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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909849/monitoring-contaminants-of-emerging-concern-from-tertiary-wastewater-treatment-plants-using-passive-sampling-modelled-with-performance-reference-compounds
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Tamanna Sultana, Craig Murray, M Ehsanul Hoque, Chris D Metcalfe
The Lake Simcoe watershed in Ontario, Canada is an important recreational area and a recharge zone for groundwater resources. Lake Simcoe is a relatively shallow lotic system that has been impacted by urban development, recreation, industry and agriculture. As part of a watershed management plan, six wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) located in this catchment basin were selected to measure the inputs of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) of wastewater origin. These WWTPs were recently upgraded to tertiary treatment for phosphorus removal...
December 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905551/corrigendum-musk-kinase-activity-is-modulated-by-a-serine-phosphorylation-site-in-the-kinase-loop
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B Z Camurdanoglu, C Hrovat, G Dürnberger, M Madalinski, K Mechtler, R Herbst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901396/effects-of-dobutamine-hydrochloride-on-cardiovascular-function-in-horses-anesthetized-with-isoflurane-with-or-without-acepromazine-maleate-premedication
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Mara F Schier, Anthea L Raisis, Cristy J Secombe, Giselle Hosgood, Gabrielle C Musk, Guy D Lester
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of acepromazine maleate premedication on cardiovascular function before and after infusion of dobutamine hydrochloride for 30 minutes in isoflurane-anesthetized horses. ANIMALS 6 healthy adult horses. PROCEDURES Each horse was anesthetized once following premedication with acepromazine (0.02 mg/kg, IV) administered 30 minutes prior to anesthetic induction (ACP+ treatment) and once without premedication (ACP- treatment). Anesthesia was induced with IV administration of xylazine hydrochloride (0...
December 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876822/a-principal-component-meta-analysis-on-multiple-anthropometric-traits-identifies-novel-loci-for-body-shape
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Janina S Ried, Janina Jeff M, Audrey Y Chu, Jennifer L Bragg-Gresham, Jenny van Dongen, Jennifer E Huffman, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Gemma Cadby, Niina Eklund, Joel Eriksson, Tõnu Esko, Mary F Feitosa, Anuj Goel, Mathias Gorski, Caroline Hayward, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Anne U Jackson, Eero Jokinen, Stavroula Kanoni, Kati Kristiansson, Zoltán Kutalik, Jari Lahti, Jian'an Luan, Reedik Mägi, Anubha Mahajan, Massimo Mangino, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Keri L Monda, Ilja M Nolte, Louis Pérusse, Inga Prokopenko, Lu Qi, Lynda M Rose, Erika Salvi, Megan T Smith, Harold Snieder, Alena Stančáková, Yun Ju Sung, Ioanna Tachmazidou, Alexander Teumer, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Pim van der Harst, Ryan W Walker, Sophie R Wang, Sarah H Wild, Sara M Willems, Andrew Wong, Weihua Zhang, Eva Albrecht, Alexessander Couto Alves, Stephan J L Bakker, Cristina Barlassina, Traci M Bartz, John Beilby, Claire Bellis, Richard N Bergman, Sven Bergmann, John Blangero, Matthias Blüher, Eric Boerwinkle, Lori L Bonnycastle, Stefan R Bornstein, Marcel Bruinenberg, Harry Campbell, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Charleston W K Chiang, Peter S Chines, Francis S Collins, Fracensco Cucca, L Adrienne Cupples, Francesca D'Avila, Eco J C de Geus, George Dedoussis, Maria Dimitriou, Angela Döring, Johan G Eriksson, Aliki-Eleni Farmaki, Martin Farrall, Teresa Ferreira, Krista Fischer, Nita G Forouhi, Nele Friedrich, Anette Prior Gjesing, Nicola Glorioso, Mariaelisa Graff, Harald Grallert, Niels Grarup, Jürgen Gräßler, Jagvir Grewal, Anders Hamsten, Marie Neergaard Harder, Catharina A Hartman, Maija Hassinen, Nicholas Hastie, Andrew Tym Hattersley, Aki S Havulinna, Markku Heliövaara, Hans Hillege, Albert Hofman, Oddgeir Holmen, Georg Homuth, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Jennie Hui, Lise Lotte Husemoen, Pirro G Hysi, Aaron Isaacs, Till Ittermann, Shapour Jalilzadeh, Alan L James, Torben Jørgensen, Pekka Jousilahti, Antti Jula, Johanne Marie Justesen, Anne E Justice, Mika Kähönen, Maria Karaleftheri, Kay Tee Khaw, Sirkka M Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi, Leena Kinnunen, Paul B Knekt, Heikki A Koistinen, Ivana Kolcic, Ishminder K Kooner, Seppo Koskinen, Peter Kovacs, Theodosios Kyriakou, Tomi Laitinen, Claudia Langenberg, Alexandra M Lewin, Peter Lichtner, Cecilia M Lindgren, Jaana Lindström, Allan Linneberg, Roberto Lorbeer, Mattias Lorentzon, Robert Luben, Valeriya Lyssenko, Satu Männistö, Paolo Manunta, Irene Mateo Leach, Wendy L McArdle, Barbara Mcknight, Karen L Mohlke, Evelin Mihailov, Lili Milani, Rebecca Mills, May E Montasser, Andrew P Morris, Gabriele Müller, Arthur W Musk, Narisu Narisu, Ken K Ong, Ben A Oostra, Clive Osmond, Aarno Palotie, James S Pankow, Lavinia Paternoster, Brenda W Penninx, Irene Pichler, Maria G Pilia, Ozren Polašek, Peter P Pramstaller, Olli T Raitakari, Tuomo Rankinen, D C Rao, Nigel W Rayner, Rasmus Ribel-Madsen, Treva K Rice, Marcus Richards, Paul M Ridker, Fernando Rivadeneira, Kathy A Ryan, Serena Sanna, Mark A Sarzynski, Salome Scholtens, Robert A Scott, Sylvain Sebert, Lorraine Southam, Thomas Hempel Sparsø, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Kathleen Stirrups, Ronald P Stolk, Konstantin Strauch, Heather M Stringham, Morris A Swertz, Amy J Swift, Anke Tönjes, Emmanouil Tsafantakis, Peter J van der Most, Jana V Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Liesbeth Vandenput, Erkki Vartiainen, Cristina Venturini, Niek Verweij, Jorma S Viikari, Veronique Vitart, Marie-Claude Vohl, Judith M Vonk, Gérard Waeber, Elisabeth Widén, Gonneke Willemsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Thomas W Winkler, Alan F Wright, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Jing Hua Zhao, M Carola Zillikens, Dorret I Boomsma, Claude Bouchard, John C Chambers, Daniel I Chasman, Daniele Cusi, Ron T Gansevoort, Christian Gieger, Torben Hansen, Andrew A Hicks, Frank Hu, Kristian Hveem, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Eero Kajantie, Jaspal S Kooner, Diana Kuh, Johanna Kuusisto, Markku Laakso, Timo A Lakka, Terho Lehtimäki, Andres Metspalu, Inger Njølstad, Claes Ohlsson, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Lyle J Palmer, Oluf Pedersen, Markus Perola, Annette Peters, Bruce M Psaty, Hannu Puolijoki, Rainer Rauramaa, Igor Rudan, Veikko Salomaa, Peter E H Schwarz, Alan R Shudiner, Jan H Smit, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Timothy D Spector, Kari Stefansson, Michael Stumvoll, Angelo Tremblay, Jaakko Tuomilehto, André G Uitterlinden, Matti Uusitupa, Uwe Völker, Peter Vollenweider, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, James F Wilson, Eleftheria Zeggini, Goncalo R Abecasis, Michael Boehnke, Ingrid B Borecki, Panos Deloukas, Cornelia M van Duijn, Caroline Fox, Leif C Groop, Iris M Heid, David J Hunter, Robert C Kaplan, Mark I McCarthy, Kari E North, Jeffrey R O'Connell, David Schlessinger, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, David P Strachan, Timothy Frayling, Joel N Hirschhorn, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Ruth J F Loos
Large consortia have revealed hundreds of genetic loci associated with anthropometric traits, one trait at a time. We examined whether genetic variants affect body shape as a composite phenotype that is represented by a combination of anthropometric traits. We developed an approach that calculates averaged PCs (AvPCs) representing body shape derived from six anthropometric traits (body mass index, height, weight, waist and hip circumference, waist-to-hip ratio). The first four AvPCs explain >99% of the variability, are heritable, and associate with cardiometabolic outcomes...
November 23, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854225/myasthenia-gravis-unusual-presentations-and-diagnostic-pitfalls
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Carmelo Rodolico, Daniela Parisi, Simona Portaro, Fiammetta Biasini, Stefano Sinicropi, Annamaria Ciranni, Antonio Toscano, Sonia Messina, Olimpia Musumeci, Giuseppe Vita, Paolo Girlanda
BACKGROUND: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder presenting with fluctuating, fatigable muscle weakness. Initial symptoms classically involve ocular and proximal limb muscles. Rarely, MG may onset with unusual features, so it can be misdiagnosed with other neuromuscular diseases. OBJECTIVE: To describe unusual and atypical presentations of MG in a large cohort of patients, considering and discussing diagnostic difficulties and pitfalls. METHODS: We report on 21 out of 508 MG patients, coming to our department in the last 27 years and presenting with atypical or unusual features...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853084/double-seronegative-myasthenia-gravis-with-anti-lrp4-antibodies-presenting-with-dropped-head-and-acute-respiratory-insufficiency
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Goichi Beck, Taiki Yabumoto, Kousuke Baba, Tsutomu Sasaki, Osamu Higuchi, Hidenori Matsuo, Hideki Mochizuki
We herein report the case of a 72-year-old man demonstrating myasthenia gravis (MG) with a dropped head and acute respiratory insufficiency. There was no ocular, bulbar, or limb involvement. The patient was seronegative for anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies and anti-muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK) antibodies. Subsequent tests showed seropositivity for anti-low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 (LRP4) antibodies. The addition of steroid pulse therapy resulted in a full remission of his respiratory symptoms...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847220/occurrence-and-toxicity-of-musks-and-uv-filters-in-the-marine-environment
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Rainieri S, Barranco A, Primec M, Langerholc T
Emerging chemical contaminants in the marine ecosystem represent a threat to the environment and also to human health due to insufficient knowledge about their toxicity and bioaccumulation in the food chain. Consequently, many of them are not regulated. In this review we focus on musks and organic UV filters. For both groups of compounds we describe occurrence in the marine environment, toxic effects identified so far and methods used to identify such effects. The final objective of this work is to identify gaps in the understanding of their toxicology...
November 12, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845689/expression-patterns-of-fgf8-and-shh-in-the-developing-external-genitalia-of-suncus-murinus
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Mami Miyado, Kenji Miyado, Akihiro Nakamura, Maki Fukami, Gen Yamada, Sen-Ichi Oda
Reciprocal epithelial-mesenchymal interactions and several signalling pathways regulate the development of the genital tubercle (GT), an embryonic primordium of external genitalia. The morphology of the adult male external genitalia of the Asian house musk shrew Suncus murinus (hereafter, laboratory name: suncus) belonging to the order Eulipotyphla (the former order Insectivora or Soricomorpha), differs from those of mice and humans. However, the developmental process of the suncus GT and its regulatory genes are unknown...
November 14, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827338/blood-flukes-of-asiatic-softshell-turtles-revision-of-coeuritrema-mehra-1933-digenea-schistosomatoidea-and-a-new-species-infecting-chinese-softshell-turtles-pelodiscus-sinensis-trionychidae-from-vietnam
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Jackson R Roberts, Raphael Orelis-Ribeiro, Binh T Dang, Kenneth M Halanych, Stephen A Bullard
Coeuritrema Mehra, 1933, previously regarded as a junior subjective synonym of Hapalorhynchus Stunkard, 1922, herein is revised to include Coeuritrema lyssimus Mehra, 1933 (type species), Coeuritrema rugatus (Brooks et Sullivan, 1981) comb. n., and Coeuritrema platti Roberts et Bullard sp. n. These genera are morphologically similar by having a ventral sucker, non-fused caeca, two testes, a pre-testicular cirrus sac, an intertesticular ovary, and a common genital pore that opens dorsally and in the sinistral half of the body...
September 6, 2016: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810576/effects-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-ppcps-on-multixenobiotic-resistance-mxr-related-efflux-transporter-activity-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos
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V Cunha, K Burkhardt-Medicke, P Wellner, M M Santos, P Moradas-Ferreira, T Luckenbach, M Ferreira
Certain ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporter proteins, such as zebrafish Abcb4, are efflux pumps acting as a cellular defence against a wide range of different, potentially toxic chemical compounds thus mediating so called multixenobiotic resistance (MXR). Certain chemicals target MXR proteins and, as so called chemosensitisers, inhibit the activity of these proteins thus increasing the toxicity of other chemicals that would normally be effluxed. In this study 14 pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) that are being increasingly detected in aquatic systems, were assessed for interference with the MXR system of zebrafish (Danio rerio)...
October 28, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808416/remission-of-myasthenia-gravis-with-musk-antibodies-during-ruxolitinib-treatment
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Paolo E Alboini, Amelia Evoli, Valentina Damato, Raffaele Iorio, Emanuela Bartoccioni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804131/identification-of-the-sexually-dimorphic-gastrin-releasing-peptide-system-in-the-lumbosacral-spinal-cord-that-controls-male-reproductive-function-in-the-mouse-and-asian-house-musk-shrew-suncus-murinus
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Kei Tamura, Yasuhisa Kobayashi, Asuka Hirooka, Keiko Takanami, Takumi Oti, Takamichi Jogahara, Sen-Ichi Oda, Tatsuya Sakamoto, Hirotaka Sakamoto
Several regions of the brain and spinal cord control male reproductive function. We previously demonstrated that the gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) system, located in the lumbosacral spinal cord of rats, controls spinal centers to promote penile reflexes during male copulatory behavior. However, little information exists on the male-specific spinal GRP system in animals other than rats. The objective of this study was to examine the functional generality of the spinal GRP system in mammals using the Asian house musk shrew (Suncus murinus; suncus named as the laboratory strain), a specialized placental mammal model...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795266/characterization-of-beak-and-feather-disease-virus-genomes-from-wild-musk-lorikeets-glossopsitta-concinna
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Shubhagata Das, Sarker Subir, Katherine Adriaanse, Jade K Forwood, Seyed A Ghorashi, Shane R Raidal
Three complete genomes of beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) were recovered from wild musk lorikeets (Glossopsitta concinna). The genomes consisted of 2,008 to 2,010 nucleotides (nt) and encode two major proteins transcribing in opposing directions. This is the first report of BFDV complete genome sequences obtained from this host species.
October 6, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790079/refractory-myasthenia-gravis-clinical-profile-comorbidities-and-response-to-rituximab
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Sreenivasa Rao Sudulagunta, Mona Sepehrar, Mahesh Babu Sodalagunta, Aravinda Settikere Nataraju, Shiva Kumar Bangalore Raja, Deepak Sathyanarayana, Siddharth Gummadi, Hemanth Kumar Burra
Introduction: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an antibody mediated autoimmune neuromuscular disorder characterized by fatigable muscle weakness. A proportion of myasthenia gravis patients are classified as refractory due to non responsiveness to conventional treatment. This retrospective study was done to evaluate clinical profile, epidemiological, laboratory, and features of patients with MG and mode of management using rituximab and complications. Methods: Data of myasthenia gravis patients admitted or presented to outpatient department (previous medical records) with MG between January 2008 and January 2016 were included...
2016: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788447/predicting-the-gas-phase-concentration-of-semi-volatile-organic-compounds-from-airborne-particles-application-to-a-french-nationwide-survey
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Wenjuan Wei, Corinne Mandin, Olivier Blanchard, Fabien Mercier, Maud Pelletier, Barbara Le Bot, Philippe Glorennec, Olivier Ramalho
Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) partition indoors between the gas phase, airborne particles, settled dust, and other surfaces. Unknown concentrations of SVOCs in the gas phase (Cg) can be predicted from their measured concentrations in airborne particles. In previous studies, the prediction of Cg depended largely on choosing a specific equation for the calculation of the particle/gas partition coefficient. Moreover, the prediction of Cg is frequently performed at a reference temperature rather than the real indoor temperature...
October 24, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781147/fatigue-in-myasthenia-gravis-risk-factors-and-impact-on-quality-of-life
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Sarah Hoffmann, Johanna Ramm, Ulrike Grittner, Siegfried Kohler, Jana Siedler, Andreas Meisel
OBJECTIVES: Emerging evidence suggests that fatigue in myasthenia gravis (MG) is a relevant problem that negatively impacts activities of daily living (ADL). The relationship between fatigue and quality of life (QoL) has never been systematically explored in MG patients. The study aimed to assess the prevalence of fatigue and its relation to ADL and QoL as well as to identify factors associated with fatigue in MG. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational study in patients with confirmed diagnosis of MG independent of disease severity...
October 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781146/prevalence-and-impact-of-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-on-myasthenia-gravis-course
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Justyna Kubiszewska, Beata Szyluk, Piotr Szczudlik, Zbigniew Bartoszewicz, Małgorzata Dutkiewicz, Maksymilian Bielecki, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Anna Kostera-Pruszczyk
OBJECTIVES: Autoimmune thyroid diseases (ATDs) frequently accompany myasthenia gravis (MG) and may influence its course. We aimed to determine the association and impact of ATD with early- (<50 years), late-onset MG, or thymoma-MG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prevalence of ATD was measured in a cross-sectional study of 343 consecutive patients with MG (236 F, 107 M) aged 4-89 years; 83.8% were seropositive, in 2.9%, anti-MuSK antibodies were detected. Concentrations of antithyroid peroxidase antibodies, antithyroglobulin antibodies, antithyrotropin receptor antibodies, and TSH level were measured in all patients...
October 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779323/an-in-silico-approach-to-cytotoxicity-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-on-the-rainbow-trout-liver-cell-line-rtl-w1
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Serli Önlü, Melek Türker Saçan
The authors constructed novel, robust and validated linear Quantitative Structure-Toxicity Relationship (QSTR) models in line with OECD criteria using the two cytotoxicity data sets which were obtained from the Alamar Blue (AB) and 5-carboxyfluorescein diacetate acetoxymethyl ester (CFDA-AM) assays. The data sets comprise the cytotoxic effect of structurally diverse and widely used pharmaceuticals, synthetic musks and industrial chemicals on the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) liver cell line RTL-W1. Common descriptors defined the relationship between structure and cytotoxicity for both the AB and the CFDA-AM assays which measure the metabolic activity and membrane integrity, respectively...
October 25, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776150/environmental-dna-edna-detection-probability-is-influenced-by-seasonal-activity-of-organisms
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Lesley S de Souza, James C Godwin, Mark A Renshaw, Eric Larson
Environmental DNA (eDNA) holds great promise for conservation applications like the monitoring of invasive or imperiled species, yet this emerging technique requires ongoing testing in order to determine the contexts over which it is effective. For example, little research to date has evaluated how seasonality of organism behavior or activity may influence detection probability of eDNA. We applied eDNA to survey for two highly imperiled species endemic to the upper Black Warrior River basin in Alabama, US: the Black Warrior Waterdog (Necturus alabamensis) and the Flattened Musk Turtle (Sternotherus depressus)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755543/burden-and-socio-behavioral-correlates-of-uncontrolled-abnormal-glucose-metabolism-in-an-urban-population-of-india
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Tanmay Mahapatra, Kaushik Chakraborty, Sanchita Mahapatra, Umakanta Mahapatra, Naren Pandey, Peter L Thomson, Arthur W Musk, Ramendra N Mitra
BACKGROUND: Progressive burden of diabetes mellitus is a major concern in India. Data on the predictors of poor glycemic control among diabetics are scanty. A population-based cross-sectional study nested in an urban cohort was thus conducted in West Bengal, India to determine the burden and correlates of total and uncontrolled abnormalities in glucose metabolism (AGM) in a representative population. METHODS: From 9046 adult cohort-members, 269 randomly selected consenting subjects (non-response = 7...
2016: PloS One
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