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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342863/disturbed-tryptophan-metabolism-correlating-to-progression-and-metastasis-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jing Cheng, Hai Jin, Xiaobei Hou, Jie Lv, Xianfu Gao, Guangyong Zheng
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most frequent malignancies worldwide. Lymph node metastasis is the leading cause of death in ESCC patients. To identify early diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of ESCC and elucidate underlying pathogenesis of the disease, a targeted metabolomics strategy based on liquid chromatography combined with tandem mass spectrometry was applied to explore tryptophan metabolism between ESCC patients, metastatic ESCC patients (mESCC), and healthy controls. Statistical analysis on metabolite expression abundance and compound concentration ratio was conducted to discriminate patients from healthy controls...
March 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340377/possible-protective-effect-of-royal-jelly-against-cyclophosphamide-induced-prostatic-damage-in-male-albino-rats-a-biochemical-histological-and-immuno-histo-chemical-study
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Sara Mohammed Naguib Abdel-Hafez, Rehab Ahmed Rifaai, Walaa Yehia Abdelzaher
Almost all the chemotherapy treat many cancer types effectively, but it leads to severe side effects. Chemotherapy like cyclophosphamide (CP) not works only on the active cells, such as cancer cells, but also acts on the healthy cells. Royal jelly (RJ) was reported to have a lot of therapeutic effects besides being an anti-oxidant and anti-cancer agent. The purpose of this study was to assess the possible protective role of RJ in ameliorating the toxic effects of CP overdose in the rat prostatic tissue. The rats were separated into 4 groups; control group, RJ group, CP group and RJ with CP group...
March 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337133/inferring-master-painters-esthetic-biases-from-the-statistics-of-portraits
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Hassan Aleem, Ivan Correa-Herran, Norberto M Grzywacz
The Processing Fluency Theory posits that the ease of sensory information processing in the brain facilitates esthetic pleasure. Accordingly, the theory would predict that master painters should display biases toward visual properties such as symmetry, balance, and moderate complexity. Have these biases been occurring and if so, have painters been optimizing these properties (fluency variables)? Here, we address these questions with statistics of portrait paintings from the Early Renaissance period. To do this, we first developed different computational measures for each of the aforementioned fluency variables...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336355/estimated-hiv-inter-test-interval-among-people-at-high-risk-for-hiv-infection-in-the-u-s
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Qian An, Ruiguang Song, Teresa J Finlayson, Cyprian Wejnert, Gabriela Paz-Bailey
INTRODUCTION: Knowing the HIV testing frequency and its temporal changes are central to evaluate public adherence to HIV testing recommendations and performance of HIV prevention programs. This study intended to estimate the mean HIV inter-test interval (ITI) and monitor its trends among men who have sex with men (MSM); people who inject drugs (PWID); and high-risk heterosexuals (HRH). METHODS: Using National HIV Behavioral Surveillance data collected during 2008-2015, this analysis estimated the mean HIV ITI for each year by race/ethnicity and age among MSM, PWID, and HRH who reported the most recent HIV test date...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335439/mercury-levels-in-human-hair-and-farmed-fish-near-artisanal-and-small-scale-gold-mining-communities-in-the-madre-de-dios-river-basin-peru
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Aubrey L Langeland, Rebecca D Hardin, Richard L Neitzel
Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) has been an important source of income for communities in the Madre de Dios River Basin in Peru for hundreds of years. However, in recent decades, the scale of ASGM activities in the region has increased dramatically, and exposures to a variety of occupational and environmental hazards related to ASGM, including mercury, are becoming more widespread. The aims of our study were to: (1) examine patterns in the total hair mercury level of human participants in several communities in the region and compare these results to the 2...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335296/controlled-mechanical-cracking-of-metal-films-deposited-on-polydimethylsiloxane-pdms
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Andreas Polywka, Luca Stegers, Oliver Krauledat, Thomas Riedl, Timo Jakob, Patrick Görrn
Stretchable large area electronics conform to arbitrarily-shaped 3D surfaces and enables comfortable contact to the human skin and other biological tissue. There are approaches allowing for large area thin films to be stretched by tens of percent without cracking. The approach presented here does not prevent cracking, rather it aims to precisely control the crack positions and their orientation. For this purpose, the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is hardened by exposure to ultraviolet radiation (172 nm) through an exposure mask...
September 9, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334832/the-n-glycosylation-of-immunoglobulin-g-as-a-novel-biomarker-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Alyce C Russell, Mirna Šimurina, Monique T Garcia, Mislav Novokmet, Youxin Wang, Igor Rudan, Harry Campbell, Gordan Lauc, Meghan G Thomas, Wei Wang
The use of the emerging "omics" technologies for large scale population screening is promising in terms of predictive, preventive and personalized medicine. For Parkinson's disease, it is essential that an accurate diagnosis is obtained and disease progression can be monitored. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) has the ability to exert both anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory effects, and the N-glycosylation of the fragment crystallizable portion of IgG is involved in this process. This study aimed to determine whether the IgG glycome could be a candidate biomarker for Parkinson's disease...
March 17, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334241/rmats-dvr-rmats-discovery-of-differential-variants-in-rna
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Jinkai Wang, Yang Pan, Shihao Shen, Lan Lin, Yi Xing
Motivation: RNA sequences of a gene can have single nucleotide variants (SNVs) due to single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genome, or RNA editing events within the RNA. By comparing RNA-seq data of a given cell type before and after a specific perturbation, we can detect and quantify SNVs in the RNA and discover SNVs with altered frequencies between distinct cellular states. Such differential variants in RNA (DVRs) may reflect allele-specific changes in gene expression or RNA processing, as well as changes in RNA editing in response to cellular perturbations or stimuli...
March 11, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334062/overcoming-confounding-plate-effects-in-differential-expression-analyses-of-single-cell-rna-seq-data
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Aaron T L Lun, John C Marioni
An increasing number of studies are using single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) to characterize the gene expression profiles of individual cells. One common analysis applied to scRNA-seq data involves detecting differentially expressed (DE) genes between cells in different biological groups. However, many experiments are designed such that the cells to be compared are processed in separate plates or chips, meaning that the groupings are confounded with systematic plate effects. This confounding aspect is frequently ignored in DE analyses of scRNA-seq data...
February 6, 2017: Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334060/bone-repair-process-in-defects-of-diabetic-rats-filled-with-autogenous-bone-graft-and-covered-with-homogenous-bone-matrix-membrane-or-polytetrafluoroethylene-membrane
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Carlos Alberto Timóteo, Alessandra Marcondes Aranega, Elio Hitoshi Shinohara, Juliana Zorzi Coléte
PURPOSE: To analyze the process of repair of bone defects in diabetic rats filled with autogenous bone and covered with membranes of homogenous bone matrix or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty male rats were divided into two groups: group 1 (IC), without systemic alterations (control), received an intravenous injection of citrate buffer at 0.01 M, pH 4.5; group 2 (IID) (diabetic) received an intravenous injection of streptozotocin (Sigma-Aldrich) dissolved in 0...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333831/deployed-skills-training-for-whole-blood-collection-by-a-special-operations-expeditionary-surgical-team
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Linda C Benavides, Iain M Smith, Jerome M Benavides, Douglas M Bowley, Heidi A Doughty, Jonathan B Lundy
BACKGROUND: Non-compressible hemorrhage is the leading cause of potentially preventable battlefield death. Combining casualty retrieval from the battlefield and damage control resuscitation (DCR) within the "golden hour" increases survival. However, transfusion requirements may exceed the current blood component stocks held by forward surgical teams. Warm fresh whole blood (WFWB) is an alternative. We report WFWB transfusion training developed by and delivered to a US Golden Hour Offset Surgical Treatment Team (GHOST-T) and the resulting improvement in confidence with WFWB transfusion...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333300/comparison-of-global-gene-expression-profiles-of-microdissected-human-foetal-leydig-cells-with-their-normal-and-hyperplastic-adult-equivalents
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Grete Lottrup, Kirstine Belling, Henrik Leffers, John E Nielsen, Marlene D Dalgaard, Anders Juul, Niels E Skakkebæk, Søren Brunak, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts
STUDY QUESTION: Do human adult Leydig cells (ALCs) within hyperplastic micronodules display characteristics of foetal LCs (FLCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The gene expression profiles of FLCs and all ALC subgroups were clearly different, but there were no significant differences in expressed genes between the normally clustered and hyperplastic ALCs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: LCs are the primary androgen producing cells in males throughout development and appear in chronologically distinct populations; FLCs, neonatal LCs and ALCs...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333195/genome-wide-genetic-analyses-highlight-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-mapk-signaling-in-the-pathogenesis-of-endometriosis
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Outi Uimari, Nilufer Rahmioglu, Dale R Nyholt, Katy Vincent, Stacey A Missmer, Christian Becker, Andrew P Morris, Grant W Montgomery, Krina T Zondervan
STUDY QUESTION: Do genome-wide association study (GWAS) data for endometriosis provide insight into novel biological pathways associated with its pathogenesis? SUMMARY ANSWER: GWAS analysis uncovered multiple pathways that are statistically enriched for genetic association signals, analysis of Stage A disease highlighted a novel variant in MAP3K4, while top pathways significantly associated with all endometriosis and Stage A disease included several mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-related pathways...
February 9, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332425/statistical-tool-to-detect-small-hearing-threshold-shifts
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Tron Vedul Tronstad
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to present a new tool that can be used in the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. Even in most countries where noise levels are well regulated, many workers are still exposed to high levels of noise and suffer from permanent threshold shifts. It is necessary to develop a new strategy to prevent such damage. METHOD: A statistical process control (SPC) scheme is presented that is able to detect both large and small hearing threshold shifts...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332068/photobiomodulation-with-led-and-laser-in-repair-of-mandibular-socket-rabbit-clinical-evaluation-histological-and-histomorphometric
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Cláudio Rômulo Comunian, Antônio Luis Neto Custódio, Leandro Junqueira de Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Assis Dutra, Milton D'almeida Ferreira Neto, Cleuza Maria Faria Rezende
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of LED and low-intensity laser on the healing of rabbit dental alveoli. METHODS: A total of 18 rabbits were divided into three groups of six; all rabbits underwent surgical extraction of the first lower right premolar. Following surgery, group 1 received LED irradiation, group 2 received laser irradiation, and group 3 were untreated controls. The initial applications of LED and laser began 48 h after tooth extraction and were given perpendicularly to the dental alveoli...
March 23, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332051/white-matter-involvement-on-dti-mri-in-cushing-s-syndrome-relates-to-mood-disturbances-and-processing-speed-a-case-control-study
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Patricia Pires, Alicia Santos, Yolanda Vives-Gilabert, Susan M Webb, Aitor Sainz-Ruiz, Eugenia Resmini, Iris Crespo, Manel de Juan-Delago, Beatriz Gómez-Anson
PURPOSE: Cushing's syndrome (CS) is an endocrine disorder due to prolonged exposure to cortisol. Recently, microstructural white matter (WM) alterations detected by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) have been reported in CS patients, and related to depression, but other functional significances. remain otherwise unclear. We aimed at investigating in more depth mood symptoms in CS patients, and how these relate to cognition (information processing speed), and to WM alterations on DTI. METHODS: The sample comprised 35 CS patients and 35 healthy controls...
March 22, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328925/a-source-controlled-data-center-network-model
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Yang Yu, Mangui Liang, Zhe Wang
The construction of data center network by applying SDN technology has become a hot research topic. The SDN architecture has innovatively separated the control plane from the data plane which makes the network more software-oriented and agile. Moreover, it provides virtual multi-tenancy, effective scheduling resources and centralized control strategies to meet the demand for cloud computing data center. However, the explosion of network information is facing severe challenges for SDN controller. The flow storage and lookup mechanisms based on TCAM device have led to the restriction of scalability, high cost and energy consumption...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328392/the-effect-of-internet-group-support-for-caregivers-on-social-support-self-efficacy-and-caregiver-burden-a-meta-analysis
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Debbie Parker Oliver, Sonal Patil, Jacquelyn J Benson, Ashley Gage, Karla Washington, Robin L Kruse, George Demiris
INTRODUCTION: Family caregivers are socially isolated and burdened as they care for their loved one, often for many years. Internet support groups can address some of the barriers related to the social isolation, self-efficacy, and burden experienced during caregiving by connecting individuals with similar problems to one another. The purpose of the meta-analysis was to analyze the effect of Internet-based group support interventions on social support, self-efficacy, and burden. METHODS: A two-step search process was used to identify peer reviewed evidence to answer the research question...
February 28, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327825/genotype-association-gstm1-null-and-gastric-cancer-evidence-based-meta-analysis
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Rívian Xavier Ribeiro, Cícera Isabella Leão Leite Nascimento, Antonio Márcio Teodoro Cordeiro Silva
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the sixth among women, except for non-melanoma skin tumors, in Brazil. Epidemiological evidences reveal the multifactorial etiology of this cancer, highlighting risk factors such as: infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, advanced age, smoking, chronic alcohol abuse, eating habits and genetic polymorphisms. Considering the context of genetic polymorphisms, there is the absence of the GSTM1 gene. The lack of GSTM1 function to detoxify xenobiotics and promote defense against oxidative stress leads to increased DNA damage, promoting gastric carcinogenesis...
March 16, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327434/-99m-tc-3prgd2-scintigraphy-to-stage-liver-fibrosis-and-evaluate-reversal-after-fibrotic-stimulus-withdrawn
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Xin Zhang, Qiyong Guo, Yu Shi, Weina Xu, Shupeng Yu, Zhiguang Yang, Li Cao, Changping Liu, Zhoushe Zhao, Jun Xin
OBJECTIVE: Scintigraphy using 99mTc-3PRGD2 targeting integrin αvβ3 could assess activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Liver fibrogenesis is intimately associated with activation of HSCs, and the fibrolytic process is accompanied by the reduction of the activated HSCs. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the feasibility of this method to assess the severity of liver fibrosis and the reversal after the fibrotic stimulus withdrawal. METHODS: Liver fibrosis of different stages was induced by thioacetamide (TAA) injection for 2, 4 and 6 weeks (n = 6 for each time point)...
March 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
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