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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328946/a-randomized-clinical-trial-in-preterm-infants-on-the-effects-of-a-home-based-early-intervention-with-the-caretoy-system
#1
Giuseppina Sgandurra, Jakob Lorentzen, Emanuela Inguaggiato, Laura Bartalena, Elena Beani, Francesca Cecchi, Paolo Dario, Matteo Giampietri, Gorm Greisen, Anna Herskind, Jens Bo Nielsen, Giuseppe Rossi, Giovanni Cioni
CareToy system is an innovative tele-rehabilitative tool, useful in providing intensive, individualized, home-based, family-centred Early Intervention (EI) in infants. Our aim was to evaluate, through a Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) study, the effects of CareToy intervention on early motor and visual development in preterm infants. 41 preterm infants (range age: 3.0-5.9 months of corrected age) were enrolled and randomized into two groups, CareToy and Standard Care. 19 infants randomized in CareToy group performed a 4-week CareToy program, while 22 allocated to control group completed 4 weeks of Standard Care...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328564/variation-in-national-acgme-case-log-data-for-pediatric-orthopaedic-fellowships-are-fellow-coding-practices-responsible
#2
Philip K McClure, Marcella Woiczik, Lori Karol, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: The introduction of the 80-hour work week for Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited fellowship programs initiated many efforts to optimize surgical training. One particular area of interest is on recording and tracking surgical experiences. The current standard is logging cases based on Current Procedural Terminology codes, which are primarily designed for billing. Proposed guidelines from the ACGME regarding logging exist, but their implementation is unknown, as is the variation in case volume across fellowship programs...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328252/liberal-entity-extraction-rapid-construction-of-fine-grained-entity-typing-systems
#3
Lifu Huang, Jonathan May, Xiaoman Pan, Heng Ji, Xiang Ren, Jiawei Han, Lin Zhao, James A Hendler
The ability of automatically recognizing and typing entities in natural language without prior knowledge (e.g., predefined entity types) is a major challenge in processing such data. Most existing entity typing systems are limited to certain domains, genres, and languages. In this article, we propose a novel unsupervised entity-typing framework by combining symbolic and distributional semantics. We start from learning three types of representations for each entity mention: general semantic representation, specific context representation, and knowledge representation based on knowledge bases...
March 2017: Big Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320882/contributions-of-the-n-terminal-and-c-terminal-domains-of-initiation-factor-3-towards-its-functions-in-the-fidelity-of-initiation-and-anti-association-of-the-ribosomal-subunits
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Shreya Ayyub, Divya Dobriyal, Umesh Varshney
Initiation factor 3 (IF3) is one of the three conserved prokaryotic translation initiation factors essential for protein synthesis and cellular survival. Bacterial IF3 is composed of a conserved architecture of N- and C- terminal globular domains (NTD and CTD) joined by a linker region. IF3 is a ribosome anti-association factor which also modulates selection of start codon and initiator tRNA. All the functions of IF3 have been attributed to its CTD by in vitro studies. However, in vivo relevance of these findings has not been investigated...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319083/structures-of-human-o-glcnacase-and-its-complexes-reveal-a-new-substrate-recognition-mode
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Baobin Li, Hao Li, Lei Lu, Jiaoyang Jiang
Human O-GlcNAcase (hOGA) is the unique enzyme responsible for the hydrolysis of the O-linked β-N-acetyl glucosamine (O-GlcNAc) modification, an essential protein glycosylation event that modulates the function of numerous cellular proteins in response to nutrients and stress. Here we report crystal structures of a truncated hOGA, which comprises the catalytic and stalk domains, in apo form, in complex with an inhibitor, and in complex with a glycopeptide substrate. We found that hOGA forms an unusual arm-in-arm homodimer in which the catalytic domain of one monomer is covered by the stalk domain of the sister monomer to create a substrate-binding cleft...
March 20, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316890/computer-modelling-reveals-new-conformers-of-the-atp-binding-loop-of-na-k-atpase-involved-in-the-transphosphorylation-process-of-the-sodium-pump
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Gracian Tejral, Bruno Sopko, Alois Necas, Wilhelm Schoner, Evzen Amler
Hydrolysis of ATP by Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase, a P-Type ATPase, catalyzing active Na(+) and K(+) transport through cellular membranes leads transiently to a phosphorylation of its catalytical α-subunit. Surprisingly, three-dimensional molecular structure analysis of P-type ATPases reveals that binding of ATP to the N-domain connected by a hinge to the P-domain is much too far away from the Asp(369) to allow the transfer of ATP's terminal phosphate to its aspartyl-phosphorylation site. In order to get information for how the transfer of the γ-phosphate group of ATP to the Asp(369) is achieved, analogous molecular modeling of the M4-M5 loop of ATPase was performed using the crystal data of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase of different species...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316598/t-cell-receptor-and-cytokine-signaling-can-function-at-different-stages-to-establish-and-maintain-transcriptional-memory-and-enable-t-helper-cell-differentiation
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REVIEW
Sarah L Bevington, Pierre Cauchy, David R Withers, Peter J L Lane, Peter N Cockerill
Experienced T cells exhibit immunological memory via a rapid recall response, responding to restimulation much faster than naïve T cells. The formation of immunological memory starts during an initial slow response, when naïve T cells become transformed to proliferating T blast cells, and inducible immune response genes are reprogrammed as active chromatin domains. We demonstrated that these active domains are supported by thousands of priming elements which cooperate with inducible transcriptional enhancers to enable efficient responses to stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315749/integrated-structural-biology-to-unravel-molecular-mechanisms-of-protein-rna-recognition
#8
REVIEW
Andreas Schlundt, Jan-Niklas Tants, Michael Sattler
Recent advances in RNA sequencing technologies have greatly expanded our knowledge of the RNA landscape in cells, often with spatiotemporal resolution. These techniques identified many new (often non-coding) RNA molecules. Large-scale studies have also discovered novel RNA binding proteins (RBPs), which exhibit single or multiple RNA binding domains (RBDs) for recognition of specific sequence or structured motifs in RNA. Starting from these large-scale approaches it is crucial to unravel the molecular principles of protein-RNA recognition in ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNPs) to understand the underlying mechanisms of gene regulation...
March 15, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301824/using-a-dual-task-protocol-to-investigate-motor-and-cognitive-performance-in-healthy-children-and-youth
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Tracy L Fabri, Katherine E Wilson, Nicole Holland, Andrea Hickling, James Murphy, Philippe Fait, Nick Reed
OBJECTIVES: Mild traumatic brain injury (or concussion) is a prevalent yet understudied health concern in children and youth. This injury can cause dysfunction in both motor and cognitive domains; however, most literature focuses on single-task neuropsychological tests which only assess cognition. Although dual-task research on concussed children and youth is needed as many daily activities require both motor and cognitive domains, we must first investigate whether performing simultaneous motor and cognitive tasks of varied complexity impact these domains in healthy children and youth...
March 6, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301741/mechanisms-of-autophagy-initiation
#10
James H Hurley, Lindsey N Young
Autophagy is the process of cellular self-eating by a double-membrane organelle, the autophagosome. A range of signaling processes converge on two protein complexes to initiate autophagy: the ULK1 (unc51-like autophagy activating kinase 1) protein kinase complex and the PI3KC3- C1 (class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase complex I) lipid kinase complex. Some 90% of the mass of these large protein complexes consists of noncatalytic domains and subunits, and the ULK1 complex has essential noncatalytic activities...
March 15, 2017: Annual Review of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298181/early-onset-of-adck4-glomerulopathy-with-renal-failure-a-case-report
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Ksenija Lolin, Benedetta D Chiodini, Elise Hennaut, Brigitte Adams, Karin Dahan, Khalid Ismaili
BACKGROUND: We present a rare early presentation of a ADCK4-related glomerulopathy. This case is of interest as potentially treatable if genetic results are timely obtained. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 5-year-old boy who was identified with significant proteinuria by a urinary routine screening program for school children. Physical examination revealed dysplastic ears and abnormal folded pinna. Albumin level was 41 g/L (39-53 g/L), and urine proteins/creatinine ratio was 2...
March 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297951/weakly-and-strongly-coupled-belousov-zhabotinsky-patterns
#12
Stephan Weiss, Robert D Deegan
We investigate experimentally and numerically the synchronization of two-dimensional spiral wave patterns in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction due to point-to-point coupling of two separate domains. Different synchronization modalities appear depending on the coupling strength and the initial patterns in each domain. The behavior as a function of the coupling strength falls into two qualitatively different regimes. The weakly coupled regime is characterized by inter-domain interactions that distorted but do not break wave fronts...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297669/molecular-landscape-of-the-ribosome-pre-initiation-complex-during-mrna-scanning-structural-role-for-eif3c-and-its-control-by-eif5
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Eiji Obayashi, Rafael E Luna, Takashi Nagata, Pilar Martin-Marcos, Hiroyuki Hiraishi, Chingakham Ranjit Singh, Jan Peter Erzberger, Fan Zhang, Haribabu Arthanari, Jacob Morris, Riccardo Pellarin, Chelsea Moore, Ian Harmon, Evangelos Papadopoulos, Hisashi Yoshida, Mahmoud L Nasr, Satoru Unzai, Brytteny Thompson, Eric Aube, Samantha Hustak, Florian Stengel, Eddie Dagraca, Asokan Ananbandam, Philip Gao, Takeshi Urano, Alan G Hinnebusch, Gerhard Wagner, Katsura Asano
During eukaryotic translation initiation, eIF3 binds the solvent-accessible side of the 40S ribosome and recruits the gate-keeper protein eIF1 and eIF5 to the decoding center. This is largely mediated by the N-terminal domain (NTD) of eIF3c, which can be divided into three parts: 3c0, 3c1, and 3c2. The N-terminal part, 3c0, binds eIF5 strongly but only weakly to the ribosome-binding surface of eIF1, whereas 3c1 and 3c2 form a stoichiometric complex with eIF1. 3c1 contacts eIF1 through Arg-53 and Leu-96, while 3c2 faces 40S protein uS15/S13, to anchor eIF1 to the scanning pre-initiation complex (PIC)...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294136/opioid-modulation-of-value-based-decision-making-in-healthy-humans
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Marie Eikemo, Guido Biele, Frode Willoch, Lotte Thomsen, Siri Leknes
Modifying behavior to maximize reward is integral to adaptive decision making. In rodents, the μ-opioid receptor (MOR) system encodes motivation and preference for high-value rewards. Yet it remains unclear whether and how human MORs contribute to value-based decision making. We reasoned that if the human MOR system modulates value-based choice, this would be reflected by opposite effects of agonist and antagonist drugs. In a double-blind pharmacological cross-over study, 30 healthy men received morphine (10 mg), placebo and the opioid antagonist naltrexone (50 mg)...
March 15, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291391/ultrasound-molecular-imaging-with-br55-in-patients-with-breast-and-ovarian-lesions-first-in-human-results
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Jürgen K Willmann, Lorenzo Bonomo, Antonia Carla Testa, Pierluigi Rinaldi, Guido Rindi, Keerthi S Valluru, Gianluigi Petrone, Maurizio Martini, Amelie M Lutz, Sanjiv S Gambhir
Purpose We performed a first-in-human clinical trial on ultrasound molecular imaging (USMI) in patients with breast and ovarian lesions using a clinical-grade contrast agent (kinase insert domain receptor [KDR] -targeted contrast microbubble [MBKDR]) that is targeted at the KDR, one of the key regulators of neoangiogenesis in cancer. The aim of this study was to assess whether USMI using MBKDR is safe and allows assessment of KDR expression using immunohistochemistry (IHC) as the gold standard. Methods Twenty-four women (age 48 to 79 years) with focal ovarian lesions and 21 women (age 34 to 66 years) with focal breast lesions were injected intravenously with MBKDR (0...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290784/-the-familial-hypercholesterolemia-caused-by-a-novel-human-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-gene-mutation-c-1327-t-c-p-w433r
#16
V A Korneva, T Yu Kuznetsova, R Z Murtazina, A V Didio, T Yu Bogoslovskaya, M Yu Mandelshtam, V B Vasilyev
During investigation of molecular nature of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in Petrozavodsk (Russia) cohort of patients a novel low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene mutation was found. This mutation designated c.1327 T>C (W443R [W422R]) was predicted to cause substitution of arginine for tryptophan residue in the very conservative -propeller domain of the LDL receptor. Inheritance of the new mutation was traced in four generations and its cosegregation with hypercholesterolemia phenotype was observed...
February 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290487/cardiac-autonomic-alteration-and-metabolic-syndrome-an-ambulatory-ecg-based-study-in-a-general-population
#17
Yan Ma, Ping-Huei Tseng, Andrew Ahn, Ming-Shiang Wu, Yi-Lwun Ho, Ming-Fong Chen, Chung-Kang Peng
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been associated with chronic damage to the cardiovascular system. This study aimed to evaluate early stage cardiac autonomic dysfunction with electrocardiography (ECG)-based measures in MetS subjects. During 2012-2013, 175 subjects with MetS and 226 healthy controls underwent ECG recordings of at least 4 hours starting in the morning with ambulatory one-lead ECG monitors. MetS was diagnosed using the criteria defined in the Adult Treatment Panel III, with a modification of waist circumference for Asians...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283191/ccdc181-is-a-microtubule-binding-protein-that-interacts-with-hook1-in-haploid-male-germ-cells-and-localizes-to-the-sperm-tail-and-motile-cilia
#18
Thomas Schwarz, Barbara Prieler, Johannes A Schmid, Pawel Grzmil, Juergen Neesen
Disruption of murine Hook1 results in a disturbed spermatogenesis and consequently leads to male infertility in mice. Within these mice abnormal sperm development starts with a disorganization of the microtubular manchette in elongating spermatids that leads to an abnormal head shape as well as to distinctive structural changes in the flagella of the sperm. To elucidate Hook1 function in male germ cell differentiation a yeast two-hybrid screen was performed using a murine testicular library, which leads to the identification of several putative Hook1 interacting proteins...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282436/regions-of-very-low-h3k27me3-partition-the-drosophila-genome-into-topological-domains
#19
Sherif El-Sharnouby, Bettina Fischer, Jose Paolo Magbanua, Benjamin Umans, Rosalyn Flower, Siew Woh Choo, Steven Russell, Robert White
It is now well established that eukaryote genomes have a common architectural organization into topologically associated domains (TADs) and evidence is accumulating that this organization plays an important role in gene regulation. However, the mechanisms that partition the genome into TADs and the nature of domain boundaries are still poorly understood. We have investigated boundary regions in the Drosophila genome and find that they can be identified as domains of very low H3K27me3. The genome-wide H3K27me3 profile partitions into two states; very low H3K27me3 identifies Depleted (D) domains that contain housekeeping genes and their regulators such as the histone acetyltransferase-containing NSL complex, whereas domains containing moderate-to-high levels of H3K27me3 (Enriched or E domains) are associated with regulated genes, irrespective of whether they are active or inactive...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281662/lah-is-a-transmembrane-protein-and-requires-spa10-for-stable-positioning-of-woronin-bodies-at-the-septal-pore-of-aspergillus-fumigatus
#20
Yannik Leonhardt, Sara Carina Kakoschke, Johannes Wagener, Frank Ebel
Woronin bodies are specialized, fungal-specific organelles that enable an immediate closure of septal pores after injury to protect hyphae from excessive cytoplasmic bleeding. In most Ascomycetes, Woronin bodies are tethered at the septal pore by so-called Lah proteins. Using the pathogenic mold Aspergillus fumigatus as a model organism, we show that the C-terminal 288 amino acids of Lah (LahC288) bind to the rim of the septal pore. LahC288 essentially consists of a membrane spanning region and a putative extracellular domain, which are both required for the targeting to the septum...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
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