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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718047/antigenic-variability-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-serotype-o-during-serial-cytolytic-passage
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Saravanan Subramaniam, Biswajit Das, Jitendra K Biswal, Rajeev Ranjan, Bramhadev Pattnaik
The emergence and disappearance of antigenic variants of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) during a field outbreak occurs periodically due to the volatile nature of its genome. In the present analysis, change in antigenic behavior of serotype O FMDV during the serial cytolytic passage in the absence of immune pressure was observed. Initially, the isolate showed a poor antigenic match (relationship value <0.3) with the serotype O vaccine strain and upon serial passage increase in relationship value was observed...
July 17, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716951/a-calcium-diacylglycerol-stimulated-protein-kinase-c-c-elegans-pkc-2-links-thermal-signals-to-learned-behavior-by-acting-in-a-sensory-neuron-and-intestinal-cells
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Marianne Land, Charles S Rubin
Ca(2+) and diacylglycerol (DAG) activated protein kinase C (cPKC) promotes learning and behavioral plasticity. However, knowledge of in vivo regulation and exact functions of cPKCs that affect behavior is limited. We show that PKC-2, a C. elegans cPKC, is essential for a complex behavior, thermotaxis. C. elegans memorizes a nutrient-associated cultivation temperature (Tc) and migrates along Tc within a 17-25°C gradient. pkc-2 gene disruption abrogated thermotaxis; a PKC-2 transgene, driven by endogenous pkc-2 promoters, restored thermotaxis behavior in pkc-2(-/-) animals...
July 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715704/oxytocin-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-attachment-and-ptsd-results-from-the-national-health-and-resilience-in-veterans-study
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Lauren M Sippel, Shizhong Han, Laura E Watkins, Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, Steven M Southwick, John H Krystal, Miranda Olff, Richard Sherva, Lindsay A Farrer, Henry R Kranzler, Joel Gelernter, Robert H Pietrzak
The human oxytocin system is implicated in social behavior and stress recovery. Polymorphisms in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) may interact with attachment style to predict stress-related psychopathology like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The objective of this study was to examine independent and interactive effects of the OXTR single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs53576, which has been associated with stress reactivity, support-seeking, and PTSD in prior studies, and attachment style on risk for PTSD in a nationally representative sample of 2163 European-American (EA) U...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712090/does-prior-traumatization-affect-the-treatment-outcome-of-cbt-for-panic-disorder-the-potential-role-of-the-maoa-gene-and-depression-symptoms
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Sebastian Trautmann, Jan Richter, Markus Muehlhan, Michael Höfler, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Katharina Domschke, Andreas Ströhle, Alfons O Hamm, Heike Weber, Tilo Kircher, Volker Arolt, Alexander L Gerlach, Georg W Alpers, Thomas Fydrich, Thomas Lang, Andreas Reif
Although cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is highly effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders, many patients still do not benefit. This study investigates whether a history of traumatic event experience is negatively associated with outcomes of CBT for panic disorder. The moderating role of the monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene and depression symptoms as well as the association between trauma history and fear reactivity as a potential mechanism are further analyzed. We conducted a post-hoc analysis of 172 male and 60 female patients with panic disorder treated with CBT in a multi-center study...
July 15, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711815/geschwind-syndrome-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-neuroanatomical-and-neuropsychological-features-over-9-years
#5
Laura Veronelli, Sara J Makaretz, Megan Quimby, Bradford C Dickerson, Jessica A Collins
Geschwind Syndrome, a characteristic behavioral syndrome frequently described in patients affected by temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), consists of the following features: hyper-religiosity, hypergraphia, hyposexuality, and irritability. Here we report the 9-year-clinical course of a case of Geschwind Syndrome that developed as a first and salient clinical expression of right temporal lobe variant of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Only one patient affected by frontotemporal dementia has previously been shown to present with Geschwind Syndrome...
June 27, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710275/a-ph-dependent-switch-promotes-%C3%AE-synuclein-fibril-formation-via-glutamate-residues
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Gina M Moriarty, Michael P Olson, Tamr B Atieh, Maria K Janowska, Sagar D Khare, Jean Baum
Alpha-synuclein (αS) is the primary protein associated with Parkinson's disease, and undergoes aggregation from its intrinsically disordered monomeric form to a cross-β fibrillar form. The closely related homolog beta-synuclein (βS) is essentially fibril resistant under cytoplasmic physiological conditions. Toxic gain of function by βS has been linked to dysfunction, but the aggregation behavior of βS under altered pH is not well understood. In this work, we compare fibril formation of αS and βS at pH 7...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709830/pathologic-findings-in-breast-fallopian-tube-and-ovary-specimens-in-non-brca-hereditary-breast-and-or-ovarian-cancer-syndromes-a-study-of-18-patients-with-deleterious-germline-mutations-in-rad51c-bard1-brip1-palb2-mutyh-or-chek2
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J Kenneth Schoolmeester, Ann M Moyer, McKinsey L Goodenberger, Gary L Keeney, Jodi M Carter, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez
Germline BRCA mutations account for a significant proportion of genetic/familial risk of breast and ovarian cancer (GBOC) susceptibility, but a broader spectrum of GBOC susceptibility genes has emerged in recent years. Genotype to phenotype correlations are known for some established forms of GBOC, however whether such correlations exist for less common GBOC variants is unclear. We reviewed our institution's experience with non-BRCA GBOC, looking specifically for trends in pathologic and clinical features. Eighteen women with deleterious germline mutations in RAD51C (5 patients), BARD1 (1 patient), BRIP1 (2 patients), PALB2 (3 patients), MUTYH (2 patients) or CHEK2 (5 patients) were identified between January 2011 and December 2016...
July 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709133/exhaustive-rotamer-search-of-the-4-c1-conformation-of-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-d-galactopyranose
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Enrique A Del Vigo, Carla Marino, Carlos A Stortz
An exhaustive search approach was used to establish all possible rotamers of α- and β-d-galactopyranose using DFT at the B3LYP/6-311+G** and M06-2X/6-311+G** levels, both in vacuum calculations, and including two variants of continuum solvent models as PCM and SMD to simulate water solutions. Free energies were also calculated. MM3 was used as the starting point for calculations, using a dielectric constant of 1.5 for vacuum modeling, and 80 for water solution modeling. For the vacuum calculations, out of the theoretically possible 729 rotamers, only about a hundred rendered stable minima, highly stabilized by hydrogen bonding and scattered in a ca...
May 6, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707012/soluble-form-of-transferrin-receptor-1-level-is-associated-with-the-age-at-first-diagnosis-and-the-risk-of-therapeutic-intervention-and-iron-overloading-in-patients-with-non-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia
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Paolo Ricchi, Antonella Meloni, Silvia Costantini, Anna Spasiano, Tiziana Di Matola, Alessia Pepe, Patrizia Cinque, Aldo Filosa
We retrospectively evaluated the relationship between serum transferrin receptor-1 (sTfR1) and some fundamental events in the life and the management (the age at diagnosis, the age at the first red blood cells transfusion, the age at splenectomy, and the overall need of chelation therapy) of 111 patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT) subdivided in four genetic entities: patients with homozygous or compound heterozygous state for β-thalassemia, patients with triplicated α genotype associated with β heterozygosity, patients with deletional HbH, and patients with the combination of a β defect plus a β chain variant...
July 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705582/polymorphisms-in-sex-steroid-receptors-from-gene-sequence-to-behavior
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Donna L Maney
Sex steroid receptors have received much interest as potential mediators of human behaviors and mental disorders. Candidate gene association studies have identified about 50 genetic variants of androgen and estrogen receptors that correlate with human behavioral phenotypes. Because most of these polymorphisms lie outside coding regions, discerning their effect on receptor function is not straightforward. Thus, although discoveries of associations improve our ability to predict risk, they have not greatly advanced our understanding of underlying mechanisms...
July 10, 2017: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704368/mouse-models-of-17q21-31-microdeletion-and-microduplication-syndromes-highlight-the-importance-of-kansl1-for-cognition
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Thomas Arbogast, Giovanni Iacono, Claire Chevalier, Nurudeen O Afinowi, Xander Houbaert, Matthijs C van Eede, Christine Laliberte, Marie-Christine Birling, Katrin Linda, Hamid Meziane, Mohammed Selloum, Tania Sorg, Nael Nadif Kasri, David A Koolen, Henk G Stunnenberg, R Mark Henkelman, Maksym Kopanitsa, Yann Humeau, Bert B A De Vries, Yann Herault
Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS) is a multi-system disorder characterized by intellectual disability, friendly behavior, and congenital malformations. The syndrome is caused either by microdeletions in the 17q21.31 chromosomal region or by variants in the KANSL1 gene. The reciprocal 17q21.31 microduplication syndrome is associated with psychomotor delay, and reduced social interaction. To investigate the pathophysiology of 17q21.31 microdeletion and microduplication syndromes, we generated three mouse models: 1) the deletion (Del/+); or 2) the reciprocal duplication (Dup/+) of the 17q21...
July 13, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703115/incidental-diagnosis-of-the-tall-cell-variant-of-the-papillary-microcarcinoma-of-the-thyroid-gland-requires-completion-lymphadenectomy-case-report
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I Bartella, F Meyer, K Frauenschläger, K Reschke, Th Wallbaum, B Buth, C Bruns, C Chiapponi
Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common neoplasm of the thyroid gland which is usually associated with a very good prognosis. The aim of this case report is to present the disease course of a rare tumor of the thyroid gland, which is worthwhile due to its extraordinary appearance and specific management. A 46-year-old patient presented with a pronounced right-sided, but bilateral, multinodular goiter, with a volume of approximately 80 mL, as assessed on ultrasonography. Surgical removal was indicated as scintigraphy showed a 4-cm cold nodule that almost completely took up the right thyroid lobe...
June 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701861/a-preliminary-genome-wide-association-study-of-pain-related-fear-implications-for-orofacial-pain
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Cameron L Randall, Casey D Wright, Jonathan M Chernus, Daniel W McNeil, Eleanor Feingold, Richard J Crout, Katherine Neiswanger, Robert J Weyant, John R Shaffer, Mary L Marazita
BACKGROUND: Acute and chronic orofacial pain can significantly impact overall health and functioning. Associations between fear of pain and the experience of orofacial pain are well-documented, and environmental, behavioral, and cognitive components of fear of pain have been elucidated. Little is known, however, regarding the specific genes contributing to fear of pain. METHODS: A genome-wide association study (GWAS; N = 990) was performed to identify plausible genes that may predispose individuals to various levels of fear of pain...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701492/behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-distinct-phenotypes-with-unique-functional-profiles
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Claire M O'Connor, Ramon Landin-Romero, Lindy Clemson, Cassandra Kaizik, Naomi Daveson, John R Hodges, Sharpley Hsieh, Olivier Piguet, Eneida Mioshi
OBJECTIVE: To identify distinct behavioral phenotypes of behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) and to elucidate differences in functional, neuroimaging, and progression to residential care placement. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients with bvFTD were included in a cluster analysis applying levels of disinhibition and apathy (Cambridge Behavioural Inventory-Revised) to identify phenotypic subgroups. Between-group (Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney U) functional differences (Disability Assessment for Dementia) and time to residential care placement (survival analyses) were examined...
July 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700422/cervical-squamous-carcinomas-with-prominent-acantholysis-and-areas-resembling-breast-lobular-carcinoma-an-aggressive-form-of-dedifferentation
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Kerry Scott, Gareth Bryson, Jackie Jamison, Michael Coutts, W Glenn McCluggage
There have been occasional reports of primary cervical adenocarcinoma with areas of dedifferentiation resulting in morphologic mimicry of breast lobular carcinoma. We describe 4 cases of primary cervical squamous carcinoma with prominent acantholysis (3 cases), areas resembling breast lobular carcinoma (3 cases) or both (2 cases). All 4 tumors showed positivity with p63 and CK5/6 and 3 of 4 exhibited block-type immunoreactivity with p16. Two of the 4 cases contained high-risk human papillomavirus (types 16 and 18) on molecular testing; of the 2 cases which were human papillomavirus negative, 1 exhibited patchy nonblock immunoreactivity with p16...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697554/egocentric-versus-allocentric-spatial-memory-in-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Sicong Tu, Hugo J Spiers, John R Hodges, Olivier Piguet, Michael Hornberger
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) can be challenging, in particular when patients present with significant memory problems, which can increase the chance of a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Growing evidence suggests spatial orientation is a reliable cognitive marker able to differentiate these two clinical syndromes. OBJECTIVE: Assess the integrity of egocentric and allocentric heading orientation and memory in bvFTD and AD, and their clinical implications...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696432/cross-disorder-risk-gene-cacna1c-differentially-modulates-susceptibility-to-psychiatric-disorders-during-development-and-adulthood
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N Dedic, M L Pöhlmann, J S Richter, D Mehta, D Czamara, M W Metzger, J Dine, B T Bedenk, J Hartmann, K V Wagner, A Jurik, L M Almli, A Lori, S Moosmang, F Hofmann, C T Wotjak, G Rammes, M Eder, A Chen, K J Ressler, W Wurst, M V Schmidt, E B Binder, J M Deussing
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in CACNA1C, the α1C subunit of the voltage-gated L-type calcium channel Cav1.2, rank among the most consistent and replicable genetics findings in psychiatry and have been associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. However, genetic variants of complex diseases often only confer a marginal increase in disease risk, which is additionally influenced by the environment. Here we show that embryonic deletion of Cacna1c in forebrain glutamatergic neurons promotes the manifestation of endophenotypes related to psychiatric disorders including cognitive decline, impaired synaptic plasticity, reduced sociability, hyperactivity and increased anxiety...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693223/distinct-subcellular-localization-of-e-cadherin-between-epithelioid-angiomyolipoma-and-triphasic-angiomyolipoma-a-preliminary-case-control-study
#18
Xin-Gang Bi, Lei Guo, Xiao-Liang Wang, Qian Wei, Qiang Du, Wen-Hao Jiang, Guang-Yuan Zheng, Hong-Tu Zhang, Jian-Hui Ma, Shan Zheng
Epithelioid angiomyolipoma (EAML) is a rare variant of angiomyolipoma (AML). Previous studies have demonstrated that epithelial (E-)cadherin is expressed in two subtypes of AML, EAML and triphasic AML; however, the expression pattern of E-cadherin remains unclear. In the present study, a preliminary case-control study was conducted to determine the expression pattern of E-cadherin between EAML and triphasic AML, the control, focusing on the subcellular localization and expression category of E-cadherin. No significant difference was identified in the age, sex, history of tuberous sclerosis, smoking and alcohol consumption between the two groups (P>0...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692463/syringotropic-mycosis-fungoides-a-rare-form-of-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-enabling-a-histopathologic-sigh-of-relief
#19
Larisa M Lehmer, Kyle T Amber, Sébastien M de Feraudy
Syringotropic mycosis fungoides (STMF) is a very rare variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. It follows a much milder disease course than its clinically indistinguishable adnexal counterpart, folliculotropic mycosis fungoides (FMF). We report a case of a 36-year-old man who presented with erythematous, studded papules and plaques on the left upper extremity and right anterior thigh diagnosed as mycosis fungoides (MF) Stage 1A on initial superficial shave biopsy. Lesions recurred after initial improvement with narrow-band ultraviolet light therapy demonstrating a concentration of abnormal lymphocytes around eccrine sweat glands on repeat biopsy consistent with STMF...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691164/pick-s-disease-with-neuronal-four-repeat-tau-accumulation-in-the-basal-ganglia-brain-stem-nuclei-and-cerebellum
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Chikako Ikeda, Osamu Yokota, Tomoko Miki, Shintaro Takenoshita, Hideki Ishizu, Yoko Mori, Kiyohiro Yamazaki, Yuki Ozaki, Shu-Ichi Ueno, Takeshi Ishihara, Masato Hasegawa, Seishi Terada, Norihito Yamada
It is very rare that cases of Pick's disease, a representative three-repeat (3R) tauopathy, also have significant four-repeat (4R) tau accumulation. Here, we report a Pick's disease case that clinically showed behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia without motor disturbance during the course, and pathologically had 3R tau-positive Pick bodies as well as numerous 4R tau-positive neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions (NCIs). Abundant 3R tau-positive 4R tau-negative spherical or horseshoe-shaped Pick bodies were found in the frontotemporal cortex, limbic region, striatum and pontine nucleus...
July 9, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
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