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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105856/evaluation-of-in-silico-tools-to-predict-the-skin-sensitization-potential-of-chemicals
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G R Verheyen, E Braeken, K Van Deun, S Van Miert
Public domain and commercial in silico tools were compared for their performance in predicting the skin sensitization potential of chemicals. The packages were either statistical based (Vega, CASE Ultra) or rule based (OECD Toolbox, Toxtree, Derek Nexus). In practice, several of these in silico tools are used in gap filling and read-across, but here their use was limited to make predictions based on presence/absence of structural features associated to sensitization. The top 400 ranking substances of the ATSDR 2011 Priority List of Hazardous Substances were selected as a starting point...
January 20, 2017: SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104004/-preliminary-discussion-of-the-we-media-used-in-the-teaching-of-the-history-of-medicine
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Y Y Xia
With the increase of new Internet platform, student access to knowledge is more and more diversified, ensuing in the challenge to the traditional classroom model. In order to be able to better attract the attention of students, and to guide the students' interest in learning, the author reform in the history of medicine electives, we push the micro letter public articles into the traditional classroom teaching. In order to enable students to actively participate in public reading and writing, a series of measures is adopted with better effect, full mobilization of the enthusiasm and interest of students, training of the abilities of the students, popularization and promotion of history of medical knowledge and mutual promotion of both teaching and learning...
September 28, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100912/cryptic-splice-activation-but-not-exon-skipping-is-observed-in-minigene-assays-of-dystrophin-c-9361-1g-a-mutation-identified-by-ngs
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Emma Tabe Eko Niba, Atsushi Nishida, Van Khanh Tran, Dung Chi Vu, Masaaki Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Awano, Tomoko Lee, Yasuhiro Takeshima, Hisahide Nishio, Masafumi Matsuo
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) discloses nucleotide changes in the genome. Mutations at splicing regulatory elements are expected to cause splicing errors, such as exon skipping, cryptic splice site activation, partial exon loss or intron retention. In dystrophinopathy patients, prediction of splicing outcomes is essential to determine the phenotype: either severe Duchenne or mild Becker muscular dystrophy, based on the reading frame rule. In a Vietnamese patient, NGS identified a c.9361+1G>A mutation in the dystrophin gene and an additional DNA variation of A>G at +117 bases in intron 64...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099651/contribution-of-oswaldo-paulo-forattini-to-public-health-analysis-of-scientific-production
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Juliana Gonçalves Reis, Keilla Miki Kobayashi, Helene Mariko Ueno, Cristiane Martins Ribeiro, Telma Abdalla de Oliveira Cardoso
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the main characteristics of the scientific production of Oswaldo Paulo Forattini, researcher and, for 40 years, editor of Revista de Saúde Pública. METHODS: Descriptive study with bibliometric approach conducted in three steps. (1) identification of bibliographic records using the following search strategy: "Oswaldo Paulo Forattini" OR "Forattini OP" OR "Forattini" up information sources Google Scholar, Web of Science, and PubMed, in July 2016, which retrieved 867 records...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097055/comprehensive-transcriptome-analysis-provides-new-insights-into-nutritional-strategies-and-phylogenetic-relationships-of-chrysophytes
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Daniela Beisser, Nadine Graupner, Christina Bock, Sabina Wodniok, Lars Grossmann, Matthijs Vos, Bernd Sures, Sven Rahmann, Jens Boenigk
BACKGROUND: Chrysophytes are protist model species in ecology and ecophysiology and important grazers of bacteria-sized microorganisms and primary producers. However, they have not yet been investigated in detail at the molecular level, and no genomic and only little transcriptomic information is available. Chrysophytes exhibit different trophic modes: while phototrophic chrysophytes perform only photosynthesis, mixotrophs can gain carbon from bacterial food as well as from photosynthesis, and heterotrophs solely feed on bacteria-sized microorganisms...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096900/ms_histonedb-a-manually-curated-resource-for-proteomic-analysis-of-human-and-mouse-histones
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Sara El Kennani, Annie Adrait, Alexey K Shaytan, Saadi Khochbin, Christophe Bruley, Anna R Panchenko, David Landsman, Delphine Pflieger, Jérôme Govin
BACKGROUND: Histones and histone variants are essential components of the nuclear chromatin. While mass spectrometry has opened a large window to their characterization and functional studies, their identification from proteomic data remains challenging. Indeed, the current interpretation of mass spectrometry data relies on public databases which are either not exhaustive (Swiss-Prot) or contain many redundant entries (UniProtKB or NCBI). Currently, no protein database is ideally suited for the analysis of histones and the complex array of mammalian histone variants...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096520/differences-in-prevalence-of-lymphovascular-invasion-among-early-gastric-cancers-between-korea-and-japan
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Sun-Young Lee, Naohisa Yoshida, Osamu Dohi, Sang Pyo Lee, Daisuke Ichikawa, Jeong Hwan Kim, In-Kyung Sung, Hyung Seok Park, Eigo Otsuji, Yoshito Itoh, Chan Sup Shim, Hye Seung Han, Mitsuo Kishimoto, Yuji Naito
Background/Aims: The presence of invasion is a diagnostic criterion of early gastric cancer (EGC) in Korea, whereas diagnosis in Japan is based on enlarged nuclei and prominent nucleoli. Moreover, the depth of invasion is the location of cancer cell infiltration in Korea, whereas it is the location of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) or cancer cell infiltration in Japan. We evaluated the characteristics of EGC with LVI to uncover the effects of different diagnostic criteria. Methods: Consecutive T1-stage EGC patients who underwent complete resection were included after endoscopic or surgical resection...
January 20, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095775/ara-peps-a-repository-of-putative-sorf-encoded-peptides-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Rashmi R Hazarika, Barbara De Coninck, Lidia R Yamamoto, Laura R Martin, Bruno P A Cammue, Vera van Noort
BACKGROUND: Many eukaryotic RNAs have been considered non-coding as they only contain short open reading frames (sORFs). However, there is increasing evidence for the translation of these sORFs into bioactive peptides with potent signaling, antimicrobial, developmental, antioxidant roles etc. Yet only a few peptides encoded by sORFs are annotated in the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana. RESULTS: To aid the functional annotation of these peptides, we have developed ARA-PEPs (available at http://www...
January 17, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093735/challenges-faced-by-older-nurses-in-singapore-a-mixed-methods-study
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S Y Ang, S B M Ayoob, N B S Hussain, T Uthaman, H Adenan, P Chiang, L T Ong, M K Fong, T Ostbye
BACKGROUND: In Singapore, employees aged 62-65 can continue to be employed if they meet the re-employment eligibility criteria. This policy, coupled with an ageing workforce, calls for age-friendly initiatives, specific to work-related challenges faced by older nurses. AIM: To determine work-related challenges faced by older nurses. METHODS: A mixed method sequential explanatory study was conducted with nurses, aged 50 and above, working in a healthcare cluster in Singapore...
January 17, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089245/diagnostic-accuracy-of-postmortem-imaging-vs-autopsy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Anders Eriksson, Torfinn Gustafsson, Malin Höistad, Monica Hultcrantz, Stella Jacobson, Ingegerd Mejare, Anders Persson
Background Postmortem imaging has been used for more than a century as a complement to medico-legal autopsies. The technique has also emerged as a possible alternative to compensate for the continuous decline in the number of clinical autopsies. To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of postmortem imaging for various types of findings, we performed this systematic literature review. Data sources The literature search was performed in the databases PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library through January 7, 2015. Relevant publications were assessed for risk of bias using the QUADAS tool and were classified as low, moderate or high risk of bias according to pre-defined criteria...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087545/predictors-of-public-support-for-nutrition-focused-policy-systems-and-environmental-change-strategies-in-los-angeles-county-2013
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Brenda Robles, Tony Kuo
BACKGROUND: Since 2010, federal and local agencies have invested broadly in a variety of nutrition-focused policy, systems and environmental change (PSE) initiatives in Los Angeles County (LAC). To date, little is known about whether the public supports such efforts. We address this gap in the literature by examining predictors of support for a variety of PSEs. METHODS: Voters residing in LAC (n=1007) were randomly selected to participate in a cross-sectional telephone survey commissioned by the LAC Department of Public Health...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086783/de-novo-transcriptome-analysis-of-rose-scented-geranium-provides-insights-into-the-metabolic-specificity-of-terpene-and-tartaric-acid-biosynthesis
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Lokesh K Narnoliya, Girija Kaushal, Sudhir P Singh, Rajender S Sangwan
BACKGROUND: Rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium sp.) is a perennial herb that produces a high value essential oil of fragrant significance due to the characteristic compositional blend of rose-oxide and acyclic monoterpenoids in foliage. Recently, the plant has also been shown to produce tartaric acid in leaf tissues. Rose-scented geranium represents top-tier cash crop in terms of economic returns and significance of the plant and plant products. However, there has hardly been any study on its metabolism and functional genomics, nor any genomic expression dataset resource is available in public domain...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080183/palliative-care-scorecard
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Sheri Kittelson, Read Pierce, Jeanie Youngwerth
BACKGROUND: In response to poor healthcare quality outcomes and rising costs, healthcare reform triple aim has increased requirements for providers to demonstrate value to payers, partners, and the public. OBJECTIVE: Electronically automating measurement of the meaningful impact of palliative care (PC) programs on clinical, operational, and financial systems over time is imperative to the success of the field and the goal of development of this automated PC scorecard...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077563/the-bioc-biogrid-corpus-full-text-articles-annotated-for-curation-of-protein-protein-and-genetic-interactions
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Rezarta Islamaj Doğan, Sun Kim, Andrew Chatr-Aryamontri, Christie S Chang, Rose Oughtred, Jennifer Rust, W John Wilbur, Donald C Comeau, Kara Dolinski, Mike Tyers
A great deal of information on the molecular genetics and biochemistry of model organisms has been reported in the scientific literature. However, this data is typically described in free text form and is not readily amenable to computational analyses. To this end, the BioGRID database systematically curates the biomedical literature for genetic and protein interaction data. This data is provided in a standardized computationally tractable format and includes structured annotation of experimental evidence. BioGRID curation necessarily involves substantial human effort by expert curators who must read each publication to extract the relevant information...
2017: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076599/applicability-of-the-spoken-knowledge-in-low-literacy-patients-with-diabetes-in-brazilian-elderly
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Jonas Gordilho Souza, Daniel Apolinario, José Marcelo Farfel, Omar Jaluul, Regina Miksian Magaldi, Alexandre Leopold Busse, Flávia Campora, Wilson Jacob-Filho
Objective: To translate, adapt and evaluate the properties of a Brazilian Portuguese version of the Spoken Knowledge in Low Literacy Patients with Diabetes, which is a questionnaire that evaluate diabetes knowledge. Methods: A cross-sectional study with type 2 diabetes patients aged ≥60 years, seen at a public healthcare organization in the city of Sao Paulo (SP). After the development of the Portuguese version, we evaluated the psychometrics properties and the association with sociodemographic and clinical variables...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074887/association-analysis-of-dyslexia-candidate-genes-in-a-dutch-longitudinal-sample
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Amaia Carrion-Castillo, Ben Maassen, Barbara Franke, Angelien Heister, Marlies Naber, Aryan van der Leij, Clyde Francks, Simon E Fisher
Dyslexia is a common specific learning disability with a substantive genetic component. Several candidate genes have been proposed to be implicated in dyslexia susceptibility, such as DYX1C1, ROBO1, KIAA0319, and DCDC2. Associations with variants in these genes have also been reported with a variety of psychometric measures tapping into the underlying processes that might be impaired in dyslexic people. In this study, we first conducted a literature review to select single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in dyslexia candidate genes that had been repeatedly implicated across studies...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068903/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-candidate-genes-for-the-biosynthesis-of-natural-insecticide-in-tanacetum-cinerariifolium
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Sana Khan, Swati Upadhyay, Feroz Khan, Sudeep Tandon, Rakesh Kumar Shukla, Sumit Ghosh, Vikrant Gupta, Suchitra Banerjee, Laiq Ur Rahman
BACKGROUND: Pyrethrins are monoterpenoids and consist of either a chrysanthemic acid or pyrethric acid with a rethrolone moiety. Natural pyrethrins are safe and eco-friendly while possessing strong insecticidal properties. Despite such advantages of commercial value coming with the eco-friendly tag, most enzymes/genes involved in the pyrethrin biosynthesis pathway remain unidentified and uncharacterized. Since the flowers of Tanacetum cinerariifolium are rich in major pyrethrins, next generation transcriptome sequencing was undertaken to compare the flowers and the leaves of the plant de novo to identify differentially expressed transcripts and ascertain which among them might be involved in and responsible for the differential accumulation of pyrethrins in T...
January 9, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068425/predictive-factors-for-pressure-ulcers-in-an-older-adult-population-hospitalized-for-hip-fractures-a-prognostic-cohort-study
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Paolo Chiari, Cristiana Forni, Monica Guberti, Domenica Gazineo, Sabrina Ronzoni, Fabio D'Alessandro
BACKGROUND: Older adult patients with fragility hip fractures constitute a population at high risk for complications, in particular pressure ulcers. The aim was to evaluate the incidence of pressure ulcers and potential predictive factors. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A prospective multicentric prognostic cohort study in orthopedic wards in three Italian public hospitals. Participants were all consecutive patients 65 years of age or older diagnosed with a fragility hip fracture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064207/rheumatoid-arthritis-is-getting-less-frequent-results-of-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Abhishek Abhishek, Michael Doherty, Chang-Fu Kuo, Christian D Mallen, Weiya Zhang, Matthew J Grainge
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to examine changes in the incidence and prevalence of RA between 1990 and 2014 and to explore if there is any geographic variation in the incidence and prevalence of RA in the UK. METHODS: This was a primary care-based prospective cohort study. People contributing acceptable data to Clinical Practice Research Datalink between 1 January 1990 and 31 December 2014 were included. Read codes were used to identify RA cases ⩾18 years of age...
January 7, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062390/the-readability-of-electronic-cigarette-health-information-and-advice-a-quantitative-analysis-of-web-based-information
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Albert Park, Shu-Hong Zhu, Mike Conway
BACKGROUND: The popularity and use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has increased across all demographic groups in recent years. However, little is currently known about the readability of health information and advice aimed at the general public regarding the use of e-cigarettes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to examine the readability of publicly available health information as well as advice on e-cigarettes. We compared information and advice available from US government agencies, nongovernment organizations, English speaking government agencies outside the United States, and for-profit entities...
January 6, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
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