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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918619/discoid-lupus-erythematosus-presenting-as-upper-eyelid-edema-and-erythema
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Abbas Darjani, Rana Rafiei, Alireza Mesbah, Razieh Golmohammadi, Behnam Rafiee, Mehriar Movaseghi
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) is an autoimmune disorder that usually occurs on sun exposed areas of head and neck. Infrequently it could be presented by palpebral involvement and rarely unilateral upper eye lid edema and erythema have been reported as the sole manifestation of DLE. We describe a 38-year-old woman with chronic left upper eye lid edema and erythema from one year ago which was induced by steroid injection for left eyebrow alopecia. Histopathologic and direct immunofluorescent studies were made on palpebral skin tissue and confirmed DLE diagnosis...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917702/hominin-track-assemblages-from-okote-member-deposits-near-ileret-kenya-and-their-implications-for-understanding-fossil-hominin-paleobiology-at-1-5%C3%A2-ma
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Kevin G Hatala, Neil T Roach, Kelly R Ostrofsky, Roshna E Wunderlich, Heather L Dingwall, Brian A Villmoare, David J Green, David R Braun, John W K Harris, Anna K Behrensmeyer, Brian G Richmond
Tracks can provide unique, direct records of behaviors of fossil organisms moving across their landscapes millions of years ago. While track discoveries have been rare in the human fossil record, over the last decade our team has uncovered multiple sediment surfaces within the Okote Member of the Koobi Fora Formation near Ileret, Kenya that contain large assemblages of ∼1.5 Ma fossil hominin tracks. Here, we provide detailed information on the context and nature of each of these discoveries, and we outline the specific data that are preserved on the Ileret hominin track surfaces...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917590/karyotype-stability-and-unbiased-fractionation-in-the-paleo-allotetraploid-cucurbita-genomes
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Honghe Sun, Shan Wu, Guoyu Zhang, Chen Jiao, Shaogui Guo, Yi Ren, Jie Zhang, Haiying Zhang, Guoyi Gong, Zhangcai Jia, Fan Zhang, Jiaxing Tian, William J Lucas, Jeff J Doyle, Haizhen Li, Zhangjun Fei, Yong Xu
The Cucurbita genus contains several economically important species in the Cucurbitaceae family. Here we report high-quality genome sequences of C. maxima and C. moschata and provide evidence supporting an allotetraploidization event in Cucurbita. We are able to partition the genome into two homoeologous subgenomes based on different genetic distances to melon, cucumber and watermelon in the Benincaseae tribe. We estimate that the two diploid progenitors successively diverged from Benincaseae around 31 and 26 million years ago (Mya), and the allotetraploidization happened at some point between 26 Mya and 3 Mya, the estimated date when C...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916787/late-permian-wood-borings-reveal-an-intricate-network-of-ecological-relationships
#4
Zhuo Feng, Jun Wang, Ronny Rößler, Adam Ślipiński, Conrad Labandeira
Beetles are the most diverse group of macroscopic organisms since the mid-Mesozoic. Much of beetle speciosity is attributable to myriad life habits, particularly diverse-feeding strategies involving interactions with plant substrates, such as wood. However, the life habits and early evolution of wood-boring beetles remain shrouded in mystery from a limited fossil record. Here we report new material from the upper Permian (Changhsingian Stage, ca. 254-252 million-years ago) of China documenting a microcosm of ecological associations involving a polyphagan wood-borer consuming cambial and wood tissues of the conifer Ningxiaites specialis...
September 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916753/automated-n-glycosylation-sequencing-of-biopharmaceuticals-by-capillary-electrophoresis
#5
Marton Szigeti, Andras Guttman
Comprehensive analysis of the N-linked carbohydrates of glycoproteins is gaining high recent interest in both the biopharmaceutical and biomedical fields. In addition to high resolution glycosylation profiling, sugar residue and linkage specific enzymes are also routinely used for exoglycosidase digestion based carbohydrate sequencing. This latter one, albeit introduced decades ago, still mostly practiced by following tedious and time consuming manual processes. In this paper we introduce an automated carbohydrate sequencing approach using the appropriate exoglycosidase enzymes in conjunction with the utilization of some of the features of a capillary electrophoresis (CE) instrument to speed up the process...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916641/inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-the-end-of-a-controversy
#6
Göran K Hansson
Does inflammation matter in coronary artery disease? Is it a driving force in atherosclerosis, or merely an epiphenomenon? And is there space for novel therapies besides those targeting cholesterol? The CANTOS trial, which was presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Barcelona a few weeks ago provides answers to these important questions. Indeed, the results of this trial open up a new avenue for cardiovascular prevention.
September 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916452/symbolic-dynamics-of-animal-interaction
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Maurizio Porfiri, Manuel Ruiz Marín
Since its introduction nearly two decades ago, transfer entropy has contributed to an improved understanding of cause-and-effect relationships in coupled dynamical systems from raw time series. In the context of animal behavior, transfer entropy might help explain the determinants of leadership in social groups and elucidate escape response to predator attacks. Despite its promise, the potential of transfer entropy in animal behavior is yet to be fully tested, and a number of technical challenges in information theory and statistics remain open...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916287/effects-of-anti-inflammatory-compounds-on-sulfur-mustard-injured-cells-recommendations-and-caveats-suggested-by-in-vitro-cell-culture-models
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Georg Menacher, Dirk Steinritz, Annette Schmidt, Tanja Popp, Franz Worek, Thomas Gudermann, Horst Thiermann, Frank Balszuweit
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a vesicant agent who had its first military use 100 years ago, in Ypres. Since then it has been used in several conflicts like the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The use of SM in Syria 2015 indicated the still existing threat. Despite decades of research no causal antidote against SM intoxication is available, so far. A SM intoxication is accompanied by necrosis, apoptosis and inflammation. To counteract the SM-induced inflammation, glucocorticoids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compounds (NSAIDs) are recommended...
September 12, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916155/ancestral-resurrection-of-anthropoid-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-demonstrates-functional-consequences-of-positive-selection
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Amy Weckle, Michael R McGowen, Jun Xing, Caoyi Chen, Kirstin N Sterner, Zhuo-Cheng Hou, Roberto Romero, Derek E Wildman
Anthropoid primates arose during the Eocene approximately 55 million years ago (mya), and extant anthropoids share a most recent common ancestor ∼40 mya. Paleontology has been very successful at describing the morphological phenotypes of extinct anthropoids. Less well understood is the molecular biology of these extinct species as well as the phenotypic consequences of evolutionary variation in their genomes. Here we resurrect the most recent common ancestral anthropoid estrogen receptor β gene (ESR2) and demonstrate that the function of this ancestral estrogen receptor has been maintained during human descent but was altered during early New World monkey (NWM) evolution by becoming a more potent transcriptional activator...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916032/polymer-inclusion-membranes-pims-in-chemical-analysis-a-review
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M Inês G S Almeida, Robert W Cattrall, Spas D Kolev
This review highlights the increasing interest in polymer inclusion membranes (PIMs) in analytical chemistry as they are adapted to new and novel applications. PIMs are polymer-based liquid membranes and were first introduced 50 years ago as the sensing membranes in ion-selective electrodes and optodes. More recently however, PIMs have been used for other applications in analytical chemistry such as for sample separation, sample pre-concentration, electro-driven extraction, and passive sampling, and have also been incorporated into on-line and automated analysis systems...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916031/dermatosis-papulosa-nigra-a-clinically-and-histopathologically-distinct-entity
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Simon Arda Metin, Brian W Lee, William Clark Lambert, Lawrence Charles Parish
Dermatosis papulosa nigra was first described by Aldo Castellani (1874-1971) more than 90 years ago, and it has since been presumed to be a variant of seborrheic keratosis. Despite their morphologic similarities both macroscopically and microscopically, key differences have yet to be explained. These lesions also exhibit different demographics, with dermatosis papulosa nigra having a predilection for dark-skinned individuals and a female predominance. No studies to date have investigated this, but studies assessing the mechanisms of similar dermatologic conditions may yield significant clues...
September 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916008/preparing-trainees-for-integrated-care-triple-board-and-the-postpediatric-portal-program
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REVIEW
Mary Margaret Gleason, Sandra Sexson
Training combining the disciplines of pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry dates back to World War II, but formal combined programs began more than 3 decades ago as the Triple Board Program and 10 years ago as the Postpediatric Portal Program (PPPP). Triple board training was rigorously examined as a pilot program and ongoing surveys suggest that it provides successful training of physicians who can pass the required board examinations and contribute to clinical, academic, and administrative/advocacy endeavors...
October 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915800/association-of-body-mass-index-with-amnestic-and-non-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-risk-in-elderly
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Feng Wang, Minghui Zhao, Zhaoli Han, Dai Li, Shishuang Zhang, Yongqiang Zhang, Xiaodong Kong, Ning Sun, Qiang Zhang, Ping Lei
BACKGROUND: Previous studies focused on the relationship between body mass index and cognitive disorder and obtained many conflicting results. This study explored the potential effects of body mass index on the risk of mild cognitive impairment (amnestic and non-amnestic) in the elderly. METHODS: The study enrolled 240 amnestic mild cognitive impairment patients, 240 non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment patients and 480 normal cognitive function controls. Data on admission and retrospective data at baseline (6 years ago) were collected from their medical records...
September 15, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915781/f2-slope-as-a-perceptual-cue-for-the-front-back-contrast-in-standard-southern-british-english
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Kateřina Chládková, Silke Hamann, Daniel Williams, Sam Hellmuth
Acoustic studies of several languages indicate that second-formant (F2) slopes in high vowels have opposing directions (independent of consonantal context): front [iː]-like vowels are produced with a rising F2 slope, whereas back [uː]-like vowels are produced with a falling F2 slope. The present study first reports acoustic measurements that confirm this pattern for the English variety of Standard Southern British English (SSBE), where /uː/ has shifted from the back to the front area of the vowel space and is now realized with higher midpoint F2 values than several decades ago...
September 2017: Language and Speech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915320/adipose-tissue-as-a-site-of-toxin-accumulation
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Erin Jackson, Robin Shoemaker, Nika Larian, Lisa Cassis
We examine the role of adipose tissue, typically considered an energy storage site, as a potential site of toxicant accumulation. Although the production of most persistent organic pollutants (POPs) was banned years ago, these toxicants persist in the environment due to their resistance to biodegradation and widespread distribution in various environmental forms (e.g., vapor, sediment, and water). As a result, human exposure to these toxicants is inevitable. Largely due to their lipophilicity, POPs bioaccumulate in adipose tissue, resulting in greater body burdens of these environmental toxicants with obesity...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913593/interaction-of-arabidopsis-tga3-and-wrky53-transcription-factors-on-cestrum-yellow-leaf-curling-virus-cmylcv-promoter-mediates-salicylic-acid-dependent-gene-expression-in-planta
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Shayan Sarkar, Abhimanyu Das, Prashant Khandagale, Indu B Maiti, Sudip Chattopadhyay, Nrisingha Dey
This paper highlighted a salicylic acid-inducible Caulimoviral promoter fragment from Cestrum yellow leaf curling virus (CmYLCV). Interaction of Arabidopsis transcription factors TGA3 and WRKY53 on CmYLCV promoter resulted in the enhancement of the promoter activity via NPR1-dependent salicylic acid signaling. Several transcriptional promoters isolated from plant-infecting Caulimoviruses are being presently used worldwide as efficient tools for plant gene expression. The CmYLCV promoter has been isolated from the Cestrum yellow leaf curling virus (Caulimoviruses) and characterized more than 12 years ago; also we have earlier reported a near-constitutive, pathogen-inducible CmYLCV promoter fragment (-329 to +137 from transcription start site; TSS) that enhances stronger (3×) expression than the previously reported fragments; all these fragments are highly efficient in monocot and dicot plants (Sahoo et al...
September 14, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913573/genetic-analysis-of-japanese-and-american-specimens-of-scirpus-hattorianus-suggests-its-introduction-from-north-america
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Kohei Satoh, Kohtaroh Shutoh, Takahide Kurosawa, Eisuke Hayasaka, Shingo Kaneko
Scirpus hattorianus is a possible alien species in Japan, and a clarification of its unclear taxonomy is required to reveal its origin. It is not known whether the plants initially described from Japan represent the same species distributed in North America. To clarify the origin of the species, we attempted to sequence old specimens collected about 80 years ago using newly designed primer pairs specific for short sequences, including the variable sites. Chloroplast sequences of ndhF were compared among Japanese and North American S...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913304/trichilemmal-carcinoma-from-proliferating-trichilemmal-cyst-on-the-posterior-neck
#18
Ui Geon Kim, Dong Bee Kook, Tae Hun Kim, Chung Hun Kim
Trichilemmal cysts are common fluid-filled growths that arise from the isthmus of the hair follicle. They can form rapidly multiplying trichilemmal tumors-, also called proliferating trichilemmal cysts, which are typically benign. Rarely, proliferating trichilemmal cysts can become cancerous. Here we report the case of a patient who experienced this series of changes. The 27-year-old male patient had been observed to have a 1×1 cm cyst 7 years ago. Eight months prior to presentation at our institution, incision and drainage was performed at his local clinic...
March 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912849/microrna-93-inhibits-inflammatory-responses-and-cell-apoptosis-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-by-targeting-interleukin-1-receptor-associated-kinase-4
#19
Feng Tian, Chao Yuan, Lixun Hu, Shihai Shan
The present study aimed to investigate changes in the expression of interleukin (IL)-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4) and microRNA (miRNA or miR)-93 in mice with cerebral ischemia reperfusion (CIR) injury, as well as the association and regulatory mechanism between IRAK4 and miR-93. The CIR mouse model was constructed and mouse microglia BV2 cells were transfected with miR-93 mimic or miR-93 inhibitor. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to measure the expression of mRNA and miR-93. Western blotting was performed to determine protein expression...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912431/phylogeography-of-the-sand-dollar-genus-encope-implications-regarding-the-central-american-isthmus-and-rates-of-molecular-evolution
#20
Simon E Coppard, H A Lessios
Vicariant events have been widely used to calibrate rates of molecular evolution, the completion of the Central American Isthmus more extensively than any other. Recent studies have claimed that rather than the generally accepted date of ~3 million years ago (Ma), the Isthmus was effectively complete by the middle Miocene, 13 Ma. We present a fossil calibrated phylogeny of the new world sand dollar genus Encope, based on one nuclear and four mitochondrial genes, calibrated with fossils at multiple nodes. Present day distributions of Encope are likely the result of multiple range contractions and extinction events...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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