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Amann Stephen T ST North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS 38801, USA. - - 2013
The objective of this study was to define the quality of life (QOL) in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP). We studied 443 well-phenotyped CP subjects and 611 control subjects prospectively enrolled from 20 US centers between 2000 and 2006 in the North American Pancreatitis Study 2. Responses to the SF-12 ...
Kasturirangan Srinath S Department of Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, - - 2013
We developed atomic force microscope (AFM)-based protocols that enable isolation and characterization of antibody-based reagents that selectively bind target protein variants using low nanogram amounts or less of unpurified starting material. We isolated single-chain antibody fragments (scFvs) that specifically recognize an oligomeric beta-amyloid (Aβ) species correlated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) ...
Schmidt Heath D HD Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. - - 2013
Chronic drug exposure alters gene expression in the brain and produces long-term changes in neural networks that underlie compulsive drug taking and seeking. Exactly how drug-induced changes in synaptic plasticity and subsequent gene expression are translated into persistent neuroadaptations remains unclear. Emerging evidence suggests that complex drug-induced neuroadaptations in the ...
Chondrogiannis Sotirios S Department of Nuclear Medicine-PET/CT Center, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Rovigo, Italy. - - 2013
This study aimed to assess the feasibility and potential usefulness of a new intraoperative portable high-resolution imaging γ-camera for the localization of sentinel lymph node in patients with breast cancer. Sixteen T1 to T2 breast cancer female patients were evaluated (mean age, 62 years) with preoperative lymphoscintigraphy, acquired 30 minutes ...
Calvanese Luisa L Department of Applied Sciences, University Parthenope of Naples, Centro Direzionale Isola C4, Naples I-80143, - - 2013
AQP11 and AQP12 are the most distantly related paralogs of the aquaporin family in human. They share indeed a low sequence similarity with other aquaporins and exhibit a modified N-terminal NPA signature motif. Furthermore, they have an anomalous subcellular localization. The AQP11 and AQP12 biological role remains to be fully ...
Gross Robert - - 2013
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy is critical to successful treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Few interventions have been demonstrated to improve both adherence and virologic outcomes. We sought to determine whether an intervention derived from problem solving theory, Managed Problem Solving (MAPS), would improve antiretroviral outcomes. We conducted a randomized ...
Imuta Yu Y Department of Cell Fate Control, Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, - - 2013
The node and the notochord are important embryonic signaling centers that control embryonic pattern formation. Notochord progenitor cells present in the node and later in the posterior end of the notochord move anteriorly to generate the notochord. To understand the dynamics of cell movement during notochord development and the molecular ...
Barrott Jared J - - 2013
On the surface heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is an unlikely drug target for the treatment of any disease, let alone cancer. Hsp90 is highly conserved and ubiquitously expressed in all cells. There are two major isoforms α and β encoded by distinct genes and together they may constitute 1%-3% ...
Liu Weiya W Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, - - 2013
For over four decades free Mg(2+) ions, that is, those in excess of MgATP, have been reported to affect a wide variety of properties of phosphorylase kinase (PhK), including its affinity for other molecules, proteolysis, chemical crosslinking, phosphorylation, binding to certain monoclonal antibodies, and activity, which is stimulated. Additionally, for ...
Sprouse Courtney - - 2013
49, XXXXY is a rare aneuploidy and variant of Klinefelter syndrome, occurring in 1 per 80,000-100,000 live births. We present a cohort of 40 affected males, focusing on musculoskeletal problems. Subjects were participants in an annual 49er family support group meeting. Children were examined in a multidisciplinary clinic by a ...
Samango-Sprouse Carole A - - 2013
The behavioral phenotype of children with XXY has not been extensively studied until recently and this research has been confounded by insufficient study populations and ascertainment biases. The aim of the study was to expand the behavioral aspect of the XXY phenotype as well as investigate the role of existing ...
Simpson Joe Leigh - - 2013
In this contribution, we consider detection of 47,XXY by a variety of available methods. These include traditional invasive procedures, screening with maternal serum analytes and fetal ultrasound, and most recently cell-free fetal DNA. Since its introduction in the late 1960s, prenatal genetic diagnosis has evolved greatly. Serendipitious detection of 47,XXY ...
Wu Jiamin J Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, United - - 2013
We demonstrate a new procedure for separation of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) fragments that are anchored to the surface of a gold electrode by end hybridization. The new separation procedure takes advantage of the strong yet evolving nonuniform electric field near the gold surface in contact with a buffer solution gradually ...
Prongjit Methinee M Department of Biochemistry and Center of Excellence in Protein Structure and Function, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, - - 2013
Pyranose 2-oxidase (P2O) from Trametes multicolor is a flavoenzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of d-glucose and other aldopyranose sugars at the C2 position by using O₂ as an electron acceptor to form the corresponding 2-keto-sugars and H₂O₂. In this study, the effects of pH on the oxidative half-reaction of P2O ...
Li Le-Le LL Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, - - 2013
Lanthanide-doped up-conversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) have shown promise in biomedical applications. However, as the UCNPs are normally capped with hydrophobic ligands, it remains challenging to prepare biocompatible UCNPs with specific molecular recognition capabilities. We herein report an exceptionally simple strategy to prepare uniform DNA-modified UCNPs as versatile bioprobes. The approach can ...
Wallis Laura - - 2013
Truth in advertising shows what you really get when you smoke.
Costa Anna Paula Serêjo da - - 2013
Tooth loss is highly prevalent in Brazil, especially among the elderly, where more than three million need bimaxillary dentures. The federal government instituted Specialized Dental Care Centers (SDCC) to remedy this situation. The scope of this study was to evaluate one attribute of these Centers, namely the provision of full ...
Blombach Fabian - - 2013
All RNAPs (RNA polymerases) repeatedly make use of their DNA template by progressing through the transcription cycle multiple times. During transcription initiation and elongation, distinct sets of transcription factors associate with multisubunit RNAPs and modulate their nucleic-acid-binding and catalytic properties. Between the initiation and elongation phases of the cycle, the ...
Klinkenberg Marek - - 2013
: The purpose of this study was to compare the morbidity and the aesthetic and functional outcomes of primarily closed donor sites of three commonly used free flaps. : Sixty patients who had undergone free flap reconstruction (20 anterolateral thigh, 20 parascapular, and 20 lateral arm flaps) were included in ...
Choi Bong-Kyoon - - 2013
: The authors studied whether the incidence of inferior alveolar nerve injury in patients undergoing sagittal split ramus osteotomy differs in patients with a history of previous mandibular contouring surgery. : A retrospective chart review was completed on all patients who underwent orthognathic surgery, including bilateral sagittal split osteotomy and ...
Baj-Krzyworzeka Monika - - 2013
The tumour microenvironment represents a dynamic complex milieu, which includes tumour cells, cells of the immune system and other (cellular and non-cellular) components. The role of these particular 'puzzle pieces' may change substantially due to their mutual interactions. The present review concerns different opinions on interactions that occur between monocytes, ...
Richter Hagen - - 2013
The analysis of deep sequencing data allows for a genome-wide overview of all the small RNA molecules (the 'sRNome') that are present in a single organism. In the present paper, we review the processing of CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) RNA, C/D box sRNA (small non-coding RNA) and ...
Morgado Caroline Maria da Costa - - 2013
The scope of this study was to investigate the association between the social network, social support and the feeding habits of infants in their fourth month of life. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 294 children selected at 4 Primary Health Care Units in Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil. A 24-hour ...
Li Zhuo - - 2013
DNA replication plays an essential role in all life forms. Research on archaeal DNA replication began approximately 20 years ago. Progress was hindered, however, by the lack of genetic tools to supplement the biochemical and structural studies. This has changed, however, and genetic approaches are now available for several archaeal species. ...
Rojo-Mota G - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. The detection of neurocognitive disorders in addicts would allow subjects with functional impairment to be assigned to cognitive rehabilitation programmes. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a screening test that can be a valuable aid with this kind of patient. AIMS. To use the MoCA with a sample of ...
Sally Enilce de Oliveira Fonseca Ede - - 2013
Gestational energy expenditure (EE) is the basis for nutritional counseling and body weight control. The objective of this study was to systematically review the behavior of the basal metabolic rate (BMR), the major component of EE, during non gemelar pregnancy of healthy women. Based on the inclusion criteria, 37 articles ...
La Teana Anna - - 2013
The formation of the translation initiation complex represents the rate-limiting step in protein synthesis. Translation initiation in the crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus depends on several translation IFs (initiation factors), some of which have eukaryal but no bacterial counterparts. In the present paper, we review the current knowledge of the structure, function ...
Lee Justine C - - 2013
: Primary abdominal wall reconstruction after liver transplantation presents a challenge in patients with size mismatch, multivisceral transplants, and prior recipient abdominal surgery. The authors report their experience with a novel technique for abdominal wall reconstruction with a new vascular composite allotransplant. : Five posterior rectus sheath-liver composite vascular allotransplants ...
Fernandez-Valverde F - - 2013
INTRODUCTION. Cerebral infarction is a very rare presenting symptom of a meningioma. This form of clinical onset poses the challenge of treating ischaemic events before dealing with the tumour surgically. CASE REPORT. A 48-year-old woman from Georgia who visited due to loss of strength in the right-hand side of the ...
Ikeda Yuji - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Combination therapy using gemcitabine with oxaliplatin (GEMOX) showed moderate activity in recurrent ovarian cancers. However, severe toxicities have been observed in patients who received full-dose therapy of GEMOX. On the other hand, bevacizumab enhances chemotherapeutic efficacy in various cancers. Here, we evaluated the effect of weekly low-dose administration of ...
Yang Jr-Ming - - 2013
Proteins bud from cells in small single-membraned vesicles (~50-250 nm) that have the same topology as the cell. Known variously as exosomes and microvesicles (EMVs), these extracellular organelles are enriched for specific proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. EMV biogenesis plays critical roles in protein quality control and cell polarity, and, ...
Younger Jarred - - 2013
To determine whether low dosages (4.5 mg/day) of naltrexone reduce fibromyalgia severity as compared with the nonspecific effects of placebo. In this replication and extension study of a previous clinical trial, we tested the impact of low-dose naltrexone on daily self-reported pain. Secondary outcomes included general satisfaction with life, positive ...
Chandran Vidya - - 2013
Bacteria have evolved several secretion machineries to bring about transport of various virulence factors, nutrients, nucleic acids and cell-surface appendages that are essential for their pathogenesis. T4S (Type IV secretion) systems are versatile secretion systems found in various Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and in few archaea. They are large multisubunit ...
Prangishvili David - - 2013
Archaeal viruses, especially viruses that infect hyperthermophilic archaea of the phylum Crenarchaeota, constitute one of the least understood parts of the virosphere. However, owing to recent substantial research efforts by several groups, archaeal viruses are starting to gradually reveal their secrets. In the present review, we summarize the current knowledge ...
Brugge Doug - - 2013
Cardiovascular disease is known to be associated with proximity to major roadways and highways. Thus, blood samples from 20 near highway and 20 urban background residents were analyzed for presence of cytokines and other biomarkers. Near-highway participants displayed significantly lower socioeconomic status (SES) and significantly higher occupational vehicle exhaust exposure ...
Walsh Brian K - - 2013
We searched the MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library databases for English-language randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and articles investigating surfactant replacement therapy published between January 1990 and July 2012. By inspection of titles, references having no relevance to the clinical practice guideline were eliminated. The update of this clinical practice ...
Gutiérrez-de-Terán Hugo - - 2013
The recent advances in membrane protein crystallography have provided extremely valuable structural information of the superfamily of GPCRs (G-protein-coupled receptors). This has been particularly true for a few receptors whose structure was solved several times under different biochemical conditions. It follows that the mechanisms of receptor conformational equilibrium and related ...
Kraemer William J - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Kraemer, WJ, Looney, DP, Martin, GJ, Ratamess, NA, Vingren, JL, French, DN, Hatfield, DL, Fragala, MS, Spiering, BA, Howard, RL, Cortis, C, Szivak, TK, Comstock, BA, Dunn-Lewis, C, Hooper, DR, Flanagan, SD, Volek, JS, Anderson, JM, Maresh, CM, and Fleck, SJ. Changes in creatine kinase and cortisol in national ...
Feng Kuan-Ming - - 2013
SUMMARY:: Theoretically, a flap can be supplied by any perforator based on the angiosome theory. In this study, the technique of free-style perforator flap dissection was used to harvest a pedicled or free skin flap from a previous free flap for a second difficult reconstruction. The authors call this a ...
Lainez-Andres J M - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS. This study was aimed determining the effectiveness, tolerance and satisfaction of patients with migraine as regards different triptans, according to the characteristics of their attacks. At the same time it sought to establish a predictive model that can be used to recommend one or another, depending on ...
Deolindo Poliana - - 2013
Cells release extracellular vesicles in response to external factors or in a physiological way. Microvesicles and exosomes originate in cells in different ways and, depending on their contents, may have multiple biological effects on other cells and the environment. The host cell-parasite relationship could be changed dramatically by the plasticity ...
Fröls Sabrina - - 2013
Biofilms or multicellular structures become accepted as the dominant microbial lifestyle in Nature, but in the past they were only studied extensively in bacteria. Investigations on archaeal monospecies cultures have shown that many archaeal species are able to adhere on biotic and abiotic surfaces and form complex biofilm structures. Biofilm-forming ...
Garbin Daniela - - 2013
Based on the regulatory framework and an overview of dentistry in supplementary health, this paper discusses the specifics of the dental sector with respect to health promotion policies and quality of health care services proposed by the National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS). The State's activities in supplementary health are based ...
Blanc Mathieu - - 2013
S-Palmitoylation, the only reversible post-translational lipid modification, confers unique biochemical and functional properties to proteins. Although it has long been known that viral proteins are palmitoylated, recent studies reveal that this modification plays a critical role for pathogens of all kinds and at multiple steps of their life cycle. The ...
Pizzocaro Marco - - 2013
This paper describes the application of a novel active disturbance rejection control (ADRC) to the stabilization of the temperature of two ultra-stable Fabry-Perot cavities. The cavities are 10 cm long and entirely made of ultralow- expansion glass. The control is based on a linear extended state observer that estimates and ...
Smith Sherri L - - 2013
Background: Several self-report measures exist that target different aspects of outcomes for hearing aid use. Currently, no comprehensive questionnaire specifically assesses factors that may be important for differentiating outcomes pertaining to hearing aid style. Purpose: The goal of this work was to develop the Style Preference Survey (SPS), a questionnaire ...
Todd Betsy - - 2013
How hospitals, clinics, and the public health system responded to the outbreak.
Canella Daniela Silva - - 2013
Nutrition campaigns in Primary Health Care (PHC) play an important role in health promotion and the prevention and treatment of injuries. The scope of this paper is to chart and evaluate the scientific output of nutrition in Brazilian PHC. A search and review of the literature and papers was conducted ...
Bochud Arlette - - 2013
Most integral membrane proteins of yeast with two or more membrane-spanning sequences have not yet been crystallized and for many of them the side on which the active sites or ligand-binding domains reside is unknown. Also, bioinformatic topology predictions are not yet fully reliable. However, so-called low-resolution biochemical methods can ...
Busnelli Marta - - 2013
Receptor coupling to different G-proteins and β-arrestins has been described for a number of GPCRs (G-protein-coupled receptors), suggesting a multi-state model of receptor activation in which each receptor can assume a number of different active conformations, each capable of promoting the coupling to a specific effector. Consistently, functional-selective ligands and ...
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