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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087599/long-non-coding-rna-linc00092-acts-in-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-to-drive-glycolysis-and-progression-of-ovarian-cancer
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Linjie Zhao, Gaili Ji, Xiaobing Le, Chenlu Wang, Lian Xu, Min Feng, Yaguang Zhang, Huiliang Yang, Yu Xuan, Yanfei Yang, Lingzi Lei, Qilian Yang, Wayne Bond Lau, Bonnie Lau, Yi Chen, Xiangbing Deng, Shaohua Yao, Tao Yi, Xia Zhao, Yuquan Wei, Shengtao Zhou
The majority of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer are diagnosed at a late stage when peritoneal metastases exist, however, there is little knowledge of the metastatic process in this disease setting. In this study, we report the identification of the long non-coding RNA LINC00092 as a nodal driver of metastatic progression mediated by cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF). Pro-metastatic properties of CAF in vitro and in vivo were found to associate with elevated expression of the chemokine CXCL14. In clinical specimens, elevated levels of CXCL14 in CAF also correlated with poor prognosis...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054655/unique-local-bone-tissue-characteristics-in-iliac-crest-bone-biopsy-from-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-with-severe-spinal-deformity
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Zhiwei Wang, Huanxiong Chen, Y Eric Yu, Jiajun Zhang, Ka-Yee Cheuk, Bobby K W Ng, Yong Qiu, X Edward Guo, Jack C Y Cheng, Wayne Y W Lee
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a complex disease with unclear etiopathogenesis. Systemic and persistent low bone mineral density is an independent prognostic factor for curve progression. The fundamental question of how bone quality is affected in AIS remains controversy because there is lack of site-matched control for detailed analysis on bone-related parameters. In this case-control study, trabecular bone biopsies from iliac crest were collected intra-operatively from 28 severe AIS patients and 10 matched controls with similar skeletal and sexual maturity, anthropometry and femoral neck BMD Z-score to control confounding effects...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024301/issues-surrounding-age-adjusted-d-dimer-cutoffs-that-practicing-physicians-need-to-know-when-evaluating-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Andrew J Goodwin, Russell A Higgins, Karen A Moser, Kristi J Smock, Wayne L Chandler, Kandice Kottke-Marchant, Sarah K Hartman, Oksana Volod, Alan F Brown, Vandita P Johari, Sharon Burr, Nataliya Polyakov, Dong Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009736/esophageal-cancer-associations-with-pn-lymph-node-metastases
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Thomas W Rice, Hemant Ishwaran, Wayne L Hofstetter, Paul H Schipper, Kenneth A Kesler, Simon Law, E M R Lerut, Chadrick E Denlinger, Jarmo A Salo, Walter J Scott, Thomas J Watson, Mark S Allen, Long-Qi Chen, Valerie W Rusch, Robert J Cerfolio, James D Luketich, Andre Duranceau, Gail E Darling, Manuel Pera, Carolyn Apperson-Hansen, Eugene H Blackstone
OBJECTIVES: To identify the associations of lymph node metastases (pN+), number of positive nodes, and pN subclassification with cancer, treatment, patient, geographic, and institutional variables, and to recommend extent of lymphadenectomy needed to accurately detect pN+ for esophageal cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Limited data and traditional analytic techniques have precluded identifying intricate associations of pN+ with other cancer, treatment, and patient characteristics...
January 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974049/the-draft-genome-of-whitefly-bemisia-tabaci-meam1-a-global-crop-pest-provides-novel-insights-into-virus-transmission-host-adaptation-and-insecticide-resistance
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Wenbo Chen, Daniel K Hasegawa, Navneet Kaur, Adi Kliot, Patricia Valle Pinheiro, Junbo Luan, Marcus C Stensmyr, Yi Zheng, Wenli Liu, Honghe Sun, Yimin Xu, Yuan Luo, Angela Kruse, Xiaowei Yang, Svetlana Kontsedalov, Galina Lebedev, Tonja W Fisher, David R Nelson, Wayne B Hunter, Judith K Brown, Georg Jander, Michelle Cilia, Angela E Douglas, Murad Ghanim, Alvin M Simmons, William M Wintermantel, Kai-Shu Ling, Zhangjun Fei
BACKGROUND: The whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is among the 100 worst invasive species in the world. As one of the most important crop pests and virus vectors, B. tabaci causes substantial crop losses and poses a serious threat to global food security. RESULTS: We report the 615-Mb high-quality genome sequence of B. tabaci Middle East-Asia Minor 1 (MEAM1), the first genome sequence in the Aleyrodidae family, which contains 15,664 protein-coding genes...
December 14, 2016: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934089/facet-energy-versus-enzyme-like-activities-the-unexpected-protection-of-palladium-nanocrystals-against-oxidative-damage
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Cuicui Ge, Ge Fang, Xiaomei Shen, Yu Chong, Wayne G Wamer, Xingfa Gao, Zhifang Chai, Chunying Chen, Jun-Jie Yin
To develop nanomaterials as artificial enzymes, it is necessary to better understand how their physicochemical properties affect their enzyme-like activities. Although prior research has demonstrated that nanomaterials exhibit tunable enzyme-like activities depending on their size, structure, and composition, few studies have examined the effect of surface facets, which determine surface energy or surface reactivity. Here, we use electron spin-resonance spectroscopy to report that lower surface energy {111}-faceted Pd octahedrons have greater intrinsic antioxidant enzyme-like activity than higher surface energy {100}-faceted Pd nanocubes...
November 22, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929478/improving-treatment-plan-evaluation-with-automation
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Elizabeth L Covington, Xiaoping Chen, Kelly C Younge, Choonik Lee, Martha M Matuszak, Marc L Kessler, Wayne Keranen, Eduardo Acosta, Ashley M Dougherty, Stephanie E Filpansick, Jean M Moran
The goal of this work is to evaluate the effectiveness of Plan-Checker Tool (PCT) which was created to improve first-time plan quality, reduce patient delays, increase the efficiency of our electronic workflow, and standardize and automate the phys-ics plan review in the treatment planning system (TPS). PCT uses an application programming interface to check and compare data from the TPS and treatment management system (TMS). PCT includes a comprehensive checklist of automated and manual checks that are documented when performed by the user as part of a plan readiness check for treatment...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927985/the-arrhythmogenic-calmodulin-p-phe142leu-mutation-impairs-c-domain-ca2-binding-but-not-calmodulin-dependent-inhibition-of-the-cardiac-ryanodine-receptor
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Mads Toft Søndergaard, Yingjie Liu, Kamilla Taunsig Larsen, Alma Nani, Xixi Tian, Christian Holt, Ruiwu Wang, Reinhard Wimmer, Filip Van Petegem, Michael Fill, S R Wayne Chen, Michael Toft Overgaard
A number of point mutations in the intracellular Ca2+-sensing protein calmodulin (CaM) are arrhythmogenic, yet their underlying mechanisms are not clear. These mutations generally decrease Ca2+ binding to CaM and impair inhibition of CaM-regulated Ca2+ channels like the cardiac Ca2+-release channel (ryanodine receptor, RyR2), and it appears that attenuated CaM Ca2+-binding correlates with impaired CaM-dependent RyR2 inhibition. Here, we investigated the RyR2 inhibitory action of the CaM p.Phe142Leu mutation (F142L; numbered including the start methionine), which markedly reduces CaM Ca2+-binding...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909053/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-ca2-depletion-differentially-modulate-the-sterol-regulatory-protein-pcsk9-to-control-lipid-metabolism
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Paul Lebeau, Ali Al-Hashimi, Sudesh Sood, Sarka Lhotak, Pei Yu, Gabriel Gyulay, Guillaume Paré, S R Wayne Chen, Bernardo Trigatti, Annik Prat, Nabil G Seidah, Richard C Austin
Accumulating evidence implicates endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress as a mediator of impaired lipid metabolism, thereby contributing to fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis. Previous studies demonstrated that ER stress can activate the sterol regulatory element-binding protein-2 (SREBP2), an ER localized transcription factor that directly upregulates sterol-regulatory genes, including PCSK9. Given that PCSK9 contributes to atherosclerosis by targeting low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor (LDLR) degradation, our present study investigates a novel mechanism by which ER stress plays a role in lipid metabolism by examining its ability to modulate PCSK9 expression...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888635/lncrnas-the-bridge-linking-rna-and-colorectal-cancer
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Yanfei Yang, Linjie Zhao, Lingzi Lei, Wayne Bond Lau, Bonnie Lau, Qilian Yang, Xiaobing Le, Huiliang Yang, Chenlu Wang, Zhongyue Luo, Yu Xuan, Yi Chen, Xiangbing Deng, Lian Xu, Min Feng, Tao Yi, Xia Zhao, Yuquan Wei, Shengtao Zhou
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are transcribed by genomic regions (exceeding 200 nucleotides in length) that do not encode proteins. While the exquisite regulation of lncRNA transcription can provide signals of malignant transformation, lncRNAs control pleiotropic cancer phenotypes through interactions with other cellular molecules including DNA, protein, and RNA. Recent studies have demonstrated that dysregulation of lncRNAs is influential in proliferation, angiogenesis, metastasis, invasion, apoptosis, stemness, and genome instability in colorectal cancer (CRC), with consequent clinical implications...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843095/branched-chain-amino-acids-cause-liver-injury-in-obese-diabetic-mice-by-promoting-adipocyte-lipolysis-and-inhibiting-hepatic-autophagy
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Fuyang Zhang, Shihao Zhao, Wenjun Yan, Yunlong Xia, Xiyao Chen, Wei Wang, Jinglong Zhang, Chao Gao, Cheng Peng, Feng Yan, Huishou Zhao, Kun Lian, Yan Lee, Ling Zhang, Wayne Bond Lau, Xinliang Ma, Ling Tao
The Western meat-rich diet is both high in protein and fat. Although the hazardous effect of a high fat diet (HFD) upon liver structure and function is well recognized, whether the co-presence of high protein intake contributes to, or protects against, HF-induced hepatic injury remains unclear. Increased intake of branched chain amino acids (BCAA, essential amino acids compromising 20% of total protein intake) reduces body weight. However, elevated circulating BCAA is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and injury...
November 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818320/suppression-of-function-mutations-in-the-cardiac-ryanodine-receptor-emerging-evidence-for-a-novel-arrhythmia-syndrome
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EDITORIAL
Thomas M Roston, Shubhayan Sanatani, S R Wayne Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789712/the-cytoplasmic-region-of-inner-helix-s6-is-an-important-determinant-of-cardiac-ryanodine-receptor-channel-gating
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Bo Sun, Wenting Guo, Xixi Tian, Jinjing Yao, Lin Zhang, Ruiwu Wang, S R Wayne Chen
The ryanodine receptor (RyR) channel pore is formed by four S6 inner helices, with its intracellular gate located at the S6 helix bundle crossing region. The cytoplasmic region of the extended S6 helix is held by the U motif of the central domain and is thought to control the opening and closing of the S6 helix bundle. However, the functional significance of the S6 cytoplasmic region in channel gating is unknown. Here we assessed the role of the S6 cytoplasmic region in the function of cardiac RyR (RyR2) via structure-guided site-directed mutagenesis...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733687/enhanced-cytosolic-ca2-activation-underlies-a-common-defect-of-central-domain-cardiac-ryanodine-receptor-mutations-linked-to-arrhythmias
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Zhichao Xiao, Wenting Guo, Bo Sun, Donald J Hunt, Jinhong Wei, Yingjie Liu, Yundi Wang, Ruiwu Wang, Peter P Jones, Thomas G Back, S R Wayne Chen
Recent three-dimensional structural studies reveal that the central domain of ryanodine receptor (RyR) serves as a transducer that converts long-range conformational changes into the gating of the channel pore. Interestingly, the central domain encompasses one of the mutation hotspots (corresponding to amino acid residues 3778-4201) that contains a number of cardiac RyR (RyR2) mutations associated with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) and atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the functional consequences of these central domain RyR2 mutations are not well understood...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708056/structural-basis-for-the-gating-mechanism-of-the-type-2-ryanodine-receptor-ryr2
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Wei Peng, Huaizong Shen, Jianping Wu, Wenting Guo, Xiaojing Pan, Ruiwu Wang, S R Wayne Chen, Nieng Yan
RyR2 is a high-conductance intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) channel that controls the release of Ca(2+) from the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum of a variety of cells. Here, we report the structures of RyR2 from porcine heart in both the open and closed states at near-atomic resolutions determined using single-particle electron cryomicroscopy. Structural comparison reveals a breathing motion of the overall cytoplasmic region resulted from the interdomain movements of amino-terminal domains (NTDs), Helical domains, and Handle domains, whereas almost no intradomain shifts are observed in these armadillo repeats-containing domains...
October 21, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694991/novel-genetic-loci-underlying-human-intracranial-volume-identified-through-genome-wide-association
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Hieab H H Adams, Derrek P Hibar, Vincent Chouraki, Jason L Stein, Paul A Nyquist, Miguel E Rentería, Stella Trompet, Alejandro Arias-Vasquez, Sudha Seshadri, Sylvane Desrivières, Ashley H Beecham, Neda Jahanshad, Katharina Wittfeld, Sven J Van der Lee, Lucija Abramovic, Saud Alhusaini, Najaf Amin, Micael Andersson, Konstantinos Arfanakis, Benjamin S Aribisala, Nicola J Armstrong, Lavinia Athanasiu, Tomas Axelsson, Alexa Beiser, Manon Bernard, Joshua C Bis, Laura M E Blanken, Susan H Blanton, Marc M Bohlken, Marco P Boks, Janita Bralten, Adam M Brickman, Owen Carmichael, M Mallar Chakravarty, Ganesh Chauhan, Qiang Chen, Christopher R K Ching, Gabriel Cuellar-Partida, Anouk Den Braber, Nhat Trung Doan, Stefan Ehrlich, Irina Filippi, Tian Ge, Sudheer Giddaluru, Aaron L Goldman, Rebecca F Gottesman, Corina U Greven, Oliver Grimm, Michael E Griswold, Tulio Guadalupe, Johanna Hass, Unn K Haukvik, Saima Hilal, Edith Hofer, David Hoehn, Avram J Holmes, Martine Hoogman, Deborah Janowitz, Tianye Jia, Dalia Kasperaviciute, Sungeun Kim, Marieke Klein, Bernd Kraemer, Phil H Lee, Jiemin Liao, David C M Liewald, Lorna M Lopez, Michelle Luciano, Christine Macare, Andre Marquand, Mar Matarin, Karen A Mather, Manuel Mattheisen, Bernard Mazoyer, David R McKay, Rebekah McWhirter, Yuri Milaneschi, Nazanin Mirza-Schreiber, Ryan L Muetzel, Susana Muñoz Maniega, Kwangsik Nho, Allison C Nugent, Loes M Olde Loohuis, Jaap Oosterlaan, Martina Papmeyer, Irene Pappa, Lukas Pirpamer, Sara Pudas, Benno Pütz, Kumar B Rajan, Adaikalavan Ramasamy, Jennifer S Richards, Shannon L Risacher, Roberto Roiz-Santiañez, Nanda Rommelse, Emma J Rose, Natalie A Royle, Tatjana Rundek, Philipp G Sämann, Claudia L Satizabal, Lianne Schmaal, Andrew J Schork, Li Shen, Jean Shin, Elena Shumskaya, Albert V Smith, Emma Sprooten, Lachlan T Strike, Alexander Teumer, Russell Thomson, Diana Tordesillas-Gutierrez, Roberto Toro, Daniah Trabzuni, Dhananjay Vaidya, Jeroen Van der Grond, Dennis Van der Meer, Marjolein M J Van Donkelaar, Kristel R Van Eijk, Theo G M Van Erp, Daan Van Rooij, Esther Walton, Lars T Westlye, Christopher D Whelan, Beverly G Windham, Anderson M Winkler, Girma Woldehawariat, Christiane Wolf, Thomas Wolfers, Bing Xu, Lisa R Yanek, Jingyun Yang, Alex Zijdenbos, Marcel P Zwiers, Ingrid Agartz, Neelum T Aggarwal, Laura Almasy, David Ames, Philippe Amouyel, Ole A Andreassen, Sampath Arepalli, Amelia A Assareh, Sandra Barral, Mark E Bastin, Diane M Becker, James T Becker, David A Bennett, John Blangero, Hans van Bokhoven, Dorret I Boomsma, Henry Brodaty, Rachel M Brouwer, Han G Brunner, Randy L Buckner, Jan K Buitelaar, Kazima B Bulayeva, Wiepke Cahn, Vince D Calhoun, Dara M Cannon, Gianpiero L Cavalleri, Christopher Chen, Ching-Yu Cheng, Sven Cichon, Mark R Cookson, Aiden Corvin, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Joanne E Curran, Michael Czisch, Anders M Dale, Gareth E Davies, Eco J C De Geus, Philip L De Jager, Greig I de Zubicaray, Norman Delanty, Chantal Depondt, Anita L DeStefano, Allissa Dillman, Srdjan Djurovic, Gary Donohoe, Wayne C Drevets, Ravi Duggirala, Thomas D Dyer, Susanne Erk, Thomas Espeseth, Denis A Evans, Iryna O Fedko, Guillén Fernández, Luigi Ferrucci, Simon E Fisher, Debra A Fleischman, Ian Ford, Tatiana M Foroud, Peter T Fox, Clyde Francks, Masaki Fukunaga, J Raphael Gibbs, David C Glahn, Randy L Gollub, Harald H H Göring, Hans J Grabe, Robert C Green, Oliver Gruber, Vilmundur Gudnason, Sebastian Guelfi, Narelle K Hansell, John Hardy, Catharina A Hartman, Ryota Hashimoto, Katrin Hegenscheid, Andreas Heinz, Stephanie Le Hellard, Dena G Hernandez, Dirk J Heslenfeld, Beng-Choon Ho, Pieter J Hoekstra, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Albert Hofman, Florian Holsboer, Georg Homuth, Norbert Hosten, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Hilleke E Hulshoff Pol, Masashi Ikeda, M Kamran Ikram, Clifford R Jack, Mark Jenkinson, Robert Johnson, Erik G Jönsson, J Wouter Jukema, René S Kahn, Ryota Kanai, Iwona Kloszewska, David S Knopman, Peter Kochunov, John B Kwok, Stephen M Lawrie, Hervé Lemaître, Xinmin Liu, Dan L Longo, W T Longstreth, Oscar L Lopez, Simon Lovestone, Oliver Martinez, Jean-Luc Martinot, Venkata S Mattay, Colm McDonald, Andrew M McIntosh, Katie L McMahon, Francis J McMahon, Patrizia Mecocci, Ingrid Melle, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Sebastian Mohnke, Grant W Montgomery, Derek W Morris, Thomas H Mosley, Thomas W Mühleisen, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Michael A Nalls, Matthias Nauck, Thomas E Nichols, Wiro J Niessen, Markus M Nöthen, Lars Nyberg, Kazutaka Ohi, Rene L Olvera, Roel A Ophoff, Massimo Pandolfo, Tomas Paus, Zdenka Pausova, Brenda W J H Penninx, G Bruce Pike, Steven G Potkin, Bruce M Psaty, Simone Reppermund, Marcella Rietschel, Joshua L Roffman, Nina Romanczuk-Seiferth, Jerome I Rotter, Mina Ryten, Ralph L Sacco, Perminder S Sachdev, Andrew J Saykin, Reinhold Schmidt, Peter R Schofield, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Andy Simmons, Andrew Singleton, Sanjay M Sisodiya, Colin Smith, Jordan W Smoller, Hilkka Soininen, Velandai Srikanth, Vidar M Steen, David J Stott, Jessika E Sussmann, Anbupalam Thalamuthu, Henning Tiemeier, Arthur W Toga, Bryan J Traynor, Juan Troncoso, Jessica A Turner, Christophe Tzourio, Andre G Uitterlinden, Maria C Valdés Hernández, Marcel Van der Brug, Aad Van der Lugt, Nic J A Van der Wee, Cornelia M Van Duijn, Neeltje E M Van Haren, Dennis Van T Ent, Marie-Jose Van Tol, Badri N Vardarajan, Dick J Veltman, Meike W Vernooij, Henry Völzke, Henrik Walter, Joanna M Wardlaw, Thomas H Wassink, Michael E Weale, Daniel R Weinberger, Michael W Weiner, Wei Wen, Eric Westman, Tonya White, Tien Y Wong, Clinton B Wright, H Ronald Zielke, Alan B Zonderman, Ian J Deary, Charles DeCarli, Helena Schmidt, Nicholas G Martin, Anton J M De Craen, Margaret J Wright, Lenore J Launer, Gunter Schumann, Myriam Fornage, Barbara Franke, Stéphanie Debette, Sarah E Medland, M Arfan Ikram, Paul M Thompson
Intracranial volume reflects the maximally attained brain size during development, and remains stable with loss of tissue in late life. It is highly heritable, but the underlying genes remain largely undetermined. In a genome-wide association study of 32,438 adults, we discovered five previously unknown loci for intracranial volume and confirmed two known signals. Four of the loci were also associated with adult human stature, but these remained associated with intracranial volume after adjusting for height...
December 2016: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649879/usefulness-of-atrial-fibrillation-as-a-marker-for-adverse-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-both-primary-and-secondary-prevention-in-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
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Ian C Y Chang, Yusuf M Agamawi, Erin Austin, Wayne O Adkisson, Henri Roukoz, Lisa N von Wald, Scott Sakaguchi, David G Benditt, Lin Y Chen
Whether the risk factors for cardiovascular (CV) outcomes are different in primary versus secondary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients is unclear. We sought to identify predictors of CV outcomes in ICD recipients for primary (G1) versus secondary prevention (G2). Consecutive patients who had ICD implanted during August 2005 to December 2009 were included. The primary outcome was a composite of appropriate shock, acute coronary syndrome, ischemic stroke, coronary revascularization, heart failure exacerbation, CV hospitalization, or all-cause death...
August 23, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646203/a-novel-ryr2-loss-of-function-mutation-i4855m-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-non-compaction-and-atypical-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Thomas M Roston, Wenting Guo, Andrew D Krahn, Ruiwu Wang, Filip Van Petegem, Shubhayan Sanatani, S R Wayne Chen, Anna Lehman
BACKGROUND: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is an ion channelopathy usually caused by gain-of-function mutations ryanodine receptor type-2 (RyR2). Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is an often genetic cardiomyopathy. A rare LVNC-CPVT overlap syndrome may be caused by exon 3 deletion in RyR2. We sought to characterize the phenotypic spectrum and molecular basis of a novel RyR2 mutation identified in a family with both conditions. METHODS: Several members of an affected family underwent clinical and genetic assessments...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623776/nebivolol-suppresses-cardiac-ryanodine-receptor-mediated-spontaneous-ca2-release-and-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Zhen Tan, Zhichao Xiao, Jinhong Wei, Jingqun Zhang, Qiang Zhou, Chris D Smith, Alma Nani, Guogen Wu, Long-Sheng Song, Thomas G Back, Michael Fill, S R Wayne Wayne Chen
Beta-blockers are a standard treatment for heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias. There are about 30 commonly used beta-blockers representing a diverse class of drugs with different receptor affinities and pleiotropic properties. We reported that among 14 beta-blockers tested previously, only carvedilol effectively suppressed cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2) mediated spontaneous Ca(2+) waves during store Ca(2+) overload, also known as store-overload induced Ca(2+) release (SOICR). Given the critical role of SOICR in arrhythmogenesis, it is of importance to determine whether there are other beta-blockers that suppress SOICR...
September 13, 2016: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619409/a-broadly-neutralizing-anti-influenza-antibody-reveals-ongoing-capacity-of-haemagglutinin-specific-memory-b-cells-to-evolve
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Ying Fu, Zhen Zhang, Jared Sheehan, Yuval Avnir, Callie Ridenour, Thomas Sachnik, Jiusong Sun, M Jaber Hossain, Li-Mei Chen, Quan Zhu, Ruben O Donis, Wayne A Marasco
Understanding the natural evolution and structural changes involved in broadly neutralizing antibody (bnAb) development holds great promise for improving the design of prophylactic influenza vaccines. Here we report an haemagglutinin (HA) stem-directed bnAb, 3I14, isolated from human memory B cells, that utilizes a heavy chain encoded by the IGHV3-30 germline gene. MAb 3I14 binds and neutralizes groups 1 and 2 influenza A viruses and protects mice from lethal challenge. Analysis of VH and VL germline back-mutants reveals binding to H3 and H1 but not H5, which supports the critical role of somatic hypermutation in broadening the bnAb response...
September 13, 2016: Nature Communications
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