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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644379/physical-forces-may-cause-the-hoxd-gene-cluster-elongation
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Spyros Papageorgiou
Hox gene collinearity was discovered be Edward B. Lewis in 1978. It consists of the Hox1, Hox2, Hox3 ordering of the Hox genes in the chromosome from the telomeric to the centromeric side of the chromosome. Surprisingly, the spatial activation of the Hox genes in the ontogenetic units of the embryo follows the same ordering along the anterior-posterior embryonic axis. The chromosome microscale differs from the embryo macroscale by 3 to 4 orders of magnitude. The traditional biomolecular mechanisms are not adequate to comprise phenomena at so divergent spatial domains...
June 23, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628993/the-impact-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-marine-plankton-dynamics-dependence-on-coating-size-and-concentration
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Anastasia Tsiola, Paraskevi Pitta, Agnès Junyer Callol, Margarita Kagiorgi, Ioanna Kalantzi, Kyriaki Mylona, Ioulia Santi, Claudio Toncelli, Spyros Pergantis, Manolis Tsapakis
During this study, three microcosm experiments were carried out with natural coastal seawater, collected in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, in order to assess the effect of silver nanoparticle (AgNP) exposure to natural plankton communities. The impact of coating (branched-polyethyleneimine: BPEI vs. poly-vinylpyrrolidone: PVP), size (40 vs. 60nm), concentration (200, 500, 2000, 5000 and 10,000ng Ag L(-1)) and silver form (dissolved Ag(+) vs. AgNPs) were tested. The results of chlorophyll a concentration revealed that PVP AgNPs caused a higher toxicity than BPEI AgNPs, and this was possibly related to the measured higher dissolution rate...
June 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627547/probing-the-electronic-structure-of-a-copper-ii-complex-by-cw-and-pulse-epr-spectroscopy
#3
Zoi G Lada, Yiannis Sanakis, Catherine P Raptopoulou, Vassilis Psycharis, Spyros P Perlepes, George Mitrikas
Nucleophilic attack by the carbanion (-):CH2COCH3 at the carbonyl group of di-2-pyridyl ketone, (py)2CO, in the presence of Cu(II) under moderately basic conditions has yielded the cationic mononuclear complex [Cu{(py)2C(CH2COCH3)(OH)}2](NO3)2·2H2O (1·2H2O) in ∼40% yield, where (py)2C(CH2COCH3)(OH) is the ligand bis(2-pyridine-2-yl)butane-1-ol-3-one. The Cu(II) atom of the cation sits on a crystallographically imposed inversion center. The neutral molecule is coordinated to the metal ion as a tridentate fac chelating ligand through the hydroxyl oxygen atom and two 2-pyridyl nitrogen atoms...
June 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623062/salvage-of-the-foot-for-recurrent-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath%C3%A2-tumor
#4
Meletis Rozis, Eustratios Papadelis, Andreas Mavrogenis, Spyridon Koufos, Vasilios Polyzois, Spyros Pneumaticos
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors are rare soft tissue tumors accounting for 3% to 10% of all soft tissue tumors. They are strongly related to neurofibromatosis type 1, an autosomal dominant disease, and are characterized by aggressive biologic behavior, high local recurrence rates, and frequent metastases. Although the major nerves of the lower extremities are a common location of these tumors, scarce cases have been reported of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors involving the interdigital nerves of the foot...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622419/the-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-is-decreasing-after-the-first-5-years-of-entecavir-or-tenofovir-in-caucasians-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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George V Papatheodoridis, Ramazan Idilman, George N Dalekos, Maria Buti, Heng Chi, Florian van Boemmel, Jose Luis Calleja, Vana Sypsa, John Goulis, Spilios Manolakopoulos, Alessandro Loglio, Spyros Siakavelas, Onur Keskın, Nikolaos Gatselis, Bettina E Hansen, Maria Lehretz, Juan de la Revilla, Savvoula Savvidou, Anastasia Kourikou, Ioannis Vlachogiannakos, Kostantinos Galanis, Cihan Yurdaydin, Thomas Berg, Massimo Colombo, Rafael Esteban, Harry L A Janssen, Pietro Lampertico
Whether there is a change of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients under long-term therapy with potent nucleos(t)ide analogues is currently unclear. We therefore assessed the HCC incidence beyond year 5 of entecavir/tenofovir therapy and tried to determine possible factors associated with late HCC occurrence. This European 10-center, cohort study included 1951 adult Caucasian CHB patients without HCC at baseline who received entecavir/tenofovir for ≥1 year. Of them, 1205 (62%) patients without HCC within the first 5 years of therapy have been followed for 5-10 (median: 6...
June 16, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621372/molecular-dynamics-simulation-of-the-local-concentration-and-structure-in-multicomponent-aerosol-nanoparticles-under-atmospheric-conditions
#6
Katerina S Karadima, Vlasis G Mavrantzas, Spyros N Pandis
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were employed to investigate the local structure and local concentration in atmospheric nanoparticles consisting of an organic compound (cis-pinonic acid or n-C30H62), sulfate and ammonium ions, and water. Simulations in the isothermal-isobaric (NPT) statistical ensemble under atmospheric conditions with a prespecified number of molecules of the abovementioned compounds led to the formation of a nanoparticle. Calculations of the density profiles of all the chemical species in the nanoparticle, the corresponding radial pair distribution functions, and their mobility inside the nanoparticle revealed strong interactions developing between sulfate and ammonium ions...
June 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611262/relative-adrenal-insufficiency-is-associated-with-the-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-stable-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Evangelos Cholongitas, Ioannis Goulis, Eirini Pagkalidou, Anna Haidich, Apostolos Karagiannis, Theodora Nakouti, Chrysoula Pipili, Theodora Oikonomou, Spyros Gerou, Evangelos Akriviadis
BACKGROUND: The clinical impact of relative adrenal insufficiency (AI) on patients with stable decompensated cirrhosis (DeCi) has not been yet elucidated. AIM: Explore the association between AI and outcome [death or liver transplantation (LT)] in patients with DeCi. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with DeCi presenting no active complication have been included. Clinical and laboratory data, including serum levels of corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG), interleukin (IL)-1b, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNFα) were recorded in each participant...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605445/evaluation-of-two-automated-systems-for-colistin-susceptibility-testing-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-clinical-isolates
#8
Sophia Vourli, Konstantina Dafopoulou, Georgia Vrioni, Athanassios Tsakris, Spyros Pournaras
Background: Colistin is commonly needed for the treatment of infections due to carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) and the determination of its in vitro activity is obviously important. However, the accurate routine antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of colistin is still challenging. The only acceptable method for colistin AST is broth microdilution (BMD); disc and gradient diffusion assays are inappropriate and the performance of semi-automated systems has not been validated...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605206/the-effect-of-a-holistic-self-management-plan-on-asthma-control
#9
Eirini Grammatopoulou, Emmanouil K Skordilis, Aikaterini Haniotou, Zarotis John, Spyros Athanasopoulos
The holistic self-management plan includes lifelong actions that enable patients to cope with their disease. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of a holistic self-management plan on asthma control. A 12-month controlled study was conducted. Adult patients with mild-to-moderate asthma (n = 24) who attended the emergency asthma department were randomized to two groups: One group followed four educational sessions and three personal home sessions (n = 12), while a second group received a short manual with asthma information (n = 12)...
June 12, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598489/nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-mediated-protection-of-the-rat-heart-exposed-to-ischemia-reperfusion
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Spyros A Mavropoulos, Nayaab S Khan, Asaph C J Levy, Bradley T Faliks, Cristina P Sison, Valentin A Pavlov, Youhua Zhang, Kaie Ojamaa
Reperfusion injury following acute myocardial infarction is associated with significant morbidity. Activation of neuronal or non-neuronal cholinergic pathways in the heart has been shown to reduce ischemic injury and this effect has been attributed primarily to muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. In contrast, the role of nicotinic receptors, specifically alpha-7 subtype (α7nAChR) in the myocardium remains unknown which offers an opportunity to potentially repurpose several agonists/modulators that are currently under development for neurologic indications...
June 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575391/protein-sol-a-web-tool-for-predicting-protein-solubility-from-sequence
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Max Hebditch, M Alejandro Carballo-Amador, Spyros Charonis, Robin Curtis, Jim Warwicker
Motivation: Protein solubility is an important property in industrial and therapeutic applications. Prediction is a challenge, despite a growing understanding of the relevant physicochemical properties. Results: Protein-Sol is a web server for predicting protein solubility. Using available data for Escherichia coli protein solubility in a cell-free expression system, 35 sequence-based properties are calculated. Feature weights are determined from separation of low and high solubility subsets...
May 29, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551684/exhaled-breath-condensate-acidification-occurs-during-surgery-for-abdominal-cancer
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Archontia Mahairidou, Sophia Rodopoulou, Ioannis Tomos, Eirini Maratou, Effrosyni Manali, Thomas Raptakis, Spyros A Papiris, Anna Karakatsani
BACKGROUND/AIM: Acidification of exhaled breath condensate (EBC), reflecting airway inflammation and oxidative stress, has been reported in lung cancer patients undergoing lobectomy. We undertook this study to examine EBC pH changes during surgery for abdominal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: EBC pH was measured from 20 patients undergoing abdominal cancer resection before and during surgery. Repeated-measures of ANOVA and random-effects linear models were applied to compare mean EBC pH values in samples collected at different times...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548891/immunological-characteristics-of-colitis-associated-with-anti-ctla-4-antibody-therapy
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Giorgos Bamias, Ioanna Delladetsima, Marina Perdiki, Spyros I Siakavellas, Dimitrios Goukos, George V Papatheodoridis, George L Daikos, Helen Gogas
Anti-CTL4-A therapy is associated with development of colitis. We characterized ipilimumab-associated colitis in nine melanoma patients (6 male, mean age: 55.3-yrs). Median value for diarrhea grade was 2, number of ipilimumab doses 2, and interval since last administration 3-wks. Endoscopic characteristics resembled inflammatory bowel disease and histology revealed predominance of plasmacytes or CD4+ T-cells. We observed significant upregulation of Th1 and Th17 effector pathways (>10-fold increase for IFN-γmRNA, >5-fold for IL-17A, p < 0...
May 26, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541794/natural-organic-matter-characterization-by-hpsec-and-its-contribution-to-trihalomethane-formation-in-athens-water-supply-network
#14
Stelios A Samios, Spyros K Golfinopoulos, Przemyslaw Andrzejewski, Joanna Świetlik
Samples from the two main watersheds that provide Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (AWSSC) with raw water were examined for Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) and for their molecular weight distribution (MWD). In addition, water samples from water treatment plants (WTPs) and from the water supply network were examined for trihalomethane (THMs) levels. The main purpose of this study was to reveal the molecular composition of natural organic matter (NOM) and identify the individual differences between NOM from the two main Athens watersheds...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535502/cerebellar-glioblastoma-in-a-child
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George Papaevangelou, Christos Chamilos, Helen Dana, Spyros Sgouros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529193/laparoscopy-has-a-therapeutic-role-in-the-management-of-abdominal-trauma-a-matched-pair-analysis
#16
Saurav Chakravartty, Diwakar R Sarma, Muhammad Noor, Spyros Panagiotopoulos, Ameet G Patel
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy is increasingly utilised as a diagnostic tool in management of abdominal trauma; however its role in therapeutic intervention remains unexplored. The aim of this study is to compare laparoscopy with laparotomy in the treatment of abdominal trauma in haemodynamically stable patients. METHODS: A review of patients undergoing surgery for abdominal trauma between January 2004-2014 identified 25 patients who underwent laparoscopy for therapeutic intervention (TL)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522333/development-of-qsars-for-parameterizing-physiology-based-toxicokinetic-models
#17
Dimosthenis Α Sarigiannis, Krystalia Papadaki, Periklis Kontoroupis, Spyros P Karakitsios
A Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) model was developed in order to predict physicochemical and biochemical properties of industrial chemicals of various groups. This model was based on the solvation equation, originally proposed by Abraham. In this work Abraham's solvation model got parameterized using artificial intelligence techniques such as artificial neural networks (ANNs) for the prediction of partitioning into kidney, heart, adipose, liver, muscle, brain and lung for the estimation of the bodyweight-normalized maximal metabolic velocity (Vmax) and the Michaelis - Menten constant (Km)...
May 15, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514442/architecture-of-the-human-interactome-defines-protein-communities-and-disease-networks
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Edward L Huttlin, Raphael J Bruckner, Joao A Paulo, Joe R Cannon, Lily Ting, Kurt Baltier, Greg Colby, Fana Gebreab, Melanie P Gygi, Hannah Parzen, John Szpyt, Stanley Tam, Gabriela Zarraga, Laura Pontano-Vaites, Sharan Swarup, Anne E White, Devin K Schweppe, Ramin Rad, Brian K Erickson, Robert A Obar, K G Guruharsha, Kejie Li, Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Steven P Gygi, J Wade Harper
The physiology of a cell can be viewed as the product of thousands of proteins acting in concert to shape the cellular response. Coordination is achieved in part through networks of protein-protein interactions that assemble functionally related proteins into complexes, organelles, and signal transduction pathways. Understanding the architecture of the human proteome has the potential to inform cellular, structural, and evolutionary mechanisms and is critical to elucidating how genome variation contributes to disease...
May 25, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513808/magnetic-nanoparticle-enhanced-pcr-for-the-detection-and-identification-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-salmonella-enteritidis
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Dimitra Houhoula, Joseph Papaparaskevas, Katerina Zatsou, Nikolaos Nikolaras, Hanan I Malkawi, Marie-Paule Mingenot-Leclercq, Spyros Konteles, Stamatis Koussisis, Athanassios Tsakris, Ekatherina Charvalos
This paper evaluated magnetic nanoparticle-enhanced PCR for the detection and identification of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella enteritidis. Two different types of magnetic nanoparticles designated MPIO (iron concentration 2.5 mg/ml, size 1 μm) and NP (iron concentration 8.7 mg/ml, size 60 nm), both conjugated with S. aureus or S. enteritidis antibodies were evaluated as an enrichment procedure for PCR-detection of the pathogens in Trypticase Soy Broth, milk, blood and meat broth. Bacterial suspensions (1...
May 17, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512711/environmental-kuznets-curve-for-eu-agriculture-empirical-evidence-from-new-entrant-eu-countries
#20
Eleni Zafeiriou, Spyros Sofios, Xanthi Partalidou
The present work examines the intertemporal causal relationship between environmental damage from carbon emissions released by agriculture per 1000 ha of utilized agriculture area and economic performance in the sector of agriculture as described by net value added per capita. The autoregressive distributed lag bounds testing approach is employed to examine this linkage, for three new entrant EU countries, namely, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Hungary. The environmental Kuznets hypothesis is confirmed in the long run for Bulgaria and Czech Republic while in the short run is validated only for the case of Czech Republic...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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