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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738408/cgas-surveillance-of-micronuclei-links-genome-instability-to-innate-immunity
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Karen J Mackenzie, Paula Carroll, Carol-Anne Martin, Olga Murina, Adeline Fluteau, Daniel J Simpson, Nelly Olova, Hannah Sutcliffe, Jacqueline K Rainger, Andrea Leitch, Ruby T Osborn, Ann P Wheeler, Marcin Nowotny, Nick Gilbert, Tamir Chandra, Martin A M Reijns, Andrew P Jackson
DNA is strictly compartmentalized within the nucleus to prevent autoimmunity; despite this, cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS), a cytosolic sensor of double-stranded DNA, is activated in autoinflammatory disorders and by DNA damage. Precisely how cellular DNA gains access to the cytoplasm remains to be determined. Here, we report that cGAS localizes to micronuclei arising from genome instability in a mouse model of monogenic autoinflammation, after exogenous DNA damage and spontaneously in human cancer cells. Such micronuclei occur after mis-segregation of DNA during cell division and consist of chromatin surrounded by its own nuclear membrane...
July 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738281/edta-functionalized-fe3o4-graphene-oxide-for-efficient-removal-of-u-vi-from-aqueous-solutions
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Donglin Zhao, Qi Zhang, Han Xuan, Yan Chen, Kehua Zhang, Shaojie Feng, Ahmed Alsaedi, Tasawar Hayat, Changlun Chen
In this study, a regenerable magnetic ligand material (EDTA-mGO) was fabricated by binding chelating groups (EDTA) onto Fe3O4/graphene oxide and applied to remove U(VI) from aqueous solution. The sorption experiments were investigated under different experimental conditions, such as temperature, contact time and pH. EDTA-mGO showed fast removal capacity for U(VI) (<1.5h) with high sorption ability (277.43mg/g). The removal mechanisms mainly attributed to the metal-binding organic ligand (EDTA) and the electrostatic attractions between U(VI) and oxygenic functional groups...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738158/efficient-interfacially-driven-vehiculization-of-corticosteroids-by-pulmonary-surfactant
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Alberto Hidalgo, Fabrizio Salomone, Nieves Fresno, Guillermo Orellana, Antonio Cruz, Jesus Perez-Gil
Pulmonary surfactant is a crucial system to stabilize the respiratory air-liquid interface. Furthermore, pulmonary surfactant has been proposed as an effective method for targeting drugs to the lungs. However, few studies have examined in detail the mechanisms of incorporation of drugs into surfactant, the impact of the presence of drugs on pulmonary surfactant performance at the interface under physiologically-meaningful conditions, or the ability of pulmonary surfactant to use the air-liquid interface to vehiculise drugs to long distances...
July 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738156/coherent-random-lasing-from-the-dye-aggregates-in-pdms-thin-film
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Lihua Ye, Yangyang Feng, Zhixiang Cheng, Chunlei Wang, Changgui Lu, Yan-Qing Lu, YiPing Cui
The coherent random laser (CRL) from dye doped polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) has been investigated in both nanoparticles (NPs) doped thin film and pure dye thin film. Compared with the other works, the pump threshold is only 1.5 mJ/cm2 in the pure dye thin film with a low dye concentration. The micro-nano crystals of Pyrromethene 597 (PM597) dye spontaneously formed support both gain and random feedback in the bulk of the PDMS during the sample preparation. When the SiO2 NPs was doped, the pump threshold was reduced to 0...
July 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738136/key-word-signing-usage-of-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-influence-of-communication-partners-sign-usage-and-responsivity
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Ellen Rombouts, Bea Maes, Inge Zink
Purpose: In services for adults with intellectual disabilities, various staff members may have different key word signing (KWS) skills and conversational style. Little is known about how these clients use KWS with different staff members. Therefore, we observed staff-client conversations and examined how clients' KWS usage was shaped by staff members' KWS usage and conversational style. Method: Three 10-min dyadic conversations between an adult with moderate or severe intellectual disabilities (N = 15) and three familiar staff members were filmed and transcribed...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738113/estrogen-status-gates-effects-of-kappa-opioid-receptor-on-temporomandibular-joint-responsive-neurons-at-the-spinomedullary-junction-in-female-rats
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Akimasa Tashiro, David A Bereiter, Yasuhiro Nishida
AIMS: To determine whether estrogen status alters κ-opioid inhibition of nociceptive processing by affecting temporomandibular joint (TMJ) input to neurons in the trigeminal subnucleus caudalis [Vc]/C1-2 region at the spinomedullary junction in female rats. METHODS: TMJ-responsive neurons were recorded in laminae I-II of the Vc/C1-2 region at the spinomedullary junction of ovariectomized female rats treated for 2 days with low-dose estradiol (LE group; 2 mg/day) or high-dose estradiol (HE group; 20 mg/day)...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738090/maternal-25-oh-d-concentrations-%C3%A2-40-ng-ml-associated-with-60-lower-preterm-birth-risk-among-general-obstetrical-patients-at-an-urban-medical-center
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Sharon L McDonnell, Keith A Baggerly, Carole A Baggerly, Jennifer L Aliano, Christine B French, Leo L Baggerly, Myla D Ebeling, Charles S Rittenberg, Christopher G Goodier, Julio F Mateus Niño, Rebecca J Wineland, Roger B Newman, Bruce W Hollis, Carol L Wagner
BACKGROUND: Given the high rate of preterm birth (PTB) nationwide and data from RCTs demonstrating risk reduction with vitamin D supplementation, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) implemented a new standard of care for pregnant women to receive vitamin D testing and supplementation. OBJECTIVES: To determine if the reported inverse relationship between maternal 25(OH)D and PTB risk could be replicated at MUSC, an urban medical center treating a large, diverse population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738075/predicting-preeclampsia-from-a-history-of-preterm-birth
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Svein Rasmussen, Cathrine Ebbing, Lorentz M Irgens
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether women with a history of preterm birth, independent on the presence of prelabour rupture of the membranes (PROM) and growth deviation of the newborn, are more likely to develop preeclampsia with preterm or preterm birth in a subsequent pregnancy. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study, based on Medical Birth Registry of Norway between 1967 and 2012, including 742,980 women with singleton pregnancies who were followed up from their 1st to 2nd pregnancy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737980/nitration-of-h2b-histone-elicits-an-immune-response-in-experimental-animals
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Md Asad Khan, Khursheed Alam, Syed Mehdi Hassan, M Moshahid A Rizvi
Histone H2B is an autoantigen that appears in circulation due to altered apoptosis/or insufficient clearance and is likely to be involved in the induction and progression of autoimmune diseases since modified-H2B is immunogenic. Our studies demonstrate that tyrosines of H2B histone spontaneously converts to free and nitrotyrosine bound protein in vivo. Commercially available H2B histone was modified with peroxynitrite in vitro. Modified H2B was found to be more immunogenic than native form in experimental animals...
July 24, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737869/management-of-cirrhotic-ascites-in-children-review-and-recommendations-part-1-pathophysiology-diagnostic-evaluation-hospitalization-criteria-treatment-nutritional-management
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David F Bes, M Cristina Fernández, Ivone Malla, Horacio A Repetto, Daniel Buamsch, Susana López, Roxana Martinitto, Miriam Cuarterolo, Fernando Álvarez
Ascites is a major complication of cirrhosis. There are several evidence-based articles and guidelines for the management of adults, but few data have been published in relation to children. In the case of pediatric patients with cirrhotic ascites (PPCA), the following questions are raised: How are the clinical assessment and ancillary tests performed? When is ascites considered refractory? How is it treated? Should fresh plasma and platelets be infused before abdominal paracentesis to prevent bleeding? What are the hospitalization criteria? What are the indicated treatments? What complications can patients develop? When and how should hyponatremia be treated? What are the diagnostic criteria for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis? How is it treated? What is hepatorenal syndrome? How is it treated? When should albumin be infused? When should fluid intake be restricted? The recommendations made here are based on pathophysiology and suggest the preferred approach to its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects, and preventive care...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737821/structure-and-reactivity-of-ru-ii-terpy-n-n-cl-cl-complexes-consequences-for-biological-applications
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Marta Chrzanowska, Anna Katafias, Olga Impert, Anna Kozakiewicz, Andrzej Surdykowski, Paulina Brzozowska, Alicja Franke, Achim Zahl, Ralph Puchta, Rudi van Eldik
The crystal structures of [Ru(II)(terpy)(bipy)Cl]Cl·2H2O and [Ru(II)(terpy)(en)Cl]Cl·3H2O, where terpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine, bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine and en = ethylenediamine, were determined and compared to the structure of the complexes in solution obtained by multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy in DMSOd-6 as a solvent. In aqueous solution, both chlorido complexes aquate fully to the corresponding aqua complexes, viz. [Ru(II)(terpy)(bipy)(H2O)](2+) and [Ru(II)(terpy)(en)(H2O)](2+), within ca. 2 h and ca. 2 min at 37 °C, respectively...
July 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737790/tuning-the-gap-of-lead-based-halide-perovskites-by-introducing-superalkali-species-at-the-cationic-sites-of-abx3-type-structure
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C Paduani, Andrew M Rappe
We study with scalar relativistic density functional theory (DFT) calculations the effect of changes in the ionicity of the bonding mechanism and charge donation on the structure and electronic properties of new lead halide perovskites which show promising performance in optoelectronic applications as long-wave infrared detectors and thermoelectrics. Our results provide evidence that the band gap of these compounds can be tuned upon the introduction of appropriate superalkali moieties at the cationic A-sites in the CsPbI3-type structure...
July 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737759/outcome-of-universal-newborn-eye-screening-with-wide-field-digital-retinal-image-acquisition-system-a-pilot-study
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P Goyal, T R Padhi, T Das, L Pradhan, S Sutar, S Butola, U C Behera, L Jain, S Jalali
PurposeTo evaluate the outcome of universal newborn eye screening with wide-field digital retinal imaging (WFDRI) system.MethodsIn this pilot study, we examined 1152 apparently healthy newborn infants in the obstetrics and gynecology ward of a civil hospital in Eastern India over 1.5 years. The examination included external eye examination, red reflex test and fundus imaging by WFDRI (RetCam II, Clarity medical system, Pleasanton, CA, USA) by a trained optometrist. The pathologies detected, net monetary gain and skilled manpower saved were documented...
July 24, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737698/platycodon-grandiflorus-root-extract-improves-learning-and-memory-by-enhancing-synaptogenesis-in-mice-hippocampus
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Jin-Il Kim, Seong Gak Jeon, Kyoung Ah Kim, Jwa-Jin Kim, Eun Ji Song, Yukyoung Jeon, Eunbin Kim, Kyung Bok Lee, Jong Hwan Kwak, Minho Moon
Platycodon grandiflorus (Jacq.) A.DC. (PG) has long been used as an ingredient of foods and is known to have beneficial effects on cognitive functions as well. The present study examined the effect of each PG extract (PGE) from root, aerial part, and seeds on cognitive functions in mice. Changes in spatial learning and memory using a Y-maze test, and markers of adult hippocampal neurogenesis and synaptogenesis were examined. Moreover, changes in neuritogenesis and activation of the ERK1/2 pathway were investigated...
July 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737673/magnetic-nanoemulsions-comparison-between-nanoemulsions-formed-by-ultrasonication-and-by-spontaneous-emulsification
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Nathalia Rodríguez-Burneo, Maria Antònia Busquets, Joan Estelrich
Nanoemulsions are particularly suitable as a platform in the development of delivery systems. The type of nanoemulsion with a higher stability will offer an advantage in the preparation of a delivery system for lipophilic drugs. Nanoemulsions can be fabricated by different processing methods, which are usually categorized as either high- or low-energy methods. In this study, a comparison between two methods of preparing magnetic oil-in-water (O/W) nanoemulsions is described. The nanoemulsions were formed by sonication (the high-energy method) or by spontaneous emulsification (the low-energy method)...
July 22, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737600/an-interprofessional-quality-improvement-initiative-to-standardize-pediatric-extubation-readiness-assessment
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Samer Abu-Sultaneh, Acrista J Hole, Alvaro J Tori, Brain D Benneyworth, Riad Lutfi, Christopher W Mastropietro
OBJECTIVES: Establishing protocols to wean mechanical ventilation and assess readiness for extubation, with the goal of minimizing morbidity associated with extubation failure and prolonged mechanical ventilation, have become increasingly important in contemporary PICUs. The aim of this quality improvement initiative is to establish a respiratory therapist-led daily spontaneous breathing trial protocol to standardize extubation readiness assessment and documentation in our PICU. DESIGN: A quality improvement project...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737598/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-cardiac-icus
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Jeffrey A Alten, Darren Klugman, Tia T Raymond, David S Cooper, Janet E Donohue, Wenying Zhang, Sara K Pasquali, Michael G Gaies
OBJECTIVES: In-hospital cardiac arrest occurs in 2.6-6% of children with cardiac disease and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Much remains unknown about cardiac arrest in pediatric cardiac ICUs; therefore, we aimed to describe cardiac arrest epidemiology in a contemporary multicenter cardiac ICU cohort. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis within the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry. SETTING: Cardiac ICUs within 23 North American hospitals...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737517/intraoperative-detection-of-persistent-endoleak-by-detecting-residual-spontaneous-echocardiographic-contrast-in-the-aneurysmal-sac-during-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Hidekazu Imai, Nobuko Ohashi, Takayuki Yoshida, Takeshi Okamoto, Nobutaka Kitamura, Takahiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Baba
Persistent endoleaks may lead to adverse events after endovascular aortic repair. We prospectively examined the relationship between intraoperative residual spontaneous echocardiographic contrast (SEC) within the aneurysmal sac and the incidence of postoperative endoleaks in 60 patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Patients with SEC had a higher incidence of postoperative endoleaks than did patients without SEC within a few days postoperatively (60.0% vs 12.5%, respectively; P < .001) and at 6 months postoperatively (40...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737515/cell-biology-of-spinal-cord-injury-and-repair
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Timothy M O'Shea, Joshua E Burda, Michael V Sofroniew
Spinal cord injury (SCI) lesions present diverse challenges for repair strategies. Anatomically complete injuries require restoration of neural connectivity across lesions. Anatomically incomplete injuries may benefit from augmentation of spontaneous circuit reorganization. Here, we review SCI cell biology, which varies considerably across three different lesion-related tissue compartments: (a) non-neural lesion core, (b) astrocyte scar border, and (c) surrounding spared but reactive neural tissue. After SCI, axon growth and circuit reorganization are determined by neuron-cell-autonomous mechanisms and by interactions among neurons, glia, and immune and other cells...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737389/glycosyl-cations-versus-allylic-cations-in-spontaneous-and-enzymatic-hydrolysis
#20
Phillip M Danby, Stephen G Withers
Enzymatic prenyl and glycosyl transfer are seemingly unrelated reactions that yield molecules and protein modifications with disparate biological functions. However, both reactions employ diphosphate-activated donors and each proceed via cationic spe-cies: allylic cations and oxocarbenium ions, respectively. In this study, we explore the relationship between these processes by preparing valienyl ethers to serve as glycoside mimics that are capable of allylic rather than oxocarbenium cation stabilization. Rate constants for spontaneous hydrolysis of aryl glycosides and their analogous valienyl ethers were found to be almost identical, as were the corresponding activation enthalpies and entropies...
July 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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