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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141401/-simulation-of-an-outbreak-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-hospitals
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A Martín-Del Rey, M García-Moro, E García-Sánchez, E García-Merino, J E García-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: Acinetobacter baumannii infections have increased over time becoming a significant issue. Consequently, those applications that allow to predict the evolution of an outbreak and the relevance of the different control methods, are very important. The design of mathematical models plays a central role in this topic. METHODS: Development of a deterministic mathematical model based on ordinary differential equations whose variables and parameters are defined upon the basis of knowledge of the epidemiology and characteristics of A...
November 13, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141393/-the-role-of-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-antibodies-for-detection-of-demyelinating-optic-neuritis
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S H Wei, Y Zhao
The incidence of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) in the Asian population is much higher than in Europe and North America. Optic neuritis is the first sign of NMOSD for some people. Identification of aquaporin 4 antibody is a milestone in the research of NMOSD and has been included in the diagnosis standard of NMOSD, but about 20% to 30% of NMOSD patients is aquaporin 4 antibody-negative. With the cell-based assays, oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies in demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system have aroused the attention of researchers...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141392/-the-progress-of-studies-on-aqueous-humor-dynamics-abnormality-induced-by-trabecular-meshwork-and-schlemm-canal-endothelial-cell-senescence-and-its-relation-with-glaucoma
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M M Song, Y Lei, J H Wu, X H Sun
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world next to cataract. Aging is a strong risk factor leading to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). IOP is associated with aqueous humor circulation. Trabecular meshwork cells and Schlemm canal endothelial cells, which form the conventional outflow pathway, play an important role in maintaining the IOP. Cell senescence induces abnormalities of the aqueous humor dynamics, leading to elevated IOP. Trabecular meshwork cells cause increased intrinsic stiffness, autophagy dysfunction, abnormal expression of microRNA and mitochondrial dysfunction with senescence...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141388/-effects-of-smp-30-overexpression-on-apoptosis-of-human-lens-epithelial-cells-induced-by-ultraviolet-b-irradiation
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H Teng, L Y Huang, F Tian, L J Dong, H Zhang
Objective: This study was to observe the effect of SMP-30 on ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced apoptosis of human lens epithelial cells(HLE-B3) in vitro. Methods: Experimental study. The SMP-30 cDNA was amplified by PCR and inserted into the pRFP-N1 expressing vector which had been double digested by XhoI/HindIII. HLE-B3 cells were cultured and divided into three groups: normal group, pRFP-N1 vector plasmid group and pRFP-N1-SMP-30 plasmid group (SMP-30). Then cells were exposed to UVB and the survival rate of cells was detected by MTT assay...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141384/-problems-deserving-attention-in-preventing-infection-in-cataract-surgery
#5
J Ye
Endophthalmitis is one of the most serious complications of cataract surgery. The surgeons try to reduce the incidence of endophthalmitis. In order to prevent postoperative infection, irrigation of the conjunctival sac with povidone iodine and injection of antibiotics into the anterior chamber before the end of the surgery are used. Although there are a lot of reports about the concentration, mode and duration of povidone iodine application, there is no consensus. There are many options for antibiotics, including cefuroxime, vancomycin and moxifloxacin...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141375/-relationship-between-the-severity-of-reflux-esophagitis-and-the-esophageal-motility-features-on-high-resolution-manometry
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Z W Hu, Z G Wang, J M Wu, S R Tian, Y Zhang, X L Zhan, X Du, F Wang, R H Xin, H Xu
Objective: To analyze esophageal motility dysfunction in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with different severity of esophagitis, and the relationship between the esophageal motility dysfunction and the severity of esophagitis. Methods: GERD patients simultaneously undergone endoscopy and high-resolution manometry were divided into four groups: Non-esophagitis (Non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease, NERD) group, mild esophagitis group, moderate esophagitis group and severe esophagitis group. The gender and age were matched for each group, and every group consisted of 80 cases...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141372/-role-of-adrenal-vein-sampling-in-differential-diagnosis-of-primary-aldosteronism-subtypes
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H Y Li, P Li, S M Shen, X B Zhang, W H Feng, H Huang, W Chen, D L Zhu
Objective: To investigate the role of adrenal vein sampling (AVS) in identifying the subtype of primary aldosteronism (PA). Methods: AVS was performed in 50 patients who were confirmed as PA between September 2010 and September 2016 in Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital. Clinical, biochemical and follow-up data were reviewed retrospectively. Bilaterally simultaneous catheterization without cosyntropin stimulation and contemporaneous cortisol measurement during AVS were used. Selectivity index (SI)≥1.5 suggested that the sample was from the adrenal vein...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141306/-methods-and-advances-in-the-research-of-lymphatics-in-the-head-and-neck
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R Guo, J Tian, Y Jia, P F He, R X Jin, J Guo, B Q Wang
The lymphatic system plays an important role in human health and disease. In addition to a role in the immune response, the lymphatics can also serve as a pathway for cancer metastasis.Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common cancers.In the case where the primary focus has been controlled, cervical lymph node metastasis is one of the most important factors affecting the prognosis of head and neck cancer.Thus, understanding the anatomy of the lymphatic system is of paramount importance in predicting cancer metastasis and to perform proper lymph node dissection in cancer patients...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141304/-the-role-of-temporal-fine-structure-in-tone-recognition-and-music-perception
#9
Q Zhou, X Gu, B Liu
The sound signal can be decomposed into temporal envelope and temporal fine structure information. The temporal envelope information is crucial for speech perception in quiet environment, and the temporal fine structure information plays an important role in speech perception in noise, Mandarin tone recognition and music perception, especially the pitch and melody perception.
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141275/roles-of-the-declive-folium-and-tuber-cerebellar-vermian-lobules-in-sportspeople
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In Sung Park, Nam Joon Lee, Im Joo Rhyu
The cerebellum plays vital roles in balance control and motor learning, including in saccadic adaptation and coordination. It consists of the vermis and two hemispheres and is anatomically separated into ten lobules that are designated as I-X. Although neuroimaging and clinical studies suggest that functions are compartmentalized within the cerebellum, the function of each cerebellar lobule is not fully understood. Electrophysiological and lesion studies in animals as well as neuroimaging and lesion studies in humans have revealed that vermian lobules VI and VII (declive, folium, and tuber) are critical for controlling postural balance, saccadic eye movements, and coordination...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141252/musashi1-promotes-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-malignancy-and-chemoresistance-via-activating-the-akt-signaling-pathway
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Yaoguo Lang, Xianglong Kong, Changjun He, Fengjiao Wang, Benkun Liu, Shibo Zhang, Jinfeng Ning, Kaibin Zhu, Shidong Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Lung cancer is one of the leading causes for cancer mortality. The poor therapeutic outcome of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is mainly due to late diagnosis and chemoresistance. In this study, we investigated the role of Musashi1 (MSI1) in NSCLC malignancy and chemoresistance. METHODS: Colony formation, MTT, glucose uptake and lactate production assays were employed to study lung cancer cell malignancy and chemoresistance. RT-PCR and Western blotting were performed to detect mRNA and protein expressions of genes...
November 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141249/%C3%AE-catenin-cooperates-with-creb-binding-protein-to-promote-the-growth-of-tumor-cells
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Wendan Yu, Liren Li, Fufu Zheng, Wenjing Yang, Shilei Zhao, Chunfang Tian, Wenwen Yin, Yiming Chen, Wei Guo, Lijuan Zou, Wuguo Deng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: β-catenin is an integral component of the canonical Wnt signaling pathway, and its mutations are an autosomal recessive cause of colorectal cancer (CRC), medulloblastoma (MDB), and ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, little is known about its function in lung cancers. METHODS: We first knocked down β-catenin by siRNA to investigate its effects on lung cancer cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis. Then we verified the interaction between β-catenin and CREB binding protein (CBP) by immunofluoresence and co-immunoprecipition assays...
November 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141248/association-of-functional-genetic-variants-of-hotair-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-susceptibility-in-a-chinese-population
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Hao Li, Xian-Mei Tang, Yangchen Liu, Weizhen Li, Qiaoyun Chen, Yan Pan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR), a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), plays an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of multiple tumors. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in HOTAIR are related to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) susceptibility in a Chinese population. METHODS: We genotyped three SNPs of HOTAIR in a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) case-control study, including 482 cases and 520 control subjects...
November 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141241/mmp-9-and-its-regulators-timp-1-and-emmprin-in-patients-with-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-nordistemi-substudy
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Trine Baur Opstad, Ingebjørg Seljeflot, Ellen Bøhmer, Harald Arnesen, Sigrun Halvorsen
OBJECTIVES: The extracellular matrix is involved in wound repair after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We investigated whether matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1, and the MMP inducer (EMMPRIN) are associated with infarct size, left ventricular function, and clinical outcome in ST-elevation-MI (STEMI). METHODS: In 243 STEMI patients, circulating EMMPRIN, MMP-9, and TIMP-1 were analyzed 3 days and 3 months post-AMI...
November 16, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141240/host-microbe-interactions-malassezia-and-human-skin
#15
REVIEW
Elizabeth A Grice, Thomas L Dawson
The skin is our first line of defense, protecting us from invasion and evaporation. Its variable structure, changing geography, and complex immune repertoire provide a vast interface for our cutaneous microbial community. Skin is inhabited by many thousands of microbes, but this review focuses on the dominant eukaryote, Malassezia, and its host interaction. Malassezia compromises 17 species with variable niche specificities and differing pathogenic potential. It has been known as a skin inhabitant for over 100 years, and is now accepted to be on all warm-blooded animals...
November 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141239/exposing-toxoplasma-gondii-hiding-inside-the-vacuole-a-role-for-gbps-autophagy-and-host-cell-death
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REVIEW
Jeroen P Saeij, Eva-Maria Frickel
The intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii resides inside a vacuole, which shields it from the host's intracellular defense mechanisms. The cytokine interferon gamma (IFNγ) upregulates host cell effector pathways that are able to destroy the vacuole, restrict parasite growth and induce host cell death. Interferon-inducible GTPases such as the Guanylate Binding Proteins (GBPs), autophagy proteins and ubiquitin-driven mechanisms play important roles in Toxoplasma control in mice and partly also in humans. The host inflammasome is regulated by GBPs in response to bacterial infection in murine cells and may also respond to Toxoplasma infection...
November 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141238/rationale-redesign-of-type-iii-secretion-systems-toward-the-development-of-non-pathogenic-e-coli-for-in-vivo-delivery-of-therapeutic-payloads
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REVIEW
Coral González-Prieto, Cammie F Lesser
Transkingdom secretion systems that bacteria use to inject proteins directly into the cytosol of mammalian host cells play an essential role in the virulence of many Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. Current efforts are underway to repurpose these machines as novel therapeutics; type III secretion systems as vectors for the delivery of proteins of therapeutic value including heterologous antigens for vaccine development and type IV secretion systems as vectors for DNA. While initial studies focused on the use of attenuated or replication incompetent pathogens, the recent development of non-pathogenic Escherichia coli that encode programmable type III secretion systems expands possibilities for the in vivo directed delivery of therapeutic payloads...
November 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141232/foxp1-promotes-embryonic-neural-stem-cell-differentiation-by-repressing-jagged1-expression
#18
Luca Braccioli, Stephin J Vervoort, Youri Adolfs, Cobi J Heijnen, Onur Basak, R Jeroen Pasterkamp, Cora H Nijboer, Paul J Coffer
Mutations in FOXP1 have been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders including intellectual disability and autism; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain ill-defined. Here, we demonstrate with RNA and chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing that FOXP1 directly regulates genes controlling neurogenesis. We show that FOXP1 is expressed in embryonic neural stem cells (NSCs), and modulation of FOXP1 expression affects both neuron and astrocyte differentiation. Using a murine model of cortical development, FOXP1-knockdown in utero was found to reduce NSC differentiation and migration during corticogenesis...
November 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141230/sub-minute-phosphoregulation-of-cell-cycle-systems-during-plasmodium-gamete-formation
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Brandon M Invergo, Mathieu Brochet, Lu Yu, Jyoti Choudhary, Pedro Beltrao, Oliver Billker
The transmission of malaria parasites to mosquitoes relies on the rapid induction of sexual reproduction upon their ingestion into a blood meal. Haploid female and male gametocytes become activated and emerge from their host cells, and the males enter the cell cycle to produce eight microgametes. The synchronized nature of gametogenesis allowed us to investigate phosphorylation signaling during its first minute in Plasmodium berghei via a high-resolution time course of the phosphoproteome. This revealed an unexpectedly broad response, with proteins related to distinct cell cycle events undergoing simultaneous phosphoregulation...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141229/widespread-translational-remodeling-during-human-neuronal-differentiation
#20
John D Blair, Dirk Hockemeyer, Jennifer A Doudna, Helen S Bateup, Stephen N Floor
Faithful cellular differentiation requires temporally precise activation of gene expression programs, which are coordinated at the transcriptional and translational levels. Neurons express the most complex set of mRNAs of any human tissue, but translational changes during neuronal differentiation remain incompletely understood. Here, we induced forebrain neuronal differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and measured genome-wide RNA and translation levels with transcript-isoform resolution. We found that thousands of genes change translation status during differentiation without a corresponding change in RNA level...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
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