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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805391/chemical-transformations-of-the-fungal-meroterpenoid-dhilirolide-a-reveal-skeletal-degradation-and-rearrangement-reactions-with-biosynthetic-implications
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Krista M Wong, David E Williams, Ryan Centko, E Dilip de Silva, Raymond J Andersen
Treatment of the fungal meroterpenoid dhilirolide A (1) with either sodium azide or perchloric acid results in conversion of the dhilirane carbon skeleton of 1 to the 14,15-dinordhilirane carbon skeleton of the products 5-7, with and without concomitant transfer of an acetyl residue to form a C-9 acetate ester. The discovery of these transformations, which are vinylogous retro-Claisen-type condensations, suggests an efficient biogenetic route to 14,15-dinordhiliranes such as dhilirolide K (3).
August 14, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804987/divergent-asymmetric-total-synthesis-of-mulinane-diterpenoids
#2
Jianhua Xie, Yunting Liu, Linping Li, Qilin Zhou
We have achieved the first concise, divergent, asymmetric total syntheses of mulinane diterpenoids. Specifically, we developed a new strategy featuring a key intramolecular Friedel-Crafts reaction to construct the chiral fused 5-6-6 tricyclic motif, followed by sequential Birch reduction, conjugate methylation, and homologation/ring-expansion reactions to furnish the desired 5-6-7 tricyclic skeleton bearing five contiguous stereocenters. With this efficient strategy, seven mulinane diterpenoids and two analogues were synthesized via late-stage functional modification or functionalization in 8...
August 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804707/framework-to-define-structure-and-boundaries-of-complex-health-intervention-systems-the-alert-project
#3
Elena Boriani, Roberto Esposito, Chiara Frazzoli, Peter Fantke, Tine Hald, Simon R Rüegg
Health intervention systems are complex and subject to multiple variables in different phases of implementation. This constitutes a concrete challenge for the application of translational science in real life. Complex systems as health-oriented interventions call for interdisciplinary approaches with carefully defined system boundaries. Exploring individual components of such systems from different viewpoints gives a wide overview and helps to understand the elements and the relationships that drive actions and consequences within the system...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802724/juvenile-body-mass-estimation-a-methodological-evaluation
#4
Libby Cowgill
Two attempts have been made to develop body mass prediction formulae specifically for immature remains: Ruff (Ruff, C.C., 2007, Body size prediction from juvenile skeletal remains. American Journal Physical Anthropology 133, 698-716) and Robbins et al. (Robbins, G., Sciulli, P.W., Blatt, S.H., 2010. Estimating body mass in subadult human skeletons. American Journal Physical Anthropology 143, 146-150). While both were developed from the same reference population, they differ in their independent variable selection: Ruff (2008) used measures of metaphyseal and articular surface size to predict body mass in immature remains, whereas Robbins et al...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802408/down-regulation-of-malate-synthase-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-h37ra-leads-to-reduced-stress-tolerance-persistence-and-survival-in-macrophages
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Kumar Sachin Singh, Rishabh Sharma, Deepa Keshari, Nirbhay Singh, Sudheer Kumar Singh
Malate synthase is a condensing enzyme responsible for conversion of glyoxylate to malate in the presence of acetyl-CoA. This reaction helps in bypassing the TCA cycle reactions involving carbon loss and leads to diverting some of the carbon skeletons to gluconeogenic events while rest can continue to provide TCA cycle intermediates. Malate synthase (GlcB) is encoded by MRA_1848 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra (Mtb-Ra). We developed a knockdown (KD) Mtb-Ra strain by down-regulating GlcB. The survival studies suggested increased susceptibility to oxidative and nitrosative stress as well as to rifampicin...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802390/pediatric-head-and-neck-bone-sarcomas-an-analysis-of-204-cases
#6
Jacob S Brady, Sei Y Chung, Emily Marchiano, Jean Anderson Eloy, Soly Baredes, Richard Chan Woo Park
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the demographics, survival, and treatment efficacy of pediatric sarcomas of the facial skeleton and skull. METHODS: Retrospective study of cases from the US National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Pediatric patients between the ages of 0 and 18 diagnosed with a malignant sarcoma of either the mandible or the bones of skull, face, and associated joints from 1973 to 2013 were studied. RESULTS: In total, 204 patients were included in the analysis...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802222/impact-of-the-corrin-framework-of-vitamin-b12-on-the-electrochemical-carbon-skeleton-rearrangement-in-comparison-to-an-imine-oxime-planar-ligand-tuning-selectivity-in-1-2-migration-of-a-functional-group-by-controlling-electrolysis-potential
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Keishiro Tahara, Ling Pan, Ryoko Yamaguchi, Hisashi Shimakoshi, Masaaki Abe, Yoshio Hisaeda
Among the coenzyme B12-dependent enzymes, methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MMCM) catalyzes the carbon-skeleton rearrangement reaction between R-methylmalonyl-CoA and succinyl-CoA. Diethyl 2-bromomethyl-2-phenylmalonate, an alkyl bromide substrate having two different migrating groups (phenyl and carboxylic ester groups) on the β-carbon, was applied to the electrolysis mediated by a hydrophobic vitamin B12 model complex, heptamethyl cobyrinate perchlorate in this study. The electrolysis of the substrate at -1.0V vs...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802175/conjugate-of-biotin-with-silicon-iv-phthalocyanine-for-tumor-targeting-photodynamic-therapy
#8
Ke Li, Ling Qiu, Qingzhu Liu, Gaochao Lv, Xueyu Zhao, Shanshan Wang, Jianguo Lin
In order to improve the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT), biotin was axially conjugated with silicon(IV) phthalocyanine (SiPc) skeleton to develop a new tumor-targeting photosensitizer SiPc-biotin. The target compound SiPc-biotin showed much higher binding affinity toward BR-positive (biotin receptor overexpressed) HeLa human cervical carcinoma cells than its precursor SiPc-pip. However, when the biotin receptors of HeLa cells were blocked by free biotin, >50% uptake of SiPc-biotin was suppressed, demonstrating that SiPc-biotin could selectively accumulate in BR-positive cancer cells via the BR-mediated internalization...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801799/double-versus-single-source-left-sided-coronary-revascularization-using-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-graft-alone
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Giuseppe Gatti, Gianluca Castaldi, Marco Morosin, Irena Tavcar, Manuel Belgrano, Bernardo Benussi, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
Left-sided coronary revascularization with bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) graft is performed usually either with an in situ (double source) or Y-graft configuration (single source). Two hundred fifty-three (mean age, 67.1 ± 9.5 years) patients underwent isolated left-sided coronary revascularization with BITA graft alone at the present authors' institution (2000-2015). Skeletonized BITA grafts were used either in an in situ (n = 199) or Y-graft configuration (n = 54). Forty pairs were identified with the propensity score-matching...
August 11, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801631/rhodoterpenoids-a%C3%A2-c-three-new-rearranged-triterpenoids-from-rhododendron-latoucheae-by-hplc%C3%A2-ms%C3%A2-spe%C3%A2-nmr
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Fei Liu, Ya-Nan Wang, Yong Li, Shuang-Gang Ma, Jing Qu, Yun-Bao Liu, Chang-Shan Niu, Zhong-Hai Tang, Tian-Tai Zhang, Yu-Huan Li, Li Li, Shi-Shan Yu
Rhodoterpenoids A‒C (1‒3), three new rearranged triterpenoids, together with one new biogenetically related compound, rhodoterpenoid D (4), were isolated and efficiently elucidated from Rhododendron latoucheae by high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry-solid-phase extraction-nuclear magnetic resonance (HPLC‒MS‒SPE‒NMR). Compounds 1 and 2 possess an unprecedented skeleton with a 5/7/6/6/6-fused pentacyclic ring system, while compound 3 contains a unique 6/7/6/6/6-fused pentacyclic carbon backbone...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800458/quinoline-hybrids-and-their-antiplasmodial-and-antimalarial-activities
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REVIEW
Yuan-Qiang Hu, Chuan Gao, Shu Zhang, Lei Xu, Zhi Xu, Lian-Shun Feng, Xiang Wu, Feng Zhao
Malaria, in particular infection with P. falciparum (the most lethal of the human malaria parasite species, responsible for nearly one million deaths every year), is one of the most devastating and common infectious disease throughout the world. Beginning with quinine, quinoline containing compounds have long been used in clinical treatment of malaria and remained the mainstays of chemotherapy against malaria. The emergence of P. falciparum strains resistant to almost all antimalarials prompted medicinal chemists and biologists to study their effective replacement with an alternative mechanism of action and new molecules...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799843/multiple-myeloma-and-dual-energy-ct-diagnostic-accuracy-of-virtual-noncalcium-technique-for-detection-of-bone-marrow-infiltration-of-the-spine-and-pelvis
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Aleksander Kosmala, Andreas Max Weng, Anke Heidemeier, Bernhard Krauss, Stefan Knop, Thorsten Alexander Bley, Bernhard Petritsch
Purpose To determine the diagnostic performance of dual-energy computed tomography (CT) for detection of bone marrow (BM) infiltration in patients with multiple myeloma by using a virtual noncalcium (VNCa) technique. Materials and Methods In this prospective study, 34 consecutive patients with multiple myeloma or monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance sequentially underwent dual-energy CT and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the axial skeleton. Two independent readers visually evaluated standard CT and color-coded VNCa images for the presence of BM involvement...
August 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799536/estrogen-receptor-esr1-mutation-in-bone-metastases-from-breast-cancer
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Stephan Bartels, Matthias Christgen, Angelina Luft, Sascha Persing, Kai Jödecke, Ulrich Lehmann, Hans Kreipe
Activating mutations of estrogen receptor α gene (ESR1) in breast cancer can cause endocrine resistance of metastatic tumor cells. The skeleton belongs to the metastatic sides frequently affected by breast cancer. The prevalence of ESR1 mutation in bone metastasis and the corresponding phenotype are not known. In this study bone metastases from breast cancer (n=231) were analyzed for ESR1 mutation. In 27 patients (12%) (median age 73 years, range: 55-82 years) activating mutations of ESR1 were detected. The most frequent mutation was p...
August 11, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799174/abdominal-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-following-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-using-an-in-situ-right-gastroepiploic-artery-graft
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Keita Yano, Hideki Tsubota, Yoshio Arai, Toshihiro Abe, Michiya Hanyu
BACKGROUND: The right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) is often used for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in Japan. As gastric cancer has a high prevalence in many Asian countries, we investigated problems with surgery for gastric cancer after CABG using the RGEA. METHODS: A total of 860 patients underwent CABG using the RGEA between January 1997 and December 2006. Of these, 13 patients underwent surgery for gastric cancer after CABG. In all cases, the RGEA was harvested by the skeletonization technique, and an antegastric route was used for the anastomosis...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798204/imaging-igf-i-uptake-in-growth-plate-cartilage-using-in-vivo-multiphoton-microscopy
#15
Maria A Serrat, Gabriela Ion
Bones elongate through endochondral ossification in cartilaginous growth plates located at ends of primary long bones. Linear growth ensues from a cascade of biochemical signals initiated by actions of systemic and local regulators on growth plate chondrocytes. Although cellular processes are well defined, there is a fundamental gap in understanding how growth regulators are physically transported from surrounding blood vessels into and through dense, avascular cartilage matrix. Intravital imaging using in vivo multiphoton microscopy is one promising strategy to overcome this barrier by quantitatively tracking molecular delivery to cartilage from the vasculature in real time...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797507/myoepithelial-tumors-of-bone
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REVIEW
Wangzhao Song, Uta Flucke, Albert J H Suurmeijer
Myoepithelial tumors (METs) of bone (BMETs) are a rare but distinct tumor entity. METs that are cytologically benign are termed myoepitheliomas; METs with malignant histologic features are called myoepithelial carcinomas. BMETs have a wide age range, may involve any part of the skeleton, and have a variable spindle cell and epithelioid morphology. Bone tumors to be considered in the differential diagnosis are discussed. Additional techniques are indispensable to correctly diagnose BMETs. By immunohistochemistry, BMETs often express cytokeratins and/or EMA together with S100, GFAP, or calponin...
September 2017: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796986/evaluation-of-stomatognathic-problems-in-children-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-osteogenesis-imperfecta-oi-preliminary-study
#17
Danuta Smoląg, Małgorzata Kulesa-Mrowiecka, Jerzy Sułko
According to epidemiological data, muscular dysfunctions of the masticatory system occur in 15-23% of the population. Preventive examinations of functional disorders of the stomatognathic system are, therefore, of particular importance. A distinct group of patients exposed to dysfunctions in the area of the masticatory organ locomotor apparatus comprises those with genetic diseases characterised by disorders in collagen formation. One of such diseases is osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and dentinogenesis imperfecta that usually goes together with the former...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796853/patterns-of-change-in-facial-skeletal-aging
#18
Boris Paskhover, David Durand, Emily Kamen, Neil A Gordon
Importance: Research in facial aging has focused on soft-tissue changes rather than bony changes despite evidence of the importance of underlying bony structural changes. Research has also been limited by comparing different patients in separate age groups rather than the same patients over time. Objective: To longitudinally document patterns of change in the facial skeleton and determine a consistent methodology for measuring these changes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Case series study of university hospital system records using facial computed tomographic (CT) images timed at least 8 years apart in adults initially aged 40 to 55 years with no history of facial surgery who required repeated facial imaging that included the entire midface and cranium...
August 10, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796415/white-matter-tract-integrity-is-associated-with-antidepressant-response-to-lurasidone-in-bipolar-depression
#19
Martin J Lan, Harry Rubin-Falcone, Fatima Motiwala, Ying Chen, Jonathan W Stewart, David J Hellerstein, J John Mann, Patrick J McGrath
OBJECTIVES: Patients with bipolar disorder spend the most time in the depressed phase, and that phase is associated with the most morbidity and mortality. Treatment of bipolar depression lacks a test to determine who will respond to treatment. White matter disruptions have been found in bipolar disorder. Previous reports suggest that white matter disruptions may be associated with resistance to antidepressant medication, but this has never been investigated in a prospective study using a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medication...
August 10, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795799/the-tetraarylpyrrolo-3-2-b-pyrroles-from-serendipitous-discovery-to-promising-heterocyclic-optoelectronic-materials
#20
Maciej Krzeszewski, Dorota Gryko, Daniel T Gryko
Progress in organic optoelectronics requires compounds possessing a suitable combination of photophysical and electronic properties. Another key constraint encompasses the availability of feasible, and hopefully scalable, synthetic procedures for preparing the molecular scaffolds of interest. A multicomponent reaction of aromatic aldehydes, aromatic amines, and butane-2,3-dione that was discovered in 2013 gives straightforward access to previously unavailable 1,2,4,5-tetraarylpyrrolo[3,2-b]pyrroles. These dyes are examples of heteropentalenes-a class of 10-π-electron aromatic compounds...
August 10, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
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