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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399991/in-package-inhibition-of-e-%C3%A2-coli-o157-h7-on-bulk-romaine-lettuce-using-cold-plasma
#1
Sea C Min, Si Hyeon Roh, Brendan A Niemira, Glenn Boyd, Joseph E Sites, Joseph Uknalis, Xuetong Fan
Dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma (DACP) treatment was evaluated for the inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7, surface morphology, color, carbon dioxide generation, and weight loss of bulk Romaine lettuce in a commercial plastic clamshell container. The lettuce samples were packed in a model bulk packaging configuration (three rows with either 1, 3, 5, or 7 layers) in the container and treated by DACP (42.6 kV, 10 min). DACP treatment reduced the number of E. coli O157:H7 in the leaf samples in the 1-, 3-, and 5-layer configurations by 0...
August 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378791/computationally-discovered-potentiating-role-of-glycans-on-nmda-receptors
#2
Anton V Sinitskiy, Nathaniel H Stanley, David H Hackos, Jesse E Hanson, Benjamin D Sellers, Vijay S Pande
N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are glycoproteins in the brain central to learning and memory. The effects of glycosylation on the structure and dynamics of NMDARs are largely unknown. In this work, we use extensive molecular dynamics simulations of GluN1 and GluN2B ligand binding domains (LBDs) of NMDARs to investigate these effects. Our simulations predict that intra-domain interactions involving the glycan attached to residue GluN1-N440 stabilize closed-clamshell conformations of the GluN1 LBD. The glycan on GluN2B-N688 shows a similar, though weaker, effect...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329118/comparison-of-surgical-approach-and-extent-of-resection-for-masaoka-koga-stage-i-and-ii-thymic-tumours-in-europe-north-america-and-asia-an-international-thymic-malignancy-interest-group-retrospective-database-analysis%C3%A2
#3
Wentao Fang, Xiaopan Yao, Alberto Antonicelli, Zhitao Gu, Frank Detterbeck, Eric Vallières, Ralph W Aye, Alexander S Farivar, James Huang, Yue Shang, Brian E Louie
OBJECTIVES: Surgeons at different institutions worldwide choose different types of operations for thymic tumours. It is not known whether these differences affect the outcomes of the patients. METHODS: A total of 1430 patients with Masaoka-Koga pathological Stage I-II thymic tumours without myasthenia gravis or pre-treatment were identified from the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group retrospective database. Outcomes of patients from 3 major continents (Europe, North America and Asia) were compared...
February 28, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289744/adsorption-of-the-natural-protein-surfactant-rsn-2-onto-liquid-interfaces
#4
Giovanni B Brandani, Steven J Vance, Marieke Schor, Alan Cooper, Malcolm W Kennedy, Brian O Smith, Cait E MacPhee, David L Cheung
To stabilize foams, droplets and films at liquid interfaces a range of protein biosurfactants have evolved in nature. Compared to synthetic surfactants, these combine surface activity with biocompatibility and low solution aggregation. One recently studied example is Rsn-2, a component of the foam nest of the frog Engystomops pustulosus, which has been predicted to undergo a clamshell-like opening transition at the air-water interface. Using atomistic molecular dynamics simulations and surface tension measurements we study the adsorption of Rsn-2 onto air-water and cyclohexane-water interfaces...
March 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277064/inhibition-of-nmda-receptor-function-with-an-anti-glun1-s2-antibody-impairs-human-platelet-function-and-thrombosis
#5
Taryn N Green, Justin R Hamilton, Marie-Christine Morel-Kopp, Zhaohua Zheng, Ting-Yu T Chen, James I Hearn, Peng P Sun, Jack U Flanagan, Deborah Young, P Alan Barber, Matthew J During, Christopher M Ward, Maggie L Kalev-Zylinska
GluN1 is a mandatory component of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) best known for their roles in the brain, but with increasing evidence for relevance in peripheral tissues, including platelets. Certain anti-GluN1 antibodies reduce brain infarcts in rodent models of ischaemic stroke. There is also evidence that human anti-GluN1 autoantibodies reduce neuronal damage in stroke patients, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. This study investigated whether anti-GluN1-mediated neuroprotection involves inhibition of platelet function...
February 21, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221875/inactivation-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-aerobic-microorganisms-in-romaine-lettuce-packaged-in-a-commercial-polyethylene-terephthalate-container-using-atmospheric-cold-plasma
#6
Sea C Min, Si Hyeon Roh, Glenn Boyd, Joseph E Sites, Joseph Uknalis, Xuetong Fan, Brendan A Niemira
The effects of dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma (DACP) treatment on the inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and aerobic microorganisms in romaine lettuce packaged in a conventional commercial plastic container were evaluated during storage at 4°C for 7 days. Effects investigated included the color, carbon dioxide (CO2) generation, weight loss, and surface morphology of the lettuce during storage. Romaine lettuce pieces, with or without inoculation with a cocktail of three strains of E...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105611/huge-mediastinal-liposarcoma-resected-by-clamshell-thoracotomy-a-case-report
#7
Michihito Toda, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Hiroaki Komatsu, Satoshi Okada, Kantaro Hara, Ryuichi Ito, Toshihiko Shibata, Noritoshi Nishiyama
BACKGROUND: Liposarcoma is the single most common soft tissue sarcoma. Because mediastinal liposarcomas often grow rapidly and frequently recur locally despite adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy, they require complete excision. Therefore, the feasibility of achieving complete surgical excision must be carefully considered. We here report a case of a huge mediastinal liposarcoma resected via clamshell thoracotomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old man presented with dyspnea on effort...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054123/-clamshell-thoracotomy-after-thoracic-knife-wounds
#8
Marcus Rudolph, Niko R E Schneider, Erik Popp
Resuscitation in the event of traumatic cardiac arrest was for a long time considered to be a less than promising technique to employ; however, current data indicate that the prospects of success need not be any poorer than for resuscitation due to cardiac distress. The targeted and rapid remedying of reversible causes can re-establish the circulatory function and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) algorithm for traumatic cardiac arrest is a helpful guide in this respect. This case report illustrates the resolute implementation of this algorithm in the prehospital environment in the case of an attempted suicide by a thoracic knife wound...
January 4, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050603/new-open-conformation-of-smyd3-implicates-conformational-selection-and-allostery
#9
Nicholas Spellmon, Xiaonan Sun, Wen Xue, Joshua Holcomb, Srinivas Chakravarthy, Weifeng Shang, Brian Edwards, Nualpun Sirinupong, Chunying Li, Zhe Yang
SMYD3 plays a key role in cancer cell viability, adhesion, migration and invasion. SMYD3 promotes formation of inducible regulatory T cells and is involved in reducing autoimmunity. However, the nearly "closed" substrate-binding site and poor in vitro H3K4 methyltransferase activity have obscured further understanding of this oncogenically related protein. Here we reveal that SMYD3 can adopt an "open" conformation using molecular dynamics simulation and small-angle X-ray scattering. This ligand-binding-capable open state is related to the crystal structure-like closed state by a striking clamshell-like inter-lobe dynamics...
2017: AIMS Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831563/tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-controls-neuronal-death-by-raising-surface-dynamics-of-extrasynaptic-nmda-receptors
#10
Flavie Lesept, Arnaud Chevilley, Julie Jezequel, Laurent Ladépêche, Richard Macrez, Margaux Aimable, Sophie Lenoir, Thomas Bertrand, Laëtitia Rubrecht, Pascale Galea, Laurent Lebouvier, Karl-Uwe Petersen, Yannick Hommet, Eric Maubert, Carine Ali, Laurent Groc, Denis Vivien
N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are ion channels whose synaptic versus extrasynaptic localization critically influences their functions. This distribution of NMDARs is highly dependent on their lateral diffusion at the cell membrane. Each obligatory subunit of NMDARs (GluN1 and GluN2) contains two extracellular clamshell-like domains with an agonist-binding domain and a distal N-terminal domain (NTD). To date, the roles and dynamics of the NTD of the GluN1 subunit in NMDAR allosteric signaling remain poorly understood...
November 10, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825685/pericardiectomy-after-previous-bypass-grafting-analyzing-risk-and-effectiveness-in-this-rare-clinical-entity
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Erin A Gillaspie, Joseph A Dearani, Richard C Daly, Kevin L Greason, Lyle D Joyce, Jae Oh, Hartzell V Schaff, John M Stulak
BACKGROUND: Historically the most common causes of pericarditis necessitating pericardiectomy are infection, radiation, idiopathic causes, and inflammation. More recently, there has been a rise in iatrogenic pericardial constriction, with most cases occurring after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). To date, there has been no large series evaluating the incidence, presentation, and effectiveness of surgical intervention. We review our 20-year experience managing this special subset of patients...
November 5, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807495/giant-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumour-an-enigma-of-surgical-consideration
#12
Firdaus Hayati, Nurayub Mohd Ali, Levin Kesu Belani, Nornazirah Azizan, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria, Mohd Ramzisham Abdul Rahman
We present a case of 16-year-old male, who was referred from private centre for dyspnoea, fatigue, and orthopnea. The chest radiograph revealed complete opacification of left chest which was confirmed by computed tomography as a large left mediastinal mass measuring 14 × 15 × 18 cm. The diagnostic needle core biopsy revealed mixed germ cell tumour with possible combination of embryonal carcinoma, yolk sac, and teratoma. After 4 cycles of neoadjuvant BEP regime, there was initial response of tumour markers but not tumour bulk...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641097/surgical-removal-of-an-unusual-massive-mediastinal-tumour-preceded-by-interventional-embolisation
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Claudia Villanueva, Mathew Doyle, Jessica Berger, Gary Fermanis, Derek Glenn
Massive mediastinal tumours are rare in clinical practice and complete surgical resection may be associated with serious complications. Preoperative angiography and embolisation are valuable adjuncts in the management of giant tumours to decrease perioperative blood loss, provide a clear operative field and facilitate complete resection. We report the safe use of preoperative embolisation which facilitated excision via clamshell incision, of a highly vascular massive anterior mediastinal tumour with an unusual final diagnosis...
February 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27368053/architecture-of-fully-occupied-glua2-ampa-receptor-tarp-complex-elucidated-by-cryo-em
#14
Yan Zhao, Shanshuang Chen, Craig Yoshioka, Isabelle Baconguis, Eric Gouaux
Fast excitatory neurotransmission in the mammalian central nervous system is largely carried out by AMPA-sensitive ionotropic glutamate receptors. Localized within the postsynaptic density of glutamatergic spines, AMPA receptors are composed of heterotetrameric receptor assemblies associated with auxiliary subunits, the most common of which are transmembrane AMPA receptor regulatory proteins (TARPs). The association of TARPs with AMPA receptors modulates receptor trafficking and the kinetics of receptor gating and pharmacology...
August 4, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27367976/immature-mediastinal-teratoma-with-unusual-histopathology-a-case-report-of-multi-lineage-somatic-type-malignant-transformation-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Osama M Mustafa, Shamayel F Mohammed, Ali Aljubran, Waleed N Saleh
Germ cell tumors (GCTs) represent a well-recognized group of heterogeneous neoplasms with diverse clinical, histopathological, diagnostic, and prognostic characteristics. We present a rare case of a locally aggressive, chemotherapy-resistant immature mediastinal teratoma with a peculiar histological finding of a multilineage somatic-type malignant degeneration. A 21-year-old male patient presented with a 3-week history of persistent, blood-tinged productive cough and shortness of breath. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest showed a heterogeneous mass occupying the right hemithorax and abutting on adjacent structures...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27269803/lower-limb-muscle-activation-patterns-during-off-axis-elliptical-compared-with-conventional-gluteal-muscle-strengthening-exercises
#16
Cindy Y Lin, Liang-Ching Tsai, Joel Press, Yupeng Ren, Sun G Chung, Li-Qun Zhang
CONTEXT: Gluteal-muscle strength has been identified as an important component of injury prevention and rehabilitation in several common knee injuries. However, many conventionally prescribed gluteal-strengthening exercises are not performed during dynamic weight-bearing activities, which is when most injuries occur. OBJECTIVES: To compare lower-limb muscle-activation patterns between conventional gluteal-strengthening exercises and off-axis elliptical exercises with motorized foot-plate perturbations designed to activate gluteal muscles during dynamic exercise...
May 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27234784/prolonged-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-followed-by-split-thickness-skin-graft-placement-for-wide-dehiscence-of-clamshell-incision-after-bilateral-lung-transplantation-a-case-report
#17
H Suzuki, T Watanabe, T Okazaki, H Notsuda, H Niikawa, Y Matsuda, M Noda, A Sakurada, Y Hoshikawa, T Aizawa, T Miura, Y Okada
Clamshell incision is a standard approach for bilateral lung transplantation, providing a good operative field; however, once wide dehiscence occurs, its management is sometimes difficult because of intense immunosuppression and malnutrition of the recipient. A 22-year-old man with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension underwent cadaveric bilateral lung transplantation through a clamshell incision using standard cardiopulmonary bypass. He developed wound dehiscence on postoperative day (POD) 20 that resulted in exposure of the bilateral fifth ribs and open pneumothorax...
April 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27226581/conformational-selection-and-submillisecond-dynamics-of-the-ligand-binding-domain-of-the-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor
#18
Drew M Dolino, Soheila Rezaei Adariani, Sana A Shaikh, Vasanthi Jayaraman, Hugo Sanabria
The N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are heteromeric non-selective cation channels that require the binding of glycine and glutamate for gating. Based on crystal structures, the mechanism of partial agonism at the glycine-binding site is thought to be mediated by a shift in the conformational equilibrium between an open clamshell and a closed clamshell-like structure of the bilobed ligand-binding domain (LBD). Using single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer (smFRET) and multiparameter fluorescence detection, which allows us to study the conformational states and dynamics in the submillisecond time scale, we show that there are at least three conformational states explored by the LBD: the low FRET, medium FRET, and high FRET states...
July 29, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27210468/a-20-year-experience-with-isolated-pericardiectomy-analysis-of-indications-and-outcomes
#19
Erin A Gillaspie, John M Stulak, Richard C Daly, Kevin L Greason, Lyle D Joyce, Jae Oh, Hartzell V Schaff, Joseph A Dearani
OBJECTIVES: Outcome after pericardiectomy depends on many factors, but no large study has provided clarity on the effects of patient variables or cause of pericarditis on patient survival. We report early and late results from a 20-year experience with isolated pericardiectomy. METHODS: From January 1993 to December 2013, 938 patients underwent pericardiectomy at our institution. In order to establish a homogeneous population to analyze the impact of pericardiectomy, we excluded patients with prior chest radiation, malignancy, and concomitant valvular or coronary procedures...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26933056/balance-between-coiled-coil-stability-and-dynamics-regulates-activity-of-bvgs-sensor-kinase-in-bordetella
#20
E Lesne, E-M Krammer, E Dupre, C Locht, M F Lensink, R Antoine, F Jacob-Dubuisson
UNLABELLED: The two-component system BvgAS controls the expression of the virulence regulon of Bordetella pertussis. BvgS is a prototype of bacterial sensor kinases with extracytoplasmic Venus flytrap perception domains. Following its transmembrane segment, BvgS harbors a cytoplasmic Per-Arnt-Sim (PAS) domain and then a predicted 2-helix coiled coil that precede the dimerization-histidine-phosphotransfer domain of the kinase. BvgS homologs have a similar domain organization, or they harbor only a predicted coiled coil between the transmembrane and the dimerization-histidine-phosphotransfer domains...
March 1, 2016: MBio
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