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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401828/preoccupied-but-not-dismissing-attachment-states-of-mind-are-associated-with-nonsuicidal-self-injury
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Jodi Martin, Jean-François Bureau, Marie-France Lafontaine, Paula Cloutier, Celia Hsiao, Dominique Pallanca, Paul Meinz
In this investigation the factor structure of the Adult Attachment Interview was studied in a partially at-risk sample of 120 young adults. More specifically, 60 participants had engaged in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI; 53 females, M age = 20.38 years), and 60 were non-self-injuring controls matched by age and sex. Theoretically anticipated differential associations between preoccupied (but not dismissing) states of mind and NSSI were then examined. Exploratory factor analyses identified evidence for two weakly correlated state of mind dimensions (i...
May 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389394/kinetically-accessible-yield-kay-for-redirection-of-metabolism-to-produce-exo-metabolites
#2
Jimmy G Lafontaine Rivera, Matthew K Theisen, Po-Wei Chen, James C Liao
The product formation yield (product formed per unit substrate consumed) is often the most important performance indicator in metabolic engineering. Until now, the actual yield cannot be predicted, but it can be bounded by its maximum theoretical value. The maximum theoretical yield is calculated by considering the stoichiometry of the pathways and cofactor regeneration involved. Here we found that in many cases, dynamic stability becomes an issue when excessive pathway flux is drawn to a product. This constraint reduces the yield and renders the maximal theoretical yield too loose to be predictive...
April 5, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371731/proteomic-response-of-macrobrachium-rosenbergii-hepatopancreas-exposed-to-chlordecone-identification-of-endocrine-disruption-biomarkers
#3
Anne Lafontaine, Dominique Baiwir, Célia Joaquim-Justo, Edwin De Pauw, Soazig Lemoine, Céline Boulangé-Lecomte, Joëlle Forget-Leray, Jean-Pierre Thomé, Eric Gismondi
The present work is the first study investigating the impacts of chlordecone, an organochlorine insecticide, on the proteome of the decapod crustacean Macrobrachium rosenbergii, by gel-free proteomic analysis. The hepatopancreas protein expression variations were analysed in organisms exposed to three environmental relevant concentrations of chlordecone (i.e. 0.2, 2 and 20µg/L). Results revealed that 62 proteins were significantly up- or down-regulated in exposed prawns compared to controls. Most of these proteins are involved in important physiological processes such as ion transport, defense mechanisms and immune system, cytoskeleton dynamics, or protein synthesis and degradation...
March 31, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330777/altered-visual-repetition-suppression-in-fragile-x-syndrome-new-evidence-from-erps-and-oscillatory-activity
#4
Simon Rigoulot, Inga S Knoth, Marc-Philippe Lafontaine, Phetsamone Vannasing, Philippe Major, Sébastien Jacquemont, Jacques L Michaud, Karim Jerbi, Sarah Lippé
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is a neurodevelopmental genetic disorder associated with cognitive and behavioural deficits. In particular, neuronal habituation processes have been shown to be altered in FXS patients. Yet, while such deficits have been primarily explored using auditory stimuli, less is known in the visual modality. Here, we investigated the putative alteration of repetition suppression using faces in FXS patients compared to controls that had the same age distribution. Electroencephalographic (EEG) signals were acquired while participants were presented with 18 different faces, each repeated ten times successively...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287730/discovery-of-n-3r-4r-4-fluoro-1-6-3-methoxy-1-methyl-1h-pyrazol-4-yl-amino-9-methyl-9h-purin-2-yl-pyrrolidine-3-yl-acrylamide-pf-06747775-through-structure-based-drug-design-a-high-affinity-irreversible-inhibitor-targeting-oncogenic-egfr-mutants-with-selectivity
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Simon Planken, Douglas C Behenna, Sajiv K Nair, Theodore O Johnson, Asako Nagata, Chau Almaden, Simon Bailey, T Eric Ballard, Louise Bernier, Hengmiao Cheng, Sujin Cho-Schultz, Deepak Dalvie, Judith G Deal, Dac M Dinh, Martin P Edwards, Rose Ann Ferre, Ketan S Gajiwala, Michelle Hemkens, Robert S Kania, John C Kath, Jean Matthews, Brion W Murray, Sherry Niessen, Suvi T M Orr, Mason Pairish, Neal W Sach, Hong Shen, Manli Shi, James Solowiej, Khanh Tran, Elaine Tseng, Paolo Vicini, Yuli Wang, Scott L Weinrich, Ru Zhou, Michael Zientek, Longqing Liu, Yiqin Luo, Shuibo Xin, Chengyi Zhang, Jennifer Lafontaine
Mutant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a major driver of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Marketed first generation inhibitors, such as erlotinib, effect a transient beneficial response in EGFR mutant NSCLC patients before resistance mechanisms render these inhibitors ineffective. Secondary oncogenic EGFR mutations account for approximately 50% of relapses, the most common being the gatekeeper T790M substitution that renders existing therapies ineffective. The discovery of PF-06459988 (1), an irreversible pyrrolopyrimidine inhibitor of EGFR T790M mutants, was recently disclosed...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228566/reduced-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Victoria P Mery, Priti Gros, Anne-Louise Lafontaine, Ann Robinson, Andrea Benedetti, R John Kimoff, Marta Kaminska
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and nonmotor symptoms (NMS), including cognitive dysfunction, in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: Patients with idiopathic PD, recruited from a movement disorder clinic, underwent overnight polysomnography. OSA was defined as an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥15/h. PD severity was assessed using the Hoehn & Yahr (H&Y) scale and the Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS)...
February 22, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209210/a-direct-observation-method-for-auditing-large-urban-centers-using-stratified-sampling-mobile-gis-technology-and-virtual-environments
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Sean J V Lafontaine, M Sawada, Elizabeth Kristjansson
BACKGROUND: With the expansion and growth of research on neighbourhood characteristics, there is an increased need for direct observational field audits. Herein, we introduce a novel direct observational audit method and systematic social observation instrument (SSOI) for efficiently assessing neighbourhood aesthetics over large urban areas. METHODS: Our audit method uses spatial random sampling stratified by residential zoning and incorporates both mobile geographic information systems technology and virtual environments...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187532/testicular-sperm-aspiration-tesa-for-infertile-couples-with-severe-or-complete-asthenozoospermia
#8
A H Al-Malki, K Alrabeeah, E Mondou, V Brochu-Lafontaine, S Phillips, A Zini
The aim of the study was to evaluate reproductive outcomes in a cohort of infertile couples with severe and complete asthenozoospermia undergoing TESA (testicular sperm aspiration) with ICSI. We conducted a retrospective study of 28 couples with complete or severe asthenozoospermia who underwent TESA between January 2010 and December 2015. We compared TESA-ICSI outcomes of these couples to ejaculate ICSI outcomes of 40 couples with severe asthenozoospermia treated during the same time period at our institution...
March 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160690/use-of-concurrent-mixed-methods-combining-concept-mapping-and-focus-groups-to-adapt-a-health-equity-tool-in-canada
#9
Anne Guichard, Émilie Tardieu, Christian Dagenais, Kareen Nour, Ginette Lafontaine, Valéry Ridde
The aim of this project was to identify and prioritize a set of conditions to be considered for incorporating a health equity tool into public health practice. Concept mapping and focus groups were implemented as complementary methods to investigate the conditions of use of a health equity tool by public health organizations in Quebec. Using a hybrid integrated research design is a richer way to address the complexity of questions emerging from intervention and planning settings. This approach provides a deeper, operational, and contextualized understanding of research results involving different professional and organizational cultures, and thereby supports the decision-making process...
January 7, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146328/many-places-called-home-the-adaptive-value-of-seasonal-adjustments-in-range-fidelity
#10
Alexandre Lafontaine, Pierre Drapeau, Daniel Fortin, Martin-Hugues St-Laurent
The vast majority of animal species display range fidelity, a space-use behaviour enhancing familiarity with local habitat features. While the fitness benefits of this behaviour have been demonstrated in a variety of taxa, some species or populations rather display infidelity, displacing their home range over time. Others, such as many ungulate species, show seasonal adjustments in their range fidelity to accommodate changes in the dominance of limiting factors or in the distribution of resources. Few empirical studies have explored the adaptive value of seasonal adjustments in range fidelity...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120101/virus-induced-gene-silencing-in-rauwolfia-species
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Cyrielle Corbin, Florent Lafontaine, Liuda Johana Sepúlveda, Ines Carqueijeiro, Martine Courtois, Arnaud Lanoue, Thomas Dugé de Bernonville, Sébastien Besseau, Gaëlle Glévarec, Nicolas Papon, Lucia Atehortúa, Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarc'h, Marc Clastre, Benoit St-Pierre, Audrey Oudin, Vincent Courdavault
Elucidation of the monoterpene indole alkaloid biosynthesis has recently progressed in Apocynaceae through the concomitant development of transcriptomic analyses and reverse genetic approaches performed by virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS). While most of these tools have been primarily adapted for the Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), the VIGS procedure has scarcely been used on other Apocynaceae species. For instance, Rauwolfia sp. constitutes a unique source of specific and valuable monoterpene indole alkaloids such as the hypertensive reserpine but are also well recognized models for studying alkaloid metabolism, and as such would benefit from an efficient VIGS procedure...
January 24, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119796/distal-radius-fractures-do-not-displace-following-splint-or-cast-removal-in-the-acute-postreduction-period-a-prospective-observational-study
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Brock D Foster, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, Nathanael Heckmann, William C Pannell, Ram K Alluri, Alidad Ghiassi
Background Displacement of distal radius fractures has been previously described in the literature; however, little is known about fracture displacement following splint or cast removal at the initial clinic visit following reduction and immobilization. Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for fracture displacement following splint or cast removal and physical examination in the acute postinjury period. Methods All patients with a closed distal radius fracture who presented to our orthopedic hand clinic within 3 weeks of injury were prospectively enrolled in our study...
February 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094274/folivory-elicits-a-strong-defense-reaction-in-catharanthus-roseus-metabolomic-and-transcriptomic-analyses-reveal-distinct-local-and-systemic-responses
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Thomas Dugé de Bernonville, Inês Carqueijeiro, Arnaud Lanoue, Florent Lafontaine, Paloma Sánchez Bel, Franziska Liesecke, Karine Musset, Audrey Oudin, Gaëlle Glévarec, Olivier Pichon, Sébastien Besseau, Marc Clastre, Benoit St-Pierre, Victor Flors, Stéphane Maury, Elisabeth Huguet, Sarah E O'Connor, Vincent Courdavault
Plants deploy distinct secondary metabolisms to cope with environment pressure and to face bio-aggressors notably through the production of biologically active alkaloids. This metabolism-type is particularly elaborated in Catharanthus roseus that synthesizes more than a hundred different monoterpene indole alkaloids (MIAs). While the characterization of their biosynthetic pathway now reaches completion, still little is known about the role of MIAs during biotic attacks. As a consequence, we developed a new plant/herbivore interaction system by challenging C...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071751/transcriptional-pausing-at-the-translation-start-site-operates-as-a-critical-checkpoint-for-riboswitch-regulation
#14
Adrien Chauvier, Frédéric Picard-Jean, Jean-Christophe Berger-Dancause, Laurène Bastet, Mohammad Reza Naghdi, Audrey Dubé, Pierre Turcotte, Jonathan Perreault, Daniel A Lafontaine
On the basis of nascent transcript sequencing, it has been postulated but never demonstrated that transcriptional pausing at translation start sites is important for gene regulation. Here we show that the Escherichia coli thiamin pyrophosphate (TPP) thiC riboswitch contains a regulatory pause site in the translation initiation region that acts as a checkpoint for thiC expression. By biochemically probing nascent transcription complexes halted at defined positions, we find a narrow transcriptional window for metabolite binding, in which the downstream boundary is delimited by the checkpoint...
January 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070316/consumers-preferences-for-fresh-yam-a-focus-group-study
#15
Carla Barlagne, Denis Cornet, Jean-Marc Blazy, Jean-Louis Diman, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine
In West and Central Africa and in the Caribbean, yam is one of the most important sources of carbohydrates and has a great potential to improve food security. The yam production sector is, however, now challenged by the satisfaction of evolving consumers' preferences. Since little is known about consumers' preferences regarding yams' characteristics, product quality, and the drivers of yam purchase, six focus group discussions were conducted (for a total of 31 participants). Among the purchasing criteria, price was considered more important than the others...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031474/field-evaluation-of-insecticides-for-control-of-cabbage-maggot-diptera-anthomyiidae-in-rutabaga-in-canada
#16
W G van Herk, R S Vernon, D R Waterer, J H Tolman, P J Lafontaine, R P Prasad
At the time of this research, there were only two insecticides registered for control of cabbage maggot, Delia radicum L., in rutabaga in Canada, one of which (diazinon) will be deregistered by 2017, and resistance having been reported in some areas for the other (chlorpyrifos). To screen for chemistries to replace these organophosphates, and obtain efficacy data comparable between key vegetable brassica production areas in Canada, four small plot field studies were conducted concurrently in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec in 2009...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997704/two-year-follow-up-outcomes-in-emotionally-focused-couple-therapy-an-investigation-of-relationship-satisfaction-and-attachment-trajectories
#17
Stephanie A Wiebe, Susan M Johnson, Marie-France Lafontaine, Melissa Burgess Moser, Tracy L Dalgleish, Giorgio A Tasca
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT; The practice of emotionally focused couple therapy: Creating connection. New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge) is an evidence-based couple therapy that aims to create lasting change for couples (Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 6(1), 67-79). Although studies have demonstrated strong results in follow-up (Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 28(4), 391-398), less is known about relationship functioning across time after therapy has ended. We modelled change in relationship satisfaction and attachment from pre-therapy through 24 months follow-up in 32 couples...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941652/functional-divergence-of-poplar-histidine-aspartate-kinase-hk1-paralogs-in-response-to-osmotic-stress
#18
François Héricourt, Françoise Chefdor, Inès Djeghdir, Mélanie Larcher, Florent Lafontaine, Vincent Courdavault, Daniel Auguin, Franck Coste, Christiane Depierreux, Mirai Tanigawa, Tatsuya Maeda, Gaëlle Glévarec, Sabine Carpin
Previous works have shown the existence of protein partnerships belonging to a MultiStep Phosphorelay (MSP) in Populus putatively involved in osmosensing. This study is focused on the identification of a histidine-aspartate kinase, HK1b, paralog of HK1a. The characterization of HK1b showed its ability to homo- and hetero-dimerize and to interact with a few Histidine-containing Phosphotransfer (HPt) proteins, suggesting a preferential partnership in poplar MSP linked to drought perception. Furthermore, determinants for interaction specificity between HK1a/1b and HPts were studied by mutagenesis analysis, identifying amino acids involved in this specificity...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935785/romantic-attachment-and-physical-intimate-partner-violence-perpetration-in-a-chilean-sample-the-mediating-role-of-emotion-regulation-difficulties
#19
Mnica Guzmn-Gonzlez, Marie-France Lafontaine, Christine Levesque
Despite evidence that adult attachment insecurity has been linked to the perpetration of physical intimate violence, the mechanisms underlying this link need further exploration. The goal of this study was to evaluate the mediating role of emotion regulation difficulties in the association between romantic attachment and the use of physical intimate partner violence. To this end, 611 students recruited from Chilean universities completed the Experiences in Close Relationships questionnaire, the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale, and the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales...
October 2016: Violence and Victims
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932974/patterns-of-longitudinal-neural-activity-linked-to-different-cognitive-profiles-in-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Atsuko Nagano-Saito, Mohamed S Al-Azzawi, Alexandru Hanganu, Clotilde Degroot, Béatriz Mejia-Constain, Christophe Bedetti, Anne-Louise Lafontaine, Valérie Soland, Sylvain Chouinard, Oury Monchi
Mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) has been linked with functional brain changes. Previously, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we reported reduced cortico-striatal activity in patients with PD who also had mild cognitive impairment (MCI) vs. those who did not (non-MCI). We followed up these patients to investigate the longitudinal effect on the neural activity. Twenty-four non-demented patients with Parkinson's disease (non-MCI: 12, MCI: 12) were included in the study. Each participant underwent two fMRIs while performing the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task 20 months apart...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
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