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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888437/differences-in-the-metabolic-profiles-and-antioxidant-activities-of-wild-and-cultivated-black-soybeans-evaluated-by-correlation-analysis
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Jiu Liang Xu, Jeong-Sook Shin, Soo-Kwon Park, Sungtaeg Kang, Soon-Chun Jeong, Jung-Kyung Moon, Yongsoo Choi
Wild soybeans are considered a potential resource for soybean domestication and an important source of genetic diversity for soybean crop improvement. Understanding metabolite-caused bioactivity differences between cultivated and wild soybeans is essential for designing a soybean with enhanced nutritional traits. In this study, the non-targeted metabolic profiling of 26 soybean varieties, 15 wild black soybeans (WBS) and 11 cultivated black soybeans (CBS), using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) in combination with multivariate analysis revealed significant differences in 25 differential metabolites...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878853/bilateral-renal-metastasis-of-h%C3%A3-rthle-cell-thyroid-cancer-with-discordant-uptake-between-i-131-sodium-iodide-and-f-18-fdg
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Apichaya Claimon, Minseok Suh, Gi Jeong Cheon, Dong Soo Lee, E Edmund Kim, June-Key Chung
Renal metastasis of thyroid cancer is extremely rare. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman with Hürthle cell thyroid cancer (HCTC) with lungs, bones, and bilateral kidneys metastases. The renal metastatic lesions were clearly demonstrated by (131)I whole body scan (WBS) with SPECT/CT. However, they exhibited false-negative results in (18)F-FDG PET/CT, kidney ultrasonography, and contrast-enhanced CT scan. The findings imply that tumors have low glucose metabolism and are able to accumulate radioiodine, which is not commonly found in the relatively aggressive nature of HCTC...
September 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869624/computerized-static-posturography-and-laterality-in-children-influence-of-age
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Sophie Bourelle, Nilanjan Dey, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Benoit Berge, Vincent Gautheron, Jerome Cottalorda, Redha Taiar
PURPOSE: The present study aims to explore relationships between footedness and posturographic assessment in children aged from 4 to 10. A real-time computerised device was used on a force plate for movement analysis. It requires a static posturography to assess postural control of children with the same handedness and footedness. METHODS: Thirty eight right-handed and right-footed children organized in three age groups of 4 to 6 years old, 6 to 8 years old and 8 to 10 years old participated in the study...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776031/structural-variants-in-genes-associated-with-human-williams-beuren-syndrome-underlie-stereotypical-hypersociability-in-domestic-dogs
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Bridgett M vonHoldt, Emily Shuldiner, Ilana Janowitz Koch, Rebecca Y Kartzinel, Andrew Hogan, Lauren Brubaker, Shelby Wanser, Daniel Stahler, Clive D L Wynne, Elaine A Ostrander, Janet S Sinsheimer, Monique A R Udell
Although considerable progress has been made in understanding the genetic basis of morphologic traits (for example, body size and coat color) in dogs and wolves, the genetic basis of their behavioral divergence is poorly understood. An integrative approach using both behavioral and genetic data is required to understand the molecular underpinnings of the various behavioral characteristics associated with domestication. We analyze a 5-Mb genomic region on chromosome 6 previously found to be under positive selection in domestic dog breeds...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747993/adolescent-adaptive-behavior-profiles-in-williams-beuren-syndrome-down-syndrome-and-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Carolina Grego Del Cole, Sheila Cavalcante Caetano, Wagner Ribeiro, Arthur Melo E E Kümmer, Andrea Parolin Jackowski
BACKGROUND: Adaptive behavior can be impaired in different neurodevelopmental disorders and may be influenced by confounding factors, such as intelligence quotient (IQ) and socioeconomic classification. Our main objective was to verify whether adaptive behavior profiles differ in three conditions-Williams Beuren syndrome (WBS), Down syndrome (DS), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as compared with healthy controls (HC) and with each other. Although the literature points towards each disorder having a characteristic profile, no study has compared profiles to establish the specificity of each one...
2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738834/the-value-of-99m-tc-methylene-diphosphonate-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-in-diagnosis-of-fibrous-dysplasia
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Linqi Zhang, Qiao He, Wei Li, Rusen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare benign bone disorder in which the normal bone is replaced by immature fibro-osseous tissue. However, some case reports have reported that FD showed significantly increased (99m)Tc-methylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-MDP) uptake on whole-body bone scintigraphy (WBS), which may mimic bone metastasis or skeletal involvement of the patients with known cancer. Thus, the purpose of present study is to observe the reliable characteristics and usefulness of single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) for the diagnosis of FD...
July 24, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717237/fat-binding-capacity-and-modulation-of-the-gut-microbiota-both-determine-the-effect-of-wheat-bran-fractions-on-adiposity
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Francesco Suriano, Laure B Bindels, Joran Verspreet, Christophe M Courtin, Kristin Verbeke, Patrice D Cani, Audrey M Neyrinck, Nathalie M Delzenne
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of different wheat bran fractions on the gut microbiota and fat binding capacity to explain their differential effects on metabolic and inflammatory disorders induced by a western diet (WD) in mice. Wheat bran derived arabinoxylan oligosaccharides (AXOS), a crude fraction of wheat bran (WB), or the same wheat bran with reduced particle size (WBs) were added to the WD of mice for 8 weeks. AXOS shifted the gut microbiota composition, blunted Clostridium and Turicibacter genera and strongly promoted Bifidobacterium and Butyricicoccus genera, independently of changes in gut antimicrobial peptide expression...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709735/genetic-variation-and-correlated-changes-in-reproductive-performance-of-a-red-tilapia-line-selected-for-improved-growth-over-three-generations
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Ngo Phu Thoa, Azhar Hamzah, Nguyen Hong Nguyen
The present study examines genetic variation and correlated changes in reproductive performance traits in a red tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) population selected over three generations for improved growth. A total of 328 breeding females (offspring of 111 sires and 118 dams) had measurements of body weight prior to spawning (WBS), number of fry at hatching (NFH), total fry weight (TFW) and number of dead fry (NDF) or mortality of fry including unhatched eggs at hatching (MFH). Restricted maximum likelihood (REML) analysis in a multi-trait model showed that there are heritable genetic components for all traits studied...
July 6, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677070/i-131-biokinetics-of-remnant-normal-thyroid-tissue-and-residual-thyroid-cancer-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-comparison-between-recombinant-human-tsh-administration-and-thyroid-hormone-withdrawal
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Chae Moon Hong, Choon-Young Kim, Seung Hyun Son, Ji-Hoon Jung, Chang-Hee Lee, Ju Hye Jeong, Shin Young Jeong, Sang-Woo Lee, Jaetae Lee, Byeong-Cheol Ahn
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess I-131 biokinetics in thyroid cancer and remnant tissue in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer using whole-body scan (WBS) and SPECT images acquired after I-131 therapy. The influence of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulation method on the kinetics was also evaluated. METHODS: A total of 57 patients who received I-131 therapy (2.96-7.4 GBq) were retrospectively included. TSH stimulation was achieved by recombinant human thyrotropin (rhTSH) or by thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW)...
July 4, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671740/atp-prevents-woronin-bodies-from-sealing-septal-pores-in-unwounded-cells-of-the-fungus-zymoseptoria-tritici
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G Steinberg, M Schuster, C Hacker, S Kilaru, A Correia
Septa of filamentous ascomycetes are perforated by septal pores that allow communication between individual hyphal compartments. Upon injury, septal pores are plugged rapidly by Woronin bodies (WBs), thereby preventing extensive cytoplasmic bleeding. The mechanism by which WBs translocate into the pore is not known, but it has been suggested that wound-induced cytoplasmic bleeding "flushes" WBs into the septal opening. Alternatively, contraction of septum-associated tethering proteins may pull WBs into the septal pore...
July 3, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608466/crystal-structure-of-human-wbscr16-an-rcc1-like-protein-in-mitochondria
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Masako Koyama, Taeko Sasaki, Narie Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Matsuura
WBSCR16 (Williams-Beuren Syndrome Chromosomal Region 16) gene is located in a large deletion region of Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS), which is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Although the relationship between WBSCR16 and WBS remains unclear, it has been reported that WBSCR16 is a member of a functional module that regulates mitochondrial 16S rRNA abundance and intra-mitochondrial translation. WBSCR16 has RCC1 (Regulator of Chromosome Condensation 1)-like amino acid sequence repeats but the function of WBSCR16 appears to be different from that of other RCC1 superfamily members...
September 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592305/incremental-diagnostic-utility-of-systematic-double-bed-spect-ct-for-bone-scintigraphy-in-initial-staging-of-cancer-patients
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Catherine Guezennec, Nathalie Keromnes, Philippe Robin, Ronan Abgral, David Bourhis, Solène Querellou, Romain de Laroche, Alexandra Le Duc-Pennec, Pierre-Yves Salaün, Pierre-Yves Le Roux
BACKGROUND: SPECT/CT has been shown to increase the diagnostic performance of bone scintigraphy for staging of malignancies. A systematic double-bed SPECT/CT of the trunk may allow further improvement. However, this would be balanced by higher dosimetry and longer acquisition time. The objective was to assess the incremental diagnostic utility of a systematic double-bed SPECT/CT acquisition for bone scintigraphy in initial staging of cancer patients, especially compared with the usual approach consisting in a whole body planar scan (WBS) plus one single-bed targeted SPECT/CT...
June 7, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588229/diagnostic-performance-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-negative-131-i-wbs-at-first-postablation-negative-tg-and-progressively-increased-tgab-level
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Zhong-Ling Qiu, Wei-Jun Wei, Chen-Tian Shen, Hong-Jun Song, Xin-Yun Zhang, Zhen-Kui Sun, Quan-Yong Luo
Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients with negative serum thyroglobulin (Tg), negative (131)I whole-body scintigraphy ((131)I-WBS) at first post-ablation and progressively increased TgAb level are a relatively rare entity in the follow-up after total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine therapy. The value of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in detecting the recurrence of disease in these patients has only been reported in a small case series. The goal of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in detecting recurrent disease in these specific PTC patients and to identify risk factors for patients with positive (18)F-FDG PET/CT results...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585147/optimal-threshold-of-stimulated-serum-thyroglobulin-level-for-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-in-patients-with-thyroid-cancer
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Hong Chai, Hu Zhang, Yong-Li Yu, Yun-Chao Gao
This study was to explore the optimal threshold of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)-stimulated serum thyroglobulin (s-Tg) for patients who were to receive (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET/CT scan owing to clinical suspicion of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) recurrence but negative post-therapeutic (131)I whole-body scan ((131)I-WBS). A total of 60 qualified patients underwent PET/CT scanning from October 2010 to July 2014. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analyses showed that s-Tg levels over 49 μg/L led to the highest diagnostic accuracy of PET/CT to detect recurrence, with a sensitivity of 89...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574231/a-new-diagnosis-of-williams-beuren-syndrome-in-a-49-year-old-man-with-severe-bullous-emphysema
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Monica H Wojcik, Nikkola Carmichael, Frederick R Bieber, Daniel C Wiener, Rachna Madan, Barbara R Pober, Benjamin A Raby
Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a chromosomal microdeletion syndrome typically presenting with intellectual disability, a unique personality, a characteristic facial appearance, and cardiovascular disease. Several clinical features of WBS are thought to be due to haploinsufficiency of elastin (ELN), as the ELN locus is included within the WBS critical region at 7q11.23. Emphysema, a disease attributed to destruction of pulmonary elastic fibers, has been reported in patients without WBS who have pathogenic variants in ELN but only once (in one patient) in WBS...
August 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514760/clinical-study-of-99mtc-3p-rgd2-peptide-imaging-in-osteolytic-bone-metastasis
#16
Guoqiang Shao, Wei Gu, Muhong Guo, Shiming Zang, Jinjing Fu, Shuang Liu, Feng Wang, Zizheng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of integrin αvβ3 targeted imaging with 99mTc-HYNIC-PEG4-E[PEG4-c(RGDfk)]2 (99mTc-3P-RGD2) as a radiotracer in dectecting osteolytic bone metastases. METHODS: This is a retrospective study involving a cohort of 69 consecutive patients including 59 with lung cancer and 10 with other cancers. Patients were required to receive whole body scan (WBS) and regional SPECT/CT imaging with 99mTc-3P-RGD2 (RGD imaging) and 99mTc-MDP (MDP imaging) as a radiotracer successively within days...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513840/histomorphology-and-innate-immunity-during-the-progression-of-osteoarthritis-does-synovitis-affect-cartilage-degradation
#17
Huan Wang, Qingguo Wang, Meijuan Yang, Lili Yang, Weili Wang, Haobin Ding, Dong Zhang, Jing Xu, Xuezhang Tang, Haitao Ding, Qingfu Wang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common chronic degenerative disease that affects all joints. At present, the pathological processes and mechanisms of OA are still unclear. Innate immunity, a key player in damage to the structure of the joint and the mechanism by which the host attempts to repair OA, affects all pathological stages of the disease. In the present study, our aim was to assess changes in innate immunity during the pathological processes of OA in articular cartilage (AC) and the synovial membrane (SM), which are the major structures in joints, and to systematically examine the histological changes in AC and SM in mild, moderate and severe cases of OA, in order to further speculate about the manner in which the interactions of AC and SM are facilitated by innate immunity...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489758/analysis-of-radioiodine-therapy-and-prognostic-factors-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-patients-with-pulmonary-metastasis-an-8-year-retrospective-study
#18
Renfei Wang, Yueqian Zhang, Jian Tan, Guizhi Zhang, Ruiguo Zhang, Wei Zheng, Yajing He
To assess the efficacy of radioiodine therapy (RIT) and investigate the prognostic factors for patients with pulmonary metastasis secondary to differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) through a retrospective study. A total of 80 patients with radioactive iodine-131 (I)-avid pulmonary metastasis from DTC treated with I from 2007 to 2014 at our institution entered the study. Treatment response was mainly measured by two parameters: serum thyroglobulin (Tg) levels and post-therapeutic I whole-body scan (WBS). Treatment variables were assessed for statistical significance using the univariate and multivariate analyses...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478766/host-specific-serological-response-to-angiostrongylus-vasorum-infection-in-red-foxes-vulpes-vulpes-implications-for-parasite-epidemiology
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N Gillis-Germitsch, C M O Kapel, S M Thamsborg, P Deplazes, M Schnyder
Angiostrongylus vasorum is a cardiovascular nematode increasingly found in dogs and foxes in endemic foci throughout Europe. The present study evaluates ELISAs for detection of circulating antigens and specific antibodies against A. vasorum in foxes. Blood and worm burdens (WBs) from carcasses of 215 Swiss wild red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and from 75 farmed foxes of different age groups experimentally inoculated once or repeatedly with infective doses of 50, 100 or 200 third-stage larvae were obtained. Antigen detection in the naturally infected Swiss foxes had 91·2% sensitivity and 89·4% specificity, whereas the corresponding figures for antibody detection were 42·2 and 92·0%...
May 8, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471839/brief-report-impact-of-early-antiretroviral-therapy-on-the-performance-of-hiv-rapid-tests-and-hiv-incidence-assays
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Jessica M Fogel, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Barbara Debevec, Tamara Walsky, Katherine Schlusser, Oliver Laeyendecker, Ethan A Wilson, Marybeth McCauley, Theresa Gamble, Gerald Tegha, Dean Soko, Johnstone Kumwenda, Mina C Hosseinipour, Ying Q Chen, Myron S Cohen, Susan H Eshleman
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) can downregulate antibody responses to HIV infection. We evaluated the impact of early vs. delayed ART on the performance of HIV diagnostic and incidence assays. METHODS: Samples were obtained from 207 participants in the HPTN 052 trial, who were stably suppressed on ART for ≥4 years [Malawi sites; pre-ART CD4 cell count 350-550 cells/mm (early ART arm, N = 180) or <250 cells/mm or an AIDS-defining illness (delayed ART arm, N = 27)]...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
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