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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933652/nonobstructive-diffuse-dilated-bowel-loops-prenatal-diagnosis-fetal-characteristics-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Guy Katz, Ben Pode-Shakked, Michal Berkenstadt, Ron Bilik, Sylvie Polak Charcon, Iris Barshack, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of fetuses with a diagnosis of nonobstructive diffuse dilated bowel loops. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all pregnancies with fetal diagnosis of nonobstructive diffuse dilated bowel loops over 14 years in a large tertiary referral center. Fetomaternal and neonatal characteristics and outcomes were assessed. RESULTS: Seven fetuses had sonograms showing diffuse dilated bowel loops; none of them had intestinal obstruction after labor...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933514/changes-in-cardiac-repolarisation-during-spontaneous-nocturnal-hypoglycaemia-in-subjects-with-type-1-diabetes-a-preliminary-report
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Minna L Koivikko, Tuomas Kenttä, Pasi I Salmela, Heikki V Huikuri, Juha S Perkiömäki
AIMS: Experimental studies have revealed that hypoglycaemia can result in morphological changes in electrocardiographic repolarisation in subjects with type 1 diabetes. However, the influence of spontaneous nocturnal hypoglycaemia on repolarisation morphology in a 'real life' situation is not clear. METHODS: Adults with type 1 diabetes (n = 11) underwent continuous glucose monitoring with a subcutaneous sensor and digital 12-lead ECG recording for three nights...
December 8, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933322/silicone-disclosing-material-used-after-ceramic-surface-treatment-reduces-bond-strength
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Sara Fraga, Sara Cioccari Oliveira, Gabriel Kalil Rocha Pereira, Pieter Beekman, Marília Pivetta Rippe, Cornelis J Kleverlaan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of a silicone disclosing procedure performed at different timepoints on the shear bond strength (SBS) of cements (self-adhesive composite cement, self-etch composite cement, resin-reinforced glass-ionomer cement) to different substrates (zirconia, lithium disilicate, bovine dentin). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The substrate/cement combinations were assigned to two groups (n = 15) according to the timepoint, at which the vinyl polyether silicone disclosing agent was applied: after (experimental groups, EXP) or before (control groups, CTRL) specific micromechanical treatments of the substrate surface...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933311/contribution-of-cerebellar-loops-to-action-timing
#4
Ramanujan T Raghavan, Vincent Prevosto, Marc A Sommer
Recent studies of sensorimotor processing have benefited from decision-making paradigms that emphasize the selection of appropriate movements. Selecting when to make those responses, or action timing, is important as well. Although the cerebellum is commonly viewed as a controller of movement dynamics, its role in action timing is also firmly supported. Several lines of research have now extended this idea. Anatomical findings have revealed connections between the cerebellum and broader timing circuits, neurophysiological results have suggested mechanisms for timing within its microcircuitry, and theoretical work has indicated how temporal signals are processed through it and decoded by its targets...
April 2016: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933271/functional-significance-of-aurora-kinases-p53-protein-family-interactions-in-cancer
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Kaori Sasai, Warapen Treekitkarnmongkol, Kazuharu Kai, Hiroshi Katayama, Subrata Sen
Aurora kinases play critical roles in regulating spindle assembly, chromosome segregation, and cytokinesis to ensure faithful segregation of chromosomes during mitotic cell division cycle. Molecular and cell biological studies have revealed that Aurora kinases, at physiological levels, orchestrate complex sequential cellular processes at distinct subcellular locations through functional interactions with its various substrates. Aberrant expression of Aurora kinases, on the other hand, cause defects in mitotic spindle assembly, checkpoint response activation, and chromosome segregation leading to chromosomal instability...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933079/small-rnas-from-bemisia-tabaci-are-transferred-to-solanum-lycopersicum-phloem-during-feeding
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Paula J M van Kleeff, Marc Galland, Robert C Schuurink, Petra M Bleeker
The phloem-feeding whitefly Bemisia tabaci is a serious pest to a broad range of host plants, including many economically important crops such as tomato. These insects serve as a vector for various devastating plant viruses. It is known that whiteflies are capable of manipulating host-defense responses, potentially mediated by effector molecules in the whitefly saliva. We hypothesized that, beside putative effector proteins, small RNAs (sRNA) are delivered by B. tabaci into the phloem, where they may play a role in manipulating host plant defenses...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932974/patterns-of-longitudinal-neural-activity-linked-to-different-cognitive-profiles-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Atsuko Nagano-Saito, Mohamed S Al-Azzawi, Alexandru Hanganu, Clotilde Degroot, Béatriz Mejia-Constain, Christophe Bedetti, Anne-Louise Lafontaine, Valérie Soland, Sylvain Chouinard, Oury Monchi
Mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) has been linked with functional brain changes. Previously, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we reported reduced cortico-striatal activity in patients with PD who also had mild cognitive impairment (MCI) vs. those who did not (non-MCI). We followed up these patients to investigate the longitudinal effect on the neural activity. Twenty-four non-demented patients with Parkinson's disease (non-MCI: 12, MCI: 12) were included in the study. Each participant underwent two fMRIs while performing the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task 20 months apart...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932941/long-term-memory-for-noise-evidence-of-robust-encoding-of-very-short-temporal-acoustic-patterns
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Jayalakshmi Viswanathan, Florence Rémy, Nadège Bacon-Macé, Simon J Thorpe
Recent research has demonstrated that humans are able to implicitly encode and retain repeating patterns in meaningless auditory noise. Our study aimed at testing the robustness of long-term implicit recognition memory for these learned patterns. Participants performed a cyclic/non-cyclic discrimination task, during which they were presented with either 1-s cyclic noises (CNs) (the two halves of the noise were identical) or 1-s plain random noises (Ns). Among CNs and Ns presented once, target CNs were implicitly presented multiple times within a block, and implicit recognition of these target CNs was tested 4 weeks later using a similar cyclic/non-cyclic discrimination task...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932868/analysis-of-parallel-algorithms-on-smp-node-and-cluster-of-workstations-using-parallel-programming-models-with-new-tile-based-method-for-large-biological-datasets
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D D Shrimankar, S R Sathe
Sequence alignment is an important tool for describing the relationships between DNA sequences. Many sequence alignment algorithms exist, differing in efficiency, in their models of the sequences, and in the relationship between sequences. The focus of this study is to obtain an optimal alignment between two sequences of biological data, particularly DNA sequences. The algorithm is discussed with particular emphasis on time, speedup, and efficiency optimizations. Parallel programming presents a number of critical challenges to application developers...
2016: Bioinformatics and Biology Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932705/possible-role-for-glomerular-derived-angiotensinogen-in-nephrotic-syndrome
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Mihoko Yamazaki, Yoshiyasu Fukusumi, Mutsumi Kayaba, Yukina Kitazawa, Sayuri Takamura, Ichiei Narita, Hiroshi Kawachi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors reduce glomerular injury and proteinuria, indicating that angiotensin II (Ang II) is involved in glomerular diseases. Although the local RAS is reported to play an essential role in maintaining local tissue functions, the role of the local RAS in regulating glomerular function is not well evaluated. In this study, we analyzed the glomerular expression of RAS components in nephrotic models and the effect of Ang II receptor blockers (ARB) on the expression of angiotensinogen (AGT)...
October 2016: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932583/inhibition-of-hiv-1-gag-membrane-interactions-by-specific-rnas
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Gabrielle C Todd, Alice A Duchon, Jingga Inlora, Erik D Olson, Karin Musier-Forsyth, Akira Ono
HIV-1 particle assembly, which occurs at the plasma membrane (PM) of cells, is driven by the viral polyprotein, Gag. Gag recognizes phosphatidylinositol-(4,5)-bisphosphate [PI(4,5)P2], a PM-specific phospholipid, via the highly basic region (HBR) in its N-terminal matrix (MA) domain. The HBR is also known to bind to RNA. We have previously shown using an in vitro liposome binding assay that RNA inhibits Gag binding to membranes that lack PI(4,5)P2. If this RNA block is removed by RNase treatment, Gag can bind non-specifically to other negatively charged membranes...
December 8, 2016: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932461/structural-characterization-and-ligand-inhibitor-identification-provide-functional-insights-into-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cytochrome-p450-cyp126a1
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Jude T Chenge, Duyet Van Le, Shalini Swami, Kirsty J McLean, Madeline E Kavanagh, Anthony G Coyne, Stephen E J Rigby, Myles R Cheesman, Hazel M Girvan, Colin W Levy, Bernd Rupp, Jens P von Kries, Chris Abell, David Leys, Andrew W Munro
The Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) H37Rv genome encodes 20 cytochromes P450, including P450s crucial to infection and bacterial viability. Many Mtb P450s remain uncharacterized, suggesting their further analysis may provide new insights into Mtb metabolic processes and new targets for drug discovery. CYP126A1 is representative of a P450 family widely distributed in mycobacteria and other bacteria. Here we explore the biochemical and structural properties of CYP126A1, including its interactions with new chemical ligands...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932455/single-cell-profiling-reveals-that-erna-accumulation-at-enhancer-promoter-loops-is-not-required-to-sustain-transcription
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Samir Rahman, Cornelia E Zorca, Tatiana Traboulsi, Emmanuel Noutahi, Matthew R Krause, Sylvie Mader, Daniel Zenklusen
Enhancers are intergenic DNA elements that regulate the transcription of target genes in response to signaling pathways by interacting with promoters over large genomic distances. Recent studies have revealed that enhancers are bi-directionally transcribed into enhancer RNAs (eRNAs). Using single-molecule fluorescence in situ hybridization (smFISH), we investigated the eRNA-mediated regulation of transcription during estrogen induction in MCF-7 cells. We demonstrate that eRNAs are localized exclusively in the nucleus and are induced with similar kinetics as target mRNAs...
December 8, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930960/loss-of-rearranged-l-myc-fusion-rlf-results-in-defects-in-heart-development-in-the-mouse
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L M Bourke, G Del Monte-Nieto, J E Outhwaite, V Bharti, P M Pollock, D G Simmons, A Adam, S S J Hur, G J Maghzal, E Whitelaw, R Stocker, C M Suter, R P Harvey, S K Harten
Recently we reported that Rearranged L-Myc Fusion, RLF, acts as an epigenetic modifier maintaining low levels of DNA methylation at CpG island shores and enhancers across the genome. Here we focus on the phenotype of Rlf null mutant mice generated via an ENU mutagenesis screen, to identify genes required for epigenetic regulation. RLF is expressed in a range of fetal mouse tissues, including the fetal heart. Comprehensive timed-mating studies are consistent with our previously reported findings that Rlf homozygous mutant mice rarely survive to adulthood, with the majority dying shortly after birth...
December 5, 2016: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930738/mir-151-3p-targets-twist1-to-repress-migration-of-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Ting-Chih Yeh, Tzu-Ting Huang, Tien-Shun Yeh, Yu-Ren Chen, Kai-Wen Hsu, Pen-Hui Yin, Hsin-Chen Lee, Ling-Ming Tseng
TWIST1 is a highly conserved basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor that contributes to cancer metastasis by promoting an epithelial-mesenchymal transition and repressing E-cadherin gene expression in breast cancer. In this study, we explored the potential role of miR-151 in TWIST1 expression and cancer properties in human breast cancer cells. We found that the human TWIST1 3'UTR contains a potential binging site for miR-151-3p at the putative target sequence 5'-CAGUCUAG-3'. Using a TWIST1-3'UTR luciferase reporter assay, we demonstrated that the target sequence within the TWIST1 3'UTR is required for miR-151-3p regulation of TWIST1 expression...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930710/urb-rip-an-adaptable-and-efficient-approach-for-immunoprecipitation-of-rnas-and-associated-rnas-proteins
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Kyle A Cottrell, Sergej Djuranovic
Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression is an important process that is mediated by interactions between mRNAs and RNA binding proteins (RBP), non-coding RNAs (ncRNA) or ribonucleoproteins (RNP). Key to the study of post-transcriptional regulation of mRNAs and the function of ncRNAs such as long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) is an understanding of what factors are interacting with these transcripts. While several techniques exist for the enrichment of a transcript whether it is an mRNA or an ncRNA, many of these techniques are cumbersome or limited in their application...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930690/structural-mapping-and-functional-characterization-of-zebrafish-class-b-g-protein-coupled-receptor-gpcr-with-dual-ligand-selectivity-towards-glp-1-and-glucagon
#17
Deena A Oren, Yang Wei, Luce Skrabanek, Billy K C Chow, Thomas Mommsen, Svetlana Mojsov
GLP-1 and glucagon regulate glucose metabolism through a network of metabolic pathways initiated upon binding to their specific receptors that belong to class B G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). The therapeutic potential of glucagon is currently being evaluated, while GLP-1 is already used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Development of a second generation of GLP-1 based therapeutics depends on a molecular and structural understanding of the interactions between the GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) and its ligand GLP-1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930509/current-challenges-in-providing-bariatric-surgery-in-france-a-nationwide-study
#18
Sébastien Czernichow, Michel Paita, David Nocca, Simon Msika, Arnaud Basdevant, Bertrand Millat, Anne Fagot-Campagna
Bariatric surgery is a well-accepted procedure for severe and massive obesity management. We aimed to determine trends, geographical variations, and factors influencing bariatric surgery and the choice of procedure in France in a large observational study.The Health Insurance Fund for Salaried Workers (Caisse National Assurance Maladie Travailleurs Salariés) covers about 86% of the French population. The Système National d'Information Inter-régimes de l'Assurance Maladie database contains individualized and anonymized patient data on all reimbursements for healthcare expenditure...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930300/an-nad-dependent-transcriptional-program-governs-self-renewal-and-radiation-resistance-in-glioblastoma
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Amit D Gujar, Son Le, Diane D Mao, David Y A Dadey, Alice Turski, Yo Sasaki, Diane Aum, Jingqin Luo, Sonika Dahiya, Liya Yuan, Keith M Rich, Jeffrey Milbrandt, Dennis E Hallahan, Hiroko Yano, David D Tran, Albert H Kim
Accumulating evidence suggests cancer cells exhibit a dependency on metabolic pathways regulated by nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)). Nevertheless, how the regulation of this metabolic cofactor interfaces with signal transduction networks remains poorly understood in glioblastoma. Here, we report nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), the rate-limiting step in NAD(+) synthesis, is highly expressed in glioblastoma tumors and patient-derived glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs). High NAMPT expression in tumors correlates with decreased patient survival...
December 7, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929571/an-unusual-mediastinal-mass
#20
J Hardy, A R Jeyabalan, N Bhatt, A R Medford
We report a case of a mediastinal mass indenting the left lateral tracheal wall of a 35-year-old male who presented with weight loss, cough and breathlessness. Flow volume loop and thyroid function tests were normal and thyroid peroxidase antibodies were negative. Technetium scintigraphy and positron emission tomography both showed no uptake. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration confirmed ectopic mediastinal thyroid tissue. Mediastinal ectopic thyroid tissue is very rare. Most patients are asymptomatic and euthyroid with positive signals on scintigraphy...
June 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
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