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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339758/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-new-bidirectional-rotational-evolution%C3%A2-mechanical-lead-extraction-sheath-results-from-a-multicentre-italian-registry
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Patrizio Mazzone, Federico Migliore, Emanuele Bertaglia, Domenico Facchin, Elisabetta Daleffe, Vittorio Calzolari, Martino Crosato, Francesco Melillo, Francesco Peruzza, Alessandra Marzi, Nicoleta Sora, Paolo Della Bella
Aims: The aim of this prospective multicentre study is to evaluate safety and efficacy of the new bidirectional rotational mechanical lead extraction (LE) sheath (Evolution RL, Cook Medical, USA) in chronically implanted leads (>1-year-old leads). Methods and results: Between September 2013 and June 2016, a total of 238 leads in 124 consecutive patients were removed by using the new Evolution RL rotational mechanical sheath. Indications for LE were cardiac device infection in 63 (50...
February 23, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339008/detection-of-lower-levels-of-snap25-using-multiple-microarray-systems-and-its-functional-significance-in-medulloblastoma
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Chi-Jung Huang, Chia-Long Lee, Chih-Yi Liu, Shih-Hung Huang, Jia-Woei Hou, Yi-Hou Chen, Chih-Cheng Chien, Chih-Ming Ho, Wen-Cheng Lo, Kun-Long Hung
Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common pediatric malignant brain tumor and patients with high-risk or recurrent MB respond poorly to current therapies, and have a higher related mortality. For this reason, potential molecules related to MB need be identified in order to develop targets for the development of novel therapeutics. In the present study, we compared MB microarray data obtained using different microarray systems and significant targets were selected by gene annotation and enrichment analysis. Genes for soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptors (SNAREs) annotated with the function 'vesicle' were identified and one of these proteins, synaptosomal-associated protein 25 (SNAP25), was found to have significantly lower expression levels in MB...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333625/real-time-nonlocal-means-based-despeckling
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Lars H Breivik, Sten Roar Snare, Erik N Steen, Anne H Solberg
In this paper we propose a multiscale nonlocal means based despeckling method for medical ultrasound. The multiscale approach leads to large computational savings and improves despeckling results over single scale iterative approaches. We present two variants of the method. The first, denoted multiscale nonlocal means, yields uniform robust filtering of speckle both in structured and homogeneous regions. The second, denoted unnormalized multiscale nonlocal means, is more conservative in regions of structure assuring minimal disruption of salient image details...
March 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331902/cold-snare-polypectomy-for-non-pedunculated-colon-polyps-greater-than-1%C3%A2-cm
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Cyrus Piraka, Ahmed Saeed, Akbar K Waljee, Ajish Pillai, Ryan Stidham, B Joseph Elmunzer
Background and study aims Colonic polyps > 1 cm in size are commonly managed using hot polypectomy techniques. The most frequent adverse events (delayed bleeding, post-polypectomy syndrome, and perforation) are related to electrocautery-induced injury. We hypothesized that cold resection of large polyps may have similar efficacy and improved safety compared to hot polypectomy. Our aims were to evaluate efficacy and safety of piecemeal cold snare resection of colonic polyps > 1 cm. Patients and methods Patients undergoing lift and piecemeal cold snare polypectomy of non-pedunculated colon polyps > 1 cm from October 2013 to September 2015 were identified retrospectively...
March 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324812/the-effects-of-ovarian-biopsy-and-blood-sampling-methods-on-salivary-cortisol-and-behaviour-in-sows
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Jinhyeon Yun, Stefan Björkman, Merja Pöytäkangas, Olli Peltoniemi
In reproductive physiology research, experimental animals are often subjected to stressful procedures, including blood sampling and biopsy. In this present study, presence of pain or distress induced by four different procedures was examined using a measurement of salivary cortisol levels and activity observations in sows. The treatments were: 1) PAL: The ovary was palpated through the rectum without snaring, 2) TUB: transvaginal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the ovary was conducted without snaring, 3) SNA: a soft rope snare was placed around the maxilla, 4) CAT: A soft rope snare was placed around the maxilla, and an intravenous catheter was inserted through the ear vein of the sows...
March 11, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319429/current-standards-and-new-developments-of-colorectal-polyp-management-and-resection-techniques
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Daniel von Renteln, Mickael Bouin, Alan N Barkun
Colonoscopy and endoscopic removal of precancerous polyps play an important role in colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention. Improved endoscopes and quality standards have led to an increasing polyp and adenoma detection rate. Optimal polyp resection techniques and management strategies are key for an effective colonoscopy practice. Areas covered: Strategies for how to improve diminutive polyp (polyps up to 5mm in size) management are discussed because of their high prevalence. Systematic removal of diminutive polyps leads to increasing costs of colonoscopy practice, while the effect on colorectal cancer prevention might be negligible...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314111/indication-for-differential-sorting-of-the-rat-v-snare-splice-isoforms-vamp-1a-and-1b
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Fiona R Rodepeter, Susanne Wiegand, Hans-Georg Lüers, Gabriel A Bonaterra, Anson W Lowe, Michael Bette, Ralf Jacob, Robert Mandic
SNARE (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor) proteins are essential constituents of the intracellular trafficking machinery. The variable C-terminus in the two rat VAMP-1 splice isoforms VAMP-1a and -1b potentially acts as a sorting signal since similar changes at the C-terminal end of a human VAMP-1 splice isoform resulted in its sorting to mitochondria. To evaluate differences in the subcellular localization of these two v-SNARE proteins, GFP and RFP tagged VAMP-1a and -1b proteins were expressed in HeLa, COS-7 and MDCK cells and evaluated by conventional confocal as well as total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy...
March 17, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306502/pacer-mediates-the-function-of-class-iii-pi3k-and-hops-complexes-in-autophagosome-maturation-by-engaging-stx17
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Xiawei Cheng, Xiuling Ma, Xianming Ding, Lin Li, Xiao Jiang, Zhirong Shen, She Chen, Wei Liu, Weihua Gong, Qiming Sun
Class III PI3-kinase (PI3KC3) is essential for autophagy initiation, but whether PI3KC3 participates in other steps of autophagy remains unknown. The HOPS complex mediates the fusion of intracellular vesicles to lysosome, but how HOPS specifically tethers autophagosome to lysosome remains elusive. Here, we report Pacer (protein associated with UVRAG as autophagy enhancer) as a regulator of autophagy. Pacer localizes to autophagic structures and positively regulates autophagosome maturation. Mechanistically, Pacer antagonizes Rubicon to stimulate Vps34 kinase activity...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295627/second-local-recurrence-with-advanced-rectal-cancer-after-salvage-emr-of-local-recurrence-following-initial-cold-polypectomy
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Motohiko Kato, Junichi Shiraishi, Toshio Uraoka
A 60-year-old woman underwent colonoscopy for a positive fecal immunochemical test. A 5 mm sessile polyp (Paris type 0-Isp) was found in the lower rectum (Figure 1a). This polyp was diagnosed as a low-grade adenoma based on findings of magnification colonoscopy with narrow band imaging (Figure 1b) and then was resected in a single piece with cold snare polypectomy. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 14, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292915/a-cascade-of-multiple-proteins-and-lipids-catalyzes-membrane-fusion
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William Wickner, Josep Rizo
Recent studies suggest revisions to the SNARE paradigm of membrane fusion. Membrane tethers and/or SNAREs recruit proteins of the Sec 1/Munc18 family to catalyze SNARE assembly into trans-complexes. SNARE-domain zippering draws the bilayers into immediate apposition and provides a platform to position fusion triggers such as Sec 17/α-SNAP and/or synaptotagmin, which insert their apolar "wedge" domains into the bilayers, initiating the lipid rearrangements of fusion.
March 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284048/short-communication-salivary-haptoglobin-and-chromogranin-a-as-non-invasive-markers-during-restraint-stress-in-pigs
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Yanping Huang, Zhiqing Liu, Weifeng Liu, Chao Yin, Le Ci, Ruqian Zhao, Xiaojing Yang
The objective of present study was to investigate changes in salivary components during restraint to identify potential markers of stress. Pigs were subjected to a nasal snare stress (Experiment 1) or an immobilization stress (Experiment 2) by being enclosed in a steel cage. Saliva was collected before, during and after the stress, respectively. Salivary cortisol, serum amyloid A (SAA), haptoglobin (HP), chromogranin A (CgA), amylase, K(+), Ca(2+) and lactoferrin content were detected. The results showed that in Experiment 1, HP and CgA content increased significantly at 10min during the restraint (P<0...
February 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280457/the-structure-of-the-synaptic-vesicle-plasma-membrane-interface-constrains-snare-models-of-rapid-synchronous-exocytosis-at-nerve-terminals
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Cameron B Gundersen
Contemporary models of neurotransmitter release invoke direct or indirect interactions between the Ca(2+) sensor, synaptotagmin and the incompletely zippered soluble, N-ethyl-maleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor (SNARE) complex. However, recent electron microscopic (EM) investigations have raised pragmatic issues concerning the mechanism by which SNAREs trigger membrane fusion at nerve terminals. The first issue is related to the finding that the area of contact between a "fully primed" synaptic vesicle and the plasma membrane can exceed 600 nm(2)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277942/hitchhiking-vesicular-transport-routes-to-the-vacuole-amyloid-recruitment-to-the-insoluble-protein-deposit-ipod
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Rajesh Kumar, Nicole Neuser, Jens Tyedmers
Sequestration of aggregates into specialized deposition sites occurs in many species across all kingdoms of life ranging from bacteria to mammals and is commonly believed to have a cytoprotective function. Yeast cells possess at least 3 different spatially separated deposition sites, one of which is termed "Insoluble Protein Deposit (IPOD)" and harbors amyloid aggregates. We have recently discovered that recruitment of amyloid aggregates to the IPOD uses an actin cable based recruitment machinery that also involves vesicular transport...
March 9, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277492/polyp-resection-controversial-practices-and-unanswered-questions
#14
Daniel von Renteln, Heiko Pohl
Detection and complete removal of precancerous neoplastic polyps are central to effective colorectal cancer screening. The prevalence of neoplastic polyps in the screening population in the United States is likely >50%. However, most persons with neoplastic polyps are never destined to develop cancer, and do not benefit for finding and removing polyps, and may only be harmed by the procedure. Further 70-80% of polyps are diminutive (≤5 mm) and such polyps almost never contain cancer. Given the questionable benefit, the high-cost and the potential risk changing our approach to the management of diminutive polyps is currently debated...
March 9, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276827/direct-endoscopic-biopsy-for-subepithelial-tumor-larger-than-20%C3%A2-mm-after-removal-of-overlying-mucosa
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Cheol Woong Choi, Dae Hwan Kang, Hyung Wook Kim, Su Bum Park, Su Jin Kim, Sun Hwi Hwang, Si Hak Lee
OBJECTIVE: An accurate diagnosis of a subepithelial tumor (SET) using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) without tissue acquisition is difficult. Treatment plan for a SET may be influenced by endoscopic tissue diagnosis. We aimed to clarify the clinical outcomes of direct endoscopic biopsy for SET after removal of the overlying mucosa. METHODS: We evaluated the medical records of 15 patients. All patients underwent direct endoscopic biopsy for a SET larger than 20 mm (involving proper muscle layer) after removal of the overlying mucosa...
February 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276191/deleting-the-dag-kinase-dgk1-augments-yeast-vacuole-fusion-through-increased-ypt7-activity-and-altered-membrane-fluidity
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Gregory E Miner, Matthew L Starr, Logan R Hurst, Rutilio A Fratti
Diacylglycerol (DAG) is a fusogenic lipid that can be produced through phospholipase C activity on phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate [PI(4,5)P2 ], or through phosphatidic acid (PA) phosphatase activity. The fusion of Saccharomyces cerevisiae vacuoles requires DAG, PA and PI(4,5)P2 , and the production of these lipids is thought to provide temporally specific stoichiometries that are critical for each stage of fusion. Furthermore, DAG and PA can be interconverted by the DAG kinase Dgk1 and the PA phosphatase Pah1...
March 9, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275018/brunner-s-gland-hamartoma-a-rare-cause-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-and-report-of-an-adapted-colonic-polyp-resection-technique
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Stephanie Judd, Suhag Patel, Edi Levi, Fadi Antaki
A man aged 65 years presented with symptomatic anaemia without overt gastrointestinal bleeding. An oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) was performed and he was found to have a large ulcerated pedunculated Brunner's gland hamartoma in the duodenal bulb. The polyp was resected using snare cautery in forward and retroflexed positions. Colonoscopy was also performed and a few diminutive polyps were resected. A year later, the patient returned for a surveillance EGD, and no residual polyp was noted. Haemoglobin and iron studies normalised within a few months after polypectomy, with resolution of symptoms...
March 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266607/actual-fusion-efficiency-in-the-lipid-mixing-assay-comparison-between-nanodiscs-and-liposomes
#18
Claire François-Martin, Frédéric Pincet
Lipid exchange occurs between membranes during fusion or active lipid transfer. These processes are necessary in vivo for the homeostasis of the cell at the level of the membranes, the organelles and the cell itself. They are also used by the cell to interact with the surrounding medium. Several assays have been developed to characterize in vitro these processes on model systems. The most common one, relying on fluorescence dequenching, measures lipid mixing between small membranes such as liposomes or nanodiscs in bulk...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265397/snaring-of-the-right-ventricular-lead-during-cavotricuspid-isthmus-ablation
#19
Yousef H Darrat, Morales X Gustavo, Cristen Kelly Waespe, John C Gurley, Claude S Elayi
The presence of a right ventricular (RV) lead may interfere with cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation. We present a new option of lifting the RV lead from the CTI allowing a successful ablation of a CTI-dependent flutter without compromising lead integrity and functionality.
March 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265073/sm-protein-munc18-2-facilitates-transition-of-syntaxin-11-mediated-lipid-mixing-to-complete-fusion-for-t-lymphocyte-cytotoxicity
#20
Waldo A Spessott, Maria L Sanmillan, Margaret E McCormick, Vineet V Kulkarni, Claudio G Giraudo
The atypical lipid-anchored Syntaxin 11 (STX11) and its binding partner, the Sec/Munc (SM) protein Munc18-2, facilitate cytolytic granule release by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and natural killer (NK) cells. Patients carrying mutations in these genes develop familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a primary immunodeficiency characterized by impaired lytic granule exocytosis. However, whether a SNARE such as STX11, which lacks a transmembrane domain, can support membrane fusion in vivo is uncertain, as is the precise role of Munc18-2 during lytic granule exocytosis...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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