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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102838/autophagy-dysregulation-in-danon-disease
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Anna Chiara Nascimbeni, Marina Fanin, Corrado Angelini, Marco Sandri
The autophagy-lysosome system is critical for muscle homeostasis and defects in lysosomal function result in a number of inherited muscle diseases, generally referred to as autophagic vacuolar myopathies (AVMs). Among them, Danon Disease (DD) and glycogen storage disease type II (GSDII) are due to primary lysosomal protein defects. DD is characterized by mutations in the lysosome-associated membrane protein 2 (LAMP2) gene. The DD mouse model suggests that inefficient lysosome biogenesis/maturation and impairment of autophagosome-lysosome fusion contribute to the pathogenesis of muscle wasting...
January 19, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102736/dengue-and-zika-viruses-subvert-reticulophagy-by-ns2b3-mediated-cleavage-of-fam134b
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Nicholas J Lennemann, Carolyn B Coyne
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is exploited by a number of diverse viruses during their infectious life cycles. Flaviviruses, including dengue virus (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV), utilize the ER as a source of membranes to establish their replication organelles and to facilitate their assembly and eventual maturation along the secretory pathway. In order to maintain normal homeostasis, host cells have evolved highly efficient processes to dynamically regulate the ER, such as through reticulophagy, a selective form of autophagy that leads to ER degradation...
January 19, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101233/lipid-raft-localization-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-alters-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-expression-in-siha-cells-via-the-mapk-erk-signaling-pathway
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Zongfeng Zhang, Lina Wang, Juan Du, Yuanbo Li, Huilun Yang, Chenxi Li, Hui Li, Haiyang Hu
Matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) has been identified as an important participant in tumor invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) localization to lipid rafts on signaling pathways involved in the regulation of MMP-1 expression in SiHa cells, a cervical cancer cell line. EGFR activation by EGF specifically induced MMP-1 expression at both the messenger RNA and protein levels. Additionally, it was observed that EGFR localized to lipid rafts, and that the redistribution of EGFR induced by lipid raft disruption strengthened EGF-induced MMP-1 expression...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100666/t-type-ca2-channels-are-required-for-enhanced-sympathetic-axon-growth-by-tnf%C3%AE-reverse-signalling
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Lilian Kisiswa, Clara Erice, Laurent Ferron, Sean Wyatt, Catarina Osório, Annette C Dolphin, Alun M Davies
Tumour necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1)-activated TNFα reverse signalling, in which membrane-integrated TNFα functions as a receptor for TNFR1, enhances axon growth from developing sympathetic neurons and plays a crucial role in establishing sympathetic innervation. Here, we have investigated the link between TNFα reverse signalling and axon growth in cultured sympathetic neurons. TNFR1-activated TNFα reverse signalling promotes Ca(2+) influx, and highly selective T-type Ca(2+) channel inhibitors, but not pharmacological inhibitors of L-type, N-type and P/Q-type Ca(2+) channels, prevented enhanced axon growth...
January 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100609/sterol-binding-by-the-tombusviral-replication-proteins-is-essential-for-replication-in-yeast-and-plants
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Kai Xu, Peter D Nagy
: Membranous structures derived from various organelles are important for replication of plus-stranded RNA viruses. Although the important roles of co-opted host proteins in RNA virus replication have been appreciated for a decade, the equally important functions of cellular lipids in virus replication are gaining full attention only recently. Previous works with Tomato bushy stunt tombusvirus (TBSV) in model host yeast have revealed essential roles for phosphatidylethanolamine and sterols in viral replication...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100520/evidence-basis-for-using-perineural-dexmedetomidine-to-enhance-the-quality-of-brachial-plexus-nerve-blocks-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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L Vorobeichik, R Brull, F W Abdallah
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine has been proposed as a perineural local anaesthetic (LA) adjunct to prolong peripheral nerve block duration; however, results from our previous meta-analysis in the setting of brachial plexus block (BPB) did not support its use. Many additional randomized trials have since been published. We thus conducted an updated meta-analysis. METHODS: Randomized trials investigating the addition of dexmedetomidine to LA compared with LA alone (Control) in BPB for upper extremity surgery were sought...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099521/nuclear-localization-and-cleavage-of-stat6-is-induced-by-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-for-viral-latency
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Chong Wang, Caixia Zhu, Fang Wei, Shujun Gao, Liming Zhang, Yuhong Li, Yanling Feng, Yin Tong, Jianqing Xu, Bin Wang, Zhenghong Yuan, Erle S Robertson, Qiliang Cai
Emerging evidence implies that STAT6 plays an important role in both the adaptive and innate immune responses to virus infection. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is an oncogenic γ-herpesvirus agent associated with several human malignancies, including Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and primary effusion lymphomas (PELs). Previously, we demonstrated that KSHV blocks IL-4-induced STAT6 phosphorylation and retains a basal IL-13/STAT6 constitutive activation for cell survival and proliferation. However, the mechanism by which KSHV regulates STAT6 remains largely unknown...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099278/recurrent-median-nerve-injury-in-a-weight-lifter
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Michael A Worobel, Bobby Alexander, Mark Hirsch, Vu Nguyen
Recurrent median neuropathy is an uncommon injury that can be commonly mistaken for other pathological causes. It is important to be aware of the potential causes and symptoms of injury as delay in diagnosis can lead to permanent decrease in hand function and disability. This case is a description of a 33-year-old male patient who previously presented with radicular symptoms and had complete resolution of his pain after a C7 selective nerve root block. Several months after presentation, he developed significant thenar atrophy, localized pain, and weakness associated with weight lifting activities...
February 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098413/dermatomal-spread-following-posterior-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-pediatric-patients-our-initial-experience
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Maria A Hernandez, Tricia Vecchione, Karen Boretsky
INTRODUCTION: Several techniques for the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block have been described. The extent of sensory changes using an ultrasound-guided posterior TAP block (pTAP) remains unclear in pediatric patients. The primary aim of this study was to report the extent of sensory changes achieved with pTAP; specifically the highest thoracic dermatome anesthetized. Secondary outcomes were pain scores (PS), opioid consumption, and complications. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients less than 21 years of age undergoing abdominal surgery with a unilateral or bilateral pTAP(s) for postoperative analgesia...
January 18, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097671/junctional-ectopic-tachycardia-localization-and-procedural-approach-using-cryoablation
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Alyson R Pierick, Ian H Law, Jennifer R Muldonado, Nicholas H VON Bergen
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) may still be difficult to control with antiarrhythmic therapy. Transcatheter ablation can be challenging and may be associated with a high risk of unintended AV block. The objective of this manuscript is to report the procedural technique, the location of the successful ablation and the procedural characteristics while utilizing 3D mapping for cryoablation of JET. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on all patients who had undergone cryothermal ablation for the treatment of JET at a single center...
January 18, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095795/intrathecal-magnesium-sulfate-does-not-reduce-the-ed50-of-intrathecal-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-for-cesarean-delivery-in-healthy-parturients-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-dose-response-trial-using-the-sequential-allocation-method
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Fei Xiao, Wenping Xu, Ying Feng, Feng Fu, Xiaomin Zhang, Yinfa Zhang, Lizhong Wang, Xinzhong Chen
BACKGROUND: Addition of intrathecal magnesium sulfate to local anesthetics has been reported to potentiate spinal anesthesia and prolong analgesia in parturients. The current study was to determine whether intrathecal magnesium sulfate would reduce the dose of hyperbaric bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine and sufentanil for cesarean delivery. METHODS: Sixty healthy parturients undergoing scheduled cesarean delivery were randomly assigned to receive spinal anesthesia with 0...
January 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095260/differential-expression-and-roles-of-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-5-and-the-wingless-homolog-wnt5a-in-periodontitis
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T Maekawa, P Kulwattanaporn, K Hosur, H Domon, M Oda, Y Terao, T Maeda, G Hajishengallis
The Wingless/integrase-1 (Wnt) family of protein ligands and their functional antagonists, secreted frizzled-related proteins (sFRPs), regulate various biological processes ranging from embryonic development to immunity and inflammation. Wnt5a and sFRP5 comprise a typical ligand/antagonist pair, and the former molecule was recently detected at the messenger RNA (mRNA) level in human periodontitis. The main objective of this study was to investigate the interrelationship of expression of Wnt5a and sFRP5 in human periodontitis (as compared to health) and to determine their roles in inflammation and bone loss in an animal model...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094198/late-side-effects-and-cosmetic-results-of-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-with-interstitial-brachytherapy-versus-whole-breast-irradiation-after-breast-conserving-surgery-for-low-risk-invasive-and-in-situ-carcinoma-of-the-female-breast-5-year-results
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Csaba Polgár, Oliver J Ott, Guido Hildebrandt, Daniela Kauer-Dorner, Hellen Knauerhase, Tibor Major, Jaroslaw Lyczek, José Luis Guinot, Jürgen Dunst, Cristina Gutierrez Miguelez, Pavel Slampa, Michael Allgäuer, Kristina Lössl, Bülent Polat, György Kovács, Arnt-René Fischedick, Rainer Fietkau, Alexandra Resch, Anna Kulik, Leo Arribas, Peter Niehoff, Ferran Guedea, Annika Schlamann, Richard Pötter, Christine Gall, Wolfgang Uter, Vratislav Strnad
BACKGROUND: We previously confirmed the non-inferiority of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with interstitial brachytherapy in terms of local control and overall survival compared with whole-breast irradiation for patients with early-stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving surgery in a phase 3 randomised trial. Here, we present the 5-year late side-effects and cosmetic results of the trial. METHODS: We did this randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial at 16 centres in seven European countries...
January 13, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094003/recombinant-thrombomodulin-suppresses-tumor-growth-of-pancreatic-cancer-by-blocking-thrombin-induced-par1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Yoshihiro Shirai, Tadashi Uwagawa, Hiroaki Shiba, Yohta Shimada, Takashi Horiuchi, Nobuhiro Saito, Kenei Furukawa, Toya Ohashi, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND: Thrombomodulin, an anticoagulant that inhibits thrombin-induced growth factor promotion, also has an anti-inflammatory effect. Furthermore, thrombomodulin inhibits nuclear factor-kappa B activation, which plays a crucial role in cancer progression. We assessed the antitumor activity of recombinant thrombomodulin for pancreatic cancer. METHODS: A xenograft orthotopic model was established in mice by implantation of human pancreatic cancer cells. The animals were treated with intraperitoneal injection of recombinant thrombomodulin 5 times a week for 4 weeks...
January 13, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093350/a-visual-screen-for-diet-regulated-proteins-in-the-drosophila-ovary-using-gfp-protein-trap-lines
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Hwei-Jan Hsu, Daniela Drummond-Barbosa
The effect of diet on reproduction is well documented in a large number of organisms; however, much remains to be learned about the molecular mechanisms underlying this connection. The Drosophila ovary has a well described, fast and largely reversible response to diet. Ovarian stem cells and their progeny proliferate and grow faster on a yeast-rich diet than on a yeast-free (poor) diet, and death of early germline cysts, degeneration of early vitellogenic follicles and partial block in ovulation further contribute to the ∼60-fold decrease in egg laying observed on a poor diet...
January 13, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093211/pharmacological-properties-of-sak3-a-novel-t-type-voltage-gated-ca-2-channel-enhancer
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Yasushi Yabuki, Kazuya Matsuo, Hisanao Izumi, Hidaka Haga, Takashi Yoshida, Minoru Wakamori, Akira Kakehi, Kenji Sakimura, Takaichi Fukuda, Kohji Fukunaga
T-type voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels (T-VGCCs) function in the pathophysiology of epilepsy, pain and sleep. However, their role in cognitive function remains unclear. We previously reported that the cognitive enhancer ST101, which stimulates T-VGCCs in rat cortical slices, was a potential Alzheimer's disease therapeutic. Here, we introduce a more potent T-VGCC enhancer, SAK3 (ethyl 8'-methyl-2',4-dioxo-2-(piperidin-1-yl)-2'H-spiro[cyclopentane-1,3'-imidazo [1,2-a]pyridin]-2-ene-3-carboxylate), and characterize its pharmacological properties in brain...
January 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092527/block-matching-distortion-correction-of-echo-planar-images-with-opposite-phase-encoding-directions
#17
Renaud Hedouin, Olivier Commowick, Elise Bannier, Benoit Scherrer, Maxime Taquet, Simon Warfield, Christian Barillot
By shortening the acquisition time of MRI, Echo Planar Imaging (EPI) enables the acqui- sition of a large number of images in a short time, com- patible with clinical constraints as required for diffusion or functional MRI. However such images are subject to large, local distortions disrupting their correspondence with the underlying anatomy. The correction of those distortions is an open problem, especially in regions where large deformations occur. We propose a new block-matching registration method to perform EPI distortion correction based on the acquisition of two EPI with opposite phase encoding directions (PED)...
January 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092011/microbubble-moving-in-blood-flow-in-microchannels-effect-on-the-cell-free-layer-and-cell-local-concentration
#18
David Bento, Lúcia Sousa, Tomoko Yaginuma, Valdemar Garcia, Rui Lima, João M Miranda
Gas embolisms can hinder blood flow and lead to occlusion of the vessels and ischemia. Bubbles in microvessels circulate as tubular bubbles (Taylor bubbles) and can be trapped, blocking the normal flow of blood. To understand how Taylor bubbles flow in microcirculation, in particular, how bubbles disturb the blood flow at the scale of blood cells, experiments were performed in microchannels at a low Capillary number. Bubbles moving with a stream of in vitro blood were filmed with the help of a high-speed camera...
March 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090410/retrospective-analysis-of-heavy-metal-contamination-in-rhode-island-based-on-old-and-new-herbarium-specimens
#19
Sofia M Rudin, David W Murray, Timothy J S Whitfeld
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Herbarium specimens may provide a record of past environmental conditions, including heavy metal pollution. To explore this potential, we compared concentrations of copper, lead, and zinc in historical and new collections from four sites in Rhode Island, USA. METHODS: We compared historical specimens (1846 to 1916) to congener specimens collected in 2015 at three former industrial sites in Providence, Rhode Island, and one nonindustrial site on Block Island...
January 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089912/hiding-clinical-information-in-medical-images-a-new-high-capacity-and-reversible-data-hiding-technique
#20
Shabir A Parah, Farhana Ahad, Javaid A Sheikh, G M Bhat
A new high capacity and reversible data hiding scheme for e-healthcare applications has been presented in this paper. Pixel to Block (PTB) conversion technique has been used as an effective and computationally efficient alternative to interpolation for the cover image generation to ensure reversibility of medical images. A fragile watermark and Block Checksum (computed for each 4 × 4 block) have been embedded in the cover image for facilitating tamper detection and tamper localization, and hence content authentication at receiver...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
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