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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655201/unplanned-reoperation-after-craniotomy-for-tumor-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-analysis
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Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock, Sandra C Yan, Vamsi Chavakula, William B Gormley, Timothy R Smith, Elizabeth B Claus, Ian F Dunn
BACKGROUND: Reoperation has been increasingly utilized as a metric evaluating quality of care. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the rate of, reasons for, and predictors of unplanned reoperation after craniotomy for tumor in a nationally accrued population. METHODS: Patients who underwent cranial tumor resection were extracted from the prospective National Surgical Quality Improvement Program registry (2012-2014). Multivariate logistic regression examined predictors of unplanned cranial reoperation...
June 26, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655168/bmp4-uses-several-different-effector-pathways-to-regulate-proliferation-and-differentiation-in-the-epithelial-and-mesenchymal-tissue-compartments-of-the-developing-mouse-ureter
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Tamrat M Mamo, Anna B Wittern, Marc-Jens Kleppa, Tobias Bohnenpoll, Anna-Carina Weiss, Andreas Kispert
Heterozygous loss of Bmp4 results both in humans and mice in severe malformation of the urinary tract. These defects have at least partially been attributed to loss of expression of Bmp4 in the ureteric mesenchyme, yet the cellular and molecular function of this signal as well as its effector pathways in this tissue have remained incompletely resolved. Here, we show that mice with a conditional deletion of Bmp4 in the ureteric mesenchyme exhibited hydroureter and hydronephrosis at newborn stages due to functional and physical ureter obstruction...
June 26, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655167/identification-of-transcript-regulatory-patterns-in-cell-differentiation
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Arief Gusnanto, John Paul Gosling, Christopher Pope
Motivation: Studying transcript regulatory patterns in cell differentiation is critical in understanding its complex nature of the formation and function of different cell types. This is done usually by measuring gene expression at different stages of the cell differentiation. However, if the gene expression data available are only from the mature cells, we have some challenges in identifying transcript regulatory patterns that govern the cell differentiation. Results: We propose to exploit the information of the lineage of cell differentiation in terms of correlation structure between cell types...
June 24, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655161/dysfunction-of-pla2g6-and-cyp2c44-associated-network-signals-imminent-carcinogenesis-from-chronic-inflammation-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Meiyi Li, Chen Li, Wei-Xin Liu, Conghui Liu, Jingru Cui, Qingrun Li, Hong Ni, Yingcheng Yang, Chaochao Wu, Chunlei Chen, Xing Zhen, Tao Zeng, Mujun Zhao, Lei Chen, Jiarui Wu, Rong Zeng, Luonan Chen
Little is known about how chronic inflammation contributes to the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), especially the initiation of cancer. To uncover the critical transition from chronic inflammation to HCC and the molecular mechanisms at a network level, we analyzed the time-series proteomic data of woodchuck hepatitis virus/c-myc mice and age-matched wt-C57BL/6 mice using our dynamical network biomarker (DNB) model. DNB analysis indicated that the 5th month after birth of transgenic mice was the critical period of cancer initiation, just before the critical transition, which is consistent with clinical symptoms...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655153/the-ksea-app-a-web-based-tool-for-kinase-activity-inference-from-quantitative-phosphoproteomics
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Danica D Wiredja, Mehmet Koyutürk, Mark R Chance
Summary: Computational characterization of differential kinase activity from phosphoproteomics datasets is critical for correctly inferring cellular circuitry and how signaling cascades are altered in drug treatment and/or disease. Kinase-Substrate Enrichment Analysis (KSEA) offers a powerful approach to estimating changes in a kinase's activity based on the collective phosphorylation changes of its identified substrates. However, KSEA has been limited to programmers who are able to implement the algorithms...
June 26, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655146/ginseng-saponin-rb1-enhances-hematopoietic-function-and-dendritic-cells-differentiation
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Li Zhang, Hui Feng, Yibo He, Jinfang Zhao, Yimin Chen, Yonglin Liu
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June 24, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655121/high-grade-poorly-differentiated-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-breast-with-low-oncotype-dx-recurrence-score-a%C3%A2-case%C3%A2-report
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Carlos A Munoz-Zuluaga, Sandy Kotiah, Kimberley D Studeman
Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast (NECB) is a rare malignant tumor with controversial biological behavior and a lack of data guiding treatment decisions due to its scarcity. Cancer gene-expression profiling tests provide a better indication of clinical prognosis and help determine the best clinical management versus the traditional clinical and pathological parameters. This is a report of a NECB with a genetic assay that showed a low-risk tumor despite high-grade and poorly differentiated histopathological features...
June 23, 2017: Breast Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655099/-mononuclear-cells-of-umbilical-cord-blood-differentiation-to-granulocyte-cell-in-vitro
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L Chen, X Y Xie, J Q Nie, D L Chen, A P Huang, F Fang, M Y Qu, X Nan, L J He, Z Fan, W Yue, X T Pei
Objective: To explore an optimal method for granulocyte cell production from umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells. Methods: Erythrocytes were precipitated by hydroxyethyl starch. Mononuclear cells were isolated through Ficoll density gradient centrifugation. Different media, additives and cultivation model were chosen for granulocyte induction. Cell morphology was observed by microscopy, and cell phenotype was detected by flow cytometry. The CD18 expression of granulocytes was tested by immunofluorescence assay, and phagocytosis test was executed as well...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655097/-efficacy-of-combination-of-atra-ato-and-anthracyclines-induction-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
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R J Ma, Z M Zhu, X L Yuan, L Jiang, S W Yang, J Yang, J M Guo, L Zhang, P C Lei, Z Wang, Y Z Zang, Y Q Chen, T B Wang, D Kong, K Sun, Y Zhang
Objective: To explore the efficacies of regimens of three-drug induction therapy (ATRA+ATO+anthracyclines) versus two-drug induction therapy (ATRA+ATO) in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Methods: Of 184 patients diagnosed with APL from January 2009 to March 2016, 58 patients underwent three-drug induction therapy, while the rest were treated with two-drug induction therapy. Three-drug induction therapy was of ATRA (20 mg·m(-2)·d(-1), d(1-28)) + ATO (0.16 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1), d(1-28)) + Idarubicin (8 mg·m(-2)·d(-1), d(3-5)) /daunorubicin (40 mg·m(-2)·d(-1), d(3-5)) , while two-drug induction therapy ATRA+ATO with the same doses and methods as above...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655046/acoustic-and-perceptual-consequences-of-speech-cues-for-children-with-dysarthria
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Erika S Levy, Younghwa M Chang, Joséphine A Ancelle, Megan J McAuliffe
Purpose: Reductions in articulatory working space and vocal intensity have been linked to intelligibility deficits in children with dysarthria due to cerebral palsy. However, few studies have examined the outcomes of behavioral treatments aimed at these underlying impairments or investigated which treatment cues might best facilitate improved intelligibility. This study assessed the effects of cues targeting clear speech (i.e., "Speak with your big mouth") and greater vocal intensity (i...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654985/transcriptomic-profiling-of-posterior-polymorphous-corneal-dystrophy
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Doug D Chung, Ricardo F Frausto, Benjamin R Lin, Evelyn M Hanser, Zack Cohen, Anthony J Aldave
Purpose: To investigate the molecular basis of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) by examining the PPCD transcriptome and the effect of decreased ZEB1 expression on corneal endothelial cell (CEnC) gene expression. Methods: Next-generation RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) analyses of corneal endothelium from two PPCD-affected individuals (one with PPCD3 and one of unknown genetic cause) compared with two age-matched controls, and primary human CEnC (pHCEnC) transfected with siRNA-mediated ZEB1 knockdown...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654963/visualizing-fmri-bold-responses-to-diverse-naturalistic-scenes-using-retinotopic-projection
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Karl Zipser
To view brain activity in register with visual stimuli, a technique here referred to as "retinotopic projection," which translates functional measurements into retinotopic space, is employed. Retinotopic projection is here first applied to a previously acquired fMRI dataset in which a large set of grayscale photos of real scenes were presented to three subjects. A simple model of local contrast integration accounts for much of the data in early visual areas (V1 and V2). However, consistent discrepancies were discovered: Human faces tend to evoke stronger responses relative to other scene elements than predicted by the model, whereas periodic patterns evoke weaker responses than predicted by the model...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654944/perceptually-salient-sound-distortions-and-apraxia-of-speech-a-performance-continuum
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Katarina L Haley, Adam Jacks, Jessica D Richardson, Julie L Wambaugh
Purpose: We sought to characterize articulatory distortions in apraxia of speech and aphasia with phonemic paraphasia and to evaluate the diagnostic validity of error frequency of distortion and distorted substitution in differentiating between these disorders. Method: Study participants were 66 people with speech sound production difficulties after left-hemisphere stroke or trauma. They were divided into 2 groups on the basis of word syllable duration, which served as an external criterion for speaking rate in multisyllabic words and an index of likely speech diagnosis...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654943/the-nature-of-error-consistency-in-individuals-with-acquired-apraxia-of-speech-and-aphasia
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Lauren Bislick, Malcolm McNeil, Kristie A Spencer, Kathryn Yorkston, Diane L Kendall
Purpose: The primary characteristics used to define acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) have evolved to better reflect a disorder of motor planning/programming. However, there is debate regarding the feature of relatively consistent error location and type. Method: Ten individuals with acquired AOS and aphasia and 11 individuals with aphasia without AOS participated in this study. In the context of a 2-group experimental design, error consistency was examined via 5 repetitions of 30 multisyllabic words...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654937/handheld-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-eyelid-margin-and-conjunctival-tumors
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Elisa Cinotti, Aurélie Singer, Bruno Labeille, Damien Grivet, Pietro Rubegni, Catherine Douchet, Frédéric Cambazard, Gilles Thuret, Philippe Gain, Jean Luc Perrot
Importance: The clinical diagnosis of conjunctival and eyelid margin tumors is challenging, and new noninvasive imaging techniques could be valuable in this field. Objective: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of handheld in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (IVCM) for the diagnosis of eyelid margin and conjunctival tumors. Design: A prospective observational study was conducted at University Hospital of Saint-Etienne from January 2, 2011, to December 31, 2016 (inclusion of patients until December 31, 2015, and follow-up until December 31, 2016)...
June 22, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654929/temperature-effects-on-life-history-traits-of-two-sympatric-branchiopods-from-an-ephemeral-wetland
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Wan-Ping Huang, Lien-Siang Chou
Temperature effects on organisms are of multiple scientific interests, such as for their life history performance and for the study of evolutionary strategies. We have cultured two sympatric branchiopod species from an ephemeral pond in northern Taiwan, Branchinella kugenumaensis and Eulimnadia braueriana, and compared their hatching rate, maturation time, sex ratio, growth of body length, survivorship, clutch size, net reproductive rate R0, generation time TG, and intrinsic rate of natural increase r in relation to temperature (15, 20, 25 and 30°C)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654918/serum-human-beta-defensin-2-is-a-possible-biomarker-for-monitoring-response-to-jak-inhibitor-in-psoriasis-patients
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Tingting Jin, Ziwen Sun, Xixue Chen, Yun Wang, Ruoyu Li, Suzhen Ji, Yi Zhao
AIMS: To analyse the correlation between serum human beta-defensin-2 (hBD-2) levels and response to JAK inhibitor in psoriasis. METHODS: We evaluated the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) and serum hBD-2 levels of 18 psoriasis patients randomized to receive placebo or tofacitinib 5 or 10 mg b.i.d. at baseline, week 8, and week 16. Serum hBD-2 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). RESULTS: The PASI achieved a dramatic reduction after tofacitinib 5 or 10 mg b...
June 28, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654912/identification-of-dysregulated-long-non-coding-rnas-micrornas-mrnas-in-tnm-i-stage-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Ziqiang Tian, Shiwang Wen, Yuefeng Zhang, Xinqiang Shi, Yonggang Zhu, Yanzhao Xu, Huilai Lv, Guiying Wang
Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is the primary subtype in lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. This study aimed to investigate the aberrant expression profiling of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) in TNM I stage (stage I) LUAD. The lncRNA/mRNA/miRNA expression profiling of stage I LUAD and adjacent non-tumor tissues from 4 patients were measured by RNA-sequencing. Total of 175 differentially expressed lncRNAs (DELs), 1321 differentially expressed mRNAs (DEMs) and 94 differentially expressed microRNAs (DEMIs) were identified in stage I LUAD...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654900/specific-microrna-library-of-ifn-%C3%AF-on-bovine-endometrial-epithelial-cells
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Haichong Wu, Tao Zhang, Xiaofei Ma, Kangfeng Jiang, Gan Zhao, Changwei Qiu, Ganzhen Deng
IFN-τ is specifically secreted by the conceptus in ruminants during early pregnancy, and it plays a vital role in the immunological function of pregnancy. However, its mechanism involving microRNA (miRNA) is still not well understood. Deep sequencing was used to explore the specific miRNA library of IFN-τ on bovine endometrial epithelial cells (bEECs). The results showed that 574 known bovine miRNAs and 109 novel miRNAs were identified. We found 74 differentially expressed miRNAs, including 30 commonly expressed miRNAs in the experiment...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654896/epigenetic-regulation-during-the-differentiation-of-stem-cells-to-germ-cells
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Yuan-Chao Sun, Yong-Yong Wang, Wei Ge, Shun-Feng Cheng, Paul W Dyce, Wei Shen
Gametogenesis is an essential process to ensure the transfer of genetic information from one generation to the next. It also provides a mechanism by which genetic evolution can take place. Although the genome of primordial germ cells (PGCs) is exactly the same with somatic cells within an organism, there are significant differences between their developments. For example, PGCs eventually undergo meiosis to become functional haploid gametes, and prior to that they undergo epigenetic imprinting which greatly alter their genetic regulation...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
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