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Vierck Charles J CJ Departments of ‡Behavioral Science †Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry Departments of §Community Health and Family Medicine *Neuroscience, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, - - 2014
To describe and understand varieties and characteristics of sensitization contributing to hyperalgesia in participants with chronic pain conditions. Thermal stimulation was delivered to the face, forearm, and calf of pain-free participants and individuals with irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular pain disorder (TMD), and fibromyalgia syndrome (FM). Three-second contacts by a preheated ...
Seonwoo Hoon H Department of Biosystems & Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of - - 2013
Most chronic tympanic membrane (TM) perforations require surgical interventions such as tympanoplasty because, unlike with acute perforations, it is very difficult for the perforations to heal spontaneously. The purpose of this study was to develop novel therapeutic techniques and scaffolds that release growth factors to treat chronic TM perforations. We ...
Otten H G HG Laboratory of Translational Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. - - 2013
Antibodies recognizing denatured human leucocyte antigen (HLA) can co-react with epitopes on intact HLA or recognize cryptic epitopes which are normally unaccessible to HLA antibodies. Their specificity cannot be distinguished by single antigen beads (SAB) alone, as they carry a mixture of intact and denatured HLA. In this study, we ...
Treble Amery A 1 Department of Psychology, University of Houston , Houston, - - 2013
Deficits in working memory (WM) are a common consequence of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are believed to contribute to difficulties in a range of cognitive and academic domains. Reduced integrity of the corpus callosum (CC) after TBI may disrupt the connectivity between bilateral frontoparietal neural networks underlying WM. ...
Barr Laura C LC University of Edinburgh/Medical Research Council Centre for Inflammation Research, Queen's Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, United - - 2013
Depletion of monocytes reduces LPS-induced lung inflammation in mice, suggesting monocytes as potential therapeutic targets in acute lung injury. To investigate whether depletion of circulating blood monocytes has beneficial effects on markers of systemic and pulmonary inflammation in a human model of acute lung inflammation. A total of 30 healthy ...
Kim Jang-Woon JW Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. - - 2013
Animal experimental study. To present experimental evidence for mesenchymal cell therapy for spinal cord injury (SCI). Prior to clinical application of stem cell therapy for SCI, many critical issues have to be addressed including efficiency, safety, method of transplantation, and differentiation of the transplanted cells. Chronic contusive SCI was induced ...
Caronna Elizabeth A EA Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, - - 2013
Embryonic cells use both growth factor signaling and cell intrinsic transcriptional and epigenetic regulation to acquire early cell fates. Underlying mechanisms that integrate these cues are poorly understood. Here, we investigated the role of Geminin, a nucleoprotein that interacts with both transcription factors and epigenetic regulatory complexes, during fate acquisition ...
Anthony Desiree D Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, - - 2013
Neutrophilic inflammation is an important pathologic feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and infectious exacerbations of COPD. Serum amyloid A (SAA) promotes neutrophilic inflammation by its interaction with lung mucosal ALX/FPR2 receptors. However, little is known about how this endogenous mediator regulates IL-17A immunity. To determine whether SAA causes ...
DiGirolamo Douglas J DJ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287‐0882, USA. - - 2013
The musculoskeletal system evolved in mammals to perform diverse functions that include locomotion, facilitating breathing, protecting internal organs, and coordinating global energy expenditure. Bone and skeletal muscles involved with locomotion are both derived from somitic mesoderm and accumulate peak tissue mass synchronously, according to genetic information and environmental stimuli. Aging ...
Kim Hee Eun HE Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Institute of Genetic Science, Integrated Genomic Research Center for Metabolic Regulation, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 120-752, - - 2013
PPARγ (peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptor γ) is a master transcription factor involved in adipogenesis through regulating adipocyte-specific gene expression. Recently, lipin1 was found to act as a key factor for adipocyte maturation and maintenance by modulating the C/EBPα (CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein α) and PPARγ network; however, the precise mechanism by which lipin1 affects ...
Osman Mahasin A MA Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA. - - 2013
Gastric cancer, a disease of disparity associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, is the world's second leading cause of cancer deaths. The pathogen H. pylori target the epithelial adhesion receptors, E-cadherin, and β1-integrin, to modulate the host cytoskeleton via disruption of the epithelial cell polarity necessary for maintaining the ...
Malek-Ahmadi Michael M The Cleo Robert Center for Clinical Research, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Sun City, AZ 85351, - - 2013
Past studies investigating the association between Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology and diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) have provided conflicting results. While several studies indicate that subjects with comorbid AD and DM2 have less AD pathology, others have found no significant differences in AD pathology between the two groups. Other studies ...
Reid Branden B Translational Tissue Engineering Center, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2013
Cellular bioenergetics and redox (reduction-oxidation) play an important role in cell proliferation and differentiation, key aspects of building new tissues. In the present study, we examined the metabolic characteristics of human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs) during proliferation and differentiation in both monolayer and three-dimensional biomaterial scaffolds. In monolayer, hASCs exhibited ...
Santangelo Freel Rose M RM Department of Chemistry, Emory University , 1515 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, United - - 2013
We describe here the synthesis and evaluation of a series of tetrahydroisoquinolines that show subunit-selective potentiation of NMDA receptors containing the GluN2C or GluN2D subunits. Bischler-Napieralski conditions were employed in the key step for the conversion of acyclic amides to the corresponding tetrahydroisoquinoline-containing analogs. Compounds were evaluated using both two-electrode ...
Zhao Guanjia G Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 637371, - - 2013
In this work, we will show that ferromagnetic microjets can pick-up paramagnetic beads while not showing any interaction with diamagnetic silica microparticles for the active separation of microparticles in solution.
Hsieh Christine L CL San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA. - - 2013
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) elicits innate inflammatory responses that can lead to secondary brain injury. To better understand the mechanisms involved in TBI-induced inflammation, we examined the nature of macrophages responding to TBI in mice. In this model, brain macrophages were increased >20-fold the day after injury and >77-fold 4 ...
Katz Liora S LS Laboratory of Endocrinology and Receptor Biology, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-8029, - - 2013
In this article, we describe novel conditions for culture, expansion, and transdifferentiation of primary human dermal fibroblasts (hDFs) to induce expression of transcription factors (TFs) and hormones characteristic of the islets of Langerhans. We show that histones associated with the insulin gene are hyperacetylated and that insulin gene DNA is ...
Kohut Thomas R - - 2013
Operation of the NIF requires a large and varied number of routine and infrequent activities involving contaminated and radioactive systems, both in servicing online equipment and offline refurbishment of components. Routine radiological operations include up to several dozen entries into contaminated systems per day, multiple laboratories refurbishing radiologically impacted parts, ...
Kohut Thomas R - - 2013
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) has been designed to accommodate some challenging radiological conditions. The high prompt neutron source (up to 1.6 × 10 neutrons per shot) results in the need for significant fixed shielding. Concrete shielding approximately 2 m thick is used for the primary (target bay) shield. Penetrations ...
Draggoo Vaughn - - 2013
Isotopic mixtures of hydrogen constitute the basic fuel for fusion targets of the National Ignition Facility (NIF). A typical NIF fusion target shot requires approximately 0.5 mmoles of hydrogen gas and as much as 750 GBq (20 Ci) of H. Isotopic mix ratios are specified according to the experimental shot/test ...
Colombo Massimo - - 2013
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a complex disease with a poor prognosis. Incidence and mortality rates are increasing in many geographical regions, indicating a need for better management strategies. Among several risk factors for HCC, the most common are cirrhosis because of chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection ...
Datte Philip - - 2013
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a 192 laser beam facility that supports the Inertial Confinement Fusion program. During the ignition experimental campaign, the NIF is expected to perform shots with varying fusion yield producing 14 MeV neutrons up to 20 MJ or 7.1 × 10 neutrons per shot and ...
Khater Hesham - - 2013
A detailed model of the Target Bay (TB) at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) has been developed to estimate the post-shot radiation environment inside the facility. The model includes the large number of structures and diagnostic instruments present inside the TB. These structures and instruments are activated by neutrons generated ...
Reed Robert K - - 2013
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world's largest and most energetic laser system. The facility has the potential to generate ionizing radiation due to the interaction between the laser beams and target material, with neutrons and gamma rays being produced during deuterium-tritium fusion reactions. To perform these experiments, several ...
Thacker Rick L - - 2013
The National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the world's largest and most energetic laser system for inertial confinement fusion and experiments studying high energy density science. Many experiments performed at the National Ignition Facility involve radioactive materials; these may take the form of tritium and small quantities ...
Dillon Jon T - - 2013
The National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has implemented a protocol for evaluating and releasing material and equipment that is potentially "volumetrically contaminated" as a result of neutron activation and shown not to be "distinguishable from background." This protocol is an important element of the National Ignition ...
Reyes Susana - - 2013
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California is currently in operation with the goal to demonstrate fusion energy gain for the first time in the laboratory-also referred to as "ignition." Based on these demonstration experiments, the Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE) power plant ...
Packard Eric D - - 2013
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory must control potentially activated materials and equipment in accordance with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment, which requires DOE approval of the process used to release volumetrically contaminated personal property and establishes a dose constraint of 10 ...
Brereton Sandra - - 2013
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the world's largest and most energetic laser system for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and experiments studying high energy density (HED) science. The NIF is a 192-beam, Nd-glass laser facility that is capable of producing 1.8 MJ, 500 TW of ...
Brereton Sandra J - - 2013
National Ignition Facility experiments involve the use of a variety of materials that generate a number of radiological issues. Along with the use of tritium and depleted uranium, shots generating neutrons create prompt radiation fields as well as fission and activation products. In order to assure readiness for these hazards, ...
Morita Shigeki S Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories, Thoracic Surgery Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, - - 2013
Low-grade lung adenocarcinoma of fetal lung type, which is well characterized by its unique clinicopathologic and molecular features, is recognized as a distinct variant of lung cancer. In contrast, high-grade lung adenocarcinoma with fetal lung-like morphology (HG-LAFM) has not been studied widely. To characterize this subset better, we analyzed 17 ...
Potts Jonathan R JR Department of Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, - - 2013
Despite high recidivism rates in those treated for alcoholism, recurrent episodes of severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) have not been described. Our aim was to assess the clinical characteristics and outcomes in recurrent SAH. A retrospective review of patient records was carried out. Recurrent SAH was defined as two or more ...
Cuschieri Kate K Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK. - - 2013
Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization programs clearly have considerable potential to reduce HPV-associated disease; they are also resource-intense; so, it is essential that their effectiveness is determined accurately and in a timely way. Measuring circulating HPV types in a population can provide an early measure of vaccine impact. We assessed the ...
Rossi Giulio G Unità di Anatomia Patologica, Azienda Ospedaliera Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova/Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Italy. - - 2013
Crystal-storing histiocytosis (CSH) localized to the thoracic region is a rare occurrence, often secondary to lymphoproliferative or plasma cell diseases. About 10 case reports have been previously published, and 3 of these have no relationship with clonal hematologic disorders. We collected here the first series of 5 consecutive cases of ...
Perry Sarah A SA Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, - - 2013
We investigated the in vitro inspired dose and particle size distribution of albuterol delivered by a vibrating mesh nebulizer through the Vapotherm (Stevensville, MD) humidified high-flow nasal cannula system. Albuterol (2.5 mg/3 mL) was delivered by an Aeroneb Solo (Aerogen, Galway, Ireland) nebulizer that was connected via adaptor proximal to ...
Badolato Raffaele R Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Molecular Medicine Angelo Nocivelli, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy. - - 2013
This Viewpoint gives an overview of the inherited disorders that are characterized by defects of leukocyte trafficking. Three paradigmatic diseases have been selected: warts, hypogammaglobulinemia, infections, and myelokathexis; Wiskott-Aldrich; and leukocyte adhesion deficiency syndromes. These conditions encompass defects in the steps that are required for leukocyte motility: from the response ...
Tang Weihua W Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, - - 2013
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA is found within the malignant cells of some subtypes of lymphoma, and viral presence is being exploited for improved diagnosis, monitoring, and management of affected patients. Recent work suggests that viral genomic polymorphism, such as partial deletion of the viral genome, could interfere with virus detection ...
Hale Christopher S CS Department of Pathology, New York University Cancer Institute, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, - - 2013
The prognostic value of mitotic rate in melanoma is increasingly recognized, particularly in thin melanoma in which the presence or absence of a single mitosis/mm can change staging from T1a to T1b. Still, accurate mitotic rate calculation (mitoses/mm) on hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)-stained sections can be challenging. Antimonoclonal mitotic protein-2 ...
Dao An T AT Department of PPS, College of Pharmacy, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5037, - - 2013
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by progressive memory loss. In contrast, accumulating evidence suggests a neuroprotective role of regular exercise in aging associated memory impairment. In this study, we investigated the ability of regular exercise to prevent impairments of short-term memory (STM) and early long-term ...
Pollack Murray M MM Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, USA. - - 2013
Determine if the shortest sampling interval for laboratory variables used to estimate baseline severity of illness in pediatric critical care is equivalently sensitive across multiple sites without site-specific bias, while accounting for the vast majority of dysfunction compared with the standard 0- to 12-hour Pediatric Risk of Mortality III score. ...
Su Felice F Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA. - - 2013
To evaluate the dose-response relationship of dexmedetomidine in infants with congenital heart disease postoperative from open heart surgery. Prospective open-label dose-escalation pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic study. Tertiary pediatric cardiac ICU. Thirty-six evaluable infants, 1-24 months old, postoperative from open heart surgery requiring mechanical ventilation. Cohorts of 12 infants were enrolled sequentially to one ...
Lin Lin L Department of Statistical Science, Duke University, Durham, NC, 27708-0251, USA. - - 2013
Novel uses of automated flow cytometry technology for measuring levels of protein markers on thousands to millions of cells are promoting increasing need for relevant, customized Bayesian mixture modelling approaches in many areas of biomedical research and application. In studies of immune profiling in many biological areas, traditional flow cytometry ...
Swayampakula Mridula M Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H7, - - 2013
Prion diseases are progressive, infectious neurodegenerative disorders caused primarily by the misfolding of the cellular prion protein (PrP(c)) into an insoluble, protease-resistant, aggregated isoform termed PrP(sc). In native conditions, PrP(c) has a structured C-terminal domain and a highly flexible N-terminal domain. A part of this N-terminal domain consists of 4-5 ...
Ribeiro Tatiane C - - 2013
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by impaired communication, particularly pragmatic and semantic language, resulting in verbal comprehension deficits. Semantic processing in these conditions has been studied extensively, but mostly limited only to linguistic material. Emerging evidence, however, suggests that semantic integration deficits may extend beyond the verbal domain. Here, ...
Choi In-Sun - - 2013
We examined 5-hydroxytryptamine 1A (5-HT1A) receptor-mediated modulation of glutamatergic transmission in rat medullary dorsal horn neurons using a conventional whole-cell patch clamp technique. 5-HT reversibly and concentration dependently decreased the amplitude of glutamatergic excitatory postsynaptic currents and increased the paired-pulse ratio, indicating that 5-HT acts presynaptically to reduce glutamate release ...
Paaijmans Krijn P KP Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA. - - 2013
Ectotherms are considered to be particularly vulnerable to climate warming. Descriptions of habitat temperatures and predicted changes in climate usually consider mean monthly, seasonal or annual conditions. Ectotherms, however, do not simply experience mean conditions, but are exposed to daily fluctuations in habitat temperatures. Here, we highlight how temperature fluctuation ...
Small Donna M DM School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, United - - 2013
Recent murine studies have demonstrated that tumor-associated macrophages in the tumor microenvironment are a key source of the pro-tumorigenic cysteine protease, cathepsin S. We now show in a syngeneic colorectal carcinoma murine model that both tumor and tumor-associated cells contribute cathepsin S to promote neovascularization and tumor growth. Cathepsin S ...
Fleming Jennifer R - - 2013
Tubulin-binding cofactor (TBC)-B is implicated in the presentation of α-tubulin ready to polymerize, and at the correct levels to form microtubules. Bioinformatics analyses, including secondary structure prediction, CD, and crystallography, were combined to characterize the molecular architecture of Trypanosoma brucei TBC-B. An efficient recombinant expression system was prepared, material-purified, and ...
Krainer Elisabeth C EC Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, - - 2013
Formins are actin-binding proteins conserved across species from plants to humans. The formin family is defined by their common formin homology (FH2) domains. The 15 distinct human formins are involved in a broad range of cellular functions, including cell adhesion, cytokinesis, cell polarity, and cell morphogenesis. Their commonality is actin ...
Gangjee Aleem A Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Graduate School Pharmaceutical Sciences, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282, USA. - - 2013
Opportunistic infections caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii (P. jirovecii, pj), Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii, tg), and Mycobacterium avium (M. avium, ma) are the principal causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The absence of any animal models for human Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia and the lack of ...
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