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Harolds Jay A JA Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, USA. - - 2013
Formal and informal feedback is important to improve the performance, skill sets, commitment, accountability, and morale of the person being evaluated. Feedback can help people achieve their goals. Feedback is a basis for changes in compensation and other rewards. Formal reviews can also be the foundation for job changes. The ...
Borkowski Andrew W AW Division of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California 92093-0869, - - 2013
Injury to the skin, and the subsequent release of noncoding double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) from necrotic keratinocytes, has been identified as an endogenous activator of Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3). As changes in keratinocyte growth and differentiation follow injury, we hypothesized that TLR3 might trigger some elements of the barrier repair program ...
Lasithiotaki I I Department of Thoracic Medicine, University Hospital, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, - - 2013
Polyomaviruses such as BK virus (BKV), JC virus (JCV) and Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) are typically nononcogenic, although they have been detected in a variety of human neoplasms. The aim of our study was to determine the frequency of the most common polyomaviruses MCPyV, BKV and JCV as well as ...
Qu Yi Y The Gade Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, - - 2013
MicroRNAs play critical roles in tumorigenesis and metastasis. Here, we report the dual functions of miR-182 and miR-203 in our previously described prostate cell model. MiR-182 and miR-203 were completely repressed during epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) from prostate epithelial EP156T cells to the progeny mesenchymal nontransformed EPT1 cells. Re-expression ...
Falk Ragnhild Sørum - - 2013
Increased incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive breast cancer (IBC) after introduction of organized screening has prompted debate about overdiagnosis. The aim was to examine the excess in incidence of DCIS and IBC during the screening period and the deficit after women left the program, and thereby ...
Hahl Peter P School of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, - - 2013
Hemopexin provides neuroprotection in mouse models of stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage and protects neurons in vitro against heme or reactive oxygen species (ROS) toxicity via heme oxygenase-1 (HO1) activity. To model human brain neurons experiencing hemorrhages and inflammation, we used human neuroblastoma cells, heme-hemopexin complexes, and physiologically relevant ROS, for ...
Kelesidis Theodoros T Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90035, - - 2013
The receptor activator of the NF-κB ligand (RANKL)-osteoprotegerin (OPG) axis has been shown to play a role in the inflammatory process of atherogenesis and may be regulated by changes in levels of cholesterol. However, the interplay between HIV-1 infection, lipids, the RANKL-OPG axis, and atherosclerosis is poorly defined. Serum RANKL, ...
Shrestha Sadeep S Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-0022, USA. - - 2013
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) testing recommendations suggest universal opt-out testing in all health care settings, including cancer clinics. The incidence of non-AIDS-defining cancers (NADCs) is on the rise among HIV patients. However, to date, no data exist on the prevalence of HIV infection among NADC patients in the ...
Ma Yiding Y Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, - - 2013
In principle, incorporation of comb-like block copolymers in multilayer polyelectrolyte films can both increase film thickness relative to coatings containing linear polymers and provide more swollen films for increased sorption of proteins. In the absence of added salt, alternating adsorption of 5 bilayers of protonated poly(allylamine) (PAH) and comb-like poly(2-hydroxyethyl ...
Frey Helena H Pharmazentrum Frankfurt, Institut für Allgemeine Pharmakologie und Toxikologie/ZAFES, Klinikum der JW Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, - - 2013
An emerging body of evidence indicates that secreted proteoglycans act as signaling molecules, in addition to their canonical function in maintaining and regulating the architecture of various extracellular matrices. Proteoglycans interact with a number of receptors that regulate growth, motility and immune response. In part, as a consequence of their ...
Poirier Steve S Laboratory of Biochemical Neuroendocrinology, Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, Montréal, QC, - - 2013
Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder characterized by over-accumulation of low-density lipoprotein-derived cholesterol and glycosphingolipids in late endosomes/lysosomes (LE/L) throughout the body. Human mutations in either NPC1 or NPC2 genes have been directly associated with impaired cholesterol efflux from LE/L. Independent from its role in cholesterol ...
Watt Brenda B Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Department of Physiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2013
PMEL is a pigment cell-specific protein responsible for the formation of fibrillar sheets within the pigment organelle, the melanosome. The fibrillar sheets serve as a template upon which melanins polymerize as they are synthesized. The PMEL fibrils are required for optimal pigment cell function, as animals that either lack PMEL ...
Naka Hiroaki H Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA. - - 2013
ORF40 (named fatE) in the Vibrio anguillarum pJM1 plasmid-encoding anguibactin iron transport systems is a homolog of ATPase genes involved in ferric-siderophore transport. Mutation of fatE did not affect ferric-anguibactin transport, indicating that there must be other ATPase gene(s) in addition to fatE. By searching the genomic sequence of V. anguillarum ...
Hangasky John A JA Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, - - 2013
Oxygen homeostasis plays a critical role in angiogenesis, erythropoiesis, and cell metabolism. Oxygen homeostasis is set by the hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) pathway, which is controlled by factor inhibiting HIF-1α (FIH). FIH is a non-heme Fe(II), α-ketoglutarate (αKG)-dependent dioxygenase that inhibits HIF-1α by hydroxylating the C-terminal transactivation domain (CTAD) of ...
Dungan K M KM Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1296, USA. - - 2013
Glycaemic variability (GV) is associated with mortality in acutely ill patients, but the mechanism is unknown. The objective of this study is to determine whether common approaches to insulin therapy have distinct effects on GV and autonomic tone. Hospitalized patients with diabetes were randomized to short-term intravenous (IV) or physiologic ...
Neill Thomas T Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology, and the Cancer Cell Biology and Signaling Program, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, - - 2013
Pathological neovascularization relies on an imbalance between potent proangiogenic agents and equally effective antiangiogenic cues. Collectively, these factors contribute to an angiogenic niche within the tumor microenvironment. Oncogenic events and hypoxia contribute to augmented levels of angiokines, and thereby activate the so-called angiogenic switch to promote aggressive tumorigenic and metastatic ...
Morrione Andrea A Department of Urology and the Biology of Prostate Cancer Program, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. - - 2013
The stromal-specific proteoglycan decorin has emerged in recent years as a critical regulator of tumor initiation and progression. Decorin regulates the biology of various types of cancer by modulating the activity of several receptor tyrosine kinases coordinating growth, survival, migration, and angiogenesis. Decorin binds to surface receptors for epidermal growth ...
Wencewicz Timothy A TA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 251 Nieuwland Science Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, - - 2013
Siderophores are multidentate iron(III) chelators used by bacteria for iron assimilation. Sideromycins, also called siderophore-antibiotic conjugates, are a unique subset of siderophores that enter bacterial cells via siderophore uptake pathways and deliver the toxic antibiotic in a "Trojan horse" fashion. Sideromycins represent a novel antibiotic delivery technology with untapped potential ...
Grimster Neil P NP Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, - - 2013
Molecules that bind selectively to a given protein and then undergo a rapid chemoselective reaction to form a covalent conjugate have utility in drug development. Herein a library of 1,3,4-oxadiazoles substituted at the 2 position with an aryl sulfonyl fluoride and at the 5 position with a substituted aryl known ...
Martinez Gloria - - 2013
The HOPO vinyl sulfonamide 3 and the corresponding HOPO acrylamide 10, were easily prepared by short synthetic sequences. Investigation of the aza-Michael reactions of these linkers showed that they proceed at a higher rate in solvent systems containing water. The scope and limits of the aza-Michael reactions of 3 and ...
Hiser Carrie C Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United - - 2013
A conserved, crystallographically defined bile acid binding site was originally identified in the membrane domain of mammalian and bacterial cytochrome c oxidase (CcO). Current studies show other amphipathic molecules including detergents, fatty acids, steroids, and porphyrins bind to this site and affect the already 50% inhibited activity of the E101A ...
Vincent Catherine E CE Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, United - - 2013
Label-free quantification is a powerful tool for the measurement of protein abundances by mass spectrometric methods. To maximize quantifiable identifications, MS(1)-based methods must balance the collection of survey scans and fragmentation spectra while maintaining reproducible extracted ion chromatograms (XIC). Here we present a method which increases the depth of proteome ...
Egli Martin M Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA. - - 2013
The Synechococcus elongatus KaiA, KaiB, and KaiC proteins in the presence of ATP generate a post-translational oscillator that runs in a temperature-compensated manner with a period of 24 h. KaiA dimer stimulates phosphorylation of KaiC hexamer at two sites per subunit, T432 and S431, and KaiB dimers antagonize KaiA action ...
Houston Douglas R DR Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. - - 2013
Structure-based virtual screening relies on scoring the predicted binding modes of compounds docked into the target. Because the accuracy of this scoring relies on the accuracy of the docking, methods that increase docking accuracy are valuable. Here, we present a relatively straightforward method for improving the probability of identifying accurately ...
Atkins Tonya M TM Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, California 95616, - - 2013
We describe the synthesis, materials characterization, and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) of amorphous and crystalline silicon nanoparticles for use as hyperpolarized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agents. The particles were synthesized by means of a metathesis reaction between sodium silicide (Na₄Si₄) and silicon tetrachloride (SiCl₄) and were surface functionalized with a ...
Han Chao C Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, United States. - - 2013
Time-lapse or longitudinal fluorescence microscopy is broadly used in cell biology. However, current available time-lapse fluorescence microscopy systems are bulky and costly. The limited field-of-view (FOV) associated with the microscope objective necessitates mechanical scanning if a larger FOV is required. Here we demonstrate a wide FOV time-lapse fluorescence self-imaging Petri ...
Kamens H M HM Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, - - 2013
Nicotine binds to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and studies in animal models have shown that α4β2 receptors mediate many behavioral effects of nicotine. Human genetics studies have provided support that variation in the gene that codes for the α4 subunit influences nicotine dependence (ND), but the evidence for the involvement of ...
Korala Lasantha L Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202, - - 2013
Optoelectronic properties of quantum dot (QD) films are limited by (1) poor interfacial chemistry and (2) nonradiative recombination due to surface traps. To address these performance issues, sol-gel methods are applied to fabricate thin films of CdSe and core(shell) CdSe(ZnS) QDs. High-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy (HAADF-STEM) imaging ...
Wu Jeffrey - - 2013
Immunohistochemical expression of napsin A in primary pulmonary mucinous tumors is not well established. Napsin A immunoreactivity was evaluated in 43 mucin-producing adenocarcinomas of the lung consisting of 18 tumors formerly classified as mucinous bronchioloalveolar carcinoma, 15 colloid adenocarcinomas, 5 solid predominant adenocarcinomas with mucin production, and 5 adenocarcinomas with ...
Kazama Junichiro James - - 2013
Complication of osteopenia and vascular calcification are often observed among elderly, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease patients. It remains obscure whether these two conditions merely share common risk factors or they have clear cause-result relationship. So called Moenckeberg type vascular calcification is classified into vascular ossification from the perspective of ...
Pourtova Elena - - 2013
Nostalgia for the Soviet Union is a major social phenomenon in Russia today due to the irrevocable losses of the recent past in which Soviet citizens involuntarily became immigrants in their own country. With reference to discussions of nostalgia in philosophical and psychoanalytic literature, I suggest that nostalgia may represent ...
Wolniak Kristy L - - 2013
Clonal expansions of large granular lymphocytes (LGLs) have been identified in patients following stem cell transplants and may represent posttransplant LGL leukemias or reactive immune responses. To differentiate between these 2 possibilities, we assessed peripheral blood and bone marrow of patients with myeloma after autologous stem cell transplant. All patients ...
Liu Shen - - 2013
Limited forearm rotation is a frequent combined disorder in elbow stiffness. If the radial head cannot be saved during open arthrolysis, prosthetic replacement might be considered because it enhances stability and allows early motion. In this study we retrospectively analyzed the outcome of 8 patients (7 men, 1 woman) who ...
Bailey-Davis Lisa - - 2013
Universal free access to school breakfast is available in large urban schools, but participation rates are less than half of what they are at lunch. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the discrepancy between access and participation in school breakfast in a low-income, urban school district. Youth ...
Castro-Núñez Jaime - - 2013
Maxillary and mandibular bone defects can result from injury, congenital defect, or accident, or as a consequence of surgical procedures when treating pathology or defects affecting jaw bones. The glandular odontogenic cyst is an infrequent type of odontogenic cyst that can leave a bony defect after being treated by aggressive ...
Takeda Shu - - 2013
The discovery that leptin regulates bone formation through the central nervous system shed light on a new regulatory system of bone metabolism, i.e., neuronal control. Of note, sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system are intimately involved in bone remodeling separately and also in a coordinated manner. Moreover, orexigenic and ...
Murphy Kieran - - 2013
To review the medical literature for reports on the types of physical injuries in elder abuse with the aim of eliciting patterns that will aid its detection. The databases of PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, and TRIP were searched from 1975 to March 2012 for articles that contained the following phrases: "physical ...
Kuo Li-Na - - 2013
Objective: The safety and efficacy of warfarin therapeutic range in Asians remain to be ascertained. Physicians in Taiwan consider Asians are more likely to have bleeding complications rather than thromboembolic events from warfarin. The aim of this study was to determine if the proper INR range for patients in Taiwan ...
West Marcus - - 2013
This paper focuses on the transference-countertransference dynamics that manifest in work with those individuals who experienced severe early relational trauma and, in particular, childhood sexual abuse. The literature is surveyed from Davies and Frawley's (1992a) seminal paper through to more current trauma-related and sensorimotor approaches, which deepen our understanding greatly. ...
Sahoo Nanda Kishore - - 2013
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the increase in height and change in position of neo-articular tubercle in cases treated by Dautrey's procedure. 10 cases of Tempromandibular joint (TMJ) disorders satisfying the inclusion criteria were included in this study, out of which 8 had bilateral chronic recurrent ...
Sándor George K - - 2013
This report describes the management of the case of an 11-year-old girl with serious compressive pathology of the craniocervical junction using a navigation-guided Le Fort I level maxillotomy and midline split. In this pediatric case, image guidance significantly enhanced intraoperative orientation and helped to determine the correct location of the ...
Kido Aki - - 2013
Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) such as T1-weighted and T2-weighted images of the female pelvis provide morphological information with excellent tissue contrast, which reflects the pathology of malignant diseases of the uterus. Owing to the recent improvement in hardware and software, in combination with extensive research in imaging techniques, not ...
Aranha Karen M - - 2013
Guided by Bourdieu's theory of practice and symbolic violence, this qualitative study explored experiences and perceptions of elderly beneficiaries who had been denied rehabilitation services by Medicare. In semistructured interviews, 12 beneficiaries or family members told of the physical, psychological, and financial consequences of service denial/termination. The resulting perception of ...
Hara Shingo - - 2013
The Le Fort II midfacial advancement appears to be an effective surgical method for the treatment of severe midfacial-nose hypoplasia with a skeletal class III malocclusion, which is usually combined with syndromic midfacial anomalies. However, the conventional surgical method requires the coronal approach, including a coronal incision, together with other ...
Hirai Toyohiro - - 2013
In the relationship between pulmonary diseases and bone, the systemic effects of pulmonary disease on bone metabolism, such as osteoporosis in COPD, have been recently investigated as well as abnormal bone metabolism induced by the therapy for lung diseases such as glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. However, the effective strategy for risk assessment, ...
Briefel Ronette R - - 2013
Because childhood obesity is such a threat to the physical, mental, and social health of youth, there is a great need to identify effective strategies to reduce its prevalence. The objective of this study was to estimate the mean calories from added sugars that are saved by switching sugar-sweetened beverages ...
Thompson Elaine Adams - - 2013
Effective prevention requires understanding vulnerable populations, early signs of health risks, and the impact of social contexts. We tested a model of co-occurring mental health risks among at-risk youth experiencing school difficulties. We analyzed data from a random sample of 336 at-risk youth, grades 9-12, who completed a comprehensive risk/protective ...
Harel Noga - - 2013
The aim of this 10 year retrospective study was to evaluate the crestal bone loss around immediate implant placed in tricalcium phosphate (TCP) grafted extraction sockets Data were collected from files of 58 patients (33 females, 25 males, average age 54.78 years) undergoing immediate implant placement into fresh extraction socket ...
Feldman David - - 2013
CO-CHAIRS: Feldman D: Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse School of Medicine; Pamboukian SV: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama; Teuteberg JJ: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania TASK FORCE CHAIRS: Birks E: University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky; Lietz K: Loyola University, Chicago, Maywood, Illinois; ...
Tabrizi Reza - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between angulated implants and the bone loss around implants in the anterior maxilla. The subjects studied had a missing tooth in the anterior maxilla and a bone deficiency that required restoration with an angulated dental implant. After mounting the casts ...
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