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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534453/serotonin-functioning-and-adolescents-alcohol-use-a-genetically-informed-study-examining-mechanisms-of-risk
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Frances L Wang, Laurie Chassin, John E Bates, Danielle Dick, Jennifer E Lansford, Gregory S Pettit, Kenneth A Dodge
The current study used data from two longitudinal samples to test whether self-regulation, depressive symptoms, and aggression/antisociality were mediators in the relation between a polygenic score indexing serotonin (5-HT) functioning and alcohol use in adolescence. The results from an independent genome-wide association study of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid in the cerebrospinal fluid were used to create 5-HT polygenic risk scores. Adolescents and/or parents reported on adolescents' self-regulation (Time 1), depressive symptoms (Time 2), aggression/antisociality (Time 2), and alcohol use (Time 3)...
May 23, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529873/white-matter-hyperintensities-are-seen-only-in-grn-mutation-carriers-in-the-genfi-cohort
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Carole H Sudre, Martina Bocchetta, David Cash, David L Thomas, Ione Woollacott, Katrina M Dick, John van Swieten, Barbara Borroni, Daniela Galimberti, Mario Masellis, Maria Carmela Tartaglia, James B Rowe, Caroline Graff, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Giovanni Frisoni, Robert Laforce, Elizabeth Finger, Alexandre de Mendonça, Sandro Sorbi, Sébastien Ourselin, M Jorge Cardoso, Jonathan D Rohrer
Genetic frontotemporal dementia is most commonly caused by mutations in the progranulin (GRN), microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) and chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9orf72) genes. Previous small studies have reported the presence of cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in genetic FTD but this has not been systematically studied across the different mutations. In this study WMH were assessed in 180 participants from the Genetic FTD Initiative (GENFI) with 3D T1- and T2-weighed magnetic resonance images: 43 symptomatic (7 GRN, 13 MAPT and 23 C9orf72), 61 presymptomatic mutation carriers (25 GRN, 8 MAPT and 28 C9orf72) and 76 mutation negative non-carrier family members...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506866/non-maturational-covariates-for-dynamic-systems-pharmacology-models-in-neonates-infants-and-children-filling-the-gaps-beyond-developmental-pharmacology
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Karel Allegaert, Sinno H P Simons, Dick Tibboel, Elke Krekels, Catherijne Knibbe, John van den Anker
Pharmacokinetics and -dynamics show important changes throughout childhood. Studies on the different maturational processes that influence developmental pharmacology have been used to create population PK/PD models that can yield individualized pediatric drug dosages. These models were subsequently translated to semi-physiologically or physiology-based PK (PBPK) models that support predictions in pediatric patient cohorts and other special populations. Although these translational efforts are crucial, these models should be further improved towards individual patient predictions by including knowledge on non-maturational covariates...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502674/evidence-based-drug-treatment-for-special-patient-populations-through-model-based-approaches
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Elke H J Krekels, J G Coen van Hasselt, John N van den Anker, Karel Allegaert, Dick Tibboel, Catherijne A J Knibbe
The majority of marketed drugs remain understudied in some patient populations such as pregnant women, paediatrics, the obese, the critically-ill, and the elderly. As a consequence, currently used dosing regimens may not assure optimal efficacy or minimal toxicity in these patients. Given the vulnerability of some subpopulations and the challenges and costs of performing clinical studies in these populations, cutting-edge approaches are needed to effectively develop evidence-based and individualized drug dosing regimens...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499112/polygenic-risk-personality-dimensions-and-adolescent-alcohol-use-problems-a-longitudinal-study
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James J Li, Jeanne E Savage, Kenneth S Kendler, Matthew Hickman, Liam Mahedy, John Macleod, Jaakko Kaprio, Richard J Rose, Danielle M Dick
OBJECTIVE: Alcohol use problems are common during adolescence and can predict serious negative outcomes in adulthood, including substance dependence and psychopathology. The current study examines the notion that alcohol use problems are driven by polygenic influences and that genetic influences may indirectly affect alcohol use problems through multiple pathways of risk, including variations in personality. METHOD: We used a genome-wide approach to examine associations between genetic risk for alcohol use problems, personality dimensions, and adolescent alcohol use problems in two separate longitudinal population-based samples, the Finnish Twin Cohort (FinnTwin12) and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)...
May 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481221/gene-expression-and-mutation-guided-synthetic-lethality-eradicates-proliferating-and-quiescent-leukemia-cells
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Margaret Nieborowska-Skorska, Katherine Sullivan, Yashodhara Dasgupta, Paulina Podszywalow-Bartnicka, Grazyna Hoser, Silvia Maifrede, Esteban Martinez, Daniela Di Marcantonio, Elisabeth Bolton-Gillespie, Kimberly Cramer-Morales, Jaewong Lee, Min Li, Artur Slupianek, Daniel Gritsyuk, Sabine Cerny-Reiterer, Ilona Seferynska, Tomasz Stoklosa, Lars Bullinger, Huaqing Zhao, Vera Gorbunova, Katarzyna Piwocka, Peter Valent, Curt I Civin, Markus Muschen, John E Dick, Jean C Y Wang, Smita Bhatia, Ravi Bhatia, Kolia Eppert, Mark D Minden, Stephen M Sykes, Tomasz Skorski
Quiescent and proliferating leukemia cells accumulate highly lethal DNA double-strand breaks that are repaired by 2 major mechanisms: BRCA-dependent homologous recombination and DNA-dependent protein kinase-mediated (DNA-PK-mediated) nonhomologous end-joining, whereas DNA repair pathways mediated by poly(ADP)ribose polymerase 1 (PARP1) serve as backups. Here we have designed a personalized medicine approach called gene expression and mutation analysis (GEMA) to identify BRCA- and DNA-PK-deficient leukemias either directly, using reverse transcription-quantitative PCR, microarrays, and flow cytometry, or indirectly, by the presence of oncogenes such as BCR-ABL1...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440866/a-prospective-comparison-of-how-the-level-of-response-to-alcohol-and-impulsivity-relate-to-future-dsm-iv-alcohol-problems-in-the-coga-youth-panel
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Marc A Schuckit, Tom L Smith, George Danko, Robert Anthenelli, Lara Schoen, Mari Kawamura, John Kramer, Danielle M Dick, Zoe Neale, Samuel Kuperman, Vivia McCutcheon, Andrey P Anokhin, Victor Hesselbrock, Michie Hesselbrock, Kathleen Bucholz
BACKGROUND: Alcohol problems reflect both environmental and genetic characteristics that often operate through endophenotypes like low levels of response (low LRs) to alcohol and higher impulsivity. Relationships of these preexisting characteristics to alcohol problems have been studied, but few analyses have included both low LR and impulsivity in the same model. METHODS: We extracted prospective data from 1,028 participants in the Prospective Youth Sample of the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA)...
April 25, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426849/effect-of-adalimumab-on-visual-functioning-in-patients-with-noninfectious-intermediate-uveitis-posterior-uveitis-and-panuveitis-in-the-visual-1-and-visual-2-trials
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John Sheppard, Avani Joshi, Keith A Betts, Stacie Hudgens, Samir Tari, Naijun Chen, Martha Skup, Andrew D Dick
Importance: Adalimumab was recently approved for the treatment of noninfectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, and panuveitis. Objective: To assess the effect of adalimumab on the visual functioning and quality of life in patients with corticosteroid-dependent noninfectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, and panuveitis. Design: A post hoc analysis of clinical trials of adults with active (VISUAL-1) and inactive (VISUAL-2) noninfectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, and panuveitis was conducted in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, Australia, Latin America, and Japan...
April 20, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346442/identification-of-12-new-susceptibility-loci-for-different-histotypes-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Catherine M Phelan, Karoline B Kuchenbaecker, Jonathan P Tyrer, Siddhartha P Kar, Kate Lawrenson, Stacey J Winham, Joe Dennis, Ailith Pirie, Marjorie J Riggan, Ganna Chornokur, Madalene A Earp, Paulo C Lyra, Janet M Lee, Simon Coetzee, Jonathan Beesley, Lesley McGuffog, Penny Soucy, Ed Dicks, Andrew Lee, Daniel Barrowdale, Julie Lecarpentier, Goska Leslie, Cora M Aalfs, Katja K H Aben, Marcia Adams, Julian Adlard, Irene L Andrulis, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia Antonenkova, Gerasimos Aravantinos, Norbert Arnold, Banu K Arun, Brita Arver, Jacopo Azzollini, Judith Balmaña, Susana N Banerjee, Laure Barjhoux, Rosa B Barkardottir, Yukie Bean, Matthias W Beckmann, Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel, Javier Benitez, Marina Bermisheva, Marcus Q Bernardini, Michael J Birrer, Line Bjorge, Amanda Black, Kenneth Blankstein, Marinus J Blok, Clara Bodelon, Natalia Bogdanova, Anders Bojesen, Bernardo Bonanni, Åke Borg, Angela R Bradbury, James D Brenton, Carole Brewer, Louise Brinton, Per Broberg, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Fiona Bruinsma, Joan Brunet, Bruno Buecher, Ralf Butzow, Saundra S Buys, Trinidad Caldes, Maria A Caligo, Ian Campbell, Rikki Cannioto, Michael E Carney, Terence Cescon, Salina B Chan, Jenny Chang-Claude, Stephen Chanock, Xiao Qing Chen, Yoke-Eng Chiew, Jocelyne Chiquette, Wendy K Chung, Kathleen B M Claes, Thomas Conner, Linda S Cook, Jackie Cook, Daniel W Cramer, Julie M Cunningham, Aimee A D'Aloisio, Mary B Daly, Francesca Damiola, Sakaeva Dina Damirovna, Agnieszka Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Fanny Dao, Rosemarie Davidson, Anna DeFazio, Capucine Delnatte, Kimberly F Doheny, Orland Diez, Yuan Chun Ding, Jennifer Anne Doherty, Susan M Domchek, Cecilia M Dorfling, Thilo Dörk, Laure Dossus, Mercedes Duran, Matthias Dürst, Bernd Dworniczak, Diana Eccles, Todd Edwards, Ros Eeles, Ursula Eilber, Bent Ejlertsen, Arif B Ekici, Steve Ellis, Mingajeva Elvira, Kevin H Eng, Christoph Engel, D Gareth Evans, Peter A Fasching, Sarah Ferguson, Sandra Fert Ferrer, James M Flanagan, Zachary C Fogarty, Renée T Fortner, Florentia Fostira, William D Foulkes, George Fountzilas, Brooke L Fridley, Tara M Friebel, Eitan Friedman, Debra Frost, Patricia A Ganz, Judy Garber, María J García, Vanesa Garcia-Barberan, Andrea Gehrig, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Anne-Marie Gerdes, Graham G Giles, Rosalind Glasspool, Gord Glendon, Andrew K Godwin, David E Goldgar, Teodora Goranova, Martin Gore, Mark H Greene, Jacek Gronwald, Stephen Gruber, Eric Hahnen, Christopher A Haiman, Niclas Håkansson, Ute Hamann, Thomas V O Hansen, Patricia A Harrington, Holly R Harris, Jan Hauke, Alexander Hein, Alex Henderson, Michelle A T Hildebrandt, Peter Hillemanns, Shirley Hodgson, Claus K Høgdall, Estrid Høgdall, Frans B L Hogervorst, Helene Holland, Maartje J Hooning, Karen Hosking, Ruea-Yea Huang, Peter J Hulick, Jillian Hung, David J Hunter, David G Huntsman, Tomasz Huzarski, Evgeny N Imyanitov, Claudine Isaacs, Edwin S Iversen, Louise Izatt, Angel Izquierdo, Anna Jakubowska, Paul James, Ramunas Janavicius, Mats Jernetz, Allan Jensen, Uffe Birk Jensen, Esther M John, Sharon Johnatty, Michael E Jones, Päivi Kannisto, Beth Y Karlan, Anthony Karnezis, Karin Kast, Catherine J Kennedy, Elza Khusnutdinova, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Johanna I Kiiski, Sung-Won Kim, Susanne K Kjaer, Martin Köbel, Reidun K Kopperud, Torben A Kruse, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk, Ava Kwong, Yael Laitman, Diether Lambrechts, Nerea Larrañaga, Melissa C Larson, Conxi Lazaro, Nhu D Le, Loic Le Marchand, Jong Won Lee, Shashikant B Lele, Arto Leminen, Dominique Leroux, Jenny Lester, Fabienne Lesueur, Douglas A Levine, Dong Liang, Clemens Liebrich, Jenna Lilyquist, Loren Lipworth, Jolanta Lissowska, Karen H Lu, Jan Lubinński, Craig Luccarini, Lene Lundvall, Phuong L Mai, Gustavo Mendoza-Fandiño, Siranoush Manoukian, Leon F A G Massuger, Taymaa May, Sylvie Mazoyer, Jessica N McAlpine, Valerie McGuire, John R McLaughlin, Iain McNeish, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer, Alfons Meindl, Usha Menon, Arjen R Mensenkamp, Melissa A Merritt, Roger L Milne, Gillian Mitchell, Francesmary Modugno, Joanna Moes-Sosnowska, Melissa Moffitt, Marco Montagna, Kirsten B Moysich, Anna Marie Mulligan, Jacob Musinsky, Katherine L Nathanson, Lotte Nedergaard, Roberta B Ness, Susan L Neuhausen, Heli Nevanlinna, Dieter Niederacher, Robert L Nussbaum, Kunle Odunsi, Edith Olah, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Håkan Olsson, Curtis Olswold, David M O'Malley, Kai-Ren Ong, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Nicholas Orr, Sandra Orsulic, Ana Osorio, Domenico Palli, Laura Papi, Tjoung-Won Park-Simon, James Paul, Celeste L Pearce, Inge Søkilde Pedersen, Petra H M Peeters, Bernard Peissel, Ana Peixoto, Tanja Pejovic, Liisa M Pelttari, Jennifer B Permuth, Paolo Peterlongo, Lidia Pezzani, Georg Pfeiler, Kelly-Anne Phillips, Marion Piedmonte, Malcolm C Pike, Anna M Piskorz, Samantha R Poblete, Timea Pocza, Elizabeth M Poole, Bruce Poppe, Mary E Porteous, Fabienne Prieur, Darya Prokofyeva, Elizabeth Pugh, Miquel Angel Pujana, Pascal Pujol, Paolo Radice, Johanna Rantala, Christine Rappaport-Fuerhauser, Gad Rennert, Kerstin Rhiem, Patricia Rice, Andrea Richardson, Mark Robson, Gustavo C Rodriguez, Cristina Rodríguez-Antona, Jane Romm, Matti A Rookus, Mary Anne Rossing, Joseph H Rothstein, Anja Rudolph, Ingo B Runnebaum, Helga B Salvesen, Dale P Sandler, Minouk J Schoemaker, Leigha Senter, V Wendy Setiawan, Gianluca Severi, Priyanka Sharma, Tameka Shelford, Nadeem Siddiqui, Lucy E Side, Weiva Sieh, Christian F Singer, Hagay Sobol, Honglin Song, Melissa C Southey, Amanda B Spurdle, Zsofia Stadler, Doris Steinemann, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Rebecca Sutphen, Christian Sutter, Anthony J Swerdlow, Csilla I Szabo, Lukasz Szafron, Yen Y Tan, Jack A Taylor, Muy-Kheng Tea, Manuel R Teixeira, Soo-Hwang Teo, Kathryn L Terry, Pamela J Thompson, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim Thomsen, Darcy L Thull, Laima Tihomirova, Anna V Tinker, Marc Tischkowitz, Silvia Tognazzo, Amanda Ewart Toland, Alicia Tone, Britton Trabert, Ruth C Travis, Antonia Trichopoulou, Nadine Tung, Shelley S Tworoger, Anne M van Altena, David Van Den Berg, Annemarie H van der Hout, Rob B van der Luijt, Mattias Van Heetvelde, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Elizabeth J van Rensburg, Adriaan Vanderstichele, Raymonda Varon-Mateeva, Ana Vega, Digna Velez Edwards, Ignace Vergote, Robert A Vierkant, Joseph Vijai, Athanassios Vratimos, Lisa Walker, Christine Walsh, Dorothea Wand, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Barbara Wappenschmidt, Penelope M Webb, Clarice R Weinberg, Jeffrey N Weitzel, Nicolas Wentzensen, Alice S Whittemore, Juul T Wijnen, Lynne R Wilkens, Alicja Wolk, Michelle Woo, Xifeng Wu, Anna H Wu, Hannah Yang, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Argyrios Ziogas, Kristin K Zorn, Steven A Narod, Douglas F Easton, Christopher I Amos, Joellen M Schildkraut, Susan J Ramus, Laura Ottini, Marc T Goodman, Sue K Park, Linda E Kelemen, Harvey A Risch, Mads Thomassen, Kenneth Offit, Jacques Simard, Rita Katharina Schmutzler, Dennis Hazelett, Alvaro N Monteiro, Fergus J Couch, Andrew Berchuck, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Ellen L Goode, Thomas A Sellers, Simon A Gayther, Antonis C Antoniou, Paul D P Pharoah
To identify common alleles associated with different histotypes of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), we pooled data from multiple genome-wide genotyping projects totaling 25,509 EOC cases and 40,941 controls. We identified nine new susceptibility loci for different EOC histotypes: six for serous EOC histotypes (3q28, 4q32.3, 8q21.11, 10q24.33, 18q11.2 and 22q12.1), two for mucinous EOC (3q22.3 and 9q31.1) and one for endometrioid EOC (5q12.3). We then performed meta-analysis on the results for high-grade serous ovarian cancer with the results from analysis of 31,448 BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, including 3,887 mutation carriers with EOC...
May 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345945/gaze-control-during-interceptive-actions-with-different-spatiotemporal-demands
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José A Navia, Matt Dicks, John van der Kamp, Luis M Ruiz
It is widely accepted that the sources of information used to guide interceptive actions depend on conflicting spatiotemporal task demands. However, there is a paucity of evidence that shows how information pick-up during interceptive actions is adapted to such conflicting constraints. The present study therefore examined the effects of systematic manipulations of spatiotemporal constraints on performance, timing and gaze in an in situ interceptive action. To this end, expert futsal goalkeepers faced penalty kicks taken from 10 m and 6 m...
April 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340002/overexpression-of-the-rice-sumo-e3-ligase-gene-ossiz1-in-cotton-enhances-drought-and-heat-tolerance-and-substantially-improves-fiber-yields-in-the-field-under-reduced-irrigation-and-rainfed-conditions
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Neelam Mishra, Li Sun, Xunlu Zhu, Jennifer Smith, Anurag Prakash Srivastava, Xiaojie Yang, Necla Pehlivan, Nardana Esmaeili, Hong Luo, Guoxin Shen, Don Jones, Dick Auld, John Burke, Paxton Payton, Hong Zhang
The Arabidopsis SUMO E3 ligase gene AtSIZ1 plays important roles in plant response to abiotic stresses as loss of function in AtSIZ1 leads to increased sensitivity to drought, heat and salt stresses. Overexpression of the AtSIZ1 rice homolog, OsSIZ1, leads to increased heat and drought tolerance in bentgrass, suggesting that the function of the E3 ligase SIZ1 is highly conserved in plants and it plays a critical role in abiotic stress responses. To test the possibility that the SUMO E3 ligase could be used to engineer drought- and heat-tolerant crops, the rice gene OsSIZ1 was overexpressed in cotton...
April 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316912/intensity-of-commonly-reported-classroom-based-physical-activity-opportunities-in-public-schools
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Timothy K Behrens, Whitney M Holeva, Dick Carpenter, Elizabeth Tucker, Carmen Luna, John Donovan, Julaine Field, Cheryl Kelly
The purpose of this study was to examine the intensity levels of PA opportunities offered in public school classrooms. Schools (N = 101) in school districts (N = 25) reported PA opportunities offered in classrooms using an online data collection tool over a two-year period (2014-2016). Using a randomized sampling technique, 20-30% of teachers in each school were selected each week to report PA in their classroom. These responses resulted in N = 18,210 usable responses. A researcher determined the intensity of PA opportunities using the 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities as a guideline; two additional researchers confirmed the coded categories...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302424/external-validation-of-the-universal-termination-of-resuscitation-rule-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-british-columbia
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Brian Grunau, John Taylor, Frank X Scheuermeyer, Robert Stenstrom, William Dick, Takahisa Kawano, David Barbic, Ian Drennan, Jim Christenson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The Universal Termination of Resuscitation Rule (TOR Rule) was developed to identify out-of-hospital cardiac arrests eligible for field termination of resuscitation, avoiding futile transportation to the hospital. The validity of the rule in emergency medical services (EMS) systems that do not routinely transport out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to the hospital is unknown. We seek to validate the TOR Rule in British Columbia. METHODS: This study included consecutive, nontraumatic, adult, out-of-hospital cardiac arrests treated by EMS in British Columbia from April 2011 to September 2015...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299409/nothing-magical-pantomimed-grasping-is-controlled-by-the-ventral-system
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Thijs Rinsma, John van der Kamp, Matt Dicks, Rouwen Cañal-Bruland
In a recent amendment to the two-visual-system model, it has been proposed that actions must result in tactile contact with the goal object for the dorsal system to become engaged (Whitwell et al., Neuropsychologia 55:41-50, 2014). The present study tested this addition by assessing the use of allocentric information in normal and pantomime actions. To this end, magicians, and participants who were inexperienced in performing pantomime actions made normal and pantomime grasps toward objects embedded in the Müller-Lyer illusion...
March 15, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260350/morphine-treatment-for-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-huge-dosing-variability-underscores-the-need-for-a-better-clinical-study-design
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Paola Mian, Dick Tibboel, Enno D Wildschut, John N van den Anker, Karel Allegaert
INTRODUCTION: At present, morphine is the most commonly used first-line therapy to treat Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Unfortunately, there is still lack of evidence and consensus to guide pharmacologic therapy for NAS. In this review, we provide an overview on dosing regimens of morphine currently reported to treat NAS, with the aim to stimulate discussion on the need for a standardized dosing through better study design. METHODS: A search strategy was performed in Pubmed to identify studies that provide a dosing regimen used, or advised by a review or guideline for morphine to treat NAS...
March 3, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256726/covariation-and-phenotypic-integration-in-chemical-communication-displays-biosynthetic-constraints-and-eco-evolutionary-implications
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Robert R Junker, Jonas Kuppler, Luisa Amo, James D Blande, Renee M Borges, Nicole M van Dam, Marcel Dicke, Stefan Dötterl, Bodil K Ehlers, Florian Etl, Jonathan Gershenzon, Robert Glinwood, Rieta Gols, Astrid T Groot, Martin Heil, Mathias Hoffmeister, Jarmo K Holopainen, Stefan Jarau, Lena John, Andre Kessler, Jette T Knudsen, Christian Kost, Anne-Amélie C Larue-Kontic, Sara Diana Leonhardt, Dani Lucas-Barbosa, Cassie J Majetic, Florian Menzel, Amy L Parachnowitsch, Rémy S Pasquet, Erik H Poelman, Robert A Raguso, Joachim Ruther, Florian P Schiestl, Thomas Schmitt, Dorothea Tholl, Sybille B Unsicker, Niels Verhulst, Marcel E Visser, Berhane T Weldegergis, Tobias G Köllner
Chemical communication is ubiquitous. The identification of conserved structural elements in visual and acoustic communication is well established, but comparable information on chemical communication displays (CCDs) is lacking. We assessed the phenotypic integration of CCDs in a meta-analysis to characterize patterns of covariation in CCDs and identified functional or biosynthetically constrained modules. Poorly integrated plant CCDs (i.e. low covariation between scent compounds) support the notion that plants often utilize one or few key compounds to repel antagonists or to attract pollinators and enemies of herbivores...
March 3, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226201/genomewide-association-study-of-alcohol-dependence-identifies-risk-loci-altering-ethanol-response-behaviors-in-model-organisms
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Amy E Adkins, Laura M Hack, Tim B Bigdeli, Vernell S Williamson, G Omari McMichael, Mohammed Mamdani, Alexis C Edwards, Fazil Aliev, Robin F Chan, Poonam Bhandari, Richard C Raabe, Joseph T Alaimo, GinaMari G Blackwell, Arden Moscati, Ryan S Poland, Benjamin Rood, Diana G Patterson, Dermot Walsh, John B Whitfield, Gu Zhu, Grant W Montgomery, Anjali K Henders, Nicholas G Martin, Andrew C Heath, Pamela A F Madden, Josef Frank, Monika Ridinger, Norbert Wodarz, Michael Soyka, Peter Zill, Marcus Ising, Markus M Nöthen, Falk Kiefer, Marcella Rietschel, Joel Gelernter, Richard Sherva, Ryan Koesterer, Laura Almasy, Hongyu Zhao, Henry R Kranzler, Lindsay A Farrer, Brion S Maher, Carol A Prescott, Danielle M Dick, Silviu A Bacanu, Laura D Mathies, Andrew G Davies, Vladimir I Vladimirov, Mike Grotewiel, M Scott Bowers, Jill C Bettinger, Bradley T Webb, Michael F Miles, Kenneth S Kendler, Brien P Riley
BACKGROUND: Alcohol dependence (AD) shows evidence for genetic liability, but genes influencing risk remain largely unidentified. METHODS: We conducted a genomewide association study in 706 related AD cases and 1,748 unscreened population controls from Ireland. We sought replication in 15,496 samples of European descent. We used model organisms (MOs) to assess the role of orthologous genes in ethanol (EtOH)-response behaviors. We tested 1 primate-specific gene for expression differences in case/control postmortem brain tissue...
May 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225764/cynomolgus-macaques-naturally-infected-with-trypanosoma-cruzi-i-exhibit-an-overall-mixed-pro-inflammatory-modulated-cytokine-signature-characteristic-of-human-chagas-disease
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Danielle Marquete Vitelli-Avelar, Renato Sathler-Avelar, Armanda Moreira Mattoso-Barbosa, Nicolas Gouin, Marcelo Perdigão-de-Oliveira, Leydiane Valério-Dos-Reis, Ronaldo Peres Costa, Silvana Maria Elói-Santos, Matheus de Souza Gomes, Laurence Rodrigues do Amaral, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Edward J Dick, Gene B Hubbard, Jane F VandeBerg, John L VandeBerg
BACKGROUND: Non-human primates have been shown to be useful models for Chagas disease. We previously reported that natural T. cruzi infection of cynomolgus macaques triggers clinical features and immunophenotypic changes of peripheral blood leukocytes resembling those observed in human Chagas disease. In the present study, we further characterize the cytokine-mediated microenvironment to provide supportive evidence of the utility of cynomolgus macaques as a model for drug development for human Chagas disease...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213124/reciprocal-relationships-between-substance-use-and-disorders-and-suicidal-ideation-and-suicide-attempts-in-the-collaborative-study-of-the-genetics-of-alcoholism
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Arpana Agrawal, Rebecca Tillman, Richard A Grucza, Elliot C Nelson, Vivia V McCutcheon, Lauren Few, Kenneth R Conner, Michael T Lynskey, Danielle M Dick, Howard J Edenberg, Victor M Hesselbrock, John R Kramer, Samuel Kuperman, John I Nurnberger, Marc A Schuckit, Bernice Porjesz, Kathleen K Bucholz
BACKGROUND: Substance use and misuse and suicidal thoughts and behaviors tend to co-occur. The purpose of this study was to examine whether (a) suicidal ideation and attempt are related to onset of alcohol, nicotine and cannabis use and dependence; (b) early use of alcohol, nicotine and cannabis is associated with onset of suicidal ideation and attempt; and (c) whether these associations persist while controlling for covariates, such as family history of alcohol problems, major depression and other internalizing and externalizing disorders...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204896/detection-of-a-novel-gammaherpesvirus-genus-rhadinovirus-in-wild-muntjac-deer-in-northern-ireland
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John McKillen, Kayleigh Hogg, Paula Lagan, Cheryl Ball, Simon Doherty, Neil Reid, Lisa Collins, Jaimie T A Dick
This study represents the initial part of an investigation into the potential for non-native, wild, free-living muntjac deer (Muntiacus reevesi) to carry viruses that could be a threat to livestock. A degenerate PCR assay was used to screen a range of tissues from muntjac deer culled in Northern Ireland for the presence of herpesviral nucleic acids. This was followed by sequencing of PCR amplicons and phylogenetic analysis. We report the detection of a novel gammaherpesvirus most closely related to a type 2 ruminant rhadinovirus from mule deer...
June 2017: Archives of Virology
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