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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921999/predictive-validity-and-adjustment-of-ideal-partner-preferences-across-the-transition-into-romantic-relationships
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Tanja M Gerlach, Ruben C Arslan, Thomas Schultze, Selina K Reinhard, Lars Penke
Although empirical research has investigated what we ideally seek in a romantic partner for decades, the crucial question of whether ideal partner preferences actually guide our mating decisions in real life has remained largely unanswered. One reason for this is the lack of designs that assess individuals' ideal partner preferences before entering a relationship and then follow up on them over an extended period. In the Göttingen Mate Choice Study (GMCS), a preregistered, large-scale online study, we used such a naturalistic prospective design...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921522/extraluminal-biodegradable-splint-to-treat-upper-airway-anterior-malacia-a-preclinical-proof-of-principle
#2
François Gorostidi, Cécile Courbon, Marco Burki, Antoine Reinhard, Kishore Sandu
OBJECTIVE: Upper airway malacia highly complicates the treatment of benign laryngotracheal stenosis, and no ideal option is available to date. We here explore the use of extraluminal biodegradable splints in an animal model of long-segment anterior tracheomalacia (TM). We show the efficacy, as well as the tissue tolerance, of a custom-made biodegradable extraluminal device surgically inserted around the trachea. STUDY DESIGN: Preclinical animal study. METHODS: Anterior TM was induced in rabbits through an anterior neck approach by removing eight consecutive anterior tracheal rings without damaging the underlying mucosa...
September 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920764/recurrence-of-disease-activity-during-pregnancy-after-cessation-of-fingolimod-in-multiple-sclerosis
#3
Ingrid Meinl, Joachim Havla, Reinhard Hohlfeld, Tania Kümpfel
BACKGROUND: Fingolimod is an effective treatment for active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Discontinuation of therapy may be followed by recurrence of disease activity. Thus, female MS patients may be at risk of relapse during pregnancy after stopping fingolimod. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: To report the disease course during pregnancy of five women who interrupted therapy with fingolimod for pregnancy. RESULTS: All patients experienced relapses during pregnancy and/or postpartum after stopping fingolimod...
September 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919996/mek-inhibition-and-immune-responses-in-advanced-melanoma
#4
REVIEW
Reinhard Dummer, Egle Ramelyte, Sabrina Schindler, Olaf Thürigen, Mitchell P Levesque, Peter Koelblinger
phase II and III clinical trials demonstrated modest anti- tumor activity of Binimetinib (MEK162) - a potent allosteric inhibitor of MEK1 and MEK2- in patients with advanced NRAS mutant melanoma. The analysis of the NEMO study in NRAS mutated melanoma, has shown that pre-treatment with immunotherapy improved the outcome of binimetinib therapy. We discuss this finding in the context of in vitro and in vivo effects of MEK inhibition on immuno-critical pathways and interactions.
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918517/detecting-cam-type-deformities-on-plain-radiographs-what-is-the-optimal-lateral-view
#5
Christian Hipfl, Markus Titz, Catharina Chiari, Veronika Schöpf, Franz Kainberger, Reinhard Windhager, Stephan Domayer
PURPOSE: Radial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most accurate diagnostic tool in assessing cam-type femoroacetabular impingement. Plain radiographs, however, are useful for the initial diagnosis in the daily practice and there is still debate regarding the optimal lateral view. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of detecting cam deformities using the frog-leg view or the 45° Dunn view by comparison with radial MRI. MATERIAL: 66 consecutive hips with plain radiographs (36 with AP and frog-leg views, 30 with AP and 45° Dunn views) and radial MRI were assessed...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918436/through-the-looking-glass-challenge
#6
Reinhard Meusinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916503/altered-serotonergic-and-gabaergic-neurotransmission-in-a-mice-model-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#7
Christine Winter, Dana M Greene, Paraskevi Mavrogiorgou, Helge Schaper, Reinhard Sohr, Abel Bult-Ito, Georg Juckel
There is ample evidence that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is based on reduced serotonergic function. Replicated bidirectional selection for thermoregulatory nest-building behavior in the laboratory house mouse (Mus musculus) resulted in compulsive-like, non-compulsive-like and randomly bred control mice that represent a non-induced animal model of OCD. The present study aimed at investigating the neurochemical patterns in specific brain regions of compulsive-like (HA) versus non-compulsive-like (LA) and normal (CA) mice...
September 12, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916432/rituximab-as-induction-therapy-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-refractory-to-conventional-immunosuppressive-treatment-a-36-month-follow-up-analysis
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Jens Thiel, Arianna Troilo, Ulrich Salzer, Theresa Schleyer, Kirsten Halmschlag, Marta Rizzi, Natalie Frede, Ana Venhoff, Reinhard E Voll, Nils Venhoff
BACKGROUND: Rituximab (RTX) is approved for induction therapy of granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis. In eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), organ-threatening manifestations are mainly treated with cyclophosphamide (CYC). RTX as treatment in EGPA has been described in small case series; however long-term data and the efficacy of RTX in EGPA refractory to CYC have not been reported yet. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy and safety of RTX and conventional immunosuppressive therapy with CYC in EGPA as induction therapy and during long-term follow-up...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912376/a-recombinant-human-adamts-13-first-in-human-study-evaluating-pharmacokinetics-safety-and-tolerability-in-cttp-patients
#9
Marie Scully, Paul Knöbl, Karim Kentouche, Lawrence Rice, Jerzy Windyga, Reinhard Schneppenheim, Johanna A Kremer Hovinga, Michiko Kajiwara, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Caterina Maggiore, Jennifer Doralt, Christopher Hibbard, Leah Martell, Bruce Ewenstein
Safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of recombinant ADAMTS-13 (rADAMTS-13; BAX 930; SHP655) were investigated in 15 patients diagnosed with severe congenital ADAMTS-13 deficiency (plasma ADAMTS-13 activity < 6%) in a prospective phase 1, first-in-human, multicenter dose escalation study. BAX 930 was well tolerated, no serious adverse events occurred, and no anti-ADAMTS-13 antibodies were observed. Following single dose administration of BAX 930 at 5, 20, or 40 U/kg body weight to adolescents and adults, there was approximate dose proportionality with respect to Cmax and AUC...
September 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912124/kindlin-2-recruits-paxillin-and-arp2-3-to-promote-membrane-protrusions-during-initial-cell-spreading
#10
Ralph T Böttcher, Maik Veelders, Pascaline Rombaut, Jan Faix, Marina Theodosiou, Theresa E Stradal, Klemens Rottner, Roy Zent, Franz Herzog, Reinhard Fässler
Cell spreading requires the coupling of actin-driven membrane protrusion and integrin-mediated adhesion to the extracellular matrix. The integrin-activating adaptor protein kindlin-2 plays a central role for cell adhesion and membrane protrusion by directly binding and recruiting paxillin to nascent adhesions. Here, we report that kindlin-2 has a dual role during initial cell spreading: it binds paxillin via the pleckstrin homology and F0 domains to activate Rac1, and it directly associates with the Arp2/3 complex to induce Rac1-mediated membrane protrusions...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910351/lab-meets-real-life-a-laboratory-assessment-of-spontaneous-thought-and-its-ecological-validity
#11
Christine Kuehner, Annett Welz, Iris Reinhard, Georg W Alpers
People's minds frequently wander towards self-generated thoughts, which are unrelated to external stimuli or demands. These phenomena, referred to as "spontaneous thought" (ST) and "mind wandering" (MW), have previously been linked with both costs and benefits. Current assessments of ST and MW have predominantly been conducted in the laboratory, whereas studies on the ecological validity of such lab-related constructs and their interrelations are rare. The current study examined the stability of ST dimensions assessed in the lab and their predictive value with respect to MW, repetitive negative thought (uncontrollable rumination, RUM), and affect in daily life...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905399/microdosimetric-measurements-of-a-clinical-proton-beam-with-micrometer-sized-solid-state-detector
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Sarah E Anderson, Keith M Furutani, Linh T Tran, Lachlan Chartier, Marco Petasecca, Michael Lerch, Dale A Prokopovich, Mark Reinhard, Vladimir L Perevertaylo, Anatoly B Rosenfeld, Michael G Herman, Chris Beltran
PURPOSE: Microdosimetry is a vital tool for assessing the microscopic patterns of energy deposition by radiation, which ultimately govern biological effect. Solid-state, silicon-on-insulator microdosimeters offer an approach for making microdosimetric measurements with high spatial resolution (on the order of tens of micrometers). These high-resolution, solid-state microdosimeters may therefore play a useful role in characterizing proton radiotherapy fields, particularly for making highly-resolved measurements within the Bragg peak region...
September 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902969/cationic-nitrogen-doped-helical-nanographenes
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Kun Xu, Xinliang Feng, Reinhard Berger, Alexey A Popov, Jan J Weigand, Ilka Vincon, Peter Machata, Felix Hennersdorf, Youjia Zhou, Yubin Fu
Herein, we report on the synthesis of a series of novel cationic nitrogen doped nanographenes (CNDN) by rhodium catalyzed annulation reactions. This powerful method allows for the synthesis of cationic nanographenes with non-planar, axial chiral geometries. Single-crystal X-ray analysis reveals helical and cove-edged structures. Compared to their all-carbon analogues, the CNDN exhibit energetically lower lying frontier orbitals with a reduced optical energy gap and an electron accepting behavior. All derivatives show quasi reversible reductions in cyclic voltammetry...
September 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902847/first-insights-in-the-variability-of-borrelia-recurrentis-genomes
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Durdica Marosevic, Gabriele Margos, Reinhard Wallich, Andreas Wieser, Andreas Sing, Volker Fingerle
BACKGROUND: Borrelia recurrentis is the causative agent of louse-borne relapsing fever, endemic to the Horn of Africa. New attention was raised in Europe, with the highest number of cases (n = 45) reported among migrants in 2015 in Germany and sporadically from other European countries. So far only one genome was sequenced, hindering the development of specific molecular diagnostic and typing tools. Here we report on modified culture conditions for B. recurrentis and the intraspecies genome variability of six isolates isolated and cultured in different years in order to explore the possibility to identify new targets for typing and examine the molecular epidemiology of the pathogen...
September 13, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900938/neue-pflichten-im-dmp-copd
#15
Reinhard Merz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900212/a-nano-mechanical-instability-as-primary-contribution-to-rolling-resistance
#16
Jan Meyer, Reinhard Hentschke, Jonathan Hager, Nils W Hojdis, Hossein Ali Karimi-Varzaneh
Rolling resistance ranks among the top ten automobile megatrends, because it is directly linked to fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. The mechanisms controlling this phenomenon are hidden deeply inside the complexity of tire tread materials and do elude direct experimental observation. Here we use atomistic molecular modelling to identify a novel nano-mechanical mechanism for dissipative loss in silica filled elastomers when the latter are subjected to dynamic strain. The force-vs-particle separation curve of a single silica particle-to-silica particle contact, embedded inside a polyisoprene rubber matrix, is obtained, while the contact is opened and closed by a cyclic force...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899968/multi-spectral-optoacoustic-tomography-msot-of-human-breast-cancer
#17
Gael Diot, Stephan Metz, Aurelia Noske, Evangelos Liapis, Barbara Schroeder, Saak Victor Ovsepian, Reinhard Meier, Ernst J Rummeny, Vasilis Ntziachristos
PURPOSE: In a pilot study, we introduce fast handheld Multi-Spectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) of the breast at 28 wavelengths, aiming to identify high-resolution optoacoustic (photoacoustic) patterns of breast cancer and non-cancerous breast tissue. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We imaged 10 female patients aged 48-81 years with malignant non-specific breast cancer or invasive lobular carcinoma. Three healthy volunteers aged 31-36 years were also imaged. Fast-MSOT was based on unique single-frame-per-pulse (SFPP) image acquisition employed to improve the accuracy of spectral differentiation over using a small number of wavelengths...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898429/tgacg-binding-factor-1-tga1-and-tga4-regulate-salicylic-acid-and-pipecolic-acid-biosynthesis-by-modulating-the-expression-of-systemic-acquired-resistance-deficient-1-sard1-and-calmodulin-binding-protein-60g-cbp60g
#18
Tongjun Sun, Lucas Busta, Qian Zhang, Pingtao Ding, Reinhard Jetter, Yuelin Zhang
Salicylic acid (SA) and pipecolic acid (Pip) play important roles in plant immunity. Here we analyzed the roles of transcription factors TGACG-BINDING FACTOR 1 (TGA1) and TGA4 in regulating SA and Pip biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. We quantified the expression levels of SYSTEMIC ACQUIRED RESISTANCE DEFICIENT 1 (SARD1) and CALMODULIN-BINDING PROTEIN 60g (CBP60g), which encode two master transcription factors of plant immunity, and the accumulation of SA and Pip in tga1-1 tga4-1 mutant plants. We tested whether SARD1 and CBP60g are direct targets of TGA1 by chromatin immunoprecipitation-polymerase chain reaction (ChIP-PCR)...
September 12, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895637/eating-frequency-and-carbohydrate-intake-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-differ-from-those-in-their-peers-and-are-associated-with-glycemic-control
#19
Christina Baechle, Annika Hoyer, Katty Castillo-Reinado, Anna Stahl-Pehe, Oliver Kuss, Reinhard W Holl, Mathilde Kersting, Joachim Rosenbauer
Aim The diet of people with type 1 diabetes may differ from that of healthy peers due to disease-related factors that may affect the course of diabetes. This cross-sectional study sought to compare meal and snacking frequency and corresponding carbohydrate intake among adolescents with intensively-treated type 1 diabetes and healthy peers and to analyze their association with glycemic control among diabetes patients. Methods Nutritional data of 712 11- to <19-year-olds from a nationwide population-based survey on early-onset type 1 diabetes (52...
September 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895623/comprehensive-analytics-of-actovegin%C3%A2-and-its-effect-on-muscle-cells
#20
Franz-Xaver Reichl, Lesca Miriam Holdt, Daniel Teupser, Gregor Schütze, Alan J Metcalfe, Reinhard Hickel, Christof Högg, Wilhelm Bloch
The ingredients of Actovegin(®) were analyzed and its effects on the muscle cell proliferation were investigated. C2C12 myoblasts were cultured in medium. Actovegin(®) was added in five different concentrations (1, 5, 25, 125, and 250 µg) to the differentiation medium. The formations of proliferation factor Ki67 and myosin heavy chains were measured by immunofluorescence. The first primary antibody was anti-Ki67 and anti-Mf20. Cells were washed and treated with the second fluorochrome. Thirty-one Actovegin(®) ingredients were found to contain significantly higher concentrations and twenty-nine ingredients were found to contain significantly lower concentrations, compared to the mean ranges as described in the literature for the normal physiological concentrations in human adult serum/plasma...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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