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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092919/compensatory-water-effects-link-yearly-global-land-co2-sink-changes-to-temperature
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Martin Jung, Markus Reichstein, Christopher R Schwalm, Chris Huntingford, Stephen Sitch, Anders Ahlström, Almut Arneth, Gustau Camps-Valls, Philippe Ciais, Pierre Friedlingstein, Fabian Gans, Kazuhito Ichii, Atul K Jain, Etsushi Kato, Dario Papale, Ben Poulter, Botond Raduly, Christian Rödenbeck, Gianluca Tramontana, Nicolas Viovy, Ying-Ping Wang, Ulrich Weber, Sönke Zaehle, Ning Zeng
Large interannual variations in the measured growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) originate primarily from fluctuations in carbon uptake by land ecosystems. It remains uncertain, however, to what extent temperature and water availability control the carbon balance of land ecosystems across spatial and temporal scales. Here we use empirical models based on eddy covariance data and process-based models to investigate the effect of changes in temperature and water availability on gross primary productivity (GPP), terrestrial ecosystem respiration (TER) and net ecosystem exchange (NEE) at local and global scales...
January 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092289/the-impact-of-obesity-on-heart-failure
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Alexander B Zhai, Haissam Haddad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity, a growing global health problem, contributes to the development of heart failure. However, increased BMI seems protective for those with established disease, a phenomenon known as the 'obesity paradox'. In this review, we outline the mechanism through which obesity can contribute to the development of heart failure, explore the concept of obesity paradox, and highlight the challenges that obesity presents for advanced heart failure therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Although the mechanism underlying the obesity paradox is complex, meta-analysis shows that intentional weight loss through bariatric surgery can indeed improve cardiac structure and function...
January 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092248/-pulmonary-thromboembolism-recent-experience-of-4-years-at-a-cardiology-hospital
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Erick Ramírez-Arias, Martin Rosas-Peralta, Gabriela Borrayo-Sánchez, Luis Antonio Moreno-Ruiz, Jorge Guillermo Arenas-Fonseca, Víctor Manuel Arzola-Covarrubias, Luis Efrén Santos-Martínez, Efraín Arizmendi-Uribe
It comprised a series of cases over a period of 4 years, held at the Hospital of Cardiology of the Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, IMSS. From 2008 to 2011, admitted to Emergency 184 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, of which 41 were removed; of the 143 remaining cases, only 127 patients was diagnosed with PE. The other 16 patients had other diagnoses. In 86% of patients showed electrocardiographic pattern S1Q3T3 and 39% had RBBB, in 17 (13.3%) patients there was hemodynamic instability, and in 94...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090729/notes-on-the-use-of-randomised-controlled-trials-to-evaluate-complex-interventions-community-treatment-orders-as-an-illustrative-case
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Feras Ali Mustafa
Over the past seven decades, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have revolutionised clinical research and achieved a gold standard status. However, extending their use to evaluate complex interventions is problematic. In this paper we will demonstrate that complex intervention RCTs violate the necessary premises that govern the RCTs logic and underpin their rigour. The lack of blinding, heterogeneity of participants, as well as poor treatment standardisation and difficulty of controlling for confounders, which characterise complex intervention RCTs, can potentially be profoundly detrimental to their integrity...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089683/coupling-of-homologous-recombination-and-the-checkpoint-by-atr
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Rémi Buisson, Joshi Niraj, Amélie Rodrigue, Chu Kwen Ho, Johannes Kreuzer, Tzeh Keong Foo, Emilie J-L Hardy, Graham Dellaire, Wilhelm Haas, Bing Xia, Jean-Yves Masson, Lee Zou
ATR is a key regulator of cell-cycle checkpoints and homologous recombination (HR). Paradoxically, ATR inhibits CDKs during checkpoint responses, but CDK activity is required for efficient HR. Here, we show that ATR promotes HR after CDK-driven DNA end resection. ATR stimulates the BRCA1-PALB2 interaction after DNA damage and promotes PALB2 localization to DNA damage sites. ATR enhances BRCA1-PALB2 binding at least in part by inhibiting CDKs. The optimal interaction of BRCA1 and PALB2 requires phosphorylation of PALB2 at S59, an ATR site, and hypo-phosphorylation of S64, a CDK site...
December 28, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089155/prognostic-value-of-body-mass-index-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-j-shaped-curve
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Rocío González-Ferreiro, Antonio J Muñoz-García, Diego López-Otero, Pablo Avanzas, Isaac Pascual, Juan H Alonso-Briales, Ramiro Trillo-Nouche, Federico Pun, Manuel F Jiménez-Navarro, José M Hernández-García, César Morís, José R González Juanatey
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine whether body mass index (BMI) is a prognostic indicator for long-term, all-cause mortality in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND: Obesity in patients with established cardiovascular disease has previously been identified as an indicator of good prognosis, a phenomenon known as the "obesity paradox". The prognostic significance of BMI in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AoS) undergoing TAVI is a matter of current debate, as published studies are scarce and their results conflicting...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088753/mitochondrial-redox-plays-a-critical-role-in-the-paradoxical-effects-of-napdh-oxidase-derived-ros-on-coronary-endothelium
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Ehtesham Shafique, Anali Torina, Karla Reichert, Bonnie Colantuono, Nasifa Nur, Khawaja Zeeshan, Vani Ravichandran, Yuhong Liu, Jun Feng, Khawaja Zeeshan, Laura E Benjamin, Kaikobad Irani, Elizabeth O Harrington, Frank W Sellke, Md Ruhul Abid
AIMS: There are conflicting reports on the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) i.e. beneficial vs. harmful, in vascular endothelium. Here, we aim to examine whether duration of exposure to ROS and/or subcellular ROS levels are responsible for the apparently paradoxical effects of oxidants on endothelium. METHODS AND RESULTS: We have recently generated binary (Tet-ON/OFF) conditional transgenic mice (Tet-Nox2:VE-Cad-tTA) that can induce 1.8 ± 0.42-fold increase in NADPH oxidase (NOX)-derived ROS specifically in vascular endothelium upon withdrawal of tetracycline from the drinking water...
January 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088622/reactive-oxygen-species-and-cancer-paradox-to-promote-or-to-suppress
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REVIEW
Sehamuddin Galadari, Anees Rahman, Siraj Pallichankandy, Faisal Thayyullathil
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), a group of highly reactive ions and molecules, are increasingly being appreciated as powerful signaling molecules involved in the regulation of a variety of biological processes. Indeed, their role is continuously being delineated in a variety of pathophysiological conditions. For instance, cancer cells are shown to have increased ROS levels in comparison to their normal counterparts. This is partly due to an enhanced metabolism and mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer cells. The escalated ROS generation in cancer cells contributes to the biochemical and molecular changes necessary for the tumor initiation, promotion and progression, as well as, tumor resistance to chemotherapy...
January 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087768/the-rice-paradox-multiple-origins-but-single-domestication-in-asian-rice
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Jae Young Choi, Adrian E Platts, Dorian Q Fuller, Yue-Ie Hsing, Rod A Wing, Michael D Purugganan
The origin of domesticated Asian rice (Oryza sativa) has been a contentious topic, with conflicting evidence for either single or multiple domestication of this key crop species. We examined the evolutionary history of domesticated rice by analyzing de novo assembled genomes from domesticated rice and its wild progenitors. Our results indicate multiple origins, where each domesticated rice subpopulation (japonica, indica, and aus) arose separately from progenitor O. rufipogon and/or O. nivara Coalescence-based modeling of demographic parameters estimate that the first domesticated rice population to split off from O...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087292/loss-of-cd28-within-cd4-t-cell-subsets-from-cervical-cancer-patients-is-accompanied-by-the-acquisition-of-intracellular-perforin-and-is-further-enhanced-by-nkg2d-expression
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Marta Escarra-Senmarti, Miriam Ruth Bueno-Topete, Luis Felipe Jave-Suarez, Eduardo Gomez-Bañuelos, Jorge Gutierrez-Franco, Natali Vega-Magaña, Adriana Aguilar-Lemarroy, Ana Laura Pereira-Suarez, Jesse Haramati, Susana Del Toro-Arreola
CD28 is well characterized as an essential co-stimulatory receptor critical for activation, proliferation and survival processes in CD4(+) T cells. Populations of CD4(+)CD28(null) T cells, with apparently contradictory physiological roles, have recently been reported, along with the co-expression of the NK activating receptor NKG2D, in autoimmune diseases and chronic viral inflammation. Paradoxically, studies in cancer suggest that an expanded CD4(+)NKG2D(+) population may be armed with immunosuppressive properties...
January 10, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086885/harnessing-the-early-post-injury-inflammatory-responses-for-cardiac-regeneration
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REVIEW
Bill Cheng, H C Chen, I W Chou, Tony W H Tang, Patrick C H Hsieh
Cardiac inflammation is considered by many as the main driving force in prolonging the pathological condition in the heart after myocardial infarction. Immediately after cardiac ischemic injury, neutrophils are the first innate immune cells recruited to the ischemic myocardium within the first 24 h. Once they have infiltrated the injured myocardium, neutrophils would then secret proteases that promote cardiac remodeling and chemokines that enhance the recruitment of monocytes from the spleen, in which the recruitment peaks at 72 h after myocardial infarction...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086758/toxoplasmosis-associated-iris-involving-the-cns-a-case-report-with-longitudinal-analysis-of-t-cell-subsets
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Rita Rb-Silva, Claudia Nobrega, Eugénia Reiriz, Soraia Almeida, Rui Sarmento-Castro, Margarida Correia-Neves, Ana Horta
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected patients may present an unforeseen clinical worsening after initiating antiretroviral therapy known as immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). This syndrome is characterized by a heightened inflammatory response toward infectious or non-infectious triggers, and it may affect different organs. Diagnosis of IRIS involving the central nervous system (CNS-IRIS) is challenging due to heterogeneous manifestations, absence of biomarkers to identify this condition, risk of long-term sequelae and high mortality...
January 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081190/inflammatory-activity-on-natalizumab-predicts-short-term-but-not-long-term-disability-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Joel Raffel, Arie R Gafson, Samer Dahdaleh, Omar Malik, Brynmor Jones, Richard Nicholas
BACKGROUND: In people with multiple sclerosis treated with interferon-beta or glatiramer acetate, new MRI lesions and relapses during the first year of treatment predict a poor prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To study this association in those receiving natalizumab. METHODS: Data were collected on relapses, new MRI activity, and Modified Rio Score after initiation of natalizumab in an observational cohort of 161 patients with high baseline disability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080038/tracking-catalyst-redox-states-and-reaction-dynamics-in-ni-fe-oxyhydroxide-oxygen-evolution-reaction-oer-electrocatalysts-the-role-of-catalyst-support-and-electrolyte-ph
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Mikaela Goerlin, Jorge Ferreira de Araújo, Henrike Schmies, Denis Bernsmeier, Soeren Dresp, Manuel Gliech, Zenonas Jusys, Petko Chernev, Ralph Kraehnert, Holger Dau, Peter Strasser
Ni-Fe oxyhydroxides are the most active known electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in alkaline electrolytes and are therefore of great scientific and technological importance in the context of electrochemical energy conversion. Here we uncover, investigate, and discuss previously unaddressed effects of conductive supports and the electrolyte pH on the Ni-Fe oxide catalyst redox behavior and catalytic OER activity, combining operando UV-vis spectro-electrochemistry, operando electrochemical mass spectrometry (DEMS), and in-situ cryo X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079422/examining-an-alcohol-health-worker-service-s-patient-coverage
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Andrew Papworth, Charlie Lloyd, Sarah Baker
Alcohol health workers (AHWs) have been found to be effective at reducing alcohol-related hospital admissions, but there is still a paucity of evidence in keys areas. This was the first study to investigate what percentage of patients referred to an AHW service by alcohol screening tools are actually seen by the AHWs. The study-based in a large teaching hospital in the north of England-also investigated the impact of social deprivation on service usage. Research data came from a patient database and semi-structured interviews with AHWs...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079204/quantum-ergodicity-breaking-in-semi-classical-electron-transfer-dynamics
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Igor Goychuk
Can the statistical properties of single-electron transfer events be correctly predicted within a common equilibrium ensemble description? This fundamental in nanoworld question of ergodic behavior is scrutinized within a very basic semi-classical curve-crossing problem. It is shown that in the limit of non-adiabatic electron transfer (weak tunneling) well-described by the Marcus-Levich-Dogonadze (MLD) rate the answer is yes. However, in the limit of the so-called solvent-controlled adiabatic electron transfer, a profound breaking of ergodicity occurs...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078394/kinematics-of-a-bicruciate-retaining-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Thomas J Heyse, Joshua Slane, Geert Peersman, Margo Dirckx, Arne van de Vyver, Philipp Dworschak, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Lennart Scheys
PURPOSE: The recently reintroduced bicruciate-retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty (BCR TKA) is an interesting approach in the quest for close replication of knee joint biomechanics and kinematics closer to the native knee. Therefore, this study aimed at providing a detailed biomechanical view on the functional resemblance of BCR TKA to the native knee joint. METHODS: Seven fresh-frozen full leg cadaver specimens (76 ± 10 year) were mounted in a 6 degrees-of-freedom kinematic rig that applied a dynamic squatting motion knee flexion...
January 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077878/pla2g16-represents-a-switch-between-entry-and-clearance-of-picornaviridae
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Jacqueline Staring, Eleonore von Castelmur, Vincent A Blomen, Lisa G van den Hengel, Markus Brockmann, Jim Baggen, Hendrik Jan Thibaut, Joppe Nieuwenhuis, Hans Janssen, Frank J M van Kuppeveld, Anastassis Perrakis, Jan E Carette, Thijn R Brummelkamp
Picornaviruses are a leading cause of human and veterinary infections that result in various diseases, including polio and the common cold. As archetypical non-enveloped viruses, their biology has been extensively studied. Although a range of different cell-surface receptors are bound by different picornaviruses, it is unclear whether common host factors are needed for them to reach the cytoplasm. Using genome-wide haploid genetic screens, here we identify the lipid-modifying enzyme PLA2G16 (refs 8, 9, 10, 11) as a picornavirus host factor that is required for a previously unknown event in the viral life cycle...
January 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077836/-decision-making-experience-on-breast-reconstruction-for-women-with-breast-cancer
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Myungsun Yi, Woo Joung Joung, Eun Young Park, Eun Jin Kwon, Haejin Kim, Ji Young Seo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore decision making experiences of Korean women with breast cancer who underwent breast reconstruction with/after a mastectomy. METHODS: Data were collected during 2015-2016 through individual in-depth interviews with 10 women who had both mastectomy and breast reconstruction, and analyzed using phenomenological method to identify essential themes on experiences of making a decision to have breast reconstruction. RESULTS: Five theme clusters emerged...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077404/high-throughput-sequencing-of-the-t-cell-receptor-repertoire-pitfalls-and-opportunities
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James M Heather, Mazlina Ismail, Theres Oakes, Benny Chain
T-cell specificity is determined by the T-cell receptor, a heterodimeric protein coded for by an extremely diverse set of genes produced by imprecise somatic gene recombination. Massively parallel high-throughput sequencing allows millions of different T-cell receptor genes to be characterized from a single sample of blood or tissue. However, the extraordinary heterogeneity of the immune repertoire poses significant challenges for subsequent analysis of the data. We outline the major steps in processing of repertoire data, considering low-level processing of raw sequence files and high-level algorithms, which seek to extract biological or pathological information...
January 10, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
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