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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333796/upper-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-symptoms-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Jaber Mustafa, Ilan Asher, Zev Sthoeger
Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is defined as thrombosis of the deep venous system (subclavian, axillary, brachial, ulnar, and radial veins), which drains the upper extremities. It can be caused by thoracic outlet anatomic obstruction, such as Paget-Schroetter syndrome, (primary) or by central intravenous catheters (secondary). UEDVT may be asymptomatic or present with acute severe pain and arm swelling. Clinical suspicion should be confirmed by diagnostic imaging procedures such as duplex ultrasound, computed tomography scan, or magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332829/synchronous-detection-of-ebolavirus-conserved-rna-sequences-and-ebolavirus-encoded-mirna-like-fragment-based-on-a-zwitterionic-copper-ii-metal-organic-framework
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Gui-Hua Qiu, Zi-Hua Weng, Pei-Pei Hu, Wen-Jun Duan, Bao-Ping Xie, Bin Sun, Xiao-Yan Tang, Jin-Xiang Chen
From a three-dimensional (3D) metal-organic framework (MOF) of {[Cu(Cmdcp)(phen)(H2O)]2·9H2O}n (1, H3CmdcpBr = N-carboxymethyl-(3,5-dicarboxyl)pyridinium bromide, phen = phenanthroline), a sensitive and selective fluorescence sensor has been developed for the simultaneous detection of ebolavirus conserved RNA sequences and ebolavirus-encoded microRNA-like (miRNA-like) fragment. The results from molecular dynamics simulation confirmed that MOF 1 absorbs carboxyfluorescein (FAM)-tagged and 5(6)-carboxyrhodamine, triethylammonium salt (ROX)-tagged probe ss-DNA (probe DNA, P-DNA) by π…π stacking and hydrogen bonding, as well as additional electrostatic interactions to form a sensing platform of P-DNAs@1 with quenched FAM and ROX fluorescence...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331900/a-catalytic-and-dual-recycling-amplification-atp-sensor-based-on-target-driven-allosteric-structure-switching-of-aptamer-beacons
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Ying Peng, Daxiu Li, Ruo Yuan, Yun Xiang
Abnormal concentrations of ATP are associated with many diseases and cancers, and quantitative detection of ATP is thus of great importance for disease diagnosis and prognosis. In the present work, we report a new dual recycling amplification sensor integrated with catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA) to achieve high sensitivity for fluorescent detection of ATP. The association of the target ATP with the aptamer beacons causes the allosteric structure switching of the aptamer beacons to expose the toehold regions, which hybridize with and unfold the fluorescently quenched hairpin signal probes (HP1) to recycle the target ATP and to trigger CHA between HP1 and the secondary hairpin probes (HP2) to form HP1/HP2 duplexes...
January 9, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331436/jetstream-atherectomy-system-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-arteries-results-of-the-post-market-jet-registry
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William A Gray, Lawrence A Garcia, Ali Amin, Nicolas W Shammas
OBJECTIVES: To report on procedural, safety, and effectiveness outcomes of real-world practice with the Jetstream rotational atherectomy system for treatment of femoropopliteal artery lesions. BACKGROUND: Safety and effectiveness of treatment with the Jetstream device has been demonstrated in clinical trials, but outcomes during real-world clinical practice have yet to be examined. METHODS: 241 patients (66% male, mean age 67years, 41% diabetes; Rutherford 1-3) with de novo or restenotic (non-stent) femoropopliteal lesions ≥4cm in length were recruited...
December 27, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331428/heating-enhanced-sensitive-and-selective-electrochemical-detection-of-hg2-based-on-t-hg2-t-structure-and-exonuclease-iii-assisted-target-recycling-amplification-strategy-at-heated-gold-disk-electrode
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Shao-Hua Wu, Biao Zhang, Fang-Fang Wang, Zhen-Zhen Mi, Jian-Jun Sun
A sensitive and selective electrochemical Hg2+ sensor was developed based on T-Hg2+-T structure and exonuclease (Exo) III -assisted target recycling amplification at heated gold disk electrode (HAuDE). First, a DNA signal probe P1 was for the first time designed and labeled with ferrocene (Fc) near the attached SH-5'-end, so as to shorten the distance between Fc and the electrode and enhance the initial current of Fc compared with that labeled at the 3'-end far from the electrode. Then the signal amplification was achieved by Exo III-assisted Hg2+ recycling...
January 5, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330211/olanzapine-based-triple-regimens-versus-neurokinin-1-receptor-antagonist-based-triple-regimens-in-preventing-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-associated-with-highly-emetogenic-chemotherapy-a-network-meta-analysis
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Zhonghan Zhang, Yaxiong Zhang, Gang Chen, Shaodong Hong, Yunpeng Yang, Wenfeng Fang, Fan Luo, Xi Chen, Yuxiang Ma, Yuanyuan Zhao, Jianhua Zhan, Cong Xue, Xue Hou, Ting Zhou, Shuxiang Ma, Fangfang Gao, Yan Huang, Likun Chen, Ningning Zhou, Hongyun Zhao, Li Zhang
BACKGROUND: The current antiemetic prophylaxis for patients treated with highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC) included the olanzapine-based triplet and neurokinin-1 receptor antagonists (NK-1RAs)-based triplet. However, which one shows better antiemetic effect remained unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically reviewed 43 trials, involving 16,609 patients with HEC, which compared the following antiemetics at therapeutic dose range for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: olanzapine, aprepitant, casopitant, fosaprepitant, netupitant, and rolapitant...
January 12, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326999/a-semi-rigid-isoindoline-derived-nitroxide-spin-label-for-rna
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Dnyaneshwar B Gophane, Burkhard Endeward, Thomas F Prisner, Snorri Th Sigurdsson
A new isoindoline-derived benzimidazole nitroxide spin label, ImUm, was synthesized and incorporated into RNA oligoribonucleotides. ImUm is the first example of a conformationally unambiguous spin label for RNA, in which the nitroxide N-O bond lies on the same axis as the single bond used to attach the rigid isoindoline-based spin label to a uridine base. This results in minimal displacement of the nitroxide upon rotation of this single bond, which is a useful property for a label to be used for distance measurements...
January 12, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326071/a-rapid-fluorescent-method-for-the-real-time-measurement-of-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-1-activity
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T A Kurgina, R O Anarbaev, M V Sukhanova, O I Lavrik
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP1) is a key enzyme that regulates important cellular processes, including DNA repair. PARP1 binds to a DNA damage site and synthesizes poly(ADP-ribose) chains (PARs), which serve as a signal of DNA damage for other DNA repair enzymes. PARP1 is a recognized target for the development of anti-cancer drugs. In this work, a method is developed that makes it possible to investigate the complex formation of PARP1 with DNA as well as its dissociation by detecting the fluorescence anisotropy of this complex during the poly(ADP-ribose) synthesis...
January 8, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324920/technetium-99m-dimercaptosuccinic-acid-renal-scintigraphy-can-guide-clinical-management-in-congenital-hydronephrosis
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Biljana Bazić-Đorović, Marija Radulović, Marija Šišić, Ljiljana Jauković, Sanja Dugonjić, Dragan Pucar, Zoran Janković, Slobodanka Beatović, Milica Janković, Zoran Krstić, Boris Ajdinović
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate damage of the kidney with technetium-99m-dimercaptosuccinic acid (99mTc-DMSA) scintigraphy in children with congenital hydronephrosis (CH) and the influence of other postnatal associated diagnoses on abnormal 99mTc-DMSA findings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 99mTc-DMSA scintigraphy in 54 children (17 girls and 37 boys), aged from 2 months to 5 years (median 11 months) with 66 congenital hydronephrotic renal units (RU) (42 unilateral hydronephrosis-29 boys and 13 girls; 12 bilateral hydronephrosis-8 boys and 4 girls) was performed...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323674/can-5-methylcytosine-analogues-with-extended-alkyl-side-chains-guide-dna-methylation
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D Kotandeniya, C L Seiler, J Fernandez, S S Pujari, L Curwick, K Murphy, S Wickramaratne, S Yan, D Murphy, Yuk Y Sham, N Y Tretyakova
5-Methylcytosine (MeC) is an endogenous modification of DNA that plays a crucial role in DNA-protein interactions, chromatin structure, epigenetic regulation, and DNA repair. MeC is produced via enzymatic methylation of the C-5 position of cytosine by DNA-methyltransferases (DNMT) which use S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) as a cofactor. Hemimethylated CG dinucleotides generated as a result of DNA replication are specifically recognized and methylated by maintenance DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1). The accuracy of DNMT1-mediated methylation is essential for preserving tissue-specific DNA methylation and thus gene expression patterns...
January 11, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323270/two-three-strand-intermediates-are-processed-during-rad51-driven-dna-strand-exchange
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Kentaro Ito, Yasuto Murayama, Masayuki Takahashi, Hiroshi Iwasaki
During homologous recombination, Rad51 forms a nucleoprotein filament with single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) that undergoes strand exchange with homologous double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). Here, we use real-time analysis to show that strand exchange by fission yeast Rad51 proceeds via two distinct three-strand intermediates, C1 and C2. Both intermediates contain Rad51, but whereas the donor duplex remains intact in C1, the ssDNA strand is intertwined with the complementary strand of the donor duplex in C2. Swi5-Sfr1, an evolutionarily conserved recombination activator, facilitates the C1-C2 transition and subsequent ssDNA release from C2 to complete strand exchange in an ATP-hydrolysis-dependent manner...
January 2018: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322767/ph-dependent-switching-of-base-pairs-using-artificial-nucleobases-with-carboxyl-groups
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Tanasak Kaewsomboon, Shuhei Nishizawa, Takashi Kanamori, Hideya Yuasa, Akihiro Ohkubo
In this study we report synthesis of modified oligonucleotides consisting of benzoic acid or isophthalic acid residues as new nucleobases. As evaluated by UV thermal denaturation analysis at different pH conditions (5.0, 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0), these modified oligonucleotides exhibited pH-dependent recognition of natural nucleobases and one is first found to be capable of base pair switching in response to a pH change. The isophthalic acid residue incorporated into the oligonucleotide on a D-threoninol backbone could preferentially bind with adenine but with guanine in response to a change in the pH conditions from pH 5 to pH 7 (or 8) without significant difference in duplex stability...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322505/impact-of-bistrand-abasic-sites-and-proximate-orientation-on-dna-global-structure-and-duplex-energetics
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Conceição A Minetti, Jeffrey Y Sun, Daniel P Jacobs, Inkoo Kang, David P Remeta, Kenneth J Breslauer
Bistrand lesions embedded within a single helical turn of tridecameric deoxyoligonucleotide duplexes represent a model system for exploring the impact of clustered lesions that occur in vivo and pose a significant challenge to cellular repair machineries. Such investigations are essential for understanding the forces that dictate lesion-induced mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, and cytotoxicity within a context that mimics local helical perturbations caused by an ionizing radiation event. This study characterizes the structural and energy profiles of DNA duplexes harboring synthetic abasic sites (tetrahydrofuran, F) as models of clustered bistrand abasic (AP) lesions...
January 11, 2018: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322463/selection-of-esbl-producing-e-coli-in-a-mouse-intestinal-colonization-model
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Frederik Boëtius Hertz, Karen Leth Nielsen, Niels Frimodt-Møller
Asymptomatic human carriage of antimicrobially drug-resistant pathogens prior to infection is increasing worldwide. Further investigation into the role of this fecal reservoir is important for combatting the increasing antimicrobial resistance problems. Additionally, the damage on the intestinal microflora due to antimicrobial treatment is still not fully understood. Animal models are powerful tools to investigate bacterial colonization subsequent to antibiotic treatment. In this chapter we present a mouse-intestinal colonization model designed to investigate how antibiotics select for an ESBL-producing E...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320682/translational-entropy-and-dna-duplex-stability
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Peter L Privalov, Colyn Crane-Robinson
Investigation of folding/unfolding DNA duplexes of various size and composition by superprecise calorimetry has revised several long-held beliefs concerning the forces responsible for the formation of the double helix. It was established that: 1) the enthalpy and the entropy of duplex unfolding are temperature dependent, increasing with temperature rise and having the same heat capacity increment for CG and AT pairs; 2) the enthalpy of AT melting is greater than that of the CG pair, so the stabilizing effect of the CG pair in comparison with AT results not from its larger enthalpic contribution (as expected from its extra hydrogen bond), but from the larger entropic contribution of the AT pair that results from its ability to fix ordered water in the minor groove and release it upon duplex unfolding; 3) the translation entropy, resulting from the appearance of a new kinetic unit on duplex dissociation, determines the dependence of duplex stability on its length and its concentration (it is an order-of-magnitude smaller than predicted from the statistical mechanics of gases and is fully expressed by the stoichiometric correction term); 4) changes in duplex stability on reshuffling the sequence (the "nearest-neighbor effect") result from the immobilized water molecules fixed by AT pairs in the minor groove; and 5) the evaluated thermodynamic components permit a quantitative expression of DNA duplex stability...
January 9, 2018: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319575/duplex-ultrasonography-assisted-freestyle-pedicled-perforator-flaps-for-the-repair-of-myelomeningocele-defects
#16
Atsushi Imaizumi
BACKGROUND: Perforator flaps have unique advantages that may overcome the shortcomings of conventional approaches to myelomeningocele reconstruction. However, identifying and dissecting tiny perforators in neonates is arduous. We have overcome these obstacles with a freestyle flap approach that uses duplex ultrasonography to locate perforator vessels, allowing for limited superficial dissection. This report describes the duplex ultrasonography-assisted freestyle pedicled perforator flap technique for closure of myelomeningocele defects, with long-term clinical outcomes...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316151/sub-ensemble-monitoring-of-dna-strand-displacement-using-multiparameter-single-molecule-fret
#17
Laura Baltierra-Jasso, Michael Morten, Steven William Magennis
Non-enzymatic DNA strand displacement is an important mechanism in dynamic DNA nanotechnology. Here we show that the large parameter space that is accessible by single-molecule FRET is ideal for the simultaneous monitoring of multiple reactants and products of DNA strand exchange reactions. We monitored the strand displacement from double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) by single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) at 37 °C; the data were modelled as a second-order reaction approaching equilibrium, with a rate constant of ca. 10 M-1 s-1...
January 5, 2018: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315943/supramolecular-recognition-of-three-way-junctions-dna-by-a-cationic-calix-3-carbazole
#18
Zhaozheng Yang, Yan Chen, Gang Li, Zhangmin Tian, Liang Zhao, Xi Wu, Qi Ma, Mingzhe Liu, Peng Yang
DNA three-way junctions (TWJ-DNA) are intermediate structures in DNA replication and/or recombination. They play very important roles in biological processes, but more subtle functions are hitherto unknown due partially to the lack of a fluorescent ligand. In this study, a cationic calix[3]carbazole (2) has been synthesized and its properties of interacting with TWJ-DNA have been evaluated by UV-vis, fluorescence, circular dichroism (CD), gel electrophoresis and 1HNMR studies. The results show that 2 binds to the central hydrophobic cavity of TWJ-DNA...
January 8, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315509/carotid-plaque-volume-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
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S Ball, S Rogers, K Kanesalingam, R Taylor, E Katsogridakis, C McCollum
BACKGROUND: The main indication for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is severity of carotid artery stenosis, even though most strokes in carotid disease are embolic. The relationship between carotid plaque volume (CPV) and symptoms of cerebral ischaemia, and the measurement of CPV by minimally invasive tomographic ultrasound imaging, were investigated. METHODS: The volume of the endarterectomy specimen was measured using a validated saline suspension technique in patients undergoing CEA...
January 8, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315240/the-kiss-switch-brings-inactive-r3c-ligase-ribozyme-back-to-life
#20
Kana Tanizawa, Sayuri Uchida, Eri Kurihara, Takuya Umehara, Koji Tamura
R3C ligase ribozyme catalyzes the nucleophilic attack by a 3'-hydroxyl on a 5'-α-phosphorus of triphosphates to form a 3'-5'-phosphodiester bond. In the present study, although the truncation of R3C ribozyme was accompanied by a large reduction in ligation activity (decrease by two orders of magnitude compared to that of the ligated product of full-length R3C ribozyme after 18.5 h at 23 °C), the introduction of complementary seven-membered kissing-loops served as a "switch" to reactivate the truncated R3C ribozyme with approximately one-fifth of the activity of the full-length R3C ribozyme...
January 9, 2018: Biology
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