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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110363/bone-morphotypes-of-the-varus-and-valgus-knee
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E Thienpont, P E Schwab, O Cornu, J Bellemans, J Victor
BACKGROUND: Coronal deformity correction with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an important feature in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). The hypothesis of this study was that bone morphology would be different in varus and valgus deformity, both before osteoarthritis development as well as during and after the disease process of OA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study with measurements on preoperative and postoperative full leg standing radiographs of 96 patients who underwent TKA...
January 21, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108987/activation-of-sirt1-by-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-exerts-a-therapeutic-effect-on-hepatic-injury-and-inflammation
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Caroline Steinmetz, Anubha Kashyap, Nataliya Zhivkova, Henry Alizor, Isabell Ernst, Daniela Gottfried-Brand, Henning Janssen, Andreas Teufel, Henning Schulze-Bergkamen, Johannes Lotz, Jürgen Kuball, Matthias Theobald, Michael Heise, Hauke Lang, Peter R Galle, Dennis Strand, Susanne Strand
: The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory liver diseases has increased over the last years but therapeutic options are limited. Pregnancy induces a state of immune tolerance, which can result in spontaneous improvement of clinical symptoms of certain autoimmune diseases including autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). We investigated the immune suppressive mechanisms of the human pregnancy hormone chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the liver. HCG signaling activates SIRT1, which deacetylates FOXO3a, leading to repression of pro-apoptotic gene expression...
January 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108627/oncogenic-kras-targets-muc16-ca125-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Chen Liang, Yi Qin, Bo Zhang, Shunrong Ji, Si Shi, Wenyan Xu, Jiang Liu, Jinfeng Xiang, Dingkong Liang, Qiangsheng Hu, Quanxing Ni, Jin Xu, Xianjun Yu
: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a devastating disease with the 5-year survival rate less than 6%. Previous results indicated that serum levels of CA125 (encoded by MUC16) could be used to predict which groups of pancreatic cancer patients may benefit from surgery. However, the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Herein, using the Cancer Genome Atlas and clinicopathologic data obtained from our center, we demonstrate that high CA125 serum levels and expression levels of MUC16 are predictive of poor prognosis...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108419/regulation-of-protein-kinase-c-related-kinase-prk-signalling-by-the-tp%C3%AE-and-tp%C3%AE-isoforms-of-the-human-thromboxane-a2-receptor-implications-for-thromboxane-and-androgen-dependent-neoplastic-and-epigenetic-responses-in-prostate-cancer
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Aine G O'Sullivan, Eamon P Mulvaney, B Therese Kinsella
The prostanoid thromboxane (TX) A2 and its T Prostanoid receptor (the TP) are increasingly implicated in prostate cancer (PCa). Mechanistically, we recently discovered that both TPα and TPβ form functional signalling complexes with members of the protein kinase C-related kinase (PRK) family, AGC- kinases essential for the epigenetic regulation of androgen receptor (AR)-dependent transcription and promising therapeutic targets for treatment of castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Critically, similar to androgens, activation of the PRKs through the TXA2/TP signalling axis induces phosphorylation of histone H3 at Thr11 (H3Thr11), a marker of androgen-induced chromatin remodelling and transcriptional activation, raising the possibility that TXA2-TP signalling can mimic and/or enhance AR-induced cellular changes even in the absence of circulating androgens such as in CRPC...
January 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108314/mirna-638-promotes-autophagy-and-malignant-phenotypes-of-cancer-cells-via-directly-suppressing-dact3
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Yanli Ren, Yujie Chen, Xue Liang, Yan Lu, Wenting Pan, Ming Yang
Dyregulation of autophagy is implicated in human cancers and the mechanism details remains largely unclear. Herein we report the regulatory role of miR-638 in autophagy of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and breast cancer cells. We found that miR-638 overexpression promotes starvation- and rapamycin-induced autophagy. In ESCC and breast cancer cells, miR-638 acts as an oncogene and promote cell proliferation, migration, as well as invasion in vitro and in vivo. In accordance with this, we observed significantly higher miR-638 expression in ESCC and breast cancer tissues compared to normal tissues...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108173/broach-handle-design-changes-force-distribution-in-the-femur-during-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Dustin A Greenhill, Pooyan Abbasi, Kurosh Darvish, Andrew M Star
BACKGROUND: Curved broach handles were developed to overcome limited surgical exposures during total hip arthroplasty. Some authors report increased intraoperative fracture rates during limited exposures. This study evaluates mechanical force ratios transmitted to the bone while broaching with curved vs straight handles. METHODS: An experimental model utilized a 6-axis load cell to measure force distributions produced by 4 different broach handles, each with increasing offset and curvature...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107893/influence-of-stress-systems-and-physical-activity-on-different-dimensions-of-fatigue-in-female-fibromyalgia-patients
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Johanna M Doerr, Susanne Fischer, Urs M Nater, Jana Strahler
OBJECTIVE: Fatigue is a defining characteristic and one of the most debilitating features of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The mechanisms underlying different dimensions of fatigue in FMS remain unclear. The aim of the current study was to test whether stress-related biological processes and physical activity modulate fatigue experience. METHODS: Using an ambulatory assessment design, 26 female FMS patients reported general, mental, and physical fatigue levels at six time points per day for 14 consecutive days...
February 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107717/diclofenac-can-exhibit-estrogenic-modes-of-action-in-male-xenopus-laevis-and-affects-the-hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad-axis-and-mating-vocalizations
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Norah Johanna Efosa, Wibke Kleiner, Werner Kloas, Frauke Hoffmann
Diclofenac (DCF) is a non-steroidal analgesic and antiphlogistic. Due to its tremendous use, DCF can be found in the environment, especially in sewage, but also surface waters, ground and drinking water. Previous studies indicated that DCF can modulate the reproductive physiology of fish by altering the expression of important key enzymes of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad-axis (HPG-axis) and might act as an estrogenic endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC). Other studies, however, demonstrated that DCF does not exhibit any estrogenicity...
January 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106500/cortical-plasticity-of-motor-eloquent-areas-measured-by-navigated-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-patients-with-glioma
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Neal Conway, Noémie Wildschuetz, Tobias Moser, Lucia Bulubas, Nico Sollmann, Noriko Tanigawa, Bernhard Meyer, Sandro M Krieg
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to obtain a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying cerebral plasticity. Coupled with noninvasive detection of its occurrence, such an understanding has huge potential to improve glioma therapy. The authors aimed to demonstrate the frequency of plastic reshaping, find clues to the patterns behind it, and prove that it can be recognized noninvasively using navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS). METHODS The authors used nTMS to map cortical motor representation in 22 patients with gliomas affecting the precentral gyrus, preoperatively and 3-42 months postoperatively...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106224/polaronic-transport-in-iron-phosphate-glasses-containing-hfo2-and-ceo2
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Ana Šantić, Radha D Banhatti, Luka Pavić, Hüseyin Ertap, Mustafa Yüksek, Mevlüt Karabulut, Andrea Moguš-Milanković
The electrical and dielectric properties of three series of glasses, xHfO2-(40 - x)Fe2O3-60P2O5, 0 ≤ x ≤ 8 mol%, xCeO2-(40 - x)Fe2O3-60P2O5, 0 ≤ x ≤ 8 mol%, and xHfO2-(38 - x)Fe2O3-2B2O3-60P2O5 2 ≤ x ≤ 6 mol%, have been investigated by impedance spectroscopy over a wide frequency and temperature range. As expected, these glasses exhibit polaronic conductivity which strongly depends on the fraction of ferrous ions, Fe(2+)/Fetot. Following a detailed discussion on the DC conductivity, we use the MIGRATION concept to model their conductivity spectra...
January 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106121/endoplasmic-reticulum-oxidative-stress-triggers-tgf-beta-dependent-muscle-dysfunction-by-accelerating-ascorbic-acid-turnover
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Diego Pozzer, Mariagrazia Favellato, Marco Bolis, Roberto William Invernizzi, Francesca Solagna, Bert Blaauw, Ester Zito
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and oxidative stress are two related phenomena that have important metabolic consequences. As many skeletal muscle diseases are triggered by oxidative stress, we explored the chain of events linking a hyperoxidized ER (which causes ER and oxidative stress) with skeletal muscle dysfunction. An unbiased exon expression array showed that the combined genetic modulation of the two master ER redox proteins, selenoprotein N (SEPN1) and endoplasmic oxidoreductin 1 (ERO1), led to an SEPN1-related myopathic phenotype due to excessive signalling of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104798/central-metabolic-sensing-remotely-controls-nutrient-sensitive-endocrine-response-in-drosophila-via-sir2-sirt1-upd2-iis-axis
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Kushal K Banerjee, Rujuta S Deshpande, Pranavi Koppula, Champakali Ayyub, Ullas Kolthur-Seetharam
Endocrine signaling is central in coupling organismal nutrient status with maintenance of systemic metabolic homeostasis. While local nutrient sensing within the insulinogenic tissue is well-studied, distant mechanisms that relay organismal nutrient status in controlling metabolic-endocrine signaling are less understood. Here, we report a novel mechanism underlying the distant regulation of metabolic endocrine response in Drosophila melanogaster. We show that the communication between fat-body and insulin producing cells (IPCs), important for the secretion of dILPs, is regulated by the master metabolic sensor Sir2/Sirt1...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104302/stat5-drives-abnormal-proliferation-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Maria Fragiadaki, Morgane Lannoy, Madeleine Themanns, Barbara Maurer, Wouter N Leonhard, Dorien J M Peters, Richard Moriggl, Albert C M Ong
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) leads to renal failure. The hallmark of ADPKD is increased epithelial proliferation, which has been proposed to be due to atypical signaling including abnormal JAK-STAT activity. However, the relative contribution of JAK-STAT family members in promoting proliferation in ADPKD is unknown. Here, we present siRNA JAK-STAT-focused screens discovering a previously unknown proliferative role for multiple JAK-STAT components (including STAT1, STAT2, STAT4, STAT5a, and STAT5b)...
January 16, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103963/sex-differences-in-early-life-programming-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-humans-suggest-increased-vulnerability-in-females-a-systematic-review
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T Carpenter, S M Grecian, R M Reynolds
Fetal glucocorticoid overexposure is a key mechanism linking early development with later-life disease. In humans, low birth weight associates with increased fasting cortisol, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis reactivity, and with cardiovascular risk and cognitive decline. As there are sex differences in these adult diseases, we hypothesized that there may be sex differences in programming of the HPA axis in response to prenatal stressors. We conducted a systematic review following Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103440/carbon-nanotubes-mediate-fusion-of-lipid-vesicles
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Ramachandra Moorthy Bhaskara, Stephanie M Linker, Martin Vögele, Juergen Koefinger, Gerhard Hummer
The fusion of lipid membranes is opposed by high energetic barriers. In living organisms, complex protein machineries carry out this biologically essential process. Here we show that membrane-spanning carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can trigger spontaneous fusion of small lipid vesicles. In coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations, we find that a CNT bridging between two vesicles locally perturbs their lipid structure. Their outer leaflets merge as the CNT pulls lipids out of the membranes, creating an hourglass-shaped fusion intermediate with still intact inner leaflets...
January 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102105/pitching-form-determines-probabilistic-structure-of-errors-in-pitch-location
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Masahiro Shinya, Shinji Tsuchiya, Yousuke Yamada, Kimitaka Nakazawa, Kazutoshi Kudo, Shingo Oda
According to recent motor control studies, it is important to know probabilistic structure of his/her own motor errors to choose an optimal motor plan (i.e., where you aim at) to maximise the expected gain. In this study, we questioned if pitching form determines the probabilistic structure of pitching errors in baseball pitchers. Eighteen collegiate baseball pitchers with various pitching forms including right- and left-handed overarm, sidearm and underarm throwers threw 100 pitches aiming at a target located 90 cm above the ground...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101674/posterior-tail-development-in-the-salamander-eurycea-cirrigera-exploring-cellular-dynamics-across-life-stages
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Janet L Vaglia, Chet Fornari, Paula K Evans
During embryogenesis, the body axis elongates and specializes. In vertebrate groups such as salamanders and lizards, elongation of the posterior body axis (tail) continues throughout life. This phenomenon of post-embryonic tail elongation via addition of vertebrae has remained largely unexplored, and little is known about the underlying developmental mechanisms that promote vertebral addition. Our research investigated tail elongation across life stages in a non-model salamander species, Eurycea cirrigera (Plethodontidae)...
January 18, 2017: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100411/comparison-of-mid-term-results-between-conversion-total-knee-arthroplasties-following-closed-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-and-primary-total-knee-arthroplasties-a-matched-pair-study-including-patellar-symptom-and-position
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Dae Kyung Bae, Sang Jun Song, Cheol Hee Park, Hu Liang, Jung Kwon Bae
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare mid-term clinical and radiographic results of conversion total knee arthroplasties (TKA) following a closed-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) and primary TKAs. METHODS: A total of 32 conversion TKAs (29 patients) were compared with a matched control group of patients who had undergone primary TKA. The clinical results were evaluated using the Knee Society Knee and Function score, the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities score, patella score, and range of motion (ROM)...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100217/variation-in-branchial-expression-among-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-proteins-igfbps-during-atlantic-salmon-smoltification-and-seawater-exposure
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Jason P Breves, Chelsea K Fujimoto, Silas K Phipps-Costin, Ingibjörg E Einarsdottir, Björn Thrandur Björnsson, Stephen D McCormick
BACKGROUND: In preparation for migration from freshwater to marine habitats, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) undergo smoltification, a transformation that includes the acquisition of hyposmoregulatory capacity. The growth hormone (Gh)/insulin-like growth-factor (Igf) axis promotes the development of branchial ionoregulatory functions that underlie ion secretion. Igfs interact with a suite of Igf binding proteins (Igfbps) that modulate hormone activity. In Atlantic salmon smolts, igfbp4,-5a,-5b1,-5b2,-6b1 and-6b2 transcripts are highly expressed in gill...
January 18, 2017: BMC Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100021/identifying-the-biphasic-role-of-calcineurin-nfat-signaling-enables-replacement-of-sox2-in-somatic-cell-reprogramming
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Sherif Khodeer, Takumi Era
Induction of pluripotency with defined factors (Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, c-Myc) raises hopes for successful clinical trials. Despite considerable efforts, the molecular mechanism of reprogramming remains poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to identify the role of calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) in reprogramming. Our results demonstrated a biphasic role for calcineurin/NFAT signaling during reprogramming. In the early phase of reprogramming, calcineurin activity is required to maintain proper cell cycle division and for mesenchymal-epithelial transition...
January 18, 2017: Stem Cells
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