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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779291/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-an-update
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Jason Chuen, Mayo Theivendran
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains one of the hallmark pathologies in vascular surgery and an area of intense research interest. Treatment options have expanded in recent years to increase the range of morphology suitable for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), and with potential implications on treatment thresholds. OBJECTIVE: This article is the first of two that will outline current treatment options for AAA, including areas of controversy and research in AAA disease, to inform the development of Australasian clinical guidelines and health policy...
May 2018: Australian journal of general practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779265/morphology-and-phylogenetic-position-of-gruberia-lanceolata-gruber-1884-ciliophora-heterotrichea-from-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Pedro H Campello-Nunes, Noemi M Fernandes, Franziska Szokoli, Giulio Petroni, Inácio D da Silva-Neto
Ciliates of the genus Gruberia are poorly studied. Consequently, most species lack detailed morphological descriptions, and all gene sequences in GenBank are not classified at the species level. In this study, a detailed morphological description of a population of G. lanceolata from Brazil is presented, based on live and protargol-stained organisms. We also present the 18S rRNA gene sequence and the phylogenetic position of this species. The primary characteristics of G. lanceolata from the Maricá Lagoon are as follows: an elongate fusiform body 280-870 × 40-160 μm in size; rosy cortical granules; a peristome occupying approximately 1/3-1/2 of body length; an adoral zone comprising 115-330 membranelles; a paroral membrane in 35-50 fragments; and a moniliform macronucleus with 11-16 nodules...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779244/diversity-of-epicotyl-dormancy-among-tropical-montane-forest-species-in-sri-lanka
#3
Yasoja S Athugala, K M G G Jayasuriya, A M T A Gunarathne, Carol C Baskin
Fruiting season of many Sri Lankan tropical montane species is not synchronized and may not occur when conditions are favorable for seedling establishment. We hypothesized that species with different fruiting seasons have different seed dormancy mechanisms to synchronize timing of germination with a favorable season for establishment. Using six species with different fruiting seasons, we tested this hypothesis. Germination and imbibition of intact and manually-scarified seeds were studied. Effect of GA3 on germination was examined...
May 20, 2018: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779213/differential-toxicity-of-tdp-43-isoforms-depends-on-their-sub-mitochondrial-localization-in-neuronal-cells
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Illari Salvatori, Alberto Ferri, Silvia Scaricamazza, Ilaria Giovannelli, Alessia Serrano, Simona Rossi, Nadia D'Ambrosi, Mauro Cozzolino, Andrea Di Giulio, Sandra Moreno, Cristiana Valle, Maria Teresa Carrì
TAR DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43) is an RNA binding protein and a major component of protein aggregates found in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and several other neurodegenerative diseases. TDP-43 exists as a full length protein and as two shorter forms of 25 and 35 kDa. Full length mutant TDP-43s found in ALS patients re-localize from the nucleus to the cytoplasm and in part to mitochondria, where they exert a toxic role associated with neurodegeneration. However, induction of mitochondrial damage by TDP-43 fragments is yet to be clarified...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779205/correction-to-morphological-reflections-of-evolutionary-adaptations-in-the-tongue-of-the-white-headed-duck
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Ghasem Akbari, Belal Hassanzadeh, Mohammad Sadegh Madadi, Mohammad Babaei
The affiliation of the third author has been incorrectly published in the original publication of the article. The correct affiliation is provided in this erratum.
May 19, 2018: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779185/predictive-role-of-measurement-of-pelvic-floor-muscle-thickness-with-static-mri-in-stress-and-mixed-urinary-incontinence
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Levent Yaşar, Serpil Ortakuz Telci, Keziban Doğan, Eyüp Kaya, Murat Ekin
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the role of measuring the thickness of pelvic floor muscles with static MRI in the physiopathology of urinary incontinence in women with stress and mixed types of urinary incontinence diagnosed with urodynamic studies. METHODS: A retrospective clinical study was designed in collaboration with the radiology department. We recruited only patients who had undergone static pelvic MRI to determine the etiology of pelvic pain and exclude gynecologic disorders...
May 19, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779163/discovering-simple-phenylboronic-acid-and-benzoxaborole-derivatives-for-experimental-oncology-phase-cycle-specific-inducers-of-apoptosis-in-a2780-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Mateusz Psurski, Agnieszka Łupicka-Słowik, Agnieszka Adamczyk-Woźniak, Joanna Wietrzyk, Andrzej Sporzyński
Objective The aim of the study was to evaluate the antiproliferative potential of simple phenylboronic acid and benzoxaborole derivatives as well as to provide preliminary insight into their mode of action in cancer cells in vitro. Methods The antiproliferative activity was assessed in five diverse cancer cell lines via the SRB method (sulforhodamine B) or MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) method after 72 h of treatment. Further studies of the mechanism of action consisted of the influence of the compounds on cell cycle progression and apoptosis induction, which was assessed by flow cytometry, caspase-3 enzymatic activity, fluorescence microscopy and western blot analysis...
May 19, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779094/-cell-grafting-a-new-approach-for-transferring-cytoplasmic-or-nuclear-genome-between-plants
#8
Vladimir Sidorov, Charles Armstrong, Thomas Ream, Xudong Ye, Annie Saltarikos
A new method based on mixing and wounding of callus tissue was used to transfer plastid or nuclear DNA between cells. Methods alternative to sexual hybridization can be powerful tools for crop improvement. We have developed a new hybridization technology based on wounding a mixed population of cells of two parents growing in vitro as callus ("cell grafting"), and have demonstrated the utility of this system for plastid or nuclear genome transfer. In our proof-of concept experiments, non-organized growing tissue (callus) from tobacco var...
May 19, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779068/new-insights-into-the-inflamed-tumor-immune-microenvironment-of-gastric-cancer-with-lymphoid-stroma-from-morphology-and-digital-analysis-to-gene-expression
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Irene Gullo, Patrícia Oliveira, Maria Athelogou, Gilza Gonçalves, Marta L Pinto, Joana Carvalho, Ana Valente, Hugo Pinheiro, Sara Andrade, Gabriela M Almeida, Ralf Huss, Kakoli Das, Patrick Tan, José C Machado, Carla Oliveira, Fátima Carneiro
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer with lymphoid stroma (GCLS) is characterized by prominent stromal infiltration of T-lymphocytes. The aim of this study was to investigate GCLS biology through analysis of clinicopathological features, EBV infection, microsatellite instability (MSI), immune gene-expression profiling and PD-L1 status in neoplastic cells and tumor immune microenvironment. METHODS: Twenty-four GCLSs were analyzed by RNA in situ hybridization for EBV (EBER), PCR/fragment analysis for MSI, immunohistochemistry (PD-L1, cytokeratin, CD3, CD8), co-immunofluorescence (CK/PD-L1, CD68/PD-L1), NanoString gene-expression assay for immune-related genes and PD-L1 copy number alterations...
May 19, 2018: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778953/multipath-fabrication-of-hierarchical-cual-layered-double-hydroxide-carbon-fiber-composites-for-the-degradation-of-ammonia-nitrogen
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Xiaoming Peng, Min Wang, Fengping Hu, Fengxian Qiu, Tao Zhang, Hongling Dai, Zan Cao
In this work, a series of flower-like CuAl layered double hydroxides (LDHs) and hierarchical CuAl/carbon fiber-LDH (CuAl/CF-LDH) materials were synthesized, and these materials were used as catalysts for the degradation of ammonia nitrogen from simulated wastewater. The morphologies and structures of the materials were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy (RS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) technique...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778879/preferential-binding-to-zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-interface-inhibits-lysozyme-fibrillation-and-cytotoxicity
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Kanti K Yadav, Manoranjan Arakha, Basudeb Das, Bibekanand Mallick, Suman Jha
The aim of present investigation is to explore the effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONP, 30 nm) interface on conformational dynamics and stability of lysozyme, at pH 7.4 and pH 9.0. Lysozyme adopts partially disordered conformation at pH 9.0, which adopts fibril morphology in presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), compared to the conformation adopted at pH 7.4. However, the presence of ZnONP interface renders partially disordered lysozyme relatively regular and non-amyloidogenic conformation, and enhances the functional efficacy of lysozyme at pH 9...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778864/plaque-morphology-as-predictor-of-late-plaque-events-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-type-2-diabetes-a-long-term-observational-study
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David A Halon, Idit Lavi, Ofra Barnett-Griness, Ronen Rubinshtein, Barak Zafrir, Mali Azencot, Basil S Lewis
OBJECTIVES: We used coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) to determine plaque characteristics predicting individual late plaque events precipitating acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in a cohort of asymptomatic type 2 diabetic patients. BACKGROUND: In patients with coronary artery disease, CTA plaque characteristics may predict mid-term patient events. METHODS: Asymptomatic patients with diabetes 55 to 74 years of age with no history of coronary artery disease (N = 630) underwent baseline 64-slice CTA and detailed plaque level analysis...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778825/nano-spray-drying-for-encapsulation-of-pharmaceuticals
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REVIEW
Cordin Arpagaus, Andreas Collenberg, David Rütti, Elham Assadpour, Seid Mahdi Jafari
Many pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, or tablets are prepared in a dried and powdered form. In this field, spray drying plays a critical role to convert liquid pharmaceutical formulations into powders. In addition, in many cases it is necessary to encapsulate bioactive drugs into wall materials to protect them against harsh process and environmental conditions, as well as to deliver the drug to the right place and at the correct time within the body. Thus, spray drying is a common process used for encapsulation of pharmaceuticals...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778800/phenotypic-and-genotypic-diversity-of-lactobacillus-buchneri-strains-isolated-from-spoiled-fermented-cucumber
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Katheryne V Daughtry, Suzanne D Johanningsmeier, Rosemary Sanozky-Dawes, Todd R Klaenhammer, Rodolphe Barrangou
Lactobacillus buchneri is a Gram-positive, obligate heterofermentative, facultative anaerobe commonly affiliated with spoilage of food products. Notably, L. buchneri is able to metabolize lactic acid into acetic acid and 1,2-propanediol. Although beneficial to the silage industry, this metabolic capability is detrimental to preservation of cucumbers by fermentation. The objective of this study was to characterize isolates of L. buchneri purified from both industrial and experimental fermented cucumber after the onset of secondary fermentation...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778767/molecular-morphological-and-experimental-assessment-of-the-life-cycle-of-posthodiplostomum-nanum-trematoda-diplostomidae-from-brazil-with-phylogenetic-evidence-of-the-paraphyly-of-the-genus-posthodiplostomum-dubois-1936
#15
Danimar López-Hernández, Sean A Locke, Alan Lane de Melo, Élida Mara Leite Rabelo, Hudson Alves Pinto
Species of the genus Posthodiplostomum are intestinal parasites of piscivorous birds with worldwide distribution. Recent molecular surveys have focused on developmental stages from vertebrate hosts, with few sequences from larvae found in molluscs. Moreover, most published molecular data are from collections in North America, Europe and Asia, and there are no data for South American species. In the present study, cercariae found in the freshwater limpet Gundlachia ticaga from Brazil were used for morphological, experimental and molecular studies...
May 17, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778753/sm22-is-required-for-the-maintenance-of-actin-rich-structures-generated-during-bacterial-infections
#16
Michael Dominic Chua, Kevin Jay Hipolito, Onisukomen Benny Singerr, Julian Solway, Julian Andrew Guttman
The host actin cytoskeleton is utilized by an assortment of pathogenic bacteria to colonize and cause disease in their hosts. Two prominently studied actin-hijacking bacteria are enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) and Listeria monocytogenes. EPEC form actin-rich pedestals atop its host cells to move across the intestinal epithelia, while Listeria monocytogenes generate branched actin networks arranged as actin clouds around the bacteria and as comet tails for propulsion within and amongst their host cells...
May 17, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778724/a-tangle-of-forms-and-phylogeny-extensive-morphological-homoplasy-and-molecular-clock-heterogeneity-in-bonnetina-and-related-tarantulas
#17
David Ortiz, Oscar F Francke, Jason E Bond
Tarantula spider systematics has long been considered problematic. Species diagnosis and phylogenetic hypotheses have historically relied on morphological features, which are known to be relatively conserved and/or highly homoplastic across the family. Morphology-based attempts to clarify the phylogeny of the highly diverse New World Theraphosinae, have only been moderately successful, and the time-frame of tarantulas' evolution is nearly terra incognita. Here we present a molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Theraphosinae genus Bonnetina and related lineages, employing one mitochondrial (COI) and five nuclear (ITS1, EF1G, MID1IP1, MRPL44, and I3568) loci...
May 17, 2018: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778554/cumulative-live-birth-rates-after-ivf-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovaries-phenotype-matters
#18
Michel De Vos, Stéphanie Pareyn, Panagiotis Drakopoulos, José M Raimundo, Ellen Anckaert, Samuel Santos-Ribeiro, Nikolaos P Polyzos, Herman Tournaye, Christophe Blockeel
RESEARCH QUESTION: Do cumulative live birth rates (CLBR) vary among women with different polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) phenotypes who undergo IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment? DESIGN: In this retrospective cohort study, data from 567 patients undergoing an assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycle between January 2010 and December 2015 were collected. Demographical traits, cycle characteristics and clinical and laboratory data were analysed...
May 7, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778488/the-2016-bernard-sachs-lecture-timing-in-morphogenesis-and-genetic-gradients-during-normal-development-and-in-malformations-of-the-nervous-system
#19
REVIEW
Harvey B Sarnat
Nervous system development is quadradimensional. Both normal ontogenesis and developmental malformations are explained in the context of the fourth dimension, timing. Timing of the onset of either the genetic expression of a mutation or an epigenetic event that may be teratogenic is primordial in determining morphogenesis and the forms of malformations with their functional consequences. Multiple genotypes may cause similar phenotypes or a single genotype with different degrees of retained normal genetic expression may result in variable phenotypes...
March 30, 2018: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778476/glycation-of-whey-protein-with-dextrans-of-different-molar-mass-effect-on-immunoglobulin-e-binding-capacity-with-blood-sera-obtained-from-patients-with-cow-milk-protein-allergy
#20
Lei Xu, Yuansheng Gong, James E Gern, Shinya Ikeda, John A Lucey
A growing concern around the world is the number of people who are suffering from food protein allergies. One potential approach to decrease protein allergenicity is to block IgE-binding epitopes of the protein allergen by attachment of polysaccharides via the Maillard reaction (i.e., glycation). Protein glycation has been extensively studied to modify various functional properties. We wanted to examine whether glycates could reduce IgE binding in patients with cow milk protein allergy and to explore how the size (molar mass; MW ) of the polysaccharide affects this IgE-binding capacity...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
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