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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227766/short-association-bundle-atlas-based-on-inter-subject-clustering-from-hardi-data
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C Roman, M Guevara, D Duclap, A Lebois, C Poupon, J-F Mangin, P Guevara, C Roman, M Guevara, D Duclap, A Lebois, C Poupon, J-F Mangin, P Guevara, J-F Mangin, C Roman, D Duclap, C Poupon, A Lebois, P Guevara, M Guevara
This paper is focused on the study of short brain association fibers. We present an automatic method to identify short bundles of the superficial white matter based on inter-subject hierarchical clustering. Our method finds clusters of similar fibers, belonging to the different subjects, according to a distance measure between fibers. First, the algorithm obtains representative bundles and subsequently we perform an automatic labeling based on the anatomy, of the most stable connections. The analysis was applied to two independent groups of 37 subjects...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227761/application-of-dti-connectivity-in-lateralization-of-mtle
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Mohammad R Nazem-Zadeh, Susan M Bowyer, John E Moran, Esmaeil Davoodi-Bojd, Andrew Zillgitt, Hassan Bagher-Ebadian, Fariborz Mahmoudi, Kost V Elisevich, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, Mohammad R Nazem-Zadeh, Susan M Bowyer, John E Moran, Esmaeil Davoodi-Bojd, Andrew Zillgitt, Hassan Bagher-Ebadian, Fariborz Mahmoudi, Kost V Elisevich, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, Susan M Bowyer, Hassan Bagher-Ebadian, Esmaeil Davoodi-Bojd, Andrew Zillgitt, Fariborz Mahmoudi, John E Moran, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, Kost V Elisevich, Mohammad R Nazem-Zadeh
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a noninvasive imaging method for measuring the diffusion properties of the underlying white matter tracts through which epileptiform activity is propagated. This study investigates the structural abnormalities quantified by DTI in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE). Fiber tracts passing through 54 anatomical sites in 12 adult mTLE patients and 12 age- and gender-matched controls were identified using DTI tractography. DTI nodal degree (ND) and laterality index were then calculated...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226695/creation-of-a-whole-brain-short-association-bundle-atlas-using-a-hybrid-approach
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M Guevara, C Roman, J Houenou, D Duclap, C Poupon, J-F Mangin, P Guevara, M Guevara, C Roman, J Houenou, D Duclap, C Poupon, J-F Mangin, P Guevara, J-F Mangin, C Roman, D Duclap, C Poupon, J Houenou, P Guevara, M Guevara
The Human brain connection map is far from being complete. In particular the study of the superficial white matter (SWM) is an unachieved task. Its description is essential for the understanding of human brain function and the study of pathogenesis triggered by abnormal connectivity. In this work we expanded a previously developed method for the automatic creation of a whole brain SWM bundle atlas. The method is based on a hybrid approach. First a cortical parcellation is used to extract fibers connecting two regions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223713/reduced-white-matter-integrity-in-antisocial-personality-disorder-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Weixiong Jiang, Feng Shi, Huasheng Liu, Gang Li, Zhongxiang Ding, Hui Shen, Celina Shen, Seong-Whan Lee, Dewen Hu, Wei Wang, Dinggang Shen
Emerging neuroimaging research suggests that antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) may be linked to abnormal brain anatomy, but little is known about possible impairments of white matter microstructure in ASPD, as well as their relationship with impulsivity or risky behaviors. In this study, we systematically investigated white matter abnormalities of ASPD using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) measures: fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity (RD). Then, we further investigated their correlations with the scores of impulsivity or risky behaviors...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216091/enantiomeric-and-quantitative-analysis-of-volatile-terpenoids-in-different-teas-camellia-sinensis
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Yin Zhu, Chen-Yang Shao, Hai-Peng Lv, Yue Zhang, Wei-Dong Dai, Li Guo, Jun-Feng Tan, Qun-Hua Peng, Zhi Lin
Volatile terpenoids play important roles in the formation of tea aroma quality due to their pleasant scents and low odor thresholds. Most volatile terpenoids contain stereogenic centers, which results in various stereo distributions of their enantiomers and diastereoisomers in different types of tea. However, the distribution characteristics of terpenoid enantiomers in teas were still unclear, which poses an obstacle to the scientific understanding of tea aroma. In this work, a new and efficient analysis approach based on headspace solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME)-chiral gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was established to analyze 12 pairs of familiar terpenoid enantiomers in different teas...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214835/up-regulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-promotes-tendon-to-bone-healing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-through-the-tgf-%C3%AE-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-a-new-zealand-white-rabbit-model
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Rui Wang, Bin Xu, Hong-Gang Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to explore the role of TGF-β in tendon-to-bone healing after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) through the TGF-β/MAPK signaling pathway in a New Zealand white rabbit model. METHODS: A total of 72 healthy male New Zealand white rabbits were selected for these experiments. Flow cytometry and immunofluorescence were used to detect the expression of BMSC surface markers, and qRT-PCR was performed to detect TGF-β mRNA expression...
January 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207659/evaluation-of-dti-parameter-ratios-and-diffusion-tensor-tractography-grading-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-prediction-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Kun Wang, Zhi Chen, Fan Zhang, Qingxin Song, Canglong Hou, Yixing Tang, Jun Wang, Shiyue Chen, Yun Bian, Qiang Hao, Hongxing Shen
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort. OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlations between diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) ratios and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) grading with clinical symptoms and outcomes of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In addition to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography, DTI may be useful in understanding pathophysiology of spinal cord in earlier stages of the CSM but it may be confounded by age and cervical level, and previous studies had small sample sizes...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205341/spatiotemporal-microstructural-white-matter-changes-in-diffusion-tensor-imaging-after-transient-focal-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
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Won-Beom Jung, Yong Hee Han, Julius Juhyun Chung, Sun Young Chae, Sung Hoon Lee, Geun Ho Im, JiHoon Cha, Jung Hee Lee
Structural reorganization in white matter (WM) after stroke is a potential contributor to substitute or to newly establish the functional field on the injured brain in nature. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an imaging modality that can be used to evaluate damage and recovery within the brain. This method of imaging allows for in vivo assessment of the restricted movements of water molecules in WM and provides a detailed look at structural connectivity in the brain. For longitudinal DTI studies after a stroke, the conventional region of interest method and voxel-based analysis are highly dependent on the user-hypothesis and parameter settings for implementation...
February 16, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202475/effect-of-macronutrients-and-fiber-on-postprandial-glycemic-responses-and-meal-glycemic-index-and-glycemic-load-value-determinations
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Huicui Meng, Nirupa R Matthan, Lynne M Ausman, Alice H Lichtenstein
Background: The potential confounding effect of different amounts and proportions of macronutrients across eating patterns on meal or dietary glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) value determinations has remained partially unaddressed.Objective: The study aimed to determine the effects of different amounts of macronutrients and fiber on measured meal GI and GL values.Design: Four studies were conducted during which participants [n = 20-22; women: 50%; age: 50-80 y; body mass index (in kg/m(2)): 25-30)] received food challenges containing different amounts of the variable nutrient in a random order...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198850/simple-interrogator-for-optical-fiber-based-white-light-fabry-perot-interferometers
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Zhihao Yu, Zhipeng Tian, Anbo Wang
In this Letter, we present the design of a simple signal interrogator for optical fiber-based white light Fabry-Perot (F-P) interferometers. With the hardware being composed of only a flat fused silica wafer and a CCD camera, this interrogator translates the spectral interference into a spatial interference pattern, and then demodulates the F-P cavity length with the use of a relatively simple demodulation algorithm. The concept is demonstrated experimentally in a fiber optic sensor with a sapphire wafer as the F-P cavity...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197091/axonpacking-an-open-source-software-to-simulate-arrangements-of-axons-in-white-matter
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Tom Mingasson, Tanguy Duval, Nikola Stikov, Julien Cohen-Adad
HIGHLIGHTS AxonPacking: Open-source software for simulating white matter microstructure.Validation on a theoretical disk packing problem.Reproducible and stable for various densities and diameter distributions.Can be used to study interplay between myelin/fiber density and restricted fraction. Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can provide parameters that describe white matter microstructure, such as the fiber volume fraction (FVF), the myelin volume fraction (MVF) or the axon volume fraction (AVF) via the fraction of restricted water (fr)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196374/the-visual-white-matter-the-application-of-diffusion-mri-and-fiber-tractography-to-vision-science
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Ariel Rokem, Hiromasa Takemura, Andrew S Bock, K Suzanne Scherf, Marlene Behrmann, Brian A Wandell, Ione Fine, Holly Bridge, Franco Pestilli
Visual neuroscience has traditionally focused much of its attention on understanding the response properties of single neurons or neuronal ensembles. The visual white matter and the long-range neuronal connections it supports are fundamental in establishing such neuronal response properties and visual function. This review article provides an introduction to measurements and methods to study the human visual white matter using diffusion MRI. These methods allow us to measure the microstructural and macrostructural properties of the white matter in living human individuals; they allow us to trace long-range connections between neurons in different parts of the visual system and to measure the biophysical properties of these connections...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195276/an-experimental-thermally-deposited-coating-for-improved-bonding-to-glass-fiber-posts
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Giselle Rodrigues Reis, Fernanda Pereira Silva, Aline Oliveira-Ogliari, André Luis Faria-E-Silva, Rafael R Moraes, Veridiana Resende Novais, Murilo de Sousa Menezes
PURPOSE: To determine whether an experimental thermally deposited siloxane-methacrylate coating for use in industrial scale applications would improve the bond strength of resin-based materials to glass fiber posts (GFPs) without affecting their mechanical properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An experimental 5% (w/v) solution of methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane was prepared. Two types of GFPs (Exacto, Angelus; White Post DC, FGM) were divided into the following groups: S: silane; SA: silane and adhesive; HS: 35% H₂O₂ and silane; HSA: 35% H₂O₂, silane and adhesive; Exp: siloxane-methacrylate coating (Si-O) via post immersion in experimental solution followed by heating; Exp-S: silane after Si-O treatment; Exp-A: adhesive after Si-O treatment; and Exp-SA: silane and adhesive after Si-O treatment...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188913/high-b-value-and-high-resolution-integrated-diffusion-hibrid-imaging
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Qiuyun Fan, Aapo Nummenmaa, Jonathan R Polimeni, Thomas Witzel, Susie Y Huang, Van J Wedeen, Bruce R Rosen, Lawrence L Wald
The parameter selection for diffusion MRI experiments is dominated by the "k-q tradeoff" whereby the Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) of the images is traded for either high spatial resolution (determined by the maximum k value collected) or high diffusion sensitivity (effected by b value or the q vector) but usually not both. Furthermore, different brain regions (such as gray matter and white matter) likely require different tradeoffs between these parameters due to the size of the structures to be visualized or the length-scale of the microstructure being probed...
February 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188654/dry-matter-yield-chemical-composition-and-estimated-extractable-protein-of-legume-and-grass-species-during-the-spring-growth
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Zeinab Solati, Uffe Jørgensen, Jørgen Eriksen, Karen Søegaard
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of the variation of extractable protein amount in legumes and grasses as affected by harvest time is important for identifying optimal combinations to enable a high protein production in a bioefinery. The extractability of protein was estimated using the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System across six harvests during the spring growth. RESULTS: The estimated extractable protein (g CP kg(-1) DM) defined as the easily available fractions B1 +B2 was significantly higher in white clover and lucerne at all harvests whilst if the more cell wall attached fraction B3 can be extracted, white clover had the highest extractable protein amongst all species...
February 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187250/phase-imaging-with-multiple-phase-cycled-balanced-steady-state-free-precession-at-9-4%C3%A2-t
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Jae-Woong Kim, Seong-Gi Kim, Sung-Hong Park
While phase imaging with a gradient echo (GRE) sequence is popular, phase imaging with balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) has been underexplored. The purpose of this study was to investigate anatomical and functional phase imaging with multiple phase-cycled bSSFP, in expectation of increasing spatial coverage of steep phase-change regions of bSSFP. Eight different dynamic 2D pass-band bSSFP studies at four phase-cycling (PC) angles and two TE /TR values were performed on rat brains at 9.4 T with electrical forepaw stimulation, in comparison with dynamic 2D GRE...
February 10, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186207/complexity-of-the-ruminococcus-flavefaciens-fd-1-cellulosome-reflects-an-expansion-of-family-related-protein-protein-interactions
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Vered Israeli-Ruimy, Pedro Bule, Sadanari Jindou, Bareket Dassa, Sarah Moraïs, Ilya Borovok, Yoav Barak, Michal Slutzki, Yuval Hamberg, Vânia Cardoso, Victor D Alves, Shabir Najmudin, Bryan A White, Harry J Flint, Harry J Gilbert, Raphael Lamed, Carlos M G A Fontes, Edward A Bayer
Protein-protein interactions play a vital role in cellular processes as exemplified by assembly of the intricate multi-enzyme cellulosome complex. Cellulosomes are assembled by selective high-affinity binding of enzyme-borne dockerin modules to repeated cohesin modules of structural proteins termed scaffoldins. Recent sequencing of the fiber-degrading Ruminococcus flavefaciens FD-1 genome revealed a particularly elaborate cellulosome system. In total, 223 dockerin-bearing ORFs potentially involved in cellulosome assembly and a variety of multi-modular scaffoldins were identified, and the dockerins were classified into six major groups...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178867/the-relationship-between-white-matter-fiber-damage-and-gray-matter-perfusion-in-large-scale-functionally-defined-networks-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ashley Y Ma, Rita C Vitorino, Seyed-Parsa Hojjat, Alannah D Mulholland, Liying Zhang, Liesly Lee, Timothy J Carroll, Charles G Cantrell, Chase R Figley, Richard I Aviv
BACKGROUND: Recent studies utilizing perfusion as a surrogate of cortical integrity show promise for overall cognition, but the association between white matter (WM) damage and gray matter (GM) integrity in specific functional networks is not previously studied. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between WM fiber integrity and GM node perfusion within six functional networks of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) patients...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177384/effects-of-distillers-dried-grains-with-solubles-and-added-fat-fed-immediately-before-slaughter-on-growth-performance-and-carcass-characteristics-of-finishing-pigs
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K F Coble, J M DeRouchey, M D Tokach, S S Dritz, R D Goodband, J C Woodworth
The addition of dietary fat has been shown to increase HCW and carcass yield in pigs fed low-fiber corn-soy diets; however, data on added fat in high-fiber, low-energy diets is less available. Therefore, the potential for dietary fat to ameliorate the negative effect high-fiber diets have on carcass yield during the last 3 wk before slaughter is of high importance. This experiment was conducted to determine the interactive effects of 30% distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and 5% added fat fed before slaughter on growth performance and carcass characteristics...
January 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176460/application-of-bacteria-from-non-cultivated-plants-to-promote-growth-alter-root-architecture-and-alleviate-salt-stress-of-cotton
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Ivelisse Irizarry, James F White
AIMS: Cotton seeds are frequently treated with acid to remove fibers and reduce seed-transmitted diseases. This process also eliminates beneficial bacteria on the seed surface. The goal of this research was to seek and apply beneficial bacteria to acid delinted cotton seeds to evaluate their growth promoting and salt stress alleviating effects in seedlings. METHODS AND RESULTS: Bacteria were isolated from non-cultivated plants in the Malvaceae. Seeds were collected from Portia tree (Thespesia populnea) and wild cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) from coastal and arid areas of Puerto Rico...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
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