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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550792/social-stress-contagion-in-rats-behavioural-autonomic-and-neuroendocrine-correlates
#1
Luca Carnevali, Nicola Montano, Rosario Statello, Gino Coudé, Federica Vacondio, Silvia Rivara, Pier Francesco Ferrari, Andrea Sgoifo
The negative emotional consequences associated with life stress exposure in an individual can affect the emotional state of social partners. In this study, we describe an experimental rat model of social stress contagion and its effects on social behaviour and cardiac autonomic and neuroendocrine functions. Adult male Wistar rats were pair-housed and one animal (designated as "demonstrator" (DEM)) was submitted to either social defeat stress (STR) by an aggressive male Wild-type rat in a separate room or just exposed to an unfamiliar empty cage (control condition, CTR), once a day for 4 consecutive days...
May 20, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550605/high-throughput-snp-genotyping-of-modern-and-wild-emmer-wheat-for-yield-and-root-morphology-using-a-combined-association-and-linkage-analysis
#2
Stuart J Lucas, Ayten Salantur, Selami Yazar, Hikmet Budak
Durum wheat (Triticum turgidum var. durum Desf.) is a major world crop that is grown primarily in areas of the world that experience periodic drought, and therefore, breeding climate-resilient durum wheat is a priority. High-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping techniques have greatly increased the power of linkage and association mapping analyses for bread wheat, but as yet there is no durum wheat-specific platform available. In this study, we evaluate the new 384HT Wheat Breeders Array for its usefulness in tetraploid wheat breeding by genotyping a breeding population of F6 hybrids, derived from multiple crosses between T...
May 26, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550366/minimally-invasive-resection-of-adrenal-masses-in-infants-and-children-results-of-a-european-multi-center-survey
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Francesco Fascetti-Leon, Giovanni Scotton, Luca Pio, Raimundo Beltrà, Paolo Caione, Ciro Esposito, Girolamo Mattioli, Amulya K Saxena, Sabine Sarnaki, Piergiorgio Gamba
BACKGROUND: Minimal access adrenal surgery (MAAS) for adrenal pathologies is the standard for many pediatric surgical centers. However, the literature offers few reports and minimal evidence from small case series. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of pediatric MAAS through a multi-center data analysis. METHOD: Pediatric patients who underwent MAAS between January 2002 and December 2013 were retrospectively included. Data analysis was conducted using Spss software (Welch's t-test, X-square, Fisher tests, multiple regression model)...
May 26, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550290/differential-methylation-is-associated-with-non-syndromic-cleft-lip-and-palate-and-contributes-to-penetrance-effects
#4
Lucas Alvizi, Xiayi Ke, Luciano Abreu Brito, Rimante Seselgyte, Gudrun E Moore, Philip Stanier, Maria Rita Passos-Bueno
Non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate (NSCLP) is a common congenital malformation with a multifactorial model of inheritance. Although several at-risk alleles have been identified, they do not completely explain the high heritability. We postulate that epigenetic factors as DNA methylation might contribute to this missing heritability. Using a Methylome-wide association study in a Brazilian cohort (67 NSCLP, 59 controls), we found 578 methylation variable positions (MVPs) that were significantly associated with NSCLP...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550283/high-resolution-bioelectrical-imaging-of-a%C3%AE-induced-network-dysfunction-on-cmos-meas-for-neurotoxicity-and-rescue-studies
#5
Hayder Amin, Thierry Nieus, Davide Lonardoni, Alessandro Maccione, Luca Berdondini
Neurotoxicity and the accumulation of extracellular amyloid-beta1-42 (Aβ) peptides are associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and correlate with neuronal activity and network dysfunctions, ultimately leading to cellular death. However, research on neurodegenerative diseases is hampered by the paucity of reliable readouts and experimental models to study such functional decline from an early onset and to test rescue strategies within networks at cellular resolution. To overcome this important obstacle, we demonstrate a simple yet powerful in vitro AD model based on a rat hippocampal cell culture system that exploits large-scale neuronal recordings from 4096-electrodes on CMOS-chips for electrophysiological quantifications...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550255/sembragiline-in-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-results-of-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-ii-trial-mayflower-road
#6
Stephane Nave, Rachelle S Doody, Mercè Boada, Timo Grimmer, Juha-Matti Savola, Paul Delmar, Meike Pauly-Evers, Tania Nikolcheva, Christian Czech, Edilio Borroni, Benedicte Ricci, Juergen Dukart, Marie Mannino, Tracie Carey, Emma Moran, Inma Gilaberte, Nicoletta Milani Muelhardt, Irene Gerlach, Luca Santarelli, Susanne Ostrowitzki, Paulo Fontoura
BACKGROUND: Sembragiline is a potent, selective, long-acting, and reversible MAO-B inhibitor developed as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of sembragiline in patients with moderate AD. METHODS: In this Phase II study (NCT01677754), 542 patients with moderate dementia (MMSE 13-20) on background acetylcholinesterase inhibitors with/without memantine were randomized (1:1:1) to sembragiline 1 mg, 5 mg, or placebo once daily orally for 52 weeks...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550110/trpm8-inhibits-endothelial-cell-migration-via-a-non-channel-function-by-trapping-the-small-gtpase-rap1
#7
Tullio Genova, Guillaume P Grolez, Chiara Camillo, Michela Bernardini, Alexandre Bokhobza, Elodie Richard, Marco Scianna, Loic Lemonnier, Donatella Valdembri, Luca Munaron, Mark R Philips, Virginie Mattot, Guido Serini, Natalia Prevarskaya, Dimitra Gkika, Alessandra Fiorio Pla
Endothelial cell adhesion and migration are critical steps of the angiogenic process, whose dysfunction is associated with tumor growth and metastasis. The TRPM8 channel has recently been proposed to play a protective role in prostate cancer by impairing cell motility. However, the mechanisms by which it could influence vascular behavior are unknown. Here, we reveal a novel non-channel function for TRPM8 that unexpectedly acts as a Rap1 GTPase inhibitor, thereby inhibiting endothelial cell motility, independently of pore function...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550100/an-alternative-surgical-approach-reduces-variability-following-filament-induction-of-experimental-stroke-in-mice
#8
M Trotman-Lucas, M E Kelly, J Janus, R Fern, C L Gibson
Animal models are critical for understanding the pathology of stroke and investigating potential treatments. However, in vivo stroke models are associated, particularly in mice, with high variability in lesion volume. We investigated whether a surgical refinement where reperfusion is not reliant on the Circle of Willis reduced outcome variability. Mice underwent 60 minutes of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion avoiding ligation of the external carotid artery. During reperfusion the common carotid artery was either ligated (standard approach), or it was repaired to allow re-establishment of blood flow through the common carotid artery...
May 26, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550041/central-nervous-system-involvement-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-is-mediated-by-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
#9
Vera Münch, Luca Trentin, Julia Herzig, Salih Demir, Felix Seyfried, Johann M Kraus, Hans A Kestler, Rolf Köhler, Thomas F E Barth, Geertruy Te Kronnie, Klaus-Michael Debatin, Lüder H Meyer
In acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), central nervous system (CNS) involvement is a major clinical concern. Despite non-detectable CNS leukemia in many cases, prophylactic CNS-directed conventional intrathecal chemotherapy is required for relapse free survival indicating subclinical CNS manifestation in most patients. However, CNS-directed therapy is associated with long-term sequelae including neurocognitive deficits and secondary neoplasms. Therefore, molecular mechanisms and pathways mediating leukemia cell entry into the CNS need to be understood in order to identify targets for prophylactic and therapeutic interventions and develop alternative CNS-directed treatment strategies...
May 26, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550022/longitudinal-assessment-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-sardinian-psychotic-patients-labsp-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study
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Diego Primavera, Mirko Manchia, Luca Deriu, Massimo Tusconi, Roberto Collu, Maria Scherma, Paola Fadda, Walter Fratta, Bernardo Carpiniello
INTRODUCTION: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a crucial role in neurodevelopment, synaptic plasticity and neuronal function and survival. Serum and plasma BDNF levels are moderately, but consistently, decreased in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) compared with healthy controls. There is a lack of knowledge, however, on the temporal manifestation of this decline. Clinical, illness course and treatment factors might influence the variation of BDNF serum levels in patients with psychosis...
May 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549964/a-strange-collection-after-surgery-for-an-aneurysm-of-the-popliteal-artery
#11
Gian Franco Veraldi, Luca Mezzetto, Roberta La Mendola, Paolo Criscenti, Marco Macrì, Albino Eccher
The popliteal fossa is the site of several diseases that may be similar in the clinical setting but very different in aetiology, treatment and prognosis. The contemporary presentation of more than one of these conditions is a rare though potentially fatal combination that may lead to a delay in the diagnosis and therapeutic approach. In this report we describe the case of a patient that presented at our Vascular Department for persistent pain and severe swelling of the right popliteal fossa eight months after the surgical treatment of a symptomatic popliteal aneurysm by mean of a dacron prosthetic graft...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548346/the-effect-of-crate-height-on-the-behavior-of-female-turkeys-during-commercial-pre-slaughter-transportation
#12
Guido Di Martino, Katia Capello, Anna Lisa Stefani, Luca Tripepi, Angelica Garbo, Marina Speri, Matteo Trolese, Michele Brichese, Stefano Marangon, Lebana Bonfanti
Limited information is available on suitable height of transport crates for turkeys. We compared behaviors and physiological indicators of four groups of 10 female turkeys each confined in either conventional (38.5 cm height) or experimental (77 cm height) crates during six commercial pre-slaughter transportations for 86 km (76 ± 4 min) along two tracts with one-lane streets, crossroads, bends, roundabouts (S1 and S2) and a highway tract (H) between S1 and S2. Only 36% of birds in the higher crates maintained a standing position...
May 26, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547566/incidence-and-predictors-of-hypoglycemia-1-year-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Anna Belligoli, Marta Sanna, Roberto Serra, Roberto Fabris, Chiara Dal Pra', Scilla Conci, Paola Fioretto, Luca Prevedello, Mirto Foletto, Roberto Vettor, Luca Busetto
INTRODUCTION: Hypoglycemia is a known adverse event following gastric bypass. The incidence of hypoglycemia after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is still under investigation. The aim of our study was to verify the presence of oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)-related hypoglycemia after LSG and to identify any baseline predictors of its occurrence. METHODS: We analyzed 197 consecutive non-diabetic morbid obese patients that underwent LSG. All patients were studied before and 12 months after LSG...
May 25, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546829/vinasse-fertirrigation-alters-soil-resistome-dynamics-an-analysis-based-on-metagenomic-profiles
#14
Lucas P P Braga, Rafael F Alves, Marina T F Dellias, Acacio A Navarrete, Thiago O Basso, Siu M Tsai
Every year around 300 Gl of vinasse, a by-product of ethanol distillation in sugarcane mills, are flushed into more than 9 Mha of sugarcane cropland in Brazil. This practice links fermentation waste management to fertilization for plant biomass production, and it is known as fertirrigation. Here we evaluate public datasets of soil metagenomes mining for changes in antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) of soils from sugarcane mesocosms repeatedly amended with vinasse. The metagenomes were annotated using the ResFam database...
2017: BioData Mining
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546573/corrigendum-acquired-cyp19a1-amplification-is-an-early-specific-mechanism-of-aromatase-inhibitor-resistance-in-er%C3%AE-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Luca Magnani, Gianmaria Frigè, Raffaella Maria Gadaleta, Giacomo Corleone, Sonia Fabris, Mannus H Kempe, Pernette J Vershure, Iros Barozzi, Valentina Vircillo, Sung-Pil Hong, Ylenia Perone, Massimo Saini, Andreas Trumpp, Giuseppe Viale, Antonino Neri, Simak Ali, Marco Angelo Colleoni, Giancarlo Pruneri, Saverio Minucci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546496/genome-sequence-of-brevibacillus-laterosporus-uniss-18-a-pathogen-of-mosquitoes-and-flies
#16
Salvatore Camiolo, Andrea Porceddu, Luca Ruiu
The entomopathogenic properties of Brevibacillus laterosporus UNISS 18 against insects are well documented. Here, we report the whole-genome sequence of this strain, which revealed the presence of several insecticide action-related genes. The deriving genetic information will help to elucidate the mechanisms underlying strain specificity and virulence against diverse target pests.
May 25, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546463/a-phase-ii-study-of-everolimus-plus-oral-prednisone-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-cancer
#17
Cristian Lolli, Valentina Gallà, Giuseppe Schepisi, Domenico Barone, Salvatore Luca Burgio, Antonio Maugeri, Bernadette Vertogen, Dino Amadori, Ugo De Giorgi
LESSONS LEARNED: The combination of everolimus and low-dose prednisone administered daily was hypothesized to prevent noninfectious pneumonitis (NIP) and mucositis, two common adverse events related to everolimus. Although mucositis was detected in only one case, all-grade NIP occurred in four of eight cases (50%), and this was considered enough to stop accrual of the study.These data suggest the need for careful monitoring of patients receiving everolimus who are treated with corticosteroids...
May 25, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545933/extracting-multidimensional-stimulus-response-correlations-using-hybrid-encoding-decoding-of-neural-activity
#18
REVIEW
Jacek P Dmochowski, Jason Ki, Paul DeGuzman, Paul Sajda, Lucas C Parra
In neuroscience, stimulus-response relationships have traditionally been analyzed using either encoding or decoding models. Here we propose a hybrid approach that decomposes neural activity into multiple components, each representing a portion of the stimulus. The technique is implemented via canonical correlation analysis (CCA) by temporally filtering the stimulus (encoding) and spatially filtering the neural responses (decoding) such that the resulting components are maximally correlated. In contrast to existing methods, this approach recovers multiple correlated stimulus-response pairs, and thus affords a richer, multidimensional analysis of neural representations...
May 22, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545811/a-customized-ino-therapy-device-for-use-in-neonatal-emergency-transport
#19
Carlo Bellini, Luca A Ramenghi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545772/plasma-vitamin-d-and-osteo-cartilaginous-markers-in-italian-males-affected-by-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-focus-on-seasonal-and-pathological-trend-of-type-ii-collagen-degradation
#20
Marco Brayda-Bruno, Marco Viganò, Sabina Cauci, Jacopo A Vitale, Laura de Girolamo, Paola De Luca, Giovanni Lombardi, Giuseppe Banfi, Alessandra Colombini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate plasma vitamin D and cross-linked C-telopeptides of type I (CTx-I) and type II (CTx-II) collagen concentrations in males with lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (IVD) compared to healthy controls. Improved knowledge might suggest to optimize the vitamin D status of IVD patients and contribute to clarify mechanisms of cartilage degradation. METHODS: 79 Italian males with lumbar IVD assessed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and 79 age, sex and BMI-matched healthy controls were enrolled...
May 22, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
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