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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527090/stroke-like-attack-first-episode-of-sporadic-hemiplegic-migraine
#1
Enrico Ferrante, Valentina Prone, Marco Longoni, Elio Clemente Agostoni
Hemiplegic migraine (HM) is a rare migraine with aura; it can be familiar or sporadic. A 46-years-old man presented left migraine followed by right hemiparesis with bilateral plantar flexion of cutaneous plantar reflex (CPR). Brain CT and CT-angiography were normal. The next day patient got worse. The EEG showed left fronto-temporal cuspidate delta waves and brain MRI showed a minimal hyperintensity at T2-sequences in the left frontal cortex with a minor representation of the cortical veins at susceptibility weighted imaging sequences...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526628/heparin-based-hydrogels-induce-human-renal-tubulogenesis-in-vitro
#2
Heather M Weber, Mikhail V Tsurkan, Valentina Magno, Uwe Freudenberg, Carsten Werner
Dialysis or kidney transplantation is the only therapeutic option for end stage renal disease. Accordingly, there is a large unmet clinical need for new causative therapeutic treatments. Obtaining robust models that mimic the complex nature of the human kidney is a critical step in the development of new therapeutic strategies. Here we establish a synthetic in vitro human renal tubulogenesis model based on a tunable glycosaminoglycan-hydrogel platform. In this system, renal tubulogenesis can be modulated by the adjustment of hydrogel mechanics and degradability, growth factor signaling, and the presence of insoluble adhesion cues, potentially providing new insights for regenerative therapy...
May 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525428/a-qualitative-exploration-of-sexual-assault-patients-barriers-to-accessing-and-completing-hiv-prophylaxis
#3
Valentina Djelaj, Debra Patterson, Christina M Romero
Sexual assault patients may encounter barriers when accessing, accepting, and completing nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis (nPEP), such as lacking insurance or an understanding of nPEP. However, less is known about how sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) programs' protocols, approaches to discussing nPEP, and community resources may influence nPEP completion. Utilizing a qualitative case study framework, we conducted semistructured interviews with 10 SAFEs from an urban SAFE program in which emergency department physicians write prescriptions for nPEP before sending patients to the SAFE program...
April 2017: Journal of Forensic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524868/diabetes-associated-microbiota-in-fa-fa-rats-is-modified-by-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#4
Tulika Arora, Florian Seyfried, Neil G Docherty, Valentina Tremaroli, Carel W le Roux, Rosie Perkins, Fredrik Bäckhed
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and duodenal jejunal bypass (DJB), two different forms of bariatric surgery, are associated with improved glucose tolerance, but it is not clear whether the gut microbiota contributes to this effect. Here we used fa/fa rats as a model of impaired glucose tolerance to investigate whether (i) the microbiota varies between fa/fa and nondiabetic fa/+ rats; (ii) the microbiota of fa/fa rats is affected by RYGB and/or DJB; and (iii) surgically induced microbiota alterations contribute to glucose metabolism...
May 19, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523321/autoimmune-hepatitis-with-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-a-patient-with-thiopurine-methyltransferase-deficiency-case-presentation
#5
Sorin Claudiu Man, Cristina Nicoleta Schnell, Valentina Sas, Anca Dana Buzoianu, Dan Gheban
The association between two autoimmune diseases is known in the literature as overlap syndrome. We present the case of an 18-year-old boy, diagnosed at the age of 13 with an overlap syndrome between type I autoimmune hepatitis and sclerosing cholangitis. The response to immunosuppressant therapy was hampered by azathioprine-induced toxicity causing severe pancytopenia, as a result of thiopurine methyltransferase enzyme genetic deficiency. Treatment was replaced by mycophenolate mofetil. Although the relapse rate was reduced, the disease progressed to cirrhosis...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523281/imaging-membrane-potential-changes-from-dendritic-spines-using-computer-generated-holography
#6
Dimitrii Tanese, Ju-Yun Weng, Valeria Zampini, Vincent De Sars, Marco Canepari, Balazs Rozsa, Valentina Emiliani, Dejan Zecevic
Electrical properties of neuronal processes are extraordinarily complex, dynamic, and, in the general case, impossible to predict in the absence of detailed measurements. To obtain such a measurement one would, ideally, like to be able to monitor electrical subthreshold events as they travel from synapses on distal dendrites and summate at particular locations to initiate action potentials. It is now possible to carry out these measurements at the scale of individual dendritic spines using voltage imaging. In these measurements, the voltage-sensitive probes can be thought of as transmembrane voltmeters with a linear scale, which directly monitor electrical signals...
July 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523104/3-aroyl-1-4-diarylpyrroles-inhibit-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cell-growth-through-an-interaction-with-tubulin
#7
Giuseppe La Regina, Ruoli Bai, Antonio Coluccia, Valeria Famiglini, Sara Passacantilli, Valentina Naccarato, Giorgio Ortar, Carmela Mazzoccoli, Vitalba Ruggieri, Francesca Agriesti, Claudia Piccoli, Tiziana Tataranni, Marianna Nalli, Andrea Brancale, Stefania Vultaggio, Ciro Mercurio, Mario Varasi, Concetta Saponaro, Sara Sergio, Michele Maffia, Addolorata Maria Luce Coluccia, Ernest Hamel, Romano Silvestri
We designed 3-aroyl-1,4-diarylpyrrole (ARDAP) derivatives as potential anticancer agents having different substituents at the 1- or 4-phenyl ring. ARDAP compounds exhibited potent inhibition of tubulin polymerization, binding of colchicine to tubulin, and cancer cell growth. ARDAP derivative 10 inhibited the proliferation of BCR/ABL-expressing KU812 and LAMA84 cells from chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients in blast crisis and of hematopoietic cells ectopically expressing the imatinib mesylate (IM)-sensitive KBM5-WT or its IM-resistant KBM5-T315I mutation...
May 11, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522963/the-f-actin-binding-protein-cortactin-regulates-the-dynamics-of-the-exocytotic-fusion-pore-through-its-sh3-domain
#8
Arlek M González-Jamett, María J Guerra, María J Olivares, Valentina Haro-Acuña, Ximena Baéz-Matus, Jacqueline Vásquez-Navarrete, Fanny Momboisse, Narcisa Martinez-Quiles, Ana M Cárdenas
Upon cell stimulation, the network of cortical actin filaments is rearranged to facilitate the neurosecretory process. This actin rearrangement includes both disruption of the preexisting actin network and de novo actin polymerization. However, the mechanism by which a Ca(2+) signal elicits the formation of new actin filaments remains uncertain. Cortactin, an actin-binding protein that promotes actin polymerization in synergy with the nucleation promoting factor N-WASP, could play a key role in this mechanism...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522712/draft-genome-sequence-of-pseudomonas-sp-strain-ep-r1-isolated-from-echinacea-purpurea-roots-and-effective-in-the-growth-inhibition-of-human-opportunistic-pathogens-belonging-to-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex
#9
Valentina Maggini, Luana Presta, Elisangela Miceli, Marco Fondi, Emanuele Bosi, Carolina Chiellini, Camilla Fagorzi, Patrizia Bogani, Vincenzo Di Pilato, Gian Maria Rossolini, Alessio Mengoni, Fabio Firenzuoli, Elena Perrin, Renato Fani
In this announcement, we detail the draft genome sequence of the Pseudomonas sp. strain Ep R1, isolated from the roots of the medicinal plant Echinacea purpurea The elucidation of this genome sequence may allow the identification of genes associated with the production of antimicrobial compounds.
May 18, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522690/resistance-to-malaria-through-structural-variation-of-red-blood-cell-invasion-receptors
#10
Ellen M Leffler, Gavin Band, George B J Busby, Katja Kivinen, Quang Si Le, Geraldine M Clarke, Kalifa A Bojang, David J Conway, Muminatou Jallow, Fatoumatta Sisay-Joof, Edith C Bougouma, Valentina D Mangano, David Modiano, Sodiomon B Sirima, Eric Achidi, Tobias O Apinjoh, Kevin Marsh, Carolyne M Ndila, Norbert Peshu, Thomas N Williams, Chris Drakeley, Alphaxard Manjurano, Hugh Reyburn, Eleanor Riley, David Kachala, Malcolm Molyneux, Vysaul Nyirongo, Terrie Taylor, Nicole Thornton, Louise Tilley, Shane Grimsley, Eleanor Drury, Jim Stalker, Victoria Cornelius, Christina Hubbart, Anna E Jeffreys, Kate Rowlands, Kirk A Rockett, Chris C A Spencer, Dominic P Kwiatkowski
The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum invades human red blood cells via interactions between host and parasite surface proteins. By analyzing genome sequence data from human populations, including 1269 individuals from sub-Saharan Africa, we identify a diverse array of large copy number variants affecting the host invasion receptor genes GYPA and GYPB We find that a nearby association with severe malaria is explained by a complex structural rearrangement involving the loss of GYPB and gain of two GYPB-A hybrid genes, which encode a serologically distinct blood group antigen known as Dantu...
May 18, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522037/calcium-and-regulation-of-the-mitochondrial-permeability-transition
#11
REVIEW
Valentina Giorgio, Lishu Guo, Claudio Bassot, Valeria Petronilli, Paolo Bernardi
Recent years have seen renewed interest in the permeability transition pore, a high conductance channel responsible for permeabilization of the inner mitochondrial membrane, a process that leads to depolarization and Ca(2+) release. Transient openings may be involved in physiological Ca(2+) homeostasis while long-lasting openings may trigger and/or execute cell death. In this review we specifically focus (i) on the hypothesis that the PTP forms from the F-ATP synthase and (ii) on the mechanisms through which Ca(2+) can reversibly switch this energy-conserving nanomachine into an energy-dissipating device...
May 10, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521533/left-ventricular-assist-devices-in-patients-with-renal-dysfunction-where-is-it-heading
#12
Usama A Daimee, Valentina Kutyifa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521060/diagnostic-and-prognostic-significance-of-dsm-5-attenuated-psychosis-syndrome-in-services-for-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis
#13
Paolo Fusar-Poli, Andrea De Micheli, Marco Cappucciati, Grazia Rutigliano, Cathy Davies, Valentina Ramella-Cravaro, Dominic Oliver, Ilaria Bonoldi, Matteo Rocchetti, Lauren Gavaghan, Rashmi Patel, Philip McGuire
Background: The diagnostic and prognostic significance of the DSM-5-defined Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome (DSM-5-APS) in individuals undergoing an ultra high risk (UHR) clinical assessment for suspicion of psychosis risk is unknown. Methods: Prospective cohort study including all consecutive help-seeking individuals undergoing both a DSM-5-APS and a Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS 12/2006) assessment for psychosis risk at the Outreach and Support in South London (OASIS) UHR service (March 2013-April 2014)...
May 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520433/toward-a-rigorous-definition-of-a-strength-of-any-interaction-between-bader-s-atomic-basins
#14
Ivan V Ananyev, Valentina A Karnoukhova, Artem O Dmitrienko, Konstantin A Lyssenko
Strength of interaction between Bader's atomic basins, enclosed by zero-flux surfaces of electron distribution, was proposed to be a measure of elastic deformation of an interaction. The set containing 53 atomic aggregate and covering all range of interaction strength (from van-der-Waals interactions to triple covalent bonds) was calculated by DFT and perturbation theory methods. Further analysis was performed to seek correlations between various local quantities based on electron density and effective force constants of stretching diatomic vibrations...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518085/analysis-of-chromosome-segregation-histone-acetylation-and-spindle-morphology-in-horse-oocytes
#15
Federica Franciosi, Irene Tessaro, Rozenn Dalbies-Tran, Cecile Douet, Fabrice Reigner, Stefan Deleuze, Pascal Papillier, Ileana Miclea, Valentina Lodde, Alberto M Luciano, Ghylene Goudet
The field of assisted reproduction has been developed to treat infertility in women, companion animals, and endangered species. In the horse, assisted reproduction also allows for the production of embryos from high performers without interrupting their sports career and contributes to an increase in the number of foals from mares of high genetic value. The present manuscript describes the procedures used for collecting immature and mature oocytes from horse ovaries using ovum pick-up (OPU). These oocytes were then used to investigate the incidence of aneuploidy by adapting a protocol previously developed in mice...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517911/is-there-a-potential-of-misuse-for-magnolia-officinalis-compounds-metabolites
#16
Fabrizio Schifano, Valentina Guarino, Duccio G Papanti, Jacopo Baccarin, Laura Orsolini, John M Corkery
OBJECTIVE: Magnolia bark contains magnolol, metabolized to tetrahydromagnolol and honokiol, with both GABA-ergic/cannabimimetic activities, hence of possible attraction to vulnerable individuals/recreational misusers. METHODS: A literature review, assessment of related anecdotal online Magnolia misuse's reports and an overview of Magnolia products' online acquisition possibilities has been here described. RESULTS: No peer-reviewed papers about Magnolia abuse/misuse/dependence/addiction were identified...
May 18, 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516293/the-dominant-allele-aft-induces-a-shift-from-flavonol-to-anthocyanin-production-in-response-to-uv-b-radiation-in-tomato-fruit
#17
Stefano Catola, Antonella Castagna, Marco Santin, Valentina Calvenzani, Katia Petroni, Andrea Mazzucato, Annamaria Ranieri
The introgression of the A ft allele into domesticated tomato induced a shift from flavonol to anthocyanin production in response to UV-B radiation, while the hp - 1 allele negatively influenced the response of flavonoid biosynthesis to UV-B. Introgression of the dominant allele Anthocyanin fruit (Aft) from Solanum chilense induces anthocyanin accumulation in the peel of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruit. UV-B radiation can influence plant secondary metabolism regulating the expression of several genes, among which those involved in flavonoid biosynthesis...
May 17, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515800/dimensions-of-mindfulness-and-their-relations-with-psychological-well-being-and-neuroticism
#18
Luca Iani, Marco Lauriola, Valentina Cafaro, Fabrizio Didonna
In this study we examined whether differences in the habitual use of mindfulness skills were associated with specific well-being and neuroticism aspects. Two hundred eleven volunteers aged 21-84 years completed measures of mindfulness, neuroticism, psychological well-being (PWB), and subjective well-being (SWB). Describing, observing, and acting with awareness (i.e., the mindfulness "what" skills) were positively correlated with personal growth, purpose in life, and autonomy (i.e., the "core" eudaimonic components of PWB)...
2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515477/cancer-cachexia-associates-with-a-systemic-autophagy-inducing-activity-mimicked-by-cancer-cell-derived-il-6-trans-signaling
#19
Kristine Pettersen, Sonja Andersen, Simone Degen, Valentina Tadini, Joël Grosjean, Shinji Hatakeyama, Almaz N Tesfahun, Siver Moestue, Jana Kim, Unni Nonstad, Pål R Romundstad, Frank Skorpen, Sveinung Sørhaug, Tore Amundsen, Bjørn H Grønberg, Florian Strasser, Nathan Stephens, Dag Hoem, Anders Molven, Stein Kaasa, Kenneth Fearon, Carsten Jacobi, Geir Bjørkøy
The majority of cancer patients with advanced disease experience weight loss, including loss of lean body mass. Severe weight loss is characteristic for cancer cachexia, a condition that significantly impairs functional status and survival. The underlying causes of cachexia are incompletely understood, and currently no therapeutic approach can completely reverse the condition. Autophagy coordinates lysosomal destruction of cytosolic constituents and is systemically induced by starvation. We hypothesized that starvation-mimicking signaling compounds secreted from tumor cells may cause a systemic acceleration of autophagy during cachexia...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515291/differential-disease-susceptibility-in-experimentally-reptarenavirus-infected-boa-constrictors-and-ball-pythons
#20
Mark D Stenglein, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, Valentina E Garcia, Marylee L Layton, Laura L Hoon-Hanks, Scott M Boback, M Kevin Keel, Tracy Drazenovich, Michelle G Hawkins, Joseph L DeRisi
Inclusion body disease (IBD) is an infectious disease originally described in captive snakes. It has traditionally been diagnosed by the presence of large eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions, and is associated with neurological, gastrointestinal and lymphoproliferative disorders. Previously, we identified and established a culture system for a novel lineage of arenaviruses isolated from boa constrictors diagnosed with IBD. Although ample circumstantial evidence suggested that these viruses, now known as reptarenaviruses, cause IBD, there has been no formal demonstration of disease causality since their discovery...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
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