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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926950/c6-and-c7-substituted-3-4-dihydro-2-1h-quinolinones-as-inhibitors-of-monoamine-oxidase
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L Meiring, J Petzer, A Petzer
Purpose Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors are considered to be useful therapeutic agents and isoform specific inhibitors are employed for the treatment of depression and Parkinson's disease. MAO inhibitors are also under investigation for the treatment of disorders ranging from Alzheimer's disease, prostate cancer and certain cardiomyopathies. While a number of irreversible MAO inhibitors are available in the clinic, reversible inhibitors, particularly of the MAO-B isoform are still being developed. Based on our interest in discovering reversible inhibitors with specificity for MAO-B, we have recently reported that, among a series of 10 3,4-dihydro-2(1H)-quinolinone derivatives, are high potency MAO-B inhibitors, with a number of homologues displaying good selectivities for MAO-B over the MAO-A isoform...
December 7, 2016: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926936/scaling-properties-of-dimensionality-reduction-for-neural-populations-and-network-models
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Ryan C Williamson, Benjamin R Cowley, Ashok Litwin-Kumar, Brent Doiron, Adam Kohn, Matthew A Smith, Byron M Yu
Recent studies have applied dimensionality reduction methods to understand how the multi-dimensional structure of neural population activity gives rise to brain function. It is unclear, however, how the results obtained from dimensionality reduction generalize to recordings with larger numbers of neurons and trials or how these results relate to the underlying network structure. We address these questions by applying factor analysis to recordings in the visual cortex of non-human primates and to spiking network models that self-generate irregular activity through a balance of excitation and inhibition...
December 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926848/constriction-by-dynamin-elasticity-versus-adhesion
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Zachary A McDargh, Pablo Vázquez-Montejo, Jemal Guven, Markus Deserno
Any cellular fission process is completed when the neck connecting almost-separate membrane compartments is severed. This crucial step is somehow accomplished by proteins from the dynamin family, which polymerize into helical spirals around such necks. Much research has been devoted to elucidating the specifics of that somehow, but despite no shortage of ideas, the question is not settled. Pictorially obvious notions of strangling or pushing are difficult to render in mechanically precise terms. Moreover, because dynamin is a GTPase, it is tempting to speculate that it has a motor activity that assists the necessary severing action, but again the underlying mechanics is not obvious...
December 6, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926827/decoding-hand-gestures-from-primary-somatosensory-cortex-using-high-density-ecog
#4
Mariana P Branco, Zachary V Freudenburg, Erik J Aarnoutse, Martin G Bleichner, Mariska J Vansteensel, Nick F Ramsey
Electrocorticography (ECoG) based Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) have been proposed as a way to restore and replace motor function or communication in severely paralyzed people. To date, most motor-based BCIs have either focused on the sensorimotor cortex as a whole or on the primary motor cortex (M1) as a source of signals for this purpose. Still, target areas for BCI are not confined to M1, and more brain regions may provide suitable BCI control signals. A logical candidate is the primary somatosensory cortex (S1), which not only shares similar somatotopic organization to M1, but also has been suggested to have a role beyond sensory feedback during movement execution...
December 4, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926822/proteomic-and-phylogenetic-coevolution-analyses-of-pm79-and-pm92-identify-interactions-with-rnapii-and-delineate-the-mcmv-late-transcription-complex
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Travis J Chapa, Dong Yu, Anthony R French
The regulation of the late viral gene expression in betaherpesviruses is largely undefined. We have previously shown that the murine cytomegalovirus proteins pM79 and pM92 are required for late gene transcription. Here, we provide insight into the mechanism of pM79 and pM92 activity by determining their interaction partners during infection. Co-immunoprecipitation-coupled mass spectrometry studies demonstrate that pM79 and pM92 interact with an array of cellular and viral proteins involved in transcription...
December 7, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926812/the-role-of-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-assessment-of-disease-activity-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease
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Young-Sil An, Chang-Hee Suh, Ju-Yang Jung, Hundo Cho, Hyoun-Ah Kim
Background/Aims: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) has been suggested as a reliable imaging technique for monitoring of disease activity in patients with adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD). Therefore, we investigated the clinical significance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in Korean AOSD patients. Methods: Thirteen AOSD patients were included in the study. The PET/CT images were evaluated with visual and semiquantitative method using standardized uptake values (SUVs)...
December 7, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926694/involvement-of-activated-cdc42-kinase1-in-colitis-and-colorectal-neoplasms
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Chaolan Lv, Hongxiang Gu, Xinmei Zhao, Liyun Huang, Sanxi Zhou, Fachao Zhi
BACKGROUND Activated Cdc42 kinase1 (ACK1) is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase which is critical for cell survival, proliferation, and migration. Genomic amplification of ACK1 has been reported in multiple human cancers. We aimed to investigate ACK1 protein expression in colorectal mucosa with inflammation and neoplasm, and to evaluate its correlation with disease activity and severity. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 250 individuals who underwent total colonoscopy were collected randomly from January 2007 to May 2013 in Nanfang Hospital, Guangzhou, China...
December 7, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926652/hysteroscopic-sterilization-with-essure-summary-of-the-u-s-food-and-drug-administration-actions-and-policy-implications-for-postmarketing-surveillance
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Jessica R Walter, Comeron W Ghobadi, Emily Hayman, Shuai Xu
In September 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened a meeting of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Advisory Board Committee to address the sudden increase of patient-reported adverse events surrounding Essure, a Class III device offering a less invasive method for permanent female sterilization. After a review of the premarketing and postmarketing data and existing scientific literature, the FDA concluded there was insufficient evidence to remove the device from the market. However, the FDA did release a new guidance document requiring a black box warning for the device and ordered a new postmarketing study comparing Essure's safety and efficacy with laparoscopic tubal sterilization...
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926476/mitochondrial-cytochrome-c-oxidase-is-inhibited-by-atp-only-at-very-high-atp-adp-ratios
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Rabia Ramzan, Andreas K Schaper, Petra Weber, Annika Rhiel, Muhammad Saad Siddiq, Sebastian Vogt
In the past, divergent results have been reported based on different methods and conditions used for enzymatic activity measurements of cytochrome c oxidase (CytOx). Here, we analyze in detail and show comparable and reproducible polarographic activity measurements of ATP- dependent inhibition of CytOx kinetics in intact and non-intact rat heart mitochondria and mitoplasts. We found that this mechanism is always present in isolated rat heart mitochondria and mitoplasts; however, it is measurable only at high ATP/ADP ratios using optimal protein concentrations...
December 7, 2016: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926381/a-review-on-brain-structures-segmentation-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Sandra González-Villà, Arnau Oliver, Sergi Valverde, Liping Wang, Reyer Zwiggelaar, Xavier Lladó
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Automatic brain structures segmentation in magnetic resonance images has been widely investigated in recent years with the goal of helping diagnosis and patient follow-up in different brain diseases. Here, we present a review of the state-of-the-art of automatic methods available in the literature ranging from structure specific segmentation methods to whole brain parcellation approaches. METHODS: We divide first the algorithms according to their target structures and then we propose a general classification based on their segmentation strategy, which includes atlas-based, learning-based, deformable, region-based and hybrid methods...
October 2016: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925858/physical-activity-contributes-to-several-sleep-cardiometabolic-health-relationships
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Thirumagal Kanagasabai, Michael C Riddell, Chris I Ardern
PURPOSE: To estimate the contribution of accelerometer-derived physical activity to the relationship between sleep and cardiometabolic health. METHODS: Data from the 2005 to 2006 US National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey were used (N = 1226; 20 years+). Metabolic syndrome (MetS) was defined by the Joint Interim Statement, and sleep quality and quantity by the Sleep Disorders Questionnaire. Physical activity intensities were defined by activity thresholds (counts per minute) as sedentary activity (0-99), light intensity (100-759), lifestyle activity (760-2019), moderate intensity (2020-5996), and vigorous intensity (≥5999)...
December 7, 2016: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925776/providers-and-administrators-perceptions-of-complementary-and-integrative-health-practices-across-the-veterans-health-administration
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Carol E Fletcher, Allison R Mitchinson, Erika Trumble, Daniel B Hinshaw, Jeffery A Dusek
OBJECTIVES: Use of complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies is being promoted by the Veterans Health Administration (VA), but promotion may not equate to adoption. The purpose of this study was to explore whether perceptions regarding CIH at one VA medical center (VAMC) were similar to perceptions from a sample of other VAMCs. DESIGN: This article reports a subset of qualitative findings from a mixed-methods study. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Sites were recruited through a VA-wide CIH listserver...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925750/high-fidelity-bidirectional-nuclear-qubit-initialization-in-sic
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Viktor Ivády, Paul V Klimov, Kevin C Miao, Abram L Falk, David J Christle, Krisztián Szász, Igor A Abrikosov, David D Awschalom, Adam Gali
Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) is an attractive method for initializing nuclear spins that are strongly coupled to optically active electron spins because it functions at room temperature and does not require strong magnetic fields. In this Letter, we theoretically demonstrate that DNP, with near-unity polarization efficiency, can be generally realized in weakly coupled electron spin-nuclear spin systems. Furthermore, we theoretically and experimentally show that the nuclear spin polarization can be reversed by magnetic field variations as small as 0...
November 25, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925710/assessment-of-water-intake-from-food-and-beverages-by-elderly-in-poland
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Małgorzata E Drywień, Katarzyna Galon
Background: Fluid intake in elderly is more important than in younger individuals, because compromised homeostatic mechanisms such as loss of the thirst sensation can result in dehydration. Objective: The aim of the present study was the assessment of water intake from food and beverages by free-living elderly in Poland. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on 138 volunteers (women and men) at the age of 60 to 90, recruited from Warsaw and Płock Universities of the Third Age and different informal groups from the same cities...
2016: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925705/occurrence-of-pesticide-residues-in-fruiting-vegetables-from-production-farms-in-south-eastern-region-of-poland
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Magdalena Słowik-Borowiec, Ewa Szpyrka, Julian Rupar, Magdalena Podbielska, Aneta Matyaszek
Background: Considering the fact that pesticides are commonly used in agriculture, continuous monitoring of these substances in food products is of great significance. Residues of these substances can be present in crops after harvest. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate presence of pesticide residues in fruiting vegetables from production farms in south-eastern region of Poland in 2012–2015. Material and methods: 138 samples were tested using accredited test methods...
2016: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925682/influence-of-morphology-and-pbi%C3%A2-on-the-intrinsic-trap-state-distribution-in-perovskite-film-determined-by-temperature-dependent-fluorescence-spectroscopy
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Yi Wang, Hao-Yi Wang, Man Yu, Li-Min Fu, Yujun Qin, Jian-Ping Zhang, Xi-Cheng Ai
Perovskite films with different particle sizes and PbI₂ contents are prepared by controlled single- or sequential-method. By means of temperature dependent fluorescence spectroscopy, the energetic distribution of intrinsic intra-gap trap states in perovskite is quantitatively determined, and the radiative charge recombinations through band edge and via trap states are respectively studied. Furthermore, a series of thermodynamics parameters, such as the demarcation energy between radiative and non-radiative recombination regions, detrapping activation energy and characteristic temperature, are extracted out, based on which, the possible radiative and non-radiative recombination mechanisms are proposed...
December 7, 2016: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925681/measuring-medical-students-motivation-to-learning-anatomy-by-cadaveric-dissection
#17
Eiman M Abdel Meguid, Mohammed K Khalil
Motivation and learning are inter-related. It is well known that motivating learners is clearly a complex endeavor, which can be influenced by the educational program and the learning environment. Limited research has been conducted to examine students' motivation as a method to assess the effectiveness of dissection in medical education. This study aimed to assess and analyze students' motivation following their dissection experience. A 29-item survey was developed based on the Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction model of motivation...
December 7, 2016: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925635/fatigue-detection-using-phase-space-warping
#18
Abdullatif Alwasel, Marcus Yung, Eihab Abdel-Rahman, Richard P Wells, Carl T Haas
A novel application of Phase-Space Warping (PSW) method to detect fatigue in the musculoskeletal system is presented. Experimental kinematic, force, and physiological signals are used to produce a fatigue metric. The metric is produced using time-delay embedding and PSW methods. Results showed that by using force and kinematic signals, an overall estimate of the muscle group state can be achieved. Further, when using electromyography (EMG) signals the fatigue metric can be used as a tool to evaluate muscles activation and load sharing patterns for individual muscles...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925589/manifold-regularized-experimental-design-for-active-learning
#19
Lining Zhang, Hubert P H Shum, Ling Shao
Various machine learning and data mining tasks in classification require abundant data samples to be labeled for training. Conventional active learning methods aim at labeling the most informative samples for alleviating the labor of the user. Many previous studies in active learning select one sample after another in a greedy manner. However, this is not very effective because the classification models has to be retrained for each newly labeled sample. Moreover, many popular active learning approaches utilize the most uncertain samples by leveraging the classification hyperplane of the classifier, which is not appropriate since the classification hyperplane is inaccurate when the training data are small-sized...
December 2, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925581/on-cross-frequency-phase-phase-coupling-between-theta-and-gamma-oscillations-in-the-hippocampus
#20
Robson Scheffer-Teixeira, Adriano Bl Tort
Phase-amplitude coupling between theta and multiple gamma sub-bands is a hallmark of hippocampal activity and believed to take part in information routing. More recently, theta and gamma oscillations were also reported to exhibit phase-phase coupling, or n:m phase-locking, suggesting an important mechanism of neuronal coding that has long received theoretical support. However, by analyzing simulated and actual LFPs, here we question the existence of theta-gamma phase-phase coupling in the rat hippocampus. We show that the quasi-linear phase shifts introduced by filtering lead to spurious coupling levels in both white noise and hippocampal LFPs, which highly depend on epoch length, and that significant coupling may be falsely detected when employing improper surrogate methods...
December 7, 2016: ELife
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