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Judith Sebestyen VanSickle, Tarak Srivastava, Uri S Alon
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) plays an important role in the homeostasis of serum ionized calcium by regulating parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion and tubular calcium handling. Calcimimetics, which act by allosteric modulation of the CaSR, mimic hypercalcemia resulting in suppression of PTH release and increase in calciuria. Mostly used in children to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism associated with advanced renal failure, we have shown that calcimimetics can also be successfully used in children with bone and mineral disorders in which elevated PTH plays a detrimental role in skeletal pathophysiology in the face of normal kidney function...
March 19, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Yuvalal Liron, Noa Raindel, Uri Alon
Existing approaches to describe social interactions consider emotional states or use ad-hoc descriptors for microanalysis of interactions. Such descriptors are different in each context thereby limiting comparisons, and can also mix facets of meaning such as emotional states, short term tactics and long-term goals. To develop a systematic set of concepts for second-by-second social interactions, we suggest a complementary approach based on practices employed in theater. Theater uses the concept of dramatic action, the effort that one makes to change the psychological state of another...
2018: PloS One
Jeremy R Manning, Xia Zhu, Theodore L Willke, Rajesh Ranganath, Kimberly Stachenfeld, Uri Hasson, David M Blei, Kenneth A Norman
Recent research shows that the covariance structure of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data - commonly described as functional connectivity - can change as a function of the participant's cognitive state (for review see (Turk-Browne, 2013)). Here we present a Bayesian hierarchical matrix factorization model, termed hierarchical topographic factor analysis (HTFA), for efficiently discovering full-brain networks in large multi-subject neuroimaging datasets. HTFA approximates each subject's network by first re-representing each brain image in terms of the activities of a set of localized nodes, and then computing the covariance of the activity time series of these nodes...
February 12, 2018: NeuroImage
Miri Adler, Avi Mayo, Xu Zhou, Ruth A Franklin, Jeremy B Jacox, Ruslan Medzhitov, Uri Alon
Cells in tissues communicate by secreted growth factors (GF) and other signals. An important function of cell circuits is tissue homeostasis: maintaining proper balance between the amounts of different cell types. Homeostasis requires negative feedback on the GFs, to avoid a runaway situation in which cells stimulate each other and grow without control. Feedback can be obtained in at least two ways: endocytosis in which a cell removes its cognate GF by internalization and cross-inhibition in which a GF down-regulates the production of another GF...
February 2, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Xu Zhou, Ruth A Franklin, Miri Adler, Jeremy B Jacox, Will Bailis, Justin A Shyer, Richard A Flavell, Avi Mayo, Uri Alon, Ruslan Medzhitov
Cell communication within tissues is mediated by multiple paracrine signals including growth factors, which control cell survival and proliferation. Cells and the growth factors they produce and receive constitute a circuit with specific properties that ensure homeostasis. Here, we used computational and experimental approaches to characterize the features of cell circuits based on growth factor exchange between macrophages and fibroblasts, two cell types found in most mammalian tissues. We found that the macrophage-fibroblast cell circuit is stable and robust to perturbations...
January 30, 2018: Cell
Martin J B Taphoorn, Linda Dirven, Andrew A Kanner, Gitit Lavy-Shahaf, Uri Weinberg, Sophie Taillibert, Steven A Toms, Jerome Honnorat, Thomas C Chen, Jan Sroubek, Carlos David, Ahmed Idbaih, Jacob C Easaw, Chae-Yong Kim, Jordi Bruna, Andreas F Hottinger, Yvonne Kew, Patrick Roth, Rajiv Desai, John L Villano, Eilon D Kirson, Zvi Ram, Roger Stupp
Importance: Tumor-treating fields (TTFields) therapy improves both progression-free and overall survival in patients with glioblastoma. There is a need to assess the influence of TTFields on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Objective: To examine the association of TTFields therapy with progression-free survival and HRQoL among patients with glioblastoma. Design, Setting, and Participants: This secondary analysis of EF-14, a phase 3 randomized clinical trial, compares TTFields and temozolomide or temozolomide alone in 695 patients with glioblastoma after completion of radiochemotherapy...
February 1, 2018: JAMA Oncology
Alon Kalron, Roy Aloni, Mark Dolev, Lior Frid, Uri Givon, Shay Menascu
The objective of the study was to determine if cognitive function is associated with step time variability in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). The study included 355 PwMS (218 women), average age 41.1 (SD = 13.5), disease duration 5.9 (SD = 7.3) years, and a median expanded disability status scale score of 2.5. We separately analyzed the sample group of fallers and non-fallers based on their fall history. Gait variability was measured by an electronic walkway and all participants completed a computerized cognitive test battery designed to evaluate multiple cognitive domains...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neural Transmission
Chaoyang Hua, Yibo Wen, Yan Zhang, Quande Feng, Xiangfei He, Yunlong Li, Junwei Wu, Jinjin Feng, Stuart B Bauer, Jianguo Wen
PURPOSE: To investigate the correlation between urethral instability (URI) and overactive bladder (OAB) in children. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 126 children with OAB and 36 children without OAB using synchro-cystourethrometry. The prevalence of detrusor overactivity (DO) and URI, and the diagnostic sensitivity of DO alone and DO combined with URI, was compared. The OAB children with URI voluntarily received transcutaneous electrical pudendal nerve stimulation with anisodamine (stimulation group, SG) or anisodamine alone (non-stimulation group, NSG)...
January 3, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Roger Stupp, Sophie Taillibert, Andrew Kanner, William Read, David M Steinberg, Benoit Lhermitte, Steven Toms, Ahmed Idbaih, Manmeet S Ahluwalia, Karen Fink, Francesco Di Meco, Frank Lieberman, Jay-Jiguang Zhu, Giuseppe Stragliotto, David D Tran, Steven Brem, Andreas F Hottinger, Eilon D Kirson, Gitit Lavy-Shahaf, Uri Weinberg, Chae-Yong Kim, Sun-Ha Paek, Garth Nicholas, Jordi Burna, Hal Hirte, Michael Weller, Yoram Palti, Monika E Hegi, Zvi Ram
Importance: Tumor-treating fields (TTFields) is an antimitotic treatment modality that interferes with glioblastoma cell division and organelle assembly by delivering low-intensity alternating electric fields to the tumor. Objective: To investigate whether TTFields improves progression-free and overall survival of patients with glioblastoma, a fatal disease that commonly recurs at the initial tumor site or in the central nervous system. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this randomized, open-label trial, 695 patients with glioblastoma whose tumor was resected or biopsied and had completed concomitant radiochemotherapy (median time from diagnosis to randomization, 3...
December 19, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Alon Shapira, Anna Sterkin, Moshe Fried, Oren Yehezkel, Zeev Zalevsky, Uri Polat
Collinear facilitation of contrast sensitivity supported by lateral interactions within primary visual cortex is implicated in contour and object perception, with neural correlates in several frequency bands. Although higher component of the ERP power spectrum, the gamma-band, is postulated to reflect object representation, attention and memory, its neuronal source has been questioned, suggesting it is an artifact reflecting saccadic eye movements. Here we explored the gamma-band activity during collinear facilitation with no saccade-related confounds...
2017: PloS One
Udit Gibor, Zvi Perry, Dan Tirosh, Uri Netz, Alex Rosental, Alex Fich, Sofie Man, Samuel Ariad, Boris Kirshtein
BACKGROUND: Self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) insertion is an alternative to emergency surgery in malignant colonic obstruction. However, the long-term oncological outcome of stents as a bridge to surgery is limited and controversial. OBJECTIVES: To determine the long-term oncological outcome of stents as a bridge to surgery. METHODS: Data of patients who underwent emergency surgery and endoscopic stent insertion as a bridge to surgery due to obstructing colon cancer at Soroka Medical Center during a 14 year period were collected retrospectively...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Tarak Srivastava, Shahryar Jafri, William E Truog, Judith Sebestyen VanSickle, Winston M Manimtim, Uri S Alon
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a rare complication of furosemide therapy that can occur in patients treated with the loop diuretic for a long period of time. We report a 6-month-old 28-weeks premature infant treated chronically with furosemide for his bronchopulmonary dysplasia, who developed hypocalcemia and severe SHPT, adversely affecting his bones. Discontinuation of the loop diuretic and the addition of supplemental calcium and calcitriol only partially reversed the SHPT, bringing serum parathyroid hormone level down from 553 to 238 pg/mL...
December 2017: Pediatrics
Elad Herz, Niv Antonovsky, Yinon Bar-On, Dan Davidi, Shmuel Gleizer, Noam Prywes, Lianet Noda-Garcia, Keren Lyn Frisch, Yehudit Zohar, David G Wernick, Alon Savidor, Uri Barenholz, Ron Milo
Understanding the evolution of a new metabolic capability in full mechanistic detail is challenging, as causative mutations may be masked by non-essential "hitchhiking" mutations accumulated during the evolutionary trajectory. We have previously used adaptive laboratory evolution of a rationally engineered ancestor to generate an Escherichia coli strain able to utilize CO2 fixation for sugar synthesis. Here, we reveal the genetic basis underlying this metabolic transition. Five mutations are sufficient to enable robust growth when a non-native Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle provides all the sugar-derived metabolic building blocks...
November 22, 2017: Nature Communications
Inbal Uri, Shani Avniel-Polak, David J Gross, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms, with an estimated annual incidence of ~ 6.9/100,000. NETs arise throughout the body from cells of the diffuse endocrine system. More than half originate from endocrine cells of the gastrointestinal tract and the pancreas, thus being referred to as gastroenteropancreatic NETs (GEP-NETs). The only treatment that offers a cure is surgery; however, most patients are diagnosed with metastatic disease, and curative surgery is usually not an option. These patients can be offered long-term systemic treatment, for both symptomatic relief and tumor growth suppression...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Henry H-I Yao, Max Esser, Jeremy Grummet, Chris Atkins, Peter Royce, Uri Hanegbi
BACKGROUND: Patients with traumatic bladder rupture frequently have associated pelvic fracture. With increasing numbers of pelvic fractures fixed internally, there are concerns that conservative management of bladder rupture may increase the risk of pelvic metalware infection. This study aims to determine if operative repair of bladder rupture in comparison to conservative management with catheter drainage alone is associated with a lower rate of infection of internal fixation device for concurrent pelvic fracture...
November 9, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Uri Singfer, Dimitri Hemelsoet, Peter Vanlangenhove, Frederic Martens, Luc Verbeke, Dirk Van Roost, Luc Defreyne
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In light of evidence from ARUBA (A Randomized Trial of Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformations), neurovascular specialists had to reconsider deliberate treatment of unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (uBAVMs). Our objective was to determine the outcomes of uBAVM treated with primary embolization using ethylene vinyl alcohol (ONYX). METHODS: Patients with uBAVM who met the inclusion criteria of ARUBA and were treated with primary Onyx embolization were assigned to this retrospective study...
December 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Nir Drayman, Omer Karin, Avi Mayo, Tamar Danon, Lev Shapira, Dor Rafael, Anat Zimmer, Anat Bren, Oren Kobiler, Uri Alon
The cellular response to viral infection is usually studied at the level of cell populations. Currently, it remains an open question whether and to what extent cell-to-cell variability impacts the course of infection. Here we address this by dynamic proteomics-imaging and tracking 400 yellow fluorescent protein (YFP)-tagged host proteins in individual cells infected by herpes simplex virus 1. By quantifying time-lapse fluorescence imaging, we analyze how cell-to-cell variability impacts gene expression from the viral genome...
November 7, 2017: MBio
Anat Zimmer, Avichai Tendler, Itay Katzir, Avi Mayo, Uri Alon
Cocktails of drugs can be more effective than single drugs, because they can potentially work at lower doses and avoid resistance. However, it is impossible to test all drug cocktails drawn from a large set of drugs because of the huge number of combinations. To overcome this combinatorial explosion problem, one can sample a relatively small number of combinations and use a model to predict the rest. Recently, Zimmer and Katzir et al. presented a model that accurately predicted the effects of cocktails at all doses based on measuring pairs of drugs...
October 2017: PLoS Biology
Alon Kalron, Shay Menascu, Mark Dolev, Uri Givon
The extent of an increase from a preferred walking speed (PWS) to a fast walking speed (FWS) is defined as the walking speed reserve (WSR). The WSR is unique as it reflects an individual's ability to increase their walking speed on demand. The primary objective of this study was to examine whether the WSR was more advantageous than the PWS and FWS in terms of reflecting mobility deficits and risk of falling associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). The patient group included 235 people with MS (PwMS) (139 women) with a mean age of 43...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
Arigela Harikumar, Raghu Ram Edupuganti, Matan Sorek, Gajendra Kumar Azad, Styliani Markoulaki, Petra Sehnalová, Soňa Legartová, Eva Bártová, Shlomit Farkash-Amar, Rudolf Jaenisch, Uri Alon, Eran Meshorer
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs), with their dual capacity to self-renew and differentiate, are commonly used to study differentiation, epigenetic regulation, lineage choices, and more. Using non-directed retroviral integration of a YFP/Cherry exon into mouse ESCs, we generated a library of over 200 endogenously tagged fluorescent fusion proteins and present several proof-of-concept applications of this library. We show the utility of this library to track proteins in living cells; screen for pluripotency-related factors; identify heterogeneously expressing proteins; measure the dynamics of endogenously labeled proteins; track proteins recruited to sites of DNA damage; pull down tagged fluorescent fusion proteins using anti-Cherry antibodies; and test for interaction partners...
October 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
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