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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817806/specialized-mechanosensory-nociceptors-mediating-rapid-responses-to-hair-pull
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Nima Ghitani, Arnab Barik, Marcin Szczot, James H Thompson, Chia Li, Claire E Le Pichon, Michael J Krashes, Alexander T Chesler
The somatosensory system provides animals with the ability to detect, distinguish, and respond to diverse thermal, mechanical, and irritating stimuli. While there has been progress in defining classes of neurons underlying temperature sensation and gentle touch, less is known about the neurons specific for mechanical pain. Here, we use in vivo functional imaging to identify a class of cutaneous sensory neurons that are selectively activated by high-threshold mechanical stimulation (HTMRs). We show that their optogenetic excitation evokes rapid protective and avoidance behaviors...
August 16, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817395/echo-pain-curriculum-balancing-mandated-continuing-education-with-the-needs-of-rural-health-care-practitioners
#2
Brian M Shelley, Joanna G Katzman, George D Comerci, Daniel J Duhigg, Cynthia Olivas, Summers Kalishman, Rebecca Monette, Melissa Britt, Lainey Flatow-Trujillo, Sanjeev Arora
Chronic pain is a common problem in the United States. Health care professions training at the undergraduate and graduate levels in managing chronic pain is insufficient. The Chronic Pain and Headache Management TeleECHO Clinic (ECHO Pain) is a telehealth approach at Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), which supports clinicians interested in improving their knowledge and confidence in treating patients with chronic pain and safe opioid management. It is a vehicle for educating practicing clinicians (at the "spoke") based on work-place learning with cases selected by participants from their patient panels combined with short lectures by experts (at the "hub")...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817257/cation-anion-arrangement-patterns-in-self-assembled-pd2l4-and-pd4l8-coordination-cages
#3
Guido H Clever, Philip Punt
Compounds featuring one-dimensional regular arrangements of stacked metal complexes and alternating [cation-anion]∞ sequences have raised considerable interest owing to their peculiar electronic and optical properties as well as guest inclusion capabilities. While traditional ways to realize these structural motifs rely on crystalline compounds, exclusively existing in the solid state, recent progress in the area of metal-mediated supramolecular self-assembly allows for the rational synthesis of structurally well-defined short stretches of stacked metal complexes and cation-anion arrangements...
August 17, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817186/a-prognostic-11genes-expression-model-for-ovarian-cancer
#4
Chuan-Di Men, Qiong-Na Liu, Qing Ren
The symptoms of ovarian cancer at early stages are usually absent which makes the diagnosis in its early stages exceedingly difficult. Previous research has proven that ovarian cancer is a genetic disease, which depends on the alteration of multi-cancer related genes and anti-cancer genes, multi-stages and multi-pathways, involving a variety of oncogene activation and anti-oncogene inactivation. For a better understanding of the prognostic classification of ovarian cancer, gene expression profiles were used to analyse the prognostic factors of ovarian cancer, and the prognostic model was used to classify the ovarian cancer samples...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817142/morphologic-patterns-of-the-atrophic-posterior-maxilla-and-clinical-implications-for-bone-regenerative-therapy
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Alberto Monje, Istvan A Urban, Richard J Miron, Jordi Caballe-Serrano, Daniel Buser, Hom-Lay Wang
Regenerative therapies are commonly needed prior to implant placement in the posterior maxilla following tooth extraction. The aim of this study was to investigate the anatomical features of the atrophic posterior maxilla that might affect surgical approach selection and technique and risk of intra- and postoperative complications. Cone beam computed tomography files were screened to identify pristine atrophic maxillary ridges in need of bone augmentation (ridge height < 10 mm). Ridge height and width and lateral wall thickness (LWT) were measured at different levels, and palatonasal recess and lateral wall morphology were calculated...
September 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817075/discrimination-of-transgenic-maize-kernel-using-nir-hyperspectral-imaging-and-multivariate-data-analysis
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Xuping Feng, Yiying Zhao, Chu Zhang, Peng Cheng, Yong He
There are possible environmental risks related to gene flow from genetically engineered organisms. It is important to find accurate, fast, and inexpensive methods to detect and monitor the presence of genetically modified (GM) organisms in crops and derived crop products. In the present study, GM maize kernels containing both cry1Ab/cry2Aj-G10evo proteins and their non-GM parents were examined by using hyperspectral imaging in the near-infrared (NIR) range (874.41-1733.91 nm) combined with chemometric data analysis...
August 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816676/a-novel-consistent-random-forest-framework-bernoulli-random-forests
#7
Yisen Wang, Shu-Tao Xia, Qingtao Tang, Jia Wu, Xingquan Zhu
Random forests (RFs) are recognized as one type of ensemble learning method and are effective for the most classification and regression tasks. Despite their impressive empirical performance, the theory of RFs has yet been fully proved. Several theoretically guaranteed RF variants have been presented, but their poor practical performance has been criticized. In this paper, a novel RF framework is proposed, named Bernoulli RFs (BRFs), with the aim of solving the RF dilemma between theoretical consistency and empirical performance...
August 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816666/efficient-multi-strategy-intra-prediction-for-quality-scalable-high-efficiency-video-coding
#8
Dayong Wang, Ce Zhu, Yu Sun, Frederic Dufaux, Yuanyuan Huang
As an extension of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the Scalable High Efficiency Video Coding (SHVC) introduces multiple layers with inter-layer predictions, which greatly increases the complexity on top of the already complicated HEVC encoder. In Intra prediction for Quality SHVC, Coding Tree Unit (CTU) allows recursive splitting into four depth levels, which considers 35 Intra prediction modes and interlayer reference (ILR) mode to determine the best possible mode at each depth level. This achieves the highest coding efficiency but incurs a substantially high computational complexity...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816583/mammalian-cell-surface-display-for-monoclonal-antibody-based-facs-selection-of-viral-envelope-proteins
#9
Tim-Henrik Bruun, Veronika Grassmann, Benjamin Zimmer, Benedikt Asbach, David Peterhoff, Alexander Kliche, Ralf Wagner
The elicitation of broadly and efficiently neutralizing antibodies in humans by active immunization is still a major obstacle in the development of vaccines against pathogens such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), influenza virus, hepatitis C virus or cytomegalovirus. Here, we describe a mammalian cell surface display and monoclonal antibody (mAb)-mediated panning technology that allows affinity-based selection of envelope (Env) variants from libraries. To this end, we established an experimental setup featuring: 1) single and site specific integration of Env to link genotype and phenotype, 2) inducible Env expression to avoid cytotoxicity effects, 3) translational coupling of Env and enhanced green fluorescent protein expression to normalize for Env protein levels, and 4) display on HEK cells to ensure native folding and mammalian glycosylation...
August 17, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816471/how-much-will-the-sea-level-rise-outcome-selection-and-subjective-probability-in-climate-change-predictions
#10
Marie Juanchich, Miroslav Sirota
We tested whether people focus on extreme outcomes to predict climate change and assessed the gap between the frequency of the predicted outcome and its perceived probability while controlling for climate change beliefs. We also tested 2 cost-effective interventions to reduce the preference for extreme outcomes and the frequency-probability gap by manipulating the probabilistic format: numerical or dual-verbal-numerical. In 4 experiments, participants read a scenario featuring a distribution of sea level rises, selected a sea rise to complete a prediction (e...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816462/-1-h-detected-redor-with-fast-magic-angle-spinning-of-a-deuterated-protein
#11
Manali Ghosh, Chad M Rienstra
Rotational echo double resonance (REDOR) is a highly successful method for heteronuclear distance determination in biological solid-state NMR, and 1H detection methods have emerged in recent years as a powerful approach to improving sensitivity and resolution for small sample quantities by utilizing fast magic-angle spinning (>30 kHz) and deuteration strategies. In theory, involving 1H as one of the spins for measuring REDOR effects can greatly increase the distance measurement range, but few experiments of this type have been reported...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816447/sequential-functionalizations-of-carbohydrates-enabled-by-boronic-esters-as-switchable-protective-activating-groups
#12
Ross S Mancini, Jessica B Lee, Mark S Taylor
Processes for site-selective, sequential functionalizations of carbohydrate derivatives are described. In these processes, a tricoordinate boronic ester initially serves as a protective group for a sugar-derived 1,2- or 1,3-diol motif, permitting functionalization of free OH groups. In a second step, addition of a Lewis base generates a tetracoordinate adduct, which serves as an activating group, enabling functionalization of one of the boron-bound oxygen atoms by a second electrophile. By combining an initial acylation, alkylation, or glycosylation step with an amine-mediated glycosylation of the boronic ester, a variety of selectively protected di- and trisaccharide derivatives can be accessed in an operationally simple fashion without purification of intermediates...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816417/docking-field-based-qsar-and-pharmacophore-studies-on-the-substituted-pyrimidine-derivatives-targeting-hiv-1-reverse-transcriptase
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Ningning Fan, Shuang Zhang, Tao Sheng, Liang Zhao, Zhenming Liu, Junyi Liu, Xiaowei Wang
HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) is one of the most important enzymes required for viral replication, thus acting as an attractive target for anti-retroviral therapy. Pyrimidine analogues reportedly have selective inhibition on HIV-1 RT with favorable antiviral activities in our previous study. To further explore the relationship between inhibitory activity and pharmacophoric characteristics, field-based QSAR models were generated and validated using Schrodinger Suite (correlation coefficient of 0.8078, cross-validated value of 0...
August 17, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816378/correlation-of-the-expressions-of-igf1r-rack1-stat3-and-bcl-xl-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-with-the-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Shan Wang, Min Shen, Xin Wen, Xin-Rui Han, Yong-Jian Wang, Shao-Hua Fan, Juan Zhuang, Zi-Feng Zhang, Qun Shan, Meng-Qiu Li, Bin Hu, Chun-Hui Sun, Xia Ge, Qiu-Mei Lei, Dong-Mei Wu, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of expression of IGF1R-RACK1-STAT3 and Bcl-xl in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) with the clinicopathological features and the prognosis of NPC. Our study selected 215 NPC tissues and 178 chronic nasopharyngitis tissues (control group). Positive expression rates of IGF1R, RACK1, STAT3 and Bcl-xl were tested by immunohistochemical method, and expression of IGF1R, RACK1, STAT3, Bcl-xl, Bcl-2 and Bax by western blotting. Correlation of IGF1R, RACK1, STAT3 and Bcl-xl with the clinicopathological features of NPC was analyzed...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816191/histologic-variants-of-calcifying-odontogenic-cyst-a-study-of-52-cases
#15
Soussan Irani, Forough Foroughi
AIM: This study aimed at evaluating histological features of 52 cases of calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC), which is an uncommon benign odontogenic lesion. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified COC as a neoplasm and used the term calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT) for benign cystic type and the dentinogenic ghost cell tumor (DGCT) for the benign solid-type lesions. There is no agreement regarding COC classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 52 cases of COC were selected and reviewed from the archive of the Pathology Department of Taleghani Educational Hospital, Tehran, Iran...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815994/imrt-qa-using-machine-learning-a-multi-institutional-validation
#16
Gilmer Valdes, Maria F Chan, Seng Boh Lim, Ryan Scheuermann, Joseph O Deasy, Timothy D Solberg
PURPOSE: To validate a machine learning approach to Virtual intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) quality assurance (QA) for accurately predicting gamma passing rates using different measurement approaches at different institutions. METHODS: A Virtual IMRT QA framework was previously developed using a machine learning algorithm based on 498 IMRT plans, in which QA measurements were performed using diode-array detectors and a 3%local/3 mm with 10% threshold at Institution 1...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815635/associations-between-genomic-variants-in-alcohol-dehydrogenase-adh-genes-and-alcohol-symptomatology-in-american-indians-and-european-americans-distinctions-and-convergence
#17
Q Peng, Ian R Gizer, K C Wilhelmsen, C L Ehlers
BACKGROUND: Higher rates of alcohol use disorders (AUD) have been observed in some Native American (NA) populations than other ethnic groups such as Euro-Americans (EA) in the U.S. Previous studies have shown that variation in the alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) genes may affect the risk for development of AUD, and that the prevalence of these variants differs depending on the ancestral origins of a population. METHODS: In the present study, we assessed sequencing variants in the ADH genomic region (ADH1-7) and tested for their associations with AUD phenotypes in two independent populations: an American Indian (AI) community sample and an EA cohort from the San Francisco Family Alcohol Study...
August 16, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815480/evaluation-of-electronic-healthcare-databases-for-post-marketing-drug-safety-surveillance-and-pharmacoepidemiology-in-china
#18
Yu Yang, Xiaofeng Zhou, Shuangqing Gao, Hongbo Lin, Yanming Xie, Yuji Feng, Kui Huang, Siyan Zhan
INTRODUCTION: Electronic healthcare databases (EHDs) are used increasingly for post-marketing drug safety surveillance and pharmacoepidemiology in Europe and North America. However, few studies have examined the potential of these data sources in China. METHODS: Three major types of EHDs in China (i.e., a regional community-based database, a national claims database, and an electronic medical records [EMR] database) were selected for evaluation. Forty core variables were derived based on the US Mini-Sentinel (MS) Common Data Model (CDM) as well as the data features in China that would be desirable to support drug safety surveillance...
August 16, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815274/a-new-metabolomics-based-strategy-for-identification-of-endogenous-markers-of-urine-adulteration-attempts-exemplified-for-potassium-nitrite
#19
Andrea E Steuer, Kim Arnold, Tom D Schneider, Michael Poetzsch, Thomas Kraemer
Urine adulteration to circumvent positive drug testing represents a problem for toxicological laboratories. While creatinine is a suitable marker for dilution, detection of chemicals is often performed by dipstick tests associated with high rates of false positives. Several methods would be necessary to check for all possible adulterants. Untargeted mass spectrometry (MS) methods used in metabolomics should theoretically allow detecting concentration changes of any endogenous urinary metabolite or presence of new biomarkers produced by chemical adulteration...
August 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815129/sdt-a-tree-method-for-detecting-patient-subgroups-with-personalized-risk-factors
#20
Xiangrui Li, Dongxiao Zhu, Ming Dong, Milad Zafar Nezhad, Alexander Janke, Phillip D Levy
Eradicating health disparity is a new focus for precision medicine research. Identifying patient subgroups is an effective approach to customized treatments for maximizing efficiency in precision medicine. Some features may be important risk factors for specific patient subgroups but not necessarily for others, resulting in a potential divergence in treatments designed for a given population. In this paper, we propose a tree-based method, called Subgroup Detection Tree (SDT), to detect patient subgroups with personalized risk factors...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
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