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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927240/temporal-dynamics-of-hippocampal-and-medial-prefrontal-cortex-interactions-during-the-delay-period-of-a-working-memory-guided-foraging-task
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Maxym Myroshnychenko, Jeremy K Seamans, Anthony G Phillips, Christopher C Lapish
Connections between the hippocampus (HC) and medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) are critical for working memory; however, the precise contribution of this pathway is a matter of debate. One suggestion is that it may stabilize retrospective memories of recently encountered task-relevant information. Alternatively, it may be involved in encoding prospective memories, or the internal representation of future goals. To explore these possibilities, simultaneous extracellular recordings were made from mPFC and HC of rats performing the delayed spatial win-shift on a radial maze...
September 12, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927179/quality-of-data-in-observational-studies-separating-the-wheat-from-the-chaff
#2
Francois Schiele
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927145/bcl2-ki-67-index-predict-survival-in-germinal-center-b-cell-like-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Yun-Long Tang, Yan Zhou, Ling-Ling Cheng, Yong-Zhong Su, Chun-Bin Wang
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. BCL2 apoptosis regulator (BCL2) and marker of proliferation Ki-67 (Ki-67) are established prognostic markers, which have traditionally been assessed separately in DLBCL. However, no studies have evaluated the prognostic value of the combination of BCL2 and Ki-67 index. Thus, the present study aimed to analyze the prognostic value of combination of these two markers. Immunohistochemical analysis was used to assess the expression of BCL2 and Ki-67 in 274 cases of DLBCL...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927104/antisense-rna-transcripts-in-the-blood-may-be-novel-diagnostic-markers-for-colorectal-cancer
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Tomohiro Kurokawa, Keisuke Kohno, Kentaro Nagai, Mitsuru Chiba, Sugiru Pak, Soichiro Murata, Kiyoshi Fukunaga, Hiroshi Yasue, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
Numerous genetic studies have been conducted regarding the occurrence of colorectal cancer (CRC) and the prognosis using microarrays. However, adequate investigations into the diagnostic application of microarrays have yet to be performed. The simplicity and accuracy of diagnosis and prognosis tracking are important requirements for its processes, and the use of blood cells for diagnosis is considered to be suitable to meet these requirements. The patients involved in the study were 28 preoperative patients with CRC and 6 healthy individuals who served as controls...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927029/differences-in-zbtb7a-expression-cause-heterogeneous-changes-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cne3-sublines
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Fei Liu, Jiao Lan, Wei Jiao, Xianglan Mo, Yongta Huang, Huilan Ye, Ruiping Xiao, Yongli Wang, Mingzheng Mo, Liwei Shi
The present study aimed to determine the association between changes in Zbtb7a expression levels and heterogeneity of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) CNE3 sublines. CNE3 sublines were established by screening of serial dilution and continuous passage. Proliferative ability and tumorigenicity of the sublines were analyzed separately by soft-agar colony formation and mouse studies. The NPC tissues from mice were analyzed by histological evaluation and immunohistochemistry. The expression levels of Zbtb7a mRNA and protein were analyzed separately by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927018/the-effect-of-harvesting-on-the-composition-of-essential-oils-from-five-varieties-of-ocimum-basilicum-l-cultivated-in-the-island-of-kefalonia-greece
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Gerasimia Tsasi, Theofilos Mailis, Artemis Daskalaki, Eleni Sakadani, Panagis Razis, Yiannis Samaras, Helen Skaltsa
Five varieties of Ocimum basilicum L. namely lettuce, cinnamon, minimum, latifolia, and violetto were separately cultivated in field and greenhouse in the island Kefalonia (Greece). The effect of successive harvesting to the essential oil content was evaluated. In total 23 samples of essential oils (EOs) were analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. Ninety-six constituents, which accounted for almost 99% of the oils, were identified. Cluster analysis was performed for all of the varieties in greenhouse and field conditions, in order to investigate the possible differentiation on the chemical composition of the essential oils, obtained between harvests during growing period...
September 18, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926862/comparison-of-the-morphology-anatomy-and-chemical-profile-of-mikania-glomerata-and-mikania-laevigata
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Vanessa Cruz de Oliveira Costa, Alexandre Augusto Borghi, Juliana Lischka Sampaio Mayer, Alexandra Christine Helena Frankland Sawaya
Mikania glomerata and Mikania laevigata are medicinal plants popularly used in Brazil for colds and asthma. Although several studies report differences in their composition, they are frequently used indistinctly, which may be due to misidentification of the species or the plant part used. Herein, the chemical, anatomical, and morphological profiles of both species were evaluated, seeking to differentiate them. Due to the pattern of secondary metabolites found in M. glomerata and M. laevigata, the chemical profile of the leaves was the characteristic that best differentiated the two species...
September 19, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926849/-a-nationwide-survey-of-undergraduate-training-in-orthopaedics-and-trauma-surgery
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Miriam Ruesseler, Susanne Froehlich, Sigrid Ruesseler, Julian Zabel, Jasmina Sterz, Udo Obertacke
Background Musculoskeletal conditions are the most frequent cause of long-term pain and disability. Scientifically funded, structured training would be highly desirable for all medical students and of great economic relevance for the health care system. The present article portrays the status quo of undergraduate training in orthopaedics and trauma surgery, with a comparison to the status quo of 2008. Material and Methods A 51-item questionnaire was sent to all heads of the departments of orthopaedics or trauma surgery at the 37 medical faculties in Germany...
September 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926813/risk-assessment-to-groundwater-of-pit-latrine-rural-sanitation-policy-in-developing-country-settings
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Jan O Back, Michael O Rivett, Laura B Hinz, Nyree Mackay, Gift J Wanangwa, Owen L Phiri, Chrispine Emmanuel Songola, Mavuto A S Thomas, Steve Kumwenda, Muthi Nhlema, Alexandra V M Miller, Robert M Kalin
Parallel global rise in pit-latrine sanitation and groundwater-supply provision is of concern due to the frequent spatial proximity of these activities. Study of such an area in Malawi has allowed understanding of risks posed to groundwater from the recent implementation of a typical developing-country pit-latrine sanitation policy to be gained. This has assisted the development of a risk-assessment framework approach pragmatic to regulatory-practitioner management of this issue. The framework involves water-supply and pit-latrine mapping, monitoring of key groundwater contamination indicators and surveys of possible environmental site-condition factors and culminates in an integrated statistical evaluation of these datasets to identify the significant factors controlling risks posed...
September 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926795/dissociable-intrinsic-functional-networks-support-noun-object-and-verb-action-processing
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Huichao Yang, Qixiang Lin, Zaizhu Han, Hongyu Li, Luping Song, Lingjuan Chen, Yong He, Yanchao Bi
The processing mechanism of verbs-actions and nouns-objects is a central topic of language research, with robust evidence for behavioral dissociation. The neural basis for these two major word and/or conceptual classes, however, remains controversial. Two experiments were conducted to study this question from the network perspective. Experiment 1 found that nodes of the same class, obtained through task-evoked brain imaging meta-analyses, were more strongly connected with each other than nodes of different classes during resting-state, forming segregated network modules...
September 16, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926789/profiling-quinones-in-ambient-air-samples-collected-from-the-athabasca-region-canada
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Andrzej Wnorowski, Jean-Pierre Charland
This paper presents new findings on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon oxidation products-quinones that were collected in ambient air samples in the proximity of oil sands exploration. Quinones were characterized for their diurnal concentration variability, phase partitioning, and molecular size distribution. Gas-phase (GP) and particle-phase (PM) ambient air samples were collected separately in the summer; a lower quinone content was observed in the PM samples from continuous 24-h sampling than from combined 12-h sampling (day and night)...
September 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926735/ketamine-metabolites-with-antidepressant-effects-fast-economical-and-eco-friendly-enantioselective-separation-based-on-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-sfc-and-single-quadrupole-ms-detection
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Georg M Fassauer, Robert Hofstetter, Mahmoud Hasan, Stefan Oswald, Christina Modeß, Werner Siegmund, Andreas Link
Increasing evidence accumulates that metabolites of the dissociative anesthetic ketamine contribute considerably to the biological effects of this drug and could be developed as next generation antidepressants, especially for acute treatment of patients with therapy-refractory major depression. Analytical methods for the simultaneous determination of the plethora of hydroxylated, dehydrogenated and/or demethylated compounds formed after administration of ketamine hydrochloride are a prerequisite for future clinical investigations and a deeper understanding of the individual role of the isomers of these metabolites...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926724/in-situ-grafting-to-improve-polarity-of-polyacrylonitrile-hollow-fiber-supported-polydimethylsiloxane-membranes-for-co2-separation
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Leiqing Hu, Jun Cheng, Yannan Li, Jianzhong Liu, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen
Surface grafting modification was proposed to improve the surface polarity of polyacrylonitrile hollow fiber-supported polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membrane. The initiator 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane containing one amine group was integrated into PDMS, and polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) with strong polarity was connected to the surface by reacting with amine groups. Surface grafting modification was proven on X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The sharp decrease (from ∼98° to ∼28°) in water contact angle of the PDMS membrane indicated the significant improvement in surface polarity after the modification...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926714/janus-and-strawberry-like-particles-from-azo-molecular-glass-and-polydimethylsiloxane-oligomer
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Chungen Hsu, Yi Du, Xiaogong Wang
This study investigated Janus and strawberry-like particles composed of azo molecular glass and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) oligomer, focusing on controllable fabrication and formation mechanism of these unique structures and morphologies. Two materials, the azo molecular glass (IA-Chol) and PDMS oligomer (H2pdca-PDMS), were prepared for this purpose. The Janus and strawberry-like particles were obtained from the droplets of a dichloromethane (DCM) solution containing both IA-Chol and H2pdca-PDMS, dispersed in water and stabilized by poly(vinyl alcohol)...
September 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926713/phase-separation-kinetics-of-dynamically-self-assembling-nanoparticles-with-toggled-interactions
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Zachary M Sherman, Helen Rosenthal, James W Swan
Ordered materials passively self-assembled from dispersions of nanoparticles with steady interactions are subject to thermodynamic constraints on their phase separation kinetics forcing a tradeoff between throughput and quality. Dynamically self-assembling dispersions whose interactions vary in a controlled way with time do not have these constraints and can rapidly form ordered structures while avoiding kinetic arrest. These out-of-equilibrium processes cannot be understood in terms of equilibrium thermodynamics or kinetic models derived from equilibrium thermodynamics, so new theories must be developed before dynamic self-assembly can be used to reliably fabricate nanomaterials...
September 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926706/structural-and-kinetic-characterization-of-the-intrinsically-disordered-protein-sev-ntail-through-enhanced-sampling-simulations
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Mattia Bernetti, Matteo Masetti, Fabio Pietrucci, Martin Blackledge, Malene Ringkjøbing Jensen, Maurizio Recanatini, Luca Mollica, Andrea Cavalli
Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are emerging as an important class of the proteome. Being able to interact with different molecular targets, they participate in many physiological and pathological activities. However, due to their intrinsically heterogeneous nature, determining the equilibrium properties of IDPs is still a challenge for biophysics. Herein, we applied state-of-the-art enhanced sampling methods to Sev NTAIL, a test case of IDPs, and constructed a bin-based kinetic model to unveil the underlying kinetics...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926701/forensic-sampling-and-analysis-from-a-single-substrate-for-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-followed-by-paper-spray-mass-spectrometry
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Patrick W Fedick, Brandon J Bills, Nicholas E Manicke, R Graham Cooks
Sample preparation is the most common bottle-neck in the analysis and processing of forensic evidence. Time-consuming steps in many forensic tests involve complex separations such as liquid and gas chromatography or various types of extraction techniques, typically coupled with mass spectrometry (e.g. LC-MS). Ambient ionization ameliorates these slow steps by reducing or even eliminating sample preparation. While some ambient ionization techniques have been adopted by the forensic community, there is significant resistance to discarding chromatography as most forensic analyses require both an identification and a confirmation technique...
September 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926688/covalent-triazine-frameworks-via-a-low-temperature-polycondensation-approach
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Kewei Wang, Liming Yang, Xi Wang, Liping Guo, Guang Cheng, Chun Zhang, Shangbin Jin, Bien Tan, Andrew Cooper
Covalent triazine frameworks (CTFs) are normally synthesized by ionothermal methods. The harsh synthetic conditions and associated limited structural diversity do not benefit for further development and practical large-scale synthesis of CTFs. Herein we report a new strategy to construct CTFs (CTF-HUSTs) via a polycondensation approach, which allows the synthesis of CTFs under mild conditions from a wide array of building blocks. Interestingly, these CTFs display a layered structure. The CTFs synthesized were also readily scaled up to gram quantities...
September 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926564/probabilistic-models-for-neural-populations-that-naturally-capture-global-coupling-and-criticality
#19
Jan Humplik, Gašper Tkačik
Advances in multi-unit recordings pave the way for statistical modeling of activity patterns in large neural populations. Recent studies have shown that the summed activity of all neurons strongly shapes the population response. A separate recent finding has been that neural populations also exhibit criticality, an anomalously large dynamic range for the probabilities of different population activity patterns. Motivated by these two observations, we introduce a class of probabilistic models which takes into account the prior knowledge that the neural population could be globally coupled and close to critical...
September 19, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926502/limbal-cysts-a-subset-exhibiting-cornea-specific-cytokeratins
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Norman C Charles, Frederick A Jakobiec, Fouad R Zakka, Ilyse D Haberman, Kishore Reddy Katikireddy, Ula V Jurkunas
Two cases of limbal cysts lined by nonkeratinizing epithelium were studied with a panel of cytokeratins. One was a long-standing lesion in a 30-year-old man, whereas the other was excised from a 40-year-old man following pterygium surgery. Each cyst was immunostained with a panel of cytokeratins that were specific exclusively and separately for corneal and conjunctival epithelia. The epithelial lining of each cyst was CK12 positive for corneal epithelium and CK13 negative for conjunctival epithelium. It is hypothesized that a subset of corneoscleral cysts contain corneal epithelium, probably derived from a type of limbal stem cell differentiation...
September 13, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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