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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344901/imaging-characteristics-and-first-experience-of-68ga-thp-psma-a-novel-probe-for-rapid-kit-based-ga-68-labeling-and-pet-imaging-comparative-analysis-with-68ga-psma-i-t
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Thorsten Derlin, Sebastian Schmuck, Cathleen Juhl, Steffi Teichert, Johanna Zörgiebel, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Sophie M Schneefeld, Almut C A Walte, James T Thackeray, Tobias L Ross, Frank M Bengel
PURPOSE: [68Ga]Trishydroxypyridinone (THP)-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a novel tracer that can be labeled in one step by cold reconstitution of a kit with unprocessed generator eluate, targeting PSMA via the lysine-urea-glutamate (KuE) motif. The aim of this study was to evaluate the human imaging characteristics of [68Ga]THP-PSMA. PROCEDURES: [68Ga]THP-PSMA positron emission tomography (PET)/x-ray computed tomography (CT) was performed in 25 patients with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344073/bilateral-non-arteritic-anterior-ischaemic-optic-neuropathy-as-the-presentation-of-systemic-amyloidosis
#2
M Z Kanaan, A R Lorenzi, N Thampy, R Pandit, Margaret Dayan
A 75-year-old hypertensive female with stable idiopathic intermediate uveitis presented with bilateral sequential optic neuropathy with optic disc swelling. The optic neuropathy in the first affected eye (right) was thought to be due to non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION). Asymptomatic left optic disc swelling was found at routine review 2 months later, and a diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA) was sought. Temporal artery duplex ultrasound showed the "halo sign," but a subsequent temporal artery biopsy showed light-chain (AL) amyloidosis with no signs of giant cell arteritis...
December 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343075/tocilizumab-in-giant-cell-arteritis-a-real-life-retrospective-study
#3
Gianfranco Vitiello, Carolina Orsi Battaglini, Giulia Carli, Anna Radice, Andrea Matucci, Alessandra Vultaggio, Catia Olianti, Paola Parronchi, Enrico Maggi, Daniele Cammelli
This study aims to evaluate (1) the efficacy and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ) as a steroid-sparing agent in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) and (2) the usefulness of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in the follow-up and to detect disease activity. We retrospectively evaluated 12 patients with GCA treated with TCZ (8 mg/kg/mo). Pre- and posttherapy data about clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory results, FDG-PET imaging study, and the mean glucocorticoid (GC) dose were used to assess disease activity...
January 1, 2018: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341746/is-the-dispersion-relation-applicable-for-exotic-nuclear-systems-the-abnormal-threshold-anomaly-in-the-6-he-209-bi-system
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L Yang, C J Lin, H M Jia, D X Wang, N R Ma, L J Sun, F Yang, X X Xu, Z D Wu, H Q Zhang, Z H Liu
The threshold anomaly of the phenomenological potential has been known for a long time in nuclear reactions at energies around the Coulomb barrier, where the connection between the real and imaginary potentials is well described by the dispersion relation. However, this connection is not clear yet for some weakly bound nuclear systems, especially for reactions induced by exotic radioactive nuclei. In this study, precise optical potentials of the halo nuclear system ^{6}He+^{209}Bi were extracted via ^{208}Pb(^{7}Li,^{6}He) transfer reactions with energies measured downward to the extremely sub-barrier region...
July 28, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341667/dark-kinetic-heating-of-neutron-stars-and-an-infrared-window-on-wimps-simps-and-pure-higgsinos
#5
Masha Baryakhtar, Joseph Bramante, Shirley Weishi Li, Tim Linden, Nirmal Raj
We identify a largely model-independent signature of dark matter (DM) interactions with nucleons and electrons. DM in the local galactic halo, gravitationally accelerated to over half the speed of light, scatters against and deposits kinetic energy into neutron stars, heating them to infrared blackbody temperatures. The resulting radiation could potentially be detected by the James Webb Space Telescope, the Thirty Meter Telescope, or the European Extremely Large Telescope. This mechanism also produces optical emission from neutron stars in the galactic bulge, and x-ray emission near the galactic center because dark matter is denser in these regions...
September 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341636/pair-potential-with-submillikelvin-uncertainties-and-nonadiabatic-treatment-of-the-halo-state-of-the-helium-dimer
#6
Michał Przybytek, Wojciech Cencek, Bogumił Jeziorski, Krzysztof Szalewicz
The pair potential for helium is computed with accuracy improved by an order of magnitude relative to the best previous determination. For the well region, its uncertainties are now below 1 millikelvin. The main improvement is due to the use of explicitly correlated wave functions at the nonrelativistic Born-Oppenheimer (BO) level of theory. The diagonal BO and the relativistic corrections are obtained from large full configuration interaction calculations. Nonadiabatic perturbation theory is used to predict the properties of the halo state of the helium dimer...
September 22, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339118/aerobic-and-anaerobic-cellulose-utilization-by-paenibacillus-sp-caa11-and-enhancement-of-its-cellulolytic-ability-by-expressing-a-heterologous-endoglucanase
#7
Eun Sook Kim, Byeong-Soo Kim, Ki-Yeon Kim, Han-Min Woo, Sun-Mi Lee, Youngsoon Um
For cost-effective lignocellulosic biofuel/chemical production, consolidated bioprocessing (CBP)-enabling microorganisms utilizing cellulose as well as producing biofuel/chemical are required. A novel strain Paenibacillus sp. CAA11 isolated from sediment was found to be not only as a cellulose degrader under both aerobic and strict anaerobic conditions but also as a producer of cellulosic biofuel/chemicals. Paenibacillus sp. CAA11 secreted cellulolytic enzymes by its own secretion system and produced ethanol as well as short-chain organic acids (formic acid, acetic acid, lactic acid) from cellulose...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339065/accommodative-esotropia-treatment-plan-utilizing-simultaneous-strabismus-surgery-and-photorefractive-keratectomy
#8
H Sprague Eustis, Pulin Shah
PURPOSE: Accommodative esotropia is a common cause of acquired esotropia. Pathogenesis varies among patients but usually includes excessive hyperopia and a high accommodative convergence/accommodation ratio or tight medial recti. The present study reviews an individualized treatment plan combining photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and strabismus surgery to correct these problems. DESIGN: This study is a retrospective, interventional case series. METHODS: Records for 15 patients who were treated for accommodative esotropia were reviewed...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338870/peptide-retention-prediction-using-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-mass-spectrometry
#9
Majors J Badgett, Barry Boyes, Ron Orlando
A model that predicts retention for peptides using a HALO® penta-HILIC column and gradient elution was created. Coefficients for each amino acid were derived using linear regression analysis and these coefficients can be summed to predict the retention of peptides. This model has a high correlation between experimental and predicted retention times (0.946), which is on par with previous RP and HILIC models. External validation of the model was performed using a set of H. pylori samples on the same LC-MS system used to create the model, and the deviation from actual to predicted times was low...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338230/organosilicon-reducing-reagents-for-stereoselective-formations-of-silyl-enol-ethers-from-%C3%AE-halo-carbonyl-compounds
#10
Suman Pramanik, Supriya Rej, Shun Kando, Hayato Tsurugi, Kazushi Mashima
Salt-free stereoselective synthesis of silyl enol ethers was achieved by treating α-halo carbonyl compounds with 2,3,5,6-tetramethyl-1,4-bis(trimethylsilyl)-1,4-dihydropyrazine. In this reaction, easily removable trimethylsilyl halides and 2,3,5,6-tetramethylpyrazine were generated as the reaction byproducts. Due to the inertness of the reaction byproducts, we found a one-pot transformation of the in situ-generated silyl enol ethers into various α-functionalized carbonyls by the reaction with Togni-II reagent or aldehydes...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332290/dna-diffusion-assay-applied-to-plant-cells
#11
Anca Macovei, Mattia Donà, Daniela Carbonera, Alma Balestrazzi
DNA diffusion assay is a simple, sensitive and reliable technique which allows the assessment of programmed cell death (PCD) or necrosis events based on nuclear morphology. It consists in isolating nuclei from plant material, which are then embedded in agarose and subjected to lysis in alkaline buffers. Under these conditions, and due to the presence of abundant alkali-labile sites in the DNA, small pieces of DNA diffuse in the agarose gel giving a specific halo appearance when stained with fluorescent dyes like DAPI (4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327698/eruptive-pseudoangiomatosis-cherry-angiomas-with-perilesional-halo
#12
Dimple Chopra, Aastha Sharma, Satwinder Kaur, Ravinder Singh
Eruptive pseudoangiomatosis is a rare viral exanthem characterized by acute onset of hemangiomata-like lesions, however, histological findings are distinct from that of true angiomas. This entity has been reported from Europe, North America, Japan, and Korea till date. Here, we report 12 cases of eruptive pseudoangiomatosis from a tertiary care hospital in Punjab.
January 5, 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322931/differential-responses-of-innate-immunity-triggered-by-different-subtypes-of-influenza-a-viruses-in-human-and-avian-hosts
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Yingying Cao, Yaowei Huang, Ke Xu, Yuanhua Liu, Xuan Li, Ye Xu, Wu Zhong, Pei Hao
BACKGROUND: Innate immunity provides first line of defense against viral infections. The interactions between hosts and influenza A virus and the response of host innate immunity to viral infection are critical determinants for the pathogenicity or virulence of influenza A viruses. This study was designed to investigate global changes of gene expression and detailed responses of innate immune systems in human and avian hosts during the course of infection with various subtypes of influenza A viruses, using collected and self-generated transcriptome sequencing data from human bronchial epithelial (HBE), human tracheobronchial epithelial (HTBE), and A549 cells infected with influenza A virus subtypes, namely H1N1, H3N2, H5N1 HALo mutant, and H7N9, and from ileum and lung of chicken and quail infected with H5N1, or H5N2...
December 21, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319651/proper-education-on-spinal-orthotics-a-way-to-minimize-associated-complications
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Christopher Elia, Katie Huynh, Fanglong Dong, Dan Miulli
Spinal orthotic bracing is a common modality for treating nonoperative spinal fractures with risks. This study aimed to assess the effect of an intervention on critical care nurses to improve their clinical knowledge and comfort level of managing patients. A literature review was conducted regarding common complications associated with spinal orthotics. This information was compiled and used to create a questionnaire and spinal orthotic course for nurses. Pre- and postassessments of nurses' knowledge regarding spinal orthotics were conducted...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314288/the-limitations-of-dermoscopy-false-positive-and-false-negative-tumors
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V Papageorgiou, Z Apalla, E Sotiriou, C Papageorgiou, E Lazaridou, S Vakirlis, D Ioannides, A Lallas
Dermoscopy has been documented to increase the diagnostic accuracy of clinicians evaluating skin tumors, improving their ability to detect skin cancer and better recognize benign moles. However, dermoscopically "false positive" and "false negative" tumors do exist. False positive diagnosis usually leads to unnecessary excisions. False negative diagnosis is much more dangerous, since it might result in overlooking a cancer, with severe undesirable consequences for the patient and the physician. Therefore, management strategies should mainly focus on addressing the risk of dermoscopically false negative tumors...
January 5, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303761/simple-bone-cyst-rare-incidental-finding-in-the-mandibular-condyle-by-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Eliana Dantas da Costa, Gina Delia Roque-Torres, Priscila Dias Peyneau, Luís Roberto Godolfim, Francisco Haiter Neto, Solange Maria Almeida
The simple bone cyst (SBC) is a benign intraosseous lesion that is considered to be a pseudocyst because the cystic cavity does not present an epithelial lining. The most accepted theory regarding its etiology is that the SBC develops when the blood clot fails to organize subsequent to bleeding caused by trauma. The SBC is asymptomatic, and therefore the diagnosis is made through routine imaging examinations. In imaging examinations, the lesion is characterized by a radiolucent, unilocular, well-delimited appearance and an irregular or scalloped contour with or without a sclerotic halo...
January 2018: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303557/inactivation-of-4-oxalocrotonate-tautomerase-by-5-halo-2-hydroxy-2-4-pentadienoates
#17
Tyler M M Stack, Wenzong Li, William H Johnson, Yan Jessie Zhang, Christian P Whitman
5-Halo-2-hydroxy-2,4-pentadienoates (5-halo-HPDs) are reportedly generated in the bacterial catabolism of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons by the meta-fission pathway. The 5-halo-HPDs, where the halogen can be bromide, chloride, or fluoride, result in the irreversible inactivation of 4-oxalocrotonate tautomerase (4-OT), which precedes the enzyme that generates them. The loss of activity is due to the covalent modification of the nucleophilic amino-terminal proline. Mass spectral and crystallographic analysis of the modified enzymes indicate that inactivation of 4-OT by 5-chloro- and 5-bromo-2-hydroxy-2,4-pentadienoate follows a different mechanism than that for the inactivation of 4-OT by 5-fluoro-2-hydroxy-2,4-pentadienoate...
January 5, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298884/genomic-and-biochemical-characterization-of-acinetobacter-podophage-petty-reveals-a-novel-lysis-mechanism-and-tail-associated-depolymerase-activity
#18
A C Hernandez-Morales, L L Lessor, T L Wood, D Migl, E M Mijalis, W K Russell, R F Young, J J Gill
The increased prevalence of drug-resistant, nosocomial Acinetobacter infections, particularly from pathogenic members of the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex, necessitates the exploration of novel treatments such as phage therapy. In the present study, we characterize phage Petty, a novel podophage that infects multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter nosocomialis and Acinetobacter baumannii Genome analysis reveals that phage Petty is a 40,431bp ϕKMV-like phage, with a coding density of 92.2% and a G+C content of 42...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298127/association-between-loss-of-type-iv-pilus-synthesis-ability-and-phenotypic-variation-in-the-cucurbit-pathogenic-bacterium-acidovorax-citrulli
#19
Tally Rosenberg, Bolaji Babajide Salam, Saul Burdman
Acidovorax citrulli is the causal agent of bacterial fruit blotch of cucurbits. We have shown that functional type IV pili (T4P) are required for full virulence of this bacterium. To identify A. citrulli genes required for T4P activity, we screened a library of about 10,000 transposon mutants of A. citrulli strain M6 for altered T4P-mediated twitching motility. This screen led to the identification of 50 mutants impaired in twitching ability due to transposon insertions into 20 different genes. Representative mutants with disruptions in these genes were further characterized...
January 3, 2018: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289440/bacillus-subtilis-with-endocellulase-and-exocellulase-activities-isolated-in-the-thermophilic-phase-from-composting-with-coffee-residues
#20
Yadira Siu-Rodas, María de Los Angeles Calixto-Romo, Karina Guillén-Navarro, José E Sánchez, Jesús Alejandro Zamora-Briseño, Lorena Amaya-Delgado
The goal of this study was to isolate, select and characterize bacteria with cellulolytic activity from two different coffee residue composting piles, one of which had an internal temperature of 57°C and pH 5.5 and the other, a temperature of 61°C, and pH 9.3. Culture media were manipulated with carboxymethylcellulose and crystalline cellulose as sole carbon sources. The enzyme activity was assessed by hydrolysis halo formation, reducing sugar production and zymograms. Three out of twenty isolated strains showed higher enzymatic activity and were identified as Bacillus subtilis according to their morphological, physiological, biochemical characteristics and based on the sequence analysis of 16S rDNA regions...
December 27, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
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