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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900240/the-effect-of-malaysia-general-election-on-stock-market-returns
#1
Venus Khim-Sen Liew, Racquel Rowland
During the latest episode of general election held in Malaysia, it is observed that the FBMKLCI index was lifted 62.52 points in a day soon after the announcement of election outcome. Moreover, the index registered a highest gain of 96.29 points in the middle of the intra-day trade. This suggests that investors who had got the right direction could make profitable intra-day trading the next trading day of the general election date. Results from statistical analysis uncover significant before-election-effect and after-election-effect from the most recent general elections held in Malaysia...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892836/comparison-of-internal-adaptation-in-class-ii-bulk-fill-composite-restorations-using-micro-ct
#2
S H Han, S H Park
PURPOSE: This study compared the internal adaptation of bulk-fill composite restorations in class II cavities and explored the relationship between internal adaptation and polymerization shrinkage or stress. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Standardized mesio-occluso-distal cavities were prepared in 40 extracted human third molars and randomly divided into five groups (n=8). After having been applied by total-etch XP bond (Dentsply Caulk, Milford, DE, USA) and light curing, the teeth were restored with the following resin composites: group 1, Filtek Z350 (3M ESPE, St...
November 28, 2016: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881324/bacterial-adhesion-on-direct-and-indirect-dental-restorative-composite-resins-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study-on-a-natural-biofilm
#3
Giacomo Derchi, Michele Vano, Antonio Barone, Ugo Covani, Alberto Diaspro, Marco Salerno
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Both direct and indirect techniques are used for dental restorations. Which technique should be preferred or whether they are equivalent with respect to bacterial adhesion is unclear. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to determine the affinity of bacterial biofilm to dental restorative composite resins placed directly and indirectly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five direct composite resins for restorations (Venus Diamond, Adonis, Optifil, Enamel Plus HRi, Clearfil Majesty Esthetic) and 3 indirect composite resins (Gradia, Estenia, Signum) were selected...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874266/meta-analysis-of-neuropsychological-measures-of-executive-functioning-in-children-and-adolescents-with-high-functioning-autism-spectrum-disorder
#4
Chun Lun Eric Lai, Zoe Lau, Simon S Y Lui, Eugenia Lok, Venus Tam, Quinney Chan, Koi Man Cheng, Siu Man Lam, Eric F C Cheung
Existing literature on the profile of executive dysfunction in autism spectrum disorder showed inconsistent results. Age, comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and cognitive abilities appeared to play a role in confounding the picture. Previous meta-analyses have focused on a few components of executive functions. This meta-analysis attempted to delineate the profile of deficit in several components of executive functioning in children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD)...
November 22, 2016: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872850/frontiers-in-the-expansion-of-bioproducts
#5
EDITORIAL
Junio Cota, Joachim Venus, Zaira B Hoffmam, Lucas F Ribeiro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857321/improved-algorithm-for-the-transmittance-estimation-of-spectra-obtained-with-soir-venus-express
#6
Loic Trompet, Arnaud Mahieux, Bojan Ristic, Séverine Robert, Valérie Wilquet, Ian R Thomas, Ann Carine Vandaele, Jean-Loup Bertaux
The Solar Occultation in the InfraRed (SOIR) instrument onboard the ESA Venus Express spacecraft, an infrared spectrometer sensitive from 2.2 to 4.3 μm, probed the atmosphere of Venus from June 2006 until December 2014. During this time, it performed more than 750 solar occultations of the Venus mesosphere and lower thermosphere. A new procedure has been developed for the estimation of the transmittance in order to decrease the number of rejected spectra, to check that the treated spectra are well calibrated, and to improve the quality of the calibrated spectra by reducing the noise and accurately normalizing it to the solar spectrum...
November 10, 2016: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836116/effect-of-layer-thickness-on-the-elution-of-bulk-fill-composite-components
#7
Lena Rothmund, Franz-Xaver Reichl, Reinhard Hickel, Panorea Styllou, Marianthi Styllou, Kai Kehe, Yang Yang, Christof Högg
OBJECTIVE: An increment layering technique in a thickness of 2mm or less has been the standard to sufficiently convert (co)monomers. Bulk fill resin composites were developed to accelerate the restoration process by enabling up to 4mm thick increments to be cured in a single step. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of layer thickness on the elution of components from bulk fill composites. METHODS: The composites ELS Bulk fill, SDR Bulk fill and Venus Bulkfill were polymerized according to the instruction of the manufacturers...
November 8, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832434/monitoring-of-venus-transgenic-cell-migration-during-pregnancy-in-non-transgenic-rabbits
#8
N Lipták, O I Hoffmann, A Kerekes, G Iski, D Ernszt, K Kvell, L Hiripi, Z Bősze
Cell transfer between mother and fetus were demonstrated previously in several species which possess haemochorial placenta (e.g. in humans, mice, rats, etc.). Here we report the assessment of fetal and maternal microchimerism in non-transgenic (non-TG) New Zealand white rabbits which were pregnant with transgenic (TG) fetuses and in non-TG newborns of TG does. The TG construct, including the Venus fluorophore cDNA driven by a ubiquitous cytomegalovirus enhancer, chicken ß-actin promoter (CAGGS), was previously integrated into the rabbit genome by Sleeping Beauty transposon system...
November 10, 2016: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819175/early-versus-late-inguinal-hernia-repair-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
#9
Rajesh Pandey, Joleen Dako, Sarah Venus, Deepak Kumar, Maroun Mhanna
OBJECTIVE: Compare outcomes of Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants following early (before discharge) versus late (after discharge) inguinal hernia (IH) repair. STUDY DESIGN: In a retrospective study of ELBW infants with IH, data was abstracted for clinical characteristics, IH and related outcomes. RESULT: Of the 39/252 (15.4%) ELBW infants who developed IH, those with early (59%) versus late (41%) repair were comparable in birth weight (753±158 vs...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805500/addressing-holistic-health-and-work-empowerment-through-a-body-mind-spirit-intervention-program-among-helping-professionals-in-continuous-education-a-pilot-study
#10
Rainbow T H Ho, Cheuk Yan Sing, Venus P Y Wong
To examine the effectiveness of a body-mind-spirit (BMS) intervention program in improving the holistic well-being and work empowerment among helping professionals in continuous education. Forty-four helping professionals, who were in their first-year part-time postgraduate study, participated in the present study. All participants attended a 3-day BMS intervention program which emphasized a holistic approach to health and well-being. Ratings on their levels of physical distress, daily functioning, affect, spirituality, and psychological empowerment at work were compared before and immediately after the intervention...
November 2016: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803898/candidate-gene-expression-in-bos-indicus-ovarian-tissues-prepubertal-and-postpubertal-heifers-in-diestrus
#11
Mayara Morena Del Cambre Amaral Weller, Marina Rufino S Fortes, Laercio R Porto-Neto, Matthew Kelly, Bronwyn Venus, Lisa Kidd, João Paulo Arcelino do Rego, Sophia Edwards, Gry B Boe-Hansen, Emily Piper, Sigrid A Lehnert, Simone Eliza Facioni Guimarães, Stephen Stewart Moore
Growth factors such as bone morphogenetic proteins 6, 7, 15, and two isoforms of transforming growth factor-beta (BMP6, BMP7, BMP15, TGFB1, and TGFB2), and insulin-like growth factor system act as local regulators of ovarian follicular development. To elucidate if these factors as well as others candidate genes, such as estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1), growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9), follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR), luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR), bone morphogenetic protein receptor, type 2 (BMPR2), type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGFR1), and key steroidogenic enzymes cytochrome P450 aromatase and 3-β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (CYP19A1 and HSD3B1) could modulate or influence diestrus on the onset of puberty in Brahman heifers, their ovarian mRNA expression was measured before and after puberty (luteal phase)...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803540/lymphangioma-circumscriptum-a-great-mimicker
#12
Varnit Toshyan, Latika Chawla, Swati Verma, Juhi Bharti, Venus Dalal, K K Roy, Sunesh Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803255/real-time-protein-fragment-complementation-assays-for-studying-temporal-spatial-and-spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-protein-protein-interactions-in-living-cells
#13
Mohan Malleshaiah, Emmanuelle Tchekanda, Stephen W Michnick
Here, we present detailed protocols for direct, real-time protein-fragment complementation assays (PCAs) for studying the spatiotemporal dynamics of protein-protein interactions (PPIs). The assays require the use of two fluorescent reporter proteins-the "Venus" version of yellow fluorescent protein (vYFP), and the monomeric infrared fluorescent protein 1.4 (IFP 1.4)-or two luciferase reporter proteins-Renilla (Rluc) and Gaussia (Gluc). The luciferase PCAs can be used to study the temporal dynamics of PPIs in any cellular compartment and on membranes...
November 1, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796627/detection-of-nitric-oxide-induced-by-angiotensin-ii-receptor-type-1-using-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-beta1-subunit-fused-to-a-yellow-fluorescent-protein-venus
#14
Yuichi Tsuji, Kentaro Ozawa, Akira T Komatsubara, Jing Zhao, Mayumi Nishi, Masanori Yoshizumi
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important gaseous molecule involved in many physiological and pathophysiological processes, including the regulation of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Here, we report the development of a high-affinity method to detect NO using soluble guanylate cyclase beta1 subunit fused to Venus, a variant of yellow fluorescent protein (sGC-Venus). We measured the fluorescence intensity of sGC-Venus with and without an NO donor using purified probes. At 560 nm emission, the fluorescence intensity of sGC-Venus at 405 nm excitation was increased by approximately 2...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786288/an-inhibitor-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-fgfr1-promotes-late-stage-terminal-differentiation-from-ngn3-pancreatic-endocrine-progenitors
#15
Yzumi Yamashita-Sugahara, Masahito Matsumoto, Manami Ohtaka, Ken Nishimura, Mahito Nakanishi, Kohnosuke Mitani, Yasushi Okazaki
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) provide a potential resource for regenerative medicine. To identify the signalling pathway(s) contributing to the development of functional β cells, we established a tracing model consisting of dual knock-in hiPSCs (INS-Venus/NGN3-mCherry) (hIveNry) expressing the fluorescent proteins Venus and mCherry under the control of intrinsic insulin (INS) and neurogenin 3 (NGN3) promoters, respectively. hIveNry iPSCs differentiated into NGN3- and mCherry-positive endocrine progenitors and then into Venus-positive β cells expressing INS, PDX1, NKX6...
October 27, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783849/a-phase-%C3%AE-i-clinical-trial-of-peptide-cocktail-therapy-for-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-venus-pc-study
#16
Nobuaki Suzuki, Shoichi Hazama, Haruo Iguchi, Kazuhiro Uesugi, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kosei Hirakawa, Atsushi Aruga, Takashi Hatori, Hidenobu Ishizaki, Yuzo Umeda, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Tetsuya Ikemoto, Mitsuo Shimada, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Ryoichi Shimizu, Hiroto Hayashi, Koichiro Sakata, Hiroko Takenouchi, Hiroto Matsui, Yoshitaro Shindo, Michihisa Iida, Yasunobu Koki, Hideki Arima, Hiroyuki Furukawa, Tomio Ueno, Shigefumi Yoshino, Yusuke Nakamura, Masaaki Oka, Hiroaki Nagano
We previously conducted a phase I clinical trial combining the HLA-A*2402-restricted KIF20A-derived peptide vaccine with gemcitabine for advanced pancreatic cancer (PC) and confirmed its safety and immunogenicity in cancer patients. In this study, we conducted a multicenter, single-armed, phase II trial using two antiangiogenic cancer vaccines targeting VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 in addition to the KIF20A peptide. We attempted to evaluate the clinical benefit of the cancer vaccination in combination with gemcitabine...
October 26, 2016: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746744/molecular-basis-of-the-extracellular-ligands-mediated-signaling-by-the-calcium-sensing-receptor
#17
Chen Zhang, Cassandra L Miller, Rakshya Gorkhali, Juan Zou, Kenneth Huang, Edward M Brown, Jenny J Yang
Ca(2+)-sensing receptors (CaSRs) play a central role in regulating extracellular calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)]o) homeostasis and many (patho)physiological processes in multiple organs. This regulation is orchestrated by a cooperative response to extracellular stimuli such as small changes in Ca(2+), Mg(2+), amino acids, and other ligands. In addition, CaSR is a pleiotropic receptor regulating several intracellular signaling pathways, including calcium mobilization and intracellular calcium oscillation. Nearly 200 mutations and polymorphisms have been found in CaSR in relation to a variety of human disorders associated with abnormal Ca(2+) homeostasis...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736894/fluorescent-protein-based-ca2-sensor-reveals-global-divalent-cation-dependent-conformational-changes-in-cardiac-troponin-c
#18
Myriam A Badr, Jose R Pinto, Michael W Davidson, P Bryant Chase
Cardiac troponin C (cTnC) is a key effector in cardiac muscle excitation-contraction coupling as the Ca2+ sensing subunit responsible for controlling contraction. In this study, we generated several FRET sensors for divalent cations based on cTnC flanked by a donor fluorescent protein (CFP) and an acceptor fluorescent protein (YFP). The sensors report Ca2+ and Mg2+ binding, and relay global structural information about the structural relationship between cTnC's N- and C-domains. The sensors were first characterized using end point titrations to decipher the response to Ca2+ binding in the presence or absence of Mg2+...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684435/in-depth-physiological-analysis-of-defined-cell-populations-in-acute-tissue-slices-of-the-mouse-vomeronasal-organ
#19
Tobias Ackels, Daniela R Drose, Marc Spehr
In most mammals, the vomeronasal organ (VNO) is a chemosensory structure that detects both hetero- and conspecific social cues. Vomeronasal sensory neurons (VSNs) express a specific type of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) from at least three different chemoreceptor gene families allowing sensitive and specific detection of chemosensory cues. These families comprise the V1r and V2r gene families as well as the formyl peptide receptor (FPR)-related sequence (Fpr-rs) family of putative chemoreceptor genes. In order to understand the physiology of vomeronasal receptor-ligand interactions and downstream signaling, it is essential to identify the biophysical properties inherent to each specific class of VSNs...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663687/altered-differentiation-of-enteric-neural-crest-derived-cells-from-endothelin-receptor-b-null-mouse-model-of-hirschsprung-s-disease
#20
Naho Fujiwara, Katsumi Miyahara, Nana Nakazawa-Tanaka, Chihiro Akazawa, Atsuyuki Yamataka
PURPOSE: Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is caused by a failure of enteric neural crest-derived cells (ENCC) to colonize the bowel, resulting in an absence of the enteric nervous system (ENS). Previously, we developed a Sox10 transgenic version of the Endothelin receptor-B (Ednrb) mouse to visualize ENCC with the green fluorescent protein, Venus. The aim of this study was to isolate Sox10-Venus(+) cells, which are differentiated neurons and glial cells in the ENS, and analyze these cells using Sox10-Venus mice gut...
September 23, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
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