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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105273/investigation-of-a-bicyclo-1-1-1-pentane-as-a-phenyl-replacement-within-an-lppla2-inhibitor
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Nicholas D Measom, Kenneth D Down, David J Hirst, Craig Jamieson, Eric S Manas, Vipulkumar K Patel, Don O Somers
We describe the incorporation of a bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane moiety within two known LpPLA2 inhibitors to act as bioisosteric phenyl replacements. An efficient synthesis to the target compounds was enabled with a dichlorocarbene insertion into a bicyclo[1.1.0]butane system being the key transformation. Potency, physicochemical, and X-ray crystallographic data were obtained to compare the known inhibitors to their bioisosteric counterparts, which showed the isostere was well tolerated and positively impacted on the physicochemical profile...
January 12, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104711/m%C3%A4-ori-patients-experiences-and-perspectives-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-new-zealand-qualitative-interview-study
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Rachael C Walker, Shayne Walker, Rachael L Morton, Allison Tong, Kirsten Howard, Suetonia C Palmer
OBJECTIVES: To explore and describe Māori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) patients' experiences and perspectives of chronic kidney disease (CKD), as these are largely unknown for indigenous groups with CKD. DESIGN: Face-to-face, semistructured interviews with purposive sampling and thematic analysis. SETTING: 3 dialysis centres in New Zealand (NZ), all of which offered all forms of dialysis modalities. PARTICIPANTS: 13 Māori patients with CKD and who were either nearing the need for dialysis or had started dialysis within the previous 12 months...
January 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089395/royal-jelly-ameliorates-diet-induced-obesity-and-glucose-intolerance-by-promoting-brown-adipose-tissue-thermogenesis-in-mice
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Takeshi Yoneshiro, Ryuji Kaede, Kazuki Nagaya, Julia Aoyama, Mana Saito, Yuko Okamatsu-Ogura, Kazuhiro Kimura, Akira Terao
INTRODUCTION: Identification of thermogenic food ingredients is potentially a useful strategy for the prevention of obesity and related metabolic disorders. It has been reported that royal jelly (RJ) supplementation improves insulin sensitivity; however, its impacts on energy expenditure and adiposity remain elusive. We investigated anti-obesity effects of RJ supplementation and their relation to physical activity levels and thermogenic capacities of brown (BAT) and white adipose tissue (WAT)...
January 11, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087122/human-trophoblast-stem-cells-real-or-not-real
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Ching-Wen Chang, Mana M Parast
Abnormal trophoblast differentiation is the root cause of many placenta-based pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. Human trophoblast differentiation is difficult to study due to the lack of a stem cell model. Such a multipotent "trophoblast stem" (TS) cell, with the ability to differentiate into all trophoblast subtypes, has been derived from mouse blastocysts, but attempts to derive similar human cells have failed. We consider here several possibilities for the TS cell niche in the human placenta...
January 5, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078494/erratum-to-effect-of-taurine-supplementation-on-hepatic-metabolism-and-alleviation-of-cadmium-toxicity-and-bioaccumulation-in-a-marine-teleost-red-sea-bream-pagrus-major
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Takeshi Hano, Katsutoshi Ito, Kumiko Kono, Mana Ito, Nobuyuki Ohkubo, Kazuhiko Mochida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075578/probing-structural-perturbation-in-a-bent-molecular-crystal-with-synchrotron-infrared-microspectroscopy-and-periodic-density-functional-theory-calculations
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Ljupco Pejov, Manas K Panda, Taro Moriwaki, Pance Naumov
The range of unit cell orientations generated at the kink of a bent single crystal poses unsurmountable challenges with diffraction analysis and limits the insight into the molecular-scale mechanism of bending. On a plastically bent crystal of hexachlorobenzene it is demonstrated here that spatially resolved microfocus infrared spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation can be applied in conjunction with periodic density functional theory calculations to predict spectral changes or to extract information on structural changes that occur as a consequence of bending...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072833/accurate-breakpoint-mapping-in-apparently-balanced-translocation-families-with-discordant-phenotypes-using-whole-genome-mate-pair-sequencing
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Constantia Aristidou, Costas Koufaris, Athina Theodosiou, Mads Bak, Mana M Mehrjouy, Farkhondeh Behjati, George Tanteles, Violetta Christophidou-Anastasiadou, Niels Tommerup, Carolina Sismani
Familial apparently balanced translocations (ABTs) segregating with discordant phenotypes are extremely challenging for interpretation and counseling due to the scarcity of publications and lack of routine techniques for quick investigation. Recently, next generation sequencing has emerged as an efficacious methodology for precise detection of translocation breakpoints. However, studies so far have mainly focused on de novo translocations. The present study focuses specifically on familial cases in order to shed some light to this diagnostic dilemma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070776/computer-assisted-delineation-of-cerebral-infarct-from-diffusion-weighted-mri-using-gaussian-mixture-model
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Manas Kumar Nag, Subhranil Koley, Debarghya China, Anup Kumar Sadhu, Ravikanth Balaji, Siddharth Ghosh, Chandan Chakraborty
PURPOSE: Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is a widely used medical imaging modality for diagnosis and monitoring of cerebral stroke. The identification of exact location of stroke lesion helps in perceiving its characteristics, an essential part of diagnosis and treatment planning. This task is challenging due to the typical shape of the stroke lesion. This paper proposes an efficient method for computer-aided delineation of stroke lesions from DWI images. METHOD: Proposed methodology comprises of three steps...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070730/cadd-medicine-design-is-the-potion-that-can-cure-my-disease
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Eric S Manas, Darren V S Green
The acronym "CADD" is often used interchangeably to refer to "Computer Aided Drug Discovery" and "Computer Aided Drug Design". While the former definition implies the use of a computer to impact one or more aspects of discovering a drug, in this paper we contend that computational chemists are most effective when they enable teams to apply true design principles as they strive to create medicines to treat human disease. We argue that teams must bring to bear multiple sub-disciplines of computational chemistry in an integrated manner in order to utilize these principles to address the multi-objective nature of the drug discovery problem...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068137/meeting-evolving-workforce-needs-preparing-psychologists-for-leadership-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home
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Abbie O Beacham, Kristi S Van Sickle, Parinda Khatri, Mana K Ali, Daniel Reimer, Eugene W Farber, Nadine J Kaslow
Behavioral health integration in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) offers opportunities for psychologists to play leadership roles. Widespread practice transition to PCMH models of care are expected to substantially impact the psychology workforce. Conservative estimates suggest that approximately 90% of the 93,000 clinically trained psychologists would be required to meet projected need in these settings. This has implications for how health service psychologists are trained. In addition to relevant clinical competencies, they must be versed in system/program development, administration, evaluation, quality improvement, and interprofessional collaboration...
January 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068136/psychology-in-patient-centered-medical-homes-reducing-health-disparities-and-promoting-health-equity
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Eugene W Farber, Mana K Ali, Kristi S Van Sickle, Nadine J Kaslow
With persisting health disparities contributing to a disproportionate impact on the health and well-being of socially disenfranchised and medically underserved populations, the emerging patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model offers promise in bridging the health disparities divide. Because behavioral health care is an important component of the PCMH, psychologists have significant opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of PCMH services in settings that primarily serve medically underserved communities...
January 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067925/mesoporous-tio2-n-doped-carbon-composite-nanospheres-synthesized-by-the-direct-carbonization-of-surfactants-after-sol-gel-process-for-superior-lithium-storage
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Hongwei Zhu, Yunke Jing, Manas Pal, Yupu Liu, Yang Liu, Jinxiu Wang, Fan Zhang, Dongyuan Zhao
Here, we report mesoporous TiO2@N-doped carbon composite nanospheres synthesized via a double-surfactant-assisted assembly sol-gel process followed by sequential carbonization of surfactants under a N2 atmosphere. The resulting TiO2@N-doped C composite nanospheres are composed of uniformly distributed TiO2 nanocrystals with a diameter of ∼8 nm coated by a N-doped carbon layer that was formed by surfactants. Moreover, a large number of connected mesopores were observed in the nanospheres after high-temperature carbonization treatment...
January 9, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065774/use-of-incidentally-encoded-memory-from-a-single-experience-in-cats
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Saho Takagi, Mana Tsuzuki, Hitomi Chijiiwa, Minori Arahori, Arii Watanabe, Atsuko Saito, Kazuo Fujita
We examined whether cats could retrieve and utilize incidentally encoded information from a single past event in a simple food-exploration task previously used for dogs (Fujita et al., 2012). In Experiment 1, cats were led to four open, baited containers and allowed to eat from two of them (Exposure phase). After a 15-min delay during which the cats were absent and all containers were replaced with empty ones, the cats were unexpectedly returned to the room and allowed to explore the containers (Test phase)...
January 5, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064484/doping-induced-anisotropic-self-assembly-of-silver-icosahedra-in-pt2ag23cl7-pph3-10-nanoclusters
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Megalamane S Bootharaju, Sergey M Kozlov, Zhen Cao, Moussab Harb, Niladri Maity, Aleksander Shkurenko, Manas R Parida, Mohamed N Hedhili, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Omar F Mohammed, Osman M Bakr, Luigi Cavallo, Jean-Marie Basset
Atomically precise self-assembled architectures of noble metals with unique surface structures are necessary for prospective applications. However, the synthesis of such structures based on silver is challenging because of their instability. In this work, by developing a selective and controlled doping strategy, we synthesized and characterized a rod-shaped, charge-neutral, diplatinum-doped Ag nanocluster (NC) of [Pt2Ag23Cl7(PPh3)10]. Its crystal structure revealed the self-assembly of two Pt-centered Ag icosahedra through vertex sharing...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064069/immunization-with-leishmania-donovani-protein-disulfide-isomerase-dna-construct-induces-th1-and-th17-dependent-immune-response-and-protection-against-experimental-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-balb-c-mice
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Ajay Amit, Vijayamahantesh, Manas R Dikhit, Ashish Kumar Singh, Vikash Kumar, Shashi S Suman, Ashu Singh, Akhilesh Kumar, Ajit Kumar Thakur, Vidyanand Ravi Das, Pradeep Das, Sanjiva Bimal
In the present study, the efficacy of Leishmania donovani protein disulfide isomerase (LdPDI) as a DNA vaccine was evaluated in BALB/C mice. Mice immunized with the LdPDI-DNA construct were found to be the most immuno-reactive, as the construct induced higher T-cell proliferation. The increased T-cell proliferation was associated with a substantial rise in Th1 and Th17+ CD4 cell response and triggered a higher proportion of CD8+ T cells for the release of interferon-gamma along with a reduced splenic parasite load on Days20 and 60 post challenge (PC)...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063803/tamoxifen-and-ici-182-780-activate-hypothalamic-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-1-to-rapidly-facilitate-lordosis-in-female-rats
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Nathan Long, Bertha Long, Asma Mana, Dream Le, Lam Nguyen, Sima Chokr, Kevin Sinchak
In the female rat, sexual receptivity (lordosis) can be facilitated by sequential activation of estrogen receptor (ER) α and G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER) by estradiol. In the estradiol benzoate (EB) primed ovariectomized (OVX) rat, EB initially binds to ERα in the plasma membrane that complexes with and transactivates metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a to activate β-endorphin neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) that project to the medial preoptic nucleus (MPN). This activates MPN μ-opioid receptors (MOP), inhibiting lordosis...
January 4, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061362/developing-easy-to-perform-routine-mri-measurements-as-potential-surrogates-for-cognitive-impairment-in-ms
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Sarah A Morrow, Suresh Menon, Heather Rosehart, Manas Sharma
OBJECTIVES: One of the most frequently disabling symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is cognitive impairment which is often insidious in onset and therefore difficult to recognize in the early stages, for both persons with MS and clinicians. A biomarker that would help identify those at risk of cognitive impairment, or with only mild impairment, would be a useful tool for clinicians. Using MRI, already an integral tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of disease activity in MS, would be ideal...
December 29, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043319/hibernoma-of-tongue-a-rare-case
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Manas Bajpai, Nilesh Pardhe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039207/nup358-binds-to-ago-proteins-through-its-sumo-interacting-motifs-and-promotes-the-association-of-target-mrna-with-mirisc
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Manas Ranjan Sahoo, Swati Gaikwad, Deepak Khuperkar, Maitreyi Ashok, Mary Helen, Santosh Kumar Yadav, Aditi Singh, Indrasen Magre, Prachi Deshmukh, Supriya Dhanvijay, Pabitra Kumar Sahoo, Yogendra Ramtirtha, Mallur Srivatsan Madhusudhan, Pananghat Gayathri, Vasudevan Seshadri, Jomon Joseph
MicroRNA (miRNA)-guided mRNA repression, mediated by the miRNA-induced silencing complex (miRISC), is an important component of post-transcriptional gene silencing. However, how miRISC identifies the target mRNA in vivo is not well understood. Here, we show that the nucleoporin Nup358 plays an important role in this process. Nup358 localizes to the nuclear pore complex and to the cytoplasmic annulate lamellae (AL), and these structures dynamically associate with two mRNP granules: processing bodies (P bodies) and stress granules (SGs)...
December 30, 2016: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036315/evaluation-of-the-immunogenic-property-of-nt-h-influenzae-protein-d-with-neisseria-meningitidis-omv-in-balb-c
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Ava Behrouzi, Saeid Bouzari, Seyed Davar Siadat, Mana Oloomi, Mehdi Davari, Hoora Mazaheri
INTRODUCTION: Identifying ideal non typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) vaccine candidates has not been easy due to extensive sequence and antigenic variation among gene products interacting with the immune system. Protein D (PD) is a highly conserved 42 kDa surface lipoprotein available in all H. influenzae, including NTHi. METHODOLOGY: In this study, the gene encoding PD was cloned from H. influenzae and expressed in Escheriachia coli TOPO10 cell in pBAD vector...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
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