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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343983/comprehensive-cell-surface-protein-profiling-identifies-specific-markers-of-human-naive-and-primed-pluripotent-states
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Amanda J Collier, Sarita P Panula, John Paul Schell, Peter Chovanec, Alvaro Plaza Reyes, Sophie Petropoulos, Anne E Corcoran, Rachael Walker, Iyadh Douagi, Fredrik Lanner, Peter J Rugg-Gunn
Human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) exist in naive and primed states and provide important models to investigate the earliest stages of human development. Naive cells can be obtained through primed-to-naive resetting, but there are no reliable methods to prospectively isolate unmodified naive cells during this process. Here we report comprehensive profiling of cell surface proteins by flow cytometry in naive and primed human PSCs. Several naive-specific, but not primed-specific, proteins were also expressed by pluripotent cells in the human preimplantation embryo...
March 21, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333202/risk-of-rectal-neoplasia-after-colectomy-and-ileorectal-anastomosis-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Mathieu Uzzan, Julien Kirchgesner, Nadia Oubaya, Aurélien Amiot, Jean-Marc Gornet, Philippe Seksik, Stéphane Nancey, Eddy Cotte, Matthieu Allez, Gilles Boschetti, David Laharie, Nicola de Angelis, Maria Nachury, Anne-Laure Pelletier, Vered Abitbol, Mathurin Fumery, Antoine Brouquet, Anthony Buisson, Romain Altwegg, Jacques Cosnes, Yves Panis, Xavier Treton
Introduction-: Colectomy can be required in the management of ulcerative colitis (UC). While ileal pouch anal-anastomosis (IPAA) is the recommended reconstruction technique, ileorectal anastomosis (IRA) is still performed and might present some advantages. However, the risk of rectal neoplasia might limit its indication. The aims of our study were to determine the incidence of rectal neoplasias following IRA for UC and to identify risk factors associated with rectal carcinomas. Methods-: We performed a multicenter retrospective study including patients who underwent IRA for UC from 1960 to 2014 in 13 centers...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327614/partial-reprogramming-of-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-into-neurons
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Wenpo Chuang, Arun Sharma, Praveen Shukla, Guang Li, Moritz Mall, Kuppusamy Rajarajan, Oscar J Abilez, Ryoko Hamaguchi, Joseph C Wu, Marius Wernig, Sean M Wu
Direct reprogramming of somatic cells has been demonstrated, however, it is unknown whether electrophysiologically-active somatic cells derived from separate germ layers can be interconverted. We demonstrate that partial direct reprogramming of mesoderm-derived cardiomyocytes into neurons is feasible, generating cells exhibiting structural and electrophysiological properties of both cardiomyocytes and neurons. Human and mouse pluripotent stem cell-derived CMs (PSC-CMs) were transduced with the neurogenic transcription factors Brn2, Ascl1, Myt1l and NeuroD...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317382/effects-on-photovoltaic-performance-of-dialkyloxy-benzothiadiazole-copolymers-by-varying-the-thienoacene-donor
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Gururaj P Kini, Sora Oh, Zaheer Abbas, Shafket Rasool, Muhammad Jahandar, Chang Eun Song, Sang Kyu Lee, Won Suk Shin, Won-Wook So, Jong-Cheol Lee
A series of four donor-acceptor alternating copolymers based on dialkyloxy-benzothiadiazole (ROBT) as an acceptor and thienoacenes as a donor units were synthesized and tested for polymer solar cells (PSCs). These new polymers had different donor units with varied electron-donating ability (thieno[3,2-b]thiophene (TT), dithieno[3,2-b:2',3'-d]thiophene (DTT), benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene (BDT) and naphtha[1,2-b:5,6-b']dithiophene (NDT)) in the polymer backbone. To understand the effect of these thienoacenes on the optoelectronic and photovoltaic properties of the copolymers, we systematically analyzed and compared energy levels, crystallinity, morphology, charge recombination and charge carrier mobility in the resulting polymers...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317215/practice-requirements-for-psychotherapeutic-treatment-of-cancer-patients-in-the-outpatient-setting-a-survey-among-certified-psychotherapists-in-germany
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Susanne Singer, Erika Kojima, Jutta Beckerle, Bernhard Kleining, Erhard Schneider, Katrin Reuter
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to delineate the challenges psychotherapists encounter when they treat cancer patients and how they organise their practices to be able to treat them. METHODS: A random sample of certified psychotherapists, licensed by the health authorities, with training in psycho-oncology, was asked to complete a questionnaire covering the following issues: therapists' qualifications, organisation of the practice, dealing with appointment cancellations, financing, and networking...
March 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316657/comprehensive-identification-of-sphingolipid-species-by-in-silico-retention-time-and-tandem-mass-spectral-library
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Hiroshi Tsugawa, Kazutaka Ikeda, Wataru Tanaka, Yuya Senoo, Makoto Arita, Masanori Arita
BACKGROUND: Liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) is used for comprehensive metabolome and lipidome analyses. Compound identification relies on similarity matching of the retention time (RT), precursor m/z, isotopic ratio, and MS/MS spectrum with reference compounds. For sphingolipids, however, little information on the RT and MS/MS references is available. RESULTS: Negative-ion ESI-MS/MS is a useful method for the structural characterization of sphingolipids...
2017: Journal of Cheminformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315813/the-case-for-applying-tissue-engineering-methodologies-to-instruct-human-organoid-morphogenesis
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REVIEW
Carlos R Marti-Figueroa, Randolph S Ashton
Three-dimensional organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) derivatives have become widely used in vitro models for studying development and disease. Their ability to recapitulate facets of normal human development during in vitro morphogenesis produces tissue structures with unprecedented biomimicry. Current organoid derivation protocols primarily rely on spontaneous morphogenesis processes to occur within 3-D spherical cell aggregates with minimal to no exogenous control. This yields organoids containing microscale regions of biomimetic tissues, but at the macroscale (i...
March 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315738/pulmonary-sarcomatoid-carcinomas-commonly-harbor-either-potentially-targetable-genomic-alterations-or-high-tumor-mutational-burden-as-observed-by-comprehensive-genomic-profiling
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Alexa B Schrock, Shuyu D Li, Garrett M Frampton, James Suh, Eduardo Braun, Ranee Mehra, Steven Buck, Jose A Bufill, Nir Peled, Nagla Abdel Karim, Cynthia Hsieh, Manuel Doria, James Knost, Rong Chen, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Jeffrey S Ross, Philip J Stephens, Paul Fishkin, Vincent A Miller, Siraj M Ali, Balazs Halmos, Jane J Liu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) is a high-grade non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) characterized by poor prognosis and resistance to chemotherapy. Development of targeted therapeutic strategies for PSC has been hampered due to limited and inconsistent molecular characterization. METHODS: Hybrid-capture based comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) was performed on DNA from 15,867 FFPE NSCLCs including 125 PSCs (0.8%). Tumor mutational burden (TMB) was calculated from 1...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303938/modulated-ch3nh3pbi3-xbrx-film-for-efficient-perovskite-solar-cells-exceeding-18
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Yongguang Tu, Jihuai Wu, Zhang Lan, Xin He, Jia Dong, Jinbiao Jia, Panfeng Guo, Jianming Lin, Miaoliang Huang, Yunfang Huang
The organic-inorganic lead halide perovskite layer is a crucial factor for the high performance perovskite solar cell (PSC). We introduce CH3NH3Br in the precursor solution to prepare CH3NH3PbI3-xBrx hybrid perovskite, and an uniform perovskite layer with improved crystallinity and apparent grain contour is obtained, resulting in the significant improvement of photovoltaic performance of PSCs. The effects of CH3NH3Br on the perovskite morphology, crystallinity, absorption property, charge carrier dynamics and device characteristics are discussed, and the improvement of open circuit voltage of the device depended on Br doping is confirmed...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301681/biliary-reconstruction-in-liver-transplant-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-duct-to-duct-or-roux-en-y
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Alireza Shamsaeefar, Mohammad Shafiee, Saman Nikeghbalian, Kourosh Kazemi, Mohsenreza Mansorian, Nasrin Motazedian, Bita Geramizadeh, Seyed Ali Malekhosseini
INTRODUCTION: Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy and duct-to-duct anastomosis are biliary reconstruction methods for liver transplantation. However, there is a controversy over which method produces better results. We have compared the outcome of duct-to-duct anastomosis vs. Roux-en-Y hepaticojujenostomy in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis who had undergone liver transplant in Shiraz Organ Transplant Center. MATERIALS: The medical records of 405 PSC patients who had undergone liver transplant from 1996-2015 were reviewed...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300822/human-%C3%AE-defensin-2-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Cindy Chang, Ana Lleo, Anchasa Kananurak, Fabio Grizzi, Koichi Tsuneyama, Pietro Invernizzi, Charles L Bevins, Christopher L Bowlus
OBJECTIVES: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the bile ducts frequently associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), suggesting an important role for the gut-liver axis. Defensins are small (3.5-4.5 kDa) anti-microbial peptides that contribute to innate immunity at mucosal surfaces and have been implicated in IBD. The aim of this study was to investigate copy number variation of the gene (DEFB4) encoding human β-defensin 2 (HBD2) and protein expression of HBD2 in PSC...
March 16, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297794/-research-advances-in-autoimmune-liver-diseases-in-2016
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B Li, Q X Wang, X Ma
Autoimmune liver diseases are a group of abnormal autoimmune-mediated inflammatory hepatobiliary injuries, mainly including autoimmune hepatitis(AIH), primary biliary cholangitis(PBC), and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). The diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune liver diseases, an important type of non-viral liver disease, have become a prominent issue in hepatology. In 2016, many new advances have been achieved in the clinical and basic research on autoimmune liver diseases, including the phase 3 clinical trial of obeticholic acid, the proposal of UK-PBC risk score, and the research on gut microbiota associated with PSC...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293027/genetics-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-and-pathophysiological-implications
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REVIEW
Xiaojun Jiang, Tom H Karlsen
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic disease leading to fibrotic scarring of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts, causing considerable morbidity and mortality via the development of cholestatic liver cirrhosis, concurrent IBD and a high risk of bile duct cancer. Expectations have been high that genetic studies would determine key factors in PSC pathogenesis to support the development of effective medical therapies. Through the application of genome-wide association studies, a large number of disease susceptibility genes have been identified...
March 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292841/pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-organoids-using-principles-of-developmental-biology-to-grow-human-tissues-in-a-dish
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REVIEW
Heather A McCauley, James M Wells
Pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-derived organoids are miniature, three-dimensional human tissues generated by the application of developmental biological principles to PSCs in vitro The approach to generate organoids uses a combination of directed differentiation, morphogenetic processes, and the intrinsically driven self-assembly of cells that mimics organogenesis in the developing embryo. The resulting organoids have remarkable cell type complexity, architecture and function similar to their in vivo counterparts...
March 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291331/enhancing-efficiency-and-stability-of-perovskite-solar-cells-through-nb-doping-of-tio2-at-low-temperature
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Guannan Yin, Jiaxin Ma, Hong Jiang, Juan Li, Dong Yang, Fei Gao, Jinghui Zeng, Zhike Liu, Shengzhong Frank Liu
The conduction band energy, conductivity, mobility, and electronic trap states of electron transport layer (ETL) are very important to the efficiency and stability of a planar perovskite solar cell (PSC). However, as the most widely used ETL, TiO2 often needs to be prepared under high temperature and has unfavorable electrical properties such as low conductivity and high electronic trap states. Modifications such as elemental doping are effective methods for improving the electrical properties of TiO2 and the performance of PSCs...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289063/photoreceptor-cilia-and-retinal-ciliopathies
#16
Kinga M Bujakowska, Qin Liu, Eric A Pierce
Photoreceptors are sensory neurons designed to convert light stimuli into neurological responses. This process, called phototransduction, takes place in the outer segments (OS) of rod and cone photoreceptors. OS are specialized sensory cilia, with analogous structures to those present in other nonmotile cilia. Deficient morphogenesis and/or dysfunction of photoreceptor sensory cilia (PSC) caused by mutations in a variety of photoreceptor-specific and common cilia genes can lead to inherited retinal degenerations (IRDs)...
March 13, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287699/efficient-polymer-solar-cells-with-high-open-circuit-voltage-containing-diketopyrrolopyrrole-based-non-fullerene-acceptor-core-end-capped-with-rhodanine-units
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María Privado, Virginia Cuesta, Pilar de la Cruz, Mukhamed L Keshtov, Rahul Singhal, Ganesh D Sharmad, Fernando Langa
Herein we report the synthesis of a novel A-D-A-D-A non-fullerene small-molecule acceptor (NFSMA) bearing a diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) acceptor central core coupled to terminal rhodanine acceptors via a thiophene donor linker (denoted as MPU1) for use in non-fullerene polymer solar cells (PSCs). This NFSMA exhibits a narrow optical band gap (1.48 eV), strong absorption in the 600-800 nm wavelength region of the solar spectrum, and a lowest unoccupied energy level of -3.99 eV. When the mixture of a medium band gap D-A copolymer P (1...
March 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285569/gelatin-scaffolds-containing-partially-sulfated-cellulose-promote-mesenchymal-stem-cell-chondrogenesis
#18
Gloria Portocarrero Huang, Roseline Menezes, Richard Vincent, Willis Hammond, Louis Rizio, George Collins, Treena Livingston Arinzeh
Articular cartilage has a limited capacity to heal after damage from injury or degenerative disease. Tissue engineering constructs that more closely mimic the native cartilage microenvironment can be utilized to promote repair. Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), a major component of the cartilage extracellular matrix, have the ability to sequester growth factors due to their level and spatial distribution of sulfate groups. This study evaluated the use of a GAG mimetic, cellulose sulfate, as a scaffolding material for cartilage tissue engineering...
March 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285341/improved-quality-of-risk-reducing-salpingo-oophorectomy-in-australasian-women-at-high-risk-of-pelvic-serous-cancer
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Y C Lee, M Bressel, P Grant, P Russell, C Smith, S Picken, S Camm, B E Kiely, R L Milne, S A McLachlan, M Hickey, M L Friedlander, J L Hopper, K A Phillips
OBJECTIVES: The quality of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) performed in Australasian women was previously reported to be suboptimal. Here we describe the quality of RRSO performed since 2008 in women enrolled in the same cohort and determine whether it has improved. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of women at high risk of pelvic serous cancer (PSC) in kConFab. Eligible women had RRSO between 2008 and 2014 and their RRSO surgical and pathology reports were reviewed...
March 11, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281846/autoimmune-liver-diseases-and-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-children-current-issues-and-future-perspectives
#20
Sabrina Cardile, Tommaso Alterio, Manila Candusso, Andrea Pietrobattista, Daniela Liccardo, Maria Sole Basso, Bronislava Papadatou, Fiammetta Bracci, Daniela Knafelz, Giuliano Torre
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) represent a group of intestinal disorders with a chronic and relapsing inflammation of the gut, and with a potential risk of systemic involvement of other organs and systems. Over the pediatric age, an incidence higher than 20% of developing extraintestinal manifestation during follow-up has been reported. The liver and the biliary system are frequently involved, and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is the most predominant entity with an incidence rate of 6.4-7.8% in children...
March 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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