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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166592/hiv-envelope-glycoform-heterogeneity-and-localized-diversity-govern-the-initiation-and-maturation-of-a-v2-apex-broadly-neutralizing-antibody-lineage
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Elise Landais, Ben Murrell, Bryan Briney, Sasha Murrell, Kimmo Rantalainen, Zachary T Berndsen, Alejandra Ramos, Lalinda Wickramasinghe, Melissa Laird Smith, Kemal Eren, Natalia de Val, Mengyu Wu, Audrey Cappelletti, Jeffrey Umotoy, Yolanda Lie, Terri Wrin, Paul Algate, Po-Ying Chan-Hui, Etienne Karita, Andrew B Ward, Ian A Wilson, Dennis R Burton, Davey Smith, Sergei L Kosakovsky Pond, Pascal Poignard
Understanding how broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) to HIV envelope (Env) develop during natural infection can help guide the rational design of an HIV vaccine. Here, we described a bnAb lineage targeting the Env V2 apex and the Ab-Env co-evolution that led to development of neutralization breadth. The lineage Abs bore an anionic heavy chain complementarity-determining region 3 (CDRH3) of 25 amino acids, among the shortest known for this class of Abs, and achieved breadth with only 10% nucleotide somatic hypermutation and no insertions or deletions...
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165437/endolymphatic-sac-tumour-in-von-hippel-lindau-disease-management-strategies
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E Zanoletti, L Girasoli, D Borsetto, G Opocher, A Mazzoni, A Martini
Endolymphatic sac tumour (ELST) is infrequent, as emerges from small series reported in the literature. It is a slow-growing malignancy with local aggressiveness and a low risk of distant metastases. It is often misdiagnosed because of the late onset of symptoms and difficulty in obtaining a biopsy. Its frequency is higher in von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease (a genetic systemic syndrome involving multiple tumours), with a prevalence of around 25%. The diagnosis is based on radiology, with specific patterns on contrast-enhanced MRI and typical petrous bone erosion on bone CT scan...
October 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164182/replantation-of-an-avulsed-tooth-after-one-day-of-storage-in-adverse-extraoral-dry-conditions-acceptable-outcome-after-a-10-year-follow-up
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Lluís Brunet-Llobet, Eduard Lahor-Soler, Jaume Miranda-Rius
This article reports a clinical case of a 10-year-old boy who sustained an avulsion of the maxillary right central incisor. The avulsed tooth was kept in adverse extraoral dry conditions for 26 hours from the moment of trauma until its replantation. Treatment guidelines for avulsed mature permanent teeth with closed apex were only partially followed. However, the clinical and radiographic findings after 10 years revealed acceptable functional outcome, in spite of ankylosis and root resorption of the replanted tooth, which was eventually treated cosmetically...
November 21, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164108/salicylic-acid-alleviates-aluminum-toxicity-in-soybean-roots-through-modulation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-metabolism
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Ning Liu, Fengbin Song, Xiancan Zhu, Jiangfeng You, Zhenming Yang, Xiangnan Li
As an important signal molecule, salicylic acid (SA) improves plant tolerance to aluminum (Al) stress. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of exogenous SA application on the dynamics of endogenous SA and reactive oxygen species in soybean (Glycine max L.) exposed to Al stress. The roots of soybean seedlings were exposed to a combination of AlCl3 (30 μM) and SA (10 μM)/PAC (100 μM, paclobutrazol, SA biosynthesis inhibitor) for 3, 6, 9, and 12 h. Al stress induced an increase in endogenous SA concentration in a time-dependent manner, also verified by the up-regulated expression of GmNPR1, an SA-responsive gene...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164019/quantitative-analysis-of-electro-anatomical-maps-application-to-an-experimental-model-of-left-bundle-branch-block-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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David Soto Iglesias, Nicolas Duchateau, Constantine Butakoff Kostantyn Butakov, David Andreu, Juan Fernandez-Armenta, Bart Bijnens, Antonio Berruezo, Marta Sitges, Oscar Camara
Electro-anatomical maps (EAMs) are commonly acquired in clinical routine for guiding ablation therapies. They provide voltage and activation time information on a 3-D anatomical mesh representation, making them useful for analyzing the electrical activation patterns in specific pathologies. However, the variability between the different acquisitions and anatomies hampers the comparison between different maps. This paper presents two contributions for the analysis of electrical patterns in EAM data from biventricular surfaces of cardiac chambers...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163599/a-growing-stem-inhibits-bud-outgrowth-the-overlooked-theory-of-apical-dominance
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Tesfamichael H Kebrom
Three theories of apical dominance, direct, diversion, and indirect, were proposed in the 1930s to explain how auxin synthesized in the shoot apex might inhibit axillary bud outgrowth, and thus shoot branching. The direct and diversion theories of apical dominance have been investigated in detail, and they are replaced with the current auxin transport canalization and second messenger theories, respectively. These two current theories still cannot entirely explain the phenomenon of apical dominance. Although there is ample evidence that the inhibition of bud outgrowth by auxin from the shoot apex is linked to stem elongation and highly branched auxin biosynthesis or signaling mutants are dwarf, the third theory proposed in the 1930s, the indirect theory, that explains apical dominance as auxin-induced stem growth indirectly inhibits bud outgrowth has been overlooked...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162872/european-catfish-silurus-glanis-as-a-freshwater-apex-predator-drives-ecosystem-via-its-diet-adaptability
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Lukáš Vejřík, Ivana Vejříková, Petr Blabolil, Antti P Eloranta, Luboš Kočvara, Jiří Peterka, Zuzana Sajdlová, Son Hoang The Chung, Marek Šmejkal, Mikko Kiljunen, Martin Čech
Apex predators play a key role in ecosystem stability across environments but their numbers in general are decreasing. By contrast, European catfish (Silurus glanis), the European freshwater apex predator, is on the increase. However, studies concerning apex predators in freshwaters are scarce in comparison to those in terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The present study combines stomach content and stable isotope analyses with diet preferences of catfish to reveal its impact on the ecosystem since stocking...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162822/increased-rise-time-of-electron-temperature-during-adiabatic-plasmon-focusing
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Olga Lozan, Ravishankar Sundararaman, Buntha Ea-Kim, Jean-Michel Rampnoux, Prineha Narang, Stefan Dilhaire, Philippe Lalanne
Decay of plasmons to hot carriers has recently attracted considerable interest for fundamental studies and applications in quantum plasmonics. Although plasmon-assisted hot carriers in metals have already enabled remarkable physical and chemical phenomena, much remains to be understood to engineer devices. Here, we present an analysis of the spatio-temporal dynamics of hot electrons in an emblematic plasmonic device, the adiabatic nanofocusing surface-plasmon taper. With femtosecond-resolution measurements, we confirm the extraordinary capability of plasmonic tapers to generate hot carriers by slowing down plasmons at the taper apex...
November 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161987/encoding-a-melody-using-only-temporal-information-for-cochlear-implant-and-normal-hearing-listeners
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Ann E Todd, Griet Mertens, Paul Van de Heyning, David M Landsberger
One way to provide pitch information to cochlear implant users is through amplitude-modulation rate. It is currently unknown whether amplitude-modulation rate can provide cochlear implant users with pitch information adequate for perceiving melodic information. In the present study, the notes of a song were encoded via amplitude-modulation rate of pulse trains on single electrodes at the apex or middle of long electrode arrays. The melody of the song was either physically correct or modified by compression or expansion...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161362/the-hierarchical-organization-of-the-default-dorsal-attention-and-salience-networks-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Yuan Zhou, Karl J Friston, Peter Zeidman, Jie Chen, Shu Li, Adeel Razi
An important characteristic of spontaneous brain activity is the anticorrelation between the core default network (cDN) and the dorsal attention network (DAN) and the salience network (SN). This anticorrelation may constitute a key aspect of functional anatomy and is implicated in several brain disorders. We used dynamic causal modeling to assess the hypothesis that a causal hierarchy underlies this anticorrelation structure, using resting-state fMRI of healthy adolescent and young adults (N = 404). Our analysis revealed an asymmetric effective connectivity, such that the regions in the SN and DAN exerted an inhibitory influence on the cDN regions; whereas the cDN exerted an excitatory influence on the SN and DAN regions...
November 17, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161314/conventional-and-technical-diving-surveys-reveal-elevated-biomass-and-differing-fish-community-composition-from-shallow-and-upper-mesophotic-zones-of-a-remote-united-states-coral-reef
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Roldan C Muñoz, Christine A Buckel, Paula E Whitfield, Shay Viehman, Randy Clark, J Christopher Taylor, Brian P Degan, Emma L Hickerson
The world's coral reefs appear to be in a global decline, yet most previous research on coral reefs has taken place at depths shallower than 30 m. Mesophotic coral ecosystem (depths deeper than ~30 m) studies have revealed extensive, productive habitats and rich communities. Despite recent advances, mesophotic coral ecosystems remain understudied due to challenges with sampling at deeper depths. The few previous studies of mesophotic coral ecosystems have shown variation across locations in depth-specific species composition and assemblage shifts, potentially a response to differences in habitat or light availability/water clarity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160552/cotton-rats-sigmodon-hispidus-possess-pharyngeal-pouch-remnants-originating-from-different-primordia
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Teppei Nakamura, Osamu Ichii, Takao Irie, Tatsuya Mizoguchi, Akio Shinohara, Hirokazu Kouguchi, Yuji Sunden, Saori Otsuka-Kanazawa, Yaser Hosny Ali Elewa, Chihiro Koshimoto, Ken-Ichi Nagasaki, Yasuhiro Kon
Pharyngeal pouches in mammals develop into specific derivatives. If the differentiation of the pharyngeal pouches is anomalous, their remnants can result in cysts, sinuses, and fistulae in the differentiated organs or around the neck. In the present study, we found several pharyngeal pouch remnants, such as cystic structures in thymus and parathyroid gland and fossulae extended from the piriform fossa, in the inbred cotton rats maintained at Hokkaido Institute of Public Health (HIS/Hiph) and University of Miyazaki (HIS/Mz)...
November 21, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159663/infrapatellar-vs-suprapatellar-approach-to-obtain-an-optimal-insertion-angle-for-intramedullary-nailing-of-tibial-fractures
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Joerg Franke, Annika Homeier, Lars Metz, Thilo Wedel, Volker Alt, Sven Spät, Bernd Hohendorff, Reinhard Schnettler
BACKGROUND: During intramedullary nailing of tibial fractures, the insertion angle of the nail is of great importance. When the nail impacts the posterior cortex due to a large insertion angle with a dorsal target course, higher insertion forces are needed, and the danger of iatrogenic fractures increases. Accordingly, the insertion direction should be as parallel as possible to the longitudinal axis of the tibia. We aimed to confirm the hypothesis that intramedullary nailing of tibial fractures can be performed with smaller insertion angles via a suprapatellar approach rather than infrapatellar approach...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159349/near-field-chemical-mapping-of-gold-nanostructures-using-a-functionalized-scanning-probe
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C Dab, C Awada, A Merlen, A Ruediger
We report on photochemical and photophysical properties produced by Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) on metallic nanograins by means of high resolution Functionalized Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (F-TERS). This technique relies on a sharp gold tip functionalized with Raman-active molecules to be scanned relatively to plasmonic hot-spots on a surface. We describe the local variation of plasmon-induced Raman enhancement on the surface of nanostructures that also affects the photochemistry while the quantitative interpretation of peak intensities requires the consideration of surface topography near the tip apex...
November 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158547/keratoconus-detection-based-on-a-new-corneal-volumetric-analysis
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Francisco Cavas-Martínez, Laurent Bataille, Daniel G Fernández-Pacheco, Francisco J F Cañavate, Jorge L Alio
There are numerous tomographic indices for the detection of keratoconus risk. When the indexes based on corneal volume are analyzed, two problems are presented: on the one hand, they are not very sensitive to the detection of incipient cases of keratoconus because they are not locally defined in the primary developmental region of the structural abnormalities; and on the other hand, they do not register the geometric decompensation driven by the asymmetry present during the disease progression. This work performed a morphogeometric modeling of the cornea by the aid of CAD tools and using raw topographic data (Sirius system, CSO, Firenze)...
November 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158171/pubo-urethral-stump-angle-measured-on-preoperative-mri-predicts-urethroplasty-type-for-pelvic-fracture-urethral-injury-repair
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Akio Horiguchi, Hiromi Edo, Shigeyoshi Soga, Masayuki Shinchi, Ayako Masunaga, Keiichi Ito, Tomohiko Asano, Hiroshi Shinmoto, Ryuichi Azuma
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the type of delayed urethroplasty required for pelvic fracture urethral injury (PFUI), which is not easily predicted from conventional urethrography findings, can be predicted from preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of 74 male patients with PFUI who underwent MRI of the pelvis at least 3 months after injury and, subsequently, delayed anastomotic urethroplasty were retrospectively analyzed...
November 17, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157741/biventricular-support-with-intracorporeal-continuous-flow-centrifugal-ventricular-assist-devices
#17
Francisco A Arabía, Carmelo A Milano, Claudius Mahr, Edwin C McGee, Nahush A Mokadam, J Eduardo Rame, Jaime D Moriguchi, Danny Ramzy, David C Naftel, Susan L Myers, James K Kirklin
BACKGROUND: The incidence of right ventricular dysfunction requiring right ventricular assist device after left ventricular assist device placement has been reported between 10% to 30%. The mortality rate is higher compared with patients who require left ventricular assist device only; the most effective and safest biventricular assist device remains unknown. We aimed to determine the survival outcomes and frequency of adverse events in patients with two durable, intracorporeal, continuous flow centrifugal pumps for support...
November 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155311/glenoid-exposure-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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L Nové-Josserand, P Clavert
Glenoid exposure is agreed to be a difficult step, but is also a key step in total shoulder arthroplasty, both anatomic and reverse. It conditions unhindered use of the ancillary instrumentation and thus correct glenoid component positioning. The main stages comprise arthrotomy, by opening the rotator cuff, humeral head cut, and inferior glenohumeral release, enabling shifting of the humerus and good exposure of the glenoid cavity. The two main approaches are deltopectoral and anterosuperior transdeltoid. Using the deltopectoral approach, arthrotomy is performed through the subscapularis muscle, by various techniques...
November 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152779/morphogenesis-of-lingual-papillae-of-one-humped-camel-camelus-dromedarius-during-prenatal-life-a-light-and-scanning-electron-microscopic-study
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A S Abou-Elhamd, M Abd-Elkareem, A El-Zuhry Zayed
This study was made on 24 camel fetuses of crown-rump vertebral length (CVRL) ranging from 10.5 cm to 105 cm CVRL (94-352 days old). These camel fetuses were classified into three groups representing the three trimesters of prenatal life. During the first trimester (94-142 days), lingual papillae (circumvallate and lentiform papillae) were demonstrated on the lingual root, but lingual body and the apex were almost free of papillae except for some scattered epithelial projections especially near the lateral borders of the body...
November 19, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152772/papillary-architecture-of-the-lingual-surface-in-the-puma-puma-concolor
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S Erdoğan, S Villar, H E König, W Pérez
This research presents the first anatomical description of the tongue and lingual papillae of the mountain lion (puma). The tongues of three adult male pumas were used in this study. The tongues were dissected and studied firstly by gross and stereomicroscopy. Samples of each part were processed by study with scanning electron microscopy. The margins of the lingual apex were surrounded by numerous filiform papillae, which had a bulky papillary body and a bifurcated tip. On the dorsal surface of the lingual apex, filiform papillae were remarkably pointed and had many secondary projections, which emerged from the base of the main papilla...
November 19, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
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