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Wei P - - 2013
Bluetongue virus (BTV) VP2 is an important antigenic protein that can be used for the differential diagnosis of different BTV serotypes. Here, we generated a serotype-specific monoclonal antibody (mab) against BTV1. A series of peptides synthesized based on the amino acid sequence of BTV1 VP2 were screened to define (115)AQPLKVGL(122) ...
Kroiss A - - 2013
PURPOSE: We wanted to establish the range of (68)Ga-DOTA-TOC uptake in liver and bone metastases of patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NET) and to establish the range of its uptake in pancreatic NET. This would allow differentiation between physiological uptake and tumour-related somatostatin receptor expression in the pancreas (including the uncinate ...
Cho M M Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California-Los Angeles, CA, USA. - - 2013
To determine the relationship between Polycystic Ovary (PCO) morphology and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) outcome in oocyte donation cycles. Cross sectional study Private IVF clinic 164 consecutive ovum donors and their recipients were reviewed, 149 were included in the study where 113 patients had normal ovarian morphology and 36 patients ...
Danilovic Debora Lucia Seguro - - 2013
Association between autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) and hepatitis C is controversial, but may occur or worsen during alpha-interferon treatment. The mechanism responsible for autoimmune diseases in infected patients has not been fully elucidated. This study aims to evaluate the frequency of AITD in chronic hepatitis C and the association of ...
Kassab Kawser - - 2013
The efficacy of transfersomes (flexible liposomes) as a novel technique for topical delivery of the hydrophilic tetra-anionic photodynamic sensitizer aluminum (III) phthalocyanine tetrasulfonate (AlPcS4) was investigated, on mammalian fibroblasts and on Balb/c mice dorsal skin. AlPcS4 was loaded in transfersomes composed of phosphatidylcholine/sodium deoxycholate (5:1, 10:1, and 15:1 w/w, ratios), resulting ...
Sallem Rym Ben - - 2013
Abstract Our objective was to analyze the carriage rate of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)- and plasmidic AmpC β-lactamase (pAmpC)-producing Escherichia coli isolates in fecal samples of healthy pets (dogs and cats) and to characterize the recovered isolates for the presence of other resistance genes and integrons. Eighty fecal samples of healthy ...
Sugimoto-Matsuda Jeanelle - - 2013
This study examined ethnic and gender differences in youth violence in the U.S. across time, especially when disaggregating Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and examining adolescents with mixed ancestry. National data from 1999 to 2009 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System were analyzed. ...
Barcelos Gleicy K - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine if the measurement of blood biomarkers of glucose cerebral metabolism, performed with retrograde jugular catheter, could predict the outcome of poor-grade aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) patients. METHODS: This study was conducted in 68 poor-grade aSAH patients. A total of 4,024 blood ...
Wang Lin - - 2013
Both emotional words and words focused by information structure can capture attention. This study examined the interplay between emotional salience and information structure in modulating attentional resources in the service of integrating emotional words into sentence context. Event-related potentials (ERPs) to affectively negative, neutral, and positive words, which were either ...
Chen Wenjiao - - 2013
The breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) is a well-known tumor suppressor gene implicated in the predisposition of early-onset breast and ovarian cancer. The aim of this study is to identify the prognostic significance of BRCA1 in patients with gastric cancer undergoing surgery and platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy. BRCA1 ...
Gatselis Nikolaos K - - 2013
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome and can progress to cirrhosis, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma. In the last two decades, the prevalence of NAFLD has been growing in most developed countries, mainly as a consequence of its close association with obesity and diabetes ...
Belardi Girolamo - - 2013
The generation and emission of particulate matter from abrasion industry are subjects of the pollution monitoring by multidisciplinary study involving earth sciences and engineering disciplines. This work investigates the correlation between textural properties of in situ rock with class size distribution and morphology of particles generated after rock comminution and ...
Gahr Maximilian - - 2013
Pregabalin (PRG) is approved for the treatment of neuropathic pain, partial seizures and generalised anxiety disorder in many countries and currently under study for other indications. Supported by case reports and the results of a limited number of studies there is an ongoing debate on the potential of PRG to ...
Khan Fazel A FA Department of Orthopaedics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, - - 2013
Manual techniques of reproducing a preoperative plan for primary bone tumor resection using rudimentary devices and imprecise localization techniques can result in compromised margins or unnecessary removal of unaffected tissue. We examined whether a novel technique using computer-generated custom jigs more accurately reproduces a preoperative resection plan than a standard ...
De Rose Agostino Maria - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of the preoperatively assessed tumor doubling time (DT) in patients undergoing liver resection for mass-forming intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHC). METHODS: We evaluated 79 patients who underwent curative resection for IHC, and in whom the same imaging technique was preoperatively ...
Kim Yangjin - - 2013
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an early stage noninvasive breast cancer that originates in the epithelial lining of the milk ducts, but it can evolve into comedo DCIS and ultimately, into the most common type of breast cancer, invasive ductal carcinoma. Understanding the progression and how to effectively intervene ...
O'Dell Boyd L - - 2013
Zinc deficiency in 3T3 cells induced by the use of diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DTPA) has been shown to impair calcium entry associated with failure of proliferation when the cells are stimulated with polypeptide growth factors (GF). These functions of zinc have been evaluated here in the same clone of cells by simple ...
Grover Himanshu H Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206-3701, - - 2013
Peptide and protein identification via tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) lies at the heart of proteomic characterization of biological samples. Several algorithms are able to search, score, and assign peptides to large MS/MS datasets. Most popular methods, however, underutilize the intensity information available in the tandem mass spectrum due to the ...
Zirke N - - 2013
PURPOSE: Known association between tinnitus and psychological distress prompted us to examine patients with chronic tinnitus by using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI), which is a standardized and reliable method used for the diagnosis of mental disorders. METHODS: One hundred patients with chronic tinnitus admitted to the Tinnitus Center, ...
Peng Zheng-Wu - - 2013
Paroxetine is a widely used antidepressant in clinic. Besides its role in inhibition of serotonin reuptake, resent studies indicate that the increase of hippocampal neurogenesis is also involved in its pharmacology. However, only limited data are available in this regard and its effect on the hippocampus-derived neural stem cell (NSCs) ...
Kacso Ina Maria - - 2013
PURPOSE: The newly discovered endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule (ESAM) stabilizes the interendothelial tight junction; it circulates in serum as a soluble fraction. In experimental diabetes, reduced ESAM expression in the kidney is associated with albuminuria. We investigated, for the first time, serum ESAM as a predictor of progression of kidney ...
Feldthusen Caroline - - 2013
The aim of this study was to describe how persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of working age experience and handle their fatigue in everyday life. Six focus group discussions were conducted focusing on experiences of fatigue in 25 persons with RA (19 women, 6 men), aged 20-60 years. The discussions were ...
Sayin Ibrahim I ENT Clinic, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Teaching and Research Hospital, Tevfik Sağlam Cad. No:11 Zuhuratbaba, 34417, Istanbul, Turkey, - - 2013
The objective was to compare the outcomes of spontaneous closure and hyaluronic acid (HA) ester patching (Epifilm®) in subjects with traumatic tympanic membrane (TM) perforation. This was a prospective, controlled study performed at a tertiary teaching and research hospital. During 6-month period, subjects were divided into spontaneous closure (group A) ...
Chandra Mohan Darapaneni - - 2013
The aqueous syntheses of methyl imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines without any deliberate addition of catalyst are reported. Imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazine and imidazo[2,1-a]isoquinoline were also obtained in good yields under similar conditions. With acetonitrile as solvent, Ag- catalyzed intramolecular aminooxygenation produced imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine-3-carbaldehydes in moderate to good yields.
Sakuraba Yasuhito - - 2013
NADPH:protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (POR) catalyzes photoreduction of protochlorophyllide (Pchlide) to chlorophyllide in chlorophyll (Chl) synthesis and is required for prolamellar body (PLB) formation in etioplasts. Rice faded green leaf (fgl) mutants develop yellow/white leaf variegation and necrotic lesions during leaf elongation in field-grown plants. Map-based cloning revealed that FGL encodes OsPORB, ...
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The BVA officer team and representatives from the Northern Ireland veterinary associations met recently in Belfast to finalise the formation of a BVA Northern Ireland Branch.
Zhang Jinchao - - 2013
The effects of Mn(2+) on the proliferation, osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of BMSCs were evaluated by employing MTT, ΔΨm, cell cycle, ALP activity, collagen production, ARS and oil red O stain assays. The results indicated that Mn(2+) decreased the viability at most concentrations for 24 h, but the viability was increased ...
Saravanan Vijayakumar - - 2013
Abstract Chloroplasts are organelles found in plant system and other photosynthetic eukaryotes. Since a large number of essential pathways take place in this organelle, proteins in the chloroplast are considered vital. Therefore, knowledge about the subchloroplast localization of the chloroplast proteins will provide precise information in understanding its interaction within ...
Heredia-Jimenez Jose M - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the kinematics disorder of gait in men with fibromyalgia. We studied 12 male with fibromyalgia and 14 healthy men. Each participant of the study walked five trials along a 18.6-m walkway. Fibromyalgia patients completed a Spanish version of Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire. Significant ...
Nakajima Kiyokazu - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Use of rigid instruments via transvaginal (TV) route has been proposed as a practical alternative to natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) using flexible devices. However, its safety has not been fully evaluated for each abdominal organ with different positional relationship to the vagina. The aim of this study ...
de Melo Jociana Bandeira - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to investigate the in vitro effect of CO(2) laser on the inhibition of root surface demineralization around composite resin restorations. For this purpose, 30 blocks obtained from human molar roots were divided into three groups: group 1 (negative control), cavity prepared with cylindrical ...
Raiborg Camilla - - 2013
Endocytosis and subsequent membrane traffic through endosomes are cellular processes that are integral to eukaryotic evolution, and numerous human diseases are associated with their dysfunctions. Consequently, it is important to untangle the molecular machineries that regulate membrane dynamics and protein flow in the endocytic pathway. Central in this context is ...
Sun Jian - - 2013
Recently, microRNA-99 family members, such as miR-99a/b and miR-100, have been reported to exhibit abnormal expression in various malignant tumors, but their functions in carcinomas are controversial. In this study, we focused on miR-99a and miR-100, which were determined to be universally downregulated in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, and investigated ...
Abernethy D A - - 2013
Selected demographic features and trends in bovine tuberculosis (BTB) from 1995 to 2010 are described for the countries of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, using standardised definitions and measures. All countries experienced a reduction in the number of cattle and herds and in the proportion of dairy herds, ...
Thomas Sandhya S SS Nephrology Division M/S: BCM 285, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Alkek N-520, Houston, TX 77030, - - 2013
Catabolic conditions including chronic kidney disease (CKD), cancer, and diabetes cause muscle atrophy. The loss of muscle mass worsens the burden of disease because it is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. To avoid these problems or to develop treatment strategies, the mechanisms leading to muscle wasting must be identified. ...
Liu Bao-Tao - - 2013
Plasmid-mediated quinolone-resistance (PMQR) genes were determined by polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) in 250 Escherichia coli isolates from food-producing animals in Guangdong, China, in 2009-2010. Then, the prevalence of plasmid-mediated β-lactamase and 16S rRNA methylase genes was determined by PCRs among the PMQR-positive isolates. One hundred fifty-seven (62.8%) isolates were found ...
Nisula Sara - - 2013
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the incidence, risk factors and outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI) in Finnish ICUs. METHODS: This prospective, observational, multi-centre study comprised adult emergency admissions and elective patients whose stay exceeded 24 h during a 5-month period in 17 Finnish ICUs. We defined AKI first by the ...
Savas J A - - 2013
Port wine stains (PWS) are among the most common congenital vascular malformations. Unlike capillary hemangiomas, these lesions do not involute spontaneously but rather become progressively more disfiguring as the patient ages. While benign in nature, the cosmetic deformity and attendant psychological and emotional distress prompt the majority of those afflicted ...
Zhong X - - 2013
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: As microRNA-21 (miR-21) plays a pathological role in fibrosis, we hypothesised that it may be a therapeutic target for diabetic nephropathy. METHODS: Abundance of miR-21 was examined in diabetic kidneys from db/db mice. The therapeutic potential of miR-21 in diabetic kidney injury was examined in db/db mice by an ...
Sugiyama Akihide - - 2013
Repair of recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) after repair of congenital esophageal atresia continues to be a difficult problem. The most common re-operation for a recurrent TEF involves repair via a right thoracotomy and use of a flap as interposed tissue between the closure sites. Although several materials have been reported ...
Zamani-Ahmadmahmoodi R - - 2013
Geostatistical studies are used to estimate pollution burden in aquatic ecosystems and to plan large-scale control programs to protect these environments. Geostatistical studies allow us to predicted pollutant concentrations for areas that have not been sampled. This is done by taking into account the spatial correlations between estimated and sampled ...
Groebner Jens - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: A liquid crystal display was modified for use inside a 7 T MR magnet. SNR measurements were performed using different imaging sequences with the monitor absent, present, or activated. fMRI with a volunteer was conducted using a visual stimulus. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: SNR was reduced by 3.7 %/7.9 % in ...
Steindel Frauke - - 2013
Type-1 cannabinoid receptors (CB1) are expressed in different neuronal populations in the mammalian brain. In particular, CB1 receptors on GABAergic or glutamatergic neurons exert different functions and display different pharmacological properties in vivo. This suggests the existence of neuronal type-specific signalling pathways activated by different subpopulations of CB1 receptors. In ...
Li Yan - - 2013
Some recent papers clearly indicate that the cytoplasmic domain of KcsA plays a role in pH sensing. We have performed, for the first time, a targeted molecular dynamics (TMD) simulation of the opening of full-length KcsA at pH 4 and pH 7, with a special interest for the cytoplasmic domain. ...
Roder Friedrich - - 2013
We have established an approach for the spatial control of lipid phase separation in tethered polymer-supported membranes (PSM), which were obtained by vesicle fusion on a PEG polymer brush functionalized with fatty acid moieties. Phase separation of ternary lipid mixtures (DOPC/SM/cholesterol) into liquid disordered (ld) and liquid ordered (lo) phases ...
McRae Jacqui Marie - - 2013
Different molecular structures of grape tannins have been shown to influence astringency, however the in-mouth sensory effects of different molecular structures in red wine tannins remains to be established. The objective of this research was to assess the impact of wine tannin structure on in-mouth sensory properties. Wine tannin was ...
Bao Nirong N Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nanjing Jinling Hospital, 305 Zhongshan East Road, Nanjing, China, - - 2013
The study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of lesser trochanteric osteotomy for femoral shortening in total hip arthroplasty in treatment of 28 cases of CROWE IV developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Patients underwent progressive femoral shortening at the level of lesser trochanteric to make reduction possible ...
Ninomiya Hironori - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: A subset of lung adenocarcinomas harboring an EML4-ALK fusion gene resulting in dominant oncogenic activity has emerged as a target for specific therapy. EML4-ALK fusion confers a characteristic histology and is detected more frequently in never or light smokers and younger patients. METHODS: To gain insights into etiology ...
Vila-Costa Maria - - 2013
Bacteria and Archaea of the air-water surface microlayer (neuston) and plankton from three high mountain lakes (Limnological Observatory of the Pyrenees, Spain) were analyzed by 16S rRNA gene 454 pyrosequencing (V6 region) in two dates with different atmospheric aerosol loading conditions: (i) under a Saharan dust plume driven by southern ...
Kim In Sik - - 2013
(S)-(+)-decursin is a biological coumarin compound isolated from Angelica gigas Nakai. (S)-(+)-decursin and its analogue have a variety of pharmacological activities. In the present study, the anti-inflammatory effect of a (S)-(+)-decursin derivative, (S)-(+)-3-(3,4-dihydroxy-phenyl)-acrylic acid 2,2-dimethyl-8-oxo-3,4-dihydro-2H,8H-pyrano [3,2-g]-chromen-3-yl-ester (Compound 6, C6), on in vitro and in vivo atopic dermatitis was investigated. C6 ...
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