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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726319/ultrastructure-of-lingual-papillae-in-common-chimpanzee-pan-troglodytes-foetus-newborn-and-adult-specimens
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J F Pastor, M Barbosa, F J De Paz, I San José, M Levanti, J M Potau, J A Vega, R Cabo
Among primates, the two recognized species of chimpanzees (common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes; pygmy chimpanzee, Pan paniscus) are considered to be the most similar to humans. Importantly, in mammals, the food intake behaviour largely determines the tongue morphology, including the type, proportion and distribution of gustatory and non-gustatory tongue papillae. The lingual papillae form during its development and mature in post-natal life depending on the different feeding. In this study, we have used scanning electron microscopy to analyse the age-related changes in the lingual papillae of foetal, newborn and adult P...
July 20, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710509/x-shaped-inferior-extensor-retinaculum-and-its-doubtful-use-in-the-br%C3%A3-strom-gould-procedure
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M Dalmau-Pastor, F Malagelada, G M M J Kerkhoffs, M C Manzanares, J Vega
PURPOSE: The inferior extensor retinaculum (IER) is an aponeurotic structure located in the anterior aspect of the ankle. According to the literature, it can be used to reinforce a repair of the anterior talofibular ligament in ankle instability. Despite its usual description as an Y-shaped structure, it is still unclear which part of the retinaculum is used for this purpose, or if it is instead the crural fascia that is being used. The purpose of this study is to define the anatomical characteristics of the IER to better understand its role in the Broström-Gould procedure...
July 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702545/direct-examination-of-the-relevance-for-folding-binding-and-electron-transfer-of-a-conserved-protein-folding-intermediate
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Emilio Lamazares, Sonia Vega, Patricia Ferreira, Milagros Medina, Juan J Galano-Frutos, Marta Martínez-Júlvez, Adrián Velázquez-Campoy, Javier Sancho
Near the minimum free energy basin of proteins where the native ensemble resides, partly unfolded conformations of slightly higher energy can be significantly populated under native conditions. It has been speculated that they play roles in molecular recognition and catalysis, but they might represent contemporary features of the evolutionary process without functional relevance. Obtaining conclusive evidence on these alternatives is difficult because it requires comparing the performance of a given protein when populating and when not populating one such intermediate, in otherwise identical conditions...
July 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701170/antimicrobial-susceptibility-among-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-organisms-collected-from-the-latin-american-region-between-2004-and-2015-as-part-of-the-tigecycline-evaluation-and-surveillance-trial
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Silvio Vega, Michael J Dowzicky
BACKGROUND: The in vitro activity of tigecycline and comparator agents was evaluated against Gram-positive and Gram-negative isolates collected in Latin American centers between 2004 and 2015 as part of the Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial (T.E.S.T.) global surveillance study. METHODS: Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined using the broth microdilution methodology according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines...
July 12, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701040/in-situ-production-of-graphene-fiber-hybrid-structures
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Mandana Akia, Lee Cremar, Mircea Chipara, Edgar Munoz, Hilario Cortez, Hector de Santiago, Fernando J Rodriguez-Macias, Yadira I Vega-Cantú, Hamidreza Arandiyan, Hongyu Sun, Timothy P Lodge, Yuanbing Mao, Karen Lozano
We report a scalable method to obtain a new material where large graphene sheets form webs linking carbon fibers. Film-fiber hybrid nonwoven mats are formed during fiber processing and converted to carbon structures after a simple thermal treatment. This contrasts with multistep methods that attempt to mix previously prepared graphene and fibers, or require complicated and costly processes for deposition of graphene over carbon fibers. The developed graphene-fiber hybrid structures have seamless connections between graphene and fibers, and in fact the graphene "veils" extend directly from one fiber into another forming a continuous surface...
July 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692050/crosstalk-between-nrf2-and-hipk2-shapes-cytoprotective-responses
#6
L Torrente, C Sanchez, R Moreno, S Chowdhry, P Cabello, K Isono, H Koseki, T Honda, J D Hayes, A T Dinkova-Kostova, L de la Vega
Homeodomain interacting protein kinase-2 (HIPK2) is a member of the HIPK family of stress-responsive kinases that modulates cell growth, apoptosis, proliferation and development. HIPK2 has several well-characterised tumour suppressor roles, but recent studies suggest it can also contribute to tumour progression, although the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Herein, we have identified novel crosstalk between HIPK2 and the cytoprotective transcription factor NRF2. We show that HIPK2 is a direct transcriptional target of NRF2, identifying a functional NRF2 binding site in the HIPK2 gene locus and demonstrating for the first time a transcriptional mode of regulation for this kinase...
July 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674170/the-mnk-eif4e-signaling-axis-contributes-to-injury-induced-nociceptive-plasticity-and-the-development-of-chronic-pain
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Jamie K Moy, Arkady Khoutorsky, Marina N Asiedu, Bryan J Black, Jasper L Kuhn, Paulino Barragán-Iglesias, Salim Megat, Michael D Burton, Carolina C Burgos-Vega, Ohannes K Melemedjian, Scott Boitano, Josef Vagner, Christos G Gkogkas, Joseph J Pancrazio, Jeffrey S Mogil, Gregory Dussor, Nahum Sonenberg, Theodore J Price
Injury-induced sensitization of nociceptors contributes to pain states and the development of chronic pain. Inhibiting activity-dependent mRNA translation through mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways blocks the development of nociceptor sensitization. These pathways convergently signal to the eukaryotic translation initiation factor (eIF) 4F complex to regulate sensitization of nociceptors but the details of this process are ill-defined. Here we investigated the hypothesis that phosphorylation of the 5' cap-binding protein, eIF4E, by its specific kinase MAPK interacting kinase (MNK) 1/2 is a key factor in nociceptor sensitization and the development of chronic pain...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673608/mitochondrial-biology-in-cancer-stem-cells
#8
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Rute Loureiro, Katia A Mesquita, Silvia Magalhães-Novais, Paulo J Oliveira, Ignacio Vega-Naredo
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been suggested to be responsible for tumor re-growth and relapse. Physiological and morphological knowledge of CSCs may be essential for the development of new therapeutic strategies targeting cancer development, progression, and recurrence. Current research is focused on a deeper understanding of CSCs metabolic profiles, taking into consideration their energy demands. Energy metabolism and mitochondrial function are important factors operating on stemness maintenance and cell fate specification...
June 30, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673234/genomic-variability-in-mexican-chicken-population-using-copy-number-variants
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E Gorla, M C Cozzi, S I Román-Ponce, F J Ruiz López, V E Vega-Murillo, S Cerolini, A Bagnato, M G Strillacci
BACKGROUND: Copy number variations are genome polymorphism that influence phenotypic variation and are an important source of genetic variation in populations. The aim of this study was to investigate genetic variability in the Mexican Creole chicken population using CNVs. RESULTS: The Hidden Markov Model of the PennCNV software detected a total of 1924 CNVs in the genome of the 256 samples processed with Axiom® Genome-Wide Chicken Genotyping Array (Affymetrix)...
July 3, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671653/protein-trna-agarose-gel-retardation-assays-for-the-analysis-of-the-n-6-threonylcarbamoyladenosine-tcda-function
#10
Francisco J Fernández, Sara Gómez, Sergio Navas-Yuste, Miguel López-Estepa, M Cristina Vega
We demonstrate methods for the expression and purification of tRNA(UUU) in Escherichia coli and the analysis by gel retardation assays of the binding of tRNA(UUU) to TcdA, an N(6)-threonylcarbamoyladenosine (t(6)A) dehydratase, which cyclizes the threonylcarbamoyl side chain attached to A37 in the anticodon stem loop (ASL) of tRNAs to cyclic t(6)A (ct(6)A). Transcription of the synthetic gene encoding tRNA(UUU) is induced in E. coli with 1 mM isopropyl β-D-1-thiogalactopyranoside (IPTG) and the cells containing tRNA are harvested 24 h post-induction...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660132/new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1-ndm-1-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-household-vacuum-cleaner-oregon-2013
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Genevieve L Buser, P Maureen Cassidy, Christopher D Pfeiffer, John M Townes, Karim E Morey, Jaipreet Rayar, Kirthi K Kutumbaka, Sukkyun Han, Cesar Nadala, Mansour Samadpour, Scott J Weissman, Robert Vega, Zintars G Beldavs
The first Oregon case of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1)-producing Escherichia coli was reported during November 2013. Epidemiologic investigation revealed only local outpatient medical care and no travel outside Oregon for both the patient and his household contact. Environmental sampling discovered a matching isolate from the patient's household vacuum cleaner, suggesting environmental persistence.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646859/comparison-of-different-nat-assays-for-the-detection-of-microorganisms-belonging-to-the-class-mollicutes
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O Vega-Orellana, J B Poveda, R S Rosales, J M Bradbury, C G Poveda, L E Mederos-Iriarte, M M Tavío, A S Ramírez
BACKGROUND: Mollicutes detection can be cumbersome due to their slow growth in vitro. For this reason, the use of DNA based on generic molecular tests represents an alternative for rapid, sensitive and specific detection of these microorganism. For this reason, six previously described nucleic acid testing assays were compared to evaluate their ability to detect microorganisms belonging to the class Mollicutes. METHODS: A panel of 61 mollicutes, including representatives from the Mycoplasma, Acholeplasma, Mesoplasma, Spiroplasma and Ureaplasma genus, were selected to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of these assays...
June 24, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642126/molecular-and-hydrodynamic-properties-of-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-her2-extracellular-domain-and-its-homodimer-experiments-and-multi-scale-simulations
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J F Vega, J Ramos, V Cruz, E Vicente-Alique, E Sánchez-Sánchez, A Sánchez-Fernández, Y Wang, P Hu, J Cortés, J Martínez-Salazar
BACKGROUND: In a broad range of human carcinomas gene amplification leads to HER2 overexpression, which has been proposed to cause spontaneous dimerization and activation in the absence of ligand. This makes HER2 attractive as a therapeutic target. However, the HER2 homodimerization mechanism remains unexplored. It has been suggested that the "back-to-back" homodimer does not form in solution. Notwithstanding, very recently the crystal structure of the HER2 extracellular domain homodimer formed with a "back-to-head" interaction has been resolved...
June 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633356/ridesharing-and-motor-vehicle-crashes-in-four-u-s-cities-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Christopher N Morrison, Sara F Jacoby, Beidi Dong, M Kit Delgado, Douglas J Wiebe
Uber, the world's largest ridesharing company, has reportedly provided over two billion journeys globally since operations began in 2010; however, the impact on motor vehicle crashes is unclear. Theoretically, ridesharing could reduce alcohol-involved crashes in locations where other modes of transportation are less attractive than driving one's own vehicle while alcohol-affected. We conducted interrupted time series analyses using weekly counts of injury crashes and the proportion that were alcohol-involved in four US cities (Las Vegas, NV; Portland, OR; Reno, NV; San Antonio, TX)...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625352/rna-seq-and-metabolic-flux-analysis-of-tetraselmis-sp-m8-during-nitrogen-starvation-reveals-a-two-stage-lipid-accumulation-mechanism
#15
David K Y Lim, Holger Schuhmann, Skye R Thomas-Hall, Kenneth C K Chan, Taylor J Wass, Felipe Aguilera, T Catalina Adarme-Vega, Cristiana G O Dal'Molin, Glen J Thorpe, Jacqueline Batley, David Edwards, Peer M Schenk
To map out key lipid-related pathways that lead to rapid triacylglyceride accumulation in oleaginous microalgae, RNA-Seq was performed with Tetraselmis sp. M8 at 24h after exhaustion of exogenous nitrogen to reveal molecular changes during early stationary phase. Further gene expression profiling by quantitative real-time PCR at 16-72h revealed a distinct shift in expression of the fatty acid/triacylglyceride biosynthesis and β-oxidation pathways, when cells transitioned from log-phase into early-stationary and stationary phase...
June 6, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624376/orthorexia-nervosa-and-eating-disorder-symptoms-in-registered-dietitian-nutritionists-in-the-united-states
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Kaylee Tremelling, Lona Sandon, Gloria L Vega, Carrie J McAdams
BACKGROUND: Registered dietitian nutritionists are trained to identify optimal food choices for clients based on medical state and lifestyle. Orthorexia nervosa (ON) is a proposed disorder related to obsessions about eating healthfully. Eating disorders (EDs) are serious mental illnesses with symptoms related to eating, body image, and self-esteem. Both ON and EDs are more common among RDNs than the general population. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the prevalence of ON and EDs in RDNs in the United States and, among this sample, assessed whether the presence of ON symptoms related to symptoms of EDs, including weight, shape, eating, and restraint...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622587/statistical-characterization-of-noise-for-spatial-standardization-of-ct-scans-enabling-comparison-with-multiple-kernels-and-doses
#17
Gonzalo Vegas-Sánchez-Ferrero, Maria J Ledesma-Carbayo, George R Washko, Raúl San José Estépar
Computerized tomography (CT) is a widely adopted modality for analyzing directly or indirectly functional, biological and morphological processes by means of the image characteristics. However, the potential utilization of the information obtained from CT images is often limited when considering the analysis of quantitative information involving different devices, acquisition protocols or reconstruction algorithms. Although CT scanners are calibrated as a part of the imaging workflow, the calibration is circumscribed to global reference values and does not circumvent problems that are inherent to the imaging modality...
June 7, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608489/continuous-glucose-monitoring-following-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation-in-children
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Deborah A Elder, Jose M Jiminez-Vega, Lindsey N Hornung, Ranjit S Chima, Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Tom K Lin, Joseph J Palermo, Jaimie D Nathan
Aim was to determine whether CGM could accurately monitor blood glucose concentration in the immediate postoperative period following pancreatectomy with IAT in children. CGM was used in nine patients undergoing IAT at our institution between April 2015 and September 2016 (eight total pancreatectomy and one subtotal pancreatectomy). MAD and MARD of CGM values compared to time-matched serum blood glucose were calculated during the first 5 days of ICU admission. Goal range was defined as 70-140 mg/dL and out-of-range was >140 mg/dL or <70 mg/dL...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603089/specific-allergen-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-allergic-asthma-a-review-of-current-evidence
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J Dominguez-Ortega, J Delgado, C Blanco, L Prieto, E Arroabarren, M Cimarra, A Henriquez-Santana, J Iglesias-Souto, J M Vega-Chicote, A I Tabar
Asthma is frequently associated with atopy, characterized by the production of specific immunoglobulin E in response to environmental allergens. Currently, two types of allergen immunotherapy (AIT) are used in clinical practice: subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy, both accepted as key components of the therapeutic repertoire for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis. However, their role in asthma remains controversial. The present document is aimed at providing the clinicians with a review of the evidence on the use of AIT in asthma, focusing on the most relevant aspects of its mechanism of action, its efficacy, and existing data on safety, tolerability, and cost-effectivity, both in pediatric and adult populations...
June 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602471/primary-stability-of-tibial-plateaus-under-dynamic-compression-shear-loading-in-human-tibiae-influence-of-keel-length-cementation-area-and-tibial-stem
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Thomas M Grupp, Khaled J Saleh, Melanie Holderied, Andreas M Pfaff, Christoph Schilling, Christian Schroeder, William M Mihalko
The objective of our study was to evaluate the impact of the tibial keel & stem length in surface cementation, of a full cemented keel and of an additional tibial stem on the primary stability of a posterior stabilised tibial plateau (VEGA® System Aesculap Tuttlingen, Germany) under dynamic compression-shear loading conditions in human tibiae. We performed the cemented tibial plateau implantations on 24 fresh-frozen human tibiae of a mean donor age of 70.7years (range 47-97). The tibiae were divided into four groups of matched pairs based on comparable trabecular bone mineral density...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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