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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109190/qtl-mapping-and-candidate-genes-for-resistance-to-fusarium-ear-rot-and-fumonisin-contamination-in-maize
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Valentina Maschietto, Cinzia Colombi, Raul Pirona, Giorgio Pea, Francesco Strozzi, Adriano Marocco, Laura Rossini, Alessandra Lanubile
BACKGROUND: Fusarium verticillioides is a common maize pathogen causing ear rot (FER) and contamination of the grains with the fumonisin B1 (FB1) mycotoxin. Resistance to FER and FB1 contamination are quantitative traits, affected by environmental conditions, and completely resistant maize genotypes to the pathogen are so far unknown. In order to uncover genomic regions associated to reduced FER and FB1 contamination and identify molecular markers for assisted selection, an F2:3 population of 188 progenies was developed crossing CO441 (resistant) and CO354 (susceptible) genotypes...
January 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108946/in-vivo-neuroimaging-and-behavioral-correlates-in-a-rat-model-of-chemotherapy-induced-cognitive-dysfunction
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Robert L Barry, Nellie E Byun, M Noor Tantawy, Chase A Mackey, George H Wilson, Adam J Stark, Michael P Flom, Laura C Gee, C Chad Quarles
Adjuvant chemotherapy has been used for decades to treat cancer, and it is well known that disruptions in cognitive function and memory are common chemotherapeutic adverse effects. However, studies using neuropsychological metrics have also reported group differences in cognitive function and memory before or without chemotherapy, suggesting that complex factors obscure the true etiology of chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction (CICD) in humans. Therefore, to better understand possible mechanisms of CICD, we explored the effects of CICD in rats through cognition testing using novel object recognition (NOR) and contextual fear conditioning (CFC), and through metabolic neuroimaging via [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)...
January 20, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108875/against-the-odds-syringe-exchange-policy-implementation-in-indiana
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Beth E Meyerson, Carrie A Lawrence, Laura Miller, Anthony Gillespie, Daniel Raymond, Kristen Kelley, D J Shannon
Indiana recently passed legislation allowing local governments to establish syringe exchanges. While the effectiveness of syringe exchange programming is established, there is a dearth of studies about associated policy adoption and implementation. This study documents the experiences of 24 Indiana counties engaged in the process of establishing syringe exchange programming under new state law. A mixed method, qualitative, exploratory case study was conducted from May 2015 to April 2016. We observed rapid and widespread policy adoption interest, and yet counties reported significant policy ambiguity, epidemiologic and resource capacity issues...
January 20, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108849/toll-like-receptor-4-affects-the-cerebral-biochemical-changes-induced-by-mptp-treatment
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Carmela Conte, Luca Roscini, Roccaldo Sardella, Giuseppina Mariucci, Stefania Scorzoni, Tommaso Beccari, Laura Corte
The etiology and pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) are still unclear. However, multiple lines of evidence suggest a critical role of the toll like receptor 4 (TLR4) in inflammatory response and neuronal death. Neuroinflammation may be associated with the misfolding and aggregation of proteins accompanied by a change in their secondary structure. Recent findings also suggest that biochemical perturbations in cerebral lipid content could contribute to the pathogenesis of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, including PD...
January 21, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108821/the-relationship-between-patient-activation-confidence-to-self-manage-side-effects-and-adherence-to-oral-oncolytics-a-pilot-study-with-michigan-oncology-practices
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Teresa M Salgado, Emily Mackler, Jane A Severson, Jamie Lindsay, Peter Batra, Laura Petersen, Karen B Farris
PURPOSE: The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC) is a continuous quality improvement collaborative seeking to improve oncology care in Michigan, including for patients taking oral chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between patient activation, confidence to self-manage side effects, and adherence to oral oncolytics to inform future oncology care. METHODS: A multicenter cross-sectional observational study was conducted using an online survey to examine patient activation (patient activation measure, PAM), health literacy, symptom burden (Edmonton Symptom Assessment System, ESAS), confidence to self-manage side effects (fatigue, nausea, and diarrhea), and adherence to oral oncolytics...
January 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108765/score-study-quality-indicators-for-rheumatology-nursing-clinics
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Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Ma Dolores Aguilar, Raquel Almodóvar, Laura Cano-García, Sandra Fortea, Cristina Patricia Alcañiz-Escandell, José R Rodríguez, Laura Cebrián, Pablo Lázaro
Nursing clinics in rheumatology (NCR) are organizational care models that provide care centred within the scope of nurses abilities. To analyse patients differences in the knowledge of the disease, adherence to the treatment, quality indicators of the Rheumatology Departments included quality perceived by the patients with and without NCR. National multicenter observational prospective cohort study 1 year follow-up, comparing patients attending rheumatology services with and without NCR. NCR was defined by the presence of: (1) office itself; (2) at least one dedicated nurse; (3) its own appointment schedule, and (4) phone...
January 20, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108699/an-evaluation-study-of-the-becton-dickinson-probetec-qx-bdqx-trichomonas-vaginalis-trichomoniasis-molecular-diagnostic-test-in-two-large-urban-std-services
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Craig Tipple, Michael Rayment, Sundhiya Mandalia, Lisa Walton, Sinead O'Neill, John Murray, Alan O'Riordan, Monica Rebec, Laura Harrington, Rachael Jones, Dawn Wilkinson
OBJECTIVES: The BASHH guidelines recommend molecular tests to aid diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection; however many clinics continue to use relatively insensitive techniques (pH, wet-prep microscopy (WPM) and culture). Our objectives were to establish a laboratory pathway for TV testing with the Becton-Dickinson Qx (BDQx) molecular assay, to determine TV prevalence and to identify variables associated with TV detection. METHODS: A prospective study of 901 women attending two urban sexual health services for STI testing was conducted...
January 20, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108629/myeloid-stat3-promotes-lung-tumorigenesis-by-transforming-tumor-immunosurveillance-into-tumor-promoting-inflammation
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Jingjiao Zhou, Zhaoxia Qu, Fan Sun, Lei Han, Liwen Li, Shapei Yan, Laura P Stabile, Lin-Feng Chen, Jill M Siegfried, Gutian Xiao
One of the most fundamental and challenging questions in the cancer field is how immunity in cancer patients is transformed from tumor immunosurveillance to tumor-promoting inflammation. Here, we identify the transcription factor STAT3 as the culprit responsible for this pathogenic event in lung cancer development. We found that antitumor type 1 CD4(+) T helper (Th1) cells and CD8(+) T cells were directly counter-balanced in lung cancer development with tumor-promoting myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and suppressive macrophages, and that activation of STAT3 in MDSCs and macrophages promoted tumorigenesis through pulmonary recruitment and increased resistance of suppressive cells to CD8(+) T cells, enhancement of cytotoxicity towards CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells, induction of regulatory T cell (Treg), inhibition of dendritic cells (DCs), and polarization of macrophages toward the M2 phenotype...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108553/the-bright-fluorescent-protein-mneongreen-facilitates-protein-expression-analysis-in-vivo
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Lola Hostettler, Laura Grundy, Stéphanie Käser-Pébernard, Chantal Wicky, William R Schafer, Dominique A Glauser
The Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) has been tremendously useful to investigate cell architecture, protein localization, and protein function. While recent developments in transgenesis and genome editing methods enable working with few transgene copies and, consequently, with physiological expression levels, lower signal intensity might become a limiting factor. The recently developed mNeonGreen protein is a brighter alternative to GFP in vitro The goal of the present study was to determine how mNeonGreen performs in vivo in Caenorhabditis elegans, a model extensively used for fluorescence imaging in intact animals...
January 20, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108493/fine-motor-skill-mediates-visual-memory-ability-with-microstructural-neuro-correlates-in-cerebellar-peduncles-in-prematurely-born-adolescents
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Alyssa R Thomas, Cheryl Lacadie, Betty Vohr, Laura R Ment, Dustin Scheinost
Adolescents born preterm (PT) with no evidence of neonatal brain injury are at risk of deficits in visual memory and fine motor skills that diminish academic performance. The association between these deficits and white matter microstructure is relatively unexplored. We studied 190 PTs with no brain injury and 92 term controls at age 16 years. The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (ROCF), the Beery visual-motor integration (VMI), and the Grooved Pegboard Test (GPT) were collected for all participants, while a subset (40 PTs and 40 terms) underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
January 19, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108380/the-taste-of-heat-how-humoral-qualities-act-as-a-cultural-filter-for-chemosensory-properties-guiding-herbal-medicine
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Matthias S Geck, Stefano Cabras, Laura Casu, Alberto J Reyes García, Marco Leonti
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Organoleptic properties, and more specifically chemosensory cues, have been shown to guide therapeutic applications of medicinal plants. Humoral qualities, on the other hand, are widely believed to be an abstract concept, mainly applied post hoc to validate therapy. However, the nexus between humoral qualities, chemosensory properties, and medicinal plant uses has never been systematically assessed. AIM OF THE STUDY: To systematically analyse the correlations between chemosensory properties, humoral qualities, and medicinal uses of selected botanical drugs...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108344/reward-sensitivity-and-body-weight-the-intervening-role-of-food-responsive-behavior-and-external-eating
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Laura Vandeweghe, Sandra Verbeken, Leentje Vervoort, Ellen Moens, Caroline Braet
BACKGROUND: During the last three decades, the prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has increased worldwide. It is well established that different child-related factors such as food approach behaviors (i.e. eating behaviors that imply movements towards food) contribute to the development of overweight. However, research is lacking on the underlying mechanisms leading to food approach behaviors, which in turn lead to overweight. SUBJECT/METHODS: Via parent-report questionnaires, we investigated the relation between the personality trait reward sensitivity and body weight in a convenience sample of 211 children aged 2...
January 17, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108228/a-preliminary-study-of-endocannabinoid-system-regulation-in-psychosis-distinct-alterations-of-cnr1-promoter-dna-methylation-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Claudio D'Addario, Vincenzo Micale, Martina Di Bartolomeo, Tibor Stark, Mariangela Pucci, Alexandra Sulcova, Mariacarlotta Palazzo, Zuzana Babinska, Laura Cremaschi, Filippo Drago, A Carlo Altamura, Mauro Maccarrone, Bernardo Dell'Osso
Compelling evidence supports the involvement of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in psychosis vulnerability. We here evaluated the transcriptional regulation of ECS components in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) obtained from subjects suffering from bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia, focusing in particular on the effects of DNA methylation. We observed selective alterations of DNA methylation at the promoter of CNR1, the gene coding for the type-1 cannabinoid receptor, in schizophrenic patients (N=25) with no changes in any other disorder...
January 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108135/designing-autonomy-opportunities-for-new-wildness-in-the-anthropocene
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Bradley Cantrell, Laura J Martin, Erle C Ellis
Maintaining wild places involves increasingly intensive human interventions. Several recent projects use semi-automated mediating technologies to enact conservation and restoration actions, including re-seeding and invasive species eradication. Could a deep-learning system sustain the autonomy of nonhuman ecological processes at designated sites without direct human interventions? We explore here the prospects for automated curation of wild places, as well as the technical and ethical questions that such co-creation poses for ecologists, conservationists, and designers...
January 17, 2017: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108132/-toxic-shock-syndrome-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-over-the-last-15-years
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Laura Butragueño Laiseca, Marina García Morín, Estíbaliz Barredo Valderrama, Andrés J Alcaraz Romero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107734/patient-and-medical-barriers-preclude-uptake-of-tamoxifen-preventative-therapy-in-women-with-a-strong-family-history
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Anita R Skandarajah, Susan Thomas, Kylie Shackleton, Laura Chin-Lenn, Geoffrey J Lindeman, G Bruce Mann
AIMS: To assess the eligibility, uptake and impediments to tamoxifen use in high-risk women attending a risk management clinic due to family history. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with a germline mutation in a cancer predisposing gene or at high genetic risk (based on family history) attending a Breast and Ovarian cancer risk management clinic from February 2014 to May 2015 received both verbal and written evidence-based information on preventive therapy and were recommended to consider endocrine prevention if not contraindicated...
January 17, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107659/high-frequency-oscillations-and-seizure-like-discharges-in-the-entorhinal-cortex-of-the-in-vitro-isolated-guinea-pig-brain
#17
Laura Uva, Davide Boido, Massimo Avoli, Marco de Curtis, Maxime Lévesque
We analyzed the patterns of seizure-like activity and associated high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) induced by the K(+) channel blocker 4-aminopyridine (4AP, 50μM) or the GABAA receptor antagonist bicuculline methiodide (BMI, 50μM) in the in vitro isolated guinea pig brain preparation. Extracellular field recordings were obtained from the medial entorhinal cortex (EC) using glass pipettes or silicon probes; 4AP or BMI were applied through the basilar artery. Ripples (80-200Hz) or fast ripples (250-500Hz) occurred at higher rates shortly before ictal events induced by 4AP or BMI, respectively...
January 6, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107487/correction-gender-differences-in-sustained-attentional-control-relate-to-gender-inequality-across-countries
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Elizabeth Riley, Hidefusa Okabe, Laura Germine, Jeremy Wilmer, Michael Esterman, Joseph DeGutis
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165100.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107407/sympatry-predicts-spot-pigmentation-patterns-and-female-association-behavior-in-the-livebearing-fish-poeciliopsis-baenschi
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Andrea J Roth-Monzón, Laura E Scott, Ashley A Camargo, Eliza I Clark, Eric E Schott, Jerald B Johnson
In this study, we explored the possibility that differences in pigmentation patterns among populations of the fish Poeciliopsis baenschi were associated with the presence or absence of the closely related species P. turneri. If reproductive character displacement is responsible, spotting patterns in these two species should diverge in sympatry, but not allopatry. We predicted that female P. baenschi from sympatric sites should show a preference for associating with conspecifics vs. heterospecific males, but females from allopatric sites should show no such preferences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107383/effects-of-forced-swimming-stress-on-erk-and-histone-h3-phosphorylation-in-limbic-areas-of-roman-high-and-low-avoidance-rats
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Noemi Morello, Ornella Plicato, Maria Antonietta Piludu, Laura Poddighe, Maria Pina Serra, Marina Quartu, Maria Giuseppa Corda, Osvaldo Giorgi, Maurizio Giustetto
Stressful events evoke molecular adaptations of neural circuits through chromatin remodeling and regulation of gene expression. However, the identity of the molecular pathways activated by stress in experimental models of depression is not fully understood. We investigated the effect of acute forced swimming (FS) on the phosphorylation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 (pERK) and histone H3 (pH3) in limbic brain areas of genetic models of vulnerability (RLA, Roman low-avoidance rats) and resistance (RHA, Roman high-avoidance rats) to stress-induced depression-like behavior...
2017: PloS One
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