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Johnson Timothy R - - 2013
A Thurstonian model for ranking data assumes that observed rankings are consistent with those of a set of underlying continuous variables. This model is appealing since it renders ranking data amenable to familiar models for continuous response variables-namely, linear regression models. To date, however, the use of Thurstonian models for ...
Quinn Gwendolyn P - - 2013
Rapid tissue donation (RTD) is an advancing oncology research procedure for collecting tumors, metastases, and unaffected tissue 2-6 h after death. Researchers can better determine rates of progression, response to treatment, and polymorphic differences among patients. Cancer patients may inquire about posthumous body donation for research to offer a personal contribution ...
Westerhout Joost - - 2013
In the development of central nervous system (CNS)-targeted drugs, the prediction of human CNS target exposure is a big challenge. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations have often been suggested as a 'good enough' surrogate for brain extracellular fluid (brainECF, brain target site) concentrations in humans. However, brain anatomy and physiology indicates ...
Li Xin - - 2013
Previous biological studies showed evidence of a genetic link between obesity and pigmentation in both animal models and humans. Our study investigated the individual and joint associations between obesity-related single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and both human pigmentation and risk of melanoma. Eight obesity-related SNPs in the FTO, MAP2K5, NEGR1, FLJ35779, ...
Tamayo Uria Ibon - - 2013
Urban Norway rats are challenging pests, posing significant health and economic threats. Implementing ecologically based integrated rodent management (EBIRM) programmes relies primarily on the understanding of ecological relationships between rodents and their environments, with emphasis on the processes influencing rodent populations in the target ecosystem. We investigated the temporal distribution ...
Kandeel Manal - - 2013
A variety of novel thieno[3,2-d]pyrimidines with different decorating functional groups were synthesized as a part of a study aiming to enrich the arsenal of chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer. The design of synthetic molecules based on DNA-interchelating properties by hydrogen bond formation. The reported compounds herein are: 4-aminothienopyrimidine ...
Long Manhai - - 2013
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are perfluorinated compounds that widely exist in the environment and can elicit adverse effects including endocrine disruption in humans and animals. This study investigated the effect of seven PFAAs on the thyroid hormone (TH) system assessing the proliferation of the 3,3',5-triiodo-L-thryonine (T3)-dependent rat pituitary GH3 cells using ...
Camarda Lawrence - - 2013
PURPOSE: A suture passed along the part of the graft that will be inserted into the femoral tunnel is widely used by surgeons, because it could prevent the graft sliding on the femoral fixation device during pulling from the tibial side. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...
Hu Yue-Jian - - 2013
The objective of this study was to investigate the compositional profiles and microbial shifts of oral microbiota during head-and-neck radiotherapy. Bioinformatic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing was performed to assess the diversity and variation of oral microbiota of irradiated patients. Eight patients with head and neck cancers were ...
Shin Keon Sung - - 2013
The effects of berberine on long-term administration of L-DOPA in 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease (PD) were investigated. Rat models of PD were prepared by 6-OHDA lesions in the ipsilateral sides, and then were treated with berberine (5 and 15 mg/kg) and/or L-DOPA (10 mg/kg) once daily for 21 days. Treatments ...
Hera R - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to review the 12-year visual outcomes of patients who underwent surgical removal for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) attributable to pathologic myopia. This retrospective study included 14 patients, with a mean age of 45.8 years, high myopia (>6 D) and classic subfoveal CNV. They were treated with ...
Kaiser Karen - - 2013
Black women face the greatest breast cancer mortality burden of any racial or ethnic group in the United States. Breast cancer disparity is particularly pronounced in Chicago, where Black women were 62 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than their White counterparts in 2007. No work to date ...
Adams André A - - 2013
Quantitating explosive materials at trace concentrations in real-time on-site within the marine environment may prove critical to protecting civilians, waterways, and military personnel during this era of increased threat of widespread terroristic activity. Presented herein are results from recent field trials that demonstrate detection and quantitation of small nitroaromatic molecules ...
Mallavia Ricardo - - 2013
Interaction between poly[9,9-bis(6'-bromohexyl)-2,7-fluorene-co-alt-1,4-phenylene] (PFPBr2), a neutral conjugated polyfluorene which is completely insoluble in water, and zwitterionic phospholipids has been investigated in order to generate new fluorescent structures which are stable in aqueous media as a means of extending the biological applications of these kinds of polymers. Two types of differently ...
Kitazono Hammell Mary T - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing total body irradiation (TBI) often develop delayed skeletal complications. Bone-age studies in these children often reveal subtle paraphyseal changes including physeal widening, metaphyseal irregularity and paraphyseal exostoses. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether paraphyseal changes on a bone-age study following TBI indicate a predisposition toward developing other radiation-associated skeletal ...
Moghanibashi Mehdi - - 2013
Nuclear pore complex (NPC) is the only corridor for macromolecules exchange between nucleus and cytoplasm. NPC and its components, nucleoporins, play important role in the diverse physiological processes including macromolecule exchange, chromosome segregation, apoptosis and gene expression. Recent reports also suggest involvement of nucleoporins in carcinogenesis. Applying proteomics, we analyzed ...
Juergens Norbert - - 2013
The sand termite Psammotermes allocerus generates local ecosystems, so-called fairy circles, through removal of short-lived vegetation that appears after rain, leaving circular barren patches. Because of rapid percolation and lack of evapotranspiration, water is retained within the circles. This process results in the formation of rings of perennial vegetation that ...
Zafar Hanna M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Although the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) denied coverage for screening computed tomography colonography (CTC) in March 2009, little is understood about whether CTC was targeted to the appropriate patient population prior to this decision. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate patient characteristics and known relative clinical indications for screening CTC ...
Karahashi Minako - - 2013
The Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rat is an animal model for spontaneous-onset, non-obese type 2 diabetes. Despite abundant evidence about disorders in metabolism, little information is available about fatty acid metabolism in the liver of GK rats. This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of the fatty acid profile, particularly MUFA, and ...
Riina Elizabeth M - - 2013
Research on coparenting documents that mothers' and fathers' coordination and mutual support in their parenting roles is linked to their offspring's adjustment in childhood, but we know much less about the coparenting of adolescents. Taking a family systems perspective, this study assessed two dimensions of coparenting, parents' shared decision-making and ...
Kerrigan Deanna L - - 2013
We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of community empowerment interventions for HIV prevention among sex workers in low- and middle-income countries from 1990-2010. Two coders abstracted data using standardized forms. Of 6,664 citations screened, ten studies met inclusion criteria. For HIV infection, two observational studies showed a significantly protective ...
Predazzi Irene M - - 2013
In the coming years, genomics will impact clinical practice in multiple ways. However, one of the most important applications will be in the determination of the best treatments in personalized medicine. This is, in fact, one of the fields in which genetic variants have already been most successful and useful ...
Gervasi Stephanie S - - 2013
The emerging fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), has been associated with global amphibian population declines and extinctions. American bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) are widely reported to be a tolerant host and a carrier of Bd that spreads the pathogen to less tolerant hosts. Here, we examined whether bullfrogs raised from eggs ...
Fujinaka Hidetake - - 2013
More than 600 bacterial species have been identified in the oral cavity, but only a limited number of species show a strong association with periodontitis. The purpose of the present study was to provide a comprehensive outline of the microbiota in dental plaque related to periodontal status. Dental plaque from ...
Maréchal Amandine - - 2013
Attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy was used to investigate the binding of Na+ and Ca2+cations to bovine cytochrome c oxidase in its fully oxidized and partially reduced, cyanide-ligated (a2+a33+-CN) (mixed valence) forms. These ions induced distinctly different IR binding spectra, indicating that the induced structural changes are ...
Tytgat Stefaan H A J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the direct effect of pneumoperitoneum (PP) on microcirculation and its influence on the quality of tissue perfusion. This study aimed to investigate the intraoperative effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas PP on microcirculation density and perfusion in neonates receiving laparoscopic surgery for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. ...
Zeng Yin-Xin - - 2013
Fjords and open oceans are two typical marine ecosystems in the Arctic region, where glacial meltwater and sea ice meltwater have great effects on the bacterioplankton community structure during the summer season. This study aimed to determine the differences in bacterioplankton communities between these two ecosystems in the Arctic region. ...
Kobayashi Minoru - - 2013
Recently, novel molecular targeted agents markedly changed the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), with promising results. However, there is little understanding of how these agents affect immune cell populations in RCC, an immunogenic tumor. Therefore, we investigated the changes in the peripheral blood immune cells in 58 RCC patients ...
Speers-Roesch Ben - - 2013
The ability to maintain stable cardiac function during environmental hypoxia exposure is crucial for hypoxia tolerance in animals and depends upon the maintenance of cardiac energy balance as well as the state of the heart's extracellular environment (e.g., availability of metabolic fuels). Hypoxic depression of plasma [non-esterified fatty acids] (NEFA), ...
Parmenter Belinda J - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Exercise is a widely accepted treatment known to improve walking ability in persons with peripheral arterial disease (PAD); however, it has not been confirmed as to whether exercise improves fitness and performance-based function and, consequently, performance of activities of daily living (ADL). This systematic review aims to ...
Pan Hai-Feng - - 2013
This study aims to investigate the serum IL-21 levels in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its relations with clinical and laboratory features. Fifty-seven patients with SLE and 30 healthy volunteers were recruited in the current study. Serum IL-21 levels were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Statistical analyses were performed by ...
Ozaydın Eda - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate association between vitamin D status and recurrent wheezing in infants. METHODS: Thirty infants with recurrent wheezing and 45 healthy, similar aged infants without any history of acute or chronic illness were included in the study. The clinical features of infants were recorded and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] ...
Gazzaniga Paola - - 2013
The identification of patients at higher risk of recurrence after primary colorectal cancer resection is currently one of the challenges facing medical oncologists. Circulating tumor cell (CTC) may represent a surrogate marker of an early spread of disease in patients without overt metastases. Thirty-seven high-risk stages II-III colorectal cancer patients ...
Dohi Tomoharu - - 2013
Although endovascular therapy (EVT) has been widely used for iliac lesions due to acceptable patency with stenting, EVT has not been established as primary treatment for aortic occlusion, partly because of uncertainty regarding long-term results. The purpose of this study was to investigate outcomes following EVT with stenting for chronic ...
Gao Huquan - - 2013
One new prenylated indole diketopiperazine alkaloid, named dihydroneochinulin B (1), one known spiro-polyketide-diketopiperazine hybrid cryptoechinuline D (2) and three related known metabolites didehydroechinulin B (3), neoechinulin B (4) and auroglaucin (5) were isolated from the mangrove rhizosphere soil derived fungus, Aspergillus effuses H1-1. The structures were assigned by detailed spectroscopic ...
Feldtkeller Ernst - - 2013
Advice concerning behaviour and adaptations of living and working environment is considered an unmet need by patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this study was to develop a core set of recommendations to be given to patients by their rheumatologists. A systematic literature research of scientific and patient-oriented ...
Park Jee Young - - 2013
A novel cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) conferred by Dongbu cytoplasmic and genic male-sterility (DCGMS) cytoplasm and its restorer-of-fertility gene (Rfd1) was previously reported in radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Its inheritance of fertility restoration and profiles of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)-based molecular markers were reported to be different from those of Ogura ...
Pandya Naushira - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) present therapeutic challenges related to co-morbidities, treatment adherence, and safety. This study examines the efficacy and safety of insulin glargine compared to other glucose-lowering interventions in younger and older adults. METHODS: In this pooled analysis of 24-week data from nine prospective ...
Topiol Sid - - 2013
Introduction: In 2007, the X-ray structural determination of non-rhodopsin G-Protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), considered the most extensively targeted protein class for marketed drugs, commenced. With the relatively rapid availability of additional structures, an assessment of the progression made is needed in addition to the assessment of the understandings gleaned, deployment ...
Keith Sharp M - - 2013
Mathematical modeling represents an important tool for analyzing cardiovascular function during spaceflight. This review describes how modeling of the cardiovascular system can contribute to space life science research and illustrates this process via modeling efforts to study postflight orthostatic intolerance (POI), a key issue for spaceflight. Examining this application also ...
Alhadi Sameir - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, cases of severe adverse effects from recreational use of synthetic cannabinoids (SC) have established that these agents represent a novel toxicologic hazard. CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old male presenting as a vehicular trauma victim was noted with diffuse pulmonary infiltrates related to chronic inhalation of multiple synthetic ...
Taşkın Mehmet B - - 2013
This article presents the development of a combined cell culture-biosensing platform using vertically aligned self-assembled peptide nanofibers. Peptide nanofibers were patterned on a microchip containing gold microelectrodes in order to provide the cells with a 3D environment enabling them to grow and proliferate. Gold microelectrodes were functionalized with conductive polymers ...
Wood S J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In children with short bowel syndrome, maximal adaptation of the bowel after extensive resection is thought to occur during the first 2 years of life. The aim of the present study was to review children with short bowel syndrome from two intestinal rehabilitation centers, comparing those undergoing lengthening procedures <365 days ...
Chen Wen-Tsen - - 2013
We applied surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (SALDI-MS) with HgTe nanostructures as the matrix for the detection of single- and double-stranded oligodeoxynucleotides (ss-ODNs and ds-ODNs). The concentrations of surfactant and additives (metal ions, an amine) and the pH and ionic strength of the sample matrix played significantly different roles in ...
Kimura Masami - - 2013
A newly developed nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay targeting the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of the ribosomal DNA was applied to detect and characterize Encephalitozoon cuniculi DNA from pet rabbits in Japan. The analysis was carried out using 257 urinary samples and 314 fecal samples collected from 307 ...
Park Seoyoung - - 2013
Aberrant accumulation of intracellular β-catenin and subsequent activation of β-catenin response transcription (CRT) in intestinal epithelial cells is a frequent early event during the development of colon cancer. Here we show that cardamonin, a chalcone isolated from Aplinia katsumadai Hayata, inhibited CRT in SW480 colon cancer cells that carry inactivating ...
Kikidis D - - 2013
Both epistaxis and hypertension are frequent problems in the adult population. The relationship between the level of arterial pressure and incidence of epistaxis in a patient with hypertension is a question that appears frequently in the clinical practice. A systematic review of the literature regarding the relation of arterial hypertension ...
Zhang Jinsong - - 2013
The breaking of time reversal symmetry in topological insulators may create previously unknown quantum effects. We observed a magnetic quantum phase transition in Cr-doped Bi2(SexTe1-x)3 topological insulator films grown by means of molecular beam epitaxy. Across the critical point, a topological quantum phase transition is revealed through both angle-resolved photoemission ...
Pietrogrande Maria Chiara - - 2013
Traces of prebiotic amino acids, i.e., the building blocks of proteins, are excellent biomarkers that could provide evidence of extinct or extant life in extra-terrestrial environments. In particular, characterization of the enantiomeric excess of amino acids gives relevant information about the biotic or abiotic origin of molecules, because it is ...
Ayabe Shinya - - 2013
Lung fibroblasts are responsible for collagen secretion during normal tissue repair and the development of fibrosis. Many other prostaglandins have been reported to regulate collagen synthesis in lung fibroblasts, but the role of prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of PGD2 on type I ...
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