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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102965/isotope-probing-of-the-udp-apiose-udp-xylose-synthase-reaction-evidence-of-a-mechanism-via-a-coupled-oxidation-and-aldol-cleavage
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Thomas Eixelsberger, Doroteja Horvat, Alexander Gutmann, Hansjörg Weber, Bernd Nidetzky
The C-branched sugar d-apiose (Api) is essential for plant cell-wall development. An enzyme-catalyzed decarboxylation/pyranoside ring-contraction reaction leads from UDP-α-d-glucuronic acid (UDP-GlcA) to the Api precursor UDP-α-d-apiose (UDP-Api). We examined the mechanism of UDP-Api/UDP-α-d-xylose synthase (UAXS) with site-selectively (2) H-labeled and deoxygenated substrates. The analogue UDP-2-deoxy-GlcA, which prevents C-2/C-3 aldol cleavage as the plausible initiating step of pyranoside-to-furanoside conversion, did not give the corresponding Api product...
January 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102925/the-effect-of-motor-cortex-stimulation-on-central-poststroke-pain-in-a-series-of-16-patients-with-a-mean-follow-up-of-28-months
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Xiaolei Zhang, Yongsheng Hu, Wei Tao, Hongwei Zhu, Dongsheng Xiao, Yongjie Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of motor cortex stimulation (MCS) on central poststroke pain (CPSP) and the outcome predictors associated with medium- to long-term results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 16 CPSP patients treated with MCS with a mean follow-up of 28.2 months. The pain intensity was assessed based on the visual analogue scale (VAS) before surgery and at various follow-up visits. An effective outcome was determined to be at least 40% pain relief...
January 19, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102877/feasibility-acceptability-and-construct-validity-of-eq-5d-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Roberta Gualtierotti, Francesca Ingegnoli, Luciana Scalone, Paolo Cortesi, Eleonora Bruschi, Maria Gerosa, Pier Luigi Meroni
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis is a chronic disabling disease that is often associated with severe physical and psychological impairment. Nonetheless, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with systemic sclerosis is often left behind in clinical practice and research. One of the reasons for this lack of evaluation is the current use of tools, such as the short form-36 (SF-36) questionnaire, that are complete but complicated to use in everyday routine. Other self-reported outcome measures such as the health assessment questionnaire (HAQ) are simple, but specifically designed for physical disability...
January 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102683/key-structural-elements-for-cellular-uptake-of-acinetobactin-a-major-siderophore-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
#4
Woon Young Song, Dawa Jeong, Jimin Kim, Min Wook Lee, Man Hwan Oh, Hak Joong Kim
Acinetobactin is a major siderophore utilized by the human pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. The rapid acquisition of drug resistance by A. baumannii has garnered concern globally. Herein, acinetobactin and systematically generated analogues were prepared and characterized; the binding and cellular delivery of Fe(III) by the analogues were evaluated. This investigation not only led to the clarification of the physiologically relevant acinetobactin structure but also revealed several key structural elements for its functionality as a siderophore...
January 19, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102678/a-self-assembled-cofacial-cobalt-porphyrin-prism-for-oxygen-reduction-catalysis
#5
Amanda N Oldacre, Alan E Friedman, Timothy R Cook
Herein we report the first study of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalyzed by a cofacial porphyrin scaffold accessed in high yield (overall 53%) using coordination-driven self-assembly with no chromatographic purification steps. The ORR activity was investigated using chemical and electrochemical techniques on monomeric cobalt(II) tetra(meso-4-pyridyl)porphyrinate (CoTPyP) and its cofacial analogue [Ru8(η(6)-iPrC6H4Me)8(dhbq)4(CoTPyP)2][OTf]8 (Co Prism) (dhbq = 2,5-dihydroxy-1,4-benzoquinato, OTf = triflate) as homogeneous oxygen reduction catalysts...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102539/determination-of-the-median-effective-dose-ed50-of-spinal-chloroprocaine-in-labour-analgesia
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M Coppens, S Anssens, A Parashchanka, K Roelens, E Deschepper, S De Hert, P F Wouters
The primary goal of this study was to determine the median effective dose (ED50 ) of spinal chloroprocaine for labour analgesia. Thirty-eight parturients requesting neuraxial analgesia were enrolled. Doses of 1% chloroprocaine were determined by the technique of up-down sequential allocation, with an initial dose of 20 mg and steps of 2 mg. The chloroprocaine spinal dose was given as the spinal component of a combined spinal-epidural, which was then supplemented with an epidural dose of 7.5 μg sufentanil in 7 ml saline...
January 19, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102379/the-pyrrole-ring-%C3%AE-2-hapticity-bridged-binuclear-tricarbonyl-mo-0-and-w-0-complexes-catalysis-of-regioselective-hydroamination-reactions-and-dft-calculations
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Vikesh Kumar Jha, Ganesan Mani, Yogeswara Rao Davuluri, Anakuthil Anoop
Following the report of the ferrocene structure, metal complexes containing the heteroatom-substituted cyclopentadienyl (Cp) analogue, that is the η(5) pyrrolyl ligand, have been reported. While the Cp ligand continues to be a favorite ligand in organometallics, the transition metal chemistry of the pyrrolyl ligand is still in the developing stage. In view of this, we carried out the reaction between the multidentate ligand 2,3,4,5-tetrakis(3,5-dimethylpyrazolylmethyl)pyrrole (LH) and Mo(CO)6 or [W(CO)3(CH3CN)3] and isolated two new binuclear tricarbonyl Mo(0) and W(0) complexes, [Mo2(CO)6(μ-η(2):η(2)-LH-κ(4)N)] (1) and [W2(CO)6(μ-η(2):η(2)-LH-κ(4)N)] (2)...
January 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101634/is-the-arthroscopic-suture-bridge-technique-suitable-for-full-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears-of-any-size
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Sung Hyun Lee, Jeong Woo Kim, Tae Kyun Kim, Seok Hyun Kweon, Hong Je Kang, Se Jin Kim, Jin Sung Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare functional outcomes and tendon integrity between the suture bridge and modified tension band techniques for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. METHODS: A consecutive series of 128 patients who underwent the modified tension band (MTB group; 69 patients) and suture bridge (SB group; 59 patients) techniques were enrolled. The pain visual analogue scale (VAS), Constant, and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) scores were determined preoperatively and at the final follow-up...
January 18, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101631/lumbar-and-sacral-pedicle-screw-placement-using-a-template-does-not-improve-the-midterm-pain-and-disability-outcome-in-comparison-with-free-hand-method
#9
Matjaz Merc, Gregor Recnik, Zmago Krajnc
BACKGROUND: The free-hand technique carries a higher risk of pedicle weakening and neurovascular injuries in comparison with pedicle screw placement using a drill guide. Due to this evidence and because of some variances in the surgical method, different outcome can be expected. The objective of the study was to evaluate the disability, the back and leg pain before and at least 3 years after the surgery between examined groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven patients in drill guide and 13 in control group were randomly assigned for vertebral fusion in the lumbar and first sacral regions...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100841/cannabinoids-a-new-weapon-against-cancer
#10
Małgorzata Pokrywka, Joanna Góralska, Bogdan Solnica
Cannabis has been cultivated by man since Neolithic times. It was used, among others for fiber and rope production, recreational purposes and as an excellent therapeutic agent. The isolation and characterization of the structure of one of the main active ingredients of cannabis - Δ9 - tetrahydrocannabinol as well the discovery of its cannabinoid binding receptors CB1 and CB2, has been a milestone in the study of the possibilities of the uses of Cannabis sativa and related products in modern medicine. Many scientific studies indicate the potential use of cannabinoids in the fight against cancer...
December 29, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100781/biogenesis-of-a-mitochondrial-outer-membrane-protein-in-trypanosoma-brucei-targeting-signal-and-dependence-on-an-unique-biogenesis-factor
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Julia Bruggisser, Sandro K Aumlser, Jan Mani, Andre Schneider
The mitochondrial outer membrane (OM) contains single and multiple membrane-spanning proteins which need to contain signals that ensure correct targeting and insertion into the OM. The biogenesis of such proteins has so far essentially only been studied in yeast and related organisms. Here we show that POMP10, an OM protein of the early diverging protozoan Trypanosoma brucei, is signal-anchored. Transgenic cells expressing variants of POMP10 fused to GFP demonstrate that the N-terminal membrane-spanning domain flanked by a few positively charged or neutral residues is both necessary and sufficient for mitochondrial targeting...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100630/a-multivariable-prediction-model-for-pegvisomant-dosing-monotherapy-and-in-combination-with-long-acting-somatostatin-analogues
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Sanne Elisabeth Franck, Tim Korevaar, Patrick Petrossians, Adrian F Daly, Philippe Chanson, Marielise Jaffrian-Rea, Thierry Brue, Günter K Stalla, Davide Carvalho, Annamaria Anita Livia Colao, Vasik Hana, Brigitte Delemer, Carmen Fajardo Montañana, A J Van der Lely, Albert Beckers, Sebastian J C M M Neggers
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment of acromegaly with pegvisomant (PEGV), a growth hormone receptor antagonist, requires an appropriate dose titration. PEGV doses vary widely among individual patients, and various covariates may affect its dosing and pharmacokinetics. OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of the PEGV dose required to normalize insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) levels during PEGV monotherapy and in combination with long-acting somatostatin analogues (LA-SSAs)...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100286/disease-burden-of-hepatitis-e-in-a-rural-population-in-china-a-community-based-survey
#13
H Jiang, S Huang, Y Zhao, Y Wang, C Yang, J Cai, Z Wang, J Zhang, X Zhang, H Jin
This study aimed to estimate the disease burden of hepatitis E in a rural region in China. A total of 489 hepatitis E cases were reported according to a community-based survey in an active hepatitis surveillance system between 2008 and 2015, the questionnaire and record-review methods were constructed to evaluate the economic and health burden of hepatitis E virus infections from societal perspectives. All costs were converted to US$ in 2015. The age-standardized cumulative incidence rate was 107·9/100 000, and the median age-standardized annual incidence rate was 16·5/100 000...
January 19, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100192/design-and-rationale-of-a-large-international-prospective-cohort-study-to-evaluate-the-occurrence-of-malformations-and-perinatal-neonatal-death-using-insulin-detemir-in-pregnant-women-with-diabetes-in-comparison-with-other-long-acting-insulins
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Elisabeth R Mathiesen, Henning Andersen, Sofia I I Kring, Peter Damm
BACKGROUND: There are a lack of data regarding the effect of basal insulin analogues on rates of events like congenital malformation and perinatal mortality in diabetic pregnancy. METHODS: The present study is a prospective, non-interventional, multicentre cohort study conducted in seven countries, designed to assess the safety of insulin detemir during pregnancy, and to monitor the health status of resulting infants (exposed in utero) up to 1 year of age. The study population includes women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, who are pregnant and being treated with insulin...
January 18, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099781/old-drug-scaffold-new-activity-thalidomide-correlated-compounds-exerting-different-effects-on-breast-cancer-cell-growth-and-progression
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Alessia Carocci, Alessia Catalano, Domenico Iacopetta, Maria Stefania Sinicropi
Thalidomide was firstly used as morning sickness relief in pregnant women and then withdrawn from market because of its dramatic effects on fetal normal development. Over the last decades, it has been successfully used for the care of several pathologies, including cancer. Many analogues with improved activity were synthesized and tested. Herein, we report some effects on MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells growth and progression of a small series of thalidomide correlated compounds, very effective in inducing cancer cells death by triggering TNFα-mediated apoptosis...
January 18, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099755/comparing-effects-of-insulin-analogues-and-human-insulin-on-nocturnal-glycaemia-in-hypoglycaemia-prone-people-with-type-1-diabetes
#16
P L Kristensen, L Tarnow, C Bay, K Nørgaard, T Jensen, H-H Parving, H Perrild, H Beck-Nielsen, J S Christiansen, B Thorsteinsson, U Pedersen-Bjergaard
AIMS: To assess the difference between analogue and human insulin with regard to nocturnal glucose profiles and risk of hypoglycaemia in people with recurrent severe hypoglycaemia. METHODS: A total of 72 people [46 men, mean ± sd age 54 ± 12 years, mean ± sd HbA1c 65 ± 12 mmol/mol (8.1 ± 1.1%), mean ± sd duration of diabetes 30 ± 14 years], who participated in a 2-year randomized, crossover trial of basal-bolus therapy with insulin detemir/insulin aspart or human NPH insulin/human regular insulin (the HypoAna trial) were studied for 2 nights during each treatment...
January 18, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099580/risk-factors-hyposalivation-and-impact-of-xerostomia-on-oral-health-related-quality-of-life
#17
Sven Niklander, Laura Veas, Cristina Barrera, Flavio Fuentes, Giuliana Chiappini, Maureen Marshall
To determine xerostomia-related frequency, factors, salivary flow rates and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) of patients attending the Universidad Andrés Bello Dental School Clinic, in the city of Viña del Mar, Chile. The study involved 566 patients assessed with xerostomia, based on a single standardized questionnaire. The severity and impact of xerostomia on OHRQoL was assessed using a visual analogue scale (VAS) and the short version of the Oral Health Impact Profile Questionnaire (OHIP-14sp), respectively...
January 16, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099463/the-differential-effects-of-anesthetics-on-bacterial-behaviors
#18
Matthew Chamberlain, Sophia Koutsogiannaki, Matthew Schaefers, Hasan Babazada, Renyu Liu, Koichi Yuki
Volatile anesthetics have been in clinical use for a long period of time and are considered to be promiscuous by presumably interacting with several ion channels in the central nervous system to produce anesthesia. Because ion channels and their existing evolutionary analogues, ion transporters, are very important in various organisms, it is possible that volatile anesthetics may affect some bacteria. In this study, we hypothesized that volatile anesthetics could affect bacterial behaviors. We evaluated the impact of anesthetics on bacterial growth, motility (swimming and gliding) and biofilm formation of four common bacterial pathogens in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099113/rage-deficiency-predisposes-mice-to-virus-induced-paucigranulocytic-asthma
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Jaisy Arikkatt, Md Ashik Ullah, Kirsty Renfree Short, Vivan Zhang, Wan Jun Gan, Zhixuan Loh, Rhiannon B Werder, Jennifer Simpson, Peter D Sly, Stuart B Mazzone, Kirsten M Spann, Manuel Ar Ferreira, John W Upham, Maria B Sukkar, Simon Phipps
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease. Although many patients with asthma develop type-2 dominated eosinophilic inflammation, a number of individuals develop paucigranulocytic asthma, which occurs in the absence of eosinophilia or neutrophilia. The aetiology of paucigranulocytic asthma is unknown. However, both respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection and mutations in the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) are risk factors for asthma development. Here, we show that RAGE deficiency impairs anti-viral immunity during an early-life infection with pneumonia virus of mice (PVM; a murine analogue of RSV)...
January 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099030/ultrafast-broadband-photodetectors-based-on-three-dimensional-dirac-semimetal-cd3as2
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Qinsheng Wang, Cai-Zhen Li, Shaofeng Ge, Jin-Guang Li, Wei Lu, Jiawei Lai, Xuefeng Liu, Junchao Ma, Dapeng Yu, Zhi-Min Liao, Dong Sun
Photodetection with extreme performances in terms of ultrafast response time, broad detection wavelength range, and high sensitivity has wide range of optoelectronic and photonic applications, such as optical communications, interconnects, imaging and remote sensing. Graphene, a typical two-dimensional Dirac semimetal, has shown excellent potential toward high performance photodetector with high operation speed, broadband response and efficient carrier multiplications benefiting from its linear dispersion band structure with high carrier mobility and zero bandgap...
January 18, 2017: Nano Letters
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