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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143155/language-and-social-emotional-and-behavioural-wellbeing-from-4-to-7%C3%A2-years-a-community-based-study
#1
Penny Levickis, Emma Sciberras, Cristina McKean, Laura Conway, Angela Pezic, Fiona K Mensah, Edith L Bavin, Lesley Bretherton, Patricia Eadie, Margot Prior, Sheena Reilly
Language disorder (LD) and social-emotional and behavioural (SEB) difficulties are common childhood problems that often co-occur. While there is clear evidence of these associations from clinical samples, less is known about community samples. This paper examines these associations in children aged 4-7 years from a community-based longitudinal study. 771 families provided questionnaire and assessment data at 4, 5 and 7 years. Parent-reported SEB difficulties were measured at each point (SDQ). Child language was directly assessed at 4 (CELF-P2), 5 and 7 years (CELF-4)...
November 15, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138415/determining-phase-coherence-time-of-stored-light-in-warm-atomic-vapor
#2
Taek Jeong, Jumi Park, Han Seb Moon
In quantum memory based on an atomic medium, we may have a question about whether all information on the stored light is preserved. In particular, the phase coherence between the stored and retrieval light pulses is very interesting, because it can indicate the relationship between the coherence time and storage time of the light. In this paper, we investigate the phase coherence time of light stored in a warm atomic vapor, by examining the beat-note interference between the retrieval light pulse and a reference light beam optically delayed using an optical fiber...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131072/il-21-is-increased-in-nasal-polyposis-and-after-stimulation-with-staphylococcus-aureus-enterotoxin-b
#3
Lien Calus, Lara Derycke, Melissa Dullaers, Thibaut Van Zele, Natalie De Ruyck, Claudina Pérez-Novo, Gabriele Holtappels, Geert De Vos, Bart N Lambrecht, Claus Bachert, Philippe Gevaert
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) is an inflammatory disease associated with lymphoid aggregates and local IgE production related to Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins. T-follicular helper cells and their effector cytokine interleukin (IL)-21 play an important role in germinal center proliferation. METHODS: IL-21 was determined on the mRNA level by qPCR in nasal tissue of 3 groups of patients: control (n = 17), chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP; n = 23), and CRSwNP (n = 35)...
November 9, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112896/staphylococcal-food-poisoning-caused-by-staphylococcus-argenteus-harboring-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-genes
#4
Yuki Wakabayashi, Kaoru Umeda, Shinya Yonogi, Hiromi Nakamura, Kaori Yamamoto, Yuko Kumeda, Kentaro Kawatsu
Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is caused by staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs) preformed in food materials. SE genes are encoded on mobile genetic elements and are widely found across Staphylococcus species including S. argenteus, although most SFP cases are caused by S. aureus. S. argenteus, recently discriminated from S. aureus as a novel species, are non-pigmented staphylococci phenotypically related to S. aureus. In 2014 and 2015, two independent food poisoning cases occurred in Osaka, Japan, in which non-pigmented staphylococci were predominantly isolated...
October 22, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103153/humoral-immune-consequences-of-staphylococcus-aureus-st239-associated-bacteremia
#5
H Ghasemzadeh-Moghaddam, Wjb van Wamel, A van Belkum, R A Hamat, M Tavakol, V K Neela
The humoral immune responses against 46 different staphylococcal antigens in 27 bacteremia patients infected by clonally related methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains of a single sequence type (ST) 239 were investigated. A group of non-infected patients (n = 31) hospitalized for different reasons served as controls. All strains were confirmed as ST 239 by S. aureus and mecA-specific PCR, spa, and multi-locus sequence typing (MLST). In each bacteremia patient, a unique pattern of S. aureus antigen-specific immune responses after infection was observed...
November 4, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099921/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-minas-frescal-cheese-evaluation-of-classic-enterotoxin-genes-antimicrobial-resistance-and-clonal-diversity
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Alice Gonçalves Martins Gonzalez, Leila Márcia Peres Marques, Marcel da Silva Amorim Gomes, JhonathanCampos do Couto Beltrão, Marcos Gabriel Pinheiro, Luciana Maria Ramires Esper, Geraldo Renato de Paula, Lenise Arneiro Teixeira, Fábio Aguiar-Alves
This study aimed to investigate classical enterotoxin (sea to see) and mecA genes, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and anitimicrobial susceptibility, by disc diffusion test of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from minas frescal cheese (MFC). All methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates were investigated for the presence of PVL genes and clonal diversity. Thirty-one S. aureus were isolated from four MFC samples. Seven (22.6%) S. aureus carried mecA gene and two of them carried enterotoxin genes seb/sec and sea/seb...
November 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099841/arytenoid-cartilage-movements-are-hypokinetic-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-quantitative-dynamic-computerised-tomographic-study
#7
Laura Perju-Dumbrava, Ken Lau, Debbie Phyland, Vicki Papanikolaou, Paul Finlay, Richard Beare, Philip Bardin, Stephen Stuckey, Peter Kempster, Dominic Thyagarajan
BACKGROUND: Voice change is one of the earliest features of Parkinson's disease. However, quantitative studies of vocal fold dynamics which are needed to provide insight into disease biology, aid diagnosis, or track progression, are few. METHODS: We therefore quantified arytenoid cartilage movements and glottic area during repeated phonation in 15 patients with Parkinson's disease (symptom duration < 6 years) and 19 controls, with 320-slice computerised tomography (CT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095152/structure-of-the-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-b-vaccine-candidate-s19-showing-eliminated-superantigen-activity
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Woo Hyeon Jeong, Dong Hyun Song, Gyeung Haeng Hur, Seong Tae Jeong
Four mutations (N23A, Y90A, R110A and F177A) were introduced into S19, a vaccine candidate for staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), resulting in a lower binding affinity towards the T-cell receptor beta chain (TCB) and reducing its superantigen activity. The structure of S19 was solved and was superposed on the native or complex structure of SEB. In the superposition model, mutations that were introduced seemed to reduce the number of hydrogen bonds at the SEB-TCB interface. S19 also displayed an unexpected structural change around the flexible-loop region owing to the Y90A mutation...
November 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039918/bioinspired-antioxidant-defense-system-constructed-by-antioxidants-eluting-electrospun-f127-based-fibers
#9
Haozheng Wang, Xiaodong Xu, Runhai Chen, Jiruo Zhao, Lele Cui, Guangkuo Sheng, Qiang Shi, Shing-Chung Wong, Jinghua Yin
Cells were continuously exposed to oxidative damage by overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) when they contacted implanted biomaterials. The strategy to prevent cells from oxidative injures remains a challenge. Inspired by the antioxidant defense system of cells, we constructed a biocompatible and ROS-responsive architecture on the substrate of styrene-b-(ethylene-co-butylene)-b-styrene elastomer (SEBS). The strategy was based on fabrication of architectures through reactive electrospinning of mixture including SEBS, acylated Pluronic F127, copolymer of poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate and 1,2-ethanedithiol (PEGDA-EDT), and antioxidants (AA-2G) and ROS-triggered release of AA-2G from microfibers to detoxify the excess ROS...
November 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031394/the-role-of-cysteinyl-leukotrienes-and-their-receptors-in-refractory-nasal-polyps
#10
Jintao Du, Luo Ba, Jiao Zhou, Lingyu Yu, Ruowu Liu, Jie Zhang, Feng Liu, Junming Xian, Shixi Liu, Yafeng Liu
Leukotriene signaling is essential in many diseases, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, atherosclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease. Nevertheless, the expression of cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) and its receptors (CYSLTRs) in different types of nasal polyps (NPs), and the role of their antagonist in the treatment of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) are not well understood. The following study investigates the expression of CysLTs and CYSLTRs in different types of NPs, as well as the role of leukotriene receptor antagonist (montelukast) in refractory NPs...
November 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993671/mdscs-are-induced-after-experimental-blunt-chest-trauma-and-subsequently-alter-antigen-specific-t-cell-responses
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Yvonne Hüsecken, Sylvia Muche, Monika Kustermann, Malena Klingspor, Annette Palmer, Sonja Braumüller, Markus Huber-Lang, Klaus-Michael Debatin, Gudrun Strauss
Severe blunt chest trauma (TxT) induces a strong inflammatory response with posttraumatic immune suppression pointing to an impaired adaptive immune response. Since CD11b(+)Gr-1(+)-expressing myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are induced after inflammation and suppress T cell responses, MDSC induction and their impact on T cell functions was analysed in an experimental TxT model. MDSCs were induced preferentially in the lung until 24 hours after TxT. Although MDSC numbers were only faintly increased in the spleen, splenic MDSCs isolated after TxT strongly inhibited alloantigen-induced T cell proliferation in vitro...
October 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990820/interleukin-2-secretion-by-t-cells-for-detection-of-biologically-active-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-type-e
#12
Reuven Rasooly, Paula Do, Bradley J Hernlem
Staphylococcus aureus is a significant worldwide source of clinical infections and foodborne illnesses; it acts through the synthesis of a group of enterotoxins (SEs) that cause gastroenteritis and also function as superantigens that activate T cells, resulting in massive cytokine production, yielding life-threatening toxicity. It is important that methods for detection and quantification of these toxins respond to their activity and not just the presence of the toxin molecule, which may be deactivated. Traditionally, live animals have been used to test for emesis following administration of the toxin-containing sample...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989146/epicutaneous-sensitization-with-ovalbumin-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-b-and-vitamin-d-analogue-induces-%C3%A2-atopic-dermatitis-in-mice
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Lina Tan, Jianyun Lu, Meilin Chen, Yaping Xiang, Qingmei Cheng, Yunsheng Liang, Jinhua Huang, Jian Huang, Jing Chen, Lihua Gao
To illuminate a method for establishment of a cost-efficient atopic dermatitis (AD) mouse model by topical application of ovalbumin (OVA), super-antigen staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), and calcipotriene ointment (CO) on the back of BALB/c mice.
 Methods: Experimental mice were topically treated with OVA/SEB or OVA/SEB/CO every other day during 15 days of induction. Clinical alterations on the skin area were monitored every other day. Epidermal thickness were measured by reflectance confocal microscope (RCM) before harvest...
September 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985621/circulating-cd4-cxcr5-t-cells-contribute-to-proinflammatory-responses-in-multiple-ways-in-coronary-artery-disease
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Ru Ding, Wenwu Gao, Zhiqing He, Feng Wu, Yang Chu, Jie Wu, Lan Ma, Chun Liang
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a common subtype of cardiovascular disease. The major contributing event is atherosclerosis, which is a progressive inflammatory condition resulting in the thickening of the arterial wall and the formation of atheromatous plaques. Recent evidence suggests that circulating CD4(+)CXCR5(+) T cells can contribute to inflammatory reactions. In this study, the frequency, phenotype, and function of circulating CD4(+)CXCR5(+) T cells in CAD patients were examined. Data showed that circulating CD4(+)CXCR5(+) T cells in CAD patients were enriched with a PD-1(+)CCR7(-) subset, which was previously identified as the most potent in B cell help...
October 3, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961520/food-poisoning-outbreak-in-tokyo-japan-caused-by-staphylococcus-argenteus
#15
Yasunori Suzuki, Hiroaki Kubota, Hisaya K Ono, Makiko Kobayashi, Konomi Murauchi, Rei Kato, Akihiko Hirai, Kenji Sadamasu
Staphylococcus argenteus is a novel species subdivided from Staphylococcus aureus. Whether this species can cause food poisoning outbreaks is unknown. This study aimed to investigate the enterotoxigenic activities of two food poisoning isolates suspected to be S. argenteus (Tokyo13064 and Tokyo13069). The results for phylogenic trees, constructed via whole genome sequencing, demonstrated that both isolates were more similar to a type strain of S. argenteus (MSHR1132) than any S. aureus strain. Moreover, the representative characteristics of S...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957255/observation-of-two-photon-interference-effect-with-a-single-non-photon-number-resolving-detector
#16
Heonoh Kim, Sang Min Lee, Osung Kwon, Han Seb Moon
Multiphoton interference effects can be measured with a single detector when two input photons are temporally well separated when compared with the dead time of the single-photon avalanche detector. Here we experimentally demonstrate that the Hong-Ou-Mandel interference effect can be observed with a single non-photon-number resolving detector via a time-delayed coincidence measurement of successive electrical signals from the detector. The two-photon interference experiment is performed by utilizing temporally well-separated pairwise weak coherent pulses, and the interference fringes are successfully measured with high visibility in the range of the limited upper bound for the weak coherent photon source...
July 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949755/length-scale-dependence-of-the-stokes-einstein-and-adam-gibbs-relations-in-model-glass-formers
#17
Anshul D S Parmar, Shiladitya Sengupta, Srikanth Sastry
The Adam-Gibbs (AG) relation connects the dynamics of a glass-forming liquid to its thermodynamics via the configurational entropy and is of fundamental importance in descriptions of glassy behavior. The breakdown of the Stokes-Einstein relation (SEB) between the diffusion coefficient and the viscosity (or structural relaxation times) in glass formers raises the question as to which dynamical quantity the AG relation describes. By performing molecular dynamics simulations, we show that the AG relation is valid over the widest temperature range for the diffusion coefficient and not for the viscosity or relaxation times...
August 4, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931933/buckling-structured-stretchable-pseudocapacitor-yarn
#18
Duck Weon Lee, Jung Han Lee, Nam Ki Min, Joon-Hyung Jin
Cable-type stretchable electrochemical pseudocapacitors based on multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) sheets and two different metal oxide nanopowders (NP), i.e., MnO2 and RuO2 are developed using a newly-devised dry painting method to mechanically fix the NP to the elastic rubber-based MWCNT electrode substrate, resulting in a porous buckling structured pseudocapacitor yarn. Highly stretchable stylene-ethylene/butylene-stylene (SEBS) is used as the supporting elastomeric core for wrapping with the MWCNT sheets and the electroactive NP...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931414/coagulase-gene-polymorphism-enterotoxigenecity-biofilm-production-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-bovine-raw-milk-in-north-west-india
#19
Vishnu Sharma, Sanjita Sharma, Dinesh Kumar Dahiya, Aarif Khan, Manisha Mathur, Aayushi Sharma
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is the predominant bacterium responsible for various diseases in animals and humans. Preventive strategies could be better implemented by understanding the prevalence, genetic patterns, and the presence of enterotoxin and biofilm-producing genes along with the antibiotic susceptibility of this organism. This study was conducted in Rajasthan, the northwestern state of India, holding the largest population of cattle that makes it the second largest milk producer in India and no such prior information is available on these aspects...
September 20, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919671/detection-of-staphylococcus-aureus-enterotoxigenic-strains-in-bovine-raw-milk-by-reversed-passive-latex-agglutination-and-multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction
#20
Asmaa Samy Mansour, Gad El-Said Wagih, Sabry D Morgan, Mahmoud Elhariri, Mona A El-Shabrawy, Azza S M Abuelnaga, E A Elgabry
AIM: This review gives an outline of the assessment of enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus tainting levels in raw milk from different sources in Egypt and characterization of enterotoxigenic strains utilizing a technique in light of PCR to identify genes coding for the production of staphylococcal enterotoxin (SE). The obtained data were compared with results from the application of the reversed passive latex. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multiplex PCR and reversed passive latex agglutination (RPLA) were used...
August 2017: Veterinary World
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