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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649325/influence-of-pollen-limitation-and-inbreeding-depression-in-the-maintenance-of-incomplete-dichogamy-in-salvia-elegans
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Víctor Rosas-Guerrero, Diego Hernández, Eduardo Cuevas
The widespread presence of incomplete dichogamy (i.e., partial separation in time between male and female phases) in flowering plants is a long-standing question in floral evolution. In this study, we proposed four scenarios in which depending on the particular combination of pollen limitation and inbreeding depression, the presence of complete dichogamy, incomplete dichogamy, or adichogamy may be favored. Moreover, we evaluated the role of pollen limitation and inbreeding depression in a natural population of Salvia elegans to test the validity of our predicted scenarios...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649196/estimation-of-time-varying-intrinsic-and-reflex-dynamic-joint-stiffness-during-movement-application-to-the-ankle-joint
#2
Diego L Guarín, Robert E Kearney
Dynamic joint stiffness determines the relation between joint position and torque, and plays a vital role in the control of posture and movement. Dynamic joint stiffness can be quantified during quasi-stationary conditions using disturbance experiments, where small position perturbations are applied to the joint and the torque response is recorded. Dynamic joint stiffness is composed of intrinsic and reflex mechanisms that act and change together, so that nonlinear, mathematical models and specialized system identification techniques are necessary to estimate their relative contributions to overall joint stiffness...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648918/acoustic-and-elastic-properties-of-glycerol-in-oil-based-gel-phantoms
#3
Luciana C Cabrelli, Felipe W Grillo, Diego R T Sampaio, Antonio A O Carneiro, Theo Z Pavan
Phantoms are important tools for image quality control and medical training. Many phantom materials have been proposed for ultrasound; most of them use water as the solvent, but these materials have disadvantages such as dehydration and low temporal stability if not properly stored. To overcome these difficulties, copolymer-in-oil gel was proposed as an inert and stable material; however, speed of sound for these materials is still lower than what is described for most biological tissues. Here, we propose the glycerol dispersion in oil-based gels to modify the acoustic and elastic properties of copolymer-in-oil phantoms...
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648845/substance-abuse-and-gender-differences-in-first-episode-psychosis-impact-on-hospital-readmissions
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Josep M Crosas, Jesus Cobo, Maribel Ahuir, Carla Hernández, Rebeca García, Esther Pousa, Joan-Carles Oliva, José-Antonio Monreal, Diego J Palao
INTRODUCTION: There have been controversial results in the study of gender differences in first episode psychosis (FEP). Substance abuse is the main existing comorbidity in FEP, and has been associated with worse prognosis and greater symptom severity. OBJECTIVES: To explore gender differences in FEP in relation to drug abuse, and their relationship with hospital readmissions. METHODOLOGY: Descriptive and prospective study (18 months). RESULTS: We included 141 patients (31...
June 22, 2017: Revista de Psiquiatrí́a y Salud Mental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648636/contribution-of-flagella-and-motility-to-gut-colonisation-and-pathogenicity-of-salmonella-enteritidis-in-the-chicken
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Fernanda de Oliveira Barbosa, Oliveiro Caetano de Freitas Neto, Diego Felipe Alves Batista, Adriana Maria de Almeida, Marcela da Silva Rubio, Lucas Bocchini Rodrigues Alves, Rosemeire de Oliveira Vasconcelos, Paul Andrew Barrow, Angelo Berchieri Junior
Salmonella Enteritidis causes fowl paratyphoid in poultry and is frequently associated to outbreaks of food-borne diseases in humans. The role of flagella and flagella-mediated motility into host-pathogen interplay is not fully understood and requires further investigation. In this study, one-day-old chickens were challenged orally with a wild-type strain Salmonella Enteritidis, a non-motile but fully flagellated (SE ΔmotB) or non-flagellated (SE ΔfliC) strain to evaluate their ability to colonise the intestine and spread systemically and also of eliciting gross and histopathological changes...
June 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648355/impact-of-age-and-sex-on-survival-and-causes-of-death-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jose Maria Oliver, Pastora Gallego, Ana Elvira Gonzalez, Diego Garcia-Hamilton, Pablo Avila, Andres Alonso, Jose Ruiz-Cantador, Rafael Peinado, Raquel Yotti, Francisco Fernandez-Aviles
BACKGROUND: The impact of gender and aging on relative survival and causes of death in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) are not well known. METHODS: Single center observational longitudinal study of 3311 consecutive ACHD (50.5% males) followed up to 25years. Patients were divided by the age at last follow-up into three groups: <40, 40-65 and >65years old. Their vital status was verified by crosschecking the Spanish National Death Index. Regression model for relative survival from reference population was performed...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648267/ecological-insights-into-the-dynamics-of-plant-biomass-degrading-microbial-consortia
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Diego Javier Jiménez, Francisco Dini-Andreote, Kristen M DeAngelis, Steven W Singer, Joana Falcão Salles, Jan Dirk van Elsas
Plant biomass (PB) is an important resource for biofuel production. However, the frequent lack of efficiency of PB saccharification is still an industrial bottleneck. The use of enzyme cocktails produced from PB-degrading microbial consortia (PB-dmc) is a promising approach to optimize this process. Nevertheless, the proper use and manipulation of PB-dmc depends on a sound understanding of the ecological processes and mechanisms that exist in these communities. This Opinion article provides an overview of arguments as to how spatiotemporal nutritional fluxes influence the successional dynamics and ecological interactions (synergism versus competition) between populations in PB-dmc...
June 19, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647506/the-s2-glycoprotein-subunit-of-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-contains-immunodominant-neutralizing-epitopes
#8
Faten A Okda, Steven Lawson, Aaron Singrey, Julie Nelson, Kyle S Hain, Lok R Joshi, Jane Christopher-Hennings, Eric A Nelson, Diego G Diel
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) spike (S) protein is the major target of neutralizing antibodies against PEDV. Here immunodominant neutralizing epitopes of PEDV were identified using a panel of S-specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Ten of eleven S-specific mAbs successfully neutralized PEDV infectivity in vitro. Notably, epitope mapping by peptide ELISAs revealed that nine of these mAbs recognized linear neutralizing epitopes located in the N-terminus of the S2 glycoprotein subunit (amino acids [aa] 744-759, 747-774 and/or 756-771)...
June 22, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647290/effect-of-professional-expertise-and-exposure-to-everyday-life-decision-making-on-moral-choices
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Maddalena Boccia, Paola Verde, Gregorio Angelino, Paolo Carrozzo, Diego Vecchi, Laura Piccardi, Stefano Colangeli, Pierluigi Cordellieri, Fabio Ferlazzo, Anna Maria Giannini
Moral sense is defined as a feeling of fairness or unfairness of an action that knowingly causes harm to people other than the subject. It is crucial in determining human behavior and becomes pivotal in operational environments. Here we assessed whether professional daily life experience in an operational environment affects moral judgment by asking 41 military pilots of the Italian Air Force (P) and 69 controls (C) to solve 40 moral dilemmas. We found that P gave more morally acceptable utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas...
June 21, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647049/targeting-of-regulated-necrosis-in-kidney-disease
#10
Diego Martin-Sanchez, Jonay Poveda, Miguel Fontecha-Barriuso, Olga Ruiz-Andres, María Dolores Sanchez-Niño, Marta Ruiz-Ortega, Alberto Ortiz, Ana Belén Sanz
The term acute tubular necrosis was thought to represent a misnomer derived from morphological studies of human necropsies and necrosis was thought to represent an unregulated passive form of cell death which was not amenable to therapeutic manipulation. Recent advances have improved our understanding of cell death in acute kidney injury. First, apoptosis results in cell loss, but does not trigger an inflammatory response. However, clumsy attempts at interfering with apoptosis (e.g. certain caspase inhibitors) may trigger necrosis and, thus, inflammation-mediated kidney injury...
June 21, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646131/insights-on-the-drivers-of-genetic-divergence-in-the-european-anchovy
#11
Gaetano Catanese, Romain Watteaux, Iratxe Montes, Marco Barra, Paola Rumolo, Diego Borme, Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli, Vincenzo Botte, Maria Grazia Mazzocchi, Simona Genovese, Iole Di Capua, Mikel Iriondo, Andone Estonba, Paolo Ruggeri, Valentina Tirelli, Vincenzo Caputo-Barucchi, Gualtiero Basilone, Angelo Bonanno, Daniele Iudicone, Gabriele Procaccini
Anchovies represent the largest world's marine fish catches and the current threats on their populations impose a sustainable exploitment based on sound scientific information. In the European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus), the existence of several populations has been proposed but a global view is missing. Using a multidisciplinary approach, here we assessed the divergence among different ecotypes and its possible causes. SNPs have revealed two functionally distinct ecotypes overlapping in the Central Mediterranean, with one ecotype confined near the river estuaries...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645847/cardiovascular-morphometry-with-high-resolution-3d-magnetic-resonance-first-application-to-left-ventricle-diastolic-dysfunction
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Diego Gallo, Orestis Vardoulis, Pierre Monney, Davide Piccini, Panagiotis Antiochos, Juerg Schwitter, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Umberto Morbiducci
In this study, an image-based morphometry toolset quantifying geometric descriptors of the left ventricle, aorta and their coupling is applied to investigate whether morphological information can differentiate between subjects affected by diastolic dysfunction (patient group) and their age-matched controls (control group). The ventriculo-aortic region of 20 total participants (10 per group) were segmented from high-resolution 3D magnetic resonance images, from the left ventricle to the descending aorta. Each geometry was divided into segments in correspondence of anatomical landmarks...
June 21, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645631/outcomes-of-first-generation-egfr-tkis-against-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-harboring-uncommon-egfr-mutations-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-be-positive-study
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Sara Pilotto, Antonio Rossi, Tiziana Vavalà, Alessandro Follador, Marcello Tiseo, Domenico Galetta, Alessandro Morabito, Massimo Di Maio, Olga Martelli, Orazio Caffo, Pier Luigi Piovano, Diego Cortinovis, Nicoletta Zilembo, Clelia Casartelli, Giuseppe Luigi Banna, Antonio Ardizzoia, Maria Luisa Barzelloni, Alessandra Bearz, Giovenzio Genestreti, Claudia Mucciarini, Virginio Filipazzi, Jessica Menis, Elisa Rizzo, Fausto Barbieri, Erika Rijavec, Fabiana Cecere, Gianluca Spitaleri, Emilio Bria, Silvia Novello
BACKGROUND: Beyond progression after tyrosine kinase inhibitor in EGFR-positive non-small-cell lung cancer patients (BE-POSITIVE) was the first Italian multicenter observational study that reported the outcomes of first-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in a "real-life" Caucasian EGFR-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) population. The sharing of multi-institutional experiences represents a crucial strategy to enrich knowledge about uncommon EGFR mutations...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644990/global-transcriptional-response-of-escherichia-coli-mg1655-cells-exposed-to-the-oxygenated-monoterpenes-citral-and-carvacrol
#14
Beatriz Chueca, Elisa Pérez-Sáez, Rafael Pagán, Diego García-Gonzalo
DNA microarrays were used to study the mechanism of bacterial inactivation by carvacrol and citral. After 10-min treatments of Escherichia coli MG1655 cells with 100 and 50ppm of carvacrol and citral, 76 and 156 genes demonstrated significant transcriptional differences (p≤0.05), respectively. Among the up-regulated genes after carvacrol treatment, we found gene coding for multidrug efflux pumps (acrA, mdtM), genes related to phage shock response (pspA, pspB, pspC, pspD, pspF and pspG), biosynthesis of arginine (argC, argG, artJ), and purine nucleotides (purC, purM)...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644969/premotor-symptoms-and-the-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-control-study-in-mexican-population
#15
Mayela Rodríguez-Violante, Adib Jorge de Saráchaga, Amin Cervantes-Arriaga, Ned Merari Davila-Avila, Edith Carreón-Bautista, Ingrid Estrada-Bellmann, Guillermo Parra-López, Diego Cruz-Fino, Francisco Pascasio-Astudillo
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of pre-motor symptoms and estimate the risk for developing Parkinson's disease in Mexican population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A case-control study was carried out with consecutive subjects with Parkinson's disease from two different referral centers in Mexico. Gender- and age-matched controls were randomly selected from the participating hospitals. All subjects were assessed using a structured questionnaire for the assessment of pre-motor symptoms (hyposmia, depression, anxiety, constipation, and sleep disorders)...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644503/the-first-re-i-organometallic-complex-with-an-organoimido-polyoxometalate-ligand
#16
Patricio Hermosilla-Ibáñez, Kerry Wrighton-Araneda, Gaspar Prado, Verónica Paredes-García, Nancy Pizarro, Andrés Vega, Diego Venegas-Yazigi
The spectroscopic, electrochemical and photophysical properties of the first Re(I) organometallic organoimido-polyoxometalate complex [n-Bu4N][Mo6O18NC6H4-CH2-N3C2H2-Re-phen(CO)3] compared with all fragments are reported. The UV-Vis spectra are analysed using experimental and theoretical tools. In contrast to the reported studies in the literature, our results show that a new more intense band is present in the spectra of the hybrid ligand obscuring the intra-polyanion charge transfer. The electrochemical results show that the strong acceptor character of the polyoxometalate fragment is quenched by the condensation of the phenyl-triazole molecule...
June 23, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644376/monitoring-effect-of-fire-on-ant-assemblages-in-brazilian-rupestrian-grasslands-contrasting-effects-on-ground-and-arboreal-fauna
#17
Diego Anjos, Ricardo Campos, Renata Campos, Sérvio Ribeiro
Fire is one of the most relevant ecological disturbances in nature. Little is known about the effects of fire on biodiversity in ecosystems like rupestrian grasslands, which share characteristics with savanna and forest biomes. Brazilian rupestrian grasslands are part of an endangered ecosystem that has been modified by anthropogenic fire events that have become more intense in recent decades. In this study, we evaluated the effects of fire on ground and arboreal ant assemblages through a two-year monitoring program (24 monthly samplings)...
June 23, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643685/-disseminated-interdigitating-dendritic-cell-sarcoma
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Ignacio M Santarelli, Mariano Veltri, Diego J Manzella, María Alejandra Avagnina, Pablo M Pereyra, Hernán C Chavín
A 70 year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a 3-month history of abdominal pain, weight loss and night sweats. On physical examination, she presented with a 5 cm diameter abdominal mass extended from epigastrium to the left flank, and at least three bilateral supraclavicular adenopathies. A disseminated interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma was diagnosed through a biopsy of the abdominal mass. After that, a CHOP regime (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone) was iniciated. She died after completion of the first cycle of treatment, six months after diagnosis...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643682/-reversible-posterior-leukoencephalopathy-syndrome
#19
Silvia E Martínez, María L García Contreras, Diego J Manzella, Mariela R Brugnolo, Leticia A Raab, Martín Dobarro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643673/-allergy-to-drugs-experience-in-771-procedures
#20
María Cecilia Juri, Diego S Fernández Romero, Blas Larrauri, Eloísa Malbrán, Gabriela Torre, Alejandro Malbrán
Drug hypersensitivity reactions (RHD) are those that present clinically as allergic. They can or cannot involve an immunologic mechanism of lesion. They are frequent and, occasionally, life threatening. Patients with RHD repeat the reaction when they are re-exposed to the drug, limiting the therapeutic options and exposing them to more expensive and toxic drugs. It is difficult to identify the responsible drug when the reaction was not recent or when it occurred in the context of therapy with multiple drugs or confusing concurrent diseases...
2017: Medicina
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