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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077313/a-kind-of-rd1-mouse-in-c57bl-6j-mice-from-crossing-with-a-mutated-kunming-mouse
#1
Weiming Yan, Lu Yao, Wei Liu, Kai Sun, ZuoMing Zhang, Lei Zhang
We occasionally discovered a mouse with spontaneous retinitis pigmentosa (RP) from Kunming (KM) mouse breeding colony, with no obvious waveforms in ERG recordings. The aim of this study is to cross the spontaneously hereditary retinal degeneration mice (temporarily designated as KM/rd mice) derived from KM mice with C57BL/6J mice to establish a congenic inbred strain (temporarily designated as the B6/rd mice), and study the ocular phenotype and genotype of the mice. Fundus photography, tissue morphology, electroretinography (ERG), qRT-PCR, western blot and DNA sequence analysis were performed to observe the ocular phenotype and genotype of KM/rd and B6/rd mice...
January 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076567/full-field-electroretinogram-recorded-with-skin-electrodes-in-normal-adults
#2
Arthur Gustavo Fernandes, Solange Rios Salomão, Josenilson Martins Pereira, Adriana Berezovsky
Purpose: Alternative recording methods have been tested to allow the electroretinogram (ERG) recording in uncooperative patients and/or patients with palpebral alterations, including recordings with skin electrodes. The purpose of this study was to compare ERG recorded with skin electrodes and well-established microfiber electrodes and to determine normative values of ERG parameters for recording with skin electrodes. Methods: Fifty healthy volunteers (17-26 years; mean 20...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075010/stimulatory-actions-of-a-novel-thiourea-derivative-on-large-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-channels
#3
Sheng-Nan Wu, Jyh-Haur Chern, Santai Shen, Hwei-Hisen Chen, Ying-Ting Hsu, Chih-Chin Lee, Ming-Huan Chan, Ming-Chi Lai, Feng-Shiun Shie
AIM: In this study, we examine whether an anti-inflammatory thiourea derivative, compound #326, actions on ion channels. METHODS: The effects of compound #326 on Ca(2+) -activated K(+) channels were evaluated by patch-clamp recordings obtained in cell-attached, inside-out or whole-cell configuration. RESULTS: In pituitary GH3 cells, compound #326 increased the amplitude of Ca(2+) -activated K(+) currents (IK(Ca) ) with an EC50 value of 11...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061466/prostate-cancer-proteomics-current-trends-and-future-perspectives-for-biomarker-discovery
#4
Cristiana Pistol Tanase, Elena Codrici, Ionela Daniela Popescu, Simona Mihai, Ana-Maria Enciu, Laura Georgiana Necula, Adrian Preda, Gener Ismail, Radu Albulescu
The clinical and fundamental research in prostate cancer - the most common urological cancer in men - is currently entering the proteomic and genomic era. The focus has switched from one single marker (PSA) to panels of biomarkers (including proteins involved in ribosomal function and heat shock proteins). Novel genetic markers (such as Transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2)-ERG fusion gene mRNA) or prostate cancer gene 3 (PCA3) had already entered the clinical practice, raising the question whether subsequent protein changes impact the evolution of the disease and the response to treatment...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055969/tmprss2-erg-fusion-promotes-prostate-cancer-metastases-in-bone
#5
Rachel Deplus, Carine Delliaux, Nathalie Marchand, Anne Flourens, Nathalie Vanpouille, Xavier Leroy, Yvan de Launoit, Martine Duterque-Coquillaud
Bone metastasis is the major deleterious event in prostate cancer (PCa). TMPRSS2-ERG fusion is one of the most common chromosomic rearrangements in PCa. However, its implication in bone metastasis development is still unclear. Since bone metastasis starts with the tropism of cancer cells to bone through specific migratory and invasive processes involving osteomimetic capabilities, it is crucial to better our understanding of the influence of TMPRSS2-ERG expression in the mechanisms underlying the bone tropism properties of PCa cells...
December 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050800/micro-rna-204-participates-in-tmprss2-erg-regulation-and-androgen-receptor-reprogramming-in-prostate-cancer
#6
Krassimira Todorova, Metodi V Metodiev, Gergana Metodieva, Milcho Mincheff, Nelson Fernández, Soren Hayrabedyan
Cancer progression is driven by genome instability incurred rearrangements such as transmembrane protease, serine 2 (TMPRSS2)/v-ets erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene (ERG) that could possibly turn some of the tumor suppressor micro-RNAs into pro-oncogenic ones. Previously, we found dualistic miR-204 effects, acting either as a tumor suppressor or as an oncomiR in ERG fusion-dependent manner. Here, we provided further evidence for an important role of miR-204 for TMPRSS2/ERG and androgen receptor (AR) signaling modulation and fine tuning that prevents TMPRSS2/ERG overexpression in prostate cancer...
January 3, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033256/identified-molecular-mechanism-of-interaction-between-environmental-risk-factors-and-differential-expression-genes-in-cartilage-of-kashin-beck-disease
#7
Fang-Fang Yu, Yan-Xiang Zhang, Lian-He Zhang, Wen-Rong Li, Xiong Guo, Mikko J Lammi
As environmental risk factors (ERFs) play an important role in the pathogenesis of Kashin-Beck disease (KBD), it is important to identify the interaction between ERFs and differentially expression genes (DEGs) in KBD. The environmental response genes (ERGs) were analyzed in cartilage of KBD in comparison to normal controls.We searched 5 English and 3 Chinese databases from inception to September 2015, to identify case-control studies that examined ERFs for KBD using integrative meta-analysis and systematic review...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031426/molecular-profiling-to-determine-clonality-of-serial-magnetic-resonance-imaging-ultrasound-fusion-biopsies-from-men-on-active-surveillance-for-low-risk-prostate-cancer
#8
Ganesh S Palapattu, Simpa S Salami, Andi K Cani, Daniel H Hovelson, Lorena Lazo de la Vega, Kelly R Vandenberg, Jarred V Bratley, Chia-Jen Liu, Lakshmi P Kunju, Jeffery S Montgomery, Todd M Morgan, Shyam Natarajan, Jiaoti Huang, Scott A Tomlins, Leonard S Marks
PURPOSE: To determine whether MRI/ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion biopsy facilitates longitudinal resampling of the same clonal focus of prostate cancer and to determine whether high-grade cancers can evolve from low-grade clones. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: All men on active surveillance who underwent tracking MRI/US fusion biopsy of Gleason 6 prostate cancer, on at least two distinct occasions, between 2012 and 2014 were enrolled. MRI/US fusion was used to track and resample specific cancer foci...
October 7, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009609/atypical-intraductal-cribriform-proliferations-of-the-prostate-exhibit-similar-molecular-and-clinicopathologic-characteristics-as-intraductal-carcinoma-of-the-prostate
#9
Richard A Hickman, Hui Yu, Jianhong Li, Max Kong, Rajal B Shah, Ming Zhou, Jonathan Melamed, Fang-Ming Deng
Atypical intraductal cribriform proliferations of the prostate (AIP) are loose cribriform proliferations of luminal cells that exhibit greater architectural complexity and/or nuclear atypia than high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN), but lack the diagnostic criteria for intraductal carcinoma (IDC). The significance of AIP has not been formally established. We compared the clinical, morphologic, and immunohistochemical characteristics of AIP with classic IDC in 310 radical prostatectomy specimens that were received over an 18-month period...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007463/electroretinographic-anomalies-in-medicated-and-drug-free-patients-with-major-depression-tagging-the-developmental-roots-of-major-psychiatric-disorders
#10
Marc Hébert, Chantal Mérette, Thomas Paccalet, Anne-Marie Gagné, Michel Maziade
The retina is tagged as an approachable part of the brain due to its common embryonic origin and appears as a promising site of investigation for psychiatric disorders. Retinal function is assessed best with the electroretinogram (ERG), which was obtained in a large sample of patients with major depressive disorder and matched controls. ERG cone and rod luminance response functions were recorded in non-dilated eyes in 100 major depressive disorder patients (MDD) and 100 controls, (mean age of 42.8 and 40.9y...
December 19, 2016: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004109/identification-of-tmprss2-erg-mechanisms-in-prostate-cancer-invasiveness-involvement-of-mmp-9-and-plexin-b1
#11
Bide Liu, Xiao Gu, Tianbao Huang, Yang Luan, Xuefei Ding
The relationship of TMPRSS2-ERG fusion gene with matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and PLXNB1 (plexin B1) in regulation of prostate cancer (PCa) aggressiveness was investigated. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assays, qRT-PCR and western blot analysis were employed to detect the expression of TMPRSS2-ERG fusion gene, ERG, MMP-9 and PLXNB1 of 135 human tissues, which included 55 metastatic PCa cases, 50 localized PCa cases and 30 BPH cases. Then using siRNA (anti-ERG, MMP-9 and PLXNB1, respectively) downregulation of the target gene of VCaP and PC-3 cells, MTT and Transwell were performed...
January 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002048/exchange-anisotropy-in-the-skyrmion-host-gav4s8
#12
D Ehlers, I Stasinopoulos, I Kézsmárki, T Fehér, V Tsurkan, H-A Krug von Nidda, D Grundler, A Loidl
Using ferromagnetic resonance spectroscopy at 34 GHz we explored the magnetic anisotropy of single-crystalline GaV4S8 in the field-polarized magnetic state. We describe the data in terms of an easy-axis type uniaxial anisotropy with an anisotropy constant [Formula: see text] erg cm(-3) at 2 K, corresponding to a relative exchange anisotropy [Formula: see text]%, and about [Formula: see text]erg cm(-3) near 11 K, i.e. at temperatures where the skyrmion-lattice phase was recently discovered. The relatively large value of K 1 explains the confinement of the skyrmion tubes to the [Formula: see text] easy axes...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998453/-clinical-features-of-neurosyphilis-with-optic-neuritis-as-an-initial-finding
#13
S S Cao, H Y Li, Q G Xu, S Y Tan, S H Wei
Objective: To study the characteristics of neurosyphilis with optic neuritis as an initial finding. Methods: Retrospective analysis of clinical data and laboratory testing results of 16 cases (27 eyes) with optic neuritis as an initial finding of neurosyphilis from October 2010 to March 2015 in General Hospital of People's Liberation Army was made. Results: Six-teen patients (12 males, 4 females) were collected, the median age of patients was 47 (range 33 to 65) years ,the mean age was (49.63±9.05) years. Treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay (TPPA) analysis was positive in all of the patients and rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test was positive in 14 patients (2 patients did not test)...
December 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995607/longchain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-supplementation-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Kwi Moon, Shripada C Rao, Sven M Schulzke, Sanjay K Patole, Karen Simmer
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists over whether longchain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are essential nutrients for preterm infants because they may not be able to synthesise sufficient amounts of LCPUFA to meet the needs of the developing brain and retina. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether supplementation of formula milk with LCPUFA is safe and of benefit to preterm infants. The main areas of interest were the effects of supplementation on the visual function, development and growth of preterm infants...
December 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995111/prostate-cancer-biomarkers-are-we-hitting-the-mark
#15
REVIEW
Shannon McGrath, Daniel Christidis, Marlon Perera, Sung Kyu Hong, Todd Manning, Ian Vela, Nathan Lawrentschuk
PURPOSE: Localised prostate cancer diagnosis and management is increasingly complex due to its heterogeneous progression and prognostic subgroups. Pitfalls in current screening and diagnosis have prompted the search for accurate and invasive molecular and genetic biomarkers for prostate cancer. Such tools may be able to distinguish clinically significant cancers from less aggressive variants to assist with prostate cancer risk stratification and guide decisions and healthcare algorithms...
December 2016: Prostate International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993590/prevalence-of-anti-retinal-antibodies-in-acute-zonal-occult-outer-retinopathy-azoor-a-comprehensive-review-of-25-cases
#16
Cynthia X Qian, Angeline Wang, David L DeMill, Thiran Jayasundera, Kari Branham, Maria Fernanda Abalem, Naheed Khan, John R Heckenlively
PURPOSE: To perform a comprehensive review and to investigate the presence and role of autoimmune antibodies in 25 cases of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) identified using the classification originally proposed by J.Donald Gass. DESIGN: Observational case series METHODS: Setting: Institutional Study Population: Twenty-five patients were identified by characteristic symptoms (abrupt onset of photopsias, followed by large scotomata at or connected to the blind spot), ocular findings (paucity of pigmentary changes with no sign of vitreous inflammation and abnormal electroretinogram in at least one eye,) and a negative family history for retinitis pigmentosa...
December 16, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984836/-do-we-still-need-electrophysiology-in-ophthalmology
#17
H Tegetmeyer
Electrophysiological methods in clinical ophthalmology include the full-field electroretinogram (ERG) for assessment of outer and middle retinal layers, pattern ERG (PERG) for assessment of ganglion cell function, the electrooculogram (EOG) for assessment of retinal pigment epithelium function, as well as visual evoked potentials (VEP) for assessment of the visual pathway, including the optic nerve and visual cortex. Multifocal recording techniques for ERG and VEP are used for tests within selected areas of the visual field...
December 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984356/structural-and-functional-monitoring-of-extramacular-cystoid-spaces-in-a-case-of-x-linked-retinoschisis-treated-with-acetazolamide
#18
Frederick T Collison, Gerald A Fishman
BACKGROUND: Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (CAIs) have been shown to have a beneficial effect on cystoid macular edema in X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS) and other inherited retinal conditions. The effect of CAIs outside the macula has been less well studied. METHODS: Snellen visual acuity, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), kinetic visual field, and dark-adapted single-flash full-field electroretinogram (ERG) testing were all done at baseline and at least one follow-up visit...
December 13, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984182/contribution-of-nav1-8-sodium-channels-to-retinal-function
#19
Benjamin J Smith, Patrice D Côté, François Tremblay
We examined the contribution of the sodium channel isoform Nav1.8 to retinal function using the specific blocker A803467. We found that A803467 has little influence on the electroretinographic (ERG) a- and b-waves, but significantly reduces the oscillatory potentials to 40-60% of their original amplitude, with significant changes in implicit time in the rod-driven range. To date, only two cell types were found in mouse to express Nav1.8; the starburst amacrine cells (SBAC), and a subtype of retinal ganglion cells (RGC)...
October 28, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982211/is-there-a-relationship-between-outer-retinal-destruction-and-choroidal-changes-in-cone-dystrophy
#20
Onder Ayyildiz, Gokhan Ozge, Murat Kucukevcilioglu, Cem Ozgonul, Tarkan Mumcuoglu, Ali Hakan Durukan, Fatih Mehmet Mutlu
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to use enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) to investigate choroidal changes in patients with cone dystrophy (CD) and to correlate these findings with clinical and electroretinography (ERG) findings. Methods: This case-control study included 40 eyes of 20 patients with CD and 40 eyes of 40 age- and refraction-matched healthy individuals. Choroidal thickness (CT) measurements were obtained under the foveal center and at 500 and 1,500 μm from the nasal and temporal regions to the center of the fovea, respectively...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
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