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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914168/short-term-trained-lexical-categories-affect-preattentive-shape-perception-evidence-from-vmm
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Mengxia Yu, Ce Mo, Tianyu Zeng, Sasa Zhao, Lei Mo
Perceptual processing of colors and shapes in the right visual field is modulated by the lexical category information of the stimuli, a phenomenon known as the lateralized Whorfian effect. For color stimuli, lateralized Whorfian effect is characterized by preattentive occurrence and dependency on acquired lexical information, but it remains unknown whether these key features are generalizable to other domains of perceptual processing. Here, we investigated whether lateralized Whorfian effect in the shape perception domain also depends on acquired lexical category and occurs preattentively using ERPs...
December 3, 2016: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913408/neurophysiological-mechanisms-of-cortical-plasticity-impairments-in-schizophrenia-and-modulation-by-the-nmda-receptor-agonist-d-serine
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Joshua T Kantrowitz, Michael L Epstein, Odeta Beggel, Stephanie Rohrig, Jonathan M Lehrfeld, Nadine Revheim, Nayla P Lehrfeld, Jacob Reep, Emily Parker, Gail Silipo, Merav Ahissar, Daniel C Javitt
Schizophrenia is associated with deficits in cortical plasticity that affect sensory brain regions and lead to impaired cognitive performance. Here we examined underlying neural mechanisms of auditory plasticity deficits using combined behavioural and neurophysiological assessment, along with neuropharmacological manipulation targeted at the N-methyl-D-aspartate type glutamate receptor (NMDAR). Cortical plasticity was assessed in a cohort of 40 schizophrenia/schizoaffective patients relative to 42 healthy control subjects using a fixed reference tone auditory plasticity task...
December 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895179/thymic-dendritic-cell-subsets-display-distinct-efficiencies-and-mechanisms-of-intercellular-mhc-transfer
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Charles J Kroger, Nicholas A Spidale, Bo Wang, Roland Tisch
Thymic dendritic cells (DC) delete self-antigen-specific thymocytes, and drive development of Foxp3-expressing immunoregulatory T cells. Unlike medullary thymic epithelial cells, which express and present peripheral self-antigen, DC must acquire self-antigen to mediate thymic negative selection. One such mechanism entails the transfer of surface MHC-self peptide complexes from medullary thymic epithelial cells to thymic DC. Despite the importance of thymic DC cross-dressing in negative selection, the factors that regulate the process and the capacity of different thymic DC subsets to acquire MHC and stimulate thymocytes are poorly understood...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891086/circuits-regulating-pleasure-and-happiness-mechanisms-of-depression
#4
Anton J M Loonen, Svetlana A Ivanova
According to our model of the regulation of appetitive-searching vs. distress-avoiding behaviors, the motivation to display these essential conducts is regulated by two parallel cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical, re-entry circuits, including the core and the shell parts of the nucleus accumbens, respectively. An entire series of basal ganglia, running from the caudate nucleus on one side, to the centromedial amygdala on the other side, controls the intensity of these reward-seeking and misery-fleeing behaviors by stimulating the activity of the (pre)frontal and limbic cortices...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888497/gold-nanoparticle-quantum-dot-fluorescent-nanohybrid-application-for-localized-surface-plasmon-resonance-induced-molecular-beacon-ultrasensitive-dna-detection
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Oluwasesan Adegoke, Enoch Y Park
In biosensor design, localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR)-induced signal from gold nanoparticle (AuNP)-conjugated reporter can produce highly sensitive nanohybrid systems. In order to retain the physicochemical properties of AuNPs upon conjugation, high colloidal stability in aqueous solution is needed. In this work, the colloidal stability with respect to the zeta potential (ZP) of four negatively charged thiol-functionalized AuNPs, thioglycolic (TGA)-AuNPs, 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA)-AuNPs, L-cysteine-AuNPs and L-glutathione (GSH)-AuNPs, and a cationic cyteamine-capped AuNPs was studied at various pHs, ionic strength, and NP concentration...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886482/synthesis-of-freestanding-graphene-on-sic-by-a-rapid-cooling-technique
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Jianfeng Bao, Wataru Norimatsu, Hiroshi Iwata, Keita Matsuda, Takahiro Ito, Michiko Kusunoki
Graphene has a negative thermal expansion coefficient; that is, when heated, the graphene lattice shrinks. On the other hand, the substrates typically used for graphene growth, such as silicon carbide, have a positive thermal expansion coefficient. Hence, on cooling graphene on SiC, graphene expands but SiC shrinks. This mismatch will physically break the atomic bonds between graphene and SiC. We have demonstrated that a graphenelike buffer layer on SiC can be converted to a quasifreestanding monolayer graphene by a rapid-cooling treatment...
November 11, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878926/the-effects-of-dwi-infarct-lesion-volume-on-dwi-flair-mismatch-is-there-a-need-for-size-stratification
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Seyedmehdi Payabvash, Shayandokht Taleb, John C Benson, Jeffrey B Rykken, Mark C Oswood, Alexander M McKinney, Benjamin Hoffman
BACKGROUND: The lack of fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) hyperintensity in areas of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) high signal, or DWI-FLAIR mismatch, is a potential imaging biomarker for timing of stroke onset. We aimed to determine the effects of DWI infarct lesion volume on DWI-FLAIR mismatch and its accuracy for identification of strokes within intravenous (IV) the thrombolytic therapy window. METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke patients with magnetic resonance imaging scan within 12 hours of witnessed stroke were included...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872868/minor-antigen-disparities-impede-induction-of-long-lasting-chimerism-and-tolerance-through-bone-marrow-transplantation-with-costimulation-blockade
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Sinda Bigenzahn, Ines Pree, Christoph Klaus, Nina Pilat, Benedikt Mahr, Elisabeth Schwaiger, Patrick Nierlich, Friedrich Wrba, Thomas Wekerle
Mixed chimerism and tolerance can be successfully induced in rodents through allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) with costimulation blockade (CB), but varying success rates have been reported with distinct models and protocols. We therefore investigated the impact of minor antigen disparities on the induction of mixed chimerism and tolerance. C57BL/6 (H2(b)) mice received nonmyeloablative total body irradiation (3 Gy), costimulation blockade (anti-CD40L mAb and CTLA4Ig), and 2 × 10(7) bone marrow cells (BMC) from either of three donor strains: Balb/c (H2(d)) (MHC plus multiple minor histocompatibility antigen (mHAg) mismatched), B10...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870614/active-inference-a-process-theory
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Karl Friston, Thomas FitzGerald, Francesco Rigoli, Philipp Schwartenbeck, Giovanni Pezzulo
This article describes a process theory based on active inference and belief propagation. Starting from the premise that all neuronal processing (and action selection) can be explained by maximizing Bayesian model evidence-or minimizing variational free energy-we ask whether neuronal responses can be described as a gradient descent on variational free energy. Using a standard (Markov decision process) generative model, we derive the neuronal dynamics implicit in this description and reproduce a remarkable range of well-characterized neuronal phenomena...
November 21, 2016: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867941/familial-influences-on-mismatch-negativity-and-its-association-with-plasma-glutamate-level-a-magnetoencephalographic-study-in-twins
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Yukika Nishimura, Yuki Kawakubo, Motomu Suga, Kenji Hashimoto, Yuichi Takei, Kunio Takei, Hideyuki Inoue, Masato Yumoto, Ryu Takizawa, Kiyoto Kasai
Mismatch negativity (MMN) or its magnetic counterpart (magnetic mismatch negativity; MMNm) is regarded as a promising biomarker for schizophrenia. Previous electroencephalographic studies of MMN have demonstrated a moderate-to-high heritability for MMN amplitudes. N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor-dependent glutamatergic neurotransmission is implicated in MMN generation. We hypothesized that the differences between identical twins in MMNm variables might be associated with differences in plasma levels of amino acids involved in glutamatergic neurotransmission...
October 2016: Molecular Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866082/auditory-verbal-hallucinations-and-continuum-models-of-psychosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-healthy-voice-hearer-literature
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REVIEW
David Baumeister, Ottilie Sedgwick, Oliver Howes, Emmanuelle Peters
Recent decades have seen a surge of research interest in the phenomenon of healthy individuals who experience auditory verbal hallucinations, yet do not exhibit distress or need for care. The aims of the present systematic review are to provide a comprehensive overview of this research and examine how healthy voice-hearers may best be conceptualised in relation to the diagnostic versus 'quasi-' and 'fully-dimensional' continuum models of psychosis. A systematic literature search was conducted, resulting in a total of 398 article titles and abstracts that were scrutinised for appropriateness to the present objective...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863627/a-mismatch-negativity-study-in-mandarin-speaking-children-with-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Mingfu Fu, Liyan Wang, Mengchao Zhang, Ying Yang, Xibin Sun
OBJECTIVE: a) To examine the effects of sensorineural hearing loss on the discriminability of linguistic and non-linguistic stimuli at the cortical level, and b) to examine whether the cortical responses differ based on the chronological age at intervention, the degree of hearing loss, or the acoustic stimulation mode in children with severe and profound hearing loss. METHODS: Mismatch negativity (MMN) responses were collected from 43 children with severe and profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, and 20 children with normal hearing (age: 3-6 years)...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863258/detection-of-mismatch-repair-deficiency-and-microsatellite-instability-in-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing
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Jonathan A Nowak, Matthew B Yurgelun, Jacqueline L Bruce, Vanesa Rojas-Rudilla, Dimity L Hall, Priyanka Shivdasani, Elizabeth P Garcia, Agoston T Agoston, Amitabh Srivastava, Shuji Ogino, Frank C Kuo, Neal I Lindeman, Fei Dong
Mismatch repair protein deficiency (MMR-D) and high microsatellite instability (MSI-H) are features of Lynch syndrome-associated colorectal carcinomas and have implications in clinical management. We evaluate the ability of a targeted next-generation sequencing panel to detect MMR-D and MSI-H based on mutational phenotype. Using a criterion of >40 total mutations per megabase or >5 single-base insertion or deletion mutations in repeats per megabase, sequencing achieves 92% sensitivity and 100% specificity for MMR-D by immunohistochemistry in a training cohort of 149 colorectal carcinomas and 91% sensitivity and 98% specificity for MMR-D in a validation cohort of 94 additional colorectal carcinomas...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862172/investigation-of-brain-electrophysiological-properties-among-heroin-addicts-quantitative-eeg-and-event-related-potentials
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Farid Motlagh, Fatimah Ibrahim, Rusdi Rashid, Tahereh Seghatoleslam, Hussain Habil
This study aims to introduce a new approach of a comprehensive paradigm to evaluate brain electrophysiological properties among addicts. Electroencephalographic spectral power as well as amplitudes and latencies of mismatch negativity (MMN), P300, and P600 components were evaluated among 19 male heroin addicts and 19 healthy nonsmoker subjects using a paradigm consisting of three subparadigms, namely (1) digit span Wechsler test, (2) auditory oddball, and (3) visual cue-reactivity oddball paradigms. Task 1 provided auditory P300 and P600 in association with working memory...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861232/safety-and-efficacy-of-magnetic-resonance-guided-vacuum-assisted-large-volume-breast-biopsy-mr-guided-valb
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Simone Schrading, Kevin Strobel, Annika Keulers, Timm Dirrichs, Christiane K Kuhl
OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance (MR)-guided vacuum-biopsy is technically demanding and may fail depending on target-lesion size or breast size, and location of lesions within the breast. We developed an MR-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy protocol that collects larger amounts of tissue, aiming at an at least partial or complete ablation of the target-lesion, just as it is intended during surgical (excisional) biopsy. Rationale is to avoid biopsy failures (false-negative results due to undersampling) by collecting larger amounts of tissue...
November 17, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859045/roles-of-maternal-effects-in-maintaining-genetic-variation-maternal-storage-effect
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Masato Yamamichi, Masaki Hoso
Understanding the maintenance of genetic variation remains a central challenge in evolutionary biology. Recent empirical studies suggest the importance of temporally varying selection, as allele frequencies have been found to fluctuate substantially in the wild. However, previous theory suggests that the conditions for the maintenance of genetic variation under temporally fluctuating selection are quite restrictive. Using mathematical models, we demonstrate that maternal genetic effects, whereby maternal genotypes affect offspring phenotypes, can facilitate the maintenance of polymorphism in temporally varying environments...
November 9, 2016: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854106/expression-of-cyclooxygenase-2-has-no-impact-on-survival-in-adenocarcinoma-of-the-esophagogastric-junction-but-is-associated-with-favourable-clinicopathologic-features
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Juliana Knief, Katharina Reddemann, Ekaterina Petrova, Tobias Herhahn, Ulrich Wellner, Christoph Thorns
: Background COX-2 expression induces carcinogenesis and is thought to be an adverse prognostic factor in gastric carcinomas while the prognostic value of DNA mismatch repair (MMR) is still controversial. Concerning adenocarcinomas of the esophagogastric junction, no comprehensive data regarding either factors are available as of yet. Objective We assessed expression of COX-2, MLH1 and MSH2 in adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction in relation to patients' survival and various clinicopathologic features...
November 17, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832499/cancer-screening-behaviors-and-risk-perceptions-among-family-members-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-unexplained-mismatch-repair-deficiency
#18
Lior H Katz, Shailesh Advani, Allison M Burton-Chase, Bryan Fellman, Katrina M Polivka, Ying Yuan, Patrick M Lynch, Susan K Peterson
Communication gaps in families with unexplained mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency (UMMRD) could negatively impact the screening behaviors of relatives of individual with UMMRD. We evaluated cancer risk perception, screening behaviors, and family communication among relatives of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with UMMRD. Fifty-one family members of 17 probands with UMMRD completed a questionnaire about cancer risk perception, adherence to Lynch syndrome (LS) screening recommendations, and communication with relatives...
November 10, 2016: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828421/resolution-enhancement-of-saturated-fluorescence-emission-difference-microscopy
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Guangyuan Zhao, Cuifang Kuang, Zhihua Ding, Xu Liu
Fluorescence emission difference microscopy (FED) obtains resolution-enhanced images by subtracting acquired solid and doughnut confocal images. Because of the mismatch of the outer contours of the two subtraction components, negative values are inevitable in the conventional FED method, giving rise to deformations. In this study, by using a saturation effect, we obtain imaging results with a profile-extended solid and center-shrunken doughnut point spread function. Owing to the nonlinear effect, two better-matched saturated images not only eliminate the deformations, but also enhance the resolving ability and signal to noise ratio compared to conventional FED...
October 3, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825205/effect-of-atomic-size-on-undercoolability-of-binary-solid-solution-alloy-liquids-with-zr-ti-and-hf-using-electrostatic-levitation
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S Jeon, D-H Kang, Y H Lee, S Lee, G W Lee
We investigate the relationship between the excess volume and undercoolability of Zr-Ti and Zr-Hf alloy liquids by using electrostatic levitation. Unlike in the case of Zr-Hf alloy liquids in which sizes of the constituent atoms are matched, a remarkable increase of undercoolability and negative excess volumes are observed in Zr-Ti alloy liquids as a function of their compositional ratios. In this work, size mismatch entropies for the liquids were obtained by calculating their hard sphere diameters, number densities, and packing fractions...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
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