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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545092/are-thermal-barriers-higher-in-deep-sea-turtle-nests
#1
Pilar Santidrián Tomillo, Luis Fonseca, Frank V Paladino, James R Spotila, Daniel Oro
Thermal tolerances are affected by the range of temperatures that species encounter in their habitat. Daniel Janzen hypothesized in his "Why mountain passes are higher in the tropics" that temperature gradients were effective barriers to animal movements where climatic uniformity was high. Sea turtles bury their eggs providing some thermal stability that varies with depth. We assessed the relationship between thermal uniformity and thermal tolerance in nests of three species of sea turtles. We considered that barriers were "high" when small thermal changes had comparatively large effects and "low" when the effects were small...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533820/medip-seq-and-ncpg-analyses-illuminate-sexually-dimorphic-methylation-of-gonadal-development-genes-with-high-historic-methylation-in-turtle-hatchlings-with-temperature-dependent-sex-determination
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Srihari Radhakrishnan, Robert Literman, Beatriz Mizoguchi, Nicole Valenzuela
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation alters gene expression but not DNA sequence and mediates some cases of phenotypic plasticity. Temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) epitomizes phenotypic plasticity where environmental temperature drives embryonic sexual fate, as occurs commonly in turtles. Importantly, the temperature-specific transcription of two genes underlying gonadal differentiation is known to be induced by differential methylation in TSD fish, turtle and alligator. Yet, how extensive is the link between DNA methylation and TSD remains unclear...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506988/dmrt1-induces-the-male-pathway-in-a-turtle-with-temperature-dependent-sex-determination
#3
Chutian Ge, Jian Ye, Haiyan Zhang, Yi Zhang, Wei Sun, Yapeng Sang, Blanche Capel, Guoying Qian
The molecular mechanism underlying temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) has been a long-standing mystery; in particular, the thermo-sensitive genetic triggers for gonadal sex differentiation are largely unknown. Here, we characterized a conserved DM domain gene, Dmrt1, in the red-eared slider turtle Trachemys scripta (T. scripta), which exhibits TSD. We found that Dmrt1 has a temperature-dependent, sexually dimorphic expression pattern, preceding gonadal sex differentiation, and is capable of responding rapidly to temperature shifts and aromatase inhibitor treatment...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506404/-dural-sinus-thrombosis-following-epidural-analgesia-for-delivery-a-clinical-case
#4
Marco Aurelio Dornelles, Luis M Pereira
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Neurological complications of spinal anesthesia are rare conditions. Headache caused by low pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid is one of the most frequent, which occurs after post-dural puncture. A comprehensive history and physical exam must be carried out before making the diagnosis of Post-Dural Puncture Headache (PDPH) and additional tests are necessary to exclude the possibility of developing serious neurological complications such as Dural Sinus Thrombosis (DST)...
May 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506319/validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-laval-questionnaire-health-related-quality-of-life-in-subjects-with-obesity
#5
Lorenzo Maria Donini, Aldo Rosano, Luca Di Lazzaro, Eleonora Poggiogalle, Carla Lubrano, Silvia Migliaccio, Mariagrazia Carbonelli, Alessandro Pinto, Andrea Lenzi
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated to increased risk of metabolic comorbidity as well as increased mortality. Notably, obesity is also associated to the impairment of the psychological status and of quality of life. Only three questionnaires are available in the Italian language evaluating the health-related quality of life in subjects with obesity. The aim of the present study was to test the validity and reliability of the Italian version of the Laval Questionnaire. METHODS: The original French version was translated into Italian and back-translated by a French native speaker...
May 15, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498935/the-association-of-changes-in-dna-methylation-with-temperature-dependent-sex-determination-in-cucumber
#6
Yun-Song Lai, Xiaohui Zhang, Wei Zhang, Di Shen, Haiping Wang, Yudong Xia, Yang Qiu, Jiangping Song, Chenchen Wang, Xixiang Li
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is characterized by its diverse and flexible sexual types. Here, we evaluated the effect of low temperature (LT) exposure on cucumber femaleness under short-day conditions. Shoot apices were subjected to whole-genome bisulfate sequencing (WGBS), mRNA-seq, and sRNA-seq. The results showed that temperature had a substantial and global impact on transposable element (TE)-related small RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) mechanisms, resulting in large amounts of CHH-type cytosine demethylation...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489977/distribution-of-pesticide-residues-in-soil-and-uncertainty-of-sampling
#7
Gabriela K Suszter, Árpád Ambrus
Pesticide residues were determined in about 120 soil cores taken randomly from the top 15 cm layer of two sunflower fields about 30 days after preemergence herbicide treatments. Samples were extracted with acetone-ethyl acetate mixture and the residues were determined with GC-TSD. Residues of dimethenamid, pendimethalin, and prometryn ranged from 0.005 to 2.97 mg/kg. Their relative standard deviations (CV) were between 0.66 and 1.13. The relative frequency distributions of residues in soil cores were very similar to those observed in root and tuber vegetables grown in pesticide treated soils...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480017/the-evolution-of-different-maternal-investment-strategies-in-two-closely-related-desert-vertebrates
#8
Joshua R Ennen, Jeffrey E Lovich, Roy C Averill-Murray, Charles B Yackulic, Mickey Agha, Caleb Loughran, Laura Tennant, Barry Sinervo
We compared egg size phenotypes and tested several predictions from the optimal egg size (OES) and bet-hedging theories in two North American desert-dwelling sister tortoise taxa, Gopherus agassizii and G. morafkai, that inhabit different climate spaces: relatively unpredictable and more predictable climate spaces, respectively. Observed patterns in both species differed from the predictions of OES in several ways. Mean egg size increased with maternal body size in both species. Mean egg size was inversely related to clutch order in G...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463159/thermal-skin-damage-during-reirradiation-and-hyperthermia-is-time-temperature-dependent
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Akke Bakker, M Willemijn Kolff, Rebecca Holman, Caspar M van Leeuwen, Linda Korshuize-van Straten, Rianne de Kroon-Oldenhof, Coen R N Rasch, Geertjan van Tienhoven, Hans Crezee
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship of thermal skin damage (TSD) to time-temperature isoeffect levels for patients with breast cancer recurrence treated with reirradiation plus hyperthermia (reRT + HT), and to investigate whether the treatment history of previous treatments (scar tissue) is a risk factor for TSD. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In this observational study, temperature characteristics of hyperthermia sessions were analyzed in 262 patients with recurrent breast cancer treated in the AMC between 2010 and 2014 with reirradiation and weekly hyperthermia for 1 hour...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458747/ch3nh3pbi3-grain-growth-and-interfacial-properties-in-meso-structured-perovskite-solar-cells-fabricated-by-two-step-deposition
#10
Zhibo Yao, Wenli Wang, Heping Shen, Ye Zhang, Qiang Luo, Xuewen Yin, Xuezeng Dai, Jianbao Li, Hong Lin
Although the two-step deposition (TSD) method is widely adopted for the high performance perovskite solar cells (PSCs), the CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite crystal growth mechanism during the TSD process and the photo-generated charge recombination dynamics in the mesoporous-TiO2 (mp-TiO2)/CH3NH3PbI3/hole transporting material (HTM) system remains unexploited. Herein, we modified the concentration of PbI2 (C(PbI2)) solution to control the perovskite crystal properties, and observed an abnormal CH3NH3PbI3 grain growth phenomenon atop mesoporous TiO2 film...
2017: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446051/sleep-deprivation-sensitizes-human-craniofacial-muscles
#11
Eva Szuchy Kristiansen, Louise Skou Nielsen, Siv Sofie Christensen, Sofia Hedvig Christina Botvid, Jeppe Nørgaard Poulsen, Parisa Gazerani
It is unknown whether and how sleep deprivation influences craniofacial muscle sensitivity in healthy humans. We investigated whether total sleep deprivation (TSD) and one night of recovery sleep (RS) can alter mechanical pain sensitivity in temporal and masseter muscles. Fifteen healthy volunteers participated in three consecutive sessions. Pressure pain thresholds were measured on the temporal and masseter muscles. Both temporal and masseter muscles became sensitized after 24 h of TSD. RS reversed the muscle sensitization...
April 26, 2017: Somatosensory & Motor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445889/genetic-polymorphisms-in-aromatase-cyp19a1-are-not-associated-with-gonadal-phenotypes-in-red-eared-slider-turtle-hatchlings-developed-at-a-pivotal-temperature
#12
Yuiko Matsumoto, David Crews
Embryonic gonad sex in many reptilian species is determined by the incubation temperature of the egg, a differentiation process known as temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD). Incubation at the pivotal temperature (PvT) results in approximately an equal number of offspring of both sexes. We investigated the potential contribution of genetic variations that drives the gonadal differentiation into testes or ovaries under this temperature in the red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta). Four male and 4 female hatchlings of eggs that had been incubated at the PvT were examined for polymorphisms at an approximately 23-kb region of the aromatase (cyp19a1) gene...
April 27, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436072/real-time-individualization-of-the-unified-model-of-performance
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Jianbo Liu, Sridhar Ramakrishnan, Srinivas Laxminarayan, Thomas J Balkin, Jaques Reifman
Existing mathematical models for predicting neurobehavioural performance are not suited for mobile computing platforms because they cannot adapt model parameters automatically in real time to reflect individual differences in the effects of sleep loss. We used an extended Kalman filter to develop a computationally efficient algorithm that continually adapts the parameters of the recently developed Unified Model of Performance (UMP) to an individual. The algorithm accomplishes this in real time as new performance data for the individual become available...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432799/the-transformation-of-hybrid-silica-nanoparticles-from-solid-to-hollow-or-yolk-shell-nanostructures
#14
Xingwen Liu, Guangren Qian, Zheng Jiao, Minghong Wu, Haijiao Zhang
Here, a facile self-templating approach is presented for synthesis of hollow and yolk-shell mesoporous silica nanoparticles (HMSNs and YMSNs) through a selective etching of hybrid silica nanoparticles. The hybrid silica nanoparticles are from the co-condensation of tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) and N-[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]ethylenediamine (TSD) by a simple one-step process. Two kinds of products including HMSNs and YMSNs can be easily prepared only by tuning the TSD amounts in the precursor. Significantly, the transformation of hollow structure does not use any sacrificial template and surface-protective agent...
April 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425172/the-homeostatic-and-circadian-sleep-recovery-responses-after-total-sleep-deprivation-in-mice
#15
Garance Dispersyn, Fabien Sauvet, Danielle Gomez-Merino, Sylvain Ciret, Catherine Drogou, Damien Leger, Thierry Gallopin, Mounir Chennaoui
Many studies on sleep deprivation effects lack data regarding the recovery period. We investigated the 2-day homeostatic and circadian sleep recovery response to 24 h of total sleep deprivation (TSD) induced by brief rotation of an activity wheel. Eight mice were implanted with telemetry transmitters (DSI F40-EET) that recorded simultaneously their electroencephalography (EEG), locomotor activity and temperature during 24 h of baseline (BSL), TSD and 2 days of recovery (D1 and D2). In a second experiment, two groups of five non-implanted mice underwent TSD or ad libitum sleep, after which they were killed, adrenal glands were weighed and blood was collected for analysis of corticosterone concentration...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385128/retrograde-trans-synaptic-visual-pathway-degeneration-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-series
#16
Omar Al-Louzi, Julia Button, Scott D Newsome, Peter A Calabresi, Shiv Saidha
BACKGROUND: Trans-synaptic degeneration (TSD) describes the propagation of neuronal injury through synaptic pathways in the human nervous system and may be linked to the accelerated retinal atrophy seen in multiple sclerosis (MS). RESULTS: We report six cases where homonymous, hemi-macular ganglion cell + inner plexiform (GCIP) thickness reduction was seen in conjunction with posterior visual pathway lesions. Macular microcystoid changes of the inner nuclear layer (INL) were seen in a subset of three subjects...
April 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363448/trauma-associated-sleep-disorder-a-parasomnia-induced-by-trauma
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Vincent Mysliwiec, Matthew S Brock, Jennifer L Creamer, Brian M O'Reilly, Anne Germain, Bernard J Roth
Nightmares and disruptive nocturnal behaviors that develop after traumatic experiences have long been recognized as having different clinical characteristics that overlap with other established parasomnia diagnoses. The inciting experience is typically in the setting of extreme traumatic stress coupled with periods of sleep disruption and/or deprivation. The limited number of laboratory documented cases and symptomatic overlap with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have contributed to difficulties in identifying what is a unique parasomnia...
January 30, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361948/degradation-of-neural-representations-in-higher-visual-cortex-by-sleep-deprivation
#18
Jia-Hou Poh, Michael W L Chee
A night of total sleep deprivation (TSD) impairs selective attention and is accompanied by attenuated activation within ventral visual cortex (VVC). However, finer details of how TSD compromises selectivity of visual processing remain unclear. Drawing from prior work in cognitive aging, we predicted that TSD would result in dedifferentiation of neural responses for faces and houses within the VVC. Instead, we found preservation of category selectivity. This was observed both in voxels highly selective for each category, and also across multiple voxels evaluated using MVPA...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321203/clinical-and-epidemiological-correlates-of-task-specific-dystonia-in-a-large-cohort-of-brazilian-music-players
#19
Rita C Moura, Patrícia Maria de Carvalho Aguiar, Graziela Bortz, Henrique Ballalai Ferraz
Musician's dystonia is a task-specific dystonia (TSD) worldwide disabling disorder, and most of the affected individuals may have severe difficulty to play their instrument. Many professional music players may have to quit working as a player. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and frequency of TSD in Brazilian music players and to promote awareness of this condition among musicians. We visited orchestras and music schools delivering lectures on TSD and about the scope of our survey...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304302/sleep-deprivation-induced-plasma-amyloid-%C3%AE-transport-disturbance-in-healthy-young-adults
#20
Meng Wei, Beiyu Zhao, Kang Huo, Yongning Deng, Suhang Shang, Jie Liu, Yanbo Li, Louyan Ma, Yu Jiang, Liangjun Dang, Chen Chen, Shan Wei, Juanli Zhang, Hailei Yang, Fan Gao, Qiumin Qu
BACKGROUND: Sleep is an important physiological process and beneficial in the removal of brain metabolites and functional recovery. Prior studies have shown that sleep disorders are significant risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to characterize the effect of short-term total sleep deprivation (TSD) on plasma amyloid-β (Aβ) concentrations. METHODS: A clinical trial was conducted between March 1, 2016, and April 1, 2016...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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