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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446006/trending-speculations-of-tumor-initiating-cells-in-squamous-cell-cancers-of-head-and-neck
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REVIEW
Wasim Kamate, Rajendra Baad, Nupura Vibhute, Uzma Belgaumi, Vidya Kadashetti, Sushma Gugwad
Tumor-initiating cells are a diminutive subpopulation of stem cells that have ability of long term self-renewal and generation of varied traits of tumor cell population. Understanding the concept of tumor-initiating cells may have a great implicative intimation for our comprehension of cancer pathobiology and for the delineation of new therapies directed towards these stem cells. The present review is an endeavor to conceptualize the role of tumor-initiating cells in the Squamous Cell Cancers (SCC) of head and neck, their role in tumorigenesis and the possible supplementary approach in the latest treatment modalities...
April 30, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445760/determining-the-spatial-relationship-of%C3%A2-membrane-bound-aquaporin-4-autoantibodies-by-sted-nanoscopy
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John N Soltys, Stephanie A Meyer, Hannah Schumann, Emily A Gibson, Diego Restrepo, Jeffrey L Bennett
Determining the spatial relationship of individual proteins in dense assemblies remains a challenge for superresolution nanoscopy. The organization of aquaporin-4 (AQP4) into large plasma membrane assemblies provides an opportunity to image membrane-bound AQP4 antibodies (AQP4-IgG) and evaluate changes in their spatial distribution due to alterations in AQP4 isoform expression and AQP4-IgG epitope specificity. Using stimulated emission depletion nanoscopy, we imaged secondary antibody labeling of monoclonal AQP4-IgGs with differing epitope specificity bound to isolated tetramers (M1-AQP4) and large orthogonal arrays of AQP4 (M23-AQP4)...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445416/structure-function-model-for-kissing-loop-interactions-that-initiate-dimerization-of-ty1-rna
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Eric R Gamache, Jung H Doh, Justin Ritz, Alain Laederach, Stanislav Bellaousov, David H Mathews, M Joan Curcio
The genomic RNA of the retrotransposon Ty1 is packaged as a dimer into virus-like particles. The 5' terminus of Ty1 RNA harbors cis-acting sequences required for translation initiation, packaging and initiation of reverse transcription (TIPIRT). To identify RNA motifs involved in dimerization and packaging, a structural model of the TIPIRT domain in vitro was developed from single-nucleotide resolution RNA structural data. In general agreement with previous models, the first 326 nucleotides of Ty1 RNA form a pseudoknot with a 7-bp stem (S1), a 1-nucleotide interhelical loop and an 8-bp stem (S2) that delineate two long, structured loops...
April 26, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444709/male-bladder-outlet-obstruction-time-to-re-evaluate-the-definition-and-reconsider-our-diagnostic-pathway-ici-rs-2015
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REVIEW
Kevin Rademakers, Marcus J Drake, Andrew Gammie, Jens C Djurhuus, Peter F W M Rosier, Paul Abrams, Christopher Harding
The diagnosis of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in the male is dependent on measurements of pressure and flow made during urodynamic studies. The procedure of urodynamics and the indices used to delineate BOO are well standardized largely as a result of the work of the International Continence Society. The clinical utility of the diagnosis of BOO is however, less well defined and there are several shortcomings and gaps in the currently available medical literature. Consequently the International Consultation on Incontinence Research Society (ICI-RS) held a think tank session in 2015 entitled "Male bladder outlet obstruction: Time to re-evaluate the definition and reconsider our diagnostic pathway?" This manuscript details the discussions that took place within that think tank setting out the pros and cons of the current definition of BOO and exploring alternative clinical tests (alone or in combination) which may be useful in the future investigation of male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms...
April 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444578/experimental-psychosis-research-and-schizophrenia-similarities-and-dissimilarities-in-psychopathology
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Leo Hermle, Rainer Kraehenmann
The aim of experimental psychopathology is to delineate overlapping functional disorders of psychoneurobiologically-defined systems where a set of common symptoms may correspond to a variety of nosological entities. According to the vulnerability model of psychosis, experimental research needs to go beyond categories such as "schizophrenia". Prospective studies of the effects of psychoactive substances in normal control subjects offer several methodological advantages over routine clinical reviews of schizophrenic patients, especially in terms of standardization...
April 26, 2017: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444511/scale-dependence-in-polychlorinated-biphenyl-pcb-exposure-effects-on-waterbird-habitat-occupancy
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James P Gibbs, Shahrokh Rouhani, Leyla Shams
Spatial scale is rarely considered in population-level assessments of contaminant impacts on wild animals; as a result misinterpretation of the relationship between contaminant exposure and population status may occur. We assessed the strength of expression of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure effects at local vs. regional spatial scales on population status in five species of waterbirds, "bioaccumulators" often promoted as indicators of contaminant effects in aquatic ecosystems. Our focus was the upper Hudson River where PCBs occur at levels reported to have adverse impacts on wild birds...
April 25, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444510/starvation-signals-in-yeast-are-integrated-to-coordinate-metabolic-reprogramming-and-stress-response-to-ensure-longevity
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REVIEW
Nianshu Zhang, Lu Cao
Studies on replicative and chronological aging in Saccharomyces cerevisiae have greatly advanced our understanding of how longevity is regulated in all eukaryotes. Chronological lifespan (CLS) of yeast is defined as the age-dependent viability of non-dividing cell populations. A number of nutrient sensing and signal transduction pathways (mainly TOR and PKA) have been shown to regulate CLS, yet it is poorly understood how the starvation signals transduced via these pathways lead to CLS extension. Using reporters whose expressions are induced by glucose starvation, we have screened the majority of the 'signaling' mutants in the yeast genome and identified many genes that are necessary for stress response...
April 25, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444220/a-panel-study-on-patients-with-dominant-cerebellar-ataxia-highlights-the-frequency-of-channelopathies
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Marie Coutelier, Giulia Coarelli, Marie-Lorraine Monin, Juliette Konop, Claire-Sophie Davoine, Christelle Tesson, Rémi Valter, Mathieu Anheim, Anthony Behin, Giovanni Castelnovo, Perrine Charles, Albert David, Claire Ewenczyk, Mélanie Fradin, Cyril Goizet, Didier Hannequin, Pierre Labauge, Florence Riant, Pierre Sarda, Yves Sznajer, François Tison, Urielle Ullmann, Lionel Van Maldergem, Fanny Mochel, Alexis Brice, Giovanni Stevanin, Alexandra Durr
Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias have a marked heterogeneous genetic background, with mutations in 34 genes identified so far. This large amount of implicated genes accounts for heterogeneous clinical presentations, making genotype-phenotype correlations a major challenge in the field. While polyglutamine ataxias, linked to CAG repeat expansions in genes such as ATXN1, ATXN2, ATXN3, ATXN7, CACNA1A and TBP, have been extensively characterized in large cohorts, there is a need for comprehensive assessment of frequency and phenotype of more 'conventional' ataxias...
April 21, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442917/can-involved-field-irradiation-replace-elective-nodal-irradiation-in-chemoradiotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Xiaoyue Wang, Chuanwang Miao, Zhen Chen, Wanhu Li, Shuanghu Yuan, Jinming Yu, Xudong Hu
Chemoradiotherapy is the most common treatment for inoperable esophageal cancer. However, there is no consensus on the delineation of the clinical target volume. Elective nodal irradiation (ENI) is recommended for inoperable esophageal cancer. A few studies have reported a decrease in the incidence of radiation-related toxicity of involved-field irradiation (IFI) for esophageal cancer. A systematic review and pooled analysis were performed to determine whether IFI in definitive chemoradiotherapy was more beneficial than ENI for esophageal cancer...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442302/facial-twitches-in-adcy5-associated-disease-myokymia-or-myoclonus-an-electromyography-study
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Sinem Tunc, Norbert Brüggemann, Magdalena K Baaske, Corinna Hartmann, Karen Grütz, Ana Westenberger, Christine Klein, Alexander Münchau, Tobias Bäumer
OBJECTIVE: A clinical feature in patients with ADCY5 gene mutations are perioral muscle twitches initially described as facial myokymia. METHODS: Five patients with ADCY5-associated disease with facial twitches and truncal jerks underwent electrophysiological investigations of the orbicularis oris and trapezius muscles to delineate neurophysiological characteristics of these phenomena. RESULTS: Electromyography (EMG) recordings showed a complex electrophysiological pattern with brief bursts of less than 100 ms and longer bursts with a duration of 100-300 ms up to several seconds in keeping with myoclonus and chorea, respectively, as key findings...
April 20, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442280/kidney-disease-in-patients-with-obesity-it-is-not-always-obesity-related-glomerulopathy-alone
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Steven P Salvatore, James M Chevalier, Sheng F Kuo, Pat F Audia, Surya V Seshan
OBJECTIVE: Patients with obesity are at risk for chronic kidney disease. The aim is to characterize the spectrum of kidney disease in these patients, which may be related to obesity, termed obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG), or may have other diseases secondary to associated or unassociated medical conditions. METHODS: Native kidney biopsies from 2000 to 2012 were retrospectively reviewed from all patients with body mass index >30kg/m(2). Glomerular diameter was measured using a standard micrometer and clinicopathologic characteristics were analyzed...
April 22, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442157/gilliamella-intestini-sp-nov-gilliamella-bombicola-sp-nov-gilliamella-bombi-sp-nov-and-gilliamella-mensalis-sp-nov-four-novel-gilliamella-species-isolated-from-the-bumblebee-gut
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Jessy Praet, Margo Cnockaert, Ivan Meeus, Guy Smagghe, Peter Vandamme
Spectra of five isolates (LMG 28358(T), LMG 29879(T), LMG 29880(T), LMG 28359(T) and R-53705) obtained from gut samples of wild bumblebees of Bombus pascuorum, Bombus lapidarius and Bombus terrestris were grouped into four MALDI-TOF MS clusters. RAPD analysis revealed an identical DNA fingerprint for LMG 28359(T) and R-53705 which also grouped in the same MALDI-TOF MS cluster, while different DNA fingerprints were obtained for the other isolates. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis of the four different strains identified Gilliamella apicola NCIMB 14804(T) as nearest neighbour species...
April 12, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441944/effects-of-unconditional-cash-transfers-on-the-outcome-of-treatment-for-severe-acute-malnutrition-sam-a-cluster-randomised-trial-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Emmanuel Grellety, Pélagie Babakazo, Amina Bangana, Gustave Mwamba, Ines Lezama, Noël Marie Zagre, Eric-Alain Ategbo
BACKGROUND: Cash transfer programs (CTPs) aim to strengthen financial security for vulnerable households. This potentially enables improvements in diet, hygiene, health service access and investment in food production or income generation. The effect of CTPs on the outcome of children already severely malnourished is not well delineated. The objective of this study was to test whether CTPs will improve the outcome of children treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over 6 months...
April 26, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441603/assessment-of-wastewater-treatment-facility-compliance-with-decreasing-ammonia-discharge-limits-using-a-regression-tree-model
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Bihu Suchetana, Balaji Rajagopalan, JoAnn Silverstein
A regression tree-based diagnostic approach is developed to evaluate factors affecting US wastewater treatment plant compliance with ammonia discharge permit limits using Discharge Monthly Report (DMR) data from a sample of 106 municipal treatment plants for the period of 2004-2008. Predictor variables used to fit the regression tree are selected using random forests, and consist of the previous month's effluent ammonia, influent flow rates and plant capacity utilization. The tree models are first used to evaluate compliance with existing ammonia discharge standards at each facility and then applied assuming more stringent discharge limits, under consideration in many states...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441544/enrichment-of-resolving-power-improves-ion-peak-quantification-on-a-lipidomics-platform
#15
Kosuke Saito, Yasuo Ohno, Yoshiro Saito
In this study, we delineated the importance of MS resolving power on the ion-peak quantification of lipids using an Orbitrap Fusion instrument and established a liquid chromatography-based, high-performance lipidomics platform. The ion-peak recognition of several lipids in human plasma, such as LPC(15:0), LPE(22:5), and PC(35:0), was clearly improved by increasing the MS resolving power. In addition, we evaluated the impact of resolving power on the quantitative detection of lipids by automatic ion-peak recognition with calculation of the coefficient of variance (CV)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441120/prevalence-of-trachoma-in-northern-benin-results-from-11-population-based-prevalence-surveys-covering-26-districts
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Amadou Alfa Bio, Pelagie M Boko, Yannelle A Dossou, Jean-Jacques Tougoue, Achille Kabore, Ignace Sounouvou, Jean-Eudes Biaou, Lionel Nizigama, Paul Courtright, Anthony W Solomon, Lisa Rotondo, Wilfrid Batcho, Dorothée Kinde-Gazard
AIMS: We sought to evaluate trachoma prevalence in all suspected-endemic areas of Benin. METHODS: We conducted population-based surveys covering 26 districts grouped into 11 evaluation units (EUs), using a two-stage, systematic and random, cluster sampling design powered at EU level. In each EU, 23 villages were systematically selected with population proportional to size; 30 households were selected from each village using compact segment sampling. In selected households, we examined all consenting residents aged one year or above for trichiasis, trachomatous inflammation - follicular (TF), and trachomatous inflammation - intense...
April 25, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440591/imaging-collector-channel-entrance-with-a-new-intraocular-micro-probe-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography
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Chen Xin, Xiaoya Chen, Meng Li, Yan Shi, Huaizhou Wang, Ruikang Wang, Ningli Wang
PURPOSE: To describe the use of a newly developed side-viewing catheter probe to provide the cross-sectional images of collector channel entrance (CCE), achieved by swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). METHODS: A side-viewing SS-OCT catheter probe was developed that has a core probe diameter of 0.15 mm and an outer diameter of 0.25 mm, for the purpose of imaging CCEs within eye globe. Cadaver eyes harvested from swine and human were used to demonstrate its feasibility...
April 25, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440306/an-evaluation-of-factors-associated-with-pathogenic-prss1-spink1-ctfr-and-or-ctrc-genetic-variants-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pancreatitis
#18
Niloofar Y Jalaly, Robert A Moran, Farshid Fargahi, Mouen A Khashab, Ayesha Kamal, Anne Marie Lennon, Christi Walsh, Martin A Makary, David C Whitcomb, Dhiraj Yadav, Liudmila Cebotaru, Vikesh K Singh
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated factors associated with pathogenic genetic variants in patients with idiopathic pancreatitis. METHODS: Genetic testing (PRSS1, CFTR, SPINK1, and CTRC) was performed in all eligible patients with idiopathic pancreatitis between 2010 to 2015. Patients were classified into the following groups based on a review of medical records: (1) acute recurrent idiopathic pancreatitis (ARIP) with or without underlying chronic pancreatitis; (2) idiopathic chronic pancreatitis (ICP) without a history of ARP; (3) an unexplained first episode of acute pancreatitis (AP)<35 years of age; and (4) family history of pancreatitis...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439002/reading-a-400-000-year-record-of-earthquake-frequency-for-an-intraplate-fault
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Randolph T Williams, Laurel B Goodwin, Warren D Sharp, Peter S Mozley
Our understanding of the frequency of large earthquakes at timescales longer than instrumental and historical records is based mostly on paleoseismic studies of fast-moving plate-boundary faults. Similar study of intraplate faults has been limited until now, because intraplate earthquake recurrence intervals are generally long (10s to 100s of thousands of years) relative to conventional paleoseismic records determined by trenching. Long-term variations in the earthquake recurrence intervals of intraplate faults therefore are poorly understood...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438699/cryptic-diversity-in-amazonian-frogs-integrative-taxonomy-of-the-genus-anomaloglossus-amphibia-anura-aromobatidae-reveals-a-unique-case-of-diversification-within-the-guiana-shield
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Jean-Pierre Vacher, Philippe J R Kok, Miguel T Rodrigues, Jucivaldo Dias Lima, Andy Lorenzini, Quentin Martinez, Manon Fallet, Elodie A Courtois, Michel Blanc, Philippe Gaucher, Maël Dewynter, Rawien Jairam, Paul Ouboter, Christophe Thébaud, Antoine Fouquet
Lack of resolution on species boundaries and distribution can hamper inferences in many fields of biology, notably biogeography and conservation biology. This is particularly true in megadiverse and under-surveyed regions such as Amazonia, where species richness remains vastly underestimated. Recently, integrative approaches using a combination of phenotypic and molecular phylogenetics evidence have proved extremely successful in reducing knowledge gaps, especially in animal groups displaying high levels of cryptic diversity like amphibians...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
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