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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161307/repeat-polymorphisms-in-the-homo-sapiens-heme-oxygenase-1-gene-in-diabetic-and-idiopathic-gastroparesis
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Simon J Gibbons, Madhusudan Grover, Kyoung Moo Choi, Akhilesh Wadhwa, Adeel Zubair, Laura A Wilson, Yanhong Wu, Thomas L Abell, William L Hasler, Kenneth L Koch, Richard W McCallum, Linda A B Nguyen, Henry P Parkman, Irene Sarosiek, William J Snape, James Tonascia, Frank A Hamilton, Pankaj J Pasricha, Gianrico Farrugia
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic and diabetic gastroparesis in Homo sapiens cause significant morbidity. Etiology or risk factors have not been clearly identified. Failure to sustain elevated heme oxygenase-1 (HO1) expression is associated with delayed gastric emptying in diabetic mice and polymorphisms in the HO1 gene (HMOX1, NCBI Gene ID:3162) are associated with worse outcomes in other diseases. AIM: Our hypothesis was that longer polyGT alleles are more common in the HMOX1 genes of individuals with gastroparesis than in controls without upper gastrointestinal motility disorders...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158335/a-deconvolution-protocol-for-chip-seq-reveals-analogous-enhancer-structures-on-the-mouse-and-human-ribosomal-rna-genes
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Jean-Clement Mars, Marianne Sabourin-Felix, Michel G Tremblay, Tom Moss
The combination of Chromatin Immunoprecipitation and Massively Parallel Sequencing, or ChIP-Seq, has greatly advanced our genome-wide understanding of chromatin and enhancer structures. However, its resolution at any given genetic locus is limited by several factors. In applying ChIP-Seq to the study of the ribosomal RNA genes, we found that a major limitation to resolution was imposed by the underlying variability in sequence coverage that very often dominates the protein-DNA interaction profiles. Here we describe a simple numerical deconvolution approach that in large part corrects for this variability and significantly improves both the resolution and quantitation of protein-DNA interaction maps deduced from ChIP-Seq data...
November 20, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157596/molecular-epidemiology-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-women-with-cervical-lesions-and-cancer-from-the-coastal-region-of-ecuador
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Cesar H Bedoya-Pilozo, Lex G Medina Magües, Maylen Espinosa-García, Martha Sánchez, Johanna V Parrales Valdiviezo, Denisse Molina, María A Ibarra, María Quimis-Ponce, Karool España, Karla E Párraga Macias, Nancy V Cajas Flores, Solon A Orlando, Jorge A Robalino Penaherrera, Peter Chedraui, Saul Escobar, Rita D Loja Chango, Cecibel Ramirez-Morán, Jasson Espinoza-Caicedo, Sunny Sánchez-Giler, Celia M Limia, Yoan Alemán, Yudira Soto, Vivian Kouri, Andrés C A Culasso, Inés Badano
The aim of the present study was to gather information regarding the molecular epidemiology of Human papillomavirus (HPV) and related risk factors in a group of women with low- and high-grade cervical lesions and cancer from the coastal region of Ecuador. In addition, we studied the evolution of HPV variants from the most prevalent types and provided a temporal framework for their emergence, which may help to trace the source of dissemination within the region. We analyzed 166 samples, including 57 CIN1, 95 CIN2/3 and 14 cancer cases...
November 17, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153810/edwards-sapien-3-valve-for-mitral-replacement-in-a-child-after-melody-valve-endocarditis
#4
Matteo Trezzi, Enrico Cetrano, Roberta Iacobelli, Adriano Carotti
We present the surgical implantation in mitral position of the Edwards Sapien 3 valve for prosthetic valve endocarditis in a severely ill child after multiple valve replacements. The procedure was safely performed and provided adequate hemodynamic results in the short term. This report highlights the excellent potential of Sapien 3 valve for the treatment of mitral valve disease in children with a mitral valve annulus of appropriate size. Of note, the use of the Sapien 3 valve should be considered when a bioprosthesis is required at the time of valve re-replacement...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153740/cost-effectiveness-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-in-japan
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Satoshi Kodera, Arihiro Kiyosue, Jiro Ando, Issei Komuro
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive treatment for elderly patients with aortic stenosis. However, the cost of TAVI is a major issue. This study analyzed the cost effectiveness of TAVI in Japan. METHODS: We developed an economic model to evaluate the quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and costs of TAVI, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), and medical therapy over a 10-year time horizon from the perspective of Japanese public healthcare payers...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151491/early-safety-and-efficacy-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-asian-nonagenarians-from-kmh-registry
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Mizuki Miura, Shinichi Shirai, Yukari Uemura, Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Takashi Morinaga, Akihiro Isotani, Shun Watanabe, Masaomi Hayashi, Norihiko Kamioka, Atsushi Nagasawa, Shinichi Kakumoto, Katsuhiro Seo, Yoshio Arai, Michiya Hanyu, Kenji Ando
As Japan has one of the most rapidly aging populations in the world, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is likely to be performed in increasing numbers of older people. There is little information on either the efficacy or the safety of TAVI in nonagenarians in Asia.From October 2013 to June 2015, 112 consecutive patients underwent TAVI with Edwards SAPIEN XT valves in our institution. We compared 25 patients aged at least 90 years (mean 91.6 ± 1.7 years) with 87 patients aged under 90 years (mean 82...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151485/evolution-of-vertebrate-ryanodine-receptors-family-in-relation-to-functional-divergence-and-conservation
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Zhiwen Ding, Juan Peng, Yanyan Liang, Chunjie Yang, Guoliang Jiang, Jun Ren, Yunzeng Zou
Ryanodine receptors (RyRs), the large homotetrameric protein complexes, regulate the release of calcium from intracellular stores into the cytosol and play vital roles in the excitation-contraction coupling of cells. However, the evolutionary relationship of RyRs in vertebrates has yet to be elucidated. We identified 22 RyRs from Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Gallus gallus, Anolis carolinensis, Rana catesbeiana, and Danio rerio. The phylogenetic relationship, motifs analysis and reconstruction of ancestral RyRs showed that the members of RyR family in vertebrates were grouped into three clades: the RyR1 clade, the RyR2 clade, and the RyR3 clade...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149249/human-accelerated-regions-and-other-human-specific-sequence-variations-in-the-context-of-evolution-and-their-relevance-for-brain-development
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Anastasia Levchenko, Alexander Kanapin, Anastasia Samsonova, Raul Gainetdinov
The review discusses, in a format of a timeline, the studies of different types of genetic variants, present in Homo sapiens, but absent in all other primate, mammalian or vertebrate species, tested so far. The main characteristic of these variants is that they are found in regions of high evolutionary conservation. These sequence variations include single nucleotide substitutions (called human accelerated regions), deletions and segmental duplications. The rationale for finding such variations in the human genome is that they could be responsible for traits, specific to our species, of which the human brain is the most remarkable...
November 14, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143796/angelica-sinensis-polysaccharides-ameliorate-stress-induced-premature-senescence-of-hematopoietic-cell-via-protecting-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-from-oxidative-injuries-caused-by-5-fluorouracil
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Hanxianzhi Xiao, Lirong Xiong, Xiaoying Song, Pengwei Jin, Linbo Chen, Xiongbin Chen, Hui Yao, Yaping Wang, Lu Wang
Myelosuppression is the most common complication of chemotherapy. Decline of self-renewal capacity and stress-induced premature senescence (SIPS) of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) induced by chemotherapeutic agents may be the cause of long-term myelosuppression after chemotherapy. Whether the mechanism of SIPS of hematopoietic cells relates to chemotherapeutic injury occurred in hematopoietic microenvironment (HM) is still not well elucidated. This study explored the protective effect of Angelica sinensis polysaccharide (ASP), an acetone extract polysaccharide found as the major effective ingredients of a traditional Chinese medicinal herb named Chinese Angelica (Dong Quai), on oxidative damage of homo sapiens bone marrow/stroma cell line (HS-5) caused by 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and the effect of ASP relieving oxidative stress in HM on SIPS of hematopoietic cells...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128473/transfemoral-aortic-valve-implantation-is-more-successful-with-the-edwards-sapien-3-compared-with-the-edwards-xt-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Birgid Gonska, Julia Seeger, Alexander Junker, Christoph Rodewald, Ulrike Trepte, Dominik Scharnbeck, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
BACKGROUND: Residual aortic regurgitation (AR) after transfemoral aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with increased mortality. The new Edwards Sapien 3 valve (ES3) is designed to reduce paravalvular AR. AIM: To compare a new-generation and a late-generation balloon-expandable transcatheter heart valve. METHODS: In this study, 100 consecutive patients treated with the ES3 for symptomatic native severe aortic stenosis were compared with 100 consecutive patients treated with the Edwards Sapien XT valve (EXT); all valves were implanted via transfemoral access...
November 8, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123486/are-we-reaching-the-limits-of-homo-sapiens
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Adrien Marck, Juliana Antero, Geoffroy Berthelot, Guillaume Saulière, Jean-Marc Jancovici, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Gilles Boeuf, Michael Spedding, Éric Le Bourg, Jean-François Toussaint
Echoing scientific and industrial progress, the Twentieth century was an unprecedented period of improvement for human capabilities and performances, with a significant increase in lifespan, adult height, and maximal physiological performance. Analyses of historical data show a major slow down occurring in the most recent years. This triggered large and passionate debates in the academic scene within multiple disciplines; as such an observation could be interpreted as our upper biological limits. Such a new phase of human history may be related to structural and functional limits determined by long term evolutionary constraints, and the interaction between complex systems and their environment...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123465/autoimmunity-as-a-driving-force-of-cognitive-evolution
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Serge Nataf
In the last decades, increasingly robust experimental approaches have formally demonstrated that autoimmunity is a physiological process involved in a large range of functions including cognition. On this basis, the recently enunciated "brain superautoantigens" theory proposes that autoimmunity has been a driving force of cognitive evolution. It is notably suggested that the immune and nervous systems have somehow co-evolved and exerted a mutual selection pressure benefiting to both systems. In this two-way process, the evolutionary-determined emergence of neurons expressing specific immunogenic antigens (brain superautoantigens) has exerted a selection pressure on immune genes shaping the T-cell repertoire...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123202/potential-damaging-mutation-in-lrp5-from-genome-sequencing-of-the-first-reported-chimpanzee-with-the-chiari-malformation
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Manuel Solis-Moruno, Marc de Manuel, Jessica Hernandez-Rodriguez, Claudia Fontsere, Alba Gomara-Castaño, Cristina Valsera-Naranjo, Dietmar Crailsheim, Arcadi Navarro, Miquel Llorente, Laura Riera, Olga Feliu-Olleta, Tomas Marques-Bonet
The genus Pan is the closest related to humans (Homo sapiens) and it includes two species: Pan troglodytes (chimpanzees) and Pan paniscus (bonobos). Different characteristics, some of biomedical aspect, separate them from us. For instance, some common human medical conditions are rare in chimpanzees (menopause, Alzheimer disease) although it is unclear to which extent longevity plays an active role in these differences. However, both humans and chimpanzees present similar pathologies, thus, understanding traits in chimpanzees can help unravel the molecular basis of human conditions...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118948/transcatheter-heart-valve-in-valve-implantation-with-edwards-sapien-bioprosthetic-valve-for-different-degenerated-bioprosthetic-valve-positions-first-iranian-viv-report-with-mid-term-follow-up
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Ali Mohammad Haji Zeinali, Kyomars Abbasi, Mohammad Saheb Jam, Shahrooz Yazdani, Seyedeh Hamideh Mortazavi
Introduction: After early successful experience with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), concept of transcatheter implantation of a new valve within a failing bioprosthetic valve emerged. Valve-in-valve (ViV) implantation seems to be a simpler option for high risk surgical patients. Methods: We performed five ViV procedures in different valve positions. We included patients with failing bioprosthetic valves with high surgical risk due to concomitant comorbidities. We performed 2 transapical ViV procedures for failing mitral bioprosthetic valves, 1 transfemoral procedure for failing pulmonary valve and 2 transfemoral ViV implantation for failing tricuspid bioprosthetic valves...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118673/mir-20a-5p-represses-the-multi-drug-resistance-of-osteosarcoma-by-targeting-the-sdc2-gene
#15
Fangfang Zhao, Youguang Pu, Mingda Cui, Haiyan Wang, Shanbao Cai
Background: As one of the hallmarks of cancer, chemoresistance hinders curative cancer chemotherapy in osteosarcoma (OS). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) act as key regulators of gene expression in diverse biological processes including the multi-chemoresistance of cancers. Methods: Based on the CCK8 experiments, we performed an RNA-seq-based miR-omic analysis of osteosarcoma (OS) cells (a multi-chemosensitive OS cell line G-292 and a multi-chemoresistant OS cell line SJSA-1) to detect the levels of miR-20a-5p...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118326/incidence-predictors-and-outcome-of-prosthesis-patient-mismatch-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yan-Biao Liao, Yi-Jian Li, Li Jun-Li, Zhen-Gang Zhao, Xin Wei, Jiay-Yu Tsauo, Tian-Yuan Xiong, Yuan-Ning Xu, Yuan Feng, Mao Chen
The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence, predictors and outcome of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). A total of 30 articles incorporating 4,691 patients were identified. The pooled incidences of overall, moderate and severe PPM following TAVR were 33.0%, 25.0% and 11.0% respectively. Medtronic CoreValve (MCV) had lower incidence of overall (32% vs: 40%, P < 0.0001) and moderate (23% vs 32%, P < 0.0001) than Edwards Sapien (ESV)...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111970/complementation-of-a-metk-deficient-e-coli-strain-with-heterologous-adomet-synthetase-genes
#17
Gwenn G Parungao, Mojun Zhao, Qinzhe Wang, Stephen P Zano, Ronald E Viola, Robert M Blumenthal
S-adenosyl-l-methionine (AdoMet) is an essential metabolite, playing a wide variety of metabolic roles. The enzyme that produces AdoMet from l-methionine and ATP (methionine adenosyltransferase, MAT) is thus an attractive target for anti-cancer and antimicrobial agents. It would be very useful to have a system that allows rapid identification of species-specific inhibitors of this essential enzyme. A previously generated E. coli strain, lacking MAT (∆metK) but containing a heterologous AdoMet transporter, was successfully complemented with heterologous metK genes from several bacterial pathogens, as well as with MAT genes from a fungal pathogen and Homo sapiens...
November 7, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105964/simultaneous-transcatheter-transfemoral-aortic-and-transeptal-mitral-valve-replacement-using-edward-sapien-s3
#18
Zaher Fanari, Hadi Mahmaljy, Shalish Nandish, Nilesh J Goswami
Patients with concomitant severe aortic stenosis (AS) and severe mitral stenosis (MS) with mitral annular calcification (MAC) constitute an elderly high-risk population with multiple baseline comorbidities that coexist even before they develop severe valvular dysfunction. Transcatheter mitral valve replacements (TMVR) offer an alternative option for high-risk patient with severe MS with MAC. A simultaneous transfemoral Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transseptal TMVR is feasible and offers the least invasive approach of management...
November 6, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105689/-feasibility-and-safety-of-right-subclavian-access-for-edwards-sapien-3-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#19
Alessandro Iadanza, Marco Solari, Enrico Tucci, Carlo Pierli
Despite the technical advancements in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), this procedure in patients with peripheral artery disease remains challenging and requires a patient-tailored management by the Heart Team. In-depth assessment of the patient's vascular anatomy is of utmost importance for the management of TAVI procedures with the aim to use the less invasive approach according to the specific patient characteristics. The trans-subclavian approach should be the preferred option in patients with femoral arterial disease undergoing TAVI; however, self-expandable valves have potential limitations, as in case of ascending aorta dilation and high implantation...
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103606/comparison-of-1-year-survival-and-frequency-of-paravalvular-leakage-using-the-sapien-3-versus-the-sapien-xt-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-aortic-stenosis
#20
Alexander Meyer, Axel Unbehaun, Mohanad Hamandi, Simon H Sündermann, Semih Buz, Christoph Klein, Christof Stamm, Volkmar Falk, Jörg Kempfert
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation shortcomings such as relevant paravalvular leakage (PVL) have been shown to negatively impact survival. The Sapien 3 prosthesis has added features to address these problems. We compared the functional performance of the Sapien 3 (S3) and its predecessor Sapien XT (XT), with a particular focus on PVL. We analyzed 601 patients presenting with severe native aortic valve stenosis treated with either Sapien XT (n = 405, 2011 to 2014, mean STS-PROM [Society of Thoracic Surgeons predicted risk of mortality] 11...
October 9, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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