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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323614/a-chloroplast-retrograde-signal-3-phosphoadenosine-5-phosphate-acts-as-a-secondary-messenger-in-abscisic-acid-signaling-in-stomatal-closure-and-germination
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Wannarat Pornsiriwong, Gonzalo M Estavillo, Kai Xun Chan, Estee E Tee, Diep Ganguly, Peter A Crisp, Su Yin Phua, Chenchen Zhao, Jiaen Qiu, Jiyoung Park, Miing Tiem Yong, Nazia Nisar, Arun Kumar Yadav, Benjamin Schwessinger, John Rathjen, Christopher I Cazzonelli, Philippa B Wilson, Matthew Gilliham, Zhong-Hua Chen, Barry J Pogson
Organelle-nuclear retrograde signaling regulates gene expression, but its roles in specialized cells and integration with hormonal signaling remain enigmatic. Here we show that the SAL1-PAP (3'-phosphoadenosine 5'- phosphate) retrograde pathway interacts with abscisic acid (ABA) signaling to regulate stomatal closure and seed germination in Arabidopsis. Genetically or exogenously manipulating PAP bypasses the canonical signaling components ABA Insensitive 1 (ABI1) and Open Stomata 1 (OST1); priming an alternative pathway that restores ABA-responsive gene expression, ROS bursts, ion channel function, stomatal closure and drought tolerance in ost1-2...
March 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319403/deposition-of-a-cationic-fe-iii-spin-crossover-complex-on-au-111-impact-of-the-counter-ion
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Torben Jasper-Toennies, Manuel Gruber, Sujoy Karan, Hanne Jacob, Felix Tuczek, Richard Berndt
Spin-crossover molecules on metallic substrates have recently attracted considerable interest for their potential applications in molecular spintronics. Using scanning tunneling microscopy, we evidence the first successful deposition of a charged FeIII spin-crossover complex, [Fe(pap)2 ]+ (pap=N-2-pyridylmethylidene-2- hydroxyphenylaminato), on Au(111). Furthermore, the bulk form of the molecules is stabilized by a perchlorate counter ion, which depending on the deposition technique, may affect the quality of the deposition and the measurements...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316279/rivaroxaban-or-aspirin-for-extended-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism
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Jeffrey I Weitz, Anthonie W A Lensing, Martin H Prins, Rupert Bauersachs, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Henri Bounameaux, Timothy A Brighton, Alexander T Cohen, Bruce L Davidson, Hervé Decousus, Maria C S Freitas, Gerlind Holberg, Ajay K Kakkar, Lloyd Haskell, Bonno van Bellen, Akos F Pap, Scott D Berkowitz, Peter Verhamme, Philip S Wells, Paolo Prandoni
Background Although many patients with venous thromboembolism require extended treatment, it is uncertain whether it is better to use full- or lower-intensity anticoagulation therapy or aspirin. Methods In this randomized, double-blind, phase 3 study, we assigned 3396 patients with venous thromboembolism to receive either once-daily rivaroxaban (at doses of 20 mg or 10 mg) or 100 mg of aspirin. All the study patients had completed 6 to 12 months of anticoagulation therapy and were in equipoise regarding the need for continued anticoagulation...
March 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304400/evaluation-of-p16-ki-67-dual-stained-cytology-as-triage-test-for-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-positive-women
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Renée Mf Ebisch, Judith van der Horst, Meyke Hermsen, L Lucia Rijstenberg, Judith Em Vedder, Johan Bulten, Remko P Bosgraaf, Viola Mj Verhoef, Daniëlle Am Heideman, Peter Jf Snijders, Chris Jlm Meijer, Folkert J van Kemenade, Leon Fag Massuger, Willem Jg Melchers, Ruud Lm Bekkers, Albert G Siebers
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of p16/Ki-67 dual staining, for the identification of CIN in high-risk HPV-positive women from a non-responder screening cohort. P16/Ki-67 dual staining, Pap cytology, and HPV16/18 genotyping were performed on physician-taken liquid-based samples from 495 women who tested high-risk HPV positive on self-sampled material (PROHTECT-3B study). Different triage strategies involving p16/Ki-67 dual staining were evaluated for sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value for ≥CIN2 and ≥CIN3, and compared to Pap cytology with a threshold of atypical cells of undetermined significance...
March 17, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303660/brazilin-inhibits-prostatic-acidic-phosphatase-fibrillogenesis-and-reduces-its-cytotoxicity
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Ming Li, Xiaoyan Dong, Yang Liu, Yan Sun
The 39-amino acid peptide fragment derived from prostatic acidic phosphatase (PAP), PAP248-286, is secreted in large amount into human semen and form amyloid fibrils. The fibrils can capture HIV virions and increase the attachment of virions to target cells, so they are called semen-derived enhancer of virus infection (SEVI). Therefore, it is of significance to inhibit the formation of PAP248-286 amyloid fibrils. Herein, we have demonstrated that brazilin could effectively inhibit PAP248-286 aggregation. The inhibition effect increased with increasing brazilin concentration...
March 16, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301582/task-1-potassium-channel-is-not-critically-involved-in-mediating-hypoxic-pulmonary-vasoconstriction-of-murine-intra-pulmonary-arteries
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Ghulam Murtaza, Petra Mermer, Anna Goldenberg, Uwe Pfeil, Renate Paddenberg, Nobert Weissmann, Guenter Lochnit, Wolfgang Kummer
The two-pore domain potassium channel KCNK3 (TASK-1) is expressed in rat and human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells. There, it is associated with hypoxia-induced signalling, and its dysfunction is linked to pathogenesis of human pulmonary hypertension. We here aimed to determine its role in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) in the mouse, and hence the suitability of this model for further mechanistic investigations, using appropriate inhibitors and TASK-1 knockout (KO) mice. RT-PCR revealed expression of TASK-1 mRNA in murine lungs and pre-acinar pulmonary arteries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301535/quantitative-assessment-of-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-pap-with-ultra-dose-ct-and-correlation-with-pulmonary-function-tests-pfts
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Xin Sui, Qianni Du, Kai-Feng Xu, Xinlun Tian, Lan Song, Xiao Wang, Xiaoli Xu, Zixing Wang, Yuyan Wang, Jun Gu, Wei Song, Zhengyu Jin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether ultra-low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) can be used for visual assessment of CT features in patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) and to evaluate the relationship between the quantitative analysis of the ultra-low-dose CT scans and the pulmonary function tests (PFTs). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (mean [SD] age, 44.47 [12.28] years; 29 males, 9 females) with PAP were enrolled and subjected to two scans each with low-dose CT (reference parameters: 120 kV and 50 mAs) and ultra-low-dose CT (reference parameters, 80 kV, 25 mAs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301226/false-negative-interpretation-of-adenocarcinoma-in-situ-in-the-college-of-american-pathologists-gynecologic-pap-education-program
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Chengquan Zhao, Barbara A Crothers, Z Laura Tabatabai, Zaibo Li, Mohiedean Ghofrani, Rhona J Souers, Mujtaba Husain, Fang Fan, Rulong Shen, Idris Tolgay Ocal, Christine N Booth, Kelly Goodrich, Donna Russell, Diane D Davey, College Of American Pathologists Cytopathology Committee
CONTEXT: - Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) is difficult to correctly interpret on Papanicolaou (Pap) cytology slides and false-negative interpretations of AIS can cause significant problems in daily practice. OBJECTIVE: - To investigate the false-negative interpretation rate of AIS and the factors related to false-negative interpretation through responses in an educational environment. DESIGN: - We retrospectively evaluated 11 337 responses in the PAP Education Program (PAP-Edu) from 173 AIS slides from 2011 to 2015...
March 16, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301035/comparison-among-the-efficacy-of-interventions-for-the-return-rate-to-receive-the-pap-test-report-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Camila Teixeira Moreira Vasconcelos, Ana Karina Bezerra Pinheiro, Ana Izabel Oliveira Nicolau, Thaís Marques Lima, Denise de Fátima Fernandes Barbosa
Objective: to test the effects of a behavioral, an educative and a comparative intervention on women's adherence to the return appointment to receive the pap test report. Methods: randomized controlled clinical trial at a Primary Health Care Service, involving three groups: EG (educative session and test demonstration), BG (recall ribbon) and standard intervention (card containing the return appointment - graphical reminder), called comparative group here (CG). To select the sample, the following was established: having started sexual activity and undergoing the pap smear during the study, resulting in 775 women...
March 2, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300047/knowledge-attitude-and-experience-of-cervical-cancer-and-screening-among-sub-saharan-african-female-students-in-a-uk-university
#10
Faith Sopuruchukwu Ogbonna
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is one of the major diseases that affect women of child bearing age. Its main cause is the human papilloma virus; although, other associated factors have been evidenced to increase its risk. Pap-smear screening and vaccination which has been shown to be successful in reducing the incidence and prevalence of the disease in developed countries, has been neglected in developing countries due to lack of knowledge, misconceptions, and cultural beliefs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving only female Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) students in a UK university setting...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294358/prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-among-chilean-women-from-2012-to-2016
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Nicolás Vergara, Gloria Espinoza, Monserrat Balanda, Andrea Quiero, Wilma Hidalgo, Héctor San Martín, Alejandro Ramírez, Eugenio Ramírez
Here we evaluated the prevalence of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in two groups of Chilean women. The first group consisted of 3,235 women aged 18-64 years attended in six primary care centres of Santiago. The second group consisted of 456 women 18-85 aged who consulted the Gynaecology Department of the Reference Hospital of Santiago. Samples were collected from October 2012 to February 2016. Cervical swabs were analyzed both HPV genotyping by PCR and Reverse Line Blot, and cervical cytology by Pap testing. Results showed a prevalence of 12...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293250/expression-of-a-human-prostatic-acid-phosphatase-pap-igm-fc-fusion-protein-in-plants-using-in-vitro-tissue-subculture
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Yang J Kang, Deuk-Su Kim, Soon-Chul Myung, Kisung Ko
In this study, prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP), which is overexpressed in human prostate cancer cells, was cloned to be fused to the IgM constant fragment (Fc) for enhancing immunogenicity and expressed in transgenic tobacco plants. Then, the transgenic plants were propagated by in vitro tissue subculture. Gene insertion and expression of the recombinant PAP-IgM Fc fusion protein were confirmed in each tested the first, second, and third subculture generations (SG1, SG2, and SG3, respectively). Transcription levels were constantly maintained in the SG1, SG2, and SG3 leaf section (top, middle, and base)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288498/-trauma-resilience-and-emotion-regulation
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Julia Holl, Isabel Pap, Jonna Südhof, Elisabeth Wolff, Katharina Staben, Sebastian Wolff, Anja Höcker, Philipp Hiller, Ingo Schäfer, Sven Barnow
Background: History of childhood abuse and neglect is considered to be a relevant risk factor for adult psychopathology. A functional emotion regulation (ER) can account for resilience despite of traumatic experiences in childhood. Materials & Methods: This study compares the habitual use of specific ER strategies among mentally healthy individuals with (n=61) and without (n=52) experience of childhood abuse and neglect by using the self-rating instrument Heidelberg Form for Emotion Regulation Strategies (H-FERST)...
February 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286720/public-awareness-and-knowledge-of-pap-smear-as-a-screening-test-for-cervical-cancer-among-saudi-population-in-riyadh-city
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Hassan Al Khudairi, Ahmed Abu-Zaid, Osama Alomar, Hany Salem
AIMS: To explore the public awareness, knowledge, and attitudes of Saudi women towards Pap smear as a screening test for cervical cancer. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study took place in four major secondary and tertiary healthcare hospitals located in the capital city Riyadh between January 2016 and June 2016. A self-administered, coded, close-ended survey was randomly distributed to 1000 non-single women attending the obstetrics/gynecology outpatient clinics or inpatient wards...
January 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285418/the-effect-of-education-on-the-early-diagnosis-of-breast-and-cervix-cancer-on-the-women-s-attitudes-and-behaviors-regarding-participating-in-screening-programs
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Semra Kocaöz, Hanife Özçelik, Melek Serpil Talas, Fulya Akkaya, Fatma Özkul, Ayla Kurtuluş, Fahriye Ünlü
The objective of this paper was to define the effect of education on the early diagnosis of breast and cervix cancer on the women's attitudes and behaviors regarding participating in Cancer Early Diagnosis, Screening and Training Centers-CEDSTC screening programs. This semi-experimental study was completed with 342 women. The data were collected with forms "Champion's Health Belief Model Scale Breast Cancer-HBMSBC" and "Health Belief Model Scale for Cervical Cancer and the Pap Smear Test-HBMSCCPST." When the women's health beliefs before and after 6 months of the education about the early diagnosis of breast and cervical cancers are considered, it is seen that the HBMSBC subscales health motivation, breast self-examination (BSE), and evasion to mammography (MMG) decreased and BSE self-efficacy and MMG benefit attitudes increased and HBMSCCPST subscales pap smear benefit attitudes increased and evasion to pap smear attitude decreased (p < 0...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284927/apneic-oxygenation-versus-low-tidal-volume-ventilation-in-anesthetized-cardiac-surgical-patients-a-prospective-single-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Laura Machan, Leonid Churilov, Raymond Hu, Philip Peyton, Chong Tan, Param Pillai, Louise Ellard, Ian Harley, David Story, Philip Hayward, George Matalanis, Nicholas Roubos, Sivendran Seevanayagam, Laurence Weinberg
OBJECTIVES: To compare the physiology of apneic oxygenation with low-tidal-volume (VT) ventilation during harvesting of the left internal mammary artery. DESIGN: Prospective, single-center, randomized trial. SETTING: Single-center teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 24 patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Apneic oxygenation (apneic group: 12 participants) and low-VT ventilation (low-VT group: 12 participants) (2...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284685/identifying-priorities-to-improve-paediatric-in-hospital-antimicrobial-use-by-cross-sectional-evaluation-of-prevalence-and-appropriateness-of-prescription
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Walter Alfredo Goycochea-Valdivia, Francisco Moreno-Ramos, José Ramón Paño-Pardo, Francisco Javier Aracil-Santos, Fernando Baquero-Artigao, Teresa Del Rosal-Rabes, María José Mellado-Peña, Luis Escosa-García
INTRODUCTION: Information about paediatric in-hospital antimicrobial usage and prescribing patterns to guide improvement strategies is scant. We aim to use an evaluation of the prevalence and appropriateness of antimicrobial prescription to identify antimicrobial stewardship priorities in children. METHODS: A cross-sectional point study was performed on hospitalised paediatric patients in a Spanish tertiary hospital, assessing the prevalence of antimicrobial prescription (PAP) and appropriateness of antimicrobial prescription (AAP)...
March 8, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284324/readdressing-the-entity-of-exercise-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Boris I Medarov, Sidharth Jogani, Johnathan Sun, Marc A Judson
Exercise pulmonary hypertension (EPH) indicates an abnormally elevated pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) during exercise. The physiological range of PAP during exercise remains poorly defined and, therefore, a universally accepted definition of EPH remains elusive. Nevertheless, previous data concerning the distribution of PAP in normal populations and more recent retrospective clinical data enhanced our ability to define EPH. EPH can impair exercise capacity and cause dyspnea. The underlying pathophysiology of the arterial form of EPH (EPAH) appears to be similar to that seen in resting pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and EPAH individuals are at risk of developing resting PAH...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283766/autoantibodies-to-types-i-and-iv-collagen-and-heart-valve-disease-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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José Pardos-Gea, Josefina Cortés-Hernández, Jesus Castro-Marrero, Eva Balada, José Ordi-Ros
Introduction/objectives autoantibodies to types I and IV collagen have been described in rheumatic fever and infective endocarditis. We tried to elucidate if an autoimmune response against collagens I and IV exists, associated with heart valve disease in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). A cohort of 172 patients with SLE (n = 79), primary APS (PAPS, n = 83), and secondary APS (n = 10) were assessed for valvulopathy by transthoracic echocardiograms. Autoantibodies to types I and IV collagen were assessed in patients and 50 controls, setting autoantibody positivity at two standard deviations above the mean antibody level of controls...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282430/inequity-of-healthcare-utilization-on-mammography-examination-and-pap-smear-screening-in-thailand-analysis-of-a-population-based-household-survey
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Sukanya Chongthawonsatid
Healthcare in Thailand is not equally distributed, and not all people can equally access healthcare resources even if they are covered by health insurance. To examine factors associated with the utilization of mammography examination for breast cancer and Pap smear screening for cervical cancer, data from the national reproductive health survey conducted by the National Statistical Office of Thailand in 2009 was examined. The survey was carried out on 15,074,126 women aged 30-59 years. The results showed that the wealthier respondents had more mammograms than did the lower-income groups...
2017: PloS One
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