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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231688/study-on-removal-difference-in-indoor-particulate-matter-and-volatile-organic-compounds-through-application-of-the-plants
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Seung-Han Hong, Jiyeon Hong, Jihyeon Yu, Young-Wook Lim
This study was conducted to evaluate the ability of plants to purify indoor air by observing the effective reduction rate among pollutant types of particulate matter and volatile organic compounds. Particulate matter and four types of volatile organic compounds were measured in a new building that is less than 3 years old and under three different conditions: before applying the plant, after applying the plant, and a room without a plant. The removal rate of each pollutant type due to the plant was also compared and analyzed...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Health and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230853/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-inhibit-cd25-expression-via-the-mtor-pathway-to-potentiate-t-cell-suppression
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Hyun Seung Yoo, Kyuheon Lee, Kwangmin Na, Yong Xu Zhang, Hyun-Ja Lim, TacGhee Yi, Sun U Song, Myung-Shin Jeon
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are known to suppress T-cell activation and proliferation. Several studies have reported that MSCs suppress CD25 expression in T cells. However, the molecular mechanism underlying MSC-mediated suppression of CD25 expression has not been fully examined. Here, we investigated the mTOR pathway, which is involved in CD25 expression in T cells. We showed that MSCs inhibited CD25 expression, which was restored in the presence of an inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) inhibitor...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230594/alveolar-molding-effect-in-infants-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-comparison-of-two-and-three-dimensional-measurements
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Won Hee Lim, Eun Woo Park, Hwa Sung Chae, Soon Man Kwon, Hoi-In Jung, Seung-Hak Baek
The purpose of this study was to compare the results of two- (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) measurements for the alveolar molding effect in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate. The sample consisted of 23 unilateral cleft lip and palate infants treated with nasoalveolar molding (NAM) appliance. Dental models were fabricated at initial visit (T0; mean age, 23.5 days after birth) and after alveolar molding therapy (T1; mean duration, 83 days). For 3D measurement, virtual models were constructed using a laser scanner and 3D software...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230047/electrically-tunable-artificial-gauge-potential-for-polaritons
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Hyang-Tag Lim, Emre Togan, Martin Kroner, Javier Miguel-Sanchez, Atac Imamoğlu
Neutral particles subject to artificial gauge potentials can behave as charged particles in magnetic fields. This fascinating premise has led to demonstrations of one-way waveguides, topologically protected edge states and Landau levels for photons. In ultracold neutral atoms, effective gauge fields have allowed the emulation of matter under strong magnetic fields leading to realization of Harper-Hofstadter and Haldane models. Here we show that application of perpendicular electric and magnetic fields effects a tunable artificial gauge potential for two-dimensional microcavity exciton polaritons...
February 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229639/muscle-plasticity-related-to-changes-in-tubulin-and-%C3%AE-b-crystallin-levels-induced-by-eccentric-contraction-in-rat-skeletal-muscles
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H Jee, E Ochi, T Sakurai, J-Y Lim, K Nakazato, H Hatta
We used the model of eccentric contraction of the hindlimb muscle by Ochi et al. to examine the role of eccentric contraction in muscle plasticity. This model aims to focus on stimulated skeletal muscle responses by measuring tissue weights and tracing the quantities of αB-crystallin and tubulin. The medial gastrocnemius muscle (GCM) responded to electrically induced eccentric contraction (EIEC) with significant increases in tissue weight (p < 0.01) and the ratio of tissue weight to body weight (p < 0...
September 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229429/stimulus-response-incompatibility-eliminates-inhibitory-cueing-effects-with-saccadic-but-not-manual-responses
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Vivian Eng, Alfred Lim, Simon Kwon, Su Ren Gan, S Azrin Jamaluddin, Steve M J Janssen, Jason Satel
There are thought to be two forms of inhibition of return (IOR) depending on whether the oculomotor system is activated or suppressed. When saccades are allowed, output-based IOR is generated, whereas input-based IOR arises when saccades are prohibited. In a series of 4 experiments, we mixed or blocked compatible and incompatible trials with saccadic or manual responses to investigate whether cueing effects would follow the same pattern as those observed with more traditional peripheral onsets and central arrows...
February 22, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229222/estimation-of-abnormal-temperature-effects-on-elderly-mortality-in-south-korea-using-the-temperature-deviation-index
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Giehae Choi, Hyun-Joo Bae, Youn-Hee Lim
Recent studies have revealed that the effect of temperature on mortality has changed over time. One of the major contributors to the changes is adaptation. We aimed to understand the relationship between elderly mortality and temperature anomaly using the temperature deviation index (TDI), which considers exposure history. Summertime (May to September) mortality data from 1996 to 2014 and meteorological data from 1971 to 2014 were obtained for 16 regions covering South Korea. The TDI was defined as the target day's temperature abnormality compared to previous 25 years' apparent temperature (AT)...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228970/comparison-of-endothelial-function-improvement-estimated-with-reactive-hyperemia-index-between-ramipril-and-telmisartan-in-hypertensive-patients
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You-Jeong Ki, Jae-Bin Seo, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Woo-Hyun Lim, Hye Yeon Seo, Jin Yong Lee, Woo-Young Chung
BACKGROUND: Endothelium has a function to regulate vascular tone by releasing mediators either vasodilating or vasoconstricting blood vessels. Endothelial dysfunction can be measured conveniently by Reactive Hyperemia Index (RHI) with a peripheral arterial tonometry. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II (AT II) receptor blockers (ARBs) are considered to have beneficial effects on endothelium through inhibition of AT II. This study was performed to compare the effect of ACEIs or ARBs on endothelial function estimated by RHI in hypertensive patients...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228692/effects-of-mattress-material-on-body-pressure-profiles-in-different-sleeping-postures
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Fan-Zhe Low, Matthew Chin-Heng Chua, Pan-Yin Lim, Chen-Hua Yeow
OBJECTIVES: This study compared the body contact pressure profiles of 2 types of mattresses: latex and polyurethane. METHODS: Twenty participants were required to lie down on the different mattresses in 3 different postures for 6 minutes, and their body contact pressure profiles were recorded with a pressure mat sensor. RESULTS: The data indicated that the latex mattress was able to reduce the peak body pressure on the torso and buttocks and achieve a higher proportion of low-pressure regions compared with the polyurethane mattress...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228601/loss-of-tumor-suppressor-kdm6a-amplifies-prc2-regulated-transcriptional-repression-in-bladder-cancer-and-can-be-targeted-through-inhibition-of-ezh2
#10
Lian Dee Ler, Sujoy Ghosh, Xiaoran Chai, Aye Aye Thike, Hong Lee Heng, Ee Yan Siew, Sucharita Dey, Liang Kai Koh, Jing Quan Lim, Weng Khong Lim, Swe Swe Myint, Jia Liang Loh, Pauline Ong, Xin Xiu Sam, Dachuan Huang, Tony Lim, Puay Hoon Tan, Sanjanaa Nagarajan, Christopher Wai Sam Cheng, Henry Ho, Lay Guat Ng, John Yuen, Po-Hung Lin, Cheng-Keng Chuang, Ying-Hsu Chang, Wen-Hui Weng, Steven G Rozen, Patrick Tan, Caretha L Creasy, See-Tong Pang, Michael T McCabe, Song Ling Poon, Bin Tean Teh
Trithorax-like group complex containing KDM6A acts antagonistically to Polycomb-repressive complex 2 (PRC2) containing EZH2 in maintaining the dynamics of the repression and activation of gene expression through H3K27 methylation. In urothelial bladder carcinoma, KDM6A (a H3K27 demethylase) is frequently mutated, but its functional consequences and therapeutic targetability remain unknown. About 70% of KDM6A mutations resulted in a total loss of expression and a consequent loss of demethylase function in this cancer type...
February 22, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228547/limch1-regulates-nonmuscle-myosin-ii-activity-and-suppresses-cell-migration
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Yu-Hung Lin, Yen-Yi Zhen, Kun-Yi Chien, I-Ching Lee, Wei-Chi Lin, Mei-Yu Chen, Li-Mei Pai
Nonmuscle myosin II (NM-II) is an important motor protein involved in cell migration. Incorporation of NM-II into actin stress fiber provides a traction force to promote actin retrograde flow and focal adhesion assembly. However, the components involved in regulation of NM-II activity are not well understood. Here, we identified a novel actin stress fiber-associated protein, LIM and calponin-homology domains 1 (LIMCH1), which regulates NM-II activity. The recruitment of LIMCH1 into contractile stress fibers revealed its localization complementary to actinin-1...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228523/vpx-overcomes-a-samhd1-independent-block-to-hiv-reverse-transcription-that-is-specific-to-resting-cd4-t-cells
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Hanna-Mari Baldauf, Lena Stegmann, Sarah-Marie Schwarz, Ina Ambiel, Maud Trotard, Margarethe Martin, Manja Burggraf, Gina M Lenzi, Helena Lejk, Xiaoyu Pan, Oliver I Fregoso, Efrem S Lim, Libin Abraham, Laura A Nguyen, Frank Rutsch, Renate König, Baek Kim, Michael Emerman, Oliver T Fackler, Oliver T Keppler
Early after entry into monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, and resting CD4 T cells, HIV encounters a block, limiting reverse transcription (RT) of the incoming viral RNA genome. In this context, dNTP triphosphohydrolase SAM domain and HD domain-containing protein 1 (SAMHD1) has been identified as a restriction factor, lowering the concentration of dNTP substrates to limit RT. The accessory lentiviral protein X (Vpx) proteins from the major simian immunodeficiency virus of rhesus macaque, sooty mangabey, and HIV-2 (SIVsmm/SIVmac/HIV-2) lineage packaged into virions target SAMHD1 for proteasomal degradation, increase intracellular dNTP pools, and facilitate HIV cDNA synthesis...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228490/short-read-whole-genome-sequencing-for-laboratory-based-surveillance-of-bordetella-pertussis
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Alex Marchand-Austin, Raymond S W Tsang, Jennifer L Guthrie, Jennifer H Ma, Gillian Lim, Natasha S Crowcroft, Shelley L Deeks, David J Farrell, Frances B Jamieson
Bordetella pertussis (BP) is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes respiratory infections in humans. Ongoing molecular surveillance of BP acellular vaccine (aP) antigens is critical for understanding the interaction between evolutionary pressures, disease pathogenesis, and vaccine effectiveness. Methods currently used to characterize aP components are relatively labour intensive and low throughput. To address this challenge, we sought to derive aP antigen genotypes from minimally processed short-read whole genome sequencing data generated from 40 clinical BP isolates and analyzed using the SRST2 bioinformatic package...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228465/prognostic-value-of-residual-urine-volume-gfr-by-24-hour-urine-collection-and-egfr-in-patients-receiving-dialysis
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Mi Jung Lee, Jung Tak Park, Kyoung Sook Park, Young Eun Kwon, Hyung Jung Oh, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Yong-Lim Kim, Yon Su Kim, Chul Woo Yang, Nam-Ho Kim, Shin-Wook Kang, Seung Hyeok Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Residual kidney function can be assessed by simply measuring urine volume, calculating GFR using 24-hour urine collection, or estimating GFR using the proposed equation (eGFR). We aimed to investigate the relative prognostic value of these residual kidney function parameters in patients on dialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Using the database from a nationwide prospective cohort study, we compared differential implications of the residual kidney function indices in 1946 patients on dialysis at 36 dialysis centers in Korea between August 1, 2008 and December 31, 2014...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228411/retinal-vascular-calibre-changes-after-intravitreal-bevacizumab-or-dexamethasone-implant-treatment-for-diabetic-macular-oedema
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Sanjeewa S Wickremasinghe, Samantha Fraser-Bell, Elizabeth Alessandrello, Hemal Mehta, Mark C Gillies, Lyndell L Lim
PURPOSE: To compare changes in retinal vascular calibre after 2 years of treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab (BVZ) or dexamethasone implant (DEX) in patients with centre-involving diabetic macular oedema (DMO). METHODS: At baseline, 88 eyes of 61 patients with DMO were recruited in a prospective, multicentre, randomised, single-masked clinical trial. Of these subjects, 22 BVZ-treated (52%) and 22 DEX-treated (48%) eyes of 34 patients (56%) had gradable retinal photographs at both the baseline and 24-month visits...
February 22, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228284/respiratory-syncytial-virus-infects-regulatory-b-cells-in-human-neonates-via-chemokine-receptor-cx3cr1-and-promotes-lung-disease-severity
#16
Dania Zhivaki, Sébastien Lemoine, Annick Lim, Ahsen Morva, Pierre-Olivier Vidalain, Liliane Schandene, Nicoletta Casartelli, Marie-Anne Rameix-Welti, Pierre-Louis Hervé, Edith Dériaud, Benoit Beitz, Maryline Ripaux-Lefevre, Jordi Miatello, Brigitte Lemercier, Valerie Lorin, Delphyne Descamps, Jenna Fix, Jean-François Eléouët, Sabine Riffault, Olivier Schwartz, Fabrice Porcheray, Françoise Mascart, Hugo Mouquet, Xiaoming Zhang, Pierre Tissières, Richard Lo-Man
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants and is characterized by pulmonary infiltration of B cells in fatal cases. We analyzed the B cell compartment in human newborns and identified a population of neonatal regulatory B lymphocytes (nBreg cells) that produced interleukin 10 (IL-10) in response to RSV infection. The polyreactive B cell receptor of nBreg cells interacted with RSV protein F and induced upregulation of chemokine receptor CX3CR1. CX3CR1 interacted with RSV glycoprotein G, leading to nBreg cell infection and IL-10 production that dampened T helper 1 (Th1) cytokine production...
February 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228259/sirt1-regulates-dna-methylation-and-differentiation-potential-of-embryonic-stem-cells-by-antagonizing-dnmt3l
#17
Jinbeom Heo, Jisun Lim, Seungun Lee, Jaeho Jeong, Hyunsook Kang, YongHwan Kim, Jeong Wook Kang, Hwan Yeul Yu, Eui Man Jeong, Kyunggon Kim, Magda Kucia, Sabine J Waigel, Wolfgang Zacharias, Yinlu Chen, In-Gyu Kim, Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Dong-Myung Shin
Embryonic stem cell (ESC) abnormalities in genome methylation hamper the utility of their therapeutic derivatives; however, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Here, we show that the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)-dependent deacetylase, Sirt1, selectively prevents abnormal DNA methylation of some developmental genes in murine ESCs by antagonizing Dnmt3l. Transcriptome and DNA methylome analyses demonstrated that Sirt1-null (Sirt1(-/-)) ESCs repress expression of a subset of imprinted and germline genes concomitant with increased DNA methylation of regulatory elements...
February 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227986/automated-neurovascular-tracing-and-analysis-of-the-knife-edge-scanning-microscope-rat-nissl-data-set-using-a-computing-cluster
#18
Sungjun Lim, Michael R Nowak, Yoonsuck Choe, Sungjun Lim, Michael R Nowak, Yoonsuck Choe, Michael R Nowak, Sungjun Lim, Yoonsuck Choe
We present a novel, parallelizable algorithm capable of automatically reconstructing and calculating anatomical statistics of cerebral vascular networks embedded in large volumes of Rat Nissl-stained data. In this paper, we report the results of our method using Rattus somatosensory cortical data acquired using Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy. Our algorithm performs the reconstruction task with averaged precision, recall, and F2-score of 0.978, 0.892, and 0.902 respectively. Calculated anatomical statistics show some conformance to values previously reported...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227899/peripheral-sensory-stimulation-is-neuroprotective-in-a-rat-photothrombotic-ischemic-stroke-model
#19
Aishwarya Bandla, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Frances Lim, Chan Kim Chuan, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Aishwarya Bandla, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Frances Lim, Chan Kim Chuan, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Frances Lim, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Aishwarya Bandla, Chan Kim Chuan
Ischemic stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. Thrombolytic therapy using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), the only FDA-approved drug for acute ischemia, is limited by a narrow therapeutic time window and risk of hemorrhage. There is a serious need for a neuroprotective therapy which is clinically viable. We earlier demonstrated that peripheral sensory stimulation (PSS) is a potential therapeutic intervention for hyperacute ischemia resulting in recovery of neurovascular functions when administered immediately following ischemia onset in a rat model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227808/adaptive-decoding-using-local-field-potentials-in-a-brain-machine-interface
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Rosa So, Camilo Libedinsky, Kai Keng Ang, Wee Chiek Clement Lim, Kyaw Kyar Toe, Cuntai Guan, Rosa So, Camilo Libedinsky, Kai Keng Ang, Wee Chiek Clement Lim, Kyaw Kyar Toe, Cuntai Guan, Rosa So, Wee Chiek Clement Lim, Kai Keng Ang, Kyaw Kyar Toe, Camilo Libedinsky, Cuntai Guan
Brain-machine interface (BMI) systems have the potential to restore function to people who suffer from paralysis due to a spinal cord injury. However, in order to achieve long-term use, BMI systems have to overcome two challenges - signal degeneration over time, and non-stationarity of signals. Effects of loss in spike signals over time can be mitigated by using local field potential (LFP) signals for decoding, and a solution to address the signal non-stationarity is to use adaptive methods for periodic recalibration of the decoding model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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