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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437040/care-planning-and-co-ordination-imperfect-solutions-in-a-complex-world
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EDITORIAL
Michael Coffey, Ben Hannigan, Alan Simpson
Care planning and co-ordination are central to the delivery of comprehensive mental health care especially where individuals have complex health and social care needs. Although the terms are often used together they clearly imply different sets of processes, practices and ultimately experiences for individuals using and working in services. Care planning involves professionals (nurses, doctors, social workers and others) and the person needing care collaborating on goals, making shared written records and agreeing when to review progress...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435841/evading-plant-immunity-feedback-control-of-the-t3ss-in-pseudomonas-syringae
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COMMENT
Christopher Waite, Jörg Schumacher, Milija Jovanovic, Mark Bennett, Martin Buck
Microbes are responsible for over 10% of the global yield losses in staple crops such as wheat, rice, and maize. Understanding the decision-making strategies that enable bacterial plant pathogens to evade the host immune system and cause disease is essential for managing their ever growing threat to food security. Many utilise the needle-like type III secretion system (T3SS) to suppress plant immunity, by injecting effector proteins that inhibit eukaryotic signalling pathways into the host cell cytoplasm. Plants can in turn evolve resistance to specific pathogens via recognition and blocking of the T3SS effectors, so leading to an ongoing co-evolutionary 'arms race' between pathogen and host pairs...
March 17, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427454/cryptosporidium-and-giardia-in-africa-current-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Sylvia Afriyie Squire, Una Ryan
Cryptosporidium and Giardia are important causes of diarrhoeal illness. Adequate knowledge of the molecular diversity and geographical distribution of these parasites and the environmental and climatic variables that influence their prevalence is important for effective control of infection in at-risk populations, yet relatively little is known about the epidemiology of these parasites in Africa. Cryptosporidium is associated with moderate to severe diarrhoea and increased mortality in African countries and both parasites negatively affect child growth and development...
April 20, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426420/disruption-of-egg-production-by-triclabendazole-resistant-fasciola-hepatica-following-treatment-with-a-commercial-preparation-of-myrrh-mirazid
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Mohamed M O Abdelaal, Gerard P Brennan, Robert E B Hanna, Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, Ian Fairweather
An in vitro study has been carried out to monitor changes to the female reproductive system in adult triclabendazole (TCBZ)-resistant Fasciola hepatica following treatment with a commercial preparation of myrrh ("Mirazid"). Flukes were immersed for 6 h and 24 h in myrrh extract at a concentration of 200 µg/ml, then processed for histological and transmission electron microscope (TEM) examination of the uterus, Mehlis' gland, ovary and vitellaria. Egg production had become abnormal at 6 h post-treatment (pt), with the uterine lumen being filled with free vitelline cells and masses of shell protein material; few eggs were present...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420356/an-assessment-of-the-hiv-tb-knowledge-and-skills-of-home-based-carers-working-in-the-north-west-province-in-south-africa-a-cross-sectional-study
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Justin G Engelbrecht, Mabjala R Letsoalo, Admire C Chirowodza
BACKGROUND: Home-based carers (HBCs) play a critical role in ensuring the success of the primary health care re-engineering strategy in South Africa. Their role includes ensuring improved access to and delivery of primary health care at the household level, and better co-ordination and improved linkages between community and health facilities for HIV/TB services. The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, skills, challenges and training needs of HBCs involved in HIV/TB care in one sub-district in the North-West province of South Africa...
April 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415628/gut-microbiota-drives-the-attenuation-of-dextran-sulphate-sodium-induced-colitis-by-huangqin-decoction
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Yang Yang, Gang Chen, Qian Yang, Juan Ye, Xueting Cai, Pamo Tsering, Xiaolan Cheng, Chunping Hu, Shuangquan Zhang, Peng Cao
The gut microbiota, including probiotics and pathogenic microorganisms, is involved in ulcerative colitis (UC) by regulating pathogenic microorganisms and the production of intestinal mucosal antibodies. Huangqin decoction (HQD), a traditional Chinese formula chronicled in the Shanghan lun, has been recognized as an effective drug for UC, owing to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. In the present study, we investigated whether HQD ameliorates dextran sulphate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis through alteration of the gut microbiota...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414020/modifying-alcohol-consumption-to-reduce-obesity-macro-development-and-feasibility-trial-of-a-complex-community-based-intervention-for-men
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Iain K Crombie, Kathryn B Cunningham, Linda Irvine, Brian Williams, Falko F Sniehotta, John Norrie, Ambrose Melson, Claire Jones, Andrew Briggs, Peter M Rice, Marcus Achison, Andrew McKenzie, Elena Dimova, Peter W Slane
BACKGROUND: Obese men who consume alcohol are at a greatly increased risk of liver disease; those who drink > 14 units of alcohol per week have a 19-fold increased risk of dying from liver disease. OBJECTIVES: To develop an intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in obese men and to assess the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to investigate its effectiveness. DESIGN OF THE INTERVENTION: The intervention was developed using formative research, public involvement and behaviour change theory...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412185/coexistence-of-risk-behaviors-for-being-overweight-among-brazilian-adolescents
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Nathália Luíza Ferreira, Rafael Moreira Claro, Sueli Aparecida Mingoti, Aline Cristine Souza Lopes
This study aimed to evaluate the magnitude of and the factors associated with the coexistence of risk behaviors for being overweight among Brazilian adolescents. This is a cross-sectional study with a representative sample of adolescents (mostly aged 13-15years) enrolled from public and private schools of Brazil in 2012. The co-occurring sedentary behavior and inadequate food consumption (regular intake of sugary and fried foods, and irregular consumption of fruits and vegetables-FV) was estimated using a Venn diagram...
April 13, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408430/the-lysosome-a-crucial-hub-for-ampk-and-mtorc1-signalling
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REVIEW
Bernadette Carroll, Elaine A Dunlop
Much attention has recently been focussed on the lysosome as a signalling hub. Following the initial discovery that localisation of the nutrient-sensitive kinase, mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), to the lysosome was essential for mTORC1 activation, the field has rapidly expanded to reveal the role of the lysosome as a platform permitting the co-ordination of several homeostatic signalling pathways. Much is now understood about how the lysosome contributes to amino acid sensing by mTORC1, the involvement of the energy-sensing kinase, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), at the lysosome and how both AMPK and mTORC1 signalling pathways feedback to lysosomal biogenesis and regeneration following autophagy...
April 13, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402555/deregulation-of-the-endometrial-stromal-cell-secretome-precedes-embryo-implantation-failure
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Ruban Rex Peter Durairaj, Asma Aberkane, Lukasz Polanski, Yojiro Maruyama, Miriam Baumgarten, Emma S Lucas, Siobhan Quenby, Jerry K Y Chan, Nick Raine-Fenning, Jan J Brosens, Hilde Van de Velde, Yie Hou Lee
STUDY QUESTION: Is implantation failure following ART associated with a perturbed decidual response in endometrial stromal cells (EnSCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Dynamic changes in the secretome of decidualizing EnSCs underpin the transition of a hostile to a supportive endometrial microenvironment for embryo implantation; perturbation in this transitional pathway prior to ART is associated with implantation failure. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Implantation is the rate-limiting step in ART, although the contribution of an aberrant endometrial microenvironment in IVF failure remains ill defined...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400425/the-logic-of-transcriptional-regulator-recruitment-architecture-at-cis-regulatory-modules-controlling-liver-functions
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Julie Dubois-Chevalier, Vanessa Dubois, Hélène Dehondt, Parisa Mazrooei, Claire Mazuy, Aurélien A Sérandour, Céline Gheeraert, Guillaume Penderia, Eric Baugé, Bruno Derudas, Nathalie Hennuyer, Réjane Paumelle, Guillemette Marot, Jason S Carroll, Mathieu Lupien, Bart Staels, Philippe Lefebvre, Jérôme Eeckhoute
Control of gene transcription relies on concomitant regulation by multiple transcriptional regulators (TR). However, how recruitment of a myriad of TR is orchestrated at cis-regulatory modules (CRM) to account for co-regulation of specific biological pathways is only partially understood. Here, we have used mouse liver CRM involved in regulatory activities of the hepatic TR, NR1H4 (FXR; farnesoid X receptor), as our model system to tackle this question. Using integrative cistromic, epigenomic, transcriptomic and interactomic analyses, we reveal a logical organization where trans-regulatory modules (TRM), which consist of subsets of preferentially and co-ordinately co-recruited TR, assemble into hierarchical combinations at hepatic CRM...
April 11, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393008/an-unusual-cause-of-ventilatory-failure-in-motor-neurone-disease
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Epaminondas Markos Valsamis, Ian Smith, Adri De Sousa
A patient previously diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) and gastrostomy-fed was under surveillance for ventilatory decline via our respiratory centre. At a planned review she was found to be hypercapnic, which would usually prompt an offer of non-invasive ventilation for home use. However, she was alkalotic and not acidotic as we might expect. Her serum potassium was checked urgently and confirmed as low. It was established that the community team had prescribed a feeding regime with insufficient potassium...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391330/seed-dormancy-cycling-and-the-regulation-of-dormancy-mechanisms-to-time-germination-in-variable-field-environments
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William E Finch-Savage, Steven Footitt
Many molecular mechanisms that regulate dormancy have been identified individually in controlled laboratory studies. However, little is known about how the seed employs this complex suite of mechanisms during dormancy cycling in the variable environment of the soil seed bank. Nevertheless, this behaviour is essential to ensure germination takes place in a favourable habitat and climate space, and in the correct season for the resulting plant to complete its life cycle. During their time in the soil seed bank, seeds continually adjust their dormancy status by sensing a range of environmental signals...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388016/remodeling-of-peripheral-nerve-ensheathment-during-the-larval-to-adult-transition-in-drosophila
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Aswati Subramanian, Matthew Siefert, Soumya Banerjee, Kumar Vishal, Kayla A Bergmann, Clay C M Curts, Meredith Dorr, Camillo Molina, Joyce Fernandes
Over the course of a four-day period of metamorphosis, the Drosophila larval nervous system is remodeled to prepare for adult-specific behaviors. One example is the reorganization of peripheral nerves in the abdomen, where five pairs of abdominal nerves (A4-A8) fuse to form the terminal nerve trunk. This reorganization is associated with selective remodeling of four layers that ensheath each peripheral nerve. The neural lamella (NL), is the first to dismantle; its breakdown is initiated by 6 hours after puparium formation, and is completely removed by the end of the first day...
April 7, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382938/thiourea-priming-enhances-salt-tolerance-through-co-ordinated-regulation-of-micrornas-and-hormones-in-brassica-juncea
#15
Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Gaurav Sablok, Michael Hackenberg, Uday Deshpande, Penna Suprasanna
Activation of stress tolerance mechanisms demands transcriptional reprogramming. Salt stress, a major threat to plant growth, enhances ROS production and affects transcription through modulation of miRNAs and hormones. The present study delineates salt stress ameliorating action of thiourea (TU, a ROS scavenger) in Brassica juncea and provides mechanistic link between redox, microRNA and hormones. The ameliorative potential of TU towards NaCl stress was related with its ability to decrease ROS accumulation in roots and increase Na(+) accumulation in shoots...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381424/gsk-3-mediated-phosphorylation-couples-er-golgi-transport-and-nuclear-stabilisation-of-the-creb-h-transcription-factor-to-mediate-apolipoprotein-secretion
#16
Sónia Barbosa, Suzanne Carreira, Peter O'Hare
CREB-H, an ER-anchored transcription factor plays a key role in regulating secretion in metabolic pathways, particularly triglyceride homeostasis. It controls the production both of secretory pathway components and cargoes including apolipoproteins ApoA-IV and ApoC-II, contributing to VLDL/HDL distribution and lipolysis. The key mechanism controlling CREB-H activity involves its ER retention and forward transport to the Golgi, where it is cleaved by Golgi-resident proteases releasing the N-terminal product which traffics to the nucleus to effect transcriptional responses...
April 5, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380293/network-analysis-reveals-similar-transcriptomic-responses-to-intrinsic-properties-of-carbon-nanomaterials-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#17
Pia Kinaret, Veer Marwah, Vittorio Fortino, Marit Ilves, Henrik Wolff, Lasse Ruokolainen, Petri Auvinen, Kai Savolainen, Harri Alenius, Dario Greco
Understanding the complex molecular alterations related to engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposure is essential for carrying out toxicity assessment. Current experimental paradigms rely on both in vitro and in vivo exposure setups that often are difficult to compare, resulting in questioning the real efficacy of cell models to mimic more complex exposure scenarios at the organism level. Here, we have systematically investigated transcriptomic responses of the THP-1 macrophage cell line and lung tissues of mice, after exposure to several carbon nanomaterials (CNMs)...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371135/climate-and-geochemistry-as-drivers-of-eucalypt-diversification-in-australia
#18
E N Bui, A H Thornhill, C E González-Orozco, N Knerr, J T Miller
Eucalypts cover most of Australia. Here, we investigate the relative contribution of climate and geochemistry to the distribution and diversity of eucalypts. Using geostatistics, we estimate major element concentrations, pH, and electrical conductivity at sites where eucalypts have been recorded. We compare the median predicted geochemistry and reported substrate for individual species that appear associated with extreme conditions; this provides a partial evaluation of the predictions. We generate a site-by-species matrix by aggregating observations to the centroids of 100-km-wide grid cells, calculate diversity indices, and use numerical ecology methods (ordination, variation partitioning) to investigate the ecology of eucalypts and their response to climatic and geochemical gradients...
May 2017: Geobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370187/differences-in-retinal-shape-between-east-asian-and-caucasian-eyes
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Pavan K Verkicharla, Marwan Suheimat, Katrina L Schmid, David A Atchison
PURPOSE: To investigate whether retinal shape is different between East Asians and Caucasians. METHODS: There were 36 East Asian and 40 Caucasian young adults, with refractions between +0.75D and -5.50D. Peripheral eye lengths were obtained after pupil dilation using the Lenstar partial coherence interferometer. Measurements were obtained along the horizontal and vertical meridians of the visual field out to ±35° and ±30°, respectively, in 5° steps. Retinal co-ordinates were estimated using a validated method from the peripheral eye length measurements and ray-tracing through a modified Le Grand full theoretical eye...
March 29, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369490/ammonium-as-a-signal-for-physiological-and-morphological-responses-in-plants
#20
Ying Liu, Nicolaus von Wirén
Ammonium is a major inorganic nitrogen source for plants. At low external supplies, ammonium promotes plant growth, while at high external supplies it causes toxicity. Ammonium triggers rapid changes in cytosolic pH, in gene expression, and in post-translational modifications of proteins, leading to apoplastic acidification, co-ordinated ammonium uptake, enhanced ammonium assimilation, altered oxidative and phytohormonal status, and reshaped root system architecture. Some of these responses are dependent on AMT-type ammonium transporters and are not linked to a nutritional effect, indicating that ammonium is perceived as a signaling molecule by plant cells...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
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