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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788689/weight-analysis-of-mastectomy-specimens-and-abdominal-flaps-used-for-breast-reconstruction-in-koreans
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Jiyoung Yun, Hyung Hwa Jeong, Jonghan Cho, Eun Key Kim, Jin Sup Eom, Hyun Ho Han
BACKGROUND: Slim patients or those with large breasts may be ineligible for breast reconstruction with an abdominal flap, as the volume of the flap may be insufficient. This study aimed to establish that abdominal tissue-based breast reconstruction can be well suited for Korean patients, despite their thin body habitus. METHODS: A total of 252 patients who underwent postmastectomy breast reconstruction with an abdominal flap from October 2006 to May 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
May 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786649/kudzu-leaf-extract-suppresses-the-production-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-cyclooxygenase-2-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-interleukin-6-via-inhibition-of-jnk-tbk1-and-stat1-in-inflammatory-macrophages
#2
Seok Hyun Eom, So-Jung Jin, Hee-Yeong Jeong, Youngju Song, You Jin Lim, Jong-In Kim, Youn-Hyung Lee, Hee Kang
Kudzu ( Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Sanjappa & Pradeep) is a perennial leguminous vine, and its root and flower have been used for herbal medicine in Asia for a long time. Most dietary flavonoids are reported to be concentrated in its root, not in its aerial parts including leaves. In this study, we investigated whether kudzu leaf and its major constituent, robinin (kaempferol-3- O -robinoside-7- O -rhanmoside) possessed anti-inflammatory activity. To test this hypothesis, we used peritoneal macrophages isolated from BALB/c mice and stimulated the cells with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or LPS plus interferon (IFN)-γ...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786110/multi%C3%A2-layered-prevention-and-treatment-of-chronic-inflammation-organ-fibrosis-and-cancer-associated-with-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-catenin-signaling-activation-review
#3
Masaru Katoh
β‑catenin/CTNNB1 is an intracellular scaffold protein that interacts with adhesion molecules (E‑cadherin/CDH1, N‑cadherin/CDH2, VE‑cadherin/CDH5 and α‑catenins), transmembrane‑type mucins (MUC1/CD227 and MUC16/CA125), signaling regulators (APC, AXIN1, AXIN2 and NHERF1/EBP50) and epigenetic or transcriptional regulators (BCL9, BCL9L, CREBBP/CBP, EP300/p300, FOXM1, MED12, SMARCA4/BRG1 and TCF/LEF). Gain‑of‑function CTTNB1 mutations are detected in bladder cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and uterine cancer, whereas loss‑of‑function CTNNB1 mutations are also detected in human cancer...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782518/objective-assessment-of-flap-volume-changes-and-aesthetic-results-after-adjuvant-radiation-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-immediate-autologous-breast-reconstruction
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Yujin Myung, Yousung Son, Tae-Hyun Nam, Eunyoung Kang, Eun-Kyu Kim, In Ah Kim, Keun-Yong Eom, Chan Yeong Heo, Jae Hoon Jeong
BACKGROUND: The use of immediate breast reconstruction and adjuvant radiation therapy is increasing in breast cancer patients. This study aimed to analyze the aesthetic outcome and changes in flap volume in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy of the surgical site after immediate autologous tissue reconstruction. METHODS: Immediate abdominal free flap breast reconstruction following unilateral mastectomy was performed in 42 patients; 21 patients received adjuvant radiation (study group) and 21 patients did not (control group)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782165/linked-cluster-formulation-of-electron-hole-interaction-kernel-in-real-space-representation-without-using-unoccupied-states
#5
Michael G Bayne, Jeremy A Scher, Benjamin H Ellis, Arindam Chakraborty
Electron-hole or quasiparticle representation plays a central role in describing electronic excitations in many-electron systems. For charge-neutral excitation, the electron-hole interaction kernel is the quantity of interest for calculating important excitation properties such as optical gap, optical spectra, electron-hole recombination and electron-hole binding energies. The electron-hole interaction kernel can be formally derived from the density-density correlation function using both Green's function and TDDFT formalism...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774490/higher-activation-of-the-interferon-gamma-signaling-pathway-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-a-high-type-i-ifn-score-relation-to-disease-activity
#6
Manman Liu, Junli Liu, Shumeng Hao, Ping Wu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yichuan Xiao, Gengru Jiang, Xinfang Huang
Increased IFN-γ levels have been associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the relationships among IFN-γ, type I interferons (IFNs) and clinical features have not been extensively studied. Peripheral blood samples from 44 SLE patients and 36 healthy donors (HDs) were collected. Quantitative real-time PCR was used to assess the mRNA expression of IFNG, type II IFN-inducible genes (IRF1, GBP1, CXCL9, CXCL10, and SERPING1, which are used for the type II IFN score), type I IFN-inducible genes (IRF7, MX1, ISG15, and ISG20, which are used for the type I IFN score), TBX21, and EOMES in peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774196/common-carotid-artery-dissection-in-multiple-extracranial-injury-a-case-report
#7
Jin Sang Kil, Mi Kyung Lee, Ki Seong Eom
Traumatic common carotid artery dissection (CCAD) is rare. To our knowledge, only 14 case reports have described traumatic CCAD previously. Here, we report a case of CCAD in a patient with severe trauma. A 50-year-old man was lying on the road after drinking alcohol when a car drove over him. Computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple rib fractures with hemopneumothorax, lung contusion, flail chest, large amount of hematoma with bladder rupture, and fractures on the C6 spinous process, sacral ala, iliac bone, and pubic ramus...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771131/mouthwash-containing-croton-doctoris-essential-oil-in-vitro-study-using-a-validated-model-of-caries-induction
#8
Yasmin Etienne Albuquerque, Marcelle Danelon, Marcos José Salvador, Cristiane Yumi Koga-Ito, Alberto Carlos Botazzo Delbem, Román Yesid Ramirez-Rueda, Aline Vidal Lacerda Gontijo, Fernanda Lourenção Brighenti
AIM: To validate an in vitro caries model and to evaluate an experimental mouthwash containing Croton doctoris essential oil.  Materials & methods: To validate the experimental model, we used McBain medium and polymicrobial biofilms. The EOM (essential oil mouthwash) was tested using the validated model. Microbial composition (colony-forming unit/ml), acidogenicity, enamel demineralization (percentage of surface enamel hardness loss), cytotoxicity and essential oil composition were evaluated...
May 17, 2018: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770640/comparison-of-anterior-posterior-and-total-corneal-astigmatism-measured-using-a-single-scheimpflug-camera-in-healthy-and-keratoconus-eyes
#9
Young Choi, Youngsub Eom, Jong Suk Song, Hyo Myung Kim
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of posterior corneal astigmatism on the estimation of total corneal astigmatism using anterior corneal measurements (simulated keratometry [K]) between eyes with keratoconus and healthy eyes. METHODS: Thirty-three eyes of 33 patients with keratoconus of grade I or II and 33 eyes of 33 age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects were enrolled. Anterior, posterior, and total corneal cylinder powers and flat meridians measured by a single Scheimpflug camera were analyzed...
May 15, 2018: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770639/effect-of-cataract-grade-according-to-wide-field-fundus-images-on-measurement-of-macular-thickness-in-cataract-patients
#10
Mingue Kim, Youngsub Eom, Jong Suk Song, Hyo Myung Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of cataract grade based on wide-field fundus imaging on macular thickness measured by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and its signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). METHODS: Two hundred cataract patients (200 eyes) with preoperative measurements by wide-field fundus imaging and macular SD-OCT were enrolled. Cataract severity was graded from 1 to 4 according to the degree of macular obscuring by cataract artifact in fundus photo images...
May 15, 2018: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766042/bc-rna-mislocalization-in-the-fragile-x-premutation
#11
Ilham A Muslimov, Taesun Eom, Anna Iacoangeli, Shih-Chieh Chuang, Renate K Hukema, Rob Willemsen, Dimitre G Stefanov, Robert K S Wong, Henri Tiedge
Fragile X premutation disorder is caused by CGG triplet repeat expansions in the 5' untranslated region of FMR1 mRNA. The question of how expanded CGG repeats cause disease is a subject of continuing debate. Our work indicates that CGG-repeat structures compete with regulatory BC1 RNA for access to RNA transport factor hnRNP A2. As a result, BC1 RNA is mislocalized in vivo, as its synapto-dendritic presence is severely diminished in brains of CGG-repeat knock-in animals (a premutation mouse model). Lack of BC1 RNA is known to cause seizure activity and cognitive dysfunction...
March 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764789/eosinophilic-otitis-media-treated-with-anti-ige-monoclonal-antibodies-and-a-bone-conduction-implant
#12
Young Eun Han, Yong Seok Kang, Younhoon Cho, Moo Kyun Park
Eosinophilic otitis media (EOM) are intractable otitis media characterized by highly viscous secretions containing eosinophils in the middle ear. They are resistant to conventional medication and surgery. This condition occurs primarily in patients with bronchial asthma or allergic rhinitis and is often complicated by rhinosinusitis. Systemic and topical steroid therapies are effective treatments. However, long-term steroid therapy is often limited by a high risk of serious adverse effects. The use of topical steroids and otorrhea are bothersome when wearing hearing aids...
April 2018: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762546/transcriptome-analysis-in-chinese-cabbage-brassica-rapa-ssp-pekinensis-provides-the-role-of-glucosinolate-metabolism-in-response-to-drought-stress
#13
Seung Hee Eom, Seung-A Baek, Jae Kwang Kim, Tae Kyung Hyun
Although drought stress is one of the most limiting factors in growth and production of Chinese cabbage ( Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinensis), the underlying biochemical and molecular causes are poorly understood. In the present study, to address the mechanisms underlying the drought responses, we analyzed the transcriptome profile of Chinese cabbage grown under drought conditions. Drought stress transcriptionally activated several transcription factor genes, including AP2 / ERFs , bHLHs , NACs and bZIPs , and was found to possibly result in transcriptional variation in genes involved in organic substance metabolic processes...
May 15, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758964/the-effect-of-sitting-posture-on-the-loads-at-cervico-thoracic-and-lumbosacral-joints
#14
Yuri Kwon, Ji-Won Kim, Jae-Hoon Heo, Hyeong-Min Jeon, Eui-Bum Choi, Gwang-Moon Eom
BACKGROUND: The sitting in an awkward posture for a prolonged time may lead to spinal or musculoskeletal disease. It is important to investigate the joint loads at spine while sitting. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the joint moment and antero-posterior (AP) reaction force at cervico-thoracic and lumbosacral joint for various sitting postures. METHODS: Twenty healthy males participated in this study. Six sitting postures were defined from three spinal curvatures (slump, flat, and lordosis) and two arm postures (arms-on-chest and arms-forward)...
April 24, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758756/resilience-of-networks-to-environmental-stress-from-regular-to-random-networks
#15
Young-Ho Eom
Despite the huge interest in network resilience to stress, most of the studies have concentrated on internal stress damaging network structure (e.g., node removals). Here we study how networks respond to environmental stress deteriorating their external conditions. We show that, when regular networks gradually disintegrate as environmental stress increases, disordered networks can suddenly collapse at critical stress with hysteresis and vulnerability to perturbations. We demonstrate that this difference results from a trade-off between node resilience and network resilience to environmental stress...
April 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758108/comparison-of-transplant-specific-prognostic-scoring-systems-in-haploidentical-transplantation-for-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#16
Seung-Hwan Shin, Young-Woo Jeon, Jae-Ho Yoon, Seung-Ah Yahng, Sung-Eun Lee, Byung-Sik Cho, Ki-Seong Eom, Seok Lee, Hee-Je Kim, Chang-Ki Min, Seok-Goo Cho, Dong-Wook Kim, Jong-Wook Lee, Woo-Sung Min, Yoo-Jin Kim
OBJECTIVES: We intended to identify the predictive abilities of recently published transplant-specific prognostic scoring systems in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients receiving haploidentical transplantation. METHODS: The outcomes of 73 MDS patients receiving haploidentical transplantation were analyzed, according to the MTPSS, the TRI, and the CIBMTR scoring systems. RESULTS: The median age of patients at transplantation was 50 (range, 19-69) years...
May 14, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757902/differential-impact-of-t-bet-and-ifn%C3%AE-on-pancreatic-islet-allograft-rejection
#17
Alix Besançon, Zeynep Demir, Tania Goncalves, Fabrice Valette, Emilie Panafieu, Lucienne Chatenoud, Sylvaine You
BACKGROUND: T-cell-mediated graft rejection is mostly correlated with potent Th1 responses. However, since IFNγ mice reject their graft as efficiently as wild-type (WT) mice, the exact contribution of IFNγ and its transcription factor T-bet remains a matter of debate. Here, we address this question in the context of pancreatic islet allograft to better inform the molecular pathways that hampers islet survival in vivo. METHODS: Pancreatic islets from BALB/c mice were transplanted in WT, IFNγ or T-bet C57BL/6 mice...
May 2, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755462/comparison-of-phenotypic-and-functional-characteristics-between-canine-non-b-non-t-natural-killer-lymphocytes-and-cd3-cd5-dim-cd21-cytotoxic-large-granular-lymphocytes
#18
Soo-Hyeon Lee, Dong-Jun Shin, Yoseop Kim, Cheol-Jung Kim, Je-Jung Lee, Mee Sun Yoon, Tung Nguyen Thanh Uong, Dohyeon Yu, Ji-Youn Jung, Duck Cho, Bock-Gie Jung, Sang-Ki Kim, Guk-Hyun Suh
Natural killer (NK) cells play a pivotal role in the immune response against infections and malignant transformation, and adopted transfer of NK cells is thought to be a promising therapeutic approach for cancer patients. Previous reports describing the phenotypic features of canine NK cells have produced inconsistent results. Canine NK cells are still defined as non-B and non-T (CD3- CD21- ) large granular lymphocytes. However, a few reports have demonstrated that canine NK cells share the phenotypic characteristics of T lymphocytes, and that CD3+ CD5dim CD21- lymphocytes are putative canine NK cells...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754779/a-linc1405-eomes-complex-promotes-cardiac-mesoderm-specification-and-cardiogenesis
#19
Xudong Guo, Yanxin Xu, Zikang Wang, Yukang Wu, Jiayu Chen, Guiying Wang, Chenqi Lu, Wenwen Jia, Jiajie Xi, Songcheng Zhu, Zeyidan Jiapaer, Xiaoping Wan, Zhongmin Liu, Shaorong Gao, Jiuhong Kang
Large intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) play widespread roles in epigenetic regulation during multiple differentiation processes, but little is known about their mode of action in cardiac differentiation. Here, we identified the key roles of a lincRNA, termed linc1405, in modulating the core network of cardiac differentiation by functionally interacting with Eomes. Chromatin- and RNA-immunoprecipitation assays showed that exon 2 of linc1405 physically mediates a complex consisting of Eomes, trithorax group (TrxG) subunit WDR5, and histone acetyltransferase GCN5 binding at the enhancer region of Mesp1 gene and activates its expression during cardiac mesoderm specification of embryonic stem cells...
May 3, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751765/lipophilic-components-of-diesel-exhaust-particles-induce-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-human-endothelial-cells-through-ahr-dependent-pathway-s
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Bendik C Brinchmann, Tonje Skuland, Mia H Rambøl, Krisztina Szoke, Jan E Brinchmann, Arno C Gutleb, Elisa Moschini, Alena Kubátová, Klara Kukowski, Eric Le Ferrec, Dominique Lagadic-Gossmann, Per E Schwarze, Marit Låg, Magne Refsnes, Johan Øvrevik, Jørn A Holme
BACKGROUND: Exposure to traffic-derived particulate matter (PM), such as diesel exhaust particles (DEP), is a leading environmental cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and may contribute to endothelial dysfunction and development of atherosclerosis. It is still debated how DEP and other inhaled PM can contribute to CVD. However, organic chemicals (OC) adhered to the particle surface, are considered central to many of the biological effects. In the present study, we have explored the ability of OC from DEP to reach the endothelium and trigger pro-inflammatory reactions, a central step on the path to atherosclerosis...
May 11, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
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