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The mitochondrial genome of Chthamalus malayensis (Sessilia: Chthamalidae) and its molecular phylogeny within Cirripedia

Sheng Mao, Tian Ge, Yuefeng Cai, Nanjing Ji, Xue Kong & Xin Shen
Cirripedia is a lower crustacean that has an invaluable place in several aspects of intertidal ecology and anti-fouling research. In this study, we present the first mitochondrial genome of Chthamalus malayensis. The complete mitochondrial genome of C. malayensis is a circular molecule of 15,230 bp. In comparison to the pancrustacean ground pattern, the mitochondrial genome of C. malayensis has a deletion of the trnC gene. Phylogenetic analysis based on mitochondrial protein-coding genes showed that C....

Data from: Clinical presentation and management of SMART syndrome

Sebastian F. Winter, Joshua P. Klein, Eugene J. Vaios, Philipp Karschnia, Eudocia Q. Lee, Helen A. Shih, Franziska Loebel & Jorg Dietrich
Stroke-like migraine attacks after radiation therapy (SMART) syndrome represents a rare but serious condition manifesting years after cranial radiation therapy (RT). Characterized by migraine-type headaches, stroke-like deficits and/or seizures and MR imaging abnormalities, including cortical gyriform enhancement in irradiated brain regions, SMART remains diagnostically and therapeutically challenging. Distinction from tumor progression is difficult and treatment options are limited. Although frequently reversible, SMART episodes can recur and effectuate persistent neurologic and/or imaging sequelae.

Stress levels among an international sample of pregnant and postpartum women during the COVID-19 pandemic

Diego F. Wyszynski, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Vanessa Gordon-Dseagu, Noemi Ramiro & Karestan C. Koenen
Stress is a complex condition that can have a profound effect on an individual’s sense of wellbeing and their ability to live a happy and healthy life. COVID-19 and its associated stressors have the potential to disrupt numerous facets of our everyday lives. Pregnant and postpartum women are especially vulnerable to changes in the availability of routine health and social care services and of their support networks. The current study sought to explore stress levels...

Stress levels among an international sample of pregnant and postpartum women during the COVID-19 pandemic

Diego F. Wyszynski, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Vanessa Gordon-Dseagu, Noemi Ramiro & Karestan C. Koenen
Stress is a complex condition that can have a profound effect on an individual’s sense of wellbeing and their ability to live a happy and healthy life. COVID-19 and its associated stressors have the potential to disrupt numerous facets of our everyday lives. Pregnant and postpartum women are especially vulnerable to changes in the availability of routine health and social care services and of their support networks. The current study sought to explore stress levels...

The mitochondrial genome of Chthamalus malayensis (Sessilia: Chthamalidae) and its molecular phylogeny within Cirripedia

Sheng Mao, Tian Ge, Yuefeng Cai, Nanjing Ji, Xue Kong & Xin Shen
Cirripedia is a lower crustacean that has an invaluable place in several aspects of intertidal ecology and anti-fouling research. In this study, we present the first mitochondrial genome of Chthamalus malayensis. The complete mitochondrial genome of C. malayensis is a circular molecule of 15,230 bp. In comparison to the pancrustacean ground pattern, the mitochondrial genome of C. malayensis has a deletion of the trnC gene. Phylogenetic analysis based on mitochondrial protein-coding genes showed that C....

Figure e-1.- Effect of APOE alleles on cognitive domain-specific composite measures.

Alberto Serrano-Pozo, Jing Qian, Rebecca Betensky & Bradley Hyman
Supplemental Figure of our original article "Association of APOE Genotype with Heterogeneity of Cognitive Decline Rate in Alzheimer's Disease" published in Neurology showing model 1-based trajectories of cognitive domain-specific composite measures by APOE genotype, as well as the difference of the APOEe2 and APOEe4 groups with respect to the APOEe3/e3 reference group.

Current status and future strategies for mentoring women in neurology

Christa San Luis Nobleza, Amtul Farheen, Ilena George, Divya Singhal, Regina Troxell, Jyoti Pillai, Logan Schneider, Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, Jennifer Graves & Stefano Sandrone
The American Academy of Neurology's (AAN) 2017 Gender Disparity Report identified improving mentorship as a key intervention to fill the leadership and pay gaps for women in neurology. Here we summarize the literature on mentoring women, provide an outline of ideal components of programs geared toward closing gender gaps, and present a mentoring program for AAN members. The strategies discussed share similarities with those for closing gaps related to race, ethnicity and religion. Developing effective...

Identification of the first Japanese family with PDX1-MODY (MODY4): a novel PDX1 frameshift mutation, clinical characteristics, and implications

Satoshi Yoshiji, Yukio Horikawa, Sodai Kubota, Mayumi Enya, Yorihiro Iwasaki, Yamato Keidai, Megumi Aizawa-Abe, Kanako Iwasaki, Sachiko Honjo, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Daisuke Yabe & Akihiro Hamasaki
Context The PDX1 encodes pancreatic and duodenal homeobox, a critical transcription factor for pancreatic β-cell differentiation and maintenance of mature β-cells. Heterozygous loss-of-function mutations cause PDX1-MODY (MODY4). Case description The patient is an 18-year-old lean man who developed diabetes at 16 years of age. Given his early-onset age and leanness, we performed genetic testing. Targeted-next generation sequencing and subsequent Sanger sequencing detected a novel heterozygous frameshift mutation (NM_00209.4:c.218delT. NP_000200.1: p.Leu73Profs*50) in the PDX1 transactivation domain...

SnRNA sequencing defines signaling by RBC-derived extracellular vesicles in the murine heart

Nedyalka Valkov, Avash Das, Guoping Li & Saumya Das
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) mediate intercellular signaling by transferring their cargo to recipient cells, but the functional consequences of signaling are not fully appreciated. Red blood cell (RBC)-derived EVs are abundant in circulation and have been implicated in regulating immune responses. Here, we use a transgenic mouse model for fluorescence-based mapping of RBC-EV recipient cells to assess the role of this intercellular signaling mechanism in heart disease. Using fluorescent-based mapping, we detected an increase in RBC-EV-targeted...

Skeletal Muscle and Peripheral Nerve Histopathology in COVID-19

Joome Suh, Shibani Mukerji, Sarah Collens, Robert Padera, Geraldine Pinkus, Anthony Amato & Isaac Solomon
To explore the spectrum of skeletal muscle and nerve pathology of patients who died following SARS-CoV-2 infection and assess for direct viral invasion of these tissues. Psoas muscle and femoral nerve were sampled from 35 consecutive autopsies of patients who died following SARS-CoV-2 infection and 10 SARS-CoV-2-negative controls were examined under light microscopy. Clinical and laboratory data were obtained by chart review. In SARS-CoV-2-positive patients, mean age at death was 67.8 years (range 43-90 years)...

Sporadic pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1B in monozygotic twins: insights into the pathogenesis of methylation defects

Yamato Keidai, Yorihiro Iwasaki, Kanako Iwasaki, Sachiko Honjo, Murat Bastepe & Akihiro Hamasaki
Context: Sporadic pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1B (sporPHP1B) is an imprinting disease without a defined genetic cause, characterized by broad methylation changes in differentially methylated regions (DMRs) of the GNAS gene. Objective: This work aims to provide insights into the causative event leading to the GNAS methylation defects through comprehensive molecular genetic analyses of a pair of female monozygotic twins concordant for sporPHP1B who were conceived naturally i.e., without assisted reproductive techniques. Methods: Using the leukocyte genome...

Agreement rate data set for GENETEX manuscript

David Miller & Sophia Shalhout
Objectives: Clinico-Genomic Data (CGD) acquired through routine clinical practice has the potential to improve our understanding of clinical oncology. However, these data often reside in heterogeneous and semi-structured data, resulting in prolonged time-to-analyses. Materials and Methods: We created GENETEX: an R package and Shiny application for text mining genomic reports from EHR and direct import into REDCap®. Results: GENETEX facilitates the abstraction of CGD from EHR and streamlines capture of structured data into REDCap®. Its...

Enhancing U.S. Surveillance of Laboratory Confirmed SARS-CoV-2, Influenza, and other Respiratory Viruses through a Network of Emergency Departments

Jeffrey Kline
This emergency department (ED) surveillance network comprises 24 nodes represented by site investigators at hospital systems in 21 states and the District of Columbia. This work is funded by a contract from the Centers for Disease Control with Wayne State as the prime. The goal of the network is to identify patients who present with acute respiratory illness (e.g. cough or fever). The network report demographic data, vaccination status as identified in the medical record,...

Folic acid-modified ROS-responsive nanoparticles encapsulating luteolin for targeted breast cancer treatment

Yu Wang, Qianmei Wang, Wei Feng, Qian Yuan, Xiaowei Qi, Sheng Chen, Pu Yao, Qing Dai, Peiyuan Xia, Dinglin Zhang & Fengjun Sun
Luteolin (Lut) is a natural flavonoid polyphenolic compound with multiple pharmacological activities, such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects. However, the poor aqueous solubility and low bioactivity of Lut restrict its clinical translation. Herein, we developed a reactive oxygen species (ROS)-responsive nanoplatforms to improve the bioactivity of Lut. Folic acid (FA) was employed to decorate the nanoparticles (NPs) to enhance its targeting ability. The size of Lut-loaded ROS-responsive nanoparticles (Lut/Oxi-αCD NPs) and FA-modified Lut/Oxi-αCD NPs...

Long non-coding RNA PCAT1 drives clear cell renal cell carcinoma by upregulating YAP via sponging miR-656 and miR-539

Rui Wang, Bin Zheng, Hongyan Liu & Xiuxian Wan
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the most common RCC subtype with high metastasis, poor prognosis and conventional chemotherapy resistance. Prostate cancer associated transcript 1 (PCAT1) is an important lncRNA that was reported to be involved in cell proliferation, migration and invasion of several types of cancer cells. However, its role in ccRCC is still undetermined. This study found that PCAT1 levels were elevated in ccRCC tumors as well as several ccRCC cells, and...

Data from: Activation of autophagy during normothermic machine perfusion of discarded livers is associated with improved hepatocellular function

Anders Ohman, Siavash Raigani, John Santiago, Megan Heaney, Joan Boylan, Nicola Parry, Cailah Carroll, Sofia Baptista, Korkut Uygun, Phillip Gruppuso, Jennifer Sanders & Heidi Yeh
Liver transplantation is hampered by a severe shortage of donor organs. Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) of donor livers allows dynamic preservation in addition to viability assessment prior to transplantation. Little is known about the injury and repair mechanisms induced during NMP. To investigate these mechanisms, we examined gene and protein expression changes in a cohort of discarded human livers, stratified by hepatocellular function, during NMP. Six human livers acquired through donation after circulatory death (DCD)...

Rare missense functional variants at COL4A1 and COL4A2 in sporadic intracerebral hemorrhage

Jaeyoon Chung, Graham Hamilton, Minsup Kim, Sandro Marini, Bailey Montgomery, Jonathan Henry, Art Cho, Devin Brown, Bradford Worrall, James Meschia, Scott Silliman, Magdy Selim, David Tirschwell, Chelsea Kidwell, Brett Kissela, Steven Greenberg, Anand Viswanathan, Joshua Goldstein, Carl Langefeld, Kristiina Rannikmae, Catherine Sudlow, Neshika Samarasekera, Mark Rodrigues, Rustam Salman, James Prendergast … & Christopher Anderson
Objective To test the genetic contribution of rare missense variants in COL4A1 and COL4A2 in which common variants are genetically associated with sporadic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), we performed rare variant analysis in multiple sequencing data for the risk for sporadic ICH. Methods We performed sequencing across 559Kbp at 13q34 including COL4A1 and COL4A2 among 2,133 individuals (1,055 ICH cases; 1,078 controls) in US-based and 1,492 individuals (192 ICH cases; 1,300 controls) from Scotland-based cohorts, followed...

A Novel Cognition-Based Guidance System to Improve Surgical Safety

Lauren Kennedy-Metz
Medical errors causing preventable adverse events are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The role of human cognition in contributing to errors in complex healthcare environments is increasingly being recognized. Many studies have demonstrated a direct relationship between cognitive performance metrics and patient outcomes. Notwithstanding, the role of cognition in improving safety has not received enough attention. Cardiac surgical OR is a high-impact area to improve patient safety and save lives. High...

Folic acid-modified ROS-responsive nanoparticles encapsulating luteolin for targeted breast cancer treatment

Yu Wang, Qianmei Wang, Wei Feng, Qian Yuan, Xiaowei Qi, Sheng Chen, Pu Yao, Qing Dai, Peiyuan Xia, Dinglin Zhang & Fengjun Sun
Luteolin (Lut) is a natural flavonoid polyphenolic compound with multiple pharmacological activities, such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects. However, the poor aqueous solubility and low bioactivity of Lut restrict its clinical translation. Herein, we developed a reactive oxygen species (ROS)-responsive nanoplatforms to improve the bioactivity of Lut. Folic acid (FA) was employed to decorate the nanoparticles (NPs) to enhance its targeting ability. The size of Lut-loaded ROS-responsive nanoparticles (Lut/Oxi-αCD NPs) and FA-modified Lut/Oxi-αCD NPs...

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  • Massachusetts General Hospital
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  • West China Hospital of Sichuan University
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