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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429669/what-can-pharmacological-models-of-retinal-degeneration-tell-us
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M H Reisenhofer, J Balmer, V Enzmann
Animal models with pharmacologically induced retinal degeneration including sodium iodate (NaIO3) and N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) have been extensively used in ophthalmic research to investigate retinal degeneration. NaIO3 induces degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) followed by photoreceptor (PRC) cell death, mimicking features of age-related macular degeneration. In contrast, MNU leads to rapid destruction of the PRCs only, enabling the use of the MNU model to investigate degeneration induced in retinitis pigmentosa...
March 31, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428341/ctf4-related-protein-recruits-lhp1-prc2-to-maintain-h3k27me3-levels-in-dividing-cells-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#2
Yue Zhou, Emmanuel Tergemina, Haitao Cui, Alexander Förderer, Benjamin Hartwig, Geo Velikkakam James, Korbinian Schneeberger, Franziska Turck
Polycomb Repressive Complex (PRC) 2 catalyzes the H3K27me3 modification that warrants inheritance of a repressive chromatin structure during cell division, thereby assuring stable target gene repression in differentiated cells. It is still under investigation how H3K27me3 is passed on from maternal to filial strands during DNA replication; however, cell division can reinforce H3K27me3 coverage at target regions. To identify novel factors involved in the Polycomb pathway in plants, we performed a forward genetic screen for enhancers of the like heterochromatin protein 1 (lhp1) mutant, which shows relatively mild phenotypic alterations compared with other plant PRC mutants...
April 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422904/a-comparison-of-prognosis-calculators-for-geriatric-trauma-a-p-a-l-li-a-t-e-consortium-study
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Tarik D Madni, Akpofure Peter Ekeh, Scott C Brakenridge, Karen J Brasel, Bellal Joseph, Kenji Inaba, Brandon R Bruns, Jeffrey D Kerby, Joseph Cuschieri, M Jane Mohler, Paul A Nakonezny, Audra Clark, Jonathan Imran, Steven E Wolf, M Elizabeth Paulk, Ramona L Rhodes, Herb A Phelan
BACKGROUND: The nine-center PALLIATE consortium has validated the Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score (GTOS) as a prognosis calculator for injured elders. We compared GTOS' performance to that of the Trauma Injury Severity Score (TRISS) in a multicenter sample. METHODS: Three PALLIATE centers not submitting subjects to the GTOS validation study identified subjects aged 65 to 102 yrs admitted from 2000-2013. GTOS was specified using the formula [GTOS = age + (ISS x 2...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418861/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-involved-epigenetic-repression-of-ugt2b7-in-colorectal-carcinoma-a-mechanism-to-alter-morphine-glucuronidation-in-tumor
#4
Zi-Zhao Yang, Li Li, Ming-Cheng Xu, Hai-Xing Ju, Miao Hao, Jing-Kai Gu, Zai-Jie Jim Wang, Hui-Di Jiang, Lu-Shan Yu, Su Zeng
Uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 2B7, as one of significant drug enzymes, is responsible on the glucuronidation of abundant endobiotics or xenobiotics. We here report that it is markedly repressed in the tumor tissues of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) patients. Accordingly, morphine in CRC cells will stimulate the expression of its main metabolic enzyme, UGT2B7 during tolerance generation by activating the positive signals in histone 3, especially for trimethylated lysine 27 (H3K4Me3) and acetylated lysine 4 (H3K27Ac)...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417649/internal-dysregulation-of-the-renin-system-in-patients-with-stable-liver-cirrhosis
#5
Annette Dam Fialla, Helle C Thiesson, Peter Bie, Ove B Schaffalitzky de Muckadell, Aleksander Krag
Sodium retention in cirrhosis is associated with changes in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), and the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). We hypothesized that in cirrhosis the acute reactions of RAAS and SNS to volume expansion are qualitatively intact, but occurring from elevated baseline levels. Acute cardiovascular, neurohumoral and renal responses to central blood volume changes were studied in cirrhotic patients and healthy controls. In patients, baseline plasma renin concentration (PRC) was elevated 5-fold compared to controls (p < ...
April 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412742/association-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-malat1-with-the-polycomb-repressive-complex-pathway-in-t-and-nk-cell-lymphoma
#6
Soo Hee Kim, Se Hoon Kim, Woo Ick Yang, Soo Jeong Kim, Sun Och Yoon
Recently, various long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to have significant therapeutic or prognostic value. However, the expression of lncRNAs has not been investigated in T and NK cell lymphoma. Thus, we evaluated the biological and prognostic role of lncRNAs related to the polycomb repressive complex (PRC) and PRC markers in tissue samples and cell lines of T and NK cell lymphoma. Among the tested lncRNAs, MALAT1 was most highly expressed in clinical samples and cell lines. High expression of MALAT1 as well as BMI1 was related to poor prognosis in patients with mature T cell lymphoma...
February 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410937/proximal-row-carpectomy-and-4-corner-arthrodesis-in-patients-younger-than-age%C3%A2-45-years
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Eric R Wagner, Jean-David Werthel, Bassem T Elhassan, Steven L Moran
PURPOSE: To examine the long-term outcome of patients aged less than 45 years who underwent either proximal row carpectomy (PRC) or 4-corner arthrodesis (4CA) for wrist arthritis. METHODS: We reviewed a retrospective cohort of 89 patients aged less than 45 years who underwent either 4CA (n = 51) or PRC (n = 38) for wrist arthritis. Mean follow-up was 11 years in the 4CA group and 18 years in the PRC group. RESULTS: Overall, there were no differences between groups in the need for revision surgery...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398247/modeling-dgnss-pseudo-range-correction-messages-by-utilizing-satellite-repeat-time
#8
Dong-Hyo Sohn, Kwan-Dong Park, Hyunu Tae
We developed and validated a pseudo-range correction (PRC) modeling system that can prevent degradation of positioning accuracy even in situations where one cannot obtain PRC messages for Differential Global Navigation Satellite System (DGNSS). A PRC modeling scheme was devised based on the repeat time of GNSS satellites and previously-collected PRC data. The difference between the modeled and real PRC values observed at the reference station showed a bias error of about ±1.0 m and a root mean square error (RMSE) less than 1...
April 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347878/memory-guided-drawing-training-increases-granger-causal-influences-from-the-perirhinal-cortex-to-v1-in-the-blind
#9
Laura Cacciamani, Lora T Likova
The perirhinal cortex (PRC) is a medial temporal lobe structure that has been implicated in not only visual memory in the sighted, but also tactile memory in the blind (Cacciamani & Likova, 2016). It has been proposed that, in the blind, the PRC may contribute to modulation of tactile memory responses that emerge in low-level "visual" area V1 as a result of training-induced cortical reorganization (Likova, 2012, 2015). While some studies in the sighted have indicated that the PRC is indeed structurally and functionally connected to the visual cortex (Clavagnier, Falchier, & Kennedy, 2004; Peterson, Cacciamani, Barense, & Scalf, 2012), the PRC's direct modulation of V1 is unknown-particularly in those who lack the visual input that typically stimulates this region...
March 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341294/near-surface-distribution-of-pollutants-in-coastal-waters-as-assessed-by-novel-polyethylene-passive-samplers
#10
Yann Aminot, Angel Belles, Claire Alary, James W Readman
We report a novel and inexpensive method to provide high resolution vertical measurements of temporally integrated organic contaminants in surface and sub-surface waters in polluted coastal environments. It employs a strip of polyethylene deployed as a passive sampler. Verifications are confirmed via conventional spot sample analyses and against Performance Reference Compound (PRC) calibration methods. Analytes targeted include 16 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, 15 personal care products, 8 organophosphorus flame retardants, 4 antifouling 'booster' biocides and 15 n-alkanes...
March 21, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332082/detection-of-terrain-indices-related-to-soil-salinity-and-mapping-salt-affected-soils-using-remote-sensing-and-geostatistical-techniques
#11
Hela Triki Fourati, Moncef Bouaziz, Mourad Benzina, Samir Bouaziz
Traditional surveying methods of soil properties over landscapes are dramatically cost and time-consuming. Thus, remote sensing is a proper choice for monitoring environmental problem. This research aims to study the effect of environmental factors on soil salinity and to map the spatial distribution of this salinity over the southern east part of Tunisia by means of remote sensing and geostatistical techniques. For this purpose, we used Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer data to depict geomorphological parameters: elevation, slope, plan curvature (PLC), profile curvature (PRC), and aspect...
April 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288000/age-associated-chromatin-relaxation-is-enhanced-in-huntington-s-disease-mice
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Myungsun Park, Byungkuk Min, Kyuheum Jeon, Sunwha Cho, Jung Sun Park, Jisun Kim, Jeha Jeon, Jinhoi Song, Seokho Kim, Sangkyun Jeong, Hyemyung Seo, Yong-Kook Kang
Expansion of polyglutamine stretch in the huntingtin (HTT) protein is a major cause of Huntington's disease (HD). The polyglutamine part in HTT interacts with various proteins implicated in epigenetic regulation of genes, suggesting that mutant HTT may disturb the integrity of the epigenetic system. Here, we used a PCRseq-based method to examine expression profile of 395 exonic segments from 260 "epi-driver" genes in splenic T lymphocytes from aged HD mice. We identified 67 exonic segments differentially expressed between young and aged HD mice, most of them upregulated in the aged...
March 12, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269179/projected-current-density-comparison-in-tdcs-block-and-smooth-fe-modeling
#13
Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir
Current density distribution and projected current density calculation following transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) forward model in a human head were compared between two modeling pipelines: block and smooth. Block model was directly constructed from MRI voxel resolution and simulated in C. Smooth models underwent a boundary smoothing process by applying recursive Gaussian filters and simulated in COMSOL. Three smoothing levels were added to determine their effects on current density distribution compared to block models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259582/development-of-passive-samplers-for-in-situ-measurement-of-pyrethroid-insecticides-in-surface-water
#14
Jiaying Xue, Chunyang Liao, Jie Wang, Zachary Cryder, Tianbo Xu, Fengmao Liu, Jay Gan
Pyrethroid insecticides are widely used in urban environments, and their occurrence has been recently associated with aquatic toxicity in urban surface streams. Synthetic pyrethroids are strongly hydrophobic compounds, highlighting the importance of the freely dissolved concentration (Cfree), rather than the total chemical concentration, for better prediction of potential effects in aquatic ecosystems. The goal of this study was to develop a simple, robust and field-applicable passive sampling methodology that may be used for in situ monitoring of trace levels of pyrethroids in surface water...
March 1, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239407/the-greek-orthodox-version-of-the-brief-religious-coping-b-rcope-instrument-psychometric-properties-in-three-samples-and-associations-with-mental-disorders-suicidality-illness-perceptions-and-quality-of-life
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Vassiliki Paika, Elias Andreoulakis, Elisavet Ntountoulaki, Dimitra Papaioannou, Konstantinos Kotsis, Vassiliki Siafaka, Konstantinos N Fountoulakis, Kenneth I Pargament, Andre F Carvalho, Thomas Hyphantis
BACKGROUND: The B-RCOPE is a brief measure assessing religious coping. We aimed to assess the psychometric properties of its Greek version in people with and without long-term conditions (LTCs). Associations between religious coping and mental illness, suicidality, illness perceptions, and quality of life were also investigated. METHODS: The B-RCOPE was administered to 351 patients with diabetes, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD), and rheumatic diseases attending either the emergency department (N = 74) or specialty clinics (N = 302) and 127 people without LTCs...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236751/perirhinal-cortex-tracks-degree-of-recent-as-well-as-cumulative-lifetime-experience-with-object-concepts
#16
Devin Duke, Chris B Martin, Ben Bowles, Ken McRae, Stefan Köhler
Evidence from numerous sources indicates that recognition of the prior occurrence of objects requires computations of perirhinal cortex (PrC) in the medial temporal lobe. Extant research has primarily probed recognition memory based on item exposure in a recent experimental study episode. Outside the laboratory, however, familiarity for objects typically accrues gradually with learning across many different episodic contexts, which can be distributed over a lifetime of experience. It is currently unknown whether PrC also tracks this cumulative lifetime experience with object concepts...
January 31, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227409/projected-current-density-comparison-in-tdcs-block-and-smooth-fe-modeling
#17
Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir, Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir, Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir
Current density distribution and projected current density calculation following transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) forward model in a human head were compared between two modeling pipelines: block and smooth. Block model was directly constructed from MRI voxel resolution and simulated in C. Smooth models underwent a boundary smoothing process by applying recursive Gaussian filters and simulated in COMSOL. Three smoothing levels were added to determine their effects on current density distribution compared to block models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215965/menin-regulates-inhbb-expression-through-an-akt-ezh2-mediated-h3k27-histone-modification
#18
Samuele Gherardi, Doriane Ripoche, Ivan Mikaelian, Marie Chanal, Romain Teinturier, Delphine Goehrig, Martine Cordier-Bussat, Chang X Zhang, Ana Hennino, Philippe Bertolino
Although Men1 is a well-known tumour suppressor gene, little is known about the functions of Menin, the protein it encodes for. Since few years, numerous publications support a major role of Menin in the control of epigenetics gene regulation. While Menin interaction with MLL complex favours transcriptional activation of target genes through H3K4me3 marks, Menin also represses gene expression via mechanisms involving the Polycomb repressing complex (PRC). Interestingly, Ezh2, the PRC-methyltransferase that catalyses H3K27me3 repressive marks and Menin have been shown to co-occupy a large number of promoters...
February 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215373/prevention-research-center-collaborations-with-state-departments-of-health-washington-state
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EDITORIAL
Peggy A Hannon, Thuy T Vu, Patricia Migliore Santiago, Pama Joyner, Caitlin Mason, Jeffrey R Harris
State health departments and Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) have complementary mandates and expertise important to improving population health. State health departments manage and administer numerous programs with broad population reach. PRCs bridge dissemination and implementation research and public health practice to improve health programming and outcomes. This paper describes the 15-year partnership between the Washington State Department of Health and the PRC at the University of Washington. Through this partnership, the Washington State Department of Health increases their research and evaluation capacity by working with the University of Washington PRC, and the University of Washington PRC receives opportunities to apply evidence in a variety of practice settings, expand the reach of their research-tested programs to new populations, and form new partnerships...
March 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195958/rehospitalization-in-the-first-year-following-veteran-and-service-member-tbi-a-va-tbi-model-systems-study
#20
Johanna Tran, Flora Hammond, Kristen Dams-OʼConnor, Xinyu Tang, Blessen Eapen, Marissa McCarthy, Risa Nakase-Richardson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and causes of rehospitalization following military or Veteran traumatic brain injury (TBI). SETTING: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers (VHA PRCs). PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive sample of VHA TBI Model System participants (N = 401). DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. MAIN MEASURES: Number and type of rehospitalizations in first year post-TBI...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
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