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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777398/the-role-of-dna-methylation-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Brittany N Lasseigne, James D Brooks
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common kidney cancer and includes several molecular and histological subtypes with different clinical characteristics. While survival rates are high if RCC is diagnosed when still confined to the kidney and treated definitively, there are no specific diagnostic screening tests available and symptoms are rare in early stages of the disease. Management of advanced RCC has changed significantly with the advent of targeted therapies, yet survival is usually increased by months due to acquired resistance to these therapies...
May 18, 2018: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777290/two-dimensional-grid-optimization-for-sedimentation-velocity-analysis-in-the-analytical-ultracentrifuge
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Haram Kim, Emre Brookes, Weiming Cao, Borries Demeler
Sedimentation velocity experiments performed in the analytical ultracentrifuge are modeled using finite-element solutions of the Lamm equation. During modeling, three fundamental parameters are optimized: the sedimentation coefficients, the diffusion coefficients, and the partial concentrations of all solutes present in a mixture. A general modeling approach consists of fitting the partial concentrations of solutes defined in a two-dimensional grid of sedimentation and diffusion coefficient combinations that cover the range of possible solutes for a given mixture...
May 17, 2018: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776369/prevention-and-treatment-of-malaria-in-pregnancy-what-do-pregnant-women-and-health-care-workers-in-east-india-know-and-do-about-it
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Lora Sabin, Evan M S Hecht, Mohamad I Brooks, Mrigendra P Singh, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Abanish Rizal, Blair J Wylie, Philip A Bondzie, Matthew Banos, Jordan Tuchman, Neeru Singh, Davidson H Hamer
BACKGROUND: Limited qualitative research has been performed in India to investigate views and behaviours of pregnant women regarding malaria despite the threat of malaria-related adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. To address this gap, a comprehensive study on malaria prevention and treatment attitudes, knowledge and behaviour among pregnant women in India was conducted. METHODS: Pregnant women and healthcare workers (HCWs), encompassing clinic-based providers, traditional birth attendants, and auxiliary nurse-midwives were enrolled for in-depth interviews (IDIs) at 7 hospital sites and nearby communities in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh States...
May 18, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775957/how-treatment-improvement-in-adhd-and-cocaine-dependence-are-related-to-one-another-a-secondary-analysis
#4
Frances R Levin, C Jean Choi, Martina Pavlicova, John J Mariani, Amy Mahony, Daniel J Brooks, Edward V Nunes, John Grabowski
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is overrepresented among individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders. We previously reported that treatment with extended release mixed amphetamine salts (MAS-XR) increased abstinence, compared to placebo, among patients with co-occurring ADHD and cocaine dependence. This secondary analysis investigates the temporal relationship between ADHD improvement and cocaine abstinence in the first six weeks of the trial...
May 1, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775868/cytotoxic-and-other-withanolides-from-aeroponically-grown-physalis-philadelphica
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Ya-Ming Xu, E M Kithsiri Wijeratne, Alan D Brooks, Poonam Tewary, Li-Jiang Xuan, Wen-Qiong Wang, Thomas J Sayers, A A Leslie Gunatilaka
Eleven withanolides including six previously undescribed compounds, 16β-hydroxyixocarpanolide, 24,25-dihydroexodeconolide C, 16,17-dehydro-24-epi-dioscorolide A, 17-epi-philadelphicalactone A, 16-deoxyphiladelphicalactone C, and 4-deoxyixocarpalactone A were isolated from aeroponically grown Physalis philadelphica. Structures of these withanolides were elucidated by the analysis of their spectroscopic (HRMS, 1D and 2D NMR, ECD) data and comparison with published data for related withanolides. Cytotoxic activity of all isolated compounds was evaluated against a panel of five human tumor cell lines (LNCaP, ACHN, UO-31, M14 and SK-MEL-28), and normal (HFF) cells...
May 15, 2018: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775837/predator-based-psychosocial-stress-model-of-ptsd-differentially-influences-voluntary-ethanol-consumption-depending-on-methodology
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Phillip R Zoladz, Eric D Eisenmann, Robert M Rose, Brooke A Kohls, Brandon L Johnson, Kiera L Robinson, Megan E Heikkila, Kasey E Mucher, Madelaine R Huntley
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychological disorder typified by diagnostic symptom clusters including hyperarousal, avoidance, negative cognitions and mood, and intrusive re-experiencing of the traumatic event. Patients with PTSD have been reported to self-medicate with alcohol to ameliorate hyperarousal symptoms associated with the disorder. Research utilizing rodent models of PTSD to emulate this behavioral phenomenon has thus far yielded inconsistent results. In the present study, we examined the effects of a predator-based psychosocial stress model of PTSD on voluntary ethanol consumption...
January 8, 2018: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775547/acute-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-does-not-attenuate-oxidative-stress-or-the-hemodynamic-response-during-submaximal-exercise-in-hypobaric-hypoxia
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Colin R Carriker, Paige Rombach, Brooke M Stevens, Roger A Vaughan, Ann L Gibson
PURPOSE: To investigate changes in oxidative stress, arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2), blood pressure (BP), and heart rate (HR) while exercising in hypobaric hypoxia following acute dietary nitrate supplementation. METHODS: Nine well-trained (60.8±7.8 ml/kg/min) males (29±7 years) visited the lab on 3 occasions, each separated by 1 week. Visit 1 included a maximal aerobic cycling test (VO2max) and 5 five-minute increasing intensity exercise bouts in a normobaric environment (1600m)...
May 18, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774914/a-catalyst-controlled-switchable-reaction-of-%C3%AE-keto-acids-to-silyl-glyoxylates
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Man-Yi Han, Hong Pan, Jing Lin, Wei Li, Pinhua Li, Lei Wang
A catalyst-controlled switchable reaction of β-keto acids to silyl glyoxylates was developed under mild conditions, providing two distinct products in good yields. Compared to decarboxylative addition-Brook rearrangement, the decarboxylative addition products could be controlled by using a simple bifunctional organocatalyst thiourea derivative instead of DABCO. This new reaction model of silyl glyoxylates offered a facile and alternative route to organosilicon compounds.
May 18, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774791/insomnia-and-eating-expectancies-among-college-students-the-role-of-emotion-dysregulation
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Brooke Y Kauffman, Jafar Bakhshaie, Hantin Lam, Candice Alfano, Michael J Zvolensky
There is limited understanding of the relation between insomnia and aspects of eating among college students though available data suggest salient clinical relationships. The present study explored a potential transdiagnostic mechanism in the relation between insomnia symptoms and eating expectancies. Participants were a racially/ethnically diverse sample of 1589 college students (80.4% females; Mage = 22.2 years, SD = 5.27) from an urban university. Primary analysis included three regression-based models of eating expectancies...
May 18, 2018: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773857/development-and-worldwide-use-of-non-lethal-and-minimal-population-level-impact-protocols-for-the-isolation-of-amphibian-chytrid-fungi
#10
Matthew C Fisher, Pria Ghosh, Jennifer M G Shelton, Kieran Bates, Lola Brookes, Claudia Wierzbicki, Gonçalo M Rosa, Rhys A Farrer, David M Aanensen, Mario Alvarado-Rybak, Arnaud Bataille, Lee Berger, Susanne Böll, Jaime Bosch, Frances C Clare, Elodie A Courtois, Angelica Crottini, Andrew A Cunningham, Thomas M Doherty-Bone, Fikirte Gebresenbet, David J Gower, Jacob Höglund, Timothy Y James, Thomas S Jenkinson, Tiffany A Kosch, Carolina Lambertini, Anssi Laurila, Chun-Fu Lin, Adeline Loyau, An Martel, Sara Meurling, Claude Miaud, Pete Minting, Serge Ndriantsoa, Simon J O'Hanlon, Frank Pasmans, Tsanta Rakotonanahary, Falitiana C E Rabemananjara, Luisa P Ribeiro, Dirk S Schmeller, Benedikt R Schmidt, Lee Skerratt, Freya Smith, Claudio Soto-Azat, Giulia Tessa, Luís Felipe Toledo, Andrés Valenzuela-Sánchez, Ruhan Verster, Judit Vörös, Bruce Waldman, Rebecca J Webb, Che Weldon, Emma Wombwell, Kelly R Zamudio, Joyce E Longcore, Trenton W J Garner
Parasitic chytrid fungi have emerged as a significant threat to amphibian species worldwide, necessitating the development of techniques to isolate these pathogens into culture for research purposes. However, early methods of isolating chytrids from their hosts relied on killing amphibians. We modified a pre-existing protocol for isolating chytrids from infected animals to use toe clips and biopsies from toe webbing rather than euthanizing hosts, and distributed the protocol to researchers as part of the BiodivERsA project RACE; here called the RML protocol...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773600/the-interleukin-3-receptor-cd123-targeted-sl-401-mediates-potent-cytotoxic-activity-against-cd34-cd123-cells-from-acute-myeloid-leukemia-myelodysplastic-syndrome-patients-and-healthy-donors
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Rajeswaran Mani, Swagata Goswami, Bhavani Gopalakrishnan, Rahul Ramaswamy, Ronni Wasmuth, Minh Tranh, Xiaokui Mo, Amber Gordon, Donna Bucci, David M Lucas, Alice Mims, Christopher Brooks, Adrienne Dorrance, Alison Walker, William Blum, John C Byrd, Gerard Lozanski, Sumithira Vasu, Natarajan Muthusamy
Diseases with clonal hematopoiesis such as myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia have high rates of relapse. Only a small subset of acute myeloid leukemia patients are cured with chemotherapy alone. Relapse in these diseases occurs at least in part due to the failure to eradicate leukemic stem cells or hematopoietic stem cells in myelodysplastic syndrome. CD123, the alpha chain of the interleukin-3 receptor heterodimer, is expressed on the majority of leukemic stem cells and myelodysplastic syndrome hematopoietic stem cells and in 80% of acute myeloid leukemia...
May 17, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773431/preoperative-frailty-assessment-predicts-loss-of-independence-after-vascular-surgery
#12
Graham W Donald, Amir A Ghaffarian, Farid Isaac, Larry W Kraiss, Claire L Griffin, Brigitte K Smith, Mark R Sarfati, Julie L Beckstrom, Benjamin S Brooke
OBJECTIVE: Frailty, a clinical syndrome associated with loss of metabolic reserves, is prevalent among patients who present to vascular surgery clinics for evaluation. The Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) is a rapid assessment method shown to be highly specific for identifying frail patients. In this study, we sought to evaluate whether the preoperative CFS score could be used to predict loss of independence after major vascular procedures. METHODS: We identified all patients living independently at home who were prospectively assessed using the CFS before undergoing an elective major vascular surgery procedure (admitted for >24 hours) at an academic medical center between December 2015 and December 2017...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773422/a-novel-homozygous-abca1-variant-in-an-asymptomatic-man-with-profound-hypoalphalipoproteinemia
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Yaser Carcora, Robert D Brook, Linda Farhat, Cristen J Willer, Melvyn Rubenfire, Daniel Seung Kim
Low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) can be caused by several acquired secondary causes as well as primary genetic disorders. However, only a few conditions are associated with profoundly reduced levels below 10 mg/dL. We present an unusual case of a healthy man with severely decreased HDL-C because of a novel homozygous variant causing a Proline > Arginine amino acid change at position 1312 in the ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 gene. Homozygous variations in ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 typically cause Tangier disease, a rare autosomal recessive condition linked with several other abnormalities (eg, enlarged discolored tonsils)...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773127/taeniid-metacestodes-in-rangeland-goats-in-australia
#14
D J Jenkins, B Cowled, V Brookes
Data on several infections of sheep and goats, including parasite infections, are routinely collected during inspection of harvested rangeland goats after slaughter. This is an important role of the Australian National Sheep Health Monitoring Program (NSHMP). Our study investigated the presence of metacestodes of Taenia hydatigena, T. ovis and Echinococcus granulosus in slaughtered goats from Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. During the period of the study (2007-2013) 374,580 goats were slaughtered and inspected by trained abattoir meat inspectors as part of the NSHMP...
May 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772910/qualitative-assessment-of-smoke-free-policy-implementation-in-low-income-housing-enhancing-resident-compliance
#15
Jodi Anthony, Roberta Goldman, Vaughan W Rees, Rochelle L Frounfelker, Jessica Davine, Robyn R Keske, Daniel R Brooks, Alan C Geller
PURPOSE: As public housing agencies and other low-income housing providers adopt smoke-free policies, data are needed to inform implementation approaches that support compliance. DESIGN: Focused ethnography used including qualitative interviews with staff, focus groups with residents, and property observations. SETTING: Four low-income housing properties in Massachusetts, 12 months postpolicy adoption. PARTICIPANTS: Individual interviews (n = 17) with property staff (managers, resident service coordinators, maintenance, security, and administrators) and focus groups with resident smokers (n = 28) and nonsmokers (n = 47)...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772803/the-impact-of-activity-based-working-abw-on-workplace-activity-eating-behaviours-productivity-and-satisfaction
#16
Lauren Arundell, Bronwyn Sudholz, Megan Teychenne, Jo Salmon, Brooke Hayward, Genevieve N Healy, Anna Timperio
The redesign of the physical workplace according to activity-based working (ABW) principles has potential to influence employee health and workplace outcomes. This natural experiment examined changes in accelerometer-derived workplace activity, self-reported eating behaviours, productivity, workplace satisfaction before (March to November 2014) and six to nine months after moving to an ABW workplace compared to a comparison workplace ( n = 146 at baseline (56% ABW, aged 40.1 ± 8.5 years, 72% female). Interviews were also conducted with 21 ABW participants...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772600/an-accurate-bacterial-dna-quantification-assay-for-hts-library-preparation-of-human-biological-samples
#17
Sarah Seashols-Williams, Raquel Green, Denise Wohlfahrt, Angela Brand, Antonio Limjuco Tan-Torres, Francy Nogales, J Paul Brooks, Baneshwar Singh
Sequencing and classification of microbial taxa within forensically relevant biological fluids has the potential for applications in the forensic science and biomedical fields. The quantity of bacterial DNA from human samples is currently estimated based on quantity of total DNA isolated. This method can miscalculate bacterial DNA quantity due to the mixed nature of the sample, and consequently library preparation is often unreliable. We developed an assay that can accurately and specifically quantify bacterial DNA within a mixed sample for reliable 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA) library preparation and high throughput sequencing (HTS)...
May 17, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771864/cold-pressor-pain-response-in-children-with-cancer
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Brooke N Jenkins, Ryan J Roemer, Ariana Martinez, Tara K Torres, Michelle A Fortier
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to examine pain responses in pediatric patients with cancer. METHOD: Children (ages 6 to 18) undergoing treatment for cancer (N=68) completed the cold pressor task. RESULTS: Average pain tolerance was 118.22 seconds (SD=101.18) and 40% of the children kept their hand in the water the entire 4-minute ceiling. On a 0 to 10 numeric rating scale, children reported a pain severity of 5.07 (SD=3.47) at their first report of pain, a pain severity of 5...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771785/cutaneous-melanoma-risk-among-people-with-hiv-in-the-united-states-and-canada
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Elizabeth L Yanik, Raúl U Hernández-Ramírez, Li Qin, Haiqun Lin, Wendy Leyden, Romain S Neugebauer, Michael A Horberg, Richard D Moore, W Christopher Mathews, Amy C Justice, Nancy A Hessol, Angel M Mayor, M John Gill, John T Brooks, Jing Sun, Keri N Althoff, Eric A Engels, Michael J Silverberg, Robert Dubrow
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous melanoma incidence may be modestly elevated in people with HIV (PWH) versus people without HIV. However, little is known about the relationship of immunosuppression, HIV replication, and antiretroviral treatment (ART) with melanoma risk. METHODS: PWH of white race in the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design were included. A standardized incidence ratio (SIR) was calculated comparing risk with the white general population, standardizing by age, sex, and calendar period...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771522/hydronium-ions-accompanying-buried-acidic-residues-lead-to-high-apparent-dielectric-constants-in-the-interior-of-proteins
#20
Xiongwu Wu, Bernard R Brooks
Internal ionizable groups are known to play important roles in protein functions. A mystery that has attracted decades of extensive experimental and theoretical studies is the apparent dielectric constants experienced by buried ionizable groups, which are much higher than values expected for protein interiors. Many interpretations have been proposed, such as water penetration, conformational relaxation, local unfolding, protein intrinsic backbone fluctuations, etc. However, these interpretations conflict with many experimental observations...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
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