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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351486/different-physiological-roles-of-insulin-receptors-in-mediating-nutrient-metabolism-in-zebrafish
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Bin-Yuan Yang, Gang Zhai, Yu-Long Gong, Jing-Zhi Su, Xu-Yan Peng, Guo-Hui Shang, Dong Han, Jun-Yan Jin, Hao-Kun Liu, Zhen-Yu Du, Zhan Yin, Shou-Qi Xie
Insulin, the most potent anabolic hormone, is critical for somatic growth and metabolism in vertebrates. Type 2 diabetes, which is the primary cause of hyperglycemia, results from an inability of insulin to signal glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. Our previous study showed that double knockout of insulin receptor a (insra) and b (insrb) caused β-cell hyperplasia and lethality from 5 dpf to 16 dpf. In this study, we characterized the physiological roles of Insra and Insrb, in somatic growth and fueling metabolism, respectively...
December 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351276/static-length-changes-of-cochlear-outer-hair-cells-can-tune-low-frequency-hearing
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Nikola Ciganović, Rebecca L Warren, Batu Keçeli, Stefan Jacob, Anders Fridberger, Tobias Reichenbach
The cochlea not only transduces sound-induced vibration into neural spikes, it also amplifies weak sound to boost its detection. Actuators of this active process are sensory outer hair cells in the organ of Corti, whereas the inner hair cells transduce the resulting motion into electric signals that propagate via the auditory nerve to the brain. However, how the outer hair cells modulate the stimulus to the inner hair cells remains unclear. Here, we combine theoretical modeling and experimental measurements near the cochlear apex to study the way in which length changes of the outer hair cells deform the organ of Corti...
January 19, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351261/three-dimensional-terahertz-coded-aperture-imaging-based-on-single-input-multiple-output-technology
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Shuo Chen, Chenggao Luo, Bin Deng, Hongqiang Wang, Yongqiang Cheng, Zhaowen Zhuang
As a promising radar imaging technique, terahertz coded-aperture imaging (TCAI) can achieve high-resolution, forward-looking, and staring imaging by producing spatiotemporal independent signals with coded apertures. In this paper, we propose a three-dimensional (3D) TCAI architecture based on single input multiple output (SIMO) technology, which can reduce the coding and sampling times sharply. The coded aperture applied in the proposed TCAI architecture loads either purposive or random phase modulation factor...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351215/multi-sensor-data-integration-using-deep-learning-for-characterization-of-defects-in-steel-elements
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Grzegorz Psuj
Nowadays, there is a strong demand for inspection systems integrating both high sensitivity under various testing conditions and advanced processing allowing automatic identification of the examined object state and detection of threats. This paper presents the possibility of utilization of a magnetic multi-sensor matrix transducer for characterization of defected areas in steel elements and a deep learning based algorithm for integration of data and final identification of the object state. The transducer allows sensing of a magnetic vector in a single location in different directions...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350680/effects-of-microrna-135a-on-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-migration-and-invasion-of-bladder-cancer-cells-by-targeting-gsk3%C3%AE-through-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Xia-Wa Mao, Jia-Quan Xiao, Zhong-Yi Li, Yi-Chun Zheng, Nan Zhang
This study investigated the effects of microRNA-135a (miR-135a) targeting of glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) on the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), migration and invasion of bladder cancer (BC) cells by mediating the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. BC and adjacent normal tissues were collected from 165 BC patients. Western blotting and quantitative real-time PCR were used to detect the expression of GSK3β, β-catenin, cyclinD1, E-cadherin, vimentin and miR-135a in BC tissues and cells. Cells were assigned to blank, negative control (NC), miR-135a mimics, miR-135a inhibitors, small interfering RNA (siRNA)-GSK3β or miR-135a inhibitors+siRNA-GSK3β groups...
January 19, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350635/magnetic-resonance-imaging-correlates-of-benign-and-malignant-alterations-of-the-spinal-bone-marrow
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Ferdinando Caranci, Enrico Tedeschi, Lorenzo Ugga, Alessandra D'Amico, Serena Schipani, Silvia Bartollino, Claudio Russo, Alessandra Splendiani, Francesco Briganti, Marcello Zappia, Mariarosa A B Melone, Carlo Maschiocchi, Luca Brunese
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Bone marrow (BM) abnormalities in the spine are a common, sometimes unexpected, finding on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which is the most sensitive imaging modality to evaluate the marrow, and their interpretation can be difficult for the unexperienced radiologist. In this review, the MRI appearance of normal age-related BM changes, as well as the imaging features of benign and malignant diseases, are presented. DISCUSSION: A large variety of BM signal alterations has been identified and described, including normal variants, BM reconversion,  degenerative changes, infections, spondyloarthritis and osteonecrosis, trauma, neoplastic lesions (both primary or metastatic), post-radiation and chemotherapy sequelae...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350622/beyond-hrv-attractor-reconstruction-using-the-entire-cardiovascular-waveform-data-for-novel-feature-extraction
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Philip J Aston, Mark I Christie, Ying H Huang, Manasi Nandi
Advances in monitoring technology allow blood pressure waveforms to be collected at sampling frequencies of 250-1000Hz for long time periods. However, much of the raw data are under analysed. Heart rate variability (HRV) methods, in which beat-to-beat interval lengths are extracted and analysed, have been extensively studied, However, this approach discards the majority of the raw data. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to detect changes in the shape of the waveform in long streams of blood pressure data...
January 19, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350608/acute-transverse-myelitis-following-scrub-typhus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hyun-Seung Ryu, Bong Ju Moon, Jae-Young Park, Sang-Deok Kim, Seung-Kwon Seo, Jung-Kil Lee
Context Scrub typhus is an acute febrile disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. The disease can usually involve the lungs, heart, liver, spleen and brain through hematogenous dissemination. However, very rarely, acute transverse myelitis in the spinal cord develops from scrub typhus. We present a case of acute transverse myelitis following scrub typhus with a review of the literature. Findings A 66-year-old male visited a hospital for general myalgia, mild headache, and fever in October. He was noted to have thick, black papule skin on his abdomen, which was highly suggestive of scrub typhus...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350567/pretreatment-of-ferulic-acid-attenuates-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-a-rat-model-of-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Sheng Zhang, Pengyu Wang, Pengxin Zhao, Dong Wang, Yanwei Zhang, Junhui Wang, Lixia Chen, Wenping Guo, Hui Gao, Yalou Jiao
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a fatal clinical condition that can be caused by pulmonary and non-pulmonary diseases. Oxidative stress and inflammation play key roles in the development of ARDS. In this study, we investigated whether ferulic acid (FA), an anti-oxidant, was beneficial for prophylaxis of ARDS. We established an ARDS rat model using lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administration. Lung injury was assessed by lung wet/dry ratio and broncho-alveolar lavage fluid (BALF) analysis. Hematoxylin and eosin staining was performed to evaluate the histological changes of the lungs...
January 2018: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350529/a-colorimetric-dnazyme-biosensor-for-convenience-detection-of-enterotoxin-b-harbouring-staphylococcus-aureus-from-food-samples
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Bhairab Mondal, Bhavanashri N, Shylaja Ramlal, Joseph Kingston
In the present study, a colorimetric DNAzymes biosensor strategy was devised in combination with immunomagnetic separation for rapid and easy detection of enterotoxin B harbouring Staphylococcus aureus from food and clinical samples. The method employs immunocapture of S. aureus and amplification of seb gene by DNAzyme complementary sequence integrated forward primer and with specific reverse primer. The DNAzyme sequence integrated dsDNA PCR products when treated with hemin and TMB (3, 3', 5, 5'-tetramethylbenzidine) in the presence of H2O2 produce colorimetric signal...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350394/genetic-variants-in-the-polish-population-of-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-sequencing-of-bmpr2-alk1-and-eng-genes
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Barbara Uznańska-Loch, Kamil Wikło, Dominika Kulczycka-Wojdala, Bożena Szymańska, Łukasz Chrzanowski, Karina Wierzbowska-Drabik, Ewa Trzos, Jarosław Damian Kasprzak, Małgorzata Kurpesa
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease with a very serious prognosis. It seems that mutations in genes related to the transforming growth factor-beta signaling pathway are often related to the development of the disease. There was no study in Polish population that would cover this problem. AIM: To screen for genetic mutations in Polish cohort of patients with pulmonary hypertension, especially with idiopathic PAH, treated in a single hospital in Poland...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350282/neutrophil-chemotaxis
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REVIEW
Björn Petri, Maria-Jesús Sanz
Neutrophils are the primary cells recruited to inflamed sites during an innate immune response to tissue damage and/or infection. They are finely sensitive to inciting stimuli to reach in great numbers and within minutes areas of inflammation and tissue insult. For this effective response, they can detect extracellular chemical gradients and move towards higher concentrations, the so-called chemotaxis process or guided cell migration. This directed neutrophil recruitment is orchestrated by chemoattractants, a chemically diverse group of molecular guidance cues (e...
January 19, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350194/detection-rate-of-fetal-distress-using-contraction-dependent-fetal-heart-rate-variability-analysis
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Guy J J Warmerdam, Rik Vullings, Judith O E H Van Laar, M Beatrijs Van der Hout-Van der Jagt, Jan W M Bergmans, Lars Schmitt, S Guid Oei
Monitoring of the fetal condition during labor is currently performed by cardiotocography (CTG). Despite the use of CTG in clinical practice, CTG interpretation suffers from a high inter- and intra-observer variability and a low specificity. In addition to CTG, analysis of fetal heart rate variability (HRV) has been shown to provide information on fetal distress. However, fetal HRV can be strongly influenced by uterine contractions, particularly during the second stage of labor. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine if distinguishing contractions from rest periods can improve the detection rate of HRV features for fetal distress during the second stage of labor...
January 19, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350100/transorbital-doppler-with-carotid-siphon-monitoring-detects-right-to-left-shunt-effectively
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Zhihui Duan, Zhiyuan Yang, Binbin Song, Congmin Ma, Yan Li, Yanjiao Du, Dandan Shang, Shao Li, Jiyu Lou
Background Transtemporal Doppler (TTD) with middle cerebral artery (MCA) is widely used for right-to-left shunt (RLS) detection. However, an alternative method for patients without suitable temporal bone windows should be established. The present study prospectively evaluated the effectiveness of transorbital Doppler (TOD) with carotid siphon (CS) monitoring in detecting RLS. Methods A total of 357 subjects with sufficient temporal bone windows underwent simultaneous TTD with MCA and TOD with CS. After injection of microbubbles, the numbers of artificial high-intensity signals were recorded at rest and after Valsalva maneuver...
January 19, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349904/lysosome-remodelling-and-adaptation-during-phagocyte-activation
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REVIEW
Victoria E B Hipolito, Erika Ospina-Escobar, Roberto J Botelho
Lysosomes are acidic and hydrolytic organelles responsible for receiving and digesting cargo acquired during endocytosis, phagocytosis, and autophagy. For macrophages and dendritic cells, the lysosome is kingpin, playing a direct role in microbe killing and antigen processing for presentation. Strikingly, the historic view that lysosomes are homogeneous and static organelles is being replaced with a more elegant paradigm, in which lysosomes are heterogeneous, dynamic and respond to cellular needs. For example, lysosomes are signaling platforms that integrate stress detection and molecular decision hubs like mTORC1 and AMPK to modulate cellular activity...
January 19, 2018: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349903/gp73-promotes-invasion-and-metastasis-of-bladder-cancer-by-regulating-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-through-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad2-signalling-pathway
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Han-Jie Yang, Ge-Liang Liu, Bo Liu, Tian Liu
This study investigated the effects of Golgi membrane protein 73 (GP73) on the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and on bladder cancer cell invasion and metastasis through the TGF-β1/Smad2 signalling pathway. Paired bladder cancer and adjacent tissue samples (102) and normal bladder tissue samples (106) were obtained. Bladder cancer cell lines (T24, 5637, RT4, 253J and J82) were selected and assigned to blank, negative control (NC), TGF-β, thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1), TGF-β1+ TSP-1, GP73-siRNA-1, GP73-siRNA-2, GP73-siRNA-1+ TSP-1, GP73-siRNA-1+ pcDNA-GP73, WT1-siRNA and WT1-siRNA + GP73-siRNA-1 groups...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349661/pkm2-is-involved-in-neuropathic-pain-by-regulating-erk-and-stat3-activation-in-rat-spinal-cord
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Binbin Wang, Siyuan Liu, Bingbing Fan, Xingguo Xu, Yonglin Chen, Rongxiang Lu, Zhongling Xu, Xiaojuan Liu
BACKGROUND: Pyruvate kinase isozymes M2 (PKM2), as a member of pyruvate kinase family, plays a role of glycolytic enzyme in glucose metabolism. It also functions as protein kinase in cell proliferation, signaling, immunity, and gene transcription. In this study, the role of PKM2 in neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) was investigated. METHODS: Rats were randomly grouped to establish CCI models. PKM2, extracellular regulated protein kinases (EKR), p-ERK, signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT3), p-STAT3, phosphoinositide 3-kinase/protein kinase B (PI3K/AKT) and p-PI3K/AKT proteins expression in spinal cord was examined by Western blot analysis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349514/nb-uvb-irradiation-downregulates-keratin-17-expression-in-keratinocytes-by-inhibiting-the-erk1-2-and-stat3-signaling-pathways
#18
Yuchen Zhuang, Changxu Han, Bing Li, Liang Jin, Erle Dang, Hui Fang, Hongjiang Qiao, Gang Wang
Keratin-17 (K17) is a cytoskeletal protein produced by keratinocytes (KCs), which is overexpressed in psoriasis and may play a pivotal role in its pathogenesis. Narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) irradiation is used as a general treatment for psoriasis, although its impact on K17 expression has yet to be determined. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of NB-UVB irradiation on K17 expression and its signaling pathways. After exposure to NB-UVB irradiation, immortalized human keratinocytes (HaCaT cells) were analyzed by flow cytometry, CCK-8 assays and transmission electron microscopy to examine proliferation...
January 18, 2018: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349453/a-qm-mm-and-qm-qm-mm-study-of-kerr-cotton-mouton-and-jones-linear-birefringences-in-liquid-acetonitrile
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Tobias Fahleson, Jógvan Magnus Haugaard Olsen, Patrick Norman, Antonio Rizzo
QM/MM and QM/QM/MM protocols are applied to the ab initio study of the three linear birefringences Kerr, Cotton-Mouton, and Jones, as shown by acetonitrile in the gas and pure liquid phases. The relevant first-order properties as well as linear, quadratic, and cubic frequency-dependent response functions were computed using time-dependent Kohn-Sham density-functional theory with use of the standard CAM-B3LYP functional. In the liquid phase, a series of room temperature (293.15 K) molecular dynamics snapshots were selected, for which averaged values of the observables were obtained at an optical wavelength of 632...
January 19, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348926/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-single-ascending-dose-study-of-remyelinating-antibody-rhigm22-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
#20
Andrew Eisen, Benjamin M Greenberg, James D Bowen, Douglas L Arnold, Anthony O Caggiano
Objective: The objective of this paper is to assess, in individuals with clinically stable multiple sclerosis (MS), the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK) and exploratory pharmacodynamics of the monoclonal recombinant human antibody IgM22 (rHIgM22). Methods: Seventy-two adults with stable MS were enrolled in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, single ascending-dose, Phase 1 trial examining rHIgM22 from 0.025 to 2.0 mg/kg. Assessments included MRI, MR spectroscopy, plasma PK, and changes in clinical status, laboratory values and adverse events for three months...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
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