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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161770/twin-models-of-environmental-and-genetic-influences-on-pubertal-development-salivary-testosterone-and-estradiol-in-adolescence
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Andrew D Grotzinger, Frank D Mann, Megan W Patterson, Kathrin Herzhoff, Jennifer L Tackett, Elliot M Tucker-Drob, K Paige Harden
OBJECTIVE: Research on sources of variation in adolescent's gonadal hormone levels is limited. We sought to decompose individual differences in adolescent testosterone, estradiol and pubertal status, into genetic and environmental components. DESIGN: A sample of male and female adolescent twins from the greater Austin and Houston areas provided salivary samples, with a subset of participants providing longitudinal data at two waves. PARTICIPANTS: The sample included 902 adolescent twins, 49% female, ages 13-20 years (M = 15...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161696/the-protein-expression-level-of-a-heterogeneous-gene-inserted-in-lipi-1-of-the-listeria-ivanovii-genome-relies-on-its-insertion-orientation
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Sijing Liu, Mingjuan Jiang, Lin Su, Tian Tang, Xiang Zhang, Yongyu Li, Qikang Pu, Chenyan Ren, Chuan Wang
Due to its capability to multiply in either phagocytic or nonphagocytic cells, and to subsequently elicit a robust cellular immune response, Listeria ivanovii (LI) is thought to be feasible for developing bacteria-based live attenuated vaccines. We previously generated several recombinant LI strains expressing Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens. Since the expression level of heterogeneous protein was sometimes very low, we attempted to elucidate the principle of heterogeneous protein expression in such recombinant LI strains...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160400/microtensile-bond-strength-of-adhesive-systems-in-different-dentin-regions-on-a-class-ii-cavity-configuration
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Mário Alexandre Coelho Sinhoreti, Eveline Freitas Soares, Gabriel Flores Abuna, Lourenço Correr, Jean-François Roulet, Saulo Geraldeli
The aim of this study was to evaluate microtensile bond strength (µTBS) of self-etch and etch-and-rinse adhesives systems compared in different dentin regions (central-CD or proximal-PD) in a class II cavity configuration. A class II (mesial-oclusal-distal) cavity configuration was simulated on 20 extracted human third-molars (4 mm wide/3 mm deep). Etch-and-rinse adhesive (Scotchbond Multi Purpose, n=5, SBMP and Optibond FL, n=5, OPFL) and self-etch adhesives (Clearfil SE Bond, n=5, CSE and Optibond XTR, n=5, OPXTR) were applied...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160329/effects-of-length-and-hydrophilicity-hydrophobicity-of-diamines-on-self-assembly-of-diamine-sds-gemini-like-surfactants
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Zhidi Chen, Jeffrey Penfold, Peixun Li, James Doutch, Yaxun Fan, Yilin Wang
This work studied gemini-like surfactants formed from anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and cationic charged bola-type diamines with hydrophilic or hydrophobic spacers of different lengths using surface tension, small angle neutron scattering, isothermal titration microcalorimetry and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy. The critical micelle concentrations (CMC) and the surface tension at CMC (γCMC) for all the diamine/SDS mixtures are markedly lower than that of SDS. The shorter diamines reduce γCMC to a greater extent regardless of the hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity of the diamines...
November 21, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159973/diverse-effect-of-phosphatidylcholine-biosynthetic-genes-on-phospholipid-homeostasis-cell-autophagy-and-fungal-developments-in-metarhizium-robertsii
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Yixiong Chen, Bing Li, Kai Cen, Yuzhen Lu, Siwei Zhang, Chengshu Wang
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) plays an important role in maintaining membrane integrity and functionality. In this study, two key genes (Mrpct and Mrpem) putatively involved in the cytidine diphosphate (CDP)-choline and phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PEMT) pathways for PC biosynthesis were characterized in the insect pathogenic fungus Metarhizium robertsii. The results indicated that disruption of Mrpct did not lead to any reduction of total PC content but impaired fungal virulence and increased cellular accumulation of triacylglycerol...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159836/mechanisms-of-calcium-sequestration-by-isolated-malpighian-tubules-of-the-house-cricket-acheta-domesticus
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Austin Browne, Michael J O'Donnell
Hemolymph calcium homeostasis in insects is achieved by the Malpighian tubules, primarily by sequestering excess Ca(2+) within internal calcium stores (Ca-rich granules) most often located within type I (principal) tubule cells. Using both the scanning ion-selective electrode technique and the Ramsay secretion assay this study provides the first measurements of basolateral and transepithelial Ca(2+) fluxes across the Malpighian tubules of an Orthopteran insect, the house cricket Acheta domesticus. Ca(2+) transport was specific to midtubule segments, where 97% of the Ca(2+) entering the tubule is sequestered within intracellular calcium stores and the remaining 3% is secreted into the lumen...
November 21, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159818/c-ebp%C3%AE-dependent-pre-neoplastic-tumor-foci-are-the-origin-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-aggressive-pediatric-liver-cancer
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Ashley Cast, Leila Valanejad, Mary Wright, Phuong Nguyen, Anita Gupta, Liqin Zhu, Soona Shin, Nikolai Timchenko
Recent publications show that classic hepatoblastoma (HBL) is the result of failure of hepatic stem cells to differentiate into hepatocytes; while hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is caused by the de-differentiation of hepatocytes into Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs). However, the mechanisms of aggressive HBL and mechanisms that cause de-differentiation of hepatocytes into CSCs are unknown. We found that, similar to HCC but opposite to classic HBL, aggressive HBL is the result of de-differentiation of hepatocytes into CSCs...
November 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159760/body-mass-index-age-at-breast-cancer-diagnosis-and-breast-cancer-subtype-a-cross-sectional-study
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O Brouckaert, K Van Asten, A Laenen, A Soubry, A Smeets, I Nevelstreen, I Vergote, H Wildiers, R Paridaens, E Van Limbergen, C Weltens, P Moerman, G Floris, P Neven
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests that premenopausal obesity decreases and postmenopausal obesity increases breast cancer risk. Because it is not well known whether this is subtype dependent, we studied the association between body mass index (BMI) and age at breast cancer diagnosis, or the probability of being diagnosed with a specific breast cancer phenotype, by menopausal status. METHODS: All patients with non-metastatic operable breast cancer from the University Hospital Leuven diagnosed between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2013 were included (n = 7020) in this cross-sectional study...
November 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159357/characterizing-the-interplay-of-pauli-repulsion-electrostatics-dispersion-and-charge-transfer-in-halogen-bonding-with-energy-decomposition-analysis
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Jonathan Thirman, Elric Engelage, Stefan M Huber, Martin Head-Gordon
The halogen bond is a class of non-covalent interaction that has attracted considerable attention recently. A widespread theory for describing them is the σ-hole concept, which predicts that the strength of the interaction is proportional to the size of the σ-hole, a region of positive electrostatic potential opposite a σ bond. Previous work shows that in the case of CX3I, with X equal to F, Cl, Br, and I, the σ-hole trend is exactly opposite to the trend in binding energy with common electron pair donors...
November 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159041/white-matter-alterations-and-their-associations-with-motor-function-in-young-adults-born-preterm-with-very-low-birth-weight
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Ingrid Marie Husby Hollund, Alexander Olsen, Jon Skranes, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Asta K Håberg, Live Eikenes, Kari Anne I Evensen
Very low birth weight (VLBW: ≤ 1500 g) individuals have an increased risk of white matter alterations and neurodevelopmental problems, including fine and gross motor problems. In this hospital-based follow-up study, the main aim was to examine white matter microstructure and its relationship to fine and gross motor function in 31 VLBW young adults without cerebral palsy compared with 31 term-born controls, at mean age 22.6 ± 0.7 years. The participants were examined with tests of fine and gross motor function (Trail Making Test-5: TMT-5, Grooved Pegboard, Triangle from Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2: MABC-2 and High-level Mobility Assessment Tool: HiMAT) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158770/does-the-enterolactone-enl-affect-fatty-acid-transporters-and-lipid-metabolism-in-liver
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Krzysztof Drygalski, Klaudia Berk, Tomasz Charytoniuk, Nicoletta Iłowska, Bartłomiej Łukaszuk, Adrian Chabowski, Karolina Konstantynowicz-Nowicka
Background: NAFLD as a result of inappropriate diet and obesity, may progress to sever conditions such as: type 2 diabetes mellitus or steatohepatitis, and has recently become a prevalent topic of numerous investigations. Due to its dangerous aftermaths, finding new substances, such as polyphenols and their derivatives, which might reduce liver steatosis is the main target of research into NAFLD treatment. Hence, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect(s) of enterolactone (ENL), a metabolite of secoisolariciresinol (SECO), on lipid metabolism together with changes in the expression of fatty acid transporters in fatty liver...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158731/routine-drainage-of-colorectal-anastomoses-an-evidence-based-review-of-the-current-literature
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Sameh Hany Emile, Tito M Abd El-Hamed
Background: The use of prophylactic drainage after colorectal anastomoses has been long debated. This report aimed to review the current literature discussing routine drainage of colorectal anastomoses highlighting two opposite perspectives (prodrainage and antidrainage) to demonstrate the clinical utility of prophylactic drainage and its proper indications. Methods: An organized literature search was conducted querying electronic databases and Google Scholar. Articles evaluating the role of routine prophylactic drainage after colorectal anastomosis were included and divided into two categories: articles supporting the use of drains (prodrainage) and articles disputing routine drainage (antidrainage)...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158696/65plus-open-label-study-of-bevacizumab-in-combination-with-pemetrexed-or-pemetrexed-carboplatin-as-first-line-treatment-of-patients-with-advanced-or-recurrent-nonsquamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Wolfgang Schuette, Claus-Peter Schneider, Walburga Engel-Riedel, Christian Schumann, Martin Kohlhaeufl, Monika Heidi Ursel Serke, Gert Hoeffken, Cornelius Kortsik, Martin Reck
Background: The aim of the study was to investigate in terms of noninferiority the efficacy and safety of a monochemotherapy regimen of pemetrexed plus bevacizumab (BevPem) versus carboplatin/pemetrexed plus bevacizumab (BevCPem) in elderly patients as first-line treatment for advanced metastatic or recurrent nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials and methods: 65Plus was a Phase III, randomized, open-label study. In total, 253 patients received BevPem (n=119) or BevCPem (n=134)...
2017: Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158577/vgf-function-in-depression-and-antidepressant-efficacy
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C Jiang, W-J Lin, M Sadahiro, B Labonté, C Menard, M L Pfau, C A Tamminga, G Turecki, E J Nestler, S J Russo, S R Salton
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a critical effector of depression-like behaviors and antidepressant responses. Here, we show that VGF (non-acronymic), which is robustly regulated by BDNF/TrkB signaling, is downregulated in hippocampus (male/female) and upregulated in nucleus accumbens (NAc) (male) in depressed human subjects and in mice subjected to chronic social defeat stress (CSDS). Adeno-associated virus (AAV)-Cre-mediated Vgf ablation in floxed VGF mice, in dorsal hippocampus (dHc) or NAc, led to pro-depressant or antidepressant behaviors, respectively, while dHc- or NAc-AAV-VGF overexpression induced opposite outcomes...
November 21, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158015/acute-bee-paralysis-virus-occurs-in-the-asian-honey-bee-apis-cerana-and-parasitic-mite-tropilaelaps-mercedesae
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Pichaya Chanpanitkitchote, Yanping Chen, Jay D Evans, Wenfeng Li, Jianghong Li, Michele Hamilton, Panuwan Chantawannakul
Viruses, and especially RNA viruses, constantly change and adapt to new host species and vectors, posing a potential threat of new and reemerging infectious diseases. Honey bee Acute bee paralysis virus (ABPV) and Deformed wing virus (DWV) are two of the most common honey bee viruses found in European honey bees Apis mellifera and have been implicated in worldwide Varroa-associated bee colony losses. Previous studies have shown that DWV has jumped hosts several times in history causing infection in multiple host species...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158002/sofc-single-cells-fed-by-biogas-experimental-tests-with-trace-contaminants
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Davide Papurello, Andrea Lanzini
Biogas from biological treatments and from the waste degradation in landfills generally contains a wide range of trace impurities (e.g., sulphur compounds, siloxanes, halogens, tar compounds, etc.). This paper describes an experimental analysis performed with SOFC single cells fed by a synthetic gas polluted by H2S, HCl, D4 and a mixture of H2S + C2Cl4. The aim is to detect the threshold tolerance limit on different cell performance parameters. Results show how: hydrogen sulphide has a strong impact on the polarization losses due to the nickel sulphide formation on the electrode that causes a mass transfer resistance...
November 17, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157981/foxo1-inhibition-promotes-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-into-insulin-producing-cells
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Fei Yu, Rui Wei, Jin Yang, Junling Liu, Kun Yang, Haining Wang, Yiming Mu, Tianpei Hong
Insulin-producing cells (IPCs) derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) hold great potential for cell transplantation therapy in diabetes. Tremendous progress has been made in inducing differentiation of hESCs into IPCs in vitro, of which definitive endoderm (DE) protocol mimicking foetal pancreatic development has been widely used. However, immaturity of the obtained IPCs limits their further applications in treating diabetes. Forkhead box O1 (FoxO1) is involved in the differentiation and functional maintenance of murine pancreatic β cells, but its role in human β cell differentiation is under elucidation...
November 17, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157639/the-economic-implications-of-later-school-start-times-in-the-united-states
#18
Marco Hafner, Martin Stepanek, Wendy M Troxel
Numerous studies have shown that later school start times (SST) are associated with positive student outcomes, including improvements in academic performance, mental and physical health, and public safety. While the benefits of later SST are very well documented in the literature, in practice there is opposition against delaying SST. A major argument against later SST is the claim that delaying SST will result in significant additional costs for schools due to changes in bussing strategies. However, to date, there has only been one published study that has quantified the potential economic benefits of later SST in relation to potential costs...
December 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157238/evaluation-of-normal-swallowing-functions-by-using-dynamic-high-density-surface-electromyography-maps
#19
Mingxing Zhu, Bin Yu, Wanzhang Yang, Yanbing Jiang, Lin Lu, Zhen Huang, Shixiong Chen, Guanglin Li
BACKGROUND: Swallowing is a continuous process with substantive interdependencies among different muscles, and it plays a significant role in our daily life. The aim of this study was to propose a novel technique based on high-density surface electromyography (HD sEMG) for the evaluation of normal swallowing functions. METHODS: A total of 96 electrodes were placed on the front neck to acquire myoelectric signals from 12 healthy subjects while they were performing different swallowing tasks...
November 21, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156803/tet1-inhibits-cell-proliferation-by-inducing-rassf5-expression
#20
Bo-Tai Li, Chao Yu, Ying Xu, Sheng-Bing Liu, Heng-Yu Fan, Wei-Wei Pan
Tet methylcytosine dioxygenases (TETs) catalyze the oxidative reactions of 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC). However, TET1 roles in ovarian cancer cell growth are unknown. Here, we show that ectopic expression of TET1 increased 5hmC levels, and inhibited proliferation and colony formation in ovarian cancer cell lines. Furthermore, in vitro and in vivo functional studies demonstrated that TET1 overexpression is necessary for the suppression of ovarian cancer growth, whereas depletion of TET1 expression had the opposite effect...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
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