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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431243/cryo-em-structure-of-the-open-human-ether-%C3%A3-go-go-related-k-channel-herg
#1
Weiwei Wang, Roderick MacKinnon
The human ether-à-go-go-related potassium channel (hERG, Kv11.1) is a voltage-dependent channel known for its role in repolarizing the cardiac action potential. hERG alteration by mutation or pharmacological inhibition produces Long QT syndrome and the lethal cardiac arrhythmia torsade de pointes. We have determined the molecular structure of hERG to 3.8 Å using cryo-electron microscopy. In this structure, the voltage sensors adopt a depolarized conformation, and the pore is open. The central cavity has an atypically small central volume surrounded by four deep hydrophobic pockets, which may explain hERG's unusual sensitivity to many drugs...
April 20, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424823/-coma-in-the-emergency-room
#2
M Braun, C J Ploner, T Lindner, M Möckel, W U Schmidt
Coma of unknown origin (CUO) is a frequent unspecific emergency symptom associated with a high mortality. A fast diagnostic work-up is essential given the wide spectrum of underlying diagnoses that are made up of approximately 50% primary central nervous system (CNS) pathologies and approximately 50% extracerebral, almost exclusively internal medical causes. Despite the high mortality associated with this symptom, there are currently no generally accepted management guidelines for adult patients presenting with CUO...
April 19, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424788/fully-automated-robust-system-to-detect-retinal-edema-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-from-optical-coherence-tomography-images
#3
Samina Khalid, M Usman Akram, Taimur Hassan, Ammara Nasim, Amina Jameel
Maculopathy is the excessive damage to macula that leads to blindness. It mostly occurs due to retinal edema (RE), central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR), or age related macular degeneration (ARMD). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging is the latest eye testing technique that can detect these syndromes in early stages. Many researchers have used OCT images to detect retinal abnormalities. However, to the best of our knowledge, no research that presents a fully automated system to detect all of these macular syndromes is reported...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422829/impact-of-pain-on-cognitive-functions-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-with-small-fiber-neuropathy-10-cases-and-a-literature-review
#4
Sandrine Indart, Jacques Hugon, Pierre Jean Guillausseau, Alice Gilbert, Julien Dumurgier, Claire Paquet, Damien Sène
Primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterized by xerophthalmia, xerostomia, and potential peripheral or central neurological involvement. In pSS, the prevalence of cognitive disorders is generally sparse across literature and the impact of pain on cognitive profile is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the relation between pain, cognitive complaint, and impairment in a very homogenous population of 10 pSS patients with painful small fiber neuropathy (PSFN) and spontaneous cognitive complaint...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421037/lipid-processing-in-the-brain-a-key-regulator-of-systemic-metabolism
#5
REVIEW
Kimberley D Bruce, Andrea Zsombok, Robert H Eckel
Metabolic disorders, particularly aberrations in lipid homeostasis, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hypertriglyceridemia often manifest together as the metabolic syndrome (MetS). Despite major advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of these disorders, the prevalence of the MetS continues to rise. It is becoming increasingly apparent that intermediary metabolism within the central nervous system is a major contributor to the regulation of systemic metabolism. In particular, lipid metabolism within the brain is tightly regulated to maintain neuronal structure and function and may signal nutrient status to modulate metabolism in key peripheral tissues such as the liver...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413474/obesity-contributes-more-to-increasing-apob-apoa1-ratio-than-hyperandrogenism-in-pcos-women-aged-20-38-years-in-china
#6
Jianhua Zheng, Qianqian Yin, Juanyi Cao, Bei Zhang
We investigated the association between the apolipoprotein B (ApoB)/apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) ratio and insulin resistance (IR), metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components in Chinese polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) adults. We also examined whether hyperandrogenism is involved in obesity-related metabolic abnormalities in a cohort of patients. A clinical cross-sectional study consisting of 532 Chinese PCOS adults aged 20-38 years was designed. Each subject underwent a physical examination and laboratory evaluation...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412164/diagnosis-and-management-of-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-among-older-persons-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Omar Ortega, Alberto Martín, Pere Clavé
Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a condition recognized by the World Health Organization and defined as the difficulty or inability to move a bolus safely and effectively from the oral cavity to the esophagus, and can include aspirations, choking, and residue. OD is pandemic among different phenotypes of older people, affecting between 27% and 91% of the population 70 years or older. Although OD can be diagnosed by well-defined clinical methods and complementary explorations, in the clinical setting OD is seldom systematically screened and treated, and awareness among the medical/geriatric community is scarce...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409494/association-between-metabolically-healthy-central-obesity-in-women-and-levels-of-soluble-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-soluble-vascular-adhesion-protein-1-and-the-activity-of-semicarbazide-sensitive-amine-oxidase
#8
Ivana Koborová, Radana Gurecká, Melinda Csongová, Katarína Volkovová, Éva Szökő, Tamás Tábi, Katarína Šebeková
AIM: To determine the levels of circulating soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE), as a biomarker of risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease development in centrally obese (CO) women considered metabolically healthy (COH) in comparison with those metabolically unhealthy (COU). METHODS: 47 lean healthy, 17 COH (presenting waist-to-height ratio ≥0.5 but not elevated blood pressure, atherogenic lipid profile, and insulin resistance), and 50 COU (CO presenting ≥2 risk factors) women aged 40-45 years were included...
April 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399161/seroprevalence-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus-in-china-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peng Li, Zhen-Dong Tong, Ke-Feng Li, An Tang, Ya-Xin Dai, Jian-Bo Yan
OBJECTIVE: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease caused by a novel bunyavirus-SFTSV. The seroprevalence of anti-SFTSV antibodies including immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM), specific to SFTSV in the general population has been investigated in various epidemiological studies with inconsistent results. Here, we clarify this discrepancy and reach a more comprehensive result by mean of a meta-analysis. METHODS: All relevant articles were searched in the electronic databases (PubMed, Web of science, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, Chinese Wanfang database) up to November 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394145/increased-startle-potentiation-to-unpredictable-stressors-in-alcohol-dependence-possible-stress-neuroadaptation-in-humans
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Christine A Moberg, Daniel E Bradford, Jesse T Kaye, John J Curtin
Stress plays a key role in addiction etiology and relapse. Rodent models posit that following repeated periods of alcohol and other drug intoxication, compensatory allostatic changes occur in the central nervous system (CNS) circuits involved in behavioral and emotional response to stressors. We examine a predicted manifestation of this neuroadaptation in recently abstinent alcohol-dependent humans. Participants completed a translational laboratory task that uses startle potentiation to unpredictable (vs. predictable) stressors implicated in the putative CNS mechanisms that mediate this neuroadaptation...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379567/retinal-photoreceptor-functions-are-compromised-in-patients-with-resistance-to-thyroid-hormone-syndrome-rth%C3%AE
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Irene Campi, Gabriella Cammarata, Stefania Bianchi Marzoli, Paolo Beck-Peccoz, Diletta Santarsiero, Davide Dazzi, Alessandra Bottari de Castello, Elena Giuliana Taroni, Francesco Viola, Caterina Mian, Sara Watuntantrige-Fernando, Carla Pelusi, Marina Muzza, Maria Antonia Maffini, Luca Persani
CONTEXT: In animal models, disruption of thyroid hormone receptor-beta (TRβ) reduces the medium-wavelength (L/M) and increases the short-wavelength (S)-cones. The retinal photoreceptors (RPs) functions are unknown in patients with resistance to thyroid hormone syndrome with dominant-negative TRβ mutations (RTHβ). OBJECTIVE: to investigate RPs function in RTHβ. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: case-control study involving 27 RTHβ patients and 31 age-gender-matched controls, conducted in two tertiary referral centers in Italy...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376513/the-role-of-environmental-stress-on-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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Melissa T Sanford, Larissa V Rodriguez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) have been associated with comorbid conditions such as anxiety and depression. In addition, stress appears to influence the development or exacerbation of LUTS. This article seeks to review literature regarding the role of environmental stress on LUTS, focusing on findings presented in the last year. RECENT FINDINGS: Numerous authors have published on the impact early childhood experiences, acute and chronic stress, and psychiatric illness play in the development of LUTS...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373658/nod2-and-nod2-regulated-microbiota-protect-balb-c-mice-from-diet-induced-obesity-and-metabolic-dysfunction
#13
Ivan Rodriguez-Nunez, Tiffany Caluag, Kori Kirby, Charles N Rudick, Roman Dziarski, Dipika Gupta
Genetics plays a central role in susceptibility to obesity and metabolic diseases. BALB/c mice are known to be resistant to high fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity, however the genetic cause remains unknown. We report that deletion of the innate immunity antibacterial gene Nod2 abolishes this resistance, as Nod2 (-/-) BALB/c mice developed HFD-dependent obesity and hallmark features of metabolic syndrome. Nod2 (-/-) HFD mice developed hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, glucose intolerance, increased adiposity, and steatosis, with large lipid droplets in their hepatocytes...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359286/the-double-edged-sword-of-re-expression-of-genes-by-hypomethylating-agents-from-viral-mimicry-to-exploitation-as-priming-agents-for-targeted-immune-checkpoint-modulation
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REVIEW
Florian Wolff, Michael Leisch, Richard Greil, Angela Risch, Lisa Pleyer
Hypomethylating agents (HMAs) have been widely used over the last decade, approved for use in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The proposed central mechanism of action of HMAs, is the reversal of aberrant methylation in tumor cells, thus reactivating CpG-island promoters and leading to (re)expression of tumor suppressor genes. Recent investigations into the mode of action of azacitidine (AZA) and decitabine (DAC) have revealed new molecular mechanisms that impinge on tumor immunity via induction of an interferon response, through activation of endogenous retroviral elements (ERVs) that are normally epigenetically silenced...
March 31, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296177/fibromyalgia-remains-a-significant-burden-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-in-australia
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Anthea C Gist, Emma K Guymer, Laura E Eades, Michelle Leech, Geoffrey O Littlejohn
AIM: High rates of fibromyalgia (FM) are reported in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Advances in RA management have occurred, but information regarding current significance of FM in RA is limited. This investigation estimated the prevalence and health effects of concomitant FM in Australian RA patients. METHODS: Participants were recruited from Australian rheumatology clinics. Subjects were assessed using the 1990 and 2011 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) FM criteria and the polysymptomatic distress score (PDS) was calculated...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295825/effectiveness-of-manual-therapy-versus-surgery-in-pain-processing-due-to-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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C Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, J Cleland, M Palacios-Ceña, S Fuensalida-Novo, C Alonso-Blanco, J A Pareja, F Alburquerque-Sendín
BACKGROUND: People with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) exhibit widespread pressure pain and thermal pain hypersensitivity as a manifestation of central sensitization. The aim of our study was to compare the effectiveness of manual therapy versus surgery for improving pain and nociceptive gain processing in people with CTS. METHODS: The trial was conducted at a local regional Hospital in Madrid, Spain from August 2014 to February 2015. In this randomized parallel-group, blinded, clinical trial, 100 women with CTS were randomly allocated to either manual therapy (n = 50), who received three sessions (once/week) of manual therapies including desensitization manoeuvres of the central nervous system, or surgical intervention (n = 50) group...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293537/a-rare-case-of-concomitant-sicca-keratopathy-and-ipsilateral-central-facial-palsy-in-wallenberg-s-dorsolateral-medullary-syndrome
#17
Deborah De Bruyn, Elisabeth Van Aken, Kristien Herman
Objective: To describe a patient with a right-sided supranuclear facial palsy and concomitant sicca keratopathy of the right eye following right-sided dorsolateral medullary infarction. Methods: Our patient underwent a complete ophthalmologic and neurologic examination including biomicroscopy, fundus examination, cranial nerve examination, Shirmer I test, and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Results: A 61-year-old woman presented in emergency with a central facial nerve palsy on the right side and truncal ataxia...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293483/hippocampal-ampars-involve-the-central-sensitization-of-rats-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#18
Aiqin Chen, Yu Chen, Ying Tang, Chengjia Bao, Zizhi Cui, Meng Xiao, Chun Lin
OBJECTIVE: The roles of hippocampal AMPARs were investigated in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-like rats to clarify the central sensitization mechanisms. METHODS: IBS model was induced by neonatal maternal separation. The effects of AMPARs on visceral hypersensitivity were examined by the responses of abdominal muscle to colorectal distension after the bilateral intrahippocampal injections of CNQX (an AMPAR inhibitor). The expressions of hippocampal AMPARs (GluR1 and GluR2) were determined by Western blot...
March 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287410/usefulness-of-the-waist-circumference-to-height-ratio-in-screening-for-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-among-korean-children-and-adolescents-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2010-2014
#19
Dong-Hyun Choi, Yang-Im Hur, Jae-Heon Kang, Kyoungwoo Kim, Young Gyu Cho, Soo-Min Hong, Eun Byul Cho
The aims of this study were to assess the diagnostic value of the weight-to-height ratio (WHtR) for the detection of obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS) in Korean children and adolescents, and to determine the advantages of WHtR as a population-based screening tool in comparison with other obesity indicators, such as body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). We performed a cross-sectional analysis of data from 3057 children and adolescents (1625 boys, 1332 girls) aged 10-19 years who were included in the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES, 2010-2012) up to the second year of the sixth KNHANES (2013-2014)...
March 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284896/progesterone-increased-%C3%AE-endorphin-innervation-of-the-locus-coeruleus-but-ovarian-steroids-had-no-effect-on-noradrenergic-neurodegeneration
#20
Fernanda B Lima, Cristiane M Leite, Cynthia L Bethea, Janete A Anselmo-Franci
With the decline of ovarian steroids levels at menopause, many women experience an increase in anxiety and stress sensitivity. The locus coeruleus (LC), a central source of noradrenaline (NE), is activated by stress and is inhibited by β-endorphin. Moreover, increased NE has been implicated in pathological anxiety syndromes. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopause appears to decrease anxiety and vulnerability to stress. Therefore, we questioned the effect of HRT on the inhibitory β-endorphin innervation of the LC...
March 8, 2017: Brain Research
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