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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917288/towards-an-open-grapevine-information-system
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A-F Adam-Blondon, M Alaux, C Pommier, D Cantu, Z-M Cheng, G R Cramer, C Davies, S Delrot, L Deluc, G Di Gaspero, J Grimplet, A Fennell, J P Londo, P Kersey, F Mattivi, S Naithani, P Neveu, M Nikolski, M Pezzotti, B I Reisch, R Töpfer, M A Vivier, D Ware, H Quesneville
Viticulture, like other fields of agriculture, is currently facing important challenges that will be addressed only through sustained, dedicated and coordinated research. Although the methods used in biology have evolved tremendously in recent years and now involve the routine production of large data sets of varied nature, in many domains of study, including grapevine research, there is a need to improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability (FAIR-ness) of these data. Considering the heterogeneous nature of the data produced, the transnational nature of the scientific community and the experience gained elsewhere, we have formed an open working group, in the framework of the International Grapevine Genome Program (www...
2016: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898286/a-conserved-puccinia-striiformis-protein-interacts-with-wheat-npr1-and-reduces-induction-of-pathogenesis-related-genes-in-response-to-pathogens
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Xiaodong Wang, Baoju Yang, Kun Li, Zhensheng Kang, Dario Cantu, Jorge Dubcovsky
In Arabidopsis, NPR1 is a key transcriptional co-regulator of systemic acquired resistance. Upon pathogen challenge, NPR1 translocates from the cytoplasm to the nucleus, where it interacts with TGA-bZIP transcription factors to activate the expression of several Pathogenesis-Related (PR) genes. In a screen of a yeast two-hybrid library from wheat leaves infected with Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, we identified a conserved rust protein that interacts with wheat NPR1 and named it Puccinia NPR1 interactor (PNPi)...
November 29, 2016: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884872/an-hplc-procedure-for-the-quantification-of-aloin-in-latex-and-gel-from-aloe-barbadensis-leaves
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Dalia I Sánchez-Machado, Jaime López-Cervantes, María F Mariscal-Domínguez, Paola Cruz-Flores, Olga N Campas-Baypoli, Ernesto U Cantú-Soto, Ana Sanches-Silva
Aloin is an anthraquinone-C-glycoside present in Aloe vera This compound is extremely variable among different species and highly depends on the growing conditions of the plants. The quantification of aloin in different extraction preparations has been a frequent problem due to the high instability of the compound. The aim of the present study is to develop and validated an analytical method for aloin detection in fresh and dry samples of Aloe barbadensis gel and latex using high performance liquid chromatography coupled to a diode array detector (HPLC-DAD)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884343/increased-tolerance-to-stress-in-cardiac-expressed-gain-of-function-of-adenosine-triphosphate-sensitive-potassium-channel-subunit-kir6-1
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Matthew C Henn, M Burhan Janjua, Haixia Zhang, Evelyn M Kanter, Carol M Makepeace, Richard B Schuessler, Colin G Nichols, Jennifer S Lawton
BACKGROUND: The adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium (KATP) channel opener diazoxide (DZX) prevents myocyte volume derangement and reduced contractility secondary to stress. KATP channels are composed of pore-forming (Kir6.1 or Kir6.2) and regulatory (sulfonylurea receptor, SUR1 or SUR2) subunits. Gain of function (GOF) of Kir6.1 subunits has been implicated in cardiac pathology in Cantu syndrome in humans (cardiomegaly, lymphedema, and pericardial effusions). We hypothesized that GOF of Kir6...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847194/small-hdl-subclasses-become-cholesterol-poor-during-postprandial-period-after-a-fat-diet-intake-in-subjects-with-high-triglyceridemia-increases
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Armando Quintanilla-Cantú, Paola Peña-de-la-Sancha, Cristobal Flores-Castillo, Ana María Mejía-Domínguez, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, Nonanzit Pérez-Hernández, Rocío Bautista-Pérez, Reyna Esmeralda Enriquez-Calderón, Marco Antonio Juárez-Oropeza, José Manuel Fragoso, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Oscar Pérez-Méndez
BACKGROUND: Postprandial triglyceridemia may transitory affect the structure of HDL subclasses and probably their antiatherogenic properties but little is known in this field. We analyzed the HDL subclasses lipid content along postprandial period. METHODS: Fifteen metabolic syndrome (MS) patients and 15 healthy controls were enrolled. HDL were isolated from plasma samples obtained at fasting and every 2-h up to 8-h, after a 75-g fat meal. Cholesterol (C), triglycerides (TAG), and phospholipid (Ph) plasma concentrations of five HDL subclasses were determined by densitometry of electrophoresis gels enzymatically stained...
November 12, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792717/-comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-hematopoietic-cell-mobilization-with-chemotherapy-and-filgrastim-versus-filgrastim-alone-for-autologous-transplant-in-patients-with-lymphoma
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César Homero Gutiérrez-Aguirre, Fernando De la Garza-Salazar, Olga Cantú-Rodríguez, Óscar González-Llano, José C Jaime-Pérez, Consuelo Mancias-Guerra, Ricardo García-Sepúlveda, Rosario Salazar-Riojas, David Gómez-Almaguer
INTRODUCTION: Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the treatment of choice for high-risk Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. OBJECTIVE: Compare the capacity to mobilize CD34+ cells for autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation using schemes with chemotherapy and without chemotherapy plus filgrastim in patients diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The clinical records of patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who received an autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant were analyzed retrospectively...
October 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792706/-organ-and-tissue-donation-and-transplantation-three-health-care-centers-attitude
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Elda Karina Guerra-Sáenz, Ángel Gustavo Narváez-Navarro, Ana Cecilia Hernández-López, Judith Bello Saucedo, Griselda Ruiz-Cantú, Paula Cordero-Pérez, María Del Carmen Guevara-Martínez, Linda Elsa Muñoz-Espinosa, Edelmiro Pérez-Rodríguez, Marco Antonio Hernández-Guedea, Homero Zapata-Chavira, Asdrúbal Guevara-Charles, Marlene Marisol Perales-Quintana, Miguel Mariano Escobedo-Villarreal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge and attitude towards organ donation within health professionals in different institutions of Nuevo Leon. METHODS: A prospective, open, observational, descriptive study of parallel groups, through application of a survey formulated by the Hospital Universitario (HU) "Dr. José Eleuterio González". We applied 208 surveys in the HU (n = 100) and other institutions like IMSS, ISSTE (n = 108). RESULTS: From all the participants, 86% had a positive attitude towards organ donation, associated to a higher education, and information regarding organ donation received by other health professionals...
September 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776380/sanist-optimization-of-a-technology-for-compound-identification-based-on-the-european-union-directive-with-applications-in-forensic-pharmaceutical-and-food-analyses
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Simone Cristoni, Guglielmo Dusi, Paolo Brambilla, Adriana Albini, Matteo Conti, Maura Brambilla, Antonino Bruno, Francesca Digaudio, Luca Ferlin, Valeria Tazzari, Silvia Mengozzi, Simone Barera, Carlos Salier, Tommaso Trenti, Marco Cantu, Luigi Rossi Bernardi, Douglas M Noonan
Electrospray Ionization (EI) and Collision Induced Dissociation tandem mass spectrometry (CID-MS/MS) are usually employed to obtain compound identification through a mass spectra match. Different algorithms have been developed for this purpose (for example the NIST match algorithm). These approaches compare the tandem mass spectra (MS/MS) of the unknown analyte with the MS/MS spectra of known compounds inserted in a database. The compounds are usually identified on the basis of spectral match value associated with a probability of recognition...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749838/phased-diploid-genome-assembly-with-single-molecule-real-time-sequencing
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Chen-Shan Chin, Paul Peluso, Fritz J Sedlazeck, Maria Nattestad, Gregory T Concepcion, Alicia Clum, Christopher Dunn, Ronan O'Malley, Rosa Figueroa-Balderas, Abraham Morales-Cruz, Grant R Cramer, Massimo Delledonne, Chongyuan Luo, Joseph R Ecker, Dario Cantu, David R Rank, Michael C Schatz
While genome assembly projects have been successful in many haploid and inbred species, the assembly of noninbred or rearranged heterozygous genomes remains a major challenge. To address this challenge, we introduce the open-source FALCON and FALCON-Unzip algorithms (https://github.com/PacificBiosciences/FALCON/) to assemble long-read sequencing data into highly accurate, contiguous, and correctly phased diploid genomes. We generate new reference sequences for heterozygous samples including an F1 hybrid of Arabidopsis thaliana, the widely cultivated Vitis vinifera cv...
October 17, 2016: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747745/epidemiology-of-sports-related-concussion-in-seven-us-high-school-and-collegiate-sports
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Stephen W Marshall, Kevin M Guskiewicz, Viswanathan Shankar, Michael McCrea, Robert C Cantu
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of sports-related concussion is not well-described in the literature. This paper presents a descriptive epidemiology of concussion in seven high school and collegiate sports. METHODS: We used the data from Concussion Prevention Initiative (CPI), which enrolled 8905 athletes at 210 high schools and 26 colleges in a prospective cohort study of 7 sports (football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, and men's and women's ice hockey) between 1999 and 2001...
December 2015: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744019/perception-of-helpfulness-of-a-question-prompt-sheet-among-cancer-patients-attending-outpatient-palliative-care
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Joseph Arthur, Sriram Yennu, Kresnier Perez Zapata, Hilda Cantu, Jimin Wu, Diane Liu, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: Data on the use of question prompt sheets (QPS) in palliative care is limited. Our team previously developed a single page QPS using a Delphi process. The main objective of this study was to determine the perception of helpfulness of a QPS in patient-physician communication among advanced cancer outpatients. METHODS: 100/104(96%) eligible patients and 68/68(100%) caregivers received the QPS during their first palliative care clinic. 12 palliative medicine specialists also participated in the study...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742907/the-impact-of-an-educational-program-on-patient-practices-for-safe-use-storage-and-disposal-of-opioids-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Maxine de la Cruz, Akhila Reddy, Vishidha Balankari, Margeaux Epner, Susan Frisbee-Hume, Jimin Wu, Diane Liu, Sriram Yennurajalingam, Hilda Cantu, Janet Williams, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: Improper use, storage, and disposal of prescribed opioids can lead to diversion or accidental poisoning. Our previous study showed a large proportion of cancer patients have unsafe opioid practices. Our objective was to determine whether an improvement occurred in the patterns of use, storage, and disposal of opioids among cancer outpatients after the implementation of a patient educational program. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our palliative care (PC) clinic provides every patient with educational material (EM) on safe opioid use, storage, and disposal every time they receive an opioid prescription...
October 14, 2016: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741409/viruses-as-winners-in-the-game-of-life
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Ana Georgina Cobián Güemes, Merry Youle, Vito Adrian Cantú, Ben Felts, James Nulton, Forest Rohwer
Viruses are the most abundant and the most diverse life form. In this meta-analysis we estimate that there are 4.80×10(31) phages on Earth. Further, 97% of viruses are in soil and sediment-two underinvestigated biomes that combined account for only ∼2.5% of publicly available viral metagenomes. The majority of the most abundant viral sequences from all biomes are novel. Our analysis drawing on all publicly available viral metagenomes observed a mere 257,698 viral genotypes on Earth-an unrealistically low number-which attests to the current paucity of viral metagenomic data...
September 29, 2016: Annual Review of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741219/statements-of-agreement-from-the-targeted-evaluation-and-active-management-team-approaches-to-treating-concussion-meeting-held-in-pittsburgh-october-15-16-2015
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Michael W Collins, Anthony P Kontos, David O Okonkwo, Jon Almquist, Julian Bailes, Mark Barisa, Jeffrey Bazarian, O Josh Bloom, David L Brody, Robert Cantu, Javier Cardenas, Jay Clugston, Randall Cohen, Ruben Echemendia, R J Elbin, Richard Ellenbogen, Janna Fonseca, Gerard Gioia, Kevin Guskiewicz, Robert Heyer, Gillian Hotz, Grant L Iverson, Barry Jordan, Geoffrey Manley, Joseph Maroon, Thomas McAllister, Michael McCrea, Anne Mucha, Elizabeth Pieroth, Kenneth Podell, Matthew Pombo, Teena Shetty, Allen Sills, Gary Solomon, Danny G Thomas, Tamara C Valovich McLeod, Tony Yates, Ross Zafonte
BACKGROUND: Conventional management for concussion involves prescribed rest and progressive return to activity. Recent evidence challenges this notion and suggests that active approaches may be effective for some patients. Previous concussion consensus statements provide limited guidance regarding active treatment. OBJECTIVE: To describe the current landscape of treatment for concussion and to provide summary agreements related to treatment to assist clinicians in the treatment of concussion...
December 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733780/detection-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-bovine-papillomavirus-in-cutaneous-warts-in-cattle-in-tamaulipas-mexico
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Edith Rojas-Anaya, Antonio Cantú-Covarrubias, José Francisco Morales Álvarez, Elizabeth Loza-Rubio
Papillomas occur more frequently in cattle than other domestic animals. The causal agent of bovine papillomatosis is a virus that belongs to the family Papillomaviridae. In Tamaulipas, Mexico, the virus is considered a serious problem and has impeded the export of cattle to the United States, resulting in serious economic losses. Owing to the lack of information regarding the subtypes of papillomaviruses that infect cattle in Mexico, the aim of this study was to determine the subtypes in Tamaulipas. Fifty-two warts were analyzed with the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) involving primers that amplify the E7 gene of bovine papillomavirus (BPV)...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731934/the-perioperative-lung-transplant-virome-torque-teno-viruses-are-elevated-in-donor-lungs-and-show-divergent-dynamics-in-primary-graft-dysfunction
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A A Abbas, J M Diamond, C Chehoud, B Chang, J J Kotzin, J C Young, I Imai, A R Haas, E Cantu, D J Lederer, K Meyer, R K Milewski, K M Olthoff, A Shaked, J D Christie, F D Bushman, R G Collman
Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is a principal cause of early morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation, but its pathogenic mechanisms are not fully clarified. Thus far, studies using standard clinical assays have not linked microbial factors to PGD. We previously used comprehensive metagenomic methods to characterize viruses in lung allografts >1 month post-transplant and found that levels of Anellovirus, mainly Torque teno viruses (TTV), were significantly higher than in non-transplant healthy controls...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727524/a-systematic-account-on-aromatic-hydroxylation-by-a-cytochrome-p450-model-compound-i-a-low-pressure-mass-spectrometry-and-computational-study
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Fabián G Cantú Reinhard, Mala A Sainna, Pranav Upadhyay, G Alex Balan, Devesh Kumar, Simonetta Fornarini, Maria Elisa Crestoni, Sam P de Visser
Cytochrome P450 enzymes are heme-containing mono-oxygenases that mainly react through oxygen-atom transfer. Specific features of substrate and oxidant that determine the reaction rate constant for oxygen atom transfer are still poorly understood and therefore, we did a systematic gas-phase study on reactions by iron(IV)-oxo porphyrin cation radical structures with arenes. We present herein the first results obtained by using Fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry and provide rate constants and product distributions for the assayed reactions...
October 11, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716759/-correlation-between-the-presence-and-intensity-of-symptoms-and-the-results-of-hydrogen-breath-tests-in-the-diagnosis-of-carbohydrate-intolerance
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María Teresa Sánchez-Ávila, Karla Lorena Chávez Caraza, Adrián Marcelo González Gil, Jaime Javier Cantú Pompa, Edgar Moreno Medrano, Luis Alonso Morales-Garza
BACKGROUND: Hydrogen breath tests (HBT) are used to confirm the diagnosis of carbohydrate intolerance or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). OBJECTIVE: Determine the existence of a correlation between the presence and intensity of symptoms experimented by the patient after the ingestion of a carbohydrate load and the test result. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an observational, retrospective and analytic study, in which all patients' files from year 2008 to 2014 containing a report of a HBT performed at Hospital San José TEC de Monterrey were revised...
July 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680385/development-of-a-teen-focused-exergame
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Debbe Thompson, Dora Cantu, Madhur Rajendran, Mayur Rajendran, Tanay Bhargava, Yuting Zhang, Cheng Chen, Yan Liu, Zhigang Deng
INTRODUCTION: Exergames require body movement to play and may be an effective method for enhancing teen physical activity (PA). However, results have been mixed. Innovative methods are needed to develop Exergames that increase and maintain PA. Self-representational avatars, or avatars created from a digital image of an individual, may increase PA (e.g., intensity, duration) during Exergame play. This article addresses this novel idea by describing the development of an Exergame played with a self-representational avatar...
September 28, 2016: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676441/cerebral-18-%C3%A2-f-t807-av1451-retention-pattern-in-clinically-probable-cte-resembles-pathognomonic-distribution-of-cte-tauopathy
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D L Dickstein, M Y Pullman, C Fernandez, J A Short, L Kostakoglu, K Knesaurek, L Soleimani, B D Jordan, W A Gordon, K Dams-O'Connor, B N Delman, E Wong, C Y Tang, S T DeKosky, J R Stone, R C Cantu, M Sano, P R Hof, S Gandy
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disorder most commonly associated with repetitive traumatic brain injury (TBI) and characterized by the presence of neurofibrillary tangles of tau protein, known as a tauopathy. Currently, the diagnosis of CTE can only be definitively established postmortem. However, a new positron emission tomography (PET) ligand, [(18)F]T807/AV1451, may provide the antemortem detection of tau aggregates, and thus various tauopathies, including CTE. Our goal was to examine [(18)F]T807/AV1451 retention in athletes with neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with a history of multiple concussions...
September 27, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
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