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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726755/control-measurements-of-crane-rails-performed-by-terrestrial-laser-scanning
#1
Klemen Kregar, Jan Možina, Tomaž Ambrožič, Dušan Kogoj, Aleš Marjetič, Gašper Štebe, Simona Savšek
This article presents a method for measuring the geometry of crane rails with terrestrial laser scanning (TLS). Two sets of crane rails were divided into segments, their planes were adjusted, and the characteristic rail lines were defined. We used their profiles to define the positional and altitude deviations of the rails, the span and height difference between the two rails, and we also verified that they complied with the Eurocode 3 standard. We tested the method on crane rails at the hydroelectric power plant in Krško and the thermal power plant in Brestanica...
July 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724765/translesion-polymerase-pol-%C3%AE-is-required-for-efficient-epstein-barr-virus-infectivity-and-is-regulated-by-the-viral-deubiquitinating-enzyme-bplf1
#2
Ossie F Dyson, Joseph S Pagano, Christopher B Whitehurst
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection and lytic replication are known to induce a cellular DNA damage response. Previously we showed that the virally encoded BPLF1 protein interacts with and regulates several members of the translesion synthesis pathway (TLS), a DNA damage tolerance pathway, and that these cellular factors enhance viral infectivity. BPLF1 is a late lytic cycle gene, but the protein is also packaged in the viral tegument indicating that BPLF1 may function both early and late during infection. BPLF1 expresses deubiquitinating activity that is strictly conserved across the Herpesviridae; mutation of the active-site cysteine results in loss of enzymatic activity...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713385/tumor-associated-tertiary-lymphoid-structures-gene-expression-profiling-and-their-bioengineering
#3
Genyuan Zhu, Rana Falahat, Kui Wang, Adam Mailloux, Natalie Artzi, James J Mulé
Tertiary lymphoid structures (TLSs) have been identified in the parenchyma and/or in the peripheral margins of human solid tumors. Uncovering the functional nature of these structures is the subject of much intensive investigation. Studies have shown a direct correlation of the presence of human tumor-localized TLS and better patient outcome (e.g., increase in overall survival) in certain solid tumor histologies, but not all. We had identified a tumor-derived immune gene-expression signature, encoding 12 distinct chemokines, which could reliably identify the presence of TLSs, of different degrees, in various human solid tumors...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711571/effectiveness-of-single-dose-rasburicase-in-patients-with-lymphoid-malignancies-at-a-high-risk-for-tumor-lysis-syndrome
#4
Young-Woo Jeon, Dae-Hun Kwak, Sung-Soo Park, Jae-Ho Yoon, Sung-Eun Lee, Ki-Seong Eom, Yoo-Jin Kim, Hee-Je Kim, Seok Lee, Chang-Ki Min, Jong-Wook Lee, Woo-Sung Min, Seok-Goo Cho
BACKGROUND: Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening disorder that occurs mainly in patients with high-tumor burden hemato-oncologic malignancies. It results in metabolic derangements, including hyperuricemia and acute renal failure. The powerful management for TLS is a daily dose of rasburicase for up to 5 days before chemotherapy; however, the optimal dose and duration of rasburicase for TLS prophylaxis have not been standardized for patients at high risk for TLS. Therefore, we evaluated the efficacy of single-dose rasburicase for prophylactic purposes in patients with malignant lymphoma at high risk for TLS...
June 27, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701569/distinct-tertiary-lymphoid-structure-associations-and-their-prognostic-relevance-in-her2-positive-and-negative-breast-cancers
#5
Xia Liu, Julia Y S Tsang, Thazin Hlaing, Jintao Hu, Yun-Bi Ni, Siu Ki Chan, Sai Yin Cheung, Gary M Tse
BACKGROUND: The presence of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) is associated with favorable prognosis. Recent evidence suggested that not only their density, but also the spatial organization as tertiary lymphoid structures (TLS), play a key role in determining patient survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cohort of 248 breast cancers, the clinicopathologic association and prognostic role of TLS was examined. RESULTS: Tertiary lymphoid structures were associated with higher tumor grade, apocrine phenotype, necrosis, extensive in situ component, lymphovascular invasion (LVI), and high TIL...
July 12, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699658/telomere-length-and-somatic-mutations-in-correlation-with-response-to-immunosuppressive-treatment-in-aplastic-anaemia
#6
Hee S Park, Si N Park, Kyongok Im, Sung-Min Kim, Jung-Ah Kim, Sang M Hwang, Dong S Lee
We investigated the frequencies of cytogenetic aberrations and somatic mutations of prognostic relevance in 393 patients with aplastic anaemia (AA). Clonality was determined by G-banding/fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) (n = 245), and targeted capture sequencing was performed for 88 haematopoiesis-related genes (n = 70). The telomere length (TL) of bone marrow nucleated cells was measured at the single cell level by FISH (n = 135). Eighteen (4·6%) patients showed disease progression, and monosomy 7 (50·0%) was the most predominant cytogenetic evolution at disease transformation...
July 12, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689076/near-near-infrared-thermal-lens-spectroscopy-to-assess-overtones-and-combination-bands-of-sulfentrazone-pesticide
#7
M Ventura, J R Silva, L H C Andrade, R P Scorza Júnior, S M Lima
Thermal lens spectroscopy (TLS) in the near-near-infrared region was used to explore the absorptions of overtones and combination bands of sulfentrazone (SFZ) herbicide diluted in methanol. This spectroscopic region was chosen in order to guarantee that only thermal lens effect is noted during the experimental procedure. The results showed that it was possible to detect very low concentrations (~2ng/μL) of SFZ in methanol by determining its thermal diffusivity or the absorption coefficient due to the 3ν(NH)+1δ(CH) combination band...
July 4, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666590/regulation-of-dna-damage-tolerance-in-mammalian-cells-by-post-translational-modifications-of-pcna
#8
REVIEW
Rie Kanao, Chikahide Masutani
DNA damage tolerance pathways, which include translesion DNA synthesis (TLS) and template switching, are crucial for prevention of DNA replication arrest and maintenance of genomic stability. However, these pathways utilize error-prone DNA polymerases or template exchange between sister DNA strands, and consequently have the potential to induce mutations or chromosomal rearrangements. Post-translational modifications of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) play important roles in controlling these pathways...
June 21, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664972/structural-irregularities-and-peculiarities-of-low-temperature-thermal-properties-of-sn24p19-4br8-clathrate
#9
V V Novikov, A V Matovnikov, N V Mitroshenkov, B I Kornev, K S Pilipenko, M S Likhanov, A V Shevelkov
Temperature changes of the heat capacity and unit cell parameters of Sn24P19.4Br8 clathrate were experimentally determined in the temperature range of 2 to 300 K. The data obtained were analyzed using Debye-Einstein approximation and taking into account the impact of both disorder in the host matrix and the presence of vacancies in the framework. Anomalous negative contribution to the thermal expansion was revealed and related to the defect mode influence on the clathrate thermal properties as a result of vibrations of two-level systems (TLS)...
July 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660199/histological-characteristics-fatty-acid-composition-of-lipid-fractions-and-cholesterol-content-of-semimembranosus-and-triceps-brachii-muscles-in-maremmana-and-limousine-bovine-breeds
#10
Andrea Serra, Giuseppe Conte, Elisabetta Giannessi, Laura Casarosa, Carla Lenzi, Alessandro Baglini, Francesca Ciucci, Alice Cappucci, Marcello Mele
This study examined the histological properties of Semimembranosus and Triceps brachii muscle in two different bovine breeds, Maremmana (Ma) (an autochthonous breed from Tuscany, Italy) and Limousine (Lm). The animals were grazed in two adjoining pastures, received the same feed supplementation, and were weighed monthly. The experimental period lasted from weaning (6 months old) to slaughter (19 months old). Muscle samples were collected immediately after slaughter, before carcass cooling. Regarding the histological properties, the number of muscle fibers (TNF), mean sarcolemma perimeter (MSP), cross-sectional area, and total sarcolemma perimeter (TSP) were determined...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654754/potential-strategies-to-target-protein-protein-interactions-in-the-dna-damage-response-and-repair-pathways
#11
Naoaki Fujii
This review article discusses some insights about generating novel mechanistic inhibitors of the DNA damage response and repair (DDR) pathways by focusing on protein-protein interactions (PPIs) of the key DDR components. General requirements for PPI strategies, such as selecting the target PPI site on the basis of its functionality, are discussed first. Next, on the basis of functional rationale and biochemical feasibility to identify a PPI inhibitor, 26 PPIs in DDR pathways (BER, MMR, NER, NHEJ, HR, TLS, and ICL repair) are specifically discussed for inhibitor discovery to benefit cancer therapies using a DNA-damaging agent...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647204/return-to-competition-after-an-achilles-tendon-rupture-using-both-on-and-off-the-field-load-monitoring-as-guidance-a-case-report-of-a-top-level-soccer-player
#12
Maurizio Fanchini, Franco M Impellizzeri, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Franco Combi, Franco Benazzo, Mario Bizzini
OBJECTIVES: To describe the Return to competition after Achilles Tendon rupture (ATR) in an elite soccer player. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Return to sport (RTS) of a professional soccer player who suffered an ATR during a match. The RTS phase started 15 weeks after surgery and specific on-field activities were gradually introduced. Criteria used to monitor the transition through the different phases were strength and endurance of the calf muscle and ability to sustain specific on-field training loads (TL) monitored with Global Positioning System and heart-rate system...
April 29, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629912/calprotectin-and-the-magnitude-of-antibodies-to-infliximab-in-clinically-stable-ulcerative-colitis-patients-are-more-relevant-than-infliximab-trough-levels-and-pharmacokinetics-for-therapeutic-escalation
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Fernando Magro, Joana Afonso, Susana Lopes, Rosa Coelho, Raquel Gonçalves, Paulo Caldeira, Paula Lago, Helena Tavares de Sousa, Jaime Ramos, Ana Rita Gonçalves, Paula Ministro, Isadora Rosa, Ana Isabel Vieira, Patrícia Andrade, João-Bruno Soares, Diana Carvalho, Paula Sousa, Tânia Meira, Joanne Lopes, Joana Moleiro, Cláudia Camila Dias, Amílcar Falcão, Karel Geboes, Fatima Carneiro
Although infliximab (IFX) is an efficient therapy for ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, a considerably high rate of therapeutic failures still occurs. This study aimed at a better understanding of IFX pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics among clinically-asymptomatic UC patients. This was a multicentric and prospective study involving 65 UC patients in the maintenance phase of IFX therapy. There were no significant differences between patients with positive and negative clinical, endoscopic and histological outcomes concerning their IFX trough levels (TLs), area under the IFX concentration vs...
June 7, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619756/alpha-particle-enhanced-blood-brain-tumor-barrier-permeabilization-in-glioblastomas-using-integrin-alpha-v-beta-3-targeted-liposomes
#14
Anirudh Sattiraju, Xiaobing Xiong, Darpan N Pandya, Thaddeus J Wadas, Ang Xuan, Yao Sun, Youngkyoo Jung, Kiran Kumar Solingapuram Sai, Jay F Dorsey, King C Li, Akiva Mintz
<span style="font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 200%; color: windowtext;">Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common primary malignant astrocytoma characterized by extensive invasion, angiogenesis, hypoxia and micrometastasis. Despite the relatively leaky nature of GBM blood vessels, effective delivery of anti-tumor therapeutics has been a major challenge due to the complications caused by the blood brain barrier (BBB) and the highly torturous nature of newly formed tumor vasculature (blood tumor barrier-BTB)...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618390/thirty-day-non-seizure-outcomes-following-temporal-lobectomy-for-adult-epilepsy
#15
Brandon A Sherrod, Matthew C Davis, Kristen O Riley
OBJECTIVE: Multi-institutional rates of acute adverse outcomes other than seizures after temporal lobectomy (TL) are not well understood. Here we analyzed short-term morbidity and mortality following TL using a validated national database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The multi-institutional American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was queried by Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for TL procedures performed for adult patients with diagnoses related to epilepsy from 2008 to 2014...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607059/human-genome-wide-repair-map-of-dna-damage-caused-by-the-cigarette-smoke-carcinogen-benzo-a-pyrene
#16
Wentao Li, Jinchuan Hu, Ogun Adebali, Sheera Adar, Yanyan Yang, Yi-Ying Chiou, Aziz Sancar
Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, is the major cause of lung cancer. BaP forms covalent DNA adducts after metabolic activation and induces mutations. We have developed a method for capturing oligonucleotides carrying bulky base adducts, including UV-induced cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and BaP diol epoxide-deoxyguanosine (BPDE-dG), which are removed from the genome by nucleotide excision repair. The isolated oligonucleotides are ligated to adaptors, and after damage-specific immunoprecipitation, the adaptor-ligated oligonucleotides are converted to dsDNA with an appropriate translesion DNA synthesis (TLS) polymerase, followed by PCR amplification and next-generation sequencing (NGS) to generate genome-wide repair maps...
June 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601494/a-comparative-analysis-of-translesion-dna-synthesis-catalyzed-by-a-high-fidelity-dna-polymerase
#17
Anvesh Dasari, Tejal Deodhar, Anthony J Berdis
Translesion DNA synthesis (TLS) is the ability of DNA polymerases to incorporate nucleotides opposite and beyond damaged DNA. TLS activity is an important risk factor for the initiation and progression of genetic diseases such as cancer. In this study, we evaluate the ability of a high-fidelity DNA polymerase to perform TLS with 8-oxo-guanine (8-oxo-G), a highly pro-mutagenic DNA lesion formed by reactive oxygen species. Results of kinetic studies monitoring the incorporation of modified nucleotide analogs demonstrate that the binding affinity of the incoming dNTP is controlled by the overall hydrophobicity of the nucleobase...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588796/analysis-of-the-incidence-of-tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-treated-with-rasburicase
#18
Eiseki Usami, Michio Kimura, Mina Iwai, Hitomi Teramachi, Tomoaki Yoshimura
The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) in patients with hematological malignancies treated with rasburicase, and to evaluate the dose and duration of rasburicase administration. A total of 52 patients were enrolled. The background of the patients, incidence of TLS and laboratory data were retrospectively examined; in addition, the dose and duration of rasburicase administration and the factors affecting the onset of TLS were evaluated and compared among TLS risk categories...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587951/treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-spontaneous-tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-metastatic-prostate-adenocarcinoma-an-unusual-suspect
#19
Maya Ignaszewski, Patrick Kohlitz
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a potentially fatal condition defined both by laboratory and clinical criteria. It is caused by the catabolism of tumor cells which leads to considerable release and elevated levels of phosphate, potassium and uric acid in the bloodstream. These electrolyte derangements predispose patients to renal tubule uric acid precipitation, acute kidney injury, arrhythmias, neuromuscular irritability and even seizures. Although this phenomenon is well described with hematological malignancies, it is also known to occur among solid tumors...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573173/ex-vivo-experimental-study-on-the-thulium-laser-system-new-horizons-for-interventional-endoscopy-with-videos
#20
Gian Eugenio Tontini, Helmut Neumann, Alessandro Rimondi, Sara Vavassori, Barbara Bruni, Gregorio Cattignoli, Ping-Hong Zhou, Luca Pastorelli, Maurizio Vecchi
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  The Thulium laser system (TLS) is an emerging interventional tool adopted in many surgical specialties. Its 2.0-μm wavelength allows precise coagulation (0.2 - 0.4 mm in depth) and cutting, limiting the possibilities of collateral injuries. We tested the impact of the TLS for gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) ex vivo in pigs. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   Ex vivo porcine stomach and esophagus models underwent 2 POEMs, and 3 ESDs (mean diameter 3...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
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