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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636958/protective-and-pathological-immunity-during-central-nervous-system-infections
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Robyn S Klein, Christopher A Hunter
The concept of immune privilege of the central nervous system (CNS) has dominated the study of inflammatory processes in the brain. However, clinically relevant models have highlighted that innate pathways limit pathogen invasion of the CNS and adaptive immunity mediates control of many neural infections. As protective responses can result in bystander damage, there are regulatory mechanisms that balance protective and pathological inflammation, but these mechanisms might also allow microbial persistence. The focus of this review is to consider the host-pathogen interactions that influence neurotropic infections and to highlight advances in our understanding of innate and adaptive mechanisms of resistance as key determinants of the outcome of CNS infection...
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636654/characterization-of-human-fcrl4-positive-b-cells
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Michel Jourdan, Nicolas Robert, Maïlys Cren, Coraline Thibaut, Christophe Duperray, Alboukadel Kassambara, Michel Cogné, Karin Tarte, Bernard Klein, Jérôme Moreaux
FCRL4 is an immunoregulatory receptor that belongs to the Fc receptor-like (FCRL) family. In healthy individuals, FCRL4 is specifically expressed by memory B cells (MBCs) localized in sub-epithelial regions of lymphoid tissues. Expansion of FCRL4+ B cells has been observed in blood and other tissues in various infectious and autoimmune disorders. Currently, the mechanisms involved in pathological FCRL4+ B cell generation are actively studied, but they remain elusive. As in vivo FCRL4+ cells are difficult to access and to isolate, here we developed a culture system to generate in vitro FCRL4+ B cells from purified MBCs upon stimulation with soluble CD40 ligand and/or CpG DNA to mimic T-cell dependent and/or T-cell independent activation, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628235/expanded-phenotypes-and-outcomes-among-256-lgi1-caspr2-igg-positive-patients
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Avi Gadoth, Sean J Pittock, Divyanshu Dubey, Andrew McKeon, Jeff W Britton, John E Schmeling, Aurelia Smith, Amy L Kotsenas, Robert E Watson, Daniel H Lachance, Eoin P Flanagan, Vanda A Lennon, Christopher J Klein
OBJECTIVE: To describe an expanded phenotypic spectrum and longitudinal outcome in 256 LGI1-IgG or CASPR2-IgG seropositive patients. METHODS: Patients were identified through service neural autoantibody evaluation. Ninety-five had longitudinal follow-up (7-456 months; median 35). RESULTS: Among 3,910 patients tested, 196 were LGI1-IgG-positive; 51 were CASPR2-IgG-positive and 9 were dual-positive. CSF-testing was less sensitive than serum-testing, detecting only 24/38 LGI1-IgG-positive (63%) and 5/6 CASPR2-IgG-positive (83%)...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625372/multicenter-automatic-defibrillator-implantation-trial-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-madit-s-icd-design-and-clinical-protocol
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Valentina Kutyifa, Christopher Beck, Mary W Brown, David Cannom, James Daubert, Mark Estes, Henry Greenberg, Ilan Goldenberg, Stephen Hammes, David Huang, Helmut Klein, Reinoud Knops, Mikhail Kosiborod, Jeanne Poole, Claudio Schuger, Jagmeet P Singh, Scott Solomon, David Wilber, Wojciech Zareba, Arthur J Moss
Patients with diabetes mellitus, prior myocardial infarction, older age, and a relatively preserved left ventricular ejection fraction remain at risk for sudden cardiac death that is potentially amenable by the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator with a good risk-benefit profile. The launched MADIT S-ICD study is designed to test the hypothesis that post-myocardial infarction diabetes patients with relatively preserved ejection fraction of 36%-50% will have a survival benefit from a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619530/neural-networks-underlying-language-and-social-cognition-during-self-other-processing-in-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Rajesh K Kana, Emma B Sartin, Carl Stevens, Hrishikesh D Deshpande, Christopher Klein, Mark R Klinger, Laura Grofer Klinger
The social communication impairments defining autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may be built upon core deficits in perspective-taking, language processing, and self-other representation. Self-referential processing entails the ability to incorporate self-awareness, self-judgment, and self-memory in information processing. Very few studies have examined the neural bases of integrating self-other representation and semantic processing in individuals with ASD. The main objective of this functional MRI study is to examine the role of language and social brain networks in self-other processing in young adults with ASD...
June 12, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607079/age-of-jupiter-inferred-from-the-distinct-genetics-and-formation-times-of-meteorites
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Thomas S Kruijer, Christoph Burkhardt, Gerrit Budde, Thorsten Kleine
The age of Jupiter, the largest planet in our Solar System, is still unknown. Gas-giant planet formation likely involved the growth of large solid cores, followed by the accumulation of gas onto these cores. Thus, the gas-giant cores must have formed before dissipation of the solar nebula, which likely occurred within less than 10 My after Solar System formation. Although such rapid accretion of the gas-giant cores has successfully been modeled, until now it has not been possible to date their formation. Here, using molybdenum and tungsten isotope measurements on iron meteorites, we demonstrate that meteorites derive from two genetically distinct nebular reservoirs that coexisted and remained spatially separated between ∼1 My and ∼3-4 My after Solar System formation...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600387/genetic-testing-in-the-evaluation-of-unexplained-cardiac-arrest-from-the-casper-cardiac-arrest-survivors-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-registry
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Greg Mellor, Zachary W M Laksman, Rafik Tadros, Jason D Roberts, Brenda Gerull, Christopher S Simpson, George J Klein, Jean Champagne, Mario Talajic, Martin Gardner, Christian Steinberg, Laura Arbour, David H Birnie, Paul Angaran, Richard Leather, Shubhayan Sanatani, Vijay S Chauhan, Colette Seifer, Jeffrey S Healey, Andrew D Krahn
BACKGROUND: Unexplained cardiac arrest may be because of an inherited arrhythmia syndrome. The role of genetic testing in cardiac arrest survivors without a definite clinical phenotype is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CASPER (Cardiac Arrest Survivors with Preserved Ejection Fraction Registry) is a large registry of cardiac arrest survivors where initial assessment reveals normal coronary arteries, left ventricular function, and resting ECG. Of 375 cardiac arrest survivors in CASPER from 2006 to 2015, 174 underwent genetic testing...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588410/the-effect-of-surface-tension-on-steadily-translating-bubbles-in-an-unbounded-hele-shaw-cell
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Christopher C Green, Christopher J Lustri, Scott W McCue
New numerical solutions to the so-called selection problem for one and two steadily translating bubbles in an unbounded Hele-Shaw cell are presented. Our approach relies on conformal mapping which, for the two-bubble problem, involves the Schottky-Klein prime function associated with an annulus. We show that a countably infinite number of solutions exist for each fixed value of dimensionless surface tension, with the bubble shapes becoming more exotic as the solution branch number increases. Our numerical results suggest that a single solution is selected in the limit that surface tension vanishes, with the scaling between the bubble velocity and surface tension being different to the well-studied problems for a bubble or a finger propagating in a channel geometry...
May 2017: Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566424/neurokinin-1-receptor-signaling-in-endosomes-mediates-sustained-nociception-and-is-a-viable-therapeutic-target-for-prolonged-pain-relief
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Dane D Jensen, TinaMarie Lieu, Michelle L Halls, Nicholas A Veldhuis, Wendy L Imlach, Quynh N Mai, Daniel P Poole, Tim Quach, Luigi Aurelio, Joshua Conner, Carmen Klein Herenbrink, Nicholas Barlow, Jamie S Simpson, Martin J Scanlon, Bimbil Graham, Adam McCluskey, Phillip J Robinson, Virginie Escriou, Romina Nassini, Serena Materazzi, Pierangelo Geppetti, Gareth A Hicks, Macdonald J Christie, Christopher J H Porter, Meritxell Canals, Nigel W Bunnett
Typically considered to be cell surface sensors of extracellular signals, heterotrimeric GTP-binding protein (G protein)-coupled receptors (GPCRs) control many pathophysiological processes and are the target of 30% of therapeutic drugs. Activated receptors redistribute to endosomes, but researchers have yet to explore whether endosomal receptors generate signals that control complex processes in vivo and are viable therapeutic targets. We report that the substance P (SP) neurokinin 1 receptor (NK1R) signals from endosomes to induce sustained excitation of spinal neurons and pain transmission and that specific antagonism of the NK1R in endosomes with membrane-anchored drug conjugates provides more effective and sustained pain relief than conventional plasma membrane-targeted antagonists...
May 31, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558367/-wirksamkeit-und-vertr%C3%A3-glichkeit-eines-hom%C3%A3-opathischen-komplexmittels-sinusitis-hevert-sl-bei-akuter-unkomplizierter-rhinosinusitis-eine-multizentrische-randomisierte-doppelblinde-placebokontrollierte-studie-an-erwachsenen-patienten
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Andreas Michalsen, Jürgen Palm, Holger Samer, Jan-Christoph Wollmann, Sieglinde Tausend, Isabel Klein, Jörg Schnitker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Complementary Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557461/perfluoropolyethers-development-of-an-all-atom-force-field-for-molecular-simulations-and-validation-with-new-experimental-vapor-pressures-and-liquid-densities
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Jana E Black, Gonçalo M C Silva, Christoph Klein, Christopher R Iacovella, Pedro Morgado, Luís F G Martins, Eduardo J M Filipe, Clare McCabe
A force field for perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs) based on the general optimized potentials for liquid simulations all-atom (OPLS-AA) force field has been derived in conjunction with experiments and ab initio quantum mechanical calculations. Vapor pressures and densities of two liquid PFPEs, perfluorodiglyme (CF3-O-(CF2-CF2-O)2-CF3) and perfluorotriglyme (CF3-O-(CF2-CF2-O)3-CF3), have been measured experimentally to validate the force field and increase our understanding of the physical properties of PFPEs. Force field parameters build upon those for related molecules (e...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531306/association-of-long-term-opioid-therapy-with-functional-status-adverse-outcomes-and-mortality-among-patients-with-polyneuropathy
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E Matthew Hoffman, James C Watson, Jennifer St Sauver, Nathan P Staff, Christopher J Klein
Importance: Polyneuropathy is one of the most common painful conditions managed within general and specialty clinics. Neuropathic pain frequently leads to decisions about using long-term opioid therapy. Understanding the association of long-term opioid use with functional status, adverse outcomes, and mortality among patients with polyneuropathy could influence disease-specific decisions about opioid treatment. Objectives: To quantify the prevalence of long-term opioid use among patients with polyneuropathy and to assess the association of long-term opioid use with functional status, adverse outcomes, and mortality...
May 22, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528811/ability-of-a-genomic-classifier-to-predict-metastasis-and-prostate-cancer-specific-mortality-after-radiation-or-surgery-based-on-needle-biopsy-specimens
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Paul L Nguyen, Zaid Haddad, Ashley E Ross, Neil E Martin, Samineh Deheshi, Lucia L C Lam, Jijumon Chelliserry, Jeffrey J Tosoian, Tamara L Lotan, Daniel E Spratt, Radka S Stoyanova, Sanoj Punnen, Kaye Ong, Christine Buerki, Maria Aranes, Tyler Kolisnik, Jennifer Margrave, Kasra Yousefi, Voleak Choeurng, Elai Davicioni, Bruce J Trock, Christopher J Kane, Alan Pollack, John W Davis, Felix Y Feng, Eric A Klein
BACKGROUND: Decipher is a validated genomic classifier developed to determine the biological potential for metastasis after radical prostatectomy (RP). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of biopsy Decipher to predict metastasis and Prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) in primarily intermediate- to high-risk patients treated with RP or radiation therapy (RT). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred and thirty-five patients treated with either RP (n=105) or RT±androgen deprivation therapy (n=130) with available genomic expression profiles generated from diagnostic biopsy specimens from seven tertiary referral centers...
May 18, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527985/long-term-follow-up-and-impact-of-comorbidity-prior-to-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-aml-lessons-learned-from-the-prospective-bridge-trial-clofarabine-salvage-therapy-prior-to-allogeneic-transplantation
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Jan Moritz Middeke, Regina Herbst, Stefani Parmentier, Gesine Bug, Mathias Hänel, Gernot Stuhler, Kerstin Schäfer-Eckart, Wolf Rösler, Stefan Klein, Wolfgang Bethge, Ulrich Bitz, Bozena Büttner, Holger Knoth, Nael Alakel, Markus Schaich, Anke Morgner, Michael Kramer, Katja Sockel, Malte von Bonin, Friedrich Stölzel, Uwe Platzbecker, Christoph Röllig, Christian Thiede, Gerhard Ehninger, Martin Bornhäuser, Johannes Schetelig
In patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) AML, allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) is considered to be the only treatment providing long-term disease control. The BRIDGE trial studied the safety and efficacy of a clofarabine-based salvage therapy prior to HSCT in patients with r/r AML. Here, we report the long-term follow up of this Phase II, multi-center trial and exploratory analyses on the impact of comorbidity on outcome. Eighty-four patients with a median age of 61 years (range 40 - 75) were enrolled...
May 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502704/ketogenic-diet-leads-to-o-glcnac-modification-in-the-btbr-t-tf-j-mouse-model-of-autism
#15
Christopher Newell, Virginia L Johnsen, Nellie C Yee, Warren J Xu, Matthias S Klein, Aneal Khan, Jong M Rho, Jane Shearer
BACKGROUND: Protein O-linked-β-N-acetyl glucosamine (O-GlcNAc) is a post-translational modification to Ser/Thr residues that integrates energy supply with demand. Abnormal O-GlcNAc patterning is evident in several neurological disease states including epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A potential treatment option for these disorders includes the high-fat, low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet (KD). The goal of this study was to determine whether the KD induces changes in O-GlcNAc in the BTBR(T+tf/j) (BTBR) mouse model of ASD...
May 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489285/scai-appropriate-use-criteria-for-peripheral-arterial-interventions-an-update
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Andrew J Klein, Michael R Jaff, Bruce H Gray, Herbert D Aronow, Robert M Bersin, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Robert S Dieter, Douglas Drachman, Dmitriy N Feldman, Osvaldo S Gigliotti, Kamal Gupta, Sahil A Parikh, Duane S Pinto, Mehdi H Shishehbor, Christopher J White
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485426/dual-snom-investigations-of-multimode-interference-in-plasmonic-strip-waveguides
#17
Angela E Klein, Norik Janunts, Sören Schmidt, Shakeeb Bin Hasan, Christoph Etrich, Stefan Fasold, Thomas Kaiser, Carsten Rockstuhl, Thomas Pertsch
The ability of squeezing and guiding light in nanoscale plasmonic waveguides makes them especially interesting for photonic circuits. In spite of reported realizations of plasmonic waveguides, experimental studies on the content of plasmonic modes and mode-selective excitation methods are rare. We apply here a Dual-SNOM technique, incorporating two aperture scanning near-field optical microscopes, for simultaneous near-field excitation and detection of plasmonic modes in gold strip waveguides. Depending on the waveguide width, either a single waveguide mode or a beating pattern of several modes is observed...
May 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484765/assessment-of-electronic-structure-methods-for-the-determination-of-the-ground-spin-states-of-fe-ii-fe-iii-and-fe-iv-complexes
#18
Pragya Verma, Zoltan Varga, Johannes E M N Klein, Christopher J Cramer, Lawrence Que, Donald G Truhlar
Our ability to understand and simulate the reactions catalyzed by iron depends strongly on our ability to predict the relative energetics of spin states. In this work, we studied the electronic structures of Fe(2+) ion, gaseous FeO and 14 iron complexes using Kohn-Sham density functional theory with particular focus on determining the ground spin state of these species as well as the magnitudes of relevant spin-state energy splittings. The 14 iron complexes investigated in this work have hexacoordinate geometries of which seven are Fe(ii), five are Fe(iii) and two are Fe(iv) complexes...
May 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481227/long-lived-keratin-15-esophageal-progenitor-cells-contribute-to-homeostasis-and-regeneration
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Véronique Giroux, Ashley A Lento, Mirazul Islam, Jason R Pitarresi, Akriti Kharbanda, Kathryn E Hamilton, Kelly A Whelan, Apple Long, Ben Rhoades, Qiaosi Tang, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Christopher J Lengner, Adam J Bass, E Paul Wileyto, Andres J Klein-Szanto, Timothy C Wang, Anil K Rustgi
The esophageal lumen is lined by a stratified squamous epithelium comprised of proliferative basal cells that differentiate while migrating toward the luminal surface and eventually desquamate. Rapid epithelial renewal occurs, but the specific cell of origin that supports this high proliferative demand remains unknown. Herein, we have described a long-lived progenitor cell population in the mouse esophageal epithelium that is characterized by expression of keratin 15 (Krt15). Genetic in vivo lineage tracing revealed that the Krt15 promoter marks a long-lived basal cell population able to self-renew, proliferate, and generate differentiated cells, consistent with a progenitor/stem cell population...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470349/cadmium-compartmentalization-in-the-pulmonate-snail-lymnaea-stagnalis-improving-our-understanding-of-exposure
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Evelyn G Reátegui-Zirena, Amanda D French, David M Klein, Christopher J Salice
In ecotoxicology, analytical compartmentalization analysis can be used to better understand metal sequestration and detoxification. Metals are typically found in two main compartments, biologically detoxified metal (BDM) and metal sensitive fractions (MSF). The purpose of this study was to analyze the subcellular distribution of cadmium (Cd) in Lymnaea stagnalis. Adult snails were exposed to three concentrations of Cd for 56 days as part of a global ring test for L. stagnalis. At the end of the 56-day exposure, organisms were separated in two sections (viscera and foot)...
May 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
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