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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545107/predictive-factors-of-right-paraesophageal-lymph-node-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-single-center-experience-and-meta-analysis
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Young Min Park, Sang Min Lee, Dong Won Kim, Sung-Chan Shin, Byung-Joo Lee
BACKGROUND: We performed this retrospective study to identify predictors of right paraesophageal lymph node metastasis, and reviewed previous studies related to this topic. METHODS: Between June 2005 and March 2015, 1107 patients were diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma and underwent surgery at Pusan National University Hospital. RESULTS: Right paraesophageal lymph node metastasis was observed in 171 (15.4%) patients. Multivariate analyses showed that the risk of right paraesophageal metastasis was significantly associated with tumor size, location, a higher number of metastatic central lymph nodes, and lateral lymph node metastasis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545087/the-second-terminations-of-the-suboccipital-muscles-an-assistant-pivot-for-the-to-be-named-ligament
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Xiao-Ying Yuan, Chan Li, Jia-Ying Sui, Qi-Qi Zhao, Xiao Zhang, Na-Na Mou, Zhao Huang-Fu, Okoye Chukwuemeka Samuel, Nan Zheng, Seung-Ho Han, Sheng-Bo Yu, Hong-Jin Sui
In the last two decades, many studies have focused on the muscles and dense connective tissues located in the suboccipital region. Our study investigated the existence of the second terminations originating from the suboccipital muscles, and the relationship between the variable types of the To Be Named Ligament (TBNL). Anatomical dissection was performed on 35 head-neck specimens. The existence of the second terminations of the suboccipital muscles was confirmed and various types of the TBNL were observed in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544745/fs-laser-ablation-of-teeth-is-temperature-limited-and-provides-information-about-the-ablated-components
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Rebeca Ferraz de Menezes, Catherine Malinda Harvey, Marleny Elizabeth Márquez de Martínez Gerbi, Zachary J Smith, Dan Smith, Juan C Ivaldi, Alton Phillips, James W Chan, Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu
The goal of this work is to investigate the thermal effects of femtosecond laser (fs-laser) ablation for the removal of carious dental tissue. Additional studies identify different tooth tissues through femtosecond laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (fsLIBS) for the development of a feedback loop that could be utilized during ablation in a clinical setting. Scanning Election Microscope (SEM) images reveal that minimal morphological damages are incurred at repetition rates below the carbonization threshold of each tooth tissue...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544486/impact-of-hydrogen-bonding-on-the-susceptibility-of-peptides-to-oxidation
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Bun Chan, Damian Moran, Christopher J Easton, Leo Radom
The tendency of peptides to be oxidized is intimately connected with their function and even their ability to exist in an oxidative environment. Here we report high-level theoretical studies that show that hydrogen bonding can alter the susceptibility of peptides to oxidation, with complexation to a hydrogen-bond acceptor facilitating oxidation, and vice versa, impacting the feasibility of a diverse range of biological processes. It can even provide an energetically viable mechanistic alternative to direct hydrogen-atom abstraction...
May 23, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544466/simultaneous-imaging-of-endogenous-survivin-mrna-and-on-demand-drug-release-in-live-cells-by-using-a-mesoporous-silica-nanoquencher
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Peiyan Yuan, Xin Mao, Kok Chan Chong, Jiaqi Fu, Sijun Pan, Shuizhu Wu, Changmin Yu, Shao Q Yao
The design of multifunctional drug delivery systems capable of simultaneous target detection, imaging, and therapeutics in live mammalian cells is critical for biomedical research. In this study, by using mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) chemically modified with a small-molecule dark quencher, followed by sequential drug encapsulation, MSN capping with a dye-labeled antisense oligonucleotide, and bioorthogonal surface modification with cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s, the authors have successfully developed the first mesoporous silica nanoquencher (qMSN), characterized by high drug-loading and endocytosis-independent cell uptake, which is able to quantitatively image endogenous survivin mRNA and release the loaded drug in a manner that depends on the survivin expression level in tumor cells...
May 24, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544039/cofactor-free-direct-photoactivation-of-enoate-reductases-for-asymmetric-reduction-of-c-c-bonds
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Sahng Ha Lee, Da Som Choi, Milja Pesic, Yang Woo, Caroline Paul, Frank Hollmann, Chan Beum Park
Enoate reductases from the family of Old Yellow Enzymes (OYEs) can catalyze stereoselective trans-hydrogenation of activated C=C bonds. Here, we report visible light-driven activation of OYEs through NAD(P)H-free, direct transfer of photoexcited electrons from xanthene dyes to the prosthetic flavin moiety. Our spectroscopic and electrochemical analyses verified spontaneous association of rose bengal and its derivatives with OYEs. Illumination of a white light-emitting-diode triggered photoreduction of OYEs by xanthene dyes, which facilitated the enantioselective reduction of C=C bonds in the absence of NADH...
May 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544030/trapping-a-silicon-i-radical-with-carbenes-a-cationic-caac-silicon-i-radical-and-an-nhc-parent-silyliumylidene-cation
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Yan Li, Yuk-Chi Chan, Bi-Xiang Leong, Yongxin Li, Emma Richards, Indu Purushothaman, Susmita De, Pattiyil Parameswaran, Cheuk-Wai So
The trapping of a silicon(I) radical with N-heterocyclic carbenes is described. The reaction of the cyclic (alkyl)(amino) carbene [cAACMe ] (cAACMe =:C(CMe2 )2 (CH2 )NAr, Ar=2,6-iPr2 C6 H3 ) with H2 SiI2 in a 3:1 molar ratio in DME afforded a mixture of the separated ion pair [(cAACMe )2 Si:(.) ](+) I(-) (1), which features a cationic cAAC-silicon(I) radical, and [cAACMe -H](+) I(-) . In addition, the reaction of the NHC-iodosilicon(I) dimer [IAr (I)Si:]2 (IAr =:C{N(Ar)CH}2 ) with 4 equiv of IMe (:C{N(Me)CMe}2 ), which proceeded through the formation of a silicon(I) radical intermediate, afforded [(IMe )2 SiH](+) I(-) (2) comprising the first NHC-parent-silyliumylidene cation...
May 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543541/human-schwann-cells-exhibit-long-term-cell-survival-are-not-tumorigenic-and-promote-repair-when-transplanted-into-the-contused-spinal-cord
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Johana Bastidas, Gagani Athauda, Gabriela De La Cruz, Wai-Man Chan, Roozbeh Golshani, Yerko Berrocal, Martha Henao, Anil Lalwani, Chikato Mannoji, Mazen Assi, P Anthony Otero, Aisha Khan, Alexander E Marcillo, Michael Norenberg, Allan D Levi, Patrick M Wood, James D Guest, W Dalton Dietrich, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Damien D Pearse
The transplantation of rodent Schwann cells (SCs) provides anatomical and functional restitution in a variety of spinal cord injury (SCI) models, supporting the recent translation of SCs to phase 1 clinical trials for human SCI. Whereas human (Hu)SCs have been examined experimentally in a complete SCI transection paradigm, to date the reported behavior of SCs when transplanted after a clinically relevant contusive SCI has been restricted to the use of rodent SCs. Here, in a xenotransplant, contusive SCI paradigm, the survival, biodistribution, proliferation and tumorgenicity as well as host responses to HuSCs, cultured according to a protocol analogous to that developed for clinical application, were investigated...
May 22, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543424/how-to-rethink-the-fourteen-day-rule
#9
Sarah Chan
Recently, attention has been drawn to the basic principles governing the use of human embryos in research: specifically, the so-called fourteen-day rule. This rule stipulates that human embryos should not be allowed to grow in vitro past fourteen days of development. For years, the fourteen-day limit was largely theoretical, since culture techniques were not sufficient to maintain embryos up to this point. Yet in the past year, research has suggested that growing embryos beyond fourteen days might be feasible and scientifically valuable...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543417/toward-public-bioethics
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EDITORIAL
Gregory E Kaebnick
This issue of the Hastings Center Report (May-June 2017) features a couple of interesting takes on the governance challenges of emerging technologies. In an essay on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report published this February on human germ-line gene editing, Eric Juengst, a philosopher at the University of North Carolina, argues that the NASEM committee did not manage to rethink the rules. Juengst reaches what he calls an "eccentric conclusion": "The committee's 2017 consensus report has been widely interpreted as 'opening the door' to inheritable human genetic modification and holding a line against enhancement interventions...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543060/nogo-b-is-the-major-form-of-nogo-at-the-floor-plate-and-likely-mediates-crossing-of-commissural-axons-in-the-mouse-spinal-cord
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Liqing Wang, Chao Yu, Jun Wang, Peggy Leung, Ding Ma, Hui Zhao, Jeremy S H Taylor, Sun-On Chan
Using Nogo antibodies with defined binding specificity, Nogo-B, but not Nogo-A, was localized on radial glia in the floor plate of mouse embryos. The presence of Nogo-B was confirmed in Nogo-A knockout mice. In explant cultures of embryonic day (E) 11 and E12 spinal cord, blocking of NgR function with antagonist peptide NEP1-40 reduced the crossing of newly arrived commissural axons, resulting in an accumulation of growth cones in the floor plate. Analysis of growth cone morphology demonstrated an increase in size of growth cones in the floor plate after peptide treatment, which was not detected in axons growing towards the midline...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542509/functional-restoration-of-the-esophagus-after-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia
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Cheal Wung Huh, Young Hoon Youn, Hyunsoo Chung, Yong Chan Lee, Hyojin Park
PURPOSE: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a new efficacious treatment option for achalasia. We propose to define "esophageal remodeling" as the functional restoration of the esophagus that involves decreased lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure, recovery of esophageal body peristalsis, and reduction of luminal diameter. The aim of this study was to investigate "esophageal remodeling" after POEM for achalasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data from a prospectively collected database of POEM subjects, which included preoperative and 2-month postoperative Eckardt symptom scores, and results from esophageal high resolution manometry (HRM) and barium esophagogram (BE)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542504/level-of-surgical-experience-is-associated-with-change-in-hip-center-of-rotation-following-cementless-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-radiographic-assessment
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Seung-Chan Kim, Young-Wook Lim, Soon-Yong Kwon, Woo-Lam Jo, Sung-Hun Ju, Chan-Joo Park, Choong-Woo Lee, Yong-Sik Kim
OBJECTIVES: After total hip arthroplasty (THA), restoration of hip center of rotation (COR) is essential to ensure stability of the prosthetic hip and longevity of the prosthesis. Our aim was to determine whether, and how, the COR changed postoperatively compared to the native COR following implantation of a cementless acetabular component in anatomical position and to compare the accuracy of cup placement between two surgeons with different levels of surgical experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 145 patients (145 hips) who underwent unilateral primary THA, who had no distorted acetabulum on the affected hip and a normal contralateral hip...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542326/the-murine-cytomegalovirus-m35-protein-antagonizes-type-i-ifn-induction-downstream-of-pattern-recognition-receptors-by-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-transcription
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Baca Chan, Vladimir Gonçalves Magalhães, Niels A W Lemmermann, Vanda Juranić Lisnić, Markus Stempel, Kendra A Bussey, Elisa Reimer, Jürgen Podlech, Stefan Lienenklaus, Matthias J Reddehase, Stipan Jonjić, Melanie M Brinkmann
The type I interferon (IFN) response is imperative for the establishment of the early antiviral immune response. Here we report the identification of the first type I IFN antagonist encoded by murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) that shuts down signaling following pattern recognition receptor (PRR) sensing. Screening of an MCMV open reading frame (ORF) library identified M35 as a novel and strong negative modulator of IFNβ promoter induction following activation of both RNA and DNA cytoplasmic PRR. Additionally, M35 inhibits the proinflammatory cytokine response downstream of Toll-like receptors (TLR)...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542297/rim-sign-and-histogram-analysis-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-values-on-diffusion-weighted-mri-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-comparison-with-er-positive-subtype
#15
Yangsean Choi, Sung Hun Kim, In Kyung Youn, Bong Joo Kang, Woo-Chan Park, Ahwon Lee
PURPOSE: To investigate associations between the clinicopathologic features and MRI features of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and ER-positive breast cancer (BC) via apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) histogram analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 221 breast cancer patients with pre-operative MRI performed from August 2009 to March 2015 were included in a retrospective analysis. All patients had a pathologically confirmed diagnosis of invasive carcinoma and were grouped into ER-positive (149) or triple-negative (72) subtypes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542126/human-mscs-promotes-colorectal-cancer-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-progression-via-ccl5-%C3%AE-catenin-slug-pathway
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Ke Chen, Qianqian Liu, Lai Ling Tsang, Qiao Ye, Hsiao Chang Chan, Yunwei Sun, Xiaohua Jiang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) extensively interact with cancer cells and other stroma cells in the tumor microenvironment. However, the role of MSCs in colorectal cancer (CRC) progression and metastasis is controversial. This study was designed to identify the role of inflammation-activated-MSCs in CRC development. Our results show that tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-preactivated-hMSCs significantly promote the progression of colon cancer cells by enhancing cell proliferation, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, migration, and invasion...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541556/microbiological-persistence-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease-the-predictors-and-the-impact-on-radiographic-progression
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Sheng-Wei Pan, Chin-Chung Shu, Jia-Yih Feng, Jann-Yuan Wang, Yu-Jiun Chan, Chong-Jen Yu, Wei-Juin Su
Objectives.: Persistent growth of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in the lungs indicates continuous infection in MAC lung disease (MAC-LD), but its clinical significance has not been investigated. We aimed to evaluate the predictors of persistent culture-positivity and its impact on radiographic deterioration in MAC-LD. Methods.: MAC-LD patients at multiple medical centers from 2011 to 2016 were enrolled retrospectively. Microbiological persistence of MAC-LD was defined as persistent culture-positivity for MAC (MAC-PP) exceeding one year, in contrast with the negative conversion group (MAC-NC)...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541501/satellite-based-estimates-of-long-term-exposure-to-fine-particulate-matter-are-associated-with-c-reactive-protein-in-30%C3%A2-034-taiwanese-adults
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Zilong Zhang, Ly-Yun Chang, Alexis K H Lau, Ta-Chien Chan, Yuan Chieh Chuang, Jimmy Chan, Changqing Lin, Wun Kai Jiang, Keith Dear, Benny C Y Zee, Eng-Kiong Yeoh, Gerard Hoek, Tony Tam, Xiang Qian Lao
Background: Particulate matter (PM) air pollution is associated with the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, the biological mechanism underlying the associations remains unclear. Atherosclerosis, the underlying pathology of cardiovascular disease, is a chronic inflammatory process. We therefore investigated the association of long-term exposure to fine PM (PM 2.5 ) with C-reactive protein (CRP), a sensitive marker of systemic inflammation, in a large Taiwanese population...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541435/lessons-from-singapore-s-national-weight-management-program-lose-to-win
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Kathryn Vasquez, Rahul Malhotra, Truls Østbye, Wilson Low, Mei Fen Chan, Ling Chew, Annie Ling
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in Singapore is lower than in most countries, but it is increasing. There is evidence health complications may appear at lower weights among Asians. We describe the evolution of a national weight management program [Lose To Win (LTW)] organized by the Singapore Health Promotion Board from 2009 to 2013. LTW is a 12-week program comprising nutrition education, physical activity and mental wellbeing sessions and interim assessments. Individuals aged 18-69 years with a body mass index (BMI) between 23 and 37...
May 24, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541380/a-fully-bayesian-latent-variable-model-for-integrative-clustering-analysis-of-multi-type-omics-data
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Qianxing Mo, Ronglai Shen, Cui Guo, Marina Vannucci, Keith S Chan, Susan G Hilsenbeck
Identification of clinically relevant tumor subtypes and omics signatures is an important task in cancer translational research for precision medicine. Large-scale genomic profiling studies such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have generated vast amounts of genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, and proteomic data. While these studies have provided great resources for researchers to discover clinically relevant tumor subtypes and driver molecular alterations, there are few computationally efficient methods and tools for integrative clustering analysis of these multi-type omics data...
May 24, 2017: Biostatistics
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