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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648376/sam68-allows-selective-targeting-of-human-cancer-stem-cells
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Yannick D Benoit, Ryan R Mitchell, Ruth M Risueño, Luca Orlando, Borko Tanasijevic, Allison L Boyd, Lili Aslostovar, Kyle R Salci, Zoya Shapovalova, Jennifer Russell, Masakatsu Eguchi, Diana Golubeva, Monica Graham, Anargyros Xenocostas, Michael R Trus, Ronan Foley, Brian Leber, Tony J Collins, Mickie Bhatia
Targeting of human cancer stem cells (CSCs) requires the identification of vulnerabilities unique to CSCs versus healthy resident stem cells (SCs). Unfortunately, dysregulated pathways that support transformed CSCs, such as Wnt/β-catenin signaling, are also critical regulators of healthy SCs. Using the ICG-001 and CWP family of small molecules, we reveal Sam68 as a previously unappreciated modulator of Wnt/β-catenin signaling within CSCs. Disruption of CBP-β-catenin interaction via ICG-001/CWP induces the formation of a Sam68-CBP complex in CSCs that alters Wnt signaling toward apoptosis and differentiation induction...
June 21, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645599/biplanar-fluoroscopy-guided-percutaneous-lead-implantation-for-spinal-cord-stimulation-a-technical-note
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Aaron Lawson McLean, Susanne Frank, Daniel Staribacher, Rolf Kalff, Rupert Reichart
INTRODUCTION: The correct positioning of spinal cord stimulator leads is assessed radiographically during their percutaneous implantation for trial stimulation. Usually the C-arm is repositioned several times to allow imaging in different planes, which may extend the total duration of surgery. The study aimed to evaluate whether the concurrent intraoperative use of two C-arms could safely reduce the duration of surgery. MATERIALS: This retrospective study included cases of percutaneous implantation of an SCS lead for trial neurostimulation between 2006 and 2011...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643789/tidal-dynamics-and-mangrove-carbon-sequestration-during-the-oligo-miocene-in-the-south-china-sea
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Daniel S Collins, Alexandros Avdis, Peter A Allison, Howard D Johnson, Jon Hill, Matthew D Piggott, Meor H Amir Hassan, Abdul Razak Damit
Modern mangroves are among the most carbon-rich biomes on Earth, but their long-term (≥10(6) years) impact on the global carbon cycle is unknown. The extent, productivity and preservation of mangroves are controlled by the interplay of tectonics, global sea level and sedimentation, including tide, wave and fluvial processes. The impact of these processes on mangrove-bearing successions in the Oligo-Miocene of the South China Sea (SCS) is evaluated herein. Palaeogeographic reconstructions, palaeotidal modelling and facies analysis suggest that elevated tidal range and bed shear stress optimized mangrove development along tide-influenced tropical coastlines...
June 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643176/a-promising-tool-in-retina-regeneration-current-perspectives-and-challenges-when-using-mesenchymal-progenitor-stem-cells-in-veterinary-and-human-ophthalmological-applications
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Anna Cislo-Pakuluk, Krzysztof Marycz
Visual impairment is a common ailment of the current world population, with more exposure to CCD screens and fluorescent lighting, approximately 285 billion people suffer from this deficiency and 13% of those are considered clinically blind. More common causes for visual impairment include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy (Zhu et al. Molecular Medicine Reports, 2015; Kolb et al. 2007; Machalińska et al. Current Eye Research, 34(9),748-760, 2009) among a few. As cases of retinal and optic nerve diseases rise, it is vital to find a treatment, which has led to investigation of the therapeutic potential of various stem cells types (Bull et al...
June 22, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641409/citric-acid-modulated-growth-of-oriented-lead-perovskite-crystals-for-efficient-solar-cells
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Yunlong Guo, Wataru Sato, Kazutaka Shoyama, Henry Halim, Yuki Itabashi, Rui Shang, Eiichi Nakamura
Solar cells made of lead perovskite crystals have attracted much attention for their high performance, but far less attention as a subject of crystal engineering. Here, we report that citric acid (CA) and chloride anion, working together modulate crystal growth of CH3NH3PbI3, producing sub-mm-sized cuboid crystals-a morphology more suitable for close packing in a thin film than the commonly observed elongated dodecahedral morphology. By using a 15-wt% CA-doped precursor solution, we formed a single layer of large, flat and oriented cuboid crystals with minimum crystal domain boundaries and maximum contact with neighboring layers, and fabricated an archetypal inverted-structured device of 4-mm2 area, which showed, reproducibly and with little hysteresis, 16...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637948/in-the-overnight-dexamethasone-suppression-test-1-0-mg-loading-is-superior-to-0-5-mg-loading-for-diagnosing-subclinical-adrenal-cushing-s-syndrome-based-on-plasma-dexamethasone-levels-determined-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Yosuke Sasaki, Takuyuki Katabami, Shiko Asai, Hisashi Fukuda, Yasushi Tanaka
The low-dose dexamethasone suppression test (DST) is one of the commonly used initial tests for endogenous Cushing's syndrome (CS). However, there are two loading dose regimens (0.5-mg and 1-mg), which may cause some confusion in daily practice in Japan; furthermore, there are no reports regarding whether 0.5-mg DST is a better loading dose for detecting adrenal subclinical CS (SCS) based on the plasma dexamethasone (DEX) levels. Therefore, the aims of this study were (a) to develop a novel assay to measure DEX by using liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and (b) to compare between the 0...
June 21, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636351/heats-of-formation-of-medium-size-organic-compounds-from-contemporary-electronic-structure-methods
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Yury Minenkov, Heng Wang, Zhandong Wang, S Mani Sarathy, Luigi Cavallo
Computational electronic structure calculations are routinely undertaken to predict thermodynamic properties of the various species. However, the application of highly accurate wave function theory methods, such as the "gold standard" coupled cluster approach including single, double and partly triple excitations in perturbative fashion, CCSD(T), to large molecules is limited due to high computational cost. In this work, the promising domain based local pair natural orbital coupled cluster approach, DLPNO-CCSD(T), has been tested to reproduce 113 accurate formation enthalpies of medium-size molecules (few dozens heavy atoms) important for bio- and combustion chemistry via the reaction based Feller-Peterson-Dixon approach...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635284/competing-stereocomplexation-and-homocrystallization-of-poly-l-lactic-acid-poly-d-lactic-acid-racemic-mixture-effects-of-miscible-blending-with-other-polymer
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Jianna Bao, Xiaojia Xue, Kai Li, Xiaohua Chang, Qing Xie, Chengtao Yu, Pengju Pan
Promoting the stereocomplexation ability of high-molecular-weight poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) and poly(D-lactic acid) (PDLA) is an efficient way to improve the thermal resistance of resulted materials. Herein, we studied the competing crystallization kinetics, polymorphic crystalline structure, and lamellae structure of PLLA/PDLA component in its miscible blends with poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) and proposed a method to improve the stereocomplexation ability of PLLA and PDLA through miscible blending with the other polymer...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631421/impact-of-synthetic-cannabinoids-on-the-duration-of-opioid-related-withdrawal-and-craving-among-patients-of-addiction-clinics-in-kazakhstan-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Mariya Prilutskaya, Francesco Saverio Bersani, Ornella Corazza, Sergey Molchanov
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to prospectively assess whether regular use of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) affects the duration of opioid-related withdrawal and craving symptoms in patients undergoing drug detoxification treatments. METHODS: Patients (n = 193) with opioid use disorder, among which 47 patients are regularly using SCs, underwent integrated drug detoxification therapies. The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale and a specific visual analogue scale were used to assess opioid withdrawal and craving symptoms over time...
June 20, 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627700/isolation-of-rat-schwann-cells-based-on-cell-sorting
#10
Mi Shen, Wei Tang, Zheng Cao, Xuemin Cao, Fei Ding
The present study presented a protocol that can be used to obtain rapidly a high purity of proliferating rat Schwann cells from freshly dissociated rat peripheral nerves. The sciatic nerves of newborn rats (1‑3 day old) were dissociated, and the Schwann cells (SCs) were purified using fluorescence‑activated cell sorting (FACS) based on the SC membrane‑specific expression of the low‑affinity nerve growth factor receptor, p75NGFR and oligodendrocyte marker 4. Following sorting, the cells were plated on poly‑l‑lysine‑coated dishes in SC culture medium containing DMEM with 10% FBS, 1% penicillin/streptomycin, 2 µM forskolin and 10 ng/ml HRG...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624056/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-different-types-of-stem-cells-in-preserving-gut-barrier-function-in-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Christopher J McCulloh, Jacob K Olson, Yijie Wang, Jennifer Vu, Sarah Gartner, Gail E Besner
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in premature infants. Increased intestinal permeability is central to NEC development. We have shown that stem cells (SCs) can reduce the incidence and severity of NEC. Our current goal was to investigate the efficacy of four different types of SC in preservation of gut barrier function during NEC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared (1) amniotic fluid-derived mesenchymal SC, (2) bone marrow-derived mesenchymal SC, (3) amniotic fluid-derived neural SC, and (4) enteric neural SC...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622711/curcumin-accelerates-the-repair-of-sciatic-nerve-injury-in-rats-through-reducing-schwann-cells-apoptosis-and-promoting-myelinization
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Zhiwei Zhao, Xiaoling Li, Qing Li
BACKGROUND: Schwann cells (SCs) play an indispensable role in the repair and regeneration of injured peripheral nerve. Curcumin can reduce SCs apoptosis, and promote the regeneration and functional recovery of injured peripheral nerves. However, the corresponding mechanisms are not clear. OBJECTIVE: The article was aimed to explore the effect and corresponding mechanisms of curcumin on the repair of sciatic nerve injury in rats. METHODS: After surgery induced sciatic nerve injury, the model rats were divided into three groups and treated with curcumin, curcumin+PD98059 and curcumin+IGF-1 respectively for 4days...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621568/presenting-a-method-to-improve-bone-quality-through-stimulation-of-osteoporotic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-low-level-laser-therapy
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Mohammad Bayat, Ali Jalalifirouzkouhi
OBJECTIVE: This review aims to present a method to improve bone quality through stimulation of osteoporotic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) by low-level laser therapy (LLLT). BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis (OP) is characterized by decreased bone mass and bone strength, which results in an increased incidence of bone fractures. These fractures often lead to additional disability and mortality. Osteoporotic MSCs have reduced osteogenic differentiation when cultured in their standard differentiation media...
June 15, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621025/dorsal-root-ganglion-stimulation-as-a-salvage-treatment-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-refractory-to-dorsal-column-spinal-cord-stimulation-a-case-series
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Ajax Yang, Corey W Hunter
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of traditional spinal cord stimulation (t-SCS) tends to decay over time in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). While it has been shown that dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation is extremely effective in t-SCS-naïve patients with CRPS, its efficacy in patients who had previously failed t-SCS is unknown. Given that DRG-SCS and t-SCS target different spinal pathways, a failure with t-SCS should not automatically preclude a patient from attempting DRG-SCS...
June 16, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616796/comparison-of-surgeon-comfort-assessment-during-phacoemulsification-using-bilateral-topical-anesthesia-versus-ipsilateral-topical-anesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Rashim Mannan, Archna Pruthi, Sumeet Khanduja
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of bilateral use of topical anesthetic eye drops during phacoemulsification procedure as compared to use in one eye only. METHODS: This is a prospective double-blind randomized case study of 180 cases undergoing phacoemulsification under topical anesthesia using 0.5% proparacaine: Group 1 consisting of patients who had topical anesthetic eye drop instilled into the operating eye only and Group 2 consisting of patients who had both their eyes anesthetized using topical anesthetic eye drops...
June 14, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606481/micropuncture-and-pressure-assisted-schwann-cell-seeding-of-nerve-allograft
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Jonathan Isaacs, Nathan Richards, John McMurtry, Satya Mallu, Gaurangkumar Patel, Matthew Thompson, Dorne Yager
BACKGROUND: Tissue processing to create immunotolerant nerve allograft removes neurosupportive cells. Few strategies have been described for implanting new cells into the graft to support axonal regeneration. NEW METHOD: Micropuncture of the nerve allograft surface combined with immersion into a pressurized cell-rich solution to potentiate the introduction of viable Schwann cells (SC) into processed nerve allograft. Allografts were used to repair rodent sciatic nerve defects...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604466/unique-considerations-in-spinal-cord-stimulator-placement-in-pediatrics-a-case-report
#17
Eugene Kim, Giovanni Cucchiaro
Spinal cord stimulation can be a valuable treatment option in the management of neuropathic pain in select pediatric patients. We present a unique case of a 16-year-old girl with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome and scoliosis who required the placement of a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) for severe sciatic nerve neuropathic pain after a right above-knee amputation. Several attempts at lead placement were required before successful pain coverage was achieved because of late recognition of significant vertebral body rotation...
June 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601726/identification-and-quantification-of-synthetic-cannabinoids-in-spice-like-herbal-mixtures-update-of-the-german-situation-in-early-2017
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Ludger Ernst, Kai Brandhorst, Uli Papke, Anna Altrogge, Simone Zodel, Nico Langer, Till Beuerle
In February 2017, eleven "Spice-like" products (14 individual packages including replicates) from German language internet shops were analyzed. In total, three different synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) were identified by gas-chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), namely MDMB-CHMICA and two, so far only partially described compounds, 5F-Cumyl-P7AICA and Cumyl-PeGACLONE. All analyzed products contained only one synthetic cannabinoid as active ingredient. 5F-Cumyl-P7AICA and Cumyl-PeGACLONE were subject to an in-depth characterization by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), electron ionization mass spectrometry (EI-MS), electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS), infrared and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (IR and UV/Vis)...
May 26, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600108/comparative-incidence-of-patellofemoral-complications-between-2-total-knee-arthroplasty-systems-in-a-multicenter-prospective-clinical%C3%A2-study
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Sean D Toomey, Juan A Daccach, Jinesh C Shah, Sam E Himden, James P Lesko, William G Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Cumulative incidence rates (CIRs) of patellofemoral complications (PCCs) and patellofemoral symptomatic crepitus (SC) using a new knee system-total knee arthroplasty (NEW-TKA) were compared with those of a currently available product-total knee arthroplasty (CA-TKA). METHODS: Twenty-two investigators prospectively enrolled 704 patients into a study using CA-TKA; 364 received a posterior-stabilized configuration. Twenty-three investigators (19 from the CA-TKA study) enrolled 1138 patients with NEW-TKA; 584 received a posterior-stabilized configuration...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599513/flexible-supercapacitors-based-on-polyaniline-arrays-coated-graphene-aerogel-electrodes
#20
Yu Yang, Yunlong Xi, Junzhi Li, Guodong Wei, N I Klyui, Wei Han
Flexible supercapacitors(SCs) made by reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-based aerogel usually suffer from the low energy density, short cycle life and bad flexibility. In this study, a new, synthetic strategy was developed for enhancing the electrochemical performances of rGO aerogel-based supercapacitor via electrodeposition polyaniline arrays on the prepared ultralight rGO aerogel. The novel hybrid composites with coated polyaniline (PANI) arrays growing on the rGO surface can take full advantage of the rich open-pore and excellent conductivity of the crosslinking framework structure of 3D rGO aerogel and high capacitance contribution from the PANI...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
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