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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927009/efficacy-and-safety-of-guardcel-nasal-packing-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-study
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Byungjin Kang, Jeong-Rok Kim, Jae-Min Shin, Il-Ho Park, Heung-Man Lee
Objectives: Nasal packing after endoscopic sinus surgery is frequently used to control postoperative bleeding, enhance the wound healing process, and prevent lateralization of the middle turbinate, which causes insufficient ventilation. Many biodegradable materials have been developed to reduce pain and mucosal damage during packing removal. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of Guardcel (Genewel Co.) middle meatal packing with a traditional nonabsorbable middle meatal packing, Merocel (Medtronic Xomed), on wound healing and patient satisfaction...
November 17, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926871/in%C3%A2-vivo-visualization-of-cardiomyocyte-apicobasal-polarity-reveals-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-like-transition-during-cardiac-trabeculation
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Vanesa Jiménez-Amilburu, S Javad Rasouli, David W Staudt, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Ayano Chiba, Naoki Mochizuki, Didier Y R Stainier
Despite great strides in understanding cardiac trabeculation, many mechanistic aspects remain unclear. To elucidate how cardiomyocyte shape changes are regulated during this process, we engineered transgenes to label their apical and basolateral membranes. Using these tools, we observed that compact-layer cardiomyocytes are clearly polarized while delaminating cardiomyocytes have lost their polarity. The apical transgene also enabled the imaging of cardiomyocyte apical constriction in real time. Furthermore, we found that Neuregulin signaling and blood flow/cardiac contractility are required for cardiomyocyte apical constriction and depolarization...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926829/caught-on-camera-intermediates-of-ribosome-recycling
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Clarence Ling, Dmitri N Ermolenko
Following termination of protein synthesis, bacterial ribosomes are split into subunits by the joint action of elongation factor G and ribosome recycling factor in the process called ribosome recycling. In this issue of Structure, Fu et al. (2016) describe visualization of transient intermediates of ribosome recycling using time-resolved cryogenic electron microscopy.
December 6, 2016: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926745/a-retrospective-examination-of-the-effect-of-diabetes-on-sensory-processing-in-older-adults
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Larry E Humes
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to examine retrospectively the impact of diabetes mellitus on auditory, visual, and tactile processing in older adults. Method: Fourteen (10.4%) of a sample of 135 older adults self-reported the presence of diabetes mellitus in a study of sensory and cognitive processing across the adult lifespan. In this study, the performance of the subgroup with diabetes on a number of psychophysical sensory-processing measures was compared with that of the 121 older adults without diabetes...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926628/variants-of-tph2-interact-with-fast-visual-processing-as-assessed-by-metacontrast
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Margus Maksimov, Mariliis Vaht, Carolina Murd, Jaanus Harro, Talis Bachmann
Sensitivity to threatening or otherwise unpleasant visual stimuli has become a widely used measure of potential vulnerability/resilience. Basically, experiments using this strategy present brief stimuli, often followed by a mask, and individuals' sensitivity is measured. However, it has not been asked whether the individual differences in threat detection or adaptive resilience associated with genetic variability-related endophenotypes might be just a function of some basic visual functions involved in processing and reporting brief visual stimuli without any emotional content...
December 6, 2016: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925650/a-pupil-size-response-model-to-assess-fear-learning
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Christoph W Korn, Matthias Staib, Athina Tzovara, Giuseppe Castegnetti, Dominik R Bach
During fear conditioning, pupil size responses dissociate between conditioned stimuli that are contingently paired (CS+) with an aversive unconditioned stimulus, and those that are unpaired (CS-). Current approaches to assess fear learning from pupil responses rely on ad hoc specifications. Here, we sought to develop a psychophysiological model (PsPM) in which pupil responses are characterized by response functions within the framework of a linear time-invariant system. This PsPM can be written as a general linear model, which is inverted to yield amplitude estimates of the eliciting process in the central nervous system...
December 7, 2016: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925483/application-of-gray-level-mapping-in-computed-tomographic-colonography-a-pilot-study-to-compare-with-traditional-surface-rendering-method-for-identification-and-differentiation-of-endoluminal-lesions
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Lih-Shyang Chen, Ta-Wen Hsu, Shao-Jer Chen, Shu-Han Chang, Chih-Wen Lin, Yu-Ruei Chen, Chin-Chiang Hsieh, Shu-Chen Han, Ku-Yaw Chang, Chun-Ju Hou
OBJECTIVES: In traditional surface rendering (SR) Computed tomographic endoscopy, only shape of endoluminal lesion is depicted without gray level information unless the volume rendering technique is used. However volume rendering technique is relatively slow and complex in terms of computation time and parameter setting. We use computed tomographic colonography (CTC) images as examples and report a new visualization technique by three dimensional (3D) gray level mapping (GM) to better identify and differentiate endoluminal lesions...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925227/an-erp-study-of-response-inhibition-in-the-auditory-domain-in-children-with-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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Matthew M Gerhold, Sandra W Jacobson, Joseph L Jacobson, Christopher D Molteno, Ernesta M Meintjes, Colin M Andrew
BACKGROUND: Previous event-related potential (ERP) studies of response inhibition in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) have used a visual Go/NoGo task to study the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on response inhibition. No studies exist using auditory versions of the task; thus, it is unclear how the deficits observed in visual tasks translate into the auditory domain. METHODS: This study examined ERPs using an auditory Go/NoGo paradigm in a sample of 35 school-age children-18 with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure and 17 normally developing controls...
December 7, 2016: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924568/visualization-of-ras-mapk-signaling-in-situ-by-the-proximity-ligation-assay-pla
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Zijian Tang, Chengkai Dai
RAS/MAPK signaling responds to diverse extracellular cues and regulates a wide array of cellular processes. Given its biological importance, abnormalities in RAS/MAPK signaling cascade have been intimately implicated in numerous human diseases, including cancer. Herein, we describe a novel methodology to study activation of this pivotal signaling pathway. The Proximity Ligation Assay (PLA) is employed to monitor kinase-substrate interactions between MEK1 and HSF1, or MEK1 and ERK1 in situ.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924307/dendrites-and-pits-untangling-the-complex-behavior-of-lithium-metal-anodes-through-operando-video-microscopy
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Kevin N Wood, Eric Kazyak, Alexander F Chadwick, Kuan-Hung Chen, Ji-Guang Zhang, Katsuyo Thornton, Neil P Dasgupta
Enabling ultra-high energy density rechargeable Li batteries would have widespread impact on society. However the critical challenges of Li metal anodes (most notably cycle life and safety) remain unsolved. This is attributed to the evolution of Li metal morphology during cycling, which leads to dendrite growth and surface pitting. Herein, we present a comprehensive understanding of the voltage variations observed during Li metal cycling, which is directly correlated to morphology evolution through the use of operando video microscopy...
November 23, 2016: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924033/chipbase-v2-0-decoding-transcriptional-regulatory-networks-of-non-coding-rnas-and-protein-coding-genes-from-chip-seq-data
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Ke-Ren Zhou, Shun Liu, Wen-Ju Sun, Ling-Ling Zheng, Hui Zhou, Jian-Hua Yang, Liang-Hu Qu
The abnormal transcriptional regulation of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) and protein-coding genes (PCGs) is contributed to various biological processes and linked with human diseases, but the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. In this study, we developed ChIPBase v2.0 (http://rna.sysu.edu.cn/chipbase/) to explore the transcriptional regulatory networks of ncRNAs and PCGs. ChIPBase v2.0 has been expanded with ∼10 200 curated ChIP-seq datasets, which represent about 20 times expansion when comparing to the previous released version...
October 23, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924025/brenda-in-2017-new-perspectives-and-new-tools-in-brenda
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Sandra Placzek, Ida Schomburg, Antje Chang, Lisa Jeske, Marcus Ulbrich, Jana Tillack, Dietmar Schomburg
The BRENDA enzyme database (www.brenda-enzymes.org) has developed into the main enzyme and enzyme-ligand information system in its 30 years of existence. The information is manually extracted from primary literature and extended by text mining procedures, integration of external data and prediction algorithms. Approximately 3 million data from 83 000 enzymes and 137 000 literature references constitute the manually annotated core. Text mining procedures extend these data with information on occurrence, enzyme-disease relationships and kinetic data...
October 19, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924024/gtrd-a-database-of-transcription-factor-binding-sites-identified-by-chip-seq-experiments
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Ivan Yevshin, Ruslan Sharipov, Tagir Valeev, Alexander Kel, Fedor Kolpakov
GTRD-Gene Transcription Regulation Database (http://gtrd.biouml.org)-is a database of transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs) identified by ChIP-seq experiments for human and mouse. Raw ChIP-seq data were obtained from ENCODE and SRA and uniformly processed: (i) reads were aligned using Bowtie2; (ii) ChIP-seq peaks were called using peak callers MACS, SISSRs, GEM and PICS; (iii) peaks for the same factor and peak callers, but different experiment conditions (cell line, treatment, etc.), were merged into clusters; (iv) such clusters for different peak callers were merged into metaclusters that were considered as non-redundant sets of TFBSs...
October 24, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924023/methsmrt-an-integrative-database-for-dna-n6-methyladenine-and-n4-methylcytosine-generated-by-single-molecular-real-time-sequencing
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Pohao Ye, Yizhao Luan, Kaining Chen, Yizhi Liu, Chuanle Xiao, Zhi Xie
DNA methylation is an important type of epigenetic modifications, where 5- methylcytosine (5mC), 6-methyadenine (6mA) and 4-methylcytosine (4mC) are the most common types. Previous efforts have been largely focused on 5mC, providing invaluable insights into epigenetic regulation through DNA methylation. Recently developed single-molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing technology provides a unique opportunity to detect the less studied DNA 6mA and 4mC modifications at single-nucleotide resolution. With a rapidly increased amount of SMRT sequencing data generated, there is an emerging demand to systematically explore DNA 6mA and 4mC modifications from these data sets...
October 18, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923928/visual-sampling-predicts-hippocampal-activity
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Zhong-Xu Liu, Kelly Shen, Rosanna K Olsen, Jennifer D Ryan
: Eye movements serve to accumulate information from the visual world, contributing to the formation of coherent memory representations that support cognition and behaviour. The hippocampus and the oculomotor network are well connected anatomically through an extensive set of polysynaptic pathways. However, the extent to which visual sampling behaviour is related to functional responses in the hippocampus during encoding has not been directly studied in human neuroimaging. In the current study, participants engaged in a face processing task while brain responses were recorded with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and eye movements were simultaneously monitored...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923790/dynamin-related-protein-1-mediates-low-glucose-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-in-human-arterioles
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Michael John Tanner, Jingli Wang, Rong Ying, Tisha B Suboc, Mobin Malik, Allison Couillard, Amberly Branum, Venkata Puppala, Michael Eric Widlansky
Intensive glycemic regulation has resulted in an increased incidence of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemic burden correlates with adverse cardiovascular complications and contributes acutely and chronically to endothelial dysfunction. Prior data indicate mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to hypoglycemia-induced endothelial dysfunction, but the mechanisms behind this linkage remain unknown. We attempt to determine whether clinically relevant low glucose (LG) exposures acutely induce endothelial dysfunction through activation of the mitochondrial fission process...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923474/recapitulation-of-emotional-source-context-during-memory-retrieval
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Holly J Bowen, Elizabeth A Kensinger
Recapitulation involves the reactivation of cognitive and neural encoding processes at retrieval. In the current study, we investigated the effects of emotional valence on recapitulation processes. Participants encoded neutral words presented on a background face or scene that was negative, positive or neutral. During retrieval, studied and novel neutral words were presented alone (i.e., without the scene or face) and participants were asked to make a remember, know or new judgment. Both the encoding and retrieval tasks were completed in the fMRI scanner...
November 16, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923417/mechanisms-of-memory-dysfunction-during-high-altitude-hypoxia-training-in-military-aircrew
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Daniel A Nation, Mark W Bondi, Ellis Gayles, Dean C Delis
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive dysfunction from high altitude exposure is a major cause of civilian and military air disasters. Pilot training improves recognition of the early symptoms of altitude exposure so that countermeasures may be taken before loss of consciousness. Little is known regarding the nature of cognitive impairments manifesting within this critical window when life-saving measures may still be taken. Prior studies evaluating cognition during high altitude simulation have predominantly focused on measures of reaction time and other basic attention or motor processes...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923412/effects-of-vitrification-on-blastomere-viability-and-cytoskeletal-integrity-in-mouse-embryos
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Zenon Oikonomou, Katerina Chatzimeletiou, Antonia Sioga, Louisa Oikonomou, Basil C Tarlatzis, Efstratios Kolibianakis
Vitrification is widely used to cryopreserve supernumerary embryos following in vitro fertilization (IVF). The mouse model was used to investigate the effects of vitrification on blastomere viability, using viability markers, and on the cytoskeleton, by analysing spindle/chromosome configurations, using confocal scanning microscopy. Ninety cleavage and morula stage dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO)/EG vitrified mouse embryos were either processed immediately following warming for viability assessment by labelling with the fluorescent markers carboxyfluorescein-diacetate succinimidylester (CFSE) and propidium iodide (PI) or were cultured to the blastocyst stage and immunostained with α-tubulin antibody to visualize microtubules and DAPI or PI to visualize DNA...
December 7, 2016: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923277/reaction-time-for-processing-visual-stimulus-in-a-computer-assisted-rehabilitation-environment
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Yerly Sanchez, David Pinzon, Bin Zheng
PURPOSE: To examine the reaction time when human subjects process information presented in the visual channel under both a direct vision and a virtual rehabilitation environment when walking was performed. METHOD: Visual stimulus included eight math problems displayed on the peripheral vision to seven healthy human subjects in a virtual rehabilitation training (computer-assisted rehabilitation environment (CAREN)) and a direct vision environment. Subjects were required to verbally report the results of these math calculations in a short period of time...
December 7, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
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