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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909365/interviewers-experiences-with-two-multiple-mini-interview-scoring-methods-used-for-admission-to-a-master-of-physical-therapy-programme
#1
Ina van der Spuy, Angela Busch, Julia Bidonde
Purpose: To describe participants' attitudes, beliefs, and experiences with the use of two methods of scoring the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) for admission to a Master of Physical Therapy program: a rank-based scoring system (RBS; used from 2007 to 2013) and a criterion-based scoring system (CBS; tested in 2014). The MMI uses short independent assessments to obtain an aggregate score of candidates' professionalism and interpersonal skills, based on behavioural questions within scenarios that assess one attribute at a time...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907097/levels-of-selected-persistent-organic-pollutants-pcb-pbde-and-pesticides-in-honey-bee-pollen-sampled-in-poland
#2
Marek Łukasz Roszko, Marta Kamińska, Krystyna Szymczyk, Renata Jędrzejczak
Chemical plant protection is a commonly discussed factor potentially responsible for decline in pollinators and other beneficial insect populations. Various groups of chemicals including persistent organic pollutants could impact a bee colony's welfare and are reported to be present in bee tissue and apiary products. The aim of this work was to evaluate the presence of selected persistent organic pollutant and pesticide residues in bee pollen originating from different geographical regions of Poland. Pesticide residues were identified in 60% of tested bee pollen samples...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905525/inhibition-of-cystathionine-%C3%AE-synthetase-suppresses-sodium-channel-activities-of-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons-of-rats-with-lumbar-disc-herniation
#3
Jun Yan, Shufen Hu, Kang Zou, Min Xu, Qianliang Wang, Xiuhua Miao, Shan Ping Yu, Guang-Yin Xu
The pathogenesis of pain in lumbar disc herniation (LDH) remains poorly understood. We have recently demonstrated that voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons were sensitized in a rat model of LDH. However, the detailed molecular mechanism for sensitization of VGSCs remains largely unknown. This study was designed to examine roles of the endogenous hydrogen sulfide synthesizing enzyme cystathionine β-synthetase (CBS) in sensitization of VGSCs in a previously validated rat model of LDH...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905002/disseminated-candidiasis-in-a-young-previously-healthy-dog-and-review-of-literature
#4
Nicole Willems, Dirk J Houwers, Yvette M Schlotter, Bart Theelen, Teun Boekhout
BACKGROUND: The reports on disseminated candidiasis in dogs so far describe at least one predisposing factor. This case report, however, highlights candidiasis in a dog without any known predisposition. PATIENT: A 1.5-year-old intact female Hovawart dog was presented with subcutaneous nodules and polyuria/polydipsia. An excisional biopsy revealed a chronic pyogranulomatous and necrotizing inflammation with mycotic structures. The patient became febrile and lethargic, and developed lameness...
November 30, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904035/reduced-production-of-hydrogen-sulfide-and-sulfane-sulfur-due-to-low-cystathionine-%C3%AE-synthase-levels-in-brain-astrocytes-of-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Sachiko Juman, Yasuo Nara, Naomi Yasui, Hiroko Negishi, Hiroto Okuda, Nichika Takado, Tomohiro Miki
Stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP/Izm; SHRSP) develop severe hypertension and die of cerebral stroke. However, the genetic mechanisms underlying their stroke susceptibility have not been clarified yet. In this study, we used astrocytes from the newborn brain cortex of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR/Izm; SHR) and SHRSP to find the difference of genetic characteristics. Astrocytes are known to have functions of vasodilation and nutrient uptake for neurons in the brain. The continuous generation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) dose-dependently causes cell death in astrocytes, and SHRSP was more vulnerable than SHR...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902355/the-use-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-serum-is-beneficial-for-the-continuous-production-of-hepatitis-c-virus
#6
Xiao-Yang Jiao, Rineke H G Steenbergen, D Lorne Tyrrell
In this study we investigated if human umbilical cord blood serum (CBS) is a suitable replacement for fetal bovine serum (FBS) in cultures of human hepatoma cell line Huh7.5, particularly regarding its capacity to maintain high growth rates, differentiation status and its ability to support robust HCV infection. Generally, CBS cultured Huh7.5 cells remained comparable to FBS cultured cells, and proliferated equally well. Albumin secretion, a hepatocyte differentiation marker, had increased 8x in CBS, however, most other hepatocyte markers we tested had not changed...
October 24, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902349/libkindia-masarykiana-gen-nov-et-sp-nov-yurkovia-mendeliana-gen-nov-et-sp-nov-and-leucosporidium-krtinense-f-a-sp-nov-isolated-from-temperate-forest-soils
#7
Tereza Mašínová, Ana Pontes, Cláudia Carvalho, José Paulo Sampaio, Petr Baldrian
One hundred and ninety-eight isolates of soil yeasts were isolated from mixed temperate forests in the Czech Republic, and their abundance and distribution in the litter and soil were evaluated using amplicon sequencing of soil fungal communities. Abundant taxa with no close identified hits were selected for further characterization as potential novel species of yeasts. Phylogenetic analyses using sequences of the D1/D2 domains, the ITS region and RPB1 and TEF1 genes support the recognition of the following three new species belonging to the subphylum Pucciniomycotina, class Microbotryomycetes: Leucosporidium krtinense f...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902246/allodekkera-sacchari-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-novel-yeast-species-in-the-saccharomycetales-isolated-from-a-sugar-factory-in-thailand
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Rumpa Jutakanoke, Rikiya Endoh, Masako Takashima, Moriya Ohkuma, Somboon Tanasupawat, Ancharida Akaracharanya
Three yeast isolates, G5-5(5), G5-9(3) and G5-9(4), were obtained from the sugarcane juice and waste from sugar production plant (Korach Industry Co., Ltd.) in Korach province, Thailand. They were found to be the same species based on DNA sequence identity of the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene (SSU) and the D1/D2 region of the large subunit rRNA gene (LSU D1/D2). A BLASTn search of the GenBank database revealed they had 93% nucleotide sequence identity to D. bruxellensis for the SSU (1742 bp), but their LSU D1/D2 sequence (572 bp) showed less than 90% identity to all available sequences in the database...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902197/three-novel-ascomycetous-yeast-species-of-the-kazachstania-clade-kazachstania-saulgeensis-sp-nov-kazachstania-serrabonitensis-sp-nov-and-kazachstania-australis-sp-nov-reassignement-of-candida-humilis-to-kazachastania-humilis-f-a-comb-nov-and-candida-pseudohumilis
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Noémie Jacques, Véronique Sarilar, Charlotte Urien, Mariana R Lopes, Camila G Morais, Ana Paula T Uetanabaro, Colin R Tinsley, Carlos A Rosa, Delphine Sicard, Serge Casaregola
Five ascosporogenous yeast strains related to the genus Kazachstania were isolated. Two strains (CLIB 1764T and CLIB 1780) were isolated from French sourdoughs; three others (UFMG-CM-Y273T, UFMG-CM-Y451 and UFMG-CM-Y452) were from rotting wood in Brazil. The sequences of the French and Brazilian strains differed by one and three substitutions, respectively in the D1/D2 LSU rRNA gene and the ITS. The D1/D2 LSU rRNA sequence of these strains differed by 0.5% and 0.7% from Kazachstania exigua, but their ITS sequences diverged by 8...
October 12, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900766/contemporary-management-of-carotid-blowout-syndrome-utilizing-endovascular-techniques
#10
Nauman F Manzoor, Rod P Rezaee, Abhishek Ray, Cameron C Wick, Kristine Blackham, David Stepnick, Pierre Lavertu, Chad A Zender
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To illustrate complex interdisciplinary decision making and the utility of modern endovascular techniques in the management of patients with carotid blowout syndrome (CBS). STUDY DESIGNS: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: Patients treated with endovascular strategies and/or surgical modalities were included. Control of hemorrhage, neurological, and survival outcomes were studied. RESULTS: Between 2004 and 2014, 33 patients had 38 hemorrhagic events related to head and neck cancer that were managed with endovascular means...
November 30, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899452/structural-basis-of-the-oncogenic-interaction-of-phosphatase-prl-1-with-the-magnesium-transporter-cnnm2
#11
Paula Giménez-Mascarell, Iker Oyenarte, Serge Hardy, Tilman Breiderhoff, Marchel Stuiver, Elie Kostantin, Tammo Diercks, Angel L Pey, June Ereño-Orbea, María Luz Martinez-Chantar, Reham Khalaf-Nazzal, Félix Claverie-Martín, Dominik Müller, Michel L Tremblay, Luis Alfonso Martínez-Cruz
Phosphatases of regenerating liver (PRLs), the most oncogenic of all protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs), play a critical role in metastatic progression of cancers. Recent findings established a new paradigm by uncovering that their association with magnesium transporters of the Cyclin M (CNNM) family causes intracellular magnesium levels that promotes oncogenic transformation. On the other hand, it has recently been highlighted essential roles of the CNNM family in regulation of the circadian rhythm, and reproduction...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898871/effect-of-disodium-calcium-malate-or-supplementation-on-growth-performance-carcass-quality-ruminal-fermentation-products-and-blood-metabolites-of-heifers
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C Carrasco, P Medel, A Fuentetaja, M J Ranilla, M D Carro
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of malate salts and culture on growth performance, carcass quality, ruminal fermentation products, and blood metabolites in heifers raised under southern Europe practical farm conditions. A total of 108 Charolaise cross heifers (214 ± 27.3 kg BW and 6.4 ± 1.1 mo of age) were housed in 18 pens of 6 animals each and used in a 114-d feedlot study. There was a totally randomized experimental design, and 6 pens were assigned to each of the following experimental diets: a control (no supplementation), the control plus 4 g of disodium/calcium malate mixture per kilogram of concentrate (2...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890826/relevant-variations-and-neuroprotecive-effect-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-a-rat-glaucoma-model
#13
Shouyue Huang, Ping Huang, Xiaohong Liu, Zhongjing Lin, Jing Wang, Shuo Xu, Lei Guo, Christopher Kai-Shun Leung, Yisheng Zhong
Glaucoma is an irreversible and blinding neurodegenerative disease of the eye, and is characterized by progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Since endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) was reported to be involved in neurodegeneration in the central nervous system, the authors aimed to develop a chronic ocular hypertension (COH) rat model simulating glaucoma and therein test the H2S level together with the retinal protein expressions of related synthases, and further investigated the effect of exogenous H2S supplement on RGC survival...
November 24, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883916/hydrogen-sulfide-ameliorates-learning-memory-impairment-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice-a-novel-mechanism-mediated-by-the-activation-of-nrf2
#14
Yuangui Liu, Yuanyuan Deng, Huiyu Liu, Caixia Yin, Xiaohui Li, Qihai Gong
Beta-amyloid (Aβ) plaques and oxidative stress are associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been recognized as a cytoprotectant, which improves learning memory impairment and exerts antioxidant effects in neurodegenerative disorders, including AD. The experiment was projected to explore the effects of H2S on cognitive deficits, Aβ levels and possible antioxidant mechanisms. Here, APP/PS1 transgenic mice were injected sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS, a H2S donor, 2...
November 21, 2016: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882191/protective-effects-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-the-ageing-kidney
#15
Cui-Lan Hou, Ming-Jie Wang, Chen Sun, Yong Huang, Sheng Jin, Xue-Pan Mu, Ying Chen, Yi-Chun Zhu
Aims. The study aimed to examine whether hydrogen sulfide (H2S) generation changed in the kidney of the ageing mouse and its relationship with impaired kidney function. Results. H2S levels in the plasma, urine, and kidney decreased significantly in ageing mice. The expression of two known H2S-producing enzymes in kidney, cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE) and cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS), decreased significantly during ageing. Chronic H2S donor (NaHS, 50 μmol/kg/day, 10 weeks) treatment could alleviate oxidative stress levels and renal tubular interstitial collagen deposition...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881594/hepatic-activity-and-transcription-of-betaine-homocysteine-methyltransferase-methionine-synthase-and-cystathionine-synthase-in-periparturient-dairy-cows-are-altered-to-different-extents-by-supply-of-methionine-and-choline
#16
Zheng Zhou, Timothy A Garrow, Xianwen Dong, Daniel N Luchini, Juan J Loor
BACKGROUND: Compared with choline, Met enhances milk yield and feed intake, and elicits a better immuno-metabolic status in periparturient cows. It is unknown whether hepatic activity and transcription of betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT), 5-methyltetrahydrofolate-homocysteine methyltransferase (MTR), and cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) are responsive to Met and choline supply. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to characterize hepatic BHMT, MTR, and CBS transcription and activity in response to Met and choline supplementation...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878840/challenging-behaviours-in-adults-with-an-intellectual-disability-a-total-population-study-and-exploration-of-risk-indices
#17
Darren L Bowring, Vasiliki Totsika, Richard P Hastings, Sandy Toogood, Gemma M Griffith
OBJECTIVES: Considerable variation has been reported in the prevalence and correlates of challenging behaviour (CB) in adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). To provide a robust estimate of prevalence, we identified the entire administrative population of adults with ID in a defined geographical area and used a behaviour assessment tool with good psychometric properties. METHODS: Data from 265 adults who were known to services were collected using a demographic survey tool and the Behavior Problems Inventory - Short Form...
November 23, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876019/a-systematic-comparison-of-copy-number-alterations-in-four-types-of-female-cancer
#18
Fatemeh Kaveh, Lars O Baumbusch, Daniel Nebdal, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Ole Christian Lingjærde, Hege Edvardsen, Vessela N Kristensen, Hiroko K Solvang
BACKGROUND: Detection and localization of genomic alterations and breakpoints are crucial in cancer research. The purpose of this study was to investigate, in a methodological and biological perspective, different female, hormone-dependent cancers to identify common and diverse DNA aberrations, genes, and pathways. METHODS: In this work, we analyzed tissue samples from patients with breast (n = 112), ovarian (n = 74), endometrial (n = 84), or cervical (n = 76) cancer...
November 22, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875879/guided-ion-beam-and-theoretical-studies-of-the-reactions-of-re-os-and-ir-with-co
#19
JungSoo Kim, Richard M Cox, P B Armentrout
The kinetic-energy dependences of the reactions M(+) + CO where M(+) = Re(+), Os(+), and Ir(+) are studied using guided ion-beam tandem mass spectrometry. Formation of both MO(+) and MC(+) was observed in endothermic processes for all three metals. Modeling of the data provides thresholds that yield 0 K bond dissociation energies (BDEs, in eV) of 4.67 ± 0.09 (Re(+)-O), 4.82 ± 0.14 (Os(+)-O), 4.25 ± 0.11 (Ir(+)-O), 5.13 ± 0.12 (Re(+)-C), 6.14 ± 0.14 (Os(+)-C), and 6.58 ± 0.12 (Ir(+)-C). These BDEs agree well with literature values within experimental uncertainties demonstrating that ground state products are formed for all cases even though some of the reactions are formally spin forbidden...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871202/corticobasal-syndrome-due-to-sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-a-review-and-neuropsychological-case-report
#20
David Andrés González, Jason R Soble
OBJECTIVE: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, rapidly progressive, and fatal neurodegenerative disease with neuropsychological sequelae. This study highlighted a rare presentation of CJD (e.g. corticobasal syndrome [CBS]), reviewed updated diagnostic criteria and procedures for CJD (e.g. diffusion weighted imaging [DWI], real-time quaking-induced conversion [RT-QuIC]), and discussed differential diagnoses. METHOD: Case report methodology focused on a 68-year-old, Hispanic, right-handed man with 11 years of education...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Neuropsychologist
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