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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109600/supplementation-of-linoleic-acid-c18-2n-6-or-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-c18-3n-3-changes-microbial-agonist-induced-oxylipid-biosynthesis
#1
V E Ryman, N Packiriswamy, B Norby, S E Schmidt, A L Lock, L M Sordillo
Oxylipids are derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in cellular membranes and the relative abundance or balance may contribute to disease pathogenesis. Previous studies documented unique oxylipid profiles from cows with either coliform or Streptococcus uberis mastitis, suggesting that lipid mediator biosynthesis may be dependent on the type of microbial-derived agonist. Changing the fatty acid content of peripheral blood leukocytes also may be critical to the relative expression of oxylipid profiles and the outcome of bacterial infection...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108240/degenerative-temporomandibular-joint-changes-associated-with-recent-onset-disc-displacement-without-reduction-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
#2
Jie Lei, Jianhui Han, Muqing Liu, Yi Zhang, Adrian U-Jin Yap, Kai-Yuan Fu
This study evaluated the occurrence of degenerative temporomandibular joint (TMJ) changes in adolescents and young adults with recent on-set disc displacement without reduction (DDw/oR) using high-resolution cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). The associations between types of osteoarthrosis (OA) changes and clinical factors including disease duration were also examined. CBCT and clinical data of 300 patients (84.70% females, mean age 20.93 ± 4.77 years) diagnosed with unilateral DDw/oR (≤12 months) based on RDC/TMD were acquired...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108028/comparison-of-ca-2-puffs-evoked-by-extracellular-agonists-and-photoreleased-ip3
#3
REVIEW
Jeffrey T Lock, Ian F Smith, Ian Parker
The inositol trisphosphate (IP3) signaling pathway evokes local Ca(2+) signals (Ca(2+) puffs) that arise from the concerted openings of clustered IP3 receptor/channels in the ER membrane. Physiological activation is triggered by binding of agonists to G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) on the cell surface, leading to cleavage of phosphatidyl inositol bisphosphate and release of IP3 into the cytosol. Photorelease of IP3 from a caged precursor provides a convenient and widely employed means to study the final stage of IP3-mediated Ca(2+) liberation, bypassing upstream signaling events to enable more precise control of the timing and relative concentration of cytosolic IP3...
December 5, 2016: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107022/substituted-pyrrololactams-via-ring-expansion-of-spiro-2h-pyrroles-from-intermolecular-alkyne-isocyanide-click-reactions
#4
Jimil George, Hun Young Kim, Kyungsoo Oh
The facile synthesis of 6- to 8-membered pyrrololactams has been developed using a ring expansion of spiro-2H-pyrroles, the products of intermolecular alkyne-isocyanide click reactions. The key to successful ring expansion of spiro-2H-pyrroles to pyrrololactams is the enforced orbital overlap between the internal alkene and the amide carbonyl group through the conformationally locked bicyclic structures. The newly disclosed α-isocyano lactams, substrates for click reactions, should find their utility in the synthesis of pharmaceutically important heterocyclic compounds...
January 20, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105954/the-amp-foot-3-new-generation-propulsive-prosthetic-feet-with-explosive-motion-characteristics-design-and-validation
#5
Pierre Cherelle, Victor Grosu, Manuel Cestari, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
The last decades, rehabilitation has become a challenging context for mechatronical engineering. From the state-of-the-art it is seen that the field of prosthetics offers very promising perspectives to roboticist. Today's prosthetic feet tend to improve amputee walking experience by delivering the necessary push-off forces while walking. Therefore, several new types of (compliant) actuators are developed in order to fulfill the torque and power requirements of a sound ankle-foot complex with minimized power consumption...
December 19, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104702/il-2-promotes-early-treg-reconstitution-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
#6
Brian C Betts, Joseph Pidala, Jongphil Kim, Asmita Mishra, Taiga Nishihori, Lia Perez, Jose Leonel Ochoa-Bayona, Farhad Khimani, Kelly Walton, Ryan Bookout, Michael Nieder, Divis K Khaira, Marco Davila, Melissa Alsina, Teresa Field, Ernesto Ayala, Frederick L Locke, Marcie Riches, Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, Hugo Fernandez, Claudio Anasetti
Graft-versus-host disease remains a major cause of transplant-related mortality. Interleukin-2 plus sirolimus synergistically reduces acute graft-versus-host disease in rodents and promotes regulatory T-cells. This phase II trial tested the hypothesis that interleukin-2 would facilitate STAT5 phosphorylation in donor T-cells, expand regulatory T-cells, and ameliorate graft-versus-host disease. Between 4/16/2014-12/19/2015, 20 patients received interleukin-2 (200,000IU/m2 thrice weekly, days 0 to +90) with sirolimus (5-14ng/ml) and tacrolimus (3-7ng/ml) after HLA-matched related or unrelated allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation...
January 19, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104433/micrornas-in-the-pathophysiology-of-epilepsy
#7
REVIEW
Gary P Brennan, David C Henshall
Temporal lobe epilepsy is a common and often drug-resistant seizure disorder. The underlying pathological processes which give rise to the development of spontaneous seizures include neuroinflammation, cell loss, neurogenesis and dendritic abnormalities and many of these are driven by insult-induced changes in gene expression and gene expression regulation. MicroRNAs are powerful modulators of post-transcriptional gene expression which are dysregulated during epileptogenesis. The advent of locked nucleic acid (LNA) based inhibitory methods and mimic technology has facilitated in vivo functional assessment of these molecules in epilepsy...
January 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103852/stiffness-of-the-locking-compression-plate-as-an-external-fixator-for-treating-distal-tibial-fractures-a-biomechanics-study
#8
Wei Liu, Lihui Yang, Xiaochuan Kong, Likun An, Gang Hong, Zicheng Guo, Lei Zang
BACKGROUND: Locking compress plate, as external fixator, is an attractive technique for distal tibial fracture treatment. But it still remains unclear whether the external LCP has sufficient stiffness. Thus, the present study aims to make a comprehensive evaluation of the stiffness of external locking compress plate when it is used as an external fixator in distal tibial fractures treatment. METHODS: Composite tibia was used to simulate distal tibia fracture (Orthopedic Trauma Association type 43 A3 fracture)...
January 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103107/star-masses-and-star-planet-distances-for-earth-like-habitability
#9
David Waltham
This paper presents statistical estimates for the location and duration of habitable zones (HZs) around stars of different mass. The approach is based upon the assumption that Earth's location, and the Sun's mass, should not be highly atypical of inhabited planets. The results support climate-model-based estimates for the location of the Sun's HZ except models giving a present-day outer-edge beyond 1.64 AU. The statistical approach also demonstrates that there is a habitability issue for stars smaller than 0...
January 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102352/reference-free-high-resolution-measurement-method-of-timing-jitter-spectra-of-optical-frequency-combs
#10
Dohyeon Kwon, Chan-Gi Jeon, Junho Shin, Myoung-Sun Heo, Sang Eon Park, Youjian Song, Jungwon Kim
Timing jitter is one of the most important properties of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and optical frequency combs. Accurate measurement of timing jitter power spectral density (PSD) is a critical prerequisite for optimizing overall noise performance and further advancing comb applications both in the time and frequency domains. Commonly used jitter measurement methods require a reference mode-locked laser with timing jitter similar to or lower than that of the laser-under-test, which is a demanding requirement for many laser laboratories, and/or have limited measurement resolution...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102239/subcycle-quantum-electrodynamics
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C Riek, P Sulzer, M Seeger, A S Moskalenko, G Burkard, D V Seletskiy, A Leitenstorfer
Squeezed states of electromagnetic radiation have quantum fluctuations below those of the vacuum field. They offer a unique resource for quantum information systems and precision metrology, including gravitational wave detectors, which require unprecedented sensitivity. Since the first experiments on this non-classical form of light, quantum analysis has been based on homodyning techniques and photon correlation measurements. These methods currently function in the visible to near-infrared and microwave spectral ranges...
January 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102162/biomechanical-causes-of-fracture-non-union-after-diaphyseal-forearm-fracture-fixation-an-in-silico-analysis-case-study
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Jacek Lorkowski, Tomasz Kuczek, Ireneusz Kotela
: Non-union of forearm bone shaft fractures remains, in some cases, a major clinical problem. The aim of this study was to assess the biomechanical causes of non-union in a patient with diaphyseal forearm fractures fixated with LCP plates. The paper describes the case of a 35-year-old male who developed a non-union as a result of destabilisation of the fixation. The case was analysed with an in silico analysis of the removed fixation device. CONCLUSION: To sum up, we believe that the case described in this paper confirms the limitations to the use of LCP reconstruction plates in patients with well-developed musculature, even in the case of repeat fixation, when good adjustment of the plate well to the axis of the bone appears necessary...
October 28, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101966/the-free-energy-of-locking-a-ring-changing-a-deoxyribonucleoside-to-a-locked-nucleic-acid
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You Xu, Alessandra Villa, Lennart Nilsson
Locked nucleic acid (LNA), a modified nucleoside which contains a bridging group across the ribose ring, improves the stability of DNA/RNA duplexes significantly, and therefore is of interest in biotechnology and gene therapy applications. In this study, we investigate the free energy change between LNA and DNA nucleosides. The transformation requires the breaking of the bridging group across the ribose ring, a problematic transformation in free energy calculations. To address this, we have developed a 3-step (easy to implement) and a 1-step protocol (more efficient, but more complicated to setup), for single and dual topologies in classical molecular dynamics simulations, using the Bennett Acceptance Ratio method to calculate the free energy...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100750/target-dependent-compartmentalization-of-the-corelease-of-glutamate-and-gaba-from-the-mossy-fibers
#14
Emilio J Galván, Rafael Gutiérrez
: The mossy fibers (MFs) corelease glutamate and GABA onto pyramidal cells of CA3 during development, until the end of the third postnatal week. However, the major target cells of the MF are the interneurons of CA3. Therefore, it has been shown that the interneurons of the hilus and stratum lucidum receive this dual monosynaptic input on MF stimulation. Because the plasticity of glutamatergic transmission from the different terminals of the MF is target specific, we here asked whether the corelease of glutamate and GABA was also subjected to a target-dependent compartmentalization...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099876/antitumoral-activity-of-sesquiterpene-lactone-diacethylpiptocarphol-in-mice
#15
Fronza Alezandre, Sabel Ricardo, Carrenho Luise Zozula Blind, Pollo Luis, Bratti Letícia de Oliveira Souza, Monteiro Fabíola Branco Filippin, Biavatti Maique Weber, Kreuger Maria Regina Orofino
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sesquiterpene lactones are organic compounds derived from plants that exhibit anti-inflammatory and antitumor activities being one of the locking mechanisms of action of NF-kB pathway and synthesis of cytokines such as IL-1 and TNF- α. AIM OF THE STUDY: The overall objective of the present study was to evaluate the antitumor activity of the sesquiterpene lactone diacethylpiptocarphol (DPC) from Vernonia scorpioides (Lam.) Pers. in animal models Ehrlich tumors that has shown antitumor activity...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099517/walking-on-a-vertically-oscillating-treadmill-phase-synchronization-and-gait-kinematics
#16
Jeff A Nessler, Severne Heredia, Jacques Bélair, John Milton
Sensory motor synchronization can be used to alter gait behavior. This type of therapy may be useful in a rehabilitative setting, though several questions remain regarding the most effective way to promote and sustain synchronization. The purpose of this study was to describe a new technique for using synchronization to influence a person's gait and to compare walking behavior under this paradigm with that of side by side walking. Thirty one subjects walked on a motorized treadmill that was placed on a platform that oscillated vertically at various frequencies and amplitudes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098576/grafting-and-dental-implantation-in-patients-with-jawbone-cavitation-case-series-and-3-year-follow-up
#17
Ya-Wei Chen, Miguel Simancas-Pallares, Mauro Marincola, Sung-Kiang Chuang
PURPOSE: Jawbone cavitation (BC) is not uncommon and is considered to be related to some cases of unexpected implant displacement into deep jawbone space. Here, a series of cases with BC is described, in which the lesions were accidentally found and successfully treated by bone grafting and dental implantation. METHODS: Thirty-four partially edentulous patients who were found to have BC during dental implant surgeries were included in this study. Alloplast bone substitute (β-tricalcium phosphate) grafting with immediate or staged locking-taper implant placement was performed...
January 16, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098152/human-farnesyl-pyrophosphate-synthase-is-allosterically-inhibited-by-its-own-product
#18
Jaeok Park, Michal Zielinski, Alexandr Magder, Youla S Tsantrizos, Albert M Berghuis
Farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (FPPS) is an enzyme of the mevalonate pathway and a well-established therapeutic target. Recent research has focused around a newly identified druggable pocket near the enzyme's active site. Pharmacological exploitation of this pocket is deemed promising; however, its natural biological function, if any, is yet unknown. Here we report that the product of FPPS, farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP), can bind to this pocket and lock the enzyme in an inactive state. The Kd for this binding is 5-6 μM, within a catalytically relevant range...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097439/modeling-responses-in-the-superior-paraolivary-nucleus-implications-for-forward-masking-in-the-inferior-colliculus
#19
Nima Salimi, Muhammad S A Zilany, Laurel H Carney
A phenomenological model of the responses of neurons in the superior paraolivary nucleus (SPON) of the rodent is presented in this study. Pure tones at the characteristic frequency (CF) and broadband noise stimuli evoke offset-type responses in these neurons. SPON neurons also phase-lock to the envelope of sinusoidally amplitude-modulated (SAM) stimuli for a range of modulation frequencies. Model SPON neuron received inhibitory input that was relayed by the ipsilateral medial nucleus of the trapezoid body from the contralateral model ventral cochlear nucleus neuron...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096441/improved-outcome-of-enteric-peritonitis-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-aged-50-years-and-older-with-temporary-discontinuation-of-peritoneal-dialysis-and-intravenous-meropenem
#20
Alferso C Abrahams, Wim Rüger, Pieter M Ter Wee, Frans J van Ittersum, Walther H Boer
♦ Background: Peritonitis is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and technique failure in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, especially when caused by enteric microorganisms (EM). We have implemented a treatment protocol specifically aimed at improving the outcome in EM peritonitis. The adapted protocol was applied in all PD patients 50 years and older presenting with peritonitis who were considered to be at risk of EM peritonitis and involves 3 interventions: 1) temporary discontinuation of PD without removing the catheter (peritoneal rest), 2) intravenous meropenem, and 3) meropenem intracatheter as lock (Mero-PerRest protocol)...
January 17, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
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