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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454104/rna-sequencing-based-cell-proliferation-analysis-across-19-cancers-identifies-a-subset-of-proliferation-informative-cancers-with-a-common-survival-signature
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Ryne C Ramaker, Brittany N Lasseigne, Andrew A Hardigan, Laura Palacio, David S Gunther, Richard M Myers, Sara J Cooper
Despite advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment strategies, robust prognostic signatures remain elusive in most cancers. Cell proliferation has long been recognized as a prognostic marker in cancer, but the generation of comprehensive, publicly available datasets allows examination of the links between cell proliferation and cancer characteristics such as mutation rate, stage, and patient outcomes. Here we explore the role of cell proliferation across 19 cancers (n = 6,581 patients) by using tissue-based RNA sequencing data from The Cancer Genome Atlas Project and calculating a 'proliferative index' derived from gene expression associated with Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) levels...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454057/application-of-2d-nmr-with-room-temperature-nmr-probes-for-the-assessment-of-the-higher-order-structure-of-filgrastim
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Robert G Brinson, Houman Ghasriani, Derek J Hodgson, Kristie M Adams, Ian McEwen, Darón I Freedberg, Kang Chen, David A Keire, Yves Aubin, John P Marino
The higher order structure (HOS) of biotherapeutics is a critical quality attribute that can be evaluated by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy at atomic resolution. NMR spectral mapping of HOS can be used to establish HOS consistency of a biologic across manufacturing changes or to compare a biosimilar to an innovator reference product. A previous inter-laboratory study performed using filgrastim drug products demonstrated that two-dimensional (2D)-NMR (1)H(N)-(15)N(H) heteronuclear correlation spectroscopy is a highly robust and precise method for mapping the HOS of biologic drugs at natural abundance using high sensitivity NMR 'cold probes...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454022/quantitative-analysis-of-adsorptive-interactions-of-ionic-and-neutral-pharmaceuticals-and-other-chemicals-with-the-surface-of-escherichia-coli-cells-in-aquatic-environment
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Chul-Woong Cho, Jeong-Soo Park, Yufeng Zhao, Yeoung-Sang Yun
Since Escherichia coli is ubiquitous in nature and has been applied to biological, chemical, and environmental processes, molecular-level understanding of adsorptive interactions between chemicals and the bacterial surface is of great importance. To characterise the adsorption properties of the surface of E. coli cells in aquatic environment, the binding affinities (log Kd) of calibration compounds were experimentally measured, and then based on the values and numerically well-defined molecular interaction forces, i...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454006/bioanode-as-a-limiting-factor-to-biocathode-performance-in-microbial-electrolysis-cells
#4
Swee Su Lim, Eileen Hao Yu, Wan Ramli Wan Daud, Byung Hong Kim, Keith Scott
The bioanode is important for a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) and its robustness to maintain its catalytic activity affects the performance of the whole system. Bioanodes enriched at a potential of +0.2V (vs. standard hydrogen electrode) were able to sustain their oxidation activity when the anode potential was varied from -0.3 up to +1.0V. Chronoamperometric test revealed that the bioanode produced peak current density of 0.36A/m(2) and 0.37A/m(2) at applied potential 0 and +0.6V, respectively. Meanwhile hydrogen production at the biocathode was proportional to the applied potential, in the range from -0...
March 24, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453932/a-green-route-to-a-na2fepo4f-based-cathode-for-sodium-ion-batteries-of-high-rate-and-long-cycling-life
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Xiang Deng, Wenxiang Shi, Jaka Sunarso, Meilin Liu, Zongping Shao
Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are considered one of the most promising alternatives for large-scale energy storage due largely to the abundance and low cost of sodium. However, the lack of high-performance cathode materials at low cost represents a major obstacle towards broad commercialization of SIB technology. In this work, we report a green route strategy that allows cost-effective fabricaiton of carbon-coated Na2FePO4F cathode for SIBs. By using vitamin C as a green organic carbon source and environment-friendly water-based polyacrylic latex as the binder, we have demonstrated that the Na2FePO4F phase in the as-derived Na2FePO4F/C electrode shows a high reversible capacity of 117 mAh g-1 at a cycling rate of 0...
April 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453861/functional-lung-avoidance-and-response-adaptive-escalation-flare-rt-multimodality-plan-dosimetry-of-a-precision-radiation-oncology-strategy
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Eunsin Lee, Jing Zeng, Robert S Miyaoka, Jatinder Saini, Paul E Kinahan, George A Sandison, Tony Wong, Hubert J Vesselle, Ramesh Rengan, Stephen R Bowen
PURPOSE: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient radiation therapy (RT) is planned without consideration of spatial heterogeneity in lung function or tumor response. We assessed the dosimetric and clinical feasibility of functional lung avoidance and response-adaptive escalation (FLARE) RT to reduce dose to [(99m) Tc]MAA-SPECT/CT perfused lung while redistributing an escalated boost dose within [(18) F]FDG-PET/CT-defined biological target volumes (BTV). METHODS: Eight stage IIB-IIIB NSCLC patients underwent FDG-PET/CT and MAA-SPECT/CT treatment planning scans...
April 28, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453771/interplay-between-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-6-impacts-the-inflammatory-response-and-expression-of-interferon-regulated-genes-in-environmental-induced-autoimmunity
#7
David M Cauvi, Gabrielle Cauvi, Christopher B Toomey, Eric Jacquinet, K Michael Pollard
IFN-γ has been found to be robustly important to disease pathogenesis in both idiopathic and induced models of murine lupus. In transgenic mice, over production of IFN-γ in the skin results in an inflammatory response and autoimmunity. This suggests that localized exposure to environmental factors that induce autoimmunity may be associated with expression of an IFN-γ dependent inflammatory response. Using murine mercury-induced autoimmunity (mHgIA), the severity of inflammation and proinflammatory cytokine expression, including the cellular source of IFN-γ, were assessed at the site of subcutaneous exposure and in secondary lymphoid organs...
April 26, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453702/a-phase-2-randomized-double-blind-placebo-%C3%A2-controlled-study-of-chemo-immunotherapy-combination-using-motolimod-with-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-in-recurrent-or-persistent-ovarian-cancer-a-gynecologic-oncology-group-partners-study
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B J Monk, M F Brady, C Aghajanian, H A Lankes, T Rizack, J Leach, J M Fowler, R Higgins, P Hanjani, M Morgan, R Edwards, W Bradley, T Kolevska, P Foukas, E M Swisher, K S Anderson, R Gottardo, J K Bryan, M Newkirk, K L Manjarrez, R S Mannel, R M Hershberg, G Coukos
Background: A phase 2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in women with recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma to evaluate the efficacy and safety of motolimod-a Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8) agonist that stimulates robust innate immune responses-combined with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD), a chemotherapeutic that induces immunogenic cell death. Patients and methods: Women with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma were randomized 1 : 1 to receive PLD in combination with blinded motolimod or placebo...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453667/linearity-of-network-proximity-measures-implications-for-set-based-queries-and-significance-testing
#9
Sean Maxwell, Mark R Chance, Mehmet Koyutürk
Motivation: In recent years, various network proximity measures have been proposed to facilitate the use of biomolecular interaction data in a broad range of applications. These applications include functional annotation, disease gene prioritization, comparative analysis of biological systems and prediction of new interactions. In such applications, a major task is the scoring or ranking of the nodes in the network in terms of their proximity to a given set of 'seed' nodes (e.g. a group of proteins that are identified to be associated with a disease, or are deferentially expressed in a certain condition)...
May 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453537/an-efficient-and-robust-mri-guided-radiotherapy-planning-approach-for-targeting-abdominal-organs-and-tumours-in-the-mouse
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Veerle Kersemans, John S Beech, Stuart Gilchrist, Paul Kinchesh, Philip D Allen, James Thompson, Ana L Gomes, Zenobia D'Costa, Luke Bird, Iain D C Tullis, Robert G Newman, Aurelien Corroyer-Dulmont, Nadia Falzone, Abul Azad, Katherine A Vallis, Owen J Sansom, Ruth J Muschel, Borivoj Vojnovic, Mark A Hill, Emmanouil Fokas, Sean C Smart
INTRODUCTION: Preclinical CT-guided radiotherapy platforms are increasingly used but the CT images are characterized by poor soft tissue contrast. The aim of this study was to develop a robust and accurate method of MRI-guided radiotherapy (MR-IGRT) delivery to abdominal targets in the mouse. METHODS: A multimodality cradle was developed for providing subject immobilisation and its performance was evaluated. Whilst CT was still used for dose calculations, target identification was based on MRI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453512/a-reproducible-semi-automatic-method-to-quantify-the-muscle-lipid-distribution-in-clinical-3d-ct-images-of-the-thigh
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Alexander Mühlberg, Oleg Museyko, Jean-Denis Laredo, Klaus Engelke
Many studies use threshold-based techniques to assess in vivo the muscle, bone and adipose tissue distribution of the legs using computed tomography (CT) imaging. More advanced techniques divide the legs into subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), anatomical muscle (muscle tissue and adipocytes within the muscle border) and intra- and perimuscular adipose tissue. In addition, a so-called muscle density directly derived from the CT-values is often measured. We introduce a new integrated approach to quantify the muscle-lipid system (MLS) using quantitative CT in patients with sarcopenia or osteoporosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453257/one-filter-one-sample-and-the-n-and-o-glyco-proteo-me-towards-a-system-to-study-disorders-of-protein-glycosylation
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Kirsty Skeene, Matthew Walker, Graham Clarke, Ed Bergstrom, Paul Genever, Daniel Ungar, Jane Thomas-Oates
A method has been developed for release/isolation of O-glycans from glycoproteins in whole cell lysates, for mass spectrometric analysis. Cells are lysed in SDS, which is then exchanged for urea and ammonium bicarbonate in a centrifugal filter, before treating with NH4OH to release O-glycans. Following centrifugation, O-glycans are recovered in the filtrate. Sonication achieves O-glycan release in 1 h. Combining the established protocol for filter-aided N-glycan separation, here optimised for enhanced PNGase F efficiency, with the developed O-glycan release method allows analysis of both N- and O-glycans from one sample, in the same filter unit, from 0...
April 28, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453252/polymer-inclusion-membranes-with-condensed-phase-membrane-introduction-mass-spectrometry-cp-mims-improved-analytical-response-time-and-sensitivity
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Gregory W Vandergrift, Erik T Krogh, Chris G Gill
Condensed phase membrane introduction mass spectrometry (CP-MIMS) is an online, in situ analysis technique for low volatility analytes. Analytes diffuse through a hollow fibre membrane, where they are then dissolved by a liquid (condensed) acceptor phase flowing through the membrane lumen. Permeating analytes are entrained to an atmospheric pressure ionization source for subsequent measurement by a mass spectrometer. Larger analytes, with inherently lower diffusivities, suffer from lengthy response times and lower sensitivity, limiting the use of CP-MIMS for their online, real time measurement...
April 28, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453246/robust-and-flexible-aramid-nanofiber-graphene-layer-by-layer-electrodes
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Se Ra Kwon, Meagan Elinski, James D Batteas, Jodie L Lutkenhaus
Aramid nanofibers (ANFs), or nanoscale Kevlar® fibers, are of interest for its high mechanical performance and functional nanostructure. The dispersible nature of ANFs opens up processing opportunities for creating mechanically robust and flexible nanocomposites, particularly for energy and power applications. The challenge is to manipulate ANFs into an electrode structure that balances mechanical and electrochemical performance to yield a robust and flexible electrode. Here, ANFs and graphene oxide (GO) sheets are blended using layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly to achieve mechanically flexible supercapacitor electrodes...
April 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449384/iron-status-body-size-and-growth-in-the-first-2%C3%A2-years-of-life
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Elaine K McCarthy, Carol Ní Chaoimh, Louise C Kenny, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Alan D Irvine, Deirdre M Murray, Mairead E Kiely
Rapid growth in infancy has been shown to adversely affect iron status up to 1 year; however the effect of growth on iron status in the second year of life has been largely unexplored. We aimed to investigate the impact of growth and body size in the first 2 years on iron status at 2 years. In the prospective, maternal-infant Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort Study, infant weight and length were measured at birth, 2, 6, 12, and 24 months and absolute weight (kg) and length (cm) gain from 0 to 2, 0 to 6, 0 to 12, 6 to 12, 12 to 24, and 0 to 24 months were calculated...
April 27, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449306/malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors-in-pediatric-patients-the-aieop-associazione-italiana-ematologia-oncologia-pediatrica-study
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M Terenziani, G Bisogno, R Boldrini, G Cecchetto, M Conte, L Boschetti, M D De Pasquale, D Biasoni, A Inserra, F Siracusa, M E Basso, F De Leonardis, D Di Pinto, F Barretta, F Spreafico, P D'Angelo
OBJECTIVE: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCT) carry an excellent prognosis, and the treatment aims to achieve results with the least possible treatment-related morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of pediatric patients with MOGCT. METHODS: Patients were treated according to their stage: surgery and surveillance for stage I; a modified bleomycin-etoposide-cisplatin (BEP) regimen for stages II (three cycles), III, and IV (three cycles) with surgery on residual disease...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449268/ventral-but-not-dorsal-hippocampus-inactivation-impairs-reward-memory-expression-and-retrieval-in-contexts-defined-by-proximal-cues
#17
Sadia Riaz, Anett Schumacher, Seyon Sivagurunathan, Matthijs Van Der Meer, Rutsuko Ito
The hippocampus (HPC) has been widely implicated in the contextual control of appetitive and aversive conditioning. However, whole hippocampal lesions do not invariably impair all forms of contextual processing, as in the case of complex biconditional context discrimination, leading to contention over the exact nature of the contribution of the HPC in contextual processing. Moreover, the increasingly well-established functional dissociation between the dorsal (dHPC) and ventral (vHPC) subregions of the HPC has been largely overlooked in the existing literature on hippocampal-based contextual memory processing in appetitively-motivated tasks...
April 27, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449266/frailty-as-a-predictor-of-future-fracture-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Kuo-Wei Chen, Shu-Fang Chang, Pei-Ling Lin
BACKGROUND: Studies have identified frailty as an effective predictor of fracture; however, the correlation between frailty and fracture differs between various stages of frailty. OBJECTIVES: The main aim is to determine the correlation between various stages of frailty and fracture risk; a secondary purpose is to determine the correlation between subgroups (e.g., females, females with a hip fracture, or aged 65 years or older) within the stages of frailty and fracture risk...
April 27, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449225/transfusion-research-priorities-for-blood-services-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Imelda Bates, Oliver Hassall, Tonderai Mapako
Evidence to support many blood transfusion policies and practices in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is weak or lacking. SSA cannot extrapolate from wealthy countries' research findings because its environment, users and structures are very different and SSA has critical blood shortages. SSA needs to generate its own evidence but research funds are very scarce and need to be carefully targeted to match need. This study aimed to define this need by determining research priorities for blood services in SSA. Thirty-five stakeholders representing diverse blood services' interests and expertise participated in a workshop...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449106/microbiomeanalyst-a-web-based-tool-for-comprehensive-statistical-visual-and-meta-analysis-of-microbiome-data
#20
Achal Dhariwal, Jasmine Chong, Salam Habib, Irah L King, Luis B Agellon, Jianguo Xia
The widespread application of next-generation sequencing technologies has revolutionized microbiome research by enabling high-throughput profiling of the genetic contents of microbial communities. How to analyze the resulting large complex datasets remains a key challenge in current microbiome studies. Over the past decade, powerful computational pipelines and robust protocols have been established to enable efficient raw data processing and annotation. The focus has shifted toward downstream statistical analysis and functional interpretation...
April 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
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