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Lu Yong - - 2013
Drosophila Ftz-F1 is an orphan nuclear receptor required for segmentation and metamorphosis. Its mammalian orthologs, SF-1 and LRH-1, function in sexual development and homeostasis, and have been implicated in stem cell pluripotency maintenance and tumorigenesis. These NR5A family members bind DNA as monomers and strongly activate transcription. However, controversy exists ...
T Jagric - - 2013
Background/Aims: A specific preoperative work-up was used to access a limited number of high-risk lymph nodes with RT-qPCR for micrometastatic sentinel lymph node involvement. We validated our protocol with IHC screening for micrometastases and long-term survival analysis. Methodology: From the 32 patients included 22 were node-negative patients. With a specific ...
Wojtkiewicz S - - 2013
A new method for the estimation of the light scattering phase function of particles is presented. The method allows us to measure the light scattering phase function of particles of any shape in the full angular range (0°-180°) and is based on the analysis of laser Doppler (LD) power density ...
Shen Quanli - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Obstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is frequently misdiagnosed as pulmonary disease and without operative correction early death is common. It is important to make a correct diagnosis before surgery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the chest radiographic features of obstructed TAPVC and compare ...
Ahmed Md Ejaz - - 2013
Oxidative stress is a critical contributing factor to age-related neurodegenerative disorders. Therefore, the inhibition of oxidative damage, responsible for chronic detrimental neurodegeneration, is an important strategy for neuroprotective therapy. Withania somnifera (WS) extract has been reported to have potent antioxidant and free radical quenching properties in various disease conditions. The ...
Janáky Csaba - - 2013
In this topical review, progress achieved in amperometric sensing of different analytes over conducting polymer-based hybrid electrocatalysts is summarized. We report a variety of synthetic methods and the resulting hybrid assemblies, with the effectiveness of such strategies, for designing conjugated polymer-based hybrids as robust sensors for amperometric detection. Beyond incorporation ...
Ponsford Jennie - - 2013
The present study aimed to examine the association between frequency and quantity of alcohol consumption and cognitive functioning following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sixty moderately to severely injured individuals had completed the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) to measure preinjury alcohol use soon after injury and were recruited and ...
Galioto Rachel M - - 2013
ABSTRACT Obesity is an established risk factor for cognitive impairment. Theories of cognitive reserve suggest that premorbid factors, such as intellectual ability, may attenuate the expression of cognitive impairment due to age or disease. The current study examined whether cognitive reserve, defined as estimated premorbid intellectual ability, moderates the relationship ...
Yeates Keith Owen - - 2013
This study examined peer relationships in children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) relative to children with orthopedic injuries (OI), and explored whether differences in peer relationships correlated with white matter volumes. Classroom procedures were used to elicit peer perceptions of social behavior, acceptance, and friendships for eighty-seven 8- to 13-year-old ...
Thiengsusuk Artitaya - - 2013
Malaria is one of the world's leading killer infectious diseases with high incidence and morbidity. The problem of multidrug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum has been aggravating particularly in Southeast Asia. Therefore, development of new potential antimalarial drugs is urgently required. The present study aimed to investigate antimalarial activities of a total of ...
Obanda V - - 2013
SUMMARY Tuberculosis is emerging/re-emerging in captive elephant populations, where it causes morbidity and deaths, although no case of TB in wild African elephants has been reported. In this paper we report the first case of fatal TB in an African elephant in the wild. The infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis was ...
Halder Amit K - - 2013
Aminopeptidase N (APN) inhibitors have been reported to be effective in treating of life threatening diseases including cancer. Validated ligand- and structure-based pharmacophore mapping approaches were combined with Bayesian modeling and recursive partitioning to identify structural and physicochemical requirements for highly active APN inhibitors. Based on the assumption that ligand- ...
Baudiffier Damien - - 2013
Clotrimazole is an azole fungicide used as a human pharmaceutical that is known to inhibit cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymatic activities, including several steroidogenic CYP. In a previous report, we showed that a 7-day exposure to clotrimazole induced the expression of genes related to steroidogenesis in the testes as a compensatory ...
Ségurel Laure - - 2013
The high prevalence of type 2 diabetes and its uneven distribution among human populations is both a major public health concern and a puzzle in evolutionary biology. Why is this deleterious disease so common, while the associated genetic variants should be removed by natural selection? The 'thrifty genotype' hypothesis proposed ...
Perry Mitchell R - - 2013
The synthesis and characterization of one novel proligand and six novel vanadium(iii) trichloride complexes is described. The controlled radical polymerization activity towards vinyl acetate of these, and eight other bis(imino)pyridine vanadium trichloride complexes previously reported, is investigated. Those complexes possessing variation at the N-aryl para-position with no steric protection offered ...
Kim Jung Bin - - 2013
PURPOSE: It has been reported that restless legs syndrome (RLS) might be associated with multiple psychosomatic symptoms. We aimed to identify which psychosomatic symptom is the most related in RLS patients compared to healthy controls. We also attempted to determine the relation between psychosomatic comorbidity and RLS severity regardless of ...
Kanjanachumpol Pawut - - 2013
This study demonstrated the improved polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) production via high cell density cultivation of Bacillus megaterium BA-019 with balanced initial total sugar concentration and carbon to nitrogen (C/N) weight ratio. In the 10 L stirred fermentor operated at 30 °C, pH 7.0, 600 rpm, and 1.0 vvm air, with the initial total sugar concentration ...
Belanger Heather G - - 2013
The history of centralized matches for postgraduate selection is briefly discussed with a focus on the match instituted by the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) in 2001] Survey data, conducted both by APPCN and independently, are summarized. In general, despite incomplete participation and an estimated 30% rate ...
Uematsu Takayoshi - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The specificity of breast MRI is only moderate. The unsatisfactory specificity of breast MRI has prompted evaluation of high signal intensity (SI) on T2-weighted imaging (T2WI). The purpose of the study was to investigate the prevalence of prepectoral edema determined using high SI on T2WI with fat-suppression 3 T MRI ...
Li Xiaoqi - - 2013
We present a study through extensive simulation that considers the impact of inhomogeneous optical scattering coefficient distribution on recovery of optical absorption coefficient maps using tomographic photoacoustic data collected from media mimicking breast tissue. We found that while the impact of scattering heterogeneities/targets is modest on photoacoustic recovery of optical ...
de Pont Cecile - - 2013
PURPOSE: To compare pretherapy (124)I PET/CT and posttherapy (131)I SPECT/CT in the identification of pathological lesions and the staging of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma. METHODS: (124)I SPECT with low-dose CT in addition to a standard whole-body scan was performed 5 days following (131)I therapy with the administration of 1,110-7,728 MBq. Pretherapy ...
Cai Lin - - 2013
Arsenic contamination in a water system is an urgent environmental problem that has caused severe endemic arsenicosis in south and southeast Asian countries. It is well known that microbially mediated arsenic metabolism can enhance arsenic mobility, bioavailability, and toxicity. Here, for the first time, we applied the Illumina high-throughput metagenomic ...
Wiedermann Ursula - - 2013
Immunologic interventions in a subset of breast cancer patients represent a well-established therapeutic approach reflecting individualized treatment modalities. Thus, the therapeutic administration of monoclonal antibodies targeting tumor-associated antigens (TAA), such as Her-2/neu, represents a milestone in cancer treatment. However, passive antibody administration suffers from several drawbacks, including frequency and long ...
Stoutenberg Mark - - 2013
Few studies have evaluated the effects of alcohol consumption on the incidence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS). Therefore, the objective of the present study was to examine the association between alcohol consumption and incident MetS in a population of US men. This is a prospective study of 7483 Caucasian men, ...
Singhi Sunit C - - 2013
Vomiting is a protective reflex that results in forceful ejection of stomach contents up to and out of the mouth. It is a common complaint and may be the presenting symptom of several life-threatening conditions. It can be caused by a variety of organic and nonorganic disorders; gastrointestinal (GI) or ...
Li Qian - - 2013
It has been accepted that the dynamic responses of ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) microbubbles will be significantly affected by the encapsulating shell properties (e.g., shell elasticity and viscosity). In this work, a new model is proposed to describe the complicated rheological behaviors in an encapsulating shell of UCA microbubbles by ...
Sobiczewski Wojciech - - 2013
Objectives. Ambulatory systolic-diastolic pressure regression index (ASDPRI) is a composite marker of cardiovascular properties. The study was conducted to investigate the relationship between ASDPRI and cardiovascular events in patients with significant coronary atherosclerosis confirmed in angiography. Methods. Associations between ASDPRI and cardiovascular events were examined in 891 subjects referred for ...
Zi-Zhong Tang - - 2013
Bacterial cellulases have taken on satisfactory application performance and economic value in detergent industry. Neutral endoglucanase (EG1) gene was cloned from Bacillus subtilis and expressed Pichia pastoris in our previous study. Redesigned endoglucanases enhanced cellulase domain, added and deleted carbohydrate-binding module (CBM), named EG2, EG3, and EG4, respectively, were constructed ...
Thalassitis Andreas - - 2013
Abstract 9-Substituted (pyrazol-5-yl)methyl- or (2-pyrazolin-5-yl)methyl-9H-purines were synthesized from 9-allyl-6-chloro-9H-purine through the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction with nitrile imines, prepared in situ from the corresponding hydrazone and NBS/Et(3)N under MW or from hydrazinoylchloride and Et(3)N under reflux. The coupling of new 6-chloropurines with amines in H(2)O under microwaves resulted quantitatively to modified ...
Hoshino Yuichi - - 2013
PURPOSE: To enable comparison of test results, a widely available measurement system for the pivot shift test is needed. Simple image analysis of lateral knee joint translation is one such system that can be installed on a prevalent computer tablet (e.g. iPad). The purpose of this study was to test ...
Zhang Liyun - - 2013
The purpose of this work is to characterize the interactions of two disulfide-constrained cyclic tetrapeptides [c(Ac-Cys-Pro-Phe-Cys-NH(2)), SS1; c(Ac-Cys-Pro-Gly-Cys-NH(2)), SS2] with Cu(2+) ions in order to facilitate the design of cyclic peptides as sensors for metal ions. The Cu(2+)-peptide complex cations at m/z 569.1315 for Cu(2+)-SS1 and m/z 479.0815 for Cu(2+)-SS2 ...
Yang Fei - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this pilot study was to explore heterogeneity in the temporal behavior of intratumoral [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) accumulation at a regional scale in patients with cervical cancer undergoing chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: Included in the study were 20 patients with FIGO stages IB1 to IVA cervical cancer treated with combined ...
Ramachandran Puthucode Venkatakrishnan - - 2013
RNA interference (RNAi) is an evolutionary conserved gene regulation pathway that has emerged as an important discovery in the field of molecular biology. One of the important advantages of RNAi in therapy is that it brings about efficient downregulation of gene expression by targeting complementary transcripts in comparison with other ...
Li Chunxiang - - 2013
Two neutral cyclometalated platinum(ii) complexes, Pt(DPP)(acac) and Pt(BPP)(acac) (DPP = 2,4-diphenylpyridine, BPP = 2-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-4-phenylpyridine, acac = acetylacetone), have been synthesized and characterized by (1)H NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, elemental analyses and by X-ray crystallography for Pt(DPP)(acac). Electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) of the two complexes in the absence or presence of coreactant ...
Borin Sara - - 2013
To extend the knowledge of anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) habitats, bacterial communities were examined in two hypersaline sulphidic basins in Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The 2 m thick seawater-brine haloclines of the deep anoxic hypersaline basins Bannock and L'Atalante were sampled in intervals of 10 cm with increasing salinity. (15)N isotope pairing incubation ...
Li Li-Hua - - 2013
Increasing evidence suggests that 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels are associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS). In 2010, we explored the association of serum 25(OH)D and PTH levels with MetS in 1,390 Chinese participants, aged 20-83 years. Anthropometric phenotypes, blood pressure, and the incidence of MetS were evaluated. In ...
Deb Roumi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of sociodemographic and nutritional factors in the incidence of births affected by neural tube defects (NTD) in the North Indian population. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Government hospitals of Delhi, India. SUBJECTS: Subjects comprised 284 mothers of NTD children (cases) and 568 mothers of healthy children ...
Dos Santos Viviane Gularte Tavares - - 2013
Sixty specimens of the "cururu" toad, Rhinella icterica (Spix 1824) (Bufonidae), were collected in Campo Belo do Sul, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, between May 2009 and January 2011, and were examined for the presence of helminth parasites. Nine species of adult helminths were found: Catadiscus cohni, Rudolphitrema rudolphii, Cylindrotaenia ...
Ohno Tsutomu - - 2013
Soil organic matter (SOM) is involved in many important ecosystem processes. Ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry has become a powerful technique in the chemical characterization of SOM, allowing assignment of elemental formulae for thousands of peaks resolved in a typical mass spectrum. We investigated how the addition of N, S, and ...
Halpern Carolyn Tucker - - 2013
The objective of this study is to examine the association between physical and sexual violence exposure and somatic symptoms among female adolescents. We studied a nationally representative sample of 8,531 females, aged 11-21 years, who participated in the 1994-1995 Wave I of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). ...
Burghardt Kyle J - - 2013
In general, the presence of metabolic syndrome is associated with significant cardiovascular mortality and represents a growing public health concern in the USA. Patients with schizophrenia have a three times greater risk of death than the general population, with cardiovascular disease being the most common cause of this mortality. Use ...
Larbig Robert - - 2013
SYMPTOMS: A 40 year old, disoriented, HIV- and Hepatitis B positive male patient was admitted with 40.3 °C. Clinically he presented a sinustachycardia (160/min) and hypotension (70/60 mmHg). INVESTIGATIONS/DIAGNOSIS: Laboratory analyses showed elevated infection parameters, azotemia, proteinuria and thrombopenia. CD(4+)T-helper cells: 320/µl (32 %), HIV RNA: < 40 copies/ml, Hepatitis B DNA: 20800 copies/ml. ...
Zhu Zhi-Bin - - 2013
This article presents recent progress in the conversion of propargyl vinyl ethers into heterocyclic scaffolds and how this goal can be reached in a diversity-oriented approach. The article also includes examples of transformations of propargyl vinyl ethers where the propargyl vinyl ether moieties are formed in situ. Furthermore, related reactions ...
Fernandes Claudia Barbosa - - 2013
Summary Knowledge on parthenogenetic activation of oocytes is important to improve the efficiency of nuclear transfer (NT) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) because artificial activation of oocyte (AOA) is an essential step to achieve embryo production. Although different procedures for AOA have been established, the efficiency of in vitro production ...
Luo Yunjie - - 2013
Amine elimination of rare-earth-metal tris(silylamide) complexes Ln[N(SiHMe(2))(2)](3)(THF)(x) (Ln = Sc, x = 1; Ln = Y, x = 2) with 1 equiv. of the amidines [PhC(N-2,6-R(2)C(6)H(3))(2)]H afforded a series of neutral mono(amidinate) rare-earth-metal bis(silylamide) complexes [PhC(N-2,6-R(2)C(6)H(3))(2)]Ln[N(SiHMe(2))(2)](2)(THF)(y) (R = Me, Ln = Sc, y = 0 (); R = Me, Ln ...
Ewald Jennifer Christina - - 2013
Intracellular metabolites arise from the molecular integration of genomic and environmental factors that jointly determine metabolic activity. However, it is not clear how the interplay of genotype, nutrients, growth, and fluxes affect metabolite concentrations globally. Here we used quantitative metabolomics to assess the combined effect of environment and genotype on ...
Banerjee R - - 2013
In vitro studies demonstrate that oxacillin minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains USA300 and 400 decrease in the presence of cefoxitin. The aim of this study was to characterize the activity of cefoxitin plus β-lactams against a collection of MRSA isolates. We assessed the in vitro ...
van Huijzen Selma - - 2013
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate how mechanical ventilation-dependent adults with neuromuscular disorders experience their occupational and social participation. Methods: Data were collected through two successive focus-group discussions with six men (aged 23-40 years) living in the same specialized nursing home in the Netherlands. Results: The ...
Viau-Guay Anabelle - - 2013
ABSTRACT The person-centered approach is increasingly recommended in long-term care facilities to increase quality of care. In Quebec, Canada,. caregivers were specifically trained in "relationship-based care. "This study analyzed caregivers' assessment of this approach's usefulness and their capacity, after training, to apply it to care practices. Questionnaires with open-ended questions ...
Lin Yu - - 2013
Abstract 1. A rasagiline transdermal patch was developed for the treatment of early and advanced Parkinson's disease. Relevant pharmacokinetic parameters of rasagiline obtained after transdermal administration to minipigs were compared with those of rasagiline after oral administration. 2. A total of 18 minipigs were randomly divided into three groups (six ...
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