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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146750/trpm7-transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-like-7-channel-kinase-controls-calcium-responses-in-arterial-thrombosis-and-stroke-in-mice
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Sanjeev K Gotru, Wenchun Chen, Peter Kraft, Isabelle C Becker, Karen Wolf, Simon Stritt, Susanna Zierler, Heike M Hermanns, Deviyani Rao, Anne-Laure Perraud, Carsten Schmitz, René P Zahedi, Peter J Noy, Michael G Tomlinson, Thomas Dandekar, Masayuki Matsushita, Vladimir Chubanov, Thomas Gudermann, Guido Stoll, Bernhard Nieswandt, Attila Braun
OBJECTIVE: TRPM7 (transient receptor potential melastatin-like 7 channel) is a ubiquitously expressed bifunctional protein comprising a transient receptor potential channel segment linked to a cytosolic α-type serine/threonine protein kinase domain. TRPM7 forms a constitutively active Mg(2+) and Ca(2+) permeable channel, which regulates diverse cellular processes in both healthy and diseased conditions, but the physiological role of TRPM7 kinase remains largely unknown. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Here we show that point mutation in TRPM7 kinase domain deleting the kinase activity in mice (Trpm7(R/R) ) causes a marked signaling defect in platelets...
November 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143283/evaluation-of-sequential-spect-and-ct-for-targeted-radionuclide-therapy-dosimetry
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Tiantian Li, Nien-Yun Wu, Na Song, Greta S P Mok
PURPOSE: In targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT), a prior knowledge of the absorbed dose biodistribution is essential for pre-therapy treatment planning. Previously, we showed that non-rigid organ-by-organ registration in sequential quantitative SPECT images improved dose estimation. This study aims to investigate if sequential CT can further improve TRT dosimetric accuracy. METHODS: We simulated SPECT/CT acquisitions at 1, 12, 24, 72 and 144 h In-111 Zevalin post-injection using an analytical MEGP projector, modeling attenuation, scatter and collimator-detector response...
November 15, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120746/segmented-filamentous-bacteria-provoke-lung-autoimmunity-by-inducing-gut-lung-axis-th17-cells-expressing-dual-tcrs
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C Pierce Bradley, Fei Teng, Krysta M Felix, Teruyuki Sano, Debdut Naskar, Katharine E Block, Haochu Huang, Kenneth S Knox, Dan R Littman, Hsin-Jung Joyce Wu
Lung complications are a major cause of rheumatoid arthritis-related mortality. Involvement of gut microbiota in lung diseases by the gut-lung axis has been widely observed, but the underlying mechanism remains mostly unknown. Using an autoimmune arthritis model, we show that a constituent of the gut microbiota, segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB), distantly provoke lung pathology. SFB induce autoantibodies in lung during the pre-arthritic phase, and SFB-dependent lung pathology requires the T helper 17 (Th17) responses...
November 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075646/a-multiorgan-segmentation-model-for-ct-volumes-via-full-convolution-deconvolution-network
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Yangzi Yang, Huiyan Jiang, Qingjiao Sun
We propose a model with two-stage process for abdominal segmentation on CT volumes. First, in order to capture the details of organs, a full convolution-deconvolution network (FCN-DecNet) is constructed with multiple new unpooling, deconvolutional, and fusion layers. Then, we optimize the coarse segmentation results of FCN-DecNet by multiscale weights probabilistic atlas (MS-PA), which uses spatial and intensity characteristic of atlases. Our coarse-fine model takes advantage of intersubject variability, spatial location, and gray information of CT volumes to minimize the error of segmentation...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054828/cloning-and-expression-study-of-an-irf4a-gene-and-its-two-transcript-variants-in-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus
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Song Li, Guobin Hu, Zhipeng Chen, Lianfei Song, Guanjie Wang, Dahai Liu, Qiuming Liu
Interferon regulatory factor 4 (IRF4) is known to be involved in antiviral response as well as regulation of functional and developmental processes in lymphomyeloid cell lineages in mammals. In this study, the gene of IRF4a and its two transcript variants (named IRF4a1 and -2) were cloned from turbot, Scophthalmus maximus, the tissue distributions and in vivo immune responsive expression patterns of the two transcripts were subsequently examined. The Scophthalmus maximus (Sm)IRF4a gene is 8367 nucleotide (nt) in length, consisting of eight exons and seven introns...
October 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027697/development-and-validation-of-a-reverse-transcription-quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-tilapia-lake-virus-detection-in-clinical-samples-and-experimentally-challenged-fish
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P Tattiyapong, K Sirikanchana, W Surachetpong
Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) is an emerging pathogen associated with high mortalities of wild and farm-raised tilapia in different countries. In this study, a SYBR green-based reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) assay targeting segment three of the virus was developed to detect and quantify TiLV in clinical samples and experimentally challenged fish. All 30 field samples with clinical signs and history consistent with TiLV infection were positive for TiLV as detected by the developed RT-qPCR method...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984233/surface-micropattern-reduces-colonization-and-medical-device-associated-infections
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Binjie Xu, Qiuhua Wei, M Ryan Mettetal, Jie Han, Lindsey Rau, Jinfeng Tie, Rhea M May, Eric T Pathe, Shravanthi T Reddy, Lauren Sullivan, Albert E Parker, Donald H Maul, Anthony B Brennan, Ethan E Mann
PURPOSE: Surface microtopography offers a promising approach for infection control. The goal of this study was to provide evidence that micropatterned surfaces significantly reduce the potential risk of medical device-associated infections. METHODOLOGY: Micropatterned and smooth surfaces were challenged in vitro against the colonization and transference of two representative bacterial pathogens - Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A percutaneous rat model was used to assess the effectiveness of the micropattern against device-associated S...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962659/polysplenia-syndrome-with-duodenal-and-pancreatic-dysplasia-in-a-holstein-calf-a-case-report
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Daisuke Kondoh, Tomomi Kawano, Tomoaki Kikuchi, Kaoru Hatate, Kenichi Watanabe, Motoki Sasaki, Norio Yamagishi, Hisashi Inokuma, Nobuo Kitamura
BACKGROUND: Laterality disorders of the abdominal organs include situs inversus totalis that mirrors the arrangements of all internal organs and heterotaxy syndrome (situs ambiguus) in which the thoracic or abdominal organs are abnormally arranged. Heterotaxy is often accompanied by multiple congenital malformations, and it generally comprises asplenia and polysplenia syndromes. To our knowledge, polysplenia syndrome has been reported in only three cattle, and computerized tomographic (CT) images of these animals were not obtained...
September 29, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938688/drag-reducing-polymers-decrease-hepatic-injury-and-metastases-after-liver-ischemia-reperfusion
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Samer Tohme, Marina V Kameneva, Hamza O Yazdani, Vikas Sud, Julie Goswami, Patricia Loughran, Hai Huang, Richard L Simmons, Allan Tsung
INTRODUCTION: Surgery, a crucial therapeutic modality in the treatment of solid tumors, can induce sterile inflammatory processes which can result in metastatic progression. Liver ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury, an inevitable consequence of hepatic resection of metastases, has been shown to foster hepatic capture of circulating cancer cells and accelerate metastatic growth. Efforts to reduce these negative consequences have not been thoroughly investigated. Drag reducing polymers (DRPs) are blood-soluble macromolecules that can, in nanomolar concentrations, increase tissue perfusion, decrease vascular resistance and decrease near-wall microvascular concentration of neutrophils and platelets thereby possibly reducing the inflammatory microenvironment...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936204/modulatory-influence-of-segmented-filamentous-bacteria-on-transcriptomic-response-of-gnotobiotic-mice-exposed-to-tcdd
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Robert D Stedtfeld, Benli Chai, Robert B Crawford, Tiffany M Stedtfeld, Maggie R Williams, Shao Xiangwen, Tomomi Kuwahara, James R Cole, Norbert E Kaminski, James M Tiedje, Syed A Hashsham
Environmental toxicants such as 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), an aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), are known to induce host toxicity and structural shifts in the gut microbiota. Key bacterial populations with similar or opposing functional responses to AhR ligand exposure may potentially help regulate expression of genes associated with immune dysfunction. To examine this question and the mechanisms for AhR ligand-induced bacterial shifts, C57BL/6 gnotobiotic mice were colonized with and without segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB) - an immune activator...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902940/bacterial-translocation-and-mortality-on-rat-model-of-intestinal-ischemia-and-obstruction
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Rafael Izar Domingues da Costa, Roberto Rasslan, Marcia Kiyomi Koike, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama, Edna Frasson de Souza Montero
Purpose: To develop an experimental model of intestinal ischemia and obstruction followed by surgical resection of the damaged segment and reestablishment of intestinal transit, looking at bacterial translocation and survival. Methods: After anesthesia, Wistar rats was subject to laparotomy, intestinal ischemia and obstruction through an ileal ligature 1.5cm of ileum cecal valve; and the mesenteric vessels that irrigate upstream of the obstruction site to approximately 7 to 10 cm were ligated...
August 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870221/isolation-and-characterization-of-the-fall-chinook-aquareovirus
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Negar Makhsous, Nicole L Jensen, Katherine H Haman, William N Batts, Keith R Jerome, James R Winton, Alexander L Greninger
BACKGROUND: Salmon are paramount to the economy, ecology, and history of the Pacific Northwest. Viruses constitute one of the major threats to salmon health and well-being, with more than twenty known virus species that infect salmon. Here, we describe the isolation and characterization of the fall Chinook aquareovirus, a divergent member of the species Aquareovirus B within the family Reoviridae. METHODS: The virus was first found in 2014 as part of a routine adult broodstock screening program in which kidney and spleen tissue samples from healthy-appearing, adult fall Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) returning to a hatchery in Washington State produced cytopathic effects when inoculated onto a Chinook salmon embryo cell line (CHSE-214)...
September 5, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843273/fusion-anomaly-of-the-pancreatic-tail-and-spleen-a-case-report
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Ahmad Khalid Omeri, Shunro Matsumoto, Maki Kiyonaga, Ryo Takaji, Yasunari Yamada, Yumiko Ando, Hiromu Mori, Hiroki Uchida, Yukio Iwashita, Masayuki Ohta, Masafumi Inomata
BACKGROUND: Splenopancreatic fusion is a rare anomaly that is often associated with trisomy 13. Its diagnosis can be important in patients scheduled to undergo distal pancreatectomy or splenectomy, to avoid possible intraoperative or postoperative complications. CASE PRESENTATION: An 82-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital for further evaluation and treatment for a solitary hepatocellular carcinoma based on liver cirrhosis. Triple-phase contrast-enhanced multidetector-row computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a splenopancreatic fusion as well as a solitary hepatocellular carcinoma in segment VIII of his liver...
August 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742733/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-model-free-determination-of-tissue-type-in-abdominal-organs-using-machine-learning
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Alexander Ciritsis, Cristina Rossi, Moritz C Wurnig, Valerie Phi Van, Andreas Boss
PURPOSE: For diffusion data sets including low and high b-values, the intravoxel incoherent motion model is commonly applied to characterize tissue. The aim of the present study was to show that machine learning allows a model-free approach to determine tissue type without a priori assumptions on the underlying physiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 8 healthy volunteers, diffusion data sets were acquired using an echo-planar imaging sequence with 16 b-values in the range between 0 and 1000 s/mm...
July 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736468/multi-atlas-spleen-segmentation-on-ct-using-adaptive-context-learning
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Jiaqi Liu, Yuankai Huo, Zhoubing Xu, Albert Assad, Richard G Abramson, Bennett A Landman
Automatic spleen segmentation on CT is challenging due to the complexity of abdominal structures. Multi-atlas segmentation (MAS) has shown to be a promising approach to conduct spleen segmentation. To deal with the substantial registration errors between the heterogeneous abdominal CT images, the context learning method for performance level estimation (CLSIMPLE) method was previously proposed. The context learning method generates a probability map for a target image using a Gaussian mixture model (GMM) as the prior in a Bayesian framework...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717038/a-human-biofilm-disrupting-monoclonal-antibody-potentiates-antibiotic-efficacy-in-rodent-models-of-both-staphylococcus-aureus-and-acinetobacter-baumannii-infections
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Yan Q Xiong, Angeles Estellés, L Li, W Abdelhady, R Gonzales, Arnold S Bayer, Edgar Tenorio, Anton Leighton, Stefan Ryser, Lawrence M Kauvar
Many serious bacterial infections are antibiotic refractory due to biofilm formation. A key structural component of biofilm is extracellular DNA, which is stabilized by bacterial proteins, including those from the DNABII family. TRL1068 is a high-affinity human monoclonal antibody against a DNABII epitope conserved across both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial species. In the present study, the efficacy of TRL1068 for the disruption of biofilm was demonstrated in vitro in the absence of antibiotics by scanning electron microscopy...
October 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716025/beta-mangostin-demonstrates-apoptogenesis-in-murine-leukaemia-wehi-3-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Fatima Abdelmutaal Ahmed Omer, Najihah Mohd Hashim, Mohamed Yousif Ibrahim, Abdulmannan F Aldoubi, Pouya Hassandarvish, Firouzeh Dehghan, Noraziah Nordin, Hamed Karimian, Landa Zeenelabdin Ali Salim, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Karim Al-Jashamy, Syam Mohan
BACKGROUND: Beta-mangostin (BM) is a xanthone-type of natural compound isolated from Cratoxylum arborescens. This study aimed to examine the apoptosis mechanisms induced by BM in a murine monomyelocytic cell line (WEHI-3) in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: A WEHI-3 cell line was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of BM by MTT. AO/PI and Hoechst 33342 dyes, Annexin V, multiparametric cytotoxicity 3 by high content screening (HCS); cell cycle tests were used to estimate the features of apoptosis and BM effects...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649156/multi-atlas-segmentation-enables-robust-multi-contrast-mri-spleen-segmentation-for-splenomegaly
#18
Yuankai Huo, Jiaqi Liu, Zhoubing Xu, Robert L Harrigan, Albert Assad, Richard G Abramson, Bennett A Landman
Non-invasive spleen volume estimation is essential in detecting splenomegaly. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used to facilitate splenomegaly diagnosis in vivo. However, achieving accurate spleen volume estimation from MR images is challenging given the great inter-subject variance of human abdomens and wide variety of clinical images/modalities. Multi-atlas segmentation has been shown to be a promising approach to handle heterogeneous data and difficult anatomical scenarios. In this paper, we propose to use multi-atlas segmentation frameworks for MRI spleen segmentation for splenomegaly...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614785/drag-reducing-polymers-decrease-hepatic-injury-and-metastases-after-liver-ischemia-reperfusion
#19
Samer Tohme, Marina V Kameneva, Hamza O Yazdani, Vikas Sud, Julie Goswami, Patricia Loughran, Hai Huang, Richard L Simmons, Allan Tsung
INTRODUCTION: Surgery, a crucial therapeutic modality in the treatment of solid tumors, can induce sterile inflammatory processes which can result in metastatic progression. Liver ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury, an inevitable consequence of hepatic resection of metastases, has been shown to foster hepatic capture of circulating cancer cells and accelerate metastatic growth. Efforts to reduce these negative consequences have not been thoroughly investigated. Drag reducing polymers (DRPs) are blood-soluble macromolecules that can, in nanomolar concentrations, increase tissue perfusion, decrease vascular resistance and decrease near-wall microvascular concentration of neutrophils and platelets thereby possibly reducing the inflammatory microenvironment...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570262/automatized-spleen-segmentation-in-non-contrast-enhanced-mr-volume-data-using-subject-specific-shape-priors
#20
Oliver Gloger, Klaus Tönnies, Robin Bülow, Henry Voelzke
To develop the first fully automated 3D spleen segmentation framework derived from T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data; and to verify its performance for spleen delineation and volumetry. This approach considers the issue of low contrast between spleen and adjacent tissue in non-contrast-enhanced MR images. Materials and Methods: Native T1-weighted MR volume data was performed on a 1.5 Tesla MR system in an epidemiological study. We analyzed random subsamples of MR examinations without pathologies to develop and verify the spleen segmentation framework...
June 1, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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