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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919182/treatment-resistant-schizophrenia-treatment-response-and-resistance-in-psychosis-trrip-working-group-consensus-guidelines-on-diagnosis-and-terminology
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Oliver D Howes, Rob McCutcheon, Ofer Agid, Andrea de Bartolomeis, Nico J M van Beveren, Michael L Birnbaum, Michael A P Bloomfield, Rodrigo A Bressan, Robert W Buchanan, William T Carpenter, David J Castle, Leslie Citrome, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Michael Davidson, Richard J Drake, Serdar Dursun, Bjørn H Ebdrup, Helio Elkis, Peter Falkai, W Wolfgang Fleischacker, Ary Gadelha, Fiona Gaughran, Birte Y Glenthøj, Ariel Graff-Guerrero, Jaime E C Hallak, William G Honer, James Kennedy, Bruce J Kinon, Stephen M Lawrie, Jimmy Lee, F Markus Leweke, James H MacCabe, Carolyn B McNabb, Herbert Meltzer, Hans-Jürgen Möller, Shinchiro Nakajima, Christos Pantelis, Tiago Reis Marques, Gary Remington, Susan L Rossell, Bruce R Russell, Cynthia O Siu, Takefumi Suzuki, Iris E Sommer, David Taylor, Neil Thomas, Alp Üçok, Daniel Umbricht, James T R Walters, John Kane, Christoph U Correll
OBJECTIVE: Research and clinical translation in schizophrenia is limited by inconsistent definitions of treatment resistance and response. To address this issue, the authors evaluated current approaches and then developed consensus criteria and guidelines. METHOD: A systematic review of randomized antipsychotic clinical trials in treatment-resistant schizophrenia was performed, and definitions of treatment resistance were extracted. Subsequently, consensus operationalized criteria were developed through 1) a multiphase, mixed methods approach, 2) identification of key criteria via an online survey, and 3) meetings to achieve consensus...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889071/using-x-ray-crystallography-to-simplify-and-accelerate-biologics-drug-development
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REVIEW
Mark L Brader, Edward N Baker, Michael F Dunn, Thomas M Laue, John F Carpenter
Every major biopharmaceutical company incorporates a protein crystallography unit that is central to its structure-based drug discovery efforts. Yet these capabilities are rarely leveraged toward the formal higher order structural characterization that is so challenging but integral to large-scale biologics manufacturing. Although the biotech industry laments the shortcomings of its favored biophysical techniques, x-ray crystallography is not even considered for drug development. Why not? We suggest that this is due, at least in part, to outdated thinking (for a recent industry-wide survey, see Gabrielson JP, Weiss IV WF...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849526/an-adaptive-array-excitation-scheme-for-the-unidirectional-enhancement-of-guided-waves
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Chris Adams, Sevan Harput, David Cowell, Thomas Carpenter, David Charutz, Steven Freear
Control over the direction of wave propagation allows an engineer to spatially locate defects. When imaging with longitudinal waves, time delays can be applied to each element of a phased array transducer to steer a beam. Because of the highly dispersive nature of guided waves, this beamsteering approach is sub-optimal. More appropriate time delays can be chosen to direct a guided wave if the dispersion relation of the material is known. Existing techniques however need a priori knowledge of material thickness and acoustic velocity, which changes as a function of temperature and strain...
November 11, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723879/failure-of-investigational-drugs-in-late-stage-clinical-development-and-publication-of-trial-results
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Thomas J Hwang, Daniel Carpenter, Julie C Lauffenburger, Bo Wang, Jessica M Franklin, Aaron S Kesselheim
Importance: Many investigational drugs fail in late-stage clinical development. A better understanding of why investigational drugs fail can inform clinical practice, regulatory decisions, and future research. Objective: To assess factors associated with regulatory approval or reasons for failure of investigational therapeutics in phase 3 or pivotal trials and rates of publication of trial results. Design, Setting, and Participants: Using public sources and commercial databases, we identified investigational therapeutics that entered pivotal trials between 1998 and 2008, with follow-up through 2015...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708098/spiral-density-waves-in-a-young-protoplanetary-disk
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Laura M Pérez, John M Carpenter, Sean M Andrews, Luca Ricci, Andrea Isella, Hendrik Linz, Anneila I Sargent, David J Wilner, Thomas Henning, Adam T Deller, Claire J Chandler, Cornelis P Dullemond, Joseph Lazio, Karl M Menten, Stuartt A Corder, Shaye Storm, Leonardo Testi, Marco Tazzari, Woojin Kwon, Nuria Calvet, Jane S Greaves, Robert J Harris, Lee G Mundy
Gravitational forces are expected to excite spiral density waves in protoplanetary disks, disks of gas and dust orbiting young stars. However, previous observations that showed spiral structure were not able to probe disk midplanes, where most of the mass is concentrated and where planet formation takes place. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, we detected a pair of trailing symmetric spiral arms in the protoplanetary disk surrounding the young star Elias 2-27. The arms extend to the disk outer regions and can be traced down to the midplane...
September 30, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647060/a-post-discharge-smoking-cessation-intervention-for-hospital-patients-helping-hand-2-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nancy A Rigotti, Hilary A Tindle, Susan Regan, Douglas E Levy, Yuchiao Chang, Kelly M Carpenter, Elyse R Park, Jennifer H K Kelley, Joanna M Streck, Zachary Z Reid, Thomas Ylioja, Michele Reyen, Daniel E Singer
INTRODUCTION: Hospitalization provides an opportunity for smokers to quit, but tobacco-cessation interventions started in hospital must continue after discharge to be effective. This study aimed to improve the scalability of a proven effective post-discharge intervention by incorporating referral to a telephone quitline, a nationally available cessation resource. STUDY DESIGN: A three-site RCT compared Sustained Care, a post-discharge tobacco-cessation intervention, with Standard Care among hospitalized adult smokers who wanted to quit smoking and received in-hospital tobacco-cessation counseling...
October 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625722/derivation-of-two-critical-appraisal-scores-for-trainees-to-evaluate-online-educational-resources-a-metriq-study
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Teresa M Chan, Brent Thoma, Keeth Krishnan, Michelle Lin, Christopher R Carpenter, Matt Astin, Kulamakan Kulasegaram
INTRODUCTION: Online education resources (OERs), like blogs and podcasts, increasingly augment or replace traditional medical education resources such as textbooks and lectures. Trainees' ability to evaluate these resources is poor, and few quality assessment aids have been developed to assist them. This study aimed to derive a quality evaluation instrument for this purpose. METHODS: We used a three-phase methodology. In Phase 1, a previously derived list of 151 OER quality indicators was reduced to 13 items using data from published consensus-building studies (of medical educators, expert podcasters, and expert bloggers) and subsequent evaluation by our team...
September 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595995/palb2-chek2-and-atm-rare-variants-and-cancer-risk-data-from-cogs
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Melissa C Southey, David E Goldgar, Robert Winqvist, Katri Pylkäs, Fergus Couch, Marc Tischkowitz, William D Foulkes, Joe Dennis, Kyriaki Michailidou, Elizabeth J van Rensburg, Tuomas Heikkinen, Heli Nevanlinna, John L Hopper, Thilo Dörk, Kathleen Bm Claes, Jorge Reis-Filho, Zhi Ling Teo, Paolo Radice, Irene Catucci, Paolo Peterlongo, Helen Tsimiklis, Fabrice A Odefrey, James G Dowty, Marjanka K Schmidt, Annegien Broeks, Frans B Hogervorst, Senno Verhoef, Jane Carpenter, Christine Clarke, Rodney J Scott, Peter A Fasching, Lothar Haeberle, Arif B Ekici, Matthias W Beckmann, Julian Peto, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Olivia Fletcher, Nichola Johnson, Manjeet K Bolla, Elinor J Sawyer, Ian Tomlinson, Michael J Kerin, Nicola Miller, Federik Marme, Barbara Burwinkel, Rongxi Yang, Pascal Guénel, Thérèse Truong, Florence Menegaux, Marie Sanchez, Stig Bojesen, Sune F Nielsen, Henrik Flyger, Javier Benitez, M Pilar Zamora, Jose Ignacio Arias Perez, Primitiva Menéndez, Hoda Anton-Culver, Susan Neuhausen, Argyrios Ziogas, Christina A Clarke, Hermann Brenner, Volker Arndt, Christa Stegmaier, Hiltrud Brauch, Thomas Brüning, Yon-Dschun Ko, Taru A Muranen, Kristiina Aittomäki, Carl Blomqvist, Natalia V Bogdanova, Natalia N Antonenkova, Annika Lindblom, Sara Margolin, Arto Mannermaa, Vesa Kataja, Veli-Matti Kosma, Jaana M Hartikainen, Amanda B Spurdle, kConFab Investigators, Els Wauters, Dominiek Smeets, Benoit Beuselinck, Giuseppe Floris, Jenny Chang-Claude, Anja Rudolph, Petra Seibold, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Janet E Olson, Celine Vachon, Vernon S Pankratz, Catriona McLean, Christopher A Haiman, Brian E Henderson, Fredrick Schumacher, Loic Le Marchand, Vessela Kristensen, Grethe Grenaker Alnæs, Wei Zheng, David J Hunter, Sara Lindstrom, Susan E Hankinson, Peter Kraft, Irene Andrulis, Julia A Knight, Gord Glendon, Anna Marie Mulligan, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Mervi Grip, Saila Kauppila, Peter Devilee, Robert A E M Tollenaar, Caroline Seynaeve, Antoinette Hollestelle, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Jonine Figueroa, Stephen J Chanock, Jolanta Lissowska, Kamila Czene, Hatef Darabi, Mikael Eriksson, Diana M Eccles, Sajjad Rafiq, William J Tapper, Sue M Gerty, Maartje J Hooning, John W M Martens, J Margriet Collée, Madeleine Tilanus-Linthorst, Per Hall, Jingmei Li, Judith S Brand, Keith Humphreys, Angela Cox, Malcolm W R Reed, Craig Luccarini, Caroline Baynes, Alison M Dunning, Ute Hamann, Diana Torres, Hans Ulrich Ulmer, Thomas Rüdiger, Anna Jakubowska, Jan Lubinski, Katarzyna Jaworska, Katarzyna Durda, Susan Slager, Amanda E Toland, Christine B Ambrosone, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Anthony Swerdlow, Alan Ashworth, Nick Orr, Michael Jones, Anna González-Neira, Guillermo Pita, M Rosario Alonso, Nuria Álvarez, Daniel Herrero, Daniel C Tessier, Daniel Vincent, Francois Bacot, Jacques Simard, Martine Dumont, Penny Soucy, Rosalind Eeles, Kenneth Muir, Fredrik Wiklund, Henrik Gronberg, Johanna Schleutker, Børge G Nordestgaard, Maren Weischer, Ruth C Travis, David Neal, Jenny L Donovan, Freddie C Hamdy, Kay-Tee Khaw, Janet L Stanford, William J Blot, Stephen Thibodeau, Daniel J Schaid, Joseph L Kelley, Christiane Maier, Adam S Kibel, Cezary Cybulski, Lisa Cannon-Albright, Katja Butterbach, Jong Park, Radka Kaneva, Jyotsna Batra, Manuel R Teixeira, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Ali Amin Al Olama, Sara Benlloch, Stefan P Renner, Arndt Hartmann, Alexander Hein, Matthias Ruebner, Diether Lambrechts, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Ignace Vergote, Sandrina Lambretchs, Jennifer A Doherty, Mary Anne Rossing, Stefan Nickels, Ursula Eilber, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Kunle Odunsi, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell, Grace Friel, Galina Lurie, Jeffrey L Killeen, Lynne R Wilkens, Marc T Goodman, Ingo Runnebaum, Peter A Hillemanns, Liisa M Pelttari, Ralf Butzow, Francesmary Modugno, Robert P Edwards, Roberta B Ness, Kirsten B Moysich, Andreas du Bois, Florian Heitz, Philipp Harter, Stefan Kommoss, Beth Y Karlan, Christine Walsh, Jenny Lester, Allan Jensen, Susanne Krüger Kjaer, Estrid Høgdall, Bernard Peissel, Bernardo Bonanni, Loris Bernard, Ellen L Goode, Brooke L Fridley, Robert A Vierkant, Julie M Cunningham, Melissa C Larson, Zachary C Fogarty, Kimberly R Kalli, Dong Liang, Karen H Lu, Michelle A T Hildebrandt, Xifeng Wu, Douglas A Levine, Fanny Dao, Maria Bisogna, Andrew Berchuck, Edwin S Iversen, Jeffrey R Marks, Lucy Akushevich, Daniel W Cramer, Joellen Schildkraut, Kathryn L Terry, Elizabeth M Poole, Meir Stampfer, Shelley S Tworoger, Elisa V Bandera, Irene Orlow, Sara H Olson, Line Bjorge, Helga B Salvesen, Anne M van Altena, Katja K H Aben, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Leon F A G Massuger, Tanja Pejovic, Yukie Bean, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Linda E Kelemen, Linda S Cook, Nhu D Le, Bohdan Górski, Jacek Gronwald, Janusz Menkiszak, Claus K Høgdall, Lene Lundvall, Lotte Nedergaard, Svend Aage Engelholm, Ed Dicks, Jonathan Tyrer, Ian Campbell, Iain McNeish, James Paul, Nadeem Siddiqui, Rosalind Glasspool, Alice S Whittemore, Joseph H Rothstein, Valerie McGuire, Weiva Sieh, Hui Cai, Xiao-Ou Shu, Rachel T Teten, Rebecca Sutphen, John R McLaughlin, Steven A Narod, Catherine M Phelan, Alvaro N Monteiro, David Fenstermacher, Hui-Yi Lin, Jennifer B Permuth, Thomas A Sellers, Y Ann Chen, Ya-Yu Tsai, Zhihua Chen, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Simon A Gayther, Susan J Ramus, Usha Menon, Anna H Wu, Celeste L Pearce, David Van Den Berg, Malcolm C Pike, Agnieszka Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Joanna Plisiecka-Halasa, Joanna Moes-Sosnowska, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk, Paul Dp Pharoah, Honglin Song, Ingrid Winship, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Graham G Giles, Sean V Tavtigian, Doug F Easton, Roger L Milne
BACKGROUND: The rarity of mutations in PALB2, CHEK2 and ATM make it difficult to estimate precisely associated cancer risks. Population-based family studies have provided evidence that at least some of these mutations are associated with breast cancer risk as high as those associated with rare BRCA2 mutations. We aimed to estimate the relative risks associated with specific rare variants in PALB2, CHEK2 and ATM via a multicentre case-control study. METHODS: We genotyped 10 rare mutations using the custom iCOGS array: PALB2 c...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594698/an-open-source-solution-for-advanced-imaging-flow-cytometry-data-analysis-using-machine-learning
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Holger Hennig, Paul Rees, Thomas Blasi, Lee Kamentsky, Jane Hung, David Dao, Anne E Carpenter, Andrew Filby
Imaging flow cytometry (IFC) enables the high throughput collection of morphological and spatial information from hundreds of thousands of single cells. This high content, information rich image data can in theory resolve important biological differences among complex, often heterogeneous biological samples. However, data analysis is often performed in a highly manual and subjective manner using very limited image analysis techniques in combination with conventional flow cytometry gating strategies. This approach is not scalable to the hundreds of available image-based features per cell and thus makes use of only a fraction of the spatial and morphometric information...
September 1, 2016: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529491/assessing-the-cost-of-global-biodiversity-and-conservation-knowledge
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Diego Juffe-Bignoli, Thomas M Brooks, Stuart H M Butchart, Richard B Jenkins, Kaia Boe, Michael Hoffmann, Ariadne Angulo, Steve Bachman, Monika Böhm, Neil Brummitt, Kent E Carpenter, Pat J Comer, Neil Cox, Annabelle Cuttelod, William R T Darwall, Moreno Di Marco, Lincoln D C Fishpool, Bárbara Goettsch, Melanie Heath, Craig Hilton-Taylor, Jon Hutton, Tim Johnson, Ackbar Joolia, David A Keith, Penny F Langhammer, Jennifer Luedtke, Eimear Nic Lughadha, Maiko Lutz, Ian May, Rebecca M Miller, María A Oliveira-Miranda, Mike Parr, Caroline M Pollock, Gina Ralph, Jon Paul Rodríguez, Carlo Rondinini, Jane Smart, Simon Stuart, Andy Symes, Andrew W Tordoff, Stephen Woodley, Bruce Young, Naomi Kingston
Knowledge products comprise assessments of authoritative information supported by standards, governance, quality control, data, tools, and capacity building mechanisms. Considerable resources are dedicated to developing and maintaining knowledge products for biodiversity conservation, and they are widely used to inform policy and advise decision makers and practitioners. However, the financial cost of delivering this information is largely undocumented. We evaluated the costs and funding sources for developing and maintaining four global biodiversity and conservation knowledge products: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, Protected Planet, and the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527559/predicting-responses-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-acrin-6691-trial-of-diffuse-optical-spectroscopic-imaging
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Bruce J Tromberg, Zheng Zhang, Anaïs Leproux, Thomas D O'Sullivan, Albert E Cerussi, Philip M Carpenter, Rita S Mehta, Darren Roblyer, Wei Yang, Keith D Paulsen, Brian W Pogue, Shudong Jiang, Peter A Kaufman, Arjun G Yodh, So Hyun Chung, Mitchell Schnall, Bradley S Snyder, Nola Hylton, David A Boas, Stefan A Carp, Steven J Isakoff, David Mankoff
The prospective multicenter ACRIN 6691 trial was designed to evaluate whether changes from baseline to mid-therapy in a diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging (DOSI)-derived imaging endpoint, the tissue optical index (TOI), predict pathologic complete response (pCR) in women undergoing breast cancer neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). DOSI instruments were constructed at the University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA), and delivered to six institutions where 60 subjects with newly diagnosed breast tumors (at least 2 cm in the longest dimension) were enrolled over a 2-year period...
October 15, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514438/fibroblast-growth-factor-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-play-a-critical-role-in-endotheliogenesis-from-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Sophia Khan, Miguel A Villalobos, Rachel L Choron, Shaohua Chang, Spencer A Brown, Jeffrey P Carpenter, Thomas N Tulenko, Ping Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) are a potential adult mesenchymal stem cell source for restoring endothelial function in patients with critical limb ischemia. Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) play a major role in angiogenesis and wound healing. This study evaluated the effects of FGF and VEGF on the proliferation, migration, and potential endothelial differentiation of human ASCs with regards to their use as endothelial cell substitutes...
August 8, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27462123/cd133-positive-dermal-papilla-derived-wnt-ligands-regulate-postnatal-hair-growth
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Linli Zhou, Kun Yang, April Carpenter, Richard A Lang, Thomas Andl, Yuhang Zhang
Active Wnt/β-catenin signaling in the dermal papilla (DP) is required for postnatal hair cycling. In addition, maintenance of the hair-inducing ability of DP cells in vitro requires external addition of Wnt molecules. However, whether DP cells are a critical source of Wnt ligands and induce both autocrine and paracrine signaling cascades to promote adult hair follicle growth and regeneration remains elusive. To address this question, we generated an animal model that allows inducible ablation of Wntless (Wls), a transmembrane Wnt exporter protein, in CD133-positive (CD133+) DP cells...
October 1, 2016: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459855/identification-of-independent-association-signals-and-putative-functional-variants-for-breast-cancer-risk-through-fine-scale-mapping-of-the-12p11-locus
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Chenjie Zeng, Xingyi Guo, Jirong Long, Karoline B Kuchenbaecker, Arnaud Droit, Kyriaki Michailidou, Maya Ghoussaini, Siddhartha Kar, Adam Freeman, John L Hopper, Roger L Milne, Manjeet K Bolla, Qin Wang, Joe Dennis, Simona Agata, Shahana Ahmed, Kristiina Aittomäki, Irene L Andrulis, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia N Antonenkova, Adalgeir Arason, Volker Arndt, Banu K Arun, Brita Arver, Francois Bacot, Daniel Barrowdale, Caroline Baynes, Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel, Javier Benitez, Marina Bermisheva, Carl Blomqvist, William J Blot, Natalia V Bogdanova, Stig E Bojesen, Bernardo Bonanni, Anne-Lise Borresen-Dale, Judith S Brand, Hiltrud Brauch, Paul Brennan, Hermann Brenner, Annegien Broeks, Thomas Brüning, Barbara Burwinkel, Saundra S Buys, Qiuyin Cai, Trinidad Caldes, Ian Campbell, Jane Carpenter, Jenny Chang-Claude, Ji-Yeob Choi, Kathleen B M Claes, Christine Clarke, Angela Cox, Simon S Cross, Kamila Czene, Mary B Daly, Miguel de la Hoya, Kim De Leeneer, Peter Devilee, Orland Diez, Susan M Domchek, Michele Doody, Cecilia M Dorfling, Thilo Dörk, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Martine Dumont, Miriam Dwek, Bernd Dworniczak, Kathleen Egan, Ursula Eilber, Zakaria Einbeigi, Bent Ejlertsen, Steve Ellis, Debra Frost, Fiona Lalloo, Peter A Fasching, Jonine Figueroa, Henrik Flyger, Michael Friedlander, Eitan Friedman, Gaetana Gambino, Yu-Tang Gao, Judy Garber, Montserrat García-Closas, Andrea Gehrig, Francesca Damiola, Fabienne Lesueur, Sylvie Mazoyer, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Graham G Giles, Andrew K Godwin, David E Goldgar, Anna González-Neira, Mark H Greene, Pascal Guénel, Lothar Haeberle, Christopher A Haiman, Emily Hallberg, Ute Hamann, Thomas V O Hansen, Steven Hart, Jaana M Hartikainen, Mikael Hartman, Norhashimah Hassan, Sue Healey, Frans B L Hogervorst, Senno Verhoef, Carolyn B Hendricks, Peter Hillemanns, Antoinette Hollestelle, Peter J Hulick, David J Hunter, Evgeny N Imyanitov, Claudine Isaacs, Hidemi Ito, Anna Jakubowska, Ramunas Janavicius, Katarzyna Jaworska-Bieniek, Uffe Birk Jensen, Esther M John, Charles Joly Beauparlant, Michael Jones, Maria Kabisch, Daehee Kang, Beth Y Karlan, Saila Kauppila, Michael J Kerin, Sofia Khan, Elza Khusnutdinova, Julia A Knight, Irene Konstantopoulou, Peter Kraft, Ava Kwong, Yael Laitman, Diether Lambrechts, Conxi Lazaro, Loic Le Marchand, Chuen Neng Lee, Min Hyuk Lee, Jenny Lester, Jingmei Li, Annelie Liljegren, Annika Lindblom, Artitaya Lophatananon, Jan Lubinski, Phuong L Mai, Arto Mannermaa, Siranoush Manoukian, Sara Margolin, Frederik Marme, Keitaro Matsuo, Lesley McGuffog, Alfons Meindl, Florence Menegaux, Marco Montagna, Kenneth Muir, Anna Marie Mulligan, Katherine L Nathanson, Susan L Neuhausen, Heli Nevanlinna, Polly A Newcomb, Silje Nord, Robert L Nussbaum, Kenneth Offit, Edith Olah, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Curtis Olswold, Ana Osorio, Laura Papi, Tjoung-Won Park-Simon, Ylva Paulsson-Karlsson, Stephanie Peeters, Bernard Peissel, Paolo Peterlongo, Julian Peto, Georg Pfeiler, Catherine M Phelan, Nadege Presneau, Paolo Radice, Nazneen Rahman, Susan J Ramus, Muhammad Usman Rashid, Gad Rennert, Kerstin Rhiem, Anja Rudolph, Ritu Salani, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Elinor J Sawyer, Marjanka K Schmidt, Rita K Schmutzler, Minouk J Schoemaker, Peter Schürmann, Caroline Seynaeve, Chen-Yang Shen, Martha J Shrubsole, Xiao-Ou Shu, Alice Sigurdson, Christian F Singer, Susan Slager, Penny Soucy, Melissa Southey, Doris Steinemann, Anthony Swerdlow, Csilla I Szabo, Sandrine Tchatchou, Manuel R Teixeira, Soo H Teo, Mary Beth Terry, Daniel C Tessier, Alex Teulé, Mads Thomassen, Laima Tihomirova, Marc Tischkowitz, Amanda E Toland, Nadine Tung, Clare Turnbull, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Elizabeth J van Rensburg, David Ven den Berg, Joseph Vijai, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Jeffrey N Weitzel, Alice S Whittemore, Robert Winqvist, Tien Y Wong, Anna H Wu, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Jyh-Cherng Yu, Paul D P Pharoah, Per Hall, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Alison M Dunning, Jacques Simard, Fergus J Couch, Antonis C Antoniou, Douglas F Easton, Wei Zheng
BACKGROUND: Multiple recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs10771399, at 12p11 that is associated with breast cancer risk. METHOD: We performed a fine-scale mapping study of a 700 kb region including 441 genotyped and more than 1300 imputed genetic variants in 48,155 cases and 43,612 controls of European descent, 6269 cases and 6624 controls of East Asian descent and 1116 cases and 932 controls of African descent in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC; http://bcac...
June 21, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443518/characterization-of-fn1-fgfr1-and-novel-fn1-fgf1-fusion-genes-in-a-large-series-of-phosphaturic-mesenchymal-tumors
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Jen-Chieh Lee, Sheng-Yao Su, Chun A Changou, Rong-Sen Yang, Keh-Sung Tsai, Michael T Collins, Eric S Orwoll, Chung-Yen Lin, Shu-Hwa Chen, Shyang-Rong Shih, Cheng-Han Lee, Yoshinao Oda, Steven D Billings, Chien-Feng Li, G Petur Nielsen, Eiichi Konishi, Fredrik Petersson, Thomas O Carpenter, Kesavan Sittampalam, Hsuan-Ying Huang, Andrew L Folpe
Phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors typically cause paraneoplastic osteomalacia, chiefly as a result of FGF23 secretion. In a prior study, we identified FN1-FGFR1 fusion in 9 of 15 phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors. In this study, a total of 66 phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors and 7 tumors resembling phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor but without known phosphaturia were studied. A novel FN1-FGF1 fusion gene was identified in two cases without FN1-FGFR1 fusion by RNA sequencing and cross-validated with direct sequencing and western blot...
July 22, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27409590/a-quantitative-analysis-of-complexity-of-human-pathogen-specific-cd4-t-cell-responses-in-healthy-m-tuberculosis-infected-south-africans
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Cecilia S Lindestam Arlehamn, Denise M McKinney, Chelsea Carpenter, Sinu Paul, Virginie Rozot, Edward Makgotlho, Yolande Gregg, Michele van Rooyen, Joel D Ernst, Mark Hatherill, Willem A Hanekom, Bjoern Peters, Thomas J Scriba, Alessandro Sette
We performed a quantitative analysis of the HLA restriction, antigen and epitope specificity of human pathogen specific responses in healthy individuals infected with M. tuberculosis (Mtb), in a South African cohort as a test case. The results estimate the breadth of T cell responses for the first time in the context of an infection and human population setting. We determined the epitope repertoire of eleven representative Mtb antigens and a large panel of previously defined Mtb epitopes. We estimated that our analytic methods detected 50-75% of the total response in a cohort of 63 individuals...
July 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27338702/hypophosphatemia-promotes-lower-rates-of-muscle-atp-synthesis
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Dominik H Pesta, Dimitrios N Tsirigotis, Douglas E Befroy, Daniel Caballero, Michael J Jurczak, Yasmeen Rahimi, Gary W Cline, Sylvie Dufour, Andreas L Birkenfeld, Douglas L Rothman, Thomas O Carpenter, Karl Insogna, Kitt Falk Petersen, Clemens Bergwitz, Gerald I Shulman
Hypophosphatemia can lead to muscle weakness and respiratory and heart failure, but the mechanism is unknown. To address this question, we noninvasively assessed rates of muscle ATP synthesis in hypophosphatemic mice by using in vivo saturation transfer [(31)P]-magnetic resonance spectroscopy. By using this approach, we found that basal and insulin-stimulated rates of muscle ATP synthetic flux (VATP) and plasma inorganic phosphate (Pi) were reduced by 50% in mice with diet-induced hypophosphatemia as well as in sodium-dependent Pi transporter solute carrier family 34, member 1 (NaPi2a)-knockout (NaPi2a(-/-)) mice compared with their wild-type littermate controls...
October 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27314201/development-of-an-emergency-department-trigger-tool-using-a-systematic-search-and-modified-delphi-process
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Richard Thomas Griffey, Ryan M Schneider, Lee M Adler, Roberta Capp, Christopher R Carpenter, Brenna M Farmer, Kathyrn Y Groner, Sheridan Hodkins, Craig A McCammon, Jonathan T Powell, Jonathan E Sather, Jeremiah D Schuur, Marc J Shapiro, Brian R Sharp, Arjun K Venkatesh, Marie C Vrablik, Jennifer L Wiler
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to develop an emergency department (ED) trigger tool to improve the identification of adverse events in the ED and that can be used to direct patient safety and quality improvement. This work describes the first step toward the development of an ED all-cause harm measurement tool by experts in the field. METHODS: We identified a multidisciplinary group of emergency medicine safety experts from whom we solicited candidate triggers. We then conducted a modified Delphi process consisting of 4 stages as follows: (1) a systematic literature search and review, including an independent oversampling of review for inclusion, (2) solicitation of empiric triggers from participants, (3) a Web-based survey ranking triggers on specific performance constructs, and (4) a final in-person meeting to arrive at consensus triggers for testing...
June 16, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27302065/mammalian-glucose-transporter-activity-is-dependent-upon-anionic-and-conical-phospholipids
#19
Richard C Hresko, Thomas E Kraft, Andrew Quigley, Elisabeth P Carpenter, Paul W Hruz
The regulated movement of glucose across mammalian cell membranes is mediated by facilitative glucose transporters (GLUTs) embedded in lipid bilayers. Despite the known importance of phospholipids in regulating protein structure and activity, the lipid-induced effects on the GLUTs remain poorly understood. We systematically examined the effects of physiologically relevant phospholipids on glucose transport in liposomes containing purified GLUT4 and GLUT3. The anionic phospholipids, phosphatidic acid, phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylglycerol, and phosphatidylinositol, were found to be essential for transporter function by activating it and stabilizing its structure...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27263862/range-expansion-of-the-bluetongue-vector-culicoides-imicola-in-continental-france-likely-due-to-rare-wind-transport-events
#20
Stéphanie Jacquet, Karine Huber, Nonito Pagès, Sandra Talavera, Laura E Burgin, Simon Carpenter, Christopher Sanders, Ahmadou H Dicko, Mouloud Djerbal, Maria Goffredo, Youssef Lhor, Javier Lucientes, Miguel A Miranda-Chueca, Isabel Pereira Da Fonseca, David W Ramilo, Marie-Laure Setier-Rio, Jérémy Bouyer, Christine Chevillon, Thomas Balenghien, Hélène Guis, Claire Garros
The role of the northward expansion of Culicoides imicola Kieffer in recent and unprecedented outbreaks of Culicoides-borne arboviruses in southern Europe has been a significant point of contention. We combined entomological surveys, movement simulations of air-borne particles, and population genetics to reconstruct the chain of events that led to a newly colonized French area nestled at the northern foot of the Pyrenees. Simulating the movement of air-borne particles evidenced frequent wind-transport events allowing, within at most 36 hours, the immigration of midges from north-eastern Spain and Balearic Islands, and, as rare events, their immigration from Corsica...
2016: Scientific Reports
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