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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340328/the-role-of-auxin-response-factors-in-the-development-and-differential-growth-of-inflorescence-stems
#1
Nicholas S Carey, Naden T Krogan
Plants react to environmental cues by altering their growth and development, which can include organ tropic responses. These differential growth responses are triggered by the hormone auxin, and AUXIN RESPONSE FACTORs (ARFs) have been implicated in numerous organ tropisms in Arabidopsis thaliana. Surprisingly, despite being critical for light capture and overall plant morphology, inflorescence stem tropic responses remain relatively understudied, with presumed direct links to ARF function yet to be established...
March 24, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336128/retinal-pigment-epithelium-tears-classification-pathogenesis-predictors-and-management
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Mehmet Giray Ersoz, Murat Karacorlu, Serra Arf, Isil Sayman Muslubas, Mumin Hocaoglu
Various eye conditions cause tears in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The most common cause of an RPE tear is vascularized retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration. Although RPE tears can develop spontaneously in vascularized PEDs, most recent cases have been associated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections. The subretinal fluid within the PED applies hydrostatic pressure to the RPE and stretches it. The PED enlarges as the hydrostatic pressure increases...
March 20, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329021/comparison-of-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-an-anthocyanin-rich-fraction-from-portuguese-blueberries-vaccinium-corymbosum-l-and-5-aminosalicylic-acid-in-a-tnbs-induced-colitis-rat-model
#3
Sónia R Pereira, Rita Pereira, Isabel Figueiredo, Victor Freitas, Teresa C P Dinis, Leonor M Almeida
Despite the actual therapeutic approaches for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), efficient and secure alternative options remain a research focus. In this context, anthocyanins seem promising natural anti-inflammatory agents, but their action mechanisms and efficacy as compared with established drugs still require more clarification. The main aim of this study was to compare the anti-inflammatory action of a chemically characterized anthocyanin-rich fraction (ARF), obtained from Portuguese blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327493/noninvasive-ventilation-open-issues-for-nursing-research
#4
Stefano Bambi, Enrica Mati, Christian De Felippis, Alberto Lucchini
According to the current literature, Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV) is a well-recognized respiratory support technique for patients affected by Acute Respiratory Failure (ARF). As highlighted by recent meta-analysis, a tight adherence to protocols regarding patients' selection criteria, relative or absolute contraindications, plus highly skilled and experienced operators, can positively affect the NIV performance and mortality rates. Positive outcome from NIV respiratory support is dependent from: patient's clinical condition and education needs; confidence of the staff with NIV technology; choice and management of the most suitable interface available prevention of interface complications; nutritional assessment (artificial feeding if required) and conditioning of medical gas...
March 14, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325776/noninvasive-respiratory-support-during-pediatric-ground-transport-implementation-of-a-safe-and-feasible-procedure
#5
Nuria Millán, Carme Alejandre, Aina Martinez-Planas, Josep Caritg, Elisabeth Esteban, Martí Pons-Òdena
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this work was to determine the safety and feasibility of noninvasive support in children with acute respiratory failure (ARF) during interhospital ground transport. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center observational clinical study in the pediatric transport unit of a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. We included all subjects with ARF transported from November 2010 to March 2013. A specific noninvasive support protocol was used for all cases...
March 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324111/arap1-deficiency-causes-photoreceptor-degeneration-in-mice
#6
Ala Moshiri, Devin Humpal, Brian C Leonard, Denise M Imai, Addy Tham, Lynette Bower, Dave Clary, Thomas M Glaser, K C Kent Lloyd, Christopher J Murphy
Purpose: Small guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase) ADP-ribosylation factors (Arfs) regulate membrane traffic and actin reorganization under the control of GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs). Arap1 is an Arf-directed GAP that inhibits the trafficking of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) to the early endosome, but the diversity of its functions is incompletely understood. The aim of this study was to determine the role of Arap1 in the mammalian retina. Methods: Genetically engineered Arap1 knockout mice were screened for ocular abnormalities in the National Institutes of Health Knockout Mouse Production and Phenotyping (KOMP2) Project...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323482/constraints-on-the-early-terrestrial-surface-uv-environment-relevant-to-prebiotic-chemistry
#7
Sukrit Ranjan, Dimitar D Sasselov
The UV environment is a key boundary condition to abiogenesis. However, considerable uncertainty exists as to planetary conditions and hence surface UV at abiogenesis. Here, we present two-stream multilayer clear-sky calculations of the UV surface radiance on Earth at 3.9 Ga to constrain the UV surface fluence as a function of albedo, solar zenith angle (SZA), and atmospheric composition. Variation in albedo and latitude (through SZA) can affect maximum photoreaction rates by a factor of >10.4; for the same atmosphere, photoreactions can proceed an order of magnitude faster at the equator of a snowball Earth than at the poles of a warmer world...
March 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323226/herc1-mutations-in-idiopathic-intellectual-disability
#8
G Eda Utine, Ekim Z Taşkıran, Can Koşukcu, Beren Karaosmanoğlu, Naz Güleray, Özlem Akgün Doğan, P Özlem Şimşek Kiper, Koray Boduroğlu, Mehmet Alikaşifoğlu
HERC1 is a member of HERC protein family of ubiquitin ligases and is a negative regulator of the mTOR pathway. It is also a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for ARF and Rab family GTPases. Biallelic mutations in HERC1 were recently shown to cause a human phenotype with overgrowth and intellectual disability as main features. Herein we describe clinical features in another patient with homozygous novel mutation in HERC1. Moderate to severe intellectual disability, hypotonia, macrocephaly, tall stature, and facial features appear as main clinical features of the condition...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302546/rheumatic-heart-disease-epidemiology-and-health-systems-barriers-and-facilitators-a-systematic-review-of-studies-from-uganda-and-tanzania
#9
Annesinah H Moloi, Sumaya Mall, Mark E Engel, Renae Stafford, Zhang Wan Zhu, Liesl J Zuhlke, David A Watkins
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an important and preventable cause of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVES: As part of a recent RHD initiative in Uganda and Tanzania, we systematically reviewed group A streptococcal disease (GAS), acute rheumatic fever (ARF), and RHD in these countries. METHODS: Using a systematic review and meta-analysis/meta-synthesis, we searched PubMed, Embase, and grey literature for quantitative and qualitative studies conducted in Uganda and Tanzania that included individuals affected by GAS, ARF, and RHD...
March 14, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299666/runx3-and-p53-how-two-tumor-suppressors-cooperate-against-oncogenic-ras
#10
Jung-Won Lee, Andre van Wijnen, Suk-Chul Bae
RUNX family members play pivotal roles in both normal development and neoplasia. In particular, RUNX1 and RUNX2 are essential for determination of the hematopoietic and osteogenic lineages, respectively. RUNX3 is involved in lineage determination of various types of epithelial cells. Analysis of mouse models and human cancer specimens revealed that RUNX3 acts as a tumor suppressor via multiple mechanisms. p53-related pathways play central roles in tumor suppression through the DNA damage response and oncogene surveillance, and RUNX3 is involved in both processes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298920/transcriptomic-profiling-of-the-maize-zea-mays-l-leaf-response-to-abiotic-stresses-at-the-seedling-stage
#11
Pengcheng Li, Wei Cao, Huimin Fang, Shuhui Xu, Shuangyi Yin, Yingying Zhang, Dezhou Lin, Jianan Wang, Yufei Chen, Chenwu Xu, Zefeng Yang
Abiotic stresses, including drought, salinity, heat, and cold, negatively affect maize (Zea mays L.) development and productivity. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms of resistance to abiotic stresses in maize, RNA-seq was used for global transcriptome profiling of B73 seedling leaves exposed to drought, salinity, heat, and cold stress. A total of 5,330 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were detected in differential comparisons between the control and each stressed sample, with 1,661, 2,019, 2,346, and 1,841 DEGs being identified in comparisons of the control with salinity, drought, heat, and cold stress, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290891/-the-role-of-urinary-lipocalin-in-prognostication-of-hospital-complications-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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K S Shafranskaya, O K Kuzmina, D A Sumin, K Ye Krivoshapova, Ye G Uchasova, S V Ivanov, M V Zykov, V V Kashtalap, O L Barbarash
PURPOSE: To assess significance of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) for predicting hospital complications in subjects with ischemic heart disease (IHD) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 720 subjects who underwent CABG between 03/2011 and 04/2012. Blood serum creatinine level, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) (MDRD formula) and NGAL concentration were measured before and on day 7 after CABG...
October 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289207/conserved-role-for-gga-proteins-in-phosphatidylinositol-4-kinase-localization-to-the-trans-golgi-network
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Lydia Daboussi, Giancarlo Costaguta, Razmik Ghukasyan, Gregory S Payne
Phosphoinositides serve as key membrane determinants for assembly of clathrin coat proteins that drive formation of clathrin-coated vesicles. At the trans-Golgi network (TGN), phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PtdIns4P) plays important roles in recruitment of two major clathrin adaptors, Gga (Golgi-localized, gamma-adaptin ear homology, Arf-binding) proteins and the AP-1 (assembly protein-1) complex. The molecular mechanisms that mediate localization of phosphatidylinositol kinases responsible for synthesis of PtdIns4P at the TGN are not well characterized...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288363/the-role-of-postictal-laboratory-blood-analyses-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-seizures
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Robert D Nass, Robert Sassen, Christian E Elger, Rainer Surges
BACKGROUND: Epileptic seizures (ES) lead to alterations in the blood laboratory values and reflect changes in different organ systems. Here, we review the diagnostic and prognostic value of various blood laboratory values within the context of epilepsy. METHODS: Narrative review and literature search on PubMed using the term, "seizure" and various laboratory values. RESULTS: Laboratory markers can help clinicians determine whether an unwitnessed event was more likely to be epileptic or non-epileptic...
February 27, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285457/group-a-streptococcus-acute-rheumatic-fever-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-epidemiology-and-clinical-considerations
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REVIEW
Liesl J Zühlke, Andrea Beaton, Mark E Engel, Christopher T Hugo-Hamman, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Ntobeko Ntusi, Anna P Ralph, Anita Saxena, Pierre R Smeesters, David Watkins, Peter Zilla, Jonathan Carapetis
Early recognition of group A streptococcal pharyngitis and appropriate management with benzathine penicillin using local clinical prediction rules together with validated rapi-strep testing when available should be incorporated in primary health care. A directed approach to the differential diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever now includes the concept of low-risk versus medium-to-high risk populations. Initiation of secondary prophylaxis and the establishment of early medium to long-term care plans is a key aspect of the management of ARF...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284458/p53-dysregulation-in-b-cell-malignancies-more-than-a-single-gene-in-the-pathway-to-hell
#16
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B Tessoulin, M Eveillard, A Lok, D Chiron, P Moreau, M Amiot, A Moreau-Aubry, S Le Gouill, C Pellat-Deceunynck
TP53 deletion or mutation is frequent in B-cell malignancies and is associated with a low response rate. We describe here the p53 landscape in B-cell malignancies, from B-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia to Plasma Cell Leukemia, by analyzing incidence of gain or loss of function of actors both upstream and within the p53 pathway, namely MYC, RAS, ARF, MDM2, ATM and TP53. Abnormalities are not equally distributed and their incidence is highly variable among malignancies. Deletion and mutation, usually associated, of ATM or TP53 are frequent in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and Mantle Cell Lymphoma...
March 4, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266754/molybdenum-and-tungsten-imido-alkylidene-n-heterocyclic-carbene-catalysts-bearing-cationic-ligands-for-use-in-biphasic-olefin-metathesis
#17
Iris Elser, Roman Schowner, Wolfgang Frey, Michael Rudolf Buchmeiser
Ionic Mo- and W-imido alkylidene N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) olefin metathesis catalysts, [Mo(N-2,6-Me2-C6H3)(CHCMe2Ph)(IMesH2)(OTf)(PPS)][OTf] (3), [Mo(N-2,6-Me2-C6H3)(CHCMe2Ph)(IMesH2)(OC6F5)(PPS)][B(ArF)4] (5), [Mo(N-tBu)(CHCMe2Ph)(4,5-dichloro-1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene)(OTf)(2,6-Ph-4-(2,4,6-Ph-pyridinium)phenolate)][OTf] (9), [Mo(N-tBu)(CHCMe2Ph)(4,5-dichloro-1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene)(2,6-Ph-4-(2,4,6-Ph-pyridinium)phenolate)][B(ArF)4]2 (10, PPS = pyridiniumpropanesulfonate, IMesH2 = 1,3-dimesitylimidazolin-2-ylidene, OTf = CF3SO3, B(ArF)4 = tetrakis(3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)borate) were prepared from betaine-type ligands...
March 7, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266021/gingival-spheroids-possess-multilineage-differentiation-potential
#18
Rajasekaran Subbarayan, Dinesh Murugan Girija, Suresh Ranga Rao
Recently studies have demonstrated HGMSCs as ideal candidates for regenerative study. Interestingly we found that HGMSCs derived spheroids are more potent and maintain the properties of stemness convincingly compared to conventional culture methods. During the culture, GMSCs instinctively accumulated into spheroids and display multipotent STRO-1 and Vimentin-positive cells. Reduced phenotypic expression of CD73, CD105 and, elevated expression STRO-1 and CD-34. Pluripotent nature of S-GMSCs putatively shown the expression of OCT4A, NANOG, SOX-2, SSEA4, TRA-1-60, and TRA-181...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265066/resistance-mechanisms-to-tp53-mdm2-inhibition-identified-by-in-vivo-piggybac-transposon-mutagenesis-screen-in-an-arf-mouse-model
#19
Emilie A Chapeau, Agnieszka Gembarska, Eric Y Durand, Emeline Mandon, Claire Estadieu, Vincent Romanet, Marion Wiesmann, Ralph Tiedt, Joseph Lehar, Antoine de Weck, Roland Rad, Louise Barys, Sebastien Jeay, Stephane Ferretti, Audrey Kauffmann, Esther Sutter, Armelle Grevot, Pierre Moulin, Masato Murakami, William R Sellers, Francesco Hofmann, Michael Rugaard Jensen
Inhibitors of double minute 2 protein (MDM2)-tumor protein 53 (TP53) interaction are predicted to be effective in tumors in which the TP53 gene is wild type, by preventing TP53 protein degradation. One such setting is represented by the frequent CDKN2A deletion in human cancer that, through inactivation of p14ARF, activates MDM2 protein, which in turn degrades TP53 tumor suppressor. Here we used piggyBac (PB) transposon insertional mutagenesis to anticipate resistance mechanisms occurring during treatment with the MDM2-TP53 inhibitor HDM201...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265057/auxin-response-cell-autonomously-controls-ground-tissue-initiation-in-the-early-arabidopsis-embryo
#20
Barbara K Möller, Colette A Ten Hove, Daoquan Xiang, Nerys Williams, Lorena González López, Saiko Yoshida, Margot Smit, Raju Datla, Dolf Weijers
Plant organs are typically organized into three main tissue layers. The middle ground tissue layer comprises the majority of the plant body and serves a wide range of functions, including photosynthesis, selective nutrient uptake and storage, and gravity sensing. Ground tissue patterning and maintenance in Arabidopsis are controlled by a well-established gene network revolving around the key regulator SHORT-ROOT (SHR). In contrast, it is completely unknown how ground tissue identity is first specified from totipotent precursor cells in the embryo...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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