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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166646/reconstruction-of-membrane-current-by-deconvolution-and-its-application-to-membrane-capacitance-measurements-in-cardiac-myocytes
#1
Matej Hoťka, Ivan Zahradník
Correct detection of membrane currents under whole-cell patch-clamp conditions is limited by the transfer function of a recording system. The low-pass output filter of a recording amplifier alters the time course of membrane current and causes errors in relevant descriptors. To solve these problems, we developed a practical procedure for reconstruction of the time course of membrane currents based on deconvolution of recorded currents in frequency domain. The procedure was tested on membrane capacitance estimates from current responses to step voltage pulses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166617/spatiotemporal-proteomic-profiling-of-huntington-s-disease-inclusions-reveals-widespread-loss-of-protein-function
#2
Fabian Hosp, Sara Gutiérrez-Ángel, Martin H Schaefer, Jürgen Cox, Felix Meissner, Mark S Hipp, F-Ulrich Hartl, Rüdiger Klein, Irina Dudanova, Matthias Mann
Aggregation of polyglutamine-expanded huntingtin exon 1 (HttEx1) in Huntington's disease (HD) proceeds from soluble oligomers to late-stage inclusions. The nature of the aggregates and how they lead to neuronal dysfunction is not well understood. We employed mass spectrometry (MS)-based quantitative proteomics to dissect spatiotemporal mechanisms of neurodegeneration using the R6/2 mouse model of HD. Extensive remodeling of the soluble brain proteome correlated with insoluble aggregate formation during disease progression...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166460/microsurgical-treatment-of-basilar-tip-aneurysms-is-it-still-acceptable
#3
Felix Hendrik Pahl, Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira, José Marcus Rotta
OBJECTIVE: Basilar tip aneurysms (BTAs) have a complex anatomy, making them difficult to treat. We describe our surgical results for BTAs. METHODS: From 2004 to 2015 (12 years), a total of 25 small BTAs and two giant BTAs were treated in the Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual de São Paulo. RESULTS: In 23 patients harboring aneurysms positioned anteriorly or straight, all aneurysms were clipped (complete exclusion in all on follow-up angiography)...
October 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166251/risk-of-diabetes-mellitus-among-medicaid-beneficiaries-in-hawaii
#4
Dongmei Li, Chuan C Chinn, Ritabelle Fernandes, Christina M B Wang, Myra D Smith, Rebecca Rude Ozaki
INTRODUCTION: Medicaid is the largest primary health insurance for low-income populations in the United States, and it provides comprehensive benefits to cover treatment and services costs for chronic diseases, including diabetes. The standardized per capita spending on diabetes by Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the fee-for-service program in Hawaii increased from 2012 to 2015. We examined the difference in odds of diabetes between Medicaid and non-Medicaid populations in major racial/ethnic groups in Hawaii...
November 22, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166013/slow-magnetic-relaxation-in-a-dysprosium-ammonia-metallocene-complex
#5
Selvan Demir, Monica D Boshart, Jordan F Corbey, David H Woen, Miguel I Gonzalez, Joseph W Ziller, Katie R Meihaus, Jeffrey R Long, William J Evans
We report the serendipitous discovery and magnetic characterization of a dysprosium bis(ammonia) metallocene complex, [(C5Me5)2Dy(NH3)2](BPh4) (1), isolated in the course of performing a well-established synthesis of the unsolvated cationic complex [(C5Me5)2Dy][(μ-Ph)2BPh2]. While side reactivity studies suggest that this bis(ammonia) species owes its initial incidence to impurities in the DyCl3(H2O)x starting material, we were able to independently prepare 1 and its tetrahydrofuran (THF) derivative, [(C5Me5)2Dy(NH3)(THF)](BPh4) (2), from the reaction of [(C5Me5)2Dy][(μ-Ph)2BPh2] with ammonia in THF...
November 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165999/crystal-growth-with-macromolecular-additives
#6
Alexander G Shtukenberg, Michael D Ward, Bart Kahr
Interactions of macromolecules with growing crystalline surfaces play an important role in biomineralization, determine survival of some organisms at low temperatures, and offer a range of potential industrial applications. The current understanding of crystal growth processes in the presence of macromolecules, including peptides and proteins, is reviewed, with a focus on interactions between macromolecules and surfaces of crystalline materials, macromolecule adsorption on different types of crystal surfaces, crystallization kinetics in the presence of macromolecular additives, macromolecule incorporation, and defect generation...
November 22, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165828/nursing-center-health-intervention-program-in-philadelphia-program-evaluation-and-outcomes
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BACKGROUND: The La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center provided the Health Intervention Program (HIP) for vulnerable children with special needs, and families in Philadelphia challenged by chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, and emotional conditions and low incomes. AIMS: We evaluated the effectiveness of HIP for a 5-year period and the consistency of quarterly and annual reports as a quality improvement initiative. METHODS: Using program evaluation, secondary analysis design, the effect of a city-wide, family support home visiting program was assessed...
November 22, 2017: Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165784/interventions-for-managing-skeletal-muscle-spasticity-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#8
REVIEW
Anneliese Synnot, Marisa Chau, Veronica Pitt, Denise O'Connor, Russell L Gruen, Jason Wasiak, Ornella Clavisi, Loyal Pattuwage, Kate Phillips
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle spasticity is a major physical complication resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can lead to muscle contracture, joint stiffness, reduced range of movement, broken skin and pain. Treatments for spasticity include a range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, often used in combination. Management of spasticity following TBI varies from other clinical populations because of the added complexity of behavioural and cognitive issues associated with TBI...
November 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165648/structure-modeling-of-rna-using-sparse-nmr-constraints
#9
Benfeard Williams, Bo Zhao, Arpit Tandon, Feng Ding, Kevin M Weeks, Qi Zhang, Nikolay V Dokholyan
RNAs fold into distinct molecular conformations that are often essential for their functions. Accurate structure modeling of complex RNA motifs, including ubiquitous non-canonical base pairs and pseudoknots, remains a challenge. Here, we present an NMR-guided all-atom discrete molecular dynamics (DMD) platform, iFoldNMR, for rapid and accurate structure modeling of complex RNAs. We show that sparse distance constraints from imino resonances, which can be readily obtained from routine NMR experiments and easier to compile than laborious assignments of non-solvent-exchangeable protons, are sufficient to direct a DMD search for low-energy RNA conformers...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165638/feasibility-of-real-time-molecular-profiling-for-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma-without-mgmt-promoter-hypermethylation-the-nct-neuro-master-match-n2m2-pilot-study
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Elke Pfaff, Tobias Kessler, Gnana Prakash Balasubramanian, Anne Berberich, Daniel Schrimpf, Antje Wick, Jürgen Debus, Andreas Unterberg, Martin Bendszus, Christel Herold-Mende, David Capper, Irini Schenkel, Andreas Eisenmenger, Susan Dettmer, Benedikt Brors, Michael Platten, Stefan M Pfister, Andreas von Deimling, David T W Jones, Wolfgang Wick, Felix Sahm
Introduction: O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylation status is a predictive biomarker in glioblastoma patients. Glioblastoma without hypermethylated MGMT promoter are largely resistant to treatment with temozolomide. These patients are in particular need of new treatment approaches, which are offered by biomarker-driven clinical trials with targeted drugs based on molecular characterization of individual tumors. Methods: In preparation for an upcoming clinical study, a comprehensive molecular profiling approach was undertaken on tissues from 43 glioblastoma patients harboring an unmethylated MGMT promoter at diagnosis...
November 18, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165500/uv-vis-spectrophotometry-of-quinone-flow-battery-electrolyte-for-in-situ-monitoring-and-improved-electrochemical-modeling-of-potential-and-quinhydrone-formation
#11
Liuchuan Tong, Qing Chen, Andrew A Wong, Rafael Gómez-Bombarelli, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Roy G Gordon, Michael J Aziz
Quinone-based aqueous flow batteries provide a potential opportunity for large-scale, low-cost energy storage due to their composition from earth abundant elements, high aqueous solubility, reversible redox kinetics and their chemical tunability such as reduction potential. In an operating flow battery utilizing 9,10-anthraquinone-2,7-disulfonic acid, the aggregation of an oxidized quinone and a reduced hydroquinone to form a quinhydrone dimer causes significant variations from ideal solution behavior and of optical absorption from the Beer-Lambert law...
November 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165444/low-temperature-crystallization-of-solution-derived-metal-oxide-thin-films-assisted-by-chemical-processes
#12
Iñigo Bretos, Ricardo Jiménez, Jesús Ricote, M Lourdes Calzada
Over the last few years the efforts devoted to the research on low-temperature processing of metal oxide thin films have increased notably. This has enabled the direct integration of metal oxide layers (amorphous semiconductors) on low-melting-point polymeric substrates for flexible electronic systems, which adds to the economic and environmental benefits of the use of these processes with reduced energy consumption. More challenging is the preparation of crystalline complex oxide films at temperatures compatible with their direct integration in flexible devices...
November 22, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165379/role-of-non-coding-rnas-in-the-etiology-of-bladder-cancer
#13
REVIEW
Caterina Gulìa, Stefano Baldassarra, Fabrizio Signore, Giuliano Rigon, Valerio Pizzuti, Marco Gaffi, Vito Briganti, Alessandro Porrello, Roberto Piergentili
According to data of the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization (Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, GLOBOCAN, and the World Health Organization Mortality), bladder is among the top ten body locations of cancer globally, with the highest incidence rates reported in Southern and Western Europe, North America, Northern Africa and Western Asia. Males (M) are more vulnerable to this disease than females (F), despite ample frequency variations in different countries, with a M:F ratio of 4...
November 22, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165084/advances-on-automatic-speech-analysis-for-early-detection-of-alzheimer-disease-a-non-linear-multi-task-approach
#14
K Lopez-de-Ipina, U Martinez-de-Lizarduy, P M Calvo, Jiri Mekyska, B Beitia, N Barroso, A Estanga, M Tainta, M Ecay-Torres
Nowadays proper detection of cognitive impairment has become a challenge for the scientific community. Alzheimer's Disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia, has a high prevalence that is increasing at a fast pace towards epidemic level. In the not-so-distant future this fact could have a dramatic social and economic impact. In this scenario, an early and accurate diagnosis of AD could help to decrease its effects on patients, relatives and society. Over the last decades there have been useful advances not only in classic assessment techniques, but also in novel non-invasive screening methodologies...
November 20, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165065/electrochemical-nucleic-acid-based-biosensing-of-drugs-of-abuse-and-pharmaceuticals
#15
Susana Campuzano, Maia Pedrero, Jose M Pingarron
Nowadays, studies of the interactions of DNA with small molecular drugs, especially anti-tumor agents, antibiotics and drugs of abuse are currently performed to explore their mechanism of action and develop new drugs with lower side effects and high curative properties. Currently, electrochemical biosensors are considered a very promising alternative analytical tool to conventional more complex techniques for drug determination due to rapidness, low cost, high sensitivity, compatibility with microfabrication technology, intuitively understandable design and simple operation mode...
November 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164889/comparison-of-quantitative-mass-spectrometry-platforms-for-monitoring-kinase-atp-probe-uptake-in-lung-cancer
#16
Melissa A Hoffman, Bin Fang, Eric B Haura, Uwe Rix, John M Koomen
Recent developments in instrumentation and bioinformatics have led to new quantitative mass spectrometry platforms including LC-MS/MS with data-independent acquisition (DIA) and targeted analysis using parallel reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (LC-PRM), which provide alternatives to well-established methods, such as LC-MS/MS with data-dependent acquisition (DDA) and targeted analysis using multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (LC-MRM). These tools have been used to identify signaling perturbations in lung cancers and other malignancies, supporting the development of effective kinase inhibitors and, more recently, providing insights into therapeutic resistance mechanisms and drug repurposing opportunities...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164218/charge-regulation-of-nonpolar-colloids
#17
James E Hallett, David A J Gillespie, Robert M Richardson, Paul Bartlett
Individual colloids often carry a charge as a result of the dissociation (or adsorption) of weakly-ionized surface groups. The magnitude depends on the precise chemical environment surrounding a particle, which in a concentrated dispersion is a function of the colloid packing fraction η. Theoretical studies have suggested that the effective charge Zeff in regulated systems could, in general, decrease with increasing η. We test this hypothesis for nonpolar dispersions by determining Zeff(η) over a wide range of packing fractions (10(-5) ≤ η ≤ 0...
November 22, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164069/iron-acquisition-mechanisms-and-their-role-in-the-virulence-of-burkholderia-species
#18
REVIEW
Aaron T Butt, Mark S Thomas
Burkholderia is a genus within the β-Proteobacteriaceae that contains at least 90 validly named species which can be found in a diverse range of environments. A number of pathogenic species occur within the genus. These include Burkholderia cenocepacia and Burkholderia multivorans, opportunistic pathogens that can infect the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis, and are members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). Burkholderia pseudomallei is also an opportunistic pathogen, but in contrast to Bcc species it causes the tropical human disease melioidosis, while its close relative Burkholderia mallei is the causative agent of glanders in horses...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163921/the-short-device-lifetimes-of-blue-pholeds-insights-into-the-photostability-of-blue-ir-iii-complexes
#19
Denis Jacquemin, Daniel Escudero
Using Ir(iii) complexes as dopants in phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes (PhOLEDs) is the most successful strategy to attain long-lasting and highly-performant electroluminescent devices. Whilst highly efficient blue PhOLEDs are accessible, their limited operational lifetimes still restraint their practical use in lighting and displays. These short lifetimes are directly related to the low intrinsic photostability of blue Ir(iii) complexes. This work uses first principles to unveil the mechanisms of degradation of blue phosphors arising from energetically hot excited states (≅6...
November 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163903/hydrogen-generation-from-methanol-at-near-room-temperature
#20
Yangbin Shen, Yulu Zhan, Shuping Li, Fandi Ning, Ying Du, Yunjie Huang, Ting He, Xiaochun Zhou
As a promising hydrogen storage medium methanol has many advantages such as a high hydrogen content (12.5 wt%) and low-cost. However, conventional methanol-water reforming methods usually require a high temperature (>200 °C). In this research, we successfully designed an effective strategy to fully convert methanol to hydrogen for at least 1900 min (∼32 h) at near-room temperature. The strategy involves two main procedures, which are CH3OH → HCOOH → H2 and CH3OH → NADH → H2. HCOOH and the reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) are simultaneously produced through the dehydrogenation of methanol by the cooperation of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)...
November 1, 2017: Chemical Science
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