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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736230/pro-inflammatory-chemokines-and-cytokines-dominate-the-blister-fluid-molecular-signature-in-epidermolysis-bullosa-patients-and-affect-leukocyte-and-stem-cell-migration
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Vitali Alexeev, Julio Cesar Salas-Alanis, Francis Palisson, Lila Mukhtarzada, Giulio Fortuna, Jouni Uitto, Andy South, Olga Igoucheva
Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is associated with skin blistering and the development of chronic non-healing wounds. Although clinical studies have shown that cell-based therapies improve wound healing, recruitment of therapeutic cells to blistering skin and to more advanced skin lesions remains a challenge. Here, we analyzed cytokines and chemokines in blister fluids (BF) of patients affected by dystrophic, junctional and simplex EB. Our analysis revealed high levels of CXCR1, CXCR2, CCR2 and CCR4 ligands, particularly dominant in dystrophic and junctional EB...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735970/blunted-neural-response-to-implicit-negative-facial-affect-in-anorexia-nervosa
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Jenni Leppanen, Valentina Cardi, Yannis Paloyelis, Andy Simmons, Kate Tchanturia, Janet Treasure
BACKGROUND: People with anorexia nervosa (AN) have difficulties in a wide range of social-emotional processes. Previous work suggests atypical involvement of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), amygdala, insula, and fusiform gyri during social-emotional processing in AN. METHODS: Twenty women with AN and twenty healthy comparison (HC) women were presented with happy, fearful, and neutral faces during a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Group differences were investigated in the following regions of interest: lateral PFC, amygdala, insula, and fusiform gyri...
July 20, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735450/prescription-drug-price-paradox-cost-analysis-of-canadian-online-pharmacies-versus-us-medicare-beneficiaries-for-the-top-100-drugs
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Sean Hyungwoo Kim, Young Joo Ryu, Na-Eun Cho, Andy Eunwoo Kim, Jongwha Chang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite the introduction of Medicare Part D (MPD) and 2012 Affordable Care Act (ACA), patients have a cost burden due to increases in drug prices. To overcome cost barriers, some patients purchase their medications from Canadian online pharmacies as Canadian prescription drug prices are believed to be lower than US prescription drug prices. The objective of this study was to determine which top 100 Medicare drugs can be imported to the USA legally, and to determine which type of prescription drug would be more beneficial to be purchased from Canadian online pharmacies...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735273/relationship-between-trying-an-electronic-cigarette-and-subsequent-cigarette-experimentation-in-scottish-adolescents-a-cohort-study
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Catherine Best, Farhana Haseen, Dorothy Currie, Gozde Ozakinci, Anne Marie MacKintosh, Martine Stead, Douglas Eadie, Andy MacGregor, Jamie Pearce, Amanda Amos, John Frank, Sally Haw
BACKGROUND: This study examines whether young never smokers in Scotland, UK, who have tried an e-cigarette are more likely than those who have not, to try a cigarette during the following year. METHODS: Prospective cohort survey conducted in four high schools in Scotland, UK during February/March 2015 (n=3807) with follow-up 1 year later. All pupils (age 11-18) were surveyed. Response rates were high in both years (87% in 2015) and 2680/3807 (70.4%) of the original cohort completed the follow-up survey...
July 22, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734128/the-experience-of-initiating-injection-drug-use-and-its-social-context-a-qualitative-systematic-review-and-thematic-synthesis
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REVIEW
Andy Guise, Danielle Horyniak, Jason Melo, Ryan McNeill, Dan Werb
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Understanding the experience of initiating injection drug use and its social contexts is crucial to inform efforts to prevent transitions into this mode of drug consumption and support harm reduction. We systematically reviewed and synthesized existing qualitative scientific literature to identify the socio-structural contexts for, and experiences of, the initiation of injection drug use. METHODS: We systematically searched six databases (Medline, Embase, PsychINFO, CINAHL, IBSS, and SSCI), along with a manual search, including of key journals and subject experts...
July 22, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733603/sediment-transport-drives-tidewater-glacier-periodicity
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Douglas Brinkerhoff, Martin Truffer, Andy Aschwanden
Most of Earth's glaciers are retreating, but some tidewater glaciers are advancing despite increasing temperatures and contrary to their neighbors. This can be explained by the coupling of ice and sediment dynamics: a shoal forms at the glacier terminus, reducing ice discharge and causing advance towards an unstable configuration followed by abrupt retreat, in a process known as the tidewater glacier cycle. Here we use a numerical model calibrated with observations to show that interactions between ice flow, glacial erosion, and sediment transport drive these cycles, which occur independent of climate variations...
July 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732562/moral-distress-in-rehabilitation
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EDITORIAL
Michael M Green, Mark R Wicclair, Lucia D Wocial, Andy Kondrat, Debjani Mukherjee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732228/a-facile-method-for-preparation-of-emulsion-using-the-high-gravity-technique
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Yan Li, Ran Andy Mei, Zhongqiang Yang
This study demonstrates a new process for preparation of oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion using the high gravity technique. This involves a mixture of oil and water that are passed through a rotating packed bed, under a high shear force, from which oil is emulsified into tiny droplets and subsequently dispersed in water. The process is cycled in order to break the droplets repeatedly and achieve an emulsion with small size and low polydispersity index (PDI). The advantage of the high gravity technique is that the emulsions with a desired size and polydispersity can be rapidly obtained by tuning experimental parameters, such as relative centrifugal force (RCF), cycle times (CT), liquid flow rate (VL) and surfactant concentration (Csurfactant)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730489/identification-of-plant-kinase-substrates-based-on-kinase-assay-linked-phosphoproteomics
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Chuan-Chih Hsu, Justine V Arrington, Liang Xue, W Andy Tao
Protein phosphorylation is one of the key events in the regulation of plant physiological responses to diverse environmental stimuli. As crucial regulators of phosphorylation, protein kinases have been linked to the control of seed germination, flowering, and stress responses. Identifying downstream substrates of kinases is important for dissecting kinase-substrate networks as well as delineating the underlying defense mechanisms in response to extracellular stimulation. Despite the fact that thousands of kinase-substrate networks have been identified in mammalian cells, the downstream substrates of important plant kinases are still elusive...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730464/genome-wide-association-mapping-of-canopy-wilting-in-diverse-soybean-genotypes
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Avjinder S Kaler, Jeffery D Ray, William T Schapaugh, C Andy King, Larry C Purcell
Genome-wide association analysis identified 61 SNP markers for canopy wilting, which likely tagged 51 different loci. Based on the allelic effects of the significant SNPs, the slowest and fastest wilting genotypes were identified. Drought stress is a major global constraint for crop production, and slow canopy wilting is a promising trait for improving drought tolerance. The objective of this study was to identify genetic loci associated with canopy wilting and to confirm those loci with previously reported canopy wilting QTLs...
July 20, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729837/optimization-and-in-vivo-profiling-of-a-refined-rat-model-of-walker-256-breast-cancer-cell-induced-bone-pain-using-behavioral-radiological-histological-immunohistochemical-and-pharmacological-methods
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Priyank Shenoy, Andy Kuo, Irina Vetter, Maree T Smith
In the majority of patients with advanced breast cancer, there is metastatic spread to bones resulting in pain. Clinically available drug treatments for alleviation of breast cancer-induced bone pain (BCIBP) often produce inadequate pain relief due to dose-limiting side-effects. A major impediment to the discovery of novel well-tolerated analgesic agents for the relief of pain due to bony metastases is the fact that most cancer-induced bone pain models in rodents relied on the systemic injection of cancer cells, causing widespread formation of cancer metastases and poor general animal health...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729259/complete-genome-sequence-of-the-lumpy-skin-disease-virus-isolated-from-the-first-reported-case-in-greece-in-2015
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Eirini I Agianniotaki, Elisabeth Mathijs, Frank Vandenbussche, Konstantia E Tasioudi, Andy Haegeman, Peristera Iliadou, Serafeim C Chaintoutis, Chrysostomos I Dovas, Steven Van Borm, Eleni D Chondrokouki, Kris De Clercq
Lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) causes an economically important disease in cattle. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of the first LSDV isolate identified in mainland Europe. LSDV isolate Evros/GR/15 was isolated from the first cases reported on 18 August 2015 in the Evros region, Greece.
July 20, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728455/asparagine-preserves-intestinal-barrier-function-from-lps-induced-injury-and-regulates-crf-crfr-signaling-pathway
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Huiling Zhu, Dingan Pi, Weibo Leng, Xiuying Wang, Chien-An Andy Hu, Yongqing Hou, Jianglin Xiong, Chunwei Wang, Qin Qin, Yulan Liu
Stress causes intestinal inflammation and barrier dysfunction. Corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF)/CRF receptor (CRFR) signaling pathway has been shown to be important for stress-induced intestinal mucosal alteration. L-Asparagine (ASN) is a powerful stimulator of ornithine decarboxylase and cell proliferation in a variety of cell types, including colonic cells. In the present study, we investigated whether dietary ASN supplementation could alleviate the damage of intestinal barrier function caused by LPS through modulation of CRF/CRFR signaling pathway...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727807/digoxin-reveals-a-functional-connection-between-hiv-1-integration-preference-and-t-cell-activation
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Alexander Zhyvoloup, Anat Melamed, Ian Anderson, Delphine Planas, Chen-Hsuin Lee, Janos Kriston-Vizi, Robin Ketteler, Andy Merritt, Jean-Pierre Routy, Petronela Ancuta, Charles R M Bangham, Ariberto Fassati
HIV-1 integrates more frequently into transcribed genes, however the biological significance of HIV-1 integration targeting has remained elusive. Using a selective high-throughput chemical screen, we discovered that the cardiac glycoside digoxin inhibits wild-type HIV-1 infection more potently than HIV-1 bearing a single point mutation (N74D) in the capsid protein. We confirmed that digoxin repressed viral gene expression by targeting the cellular Na+/K+ ATPase, but this did not explain its selectivity. Parallel RNAseq and integration mapping in infected cells demonstrated that digoxin inhibited expression of genes involved in T-cell activation and cell metabolism...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725515/quantitative-anterior-and-posterior-clinoidectomy-analysis-and-mobilization-of-the-oculomotor-nerve-during-surgical-exposure-of-the-basilar-apex-using-frameless-stereotaxis
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Aclan Dogan, Justin S Cetas, Gregory J Anderson, Andy Rekito, Johnny B Delashaw
Background  Anterior and posterior clinoidectomies have been proposed to augment exposure of the basilar apex. A sequential quantitative benefit analysis offered by these maneuvers has not been reported. Methods  Fourteen datasets from eight cadaveric specimens were analyzed. A modified orbitozygomatic frontotemporal craniotomy was performed. The extent of proximal control of the basilar artery was determined through the exposed opticocarotid and carotidoculomotor triangles before and after clinoidectomies and mobilization of the third nerve at the porous oculomotarius...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724604/a-simple-toolset-to-identify-endogenous-post-translational-modifications-for-a-target-protein-a-snapshot-of-the-egfr-signaling-pathway
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Henrick Horita, Andy Law, Soonjin Hong, Kim Middleton
Identification of a novel post-translational modification (PTM) for a target protein, defining its physiologic role, and studying its potential crosstalk with other PTMs is a challenging process. A set of highly sensitive tools termed Signal-Seeker kits was developed, which enables rapid and simple detection of post-translational modifications on any target protein.  The methodology for these tools utilizes affinity purification of modified proteins from a cell or tissue lysate and immunoblot analysis. These tools utilize a single lysis system that is effective at identifying endogenous, dynamic PTM changes, as well as the potential crosstalk between PTMs...
July 19, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721883/patterns-of-care-for-patients-with-early-stage-glottic-cancer-undergoing-definitive-radiation-therapy-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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William A Stokes, Diana Abbott, Andy Phan, David Raben, Ryan M Lanning, Sana D Karam
PURPOSE: To characterize practice patterns, including temporal trends, in fractionation schedules among patients in the United States undergoing definitive radiation therapy for early-stage glottic cancer and to compare overall survival outcomes between fractionation schedules. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We queried the National Cancer Database for patients with TisN0M0, T1N0M0, or T2N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx diagnosed between 2004 and 2012 and undergoing definitive radiation therapy...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721473/biomechanics-of-the-classic-metaphyseal-lesion-finite-element-analysis
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Andy Tsai, Brittany Coats, Paul K Kleinman
BACKGROUND: The classic metaphyseal lesion (CML) is strongly associated with infant abuse, but the biomechanics responsible for this injury have not been rigorously studied. Radiologic and CT-pathological correlates show that the distal tibial CML always involves the cortex near the subperiosteal bone collar, with variable extension of the fracture into the medullary cavity. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the primary site of bone failure is cortical, rather than intramedullary...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720610/follow-up-of-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hip-replacements
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EDITORIAL
Andy Carr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718000/phenological-model-of-bird-cherry-padus-racemosa-with-data-assimilation
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Andis Kalvāns, Tija Sīle, Gunta Kalvāne
The accuracy of the operational models can be improved by using observational data to shift the model state in a process called data assimilation. Here, a data assimilation approach using the temperature similarity to control the extent of extrapolation of point-like phenological observations is explored. A degree-day model is used to describe the spring phenology of the bird cherry Padus racemosa in the Baltic region in 2014. The model results are compared to phenological observations that are expressed on a continuous scale based on the BBCH code...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
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