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Parental genomes segregate into distinct blastomeres during multipolar zygotic divisions leading to mixoploid and chimeric blastocysts

Tine De Coster, Heleen Masset, Olga Tšuiko, Maaike Catteeuw, Yan Zhao, Nicolas Dierckxsens, Ainhoa Larreategui Aparicio, Eftychia Dimitriadou, Sophie Debrock, Karen Peeraer, Marta de Ruijter-Villani, Katrien Smits, Ann Van Soom & Joris Robert Vermeesch
Abstract Background During normal zygotic division, two haploid parental genomes replicate, unite and segregate into two biparental diploid blastomeres. Results Contrary to this fundamental biological tenet, we demonstrate here that parental genomes can segregate to distinct blastomeres during the zygotic division resulting in haploid or uniparental diploid and polyploid cells, a phenomenon coined heterogoneic division. By mapping the genomic landscape of 82 blastomeres from 25 bovine zygotes, we show that multipolar zygotic division is a...

Lost in explanation: internal conflicts in the discourse of ADHD psychoeducation

Myrte J. M. van Langen, Rebeka Szőke, Dominique N. J. Rijkelijkhuizen, Sarah Durston & Branko M. van Hulst
Abstract Background Psychiatric classifications are understood in many different ways. For children with ADHD and their parents, psychoeducation is an important source of information for shaping their understanding. Moreover, psychoeducation is often taken by children and parents to represent how their story is understood by the therapist. As a result, the way psychoeducation is formulated may affect the therapeutic alliance, one of the most robust mediators of treatment outcome. In addition, psychoeducation may indirectly influence...

Real-world comparison of the effects of etanercept and adalimumab on well-being in non-systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a propensity score matched cohort study

Joeri W. van Straalen, Sytze de Roock, Gabriella Giancane, Alessandro Consolaro, Marite Rygg, Ellen B. Nordal, Nadina Rubio-Pérez, Marija Jelusic, Jaime De Inocencio, Jelena Vojinovic, Nico M. Wulffraat, Patricia C. J. Bruijning-Verhagen, Nicolino Ruperto & Joost F. Swart
Abstract Background Etanercept (ETN) and adalimumab (ADA) are considered equally effective biologicals in the treatment of arthritis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) but no studies have compared their impact on patient-reported well-being. The objective of this study was to determine whether ETN and ADA have a differential effect on patient-reported well-being in non-systemic JIA using real-world data. Methods Biological-naive patients without a history of uveitis were selected from the international Pharmachild registry. Patients starting ETN...

Impact of medicine shortages on patients - a framework and application in the Netherlands

Doerine J. Postma, Peter A. G. M. De Smet, Kim Notenboom, Hubert G. M. Leufkens & Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse
Abstract Background Medicine shortages are often described in plain numbers, suggesting all shortages have a uniform impact. However, some shortages have a direct and serious effect on patients and need a prompt reaction from stakeholders. This study aims to create a broad framework to assess the impact of a shortage. Method We identified high impact shortages and selected exemplary shortages which we considered our learning cases. From five learning cases, we identified elements that had...

Safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of gremubamab (MEDI3902), an anti-Pseudomonas aeruginosa bispecific human monoclonal antibody, in P. aeruginosa-colonised, mechanically ventilated intensive care unit patients: a randomised controlled trial

Jean Chastre, Bruno François, Marc Bourgeois, Apostolos Komnos, Ricard Ferrer, Galia Rahav, Nicolas De Schryver, Alain Lepape, Iftihar Koksal, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Miguel Sánchez-García, Antoni Torres, Philippe Eggimann, Despoina Koulenti, Thomas L. Holland, Omar Ali, Kathryn Shoemaker, Pin Ren, Julien Sauser, Alexey Ruzin, David E. Tabor, Ahmad Akhgar, Yuling Wu, Yu Jiang, Antonio DiGiandomenico … & Hasan S. Jafri
Abstract Background Ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) in hospitalised patients is associated with high mortality. The effectiveness of the bivalent, bispecific mAb MEDI3902 (gremubamab) in preventing PA nosocomial pneumonia was assessed in PA-colonised mechanically ventilated subjects. Methods EVADE (NCT02696902) was a phase 2, randomised, parallel-group, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in Europe, Turkey, Israel, and the USA. Subjects ≥ 18 years old, mechanically ventilated, tracheally colonised with PA, and without new-onset pneumonia, were randomised (1:1:1)...

Structural tissue damage and 24-month progression of semi-quantitative MRI biomarkers of knee osteoarthritis in the IMI-APPROACH cohort

Frank W. Roemer, Mylène Jansen, Anne C. A. Marijnissen, Ali Guermazi, Rafael Heiss, Susanne Maschek, Agnes Lalande, Francisco J. Blanco, Francis Berenbaum, Lotte A. van de Stadt, Margreet Kloppenburg, Ida K. Haugen, Christoph H. Ladel, Jaume Bacardit, Anna Wisser, Felix Eckstein, Floris P. J. G. Lafeber, Harrie H. Weinans & Wolfgang Wirth
Abstract Background The IMI-APPROACH cohort is an exploratory, 5-centre, 2-year prospective follow-up study of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Aim was to describe baseline multi-tissue semiquantitative MRI evaluation of index knees and to describe change for different MRI features based on number of subregion-approaches and change in maximum grades over a 24-month period. Methods MRIs were acquired using 1.5 T or 3 T MRI systems and assessed using the semi-quantitative MRI OA Knee Scoring (MOAKS) system. MRIs...

Structural tissue damage and 24-month progression of semi-quantitative MRI biomarkers of knee osteoarthritis in the IMI-APPROACH cohort

Frank W. Roemer, Mylène Jansen, Anne C. A. Marijnissen, Ali Guermazi, Rafael Heiss, Susanne Maschek, Agnes Lalande, Francisco J. Blanco, Francis Berenbaum, Lotte A. van de Stadt, Margreet Kloppenburg, Ida K. Haugen, Christoph H. Ladel, Jaume Bacardit, Anna Wisser, Felix Eckstein, Floris P. J. G. Lafeber, Harrie H. Weinans & Wolfgang Wirth
Abstract Background The IMI-APPROACH cohort is an exploratory, 5-centre, 2-year prospective follow-up study of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Aim was to describe baseline multi-tissue semiquantitative MRI evaluation of index knees and to describe change for different MRI features based on number of subregion-approaches and change in maximum grades over a 24-month period. Methods MRIs were acquired using 1.5 T or 3 T MRI systems and assessed using the semi-quantitative MRI OA Knee Scoring (MOAKS) system. MRIs...

Validation of the slaughterhouse porcine heart model for ex-situ heart perfusion studies

Selma E Kaffka genaamd Dengler, Mudit Mishra, Sjoerd van Tuijl, Saskia CA de Jager, Joost PG Sluijter, Pieter A Doevendans & Niels P van der Kaaij
IntroductionTo validate slaughterhouse hearts for ex-situ heart perfusion studies, we compared cold oxygenated machine perfusion in less expensive porcine slaughterhouse hearts (N = 7) to porcine hearts that are harvested following the golden standard in laboratory animals (N = 6).MethodsAll hearts received modified St Thomas 2 crystalloid cardioplegia prior to 4 hours of cold oxygenated machine perfusion. Hearts were perfused with homemade modified Steen heart solution with a perfusion pressure of 20–25 mmHg to achieve...

Translation and validation of the Dutch Spine Oncology Study Group Outcomes Questionnaire (SOSGOQ2.0) to evaluate health-related quality of life in patients with symptomatic spinal metastases

Roxanne Gal, Joanne M van der Velden, Daimy C Bach, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, Ruth E Geuze, Joost PHJ Rutges, Helena M Verkooijen & Anne L Versteeg
Abstract Background The primary goal of palliative treatment of spinal metastases is to maintain or improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL). We translated and validated a Dutch version of The Spine Oncology Study Group Outcome Questionnaire (SOSGOQ2.0), a valid and reliable 20-item questionnaire to evaluate HRQOL in patients with spinal metastases. Methods After cross-cultural translation and adaptation, the questionnaire was pre-tested in fifteen patients referred for spine surgery and/or radiotherapy. This resulted in a final...

Nitrogen, manganese, iron, and carbon resource acquisition are potential functions of the wild rice Oryza rufipogon core rhizomicrobiome

Jingjing Chang, Lei Tian, Marcio F.A. Leite, Yu Sun, Shaohua Shi, Shangqi Xu, Jilin Wang, Hongping Chen, Dazhou Chen, Jianfeng Zhang, Chunjie Tian & Eiko E. Kuramae
Abstract Background The assembly of the rhizomicrobiome, i.e., the microbiome in the soil adhering to the root, is influenced by soil conditions. Here, we investigated the core rhizomicrobiome of a wild plant species transplanted to an identical soil type with small differences in chemical factors and the impact of these soil chemistry differences on the core microbiome after long-term cultivation. We sampled three natural reserve populations of wild rice (i.e., in situ) and three populations...

Real-world comparison of the effects of etanercept and adalimumab on well-being in non-systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a propensity score matched cohort study

Joeri W. van Straalen, Sytze de Roock, Gabriella Giancane, Alessandro Consolaro, Marite Rygg, Ellen B. Nordal, Nadina Rubio-Pérez, Marija Jelusic, Jaime De Inocencio, Jelena Vojinovic, Nico M. Wulffraat, Patricia C. J. Bruijning-Verhagen, Nicolino Ruperto & Joost F. Swart
Abstract Background Etanercept (ETN) and adalimumab (ADA) are considered equally effective biologicals in the treatment of arthritis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) but no studies have compared their impact on patient-reported well-being. The objective of this study was to determine whether ETN and ADA have a differential effect on patient-reported well-being in non-systemic JIA using real-world data. Methods Biological-naive patients without a history of uveitis were selected from the international Pharmachild registry. Patients starting ETN...

Supplementary material from \"Environmental control of social goals: using Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer to test cue-based pro-self and pro-social outcome responses\"

Kaiyang Qin, Hans Marien, Ruud Custers & Henk Aarts
A large amount of literature demonstrates that social behaviour can be triggered by environmental cues. A long-standing debate involves the question of whether such stimuli trigger behaviour directly (i.e. habits) or whether these effects mediate goals. As studies on automatic goal pursuit typically use real-world cues that are already associated with the behaviour and potentially the goal, it is impossible to make strong claims about the nature of the effects. In the present paper, we...

Supplementary material from \"Environmental control of social goals: using Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer to test cue-based pro-self and pro-social outcome responses\"

Kaiyang Qin, Hans Marien, Ruud Custers & Henk Aarts
A large amount of literature demonstrates that social behaviour can be triggered by environmental cues. A long-standing debate involves the question of whether such stimuli trigger behaviour directly (i.e. habits) or whether these effects mediate goals. As studies on automatic goal pursuit typically use real-world cues that are already associated with the behaviour and potentially the goal, it is impossible to make strong claims about the nature of the effects. In the present paper, we...

Identification of Immune Infiltration and Effective Immune Biomarkers in Acute Lung Injury by Bioinformatics Analysis

Dandan Ling, Xiang Zhang, Jiamin Wu, Qianyun Xu, Zhiyong He & Jun Zhang
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a serious complication in clinical settings. This study aimed to elucidate the immune molecular mechanisms underlying ALI by bioinformatics analysis. Human ALI and six ALI mouse model datasets were collected. Immune cell infiltration between the ALI samples and non-ALI controls was estimated using the ssGSEA algorithm. Least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) regression analysis and Wilcoxon test were performed to obtain the significantly different immune cell infiltration types. Immune...

Identification of Immune Infiltration and Effective Immune Biomarkers in Acute Lung Injury by Bioinformatics Analysis

Dandan Ling, Xiang Zhang, Jiamin Wu, Qianyun Xu, Zhiyong He & Jun Zhang
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a serious complication in clinical settings. This study aimed to elucidate the immune molecular mechanisms underlying ALI by bioinformatics analysis. Human ALI and six ALI mouse model datasets were collected. Immune cell infiltration between the ALI samples and non-ALI controls was estimated using the ssGSEA algorithm. Least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) regression analysis and Wilcoxon test were performed to obtain the significantly different immune cell infiltration types. Immune...

The reimbursement for expensive medicines: stakeholder perspectives on the SMA medicine nusinersen and the Dutch Coverage Lock policy

Féline E. V. Scheijmans, Margot L. Zomers, Sina Fadaei, Marthe R. Onrust, Rieke van der Graaf, Johannes J. M. van Delden, W. Ludo van der Pol & Ghislaine J. M. W. van Thiel
Abstract Background The reimbursement for expensive medicines poses a growing challenge to healthcare worldwide. In order to increase its control over the costs of medicines, the Dutch government introduced the Coverage Lock (CL) policy in 2015. The CL postpones decisions regarding reimbursement of expensive medicines until detailed advice on i.e., cost-effectiveness has been given. The CL has been in place for six years, has raised many questions and concerns, but currently, no evaluation is known...

Snacking for a reason: detangling effects of socio-economic position and stress on snacking behaviour

Marleen Gillebaart, Caroline Schlinkert, Maartje P. Poelman, Jeroen S. Benjamins & Denise T.D. De Ridder
Abstract Background As snacking can be considered a cornerstone of an unhealthy diet, investigating psychological drivers of snacking behaviour is urgent, and therefore the purpose of this study. Socio-economic position (SEP) and stress are known to affect many behaviours and outcomes, and were therefore focal points in the study. Methods In a cross-sectional survey study, we examined whether Socio-economic position (SEP) would amplify associations between heightened stress levels and self-reported negative-affect related reasons for snacking....

How Streptococcus suis escapes antibiotic treatments

Cristina Uruén, Carla García, Lorenzo Fraile, Jan Tommassen & Jesús Arenas
Abstract Streptococcus suis is a zoonotic agent that causes sepsis and meningitis in pigs and humans. S. suis infections are responsible for large economic losses in pig production. The lack of effective vaccines to prevent the disease has promoted the extensive use of antibiotics worldwide. This has been followed by the emergence of resistance against different classes of antibiotics. The rates of resistance to tetracyclines, lincosamides, and macrolides are extremely high, and resistance has spread...

Chemotherapy induces ACE2 expression in breast cancer via the ROS-AKT-HIF-1α signaling pathway: a potential prognostic marker for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy

Xiaoyan Zuo, Sixin Ren, He Zhang, Jianfei Tian, Ruinan Tian, Baoai Han, Hui Liu, Qian Dong, Zhiyong Wang, Yanfen Cui, Ruifang Niu & Fei Zhang
Abstract Background Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is a key enzyme of the renin-angiotensin system and a well-known functional receptor for the entry of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) into host cells. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought ACE2 into the spotlight, and ACE2 expression in tumors and its relationship with SARS-COV-2 infection and prognosis of cancer patients have received extensive attention. However, the association between ACE2 expression and tumor therapy and prognosis, especially in...

Effectiveness and Safety of DOACs in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation: Results from the China Atrial Fibrillation (China-AF) Registry

Zhimin Dong, Xiaoxia Hou, Xin Du, Liu He, Jianzeng Dong & Changsheng Ma
BackgroundDirect oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have increasingly become an alternative to warfarin in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Nonetheless, data on the effectiveness and safety of DOACs in periprocedural of catheter ablation (CA) in real-world practice was relatively rare.Methods and Results3385 AF patients underwent initial CA and never used oral anticoagulant before enrollment between April 2013 and December 2018 were involved from China Atrial Fibrillation (China-AF) Registry. Warfarin, rivaroxaban and dabigatran were used in 1896 (56.0%), 718...

Effectiveness and Safety of DOACs in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation: Results from the China Atrial Fibrillation (China-AF) Registry

Zhimin Dong, Xiaoxia Hou, Xin Du, Liu He, Jianzeng Dong & Changsheng Ma
BackgroundDirect oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have increasingly become an alternative to warfarin in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Nonetheless, data on the effectiveness and safety of DOACs in periprocedural of catheter ablation (CA) in real-world practice was relatively rare.Methods and Results3385 AF patients underwent initial CA and never used oral anticoagulant before enrollment between April 2013 and December 2018 were involved from China Atrial Fibrillation (China-AF) Registry. Warfarin, rivaroxaban and dabigatran were used in 1896 (56.0%), 718...

The Role of the Kynurenine Pathway in the (Patho) physiology of Maternal Pregnancy and Fetal Outcomes: A Systematic Review

Sofie KM van Zundert, Michelle Broekhuizen, Ashley JP Smit, Lenie van Rossem, Mina Mirzaian, Sten P Willemsen, AH Jan Danser, Yolanda B De Rijke, Irwin KM Reiss, Daphne Merkus & Régine PM Steegers-Theunissen
Introduction:Tryptophan is the precursor of kynurenine pathway (KP) metabolites which regulate immune tolerance, energy metabolism, and vascular tone. Since these processes are important during pregnancy, changes in KP metabolite concentrations may play a role in the pathophysiology of pregnancy complications. We hypothesize that KP metabolites can serve as novel biomarkers and preventive therapeutic targets. This review aimed to provide more insight into associations between KP metabolite concentrations in maternal and fetal blood, and in the...

Spectral splitting of the lasing emission of nitrogen ions pumped by 800 nm femtosecond laser pulses

Qi Lu, Xiang Zhang, Santiago Lopez, Haicheng Mei, Liang Xu, Qingqing Liang, Aurelien Houard, Vladimir Tikhonchuk, Andre Mysyrowicz & Eduardo Oliva
We report on a spectral splitting effect of the cavity-less lasing emission of nitrogen ions at 391.4 nm pumped by the 800 nm femtosecond laser pulses. It was found that with the increase of the nitrogen gas pressure and pump pulse energy, both R and P branches experience spectral splitting. With an external injected seeding pulse, similar split spectral line is observed for the amplified emission. In contrast, for the fluorescence radiation, no such spectral...

Validation of the slaughterhouse porcine heart model for ex-situ heart perfusion studies

Selma E Kaffka genaamd Dengler, Mudit Mishra, Sjoerd van Tuijl, Saskia CA de Jager, Joost PG Sluijter, Pieter A Doevendans & Niels P van der Kaaij
IntroductionTo validate slaughterhouse hearts for ex-situ heart perfusion studies, we compared cold oxygenated machine perfusion in less expensive porcine slaughterhouse hearts (N = 7) to porcine hearts that are harvested following the golden standard in laboratory animals (N = 6).MethodsAll hearts received modified St Thomas 2 crystalloid cardioplegia prior to 4 hours of cold oxygenated machine perfusion. Hearts were perfused with homemade modified Steen heart solution with a perfusion pressure of 20–25 mmHg to achieve...

MRPS36 provides a structural link in the eukaryotic 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase complex

Johannes Hevler, P. (Pascal) Albanese, Alfredo Cabrera-Orefice, Alisa Potter, Andris Jankevics, Jelena Misic, Richard A. Scheltema, Ulrich Brandt, Susanne Arnold & Albert J.R. Heck
The tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, is the central pathway of energy production in eukaryotic cells and plays a key part in aerobic respiration throughout all kingdoms of life. One of the pivotal enzymes in this cycle is 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (OGDHC), which generates NADH by oxidative decarboxylation of 2-oxoglutarate to succinyl-CoA. OGDHC is a megadalton protein complex originally thought to be assembled just from three catalytically active subunits (E1o, E2o, E3). In fungi and animals,...

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