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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350027/evaluation-of-drug-exposure-and-metabolism-in-locust-and-zebrafish-brains-using-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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Marvin Villacrez, Karin Hellman, Tatsuya Ono, Yutaka Sugihara, Melinda Rezeli, Fredrik Ek, Gyorgy Marko-Varga, Roger Olsson
Studying how and where drugs are metabolized in the brain is challenging. In an entire organism, peripheral metabolism produces many of the same metabolites as those in the brain, and many of these metabolites can cross the blood-brain barrier from the periphery, thus making the relative contributions of hepatic and brain metabolism difficult to study in vivo. In addition, drugs and metabolites contained in ventricles and in the residual blood of capillaries in the brain may overestimate drugs' and metabolites' concentrations in the brain...
January 19, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349498/plasma-metabolites-associated-with-type-2-diabetes-in-a-swedish-population-a-case-control-study-nested-in-a-prospective-cohort
#2
Lin Shi, Carl Brunius, Marko Lehtonen, Seppo Auriola, Ingvar A Bergdahl, Olov Rolandsson, Kati Hanhineva, Rikard Landberg
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aims of the present work were to identify plasma metabolites that predict future type 2 diabetes, to investigate the changes in identified metabolites among individuals who later did or did not develop type 2 diabetes over time, and to assess the extent to which inclusion of predictive metabolites could improve risk prediction. METHODS: We established a nested case-control study within the Swedish prospective population-based Västerbotten Intervention Programme cohort...
January 18, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348202/molecular-characterization-of-latent-gdf8-reveals-mechanisms-of-activation
#3
Ryan G Walker, Jason C McCoy, Magdalena Czepnik, Melanie J Mills, Adam Hagg, Kelly L Walton, Thomas R Cotton, Marko Hyvönen, Richard T Lee, Paul Gregorevic, Craig A Harrison, Thomas B Thompson
Growth/differentiation factor 8 (GDF8), or myostatin, negatively regulates muscle mass. GDF8 is held in a latent state through interactions with its N-terminal prodomain, much like TGF-β. Using a combination of small-angle X-ray scattering and mutagenesis, we characterized the interactions of GDF8 with its prodomain. Our results show that the prodomain:GDF8 complex can exist in a fully latent state and an activated or "triggered" state where the prodomain remains in complex with the mature domain. However, these states are not reversible, indicating the latent GDF8 is "spring-loaded...
January 18, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347031/fractality-in-nonequilibrium-steady-states-of-quasiperiodic-systems
#4
Vipin Kerala Varma, Clélia de Mulatier, Marko Žnidarič
We investigate the nonequilibrium response of quasiperiodic systems to boundary driving. In particular, we focus on the Aubry-André-Harper model at its metal-insulator transition and the diagonal Fibonacci model. We find that opening the system at the boundaries provides a viable experimental technique to probe its underlying fractality, which is reflected in the fractal spatial dependence of simple observables (such as magnetization) in the nonequilibrium steady state. We also find that the dynamics in the nonequilibrium steady state depends on the length of the chain chosen: generic length chains harbour qualitatively slower transport (different scaling exponent) than Fibonacci length chains, which is in turn slower than in the closed system...
September 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344285/long-noncoding-rna-h19-derived-mir-675-regulates-cell-proliferation-by-down-regulating-e2f-1-in-human-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#5
Ling Ma, Xiaodong Tian, Huahu Guo, Zhengkui Zhang, Chong Du, Feng Wang, Xuehai Xie, Hongqiao Gao, Yan Zhuang, Marko Kornmann, Hong Gao, Yinmo Yang
The long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) H19 has been proven to be overexpressed in human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). H19-induced PDAC cell proliferation is cell cycle-dependent by modulating E2F-1. However, the mechanism of how H19 regulates E2F-1 remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the expression of miR-675 in PDAC tumours and cells, the biological function of miR-675 in PDAC cell proliferation and the possible relationship among H19, miR-675 and E2F-1. As a transcript of the first exon of H19, the level of miR-675 was negatively correlated with H19 expression in microdissected PDAC tissues (r=-0...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341290/early-failure-of-kidney-transplants-in-the-current-era-a-national-cohort-study
#6
Ilkka Helanterä, Juulia Räihä, Patrik Finne, Marko Lempinen
Although short-term outcome after kidney transplantation has improved, a small proportion of grafts are lost during the first year. We characterize in detail all early graft losses in the current era in a nationwide cohort of kidney transplant recipients. Altogether 2447 kidney transplantations, performed between June 2004 and October 2016, were included. All graft losses (return to dialysis or patient death) occurring during the first posttransplant year were characterized. During the first posttranplant year altogether 109 grafts were lost, 67 grafts failed, and 42 patients died...
January 16, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339573/-sup-18-sup-f-choline-pet-ct-for-parathyroid-scintigraphy-significantly-lower-radiation-exposure-of-patients-in-comparison-to-conventional-nuclear-medicine-imaging-approaches
#7
Sebastijan Rep, Marko Hocevar, Janja Vaupotič, Urban Zdesar, Katja Zaletel, Luka Lezaic
Parathyroid subtraction scintigraphy is the most commonly used imaging method for localization of hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands (HPG) in primary hyperparathyroidism, a common endocrine disorder. Hybrid (SPECT/CT) imaging with 99mTc-sestaMIBI (MIBI) at an early and delayed phase (dual-phase imaging) may be the most accurate conventional imaging approach, but includes additional radiation exposure due to added CT imaging. Recently, 18F-choline (FCH) PET/CT was introduced for HPG imaging, which can also be performed using the dual-phase approach...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338917/exercise-training-in-adults-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study-of-continuous-versus-interval-training
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Marko Novaković, Katja Prokšelj, Uroš Rajkovič, Tjaša Vižintin Cuderman, Katja Janša Trontelj, Zlatko Fras, Borut Jug
INTRODUCTION: Adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) have impaired exercise capacity, vascular and cardiac autonomic function, and quality of life (QoL). Specific effects of high-intensity interval or moderate continuous exercise training on these parameters in adults with repaired ToF remain unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty adults with repaired ToF were randomized to either high-intensity interval, moderate intensity continuous training (36 sessions, 2-3 times a week) or usual care (no supervised exercise)...
January 3, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333070/bacterial-infections-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-clinical-characteristics-and-the-role-of-c-reactive-protein
#9
Melanie Deutsch, Spilios Manolakopoulos, Ioannis Andreadis, Markos Giannaris, George Kontos, Hariklia Kranidioti, Maria Pirounaki, John Koskinas
Background: The diagnosis of bacterial infection in cirrhotic patients may be difficult, because of the absence of classical signs such as fever and raised white blood cell count. The role of C-reactive protein (CRP) in this context has not been clearly defined. Methods: Clinical and laboratory characteristics of 210 consecutive cirrhotic patients with (n=100) or without (n=110) bacterial infection were compared with a control group of non-cirrhotic patients with infection (n=106)...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330193/structure-of-the-human-myostatin-precursor-and-determinants-of-growth-factor-latency
#10
Thomas R Cotton, Gerhard Fischer, Xuelu Wang, Jason C McCoy, Magdalena Czepnik, Thomas B Thompson, Marko Hyvönen
Myostatin, a key regulator of muscle mass in vertebrates, is biosynthesised as a latent precursor in muscle and is activated by sequential proteolysis of the pro-domain. To investigate the molecular mechanism by which pro-myostatin remains latent, we have determined the structure of unprocessed pro-myostatin and analysed the properties of the protein in its different forms. Crystal structures and SAXS analyses show that pro-myostatin adopts an open, V-shaped structure with a domain-swapped arrangement. The pro-mature complex, after cleavage of the furin site, has significantly reduced activity compared with the mature growth factor and persists as a stable complex that is resistant to the natural antagonist follistatin...
January 12, 2018: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329852/an-integrated-in-silico-in-vitro-approach-to-assess-the-xenoestrogenic-potential-of-alternaria-mycotoxins-and-metabolites
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Luca Dellafiora, Benedikt Warth, Verena Schmidt, Giorgia Del Favero, Hannes Mikula, Johannes Fröhlich, Doris Marko
Xenoestrogenic mycotoxins may contaminate food and feed posing a public health issue. Besides the zearalenone group, the Alternaria toxin alternariol (AOH) has been described as a potential mycoestrogen. However, the estrogenicity of Alternaria toxins is still largely overlooked and further data are needed to better describe the group toxicity. In the frame of risk assessment, mixed in silico/in vitro approaches already proved to be effective first-line analytical tools. An integrated in silico/in vitro approach was used to investigate the effects of metabolic and chemical modifications on the estrogenicity of AOH...
May 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329658/novel-compounds-with-potent-cdk9-inhibitory-activity-for-the-treatment-of-myeloma
#12
Zsófia Czudor, Mária Balogh, Péter Bánhegyi, Sándor Boros, Nóra Breza, Judit Dobos, Márk Fábián, Zoltán Horváth, Eszter Illyés, Péter Markó, Anna Sipos, Csaba Szántai-Kis, Bálint Szokol, László Őrfi
Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) and Polo-like kinases (PLKs) play key role in the regulation of the cell cycle. The aim of our study was originally the further development of our recently discovered polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) inhibitors. A series of new 2,4-disubstituted pyrimidine derivatives were synthesized around the original hit, but their PLK1 inhibitory activity was very poor. However the novel compounds showed nanomolar CDK9 inhibitory activity and very good antiproliferative effect on multiple myeloma cell lines (RPMI-8226)...
January 2, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328401/long-non-coding-rna-meg3-functions-as-a-tumour-suppressor-and-has-prognostic-predictive-value-in-human-pancreatic-cancer
#13
Ling Ma, Feng Wang, Chong Du, Zhengkui Zhang, Huahu Guo, Xuehai Xie, Hongqiao Gao, Yan Zhuang, Marko Kornmann, Hong Gao, Xiaodong Tian, Yinmo Yang
Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) MEG3 has been demonstrated to be a tumour suppressor in many malignancies. However, the functional role of MEG3 in pancreatic cancer (PC) is unclear. In this study, the expression pattern of MEG3 was evaluated in 25 samples of microdissected PC tissues and 8 PC cell lines and was compared to the expression in adjacent non‑cancerous tissues and a human pancreatic normal epithelial cell line. Loss of MEG3 expression was observed in both the cancerous tissues and cancer cell lines...
January 2, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328271/integrated-diamond-raman-laser-pumped-in-the-near-visible
#14
Pawel Latawiec, Vivek Venkataraman, Amirhassan Shams-Ansari, Matthew Markham, Marko Lončar
Using a high-Q diamond microresonator (Q>300,000) interfaced with high-power-handling directly-written doped-glass waveguides, we demonstrate a Raman laser in an integrated platform pumped in the near-visible. Both TM-to-TE and TE-to-TE lasing is observed, with a Raman lasing threshold as low as 20 mW and Stokes power of over 1 mW at 120 mW pump power. Stokes emission is tuned over a 150 nm (60 THz) bandwidth of approximately 875 nm wavelength, corresponding to 17.5% of the center frequency.
January 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328053/symmetric-spin-orbit-interaction-in-triple-quantum-dot-and-minimisation-of-spin-orbit-leakage-in-cnot-gate
#15
Marko Milivojevic
We analyse spin-orbit interaction in triple quantum dots and show that symmetric spin-orbit Hamiltonian does not follow the standard form used in double quantum dots, as a consequence of the presence of the third dot in the setup. Furthermore, CNOT implementation schemes based on the exchange interaction were studied. It was shown that antisymmetric Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya term is the dominant source of spin-orbit leakage from the computational space. We present a simple scheme for minimisation of leakage that can be implemented in cases where interacting spins enclose parallelogram or equilateral triangle loops...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327131/renal-vein-thrombosis-complicating-severe-acute-pyelonephritis-with-renal-abscesses-and-associated-bacteraemia-caused-by-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli
#16
Stelios F Assimakopoulos, Pantelis Kraniotis, Charalambos Gogos, Markos Marangos
Acute pyelonephritis might be complicated by the formation of renal and perirenal abscesses and very rarely by renal vein thrombosis, which is a life-threatening condition. The main causative agents of acute pyelonephritis are enterobacteriaceae with the incidence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing strains increasing worldwide. We present the case of a 71-year-old Greek man with history of diabetes mellitus and recent hospitalization, who suffered from severe pyelonephritis with renal abscesses formation and associated bacteraemia caused by ESBL-producing Escherichia coli, complicated by extensive thrombosis of the ipsilateral renal vein and its branches, protruding also in the inferior venal cava...
January 11, 2018: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324929/our-solution-for-fusion-of-simultaneusly-acquired-whole-body-scintigrams-and-optical-images-as-usesful-tool-in-clinical-practice-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-carcinomas-after-radioiodine-therapy-a-useful-tool-in-clinical-practice
#17
Milovan Matovic, Milica Jankovic, Marko Barjaktarovic, Marija Jeremic
OBJECTIVE: After radioiodine therapy of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients, whole body scintigraphy (WBS) is standard procedure before releasing the patient from the hospital. A common problem is the precise localization of regions where the iod-avide tissue is located. Sometimes is practically impossible to perform precise topographic localization of such regions. METHOD: In order to face this problem, we have developed a low-cost Vision-Fusion system for web-camera image acquisition simultaneously with routine scintigraphic whole body acquisition including the algorithm for fusion of images given from both cameras...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323142/an-application-of-machine-learning-to-haematological-diagnosis
#18
Gregor Gunčar, Matjaž Kukar, Mateja Notar, Miran Brvar, Peter Černelč, Manca Notar, Marko Notar
Quick and accurate medical diagnoses are crucial for the successful treatment of diseases. Using machine learning algorithms and based on laboratory blood test results, we have built two models to predict a haematologic disease. One predictive model used all the available blood test parameters and the other used only a reduced set that is usually measured upon patient admittance. Both models produced good results, obtaining prediction accuracies of 0.88 and 0.86 when considering the list of five most likely diseases and 0...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323132/assembly-of-an-atypical-%C3%AE-macroglobulin-complex-from-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#19
Samira Zouhir, Mylène Robert-Genthon, Daniel Maragno Trindade, Viviana Job, Marko Nedeljković, Cécile Breyton, Christine Ebel, Ina Attrée, Andréa Dessen
Alpha-2-macroglobulins (A2Ms) are large spectrum protease inhibitors that are major components of the eukaryotic immune system. Pathogenic and colonizing bacteria, such as the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, also carry structural homologs of eukaryotic A2Ms. Two types of bacterial A2Ms have been identified: Type I, much like the eukaryotic form, displays a conserved thioester that is essential for protease targeting, and Type II, which lacks the thioester and to date has been poorly studied despite its ubiquitous presence in Gram-negatives...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322076/a-spline-based-regression-parameter-set-for-creating-customized-dartel-mri-brain-templates-from-infancy-to-old-age
#20
Marko Wilke
This dataset contains the regression parameters derived by analyzing segmented brain MRI images (gray matter and white matter) from a large population of healthy subjects, using a multivariate adaptive regression splines approach. A total of 1919 MRI datasets ranging in age from 1-75 years from four publicly available datasets (NIH, C-MIND, fCONN, and IXI) were segmented using the CAT12 segmentation framework, writing out gray matter and white matter images normalized using an affine-only spatial normalization approach...
February 2018: Data in Brief
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