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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925388/structural-step-forward-for-nhej
#1
Go Watanabe, Michael R Lieber, Dewight Williams
In a recent paper published in Cell Research, a cryo-EM structure reveals the interface between DNA-PKcs and the Ku70/80:DNA complex, together forming the DNA-dependent protein kinase holoenzyme in non-homologous DNA end joining. Insight from this structure suggests how an allosteric rearrangement of DNA-PKcs driven by Ku70/80:DNA binding regulates kinase activity in this largest member of a family of structurally homologous phosphoinositide 3-kinase-related protein kinases that includes mTOR, ATR, and ATM.
September 19, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924671/correlative-fluorescence-super-resolution-localization-microscopy-and-platinum-replica-em-on-unroofed-cells
#2
Kem A Sochacki, Justin W Taraska
Platinum replicas of unroofed mammalian cells can be imaged with a transmission electron microscope (TEM) to produce high contrast, high resolution images of the structure of the cytoplasmic side of a plasma membrane. A complementary approach, super-resolution fluorescence localization microscopy, can be used to localize labeled molecules with better than 20 nm precision in cells. Here, we describe a correlative method that couples these two techniques and produces images where localization microscopy data can be used to highlight specific proteins of interest within the structural context of the platinum replica TEM image...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924667/correlative-in-resin-super-resolution-fluorescence-and-electron-microscopy-of-cultured-cells
#3
Errin Johnson, Rainer Kaufmann
Correlative super-resolution light and electron microscopy (super-resolution CLEM) is a powerful and emerging tool in biological research. The practical realization of these two very different microscopy techniques with their individual requirements remains a challenging task. There is a broad range of approaches to choose from, each with their own advantages and limitations. Here, we present a detailed protocol for in-resin super-resolution CLEM of high-pressure frozen and freeze substituted cultured cells...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922580/accuracy-of-the-defining-characteristics-of-the-nursing-diagnosis-hypothermia-in-newborns
#4
Wislla Ketlly Menezes de Aquino, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Viviane Martins da Silva, Nathaly Bianka Moraes Fróes, Angélica Paixão de Menezes, Aline de Aquino Peres Almeida, Bianca Alves Sobreira
PURPOSE: To analyze the accuracy of the defining characteristics of hypothermia in newborns and to verify associations between defining characteristics and clinical variables. METHODS: A cross-sectional accuracy study with statistical analysis. FINDINGS: Slow capillary refill, decrease in ventilation, peripheral vasoconstriction, and insufficient weight gain were the defining characteristics with the highest specificity values, while slow gastric emptying, skin cool to touch, irritability, and bradycardia were the defining characteristics with the highest values for both sensitivity and specificity...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922082/combinatorial-peptide-based-epitope-mapping-from-ebola-virus-dna-vaccines-and-infections-reveals-residue-level-determinants-of-antibody-binding
#5
Daniel R Ripoll, Daniel A J Mitchell, Lesley C Dupuy, Anders Wallqvist, Connie Schmaljohn, Sidhartha Chaudhury
Ebola virus (EBOV) infection is highly lethal and results in severe febrile bleeding disorders that affect humans and non-human primates. One of the therapeutic approaches for treating EBOV infection focus largely on cocktails of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that bind to specific regions of the EBOV glycoprotein (GP) and neutralize the virus. Recent structural studies using cryo-electron microscopy have identified key epitopes for several EBOV mAbs. While such information has yielded deep insights into antibody binding, limitations on resolution of these structures often preclude a residue-level analysis of EBOV epitopes...
September 18, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921913/high-resolution-imaging-of-muscle-attachment-structures-in-c-elegans
#6
Hiroshi Qadota, Yohei Matsunaga, Ken C Q Nguyen, Alexa Mattheyses, David H Hall, Guy M Benian
We used structured illumination microscopy (SIM) to obtain super-resolution images of muscle attachment structures in C. elegans striated muscle. SIM imaging of M-line components revealed two patterns: PAT-3 (β-integrin) and proteins that interact in a complex with the cytoplasmic tail of β-integrin and localize to the basal muscle cell membrane (UNC-112 (kindlin), PAT-4 (ILK), UNC-97 (PINCH), PAT-6 (α-parvin) and UNC-95), are found in discrete, angled segments with gaps. In contrast, proteins localized throughout the depth of the M-line (UNC-89 (obscurin) and UNC-98) are imaged as continuous lines...
September 16, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921912/fate-of-worn-out-functional-teeth-in-the-upper-jaw-dentition-of-sicyopterus-japonicus-gobioidei-sicydiinae-during-tooth-replacement
#7
Noriyuki Sahara, Keita Moriyama, Midori Iida, Shun Watanabe
Mochizuki and Fukui (1983) studied the development and replacement of the upper jaw teeth in a Japanese fish species, Sicyopterus japonicus (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae), and they reported that worn-out functional teeth in the upper jaw were not shed outside the skin but were taken into the soft tissue of the upper jaw and completely resorbed there. To date, however, this phenomenon appears poorly documented. Furthermore, the mechanism for the resorption of these teeth remains to be determined. In the present study, we examined this phenomenon by using 3D micro-computed tomography (m-CT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and various techniques of light (LM) and electron (EM) microcopy...
September 16, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921397/a-binding-block-ion-selective-mechanism-revealed-by-a-na-k-selective-channel
#8
Jie Yu, Bing Zhang, Yixiao Zhang, Cong-Qiao Xu, Wei Zhuo, Jingpeng Ge, Jun Li, Ning Gao, Yang Li, Maojun Yang
Mechanosensitive (MS) channels are extensively studied membrane protein for maintaining intracellular homeostasis through translocating solutes and ions across the membrane, but its mechanisms of channel gating and ion selectivity are largely unknown. Here, we identified the YnaI channel as the Na(+)/K(+) cation-selective MS channel and solved its structure at 3.8 Å by cryo-EM single-particle method. YnaI exhibits low conductance among the family of MS channels in E. coli, and shares a similar overall heptamer structure fold with previously studied MscS channels...
September 18, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917921/effect-of-oxidized-chitin-nanocrystals-isolated-by-ammonium-persulfate-method-on-the-properties-of-carboxymethyl-cellulose-based-films
#9
Ahmed A Oun, Jong-Whan Rhim
Oxidized chitin nanocrystals (ChNCs) were isolated from crab shell chitin using ammonium persulfate (APS) method. The oxidized ChNCs were in needle shape with a diameter of 15nm, the length of 400-500nm, and crystallinity index of 93.5%. Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)-based films reinforced with the ChNCs (0, 1, 5, and 10wt.%) were flexible and transparent. The mechanical strength of the CMC film increased significantly (p<0.05) after blending with the ChNCs. The tensile strength (TS) and elastic modulus (EM) increased by 88% and 243% when 10wt...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916915/inflammatory-diseases-and-bone-fragility
#10
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K Briot, P Geusens, I Em Bultink, W F Lems, C Roux
Systemic osteoporosis and increased fracture rates have been described in chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory bowel diseases, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Most of these patients receive glucocorticoids, which have their own deleterious effects on bone. However, the other main determinant of bone fragility is the inflammation itself, as shown by the interactions between the inflammatory mediators, the actors of the immune system, and the bone remodelling...
September 15, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915667/assessment-of-near-infrared-fluorophores-to-study-the-biodistribution-and-tumor-targeting-of-an-il13-receptor-%C3%AE-2-antibody-by-fluorescence-molecular-tomography
#11
Parul Gupta, Jo-Ann Wentland, Mauricio Leal, Dangshe Ma, Rachel Roach, Antonio Esparza, Lindsay King, Mary E Spilker, Cedo Bagi, Christopher T Winkelmann, Anand Giddabasappa
Non-invasive imaging using radiolabels is a common technique used to study the biodistribution of biologics. Due to the limited shelf-life of radiolabels and the requirements of specialized labs, non-invasive optical imaging is an attractive alternative for preclinical studies. Previously, we demonstrated the utility of fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) an optical imaging modality in evaluating the biodistribution of antibody-drug conjugates. As FMT is a relatively new technology, few fluorophores have been validated for in vivo imaging...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915292/news-views-and-reviews-a-tool-for-my-laser-practice-i-simply-can-t-do-without-shining-a-light-on-my-favorite-light-source
#12
Eric F Bernstein
With laser surgery, what you see is what you get. Visualizing the target for treatment, be it a port-wine stain, a cluster of spider veins, a tattoo or freckles, or simply photodamaged skin requires seeing through surface reflections, dry skin, and often quite dark laser goggles. The tool that has been indispensable to me in my practice is the Syris v900L polarizing and magnifying headlamp. This indispensable tool makes laser treatment more precise, effective, and easier by truly shining a light on the subject of a laser treatment...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915290/lifting-the-lower-face-with-an-absorbable-polydioxanone-pdo-thread
#13
Kian Karimi, Alexandra Reivitis
Traditional rejuvenation techniques include chemical peels, rhytidectomy of the skin, laser resurfacing, injection of dermal fillers and neurotoxins, and invasive surgical procedures. Patients with brow ptosis, jowl formation, and deepening nasolabial folds currently seek antiaging procedures with no incisions and minimal downtime such as thread-lifting with barbed sutures. The present report describes a case in which polydioxanone threads were used to lift the lower third of a patient's face. Fillers were used to supplement the results achieved by the thread lift because often, when tissue has been lifted, volume deficits are revealed, which can be corrected with dermal fillers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915289/mild-to-moderate-dysphagia-following-very-low-dose-abobotulinumtoxin-a-for-platysmal-bands
#14
Suzan Obagi, Kseniya Golubets
Onabotulinumtoxin A (Botox) can be a safe and successful off-label treatment of vertical platysma bands of various severities. Due to risk of the botulinum toxin diffusing to the underlying anatomic structures such as the deglutition muscles, the larynx, and the neck flexors, a maximal dose of 100 units has been suggested and there have been no known reports of untoward effects with doses less than 60 units. We present a case of mild to moderate dysphagia in a patient after very low doses of Abobutulinumtoxin (60 units, equivalent to 20 units of Onabotulinumtoxin using a 3:1 conversion ratio)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915288/successful-treatment-of-keloid-with-fractionated-carbon-dioxide-co2-laser-and-laser-assisted-drug-delivery-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-ointment-in-an-african-american-man
#15
Ekaterina Kraeva, Derek Ho, Jared Jagdeo
Keloids are fibrous growths that occur as a result of abnormal response to dermal injury. Keloids are cosmetically disfiguring and may impair function, often resulting in decreased patient quality-of-life. Treatment of keloids remains challenging, and rate of recurrence is high. We present a case of a 39-year-old African-American man (Fitzpatrick VI) with a 10-year history of keloid, who was successfully treated with eight sessions of fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) laser immediately followed by laser-assisted drug delivery (LADD) of topical triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) ointment and review the medical literature on fractionated CO2 laser treatment of keloids...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915287/efficacy-and-safety-of-desoximetasone-0-25-spray-in-adult-atopic-dermatitis-subjects-pilot-study
#16
Lauren K Hoffman, Leon Kircik
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin disorder. One of the most disturbing symptoms of AD is pruritus. The first line treatment for AD is topical corticosteroids, topical immunomodulators, topical barrier creams, oral antihistamines, and systemic treatments. Desoximetasone 0.25% spray is a superpotent topical corticosteroid delivered in a novel way and it may be a suitable option for the treatment of pruritus in adult atopic dermatitis patients...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915286/treatment-of-rosacea-with-concomitant-use-of-topical-ivermectin-1-cream-and-brimonidine-0-33-gel-a-randomized-vehicle-controlled-study
#17
Linda Stein Gold, Kim Papp, Charles Lynde, Edward Lain, Melinda Gooderham, Sandra Johnson, Nabil Kerrouche
BACKGROUND: There is currently a lack of data on the simultaneous treatment of different features of rosacea. Individually, ivermectin 1% (IVM) cream and brimonidine 0.33% (BR) gel have demonstrated efficacy on inflammatory lesions and persistent erythema, respectively. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, patient satisfaction, and optimal timing of administration of IVM associated with BR (IVM+BR) versus their vehicles in rosacea (investigator global assessment [IGA] ≥3)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915285/diluted-calcium-hydroxylapatite-for-skin-tightening-of-the-upper-arms-and-abdomen
#18
Natalia G Lapatina, Tatiana Pavlenko
BACKGROUND: The collagen-stimulating properties of Radiesse® (calcium hydroxylapatite, CaHA) can be used for skin-tightening procedures by hyper-diluting the product with lidocaine or saline. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of diluted CaHA for skin tightening in two case series of women with skin laxity in the upper arms or abdomen. METHODS: For each case series, 10 female subjects were enrolled. In the upper arms, CaHA diluted 1:2 with normal saline solution and 2% lidocaine was injected subdermally using a short, linear-threading technique...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915284/long-term-comparison-of-a-large-spot-vacuum-assisted-handpiece-vs-the-small-spot-size-traditional-handpiece-of-the-800-nm-diode-laser
#19
Nour J Youssef, Alain G Rizk, Omar A Ibrahimi, Zeina S Tannous
BACKGROUND The 800 nm long-pulsed diode laser machine is safe and effective for permanent hair reduction. Traditionally, most long-pulsed diode lasers used for hair removal had a relatively small spot size. Recently, a long-pulsed diode laser with a large spot size and vacuum assisted suction handpiece was introduced. The treatment parameters of each type of handpiece differ. Short and long-term clinical efficacy, treatment associated pain, and patient satisfaction are important factors to be considered. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to conduct a direct head to head comparison of both handpieces of the 800nm long-pulsed diode laser by evaluating long term hair reduction, treatment associated pain and patient satisfaction...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915283/clinical-evaluation-of-a-multi-modal-facial-serum-that-addresses-hyaluronic-acid-levels-in-skin
#20
Susana Raab, Margarita Yatskayer, Stephen Lynch, Megan Manco, Christian Oresajo
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid (HA), the major glycosaminoglycan present in the human skin, is a key contributor to water retention and mechanical support in skin. The level, size, and functionality of cutaneous HA are known to diminish with age. Topical treatments designed to increase the HA content of skin have been met with limited success. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the tolerance and efficacy of a multi-modal facial serum containing HA, Proxylane (C-Xyloside), purple rice extract, and dipotassium glycyrrhizate in addressing HA levels in skin...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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