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Harvey Merryl E ME Centre for the Developing Brain, Imperial College London and MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK. - - 2013
To explore parental information and communication needs during their baby's care in the neonatal unit with a focus on brain imaging and neurological prognosis. Eighteen parents recruited from one neonatal unit in the United Kingdom participated in semi-structured qualitative interviews using a grounded theory approach. The topic guide focused on ...
Josse Robert - - 2013
According to the 2010 Osteoporosis Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines, denosumab is a first-line option for the pharmacological management of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO), along with several therapeutics that may be more familiar to family practice doctors: bisphosphonates, raloxifene, teriparatide, and hormone therapy. Denosumab is indicated for postmenopausal patients at high risk ...
Zhang Hongmei H Department of Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, - - 2013
GRL-0519 (1) is a potent antiviral inhibitor of HIV-1 protease (PR) possessing tris-tetrahydrofuran (tris-THF) at P2. The high resolution X-ray crystal structures of inhibitor 1 in complexes with single substitution mutants PR(R8Q), PR(D30N), PR(I50V), PR(I54M), and PR(V82A) were analyzed in relation to kinetic data. The smaller valine side chain in ...
Mondal Deboprosad D Department of Chemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, United - - 2013
A mild chlorination reaction of alcohols was developed using the classical thionyl chloride reagent but with added catalytic titanium(IV) chloride. These reactions proceeded rapidly to afford chlorination products in excellent yields and with preference for retention of configuration. Stereoselectivities were high for a variety of chiral cyclic secondary substrates including ...
van Reenen Alexander A Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. - - 2013
The upcoming generations of high-sensitive and miniaturized biosensing systems need target capture methods that are as efficient and as rapid as possible, with targets ranging from molecules to cells. Capture of the targets can be achieved using particles coated with affinity molecules, but there are still fundamental questions as to ...
Yeh Edmund A-H EA Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, - - 2013
All four diastereomers of a typical saturated oligoisoprenoid, 4,8,12-trimethylnonadecanol, are made by an iterative three-step cycle with the aid of traceless thionocarbonate fluorous tags to encode configurations. The tags have a minimum number of total fluorine atoms, starting at zero and increasing in increments of one. With suitable acquisition and ...
Wang Hao H Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095-1569, - - 2013
The chiral BINOL-phosphoric acid catalyzed allylboration and propargylation reactions are studied with density functional theory (B3LYP and B3LYP-D3). Two different models were recently proposed for these reactions by Goodman and our group, respectively. In Goodman's model for allylborations, the catalyst interacts with the boronate pseudoaxial oxygen. By contrast, our model ...
Wong Catherine C L CC Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, SR-11, La Jolla, California 92037, - - 2013
Pyrococcus furiosus (Pfu) is an excellent organism to generate reference samples for proteomics laboratories because of its moderately sized genome and very little sequence duplication within the genome. We demonstrated a stable and consistent method to prepare proteins in bulk that eliminates growth and preparation as a source of uncertainty ...
Lokareddy Ravi Kumar RK Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University , 233 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, United - - 2013
Regulation of p53 phosphorylation is critical to control its stability and biological activity. Dual-specificity phosphatase 26 (DUSP26) is a brain phosphatase highly overexpressed in neuroblastoma, which has been implicated in dephosphorylating phospho-Ser20 and phospho-Ser37 in the p53 transactivation domain. In this paper, we report the 1.68 Å crystal structure of ...
Shaikh Saher A - - 2013
Computational modeling and molecular simulation techniques have become an integral part of modern molecular research. Various areas of molecular sciences continue to benefit from, indeed rely on, the unparalleled spatial and temporal resolutions offered by these technologies, to provide a more complete picture of the molecular problems at hand. Because ...
McGuire Amanda M AM Department of Chemistry, Reed College, Portland, OR 97202, - - 2013
The manganese transport regulator (MntR) represses the expression of genes involved in manganese uptake in Bacillus subtilis. It selectively responds to Mn(2+) and Cd(2+) over other divalent metal cations, including Fe(2+), Co(2+), and Zn(2+). Previous work has shown that MntR forms binuclear complexes with Mn(2+) or Cd(2+) at two binding ...
Breazzano Steven P SP Department of Chemistry and the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, - - 2013
Herein we report a systematic study of the Larock indole annulation designed to explore the scope and define the generality of its use in macrocyclization reactions, its use in directly accessing the chloropeptin I versus II DEF ring system as well as key unnatural isomers, its utility for both peptide-derived ...
MacNevin Christopher J CJ Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, - - 2013
Fluorescent biosensors based on environmentally sensitive dyes enable visualization and quantification of endogenous protein activation within living cells. Merocyanine dyes are especially useful for live cell imaging applications, as they are extraordinarily bright, have long wavelengths of excitation and emission, and can exhibit readily detectable fluorescence changes in response to ...
Fan Yao Y Department of Chemistry, Digital Technology Center, and Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota , 207 Pleasant Street Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United - - 2013
Combined quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics molecular dynamics simulations reveal that the M20 loop conformational dynamics of dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) is severely restricted at the transition state of the hydride transfer as a result of the M42W/G121V double mutation. Consequently, the double-mutant enzyme has a reduced entropy of activation, i.e., increased entropic ...
Nonaka Fumiaki - - 2013
Acute gouty arthritis is a severe but self-limiting arthritis caused by inflammatory responses to urate crystals. Oral colchicines are effective for initial stages or prophylaxis, but generally, colchicines are ineffective for established gouty arthritis. We describe an unusual case of gouty arthritis with systemic inflammatory reactions, including high fever and ...
Corso Phaedra S - - 2013
Programmatic cost analyses of preventive interventions commonly have a number of methodological difficulties. To determine the mean total costs and properly characterize variability, one often has to deal with small sample sizes, skewed distributions, and especially missing data. Standard approaches for dealing with missing data such as multiple imputation may ...
Karlo Christoph A - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To assess qualitative and quantitative chemical shift MRI parameters of renal cortical tumours. METHODS: A total of 251 consecutive patients underwent 1.5-T MRI before nephrectomy. Two readers (R1, R2) independently evaluated all tumours visually for a decrease in signal intensity (SI) on opposed- compared with in-phase chemical shift images. ...
Zuppa Antonio Alberto - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare the characteristics of jaundice and hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn population of both immigrant and Italian mothers. METHODS: The authors studied a group of 1,680 infants born at "A. Gemelli" hospital during 1 y. All were with appropriate weight for gestational age, weighting more than 2,500 g, born to low-risk ...
Dubrulle F - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To perform preliminary tests in vitro and with healthy volunteers to determine the 3-T MRI compatibility of a cochlear implant with a non-removable magnet. METHODS: In the in vitro phase, we tested six implants for temperature changes and internal malfunctioning. We measured the demagnetisation of 65 internal magnets with ...
Krieger E - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Bisphosphonates (BP) are an established medication, e.g., for the prevention/therapy of osteoporosis. The effects of the changed bone metabolism for orthodontic treatments are unknown. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old woman underwent a total oral rehabilitation. The therapy included (1) tooth extractions, (2) periodontal treatment, (3) insertion of dental implants, (4) provisional implant restorations, (5) orthodontic ...
Nair Shalini Rajandran - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To develop a decision tree based on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging to differentiate multiple system atrophy (MSA) from Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: 3-T brain MRI and DTI (diffusion tensor imaging) were performed on 26 PD and 13 MSA patients. Regions of interest (ROIs) were ...
Ridenour Ty A - - 2013
Psychosocial prevention research lacks evidence from intensive within-person lines of research to understand idiographic processes related to development and response to intervention. Such data could be used to fill gaps in the literature and expand the study design options for prevention researchers, including lower-cost yet rigorous studies (e.g., for program ...
Nikolausz M - - 2013
Laboratory biogas reactors were operated under various conditions using maize silage, chicken manure, or distillers grains as substrate. In addition to the standard process parameters, the hydrogen and carbon stable isotopic composition of biogas was analyzed to estimate the predominant methanogenic pathways as a potential process control tool. The isotopic ...
Deliopoulou Kyriaki - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Although depression is considered to be significantly related to morbid obesity disorder, no information exists on the evolution of depression status after weight loss, in particular when an intragastric balloon is used. This prospective 6-month study examines both the effect on depression status and the relation of weight loss ...
Xin Peng - - 2013
The effects of rare earth elements (REEs) not only on cell growth and flavonoid accumulation of Tetrastigma hemsleyanum suspension cells but also on the isoenzyme patterns and activities of related enzymes were studied in this paper. There were no significant differences in enhancement of flavonoid accumulation in T. hemsleyanum suspension ...
Schubert K - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Almost all common laboratory procedures for lingual orthodontic appliances use indirect bonding of brackets via transfer trays. Ensuring precise transfer of these bracket positions to the oral cavity is especially important, as subsequent manual adjustments are challenging in lingual orthodontics and even minor errors of bracket placement may result ...
Lauridsen M M - - 2013
Existing tests for minimal/covert hepatic encephalopathy (m/cHE) are time- and expertise consuming and primarily useable for research purposes. An easy-to-use, fast and reliable diagnostic and grading tool is needed. We here report on the background, experience, and ongoing research regarding the continuous reaction times (CRT) method. The method has been ...
Celar A G - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Meta-analysis of differences between conventional and self-ligating brackets concerning pain during tooth movement, number of patient visits, total treatment duration, and ligation times. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Online search in Medline, Embase, and Central focused on randomized clinical trials and controlled clinical studies published between 1996 and 2012. RESULTS: Four ...
Barth J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: There is evidence for the efficacy of psycho-oncological interventions (POI) in randomized controlled trials for cancer patients. Our objective was to explore, under naturalistic conditions (using propensity score matching), whether POI are effective to decrease anxiety, depression, distress and overall psychopathological symptoms within cancer patients and their partners. METHODS: ...
Booij J W - - 2013
AIM: To compare dentoskeletal and soft tissue treatment effects of two alternative Class II division 1 treatment modalities (maxillary first permanent molar extraction versus Herbst appliance). METHODS: One-hundred-fifty-four Class II division 1 patients that had either been treated with extractions of the upper first molars and a lightwire multibracket (MB) appliance (n = 79; 38 girls, 41 boys) ...
Castaneda Julie T JT Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, CHS 37-131, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1690, - - 2013
mRNA encoding for the CB(2) cannabinoid receptor is expressed by many subsets of human peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL), but little is known about the resulting protein expression and function. Employing clones from the A549 and 293T cell lines that were constructed to express both full-length human CB(2) and GFP, we ...
Ahmedani B K - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In this global study we sought to estimate the degree to which a family member might feel embarrassed when a close relative is suffering from an alcohol, drug, or mental health condition (ADMC) versus a general medical condition (GMC). To date, most studies have considered embarrassment and stigma in ...
Tani Kanae - - 2013
Recently, biological agents have been used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), though the standard therapeutic doses vary among the agents utilized. To investigate the mechanisms related to those differences, we theoretically analyzed the target molecular binding occupancies of 4 biological agents: tocilizumab, infliximab, adalimumab, and etanercept. The average binding ...
Peate Ian - - 2013
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands. It has a number of key statutory roles-first and foremost to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public. It is not there to defend nurses and midwives.
Ibrahim Hany M - - 2013
Abstract Objective: The focus of this study was to develop and optimize in situ implant formulation of meloxicam by quality by design (QbD) principle for long-term management of musculoskeletal inflammatory disorders. Methods: The formulation was optimized by Box-Behnken design with polylactide-co-glycolide (PLGA) level (X(1)), N-methyl pyrrolidone level (X(2)) and PLGA ...
Niu Xinli - - 2013
We and others have previously shown that both cimetidine (CIM) and levamisole (LMS) enhance humoral and cellular responses to DNA vaccines via different mechanisms. In this study we investigated the synergistic and additive effects of CIM and LMS on the potency of antigen-specific immunities generated by a DNA vaccine encoding ...
Moad Ahmed Ismail Hassan - - 2013
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved lysosomal degradation pathway and plays a critical role in the homeostatic process of recycling proteins and organelles. Functional relationships have been described between apoptosis and autophagy. Perturbations in the apoptotic machinery have been reported to induce autophagic cell deaths. Inhibition of autophagy in cancer cells ...
Sun Andy - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Serum homocysteine level is a biomarker of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: In this study, 399 primary and secondary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) patients without or with hematinic deficiencies were treated with vitamin BC capsules plus none, one, or two deficient hematinics depending on the corresponding deficiency statuses of the patients. ...
Andriessen Anneke - - 2013
Dry skin is common and impacts on wound healing, the severity of other skin disorders, such as inflammatory dermatoses, and on the patient's quality of life. Dry skin may delay wound healing, especially in patients with venous leg ulcers and those with pressure ulcers. The aim of this review was ...
Yoneyama Toshihiro - - 2013
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease and early diagnosis and treatment are essential to improve the prognosis. We previously showed that α-fibrinogen containing hydroxylated proline residues at positions 530 and 565 is increased in plasma of pancreatic cancer patients. However, no antibody specific for hydroxylated proline-530 is available. Therefore, the ...
Lev-Tov Hadar - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) represent a significant source of morbidity and an enormous financial burden. Standard care for DFUs involves systemic glucose control, ensuring adequate perfusion, debridement of nonviable tissue, off-loading, control of infection, local wound care and patient education, all administered by a multidisciplinary team. Unfortunately, even ...
Li Xiaoyan - - 2013
One of the main pathological symptoms of early diabetic retinal neuropathy is retina neuronal apoptosis. In the present work we investigated the effects of indoleamine hormone melatonin, a powerful free radical scavenger, on streptozotocin-induced retina neuronal cell apoptosis in high blood glucose rat. After melatonin treatment (10 mg/kg/day), tunel detection was ...
Hur Jinyoung - - 2013
Abstract Oxyresveratrol (2´,3,4´,5-tetrahydroxystilbene) is a naturally occurring ingredient found in mulberries that shows potential as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective agent. This study was performed to identify materials similar to oxyresveratrol that may have more effective antioxidant properties. We synthesized a stilbene analog referred to as compound 1 (2´,3,4´,5-tetramethoxystilbene); a ...
Lin Heng - - 2013
Odontoblasts are a type of non-proliferating and terminally differentiated cells that play an important role in the pulpo-dentinal complex. Mouse dental papilla cells (mDPCs), which can differentiate into odontoblast-like cells in vitro, have a limited life span. We combined the traditional strategy of "Cre/LoxP-based reversible immortalization" with a tamoxifen-regulated Cre ...
Campbell H - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is a chronic granulomatous condition of the mouth, face and lips. Recent work demonstrates a high rate of atopy and silver birch sensitisation from skin prick testing (SPT). Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is an acute oro-pharyngeal IgE mediated reaction, triggered by foods that cross react with ...
Tingle John - - 2013
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published the results of the fourth national accident and emergency survey (CQC, 2012). Overall, 147 acute and specialist NHS trusts with major accident and emergency (A&E) departments in England took part. Almost 46000 patients aged 16 or over who attended A&E during January, February ...
Anandkumar Arachimani - - 2013
Mucins are high molecular weight glycoproteins designed for cellular protection and sensing the external environment. Aberrant glycosylation and altered mucin expression seen in cancers are implicated in mucin dependent refraction to immunosurveilance and immunosuppressive induction around the tumor. Though mucins provide molecular targets for immune system's tumor recognition, their characteristics ...
Nakajima Naomi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), also known as stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), is now a standard treatment option for patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer or oligometastatic lung tumor who are medically inoperable or medically operable but refuse surgery. When mass-like consolidation is observed on follow-up CT after ...
Eide M G - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests that fetal growth restriction may increase risk of later schizophrenia but this issue has not been addressed directly in previous studies. We examined whether the degree of fetal growth restriction was linearly related to risk of schizophrenia, and also whether maternal pre-eclampsia, associated with both placental ...
Legrand Sara-Ann - - 2013
Our objective was to determine the presence of psychoactive substances in blood of drivers killed in road crashes in four European countries. Data from 1118 drivers of car and vans, killed between 2006 and 2009, were collected in Finland, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. The prevalence of any psychoactive substance ranged ...
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