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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793020/epha2-stimulates-vcam-1-expression-through-calcium-dependent-nfat1-activity
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Steven Daniel Funk, Alexandra C Finney, Arif Yurdagul, Christopher B Pattillo, A Wayne Orr
Endothelial cell activation by proinflammatory stimuli drives leukocyte recruitment through enhanced expression of counter-receptors such as vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1). We previously demonstrated that activation of the receptor tyrosine kinase EphA2 with its ligand ephrin-A1 induces VCAM-1 expression. Here, we sought to characterize the proinflammatory signaling pathways involved. Analysis of over-represented transcription factors in ephrin-A1-induced genes identified multiple potential transcriptional regulators, including the Rel family members nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB/p65) and nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT)...
May 21, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793009/evidence-on-the-measurement-properties-of-health-related-quality-of-life-instruments-is-largely-missing-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review
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Alessandro Chiarotto, Caroline B Terwee, Steven J Kamper, Maarten Boers, Raymond W Ostelo
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize the measurement properties of five health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments [Short Form 36 (SF-36), Short Form 12 (SF-12), EuroQol 5D (EQ-5D), Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), PROMIS Global Health (PROMIS-GH-10)] in patients with low back pain (LBP). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Six electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, SportDiscus, Google Scholar) were searched (July 2017). Studies assessing any measurement property in non-specific LBP patients were included...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792315/genomic-variation-among-and-within-six-juglans-species
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Kristian A Stevens, Keith Woeste, Sandeep Chakraborty, Marc W Crepeau, Charles A Leslie, Pedro J Martínez-García, Daniela Puiu, Jeanne Romero-Severson, Mark Coggeshall, Abhaya M Dandekar, Daniel Kluepfel, David B Neale, Steven L Salzberg, Charles H Langley
Genomic analysis in Juglans (walnuts) is expected to transform the breeding and agricultural production of both nuts and lumber. To that end, we report here the determination of reference sequences for six additional relatives of Juglans regia : Juglans sigillata (also from section Dioscaryon ), Juglans nigra , Juglans microcarpa, Juglans hindsii (from section Rhysocaryon ) , Juglans cathayensis (from section Cardiocaryon ), and the closely related Pterocarya stenoptera. While these are 'draft' genomes, ranging in size between 640Mbp and 990Mbp, their contiguities and accuracies can support powerful annotations of genomic variation that are often the foundation of new avenues of research and breeding...
May 23, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791787/dna-barcoding-of-microgastrine-parasitoid-wasps-hymenoptera-braconidae-using-high-throughput-methods-more-than-doubles-the-number-of-species-known-for-australia
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Erinn P Fagan-Jeffries, Steven J B Cooper, Terry Bertozzi, Tessa M Bradford, Andrew D Austin
The Microgastrinae are a hugely diverse subfamily of endoparasitoid wasps of lepidopteran caterpillars. They are important in agriculture as biological control agents, and play a significant ecological role in the regulation of caterpillar populations. Whilst the group has been the focus of intensive rearing and DNA barcoding studies in the Northern Hemisphere, the Australian fauna has received little attention. In total, 100 species have been described from or have been introduced into Australia, but the real species diversity for the region is clearly much larger than this...
May 23, 2018: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789856/impact-of-a-laser-service-line-for-burn-scar-on-a-dedicated-burn-or-s-flow-and-productivity
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Tarik D Madni, John E Hoopman, Xingchen Li, Jonathan B Imran, Audra T Clark, Holly B Cunningham, Steven E Wolf, Jeffrey M Kenkel, Herb A Phelan
Our group began performing erbium-YAG 2940 wavelength fractional resurfacing of burn scar in our burn center's dedicated burn operating room (OR) in January 2016. The impact of these procedures on the performance of a mature, dedicated burn OR is unknown. All burn OR cases performed between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 served as a pre-laser (PRE-LSR) historical control. A postintervention cohort of laser-only cases (LSR) performed between January 1, 2016 and August 17, 2016 was then identified. PRE-LSR and LSR cases were retrospectively reviewed for OR component times, and work relative value units (wRVU) billed...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789628/targetable-vulnerabilities-in-t-and-nk-cell-lymphomas-identified-through-preclinical-models
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Samuel Y Ng, Noriaki Yoshida, Amanda L Christie, Mahmoud Ghandi, Neekesh V Dharia, Joshua Dempster, Mark Murakami, Kay Shigemori, Sara N Morrow, Alexandria Van Scoyk, Nicolas A Cordero, Kristen E Stevenson, Maneka Puligandla, Brian Haas, Christopher Lo, Robin Meyers, Galen Gao, Andrew Cherniack, Abner Louissaint, Valentina Nardi, Aaron R Thorner, Henry Long, Xintao Qiu, Elizabeth A Morgan, David M Dorfman, Danilo Fiore, Julie Jang, Alan L Epstein, Ahmet Dogan, Yanming Zhang, Steven M Horwitz, Eric D Jacobsen, Solimar Santiago, Jian-Guo Ren, Vincent Guerlavais, D Allen Annis, Manuel Aivado, Mansoor N Saleh, Amitkumar Mehta, Aviad Tsherniak, David Root, Francisca Vazquez, William C Hahn, Giorgio Inghirami, Jon C Aster, David M Weinstock, Raphael Koch
T- and NK-cell lymphomas (TCL) are a heterogenous group of lymphoid malignancies with poor prognosis. In contrast to B-cell and myeloid malignancies, there are few preclinical models of TCLs, which has hampered the development of effective therapeutics. Here we establish and characterize preclinical models of TCL. We identify multiple vulnerabilities that are targetable with currently available agents (e.g., inhibitors of JAK2 or IKZF1) and demonstrate proof-of-principle for biomarker-driven therapies using patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)...
May 22, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788142/molecular-characterization-of-the-2016-new-world-screwworm-diptera-calliphoridae-outbreak-in-the-florida-keys
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Julian R Dupuis, Felix D Guerrero, Steven R Skoda, Pamela L Phillips, John B Welch, Jack L Schlater, Ana Maria L Azeredo-Espin, Adalberto A Pérez de León, Scott M Geib
New World screwworm (NWS), Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel 1858) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), is a myiasis-causing fly that can be a serious threat to the health of livestock, wildlife, and humans. Its progressive eradication from the southern United States, Mexico, and Central America from the 1950s to 2000s is an excellent example of successful pest management using sterile insect technique (SIT). In late 2016, autochthonous NWS were detected in the Florida Keys, representing this species' first invasion in the United States in >30 yr...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787584/method-overtness-forensic-autopsy-and-the-evidentiary-suicide-note-a-multilevel-national-violent-death-reporting-system-analysis
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Ian R H Rockett, Eric D Caine, Steven Stack, Hilary S Connery, Kurt B Nolte, Christa L Lilly, Ted R Miller, Lewis S Nelson, Sandra L Putnam, Paul S Nestadt, Haomiao Jia
OBJECTIVE: Higher prevalence of suicide notes could signify more conservatism in accounting and greater proneness to undercounting of suicide by method. We tested two hypotheses: (1) an evidentiary suicide note is more likely to accompany suicides by drug-intoxication and by other poisoning, as less violent and less forensically overt methods, than suicides by firearm and hanging/suffocation; and (2) performance of a forensic autopsy attenuates any observed association between overtness of method and the reported presence of a note...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787575/safety-of-intravenous-alteplase-within-4-5-hours-for-patients-awakening-with-stroke-symptoms
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Victor C Urrutia, Roland Faigle, Steven R Zeiler, Elisabeth B Marsh, Mona Bahouth, Mario Cerdan Trevino, Jennifer Dearborn, Richard Leigh, Susan Rice, Karen Lane, Mustapha Saheed, Peter Hill, Rafael H Llinas
BACKGROUND: Up to 25% of acute stroke patients first note symptoms upon awakening. We hypothesized that patients awaking with stroke symptoms may be safely treated with intravenous alteplase (IV tPA) using non-contrast head CT (NCHCT), if they meet all other standard criteria. METHODS: The SAfety of Intravenous thromboLytics in stroke ON awakening (SAIL ON) was a prospective, open-label, single treatment arm, pilot safety trial of standard dose IV tPA in patients who presented with stroke symptoms within 0-4...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787465/predictive-factors-for-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy-formation-after-uncomplicated-primary-retinal-detachment-repair
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Kunyong Xu, Eric K Chin, Steven R Bennett, David F Williams, Edwin H Ryan, Sundeep Dev, Robert A Mittra, Polly A Quiram, John B Davies, David Wilkin Parke, Herbert Culver Boldt, David R P Almeida
PURPOSE: To determine predictive factors of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) formation after uncomplicated primary retinal detachment repair. METHODS: Retrospective, single-center, case-control study of 74 consecutive patients with (37 eyes) and without (37 eyes) PVR formation after undergoing uncomplicated primary surgery for retinal detachment repair. Logistic regression was used to assess factors associated with PVR formation. RESULTS: Retinal detachment involving the macula was 4...
May 21, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787440/developments-in-biodosimetry-methods-for-triage-with-a-focus-on-x-band-electron-paramagnetic-resonance-in-vivo-fingernail-dosimetry
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Steven G Swarts, Jason W Sidabras, Oleg Grinberg, Dmitriy S Tipikin, Maciej M Kmiec, Sergey V Petryakov, Wilson Schreiber, Victoria A Wood, Benjamin B Williams, Ann Barry Flood, Harold M Swartz
Instrumentation and application methodologies for rapidly and accurately estimating individual ionizing radiation dose are needed for on-site triage in a radiological/nuclear event. One such methodology is an in vivo X-band, electron paramagnetic resonance, physically based dosimetry method to directly measure the radiation-induced signal in fingernails. The primary components under development are key instrument features, such as resonators with unique geometries that allow for large sampling volumes but limit radiation-induced signal measurements to the nail plate, and methodological approaches for addressing interfering signals in the nail and for calibrating dose from radiation-induced signal measurements...
July 2018: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786858/ecosystem-heterogeneity-and-diversity-mitigate-amazon-forest-resilience-to-frequent-extreme-droughts
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Marcos Longo, Ryan G Knox, Naomi M Levine, Luciana F Alves, Damien Bonal, Plinio B Camargo, David R Fitzjarrald, Matthew N Hayek, Natalia Restrepo-Coupe, Scott R Saleska, Rodrigo da Silva, Scott C Stark, Raphael P Tapajós, Kenia T Wiedemann, Ke Zhang, Steven C Wofsy, Paul R Moorcroft
The impact of increases in drought frequency on the Amazon forest's composition, structure and functioning remain uncertain. We used a process- and individual-based ecosystem model (ED2) to quantify the forest's vulnerability to increased drought recurrence. We generated meteorologically realistic, drier-than-observed rainfall scenarios for two Amazon forest sites, Paracou (wetter) and Tapajós (drier), to evaluate the impacts of more frequent droughts on forest biomass, structure and composition. The wet site was insensitive to the tested scenarios, whereas at the dry site biomass declined when average rainfall reduction exceeded 15%, due to high mortality of large-sized evergreen trees...
May 22, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786410/percutaneous-deep-venous-arterialization-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-a-technical-note
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Steven Kum, Eline Huizing, Michiel A Schreve, Çagdas Ünlü, Roberto Ferraresi, Lasitha B Samarakoon, Daniel A van den Heuvel
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the presentation of end stage peripheral arterial disease and typically presents with rest pain, ulceration and gangrene. The outcome of conservative treatment is poor and often leads to amputations. Arterial revascularization plays an important role in amputation prevention. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of CLI patients cannot be revascularized and subsequently end up with a palliative amputation. This has led to the need and exploration of new treatment options in this no option subgroup of CLI...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785695/differences-in-characteristics-and-outcome-of-patients-with-penetrating-injuries-in-the-usa-and-the-netherlands-a-multi-institutional-comparison
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Suzan Dijkink, Pieta Krijnen, Aglaia Hage, Gwendolyn M Van der Wilden, George Kasotakis, Dennis den Hartog, Ali Salim, J Carel Goslings, Frank W Bloemers, Steven J Rhemrev, David R King, George C Velmahos, Inger B Schipper
INTRODUCTION: The incidence and nature of penetrating injuries differ between countries. The aim of this study was to analyze characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients with penetrating injuries treated at urban Level-1 trauma centers in the USA (USTC) and the Netherlands (NLTC). METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 1331 adult patients (470 from five NLTC and 861 from three USTC) with truncal penetrating injuries admitted between July 2011 and December 2014 were included...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785028/the-reference-epigenome-and-regulatory-chromatin-landscape-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Renée Beekman, Vicente Chapaprieta, Núria Russiñol, Roser Vilarrasa-Blasi, Núria Verdaguer-Dot, Joost H A Martens, Martí Duran-Ferrer, Marta Kulis, François Serra, Biola M Javierre, Steven W Wingett, Guillem Clot, Ana C Queirós, Giancarlo Castellano, Julie Blanc, Marta Gut, Angelika Merkel, Simon Heath, Anna Vlasova, Sebastian Ullrich, Emilio Palumbo, Anna Enjuanes, David Martín-García, Sílvia Beà, Magda Pinyol, Marta Aymerich, Romina Royo, Montserrat Puiggros, David Torrents, Avik Datta, Ernesto Lowy, Myrto Kostadima, Maša Roller, Laura Clarke, Paul Flicek, Xabier Agirre, Felipe Prosper, Tycho Baumann, Julio Delgado, Armando López-Guillermo, Peter Fraser, Marie-Laure Yaspo, Roderic Guigó, Reiner Siebert, Marc A Martí-Renom, Xose S Puente, Carlos López-Otín, Ivo Gut, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Elias Campo, Jose I Martin-Subero
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a frequent hematological neoplasm in which underlying epigenetic alterations are only partially understood. Here, we analyze the reference epigenome of seven primary CLLs and the regulatory chromatin landscape of 107 primary cases in the context of normal B cell differentiation. We identify that the CLL chromatin landscape is largely influenced by distinct dynamics during normal B cell maturation. Beyond this, we define extensive catalogues of regulatory elements de novo reprogrammed in CLL as a whole and in its major clinico-biological subtypes classified by IGHV somatic hypermutation levels...
May 21, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785004/a-direct-tissue-grafting-approach-to-increasing-endogenous-brown-fat
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Nicole R Blumenfeld, Hwan June Kang, Anna Fenzl, Ziwei Song, Janice J Chung, Ranjodh Singh, Roshawn Johnson, Ayse Karakecili, Jun B Feranil, Ninna S Rossen, Vivian Zhang, Sahir Jaggi, Bret McCarty, Steven Bessler, Gary J Schwartz, Robert Grant, Judith Korner, Florian W Kiefer, Brian M Gillette, Samuel K Sia
There is widespread evidence that increasing functional mass of brown adipose tissue (BAT) via browning of white adipose tissue (WAT) could potentially counter obesity and diabetes. However, most current approaches focus on administration of pharmacological compounds which expose patients to highly undesirable side effects. Here, we describe a simple and direct tissue-grafting approach to increase BAT mass through ex vivo browning of subcutaneous WAT, followed by re-implantation into the host; this cell-therapy approach could potentially act synergistically with existing pharmacological approaches...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782358/neoadjuvant-interdigitated-chemoradiotherapy-using-mesna-doxorubicin-and-ifosfamide-for-large-high-grade-soft-tissue-sarcomas-of-the-extremity-improved-efficacy-and-reduced-toxicity
#17
Mudit Chowdhary, Neilayan Sen, Elizabeth B Jeans, Luke Miller, Marta Batus, Steven Gitelis, Dian Wang, Ross A Abrams
OBJECTIVES: Patients with large, high-grade extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are at high risk for both local and distant recurrence. RTOG 95-14, using a regimen of neoadjuvant interdigitated chemoradiotherapy with mesna, doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and dacarbazine followed by surgery and 3 cycles of adjuvant mesna, doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and dacarbazine, demonstrated high rates of disease control at the cost of significant toxicity (83% grade 4, 5% grade 5). As such, this regimen has not been widely adopted...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782303/clindamycin-induced-maculopapular-exanthema-with-preferential-involvement-of-striae-distensae-a-koebner-phenomenon
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Benigno Monteagudo, Miguel Cabanillas, Pilar Iriarte, Aquilina Ramírez-Santos, Elvira León-Muinos, Daniel González-Vilas, Óscar Suárez-Amor
Clindamycin is a lincomycin-derived antibiotic useful for the treatment of anaerobic and Gram-positive aerobic bacterial infections. Cutaneous adverse reactions are usually maculopapular exanthemas, although hypersensitivity syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome have also been reported (1). We report the case of a patient with a maculopapular rash triggered by clindamycin who developed cutaneous lesions on striae distensae (SD). A 47-year-old woman was referred to our clinic for pruritic cutaneous lesions which had started 6 days earlier...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780479/pentacyclic-adenine-a-versatile-and-exceptionally-bright-fluorescent-dna-base-analogue
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Mattias Bood, Anders F Füchtbauer, Moa S Wranne, Jong Jin Ro, Sangamesh Sarangamath, Afaf H El-Sagheer, Déborah L M Rupert, Rachel S Fisher, Steven W Magennis, Anita C Jones, Fredrik Höök, Tom Brown, Byeang Hyean Kim, Anders Dahlén, L Marcus Wilhelmsson, Morten Grøtli
Emissive base analogs are powerful tools for probing nucleic acids at the molecular level. Herein we describe the development and thorough characterization of pentacyclic adenine (pA), a versatile base analog with exceptional fluorescence properties. When incorporated into DNA, pA pairs selectively with thymine without perturbing the B-form structure and is among the brightest nucleobase analogs reported so far. Together with the recently established base analog acceptor qAnitro , pA allows accurate distance and orientation determination via Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) measurements...
April 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780324/intercalated-disk-extracellular-nanodomain-expansion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Tristan B Raisch, Matthew S Yanoff, Timothy R Larsen, Mohammed A Farooqui, D Ryan King, Rengasayee Veeraraghavan, Robert G Gourdie, Joseph W Baker, William S Arnold, Soufian T AlMahameed, Steven Poelzing
Aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Previous evidence in animal models suggests that the gap junction (GJ) adjacent nanodomain - perinexus - is a site capable of independent intercellular communication via ephaptic transmission. Perinexal expansion is associated with slowed conduction and increased ventricular arrhythmias in animal models, but has not been studied in human tissue. The purpose of this study was to characterize the perinexus in humans and determine if perinexal expansion associates with AF...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
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