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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810177/use-of-atypical-antipsychotics-in-pregnancy-and-maternal-gestational-diabetes
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Alice Panchaud, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Marlene P Freeman, Adele C Viguera, Sarah C MacDonald, Alexandra Z Sosinsky, Lee S Cohen
BACKGROUND: Second generation antipsychotic medications (SGAs) are widely used by reproductive-age women to treat a number of psychiatric illnesses. Some SGAs have been associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, although information regarding their diabetogenic effect in pregnant women is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) among women treated with SGA. METHOD: The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics (NPRAA) collects data on drug use, pregnancy outcomes, and other characteristics from pregnant women, ages 18-45 years, using 3 phone interviews conducted at (1) enrollment during pregnancy, (2) 7 months' gestation, and (3) 2-3 months postpartum...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809852/the-snp-set-based-association-study-identifies-itga1-as-a-susceptibility-gene-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-han-chinese
#2
L Liu, L Zhang, H M Li, Z R Wang, X F Xie, J P Mei, J L Jin, J Shi, L Sun, S C Li, Y L Tan, L Yang, J Wang, H M Yang, Q J Qian, Y F Wang
Genome-wide association studies, which detect the association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and disease susceptibility, have been extensively applied to study attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but genome-wide significant associations have not been found yet. Genetic heterogeneity and insufficient genomic coverage may account for the missing heritability. We performed a two-stage association study for ADHD in the Han Chinese population. In the discovery stage, 1033 ADHD patients and 950 healthy controls were genotyped using both the Affymetrix Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 6...
August 15, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809470/chelation-controlled-additions-to-chiral-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-silyloxy-%C3%AE-halo-and-%C3%AE-vinyl-carbonyl-compounds
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Xinyuan Fan, Patrick J Walsh
The science and art of preventing and managing disease and prolonging life is dependent on advances in medicine, biology, and biochemistry. Many of these advances will involve interactions of small molecules with biological entities. As such, they will rely on the efficient synthesis of active compounds with very high stereochemical purity. Although enantioselective reactions are important in this regard, most stereocenters in complex molecule synthesis are installed in diastereoselective reactions. Perhaps the most well-known diastereoselective C-C bond-forming reaction is the addition of nucleophiles to carbonyl groups with α- or β-stereogenic centers...
August 15, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807910/24-hour-pharmacokinetic-relationships-for-vancomycin-and-novel-urinary-biomarkers-of-acute-kidney-injury
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J Nicholas O'Donnell, Nathaniel J Rhodes, Thomas P Lodise, Walter C Prozialeck, Cristina M Miglis, Medha Joshi, Natarajan Venkatesan, Gwendolyn Pais, Cameron Cluff, Peter C Lamar, Seema Briyal, John Z Day, Anil Gulati, Marc H Scheetz
Introduction: Vancomycin has been associated with acute kidney injury in preclinical and clinical settings, however the precise exposure profiles associated with vancomycin induced acute kidney injury has not been defined. We sought to determine pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics indices associated with the development of acute kidney injury using sensitive urinary biomarkers.Methods: Male Sprague-Dawley rats received clinical grade vancomycin or normal saline as an intraperitoneal injection. Total daily doses between 0 and 400 mg/kg/day were administered as single or 2 divided doses over a 24-hour period...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807617/measurement-of-peripheral-venous-catheter-related-phlebitis-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Katarina Göransson, Ulrika Förberg, Eva Johansson, Maria Unbeck
BACKGROUND: Many instruments for measurement of peripheral venous catheter (PVC)-related phlebitis are available, but no consensus exists on their applicability in clinical practice. This absence of consensus affects the ability to identify and compare proportions of PVCs causing phlebitis within and across hospitals as the range varies between 2% and 62% in previous studies. We hypothesised that the instruments' ability to identify phlebitis varies. The aim of this study is to illustrate the complexity of application of phlebitis instruments to a clinical dataset...
August 11, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806859/analysis-of-low-molecular-weight-compounds-using-maldi-and-ldi-tof-ms-direct-detection-of-active-pharmaceutical-ingredients-in-different-formulations
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João L Bronzel, Cintia D F Milagre, Humberto M S Milagre
Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-MS) is a high throughput, easy to use analytical technique. The simple sample preparation of this technique and its tolerance to the presence of contaminants are among its advantages. In contrast, depending on the matrix used, MALDI can ionize and generates ions in the low m/z range that complicate the interpretation of the spectra of low molecular weight compounds. To address this issue, one can envisage the use of tunable ionic matrices that can reduce the low m/z interferents...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805877/a-dna-bipedal-nanowalker-with-a-piston-like-expulsion-stroke
#7
Q Y Yeo, I Y Loh, S R Tee, Y H Chiang, J Cheng, M H Liu, Z S Wang
Artificial molecular walkers beyond burn-bridge designs are important for nanotechnology, but their systematic development remains difficult. Herein, we have reported a new rationally designed DNA walker-track system and experimentally verified a previously proposed general expulsion regime for implementing non-burn-bridge nanowalkers. The DNA walker has an optically powered engine motif that reversibly extends and contracts the walker via a quadruplex-duplex conformational change. The walker's extension is an energy-absorbing and force-generating process, which drives the walker's leg dissociation off-track in a piston-like expulsion stroke...
August 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805230/the-influence-of-topological-phase-transition-on-the-superfluid-density-of-overdoped-copper-oxides
#8
V R Shaginyan, V A Stephanovich, A Z Msezane, G S Japaridze, K G Popov
We show that a quantum phase transition, generating flat bands and altering Fermi surface topology, is a primary reason for the exotic behavior of the overdoped high-temperature superconductors represented by La2-xSrxCuO4, whose superconductivity features differ from what is predicted by the classical Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory. This observation can open avenues for chemical preparation of high-Tc materials. We demonstrate that (1) at temperature T = 0, the superfluid density ns turns out to be considerably smaller than the total electron density; (2) the critical temperature Tc is controlled by ns rather than by doping, and is a linear function of the ns; (3) at T > Tc the resistivity ρ(T) varies linearly with temperature, ρ(T) ∝ αT, where α diminishes with Tc → 0, whereas in the normal (non superconducting) region induced by overdoping, Tc = 0, and ρ(T) ∝ T(2)...
August 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803468/functional-multi-nanolayer-coatings-of-amorphous-carbon-tungsten-carbide-with-exceptional-mechanical-durability-and-corrosion-resistance
#9
Narguess Nemati, Mansoor Bozorg, Oleksiy V Penkov, Dong-Gap Shin, Asghar Sadighzadeh, Dae-Eun Kim
A novel functional multilayer coating with periodically stacked nanolayers of amorphous carbon (a:C)/ tungsten carbide (WC) and an adhesion layer of chromium (Cr) was deposited on 304 stainless steel using a dual magnetron sputtering technique. Through process optimization, highly densified coatings with high elasticity and shear moduli, excellent wear resistance, as well as minimal susceptibility to corrosive and caustic media could be acquired. The structural and mechanical properties of the optimized coatings were studied in detail by a variety of techniques...
August 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801508/intricate-and-cell-type-specific-populations-of-endogenous-circular-dna-eccdna-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-and-homo-sapiens
#10
Massa J Shoura, Idan Gabdank, Loren Hansen, Jason Merker, Jason Gotlib, Stephen D Levene, Andrew Z Fire
Investigations aimed at defining the 3-D configuration of eukaryotic chromosomes have consistently encountered an endogenous population of chromosome-derived circular genomic DNA, referred to as extrachromosomal circular DNA (eccDNA). While the production, distribution, and activities of eccDNAs remain understudied, eccDNA formation from specific regions of the linear genome has profound consequences on the regulatory and coding capabilities for these regions. Here, we define eccDNA distributions in C. elegans and in three human cell types, utilizing a set of DNA-topology dependent approaches for enrichment and characterization...
August 11, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799217/divergent-ch-annulation-for-multi-fused-n-heterocycles-regio-and-stereospecific-cyclizations-of-n-alkynylindoles
#11
Khyarul Alam, Sung Won Hong, Kyung Hwan Oh, Jin Kyoon Park
N-Alkynylindoles were divergently cyclized for the synthesis of multi-fused N-heterocycles. An ortho-aryl palladium species was added to the -position of an ynamine to generate (Z)-6-alkylidene/benzylidene-6H-isoindolo[2,1-a]indoles, while Pt-catalyzed -addition via -activation gave 5-alkyl/arylindolo[2,1-a]isoquinolines. Double cyclizations using PdCl2 and oxidant afforded bright yellow benzo[7,8]indolizino[2,3,4,5-ija]quinolines, the synthesis of which was also demonstrated in a different synthetic route...
August 11, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796381/fortification-of-wheat-bread-with-agroindustry-by-products-statistical-methods-for-sensory-preference-evaluation-and-correlation-with-color-and-crumb-structure
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Z E Martins, O Pinho, I M P L V O Ferreira
The use of agroindustry by-products (BP) for fortification of wheat bread can be an alternative to waste disposal because BP are appealing sources of dietary fiber. Moreover, it may also contribute to indirect income generation. In this study, sensory, color, and crumb structure properties of breads fortified with fiber rich fraction recovered from four types of agroindustry BP were tested, namely orange (OE), pomegranate (PE), elderberry (EE), and spent yeast (YE). Statistical models for sensory preference evaluation and correlation with color and crumb structure were developed...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794974/resting-state-functional-connectivity-changes-due-to-acute-and-short-term-valproic-acid-administration-in-the-baboon-model-of-gge
#13
Felipe S Salinas, Charles Ákos Szabó
Resting-state functional connectivity (FC) is altered in baboons with genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE) compared to healthy controls (CTL). We compared FC changes between GGE and CTL groups after intravenous injection of valproic acid (VPA) and following one-week of orally administered VPA. Seven epileptic (2 females) and six CTL (3 females) baboons underwent resting-state fMRI (rs-fMRI) at 1) baseline, 2) after intravenous acute VPA administration (20 mg/kg), and 3) following seven-day oral, subacute VPA therapy (20-80 mg/kg/day)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793202/differential-inhibition-of-rat-and-mouse-microsome-heme-oxygenase-by-derivatives-of-imidazole-and-benzimidazole
#14
Maaike Hum, Brian E McLaughlin, Xianqi Kong, Jason Z Vlahakis, Dragic Vukomanovic, Walter A Szarek, Kanji Nakatsu
Metalloporphyrin, heme oxygenase (HO) inhibitors have made an important contribution to elucidating the role of HO in physiological processes. Nevertheless, their off-target effects have drawn substantial criticism, which prompted us to develop non-porphyrin, azole-based inhibitors of HO. These second-generation HO inhibitors were evaluated using spleen and brain microsomes from rats as native sources of HO-1 and HO-2, respectively. Recently, the use of azole-based inhibitors of HO has been extended to other mammalian species and, as a consequence, it will be important to characterize the inhibitors in these species...
August 9, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792891/feasibility-and-validation-of-4-d-pulse-wave-imaging-in-phantoms-and-in-vivo
#15
Iason Z Apostolakis, Pierre Nauleau, Clement Papadacci, Matthew D McGarry, Elisa E Konofagou
Pulse wave Imaging (PWI) is a noninvasive technique for tracking the propagation of the pulse wave along the arterial wall. 3-D ultrasound imaging would aid in objectively estimating the PulseWave Velocity (PWV) vector. This study aims to introduce a novel PWV estimation method along the propagation direction, validate it in phantoms and test its feasibility in vivo. A silicone vessel phantom consisting of a stiff and a soft segment along the longitudinal axis and and a silicone vessel with a plaque were constructed...
August 3, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791152/rna-sequencing-reveals-a-complete-but-an-unconventional-type-of-dosage-compensation-in-the-domestic-silkworm-bombyx-mori
#16
Gajula Gopinath, Kuchi Srikeerthana, Archana Tomar, Srikakolapu M Ch Sekhar, Kallare P Arunkumar
Sex chromosomal dose difference between sexes is often normalized by a gene regulatory mechanism called dosage compensation (DC). Studies indicate that DC mechanisms are generally effective in XY rather than ZW systems. However, DC studies in lepidopterans (ZW system) gave bewildering results. In Manduca sexta, DC was complete and in Plodia interpunctella, it was incomplete. In Heliconius species, dosage was found to be partly incomplete. In domesticated silkmoth Bombyx mori, DC studies have yielded contradictory results thus far, showing incomplete DC based on microarray data and a possible existence of DC based on recent reanalysis of same data...
July 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789755/measuring-resilience-in-two-generations-psychometric-properties-of-available-instruments
#17
Marlene Z Cohen, Kevin A Kupzyk, Lyn M Holley, Rabbi Mendel Katzman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study examines measures of resilience to identify the best available measure for future research to assess efficacy of a low-cost intervention that enhances resilience of older adults and youth (i.e., intergenerational transfer of ethnic culture). METHODS: Scanning the literature produced no obvious choice; 3 measures showed promise: the Wagnild-Young Resilience Scale, Windle-Markland-Woods Psychological Resilience Scale, and the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC); 200 ethnicityalike older adults and 192 youths completed all three scales...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783580/evaluation-of-high-quality-image-reconstruction-techniques-applied-to-high-resolution-z-contrast-imaging
#18
G Bárcena-González, M P Guerrero-Lebrero, E Guerrero, A Yañez, D Fernández-Reyes, D González, P L Galindo
High-quality image reconstruction techniques allow the generation of high pixel density images from a set of low-resolution micrographs. In general, these techniques consist of two main steps, namely, accurate registration, and formulation of an appropriate forward image model via some restoration method. There exist a wide variety of algorithms to cope with both stages and depending on their practical applications, some methods can outperform others, since they can be sensitive to the assumed data model, noise, drift, etc...
July 31, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783177/autophagy-dependent-generation-of-axin2-cancer-stem-like-cells-promotes-hepatocarcinogenesis-in-liver-cirrhosis
#19
J Li, S B Hu, L Y Wang, X Zhang, X Zhou, B Yang, J H Li, J Xiong, N Liu, Y Li, Y Z Wu, Q C Zheng
Autophagy is a pathophysiological phenomenon in liver cirrhosis that can further progress into hepatocarcinoma. Liver cancer stem cells (CSCs) are believed to initiate hepatocarcinogenesis. To investigate the precise mechanism related to the origin of CSCs in liver cirrhosis and hepatocarcinogenesis, we labeled Axin2+ hepatic cells with EGFP in Axin2Cre;Rosa26EGFP transgenic rats, and then stratified clinical and rat liver cirrhosis samples by autophagy flux. Clinical follow-up and lineage tracing in transgenic rat liver cirrhosis revealed that while Axin2/EGFP+ hepatic cells were present in normal livers and cirrhotic livers without aberrant autophagy, hepatic Axin2/EGFP+CD90+ cells were generated exclusively in cirrhotic livers with aberrant autophagy and promoted hepatocarcinogenesis...
August 7, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782006/nondestructive-imaging-of-atomically-thin-nanostructures-buried-in-silicon
#20
Georg Gramse, Alexander Kölker, Tingbin Lim, Taylor J Z Stock, Hari Solanki, Steven R Schofield, Enrico Brinciotti, Gabriel Aeppli, Ferry Kienberger, Neil J Curson
It is now possible to create atomically thin regions of dopant atoms in silicon patterned with lateral dimensions ranging from the atomic scale (angstroms) to micrometers. These structures are building blocks of quantum devices for physics research and they are likely also to serve as key components of devices for next-generation classical and quantum information processing. Until now, the characteristics of buried dopant nanostructures could only be inferred from destructive techniques and/or the performance of the final electronic device; this severely limits engineering and manufacture of real-world devices based on atomic-scale lithography...
June 2017: Science Advances
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