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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239946/a-voxel-based-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study-in-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression
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Jonathan Repple, Susanne Meinert, Dominik Grotegerd, Harald Kugel, Ronny Redlich, Katharina Dohm, Dario Zaremba, Nils Opel, Christian Buerger, Katharina Förster, Theresa Nick, Volker Arolt, Walter Heindel, Michael Deppe, Udo Dannlowski
OBJECTIVE: The absence of neurobiological diagnostic markers of bipolar disorder (BD) leads to its frequent misdiagnosis as unipolar depression (UD). We investigated if changes in fractional anisotropy (FA) could help to differentiate BD from UD in the state of depression. METHODS: Using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) we employed a voxel-based analysis approach to examine fractional anisotropy (FA) in 86 patients experiencing an acute major depressive episode according to DSM-IV (N=39 BD, mean age 39...
February 27, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239905/estimators-for-longitudinal-latent-exposure-models-examining-measurement-model-assumptions
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Brisa N Sánchez, Sehee Kim, Mary D Sammel
Latent variable (LV) models are increasingly being used in environmental epidemiology as a way to summarize multiple environmental exposures and thus minimize statistical concerns that arise in multiple regression. LV models may be especially useful when multivariate exposures are collected repeatedly over time. LV models can accommodate a variety of assumptions but, at the same time, present the user with many choices for model specification particularly in the case of exposure data collected repeatedly over time...
February 27, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239827/quantitative-difference-of-acute-intraoperative-expansion-in-various-body-regions
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E Raposio, N Bertozzi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of intraoperative sustained limited expansion (ISLE) by examining the ex vivo biomechanical properties of acutely expanded skin flaps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen fresh male cadavers were tested. On both sides of each cadaver, a 4 × 10 cm, the laterally based flap was raised at the external auditory canal of the scalp and a 15 × 8 cm, the proximately based flap was raised at the lateral arm, anterior thorax, and lateral thigh...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239597/perceived-cognitive-deficits-are-associated-with-diabetes-self-management-in-a-multiethnic-sample
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Heather Cuevas, Alexa Stuifbergen
BACKGROUND: People with diabetes have almost twice the risk of developing cognitive impairment or dementia as do those without diabetes, and about half of older adults with diabetes will become functionally disabled or cognitively impaired. But diabetes requires complex self-management: patients must learn about the implications of their disease; manage their diets, physical activity, and medication; and monitor their blood glucose. Difficulties with cognition can hinder these activities...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239512/exploring-the-continuum-of-vaccine-hesitancy-between-african-american-and-white-adults-results-of-a-qualitative-study
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Sandra Quinn, Amelia Jamison, Donald Musa, Karen Hilyard, Vicki Freimuth
Vaccine delay and refusal present very real threats to public health. Since even a slight reduction in vaccination rates could produce major consequences as herd immunity is eroded, it is imperative to understand the factors that contribute to decision-making about vaccines. Recent scholarship on the concept of "vaccine hesitancy" emphasizes that vaccine behaviors and beliefs tend to fall along a continuum from refusal to acceptance. Most research on hesitancy has focused on parental decision-making about childhood vaccines, but could be extended to explore decision-making related to adult immunization against seasonal influenza...
December 29, 2016: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239454/transcriptional-analysis-of-blandm-1-and-copy-number-alteration-under-carbapenem-stress
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Deepjyoti Paul, Amitabha Bhattacharjee, Dibyojyoti Bhattacharjee, Debadatta Dhar, Anand Prakash Maurya, Atanu Chakravarty
BACKGROUND: New Delhi metallo beta-lactamase is known to compromise carbapenem therapy and leading to treatment failure. However, their response to carbapenem stress is not clearly known. Here, we have investigated the transcriptional response of blaNDM-1 and plasmid copy number alteration under carbapenem exposure. METHODS: Three blaNDM-1 harboring plasmids representing three incompatibility types (IncFIC, IncA/C and IncK) were inoculated in LB broth with and without imipenem, meropenem and ertapenem...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239446/mechanism-of-transcription-coupled-dna-modification-recognition
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REVIEW
Ji Hyun Shin, Liang Xu, Dong Wang
As a key enzyme for gene expression, RNA polymerase II (pol II) reads along the DNA template and catalyzes accurate mRNA synthesis during transcription. On the other hand, genomic DNA is under constant attack by endogenous and environmental stresses. These attack cause many DNA lesions. Pol II functions as a specific sensor that is able to recognize changes in DNA sequences and structures and induces different outcomes. A critical question in the field is how Pol II recognizes and senses these DNA modifications or lesions...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239404/impact-of-a-6-week-non-energy-restricted-ketogenic-diet-on-physical-fitness-body-composition-and-biochemical-parameters-in-healthy-adults
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Paul Urbain, Lena Strom, Lena Morawski, Anja Wehrle, Peter Deibert, Hartmut Bertz
BACKGROUND: The ketogenic diet (KD) is a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat and adequate-protein diet that without limiting calories induces different metabolic adaptations, eg, increased levels of circulating ketone bodies and a shift to lipid metabolism. Our objective was to assess the impact of a 6-week non-energy-restricted KD in healthy adults beyond cohorts of athletes on physical performance, body composition, and blood parameters. METHODS: Our single arm, before-and-after comparison study consisted of a 6-week KD with a previous preparation period including detailed instructions during classes and individual counselling by a dietitian...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239403/lipid-overload-during-gestation-and-lactation-can-independently-alter-lipid-homeostasis-in-offspring-and-promote-metabolic-impairment-after-new-challenge-to-high-fat-diet
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Laís Angélica de Paula Simino, Thaís de Fante, Marina Figueiredo Fontana, Fernanda Oliveira Borges, Márcio Alberto Torsoni, Marciane Milanski, Lício Augusto Velloso, Adriana Souza Torsoni
BACKGROUND: Nutritional status in early life is critically involved in the metabolic phenotype of offspring. However the changes triggered by maternal consumption of high-fat diet (HFD) in pre- or postnatal period should be better understood. Here we evaluated whether maternal HFD consumption during gestation and lactation could differently affect liver miR-122 and miR-370 expression leading to metabolic damages observed in offspring. Moreover, we investigate whether early overnutrition program offspring to more harmful response to HFD in later life...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239386/local-climate-heterogeneity-shapes-population-genetic-structure-of-two-undifferentiated-insular-scutellaria-species
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Huan-Yi Hsiung, Bing-Hong Huang, Jui-Tse Chang, Yao-Moan Huang, Chih-Wei Huang, Pei-Chun Liao
Spatial climate heterogeneity may not only affect adaptive gene frequencies but could also indirectly shape the genetic structure of neutral loci by impacting demographic dynamics. In this study, the effect of local climate on population genetic variation was tested in two phylogenetically close Scutellaria species in Taiwan. Scutellaria taipeiensis, which was originally assumed to be an endemic species of Taiwan Island, is shown to be part of the widespread species S. barbata based on the overlapping ranges of genetic variation and climatic niches as well as their morphological similarity...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239340/dopamine-induced-changes-in-g%C3%AE-olf-protein-levels-in-striatonigral-and-striatopallidal-medium-spiny-neurons-underlie-the-genesis-of-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia-in-parkinsonian-mice
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Ryoma Morigaki, Shinya Okita, Satoshi Goto
The dopamine precursor, l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (l-DOPA), exerts powerful therapeutic effects but eventually generates l-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). LID has a close link with deregulation of striatal dopamine/cAMP signaling, which is integrated by medium spiny neurons (MSNs). Olfactory type G-protein α subunit (Gαolf), a stimulatory GTP-binding protein encoded by the GNAL gene, is highly concentrated in the striatum, where it positively couples with dopamine D1 (D1R) receptor and adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) to increase intracellular cAMP levels in MSNs...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239337/local-and-distant-dysregulation-of-synchronization-around-interictal-spikes-in-bects
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Emilie Bourel-Ponchel, Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, Patrick Berquin, Fabrice Wallois
Objective: High Density electroencephalography (HD EEG) is the reference non-invasive technique to investigate the dynamics of neuronal networks in Benign Epilepsy with Centro-Temporal Spikes (BECTS). Analysis of local dynamic changes surrounding Interictal Epileptic Spikes (IES) might improve our knowledge of the mechanisms that propel neurons to the hypersynchronization of IES in BECTS. Transient distant changes in the dynamics of neurons populations may also interact with neuronal networks involved in various functions that are impaired in BECTS patients...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239313/second-korean-guidelines-for-the-management-of-ulcerative-colitis
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REVIEW
Chang Hwan Choi, Won Moon, You Sun Kim, Eun Soo Kim, Bo-In Lee, Yunho Jung, Yong Sik Yoon, Heeyoung Lee, Dong Il Park, Dong Soo Han
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterized by a relapsing and remitting course. The direct and indirect costs of the treatment of UC are high, and the quality of life of patients is reduced, especially during exacerbation of the disease. The incidence and prevalence of UC in Korea are still lower than those of Western countries, but have been rapidly increasing during the past decades. Various medical and surgical therapies, including biologics, are currently used for the management of UC...
January 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239231/genome-wide-discovery-of-dna-polymorphisms-in-mei-prunus-mume-sieb-et-zucc-an-ornamental-woody-plant-with-contrasting-tree-architecture-and-their-functional-relevance-for-weeping-trait
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Jie Zhang, Kai Zhao, Dan Hou, Junhuo Cai, Qixiang Zhang, Tangren Cheng, Huitang Pan, Weiru Yang
Next-generation sequencing technologies provide opportunities to ascertain the genetic basis of phenotypic differences, even in the closely related cultivars via detection of large amount of DNA polymorphisms. In this study, we performed whole-genome re-sequencing of two mei cultivars with contrasting tree architecture. 75.87 million 100 bp pair-end reads were generated, with 92 % coverage of the genome. Re-sequencing data of two former upright mei cultivars were applied for detecting DNA polymorphisms, since we were more interested in variations conferring weeping trait...
2017: Plant Molecular Biology Reporter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239153/mimivirus-leading-the-way-in-the-discovery-of-giant-viruses-of-amoebae
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REVIEW
Philippe Colson, Bernard La Scola, Anthony Levasseur, Gustavo Caetano-Anollés, Didier Raoult
The accidental discovery of the giant virus of amoeba - Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus (APMV; more commonly known as mimivirus) - in 2003 changed the field of virology. Viruses were previously defined by their submicroscopic size, which probably prevented the search for giant viruses, which are visible by light microscopy. Extended studies of giant viruses of amoebae revealed that they have genetic, proteomic and structural complexities that were not thought to exist among viruses and that are comparable to those of bacteria, archaea and small eukaryotes...
February 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238893/dna-analysis-of-cattle-parasitic-protozoan-tritrichomonas-foetus-after-photodynamic-therapy
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A Margraf-Ferreira, I C S Carvalho, S M Machado, C Pacheco-Soares, C W Galvão, R M Etto, N S da Silva
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a modality of therapy that involves the activation of photosensitive substances and the generation of cytotoxic oxygen species and free radicals to promote the selective destruction of target tissues. This study analyzed the application of PDT to Tritrichomonas foetus, a scourged and etiological agent of bovine trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infectious disease. As it is an amitochondrial and aerotolerant protozoan, it produces energy under low O2 tension via hydrogenosome...
February 23, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238860/who-needs-the-hotspot-the-effect-of-temperature-on-the-fish-host-immune-response-to-tetracapsuloides-bryosalmonae-the-causative-agent-of-proliferative-kidney-disease
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Christyn Bailey, Helmut Segner, Ayako Casanova-Nakayama, Thomas Wahli
Proliferative kidney disease (PKD) of salmonids, caused by Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae may lead to high mortalities at elevated water temperatures. However, it has not yet been investigated how temperature affects the fish host immune response to T. bryosalmonae. We exposed YOY (young of the year) rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) to T. bryosalmonae at two temperatures (12 °C and 15 °C) that reflect a realistic environmental scenario and could occur in the natural habitat of salmonids. We followed the development of the parasite, host pathology and immune response over seven weeks...
February 23, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238819/alkylphospholipids-an-update-on-molecular-mechanisms-and-clinical-relevance
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REVIEW
Pablo Ríos-Marco, Carmen Marco, Xiomara Gálvez, Jose M Jiménez-López, María P Carrasco
Alkylphospholipid (APL) represent a new class of drugs which do not interact directly with DNA but act on the cell membrane where they accumulate and interfere with lipid metabolism and signalling pathways. This review summarizes the mode of action at the molecular level of these compounds. In this sense, a diversity of mechanisms has been suggested to explain the actions of clinically-relevant APLs, in particular, in cancer treatment. One consistently reported finding is that APLs reduce the biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine (PC) by inhibiting the rate-limiting enzyme CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase (CT)...
February 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238818/the-conformation-of-human-phospholipid-scramblase-1-as-studied-by-infrared-spectroscopy-effects-of-calcium-and-detergent
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Nagore Andraka, Lissete Sánchez-Magraner, Marcos García-Pacios, Félix M Goñi, José L R Arrondo
Human phospholipid scramblase 1 (SCR) is a membrane protein that catalyzes the transmembrane (flip-flop) motion of phospholipids. It can also exist in a non membrane-bound form in the nucleus, where it modulates several aspects of gene expression. Catalysis of phospholipid flip-flop requires the presence of millimolar Ca(2+), and occurs in the absence of ATP. Membrane-bound SCR contains a C-terminal α-helical domain embedded in the membrane bilayer. The latter domain can be removed giving rise to a stable truncated mutant SCRΔ that is devoid of scramblase activity...
February 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238769/effects-of-raloxifene-on-portal-hypertension-and-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-cirrhotic-rats
#20
Ching-Chih Chang, Wen-Shin Lee, Chiao-Lin Chuang, I-Fang Hsin, Shao-Jung Hsu, Ting Chang, Hui-Chun Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Shou-Dong Lee
Raloxifene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, has been used extensively for osteoporosis. In addition to the effect of osteoporosis treatment, emerging evidences show that raloxifene affects the vascular function in different tissues. Cirrhosis is characterized with portal hypertension and complicated with hepatic encephalopathy. Portal hypertension affects portal-systemic shunt which leads to hepatic encephalopathy that the vascular modulation might influence severity of hepatic encephalopathy. Herein, we evaluated the impact of raloxifene on bile duct ligation (BDL)-induced cirrhotic rats...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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