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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133869/erratum-organocatalyzed-synthesis-of-fluorinated-poly-aryl-thioethers
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Nathaniel H Park, Gabriel Dos Passos Gomes, Mareva Fevre, Gavin O Jones, Igor V Alabugin, James L Hedrick
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November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093263/human-vaccination-against-rh5-induces-neutralizing-antimalarial-antibodies-that-inhibit-rh5-invasion-complex-interactions
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Ruth O Payne, Sarah E Silk, Sean C Elias, Kazutoyo Miura, Ababacar Diouf, Francis Galaway, Hans de Graaf, Nathan J Brendish, Ian D Poulton, Oliver J Griffiths, Nick J Edwards, Jing Jin, Geneviève M Labbé, Daniel Gw Alanine, Loredana Siani, Stefania Di Marco, Rachel Roberts, Nicky Green, Eleanor Berrie, Andrew S Ishizuka, Carolyn M Nielsen, Martino Bardelli, Frederica D Partey, Michael F Ofori, Lea Barfod, Juliana Wambua, Linda M Murungi, Faith H Osier, Sumi Biswas, James S McCarthy, Angela M Minassian, Rebecca Ashfield, Nicola K Viebig, Fay L Nugent, Alexander D Douglas, Johan Vekemans, Gavin J Wright, Saul N Faust, Adrian Vs Hill, Carole A Long, Alison M Lawrie, Simon J Draper
The development of a highly effective vaccine remains a key strategic goal to aid the control and eventual eradication of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. In recent years, the reticulocyte-binding protein homolog 5 (RH5) has emerged as the most promising blood-stage P. falciparum candidate antigen to date, capable of conferring protection against stringent challenge in Aotus monkeys. We report on the first clinical trial to our knowledge to assess the RH5 antigen - a dose-escalation phase Ia study in 24 healthy, malaria-naive adult volunteers...
November 2, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075258/quantitative-characterization-of-the-t-cell-receptor-repertoire-of-na%C3%A3-ve-and-memory-subsets-using-an-integrated-experimental-and-computational-pipeline-which-is-robust-economical-and-versatile
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Theres Oakes, James M Heather, Katharine Best, Rachel Byng-Maddick, Connor Husovsky, Mazlina Ismail, Kroopa Joshi, Gavin Maxwell, Mahdad Noursadeghi, Natalie Riddell, Tabea Ruehl, Carolin T Turner, Imran Uddin, Benny Chain
The T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire can provide a personalized biomarker for infectious and non-infectious diseases. We describe a protocol for amplifying, sequencing, and analyzing TCRs which is robust, sensitive, and versatile. The key experimental step is ligation of a single-stranded oligonucleotide to the 3' end of the TCR cDNA. This allows amplification of all possible rearrangements using a single set of primers per locus. It also introduces a unique molecular identifier to label each starting cDNA molecule...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068448/color-manipulation-through-microchip-tinting-for-colorimetric-detection-using-hue-image-analysis
#4
Shannon T Krauss, Aeren Q Nauman, Gavin T Garner, James P Landers
Colorimetry with microfluidic devices has been proven to be an advantageous method for in situ analyses where limited resources and rapid response for untrained users are desired. Image analysis using a small camera or cell phone can be easily incorporated for an objective readout, eliminating variations from normal differences in color perception and environmental factors during analysis. The image analysis using the parameter hue, for example, has been utilized as a highly effective, objective analysis method that correlates with the psychological way color is perceived...
November 21, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051622/genome-guided-phylo-transcriptomic-methods-and-the-nuclear-phylogentic-tree-of-the-paniceae-grasses
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Jacob D Washburn, James C Schnable, Gavin C Conant, Thomas P Brutnell, Ying Shao, Yang Zhang, Martha Ludwig, Gerrit Davidse, J Chris Pires
The past few years have witnessed a paradigm shift in molecular systematics from phylogenetic methods (using one or a few genes) to those that can be described as phylogenomics (phylogenetic inference with entire genomes). One approach that has recently emerged is phylo-transcriptomics (transcriptome-based phylogenetic inference). As in any phylogenetics experiment, accurate orthology inference is critical to phylo-transcriptomics. To date, most analyses have inferred orthology based either on pure sequence similarity or using gene-tree approaches...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028128/diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-hepatic-proton-density-fat-fraction-in-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Michael S Middleton, Mark L Van Natta, Elhamy R Heba, Adina Alazraki, Andrew T Trout, Prakash Masand, Elizabeth M Brunt, David E Kleiner, Edward Doo, James Tonascia, Joel E Lavine, Wei Shen, Gavin Hamilton, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Claude B Sirlin
We assessed the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) proton density fat fraction (PDFF) in children to stratify hepatic steatosis grade before and after treatment in the Cysteamine Bitartrate Delayed-Release for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children (CyNCh) trial, using centrally-scored histology as reference. Participants had multi-echo 1.5T or 3T MRI on scanners from three manufacturers. Of 169 enrolled children, 110 (65%) and 83 (49%) had MRI and liver biopsy at baseline and at end-of-treatment (EOT; 52-weeks), respectively...
October 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020412/emerging-role-of-one-carbon-metabolism-and-dna-methylation-enrichment-on-%C3%AE-containing-gabaa-receptor-expression-in-the-cerebellum-of-subjects-with-alcohol-use-disorders-aud
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Eleonora Gatta, James Auta, David P Gavin, Dulal K Bhaumik, Dennis R Grayson, Subhash C Pandey, Alessandro Guidotti
BACKGROUND: Cerebellum is an area of the brain particularly sensitive to the effects of acute and chronic alcohol consumption. Alcohol exposure decreases cerebellar Purkinje cell output by increasing GABA release from Golgi cells onto extrasynaptic α6/δ-containing GABAA receptors located on glutamatergic granule cells. Here, we studied whether chronic alcohol consumption induces changes in GABAA receptor subunit expression and whether these changes are associated with alterations in epigenetic mechanisms via DNA methylation...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991255/patient-derived-xenografts-undergo-mouse-specific-tumor-evolution
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Uri Ben-David, Gavin Ha, Yuen-Yi Tseng, Noah F Greenwald, Coyin Oh, Juliann Shih, James M McFarland, Bang Wong, Jesse S Boehm, Rameen Beroukhim, Todd R Golub
Patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) have become a prominent cancer model system, as they are presumed to faithfully represent the genomic features of primary tumors. Here we monitored the dynamics of copy number alterations (CNAs) in 1,110 PDX samples across 24 cancer types. We observed rapid accumulation of CNAs during PDX passaging, often due to selection of preexisting minor clones. CNA acquisition in PDXs was correlated with the tissue-specific levels of aneuploidy and genetic heterogeneity observed in primary tumors...
November 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985562/cohesin-loss-eliminates-all-loop-domains
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Suhas S P Rao, Su-Chen Huang, Brian Glenn St Hilaire, Jesse M Engreitz, Elizabeth M Perez, Kyong-Rim Kieffer-Kwon, Adrian L Sanborn, Sarah E Johnstone, Gavin D Bascom, Ivan D Bochkov, Xingfan Huang, Muhammad S Shamim, Jaeweon Shin, Douglass Turner, Ziyi Ye, Arina D Omer, James T Robinson, Tamar Schlick, Bradley E Bernstein, Rafael Casellas, Eric S Lander, Erez Lieberman Aiden
The human genome folds to create thousands of intervals, called "contact domains," that exhibit enhanced contact frequency within themselves. "Loop domains" form because of tethering between two loci-almost always bound by CTCF and cohesin-lying on the same chromosome. "Compartment domains" form when genomic intervals with similar histone marks co-segregate. Here, we explore the effects of degrading cohesin. All loop domains are eliminated, but neither compartment domains nor histone marks are affected. Loss of loop domains does not lead to widespread ectopic gene activation but does affect a significant minority of active genes...
October 5, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945243/germline-bias-dictates-cross-serotype-reactivity-in-a-common-dengue-virus-specific-cd8-t-cell-response
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Abigail Culshaw, Kristin Ladell, Stephanie Gras, James E McLaren, Kelly L Miners, Carine Farenc, Heleen van den Heuvel, Emma Gostick, Wanwisa Dejnirattisai, Apirath Wangteeraprasert, Thaneeya Duangchinda, Pojchong Chotiyarnwong, Wannee Limpitikul, Sirijitt Vasanawathana, Prida Malasit, Tao Dong, Jamie Rossjohn, Juthathip Mongkolsapaya, David A Price, Gavin R Screaton
Adaptive immune responses protect against infection with dengue virus (DENV), yet cross-reactivity with distinct serotypes can precipitate life-threatening clinical disease. We found that clonotypes expressing the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) β-chain variable region 11 (TRBV11-2) were 'preferentially' activated and mobilized within immunodominant human-leukocyte-antigen-(HLA)-A*11:01-restricted CD8(+) T cell populations specific for variants of the nonstructural protein epitope NS3133 that characterize the serotypes DENV1, DENV3 and DENV4...
November 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911947/administration-of-albumin-solution-increases-serum-levels-of-albumin-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-failure-in-a-single-arm-feasibility-trial
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Louise China, Simon S Skene, Zainib Shabir, Alexander Maini, Yvonne Sylvestre, Kate Bennett, Scott Bevan, James O'Beirne, Ewan Forrest, Jim Portal, Steve Ryder, Gavin Wright, Derek W Gilroy, Alastair O'Brien
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Infections are life-threatening to patients with acute decompensation and acute-on-chronic liver failure (AD/ACLF). Patients with AD/ACLF have prostaglandin E2-mediated immune suppression, which can be reversed by administration of albumin; infusion of 20% human albumin solution (HAS) might improve outcomes of infections. We performed a feasibility study to determine optimal trial design, assess safety, and validate laboratory assessments of immune function to inform design of a phase 3 trial...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899991/infographic-consensus-statement-on-concussion-in-sport
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EDITORIAL
Paul McCrory, Willem Meeuwisse, Jiri Dvorak, Mark Aubry, Julian Bailes, Steven Broglio, Robert C Cantu, David Cassidy, Ruben J Echemendia, Rudy J Castellani, Gavin A Davis, Richard Ellenbogen, Carolyn Emery, Lars Engebretsen, Nina Feddermann-Demont, Christopher C Giza, Kevin M Guskiewicz, Stanley Herring, Grant L Iverson, Karen M Johnston, James Kissick, Jeffrey Kutcher, John J Leddy, David Maddocks, Michael Makdissi, Geoff Manley, Michael McCrea, William P Meehan, Shinji Nagahiro, Jon Patricios, Margot Putukian, Kathryn J Schneider, Allen Sills, Charles H Tator, Michael Turner, Pieter E Vos
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September 12, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892041/guide-bound-structures-of-an-rna-targeting-a-cleaving-crispr-cas13a-enzyme
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Gavin J Knott, Alexandra East-Seletsky, Joshua C Cofsky, James M Holton, Emeric Charles, Mitchell R O'Connell, Jennifer A Doudna
CRISPR adaptive immune systems protect bacteria from infections by deploying CRISPR RNA (crRNA)-guided enzymes to recognize and cut foreign nucleic acids. Type VI-A CRISPR-Cas systems include the Cas13a enzyme, an RNA-activated RNase capable of crRNA processing and single-stranded RNA degradation upon target-transcript binding. Here we present the 2.0-Å resolution crystal structure of a crRNA-bound Lachnospiraceae bacterium Cas13a (LbaCas13a), representing a recently discovered Cas13a enzyme subtype. This structure and accompanying biochemical experiments define the Cas13a catalytic residues that are directly responsible for crRNA maturation...
October 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863009/methadone-and-the-qtc-interval-paucity-of-clinically-significant-factors-in-a-retrospective-cohort
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Gavin Bart, Zachary Wyman, Qi Wang, James S Hodges, Rehan Karim, Bradley A Bart
OBJECTIVE: Methadone is associated with prolongation of the electrocardiographic QTc interval. QTc prolongation may be linked to cardiac dysrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. The rate of these events is unknown in methadone-maintained patients. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study of 749 patients with opioid use disorder receiving methadone maintenance therapy through a single safety-net hospital, queried the electronic health record for electrocardiogram results, demographics, methadone dose, and diagnostic codes consistent with cardiac conduction disorder (International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision [ICD-9] 426) and cardiac dysrhythmia (ICD-9 427)...
November 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851831/tfg-facilitates-outer-coat-disassembly-on-copii-transport-carriers-to-promote-tethering-and-fusion-with-er-golgi-intermediate-compartments
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Michael G Hanna, Samuel Block, E B Frankel, Feng Hou, Adam Johnson, Lin Yuan, Gavin Knight, James J Moresco, John R Yates, Randolph Ashton, Randy Schekman, Yufeng Tong, Anjon Audhya
The conserved coat protein complex II (COPII) mediates the initial steps of secretory protein trafficking by assembling onto subdomains of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in two layers to generate cargo-laden transport carriers that ultimately fuse with an adjacent ER-Golgi intermediate compartment (ERGIC). Here, we demonstrate that Trk-fused gene (TFG) binds directly to the inner layer of the COPII coat. Specifically, the TFG C terminus interacts with Sec23 through a shared interface with the outer COPII coat and the cargo receptor Tango1/cTAGE5...
September 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817507/comparison-of-consent-models-in-a-randomized-trial-of-corticosteroids-in-pediatric-septic-shock
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Kusum Menon, Katharine O'Hearn, James Dayre McNally, Anand Acharya, Hector R Wong, Margaret Lawson, Tim Ramsay, Lauralyn McIntyre, Elaine Gilfoyle, Marisa Tucci, David Wensley, Ronald Gottesman, Gavin Morrison, Karen Choong
OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of deferred and prior informed consent models in the context of a low additional risk to standard of care, placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial of corticosteroids in pediatric septic shock. DESIGN: An observational substudy of consent processes in a randomized controlled trial of hydrocortisone versus placebo. SETTING: Seven tertiary level PICUs in Canada. PATIENTS: Children newborn to 17 years inclusive admitted to PICU with suspected septic shock between July 2014 and March 2016...
November 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792876/nad-deficiency-congenital-malformations-and-niacin-supplementation
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Hongjun Shi, Annabelle Enriquez, Melissa Rapadas, Ella M M A Martin, Roni Wang, Julie Moreau, Chai K Lim, Justin O Szot, Eddie Ip, James N Hughes, Kotaro Sugimoto, David T Humphreys, Aideen M McInerney-Leo, Paul J Leo, Ghassan J Maghzal, Jake Halliday, Janine Smith, Alison Colley, Paul R Mark, Felicity Collins, David O Sillence, David S Winlaw, Joshua W K Ho, Gilles J Guillemin, Matthew A Brown, Kazu Kikuchi, Paul Q Thomas, Roland Stocker, Eleni Giannoulatou, Gavin Chapman, Emma L Duncan, Duncan B Sparrow, Sally L Dunwoodie
BACKGROUND: Congenital malformations can be manifested as combinations of phenotypes that co-occur more often than expected by chance. In many such cases, it has proved difficult to identify a genetic cause. We sought the genetic cause of cardiac, vertebral, and renal defects, among others, in unrelated patients. METHODS: We used genomic sequencing to identify potentially pathogenic gene variants in families in which a person had multiple congenital malformations...
August 10, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761127/organocatalyzed-synthesis-of-fluorinated-poly-aryl-thioethers
#18
Nathaniel H Park, Gabriel Dos Passos Gomes, Mareva Fevre, Gavin O Jones, Igor V Alabugin, James L Hedrick
The preparation of high-performance fluorinated poly(aryl thioethers) has received little attention compared to the corresponding poly(aryl ethers), despite the excellent physical properties displayed by many polysulfides. Herein, we report a highly efficient route to fluorinated poly(aryl thioethers) via an organocatalyzed nucleophilic aromatic substitution of silyl-protected dithiols. This approach requires low catalyst loadings, proceeds rapidly at room temperature, and is effective for many different perfluorinated or highly activated aryl monomers...
August 1, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751099/efficacy-and-safety-of-delayed-release-dimethyl-fumarate-for-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-in-prior-interferon-users-an-integrated-analysis-of-define-and-confirm
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Óscar Fernández, Gavin Giovannoni, Robert J Fox, Ralf Gold, J Theodore Phillips, James Potts, Macaulay Okwuokenye, Jing L Marantz
PURPOSE: In Phase III studies (DEFINE [Determination of the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Fumarate in Relapsing-Remitting MS]/CONFIRM [Comparator and an Oral Fumarate in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis]), delayed-release dimethyl fumarate (DMF) demonstrated significant efficacy and a favorable benefit-risk profile in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Post hoc analyses of integrated data from DEFINE/CONFIRM were conducted to evaluate the effect of DMF in patients previously treated with interferon (IFN) beta...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739079/individual-confidence-weighting-and-group-decision-making
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REVIEW
James A R Marshall, Gavin Brown, Andrew N Radford
Group-living species frequently pool individual information so as to reach consensus decisions such as when and where to move, or whether a predator is present. Such opinion-pooling has been demonstrated empirically, and theoretical models have been proposed to explain why group decisions are more reliable than individual decisions. Behavioural ecology theory frequently assumes that all individuals have equal decision-making abilities, but decision theory relaxes this assumption and has been tested in human groups...
July 21, 2017: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
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