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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234732/endovascular-aneurysm-repair-evar-of-an-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-aaa-in-a-young-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
#1
Nick Z P Ng, Tze Tec Chong
Introduction: While hypertension, pericardial, myocardial, and coronary artery disease are common cardiovascular manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), aortic aneurysms (AA) are rare but increasingly diagnosed, with the true incidence unknown. Case report: A 40 year old female suffering from SLE with a 5.3 cm saccular eccentric infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) was treated successfully with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) using the Medtronic Endurant II bifurcated stent graft and followed up 2 years post-operatively...
2017: EJVES Short Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224140/whole-genome-bisulfite-sequencing-using-the-ovation%C3%A2-ultralow-methyl-seq-protocol
#2
Christian Daviaud, Victor Renault, Florence Mauger, Jean-François Deleuze, Jörg Tost
The analysis of genome-wide epigenomic alterations including DNA methylation has become a subject of intensive research for many complex diseases. Whole-genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) using next-generation sequencing technologies can be considered the gold standard for a comprehensive and quantitative analysis of cytosine methylation throughout the genome. Several approaches including tagmentation- and post bisulfite adaptor tagging (PBAT)-based WGBS have been devised. Here, we provide a detailed protocol based on a commercial kit for the preparation of libraries for WGBS from limited amounts of input DNA (50-100 ng) using the classical approach of WGBS by ligation of methylated adaptors to the fragmented DNA prior to bisulfite conversion...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205590/osofp19-modulates-plant-architecture-by-integrating-cell-division-pattern-and-brassinosteroid-signaling
#3
Chao Yang, Yamei Ma, Yong He, Zhihong Tian, Jianxiong Li
Characterization of OFPs (OVATE Family Proteins) has revealed that they exert functions through interacting with different types of transcription factors. However, the molecular bases of these processes are poorly understood. Here, we report that OsOFP19 negatively modulates brassinosteroid (BR) response and integrates it with cell division pattern to affect plant architecture, including grain shape, through interaction with both DLT (DWARF AND LOW-TILLERING) and OSH1 (Oryza sativa homeobox1). Overexpression of OsOFP19 caused semi-dwarf stature with thicker leaves and stronger culms and roots, which is resulted from the increased cell layers in the sub-epidermal tissue...
December 5, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200928/coelogyne-magnifica-orchidaceae-a-new-species-from-northern-myanmar
#4
Bin Yang, Shi-Shun Zhou, Qiang Liu, Kyaw Win Maung, Ren Li, Rui-Chang Quan, Yun-Hong Tan
Coelogyne magnifica (Orchidaceae), a new species from Putao, Kachin State, Myanmar, is described and illustrated. It belongs to Coelogyne section Ocellatae Pfitzer & Kraenzl. and it is morphologically similar to Coelogyne corymbosa and C. taronensis, but can be distinguished from these species by its larger flowers, lanceolate sepals and petals, a narrowly ovate lip, which has two bright yellow patches surrounded by shiny brownish red and two fimbriate or erose-lacerate lateral keels on the lip. The major differences between these species are outlined and discussed...
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162025/atypical-endoleak-associated-with-inadvertent-cannulation-of-the-ipsilateral-gate-in-an-ovation-trimodular-stent-graft
#5
Geert Maleux, Sabrina Houthoofd, Lien Poorteman, Inge Fourneau
We report on a 54-year-old man who presented with an atypical, proximal, intraoperative endoleak after endovascular aortic repair with an Ovation endograft for a 65-mm-diameter abdominal aortic aneurysm. The endografting was complicated by inadvertent bilateral iliac limb insertion into the right gate without cannulation of the left gate. The endoleak was treated by brachial approach: Through the open left gate, the outflow inferior mesenteric artery was coil embolized and the inflow left gate was closed with an Amplatzer plug...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120173/elucidating-the-mechanisms-of-the-tomato-ovate-mutation-in-regulating-fruit-quality-using-proteomics-analysis
#6
Juhua Liu, Jing Zhang, Hongxia Miao, Caihong Jia, Jingyi Wang, Biyu Xu, Zhiqiang Jin
The ovate mutation has frequently been used to study changes in fruit shape but not fruit quality. A deterioration in fruit quality associated with the ovate mutation was discovered in this study. To elucidate how ovate influences the quality of fruit, we performed a proteomics analysis of the fruits of the ovate mutant (LA3543) and wild-type ("Ailsa Craig", LA2838A) using tandem mass tag analysis. The results indicated that the ovate mutation significantly influences fruit quality in a number of ways, including by reducing the expression of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase 3 (ACO3) in ethylene biosynthesis, improving firmness by reducing the amount of pectinesterase and polygalacturonase, reducing sugar accumulation by downregulating the abundance of mannan endo-1,4-β-mannosidase 4, β-galactosidase, and β-amylase, and reducing the malic acid content by downregulating the accumulation of malic enzymes and malate synthase...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112950/single-primer-isothermal-amplification-spia-combined-with-next-generation-sequencing-provides-complete-bovine-coronavirus-genome-coverage-and-higher-sequence-depth-compared-to-sequence-independent-single-primer-amplification-sispa
#7
Mette Myrmel, Veslemøy Oma, Mamata Khatri, Hanne H Hansen, Maria Stokstad, Mikael Berg, Anne-Lie Blomström
Coronaviruses are of major importance for both animal and human health. With the emergence of novel coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS, the need for fast genome characterisation is ever so important. Further, in order to understand the influence of quasispecies of these viruses in relation to biology, techniques for deep-sequence and full-length viral genome analysis are needed. In the present study, we compared the efficiency of two sequence-independent approaches [sequence-independent single primer amplification (SISPA) and single primer isothermal amplification (SPIA, represented by the Ovation kit)] coupled with high-throughput sequencing to generate the full-length genome of bovine coronavirus (BCoV) from a nasal swab...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097346/preliminary-experience-with-the-use-of-ultra-low-profile-endografts
#8
Daniela Mazzaccaro, Giovanni Malacrida, Bruno Amato, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Anna Maria Ierardi, Giovanni Nano
PURPOSE: We aimed to report a preliminary single-center experience of elective endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) using ultra-low profile (ULP) endografts of 14 F outer diameter. METHODS: Data of 67 consecutive patients who underwent EVAR using either Ovation (group A, n=30) or Incraft (group B, n=37) endografts were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Aorto-iliac anatomy was significantly different between the two groups, as patients of group A had a greater thrombotic apposition on proximal aortic neck (thrombus thickness: 7...
November 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048565/rice-ovate-family-protein-6-regulates-plant-development-and-confers-resistance-to-drought-and-cold-stresses
#9
Yamei Ma, Chao Yang, Yong He, Zhihong Tian, Jianxiong Li, Ramanjulu Sunkar
OVATE family proteins (OFPs) regulate multiple aspects of plant growth and development; however, their roles in responses to abiotic stresses have not yet been studied. Here, we report that rice OsOFP6 regulates growth and development, and alters responses to drought and cold stresses. OsOFP6 is expressed in various tissues and developmental stages. Knock-down of OsOFP6 by RNA interference (RNAi) resulted in semi-dwarf stature, altered grain shape, and shorter lateral roots. OsOFP6 was shown to interfere with auxin in regulating lateral root growth and initiation, as RNAi plants had increased density of lateral roots under IAA (indole-3-acetic acid) treatment...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033664/bituminaria-antiatlantica-psoraleeae-fabaceae-a-new-species-from-morocco
#10
Salvatore Brullo, Cristian Brullo, Salvatore Cambria, Antonia Cristaudo, Gianpietro Giusso Del Galdo
A new species of Bituminaria is described and illustrated: Bituminaria antiatlantica Brullo, C. Brullo, Cambria, Cristaudo & Giusso, sp. nov., which is endemic to Anti-Atlas Mountains (Morocco). It is a true chasmophyte, characterized by a suffruticose habit, several woody branches, leaflets coriaceous, rounded to ovate, small, few-flowered inflorescences and corolla pale coloured.
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032048/cytokine-profile-changes-in-gingival-crevicular-fluid-after-placement-different-brackets-types
#11
Ana Zilda Nazar Bergamo, Paulo Nelson-Filho, Cássio do Nascimento, Renato Corrêa Viana Casarin, Márcio Zaffalon Casati, Marcela Cristina Damião Andrucioli, Érika Calvano Kuchler, Daniele Lucca Longo, Léa Assed Bezerra da Silva, Mírian Aiko Nakane Matsumoto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between bracket design and ratio of five proinflammatory cytokine, in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF), and bacterial adhesion without tooth movement influence. DESIGN: The sample was comprised of 20 participants, aged 11 to 15 years old (mean age: 13.3 years±1.03). A conventional Gemini™ metallic bracket and two self-ligating brackets, In-Ovation(®)R and SmartClip™, were bonded to the maxillary incisors and canines...
September 25, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021808/brassinosteroids-regulate-ofp1-a-dlt-interacting-protein-to-modulate-plant-architecture-and-grain-morphology-in-rice
#12
Yunhua Xiao, Dapu Liu, Guoxia Zhang, Hongning Tong, Chengcai Chu
Brassinosteroids (BRs) regulate important agronomic traits in rice, including plant height, leaf angle, and grain size. However, the underlying mechanisms remain not fully understood. We previously showed that GSK2, the central negative regulator of BR signaling, targets DLT, the GRAS family protein, to regulate BR responses. Here, we identified Ovate Family Protein 1 (OFP1) as a DLT interacting protein. OFP1 was ubiquitously expressed and the protein was localized in both cytoplasm and nucleus. Overexpression of OFP1 led to enlarged leaf angles, reduced plant height, and altered grain shape, largely resembled DLT overexpression plants...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016236/effects-of-445-nm-diode-laser-assisted-debonding-of-self-ligating-ceramic-brackets-on-shear-bond-strength
#13
Steffen Stein, Andreas Hellak, Michael Schauseil, Heike Korbmacher-Steiner, Andreas Braun
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to measure the effect of irradiation with a novel 445-nm diode laser on the shear bond strength (SBS) of ceramic brackets before debonding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty ceramic brackets (In-Ovation(®) C, GAC) were bonded in standard manner to the planed and polished buccal enamel surfaces of 30 caries-free human third molars. Each tooth was randomly allocated to the laser or control group, with 15 samples per group. The brackets in the laser group were irradiated with the diode laser (SIROLaser Blue(®); Sirona) on three sides of the bracket bases for 5 sec each (lateral-coronal-lateral, a total of 15 sec) immediately before debonding...
October 10, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992518/comprehensive-detection-of-viruses-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-liver-failure-using-next-generation-sequencing
#14
Takako Suzuki, Jun-Ichi Kawada, Yusuke Okuno, Satoshi Hayano, Kazuhiro Horiba, Yuka Torii, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Syuichiro Umetsu, Tsuyoshi Sogo, Ayano Inui, Yoshinori Ito
BACKGROUND: Pediatric acute liver failure (PALF) is a rare and severe syndrome that frequently requires liver transplantation. Viruses are one of the most frequent causes of this disease, however, pathogenic viruses are not determined in many patients. Recently next-generation sequencing (NGS) has been applied to comprehensively detect pathogens of infectious diseases of unknown etiology. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an NGS-based approach for detecting pathogenic viruses in patients with PALF or acute hepatitis of unknown etiology...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959056/irs1-dna-promoter-methylation-and-expression-in-human-adipose-tissue-are-related-to-fat-distribution-and-metabolic-traits
#15
Kerstin Rohde, Matthias Klös, Lydia Hopp, Xuanshi Liu, Maria Keller, Michael Stumvoll, Arne Dietrich, Michael R Schön, Daniel Gärtner, Tobias Lohmann, Miriam Dreßler, Peter Kovacs, Hans Binder, Matthias Blüher, Yvonne Böttcher
The SNP variant rs2943650 near IRS1 gene locus was previously associated with decreased body fat and IRS1 gene expression as well as an adverse metabolic profile in humans. Here, we hypothesize that these effects may be mediated by an interplay with epigenetic alterations. We measured IRS1 promoter DNA methylation and mRNA expression in paired human subcutaneous and omental visceral adipose tissue samples (SAT and OVAT) from 146 and 41 individuals, respectively. Genotyping of rs2943650 was performed in all individuals (N = 146)...
September 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944538/mumads1-and-maofp1-regulate-fruit-quality-in-a-tomato-ovate-mutant
#16
Juhua Liu, Jing Zhang, Jingyi Wang, Jianbin Zhang, Hongxia Miao, Caihong Jia, Zhuo Wang, Biyu Xu, Zhiqiang Jin
Fruit ripening and quality are common botanical phenomena that are closely linked and strictly regulated by transcription factors. It was previously discovered that a banana MADS-box protein named MuMADS1 interacted with an ovate family protein named MaOFP1 to regulate banana fruit ripening. In order to further investigate the role of MuMADS1 and MaOFP1 in the regulation of fruit quality, a combination of genetic transformation and transcriptional characterization was used. The results indicated that the co-expression of MuMADS1 and MaOFP1 in the ovate mutant could compensate for fruit shape and inferior qualities relating to fruit firmness, soluble solids and sugar content...
September 25, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939837/physiological-and-transcriptome-analysis-of-heteromorphic-leaves-and-hydrophilic-roots-in-response-to-soil-drying-in-desert-populus-euphratica
#17
Arshad Iqbal, Tianxiang Wang, Guodong Wu, Wensi Tang, Chen Zhu, Dapeng Wang, Yi Li, Huafang Wang
Populus euphratica Olivier, which has been considered as a tree model for the study of higher plant response to abiotic stresses, survive in the desert ecosystem characterized by extreme drought stress. To survive in the harsh environmental condition the plant species have developed some plasticity such as the development of heteromorphic leaves and well-developed roots system. We investigated the physiological and molecular mechanisms enabling this species to cope with severe stress caused by drought. The heterophylly, evolved from linear to toothed-ovate shape, showed the significant difference in cuticle thickness, stomata densities, and sizes...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868311/occlusive-shrinkage-of-ovation-endograft-presenting-as-acute-lower-limb-ischemia-effective-endovascular-management
#18
Paolo Bianchi, Filippo Scalise, Andrea Mortara, Guido Lanzillo, Giuseppe Scardina, Santi Trimarchi, Gianfranco Parati, Valerio Tolva
The aim of this report is to describe the imaging and successful treatment of an acute shrinkage of the Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft System. The Ovation Prime system utilizes a polymer-filled sealing ring that is cast in situ at the margin of the aneurysm; however, the residual endograft inner volume after ring filling may reduce volume and graft flow. Nevertheless, there are no reports about severe complications using the Ovation Prime system. A 75-year-old male presented to our hospital for acute lower limb ischemia...
February 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829772/correction-ovate-family-protein-8-positively-mediates-brassinosteroid-signaling-through-interacting-with-the-gsk3-like-kinase-in-rice
#19
Chao Yang, Wenjin Shen, Yong He, Zhihong Tian, Jianxiong Li
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006118.].
August 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794682/semenovia-gyirongensis-apiaceae-a-new-species-from-xizang-china
#20
Qun Ying Xiao, Jin Bo Tan, Hao Yu Hu, Song Dong Zhou, Xing Jin He
Based on morphology and molecular data, a new species Semenovia gyirongensis Q.Y.Xiao & X.J.He, from Gyirong County, Xizang, China, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically most similar to S. malcolmii (Hemsley & Pearson) Pimenov, but differs in its cylindric much-branched root, intensively branching long underground caudex with distinct nodes, narrowly ovate to ovate terminal leaf lobes, oblong bracts with obtuse-rounded or cuneate apex.
2017: PhytoKeys
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