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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141232/foxp1-promotes-embryonic-neural-stem-cell-differentiation-by-repressing-jagged1-expression
#1
Luca Braccioli, Stephin J Vervoort, Youri Adolfs, Cobi J Heijnen, Onur Basak, R Jeroen Pasterkamp, Cora H Nijboer, Paul J Coffer
Mutations in FOXP1 have been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders including intellectual disability and autism; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain ill-defined. Here, we demonstrate with RNA and chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing that FOXP1 directly regulates genes controlling neurogenesis. We show that FOXP1 is expressed in embryonic neural stem cells (NSCs), and modulation of FOXP1 expression affects both neuron and astrocyte differentiation. Using a murine model of cortical development, FOXP1-knockdown in utero was found to reduce NSC differentiation and migration during corticogenesis...
November 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141113/highly-selective-manganese-i-lewis-acid-cocatalyzed-direct-c-h-propargylation-using-bromoallenes
#2
Can Zhu, Luca Jonas Schwarz, Sara Cembellin, Steffen Greßies, Frank Glorius
A manganese(I)/Lewis acid cocatalyzed direct C-H propargylation with high selectivity has been developed. BPh3 was discovered to not only promote the reactivity, but also enhance the selectivity to afford the propargylation products rather than allene derivatives. Secondary, tertiary or even quaternary carbon centers at the propargylic position could be directly constructed. Both internal and terminal alkynes are easily accessible. The chirality was successfully transferred from an axially chiral allene to the central chirality...
November 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140564/%C3%AE-catenin-and-il-1%C3%AE-dependent-cxcl10-production-drives-progression-of-disease-in-a-mouse-model-of-congenital-hepatic-fibrosis
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Eleanna Kaffe, Romina Fiorotto, Francesca Pellegrino, Valeria Mariotti, Mariangela Amenduni, Massimiliano Cadamuro, Luca Fabris, Mario Strazzabosco, Carlo Spirli
Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis (CHF), a genetic disease caused by mutations in the PKHD1 gene, encoding for the protein fibrocystin (FPC), is characterized by biliary dysgenesis, progressive portal fibrosis, and by a PKA-mediated activating phosphorylation of β-Catenin at Ser675. Biliary structures of Pkhd1(del4/del4) mice, a mouse model of CHF, secrete CXCL10 a chemokine able to recruit macrophages. The aim of this study is to clarify whether CXCL10 plays a pathogenetic role in disease progression in CHF/CD and to understand the mechanisms leading to increased CXCL10 secretion...
November 15, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140521/prevalence-of-catatonia-and-its-moderators-in-clinical-samples-results-from-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-analysis
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Marco Solmi, G Giorgio Pigato, Beatrice Roiter, Argentina Guaglianone, Luca Martini, Michele Fornaro, Francesco Monaco, Andrè F Carvalho, Brendon Stubbs, Nicola Veronese, Christoph U Correll
Catatonia is an independent syndrome that co-occurs with several mental and medical conditions. We performed a systematic literature review in PubMed/Scopus until February 2017 and meta-analyzed studies reporting catatonia prevalence. Across 74 studies (cross-sectional = 32, longitudinal = 26, retrospective = 16) providing data collected from 1935 to 2017 across all continents, mean catatonia prevalence was 9.0% (k = 80, n = 110764; 95% CI = 6.9-11.7, I2 = 98%, publication bias P < .01), decreasing to 7...
November 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140511/two-fatal-cases-involving-cardiovascular-drugs-diltiazem-and-amlodipine
#5
Luca Morini, Matteo Moretti, Francesca Brandolini, Antonio Marco Maria Osculati, Angelo Groppi, Claudia Vignali
A liquid chromatographic tandem mass spectrometric method for the identification and quantification of 18 cardiovascular drugs was developed in order to evaluate two cases of fatal intoxication involving diltiazem and amlodipine respectively. Samples were simply diluted and centrifuged using a three-steps procedure with methanol, acetonitrile and mobile phase. The method proved to be selective and all the validation parameters fulfilled the acceptance criteria. In particular, linearity was studied in the range limits of quantitation (LOQ)-1,000 ng/mL (LOQ ranging from 0...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139609/development-of-a-high-throughput-method-based-on-thin-film-microextraction-using-a-96-well-plate-system-with-a-cork-coating-for-the-extraction-of-emerging-contaminants-in-river-water-samples
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Lucas Morés, Adriana Neves Dias, Eduardo Carasek
In this study, a new method was developed in which a biosorbent material is used as the extractor phase in conjunction with a recently described sample preparation technique called thin-film microextraction and a 96-well plate system. The method was applied to the determination of emerging contaminants, such as 3-(4-methylbenzylidene) camphor, ethylparaben, triclocarban and bisphenol A, in water samples. The separation and detection of the analytes were performed by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139035/certolizumab-pegol-in-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-preliminary-real-life-data
#7
Annunziata Dattola, Maria Vittoria Cannizzaro, Mauro Mazzeo, Luca Bianchi
INTRODUCTION: We present the results of real-life tests conducted in adults affected by psoriatic arthritis (PsA) with mild cutaneous involvement to evaluate the efficacy of certolizumab pegol (CZP), an anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha agent approved in Europe for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and PsA. METHODS: Assessments included an evaluation of the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) and the Disease Activity Score computed on 44 joints (DAS-44) correlated to the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) (DAS44-ESR)...
November 14, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138494/drying-in-a-microfluidic-chip-experiments-and-simulations
#8
Paolo Fantinel, Oshri Borgman, Ran Holtzman, Lucas Goehring
We present an experimental micro-model of drying porous media, based on microfluidic cells made of arrays of pillars on a regular grid, and complement these experiments with a matching two-dimensional pore-network model of drying. Disorder, or small-scale heterogeneity, was introduced into the cells by randomly varying the radii of the pillars. The microfluidic chips were filled with a volatile oil and then dried horizontally, such that gravitational effects were excluded. The experimental and simulated drying rates and patterns were then compared in detail, for various levels of disorder...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138459/the-genomic-landscape-of-nepalese-tibeto-burmans-reveals-new-insights-into-the-recent-peopling-of-southern-himalayas
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Guido A Gnecchi-Ruscone, Choongwon Jeong, Sara De Fanti, Stefania Sarno, Michela Trancucci, Davide Gentilini, Anna M Di Blasio, Mingma G Sherpa, Phurba T Sherpa, Giorgio Marinelli, Marco Di Marcello, Luca Natali, Davide Peluzzi, Davide Pettener, Anna Di Rienzo, Donata Luiselli, Marco Sazzini
While much research attention has focused on demographic processes that enabled human diffusion on the Tibetan plateau, little is known about more recent colonization of Southern Himalayas. In particular, the history of migrations, admixture and/or isolation of populations speaking Tibeto-Burman languages, which is supposed to be quite complex and to have reshaped patterns of genetic variation on both sides of the Himalayan arc, remains only partially elucidated. We thus described the genomic landscape of previously unsurveyed Tibeto-Burman (i...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138350/the-dead-box-rna-helicase-rh50-is-a-23s-4-5s-rrna-maturation-factor-that-functionally-overlaps-with-the-plastid-signaling-factor-gun1
#10
Francesca Paieri, Luca Tadini, Nikolay Manavski, Tatjana Kleine, Roberto Ferrari, Pietro Angelo Morandini, Paolo Pesaresi, Jörg Meurer, Dario Leister
DEAD-box RNA helicases (DBRHs) modulate RNA secondary structure, allowing RNA molecules to adopt the conformations required for interaction with their target proteins. RH50 is a chloroplast-located DBRH that co-localizes and is co-expressed with GUN1, a central factor in chloroplast-to-nucleus signaling. When combined with mutations that impair plastid gene expression (prors1-1, prpl11-1, prps1-1, prps21-1, prps17-1 and prpl24-1), rh50 and gun1 mutations evoke similar patterns of epistatic effects. These observations, together with the synergistic growth phenotype of the double mutant rh50-1 gun1-102, suggest that RH50 and GUN1 are functionally related and that this function is associated with plastid gene expression, in particular ribosome functioning...
November 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138092/abnormal-cortical-neuroplasticity-induced-by-paired-associative-stimulation-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-a-preliminary-study
#11
Viviana Versace, Patrick B Langthaler, Yvonne Höller, Vanessa N Frey, Francesco Brigo, Luca Sebastianelli, Leopold Saltuari, Raffaele Nardone
We aimed at assessing in this pilot study whether patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) show alterations of sensorimotor plasticity within the primary motor cortex (M1). Since learning in human M1 occurs through LTP-like mechanisms, we employed the paired associative stimulation (PAS) protocol by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which is able to induce LTP-like effects in M1, in subjects with chronic SCI. We found that PAS protocol significantly increased corticospinal excitability as long as 30minutes in healthy subjects and in SCI patients with good motor recovery, while it was followed by a non-significant increase of MEP amplitude in the SCI patients with poor functional recovery...
November 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138017/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-enhance-the-hypotensive-effects-of-propofol-by-increasing-nitric-oxide-production
#12
Gustavo H Oliveira-Paula, Lucas C Pinheiro, Graziele C Ferreira, Waynice N P Garcia, Riccardo Lacchini, Luis V Garcia, Jose E Tanus-Santos
Propofol anesthesia is usually accompanied by hypotension. Studies have shown that the hypotensive effects of propofol increase in patients treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi). Given that both propofol and ACEi affect nitric oxide (NO) signaling, the present study tested the hypothesis that ACEi treatment induces pronounced hypotensive responses to propofol by increasing NO bioavailability. In this study we evaluated 65 patients, divided into three groups: hypertensive patients chronically treated with ACEi (HT-ACEi; n=21), hypertensive patients treated with other antihypertensive drugs instead of ACEi, such as angiotensin II receptor blockers, β-blockers or diuretics (HT; n=21) and healthy normotensive subjects (NT; n=23)...
November 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138003/serine-threonine-protein-kinases-from-bacteria-archaea-and-eukarya-share-a-common-evolutionary-origin-deeply-rooted-in-the-tree-of-life
#13
Ivan Andreas Stancik, Martin Sebastijan Šestak, Boyang Ji, Marina Axelson-Fisk, Damjan Franjevic, Carsten Jers, Tomislav Domazet-Lošo, Ivan Mijakovic
The main family of serine/threonine/tyrosine protein kinases present in eukarya was defined and described by Hanks et al. in 1988. It was initially believed that these kinases do not exist in bacteria, but extensive genome sequencing revealed their existence in many bacteria. For historical reasons, the term "eukaryotic-type kinases" propagated in the literature to describe bacterial members of this protein family. Here, we argue that this term should be abandoned as a misnomer, and we provide several lines of evidence to support this claim...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137956/pattern-of-relapse-and-dose-received-by-the-recurrent-intraprostatic-nodule-in-low-to-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer-treated-with-single-fraction-19-gy-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy
#14
Lucas C Mendez, Ananth Ravi, Hans Chung, Chia-Lin Tseng, Matt Wronski, Moti Paudel, Merrylee McGuffin, Patrick Cheung, Andrew Loblaw, Gerard Morton
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to investigate the pattern of relapse in patients with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer treated with 19-Gy high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) and to calculate the dose received by the area of recurrence. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients included in this analysis were treated under a Phase II randomized trial that evaluated the role of 19-Gy HDR-BT monotherapy in low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancers. Multiparametric prostate MRI and prostate biopsy were performed in patients with suspicious local recurrence...
November 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137857/matricellular-proteins-and-survival-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Sirio Fiorino, Maria Letizia Bacchi-Reggiani, Chiara Birtolo, Giorgia Acquaviva, Michela Visani, Adele Fornelli, Michele Masetti, Andrea Tura, Stefano Sbrignadello, Fabio Grizzi, Federica Patrinicola, Matteo Zanello, Laura Mastrangelo, Raffaele Lombardi, Claudia Benini, Luca Di Tommaso, Arrigo Bondi, Francesco Monetti, Elena Siopis, Paolo Emilio Orlandi, Michele Imbriani, Carlo Fabbri, Silvia Giovanelli, Andrea Domanico, Esterita Accogli, Salomone Di Saverio, Daniela Grifoni, Vincenzo Cennamo, Paolo Leandri, Elio Jovine, Dario de Biase
Extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a fundamental role in tissue architecture and homeostasis and modulates cell functions through a complex interaction between cell surface receptors, hormones, several bioeffector molecules, and structural proteins like collagen. These components are secreted into ECM and all together contribute to regulate several cellular activities including differentiation, apoptosis, proliferation, and migration. The so-called "matricellular" proteins (MPs) have recently emerged as important regulators of ECM functions...
November 4, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137297/probably-less-than-one-tenth-of-the-genes-produce-only-the-wild-type-protein-without-at-least-one-additional-protein-isoform-in-some-human-cancer-cell-lines
#16
Rui Yan, Ju Zhang, Lucas Zellmer, Lichan Chen, Di Wu, Siqi Liu, Ningzhi Xu, Joshua D Liao
To estimate how many genes produce multiple protein isoforms, we electrophoresed proteins from MCF7 and MDA-MB231 (MB231) human breast cancer cells in SDS-PAGE and excised narrow stripes of the gel at the 48kD, 55kD and 72kD. Proteins in these stripes were identified using liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry. A total of 765, 750 and 679 proteins from MB231 cells, as well as 470, 390 and 490 proteins from MCF7 cells, were identified from the 48kD, 55kD and 72kD stripes, respectively. We arbitrarily allowed a 10% technical variation from the proteins' theoretical molecular mass (TMM) and considered those proteins with their TMMs within the 43-53 kD, 49-61 kD and 65-79 kD ranges as the wild type (WT) expected from the corresponding stripe, whereas those with a TMM above or below this range as a smaller- or larger-group, respectively...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137003/segment-4-a-key-point-of-alpps-procedure
#17
Giuseppe Maria Ettorre, Nicola Guglielmo, Roberto Luca Meniconi, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Marco Colasanti, Giovanni Vennarecci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136953/antidiarrheal-effects-of-water-soluble-proteins-from-plumeria-pudica-latex-in-mice
#18
Lucas de Araújo Bastos Santana, Diego Passos Aragão, Thiago de Souza Lopes Araújo, Nayara Alves de Sousa, Luan Kelves Miranda de Souza, Lucas Eduardo Silva Oliveira, Anna Carolina Toledo da Cunha Pereira, Gustavo Portela Ferreira, Naylla Veras de Moraes Oliveira, Bruna da Silva Souza, Francisca Beatriz Melo Sousa, Márcio Viana Ramos, Cleverson Diniz Teixeira de Freitas, Jand-Venes Rolim Medeiros, Jefferson Soares de Oliveira
The water-soluble protein fraction obtained from Plumeria pudica (LPPp) latex has previously been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive effects. In the present study, LPPp was tested for activity against diarrhea induced by castor oil, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) or cholera toxin. Different doses of LPPp (10, 20 or 40mg/kg) significantly inhibited the percentage of diarrheal stools (31.18%, 42.97% and 59.70%, respectively) induced by castor oil. This event was followed by significant reduction of both intestinal fluid accumulation (31...
November 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136861/quality-by-design-approach-in-the-development-of-an-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-method-for-bexsero-meningococcal-group-b-vaccine
#19
Luca Nompari, Serena Orlandini, Benedetta Pasquini, Cristiana Campa, Michele Rovini, Massimo Del Bubba, Sandra Furlanetto
Bexsero is the first approved vaccine for active immunization of individuals from 2 months of age and older to prevent invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B. The active components of the vaccine are Neisseria Heparin Binding Antigen, factor H binding protein, Neisseria adhesin A, produced in Escherichia coli cells by recombinant DNA technology, and Outer Membrane Vesicles (expressing Porin A and Porin B), produced by fermentation of Neisseria meningitidis strain NZ98/254. All the Bexsero active components are adsorbed on aluminum hydroxide and the unadsorbed antigens content is a product critical quality attribute...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136675/only-a-rapid-complete-biochemical-remission-after-131i-therapy-is-associated-with-an-unimpaired-life-expectancy-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#20
Frederik A Verburg, Uwe Mäder, Inge Grelle, Luca Giovanella, Christoph Reiners, Heribert Hänscheid
The objective of the work was to investigate the relationship between thyroglobulin doubling time (TgDT) as a marker of speed of response to (131)I-therapy and the differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) recurrence rate, DTC specific mortality rate, and relative survival rate in a DTC population followed over a long period of time after (131)I-therapy. From our database, data of 1354 patients were reviewed. TgDT could be calculated in 174 patients, however, 376 patients did not have sufficient Tg values available for TgDT calculation and 804 patients reached biochemical remission before a sufficient number of Tg measurements for TgDT calculation was acquired...
November 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
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