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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651371/sleep-and-physiological-dysregulation-a-closer-look-at-sleep-intraindividual-variability
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Bei Bei, Teresa E Seeman, Judith E Carroll, Joshua F Wiley
Study Objectives: Variable daily sleep (i.e., higher intraindividual variability; IIV) is associated with negative health consequences, but potential physiological mechanisms are poorly understood. This study examined the associations between sleep timing, duration, and quality IIV and physiological dysregulation, with diurnal cortisol trajectories as a proximal outcome, and allostatic load (AL) as a multi-system distal outcome. Methods: Participants are 436 adults (Mage±SD=54...
June 23, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650814/multi-label-classification-by-semi-supervised-singular-value-decomposition
#2
Liping Jing, Chenyang Shen, Liu Yang, Jian Yu, Michael K Ng
Multi-label problems arise in various domains including automatic multimedia data categorization, and have generated significant interest in computer vision and machine learning community. However, existing methods do not adequately address two key challenges: exploiting correlations between labels and making up for the lack of labeled data or even missing labeled data. In this paper, we proposed to use a semi-supervised singular value decomposition to handle these two challenges. The proposed model takes advantage of the nuclear norm regularization on the singular value decomposition to effectively capture the label correlations...
June 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650664/the-dynamical-transition-of-lipid-multi-lamellar-bilayers-as-a-matter-of-cooperativity
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Judith Peters, Jérémie Marion, Francesca Natali, Efim Kats, Dominique J Bicout
The present study is the application of a two-state model formerly developed by Bicout, D.J. and and Zaccai, G., Biophys J 2001, 80 (3), 1115-23 1 to describe the dynamical transition exhibited in the atomic mean square displacements of biological samples in terms of dynamic and thermodynamic parameters. Data were obtained by elastic incoherent neutron scattering on 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine lipid membranes in various hydration states and on one partially per-deuterated lipid membrane. Fitting the data with the model allowed investigating which parts of lipid molecules were mainly involved in the dynamical transition, heads, tails or both...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647163/observer-based-distributed-adaptive-fault-tolerant-containment-control-of-multi-agent-systems-with-general-linear-dynamics
#4
Dan Ye, Mengmeng Chen, Kui Li
In this paper, we consider the distributed containment control problem of multi-agent systems with actuator bias faults based on observer method. The objective is to drive the followers into the convex hull spanned by the dynamic leaders, where the input is unknown but bounded. By constructing an observer to estimate the states and bias faults, an effective distributed adaptive fault-tolerant controller is developed. Different from the traditional method, an auxiliary controller gain is designed to deal with the unknown inputs and bias faults together...
June 22, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646868/comprehensive-benchmarking-of-markov-chain-monte-carlo-methods-for-dynamical-systems
#5
Benjamin Ballnus, Sabine Hug, Kathrin Hatz, Linus Görlitz, Jan Hasenauer, Fabian J Theis
BACKGROUND: In quantitative biology, mathematical models are used to describe and analyze biological processes. The parameters of these models are usually unknown and need to be estimated from experimental data using statistical methods. In particular, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods have become increasingly popular as they allow for a rigorous analysis of parameter and prediction uncertainties without the need for assuming parameter identifiability or removing non-identifiable parameters...
June 24, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646471/decoding-early-myelopoiesis-from-dynamics-of-core-endogenous-network
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Hang Su, Gaowei Wang, Ruoshi Yuan, Junqiang Wang, Ying Tang, Ping Ao, Xiaomei Zhu
A decade ago mainstream molecular biologists regarded it impossible or biologically ill-motivated to understand the dynamics of complex biological phenomena, such as cancer genesis and progression, from a network perspective. Indeed, there are numerical difficulties even for those who were determined to explore along this direction. Undeterred, seven years ago a group of Chinese scientists started a program aiming to obtain quantitative connections between tumors and network dynamics. Many interesting results have been obtained...
May 29, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643857/ceria-zirconia-nanoparticles-as-enhanced-multi-antioxidant-for-sepsis-treatment
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Min Soh, Dong-Wan Kang, Han-Gil Jeong, Dokyoon Kim, Do Yeon Kim, Wookjin Yang, Changyeong Song, Seungmin Baik, In-Young Choi, Seul-Ki Ki, Hyek Jin Kwon, Taeho Kim, Chi Kyung Kim, Seung-Hoon Lee, Taeghwan Hyeon
The two oxidation states of ceria nanoparticles, Ce3+ and Ce4+, play a pivotal role in scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS). In particular, Ce3+ is largely responsible for removing O2- and *OH that are associated with inflammatory response and cell death. Here, we report the synthesis of 2 nm ceria-zirconia nanoparticles (CZ NPs) that possess a higher Ce3+/Ce4+ ratio and faster conversion from Ce4+ to Ce3+ than those exhibited by ceria nanoparticles. The obtained Ce0.7Zr0.3O2 (7CZ) NPs greatly improve ROS scavenging performance, thus regulating inflammatory cells in a very low dose...
June 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640857/glucose-dysregulation-and-response-to-common-anti-diabetic-agents-in-the-fatzo-pco-mouse
#8
Richard G Peterson, Charles Van Jackson, Karen M Zimmerman, Jorge Alsina-Fernandez, M Dodson Michael, Paul J Emmerson, Tamer Coskun
The FATZO/Pco mouse is the result of a cross of the C57BL/6J and AKR/J strains. The crossing of these two strains and the selective inbreeding for obesity, insulin resistance and hyperglycemia has resulted in an inbred strain exhibiting obesity in the presumed presence of an intact leptin pathway. Routinely used rodent models for obesity and diabetes research have a monogenic defect in leptin signaling that initiates obesity. Given that obesity and its sequelae in humans are polygenic in nature and not associated with leptin signaling defects, the FATZO mouse may represent a more translatable rodent model for study of obesity and its associated metabolic disturbances...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640810/lassim-a-network-inference-toolbox-for-genome-wide-mechanistic-modeling
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Rasmus Magnusson, Guido Pio Mariotti, Mattias Köpsén, William Lövfors, Danuta R Gawel, Rebecka Jörnsten, Jörg Linde, Torbjörn Nordling, Elin Nyman, Sylvie Schulze, Colm E Nestor, Huan Zhang, Gunnar Cedersund, Mikael Benson, Andreas Tjärnberg, Mika Gustafsson
Recent technological advancements have made time-resolved, quantitative, multi-omics data available for many model systems, which could be integrated for systems pharmacokinetic use. Here, we present large-scale simulation modeling (LASSIM), which is a novel mathematical tool for performing large-scale inference using mechanistically defined ordinary differential equations (ODE) for gene regulatory networks (GRNs). LASSIM integrates structural knowledge about regulatory interactions and non-linear equations with multiple steady state and dynamic response expression datasets...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633551/a-pareto-based-ensemble-with-feature-and-instance-selection-for-learning-from-multi-class-imbalanced-datasets
#10
Alberto Fernández, Cristobal José Carmona, María José Del Jesus, Francisco Herrera
Imbalanced classification is related to those problems that have an uneven distribution among classes. In addition to the former, when instances are located into the overlapped areas, the correct modeling of the problem becomes harder. Current solutions for both issues are often focused on the binary case study, as multi-class datasets require an additional effort to be addressed. In this research, we overcome these problems by carrying out a combination between feature and instance selections. Feature selection will allow simplifying the overlapping areas easing the generation of rules to distinguish among the classes...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633524/charge-migration-in-eyring-walter-and-kimball-s-1944-model-of-the-electronically-excited-hydrogen-molecule-ion
#11
Dennis J Diestler, Gunter Hermann, Jörn Manz
In an elementary variational treatment of the electronic structure of H2+ Eyring, Walter and Kimball (EWK) serendipitously discovered charge migration (CM) in 1944. Using an analytic expression for the electronic probability density (EPD), they found that if the electron is initially localized on one of the protons (by taking the initial state to be a superposition of the ground and first-excited electronic energy eigenstates), then it oscillates adiabatically between fixed protons with a period T inversely proportional to the energy gap between the eigenstates...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630493/simultaneous-extraction-of-density-of-states-width-carrier-mobility-and-injection-barriers-in-organic-semiconductors
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Pasquale Claudio Africa, Carlo de Falco, Francesco Maddalena, Mario Caironi, Dario Natali
The predictive accuracy of state-of-the-art continuum models for charge transport in organic semiconductors is highly dependent on the accurate tuning of a set of parameters whose values cannot be effectively estimated either by direct measurements or by first principles. Fitting the complete set of model parameters at once to experimental data requires to set up extremely complex multi-objective optimization problems whose solution is, on the one hand, overwhelmingly computationally expensive and, on the other, it provides no guarantee of the physical soundness of the value obtained for each individual parameter...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627929/design-of-the-hptn-065-tlc-plus-study-a-study-to-evaluate-the-feasibility-of-an-enhanced-test-link-to-care-plus-treat-approach-for-hiv-prevention-in-the-united-states
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Theresa Gamble, Bernard Branson, Deborah Donnell, H Irene Hall, Georgette King, Blayne Cutler, Shannon Hader, David Burns, Jason Leider, Angela Fulwood Wood, Kevin G Volpp, Kate Buchacz, Wafaa M El-Sadr
Background/Aims HIV continues to be a major public health threat in the United States, and mathematical modeling has demonstrated that the universal effective use of antiretroviral therapy among all HIV-positive individuals (i.e. the "test and treat" approach) has the potential to control HIV. However, to accomplish this, all the steps that define the HIV care continuum must be achieved at high levels, including HIV testing and diagnosis, linkage to and retention in clinical care, antiretroviral medication initiation, and adherence to achieve and maintain viral suppression...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627566/theoretical-study-of-one-electron-oxidized-salen-complexes-of-group-7-mn-iii-tc-iii-and-re-iii-and-group-10-metals-ni-ii-pd-ii-and-pt-ii-with-the-3d-rism-gmc-qdpt-method-localized-vs-delocalized-ground-and-excited-states-in-solution
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Shinji Aono, Masayuki Nakagaki, Shigeyoshi Sakaki
One-electron oxidized salen complexes of Mn(iii) and Ni(ii) were recently reported to be unique mixed-valence compounds. Their electronic structures are sensitive to the salen ligand and solvation. We systematically investigated a series of one-electron oxidized salen complexes of group 7 metals (Mn(iii), Tc(iii), and Re(iii)) and their group 10 analogues (Ni(ii), Pd(ii), and Pt(ii)) using the general multi-configuration reference quasi-degenerate perturbation theory (GMC-QDPT) which was combined with the three-dimensional reference interaction site model self-consistent field theory (3D-RISM-SCF) to incorporate the solvation effect...
June 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627424/channeling-in-native-microbial-pathways-implications-and-challenges-for-metabolic-engineering
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REVIEW
Mary H Abernathy, Lian He, Yinjie J Tang
Intracellular enzymes can be organized into a variety of assemblies, shuttling intermediates from one active site to the next. Eukaryotic compartmentalization within mitochondrion and peroxisomes and substrate tunneling within multi-enzyme complexes have been well recognized. Intriguingly, the central pathways in prokaryotes may also form extensive channels, including the heavily branched glycolysis pathway. In vivo channeling through cascade enzymes is difficult to directly measure, but can be inferred from in vitro tests, reaction thermodynamics, transport/reaction modeling, analysis of molecular diffusion and protein interactions, or steady state/dynamic isotopic labeling...
June 13, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626613/modelling-environmental-drivers-of-black-band-disease-outbreaks-in-populations-of-foliose-corals-in-the-genus-montipora
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Carla C M Chen, David G Bourne, Christopher C Drovandi, Kerrie Mengersen, Bette L Willis, M Julian Caley, Yui Sato
Seawater temperature anomalies associated with warming climate have been linked to increases in coral disease outbreaks that have contributed to coral reef declines globally. However, little is known about how seasonal scale variations in environmental factors influence disease dynamics at the level of individual coral colonies. In this study, we applied a multi-state Markov model (MSM) to investigate the dynamics of black band disease (BBD) developing from apparently healthy corals and/or a precursor-stage, termed 'cyanobacterial patches' (CP), in relation to seasonal variation in light and seawater temperature at two reef sites around Pelorus Island in the central sector of the Great Barrier Reef...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624371/histone-ubiquitination-in-the-dna-damage-response
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REVIEW
Michael Uckelmann, Titia K Sixma
DNA double strand breaks need to be repaired in an organized fashion to preserve genomic integrity. In the organization of faithful repair, histone ubiquitination plays a crucial role. Recent findings suggest an integrated model for DNA repair regulation through site-specific histone ubiquitination and crosstalk to other posttranslational modifications. Here we discuss how site-specific histone ubiquitination is achieved on a molecular level and how different multi-protein complexes work together to integrate different histone ubiquitination states...
June 9, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620314/orexin-system-the-key-for-a-healthy-life
#18
REVIEW
Sergio Chieffi, Marco Carotenuto, Vincenzo Monda, Anna Valenzano, Ines Villano, Francesco Precenzano, Domenico Tafuri, Monica Salerno, Nicola Filippi, Francesco Nuccio, Maria Ruberto, Vincenzo De Luca, Luigi Cipolloni, Giuseppe Cibelli, Maria P Mollica, Diego Iacono, Ersilia Nigro, Marcellino Monda, Giovanni Messina, Antonietta Messina
The orexin-A/hypocretin-1 and orexin-B/hypocretin-2 are neuropeptides synthesized by a cluster of neurons in the lateral hypothalamus and perifornical area. Orexin neurons receive a variety of signals related to environmental, physiological and emotional stimuli, and project broadly to the entire CNS. Orexin neurons are "multi-tasking" neurons regulating a set of vital body functions, including sleep/wake states, feeding behavior, energy homeostasis, reward systems, cognition and mood. Furthermore, a dysfunction of orexinergic system may underlie different pathological conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619388/metabolomics-highlights-pharmacological-bioactivity-and-biochemical-mechanism-of-traditional-chinese-medicine
#19
REVIEW
Ming Wang, Lin Chen, Dan Liu, Hua Chen, Dan-Dan Tang, Ying-Yong Zhao
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has attracted increasing interest throughout the world because of its potential complementary therapy and an abundant source for new drug discovery. TCM possesses the significant bioactivity of the use of multi-component drugs and can act multiple targets by multiple components. Metabolomics is a holistic investigation of numerous metabolite responses of complex biology systems to pathological stimuli and drug treatments based on the global metabolic profiles in complex biological matrixes...
June 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619086/patterns-of-venous-thromboembolism-risk-in-patients-with-localized-colorectal-cancer-undergoing-adjuvant-chemotherapy-or-active-surveillance-an-observational-cohort-study
#20
Jakob Michael Riedl, Florian Posch, Angelika Bezan, Joanna Szkandera, Maria Anna Smolle, Thomas Winder, Christopher H Rossmann, Renate Schaberl-Moser, Martin Pichler, Michael Stotz, Herbert Stöger, Armin Gerger
BACKGROUND: Venous thromoboembolism (VTE) is a frequent and burdensome complication of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the epidemiology of VTE in patients with localized CRC after surgery in curative intent is incompletely understood. In this single-center observational cohort study, we investigate patterns of VTE risk in localized CRC, and define its relationship with baseline risk factors, adjuvant chemotherapy and CRC recurrence. METHODS: Five-hundred-sixteen patients with stage II/III CRC were included retrospectively at the time of surgery, and followed until the occurrence of VTE, CRC recurrence, or death (median age = 65...
June 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
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