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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329737/relative-strengths-and-regulation-of-different-promoter-associated-sequences-for-various-blashv-genes-and-their-relationships-to-%C3%AE-lactam-resistance
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Yao Zhai, Zhao Zhang, Zhanwei Wang, Yusheng Chen, Qi Wang, Yuan Lv, Jingping Yang, Tong Zhao, Yatao Guo, Zhancheng Gao
AIMS: This work investigated the relative strengths of different blaSHV promoter-associated sequences and their regulation function in blaSHV expression and β-lactam resistance. METHODS: Recombinant plasmids with the promoter-associated sequences (P-W, P-S, P-IS, and P-WPD), tac promoter, and combined fragments of promoter and blaSHV were separately constructed and transformed into Escherichia coli DH5α. The relative strengths of the promoters indicated by the intensities of green fluorescent protein and the mRNA expression levels of blaSHV were compared...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329428/the-diagnosis-and-lived-experience-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-qualitative-study
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Julie Tomlinson, Jonathan Pinkney, Linda Adams, Elizabeth Stenhouse, Alison Bendall, Oonagh Corrigan, Gayle Letherby
AIMS: To explore the impact of the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome on health/ill health identity, how women experience this diagnosis and their health beliefs. BACKGROUND: polycystic ovary syndrome is a common and heterogeneous condition, giving rise to a wide range of different health concerns. Previous research on polycystic ovary syndrome has been dominated by the medical perspective and less is known about the experiences and needs of women. DESIGN: A qualitative study of 32 premenopausal adult women with polycystic ovary syndrome (diagnosis confirmed by Rotterdam criteria), aged between 18-45 years, recruited from a primary and secondary care setting...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329092/secretor-and-salivary-abo-blood-group-antigen-status-predict-rotavirus-vaccine-take-in-infants
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Abdul Momin Kazi, Margaret M Cortese, Ying Yu, Benjamin Lopman, Ardythe L Morrow, Jessica A Fleming, Monica M McNeal, A Duncan Steele, Umesh D Parashar, Anita K M Zaidi, Asad Ali
Histo-blood group antigens (HBGA) expressed on enterocytes are proposed receptors for rotaviruses and can be measured in saliva. Among 181 Pakistani infants in a G1P[8] rotavirus vaccine trial that were seronegative at baseline, anti-rotavirus IgA seroconversion rates after 3 vaccine doses differed significantly by HBGA phenotype: lowest (19%) among infants who were non-secretors (ie, do not express the carbohydrate synthesized by FUT2 gene), intermediate among non-blood group O secretors (30%) and highest (51%) among O-blood group secretors...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328499/importance-of-matching-physical-friction-hardness-and-texture-in-creating-realistic-haptic-virtual-surfaces
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Heather Culbertson, Katherine J Kuchenbecker
Interacting with physical objects through a tool elicits tactile and kinesthetic sensations that comprise your haptic impression of the object. These cues, however, are largely missing from interactions with virtual objects, yielding an unrealistic user experience. This article evaluates the realism of virtual surfaces rendered using haptic models constructed from data recorded during interactions with real surfaces. The models include three components: surface friction, tapping transients, and texture vibrations...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Haptics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328312/adolescent-substance-use-assessing-the-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-a-school-based-health-center-workforce
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Mary M Ramos, Rachel A Sebastian, Mary Murphy, Kristin Oreskovich, Timothy P Condon
BACKGROUND: Recent attention has focused on the potential for school-based health centers (SBHCs) to provide access points for adolescent substance use care. In 2015, the University of New Mexico began screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) training for providers at New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)-funded SBHCs across the state. This study assesses baseline knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the New Mexico SBHC provider workforce regarding adolescent substance use and provision of services...
February 8, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328120/a-qualitative-study-of-adolescents-understanding-of-biobanks-and-their-attitudes-toward-participation-re-contact-and-data-sharing
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Andrea M Murad, Melanie F Myers, Susan D Thompson, Rachel Fisher, Armand H Matheny Antommaria
While biobanks have become more prevalent, little is known about adolescents' views of key governance issues. We conducted semi-structured interviews with adolescents between 15 and 17 years old to solicit their views. All interviews were audiotaped and transcribed. Two investigators coded the transcripts and resolved any discrepancies through consensus. We conducted 18 interviews before reaching data saturation. Four participants (22%) had previously heard of a biobank. Many participants had misunderstandings about biobanks, some of which persisted after education...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327657/dynasore-impairs-vegfr2-signalling-in-an-endocytosis-independent-manner
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Dimitris Basagiannis, Sofia Zografou, Katerina Galanopoulou, Savvas Christoforidis
VEGFR2 is a critical angiogenic receptor playing a key role in vascular homeostasis. Upon activation by VEGF, VEGFR2 becomes endocytosed. Internalisation of VEGFR2 is facilitated, in part, through clathrin mediated endocytosis (CME), the role of which in VEGFR2 function is debated. Here, we confirm the contribution of CME in VEGFR2 uptake. However, curiously, we find that different approaches of inhibition of CME exert contradictory effects on VEGF signalling; knockdown of clathrin, or of dynamin, or overexpression of dynamin K44A, do not affect VEGF-induced phosphorylation of ERK1/2, while dynasore causes strong inhibition...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327592/anisotropy-of-hydrogen-diffusion-in-nickel-single-crystals-the-effects-of-self-stress-and-hydrogen-concentration-on-diffusion
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J Li, A Oudriss, A Metsue, J Bouhattate, X Feaugas
Hydrogen diffusion has an important role in solute-dependent hydrogen embrittlement in metals and metallic alloys. In spite of extensive studies, the complexity of hydrogen diffusion in solids remains a phenomenon that needs to be clarified. In this paper, we investigate the anisotropy of hydrogen diffusion in pure nickel single crystals using both an experimental approach and a thermodynamic development. As a first approximation, experimental data from electrochemical permeation and thermal desorption spectroscopy are described using the classical Fick's laws and an apparent diffusion tensor...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327170/critical-attitudes-and-beliefs-towards-guidelines-amongst-palliative-care-professionals-results-from-a-national-survey
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Helen Kalies, Rieke Schöttmer, Steffen T Simon, Raymond Voltz, Alexander Crispin, Claudia Bausewein
BACKGROUND: Little is known about palliative care professionals' attitudes towards guidelines. In 2015, the German Association for Palliative Medicine (DGP) published an evidence based guideline for palliative care in adults with incurable cancer. Before publication we conducted a national survey among members of the DGP to detect possible barriers and facilitators for its implementation. The aim of the present publication was to evaluate critical attitudes and beliefs which could hinder the effective implementation of the new guideline and to evaluate differences within professional groups and medical specialisations...
March 21, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326791/enantioselective-synthesis-of-dilignol-model-compounds-and-their-stereodiscrimination-study-with-a-dye-decolorizing-peroxidase
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Gaochao Huang, Ruben Shrestha, Kaimin Jia, Brian V Geisbrecht, Ping Li
A four-step enantioselective approach was developed to synthesize anti (1R,2S)-1a and (1S,2R)-1b containing a β-O-4 linkage in good yields. A significant difference was observed for the apparent binding affinities of four stereospecific lignin model compounds with TcDyP by surface plasmon resonance, which was not translated into a significant difference in enzyme activities. The discrepancy may be attributed to the conformational change involving a loop widely present in DyPs upon H2O2 binding.
March 22, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326572/discrepancy-in-perception-of-bullying-experiences-and-later-internalizing-and-externalizing-behavior-a-prospective-study
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Soonjo Hwang, Young Shin Kim, Yun-Joo Koh, Somer Bishop, Bennett L Leventhal
Discrepancy in perception of bullying experiences may lead to later internalizing or externalizing behavior in adolescents. A 1,663 South Korean 7th and 8th graders (mean age: 13.1 and 14.1 years old), were seen for a follow-up study to examine the relationships between the discrepancy in perception of their bullying experiences (defined as discrepancy between self- and peer-reports of bullying experiences) and internalizing or externalizing behavior at follow-up. Bullying was assessed by self- and peer-report...
March 22, 2017: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326462/study-of-electron-ionization-and-fragmentation-of-non-hydrated-and-hydrated-tetrahydrofuran-clusters
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Michael Neustetter, Masoomeh Mahmoodi-Darian, Stephan Denifl
Mass spectroscopic investigations on tetrahydrofuran (THF, C4H8O), a common model molecule of the DNA-backbone, have been carried out. We irradiated isolated THF and (hydrated) THF clusters with low energy electrons (electron energy ~70 eV) in order to study electron ionization and ionic fragmentation. For elucidation of fragmentation pathways, deuterated TDF (C4D8O) was investigated as well. One major observation is that the cluster environment shows overall a protective behavior on THF. However, also new fragmentation channels open in the cluster...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325494/modelling-h5n1-in-bangladesh-across-spatial-scales-model-complexity-and-zoonotic-transmission-risk
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Edward M Hill, Thomas House, Madhur S Dhingra, Wantanee Kalpravidh, Subhash Morzaria, Muzaffar G Osmani, Mat Yamage, Xiangming Xiao, Marius Gilbert, Michael J Tildesley
Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 remains a persistent public health threat, capable of causing infection in humans with a high mortality rate while simultaneously negatively impacting the livestock industry. A central question is to determine regions that are likely sources of newly emerging influenza strains with pandemic causing potential. A suitable candidate is Bangladesh, being one of the most densely populated countries in the world and having an intensifying farming system. It is therefore vital to establish the key factors, specific to Bangladesh, that enable both continued transmission within poultry and spillover across the human-animal interface...
February 21, 2017: Epidemics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324943/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
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Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324646/from-snapshots-to-movies-understanding-early-tooth-development-in-four-dimensions
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Rebecca Kim, Jeremy B A Green, Ophir D Klein
The developing tooth offers a model for the study of ectodermal appendage organogenesis. The signaling networks that regulate tooth development have been intensively investigated, but how cell biological responses to signaling pathways regulate dental morphogenesis remains an open question. The increasing use of ex vivo imaging techniques has enabled live tracking of cell behaviors over time in high resolution. While recent studies using these techniques have improved our understanding of tooth morphogenesis, important gaps remain that require additional investigation...
March 21, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323934/menopausal-hormone-therapy-and-type-2-diabetes-prevention-evidence-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
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Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, JoAnn E Manson, John C Stevenson, Vivian A Fonseca
Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the US. Large randomized controlled trials suggest that menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) delays the onset of type 2 diabetes in women. Still, the mechanisms and clinical implications of these associations are a matter of controversy. This review provides an up-to-date analysis and integration of epidemiological, clinical and basic studies, and proposes a mechanistic explanation for the effect of menopause and MHT on type 2 diabetes development and prevention...
March 8, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323830/on-the-evolutionary-origins-of-equity
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Stéphane Debove, Nicolas Baumard, Jean-Baptiste André
Equity, defined as reward according to contribution, is considered a central aspect of human fairness in both philosophical debates and scientific research. Despite large amounts of research on the evolutionary origins of fairness, the evolutionary rationale behind equity is still unknown. Here, we investigate how equity can be understood in the context of the cooperative environment in which humans evolved. We model a population of individuals who cooperate to produce and divide a resource, and choose their cooperative partners based on how they are willing to divide the resource...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323675/30-day-readmission-after-pancreatic-resection-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander V Fisher, Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Stephanie A Campbell-Flohr, Sam J Clarkson, Emily R Winslow, Daniel E Abbott, Sharon M Weber
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify and compare common reasons and risk factors for 30-day readmission after pancreatic resection. BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission after pancreatic resection is common and costly. Many studies have evaluated this problem and numerous discrepancies exist regarding the primary reasons and risk factors for readmission. METHODS: Multiple electronic databases were searched from 2002 to 2016, and 15 relevant articles identified...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323455/the-sleep-of-the-ring-comparison-of-the-%C3%A5-ura-sleep-tracker-against-polysomnography
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Massimiliano de Zambotti, Leonardo Rosas, Ian M Colrain, Fiona C Baker
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To evaluate the performance of a multisensor sleep-tracker (ŌURA ring) against polysomnography (PSG) in measuring sleep and sleep stages. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-one healthy adolescents and young adults (13 females; Age: 17.2 ± 2.4 years). METHODS: Sleep data were recorded using the ŌURA ring and standard PSG on a single laboratory overnight. Metrics were compared using Bland-Altman plots and epoch-by-epoch (EBE) analysis...
March 21, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322973/imidazoline-i2-receptors-an-update
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Jun-Xu Li
Since first introduced more than two decades ago, the research in imidazoline I2 receptors has been steadily increasing. This review provides an update on the current status of I2 receptor pharmacology. Imidazoline I2 receptors or I2 binding sites refer to several (at least four) different proteins that bind to [(3)H]-idazoxan and [(3)H]-2-BFI with high affinity. The molecular identities of the proteins remain elusive. One of the proteins (45 kD) seems to be consistent with the identity of brain creatine kinase...
March 16, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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