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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734194/high-yield-one-pot-production-of-18-f-fch-via-a-modified-tracerlab-fxfn-module
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Ya-Yao Huang, Chia-Ling Tsai, Hsiang-Ping Wen, Kai-Yuan Tzen, Ruoh-Fen Yen, Chyng-Yann Shiue
INTRODUCTION: [(18)F]Fluoromethylcholine ([(18)F]FCH) is a potent tumors imaging agent. In order to fulfill the demand of pre-clinical and clinical studies, we have developed an automated high yield one-pot synthesis of this potent tumors imaging agent. METHODS: [(18)F]FCH was synthesized using a modified TRACERlab FxFN module. Briefly, dibromomethane (10% in CH3CN) was fluorinated with K[(18)F]/K 2.2.2 in a glassy carbon reaction vessel at 120°C for about 5min to generate [(18)F]fluorobromomethane ([(18)F]FBM)...
July 15, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730425/at-101-acts-as-anti-proliferative-and-hormone-suppressive-agent-in-mouse-pituitary-corticotroph-tumor-cells
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B S Yurekli, B Karaca, A Kisim, E Bozkurt, H Atmaca, S Cetinkalp, G Ozgen, C Yilmaz, S Uzunoglu, R Uslu, F Saygili
PURPOSE: Gossypol, a naturally occurring compound in cottonseeds, has anticancer effects against several tumor cell lines. It has been extensively studied in clinical trials and is well tolerated with a favorable safety profile. AT-101, a derivative of R (-)-gossypol, binds to Bcl-2 family proteins and induces apoptosis in vitro. Although transsphenoidal surgical excision of the pituitary corticotroph adenoma is the gold standard of care, it is not successful all the time. Medical therapy for Cushing's disease still remains a challenge for the clinicians...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723069/surface-localized-sealing-of-porous-ultralow-k-dielectric-films-with-ultrathin-2-nanometer-polymer-coating
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Seong Jun Yoon, Kwanyong Pak, Taewook Nam, Alexander Yoon, Hyungjun Kim, Sung Gap Im, Byung Jin Cho
Semiconductor integrated circuit chip industries have been striving to introduce porous ultralow-k (ULK) dielectrics into the multilevel interconnection process in order to improve their chip operation speed by reducing capacitance along the signal path. To date, however, highly porous ULK dielectrics (porosity > 40%, dielectric constant (k) < 2.4) have not been successfully adopted in real devices because the porous nature causes many serious problems including non-continuous barrier deposition, penetration of the barrier metal, and reliability issues...
July 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722233/cooperative-interaction-of-hepatocyte-growth-factor-and-neuregulin-regulates-schwann-cell-migration-and-proliferation-through-grb2-associated-binder-2-in-peripheral-nerve-repair
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Yoon Kyoung Shin, So Young Jang, Seoug Hoon Yun, Yun Young Choi, Byeol-A Yoon, Young Rae Jo, So Young Park, Min Gyoung Pak, Joo In Park, Hwan Tae Park
The sequential reactive changes in Schwann cell phenotypes in transected peripheral nerves, including dedifferentiation, proliferation and migration, are essential for nerve repair. Even though the injury-induced migratory and proliferative behaviors of Schwann cells resemble epithelial and mesenchymal transition (EMT) in tumors, the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenotypic change of Schwann cells are still unclear. Here we show that the reactive Schwann cells exhibit migratory features dependent on the expression of a scaffolding oncoprotein Grb2-associated binder-2 (Gab2), which was transcriptionally induced by neuregulin 1-ErbB2 signaling following nerve injury...
July 19, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719059/pancreatic-allograft-thrombosis-suggestion-for-a-ct-grading-system-and-management-algorithm
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Abdul Hakeem, John Chen, Satheesh Iype, Menna Clatworthy, Christopher Watson, Edmund M Godfrey, Sara Upponi, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
Pancreatic allograft thrombosis (PAT) remains the leading cause of non-immunological graft failure. Herein we propose a new CT grading system of PAT to identify risk factors for allograft loss and outline a management algorithm by retrospective review of consecutive pancreatic transplants between 2009-2014. Triple-phase CT scans were graded independently by two radiologists as; Grade 0 - no thrombosis, Grade 1 - peripheral thrombosis, Grade 2 - intermediate non-occlusive thrombosis and Grade 3 - central occlusive thrombosis...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716702/how-to-perform-transconduit-and-transbaffle-puncture-in-patients-who-have-previously-undergone-the-fontan-or-mustard-operation
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Jae-Sun Uhm, Nam Kyun Kim, Tae-Hoon Kim, Boyoung Joung, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716534/mutations-in-tyrobp-are-not-a-common-cause-of-dementia-in-a-turkish-cohort
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Lee Darwent, Susana Carmona, Ebba Lohmann, Gamze Guven, Celia Kun-Rodrigues, Basar Bilgic, Hasmet Hanagasi, Hakan Gurvit, Nihan Erginel-Unaltuna, Meltem Pak, John Hardy, Andrew Singleton, Jose Brás, Rita Guerreiro
Mutations in TYROBP and TREM2 have been shown to cause polycystic lipomembranous osteodysplasia with sclerosing leukoencephalopathy. Recently, variants in TREM2 were also associated with frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Given the functional proximity between these 2 genes, we investigated the genetic variation of TYROBP in a Turkish cohort of 103 dementia patients. No mutations or copy number variants predicted to be pathogenic were identified. These results indicate that mutations in TYROBP are not a common cause of dementia in this Turkish cohort...
June 28, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715813/efficacy-of-the-perfluoro-n-octane-assisted-single-layered-inverted-internal-limiting-membrane-flap-technique-for-large-macular-holes
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Kang Yeun Pak, Jung Yul Park, Sung Who Park, Ik Soo Byon, Ji Eun Lee
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the perfluoro-n-octane-assisted single-layered inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap for large macular holes (MHs). METHODS: We reviewed idiopathic MHs >400 μm. The patients were divided into ILM peeling (group P, 51 eyes) and ILM flap (group F, 41 eyes). Closure of MHs, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and postoperative optical coherence tomography findings were analyzed. RESULTS: MH closure was achieved in 88...
July 15, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714880/upregulation-of-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-pi3k-enhances-ethylene-biosynthesis-and-accelerates-flower-senescence-in-transgenic-nicotiana-tabacum-l
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Mohd Sabri Pak Dek, Priya Padmanabhan, Sherif Sherif, Jayasankar Subramanian, And Gopinadhan Paliyath
Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) is a key enzyme that phosphorylates phosphatidylinositol at 3'-hydroxyl position of the inositol head group initiating the generation of several phosphorylated phosphatidylinositols, collectively referred to as phosphoinositides. The function of PI3K in plant senescence and ethylene signal transduction process was studied by expression of Solanum lycopersicum PI3K in transgenic Nicotiana tabacum, and delineating its effect on flower senescence. Detached flowers of transgenic tobacco plants with overexpressed Sl-PI3K (OX) displayed accelerated senescence and reduced longevity, when compared to the flowers of wild type plants...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714182/rare-coding-variants-in-mapk7-predispose-to-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Wenjie Gao, Chong Chen, Taifeng Zhou, Shulan Yang, Bo Gao, Hang Zhou, Chengjie Lian, Zizhao Wu, Xianjian Qiu, Xiaoming Yang, Esam Alattar, Wentao Liu, Deying Su, Silong Sun, Yulan Chen, Kenneth M C Cheung, Youqiang Song, Keith K D Luk, Danny Chan, Pak Chung Sham, Chao Xing, Chiea Chuen Khor, Gabriel Liu, Junlin Yang, Yubin Deng, Dingjun Hao, Dongsheng Huang, Quan-Zhen Li, Caixia Xu, Peiqiang Su
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a complex genetic disorder characterized by three-dimensional spinal curvatures, affecting 2-3% of school age children, yet the causes underlying AIS are not well understood. Here, we firstly conducted a whole-exome sequencing and linkage analysis on a three-generation Chinese family with autosomal dominant (AD) AIS, then performed targeted sequencing in a discovery cohort comprising 20 AD-AIS families and 86 simplex patients, and finally identified three disease-associated missense variants (c...
July 17, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710348/spatiotemporal-expression-patterns-of-wheat-amino-acid-transporters-reveal-their-putative-roles-in-nitrogen-transport-and-responses-to-abiotic-stress
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Yongfang Wan, Robert King, Rowan A C Mitchell, Keywan Hassani-Pak, Malcolm J Hawkesford
Amino acid transporters have roles in amino acid uptake from soil, long-distance transport, remobilization from vegetative tissues and accumulation in grain. Critically, the majority of wheat grain nitrogen is derived from amino acids remobilized from vegetative organs. However, no systematic analysis of wheat AAT genes has been reported to date. Here, 283 full length wheat AAT genes representing 100 distinct groups of homeologs were identified and curated by selectively consolidating IWGSC CSSv2 and TGACv1 Triticum aestivum genome assemblies and reassembling or mapping of IWGSC CSS chromosome sorted reads to fill any gaps...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709720/burden-of-rare-variants-in-als-genes-influences-survival-in-familial-and-sporadic-als
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Shirley Yin-Yu Pang, Jacob Shujui Hsu, Kay-Cheong Teo, Yan Li, Michelle H W Kung, Kathryn S E Cheah, Danny Chan, Kenneth M C Cheung, Miaoxin Li, Pak-Chung Sham, Shu-Leong Ho
Genetic variants are implicated in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but it is unclear whether the burden of rare variants in ALS genes has an effect on survival. We performed whole genome sequencing on 8 familial ALS (FALS) patients with superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) mutation and whole exome sequencing on 46 sporadic ALS (SALS) patients living in Hong Kong and found that 67% had at least 1 rare variant in the exons of 40 ALS genes; 22% had 2 or more. Patients with 2 or more rare variants had lower probability of survival than patients with 0 or 1 variant (p = 0...
June 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707321/expansion-of-bcr-abl1-cells-requires-pak2-but-not-pak1
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Leo Edlinger, Angelika Berger-Becvar, Ingeborg Menzl, Gregor Hoermann, Georg Greiner, Eva Grundschober, Zsuzsanna Bago-Horvath, Wael Al-Zoughbi, Gerald Hoefler, Christine Brostjan, Lars Gille, Richard Moriggl, Andreas Spittler, Veronika Sexl, Andrea Hoelbl-Kovacic
The p21-activated kinases (PAKs) are key nodes in oncogenic signalling pathways controlling growth, survival, and motility of cancer cells. Their activity is increased in many human cancers and is associated with poor prognosis. To date, PAK deregulation has mainly been studied in solid tumours, where PAK1 and PAK4 are the main isoforms deregulated. We show that PAK1 and PAK2 are the critical isoforms in a BCR/ABL1(+) haematopoietic malignancy. In suspension, leukaemic cells deficient for PAK1 and PAK2 undergo apoptosis, while the loss of either protein is well tolerated...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705516/dermoscopy-of-pigmented-actinic-keratosis-of-the-face-a-study-of-232-cases
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A Kelati, H Baybay, E Moscarella, G Argenziano, S Gallouj, F Z Mernissi
The diagnosis of pigmented actinic keratosis (PAK) is often challenging because of overlapping features with lentigo maligna. OBJECTIVE: To investigate dermoscopic patterns of PAK according to their different evolutionary stages, and to correlate the pattern with clinical characteristics of the patients. METHODS: Descriptive and analytical study of 232 PAK. Dermoscopic patterns were divided into two categories: the follicule surroundings' abnormalities (FSA) and follicular keratosis' abnormalities (FKA)...
July 11, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702751/complexes-of-gastrin-with-in-3-ru-3-or-ga-3-ions-are-not-recognised-by-the-cholecystokinin-2-receptor
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Marie Laval, Kathryn M Marshall, John Sachinidis, Andrew Scott, Mal Eutick, Graham S Baldwin
The peptide hormone gastrin (Gamide) binds trivalent metal ions, including indium (In), ruthenium (Ru) and gallium (Ga), with high affinity. Complexes of gastrin with chelated isotopes of In and Ga have previously been used for the location of tumours expressing the cholecystokinin 2 receptor (CCK2R). The aim of the present study was to purify the complexes of Gamide with radioactive isotopes of In, Ru or Ga and to investigate their ability to bind to the CCK2R. The radioactive Gamide complexes were purified on Sep-Pak C18 cartridges or by anion exchange HPLC...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699390/randomized-controlled-trial-of-chest-tube-removal-aided-by-a-party-balloon
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Puwadon Thitivaraporn, Natawat Narueponjirakul, Pasurachate Samorn, Supparerk Prichayudh, Sukanya Sriussadaporn, Rattaplee Pak-Art, Suvit Sriussadaporn, Kritaya Kritayakirana
Background Recurrent pneumothorax is one of the most common complications after thoracostomy tube removal. The purpose of this study was to assess the optimal method of thoracostomy tube removal by comparing party balloon-assisted Valsalva and classic Valsalva techniques. Methods Trauma patients with indications for tube thoracostomy from 2014 to 2015 were recruited. Exclusion criteria were age < 15- or > 64-years-old, history of chronic lung disease, Glasgow Coma Scale < 13, latex allergy, or tracheostomy...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695496/comparative-assessment-of-soil-quality-parameters-after-implementing-afforestation-programme-in-forest-areas-of-hong-kong
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Kim Yung Fung, Ho Man Leung, Ken Kin Lam Yung
The objective of this research is to investigate and compare the alteration of soil parameters with and without afforestation programme in a Hong Kong forest, analysed by Principal Component Analysis (PCA). One hundred soil samples were collected from the following sites: Pak Ngau Shek (PNS), Shing Mun (SM), Tai Po Kau (TPK), Tai Tong (TT) (forest with afforestation programme) and Lantau Peak (LP) (control site). A significant difference was found in only two out of 16 parameters: pH (8.34-8.87) and PAHs (4...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693183/high-expression-of-p21-activated-kinase-5-protein-is-associated-with-poor-survival-in-gastric-cancer
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Tomoki Aburatani, Mikito Inokuchi, Yoko Takagi, Toshiaki Ishikawa, Keisuke Okuno, Kentaro Gokita, Chiharu Tomii, Toshiro Tanioka, Hideaki Murase, Sho Otsuki, Hiroyuki Uetake, Kazuyuki Kojima, Tatsuyuki Kawano
P21-activated kinase 5 (PAK5), also termed PAK7, is one of the six members of the PAK family of serine/threonine kinases, which are downstream effectors in several cancer signaling pathways. PAK5 promotes neural outgrowth, contributes to microtubule stability and induces resistance to apoptosis. However, the clinical importance of PAK5 in gastric cancer has not been comprehensively investigated. In the present study, PAK5 expression was evaluated in gastric cancer tissue samples. Furthermore, the associations between high expression of PAK5, and clinicopathological features and prognosis were examined...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692787/thermodynamically-stable-synthesis-of-large-scale-and-highly-crystalline-transition-metal-dichalcogenide-monolayers-and-their-unipolar-n-n-heterojunction-devices
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Juwon Lee, Sangyeon Pak, Paul Giraud, Young-Woo Lee, Yuljae Cho, John Hong, A-Rang Jang, Hee-Suk Chung, Woong-Ki Hong, Hu Young Jeong, Hyun Suk Shin, Luigi G Occhipinti, Stephen M Morris, SeungNam Cha, Jung Inn Sohn, Jong Min Kim
Transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayers are considered to be potential materials for atomically thin electronics due to their unique electronic and optical properties. However, large-area and uniform growth of TMDC monolayers with large grain sizes is still a considerable challenge. This report presents a simple but effective approach for large-scale and highly crystalline molybdenum disulfide monolayers using a solution-processed precursor deposition. The low supersaturation level, triggered by the evaporation of an extremely thin precursor layer, reduces the nucleation density dramatically under a thermodynamically stable environment, yielding uniform and clean monolayer films and large crystal sizes up to 500 µm...
July 10, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690954/delay-in-the-diagnosis-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease
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Stella Pak, Cindy Pham
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a systemic autoinflammatory disease characterized by symptoms including spiking fever, arthralgia, myalgia, maculopapular rash, and pharyngitis. The lack of diagnostic biomarker, non-specific clinical presentation, and the rarity of AOSD often result in a significant delay in diagnosis and treatment. While the average time of initial presentation to diagnosis is four months, we present a case of AOSD diagnosis three years after initial onset of classical symptoms. By reporting the case of delayed diagnosis for AOSD, we hope to raise awareness in our medical community about the diagnostic difficulty in AOSD...
June 7, 2017: Curēus
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