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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334963/three-and-four-dimensional-mapping-of-speech-and-language-in-patients-with-epilepsy
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Yasuo Nakai, Jeong-Won Jeong, Erik C Brown, Robert Rothermel, Katsuaki Kojima, Toshimune Kambara, Aashit Shah, Sandeep Mittal, Sandeep Sood, Eishi Asano
We have provided 3-D and 4D mapping of speech and language function based upon the results of direct cortical stimulation and event-related modulation of electrocorticography signals. Patients estimated to have right-hemispheric language dominance were excluded. Thus, 100 patients who underwent two-stage epilepsy surgery with chronic electrocorticography recording were studied. An older group consisted of 84 patients at least 10 years of age (7367 artefact-free non-epileptic electrodes), whereas a younger group included 16 children younger than age 10 (1438 electrodes)...
March 16, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333956/discriminating-between-hur-and-ttp-binding-sites-using-the-k-spectrum-kernel-method
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Shweta Bhandare, Debra S Goldberg, Robin Dowell
BACKGROUND: The RNA binding proteins (RBPs) human antigen R (HuR) and Tristetraprolin (TTP) are known to exhibit competitive binding but have opposing effects on the bound messenger RNA (mRNA). How cells discriminate between the two proteins is an interesting problem. Machine learning approaches, such as support vector machines (SVMs), may be useful in the identification of discriminative features. However, this method has yet to be applied to studies of RNA binding protein motifs. RESULTS: Applying the k-spectrum kernel to a support vector machine (SVM), we first verified the published binding sites of both HuR and TTP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333339/platelet-rich-plasma-augments-adipose-derived-stem-cell-growth-and-differentiation
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Robert P Gersch, Joshua Glahn, Michael G Tecce, Anthony J Wilson, Ivona Percec
Background: Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) are a powerful tool for cosmetic surgery and regenerative medicine. The use of autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP), particularly in combination with ASC-based therapy, has significantly expanded in recent years. Unfortunately, the mechanisms and optimal dosing responsible for the beneficial effects of PRP remain poorly understood. Here we investigate the effect of PRP on ASC growth and differentiation. Objectives: To assess the impact of different PRP feeding and cryopreservation protocols on ASC isolation, expansion, and differentiation...
February 22, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332597/corrigendum-sensory-augmentation-integration-of-an-auditory-compass-signal-into-human-perception-of-space
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Frank Schumann, J Kevin O'Regan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332167/controlled-release-of-vanadium-from-a-composite-scaffold-stimulates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-osteochondrogenesis
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S D Schussler, K Uske, P Marwah, F W Kemp, J D Bogden, S S Lin, Treena Livingston Arinzeh
Large bone defects often require the use of autograft, allograft, or synthetic bone graft augmentation; however, these treatments can result in delayed osseous integration. A tissue engineering strategy would be the use of a scaffold that could promote the normal fracture healing process of endochondral ossification, where an intermediate cartilage phase is later transformed to bone. This study investigated vanadyl acetylacetonate (VAC), an insulin mimetic, combined with a fibrous composite scaffold, consisting of polycaprolactone with nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite and beta-tricalcium phosphate, as a potential bone tissue engineering scaffold...
March 22, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330858/prolactin-up-regulates-female-predominant-cyp-gene-expressions-and-down-regulates-male-predominant-gene-expressions-in-mice-liver
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Yuya Sato, Yoshikatsu Kaneko, Takamasa Cho, Kei Goto, Tadashi Otsuka, Suguru Yamamoto, Shin Goto, Hiroki Maruyama, Ichiei Narita
Prolactin is a polypeptide hormone with over 300 separate biological activities and its serum level is increased during pregnancy and lactation. It has been described that pregnancy and lactation affect drug and steroid metabolism in mice and humans. Several studies reported that pregnancy or lactation influences liver cytochrome P450 (Cyp) expression and its activity, affecting the biosynthesis of steroids and xenobiotics through growth hormone or sex hormones; however, the role of prolactin as the regulator of liver Cyp expression has not been elucidated so far...
March 22, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330603/dhx32-promotes-angiogenesis-in-colorectal-cancer-through-augmenting-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-to-induce-expression-of-vegfa
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Huayue Lin, Zanxi Fang, Yuanhui Su, Peihua Li, Jingkun Wang, Hongfeng Liao, Qing Hu, Chunlei Ye, Yizhen Fang, Qing Luo, Zhiyuan Lin, Chao Pan, Fen Wang, Zhong-Ying Zhang
We previously reported that overexpression of DHX32 contributes to the growth and metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the underlying mechanism is not largely characterized. Herein, we reported that DHX32 in CRC cells upregulated expression of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) at the transcription level through interacting with and stabilizing β-catenin. This promoted the recruitment of host endothelial cells to the tumor, and therefore, formation of microvessel in the tumor. Xenograft model revealed that depletion of DHX32 in CRC cells significantly reduced the microvessel density in the grafts and suppressed the growth of grafts...
March 9, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328499/importance-of-matching-physical-friction-hardness-and-texture-in-creating-realistic-haptic-virtual-surfaces
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Heather Culbertson, Katherine J Kuchenbecker
Interacting with physical objects through a tool elicits tactile and kinesthetic sensations that comprise your haptic impression of the object. These cues, however, are largely missing from interactions with virtual objects, yielding an unrealistic user experience. This article evaluates the realism of virtual surfaces rendered using haptic models constructed from data recorded during interactions with real surfaces. The models include three components: surface friction, tapping transients, and texture vibrations...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Haptics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327594/aspirin-induces-cell-death-by-directly-modulating-mitochondrial-voltage-dependent-anion-channel-vdac
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Debanjan Tewari, Dhriti Majumdar, Sirisha Vallabhaneni, Amal Kanti Bera
Aspirin induces apoptotic cell death in various cancer cell lines. Here we showed that silencing of VDAC1 protected HeLa cells from aspirin-induced cell death. Compared to the wild type cells, VDAC1 knocked down cells showed lesser change of mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm), upon aspirin treatment. Aspirin augmented ATP and ionomycin-induced mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake which was abolished in VDAC1 knocked down cells. Aspirin dissociated bound hexokinase II (HK-II) from mitochondria. Further, aspirin promoted the closure of recombinant human VDAC1, reconstituted in planar lipid bilayer...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327438/lipopolysaccharide-induced-suppression-of-periodontal-ligament-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-are-strengthened-under-high-glucose-conditions
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Jianxin Liu, Shulan Chen, Weiwei Ren, Jianing Liu, Pishan Yang, Zhenggang Chen, Qiang Zhang, Fang Yang
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on the proliferation and apoptosis of human periodontal ligament (hPDL) cells under normal glucose or high glucose conditions. Primary cultures of hPDL cells were prepared from extracted premolars of patients. The cells were incubated with 0, 1, or 10μg/mL LPS under normal glucose (5.5mmol/L) or high glucose (25mmol/L) conditions for 24h or 48h. Cell proliferation was detected using a CCK-8 assay, and cell apoptosis was measured by Hoechst 33258 staining and Annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)/propidium iodide (PI) double staining...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326892/clinical-and-histomorphometric-assessment-of-lateral-alveolar-ridge-augmentation-using-a-corticocancellous-freeze-dried-allograft-bone-block
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Roya Shariatmadar Ahmadi, Ferena Sayar, Vahid Rakhshan, Babak Iranpour, Jahanfar Jahanbani, Ahmad Toumaj, Nasrin Akhoondi
Horizontal ridge augmentation with allografts has attracted notable attention because of its proper success rate and the lack of disadvantages of autografts. Corticocancellous block allografts have not been adequately studied on humans. Therefore, this study evaluated clinically and histomorphometrically the increase in ridge with after horizontal ridge augmentation using corticocancellous block allografts, and the implant success after 12 to 18 months post-implantation. In 10 implant patients (3 women, 7 men, 45 years old on average), defective maxillary alveolar ridges were horizontally augmented using freeze-dried bone allograft blocks...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325093/differences-in-intracellular-mobile-zinc-levels-affect-susceptibility-to-plasma-activated-medium-induced-cytotoxicity
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Hirokazu Hara, Sayako Sueyoshi, Miko Taniguchi, Tetsuro Kamiya, Tetsuo Adachi
There is growing evidence that plasma-activated medium (PAM), which is prepared by non-thermal plasma (NTP) irradiation of cell-free medium, is a beneficial tool for cancer therapy. PAM has been reported to preferentially kill cancer cells; however, its mechanism is not fully understood. Since PAM contains reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species, the anti-cancer effects of PAM are thought to be attributed to oxidative stress induced by these reactive molecules. Oxidative stress has been shown to release zinc (Zn(2+)) from intracellular Zn(2+) stores and provoke Zn(2+)-dependent cell death...
March 21, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324237/cyclosporine-a-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-influences-pro-apoptotic-factors-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts
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Suresh Ranga Rao, Shiyamali Sundararajan, Rajasekaran Subbarayan, Dinesh Murugan Girija
Cyclosporine-A (CsA) induces gingival overgrowth. Cyclosporine's anti-apoptotic activity in human gingival fibroblast is due to desensitization of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) and augmentation of anti-apoptotic, Bcl2. Alternative mechanisms of apoptosis exist involving enzymes like calcium-dependent Calpain and signaling events related to apoptosis, like Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) and protein kinase A (PKA). Cyclosporine-A in renal tubular cells induces endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress) which has not been explored in gingival overgrowth...
March 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323541/3d-technology-of-sony-bloggie-has-no-advantage-in-decision-making-of-tennis-serve-direction-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Sicong Liu, Jason Ritchie, Camilo Sáenz-Moncaleano, Savanna K Ward, Cody Paulsen, Tyler Klein, Oscar Gutierrez, Gershon Tenenbaum
This study aimed at exploring whether 3D technology enhances tennis decision-making under the conceptual framework of human performance model. A 3 (skill-level: varsity, club, recreational) × 3 (experimental condition: placebo, weak 3D [W3D], strong 3D [S3D]) between-participant design was used. Allocated to experimental conditions by a skill-level stratified randomization, 105 tennis players judged tennis serve direction from video scenarios and rated their perceptions of enjoyment, flow, and presence during task performance...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322298/h2s-regulates-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-protein-stability-by-promoting-microrna-455-3p-expression
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Xing-Hui Li, Wen-Long Xue, Ming-Jie Wang, Yu Zhou, Cai-Cai Zhang, Chen Sun, Lei Zhu, Kun Liang, Ying Chen, Bei-Bei Tao, Bo Tan, Bo Yu, Yi-Chun Zhu
The aims of the present study are to determine whether hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is involved in the expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and nitric oxide (NO) production, and to identify the role of microRNA-455-3p (miR-455-3p) during those processes. In cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), the expression of miR-455-3p, eNOS protein and the NO production was detected after administration with 50 μM NaHS. The results indicated that H2S could augment the expression of miR-455-3p and eNOS protein, leading to the increase of NO level...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321638/wearing-graduated-compression-stockings-augments-cutaneous-vasodilation-in-heat-stressed-resting-humans
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Naoto Fujii, Toshiya Nikawa, Bun Tsuji, Narihiko Kondo, Glen P Kenny, Takeshi Nishiyasu
PURPOSE: We investigated whether graduated compression induced by stockings enhances cutaneous vasodilation in passively heated resting humans. METHODS: Nine habitually active young men were heated at rest using water-perfusable suits, resulting in a 1.0 °C increase in body core temperature. Heating was repeated twice on separate occasions while wearing either (1) stockings that cause graduated compression (pressures of 26.4 ± 5.3, 17.5 ± 4.4, and 6...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320483/human-and-feline-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-have-comparable-phenotype-immunomodulatory-functions-and-transcriptome
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Kaitlin C Clark, Fernando A Fierro, Emily Mills Ko, Naomi J Walker, Boaz Arzi, Clifford G Tepper, Heather Dahlenburg, Andrew Cicchetto, Amir Kol, Lyndsey Marsh, William J Murphy, Nasim Fazel, Dori L Borjesson
BACKGROUND: Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) are a promising cell therapy to treat inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases. Development of appropriate pre-clinical animal models is critical to determine safety and attain early efficacy data for the most promising therapeutic candidates. Naturally occurring diseases in cats already serve as valuable models to inform human clinical trials in oncologic, cardiovascular, and genetic diseases. The objective of this study was to complete a comprehensive side-by-side comparison of human and feline ASCs, with an emphasis on their immunomodulatory capacity and transcriptome...
March 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320104/sulfatase-2-promotes-the-growth-and-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-by-activating-akt-and-erk1-2-pathways
#18
Youmao Tao, Tao Han, Tao Zhang, Caixia Sun
The molecular mechanisms underlying the growth and metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) remain largely unknown. Sulfatase-2 (SULF2) was found to play critical roles in human cancers. Recent study reported that SULF1/2 overexpression resulted in increased viability and proliferation, and augmented cell migration in CRC cells. However, the expression of SULF2 and its underlying molecular mechanisms in CRC remain unknown. In this study, we found that the expressions of SULF2 in CRC tissues and cell lines were significantly increased compared to control groups...
March 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319185/real-time-monitoring-of-human-blood-brain-barrier-disruption
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Vesa Kiviniemi, Vesa Korhonen, Jukka Kortelainen, Seppo Rytky, Tuija Keinänen, Timo Tuovinen, Matti Isokangas, Eila Sonkajärvi, Topi Siniluoto, Juha Nikkinen, Seppo Alahuhta, Osmo Tervonen, Taina Turpeenniemi-Hujanen, Teemu Myllylä, Outi Kuittinen, Juha Voipio
Chemotherapy aided by opening of the blood-brain barrier with intra-arterial infusion of hyperosmolar mannitol improves the outcome in primary central nervous system lymphoma. Proper opening of the blood-brain barrier is crucial for the treatment, yet there are no means available for its real-time monitoring. The intact blood-brain barrier maintains a mV-level electrical potential difference between blood and brain tissue, giving rise to a measurable electrical signal at the scalp. Therefore, we used direct-current electroencephalography (DC-EEG) to characterize the spatiotemporal behavior of scalp-recorded slow electrical signals during blood-brain barrier opening...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318903/understanding-human-intention-by-connecting-perception-and-action-learning-in-artificial-agents
#20
Sangwook Kim, Zhibin Yu, Minho Lee
To develop an advanced human-robot interaction system, it is important to first understand how human beings learn to perceive, think, and act in an ever-changing world. In this paper, we propose an intention understanding system that uses an Object Augmented-Supervised Multiple Timescale Recurrent Neural Network (OA-SMTRNN) and demonstrate the effects of perception-action connected learning in an artificial agent, which is inspired by psychological and neurological phenomena in humans. We believe that action and perception are not isolated processes in human mental development, and argue that these psychological and neurological interactions can be replicated in a human-machine scenario...
February 11, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
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