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Véronique Hugouvieux, Catarina S Silva, Agnès Jourdain, Arnaud Stigliani, Quentin Charras, Vanessa Conn, Simon J Conn, Cristel C Carles, François Parcy, Chloe Zubieta
The MADS transcription factors (TF) constitute an ancient family of TF found in all eukaryotes that bind DNA as obligate dimers. Plants have dramatically expanded the functional diversity of the MADS family during evolution by adding protein-protein interaction domains to the core DNA-binding domain, allowing the formation of heterotetrameric complexes. Tetramerization of plant MADS TFs is believed to play a central role in the evolution of higher plants by acting as one of the main determinants of flower formation and floral organ specification...
March 19, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
Daniel E O'Brien, Douglas M Shaw, Hyekyung P Cho, Alan J Cross, Steven S Wesolowski, Andrew S Felts, Jonas Bergare, Charles S Elmore, Craig W Lindsley, Colleen M Niswender, P Jeffrey Conn
Allosteric modulation of metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 (mGlu2) has demonstrated efficacy in preclinical rodent models of several brain disorders, leading to industry and academic drug discovery efforts. Although the pharmacology and binding sites of some mGlu2 allosteric modulators have been characterized previously, questions remain about the nature of the allosteric mechanism of cooperativity with glutamate and whether structurally diverse allosteric modulators bind in an identical manner to specific allosteric sites...
March 15, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
Rocco Gogliotti, Nicole Fisher, Branden Stansley, Carrie Jones, Craig Lindsley, Jeffrey Conn, Colleen Niswender
Mutations in the Methyl CpG Binding Protein 2 (MECP2) gene are responsible for the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome (RTT). MeCP2 is a DNA-binding protein whose abundance and ability to complex with HDAC3 is linked to the regulation of chromatin structure. Consequently, loss-of-function mutations in MeCP2 are predicted to have broad effects on gene expression. However, to date, studies in mouse models of RTT have identified a limited number of gene or pathway-level disruptions, and even fewer genes have been identified that could be considered amenable to classical drug discovery approaches...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Zine-Eddine Kherraf, Beatrice Conne, Amir Amiri-Yekta, Marie Christou Kent, Charles Coutton, Jessica Escoffier, Serge Nef, Christophe Arnoult, Pierre F Ray
High throughput sequencing (HTS) and CRISPR/Cas9 are two recent technologies that are currently revolutionizing biological and clinical research. Both techniques are complementary as HTS permits to identify new genetic variants and genes involved in various pathologies and CRISPR/Cas9 permits to create animals or cell models to validate the effect of the identified variants, to characterize the pathogeny of the identified variants and the function of the genes of interest and ultimately to provide ways of correcting the molecular defects...
March 6, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Allison D Ta, Li-Yueh Hsu, Hannah M Conn, Susanne Winkler, Anders M Greve, Sujata M Shanbhag, Marcus Y Chen, W Patricia Bandettini, Andrew E Arai
BACKGROUND: Dark rim artifacts in first-pass cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion images can mimic perfusion defects and affect diagnostic accuracy for coronary artery disease (CAD). We evaluated whether quantitative myocardial blood flow (MBF) can differentiate dark rim artifacts from true perfusion defects in CMR perfusion. METHODS: Regadenoson perfusion CMR was performed at 1.5 T in 76 patients. Significant CAD was defined by quantitative invasive coronary angiography (QCA) ≥ 50% diameter stenosis...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Elias Andrawus, Irit Hochberg, Zaher S Azzam
A 20-year-old female patient was admitted to hospital because of bilateral leg weakness. Laboratory investigation showed metabolic alkalosis and severe hypokalemia. Differential diagnosis included mineralocorticoid or apparent mineralocorticoid excess diseases, with a high aldosterone-to-renin ratio (ARR) after correcting hypokalemia. After confirmatory tests, imaging studies revealed a unilateral adrenocortical adenoma consistent with Conn's disease. Surgery was curative.
February 1, 2018: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
Marie-Laure Lalanne-Mistrih, Philippe Connes, Yann Lamarre, Nathalie Lemonne, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Vanessa Tarer, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Dominique Mougenel, Benoît Tressières, Marc Romana
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the variability of its clinical expression remain not fully understood, whether within or between different SCD genotypes. Recent studies have reported associations between lipid levels and several SCD complications. If lipid levels have been previously described as low in sickle cell anemia (SCA), few data have been provided for sickle cell SC disease (SCC). We designed our epidemiological study to isolate lipid levels and profiles by genotype in Guadeloupian cohorts of SCA and SCC adult patients, at steady state...
March 5, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
R Todd Watkins, Linc J Conn, Robert G Gellin, Theresa S Gonzales, Lindsey M Hamil, Monica J Cayouette, Michael G Schmidt
The analysis of dental students' clinical production/participation has been used to assess whether a prospective graduate is capable of unsupervised and independent practice (that is, competent to perform that practice). This method and others have inherent biases that may not accurately reflect whether the student has mastered the associated concepts and techniques required for dentistry. The aim of this study was to assess an informatics system that assigned curriculum meta-tags with time-based relative educational value units (ReVUs) to each clinical procedure performed by Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) students...
March 2018: Journal of Dental Education
Tessa Kelly, Kelly M Conn, Matthew Zak
OBJECTIVES: Objectives of this study were to 1) assess and compare knowledge and literacy of over-the-counter (OTC) medications among middle and high students and 2) to assess student self-identified lack of knowledge regarding OTC medications. METHODS: A convenience sample of suburban adolescent students completed a two-part survey about OTC medications; part 1 included demographics and baseline knowledge of OTCs, part 2 included medication label interpretation (literacy)...
February 26, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
Dominique Van der Saag, Peter White, Lachlan Ingram, Jaime Manning, Peter Windsor, Peter Thomson, Sabrina Lomax
The use of pain relief during castration and dehorning of calves on commercial beef operations can be limited by constraints associated with the delivery of analgesic agents. As topical anaesthetic (TA) and buccal meloxicam (MEL) are now available in Australia, offering practical analgesic treatments for concurrent castration and dehorning of beef calves, a study was conducted to determine their efficacy in providing pain relief when applied separately or in combination. Weaner calves were randomly allocated to; (1) no castration and dehorning/positive control (CONP); (2) castration and dehorning/negative control (CONN); (3) castration and dehorning with buccal meloxicam (BM); (4) castration and dehorning with topical anaesthetic (TA); and (5) castration and dehorning with buccal meloxicam and topical anaesthetic (BMTA)...
February 28, 2018: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
Branden J Stansley, P Jeffrey Conn
Accumulating evidence suggests that a dysregulation of the glutamatergic system exists in the brains of schizophrenia patients. The metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors are being investigated as novel drug targets for this disease, and have shown promise in both preclinical and clinical studies. Activation of mGlu5 receptors may be efficacious for several symptom domains (positive, negative, and cognitive) and the potential for targeting mGlu5 receptors has been bolstered by recent research on mitigating toxicity profiles associated with mGlu5 activation...
February 24, 2018: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
Claire J Wiggins, Larry H Hollier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 26, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Alexandra J Lin, Sarah J Karinja, Jaime L Bernstein, Julia Jin, Yoshiko Toyoda, Andrew J Miller, Pat B Zanzonico, Jason A Spector
INTRODUCTION: Capsular contracture after breast reconstruction is a morbid complication, occurring in 30.0% to 47.5% of patients undergoing postoperative radiotherapy. Although it is well known that radiation increases rate of capsular contracture, there are few well-established animal models that faithfully replicate standard-of-care clinical practice, that is, prosthesis placement at the time of mastectomy followed by delayed radiotherapy. To better recapitulate current clinical practice, we developed a murine model in which the implant sites were irradiated 10 days postoperatively, rather than at time of surgery...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Thamir Alandijany, Ashley P E Roberts, Kristen L Conn, Colin Loney, Steven McFarlane, Anne Orr, Chris Boutell
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006769.].
February 2018: PLoS Pathogens
David J Edmonds, Daniel W Kung, Amit S Kalgutkar, Kevin J Filipski, David C Ebner, Shawn Cabral, Aaron C Smith, Gary E Aspnes, Samit K Bhattacharya, Kris A Borzilleri, Janice A Brown, Matthew F Calabrese, Nicole L Caspers, Emily C Cokorinos, Edward L Conn, Matthew S Dowling, Heather Eng, Bo Feng, Dilinie P Fernando, Nathan Edward Genung, Michael Herr, Ravi G Kurumbail, Sophie Y Lavergne, Esther C-Y Lee, Qifang Li, Sumathy Mathialagan, Russell A Miller, Jane Panteleev, Jana Polivkova, Francis Rajamohan, Allan R Reyes, Christopher T Salatto, Andre Shavnya, Benjamin A Thuma, Meihua Tu, Jessica Ward, Jane M Withka, Jun Xiao, Kimberly O Cameron
. Optimization of the pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of a series of activators of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is described. Derivatives of the previously-described 5-aryl-indole-3-carboxylic acid clinical candidate (1) were examined with the goal of reducing glucuronidation rate and minimizing renal excretion. Compounds 10 (PF-06679142) and 14 (PF-06685249) exhibited robust activation of AMPK in rat kidneys, as well as desirable oral absorption, low plasma clearance and negligible renal clearance in preclinical species...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Catharine Prussing, Marta Moreno, Marlon P Saavedra, Sara A Bickersmith, Dionicia Gamboa, Freddy Alava, Carl D Schlichting, Kevin J Emerson, Joseph M Vinetz, Jan E Conn
BACKGROUND: In Loreto Department, Peru, a successful 2005-2010 malaria control programme (known as PAMAFRO) included massive distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). Additional local distribution of LLINs occurred in individual villages, but not between 2012 and 2015. A 2011-2012 study of the primary regional malaria vector Anopheles darlingi detected a trend of increased exophagy compared with pre-PAMAFRO behaviour. For the present study, An. darlingi were collected in three villages in Loreto in 2013-2015 to test two hypotheses: (1) that between LLIN distributions, An...
February 20, 2018: Malaria Journal
S R Shunmugam, Conn Sugihara, Nick Freemantle, Patrick Round, Steve Furniss, Neil Sulke
PURPOSE: The ultrarapid delayed rectifier current (IKur ) carried by Kv1.5 channels, which are solely expressed in the atrium, is a potential target for safer treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). XEN-D0103 is a nanomolar ion channel blocker that selectively inhibits potassium ion flux through the Kv1.5 ion channel. The efficacy of XEN-D0103 in reducing AF burden was assessed in patients with DDDRp permanent pacemakers (PPMs) and PAF. METHODS: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study was performed in patients with PAF and DDDRp PPMs with advanced atrial and ventricular Holters allowing beat-to-beat arrhythmia follow-up...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Sarah Skinner, Vincent Pialoux, Bérengère Fromy, Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel, Philippe Connes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2018: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Li-Yueh Hsu, Matthew Jacobs, Mitchel Benovoy, Allison D Ta, Hannah M Conn, Susanne Winkler, Anders M Greve, Marcus Y Chen, Sujata M Shanbhag, W Patricia Bandettini, Andrew E Arai
OBJECTIVES: The authors developed a fully automated framework to quantify myocardial blood flow (MBF) from contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion imaging and evaluated its diagnostic performance in patients. BACKGROUND: Fully quantitative CMR perfusion pixel maps were previously validated with microsphere MBF measurements and showed potential in clinical applications, but the methods required laborious manual processes and were excessively time-consuming...
February 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Charles Coutton, Alexandra S Vargas, Amir Amiri-Yekta, Zine-Eddine Kherraf, Selima Fourati Ben Mustapha, Pauline Le Tanno, Clémentine Wambergue-Legrand, Thomas Karaouzène, Guillaume Martinez, Serge Crouzy, Abbas Daneshipour, Seyedeh Hanieh Hosseini, Valérie Mitchell, Lazhar Halouani, Ouafi Marrakchi, Mounir Makni, Habib Latrous, Mahmoud Kharouf, Jean-François Deleuze, Anne Boland, Sylviane Hennebicq, Véronique Satre, Pierre-Simon Jouk, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg, Beatrice Conne, Denis Dacheux, Nicolas Landrein, Alain Schmitt, Laurence Stouvenel, Patrick Lorès, Elma El Khouri, Serge P Bottari, Julien Fauré, Jean-Philippe Wolf, Karin Pernet-Gallay, Jessica Escoffier, Hamid Gourabi, Derrick R Robinson, Serge Nef, Emmanuel Dulioust, Raoudha Zouari, Mélanie Bonhivers, Aminata Touré, Christophe Arnoult, Pierre F Ray
Spermatogenesis defects concern millions of men worldwide, yet the vast majority remains undiagnosed. Here we report men with primary infertility due to multiple morphological abnormalities of the sperm flagella with severe disorganization of the sperm axoneme, a microtubule-based structure highly conserved throughout evolution. Whole-exome sequencing was performed on 78 patients allowing the identification of 22 men with bi-allelic mutations in DNAH1 (n = 6), CFAP43 (n = 10), and CFAP44 (n = 6). CRISPR/Cas9 created homozygous CFAP43/44 male mice that were infertile and presented severe flagellar defects confirming the human genetic results...
February 15, 2018: Nature Communications
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