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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086778/diabetes-does-not-impact-the-diagnostic-performance-of-contrast-based-fractional-flow-reserve-insights-from-the-contrast-study
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Giuseppe Gargiulo, Eugenio Stabile, Marco Ferrone, Emanuele Barbato, Frederik M Zimmermann, Julien Adjedj, Barry Hennigan, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Nils P Johnson, William F Fearon, Allen Jeremias, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito
BACKGROUND: Adenosine-free coronary pressure wire metrics have been proposed to test the functional significance of coronary artery lesions, but it is unexplored whether their diagnostic performance might be altered in patients with diabetes. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of the CONTRAST study, which prospectively enrolled an international cohort of patients undergoing routine fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment for standard indications. Paired, repeated measurements of all physiology metrics (Pd/Pa, iFR, contrast-based FFR, and FFR) were made...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079948/induction-of-antibodies-directed-against-branched-core-o-mannosyl-glycopeptides-selectivity-complimentary-to-the-cona-lectin
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Jin Yu, Oliver C Grant, Christian Pett, Sabine Strahl, Robert J Woods, Ulrika Westerlind
Mammalian protein O-mannosylation comprise a group of post-translational modifications (PTMs) involved in muscle and brain development. Despite the enormous progress made, to date the biological impact of the mammalian O-mannosyl glycoproteome remains largely unknown. Tools are still needed to investigate the structure, role and abundance of O-mannosyl glycans. While O-mannosyl branching has been shown to be of relevance in integrin-dependent cell-migration, and also plays a role in demyelinating diseases, a broader understanding of the biological roles of branched O-mannosyl glycans is lacking in part due to the paucity of detection tools...
January 12, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078376/ipsilateral-dual-site-same-sitting-percutaneous-lung-biopsy-a-feasibility-study
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Joseph Barnett, Aniket N Tavare, Sajid Khan, Ashish Saini, Dean D Creer, Samanjit S Hare
PURPOSE: Patients with thoracic malignancies often have more than one site of pulmonary, nodal or pleural disease within one hemithorax. In addition, large heterogeneous lesions may comprise distinct, mixed pathological entities. Histological analysis of these lesions can alter tumour staging and treatment options. We investigated the feasibility, safety and benefit of performing image-guided percutaneous lung biopsy (PLB) of two lesions in the same hemithorax at a single sitting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten consecutive outpatients with two or more potential disease foci within the same hemithorax were analysed over a 15-month period...
January 11, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076422/monoclonal-antibody-against-g-glycoprotein-increases-respiratory-syncytial-virus-clearance-in-vivo-and-prevents-vaccine-enhanced-diseases
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Hyo-Jeong Lee, Jeong-Yoon Lee, Min-Hee Park, Joo-Young Kim, Jun Chang
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of lower respiratory tract illness in infants, young children, and the elderly. The G glycoprotein plays a role in host cell attachment and also modulates the host immune response, thereby inducing disease pathogenesis. We generated two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs; 5H6 and 3A5) against G protein core fragment (Gcf), which consisted of amino acid residues 131 to 230 from RSV A2 G protein. Epitope mapping study revealed that 5H6 specifically binds to the G/164-176 peptide that includes conserved sequences shared by both RSV A and B subtypes, and 3A5 binds to the G/190-204 peptide...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075351/circulating-nucleosomes-and-nucleosome-modifications-as-biomarkers-in-cancer
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Peter McAnena, James A L Brown, Michael J Kerin
Traditionally the stratification of many cancers involves combining tumour and clinicopathological features (e.g., patient age; tumour size, grade, receptor status and location) to inform treatment options and predict recurrence risk and survival. However, current biomarkers often require invasive excision of the tumour for profiling, do not allow monitoring of the response to treatment and stratify patients into broad heterogeneous groups leading to inconsistent treatment responses. Here we explore and describe the benefits of using circulating biomarkers (nucleosomes and/or modifications to nucleosomes) as a non-invasive method for detecting cancer and monitoring response to treatment...
January 8, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073351/exploring-neurodevelopmental-outcome-measures-used-in-children-with-cerebral-malaria-the-perspectives-of-caregivers-and-health-workers-in-malawi
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Emmie W Mbale, Terrie Taylor, Bernard Brabin, Macpherson Mallewa, Melissa Gladstone
BACKGROUND: Progress has been made in tackling malaria however there are still over 207 million cases worldwide, the majority in children. As survival rates improve, numbers of children with long-term neurodisabling sequelae are likely to increase. Most outcome studies in cerebral malaria (CM) have focused only on body function and structure and less on outcomes within the broader framework of the International Classification of Functioning and Disability (ICF). The aim of this study was to utilise qualitative methods to identify relevant clinical outcomes in CM to support formulation of a core outcome set relevant to CM and other acquired brain injuries for use in future clinical trials...
January 10, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072566/guard-the-guardian-a-crl4-ligase-stands-watch-over-histone-production
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Fabienne Lampert, Mia M L Brodersen, Matthias Peter
Histones are evolutionarily conserved proteins that together with DNA constitute eukaryotic chromatin in a defined stoichiometry. Core histones are dynamic scaffolding proteins that undergo a myriad of post-translational modifications, which selectively engage chromosome condensation, replication, transcription and DNA damage repair. Cullin4-RING ubiquitin E3 ligases are known to hold pivotal roles in a wide spectrum of chromatin biology ranging from chromatin remodeling and transcriptional repression, to sensing of cytotoxic DNA lesions...
January 10, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071288/vulnerable-carotid-plaque-imaging-and-histopathology-without-a-dedicated-mri-receiver-coil
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Laura A Fitzpatrick, Nadav Berkovitz, Marlise P Dos Santos, Nevin Majeed, Rafael Glikstein, Santanu Chakraborty, John P Veinot, Grant Stotts, Alain Berthiaume, Robert Chatelain
Stroke is associated with vulnerable carotid artery plaques showing specific histopathologic features, namely a lipid-rich necrotic core, intraplaque hemorrhage, ulceration, and thin fibrous cap. While ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) can identify carotid plaques and determine the extent of stenosis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides further information regarding plaque composition and morphology. In this feasibility study, three patients with symptomatic, moderately stenosed plaques were imaged with CT angiography (CTA) and MRI (3T and 1...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068429/functional-requirements-for-heparan-sulfate-biosynthesis-in-morphogenesis-and-nervous-system-development-in-c-elegans
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Cassandra R Blanchette, Andrea Thackeray, Paola N Perrat, Siegfried Hekimi, Claire Y Bénard
The regulation of cell migration is essential to animal development and physiology. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans shape the interactions of morphogens and guidance cues with their respective receptors to elicit appropriate cellular responses. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans consist of a protein core with attached heparan sulfate glycosaminoglycan chains, which are synthesized by glycosyltransferases of the exostosin (EXT) family. Abnormal HS chain synthesis results in pleiotropic consequences, including abnormal development and tumor formation...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064153/comparison-of-valve-performance-of-the-mechanically-expanding-lotus-and-the-balloon-expanded-sapien3-transcatheter-heart-valves-an-observational-study-with-independent-core-laboratory-analysis
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Osama I I Soliman, Nahid El Faquir, Ben Ren, Ernest Spitzer, Lennart van Gils, Hans Jonker, Marcel L Geleijnse, Gerrit-Anne van Es, Jan G Tijssen, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Peter P T de Jaegere
AIMS: The Lotus and SAPIEN3 are second-generation transcatheter heart valves, which are designed to minimize paravalvular aortic regurgitation (PAR) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We sought to compare both devices for valve performance and with emphasis on PAR by independent core laboratory analysis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 162 (79 Lotus and 83 SAPIEN3) consecutive patients (51% female, 80 ± 8 years, Logistic EuroSCORE 14.8 ± 9...
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059876/study-protocol-of-the-international-spinal-cord-injury-insci-community-survey
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Mirja H Gross-Hemmi, Marcel W M Post, Cristina Ehrmann, Christine Fekete, Nazirah Hasnan, James W Middleton, Jan D Reinhardt, Vegard Strøm, Gerold Stucki
OBJECTIVE: The Learning Health System for Spinal Cord Injury (LHS-SCI) is an initiative embedded in the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Global Disability Plan and requires the statistical collection of data on the lived experience of persons with SCI to consequently formulate recommendations and policies. The International Spinal Cord Injury (InSCI) community survey has been developed as an initial step to gain information about the lived experience of persons with SCI within and across diverse nations...
February 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059583/mir7-3hg-a-myc-dependent-modulator-of-cell-proliferation-inhibits-autophagy-by-a-regulatory-loop-involving-ambra1
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Mariacristina Capizzi, Flavie Strappazzon, Valentina Cianfanelli, Elena Papaleo, Francesco Cecconi
Macroautophagy/autophagy is a tightly regulated intracellular catabolic pathway involving the lysosomal degradation of cytoplasmic organelles and proteins to be recycled into metabolic precursors. AMBRA1 (autophagy and beclin 1 regulator 1) has a central role in the autophagy signaling network; it acts upstream of MTORC1-dependent autophagy by stabilizing the kinase ULK1 (unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1) and by favoring autophagosome core complex formation. AMBRA1 also regulates the cell cycle by modulating the activity of the phosphatase PPP2/PP2A (protein phosphatase 2) and degradation of MYC...
January 6, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059427/evaluation-of-peg-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-blood-pool-tracers-for-preclinical-magnetic-particle-imaging
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A P Khandhar, P Keselman, S J Kemp, R M Ferguson, P W Goodwill, S M Conolly, K M Krishnan
Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles with optimized and well-characterized properties are critical for Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). MPI is a novel in vivo imaging modality that promises to integrate the speed of X-ray CT, safety of MRI and sensitivity of PET. Since SPIOs are the source of MPI signal, both the core and surface properties must be optimized to enable efficient in vivo imaging with pharmacokinetics tailored for specific imaging applications. Existing SPIOs like Resovist (ferucarbotran) provide a suboptimal MPI signal, and further limit MPI's in vivo utility due to rapid systemic clearance...
January 6, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057520/molecular-basis-for-the-regulation-of-the-circadian-clock-kinases-ck1%C3%AE-and-ck1%C3%AE%C2%B5
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REVIEW
Yu Yang, Tingting Xu, Yunfei Zhang, Ximing Qin
CK1δ and CK1ε are unique in the casein kinase 1 family and play critical roles in a number of physiological intracellular pathways. In particular, these kinases are involved in composing the mammalian circadian clock by phosphorylating core clock proteins. Considering that CK1δ/ε phosphorylate other key biological molecules, such as β-catenin and p53, understanding how the kinase activity is regulated would be greatly significant, since they are potential targets to develop pharmacological agents against cancer, pain, and circadian disorders...
January 3, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053610/evaluation-of-stability-and-biocompatibility-of-phema-pmma-keratoprosthesis-by-penetrating-keratoplasty-in-rabbits
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Yawon Hwang, Gonhyung Kim
Artificial corneas have been developed as an alternative to natural donor tissue to replace damaged or diseased corneas. This study was conducted to evaluate the stability and biocompatibility of PHEMA-PMMA [poly (2-hydroxyl methacrylate)-poly (methyl methacrylate)] keratoprostheses in rabbits following penetrating keratoplasty. Sixteen male New Zealand White rabbits aged 16 weeks were divided into three groups. Group I and group II contained six rabbits each, while the control group had four rabbits. Experimental surgery was conducted under general anesthesia...
December 2016: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052471/can-oral-health-education-be-delivered-to-high-caries-risk-children-and-their-parents-using-a-computer-game-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ahmad Aljafari, Jennifer Elizabeth Gallagher, Marie Therese Hosey
BACKGROUND: Families of children undergoing general anaesthesia (GA) for caries management requested that oral health advice is delivered using audio-visual media. OBJECTIVE: To compare an oral health education computer game to one-to-one education. DESIGN: A blind randomised controlled trial of 4- to 10-year-old children scheduled for GA due to caries. Primary outcome measures were (1) parent and child satisfaction with education method; (2) improvements in child's dietary knowledge; and (3) changes in child's diet and toothbrushing habits...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047658/we-fg-bra-05-potential-clinical-benefit-of-linac-flattening-filter-free-fff-mode-improvement-of-treatment-therapeutic-ratio
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S Chang, J Rivera, H Tian, A Price, C Santos, Y Zhang
PURPOSE: Ultrahigh dose-rate radiation at >40Gy/s has demonstrated astonishing normal-tissue sparing and tumor control in recent preclinical naive and tumor-bearing rodent studies when compared to the same radiation dose at a conventional dose-rate. The working mechanism of this fascinating dose-rate effect is currently under investigation. The aims of this work include investigating 1) whether LINAC FFF mode radiation at approximately 1Gy/s also has an improved therapeutic ratio compared to the same radiation dose at the conventional dose-rate of 0...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047048/su-f-t-662-feasibility-study-of-fe3o4-taox-nano-particles-as-a-radiosensitizer-for-radiation-therapy
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S Ahn, N Lee, S Shin, C Choi, Y Han, H Park, D Choi, D Lim
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using multifunctional Fe3 O4 /TaOx(core / shell) nano particles developed for CT and MRI contrast agent as dose enhancing radiosensitizers. METHODS: Firstly, to verify the imaging detectability of Fe3 O4 /TaOx nano particles, in-vivo tests were conducted. Approximately 600 mg/kg of 19 nm diameter Fe3 O4 /TaOx nano particles dispersed in phosphate buffered saline(PBS) were injected to ten nude Balb/c mice through the tail vein...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045918/response-of-mirna-22-3p-and-mirna-149-5p-to-folate-deficiency-and-the-differential-regulation-of-mthfr-expression-in-normal-and-cancerous-human-hepatocytes
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Chao Li, Juan Ni, Yao-Xian Liu, Han Wang, Zi-Qing Liang, Xu Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Folic acid (FA) is a core micronutrient involved in DNA synthesis/methylation, and the metabolism of FA is responsible for genomic stability. MicroRNAs may affect gene expression during folate metabolism when cellular homeostasis is changed. This study aimed to reveal the relationship between FA deficiency and the expression of miR-22-p/miR-149-5p and the targeted regulation of miR-22-3p/miR-149-5p on the key folate metabolic gene Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044445/the-background-signal-as-an-in-situ-predictor-of-dopamine-oxidation-potential-improving-interpretation-of-fast-scan-cyclic-voltammetry-data
#20
Carl J Meunier, James G Roberts, Gregory S McCarty, Leslie A Sombers
Background-subtracted fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) has emerged as a powerful analytical technique for monitoring sub-second molecular fluctuations in live brain tissue, particularly when combined with principal component regression (PCR) for data analysis. Despite increasing utilization of FSCV, efforts to advance data analysis have been limited. It is clear that variable electrode performance renders calibration necessary for accurate quantification; however, the nature of in vivo measurements can make conventional post-calibration difficult, or even impossible...
January 3, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
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