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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531371/wing-1-of-protein-hop2-is-as-important-as-helix-3-in-dna-binding-by-md-simulation
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Hem Moktan, Donghua H Zhou
The repair of programmed DNA double-strand breaks through recombination is required for proper association and disjunction of the meiotic homologous chromosomes. Meiosis specific protein HOP2 plays essential roles in recombination by promoting recombinase activities. The N-terminal domain of HOP2 interacts with DNA through helix 3 (H3) and wing 1 (W1). Mutations in wing 1 (Y65A/K67A/Q68A) slightly weakened the binding but mutations in helices 2 and 3 (Q30A/K44A/K49A) nearly abolished the binding. To better understand such differential effects at atomic level, molecular dynamics simulations were employed...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514120/mouth-development
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REVIEW
Justin Chen, Laura A Jacox, Francesca Saldanha, Hazel Sive
A mouth is present in all animals, and comprises an opening from the outside into the oral cavity and the beginnings of the digestive tract to allow eating. This review focuses on the earliest steps in mouth formation. In the first half, we conclude that the mouth arose once during evolution. In all animals, the mouth forms from ectoderm and endoderm. A direct association of oral ectoderm and digestive endoderm is present even in triploblastic animals, and in chordates, this region is known as the extreme anterior domain (EAD)...
May 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504628/-the-current-global-tuberculosis-state
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Christian Wejse, Troels Lillebæk, Ole Kirk, Pernille Ravn, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Åse Bengård Andersen
Despite an increase in the total number of tuberculosis (TB) patients globally, positive trends in reduction of prevalence and mortality are observed. However, high numbers of drug-resistant cases are threatening this trend. Multidrug-resistant and extensively resistant cases constitute an increasing challenge in many parts of the world also within the European region - especially in former Sovjet Republic nations. Point-of-care test systems potentially replacing microscopy and urine antigen detection systems are currently launched in many TB-high endemic countries improving TB detection rates...
May 15, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451178/janus-second-order-nonlinear-optical-dendrimers-their-controllable-molecular-topology-and-corresponding-largely-enhanced-performance
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Runli Tang, Shengmin Zhou, Ziyao Cheng, Gui Yu, Qian Peng, Huiyi Zeng, Guocong Guo, Qianqian Li, Zhen Li
A new type of Janus dendrimers, consisting of two different side dendrons with the dipole orientation of the second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophore moieties partially in a non-centrosymmetric direction, was intelligently designed and synthesized in order to enhance the macroscopic NLO performance and break through the limitation of NLO efficiency in the current molecular topological structure of azo chromophore-based polymers. This kind of Janus dendritic structure was constructed by the combination of convergent and divergent methods, with the utilization of a powerful "click chemistry reaction"...
January 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448229/breaking-through-the-glass-ceiling-consumers-in-mental-health-organisations-hierarchies
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Brett Scholz, Julia Bocking, Brenda Happell
Contemporary mental health policies call for consumers to be engaged in all levels of mental health service planning, implementation, and delivery. Critical approaches to traditional healthcare hierarchies can effectively challenge barriers to better engagement with consumers in mental health organisations. This qualitative exploratory study analyses how particular strategies for consumer leadership facilitate or hinder relationships between consumers and mental health services, and how these strategies influence hierarchical structures...
May 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442438/dorsal-fin-development-in-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus-bud-formation-and-its-cellular-origin
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Jie Chen, Xiaoyu Liu, Xiaohua Yao, Fei Gao, Baolong Bao
The development of the median fin has not been investigated extensively in teleosts, although in other fishes it has been proposed that it involves the same genetic programs operating in the paired appendages. Adult median fins develop from the larval bud; therefore an investigation of fin bud formation and its cellular origin is essential to understanding the maturation mechanisms. In Paralichthys olivaceus, skeletogenesis proceeds from an anterior to posterior direction providing a good opportunity to study the formation of dorsal fin bud...
April 22, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438966/mediation-of-movement-induced-breakthrough-cancer-pain-by-ib4-binding-nociceptors-in-rats
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Joshua Havelin, Ian Imbert, Devki Sukhtankar, Bethany Remeniuk, Ian Pelletier, Jonathan Gentry, Alec Okun, Timothy Tiutan, Frank Porreca, Tamara King
Cancer-induced bone pain (CIBP) is characterized by moderate to severe ongoing pain that commonly requires the use of opiates. Even when ongoing pain is well controlled, patients can suffer breakthrough pain (BTP), episodic severe pain that "breaks through" the medication. We developed a novel model of cancer-induced BTP using female rats with mammary adenocarcinoma cells sealed within the tibia. We previously demonstrated that rats with bone cancer learn to prefer a context paired with saphenous nerve block to elicit pain relief (i...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429768/reassembling-embryos-in-vitro-from-component-stem-cells
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Caroline Kubaczka, George Q Daley
Researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK have succeeded in reconstructing mouse embryos by combining pluripotent embryonic and multipotent trophoblast stem cells in a 3D scaffold; the study from the laboratory of Professor Zernicka-Goetz, recently published in Science, provides a break-through tool to probe early mammalian development outside the uterus. Achieving a similar feat with human cells might necessitate reconsideration of the 14-day rule as a limitation of such research.
April 21, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423385/guidelines-for-the-management-of-diabetic-macular-edema-by-the-european-society-of-retina-specialists-euretina
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Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Jose Garcia-Arumi, Francesco Bandello, Karina Berg, Usha Chakravarthy, Bianca S Gerendas, Jost Jonas, Michael Larsen, Ramin Tadayoni, Anat Loewenstein
Diabetic retinal disease is envisioned to become the plague of the coming decades with a steep increase of worldwide diabetes incidence followed by a substantial rise in retinal disease. Improvements in diagnostic and therapeutic care have to cope with this dilemma in a clinically and socioeconomically efficient manner. Laser treatment has found a less destructive competitor in pharmacological treatments. As a consequence of recent rigorous clinical trials, laser photocoagulation is no longer recommended for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy has emerged as first-line therapy...
April 20, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402720/insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-related-protein-1-inhibit-retinal-neovascularization-in-the-mouse-model-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
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Ping Zhang, Hong Wang, Hui Cao, Xun Xu, Tao Sun
PURPOSE: To explore the inhibitory effect of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-related protein 1 (IGFBP-rP1) on retinal angiogenesis and its underlying molecular mechanisms in the mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). METHODS: C57BL/6J mice were classified into three groups as control group, OIR nonintervention group, and OIR intervention group. Postnatal day 12 (P12) mice in OIR intervention group were received recombinant mouse IGFBP-rP1 (50, 100, and 200 ng/mL) intravitreal injection...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382834/psychedelic-research-in-australia-breaking-through-the-stigma
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Prashanth Puspanathan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372419/precisely-synchronous-and-cascadable-multi-channel-arbitrary-waveform-generator
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Ke Liu, Shulin Tian, Guangkun Guo, Yindong Xiao
The output bandwidth and the capability to generate multiple analog outputs with accurately adjustable relative phase are important specifications of arbitrary waveform generator (AWG). To increase the output bandwidth, AWG with a multi-memory paralleled direct digital synthesizer structure (DDS) was proposed to break through operating speed limitations of memory and field programmable gate array. But this structure does complicate synchronization of the analog outputs. This paper proposes a structure for synchronization of the outputs of multi-channel high speed AWG that generates arbitrary waveforms using a multi-memory paralleled DDS...
March 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370971/top-down-approach-is-possible-strategy-for-predicting-break-through-futis-and-renal-scars-in-infants
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Shina Kawai, Takahiro Kanai, Taiju Hyuga, Shigeru Nakamura, Jun Aoyagi, Takane Ito, Takashi Saito, Jun Odaka, Rieko Furukawa, Toshinori Aihara, Hideo Nakai
BACKGROUND: Several reports have mainly examined whether acute-phase technetium-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy can detect vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and recommend acute-phase DMSA scintigraphy for initial imaging in children with febrile urinary tract infections (fUTIs). Recently, it has been emphasized the importance of identifying patients who have risks of recurrent fUTIs (r-fUTIs). To clarify the effectiveness of DMSA scintigraphy for predicting r-fUTIs in infants, we investigated the relationship between the defects on DMSA scintigraphy and r- fUTIs...
March 31, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346823/design-and-monitoring-of-multi-arm-multi-stage-clinical-trials
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Pranab Ghosh, Lingyun Liu, P Senchaudhuri, Ping Gao, Cyrus Mehta
Two-arm group sequential designs have been widely used for over 40 years, especially for studies with mortality endpoints. The natural generalization of such designs to trials with multiple treatment arms and a common control (MAMS designs) has, however, been implemented rarely. While the statistical methodology for this extension is clear, the main limitation has been an efficient way to perform the computations. Past efforts were hampered by algorithms that were computationally explosive. With the increasing interest in adaptive designs, platform designs, and other innovative designs that involve multiple comparisons over multiple stages, the importance of MAMS designs is growing rapidly...
March 27, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316197/-inhibitory-effect-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-related-protein-1-on-retinal-angiogenesis-via-erk-signaling-pathway
#15
P Zhang, H Wang, H Cao, X Xu, T Sun
Objective: To explore the inhibitory effect of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-related protein 1 (IGFBP-rP1), a novel anti-angiogenic factor, on retinal angiogenesis and its underlying molecular mechanisms. Methods: Experimental study. C57BL/6J mice were classified into three groups: control group (n=24), oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) non-intervention group (n=24) and OIR intervention group (n=72). The OIR mouse model was established using improved Smith's methods (n= 96). Twelve-day-old mice in the OIR intervention group were randomly assigned into three groups receiving intravitreal injection of recombinant mouse IGFBP-rP1 (50 μg/L, 100 μg/L and 200 μg/L, respectively)...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306260/computational-study-on-the-mechanisms-of-multiple-complexation-of-co-and-isonitrile-ligands-to-boron
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Xuejiao J Gao, Xingfa Gao
The recent experimental realization of compound Tripp-B(CO)2 (denoted as 2a), where Tripp is 2,6-di(2,4,6-triisopropylphenyl)-phenyl), breaks through conventional knowledge that only transition metals can bind more than one CO to form multicarbonyl adducts. Compound 2a is stable in air but liberates CO under light. The B-CO bonds of 2a are considered to be similar to donor-acceptor bonds of transition metal complexes. To address the formation mechanism and chemical bonding of this novel type of boron compounds, we present a density functional theory study on the formation and photolysis of 2a and similar compounds...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268508/extraction-of-medically-interpretable-features-for-classification-of-malignancy-in-breast-thermography
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Himanshu Madhu, Siva Teja Kakileti, Krithika Venkataramani, Susmija Jabbireddy
Thermography, with high-resolution cameras, is being re-investigated as a possible breast cancer screening imaging modality, as it does not have the harmful radiation effects of mammography. This paper focuses on automatic extraction of medically interpretable non-vascular thermal features. We design these features to differentiate malignancy from different non-malignancy conditions, including hormone sensitive tissues and certain benign conditions, which have an increased thermal response. These features increase the specificity for breast cancer screening, which had been a long known problem in thermographic screening, while retaining high sensitivity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252656/quantum-spin-hall-insulators-in-centrosymmetric-thin-films-composed-from-topologically-trivial-bitei-trilayers
#18
I A Nechaev, S V Eremeev, E E Krasovskii, P M Echenique, E V Chulkov
The quantum spin Hall insulators predicted ten years ago and now experimentally observed are instrumental for a break- through in nanoelectronics due to non-dissipative spin-polarized electron transport through their edges. For this transport to persist at normal conditions, the insulators should possess a sufficiently large band gap in a stable topological phase. Here, we theoretically show that quantum spin Hall insulators can be realized in ultra-thin films constructed from a trivial band insulator with strong spin-orbit coupling...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251767/fluorooxoborates-beryllium-free-deep-ultraviolet-nonlinear-optical-materials-without-layered-growth
#19
Bingbing Zhang, Guoqiang Shi, Zhihua Yang, Fangfang Zhang, Shilie Pan
Deep-ultraviolet nonlinear optical (DUV NLO) crystals are the key materials to extend the output range of solid-state lasers to below 200 nm. The only practical material KBe2 BO3 F2 suffers high toxicity through beryllium and strong layered growth. Herein, we propose a beryllium-free material design and synthesis strategy for DUV NLO materials. Introducing the (BO3 F)(4-) , (BO2 F2 )(3-) , and (BOF3 )(2-) groups in borates could break through the fixed 3D B-O network that would produce a larger birefringence without layering and simultaneously keep a short cutoff edge down to DUV...
March 2, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250319/the-current-state-and-future-development-of-epigenetic-toxicology
#20
REVIEW
Katsuhide Igarashi, Maky Ideta-Otsuka, Minoru Narita
 Epigenetics has drawn much attention as a mechanism of transcriptional regulation involving modifications to genomic DNA and histone, without changes to nucleotide sequences. Epigenetics is related to various biological phenomena. We defined one of these phenomena as "epigenetic toxicity", in which chemicals affect epigenetic regulation and result in undesirable effects on living organisms. We then detailed the importance of epigenetics and the need for intensive research. Epigenetics is a mechanism that might explain the long-lasting effects of chemicals in an organism, and the formation of a predisposition to various diseases...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
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