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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938412/renal-metabolic-programming-is-linked-to-the-dynamic-regulation-of-a-leptin-klf15-axis-and-akt-ampk%C3%AE-signaling-in-male-offspring-of-obese-dams
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Philipp Kasper, Christina Vohlen, Katharina Dinger, Jasmine Mohr, Eva Hucklenbruch-Rother, Ruth Janoschek, Jessica Köth, Jan Matthes, Sarah Appel, Jörg Dötsch, Miguel A Alejandre Alcazar
Childhood obesity is associated with renal diseases. Maternal obesity is a risk factor linked to increased adipocytokines and metabolic disorders in the offspring. We therefore studied the impact of maternal obesity on renal-intrinsic insulin and adipocytokine signaling and on renal function and structure. To induce maternal obesity female mice were fed with high-fat diet (HFD) or standard diet (SD, Co) prior to mating, during gestation and throughout lactation. A third group of dams was fed HFD only during lactation (HFD-Lac)...
July 27, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937963/ki67-and-lymphocytes-in-the-pretherapeutic-core-biopsy-of-primary-invasive-breast-cancer-positive-markers-of-therapy-response-prediction-and-superior-survival
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Claus M Schlotter, Lothar Tietze, Ulf Vogt, Carlos Villena Heinsen, Antje Hahn
Background Core needle biopsy plays a crucial role as diagnostic tool for BC. Both Ki67 and likely tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in the near future are determining the kind of systemic therapy. The role of TILs in BC is still an issue for clinical research, albeit preliminary results of neoadjuvant and adjuvant clinical studies already now highlight the crucial impact of TILs on therapy response and survival. Methods Evaluation of related publications (pubmed) and meeting abstracts (ASCO, SABCS). Results The monoclonal antibody Ki67 recognizing a nuclear antigene in proliferating cells is a positive marker of therapy response and superior survival...
September 22, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937288/pain-and-side-effects-associated-with-4-dimensional-hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography-for-evaluating-of-the-fallopian-tubes-patency
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Hongbo Li, MeiMei Zhang, Ye Qiang, YunFei Ma, ShuXia Mao, Hao Zhang
4-Dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (4 D HyCoSy) using SonoVue is regarded as a really good option available for evaluating fallopian tubal patency. This study was designed to assess the pain and adverse effects incurred by women undergoing 4 D HyCoSy. Through evaluating the pelvic pain immediately after 4 D HyCoSy and 30 min after 4 D HyCoSy, the circumstances of the pain relief was also observed. The predictive factors of pain were assessed simultaneously. 827 consecutive women as part of infertility evaluation were included...
September 22, 2017: Computer Assisted Surgery (Abingdon, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937270/feasibility-of-free-breathing-lung-mri-for-radiotherapy-using-non-cartesian-k-space-acquisition-schemes
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Shivani Kumar, Robba Rai, Alto Stemmer, Sonal Josan, Lois Holloway, Shalini Vinod, Daniel Moses, Gary Liney
OBJECTIVES: To test a free breathing MRI protocol for anatomical and functional assessment during lung cancer radiotherapy by assessing two non-cartesian acquisition schemes based on a T1W 3D gradient recall echo sequence: (i) stack-of stars (StarVIBE) and (ii) spiral (SpiralVIBE) trajectories Methods: MR images on five healthy volunteers were acquired on a wide bore 3T scanner (Skyra, Siemens Healthcare). Anatomical image quality was assessed on: (1) free breathing (StarVIBE), (2) the standard clinical sequence (VIBE) acquired in a 20 second compliant breath-hold and (3) 20 second non-complaint breath-hold...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937242/pupillary-light-reflex-is-altered-in-adolescent-depression
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A Mestanikova, I Ondrejka, M Mestanik, D Cesnekova, Z Visnovcova, I Bujnakova, M Oppa, A Calkovska, I Tonhajzerova
Major depressive disorder is associated with abnormal autonomic regulation which could be noninvasively studied using pupillometry. However, the studies in adolescent patients are rare. Therefore, we aimed to study the pupillary light reflex (PLR), which could provide novel important information about dynamic balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in adolescent patients suffering from major depression. We have examined 25 depressive adolescent girls (age 15.2+/-0.3 year) prior to pharmacotherapy and 25 age/gender-matched healthy subjects...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936656/optimization-of-cell-spreading-and-image-quality-for-the-study-of-chromosomes-in-plant-tissues
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Laksana Kantama, Erik Wijnker, Hans de Jong
High-quality chromosome images of mitotic and meiotic cell divisions in plant tissues are inextricably connected with the technical control of cell spread preparations. Superb chromosome slides are the best for studying chromosome morphology and making karyotypes; they also are the best start for a successful fluorescent in situ hybridization experiment. In this study, we describe the essentials for fixation, enzymatic digestion, squash, spread, and dropping protocols for clean and well-differentiated nuclei and chromosome complements...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936527/origin-of-spray-formation-during-impact-on-heated-surfaces
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Michiel A J van Limbeek, Paul B J Hoefnagels, Chao Sun, Detlef Lohse
In many applications, it is crucial to control the heat transfer rate of impacting drops on a heated plate. When the solid exceeds the so-called Leidenfrost temperature, an impacting drop is prevented from contacting the plate by its own evaporation. But the decrease in the resulting cooling efficiency of the impacting drop is yet not quantitatively understood. Here, we experimentally study the impact of such water drops on smooth heated surfaces of various substances. We demonstrate that, in contrast to previous results for other liquids, water exhibits spray in the vertical direction when impacting sapphire and silicon...
September 22, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936498/biredox-ionic-liquids-new-opportunities-toward-high-performance-supercapacitors
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C Bodin, E Mourad, D Zigah, S Le Vot, S A Freunberger, F Favier, O Fontaine
Nowadays commercial supercapacitors are based on purely capacitive storage at the porous carbons that are used for the electrodes. However, the limits that capacitive storage imposes on energy density calls to investigate new materials to improve the capacitance of the device. This new type of electrodes (e.g., RuO2, MnO2…) involves pseudo-capacitive faradaic redox processes with the solid material. Ion exchange with solid materials is, however, much slower than the adsorption process in capacitive storage and inevitably leads to significant loss of power...
September 22, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935607/s-glutathionylation-of-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-induces-formation-of-c150-c154-intrasubunit-disulfide-bond-in-the-active-site-of-the-enzyme
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K V Barinova, M V Serebryakova, V I Muronetz, E V Schmalhausen
BACKGROUND: Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) is a glycolytic protein involved in numerous non-glycolytic functions. S-glutathionylated GAPDH was revealed in plant and animal tissues. The role of GAPDH S-glutathionylation is not fully understood. METHODS: Rabbit muscle GAPDH was S-glutathionylated in the presence of H2O2 and reduced glutathione (GSH). The modified protein was assayed by MALDI-MS analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic light scattering, and ultracentrifugation...
September 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935459/clinical-and-pathologic-features-of-clinically-occult-synchronous-bilateral-breast-cancers
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Lumarie Santiago, Gary Whitman, Cuiyan Wang, Basak E Dogan
PURPOSE: To investigate clinicopathologic breast cancer characteristics associated with the identification of synchronous bilateral breast cancer (SBBC) on dynamic contrast-enhanced breast magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 311 consecutive patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer who underwent diagnostic mammography, ultrasonography, and dynamic contrast-enhanced breast magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) at our institution...
August 24, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933862/creim-coffee-ring-effect-imaging-model-for-monitoring-protein-self-assembly-in-situ
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Michael Shaw, Angelo Bella, Maxim G Ryadnov
Protein self-assembly is fundamental to nanotechnology. Self-assembling structures are produced under static in vitro conditions typically forming over hours. In contrast, hydrodynamic intracellular environments employ far shorter time scales to compartmentalize highly concentrated protein solutions. Herein, we exploit the radial capillary flow within a drying sessile droplet (the coffee ring effect) to emulate dynamic native environments and monitor an archetypal protein assembly in situ using high-speed super-resolution imaging...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933854/epigenetic-dna-modification-n6-methyladenine-causes-site-specific-rna-polymerase-ii-transcriptional-pausing
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Wei Wang, Liang Xu, Lulu Hu, Jenny Chong, Chuan He, Dong Wang
N6-methyladenine (N6-mA or 6mA) is an epigenetic DNA modification in eukaryotic genomes. In contrast to the well-established roles of 5-methylcytosine for epigenetic regulation of gene expression, the functional roles of N6-mA remain elusive. In particular, the impact of N6-mA modification at DNA template on RNA polymerase II (pol II) transcription elongation is not known. In this work, using the Saccharomyces cerevisiae pol II transcriptional elongation system as a model, we investigated the molecular mechanism of pol II recognition and processing of N6-mA sites via both biochemical and structural approaches...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933795/microfluidic-production-of-nanoscale-perfluorocarbon-droplets-as-liquid-contrast-agents-for-ultrasound-imaging
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Xiaonan Xu, Ruyuan Song, Minghao He, Chuan Peng, Miao Yu, Youmin Hou, Huihe Qiu, Ruhai Zou, Shuhuai Yao
Liquid perfluorocarbon (PFC) nanodroplets may have a better chance to extravasate through inter-endothelial gaps (400-800 nm) into tumor interstitium for extravascular imaging, which holds promise as an innovative strategy for imaging-guided drug delivery, early diagnosis of cancer and minimally invasive treatment of cancer. Currently available emulsion technologies still face challenges in reducing droplet sizes from the microscale to the nanoscale. To control size and ensure monodispersity of PFC nanodroplets, we developed a flame-shaped glass capillary and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) hybrid device that creates a concentric flow of the dispersed phase enclosed by the focusing continuous phase at the cross-junction...
September 21, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933651/characterization-of-h3-3k36m-as-a-tool-to-study-h3k36-methylation-in-cancer-cells
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Saumya M Sankaran, Or Gozani
Recurrent mutations at key lysine residues in the histone variant H3.3 are thought to play an etiologic role in the development of distinct subsets of pediatric gliomas and bone and cartilage cancers. H3.3K36M is one such mutation that was originally identified in chondroblastomas, and its expression in these tumors contributes to oncogenic reprogramming by triggering global depletion of dimethylation and trimethylation at H3K36 with a concomitant increase in the levels of H3K27 trimethylation. H3.3K36M expression can also cause epigenomic changes in cell types beyond chondrocytic cells...
September 21, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932826/interobserver-variation-of-the-bolus-and-burst-method-for-pancreatic-perfusion-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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Marcus Stangeland, Trond Engjom, Martin Mezl, Radovan Jirik, Odd Helge Gilja, Georg Dimcevski, Kim Nylund
PURPOSE: Dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) can be used for calculating organ perfusion. By combining bolus injection with burst replenishment, the actual mean transit time (MTT) can be estimated. Blood volume (BV) can be obtained by scaling the data to a vessel on the imaging plane. The study aim was to test interobserver agreement for repeated recordings using the same ultrasound scanner and agreement between results on two different scanner systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients under evaluation for exocrine pancreatic failure were included...
June 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932684/value-of-combining-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-optoacoustic-tomography-for-hypoxia-imaging
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Anant Shah, Nigel Bush, Gary Box, Suzanne Eccles, Jeffrey Bamber
Optoacoustic imaging (OAI) can detect haemoglobin and assess its oxygenation. However, the lack of a haemoglobin signal need not indicate a lack of perfusion. This study uses a novel method to assist the co-registration of optoacoustic images with dynamic contrast enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) images to demonstrate, in preclinical tumour models, the value of combining haemoglobin imaging with a perfusion imaging method, showing that a lack of a haemoglobin signal does not necessarily indicate an absence of perfusion...
December 2017: Photoacoustics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932538/the-value-of-delayed-phase-enhanced-imaging-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Akash M Patel, Ian Berger, E Paul Wileyto, Urooj Khalid, Drew A Torigian, Arun C Nachiappan, Eduardo M Barbosa, Warren B Gefter, Maya Galperin-Aizenberg, Narainder K Gupta, Charles B Simone, Andrew R Haas, Evan W Alley, Sunil Singhal, Keith A Cengel, Sharyn I Katz
BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional imaging of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) can underestimate the presence of local tumor invasion. Since accurate staging is vital optimal choice of therapy, techniques that optimize pleural imaging are needed. Here we estimate the optimal timing of MPM enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: All MPM patients with intravenous (IV) contrast enhanced staging MRI between 2000-2016 at our institution were retrospectively selected for image analysis...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932236/quantitative-evaluation-of-temporal-regularizers-in-compressed-sensing-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-of-the-breast
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Dong Wang, Lori R Arlinghaus, Thomas E Yankeelov, Xiaoping Yang, David S Smith
PURPOSE: Dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) is used in cancer imaging to probe tumor vascular properties. Compressed sensing (CS) theory makes it possible to recover MR images from randomly undersampled k-space data using nonlinear recovery schemes. The purpose of this paper is to quantitatively evaluate common temporal sparsity-promoting regularizers for CS DCE-MRI of the breast. METHODS: We considered five ubiquitous temporal regularizers on 4...
2017: International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931812/evidence-for-percolation-diffusion-of-cations-and-reordering-in-disordered-pyrochlore-from-accelerated-molecular-dynamics
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Romain Perriot, Blas P Uberuaga, Richard J Zamora, Danny Perez, Arthur F Voter
Diffusion in complex oxides is critical to ionic transport, radiation damage evolution, sintering, and aging. In complex oxides such as pyrochlores, anionic diffusion is dramatically affected by cation disorder. However, little is known about how disorder influences cation transport. Here, we report results from classical and accelerated molecular dynamics simulations of vacancy-mediated cation diffusion in Gd2Ti2O7 pyrochlore, on the microsecond timescale. We find that diffusion is slow at low levels of disorder, while higher disorder allows for fast diffusion, which is then accompanied by antisite annihilation and reordering, and thus a slowing of cation transport...
September 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931679/pathogenic-correlates-of-the-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-siv-associated-b-cell-dysfunction
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Egidio Brocca-Cofano, David Kuhrt, Basile Siewe, Cuiling Xu, George S Haret-Richter, Jodi Craigo, Celia Labranche, David C Montefiori, Alan Landay, Cristian Apetrei, Ivona Pandrea
We compared and contrasted pathogenic (pigtailed macaques-PTMs) and nonpathogenic (African green monkeys-AGMs) SIVsab infections to assess the significance of the B-cell dysfunction observed in SIV/HIV infection. We report that the loss of B cells is specifically associated with the pathogenic SIV infection, while in the nonpathogenic natural hosts B cells rapidly increase in both LNs and intestine. SIV-associated B-cell dysfunction associated to the pathogenic SIV infection is characterized by loss of naïve B cells; loss of resting memory B cells due to their redistribution to the gut; increases of the activated B cells and circulating tissue-like memory B cells and expansion of the B regulatory cells...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
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