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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828310/role-of-accreditation-in-quality-improvement-of-institutional-review-board
#1
Abhidnya Vasant Desai, Rohini W Hawaldar, Jigeeshu V Divatia
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the process of accreditation resulting in improvement of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) functioning. METHODOLOGY: Randomly selected projects from years 2007 (before accreditation), 2010 (after accreditation), and 2013 (after reaccreditation) were evaluated to assess parameters, namely, submission of good clinical practices (GCPs), completeness of IRB submission form, fulfillment of quorum, documentation of the declaration of conflict of interests, and submission of the status reports...
July 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771185/accuracy-analysis-of-a-dam-model-from-drone-surveys
#2
Elena Ridolfi, Giulia Buffi, Sara Venturi, Piergiorgio Manciola
This paper investigates the accuracy of models obtained by drone surveys. To this end, this work analyzes how the placement of ground control points (GCPs) used to georeference the dense point cloud of a dam affects the resulting three-dimensional (3D) model. Images of a double arch masonry dam upstream face are acquired from drone survey and used to build the 3D model of the dam for vulnerability analysis purposes. However, there still remained the issue of understanding the real impact of a correct GCPs location choice to properly georeference the images and thus, the model...
August 3, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726779/maml1-acts-cooperatively-with-gli-proteins-to-regulate-sonic-hedgehog-signaling-pathway
#3
Roberta Quaranta, Maria Pelullo, Sabrina Zema, Francesca Nardozza, Saula Checquolo, Dieter Matthias Lauer, Francesca Bufalieri, Rocco Palermo, Maria Pia Felli, Alessandra Vacca, Claudio Talora, Lucia Di Marcotullio, Isabella Screpanti, Diana Bellavia
Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling is essential for proliferation of cerebellar granule cell progenitors (GCPs) and its misregulation is linked to various disorders, including cerebellar cancer medulloblastoma. The effects of Shh pathway are mediated by the Gli family of transcription factors, which controls the expression of a number of target genes, including Gli1. Here, we identify Mastermind-like 1 (Maml1) as a novel regulator of the Shh signaling since it interacts with Gli proteins, working as a potent transcriptional coactivator...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718790/preliminary-study-of-uas-equipped-with-thermal-camera-for-volcanic-geothermal-monitoring-in-taiwan
#4
Shih-Hong Chio, Cheng-Horng Lin
Thermal infrared cameras sense the temperature information of sensed scenes. With the development of UASs (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), thermal infrared cameras can now be carried on a quadcopter UAV (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle) to appropriately collect high-resolution thermal images for volcanic geothermal monitoring in a local area. Therefore, the quadcopter UAS used to acquire thermal images for volcanic geothermal monitoring has been developed in Taiwan as part of this study to overcome the difficult terrain with highly variable topography and extreme environmental conditions...
July 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717168/dynamics-and-function-of-cxcr4-in-formation-of-the-granule-cell-layer-during-hippocampal-development
#5
Yuka Mimura-Yamamoto, Hiroshi Shinohara, Taichi Kashiwagi, Toru Sato, Seiji Shioda, Tatsunori Seki
In the developing hippocampus, granule cell progenitors (GCPs) arising in the ventricular zone (VZ) migrate to the subpial region, and form the granule cell layer (GCL) of the dentate gyrus (DG). To understand the mechanism of GCL formation, we investigated the dynamics and function of CXCR4 which is expressed by the GCPs and is a receptor of the CXCL12 chemokine secreted by cells surrounding the DG. In the VZ, CXCR4 was expressed on the plasma membrane of the GCPs. During their migration and in the DG, CXCR4 was internalized and accumulated as puncta close to the centrosomes, Golgi apparatus, and lysosomes...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633908/dynamics-of-the-cell-division-orientation-of-granule-cell-precursors-during-cerebellar-development
#6
Satoshi Miyashita, Toma Adachi, Mariko Yamashita, Takayuki Sota, Mikio Hoshino
The cerebellar granule cell (GC) system provides a good model for studying neuronal development. In the external granule layer (EGL), granule cell precursors (GCPs) rapidly and continuously divide to produce numerous GCs as well as GCPs. In some brain regions, the orientation of cell division affects daughter cell fate, thus the direction of GCP division is related to whether it produces a GCP or a GC. Therefore, we tried to characterize the orientation of GCP division from embryonic to postnatal stages and to identify an environmental cue that regulates the orientation...
June 17, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547531/neonatal-hyperoxia-perturbs-neuronal-development-in-the-cerebellum
#7
Till Scheuer, Yuliya Sharkovska, Victor Tarabykin, Katharina Marggraf, Vivien Brockmöller, Christoph Bührer, Stefanie Endesfelder, Thomas Schmitz
Impaired postnatal brain development of preterm infants often results in neurological deficits. Besides pathologies of the forebrain, maldeveolopment of the cerebellum is increasingly recognized to contribute to psychomotor impairments of many former preterm infants. However, causes are poorly defined. We used a hyperoxia model to define neonatal damage in cerebellar granule cell precursors (GCPs) and in Purkinje cells (PCs) known to be essential for interaction with GCPs during development. We exposed newborn rats to 24 h 80% O2 from age P6 to P7 to identify postnatal and long-term damage in cerebellar GCPs at age P7 after hyperoxia and also after recovery in room air thereafter until P11 and P30...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352902/self-assembly-of-gradient-copolymers-synthesized-in-semi-batch-mode-by-nitroxide-mediated-polymerization
#8
Kevin Wylie, Ian Bennett, Milan Marić
The effect of diffuse compositional interfaces on copolymer self-assembly was studied via gradient copolymers (GCP). Poly(methyl methacrylate)-grad-(styrene) (PMMA-grad-PSt) copolymers were synthesized in semi-batch mode using nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP) with varied monomer injection protocols to produce varied diffuse interfaces (number average molecular weights (Mn) ranged from 62 000 g mol(-1) to 94 000 g mol(-1) with dispersities (Đ) between 1.35 and 1.59). The GCPs were spun into thin films on substrates made neutral by (St-ran-MMA-ran-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) terpolymers and annealed at elevated temperature to produce vertically oriented microphase-separated domains...
April 12, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165338/the-chromatin-remodeling-factor-chd7-controls-cerebellar-development-by-regulating-reelin-expression
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Danielle E Whittaker, Kimberley L H Riegman, Sahrunizam Kasah, Conor Mohan, Tian Yu, Blanca Pijuan Sala, Husam Hebaishi, Angela Caruso, Ana Claudia Marques, Caterina Michetti, María Eugenia Sanz Smachetti, Apar Shah, Mara Sabbioni, Omer Kulhanci, Wee-Wei Tee, Danny Reinberg, Maria Luisa Scattoni, Holger Volk, Imelda McGonnell, Fiona C Wardle, Cathy Fernandes, M Albert Basson
The mechanisms underlying the neurodevelopmental deficits associated with CHARGE syndrome, which include cerebellar hypoplasia, developmental delay, coordination problems, and autistic features, have not been identified. CHARGE syndrome has been associated with mutations in the gene encoding the ATP-dependent chromatin remodeler CHD7. CHD7 is expressed in neural stem and progenitor cells, but its role in neurogenesis during brain development remains unknown. Here we have shown that deletion of Chd7 from cerebellar granule cell progenitors (GCps) results in reduced GCp proliferation, cerebellar hypoplasia, developmental delay, and motor deficits in mice...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134779/geometric-positioning-for-satellite-imagery-without-ground-control-points-by-exploiting-repeated-observation
#10
Zhenling Ma, Xiaoliang Wu, Li Yan, Zhenliang Xu
With the development of space technology and the performance of remote sensors, high-resolution satellites are continuously launched by countries around the world. Due to high efficiency, large coverage and not being limited by the spatial regulation, satellite imagery becomes one of the important means to acquire geospatial information. This paper explores geometric processing using satellite imagery without ground control points (GCPs). The outcome of spatial triangulation is introduced for geo-positioning as repeated observation...
January 26, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118421/association-between-chronic-tension-type-headache-coexistent-with-chronic-temporomandibular-disorder-pain-and-limitations-in-physical-and-emotional-functioning-a-case-control-study
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Rüdiger Emshoff, Felix Bertram, Dagmar Schnabl, Iris Emshoff
AIMS: To assess the association between chronic tension-type headache coexistent with chronic temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain and severe limitations in physical and emotional functioning. METHODS: Sample size estimation was used to determine that this case-control study should include 126 subjects. Subjects suffering from chronic TMD who were aged between 18 and 68 were recruited in routine clinical practice. Of the 126 included subjects, 63 had TMD pain associated with chronic tension-type headache (cases) and 63 had TMD pain without a history of tension-type headache (controls)...
January 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116859/oral-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders-a-case-control-study-considering-psychological-aspects
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M Bayat, A J Abbasi, A A Noorbala, S Z Mohebbi, M Moharrami, M S Yekaninejad
OBJECTIVES: This case-control study aimed to compare patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and healthy controls in terms of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) considering Graded Chronic Pain Scale (GCPS) scores, pain duration, psychological impairment and demographic characteristics. METHODS: A total of 75 patients with TMD and 75 healthy controls were recruited. The short version of Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) was administered for evaluating the OHRQoL...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018222/suppression-of-medulloblastoma-lesions-by-forced-migration-of-preneoplastic-precursor-cells-with-intracerebellar-administration-of-the-chemokine-cxcl3
#13
Manuela Ceccarelli, Laura Micheli, Felice Tirone
Medulloblastoma (MB), tumor of the cerebellum, remains a leading cause of cancer-related mortality in childhood. We previously showed, in a mouse model of spontaneous MB (Ptch1(+/-)/Tis21(-/-)), that a defect of the migration of cerebellar granule neuron precursor cells (GCPs) correlates with an increased frequency of MB. This occurs because GCPs, rather than migrating internally and differentiating, remain longer in the proliferative area at the cerebellar surface, becoming targets of transforming insults...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965576/functional-genomics-identifies-tis21-dependent-mechanisms-and-putative-cancer-drug-targets-underlying-medulloblastoma-shh-type-development
#14
Giulia Gentile, Manuela Ceccarelli, Laura Micheli, Felice Tirone, Sebastiano Cavallaro
We have recently generated a novel medulloblastoma (MB) mouse model with activation of the Shh pathway and lacking the MB suppressor Tis21 (Patched1(+/-)/Tis21(KO) ). Its main phenotype is a defect of migration of the cerebellar granule precursor cells (GCPs). By genomic analysis of GCPs in vivo, we identified as drug target and major responsible of this defect the down-regulation of the promigratory chemokine Cxcl3. Consequently, the GCPs remain longer in the cerebellum proliferative area, and the MB frequency is enhanced...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852835/mzt1-regulates-microtubule-nucleation-by-linking-%C3%AE-turc-assembly-to-adapter-mediated-targeting-and-activation
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Rosa Ramírez Cota, Neus Teixidó-Travesa, Artur Ezquerra, Susana Eibes, Cristina Lacasa, Joan Roig, Jens Lüders
Regulation of the γ-tubulin ring complex (γTuRC) through targeting and activation restricts nucleation of microtubules to microtubule-organizing centers (MTOCs), aiding in the assembly of ordered microtubule arrays. However, the mechanistic basis of this important regulation remains poorly understood. Here, we show that, in human cells, γTuRC integrity, determined by the presence of γ-tubulin complex proteins (GCPs; also known as TUBGCPs) 2-6, is a prerequisite for interaction with the targeting factor NEDD1, impacting on essentially all γ-tubulin-dependent functions...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802424/dual-role-of-the-integrated-stress-response-in-medulloblastoma-tumorigenesis
#16
Sarrabeth Stone, Yeung Ho, Xiting Li, Stephanie Jamison, Heather P Harding, David Ron, Wensheng Lin
In response to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, activation of pancreatic ER kinase (PERK) coordinates an adaptive program known as the integrated stress response (ISR) by phosphorylating translation initiation factor 2α (eIF2α). Phosphorylated eIF2α is quickly dephosphorylated by the protein phosphatase 1 and growth arrest and DNA damage 34 (GADD34) complex. Data indicate that the ISR can either promote or suppress tumor development. Our previous studies showed that the ISR is activated in medulloblastoma in both human patients and animal models, and that the decreased ISR via PERK heterozygous deficiency attenuates medulloblastoma formation in Patched1 heterozygous deficient (Ptch1+/-) mice by enhancing apoptosis of pre-malignant granule cell precursors (GCPs) during cell transformation...
September 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783054/geometric-calibration-and-validation-of-kompsat-3a-aeiss-a-camera
#17
Doocheon Seo, Jaehong Oh, Changno Lee, Donghan Lee, Haejin Choi
Kompsat-3A, which was launched on 25 March 2015, is a sister spacecraft of the Kompsat-3 developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). Kompsat-3A's AEISS-A (Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System-A) camera is similar to Kompsat-3's AEISS but it was designed to provide PAN (Panchromatic) resolution of 0.55 m, MS (multispectral) resolution of 2.20 m, and TIR (thermal infrared) at 5.5 m resolution. In this paper we present the geometric calibration and validation work of Kompsat-3A that was completed last year...
October 24, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660388/functional-analysis-of-%C3%AE-tubulin-complex-proteins-indicates-specific-lateral-association-via-their-n-terminal-domains
#18
Dorian Farache, Alain Jauneau, Cécile Chemin, Marine Chartrain, Marie-Hélène Rémy, Andreas Merdes, Laurence Haren
Microtubules are nucleated from multiprotein complexes containing γ-tubulin and associated γ-tubulin complex proteins (GCPs). Small complexes (γTuSCs) comprise two molecules of γ-tubulin bound to the C-terminal domains of GCP2 and GCP3. γTuSCs associate laterally into helical structures, providing a structural template for microtubule nucleation. In most eukaryotes γTuSCs associate with additional GCPs (4, 5, and 6) to form the core of the so-called γ-tubulin ring complex (γTuRC). GCPs 2-6 constitute a family of homologous proteins...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626168/ex-vivo-mirnome-analysis-in-ptch1-cerebellum-granule-cells-reveals-a-subset-of-mirnas-involved-in-radiation-induced-medulloblastoma
#19
Barbara Tanno, Gabriele Babini, Simona Leonardi, Paola Giardullo, Ilaria De Stefano, Emanuela Pasquali, Andrea Ottolenghi, Michael J Atkinson, Anna Saran, Mariateresa Mancuso
It has historically been accepted that incorrectly repaired DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) are the principal lesions of importance regarding mutagenesis, and long-term biological effects associated with ionizing radiation. However, radiation may also cause dysregulation of epigenetic processes that can lead to altered gene function and malignant transformation, and epigenetic alterations are important causes of miRNAs dysregulation in cancer.Patched1 heterozygous (Ptch1+/-) mice, characterized by aberrant activation of the Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway, are a well-known murine model of spontaneous and radiation-induced medulloblastoma (MB), a common pediatric brain tumor originating from neural granule cell progenitors (GCPs)...
October 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540424/pixelized-measurement-of-99m-tc-hdp-micro-particles-formed-in-gamma-correction-phantom-pinhole-scan-a-reference-study
#20
Joo-Young Jung, Gi Jeong Cheon, Yun-Sang Lee, Seunggyun Ha, Mi-Hye Chae, Yong-An Chung, Do Kyun Yoon, Yong-Whee Bahk
PURPOSE: Currently, traumatic bone diseases are diagnosed by assessing the micro (99m)Tc-hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (HDP) uptake in injured trabeculae with ongoing osteoneogenesis demonstrated by gamma correction pinhole scan (GCPS). However, the mathematic size quantification of micro-uptake is not yet available. We designed and performed this phantom-based study to set up an in-vitro model of the mathematical calculation of micro-uptake by the pixelized measurement. METHODS: The micro (99m)Tc-HDP deposits used in this study were spontaneously formed both in a large standard flood and small house-made dish phantoms...
September 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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