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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431190/higher-levels-of-submissive-behaviors-at-the-onset-of-the-pairing-process-of-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-are-associated-with-lower-risk-of-wounding-following-introduction
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Ori Pomerantz, Kate C Baker
Social housing of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) is considered to be the cornerstone of behavioral management programs in biomedical facilities. However, it also involves the risk of socially inflicted trauma. The ability to avoid such trauma would contribute to the animals' well-being and alleviate staff's concerns, thus paving the path for more introductions. Here, we sought to address the conflict between the need to socially house rhesus macaques and the need to bring social wounding to a minimum by identifying behaviors expressed early in social introductions, that may serve as predictors of later wounding events...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430674/continuous-eeg-in-pediatric-critical-care-yield-and-efficiency-of-seizure-detection
#2
Arnold J Sansevere, Elizabeth D Duncan, Mark H Libenson, Tobias Loddenkemper, Phillip L Pearl, Robert C Tasker
PURPOSE: Our goal was to define the duration of continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring needed to adequately capture electrographic seizures and EEG status epilepticus in the pediatric intensive care unit using clinical and background EEG features. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients aged 1 month to 21 years admitted to a tertiary pediatric intensive care unit and undergoing cEEG (>3 hours). Clinical data collected included admission diagnosis, EEG background features, and time variables including time to first seizure after initiation of cEEG...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430477/spatiotemporal-patterns-in-ultraslow-domain-wall-creep-dynamics
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Ezequiel E Ferrero, Laura Foini, Thierry Giamarchi, Alejandro B Kolton, Alberto Rosso
In the presence of impurities, ferromagnetic and ferroelectric domain walls slide only above a finite external field. Close to this depinning threshold, they proceed by large and abrupt jumps called avalanches, while, at much smaller fields, these interfaces creep by thermal activation. In this Letter, we develop a novel numerical technique that captures the ultraslow creep regime over huge time scales. We point out the existence of activated events that involve collective reorganizations similar to avalanches, but, at variance with them, display correlated spatiotemporal patterns that resemble the complex sequence of aftershocks observed after a large earthquake...
April 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427496/mortality-risk-factors-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Michael Schmitz, Frank P Tillmann, Ausra Paluckaite, Erich A Laufer, Brian Rayner, Lars C Rump, Peter J Heering
BACKGROUND: Mortality of critically-ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in an intensive-care setting continues to remain high. There is still uncertainty as to which factors should guide clinical judgement. METHODS: A cohort of 155 patients admitted to an intensive-care unit and necessitating RRT due to AKI were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic and clinical parameters at the time of RRT initiation were retrieved...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427436/a-3d-in-vitro-model-of-the-human-breast-duct-a-method-to-unravel-myoepithelial-luminal-interactions-in-the-progression-of-breast-cancer
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Edward P Carter, James A Gopsill, Jennifer J Gomm, J Louise Jones, Richard P Grose
BACKGROUND: 3D modelling fulfils a critical role in research, allowing for complex cell behaviour and interactions to be studied in physiomimetic conditions. With tissue banks becoming established for a number of cancers, researchers now have access to primary patient cells, providing the perfect building blocks to recreate and interrogate intricate cellular systems in the laboratory. The ducts of the human breast are composed of an inner layer of luminal cells supported by an outer layer of myoepithelial cells...
April 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424725/a-genome-scale-analysis-of-the-pin-gene-family-reveals-its-functions-in-cotton-fiber-development
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Yuzhou Zhang, Peng He, Zuoren Yang, Gai Huang, Limin Wang, Chaoyou Pang, Hui Xiao, Peng Zhao, Jianing Yu, Guanghui Xiao
The PIN-FORMED (PIN) protein, the most important polar auxin transporter, plays a critical role in the distribution of auxin and controls multiple biological processes. However, characterizations and functions of this gene family have not been identified in cotton. Here, we identified the PIN family in Gossypium hirsutum, Gossypium arboreum, and Gossypium raimondii. This gene family was divided into seven subgroups. A chromosomal distribution analysis showed that GhPIN genes were evenly distributed in eight chromosomes and that the whole genome and dispersed duplications were the main duplication events for GhPIN expansion...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424604/mapping-critical-language-sites-in-children-performing-verb-generation-whole-brain-connectivity-and-graph-theoretical-analysis-in-meg
#7
Vahab Youssofzadeh, Brady J Williamson, Darren S Kadis
A classic left frontal-temporal brain network is known to support language processes. However, the level of participation of constituent regions, and the contribution of extra-canonical areas, is not fully understood; this is particularly true in children, and in individuals who have experienced early neurological insult. In the present work, we propose whole-brain connectivity and graph-theoretical analysis of magnetoencephalography (MEG) source estimates to provide robust maps of the pediatric expressive language network...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424332/improving-genetic-diagnosis-in-mendelian-disease-with-transcriptome-sequencing
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Beryl B Cummings, Jamie L Marshall, Taru Tukiainen, Monkol Lek, Sandra Donkervoort, A Reghan Foley, Veronique Bolduc, Leigh B Waddell, Sarah A Sandaradura, Gina L O'Grady, Elicia Estrella, Hemakumar M Reddy, Fengmei Zhao, Ben Weisburd, Konrad J Karczewski, Anne H O'Donnell-Luria, Daniel Birnbaum, Anna Sarkozy, Ying Hu, Hernan Gonorazky, Kristl Claeys, Himanshu Joshi, Adam Bournazos, Emily C Oates, Roula Ghaoui, Mark R Davis, Nigel G Laing, Ana Topf, Peter B Kang, Alan H Beggs, Kathryn N North, Volker Straub, James J Dowling, Francesco Muntoni, Nigel F Clarke, Sandra T Cooper, Carsten G Bönnemann, Daniel G MacArthur
Exome and whole-genome sequencing are becoming increasingly routine approaches in Mendelian disease diagnosis. Despite their success, the current diagnostic rate for genomic analyses across a variety of rare diseases is approximately 25 to 50%. We explore the utility of transcriptome sequencing [RNA sequencing (RNA-seq)] as a complementary diagnostic tool in a cohort of 50 patients with genetically undiagnosed rare muscle disorders. We describe an integrated approach to analyze patient muscle RNA-seq, leveraging an analysis framework focused on the detection of transcript-level changes that are unique to the patient compared to more than 180 control skeletal muscle samples...
April 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424162/pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-with-richter-s-transformation-and-relapsed-cll
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Wei Ding, Betsy R LaPlant, Timothy G Call, Sameer A Parikh, Jose F Leis, Rong He, Tait D Shanafelt, Sutapa Sinha, Jennifer Le-Rademacher, Andrew L Feldman, Thomas M Habermann, Thomas E Witzig, Gregory A Wiseman, Yi Lin, Erik Asmus, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Michael J Conte, Deborah A Bowen, Casey N Aitken, Daniel L Van Dyke, Patricia T Greipp, Xin Liu, Xiaosheng Wu, Henan Zhang, Charla R Secreto, Shulan Tian, Esteban Braggio, Linda E Wellik, Ivana Micallef, David S Viswanatha, Huihuang Yan, Asher A Chanan-Khan, Neil E Kay, Haidong Dong, Stephen M Ansell
CLL patients progressed early on ibrutinib often develop Richter's transformation (RT) with short survival about 4 months. Preclinical studies suggest that programmed death 1 (PD-1) pathway is critical to inhibit immune surveillance in CLL. This phase 2 study MC1485 (NCT02332980) was designed to test the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab, a humanized PD-1-blocking antibody, at a dose of 200 mg every 3 weeks in relapsed and transformed CLL. Twenty-five patients including 16 relapsed CLL and 9 RT (all proven diffuse large cell lymphoma) patients were enrolled and 60% received prior ibrutinib...
April 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423741/lenalidomide-and-the-risk-of-serious-infection-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Li Ying, Tong YinHui, Zheng Yunliang, Haozhen Sun
The immunomodulatory drug lenalidomide is highly effective against newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM), but serious and even fatal infections have been associated with its use. In this meta-analysis, we assessed the overall risk of infection to MM patients treated with lenalidomide. Eleven phase II or III clinical trials, comprising 3,210 subjects, were selected from the Embase, Pubmed, and Cochrane Library databases, from the Clinical Trial Registration website, and from meeting abstracts and virtual presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423524/critically-short-telomeres-and-toxicity-of-chemotherapy-in-early-breast-cancer
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Miguel Quintela-Fandino, Nora Soberon, Ana Lluch, Luis Manso, Isabel Calvo, Javier Cortes, Fernando Moreno-Antón, Miguel Gil-Gil, Noelia Martinez-Jánez, Antonio Gonzalez-Martin, Encarna Adrover, Raquel de Andres, Gemma Viñas, Antonio Llombart-Cussac, Emilio Alba, Silvana Mouron, Juan Guerra, Begoña Bermejo, Esther Zamora, Jose Angel García-Saenz, Sonia Pernas Simon, Eva Carrasco, María José Escudero, Ruth Campo, Ramón Colomer, Maria A Blasco
Cumulative toxicity from weekly paclitaxel (myalgia, peripheral neuropathy, fatigue) compromises long-term administration. Preclinical data suggest that the burden of critically short telomeres (< 3 kilobases, CSTs), but not average telomere length by itself, accounts for limited tissue renewal and turnover capacity. The impact of this parameter (which can be modified with different therapies) in chemotherapy-derived toxicity has not been studied.Blood from 115 treatment-naive patients from a clinical trial in early HER2-negative breast cancer that received weekly paclitaxel (80 mg/m2 for 12 weeks) either alone or in combination with nintedanib and from 85 healthy controls was prospectively obtained and individual CSTs and average telomere lenght were determined by HT Q-FISH (high-throughput quantitative FISH)...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423301/risankizumab-versus-ustekinumab-for-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis
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Kim A Papp, Andrew Blauvelt, Michael Bukhalo, Melinda Gooderham, James Krueger, Jean-Philippe Lacour, Alan Menter, Sandra Philipp, Howard Sofen, Stephen Tyring, Beate R Berner, Sudha Visvanathan, Chandrasena Pamulapati, Nathan Bennett, Mary Flack, Paul Scholl, Steven J Padula
Background Interleukin-23 is thought to be critical to the pathogenesis of psoriasis. We compared risankizumab (BI 655066), a humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody that inhibits interleukin-23 by specifically targeting the p19 subunit and thus prevents interleukin-23 signaling, and ustekinumab, an interleukin-12 and interleukin-23 inhibitor, in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Methods We randomly assigned a total of 166 patients to receive subcutaneous injections of risankizumab (a single 18-mg dose at week 0 or 90-mg or 180-mg doses at weeks 0, 4, and 16) or ustekinumab (45 or 90 mg, according to body weight, at weeks 0, 4, and 16)...
April 20, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421855/midterm-outcomes-after-infrapopliteal-interventions-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-based-on-the-tasc-ii-classification-of-below-the-knee-arteries
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Gagan D Singh, Ellen K Brinza, Justin Hildebrand, Stephen W Waldo, T Raymond Foley, John R Laird, Ehrin J Armstrong
PURPOSE: To analyze the relationship between the new TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC II) infrapopliteal classification and limb outcomes among patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was performed on 166 consecutive CLI patients (mean age 71 years; 113 men) undergoing endovascular treatment of 244 infrapopliteal lesions from 2006 to 2013. Patient, procedural, angiographic, and limb outcomes were compared for the new TASC A/B vs C/D classification for infrapopliteal lesions...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421780/intestinal-dysfunction-in-the-critical-trauma-patients-an-early-and-frequent-event
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Beatriz Pinto Costa, Paulo Martins, Carla Verissimo, Marta Simões, Marisa Tomé, Manuela Grazina, Jorge Pimentel, Francisco Castro-Sousa
BACKGROUND: Small-bowel dysfunction exerts a relevant prognostic impact in the critically ill patients. Citrullinemia has been used in the evaluation of the intestinal function and it is considered an objective parameter of the functional enterocyte mass. Present study proposes to determine the intestinal dysfunction prevalence and the citrullinemia kinetic profile in severe trauma patients and to investigate its correlation with severity indicators and clinical outcome. METHODS: A prospective study including 23 critical trauma patients was performed...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420414/integrated-genomic-analysis-of-mitochondrial-rna-processing-in-human-cancers
#15
Youssef Idaghdour, Alan Hodgkinson
BACKGROUND: The mitochondrial genome is transcribed as continuous polycistrons of RNA containing multiple genes. As a consequence, post-transcriptional events are critical for the regulation of gene expression and therefore all aspects of mitochondrial function. One particularly important process is the m(1)A/m(1)G RNA methylation of the ninth position of different mitochondrial tRNAs, which allows efficient processing of mitochondrial mRNAs and protein translation, and de-regulation of genes involved in these processes has been associated with altered mitochondrial function...
April 18, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419442/characterization-of-runx2-phosphorylation-sites-required-for-tgf-%C3%AE-1-mediated-stimulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-13-expression-in-osteoblastic-cells
#16
B Arumugam, M Vairamani, N C Partridge, N Selvamurugan
Transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1), a highly abundant growth factor in skeletal tissues, stimulates matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) expression in osteoblastic cells. MMP-13 plays a critical role in bone remodeling. Runx2, a bone transcription factor, is required for TGF-β1-mediated stimulation of MMP-13 expression in osteoblastic cells. In this study, the molecular mechanism responsible for TGF-β1-stimulation of MMP-13 expression via Runx2 in osteoblastic cells was elucidated. TGF-β1 stimulated the phosphorylation of Runx2 at serine amino acids, and ERK inhibition blocked this effect in rat (UMR106-01) and human (MG-63) osteoblastic cells...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419256/chloromitocu-codon-patterns-across-organelle-genomes-for-functional-genomics-and-evolutionary-applications
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Gaurav Sablok, Ting-Wen Chen, Chi-Ching Lee, Chi Yang, Ruei-Chi Gan, Jill L Wegrzyn, Nicola L Porta, Kinshuk C Nayak, Po-Jung Huang, Claudio Varotto, Petrus Tang
Organelle genomes are widely thought to have arisen from reduction events involving cyanobacterial and archaeal genomes, in the case of chloroplasts, or α-proteobacterial genomes, in the case of mitochondria. Heterogeneity in base composition and codon preference has long been the subject of investigation of topics ranging from phylogenetic distortion to the design of overexpression cassettes for transgenic expression. From the overexpression point of view, it is critical to systematically analyze the codon usage patterns of the organelle genomes...
April 17, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419191/ppar%C3%AE-promotes-tumor-progression-via-activation-of-glut1-and-slc1-a5-transcription
#18
Wenbo Zhang, Ying Xu, QingGang Xu, Haifeng Shi, Juanjuan Shi, Yongzhong Hou
Malignant cancer cell uncontrolled growth depends on the persistent nutrient availability such as glucose and amino acids, which is required for cancer cell energetic and biosynthetic pathways. As a nuclear hormone receptor, peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptor δ (PPARδ) plays a critical role in inflammation and cancer, however, it is still unclear the regulatory mechanism of PPARδ on cancer cell metabolism. Here we found that PPARδ directly regulated neutral amino acid transporter SLC1-A5 (solutecarrier family 1 member 5) and glucose transporter-1(Glut1) gene transcription, leading to uptake of glucose and amino acid, activation of mTOR signaling, and tumor progression...
April 13, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418844/loss-of-tumour-specific-atm-protein-expression-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-early-resected-nsclc
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Lars F Petersen, Alexander C Klimowicz, Shannon Otsuka, Anifat A Elegbede, Stephanie K Petrillo, Tyler Williamson, Chris T Williamson, Mie Konno, Susan P Lees-Miller, Desiree Hao, Don Morris, Anthony M Magliocco, D Gwyn Bebb
Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) is critical in maintaining genomic integrity. In response to DNA double-strand breaks, ATM phosphorylates downstream proteins involved in cell-cycle checkpoint arrest, DNA repair, and apoptosis. Here we investigate the frequency, and influence of ATM deficiency on outcome, in early-resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Tissue microarrays, containing 165 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded resected NSCLC tumours from patients diagnosed at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Canada, between 2003 and 2006, were analyzed for ATM expression using quantitative fluorescence immunohistochemistry...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418813/radiation-induced-deletions-in-mouse-spermatogonia-are-usually-large-over-200-kb-and-contain-little-sequence-similarity-at-the-junctions
#20
Mieko Kodaira, Jun-Ichi Asakawa, Nori Nakamura
Ionizing radiation can induce mutations, and the majority of radiation-induced mutations in mammalian cells are deletions. The most critical types of radiation-induced DNA damage are DNA double-strand breaks, and these breaks are repaired by either the homologous recombination (HR) pathway or the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. The HR pathway is not as mutagenic as the NHEJ pathway, and it is expected that radiation-induced deletions would usually have little sequence similarity around the deletion junction points...
April 18, 2017: Radiation Research
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