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Stylianos Michail Simaiakis, Nesrine Akkari, Marzio Zapparoli
In this paper we summarize and critically revise the literature records of the centipedes of Peloponnisos in mainland Greece. Moreover, records on recently collected material in East Peloponnisos are included with a special focus on Mount Parnonas. Fifty centipede species are listed (1 Scutigeromorpha, 20 Lithobiomorpha, 6 Scolopendromorpha and 23 Geophilomorpha) belonging to 21 genera, 9 families and 4 orders. The species Eurygeophilus multistiliger (Verhoeff, 1899) is here reported for the first time not only from Greece but also from the East Mediterranean and the Balkan Peninsula...
2016: Zootaxa
Daniil I Korobushkin, Irina I Semenyuk, Ivan H Tuf
BACKGROUND: The Abrau Peninsula is located in northwestern Caucasus between the cities of Novorossiysk and Anapa, Krasnodar Province, Russia. This paper contains an annotated checklist of the Chilopoda and Diplopoda inhabiting the Abrau Peninsula. NEW INFORMATION: The fauna of the Abrau Peninsula comprises 17 centipede (4 orders) and 16 millipede (6 orders) species. Henia taurica, hitherto known only from the Crimea, has now been reported from several localities in the studied region...
2016: Biodiversity Data Journal
Gwenoline Borhis, Chantal Burelout, Nada Chaoul, Nikaïa Smith, Cecile Goujard, Laurence Meyer, Stephane Paul, Henia Saoudin, Anne Hosmalin, Caroline Gilbert, Jean-Philippe Herbeuval, Yolande Richard
BACKGROUND: After describing heightened levels of circulating B-cell-activating factor belonging to the tumor necrosis factor superfamily (BAFF) as well as changes in B-cell phenotype and functions during acute infection by simian immunodeficiency virus, we wanted to determine whether and by which cells BAFF was over-expressed in primary HIV-infected (PHI) patients. DESIGN AND METHODS: We simultaneously examined circulating BAFF levels by ELISA and membrane-bound BAFF (mBAFF) expression by flow cytometry in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of healthy donors and PHI patients followed for 6 months...
January 28, 2016: AIDS
Sarah Zeid, Kate Gilmore, Rajat Khosla, Heather Papowitz, Danielle Engel, Henia Dakkak, Njoki Rahab, Anita Sharma, Mollie Fair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2015: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Dmitri Papatsenko, Henia Darr, Ivan V Kulakovskiy, Avinash Waghray, Vsevolod J Makeev, Ben D MacArthur, Ihor R Lemischka
Analyses of gene expression in single mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) cultured in serum and LIF revealed the presence of two distinct cell subpopulations with individual gene expression signatures. Comparisons with published data revealed that cells in the first subpopulation are phenotypically similar to cells isolated from the inner cell mass (ICM). In contrast, cells in the second subpopulation appear to be more mature. Pluripotency Gene Regulatory Network (PGRN) reconstruction based on single-cell data and published data suggested antagonistic roles for Oct4 and Nanog in the maintenance of pluripotency states...
August 11, 2015: Stem Cell Reports
Avinash Waghray, Néstor Saiz, Anitha D Jayaprakash, Ana G Freire, Dmitri Papatsenko, Carlos-Filipe Pereira, Dung-Fang Lee, Ran Brosh, Betty Chang, Henia Darr, Julian Gingold, Kevin Kelley, Christoph Schaniel, Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, Ihor R Lemischka
Tbx3, a member of the T-box family, plays important roles in development, stem cells, nuclear reprogramming, and cancer. Loss of Tbx3 induces differentiation in mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs). However, we show that mESCs exist in an alternate stable pluripotent state in the absence of Tbx3. In-depth transcriptome analysis of this mESC state reveals Dppa3 as a direct downstream target of Tbx3. Also, Tbx3 facilitates the cell fate transition from pluripotent cells to mesoderm progenitors by directly repressing Wnt pathway members required for differentiation...
July 14, 2015: Stem Cell Reports
Rabihe Hebbachi, Amel Djedouani, Soumia Kadri, Hénia Mousser, Abdelhamid Mousser
The title Schiff base compound, C22H19NO2S, crystallized with two independent mol-ecules (A and B) in the asymmetric unit. Both mol-ecules have an E conformation about the C=N bond. The two mol-ecules differ in the orientation of the aromatic rings with respect to each other. The outer 4-meth-oxy-benzene ring is inclined to the central benzene ring and the outer 4-acetyl-benzene ring by 1.80 (19) and 63.73 (19)°, respectively, in mol-ecule A, and by 6.72 (18) and 68.53 (19)°, respectively, in mol-ecule B...
February 1, 2015: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
Dung-Fang Lee, Jie Su, Huen Suk Kim, Betty Chang, Dmitri Papatsenko, Ruiying Zhao, Ye Yuan, Julian Gingold, Weiya Xia, Henia Darr, Razmik Mirzayans, Mien-Chie Hung, Christoph Schaniel, Ihor R Lemischka
In vitro modeling of human disease has recently become feasible with induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology. Here, we established patient-derived iPSCs from a Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) family and investigated the role of mutant p53 in the development of osteosarcoma (OS). LFS iPSC-derived osteoblasts (OBs) recapitulated OS features including defective osteoblastic differentiation as well as tumorigenic ability. Systematic analyses revealed that the expression of genes enriched in LFS-derived OBs strongly correlated with decreased time to tumor recurrence and poor patient survival...
April 9, 2015: Cell
Jessica Brier, Moalem Carolyn, Marsha Haverly, Mary Ellen Januario, Cynthia Padula, Ahuva Tal, Henia Triosh
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To develop a clinical algorithm to guide nurses' critical thinking through systematic surveillance, assessment, actions required and communication strategies. To achieve this, an international, multiphase project was initiated. BACKGROUND: Patients receive hospital care postoperatively because they require the skilled surveillance of nurses. Effective assessment of postoperative patients is essential for early detection of clinical deterioration and optimal care management...
March 2015: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Cristina Dacoll, Henia Balter, Laura Varela, Gaby Buenavida, Nicolás González, Anaulina Silveira, Henry Cohen
INTRODUCTION: The eradication rate of the Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection using standard triple therapy has dropped globally in recent years, primarily due to the occurrence of antibiotic resistance. METHODS: Several therapy regimens were assessed in 823 patients treated the first time for H pylori infection in Uruguay, during the 1997 to 2011 period, divided into five-year groups. All patients underwent 13C isotope-urea breath testing, between the 8th and 24th weeks after therapy...
June 2014: Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana
Lucio Bonato, Alessandro Minelli
An annotated list is provided for the genera and species of Chilopoda Geophilomorpha recorded from Europe, including Macaronesia. The list derives from a critical evaluation of all published information. All synonyms are also listed and all taxonomic and nomenclatorial novelties are discussed. Additionally, all available genus-group and species-group names are listed, together with type species and type localities respectively.To date, 452 available species-group names and 95 available genus-group names have been applied to European geophilomorphs, together with another 10 unavailable names...
2014: Zootaxa
Işik Gürkan, Gülten Utebey, Onur Özlü
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to compare the hemodynamic effects, postoperative analgesia, time to achieve discharge criteria, and patient-surgeon satisfaction of patients who are assigned for single sided inguinal hernia repair operated under iliohypogastric ilioingıinal nerve block (IHNB) or spinal anesthesia. METHODS: Twenty-five ASA I-III patients in Group S received 15 mg 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine intrathecally, and 25 ASA I-III patients in Group I received IHNB with 20 mL 0...
2013: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
Thomas Bourlet, Meriam Memmi, Henia Saoudin, Bruno Pozzetto
Nuclear acid testing is more and more used for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. This paper focuses on the use of molecular tools for HIV screening. The term 'screening' will be used under the meaning of first-line HIV molecular techniques performed on a routine basis, which excludes HIV molecular tests designed to confirm or infirm a newly discovered HIV-seropositive patient or other molecular tests performed for the follow-up of HIV-infected patients. The following items are developed successively: i) presentation of the variety of molecular tools used for molecular HIV screening, ii) use of HIV molecular tools for the screening of blood products, iii) use of HIV molecular tools for the screening of organs and tissue from human origin, iv) use of HIV molecular tools in medically assisted procreation and v) use of HIV molecular tools in neonates from HIV-infected mothers...
September 2013: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
Ilya Kagan, Rachel Cohen, Miri Fish, Henia Perry Mezare
This article describes the development and implementation of the Nursing Quality Indicators Scale and a quality control system for hospital nursing care, which allows universal access to all external and internal audit results, thus ensuring complete data transparency. Standardized indicators make departments' performance comparable. Key to the new system is nurses' self-audit and responsibility for making quality improvements at the ward level.
January 2014: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Rabihe Hebbachi, Hénia Mousser, Abdelhamid Mousser
The title Schiff base compound, C25H19NO2S, crystallizes in a statistically disordered structure comprising keto and enol tautomeric forms. In the enol form, the benzenoid arrangment is promoted by a strong intra-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bond and adopts an E conformation about the imine bond. In the keto form there is an intramolecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bond. In the crystal, an extended network of C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds stabilizes columns parallel to the c axis, forming large voids (there are four cavities of 108 Å(3) per unit cell) with highly disordered residual electron density...
January 1, 2013: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Structure Reports Online
L Martínek, J Dostalík, P Gunková, I Gunka, M Mazur
INTRODUCTION: Parastomal hernia is a very common complication after stoma formation. Current surgical procedures for repairing parastomal hernia have unsatisfactory results. The aim of this study was to evaluate our initial experience with laparoscopic prophylactic mesh placement at the time of stoma formation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four patients underwent laparoscopic abdominoperineal rectal cancer resection with prophylactic parastomal mesh placement. A specially designed mesh made of polyvinylidene fluoride with central funnel (Dynamesh IPST) was implanted using an intraperitoneal onlay technique...
April 2012: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Dung-Fang Lee, Jie Su, Yen-Sin Ang, Xonia Carvajal-Vergara, Sonia Mulero-Navarro, Carlos F Pereira, Julian Gingold, Hung-Liang Wang, Ruiying Zhao, Ana Sevilla, Henia Darr, Andrew J K Williamson, Betty Chang, Xiaohong Niu, Francesca Aguilo, Elsa R Flores, Yuh-Pyng Sher, Mien-Chie Hung, Anthony D Whetton, Bruce D Gelb, Kateri A Moore, Hans-Willem Snoeck, Avi Ma'ayan, Christoph Schaniel, Ihor R Lemischka
Many signals must be integrated to maintain self-renewal and pluripotency in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and to enable induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) reprogramming. However, the exact molecular regulatory mechanisms remain elusive. To unravel the essential internal and external signals required for sustaining the ESC state, we conducted a short hairpin (sh) RNA screen of 104 ESC-associated phosphoregulators. Depletion of one such molecule, aurora kinase A (Aurka), resulted in compromised self-renewal and consequent differentiation...
August 3, 2012: Cell Stem Cell
Israel Kremer, Isaac Aizenman, Henia Lichter, Sagit Shayer, Samuel Levinger
PURPOSE: To study the results of simultaneous photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) in keratoconus after previous intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation. SETTING: Enaim Laser Center, Jerusalem, Israel. DESIGN: Case series. METHODS: This study comprised patients with moderate keratoconus who had previous Intacs ICRS implantation with the Intralase laser at least 6 months before PRK-CXL...
October 2012: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Victoria Calzada, Xiuli Zhang, Marcelo Fernandez, Arlhee Diaz-Miqueli, Normando Iznaga-Escobar, Susan L Deutscher, Henia Balter, Thomas P Quinn, Pablo Cabral
In this work Nimotuzumab (monoclonal antibody, recognizes the EGF-R) was radiolabeled with (177)Lu as a potential cancer therapy radiopharmaceutical. In-vitro cell binding studies and in-vivo biodistribution and imaging studies were performed to determine the radiochemical stability, targeting specificity and pharmacokinetics of the (177)Lu-labeled antibody. Nimotuzumab was derivatized with DOTA-NHS at room temperature for 2 hours. DOTA-Nimotuzumab was radiolabeled with (177)LuCl3 (15 MBq/mg) at 37°C for 1 h...
October 2012: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
Youcef Zidane, Ali Ourari, Hénia Mousser, Abdelhamid Mousser
The molecules of the title compound, [Mn(C(7)H(4)NO)(C(16)H(14)N(2)O(2))]·H(2)O, form dimers in the solid state across a crystallographic inversion center. The bridging Mn(2)O(2) group is built of phen-oxy groups, and is asymmetric, with an Mn-O distances of 1.9002 (13) and 2.6236 (14) Å. A substantial cavity between the two Mn atoms [Mn⋯Mn = 3.5082 (4) Å] is produced by the formation of the dimer. In the crystal, an extended network of O-H⋯O hydrogen-bonding inter-actions stabil-izes the structure...
August 1, 2011: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Structure Reports Online
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