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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335482/improved-wallis-dodging-algorithm-for-large-scale-super-resolution-reconstruction-remote-sensing-images
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Chong Fan, Xushuai Chen, Lei Zhong, Min Zhou, Yun Shi, Yulin Duan
A sub-block algorithm is usually applied in the super-resolution (SR) reconstruction of images because of limitations in computer memory. However, the sub-block SR images can hardly achieve a seamless image mosaicking because of the uneven distribution of brightness and contrast among these sub-blocks. An effectively improved weighted Wallis dodging algorithm is proposed, aiming at the characteristic that SR reconstructed images are gray images with the same size and overlapping region. This algorithm can achieve consistency of image brightness and contrast...
March 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335088/further-characterization-of-computed-tomographic-and-clinical-features-for-staging-and-prognosis-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-west-highland-white-terriers
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Florence Thierry, Ian Handel, Gawain Hammond, Lesley G King, Brendan M Corcoran, Tobias Schwarz
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology resulting in progressive interstitial fibrosis, with a known predilection in West Highland white terriers. In humans, computed tomography (CT) is a standard method for providing diagnostic and prognostic information, and plays a major role in the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis staging process. Objectives of this retrospective, analytical, cross-sectional study were to establish descriptive criteria for reporting CT findings and test correlations among CT, clinical findings and survival time in West Highland white terriers with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis...
March 23, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334947/protocadherin-19-pcdh19-interacts-with-paraspeckle-protein-nono-to-co-regulate-gene-expression-with-estrogen-receptor-alpha-er%C3%AE
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Duyen H Pham, Chuan Tan, Claire C Homan, Kristy Kolc, Mark Corbett, Dale McAninch, Archa Fox, Paul Thomas, Raman Kumar, Jozef Gecz
De novo and inherited mutations of X-chromosome cell adhesion molecule protocadherin 19 (PCDH19) cause frequent, highly variable epilepsy, autism, cognitive decline and behavioural problems syndrome. Intriguingly, hemizygous null males are not affected while heterozygous females are, contradicting established X-chromosome inheritance. The disease mechanism is not known. Cellular mosaicism is the likely driver. We have identified p54nrb/NONO, a multifunctional nuclear paraspeckle protein with known roles in nuclear hormone receptor gene regulation, as a PCDH19 protein interacting partner...
March 17, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334927/consumer-segmentation-and-time-interval-between-types-of-hospital-admission-a-clinical-linkage-database-study
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Umesh T Kadam, Claire A Lawson, Dawn K Moody, Lucy Teece, John Uttley, John Harvey, Z Iqbal, P W Jones
Background: Healthcare policies target unplanned hospital admissions and 30-day re-admission as key measures of efficiency, but do not focus on factors that influence trajectories of different types of admissions in the same patient over time. Objectives: To investigate the influence of consumer segmentation and patient factors on the time intervals between different types of hospital admission. Research design, subjects and measures: A cohort design was applied to an anonymised linkage database for adults aged 40 years and over (N = 58 857)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334704/combining-real-time-cold-and-mama-pcr-taqman-techniques-to-detect-and-quantify-r201-gnas-mutations-in-the-mccune-albright-syndrome%C3%A2
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Luisa de Sanctis, Ilaria Galliano, Paola Montanari, Patrizia Matarazzo, Daniele Tessaris, Massimiliano Bergallo
BACKGROUND/AIM: The McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is a potentially severe disorder hallmarked by fibrous bone dysplasia, café-au-lait skin spots, and endocrine hyperfunction. It is caused by postzygotic activating mutations at the R201 codon of the GNAS gene, leading to a state of somatic mosaicism. Our aim was to improve the mutation detection rate and to quantify the presence of R201 GNAS mutations in different DNA samples from MAS patients. METHODS: Real-time COLD- and MAMA-PCR TaqMan techniques were combined to search for R201 mutations in the DNA of blood or affected tissues from 16 previously molecularly characterized MAS patients, from a further 84 subjects with MAS signs who were R201 negative at RFLP analysis, and from 36 controls...
March 23, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334133/population-dynamics-of-the-wheat-curl-mite-acari-eriophyidae-during-the-heading-stages-of-winter-wheat
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Anthony J McMechan, Gary L Hein
The wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella Keifer) is the only known vector of three viruses in wheat-Wheat streak mosaic virus, Wheat mosaic virus, and Triticum mosaic virus. The economic impact of this disease complex is linked to the presence of suitable hosts prior to winter wheat maturing in early summer and the movement of wheat curl mite from wheat to oversummering hosts prior to wheat harvest. Previous research has documented the prevalence and density of mite populations on maturing wheat heads; however, these studies were limited to a few late stages of wheat...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334092/the-cuticle-protein-gene-mpcp4-of-myzus-persicae-homoptera-aphididae-plays-a-critical-role-in-cucumber-mosaic-virus-acquisition
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Yan Liang, Xi-Wu Gao
Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Homoptera: Aphididae) is one of the most important agricultural pests worldwide. In addition to sucking phloem sap, M. persicae also transmits Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) as a vector in a nonpersistent manner. At present, the infection mechanism remains unclear, especially the process of aphid virus acquisition. In this study, we isolated four M. persicae cuticle protein genes (MPCP1, MPCP2, MPCP4, and MPCP5) from M. persicae. The relative amount of the gene encoding Cucumber mosaic virus capsid protein (CMV CP) and the transcript levels of these four cuticle protein genes were investigated in aphid virus acquisition by feeding the tobacco preinfested by CMV...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333642/endomicroscopy-for-computer-and-robot-assisted-intervention
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Siyang Zuo, Guang-Zhong Yang
Endomicroscopy is a new technique that allows human tissue to be characterized in vivo, and in situ, circumventing the need for conventional biopsy and histology. Despite increased application and growing research interests in this area, the clinical application of endomicroscopy, however, is limited by difficulties in ergonomic control, consistent probe-tissue contact, large area surveillance and retargeting. Recently, advances in high-speed imaging, mosaicing and robotics have aimed to address these difficulties...
March 22, 2017: IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333325/triple-paternal-contribution-to-a-normal-complete-molar-chimeric-singleton-placenta
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I Ariel, D Goldman-Wohl, S Yagel, E Gazit, R Loewenthal
A comprehensive study of unusual cases of placental pathology may provide insight into mechanisms of normal human fertilization and early embryonic development by examining the exception to the rule. A gravida three para two 39-year-old woman was monitored by ultrasound from 16 weeks of gestation for cystic placenta. A female newborn was born at 36 weeks gestation. Pathologic examination of the partially cystic placenta revealed a singleton placenta comprised of 2/3 normal placenta and 1/3 complete hydatidiform mole, largely degenerated...
March 14, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332872/characterization-of-spontaneous-and-induced-puberty-in-girls-with-turner-syndrome
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Lisal J Folsom, James E Slaven, Zeina M Nabhan, Erica A Eugster
OBJECTIVE: To characterize puberty in girls with Turner syndrome, and determine whether specific patient characteristics are associated with the timing of menarche. We also sought to compare spontaneous vs. induced puberty in these patients. DESIGN/PATIENTS/MEASUREMENTS: Medical records of girls followed in our Pediatric Endocrine clinic for Turner syndrome from 2007 to 2015 were reviewed. RESULTS: Fifty-three girls were included, of whom 10 (19%) achieved menarche spontaneously and 43 (81%) received hormone replacement therapy (HRT)...
March 23, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332826/packaged-and-free-stmv-rna-genomes-adopt-distinct-conformational-states
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Bridget C Larman, Elizabeth A Dethoff, Kevin M Weeks
The RNA genomes of viruses likely undergo multiple functionally important conformational changes during their replication cycles, changes that are poorly understood at present. We used two complementary in-solution RNA structure probing strategies (SHAPE-MaP and RING-MaP) to examine the structure of the RNA genome of satellite tobacco mosaic virus inside authentic virions and in a capsid-free state. Both RNA states feature similar three-domain architectures in which each major replicative function - translation, capsid coding, and genome synthesis - fall into distinct domains...
March 23, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332632/loss-of-chromosome-y-leads-to-down-regulation-of-kdm5d-and-kdm6c-epigenetic-modifiers-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Madeleine Arseneault, Jean Monlong, Naveen S Vasudev, Ruhina S Laskar, Maryam Safisamghabadi, Patricia Harnden, Lars Egevad, Nazanin Nourbehesht, Pudchalaluck Panichnantakul, Ivana Holcatova, Antonin Brisuda, Vladimir Janout, Helena Kollarova, Lenka Foretova, Marie Navratilova, Dana Mates, Viorel Jinga, David Zaridze, Anush Mukeria, Pouria Jandaghi, Paul Brennan, Alvis Brazma, Jorg Tost, Ghislaine Scelo, Rosamonde E Banks, Mark Lathrop, Guillaume Bourque, Yasser Riazalhosseini
Recent genomic studies of sporadic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) have uncovered novel driver genes and pathways. Given the unequal incidence rates among men and women (male:female incidence ratio approaches 2:1), we compared the genome-wide distribution of the chromosomal abnormalities in both sexes. We observed a higher frequency for the somatic recurrent chromosomal copy number variations (CNVs) of autosomes in male subjects, whereas somatic loss of chromosome X was detected exclusively in female patients (17...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332072/are-the-autoimmune-inflammatory-syndrome-induced-by-adjuvants-asia-and-the-undifferentiated-connective-tissue-disease-uctd-related-to-each-other-a-case-control-study-of-environmental-exposures
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F Scanzi, L Andreoli, M Martinelli, M Taraborelli, I Cavazzana, N Carabellese, R Ottaviani, F Allegri, F Franceschini, N Agmon-Levin, Y Shoenfeld, Angela Tincani
The autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) is an entity that includes different autoimmune conditions observed after exposure to an adjuvant. Patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) present many signs and symptoms of ASIA, alluding to the idea that an exposure to adjuvants can be a trigger also for UCTD. The aim of this case-control study was to investigate exposure to adjuvants prior to disease onset in patients affected by UCTD. Ninety-two UCTD patients and 92 age- and sex-matched controls with no malignancy, chronic infections, autoimmune disease nor family history of autoimmune diseases were investigated for exposure to adjuvants...
March 22, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331587/a-simple-fast-and-repeatable-survey-method-for-underwater-visual-3d-benthic-mapping-and-monitoring
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Oscar Pizarro, Ariell Friedman, Mitch Bryson, Stefan B Williams, Joshua Madin
Visual 3D reconstruction techniques provide rich ecological and habitat structural information from underwater imagery. However, an unaided swimmer or diver struggles to navigate precisely over larger extents with consistent image overlap needed for visual reconstruction. While underwater robots have demonstrated systematic coverage of areas much larger than the footprint of a single image, access to suitable robotic systems is limited and requires specialized operators. Furthermore, robots are poor at navigating hydrodynamic habitats such as shallow coral reefs...
March 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331584/sensitivity-of-sea-urchin-fertilization-to-ph-varies-across-a-natural-ph-mosaic
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Lydia Kapsenberg, Daniel K Okamoto, Jessica M Dutton, Gretchen E Hofmann
In the coastal ocean, temporal fluctuations in pH vary dramatically across biogeographic ranges. How such spatial differences in pH variability regimes might shape ocean acidification resistance in marine species remains unknown. We assessed the pH sensitivity of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus in the context of ocean pH variability. Using unique male-female pairs, originating from three sites with similar mean pH but different variability and frequency of low pH (pHT ≤ 7.8) exposures, fertilization was tested across a range of pH (pHT 7...
March 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330149/myb-transcription-factor-isolated-from-raphanus-sativus-enhances-anthocyanin-accumulation-in-chrysanthemum-cultivars
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Eun Sun Kee, Aung Htay Naing, Sun Hyung Lim, Jeung Sul Han, Chang Kil Kim
A MYB transcription factor gene, RsMYB1, from radish was introduced into the chrysanthemum cultivars 'Peach ND', 'Peach Red', and 'Vivid Scarlet' under the control of the cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter. Presence of RsMYB1 in transgenic lines was confirmed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Results of reverse-transcription-PCR analysis revealed that the expression of RsMYB1 was stable in all transgenic lines and could enhance the expression levels of three key biosynthetic genes (F3H, DFR, and ANS) involved in anthocyanin production...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329761/somatic-mutations-reveal-asymmetric-cellular-dynamics-in-the-early-human-embryo
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Young Seok Ju, Inigo Martincorena, Moritz Gerstung, Mia Petljak, Ludmil B Alexandrov, Raheleh Rahbari, David C Wedge, Helen R Davies, Manasa Ramakrishna, Anthony Fullam, Sancha Martin, Christopher Alder, Nikita Patel, Steve Gamble, Sarah O'Meara, Dilip D Giri, Torril Sauer, Sarah E Pinder, Colin A Purdie, Åke Borg, Henk Stunnenberg, Marc van de Vijver, Benita K T Tan, Carlos Caldas, Andrew Tutt, Naoto T Ueno, Laura J van 't Veer, John W M Martens, Christos Sotiriou, Stian Knappskog, Paul N Span, Sunil R Lakhani, Jórunn Erla Eyfjörd, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Andrea Richardson, Alastair M Thompson, Alain Viari, Matthew E Hurles, Serena Nik-Zainal, Peter J Campbell, Michael R Stratton
Somatic cells acquire mutations throughout the course of an individual's life. Mutations occurring early in embryogenesis are often present in a substantial proportion of, but not all, cells in postnatal humans and thus have particular characteristics and effects. Depending on their location in the genome and the proportion of cells they are present in, these mosaic mutations can cause a wide range of genetic disease syndromes and predispose carriers to cancer. They have a high chance of being transmitted to offspring as de novo germline mutations and, in principle, can provide insights into early human embryonic cell lineages and their contributions to adult tissues...
March 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326801/three-new-isobenzofurans-from-the-roots-of-nicotiana-tabacum-and-their-bioactivities
#18
Pei He, Peisong Yang, Shiyun Tang, Ling Ye, Chunbo Liu, Qinpeng Shen, Dangyu Tang, Fengmei Zhang, Zhihua Liu, Yongkuan Chen, Shouzhuo Yao, Nengjun Xiang, Zhangjie Huang
Three new isobenzofurans (1-3), together with four known phenylpropanoids (4-7) were isolated from the roots of Nicotiana tabacum. Their structures were determined by means of HRESIMS and extensive 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic studies. Compounds 1-6 were tested for their anti-tobacco mosaic virus (anti-TMV) activities and cytotoxicity activities. The results showed that compounds 5 and 6 exhibited high anti-TMV activities with inhibition rates of 35.1 and 33.4%, respectively. The cytotoxicities of compounds 1-7 against five human tumor cell lines (NB4, A549, SHSY5Y, PC3 were also tested...
March 22, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326560/sex-chromosome-aneuploidy-detection-by-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-helpful-or-hazardous
#19
Rosemary E Reiss, Marie Discenza, Judith Foster, Lori Dobson, Louise Wilkins-Haug
OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of sex chromosome aneuploidy (SCA) predicted by non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), assess test performance, and compare it with nuchal translucency (NT) screening among patients seen in our prenatal diagnosis center. METHODS: We identified suspected cases of SCA by reviewing results from all NIPT samples sent from our center to commercial laboratories offering analysis by cell-free DNA between December 1, 2012 to July 31, 2015...
March 21, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325554/inscuteable-maintains-type-i-neuroblast-lineage-identity-via-numb-notch-signaling-in-the-drosophila-larval-brain
#20
Huanping An, Wanzhong Ge, Yongmei Xi, Xiaohang Yang
In the Drosophila larval brain, type I and type II neuroblasts (NBs) undergo a series of asymmetric divisions which give rise to distinct progeny lineages. The intermediate neural progenitors (INPs) exist only in type II NB lineages. In this study, we reveal a novel function of Inscuteable (Insc) that acts to maintain type I NB lineage identity. In insc type I NB clones of mosaic analyses with a repressible cell marker (MARCM), the formation of extra Deadpan (Dpn)(+) NB-like and GMC-like cells is observed. The lack of Insc leads to the defective localization and segregation of Numb during asymmetric cell division...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
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