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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529490/microgravity-induced-transcriptome-adaptation-in-mouse-paraspinal-longissimus-dorsi-muscle-highlights-insulin-resistance-linked-genes
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Guido Gambara, Michele Salanova, Stefano Ciciliot, Sandra Furlan, Martina Gutsmann, Gudrun Schiffl, Ute Ungethuem, Pompeo Volpe, Hanns-Christian Gunga, Dieter Blottner
Microgravity as well as chronic muscle disuse are two causes of low back pain originated at least in part from paraspinal muscle deconditioning. At present no study investigated the complexity of the molecular changes in human or mouse paraspinal muscles exposed to microgravity. The aim of this study was to evaluate longissimus dorsi adaptation to microgravity at both morphological and global gene expression level. C57BL/N6 male mice were flown aboard the BION-M1 biosatellite for 30 days (BF) or housed in a replicate flight habitat on ground (BG)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523232/male-to-female-gender-dysphoria-gender-specific-differences-in-resting-state-networks
#2
Benjamin Clemens, Jessica Junger, Katharina Pauly, Josef Neulen, Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube, Dirk Frölich, Gianluca Mingoia, Birgit Derntl, Ute Habel
INTRODUCTION: Recent research found gender-related differences in resting-state functional connectivity (rs-FC) measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). To the best of our knowledge, there are no studies examining the differences in rs-FC between men, women, and individuals who report a discrepancy between their anatomical sex and their gender identity, i.e. gender dysphoria (GD). METHODS: To address this important issue, we present the first fMRI study systematically investigating the differences in typical resting-state networks (RSNs) and hormonal treatment effects in 26 male-to-female GD individuals (MtFs) compared with 19 men and 20 women...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522573/lenalidomide-melphalan-dexamethasone-in-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-al-amyloidosis-results-of-a-prospective-phase-2-study-with-long-term-follow-up
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Ute Hegenbart, Tilmann Bochtler, Axel Benner, Natalia Becker, Christoph Kimmich, Arnt V Kristen, Jörg Beimler, Ernst Hund, Markus Zorn, Anja Freiberger, Marianne Gawlik, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Dirk Hose, Anna Jauch, Anthony D Ho, Stefan O Schönland
Chemotherapy in light chain amyloidosis aims to normalize the involved free light chain in serum, which leads to an improvement or at least stabilization of organ function in most responding patients. We performed a prospective single center phase 2 trial with 50 untreated patients not eligible for high-dose treatment. The treatment schedule comprised 6 cycles of oral lenalidomide, melphalan and dexamethasone every 4 weeks. After 6 months complete remission was achieved in 9 patients (18%), very good partial remission in 16 (32%) and partial response in 9 (18%)...
May 18, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522094/continuous-positive-air-pressure-improves-orthonasal-olfactory-function-of-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Ute Walliczek-Dworschak, Werner Cassel, Luisa Mittendorf, Robert Pellegrino, Ulrich Koehler, Christian Güldner, Philipp Otto Georg Dworschak, Olaf Hildebrandt, Hanna Daniel, Thomas Günzel, Afshin Teymoortash, Thomas Hummel
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have suggested that patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) might be affected by olfactory impairment. However, more evidence is needed on the effect that OSA has on the chemical senses (olfaction and gustatory) of these patients, and whether continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment might help to reverse possible impairment. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted with 44 OSA patients (17 female and 27 male, mean age 54 ± 9...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520165/targeting-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-by-rna-interference-mediated-inhibition-of-cyclin-e1-in-mice
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Jörg-Martin Bangen, Linda Hammerich, Roland Sonntag, Maike Baues, Ute Haas, Daniela Lambertz, Thomas Longerich, Twan Lammers, Frank Tacke, Christian Trautwein, Christian Liedtke
Initiation and progression of liver fibrosis requires proliferation and activation of resting hepatic stellate cells (HSC). Cyclin E1 (CcnE1) is the regulatory subunit of the Cyclin-dependent Kinase 2 (Cdk2) and controls cell cycle re-entry. We have recently shown that genetic inactivation of CcnE1 prevents activation, proliferation and survival of HSC and protects from liver fibrogenesis. The aim of the present study was to translate these findings into pre-clinical applications using an RNAi-based approach...
May 18, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518032/isolated-case-of-marburg-virus-disease-kampala-uganda-2014
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Luke Nyakarahuka, Joseph Ojwang, Alex Tumusiime, Stephen Balinandi, Shannon Whitmer, Simon Kyazze, Sam Kasozi, Milton Wetaka, Issa Makumbi, Melissa Dahlke, Jeff Borchert, Julius Lutwama, Ute Ströher, Pierre E Rollin, Stuart T Nichol, Trevor R Shoemaker
In September 2014, a single fatal case of Marburg virus was identified in a healthcare worker in Kampala, Uganda. The source of infection was not identified, and no secondary cases were identified. We describe the rapid identification, laboratory diagnosis, and case investigation of the third Marburg virus outbreak in Uganda.
June 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513758/-new-drugs-for-small-animals-in-2016
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Ilka Ute Emmerich
In 2016, two active pharmaceutical ingredients were released on the German market for small animals: the mineralocorticoid Desoxycorticosterone (Zycortal(®)) and Sarolaner (Simparica(®)), an ectoparasiticide of the isoxazoline group. One substance has been authorized for an additional species; Fluralaner (Bravecto(®)), also an ectoparasiticide of the isoxazoline group, is now authorized for use in cats. Additionally, one veterinary drug with a new combination of active ingredients, one active substance in mono-preparation and two veterinary drugs with a new pharmaceutical form have been launched on the market for small animals...
May 17, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513757/-new-drugs-for-horses-and-production-animals-in-2016
#8
Ilka Ute Emmerich
In 2016, only one newly developed active pharmaceutical ingredient for horses and food-producing animals was released on the German market for veterinary drug products. The immunomodulator Pegbovigrastim is now available as an injection solution for cattle (Imrestor(®)). Four established veterinary active pharmaceutical ingredients are available for further species: the ectoparasitic Amitraz (Apitraz(®)) from the triazapentadiene group was additionally authorized for honeybees, the expectorant Bromhexine (Exflow(®) Vet) for chickens, turkeys and ducks and the macrolide antibiotic Gamithromycin (Zactran(®)) for pigs...
May 17, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513211/image-quality-of-low-radiation-dose-left-atrial-ct-using-filtered-back-projection-and-an-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-intra-individual-comparison-in-unselected-patients-undergoing-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Ute Lina Fahlenkamp, Ivan Diaz Ramirez, Moritz Wagner, Carsten Schwenke, Alexander Huppertz, Bernd Hamm, Alexander Lembcke
Background Computed tomography (CT) of the left atrium (LA) is performed prior to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) to improve success of circumferential ablation for atrial fibrillation. The ablation procedure itself exposes patients to substantial radiation doses, therefore radiation dose reduction in pre-ablational imaging is of concern. Purpose To assess and compare diagnostic performance of low-radiation dose preprocedural CT in patients scheduled for PVI using two types of reconstruction algorithms. Material and Methods Forty-six patients (61 ± 10 years) scheduled for PVI were enrolled in this study irrespective of body-mass-index or cardiac rhythm at examination...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510535/ultrafast-magnetization-dynamics-in-nickel-impact-of-pump-photon-energy
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Ute Bierbrauer, Sebastian T Weber, David Schummer, Moritz Barkowski, Anna-Katharina Mahro, Stefan Mathias, Hans Christian Schneider, Benjamin Stadtmüller, Martin Aeschlimann, Baerbel Rethfeld
Magnetization dynamics on a femtosecond timescale has been observed for a huge variety of magnetic structures. However, the influence of different excitation photon energies has not been studied in detail yet. In our time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect setup we excite a Nickel bulk system with 1.55 and 3.1 eV, respectively, leading to different remagnetization dynamics depending on the chosen photon energy. Furthermore we complement our experimental data with a theoretical approach applying appropriate Boltzmann collision integrals including the density of states of Nickel...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507723/p-doping-of-graphene-in-hybrid-materials-with-3-10-diazapicenium-dications
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Alexandra Roth, Tobias A Schaub, Ute Meinhardt, Dominik Thiel, Jan Storch, Vladimír Církva, Pavel Jakubík, Dirk M Guldi, Milan Kivala
N,N'-Didodecyl-substituted 3,10-diazapicenium salts featuring bromide and hexafluorophosphate counterions have been designed as novel dopants to realize individualized graphene sheets in a series of cutting edge experiments and to intrinsically stabilize them via p-doping. Importantly, electrochemical studies revealed two consecutive irreversible one-electron reductions of the N,N'-didodecyl-substituted 3,10-diazapicenium salts to yield the corresponding radical cation and neutral quinoidal species. Formation of both species was accompanied by characteristic changes in the absorption spectra...
May 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505702/-recalculation-of-tobacco-attributable-mortality-national-and-regional-data-for-germany
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Ute Mons, Sarah Kahnert
Introduction Tobacco use accounts for about 5 million annual premature deaths worldwide. Tobacco thus is the single most important preventable health risk. In this paper we present a recalculation of tobacco-attributable mortality in Germany, and examine gender and regional differences. Data and Methods The calculation is based on the prevalence of current and former smokers, the relative mortality risks for diseases for which tobacco use is associated with an increased mortality risk, and the number of deaths by ICD-10 diagnoses...
May 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504544/radial-ultrashort-te-imaging-removes-the-need-for-breath-holding-in-hepatic-iron-overload-quantification-by-r2-mri
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Aaryani Tipirneni-Sajja, Axel J Krafft, M Beth McCarville, Ralf B Loeffler, Ruitian Song, Jane S Hankins, Claudia M Hillenbrand
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate radial free-breathing (FB) multiecho ultrashort TE (UTE) imaging as an alternative to Cartesian FB multiecho gradient-recalled echo (GRE) imaging for quantitative assessment of hepatic iron content (HIC) in sedated patients and subjects unable to perform breath-hold (BH) maneuvers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: FB multiecho GRE imaging and FB multiecho UTE imaging were conducted for 46 test group patients with iron overload who could not complete BH maneuvers (38 patients were sedated, and eight were not sedated) and 16 control patients who could complete BH maneuvers...
May 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499256/from-common-to-rare-zingiberaceae-plants-a-metabolomics-study-using-gc-ms
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Gina B Barbosa, Nirupama S Jayasinghe, Siria H A Natera, Ellen D Inutan, Nonita P Peteros, Ute Roessner
Zingiberaceae plants, commonly known as gingers, have been popular for their medicinal and culinary uses since time immemorial. In spite of their numerous health-promoting applications, many Zingiberaceae plants still receive no scientific attention. Moreover, existing reports mostly focused only on the Zingiberaceae rhizomes. Here, untargeted metabolite profiling using Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) was used to compare the metabolic composition of leaves and rhizomes of the more common gingers, Zingiber officinale Rosc...
May 9, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499018/intracystic-interferon-alpha-in-pediatric-craniopharyngioma-patients-an-international-multicenter-assessment-on-behalf-of-siope-and-ispn
#15
John-Paul Kilday, Massimo Caldarelli, Luca Massimi, Robert Hsin-Hung Chen, Yi Yen Lee, Muh-Lii Liang, Jeanette Parkes, Thuran Naiker, Marie-Lise van Veelen, Erna Michiels, Conor Mallucci, Benedetta Pettorini, Lisethe Meijer, Christian Dorfer, Thomas Czech, Manuel Diezi, Antoinette Yn Schouten-van Meeteren, Stefan Holm, Bengt Gustavsson, Martin Benesch, Hermann L Müller, Anika Hoffmann, Stefan Rutkowski, Joerg Flitsch, Gabriele Escherich, Michael Grotzer, Helen A Spoudeas, Kristian Azquikina, Michael Capra, Rolando Jiménez-Guerra, Patrick MacDonald, Donna L Johnston, Rina Dvir, Shlomi Constantini, Meng-Fai Kuo, Shih-Hung Yang, Ute Bartels
Background: Craniopharyngiomas are frequent hypothalamo-pituitary tumors in children, presenting predominantly as cystic lesions. Morbidity from conventional treatment has focused attention on intracystic drug delivery, hypothesized to cause fewer clinical consequences. However, the efficacy of intracystic therapy remains unclear. We report the retrospective experiences of several global centers using intracystic interferon-alpha. Methods: European Société Internationale d'Oncologie Pédiatrique and International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery centers were contacted to submit a datasheet capturing pediatric patients with cystic craniopharyngiomas who had received intracystic interferon-alpha...
May 11, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493059/characterization-of-oatp1b3-and-oatp2b1-transporter-expression-in-the-islet-of-the-adult-human-pancreas
#16
Michelle Kim, Perri Deacon, Rommel G Tirona, Richard B Kim, Christopher L Pin, Henriette E Meyer Zu Schwabedissen, Rennian Wang, Ute I Schwarz
Organic anion-transporting polypeptides (OATPs) are membrane proteins that mediate cellular uptake of structurally diverse endogenous and exogenous compounds, including bile salts, thyroid and sex hormones, pharmacological agents, and toxins. Roles of OATPs in human liver are well established. Our recent report suggested the presence of the hepatic transporter OATP1B3 in human β cells. The aim of this study was to better characterize cellular localization and interindividual variation in OATP1B3 expression in human adult islets as a function of age, sex, and pancreatic disease, and to assess the expression of other OATPs...
May 10, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489823/corrigendum-the-genome-of-chenopodium-quinoa
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David E Jarvis, Yung Shwen Ho, Damien J Lightfoot, Sandra M Schmöckel, Bo Li, Theo J A Borm, Hajime Ohyanagi, Katsuhiko Mineta, Craig T Michell, Noha Saber, Najeh M Kharbatia, Ryan R Rupper, Aaron R Sharp, Nadine Dally, Berin A Boughton, Yong H Woo, Ge Gao, Elio G W M Schijlen, Xiujie Guo, Afaque A Momin, Sónia Negrão, Salim Al-Babili, Christoph Gehring, Ute Roessner, Christian Jung, Kevin Murphy, Stefan T Arold, Takashi Gojobori, C Gerard van der Linden, Eibertus N van Loo, Eric N Jellen, Peter J Maughan, Mark Tester
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/nature21370.
May 10, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489334/diagnosis-of-copan-by-whole-exome-sequencing-waking-up-a-sleeping-tiger-s-eye
#18
Christina Evers, Angelika Seitz, Birgit Assmann, Thomas Opladen, Stephanie Karch, Katrin Hinderhofer, Martin Granzow, Nagarajan Paramasivam, Roland Eils, Nicolle Diessl, Claus R Bartram, Ute Moog
Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) is a group of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by iron accumulation in the basal ganglia. Recently, mutations in CoA synthase (COASY) have been identified as a cause of a novel NBIA subtype (COASY Protein-Associated Neurodegeneration, CoPAN) in two patients with dystonic paraparesis, parkinsonian features, cognitive impairment, behavior abnormalities, and axonal neuropathy. COASY encodes an enzyme required for Coenzyme A (CoA) biosynthesis. Using whole exome sequencing (WES) we identified compound heterozygous COASY mutations in two siblings with intellectual disability, ataxic gait, progressive spasticity, and obsessive-compulsive behavior...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486932/risk-assessment-of-manual-handling-operations-at-work-with-the-key-indicator-method-kim-mho-determination-of-criterion-validity-regarding-the-prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-and-clinical-conditions-within-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Andre Klussmann, Falk Liebers, Hansjürgen Gebhardt, Monika A Rieger, Ute Latza, Ulf Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Manual handling operations (MHO) are known to be risk factors for work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), e.g. symptoms and conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. To estimate the risk of WRULDs, a Key Indicator Method (KIM) for the risk assessment of MHO was developed. The method was validated in regard to different criteria, including face validity, criterion validity, reliability and further aspects concerning utility. This paper describes the KIM-MHO and criterion validity of this method with reference to prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...
May 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485690/-it-s-a-gut-feeling-escherichia-coli-biofilm-formation-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract-environment
#20
Elio Rossi, Annika Cimdins, Petra Lüthje, Annelie Brauner, Åsa Sjöling, Paolo Landini, Ute Römling
Escherichia coli can commonly be found, either as a commensal, probiotic or a pathogen, in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Biofilm formation and its regulation is surprisingly variable, although distinct regulatory pattern of red, dry and rough (rdar) biofilm formation arise in certain pathovars and even clones. In the GI tract, environmental conditions, signals from the host and from commensal bacteria contribute to shape E. coli biofilm formation within the multi-faceted multicellular communities in a complex and integrated fashion...
May 9, 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
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