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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106108/isl2b-regulates-anterior-second-heart-field-development-in-zebrafish
#1
Hagen R Witzel, Sirisha Cheedipudi, Rui Gao, Didier Y R Stainier, Gergana D Dobreva
After initial formation, the heart tube grows by addition of second heart field progenitor cells to its poles. The transcription factor Isl1 is expressed in the entire second heart field in mouse, and Isl1-deficient mouse embryos show defects in arterial and venous pole development. The expression of Isl1 is conserved in zebrafish cardiac progenitors; however, Isl1 is required for cardiomyocyte differentiation only at the venous pole. Here we show that Isl1 homologues are expressed in specific patterns in the developing zebrafish heart and play distinct roles during cardiac morphogenesis...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087459/wnt-signaling-balances-specification-of-the-cardiac-and-pharyngeal-muscle-fields
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Amrita Mandal, Andrew Holowiecki, Yuntao Charlie Song, Joshua S Waxman
Canonical Wnt/β-catenin (Wnt) signaling plays multiple conserved roles during fate specification of cardiac progenitors in developing vertebrate embryos. Although lineage analysis in ascidians and mice has indicated there is a close relationship between the cardiac second heart field (SHF) and pharyngeal muscle (PM) progenitors, the signals underlying directional fate decisions of the cells within the cardio-pharyngeal muscle field in vertebrates are not yet understood. Here, we examined the temporal requirements of Wnt signaling in cardiac and PM development...
January 10, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048814/su-f-j-123-ct-based-determination-of-dibh-variability-and-its-dosimetric-impact-on-post-mastectomy-plus-regional-nodal-radiation-therapy
#3
M Malin, H Kang, K Tatebe, Y Hasan, S Chmura, H Al-Hallaq
PURPOSE: Breast cancer radiotherapy delivered using voluntary deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) requires reproducible breath holds, particularly when matching supraclavicular fields to tangential fields. We studied the impact of variation in DIBHs on CTV and OAR dose metrics by comparing the dose distribution computed on two DIBH CT scans taken at the time of simulation. METHODS: Ten patients receiving 50Gy in 25 fractions to the left chestwall and regional lymph nodes were studied...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033319/correction-foxf-genes-integrate-tbx5-and-hedgehog-pathways-in-the-second-heart-field-for-cardiac-septation
#4
Andrew D Hoffmann, Xinan Holly Yang, Ozanna Burnicka-Turek, Joshua D Bosman, Xiaomeng Ren, Linglin Xie, Jeffrey D Steimle, Steven A Vokes, Andrew P McMahon, Vladimir V Kalinichenko, Ivan P Moskowitz
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004604.].
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032100/high-insecticides-resistance-in-culex-pipiens-diptera-culicidae-from-tehran-capital-of-iran
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Yaser Salim-Abadi, Mohammad Ali Oshaghi, Ahmad Ali Enayati, Mohammad Reza Abai, Hassan Vatandoost, Mohammad Reza Eshraghian, Hossein Mirhendi, Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd, Mohammad Amin Gorouhi, Fatemeh Rafi
BACKGROUND: During recent years transmission of Dirofilaria immitis (dog heart worm) by Culex pipiens and West Nile virus have been reported from Iran. The present study was preformed for evaluating the susceptibility status of Cx. pipiens collected from capital city of Tehran, Iran. METHODS: Four Insecticides including: DDT 4%, Lambdacyhalothrin 0.05%, Deltamethrin 0.05% and Cyfluthrin 0.15 % according to WHO standard methods were used for evaluating the susceptibility status of Cx...
December 2016: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026746/robust-estimation-of-sparse-narrowband-spectra-from-binary-neuronal-spiking-data
#6
Sina Miran, Patrick Purdon, Emery Brown, Behtash Babadi
OBJECTIVE: Characterizing the spectral properties of neuronal responses is an important problem in computational neuroscience, as it provides insight into the spectral organization of the underlying functional neural processes. Although spectral analysis techniques are widely used in the analysis of noninvasive neural recordings such as EEG, their application to spiking data is limited due to the binary and non-linear nature of neuronal spiking. In this paper, we address the problem of estimating the power spectral density of the neural covariate driving the spiking statistics of a neuronal population from binary observations...
December 22, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004586/psycho-ophthalmology-contributions-of-health-psychology-to-the-assessment-and-treatment-of-glaucoma
#7
Jorge Luis Méndez-Ulrich, Antoni Sanz
BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic in its early stages, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. While psychosocial factors are taken into consideration for a host of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and autoimmune conditions, to date, psychological issues have been ignored in the clinical management of glaucoma. OBJECTIVE: This work reviews the most relevant contributions from a health psychology perspective for the assessment and treatment of glaucoma, which is emerging in the field of psycho-ophthalmology...
December 22, 2016: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003175/design-of-a-serious-game-for-handling-obstetrical-emergencies
#8
Estelle Jean Dit Gautier, Virginie Bot-Robin, Aurélien Libessart, Guillaume Doucède, Michel Cosson, Chrystèle Rubod
BACKGROUND: The emergence of new technologies in the obstetrical field should lead to the development of learning applications, specifically for obstetrical emergencies. Many childbirth simulations have been recently developed. However, to date none of them have been integrated into a serious game. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to design a new type of immersive serious game, using virtual glasses to facilitate the learning of pregnancy and childbirth pathologies...
December 21, 2016: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989237/modernising-epidemic-science-enabling-patient-centred-research-during-epidemics
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EDITORIAL
Amanda M Rojek, Peter W Horby
BACKGROUND: Emerging and epidemic infectious disease outbreaks are a significant public health problem and global health security threat. As an outbreak begins, epidemiological investigations and traditional public health responses are generally mounted very quickly. However, patient-centred research is usually not prioritised when planning and enacting the response. Instead, the clinical research response occurs subsequent to and separate from the public health response, and is inadequate for evidence-based decision-making at the bedside or in the offices of public health policymakers...
December 19, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955943/endothelium-in-the-pharyngeal-arches-3-4-and-6-is-derived-from-the-second-heart-field
#10
Xia Wang, Dongying Chen, Kelley Chen, Ali Jubran, AnnJosette Ramirez, Sophie Astrof
Oxygenated blood from the heart is directed into the systemic circulation through the aortic arch arteries (AAAs). The AAAs arise by remodeling of three symmetrical pairs of pharyngeal arch arteries (PAAs), which connect the heart with the paired dorsal aortae at mid-gestation. Aberrant PAA formation results in defects frequently observed in patients with lethal congenital heart disease. How the PAAs form in mammals is not understood. The work presented in this manuscript shows that the second heart field (SHF) is the major source of progenitors giving rise to the endothelium of the pharyngeal arches 3 - 6, while the endothelium in the pharyngeal arches 1 and 2 is derived from a different source...
January 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918914/transformation-of-jaw-muscle-satellite-cells-to-cardiomyocytes
#11
Randall S Daughters, Susan A Keirstead, Jonathan M W Slack
In the embryo a population of progenitor cells known as the second heart field forms not just parts of the heart but also the jaw muscles of the head. Here we show that it is possible to take skeletal muscle satellite cells from jaw muscles of the adult mouse and to direct their differentiation to become heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes). This is done by exposing the cells to extracellular factors similar to those which heart progenitors would experience during normal embryonic development. By contrast, cardiac differentiation does not occur at all from satellite cells isolated from trunk and limb muscles, which originate from the somites of the embryo...
December 2, 2016: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893754/cyp26-enzymes-facilitate-second-heart-field-progenitor-addition-and-maintenance-of-ventricular-integrity
#12
Ariel B Rydeen, Joshua S Waxman
Although retinoic acid (RA) teratogenicity has been investigated for decades, the mechanisms underlying RA-induced outflow tract (OFT) malformations are not understood. Here, we show zebrafish embryos deficient for Cyp26a1 and Cyp26c1 enzymes, which promote RA degradation, have OFT defects resulting from two mechanisms: first, a failure of second heart field (SHF) progenitors to join the OFT, instead contributing to the pharyngeal arch arteries (PAAs), and second, a loss of first heart field (FHF) ventricular cardiomyocytes due to disrupted cell polarity and extrusion from the heart tube...
November 2016: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890346/the-uk-heartspare-study-stage-ii-multicentre-evaluation-of-a-voluntary-breath-hold-technique-in-patients-receiving-breast-radiotherapy
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F R Bartlett, E M Donovan, H A McNair, L A Corsini, R M Colgan, P M Evans, L Maynard, C Griffin, J S Haviland, J R Yarnold, A M Kirby
AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility and heart-sparing ability of the voluntary breath-hold (VBH) technique in a multicentre setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were recruited from 10 UK centres. Following surgery for early left breast cancer, patients with any heart inside the 50% isodose from a standard free-breathing tangential field treatment plan underwent a second planning computed tomography (CT) scan using the VBH technique. A separate treatment plan was prepared on the VBH CT scan and used for treatment...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886501/fate-of-alpha-dynamos-at-large-rm
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Alexandre Cameron, Alexandros Alexakis
At the heart of today's solar magnetic field evolution models lies the alpha dynamo description. In this work, we investigate the fate of alpha dynamos as the magnetic Reynolds number Rm is increased. Using Floquet theory, we are able to precisely quantify mean-field effects like the alpha and beta effect (i) by rigorously distinguishing dynamo modes that involve large-scale components from the ones that only involve small scales, and by (ii) providing a way to investigate arbitrary large-scale separations with minimal computational cost...
November 11, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872471/recent-progress-in-xenotransplantation-with-emphasis-on-virological-safety
#15
Joachim Denner
Xenotransplantation is a new technology that may help to overcome the shortage of human tissues and organs available for the treatment of tissue and organ failure. Remarkable progress has recently been made in this field. First, understanding of the mechanisms of immunological rejection, mainly of the hyperacute rejection, allowed generating numerous genetically modified pigs to overcome rejection. Second, based on these genetically modified animals and new immunosuppression regimens, long-term survival of non-human primate recipients of heart, kidney, and islet cell cells has been reported...
November 22, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821521/from-cytoskeletal-dynamics-to-organ-asymmetry-a-nonlinear-regulative-pathway-underlies-left-right-patterning
#16
Gary McDowell, Suvithan Rajadurai, Michael Levin
Consistent left-right (LR) asymmetry is a fundamental aspect of the bodyplan across phyla, and errors of laterality form an important class of human birth defects. Its molecular underpinning was first discovered as a sequential pathway of left- and right-sided gene expression that controlled positioning of the heart and visceral organs. Recent data have revised this picture in two important ways. First, the physical origin of chirality has been identified; cytoskeletal dynamics underlie the asymmetry of single-cell behaviour and patterning of the LR axis...
December 19, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808412/potassium-currents-in-the-heart-functional-roles-in-repolarization-arrhythmia-and-therapeutics
#17
Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, Ye Chen-Izu, Colleen E Clancy, Isabelle Deschenes, Dobromir Dobrev, Jordi Heijman, Leighton Izu, Zhilin Qu, Crystal M Ripplinger, Jamie I Vandenberg, James N Weiss, Gideon Koren, Tamas Banyasz, Eleonora Grandi, Michael C Sanguinetti, Donald M Bers, Jeanne M Nerbonne
This is the second of the two White Papers from the fourth UC Davis Cardiovascular Symposium Systems Approach to Understanding Cardiac Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Arrhythmias (3-4 March 2016), a biennial event that brings together leading experts in different fields of cardiovascular research. The theme of the 2016 symposium was 'K(+) channels and regulation', and the objectives of the conference were severalfold: (1) to identify current knowledge gaps; (2) to understand what may go wrong in the diseased heart and why; (3) to identify possible novel therapeutic targets; and (4) to further the development of systems biology approaches to decipher the molecular mechanisms and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794491/vegf-regulates-relative-allocation-of-isl1-cardiac-progenitors-to-myocardial-and-endocardial-lineages
#18
Zhiheng He, Myriam Grunewald, Yuval Dor, Eli Keshet
A fundamental issue in organogenesis is how dichotomous fate decisions are made securing proper allocation of multipotent progenitors to their respective descendants. Previous lineage tracing analyses showing Isl1(+)/VEGFR2(+) cardiac progenitors in the second heart field give rise to both endocardium and myocardium suggest VEGF plays a role in this fate decision, conceivably promoting an endocardial fate. Isl1(+) multipotent progenitors and lineage-committed descendants thereof were visualized and quantified within their transition zone in the outflow tract...
November 2016: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791486/perception-or-reality-can-thermal-perceptions-inform-management-of-firefighters-in-the-heat
#19
Anthony Walker, Ben Rattray, Matt Brearley
Accurately assessing the physiological status of firefighters during work in the heat is critical to ensuring their safety. Evaluating core temperatures (Tc) in the field is problematic due to cost and limitations in technology and accuracy. As such, fire services rely on individual perceptions of wellbeing. The present study aimed to establish whether perceptual responses measured using the perceptual strain index (PeSI), calculated from rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and thermal sensation (TS), could reliably predict the physiological strain (PSI) encountered by experienced firefighters working in a hot environment...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764523/benzodiazepines-for-the-relief-of-breathlessness-in-advanced-malignant-and-non-malignant-diseases-in-adults
#20
REVIEW
Steffen T Simon, Irene J Higginson, Sara Booth, Richard Harding, Vera Weingärtner, Claudia Bausewein
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in Issue 1, 2010, on 'Benzodiazepines for the relief of breathlessness in advanced malignant and non-malignant diseases in adults'. Breathlessness is one of the most common symptoms experienced in the advanced stages of malignant and non-malignant disease. Benzodiazepines are widely used for the relief of breathlessness in advanced diseases and are regularly recommended in the literature. At the time of the previously published Cochrane review, there was no evidence for a beneficial effect of benzodiazepines for the relief of breathlessness in people with advanced cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
October 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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