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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274104/designing-connected-marine-reserves-in-the-face-of-global-warming
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Jorge G Álvarez-Romero, Adrián Munguía-Vega, Maria Beger, Maria Del Mar Mancha-Cisneros, Alvin N Suárez-Castillo, Georgina G Gurney, Robert L Pressey, Leah R Gerber, Hem Nalini Morzaria-Luna, Héctor Reyes-Bonilla, Vanessa M Adams, Melanie Kolb, Erin M Graham, Jeremy VanDerWal, Alejandro Castillo-López, Gustavo Hinojosa-Arango, David Petatán-Ramírez, Marcia Moreno-Baez, Carlos R Godínez-Reyes, Jorge Torre
Marine reserves are widely used to protect species important for conservation and fisheries and to help maintain ecological processes that sustain their populations, including recruitment and dispersal. Achieving these goals requires well-connected networks of marine reserves that maximize larval connectivity, thus allowing exchanges between populations and recolonization after local disturbances. However, global warming can disrupt connectivity by shortening potential dispersal pathways through changes in larval physiology...
December 22, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944095/intermolecular-interactions-involving-an-acidic-patch-on-immunoglobulin-variable-domain-and-the-%C3%AE-2-constant-region-mediate-crystalline-inclusion-body-formation-in-the-endoplasmic-reticulum
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Haruki Hasegawa, Mei Geng, Randal R Ketchem, Ling Liu, Kevin Graham, Frederick Jacobsen
Full-length immunoglobulins (Igs) are widely considered difficult to crystallize because of their large size, N-linked glycosylation, and flexible hinge region. However, numerous cases of intracellular Ig crystallization are reported in plasma cell dyscrasias. What makes some Ig clones more prone to crystallize during biosynthesis as well as the biochemical and cell biological requirements for this cryptic event are poorly understood. To investigate the underlying process of intracellular Ig crystallization we searched for model IgGs that can induce crystalline inclusions during recombinant overexpression...
2017: Cellular Logistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931666/trpa1-activation-in-a-human-sensory-neuronal-model-relevance-to-cough-hypersensitivity
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Rebecca Clarke, Kevin Monaghan, Imad About, Caoimhin S Griffin, Gerard P Sergeant, Ikhlas El Karim, J Graham McGeown, S Louise Cosby, Timothy M Curtis, Lorcan P McGarvey, Fionnuala T Lundy
The cough reflex becomes hyperresponsive in acute and chronic respiratory diseases, but understanding the underlying mechanism is hampered by difficulty accessing human tissue containing both nerve endings and neuronal cell bodies. We refined an adult stem cell sensory neuronal model to overcome the limited availability of human neurones and applied the model to study transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel expression and activation.Human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) were differentiated towards a neuronal phenotype, termed peripheral neuronal equivalents (PNEs)...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905384/heteromeric-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-glycine-receptors-regulate-excitability-in-parvalbumin-expressing-dorsal-horn-neurons-through-phasic-and-tonic-glycinergic-inhibition
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M A Gradwell, K A Boyle, R J Callister, D I Hughes, B A Graham
The dorsal horn (DH) of the spinal cord is an important site for modality specific processing of sensory information and is essential for contextually relevant sensory experience. Parvalbumin-expressing inhibitory interneurons (PV + INs) have functional properties and connectivity that enables them to segregate tactile and nociceptive information. Here we examine inhibitory drive to PV + INs using targeted patch-clamp recording in spinal cord slices from adult transgenic mice that express enhanced green fluorescent protein in PV + INs...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844004/altered-intrinsic-and-synaptic-properties-of-lumbosacral-dorsal-horn-neurons-in-a-mouse-model-of-colitis
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Kristen E Farrell, Simon Keely, Marjorie M Walker, Alan M Brichta, Brett A Graham, Robert J Callister
Visceral pain in inflammatory and functional gastrointestinal conditions is a major clinical problem. The exact mechanisms underlying the development of pain, during and after visceral inflammation are unknown. However, clinical and pre-clinical evidence suggests plasticity within the spinal cord dorsal horn is a contributing factor. Here we use an in vivo preparation and patch-clamp electrophysiology to test whether the synaptic and intrinsic properties of superficial dorsal horn (SDH) neurons are altered 5days after the induction of mild colitis in adult male mice (i...
August 23, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762726/intracellular-uncaging-of-cgmp-with-blue-light
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Hitesh K Agarwal, Shenyu Zhai, D James Surmeier, Graham C R Ellis-Davies
We have made a new caged cGMP that is photolyzed with blue light. Using our recently developed derivative of 7-diethylaminocourmarin (DEAC) called DEAC450, we synthesized coumarin phosphoester derivatives of cGMP with two negative charges appended to the DEAC450 moiety. DEAC450-cGMP is freely soluble in physiological buffer without the need for any organic cosolvents. With a photolysis quantum yield of 0.18 and an extinction coefficient of 43 000 M(-1) cm(-1) at 453 nm, DEAC450-cGMP is the most photosensitive caged cGMP made to date...
October 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748570/lichen-planopilaris-in-a-latin-american-chilean-population-demographics-clinical-profile-and-treatment-experience
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F Mardones, J Shapiro
BACKGROUND: Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is characterized by lymphocytic infiltrate, fibrosis and potential destruction of the hair follicle. Demographic and clinical studies in LPP are limited, and racial differences have not been thoroughly investigated. AIM: To analyse epidemiological data and clinical profiles of Chilean adults with LPP, and report on the treatments used. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of medical records and clinical follow-up of Chilean adults with a clinical and histopathological diagnosis of LPP...
October 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539334/spatiotemporal-analysis-of-spontaneous-myogenic-contractions-in-the-urinary-bladder-of-the-rabbit-timing-and-patterns-reflect-reported-electrophysiology
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C M Hulls, R G Lentle, Q M King, G W Reynolds, J P Chambers
The dynamics of propagating myogenic contractions in the wall of the resting ex vivo urinary bladder of the rabbit were characterized by spatiotemporal maps and related to cyclic variation in intravesical pressure (Pves). Patches of propagating contractions (PPCs) enlarged and involuted in near synchrony with peaks in Pves [mean 3.85  ± 0.3 cycles per minute (cpm)] and were preceded by regions of stretch. The maximum area of the bladder undergoing contraction (55.28 ± 2.65%) and the sizes of individual PPCs (42...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467829/whole-genome-landscapes-of-major-melanoma-subtypes
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Nicholas K Hayward, James S Wilmott, Nicola Waddell, Peter A Johansson, Matthew A Field, Katia Nones, Ann-Marie Patch, Hojabr Kakavand, Ludmil B Alexandrov, Hazel Burke, Valerie Jakrot, Stephen Kazakoff, Oliver Holmes, Conrad Leonard, Radhakrishnan Sabarinathan, Loris Mularoni, Scott Wood, Qinying Xu, Nick Waddell, Varsha Tembe, Gulietta M Pupo, Ricardo De Paoli-Iseppi, Ricardo E Vilain, Ping Shang, Loretta M S Lau, Rebecca A Dagg, Sarah-Jane Schramm, Antonia Pritchard, Ken Dutton-Regester, Felicity Newell, Anna Fitzgerald, Catherine A Shang, Sean M Grimmond, Hilda A Pickett, Jean Y Yang, Jonathan R Stretch, Andreas Behren, Richard F Kefford, Peter Hersey, Georgina V Long, Jonathan Cebon, Mark Shackleton, Andrew J Spillane, Robyn P M Saw, Núria López-Bigas, John V Pearson, John F Thompson, Richard A Scolyer, Graham J Mann
Melanoma of the skin is a common cancer only in Europeans, whereas it arises in internal body surfaces (mucosal sites) and on the hands and feet (acral sites) in people throughout the world. Here we report analysis of whole-genome sequences from cutaneous, acral and mucosal subtypes of melanoma. The heavily mutated landscape of coding and non-coding mutations in cutaneous melanoma resolved novel signatures of mutagenesis attributable to ultraviolet radiation. However, acral and mucosal melanomas were dominated by structural changes and mutation signatures of unknown aetiology, not previously identified in melanoma...
May 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450102/an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study-of-the-role-of-implant-positioning-on-ulnohumeral-articular-contact-in-distal-humeral-hemiarthroplasty
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Roxanna E Abhari, Ryan Willing, Graham J W King, James A Johnson
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of implant positioning on ulnohumeral contact using patient-specific distal humeral (DH) implants. METHODS: Seven reverse-engineered DH implants were manufactured based on computed tomography scans of their osseous geometry. Native ulnae were paired with corresponding native humeri and custom DH implants in a loading apparatus. The ulna was set at 90° of flexion and the humeral component (either native bone or reverse-engineered implant) was positioned from 5° varus to 5° valgus in 2...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425096/influence-of-coral-cover-and-structural-complexity-on-the-accuracy-of-visual-surveys-of-coral-reef-fish-communities
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D J Coker, J P Nowicki, N A J Graham
Using manipulated patch reefs with combinations of varying live-coral cover (low, medium and high) and structural complexity (low and high), common community metrics (abundance, diversity, richness and community composition) collected through standard underwater visual census techniques were compared with exhaustive collections using a fish anaesthetic (clove oil). This study showed that reef condition did not influence underwater visual census estimates at a community level, but reef condition can influence the detectability of some small and cryptic species and this may be exacerbated if surveys are conducted on a larger scale...
June 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423052/inflammation-induced-fetal-growth-restriction-in-rats-is-associated-with-increased-placental-hif-1%C3%AE-accumulation
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Kevin P Robb, Tiziana Cotechini, Camille Allaire, Arissa Sperou, Charles H Graham
INTRODUCTION: Hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF-1α) is the oxygen-sensitive subunit of the transcription factor HIF-1, and its expression is increased in placentas from pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia (PE). Fetal growth restriction (FGR) and PE often share a common pathophysiology; however, it is unknown whether increased placental HIF-1α occurs in FGR. We previously demonstrated that aberrant maternal inflammation in rats resulted in altered utero-placental perfusion and FGR, both of which were prevented by administration of the nitric oxide mimetic glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396143/lethal-effects-of-an-insecticidal-spider-venom-peptide-involve-positive-allosteric-modulation-of-insect-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors
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Monique J Windley, Irina Vetter, Richard J Lewis, Graham M Nicholson
κ-Hexatoxins (κ-HXTXs) are a family of excitotoxic insect-selective neurotoxins from Australian funnel-web spiders that are lethal to a wide range of insects, but display no toxicity towards vertebrates. The prototypic κ-HXTX-Hv1c selectively blocks native and expressed cockroach large-conductance calcium-activated potassium (BKCa or KCa1.1) channels, but not their mammalian orthologs. Despite this potent and selective action on insect KCa1.1 channels, we found that the classical KCa1.1 blockers paxilline, charybdotoxin and iberiotoxin, which all block insect KCa1...
April 8, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169515/fabrication-of-patterned-superhydrophobic-hydrophilic-substrates-by-laser-micromachining-for-small-volume-deposition-and-droplet-based-fluorescence
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K J Bachus, L Mats, H W Choi, G T T Gibson, R D Oleschuk
The deposition of nanoliter and subnanoliter volumes is important in chemical and biochemical droplet-based microfluidic systems. There are several techniques that have been established for the deposition/generation of small volumes including the use of surfaces with patterned differences in wettability. Many such methods require complex and time-consuming lithographic techniques. Here, we present a facile method for the fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces with patterned hydrophilic regions by laser micromachining...
March 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067894/unexpected-uvr-and-non-uvr-mutation-burden-in-some-acral-and-cutaneous-melanomas
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Robert V Rawson, Peter A Johansson, Nicholas K Hayward, Nicola Waddell, Ann-Marie Patch, Serigne Lo, John V Pearson, John F Thompson, Graham J Mann, Richard A Scolyer, James S Wilmott
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) mutagenesis causes nearly all cutaneous melanomas, however, since UVR signatures are largely absent in acral melanoma, as well as melanoma in sun-protected sites, the cause of these melanomas is unknown. Whole-genome sequencing data generated as part of the Australian Melanoma Genome Project was supplemented with a detailed histopathological assessment with the melanomas then classified as UVR or non-UVR related, based on their mutation signatures. The clinicopathological characteristics of melanomas with mutation signatures for their subtype were compared...
February 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048962/chemical-ecology-of-wave-swept-shores-the-primacy-of-contact-cues-in-predation-by-whelks
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Graham A Ferrier, Cheryl Ann Zimmer, Richard K Zimmer
Wave-swept shores are valuable for developing and testing key ecological principles. A synthesis of research is nonetheless missing a critical component: the chemosensory basis for behavioral interactions that determine population- and community-wide attributes. Chemical signaling environments on wave-swept shores, given their intense, turbulent mixing and complex topographies, would be difficult or impossible to simulate in a laboratory setting. For this reason, appropriately scaled field studies are needed to advance understanding of chemical stimuli and their biotic effects...
December 2016: Biological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024649/management-strategy-for-patients-with-chronic-subclavian-vein-thrombosis
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Graham Keir, M Blair Marshall
We performed a systematic review to determine best practice for the management of patients with chronic or subacute subclavian vein thrombosis. This condition is best managed with surgical excision of the first rib followed by long-term anticoagulation. Interventional techniques aimed at restoring patency are ineffective beyond 2 weeks postthrombosis. Additional therapeutic options should be made based on the severity of symptoms as well as vein status. Patients with milder symptoms are given decompression surgery followed by anticoagulation whereas patients with more severe symptoms are considered for either a jugular vein transposition or saphenous patch based on the vein characteristics...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024115/mutation-load-in-melanoma-is-affected-by-mc1r-genotype
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Peter A Johansson, Antonia L Pritchard, Ann-Marie Patch, James S Wilmott, John V Pearson, Nicola Waddell, Richard A Scolyer, Graham J Mann, Nicholas K Hayward
Whole-genome sequencing of matched germline and tumour pairs in a well-characterized cohort of melanoma patients allowed investigation of associations between melanoma body site, age at melanoma onset and MC1R variant status with overall mutation burden and specific base pair changes observed in the corresponding melanoma. We observed statistically significant associations between mutation burden in melanoma and body site, age at onset and MC1R genotype, for both ultraviolet radiation (UVR) signature changes (C>T and CC>TT) and non-UVR base pair substitutions, as well as with overall variant load...
March 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896884/contact-allergy-to-preservatives-essca-results-with-the-baseline-series-2009-2012
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A M Giménez-Arnau, G Deza, A Bauer, G A Johnston, V Mahler, M-L Schuttelaar, J Sanchez-Perez, J F Silvestre, M Wilkinson, W Uter
BACKGROUND: Allergic contact dermatitis caused by biocides is common and causes significant patient morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To describe the current frequency and pattern of patch test reactivity to biocide allergens included in the baseline series of most European countries. METHODS: Data collected by the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies (ESSCA) network between 2009 and 2012 from 12 European countries were analysed. RESULTS: Methylisothiazolinone 0...
April 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856273/hypermutation-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Jeremy L Humphris, Ann-Marie Patch, Katia Nones, Peter J Bailey, Amber L Johns, Skye McKay, David K Chang, David K Miller, Marina Pajic, Karin S Kassahn, Michael C J Quinn, Timothy J C Bruxner, Angelika N Christ, Ivon Harliwong, Senel Idrisoglu, Suzanne Manning, Craig Nourse, Ehsan Nourbakhsh, Andrew Stone, Peter J Wilson, Matthew Anderson, J Lynn Fink, Oliver Holmes, Stephen Kazakoff, Conrad Leonard, Felicity Newell, Nick Waddell, Scott Wood, Ronald S Mead, Qinying Xu, Jianmin Wu, Mark Pinese, Mark J Cowley, Marc D Jones, Adnan M Nagrial, Venessa T Chin, Lorraine A Chantrill, Amanda Mawson, Angela Chou, Christopher J Scarlett, Andreia V Pinho, Ilse Rooman, Marc Giry-Laterriere, Jaswinder S Samra, James G Kench, Neil D Merrett, Christopher W Toon, Krishna Epari, Nam Q Nguyen, Andrew Barbour, Nikolajs Zeps, Nigel B Jamieson, Colin J McKay, C Ross Carter, Euan J Dickson, Janet S Graham, Fraser Duthie, Karin Oien, Jane Hair, Jennifer P Morton, Owen J Sansom, Robert Grützmann, Ralph H Hruban, Anirban Maitra, Christine A Iacobuzio-Donahue, Richard D Schulick, Christopher L Wolfgang, Richard A Morgan, Rita T Lawlor, Borislav Rusev, Vincenzo Corbo, Roberto Salvia, Ivana Cataldo, Giampaolo Tortora, Margaret A Tempero, Oliver Hofmann, James R Eshleman, Christian Pilarsky, Aldo Scarpa, Elizabeth A Musgrove, Anthony J Gill, John V Pearson, Sean M Grimmond, Nicola Waddell, Andrew V Biankin
Pancreatic cancer is molecularly diverse, with few effective therapies. Increased mutation burden and defective DNA repair are associated with response to immune checkpoint inhibitors in several other cancer types. We interrogated 385 pancreatic cancer genomes to define hypermutation and its causes. Mutational signatures inferring defects in DNA repair were enriched in those with the highest mutation burdens. Mismatch repair deficiency was identified in 1% of tumors harboring different mechanisms of somatic inactivation of MLH1 and MSH2...
January 2017: Gastroenterology
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