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Walsh Shannon M SM Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 600 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, United - - 2013
We show that DNA catalysts (deoxyribozymes, DNA enzymes) can phosphorylate tyrosine residues of peptides. Using in vitro selection, we identified deoxyribozymes that transfer the γ-phosphoryl group from a 5'-triphosphorylated donor (a pppRNA oligonucleotide or GTP) to the tyrosine hydroxyl acceptor of a tethered hexapeptide. Tyrosine kinase deoxyribozymes that use pppRNA ...
Birkmeier S - - 2013
This article gives an update on the management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) according to guidelines released in 2012 by the European Society of Cardiology. To ensure a reliable diagnosis the updated universal definition of myocardial infarction will also be covered which is defined by myocardial necrosis. Criteria for ...
Simmler R - - 2013
When applying the standard DIN V 6868-57 rule "acceptance testing for image display devices" it always comes to misunderstandings in the practical implementation. In a brief summary the most important requirements are presented. With the pending replacement of DIN V 6868-57 by DIN 6868-157 "acceptance and constancy tests of image ...
Kujath P - - 2013
Thromboprophylaxis in surgery patients is a combination of physical and medical thromboprophylaxis. The established mode of physical thromboprophylaxis in Germany is graduated compression stockings. Recent publications from various authors generally scrutinized the additional benefits of physical prophylaxis in patients who received medical thromboprophylaxis. A thorough search was carried out in ...
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Pregnant women and infants aged <6 months are at increased risk for influenza-related severe illness and hospitalization. Influenza vaccination of pregnant women has been shown to reduce the risk for illness in both mother and infant. To help protect pregnant women, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the ...
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On October 1, 2012, the Department of Defense (DoD) learned of a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis in persons who received injections of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) from a single compounding pharmacy. Ten patients with fungal meningitis after epidural steroid injection (ESI) were initially identified in Tennessee and North Carolina. No ...
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The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first reported to cause human infection in September 2012. In July 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations Emergency Committee determined that MERS-CoV did not meet criteria for a "public health emergency of international concern," but was nevertheless of "serious ...
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Electronic reporting of laboratory results to public health agencies can improve public health surveillance for reportable diseases and conditions by making reporting more timely and complete. Since 2010, CDC has provided funding to 57 state, local, and territorial health departments through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases cooperative ...
Zanetti M - - 2013
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an important role in the diagnosis and differentiation of numerous shoulder abnormalities and chronic shoulder pain. Important indications for MRI are assessment of the rotator cuff and the labrocapsular complex. The assessment of the rotator cuff muscles is crucial. The value of MR arthrography is ...
Fedele Francesco F Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrology, Anesthesiology and Geriatric Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Umberto I Policlinic, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, Italy, - - 2013
Conventionally, ischemic heart disease (IHD) is equated with large vessel coronary disease. However, recent evidence has suggested a role of compromised microvascular regulation in the etiology of IHD. Because regulation of coronary blood flow likely involves activity of specific ion channels, and key factors involved in endothelium-dependent dilation, we proposed ...
Sheikh S - - 2013
Poisonings from lamp oil ingestion continue to occur worldwide among the pediatric population despite preventive measures such as restricted sale of colored and scented lamp oils. This suggests that optimal prevention practices for unintentional pediatric exposures to lamp oil have yet to be identified and/or properly implemented. Objective. To characterize ...
Martins Regina Helena Garcia - - 2013
Presbyphonia is a physiological process of aging voice that includes morphological changes in the coverage mucosa, muscle, and cartilage. We revised the morphological, endoscopic, and vocal acoustic changes that occur in presbyphonia and discussed some treatments proposed to minimize glottal incompetence and improve vocal performance of the elderly.
Ayyildiz-Tamis Duygu - - 2013
In this study, different cultivation systems such as roller bottles (RB), 5-L stirred-tank bioreactor (STR), and disposable bioreactors were used to cultivate hybridoma for lab-scale production of Salmonella Enteritidis O-antigen-specific monoclonal antibody (MAb). Hybridoma cell line was cultivated in either serum-containing or serum-free medium (SFM) culture conditions. In STR, MAb ...
Ayeni Olufemi - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between a symptomatic maximal squat and the presence of radiographic CAM-type femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to determine the sensitivity and specificity of a maximal squat test for the presence of radiographic CAM-type femoral deformity in ...
Krizova Lucia - - 2013
Recent findings suggest that polymorphisms in vitamin D pathway genes are candidates for association with multiple sclerosis susceptibility. It has been now well demonstrated that vitamin D has immunomodulatory functions that may be favorable for reduction of multiple sclerosis risk. Current research has been focused on identification of new variants ...
Li Yan - - 2013
FGF23 is a bone-derived hormone that regulates mineral metabolism by inhibiting renal tubular phosphate reabsorption and suppressing circulating 1,25(OH)2D and PTH levels. These effects are mediated by FGF-receptor binding and activation in the presence of its coreceptor Klotho, which is expressed in the distal tubules of the kidney. Recently, expression ...
Evans Michael - - 2013
Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world. Globally, the annual diagnosis rate of new cases is approximately 1.6 million. The latest figures for the UK show that there are approximately 39000 cases each year and that lung cancer accounts for about 22% of all cancer deaths (Cancer ...
Madarevic Tomislav - - 2013
The endoscopic technique for resection of a postero-superior part of calcaneus served as a golden standard during the last 10 years, and it has mostly replaced the open techniques. In an effort to reduce the morbidity and the recovery time, we had introduced the ultrasound-assisted technique. In the period of 1 year, ...
Zaichick Vladimir - - 2013
The effect of age on the mass fraction of 19 chemical elements in the intact prostate of 50 apparently healthy 0-30-year-old males was investigated by neutron activation analysis with high-resolution spectrometry of short-lived radionuclides and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry. Mean values (M ± standard error of the mean) ...
Spillane Jennifer - - 2013
Introduction: Skeletal muscle channelopathies are rare disorders of muscle membrane excitability. Their episodic nature may result in diagnostic difficulty and delays in diagnosis. Advances in diagnostic clinical electrophysiology combined with DNA-based diagnosis have improved diagnostic accuracy and efficiency. Ascribing pathogenic status to identified genetic variants in muscle channel genes may ...
Lester Roy P - - 2013
Allyl amides were synthesised from the reaction of allyl alcohols and halogenated nitriles using a platinum multifaceted catalysis approach in which both the nucleophilic addition and subsequent [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement steps of the process were catalysed by the same complex. Additionally, (1)H/(13)C{(1)H} NMR and GC studies provided the first insights into ...
Yergeau Etienne E - - 2013
The goal of phytoremediation is to use plants to immobilize, extract or degrade organic and inorganic pollutants. In the case of organic contaminants, plants essentially act indirectly through the stimulation of rhizosphere microorganisms. A detailed understanding of the effect plants have on the activities of rhizosphere microorganisms could help optimize ...
Galvan A - - 2013
Selective breeding for the acute inflammatory response (AIR) generated two mouse lines characterized by maximum (AIRmax) and minimum (AIRmin) responses, explained by the additive effect of alleles differentially fixed in quantitative trait loci (QTLs). These mice also differ in their susceptibility to lung tumorigenesis, raising the possibility that the same ...
Ozseker Koray - - 2013
In this study, the natural and anthropogenic copper (Cu) pollution in coastal sediments near the city Trabzon which exhibits an increasing population and industrial activity in the Southeastern Black Sea Region, were investigated spatially and temporally. The sediment along the coast of Trabzon is influenced by three rivers called Degirmendere, ...
Rallan M - - 2013
To determine the effect of three remineralising agents on human primary anterior teeth, i.e. CPP-ACP, CPP-ACPF, fluoridated toothpaste and artificial saliva as control. Forty primary maxillary anterior teeth were divided into four groups: Group I: CPP-ACP, Group II: CPP-ACPF and Group III: fluoridated toothpaste as experimental and Group IV: artificial ...
Kim Hee Man - - 2013
Abstract Background. Silent peptic ulcer has been considered to be associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The recent studies have reported no relationship between them. Aim. We attempted to investigate an association between asymptomatic peptic ulcer and NSAID in Korean adults. Methods. The subjects were enrolled from participants visiting Myongji ...
de Faria Marcos Tucunduva - - 2013
Prochilodus lineatus (curimbatá), from the Procholodontidae family, is a Brazilian freshwater fish, which is important commercially, nutritionally and ecologically. It is encountered in the Rio da Prata Bay in Southern South America. Studies on the immune system of this fish are scarce, but the physiological mechanisms of the species are ...
Ogino Hitoshi - - 2013
Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) remains challenging with some difficulties, although it has been a well-established procedure. Its current situation including indications, surgical techniques with perioperative management, early and late outcome, and risk factors for mortality and poor hemodynamic improvement are reviewed. With the recent advancement ...
Yoshida Takamitsu - - 2013
Carthamus Red is a food colorant prepared from the petals of Carthamus tinctorius (Asteraceae) whose major pigment is carthamin. Since an authentic carthamin standard is difficult to obtain commercially for the preparation of calibration curves in HPLC assays, we applied(1)H-NMR spectroscopy to the quantitative determination of carthamin in commercial preparations ...
Thompson Nathaniel C - - 2013
To improve spatial resolution in recordings of intra-cardiac electrograms we characterized the utility of a novel configuration of two recording electrodes arranged perpendicularly to the endocardial surface. We hypothesized that this configuration denoted as orthogonal close unipolar (OCU) would combine advantages of conventional unipolar and contact bipolar (CBP) configurations. Electrical ...
Lorber V - - 2013
Due to their mechanical properties, there has been growing interest in poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK) and its composites as bearing material in total and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. The aim of this study was to analyze the biological activity of wear particles of two different (pitch and PAN) carbon-fiber-reinforced- (CFR-) PEEK varieties in ...
Kanno Toru - - 2013
Here, we used a sheep bioassay to determine the effect of freezing colostrum to prevent the transmission of bovine leukemia virus (BLV) among neonatal calves. Leukocytes were isolated from the colostrum of a BLV-infected Holstein cow, which were then either left untreated (control) or freeze-thawed. A sheep inoculated intraperitoneally with ...
Bakchoul T - - 2013
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a bleeding disorder caused by IgG autoantibodies (AAbs) directed against platelets (PLTs). IgG effector functions depend on their Fc-constant region which undergoes posttranslational glycosylation. We investigated the role of Asn279-linked N-glycan of AAbs in vitro and in vivo. AAbs were purified from ITP patients (n=15) and ...
Ando Takashi - - 2013
Ionic liquids (ILs) composed of tetrabutylphosphonium cations and benzoate anion derivatives with hydrophilic hydroxyl or carboxyl groups introduced onto the ortho-position were found to be less hydrophilic and showed phase separation with water, whereas unmodified benzoate-type IL was freely miscible with water.
He Ling - - 2013
Several stable guanidinium, triazolium, and tetrazolium dinitromethanide salts with high nitrogen content, good detonation properties, and concomitant low impact sensitivities are potential energetic materials.
Yun Hong - - 2013
With improving MR sequence, phase-array coil and image quality, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is becoming a promising method for a comprehensive non-invasive evaluation of coronary artery and myocardial viability. The study aimed to evaluate contrast-enhanced whole-heart coronary MR angiography (CE WH-CMRA) at 3.0-Tesla for the diagnosis of significant stenosis (≥50 %) ...
Hu Chong - - 2013
Signal generation and amplification based on nanomaterials and microfluidic techniques have both attracted considerable attention separately due to the demands for ultrasensitive and high-throughput detection of biomolecules. This article reviews the latest development of signal amplification strategies based on nanoparticles for bioanalysis and their integration and applications in microfluidic systems. ...
Tao Meng-Hua - - 2013
Physical activity both before and after breast cancer diagnosis has been associated with improved survival. However, it is not clear whether this association differs by molecular features of the tumor or by recency of the physical activity to the time of diagnosis. We examined the association of prediagnostic physical activity ...
González-Suárez I - - 2013
Methotrexate (MTX) is considered the main agent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Neurotoxicity is often mild, but severe encephalopathy can develop, especially with intrathecal or intravenous administration. In rare cases, this syndrome has been observed in patients on long-term low-dose oral administration. A 68-year-old male was diagnosed with ...
Pushie M Jake - - 2013
Molybdenum and tungsten are the only second and third-row transition elements with a known function in living organisms. The molybdenum and tungsten enzymes show common structural features, with the metal being bound by a pyranopterin-dithiolene cofactor called molybdopterin. They catalyze a variety of oxygen transferase reactions coupled with two-electron redox ...
Mori Toshitaka - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the distinct pathogenic mechanisms underlying chronic hypertension in pregnancy and preeclampsia in terms of oxidative stress and vascular reactivity. A total of 17 women with uncomplicated pregnancies, 30 women with preeclampsia and 17 women with chronic hypertension were evaluated. We measured serum ...
Tian Yulin - - 2013
An efficient, one-pot synthesis of 4-methylisoquinolines via a cascade Pd-catalyzed Heck reaction, intramolecular cyclization and isomerization has been developed. This reaction has a wide range of substrates with various functional groups, and the corresponding products have been obtained in good yields.
Vermolen F J - - 2013
A mathematical model for the immune system response to bacterial infections is proposed. The formalism is based on modeling the chemokine-determined transmigration of leukocytes from a venule through the venule walls and the subsequent in-tissue migration and engulfment of the pathogens that are responsible for the infection. The model is ...
Hemingway Steve - - 2013
Physical health assessment for people with a serious mental illness (SMI) has been a neglected issue, with all the evidence showing that mental health nurses (MHNs) and associated practitioners need to develop such skills. The University of Huddersfield and South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust collaborated in a Physical Skills ...
Hargrove Levi J LJ Center for Bionic Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA. - - 2013
The clinical application of robotic technology to powered prosthetic knees and ankles is limited by the lack of a robust control strategy. We found that the use of electromyographic (EMG) signals from natively innervated and surgically reinnervated residual thigh muscles in a patient who had undergone knee amputation improved control ...
von Diemen Lisia - - 2013
Recent reports suggest that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) could be a biomarker for relapse, drug craving and withdrawal severity. In particular, elevated BDNF levels among former cocaine users have been associated with higher rates of relapse in 90 d. However, no data are available on BDNF levels at baseline and during ...
Kidd Desmond P - - 2013
This paper presents the clinical features, investigation results and response to treatment of four cases of primary optic neuropathy in Behçet's syndrome, with a comprehensive literature search for all other published cases. A total of 20 cases has been identified; the clinical syndrome is a unilateral or bilateral optic neuropathy ...
Jung Dongju - - 2013
Cholangiocytes, bile duct lining cells, actively adjust the amount of cholesterol and bile acids in bile through expression of enzymes and channels involved in transportation and metabolism of the cholesterol and bile acids. Herein, we report molecular mechanisms regulating bile acid biosynthesis in cholangiocytes. Among the cytochrome p450 (Cyp) enzymes ...
Marty Francisco M - - 2013
The use of available antiviral agents for the prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease is limited by frequent toxic effects and the emergence of resistance. CMX001 has potent in vitro activity against CMV and other double-stranded DNA viruses. We evaluated the safety and anti-CMV activity of CMX001 in patients who had ...
Reinholt S J - - 2013
The use of electrospun nanofibers as functional material in paper-based lateral flow assays (LFAs) was studied. Specific chemical features of the nanofibers were achieved by doping the base polymer, poly(lactic acid) (PLA), with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and polystyrene8K-block-poly(ethylene-ran-butylene)25K-block-polyisoprene10K-Brij76 (K3-Brij76) (KB). The LFAs were assembled such that the sample flowed through ...
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