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Halfon Philippe - - 2013
A new genotyping-based DNA assay (Digene LQ(®)) was developed recently. The primary aim was to assess the distribution of HPV types using this new assay in atypical squamous cells of undeterminate significance (ASCUS). The secondary aim was to correlate the HPV types with the severity of the disease. The study ...
Kusano Toru - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Whether gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy improves survival of patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remains controversial. Few studies have described the pathological features of AGC with metastatic suprapancreatic lymph nodes (LN), which are the target of D2 lymphadenectomy. This study therefore aims to clarify the prognosis and clinical pathological ...
Yates N L - - 2013
Prevention of HIV-1 transmission at mucosal surfaces will likely require durable pre-existing mucosal anti-HIV-1 antibodies (Abs). Defining the ontogeny, specificities and potentially protective nature of the initial mucosal virus-specific B-cell response will be critical for understanding how to induce protective Ab responses by vaccination. Genital fluids from patients within the ...
Spindler Volker - - 2013
In pemphigus vulgaris, a life-threatening autoimmune skin disease, epidermal blisters are caused by autoantibodies primarily targeting desmosomal cadherins desmoglein 3 (DSG3) and DSG1, leading to loss of keratinocyte cohesion. Due to limited insights into disease pathogenesis, current therapy relies primarily on nonspecific long-term immunosuppression. Both direct inhibition of DSG transinteraction ...
van de Ven Kim C C - - 2013
Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) experience, on average, 2 to 3 hypoglycemic episodes per week. This study investigated the effect of hypoglycemia on cerebral glucose metabolism in patients with uncomplicated T1DM. For this purpose, hyperinsulinemic euglycemic and hypoglycemic glucose clamps were performed on separate days, using [1-13C]glucose infusion ...
Osawa Yosuke - - 2013
Acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) regulates the homeostasis of sphingolipids, including ceramides and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). These sphingolipids regulate carcinogenesis and proliferation, survival, and apoptosis of cancer cells. However, the role of ASM in host defense against liver metastasis remains unclear. In this study, the involvement of ASM in liver metastasis of colon ...
Kim Sun Jung - - 2013
Mice with a DC-specific deletion of the transcriptional repressor B lymphocyte-induced maturation protein-1 (Blimp1) exhibit a lupus-like phenotype, secondary to enhanced DC production of IL-6. Here we explored further phenotypic changes in Blimp1-deficient DCs, the molecular mechanism underlying these changes, and their relevance to human disease. Blimp1-deficient DCs exhibited elevated ...
Jackson D - - 2013
Sea lice infestation as a source of marine mortality of outwardly migrating Atlantic salmon smolts has been investigated by treating groups of ranched salmon, prior to release, with a prophylactic sea lice treatment conferring protection from sea lice infestation. A number of studies have been carried out in Ireland using ...
Yan Wenjun - - 2013
Our previous studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning (HBO-PC) induces tolerance to cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). This study aimed to investigate whether SirT1, a class III histone deacetylase, is involved in neuroprotection elicited by HBO-PC in animal and cell culture models of ischemia. Rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery ...
Ferron Géraldine M - - 2013
To develop a population pharmacokinetic (PK) model for cabazitaxel in patients with advanced solid tumors and examine the influence of demographic and baseline parameters. One hundred and seventy patients who received cabazitaxel (10-30 mg/m(2), 1-h IV infusion) every 7 or 21 days in five Phase I-III studies were analyzed by ...
Brekelmans P - - 2013
In the European Union (EU), notification of product information by industry to poisons centres and/or competent authorities is a legal obligation for mixtures classified as hazardous. However, EU legislation does not specify the precise information needed for this product notification. As a consequence, varying requirements have been developed in different ...
Kaldis Angelo - - 2013
The production of pharmaceutical proteins in plants has made much progress in recent years with the development of transient expression systems, transplastomic technology and humanizing glycosylation patterns in plants. However, the first therapeutic proteins approved for administration to humans and animals were made in plant cell suspensions for reasons of ...
Gokhin David S - - 2013
Correct specification of myofilament length is essential for efficient skeletal muscle contraction. The length of thin actin filaments can be explained by a novel 'two-segment' model, wherein the thin filaments consist of two concatenated segments, which are of either constant or variable length. This is in contrast to the classic ...
Voelkl Jakob - - 2013
Klotho is a potent regulator of 1,25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3] formation and calcium-phosphate metabolism. Klotho-hypomorphic mice (kl/kl mice) suffer from severe growth deficits, rapid aging, hyperphosphatemia, hyperaldosteronism, and extensive vascular and soft tissue calcification. Sequelae of klotho deficiency are similar to those of end-stage renal disease. We show here that the ...
Andreasen Charlotte - - 2013
Cardiomyopathies are a heterogeneous group of diseases with various etiologies. We focused on three genetically determined cardiomyopathies: hypertrophic (HCM), dilated (DCM), and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Eighty-four genes have so far been associated with these cardiomyopathies, but the disease-causing effect of reported variants is often dubious. In order to ...
Steinsbekk Kristin Solum - - 2013
In the endeavour of biobank research there is dispute concerning what type of consent and which form of donor-biobank relationship meet high ethical standards. Up until now, a 'broad consent' model has been used in many present-day biobank projects. However it has been, by some scholars, deemed as a pragmatic, ...
Souza Maria A - - 2013
Advances in the glycobiology and immunology fields have provided many insights into the role of carbohydrate-protein interactions in the immune system. We aim to present a comprehensive review of the effects that some plant lectins exert as immunomodulatory agents, showing that they are able to positively modify the immune response ...
Parker Brittany C - - 2013
Fusion genes are chromosomal aberrations that are found in many cancers and can be used as prognostic markers and drug targets in clinical practice. Fusions can lead to production of oncogenic fusion proteins or to enhanced expression of oncogenes. Several recent studies have reported that some fusion genes can escape ...
Ceelie Ilse - - 2013
Continuous morphine infusion as standard postoperative analgesic therapy in young infants is associated with unwanted adverse effects such as respiratory depression. To determine whether intravenous paracetamol (acetaminophen) would significantly (>30%) reduce morphine requirements in neonates and infants after major surgery. Single-center, randomized, double-blind study conducted in a level 3 pediatric ...
Allen Vanessa G - - 2013
Although cephalosporins are the cornerstone of treatment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections, cefixime is the only oral antimicrobial option. Increased minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) to cefixime have been identified worldwide and have been associated with reports of clinical failure. To assess the risk of clinical treatment failure of N. gonorrhoeae infections ...
Ozturan Orhan - - 2013
Saddle nose deformity presents a significant challenge to surgeons. The reconstruction of a saddle nose requires structural addition to the nasal dorsum and tip. Costal cartilage grafts have been utilized for fixing severe saddle nose deformity, but costal cartilage is notorious for early and/or late warping. In addition to well-known ...
Drewniak L - - 2013
It is well known that microorganisms can dissolve different minerals and use them as sources of nutrients and energy. The majority of rock minerals are rich in vital elements (e.g., P, Fe, S, Mg and Mo), but some may also contain toxic metals or metalloids, like arsenic. The toxicity of ...
Wang Xiaosheng - - 2013
The emergence of a huge volume of "omics" data enables a computational approach to the investigation of the biology of cancer. The cancer informatics approach is a useful supplement to the traditional experimental approach. This article reviewed several reports that used a bioinformatics approach to analyze the associations among aging, ...
Zhang Zhi-Ling - - 2013
The reporting of complications following transperitoneal and retroperitoneal open radical nephrectomy (RN) is nonstandardized. The aim of this study was to compare early complications between the two approaches using a standardized reporting methodology in a large contemporary cohort. Between 1996 and 2009, 558 patients underwent open RN for renal cell ...
Strain J J JJ Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, UK. - - 2013
Choline is an essential nutrient that is found in many food sources and plays a critical role in the development of the central nervous system. Animal studies have shown that choline status pre- and postnatally can have long-lasting effects on attention and memory; however, effects in human subjects have not ...
Nandakumar Jayakrishnan J Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0596, - - 2013
Telomeres, the ends of linear eukaryotic chromosomes, are characterized by the presence of multiple repeats of a short DNA sequence. This telomeric DNA is protected from illicit repair by telomere-associated proteins, which in mammals form the shelterin complex. Replicative polymerases are unable to synthesize DNA at the extreme ends of ...
Shamsipur Mojtaba M Department of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran. - - 2013
Investigations on thermal behavior of drug samples such as acyclovir and zidovudine are interesting not only for obtaining stability information for their processing in pharmaceutical industry but also for predicting their shelf lives and suitable storage conditions. The present work describes thermal behaviors and decomposition kinetics of acyclovir and zidovudine ...
Babic Ivan I Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, UCSD, La Jolla, California, - - 2013
RNA sequencing facilitates the discovery of novel gene fusions in cancer. In this issue of the JCI, Parker et al. identify an FGFR3-TACC3 fusion oncogene in glioblastoma and demonstrate a novel mechanism of pathogenicity. A miR-99a binding site within the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of FGFR3 is lost, releasing FGFR3 signaling ...
Quarles L Darryl LD University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 956 Court Ave., Suite B226, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. - - 2013
CLINICAL VIGNETTE: A 48-year-old man with chronic kidney disease stage five due to type II diabetes mellitus and hypertension was referred for hemodialysis initiation. His physical exam showed a blood pressure of 150/80, normal fundi, a positive fourth heart sound (S4), and trace pedal edema. Moderate aortic calcification was present ...
Bao Anyu - - 2013
It has been previously demonstrated that vitamin D acts as a prognostic indicator of gastric cancer and may be correlated with the incidence risk of gastric cancer. However, the effect of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on the apoptosis of human gastric cancer cells is unclear. The aim of this study was to ...
Reed Sarah A SA Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA, - - 2014
Recovery from tendon injury is based on long periods of rest, which results in sub-optimal repair, often replacing tendon with fibrocartilage scar tissue. Recently, the use of stem cells in equine tendon repair has been attempted with variable success. The objective of this work was to determine the expression of ...
Pietrzyk Uwe U Institute of Neurosciences and Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52425 Jülich, Germany. - - 2013
The introduction of hybrid positron emission/magnetic resonance tomography (PET/MR) in diagnostic clinical imaging was a major step in the evolution of ever-more sophisticated imaging systems combining two strategies formerly regarded as technically incompatible in a single device. The advent of PET/MR opened up many new avenues in clinical and research ...
Yazawa Masayuki M Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, - - 2013
Genetic mutations in ion channel genes that are associated with cardiac arrhythmias have been identified over the past several decades. However, little is known about the pathophysiological processes. An important limitation has been the difficulty of using human cardiomyocytes to study arrhythmias and identify drugs. To circumvent this issue, we ...
Mills A M AM Anthony Mills MD Inc., Los Angeles, CA 90069, USA. - - 2013
The aim of the study was to compare the neuropsychiatric safety and tolerability of rilpivirine (TMC278) vs. efavirenz in a preplanned pooled analysis of data from the ECHO and THRIVE studies which compared the safety and efficacy of the two drugs in HIV-1 infected treatment naïve adults. ECHO and THRIVE ...
Barriuso-Iglesias Mónica M Instituto de Biotecnología de León (INBIOTEC), Parque Científico de León, León, - - 2013
Corynebacterium glutamicum used in the amino acid fermentation industries is an alkaliphilic microorganism. Its F(0)F(1)-ATPase operon (atpBEFHAGDC) is expressed optimally at pH 9.0 forming a polycistronic (7.5 kb) and a monocistronic (1.2 kb) transcripts both starting upstream of the atpB gene. Expression of this operon is controlled by the SigmaH ...
Giuliano Chiara C Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. - - 2013
Evidence has implicated the endogenous opioids, in particular μ-opioid receptors, in emotional behavior and regulation of reward circuits, especially in the context of heroin addiction and hedonic responses to ingestive rewards. The μ-opioid receptor antagonist naltrexone (NTX) has been reported to be effective in preventing relapse to alcoholism and in ...
Kulasekararaj Austin G AG Department of Haematological Medicine, King's College London, School of Medicine, London, - - 2013
This study aimed to determine the incidence/prognostic impact of TP53 mutation in 318 myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients, and to correlate the changes to cytogenetics, single nucleotide polymorphism array karyotyping and clinical outcome. The median age was 65 years (17-89 years) and median follow-up was 45 months [95% confidence interval (CI) ...
Jaki Thomas T Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics Research Unit, Lancaster University, Lancaster, - - 2013
One key aim of Phase I cancer studies is to identify the dose of a treatment to be further evaluated in Phase II. We describe, in non-statistical language, three classes of dose-escalation trial design and compare their properties. We review three classes of dose-escalation design suitable for Phase I cancer ...
Gopal R - - 2013
The variable efficacy of tuberculosis (TB) vaccines and the emergence of drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) emphasize the urgency for not only generating new and more effective vaccines against TB but also understanding the underlying mechanisms that mediate vaccine-induced protection. We demonstrate that mucosal adjuvants, such as type II ...
Kamson David O DO PET Center and Translational Imaging Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, - - 2013
Pretreatment delineation of infiltrating glioma volume remains suboptimal with current neuroimaging techniques. Gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted (T1-Gad) MR images often underestimate the true extent of the tumor, while T2-weighted images preferentially highlight peritumoral edema. Accumulation of α-[(11)C]methyl-L-tryptophan (AMT) on positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown in gliomas. To determine whether increased ...
Mergenthaler Philipp P Department of Experimental Neurology, Charitéplatz, Berlin, - - 2013
Hypoxic preconditioning is thought to rely on gene products regulated by hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1. Here, we show that the HIF-1 target gene cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1, p21(WAF1/CIP1), is essential for neuroprotection by hypoxic/aglycemic or erythropoietin preconditioning using wild-type and p21(WAF1/CIP1)-deficient neurons. Furthermore, overexpression of wild-type p21(WAF1/CIP1) or phospho-mutants significantly increased ...
DeRose Robert R Department of Cell Biology, Center for Cell Dynamics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, - - 2013
Chemically-inducible dimerization (CID) is a powerful tool that has proved useful in solving numerous problems in cell biology and related fields. In this review, we focus on case studies where CID was able to provide insight into otherwise refractory problems. Of particular interest are the cases of lipid second messengers ...
Quinn Jennifer J JJ Department of Psychology, Miami University, 90 N. Patterson Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056, USA. - - 2013
The mouse has emerged as an advantageous species for studying the brain circuitry that underlies complex behavior and for modeling neuropsychiatric disease. The transition from flexible, goal-directed actions to inflexible, habitual responses is argued to be a valid and reliable behavioral model for studying a core aspect of corticostriatal systems ...
Hyder Fahmeed F Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA. - - 2013
Rodent (13)C magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies show that glutamatergic signaling requires high oxidative energy in the awake resting state and allowed calibration of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) signal in terms of energy relative to the resting energy. Here, we derived energy used for glutamatergic signaling in the awake resting ...
Braum Leonie S LS Department of Radiology, Charité Medical School, Campus Mitte, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, - - 2013
To test the hypothesis that microanatomical differences in joint disease localisation could be exploited using high-resolution MRI to better differentiate among rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis/psoriatic arthritis (SpA/PsA) and osteoarthritis (OA) in clinical practice. Sixty-nine patients with suspected inflammatory joint disease of the hand or feet underwent high-resolution MRI using a ...
Idoyaga Juliana J Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology and Chris Browne Center for Immunology and Immune Diseases, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, USA. - - 2013
Harnessing DCs for immunotherapies in vivo requires the elucidation of the physiological role of distinct DC populations. Migratory DCs traffic from peripheral tissues to draining lymph nodes charged with tissue self antigens. We hypothesized that these DC populations have a specialized role in the maintenance of peripheral tolerance, specifically, to ...
Okuyama Sumito S Department of Physiology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo-machi Aoba-Ku, Sendai, 980-8575, - - 2013
Previous studies have shown that elementary aspects of numerical abilities have developed in non-human primates. In the present study, we explored the potential for the development of a novel ability in the use of numerical operations by macaque monkeys (Macaca fuscata): adequate selection of a series of numerical actions toward ...
Milošević-Djordjević Olivera O Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac, Radoja Domanovića 12, 34000, Kragujevac, Serbia, - - 2013
Since Teucrium chamaedrys and Teucrium montanum are the most popular plants used in the treatment of many diseases, we evaluated genotoxic potential of their methanolic extracts on cultured human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) using cytokinesis-block micronucleus (MN) assay. Cultures were treated with four concentrations of both plants (125, 250, 500 ...
Zhang Jinying J Research Laboratory of Biochemistry, Basic Medical Institute, General Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army and Military Medical Postgraduate College, Beijing, PR - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective mechanism of leptin-mediated metabolic recovery against cerebral injury after ischemia and reperfusion. We determined the neurologic deficit score, extent of brain edema, and infarct volume after reperfusion. The histopathologic alterations and changes in glucose uptake in the brain were also ...
Bao Dang Quoc Q INSERM UMR698, Paris, - - 2013
Breakdown of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a key step associated with ischemic stroke and its increased permeability causes extravasation of plasma proteins and circulating leukocytes. Polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) proteases may participate in BBB breakdown. We investigated the role of PMNs in ischemic conditions by testing their effects on a ...
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