras-and-evolutionary-high-risk-tp53-double-mutation-in-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Yun Shin Chun, Guillaume Passot, Suguru Yamashita, Maliha Nusrat, Panagiotis Katsonis, Jonathan M Loree, Claudius Conrad, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Lianchun Xiao, Thomas A Aloia, Cathy Eng, Scott E Kopetz, Olivier Lichtarge, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of somatic gene mutations on survival among patients undergoing resection of colorectal liver metastases (CLM). BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing CLM resection have heterogeneous outcomes, and accurate risk stratification is necessary to optimize patient selection for surgery. METHODS: Next-generation sequencing of 50 cancer-related genes was performed from primary tumors and/or liver metastases in 401 patients undergoing CLM resection...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763248/evaluating-commercially-available-antibodies-for-rat-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors
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Brijesh K Garg, Ralph H Loring
Alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7 nAChRs) are important drug targets in neurological disorders and inflammation, making their detection and localization by validated antibodies highly desirable. However, tests in knockout animals raised questions about specificity of antibodies to mouse α7 nAChRs. To date, methods for validating antibodies for rat or human α7 nAChR have not been reported. We developed a gel-shift assay for western blots using GH4C1 cells expressing either native rat receptors or α7 nAChR-green fluorescent protein (GFP) chimeras to evaluate seven commercially available α7 nAChR antibodies...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761067/every-other-day-feeding-extends-lifespan-but-fails-to-delay-many-symptoms-of-aging-in-mice
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Kan Xie, Frauke Neff, Astrid Markert, Jan Rozman, Juan Antonio Aguilar-Pimentel, Oana Veronica Amarie, Lore Becker, Robert Brommage, Lillian Garrett, Kristin S Henzel, Sabine M Hölter, Dirk Janik, Isabelle Lehmann, Kristin Moreth, Brandon L Pearson, Ildiko Racz, Birgit Rathkolb, Devon P Ryan, Susanne Schröder, Irina Treise, Raffi Bekeredjian, Dirk H Busch, Jochen Graw, Gerhard Ehninger, Martin Klingenspor, Thomas Klopstock, Markus Ollert, Michael Sandholzer, Carsten Schmidt-Weber, Marco Weiergräber, Eckhard Wolf, Wolfgang Wurst, Andreas Zimmer, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Helmut Fuchs, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Dan Ehninger
Dietary restriction regimes extend lifespan in various animal models. Here we show that longevity in male C57BL/6J mice subjected to every-other-day feeding is associated with a delayed onset of neoplastic disease that naturally limits lifespan in these animals. We compare more than 200 phenotypes in over 20 tissues in aged animals fed with a lifelong every-other-day feeding or ad libitum access to food diet to determine whether molecular, cellular, physiological and histopathological aging features develop more slowly in every-other-day feeding mice than in controls...
July 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754654/impact-of-right-ventricular-performance-in-patients-undergoing-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-following-cardiac-surgery
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Philipp E Bartko, Dominik Wiedemann, Lore Schrutka, Christina Binder, Carlos G Santos-Gallego, Andreas Zuckermann, Barbara Steinlechner, Herbert Koinig, Gottfried Heinz, Alexander Niessner, Daniel Zimpfer, Günther Laufer, Irene M Lang, Klaus Distelmaier, Georg Goliasch
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation following cardiac surgery safeguards end-organ oxygenation but unfavorably alters cardiac hemodynamics. Along with the detrimental effects of cardiac surgery to the right heart, this might impact outcome, particularly in patients with preexisting right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. We sought to determine the prognostic impact of RV function and to improve established risk-prediction models in this vulnerable patient cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of 240 patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support following cardiac surgery, 111 had echocardiographic examinations at our institution before implantation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and were thus included...
July 28, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749236/are-males-and-females-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-more-similar-than-we-thought
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Joanna L Mussey, Nicole C Ginn, Laura G Klinger
Differences in behavioral and cognitive profiles have been suggested to potentially impact the presentation of social and communication symptoms in females with autism spectrum disorder. This study examined gender differences in age of diagnosis, cognitive profiles, social communication symptomatology, and autism spectrum disorder symptom severity in a community-based sample of 566 males and 113 females with autism spectrum disorder ranging in age from 1 year, 9 months to 56 years, 4 months. Results suggest either very small or no gender differences in age at diagnosis, intelligence quotient, cognitive profiles, or autism spectrum disorder symptom severity...
August 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743403/obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-and-associated-factors
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Ana Espínola Rodríguez, Luis Lores Obradors, Neus Parellada Esquius, Felisa Rubio Muñoz, Neus Espinosa Gonzalez, Elisabet Arellano Marcuello
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Obesity causes important alterations in the respiratory physiology like sleep obstructive apnoea (SOA) and obesity-hypoventilation syndrome (OHS), both associated with high morbidity and mortality. Also, these entities are clearly infradiagnosed and in the case of OHS the prevalence is unknown in the general obese population. To determine the prevalence of OHS in the population of patients with morbid obesity and to know the comorbidity related with OHS, the associated respiratory symptoms and the pulse oximetry alterations...
July 22, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731360/communications-between-pulmonary-airways-and-blood-vessels-a-new-mechanism
#15
Stephen H Loring
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730545/platelet-first-responders-in-wound-response-cancer-and-metastasis
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REVIEW
David G Menter, Scott Kopetz, Ernest Hawk, Anil K Sood, Jonathan M Loree, Paolo Gresele, Kenneth V Honn
Platelets serve as "first responders" during normal wounding and homeostasis. Arising from bone marrow stem cell lineage megakaryocytes, anucleate platelets can influence inflammation and immune regulation. Biophysically, platelets are optimized due to size and discoid morphology to distribute near vessel walls, monitor vascular integrity, and initiate quick responses to vascular lesions. Adhesion receptors linked to a highly reactive filopodia-generating cytoskeleton maximizes their vascular surface contact allowing rapid response capabilities...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728321/review-of-the-nomenclature-of-the-retaining-ligaments-of-the-cheek-frequently-confused-terminology
#17
Yeui Seok Seo, Jennifer Kim Song, Tae Suk Oh, Seong Ihl Kwon, Tanvaa Tansatit, Joo Heon Lee
Since the time of its inception within facial anatomy, wide variability in the terminology as well as the location and extent of retaining ligaments has resulted in confusion over nomenclature. Confusion over nomenclature also arises with regard to the subcutaneous ligamentous attachments, and in the anatomic location and extent described, particularly for zygomatic and masseteric ligaments. Certain historical terms-McGregor's patch, the platysma auricular ligament, parotid cutaneous ligament, platysma auricular fascia, temporoparotid fasica (Lore's fascia), anterior platysma-cutaneous ligament, and platysma cutaneous ligament-delineate retaining ligaments of related anatomic structures that have been conceptualized in various ways...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726057/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mif-modulates-trophic-signaling-through-interaction-with-serine-protease-htra1
#18
Åsa Fex Svenningsen, Svenja Löring, Anna Lahn Sørensen, Ha Uyen Buu Huynh, Simone Hjæresen, Nellie Martin, Jesper Bonnet Moeller, Maria Louise Elkjær, Uffe Holmskov, Zsolt Illes, Malin Andersson, Solveig Beck Nielsen, Eirikur Benedikz
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a small conserved protein, is abundant in the immune- and central nervous system (CNS). MIF has several receptors and binding partners that can modulate its action on a cellular level. It is upregulated in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer although its function is far from clear. Here, we report the finding of a new binding partner to MIF, the serine protease HTRA1. This enzyme cleaves several growth factors, extracellular matrix molecules and is implicated in some of the same diseases as MIF...
July 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724081/genome-wide-screening-for-lectin-motifs-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#19
Lore Eggermont, Bruno Verstraeten, Els J M Van Damme
For more than three decades, served as a model for plant biology research. At present only a few protein families have been studied in detail in . This study focused on all sequences with lectin motifs in the genome of . Based on amino acid sequence similarity (BLASTp searches), 217 putative lectin genes were retrieved belonging to 9 out of 12 different lectin families. The domain organization and genomic distribution for each lectin family were analyzed. Domain architecture analysis revealed that most of these lectin gene sequences are linked to other domains, often belonging to protein families with catalytic activity...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722103/decreased-levels-of-active-upa-and-klk8-assessed-by-111-in-mica-401-binding-correlate-with-the-seizure-burden-in-an-animal-model-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#20
Stephan Missault, Lore Peeters, Halima Amhaoul, David Thomae, Annemie Van Eetveldt, Barbara Favier, Anagha Thakur, Jeroen Van Soom, Asla Pitkänen, Koen Augustyns, Jurgen Joossens, Steven Staelens, Stefanie Dedeurwaerdere
OBJECTIVE: Urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and kallikrein-related peptidase 8 (KLK8) are serine proteases that contribute to extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling after brain injury. They can be labelled with the novel radiotracer [(111) In]MICA-401. As the first step in exploring the applicability of [(111) In]MICA-401 in tracing the mechanisms of postinjury ECM reorganization in vivo, we performed in vitro and ex vivo studies, assessing [(111) In]MICA-401 distribution in the brain in two animal models: kainic acid-induced status epilepticus (KASE) and controlled cortical impact (CCI)-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
July 19, 2017: Epilepsia
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