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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640945/production-of-human-vitronectin-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-using-the-inpact-hyper-expression-platform
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Benjamin Dugdale, Maiko Kato, Pradeep Deo, Manuel Plan, Mark Harrison, Robyn Lloyd, Terry Walsh, Robert Harding, James Dale
Human vitronectin (hVN) is a glycoprotein that functions as a cell adhesion molecule and a regulator of coagulation in blood plasma and the extracellular matrix. In vitro, hVN is added to serum-free media in order to promote the adhesion of animal cells to tissue culture surfaces and the proliferation of undifferentiated stem cells. Here, we report the production of hVN in Nicotiana benthamiana using the inducible In Plant Activation (INPACT) hyper-expression platform. N. benthamiana plants were transformed with an INPACT expression cassette encoding hVN, and both the Tobacco yellow dwarf virus Rep/RepA activator and Tomato bushy stunt virus p19 gene under the transcriptional control of the ethanol-inducible AlcR:alcA gene switch...
June 22, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619954/a-novel-immune-biomarker-ifi27-discriminates-between-influenza-and-bacteria-in-patients-with-suspected-respiratory-infection
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Benjamin M Tang, Maryam Shojaei, Grant P Parnell, Stephen Huang, Marek Nalos, Sally Teoh, Kate O'Connor, Stephen Schibeci, Amy L Phu, Anand Kumar, John Ho, Adrienne F A Meyers, Yoav Keynan, Terry Ball, Amarnath Pisipati, Aseem Kumar, Elizabeth Moore, Damon Eisen, Kevin Lai, Mark Gillett, Robert Geffers, Hao Luo, Fahad Gul, Jens Schreiber, Sandra Riedel, David Booth, Anthony McLean, Klaus Schughart
Host response biomarkers can accurately distinguish between influenza and bacterial infection. However, published biomarkers require the measurement of many genes, thereby making it difficult to implement them in clinical practice. This study aims to identify a single-gene biomarker with a high diagnostic accuracy equivalent to multi-gene biomarkers.In this study, we combined an integrated genomic analysis of 1071 individuals with in vitro experiments using well-established infection models.We identified a single-gene biomarker, IFI27, which had a high prediction accuracy (91%) equivalent to that obtained by multi-gene biomarkers...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592359/mercury-accumulation-in-lethrinus-nebulosus-from-the-marine-waters-of-the-qatar-eez
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Ebrahim M A S Al-Ansari, Mohamed A R Abdel-Moati, Oguz Yigiterhan, Ibrahim Al-Maslamani, Yousria Soliman, Gilbert T Rowe, Terry L Wade, Ismail M Al-Shaikh, Ahmed Helmi, Ligita Kuklyte, Mark Chatting, Mehsin A Al-Ansi Al-Yafei
Total mercury (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) were recorded in the commercial demersal fish Lethrinus nebulosus, caught from six locations in Qatar EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone). Concentrations of THg decreased in the order: liver˃muscle˃gonad. THg concentrations in fish tissue ranged from 0.016ppm in gonad to 0.855ppm (mgkg(-1)w/w) in liver tissues, while concentrations in muscle tissue ranged from 0.24 to 0.49ppm (mgkg(-1)w/w) among sampling sites. MeHg concentrations were used to validate food web transfer rate calculations...
June 4, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574705/biochemical-profile-of-heritage-and-modern-apple-cultivars-and-application-of-machine-learning-methods-to-predict-usage-age-and-harvest-season
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Maria Anastasiadi, Fady Mohareb, Sally P Redfern, Mark Berry, Monique S J Simmonds, Leon A Terry
The present study represents the first major attempt to characterize the biochemical profile in different tissues of a large selection of apple cultivars sourced from the United Kingdom's National Fruit Collection comprising dessert, ornamental, cider, and culinary apples. Furthermore, advanced machine learning methods were applied with the objective to identify whether the phenolic and sugar composition of an apple cultivar could be used as a biomarker fingerprint to differentiate between heritage and mainstream commercial cultivars as well as govern the separation among primary usage groups and harvest season...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569355/comparative-physiology-of-vocal-musculature-in-two-odontocetes-the-bottlenose-dolphin-tursiops-truncatus-and-the-harbor-porpoise-phocoena-phocoena
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Nicole M Thometz, Jennifer L Dearolf, Robin C Dunkin, Dawn P Noren, Marla M Holt, Olivia C Sims, Brandon C Cathey, Terrie M Williams
The mechanism by which odontocetes produce sound is unique among mammals. To gain insight into the physiological properties that support sound production in toothed whales, we examined myoglobin content ([Mb]), non-bicarbonate buffering capacity (β), fiber-type profiles, and myosin heavy chain expression of vocal musculature in two odontocetes: the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus; n = 4) and the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena; n = 5). Both species use the same anatomical structures to produce sound, but differ markedly in their vocal repertoires...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558335/risk-is-still-relevant-time-varying-associations-between-perceived-risk-and-marijuana-use-among-us-12th-grade-students-from-1991-to-2016
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Yvonne M Terry-McElrath, Patrick M O'Malley, Megan E Patrick, Richard A Miech
BACKGROUND: Perceived risk of harm has long been a key preventive factor for adolescent marijuana use. However, in recent years, perceived risk has decreased markedly and marijuana use has increased only slightly, leading to new questions about their association. This study investigates the magnitude and stability of the US adolescent marijuana risk/use association from 1991 to 2016, overall and by gender and race/ethnicity. METHODS: Self-reported data on past 12-month marijuana use, perceived risk of regular marijuana use, gender, and race/ethnicity were obtained from 275,768 US 12th grade students participating in the nationally representative Monitoring the Future study...
May 23, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554659/naloxegol-an-opioid-antagonist-with-reduced-cns-penetration-mode-of-action-and-human-relevance-for-rat-testicular-tumours
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Håkan Andersson, Terri Mitchard, Nakpangi Johnson, Eike Floettmann
Naloxegol is an opioid antagonist which has been developed for the treatment of patients with opioid induced constipation. In the nonclinical safety program naloxegol was shown to have a very benign toxicity profile. In the rat, but not the mouse, 2-year carcinogenicity study a change in tumour pattern with an increase in testicular Leydig cell tumours (LCT) was observed after dosing at high (supra-pharmacological) concentrations. To establish the basis of the increase in LCT and to assess its potential relevance to humans, studies to exclude and potentially identify mode-of-action (MoA) were performed...
May 26, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550993/barriers-to-pcsk9-inhibitor-prescriptions-for-patients-with-high-cardiovascular-risk-results-of-a-healthcare-provider-survey-conducted-by-the-national-lipid-association
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Jerome D Cohen, Mark J Cziraky, Terry A Jacobson, Kevin C Maki, Dean G Karalis
BACKGROUND: Statin therapy is recommended for reducing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk. Significant risk can remain because of insufficient clinical response or statin intolerance. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type-9 (PCSK9) therapy lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and has recently been shown to lower ASCVD events. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the barriers and challenges experienced with the access and approval reimbursement process for PCSK9 inhibitor prescriptions...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510328/genetic-variants-in-the-genes-encoding-rho-gtpases-and-related-regulators-predict-cutaneous-melanoma-specific-survival
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Shun Liu, Yanru Wang, William Xue, Hongliang Liu, Yinghui Xu, Qiong Shi, Wenting Wu, Dakai Zhu, Christopher I Amos, Shenying Fang, Jeffrey E Lee, Terry Hyslop, Yi Li, Jiali Han, Qingyi Wei
Rho GTPases control cell division, motility, adhesion, vesicular trafficking and phagocytosis, which may affect progression and/or prognosis of cancers. Here, we investigated associations between genetic variants of Rho GTPases-related genes and cutaneous melanoma-specific survival (CMSS) by re-analyzing a published melanoma genome-wide association study (GWAS) and validating the results in another melanoma GWAS. In the single-locus analysis of 36,018 SNPs in 129 Rho-related genes, 427 SNPs were significantly associated with CMSS (p < 0...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492456/calmer-life-a-hybrid-effectiveness-implementation-trial-for-late-life-anxiety-conducted-in-low-income-mental-health-underserved-communities
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Srijana Shrestha, Nancy Wilson, Mark E Kunik, Paula Wagener, Amber B Amspoker, Terri Barrera, Jessica Freshour, Cynthia Kraus-Schuman, Jane Bavineau, Maria Turner, Melinda A Stanley
OBJECTIVE: Anxiety is common among older adults and is associated with multiple negative outcomes. Late-life anxiety is usually unrecognized by providers and undertreated, although evidence supports the effectiveness of psychosocial treatment. Access to mental health care is especially poor among African American seniors. New treatment models are needed to expand the reach of mental health care to minority elders. METHODS: Our article outlines a study designed to test the effectiveness and implementation potential of Calmer Life (CL), a community-based, person-centered, flexible and culturally tailored intervention for late-life anxiety and worry, offered in low-income, mental health-underserved and predominantly African American communities...
May 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483652/associations-between-traumatic-brain-injury-history-and-future-headache-severity-in-veterans-a-longitudinal-study
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Pradeep Suri, Kelly Stolzmann, Katherine M Iverson, Rhonda Williams, Mark Meterko, Kun Yan, Katelyn Gormley, Terri K Pogoda
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether traumatic brain injury (TBI) history is associated with worse headache severity outcomes. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinics. PARTICIPANTS: 2566 Veterans who completed a mail follow-up survey an average of 3 years after a comprehensive TBI evaluation (CTBIE). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The presence or absence of TBI, and TBI severity, were evaluated by a trained clinician and classified according to VA/Department of Defense clinical practice guidelines...
May 5, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482875/qualitative-insights-into-how-men-with-low-risk-prostate-cancer-choosing-active-surveillance-negotiate-stress-and-uncertainty
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Emily M Mader, Hsin H Li, Kathleen D Lyons, Christopher P Morley, Margaret K Formica, Scott D Perrapato, Brian H Irwin, John D Seigne, Elias S Hyams, Terry Mosher, Mark T Hegel, Telisa M Stewart
BACKGROUND: Active surveillance is a management strategy for men diagnosed with early-stage, low-risk prostate cancer in which their cancer is monitored and treatment is delayed. This study investigated the primary coping mechanisms for men following the active surveillance treatment plan, with a specific focus on how these men interact with their social network as they negotiate the stress and uncertainty of their diagnosis and treatment approach. METHODS: Thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews at two academic institutions located in the northeastern US...
May 8, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476474/the-association-between-aha-cpr-quality-guideline-compliance-and-clinical-outcomes-from-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Sheldon Cheskes, Robert H Schmicker, Tom Rea, Laurie J Morrison, Brian Grunau, Ian R Drennan, Brian Leroux, Christian Vaillancourt, Terri A Schmidt, Allison C Koller, Peter Kudenchuk, Tom P Aufderheide, Heather Herren, Katharyn H Flickinger, Mark Charleston, Ron Straight, Jim Christenson
BACKGROUND: Measures of chest compression fraction (CCF), compression rate, compression depth and pre-shock pause have all been independently associated with improved outcomes from out-of-hospital (OHCA) cardiac arrest. However, it is unknown whether compliance with American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines incorporating all the aforementioned metrics, is associated with improved survival from OHCA. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of prospectively collected data from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Epistry-Cardiac Arrest database...
July 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467820/non-equivalence-of-wnt-and-r-spondin-ligands-during-lgr5-intestinal-stem-cell-self-renewal
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Kelley S Yan, Claudia Y Janda, Junlei Chang, Grace X Y Zheng, Kathryn A Larkin, Vincent C Luca, Luis A Chia, Amanda T Mah, Arnold Han, Jessica M Terry, Akifumi Ootani, Kelly Roelf, Mark Lee, Jenny Yuan, Xiao Li, Christopher R Bolen, Julie Wilhelmy, Paige S Davies, Hiroo Ueno, Richard J von Furstenberg, Phillip Belgrader, Solongo B Ziraldo, Heather Ordonez, Susan J Henning, Melissa H Wong, Michael P Snyder, Irving L Weissman, Aaron J Hsueh, Tarjei S Mikkelsen, K Christopher Garcia, Calvin J Kuo
The canonical Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway governs diverse developmental, homeostatic and pathological processes. Palmitoylated Wnt ligands engage cell-surface frizzled (FZD) receptors and LRP5 and LRP6 co-receptors, enabling β-catenin nuclear translocation and TCF/LEF-dependent gene transactivation. Mutations in Wnt downstream signalling components have revealed diverse functions thought to be carried out by Wnt ligands themselves. However, redundancy between the 19 mammalian Wnt proteins and 10 FZD receptors and Wnt hydrophobicity have made it difficult to attribute these functions directly to Wnt ligands...
May 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452676/telephone-delivered-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-older-rural-veterans-with-depression-and-anxiety-in-home-based-primary-care
#15
Terri L Barrera, Jeremy P Cummings, Maria Armento, Jeffrey A Cully, Amber Bush Amspoker, Nancy L Wilson, Michael J Mallen, Srijana Shrestha, Mark E Kunik, Melinda A Stanley
OBJECTIVES: Rural, homebound older adults are at increased risk for anxiety and depression and have limited access to mental health services. These individuals face many barriers to receiving evidence-based mental health treatment and would benefit from interventions that increase access to and efficiency of care. The aim of this study was to evaluate use of a telephone-delivered, modular, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention for both late-life depression and anxiety delivered to rural, homebound Veterans...
March 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452662/predictors-of-outcomes-for-older-adults-participating-in-calmer-life-a-culturally-tailored-intervention-for-anxiety
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Elizabeth C Conti, Terri L Barrera, Amber B Amspoker, Nancy Wilson, Srijana Shrestha, Paula Wagener, Maria Armento, Gina Evans-Hudnall, Jeremy P Cummings, Mark E Kunik, Melinda A Stanley
OBJECTIVE: Determine predictors of reduced worry and anxiety for older adults participating in the pilot phase of Calmer Life, a modular, personalized cognitive-behavioral treatment for worry. METHODS: Underserved adults (N = 54) over age 50 participated. Therapists were either experts (Ph.D. or Master's) or nonexpert providers (case managers, community health workers, and bachelor's level). Participants completed the Penn State Worry Questionnaire-Abbreviated (PSWQ-A) and the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory-Short Form (GAI-SF) before treatment and at 3 months...
May 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432837/identifying-genetic-sources-of-phenotypic-heterogeneity-in-orofacial-clefts-by-targeted-sequencing
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Jenna C Carlson, Margaret A Taub, Eleanor Feingold, Terri H Beaty, Jeffrey C Murray, Mary L Marazita, Elizabeth J Leslie
BACKGROUND: Orofacial clefts (OFCs), including nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P), are common birth defects. NSCL/P is highly heterogeneous with multiple phenotypic presentations. Two common subtypes of NSCL/P are cleft lip (CL) and cleft lip with cleft palate (CLP) which have different population prevalence. Similarly, NSCL/P can be divided into bilateral and unilateral clefts, with unilateral being the most common. Individuals with unilateral NSCL/P are more likely to be affected on the left side of the upper lip, but right side affection also occurs...
April 22, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429804/identifying-tagging-snps-for-african-specific-genetic-variation-from-the-african-diaspora-genome
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Henry Richard Johnston, Yi-Juan Hu, Jingjing Gao, Timothy D O'Connor, Gonçalo R Abecasis, Genevieve L Wojcik, Christopher R Gignoux, Pierre-Antoine Gourraud, Antoine Lizee, Mark Hansen, Rob Genuario, Dave Bullis, Cindy Lawley, Eimear E Kenny, Carlos Bustamante, Terri H Beaty, Rasika A Mathias, Kathleen C Barnes, Zhaohui S Qin
A primary goal of The Consortium on Asthma among African-ancestry Populations in the Americas (CAAPA) is to develop an 'African Diaspora Power Chip' (ADPC), a genotyping array consisting of tagging SNPs, useful in comprehensively identifying African specific genetic variation. This array is designed based on the novel variation identified in 642 CAAPA samples of African ancestry with high coverage whole genome sequence data (~30× depth). This novel variation extends the pattern of variation catalogued in the 1000 Genomes and Exome Sequencing Projects to a spectrum of populations representing the wide range of West African genomic diversity...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420654/changes-in-the-profile-of-endovascular-procedures-performed-in-freestanding-dialysis-access-centers-over-15-years
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Gerald A Beathard, Aris Urbanes, Terry Litchfield
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Marked changes occurred in the vascular access profile of patients receiving hemodialysis in the United States over the 15-year period of 2001-2015. This study was undertaken to evaluate how these changes have affected dialysis access maintenance and salvage procedures performed in freestanding dialysis access centers and to examine the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of these procedures in this setting. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Data were collected from freestanding, dedicated dialysis access centers operating under a common system of management...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410359/intraoperative-s-stamp-enabled-rescue-of-3-inverted-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-grafts
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Peter B Veldman, Zachary M Mayko, Michael D Straiko, Mark A Terry
PURPOSE: To report the clinical outcomes of 3 Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) grafts, in which an upside down DMEK graft orientation was discovered after SF6 gas insufflation of the anterior chamber and the orientation was then corrected intraoperatively. METHODS: A total of 371 consecutive DMEK cases using an S-stamp were analyzed and found to include 3 cases in which the DMEK graft was initially elevated with SF6 gas in an upside down orientation, as demonstrated intraoperatively by the S-stamp...
June 2017: Cornea
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