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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643263/genome-editing-of-the-ascidian-ciona-intestinalis-with-tale-nuclease
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Yasunori Sasakura, Keita Yoshida, Nicholas Treen
The ascidian Ciona intestinalis is an important model animal for studying developmental mechanisms for constructing the chordate body. Although molecular and embryological techniques for manipulating Ciona genes were developed a long time ago, recent achievements of genome editing in this animal have innovated functional analyses of genes in Ciona. Particularly, knockout of genes in the G0 generation coupled with tissue-specific expression of TALENs enables us to rapidly address gene functions that were difficult using previous methods...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638294/persistent-sciatic-artery-a-favorable-anatomic-variant-in-a-setting-of-trauma
#2
William Shaffer, Mary Maher, Michael Maristany, Bahri Ustunsoz, Bradley Spieler
BACKGROUND: Persistent sciatic artery (PSA) is a rare congenital anomaly of the circulation of the lower limb that results from the persistence of an artery that normally regresses early in embryonic development. PSA is usually an incidental finding and is exceedingly rare to find bilaterally. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a rare presentation of PSA that resulted in a favorable outcome for a patient who sustained a gunshot wound to his midthigh and discuss the history, embryology, anatomy, classification schema, imaging evaluation, complications, diagnosis, and management of PSA...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631322/prolonged-embryogenesis-in-austrobaileya-scandens-austrobaileyaceae-its-ecological-and-evolutionary-significance
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Juan M Losada, Julien B Bachelier, William E Friedman
The embryology of basal angiosperm lineages (Amborella, Nymphaeales and Austrobaileyales) is central to reconstructing the early evolution of flowering plants. Previous studies have shown that mature seeds in Austrobaileyales are albuminous, with a small embryo surrounded by a substantial diploid endosperm. However, little is known of seed ontogeny and seedling germination in Austrobaileya scandens, sister to all other extant Austrobaileyales. Standard histochemical techniques were used to study ovule/seed development and germination of Austrobaileya...
July 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631052/anatomic-variations-of-the-spleen-current-state-of-terminology-classification-and-embryological-background
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REVIEW
Ivan Varga, Jozef Babala, David Kachlik
A thorough understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and development of the spleen is essential for determining the pathophysiological mechanisms underpinning splenic diseases and congenital variations. The aim of this review is to briefly summarize current knowledge regarding the normal development of the spleen, and to provide an overview of clinically relevant congenital splenic variations. These include such variations as asplenia, polysplenia, hyposplenia, lobulation of spleen, accessory spleens, accessory splenic nodules, wandering spleen, splenogonadal and splenopancreatic fusion, splenic cysts, and cavernous haemangioma of the spleen...
June 19, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628000/epigenetics-inflammation-and-metabolism-in-right-heart-failure-associated-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#5
Nolwenn Samson, Roxane Paulin
Right ventricular failure (RVF) is the most important prognostic factor for both morbidity and mortality in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), but also occurs in numerous other common diseases and conditions, including left ventricle dysfunction. RVF remains understudied compared with left ventricular failure (LVF). However, right and left ventricles have many differences at the morphological level or the embryologic origin, and respond differently to pressure overload. Therefore, knowledge from the left ventricle cannot be extrapolated to the right ventricle...
June 19, 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625869/an-historical-perspective-on-the-pioneering-experiments-of-john-saunders
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REVIEW
Cheryll Tickle
John Saunders was a highly skilled embryologist who pioneered the study of limb development. His studies on chick embryos provided the fundamental framework for understanding how vertebrate limbs develop. This framework inspired generations of scientists and formed the bridge from experimental embryology to molecular mechanisms. Saunders investigated how feathers become organized into tracts in the skin of the chick wing and also identified regions of programmed cell death. He discovered that a region of thickened ectoderm that rims the chick wing bud - the apical ectodermal ridge - is required for outgrowth and the laying down of structures along the proximo-distal axis (long axis) of the wing, identified the zone of polarizing activity (ZPA; polarizing region) that controls development across the anteroposterior axis ("thumb to little finger "axis) and contributed to uncovering the importance of the ectoderm in development of structures along the dorso-ventral axis ( "back of hand to palm" axis)...
June 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623901/biomarker-correlation-network-in-colorectal-carcinoma-by-tumor-anatomic-location
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Reiko Nishihara, Kimberly Glass, Kosuke Mima, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Jonathan A Nowak, Zhi Rong Qian, Peter Kraft, Edward L Giovannucci, Charles S Fuchs, Andrew T Chan, John Quackenbush, Shuji Ogino, Jukka-Pekka Onnela
BACKGROUND: Colorectal carcinoma evolves through a multitude of molecular events including somatic mutations, epigenetic alterations, and aberrant protein expression, influenced by host immune reactions. One way to interrogate the complex carcinogenic process and interactions between aberrant events is to model a biomarker correlation network. Such a network analysis integrates multidimensional tumor biomarker data to identify key molecular events and pathways that are central to an underlying biological process...
June 17, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621409/hefzibah-eyal-giladi-1925-2017-over-fifty-years-of-embryological-research-in-israel
#8
Oded Khaner
Hefzibah Eyal-Giladi was a creative and innovative pioneering scientist in the creation of the field of early chick embryo development. She had a sharp thinking and enthusiastic attitude, which enabled her to make a deep impression that was highly valued by the general scientific community. Notably, she was a highly successful female researcher in an era which was dominated by male scientists. Her unique personality and keen intellect enabled her to break these borders in a most successful manner. The experiments conducted by her personally, her students and her collaborators served to provide the basic knowledge and paradigms for future scientists in the field, also paving the way for discoveries in other vertebrate model systems...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621033/dicephalic-parapagus-conjoined-twins-in-a-large-fruit-eating-bat-genus-artibeus-chiroptera-phyllostomidae
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M R Nogueira, A Ventura, C C P da Veiga, L R Monteiro, N L Pinheiro, A L Peracchi
Conjoined twinning is an embryological anomaly rarely reported in wild mammals and with only two previous records in Chiroptera. Here, we report a case of dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins in the Neotropical phyllostomid genus Artibeus. These twins are males and present separated heads and necks, but a conjoined trunk with an expanded upper thoracic region. They developed two complete forelimbs and two complete hindlimbs, all laterally to the trunk. There is a volume in the upper midback and between the heads that resembles a third rudimentary medial forelimb, but X-ray images only suggest the presence of medial skeletal elements of the pectoral girdle (clavicle and scapulae) in this region...
June 16, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620997/morphology-and-evolution-of-the-oral-shield-in-marsupial-neonates-including-the-newborn-monito-del-monte-dromiciops-gliroides-marsupialia-microbiotheria-pouch-young
#10
Nanette Y Schneider, Yamila Gurovich
Newborn marsupials can be arranged into three grades of developmental complexity based on their external form, as well as based on their organ systems and their cytology. The dasyurids are considered the least developed marsupials at birth, while didelphids and peramelids are intermediate, and macropods are the most developed. Currently there is still little information on caenolestid and microbiotherid development at birth. Developmental stages can be graded as G1, G2 and G3, with G1 being the least developed at birth, and G3 the most developed...
July 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620735/meningocele-manqu%C3%A3-a-comprehensive-review-of-this-enigmatic-finding-in-occult-spinal-dysraphism
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REVIEW
Cameron Schmidt, Ellie Bryant, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, W Jerry Oakes, R Shane Tubbs
The term meningocele manqué (MM) was coined in 1972 to describe a broad range of surgical findings characterized by intradural bands tethering neural structures to the dorsal dura. Over the following decades, reports continued to lump intradural tethering bands associated with a variety of comorbidities under the umbrella term MM. In more recent years, disorders previously called MM have been identified as embryologically distinct and were reclassified. While this sectioning continues, there remains a set of intradural tethering disorders for which no better term than MM exists...
June 15, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617177/discordant-anomalies-with-combined-features-of-pentalogy-of-cantrell-and-oeis-complex-a-case-report-in-monochorionic-twins
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Nique Kunapinun, Jitsupa Treetipsatit
INTRODUCTION: Ventral body wall defects have various manifestations. Among others, pentalogy of Cantrell (PC) and omphalocele exstrophy imperforate anus spinal abnormalities (OEIS) complex are defects that involve upper and lower anterior midline of body wall, respectively. Although both entities are in a spectrum of ventral body wall defects, the combination of PC and OEIS complex has not been described. CASE REPORT: In this report, we describe an unusual case of congenital ventral body wall defect with combined features of PC and OEIS complex, which discordantly occurred in monochorionic monoamniotic twins...
June 15, 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612426/embryology-and-pathophysiology-of-the-chiari-i-and-ii-malformations-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Mohammadali M Shoja, Jaspreet Johal, W Jerry Oakes, R Shane Tubbs
Although the Chiari malformations are well-studied and described developmental anomalies, there remains some incongruity in regards to their underlying etiologies. A number of theories have been proposed with the purpose of accounting for the embryology and pathogenesis of the Chiari I and II malformations and their associated complications and clinical syndromes. The present review aims to review the pertinent literature for all of the main theories that have been proposed, and outline their validity and relevance to our contemporary understanding of these anomalies...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609883/updated-inventory-and-distribution-of-free-living-flatworms-from-tunisian-waters
#14
Mehrez Gammoudi, Myriam Garbouj, Bernhard Egger, Saïda Tekaya
Records of free-living flatworms (turbellarians) from Tunisian waters are scattered. Based on new material and published accounts, an annotated checklist of free-living flatworm species from Tunisian waters is provided. A total of 29 species is recorded, including 18 species with new material and 11 species only from literature records. For each species, information on systematics, habitats and distribution is supplied, together with taxonomic or biological remarks. Three species, the acotylean polyclads Cestoplana rubrocinta Lang, 1884 and Comoplana agilis (Lang, 1884) as well as the marine triclad Cercyra hastata Schmidt, 1861 are recorded for the first time in Tunisia...
May 8, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608666/-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-a-natural-dietary-supplement-with-cranberry-noxamicina%C3%A2-and-d-mannose-in-recurrent-urinary-infections-in-perimenopausal-women
#15
Vincenzo DE Leo, Valentina Cappelli, Maria G Massaro, Claudia Tosti, Giuseppe Morgante
BACKGROUND: The female genital apparatus, the urinary tract and the perineal supporting tissues share a common embryological origin, whose differentiation depends on the action of estrogens. In adult women, the progressive decline of the ovarian function, with the ensuing estrogen deprivation, reduces tissue tropism causing urogenital atrophy, which makes these organs much more susceptible to traumatisms and urinary infections. The disorders associated with changes in the urogenital tract of peri- and postmenopausal women have significant clinical relevance, both on account of their chronicity and high frequency of occurrence and on account of their having major repercussions on the quality of life of the women, who often have to call their doctor seeking relief for their symptoms...
August 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603157/anatomical-and-radiological-analyses-of-l-shaped-kidney-with-vascular-anomalies
#16
Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Saga, Nobuhiro Tahara, Yoko Tabira, Ayano Sakuragi, Keiko Kaji, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Koh-Ichi Yamaki
L-shaped kidney is a congenital anomaly. The disorder results in the kidney appearing very similar in shape to horseshoe kidney (also a congenital anomaly), but either the right or left kidney is located at a position lower than the other kidney. In this report, we describe a woman with L-shaped kidney, identified during anatomical dissection, and compare the findings with clinical data obtained before her death. We discuss the embryology of L-shaped kidney based on detailed anatomical data on the kidney and its vascular system obtained by means of gross anatomical, radiological, and histological examinations...
June 12, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602826/an-alternative-didactic-functional-and-topographic-systematization-of-the-spinal-muscles
#17
Vivianne Izabelle de Araújo Baptista, William Paganini Mayer, Ricardo Eustáquio da Silva, Ricardo Bragança de Vasconcellos Fontes, Josemberg da Silva Baptista
Back muscles are commonly described in a topographically-oriented manner without necessarily following morphological criteria. In this manner, non-standard terms may be employed which convey incorrect morphological concepts and demanding more time from both faculty and students to transmit knowledge. We propose a classification system for spinal muscles incorporating morphological concepts with the goal of facilitating knowledge transfer and suggest the term "spinal muscles". Those muscles were systematically divided and classified in seven strata from anterior to posterior: vertebro-appendicular (VA), transversarium (Tr), deep post-transversarium (DPT), middle post-transversarium (MPT), superficial post-transversarium (SPT), deep spino-appendicular (DSA) and superficial spino-appendicular (SSA)...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602104/reproductive-outcome-following-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-in-the-uk
#18
Abigail Sharpe, Peter Avery, Meenakshi Choudhary
In 2013, the National Health Service Commissioning board centralized the funding in England for up to three cycles of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for couples who have, or are carriers of, a specific genetic disorder. This study presents the historical data of PGD cycles and their clinical outcomes in UK as extrapolated from the national data registry. Retrospective analysis of outcome of cycles undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in the UK over the past 20 years was performed from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority database (n = 2974)...
June 12, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601900/embryological-and-clinical-implications-of-the-association-between-anorectal-malformations-and-spinal-dysraphisms
#19
Giorgia Totonelli, Raffaella Messina, Francesco Morini, Giovanni Mosiello, Paolo Palma, Marianna Scuglia, Barbara D Iacobelli, Pietro Bagolan
PURPOSE: To describe the association of anorectal malformation (ARM) and spinal dysraphism (SD) in terms of impact on the management of SD and embryogenetic implications. METHODS: Patients with SD associated with (A) or without (B) ARM were included. The two groups were further divided into operated on (A1/B1) or not (A2/B2) for SD. Groups A and B were compared for type of SD (embryogenetic classification) and prevalence of neurosurgery; Groups A1 vs. A2 for type of ARM (Wingspread classification); Groups A1 vs...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601898/varied-facets-of-rectal-atresia-and-rectal-stenosis
#20
Shilpa Sharma, Devendra K Gupta
Rectal atresia (RA) and rectal stenosis (RS) are rare anomalies with varied treatment options. A thorough literature review was done on reported cases/series of RA and RS. Based on evidence from cases managed over last 15 years, new insights into embryology were hypothesized. A comprehensive review was compiled with updated knowledge on diagnosis and management. RA is classified into five types I: II: III: IV: V as RS: RA with septal defect: RA with a fibrous cord between two atretic ends: RA with a gap: Multiple RA and/or RS...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
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