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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632201/advantageous-developmental-outcomes-of-advancing-paternal-age
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M Janecka, F Rijsdijk, D Rai, A Modabbernia, A Reichenberg
Advanced paternal age (APA) at conception has been associated with negative outcomes in offspring, raising concerns about increasing age at fatherhood. Evidence from evolutionary and psychological research, however, suggests possible link between APA and a phenotypic advantage. We defined such advantage as educational success, which is positively associated with future socioeconomic status. We hypothesised that high IQ, strong focus on the subject of interest and little concern about 'fitting in' will be associated with such success...
June 20, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627991/apa-annual-convention-division-40-society-for-clinical-neuropsychology-program-summary-august-3-6-2017-washington-d-c
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624626/alternative-polyadenylation-patterns-for-novel-gene-discovery-and-classification-in-cancer
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Oguzhan Begik, Merve Oyken, Tuna Cinkilli Alican, Tolga Can, Ayse Elif Erson-Bensan
Certain aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of cancer patients are still important challenges to be addressed. Therefore, we propose a pipeline to uncover patterns of alternative polyadenylation (APA), a hidden complexity in cancer transcriptomes, to further accelerate efforts to discover novel cancer genes and pathways. Here, we analyzed expression data for 1045 cancer patients and found a significant shift in usage of poly(A) signals in common tumor types (breast, colon, lung, prostate, gastric, and ovarian) compared to normal tissues...
June 15, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623104/zearalenone-adsorption-capacity-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-pigs
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María F Vega, Susana N Dieguez, Belén Riccio, Sandra Aranguren, Antonio Giordano, Laura Denzoin, Alejandro L Soraci, María O Tapia, Romina Ross, Ana Apás, Silvia N González
The ability to adsorb zearalenone by five strain of lactic acid bacteria was evaluated: four strains of Lactobacillus spp. isolated from pig rectal swabs and one commercial strain (Lactobacillus rhamnosus). Several factors affecting the adsorption capacity were evaluated in order to improve the adsorption of the mycotoxin by bacteria. The stability of the zearalenone-bacteria complex was analyzed. In every case, bacterial adsorption capacity was higher than 40.0%. The strain showing the highest adsorption (68...
May 27, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621907/role-of-cleavage-and-polyadenylation-specificity-factor-100-anchoring-poly-a-sites-and-modulating-transcription-termination
#5
Juncheng Lin, Ruqiang Xu, Xiaohui Wu, Yingjia Shen, Qingshun Q Li
CPSF100 is a core component of the Cleavage and Polyadenylation Specificity Factor (CPSF) complex for the 3'-end formation of mRNA, but it still has no clear functional assignment. CPSF100 was reported to play a role in RNA silencing and promote flowering in Arabidopsis. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these phenomena are not fully understood. Our genetics analyses indicate that plants with a hypomorphic mutant of CPSF100 (esp5) show defects in embryogenesis, reduced seed production, or altered root morphology...
June 16, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619866/interpreting-the-goldwater-rule
#6
John Martin-Joy
Section 7.3 of the Principles of Medical Ethics With Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry (the so-called Goldwater Rule) provides guidance on the ethics of making psychiatric comments about public figures who have not been interviewed and have not given consent. I argue that the wording of Section 7.3 is ambiguous, and I document disagreement over the scope of the rule and consider the implications of this disagreement. If one reads Section 7.3 narrowly, as banning media comments without interview and consent, but allowing such comments in institutional settings, then the general principle articulated in the text and often repeated in the media begins to appear insubstantial...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619865/reflections-on-the-goldwater-rule
#7
Paul S Appelbaum
The APA's Goldwater Rule, precluding psychiatrists from rendering opinions to the media about public figures whom they have not examined, has often engendered controversy. Here, I consider the justifications for the rule, how well they stand up to criticism, and the extent, if any, to which modifications might be called for. Although embarrassment to the profession is often cited as the basis for the Rule, it reflects more substantive concerns, including the risk of harm to living persons and discouraging persons in need of treatment from seeking psychiatric attention...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619367/the-vasoprotective-axes-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-physiological-relevance-and-therapeutic-implications-in-cardiovascular-hypertensive-and-kidney-diseases
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Xiao C Li, Jianfeng Zhang, Jia L Zhuo
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is undisputedly one of the most prominent endocrine (tissue-to-tissue), paracrine (cell-to-cell) and intracrine (intracellular/nuclear) vasoactive systems in the physiological regulation of neural, cardiovascular, blood pressure, and kidney function. The importance of the RAS in the development and pathogenesis of cardiovascular, hypertensive and kidney diseases has now been firmly established in clinical trials and practice using renin inhibitors, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, type 1 (AT1) angiotensin II (ANG II) receptor blockers (ARBs), or aldosterone receptor antagonists as major therapeutic drugs...
June 12, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617026/-the-next-big-five-inventory-bfi-2-developing-and-assessing-a-hierarchical-model-with-15-facets-to-enhance-bandwidth-fidelity-and-predictive-power-correction-to-soto-and-john-2016
#9
(no author information available yet)
Reports an error in "The Next Big Five Inventory (BFI-2): Developing and Assessing a Hierarchical Model With 15 Facets to Enhance Bandwidth, Fidelity, and Predictive Power" by Christopher J. Soto and Oliver P. John (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Advanced Online Publication, Apr 7, 2016, np). In the article, all citations to McCrae and Costa (2008), except for the instance in which it appears in the first paragraph of the introduction, should instead appear as McCrae and Costa (2010). The complete citation should read as follows: McCrae, R...
July 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614923/-serum-levels-of-periostin-and-their-influencing-factors-in-the-beta-lactam-antibiotic-enterprise-workers
#10
S S Gao, Z S Song, Q Jia, X Li, C L Li, X W Chen, C B Zheng
Objective: To observe serum levels of periostin, ECP, IgE in the antibiotic enterprise workers, and study the role of periostin, ECP, IgE in the development of allergic inflammation. Methods: 90 cases with asthma or rhinitis were enrolled as disease group, another 117 workers exposed to 7-ACA、6-APA dust without suffering from allergic illness, are chosen as group of dust exposed, and 192 healthy workers who didn't contact dust were chosen as control group. Questionnaires were used to learn their basic information...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611679/icariin-a-novel-blocker-of-sodium-and-calcium-channels-eliminates-early-and-delayed-afterdepolarizations-as-well-as-triggered-activity-in-rabbit-cardiomyocytes
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Wanzhen Jiang, Mengliu Zeng, Zhenzhen Cao, Zhipei Liu, Jie Hao, Peipei Zhang, Youjia Tian, Peihua Zhang, Jihua Ma
Icariin, a flavonoid monomer from Herba Epimedii, has confirmed pharmacological and biological effects. However, its effects on arrhythmias and cardiac electrophysiology remain unclear. Here we investigate the effects of icariin on ion currents and action potentials (APs) in the rabbit myocardium. Furthermore, the effects of icariin on aconitine-induced arrhythmias were assessed in whole rabbits. Ion currents and APs were recorded in voltage-clamp and current-clamp mode in rabbit left ventricular myocytes (LVMs) and left atrial myocytes (LAMs), respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609358/the-47th-annual-meeting-of-the-american-pancreatic-association-2016-vay-liang-and-frisca-go-award-for-lifetime-achievement-apa-distinguished-service-award-highlights-and-other-awardees
#12
Vay Liang W Go, Maria D Fernandez, Jennifer B Carney, Ashok K Saluja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604387/macrolides-selectively-inhibit-mutant-kcnj5-potassium-channels-that-cause-aldosterone-producing-adenoma
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Ute I Scholl, Laura Abriola, Chengbiao Zhang, Esther N Reimer, Mark Plummer, Barbara I Kazmierczak, Junhui Zhang, Denton Hoyer, Jane S Merkel, Wenhui Wang, Richard P Lifton
Aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) are benign tumors of the adrenal gland that constitutively produce the salt-retaining steroid hormone aldosterone and cause millions of cases of severe hypertension worldwide. Either of 2 somatic mutations in the potassium channel KCNJ5 (G151R and L168R, hereafter referred to as KCNJ5MUT) in adrenocortical cells account for half of APAs worldwide. These mutations alter channel selectivity to allow abnormal Na+ conductance, resulting in membrane depolarization, calcium influx, aldosterone production, and cell proliferation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602901/endovascular-treatment-of-aorto-iliac-femoral-anastomotic-pseudoaneurysms-a-multicentric-study
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D Laganà, G Guzzardi, M Petullà, M Martelli, A M Ierardi, B Del Sette, G Carrafiello
PURPOSE: Purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of anastomotic pseudoaneurysms (APAs) endovascular treatment following aorto-iliac-femoral surgical reconstruction. BASIC PROCEDURES: We retrospectively evaluated 54 patients that underwent aorto-iliac-femoral by-pass (72 APAs). Follow up was performed with Eco-color-Doppler and/or CTA at 1, 3, 6 months after the procedure and than yearly.We compared clinical success in terms of mortality between aortic APAs and non-aortic APAs (iliac-femoral-popliteal)...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602807/genome-wide-profiling-of-the-3-ends-of-polyadenylated-rnas
#15
Piero Sanfilippo, Pedro Miura, Eric C Lai
Alternative polyadenylation (APA) diversifies the 3' termini of a majority of mRNAs in most eukaryotes, and is consequently inferred to have substantial consequences for the utilization of post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms. Since conventional RNA-sequencing methods do not accurately define mRNA termini, a number of protocols have been developed that permit sequencing of the 3' ends of polyadenylated transcripts (3'-seq). We present here our experimental protocol to generate 3'-seq libraries using a dT-priming approach, including extensive details on considerations that will enable successful library cloning...
June 7, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592038/-the-application-of-captopril-challenge-test-in-the-diagnosis-of-primary-aldosteronism
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S Chen, Z P Zeng, A L Song, L Zhu, L Lu, A L Tong, C Shi, H Z Li
Objective: To evaluate the value of captopril challenge test (CCT) in the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism (PA). Methods: A total of 674 patients [(45.0±13.7) years, men 341, women 333] admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 2000 to 2015 were analyzed. Among them, 222 subjects were with essential hypertension (EH), 28 were with pheochromocytoma (PHEO), 246 were with idiopathic hyperaldosteronism (IHA) and 178 were with aldosterone producing adenoma (APA). All patients received CCT. 24 h urine sodium was measured in partial patients...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584016/aldosterone-producing-adenomas-histopathology-genotype-correlation-and-identification-of-a-novel-cacna1d-mutation
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Geok Chin Tan, Giulia Negro, Alexandra Pinggera, Nur Maya Sabrina Tizen Laim, Isa Mohamed Rose, Jiri Ceral, Ales Ryska, Long Kha Chin, Nor Azmi Kamaruddin, Norfilza Mohd Mokhtar, A Rahman A Jamal, Norlela Sukor, Miroslav Solar, Joerg Striessnig, Morris Jonathan Brown, Elena Aisha Azizan
Mutations in KCNJ5, ATP1A1, ATP2B3, CACNA1D, and CTNNB1 are thought to cause the excessive autonomous aldosterone secretion of aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs). The histopathology of KCNJ5 mutant APAs, the most common and largest, has been thoroughly investigated and shown to have a zona fasciculata-like composition. This study aims to characterize the histopathologic spectrum of the other genotypes and document the proliferation rate of the different sized APAs. Adrenals from 39 primary aldosteronism patients were immunohistochemically stained for CYP11B2 to confirm diagnosis of an APA...
July 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584012/nefm-neurofilament-medium-polypeptide-a-marker-for-zona-glomerulosa-cells-in-human-adrenal-inhibits-d1r-dopamine-d1-receptor-mediated-secretion-of-aldosterone
#18
Carmela Maniero, Sumedha Garg, Wanfeng Zhao, Timothy Isaac Johnson, Junhua Zhou, Mark Gurnell, Morris J Brown
Heterogeneity among aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) has been highlighted by the discovery of somatic mutations. KCNJ5 mutations predominate in large zona fasciculata (ZF)-like APAs; mutations in CACNA1D, ATP1A1, ATP2B3, and CTNNB1 are more likely to be found in small zona glomerulosa (ZG)-like APAs. Microarray comparison of KCNJ5 mutant versus wild-type APAs revealed significant differences in transcriptomes. NEFM, encoding a neurofilament subunit which is a D1R (dopamine D1 receptor)-interacting protein, was 4-fold upregulated in ZG-like versus ZF-like APAs and 14-fold more highly expressed in normal ZG versus ZF...
June 5, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583462/decreased-anticipatory-postural-adjustments-during-gait-initiation-acutely-post-concussion
#19
Thomas A Buckley, Jessie R Oldham, Barry A Munkasy, Kelsey E Evans
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate anticipatory postural adjustments (APA) during the transitional movement task of gait initiation (GI) in individuals acutely following a concussion. DESIGN: Cohort Study. SETTING: University Research Center. PARTICIPANTS: A population based sample of 84 participants divided into two equal groups of acutely post-concussion (CONC) and healthy student athletes. INTERVENTION: Participants were tested on two occasions - a pre-injury baseline test and then the CONC group was retested acutely post-concussion and the control group again at a similar time...
June 2, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578202/management-of-atypical-polypoid-adenomyomas-a-case-series
#20
Grigoris F Grimbizis, Themistoklis Mikos, Dimosthenis Miliaras, George Kioussis, Theodoros D Theodoridis, Dimitrios Tsolakidis, Basil C Tarlatzis
OBJECTIVE: Atypical polypoid adenomyomas (APAs) are endometrial, non-malignant, focal, and non-invasive lesions that are intriguing for their histological resemblence to invasive endometrioid adenocarcinoma or malignant mixed Müllerian tumor. The aim of this study was to present our clinical experience, regarding the reproductive outcome, the recurrence rate, and the association with hyperplasia and cancer, in a small series of patients with APA. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series of patients treated for APA in a single private hospital setting from 1998 to 2016...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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