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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231034/upscaling-of-hips-cell-derived-neurons-for-high-throughput-screening
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Stefanie Traub, Heiko Stahl, Holger Rosenbrock, Eric Simon, Ralf Heilker
The advent of human-induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cell-derived neurons promised to provide better model cells for drug discovery in the context of the central nervous system. This work demonstrates both the upscaling of cellular expansion and the acceleration of neuronal differentiation to accommodate the immense material needs of a high-throughput screening (HTS) approach. Using GRowth factor-driven expansion and INhibition of NotCH (GRINCH) during maturation, the derived cells are here referred to as GRINCH neurons...
March 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229984/anatomical-knee-variants-in-discoid-lateral-meniscal-tears
#2
Xu-Xu Chen, Jian Li, Tao Wang, Yang Zhao, Hui Kang
BACKGROUND: Discoid lateral meniscus was a common meniscal dysplasia and was predisposed to tear. There were some anatomical knee variants in patients with discoid lateral meniscus. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between anatomical knee variants and discoid lateral meniscal tears. METHODS: There were totally 125 cases of discoid lateral meniscus enrolled in this study from February 2008 to December 2013. Eighty-seven patients who underwent arthroscopic surgery for right torn discoid lateral meniscus were enrolled in the torn group...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228678/oreoglanis-hponkanensis-a-new-sisorid-catfish-from-north-myanmar-actinopterygii-sisoridae
#3
Xiao-Yong Chen, Tao Qin, Zhi-Ying Chen
During a survey of the Mali Hka River drainage in Hponkanrazi Wildlife Sanctuary in December 2015, a new species was collected and is described herein as Oreoglanis hponkanensis. It is a member of the Oreoglanis siamensis species group and can be distinguished from its congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: lower lip with median notch and posterior margin entire, caudal fin emarginate, nasal barbel reaching about half the distance to eye, tip of maxillary barbel rounded, posterior margin of maxillary barbel entire, absence of pale elliptical patches on sides of body below adipose fin, absence of patch on base of first dorsal fin ray, caudal fin brown with two round, bright orange patches in middle, branched dorsal fin rays 5, branched anal fin rays 2, vertebrae 40, pectoral fin surpassing pelvic fin origin, pelvic fin length 21-26% SL, caudal peduncle length 25-33% SL, caudal peduncle depth 3-5% SL, adipose fin base length 34-39% SL, and dorsal to adipose distance 12-16% SL...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228521/clustered-brachiopod-hox-genes-are-not-expressed-collinearly-and-are-associated-with-lophotrochozoan-novelties
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Sabrina M Schiemann, José M Martín-Durán, Aina Børve, Bruno C Vellutini, Yale J Passamaneck, Andreas Hejnol
Temporal collinearity is often considered the main force preserving Hox gene clusters in animal genomes. Studies that combine genomic and gene expression data are scarce, however, particularly in invertebrates like the Lophotrochozoa. As a result, the temporal collinearity hypothesis is currently built on poorly supported foundations. Here we characterize the complement, cluster, and expression of Hox genes in two brachiopod species, Terebratalia transversa and Novocrania anomalaT. transversa has a split cluster with 10 genes (lab, pb, Hox3, Dfd, Scr, Lox5, Antp, Lox4, Post2, and Post1), whereas N...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227634/design-and-validation-of-a-wearable-drl-less-eeg-using-a-novel-fully-reconfigurable-architecture
#5
Ruhi Mahajan, Bashir I Morshed, Gavin M Bidelman, Ruhi Mahajan, Bashir I Morshed, Gavin M Bidelman, Bashir I Morshed, Ruhi Mahajan, Gavin M Bidelman
The conventional EEG system consists of a driven-right-leg (DRL) circuit, which prohibits modularization of the system. We propose a Lego-like connectable fully reconfigurable architecture of wearable EEG that can be easily customized and deployed at naturalistic settings for collecting neurological data. We have designed a novel Analog Front End (AFE) that eliminates the need for DRL while maintaining a comparable signal quality of EEG. We have prototyped this AFE for a single channel EEG, referred to as Smart Sensing Node (SSN), that senses brain signals and sends it to a Command Control Node (CCN) via an I(2)C bus...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226845/validation-of-empirical-mode-decomposition-combined-with-notch-filtering-to-extract-electrical-stimulation-artifact-from-surface-electromyograms-during-functional-electrical-stimulation
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Rakesh Pilkar, Arvind Ramanujam, Erica Garbarini, Gail Forrest, Rakesh Pilkar, Arvind Ramanujam, Erica Garbarini, Gail Forrest, Rakesh Pilkar, Erica Garbarini, Arvind Ramanujam, Gail Forrest
This paper presents the validity of Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) combined with Notch filtering to remove the electrical stimulation (ES) artifact from surface electromyogram (EMG) data for interpretation of muscle responses during Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) experiments. We hypothesized that the EMD algorithm provides a suitable platform for decomposing the EMG signal into physically meaningful intrinsic mode functions (IMFs) which can be further used to isolate electrical stimulation (ES) artifact...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222667/curcumin-inhibits-cancer-progression-through-regulating-expression-of-micrornas
#7
Siying Zhou, Sijie Zhang, Hongyu Shen, Wei Chen, Hanzi Xu, Xiu Chen, Dawei Sun, Shanliang Zhong, Jianhua Zhao, Jinhai Tang
Curcumin, a major yellow pigment and spice in turmeric and curry, is a powerful anti-cancer agent. The anti-tumor activities of curcumin include inhibition of tumor proliferation, angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis, induction of tumor apoptosis, increase of chemotherapy sensitivity, and regulation of cell cycle and cancer stem cell, indicating that curcumin maybe a strong therapeutic potential through modulating various cancer progression. It has been reported that microRNAs as small noncoding RNA molecules are related to cancer progression, which can be regulated by curcumin...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222246/shift-relief
#8
Jennifer W Bellows
After fellowship, I took a position in a prestigious academic department with a top-notch residency program. I worked full-time clinically and began building my career as an EM academician. Which is to say, I started looking for ways to get shift relief. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 21, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222067/designation-and-validation-of-a-posterior-anatomical-plate-for-the-anterior-column-of-the-acetabulum
#9
Lifeng Zhang, Chuangxin Lin, Shenglu Cao, Yiran Wang, Geng Peng, Yongqiang Xu, Yongzeng Feng, Gang Wang
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment of acetabular fractures is one of the greatest challenges for orthopedic surgeons. Fixation of most displaced fractures requires extensive exposure, which may lead to complications, including blood loss, neural or vascular injury, postoperative infection, wound healing problems, and heterotopic bone formation. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study was conducted to certify an anatomic plate with an anterior column lag screw guiding device to repair the posterior acetabulum. Complete pelvic spiral computed tomography (CT) scan data were collected from 56 patients...
February 21, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220907/exposure-to-excessive-sounds-and-hearing-status-in-academic-classical-music-students
#10
Małgorzata Pawlaczyk-Łuszczyńska, Małgorzata Zamojska-Daniszewska, Adam Dudarewicz, Kamil Zaborowski
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess hearing of music students in relation to their exposure to excessive sounds. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Standard pure-tone audiometry (PTA) was performed in 168 music students, aged 22.5±2.5 years. The control group included 67 subjects, non-music students and non-musicians, aged 22.8±3.3 years. Data on the study subjects' musical experience, instruments in use, time of weekly practice and additional risk factors for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) were identified by means of a questionnaire survey...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220173/spin-polarized-transport-in-graphene-nanoribbons-with-rashba-spin-orbit-interaction-the-effects-of-spatial-symmetry
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Qingtian Zhang, K S Chan, Jingbo Li
We study the spin-dependent transport properties of graphene nanoribbons with Rashba spin-orbit interaction (SOI). It is found that highly spin polarized electrical currents can be produced in asymmetrically-notched graphene nanoribbons, and the polarization components are found to be along the x, y and z directions. The spin polarization is largely enhanced by breaking the spatial symmetries of ideal graphene nanoribbons with Rashba SOI, and the spin polarized electrical currents with higher flexibility in the orientation of the polarization can be generated...
February 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219630/early-complications-from-the-use-of-calcium-phosphate-paste-in-mandibular-lengthening-surgery-a-retrospective-study
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Erica Coppey, Maurice Y Mommaerts
PURPOSE: Calcium phosphate paste is used in mandibular lengthening surgery to avoid unesthetic notching at the lower border and to help stabilize the segments when osteosynthesis slippage is a concern. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the hardened paste increases the incidence of infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of medical charts of all patients who underwent a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy from February 2012 through July 2015...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218276/natural-and-laboratory-mutations-in-kuzbanian-are-associated-with-zinc-stress-phenotypes-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Hung Le Manh, Lain Guio, Miriam Merenciano, Quirze Rovira, Maite G Barrón, Josefa González
Organisms must cope with altered environmental conditions such as high concentrations of heavy metals. Stress response to heavy metals is mediated by the metal-responsive transcription factor 1 (MTF-1), which is conserved from Drosophila to humans. MTF-1 binds to metal response elements (MREs) and changes the expression of target genes. kuzbanian (kuz), a metalloendopeptidase that activates the evolutionary conserved Notch signaling pathway, has been identified as an MTF-1 target gene. We have previously identified a putatively adaptive transposable element in the Drosophila melanogaster genome, named FBti0019170, inserted in a kuz intron...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217707/microrna-regulation-of-human-pancreatic-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Yi-Fan Xu, Bethany N Hannafon, Wei-Qun Ding
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a group of small non-coding RNAs that function primarily in the post transcriptional regulation of gene expression in plants and animals. Deregulation of miRNA expression in cancer cells, including pancreatic cancer cells, is well documented, and the involvement of miRNAs in orchestrating tumor genesis and cancer progression has been recognized. This review focuses on recent reports demonstrating that miRNAs are involved in regulation of pancreatic cancer stem cells (CSCs). A number of miRNA species have been identified to be involved in regulating pancreatic CSCs, including miR-21, miR-34, miR-1246, miR-221, the miR-17-92 cluster, the miR-200 and let-7 families...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216164/conversion-of-glioma-cells-to-glioma-stem-like-cells-by-angiocrine-factors
#15
Jun-Kyum Kim, Hye-Min Jeon, Hee-Young Jeon, Se-Yeong Oh, Eun-Jung Kim, Xiong Jin, Se-Hoon Kim, Sung-Hak Kim, Xun Jin, Hyunggee Kim
Glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) contribute to tumor initiation, progression, and therapeutic resistance, but their cellular origin remains largely unknown. Here, using a stem/progenitor cell-fate tracking reporter system in which eGFP is expressed by promoter of OCT4 that is activated in stem/progenitor cells, we demonstrate that eGFP-negative glioma cells (GCs) became eGFP-positive-GCs in both in vitro cultures and in vivo xenografts. These eGFP-positive-GCs exhibited GSC features and primarily localized to the perivascular region in tumor xenografts, similar to the existence of OCT4-expressing GCs in the perivascular region of human glioblastoma specimens...
February 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216142/astrocytic-calcium-waves-signal-brain-injury-to-neural-stem-and%C3%A2-progenitor%C3%A2-cells
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Anna Kraft, Eduardo Rosales Jubal, Ruth von Laer, Claudia Döring, Adriana Rocha, Moyo Grebbin, Martin Zenke, Helmut Kettenmann, Albrecht Stroh, Stefan Momma
Brain injuries, such as stroke or trauma, induce neural stem cells in the subventricular zone (SVZ) to a neurogenic response. Very little is known about the molecular cues that signal tissue damage, even over large distances, to the SVZ. Based on our analysis of gene expression patterns in the SVZ, 48 hr after an ischemic lesion caused by middle cerebral artery occlusion, we hypothesized that the presence of an injury might be transmitted by an astrocytic traveling calcium wave rather than by diffusible factors or hypoxia...
February 3, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215940/elf5-is-a-principal-cell-lineage-specific-transcription-factor-in-the-kidney-that-contributes-to-aqp2-and-avpr2-gene-expression
#17
Justin Grassmeyer, Malini Mukherjee, Jennifer deRiso, Casey Hettinger, Monica Bailey, Satrajit Sinha, Jane E Visvader, Haotian Zhao, Eric Fogarty, Kameswaran Surendran
The mammalian kidney collecting ducts are critical for water, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis and develop as a branched network of tubular structures composed of principal cells intermingled with intercalated cells. The intermingled nature of the different collecting duct cell types has made it challenging to identify unique and critical factors that mark and/or regulate the development of the different collecting duct cell lineages. Here we report that the canonical Notch signaling pathway components, RBPJ and Presinilin1 and 2, are involved in patterning the mouse collecting duct cell fates by maintaining a balance between principal cell and intercalated cell fates...
February 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215559/soxc-transcription-factors-promote-contralateral-retinal-ganglion-cell-differentiation-and-axon-guidance-in-the-mouse-visual-system
#18
Takaaki Kuwajima, Célia A Soares, Austen A Sitko, Véronique Lefebvre, Carol Mason
Transcription factors control cell identity by regulating diverse developmental steps such as differentiation and axon guidance. The mammalian binocular visual circuit is comprised of projections of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) to ipsilateral and contralateral targets in the brain. A transcriptional code for ipsilateral RGC identity has been identified, but less is known about the transcriptional regulation of contralateral RGC development. Here we demonstrate that SoxC genes (Sox4, 11, and 12) act on the progenitor-to-postmitotic transition to implement contralateral, but not ipsilateral, RGC differentiation, by binding to Hes5 and thus repressing Notch signaling...
February 14, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215225/transcription-factors-in-breast-cancer-lessons-from-recent-genomic-analyses-and-therapeutic-implications
#19
E Zacksenhaus, J C Liu, Z Jiang, Y Yao, L Xia, M Shrestha, Y Ben-David
Multiplatform genomic analyses have identified 93 frequently altered genes in breast cancer. Of these, as many as 49 genes are directly or indirectly involved in transcription. These include constitutive and inducible DNA-binding transcription factors (DB-TFs, 13 genes), corepressors/coactivators (14 genes), epigenetic (10), and mediator/splicing/rRNA (3) factors. At least nine additional genes are immediate upstream regulators of transcriptional cofactors. G:profiler analysis reveals that these alterations affect cell cycle, development/differentiation, steroid hormone, and chromatin modification pathways...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215003/improved-electromagnetic-tracking-for-catheter-path-reconstruction-with-application-in-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy
#20
Elodie Lugez, Hossein Sadjadi, Chandra P Joshi, Selim G Akl, Gabor Fichtinger
PURPOSE: Electromagnetic (EM) catheter tracking has recently been introduced in order to enable prompt and uncomplicated reconstruction of catheter paths in various clinical interventions. However, EM tracking is prone to measurement errors which can compromise the outcome of the procedure. Minimizing catheter tracking errors is therefore paramount to improve the path reconstruction accuracy. METHODS: An extended Kalman filter (EKF) was employed to combine the nonlinear kinematic model of an EM sensor inside the catheter, with both its position and orientation measurements...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
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