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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549868/the-impact-of-fatigue-on-satisfaction-of-search-in-chest-radiography
#1
Elizabeth A Krupinski, Kevin S Berbaum, Kevin M Schartz, Robert T Caldwell, Mark T Madsen
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the nature of the satisfaction of search (SOS) effect in chest radiography when observers are fatigued; determine if we could replicate recent findings that have documented the nature of the SOS effect to be due to a threshold shift rather than a change in diagnostic accuracy as in earlier film-based studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nearing or at the end of a clinical workday, 20 radiologists read 64 chest images twice, once with and once without the addition of a simulated pulmonary nodule...
May 23, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546542/low-cesium-rice-mutation-in-ossos2-reduces-radiocesium-in-rice-grains
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Satoru Ishikawa, Shimpei Hayashi, Tadashi Abe, Masato Igura, Masato Kuramata, Hachidai Tanikawa, Manaka Iino, Takashi Saito, Yuji Ono, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Shigeto Fujimura, Akitoshi Goto, Hiroki Takagi
In Japan, radiocesium contamination in foods has become of great concern and it is a primary issue to reduce grain radiocesium concentration in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Here, we report a low-cesium rice mutant 1 (lcs1) with the radiocesium concentration in grain about half that in the wild-type cultivar. Genetic analyses revealed that a mutation in OsSOS2, which encodes a serine/threonine-protein kinase required for the salt overly sensitive (SOS) pathway in plants, is responsible for the decreased cesium (Cs) concentrations in lcs1...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542580/endovascular-stentectomy-using-the-snare-over-stent-retriever-sos-technique-an-experimental-feasibility-study
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Tareq Meyer, Omid Nikoubashman, Lisa Kabelitz, Marguerite Müller, Ahmed Othman, Saif Afat, Martin Kramer, Martin Wiesmann, Marc A Brockmann, Carolin Brockmann
Feasibility of endovascular stentectomy using a snare over stent-retriever (SOS) technique was evaluated in a silicon flow model and an in vivo swine model. In vitro, stentectomy of different intracranial stents using the SOS technique was feasible in 22 out of 24 (92%) retrieval maneuvers. In vivo, stentectomy was successful in 10 out of 10 procedures (100%). In one case self-limiting vasospasm was observed angiographically as a technique related complication in the animal model. Endovascular stentectomy using the SOS technique is feasible in an experimental setting and may be transferred to a clinical scenario...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542496/zinc-blocks-sos-induced-antibiotic-resistance-via-inhibition-of-reca-in-escherichia-coli
#4
Bryan E Bunnell, Jillian F Escobar, Kirsten L Bair, Mark D Sutton, John K Crane
Zinc inhibits the virulence of diarrheagenic E. coli by inducing the envelope stress response and inhibiting the SOS response. The SOS response is triggered by damage to bacterial DNA. In Shiga-toxigenic E. coli, the SOS response strongly induces the production of Shiga toxins (Stx) and of the bacteriophages that encode the Stx genes. In E. coli, induction of the SOS response is accompanied by a higher mutation rate, called the mutator response, caused by a shift to error-prone DNA polymerases when DNA damage is too severe to be repaired by canonical DNA polymerases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535350/activation-of-phenyl-4-2-oxo-3-alkylimidazolidin-1-yl-benzenesulfonates-prodrugs-by-cyp1a1-as-new-antimitotics-targeting-breast-cancer-cells
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Sébastien Fortin, Xavier Charest-Morin, Vanessa Turcotte, Coraline Lauvaux, Jacques Lacroix, Marie-France Côté, Stéphane Gobeil, Rene C-Gaudreault
Prodrug-mediated utilization of the cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A1 to obtain the selective release of potent anticancer products within cancer tissues is a promising approach in chemotherapy. We herein report the rationale, preparation, biological evaluation and mechanism of action of phenyl 4-(2-oxo-3-alkylimidazolidin-1-yl)benzenesulfonates (PAIB-SOs), that are antimicrotubule prodrugs activated by CYP1A1. Although PAIB-SOs are inert in most cells tested, they are highly cytocidal towards several human breast cancer cells, including hormone-independent and chemoresistant types...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533366/mechanism-of-h2s-mediated-protection-against-oxidative-stress-in-escherichia-coli
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Alexander Mironov, Tatyana Seregina, Maxim Nagornykh, Lyly G Luhachack, Natalya Korolkova, Liubov Errais Lopes, Vera Kotova, Gennady Zavilgelsky, Rustem Shakulov, Konstantin Shatalin, Evgeny Nudler
Endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) renders bacteria highly resistant to oxidative stress, but its mechanism remains poorly understood. Here, we report that 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST) is the major source of endogenous H2S in Escherichia coli Cellular resistance to H2O2 strongly depends on the activity of mstA, a gene that encodes 3MST. Deletion of the ferric uptake regulator (Fur) renders ∆mstA cells hypersensitive to H2O2 Conversely, induction of chromosomal mstA from a strong pLtetO-1 promoter (P tet -mstA) renders ∆fur cells fully resistant to H2O2 Furthermore, the endogenous level of H2S is reduced in ∆fur or ∆sodA ∆sodB cells but restored after the addition of an iron chelator dipyridyl...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525902/mir-148a-impairs-ras-erk-signaling-in-b-lymphocytes-by-targeting-sos-proteins
#7
Julia Alles, Nicole Ludwig, Stefanie Rheinheimer, Petra Leidinger, Friedrich A Grässer, Andreas Keller, Eckart Meese
Although microRNAs have been recognized as central cellular regulators, there is an evident lack of knowledge about their targets. Here, we analyzed potential target genes for miR-148a functioning in Ras signaling in B cells, including SOS1 and SOS2. A dual-luciferase reporter assay showed significantly decreased luciferase activity upon ectopic overexpression of miR-148a in HEK-293T cells that were co-transfected with the 3'UTR of either SOS1 or SOS2. Each of the 3'UTRs of SOS1 and SOS2 contained two binding sites for miR-148a both of which were necessary for the decreased luciferase activity...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520666/anger-self-management-training-for-chronic-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Tessa Hart, Jo Ann Brockway, Roland D Maiuro, Monica Vaccaro, Jesse R Fann, David Mellick, Cindy Harrison-Felix, Jason Barber, Nancy Temkin
OBJECTIVE: To test efficacy of 8-session, 1:1 treatment, anger self-management training (ASMT), for chronic moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). SETTING: Three US outpatient treatment facilities. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety people with TBI and elevated self-reported anger; 76 significant others (SOs) provided collateral data. DESIGN: Multicenter randomized controlled trial with 2:1 randomization to ASMT or structurally equivalent comparison treatment, personal readjustment and education (PRE)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516049/analysis-of-phase-error-effects-in-multishot-diffusion-prepared-turbo-spin-echo-imaging
#9
Anh T Van, Barbara Cervantes, Hendrik Kooijman, Dimitrios C Karampinos
BACKGROUND: To characterize the effect of phase errors on the magnitude and the phase of the diffusion-weighted (DW) signal acquired with diffusion-prepared turbo spin echo (dprep-TSE) sequences. METHODS: Motion and eddy currents were identified as the main sources of phase errors. An analytical expression for the effect of phase errors on the acquired signal was derived and verified using Bloch simulations, phantom, and in vivo experiments. RESULTS: Simulations and experiments showed that phase errors during the diffusion preparation cause both magnitude and phase modulation on the acquired data...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515062/changes-in-total-energy-intake-and-macronutrient-composition-after-bariatric-surgery-predict-long-term-weight-outcome-findings-from-the-swedish-obese-subjects-sos-study
#10
Noora Kanerva, Ingrid Larsson, Markku Peltonen, Anna-Karin Lindroos, Lena M Carlsson
Background: Approximately 20-30% of obese patients do not achieve successful weight outcomes after bariatric surgery.Objective: We examined whether short-term changes (≤0.5 y postsurgery) in energy intake and macronutrient composition after bariatric surgery could predict 10-y weight change.Design: Participants were recruited from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study, which was a matched (nonrandomized) prospective trial that compared bariatric surgery with usual care for obese patients. A total of 2010 patients who underwent bariatric surgery were included in the study...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515022/sos-response-in-bacteria-inhibitory-activity-of-lichen-secondary-metabolites-against-escherichia-coli-reca-protein
#11
Pierangelo Bellio, Letizia Di Pietro, Alisia Mancini, Marisa Piovano, Marcello Nicoletti, Fabrizia Brisdelli, Donatella Tondi, Laura Cendron, Nicola Franceschini, Gianfranco Amicosante, Mariagrazia Perilli, Giuseppe Celenza
BACKGROUND: RecA is a bacterial multifunctional protein essential to genetic recombination, error-prone replicative bypass of DNA damages and regulation of SOS response. The activation of bacterial SOS response is directly related to the development of intrinsic and/or acquired resistance to antimicrobials. Although recent studies directed towards RecA inactivation via ATP binding inhibition described a variety of micromolar affinity ligands, inhibitors of the DNA binding site are still unknown...
June 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501194/the-use-of-stationary-phase-optimized-selectivity-liquid-chromatography-for-the-development-of-herbal-fingerprints-to-detect-targeted-plants-in-plant-food-supplements
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E Deconinck, C A Sokeng Djiogo, A Kamugisha, P Courselle
The consumption of plant food supplements is increasing steadily and more and more, these products are bought through internet. Often the products sold through internet are not registered or declared with a national authority, meaning that no or minimal quality control is performed and that they could contain herbs or plants that are regulated. Stationary Phase Optimized Selectivity Liquid Chromatography (SOS-LC) was evaluated for the development of specific fingerprints, to be used for the detection of targeted plants in plant food supplements...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492108/three-dimensional-simulation-of-quantitative-ultrasound-in-cancellous-bone-using-the-echographic-response-of-a-metallic-pin
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Yoshiki Nagatani, Séraphin Guipieri, Vu-Hieu Nguyen, Christine Chappard, Didier Geiger, Salah Naili, Guillaume Haїat
Degenerative discopathy is a common pathology that may require spine surgery. A metallic cylindrical pin is inserted into the vertebral body to maintain soft tissues and may be used as a reflector of ultrasonic wave to estimate bone density. The first aim of this paper is to validate a three-dimensional (3-D) model to simulate the ultrasonic propagation in a trabecular bone sample in which a metallic pin has been inserted. We also aim at determining the effect of changes of bone volume fraction (BV/TV) and of positioning errors on the quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameters in this specific configuration...
May 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481174/the-10-item-sud-outcome-scale-sos-10-psychometric-evaluation
#14
Joseph Westermeyer, Gihyun Yoon, Paul Thuras, Tegan Batres-Y-Carr, Scott McNairy, Heather Swanson
AIMS: This study describes the psychometric properties of a scale (entitled "Substance-Use-Disorder [SUD] Outcome Scale - 10 items" or SOS-10) designed for longitudinal studies. METHODS: Sixteen male veterans attending a SUD-recovery clinic were studied over a 2-year period. The attending nurse and physician conducted four SOS-10 scale ratings, each encompassing a 6-month period, for each participant. Analyses involved scale descriptive results, Cronbach alpha scores, effect of deleting the item on Cronbach alpha scores for the remaining items, and item-to-scale correlations across the four periods, plus three exploratory studies...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Addictive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479031/the-effect-of-early-fusion-of-the-spheno-occipital-synchondrosis-on-midface-hypoplasia-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-crouzon-syndrome
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Caroline Driessen, Bianca F Rijken, Priya N Doerga, Marjolein H Dremmen, Koen F Joosten, Irene M Mathijssen
INTRODUCTION: The investigators hypothesized that patients with Crouzon syndrome and premature fusion of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis (SOS) more often have, or have more severe midface hypoplasia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed among patients with Crouzon syndrome to analyze SOS closure, midface hypoplasia represented by the sella-nasion angle (SNA) and OSA. RESULTS: Forty patients were included in whom the OSA-prevalence was 65%...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468910/the-sos-and-rpos-regulons-contribute-to-bacterial-cell-robustness-to-genotoxic-stress-by-synergistically-regulating-dna-polymerase-pol-ii
#16
Tanja Dapa, Sébastien Fleurier, Marie-Florence Bredeche, Ivan Matic
Mitomycin C (MMC) is a genotoxic agent that induces DNA cross-links, DNA alkylation, and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). MMC induces the SOS response and RpoS regulons in Escherichia coli SOS-encoded functions are required for DNA repair, whereas the RpoS regulon is typically induced by metabolic stresses that slow growth. Thus, induction of the RpoS regulon by MMC may be coincidental, because DNA damage slows growth; alternatively, the RpoS regulon may be an adaptive response contributing to cell survival...
May 3, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464023/heat-shock-and-prolonged-heat-stress-attenuate-neurotoxin-and-sporulation-gene-expression-in-group-i-clostridium-botulinum-strain-atcc-3502
#17
Katja Selby, Gerald Mascher, Panu Somervuo, Miia Lindström, Hannu Korkeala
Foodborne pathogenic bacteria are exposed to a number of environmental stresses during food processing, storage, and preparation, and in the human body. In order to improve the safety of food, the understanding of molecular stress response mechanisms foodborne pathogens employ is essential. Many response mechanisms that are activated during heat shock may cross-protect bacteria against other environmental stresses. To better understand the molecular mechanisms Clostridium botulinum, the causative agent of botulism, utilizes during acute heat stress and during adaptation to stressfully high temperature, the C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452363/mechanism-of-sos-pr-domain-autoinhibition-revealed-by-single-molecule-assays-on-native-protein-from-lysate
#18
Young Kwang Lee, Shalini T Low-Nam, Jean K Chung, Scott D Hansen, Hiu Yue Monatrice Lam, Steven Alvarez, Jay T Groves
The guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) Son of Sevenless (SOS) plays a critical role in signal transduction by activating Ras. Here we introduce a single-molecule assay in which individual SOS molecules are captured from raw cell lysate using Ras-functionalized supported membrane microarrays. This enables characterization of the full-length SOS protein, which has not previously been studied in reconstitution due to difficulties in purification. Our measurements on the full-length protein reveal a distinct role of the C-terminal proline-rich (PR) domain to obstruct the engagement of allosteric Ras independently of the well-known N-terminal domain autoinhibition...
April 28, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444820/casticin-impairs-cell-migration-and-invasion-of-mouse-melanoma-b16f10-cells-via-pi3k-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#19
Yung-Luen Shih, Hsiao-Min Chou, Hsiu-Chen Chou, Hsu-Feng Lu, Yung-Lin Chu, Hung-Sheng Shang, Jing-Gung Chung
Casticin, a polymethoxyflavone, is one of the major active components obtained from Fructus viticis, which have been shown to have anticancer activities including induce cell apoptosis in human cancer cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanisms by which casticin inhibits cell migration and invasion of mouse melanoma B16F10 cells. Cell viability was examined by MTT assay and the results indicated that casticin decreased the total percentages of viable cells in dose-dependent manners...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444784/earlier-defibrotide-initiation-post-diagnosis-of-veno-occlusive-disease-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-improves-day-100-survival-following-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#20
Paul G Richardson, Angela R Smith, Brandon M Triplett, Nancy A Kernan, Stephan A Grupp, Joseph H Antin, Leslie Lehmann, Maja Miloslavsky, Robin Hume, Alison L Hannah, Bijan Nejadnik, Robert J Soiffer
Hepatic veno-occlusive disease/sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (VOD/SOS) is a progressive, potentially fatal complication of conditioning for haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). The VOD/SOS pathophysiological cascade involves endothelial-cell activation and damage, and a prothrombotic-hypofibrinolytic state. Severe VOD/SOS (typically characterized by multi-organ dysfunction) may be associated with >80% mortality. Defibrotide is approved for treating severe hepatic VOD/SOS post-HSCT in the European Union, and for hepatic VOD/SOS with renal or pulmonary dysfunction post-HSCT in the United States...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
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