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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718776/coil-geometry-effects-on-scanning-single-coil-magnetic-induction-tomography
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Joe R Feldkamp, Stephen Quirk
Alternative coil designs for single coil MIT (magnetic induction tomography) are considered in this work, with the intention of improving upon the standard design used previously. In particular, we note that the blind spot associated with this coil type, a portion of space along its axis where eddy current generation can be very weak, has an important effect on performance. The seven designs tested here vary considerably in the size of their blind spot. To provide the most discerning test possible, we use laboratory phantoms containing feature dimensions similar to blind spot size...
July 18, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718370/hook1-inhibits-malignancy-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Xu Sun, Qi Zhang, Wei Chen, Qida Hu, Yu Lou, Qi-Han Fu, Jing-Ying Zhang, Yi-Wen Chen, Long-Yun Ye, Yi Wang, Shang-Zhi Xie, Li-Qiang Hu, Ting-Bo Liang, Xue-Li Bai
Hook1 is a member of the hook family of coiled-coil proteins, which is recently found to be associated with malignant tumors. However, its biological function in hepatocellular carcinoma is yet unknown. Here, we evaluated the Hook1 levels in human hepatocellular carcinoma samples and matched peritumoral tissues by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Small interfering RNA knockdown and a transforming growth factor-β-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition model were employed to investigate the biological effects of Hook1 in hepatocellular carcinoma...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717917/-acute-right-sided-upper-abdominal-pain-in-a-46-year-old-woman
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M Bauder, A Fiala, C Klinger, W Kersjes, K Caca
A 46-year-old woman presented with acute abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a duodenal stenosis within the horizontal part of the duodenum. Based on the findings of abdominal computed tomography (CT), endosonography, Doppler duplex sonography and angiography, the diagnosis of an aneurysm of a branch of the inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery was established. This arterial branch was part of a collateral circulation between the superior mesenteric artery and the proper hepatic artery caused by obturation of the celiac artery...
July 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717602/expression-of-various-sarcomeric-tropomyosin-isoforms-in-equine-striated-muscles
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Syamalima Dube, Henry Chionuma, Amr Matoq, Ruham Alshiekh-Nasany, Lynn Abbott, Bernard J Poiesz, Dipak K Dube
In order to better understand the training and athletic activity of horses, we must have complete understanding of the isoform diversity of various myofibrillar protein genes like tropomyosin. Tropomyosin (TPM), a coiled-coil dimeric protein, is a component of thin filament in striated muscles. In mammals, four TPM genes (TPM1, TPM2, TPM3, and TPM4) generate a multitude of TPM isoforms via alternate splicing and/or using different promoters. Unfortunately, our knowledge of TPM isoform diversity in the horse is very limited...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716683/trimmed-autocalibrating-k-space-estimation-based-on-structured-matrix-completion
#5
Mark Bydder, Stanislas Rapacchi, Olivier Girard, Maxime Guye, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva
PURPOSE: Parallel imaging allows the reconstruction of undersampled data from multiple coils. This provides a means to reject and regenerate corrupt data (e.g. from motion artefact). The purpose of this work is to approach this problem using the SAKE parallel imaging method. THEORY AND METHODS: Parallel imaging methods typically require calibration by fully sampling the center of k-space. This is a challenge in the presence of corrupted data, since the calibration data may be corrupted which leads to an errors-in-variables problem that cannot be solved by least squares or even iteratively reweighted least squares...
July 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715338/closed-loop-neurostimulators-a-survey-and-a-seizure-predicting-design-example-for-intractable-epilepsy-treatment
#6
Hossein Kassiri, Sana Tonekaboni, M Tariqus Salam, Nima Soltani, Karim Abdelhalim, Jose Luis Perez Velazquez, Roman Genov
First, existing commercially available open-loop and closed-loop implantable neurostimulators are reviewed and compared in terms of their targeted application, physical size, system-level features, and performance as a medical device. Next, signal processing algorithms as the primary strength point of the closed-loop neurostimulators are reviewed, and various design and implementation requirements and trade-offs are discussed in details along with quantitative examples. The review results in a set of guidelines for algorithm selection and evaluation...
July 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715323/spiral-gradient-coil-design-for-use-in-cylindrical-mri-systems
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Yaohui Wang, Xuegang Xin, Feng Liu, Stuart Crozier
In Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the stream function-based method is commonly used in the design of gradient coils. However, this method can be prone to errors associated with the discretization of continuous current density and wire connections. In this work, we propose a novel gradient coil design scheme that works directly in the wire space, avoiding the system errors that may appear in the stream function approaches. Specifically, the gradient coil pattern is described with dedicated spiral functions adjusted to allow the coil to produce the required field gradients in the imaging area, minimal stray field and other engineering terms...
July 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715319/cad-based-virtual-humans-design-and-safety-assessment-of-mri-coils
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Gregory M Noetscher, Nicholas D Maino, Patrick Lacroix, Marc Horner, Sara Louie
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a ubiquitous tool used in clinical settings around the world to provide detailed three-dimensional information on the internal anatomy and physiology of human patients without the use of ionizing radiation, which is the primary safety concern associated with computed tomography. This information is obtained noninvasively and can be used in the diagnosis of pathological conditions as well as the monitoring of treatments.
July 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715182/revisiting-the-helical-cooperativity-of-synthetic-polypeptides-in-solution
#9
Yuan Ren, Ryan Baumgartner, Hailin Fu, Paul van der Schoot, Jianjun Cheng, Yao Lin
Using synthetic polypeptides as a model system, the theories of helix-coil transition were developed into one of the most beautiful and fruitful subjects in macromolecular science. The classic models proposed by Schellman and Zimm-Bragg more than 50 years ago, differ in the assumption on whether the configuration of multiple helical sequences separated by random coil sections is allowed in a longer polypeptide chain. Zimm also calculated the critical chain lengths that facilitate such interrupted helices in different solvent conditions...
July 17, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714684/the-surface-of-protein-%C3%AE-6-85-can-act-as-a-template-for-recurring-peg-structure
#10
Shu-Han Chao, Jan Schaefer, Martin Gruebele
PEGylated proteins play an increasingly important role in pharmaceutical drug delivery. We recently showed that short PEG chains can affect protein structure, even when they are not making extensive contact with the protein surface. In contrast, PEG is generally assumed to form a relatively unstructured coil, whose compactness depends on solvent conditions. Here we test whether a host protein could allow PEG to form recurrent structural motifs while the PEG chain is in contact with the protein surface. We link a PEG oligomer (n=45) to one of two nearly opposite locations on the small alpha-helical protein 6-85 to investigate this question...
July 17, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712903/multimodality-treatment-of-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms
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Justin R Mascitelli, Kurt Yaeger, Daniel Wei, Christopher P Kellner, Thomas J Oxley, Reade A De Leacy, Johanna T Fifi, Aman B Patel, Thomas P Naidich, Joshua B Bederson, J Mocco
OBJECT: Posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms are heterogeneous, uncommon lesions that can be treated in many fashions. Many previous series have focused on a specific aneurysm subset or treatment paradigm. The aim of this study was to present a comprehensive approach for all PICA aneurysms and analyze outcomes by PICA location. METHODS: All PICA aneurysms treated from 2012 until present were reviewed retrospectively and classified by location. Angiographic and clinical outcome were assessed...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712807/snx16-regulates-the-recycling-of-e-cadherin-through-a-unique-mechanism-of-coordinated-membrane-and-cargo-binding
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Jinxin Xu, Leilei Zhang, Yinghua Ye, Yongli Shan, Chanjuan Wan, Junfeng Wang, Duanqing Pei, Xiaodong Shu, Jinsong Liu
E-Cadherin is a major component of adherens junctions on cell surfaces. SNX16 is a unique member of sorting nexins that contains a coiled-coil (CC) domain downstream of the PX domain. We report here that SNX16 regulates the recycling trafficking of E-cadherin. We solved the crystal structure of PX-CC unit of SNX16 and revealed a unique shear shaped homodimer. We identified a novel PI3P binding pocket in SNX16 that consists of both the PX and the CC domains. Surprisingly, we showed that the PPII/α2 loop, which is generally regarded as a membrane insertion loop in PX family proteins, is involved in the E-cadherin binding with SNX16...
July 11, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712734/combined-direct-and-indirect-traumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula-ccf-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Isaac Josh Abecassis, Ryan P Morton, Louis J Kim, Basavaraj V Ghodke, Michael R Levitt
BACKGROUND: Within the current Barrow classification system, there are no categorical descriptions or reports in the literature of cavernous carotid fistulas (CCFs) with both a direct component (type A) and separate indirect contribution (type B, C, or D). We report the first definitive case of a combined simultaneous traumatic direct and indirect CCF, and review the literature on the similar existing entity of traumatic indirect CCFs presenting delayed and subsequent to the treatment of traumatic, direct CCFs...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711532/an-intraoperative-look-at-a-residual-recurrent-tentorial-dural-arteriovenous-fistula
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Bradley A Gross, Andrew F Ducruet, Brian T Jankowitz, Paul A Gardner
BACKGROUND: Dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF)s are often treated via transarterial or transvenous embolization. Incomplete penetration of the draining vein/occult residual will often become apparent on follow-up angiography, requiring repeat embolization, or at times, surgical resection. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 41 year old female presented with cerebellar hemorrhage from a tentorial dAVF treated with transvenous coil embolization. Follow-up angiography disclosed a residual/recurrent fistula treated with transvenous Onyx embolization...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710958/japanese-encephalitis-virus-counteracts-bst2-restriction-via-its-envelope-protein-e
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Mei Li, Ping Wang, Zifeng Zheng, Kai Hu, Mudan Zhang, Xinmeng Guan, Ming Fu, Di Zhang, Wei Wang, Gengfu Xiao, Qinxue Hu, Yalan Liu
It has been well documented that BST2 restricts the release of enveloped viruses by cross-linking newly produced virions to the cell membrane. However, it is less clear whether and how BST2 inhibits the release of enveloped viruses which bud via the secretory pathway. Here, we demonstrated that BST2 restricts the release of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) whose budding occurs at the ER-Golgi intermediate compartment, and in turn, JEV infection downregulates BST2 expression. We further found that the JEV envelope protein E, but not other viral components, significantly downregulates BST2 with the viral protein M playing an auxiliary role in the process...
July 12, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710583/prototype-metal-artefact-reduction-algorithm-in-flat-panel-computed-tomography-evaluation-in-patients-undergoing-transarterial-hepatic-radioembolisation
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Qeumars Mustafa Hamie, Adrian Raoul Kobe, Leif Mietzsch, Michael Manhart, Gilbert Dominique Puippe, Thomas Pfammatter, Roman Guggenberger
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of an on-site prototype metal artefact reduction (MAR) algorithm in cone-beam CT-catheter-arteriography (CBCT-CA) in patients undergoing transarterial radioembolisation (RE) of hepatic masses. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ethical board approved retrospective study of 29 patients (mean 63.7±13.7 years, 11 female), including 16 patients with arterial metallic coils, undergoing CBCT-CA (8s scan, 200 degrees rotation, 397 projections)...
July 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710085/risk-factors-for-and-outcomes-of-intraprocedural-rupture-during-endovascular-treatment-of-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Shuhei Kawabata, Hirotoshi Imamura, Hidemitsu Adachi, Shoichi Tani, So Tokunaga, Takayuki Funatsu, Keita Suzuki, Nobuyuki Sakai
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The risk factors for intraprocedural rupture (IPR) of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) and the outcomes of IPR itself are unclear. This study was performed to identify the independent risk factors for and outcomes of IPR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the medical records and radiologic data of 1375 patients (1406 UIAs) who underwent coil embolization from January 2001 to October 2016. RESULTS: IPR occurred in 20 aneurysms of 20 patients (1...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709933/identification-of-novel-biomarker-and-therapeutic-target-candidates-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-follicular-carcinoma
#18
Xianyin Lai, Christopher B Umbricht, Kurt Fisher, Justin Bishop, Qiuying Shi, Shaoxiong Chen
Distinguishing follicular carcinoma from follicular adenoma, based on cytomorphological features, has always been challenging to cytopathologists. Identification of biomarkers for improving diagnostic accuracy is important for clinical management. Meanwhile, it is critical to identify therapeutic target candidates for treatment of follicular carcinoma. Currently, no reliable diagnostic protein biomarkers and therapeutic targets are available. To explore novel protein biomarker and therapeutic target candidates, a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry approach was applied to analyze control, follicular adenoma, and follicular carcinoma using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708492/development-and-proliferation-of-feline-endometrial-glands-from-fetal-life-to-ovarian-cyclicity
#19
Mariana Lopez Merlo, Marcela Faya, Marcelo Priotto, Claudio Barbeito, Cristina Gobello
In this study it was determined the progression of uterine gland development from late gestation to puberty in domestic felids. Cell proliferation patterns for luminal (LE), glandular epithelium (GE) as well as stroma (S) were also described. Twenty-four uteri from female kittens: 45 and 65 days of gestation and 1 to 5, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 weeks postnatally were obtained. Uterine cross-sections were submitted for routine histological and immunohistochemical quantification of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) techniques...
June 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707717/an-autopsied-case-of-corticobasal-degeneration-presenting-with-frontotemporal-dementia-followed-by-myoclonus
#20
Yasushi Iwasaki, Keiko Mori, Masumi Ito, Maya Mimuro, Mari Yoshida
A Japanese woman developed frontotemporal dementia (FTD)-like symptoms of abnormal behavior, such as stereotyped behavior and disinhibition. The patient developed these symptoms at the age of 59 years, although aphasia symptoms were not apparent at early disease stages. Progressive parkinsonism was dominant on the left side, and conspicuous myoclonus was recognized in the late disease stage. MRI indicated severe, right side-dominant frontotemporal lobe atrophy with white matter degeneration. Brainstem and cerebellar atrophy were also observed...
July 14, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
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