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Abhinav Kumar, Elif Melis Bicer, Paul Pfeffer, Marco P Monopoli, Kenneth A Dawson, Jonny Eriksson, Katarina Edwards, Steven Lynham, Matthew Arno, Annelie F Behndig, Anders Blomberg, Graham Somers, Dave Hassall, Lea Ann Dailey, Ben Forbes, Ian Mudway
Most inhaled nanomedicines in development are for the treatment of lung disease, yet little is known about their interaction with the respiratory tract lining fluids (RTLF). Here we combined the use of nano-silica, as a protein concentrator, with label-free snapshot proteomics (LC-MS/MS; key findings confirmed by ELISA) to generate a quantitative profile of the RTLF proteome and provided insight into the evolved corona; information that may be used in future to improve drug targeting to the lungs by inhaled medicines...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644950/hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-fanconi-anemia-and-dyskeratosis-congenita-a-minireview
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REVIEW
Mouhab Ayas
Bone marrow failure syndrome is an epithet of bone marrow failure (all or single-cell lineage) that is attributable to an underlying genetic aberration usually with a constellation of somatic abnormalities. Multiple inheritance patterns have been described in these disorders; many are transmitted in an autosomal recessive pattern, which may consequently lead to a higher prevalence of such illnesses in homogeneous societies such as Saudi Arabia, where consanguineous marriages are not uncommon. At King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, the most common entity referred for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is Fanconi anemia, followed by pure red aplasia, and, less commonly, dyskeratosis congenita, congenital neutropenia, and others...
June 15, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644485/probing-the-early-stages-of-photoreception-in-photoactive-yellow-protein-with-ultrafast-time-domain-raman-spectroscopy
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Hikaru Kuramochi, Satoshi Takeuchi, Kento Yonezawa, Hironari Kamikubo, Mikio Kataoka, Tahei Tahara
Unveiling the nuclear motions of photoreceptor proteins in action is a crucial goal in protein science in order to understand their elaborate mechanisms and how they achieve optimal selectivity and efficiency. Previous studies have provided detailed information on the structures of intermediates that appear during the later stages (>ns) of such photoreception cycles, yet the initial events immediately after photoabsorption remain unclear because of experimental challenges in monitoring nuclear rearrangements on ultrafast timescales, including protein-specific low-frequency motions...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642701/the-market-of-biopharmaceutical-medicines-a-snapshot-of-a-diverse-industrial-landscape
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Evelien Moorkens, Nicolas Meuwissen, Isabelle Huys, Paul Declerck, Arnold G Vulto, Steven Simoens
Background: Biopharmaceutical medicines represent a growing share of the global pharmaceutical market, and with many of these biopharmaceutical products facing loss of exclusivity rights, also biosimilars may now enter the biopharmaceutical market. Objectives: This study aims to identify and document which investment and development strategies are adopted by industrial players in the global biopharmaceutical market. Methods: A descriptive analysis was undertaken of the investment and development strategies of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies according to 2015 worldwide prescription drug sales...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636544/analysis-of-esr1-and-pik3ca-mutations-in-plasma-cell-free-dna-from-er-positive-breast-cancer-patients
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Takashi Takeshita, Yutaka Yamamoto, Mutsuko Yamamoto-Ibusuki, Mai Tomiguchi, Aiko Sueta, Keiichi Murakami, Yoko Omoto, Hirotaka Iwase
BACKGROUND: The measurement of ESR1 and PIK3CA mutations in plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has been studied as a non-invasive method to quickly assess and monitor endocrine therapy (ET) resistant metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients. METHODS: The subjects of this retrospective study were a total of 185 plasma samples from 86 estrogen receptor-positive BC patients, of which 151 plasma samples were from 69 MBC patients and 34 plasma samples were from 17 primary BC (PBC) patients...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635360/the-association-between-apolipoprotein-a1-c3-a5-gene-cluster-promoter-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-in-the-northern-chinese-han-population
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Yanzhe Wang, Fang Liu, Lei Li, Shumin Deng, Zhiyi He
Objective Given its effects on lipid metabolism, the apolipoprotein A1-C3-A5 ( APOA1-C3-A5) gene cluster is thought to play an important role in ischemic stroke pathogenesis. Here, we evaluated whether the APOA1-C3-A5 cluster is associated with ischemic stroke in the northern Chinese Han population. Methods This case-control study analyzed 812 patients with ischemic stroke and 844 healthy controls with regard to four APOA1-C3-A5 cluster promoter single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs670, rs2854116, rs2854117, and rs662799, using the SNaPshot Multiplex sequencing assay...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635190/characteristics-of-structured-physical-training-currently-provided-in-cardiac-patients-insights-from-the-exercise-training-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-etcr-italian-survey
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Marco Ambrosetti, Patrick Doherty, Pompilio Faggiano, Ugo Corrà, Carlo Vigorito, Dominique Hansen, Patrizio Sarto, Ana Abreu, Roberto F E Pedretti
BACKGROUND:   Uncertainty exists about current delivery levels of exercise training (ET) during Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) programmes. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate ET modalities in the real world of CR facilities in Italy. METHODS: This was an observational survey of aggregate data, collected from CR facilities on a voluntary basis. Snapshots of a single working day at a local site were made, in terms of characteristics of patients and ET programmes delivered...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632769/combining-omics-and-microscopy-to-visualize-interactions-between-the-asian-citrus-psyllid-vector-and-the-huanglongbing-pathogen-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-in-the-insect-gut
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Angela Kruse, Somayeh Fattah-Hosseini, Surya Saha, Richard Johnson, EricaRose Warwick, Kasie Sturgeon, Lukas Mueller, Michael J MacCoss, Robert G Shatters, Michelle Cilia Heck
Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, is an economically devastating bacterial disease of citrus. It is associated with infection by the gram-negative bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). CLas is transmitted by Diaphorina citri, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). For insect transmission to occur, CLas must be ingested during feeding on infected phloem sap and cross the gut barrier to gain entry into the insect vector. To investigate the effects of CLas exposure at the gut-pathogen interface, we performed RNAseq and mass spectrometry-based proteomics to analyze the transcriptome and proteome, respectively, of ACP gut tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629169/association-between-six-cetp-polymorphisms-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-uyghur-adults-from-xinjiang-china
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Huixian Hou, Rulin Ma, Heng Guo, Jia He, Yunhua Hu, Lati Mu, Yizhong Yan, Jiaolong Ma, Shugang Li, Jingyu Zhang, Yusong Ding, Mei Zhang, Qiang Niu, Jiaming Liu, Shuxia Guo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between CETP gene polymorphisms and metabolic syndrome (MS), as well as the relationship between the CETP gene polymorphisms and each component of MS. METHODS: A total of 571 individuals which were randomly selected from 5692 Uyghur adults were subdivided into two groups, including 280 patients with MS and 291 control subjects, using the group-matching method after matching for gender. We detected CETP polymorphisms (rs5882, rs1800775, rs3764261, rs12149545, rs711752, and rs708272) by using the Snapshot method...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629154/two-novel-two-stage-direction-of-arrival-estimation-algorithms-for-two-dimensional-mixed-noncircular-and-circular-sources
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Heping Shi, Wen Leng, Zhiwei Guan, Tongzhi Jin
This paper addresses the two-dimensional (2D) direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation problem with two novel methods for mixed noncircular and circular signals. The first proposed method is named the two-stage direction-of-arrival matrix (TSDOAM) method, and the other is called the two-stage rank reduction (TSRARE) method. The proposed methods utilize both the circularity and the direction-of-arrival differences between the noncircular and circular sources to estimate the 2D directions-of-arrival (DOAs). The maximum detectable 2D angle parameters of the TSDOAM and TSRARE methods are twice those of the existing methods...
June 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627771/clinical-experience-with-the-integrase-inhibitors-dolutegravir-and-elvitegravir-in-hiv-infected-patients-efficacy-safety-and-tolerance
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Purificación Cid-Silva, Josep María Llibre, Noelia Fernández-Bargiela, Luis Margusino-Framiñán, Vanesa Balboa-Barreiro, Berta Pernas-Souto, Isabel Martín-Herranz, Ángeles Castro-Iglesias, Eva Poveda-López
Two integrase inhibitors (INSTIs), Dolutegravir (DTG) and Elvitegravir/Cobicistat (EVG/COBI) have joined recently the pharmacotherapy arsenal against HIV. This study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of these INSTIs in the last two years. A retrospective observational study in patients who started DTG or EVG/COBI from January 2015 to January 2017 at a reference hospital in Northwestern Spain was done. Epidemiological, clinical and immunovirological data were recorded. A statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software...
June 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627285/older-military-veteran-care-many-still-believe-they-are-forgotten
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Cathy Young, Patricia L Conard, Myrna L Armstrong, Darlene Lacy
BACKGROUND: Almost 44% of our nation's 23 million men and women veterans are 65 years of age or older. Most are proud of their service, yet many believe their services for our country were forgotten, especially those in combat between 1950 and 1975. PURPOSE: Further information to ultimately assist their holistic well-being will be important for nursing practice as countless older veterans are beginning to obtain more care within civilian facilities. Using the Korean War (1950-1953) as a backdrop to illustrate the interconnectiveness of older veteran physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns that can occur from a military deployment, the major purposes of this article are to provide a brief historical snapshot of that war and discuss prior-era military environmental situations that now are producing the lingering effects from their combat exposure...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626611/discrimination-factors-of-carbon-and-nitrogen-stable-isotopes-in-meerkat-feces
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Shaena Montanari
Stable isotope analysis of feces can provide a non-invasive method for tracking the dietary habits of nearly any mammalian species. While fecal samples are often collected for macroscopic and genetic study, stable isotope analysis can also be applied to expand the knowledge of species-specific dietary ecology. It is somewhat unclear how digestion changes the isotope ratios of animals' diets, so more controlled diet studies are needed. To date, most diet-to-feces controlled stable isotope experiments have been performed on herbivores, so in this study I analyzed the carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in the diet and feces of the meerkat (Suricata suricatta), a small omnivorous mammal...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625908/-on-the-spot-the-use-of-4d-cta-to-differentiate-a-true-spot-sign-from-a-distal-intracranial-aneurysm
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Johanna P de Jong, Leo Kluijtmans, Martinus J van Amerongen, Mathias Prokop, Hieronymus D Boogaarts, Frederick J A Meijer
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage may arise from underlying abnormalities including aneurysms. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is widely used for the detection of possible underlying causes, which is important since it may have immediate therapeutic consequences. In addition, CTA is used to detect the so-called "spot sign", indicating active hemorrhage which carries a worse prognosis. CTA is, however, a snapshot in time. Four-dimensional CTA (4D-CTA) is a dynamic type of imaging and has emerged as a valuable imaging technique for different neurovascular disorders...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625787/structural-snapshots-and-loop-dynamics-along-the-catalytic-cycle-of-glycosyltransferase-gpgs
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David Albesa-Jové, Javier Romero-García, Enea Sancho-Vaello, F-Xabier Contreras, Ane Rodrigo-Unzueta, Natalia Comino, Ana Carreras-González, Pedro Arrasate, Saioa Urresti, Xevi Biarnés, Antoni Planas, Marcelo E Guerin
Glycosyltransferases (GTs) play a central role in nature. They catalyze the transfer of a sugar moiety to a broad range of acceptor substrates. GTs are highly selective enzymes, allowing the recognition of subtle structural differences in the sequences and stereochemistry of their sugar and acceptor substrates. We report here a series of structural snapshots of the reaction center of the retaining glucosyl-3-phosphoglycerate synthase (GpgS). During this sequence of events, we visualize how the enzyme guides the substrates into the reaction center where the glycosyl transfer reaction takes place, and unveil the mechanism of product release, involving multiple conformational changes not only in the substrates/products but also in the enzyme...
May 26, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622516/snapshot-phosphoregulation-of-mitosis
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Andrew Burgess, Jenny Vuong, Samuel Rogers, Marcos Malumbres, Seán I O'Donoghue
During mitosis, a cell divides its duplicated genome into two identical daughter cells. This process must occur without errors to prevent proliferative diseases (e.g., cancer). A key mechanism controlling mitosis is the precise timing of more than 32,000 phosphorylation and dephosphorylation events by a network of kinases and counterbalancing phosphatases. The identity, magnitude, and temporal regulation of these events have emerged recently, largely from advances in mass spectrometry. Here, we show phosphoevents currently believed to be key regulators of mitosis...
June 15, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621795/machine-learning-for-autonomous-crystal-structure-identification
#17
Wesley F Reinhart, Andrew W Long, Michael P Howard, Andrew L Ferguson, Athanassios Z Panagiotopoulos
We present a machine learning technique to discover and distinguish relevant ordered structures from molecular simulation snapshots or particle tracking data. Unlike other popular methods for structural identification, our technique requires no a priori description of the target structures. Instead, we use nonlinear manifold learning to infer structural relationships between particles according to the topology of their local environment. This graph-based approach yields unbiased structural information which allows us to quantify the crystalline character of particles near defects, grain boundaries, and interfaces...
June 16, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619765/early-termination-of-cardiovascular-trials-as-a-consequence-of-poor-accrual-analysis-of-clinicaltrials-gov-2006-2015
#18
Ileana Baldi, Corrado Lanera, Paola Berchialla, Dario Gregori
OBJECTIVES: To present a snapshot of experimental cardiovascular research with a focus on geographical and temporal patterns of early termination due to poor accrual. SETTING: The Aggregate Analysis of ClinicalTrials.gov (AACT) database, reflecting ClinicalTrials.gov as of 27 March 2016. DESIGN: The AACT database was searched for all cardiovascular clinical trials that started from January 2006 up to December 2015. RESULTS: Thirteen thousand and seven hundred twenty-nine cardiovascular trials were identified...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617788/age-at-referral-for-undescended-testes-has-anything-changed-in-a-decade
#19
Mohit Bajaj, Vipul Upadhyay
AIM: Undescended testis (UDT) affects 1-6% of males and is one of the most common disorders in paediatric surgery.Updated consensus guidelines now recommend surgical management of UDT by 18 months. We compare the age at referral and subsequent timing of orchiopexy with data published from 1996-1998 at our institution, prior to the advent of updated guidelines. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing an orchiopexy for UDT from 2014 to 2016 was conducted...
June 16, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613908/metabolomics-analysis-of-effects-of-commercial-soy-based-protein-products-in-red-drum-sciaenops-ocellatus
#20
Fabio Casu, Aaron M Watson, Justin Yost, John W Leffler, Thomas Gibson Gaylord, Frederic T Barrows, Paul A Sandifer, Michael R Denson, Daniel W Bearden
We investigated the metabolic effects of four different commercial soy-based protein products on red drum fish (Sciaenops ocellatus) using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy-based metabolomics along with unsupervised principal component analysis (PCA) to evaluate metabolic profiles in liver, muscle, and plasma tissues. Specifically, during a 12 week feeding trial, juvenile red drum maintained in an indoor recirculating aquaculture system were fed four different commercially available soy formulations, containing the same amount of crude protein, and two reference diets as performance controls: a 60% soybean meal diet that had been used in a previous trial in our lab and a natural diet...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
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