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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429714/pif1-family-dna-helicases-suppress-r-loop-mediated-genome-instability-at-trna-genes
#1
Phong Lan Thao Tran, Thomas J Pohl, Chi-Fu Chen, Angela Chan, Sebastian Pott, Virginia A Zakian
Saccharomyces cerevisiae encodes two Pif1 family DNA helicases, Pif1 and Rrm3. Rrm3 promotes DNA replication past stable protein complexes at tRNA genes (tDNAs). We identify a new role for the Pif1 helicase: promotion of replication and suppression of DNA damage at tDNAs. Pif1 binds multiple tDNAs, and this binding is higher in rrm3Δ cells. Accumulation of replication intermediates and DNA damage at tDNAs is higher in pif1Δ rrm3Δ than in rrm3Δ cells. DNA damage at tDNAs in the absence of these helicases is suppressed by destabilizing R-loops while Pif1 and Rrm3 binding to tDNAs is increased upon R-loop stabilization...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427852/circumferential-pulmonary-vein-isolation-with-second-generation-multipolar-catheter-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-or-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-procedural-and-one-year-follow-up-results
#2
Stefan G Spitzer, Patrick Leitz, Anke Langbein, Laszlo Karolyi, Frank Scharfe, Thomas Weinmann, Carola Rämmler, Christian Pott, Gerold Mönnig, Lars Eckardt
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of procedural and follow-up data on pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with the second-generation pulmonary vein ablation catheter® (PVAC Gold) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). This study provides data on PVI procedures and 1-year follow-up results with PVAC Gold in patients with AF treated in clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three hundred and eighty four patients with documented symptomatic paroxysmal (n=198) or persistent (n=186) AF were included in a non-randomized prospectively designed database...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416603/high-throughput-immunogenetics-for-clinical-and-research-applications-in-immunohematology-potential-and-challenges
#3
Anton W Langerak, Monika Brüggemann, Frédéric Davi, Nikos Darzentas, Jacques J M van Dongen, David Gonzalez, Gianni Cazzaniga, Véronique Giudicelli, Marie-Paule Lefranc, Mathieu Giraud, Elizabeth A Macintyre, Michael Hummel, Christiane Pott, Patricia J T A Groenen, Kostas Stamatopoulos
Analysis and interpretation of Ig and TCR gene rearrangements in the conventional, low-throughput way have their limitations in terms of resolution, coverage, and biases. With the advent of high-throughput, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, a deeper analysis of Ig and/or TCR (IG/TR) gene rearrangements is now within reach, which impacts on all main applications of IG/TR immunogenetic analysis. To bridge the generation gap from low- to high-throughput analysis, the EuroClonality-NGS Consortium has been formed, with the main objectives to develop, standardize, and validate the entire workflow of IG/TR NGS assays for 1) clonality assessment, 2) minimal residual disease detection, and 3) repertoire analysis...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415364/interfacial-adsorption-in-two-dimensional-pure-and-random-bond-potts-models
#4
Nikolaos G Fytas, Panagiotis E Theodorakis, Anastasios Malakis
We use Monte Carlo simulations to study the finite-size scaling behavior of the interfacial adsorption of the two-dimensional square-lattice q-states Potts model. We consider the pure and random-bond versions of the Potts model for q=3,4,5,8, and 10, thus probing the interfacial properties at the originally continuous, weak, and strong first-order phase transitions. For the pure systems our results support the early scaling predictions for the size dependence of the interfacial adsorption at both first- and second-order phase transitions...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415314/cell-alignment-patterns-in-the-collective-migration-of-cells-with-polarized-adhesion
#5
Katsuyoshi Matsushita
Dictyostelium discoideum (Dd) utilizes inhomogeneities in the distribution of cell-cell adhesion molecules on cell membranes for collective cell migration. A simple example of an inhomogeneity is a front-side (leading-edge) polarization in the distribution at the early streaming stage. Experiments have shown that the polarized cell-cell adhesion induces side-by-side contact between cells [Beug et al., Nature (London) 274, 445 (1978)NATUAS0028-083610.1038/274445a0]. This result is counterintuitive, as one would expect cells to align front to front in contact with each other on the basis of front-side polarization...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415242/renormalization-group-theory-for-cooling-first-order-phase-transitions-in-potts-models
#6
Ning Liang, Fan Zhong
We develop a dynamic field-theoretic renormalization-group (RG) theory for cooling first-order phase transitions in the Potts model. It is suggested that the well-known imaginary fixed points of the q-state Potts model for q>10/3 in the RG theory are the origin of the dynamic scaling found recently from numerical simulations, apart from logarithmic corrections. This indicates that the real and imaginary fixed points of the Potts model are both physical and control the scalings of the continuous and discontinuous phase transitions, respectively, of the model...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414406/residency-training-in-family-medicine-a-history-of-innovation-and-program-support
#7
Peter J Carek, Tanya Anim, Colleen Conry, Sam Cullison, Stan Kozakowski, Dan Ostergaard, Stacy Potts, Perry A Pugno
Residency programs have been integral to the development, expansion and progression of family medicine as a discipline. Three reports formed the foundation for graduate medical education in family medicine: Meeting the Challenge of Family Practice, The Graduate Education of Physicians, and Health is a Community Affair. In addition, the original core concepts of comprehensiveness, coordination, continuity, and patient centeredness continue to serve as the foundation for residency training in family medicine...
April 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409551/musculoskeletal-tuberculosis
#8
Michael K Leonard, Henry M Blumberg
Musculoskeletal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for approximately 10% of all extrapulmonary TB cases in the United States and is the third most common site of extrapulmonary TB after pleural and lymphatic disease. Vertebral involvement (tuberculous spondylitis, or Pott's disease) is the most common type of skeletal TB, accounting for about half of all cases of musculoskeletal TB. The presentation of musculoskeletal TB may be insidious over a long period and the diagnosis may be elusive and delayed, as TB may not be the initial consideration in the differential diagnosis...
April 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409191/the-summit-for-cancer-immunotherapy-summit4ci-june-26-29-2016-halifax-canada
#9
Maartje C A Wouters, Céline M Laumont, Branson Chen, Seong Jun Han, Kathy Matuszewska, Kyle Potts, Jeanette E Boudreau, Connie M Krawczyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405999/near-fatal-poisoning-by-isoniazid-and-rifampicin
#10
Arun Agarwal, Samiksha Sharma, Ritu Bansal, Meghraj Meena, Mala Airun
Since six decades, Isoniazid and Rifampicin are used as first line drugs for treatment of tuberculosis. The minimum acute lethal or toxic dose of Rifampicin is not well established. However, non-fatal acute overdoses in adults have been reported with doses ranging from 9 to 12 gm and fatal acute overdoses with doses ranging from 14 to 60 gm. Isoniazid, if acutely ingested, even 1.5 to 2 gram may cause toxicity in adults. We report a case of Pott's spine on ATT, who took massive overdose of Rifampicin (>18 gm) and Isoniazid (>12 gm) and reported late (almost 36 hours) after ingestion...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405786/maternal-responsiveness-as-a-predictor-of-self-regulation-development-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-symptoms-across-preschool-ages
#11
Ursula Pauli-Pott, Susan Schloß, Katja Becker
Preschool-age "hot" executive function capacity (i.e. reward-related effortful control) represents an early kind of self-regulation that is involved in social adjustment development as well as the development of subtypes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Early self-regulation development might be malleable by responsive parenting. We analyzed whether maternal responsiveness/sensitivity predicts reward-related control (RRC) development within the preschool period, and whether RRC mediates a negative link between maternal responsiveness and ADHD symptoms...
April 12, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405074/pott-puffy-tumor
#12
Pranav Sharma, Salil Sharma, Nishant Gupta, Puneet Kochar, Yogesh Kumar
Pott puffy tumor is osteomyelitis of the frontal bone with associated subperiosteal abscess causing swelling and edema over the forehead and scalp. It is a complication of frontal sinusitis or trauma. We present the case of an 8-year-old girl with frontal swelling. Imaging evaluation showed frontal osteomyelitis as a complication of frontal sinusitis with associated epidural and subperiosteal abscess. The patient was treated surgically and recovered well. This case highlights the need for high clinical suspicion and early diagnosis and management to prevent life-threatening complications...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404197/mercaptopurine-versus-placebo-to-prevent-recurrence-of-crohn-s-disease-after-surgical-resection-toppic-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
#13
Craig Mowat, Ian Arnott, Aiden Cahill, Malcolm Smith, Tariq Ahmad, Sreedhar Subramanian, Simon Travis, John Morris, John Hamlin, Anjan Dhar, Chuka Nwokolo, Cathryn Edwards, Tom Creed, Stuart Bloom, Mohamed Yousif, Linzi Thomas, Simon Campbell, Stephen J Lewis, Shaji Sebastian, Sandip Sen, Simon Lal, Chris Hawkey, Charles Murray, Fraser Cummings, Jason Goh, James O Lindsay, Naila Arebi, Lindsay Potts, Aileen J McKinley, John M Thomson, John A Todd, Mhairi Collie, Malcolm G Dunlop, Ashley Mowat, Daniel R Gaya, Jack Winter, Graham D Naismith, Holly Ennis, Catriona Keerie, Steff Lewis, Robin J Prescott, Nicholas A Kennedy, Jack Satsangi
BACKGROUND: Up to 60% of patients with Crohn's disease need intestinal resection within the first 10 years of diagnosis, and postoperative recurrence is common. We investigated whether mercaptopurine can prevent or delay postoperative clinical recurrence of Crohn's disease. METHODS: We did a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial at 29 UK secondary and tertiary hospitals of patients (aged >16 years in Scotland or >18 years in England and Wales) who had a confirmed diagnosis of Crohn's disease and had undergone intestinal resection...
December 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398257/the-life-course-implications-of-ready-to-use-therapeutic-food-for-children-in-low-income-countries
#14
Alessandra N Bazzano, Kaitlin S Potts, Lydia A Bazzano, John B Mason
The development of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) for the treatment of uncomplicated cases of severe acute malnutrition in young children from 6 months to 5 years old has greatly improved survival through the ability to treat large numbers of malnourished children in the community setting rather than at health facilities during emergencies. This success has led to a surge in demand for RUTF in low income countries that are frequently food insecure due to environmental factors such as cyclical drought...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394358/mage-trim28-complex-promotes-the-warburg-effect-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression-by-targeting-fbp1-for-degradation
#15
X Jin, Y Pan, L Wang, L Zhang, R Ravichandran, P R Potts, J Jiang, H Wu, H Huang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading cause of cancer death in the world. Fructose-1,6-biphosphatase (FBP1), a rate-limiting enzyme in gluconeogenesis, has been identified recently as a tumor suppressor in HCC and other cancer types. In this study, we demonstrated that the tripartite motif-containing protein 28 (TRIM28) binds directly to and promotes FBP1 for ubiquitination and degradation. MAGE-A3 and MAGE-C2, which are known to be overexpressed in HCC, can enhance TRIM28-dependent degradation of FBP1 by forming ubiquitin ligase complexes with TRIM28...
April 10, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392458/anti-inflammatory-antimycobacterial-and-genotoxic-evaluation-of-doliocarpus-dentatus
#16
Raissa Borges Ishikawa, Maicon Matos Leitão, Roberto Mikio Kassuya, Luis Fernando Macorini, Flora Martinez Figueira Moreira, Claudia Andrea Lima Cardoso, Roberta Gomes Coelho, Arnildo Pott, Guilherme Martins Gelfuso, Julio Croda, Rodrigo Juliano Oliveira, Candida Aparecida Leite Kassuya
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Doliocarpus dentatus is a medicinal plant widely used in Mato Grosso do Sul State for removing the swelling pain caused by the inflammation process and for treating urine retention. AIM OF THE STUDY: The genotoxic aspects and the anti-inflammatory and antimycobacterial activity of the ethanolic extract obtained from the leaves of D. dentatus (EEDd) were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The EEDd was evaluated against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the compound composition was evaluated and identified by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391293/genomic-scans-across-three-eucalypts-suggest-that-adaptation-to-aridity-is-a-genome-wide-phenomenon
#17
Dorothy A Steane, Brad M Potts, Elizabeth H McLean, Lesley Collins, Barbara R Holland, Suzanne M Prober, William D Stock, René E Vaillancourt, Margaret Byrne
Widespread species spanning strong environmental (e.g., climatic) gradients frequently display morphological and physiological adaptations to local conditions. Some adaptations are common to different species that occupy similar environments. However, the genomic architecture underlying such convergent traits may not be the same between species. Using genomic data from previous studies of three widespread eucalypt species that grow along rainfall gradients in southern Australia, our probabilistic approach provides evidence that adaptation to aridity is a genome-wide phenomenon, likely to involve multiple and diverse genes, gene families and regulatory regions that affect a multitude of complex genetic and biochemical processes...
February 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388891/eobowenia-gen-nov-from-the-early-cretaceous-of-patagonia-indication-for-an-early-divergence-of-bowenia
#18
Mario Coiro, Christian Pott
BACKGROUND: Even if they are considered the quintessential "living fossils", the fossil record of the extant genera of the Cycadales is quite poor, and only extends as far back as the Cenozoic. This lack of data represents a huge hindrance for the reconstruction of the recent history of this important group. Among extant genera, Bowenia (or cuticles resembling those of extant Bowenia) has been recorded in sediments from the Late Cretaceous and the Eocene of Australia, but its phylogenetic placement and the inference from molecular dating still imply a long ghost lineage for this genus...
April 7, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382316/connecting-markov-random-fields-and-active-contour-models-application-to-gland-segmentation-and-classification
#19
Jun Xu, James P Monaco, Rachel Sparks, Anant Madabhushi
We introduce a Markov random field (MRF)-driven region-based active contour model (MaRACel) for histological image segmentation. This Bayesian segmentation method combines a region-based active contour (RAC) with an MRF. State-of-the-art RAC models assume that every spatial location in the image is statistically independent, thereby ignoring valuable contextual information among spatial locations. To address this shortcoming, we incorporate an MRF prior into energy term of the RAC. This requires a formulation of the Markov prior consistent with the continuous variational framework characteristic of active contours; consequently, we introduce a continuous analog to the discrete Potts model...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380775/cut-off-based-dual-taper-reflectors-in-on-chip-hollow-waveguides
#20
Mohammad H Bitarafan, Clinton A Potts, Ray G DeCorby
We describe back-to-back (dual) tapers embedded within hollow Bragg waveguides clad by omnidirectional Si/SiO<sub>2</sub>-based mirrors, and fabricated using a thin film buckling approach. The back-reflection of light subject to mode cutoff in the narrowed tunnel section results in a short-pass transmission characteristic. Thus, the dual taper can act as a waveguide filter with the upper pass-band edge determined by the lithographically controlled height of the tunnel section. We also report preliminary results on the use of these dual tapers as in-plane reflectors (for operation in the cutoff regime), with potential to enable a novel class of open-access hollow-waveguide microcavities...
March 6, 2017: Optics Express
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