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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732379/integrative-analysis-of-novel-hypomethylation-and-gene-expression-signatures-in-glioblastomas
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Anan Yin, Amandine Etcheverry, Yalong He, Marc Aubry, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Luhua Zhang, Xinggang Mao, Weijun Chen, Bolin Liu, Wei Zhang, Jean Mosser, Xiang Zhang
Molecular and clinical heterogeneity critically hinders better treatment outcome for glioblastomas (GBMs); integrative analysis of genomic and epigenomic data may provide useful information for improving personalized medicine. By applying training-validation approach, we identified a novel hypomethylation signature comprising of three CpGs at non-CpG island (CGI) open sea regions for GBMs. The hypomethylation signature consistently predicted poor prognosis of GBMs in a series of discovery and validation datasets...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732241/generation-of-skeletal-myogenic-progenitors-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-non-viral-delivery-of-minicircle-dna
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Jaemin Kim, Vanessa K P Oliveira, Ami Yamamoto, Rita C R Perlingeiro
Currently, the most efficient and promising approach for generating large numbers of engraftable human skeletal myogenic progenitors from pluripotent stem cells requires the conditional in vitro overexpression of PAX7 using lentiviral vectors. Because a non-integrating approach would be preferable to eliminate or minimize the risk associated with random genomic integration, here we investigate whether transient expression of PAX7 using minicircle DNA would enable the generation of functional pluripotent stem cell-derived myogenic progenitors, equivalent to those generated by lentivirus...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732180/the-role-of-noncoding-genetic-variation-in-isolated-orofacial-clefts
#3
F Thieme, K U Ludwig
In the past decade, medical genetic research has generated multiple discoveries, many of which were obtained via genome-wide association studies (GWASs). A major GWAS finding is that the majority of risk variants for complex traits map to noncoding regions. This has resulted in a paradigm shift in terms of the interpretation of human genomic sequence variation, with more attention now being paid to what was previously termed "junk DNA." Translation of genetic findings into biologically meaningful results requires 1) large-scale and cell-specific efforts to annotate non-protein-coding regions and 2) the integration of comprehensive genomic data sets...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732059/ecis-technology-reveals-that-monocytes-isolated-by-cd14-ve-selection-mediate-greater-loss-of-bbb-integrity-than-untouched-monocytes-which-occurs-to-a-greater-extent-with-il-1%C3%AE-activated-endothelium-in-comparison-to-tnf%C3%AE
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Dan Ting Kho, Rebecca Johnson, Laverne Robilliard, Elyce du Mez, Julie McIntosh, Simon J O'Carroll, Catherine E Angel, E Scott Graham
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that TNFα and IL-1β differentially regulate the inflammatory phenotype of human brain endothelial cells (hCMVECs). In this regard, IL-1β treatment was considerably more potent than TNFα at increasing expression of inflammatory chemokines and leukocyte adhesion molecules. We therefore hypothesised that interaction of the hCMVECs with human monocytes would also be dependent on the activation status of the endothelium. Therefore, the primary aim of this study was to assess whether brain endothelial cells activated by IL-1β or TNFα differed in their interaction with monocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732037/integrating-cervical-cancer-with-hiv-healthcare-services-a-systematic-review
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Louise Sigfrid, Georgina Murphy, Victoria Haldane, Fiona Leh Hoon Chuah, Suan Ee Ong, Francisco Cervero-Liceras, Nicola Watt, Alconada Alvaro, Laura Otero-Garcia, Dina Balabanova, Sue Hogarth, Will Maimaris, Kent Buse, Martin Mckee, Peter Piot, Pablo Perel, Helena Legido-Quigley
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is a major public health problem. Even though readily preventable, it is the fourth leading cause of death in women globally. Women living with HIV are at increased risk of invasive cervical cancer, highlighting the need for access to screening and treatment for this population. Integration of services has been proposed as an effective way of improving access to cervical cancer screening especially in areas of high HIV prevalence as well as lower resourced settings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732020/setting-strategy-of-delay-optimization-oriented-smac-contention-window-size
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Yuan Rao, Cheng Deng, Jun Su, Yan Qiao, Jun Zhu, Ru-Chuan Wang
Some frame components, such as SYNC (frame synchronization) and RTS/CTS (Ready to Send/Clear to Send), are not taken into consideration when the traditional setting strategies conduct the optimization of SMAC (Sensor MAC) contention window size. This paper proposes mathematical models that allow the analysis of data packets forwarding delay within one SMAC virtual cluster. Simulation results in OMNeT++ show good agreements with the proposed mathematical models, validating the models' correctness. The curve analyses of the models confirm the existence of delay-optimization-oriented contention window size that is closely related to the number of simultaneously contending nodes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732007/a-data-driven-modeling-approach-to-identify-disease-specific-multi-organ-networks-driving-physiological-dysregulation
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Warren D Anderson, Danielle DeCicco, James S Schwaber, Rajanikanth Vadigepalli
Multiple physiological systems interact throughout the development of a complex disease. Knowledge of the dynamics and connectivity of interactions across physiological systems could facilitate the prevention or mitigation of organ damage underlying complex diseases, many of which are currently refractory to available therapeutics (e.g., hypertension). We studied the regulatory interactions operating within and across organs throughout disease development by integrating in vivo analysis of gene expression dynamics with a reverse engineering approach to infer data-driven dynamic network models of multi-organ gene regulatory influences...
July 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731921/loss-of-cdkn1c-in-a-recurrent-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor
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Dustin Tran, Sandra Camelo-Piragua, Avneesh Gupta, Kate Gowans, Patricia L Robertson, Rajen Mody, Carl Koschmann
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a malignant tumor that is commonly associated with biallelic alterations of SMARCB1. Recurrent or refractory AT/RT has not been molecularly characterized as well. We present the case of a child with recurrent AT/RT who underwent clinically integrated molecular profiling (germline DNA and tumor DNA/RNA sequencing). This demonstrated a somatic lesion in CDKN1C alongside hallmark loss of SMARCB1. This data allowed us to explore potential personalized therapies for this patient and expose a molecular driver that may be involved in similar cases...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731825/convergent-phenotypic-evolution-despite-contrasting-demographic-histories-in-the-fauna-of-white-sands
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Erica Bree Rosenblum, Christine E Parent, Eveline T Diepeveen, Clay Noss, Ke Bi
When are evolutionary outcomes predictable? Cases of convergent evolution can shed light on when, why, and how different species exhibit shared evolutionary trajectories. In particular, studying diverse species in a common environment can illuminate how different factors facilitate or constrain adaptive evolution. Here we integrate studies of pattern and process in the fauna at White Sands (New Mexico) to understand the determinants of convergent evolution. Numerous animal species at White Sands exhibit phenotypic convergence in response to a novel-and shared-selective environment: geologically young gypsum dunes...
August 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731824/evolutionary-scenarios-and-primate-natural-history
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Harry W Greene
Scenarios summarize evolutionary patterns and processes by interpreting organismal traits and their natural history correlates in a phylogenetic context. They are constructed by (1) describing phenotypes (including physiology and behavior), ideally with attention to formative roles of development, experience, and culture; (2) inferring homologies, homoplasies, ancestral character states, and their transformations with phylogenetic analyses; and (3) integrating those components with ecological and other ancillary data...
August 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731430/neuroimaging-feature-terminology-a-controlled-terminology-for-the-annotation-of-brain-imaging-features
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Anandhi Iyappan, Erfan Younesi, Alberto Redolfi, Henri Vrooman, Shashank Khanna, Giovanni B Frisoni, Martin Hofmann-Apitius
Ontologies and terminologies are used for interoperability of knowledge and data in a standard manner among interdisciplinary research groups. Existing imaging ontologies capture general aspects of the imaging domain as a whole such as methodological concepts or calibrations of imaging instruments. However, none of the existing ontologies covers the diagnostic features measured by imaging technologies in the context of neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, the Neuro-Imaging Feature Terminology (NIFT) was developed to organize the knowledge domain of measured brain features in association with neurodegenerative diseases by imaging technologies...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730805/integrating-discovery-driven-proteomics-and-selected-reaction-monitoring-to-develop-a-non-invasive-assay-for-geoduck-reproductive-maturation
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Emma B Timmins-Schiffman, Grace A Crandall, Brent Vadopalas, Michael E Riffle, Brook L Nunn, Steven Roberts
Geoduck clams (Panopea generosa) are an increasingly important fishery and aquaculture product along the eastern Pacific coast from Baja California, Mexico to Alaska. These long-lived clams are highly fecund, though sustainable hatchery production of genetically diverse larvae is hindered by the lack of sexual dimorphism, resulting in asynchronous spawning of broodstock, unequal sex ratios, and low numbers of breeders. Development of assays of gonad physiology could indicate sex and maturation stage, as well as be used to assess the status of natural populations...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730686/high-resolution-manometry-assessment-of-the-lower-esophageal-sphincter-after-contraction-normative-values-and-clinical-correlation
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D A Carlson, P J Kahrilas, M Tye, Z Listernick, K Ritter, I Wong, Y Xiao, V Bul, J E Pandolfino
BACKGROUND: The Chicago Classification v3.0 proposed extending the distal contractile integral (DCI) measurement domain to include the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to enhance the detection of esophageal hypercontractility. However, normative and clinical data for this approach are unreported. We aimed to describe the application of an extended DCI measurement in asymptomatic controls and patients. METHODS: High-resolution manometry (HRM) of 65 asymptomatic controls and 72 patients with normal motility were evaluated retrospectively...
July 21, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730498/informatics-approaches-for-predicting-understanding-and-testing-cancer-drug-combinations
#14
Jing Tang
Making cancer treatment more effective is one of the grand challenges in our health care system. However, many drugs have entered clinical trials but so far showed limited efficacy or induced rapid development of resistance. We urgently need multi-targeted drug combinations, which shall selectively inhibit the cancer cells and block the emergence of drug resistance. The book chapter focuses on mathematical and computational tools to facilitate the discovery of the most promising drug combinations to improve efficacy and prevent resistance...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730483/characterization-of-the-phospho-adhesome-by-mass-spectrometry-based-proteomics
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Joseph Robertson, Jonathan D Humphries, Nikki R Paul, Stacey Warwood, David Knight, Adam Byron, Martin J Humphries
Integrin adhesion receptors engage with their extracellular matrix (ECM) ligands, initiating intracellular signaling pathways that regulate a range of fundamental cell functions. Protein kinases and phosphatases play an integral role in integrin adhesion-mediated signaling. However, until recently, knowledge of the phosphorylation sites regulated downstream of integrin ligation was limited to candidate-based approaches and did not support a system-level understanding of the molecular mechanisms through which ECM engagement influences cell behavior...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730427/-basic-research-in-ophthalmology-in-germany-and-its-international-context
#16
REVIEW
U Schlötzer-Schrehardt, C Cursiefen
BACKGROUND: Experimental basic research provides the foundations for the elucidation of pathophysiological mechanisms of diseases and the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for ophthalmological diseases. The objective of this contribution is to provide an overview of the international interconnection of basic research in ophthalmology in Germany. METHODS: The international context of ophthalmological research conducted in Germany is presented by means of personal experiences and data published by the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the European Union (EU)...
July 20, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729965/fluid-overload-as-a-major-target-in-management-of-cardiorenal-syndrome-implications-for-the-practice-of-peritoneal-dialysis
#17
REVIEW
Amir Kazory
Congestion is an integral component of cardiorenal syndrome and portends an adverse impact on the outcomes. Recent studies suggest that congestion has the ability of modulating the interactions between the kidney and the heart in this setting. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a home-based therapeutic modality that is not only offered to patients with end-stage renal disease to provide solute clearance and ultrafiltration, but it has also been used in patients with refractory heart failure and fluid overload to help optimize volume status...
July 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729962/the-protective-effects-of-family-support-on-the-relationship-between-official-intervention-and-general-delinquency-across-the-life-course
#18
Beidi Dong, Marvin D Krohn
PURPOSE: Previous research on the labeling perspective has identified mediational processes and the long-term effects of official intervention in the life course. However, it is not yet clear what factors may moderate the relationship between labeling and subsequent offending. The current study integrates Cullen's (1994) social support theory to examine how family social support conditions the criminogenic, stigmatizing effects of official intervention on delinquency and whether such protective effects vary by developmental stage...
March 2017: Journal of Developmental and Life-course Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729935/single-trial-eeg-informed-fmri-analysis-of-emotional-decision-problems-in-hot-executive-function
#19
Qian Guo, Tiantong Zhou, Wenjie Li, Li Dong, Suhong Wang, Ling Zou
BACKGROUND: Executive function refers to conscious control in psychological process which relates to thinking and action. Emotional decision is a part of hot executive function and contains emotion and logic elements. As a kind of important social adaptation ability, more and more attention has been paid in recent years. OBJECTIVE: Gambling task can be well performed in the study of emotional decision. As fMRI researches focused on gambling task show not completely consistent brain activation regions, this study adopted EEG-fMRI fusion technology to reveal brain neural activity related with feedback stimuli...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729807/observation-of-crack-growth-in-a-polycrystalline-ferroelectric-by-synchrotron-x-ray-diffraction
#20
J E Huber, F Hofmann, S Barhli, T J Marrow, C Hildersley
Pre-cracked samples of unpoled, polycrystalline, soft ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate were subjected to electrical and mechanical loading whilst using synchrotron X-ray diffraction to map strain-fields. Clear evidence is found of switching around the crack tip and development of a crack-wake. A J-integral estimate based on strain-field data provided a sensitive measure of strain changes during loading. Electrical loading did not cause crack advance or crack-tip switching; this provides evidence for electrically permeable crack models...
November 2017: Scripta Materialia
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