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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338716/neurological-evidence-for-the-role-of-construal-level-in-future-directed-thought
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Paul E Stillman, Hyojin Lee, Xiaoyan Deng, Rao Unnava, William A Cunningham, Kentaro Fujita
The ability to mentally represent future events is a significant human psychological achievement. A challenge that people encounter is that they often lack detailed specifics about distant relative to near future events. Construal level theory (Liberman & Trope, 2014) proposes that people represent distant future events by their abstract and essential features - a process referred to as high-level construal. As events become temporally proximal, people represent events by their increasingly available and reliable concrete and idiosyncratic features - a process referred to as low-level construal...
February 21, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338626/in-silico-and-in-vitro-analysis-of-interaction-between-ximelagatran-and-human-leukocyte-antigen-hla-drb1-07-01
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Makoto Hirasawa, Katsunobu Hagihara, Koji Abe, Osamu Ando, Noriaki Hirayama
Idiosyncratic ximelagatran-induced hepatotoxicity has been reported to be associated with human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1*07:01 and ximelagatran has been reported to inhibit the binding of the ligand peptide to HLA-DRB1*07:01 in vitro. In order to predict the possible interaction modes of ximelagatran with HLA-DR molecules, in silico docking simulations were performed. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were also performed to predict the effect of ximelagatran on the binding mode of the ligand peptide to HLA-DRB1*07:01...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333967/reconstructing-spectral-cues-for-sound-localization-from-responses-to-rippled-noise-stimuli
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A John Van Opstal, Joyce Vliegen, Thamar Van Esch
Human sound localization in the mid-saggital plane (elevation) relies on an analysis of the idiosyncratic spectral shape cues provided by the head and pinnae. However, because the actual free-field stimulus spectrum is a-priori unknown to the auditory system, the problem of extracting the elevation angle from the sensory spectrum is ill-posed. Here we test different spectral localization models by eliciting head movements toward broad-band noise stimuli with randomly shaped, rippled amplitude spectra emanating from a speaker at a fixed location, while varying the ripple bandwidth between 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326030/expansion-of-perceptual-body-maps-near-but-not-across-the-wrist
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Matthew R Longo
Perceiving the external spatial location of touch requires that tactile information about the stimulus location on the skin be integrated with proprioceptive information about the location of the body in external space, a process called tactile spatial remapping. Recent results have suggested that this process relies on a distorted representation of the hand. Here, I investigated whether similar distortions are also found on the forearm and how they are affected by the presence of the wrist joint, which forms a categorical, segmental boundary between the hand and the arm...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325062/personal-experiences-of-the-criminal-justice-system-by-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Sissel Berge Helverschou, Kari Steindal, Jim Aage Nøttestad, Patricia Howlin
The processes of arrest, investigation, trial and imprisonment are often extremely difficult for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In this study, nine offenders with autism spectrum disorders were interviewed about the circumstance surrounding the criminal acts, their views of the arrest, the police interrogation, the trial and the defence and their experiences of being in prison and/or life following the offence. The nine individuals described a range of different and often negative experiences with the Criminal Justice System...
March 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320253/exploring-the-lived-experience-of-homelessness-from-an-occupational-perspective
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Miranda Jane Cunningham, Anita Slade
Working in homelessness is a growing area of practice for occupational therapists, however, there is limited literature on the lived experiences of homelessness and occupational engagement Study aim: To explore the lived experience of homeless men in relation to how they engaged in day-to-day occupations when sleeping rough or hostel dwelling Methods: Data were gathered from five men residing in a homeless hostel in the UK. Data collection included semi-structured interviews and photographic diaries. Data were analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Results: Participants described their experiences of occupational engagement whilst sleeping on the streets which included engaging in survival occupations, the significance of apparently ordinary occupations and moving beyond survival occupations...
March 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317266/insect-immunity-varies-idiosyncratically-during-overwintering
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Laura V Ferguson, Brent J Sinclair
Overwintering insects face multiple stressors, including pathogen and parasite pressures that shift with seasons. However, we know little of how the insect immune system fluctuates with season, particularly in the overwintering period. To understand how immune activity changes across autumn, winter, and spring, we tracked immune activity of three temperate insects that overwinter as larvae: a weevil (Curculio sp., Coleoptera), gallfly (Eurosta solidaginis, Diptera), and larvae of the lepidopteran Pyrrharctia isabella...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315126/screening-for-main-components-associated-with-the-idiosyncratic-hepatotoxicity-of-a-tonic-herb-polygonum-multiflorum
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Chunyu Li, Ming Niu, Zhaofang Bai, Congen Zhang, Yanling Zhao, Ruiyu Li, Can Tu, Huifang Li, Jing Jing, Yakun Meng, Zhijie Ma, Wuwen Feng, Jinfa Tang, Yun Zhu, Jinjie Li, Xiaoya Shang, Zhengsheng Zou, Xiaohe Xiao, Jiabo Wang
The main constituents of a typical medicinal herb, Polygonum multiflorum (Heshouwu in Chinese), that induces idiosyncratic liver injury remain unclear. Our previous work has shown that cotreatment with a nontoxic dose of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and therapeutic dose of Heshouwu can induce liver injury in rats, whereas the solo treatment cannot induce observable injury. In the present work, using the constituent "knock-out" and "knock-in" strategy, we found that the ethyl acetate (EA) extract of Heshouwu displayed comparable idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity to the whole extract in LPS-treated rats...
March 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303728/how-can-we-overcome-neuropsychological-adverse-effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs
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Juri-Alexander Witt, Christoph Helmstaedter
Antiepileptic pharmacotherapy can have a negative or positive impact on cognition and behavior. Besides individual susceptibilities (in terms of idiosyncratic reactions), the risk of adverse drug effects largely depends on treatment decisions. Therefore practical strategies to prevent neuropsychological side effects comprise (1.) selecting antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) with superior neuropsychological side effect profiles, (2.) restricting the individual drug load (target doses and number of concurrent AEDs), (3...
March 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303164/adverse-drug-reactions-triggered-by-the-common-hla-b-57-01-variant-a-molecular-docking-study
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George Van Den Driessche, Denis Fourches
BACKGROUND: Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) surface proteins are directly involved in idiosyncratic adverse drug reactions. Herein, we present a structure-based analysis of the common HLA-B*57:01 variant known to be responsible for several HLA-linked adverse effects such as the abacavir hypersensitivity syndrome. METHODS: First, we analyzed three X-ray crystal structures involving the HLA-B*57:01 protein variant, the anti-HIV drug abacavir, and different co-binding peptides present in the antigen-binding cleft...
2017: Journal of Cheminformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299016/circumscribed-ciliochoroidal-effusion-presenting-as-an-acute-angle-closure-attack
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Roslyn Kathryn Manrique Lipa, María Eugenia González Sánchez, Carlos Antonio Hijar Ordovas, Abel Rojo Aragües, Carmen Garcia Borque
PURPOSE: To report a case of choroidal effusion probably caused by angiotensin receptor II blocker. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old man with aplastic anemia and high blood pressure who developed unilateral acute angle closure glaucoma after receiving oral cyclosporine and angiotensin II receptor blocker (losartan). Ophthalmic examination revealed visual acuity of 20/30 in the left eye, mild mydriasis, iris bombe, no anterior chamber reaction, mild conjunctival hyperemia, and the intraocular pressure of 30 mmHg...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296394/longitudinal-and-source-to-tap-new-orleans-la-usa-drinking-water-microbiology
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Natalie Marie Hull, Eric P Holinger, Kimberly A Ross, Charles E Robertson, J Kirk Harris, Mark J Stevens, Norman R Pace
The two municipal drinking water systems of New Orleans, LA, USA were sampled to compare microbiology of independent systems that treat the same surface water from the Mississippi River. To better understand temporal trends and sources of microbiology delivered to taps, these treatment plants and distribution systems were subjected to source-to-tap sampling over four years. Both plants employ traditional treatment by chloramination, applied during or after settling, followed by filtration before distribution in a warm, low water age system...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295240/pharmacogenomic-advances-in-the-prediction-and-prevention-of-cutaneous-idiosyncratic-drug-reactions
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Ren-You Pan, Ro-Lan Dao, Shuen-Iu Hung, Wen-Hung Chung
Cutaneous idiosyncratic drug reactions (CIDRs) are usually unpredictable, ranging from mild maculopapular exanthema (MPE) to severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions (SCARs) such as drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Increasing evidences suggest HLA alleles are strongly associated with drug-induced-CIDRs. The pathomechanisms for CIDRs include genetic polymorphisms affecting complex immune specific HLA/drug antigen/T cell receptor interactions and drug metabolism...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293878/construction-of-allosteric-protein-switches-by-alternate-frame-folding-and-intermolecular-fragment-exchange
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Jeung-Hoi Ha, Stewart N Loh
Alternate frame folding (AFF) and protein/fragment exchange (FREX) are related technologies for engineering allosteric conformational changes into proteins that have no pre-existing allosteric properties. One of their chief purposes is to turn an ordinary protein into a biomolecular switch capable of transforming an input event into an optical or functional readout. Here, we present a guide for converting an arbitrary binding protein into a fluorescent biosensor with Förster resonance energy transfer output...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292331/the-ghent-psychotherapy-study-gps-on-the-differential-efficacy-of-supportive-expressive-and-cognitive-behavioral-interventions-in-dependent-and-self-critical-depressive-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Reitske Meganck, Mattias Desmet, Claudi Bockting, Ruth Inslegers, Femke Truijens, Melissa De Smet, Rosa De Geest, Kimberly Van Nieuwenhove, Vicky Hennissen, Goedele Hermans, Tom Loeys, Ufuoma Angelica Norman, Chris Baeken, Stijn Vanheule
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder is a leading cause of disease burden worldwide, indicating the importance of effective therapies. Outcome studies have shown overall efficacy of different types of psychotherapy across groups, yet large variability within groups. Although patient characteristics are considered crucial in understanding outcome, they have received limited research attention. This trial aims at investigating the interaction between therapeutic approach (pre-structured versus explorative) and the personality style of patients (dependent versus self-critical), which is considered a core underlying dimension of depressive pathology...
March 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291036/potential-mechanisms-of-hematological-adverse-drug-reactions-in-patients-receiving-clozapine-in-combination-with-proton-pump-inhibitors
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Michał Wiciński, Mateusz M Węclewicz, Mateusz Miętkiewicz, Bartosz Malinowski, Elżbieta Grześk, Joanna Klonowska
Clozapine is a second-generation antipsychotic which has proven efficacy in treating the symptoms of schizophrenia. Although clozapine therapy is associated with a number of adverse drug reactions, it is frequently used. One of the most common adverse drug reactions is gastroesophageal reflux disease which is an indication for treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Coadministration of clozapine and PPIs increases the risk of hematological adverse drug reactions, including neutropenia and agranulocytosis...
March 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289729/invasive-plants-rapidly-reshape-soil-properties-in-a-grassland-ecosystem
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Sean M Gibbons, Ylva Lekberg, Daniel L Mummey, Naseer Sangwan, Philip W Ramsey, Jack A Gilbert
Plant invasions often reduce native plant diversity and increase net primary productivity. Invaded soils appear to differ from surrounding soils in ways that impede restoration of diverse native plant communities. We hypothesize that invader-mediated shifts in edaphic properties reproducibly alter soil microbial community structure and function. Here, we take a holistic approach, characterizing plant, prokaryotic, and fungal communities and soil physicochemical properties in field sites, invasion gradients, and experimental plots for three invasive plant species that cooccur in the Rocky Mountain West...
March 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289014/addressing-the-crisis-of-gp-recruitment-and-retention-a-systematic-review
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Catherine Marchand, Stephen Peckham
BACKGROUND: The numbers of GPs and training places in general practice are declining, and retaining GPs in their practices is an increasing problem. AIM: To identify evidence on different approaches to retention and recruitment of GPs, such as intrinsic versus extrinsic motivational determinants. DESIGN AND SETTING: Synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research using seven electronic databases from 1990 onwards (Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Health Management Information Consortium [HMIC], Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (Cinahl), PsycINFO, and the Turning Research Into Practice [TRIP] database)...
March 13, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287766/distinguishing-discrete-and-gradient-category-structure-in-language-insights-from-verb-particle-constructions
#19
Laurel Brehm, Matthew Goldrick
The current work uses memory errors to examine the mental representation of verb-particle constructions (VPCs; e.g., make up the story, cut up the meat). Some evidence suggests that VPCs are represented by a cline in which the relationship between the VPC and its component elements ranges from highly transparent (cut up) to highly idiosyncratic (make up). Other evidence supports a multiple class representation, characterizing VPCs as belonging to discretely separated classes differing in semantic and syntactic structure...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286018/acyl-glucuronide-metabolites-implications-for-drug-safety-assessment
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Terry R Van Vleet, Hong Liu, Anthony Lee, Eric A G Blomme
Acyl glucuronides are important metabolites of compounds with carboxylic acid moieties and have unique properties that distinguish them from other phase 2 metabolites. In particular, in addition to being often unstable, acyl glucuronide metabolites can be chemically reactive leading to covalent binding with macromolecules and toxicity. While there is circumstantial evidence that drugs forming acyl glucuronide metabolites can be associated with rare, but severe idiosyncratic toxic reactions, many widely prescribed drugs with good safety records are also metabolized through acyl glucuronidation...
March 7, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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