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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823038/ultrastructural-morphology-and-phylogeny-of-henneguya-gilbert-n-sp-myxozoa-infecting-the-teleostean-cyphocharax-gilbert-characiformes-curimatidae-from-brazil
#1
Graça Casal, Sérgio C São Clemente, Leila Lopes, Sónia Rocha, Nilza Felizardo, Elsa Oliveira, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Carlos Azevedo
This paper describes light and ultrastructural observations and molecular analysis of a fish-infecting myxosporean, Henneguya gilbert n. sp., which was found infecting the gill epithelium of the commercially important freshwater teleost fish Cyphocharax gilbert (Curimatidae) collected in the estuarine region of Guandu River, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The parasite occurs in the gills, forming whitish spherical to ellipsoidal polysporic cysts measuring up to ~ 750 μm, and displaying asynchronous development...
August 19, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821992/analysis-of-outcome-at-discharge-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-japan-according-to-the-japanese-stroke-databank
#2
Fusao Ikawa, Masaru Abiko, Daizo Ishii, Jyunpei Ohshita, Toshinori Matsushige, Takahito Okazaki, Shigeyuki Sakamoto, Eisuke Hida, Shotai Kobayashi, Kaoru Kurisu
The outcomes at discharge for ruptured cerebral aneurysms after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) were investigated using data from the Japanese stroke databank. Among 101,165 patients with acute stroke registered between 2000 and 2013, 4693 patients had SAH caused by ruptured saccular aneurysm. Of these, 3593 patients (1140 men and 2453 women; mean age 61.3 ± 13.7 years) were treated by surgical clipping (SC) and/or endovascular coiling (EC). The outcomes of modified Rankin scale (mRS) at discharge were compared between the SC and EC groups...
August 19, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821627/angiographic-and-clinical-outcomes-of-balloon-remodeling-versus-unassisted-coil-embolization-in-the-ruptured-aneurysm-cohort-of-the-gel-the-nec-study
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Guilherme Dabus, Waleed Brinjikji, Arun P Amar, Josser E Delgado Almandoz, Orlando M Diaz, Pascal Jabbour, Ricardo Hanel, Ferdinand Hui, Michael Kelly, Kennith F Layton, Jeffrey W Miller, Elad I Levy, Christopher J Moran, Dae Chul Suh, Henry Woo, Robbin Sellar, Brian Hoh, Avery Evans, David F Kallmes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: GEL THE NEC (GTN) was a multicenter prospective registry developed to assess the safety and efficacy of HydroSoft coils in treating intracranial aneurysms. We compared the angiographic and clinical outcomes of aneurysms treated with balloon assisted coil embolization (BACE) versus unassisted coil embolization (CE) in the ruptured aneurysm cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: GTN was performed at 27 centers in five countries. Patients aged 21-90 years with a ruptured aneurysm 3-15 mm in size were eligible for enrollment...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821626/current-applications-and-future-perspectives-of-robotics-in-cerebrovascular-and-endovascular-neurosurgery
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REVIEW
Simon A Menaker, Sumedh S Shah, Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Robert M Starke, Eric C Peterson
Advances in robotic medicine have been adopted by various surgical subspecialties as the benefits of this technology become more readily apparent: precision in narrow operative windows, tremor controlled movements, and modestly improved outcomes, among others. Vascular neurosurgery, in particular, remains open to newer and more cutting edge treatment options for complex pathologies, and robotics may be on the horizon for such advances. We seek to provide a broad overview of these innovations in vascular neurosurgery for both practitioners well acquainted with robotics and those seeking to become more familiar...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821402/tbk1-of-black-carp-plays-an-important-role-in-host-innate-immune-response-against-svcv-and-gcrv
#5
Chuanzhe Yan, Jun Xiao, Jun Li, Hui Chen, Ji Liu, Chanyuan Wang, Chaoliang Feng, Hao Feng
Tank-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) plays a pivotal role in the induction of type I IFNs in higher vertebrates. To explore the function of TBK1 in teleost, TBK1 of black carp (Mylopharyngodon Piceus) was cloned and characterized in this paper. The full-length cDNA of black carp TBK1 (bcTBK1) consists of 2857 nucleotides and the predicted bcTBK1 protein contains 727 amino acids, which includes an N-terminal kinase domain (KD), an ubiquitin-like domain (ULD) and two C-terminal coiled-coils. The transcription of bcTBK1 was constitutively detected in all the selected tissues and bcTBK1 mRNA level was increased in all selected tissues in response to SVCV or GCRV infection except that in muscle post GCRV invasion...
August 15, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821151/flexibility-of-backbone-fibrils-in-%C3%AE-chitin-crystals-with-different-degree-of-acetylation
#6
Zechuan Yu, Denvid Lau
Acetyl groups are backbone outreaches that enhance inter-fibril connection in chitin and chitosan fibril bundle. Removal of acetyl groups affects flexibility of chitosan fibril bundle, thereby affecting mechanical strength of chitosan-based products. Understandings of relationship between degree of acetylation and flexibility of chitin fibril bundle conduce to optimization of synthetic chitin materials. Here, the relationship is examined by performing molecular dynamics simulations. Coiling of chitin and chitosan fibril bundle with different degree of acetylation is observed and flexibility of fibrils is measured...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821143/nmr-spectroscopic-structural-characterization-of-a-water-soluble-%C3%AE-1%C3%A2-3-1%C3%A2-6-glucan-from-aureobasidium-pullulans
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Hiroyuki Kono, Nobuhiro Kondo, Katsuki Hirabayashi, Makoto Ogata, Kazuhide Totani, Shinya Ikematsu, Mitsumasa Osada
An unambiguous structural characterization of the water-soluble Aureobasidium pullulans β-(1→3, 1→6)-glucan is yet to be achieved, although this β-(1→3, 1→6)-glucan is expected to exhibit excellent biofunctional properties. Thus, we herein report the elucidation of the primary structure of the A. pullulans β-(1→3, 1→6)-glucan using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, followed by comparison of the obtained structure with that of schizophyllan (SPG). Structural characterization of the A. pullulans β-(1→3, 1→6)-glucan revealed that the structural units are a β-(1→3)-d-glucan backbone with four β-(1→6)-d-glucosyl side branching units every six residues...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821115/rheology-and-bioactivity-of-high-molecular-weight-dextrans-synthesised-by-lactic-acid-bacteria
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Kenza Zarour, Mª Goretti Llamas, Alicia Prieto, Patricia Rúas-Madiedo, María Teresa Dueñas, Pilar Fernández de Palencia, Rosa Aznar, Mebrouk Kihal, Paloma López
Dextrans synthesised by three Leuconostoc mesenteroides strains, isolated from mammalian milks, were studied and compared with dextrans produced by Lc. mesenteroides and Lactobacillus sakei strains isolated from meat products. Size exclusion chromatography coupled with multiangle laser light scattering detection analysis demonstrated that the dextrans have molecular masses between 1.74×10(8)Da and 4.41×10(8)Da. Rheological analysis of aqueous solutions of the polymer revealed that all had a pseudoplastic behaviour under shear conditions and a random, and flexible, coil structure...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821060/construction-and-characterization-of-nanosized-curdlan-sulfate-chitosan-polyelectrolyte-complex-toward-drug-release-of-zidovudine
#9
Jing-Kun Yan, Yao-Yao Wang, Wen-Yi Qiu, Jian-Yong Wu
In this study, as-synthesized curdlan sulfate (CRDS) with a flexible random coil chain was selected as a polyanion to construct nanosized polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) with a polycation, chitosan (CS), via electrostatic interactions. Nanosized PECs were formed simply by mixing CRDS (0.5mg/mL) and CS (0.5mg/mL) at a mass ratio of 2:1 at pH 3.5. The CRDS/CS PECs exhibited a spherical morphology with a Z-average diameter of around 180nm and a zeta potential value of about -38mV. Subsequently, zidovudine (AZT) as a model antiviral drug was successfully encapsulated into the nanosized PECs with a favorable drug loading efficiency...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820971/ultrasensitive-detection-of-ag-i-based-on-the-conformational-switching-of-a-multifunctional-aptamer-probe-induced-by-silver-i
#10
Yu-Feng Zhu, Yong-Sheng Wang, Bin Zhou, Yan-Qin Huang, Xue-Jiao Li, Si-Han Chen, Xiao-Feng Wang, Xian Tang
We for the first time confirmed that the low concentrations of Ag(I) could induce a silver specific aptamer probe (SAP) from a random coil sequence form to G-quadruplex structure. Thereby, a novel highly sensitive fluorescence strategy for silver(I) assay was established. The designed multifunctional SAP could act as a recognition element for Ag(I) and a signal reporter. The use of such a SAP can ultrasensitively and selectively detect Ag(I), giving a detection limit down to 0.64nM. This is much lower than those reported by related literatures...
August 10, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820488/phase-behaviour-and-miscibility-studies-of-collagen-silk-fibroin-macromolecular-system-in-dilute-solutions-and-solid-state
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Ima Ghaeli, Mariana A de Moraes, Marisa M Beppu, Katarzyna Lewandowska, Alina Sionkowska, Frederico Ferreira-da-Silva, Maria P Ferraz, Fernando J Monteiro
Miscibility is an important issue in biopolymer blends for analysis of the behavior of polymer pairs through the detection of phase separation and improvement of the mechanical and physical properties of the blend. This study presents the formulation of a stable and one-phase mixture of collagen and regenerated silk fibroin (RSF), with the highest miscibility ratio between these two macromolecules, through inducing electrostatic interactions, using salt ions. For this aim, a ternary phase diagram was experimentally built for the mixtures, based on observations of phase behavior of blend solutions with various ratios...
August 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820011/unusual-complication-of-the-nuss-procedure-fistulization-of-the-internal-thoracic-artery-to-the-pulmonary-artery
#12
Michael C Mongé, David Wax, Katherine Barsness
Although minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum has been shown to have a low complication rate in large series, several case reports have documented life-threatening complications, including bleeding and cardiac perforation. We present a rare case of an arteriovenous malformation from the internal thoracic artery to the pulmonary artery caused by occlusion of the internal thoracic artery by the Nuss bar followed by an unidentified angiogenic process. The patient became symptomatic and required transcatheter coil embolization...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819696/what-are-the-treatment-options-for-blister-like-aneurysms
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REVIEW
Torstein R Meling
Treatment of blood blister-like aneurysms (BBAs) of the supraclinoidal internal carotid artery (ICA) is challenging and the optimal treatment is yet to be defined. The treatment options for ICA BBAS are microsurgery, endovascular therapy, or a combination of the two. The microsurgical armamentarium consists mainly of direct aneurysm clipping with or without protective EC-IC bypass, clip-wrapping, or trap ligation with ICA sacrifice with or without EC-IC bypass. The endovascular treatment options are mainly endovascular ICA ligation, multiple overlapping stents (≥ 3) with or without coiling, covered stents, or flow diverters...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819239/sequential-conformational-transitions-and-%C3%AE-helical-supercoiling-regulate-a-sensor-histidine-kinase
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Oskar Berntsson, Ralph P Diensthuber, Matthijs R Panman, Alexander Björling, Emil Gustavsson, Maria Hoernke, Ashley J Hughes, Léocadie Henry, Stephan Niebling, Heikki Takala, Janne A Ihalainen, Gemma Newby, Silke Kerruth, Joachim Heberle, Marianne Liebi, Andreas Menzel, Robert Henning, Irina Kosheleva, Andreas Möglich, Sebastian Westenhoff
Sensor histidine kinases are central to sensing in bacteria and in plants. They usually contain sensor, linker, and kinase modules and the structure of many of these components is known. However, it is unclear how the kinase module is structurally regulated. Here, we use nano- to millisecond time-resolved X-ray scattering to visualize the solution structural changes that occur when the light-sensitive model histidine kinase YF1 is activated by blue light. We find that the coiled coil linker and the attached histidine kinase domains undergo a left handed rotation within microseconds...
August 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818382/cell-specific-expression-of-plant-nutrient-transporter-genes-in-orchid-mycorrhizae
#15
Valeria Fochi, Nicole Falla, Mariangela Girlanda, Silvia Perotto, Raffaella Balestrini
Orchid mycorrhizal protocorms and roots are heterogeneous structures composed of different plant cell-types, where cells colonized by intracellular fungal coils (the pelotons) are close to non-colonized plant cells. Moreover, the fungal coils undergo rapid turnover inside the colonized cells, so that plant cells containing coils at different developmental stages can be observed in the same tissue section. Here, we have investigated by laser microdissection (LMD) the localization of specific plant gene transcripts in different cell-type populations collected from mycorrhizal protocorms and roots of the Mediterranean orchid Serapias vomeracea colonized by Tulasnella calospora...
October 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817821/endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-an-expert-panel-recommendation-update-2017
#16
Felix J F Herth, Dirk-Jan Slebos, Gerard J Criner, Pallav L Shah
Interest in endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) technologies for emphysema is consistently growing. In the last couple of months, several endoscopic options (e.g., endo- or intrabronchial valves, coil implants, and thermal vapor ablation) that have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials have been reported with the ultimate goal of improving respiratory mechanics and alleviating chronic dyspnea. Patients presenting with severe air trapping and thoracic hyperinflation have the greatest potential to derive benefit from ELVR procedures...
August 18, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817259/sub-20-nm-stable-micelles-based-on-a-mixture-of-coiled-coils-a-platform-for-controlled-ligand-presentation
#17
JooChuan Ang, Dan Ma, Benson Thomas Jung, Sinan Keten, Ting Xu
Ligand-functionalized, multivalent nanoparticles have been extensively studied for biomedical applications from imaging agents to drug delivery vehicles. However, the ligand cluster size is usually heterogeneous and the local valency is ill-defined. Here, we present a mixed micelle platform hierarchically self-assembled from a mixture of two amphiphilic 3-helix and 4-helix peptide-PEG-lipid hybrid conjugates. We demonstrate that the local multivalent ligand cluster size on the micelle surface can be controlled based on the coiled-coil oligomeric state...
August 17, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817078/measurement-of-the-verdet-constant-of-polarization-maintaining-air-core-photonic-bandgap-fiber
#18
Ningfang Song, Xiaoyang Wang, Xiaobin Xu, Wei Cai, Chunxiao Wu
We propose a method based on the white-light interference technique for measuring the Verdet constant of a polarization-maintaining air-core photonic bandgap fiber (PM-PBF). The experimental results show that the Verdet constant of the PM-PBF is ~3.3 mrad/T/m for the broadband light with a spectral width of ~38 nm and a mean wavelength of ~1550 nm, which is ~124 times less than that of a conventional stress-induced birefringent fibers called PANDA fibers (~0.41 rad/T/m for the same broad-spectrum light). The results indicate that the nonreciprocal error induced by the Faraday effect in a fiber optic gyroscope (FOG) made of the PM-PBF is theoretically ~25 times less than that of a conventional FOG made of the PANDA fiber when other conditions, such as the fiber twist, fiber coil area, and so on, are the same...
August 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816934/midterm-outcomes-of-intracranial-aneurysms-with-bleb-formation-with-densely-coiling-of-the-aneurismal-neck-or-entire-aneurysm
#19
Jun Wan, Lei Zhang, Gang Lu, Weijin Gu, Lei Huang, Liang Ge, Xiaolong Zhang, Lihua Ji, Qing Chen, Ruoyu Di, Yeqing Jiang
To evaluate whether the efficacy and safety of embolization of the aneurysmal neck were better than those of embolization of the entire aneurysm. Previous studies found that embolization of the aneurysmal neck can be used for treating ruptured intracranial aneurysm with bleb formation.In all, 163 patients with ruptured aneurysms with bleb formation who underwent endovascular embolization at the Shanghai Municipal Jing'an District Central Hospital from January 2014 to August 2015 were divided into the embolization of aneurysmal neck group (neck group; 87 cases) and embolization of entire aneurysm group (aneurysm group; 76 cases)...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816882/a-narrative-review-of-adherence-to-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-guidelines
#20
Paolo Gritti, Oluwaseun Akeju, Ferdinando L Lorini, Luigi A Lanterna, Carlo Brembilla, Federico Bilotta
Over the past 2 decades, a large number of guidelines for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) management have been proposed. The primary aim of these "evidence-based" guidelines is to improve the care of aSAH patients by summarizing and making current knowledge readily available to clinicians. However, an investigation into aSAH guidelines, their changes along time and their successful translation into clinical practice is still lacking.We performed a literature search of historical events and subarachnoid hemorrhage guidelines using the Entrez PubMed NIH, Embase, and Cochrane databases for articles published up to November of 2016...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
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