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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454291/de-novo-transcriptome-of-the-pallial-gland-of-the-date-mussel-lithophaga-lithophaga
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Urška Sivka, Nataša Toplak, Simon Koren, Jernej Jakše
Lithophaga lithophaga is a rock-boring bivalve with an ability to dissolve carbonate substrata with its siphonal and pallial gland secretions. However, the molecular mechanism that enables this species to bore into calcareous rocks is not yet known. In order to identify genes potentially involved in chemical boring we performed transcriptome sequencing of pallial-gland tissue samples of L. lithophaga. Transcriptome sequencing using an Ion Torrent platform generated 60.563 million clean reads with an average read length of 96 bp...
February 6, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454279/bonding-of-composite-cements-to-zirconia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-in-vitro-studies
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REVIEW
Putsadeeporn Thammajaruk, Masanao Inokoshi, Shanley Chong, Massimiliano Guazzato
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature and statistically analyze bond strength data to identify the influence that composite cements, type of test methodology, chemical and mechanical pre-treatments have on the bond strength of composite cements to zirconia in three different artificial aging conditions. METHODS: The literature was electronically searched in MEDLINE, PUBMED, EMBASE, and SCOPUS to select relevant articles that evaluated the bond strength between zirconia and composite cements...
February 8, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454257/infants-agent-individuation-it-s-what-s-on-the-insides-that-counts
#3
Hernando Taborda-Osorio, Erik W Cheries
Adults and preschool-aged children believe that internal properties are more important than external properties when determining an agent's identity over time. The current study examined the developmental origins of this understanding using a manual-search individuation task with 13-month-old infants. Subjects observed semi-transparent objects that looked and behaved like animate agents placed into box that they could reach but not see into. Across trials infants observed objects with either the same- or different-colored insides placed into the box...
February 14, 2018: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454220/early-life-sexual-abuse-is-associated-with-increased-suicide-attempts-an-update-meta-analysis
#4
REVIEW
Qin Xiang Ng, Bob Zheng Jie Yong, Collin Yin Xian Ho, Donovan Yutong Lim, Wee-Song Yeo
Suicide is an emerging, yet preventable global health issue associated with significant mortality. Identification of underlying risk factors and antecedents may inform preventive strategies and interventions. This study serves to provide an updated meta-analysis examining the extent of association of early life sexual abuse with suicide attempts. Using the keywords [early abuse OR childhood abuse OR sexual OR rape OR molest* OR violence OR trauma OR PTSD] AND [suicid* OR premature OR unnatural OR deceased OR died OR mortality], a preliminary search on the PubMed, Ovid, PsychINFO, Web of Science and Google Scholar databases yielded 12,874 papers published in English between 1-Jan-1988 and 1-June-2017...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454190/potholing-of-the-hydrophobic-heme-oxygenase-1-western-region-for-the-search-of-potent-and-selective-imidazole-based-inhibitors
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Loredana Salerno, Emanuele Amata, Giuseppe Romeo, Agostino Marrazzo, Orazio Prezzavento, Giuseppe Floresta, Valeria Sorrenti, Ignazio Barbagallo, Antonio Rescifina, Valeria Pittalà
Here we report the design, synthesis, and molecular modeling of new potent and selective imidazole-based HO-1 inhibitors in which the imidazole nucleus and the hydrophobic groups are linked by a phenylethanolic spacer. Most of the tested compounds showed a good inhibitor activity with IC 50 values in the low micromolar range, with two of them (1b and 1j) exhibiting also high selectivity toward HO-2. These results were obtained by the idea of potholing the entire volume of the principal hydrophobic western region with an appropriate ligand volume...
February 9, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454163/exacerbations-in-adults-with-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-external-validation-of-prediction-models
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Rik Jb Loymans, Thomas Pa Debray, Persijn J Honkoop, Evelien H Termeer, Jiska B Snoeck-Stroband, Tjard Rj Schermer, Willem Jj Assendelft, Merel Timp, Kian Fan Chung, Ana R Sousa, Jaap K Sont, Peter J Sterk, Helen K Reddel, Gerben Ter Riet
BACKGROUND: Several prediction models assessing future risk of exacerbations in adult patients with asthma have been published. Applicability of these models is uncertain because their predictive performance has often not been assessed beyond the population in which they were derived. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify and critically appraise prediction models for asthma exacerbations and validate them in two clinically distinct populations. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched to April 2017 for reports describing adult asthma populations in which multivariable models were constructed to predict exacerbations during any time frame...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454147/factors-associated-with-malignancy-in-hysteroscopically-resected-endometrial-polyps-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Lizandra M Paravidine Sasaki, Keitty R C Andrade, Ana Claudia Morais Godoy Figueiredo, Miriam da S Wanderley, Maurício G Pereira
The objective of our study was to estimate the frequency of pre-malignant and malignant lesions in endometrial polyps and to evaluate associated clinical and demographic factors. A literature search was performed in major databases and the gray literature using the terms polyps OR endometrial polyp AND endometrial neoplasms OR endometrial cancer OR endometrial hyperplasia OR malignan*. Studies describing the frequency of pre-malignant and malignant lesions in endometrial polyps and any clinical or demographic factors associated with malignant lesions extracted using hysteroscopy were considered eligible...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454133/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-neural-axis-anomalies-in-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Johan L Heemskerk, Moyo C Kruyt, Dino Colo, René M Castelein, Diederik H R Kempen
BACKGROUND: There is ongoing controversy about the routine use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) preoperatively in patients with presumed idiopathic scoliosis (IS). Routine MRI can help identify possible causes for the deformity and detect anomalies which could complicate deformity surgery. However, routine MRI increases health care costs significantly and may reveal mild variations from normal without clinical relevance, that can still lead to anxiety and influence decision making...
February 14, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454036/percutaneous-endovenous-intervention-plus-anticoagulation-versus-anticoagulation-alone-for-treating-patients-with-proximal-deep-vein-thrombosis-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#9
Chao-Nan Wang, Hong-Ru Deng
BACKGROUND: Combination treatment with percutaneous endovenous intervention (PEVI) and anticoagulation has been proposed for treating lower-extremity proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the effect of PEVI plus anticoagulation versus anticoagulation alone in patients with lower-extremity proximal DVT. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library from inception to May 2016...
February 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454005/a-quest-to-find-good-primers-for-gene-expression-analysis-of-candida-albicans-from-clinical-samples
#10
Gabriela C Alonso, Ana C Pavarina, Tábata V Sousa, Marlise I Klein
Biofilm production contributes to several human diseases, including oral candidiasis. Among the Candida species, Candida albicans is the most prevalent. The expression of virulence genes is implicated in the pathogenic potential of Candida biofilms. However, the evaluation of microbial gene expression from in vivo biofilm samples is not trivial, specifically, assessment via quantitative PCR (qPCR) can be a challenge because of several species present in clinical samples. Hence, the necessity of primers specificity...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453991/identification-of-branched-chain-amino-acid-aminotransferases-active-towards-r-1-phenylethylamine-among-plp-fold-type-iv-transaminases
#11
Ekaterina Yu Bezsudnova, Daria V Dibrova, Alena Yu Nikolaeva, Tatiana V Rakitina, Vladimir O Popov
New class IV transaminases with activity towards L-Leu, which is typical of branched-chain amino acid aminotransferases (BCAT), and with activity towards (R)-(+)-1-phenylethylamine ((R)-PEA), which is typical of (R)-selective (R)-amine:pyruvate transaminases, were identified by bioinformatics analysis, obtained in recombinant form, and analyzed. The values of catalytic activities in the reaction with L-Leu and (R)-PEA are comparable to those measured for characteristic transaminases with the corresponding specificity...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453969/s100-proteins-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Muhammad Arsalan Raffat, Naila Irum Hadi, Mervyn Hosein, Sana Mirza, Sana Ikram, Zohaib Akram
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists in the literature regarding the differential expression of S100 protein members and their functional correlations in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The aim of the present study was to systematically review the expression of S100 protein family members among OSCC and healthy controls and to evaluate whether S100 protein members serve as diagnostic marker in OSCC. METHODS: Indexed databases were searched up to and including October 2017...
February 14, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453960/synaptic-dysfunction-and-altered-excitability-in-c9orf72-als-ftd
#13
Alexander Starr, Rita Sattler
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is characterized by a progressive degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons, resulting in fatal paralysis due to denervation of the muscle. Due to genetic, pathological and symptomatic overlap, ALS is now considered a spectrum disease together with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the second most common cause of dementia in individuals under the age of 65. Interestingly, in both diseases, there is a large prevalence of RNA binding proteins (RBPs) that are mutated and considered disease-causing, or whose dysfunction contribute to disease pathogenesis...
February 14, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453925/impact-of-opioid-therapy-on-gonadal-hormones-focus-on-buprenorphine
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REVIEW
Anjali Varma, Mamta Sapra, Ali Iranmanesh
Objective The USA is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Understanding the impact of opioids and commonly used treatments for opioid dependence is essential for clinicians and researchers in order to educate and treat the nation's growing population with opioid use disorders. As a relatively new treatment for opioid dependence, buprenorphine is gaining popularity to the extent of becoming not only a preferred approach to the maintenance of opiate addiction, but also an option for chronic pain management. The purpose of this report is to review the available evidence on the endocrine effects of buprenorphine, particularly as it relates to the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, which is controversial and not fully defined...
February 17, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453922/a-short-review-of-primary-aldosteronism-in-a-question-and-answer-fashion
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Frederick-Anthony Farrugia, Nicolaos Zavras, Georgios Martikos, Panagiotis Tzanetis, Anestis Charalampopoulos, Evangelos P Misiakos, Dimitrios Sotiropoulos, Nikolaos Koliakos
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to present up to date information concerning the diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism (PA). PA is the most common cause of endocrine hypertension. It has been reported up to 24% of selective referred hypertensive patients. METHODS: We did a search in Pub-Med and Google Scholar using the terms: PA, hyperaldosteronism, idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia, diagnosis of PA, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, adrenalectomy, and surgery...
January 1, 2018: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453902/perioperative-outcome-and-complications-following-laparoscopic-versus-robotic-assisted-dismembered-pyeloplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Alexander Light, Sandeep Karthikeyan, Sachan Maruthan, Oussama ElHage, Hansjörg Danuser, Prokar Dasgupta
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the current difference between dismembered robotic-assisted pyeloplasty (RP) and laparoscopic pyeloplasty (LP) in the treatment of pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) patients as of June 26 2017, focusing on operative time, length of hospital stay, complication rate, and success rate. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We searched PubMed, Medline, and Embase databases, consulted experts, reviewed reference lists, used the related articles PubMed feature, and reviewed scientific meeting abstracts for eligible articles from 1993 to June 26 2017...
February 17, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453887/coronary-artery-disease-in-heart-transplantation-new-concepts-for-an-old-disease
#17
REVIEW
Mandy Langstraat, Kyra J S Musters, Olivier Manintveld, Marco Masetti, Luciano Potena
BACKGROUND: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) remains one of the main long-term complications after heart transplantation. We performed a systematic review focused on articles published in the previous 6 years to reappraise the novel evidences supporting risk-factors, pathology, prevention and treatment of CAV. METHODS: We identified a search string for a literature search on PubMed. We excluded articles specifically focused on diagnosis/biomarkers/imaging only or complications of other diseases...
February 17, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453860/fungal-infections-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
George A Stamatiades, Petros Ioannou, George Petrikkos, Constantinos Tsioutis
BACKGROUND: Despite reports of fungal infections in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), their clinical and microbiological characteristics remain unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review is to examine all available evidence regarding fungal infections in patients with IBD. METHODS: Systematic search of PubMed (through 27 May 2017) for studies providing data on clinical, microbiological, treatment and outcome data of fungal infections in patients with IBD...
February 17, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453857/psychosocial-student-functioning-in-comprehensive-dental-clinic-education-a-qualitative-study
#19
R Moore
INTRODUCTION: The aims were to describe first-year clinical dental students' psychosocial experiences in a known well-functioning comprehensive clinic teaching group (F+Grp) and a known dysfunctional group (Dys-Grp) and, thus, discover and describe phenomena related to psychosocial functioning of students. These groups were compared and contrasted regarding negative stress symptoms, perfectionism and coping with stress. METHODS: Eight female dental students (mean 26 years old), four in each group, were interviewed after the first clinical year about learning and emotional experiences...
February 17, 2018: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453835/lessons-from-environmental-regulation
#20
Amy Sinden
Much of the most substantive and in-depth experience with formal cost-benefit analysis in the public policy realm has occurred in the context of federal environmental regulation in the United States. This experience has many important lessons to teach in the realm of synthetic biology. Indeed, many of the dangers and pitfalls that arise when decision-makers use formal CBA to evaluate environmental regulation seem likely to arise in the synthetic biology context as well, sometimes in particularly troubling forms...
January 2018: Hastings Center Report
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