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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644246/effects-of-exercise-on-the-immune-function-of-pediatric-patients-with-solid-tumors-insights-from-the-papec-randomized-trial
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Carmen Fiuza-Luces, Julio R Padilla, Jaime Valentín, Elena Santana-Sosa, Alejandro Santos-Lozano, Fabián Sanchis-Gomar, Helios Pareja-Galeano, Javier S Morales, Steven J Fleck, Margarita Pérez, Alvaro Lassaletta, Luisa Soares-Miranda, Antonio Pérez-Martínez, Alejandro Lucia
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of an in-hospital exercise intervention during neoadjuvant chemotherapy on the inflammatory profile and immune cell subpopulation in 20 children with solid tumors (control [n = 11] and exercise group [n = 9]). Although no significant interaction (group × time) effect was found with an analysis of variance test, we found a trend toward an interaction effect for natural killer cells expressing the immunoglobulin-like receptor KIR2DS4, with their numbers remaining stable in the exercise group but increasing in controls...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643980/-hiatal-hernia-current-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-management
#2
Pierre Allemann, Valentine Guarnero, Alain Schoepfer, Nicolas Demartines, Markus Schäfer
Hiatal hernia is a frequent pathology. Two types have been described : sliding hernia and paraesophageal hernia (PEH). The first one is the most frequent and is associated with reflux disease. Patients with PEH have a large variety of symptoms, such as chest pain, dyspnea, regurgitation, iterative pneumonia and iron-deficiency anemia. Operative management is necessary for sliding hernia with reflux disease and for symptomatic PEH, respectively. In patients with asymptomatic PEH, operative risk must be balanced with the risk of postoperative complications...
June 14, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642157/genome-comparisons-of-two-taiwanese-community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-st59-clones-support-the-multi-origin-theory-of-ca-mrsa
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Ye Feng, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Chih-Jung Chen, Chyi-Liang Chen, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
Sequence type (ST) 59 is an epidemic lineage of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in Asia. Two ST59 clones are prevalent in Taiwan: the Taiwan clone (TW) causes severe infections, whereas the Asian-Pacific clone (AP) is usually commensal. In this study, we sequenced the genome and transcriptome of the representative strains of these two clones and found their differences to focus on three mobile genetic elements: TW carries SCCmec Type VT, Panton-Valentine leucocidin (PVL)-encoding prophage ΦSa2, whereas AP carries SCCmec Type IV and staphylokinase (SAK)-encoding prophage ΦSa3...
June 19, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641113/enhanced-functional-genomic-screening-identifies-novel-mediators-of-dual-leucine-zipper-kinase-dependent-injury-signaling-in-neurons
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Derek S Welsbie, Katherine L Mitchell, Vinod Jaskula-Ranga, Valentin M Sluch, Zhiyong Yang, Jessica Kim, Eugen Buehler, Amit Patel, Scott E Martin, Ping-Wu Zhang, Yan Ge, Yukan Duan, John Fuller, Byung-Jin Kim, Eman Hamed, Xitiz Chamling, Lei Lei, Iain D C Fraser, Ze'ev A Ronai, Cynthia A Berlinicke, Donald J Zack
Dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK) has been implicated in cell death signaling secondary to axonal damage in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and other neurons. To better understand the pathway through which DLK acts, we developed enhanced functional genomic screens in primary RGCs, including use of arrayed, whole-genome, small interfering RNA libraries. Explaining why DLK inhibition is only partially protective, we identify leucine zipper kinase (LZK) as cooperating with DLK to activate downstream signaling and cell death in RGCs, including in a mouse model of optic nerve injury, and show that the same pathway is active in human stem cell-derived RGCs...
June 21, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641059/the-latent-structure-of-social-anxiety-disorder-and-the-performance-only-specifier-a-taxometric-analysis
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Grace B Boyers, Joshua J Broman-Fulks, David P Valentiner, Kathleen McCraw, Lisa Curtin, Kurt D Michael
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is often treated as a discrete diagnostic entity that represents a naturally occurring class, though empirical evidence largely supports a dimensional conceptualization of social fears. Further, the inclusion of a "performance only" specifier in the DSM-5 implies that individuals who experience intense social anxiety exclusively in performance situations are distinct from those with broader social fears. The purpose of the present research was to examine the latent structure of SAD and the DSM-5 "performance only" specifier in a large nonclinical sample (n = 2019)...
June 22, 2017: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640870/dominance-of-community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-clones-in-a-maternity-hospital
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Edet E Udo, Noura Al-Sweih
BACKGROUND: Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major pathogen causing healthcare- and community- acquired infections. The purpose of this study was to characterize MRSA isolated at the Maternity Hospital between 2006 and 2011 for their genetic relatedness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MRSA isolates were investigated using a combination of antibiogram, Staphylococcal chromosome cassette mec (SCCmec) and spa typing to determine their relatedness to MRSA isolated in other Kuwait hospitals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640221/use-of-chitosan-pva-hydrogels-with-copper-nanoparticles-to-improve-the-growth-of-grafted-watermelon
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Homero González Gómez, Francisca Ramírez Godina, Hortensia Ortega Ortiz, Adalberto Benavides Mendoza, Valentín Robledo Torres, Marcelino Cabrera De la Fuente
Modern agriculture requires alternative practices that improve crop growth without negatively affecting the environment, as resources such as water and arable land grow scarcer while the human population continues to increase. Grafting is a cultivation technique that allows the plant to be more efficient in its utilization of water and nutrients, while nanoscale material engineering provides the opportunity to use much smaller quantities of consumables compared to conventional systems but with similar or superior effects...
June 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640000/panton-valentine-leukocidin-producing-staphylococcus-aureus-facial-pyomyositis-causing-partial-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis
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Katherine Green, Ioanna Chranioti, Saurabh Singh, Hans Rolf Jäger, Anje Drebes, Susie Gabbie, Jonathan Cohen
We present a case of sub-total cavernous sinus thrombosis secondary to Panton-Valentine leucocidin-associated Staphylococcus aureus pyomyositis of the muscles of mastication in a previously healthy child, who was successfully managed with no residual disease. He was found to have a factor V Leiden heterozygous mutation. We highlight the propensity of PVL-SA to induce venous thrombosis at any site, but with potential for more severe consequences in the head. We highlight pyomyositis as a differential for peri-orbital cellulitis, and discuss the significance of the factor V Leiden mutation...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639616/current-rates-and-mechanisms-of-subsea-permafrost-degradation-in-the-east-siberian-arctic-shelf
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Natalia Shakhova, Igor Semiletov, Orjan Gustafsson, Valentin Sergienko, Leopold Lobkovsky, Oleg Dudarev, Vladimir Tumskoy, Michael Grigoriev, Alexey Mazurov, Anatoly Salyuk, Roman Ananiev, Andrey Koshurnikov, Denis Kosmach, Alexander Charkin, Nicolay Dmitrevsky, Victor Karnaukh, Alexey Gunar, Alexander Meluzov, Denis Chernykh
The rates of subsea permafrost degradation and occurrence of gas-migration pathways are key factors controlling the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) methane (CH4) emissions, yet these factors still require assessment. It is thought that after inundation, permafrost-degradation rates would decrease over time and submerged thaw-lake taliks would freeze; therefore, no CH4 release would occur for millennia. Here we present results of the first comprehensive scientific re-drilling to show that subsea permafrost in the near-shore zone of the ESAS has a downward movement of the ice-bonded permafrost table of ∼14 cm year(-1) over the past 31-32 years...
June 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639163/agr-functionality-affects-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-persistent-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia
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C K Kang, Y K Kim, S-I Jung, W B Park, K-H Song, K-H Park, P G Choe, H-C Jang, S Lee, Y-S Kim, Y G Kwak, K T Kwon, S Kiem, C-J Kim, E S Kim, H B Kim
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (MRSAB) often persists despite appropriate antibiotic therapy. It is unclear what microbiological factors contribute to poor clinical outcomes in persistent MRSAB (pMRSAB). We aimed to identify clinical and microbiological risk factors for in-hospital mortality in pMRSAB. We analysed MRSAB cases prospectively collected between 2009 and 2016 at 11 hospitals in Korea, defining cases of pMRSAB as MRSAB lasting ≥5 days despite administration of effective antibiotics...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638092/from-shifting-cultivation-to-teak-plantation-effect-on-overland-flow-and-sediment-yield-in-a-montane-tropical-catchment
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Olivier Ribolzi, Olivier Evrard, Sylvain Huon, Anneke de Rouw, Norbert Silvera, Keo Oudone Latsachack, Bounsamai Soulileuth, Irène Lefèvre, Alain Pierret, Guillaume Lacombe, Oloth Sengtaheuanghoung, Christian Valentin
Soil erosion supplies large quantities of sediments to rivers of Southeastern Asia. It reduces soil fertility of agro-ecosystems located on hillslopes, and it degrades, downstream, water resource quality and leads to the siltation of reservoirs. An increase in the surface area covered with commercial perennial monocultures such as teak plantations is currently observed at the expanse of traditional slash-and-burn cultivation systems in steep montane environments of these regions. The impacts of land-use change on the hydrological response and sediment yields have been investigated in a representative catchment of Laos monitored for 13 years...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637267/global-travel-patterns-an-overview
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Dirk Glaesser, John Kester, Hanna Paulose, Abbas Alizadeh, Birka Valentin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637171/representation-of-rapid-image-sequences-in-v4-networks
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Jose A Fernandez-Leon, Bryan J Hansen, Valentin Dragoi
Natural viewing often consists of sequences of brief fixations to image patches of different structure. Whether and how briefly presented sequential stimuli are encoded in a temporal-position manner is poorly understood. Here, we performed multiple-electrode recordings in the visual cortex (area V4) of nonhuman primates (Macaca mulatta) viewing a sequence of 7 briefly flashed natural images, and measured correlations between the cue-triggered population response in the presence and absence of the stimulus. Surprisingly, we found significant correlations for images occurring at the beginning and the end of a sequence, but not for those in the middle...
June 20, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636960/mechanisms-and-therapeutic-relevance-of-neuro-immune-communication
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Sangeeta S Chavan, Valentin A Pavlov, Kevin J Tracey
Active research at the frontiers of immunology and neuroscience has identified multiple points of interaction and communication between the immune system and the nervous system. Immune cell activation stimulates neuronal circuits that regulate innate and adaptive immunity. Molecular mechanistic insights into the inflammatory reflex and other neuro-immune interactions have greatly advanced our understanding of immunity and identified new therapeutic possibilities in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Recent successful clinical trials using bioelectronic devices that modulate the inflammatory reflex to significantly ameliorate rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease provide a path for using electrons as a therapeutic modality for targeting molecular mechanisms of immunity...
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636844/clonal-hematopoiesis-and-risk-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
#15
Siddhartha Jaiswal, Pradeep Natarajan, Alexander J Silver, Christopher J Gibson, Alexander G Bick, Eugenia Shvartz, Marie McConkey, Namrata Gupta, Stacey Gabriel, Diego Ardissino, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Valentin Fuster, John Danesh, Philippe Frossard, Danish Saleheen, Olle Melander, Galina K Sukhova, Donna Neuberg, Peter Libby, Sekar Kathiresan, Benjamin L Ebert
Background Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), which is defined as the presence of an expanded somatic blood-cell clone in persons without other hematologic abnormalities, is common among older persons and is associated with an increased risk of hematologic cancer. We previously found preliminary evidence for an association between CHIP and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, but the nature of this association was unclear. Methods We used whole-exome sequencing to detect the presence of CHIP in peripheral-blood cells and associated such presence with coronary heart disease using samples from four case-control studies that together enrolled 4726 participants with coronary heart disease and 3529 controls...
June 21, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636265/switch-of-c-h-activation-mechanism-for-full-selectivity-control-in-cobalt-iii-catalyzed-c-h-alkylations
#16
Daniel Zell, Markus Bursch, Valentin Müller, Stefan Grimme, Lutz Ackermann
Selectivity control in hydroarylation-based C-H alkylation has been dominated by steric interactions. In contrast, we unravel a conceptually distinct strategy that exploits the programmed switch in the C-H activation mechanism by means of cobalt catalysis, setting the stage for expedient C-H alkylations with unactivated alkenes. Detailed mechanistic studies provided compelling evidence for a programmable switch in the C-H activation mechanism from a linear-selective ligand-to-ligand hydrogen transfer (LLHT) to a branched-selective base-assisted internal electrophilic-type substitution (BIES)...
June 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633464/hyposmia-and-disgust-gender-specific-effects
#17
Rottraut Ille, Axel Wolf, Peter Valentin Tomazic, Anne Schienle
Reduced olfactory function is associated with altered trait disgust in men. This study sought to determine whether hyposmic women show similar changes in disgust responsiveness. We compared patients with hyposmia (25 men, 23 women) and 50 normosmic individuals (25 men, 25 women) with regard to their tendency to experience disgust across different disgust domains (disgust proneness), their self-disgust and their tendency to perceive their own disgust feelings as difficult to control and embarrassing (disgust sensitivity)...
July 1, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631435/polar-intermetallics-pr5co2ge3-and-pr7co2ge4-with-planar-hydrocarbon-like-metal-clusters
#18
Qisheng Lin, Kaiser Aguirre, Scott M Saunders, Timothy A Hackett, Yong Liu, Valentin Taufour, Durga Paudyal, Sergey Budko, Paul C Canfield, Gordon J Miller
Planar hydrocarbon-like metal clusters may foster new insights linking organic molecules with conjugated - bonding interactions and inorganic structures in terms of their bonding characteristics. However, such clusters are uncommon in polar intermetallics. Herein, we report two polar intermetallic phases, Pr5Co2Ge3 and Pr7Co2Ge4, both of which feature such planar metal clusters, viz., ethylene-like [Co2Ge4] clusters plus the concatenated forms and polyacene-like [Co2Ge2]n ribbons in Pr5Co2Ge3, and 1,2,4,5-tetramethylbenzene-like [Co4Ge6] cluster in Pr7Co2Ge4...
June 19, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628644/targeting-multiple-pro-apoptotic-signaling-pathways-with-curcumin-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Mariela Rivera, Yanilda Ramos, Madeline Rodríguez-Valentín, Sheila López-Acevedo, Luis A Cubano, Jin Zou, Qiang Zhang, Guangdi Wang, Nawal M Boukli
Curcumin, an extract from the turmeric rhizome (Curcuma longa), is known to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, chemopreventive and antitumoral activities against aggressive and recurrent cancers. Accumulative data indicate that curcumin may induce cancer cell death. However, the detailed mechanism underlying its pro-apoptotic and anti-cancer effects remains to be elucidated. In the present study, we examined the signaling pathways triggered by curcumin, specifically, the exact molecular mechanisms of curcumin-induced apoptosis in highly metastatic human prostate cancer cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628098/short-chain-alkanes-fuel-mussel-and-sponge-cycloclasticus-symbionts-from-deep-sea-gas-and-oil-seeps
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Maxim Rubin-Blum, Chakkiath Paul Antony, Christian Borowski, Lizbeth Sayavedra, Thomas Pape, Heiko Sahling, Gerhard Bohrmann, Manuel Kleiner, Molly C Redmond, David L Valentine, Nicole Dubilier
Cycloclasticus bacteria are ubiquitous in oil-rich regions of the ocean and are known for their ability to degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In this study, we describe Cycloclasticus that have established a symbiosis with Bathymodiolus heckerae mussels and poecilosclerid sponges from asphalt-rich, deep-sea oil seeps at Campeche Knolls in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Genomic and transcriptomic analyses revealed that, in contrast to all previously known Cycloclasticus, the symbiotic Cycloclasticus appears to lack the genes needed for PAH degradation...
June 19, 2017: Nature Microbiology
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