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  1. Exigências Ambientais Europeias: Novos Desafios Competitivos para o Complexo Eletrônico Brasileiro

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    Stela Luiza de Mattos Ansanelli

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é avaliar as implicações das exigências ambientais europeias para equipamentos eletroeletrônicos sobre o complexo eletrônico brasileiro. Essas determinações, que tratam da eliminação de substâncias perigosas e da gestão dos resíduos de produtos eletrônicos, têm atingido não só as empresas do setor em nível internacional, mas também o complexo eletrônico brasileiro. A maior parte das empresas do setor no Brasil está se adequando ao requisito que restringe o uso de substâncias perigosas. Os principais efeitos desse processo são o desenvolvimento de inovações tecnológicas e alterações nas relações contratuais entre as empresas do setor. As filiais estrangeiras estão mais avançadas do que as nacionais quanto ao período de ajuste às novas regras e ao desempenho tecnológico alcançado, sinalizando um alinhamento com as estratégias das matrizes. O descumprimento dessas exigências pelas empresas nacionais evita ganhos comerciais e gera indagações quanto às políticas que devem ser adotadas pelo país.The objective of this paper is to evaluate the implications of the european environmental requirements for electronic equipment on brazilian electronic industry sector. These determinations deal with elimination of hazardous substances and management of electronic products waste and have reached not only the electronic sector companies in international level, but brazilian electronic sector as well. Most brazilian companies of the electronic sector are getting complied with the requirement that restricts the use of hazardous substances. The main consequences of this process are technological innovations and changes on contractual relationships among companies. Foreign companies branches are more advanced than local ones in terms of timing of compliance to the new requirements and technological performance, showing an alignment with headquarter strategies. Not being complied with these

  2. O complexo holosericeus de Ommatius Wiedemann no Brasil: nova espécie e primeiro registro do grupo ampliatus para o País e novos registros para o grupo holosericeus (Diptera, Asilidae

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    Rodrigo Vieira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O complexo holosericeus de Ommatius Wiedemann no Brasil: nova espécie e primeiro registro do grupo ampliatus para o país e novos registros para o grupo holosericeus (Diptera, Asilidae. Neste trabalho é descrita uma nova espécie de Ommatius Wiedemann, 1821 para o estado do Amazonas, pertencente ao grupo ampliatus. Além disso, são fornecidos novos registros, variações taxonômicas, ilustrações e descrição das estruturas das terminálias masculina e feminina para as espécies do grupo holosericeus.

  3. Theoretical study of excitonic complexes in semiconductors quantum wells; Estudo teorico de complexos excitonicos em pocos quanticos de semicondutores

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    Dacal, Luis Carlos Ogando

    2001-08-01

    A physical system where indistinguishable particles interact with each other creates the possibility of studying correlation and exchange effect. The simplest system is that one with only two indistinguishable particles. In condensed matter physics, these complexes are represented by charged excitons, donors and acceptors. In quantum wells, the valence band is not parabolic, therefore, the negatively charged excitons and donors are theoretically described in a simpler way. Despite the fact that the stability of charged excitons (trions) is known since the late 50s, the first experimental observation occurred only at the early 90s in quantum well samples, where their binding energies are one order of magnitude larger due to the one dimensional carriers confinement. After this, these complexes became the subject of an intense research because the intrinsic screening of electrical interactions in semiconductor materials allows that magnetic fields that are usual in laboratories have strong effects on the trion binding energy. Another rich possibility is the study of trions as an intermediate state between the neutral exciton and the Fermi edge singularity when the excess of doping carriers is increased. In this thesis, we present a theoretical study of charged excitons and negatively charged donors in GaAs/Al{sub 0.3}Ga{sub 0.7}As quantum wells considering the effects of external electric and magnetic fields. We use a simple, accurate and physically clear method to describe these systems in contrast with the few and complex treatments s available in the literature. Our results show that the QW interface defects have an important role in the trion dynamics. This is in agreement with some experimental works, but it disagrees with other ones. (author)

  4. Structural studies of the oligomeric formation crotoxin and their complexes; Estudos estruturais da formacao oligomerica da crotoxina e seus complexos

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    Morelli, Humberto A.S.; Fernandes, Carlos A.H.; Magro, Angelo J.; Fontes, Marcos R.M.; Fernandez, Roberto M., E-mail: rmorato@ibb.unesp.br [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Biociencias. Dept. de Fisica e Biofisica; Bicev, Renata N.; Oliveira, Cristiano L.P. de [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica. Dept. de Fisica Experimental; Barioni, Marina B.; Ito, Amando S. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Ribeirao Preto, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras. Dept. de Fisica

    2013-08-15

    The crotoxin is a phospholipase A{sub 2} that is the mainly responsible for the neurotoxic effect of the snakes' venom of the species Crotalus durissus, popularly known as rattlesnakes. In the crotoxin there are two subunits: an acidic, non-toxic and devoid of enzymatic action, (called crotoxin A or CA); and a basic, toxic with enzymatic activity (called crotoxin B or CB). The main objective of this work is to study the CA, CB and the complex CA + CB using the Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS), Optical absorption spectrometry and static fluorescence techniques. (author)

  5. A simple method suitable to study de novo root organogenesis

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    Xiaodong eChen

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available De novo root organogenesis is the process in which adventitious roots regenerate from detached or wounded plant tissues or organs. In tissue culture, appropriate types and concentrations of plant hormones in the medium are critical for inducing adventitious roots. However, in natural conditions, regeneration from detached organs is likely to rely on endogenous hormones. To investigate the actions of endogenous hormones and the molecular mechanisms guiding de novo root organogenesis, we developed a simple method to imitate natural conditions for adventitious root formation by culturing Arabidopsis thaliana leaf explants on B5 medium without additive hormones. Here we show that the ability of the leaf explants to regenerate roots depends on the age of the leaf and on certain nutrients in the medium. Based on these observations, we provide examples of how this method can be used in different situations, and how it can be optimized. This simple method could be used to investigate the effects of various physiological and molecular changes on the regeneration of adventitious roots. It is also useful for tracing cell lineage during the regeneration process by differential interference contrast observation of -glucuronidase staining, and by live imaging of proteins labeled with fluorescent tags.

  6. Geologic evolution of the Paraiba do Sul complex, in the central part of the Ribeira belt, based on the geochemistry and U-Pb geochronology studies; Evolucao geologica do complexo Paraiba do Sul, no segmento central da faixa Ribeira, com base em estudos de geoquimica e geocronologia U-Pb

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    Valladares, Claudia Sayao

    1996-12-31

    Aiming the definition of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul evolution, the work presents a geochronological approach by the U-Pb method, considered appropriate to study polideformed terrains. The minerals used to the U-Pb dating (zircon, titanite and monazite) provides information about the ages of rock generation and the successive geological events the rocks were submitted. The U-Pb geochronological approach is pioneer in the investigated area and two questions referent to the Complexo Paraiba do Sul evolution in the central part of the Ribeira belt, were the aim of this approach. The first of them refers to the crystallization epoch and the gneisses metamorphism, interpreted here like orthogneisses, called Unidade Quirino of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul. The second refers to the metamorphism ages and meta sedimentary unit deformation. Looking for the contribution to the Complexo Paraiba do Sul evolution understanding, this work presents the data based on the geologic map of this area, comprising part of the Folha Volta Redonda (1:50.000), including petrographic, structural and microtectonic studies. It also presents and discusses the results of: 17 U-Pb analysis in zircon and titanite of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul orthogneisses collection; 24 geochemical analysis of major, minor, trace elements and ETR of the same collection; an U-Pb analysis in titanite of the Unidade Sao Joao, 5 U-Pb analysis in titanites and/or monazites of granites and granitoids; 12 geochemical analysis including major, minor and trace elements and ETR, in granites and sills of leucogranites. Finally, the data achieved were integrated with the objective to elaborate an evolutive view of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul 157 refs., 54 figs., 17 tabs.

  7. C1 lateral mass screws for posterior segmental stabilization of the upper cervical spine and a new method of three-point rigid fixation of the C1-C2 complex Parafusos na massa lateral de C1 para instrumentação segmentar da coluna cervical alta e um novo método de fixação em três pontos do complexo C1-C2

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    Marcelo D. Vilela

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with C1 lateral mass screws as part of a construct for C1-2 stabilization and report an alternate method of C1-C2 complex three-point fixation. METHOD: All patients that had at least one screw placed in the lateral mass of C1 as part of a construct for stabilization of the C1-C2 complex entered this study. In selected patients who had a higher chance of nonunion an alternate construct was used: transarticular C1-C2 screws combined with C1 lateral mass screws. RESULTS: Twenty-one C1 lateral mass screws were placed in 11 patients. In three patients the alternate construct was used. All patients had a demonstrable solid and stable fusion on follow-up. CONCLUSION: C1 lateral mass screws are safe and provide immediate stability. The use of C1-C2 transarticular screws combined with C1 lateral mass screws is a feasible and also an excellent alternative for a three-point fixation of the C1-C2 complex.OBJETIVO: Descrever nossa experiência com o uso de parafusos na massa lateral de C1 como parte de uma montagem para estabilização do complexo C1-C2 e relatar uma fixação alternativa em três pontos do complexo C1-C2. MÉTODO: Todos os pacientes em que pelo menos um parafuso na massa lateral de C1 foi colocado como parte de uma montagem para estabilização C1-C2 entraram neste estudo. Em certos pacientes com maior chance de não-união, uma montagem alternativa foi usada: parafusos transarticulares C1-C2 associados a parafusos na massa lateral de C1. RESULTADOS: Foram colocados 21 parafusos na massa lateral de C1 em 11 pacientes e em três pacientes foi usada a montagem alternativa. Todos os pacientes evoluíram para uma união sólida e estável. CONCLUSÃO: Parafusos na massa lateral de C1 são seguros e conferem estabilidade imediata. Parafusos na massa lateral de C1 combinados a parafusos transarticulares são exequíveis e também excelente alternativa para fixação rígida em três pontos do complexo C1-C2.

  8. Estudo da estabilidade do complexo ácido fítico e o íon Ni(II Study of stability of phytic acid with Ni(II complex

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    Ligia De Carli

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available A técnica de titulação potenciométrica foi utilizada para verificar as propriedades ácida-base do ácido fítico [1,2,3,4,5,6-hexaquis(dihidrogenofosfato-mio-inositol] e do complexo ácido fítico e Ni(II, em solução aquosa, em temperatura e força iônica constantes. Para avaliar o comportamento térmico e a complexação do ácido fítico com o íon Ni(II foram realizadas análises de Termogravimetria (TG, Termogravimetria Derivada (DTG, Calorimetria Exploratória Diferencial (DSC e estudos de Espectrofotometria de Infravermelho. Foram obtidas oito constantes de protonação da amostra de ácido fítico na forma de sal de dipotássio e sete constantes de estabilidade do complexo ácido fítico e Ni(II. As reações de protonação e de formação ocorrem na faixa de pH de 2,0 a 11,0. Os dados obtidos mostram que o ácido fítico encontra-se totalmente deprotonado em pH 12,0 no qual a espécie ML (um ligante para um íon metálico encontra-se totalmente formada no mesmo valor de pH. Os resultados obtidos por TG e DSC revelaram tanto para o ácido fítico como para o complexo boa estabilidade até a temperatura próxima a 200ºC. Por TG, DTG e DSC conclui-se também que a estequiometria do complexo estudado foi de um mol de ligante para um mol de íon metálico. A Espectrofotometria de Infravermelho comprovou a estabilidade do ácido fítico e a sua interação com o íon Ni(II.The technique of potenciometric titration was used to verify the acid-basic properties of the phytic acid, [1,2,3,4,5,6-hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate-myo-inositol] and the Phytic Acid-Ni(II complex, in aqueous solution, in constant temperature and ionic strength. To evaluate the thermal behavior end complexation of the isolated phytic acid with the Ni(II were performed analyses of thermogravimetry (TG, calorimetric scanning differential (DSC and studies Spectroscopy Infrared (IR. Eight protonation constants of the phytic acid sample as dipotassium salt were

  9. Failure of stop and go in de novo Parkinson's disease-a functional magnetic resonance imaging study

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    Vriend, C.; Gerrits, N.J.H.M.; Berendse, H.W.; Veltman, D.J.; van den Heuvel, O.A.; van der Werf, Y.D.

    2015-01-01

    Behavioral impairments in response inhibition and initiation are common in Parkinson's disease (PD) and are associated with reduced impulse control. No prior study, however, has investigated the functional correlates of response inhibition in de novo PD. Twenty-one de novo PD patients and 37 matched

  10. Failure of stop and go in de novo Parkinson's disease-a functional magnetic resonance imaging study

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    Vriend, Chris; Gerrits, Niels J H M; Berendse, Henk W; Veltman, Dick J; van den Heuvel, Odile A; van der Werf, Ysbrand D

    Behavioral impairments in response inhibition and initiation are common in Parkinson's disease (PD) and are associated with reduced impulse control. No prior study, however, has investigated the functional correlates of response inhibition in de novo PD. Twenty-one de novo PD patients and 37 matched

  11. NovoTTF™-100A System (Tumor Treating Fields) transducer array layout planning for glioblastoma: a NovoTAL™ system user study.

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    Chaudhry, Aafia; Benson, Laura; Varshaver, Michael; Farber, Ori; Weinberg, Uri; Kirson, Eilon; Palti, Yoram

    2015-11-11

    Optune™, previously known as the NovoTTF-100A System™, generates Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), an effective anti-mitotic therapy for glioblastoma. The system delivers intermediate frequency, alternating electric fields to the supratentorial brain. Patient therapy is personalized by configuring transducer array layout placement on the scalp to the tumor site using MRI measurements and the NovoTAL System. Transducer array layout mapping optimizes therapy by maximizing electric field intensity to the tumor site. This study evaluated physician performance in conducting transducer array layout mapping using the NovoTAL System compared with mapping performed by the Novocure in-house clinical team. Fourteen physicians (7 neuro-oncologists, 4 medical oncologists, and 3 neurosurgeons) evaluated five blinded cases of recurrent glioblastoma and performed head size and tumor location measurements using a standard Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine reader. Concordance with Novocure measurement and intra- and inter-rater reliability were assessed using relevant correlation coefficients. The study criterion for success was a concordance correlation coefficient (CCC) >0.80. CCC for each physician versus Novocure on 20 MRI measurements was 0.96 (standard deviation, SD ± 0.03, range 0.90-1.00), indicating very high agreement between the two groups. Intra- and inter-rater reliability correlation coefficients were similarly high: 0.83 (SD ±0.15, range 0.54-1.00) and 0.80 (SD ±0.18, range 0.48-1.00), respectively. This user study demonstrated an excellent level of concordance between prescribing physicians and Novocure in-house clinical teams in performing transducer array layout planning. Intra-rater reliability was very high, indicating reproducible performance. Physicians prescribing TTFields, when trained on the NovoTAL System, can independently perform transducer array layout mapping required for the initiation and maintenance of patients on TTFields

  12. Complexos de Ru (II) com ligantes de interesse biológico: síntese, caracterização e citotoxicidade

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    Melina Andrea Mondelli Fleitas

    2011-01-01

    Foram sintetizados e caracterizados três novos complexos de Ru(II), com formulas [RuCl(dmpm)2NO], [Ru(dmpm)2(dppb)] e [Ru(pic)2(dppb)]., onde dmpm= 4,6-dimetil-2-mercaptopirimidina, dppb= 1,4-bis(difenilfosfina)butano e pic= íon picolinato. Os dados da caracterização desses compostos são condizentes com as formulações propostas e adicionalmente, foram obtidos cristais dos três complexos e suas estruturas cristalinas foram determinadas por difração de raios X e demonstraram que se tratam de es...

  13. Predicting survival of de novo metastatic breast cancer in Asian women: systematic review and validation study.

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    Hui Miao

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: In Asia, up to 25% of breast cancer patients present with distant metastases at diagnosis. Given the heterogeneous survival probabilities of de novo metastatic breast cancer, individual outcome prediction is challenging. The aim of the study is to identify existing prognostic models for patients with de novo metastatic breast cancer and validate them in Asia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a systematic review to identify prediction models for metastatic breast cancer. Models were validated in 642 women with de novo metastatic breast cancer registered between 2000 and 2010 in the Singapore Malaysia Hospital Based Breast Cancer Registry. Survival curves for low, intermediate and high-risk groups according to each prognostic score were compared by log-rank test and discrimination of the models was assessed by concordance statistic (C-statistic. RESULTS: We identified 16 prediction models, seven of which were for patients with brain metastases only. Performance status, estrogen receptor status, metastatic site(s and disease-free interval were the most common predictors. We were able to validate nine prediction models. The capacity of the models to discriminate between poor and good survivors varied from poor to fair with C-statistics ranging from 0.50 (95% CI, 0.48-0.53 to 0.63 (95% CI, 0.60-0.66. CONCLUSION: The discriminatory performance of existing prediction models for de novo metastatic breast cancer in Asia is modest. Development of an Asian-specific prediction model is needed to improve prognostication and guide decision making.

  14. Maternal and fetal outcome in de novo preeclampsia in comparison to superimposed preeclampsia: a two-year observational study.

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    Rezk, Mohamed; Gamal, Awni; Emara, Mahmoud

    2015-05-01

    To assess the maternal and fetal outcome in women with de novo preeclampsia (PE) in comparison to superimposed PE. This was a prospective 2-year observational study carried out at Menoufia University Hospital, Egypt, in which 164 patients out of 6472 pregnant women were diagnosed with PE (78 with de novo PE and 86 with superimposed PE). Enrolled patients were followed to assess the maternal and fetal outcome. There was a significant higher women with liver impairment and delivery by caesarean section in the de novo PE group (p 0.05). There was a significantly higher small for gestational age, prematurity, NICU admission and perinatal mortality in the superimposed PE group (p 0.05). Women with de novo PE have higher risks of liver impairment and delivery by cesarean section. On the other hand, women with superimposed PE have higher risks of poorer fetal outcome.

  15. Estudo das relações dos atores sociais no complexo industrial florestal de Minas Gerais Study of the relationships of social actors in the forest industrial complex of Minas Gerais

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    Rosa Maria Miranda Armond Carvalho

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi conhecer as interações entre os diferentes atores sociais relacionados às empresas do complexo industrial florestal de Minas Gerais. Tendo em vista tratar os dados obtidos, utilizou-se a adaptação da escala Likert como mecanismo de medida, tornando possível aferir o grau de concordância e importância atribuídas pelos entrevistados diante das afirmativas descritas no questionário aplicado. A relação com o governo, sociedade, clientes, fornecedores e concorrentes é considerada importante, sendo a busca por informações prática generalizada. A carga tributária, a má qualidade da rede viária e o apoio insuficiente destacaram-se como obstáculos ao desenvolvimento da atividade produtiva.The objective of this study was to understand the interactions among the different social actors involved in the forest industrial complex companies. To work with the data obtained, an adaptation of the Likert scale as a measurement mechanism was used, allowing checking the degree of agreement and the importance attributed by the interviewees in relation to the statements described in the questionnaire. The relation with the government, society, customers, suppliers and competitors is considered important, with the search for information being a widespread practice. Government taxes, the bad quality of the road system and insufficient support were the major obstacles to the development of the productive activity.

  16. The microaerophilic microbiota of de-novo paediatric inflammatory bowel disease: the BISCUIT study.

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    Richard Hansen

    Full Text Available Children presenting for the first time with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD offer a unique opportunity to study aetiological agents before the confounders of treatment. Microaerophilic bacteria can exploit the ecological niche of the intestinal epithelium; Helicobacter and Campylobacter are previously implicated in IBD pathogenesis. We set out to study these and other microaerophilic bacteria in de-novo paediatric IBD.100 children undergoing colonoscopy were recruited including 44 treatment naïve de-novo IBD patients and 42 with normal colons. Colonic biopsies were subjected to microaerophilic culture with Gram-negative isolates then identified by sequencing. Biopsies were also PCR screened for the specific microaerophilic bacterial groups: Helicobacteraceae, Campylobacteraceae and Sutterella wadsworthensis.129 Gram-negative microaerophilic bacterial isolates were identified from 10 genera. The most frequently cultured was S. wadsworthensis (32 distinct isolates. Unusual Campylobacter were isolated from 8 subjects (including 3 C. concisus, 1 C. curvus, 1 C. lari, 1 C. rectus, 3 C. showae. No Helicobacter were cultured. When comparing IBD vs. normal colon control by PCR the prevalence figures were not significantly different (Helicobacter 11% vs. 12%, p = 1.00; Campylobacter 75% vs. 76%, p = 1.00; S. wadsworthensis 82% vs. 71%, p = 0.312.This study offers a comprehensive overview of the microaerophilic microbiota of the paediatric colon including at IBD onset. Campylobacter appear to be surprisingly common, are not more strongly associated with IBD and can be isolated from around 8% of paediatric colonic biopsies. S. wadsworthensis appears to be a common commensal. Helicobacter species are relatively rare in the paediatric colon.This study is publically registered on the United Kingdom Clinical Research Network Portfolio (9633.

  17. Toxicomania: complexo familiar e figura do pai

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    Jean-Luc Gaspard

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O acompanhamento clínico em centro de atendimento de pais dea d o l e s c e n t e s o u d e j ov e n s a d u l t o s , em g r u p o d e f a l a o uindividualmente, permite que se evidenciem as carências natransmissão da função paterna encontradas na base da patologiado laço familiar. Assim, pode ter início um movimento deelaboração psíquica capaz de sustentar um trabalho de separaçãoreal e fantasmática. A partir do relato do atendimento de umamãe, este texto, valendo-se de uma referência precisa do ensino deLacan sobre a função das drogas, propõe uma reflexão sobre aposição subjetiva na toxicomania. Posição que o autor explicita comoa maneira pela qual cada sujeito se sustenta em sua relação aosaber e a suas determinações, o fato de chegar ou não a se inscreverno laço social e, também, o de consentir ou não à responsabilidadequanto a seu gozo.Palavras-chave: Toxicomania; Atendimento dos pais; Funçãopaterna; Complexo familiar.

  18. Dysplastic vs. Common Naevus-associated vs. De novo Melanomas: An Observational Retrospective Study of 1,021 Patients.

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    Martin-Gorgojo, Alejandro; Requena, Celia; Garcia-Casado, Zaida; Traves, Victor; Kumar, Rajiv; Nagore, Eduardo

    2018-02-13

    The aim of this case-case study was to determine the differences between dysplastic and common naevus-associated melanomas (NAM) and de novo melanomas. A total of 1,021 prospectively collected patients with invasive cutaneous melanoma from an oncology referral centre were included in the study. Of these, 75.51% had de novo melanomas, 12.93% dysplastic NAM, and 11.56% common NAM. Dysplastic NAM, compared with de novo melanomas, were associated with intermittently photo-exposed sites, atypical melanocytic naevi, decreased tumour thickness, and presence of MC1R non-synonymous variants. Common NAM were more frequent on the trunk and of superficial spreading type. Comparison of dysplastic with common NAM showed significant difference only with regard to mitoses. Both subtypes of NAM shared less aggressive traits than de novo melanomas, albeit with no significant differences in survival after multivariate adjustment. In conclusion, NAM present with less aggressive traits, mostly due to a greater awareness among patients of changing moles than due to their intrinsic biological characteristics.

  19. Novas tecnologias e aprendizagem de língua inglesa: potencialidades num ambiente complexo

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    Dulci Marlise Boettcher

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva compreender o fenômeno técnico na sua complexidade,discutindo-o a partir de outras perspectivas que contribuam para uma mais educação que considere as necessidades individuais dos seres humanos, levando em conta a utilização de um Ambiente Virtual de Aprendizagem como ferramenta de trabalho e espaço virtual de convivência. Para tanto, são considerados como princípios norteadores, a teoria da Biologia da Cognição de Humberto Maturana e Francisco Varela, os estudos sobre tecnologia de Pierre Levy, bem como os pressupostos sobre complexidade de Edgar Morin. A Internet, considerando suas características como a recursividade, interação e autonomia, possibilita a construção do aprendizado, e mais especificamente do aprendizado da língua inglesa. Esse ambiente complexo serve, dessa forma, como importante instrumento de potencialização do conhecimento/subjetividade, mostrando resultados importantes na aprendizagem dessa língua, por enfatizar o estar junto virtual e estabelecer novas relações com o saber que oportuniza a construção do conhecimento e de novos cenários mundiais.Abstract This article aims to understand the phenomenon in its technical complexity, discussing it from different perspectives that contribute to the expansion of education, taking into account the use of a Virtual Learning Environment as a tool for working and living in virtual space. Thus, are seen as guiding principles, the theory of biology of cognition of Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela, studies on technology-Pierre Levy, as well as assumptionsabout the complexity of Edgar Morin. The Internet, considering its features such as recursion, interaction and autonomy, allows the construction of learning, and more specifically the learning of English. This complex environment is thus an important tool for enhancement of knowledge / subjectivity, showing significant results in learning that language, to emphasize the virtual being

  20. Intravenous glutamine supplementation enhances renal de novo arginine synthesis in humans: a stable isotope study

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    Buijs, Nikki; Brinkmann, Saskia J. H.; Oosterink, J. Efraim; Luttikhold, Joanna; Schierbeek, Henk; Wisselink, Willem; Beishuizen, Albertus; van Goudoever, Johannes B.; Houdijk, Alexander P. J.; van Leeuwen, Paul A. M.; Vermeulen, Mechteld A. R.

    2014-01-01

    Arginine plays a role in many different pathways in multiple cell types. Consequently, a shortage of arginine, caused by pathologic conditions such as cancer or injury, has the potential to disturb many cellular and organ functions. Glutamine is the ultimate source for de novo synthesis of arginine

  1. Study on Strategic Planning of Road and Bridge Infrastructure Development in City Planning: Taking Porto-novo City of Benin Republic as Example

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    Boko-haya Dossa Didier

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Concern about the townlet infrastructure construction in developing country is one of the crucial part of county town planning and development. By taking the overall planning and design in a case study of Porto-novo city at Republic of Benin, this paper analyzes the characteristics and opportunities of Porto-novo city and puts forward corresponding infrastructure construction strategy. In the end, the paper comes up with specific plan of planning and design under the background of Porto-novo's planning of development strategy.

  2. Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Progression and De Novo Spondylolisthesis in Elderly Chinese Men and Women: A Year-4 Follow-up Study.

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    Wáng, Yì Xiáng J; Deng, Min; Griffith, James F; Kwok, Anthony W L; Leung, Jason Cs; Ahuja, Anil T; Kwok, Timothy; Leung, Ping Chung

    2016-07-01

    Longitudinal follow-up study. This current study aimed to further assess progression, incidence, and risk factors of lumbar spondylolisthesis in these subjects at 4-year follow-up. A survey for osteoporotic fractures in Hong Kong during 2001 to 2003 represented the first large scale prospective population-based study on bone health in elderly (≥65 years) Chinese men and women. A follow-up study was performed at year-4. The lateral lumbar radiographs of 1519 male and 1546 female subjects at year-4 follow-up were analyzed using the Meyerding classification, and compared with the baseline findings. Spondylolisthesis progressed in 13.0%, and de novo spondylolisthesis appeared in 12.4% in men. Spondylolisthesis progressed in 16.5%, and de novo spondylolisthesis appeared in 12.7% in women. In women, higher weight, body mass index, spine and hip bone mineral density (BMD), lower physical activity and lower grip strength were significant factors associated with spondylolisthesis progression, whereas only higher spine BMD was a marginally significant factor associated with spondylolisthesis progression for men. A weak association was noted between spondylolisthesis and lower back pain incidence in women, but not in men. Lumbar spondylolisthesis progression in elderly Chinese at 4-year follow-up was characterized by this study. 3.

  3. NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS E APRENDIZAGEM DE LÍNGUA INGLESA: POTENCIALIDADES NUM AMBIENTE COMPLEXO

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    Dulci Marlise Boettcher

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    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva compreender o fenômeno técnico na sua complexidade, discutindo-o a partir de outras perspectivas que contribuam para uma mais educação que considere as necessidades individuais dos seres humanos, levando em conta a utilização de um Ambiente Virtual de Aprendizagem como ferramenta de trabalho e espaço virtual de convivência. Para tanto, são considerados como princípios norteadores, a teoria da Biologia da Cognição de Humberto Maturana e Francisco Varela, os estudos sobre tecnologia de Pierre Levy, bem como os pressupostos sobre complexidade de Edgar Morin. A Internet, considerando suas características como a recursividade, interação e autonomia, possibilita a construção do aprendizado, e mais especificamente do aprendizado da língua inglesa. Esse ambiente complexo serve, dessa forma, como importante instrumento de potencialização do conhecimento/subjetividade, mostrando resultados importantes na aprendizagem dessa língua, por enfatizar o estar junto virtual e estabelecer novas relações com o saber que oportuniza a construção do conhecimento e de novos cenários mundiais. Palavras-chave: Espaço digital-Construção do Conhecimento-Complexidade-Virtualidade - Língua Inglesa.

  4. Image-guided placement of percutaneous de novo low-profile gastrojejunostomy tubes in the pediatric population: a study of feasibility and efficacy.

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    Gill, Anne E; Gallagher, Nicholas; McElhanon, Barbara O; Painter, Amy R; Gold, Benjamin D; Hawkins, C Matthew

    2018-02-08

    De novo low-profile gastrojejunostomy tubes in pediatric patients offer less external catheter bulk and decreased propensity for dislodgement as children become more mobile. While small cohort studies have evaluated de novo placement of coaxial, adjustable-length, percutaneous gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tubes in children, placement of de novo low-profile GJ tubes in pediatric patients has not been analyzed. This study evaluates technical feasibility, safety and clinical efficacy of percutaneous, retrograde placement of de novo low-profile GJ tubes in infants and children. Following institutional review board approval, all de novo low-profile GJ tube placements in patients were retrospectively reviewed between May 2014 and May 2017. Technical parameters of fluoroscopy time, tube size, T-fasteners and complications were recorded. Clinical data, including age, indication, weight gain and complications, were analyzed. Thirty-four de novo low-profile GJ tubes were placed in 34 patients (median age: 9.4 months, range: 2 months-11.8 years; median pre-procedural weight: 7.5 kg, range: 2.9-31.6 kg). Twenty-one 14-Fr and 13 16-Fr GJ tubes were placed with technical success rate of 100%. Average weight gain 3 months' post procedure was 1.1 kg (range: 0.3-4.8 kg) and average weight percentile for age increase was 9.6% (range: -48.9% to 53.5%). One major complication occurred following balloon inflation within the tract causing pain requiring urgent replacement of the GJ tube. Minor complications occurred in 11 patients (32%): accidental dislodgement (n=9), skin irritation (n=4), tube dysfunction (n=2), leakage (n=2) and tube migration into the esophagus (n=1). Percutaneous, antegrade, image-guided placement of de novo low-profile GJ tubes is technically feasible, safe and clinically efficacious in appropriately selected pediatric patients.

  5. Effects of Upgrade Versus De Novo Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy on Clinical Response and Long-Term Survival: Results from a Multicenter Study.

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    Vamos, Mate; Erath, Julia W; Bari, Zsolt; Vagany, Denes; Linzbach, Sven P; Burmistrava, Tatsiana; Israel, Carsten W; Duray, Gabor Z; Hohnloser, Stefan H

    2017-02-01

    Benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on morbidity and mortality in selected patients are well known. Although the number of upgrade procedures from single- or dual-chamber devices to CRT is increasing, there are only sparse data on the outcomes of upgrade procedures compared with de novo CRT. This study aimed to evaluate clinical response and survival in patients receiving de novo versus upgrade CRT defibrillator therapy. Prospectively collected outcome data were compared in patients undergoing de novo or upgrade CRT defibrillator implantation at 3 implant centers in Germany and Hungary. Clinical response was defined as an improvement by at least one New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class. CRT implantation was performed in 552 consecutive patients of whom 375 underwent a de novo and 177 an upgrade procedure. Upgrade patients were more often implanted for secondary prevention, suffered more often from atrial fibrillation, chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia, and had more often a non-LBBB (left bundle branch block) wide QRS complex, and lower left ventricular ejection fraction. Upgrade procedures were associated with a lower response rate compared to the de novo group (57% versus 69%, P univariate=0.008, P multivariate=0.021). During the follow-up of 37±28 months, survival was worse after upgrade compared with de novo CRT defibrillator implantations (hazard ratio, 1.65; 95% confidence interval, 1.22-2.24; P =0.001) even after careful adjustment for important baseline variables (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.68; 95% confidence interval, 1.20-2.34; P =0.002) and after propensity-score matching (propensity-adjusted hazard ratio, 1.79; 95% confidence interval, 1.08-2.95; P =0.023). Both clinical response and long-term survival were less favorable in patients undergoing CRT upgrade compared to de novo implantations. © 2017 American Heart Association, Inc.

  6. O Complexo de Édipo em Winnicott e Lacan

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    João Paulo Fernandes Barretta

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Após uma breve apresentação do tema do complexo de Édipo em Freud e do ponto de vista diretor a partir do qual ele é tematizado, o artigo mostra que nas teorias psicanalíticas de Lacan e Winnicott esse tema central da teoria freudiana é modificado radicalmente. Por fim, o artigo conclui indicando uma semelhança entre ambas as formulações do conflito edipiano, bem como uma diferença fundamental.

  7. O Complexo de Édipo em Winnicott e Lacan

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    Após uma breve apresentação do tema do complexo de Édipo em Freud e do ponto de vista diretor a partir do qual ele é tematizado, o artigo mostra que nas teorias psicanalíticas de Lacan e Winnicott esse tema central da teoria freudiana é modificado radicalmente. Por fim, o artigo conclui indicando uma semelhança entre ambas as formulações do conflito edipiano, bem como uma diferença fundamental. After a brief presentation of the theme of the Oedipus complex in Freud and the director's point...

  8. Vitaminas do complexo B: uma breve revisão

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    Aline Rubert

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    Full Text Available A maioria das vitaminas do complexo B atua como coenzimas de reações de catabolismo dos macronutrientes, os quais produzem energia para o organismo. Este grupo de vitaminas é essencial em pequenas quantidades para o organismo e devem ser obtidas a partir da alimentação, pois não são sintetizadas pelo organismo. Alimentos de origem vegetal são importantes fonte de vitaminas, sendo fundamental fazer parte da dieta alimentar. A ausência sistemática de vitaminas na dieta resulta, quase sempre, em crescimento e desenvolvimento deficientes e outras perturbações orgânicas, configurando-se um quadro sintomatológico característico de carência. O presente trabalho de revisão tem por objetivo o enfoque em vitaminas do complexo B: tiamina (B1, riboflavina (B2 e ácido fólico (B9, seus benefícios à saúde, bem como os métodos analíticos de quantificação das mesmas em alimentos.

  9. Estudo do mecanismo de ação de novos compostos de ruténio com atividade antitumoral

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    Carvalho, Andreia Catarina Guerreiro Morais de

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    Tese de mestrado, Bioquímica (Bioquímica Médica), Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, 2017 A quimioterapia é um tratamento tradicional do cancro. Sua alta toxicidade, afetando tecidos saudáveis, e a resistência intrínseca a fármacos são obstáculos que precisam de ser superados. Desta forma, a identificação de novos agentes quimioterapêuticos é fundamental para novos progressos no tratamento do cancro. Uma abordagem inclui complexos de ruténio, que foram reconhecidos como uma alt...

  10. De Novo Glutamine Synthesis

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    He, Qiao; Shi, Xinchong; Zhang, Linqi; Yi, Chang; Zhang, Xuezhen

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    Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of de novo glutamine (Gln) synthesis in the proliferation of C6 glioma cells and its detection with 13N-ammonia. Methods: Chronic Gln-deprived C6 glioma (0.06C6) cells were established. The proliferation rates of C6 and 0.06C6 cells were measured under the conditions of Gln deprivation along with or without the addition of ammonia or glutamine synthetase (GS) inhibitor. 13N-ammonia uptake was assessed in C6 cells by gamma counting and in rats with C6 and 0.06C6 xenografts by micro–positron emission tomography (PET) scanning. The expression of GS in C6 cells and xenografts was assessed by Western blotting and immunohistochemistry, respectively. Results: The Gln-deprived C6 cells showed decreased proliferation ability but had a significant increase in GS expression. Furthermore, we found that low concentration of ammonia was sufficient to maintain the proliferation of Gln-deprived C6 cells, and 13N-ammonia uptake in C6 cells showed Gln-dependent decrease, whereas inhibition of GS markedly reduced the proliferation of C6 cells as well as the uptake of 13N-ammoina. Additionally, microPET/computed tomography exhibited that subcutaneous 0.06C6 xenografts had higher 13N-ammonia uptake and GS expression in contrast to C6 xenografts. Conclusion: De novo Gln synthesis through ammonia–glutamate reaction plays an important role in the proliferation of C6 cells. 13N-ammonia can be a potential metabolic PET tracer for Gln-dependent tumors. PMID:27118759

  11. Determinants of complex thinking in management practice in business retailers Fatores determinantes na análise da difusão do pensamento complexo na prática gerencial

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    Aline Grams Land

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    encourage continuous learning. Such competence, in action, contribute to the dissemination of the principles of the complex administration and can assist managers that work in the retail sector in monitoring environmental information, in defining strategies, in the strengthening of interpersonal relationships and learning of the employees of the organization.  We suggest the new studies in order to validate the instrument, because it can guide the organizations’ management, the development of managerial competence, as well as contribute to the dissemination of complex thinking in organizations in general and management practices in particular.O objetivo do artigo é identificar os fatores determinantes na análise da difusão do pensamento complexo na prática gerencial. O quadro teórico envolve a relação entre o pensamento complexo, a administração e o papel do gerente.  O estudo é de natureza descritiva, com abordagem quantitativa. Foi desenvolvida uma escala com os fatores determinantes na difusão do pensamento complexo na prática gerencial e aplicada a uma amostra de 57 gerentes de estabelecimentos comerciais localizados no principal Shopping Center de uma capital do Nordeste brasileiro. O tratamento dos dados ocorreu em duas etapas. Na primeira, procedeu-se a análise fatorial da escala de difusão do pensamento complexo na prática gerencial e na segunda realizou-se a análise dos resultados levando-se em consideração os fatores identificados. A partir da análise fatorial emergiram cinco fatores: capacidade de criar um ambiente adequado, capacidade de estimular a cooperação, capacidade de interagir e fortalecer canais de comunicação, capacidade de promover agregação em torno de um objetivo global e capacidade de incentivar o aprendizado contínuo. Conclui-se que os fatores determinantes da difusão do pensamento complexo na prática gerencial são caracterizados como competências gerenciais, que em ação, contribuem para a difusão dos

  12. De novo radiologic placement of button gastrostomy: a feasibility study in children with cancer

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    Richioud, Bertrand; Beji, Hedi; Kalenderian, Anne-Charlotte; Cuinet, Marie; Pilleul, Frank [Centre Leon Berard, Department of Radiology, Lyon (France); Louazon, Typhaine; Bertrand, Amandine; Roux, Pascale; Marec-Berard, Perrine [Institut d' Hematologie et d' Oncologie Pediatrique, Pediatric Oncology, Lyon (France)

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    Primary placement of percutaneous radiologic button gastrostomy has been successfully performed in adults but research is lacking as to its success in children during cancer treatment. To assess the safety and effectiveness of such treatment at a single center. We conducted a 3-year retrospective feasibility study reporting on placement procedure, feeding plan, acute complications and effectiveness of this technique based on the evolution of the weight and weight-to-height during a period of 3 months. Eleven gastrostomies were performed in 11 children and young adults (3-20 years old) during oncological treatment. No major complications occurred. Two patients experienced minor side effects - local leakage and granulation tissue formation - both easily treated. In all cases, enteral feeding started within 24 h following the button placement. The patients were able to go home within 72 h. After 1 month, 64% (7/11) had gained weight, 18% (2/11) had maintained weight and 9% (1/11) had lost weight. After 3 months, 73% (8/11) had gained weight and 9% (1/11) had lost weight. The procedure and devices were well tolerated and mostly effective in our cohort. (orig.)

  13. De novo radiologic placement of button gastrostomy: a feasibility study in children with cancer

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    Richioud, Bertrand; Beji, Hedi; Kalenderian, Anne-Charlotte; Cuinet, Marie; Pilleul, Frank; Louazon, Typhaine; Bertrand, Amandine; Roux, Pascale; Marec-Berard, Perrine

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    Primary placement of percutaneous radiologic button gastrostomy has been successfully performed in adults but research is lacking as to its success in children during cancer treatment. To assess the safety and effectiveness of such treatment at a single center. We conducted a 3-year retrospective feasibility study reporting on placement procedure, feeding plan, acute complications and effectiveness of this technique based on the evolution of the weight and weight-to-height during a period of 3 months. Eleven gastrostomies were performed in 11 children and young adults (3-20 years old) during oncological treatment. No major complications occurred. Two patients experienced minor side effects - local leakage and granulation tissue formation - both easily treated. In all cases, enteral feeding started within 24 h following the button placement. The patients were able to go home within 72 h. After 1 month, 64% (7/11) had gained weight, 18% (2/11) had maintained weight and 9% (1/11) had lost weight. After 3 months, 73% (8/11) had gained weight and 9% (1/11) had lost weight. The procedure and devices were well tolerated and mostly effective in our cohort. (orig.)

  14. Relationship between apathy and cognitive dysfunctions in de novo untreated Parkinson's disease: a prospective longitudinal study.

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    Santangelo, G; Vitale, C; Trojano, L; Picillo, M; Moccia, M; Pisano, G; Pezzella, D; Cuoco, S; Erro, R; Longo, K; Pellecchia, M T; Amboni, M; De Rosa, A; De Michele, G; Barone, P

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    Apathy may be either a symptom of major depression or a behavioral disturbance occurring in concomitance with depression or alone in Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of the present study was to determine the progression of cognitive impairment in drug-naïve untreated PD patients with or without clinically significant apathy. Sixty-two PD patients with a disease duration Apathy Evaluation Scale (S-AES), a clinical interview based on diagnostic criteria for apathy and a comprehensive neuropsychological battery to assess memory, frontal functions and visuospatial functions. Two years after the first assessment, all patients were re-evaluated on the S-AES, a clinical interview and neuropsychological tests. According to the cut-off value of the S-AES and diagnostic criteria for apathy, eight patients experienced apathy at both baseline and follow-up (A+A+), nine patients had apathy only at follow-up (A-A+), 37 patients never experienced apathy (A-A-) and eight patients showed apathy at the baseline only (A+A-). Cognitive performance significantly declined in all four groups. At both baseline and follow-up A+A+ performed worse than A-A- on visuospatial and frontal tests; A-A+ had lower scores than A-A- on the interference task of the Stroop test (IT-ST). Regression analysis showed that poor performance on the IT-ST at baseline was the only independent predictor of onset of apathy at follow-up. The results indicated a relationship between apathy and dysexecutive syndrome in early PD. Reduced scores on the IT-ST may predict development of apathy in PD patients. © 2014 The Author(s) European Journal of Neurology © 2014 EAN.

  15. Screening for impulse control symptoms in patients with de novo Parkinson disease: a case-control study.

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    Weintraub, Daniel; Papay, Kimberly; Siderowf, Andrew

    2013-01-08

    To determine the frequency and correlates of impulse control and related behavior symptoms in patients with de novo, untreated Parkinson disease (PD) and healthy controls (HCs). The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative is an international, multisite, case-control clinical study conducted at 21 academic movement disorders centers. Participants were recently diagnosed, untreated PD patients (n = 168) and HCs (n = 143). The outcome measures were presence of current impulse control and related behavior symptoms based on recommended cutoff points for the Questionnaire for Impulsive-Compulsive Disorders in Parkinson's Disease (QUIP)-Short Form. There were 311 participants with complete QUIP data. Frequencies of impulse control and related behavior symptoms for patients with PD vs HCs were as follows: gambling (1.2% vs. 0.7%), buying (3.0% vs. 2.1%), sexual behavior (4.2% vs. 3.5%), eating (7.1% vs. 10.5%), punding (4.8% vs. 2.1%), hobbyism (5.4% vs. 11.9%), walkabout (0.6% vs. 0.7%), and any impulse control or related behavior (18.5% vs. 20.3%). In multivariable models, a diagnosis of PD was not associated with symptoms of any impulse control or related behavior (p ≥ 0.10 in all cases). PD itself does not seem to confer an increased risk for development of impulse control or related behavior symptoms, which further reinforces the reported association between PD medications and impulse control disorders in PD. Given that approximately 20% of patients with newly diagnosed PD report some impulse control or related behavior symptoms, long-term follow-up is needed to determine whether such patients are at increased risk for impulse control disorder development once PD medications are initiated.

  16. A case-control collapsing analysis identifies epilepsy genes implicated in trio sequencing studies focused on de novo mutations.

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    Xiaolin Zhu

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    Full Text Available Trio exome sequencing has been successful in identifying genes with de novo mutations (DNMs causing epileptic encephalopathy (EE and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Here, we evaluate how well a case-control collapsing analysis recovers genes causing dominant forms of EE originally implicated by DNM analysis. We performed a genome-wide search for an enrichment of "qualifying variants" in protein-coding genes in 488 unrelated cases compared to 12,151 unrelated controls. These "qualifying variants" were selected to be extremely rare variants predicted to functionally impact the protein to enrich for likely pathogenic variants. Despite modest sample size, three known EE genes (KCNT1, SCN2A, and STXBP1 achieved genome-wide significance (p<2.68×10-6. In addition, six of the 10 most significantly associated genes are known EE genes, and the majority of the known EE genes (17 out of 25 originally implicated in trio sequencing are nominally significant (p<0.05, a proportion significantly higher than the expected (Fisher's exact p = 2.33×10-17. Our results indicate that a case-control collapsing analysis can identify several of the EE genes originally implicated in trio sequencing studies, and clearly show that additional genes would be implicated with larger sample sizes. The case-control analysis not only makes discovery easier and more economical in early onset disorders, particularly when large cohorts are available, but also supports the use of this approach to identify genes in diseases that present later in life when parents are not readily available.

  17. Estudos com penetrometria: novos equipamentos e amostragem correta Penetrometer studies: new equipaments and correct sampling

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    José P. Molin

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O indicador mais comumente utilizado para o diagnóstico de compactação do solo é o Índice de Cone (IC, obtido a partir de penetrômetros. No mercado estão disponíveis vários modelos, com diferentes princípios de funcionamento; ressalta-se que a comparabilidade de resultados entre eles precisa ser suficientemente conhecida. Neste trabalho objetivou-se comparar três penetrômetros com princípios diferentes de funcionamento e estabelecer um número ideal de repetições para cada ponto amostrado. Utilizaram-se um penetrômetro de impacto, um penetrômetro de registro eletrônico de dados e de acionamento manual e um de acionamento hidráulico, em três ambientes. De maneira geral, os equipamentos não produziram valores de IC comparáveis em tendências e em magnitude; no entanto não é claro se essas diferenças são relevantes para o diagnóstico de compactação do solo e a partir de 15 repetições o erro amostral dos valores de IC não sofreu decréscimo significativo, variando entre 5 e 15% entre os penetrômetros avaliados.ABSTRACT The most commonly used indicator for soil compaction diagnose is the Cone Index (CI obtained from penetrometers. Several models are available in the market with different operating principles and comparability of results among them is not sufficiently known. This study aimed to compare three cone penetrometers with different operation principles and to establish an optimal number of replications for each sampling point. The equipment used were an impact penetrometer, an electronic penetrometer manually operated and an electronic penetrometer hydraulically operated, in three environments. The equipment, in general, did not produce comparable CI values in magnitude and in tendency. However it is not clear whether these differences are relevant for diagnosis of soil compaction. It is possible yet, to affirm that after 15 replications, the sampling errors of CI values did not decrease significantly

  18. Spectroscopic studies of composite obtained from solid state reaction between a mononuclear vanadium(IV) complex and kaolinite; Estudo espectroscopico de composito obtido da reacao no estado solido entre um complexo mononuclear de vanadio(IV) e caulinita

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    Rezende, Edivaltris I.P. de; Mangrich, Antonio S.; Mangoni, Ana P. [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil); Scarpellini, Marciela; Casellato, Annelise; Fernandez, Tatiana L. [Departamento de Quimica Inorganica, Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    The use of probes, such as paramagnetic species diluted in diamagnetic materials in EPR spectroscopy, and mathematical tools such, as the Kubelka-Munk function in DRUV-VIS spectroscopy are strategies in the analysis of complex mixtures of solid materials. The results obtained here show that the solid state reaction between the complex, [VO(acac)(BMIMAPY)] [ClO{sub 4}], BMIMAPY = [(bis(1-methylimidazole-2-yl)methyl)(2-(pyridyl-2-yl)ethyl) amine] and acac = acetilacetonate, with kaolinite turns possible to obtain anisotropic EPR spectrum of the complex with a reasonable level of resolution. The study by DRUV-VIS using the method of second derivative mode of the Kubelka-Munk function revealed new complex structural arrangements, a solid hitherto unknown. (author)

  19. De novo Transcriptome Analysis in Perennial Ryegrass

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    Farrell, Jacqueline Danielle; Byrne, Stephen; Asp, Torben

    Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) is an important grass species for both forage and amenity purposes for temperate regions worldwide. It is envisaged that breeding efforts may be enhanced with the assistance of new breeding technologies such as genomic selection. A major step towards genomic...... of functional markers for improved ryegrass breeding. Therefore, the goal of this study is to analyze a de novo assembly of the perennial ryegrass transcriptome from the same inbred genotype being used for de novo genome assembly. Furthermore, we also conducted de novo transcriptome assembly with other...

  20. Avaliação artroscópica e macroscópica do complexo da fibrocartilagem triangular do punho. Estudo em cadáveres Arthroscopic and gross evaluation of the triangular fibrocartilage complex of the wrist: a cadaver-based study

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    Fabiano Inácio de Souza

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    Full Text Available O complexo da fibrocartilagem triangular tem importante papel na biomecânica do punho. O diagnóstico preciso das lesões é fundamental para se obter sucesso no tratamento. Há controvérsias acerca da especificidade e sensibilidade dos métodos de imagem empregados atualmente. A artroscopia de punho é um método pouco empregado para o diagnóstico das lesões do CFCT em nosso meio, embora apresente grandes vantagens, como possibilidade de visão direta das lesões e tratamento no mesmo tempo cirúrgico. O objetivo deste estudo foi o de avaliar o papel da artroscopia de punho na inspeção do CFCT, bem como na detecção de possíveis lesões, comparando os dados com a dissecção macroscópica. Foram avaliados 15 punhos de cadáveres sexo masculino, média de idade de 56,1 anos. A artroscopia demonstrou presença de lesões em 33,3% dos punhos avaliados. Estes achados foram coincidentes após estudo anatômico com ampla dissecção. Concluímos que houve absoluta correlação entre o exame artroscópico e a dissecção macroscópica na detecção de lesões do CFCT.The triangular fibrocartilage complex plays a key role on wrist biomechanics. An accurate injuries diagnosis is paramount for a successful treatment. There are controversies regarding specificity and sensitiveness of imaging methods employed today. Wrist arthroscopy is a method uncommonly used for diagnosing TFCC injuries in our environment, although it presents good advantages, such as the potential of direct viewing injuries, and treatment at the same surgical time. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of wrist arthroscopy for inspecting TFCC, as well as for detecting potential injuries, comparing those data to gross dissection. Fifteen wrists of male cadavers (mean age: 56.1 years old were assessed. Arthroscopy showed the presence of injuries in 33.3% of the assessed wrists. Those findings showed consistency after an anatomical study with broad dissection. We

  1. NÃmeros complexos: uma abordagem voltada para professores do ensino mÃdio

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    Leonardo Ferreira Soares

    2014-01-01

    Este trabalho apresenta os nÃmeros complexos com um enfoque que julgamos ser adequado para os professores do ensino mÃdio. O objetivo do trabalho à fornecer mais um texto sobre o tema e auxiliar os professores do ensino mÃdio em suas aulas. Iniciamos o trabalho com uma definiÃÃo de nÃmeros complexos que contempla o rigor matemÃtico necessÃrio e busca manter a simplicidade exigida para esse nÃvel de ensino. Utilizamos a representaÃÃo geomÃtrica de um nÃmero complexo sempre que possÃvel p...

  2. ENTRE NEIKOS E PHILIA: NOTAS SOBRE O COMPLEXO FRATERNO NO CASO AIMÉE

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    Maria Filomena Pinheiro Dias

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    Full Text Available Tendo por base o Caso Aimée, objeto de análise de Lacan em sua tese sobre a psicose paranoica e suas relações com a personalidade, destaca o lugar nele ocupado pelo complexo fraterno. Destacamos que nele, conforme precisa Lacan, o irmão funciona como duplo que ameaça e desestabiliza a criança em sua relação para com a sua própria imagem. No intuito de dar conta desse propósito, iremos retomar, em Freud, esse outro - esse rival - que amplia com o seu nascimento o complexo de Édipo ao complexo familiar, sendo de fundamental importância para um melhor entendimento da referida concepção lacaniana. Tal retomada nos possibilitará dar conta de suas nuances clínicas.

  3. Preliminary Evaluation of Clinical and Angiographic Outcomes with Biodegradable Polymer Coated Sirolimus-Eluting Stent in De Novo Coronary Artery Disease: Results of the MANIPAL-FLEX Study

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    Ranjan Shetty

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    Full Text Available Objective. The objective of the MANIPAL-FLEX study was to evaluate the feasibility, preliminary safety, and efficacy of the Supraflex sirolimus-eluting stent (SES implantation, in de novo coronary artery disease, using clinical and quantitative coronary angiography (QCA follow-ups. Methods. This was a prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter, single-arm study that enrolled 189 patients with de novo coronary artery disease who were treated with the Supraflex SES. Of 189 patients enrolled, the first 61 consecutive patients who consented to a 9-month follow-up evaluation by QCA, irrespective of presence of symptoms, were to be followed up with angiography at 9 months. The primary endpoint of the study was target lesion failure (TLF, including cardiac death, myocardial infarction, and target lesion revascularization during 12-month follow-up after the index procedure. Results. The mean age of the study population was 58±11 years, with 51.3% (97/189 of hypertensive patients. Total of 66 lesions, analyzed by offline QCA, showed good scaffolding of the target vessel with in-stent late lumen loss at 9 months of 0.18±0.23 mm. The observed TLF at 30-day, 6-month, and 12-month follow-up were 2 (1.1%, 6 (3.2%, and 10 (5.3%, respectively. Conclusion. This study provides preliminary evidence for the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of the Supraflex sirolimus-eluting stent.

  4. Anatomical and Physiological Changes after Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon for Atherosclerotic De Novo Coronary Lesions: Serial IVUS-VH and FFR Study.

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    Full Text Available To assess the serial changes of de novo coronary lesions treated with paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB using intravascular ultrasound virtual histology (IVUS-VH and fractional flow reserve (FFR.This prospective observational study enrolled 27 patients with coronary artery disease treated with PCB who underwent coronary angiography, IVUS-VH and FFR before, immediately after intervention and at 9 months. 28 de novo lesions were successfully treated with PCB. Angiographic late luminal loss was 0.02 ± 0.27 mm. Mean vessel and lumen areas showed increase at 9 months (12.0 ± 3.5 mm(2 to 13.2 ± 3.9 mm(2, p <0.001; and 5.4 ± 1.2 mm(2 to 6.5 ± 1.8 mm(2, p <0.001, respectively. Although mean plaque area was unchanged (6.6 ± 2.6 mm2 to 6.6 ± 2.4 mm(2, p = 0.269, percent atheroma volume decreased significantly (53.4 ± 7.9% to 49.5 ± 6.4%, p = 0.002. The proportion of plaque compositions including fibrous, fibrofatty, dense calcium and necrotic core by IVUS-VH was unchanged at 9 months. The FFR of the treated lesion was 0.71 ± 0.13 pre-procedure, 0.87 ± 0.06 post-procedure and 0.84 ± 0.06 at follow-up.De novo coronary lesions treated with PCB showed persistent anatomical and physiological patency with plaque redistribution and vessel remodeling without chronic elastic recoil or plaque compositional change during follow-up.

  5. ENTRE NEIKOS E PHILIA: NOTAS SOBRE O COMPLEXO FRATERNO NO CASO AIMÉE

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    Maria Filomena Pinheiro Dias

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    Tendo por base o Caso Aimée, objeto de análise de Lacan em sua tese sobre a psicose paranoica e suas relações com a personalidade, destaca o lugar nele ocupado pelo complexo fraterno. Destacamos que nele, conforme precisa Lacan, o irmão funciona como duplo que ameaça e desestabiliza a criança em sua relação para com a sua própria imagem. No intuito de dar conta desse propósito, iremos retomar, em Freud, esse outro - esse rival - que amplia com o seu nascimento o complexo de Édipo ...

  6. A ORIGEM DOS PRESBÍTEROS-EPÍSCOPOS NA IGREJA DO NOVO TESTAMENTO (II

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    Antonio José de Almeida

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    Full Text Available Evidentemente, não é fácil, a partir dos dados até aqui levantados, reconstruir a trajetória da origem dos presbíteros-epíscopos no Novo Testamento. Sem esses dados, porém, esta tarefa seria impossível ou, facilmente cairia em simplificações ou distorções. Nossa hipótese de reconstituição dessa trajetória percorrerá as quatro etapas da reconstituição histórica do conjunto dos ministérios atestados pelo Novo Testamento, proposta na seção anterior, destacando o que interessa, neste amplo e complexo universo, ao ministério dos presbíteros-epíscopos.

  7. Estudos in vitro e in vivo de análogo da timidina marcada com complexo organometálico de tecnécio-99m para potencial uso em diagnóstico tumoral Studies in vitro and in vivo of thymidine analog labeled with organometalic complex of technetium-99m for potential use in tumor diagnosis

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    Rodrigo Luis Silva Ribeiro Santos

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    Full Text Available Análogos da timidina têm sido marcados com diferentes radioisótopos devido ao seu potencial em monitorar a proliferação incontrolável de células. Considerando que o radioisótopo tecnécio-99m ainda mantém uma posição privilegiada devido às suas propriedades químicas e nucleares, este trabalho constituiu-se no desenvolvimento da marcação da timidina com o 99mTc, mediante o emprego de compostos organometálicos. Os objetivos principais foram a síntese do precursor carbonil-tecnécio-99m, marcação da timidina com este precursor, estudo da estabilidade, e avaliações radioquímicas e biológicas com animais sadios e portadores de tumor. A síntese do precursor organometálico e a marcação da timidina com este precursor foi realizada com > 97% e > 94% de pureza radioquímica, respectivamente, obtendo-se também uma boa estabilidade em até 6 h em temperatura ambiente. A transquelação frente aos aminoácidos cisteína e histidina apresentou perdas entre 8 e 11% para concentrações de até 300 mM. Os ensaios de biodistribuição em camundongos sadios indicaram que o complexo radiomarcado apresentou um rápido depuramento sangüíneo e baixa captação nos demais órgãos, com predominância de excreção da droga pelo sistema urinário e hepatobiliar. A captação tumoral foi de 0,28 e 0,18 %DI/g para tumor de pulmão e mama, respectivamente. Os resultados obtidos sugerem maiores investigações em outros análogos da timidina.Thymidine analogs have been labeled with different radioisotopes due to their potential in monitoring the uncontrollable cell proliferation. Considering that the radioisotope technetium-99m still keeps a privileged position as a marker due to its chemical and nuclear properties, this work was designed to develop a new technique of labeling of thymidine analog with 99mTc, by means of the organometallic compounds. The aims of this research were: synthesis of the organometallic precursor technetium-99m

  8. Uso de microarrays na busca de perfis de expressão gênica: aplicação no estudo de fenótipos complexos Use of microarrays in the search of gene expression patterns: application to the study of complex phenotypes

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    Camila Guindalini

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    Full Text Available Com o advento do seqüenciamento de genoma humano, novas tecnologias foram desenvolvidas e despontaram como promissoras ferramentas metodológicas e científicas para o avanço na compreensão dos mecanismos envolvidos em várias doenças complexas. Dentre elas, a técnica de análise em larga escala (conhecida como microarrays ou chips de DNA é particularmente eficaz em permitir uma visão global na busca de padrões de expressão gênica em amostras biológicas. Por meio da determinação da expressão de milhares de genes simultaneamente, a promissora tecnologia permite que pesquisadores comparem o comportamento molecular de diversos tipos de linhagens celulares e tecidos diferentes, quando expostos a uma determinada condição patológica ou experimental. A aplicação do método pode trazer novas perspectivas de análise de processos fisiológicos e facilitar a identificação de marcadores moleculares para o diagnóstico, prognóstico e para o tratamento farmacológico atual. Nesse artigo, apresentaremos conceitos teóricos e metodológicos que permeiam a tecnologia de microarrays, assim como suas vantagens, perspectivas e direcionamentos futuros. Com o intuito de exemplificar sua aplicabilidade e eficiência no estudo de fenômenos complexos, serão apresentados e também discutidos resultados iniciais sobre padrões de expressão gênica em amostra de cérebros post-mortem de pacientes psiquiátricos e sobre as conseqüências moleculares e funcionais de perturbações no sono, comumente associadas a transtornos psiquiátricos.Sequencing the human genome has prompted the development of new technologies, which have emerged as promising methodological and scientific tools for advancing the current knowledge about the causes and mechanisms involved in various complex disorders. Among those, the high-throughput technique known as microarray is particularly powerful in providing a global view of gene expression patterns in biological samples

  9. Práticas alimentares na gravidez: um estudo com gestantes e puérperas de um complexo de favelas do Rio de Janeiro (RJ, Brasil Eating practices during pregnancy: a study of low-income pregnant and postpartum women in Rio de Janeiro (RJ, Brazil

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    Mirian Ribeiro Baião

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available O estudo teve como objetivo analisar as práticas alimentares durante a gestação relatadas por mulheres grávidas e puérperas, moradoras em um complexo de favelas do município do Rio de Janeiro. Optou-se por uma pesquisa de base interpretativa, na qual se utilizou entrevista semiestruturada e análise de conteúdo em sua vertente temática. Foram incluídas 18 gestantes e oito puérperas (n=26, sendo sete adolescentes e 19 adultas; primíparas e multíparas. Para as mulheres, comer e assistir à televisão, comer fora de casa e comer com parentes e amigos no fim de semana eram formas de associar lazer à comida, aumentando o prazer por ela. A renda foi apontada como a principal barreira para o consumo de alimentos saudáveis, que era prioridade das crianças. Por esses motivos, leite, verduras, legumes e frutas eram pouco consumidos. A dieta era composta basicamente por arroz, feijão e frango. Houve preferência por "besteiras". As mulheres estavam submetidas a uma alimentação monótona. Ressalta-se a importância da compreensão e valorização das questões socioculturais e econômicas que influenciam as práticas alimentares, a fim de que a orientação alimentar e nutricional, visando à alimentação saudável, possa ser negociada e ajustada às necessidades e à subjetividade das mulheres grávidas.This study aimed to analyze the self-reported eating practices of pregnant and postpartum women living in a group of slum communities in the city of Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. The interpretative methodology used a semi-structured interview and thematic content analysis. The sample (n=26 consisted of 18 pregnant and 8 postpartum women, of whom 7 were adolescents and 19 adults, including both primiparous and multiparous subjects. According to these women, eating while watching television, eating out, and eating with relatives and friends on weekends were forms of associating leisure-time activities with food, thus increasing their pleasure

  10. Drug-Coated Balloon Treatment for Femoropopliteal Artery Disease: The IN.PACT Global Study De Novo In-Stent Restenosis Imaging Cohort.

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    Brodmann, Marianne; Keirse, Koen; Scheinert, Dierk; Spak, Lubomir; Jaff, Michael R; Schmahl, Randy; Li, Pei; Zeller, Thomas

    2017-10-23

    This study sought to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a paclitaxel-coated drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the treatment of patients with de novo in-stent restenosis (ISR). Treatment of patients with ISR remains a challenge. Current strategies are plagued by high rates of recurrent restenosis and need for reintervention. The best intervention for ISR remains to be elucidated. The IN.PACT Global study is an independently adjudicated multicenter, prospective, single-arm study that enrolled 1,535 subjects with symptomatic atherosclerotic disease of the superficial femoral and/or popliteal arteries, including de novo ISR lesions. Patients enrolled in the pre-specified ISR imaging cohort were evaluated for vessel patency and reintervention within the 12-month follow-up period. A total of 131 subjects with 149 ISR lesions were included for analysis. The mean age of the cohort was 67.8 years. Mean lesion length was 17.17 ± 10.47 cm, including 34.0% total occlusions and 59.1% calcified lesions. The 12-month Kaplan-Meier estimate of primary patency was 88.7%. The rate of clinically driven target lesion revascularization (CD TLR) at 12 months was 7.3%. The primary safety outcome, a composite of freedom from device- and procedure-related mortality through 30 days and freedom from major target limb amputation and CD TLR within 12 months, was 92.7%. There were no major target limb amputations, no deaths, and a low (0.8%) thrombosis rate. Results from the ISR imaging cohort demonstrate high patency and a low rate of CD TLR at 12 months. These data confirm the safety and effectiveness of the IN.PACT Admiral DCB (Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) in complex femoropopliteal lesions, including this challenging subset. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Contribution of the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic to de novo presentations of heart disease in the Heart of Soweto Study cohort.

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    Sliwa, Karen; Carrington, Melinda J; Becker, Anthony; Thienemann, Friedrich; Ntsekhe, Mpiko; Stewart, Simon

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    The contemporary impact of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic on heart disease in South Africa (>5 million people affected) is unknown. The Heart of Soweto Study provides a unique opportunity to identify the contribution of cardiac manifestations of this epidemic to de novo presentations of heart disease in an urban African community in epidemiological transition. Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital services the >1 million people living in Soweto, South Africa. A prospective, clinical registry captured data from all de novo cases of heart disease presenting to the Cardiology Unit during 2006-08. We describe all cases where HIV/AIDS was concurrently diagnosed. Overall, 518 of 5328 de novo cases of heart disease were identified as HIV-positive (9.7%) with 54% of these prescribed highly active anti-retroviral therapies on presentation. Women (62%) and Africans (97%) predominated with women being significantly younger than men 38 ± 13 vs. 42 ± 13 years (P = 0.002). The most common primary diagnosis attributable to HIV/AIDS was HIV-related cardiomyopathy (196 cases, 38%); being prescribed more anti-retroviral therapy (127/196 vs. 147/322; odds ratio 2.85, 95% confidence interval 1.81-3.88) with higher viral loads [median 110 000 (inter-quartile range 26 000-510 000) vs. 19 000 (3200-87 000); P = 0.018] and a lower CD4 count [median 180 (71-315) vs. 211 (96-391); P = 0.019] than the rest. An additional 128 cases (25%) were diagnosed with pericarditis/pericardial effusion with a range of other concurrent diagnoses evident, including 42 cases (8.1%) of HIV-related pulmonary arterial hypertension. Only 14 of all 581 cases of coronary artery disease (CAD) (2.4%, mean age 41 ± 13 years) were confirmed HIV-positive. Cardiac manifestations of HIV/AIDS identified within this cohort were relatively infrequent. While HIV-related cardiomyopathy and pericardial disease remain important targets for early detection and treatment in

  12. Figuratividade: o complexo elo entre as palavras e as coisas

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    Ada Lima Ferreira de Sousa

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    Full Text Available Este artigo trata do conceito de figuratividade no âmbito dos estudos cognitivos da linguagem. Apresenta a polarização, herdada dos gregos antigos, entre o que se convencionou como figurativo e literal, o que resultou no entendimento de que pensamento e linguagem são inerentemente literais. Nessa concepção, o figurativo seria um recurso não natural, propositadamente utilizado como estratégia estilística. Assim, o uso da figuratividade passou a ser associado a prejuízos à suposta transparência da linguagem e dos significados a ela inerentes. Embora essa concepção não tenha sido suplantada, as perspectivas cognitivas contemporâneas que tratam do fenômeno linguístico como sendo intrínseco à cognição oferecem-nos uma outra visão acerca da figuratividade. A Teoria Neural da Linguagem, em particular, tem reforçado, teórica e empiricamente, a compreensão acerca dos mecanismos cognitivos envolvidos na construção de sentidos. De igual relevância, esse arcabouço teórico tem apresentado evidências de que as experiências corpóreas estão na raiz da construção de parte das estruturas mentais evidenciadas no uso da linguagem, de modo que a natureza peculiar de nosso corpo contribui para as peculiaridades de nosso sistema conceptual. A integração entre corpo e mente, de modo que emoções e abstrações devem ser conceptualizadas a partir de elementos mais concretos, de base corpórea, oferece novos contornos à explicação para o fenômeno linguístico da figuratividade. Palavras-chave: Figuratividade. Cognição. Teoria Neural da Linguagem.

  13. De novo transcriptome assembly, functional annotation and differential gene expression analysis of juvenile and adult E. fetida, a model oligochaete used in ecotoxicological studies

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    Michelle Thunders

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Earthworms are sensitive to toxic chemicals present in the soil and so are useful indicator organisms for soil health. Eisenia fetida are commonly used in ecotoxicological studies; therefore the assembly of a baseline transcriptome is important for subsequent analyses exploring the impact of toxin exposure on genome wide gene expression. Results This paper reports on the de novo transcriptome assembly of E. fetida using Trinity, a freely available software tool. Trinotate was used to carry out functional annotation of the Trinity generated transcriptome file and the transdecoder generated peptide sequence file along with BLASTX, BLASTP and HMMER searches and were loaded into a Sqlite3 database. To identify differentially expressed transcripts; each of the original sequence files were aligned to the de novo assembled transcriptome using Bowtie and then RSEM was used to estimate expression values based on the alignment. EdgeR was used to calculate differential expression between the two conditions, with an FDR corrected P value cut off of 0.001, this returned six significantly differentially expressed genes. Initial BLASTX hits of these putative genes included hits with annelid ferritin and lysozyme proteins, as well as fungal NADH cytochrome b5 reductase and senescence associated proteins. At a cut off of P = 0.01 there were a further 26 differentially expressed genes. Conclusion These data have been made publicly available, and to our knowledge represent the most comprehensive available transcriptome for E. fetida assembled from RNA sequencing data. This provides important groundwork for subsequent ecotoxicogenomic studies exploring the impact of the environment on global gene expression in E. fetida and other earthworm species.

  14. De novo development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in a schilbid catfish, Silonia silondia (Hamilton, 1822) and their validation for population genetic studies.

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    Mandal, Sangeeta; Jena, J K; Singh, Rajeev K; Mohindra, Vindhya; Lakra, W S; Deshmukhe, Geetanjali; Pathak, Abhinav; Lal, Kuldeep K

    2016-02-01

    The stock characterization of wild populations of Silonia silondia is important for its scientific management. At present, the information on genetic parameters of S. silondia is very limited. The species-specific microsatellite markers were developed in current study. The validated markers were used to genotype individuals from four distant rivers. To develop de novo microsatellite loci, an enriched genomic library was constructed for S. silondia using affinity-capture approach. The markers were validated for utility in population genetics. A total number of 76 individuals from four natural riverine populations were used to generate data for population analysis. The screening of isolated repeat sequences yielded eleven novel polymorphic microsatellite loci. The microsatellite loci exhibited high level of polymorphism, with 6-24 alleles per locus and the PIC value ranged from 0.604 to 0.927. The observed (Ho) and expected (He) heterozygosities ranged from 0.081 to 0.84 and 0.66 to 0.938, respectively. The AMOVA analysis indicated significant genetic differentiation among riverine populations (overall FST = 0.075; P < 0.0001) with maximum variation (92.5%) within populations. Cross-priming assessment revealed successful amplification (35-38 %) of heterologous loci in four related species viz. Clupisoma garua, C. taakree, Ailia coila and Eutropiichthys vacha. The results demonstrated that these de novo polymorphic microsatellite loci are promising for population genetic variation and diversity studies in S. silondia. Cross-priming results indicated that these primers can help to get polymorphic microsatellite loci in the related catfish species of family Schilbidae.

  15. Racionalidade limitada e a tomada de decisão em sistemas complexos

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    TATIANA MASSAROLI MELO

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: Este artigo tem o objetivo de apresentar o modelo comportamental de racionalidade limitada proposto por Herbert Simon para analisar o processo de tomada de decisão dos agentes em sistemas complexos, marcados pela não ergodicidade e pelo desenvolvimento de trajetórias em aberto. O artigo apresenta a noção de escolha logicamente consistente em contraponto à análise axiomática proposta pela teoria neoclássica. Propõe o uso de modelos de simulação em computador do tipo agent-based modeling (ABM como um instrumental adequado à análise de sistemas complexos.

  16. Complexo eletrônico: lei de Informática e competitividade

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    Gutierrez, Regina Maria Vinhais

    2010-01-01

    É inegável o papel estratégico da eletrônica na sociedade moderna, reconhecido pelo governo em suas iniciativas de inclusão social e democratização do acesso à informação. A disseminação da tecnologia no país renova a oportunidade de se conhecerem as ações em prol da competitividade do complexo eletrônico brasileiro e seus resultados. Todavia, o grande défi cit na balança comercial associado a esse complexo tem motivado uma atenção especial às indústrias do setor, desde a aprovação da Lei de...

  17. Saberes complexos e educação transdisciplinar Complex knowledge and transdisciplinary education

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    Edgard de Assis Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Sistemas complexos contemporâneos exigem a regeneração do humanismo e da ética. A educação transdisciplinar é a base dessa ação política e cognitiva na agonia planetária dos dias presentes.Contemporary complex systems demand the regeneration of the humanism. Transdisciplinary education is the basis of this political ad cognitive action in the planetary agony of present days.

  18. Gerontotecnologias para o ensino educativo direcionadas ao idoso: cuidado de enfermagem complexo

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    Hammerschmidt, Karina Silveira de Almeida

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    Tese(doutorado) - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem, Escola de Enfermagem, 2011. A proposta de pesquisa teve como alicerce o cuidado de enfermagem complexo e a interdisciplinaridade, sendo o eixo central o ser humano idoso. Focalizando-se na gerontotecnologia educativa como instrumental para o repensar o ensino educativo no cuidado de enfermagem ao idoso. A tese é apresentada pelas assertivas: os docentes do curso de enfermagem apresentam-se potenc...

  19. Evaluation of the biodegradable peripheral Igaki-Tamai stent in the treatment of de novo lesions in the superficial femoral artery: the GAIA study.

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    Werner, Martin; Micari, Antonio; Cioppa, Angelo; Vadalà, Giuseppe; Schmidt, Andrej; Sievert, Horst; Rubino, Paolo; Angelini, Annalisa; Scheinert, Dierk; Biamino, Giancarlo

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    This study sought to evaluate the safety and performance of the Igaki-Tamai (Igaki Medical Planning Company, Kyoto, Japan) biodegradable stent in patients with occlusive superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) biodegradable stents have been shown to be effective in the coronaries, but no data are available regarding their efficacy in the femoral artery. A prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized study enrolled 30 patients with symptomatic de novo SFA disease undergoing implantation of Igaki-Tamai bioresorbable stents. Clinical examinations and duplex ultrasound were prospectively performed after 1, 6, 9, and 12 months. The main study endpoints were technical success, restenosis rate, rate of target lesion revascularization (TLR), changes in ankle-brachial index (ABI), and quality of life by evaluating the walking impairment questionnaire (WIQ). Safety was assessed by monitoring the occurrence of major adverse clinical events and serious adverse events. The mean age of the patients was 67.7 years, and 77% were male. The mean lesion length was 5.9 cm. Mean diameter stenosis was reduced from 89.9% to 6.2%, after stent implantation. Technical success was 96.7%. Binary restenosis rate for the 6 and 12 months follow-up was 39.3% and 67.9%, respectively. The TLR rate was 25.0% after 6 months and 57.1% after 12 months. All TLR were successful; the secondary patency rate after 1 year was 89.3%. Between baseline and 12 months, ABI increased in 53.6% of patients. Functional endpoints (WIQ), even if affected by a relatively high reintervention rate, showed improvement in most of the patients. The GAIA (Evaluation of the Biodegradable Peripheral Igaki-Tamai Stent in the Treatment of De Novo Lesions in the Superficial Femoral Artery) study shows that when using biodegradable PLLA stents (Igaki-Tamai), the immediate angiographic results are comparable to the results of metal stents, achieving a high secondary patency rate after 1 year. Modifications

  20. Síntese, caracterização e estudo das propriedades de um novo complexo mononuclear contendo quercetina e íon Ga(III Synthesis, characterization and study of the properties of a new mononuclear quercetin complex containing Ga(III ions

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    Vanessa do Nascimento Simões

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    Full Text Available Flavonoids are one of the most important compound groups applied as medicine given their antioxidant properties, but several intrinsic properties can be improved through structural modifications to their molecules. Here, the synthesis and characterization of a new gallium (III complex with quercetin is described. Electrochemical properties, as well as antioxidant and cytotoxic activities, were investigated and compared to the free flavonoid molecule. The mononuclear complex obtained, [Ga(C15H9O73].2H2O.2CH3OH.CH3CH2OH, seems more active as a DPPH radical scavenger given its lower oxidation potential compared to quercetin. The new complex cytotoxic responses have shown to be more effective than those of the free flavonoid and of lapachol used as a control.

  1. Cyclosporine C2 levels have impact on incidence of rejection in de novo lung but not heart transplant recipients: the NOCTURNE study

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    Iversen, Martin; Nilsson, Folke; Sipponen, Jorma

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    . Abbreviated AUC (AUC(0-4)) was measured at 7 days and 3 months. Primary outcome was C2 relation to the frequency of acute cellular rejection (ACR) needing treatment and possible decline in measured glomerular filtration rate (mGFR). Recipients were divided into lower, middle and upper third C2 groups based...... monitoring, but should be further explored in thoracic organ recipients. METHODS: In a 12-month study we included de novo lung (n = 95) and heart (n = 96) recipients. All participants received cyclosporine (Sandimmun Neoral) monitored by C0 and blood was collected for analysis of C2 retrospectively...... on 2-week post-operative values (tertiles T1 to T3). RESULTS: C2 was the most robust substitute for AUC(0-4) in the group of patients studied. For lung, but not heart, recipients there were differences in mean number of ACRs (p = 0.05), incidence of any rejections (p = 0.04), mean number of any...

  2. Progression of brain atrophy in the early stages of Parkinson's disease: a longitudinal tensor-based morphometry study in de novo patients without cognitive impairment.

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    Tessa, Carlo; Lucetti, Claudio; Giannelli, Marco; Diciotti, Stefano; Poletti, Michele; Danti, Sabrina; Baldacci, Filippo; Vignali, Claudio; Bonuccelli, Ubaldo; Mascalchi, Mario; Toschi, Nicola

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    The presence of brain atrophy and its progression in early Parkinson's disease (PD) are still a matter of debate, particularly in patients without cognitive impairment. The aim of this longitudinal study was to assess whether PD patients who remain cognitively intact develop progressive atrophic changes in the early stages of the disease. For this purpose, we employed high-resolution T1-weighted MR imaging to compare 22 drug-naïve de novo PD patients without cognitive impairment to 17 age-matched control subjects, both at baseline and at three-year follow-up. We used tensor-based morphometry to explore the presence of atrophic changes at baseline and to compute yearly atrophy rates, after which we performed voxel-wise group comparisons using threshold-free cluster enhancement. At baseline, we did not observe significant differences in regional atrophy in PD patients with respect to control subjects. In contrast, PD patients showed significantly higher yearly atrophy rates in the prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulum, caudate nucleus, and thalamus when compared to control subjects. Our results indicate that even cognitively preserved PD patients show progressive cortical and subcortical atrophic changes in regions related to cognitive functions and that these changes are already detectable in the early stages of the disease. Copyright © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  3. Ontogenetic de novo copy number variations (CNVs as a source of genetic individuality: studies on two families with MZD twins for schizophrenia.

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    Sujit Maiti

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Genetic individuality is the foundation of personalized medicine, yet its determinants are currently poorly understood. One issue is the difference between monozygotic twins that are assumed identical and have been extensively used in genetic studies for decades. Here, we report genome-wide alterations in two nuclear families each with a pair of monozygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia evaluated by the Affymetrix 6.0 human SNP array. The data analysis includes characterization of copy number variations (CNVs and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs. The results have identified genomic differences between twin pairs and a set of new provisional schizophrenia genes. Samples were found to have between 35 and 65 CNVs per individual. The majority of CNVs (~80% represented gains. In addition, ~10% of the CNVs were de novo (not present in parents, of these, 30% arose during parental meiosis and 70% arose during developmental mitosis. We also observed SNPs in the twins that were absent from both parents. These constituted 0.12% of all SNPs seen in the twins. In 65% of cases these SNPs arose during meiosis compared to 35% during mitosis. The developmental mitotic origin of most CNVs that may lead to MZ twin discordance may also cause tissue differences within individuals during a single pregnancy and generate a high frequency of mosaics in the population. The results argue for enduring genome-wide changes during cellular transmission, often ignored in most genetic analyses.

  4. Opacity in complex systems; Opacidade em sistemas complexos

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    Souza, Vaner Diniz de [IBERDROLA, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Melo, Paulo Fernando Frutuoso e [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia

    2005-07-01

    This paper tries to explain why operators have difficult situations when an emergency takes place; complexity has always existed and is not only consequence of high technology as most people try to point out. One of the reasons for this problem is given by the design engineering people beliefs in mechanical paradigms, considering high technology resources without worrying about the limitations related to the operators. Another aspect of relevant importance is the necessity of reviewing the cognitive processes studies taking into consideration that the old ones, as an example THERP (Technique for Human Error Rate Prediction), were based on technological researches developed at that time (1980{sup th}). It is important to emphasize that, for the moment, risk studies continue applying such a technology. (author)

  5. Trauma complexo e suas implicações diagnósticas Complex trauma and diagnostic implications

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    Thiago Wendt Viola

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A exposição prolongada a múltiplos eventos traumáticos de natureza interpessoal, sobretudo durante o desenvolvimento, tem demonstrado consequências e sintomas psiquiátricos não considerados pelo atual diagnóstico de transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT. Essas situações negativas e crônicas durante a infância e adolescência evidenciam a existência de uma síndrome psicopatológica associada a complexas (desadaptações a efeitos traumáticos diversos. A ausência de um diagnóstico coeso e fidedigno para essas vítimas interfere negativamente na identificação sintomatológica e no método de tratamento. O presente trabalho visa revisar a definição de trauma, apresentando o conceito de trauma complexo, explorando suas implicações clínicas, bem como as categorias diagnósticas derivadas desse constructo. Importantes questões são levantadas acerca das diferenças entre trauma complexo e TEPT, investigando os sintomas e transtornos comórbidos ao diagnóstico de TEPT, assim como as limitações inerentes a esse diagnóstico. Considerando o impacto psicopatológico relacionado ao trauma complexo, discute-se a possível inserção de uma nova categoria diagnóstica na 5ª versão do Manual Diagnóstico e Estatístico dos Transtornos Mentais, adjunta ao espectro de psicopatologias pós-traumáticas.Prolonged exposure to multiple traumatic events of an interpersonal nature, particularly during development, has shown psychological consequences and symptoms not included among the current diagnostic criteria of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD. These negative and chronic situations during childhood and adolescence provide further evidence of the existence of a psychopathological syndrome associated with complex (disadaptations to a number of traumatic effects. The absence of a cohesive and reliable diagnosis for these patients negatively affects symptom identification and treatment planning. The aim of the present study

  6. Evaluation of the Biodegradable Igaki-Tamai Scaffold After Drug-Eluting Balloon Treatment of De Novo Superficial Femoral Artery Lesions: The GAIA-DEB Study.

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    Werner, Martin; Schmidt, Andrej; Scheinert, Susanne; Banning-Eichenseer, Ursula; Ulrich, Matthias; Bausback, Yvonne; Steiner, Sabine; Scheinert, Dierk

    2016-02-01

    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Igaki-Tamai biodegradable scaffold after drug-eluting balloon (DEB) angioplasty in patients with occlusive superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease. A prospective, single-center, nonrandomized study enrolled 20 patients (mean age 66.7±11.6 years; 14 men) with symptomatic de novo SFA lesions undergoing angioplasty with the In.Pact Admiral paclitaxel-coated balloon and subsequent implantation of the Igaki-Tamai bioresorbable scaffold. All patients were claudicants. The average diameter stenosis was 89.7%, and the mean length was 43.6 mm. Clinical examinations with duplex sonography were performed after 1, 6, 9, and 12 months. The main study outcomes were technical success, restenosis, target lesion revascularization (TLR), ankle-brachial index (ABI) improvement, and changes in quality of life evaluated with the walking impairment questionnaire. Safety was assessed by monitoring the occurrence of adverse events. Angioplasty with a paclitaxel-coated balloon was performed in all patients, resulting in an average diameter stenosis of 24%. Subsequent implantation of the Igaki-Tamai scaffold reduced the average diameter stenosis to 3.5%. In the first 6 months, 2 cases of restenosis were reported, with no TLRs within that period. However, by the 12-month follow-up in 19 patients, 11 patients had lost in-stent patency. Among these patients, 8 had TLRs, which were the only adverse events recorded that were referable to the procedure. Quality-of-life assessments showed improvement in the majority of patients. The GAIA-DEB study shows that DEB treatment of the femoral artery prior to the implantation of the biodegradable Igaki-Tamai scaffold is safe. However, the antiproliferative actions of paclitaxel in the vessel wall were not effective in preventing restenosis. In-stent restenosis occurred predominantly after 6 months. © The Author(s) 2015.

  7. in silico Whole Genome Sequencer & Analyzer (iWGS): a computational pipeline to guide the design and analysis of de novo genome sequencing studies

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    The availability of genomes across the tree of life is highly biased toward vertebrates, pathogens, human disease models, and organisms with relatively small and simple genomes. Recent progress in genomics has enabled the de novo decoding of the genome of virtually any organism, greatly expanding it...

  8. Differential effects of pertussis toxin on insulin-stimulated phosphatidylcholine hydrolysis and glycerolipid synthesis de novo. Studies in BC3H-1 myocytes and rat adipocytes

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    Hoffman, J.M.; Standaert, M.L.; Nair, G.P.; Farese, R.V.

    1991-01-01

    Insulin-induced increases in diacylglycerol (DAG) have been suggested to result from stimulation of de novo phosphatidic acid (PA) synthesis and phosphatidylcholine (PC) hydrolysis. Presently, the authors found that insulin decreased PC levels of BC3H-1 myocytes and rat adipocytes by approximately 10-25% within 30 s. These decreases were rapidly reversed in both cell types, apparently because of increased PC synthesis de novo. In BC3H-1 myocytes, pertussis toxin inhibited PC resynthesis and insulin effects on the pathway of de novo PA-DAG-PC synthesis, as evidenced by changes in [ 3 H]glycerol incorporation, but did not inhibit insulin-stimulated PC hydrolysis. Pertussis toxin also blocked the later, but not the initial, increase in DAG production in the myocytes. Phorbol esters activated PC hydrolysis in both myocytes and adipocytes, but insulin-induced stimulation of PC hydrolysis was not dependent upon activation of PKC, since this hydrolysis was not inhibited by 500 μM sangivamycin, an effective PKC inhibitor. The results indicate that insulin increases DAG by pertussis toxin sensitive and insensitive (PC hydrolysis) mechanisms, which are mechanistically separate, but functionally interdependent and integrated. PC hydrolysis may contribute importantly to initial increases in DAG, but later sustained increases are apparently largely dependent on insulin-induced stimulation of the pathway of de novo phospholipid synthesis

  9. Differential effects of pertussis toxin on insulin-stimulated phosphatidylcholine hydrolysis and glycerolipid synthesis de novo. Studies in BC3H-1 myocytes and rat adipocytes

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    Hoffman, J.M.; Standaert, M.L.; Nair, G.P.; Farese, R.V. (Univ. of South Florida, Tampa (USA))

    1991-04-02

    Insulin-induced increases in diacylglycerol (DAG) have been suggested to result from stimulation of de novo phosphatidic acid (PA) synthesis and phosphatidylcholine (PC) hydrolysis. Presently, the authors found that insulin decreased PC levels of BC3H-1 myocytes and rat adipocytes by approximately 10-25% within 30 s. These decreases were rapidly reversed in both cell types, apparently because of increased PC synthesis de novo. In BC3H-1 myocytes, pertussis toxin inhibited PC resynthesis and insulin effects on the pathway of de novo PA-DAG-PC synthesis, as evidenced by changes in ({sup 3}H)glycerol incorporation, but did not inhibit insulin-stimulated PC hydrolysis. Pertussis toxin also blocked the later, but not the initial, increase in DAG production in the myocytes. Phorbol esters activated PC hydrolysis in both myocytes and adipocytes, but insulin-induced stimulation of PC hydrolysis was not dependent upon activation of PKC, since this hydrolysis was not inhibited by 500 {mu}M sangivamycin, an effective PKC inhibitor. The results indicate that insulin increases DAG by pertussis toxin sensitive and insensitive (PC hydrolysis) mechanisms, which are mechanistically separate, but functionally interdependent and integrated. PC hydrolysis may contribute importantly to initial increases in DAG, but later sustained increases are apparently largely dependent on insulin-induced stimulation of the pathway of de novo phospholipid synthesis.

  10. De Novo Circulating Antidonor's Cell Antibodies During Induced Acute Rejection of Allogeneic Myofibers in Myogenic Cell Transplantation: A Study in Nonhuman Primates

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    Daniel Skuk, MD

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    Conclusions. Flow cytometry detection of de novo circulating antibodies against the donor’s cells was consistently associated with AR. A clear increase in this antibody detection indicated current or recent AR. Smaller increases in comparison to the preimmunosuppression values were not associated with AR.

  11. The NordiNet® International Outcome Study and NovoNet® ANSWER Program®

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    Höybye, Charlotte; Sävendahl, Lars; Christesen, Henrik Thybo

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Randomized controlled trials have shown that growth hormone (GH) therapy has effects on growth, metabolism, and body composition. GH therapy is prescribed for children with growth failure and adults with GH deficiency. Carefully conducted observational study of GH treatment affords the...... (STROBE) guidelines....

  12. SNP detection from de novo transcriptome sequencing in the bivalve Macoma balthica: marker development for evolutionary studies.

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    Eric Pante

    Full Text Available Hybrid zones are noteworthy systems for the study of environmental adaptation to fast-changing environments, as they constitute reservoirs of polymorphism and are key to the maintenance of biodiversity. They can move in relation to climate fluctuations, as temperature can affect both selection and migration, or remain trapped by environmental and physical barriers. There is therefore a very strong incentive to study the dynamics of hybrid zones subjected to climate variations. The infaunal bivalve Macoma balthica emerges as a noteworthy model species, as divergent lineages hybridize, and its native NE Atlantic range is currently contracting to the North. To investigate the dynamics and functioning of hybrid zones in M. balthica, we developed new molecular markers by sequencing the collective transcriptome of 30 individuals. Ten individuals were pooled for each of the three populations sampled at the margins of two hybrid zones. A single 454 run generated 277 Mb from which 17K SNPs were detected. SNP density averaged 1 polymorphic site every 14 to 19 bases, for mitochondrial and nuclear loci, respectively. An [Formula: see text] scan detected high genetic divergence among several hundred SNPs, some of them involved in energetic metabolism, cellular respiration and physiological stress. The high population differentiation, recorded for nuclear-encoded ATP synthase and NADH dehydrogenase as well as most mitochondrial loci, suggests cytonuclear genetic incompatibilities. Results from this study will help pave the way to a high-resolution study of hybrid zone dynamics in M. balthica, and the relative importance of endogenous and exogenous barriers to gene flow in this system.

  13. Estudo estereológico comparativo de complexos cumulus-ovócito aspirados de folículos durante o ciclo estral em bovinos Comparative stereological study of cumulus-oocyte complexes aspirated from follicles during the estrous cycle in bovine

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    A.M. Calado

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se uma análise estereológica comparativa de complexos cumulus-ovócito (COCs de bovino da raça Holtein-Friesian aspirados de folículos antrais pequenos (com diâmetro de 1-4mm e médios (com diâmetro de 4-8mm durante as fases de metaestro, diestro e de proestro. Foram estimados o volume médio dos COCs, dos ovócitos (com e sem zona pelúcida, dos núcleos dos ovócitos e das células foliculares e seus respectivos núcleos. Estimou-se a espessura da zona pelúcida e calculou-se a percentagem relativa da freqüência dos diferentes tipos de células foliculares encontradas no cumulus. Os folículos pequenos apresentaram crescimento acelerado e sem sincronia entre o volume do citoplasma e o do núcleo. No folículo médio ocorreu expansão harmoniosa núcleo-citoplasmática. Identificaram-se três populações de células foliculares (C1, C2 e C3, cuja distribuição na massa do cumulus é independente de sua posição relativamente ao ovócito. Durante o ciclo estral, as células C1 foram progressivamente substituídas por C2 e estas, por C3.A comparative stereological analysis was performed in cumulus-oocyte complexes from Holstein-Friesian cows, aspirated from small (with diameter of 1-4mm and medium (with diameter of 4-8mm antral follicles during metestrous, diestrous and proestrous. The mean volumes of COCs, oocytes (with and without zona pellucida, nucleus of the oocyte, as well as the volumes of the follicular cells and their nucleus were estimated. The mean thickness of the zona pellucida and the relative percentage of the three follicular cell types in the cumulus mass were also obtained. Small antral follicles had an accelerate growth without synchrony between the volume of the oocyte and the respective nucleus, while in medium antral follicles an harmonious nucleus-cytoplasmic expansion was observed. These follicular cell populations were classified in their types, C1, C2 and C3, which the distribution in the cumulus mass

  14. Specific versus non-specific immune responses in an invertebrate species evidenced by a comparative de novo sequencing study.

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    Emeline Deleury

    Full Text Available Our present understanding of the functioning and evolutionary history of invertebrate innate immunity derives mostly from studies on a few model species belonging to ecdysozoa. In particular, the characterization of signaling pathways dedicated to specific responses towards fungi and Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria in Drosophila melanogaster challenged our original view of a non-specific immunity in invertebrates. However, much remains to be elucidated from lophotrochozoan species. To investigate the global specificity of the immune response in the fresh-water snail Biomphalaria glabrata, we used massive Illumina sequencing of 5'-end cDNAs to compare expression profiles after challenge by Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria or after a yeast challenge. 5'-end cDNA sequencing of the libraries yielded over 12 millions high quality reads. To link these short reads to expressed genes, we prepared a reference transcriptomic database through automatic assembly and annotation of the 758,510 redundant sequences (ESTs, mRNAs of B. glabrata available in public databases. Computational analysis of Illumina reads followed by multivariate analyses allowed identification of 1685 candidate transcripts differentially expressed after an immune challenge, with a two fold ratio between transcripts showing a challenge-specific expression versus a lower or non-specific differential expression. Differential expression has been validated using quantitative PCR for a subset of randomly selected candidates. Predicted functions of annotated candidates (approx. 700 unisequences belonged to a large extend to similar functional categories or protein types. This work significantly expands upon previous gene discovery and expression studies on B. glabrata and suggests that responses to various pathogens may involve similar immune processes or signaling pathways but different genes belonging to multigenic families. These results raise the question of the importance

  15. Vulnerabilização socioambiental de comunidades tradicionais no Complexo Industrial Portuário de Suape

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    Stevam Gabriel Alves

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    Full Text Available In recent years, the works of expansion of Port Industrial Complex of Suape (Complexo Industrial Portuário de Suape - CIPS were responsible for a series of social and environmental injustices, which were manifested in a deep process of decharacterization of traditional communities located in the territory occupied by new industries. Those injustices have provided situations of socioenvironmental vulnerability through the productive activities of two major projects: The Abreu e Lima Refinery and the South Atlantic Shipyard. The aim of this article was to identify which socioenvironmental vulnerability processes are occurring in the communities of study Engenho Mercês and Ilha de Tatuoca , which were the locations chosen for construction of these companies. The methodological procedures used were: I field visits II semi-structured interviews; III theoretical saturation technique of data; IV bibliographic research; V photographic registry. As a result, the survey identified some situations of social and environmental vulnerability resulting from industrial activities, such as: water, noise and air pollution; reduction of natural resources and dispossession processes. It is concluded that the expansion of CIPS, through the arrival of new industries, is directly responsible for the process of vulnerability reaching residents of the communities studied, interfering directly in the relations between society and the environment.

  16. Renaturalización de complexos proteicos de membrana externa de Neisseria meningitidis en liposomas: estrutura e potencial vacinal

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    Freixeiro Díaz, Paula

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    Aínda que as vacinas baseadas en vesículas de membrana externa son eficaces fronte ás cepas epidémicas de N. meningitidis do serogrupo B, estas continúan a presentar importantes limitacións e estase a realizar un grande esforzo no desenvolvemento de novas vacinas e na reformulación das xa existentes. A resposta inmune fronte a estas vacinas diríxese principalmente fronte aos complexos de porinas. Este traballo pretende un mellor coñecemento dos complexos de porinas e do papel da RmpM mediante...

  17. De novo Families: Lesbian Motherhood.

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    Hayman, Brenda; Wilkes, Lesley

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this recent Australian study was to explore the experiences of lesbian women choosing motherhood. Participants included 30 self-identifying lesbian mothers. Data were collected via interviews, data collection sheets, and online journaling. The interview and journaling data were analyzed using constant comparative analysis and subsequently illuminated three main themes: becoming mothers, constructing motherhood, and legitimizing our family. These papers described the journey to motherhood and specifically explored the various methods of conception and other decisions that participants made when planning their family, the challenge of heteronormativity in health care, and legitimizing the role of the non-birth mother in de novo families. This article aims to present the participants' experiences of motherhood that was a constant topic found woven throughout all three of the identified themes. Participants identified that they had a unique opportunity to create their own mothering roles in the absence of significant "lesbian mother" role models and that they were able to adjust and to adapt their roles depending on fluctuating circumstances.

  18. Avaliação do efeito do complexo osseína-hidroxiapatita na consolidação das fraturas na desnutrição protéica: estudo experimental em ratos Effect of the ossein-hydroxyapatite complex on fracture consolidation under protein malnutrition: experimental study using rats

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    Wilson Galego Campos

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado trabalho experimental com 40 ratos da raça Wistar, machos, para avaliar o efeito do complexo osseína-hidroxiapatita (COH , na consolidação das fraturas, em animais submetidos a dieta protéica e dieta aprotéica, divididos em quatro grupos distribuídos aleatoriamente, que receberam ou não a medicação. Cada grupo com 10 animais foi assim constituído: grupo I, protéico sem COH; grupo II, protéico com COH; grupo III, aprotéico sem COH; grupo IV, aprotéico com COH. Procurou-se fazer fraturas semelhantes quanto ao traço e a localização em todos os grupos no 15º dia, passando os grupos II e IV a receber a dose diária de 20mg do COH, por gavagem. Todos os grupos foram submetidos à coleta de sangue no 1º, 15º e 43º dia, que foi o dia da eutanásia dos animais. Além do controle de peso fez-se a dosagem de cálcio, fósforo, fosfatase alcalina, proteínas totais, albumina e osteocalcina. O membro fraturado foi desarticulado na articulação coxofemural, no 43º dia, sendo submetido o calo ósseo à avaliação histológica, histomorfométrica, radiográfica e densitométrica e planimétrica. Concluiu-se, após análise estatística, que o COH não interferiu, de maneira significativa, na avaliação geral, na formação do calo ósseo dos animais nutridos e desnutridos. Entretanto mostrou interferência em alguns resultados como na dosagem de albumina e de fosfatase alcalina, na planimetria e no peso dos animais.Assessement of the effect of ossein-hidroxiapatite compound in the fracture healing under protein malnutrition: experimental essay in rats. An experimental essay was carried out with 40 Wistar male rats to assess the effect of the ossein-hidroxiapatite compound (OHC in the fracture healing in animal under protein diet and no protein diet, which were divided into four groups, at random, which received or did not receive the compound. Each group with 10 animals, was divided into: group I, protein diet, without

  19. Considerações sobre grupos em ambientes virtuais de aprendizagem como sistemas complexos

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    Rafael Vetromille-Castro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A inserção de tecnologias digitais na Educação - neste texto, em especial no âmbito da formação de professores de línguas - tem gerado reflexão em pesquisadores de Lingüística Aplicada a partir do momento em que as teorias que compõem a "Lingüística Aplicada dominante" (LARSEN-FREEMAN, 2000 se mostram insuficientes para abarcar o fenômeno das relações sociais que fundamentam a aprendizagem. Na busca de uma abordagem teórica que dê conta dos movimentos complexos típicos da experiência pedagógica - na qual incluem-se, indissociavelmente, docentes e discentes - optamos pelo suporte no Pensamento Complexo (MORIN, 1995, na Teoria do Caos (GLEICK, 1989, na Emergência (JOHNSON, 2003 e na Teoria dos Valores Qualitativos (PIAGET, 1973 e relatamos reflexões resultantes de pesquisa sobre grupos de professores (em serviço e pré-serviço em um curso a distância, em ambiente virtual de aprendizagem (AVA. Percebemos que entender os grupos como sistemas complexos nos permite identificar elementos que fomentam sua manutenção e atuam na emergência de comportamentos interativos os quais são essenciais para a aprendizagem sob uma perspectiva sócio-construtivista.The integration of digital technologies in Education - in this paper, especially in the language teachers' training - has aroused discussion among Applied Linguistics researchers, mainly when theories which are part of the "mainstream Applied Linguistics" (LARSEN-FREEMAN, 2000 cannot embrace the phenomenon of social relationships on which learning is based. In search of a theoretical approach that can deal thoroughly with the complex behaviors in the educational experience - in which teachers and students are inseparably included - support has been found on the Complex Thought Theory (MORIN, 1995, Chaos Theory (GLEICK, 1989 , the Emergence (JOHNSON, 2003 and the Qualitative Values Theory (PIAGET, 1973. Also, reflections resulting from research on groups of (in-service and pre

  20. De novo copy number variations in cloned dogs from the same nuclear donor.

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    Jung, Seung-Hyun; Yim, Seon-Hee; Oh, Hyun Ju; Park, Jung Eun; Kim, Min Jung; Kim, Geon A; Kim, Tae-Min; Kim, Jin-Soo; Lee, Byeong Chun; Chung, Yeun-Jun

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    Somatic mosaicism of copy number variants (CNVs) in human body organs and de novo CNV event in monozygotic twins suggest that de novo CNVs can occur during mitotic recombination. These de novo CNV events are important for understanding genetic background of evolution and diverse phenotypes. In this study, we explored de novo CNV event in cloned dogs with identical genetic background. We analyzed CNVs in seven cloned dogs using the nuclear donor genome as reference by array-CGH, and identified five de novo CNVs in two of the seven clones. Genomic qPCR, dye-swap array-CGH analysis and B-allele profile analysis were used for their validation. Two larger de novo CNVs (5.2 Mb and 338 Kb) on chromosomes X and 19 in clone-3 were consistently validated by all three experiments. The other three smaller CNVs (sized from 36.1 to 76.4 Kb) on chromosomes 2, 15 and 32 in clone-3 and clone-6 were verified by at least one of the three validations. In addition to the de novo CNVs, we identified a 37 Mb-sized copy neutral de novo loss of heterozygosity event on chromosome 2 in clone-6. To our knowledge, this is the first report of de novo CNVs in the cloned dogs which were generated by somatic cell nuclear transfer technology. To study de novo genetic events in cloned animals can help understand formation mechanisms of genetic variants and their biological implications.

  1. FLT3 Mutation as a Significant Prognostic Marker in de novo Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients: Incidence, Distribution and Association with Cytogenetic Findings in a Study from South India

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    Santhi Sarojam

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 is a tyrosine kinase receptor that plays an important role in proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells. Internal tandem duplication and tyrosine kinase domain mutation are the two most common types of fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 mutations frequently reported in acute myeloid leukemia associated with pathogenesis of this disease. The present study investigates the prevalence and distribution pattern in different acute myeloid leukemia sub- and cytogenetic groups, the association with clinical parameters and the prognostic importance of these mutations in acute myeloid leukemia patients from South India. Methods:Mutation analysis was performed in 276 de novo acute myeloid leukemia patients by polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism using specific restriction enzymes followed by sequencing to confirm the mutations. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed to detect the prognosis. Results: Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 internal tandem duplication mutations were observed in 20%, tyrosine kinase domain mutation in 4% and dual mutations in 0.3% of the analyzed cases. The internal tandem duplication mutations ranged from 15-107 nucleotides with the majority at the juxta membrane domain of the receptor. Three types of tyrosine kinase domain point mutations were identified: D835Y, D835H and D835V. We observed a significant association between fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 mutations and increased WBC and LDH counts (P<0.001 and blast percentage but not with age, gender and FAB subtypes. A significant association with normal karyotype was observed for the mutants (P=0.002. Survival analysis revealed that the fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 gene mutation was a negative prognostic marker for acute myeloid leukemia patients. The risk stratified analysis showed the mutation to be a risk factor for the intermediate karyotype group, especially for those with normal cytogenetics

  2. Sorção do herbicida atrazine em complexos organominerais

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    Procópio,S.O.; Pires,F.R.; Werlang,R.C.; Silva,A.A.; Queiroz,M.E.L.R.; Neves,A.A.; Mendonça,E.S.; Santos,J.B.; Egreja Filho,F.B.

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    Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de avaliar a sorção do atrazine em complexos organominerais predominantes em solos tropicais. A amostra de herbicida utilizada na experimentação continha 97% de pureza. Alíquotas de 10 mL das soluções de 0,0; 10,0; 20,0; 40,0; 70,0; e 100,0 mmol L-1 de atrazine foram adicionadas aos seguintes substratos: ácidos húmicos, caulinita, goethita, ferridrita, ácidos húmicos+caulinita, ácidos húmicos+ goethita e ácidos húmicos+ferridrita; o extrator utili...

  3. Clinicopathologic factors associated with de novo metastatic breast cancer.

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    Shen, Tiansheng; Siegal, Gene P; Wei, Shi

    2016-12-01

    While breast cancers with distant metastasis at presentation (de novo metastasis) harbor significantly inferior clinical outcomes, there have been limited studies analyzing the clinicopathologic characteristics in this subset of patients. In this study, we analyzed 6126 breast cancers diagnosed between 1998 and 2013 to identify factors associated with de novo metastatic breast cancer. When compared to patients without metastasis at presentation, race, histologic grade, estrogen/progesterone receptor (ER/PR) and HER2 statuses were significantly associated with de novo metastasis in the entire cohort, whereas age, histologic grade, PR and HER2 status were the significant parameters in the subset of patients with locally advanced breast cancer (Stage IIB/III). The patients with de novo metastatic breast cancer had a significant older mean age and a lower proportion of HER2-positive tumors when compared to those with metastatic recurrence. Further, the HER2-rich subtype demonstrated a drastically higher incidence of de novo metastasis when compared to the luminal and triple-negative breast cancers in the entire cohort [odds ratio (OR)=5.68 and 2.27, respectively] and in the patients with locally advanced disease (OR=4.02 and 2.12, respectively), whereas no significant difference was seen between de novo metastatic cancers and those with metastatic recurrence. Moreover, the luminal and HER2-rich subtypes showed bone-seeking (OR=1.92) and liver-homing (OR=2.99) characteristics, respectively, for the sites of de novo metastasis, while the latter was not observed in those with metastatic recurrence. Our data suggest that an algorithm incorporating clinicopathologic factors, especially histologic grade and receptor profile, remains of significant benefit during decision making in newly diagnosed breast cancer in the pursuit of precision medicine. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  4. ONU: velhos problemas novos desafios

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    KARIN COSTA VASQUEZ

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A grande quantidade de crises enfrenta pela Organização das Nações Unidas recentemente contribuiu enormente para o aumento da desilusão com relação à essa instituição. Nesse sentido o presente artigo busca oferecer um panorama da ONU,tendo como focos os antigos problemas a serem enfrentados e os novos constrangimentos que ela deverá enfrentar.

  5. Pb(II) and Hg(II) binding to $\\textit{de novo}$ designed proteins studied by $^{204m}$Pb- and $^{199m}$Hg-Perturbed Angular Correlation of $\\gamma$-rays (PAC) spectroscopy : Clues to heavy metal toxicity

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    2002-01-01

    $\\textit{De novo}$ design of proteins combined with PAC spectroscopy offers a unique and powerful approach to the study of fundamental chemistry of heavy metal-protein interactions, and thus of the mechanisms underlying heavy metal toxicity. In this project we focus on Pb(II) and Hg(II) binding to designed three stranded coiled coil proteins with one or two binding sites, mimicking a variety of naturally occurring thiolate-rich metal ion binding sites in proteins. The $^{204m}$Pb- and $^{199m}$Hg-PAC experiments will complement data already recorded with EXAFS, NMR, UV-Vis and CD spectroscopies.

  6. Genome editing as a tool to achieve the crop ideotype and de novo domestication of wild relatives: Case study in tomato.

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    Zsögön, Agustin; Cermak, Tomas; Voytas, Dan; Peres, Lázaro Eustáquio Pereira

    2017-03-01

    The ideotype is a theoretical model of an archetypal cultivated plant. Recent progress in genome editing is aiding the pursuit of this ideal in crop breeding. Breeding is relatively straightforward when the traits in question are monogenic in nature and show Mendelian inheritance. Conversely, traits with a diffuse, polygenic basis such as abiotic stress resistance are more difficult to harness. In recent years, many genes have been identified that are important for plant domestication and act by increasing yield, grain or fruit size or altering plant architecture. Here, we propose that (a) key monogenic traits whose physiology has been unveiled can be molecularly tailored to achieve the ideotype; and (b) wild relatives of crops harboring polygenic stress resistance genes or other traits of interest could be de novo domesticated by manipulating monogenic yield-related traits through state-of-the-art gene editing techniques. An overview of the genomic and physiological challenges in the world's main staple crops is provided. We focus on tomato and its wild Solanum (section Lycopersicon) relatives as a suitable model for molecular design in the pursuit of the ideotype for elite cultivars and to test de novo domestication of wild relatives. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. International competitiveness of brazilian and paraná state`s coffe complex / Competitividade internacional do complexo cafeeiro brasileiro e paranaense

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    Marcela Vasques Cintra

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this article is to analyze the determinants aspects of the competitiveness of the exportations of the coffee complex in Paraná State between 1990 and 2003 . The study intends to systematize: the recent literature on the subject, focusing the competitiveness of the main products of the brazilian guideline of exportations. A critical review of literature was made about the theories of international trade and competitiveness. It was characterized the dynamics of the complex of Brazilian coffee. The article identifies the competitive advantages of the Paraná coffee (green, roasted, soluble and special in relation to the competing countries; discusses the barriers to imports imposed to the brazilian coffee by the importing countries, and ends with the possible public and private policies favorable to the competitiveness of the coffee exportations.O objetivo deste artigo é analisar os determinantes da competitividade das exportações do complexo cafeeiro paranaense entre 1990 e 2003. O estudo pretende sistematizar: a literatura recente sobre o tema, enfocando a competitividade de um dos principais produtos da pauta de exportações brasileira e do Paraná. Realizou-se a revisão crítica da literatura das teorias do comércio internacional e da competitividade e em seguida, caracterizou-se a dinâmica do complexo cafeeiro do brasileiro e paranaense. O artigo identifica as vantagens competitivas do café paranaense (verde, torrado, solúvel e especial em relação aos países concorrentes; discute as barreiras às importações impostas ao café brasileiro pelos países importadores; e finaliza com as possíveis políticas públicas e privadas favoráveis à competitividade das exportações de café.

  8. Síntese, caracterização e estudo das propriedades de um novo complexo mononuclear contendo quercetina e íon Ga(III

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    Vanessa do Nascimento Simões

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Flavonoids are one of the most important compound groups applied as medicine given their antioxidant properties, but several intrinsic properties can be improved through structural modifications to their molecules. Here, the synthesis and characterization of a new gallium (III complex with quercetin is described. Electrochemical properties, as well as antioxidant and cytotoxic activities, were investigated and compared to the free flavonoid molecule. The mononuclear complex obtained, [Ga(C15H9O73].2H2O.2CH3OH.CH3CH2OH, seems more active as a DPPH radical scavenger given its lower oxidation potential compared to quercetin. The new complex cytotoxic responses have shown to be more effective than those of the free flavonoid and of lapachol used as a control.

  9. Novos paradigmas literários

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    Denise Azevedo Duarte Guimarães

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo estuda a emergência de novos paradigmas literários, procurando refletir acerca das textualidades contemporâneas. Focaliza os hipertextos informatizados e a poesia multimídia, com o intuito de desvendar como estão sendo criados novos procedimentos expressivos e em que medida eles podem ser identificados com reflexões teóricas anteriores acerca do texto literário impresso. Remete a questões ligadas à leitura dos diferentes tipos de signos e aos modos como eles se integram para a constituição dessas novíssimas linguagens híbridas em novos suportes.El artículo estudia la emergencia de nuevos paradigmas literarios, procurando reflejar acerca de las textualidades contemporáneas. Enfoca los hipertextos informatizados y la poesía multimedia, intentando desvendar cómo están siendo creados nuevos procedimientos expresivos y en qué medida ellos pueden ser identificados a reflexiones teóricas anteriores acerca del texto literario impreso. Remite a cuestiones ligadas a la lectura de los diferentes tipos de signos y a los modos cómo ellos se interaccionan para la constitución de los novísimos lenguajes híbridos en nuevos supuestos.This article investigates the emergence of new literary paradigms as it tries to understand new contemporary textualities. It analyses some hypertexts and multimedia poetry trying to trace how new expressive procedures are being created. How can these new languages be identified and what are their relations to previous theories which dealt with the literary printed text? This study approaches questions linked to the reading of different types of signs and the modes they function towards the fabrication of these new hybrid languages.

  10. Modeling de novo granulation of anaerobic sludge.

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    Doloman, Anna; Varghese, Honey; Miller, Charles D; Flann, Nicholas S

    2017-07-17

    A unique combination of mechanical, physiochemical and biological forces influences granulation during processes of anaerobic digestion. Understanding this process requires a systems biology approach due to the need to consider not just single-cell metabolic processes, but also the multicellular organization and development of the granule. In this computational experiment, we address the role that physiochemical and biological processes play in granulation and provide a literature-validated working model of anaerobic granule de novo formation. The agent-based model developed in a cDynoMiCs simulation environment successfully demonstrated a de novo granulation in a glucose fed system, with the average specific methanogenic activity of 1.11 ml C H 4 /g biomass and formation of a 0.5 mm mature granule in 33 days. The simulated granules exhibit experimental observations of radial stratification: a central dead core surrounded by methanogens then encased in acidogens. Practical application of the granulation model was assessed on the anaerobic digestion of low-strength wastewater by measuring the changes in methane yield as experimental configuration parameters were systematically searched. In the model, the emergence of multicellular organization of anaerobic granules from randomly mixed population of methanogens and acidogens was observed and validated. The model of anaerobic de novo granulation can be used to predict the morphology of the anaerobic granules in a alternative substrates of interest and to estimate methane potential of the resulting microbial consortia. The study demonstrates a successful integration of a systems biology approach to model multicellular systems with the engineering of an efficient anaerobic digestion system.

  11. Study Protocol: A Pilot Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of Induction-Therapy, De Novo MPA and Delayed mTOR-Inhibition in Liver Transplant Recipients with Impaired Renal Function. PATRON-Study

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    Schnitzbauer Andreas A

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patients undergoing liver transplantation with preexisting renal dysfunction are prone to further renal impairment with the early postoperative use of Calcineurin-inhibitors. However, there is only little scientific evidence for the safety and efficacy of de novo CNI free "bottom-up" regimens in patients with impaired renal function undergoing liver transplantation. This is a single-center study pilot-study (PATRON07 investigating safety and efficacy of CNI-free, "bottom-up" immunosuppressive (IS strategy in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT with renal impairment prior to LT. Methods/Design Patients older than 18 years with renal impairment at the time of liver transplantation eGFR 1.5 mg/dL will be included. Patients in will receive a CNI-free combination therapy (basiliximab, MMF, steroids and delayed Sirolimus. Primary endpoint is the incidence of steroid resistant acute rejection within the first 30 days after LT. The study is designed as prospective two-step trial requiring a maximum of 29 patients. In the first step, 9 patients will be included. If 8 or more patients show no signs of biopsy proven steroid resistant rejection, additional 20 patients will be included. If in the second step a total of 27 or more patients reach the primary endpoint the regimen is regarded to be safe and efficient. Discussion If a CNI-free-"bottom-up" IS strategy is safe and effective, this may be an innovative concept in contrast to classic top-down strategies that could improve the patient short and long-time renal function as well as overall complications and survival after LT. The results of PATRON07 may be the basis for a large multicenter RCT investigating the new "bottom-up" immunosuppressive strategy in patients with poor renal function prior to LT. http://www.clinicaltrials.gov-identifier: NCT00604357

  12. Comprehensive transcriptomic study on horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum): De novo assembly, functional characterization and comparative analysis in relation to drought stress.

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    Bhardwaj, Jyoti; Chauhan, Rohit; Swarnkar, Mohit Kumar; Chahota, Rakesh Kumar; Singh, Anil Kumar; Shankar, Ravi; Yadav, Sudesh Kumar

    2013-09-23

    Drought tolerance is an attribute maintained in plants by cross-talk between multiple and cascading metabolic pathways. Without a sequenced genome available for horse gram, it is difficult to comprehend such complex networks and intercalated genes associated with drought tolerance of horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum). Therefore, de novo transcriptome discovery and associated analyses was done for this highly drought tolerant yet under exploited legume to decipher its genetic makeup. Eight samples comprising of shoot and root tissues of two horse gram genotypes (drought-sensitive; M-191 and drought-tolerant; M-249) were used for comparison under control and polyethylene glycol-induced drought stress conditions. Using Illumina sequencing technology, a total of 229,297,896 paired end read pairs were generated and utilized for de novo assembly of horse gram. Significant BLAST hits were obtained for 26,045 transcripts while, 3,558 transcripts had no hits but contained important conserved domains. A total of 21,887 unigenes were identified. SSRs containing sequences covered 16.25% of the transcriptome with predominant tri- and mono-nucleotides (43%). The total GC content of the transcriptome was found to be 43.44%. Under Gene Ontology response to stimulus, DNA binding and catalytic activity was highly expressed during drought stress conditions. Serine/threonine protein kinase was found to dominate in Enzyme Classification while pathways belonging to ribosome metabolism followed by plant pathogen interaction and plant hormone signal transduction were predominant in Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes analysis. Independent search on plant metabolic network pathways suggested valine degradation, gluconeogenesis and purine nucleotide degradation to be highly influenced under drought stress in horse gram. Transcription factors belonging to NAC, MYB-related, and WRKY families were found highly represented under drought stress. qRT-PCR validated the expression profile for

  13. Uso da proteção do complexo dentino-pulpar por discentes de odontologia

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    Daiane Casarin

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available A proteção do complexo dentino pulpar depende de vários fatores, dentre eles, a idade do paciente, a condição pulpar prévia e a profundidade da lesão cariosa ou mesmo do preparo cavitário. Os materiais utilizados para a proteção, por sua vez, devem ser biocompatíveis, ter capacidade de induzir a formação de dentina reparadora dentre outros requisitos. O objetivo deste estudo foi conhecer o material de proteção do complexo dentino pulpar utilizado pelos discentes de odontologia tanto em nível de graduação, bem como em nível de pós-graduação. A metodologia utilizada foi quantitativa observacional do tipo descritiva e não probabilística, a qual envolveu 125 estudantes do último ano de graduação em odontologia e cirurgiões dentistas cursando pós-graduação em Dentística Restauradora em centros de estudos da cidade de Passo Fundo. A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio de um questionário adaptado de Takanashi (4 e os resultados foram analisados descritivamente no Excel, sendo que para cavidades rasas 88,8 % dos profissionais usam técnica adesiva convencional, cavidades médias 60,8% também opta por técnica adesiva convencional, para cavidades profundas 50,4% usa Hidróxido de Cálcio e nos casos de exposição pulpar 59,2% faz uso de pó de Hidróxido de Cálcio. Pode-se concluir que o hidróxido de cálcio foi o material de proteção pulpar mais usado tanto nas cavidades profundas, bem como, nas com exposição pulpar, já em cavidades médias e rasas a maioria optou por técnica adesiva convencional.

  14. Contribution to the study of 14C-acetate as the precursor of aminoacids in detached leaves of coffee (Coffea arabica cv. Mundo Novo)

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    Brasil, O.G.

    1975-01-01

    Labelled acetates with 14 C were used as the forerunner of aminoacids in leaves of coffee (Coffea arabica cv Mundo Novo). Leaves with the labelled acetates were incubated and released CO 2 was retained in paper discs with hiamine for further radioactivity detection. Separated proteins furnished 13 amino-acids through acid hidrolysis, all of them were identified by bidimensional filter paper chromatography. Through the obtained results it is possible to conclude that acetates are metabolized by the leafs and are related to the processes of leaf synthesis. It was possible to show that an utilization of acetate for energetical production via Krebs cycle was donne. The obtained conclusions show too that methylic carbon was more incorporated than carboxylic carbon [pt

  15. Oxidação de catecóis promovida por complexos binucleares de cobre(II)

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Físicas e Matemáticas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Química, Florianópolis, 2013 Neste trabalho apresenta-se a síntese de dois complexos binucleares de cobre(II), [LClCuII(?-OH)2CuII].(ClO4)2 (1), publicado recentemente (Massoud, Louka et al., 2011) e [HLenCuII(?-OH)2CuII(H2O)2].(ClO4)3 (2), inédito, como modelos estruturais e funcionais da enzima catecol oxidase. Os complexos foram caracterizados por di...

  16. A Public Trial De Novo

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    Vedel, Jane Bjørn; Gad, Christopher

    2011-01-01

    This article addresses the concept of “industrial interests” and examines its role in a topical controversy about a large research grant from a private foundation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, to the University of Copenhagen. The authors suggest that the debate took the form of a “public trial......” where the grant and close(r) intermingling between industry and public research was prosecuted and defended. First, the authors address how the grant was framed in the media. Second, they redescribe the case by introducing new “evidence” that, because of this framing, did not reach “the court...

  17. Constrained De Novo Sequencing of Peptides with Application to Conotoxins

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    Bhatia, Swapnil; Kil, Yong J.; Ueberheide, Beatrix; Chait, Brian; Tayo, Lemmuel L.; Cruz, Lourdes J.; Lu, Bingwen; Yates, John R.; Bern, Marshall

    We describe algorithms for incorporating prior sequence knowledge into the candidate generation stage of de novo peptide sequencing by tandem mass spectrometry. We focus on two types of prior knowledge: homology to known sequences encoded by a regular expression or position-specific score matrix, and amino acid content encoded by a multiset of required residues. We show an application to de novo sequencing of cone snail toxins, which are molecules of special interest as pharmaceutical leads and as probes to study ion channels. Cone snail toxins usually contain 2, 4, 6, or 8 cysteine residues, and the number of residues can be determined by a relatively simple mass spectrometry experiment. We show here that the prior knowledge of the number of cysteines in a precursor ion is highly advantageous for de novo sequencing.

  18. Complexo primário da paracoccidioidomicose e hipereosinofilia Primary complex of paracoccidioidomycosis and hypereosinophilia

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    Roberto Martinez

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A infecção primária por Paracoccidioides brasiliensis é observada raramente. Um paciente masculino de 28 anos de idade apresentou febre, sintomas respiratórios e indisposição durante três meses. Exames radiológicos evidenciaram infiltrado pulmonar apical bilateral, pleurite à direita e linfadenomegalia hilar. O paciente apresentava leucocitose, intensa eosinofilia e títulos crescentes de anticorpos séricos anti-P. brasiliensis. Até onde sabemos, este é o primeiro relato do complexo primário da paracoccidioidomicose, associado com hipereosinofilia, apresentado por um adulto previamente hígido.Primary infection with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis has rarely been observed. A 28-year-old male patient presented with a three-month history of fever, respiratory symptoms and malaise. Chest X-rays revealed bilateral apical infiltrates, right pleuritis and hilar lymphadenomegaly. The patient presented with leukocytosis, severe eosinophilia and increasing titers of anti-P. brasiliensis antibodies in serum. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the primary pulmonary lymph node complex of paracoccidioidomycosis accompanied by hypereosinophilia and affecting a previously healthy adult.

  19. Estudo das parasitoses intestinais e da infecção chagásica no Município de Novo Airão, Estado do Amazonas, Brasil Cross-sectional study of intestinal parasites and Chagas' disease in the Municipality of Novo Airão, State of Amazonas, Brazil

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    Marcio N. Boia

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo seccional descritivo em uma amostra sistemática por conglomerado de uma em cada dez famílias residentes na sede do Município de Novo Airão, na meso-região norte do Estado do Amazonas, a 250 quilômetros de Manaus por via fluvial. De cada um dos residentes nos 89 domicílios da amostra foram solicitadas fezes para exame pelos métodos de sedimentação de Lutz e pelo Baermann-Moraes-Coutinho e colhido sangue por punção venosa para testes de ELISA e imunofluorescência para pesquisa de anticorpos anti-Trypanosoma cruzi. O exame de 316 amostras de fezes mostrou 87,6% com um ou mais parasitos: 35,1% com Ascaris lumbricoides, 29,1% com Entamoeba histolytica, 17,4% com Giardia lamblia e outros parasitos com menor prevalência. Estes resultados foram correlacionados com a falta de saneamento e de suprimento de água tratada. De 346 soros examinados 16 (4,6% foram reativos para anticorpos anti-Trypanosoma cruzi, mas somente em três deles houve correlação entre este resultado e o contacto das pessoas com triatomíneos silvestres, conhecidos localmente como "piolho da piaçava".A cross-sectional study was performed on the residents of one in every ten households in the town of Novo Airão, in the northern meso-region of the State of Amazonas, 250 kilometers from Manaus by riverboat. A family cluster sample of 89 dwellings was studied. A stool sample was requested from each of the inhabitants for examination using the Lutz sedimentation and Baermann-Moraes-Coutinho techniques, and blood was taken by venous puncture for Trypanosoma cruzi ELISA antibody testing and immunofluorescence. From a total of 316 stool samples, 87.6% had one or more parasites: Ascaris lumbricoides (35.1%, Entamoeba histolytica (29.1%, Giardia lamblia (17.4%, and other parasites with lower prevalence rates. These results were directly correlated with lack of sanitation and clean water supply. Of the 346 sera examined, 16 (4.6% were reactive to T

  20. Desenvolvimento industrial e conflitos de terra: desafios do desenvolvimento local frente à questão fundiária entre a comunidade de Massangana e o Complexo Industrial de Suape-PE

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    Hélio de Vasconcelos Lemos

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo buscou minimizar a escassez de análises em torno do impacto de um grande programa industrial – o Complexo Industrial de Suape – sobre os territórios que o circundam e teve como objetivo geral analisar as influências do referido complexo industrial sobre o cotidiano da comunidade de Massangana no Município do Cabo de Santo Agostinho-PE. Para isso, foram tomados, como categoria de análise, o cotidiano desta população, e, como método investigativo, a história de vida dos entrevistados para a compreensão dos acontecimentos locais. O artigo foi produzido no contexto de conclusão do Curso de Mestrado em Extensão Rural e Desenvolvimento Local pela Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco – UFRPE. Entre os resultados da pesquisa é possível afirmar que a maioria dos trabalhadores de Massangana tem optado por não seguir a tradição do trabalho agrícola local de outrora, em função da incerteza quanto à posse de suas terras devido ao conflito fundiário existente entre estes e o Complexo Industrial de Suape. Ao final deste estudo, foi constatado que a dificuldade de trabalhar a terra, associada à falta de utilização da mão de obra desta população pelo complexo industrial, impede de forma considerável a concretização do desenvolvimento local em Massangana. Abstract INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND CONFLICTS: LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FACING LAND QUESTIONS BETWEEN MASSANGANA COMMUNITY AND INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX OF SUAPE – PE The study aims to analyze how the Industrial Complex in Suape influences the Massangana Community’s way of life and their occupational and professional opportunities in Cabo de Santo Agostinho-PE, in a local development perspective. Taking daily life as one of the categories of analysis, the research tried to understand, by the method fife history, how this industrial complex has influenced the Massangana population to abandon the old agricultural practices, to look for professional

  1. De novo structural modeling and computational sequence analysis ...

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    Jane

    2011-07-25

    Jul 25, 2011 ... Our study was aimed towards computational proteomic analysis and 3D structural modeling of this novel bacteriocin protein encoded by the earlier aforementioned gene. Different bioinformatics tools and machine learning techniques were used for protein structural classification. De novo protein modeling ...

  2. Illumina-based de novo transcriptome sequencing and analysis of ...

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    2017-12-18

    Dec 18, 2017 ... In the present study, we used Illumina HiSeq technology to perform de novo assembly of heart and musk gland transcriptomes from the Chinese forest musk deer. A total of 239,383 transcripts and 176,450 unigenes were obtained, of which 37,329 unigenes were matched to known sequences in the NCBI ...

  3. Illumina-based de novo transcriptome sequencing and analysis

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    In the present study, we used Illumina HiSeq technology to perform de novo assembly of heart and musk gland transcriptomes from the Chinese forest musk deer. A total of 239,383 transcripts and 176,450 unigenes were obtained, of which 37,329 unigenes were matched to known sequences in the NCBI nonredundant ...

  4. Engineering and introduction of de novo disulphide bridges in ...

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    The engineeringof de novo disulphide bridges has been explored as a means to increase the thermal stability of enzymes in the rationalmethod of protein engineering. In this study, Disulphide by Design software, homology modelling and moleculardynamics simulations were used to select appropriate amino acid pairs for ...

  5. Genes from scratch--the evolutionary fate of de novo genes.

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    Schlötterer, Christian

    2015-04-01

    Although considered an extremely unlikely event, many genes emerge from previously noncoding genomic regions. This review covers the entire life cycle of such de novo genes. Two competing hypotheses about the process of de novo gene birth are discussed as well as the high death rate of de novo genes. Despite the high death rate, some de novo genes are retained and remain functional, even in distantly related species, through their integration into gene networks. Further studies combining gene expression with ribosome profiling in multiple populations across different species will be instrumental for an improved understanding of the evolutionary processes operating on de novo genes. Copyright © 2015 The Author. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  6. Response monitoring in de novo patients with Parkinson's disease.

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    Rita Willemssen

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD is accompanied by dysfunctions in a variety of cognitive processes. One of these is error processing, which depends upon phasic decreases of medial prefrontal dopaminergic activity. Until now, there is no study evaluating these processes in newly diagnosed, untreated patients with PD ("de novo PD". METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here we report large changes in performance monitoring processes using event-related potentials (ERPs in de novo PD-patients. The results suggest that increases in medial frontal dopaminergic activity after an error (Ne are decreased, relative to age-matched controls. In contrast, neurophysiological processes reflecting general motor response monitoring (Nc are enhanced in de novo patients. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: It may be hypothesized that the Nc-increase is at costs of dopaminergic activity after an error; on a functional level errors may not always be detected and correct responses sometimes be misinterpreted as errors. This pattern differs from studies examining patients with a longer history of PD and may reflect compensatory processes, frequently occurring in pre-manifest stages of PD. From a clinical point of view the clearly attenuated Ne in the de novo PD patients may prove a useful additional tool for the early diagnosis of basal ganglia dysfunction in PD.

  7. Cardiovascular dysautonomia in de novo Parkinson's disease without orthostatic hypotension.

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    Oka, H; Toyoda, C; Yogo, M; Mochio, S

    2011-02-01

    Clinical symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) include not only motor distress, but also autonomic dysfunction. To study the characteristics of subclinical autonomic nervous dysfunction in de novo PD without orthostatic hypotension (OH). Autonomic nervous function including cardiac sympathetic gain was evaluated on the basis of cardiac radioiodinated metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) uptake, the response to the Valsalva maneuver, and spectral analyses of the RR interval and blood pressure in 20 patients with de novo PD without OH. Decreased cardiac MIBG uptake was found even in patients with PD without OH. Hemodynamic studies using the Valsalva maneuver revealed that patients with PD without OH had preserved baroreceptor reflex sensitivity in phase II and phase IV. Blood pressures normally responded in early and late phase II, but not in phase IV. Blood pressure recovery time was slightly reduced in patients with PD without OH when compared with the value in controls. The low frequency component of the RR interval and systolic blood pressure and the ratio of RR-LF to RR-HF in de novo PD without OH were significantly reduced when compared with the control values, whereas the high frequency component of the RR interval did not differ significantly. These results show that latent cardiac and vasomotor sympathetic dysfunction but not parasympathetic dysfunction is already present in early stage de novo PD, even without orthostatic hypotension. © 2010 The Author(s). European Journal of Neurology © 2010 EFNS.

  8. A new morphometric study of Carioca Lake, Parque Estadual do Rio Doce (PERD, Minas Gerais State, Brazil = Novo estudo morfométrico da lagoa Carioca, Parque Estadual do Rio Doce (PERD, Estado de Minas Gerais

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    José Fernandes Bezerra-Neto

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Carioca Lake is located within the limits of the Rio Doce State Park, in the eastern part of the state of Minas Gerais. This park, one of the largest natural reserves of the Atlantic Rain Forest in Brazil, is a hotspot of tropical biodiversity. The purpose of this study was to update existing information on the bathymetry and morphometric features of the lake, using differential GPS (DGPS technology for data collection, coupled to a digital echo sounder. The bathymetry was based on the acquisition of 1106 points, where the depths as well as the geographic coordinates were obtained. The new study allowed the refinement of existing primary and secondary morphometric data for this lake.A lagoa Carioca está localizada nos limites do Parque Estadual do Rio Doce (PERD, na região leste do Estado de Minas Gerais. Este parque, uma das maiores reservas naturais da Mata Atlântica no Brasil, é um hotspot da biodiversidade. Este trabalho tem por objetivo elaborar um novo mapeamento batimétrico e descrever as características morfométricas deste ambiente utilizando a tecnologia do GPS diferencial (DGPS para coleta dos dados de localização geográfica em conjunto com uma ecossonda digital, equipamento para coleta das informações de profundidade. O levantamento batimétrico da lagoa Carioca foi baseado num total de 1106 pontos com profundidade e localização conhecidas, obtidas com precisão submétrica. O novo estudo permitiu o refinamento dos dados morfométricos primários e secundários existentes para este lago.

  9. O consumismo como um novo iluminismo

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    Santos, Eduardo Alexandre Amaral dos

    2006-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Produção. O presente trabalho de pesquisa, com base em referências teóricas, investiga e identifica os mecanismos pelos quais o consumismo, amplamente amparado pelos meios de comunicação de massa, tornou-se um complexo significante do modo de vida na sociedade contemporânea. Para chegar a tais resultados foram mapeadas as raízes da cultura de consumo, bem como...

  10. De novo peroxisome biogenesis: Evolving concepts and conundrums.

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    Agrawal, Gaurav; Subramani, Suresh

    2016-05-01

    Peroxisomes proliferate by growth and division of pre-existing peroxisomes or could arise de novo. Though the de novo pathway of peroxisome biogenesis is a more recent discovery, several studies have highlighted key mechanistic details of the pathway. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the primary source of lipids and proteins for the newly-formed peroxisomes. More recently, an intricate sorting process functioning at the ER has been proposed, that segregates specific PMPs first to peroxisome-specific ER domains (pER) and then assembles PMPs selectively into distinct pre-peroxisomal vesicles (ppVs) that later fuse to form import-competent peroxisomes. In addition, plausible roles of the three key peroxins Pex3, Pex16 and Pex19, which are also central to the growth and division pathway, have been suggested in the de novo process. In this review, we discuss key developments and highlight the unexplored avenues in de novo peroxisome biogenesis. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Control of Cell Fate Reprogramming Towards De Novo Shoot Organogenesis.

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    Tian, Xin; Zhang, Chen; Xu, Jian

    2017-12-23

    Many plants have a high regenerative capacity, which can be used to induce de novo organogenesis and produce various valuable plant species and products. In the classic 2-step protocol for de novo shoot organogenesis, small pieces of plant parts or tissues known as explants are initially cultured on an auxin-rich medium to produce a cell mass called callus. Upon transfer to a cytokinin-rich medium, a subpopulation of cells within the callus acquire shoot cell fate and subsequently develop into a fertile shoot. Cell fate reprogramming during de novo organogenesis is thus recognized as the decisive step to progressively acquire new cell types, in response to a change in the levels of plant hormones auxin and cytokinin. Currently, the molecular mechanisms underlying the onset and completion of cell fate reprogramming remains partly understood. In this review, we sought to summarize the most recent progress made in the study of cell fate reprogramming during de novo shoot organogenesis, and highlight the critical roles of epigenetic and transcription factors in the developmental timing of cell fate reprogramming. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  12. Complexo mineral e vitamínico em dietas para alevinos de tilápia-do-nilo

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    M. S. S. Sanchez

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar dietas suplementadas com diferentes níveis de complexo mineral e vitamínico, sobre os parâmetros produtivos, endimento de carcaça, índices somáticos e hematológicos de alevinos de tilápia-do-Nilo. Foram utilizados 540 alevinos de tilápia-do-Nilo com peso médio de 0,91 ± 0,07 g, distribuídos ao acaso em 18 tanques-rede de 1 m³. O período experimental teve duração de 116 dias, nos quais os peixes foram alimentados duas vezes ao dia com dietas suplementadas com diferentes níveis de complexo mineral e vitamínico (0; 0,25; 0,50;1,0; 2,0 e 4,0%. Foi observado efeito linear (P0,05 o rendimento da carcaça, índice hepatossomático e sobrevivência dos peixes. Os parâmetros hematológicos avaliados (hemoglobina, hematócrito, hemoglobina corpuscular média e volume corpuscular médio foram superiores (P<0,05 para os peixes alimentados com dieta contendo 4,0% de suplementação, exceto para eritrócitos e concentração de hemoglobina corpuscular média. A suplementação de 1,0% do complexo mineral/vitamínico permite o desenvolvimento satisfatório dos alevinos de tilápia-do-Nilo, embora o nível de 4,0% de suplementação permita aos peixes, expressarem seu máximo potencial produtivo sem afetar o processo de hematopoiese.

  13. De novo acute myeloid leukemia with inv(3)(q21q26.2) or t(3;3)(q21;q26.2): a clinicopathologic and cytogenetic study of an entity recently added to the WHO classification.

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    Sun, Jianlan; Konoplev, Sergej N; Wang, Xuemei; Cui, Wei; Chen, Su S; Medeiros, L Jeffrey; Lin, Pei

    2011-03-01

    Acute myeloid leukemia with inv(3)(q21q26.2) or t(3;3)(q21;q26.2) is a rare type of leukemia recently added to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification scheme. In this study, we analyzed the clinicopathologic and cytogenetic features of 30 cases of de novo acute myeloid leukemia with inv(3)/t(3;3). The median patient age was 53 years (range, 27-77 years). The platelet count was variable (range, 21-597 × 10(9)/l, median: 128 × 10(9)/l), and two (6.7%) patients presented with thrombocytosis (>450 × 10(9)/l). Morphologically, these neoplasms showed a spectrum of findings. Myelomonocytic differentiation was most common in 11 (37%) cases. Morphological evidence of dysplasia was observed in at least one lineage in 23 of 25 (92%) cases in which maturing elements could be assessed. In all, 5 (17%) patients had isolated inv(3) or t(3;3) and 25 (83%) patients had additional cytogenetic abnormalities, most often monosomy 7 (40%). Eleven (37%) patients had a complex karyotype (≥ 3 additional abnormalities). FLT3 gene mutation by internal tandem duplication was identified in 2 of 23 (9%) cases assessed. No clinical, pathological, or cytogenetic features independent of inv(3) or t(3;3) correlated with a worse outcome. However, patients treated with allogeneic stem cell transplantation (n=11) had a significantly better survival than did those treated with chemotherapy alone (n=17) (13.8 vs 8.0 months, P=0.041). We conclude that de novo acute myeloid leukemia associated with inv(3)/t(3;3) is an aggressive type of leukemia regardless of morphological or karyotypic findings, supporting the inclusion of this disease as a specific entity defined by inv(3)/t(3;3) in the WHO classification. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation seems to improve outcome in patients with this disease.

  14. De novo acute myeloid leukemia with 20-29% blasts is less aggressive than acute myeloid leukemia with ≥30% blasts in older adults: a Bone Marrow Pathology Group study.

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    Hasserjian, Robert Paul; Campigotto, Federico; Klepeis, Veronica; Fu, Bin; Wang, Sa A; Bueso-Ramos, Carlos; Cascio, Michael Joseph; Rogers, Heesun Joyce; Hsi, Eric Darryl; Soderquist, Craig; Bagg, Adam; Yan, Jiong; Ochs, Rachel; Orazi, Attilio; Moore, Frank; Mahmoud, Amer; George, Tracy Irene; Foucar, Kathryn; Odem, Jamie; Booth, Cassie; Morice, William; DeAngelo, Daniel J; Steensma, David; Stone, Richard Maury; Neuberg, Donna; Arber, Daniel Alan

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    It is controversial whether acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with 20-29% bone marrow (BM) blasts, formerly referred to as refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation (RAEBT), should be considered AML or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) for the purposes of treatment and prognostication. We retrospectively studied 571 de novo AML in patients aged >50 years, including 142 RAEBT and 429 with ≥30% blasts (AML30), as well as 151 patients with 10-19% BM blasts (RAEB2). RAEBT patients were older and had lower white blood count, but higher hemoglobin, platelet count, and karyotype risk scores compared to AML30, while these features were similar to RAEB2. FLT3 and NPM1 mutations and monocytic morphology occurred more commonly in AML30 than in RAEBT. RAEBT patients were treated less often with induction therapy than AML30, whereas allogeneic stem cell transplant frequency was similar. The median and 4-year OS of RAEBT patients were longer than those of AML30 patients (20.5 vs 12.0 months and 28.6% vs 20.4%, respectively, P = 0.003); this difference in OS was manifested in patients in the intermediate UKMRC karyotype risk group, whereas OS of RAEBT patients and AML30 patients in the adverse karyotype risk group were not significantly different. Multivariable analysis showed that RAEBT (P < 0.0001), hemoglobin (P = 0.005), UKMRC karyotype risk group (P = 0.002), normal BM karyotype (P = 0.004), treatment with induction therapy (P < 0.0001), and stem cell transplant (P < 0.0001) were associated with longer OS. Our findings favor considering de novo RAEBT as a favorable prognostic subgroup of AML. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  15. Estudo voltamétrico do complexo de cobre(II com o ligante vermelho de alizarina S, adsorvido na superfície do eletrodo de grafite pirolítico Voltammetric study of complex of copper (II with alizarin red S ligand, absorbed on surface of pyrolytic graphite electrode

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    Victor E. Mouchrek Filho

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    Full Text Available The alizarin red S (ARS has been used as a spectrophotometric reagent of several metals for a long time. Now this alizarin has been used as modifier agent of electrodes, for voltammetric analyses. In this work cyclic voltammetry experiments was accomplished on closed circuit, with the objective of studying the voltammetric behavior of alizarin red S adsorbed and of its copper complex, on the surface of the pyrolytic graphite electrode. These studies showed that ARS strongly adsorbs on the surface of this electrode. This adsorption was used to immobilize ions copper(II from the solution.

  16. Concept of ecological corridors and agroforestal systems applied for the implementation of PETROBRAS punctual and linear projects: case study of COMPERJ (Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex); Conceito de corredores ecologicos e sistemas agroflorestais aplicados a implantacao de empreendimentos pontuais e lineares em ambito PETROBRAS: estudo de caso do COMPERJ (Complexo Petroquimico do Rio de Janeiro)

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    Secron, Marcelo B.; Mesquita, Ivan D.; Soares, Luiz Felipe R.; Almeida, Ronaldo Bento G. de; Fernandes, Renato; Dellamea, Giovani S. [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Nunes, Rodrigo T.; Pereira Junior, Edson Rodrigues [SEEBLA, Servicos de Engenharia Emilio Baumgart Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    The land use and human occupation realized with an indiscriminate form across many parts of the world, including Brazil, have been causing destruction of great amount of forest mass and green areas. These actions results an isolation of a forest reminder fragment, and in such case, along the time, these fragments become weak and debilitated, characterizing general biodiversity loss or its extinction, in a worse case. This study presents basic concepts of ecological corridors and agroforestal systems, showing the case study that will be implemented in COMPERJ (Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex), pointing the aspects that can be applied for PETROBRAS to offset impacts (biodiversity offsets concept) of punctual and linear projects. (author)

  17. Complexo distrofina-gllcoproteínas - a propósito de um doente com distrofia de Becker

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    Monteiro, Cecília; Taipa, Ricardo; Melo Pires, Manuel; Guimarães, António; Gonçalves, Ana Rita; Vieira, Emília; Santos, Rosário; Santos, Manuela

    2012-01-01

    Introdução: A distrofina faz parte do complexo distrofina-glicoproteínas (DAG - dystrophin associated glicoproteins) que inclui as sarcoglicanos α, β, y e δ, bem com as distroglicanos α e β. O estudo imunohistoquímico da biopsia muscular das distrofinopatias pode assim mostrar alterações na marcação não só da distrofina, como também das outras proteínas associadas. Caso clínico: Apresentamos um doente do sexo masculino com quadro clínico caracterizado por cãibras e dores musculares d...

  18. Estudo das interações entre o complexo polieletrolítico trimetilquitosana/carboximetilcelulose e Cu+2, ácido húmico e atrazina em solução aquosa Study of the interactions between the polyelectrolyte complex trimethylchitosan/carboxymethylcellulose and Cu+2, humic acid and atrazine in aqueous solution

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    Sergio P. Campana-Filho

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The polyelectrolyte complex (PEC resulting from the reaction of sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC and N,N,N-trimethylchitosan hydrochloride (TMQ was prepared and then characterized by infrared spectroscopy and energy dispersive X rays analysis. The interactions involving the PEC and Cu2+ ions, humic acid and atrazine in aqueous medium were studied. From the adsorption isotherms the maximum amount adsorbed (Xmax was determined as 61 mg Cu2+/g PEC, 171 mg humic acid/g PEC and 5 mg atrazine/g PEC. The results show that the CMC/TMQ complex has a high affinity for the studied species, indicating its potential application to remove them from aqueous media.

  19. Lyophilized kits of diamino dithiol compounds for labelling with {sup 99m}-technetium. Pharmacokinetics studies and distribution compartmental models of the related complexes; Conjuntos de reativos liofilizados de compostos diaminoditiolicos para marcacao com tecnecio-99m. Estudo farmacocinetico e elaboracao de modelos compartimentalizados dos respectivos complexos

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    The present work reflects the clinical interest for labelling diamino dithiol compounds with technetium-99m. Both chosen compounds, L,L-Ethylene dicysteine (L,L-EC) and L,L-Ethylene dicysteine diethyl esther (L,L-ECD) were obtained with relative good yield and characterized by IR and NMR. The study of labelling conditions with technetium-99m showed the influence of the type and mass of reducing agent as well as the pH on the formation of complexes with desired biological characteristics. Radiochemical purity was determined by thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Lyophilised kits of L,L-EC and L,L-ECD for labelling with {sup 99m}Tc were obtained, with stability superior to 120 days, when stored under refrigeration, enabling the kits marketing. The ideal formulation of the kits as well as the use of liquid nitrogen in the freezing process, determined the lyophilization success. Distribution biological studies of the {sup 99m}Tc complexes were performed on mice by invasive method and on bigger animals by scintigraphic evaluation. Biological distribution studies of the complex {sup 99m}Tc-L,L-EC showed fast blood clearance, with the elimination of about 90% of the administered dose after 60 minutes, almost exclusively by the urinary system. The biological distribution results were adjusted to a three compartmental distribution model, as expected for a radiopharmaceutical designed to renal dynamic studies, with tubular elimination. The complex interaction with renal tubular receptors is related with structural characteristics of the compound, more specifically with the presence and location of polar groups. In comparison with {sup 99m}Tc-L,L-EC, biological studies of the complex {sup 99m}Tc -L,L-ECD showed different distribution aspects, despite some structural similarities. The presence of ethyl groups confers to the complex neutrality and lipophilicity. It cross the intact blood brain barrier and is retained in the brain

  20. Utilização de efluente tratado em complexo industrial automotivo

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    Sandro Carlos Pohl

    Full Text Available RESUMO Neste trabalho, realizaram-se modificações nos sistemas produtivo e de tratamento de efluentes em um complexo industrial automotivo a fim de possibilitar a utilização do efluente tratado no sistema de torres de resfriamento. Inicialmente, realizou-se um balanço hídrico nos processos industriais para determinar o consumo de água e analisou-se a qualidade do efluente tratado quanto aos parâmetros físico-químicos em dois pontos do sistema de tratamento de efluentes: no decantador secundário (P1 do tratamento físico-químico e na saída da lagoa de polimento (P2. Essas análises mostraram que o efluente tratado no decantador secundário não tem capacidade de atender às especificações da água de circulação das torres de resfriamento sem a realização de muitas alterações em seu tratamento, optando-se pela utilização do efluente tratado na saída da lagoa de polimento após modificações, como: alteração na concentração de ácido fosfórico e de ácido nítrico da solução de limpeza dos tanques de fosfatização, elevação em 50% da capacidade de aeração da lagoa aerada e troca do coagulante sulfato de alumínio pelo cloreto férrico no tratamento físico-químico. Assim, os parâmetros do efluente tratado na lagoa de polimento aproximaram-se aos parâmetros especificados para água de torres de resfriamento. A introdução desse efluente na proporção de 40% do volume da água de circulação na torre de resfriamento resultou em elevação do ciclo de dureza e redução no ciclo de sílica. A utilização de um filtro abrandador na saída da lagoa de polimento proporcionou a redução dos parâmetros de qualidade da água para valores similares aos da água de recirculação nas torres de resfriamento.

  1. Desenvolvimento, complexo industrial da saúde e política industrial

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    Gadelha Carlos Augusto Grabois

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo situa a questão da saúde no contexto do desenvolvimento nacional e da política industrial. Tomou-se a idéia de corte estruturalista, marxista e schumpeteriano, onde a indústria e as inovações constituem os elementos determinantes do dinamismo das economias capitalistas e de sua posição relativa na economia mundial. Todos os países que se desenvolveram e passaram a competir em melhores condições com os países avançados associaram uma indústria forte com uma base endógena de conhecimento, de aprendizado e de inovação. Todavia, na área da saúde essa visão é problemática, uma vez que os interesses empresariais se movem pela lógica econômica do lucro e não para o atendimento das necessidades da saúde. A noção de complexo industrial da saúde constitui uma tentativa e fornecer um referencial teórico que permita articular duas lógicas distintas: a sanitária e a do desenvolvimento econômico. O trabalho procurou mostrar, com base em dados de comércio exterior, como a desconsideração da lógica do desenvolvimento nas políticas de saúde levou a uma situação de vulnerabilidade econômica do setor que pode limitar os objetivos de universalidade, eqüidade e integralidade. Nesse contexto, propõe-se uma ruptura cognitiva e política com as visões antagônicas que colocam, de um lado, as necessidades da saúde e, de outro, da indústria. Um país que pretende chegar a uma condição de desenvolvimento e de independência requer, ao mesmo tempo, indústrias fortes e inovadoras, e um sistema de saúde inclusivo e universal.

  2. Desenvolvimento, complexo industrial da saúde e política industrial

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    Carlos Augusto Grabois Gadelha

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available O artigo situa a questão da saúde no contexto do desenvolvimento nacional e da política industrial. Tomou-se a idéia de corte estruturalista, marxista e schumpeteriano, onde a indústria e as inovações constituem os elementos determinantes do dinamismo das economias capitalistas e de sua posição relativa na economia mundial. Todos os países que se desenvolveram e passaram a competir em melhores condições com os países avançados associaram uma indústria forte com uma base endógena de conhecimento, de aprendizado e de inovação. Todavia, na área da saúde essa visão é problemática, uma vez que os interesses empresariais se movem pela lógica econômica do lucro e não para o atendimento das necessidades da saúde. A noção de complexo industrial da saúde constitui uma tentativa e fornecer um referencial teórico que permita articular duas lógicas distintas: a sanitária e a do desenvolvimento econômico. O trabalho procurou mostrar, com base em dados de comércio exterior, como a desconsideração da lógica do desenvolvimento nas políticas de saúde levou a uma situação de vulnerabilidade econômica do setor que pode limitar os objetivos de universalidade, eqüidade e integralidade. Nesse contexto, propõe-se uma ruptura cognitiva e política com as visões antagônicas que colocam, de um lado, as necessidades da saúde e, de outro, da indústria. Um país que pretende chegar a uma condição de desenvolvimento e de independência requer, ao mesmo tempo, indústrias fortes e inovadoras, e um sistema de saúde inclusivo e universal.

  3. Terapia floral em gatos domésticos (Felis catus, Linnaeus, 1758 portadores do complexo da doença respiratória felina: estudo clínico e hematológico Flower therapy in domestic cats (Felis catus, Linnaeus, 1758 with feline respiratory disease complex: clinical and hematological study

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    R.F. Araújo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A terapia floral é considerada, atualmente, prática médica alternativa utilizada em diversas situações clínicas, constituindo possibilidade a mais de prevenção e cura de muitas doenças de natureza física e emocional. Este estudo objetivou pesquisar o efeito das essências do Sistema Brasileiro de Florais Compostos de Joel Aleixo num mesmo grupo de gatos domésticos com sinais clínicos sugestivos de Doença Respiratória Felina (DRF, tratados em diferentes momentos (M0, M1, M2, M3. Foram utilizados 20 gatos domésticos, de ambos os sexos, sem raça definida, com idade média de 5,63 ± 3,02 anos criados em gatil na UFRPE. Os animais foram submetidos ao tratamento com os florais por via oral em duas etapas. Na primeira etapa com os florais Desintus Total e Helminthus Total por 14 dias, e na segunda etapa com os florais Antibius e Regius por 28 dias. Os resultados observados, quanto aos aspectos clínicos, foram redução de secreção nasal, secreção ocular e estertores pulmonares; desaparecimento de sinais clínicos como fezes alteradas, úlceras na cavidade oral, pêlos eriçados e permanência da hipertrofia dos linfonodos. Quanto aos aspectos hematológicos houve interferência nas variáveis relacionadas ao hemograma (hemoglobina, VCM, CHCM, leucócitos, linfócitos e monócitos. Conclui-se que a terapia floral mostrou-se eficaz em gatos domésticos com sinais sugestivos de DRF criados nas mesmas condições de manejo.Flower therapy is currently considered an alternative medical practice used in several clinical situations, providing another way to prevent and cure many diseases of physical and emotional nature. This study aimed to investigate the effect of essences of the Brazilian Compound Flower System of Joel Aleixo in one same group of domestic cats showing suggestive clinical signs of Feline Respiratory Disease (FRD, treated in different moments (M0, M1, M2, M3. Twenty domestic cats, males and females, of mixed breed, with

  4. A study of lipogenesis de novo: kinetics of tritiated water 3H incorporation in vivo into fatty acids and total lipids of the liver, plasma, adipose tissue and carcass of the male rat

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    Gandemer, Gille; Pascal, Gerard; Durand, Georges

    1980-01-01

    Tritiated water 3 H, injected by intraperitoneal route into 7-week old male Rats, was incorporated into lipids synthesized de novo. The Rats were killed 0, 3, 7, 10, 15, 30, 60 and 120 min. after tracer injection. The results show that an optimal interval of about 10 min. between tracer injection and animal sacrifice was necessary to obtain a correct estimate of lipogenesis de novo by avoiding intertissue exchanges [fr

  5. De Novo Arteriovenous Malformation after Aneurysm Clipping.

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    Shidoh, Satoka; Kobayashi, Masahito; Akaji, Kazunori; Kano, Tadashige; Tanizaki, Yoshio; Mihara, Ban

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    We report a 73-year-old woman with de novo arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) that developed in the ipsilateral parietal lobe after craniotomy and aneurysm clipping. While intracerebral AVMs are considered to be congenital lesions, there have been several reported cases of acquired AVM arising after ischemic or traumatic episodes. We summarize previously reported cases of such acquired 'de novo' AVMs with a discussion of some pathophysiological responses or factors suggested to promote their development.

  6. O significado da gestão do cuidado para docentes de enfermagem na ótica do pensamento complexo

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    Thayane Roberto Simões de Lucca

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Compreender o significado da gestão do cuidado para docentes de enfermagem na ótica do pensamento complexo. Métodos Pesquisa qualitativa e compreensiva, do tipo estudo de caso, na qual foram realizadas entrevistas individuais com 17 docentes do curso de enfermagem de uma universidade pública no sul do Brasil. Os dados foram submetidos à análise compreensiva à luz do Pensamento Complexo de Edgar Morin. Resultados Emergiram duas categorias: “a fragmentação clássica versus o todo contemporâneo” e “o ensino da gestão do cuidado e o processo de trabalho do enfermeiro”, por meio das quais se constatou que, apesar da proposta integralizadora do currículo, a gestão do cuidado ainda é visualizada de maneira fragmentada. Conclusões Torna-se necessário ressignificar a gestão do cuidado para que esta tenha um caráteragregador ao longo do ensino. Devem ser criadas estratégias que possibilitem momentos de reflexões sobre a temática, permitindo que o ensino provoque mudanças no processo de trabalho do enfermeiro.

  7. Revisitando o conceito de autonomia no ensino-aprendizagem de línguas como sistema adaptativo complexo

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    Claudio de Paiva Franco

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem por objetivo revisitar o conceito de autonomia no contexto de ensinoaprendizagem de línguas e discutir, à luz da teoria da complexi dade, a noção de autonomia como sistema adaptativo complexo. Para contextualizar as discussões aqui propostas, este artigo inicia-se com uma descrição do cenário brasileiro em pesquisas sobre autonomia no ensino-aprendizagem de línguas e, depois, discute a noção de autonomia subjacente a quatro importantes teorias de aquisição de segunda língua. Em seguida, apresenta as diferentes definições existentes na literatura para o termo autonomia e, com base nos pressupostos teóricos da teoria da complexidade, focaliza a visão de autonomia como sistema adaptativo complexo. Por fim, desenvolve algumas considerações importantes para se repensar a questão da autonomia no ensi noaprendizagem de línguas.

  8. Aspectos morfo-dinâmicos do Complexo Lagunar Nísia Floresta-Papeba-Guaraíras, Região Costeira Sul Oriental do RN

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    2000-01-01

    Esta dissertação apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa desenvolvida na área do complexo lagunar Nísia Floresta-Papeba-Guaraíras, litoral sul oriental do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte. Os objetivos principais foram o reconhecimento estratigráfico em detalhe dos depósitos lagunares e as relações da dinâmica costeira na sedimentação dos mesmos; e a análise morfo-dinâmica do área do complexo lagunar e adjacências. Para tal, foi adotada uma metodologia interdisciplinar, na qual foram associados ...

  9. Digestibilidade de nutrientes em ração com complexo enzimático para tilápia-do-Nilo (Oreochromis niloticus).

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    Um ensaio de digestibilidade foi conduzido na Estação de Piscicultura da Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA) para avaliar os efeitos da suplementação de ração com um complexo enzimático contendo celulase, protease e amilase sobre a digestibilidade dos nutrientes, em juvenis de tilápia-do-Nilo (Oreochromis niloticus). As rações experimentais foram à base de farelo de soja e milho, isoprotéicas (30% PB), isoenergéticas (4.243 kcal/kg de EB) e suplementadas com um complexo enzimático comercial...

  10. Glucagon infusion increases rate of purine synthesis de novo in rat liver

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    Itakura, Mitsuo; Maeda, Noriaki; Tsuchiya, Masami; Yamashita, Kamejiro

    1987-01-01

    Based on the parallel increases of glucagon, the second peak of hepatic cAMP, and the rate of purine synthesis de novo in the prereplicative period in regenerating rate liver after a 70% hepatectomy, it was hypothesized that glucagon is responsible for the increased rate of purine synthesis de novo. To test this hypothesis, the effect of glucagon or dibutyryl cAMP infusion on the rate of purine synthesis de novo in rat liver was studied. Glucagon infusion but not insulin or glucose infusion increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo, which was assayed by [ 14 C]glycine or [ 14 C]formate incorporation, by 2.7- to 4.3-fold. Glucagon infusion increased cAMP concentrations by 4.9-fold and 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate concentrations by 1.5-fold in liver but did not change the specific activity of amidophosphoribosyltransferase or purine ribonucleotide concentrations. Dibutyryl cAMP infusion also increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo by 2.2- to 4.0-fold. Because glucagon infusion increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo in the presence of unchanged purine ribonucleotide concentrations, it is concluded that glucagon after infusion or in animals after a 70% hepatectomy is playing an anabolic role to increase the rate of purine synthesis de novo by increasing cAMP and 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate concentrations

  11. Los "intelectuales" y el Estado Novo

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    Luís REIS TORGAL

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El concepto de “intelectual” es difícil de definir y sin duda se debate constantemente. Sin embargo, es importante reflexionar sobre él a fin de comprender su significado y los problemas que implica. Sea como fuere, a un Estado autoritario “moderno” se le supone una única ideología que tiene que difundirse por medio de una propaganda bien organizada, proceso en el que los intelectuales desempeñan un papel significativo. El “Nuevo Estado” de Salazar encaja en esta categoría y sin duda el conocimiento acerca de sus “intelectuales” es fundamental. En este artículo, el objetivo es proporcionar algunos ejemplos interesantes de “intelectuales” o de simples “funcionarios políticos” con inclinación intelectual a fin de indicar el sentido y complejidad de un estudio con una dimensión distinta sobre este asunto. A este fin han sido seleccionadas tres personalidades responsables de la actividad ideológica y cultural de gran relieve en el Estado de Salazar: António Ferro, João Ameal y Costa Brochado. Palabras clave: Estado Novo; Authotitarianism; Salazar, António de Oliveira; Intellectuals; Ferro, António; Brochado, Idalino da Costa; Ameal, João. ABSTRACT: The concept of the “intellectual” is difficult to define and undoubtedly constantly debated. It is nevertheless important to reflect on it in order to understand its meaning and the problems involved with it. Be that as it may, a “modern” authoritarian State presumes a single ideology which has to be diffused by means of well-organised propaganda, in which process “intellectuals” play a significant role. Salazar’s “New State” fits this category and, undoubtedly, knowledge about its “intellectuals” is fundamental. The objective in this article is to provide some interesting examples of “intellectuals” or simple “political functionar- ies” with an intellectual bent so as to indicate the sense and complexity of a study of a

  12. Estudo comparativo do sistema radicular dos cafeeiros bourbon amarelo e mundo nôvo Comparative study of the root system of the coffee varieties bourbon amarelo and mundo novo

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    Full Text Available São apresentados resultados de determinações do desenvolvimento do sistema radicular do cafeeiro, variedades Bourbon Amarelo e Mundo Nôvo, em solo tipo terra-roxa-legítima. Os sistemas radiculares atingiram as profundidades médias de 3,70 m e 3,10 m, respectivamente, para Bourbon Amarelo e Mundo Nôvo. Em ambos os casos, cêrca de 90% das raízes foram encontradas na primeira camada de 50 cm de profundidade. Maior densidade de raízes finas foi encontrada nas proximidades dos troncos, dentro de um círculo de raio de 75 cm.This paper presents the results obtained from a comparative study of the root system of two coffee varieties, i.e. Bourbon Amarelo and Mundo Novo cultivated in "terra-roxa-legítima" soil and receiving only mineral fertilizers. The root systems of the two varieties reached respectively the depths of 3.7 and 3.1 meters. Down to a depth of 2 meters both of them showed considerable amounts of roots, but about 90% of the total was present in the upper layer of 50 centimeters. The fine roots appeared in great density near the stems in a circle oE 75 centimeters of radius in the layer of 50 centimeters of depth.

  13. Complexos de vanádio contendo bases de Schiff como catalisadores na oxidação do cicloexano

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    Os complexos de vanádio do tipo [VO(acac)2], [VO(acac)(apftsc)], [VO(acac)(apmtsc)], [VO(acac)(aptsc)], [VO(acac)(apf)] de vanádio (IV) e [VO2(apftsc)], [VO2(apmtsc)], [VO2(aptsc)] e [VO2(apf)] de vanádio (V), foram utilizados como catalisadores para a oxidação do cicloexano, utilizando o peróxido de hidrogênio (H2O2) a 30% como oxidante, em acetonitrila a 40C. O cicloexanol (OL) e a cicloexanona (ONA), foram quantificados por Cromatografia a Gás, por padronização interna. Variações nas razõe...

  14. Lesões no complexo maxilofacial em vítimas de violência no ambiente escolar

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    2009-01-01

    Este estudo investigou a presença de lesões no complexo maxilofacial em crianças e adolescentes vítimas de violência física no ambiente escolar. Foram analisados 42 laudos de exames de corpo de delito envolvendo crianças e adolescentes vítimas de violência física na escola, nos anos de 2003 e 2006. Os dados foram registrados em formulário específico e as variáveis coletadas foram gênero, idade, agente agressor, localização das lesões nas distintas regiões do corpo, tipo e número de lesões pre...

  15. CONTRIBUIÇÃO DA MODELAGEM BIM PARA PROJETOS COMPLEXOS - UM ESTUDO COM PROJETOS DE PARQUES TECNOLÓGICOS

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    Claudio Alcides Jacoski

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available A economia do conhecimento como vem sendo chamada, trouxe consigo um nível de competitividade jamais visto pela sociedade. Da mesma forma a inovação passou a se constituir como um dos principais instrumentos de desenvolvimento econômico. Para dar condições a um ambiente propício para a inovação é que a sociedade, utilizando o conceito da Tríplice Hélice, buscou desenvolver espaços integrados que contemplam a associação do setor privado, com o setor público e a presença de Universidades, estruturando o que se passou a chamar de Parques Tecnológicos. Estes espaços contemplam uma quantidade de usos extremamente diversificados, o que se pode conceituar de projetos complexos, que demandam uma integração entre ambientes de inovação, criação, produção, industrialização, lazer, convivência, e até mais que isso. No modelo de projetação usual, a dificuldade de integração entre as diversas necessidades do projeto poderiam ser extremamente complicadas. Ocorre que com o uso da modelagem em projetos, ou seja o uso de BIM (Building Information Modeling, há prerrogativas que anteriormente não existiam e que poderão ser suplantadas com o uso da tecnologia. O estudo apresentado faz a análise no uso da modelagem BIM em projetos de Parques Tecnológicos, usando como caso de estudo os 11 Centros de Inovação do Estado de Santa Catarina.   PALAVRAS CHAVE: Parques Tecnológicos, BIM, projetos complexos.

  16. Repensando o Complexo de Édipo e a Formação do Superego na Contemporaneidade

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    Sandra Aparecida Serra Zanetti

    Full Text Available Resumo O presente artigo é um estudo teórico acerca da evolução do conceito de complexo de Édipo, em torno do qual se organiza a vida psíquica dos seres humanos. A reflexão em pauta pretende demonstrar o modo como o constructo pode estar sofrendo influências distintas, tendo em vista as mudanças socioculturais desde a modernidade e, consequentemente, nas formas de organização da família. Para tal, foram utilizados textos contemporâneos que trazem considerações sobre possíveis reformulações deste conceito e, posteriormente, contribuições do referencial teórico kaesiano para a reflexão sobre o tema. Sabe-se que a sociedade contemporânea convive com a ausência de autoridades rígidas e regras ditadas, o que convoca o sujeito a construir suas próprias referências e elaborar suas próprias normas. Nesta nova configuração, o poder encontra-se horizontalizado, não correspondendo mais ao pai, o que pode acarretar em fragilidades e interferir numa organização psíquica em torno do complexo de Édipo e da formação do superego, levando ao afloramento de mecanismos de defesas pobres em capacidades de simbolização.

  17. Infant Mortality in Novo Hamburgo: Associated Factors and Cardiovascular Causes

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    Brum, Camila de Andrade [Instituto de Cardiologia/Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia (IC/FUC), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Stein, Airton Tetelbom [Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Grupo Hospitalar Conceição (GHC), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Pellanda, Lucia Campos, E-mail: luciapell.pesquisa@cardiologia.org.br [Instituto de Cardiologia/Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia (IC/FUC), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)

    2015-04-15

    Infant mortality has decreased in Brazil, but remains high as compared to that of other developing countries. In 2010, the Rio Grande do Sul state had the lowest infant mortality rate in Brazil. However, the municipality of Novo Hamburgo had the highest infant mortality rate in the Porto Alegre metropolitan region. To describe the causes of infant mortality in the municipality of Novo Hamburgo from 2007 to 2010, identifying which causes were related to heart diseases and if they were diagnosed in the prenatal period, and to assess the access to healthcare services. This study assessed infants of the municipality of Novo Hamburgo, who died, and whose data were collected from the infant death investigation records. Of the 157 deaths in that period, 35.3% were reducible through diagnosis and early treatment, 25% were reducible through partnership with other sectors, 19.2% were non-preventable, 11.5% were reducible by means of appropriate pregnancy monitoring, 5.1% were reducible through appropriate delivery care, and 3.8% were ill defined. The major cause of death related to heart disease (13.4%), which was significantly associated with the variables ‘age at death’, ‘gestational age’ and ‘birth weight’. Regarding access to healthcare services, 60.9% of the pregnant women had a maximum of six prenatal visits. It is mandatory to enhance prenatal care and newborn care at hospitals and basic healthcare units to prevent infant mortality.

  18. Infant Mortality in Novo Hamburgo: Associated Factors and Cardiovascular Causes

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    Camila de Andrade Brum

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Infant mortality has decreased in Brazil, but remains high as compared to that of other developing countries. In 2010, the Rio Grande do Sul state had the lowest infant mortality rate in Brazil. However, the municipality of Novo Hamburgo had the highest infant mortality rate in the Porto Alegre metropolitan region. Objective: To describe the causes of infant mortality in the municipality of Novo Hamburgo from 2007 to 2010, identifying which causes were related to heart diseases and if they were diagnosed in the prenatal period, and to assess the access to healthcare services. Methods: This study assessed infants of the municipality of Novo Hamburgo, who died, and whose data were collected from the infant death investigation records. Results: Of the 157 deaths in that period, 35.3% were reducible through diagnosis and early treatment, 25% were reducible through partnership with other sectors, 19.2% were non-preventable, 11.5% were reducible by means of appropriate pregnancy monitoring, 5.1% were reducible through appropriate delivery care, and 3.8% were ill defined. The major cause of death related to heart disease (13.4%, which was significantly associated with the variables ‘age at death’, ‘gestational age’ and ‘birth weight’. Regarding access to healthcare services, 60.9% of the pregnant women had a maximum of six prenatal visits. Conclusion: It is mandatory to enhance prenatal care and newborn care at hospitals and basic healthcare units to prevent infant mortality.

  19. Infant Mortality in Novo Hamburgo: Associated Factors and Cardiovascular Causes

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    Brum, Camila de Andrade; Stein, Airton Tetelbom; Pellanda, Lucia Campos

    2015-01-01

    Infant mortality has decreased in Brazil, but remains high as compared to that of other developing countries. In 2010, the Rio Grande do Sul state had the lowest infant mortality rate in Brazil. However, the municipality of Novo Hamburgo had the highest infant mortality rate in the Porto Alegre metropolitan region. To describe the causes of infant mortality in the municipality of Novo Hamburgo from 2007 to 2010, identifying which causes were related to heart diseases and if they were diagnosed in the prenatal period, and to assess the access to healthcare services. This study assessed infants of the municipality of Novo Hamburgo, who died, and whose data were collected from the infant death investigation records. Of the 157 deaths in that period, 35.3% were reducible through diagnosis and early treatment, 25% were reducible through partnership with other sectors, 19.2% were non-preventable, 11.5% were reducible by means of appropriate pregnancy monitoring, 5.1% were reducible through appropriate delivery care, and 3.8% were ill defined. The major cause of death related to heart disease (13.4%), which was significantly associated with the variables ‘age at death’, ‘gestational age’ and ‘birth weight’. Regarding access to healthcare services, 60.9% of the pregnant women had a maximum of six prenatal visits. It is mandatory to enhance prenatal care and newborn care at hospitals and basic healthcare units to prevent infant mortality

  20. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: IV - Café Mundo Novo

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    A. Carvalho

    1952-06-01

    plants from progenies grown in Campinas and the murta variety (ttNana grave indication that these plants are of the bourbon type (ttNaNa and not of the typica type (TTNaNa, as it is the case of the ordinary Sumatra coffee. It has been assumed, therefore, that the Mundo Novo coffee probably originated from a primitive natural cross between the imported Sumatra coffee and the bourbon variety, already existent in the State of São Paulo when the Sumatra coffee was introduced. The progenies of Mundo Novo coffee here studied present a majority of vigorous and productive plants and a few weak individuals with very low productivity. Total yield per plant and per progeny were analized and discussed, for the period from 1946 to 1951. It is apparent that some progenies behave equally well in all locations and that high yield variability between plants is found in all Experiment Stations. The Mundo Novo coffee does not differ from other varieties in the percentages of the commercial seed types, namely, the normal flat beans, the peaberry type, and those resulting from the simultaneous development of two or more ovules in the same fruit locule. It was found, however, that a large percentage of Mundo Novo plants regularly produce an abnormal quantity of fruits with one or two empty locules. This constitutes a defect of the Mundo Novo coffee, which probably can be overcome by selection. It seems that this defect, which is not correlated with yield, is detenruned by genetic factors. Progenies are found where the number of plants showing unusual amounts of empty fruit locules is very low, other plants being normal is this respect. The most promising Mundo Novo plants from several progenies have already been artificially self-pollinated, and the seeds thus obtained were used to plant foundation seed plots. Within a few years seeds of selected Mundo Novo coffee plants will be available to farmers in the State of São Paulo.

  1. Breast and ovarian cancer predisposition due to de novo BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

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    Golmard, L; Delnatte, C; Laugé, A; Moncoutier, V; Lefol, C; Abidallah, K; Tenreiro, H; Copigny, F; Giraudeau, M; Guy, C; Barbaroux, C; Amorim, G; Briaux, A; Guibert, V; Tarabeux, J; Caputo, S; Collet, A; Gesta, P; Ingster, O; Stern, M-H; Rouleau, E; de Pauw, A; Gauthier-Villars, M; Buecher, B; Bézieau, S; Stoppa-Lyonnet, D; Houdayer, C

    2016-03-10

    BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the two major genes predisposing to breast and ovarian cancer. Whereas high de novo mutation rates have been demonstrated for several genes, only 11 cases of de novo BRCA1/2 mutations have been reported to date and the BRCA1/2 de novo mutation rate remains unknown. The present study was designed to fill this gap based on a series of 12 805 consecutive unrelated patients diagnosed with breast and/or ovarian cancer who met the inclusion criteria for BRCA1/2 gene analysis according to French guidelines. BRCA1/2 mutations were detected in 1527 (12%) patients, and three BRCA1 mutations and one BRCA2 mutation were de novo. The BRCA1/2 de novo mutation rate was estimated to be 0.3% (0.1%; 0.7%). Although rare, it may be useful to take the possibility of de novo BRCA1/2 mutation into account in genetic counseling of relatives and to improve the understanding of complex family histories of breast and ovarian cancers.

  2. A clinical evaluation of the ProNOVA XR polymer-free sirolimus eluting coronary stent system in the treatment of patients with de novo coronary artery lesions (EURONOVA XR I study

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    Jacek Legutko

    2013-07-01

    Conclusions: In this preliminary evaluation, ProNOVA XR polymer-free sirolimus eluting stent system appeared safe with an early promise of adequate effectiveness in the treatment of de novo coronary lesions in up to 12 months of clinical, angiographic and IVUS follow-up.

  3. Clinical outcomes of state-of-the-art percutaneous coronary revascularization in patients with de novo three vessel disease: 1-year results of the SYNTAX II study

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    Escaned, Javier; Collet, Carlos; Ryan, Nicola; Luigi de Maria, Giovanni; Walsh, Simon; Sabate, Manel; Davies, Justin; Lesiak, Maciej; Moreno, Raul; Cruz-Gonzalez, Ignacio; Hoole, Stephan P.; Ej West, Nick; Piek, J. J.; Zaman, Azfar; Fath-Ordoubadi, Farzin; Stables, Rodney H.; Appleby, Clare; van Mieghem, Nicolas; van Geuns, Robert Jm; Uren, Neal; Zueco, Javier; Buszman, Pawel; Iñiguez, Andres; Goicolea, Javier; Hildick-Smith, David; Ochala, Andrzej; Dudek, Dariusz; Hanratty, Colm; Cavalcante, Rafael; Kappetein, Arie Pieter; Taggart, David P.; van Es, Gerrit-Anne; Morel, Marie-Angèle; de Vries, Ton; Onuma, Yoshinobu; Farooq, Vasim; Serruys, Patrick W.; Banning, Adrian P.

    2017-01-01

    Aims To investigate if recent technical and procedural developments in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) significantly influence outcomes in appropriately selected patients with three-vessel (3VD) coronary artery disease. Methods and results The SYNTAX II study is a multicenter, all-comers,

  4. Modular Engineering Concept at Novo Nordisk Engineering

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    Moelgaard, Gert; Miller, Thomas Dedenroth

    1997-01-01

    This report describes the concept of a new engineering method at Novo Nordisk Engineering: Modular Engineering (ME). Three tools are designed to support project phases with different levels of detailing and abstraction. ME supports a standard, cross-functional breakdown of projects that facilitates...

  5. The management strategy of energetic companies before new businesses: CESP - a case study; A postura empresarial de empresas energeticas diante de novos negocios: CESP - um estudo de caso

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    Prado Junior, Fernando Amaral de Almeida

    1994-12-01

    This thesis focuses the new challenges which the Brazilian electric power companies have been facing towards the new market requirements. Special emphasis is given to: organizational theory; Brazilian electric power industry history; and, comparative analysis of the Brazilian electric power system regulation and legislation. A case study is presented based on the electric power company of Sao Paulo State - Southeast Brazil 60 refs., 21 figs., 37 tabs.

  6. De novo transcriptome analysis and microsatellite marker development for population genetic study of a serious insect pest, Rhopalosiphum padi (L.) (Hemiptera: Aphididae).

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    Duan, Xinle; Wang, Kang; Su, Sha; Tian, Ruizheng; Li, Yuting; Chen, Maohua

    2017-01-01

    The bird cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (L.), is one of the most abundant aphid pests of cereals and has a global distribution. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a rapid and efficient method for developing molecular markers. However, transcriptomic and genomic resources of R. padi have not been investigated. In this study, we used transcriptome information obtained by RNA-Seq to develop polymorphic microsatellites for investigating population genetics in this species. The transcriptome of R. padi was sequenced on an Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform. A total of 114.4 million raw reads with a GC content of 40.03% was generated. The raw reads were cleaned and assembled into 29,467 unigenes with an N50 length of 1,580 bp. Using several public databases, 82.47% of these unigenes were annotated. Of the annotated unigenes, 8,022 were assigned to COG pathways, 9,895 were assigned to GO pathways, and 14,586 were mapped to 257 KEGG pathways. A total of 7,936 potential microsatellites were identified in 5,564 unigenes, 60 of which were selected randomly and amplified using specific primer pairs. Fourteen loci were found to be polymorphic in the four R. padi populations. The transcriptomic data presented herein will facilitate gene discovery, gene analyses, and development of molecular markers for future studies of R. padi and other closely related aphid species.

  7. Temperatura do ar exalado, um novo biomarcador no controle da asma: um estudo piloto Exhaled breath temperature, a new biomarker in asthma control: a pilot study

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    Raul Emrich Melo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar se a temperatura do ar exalado (TAE, medida por um método não invasivo, é efetiva no monitoramento de pacientes com asma não controlada. MÉTODOS: Estudo piloto com nove pacientes (sete mulheres e dois homens; média de idade: 39 anos com diagnóstico de asma por pelo menos um ano e sem uso de tratamento de manutenção por pelo menos três meses antes do início do estudo. Na primeira visita, os pacientes foram submetidos à espirometria e à medida da TAE. Todos os pacientes foram orientados a iniciar tratamento com budesonida/formoterol (200/6 µg inalatório a cada 12 h por seis semanas. Além disso, os pacientes com asma grave (VEF1 OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the exhaled breath temperature (EBT, measured by a noninvasive method, is an effective means of monitoring patients with uncontrolled asthma. METHODS: A pilot study comprising nine patients (seven women and two men; mean age: 39 years diagnosed with asthma at least one year prior to the beginning of the study and not having been under maintenance therapy for the last three months. In the first visit, the patients underwent spirometry and measurement of EBT. The patients were then instructed to use inhaled budesonide/formoterol (200/6 µg every 12 h for six weeks. In addition, the patients with severe asthma (FEV1 < 60% of predicted were instructed to use oral prednisolone (40 mg/day for five days. After six weeks, the patients underwent the same tests. RESULTS: All of the patients reported an improvement in the symptoms of asthma, as confirmed by a statistically significant increase in FEV1 from the first to the second visit (mean, 56.1% vs. 88.7% of predicted; p < 0.05. Five patients used oral prednisolone for the first five days of the treatment period. Six patients used additional doses of inhaled budesonide/formoterol (mean duration, 2.5 weeks. The EBT decreased significantly from the first to the second visit (mean EBT: 35.1ºC vs. 34.1ºC; p < 0

  8. Sequencing, de novo annotation and analysis of the first Anguilla anguilla transcriptome: EeelBase opens new perspectives for the study of the critically endangered european eel

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    Bernatchez Louis

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Once highly abundant, the European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.; Anguillidae; Teleostei is considered to be critically endangered and on the verge of extinction, as the stock has declined by 90-99% since the 1980s. Yet, the species is poorly characterized at molecular level with little sequence information available in public databases. Results The first European eel transcriptome was obtained by 454 FLX Titanium sequencing of a normalized cDNA library, produced from a pool of 18 glass eels (juveniles from the French Atlantic coast and two sites in the Mediterranean coast. Over 310,000 reads were assembled in a total of 19,631 transcribed contigs, with an average length of 531 nucleotides. Overall 36% of the contigs were annotated to known protein/nucleotide sequences and 35 putative miRNA identified. Conclusions This study represents the first transcriptome analysis for a critically endangered species. EeelBase, a dedicated database of annotated transcriptome sequences of the European eel is freely available at http://compgen.bio.unipd.it/eeelbase. Considering the multiple factors potentially involved in the decline of the European eel, including anthropogenic factors such as pollution and human-introduced diseases, our results will provide a rich source of data to discover and identify new genes, characterize gene expression, as well as for identification of genetic markers scattered across the genome to be used in various applications.

  9. Nanostructured model implants for in vivo studies: influence of well-defined nanotopography on de novo bone formation on titanium implants

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    Ballo, Ahmed; Agheli, Hossein; Lausmaa, Jukka; Thomsen, Peter; Petronis, Sarunas

    2011-01-01

    An implantable model system was developed to investigate the effects of nanoscale surface properties on the osseointegration of titanium implants in rat tibia. Topographical nanostructures with a well-defined shape (semispherical protrusions) and variable size (60 nm, 120 nm and 220 nm) were produced by colloidal lithography on the machined implants. Furthermore, the implants were sputter-coated with titanium to ensure a uniform surface chemical composition. The histological evaluation of bone around the implants at 7 days and 28 days after implantation was performed on the ground sections using optical and scanning electron microscopy. Differences between groups were found mainly in the new bone formation process in the endosteal and marrow bone compartments after 28 days of implantation. Implant surfaces with 60 nm features demonstrated significantly higher bone-implant contact (BIC, 76%) compared with the 120 nm (45%) and control (57%) surfaces. This effect was correlated to the higher density and curvature of the 60 nm protrusions. Within the developed model system, nanoscale protrusions could be applied and systematically varied in size in the presence of microscale background roughness on complex screw-shaped implants. Moreover, the model can be adapted for the systematic variation of surface nanofeature density and chemistry, which opens up new possibilities for in vivo studies of various nanoscale surface-bone interactions. PMID:22267926

  10. Mattoso Câmara: um novo discurso sobre o estudo da linguagem no Brasil Mattoso Câmara: a new discourse about language study in Brazil

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    Carlos Eduardo Falcão Uchôa

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo reverencia a obra de Mattoso Câmara como parte relevante do processo histórico dos estudos sobre a linguagem no Brasil, no período situado entre o limiar da década de 40 e os fins da década de 60, em que se situa a contribuição mais significativa da produção intelectual do homenageado. Destacam-se: a busca de princípios gerais aplicáveis a qualquer língua; o referencial estruturalista na descrição do português; a visão antropológica da linguagem.The present article shows reverence to Mattoso Câmara's work as a relevant part of the historical process of language studies in Brazil, within the period that goes from the early 1940s to the end of the 1960s, in which the most significative intellectual contribution of the celebrated author was produced. Especially noteworthy are: the search for general principles applicable to any language; the structuralist background in the description of Portuguese; and the anthopological approach to language.

  11. Metamorfismo da fácies granulito em 570-580 Ma no Complexo Granulítico Porangatu, centro do Brasil: implicações para a evolução do Lineamento Transbrasiliano

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    Paulo Sergio de Sousa Gorayeb

    ,1 Ga, indicando protólito ígneo do Paleoproterozoico envolvidos no metamorfismo de alto grau no Neoproterozoico. Além disso, os grãos de zircão mais antigos herdados de 3,1 e 2,0 Ga (idades 207Pb/206Pb em charnockito também confirma a existência de material Arqueano e Paleoproterozoico nesta região, possivelmente derivado do Maciço de Goiás. Um grão de zircão herdado de 0,88 Ga é sugestivo de derivação do Arco Magmático de Goiás. Essa idade neoproterozoica para o metamorfismo de alto grau é substancialmente mais jovem do que a relatada para outros granulitos do Cinturão Brasília (cerca de 0,65 Ga, sugerindo que o Complexo Granulítico Porangatu está mais provavelmente associado à evolução do Cinturão Araguaia mais jovem. Os novos dados de campo, estruturais, petrográficos, e geocronológicos, sugerem que o Complexo Granulítico Porangatu foi envolvido em uma expressiva zona de cisalhamento transcorrente dúctil estabelecida em alta temperatura, que justapôs unidades de rochas de diferentes idades (Arqueano, Paleoproterozoico, Neoproterozoico, naturezas e níveis crustais (crosta continental inferior e média fortemente retrabalhadas nos estágios finais da orogenia Brasiliano e representam as raízes expostas do Orógeno Tocantins.

  12. Clinical outcomes of state-of-the-art percutaneous coronary revascularization in patients with de novo three vessel disease: 1-year results of the SYNTAX II study.

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    Escaned, Javier; Collet, Carlos; Ryan, Nicola; De Maria, Giovanni Luigi; Walsh, Simon; Sabate, Manel; Davies, Justin; Lesiak, Maciej; Moreno, Raul; Cruz-Gonzalez, Ignacio; Hoole, Stephan P; Ej West, Nick; Piek, J J; Zaman, Azfar; Fath-Ordoubadi, Farzin; Stables, Rodney H; Appleby, Clare; van Mieghem, Nicolas; van Geuns, Robert Jm; Uren, Neal; Zueco, Javier; Buszman, Pawel; Iñiguez, Andres; Goicolea, Javier; Hildick-Smith, David; Ochala, Andrzej; Dudek, Dariusz; Hanratty, Colm; Cavalcante, Rafael; Kappetein, Arie Pieter; Taggart, David P; van Es, Gerrit-Anne; Morel, Marie-Angèle; de Vries, Ton; Onuma, Yoshinobu; Farooq, Vasim; Serruys, Patrick W; Banning, Adrian P

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    To investigate if recent technical and procedural developments in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) significantly influence outcomes in appropriately selected patients with three-vessel (3VD) coronary artery disease. The SYNTAX II study is a multicenter, all-comers, open-label, single arm study that investigated the impact of a contemporary PCI strategy on clinical outcomes in patients with 3VD in 22 centres from four European countries. The SYNTAX-II strategy includes: heart team decision-making utilizing the SYNTAX Score II (a clinical tool combining anatomical and clinical factors), coronary physiology guided revascularisation, implantation of thin strut bioresorbable-polymer drug-eluting stents, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided stent implantation, contemporary chronic total occlusion revascularisation techniques and guideline-directed medical therapy. The rate of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE [composite of all-cause death, cerebrovascular event, any myocardial infarction and any revascularisation]) at one year was compared to a predefined PCI cohort from the original SYNTAX-I trial selected on the basis of equipoise 4-year mortality between CABG and PCI. As an exploratory endpoint, comparisons were made with the historical CABG cohort of the original SYNTAX-I trial. Overall 708 patients were screened and discussed within the heart team; 454 patients were deemed appropriate to undergo PCI. At one year, the SYNTAX-II strategy was superior to the equipoise-derived SYNTAX-I PCI cohort (MACCE SYNTAX-II 10.6% vs. SYNTAX-I 17.4%; HR 0.58, 95% CI 0.39-0.85, P = 0.006). This difference was driven by a significant reduction in the incidence of MI (HR 0.27, 95% CI 0.11-0.70, P = 0.007) and revascularisation (HR 0.57, 95% CI 0.37-0.9, P = 0.015). Rates of all-cause death (HR 0.69, 95% CI 0.27-1.73, P = 0.43) and stroke (HR 0.69, 95% CI 0.10-4.89, P = 0.71) were similar. The rate of definite stent thrombosis was

  13. Prevalence of teniasis-cysticercosis complex in a rural area of Matias Barbosa-MGPrevalência do complexo teníase-cisticercose na zona rural de Matias Barbosa-MG

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    Patrícia Santana Ferreira

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The taeniasis-cysticercosis complex is an important disease to the public and animal health. The man plays an important role in the life cycle, because he is the unique definitive host. The adult forms of the Taenia solium or Taenia saginata holds in gut, and the larvae forms develops in the muscle of cattle and swine, respectively. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of the taeniasis-cysticercosis complex transmission in rural area of Matias Barbosa – MG, Brazil. Catla and swine lood and human stool samples were collected from 74 farms. Cisticercosis were eníasis were diagnosis serological methods and the teniasis by direct microscopy. Moreover, a questionnaire was applied about the sanitary conditions of the animals and people envolved, food habits and housing. This research indicated the prevalence of 0,9 % of cysticercosis bovine in the rural area of Matias Barbosa. Cases of cysticercosis swine and taeniasis were not found. Some risk factors for taeniasis-cysticercosis complex transmission in the municipality were identified and discussed. Despite the low predominance of bovine cysticercosis found in Matias Barbosa, it is necessary to maintain measures to control the taeniasis-cysticercosis complex to prevent causing increased cases of the zoonosis,considering that some risk factors favorable to their emergence were found. O complexo teníase-cisticercose é uma zoonose de grande importância para a saúde pública e animal. O ser humano desempenha importante papel sendo o único hospedeiro definitivo do parasita. Albergando no intestino as formas adultas da Taenia saginata ou da Taenia solium, cabendo à forma larvar (cisticerco o desenvolvimento na musculatura de bovinos e suínos ou do próprio homem, quando este também atua como hospedeiro intermediário. Visando obter maior conhecimento sobre esta zoonose, o objetivo do presente estudo foi determinar o perfil epidemiológico do complexo ten

  14. Como novos conhecimentos podem ser construídos a partir dos conhecimentos prévios: um estudo de caso How new knowledge can be constructed from previous knowledge: a case study

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    Francimar Martins Teixeira

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo trata sobre o estudo de caso de como uma professora utiliza os conhecimentos prévios dos estudantes durante a abordagem de um novo conceito científico. Para tanto, foram realizadas filmagens de aulas de ciências durante a execução de uma sequência didática, a fim de investigar de que maneira os conhecimentos prévios dos estudantes eram tratados em sala de aula ao longo da abordagem do tema. A partir dos resultados encontrados, percebemos nas aulas observadas como a professora lidava com os conhecimentos dos estudantes. Identificamos que houve ocasiões em que ela os considerou e outras em que os desconsiderou. Apesar de ações antagônicas, tanto o fato de considerar quanto de desconsiderar parecem ter em comum a busca de manutenção de foco sob os conceitos, entendidos pela professora, como sendo os que devem ser objeto de atenção dos alunos.This article deals with a case study about how a teacher uses previous knowledge of students to approach a new concept. To this end, sciences classes were filmed during the execution of a didactic sequence, in order to investigate how previous knowledge of the students was treated in the classroom along the approach of the theme. From these results, we saw how the teacher dealt with previous knowledge of their students. We identified that there were occasions when she considered them and others in which she disregarded them. Although they are antagonistic actions, both the facts, to consider or to dismiss, have in common the search for keeping the focus on the concepts, defined by the teacher as those that should be the object of attention for the students.

  15. Apendicite aguda isquêmica em coelhos: novo modelo com estudo histopatológico Acute ischaemic appendicitis in rabbits: new model with histopathological study

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    Fernando Costa Nunes

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a isquemia parcial ou total, através da ligadura com fio inabsorvível dos vasos do mesoapêndice do apêndice vermiforme de coelhos, bem como a obstrução mecânica, através da ligadura com fio inabsorvível da base do apêndice vermiforme, a 1 cm do ceco. Avaliar a histologia do apêndice ( normal e acometido . Estudar a flora bacteriana residente no apêndice vermiforme ( normal e acometido e do exsudato peritoneal. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 72 coelhos ( "Oryctogalus cuniculos" , machos da linhagem Nova Zelândia, com peso médio de 3,000 gramas. Foram divididos em grupos: piloto ( A , flora bacteriana ( B , controle ( H e experimento ( C, D, E, F e G com períodos de observação de 96 horas e 192 horas. Fez-se a ligadura dos vasos do mesoapêndice, com fio inabsorvível nos grupos ( D, E, F e G e da base do apêndice vermiforme a 1 cm do ceco, no grupo ( C . No grupo experimento (D,E,F e G foi praticado o modelo isquêmico. No grupo experimento ( C foi realizada a obstrução mecânica e no grupo controle ( H foi feita somente a simulação da cirurgia. RESULTADOS: No grupo controle ( H , não ocorreu apendicite aguda. No grupo experimento ( C,D,E,F, e G ocorreu apendicite aguda. CONCLUSÃO: O procedimento utilizado causa apendicite aguda com alterações anatomopatológicas distintas. A bactéria residente encontrada na flora fisiológica do suco entérico do apêndice vermiforme e no exsudato peritoneal foi a Escherichia coli.PURPOSE: To evaluate partial or total ischemia, through ligature with an unabsorbed thread of vessels from the vermiform appendix of rabbits, as well as the mechanical obstruction, through ligature with an unabsorbed thread at the basis of the vermiform appendix, at 1 cm from the cecum, of the acute appendicitis disease. To evaluate the histology of the appendix ( normal and affected . To study the bacterium flora resident in the vermiform appendix (normal and affected and the exudates

  16. Spatial evaluation of water quality in an urban reservoir (Billings Complex, southeastern Brazil Avaliação espacial da qualidade da água em reservatório urbano (Complexo Billings, sudeste do Brasil

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    Full Text Available AIM: The study aimed at (a contributing to a spatial evaluation of the Billings Complex water quality; (b associating information on the geochemistry of the surface sediments; and (c providing, based on previous studies, a temporal evaluation of the Complex's water quality since the Pinheiros River pumping restriction; METHODS: sampling was performed at 12 sites: 2 in the Central body (CB, 3 in the Taquacetuba branch (TQ, 3 in the Rio Pequeno branch (RP and 4 in the Rio Grande Reservoir (RG. Water samples were taken along a vertical profile during the winter (August 2009 and summer (February 2010 and in the surface sediments (2 cm during the winter. Physical and chemical characteristics of water and sediments were evaluated. Lamparelli's Trophic State Index (TSI was calculated; RESULTS: limnological variability was mostly affected by the season. The spatial heterogeneity of the Complex was more pronounced during winter, with greater differences among its compartments. Nitrogen was higher in the winter, whereas in the summer there was a substantial phosphorus increase along with a nitrogen decrease. The most degraded compartments, associated with the highest nutrient levels, were CB and TQ. In contrast, the upstream region of the RP branch was considered a reference site (the least impacted for the Complex; CONCLUSION: The Billings Complex ranged from mesotrophic (RP or eutrophic (RG to super-eutrophic (CC, TQ. High TSI variation also occurred within compartments and/or depending on the season, mainly associated with the human management of the Complex. The surface sediments underlined the differences observed between the extremes in the Billings Complex water quality, as well as providing additional information on other impacts that was not observed from the water analysis. A slight improvement in the water quality of the Central body and the Taquacetuba branch has been observed since 2009, possibly associated with the Pinheiros River flotation

  17. SELECTIVITY OF PESTICIDES OVER PREDATORS OF COTTON PLANT PESTS SELETIVIDADE DE INSETICIDAS SOBRE O COMPLEXO DE PREDADORES DAS PRAGAS DO ALGODOEIRO

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    Izidro dos Santos de Lima Júnior

    2010-08-01

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    The cotton plant hosts a complex of pests that can damage plant structures. Its supported development, in this agroecosystem, demands the implementation of an integrated pest management (IPM system. The goal of this research was to study the selectivity of pesticides over predators of cotton plant pests. The experimental design was randomized blocks, with 9 treatments (84 days after the emergence and 4 replicates. The sampling involved the beat cloth method, with 5 beats per plot, allowing to identify and count the living predators. Clotianidin 500 WP (200 g ha-1, Carbosulfan 400 SC (400 mL ha-1, Benfuracarb 400 EC (450 mL ha-1, Cartap hydrochloride 500 SP (1,000 g ha-1, Thiamethoxam 250 WG (200 g ha-1, and Acetamiprid 200 SP (150 g ha-1 were not selective for the complex of the predators identified, with mortality percentages ranging from moderately toxic to toxic. Etofenprox 300 EC (450 mL ha-1 was the most toxic pesticide, when compared to the others treatments. The Flonicamid 500 WG (150 g ha-1 treatment was selective, with average of predators

  18. Desempenho de juvenis de tilápia-do-nilo alimentados com rações contendo complexo enzimático Performance of juvenile Nile tilapia fed diets with enzymatic complex

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    Arcangelo Augusto Signor

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da inclusão de um complexo enzimático em dietas para tilápias-do-nilo (Oreochromis niloticus sobre o desempenho, a composição química da carcaça e a qualidade da água. Foram utilizados 200 alevinos revertidos (4,57 ± 1,24 g, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado em 20 tanques de 500 litros, com quatro tratamentos e cinco repetições, considerando a unidade experimental uma caixa com dez peixes. Os peixes foram alimentados com dietas contendo 0; 0,033; 0,066 ou 0,099% de complexo enzimático. As dietas foram processadas na forma peletizada e fornecidas quatro vezes ao dia, às 8, 11, 14 e 17 h. Os valores médios de pH, condutividade elétrica, oxigênio dissolvido, temperatura, fósforo total, amônia e nitrato da água de cultivo não foram influenciados pela dieta. A inclusão do complexo enzimático na dieta não afetou o ganho de peso, as taxas de sobrevivência e de crescimento específico, mas influenciou o consumo de ração e a conversão alimentar, cujos valores foram maiores nos peixes alimentados com a dieta com 0,066% de complexo enzimático. Não foram observadas diferenças nos teores de matéria seca, umidade, proteína bruta, matéria mineral, cálcio e fósforo na carcaça dos peixes, no entanto, o teor de extrato etéreo reduziu de forma linear com o aumento do nível de complexo enzimático. A utilização de complexo enzimático (amilase, protease, celulase, lipase, pectinase, xilanase, β-glucanase e fitase no nível de 0,066% em dietas para juvenis de tilápia-do-nilo piora a conversão alimentar, mas não influencia o desempenho e a composição corporal dos peixes.The aim of this study was to evaluate the inclusion of an enzimatic complex in diets for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus on performance, carcass chemical composition as well as water quality. The experiment was performed in 62 days. It was used two hundred reverted fingerlings (14.57 ± 1.24 g distributed in a

  19. Gestão de conflitos em um complexo penitenciário de segurança máxima no estado de Santa Catarina

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    Jacir Leonir Casagrande

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    Full Text Available Este artigo se propõe analisar a gestão de conflitos entre agentes táticos e agentes pedagógicos em um Complexo Penitenciário de Segurança Máxima sediado no estado de Santa Catarina. A pesquisa utiliza uma abordagem qualitativa com Análise de Discurso em um estudo de caso interpretativo. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas, em meados de 2014, com agentes e professores prisionais. Buscou-se identificar o que tem motivado os conflitos, entendidos como fenômenos comportamentais e organizacionais. Os dados mostraram que é premente uma mudança de mentalidade dos gestores e profissionais que desenvolvem atividades no Complexo Penitenciário, e fomentar novas experiências de gestão em presídios.

  20. Internet: um novo desafio para os educadores

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    Rosane de Albuquerque dos Santos Abreu

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available A penetração das novas tecnologias digitais na educação trouxe desafios para os educadores. Demonstram já ter absorvido o uso dos computadores, mas parecem achar mais difícil lidar com a Internet. Uma revisão da literatura especializada revela que o uso desta é visto por eles como mais ameaçador e complexo e que essa visão é, ao menos em parte, causada por fatores emocionais. Dado que esses estudos não investigam esses fatores emocionais em profundidade, uma pesquisa exploratória foi realizada com o objetivo de fazê-lo. Foram entrevistadas dez professoras, que se encontravam engajadas em diferentes atividades dentro de escolas e já usavam a Internet há pelo menos dois anos. A análise do discurso por elas produzido durante as entrevistas gerou resultados interessantes. Embora usem a Internet como um instrumento de trabalho (principalmente para pesquisas, seu uso para objetivos educacionais parece ser uma fonte de conflitos internos, porque, na maior parte dos casos, representaria um potencial de mudanças radicais na pedagogia tradicional, vistas como uma ameaça ao seu papel tradicional como professoras. Elas não sabem como ser educadoras em uma sociedade em rede e isso gera muita ansiedade.

  1. A DEGRADAÇÃO DO TRABALHO NO “COMPLEXO HIDRELÉTRICO MADEIRA”: APONTAMENTOS SOBRE A UHE DE JIRAU

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    José Alves

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este texto, que teórico-metodologicamente respalda-se na geografia do trabalho, busca apresentar uma reflexão inicial sobre a precarização do trabalho no contexto da atual inserção da Amazônia na produção energética brasileira, com enfoque para o “Complexo Hidrelétrico Madeira”.

  2. Ilustríssima – compreendendo um produto complexo da cultura da mídia pelo pensamento de Douglas Kelner

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    Márcia Rodrigues Costa

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Ao estudar a presença das artes plásticas no caderno Ilustríssima, da Folha de São Paulo, recorremos à teoria crítica e aos Estudos Culturais para buscar entender o advento de um produto complexo da cultura da mídia e seu processo de produção e difusão das artes plásticas.

  3. SELETIVIDADE DE INSETICIDAS SOBRE O COMPLEXO DE PREDADORES DAS PRAGAS DO ALGODOEIRO SELECTIVITY OF PESTICIDES OVER PREDATORS OF COTTON PLANT PESTS

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    Elmo Pontes de Melo; Thiago Ferreira Bertoncello; Rodrigo Fernandes Nogueira; Izidro dos Santos de Lima Júnior; Renato Suekane; Paulo Eduardo Degrande

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    O algodoeiro é hospedeiro de um complexo de pragas, que podem ocasionar danos às estruturas das plantas. Para o desenvolvimento sustentado, neste agroecossistema, há necessidade da implementação do Manejo In...

  4. Extreme-Scale De Novo Genome Assembly

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    Georganas, Evangelos [Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (United States); Hofmeyr, Steven [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Joint Genome Inst.; Egan, Rob [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Computational Research Division; Buluc, Aydin [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Joint Genome Inst.; Oliker, Leonid [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Joint Genome Inst.; Rokhsar, Daniel [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Computational Research Division; Yelick, Katherine [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Joint Genome Inst.

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    De novo whole genome assembly reconstructs genomic sequence from short, overlapping, and potentially erroneous DNA segments and is one of the most important computations in modern genomics. This work presents HipMER, a high-quality end-to-end de novo assembler designed for extreme scale analysis, via efficient parallelization of the Meraculous code. Genome assembly software has many components, each of which stresses different components of a computer system. This chapter explains the computational challenges involved in each step of the HipMer pipeline, the key distributed data structures, and communication costs in detail. We present performance results of assembling the human genome and the large hexaploid wheat genome on large supercomputers up to tens of thousands of cores.

  5. TERRITORIALIZAÇÃO DO COMPLEXO EUCALIPTO-CELULOSE-PAPEL E RESISTÊNCIA CAMPONESA EM TRÊS LAGOAS - MS

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    Leandro Reginaldo Maximino Lelis

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    Full Text Available A territorialização do complexo eucalipto-celulose-papel, no município de Três Lagoas, ocorreu em meados da década de 2000, provocando intensa reestruturação espacial, produtiva e econômica, além de diversos impactos socioambientais. Destarte, este trabalho tem como objetivo analisar a resistência camponesa frente à territorialização do complexo em questão no município pesquisado. A partir da análise do material bibliográfico selecionado, dos dados de fontes secundárias e dos questionários, contatou-se que, apesar das dificuldades, a maioiria dos camponeses pesquisados pretende ficar no campo, evidenciando a resistência camponesa perante às adversidades impostas pela territorialização do capital, representado, em Três Lagoas, pelo complexo eucalipto-celulose-papel.

  6. Ações ecossistêmicas e gerontotecnológicas no cuidado de enfermagem complexo ao idoso estomizado

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    Edaiane Joana Lima Barros

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se identificar as ações ecossistêmicas e gerontotecnológicas a serem realizadas para a um cuidado de enfermagem complexo ao idoso estomizado. Realizou-se uma pesquisa qualitativa, descritiva do tipo Estudo de Caso. Os dados foram coletados por entrevistas, os idosos foram classificados quanto à Funcionalidade, Incapacidade e Saúde, realizado exame físico e observação sistemática. Participaram dez idosos de um Serviço de Estomaterapia do Sul do Brasil, de junho a agosto de 2012. Desenvolveu-se um modelo teórico e os dados foram comparados com o protocolo do estudo. Como ações ecossistêmicas identificaram-se a construção de um ambiente terapêutico, a garantia de acesso físico / adaptações ambientais e, como ações gerontotecnológicas, o processo educativo em saúde, o encaminhamento ao grupo de apoio e o fornecimento de materiais e equipamentos necessários ao autocuidado. O cuidado de enfermagem é fundamental para o idoso estomizado enfrentar suas limitações, desmistificando sua deficiência/incapacidade/saúde.

  7. O complexo regulador da assistência à saúde na perspectiva de seus sujeitos operadores

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    Janise Braga Barros Ferreira

    Full Text Available Trata-se de pesquisa avaliativa objetivando avaliar aspectos do resultado da implantação do Complexo Regulador (CR na organização do sistema público de saúde de Ribeirão Preto-SP. O cenário foi o espaço funcional do CR. Foram entrevistados trabalhadores de diferentes categorias que atuavam na gestão e no nível operacional do CR e o material analisado segundo análise temática. Os achados mostram que o CR provocou alterações na acessibilidade organizacional e equidade da rede de saúde, tanto na atenção ambulatorial quanto hospitalar; destacou a necessidade de constituição de rede resolutiva e humanizada e mostrou ser ferramenta profícua de avaliação e gestão. A implantação alterou o processo de trabalho dos sujeitos e teve pouco reconhecimento junto aos usuários do SUS. A avaliação apontou que, apesar do pouco tempo de implantação, a estratégia do CR tem potência para colaborar na sustentabilidade do SUS, mas se fazem necessários: investimento, divulgação e aperfeiçoamento.

  8. MRUniNovo: an efficient tool for de novo peptide sequencing utilizing the hadoop distributed computing framework.

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    Li, Chuang; Chen, Tao; He, Qiang; Zhu, Yunping; Li, Kenli

    2017-03-15

    Tandem mass spectrometry-based de novo peptide sequencing is a complex and time-consuming process. The current algorithms for de novo peptide sequencing cannot rapidly and thoroughly process large mass spectrometry datasets. In this paper, we propose MRUniNovo, a novel tool for parallel de novo peptide sequencing. MRUniNovo parallelizes UniNovo based on the Hadoop compute platform. Our experimental results demonstrate that MRUniNovo significantly reduces the computation time of de novo peptide sequencing without sacrificing the correctness and accuracy of the results, and thus can process very large datasets that UniNovo cannot. MRUniNovo is an open source software tool implemented in java. The source code and the parameter settings are available at http://bioinfo.hupo.org.cn/MRUniNovo/index.php. s131020002@hnu.edu.cn ; taochen1019@163.com. Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com

  9. Biophysical characterization of a de novo elastin

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    Greenland, Kelly Nicole

    Natural human elastin is found in tissue such as the lungs, arteries, and skin. This protein is formed at birth with no mechanism present to repair or supplement the initial quantity formed. As a result, the functionality and durability of elastin's elasticity is critically important. To date, the mechanics of this ability to stretch and recoil is not fully understood. This study utilizes de novo protein design to create a small library of simplistic versions of elastin-like proteins, demonstrate the elastin-like proteins, maintain elastin's functionality, and inquire into its structure using solution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Elastin is formed from cross-linked tropoelastin. Therefore, the first generation of designed proteins consisted of one protein that utilized homogony of interspecies tropoelastin by using three common domains, two hydrophobic and one cross-linking domains. Basic modifications were made to open the hydrophobic region and also to make the protein easier to purify and characterize. The designed protein maintained its functionality, self-aggregating as the temperature increased. Uniquely, the protein remained self-aggregated as the temperature returned below the critical transition temperature. Self-aggregation was additionally induced by increasing salt concentrations and by modifying the pH. The protein appeared to have little secondary structure when studied with solution NMR. These results fueled a second generation of designed elastin-like proteins. This generation contained variations designed to study the cross-linking domain, one specific hydrophobic domain, and the effect of the length of the elastin-like protein. The cross-linking domain in one variation has been significantly modified while the flanking hydrophobic domains have remained unchanged. This characterization of this protein will answer questions regarding the specificity of the homologous nature of the cross-linking domain of tropoelastin across species. A second

  10. The NordiNet® International Outcome Study and NovoNet® ANSWER Program®: rationale, design, and methodology of two international pharmacoepidemiological registry-based studies monitoring long-term clinical and safety outcomes of growth hormone therapy (Norditropin®

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    Höybye C

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Charlotte Höybye,1 Lars Sävendahl,2 Henrik Thybo Christesen,3 Peter Lee,4 Birgitte Tønnes Pedersen,5 Michael Schlumpf,6 John Germak,7 Judith Ross8 1Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute and Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, 2Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institute and Division of Pediatrics, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; 3Hans Christian Andersen Children’s Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; 4Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA; 5Global Development, Novo Nordisk A/S, Søborg, Denmark; 6Global Medical Affairs Biopharm, Novo Nordisk Health Care AG, Zurich, Switzerland; 7Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Novo Nordisk Inc, Princeton, NJ, USA; 8Department of Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA Objective: Randomized controlled trials have shown that growth hormone (GH therapy has effects on growth, metabolism, and body composition. GH therapy is prescribed for children with growth failure and adults with GH deficiency. Carefully conducted observational study of GH treatment affords the opportunity to assess long-term treatment outcomes and the clinical factors and variables affecting those outcomes, in patients receiving GH therapy in routine clinical practice. Design: The NordiNet® International Outcome Study (IOS and the American Norditropin® Studies: Web Enabled Research (ANSWER Program® are two complementary, non-interventional, observational studies that adhere to current guidelines for pharmacoepidemiological data. Patients: The studies include pediatric and adult patients receiving Norditropin®, as prescribed by their physicians. Measurements: The studies gather long-term data on the safety and effectiveness of real-life treatment with the recombinant human GH, Norditropin®. We describe the origins, aims, objectives, and design methodology of

  11. Suppression of polygalacturonase gene expression in the phytopathogenic fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi by RNA interference.

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    Carneiro, Joyce S; de la Bastide, Paul Y; Chabot, Meghan; Lerch, Lindsey; Hintz, William E

    2010-05-01

    The fungal pathogen, Ophiostomo novo-ulmi, has been responsible for the rapid decline of American elm (Ulmus americana) across North America and remains a serious threat to surviving elm populations. The production of pectinolytic polygalacturonase enzymes has been implicated as a virulence factor for many fungal pathogens, including O. novo-ulmi. Previous work has shown that the targeted disruption of the endopolygalacturonase gene locus epg1 of O. novo-ulmi reduced, but did not eliminate pectinase activity. In the present study, we evaluated the use of RNA interference (RNAi) as a method of suppressing expression of the epg1 locus in O. novo-ulmi and compared its efficiency to the gene disruption method. While there was a reduction in epg1-specific mRNA transcripts and in the amount of polygalacturonase enzyme secreted for both methods of gene regulation, neither method completely suppressed the expression of pectinase activity. There was, however, a significantly greater reduction in both transcript levels and secreted enzyme observed for some of the RNAi transformants. As the first demonstration of RNAi in O. novo-ulmi, this method of gene regulation shows promise in future studies of gene expression and pathogenicity. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. De novo assembly of highly diverse viral populations

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    Yang Xiao

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Extensive genetic diversity in viral populations within infected hosts and the divergence of variants from existing reference genomes impede the analysis of deep viral sequencing data. A de novo population consensus assembly is valuable both as a single linear representation of the population and as a backbone on which intra-host variants can be accurately mapped. The availability of consensus assemblies and robustly mapped variants are crucial to the genetic study of viral disease progression, transmission dynamics, and viral evolution. Existing de novo assembly techniques fail to robustly assemble ultra-deep sequence data from genetically heterogeneous populations such as viruses into full-length genomes due to the presence of extensive genetic variability, contaminants, and variable sequence coverage. Results We present VICUNA, a de novo assembly algorithm suitable for generating consensus assemblies from genetically heterogeneous populations. We demonstrate its effectiveness on Dengue, Human Immunodeficiency and West Nile viral populations, representing a range of intra-host diversity. Compared to state-of-the-art assemblers designed for haploid or diploid systems, VICUNA recovers full-length consensus and captures insertion/deletion polymorphisms in diverse samples. Final assemblies maintain a high base calling accuracy. VICUNA program is publicly available at: http://www.broadinstitute.org/scientific-community/science/projects/viral-genomics/ viral-genomics-analysis-software. Conclusions We developed VICUNA, a publicly available software tool, that enables consensus assembly of ultra-deep sequence derived from diverse viral populations. While VICUNA was developed for the analysis of viral populations, its application to other heterogeneous sequence data sets such as metagenomic or tumor cell population samples may prove beneficial in these fields of research.

  13. JTP-103237, a monoacylglycerol acyltransferase inhibitor, prevents fatty liver and suppresses both triglyceride synthesis and de novo lipogenesis

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    Chihiro Okuma

    2015-07-01

    Conclusion: In the present study, JTP-103237 prevented carbohydrate-induced fatty liver and suppressed both TG synthesis and de novo lipogenesis, suggesting MGAT inhibitor may prevent carbohydrate-induced metabolic disorders, including NAFLD, obesity and diabetes.

  14. Defining the maize transcriptome de novo using deep RNA-Seq

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    Martin, Jeffrey; Gross, Stephen; Choi, Cindy; Zhang, Tao; Lindquist, Erika; Wei, Chia-Lin; Wang, Zhong

    2011-06-01

    De novo assembly of the transcriptome is crucial for functional genomics studies in bioenergy research, since many of the organisms lack high quality reference genomes. In a previous study we successfully de novo assembled simple eukaryote transcriptomes exclusively from short Illumina RNA-Seq reads [1]. However, extensive alternative splicing, present in most of the higher eukaryotes, poses a significant challenge for current short read assembly processes. Furthermore, the size of next-generation datasets, often large for plant genomes, presents an informatics challenge. To tackle these challenges we present a combined experimental and informatics strategy for de novo assembly in higher eukaryotes. Using maize as a test case, preliminary results suggest our approach can resolve transcript variants and improve gene annotations.

  15. Defining the maize transcriptome de novo using deep RNA-Seq

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    Martin, Jeffrey; Gross, Stephen; Choi, Cindy; Zhang, Tao; Lindquist, Erika; Wei, Chia-Lin; Wang, Zhong

    2011-06-02

    De novo assembly of the transcriptome is crucial for functional genomics studies in bioenergy research, since many of the organisms lack high quality reference genomes. In a previous study we successfully de novo assembled simple eukaryote transcriptomes exclusively from short Illumina RNA-Seq reads [1]. However, extensive alternative splicing, present in most of the higher eukaryotes, poses a significant challenge for current short read assembly processes. Furthermore, the size of next-generation datasets, often large for plant genomes, presents an informatics challenge. To tackle these challenges we present a combined experimental and informatics strategy for de novo assembly in higher eukaryotes. Using maize as a test case, preliminary results suggest our approach can resolve transcript variants and improve gene annotations.

  16. De novo assembly and transcriptome analysis of contrasting sugarcane varieties.

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    Claudio Benicio Cardoso-Silva

    Full Text Available Sugarcane is an important crop and a major source of sugar and alcohol. In this study, we performed de novo assembly and transcriptome annotation for six sugarcane genotypes involved in bi-parental crosses. The de novo assembly of the sugarcane transcriptome was performed using short reads generated using the Illumina RNA-Seq platform. We produced more than 400 million reads, which were assembled into 72,269 unigenes. Based on a similarity search, the unigenes showed significant similarity to more than 28,788 sorghum proteins, including a set of 5,272 unigenes that are not present in the public sugarcane EST databases; many of these unigenes are likely putative undescribed sugarcane genes. From this collection of unigenes, a large number of molecular markers were identified, including 5,106 simple sequence repeats (SSRs and 708,125 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs. This new dataset will be a useful resource for future genetic and genomic studies in this species.

  17. Molecular characterization of de novo secondary trisomy 13

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    Shaffer, L.G.; McCaskill, C.; Han, Jin-Yeong [Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (United States); Choo, K.H.A. [Murdoch Institute, Melbourne (Australia); Cutillo, D.M.; Donnenfeld, A.E. [Pennyslvania Hospital, PA (United States); Weiss, L.; Van Dyke, D.L. [Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI (United States)

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    Unbalanced Robertsonian translocations are a significant cause of mental retardation and fetal wastage. The majority of homologous rearrangements of chromosome 21 in Down syndrome have been shown to be isochromosomes. Aside from chromosome 21, very little is known about other acrocentric homologous rearrangements. In this study, four cases of de novo secondary trisomy 13 are presented. FISH using alpha-satellite sequences, rDNA, and a pTRI-6 satellite I sequence specific to the short arm of chromosome 13 showed all four rearrangements to be dicentric an apparently devoid of ribosomal genes. Three of four rearrangements retained the pTRI-6 satellite I sequence. Case 1 was the exception, showing a deletion of this sequence in the rearrangement, although both parental chromosomes 13 had strong positive hybridization signals. Eleven microsatellite markers from chromosome 13 were also used to characterize the rearrangements. Of the four possible outcomes, one maternal Robertsonian translocation, two paternal isochromosomes, and one maternal isochromosomes were observed. A double recombination was observed in the maternally derived rob(13q13q). No recombination events were detected in any isochromosome. The parental origins and molecular chromosomal structure of these cases are compared with previous studies of de novo acrocentric rearrangements. 20 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

  18. De Novo Mutations in EBF3 Cause a Neurodevelopmental Syndrome.

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    Sleven, Hannah; Welsh, Seth J; Yu, Jing; Churchill, Mair E A; Wright, Caroline F; Henderson, Alex; Horvath, Rita; Rankin, Julia; Vogt, Julie; Magee, Alex; McConnell, Vivienne; Green, Andrew; King, Mary D; Cox, Helen; Armstrong, Linlea; Lehman, Anna; Nelson, Tanya N; Williams, Jonathan; Clouston, Penny; Hagman, James; Németh, Andrea H

    2017-01-05

    Early B cell factor 3 (EBF3) is an atypical transcription factor that is thought to influence the laminar formation of the cerebral cortex. Here, we report that de novo mutations in EBF3 cause a complex neurodevelopmental syndrome. The mutations were identified in two large-scale sequencing projects: the UK Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) study and the Canadian Clinical Assessment of the Utility of Sequencing and Evaluation as a Service (CAUSES) study. The core phenotype includes moderate to severe intellectual disability, and many individuals exhibit cerebellar ataxia, subtle facial dysmorphism, strabismus, and vesicoureteric reflux, suggesting that EBF3 has a widespread developmental role. Pathogenic de novo variants identified in EBF3 include multiple loss-of-function and missense mutations. Structural modeling suggested that the missense mutations affect DNA binding. Functional analysis of mutant proteins with missense substitutions revealed reduced transcriptional activities and abilities to form heterodimers with wild-type EBF3. We conclude that EBF3, a transcription factor previously unknown to be associated with human disease, is important for brain and other organ development and warrants further investigation. Copyright © 2017 American Society of Human Genetics. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. De novo psychogenic seizures after epilepsy surgery: case report

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    MONTENEGRO MARIA AUGUSTA

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence of de novo psychogenic seizures after epilepsy surgery is rare, and is estimated in 1.8% to 3.6%. Seizures after epilepsy surgery should be carefully evaluated, and de novo psychogenic seizures should be considered especially when there is a change in the ictal semiology. We report a patient with de novo psychogenic seizures after anterior temporal lobe removal for refractory temporal lobe epilepsy. Once psychogenic seizures were diagnosed and psychiatric treatment was started, seizures stopped.

  20. De novo pathway-based biomarker identification

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    Alcaraz, Nicolas; List, Markus; Batra, Richa

    2017-01-01

    datasets. Attempts to mitigate these drawbacks have led to the development of network-based approaches that integrate pathway information to produce meta-gene (MG) features. Also, MG approaches have only dealt with the two-class problem of good versus poor outcome prediction. Stratifying patients based...... on their molecular subtypes can provide a detailed view of the disease and lead to more personalized therapies. We propose and discuss a novel MG approach based on de novo pathways, which for the first time have been used as features in a multi-class setting to predict cancer subtypes. Comprehensive evaluation...

  1. Cuidadores de idosos: um novo / velho trabalho

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    Resende,Márcia Colamarco Ferreira; Dias,Elizabeth Costa

    2008-01-01

    O texto tem como objetivo discutir as repercussões do novo/velho trabalho dos cuidadores de idosos na sua saúde e o suporte que existe atualmente para eles. O estudo se fundamenta na referência do campo temático da Saúde do Trabalhador. Segundo a literatura, a ocupação de cuidador de idosos parece ser uma atividade exercida predominantemente dentro do setor informal de trabalho, por alguém da família e do sexo feminino, e tem trazido conseqüências na qualidade do cuidado ao idoso e na saúde d...

  2. Novos valores ou nova hierarquia de valores?

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    Vera Rudge Werneck

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem por objetivo mostrar que não existem novos valores mas sim novas hierarquias de valores. Cada geração em cada tempo e lugar vai hierarquizar os valores diferentemente. Tece uma análise das várias modalidades de valores considerando a sensibilidade como o processo cognitivo próprio para o seu conhecimento. Fundamentando-se teoricamente em Max Scheler, passando para Yvan Gobry, até concluir com um exemplo de hierarquização de valores.

  3. Desenvolvimento de um novo conceito de refrigerante

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    Ribeiro, Tânia Isabel Bragança

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação para obtenção de grau de mestre em Tecnologia e Segurança Alimentar – Qualidade Alimentar A indústria de refrigerantes e sumos é um subsector da indústria de bebidas não-alcoólicas, de grande impacte na economia e elevada competitividade. O desenvolvimento de novos produtos e a garantia de qualidade dos produtos são de extrema importância nesta indústria. Actualmente, o consumidor é bastante preocupado com a saúde, procurando produtos que possam não comprometer e/ou impulsionar...

  4. Sequencing and de novo assembly of 150 genomes from Denmark as a population reference

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    Maretty, Lasse; Jensen, Jacob Malte; Petersen, Bent

    2017-01-01

    Hundreds of thousands of human genomes are now being sequenced to characterize genetic variation and use this information to augment association mapping studies of complex disorders and other phenotypic traits. Genetic variation is identified mainly by mapping short reads to the reference genome......-coverage sequencing with mate-pair libraries extending up to 20 kilobases. We report de novo assemblies of 150 individuals (50 trios) from the GenomeDenmark project. The quality of these assemblies is similar to those obtained using the more expensive long-read technology. We use the assemblies to identify a rich set...... or by performing local assembly. However, these approaches are biased against discovery of structural variants and variation in the more complex parts of the genome. Hence, large-scale de novo assembly is needed. Here we show that it is possible to construct excellent de novo assemblies from high...

  5. Multi-nucleotide de novo Mutations in Humans.

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    Søren Besenbacher

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Mutation of the DNA molecule is one of the most fundamental processes in biology. In this study, we use 283 parent-offspring trios to estimate the rate of mutation for both single nucleotide variants (SNVs and short length variants (indels in humans and examine the mutation process. We found 17812 SNVs, corresponding to a mutation rate of 1.29 × 10-8 per position per generation (PPPG and 1282 indels corresponding to a rate of 9.29 × 10-10 PPPG. We estimate that around 3% of human de novo SNVs are part of a multi-nucleotide mutation (MNM, with 558 (3.1% of mutations positioned less than 20kb from another mutation in the same individual (median distance of 525bp. The rate of de novo mutations is greater in late replicating regions (p = 8.29 × 10-19 and nearer recombination events (p = 0.0038 than elsewhere in the genome.

  6. De novo cancers following liver transplantation: a single center experience in China.

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    Songfeng Yu

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: De novo cancers are a growing problem that has become one of the leading causes of late mortality after liver transplantation. The incidences and risk factors varied among literatures and fewer concerned the Eastern population. AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine the incidence and clinical features of de novo cancers after liver transplantation in a single Chinese center. METHODS: 569 patients who received liver transplantation and survived for more than 3 months in a single Chinese center were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: A total of 18 de novo cancers were diagnosed in 17 recipients (13 male and 4 female after a mean of 41 ± 26 months, with an overall incidence of 3.2%, which was lower than that in Western people. Of these, 8 (3.32% cases were from 241 recipients with malignant liver diseases before transplant, while 10 (3.05% cases were from 328 recipients with benign diseases. The incidence rates were comparable, p = 0.86. Furthermore, 2 cases developed in 1 year, 5 cases in 3 years and 11 cases over 3 years. The most frequent cancers developed after liver transplantation were similar to those in the general Chinese population but had much higher incidence rates. CONCLUSIONS: Liver transplant recipients were at increased risk for developing de novo cancers. The incidence rates and pattern of de novo cancers in Chinese population are different from Western people due to racial and social factors. Pre-transplant malignant condition had no relationship to de novo cancer. Exact risk factors need further studies.

  7. Mechanism of increased rate of de novo purine biosynthesis in rat liver after bilateral adrenalectomy

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    Itakura, M.; Maeda, N.; Yamashita, K.

    1986-01-01

    The incorporation of C-14-glycine to hepatic purines increased proving the increased rate of de novo purine biosynthesis in rat liver after bilateral adrenalectomy in comparison to sham-operated controls It is shown that the increased rate of de novo purine biosynthesis in adrenalectomized rat liver is compensatory against the increased catabolism of purine ribonucleotides as a result of the increased AMP concentration and that it is mediated by the increased concentration of PRPP. The study demonstrates the importance of the physiological amount of adrenocortical hormone to sustain the normal concentrations nad the metabolism of purine ribonucleotides in liver

  8. Whole-Genome de novo Sequencing Of Quail And Grey Partridge

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    Holm, Lars-Erik; Panitz, Frank; Burt, Dave

    2011-01-01

    The development in sequencing methods has made it possible to perform whole genome de novo sequencing of species without large commercial interests. Within the EU-financed QUANTOMICS project (KBBE-2A-222664), we have performed de novo sequencing of quail (Coturnix coturnix) and grey partridge...... comparative studies towards the chicken genome and will aid in identifying evolutionarily conserved sequences within the Galliformes. The obtained sequences from quail and partridge represent a beginning of generating the whole genome sequence for these species. The continuation of establishing the genome...

  9. A genitália externa dos machos no complexo Triatoma phyllosoma (Burm. espécies mexicanas transmissoras da doença de Chagas (Hemiptera, Reduviidae

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    Herman Lent

    1982-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudadas as genitálias externas masculinas das cinco espécies que constituem o complexo phyllosoma: Triatoma phyllosoma (Burmeister, 1835, T. pallidipennis (Stal, 1872, T. longipennis Usinger, 1939, T. picturata Usinger, 1939 e T. mazzottii Usinger, 1941, todas encontradas naturalmente infectadas pelo Trypanosoma cruzi, e, com exceção de T. picturata, colonizando no domicílio humano. São espécies muito próximas, não só pelo aspecto externo, como pela área geográfica onde ocorrem, a região ocidental do México. As estruturas constituintes dessas genitálias foram analisadas comparativamente, com o intuito de ampliar o estudo das aludidas espécies, criando informações morfológicas adicionais à taxonomia atualmente aceita. Foram evidenciadas quatro estruturas no edeago: falosoma, suporte da falosoma, processo do endosoma e vesica; uma no aparelho articular, o processo do gonoporo; e outra no pigóforo, o processo do pigóforo. Essas estruturas apresentam pequenas variações no tamanho e na forma, acentuando a proximidade das espécies entre si e a dificuldade existente para a compreensão perfeita do status taxonômico de cada uma. O trabalho completar-se-á com a discussão dos já conhecidos aspectos morfológicos externos e os evidenciados pela morfologia das genitálias.A study was made of the male genitalia of five species which constitute the phyllosoma complex: Triatoma phyllosoma (Burmeister, 1835, T. pallidipennis (Stal, 1872, T. longipennis Usinger, 1939, T. picturata Usinger, 1939 and T. mazzottii Usinger, 1941; all of them were found naturally infected by Trypanosoma cruzi, and, except T. picturata colonizing human houses. These species are very similar, not only by the external aspects but also by their geographical occurence in Mexico. The structures which constitute these genitalias were analysed comparatively with the intention to increase the knowledge of the mentioned species, showing some morphological

  10. Prevalence and origin of De Novo duplications in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A: First report of a De Novo duplication with a maternal origin

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    Blair, I.P.; Nash, J.; Gordon, M.J.; Nicholson, G.A. [Univ. of Sydney, New South Wales (United Kingdom)

    1996-03-01

    Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is the most common inherited peripheral neuropathy. Sporadic cases of CMT have been described since the earliest reports of the disease. The most frequent form of the disorder, CMT1A, is associated with a 1.5-Mb DNA duplication on chromosome 17p11.2, which segregates with the disease. In order to investigate the prevalence of de novo CMT1A duplications, this study examined 118 duplication-positive CMT1A families. In 10 of these families it was demonstrated that the disease had arisen as the result of a de novo mutation. By taking into account the ascertainment of families, it can be estimated that {>=}10% of autosomal dominant CMT1 families are due to de novo duplications. The CMT1A duplication is thought to be the product of unequal crossing over between parental chromosome 17 homologues during meiosis. Polymorphic markers from within the duplicated region were used to determine the parental origin of these de novo duplications in eight informative families. Seven were of paternal and one of maternal origin. This study represents the first report of a de novo duplication with a maternal origin and indicates that it is not a phenomenon associated solely with male meioses. Recombination fractions for the region duplicated in CMT1A are larger in females than in males. That suggests that oogenesis may be afforded greater protection from misalignment during synapsis, and/or that there may be lower activity of those factors or mechanisms that lead to unequal crossing over at the CMT1A locus. 41 refs., 2 figs.

  11. Fact or fiction: updates on how protein-coding genes might emerge de novo from previously non-coding DNA [version 1; referees: 3 approved

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    Jonathan F Schmitz

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Over the last few years, there has been an increasing amount of evidence for the de novo emergence of protein-coding genes, i.e. out of non-coding DNA. Here, we review the current literature and summarize the state of the field. We focus specifically on open questions and challenges in the study of de novo protein-coding genes such as the identification and verification of de novo-emerged genes. The greatest obstacle to date is the lack of high-quality genomic data with very short divergence times which could help precisely pin down the location of origin of a de novo gene. We conclude that, while there is plenty of evidence from a genetics perspective, there is a lack of functional studies of bona fide de novo genes and almost no knowledge about protein structures and how they come about during the emergence of de novo protein-coding genes. We suggest that future studies should concentrate on the functional and structural characterization of de novo protein-coding genes as well as the detailed study of the emergence of functional de novo protein-coding genes.

  12. De Novo Construction of Redox Active Proteins.

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    Moser, C C; Sheehan, M M; Ennist, N M; Kodali, G; Bialas, C; Englander, M T; Discher, B M; Dutton, P L

    2016-01-01

    Relatively simple principles can be used to plan and construct de novo proteins that bind redox cofactors and participate in a range of electron-transfer reactions analogous to those seen in natural oxidoreductase proteins. These designed redox proteins are called maquettes. Hydrophobic/hydrophilic binary patterning of heptad repeats of amino acids linked together in a single-chain self-assemble into 4-alpha-helix bundles. These bundles form a robust and adaptable frame for uncovering the default properties of protein embedded cofactors independent of the complexities introduced by generations of natural selection and allow us to better understand what factors can be exploited by man or nature to manipulate the physical chemical properties of these cofactors. Anchoring of redox cofactors such as hemes, light active tetrapyrroles, FeS clusters, and flavins by His and Cys residues allow cofactors to be placed at positions in which electron-tunneling rates between cofactors within or between proteins can be predicted in advance. The modularity of heptad repeat designs facilitates the construction of electron-transfer chains and novel combinations of redox cofactors and new redox cofactor assisted functions. Developing de novo designs that can support cofactor incorporation upon expression in a cell is needed to support a synthetic biology advance that integrates with natural bioenergetic pathways. © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Variação entre filhotes de representantes do complexo Bothrops newied (Serpentes, Viperidae, Crotalinae

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    Vinícius Xavier

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available External morphological characters of 141 young specimens (69 males and 72 femalesof the Bothrops newied complex were analyzed. Regression analysis was used in the study of morphometric characters and principal components analysis was used in the study of meristic and qualitative characters. Sexual dimorphism was confirmed in the meristic and morphometric characters. Males showed higher counts of subcaudals and longer tails. Females showed eventually higher number of ventrals and dorsal rows, and larger heads. Six different drawing patterns were diagnosed and can indicate the existence of different species. Ontogenetic variation was described.

  14. Risk factors for de novo hepatitis B infection in pediatric living donor liver transplantation.

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    Rao, Wei; Xie, Man; Yang, Tao; Zhang, Jian-Jun; Gao, Wei; Deng, Yong-Lin; Zheng, Hong; Pan, Cheng; Liu, Yi-He; Shen, Zhong-Yang

    2014-09-28

    To investigate the incidence of de novo hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection after pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and to analyze the risk factors associated with this de novo HBV infection. The clinical and laboratory data of children who underwent LDLT from June 2010 to September 2012 in First Center Hospital in Tianjin, China, were retrospectively included in the study. Intrahepatic HBV DNA in donors and recipients was quantified by real-time polymerase chain reaction using DNA extracted from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues. Between June 2010 to September 2012, 32 consecutive pediatric patients underwent LDLT in our institute. Thirty LDLT patients (13 girls and 17 boys) were followed up for a median of 15 mo, of whom 53.3% (16/30) were hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) positive and 36.7% (11/30) were hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb)/HBcAb positive before transplantation. Sixteen of the children received HBcAb-positive allografts, and 43.7% (7/16) of the grafts were found to be intrahepatic HBV DNA positive. De novo HBV infection developed in 16.1% (5/30) of the children within a median of 11 mo after transplantation. All five of the HBV-infected children had received HBcAb-positive allografts, four of which were intrahepatic HBV DNA positive. Two of the children developed de novo HBV infection despite the preoperative presence of both HBsAb and HBcAb In pediatric recipients, positive intrahepatic HBV DNA in allografts could be a risk factor for de novo HBV infection from HBcAb-positive allografts. HBsAb/HBcAb positivity in pediatric LDLT patients before transplantation exhibited only weak effectiveness in protecting them against de novo HBV infection from HBcAb-positive allografts.

  15. Aproximações entre Pensamento Complexo e Estratégia Organizacional

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    Pedrozo, Eugenio Avila

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Organizations are social systems from joint activities of people, which operation and interaction among those people require a comprehension based on systemic principles. The study of business strategy provides reductive and disjunctive guidance as the product of its positivist treatment based on the precepts of classical science. However, the context of organizations and their own internal operation have been complexified over time, leading to questions about the relevance of the use of more classic orientations in the strategy of organizations. In this paper, we try to associate the development of an organizational strategy to the principles of Morinian complexity theory. Through the analysis of systemic principles, we found associations with various approaches used in studies of organizational strategy. The contribution of this paper is to show that complexity theory has applicability in various fields of science and, in particular, In the applied social sciences, because It provides new foundations that contribute to a better understanding of natural and social phenomena.

  16. Estudos sobre a dosagem microbiologica das vitaminas do complexo B - II. Niacina Microbiological assay for niacine

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    Gilberto G. Villela

    1945-02-01

    Full Text Available The microbiological assay method of Snell and Wright for niacine was studied and some modifications of the basal medium were proposed. A maximal growth of the "Lactobacillus arabinosus" was obtained by the addition to the basal medium of 25 mg % asparagine and increasing the percentages of glucose and sodium acetate. Liver and yeast extracts were assayed satisfactory and the niacine added was recovered quantitatively.

  17. Metallic complexes with glyphosate: a review; Complexos metalicos com o herbicida glifosato: revisao

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    Coutinho, Claudia F.B.; Mazo, Luiz Henrique [Sao Paulo Univ., Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica]. E-mail: claudiabreda@iqsc.usp.br

    2005-11-15

    We present studies involving metallic ions and the herbicide glyphosate. The metallic complexes of Cu(II), Zn(II), Mn(II), Ni(II), Cd(II), Pb(II), Cr(III), Fe(III), Co(III), ammonium, sodium, Ag(I), alkaline earth metals and of some lanthanides ions are described. The complexes are discussed in terms of their synthesis, identification, stability and structural properties, based on data from the current literature. (author)

  18. Redes Interorganizacionais Horizontais Vistas como Sistemas Adaptativos Complexos Coevolutivos: o Caso de uma Rede de Supermercados

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    Aline Lourenço de Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper seeks to understand the phenomenon of horizontal interorganizational networks (HINs. For this purpose, the framework of complex adaptive systems (CASs and coevolution was used, both approaches based on the Complexity Theory. The objective is to identify basic features of a complex adaptive system, present in a horizontal interorganizational network of supermarkets in southern Minas Gerais. A qualitative case study was carried out on the retail purchase network, referred to in this study as the Ômega Network. It was found that this network is a system formed by the coevolutive process of its agents, whose basic objective is to promote their competitiveness. This process has resulted in increased operational effectiveness of the agents and learning, which results in collective and individual innovations. The results also indicate the presence of elements of self-organization in the Omega Network. The research results have implications for the understanding of competitiveness within the networks and the importance of learning and innovation in its development. The work also paves the way for new studies of networks as organizational evolving systems.

  19. Quando o trabalho é desordem: As demandas dos vendedores ambulantes com a chegada da UPP ao Complexo do Alemão

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    Wania Amélia Belchior Mesquita

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo trata de identificar e analisar as práticas de vendedores ambulantes do Complexo do Alemão, Zona Norte do Rio de Janeiro, a partir da implantação da Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora (a inauguração da primeira UPP naquelas favelas ocorreu em abril de 2012. Com base em experiência etnográfica, privilegiam-se algumas práticas de uso e regulação do espaço em uma das estações do teleférico daquelas favelas. No decorrer das análises, é concedida especial atenção às lutas dos ambulantes – que, de modo de geral, não conseguem se enquadrar no perfil do “favelado empreendedor” – pelo reconhecimento e pela permanência de suas atividades. The article When Work is Disorder: The Demands of Street Vendors with the Arrival of the UPP in the Complexo do Alemão identifies and investi­gates the practices of street vendors in the Complexo do Alemão, in the northern zone of Rio de Janeiro, fol­lowing the implementation of the Pacification Police Unit (the first UPP was established in those favelas in April 2012. Based on ethnographic experience, some practices for using and regulating the space in one of the local cable car stations are prioritized. In the course of the analyses, special attention is given to the street vendors’ struggles – who, as a rule, fail to be classed as “favela entrepreneurs” – for recognition and permanence of their activities.Keywords: street vendors, favela, police, UPP, citizenship

  20. “Quando a menina enjoa da boneca....” : ensaio sobre o Complexo de Édipo e a construção do feminino

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    Este trabalho investiga as vicissitudes do complexo de Édipo da menina e sua relação com a construção da feminilidade na teoria de Freud, a partir de uma incursão teórica referente ao assunto em sua obra. Foram utilizadas também algumas contribuições de autores contemporâneos, com destaque a Jacques Lacan, que enfatiza a noção de falta de objeto como central na estruturação do psiquismo. A pesquisa inicia com a abordagem da (re)descoberta da sexualidade infantil por Freud, mais especificament...

  1. Enzymatic complex in diets for gold fish fingerlings (Carassius auratusComplexo enzimático na dieta de alevinos de kinguio (Carassius auratus

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    Arcângelo Augusto Signor

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    Full Text Available Aiming to evaluate the enzymatic complex supplementation in diets for goldfish fingerlings (Carassius auratus, 240 fish weighing initially 1,36 ± 0,02g, randomly distributed in 20 tanks with 150L, in four treatments and five replications, with twelve fish in each experimental unit were used. The fish were fed at 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. with diets containing different inclusion levels (0; 0,033; 0,066 e 0,099% of enzymatic complex (amilase, protease, celulase, lipase, ?-glucanase and phytase, and formulated with 32,36% of digestible protein and 3.023kcal of digestible energy kg-1. There were no differences observed (P>0,05 in the mean final weight, weight gain, total length, standard length, survival and carcass composition. However, the fish apparent feed conversion was impaired by the supplementation of enzymatic complex with 0,099% in diet. The use of enzymatic complex does not provides benefits in the productive performance for goldfish fingerlings. Objetivando avaliar a suplementação de complexo enzimático em dietas de alevinos de kinguios (Carassius auratus, foram utilizados 240 peixes com peso inicial de 1,36 ± 0,02g, distribuídos aleatoriamente, em 20 tanques de 150L, em quatro tratamentos e cinco repetições, com 12 peixes em cada unidade experimental. Os peixes foram arraçoados as 8h, 11h, 14h e 17h, com dietas contendo diferentes níveis de inclusão (0; 0,033; 0,066 e 0,099% de complexo enzimático (amilase, protease, celulase, lipase, b-glucanase e fitase, e formuladas para conter 32,36% de proteína digestível e 3.023kcal de energia digestível kg-1. Não foram observadas diferenças no peso final, ganho de peso, comprimento total, comprimento padrão, sobrevivência e composição de carcaça. No entanto, a conversão alimentar aparente dos peixes alimentados com rações contendo 0,099% do complexo enzimático foi inferior em relação aos alimentados com as demais dietas. Conclui-se que a utiliza

  2. Eficácia de extratos vegetais na desinfecção de superfícies contaminadas com fungos do complexo Sporothrix

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    MATOS, Caroline Bohnen de

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    A esporotricose é a principal micose dos felinos domésticos, apresentando grande importância por tratar-se de uma zoonose envolvendo seis espécies fúngicas pertencem ao complexo Sporothrix. O isolamento fúngico de ambientes domiciliares e veterinários já foi comprovado, revelando-se uma importante fonte de infecção para animais e humanos. A busca de produtos alternativos aos desinfetantes utilizados normalmente é crescente, principalmente pelos constantes relatos de resistência por parte dos ...

  3. Erotismo gospel: mercados e limites da sexualidade entre evangélicas(os) no Complexo do Alemão1

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    Reis, Lorena Mochel

    2017-01-01

    Resumo Entre os meses de maio de 2013 e fevereiro de 2014, pude acompanhar o cotidiano de uma loja que comercializava produtos destinados a apimentar relações. Localizada no Complexo do Alemão (conjunto de favelas na Zona Norte do Rio de Janeiro), a boutique sensual, como sua proprietária preferia nomear, vendia objetos, cosméticos, lingeries e fantasias, além de oferecer aulas e palestras voltadas para a aprendizagem de “técnicas” relacionadas à sedução, com acentuado consumo por parte de mu...

  4. Estrutura química e atividade antiviral de polissacarídeos sulfatados obtidos de algas do Complexo Laurencia (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta)

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    Ferreira, Luciana Garcia

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    Resumo: A extração sequencial realizada nas algas vermelhas Palisada flagellifera, Laurencia filiformis e Laurencia aldingensis (Complexo Laurencia, Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales) com água a 25°C e 80°C, seguido de tratamento com KCl e cromatografia de troca iônica deu origem a frações polissacarídicas homogêneas obtidas a partir dessas espécies. A análise estrutural da agarana homogênea obtida de P. flagellifera (FCS-3) mostrou uma estrutura complexa, com pelo menos 18 diferentes tipos de deriva...

  5. Análise morfológica comparativa de uma amostra do \\"complexo Echinolittorina ziczac\\" (Gastropoda, Littorinidae) da costa ocidental do Atlântico

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    Eric Pedro Gonçalves

    2011-01-01

    Foi estudada a morfologia de Echinolittorina lineolata, Echinolittorina ziczac e Echinolittorina vermeiji, pertencentes ao \\"complexo E. ziczac\\", das quais resultaram duas novas espécies, todas procedentes da costa oeste do Atlântico. Foi possível averiguar características morfológicas que diferenciam todas as espécies entre si. Diferenças foram encontradas principalmente nas seguintes estruturas: concha, com variação interespecífica; rádula, que apresentou diferenças entre as cinco espécies...

  6. Gestão operacional das barragens de terra do complexo minerário das minas de ferro Carajás da VALE.

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    Oliveira, José Carlos de

    2014-01-01

    Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Geotécnica. Núcleo de Geotecnia, Escola de Minas, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. O objetivo desta dissertação é analisar o uso do sistema de gestão de barragens de aterro compactado, utilizados pela VALE, e por outras empresas do grupo, no Complexo Minerário das Minas de Ferro Carajás localizado em Parauapebas – PA. O estudo foi desenvolvido através da avaliação dos dois sistemas (programas computacionais) de gestão de operação de barragens, os ...

  7. Proteomics of Soil and Sediment: Protein Identification by De Novo Sequencing of Mass Spectra Complements Traditional Database Searching

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    Miller, S.; Rizzo, A. I.; Waldbauer, J.

    2015-12-01

    Proteomics has the potential to elucidate the metabolic pathways and taxa responsible for in situ biogeochemical transformations. However, low rates of protein identification from high resolution mass spectra have been a barrier to the development of proteomics in complex environmental samples. Much of the difficulty lies in the computational challenge of linking mass spectra to their corresponding proteins. Traditional database search methods for matching peptide sequences to mass spectra are often inadequate due to the complexity of environmental proteomes and the large database search space, as we demonstrate with soil and sediment proteomes generated via a range of extraction methods. One alternative to traditional database searching is de novo sequencing, which identifies peptide sequences without the need for a database. BLAST can then be used to match de novo sequences to similar genetic sequences. Assigning confidence to putative identifications has been one hurdle for the implementation of de novo sequencing. We found that accurate de novo sequences can be screened by quality score and length. Screening criteria are verified by comparing the results of de novo sequencing and traditional database searching for well-characterized proteomes from simple biological systems. The BLAST hits of screened sequences are interrogated for taxonomic and functional information. We applied de novo sequencing to organic topsoil and marine sediment proteomes. Peak-rich proteomes, which can result from various extraction techniques, yield thousands of high-confidence protein identifications, an improvement over previous proteomic studies of soil and sediment. User-friendly software tools for de novo metaproteomics analysis have been developed. This "De Novo Analysis" Pipeline is also a faster method of data analysis than constructing a tailored sequence database for traditional database searching.

  8. De novo mutations in the actin genes ACTB and ACTG1 cause Baraitser-Winter syndrome

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    Riviere, Jean-Baptiste; van Bon, Bregje W. M.; Hoischen, Alexander; Kholmanskikh, Stanislav S.; O'Roak, Brian J.; Gilissen, Christian; Gijsen, Sabine; Sullivan, Christopher T.; Christian, Susan L.; Abdul-Rahman, Omar A.; Atkin, Joan F.; Chassaing, Nicolas; Drouin-Garraud, Valerie; Fry, Andrew E.; Fryns, Jean-Pierre; Gripp, Karen W.; Kempers, Marlies; Kleefstra, Tjitske; Mancini, Grazia M. S.; Nowaczyk, Malgorzata J. M.; van Ravenswaaij-Arts, Conny M. A.; Roscioli, Tony; Marble, Michael; Rosenfeld, Jill A.; Siu, Victoria M.; de Vries, Bert B. A.; Shendure, Jay; Verloes, Alain; Veltman, Joris A.; Brunner, Han G.; Ross, M. Elizabeth; Pilz, Daniela T.; Dobyns, William B.

    Brain malformations are individually rare but collectively common causes of developmental disabilities(1-3). Many forms of malformation occur sporadically and are associated with reduced reproductive fitness, pointing to a causative role for de novo mutations(4,5). Here, we report a study of

  9. Drug-Eluting Balloons in the Treatment of Coronary De Novo Lesions

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    Richelsen, Rasmus Kapalu Broge; Overvad, Thure Filskov; Jensen, Svend Eggert

    2016-01-01

    Drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) have emerged as a new application in percutaneous coronary intervention. DEBs have proven successful in the treatment of in-stent restenosis, but their role in de novo lesions is less clear. This paper provides a review of the current studies where DEBs have been used...

  10. Comparação de softwares para análise de dados de levantamentos complexos

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    Maria Helena de Sousa

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar "softwares" específicos para análise de dados de levantamentos amostrais complexos, em relação às características: facilidade de aplicação, eficiência computacional e exatidão dos resultados. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se dados secundários da Pesquisa Nacional sobre Demografia e Saúde, de 1996, cuja população-alvo foram as mulheres de 15 a 49 anos de idade, pertencentes a uma subamostra probabilística selecionada em dois estágios, estratificada, com probabilidade proporcional ao tamanho no primeiro estágio. Foram selecionadas da subamostra as regiões Norte e Centro-oeste do País. Os parâmetros analisados foram: a média, para a variável idade, e a proporção, para cinco outras variáveis qualitativas, utilizando os "softwares" Epi Info, Stata e WesVarPC. RESULTADOS: Os programas apresentam duas opções em comum para importação de arquivos: o dBASE e arquivos tipo texto. O número de passos anteriores à execução das análises foram 21, 11 e 9, respectivamente para o Epi Info, Stata e WesVarPC. A eficiência computacional foi alta em todos eles, inferior a três segundos. Os erros padrão estimados utilizando-se o Epi Info e o Stata foram os mesmos, com aproximação até a terceira casa decimal; os do WesVarPC foram, em geral, superiores. CONCLUSÕES: O Epi Info é o mais limitado em termos das análises disponíveis, porém ele é simples de usar e gratuito. O Stata e o WesVarPC são bem mais completos nos recursos de análises, porém há a desvantagem do custo. A escolha do programa dependerá principalmente das necessidades específicas do usuário.

  11. Comparação de softwares para análise de dados de levantamentos complexos

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    Sousa Maria Helena de

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar "softwares" específicos para análise de dados de levantamentos amostrais complexos, em relação às características: facilidade de aplicação, eficiência computacional e exatidão dos resultados. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se dados secundários da Pesquisa Nacional sobre Demografia e Saúde, de 1996, cuja população-alvo foram as mulheres de 15 a 49 anos de idade, pertencentes a uma subamostra probabilística selecionada em dois estágios, estratificada, com probabilidade proporcional ao tamanho no primeiro estágio. Foram selecionadas da subamostra as regiões Norte e Centro-oeste do País. Os parâmetros analisados foram: a média, para a variável idade, e a proporção, para cinco outras variáveis qualitativas, utilizando os "softwares" Epi Info, Stata e WesVarPC. RESULTADOS: Os programas apresentam duas opções em comum para importação de arquivos: o dBASE e arquivos tipo texto. O número de passos anteriores à execução das análises foram 21, 11 e 9, respectivamente para o Epi Info, Stata e WesVarPC. A eficiência computacional foi alta em todos eles, inferior a três segundos. Os erros padrão estimados utilizando-se o Epi Info e o Stata foram os mesmos, com aproximação até a terceira casa decimal; os do WesVarPC foram, em geral, superiores. CONCLUSÕES: O Epi Info é o mais limitado em termos das análises disponíveis, porém ele é simples de usar e gratuito. O Stata e o WesVarPC são bem mais completos nos recursos de análises, porém há a desvantagem do custo. A escolha do programa dependerá principalmente das necessidades específicas do usuário.

  12. Status epilepticus ausência de novo: relato de caso "De novo" absence status: case report

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    Gloria M. Almeida Tedrus

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    Full Text Available Existem poucos relatos na literatura de pacientes adultos com status epilepticus não convulsivo, do tipo ausência típica. Apresentamos o caso de paciente do sexo feminino de 53 anos de idade, diabética, que iniciou quadro de confusão mental após crise tônico-clônica generalizada. O eletrencefalograma mostrou descargas contínuas generalizadas caracterizadas por complexos ponta-onda irregulares. As descargas ao eletrencefalograma desapareceram após diazepan endovenoso. A tomografia computadorizada de crânio foi normal. Esse caso mostra que o reconhecimento dessa entidade clínico-eletrencefalográfica é essencial, devido à semelhança com distúrbio psiquiátrico e da pronta resposta ao tratamento medicamentoso.There are few descriptions about middle-aged patients who have nonconvulsive status epilepticus, absence status. We reported the clinical case of a woman, 52-year-old, diabetic, referred to the emergency room in a confusional state. Initial electroencephalogram showed continuous typical, bilateral, symmetric and synchronous spike-and-wave discharges. Clinical and electroencephalogram normalization occurred immediatelly following intravenous injection of benzodiazepine. Computerized axial tomography was normal. The recognition of this entity is essential because of its similarity to psychiatric disturbance and its prompt response to proper treatment.

  13. Variáveis relacionadas à estabilidade de complexos organo-minerais em solos tropicais e subtropicais brasileiros Selected soil-variables related to the stability of organo-minerals complexes in tropical and subtropical brazilian soils

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    Alberto Vasconcellos Inda Junior

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available A estabilidade de complexos organo-minerais é uma característica importante quanto à química e física de solos tropicais e subtropicais. O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar variáveis relacionadas à estabilidade de complexos organo-minerais, avaliada pela energia de ultra-som necessária para a dispersão total do solo em partículas primárias, em seis solos das regiões Sul e Centro-Oeste do Brasil com textura e mineralogia distintas. A energia de ultra-som necessária para dispersão total dos solos variou de 239 a 2.389J mL-1, sendo diretamente relacionada aos teores de carbono orgânico (R²=0,799, PThe stability of organo-mineral complexes is an important characteristic related to the soil chemistry and physics of tropical and subtropical soils. This study was aimed at identifing the variables related to the stability of organo-mineral complexes, evaluated by ultrasonic energy necessary to complete soil dispersion, of six soils from South and West-Center regions of Brazil with distint texture and mineralogy. The ultrasonic energy to complete soil dispersion varied from 239 a 2389J mL-1, and was positively related to the soil organic carbon concentrations (R²=0.799, P<0.05. The clay mineralogy had an important role to the stability of organo-mineral complexes, which were related to the content of low cristalinity iron oxides (R²=0.586, P<0.10, but did not had relationship with the total pedogenic iron oxides. The qualitative analysis of the clay mineralogy, by X-ray diffraction, evidenced that gibbsite and goethite are the main clay minerals related to the stability of organo-mineral complexes, reinforcing the importance of these minerals on the physical protection and coloidal stability of the soil organic matter in the tropical and subtropical soils.

  14. Similar prognosis of transformed and de novo diffuse large B-cell lymphomas in patients treated with immunochemotherapy.

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    Sorigue, Marc; Garcia, Olga; Baptista, Maria Joao; Sancho, Juan-Manuel; Tapia, Gustavo; Mate, José Luis; Feliu, Evarist; Navarro, José-Tomás; Ribera, Josep-Maria

    2017-03-22

    The prognosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) transformed from indolent lymphoma (TL) has been considered poorer than that of de novo DLBCL. However, it seems to have improved since the introduction of rituximab. We compared the characteristics (including the cell-of-origin), and the prognosis of 29 patients with TL and 101 with de novo DLBCL treated with immunochemotherapy. Patients with TL and de novo DLBCL had similar characteristics. All TL cases evolving from follicular lymphoma were germinal-center B-cell-like, while those TL from marginal zone lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia were non-germinal-center B-cell-like. The complete response rate was similar in TL and de novo DLBCL (62 vs. 66%, P=.825). The 5-year overall and progression-free survival probabilities (95% CI) were 59% (40-78) and 41% (22-60) for TL and 63% (53-73) and 60% (50-70) for de novo DLBCL, respectively (P=.732 for overall survival and P=.169 for progression-free survival). In this study, the prognosis of TL and de novo DLBCL treated with immunochemotherapy was similar. The role of intensification with stem cell transplantation in the management of TL may be questionable in the rituximab era. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  15. Um novo gerador de topologias da Internet.

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    Maciel, Joylan Nunes

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    Dissertação apresentada como requisito parcial para a obtenção do grau de Mestre em Informática no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Informática, Setor de Ciências Exatas, Universidade Federal do Paraná. Orientadora: Profa. Dra. Cristina Duarte Murta. 2008 A geração de topologias sintéticas da Internet tem aplicação fundamental em experimentos com novos protocolos e serviços, propostos com freqüência pela comunidade de pesquisa na área de redes de computadores e sistemas distribuídos. As novas ...

  16. Complexos e complexidade

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    Henrique Schützer Del Nero

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    Full Text Available Apresenta-se uma visão da Ciência Cognitiva enquanto reação ao Behaviorismo, através de blocos de pensamento, fragmentos de um domínio conceituai tortuoso e demorado. Reunindo muitas disciplinas, seus fundamentos são por demais comprometidos com a relação mente-corpo, antigo objeto de estudo da Filosofia. Se, numa primeira abordagem, parece ser apenas a computação o elemento definidor dessa nova superdisciplina num estudo mais profundo e agudo percebe-se que a própria noção de computação comporta diversas interpretações. O estilo é propositalmente elíptico, estimulando o leitor a investigar o quanto a riqueza metafórica da linguagem é difícil, senão impossível de modelar em computadores, e também intrigando aquele que, porventura, resista, chamando-o ao estudo demorado de conceitos variados e difíceis. Compreender é, no mundo da mente, diverso de manipular: é ter empatia.Cognitive Science as a reaction against Behaviorism is presented, not in a complete way, but in an informal and fragmented outlook. The old problem of the relation between the mind and the brain pervades cognitive concepts. In spite of the strong computational appeal of Cognitive Science, understanding what computation means, and all its different interpretations, is also suggested, including some considerations on models and other mind attributes.

  17. FSG: Fast String Graph Construction for De Novo Assembly.

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    Bonizzoni, Paola; Vedova, Gianluca Della; Pirola, Yuri; Previtali, Marco; Rizzi, Raffaella

    2017-10-01

    The string graph for a collection of next-generation reads is a lossless data representation that is fundamental for de novo assemblers based on the overlap-layout-consensus paradigm. In this article, we explore a novel approach to compute the string graph, based on the FM-index and Burrows and Wheeler Transform. We describe a simple algorithm that uses only the FM-index representation of the collection of reads to construct the string graph, without accessing the input reads. Our algorithm has been integrated into the string graph assembler (SGA) as a standalone module to construct the string graph. The new integrated assembler has been assessed on a standard benchmark, showing that fast string graph (FSG) is significantly faster than SGA while maintaining a moderate use of main memory, and showing practical advantages in running FSG on multiple threads. Moreover, we have studied the effect of coverage rates on the running times.

  18. De novo synthesis of a sunscreen compound in vertebrates.

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    Osborn, Andrew R; Almabruk, Khaled H; Holzwarth, Garrett; Asamizu, Shumpei; LaDu, Jane; Kean, Kelsey M; Karplus, P Andrew; Tanguay, Robert L; Bakalinsky, Alan T; Mahmud, Taifo

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    Ultraviolet-protective compounds, such as mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) and related gadusols produced by some bacteria, fungi, algae, and marine invertebrates, are critical for the survival of reef-building corals and other marine organisms exposed to high-solar irradiance. These compounds have also been found in marine fish, where their accumulation is thought to be of dietary or symbiont origin. In this study, we report the unexpected discovery that fish can synthesize gadusol de novo and that the analogous pathways are also present in amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Furthermore, we demonstrate that engineered yeast containing the fish genes can produce and secrete gadusol. The discovery of the gadusol pathway in vertebrates provides a platform for understanding its role in these animals, and the possibility of engineering yeast to efficiently produce a natural sunscreen and antioxidant presents an avenue for its large-scale production for possible use in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

  19. The impact of employee satisfaction on productivity in Tiskarna Novo mesto, Ltd.

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    Simona Cimperman

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    Full Text Available Research Question: Does employee satisfaction, impact on productivity? How are these two variables associated? What is the job satisfaction in Tiskarna Novo mesto, Ltd. What needs to be done to make employees more satisfied at work and, consequently, more productive? Purpose: The purpose of the study is to determine what are the factors that influence employee satisfaction Tiskarna Novo mesto, Ltd. and check the connection between work satisfaction and employee productivity. The aim of the research is to examine what is the level of job satisfaction of employees in Tiskarna Novo mesto, Ltd. And find our reasons and factors that prevent employees were satisfied in the workplace. Method: In this study we used a descriptive method and the method of combining the study of domestic and foreign literature. Pending the results we have come to interview employees in the Tiskarna Novo mesto, Ltd. Results: We conducted a survey among employees in Tiskarna Novo mesto, Ltd and we came to the conclusion that the employees are medium satisfied – the average grade point job satisfaction of employees was 3.1 (evaluated on a 5-point Likert scale. The worst assessed was factor in job satisfaction opportunity for advancement and educational opportunities. We have found out that factors like receiving praise and awards as well as good interpersonal relations are those that affect good on job satisfaction, on the other hand conflict is the one that reduces job satisfaction. The existence of links between work satisfaction and productivity were not found (r = -0.061. Organization: The organization and managers, it is important to know which are the factors by which employees are satisfied or dissatisfied. Results of the research will give managers a clear picture of the factors of satisfaction / dissatisfaction and opinion on productivity. Society: The employees it means a lot to have your job satisfaction and consequently they are more productive. Originality: The

  20. O "Complexo Histolytica" e outros protozoários intestinais em um grupo de crianças no Rio de Janeiro

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    Angela Maria Mazzucco

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    Full Text Available Em um inquérito coprológico realizado em 80 crianças de 1 a 10 anos de idade, residentes em uma área de favela do Rio de Janeiro, foi utilizado o Schaudinn como fixador e o método da hematoxilina férrica para coloração de protozoários intestinais. Pelo exame de duas preparações de cada amostra de fezes, evidenciou-se 37 casos (46,2% de infecção pelo "complexo histolytica''. Os cistos e trofozoítos com diâmetro médio superior a 8,5 micra, foram considerados como Entamoeba histolytica e os de diâmetro inferior, como Entamoeba hartmanni. Encontrou-se 24 casos (30,0% de E. histolytica, sendo que 21 destes (26,3% apresentavam também E. hartmanni, e conseqüentemente, havia 3 casos (3,7% de parasitismo isolado pela E. histolytica. Encontrou-se 34 casos (42,5% de E. hartmanni, sendo que 13 deles (16,2% apresentavam parasitismo isolado. Evidenciou-se nesta população examinada, elevada prevalência de "complexo histolytica'', com predominância de E. hartmanni. São relacionados outros protozoários intestinais diagnosticados. Os autores discutem estes dados e os relacionam com os de outras publicações.

  1. Synthesis and characterization of a new complex binuclear of binuclear of Pd(II) containing the antibiotic oxy tetracycline; Sintese e caracterizacao de um novo complexo bimetalico de Pd(II) contendo o antibiotico oxitetraciclina

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    Guerra, Wendell, E-mail: wg@iqufu.ufu.b [Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (UFU), MG (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica; Fontes, Ana Paula Soares [Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), MG (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica; Pereira-Maia, Elene Cristina [Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica

    2010-07-01

    This article reports the synthesis and characterization of a new binuclear complex of palladium (II) containing the antibiotic oxytetracycline. The complex was characterized by the usual techniques of analysis. With respect to sites of coordination, the IR spectral data suggests the involvement the oxygen of the amide group and the oxygen of the neighbor hydroxyl group at ring A and to the carbonyl oxygen at C11 and the hydroxyl group at C12. (author)

  2. Síntese e caracterização de novos complexos de platina (II com ligantes derivados do furano e nitrofurano Synthesis and characterization of new platinum (II complexes containing furan and nitrofuran derived ligands

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    Wendell Guerra

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    Full Text Available Platinum (II complexes, for example, cisplatin and carboplatin, have been used as chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of various types of cancer. Several other complexes of this metallic ion are also under clinical evaluation. This work describes the synthesis of five new platinum (II complexes having furan and 5-nitrofuran derivatives and chloride as ligands. The compounds were characterized by NMR, IR and elemental analysis.

  3. UM NOVO COMPLEXO HÍBRIDO FORMADO A PARTIR DE PIPLARTINA E O ÍON VANADILA: SÍNTESE, CARACTERIZAÇÃO E ESTUDO DA ATIVIDADE BIOLÓGICA

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    Giselle B. Bezerra

    Full Text Available The synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activity of novel vanadium (IV complex derived of amide natural piplartine is reported. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC of complex, piplartine and vanadyl sulphate used in the synthesis were determined against six bacteria and one fungus. The complex exhibited good activity with minimal inhibitory concentration values ranging from 156.2 to 625 µg mL-1, it was observed the lowest value for the Escherichia coli bacteria with MIC 156.2 µg mL-1 and Microsporum gypseum fungus with MIC 312.5 µg/mL. In overall, the complex showed better antimicrobial activity than the piplartine. Additionally, the V-PIP complex was completely soluble in water, on the contrary of the piplartine free; which means that the proposal complex consists in a potential candidate to drug.

  4. Atividade moluscicida da mistura de ácidos 6-n-alquil salicílicos (ácido anacárdico) e dos seus complexos com cobre (II) e chumbo (II)

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    Foi comparada, em laboratório, a atividade moluscicida do extrato hexânico da casca da castanha do caju - Anacardium occidentalel L. (EHCCC), do complexo de cobre (II), docomplexo de chumbo (II) e do ácido anacárdico com objetivo de encontrar entre eles um produto que apresentasse maior estabilidade que o ácido anacárdico. Este foi preparado tratando o EHCCC com hidróxido de chumbo (II) ou com o sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio ou com hidróxido de cobre (II). Em seguida, o complexo de...

  5. Associations between Familial Rates of Psychiatric Disorders and De Novo Genetic Mutations in Autism

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    Kyleen Luhrs

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to examine the confluence of genetic and familial risk factors in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD with distinct de novo genetic events. We hypothesized that gene-disrupting mutations would be associated with reduced rates of familial psychiatric disorders relative to structural mutations. Participants included families of children with ASD in four groups: de novo duplication copy number variations (DUP, n=62, de novo deletion copy number variations (DEL, n=74, de novo likely gene-disrupting mutations (LGDM, n=267, and children without a known genetic etiology (NON, n=2111. Familial rates of psychiatric disorders were calculated from semistructured interviews. Results indicated overall increased rates of psychiatric disorders in DUP families compared to DEL and LGDM families, specific to paternal psychiatric histories, and particularly evident for depressive disorders. Higher rates of depressive disorders in maternal psychiatric histories were observed overall compared to paternal histories and higher rates of anxiety disorders were observed in paternal histories for LGDM families compared to DUP families. These findings support the notion of an additive contribution of genetic etiology and familial factors are associated with ASD risk and highlight critical need for continued work targeting these relationships.

  6. De novo insertions and deletions of predominantly paternal origin are associated with autism spectrum disorder

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    Dong, Shan; Walker, Michael F.; Carriero, Nicholas J.; DiCola, Michael; Willsey, A. Jeremy; Ye, Adam Y.; Waqar, Zainulabedin; Gonzalez, Luis E.; Overton, John D.; Frahm, Stephanie; Keaney, John F.; Teran, Nicole A.; Dea, Jeanselle; Mandell, Jeffrey D.; Bal, Vanessa Hus; Sullivan, Catherine A.; DiLullo, Nicholas M.; Khalil, Rehab O.; Gockley, Jake; Yuksel, Zafer; Sertel, Sinem M.; Ercan-Sencicek, A. Gulhan; Gupta, Abha R.; Mane, Shrikant M.; Sheldon, Michael; Brooks, Andrew I.; Roeder, Kathryn; Devlin, Bernie; State, Matthew W.; Wei, Liping; Sanders, Stephan J.

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    SUMMARY Whole-exome sequencing (WES) studies have demonstrated the contribution of de novo loss-of-function single nucleotide variants to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, challenges in the reliable detection of de novo insertions and deletions (indels) have limited inclusion of these variants in prior analyses. Through the application of a robust indel detection method to WES data from 787 ASD families (2,963 individuals), we demonstrate that de novo frameshift indels contribute to ASD risk (OR=1.6; 95%CI=1.0-2.7; p=0.03), are more common in female probands (p=0.02), are enriched among genes encoding FMRP targets (p=6×10−9), and arise predominantly on the paternal chromosome (p<0.001). Based on mutation rates in probands versus unaffected siblings, de novo frameshift indels contribute to risk in approximately 3.0% of individuals with ASD. Finally, through observing clustering of mutations in unrelated probands, we report two novel ASD-associated genes: KMT2E (MLL5), a chromatin regulator, and RIMS1, a regulator of synaptic vesicle release. PMID:25284784

  7. Characteristics of extension and de novo recurrent spontaneous coronary artery dissection.

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    Main, Anthony; Prakash, Roshan; Starovoytov, Andrew; Sabbaghan, Amir; Aymong, Eve; Mancini, G B John; Saw, Jacqueline

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    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an under-recognised and important cause of myocardial infarction in young women. Recurrent SCAD is frequent but poorly understood. We aimed to explore the clinical and angiographic characteristics, and outcomes of recurrent SCAD. Patients with SCAD extension or recurrence prospectively followed at Vancouver General Hospital were included in this retrospective study. SCAD diagnosis was confirmed by two experienced cardiologists. Detailed medical history, baseline demographics, angiographic results, and clinical details of index SCAD and recurrent events were recorded. SCAD extension was defined as angiographic extension of a previously dissected coronary segment, and de novo recurrent SCAD was defined as new spontaneous dissection. We identified 43 patients with SCAD recurrence with mean age 48.9±8.4 years; 38/43 were women, and 32/43 had fibromuscular dysplasia. Nine patients had SCAD extension at median time of five (1-19) days, while 34 patients had de novo recurrent SCAD at median time of 1,487 (107- 6,461) days after the index SCAD event. All SCAD extension patients had worsening of the index dissected segment, with 5/9 involving extension to adjacent segments, while all de novo recurrent SCAD patients had new dissections affecting coronary segments distinct from the index dissection. De novo recurrent SCAD invariably affected new segments distinct from previously dissected segments.

  8. De Novo Heart Failure After Kidney Transplantation: Trends in Incidence and Outcomes.

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    Lenihan, Colin R; Liu, Sai; Deswal, Anita; Montez-Rath, Maria E; Winkelmayer, Wolfgang C

    2018-03-29

    Heart failure is an important cause of morbidity and mortality following kidney transplantation. Some studies in the general population have shown that the incidence of heart failure has decreased during the past 20 years. However, it is not currently known whether such a trend exists in the kidney transplantation population. Retrospective observational cohort study. Adult patients included in the US Renal Data System who underwent their first kidney transplantation in the United States between 1998 and 2010 with at least 6 months of continuous Medicare parts A and B coverage before transplantation and no prior evidence for a diagnosis of heart failure before kidney transplantation. Calendar year of transplantation and calendar year of posttransplantation heart failure diagnosis. De novo posttransplantation heart failure defined using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision diagnosis codes and mortality following de novo posttransplantation heart failure diagnosis. Secular trends in de novo post-kidney transplantation heart failure were examined using Cox proportional hazards analysis. Within a study cohort of 48,771 patients, 7,269 developed de novo heart failure within 3 years of kidney transplantation, with a median time to heart failure of 0.76 years. The adjusted HR for heart failure with death as competing risk comparing patients who underwent transplantation in 2010 with those who underwent transplantation in 1998 was 0.69 (95% CI, 0.60-0.79). No temporal trend in mortality following a diagnosis of post-kidney transplantation heart failure was observed. Potential residual confounding from either incorrectly ascertained or unavailable confounders. The cohort was limited to Medicare beneficiaries. Adjusted for demographic and clinical characteristics, the risk for developing de novo post-kidney transplantation heart failure has declined significantly between 1998 and 2010, with no apparent change in subsequent mortality. Copyright © 2018

  9. Physicochemical investigation of medieval ceramics from excavation site Novo Brdo

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    Čugalj Snežana S.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Artefacts produced or treated at high temperatures provide information about manufacturing techniques. Well preserved ceramic objects are therefore excellent chronological markers as well as general markers of society development. In order to determine provenance of pottery fragments, archaeologists classify samples according to their physical characteristics, decoration and aesthetic style. However, a more objective multidisciplinary approach, based on undoubted results, is necessary to complete this study. In this work we have investigated 27 samples of medieval ceramics from excavation site Novo Brdo, using X-ray fluorescence (XRF, FTIR spectroscopy and X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD. Novo Brdo was large and rich mining and trading center of Serbia in XIV and XV century. A large number of ceramic samples found during the systematic excavation of this archaeological site allow good choice of samples for both destructive and nondestructive analysis. Combining results obtained by different experimental techniques, i.e. by FT-IR spectroscopy, after deconvolution of the spectra, and XRPD analysis, we have determined mineralogical composition and technology of production of investigated pottery. Estimated temperature of firing ranged from 800 to 900 °C, which is in agreement with the presence of high-temperature minerals like gehlenite and anorthite. Firing was preformed in the oxidation atmosphere since hematite, which is formed only in oxidation atmosphere, is detected in all investigated samples. Cross sections showed presence of defects and inhomogeneity of investigated ceramic, which indicates fast and incomplete firing procedure. All these findings indicate that investigated pottery was produced in the domestic workshops. The obtained results will be used to build up the National database for medieval ceramics as well as the database for the Balkan region.

  10. Congenital cataracts: de novo gene conversion event in CRYBB2.

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    Garnai, Sarah J; Huyghe, Jeroen R; Reed, David M; Scott, Kathleen M; Liebmann, Jeffrey M; Boehnke, Michael; Richards, Julia E; Ritch, Robert; Pawar, Hemant

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    To identify the cause of congenital cataracts in a consanguineous family of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. We performed genome-wide linkage analysis and whole-exome sequencing for the initial discovery of variants, and we confirmed the variants using gene-specific primers and Sanger sequencing. We found significant evidence of linkage to chromosome 22, under an autosomal dominant inheritance model, with a maximum logarithm of the odds (LOD) score of 3.91 (16.918 to 25.641 Mb). Exome sequencing identified three nonsynonymous changes in the CRYBB2 exon 5 coding sequence that are consistent with the sequence of the corresponding region of the pseudogene CRYBB2P1. The identification of these changes was complicated by possible mismapping of some mutated CRYBB2 sequences to CRYBB2P1. Sequencing with gene-specific primers confirmed that the changes--rs2330991, c.433 C>T (p.R145W); rs2330992, c.440A>G (p.Q147R); and rs4049504, c.449C>T (p.T150M)--present in all ten affected family members are located in CRYBB2 and are not artifacts of cross-reaction with CRYBB2P1. We did not find these changes in six unaffected family members, including the unaffected grandfather who contributed the affected haplotype, nor did we find them in the 100 Ashkenazi Jewish controls. Our data are consistent with a de novo gene conversion event, transferring 270 base pairs at most from CRYBB2P1 to exon 5 of CRYBB2. This study highlights how linkage mapping can be complicated by de novo mutation events, as well as how sequence-analysis pipeline mapping of short reads from next-generation sequencing can be complicated by the existence of pseudogenes or other highly homologous sequences.

  11. De novo GABRG2 mutations associated with epileptic encephalopathies

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    Shen, Dingding; Hernandez, Ciria C; Shen, Wangzhen; Hu, Ningning; Poduri, Annapurna; Shiedley, Beth; Rotenberg, Alex; Datta, Alexandre N; Leiz, Steffen; Patzer, Steffi; Boor, Rainer; Ramsey, Kerri; Goldberg, Ethan; Helbig, Ingo; Ortiz-Gonzalez, Xilma R; Lemke, Johannes R; Marsh, Eric D; Macdonald, Robert L

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    Abstract Epileptic encephalopathies are a devastating group of severe childhood onset epilepsies with medication-resistant seizures and poor developmental outcomes. Many epileptic encephalopathies have a genetic aetiology and are often associated with de novo mutations in genes mediating synaptic transmission, including GABAA receptor subunit genes. Recently, we performed next generation sequencing on patients with a spectrum of epileptic encephalopathy phenotypes, and we identified five novel (A106T, I107T, P282S, R323W and F343L) and one known (R323Q) de novo GABRG2 pathogenic variants (mutations) in eight patients. To gain insight into the molecular basis for how these mutations contribute to epileptic encephalopathies, we compared the effects of the mutations on the properties of recombinant α1β2γ2L GABAA receptors transiently expressed in HEK293T cells. Using a combination of patch clamp recording, immunoblotting, confocal imaging and structural modelling, we characterized the effects of these GABRG2 mutations on GABAA receptor biogenesis and channel function. Compared with wild-type α1β2γ2L receptors, GABAA receptors containing a mutant γ2 subunit had reduced cell surface expression with altered subunit stoichiometry or decreased GABA-evoked whole-cell current amplitudes, but with different levels of reduction. While a causal role of these mutations cannot be established directly from these results, the functional analysis together with the genetic information suggests that these GABRG2 variants may be major contributors to the epileptic encephalopathy phenotypes. Our study further expands the GABRG2 phenotypic spectrum and supports growing evidence that defects in GABAergic neurotransmission participate in the pathogenesis of genetic epilepsies including epileptic encephalopathies. PMID:27864268

  12. Factors Associated With Ambulatory Activity in De Novo Parkinson Disease.

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    Christiansen, Cory; Moore, Charity; Schenkman, Margaret; Kluger, Benzi; Kohrt, Wendy; Delitto, Anthony; Berman, Brian; Hall, Deborah; Josbeno, Deborah; Poon, Cynthia; Robichaud, Julie; Wellington, Toby; Jain, Samay; Comella, Cynthia; Corcos, Daniel; Melanson, Ed

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    Objective ambulatory activity during daily living has not been characterized for people with Parkinson disease prior to initiation of dopaminergic medication. Our goal was to characterize ambulatory activity based on average daily step count and examine determinants of step count in nonexercising people with de novo Parkinson disease. We analyzed baseline data from a randomized controlled trial, which excluded people performing regular endurance exercise. Of 128 eligible participants (mean ± SD = 64.3 ± 8.6 years), 113 had complete accelerometer data, which were used to determine daily step count. Multiple linear regression was used to identify factors associated with average daily step count over 10 days. Candidate explanatory variable categories were (1) demographics/anthropometrics, (2) Parkinson disease characteristics, (3) motor symptom severity, (4) nonmotor and behavioral characteristics, (5) comorbidities, and (6) cardiorespiratory fitness. Average daily step count was 5362 ± 2890 steps per day. Five factors explained 24% of daily step count variability, with higher step count associated with higher cardiorespiratory fitness (10%), no fear/worry of falling (5%), lower motor severity examination score (4%), more recent time since Parkinson disease diagnosis (3%), and the presence of a cardiovascular condition (2%). Daily step count in nonexercising people recruited for this intervention trial with de novo Parkinson disease approached sedentary lifestyle levels. Further study is warranted for elucidating factors explaining ambulatory activity, particularly cardiorespiratory fitness, and fear/worry of falling. Clinicians should consider the costs and benefits of exercise and activity behavior interventions immediately after diagnosis of Parkinson disease to attenuate the health consequences of low daily step count.Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A170).

  13. Chemical defense balanced by sequestration and de novo biosynthesis in a lepidopteran specialist.

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    Full Text Available The evolution of sequestration (uptake and accumulation relative to de novo biosynthesis of chemical defense compounds is poorly understood, as is the interplay between these two strategies. The Burnet moth Zygaena filipendulae (Lepidoptera and its food-plant Lotus corniculatus (Fabaceae poses an exemplary case study of these questions, as Z. filipendulae belongs to the only insect family known to both de novo biosynthesize and sequester the same defense compounds directly from its food-plant. Z. filipendulae and L. corniculatus both contain the two cyanogenic glucosides linamarin and lotaustralin, which are defense compounds that can be hydrolyzed to liberate toxic hydrogen cyanide. The overall amounts and ratios of linamarin and lotaustralin in Z. filipendulae are tightly regulated, and only to a low extent reflect the ratio in the ingested food-plant. We demonstrate that Z. filipendulae adjusts the de novo biosynthesis of CNglcs by regulation at both the transcriptional and protein level depending on food plant composition. Ultimately this ensures that the larva saves energy and nitrogen while maintaining an effective defense system to fend off predators. By using in situ PCR and immunolocalization, the biosynthetic pathway was resolved to the larval fat body and integument, which infers rapid replenishment of defense compounds following an encounter with a predator. Our study supports the hypothesis that de novo biosynthesis of CNglcs in Z. filipendulae preceded the ability to sequester, and facilitated a food-plant switch to cyanogenic plants, after which sequestration could evolve. Preservation of de novo biosynthesis allows fine-tuning of the amount and composition of CNglcs in Z. filipendulae.

  14. Estudo morfoquantitativo do plexo mioentérico do duodeno de ratos submetidos a carência de proteínas e vitaminas do complexo B - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v26i2.1642 Morphoquantitative study of the duodenum myenteric plexus from rats subjected to lack of proteic and complex B vitamins - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v26i2.1642

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    Sonia Lucy Molinari

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar os efeitos das carências protéica e vitamínica sobre os neurônios do plexo mioentérico do duodeno de ratos. 24 animais, aos 90 dias de idade, foram divididos em dois grupos: controle (n=12 e experimental (n=12. Durante 120 dias, o grupo controle recebeu ração com teor protéico de 22%, vitaminas e minerais; o grupo experimental, 8%, sem suplementação de vitaminas. Após período experimental, coletou-se o sangue dos animais e retirou-se o duodeno para análise ultraestrutural e morfoquantitativa (NADH-d; NADPH-d. O grupo experimental apresentou proteínas totais e albumina plasmática reduzidas e peso inferior aos do grupo controle. A densidade (NADPH-d foi maior e significante para o grupo experimental; na técnica da NADH-d, o perfil neuronal diferiu entre os grupos. Os aspectos ultraestruturais mostraram-se semelhantes entre os grupos. Os resultados permitem concluir que a dieta imposta promoveu um quadro moderado de desnutrição, não provocando alterações quantitativas, porém levou a alterações no perfil neuronalThis study aims to evaluate the effects of protein and vitamin deficiency on the neurons of the duodenum myenteric plexus of rats. 24 90-day old animals were divided in two groups: control (n=12 and experimental (n=12. During 120 days, the control group received chow with 22% protein level, vitamins and minerals; the experimental group was fed with 8%-protein chow, without vitamin supplementation. After the experimental period, the animals’ blood was collected and the duodenum was removed for ultrastructural and morphoquantitative analyses (NADH-d; NADPH-d. The experimental group had reduced total protein, plasma albumin and body weight lower than the control group. The density (NADPH-d was higher and significant for the experimental group; with the NADH-d technique the neuronal profile differed between the groups. The ultrastructural aspects were similar in both groups. The

  15. Marcelo Caetano : últimas razones del Estado Novo

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    Full Text Available El reformismo de Marcelo Caetano, ensayado durante sus años de gobierno, resultó insuficiente para responder a los desafíos de la sociedad portuguesa, que acabaron por desembocar en la ruptura del 25 de Abril. Las razones del fracaso de la reforma marcelista se han atribuido a menudo a las dificultades del Presidente del Consejo para maniobrar, prácticamente sin margen y sin tiempo, entre poderosas presiones políticas contrapuestas. Sin embargo, el análisis de su pensamiento político, expreso en las manifestaciones realizadas durante los años de su Gobierno, revelan que en lo sustancial su ideario nunca se salió de los parámetros ideológicos y políticos del Estado Novo. Su reformismo no iba más allá de un intento honesto de relegitimar el régimen mediante un proceso de efectiva institucionalización de la actividad política, de dinamización representativa, de modernización socioeconómica y de aperturismo liberalizador.The reformist policy of Marcelo Caetano was incapable of overcoming the challenges of Portuguese society that eventually led to the outbreak of 25th April. The reasons for this failure have been often linked to the President’s difficulties to implement changes in the midst of powerful and opposed political pressures. Nevertheless, the analysis of his political thought expressed in the speeches and statements produced during his government period, shows that essentially marcelist’s ideas never exceeded the «Estado Novo» ideological framework. So, his reforming policy never went beyond an honest attempt to renew the regime throughout a more institutionalised and representative political practice, a deeper tolerance of public liberties and an economic and social modernization. All that could at the ouset raise popular hopes, but it could never flow into democracy.

  16. Efficient assembly of de novo human artificial chromosomes from large genomic loci

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Human Artificial Chromosomes (HACs are potentially useful vectors for gene transfer studies and for functional annotation of the genome because of their suitability for cloning, manipulating and transferring large segments of the genome. However, development of HACs for the transfer of large genomic loci into mammalian cells has been limited by difficulties in manipulating high-molecular weight DNA, as well as by the low overall frequencies of de novo HAC formation. Indeed, to date, only a small number of large (>100 kb genomic loci have been reported to be successfully packaged into de novo HACs. Results We have developed novel methodologies to enable efficient assembly of HAC vectors containing any genomic locus of interest. We report here the creation of a novel, bimolecular system based on bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs for the construction of HACs incorporating any defined genomic region. We have utilized this vector system to rapidly design, construct and validate multiple de novo HACs containing large (100–200 kb genomic loci including therapeutically significant genes for human growth hormone (HGH, polycystic kidney disease (PKD1 and ß-globin. We report significant differences in the ability of different genomic loci to support de novo HAC formation, suggesting possible effects of cis-acting genomic elements. Finally, as a proof of principle, we have observed sustained ß-globin gene expression from HACs incorporating the entire 200 kb ß-globin genomic locus for over 90 days in the absence of selection. Conclusion Taken together, these results are significant for the development of HAC vector technology, as they enable high-throughput assembly and functional validation of HACs containing any large genomic locus. We have evaluated the impact of different genomic loci on the frequency of HAC formation and identified segments of genomic DNA that appear to facilitate de novo HAC formation. These genomic loci

  17. De Novo Insertions and Deletions of Predominantly Paternal Origin Are Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Summary: Whole-exome sequencing (WES studies have demonstrated the contribution of de novo loss-of-function single-nucleotide variants (SNVs to autism spectrum disorder (ASD. However, challenges in the reliable detection of de novo insertions and deletions (indels have limited inclusion of these variants in prior analyses. By applying a robust indel detection method to WES data from 787 ASD families (2,963 individuals, we demonstrate that de novo frameshift indels contribute to ASD risk (OR = 1.6; 95% CI = 1.0–2.7; p = 0.03, are more common in female probands (p = 0.02, are enriched among genes encoding FMRP targets (p = 6 × 10−9, and arise predominantly on the paternal chromosome (p < 0.001. On the basis of mutation rates in probands versus unaffected siblings, we conclude that de novo frameshift indels contribute to risk in approximately 3% of individuals with ASD. Finally, by observing clustering of mutations in unrelated probands, we uncover two ASD-associated genes: KMT2E (MLL5, a chromatin regulator, and RIMS1, a regulator of synaptic vesicle release. : Insertions and deletions (indels have proven especially difficult to detect in exome sequencing data. Dong et al. now identify indels in exome data for 787 autism spectrum disorder (ASD families. They demonstrate association between de novo indels that alter the reading frame and ASD. Furthermore, by observing clustering of indels in unrelated probands, they uncover two additional ASD-associated genes: KMT2E (MLL5, a chromatin regulator, and RIMS1, a regulator of synaptic vesicle release.

  18. Automated de novo phasing and model building of coiled-coil proteins.

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    Rämisch, Sebastian; Lizatović, Robert; André, Ingemar

    2015-03-01

    Models generated by de novo structure prediction can be very useful starting points for molecular replacement for systems where suitable structural homologues cannot be readily identified. Protein-protein complexes and de novo-designed proteins are examples of systems that can be challenging to phase. In this study, the potential of de novo models of protein complexes for use as starting points for molecular replacement is investigated. The approach is demonstrated using homomeric coiled-coil proteins, which are excellent model systems for oligomeric systems. Despite the stereotypical fold of coiled coils, initial phase estimation can be difficult and many structures have to be solved with experimental phasing. A method was developed for automatic structure determination of homomeric coiled coils from X-ray diffraction data. In a benchmark set of 24 coiled coils, ranging from dimers to pentamers with resolutions down to 2.5 Å, 22 systems were automatically solved, 11 of which had previously been solved by experimental phasing. The generated models contained 71-103% of the residues present in the deposited structures, had the correct sequence and had free R values that deviated on average by 0.01 from those of the respective reference structures. The electron-density maps were of sufficient quality that only minor manual editing was necessary to produce final structures. The method, named CCsolve, combines methods for de novo structure prediction, initial phase estimation and automated model building into one pipeline. CCsolve is robust against errors in the initial models and can readily be modified to make use of alternative crystallographic software. The results demonstrate the feasibility of de novo phasing of protein-protein complexes, an approach that could also be employed for other small systems beyond coiled coils.

  19. Citologia do desenvolvimento dos frutos sem sementes no café "mundo novo" Cytology of the development of empty fruits in the mundo novo coffee

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    A. J. T. Mendes

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    óide nas quatro que produzem alta porcentagem de lojas sem sementes, o que permitiu classificar as plantas Mundo Novo em duas categorias : 1 plantas onde ocorre o "disco" ; 2 plantas nas quais o "disco" não ocorre. A alta freqüência de chochos nessa variedade está, pois, condicionada à presença do endosperma discóide. Os autores sugerem uma hipótese genética para explicar êsse novo fenômeno : plantas de alta freqüência de chochos são heterozigotas para um par de fatores, que na condição duplamente recessiva têm ação letal ; como conseqüência, há paralização do endosperma no início do seu desenvolvimento, e, em seu lugar, é encontrado o "disco".The occurrence of a small number of fruits with empty locules is common for all varieties of Coffea arabica L. and seems to be a physiological phenomenon. Many plants of the Mundo Novo coffee, however, show a high degree of this abnormality. Since this character is undesirable in a commercial variety, a cytological investigation was undertaken to determine its cause. The microsporogenesis in a plant of Mundo Novo coffee with high percentage of empty fruits presented irregularities in the anaphasic distribution of chromosomes ; the same irregularities were found in a plant of the same variety that showed low percentage of empty fruits. The frequency of anaphasic disturbances in both was higher, however, than that in a Bourbon plant. A certain degree of abnormalities was present in the development of the embryo-sac of the same two plants of Mundo Novo. These abnormalities are not commonly found in Bourbon plants. The study of fruits at different ages revealed that in the plant with a high percentage of empty fruits, the increase in the number of these was due to an arrest in the endosperm development at a certain stage, leading to the formation of a small, disc-shaped endosperm. This "discoid endosperm" did not occur in fruits of the Mundo Novo plant that showed low percentage of empty locules, nor in fruits

  20. Mananoligossacarídeos e complexo enzimático em dietas para frangos de corte Mannan oligosaccharides and enzymatic complex in broiler diets

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    Maria Cristina de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito de dietas com mananoligossacarídeos e complexo enzimático (CE sobre o desempenho, a morfologia intestinal e a qualidade da cama de frangos aos 42 dias de idade. Foram utilizadas 750 aves em delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2 × 2 + 1, com dois níveis de mananoligossacarídeos (0 e 0,1% de 1 a 21 dias e 0,05% de 22 a 42 dias de idade, dois níveis de complexo enzimático (0 e 0,05% e uma dieta com antibióticos (CP, totalizando cinco dietas com cinco repetições. Aos 42 dias de criação, o desempenho foi avaliado e, após o abate das aves, foram coletadas amostras de intestino e de cama e avaliado o desempenho. A inclusão de mananoligossacarídeos e/ou complexo enzimático na dieta não afetou o desempenho das aves, o perímetro e a altura dos vilos duodenais, a profundidade de criptas, a densidade de vilos no duodeno, jejuno e íleo, os teores de matéria seca e nitrogênio total e o pH das camas. A interação mananoligossacarídeos × complexo enzimático foi significativa para perímetro e altura de vilos no jejuno, que foram maiores nas aves alimentadas com as rações sem complexo enzimático e mananoligossacarídeos, mesmo comportamento observado para perímetro e altura de vilos ileais. Entretanto, quando adicionados mananoligossacarídeos e complexo enzimático, os valores dessas variáveis reduziram. A volatilização de amônia aumentou em camas de frango tratados com antibióticos e diminuiu com a adição de mananoligossacarídeos à dieta. A adição de mananoligossacarídeos ou complexo enzimático às dietas aumentou o perímetro e altura de vilos da mucosa do jejuno e do íleo e reduziu a volatilização de amônia da cama.The effect of diets with mannan oligosaccharides (MOS and enzymatic complex (EC on performance, intestinal morphology and litter quality of 42-day-old broilers was evaluated. Seven hundred and fifty birds were used in a completely randomized design and 2 × 2

  1. [Diagnosis and management of de novo epilepsy].

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    Louise, Tyvaert

    2018-03-01

    The diagnosis of de novo epilepsy is complex. An accurate diagnostic approach has to be followed based on specific key steps. Epileptic seizure or non-epileptic malaise: risk of diagnosis error around 20%. Facing a first unprovoked seizure, the practitioner has to know the risk factors specifically linked to an increase risk of seizure recurrence. In presence of these factors, an antiepileptic drug would be indicated. The first antiepileptic drug has to be highly selected according to the epilepsy type and causes but also to the patient characteristics (sex, age, comorbidities, associated drugs, profession, and way of life…) An exhaustive patient Education needs to support the first antiepileptic drug prescription: (sleep and nutritional advices, benefit of observance, antiepileptic drugs features and side effects, follow-up, prognosis…) A regular follow-up is essential to control the observance, tolerability and efficacy of the antiepileptic drug, and to control also the good acceptance of the disease. A systematic research of common comorbidities may be also performed. Electroencephalogram and antiepileptic drugs levels are unnecessary in the classical follow up of known epileptic patients (except specific cases). Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  2. De novo origin of human protein-coding genes.

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    Dong-Dong Wu

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    Full Text Available The de novo origin of a new protein-coding gene from non-coding DNA is considered to be a very rare occurrence in genomes. Here we identify 60 new protein-coding genes that originated de novo on the human lineage since divergence from the chimpanzee. The functionality of these genes is supported by both transcriptional and proteomic evidence. RNA-seq data indicate that these genes have their highest expression levels in the cerebral cortex and testes, which might suggest that these genes contribute to phenotypic traits that are unique to humans, such as improved cognitive ability. Our results are inconsistent with the traditional view that the de novo origin of new genes is very rare, thus there should be greater appreciation of the importance of the de novo origination of genes.

  3. De Novo Coding Variants Are Strongly Associated with Tourette Disorder

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    Willsey, A Jeremy; Fernandez, Thomas V; Yu, Dongmei

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    damaging missense) are overrepresented in probands (RR 1.37, p = 0.003). We identify four likely risk genes with multiple de novo damaging variants in unrelated probands: WWC1 (WW and C2 domain containing 1), CELSR3 (Cadherin EGF LAG seven-pass G-type receptor 3), NIPBL (Nipped-B-like), and FN1...... trios from the Tourette Syndrome Association International Consortium on Genetics (511 total). We observe strong and consistent evidence for the contribution of de novo likely gene-disrupting (LGD) variants (rate ratio [RR] 2.32, p = 0.002). Additionally, de novo damaging variants (LGD and probably...... (fibronectin 1). Overall, we estimate that de novo damaging variants in approximately 400 genes contribute risk in 12% of clinical cases. VIDEO ABSTRACT....

  4. De Novo Origin of Human Protein-Coding Genes

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    Wu, Dong-Dong; Irwin, David M.; Zhang, Ya-Ping

    2011-01-01

    The de novo origin of a new protein-coding gene from non-coding DNA is considered to be a very rare occurrence in genomes. Here we identify 60 new protein-coding genes that originated de novo on the human lineage since divergence from the chimpanzee. The functionality of these genes is supported by both transcriptional and proteomic evidence. RNA–seq data indicate that these genes have their highest expression levels in the cerebral cortex and testes, which might suggest that these genes contribute to phenotypic traits that are unique to humans, such as improved cognitive ability. Our results are inconsistent with the traditional view that the de novo origin of new genes is very rare, thus there should be greater appreciation of the importance of the de novo origination of genes. PMID:22102831

  5. REVIEW ARTICLE Case report of newborn with de novo partial ...

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    Navya

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    2 2q37.3 and a de novo monosomy 9p24.3. The clinical findings of this patient include congenital heart defects, dysmorphic facial features, hypotonia, feeding difficulties and microcephaly. Ultrasonographic prenatal findings ...

  6. Lesões no complexo maxilofacial em vítimas de violência no ambiente escolar Maxillo facial injuries in victims of violence at school environment

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    Alessandro Leite Cavalcanti

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo investigou a presença de lesões no complexo maxilofacial em crianças e adolescentes vítimas de violência física no ambiente escolar. Foram analisados 42 laudos de exames de corpo de delito envolvendo crianças e adolescentes vítimas de violência física na escola, nos anos de 2003 e 2006. Os dados foram registrados em formulário específico e as variáveis coletadas foram gênero, idade, agente agressor, localização das lesões nas distintas regiões do corpo, tipo e número de lesões presentes, acometimento da cavidade bucal e tipo de envolvimento tecidual. Observou-se que 61,9% das vítimas eram do gênero masculino, sendo a faixa etária de 13 a 17 anos a mais atingida. Os colegas foram os perpetradores mais frequentes (92,9% enquanto os professores foram os agressores em 7,1% dos casos. Lesões nas regiões da cabeça e face estavam presentes em 69,1% da amostra, com 23,8% das vítimas apresentando injúrias na cavidade bucal, sendo que a totalidade das lesões localizadas em tecido mole, principalmente nos lábios. Constatou-se ser elevada a existência de injúrias na cavidade bucal em vítimas de agressão no ambiente escolar, confirmando a importância da odontologia no diagnóstico de lesões nas regiões da cabeça e face em vítimas de violência física.This study investigated the presence of injuries in the maxillofacial complex in children and adolescents victims of physical violence in school environment. Forty-two proofs involved children and adolescents victims of physical violence in school in the years of 2003 and 2006 were analyzed. The data had been registered in specific form collecting the following variables: gender, age, perpetrator agent, localization of the injuries in the distinct regions of the body, type and number of injuries, existence of injuries in oral cavity and tissue involvement. It was observed that 61.9% of the victims were male (61.9%, age-group 13 to 17 years the most reached. In

  7. Comparação de softwares para análise de dados de levantamentos complexos Comparison of software programs for data analysis of complex surveys

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    Maria Helena de Sousa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar "softwares" específicos para análise de dados de levantamentos amostrais complexos, em relação às características: facilidade de aplicação, eficiência computacional e exatidão dos resultados. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se dados secundários da Pesquisa Nacional sobre Demografia e Saúde, de 1996, cuja população-alvo foram as mulheres de 15 a 49 anos de idade, pertencentes a uma subamostra probabilística selecionada em dois estágios, estratificada, com probabilidade proporcional ao tamanho no primeiro estágio. Foram selecionadas da subamostra as regiões Norte e Centro-oeste do País. Os parâmetros analisados foram: a média, para a variável idade, e a proporção, para cinco outras variáveis qualitativas, utilizando os "softwares" Epi Info, Stata e WesVarPC. RESULTADOS: Os programas apresentam duas opções em comum para importação de arquivos: o dBASE e arquivos tipo texto. O número de passos anteriores à execução das análises foram 21, 11 e 9, respectivamente para o Epi Info, Stata e WesVarPC. A eficiência computacional foi alta em todos eles, inferior a três segundos. Os erros padrão estimados utilizando-se o Epi Info e o Stata foram os mesmos, com aproximação até a terceira casa decimal; os do WesVarPC foram, em geral, superiores. CONCLUSÕES: O Epi Info é o mais limitado em termos das análises disponíveis, porém ele é simples de usar e gratuito. O Stata e o WesVarPC são bem mais completos nos recursos de análises, porém há a desvantagem do custo. A escolha do programa dependerá principalmente das necessidades específicas do usuário.OBJECTIVE: To compare specific software programs for data analysis of complex surveys regarding the following characteristics: ease of application, computer efficiency and accuracy of the results. METHODS: Secondary data from the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Demografia e Saúde (National survey on demography and health (1996 with a target population of women aged

  8. O Custo Meta no Desenvolvimento de Novos Produtos: um caso em indústria de conserva de pescadoThe Target Cost in New Product Development: a case study in the canned fish industryEl Costo Meta en el Desarrollo de Nuevos Productos: un caso en industria de conserva de pescado

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    CARDOSO, Rodrigo dos Santos

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOO artigo tem como objetivo demonstrar a utilização da metodologia do custo meta em uma indústria de conserva de pescado quando do lançamento de um novo líquido de cobertura, que se caracteriza neste ramo como um novo produto. Assim, realizou-se uma pesquisa exploratória, por meio da análise de um caso, com abordagem predominantemente qualitativa. Procurou-se inicialmente propiciar a conceituação da metodologia do custo meta ou alvo e sua principal ferramenta, a engenharia de valor. Em seguida, demonstra-se a aplicação desta metodologia em um caso de desenvolvimento de novo produto em uma indústria de conserva de pescado. Os resultados da pesquisa evidenciam a viabilidade da utilização da metodologia do custo meta neste seguimento de produto, com vistas ao atendimento das exigências do mercado consumidor.ABSTRACTThe present work has the objective of demonstrating the use of target cost methodology in a canned fish industry in the launching of new liquid topping, which is a new product in the field. An exploratory research was made by a case study with qualitative approach. At first the concept of the target cost methodology was provided, the value engineering. Then the implementation of such methodology was demonstrated in a product development case study in a canned fish industry. The results of the research evidenced the viability of the use of the target cost methodology in the product field, in order to attempt to the market exigencies.RESUMENEl artículo tiene por finalidad demostrar el uso de la metodología del costo meta en una industria de conservas de pescado cuando se realizó el lanzamiento de un nuevo líquido de cobertura, que en este ramo se considera un producto nuevo. Para esto se realizó una investigación exploratoria, por medio del análisis de un caso, con planteamiento predominantemente cualitativo. Inicialmente se buscó propiciar la conceptuación de la metodología del costo meta y su principal

  9. Processo de reparo em feridas de extração dentária em camundongos tratados com o complexo Symphytum officinale e Calendula officinallis

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    BALDUCCI-ROSLINDO Eleny

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    Full Text Available Medicamentos homeopáticos como o Symphytum officinalle e a Calendula officinallis são dotados de propriedades anti-sépticas, antiinflamatória, cicatrizantes e também agem como promotores da consolidação de fraturas ósseas. Neste trabalho, uniram-se esses dois medicamentos similares em um complexo para verificar o seu efeito no reparo em feridas de extração dentária em camundongos. O complexo Symphytum officinalle e Calendula officinallis nas potências de 6CH e 3CH, respectivamente, foi ministrado por via oral ao grupo tratado durante 5 dias antes e após a extração do incisivo superior direito. No grupo controle, administraram-se 5ml de álcool etílico a 70% diluídos em 30 ml de soro fisiológico. Após a proservação, os animais foram sacrificados, a maxila direita separada da esquerda, fixada e processada para inclusão em parafina. Após a microtomia, os cortes obtidos foram corados pela H/E. A análise histológica mostrou que, tanto no grupo controle como no tratado, o alvéolo dentário estava preenchido por tecido de granulação e tecido ósseo neoformado, com graus variáveis de maturação, rico em osteócitos. No entanto, nos animais tratados, o processo de reparo em feridas após extração dentária do incisivo superior direito mostrou um avanço progressivo de neoformação óssea mais acentuado quando comparado ao grupo controle, em tempos equivalentes. Estes resultados enfatizam as propriedades biológicas do complexo Symphytum officinalle e Calendula officinallis e sua possível utilização como recurso terapêutico na Odontologia.

  10. Language and national identity in Novo Cinema Galego

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    Brais ROMERO SUÁREZ

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The talk of town since its inception in 2010, the Cinema Novo Galego has been successful in all competitions and festivals that has been present. From the FIPRESCI prize in Cannes to the Best Emerging Director at Locarno, this new wave of cinema places Galicia in the world film stage. But does Novo Cinema Galego an accurate representation of Galicia? What's the role of Galicia in this movement?

  11. Atividade moluscicida da mistura de ácidos 6-n-alquil salicílicos (ácido anacárdico e dos seus complexos com cobre (II e chumbo (II

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    Nelymar Martineli Mendes

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    Full Text Available Foi comparada, em laboratório, a atividade moluscicida do extrato hexânico da casca da castanha do caju - Anacardium occidentalel L. (EHCCC, do complexo de cobre (II, docomplexo de chumbo (II e do ácido anacárdico com objetivo de encontrar entre eles um produto que apresentasse maior estabilidade que o ácido anacárdico. Este foi preparado tratando o EHCCC com hidróxido de chumbo (II ou com o sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio ou com hidróxido de cobre (II. Em seguida, o complexo de chumbo (II ou os complexos de cobre (IIpreparados foram tratados com uma solução de ácido sulfúrico diluída. As misturas dos dez produtos obtidos foram testadas sobre caramujos adultos de Biomphalaria glabrata nas concentrações de la 10 ppm. Os mais ativos foram o complexo de cobre (II, obtido com sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio, e o ácido anacárdico (hidróxido de chumbo que apresentaram atividade a partir da concentração de 4 ppm. O teor de chumbo do ácido anacárdico (hidróxido de chumbo foi acima das normas recomendadas pelos Padrões de Saúde Pública dos Estados Unidos.

  12. O que há de complexo no mundo complexo? Niklas Luhmann e a Teoria dos Sistemas Sociais What is complex in the complex world? Niklas Luhmann and the theory of Social systems

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    Clarissa Eckert Baeta Neves

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    Full Text Available Este artigo discute a compreensão que Niklas Luhmann tem de complexidade, sua função na teoria e os diferentes modos de sua utilização. Parte-se da mudança paradigmática que ocorreu no campo da Ciência em geral, com a ruptura do modelo newtoniano. No século XX, o paradigma da ordem, da simetria, da regularidade, da regulação do intelecto às coisas, entra em crise. A partir de novas formulações da Física, da Química, etc. ergue-se um novo universo sobre bases radicalmente opostas às da Ciência moderna. Há a reabilitação do caos, da irreversibilidade processual, do indeterminismo, do observador e da complexidade. Este novo ambiente conceitual serviu de substrato para a reflexão teórica de Niklas Luhmann. Através da Teoria dos Sistemas Sociais, ele propõe a redução da complexidade do mundo. Sistemas sociais têm como função a redução da complexidade pela sua diferença com relação ao entorno. Ao reduzir complexidade, por outro lado, ele também constrói sua própria complexidade. Luhmann define complexidade quando já não é possível que cada elemento se relacione em qualquer momento com todos os demais. Complexidade obriga a seleção, que significa contingência e risco. Luhmann aprofunda o conceito de complexidade ao introduzir a figura do observador e da distinção complexidade como unidade de uma multiplicidade. Luhmann trata ainda do limite de conexões de relações, do fator tempo, da auto-referência das operações e da representação da complexidade na forma de sentido. Por fim, o artigo trata da complexidade no sistema da ciência, o modo como este reduz complexidade interna e externa, segundo uma base operativa própria.This article discusses Niklas Luhmann's understanding of complexity, its role in theory, and the different ways for its use. It starts from a paradigmatic change that took place in the field of Science in general after the rupture of the Newtonian model. In the 20th century, the

  13. Whole Exome Sequencing for a Patient with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome Reveals de Novo Variants besides an Overt CREBBP Mutation

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    Hee Jeong Yoo

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    Full Text Available Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS is a rare condition with a prevalence of 1 in 125,000–720,000 births and characterized by clinical features that include facial, dental, and limb dysmorphology and growth retardation. Most cases of RSTS occur sporadically and are caused by de novo mutations. Cytogenetic or molecular abnormalities are detected in only 55% of RSTS cases. Previous genetic studies have yielded inconsistent results due to the variety of methods used for genetic analysis. The purpose of this study was to use whole exome sequencing (WES to evaluate the genetic causes of RSTS in a young girl presenting with an Autism phenotype. We used the Autism diagnostic observation schedule (ADOS and Autism diagnostic interview revised (ADI-R to confirm her diagnosis of Autism. In addition, various questionnaires were used to evaluate other psychiatric features. We used WES to analyze the DNA sequences of the patient and her parents and to search for de novo variants. The patient showed all the typical features of Autism, WES revealed a de novo frameshift mutation in CREBBP and de novo sequence variants in TNC and IGFALS genes. Mutations in the CREBBP gene have been extensively reported in RSTS patients, while potential missense mutations in TNC and IGFALS genes have not previously been associated with RSTS. The TNC and IGFALS genes are involved in central nervous system development and growth. It is possible for patients with RSTS to have additional de novo variants that could account for previously unexplained phenotypes.

  14. NovoFLAP: A ligand-based de novo design approach for the generation of medicinally relevant ideas.

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    Damewood, James R; Lerman, Charles L; Masek, Brian B

    2010-07-26

    NovoFLAP is a computer-aided de novo design tool that generates medicinally relevant ideas for ligand-based projects. The approach combines an evolutionary algorithm (EA-Inventor) with a powerful ligand-based scoring function that uses both molecular shape and pharmacophore features in a multiconformational context (FLAP). We demonstrate that NovoFLAP can generate novel ideas that are not only appealing to design scientists but are also validated by comparison to compounds known to demonstrate activity at the desired biological target. NovoFLAP provides a novel computer-aided design technique that can be used to generate ideas that maintain desirable molecular attributes, such as activity at the primary biological target, while offering opportunities to surmount additional design challenges. Application to the design of the first nonbasic 5HT(1B) antagonist is presented.

  15. Fatores críticos para o sucesso no desempenho de novos produtos: um estudo aplicado ao setor moveleiro da Serra Gaúcha Key factors for success in the new product development: an applied study in the furniture industry of Serra Gaúcha

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    Deonir De Toni

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    Full Text Available Uma melhor performance de um novo produto no mercado pode ser alcançada pela adoção de um conjunto de estratégia e ações que sirvam de suporte para a gestão de novos projetos. A questão central deste estudo é: por que alguns novos produtos são bem-sucedidos enquanto muitos outros fracassam? A partir disso, o estudo teve por objetivo testar um modelo visando dar respostas a esta questão de pesquisa. Para tanto, foi implementada uma pesquisa do tipo survey em empresas do setor moveleiro da Serra Gaúcha utilizando um instrumento de pesquisa que integra fatores mercadológicos, organizacionais, operacionais e o desempenho do processo de desenvolvimento de novos produtos (PDNP. Com isso, foi possível fazer um comparativo entre esta pesquisa e dois estudos anteriores realizados com o mesmo enfoque (BOEHE; MILAN; DE TONI, 2009; DE TONI; BOEHE, 2006. Os resultados são semelhantes e contribuem com a literatura existente, pois têm a preocupação de integrar essas três dimensões, analisando como elas estão relacionadas e qual o seu impacto no PDNP. Com a finalidade de testar as hipóteses do modelo proposto, foram utilizados três modelos de regressão múltipla hierárquica. Os resultados sugerem que, para a amostra analisada, a estratégia de inovação e a reação dos concorrentes são os dois fatores que mais impactam no desempenho do PDNP. Dessa forma, observou-se que o desempenho no PDNP não depende apenas de uma única dimensão ou fator. Mais do que isso, os resultados da regressão múltipla indicam que a combinação entre as três dimensões, organizacional, mercadológica e operacional, explica de maneira mais significativa o desempenho do PDNP.A better performance of a product in the market may be achieved by adopting a new set of strategies and actions that support the management of new products. The central issue of this study is: why do some products succeed while others fail? Starting from this point, this study aims

  16. Report of a Phase II Study of Clofarabine and Cytarabine in De Novo and Relapsed and Refractory AML Patients and in Selected Elderly Patients at High Risk for Anthracycline Toxicity

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    Cooper, Barry; Holmes, Houston; Vance, Estil; Berryman, Robert Brian; Maisel, Christopher; Li, Sandy; Saracino, Giovanna; Tadic-Ovcina, Mirjana; Fay, Joseph

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    Purpose. To determine the efficacy and safety of clofarabine and cytarabine (Ara-C) in adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and in elderly patients with untreated AML and heart disease. Patients and Methods. Patients with relapsed/refractory AML and older patients for whom there was a concern over toxicity from additional anthracyclines received 5 days of clofarabine, 40 mg/m2 per day i.v. over 1 hour, followed 4 hours later by Ara-C, 1,000 mg/m2 per day i.v. over 2 hours. Results. Thirty patients were enrolled. The median age was 67 years (range, 38–82 years) and 18 (60%) had received at least one prior therapy. Eleven (37%) patients had a history of cardiovascular disease and were considered to be at high risk for anthracycline toxicity. High-risk cytogenetic abnormalities were present in 14 (47%) patients. The overall response rate (complete remission [CR] plus partial remission) was 53%, including a CR in 14 patients (47%). Responses were observed in all cytogenetic risk groups and in patients who had received up to five prior therapies. The median disease-free survival interval was 9.5 months. The 30-day mortality rate was 20% (de novo AML, 8%; relapsed/refractory AML, 28%). Of the 14 patients achieving a CR, half were able to proceed to curative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Conclusions. Clofarabine in combination with Ara-C is effective in both untreated and previously treated patients with AML. In addition, it represents a useful remission induction strategy to serve as a bridge to transplantation in older patients with AML. PMID:21273514

  17. A novel A2 allele found in Leishmania (Leishmania infantum chagasi Novo alelo do gene A2 descrito em Leishmania (Leishmania infantum chagasi

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    Trícia Maria Ferreira de Sousa Oliveira

    2011-03-01

    por todo o país. Muitas manifestações clínicas relacionadas à infecção por Leishmania estão ligadas à relação parasito-hospedeiro, e vários possíveis fatores de virulência dos parasitas, que causam a LV, são alvos de estudo, tais como os genes A2. O gene A2 foi isolado pela primeira vez em 1994 e, em seguida, em 2005, três novos alelos foram descritos em Leishmania (Leishmania infantum. No presente estudo, um fragmento do gene A2 de uma população clonal de L.(L. infantum chagasi foi amplificado por PCR e sua sequência de nucleotídeos determinada. O fragmento mostrou 90% de similaridade com alelos do gene A2 de Leishmania (Leishmania donovani e de L. (L. infantum, descritos na literatura. Entretanto, a tradução da sequência de nucleotídeos mostra diferenças na sequência de aminoácidos da proteína, que podem ser essenciais em determinar a variabilidade do gene A2 em espécies do complexo L. (L. donovani e representa uma ferramenta adicional na compreenssão do papel dessa família de genes na virulência e imunidade da leishmaniose visceral. O conhecimento dessa variação é importante para o desenvolvimento de testes diagnósticos mais precisos e ferramentas mais eficazes no controle da doença.

  18. Estudo dos complexos dos ácidos 4-metoxibenzalpirúvico e cinamalpirúvico com os íons Cd(II) e Co(II)

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Físicas e Matemáticas. Neste trabalho, as sínteses do cinamalpiruvato de sódio e do 4-metoxibenzalpiruvato de sódio foram realizados com melhores rendimentos obtidos por ligeiras modificações no processo de síntese. Soluções desses compostos foram mantidas em diversos valores de p[H], indicando serem esses compostos estáveis. A análise termogravimétrica dos ligantes e do complexo Cd(4-MeOBP) e no estado só...

  19. POCESSO DE SEGURANÇA CONTRA INCÊNDIO E PÂNICO NO COMPLEXO DA FAET/ICET/IF, UFMT - CAMPUS CUIABÁ

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    Dias, Augusto César de Oliveira; Marchetto, Margarida

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    Este artigo têm a finalidade de avaliar e sugerir alterações de prevenções, combate a incêndio e pânico, no o complexo da FAET/ICET/IF, localizado no campus da UFMT, no município de Cuiabá. Sabe-se que as edificações públicas em sua maioria não atendem a todos os requisitos normativos de prevenção e combate a incêndios. Sendo esta situação não diferente nas edificações que compõem a UFMT, pois é evidente que os equipamentos e sistemas de prevenção, são aquém do necessário, os que existem não ...

  20. Estabilidade e eficácia de formulações cosméticas contendo extrato de Myrtus communis e um complexo vitamínico hidratante

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    2011-01-01

    Considerando que a tendência atual em termos de formulações cosméticas é a veiculação de diferentes substâncias ativas num mesmo produto, visando o sinergismo de efeito, o objetivo desse trabalho foi a avaliação da estabilidade, da segurança e da eficácia clínica de formulações cosméticas, contendo extrato de Myrtus communis e um complexo vitamínico hidratante à base de D-pantenol e derivados de vitaminas C e E, bem como a avaliação da atividade antioxidante in vitro do extrato objeto de estu...

  1. Análise das principais variáveis na flotação industrial do complexo de mineração de Tapira - MG

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    Diante de um cenário de expansão do agronegócio e do aumento do consumo de fertilizantes em função do crescimento exponencial da população, torna-se necessário um melhor aproveitamento das reservas minerais existentes, através da obtenção de produtos de melhor qualidade e em quantidades adequadas para atender à demanda nacional. No Complexo de Mineração de Tapira, da Vale Fertilizantes, é produzido o concentrado fosfático com teor de 35,0% de P2O5 a partir do minério com teor de P2O5 da ordem...

  2. Miopatia por deficiência de succinato-citocromo-C-redutase: possível defeito no complexo II da cadeia respiratória

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    Lineu Cesar Werneck

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    Full Text Available Relato do caso de mulher de 24 anos de idade que apresentava astenia desde a puberdade, com agravamento nos últimos anos, cuja biópsia muscular revelou grande acúmulo de mitocôndrias. As dosagens dos enzimas mitocondriais mostrou importante redução da succinato-citocromo-C-redutase, sugerindo defeito na cadeia respiratória a nível do complexo II. Medicada com altas doses de vitamina C e K, melhorou da força muscular. São feitas considerações a respeito das principais síndromes com miopatias mitocondriais, bem como a respeito dos métodos de investigação em defeitos da cadeia respiratória.

  3. O SINASE : estrutura e rotinas do complexo de defesa da cidadania em Picos Piauí na aplicação das medidas socioeducativas

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    Este trabalho é uma reflexão sobre a evolução histórica das questões políticas, econômicas e sociais que influenciaram a formulação das políticas públicas voltadas para a criança e o adolescente. Além da evolução histórica, o trabalho analisa as rotinas do Complexo de Defesa da Cidadania localizado na cidade de Picos PI. Os parâmetros para análise consideram as proposições do Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente e sua aplicação na esfera municipal. Os procedimentos metodológico...

  4. APONTAMENTOS SOBRE O USO DA FOTOGRAFIA PELA POLÍCIA POLÍTICA NO ESTADO NOVO

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    Carvalho, Thiago Fabres de; Bisi, Adriana de Oliveira Gonzaga

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    Academic studies demonstrate the wide use of photography by the Police Policy (DEOPS) in the Estado Novo regime. This article seeks to assert that the photographic image acquires such centrality in police institutional practice. The 'declared ' explanation is that the technical use of photography, given the objectivity and realism to it intrinsic, is a legitimate tool to record and demonstrate the political crime. In addition, the study aims to reveal the functions ' undeclared ' the implemen...

  5. O complexo industrial da saúde e a necessidade de um enfoque dinâmico na economia da saúde

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    Carlos Augusto Grabois Gadelha

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    Full Text Available O artigo desenvolve um enfoque analítico voltado para o estudo do complexo industrial da saúde, englobando o conjunto das atividades produtivas e suas relações de interdependência, segundo uma perspectiva de economia política e da inovação. A lógica empresarial capitalista penetra em todos os segmentos produtivos, envolvendo tanto as indústrias que já operavam tradicionalmente nessas bases quanto segmentos que possuíam formas de organização em que era possível verificar a convivência de lógicas empresariais com outras que dela se afastavam, como a produção de vacinas e produtos biológicos, fitoderivados e a prestação de serviços de saúde. O artigo analisa a interação entre o sistema de saúde e o sistema econômico-industrial, mostrando como tem havido uma dicotomia na relação entre ambos, que se exprime na deterioração do potencial de inovação do país e numa crescente e preocupante vulnerabilidade externa da política de saúde. Sugere-se que o enfoque neoclássico tradicional da economia da saúde é insuficiente para tratar do complexo industrial da saúde, dada a intensidade do processo de mudança estrutural, e a necessidade de um enfoque teórico alternativo que incorpore a dinâmica de transformação econômica e institucional, de acumulação e de inovação.

  6. Utilização de complexo enzimático em rações para codornas de corte = Enzymatic complex utilization in meat type quail feed

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    Cláudio Scapinello

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Foram conduzidos dois experimentos com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da suplementacao enzimatica das racoes a base de milho e farelo de soja sobre o desempenho e metabolizabilidade dos nutrientes em codornas de corte. Os tratamentos foram: controle positivo para atendimento das exigencias; controle positivo suplementado com complexo enzimatico e controles negativos suplementados reduzidos em 2 e 4% nos teores de energia metabolizavel e aminoacidos. Na fase inicial, observou-se aumento no consumo de racao (p 0,05. Conclui-se que o complexo enzimatico pode ser utilizado em dietas reduzidas em energia metabolizavel e aminoacidos sem prejudicar o desempenho de codornas de corte. No ensaio de metabolismo, nao foram observadas diferencas (p > 0,05 entre os tratamentos para os coeficientes de metabolizacao das materias seca e organica, proteina bruta e energia bruta. Ocoeficiente de metabolizacao da FDN melhorou (p Two experiments were carried out to evaluate the effects of enzyme supplementation (xylanase + ƒÀ-glucanase of diets based on corn and soybean meal on: performance in initial (1-14 days and growing (15-35 days phases, and nutrient metabolization of meat-type quails. The treatments were: positive control to meet the nutritional requirements of the specie; positive control supplemented with enzyme complex; and negative controls with two reduced supplementation levels of metabolizable energy and amino acids (by 2% and 4%. In the initial phase, the negative control treatment reduced by 4% of metabolizable energy and amino acids increased feed intake (p 0.05 in feed intake, feed conversion ratio and carcass traits. In conclusion, this supplementation can be used successfully in diets with reduced metabolizable energy and amino acid contents for meat-type quails. In the metabolism trial, there were no differences (p > 0.05 in metabolizable coefficients of drymatter, organic matter, crude protein and gross energy among treatments. The

  7. Critical importance of the de novo pyrimidine biosynthesis pathway for Trypanosoma cruzi growth in the mammalian host cell cytoplasm

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    Hashimoto, Muneaki, E-mail: muneaki@juntendo.ac.jp [Department of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Morales, Jorge; Fukai, Yoshihisa; Suzuki, Shigeo; Takamiya, Shinzaburo; Tsubouchi, Akiko; Inoue, Syou [Department of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Inoue, Masayuki [Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Kita, Kiyoshi [Department of Biomedical Chemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Harada, Shigeharu [Department of Applied Biology, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8585 (Japan); Tanaka, Akiko [Systems and Structural Biology Center, RIKEN, Tsurumi, Yokohama 230-0045 (Japan); Aoki, Takashi [Department of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Nara, Takeshi, E-mail: tnara@juntendo.ac.jp [Department of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan)

    2012-01-20

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We established Trypanosoma cruzi lacking the gene for carbamoyl phosphate synthetase II. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Disruption of the cpsII gene significantly reduced the growth of epimastigotes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In particular, the CPSII-null mutant severely retarded intracellular growth. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The de novo pyrimidine pathway is critical for the parasite growth in the host cell. -- Abstract: The intracellular parasitic protist Trypanosoma cruzi is the causative agent of Chagas disease in Latin America. In general, pyrimidine nucleotides are supplied by both de novo biosynthesis and salvage pathways. While epimastigotes-an insect form-possess both activities, amastigotes-an intracellular replicating form of T. cruzi-are unable to mediate the uptake of pyrimidine. However, the requirement of de novo pyrimidine biosynthesis for parasite growth and survival has not yet been elucidated. Carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase II (CPSII) is the first and rate-limiting enzyme of the de novo biosynthetic pathway, and increased CPSII activity is associated with the rapid proliferation of tumor cells. In the present study, we showed that disruption of the T. cruzicpsII gene significantly reduced parasite growth. In particular, the growth of amastigotes lacking the cpsII gene was severely suppressed. Thus, the de novo pyrimidine pathway is important for proliferation of T. cruzi in the host cell cytoplasm and represents a promising target for chemotherapy against Chagas disease.

  8. Emergence, Retention and Selection: A Trilogy of Origination for Functional De Novo Proteins from Ancestral LncRNAs in Primates.

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    Jia-Yu Chen

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    Full Text Available While some human-specific protein-coding genes have been proposed to originate from ancestral lncRNAs, the transition process remains poorly understood. Here we identified 64 hominoid-specific de novo genes and report a mechanism for the origination of functional de novo proteins from ancestral lncRNAs with precise splicing structures and specific tissue expression profiles. Whole-genome sequencing of dozens of rhesus macaque animals revealed that these lncRNAs are generally not more selectively constrained than other lncRNA loci. The existence of these newly-originated de novo proteins is also not beyond anticipation under neutral expectation, as they generally have longer theoretical lifespan than their current age, due to their GC-rich sequence property enabling stable ORFs with lower chance of non-sense mutations. Interestingly, although the emergence and retention of these de novo genes are likely driven by neutral forces, population genetics study in 67 human individuals and 82 macaque animals revealed signatures of purifying selection on these genes specifically in human population, indicating a proportion of these newly-originated proteins are already functional in human. We thus propose a mechanism for creation of functional de novo proteins from ancestral lncRNAs during the primate evolution, which may contribute to human-specific genetic novelties by taking advantage of existed genomic contexts.

  9. Influência da concentração de proteína, da força iónica e o tipo de hidrato de carbono na formação de complexos tanino-proteína

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    A. P. S. Nascimento

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    Full Text Available Os taninos são compostos naturais que têm a propriedade de complexarem com as proteínas formando agregados insolúveis em solução. A interação destes compostos com as proteínas salivares leva à sensação de adstringência de alguns frutos (especialmente se pouco maduros e bebidas como o vinho tinto e o chá. No presente estudo pretende-se verificar de que forma a concentração de protéina e tanino, as suas estruturas, hidratos de carbono e ainda a  força iónica, podem influênciar a formação de complexos tanino-proteina. Verificou-se que menores concentrações de proteína no meio vão provocar um aumento da adstringência. A estrutura da proteína também irá influência a formação de complexos tanino-proteína, o aumento da força iónica irá provocar uma diminuição da formação de complexos tanino-proteína, hidratos de carbono com uma estrutura não capsolante em elevadas concentrações irão provocar uma aumento da adstringência, ao contrário de hidratos de carbono com uma estrutura capsolante.Influence of protein concentration, ionic strength and type of carbon hydrate in training complex tannin-proteinAbstract: The tannins are natural compounds which have the property of complexing with proteins form insoluble aggregates in solution. The interaction of these compounds with salivary proteins leads to the sensation of astringency of some fruits (especially if unripe and drinks such as red wine and tea. The present study intends to check how the concentration of protein and tannin, their structures, carbohydrate and ionic strength also may influence the formation of tannin-protein complexes. It was found that lower protein concentrations in the medium will cause an increase in astringency. The protein structure will also influence the formation of tannin-protein complexes. Increasing the ionic strength will cause a reduction in the formation of tannin-protein complexes. Carbohydrates with a structure not

  10. Expressão do complexo de histocompatilidade principal de classe I (MHC I no sistema nervoso central: plasticidade sináptica e regeneração Expresión del complejo principal de histocompatibilidad de clase I (MHC I en el sistema nervioso central: plasticidad sináptica y regeneración Expression of class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC I in the central nervous system: role in synaptic plasticity and regeneration

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    Renata Graciele Zanon

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Foi demonstrado recentemente que o complexo de histocompatibilidade principal de classe I (MHC I, expresso no sistema nervoso central (SNC, não funciona somente como molécula com papel imunológico, mas também como parte de um mecanismo envolvido na plasticidade sináptica. A expressão de MHC I interfere na intensidade e seletividade da retração de sinapses em contato com neurônios que sofreram lesão e também influencia a reatividade das células gliais próximas a esses neurônios. A intensidade do rearranjo sináptico e resposta glial após lesão, ligadas à expressão de MHC I no SNC, repercute em diferenças na capacidade regenerativa e recuperação funcional em linhagens de camundongos isogênicos. Dessa forma, os novos aspectos sobre a função do MHC I no SNC direcionam futuras pesquisas no sentido de buscar o envolvimento do MHC I em doenças neurológicas e também o desenvolvimento de novas estratégias terapêuticas.El complejo mayor de histocompatibilidad de clase I (MHC I, expresado en el sistema nervioso central (SNC, no sólo funciona como una molécula con función inmunológica, sino que es crucial para las respuestas del tejido nervioso en casos de lesiones. El MHC I está involucrado con los procesos de plasticidad sináptica y las células gliales en el microambiente de la médula espinal después de realizada axotomía periférica. La expresión de MHC I interfiere con la intensidad y la forma en que se producen la contracción y la eliminación de sinapsis con relación a las neuronas, cuyos axones se han comprometido, y también influye en la reactividad de las células gliales, cerca de estas neuronas. La intensidad de estos cambios, que responden a la expresión de MHC I en el SNC, implica diferencias en la capacidad de regeneración axonal de las células dañadas por axotomía, por lo que el nivel de expresión de las moléculas MHC I se relaciona con el proceso de regeneración de los axones y, en

  11. De novo transcriptome assembly of mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L. fruit

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    Deden Derajat Matra

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    Full Text Available Garcinia mangostana L. (Mangosteen, of the family Clusiaceae, is one of the economically important tropical fruits in Indonesia. In the present study, we performed de novo transcriptomic analysis of Garcinia mangostana L. through RNA-Seq technology. We obtained the raw data from 12 libraries through Ion Proton System. Clean reads of 191,735,809 were obtained from 307,634,890 raw reads. The raw data obtained in this study can be accessible in DDBJ database with accession number of DRA005014 with bioproject accession number of PRJDB5091. We obtained 268,851 transcripts as well as 155,850 unigenes, having N50 value of 555 and 433 bp, respectively. Transcript/unigene length ranged from 201 to 5916 bp. The unigenes were annotated with two main databases from NCBI and UniProtKB, respectively having annotated-sequences of 73,287 and 73,107, respectively. These transcriptomic data will be beneficial for studying transcriptome of Garcinia mangostana L.

  12. De novo status epilepticus with isolated aphasia.

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    Flügel, Dominique; Kim, Olaf Chan-Hi; Felbecker, Ansgar; Tettenborn, Barbara

    2015-08-01

    Sudden onset of aphasia is usually due to stroke. Rapid diagnostic workup is necessary if reperfusion therapy is considered. Ictal aphasia is a rare condition but has to be excluded. Perfusion imaging may differentiate acute ischemia from other causes. In dubious cases, EEG is required but is time-consuming and laborious. We report a case where we considered de novo status epilepticus as a cause of aphasia without any lesion even at follow-up. A 62-year-old right-handed woman presented to the emergency department after nurses found her aphasic. She had undergone operative treatment of varicosis 3 days earlier. Apart from hypertension and obesity, no cardiovascular risk factors and no intake of medication other than paracetamol were reported. Neurological examination revealed global aphasia and right pronation in the upper extremity position test. Computed tomography with angiography and perfusion showed no abnormalities. Electroencephalogram performed after the CT scan showed left-sided slowing with high-voltage rhythmic 2/s delta waves but no clear ictal pattern. Intravenous lorazepam did improve EEG slightly, while aphasia did not change. Lumbar puncture was performed which likely excluded encephalitis. Magnetic resonance imaging showed cortical pathological diffusion imaging (restriction) and cortical hyperperfusion in the left parietal region. Intravenous anticonvulsant therapy under continuous EEG resolved neurological symptoms. The patient was kept on anticonvulsant therapy. Magnetic resonance imaging after 6 months showed no abnormalities along with no clinical abnormalities. Magnetic resonance imaging findings were only subtle, and EEG was without clear ictal pattern, so the diagnosis of aphasic status remains with some uncertainty. However, status epilepticus can mimic stroke symptoms and has to be considered in patients with aphasia even when no previous stroke or structural lesions are detectable and EEG shows no epileptic discharges. Epileptic origin is

  13. Prevention of de novo hepatitis B infection from HbcAb-positive donors in living donor liver transplantation.

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    Lee, K W; Lee, D S; Lee, H H; Kim, S J; Joh, J W; Seo, J M; Choe, Y H; Lee, S K

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    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) prophylaxis is necessary to prevent de novo hepatitis B infection from HbcAb-positive donors. However, which protocol is more effective is somewhat controversial. Also, it is uncertain whether it is necessary to administer HBV prophylaxis for HbsAb-positive recipients. This study attempted to determine whether it is necessary to administer HBV prophylaxis for HbsAb-positive patients and to evaluate the efficacy of an HBIG monotherapy protocol. From May 1996 to July 2001, among 128 donors examined for HbcAb, 58 donors (45.3%) were HbcAb-positive. Eighteen HbcAb-positive grafts were transplanted to HbsAg-negative recipients. The 4 patients who died of unrelated causes were excluded from this study. Of 14 study cases, 12 recipients were HbsAb-positive, and 2 were HbsAb-naive. Prior to late 1998, we used HBV vaccination only for de novo infection prophylaxis. However, starting from December 1998, HBIG was administered from the time of the liver transplantation regardless of HBsAb positivity. The overall rate of de novo HBV infections from HbcAb-positive donors was 21.4% (3 of 14). All 3 recipients without HBIG prophylaxis presented with de novo HBV infections. Two were HbsAb-positive preoperatively. No de novo HBV infections occurred among recipients with HBIG prophylaxis. Therefore, it is essential to administer HBV prophylaxis even for vaccinated HbsAb-positive patients. HBIG monotherapy is effective to prevent de novo hepatitis B infections from HbcAb-positive donors in living donor liver transplantation.

  14. Immunotherapy for De Novo renal transplantation: what's in the pipeline?

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    Tedesco Silva, Helio; Pinheiro Machado, Paula; Rosso Felipe, Claudia; Medina Pestana, Jose Osmar

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    Immunosuppressive drugs have been traditionally developed to prevent acute rejection and to improve short-term kidney transplant outcomes. There is still a medical need to improve outcomes among subgroups of patients at higher risk for graft loss and to reduce cardiovascular, infectious and malignancy-associated morbidity and mortality, and improve long-term adherence. Several new immunosuppressive agents and formulations are undergoing clinical investigation and are discussed in this review.A modified release tacrolimus formulation (MR4) for once-daily administration is undergoing phase III trials. It has been developed to be administered de novo or for maintenance using the same therapeutic target tacrolimus trough concentrations as for the original formulation. Belatacept (LEA29Y), a second generation cytotoxic-T-lymphocyte-associated antigen immunoglobulin (CTLA4-Ig), blocks the interaction between CD80/86 and CD28 costimulatory pathways. In phase II trials, belatacept was as effective as ciclosporin (cyclosporine) when administered in combination with basiliximab, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and corticosteroids. Currently, belatacept is undergoing phase III trials including one study in recipients of organs from expanded criteria donors. Inhibitors of the Janus protein tyrosine kinase (JAK)-3 show some selectivity for cells of the lymphoid lineage and have been shown to be effective in late preclinical transplant models. The most frequent adverse effects have been related to nonspecific binding to JAK2 kinases. CP-690550, a JAK3 inhibitor is currently in phase II clinical trials.FK778, is a synthetic malononitrilamide that targets the critical enzyme of the de novo pyrimidine synthesis, dihydroorotic acid dehydrogenase, and receptor-associated tyrosine kinases has completed phase II trials. FK778 also shows antiviral activities that have been tested in patients with polyomavirus nephropathy. Fingolimod (FTY720), a synthetic sphingosine phosphate receptor

  15. De novo transcriptome of the Hemimetabolous German cockroach (Blattella germanica.

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    Xiaojie Zhou

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The German cockroach, Blattella germanica, is an important insect pest that transmits various pathogens mechanically and causes severe allergic diseases. This insect has long served as a model system for studies of insect biology, physiology and ecology. However, the lack of genome or transcriptome information heavily hinder our further understanding about the German cockroach in every aspect at a molecular level and on a genome-wide scale. To explore the transcriptome and identify unique sequences of interest, we subjected the B. germanica transcriptome to massively parallel pyrosequencing and generated the first reference transcriptome for B. germanica. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A total of 1,365,609 raw reads with an average length of 529 bp were generated via pyrosequencing the mixed cDNA library from different life stages of German cockroach including maturing oothecae, nymphs, adult females and males. The raw reads were de novo assembled to 48,800 contigs and 3,961 singletons with high-quality unique sequences. These sequences were annotated and classified functionally in terms of BLAST, GO and KEGG, and the genes putatively coding detoxification enzyme systems, insecticide targets, key components in systematic RNA interference, immunity and chemoreception pathways were identified. A total of 3,601 SSRs (Simple Sequence Repeats loci were also predicted. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The whole transcriptome pyrosequencing data from this study provides a usable genetic resource for future identification of potential functional genes involved in various biological processes.

  16. De novo pericentric inversion of chromosome 9 in congenital anomaly.

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    Jeong, Seon-Yong; Kim, Bo-Young; Yu, Jae Eun

    2010-09-01

    The pericentric inversion of chromosome 9 is one of the most common structural balanced chromosomal variations and has been found in both normal populations and patients with various abnormal phenotypes and diseases. The aim of this study was to re-evaluate the clinical impact of inv(9)(p11q13). We studied the karyotypes of 431 neonates with congenital anomalies at the Pediatric Clinic in Ajou University Hospital between 2004 and 2008 and retrospectively reviewed their clinical data. Chromosomal aberrations were detected in 60 patients (13.9%). The most common type of structural abnormality was inv(9)(p11q13), found in eight patients. Clinical investigation revealed that all eight cases with inv(9)(p11q13) had various congenital anomalies including: polydactyly, club foot, microtia, deafness, asymmetric face, giant Meckel's diverticulum, duodenal diaphragm, small bowel malrotation, pulmonary stenosis, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, and intrauterine growth restriction. The cytogenetic analysis of parents showed that all of the cases were de novo heterozygous inv(9)(p11q13). Since our results indicate that the incidence of inv(9)(p11q13) in patients with congenital anomalies was not significantly different from the normal population, inv(9)(p11q13) does not appear to be pathogenic with regard to the congenital anomalies. Some other, to date unknown, causes of the anomalies remain to be identified.

  17. Nucleolar development and allocation of key nucleolar proteins require de novo transcription in bovine embryos

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    Svarcova, Olga; Laurincik, Jozef; Avery, Birthe

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    The goal of the present study was to investigate whether key nucleolar proteins involved in ribosomal RNA (rRNA) transcription and processing are transcribed de novo or from maternally inherited messenger RNAs (mRNA) in bovine embryos, and to which extent de novo transcription of these proteins m......RNA is required for the development of functional nucleoli during the major activation of the embryonic genome. Immunofluorescence for localization of key nucleolar proteins, autoradiography for detection of transcriptional activity, and transmission electron microscopy were applied to in vitro produc ed bovine...... embryos cultured from the 2-cell stage with or without (control groups) a-amanitin, which blocks the RNA plymerases II and III transcription and, thus the synthesis of mRNA. In the control groups, weak autoradiographic labelling was initially observed in the periphery of few nuclei at the 4-cell...

  18. Analysis of 60 706 Exomes Questions the Role of De Novo Variants Previously Implicated in Cardiac Disease

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    Paludan-Müller, Christian; Ahlberg, Gustav; Ghouse, Jonas

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    sought to evaluate the pathogenicity of de novo variants previously associated with cardiac disease based on a large population-representative exome database. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a literature search for previous publications on de novo variants associated with severe arrhythmias...... and structural heart diseases and investigated whether these variants were present in the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) database (n=60 706). We identified monogenic variants in single case reports and smaller studies (≤200 subjects) and variants considered to increase susceptibility of disease in 3 larger...

  19. One year cost effectiveness of sirolimus eluting stents compared with bare metal stents in the treatment of single native de novo coronary lesions: an analysis from the RAVEL trial

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    B.A. van Hout (Ben); P.A. Lemos Neto (Pedro); G.A. van Es (Gerrit Anne); W.K. Lindeboom (Wietze); M-C. Morice (Marie-Claude); M.J.B.M. van den Brand (Marcel); P.W.J.C. Serruys (Patrick)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractOBJECTIVE: To assess the balance between costs and effects of the sirolimus eluting stent in the treatment of single native de novo coronary lesions in the RAVEL (randomised study with the sirolimus eluting Bx Velocity balloon expandable stent in the treatment of patients with de novo

  20. One year cost effectiveness of sirolimus eluting stents compared with bare metal stents in the treatment of single native de novo coronary lesions : an analysis from the RAVEL trial

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    van Hout, BA; Serruys, PW; Lemos, PA; van den Brand, MJBM; van Es, GA; Lindeboom, WK; Morice, MC

    Objective: To assess the balance between costs and effects of the sirolimus eluting stent in the treatment of single native de novo coronary lesions in the RAVEL ( randomised study with the sirolimus eluting Bx Velocity balloon expandable stent in the treatment of patients with de novo native

  1. Engineering Methylobacterium extorquens for de novo synthesis of the sesquiterpenoid α-humulene from methanol.

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    Sonntag, Frank; Kroner, Cora; Lubuta, Patrice; Peyraud, Rémi; Horst, Angelika; Buchhaupt, Markus; Schrader, Jens

    2015-11-01

    Over the last 10 to 15 years, metabolic engineering of microbes has become a versatile tool for high-level de novo synthesis of terpenoids, with the sesquiterpenoids armopha-1,4-diene, farnesene and artemisinic acid as prime examples. However, almost all cell factory approaches towards terpenoids to date have been based on sugar as the raw material, which is mainly used as a food resource and subject to high price volatilities. In this study we present de novo synthesis of the sesquiterpenoid α-humulene from the abundantly available non-food carbon source methanol by metabolically engineered Methylobacterium extorquens AM1. Expression of α-humulene synthase from Zingiber zerumbet in combination with farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) synthase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae led to concentrations of up to 18 mg/L α-humulene. Introduction of a prokaryotic mevalonate pathway from Myxococcus xanthus in combination with ribosome binding site optimization of α-humulene and FPP synthases increased product concentration 3-fold. This value was additionally raised by 30% using a carotenoid synthesis deficient mutant strain. Final product concentrations of up to 1.65 g/L were obtained in methanol limited fed-batch cultivations, which is the highest titer of de novo synthesized α-humulene reported to date. This study demonstrates the potential of M. extorquens as a future platform strain for the production of high-value terpenoids from the alternative carbon source methanol. Copyright © 2015 International Metabolic Engineering Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Alternative normalization methods demonstrate widespread cortical hypometabolism in untreated de novo Parkinson’s disease

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    BERTI, V.; POLITO, C.; BORGHAMMER, P.; RAMAT, S.; MOSCONI, L.; VANZI, E.; DE CRISTOFARO, M. T.; DE LEON, M.; SORBI, S.; PUPI, A.

    2013-01-01

    Aim Previous positron emission tomography (PET) [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) studies in Parkinson’s disease (PD) demonstrated that moderate to late stage patients display widespread cortical hypometabolism, whereas early stage PD patients exhibit little or no cortical changes. However, recent studies suggested that conventional data normalization procedures may not always be valid, and demonstrated that alternative normalization strategies better allow detection of low magnitude changes. We hypothesized that these alternative normalization procedures would disclose more widespread metabolic alterations in de novo PD. Methods [18F]FDG PET scans of 26 untreated de novo PD patients (Hoehn & Yahr stage I-II) and 21 age-matched controls were compared using voxel-based analysis. Normalization was performed using gray matter (GM), white matter (WM) reference regions and Yakushev normalization. Results Compared to GM normalization, WM and Yakushev normalization procedures disclosed much larger cortical regions of relative hypometabolism in the PD group with extensive involvement of frontal and parieto-temporal-occipital cortices, and several subcortical structures. Furthermore, in the WM and Yakushev normalized analyses, stage II patients displayed more prominent cortical hypometabolism than did stage I patients. Conclusion The use of alternative normalization procedures, other than GM, suggests that much more extensive cortical hypometabolism is present in untreated de novo PD patients than hitherto reported. The finding may have implications for our understanding of the basic pathophysiology of early-stage PD. PMID:22695340

  3. First de novo whole genome sequencing and assembly of the pink-footed goose.

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    Pujolar, J M; Dalén, L; Olsen, R A; Hansen, M M; Madsen, J

    2018-03-01

    Annotated genomes can provide new perspectives on the biology of species. We present the first de novo whole genome sequencing for the pink-footed goose. In order to obtain a high-quality de novo assembly the strategy used was to combine one short insert paired-end library with two mate-pair libraries. The pink-footed goose genome was assembled de novo using three different assemblers and an assembly evaluation was subsequently performed in order to choose the best assembler. For our data, ALLPATHS-LG performed the best, since the assembly produced covers most of the genome, while introducing the fewest errors. A total of 26,134 genes were annotated, with bird species accounting for virtually all BLAST hits. We also estimated the substitution rate in the pink-footed goose, which can be of use in future demographic studies, by using a comparative approach with the genome of the chicken, the mallard and the swan goose. A substitution rate of 1.38×10 -7 per nucleotide per generation was obtained when comparing the genomes of the two closely-related goose species (the pink-footed and the swan goose). Altogether, we provide a valuable tool for future genomic studies aiming at particular genes and regions of the pink-footed goose genome as well as other bird species. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Simple Approach for De Novo Structural Identification of Mannose Trisaccharides

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    Hsu, Hsu Chen; Liew, Chia Yen; Huang, Shih-Pei; Tsai, Shang-Ting; Ni, Chi-Kung

    2017-12-01

    Oligosaccharides have diverse functions in biological systems. However, the structural determination of oligosaccharides remains difficult and has created a bottleneck in carbohydrate research. In this study, a new approach for the de novo structural determination of underivatized oligosaccharides is demonstrated. A low-energy collision-induced dissociation (CID) of sodium ion adducts was used to facilitate the cleavage of desired chemical bonds during the dissociation. The selection of fragments for the subsequent CID was guided using a procedure that we built from the understanding of the saccharide dissociation mechanism. The linkages, anomeric configurations, and branch locations of oligosaccharides were determined by comparing the CID spectra of oligosaccharide with the fragmentation patterns based on the dissociation mechanism and our specially prepared disaccharide CID spectrum database. The usefulness of this method was demonstrated to determine the structures of several mannose trisaccharides. This method can also be applied in the structural determination of oligosaccharides larger than trisaccharides and containing hexose other than mannose if authentic standards are available. [Figure not available: see fulltext.

  5. Programming peptidomimetic syntheses by translating genetic codes designed de novo.

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    Forster, Anthony C; Tan, Zhongping; Nalam, Madhavi N L; Lin, Hening; Qu, Hui; Cornish, Virginia W; Blacklow, Stephen C

    2003-05-27

    Although the universal genetic code exhibits only minor variations in nature, Francis Crick proposed in 1955 that "the adaptor hypothesis allows one to construct, in theory, codes of bewildering variety." The existing code has been expanded to enable incorporation of a variety of unnatural amino acids at one or two nonadjacent sites within a protein by using nonsense or frameshift suppressor aminoacyl-tRNAs (aa-tRNAs) as adaptors. However, the suppressor strategy is inherently limited by compatibility with only a small subset of codons, by the ways such codons can be combined, and by variation in the efficiency of incorporation. Here, by preventing competing reactions with aa-tRNA synthetases, aa-tRNAs, and release factors during translation and by using nonsuppressor aa-tRNA substrates, we realize a potentially generalizable approach for template-encoded polymer synthesis that unmasks the substantially broader versatility of the core translation apparatus as a catalyst. We show that several adjacent, arbitrarily chosen sense codons can be completely reassigned to various unnatural amino acids according to de novo genetic codes by translating mRNAs into specific peptide analog polymers (peptidomimetics). Unnatural aa-tRNA substrates do not uniformly function as well as natural substrates, revealing important recognition elements for the translation apparatus. Genetic programming of peptidomimetic synthesis should facilitate mechanistic studies of translation and may ultimately enable the directed evolution of small molecules with desirable catalytic or pharmacological properties.

  6. Simple Approach for De Novo Structural Identification of Mannose Trisaccharides

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    Hsu, Hsu Chen; Liew, Chia Yen; Huang, Shih-Pei; Tsai, Shang-Ting; Ni, Chi-Kung

    2018-03-01

    Oligosaccharides have diverse functions in biological systems. However, the structural determination of oligosaccharides remains difficult and has created a bottleneck in carbohydrate research. In this study, a new approach for the de novo structural determination of underivatized oligosaccharides is demonstrated. A low-energy collision-induced dissociation (CID) of sodium ion adducts was used to facilitate the cleavage of desired chemical bonds during the dissociation. The selection of fragments for the subsequent CID was guided using a procedure that we built from the understanding of the saccharide dissociation mechanism. The linkages, anomeric configurations, and branch locations of oligosaccharides were determined by comparing the CID spectra of oligosaccharide with the fragmentation patterns based on the dissociation mechanism and our specially prepared disaccharide CID spectrum database. The usefulness of this method was demonstrated to determine the structures of several mannose trisaccharides. This method can also be applied in the structural determination of oligosaccharides larger than trisaccharides and containing hexose other than mannose if authentic standards are available.

  7. Sequencing and De Novo Transcriptome Assembly of Brachypodium sylvaticum (Poaceae

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    Samuel E. Fox

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    Full Text Available Premise of the study: We report the de novo assembly and characterization of the transcriptomes of Brachypodium sylvaticum (slender false-brome accessions from native populations of Spain and Greece, and an invasive population west of Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Methods and Results: More than 350 million sequence reads from the mRNA libraries prepared from three B. sylvaticum genotypes were assembled into 120,091 (Corvallis, 104,950 (Spain, and 177,682 (Greece transcript contigs. In comparison with the B. distachyon Bd21 reference genome and GenBank protein sequences, we estimate >90% exome coverage for B. sylvaticum. The transcripts were assigned Gene Ontology and InterPro annotations. Brachypodium sylvaticum sequence reads aligned against the Bd21 genome revealed 394,654 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs and >20,000 simple sequence repeat (SSR DNA sites. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first report of transcriptome sequencing of invasive plant species with a closely related sequenced reference genome. The sequences and identified SNP variant and SSR sites will provide tools for developing novel genetic markers for use in genotyping and characterization of invasive behavior of B. sylvaticum.

  8. De Novo Assembly and Characterization of the Xenocatantops brachycerus Transcriptome

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    Zhang, Xinmei; Qiu, Zhongying; Huang, Yuan

    2018-01-01

    Grasshoppers are common pests but also have high nutritional and commercial potential. Xenocatantops brachycerus Willemse (Orthoptera: Acrididae) is an economically important grasshopper species that is reared in China. Using the IlluminaHiSeqTM 4000 platform, three transcriptomes of the adult male, adult female, and nymph of X. brachycerus were sequenced. A total of 133,194,848 clean reads were obtained and de novo assembled into 43,187 unigenes with an average length of 964 bp (N50 of 1799 bp); of these, 24,717 (57.23%) unigenes matched known proteins. Based on these annotations, many putative transcripts related to X. brachycerus growth, development, environmental adaptability, and metabolism of nutritional components and bioactive components were identified. In addition, the expression profiles of all three transcriptome datasets were analyzed, and many differentially expressed genes were detected using RSEM and PossionDis. Unigenes. Unigenes with functions associated with growth and development exhibited higher transcript levels at the nymph stage, and unigenes associated with environmental adaptability showed increased transcription in the adults. These comprehensive X. brachycerus transcriptomic data will provide a useful molecular resource for gene prediction, molecular marker development, and studies on signaling pathways in this species and will serve as a reference for the efficient use of other grasshoppers. PMID:29419810

  9. LESSONS IN DE NOVO PEPTIDE SEQUENCING BY TANDEM MASS SPECTROMETRY

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    Medzihradszky, Katalin F.; Chalkley, Robert J.

    2015-01-01

    Mass spectrometry has become the method of choice for the qualitative and quantitative characterization of protein mixtures isolated from all kinds of living organisms. The raw data in these studies are MS/MS spectra, usually of peptides produced by proteolytic digestion of a protein. These spectra are “translated” into peptide sequences, normally with the help of various search engines. Data acquisition and interpretation have both been automated, and most researchers look only at the summary of the identifications without ever viewing the underlying raw data used for assignments. Automated analysis of data is essential due to the volume produced. However, being familiar with the finer intricacies of peptide fragmentation processes, and experiencing the difficulties of manual data interpretation allow a researcher to be able to more critically evaluate key results, particularly because there are many known rules of peptide fragmentation that are not incorporated into search engine scoring. Since the most commonly used MS/MS activation method is collision-induced dissociation (CID), in this article we present a brief review of the history of peptide CID analysis. Next, we provide a detailed tutorial on how to determine peptide sequences from CID data. Although the focus of the tutorial is de novo sequencing, the lessons learned and resources supplied are useful for data interpretation in general. PMID:25667941

  10. De Novo Design of Bioactive Small Molecules by Artificial Intelligence.

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    Merk, Daniel; Friedrich, Lukas; Grisoni, Francesca; Schneider, Gisbert

    2018-01-01

    Generative artificial intelligence offers a fresh view on molecular design. We present the first-time prospective application of a deep learning model for designing new druglike compounds with desired activities. For this purpose, we trained a recurrent neural network to capture the constitution of a large set of known bioactive compounds represented as SMILES strings. By transfer learning, this general model was fine-tuned on recognizing retinoid X and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists. We synthesized five top-ranking compounds designed by the generative model. Four of the compounds revealed nanomolar to low-micromolar receptor modulatory activity in cell-based assays. Apparently, the computational model intrinsically captured relevant chemical and biological knowledge without the need for explicit rules. The results of this study advocate generative artificial intelligence for prospective de novo molecular design, and demonstrate the potential of these methods for future medicinal chemistry. © 2018 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

  11. RAMPART: a workflow management system for de novo genome assembly.

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    Mapleson, Daniel; Drou, Nizar; Swarbreck, David

    2015-06-01

    The de novo assembly of genomes from whole- genome shotgun sequence data is a computationally intensive, multi-stage task and it is not known a priori which methods and parameter settings will produce optimal results. In current de novo assembly projects, a popular strategy involves trying many approaches, using different tools and settings, and then comparing and contrasting the results in order to select a final assembly for publication. Herein, we present RAMPART, a configurable workflow management system for de novo genome assembly, which helps the user identify combinations of third-party tools and settings that provide good results for their particular genome and sequenced reads. RAMPART is designed to exploit High performance computing environments, such as clusters and shared memory systems, where available. RAMPART is available under the GPLv3 license at: https://github.com/TGAC/RAMPART. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press.

  12. Pathway design using de novo steps through uncharted biochemical spaces.

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    Kumar, Akhil; Wang, Lin; Ng, Chiam Yu; Maranas, Costas D

    2018-01-12

    Existing retrosynthesis tools generally traverse production routes from a source to a sink metabolite using known enzymes or de novo steps. Generally, important considerations such as blending known transformations with putative steps, complexity of pathway topology, mass conservation, cofactor balance, thermodynamic feasibility, microbial chassis selection, and cost are largely dealt with in a posteriori fashion. The computational procedure we present here designs bioconversion routes while simultaneously considering any combination of the aforementioned design criteria. First, we track and codify as rules all reaction centers using a prime factorization-based encoding technique (rePrime). Reaction rules and known biotransformations are then simultaneously used by the pathway design algorithm (novoStoic) to trace both metabolites and molecular moieties through balanced bio-conversion strategies. We demonstrate the use of novoStoic in bypassing steps in existing pathways through putative transformations, assembling complex pathways blending both known and putative steps toward pharmaceuticals, and postulating ways to biodegrade xenobiotics.

  13. Canvas SPW: calling de novo copy number variants in pedigrees.

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    Ivakhno, Sergii; Roller, Eric; Colombo, Camilla; Tedder, Philip; Cox, Anthony J

    2018-02-01

    Whole genome sequencing is becoming a diagnostics of choice for the identification of rare inherited and de novo copy number variants in families with various pediatric and late-onset genetic diseases. However, joint variant calling in pedigrees is hampered by the complexity of consensus breakpoint alignment across samples within an arbitrary pedigree structure. We have developed a new tool, Canvas SPW, for the identification of inherited and de novo copy number variants from pedigree sequencing data. Canvas SPW supports a number of family structures and provides a wide range of scoring and filtering options to automate and streamline identification of de novo variants. Canvas SPW is available for download from https://github.com/Illumina/canvas. sivakhno@illumina.com. Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. © The Author (2017). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com

  14. Farelo de trigo e complexo enzimático na alimentação de poedeiras semipesadas na fase de produção Wheat bran and enzymatic complex in the feeding of laying hens in the production phase

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    Daniel de Magalhães Araujo

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    Full Text Available O estudo foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da inclusão de farelo de trigo (FT na ração com ou sem a suplementação de um complexo enzimático (CE sobre o desempenho e a produção de ovos de frangas semipesadas na fase de produção. Foram utilizadas 288 frangas Lohmann Brown, distribuídas em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 4 × 2, composto de quatro níveis de farelo de trigo (0, 3, 6 e 9% na ração e da suplementação de complexo enzimático (0 ou 100 g/100 kg de ração, com oito tratamentos e seis repetições de seis aves. O complexo enzimático continha as enzimas beta-galactosidase, galactomananase, xilanase e alfa-glucanase. O consumo de ração, o peso vivo final, a produção de ovos, o peso e a massa de ovos e a conversão por massa e por dúzia de ovos não foram afetados pela inclusão do farelo de trigo nas rações. A gravidade específica da casca dos ovos piorou com o aumento dos níveis de farelo de trigo nas dietas. Nenhuma característica foi afetada pela adição do complexo enzimático na ração, com exceção do peso do ovo, que melhorou de 62,74 para 64,28 g. Recomenda-se o uso de até 9% de farelo de trigo em rações para poedeiras em produção. A adição de alfa-galactosidase, galactomananase, xilanase e alfa-glucanase aumenta o peso dos ovos.The study was carried out with the objective to evaluate the effects of the inclusion of the wheat bran (WB with or without supplementation of an enzymatic complex (EC on the performance of semi-heavy hens in the egg-production phase. A total of 288 Lohmann Brown pullets were used, distributed to a completely randomized design in 4 × 2 factorial arrangement, composed by four WB levels (0, 3, 6 and 9% in the ration and enzymatic complex supplementation (0 or 100g/100 kg diet, with eight treatments and six replicates of six birds. The enzymatic complex contained the enzymes beta-galactosidase, galactomananase, xilanase and alpha

  15. De novo complex intra chromosomal rearrangement after ICSI: characterisation by BACs micro array-CGH

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    Quimsiyeh Mazin

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In routine Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART men with severe oligozoospermia or azoospermia should be informed about the risk of de novo congenital or chromosomal abnormalities in ICSI program. Also the benefits of preimplantation or prenatal genetic diagnosis practice need to be explained to the couple. Methods From a routine ICSI attempt, using ejaculated sperm from male with severe oligozoospermia and having normal karyotype, a 30 years old pregnant woman was referred to prenatal diagnosis in the 17th week for bichorionic biamniotic twin gestation. Amniocentesis was performed because of the detection of an increased foetal nuchal translucency for one of the fetus by the sonographic examination during the 12th week of gestation (WG. Chromosome and DNA studies of the fetus were realized on cultured amniocytes Results Conventional, molecular cytogenetic and microarray CGH experiments allowed us to conclude that the fetus had a de novo pericentromeric inversion associated with a duplication of the 9p22.1-p24 chromosomal region, 46,XY,invdup(9(p22.1p24 [arrCGH 9p22.1p24 (RP11-130C19 → RP11-87O1x3]. As containing the critical 9p22 region, our case is in coincidence with the general phenotype features of the partial trisomy 9p syndrome with major growth retardation, microcephaly and microretrognathia. Conclusion This de novo complex chromosome rearrangement illustrates the possible risk of chromosome or gene defects in ICSI program and the contribution of array-CGH for mapping rapidly de novo chromosomal imbalance.

  16. Clinical characteristics of de novo nonalcoholic fatty liver disease following pancreaticoduodenectomy

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    Tanaka, Naoki; Horiuchi, Akira; Yokoyama, Takahide

    2011-01-01

    Hepatic steatosis may develop after pancreatic resection, but its clinicopathological features remain unclear. We explored the clinical characteristics of newly appearing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), designated as de novo NAFLD after PD. Of 83 patients who underwent PD between 2001 and 2006, the patients with regular alcohol consumption after PD (n=3), those who were unavailable for regular abdominal computed tomography follow-up (n=12), and those who died within 6 months of PD (n=8) were excluded from the study. In the remaining 60 patients, the prevalence and clinical features of de novo NAFLD after PD were examined. NAFLD developed after PD in 14 (23%) patients in our cohort. Liver biopsy was performed in 8 patients and all showed typical steatohepatitis. Compared with the patients who had conventional nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), patients with post-PD de novo NASH demonstrated significant decreases in body mass index and lower levels of serum albumin, cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, and homeostasis model assessment for insulin resistance. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that pancreatic head cancer was associated with an increased risk of developing NAFLD after PD (odds ratio 12.0, 95% confidence interval 2.0-71.4, P=0.006). Increased dosage of oral pancreatic enzymes significantly ameliorated the steatosis, as well as leading to the recovery of body weight loss and resolution of the biochemical abnormalities. De novo NAFLD/NASH after PD is characterized by non-obesity and lack of hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance and is associated with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. In such patients, intensifying pancreatic enzyme supplementation may be useful. (author)

  17. Identification of mutations including de novo mutations in Korean patients with hypokalaemic periodic paralysis.

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    Kim, S H; Kim, U K; Chae, J J; Kim, D J; Oh, H Y; Kim, B J; Lee, C C

    2001-05-01

    Hypokalaemic periodic paralysis (hypoPP) is an autosomal dominant disorder involving the abnormal function of ion channels and it is characterized by paralysis attacks of varying severity, accompanied by a fall in blood potassium levels. Linkage analysis showed that the candidate locus responsible for hypoPP was localized to chromosome 1q31-32, and this locus encoded the muscle dihydropyridine-sensitive calcium channel alpha(1)-subunit (CACNA1S). So far, three different mutations in CACNA1S gene have been identified in patients with hypoPP: Arg528His, Arg1239His and Arg1239Gly in Caucasian patients. However, there are few reports about the mutations of CACNA1S gene in other races. In this study, four Korean families with five hypoPP patients were screened for mutations of CACNA1S gene with polymerase chain reaction-based restriction analysis and single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis. To determine the mode of inheritance, haplotype analysis was done with three microsatellite markers (D1S1726, CACNL1A3, and D1S1723). Arg528His mutation was detected in three families, and one family had no known mutations. Moreover, for the first time, we detected de novo Arg528His mutations in two out of three families with hypoPP. Haplotype analysis using three microsatellite markers (D1S1726, CACNL1A3, and D1S1723) suggested the occurrence of de novo Arg528His mutations in two of the three families with Arg528His mutation. Arg528His mutations of CACNA1S, including de novo Arg528His mutations, were found in Korean patients with hypoPP. These results imply that de novo mutation, in addition to non-penetrance, is one of the genetic mechanisms that can explain the previous clinical observation that hypoPP occurs sporadically without family history.

  18. Fatty Acid de Novo Synthesis in Adult Intrauterine Growth-Restricted Offspring, and Adult Male Response to a High Fat Diet.

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    Yee, Jennifer K; Han, Guang; Vega, Juan; Lee, Wai-Nang P; Ross, Michael G; Desai, Mina

    2016-12-01

    Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) with rapid catch-up growth leads to adult obesity and insulin resistance. We have previously shown that IUGR male rats demonstrated increased de novo fatty acid synthesis in the subcutaneous (SC) fat, but not the visceral fat, during the nursing period prior to the onset of obesity. Young IUGR females do not exhibit the same increase. We further hypothesized that in male IUGR offspring, de novo synthesis is a programmed intrinsic effect that persists to adulthood and does not suppress in response to a high fat diet. We measured fatty acid de novo synthesis in IUGR adult males (6 months) using deuterium-enriched drinking water as a stable isotope tracer, then further studied the response after consumption of an isocaloric high fat diet. Baseline de novo synthesis in adult females was also studied at age 9 months. Males demonstrated increased baseline de novo synthesis in both SC fat and visceral fat. Correspondingly, SC and visceral fat protein expression of lipogenic enzymes acetyl-coA carboxylase-α (ACCα) and fatty acid synthase were upregulated. After the isocaloric high fat diet, de novo synthesis was suppressed such that no differences remained between the two groups, although, IUGR SC fat demonstrated persistently increased lipogenic protein expression. In contrast, de novo synthesis among adult females is not impacted in IUGR. In conclusion, enhancement of male IUGR SC fat de novo synthesis appears to be an early consequence of metabolic programming, whereas enhancement in visceral fat appears to be a later consequence.

  19. Monosomal karyotype is not a predictor of dismal outcome in childhood de novo acute myeloid leukemia.

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    Lee, Na Hee; Choi, Young Bae; Yi, Eun-Sang; Lee, Soo Hyun; Kim, Hee-Jin; Lee, Ji Won; Sung, Ki Woong; Koo, Hong Hoe; Yoo, Keon Hee

    2016-11-01

    Monosomal karyotype (MK) is known as a far end of the unfavorable cytogenetics in adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML), while available data in childhood AML is scarce. In this study, we investigated the prevalence and prognostic value of MK with retrospectively analyzed 119 patients newly diagnosed with childhood de novo AML. Ten patients (8.4%) revealed to have MK. All MK-positive (MK(+)) AML were associated with complex cytogenetic abnormalities and belonged to the cytogenetic adverse-risk group. Nine of MK(+) patients (90%) achieved complete remission. The event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS) of MK(+) adverse group were comparable to the ESF and OS of MK-negative non-adverse group (EFS 60.0±15.5% vs 59.0±5.1%, P=0.925; OS 70.0±14.5% vs 58.1±5.3%, P=0.696). In multivariate analysis, MK was not an independent adverse prognostic factor for EFS (hazard ratio 0.45, 95% C.I. 0.13-1.50, P=0.194). In addition, 7 of 9 MK(+) patients who received allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) survived event-free, with a median follow-up of 64 months. In conclusion, MK did not act as an adverse prognostic factor in childhood de novo AML. Allogeneic HSCT might have contributed to the excellent outcome of MK(+) childhood de novo AML. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. De novo-based transcriptome profiling of male-sterile and fertile watermelon lines.

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    Rhee, Sun-Ju; Kwon, Taehyung; Seo, Minseok; Jang, Yoon Jeong; Sim, Tae Yong; Cho, Seoae; Han, Sang-Wook; Lee, Gung Pyo

    2017-01-01

    The whole-genome sequence of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai), a valuable horticultural crop worldwide, was released in 2013. Here, we compared a de novo-based approach (DBA) to a reference-based approach (RBA) using RNA-seq data, to aid in efforts to improve the annotation of the watermelon reference genome and to obtain biological insight into male-sterility in watermelon. We applied these techniques to available data from two watermelon lines: the male-sterile line DAH3615-MS and the male-fertile line DAH3615. Using DBA, we newly annotated 855 watermelon transcripts, and found gene functional clusters predicted to be related to stimulus responses, nucleic acid binding, transmembrane transport, homeostasis, and Golgi/vesicles. Among the DBA-annotated transcripts, 138 de novo-exclusive differentially-expressed genes (DEDEGs) related to male sterility were detected. Out of 33 randomly selected newly annotated transcripts and DEDEGs, 32 were validated by RT-qPCR. This study demonstrates the usefulness and reliability of the de novo transcriptome assembly in watermelon, and provides new insights for researchers exploring transcriptional blueprints with regard to the male sterility.

  1. Efeito da prática continuada do regadio sobre o complexo de troca do solo Effect on soil exchange complex from continuous irrigation

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    J. M. Nunes

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Tendo como principal objectivo a análise das alterações provocadas no complexo de troca do solo pela prática continuada do regadio, recolhemos, de forma georeferenciada, nos 12400 ha que constituem o Perímetro de Rega do Caia e áreas imediatamente adjacentes (situado nos Municípios de Elvas e Campo Maior, distrito de Portalegre, Portugal, 14280 amostras da camada superficial do solo (0-20 cm, as quais, depois de misturadas 10 a 10 de forma a que cada amostra compósita representasse 11,1 ha, foram analisadas no que respeita à composição do complexo de troca do solo e à capacidade de troca catiónica (CTC. Com recurso a software apropriado (sistemas de informação geográfica - SIG, foi possível relacionar individualmente as amostras de solo analisadas com o sistema cultural (sequeiro, menos de 15 anos em regadio, entre 15 e 25 anos em regadio e mais de 25 anos em regadio e com o grupo de solos presente (Regossolos, Cambissolos, Vertissolos, Calcissolos, Luvissolos e Fluvissolos, sendo então possível analisar a influência do sistema cultural no complexo de troca do solo e a forma como os diferentes grupos de solos eram influenciados pelo regadio. Com excepção dos Vertissolos, os resultados obtidos confirmam um decréscimo generalizado dos valores da capacidade de troca catiónica, soma de bases de troca e grau de saturação em bases e um aumento do teor de sódio de troca nos solos explorados em regadio, que tende a agravar-se ao longo do tempo, pelo menos nos primeiros 30 anos desta prática.Being the main goal of this work the analysis of the changes in the soil exchange complex brought by the continued irrigation practice, we collect georeferenciatilly, in the 12400 ha constituting the Caia Irrigation Perimeter and adjacent areas (located in the Elvas and Campo Major region, Portalegre district, Portugal, 14280 topsoil samples (020 cm, which, after mixed 10 by 10, in a way that each aggregate sample represented 11.1 ha, were

  2. Characterization of a de novo duplication of 11p14----p13, using fluorescent in situ hybridization and southern hybridization

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    Speleman, F.; Mannens, M.; Redeker, B.; Vercruyssen, M.; van Oostveldt, P.; Leroy, J.; Slater, R.

    1991-01-01

    A de novo 11p+ chromosome was found in a child with mild mental retardation but no other remarkable dysmorphic characteristics. Banding studies suggested a duplication of regions 11p13 and 11p14 or regions 11p14 and 11p15. Using fluorescent in situ hybridization and digital imaging microscopy, we

  3. Radiotherapy, especially at young age, increases the risk for de novo brain tumors in patients treated for pituitary tumors

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    Burman, Pia; Van Beek, André P.; Biller, Beverly M.K.; Camacho-Hubner, Cecilia; Mattsson, Anders F.

    Background: Excess mortality due to de novo malignant brain tumors was recently found in a national study of patients with hypopituitarism following treatment of pituitary tumors. Here, we examined a larger multi-national cohort to corroborate and extend this observation. Objective: To investigate

  4. De Novo whole genome sequence of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex strain BB01 from blueberry in Georgia, USA

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    This study reports a de novo assembled draft genome sequence of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex strain BB01 causing blueberry bacterial leaf scorch in Georgia, USA. The BB01 genome is 2,517,579 bp with a G+C content of 51.8% and 2,943 open reading frames (ORFs) and 48 RNA genes....

  5. Voltammetry and In Situ Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy of De Novo Designed Heme Protein Monolayers on Au(111)-Electrode Surfaces

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    Albrecht, Tim; Li, Wu; Haehnel, Wolfgang

    2006-01-01

    In the present work, we report the electrochemical characterization and in situ scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) studies of monolayers of an artificial de novo designed heme protein MOP-C, covalently immobilized on modified Au(111) surfaces. The protein forms closely packed monolayers, which ...

  6. Geologia, petrologia e geocronologia do complexo acamadado lago grande : evidência para uma suíte magmática mineralizada a egp na província mineral de Carajás, Brasil

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    Teixeira, Antônio Sales

    2014-01-01

    O Complexo Máfico-Ultramáfico Acamadado Lago Grande contém mineralização de EGP associada a níveis centimétricos de cromititos e sulfetos. Pertence à Suíte Máfica-Ultramáfica Serra Leste (Ferreira Filho et al., 2007) – região leste da Província Mineral Carajás, cujo principal representante é o Complexo Luanga também mineralizado a EGP. A Suíte Serra Leste situa-se nas imediações de Serra Pelada, importante depósito epigenético de Au-PGE (Grainger et al., 2002). Trata-se de um corpo intrusivo ...

  7. Idades SHRIMP U-Pb do Complexo Sertânia: Implicações Sobre a Evolução Tectônica da Zona Transversal, Província Borborema

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    Benjamim Bley de Brito Neves; Allen P. Nutman; Edilton José dos Santos

    2004-01-01

    O Complexo Sertânia é uma seqüência metassedimentar com pequena contribuição metavulcânica, de facies anfibolitoalto, que ocorre no Terreno Alto Moxotó, Zona Transversal da Província Borborema. Vários levantamentos geológicos têmincluído esta unidade num complexo gnáissico-migmatítico indiviso, questionando, por decorrência, a subdivisão de terrenosproposta para esse domínio litotectônico. O presente trabalho apresenta as primeiras idades geocronológicas U-Pb SHRIMPem zircão e dados isotópico...

  8. Risk factors for de novo hepatitis B infection in pediatric living donor liver transplantation

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    Rao, Wei; Xie, Man; Yang, Tao; Zhang, Jian-Jun; Gao, Wei; Deng, Yong-Lin; Zheng, Hong; Pan, Cheng; Liu, Yi-He; Shen, Zhong-Yang

    2014-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the incidence of de novo hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection after pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and to analyze the risk factors associated with this de novo HBV infection.

  9. Characteristics of de novo structural changes in the human genome

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    Kloosterman, Wigard P.; Francioli, Laurent C.; Hormozdiari, Fereydoun; Marschall, Tobias; Hehir-Kwa, Jayne Y.; Abdellaoui, Abdel; Lameijer, Eric-Wubbo; Moed, Matthijs H.; Koval, Vyacheslav; Renkens, Ivo; van Roosmalen, Markus J.; Arp, Pascal; Karssen, Lennart C.; Coe, Bradley P.; Handsaker, Robert E.; Suchiman, Eka D.; Cuppen, Edwin; Thung, Djie Tjwan; McVey, Mitch; Wendl, Michael C.; Uitterlinden, Andre; van Duijn, Cornelia M.; Swertz, Morris A.; Wijmenga, Cisca; van Ommen, GertJan B.; Slagboom, P. Eline; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Schoenhuth, Alexander; Eichler, Evan E.; de Bakker, Paul I. W.; Ye, Kai; Guryev, Victor

    Small insertions and deletions (indels) and large structural variations (SVs) are major contributors to human genetic diversity and disease. However, mutation rates and characteristics of de novo indels and SVs in the general population have remained largely unexplored. We report 332 validated de

  10. De novo autoimmune hepatitis following liver transplantation for ...

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    De novo autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a rare disorder first described in 1998. It occurs in patients who underwent liver transplantation for a different etiology. We present the case of a 56-year-old woman who was diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis and had liver transplantation for refractory pruritis. Seven years after ...

  11. Model-Based GUI Testing Using Uppaal at Novo Nordisk

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    H. Hjort, Ulrik; Rasmussen, Jacob Illum; Larsen, Kim Guldstrand

    2009-01-01

    This paper details a collaboration between Aalborg University and Novo Nordiskin developing an automatic model-based test generation tool for system testing of the graphical user interface of a medical device on an embedded platform. The tool takes as input an UML Statemachine model and generates...

  12. Towards accurate de novo assembly for genomes with repeats

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    Bucur, Doina

    2017-01-01

    De novo genome assemblers designed for short k-mer length or using short raw reads are unlikely to recover complex features of the underlying genome, such as repeats hundreds of bases long. We implement a stochastic machine-learning method which obtains accurate assemblies with repeats and

  13. De novo structural modeling and computational sequence analysis ...

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    Different bioinformatics tools and machine learning techniques were used for protein structural classification. De novo protein modeling was performed by using I-TASSER server. The final model obtained was accessed by PROCHECK and DFIRE2, which confirmed that the final model is reliable. Until complete biochemical ...

  14. Peptide de novo sequencing of mixture tandem mass spectra

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    Gorshkov, Vladimir; Hotta, Stéphanie Yuki Kolbeck; Braga, Thiago Verano

    2016-01-01

    The impact of mixture spectra deconvolution on the performance of four popular de novo sequencing programs was tested using artificially constructed mixture spectra as well as experimental proteomics data. Mixture fragmentation spectra are recognized as a limitation in proteomics because they dec...

  15. De Novo Coding Variants Are Strongly Associated with Tourette Disorder

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    Willsey, A. Jeremy; Fernandez, Thomas V.; Yu, Dongmei; King, Robert A.; Dietrich, Andrea; Xing, Jinchuan; Sanders, Stephan J.; Mandell, Jeffrey D.; Huang, Alden Y.; Richer, Petra; Smith, Louw; Dong, Shan; Samocha, Kaitlin E.; Neale, Benjamin M.; Coppola, Giovanni; Mathews, Carol A.; Tischfield, Jay A.; Scharf, Jeremiah M.; State, Matthew W.; Heiman, Gary A.; Abdulkadir, Mohamed; Bohnenpoll, Julia; Bromberg, Yana; Brown, Lawrence W.; Cheon, Keun-Ah; Coffey, Barbara J.; Deng, Li; Elzerman, Lonneke; Fründt, Odette; Garcia-Delgar, Blanca; Gedvilaite, Erika; Gilbert, Donald L.; Grice, Dorothy E.; Hagstrøm, Julie; Hedderly, Tammy; Heyman, Isobel; Hoekstra, Pieter J.; Hong, Hyun Ju; Huyser, Chaim; Ibanez-Gomez, Laura; Kim, Young Key; Kim, Young-Shin; Koh, Yun-Joo; Kook, Sodahm; Kuperman, Samuel; Lamerz, Andreas; Leventhal, Bennett; Ludolph, Andrea G.; Lühr da Silva, Claudia; Madruga-Garrido, Marcos; Maras, Athanasios; Mir, Pablo; Morer, Astrid; Münchau, Alexander; Murphy, Tara L.; Nasello, Cara; Openneer, Thaïra J. C.; Plessen, Kerstin J.; Roessner, Veit; Sanders, Stephan; Shin, Eun-Young; Sival, Deborah A.; Song, Dong-Ho; Song, Jungeun; Stolte, Anne Marie; Sun, Nawei; Tübing, Jennifer; Visscher, Frank; Walker, Michael F.; Wanderer, Sina; Wang, Shuoguo; Woods, Martin; Zhang, Yeting; Zhou, Anbo; Zinner, Samuel H.; Barr, Cathy L.; Batterson, James R.; Berlin, Cheston; Bruun, Ruth D.; Budman, Cathy L.; Cath, Danielle C.; Chouinard, Sylvain; Cox, Nancy J.; Darrow, Sabrina; Davis, Lea K.; Dion, Yves; Freimer, Nelson B.; Grados, Marco A.; Hirschtritt, Matthew E.; Illmann, Cornelia; Kurlan, Roger; Leckman, James F.; Lyon, Gholson J.; Malaty, Irene A.; MaMahon, William M.; Okun, Michael S.; Osiecki, Lisa; Pauls, David L.; Posthuma, Danielle; Ramensky, Vasily; Robertson, Mary M.; Rouleau, Guy A.; Sandor, Paul; Singer, Harvey S.; Smit, Jan; Sul, Jae-Hoon

    2017-01-01

    Whole-exome sequencing (WES) and de novo variant detection have proven a powerful approach to gene discovery in complex neurodevelopmental disorders. We have completed WES of 325 Tourette disorder trios from the Tourette International Collaborative Genetics cohort and a replication sample of 186

  16. Automated de novo metabolite identification with mass spectrometry and cheminformatics

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    Peironcely Miguel, Julio Eduardo

    2014-01-01

    In this thesis new algorithms and methods that enable the de novo identification of metabolites have been developed. The aim was to find methods to propose candidate structures for unknown metabolites using MSn data as starting point. These methods have been integrated into a semi-automated pipeline

  17. Identifying wrong assemblies in de novo short read primary ...

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    2016-08-05

    Aug 5, 2016 ... With the advent of short-reads-based genome sequencing approaches, large number of organisms are being sequenced all over the world. Most of these assemblies are done using some de novo short read assemblers and other related approaches. However, the contigs produced this way are prone to ...

  18. TUBB4A de novo mutations cause isolated hypomyelination

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    Pizzino, Amy; Pierson, Tyler Mark; Guo, Yiran; Helman, Guy; Fortini, Sebastian; Guerrero, Kether; Saitta, Sulagna; Murphy, Jennifer Louise Patrick; Padiath, Quasar; Xie, Yi; Hakonarson, Hakon; Xu, Xun; Funari, Tara; Fox, Michelle; Taft, Ryan J.; van der Knaap, Marjo S.; Bernard, Geneviève; Schiffmann, Raphael; Simons, Cas; Vanderver, Adeline

    2014-01-01

    We present a series of unrelated patients with isolated hypomyelination, with or without mild cerebellar atrophy, and de novo TUBB4A mutations. Patients in 2 large institutional review board-approved leukodystrophy bioregistries at Children's National Medical Center and Montreal Children's Hospital

  19. Whole exome sequencing reveals a MLL de novo mutation ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics; Volume 94; Issue 4. Whole exome sequencing reveals a de novo mutation associated with mild developmental delay ... Keywords. Wiedemann–Steiner syndrome; whole exome sequencing; hairy elbows; hypertrichosis cubiti; gene; KMT2A; developmental delay; children.

  20. Genetic and metabolomic analysis of AdeD and AdeI mutants of de novo purine biosynthesis: cellular models of de novo purine biosynthesis deficiency disorders.

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    Duval, Nathan; Luhrs, Kyleen; Wilkinson, Terry G; Baresova, Veronika; Skopova, Vaclava; Kmoch, Stanislav; Vacano, Guido N; Zikanova, Marie; Patterson, David

    2013-03-01

    Purines are molecules essential for many cell processes, including RNA and DNA synthesis, regulation of enzyme activity, protein synthesis and function, energy metabolism and transfer, essential coenzyme function, and cell signaling. Purines are produced via the de novo purine biosynthesis pathway. Mutations in purine biosynthetic genes, for example phosphoribosylaminoimidazole carboxylase/phosphoribosylaminoimidazole succinocarboxamide synthetase (PAICS, E.C. 6.3.2.6/E.C. 4.1.1.21), can lead to developmental anomalies in lower vertebrates. Alterations in PAICS expression in humans have been associated with various types of cancer. Mutations in adenylosuccinate lyase (ADSL, E.C. 4.3.2.2) or 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase/IMP cyclohydrolase (ATIC, E.C. 2.1.2.3/E.C. 3.5.4.10) lead to inborn errors of metabolism with a range of clinical symptoms, including developmental delay, severe neurological symptoms, and autistic features. The pathogenetic mechanism is unknown for these conditions, and no effective treatments exist. The study of cells carrying mutations in the various de novo purine biosynthesis pathway genes provides one approach to analysis of purine disorders. Here we report the characterization of AdeD Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, which carry genetic mutations encoding p.E177K and p.W363* variants of PAICS. Both mutations impact PAICS structure and completely abolish its biosynthesis. Additionally, we describe a sensitive and rapid analytical method for detection of purine de novo biosynthesis intermediates based on high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. Using this technique we detected accumulation of AIR in AdeD cells. In AdeI cells, mutant for the ADSL gene, we detected accumulation of SAICAR and SAMP and, somewhat unexpectedly, accumulation of AIR. This method has great potential for metabolite profiling of de novo purine biosynthesis pathway mutants, identification of novel genetic

  1. O complexo econômico-industrial da saúde e a dimensão social e econômica do desenvolvimento

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    Carlos Augusto Grabois Gadelha

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O papel estratégico da saúde na agenda de desenvolvimento nacional tem sido crescentemente reconhecido e institucionalizado. Além de sua importância como elemento estruturante do Estado de Bem-Estar Social, a saúde é protagonista na geração de inovação - elemento essencial para a competitividade na sociedade do conhecimento. Contudo, a base produtiva da saúde ainda é frágil, o que prejudica tanto a prestação universal de serviços em saúde quanto uma inserção competitiva nacional em ambiente globalizado. Essa situação sugere a necessidade de uma análise mais sistemática das complexas relações entre os interesses produtivos, tecnológicos e sociais no âmbito da saúde. Consequentemente, é necessário aprofundar o conhecimento sobre o Complexo Econômico-Industrial da Saúde devido ao seu potencial de contribuir para um modelo de desenvolvimento socialmente inclusivo. Isso significa reverter a hierarquia entre os interesses econômicos e os sociais no campo sanitário, e assim minimizar a vulnerabilidade da política de saúde brasileira.

  2. Espaços turísticos construídos no Complexo do Alemão por roteiros comerciais

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    Luiz Alexandre Lellis Mees

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Considerando o complexo de favelas do Alemão no Rio de Janeiro e o Turismo como objetos de pesquisa antropológica urbana, busca-se refletir, através de visitas guiadas realizadas por guias locais, oferecidas aos turistas, a construção de espaços para o turismo. Os trajetos e itinerários oferecidos e realizados através dos roteiros turísticos, por agências de turismo locais, constroem uma determinada lógica e uma representação do lugar para o visitante. Utilizando teorias sobre as práticas de espaço de Michel de Certeau, as categorias pedaço, mancha e trajeto de José Guilherme Magnani e proposições sobre mapas e caminhos de Tim Ingold, busca-se pensar sobre a construção de um espaço - seguro e controlado - através dos trajetos realizados pelo turista e a partir das falas dos guias locais que direciona olhares e impressões, construindo uma determinada “realidade turística”.

  3. Genome-wide patterns and properties of de novo mutations in humans

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    Francioli, Laurent C.; Polak, Paz P.; Koren, Amnon; Menelaou, Androniki; Chun, Sung; Renkens, Ivo; van Duijn, Cornelia M.; Swertz, Morris; Wijmenga, Cisca; van Ommen, Gertjan; Slagboom, P. Eline; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Ye, Kai; Guryev, Victor; Arndt, Peter F.; Kloosterman, Wigard P.; de Bakker, Paul I. W.; Sunyaev, Shamil R.

    Mutations create variation in the population, fuel evolution and cause genetic diseases. Current knowledge about de novo mutations is incomplete and mostly indirect(1-10). Here we analyze 11,020 de novo mutations from the whole genomes of 250 families. We show that de novo mutations in the offspring

  4. Genome-wide patterns and properties of de novo mutations in humans

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    Francioli, L.C.; Polak, P.P.; Koren, A.; Menelaou, A.; Chun, S.; Renkens, I.; van Duijn, C.M.; Swertz, M.A.; Wijmenga, C.; van Ommen, G.J.; Slagboom, P.E.; Boomsma, D.I.; Ye, K.; Guryev, V.; Arndt, P.F.; Kloosterman, W.P.; Bakker, P.I.W.; Sunyaev, S.R.; Dijk, F.; Neerincx, P.B.T.; Pulit, S.L.; Deelen, P.; Elbers, C.C.; Palamara, P.F.; Pe'er, I.; Abdellaoui, A.; van Oven, M.; Vermaat, M.; Li, M.; Laros, J.F.J.; Stoneking, M.; de Knijff, P.; Kayser, M.; Veldink, J.H.; Van den Berg, L.H.; Byelas, H.; den Dunnen, J.T.; Dijkstra, M.; Amin, N.; van der Velde, K.J.; Hottenga, J.J.; van Setten, J.; van Leeuwen, E.M.; Kanterakis, A.; Kattenberg, V.M.; Karssen, L.C.; van Schaik, B.D.C.; Bot, J.; Nijman, I.J.; van Enckevort, D.; Mei, H.; Koval, V.; Estrada, K.; Medina-Gomez, C.; Lameijer, E.W.; Moed, M.H.; Hehir-Kwa, J.Y.; Handsaker, R.E.; McCarroll, S.A.; Vuzman, D.; Sohail, M.; Hormozdiari, F.; Marschall, T.; Schönhuth, A.; Beekman, M.; de Craen, A.J.; Suchiman, H.E.D.; Hofman, A.; Oostra, B.; Isaacs, A.; Rivadeneira, F.; Uitterlinden, A.G.; Willemsen, G.; Platteel, M.; Pitts, S.J.; Potluri, S.; Sundar, P.; Cox, D.R.; Li, Q.; Li, Y.; Du, Y.; Chen, R.; Cao, H.; Li, N.; Cao, S.; Wang, J.; Bovenberg, J.A.; Brandsma, M.

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    Mutations create variation in the population, fuel evolution and cause genetic diseases. Current knowledge about de novo mutations is incomplete and mostly indirect. Here we analyze 11,020 de novo mutations from the whole genomes of 250 families. We show that de novo mutations in the offspring of

  5. A comprehensive cytogenetic classification of 1466 Chinese patients with de novo acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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    Li, Xin; Li, Juan; Hu, Yanjie; Xie, Wei; Du, Wen; Liu, Wei; Li, Xiaoqing; Chen, Xiangjun; Li, Hongrui; Wang, Junfeng; Zhang, Lannan; Huang, Shiang

    2012-06-01

    Cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics of 1466 Chinese patients with de novo acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were studied. Cytogenetic results were available in 1175 patients. Cross-correlations of 23 subclasses of cytogenetic abnormalities were described. Childhood cases had higher incidences of normal karyotype, t(1;19), +8, 12q-, +21, +22 and high hyperdiploidy with 51-65 chromosomes, and lower incidences of t(9;22) and -5/5q- than adult ones (all pcytogenetic subclasses with immunophenotyping subgroups of ALL were studied. Our study presents the cytogenetic characteristics of a large series of Chinese ALL patients. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Immobilization of cadmium in soils by UV-mutated Bacillus subtilis 38 bioaugmentation and NovoGro amendment

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    Jiang Chunxiao; Sun Hongwen; Sun Tieheng; Zhang Qingmin; Zhang Yanfeng

    2009-01-01

    Immobilization of cadmium (10 mg Cd per kilogram soil) in soil by bioaugmentation of a UV-mutated microorganism, Bacillus subtilis 38 accompanied with amendment of a bio-fertilizer, NovoGro was investigated using extractable cadmium (E-Cd) by DTPA. B. subtilis 38, the mutant with the strongest resistance against Cd, could bioaccumulate Cd four times greater than the original wild type. Single bioaugmentation of B. subtilis 38 (SB treatment) to soil however did not reduce E-Cd significantly, while the amendment of NovoGro (SN treatment) reduced E-Cd remarkably. Simultaneous application of B. subtilis 38 and NovoGro (SNB treatment) exhibited a synergetic effect compared to the single SB and SN treatment. The immobilization effect was significantly affected by temperature, soil moisture, and pH. It seems that the immobilization on Cd reached the maximum when environmental conditions favored the activity of microorganisms. Under the optimum conditions, after 90 days incubation, E-Cd was 3.34, 3.39, 2.25 and 0.87 mg kg -1 in the control soil, SB, SN and SNB soils, respectively. NovoGro not only showed a great capacity for Cd adsorption, but also promoted the growth of B. subtilis 38. This study provides a potential cost-effective technique for in situ remediation of Cd contaminated soils with bioaugmentation.

  7. Influência do glicerol e etilenoglicol e da criopreservação sobre o complexo DNA-Proteina de espermatozóides em garanhões

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    Alessandra Cunha Brandão

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O processo de criopreservação causa estresse físico e químico aos espermatozóides, acarretando alterações bioquímicas, diminuição irreverssível da motilidade espermática, aumento da degeneração do DNA e liberação intracelular de enzimas e lipídeos. No presente estudo, foram estudadas a influência das estações não reprodutiva e reprodutiva, dos crioprotetores glicerol e etilenoglicol e do processo de congelação e descongelação sobre o complexo DNA-proteína de espermatozóides em garanhões. Foi comparados o sêmen puro, o sêmen puro e congelado sem crioprotetores, o sêmen diluído e exposto aos crioprotetores sem congelação e o sêmen diluído e congelado com crioprotetores. Foram utilizados seis garanhões, colhendo 12 ejaculados cada. A patologia do complexo DNA-Proteína foi avaliada em espermatozóides fixados com etanol-ácido-acético glacial 3:1 (v/v, tratados com HCL 4N a 25ºC e corados com azul de toluidina a 0,025% em tampão McIlvaine, empregando microscopia óptica com aumento de 1000x. Os resultados mostraram que a anomalia do complexo DNA-Proteína dos espermatozóides diferem entre os grupos congelados e não congelados (P<0,05. O sêmen congelado sem crioprotetor não apresentou aumento significativo de patologia do complexo DNA-Proteína em relação ao sêmen congelado com crioprotetores, mas ambos mostraram aumento em relação ao sêmen puro ou diluído e exposto aos crioprotetores. A influência da estação reprodutiva mostrou diferença significativa (P<0,05 somente no sêmen puro e no sêmen puro e congelado sem crioprotetor. Conclui-se que o processo de congelação exerce influência negativa sobre o complexo DNA-Proteína de espermatozóides em garanhões.

  8. High Incidence of De Novo and Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Rhythm Management Device.

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    Wilke, Iris; Witzel, Katrin; Münch, Julia; Pecha, Simon; Blankenberg, Stephan; Reichenspurner, Hermann; Willems, Stephan; Patten, Monica; Aydin, Ali

    2016-07-01

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important prognostic parameter in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Though cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices (e.g., ICD, pacemaker or implantable loop recorder) can detect subclinical AF, data describing the incidence of AF are rare. We therefore investigated the incidence and clinical impact of de novo and subclinical AF detected by CRM devices in patients with HCM. In our retrospective single-center study, we included patients with HCM and need for CRM devices. The primary endpoint of the study was the incidence of clinical and subclinical de novo AF. During follow-up, patients were screened for adverse events like stroke, ventricular arrhythmia, heart failure, or death. From 192 HCM patients, 44 patients received a CRM device (38 ICDs, 5 pacemakers, 1 implantable loop recorder). In 14 of these patients (32%), AF had been documented before device implantation. Thirty (68%) patients were free from AF at the time of implantation. During a median follow-up of 595 days (interquartile range, 367-890 days), de novo AF was recorded in 16 of these 30 patients (53%). Fourteen (88%) of the 16 patients with de novo AF were free from any clinical symptoms, so these patients were classified to have subclinical AF. In logistic regression analysis, age was the only significant predictor for an increased risk of AF. AF is common in patients with HCM who need a CRM device. More than 50% of these patients develop de novo AF that was predominantly subclinical in our cohort. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. Organ-Specific Alterations in Fatty Acid De Novo Synthesis and Desaturation in a Rat Model of Programmed Obesity

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    Desai Mina

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Small for gestational age (SGA leads to increased risk of adult obesity and metabolic syndrome. Offspring exposed to 50% maternal food restriction in utero are born smaller than Controls (FR, catch-up in growth by the end of the nursing period, and become obese adults. The objective of the study was to determine stearoyl-CoA desaturase activity (SCD1 and rates of de novo fatty acid synthesis in young FR and Control offspring tissues at the end of the nursing period, as possible contributors to catch-up growth. Methods From gestational day 10 to term, dams fed ad libitum (Control or were 50% food-restricted to produce small FR pups. Control dams nursed all pups. At postnatal day 1 (p1 and p21, offspring body tissues were analyzed by GC/MS, and desaturation indices of palmitoleate/palmitate and oleate/stearate were calculated. SCD1 gene expression was determined by real-time PCR on adipose and liver. Offspring were enriched with deuterium that was given to dams in drinking water during lactation and de novo synthesis of offspring body tissues was determined at p21. Primary adipocyte cell cultures were established at p21 and exposed to U13C-glucose. Results FR offspring exhibited higher desaturation index in p1 and p21 adipose tissue, but decreased desaturation index in liver at p21. SCD1 gene expression at p21 was correspondingly increased in adipose and decreased in liver. FR subcutaneous fat demonstrated increased de novo synthesis at p21. Primary cell cultures exhibited increased de novo synthesis in FR. Conclusions Adipose tissue is the first site to exhibit increased de novo synthesis and desaturase activity in FR. Therefore, abnormal lipogenesis is already present prior to onset of obesity during the period of catch-up growth. These abnormalities may contribute to future obesity development.

  10. Novo desenvolvimentismo e liberalismo enraizado New developmentalism and embedded liberalism

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    Reinaldo Gonçalves

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo geral deste artigo é discutir a evolução da formulação político‑ideológica de desenvolvimento econômico conhecida como novo desenvolvimentismo. O objetivo específico é demonstrar a hipótese de que o novo desenvolvimentismo é mais uma versão do liberalismo enraizado, que exprime o compromisso entre as diretrizes estratégicas do liberalismo e a intervenção estatal orientada para a estabilização macroeconômica.The general objective of this article is to discuss the evolution of the political and ideological formulation of the economic development known as new developmentalism. The specific objective is to demonstrate the hypothesis that the new developmentalism is a version of the embedded liberalism, that expresses the compromise between the strategic guidelines of the liberalism and the state interventionism focused on macroeconomic stabilization.

  11. Sensitivity-Informed De Novo Programming for Many-Objective Water Portfolio Planning Under Uncertainty

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    Kasprzyk, J. R.; Reed, P. M.; Kirsch, B. R.; Characklis, G. W.

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    Risk-based water supply management presents severe cognitive, computational, and social challenges to planning in a changing world. Decision aiding frameworks must confront the cognitive biases implicit to risk, the severe uncertainties associated with long term planning horizons, and the consequent ambiguities that shape how we define and solve water resources planning and management problems. This paper proposes and demonstrates a new interactive framework for sensitivity informed de novo programming. The theoretical focus of our many-objective de novo programming is to promote learning and evolving problem formulations to enhance risk-based decision making. We have demonstrated our proposed de novo programming framework using a case study for a single city’s water supply in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) in Texas. Key decisions in this case study include the purchase of permanent rights to reservoir inflows and anticipatory thresholds for acquiring transfers of water through optioning and spot leases. A 10-year Monte Carlo simulation driven by historical data is used to provide performance metrics for the supply portfolios. The three major components of our methodology include Sobol globoal sensitivity analysis, many-objective evolutionary optimization and interactive tradeoff visualization. The interplay between these components allows us to evaluate alternative design metrics, their decision variable controls and the consequent system vulnerabilities. Our LRGV case study measures water supply portfolios’ efficiency, reliability, and utilization of transfers in the water supply market. The sensitivity analysis is used interactively over interannual, annual, and monthly time scales to indicate how the problem controls change as a function of the timescale of interest. These results have been used then to improve our exploration and understanding of LRGV costs, vulnerabilities, and the water portfolios’ critical reliability constraints. These results

  12. Caracterização e relacionamento antigênico de três novos Bunyavirus no grupo Anopheles A (Bunyaviridae dos arbovirus

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    Full Text Available São descritos o isolamento e a caracterização de três novos arbovirus isolados na região da Usina Hidro-Elétrica de Tucuruí (UHE-TUC. Os três novos arbovirus pertencem ao grupo Anopheles A(ANA, gênero Bunyavirus (família Bunyaviridae. Os vírus Tucuruí (TUC, Caraipé (CPE e Arumateua (ART são relacionados entre si e com o vírus Trombetas (TBT, formando dentro do grupo ANA um complexo chamado Trombetas. Os arbovirus TUC, CPE e ART foram obtidos a partir de lotes de mosquitos Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus sp capturados em Tucuruí, nas proximidades da usina hidrelétrica de Tucuruí, Estado do Pará, nos meses de fevereiro, agosto e outubro de 1984, respectivamente. Até o final de 1990 os vírus TUC, CPE e ART foram isolados 12, 32 e 28 vezes respectivamente, sempre na região da UHE-TUC, exceção feita ao vírus TUC, do qual se obteve uma amostra procedente de Balbina, onde também foi construída uma hidroelétrica. Até o presente, esses vírus só foram isolados a partir de mosquitos do grupo An. (Nys. principalmente, a partir das espécies An. (Nys. nuneztovari e An. (Nys. triannulatus também consideradas vetores secundários da malária na Amazônia Brasileira. Testes sorológicos executados com soros humanos e de diversas espécies de animais silvestres foram negativos, com exceção de um soro de um carnívoro de espécie Nasua nasua que neutralizou a amostra TUC em títulos de 2.6 índice logaritmico de neutralização (ILN.

  13. Caracterização e relacionamento antigênico de três novos Bunyavirus no grupo Anopheles A (Bunyaviridae dos arbovirus

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    Jorge Fernando Soares Travassos da Rosa

    1992-06-01

    Full Text Available São descritos o isolamento e a caracterização de três novos arbovirus isolados na região da Usina Hidro-Elétrica de Tucuruí (UHE-TUC. Os três novos arbovirus pertencem ao grupo Anopheles A(ANA, gênero Bunyavirus (família Bunyaviridae. Os vírus Tucuruí (TUC, Caraipé (CPE e Arumateua (ART são relacionados entre si e com o vírus Trombetas (TBT, formando dentro do grupo ANA um complexo chamado Trombetas. Os arbovirus TUC, CPE e ART foram obtidos a partir de lotes de mosquitos Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus sp capturados em Tucuruí, nas proximidades da usina hidrelétrica de Tucuruí, Estado do Pará, nos meses de fevereiro, agosto e outubro de 1984, respectivamente. Até o final de 1990 os vírus TUC, CPE e ART foram isolados 12, 32 e 28 vezes respectivamente, sempre na região da UHE-TUC, exceção feita ao vírus TUC, do qual se obteve uma amostra procedente de Balbina, onde também foi construída uma hidroelétrica. Até o presente, esses vírus só foram isolados a partir de mosquitos do grupo An. (Nys. principalmente, a partir das espécies An. (Nys. nuneztovari e An. (Nys. triannulatus também consideradas vetores secundários da malária na Amazônia Brasileira. Testes sorológicos executados com soros humanos e de diversas espécies de animais silvestres foram negativos, com exceção de um soro de um carnívoro de espécie Nasua nasua que neutralizou a amostra TUC em títulos de 2.6 índice logaritmico de neutralização (ILN.

  14. Efeito de um complexo homeopático"Homeobase Convert H®" em ovinos sob condições de restrição alimentar

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    José Carlos Chabel

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito de um complexo homeopático em ovinos distribuídos em quatro grupos: sem homeopatia e com restrição alimentar (A1B2; com homeopatia e com restrição alimentar (A2B2; com homeopatia e sem restrição alimentar (A2B1 e sem homeopatia e sem restrição alimentar (A1B1. Com 30 dias de restrição alimentar o grupo A2B2 apresentou nível sérico de cortisol semelhante (p>0,05 aos dos grupos A2B1 e A1B1, o que se observou no grupo A1B2 somente com 75 dias. Aos 15 dias após primovacinação todos os grupos possuíam anticorpos acima do nível mínimo de proteção de 0,5UI/mL. As concentrações médias de anticorpos atingiram níveis abaixo do mínimo de proteção aos 30 dias em alguns animais de todos os grupos e, somente o grupo A2B2 manteve a média acima deste nível durante os 90 dias de avaliação. O indicativo de diferença (p=0,054 entre a média da titulação de anticorpos do grupo A2B2 e os demais grupos, seis dias pós-vacinação, sugere que a proteção neste grupo ocorreu em menor tempo do que nos demais grupos. Os modelos de regressão estimam concentrações séricas de anticorpos maiores para os grupos A2B1 e A2B2, em relação aos grupos A1B2 e A1B1, obtendo-se, aos 15; 30 e 45 dias pós-vacinação, indicativos de diferenças entre as suas médias (p=0,067; p=0,091 e p<0,05 respectivamente. Conclui-se que complexo homeopático, ministrado a ovinos sob restrição alimentar, possui efeito sobre o estresse, reduzindo a concentração sérica de cortisol e promovendo uma maior concentração sérica de anticorpos.

  15. Beta-radiation therapy for long lesions in native coronary vessels A matched comparison between de novo and in-stent restenotic lesions

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    Stankovic, Goran; Orlic, Dejan; Di Mario, Carlo; Corvaja, Nicola; Airoldi, Flavio; Chieffo, Alaide; Amato, Antonio; Orecchia, Roberto; Colombo, Antonio

    2003-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate effectiveness and to compare clinical outcome of intracoronary beta-radiation to treat long lesions (>20 mm) in patients with de novo stenosis vs. patients with in-stent restenosis (ISR). Methods: A matched comparison of 44 patients with 63 de novo lesions and 48 patients with 63 ISR lesions (>20 mm) treated with intracoronary beta-radiation was performed. Results: Stents were implanted in 65.1% of de novo and 19% of ISR lesions (P=.001). Radiation doses delivered were 17.2±3.0 vs. 20.3±3.0 Gy at 2 mm from the source center for de novo and ISR lesions. There was no difference in the incidence of in-hospital events. Clinical follow-up at 16.4±6.7 months showed no difference in major adverse cardiac events (MACE) between de novo and ISR patients (27.3% vs. 25%, P=.8). Late total occlusions (LTOs) occurred in eight patients (four in each group) treated with stents at the time of radiation and after discontinuation of ticlopidine. By multivariate analysis, stent implantation was the only predictor of late occlusions (OR 8.25, 95% CI 1.73-38.46, P<.008). Restenosis rates were similar for de novo and ISR lesions (29.3% vs. 23.2%, P=.46), as well as target lesion revascularization (TLR) and target vessel revascularization (TVR) rates (22.7% vs. 22.9% and 29.5% vs. 29.2%, respectively). Conclusions: Intracoronary beta-radiation gives comparable results when used to treat de novo or ISR lesions provided new stent implantation can be avoided. Long-term combined antiplatelet therapy is mandatory for patients who receive new stents at the time of radiation treatment

  16. Mutational Profiling of Therapy-related Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myeloid Leukemia by Next Generation Sequencing, a Comparison with de novo Diseases

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    Ok, Chi Young; Patel, Keyur P.; Garcia-Manero, Guillermo; Routbort, Mark J.; Fu, Bin; Tang, Guilin; Goswami, Maitrayee; Singh, Rajesh; Kanagal-Shamanna, Rashmi; Pierce, Sherry A.; Young, Ken H.; Kantarjian, Hagop M.; Medeiros, L. Jeffrey; Luthra, Rajyalakshmi; Wang, Sa A.

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    In this study we used a next generation sequencing-based approach to profile gene mutations in therapy-related myelodysplastic syndromes (t-MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML); and compared these findings with de novo MDS/AML. Consecutive bone marrow samples of 498 patients, including 70 therapy-related (28 MDS and 42 AML) and 428 de novo (147 MDS and 281 AML) were analyzed using a modified-TruSeq Amplicon Cancer Panel (Illumina) covering mutation hotspots of 53 genes. Overall, mutation(s) were detected in 58.6% of t-MDS/AML and 56.8% of de novo MDS/AML. Of therapy-related cases, mutations were detected in 71.4% of t-AML versus 39.3% t-MDS (p=0.0127). TP53 was the most common mutated gene in t-MDS (35.7%) as well as t-AML (33.3%), significantly higher than de novo MDS (17.7%) (p=0.0410) and de novo AML (12.8%) (p=0.0020). t-AML showed more frequent PTPN11 but less NPM1 and FLT3 mutations than de novo AML. In summary, t-MDS/AML shows a mutation profile different from their de novo counterparts. TP53 mutations are highly and similarly prevalent in t-MDS and t-AML but mutations in genes other than TP53 were more frequent in t-AML than t-MDS. The molecular genetic profiling further expands our understanding in this group of clinically aggressive yet heterogeneous myeloid neoplasms. PMID:25573287

  17. O paradigma do desenvolvimento: do mito fundador ao novo desenvolvimento

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    Anete B.L. Ivo

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca historicizar contextos que reorientaram a noção de desenvolvimento, no Brasil, desde os anos 30-80, passando pelo ajuste neoliberal dos anos 90, até inflexões atuais que indagam se o novo intervencionismo massivo e estratégico do Estado em políticas sociais para os mais pobres aponta para um novo modelo de desenvolvimento. A análise apresenta inflexões do modelo cepalino de 50-60 e tenta priorizar dimensões sociais na mediação das contradições entre a economia, a política e o institucional. O fio condutor toma dois vetores analíticos: o tema do conflito (redistributivo e o da integração. O primeiro é assentado nas coalizões das classes e confronto entre atores nacionais e agências multilaterais; e o da integração, na contraface do conflito, considera a abertura das políticas públicas e, também, a inovação de atores sociais e políticos em novos arranjos voltados para os objetivos do bem-estar social e da cidadania, de uma perspectiva mais sustentada.

  18. Tinindo Trincando: Contracultura e rock no samba dos Novos Baianos

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    VARGAS, Herom

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    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to discuss aspects linked to counterculture and rock in musical production of the Brazilian band Novos Baianos in the 70’s. Having the context of Brazilian popular music from that decade as a background, two points will be discussed: 1 the particular understanding of counterculture made by the band, and 2 the experimental mix between rock and Brazilian popular musical genres. The counterculture aspects – according to Roszak (1972, Muggiatti (1981, Goffman e Joy (2007, Risério (2005, Dunn (2001; 2002 – will be observed from memories of one of the band’s leaders, the lyricist Luiz Galvão, in his book Anos 70: novos e baianos (1997, and from the scenes of the movie Novos Baianos F.C., directed by Solano Ribeiro (1973. On musical experimentation, some of their songs recorded in the 70’s point the ways of use of rock’s aesthetic elements, especially in guitar arrangements of the musician Pepeu Gomes

  19. Generative Recurrent Networks for De Novo Drug Design.

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    Gupta, Anvita; Müller, Alex T; Huisman, Berend J H; Fuchs, Jens A; Schneider, Petra; Schneider, Gisbert

    2018-01-01

    Generative artificial intelligence models present a fresh approach to chemogenomics and de novo drug design, as they provide researchers with the ability to narrow down their search of the chemical space and focus on regions of interest. We present a method for molecular de novo design that utilizes generative recurrent neural networks (RNN) containing long short-term memory (LSTM) cells. This computational model captured the syntax of molecular representation in terms of SMILES strings with close to perfect accuracy. The learned pattern probabilities can be used for de novo SMILES generation. This molecular design concept eliminates the need for virtual compound library enumeration. By employing transfer learning, we fine-tuned the RNN's predictions for specific molecular targets. This approach enables virtual compound design without requiring secondary or external activity prediction, which could introduce error or unwanted bias. The results obtained advocate this generative RNN-LSTM system for high-impact use cases, such as low-data drug discovery, fragment based molecular design, and hit-to-lead optimization for diverse drug targets. © 2017 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

  20. O Estado Novo, o rádio e seus órgãos reguladores

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    Othon Jambeiro

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses the Brazilian broadcasting regulation in the 1935-1945 period, including the Estado Novo coup d'etat preparation, its implementation, consolidation and fall. It is taken into account the historical context and the national and international changes which occured in that period. It also analyses the rules for broadcasting and mass communication media, particularly on control issues. Functions, structure and acting of the Departmento de Imprensa e Propaganda - DIP area studied, in the perspective of understanding the role of the most important intelligence agency of the Vargas government.

  1. Whole-genome sequencing in autism identifies hot spots for de novo germline mutation

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    Michaelson, Jacob J.; Shi, Yujian; Gujral, Madhusudan

    2012-01-01

    De novo mutation plays an important role in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Notably, pathogenic copy number variants (CNVs) are characterized by high mutation rates. We hypothesize that hypermutability is a property of ASD genes and may also include nucleotide-substitution hot spots. We...... of mutations within individual genomes were attributable to compound mutation or gene conversion. Hypermutability was a characteristic of genes involved in ASD and other diseases. In addition, genes impacted by mutations in this study were associated with ASD in independent exome-sequencing data sets. Our...

  2. Danos do complexo broca-podridão à produtividade e à qualidade da cana-de-açúcar fertirrigada com doses de nitrogênio

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    Luiz Eduardo da Rocha Pannuti

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da fertirrigação nitrogenada sobre os danos causados pelo complexo broca-podridão à produtividade e à qualidade da cana-de-açúcar. O experimento foi realizado em campo, em delineamento de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições e cinco doses de N (0, 50, 100, 150 e 200 kg ha-1, aplicadas por irrigação por gotejamento. Quantificaram-se as seguintes variáveis: número de orifícios causados por Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae; número de internódios infectados com a podridão-vermelha; percentagem de incidência de podridão-vermelha; produtividade de colmos; e teor de açúcar. Em laboratório, foram avaliados a atratividade e o consumo de fragmentos de colmos por lagartas de quarto instar, em testes com ou sem chance de escolha. A irrigação nitrogenada aumentou a incidência de D. saccharalis e de podridão-vermelha. O número de orifícios causados pelas lagartas correlacionou-se à ocorrência de podridão-vermelha. A percentagem de açúcar diminuiu com o aumento do número de internódios danificados pela podridão-vermelha. As doses de N não afetaram a atratividade dos fragmentos de colmos de cana-de-açúcar; no entanto, maiores doses de N fertilizante aumentaram o consumo destes fragmentos por lagartas de D. saccharalis. Apesar dos danos à qualidade, a adubação nitrogenada aumentou expressivamente a produtividade de colmos e de açúcar.

  3. Diagnóstico participativo socioambiental e de riscos à saúde das comunidades do entorno do Complexo Petroquímico do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Marcela de Abreu Moniz

    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste estudo foi diagnosticar os problemas socioambientais prioritários e os riscos à saúde das comunidades do entorno do Complexo Petroquímico do Rio de Janeiro. De abordagem participativa, a pesquisa-ação conduziu a aplicação de entrevistas, grupos focais, reuniões e oficina com atores sociais de Porto das Caixas e Sambaetiba, localizados em Itaboraí/RJ, no período de novembro de 2013 a dezembro de 2014. Uma análise estrutural dos problemas priorizados pelas comunidades (oferta de água, tratamento de esgoto e risco de doenças transmissíveis; risco de poluição do ar e doenças respiratórias; ausência de segurança pública e risco de violência esquematizou a relação causa-efeito-intervenção, com base no Protocolo para Avaliação Comunitária de Excelência em Saúde Ambiental. O processo revelou ausência de representatividade dos atores sociais das localidades estudadas em espaços decisórios sobre a problemática ambiental. Urgem ações educativas com profissionais e moradores que visem a favorecer a constituição de movimentos coletivos, indispensáveis à garantia dos direitos de mitigação das situações de contaminação do ar e de acesso aos serviços de saneamento e de segurança pública e de condições de menor risco à saúde.

  4. De novo gene evolution of antifreeze glycoproteins in codfishes revealed by whole genome sequence data.

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    Baalsrud, Helle Tessand; Tørresen, Ole Kristian; Hongrø Solbakken, Monica; Salzburger, Walter; Hanel, Reinhold; Jakobsen, Kjetill S; Jentoft, Sissel

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    New genes can arise through duplication of a pre-existing gene or de novo from non-coding DNA, providing raw material for evolution of new functions in response to a changing environment. A prime example is the independent evolution of antifreeze glycoprotein genes (afgps) in the Arctic codfishes and Antarctic notothenioids to prevent freezing. However, the highly repetitive nature of these genes complicates studies of their organization. In notothenioids, afgps evolved from an extant gene, yet the evolutionary origin of afgps in codfishes is unknown. Here, we demonstrate that afgps in codfishes have evolved de novo from non-coding DNA 13-18 Ma, coinciding with the cooling of the Northern Hemisphere. Using whole-genome sequence data from several codfishes and notothenioids, we find higher copy number of afgp in species exposed to more severe freezing suggesting a gene dosage effect. Notably, antifreeze function is lost in one lineage of codfishes analogous to the afgp losses in non-Antarctic notothenioids. This indicates that selection can eliminate the antifreeze function when freezing is no longer imminent. Additionally, we show that evolution of afgp-assisting antifreeze potentiating protein genes (afpps) in notothenioids coincides with origin and lineage-specific losses of afgp. The origin of afgps in codfishes is one of the first examples of an essential gene born from non-coding DNA in a non-model species. Our study underlines the power of comparative genomics to uncover past molecular signatures of genome evolution, and further highlights the impact of de novo gene origin in response to a changing selection regime. © The Author(s) 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.

  5. Rare de novo copy number variants in patients with congenital pulmonary atresia.

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    Li Xie

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Ongoing studies using genomic microarrays and next-generation sequencing have demonstrated that the genetic contributions to cardiovascular diseases have been significantly ignored in the past. The aim of this study was to identify rare copy number variants in individuals with congenital pulmonary atresia (PA. METHODS AND RESULTS: Based on the hypothesis that rare structural variants encompassing key genes play an important role in heart development in PA patients, we performed high-resolution genome-wide microarrays for copy number variations (CNVs in 82 PA patient-parent trios and 189 controls with an Illumina SNP array platform. CNVs were identified in 17/82 patients (20.7%, and eight of these CNVs (9.8% are considered potentially pathogenic. Five de novo CNVs occurred at two known congenital heart disease (CHD loci (16p13.1 and 22q11.2. Two de novo CNVs that may affect folate and vitamin B12 metabolism were identified for the first time. A de novo 1-Mb deletion at 17p13.2 may represent a rare genomic disorder that involves mild intellectual disability and associated facial features. CONCLUSIONS: Rare CNVs contribute to the pathogenesis of PA (9.8%, suggesting that the causes of PA are heterogeneous and pleiotropic. Together with previous data from animal models, our results might help identify a link between CHD and folate-mediated one-carbon metabolism (FOCM. With the accumulation of high-resolution SNP array data, these previously undescribed rare CNVs may help reveal critical gene(s in CHD and may provide novel insights about CHD pathogenesis.

  6. Discovery and characterization of de novo sialic acid biosynthesis in the phylum Fusobacterium

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    Lewis, Amanda L; Robinson, Lloyd S; Agarwal, Kavita; Lewis, Warren G

    2016-01-01

    Sialic acids are nine-carbon backbone carbohydrates found in prominent outermost positions of glycosylated molecules in mammals. Mimicry of sialic acid (N-acetylneuraminic acid, Neu5Ac) enables some pathogenic bacteria to evade host defenses. Fusobacterium nucleatum is a ubiquitous oral bacterium also linked with invasive infections throughout the body. We employed multidisciplinary approaches to test predictions that F. nucleatum engages in de novo synthesis of sialic acids. Here we show that F. nucleatum sbsp. polymorphum ATCC10953 NeuB (putative Neu5Ac synthase) restores Neu5Ac synthesis to an Escherichia coli neuB mutant. Moreover, purified F. nucleatum NeuB participated in synthesis of Neu5Ac from N-acetylmannosamine and phosphoenolpyruvate in vitro. Further studies support the interpretation that F. nucleatum ATCC10953 NeuA encodes a functional CMP-sialic acid synthetase and suggest that it may also contain a C-terminal sialic acid O-acetylesterase. We also performed BLAST queries of F. nucleatum genomes, revealing that only 4/31 strains encode a complete pathway for de novo Neu5Ac synthesis. Biochemical studies including mass spectrometry were consistent with the bioinformatic predictions, showing that F. nucleatum ATCC10953 synthesizes high levels of Neu5Ac, whereas ATCC23726 and ATCC25586 do not express detectable levels above background. While there are a number of examples of sialic acid mimicry in other phyla, these experiments provide the first biochemical and genetic evidence that a member of the phylum Fusobacterium can engage in de novo Neu5Ac synthesis. PMID:27613803

  7. Characterization of a de novo SCN8A mutation in a patient with epileptic encephalopathy.

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    de Kovel, Carolien G F; Meisler, Miriam H; Brilstra, Eva H; van Berkestijn, Frederique M C; van 't Slot, Ruben; van Lieshout, Stef; Nijman, Isaac J; O'Brien, Janelle E; Hammer, Michael F; Estacion, Mark; Waxman, Stephen G; Dib-Hajj, Sulayman D; Koeleman, Bobby P C

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    Recently, de novo SCN8A missense mutations have been identified as a rare dominant cause of epileptic encephalopathies (EIEE13). Functional studies on the first described case demonstrated gain-of-function effects of the mutation. We describe a novel de novo mutation of SCN8A in a patient with epileptic encephalopathy, and functional characterization of the mutant protein. Whole exome sequencing was used to discover the variant. We generated a mutant cDNA, transfected HEK293 cells, and performed Western blotting to assess protein stability. To study channel functional properties, patch-clamp experiments were carried out in transfected neuronal ND7/23 cells. The proband exhibited seizure onset at 6 months of age, diffuse brain atrophy, and more profound developmental impairment than the original case. The mutation p.Arg233Gly in the voltage sensing transmembrane segment D1S4 was present in the proband and absent in both parents. This mutation results in a temperature-sensitive reduction in protein expression as well as reduced sodium current amplitude and density and a relative increased response to a slow ramp stimulus, though this did not result in an absolute increased current at physiological temperatures. The new de novo SCN8A mutation is clearly deleterious, resulting in an unstable protein with reduced channel activity. This differs from the gain-of-function attributes of the first SCN8A mutation in epileptic encephalopathy, pointing to heterogeneity of mechanisms. Since Nav1.6 is expressed in both excitatory and inhibitory neurons, a differential effect of a loss-of-function of Nav1.6 Arg223Gly on inhibitory interneurons may underlie the epilepsy phenotype in this patient. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Final results of a self-apposing paclitaxel-eluting stent fOr the PErcutaNeous treatment of de novo lesions in native bifurcated coronary arteries study

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    Naber, Christoph K; Pyxaras, Stylianos A; Nef, Holger

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    AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of the STENTYS self-apposing paclitaxeleluting stent (STENTYS-PES) in bifurcation lesions in routine clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS: The primary endpoint of the study was the composite major adverse cardiac events (MACE: cardiac...... (13.0%). CONCLUSIONS: The long-term results of OPEN II show that the STENTYS-PES is safe and effective in the treatment of all-comers with coronary bifurcation lesions....

  9. Proton MR spectroscopy of the foramen of Monro region in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex Espectroscopia de prótons por RM da região do forame de Monro em pacientes com complexo esclerose tuberosa

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    Arnolfo de Carvalho-Neto

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate with 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS the metabolites rations of the foramen of Monro's region in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC. METHOD: Twelve patients with TSC and an age and gender-matched control group underwent MR imaging at a 1.5T scanner, and 1H-MRS at the foramen of Monro level with a multivoxel acquisition. Similar volumes of interest were selected in each side of the foramen of Monro and in the basal ganglia (lentiform nuclei. The obtained N-acetylaspartate (NAA, creatine (Cr and choline (Cho peak amplitude values and ratios were studied. The statistical analysis was performed and p0.05. CONCLUSION: The NAA/Cr and Cho/Cr ratios near to the foramen of Monro and basal ganglia of TSC patients are similar to the rations obtained in the control group.OBJETIVO: Avaliar através de espectroscopia de prótons as relações dos metabólitos da região do forame de Monro em pacientes com complexo esclerose tuberosa (CET. MÉTODO: Doze pacientes com CET e um grupo controle pareado por sexo e idade realizaram RM em aparelho de 1,5T, e a espectroscopia de prótons foi obtida ao nível do forame de Monro com aquisição multi-voxel. Volumes de interesse similares foram posicionados em cada lado do forame de Monro e nos gânglios da base (núcleos lentiformes. Os valores das relações e amplitudes de pico do N-acetilaspartato (NAA, creatina (Cr e colina (Cho foram estudados. A análise estatística foi realizada e valores de p0,05. CONCLUSÃO: As relações NAA/Cr e Cho/Cr na região do forame de Monro e nos gânglios da base de pacientes com CET são semelhantes àquelas obtidas no grupo controle.

  10. Progression of MDS-UPDRS Scores Over Five Years in De Novo Parkinson Disease from the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative Cohort.

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    Holden, Samantha K; Finseth, Taylor; Sillau, Stefan H; Berman, Brian D

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    The Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UDPRS) is a commonly used tool to measure Parkinson disease (PD) progression. Longitudinal changes in MDS-UPDRS scores in de novo PD have not been established. Determine progression rates of MDS-UPDRS scores in de novo PD. 362 participants from the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative, a multicenter longitudinal cohort study of de novo PD, were included. Longitudinal progression of MDS-UPDRS total and subscale scores were modeled using mixed model regression. MDS-UPDRS scores increased in a linear fashion over five years in de novo PD. MDS-UPDRS total score increased an estimated 4.0 points/year, Part I 0.25 points/year, Part II 1.0 points/year, and Part III 2.4 points/year. The expected average progression of MDS-UPDRS scores in de novo PD from this study can assist in clinical monitoring and provide comparative data for detection of disease modification in treatment trials.

  11. X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy: ABCD1 de novo mutations and mosaicism.

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    Wang, Ying; Busin, Rachel; Reeves, Catherine; Bezman, Lena; Raymond, Gerald; Toomer, Cicely J; Watkins, Paul A; Snowden, Ann; Moser, Ann; Naidu, Sakkubai; Bibat, Genila; Hewson, Stacy; Tam, Karen; Clarke, Joe T R; Charnas, Lawrence; Stetten, Gail; Karczeski, Barbara; Cutting, Garry; Steinberg, Steven

    2011-01-01

    X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a progressive peroxisomal disorder affecting adrenal glands, testes and myelin stability that is caused by mutations in the ABCD1 (NM_000033) gene. Males with X-ALD may be diagnosed by the demonstration of elevated very long chain fatty acid (VLCFA) levels in plasma. In contrast, only 80% of female carriers have elevated plasma VLCFA; therefore targeted mutation analysis is the most effective means for carrier detection. Amongst 489 X-ALD families tested at Kennedy Krieger Institute, we identified 20 cases in which the ABCD1 mutation was de novo in the index case, indicating that the mutation arose in the maternal germ line and supporting a new mutation rate of at least 4.1% for this group. In addition, we identified 10 cases in which a de novo mutation arose in the mother or the grandmother of the index case. In two of these cases studies indicated that the mothers were low level gonosomal mosaics. In a third case biochemical, molecular and pedigree analysis indicated the mother was a gonadal mosaic. To the best of our knowledge mosaicism has not been previously reported in X-ALD. In addition, we identified one pedigree in which the maternal grandfather was mosaic for the familial ABCD1 mutation. Less than 1% of our patient population had evidence of gonadal or gonosomal mosaicism, suggesting it is a rare occurrence for this gene and its associated disorders. However, the residual maternal risk for having additional ovum carrying the mutant allele identified in an index case that appears to have a de novo mutation is at least 13%. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. De novo analysis of transcriptome dynamics in the migratory locust during the development of phase traits.

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    Shuang Chen

    Full Text Available Locusts exhibit remarkable density-dependent phenotype (phase changes from the solitary to the gregarious, making them one of the most destructive agricultural pests. This phenotype polyphenism arises from a single genome and diverse transcriptomes in different conditions. Here we report a de novo transcriptome for the migratory locust and a comprehensive, representative core gene set. We carried out assembly of 21.5 Gb Illumina reads, generated 72,977 transcripts with N50 2,275 bp and identified 11,490 locust protein-coding genes. Comparative genomics analysis with eight other sequenced insects was carried out to identify the genomic divergence between hemimetabolous and holometabolous insects for the first time and 18 genes relevant to development was found. We further utilized the quantitative feature of RNA-seq to measure and compare gene expression among libraries. We first discovered how divergence in gene expression between two phases progresses as locusts develop and identified 242 transcripts as candidates for phase marker genes. Together with the detailed analysis of deep sequencing data of the 4(th instar, we discovered a phase-dependent divergence of biological investment in the molecular level. Solitary locusts have higher activity in biosynthetic pathways while gregarious locusts show higher activity in environmental interaction, in which genes and pathways associated with regulation of neurotransmitter activities, such as neurotransmitter receptors, synthetase, transporters, and GPCR signaling pathways, are strongly involved. Our study, as the largest de novo transcriptome to date, with optimization of sequencing and assembly strategy, can further facilitate the application of de novo transcriptome. The locust transcriptome enriches genetic resources for hemimetabolous insects and our understanding of the origin of insect metamorphosis. Most importantly, we identified genes and pathways that might be involved in locust development

  13. De Novo Assembly and Characterization of the Transcriptome of Grasshopper Shirakiacris shirakii

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    Zhongying Qiu

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: The grasshopper Shirakiacris shirakii is an important agricultural pest and feeds mainly on gramineous plants, thereby causing economic damage to a wide range of crops. However, genomic information on this species is extremely limited thus far, and transcriptome data relevant to insecticide resistance and pest control are also not available. Methods: The transcriptome of S. shirakii was sequenced using the Illumina HiSeq platform, and we de novo assembled the transcriptome. Results: Its sequencing produced a total of 105,408,878 clean reads, and the de novo assembly revealed 74,657 unigenes with an average length of 680 bp and N50 of 1057 bp. A total of 28,173 unigenes were annotated for the NCBI non-redundant protein sequences (Nr, NCBI non-redundant nucleotide sequences (Nt, a manually-annotated and reviewed protein sequence database (Swiss-Prot, Gene Ontology (GO and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG databases. Based on the Nr annotation results, we manually identified 79 unigenes encoding cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s, 36 unigenes encoding carboxylesterases (CarEs and 36 unigenes encoding glutathione S-transferases (GSTs in S. shirakii. Core RNAi components relevant to miroRNA, siRNA and piRNA pathways, including Pasha, Loquacious, Argonaute-1, Argonaute-2, Argonaute-3, Zucchini, Aubergine, enhanced RNAi-1 and Piwi, were expressed in S. shirakii. We also identified five unigenes that were homologous to the Sid-1 gene. In addition, the analysis of differential gene expressions revealed that a total of 19,764 unigenes were up-regulated and 4185 unigenes were down-regulated in larvae. In total, we predicted 7504 simple sequence repeats (SSRs from 74,657 unigenes. Conclusions: The comprehensive de novo transcriptomic data of S. shirakii will offer a series of valuable molecular resources for better studying insecticide resistance, RNAi and molecular marker discovery in the transcriptome.

  14. Locoregional symptoms in patients with de novo metastatic prostate cancer: Morbidity, management, and disease outcome.

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    Patrikidou, Anna; Brureau, Laurent; Casenave, Julien; Albiges, Laurence; Di Palma, Mario; Patard, Jean-Jacques; Baumert, Hervé; Blanchard, Pierre; Bossi, Alberto; Kitikidou, Kyriaki; Massard, Christophe; Fizazi, Karim; Blanchet, Pascal; Loriot, Yohann

    2015-05-01

    The paradigm change observed over the last few years in several solid tumors emphasizes the value of locoregional treatment in the presence of metastatic disease, currently ignored in de novo prostate cancer (CaP). We investigated the effect of the primary tumor that is left untreated on prostate cancer-specific morbidity and mortality, time to castration resistance, and overall survival (OS). We performed a bicentric cohort study. The overall population included de novo metastatic CaP managed at the Genito-Urinary Oncology Unit of the Gustave Roussy Institute and the Urology Clinic of the University Hospital of Pointe-à-Pitre, France. Descriptive statistical and outcome analyses were performed in the overall cohort and also separately in the N+M0 and M+subgroups. The overall cohort included 263 patients. Approximately two-thirds of patients (64%) presented with locoregional symptoms at diagnosis, and 78% throughout the disease. Of the symptomatic patients, 59% required a locoregional procedure. Median OS of patients with locoregional symptoms at diagnosis was shorter than in those who were asymptomatic (47 vs. 86 mo, P = 0.0007); this difference was maintained in the N+M0 and M+subgroups. Median OS and time to castration resistance showed a nonsignificant trend in favor of patients undergoing a locoregional treatment at diagnosis. The presence of symptoms due to locoregional disease in de novo metastatic CaP entails significant morbidity and even mortality and requires active management. Randomized prospective trials are needed to evaluate the role of initial definite locoregional treatment in these patients. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Comparison of De Novo Transcriptome Assemblers and k-mer Strategies Using the Killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus.

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    Rana, Satshil B; Zadlock, Frank J; Zhang, Ziping; Murphy, Wyatt R; Bentivegna, Carolyn S

    2016-01-01

    De novo assembly of non-model organism's transcriptomes has recently been on the rise in concert with the number of de novo transcriptome assembly software programs. There is a knowledge gap as to what assembler software or k-mer strategy is best for construction of an optimal de novo assembly. Additionally, there is a lack of consensus on which evaluation metrics should be used to assess the quality of de novo transcriptome assemblies. Six different assembly strategies were evaluated from four different assemblers. The Trinity assembly was used in its default 25 single k-mer value while Bridger, Oases, and SOAPdenovo-Trans were performed with multiple k-mer strategies. Bridger, Oases, and SOAPdenovo-Trans used a small multiple k-mer (SMK) strategy consisting of the k-mer lengths of 21, 25, 27, 29, 31, and 33. Additionally, Oases and SOAPdenovo-Trans were performed using a large multiple k-mer (LMK) strategy consisting of k-mer lengths of 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, and 85. Eleven metrics were used to evaluate each assembly strategy including three genome related evaluation metrics (contig number, N50 length, Contigs >1 kb, reads) and eight transcriptome evaluation metrics (mapped back to transcripts (RMBT), number of full length transcripts, number of open reading frames, Detonate RSEM-EVAL score, and percent alignment to the southern platyfish, Amazon molly, BUSCO and CEGMA databases). The assembly strategy that performed the best, that is it was within the top three of each evaluation metric, was the Bridger assembly (10 of 11) followed by the Oases SMK assembly (8 of 11), the Oases LMK assembly (6 of 11), the Trinity assembly (4 of 11), the SOAP LMK assembly (4 of 11), and the SOAP SMK assembly (3 of 11). This study provides an in-depth multi k-mer strategy investigation concluding that the assembler itself had a greater impact than k-mer size regardless of the strategy employed. Additionally, the comprehensive performance transcriptome evaluation metrics utilized

  16. Avaliação radiográfica do hálux valgo: estudo populacional de novos parâmetros angulares Radiographic evaluation of the hallux valgus: population study of new angular parameters

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    Caio Augusto de Souza Nery

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    Full Text Available Estimulados pelo crescente interesse, pelos fatores intrínsecos na gênese da deformidade do hálux valgo, os autores estudaram os ângulos articulares distal do primeiro metatársico (AADM, articular proximal (AAPFP e articular distal da falange proximal do hálux (AADFP. Para isso, avaliaram as radiografias na incidência AP em ortostase de 70 indivíduos brasileiros adultos e normais (140 pés, com idades variando de 18 a 55 anos (média 29 anos, distribuídos entre 40 indivíduos do sexo feminino (57,1% e 30 do masculino (42,9%. A análise estatística a que se submeteram os dados indicaram como limites superiores da normalidade para a população estudada os valores de 8 graus para o AADN, 8 graus para o AAPFP e 10 graus para o AADFP.Stimulated by the growing interest in the intrinsic factors at the genesis of the deformity of the hallux valgus, the authors studied the distal articular angle of the first metatarsal (DMAA, the proximal articular (PFPAA, and the distal articular of the proximal phalanx of the hallux (PFDAA. To do so, they evaluated the AP incidence of 70 grownup and normal Brazilian individual (140 feet in orthostatic position with ages ranging from 18 to 55 years (29 in the average, 40 of which (57.1% were female and 30 (42.9% were male. The statistical analysis to wich the data were submitted pointed out as upper limts of normality, for the population studied, the following figures: 8 degrees for DMAA, 8 degrees for PFPAA and 10 degrees for PFDAA.

  17. De novo transcriptome assembly for the lung of the ornamented pygmy frog (Microhyla fissipes

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    Lusha Liu

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    Full Text Available Microhyla fissipes, belonging to Neobatrachia, is a new model organism to study developmental biology, adaptive mechanisms from aquatic to terrestrial life, environmental toxicology, and human disease. M. fissipes use of lungs soon after hatching makes it extremely valuable for the study of lung function and development mechanisms. However, our knowledge of genes and pathways associated with lung development in M. fissipes is very limited. In this study, we conducted de novo transcriptome assembly for the lung of M. fissipes using the Illumina HiSeq4000 platform. We obtained approximately 9.0 GB clean data from the lung of the stage 28 tadpole with lung inflation (NCBI accession numbers: SRP107055. De novo transcriptome assembly identified 209,358 transcripts and 93,813 unigenes. In addition, BLASTX against NR, NT, KO, SwissProt, PFAM, GO and KOG databases were used to annotate all the 93,813 unigenes. This study provides the transcriptome and functional annotation of genes in M. fissipes lung development, which will be useful for comparative transcriptome analyses and promote research into mechanism of lung development in anuran.

  18. ELEVATE: an innovative study design to assess the efficacy, safety, and evolution of cardiovascular parameters in de novo kidney transplant recipients after early conversion from a calcineurin inhibitor to everolimus

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    van der Giet M

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    Full Text Available Markus van der Giet,1 Josep M Cruzado,2 Johan W de Fijter,3 Hallvard Holdaas,4 Zailong Wang,5 Antonio Speziale,6 Guido Junge61Department of Nephrology, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charite'-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany; 2Department of Nephrology, University Hospital of Bellvitge, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; 3Department of Nephrology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands; 4Section of Nephrology, Department of Transplant Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway; 5Biometrics and Statistical Science, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ, USA; 6Research and Development, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, SwitzerlandAbstract: Progressive decline in allograft function and cardiovascular mortality after kidney transplantation remain major clinical challenges that can potentially be addressed by the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR inhibitors, everolimus and sirolimus. mTOR inhibitors maintain immunosuppressive efficacy after minimization of calcineurin inhibitor (CNI therapy and can achieve significant long-term improvements in renal function. Recently, data have accumulated that suggest mTOR inhibitors may offer cardioprotective effects. In animal models, inhibition of mTOR leads to regression of cardiac hypertrophy, and the limited data consistently point to a remodeling benefit following heart transplantation. Experimentally, mTOR inhibitors restrict atherogenesis, confirmed clinically by intravascular ultrasound data demonstrating lower rates of transplant vasculopathy in heart transplant recipients on everolimus. Lastly, mTOR inhibitors appear to ameliorate arterial stiffness, a known risk factor for post-transplant cardiovascular events, but data remain sparse. The ELEVATE study will examine the renal effect of early conversion from CNI therapy to everolimus after kidney transplantation. Key secondary endpoints include the change in left ventricular mass index, the first time

  19. Safety and efficacy of low-dose paclitaxel utilizing the cobra-P drug-eluting stent system with a novel biodegradable coating in de novo coronary lesions: The PLUS-ONE first-in-man study

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    Calderas, Carlos [Instituto de Clinicas Urologia Tamanaco, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Condado, Jose Francisco; Condado, Jose Antonio [Hospital Centro Medico de Caracas y Hospital Miguel Perez Carreno, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Flores, Alejandra [Instituto de Clinicas Urologia Tamanaco, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Mueller, Amy; Thomas, Jack [Medlogics Device Corporation, Santa Rosa, CA (United States); Nakatani, Daisaku; Honda, Yasuhiro; Waseda, Katsuhisa [Stanford University, Stanford, CA (United States); Fitzgerald, Peter, E-mail: crci-cvmed@stanford.edu [Stanford University, Stanford, CA (United States)

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    Background: The Cobra-P drug-eluting stent (DES) system consists of cobalt chromium alloy with bio-absorbable siloxane sol–gel matrix coating that elutes low dose paclitaxel within 6 months. The aim of this first-in-man trial was to evaluate the safety and performance of 2 doses of the Cobra-P DES. Methods: A total of 60 lesions (54 patients) were sequentially assigned to 2 different paclitaxel doses: group A (3.7 μg/18 mm, n = 30) or group B (8 μg/18 mm, n = 30). The primary endpoint was MACE at 4 months defined as cardiac death, myocardial infarction, and target lesion revascularization. Results: Patient and lesion characteristics were matched between the 2 groups except for male sex. MACE at 4 months was 3.3% and 0% respectively (P = 1.000) and at 1-year follow-up remained unchanged. In-stent late loss at 4 months was similar in both groups (0.36 ± 0.30 mm and 0.34 ± 0.20 mm P = .773). Conclusions: In this FIM study, implantation of the Cobra-P low dose paclitaxel-eluting stent with a bioabsorbable sol–gel coating was proven to be feasible and safe. Moderate neointimal proliferation was observed as well as an acceptable MACE rate up to 1 year.

  20. Liquid-base cytology: a new method for oestral cycle study in wistar's rats Citologia de base líquida: um novo método para o estudo do ciclo estral em ratas Wistar

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    Rand Randall Martins

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was the standardization of a collection technique and staining in liquid-base that allies the pratical and cytological wealth, making possible a larger reproductibility and microscopic easiness. METHODS: Female wistar rats (n=20 were submitted to the daily vaginal collection in saline and fastened washed (ether/alcohol and stained in suspension with a solution of Evans Blue 0.025%. The sample was pondered by centrifugation and observed under lens of 40 x. RESULTS: The stained smears allowed clear differentiation of the phases of hormonal cycle (diestrus, proestrus, estrus and metestrus; besides the differentiation of the cellular types in relation to its maturation degree having as parameters the cellular size, nucleus / cytoplasm relationship (NCR and ink reaction. The study demonstrated the existence of three basic cellular patterns: cells with low NCR, accentuated cyanophily and small size; cells with increment in NCR, cyanophilic loss and larger volume cytoplasmatic and without nuclei keratinization cells in squamous aspect. CONCLUSION: The staining of the material allowed, besides the cytological classification, the quantification possibility that would result in a perfected accompaniment of the cycle estrous.OBJETIVOS: O objetivo deste estudo foi à padronização de uma técnica de coleta e coloração em meio líquido que alie a praticidade e a riqueza citológica, possibilitando uma maior reprodutividade e facilidade microscópica. MÉTODOS: Ratas wistar (n=20 foram submetidas à coleta vaginal diária em salina e o lavado fixado (éter/álcool e corado em suspensão com solução de azul de Evans 0,025%. A amostra foi concentrada por centrifugação e observado sob objetiva de 40 x. RESULTADOS: Os esfregaços corados permitiram nítida diferenciação das fases do ciclo hormonal (diestro, proestro, estro e metaestro; além da diferenciação dos tipos celulares em relação ao seu grau de matura

  1. Seaside, ícone do novo urbanismo

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    Adilson Costa Macedo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The town of Seaside case study brings home to questions related to the Congress for the new urbanism, founded in 1993. This town, the second designed by the architects Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater Zyberk is based upon revising partterns of the traditional way to build small communities in America. Both, the urban tissues and the building prototypes have been considered. Following the process used by the architectural firms to conceptualize, develop and implement urban design projects the plan for Seaside is analysed. The town was carefully programmed, designed and built. Thus, the present paper describes the interactions between the developer, the architects and the community involved, concluding that the good interaction among them is the clue for the success of any project. As a matter of contolling the urban development a code was created in a first version. Afterwards this code is unfolded to urban design more generic elements in order to fit different situations. It is denominated smar code and up to now it reached the ninth version. The plan for Seaside emphasizes the importance of the triangle drama binding the developer, architect and community to achieve a high quality project. Being successful Seaside stimulated many other initiatives along side the Gulf of Mexico panhandle.

  2. VALIDAÇÃO DE TÉCNICA HEMOSTÁTICA DO COMPLEXO ARTERIOVENOSO OVARIANO NA OVARIOSALPINGOHISTERECTOMIA DE GATAS

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    Camila Pinho Balthazar da Silveira

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study aimed at describing ovarian arterial venous complex (OVAC obliteration technique consisting in tying a knot over its own axis. It also aimed at evaluating the efficacy of this hemostatic technique in queens ovariosalpingohisterectomy, as well as checking partial OVAC obliteration time and total procedure time. After previous training – based on alternative methods – for the demanded surgical skills acquisition, in vivo surgical procedures were conducted. Once gathered the necessary skills, an experimental study was carried in order to compare this technique with the linking technique in which three hemostatic clamps are used. In vivo training, firstly applied in healthy queens, and later in uterine affection carriers, helped consolidating the dexterity previously acquired through alternative practice methods, and also contributed to the feasibility verification of the described technique, which showed to be effective. Comparative study did not reveal any significant statistic difference between both groups on total surgical elapsed time (p=0.2848 and time spent for the right OVAC obliteration (p=0.1036, however significant difference was observed on the left OVAC obliteration (p=0.0001. The results obtained during transoperatory observation led to the conclusion that the described technique is feasible and provides appropriate OVAC hemostasis.

  3. Therapeutic equivalence and pharmacokinetics of generic tacrolimus formulation in de novo kidney transplant patients.

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    Min, Sang-Il; Ha, Jongwon; Kim, Yon Su; Ahn, Sang Hyun; Park, Taejin; Park, Dae Do; Kim, Suh Min; Min, Seung-Kee; Hong, Hyejin; Ahn, Curie; Kim, Sang Joon

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    There is a growing concern about the therapeutic equivalence of the generic tacrolimus formulation (GEN Tacrolimus) to the reference tacrolimus (REF Tacrolimus) in solid organ transplantation. A prospective, randomized study of 126 de novo renal transplant patients was conducted to compare the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles between GEN tacrolimus (n = 63) and REF tacrolimus (n = 63). The PK of tacrolimus was evaluated on Day 10 and 6 months under steady-state condition. Crossover study was carried out in 66 patients at 6 months. On Day 10, 117 patients completed PK profiles (54 GEN tacrolimus and 63 REF tacrolimus) and GEN tacrolimus showed comparable C(0) (9.8 ± 2.5 versus 9.7 ± 3.0 ng/mL, P = 0.80) but significantly higher dose-normalized C(max) (309.1 ± 191.9 versus 192.5 ± 95.2 ng/mL/mg/kg, P PK profiles evaluated at 9 months showed that generic substitution also resulted in an 'early and high C(max)'. Efficacy and safety data were comparable over the 9-month study period. Therapeutic equivalence and the PK of GEN tacrolimus should be evaluated in patients undergoing de novo renal transplantation.

  4. Bacterial colonization during de novo plaque formation.

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    Ramberg, Per; Sekino, Satoshi; Uzel, Naciye Guzin; Socransky, Sigmund; Lindhe, Jan

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    To determine microbial changes that occur during plaque formation in a dentition free of gingival inflammation. Ten subjects were recruited. The study included one preparatory period (2 weeks) and a plaque accumulation period (4 days). The volunteers exercised proper tooth cleaning methods, were scaled and received repeated professional mechanical tooth cleaning during the preparatory period. During the plaque accumulation period, the participants abstained from plaque control measures. Plaque was scored on the approximal surfaces of maxillary and mandibular premolars on Days 0, 1, 2 and 4 using a scale from 0 to 5 and according to the criteria of the Quigley and Hein Plaque Index (QHI). Supragingival plaque samples were obtained from the same intervals and surfaces and evaluated using a checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization technique. The mean QHI increased from 0 to 1.6 (Day 4). The total number of organisms on Day 0 averaged 140 x 10(5) and increased to about 210 x 10(5) after 4 days without oral hygiene. The most dominant species on Day 0 were members of the genus Actinomyces. These organisms comprised almost 50% of the microbiota evaluated. None of the Actinomyces species increased significantly during the 4 days. Some Streptococcus species increased significantly over time as well as species of the genera Capnocytophaga, Campylobacter, Fusobacteria and Actinomyces actinomycetemcomitans. In the present investigation, the preparatory phase established a situation with minimal gingival inflammation and close to zero amounts of dental plaque. The Day 0 plaque samples exhibited high proportions of Actinomyces species. During the 4 days of no oral hygiene, there was a small increase in total numbers of organisms as well as a modest increase in the proportion of "disease-associated" taxa such as species of the "orange complex" species.

  5. Association of de novo human leukocyte antigen and major histocompatibility complex class I chain-related gene-A antibodies and proteinuria with graft survival 5 years after renal transplantation.

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    Zhang, L-W; Peng, Z-G; Xian, W-H; Cui, X-Q; Sun, H-B; Li, E-G; Geng, L-N; Zhao, P; Tian, J

    2013-11-01

    Association of de novo human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and major histocompatibility complex class I chain-related gene-A (MICA) antibodies and proteinuria with graft survival 5 years after renal transplantation. De novo presence of HLA and MICA antibodies after renal transplantation is associated with poor graft survival. Proteinuria after transplantation is also considered a risk factor for premature graft loss. In this study, we investigated the association of de novo HLA and MICA antibodies on proteinuria after renal transplantation and the association of proteinuria and de novo antibodies with graft survival. We enrolled 275 patients without preexisting HLA and MICA antibodies followed for >5 years after renal transplantation. All donor organs were from living-related donors or from an organ donation program. HLA and MICA antibodies were detected by the Luminex method. Patients with proteinuria (>150 mg/d) underwent intermittent 24-hour proteinuria examination. The frequencies of de novo HLA and MICA antibody 5 years after transplantation were 25.8% and 12%, respectively. In total, 26.5% of patients had proteinuria at the 5-year follow-up. De novo HLA antibody was associated with increased proteinuria after transplantation (relative risk, 3.12). HLA antibody and proteinuria were both associated with poor 5-year graft survival (P = .027 and P = .006, respectively). De novo HLA and MICA antibodies and proteinuria after renal transplantation are all associated with poor graft survival. De novo HLA antibody is independent risk factor for posttransplant proteinuria, and proteinuria affects the association of de novo antibodies with decreased graft survival after transplantation. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Web Access to Digitised Content of the Exhibition Novo Mesto 1848-1918 at the Dolenjska Museum, Novo Mesto

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    Majda Pungerčar

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available EXTENDED ABSTRACTFor the first time, the Dolenjska museum Novo mesto provided access to digitised museum resources when they took the decision to enrich the exhibition Novo mesto 1848-1918 by adding digital content. The following goals were identified: the digital content was created at the time of exhibition planning and design, it met the needs of different age groups of visitors, and during the exhibition the content was accessible via touch screen. As such, it also served for educational purposes (content-oriented lectures or problem solving team work. In the course of exhibition digital content was accessible on the museum website http://www.novomesto1848-1918.si. The digital content was divided into the following sections: the web photo gallery, the quiz and the game. The photo gallery was designed in the same way as the exhibition and the print catalogue and extended by the photos of contemporary Novo mesto and accompanied by the music from the orchestron machine. The following themes were outlined: the Austrian Empire, the Krka and Novo mesto, the town and its symbols, images of the town and people, administration and economy, social life and Novo mesto today followed by digitised archive materials and sources from that period such as the Commemorative book of the Uniformed Town Guard, the National Reading Room Guest Book, the Kazina guest book, the album of postcards and the Diploma of Honoured Citizen Josip Gerdešič. The Web application was also a tool for a simple and on line selection of digitised material and the creation of new digital content which proved to be much more convenient for lecturing than Power Point presentations. The quiz consisted of 40 questions relating to the exhibition theme and the catalogue. Each question offered a set of three answers only one of them being correct and illustrated by photography. The application auto selected ten questions and valued the answers immediately. The quiz could be accessed

  7. Characterization of the inclusion complex ropivacaine: {beta}-cyclodextrin; Caracterizacao do complexo de inclusso ropivacaina: {beta}-ciclodextrina

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    Fraceto, Leonardo Fernandes [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho, Sorocaba, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Ambiental]. E-mail: leonardo@sorocaba.unesp.br; Goncalves, Marcos Moises [Universidade de Sorocaba, SP (Brazil); Moraes, Carolina Morales; Araujo, Daniele Ribeiro de; Zanella, Luciana; Paula, Eneida de [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Biologia. Dept. de Bioquimica; Pertinhez, Thelma de Aguiar [Universidade de Parma (Italy). Dept. de Medicina Experimental

    2007-09-15

    Ropivacaine (RVC) is a widely used local anesthetic. The complexation of RVC with {beta}-cyclodextrin ({beta}-CD) is of great interest for the development of more efficient local anesthetic formulations. The present work focuses on the characterization of the RVC:{beta}-CD complex by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The stoichiometry of the complex is 1:2 RVC:{beta}-CD. DOSY-NMR shows that the association constant is 55.5 M{sup -1}. Longitudinal relaxation time results show that RVC changes its mobility in the presence of {beta}-CD. This study is focused on the physicochemical characterization of inclusion complexes that are potentials options for pain treatment. (author)

  8. EFEITO DA PELETIZAÇÃO EM DIETAS CONTENDO COMPLEXO ENZIMÁTICO PARA FRANGOS DE CORTE

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to examine if pelletization interferes inthe dietary enzymatic activity, in which an enzymatic complex (ECproduced by solid state fermentation technology was used. A totalof 216 Cobb male broilers (1 to 21 days of age were allocated inbatteries. A total of 6 replicates per treatment, and 6 broilers pertreatment were used. Treatments consisted of T1- Control mashdiet, T2- Control pellet diet, T3- Overestimated mash diet + EC, T4-overestimated mash diet without addition of EC, T5- Overestimatedpellet diet + EC, and T6- overestimated pellet diet without additionof EC. All overestimated diets were reformulated to 75 kcal ME/kg, 0.1% Ca and P. Growth performance, drumstick and thigh wereincreased with the use of pellet diet. Meat color was not influencedby dietary treatments. Results indicated that the enzymatic complexwas not affected by pelleting (75º C the diets.

  9. Cardiac 123I-MIBG uptake in de novo Brazilian patients with Parkinson's disease without clinically defined dysautonomia

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    Marco Antonio Araujo Leite

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    Full Text Available Myocardial scintigraphy with meta-iodo-benzyl-guanidine (123I cMIBG has been studied in Parkinson's disease (PD, especially in Asian countries, but not in Latin America. Most of these studies include individuals with PD associated to a defined dysautonomia. Our goal is to report the cardiac sympathetic neurotransmission in de novo Brazilian patients with sporadic PD, without clinically defined dysautonomia. We evaluated retrospectively a series of 21 consecutive cases with PD without symptoms or signs of dysautonomia assessed by the standard bedside tests. This number was reduced to 14 with the application of exclusion criteria. 123I cMIBG SPECT up-take was low or absent in all of them and the heart/mediastinum ratio was low in 12 of 14. We concluded that 123I cMIBG has been able to identify cardiac sympathetic neurotransmission disorder in Brazilian de novo PD patients without clinically defined dysautonomia.

  10. The de novo assembly of mitochondrial genomes of the extinct passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius with next generation sequencing.

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    Full Text Available The information from ancient DNA (aDNA provides an unparalleled opportunity to infer phylogenetic relationships and population history of extinct species and to investigate genetic evolution directly. However, the degraded and fragmented nature of aDNA has posed technical challenges for studies based on conventional PCR amplification. In this study, we present an approach based on next generation sequencing to efficiently sequence the complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome of two extinct passenger pigeons (Ectopistes migratorius using de novo assembly of massive short (90 bp, paired-end or single-end reads. Although varying levels of human contamination and low levels of postmortem nucleotide lesion were observed, they did not impact sequencing accuracy. Our results demonstrated that the de novo assembly of shotgun sequence reads could be a potent approach to sequence mitogenomes, and offered an efficient way to infer evolutionary history of extinct species.

  11. The De Novo Assembly of Mitochondrial Genomes of the Extinct Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) with Next Generation Sequencing

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    Hung, Chih-Ming; Lin, Rong-Chien; Chu, Jui-Hua; Yeh, Chia-Fen; Yao, Chiou-Ju; Li, Shou-Hsien

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    The information from ancient DNA (aDNA) provides an unparalleled opportunity to infer phylogenetic relationships and population history of extinct species and to investigate genetic evolution directly. However, the degraded and fragmented nature of aDNA has posed technical challenges for studies based on conventional PCR amplification. In this study, we present an approach based on next generation sequencing to efficiently sequence the complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of two extinct passenger pigeons (Ectopistes migratorius) using de novo assembly of massive short (90 bp), paired-end or single-end reads. Although varying levels of human contamination and low levels of postmortem nucleotide lesion were observed, they did not impact sequencing accuracy. Our results demonstrated that the de novo assembly of shotgun sequence reads could be a potent approach to sequence mitogenomes, and offered an efficient way to infer evolutionary history of extinct species. PMID:23437111

  12. Complex phonic tic and disinhibition in Tourette syndrome: case report Tique fônico complexo e desinibição em síndrome de Tourette: relato de caso

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    Full Text Available Tourette syndrome (TS is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by a combination of multiple motor tics and at least one phonic tic. TS patients often have associated behavioral abnormalities such as obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit and hyperactive disorder. Coprolalia, defined as emission of obscenities or swearing, is one type of complex vocal tic, present in 8% to 26% of patients. The pathophysiology of coprolalia and other complex phonic tics remains ill-defined. We report a patient whose complex phonic tic was characterized by repetitively saying "breast cancer" on seeing the son of aunt who suffered from this condition. The patient was unable to suppress the tic and did not meet criteria for obsessive compulsive disorder. The phenomenology herein described supports the theory that complex phonic tics result from disinhibition of the loop connecting the basal ganglia with the limbic cortex.Síndrome de Tourette (ST é uma condição neuropsiquiátrica caracterizada pela combinação de múltiplos tiques motores e ao menos um tique fônico. Freqüentemente tiques se associam a distúrbios de comportamento como transtorno obsessivo compulsivo e déficit de atenção e hiperatividade. Coprolalia, definida como emissão de obscenidades, é um tique fônico complexo presente em 8% a 26% dos pacientes com ST. A fisiopatologia de tiques complexos permanece mal compreendida. Nós descrevemos um paciente com tique fônico complexo caracterizado por dizer repetidamente "câncer de mama" ao encontrar primo cuja mãe sofria dessa doença. O paciente não conseguia suprimir o tique e não apresenta transtorno obsessivo compulsivo. A fenomenologia desse paciente sustenta a teoria de que tiques fônicos complexos resultam de desinibição da alça límbica dos núcleos da base.

  13. Florística na Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Complexo Serra da Farofa, estrutura e efeitos ambientais da antropização na comunidade arbustivo-arbórea, Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    A Floresta Ombrófila Mista (FOM) pertence ao Bioma Mata Atlântica e trata-se de uma formação florestal rica em espécies vegetais endêmicas, ocorrente preferencialmente na região Sul do Brasil. O trabalho teve como objetivo conhecer a composição florística, a estrutura e os efeitos ambientais da antropização na comunidade arbustivo-arbórea na Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Estadual Complexo Serra da Farofa (Bloco VI) no município de Rio Rufino, Santa Catarina. O ...

  14. Preparação e caracterização físico-química de complexos de hidrolisados parciais de proteína com minerais

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    Os minerais essenciais participam de várias funções vitais do organismo, suas deficiências contribuem de maneira significante para a morbidade e mortalidade na infância, especialmente nos países em desenvolvimento, sendo consideradas como problema de saúde pública em todo o mundo. Minerais apresentados na forma de complexos orgânicos têm sido propostos para correção destas deficiências por apresentarem maior biodisponibilidade, quando comparados aos equivalentes sais inorgânicos. Os minerais ...

  15. Serological reactivity of different antigenic preparations of Leishmania (Leishmania amazonensis and the Leishmania braziliensis complex Reatividade sorológica frente a diferentes preparações antigênicas de Leishmania (Leishmania amazonensis e do complexo Leishmania braziliensis

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    Full Text Available Total antigen from Leishmania (Leishmania amazonensis and isolates from the Leishmania braziliensis complex, along with their respective antigenic fractions obtained by affinity chromatography on concanavalin-A-Sepharose and jacalin-agarose columns evaluated using immunoenzymatic ELISA assay. For this, serum samples from 229 patients were used, grouped as American tegmental leishmaniasis (nº=58, visceral leishmaniasis (nº=28, Chagas disease (nº=49, malaria (nº=32, tuberculosis (nº=13 and healthy volunteers (nº=49. Samples from American tegmentary leishmaniasis showed higher reactivity with antigens isolated from the Leishmania braziliensis complex than with antigens from Leishmania amazonensis (pAntígeno total de Leishmania (Leishmania amazonensis e isolado do complexo Leishmania brazilienis, assim como suas respectivas frações antigênicas obtidas por cromatografia de afinidade em coluna de concanavalina-A ligada a sepharose e Jacalina ligada a agarose foram avaliadas por ensaio imunoenzimático ELISA. Para tanto, foram utilizadas amostras de soros de 229 pacientes agrupadas em leishmaniose tegumentar americana (nº=58, leishmaniose visceral (nº=28, doença de Chagas (nº=49, malaria (nº=32, tuberculose (nº=13 e voluntários saudáveis (nº=49. Houve maior reatividade das amostras de leishmaniose tegumentar americana com a utilização dos antígenos obtidos do isolado do complexo Leishmania braziliensis quando comparado com antígenos de Leishmania amazonensis (p<0,001. Observou-se ainda que a sensibilidade do teste ELISA variou de 60 a 95% entre os antígenos obtidos do isolado do complexo Leishmania braziliensis. Houve acentuada reatividade inespecífica das amostras de soros com a utilização das frações antigênicas ligantes de Concanavalina-A e Jacalina de ambos os complexos Leishmania em comparação aos demais antígenos (p<0,001. Os resultados apresentados no presente trabalho sugerem que a utilização de antígenos hom

  16. Constituintes químicos e avaliação das atividades biológicas do óleo essencial de Hyptis spicigera (Lamiaceae) e do seu complexo de inclusão em beta-ciclodextrina

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    Resumo: O gênero Hyptis é um importante grupo de plantas que são usadas na medicina popular para o tratamento de uma série de doenças, como distúrbios gastrointestinais, infecções bacterianas, infecções da pele, congestões nasais, febre e dor. Este trabalho teve por objetivo proceder a análise dos constituintes químicos e a avaliação das atividades biológicas (antibacteriana, antifúngica e esquistossomicida) do óleo essencial de Hyptis spicigera (Lamiaceae) e do seu complexo de inclusao em &#...

  17. A introdução do complexo econômico industrial da saúde na agenda de desenvolvimento: uma análise a partir do modelo de fluxos múltiplos de Kingdon

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    Full Text Available O complexo da saúde refere-se a toda a base produtiva envolvida na prestação de serviços, promoção e vigilância em saúde, envolve tanto o segmento secundário da economia, a exemplo das indústrias de base química, biotecnológica, mecânica e de materiais, quanto o terciário, referente aos serviços prestados nos estabelecimentos de saúde. O referido complexo mobiliza uma série de tecnologias relevantes para a inserção competitiva na economia global, responde pela geração de emprego, renda e parte significativa do PIB nacional, motivo pelo qual a área da saúde tem tido sua importância crescentemente institucionalizada na agenda de desenvolvimento nacional. Este artigo propõe analisar a introdução desse complexo nas prioridades do Plano Brasil Maior, dado que a saúde responde a diferentes elementos relacionados tanto a uma conjuntura política quanto à escolha dos tomadores de decisão entre variadas opções de políticas públicas, como também aos problemas socioeconômicos observados na referida área. Esses distintos elementos serão estudados à luz do referencial teórico de fluxos múltiplos, utilizando como método de análise a confrontação dos fluxos de problemas, soluções e político. Os principais resultados do estudo apontam que a decisão de incorporar o complexo econômico industrial da saúde nas prioridades do Plano Brasil Maior é fruto de uma abordagem renovada da saúde, tanto no nível cognitivo quanto no institucional, na qual a mesma é entendida simultaneamente como um direito do cidadão, um bem econômico e social assim como um espaço de acumulação de capital.

  18. Avaliação de complexo enzimático e betaína natural em rações para frangos de corte criados em aviário comercial

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    Pereira,Patrícia Watanabe Zanin; Menten,José Fernando Machado; Racanicci,Aline Mondini Calil; Traldi,Ana Beatriz; Silva,Cynthia Siqueira; Rizzo,Pricila Vetrano

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    O objetivo neste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos de um complexo enzimático, composto por protease, xilanase e amilase, associado ou não a betaína em dietas para frangos de corte sobre o desempenho das aves e a análise econômica. Pintos machos da linhagem Cobb 500 (924), com peso médio inicial de 45,8 g, foram alimentados com quatro dietas, cada uma com sete repetições, em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado. Cada unidade experimental continha 33 aves. As dietas foram: controle - rações à b...

  19. Atividade moluscicida da mistura de ácidos 6-n-alquil salicílicos (ácido anacárdico e dos seus complexos com cobre (II e chumbo (II

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    Nelymar Martineli Mendes

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    Full Text Available Foi comparada, em laboratório, a atividade moluscicida do extrato hexânico da casca da castanha do caju - Anacardium occidentalel L. (EHCCC, do complexo de cobre (II, docomplexo de chumbo (II e do ácido anacárdico com objetivo de encontrar entre eles um produto que apresentasse maior estabilidade que o ácido anacárdico. Este foi preparado tratando o EHCCC com hidróxido de chumbo (II ou com o sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio ou com hidróxido de cobre (II. Em seguida, o complexo de chumbo (II ou os complexos de cobre (IIpreparados foram tratados com uma solução de ácido sulfúrico diluída. As misturas dos dez produtos obtidos foram testadas sobre caramujos adultos de Biomphalaria glabrata nas concentrações de la 10 ppm. Os mais ativos foram o complexo de cobre (II, obtido com sulfato de cobre mais hidróxido de sódio, e o ácido anacárdico (hidróxido de chumbo que apresentaram atividade a partir da concentração de 4 ppm. O teor de chumbo do ácido anacárdico (hidróxido de chumbo foi acima das normas recomendadas pelos Padrões de Saúde Pública dos Estados Unidos.The molluscicide activity of hexanic extract from Anacardium occidental L. (cashew nutshell, of copper (II complex, of lead (II complex and anacardic acid has been compared in the laboratory in an attempt to obtain better stability than anacardic acid. This was obtained from the hexanic extract of the cashew nut shell by precipitation with lead (II hydroxide or cupric sulfate plus sodium hydroxide or (II cupric hydroxide followed by treatment of lead (II complex with a diluted solution of sulfuric acid. Ten products of the mixture obtained were tested on adults snails of Biomphalaria glabrata at I to 10 ppm. The most active products were copper (II complex, obtained by cupric sulfate plus sodium hydroxide, and anacardic acid (sodium hydroxide which presented activity at 4ppm. The anacardic acid's lead content was above the limits accepted by the United

  20. Adrenoleukodystrophy in Norway: high rate of de novo mutations and age-dependent penetrance.

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    Horn, Morten A; Retterstøl, Lars; Abdelnoor, Michael; Skjeldal, Ola H; Tallaksen, Chantal M E

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    To investigate X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy in an unselected population, we performed a population based, cross-sectional prevalence study, supplemented by a retrospective study of deceased subjects. Sixty-three subjects (34 males, 29 females) belonging to 22 kindreds were included. Thirty-nine subjects (13 males, 26 females) were alive, and 24 (21 males, 3 females) were deceased on the prevalence day. The point prevalence of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy in Norway on July 1, 2011, was 0.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. The incidence at birth in the period 1956-1995 was 1.6 per 100,000 inhabitants. An age-dependent penetrance was observed among males and females, with more severe phenotypes appearing with rising age. Only 5% of deceased males had not developed cerebral leukodystrophy. No female older than 50 years was neurologically intact. Sixteen mutations in the ABCD1 gene were identified. De novo mutations were found in 19% of probands. The frequency of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy was lower in Norway than reported in the literature. A more severe natural course than previously reported was observed, indicating a need for better follow-up of both male and female patients. Given the high rate of de novo mutations, identification programs such as newborn screening may be required to offer timely treatment to all patients. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. De-novo transcriptome sequencing of a normalized cDNA pool from influenza infected ferrets.

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    Jeremy V Camp

    Full Text Available The ferret is commonly used as a model for studies of infectious diseases. The genomic sequence of this animal model is not yet characterized, and only a limited number of fully annotated cDNAs are currently available in GenBank. The majority of genes involved in innate or adaptive immune response are still lacking, restricting molecular genetic analysis of host response in the ferret model. To enable de novo identification of transcriptionally active ferret genes in response to infection, we performed de-novo transcriptome sequencing of animals infected with H1N1 A/California/07/2009. We also included splenocytes induced with bacterial lipopolysaccharide to allow for identification of transcripts specifically induced by gram-negative bacteria. We pooled and normalized the cDNA library in order to delimit the risk of sequencing only highly expressed genes. While normalization of the cDNA library removes the possibility of assessing expression changes between individual animals, it has been shown to increase identification of low abundant transcripts. In this study, we identified more than 19,000 partial ferret transcripts, including more than 1000 gene orthologs known to be involved in the innate and the adaptive immune response.

  2. De novo transcriptome assembly of two different peach cultivars grown in Korea

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    Yeonhwa Jo

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    Full Text Available Peach (Prunus persica is one of the most popular stone fruits worldwide. Next generation sequencing (NGS has facilitated genome and transcriptome analyses of several stone fruit trees. In this study, we conducted de novo transcriptome analyses of two peach cultivars grown in Korea. Leaves of two cultivars, referred to as Jangtaek and Mibaek, were harvested and used for library preparation. The two prepared libraries were paired-end sequenced by the HiSeq2000 system. We obtained 8.14 GB and 9.62 GB sequence data from Jangtaek and Mibaek (NCBI accession numbers: SRS1056585 and SRS1056587, respectively. The Trinity program was used to assemble two transcriptomes de novo, resulting in 110,477 (Jangtaek and 136,196 (Mibaek transcripts. TransDecoder identified possible coding regions in assembled transcripts. The identified proteins were subjected to BLASTP search against NCBI's non-redundant database for functional annotation. This study provides transcriptome data for two peach cultivars, which might be useful for genetic marker development and comparative transcriptome analyses.

  3. Exploring alternate states and oligomerization preferences of coiled-coils by de novo structure modeling.

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    Rämisch, Sebastian; Lizatović, Robert; André, Ingemar

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    Homomeric coiled-coils can self-assemble into a wide range of structural states with different helix topologies and oligomeric states. In this study, we have combined de novo structure modeling with stability calculations to simultaneously predict structure and oligomeric states of homomeric coiled-coils. For dimers an asymmetric modeling protocol was developed. Modeling without symmetry constraints showed that backbone asymmetry is important for the formation of parallel dimeric coiled-coils. Collectively, our results demonstrate that high-resolution structure of coiled-coils, as well as parallel and antiparallel orientations of dimers and tetramers, can be accurately predicted from sequence. De novo modeling was also used to generate models of competing oligomeric states, which were used to compare stabilities and thus predict the native stoichiometry from sequence. In a benchmark set of 33 coiled-coil sequences, forming dimers to pentamers, up to 70% of the oligomeric states could be correctly predicted. The calculations demonstrated that the free energy of helix folding could be an important factor for determining stability and oligomeric state of homomeric coiled-coils. The computational methods developed here should be broadly applicable to studies of sequence-structure relationships in coiled-coils and the design of higher order assemblies with improved oligomerization specificity. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  4. The quest for novel chemical matter and the contribution of computer-aided de novo design.

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    Pirard, Bernard

    2011-03-01

    Identifying novel chemical matter is the focus of many drug discovery efforts. Through these efforts, computer-based de novo design of drug-like molecules, which aim to build an entire molecule 'from scratch', has emerged as a valuable approach to identify novel chemical matter. In this paper, the author discusses the recent research efforts that aim to build, in silico, more chemically accessible molecules, sample more efficiently the chemical space and rank the proposed molecules. The author reviews de novo design algorithms developed between 2008 and 2010 and the issue of validation, and highlights some recent successful applications of de novo design to drug discovery projects. Although research has addressed the lack of synthetic accessibility of the molecules proposed by the first generation of de novo design tools, the lack of accurate scoring function remains a major limitation of structure-based de novo design. However, de novo design is a valuable approach to generate either chemical starting points or ideas.

  5. O pensamento complexo e suas repercussões na gestão em enfermagem e saúde

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    Full Text Available Objective: Demonstrate scientific knowledge on the complexity theory in scientific publications on management in nursing and health. Method: This is an integrative review of the LILACS, BDENF and PubMed databases. It was conducted in May 2014 by combining the following keywords: complex theory, complex thinking, Edgar Morin, nurses, nursing, organization, management, administration and ma- nagement. It includes ten articles published between 2004 and 2013. Results: Growth is evident, according to the scientific literature on complex thinking in nursing and health management. All the articles were original and seven took a qualitative approach. Interpretation: Two thematic categories were constructed: "complex thinking that is compatible with care management practices" and "complex manage - ment from the standpoint of nursing and health organizations." Conclusions: Complex thinking is a paradigm relative to completeness, multidisciplinarity, attention to support networks and articulation of knowledge. It was employed as a management model in living and unpredictable organizations to promote the organization of complex adaptive systems. This study contributes to the complexity of the framework approach with concepts of management in nursing and health, and provides greater insight for future publications.

  6. Conflitos socioambientais: o caso da carcinicultura no complexo estuarino Caravelas - Nova Viçosa/Bahia-Brasil

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    Henrique Machado Dias

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o contexto de um conflito socioambiental no município de Caravelas, extremo sul da Bahia/Brasil, a partir da proposta de implantação do que seria o maior empreendimento de produção de camarão exótico do país, em importante região socioeconômica e ambiental associada ao banco coralíneo dos Abrolhos. Parte do pressuposto de que a carência de políticas públicas definidoras dos parâmetros decisórios do financiamento de projetos de carcinicultura tem permitido que empreendimentos sejam implantados desequilibrando o meio ambiente, sem apontar alternativas produtivas sustentáveis, a partir da geração de trabalho e de produção de alimentos. A metodologia qualitativa adotou a observação participante e o trabalho de campo objetivando identificar os danos ambientais provenientes da carcinicultura e relacioná-los aos fatores que colaboram para perpetuação desses modelos predatórios e para constituição de movimentos de resistência, visando a identificar as potencialidades locais e os possíveis caminhos de uma gestão socioambiental sustentável.This article analyzes a socioenvironmental conflict in the municipality of Caravelas, Bahia / Brazil. The studied conflict emerged from the proposal for the establishment of what would become the largest shrimp farm in Brazil. The proposed area for the establishment of the shrimp farm was part of an important socioeconomic and environmental region associated to the Abrolhos Coral Reef Bank. It assumes that the lack of public policies that define the parameters of the decision-making for financing shrimp farming projects has allowed the establishment of shrimp farms along the Brazilian coast, without pointing sustainable productive alternatives, which consider the generation of employment and food production. The qualitative methodology adopted participant observation and fieldwork aiming to identify the environmental damage associated to shrimp farming and relate them

  7. Uncovering Clinical Features of De Novo Philadelphia Positive Myelodysplasia.

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    Armas, Aristides; Chen, Chen; Mims, Martha; Rivero, Gustavo

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    Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is cytogenetically heterogeneous and retains variable risk for acute myeloid leukemia transformation. Though not yet fully understood, there is an association between genetic abnormalities and defects in gene expression. The functional role for infrequent cytogenetic alteration remains unclear. An uncommon chromosomic abnormality is the presence of the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome. Here, we report a patient with Ph+ MDS treated with low dose Dasatinib who achieved hematologic response for 7 months. In addition, we also examined the English literature on all de novo Ph + MDS cases between 1996 and 2015 to gain insight into clinical features and outcome.

  8. On the performance of de novo pathway enrichment

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    Batra, Richa; Alcaraz, Nicolas; Gitzhofer, Kevin

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    De novo pathway enrichment is a powerful approach to discover previously uncharacterized molecular mechanisms in addition to already known pathways. To achieve this, condition-specific functional modules are extracted from large interaction networks. Here, we give an overview of the state...... of the art and present the first framework for assessing the performance of existing methods. We identified 19 tools and selected seven representative candidates for a comparative analysis with more than 12,000 runs, spanning different biological networks, molecular profiles, and parameters. Our results show...

  9. Ecodesign: um novo paradigma moderno inscrito entre moda e consumo?

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    Andréia Mesacasa; Hieda Maria Pagliosa Corona; Nilvânia Aparecida Mello

    2010-01-01

    Este artigo pretende analisar as relações existentes entre a modernidade, a moda que rege as formas do vestir, o consumo evidenciado pela sociedade capitalista e suas implicações na prática do ecodesign que integra um novo paradigma no contexto vivenciado pelos indivíduos e a natureza. A modernidade possui como principais características a separação entre tempo-espaço, o desenvolvimento dos mecanismos de desencaixe e a apropriação reflexiva do conhecimento que desloca a vida social da fixidez...

  10. Ileus as first sign of de novo neuroendocrine prostate cancer

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    Jochumsen, Mads Ryø; Sahlholdt, Bjørn Agerbo; Jensen, Jørgen Bjerggaard

    2017-01-01

    A 73-year-old man with almost no previous medical history was admitted acute with stomach pain, distended abdomen, stop of defecation and feculent vomiting. The patient had been constipated for three months and about a month before admission, a coloscopy was performed presenting no findings...... is more often seen as a result of treatment with hormone therapy. This case presents a rare debut symptom of a rare form of de novo cancer, illustrating the importance of a proper digital rectal examination when diagnosing constipation and acute abdomen....

  11. Perspective on Biotransformation and De Novo Biosynthesis of Licorice Constituents.

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    Zhao, Yujia; Lv, Bo; Feng, Xudong; Li, Chun

    2017-12-27

    Licorice, an important herbal medicine, is derived from the dried roots and rhizomes of Glycyrrhiza genus plants. It has been widely used in food, pharmaceutical, tobacco, and cosmetics industries with high economic value. However, overexploitation of licorice resources has severely destroyed the local ecology. Therefore, producing bioactive compounds of licorice through the biotransformation and bioengineering methods is a hot spot in recent years. In this perspective, we comprehensively summarize the biotransformation of licorice constituents into high-value-added derivatives by biocatalysts. Furthermore, successful cases and the strategies for de novo biosynthesizing compounds of licorice in microbes have been summarized. This paper will provide new insights for the further research of licorice.

  12. Perspectivas aos "novos designers de moda" no mercado de trabalho

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    Venturelli, Valéria Gomes Denelle

    2010-01-01

    Este trabalho tem como objetivo investigar os jovens que escolhem o curso de Negócios da Moda (com o foco em criação) na Universidade Anhembi Morumbi que conseguem trabalhar nessa área quando se formam e como é este processo. Sabemos que isto engloba entender de que forma a produção criativa desse novo designer de moda é assimilada pelo mercado de trabalho. Uma primeira entrevista foi realizada com o intuito de identificar o grupo de 33 alunos que optaram pelo curso de Negócios da Moda na Uni...

  13. O complexo da educação em Lukács: uma análise à luz das categorias trabalho e reprodução social The complex of education in Lukács: an analysis based upon the categories of labor and social reproduction

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    Marteana Ferreira de Lima

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    Full Text Available O artigo discute a educação em Lukács, a partir de sua Ontologia do Ser Social. Prioritariamente, destaca os elementos que assinalam o lugar da educação no processo de reprodução social, em cuja dinâmica esta manteria, com o trabalho, uma relação de dependência ontológica e autonomia relativa. Explicita que, se, em sentido lato, a educação é um complexo universal, empenhado em efetivar a apropriação, por parte dos indivíduos, das objetivações constituintes do gênero humano, esta não paira sobre a totalidade social, vinculando-se, em sentido estrito, às necessidades da sociedade de classe. Por esse prisma, a análise lukacsiana permite concluir que o complexo da educação, conquanto impelido a manter o sistema de acumulação privada e a exploração do homem pelo homem sob o capital, pode constituir-se em espaço para objetivação de posições teleológicas voltadas à emancipação humana.The study discusses the education complex in the context of Lukács' Ontology of the Social Being. First and foremost, it indicates the place of education in the social reproduction process, in whose dynamics, such complex maintains with labor, an ontological dependency and a relative autonomy kind of rapport. It points out that, if, in a lato sense, education represents a universal complex, committed to guarantee that the objectivities which constitute the human gender are appropriated by each individual, it does not hover above social totality, indeed, connecting itself, in a strict sense, to the needs of a class society. From this perspective, Lukacsian analysis allows for the conclusion that, although pushed towards the reproduction of private accumulation and man by man exploitation under the capital system, education may also represent a field for the activation of teleological positions aiming the human emancipation.

  14. Brain metabolic correlates of dopaminergic degeneration in de novo idiopathic Parkinson's disease

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    Berti, Valentina; Polito, Cristina; Vanzi, Eleonora; Cristofaro, Maria Teresa de; Pellicano, Giannantonio; Mungai, Francesco; Formiconi, Andreas Robert; Pupi, Alberto; Ramat, Silvia; Marini, Paolo; Sorbi, Sandro

    2010-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reciprocal relationships between motor impairment, dopaminergic dysfunction, and cerebral metabolism (rCMRglc) in de novo Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Twenty-six de novo untreated PD patients were scanned with 123 I-FP-CIT SPECT and 18 F-FDG PET. The dopaminergic impairment was measured with putaminal 123 I-FP-CIT binding potential (BP), estimated with two different techniques: an iterative reconstruction algorithm (BP OSEM ) and the least-squares (LS) method (BP LS ). Statistical parametric mapping (SPM) multiple regression analyses were performed to determine the specific brain regions in which UPDRS III scores and putaminal BP values correlated with rCMRglc. The SPM results showed a negative correlation between UPDRS III and rCMRglc in premotor cortex, and a positive correlation between BP OSEM and rCMRglc in premotor and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, not surviving at multiple comparison correction. Instead, there was a positive significant correlation between putaminal BP LS and rCMRglc in premotor, dorsolateral prefrontal, anterior prefrontal, and orbitofrontal cortex (p LS is an efficient parameter for exploring the correlations between PD severity and rCMRglc cortical changes. The correlation between dopaminergic degeneration and rCMRglc in several prefrontal regions likely represents the cortical functional correlate of the dysfunction in the motor basal ganglia-cortical circuit in PD. This finding suggests focusing on the metabolic course of these areas to follow PD progression and to analyze treatment effects. (orig.)

  15. Identification of phosphopeptides with unknown cleavage specificity by a de novo sequencing assisted database search strategy.

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    Dong, Mingming; Ye, Mingliang; Cheng, Kai; Dong, Jing; Zhu, Jun; Qin, Hongqiang; Bian, Yangyang; Zou, Hanfa

    2014-11-01

    In theory, proteases with broad cleavage specificity could be applied to digest protein samples to improve the phosphoproteomic analysis coverage. However, in practice this approach is seldom employed. This is because the identification of phosphopeptides without enzyme specificity by conventional database search strategy is extremely difficult due to the huge search space. In this study, we investigated the performance of a de novo sequencing assisted database search strategy for the identification of such phosphopeptides. Firstly, we compared the performance of conventional database search strategy and the de novo sequencing assisted database search strategy for the identification of peptides and phosphopeptides without stetting enzyme specificity. It was found that the identification sensitivity dropped significantly for the conventional one while it was only slightly decreased for the new approach. Then, this new search strategy was applied to identify phosphopeptides generated by Proteinase K digestion, which resulted in the identification of 717 phosphopeptides. Finally, this strategy was utilized for the identification of serum endogenous phosphopeptides, which were generated in vivo by different kinds of proteases and kinases, and the identification of 68 unique serum endogenous phosphopepitdes was successfully achieved. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Arginine Methylation of SREBP1a via PRMT5 Promotes De Novo Lipogenesis and Tumor Growth.

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    Liu, Liu; Zhao, Xiaoping; Zhao, Li; Li, Jiajin; Yang, Hao; Zhu, Zongping; Liu, Jianjun; Huang, Gang

    2016-03-01

    Dysregulation of the sterol regulatory element-binding transcription factors sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP) and SREBF activates de novo lipogenesis to high levels in cancer cells, a critical event in driving malignant growth. In this study, we identified an important posttranslational mechanism by which SREBP1a is regulated during metabolic reprogramming in cancer cells. Mass spectrometry revealed protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) as a binding partner of SREBP1a that symmetrically dimethylated it on R321, thereby promoting transcriptional activity. Furthermore, PRMT5-induced methylation prevented phosphorylation of SREBP1a on S430 by GSK3β, leading to its disassociation from Fbw7 (FBXW7) and its evasion from degradation through the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. Consequently, methylation-stabilized SREBP1a increased de novo lipogenesis and accelerated the growth of cancer cells in vivo and in vitro. Clinically, R321 symmetric dimethylation status was associated with malignant progression of human hepatocellular carcinoma, where it served as an independent risk factor of poor prognosis. By showing how PRMT5-induced methylation of SREBP1a triggers hyperactivation of lipid biosynthesis, a key event in tumorigenesis, our findings suggest a new generalized strategy to selectively attack tumor metabolism. ©2016 American Association for Cancer Research.

  17. De novo mutations in HCN1 cause early infantile epileptic encephalopathy.

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    Nava, Caroline; Dalle, Carine; Rastetter, Agnès; Striano, Pasquale; de Kovel, Carolien G F; Nabbout, Rima; Cancès, Claude; Ville, Dorothée; Brilstra, Eva H; Gobbi, Giuseppe; Raffo, Emmanuel; Bouteiller, Delphine; Marie, Yannick; Trouillard, Oriane; Robbiano, Angela; Keren, Boris; Agher, Dahbia; Roze, Emmanuel; Lesage, Suzanne; Nicolas, Aude; Brice, Alexis; Baulac, Michel; Vogt, Cornelia; El Hajj, Nady; Schneider, Eberhard; Suls, Arvid; Weckhuysen, Sarah; Gormley, Padhraig; Lehesjoki, Anna-Elina; De Jonghe, Peter; Helbig, Ingo; Baulac, Stéphanie; Zara, Federico; Koeleman, Bobby P C; Haaf, Thomas; LeGuern, Eric; Depienne, Christel

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    Hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels contribute to cationic Ih current in neurons and regulate the excitability of neuronal networks. Studies in rat models have shown that the Hcn1 gene has a key role in epilepsy, but clinical evidence implicating HCN1 mutations in human epilepsy is lacking. We carried out exome sequencing for parent-offspring trios with fever-sensitive, intractable epileptic encephalopathy, leading to the discovery of two de novo missense HCN1 mutations. Screening of follow-up cohorts comprising 157 cases in total identified 4 additional amino acid substitutions. Patch-clamp recordings of Ih currents in cells expressing wild-type or mutant human HCN1 channels showed that the mutations had striking but divergent effects on homomeric channels. Individuals with mutations had clinical features resembling those of Dravet syndrome with progression toward atypical absences, intellectual disability and autistic traits. These findings provide clear evidence that de novo HCN1 point mutations cause a recognizable early-onset epileptic encephalopathy in humans.

  18. De Novo Advanced Adult-Onset Offending: New Evidence from a Population of Federal Correctional Clients.

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    DeLisi, Matt; Tahja, Katherine N; Drury, Alan J; Elbert, Michael J; Caropreso, Daniel E; Heinrichs, Timothy

    2018-01-01

    Adult antisocial behavior is almost always predated by delinquency during childhood or adolescence; however, there is also evidence of adult-onset criminal offending. This study examined this controversial subgroup of offenders using self-reported and official data from a total population of federal correctional clients selected from the Midwestern United States. Difference of means t-tests, chi-square tests, and logistic regression models found that 11.7% of clients had an adult onset of offending and 2.7% of clients (n = 23) had an onset occurring at age 60 years or older. This group-introduced as de novo advanced adult-onset offenders-had high socioeconomic status, mixed evidence of adverse childhood experiences, and virtually no usage of drugs with the exception of alcohol. These offenders were primarily convicted of social security and white-collar crimes and evinced remarkably low psychopathology and criminal risk. More research is needed to replicate the phenomenon of de novo advanced adult-onset offending. © 2017 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  19. Robust de novo pathway enrichment with KeyPathwayMiner 5

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    Alcaraz, Nicolas; List, Markus; Dissing-Hansen, Martin

    2016-01-01

    Identifying functional modules or novel active pathways, recently termed de novo pathway enrichment, is a computational systems biology challenge that has gained much attention during the last decade. Given a large biological interaction network, KeyPathwayMiner extracts connected subnetworks tha...... several network perturbation techniques and over a range of perturbation degrees. In addition, users may now provide a gold-standard set to determine how enriched extracted pathways are with relevant genes compared to randomized versions of the original network.......Identifying functional modules or novel active pathways, recently termed de novo pathway enrichment, is a computational systems biology challenge that has gained much attention during the last decade. Given a large biological interaction network, KeyPathwayMiner extracts connected subnetworks...... that are enriched for differentially active entities from a series of molecular profiles encoded as binary indicator matrices. Since interaction networks constantly evolve, an important question is how robust the extracted results are when the network is modified. We enable users to study this effect through...

  20. Measures of de novo synthesis of milk components from propionate in lactating goats

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    Emmanuel, B.; Kennelly, J.J.

    1985-01-01

    Possible direct contributions of propionate to de novo synthesis of milk components by the mammary gland of lactating goats fed a concentrate-roughage diet have been studied in vivo by primed constant infusion of [1-carbon-14]propionate into the right mammary artery. Specific radioactivities of milk galactose, fatty acids, and protein were higher in the infused than in the uninfused half of the mammary gland, suggesting de novo synthesis of these compounds in the udder. Specific radioactivities of milk glucose in both udder halves were identical, ruling out any possibility of mammary gland-derived glucose from propionate of blood plasma under the experimental conditions. Of milk galactose, .8% was derived from propionate of blood plasma, and of milk glucose, 98% was derived from glucose of blood plasma. After intraruminal infusion of unlabeled propionic acid at 11 g/h, concentration of propionate in blood plasma was doubled, its contribution to milk galactose was increased to 1.5%, and proportions of milk odd-numbered fatty acids were increased. Propionate was incorporated largely into milk odd-numbered fatty acids. The authors conclude that small amounts of propionate can be incorporated into principal components of milk in the mammary gland of lactating goats

  1. De novo fear conditioning across diagnostic groups in the affective disorders: evidence for learning impairments.

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    Otto, Michael W; Moshier, Samantha J; Kinner, Dina G; Simon, Naomi M; Pollack, Mark H; Orr, Scott P

    2014-09-01

    De novo fear conditioning paradigms have served as a model for how clinical anxiety may be acquired and maintained. To further examine variable findings in the acquisition and extinction of fear responses between clinical and nonclinical samples, we assessed de novo fear conditioning outcomes in outpatients with either anxiety disorders or depression and healthy subjects recruited from the community. Overall, we found evidence for attenuated fear conditioning, as measured by skin conductance, among the patient sample, with significantly lower fear acquisition among patients with depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. These acquisition deficits were evident in both the simple (considering the CS+only) and differential (evaluating the CS+in relation to the CS-) paradigms. Examination of extinction outcomes were hampered by the low numbers of patients who achieved adequate conditioning, but the available data indicated slower extinction among the patient, primarily panic disorder, sample. Results are interpreted in the context of the cognitive deficits that are common to the anxiety and mood disorders, with attention to a range of potential factors, including mood comorbidity, higher-and lower-order cognitive processes and deficits, and medication use, that may modulate outcomes in fear conditioning studies, and, potentially, in exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  2. The mutational oncoprint of recurrent cytogenetic abnormalities in adult patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia.

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    Eisfeld, A-K; Mrózek, K; Kohlschmidt, J; Nicolet, D; Orwick, S; Walker, C J; Kroll, K W; Blachly, J S; Carroll, A J; Kolitz, J E; Powell, B L; Wang, E S; Stone, R M; de la Chapelle, A; Byrd, J C; Bloomfield, C D

    2017-10-01

    Recurrent chromosomal abnormalities and gene mutations detected at the time of diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are associated with particular disease features, treatment response and survival of AML patients, and are used to denote specific disease entities in the World Health Organization classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia. However, large studies that integrate cytogenetic and comprehensive mutational information are scarce. We created a comprehensive oncoprint of mutations associated with recurrent cytogenetic findings by combining the information on mutational patterns of 80 cancer- and leukemia-associated genes with cytogenetic findings in 1603 adult patients with de novo AML. We show unique differences in the mutational profiles among major cytogenetic subsets, identify novel associations between recurrent cytogenetic abnormalities and both specific gene mutations and gene functional groups, and reveal differences in cytogenetic and mutational features between patients younger than 60 years and those aged 60 years or older. The identified associations between cytogenetic and molecular genetic data may help guide mutation testing in AML, and result in more focused application of targeted therapy in patients with de novo AML.

  3. Exome analysis of Smith-Magenis-like syndrome cohort identifies de novo likely pathogenic variants.

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    Berger, Seth I; Ciccone, Carla; Simon, Karen L; Malicdan, May Christine; Vilboux, Thierry; Billington, Charles; Fischer, Roxanne; Introne, Wendy J; Gropman, Andrea; Blancato, Jan K; Mullikin, James C; Gahl, William A; Huizing, Marjan; Smith, Ann C M

    2017-04-01

    Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS), a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by dysmorphic features, intellectual disability (ID), and sleep disturbances, results from a 17p11.2 microdeletion or a mutation in the RAI1 gene. We performed exome sequencing on 6 patients with SMS-like phenotypes but without chromosomal abnormalities or RAI1 variants. We identified pathogenic de novo variants in two cases, a nonsense variant in IQSEC2 and a missense variant in the SAND domain of DEAF1, and candidate de novo missense variants in an additional two cases. One candidate variant was located in an alpha helix of Necdin (NDN), phased to the paternally inherited allele. NDN is maternally imprinted within the 15q11.2 Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) region. This can help clarify NDN's role in the PWS phenotype. No definitive pathogenic gene variants were detected in the remaining SMS-like cases, but we report our findings for future comparison. This study provides information about the inheritance pattern and recurrence risk for patients with identified variants and demonstrates clinical and genetic overlap of neurodevelopmental disorders. Identification and characterization of ID-related genes that assist in development of common developmental pathways and/or gene-networks, may inform disease mechanism and treatment strategies.

  4. Lack of topoisomerase copy number changes in patients with de novo and relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

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    Pedersen, Mette Ø; Poulsen, Tim S; Gang, Anne O

    2015-01-01

    Topoisomerase (TOP) gene copy number changes may predict response to treatment with TOP-targeting drugs in cancer treatment. This was first described in patients with breast cancer and is currently being investigated in other malignant diseases. TOP-targeting drugs may induce TOP gene copy number...... changes at relapse, with possible implications for relapse therapy efficacy. TOP gene alterations in lymphoma are poorly investigated. In this study, TOP1 and TOP2A gene alterations were investigated in patients with de novo diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) (n = 33) and relapsed DLBCL treated...... with chemotherapy regimens including TOP2-targeting drugs (n = 16). No TOP1 or TOP2A copy number changes were found. Polysomy of chromosomes 20 and 17 was seen in 3 of 25 patients (12%) and 2 of 32 patients (6%) with de novo DLBCL. Among relapsed patients, chromosome polysomy was more frequently observed in 5 of 13...

  5. Mutational Profiling of Therapy-related Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myeloid Leukemia by Next Generation Sequencing, a Comparison with de novo Diseases

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    Ok, Chi Young; Patel, Keyur P.; Garcia-Manero, Guillermo; Routbort, Mark J.; Fu, Bin; Tang, Guilin; Goswami, Maitrayee; Singh, Rajesh; Kanagal-Shamanna, Rashmi; Pierce, Sherry A.; Young, Ken H.; Kantarjian, Hagop M.; Medeiros, L. Jeffrey; Luthra, Rajyalakshmi; Wang, Sa A.

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    In this study we used a next generation sequencing-based approach to profile gene mutations in therapy-related myelodysplastic syndromes (t-MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML); and compared these findings with de novo MDS/AML. Consecutive bone marrow samples of 498 patients, including 70 therapy-related (28 MDS and 42 AML) and 428 de novo (147 MDS and 281 AML) were analyzed using a modified-TruSeq Amplicon Cancer Panel (Illumina) covering mutation hotspots of 53 genes. Overall, mutation(s...

  6. Cavitation during the protein misfolding cyclic amplification (PMCA) method – The trigger for de novo prion generation?

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    Haigh, Cathryn L., E-mail: chaigh@unimelb.edu.au [Department of Pathology, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia); Drew, Simon C., E-mail: sdrew@unimelb.edu.au [Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 (Australia)

    2015-06-05

    The protein misfolding cyclic amplification (PMCA) technique has become a widely-adopted method for amplifying minute amounts of the infectious conformer of the prion protein (PrP). PMCA involves repeated cycles of 20 kHz sonication and incubation, during which the infectious conformer seeds the conversion of normally folded protein by a templating interaction. Recently, it has proved possible to create an infectious PrP conformer without the need for an infectious seed, by including RNA and the phospholipid POPG as essential cofactors during PMCA. The mechanism underpinning this de novo prion formation remains unknown. In this study, we first establish by spin trapping methods that cavitation bubbles formed during PMCA provide a radical-rich environment. Using a substrate preparation comparable to that employed in studies of de novo prion formation, we demonstrate by immuno-spin trapping that PrP- and RNA-centered radicals are generated during sonication, in addition to PrP-RNA cross-links. We further show that serial PMCA produces protease-resistant PrP that is oxidatively modified. We suggest a unique confluence of structural (membrane-mimetic hydrophobic/hydrophilic bubble interface) and chemical (ROS) effects underlie the phenomenon of de novo prion formation by PMCA, and that these effects have meaningful biological counterparts of possible relevance to spontaneous prion formation in vivo. - Highlights: • Sonication during PMCA generates free radicals at the surface of cavitation bubbles. • PrP-centered and RNA-centered radicals are formed in addition to PrP-RNA adducts. • De novo prions may result from ROS and structural constraints during cavitation.

  7. De novo assembly and characterization of the carrot transcriptome reveals novel genes, new markers, and genetic diversity

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    Matvienko Marta

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Among next generation sequence technologies, platforms such as Illumina and SOLiD produce short reads but with higher coverage and lower cost per sequenced nucleotide than 454 or Sanger. A challenge now is to develop efficient strategies to use short-read length platforms for de novo assembly and marker development. The scope of this study was to develop a de novo assembly of carrot ESTs from multiple genotypes using the Illumina platform, and to identify polymorphisms. Results A de novo assembly of transcriptome sequence from four genetic backgrounds produced 58,751 contigs and singletons. Over 50% of these assembled sequences were annotated allowing detection of transposable elements and new carrot anthocyanin genes. Presence of multiple genetic backgrounds in our assembly allowed the identification of 114 computationally polymorphic SSRs, and 20,058 SNPs at a depth of coverage of 20× or more. Polymorphisms were predominantly between inbred lines except for the cultivated x wild RIL pool which had high intra-sample polymorphism. About 90% and 88% of tested SSR and SNP primers amplified a product, of which 70% and 46%, respectively, were of the expected size. Out of verified SSR and SNP markers 84% and 82% were polymorphic. About 25% of SNPs genotyped were polymorphic in two diverse mapping populations. Conclusions This study confirmed the potential of short read platforms for de novo EST assembly and identification of genetic polymorphisms in carrot. In addition we produced the first large-scale transcriptome of carrot, a species lacking genomic resources.

  8. Impact of Cytogenetics on Outcome of De novo and Therapy-related AML and MDS after Allogeneic Transplantation

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    Armand, Philippe; Kim, Haesook T.; DeAngelo, Daniel J.; Ho, Vincent T.; Cutler, Corey S.; Stone, Richard M.; Ritz, Jerome; Alyea, Edwin P.; Antin, Joseph H.; Soiffer, Robert J.

    2009-01-01

    Cytogenetics has an important impact on the prognosis of patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for AML or MDS. However, it is unclear whether currently accepted cytogenetic risk groups, which were established for patients treated mostly with standard therapy, are optimally discriminating for patients undergoing HSCT. Also, the impact of cytogenetics in the growing population of patients with therapy-related disease has not been completely elucidated. In this study, we retrospectively analyzed data on 556 patients with AML or MDS transplanted at our institution. We examined, in multivariate analyses, the contribution of cytogenetics to survival, relapse, and non-relapse mortality (NRM) for the 476 patients with de novo disease. We used these results to establish an optimal cytogenetic grouping scheme. We then applied this grouping scheme to the 80 patients with therapy-related disease. Our proposed three-group cytogenetic classification outperformed the established grouping schemes for both de novo and therapy-related disease. When classified by this new scheme, cytogenetics was the strongest prognostic factor for overall survival in our cohort, through its impact on the risk of relapse (and not on NRM). After accounting for cytogenetics, patients with therapy-related AML or MDS had an equivalent outcome to those with de novo disease. This study demonstrates the impact of cytogenetics on the risk of relapse and death for patients with both de novo and therapy-related disease undergoing transplantation; it also emphasizes the necessity of using cytogenetics to stratify patients entering clinical trials, and provides a system for doing so, which can be validated in a multi-institutional database. PMID:17531775

  9. Modeling ERBB receptor-regulated G1/S transition to find novel targets for de novo trastuzumab resistance

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In breast cancer, overexpression of the transmembrane tyrosine kinase ERBB2 is an adverse prognostic marker, and occurs in almost 30% of the patients. For therapeutic intervention, ERBB2 is targeted by monoclonal antibody trastuzumab in adjuvant settings; however, de novo resistance to this antibody is still a serious issue, requiring the identification of additional targets to overcome resistance. In this study, we have combined computational simulations, experimental testing of simulation results, and finally reverse engineering of a protein interaction network to define potential therapeutic strategies for de novo trastuzumab resistant breast cancer. Results First, we employed Boolean logic to model regulatory interactions and simulated single and multiple protein loss-of-functions. Then, our simulation results were tested experimentally by producing single and double knockdowns of the network components and measuring their effects on G1/S transition during cell cycle progression. Combinatorial targeting of ERBB2 and EGFR did not affect the response to trastuzumab in de novo resistant cells, which might be due to decoupling of receptor activation and cell cycle progression. Furthermore, examination of c-MYC in resistant as well as in sensitive cell lines, using a specific chemical inhibitor of c-MYC (alone or in combination with trastuzumab, demonstrated that both trastuzumab sensitive and resistant cells responded to c-MYC perturbation. Conclusion In this study, we connected ERBB signaling with G1/S transition of the cell cycle via two major cell signaling pathways and two key transcription factors, to model an interaction network that allows for the identification of novel targets in the treatment of trastuzumab resistant breast cancer. Applying this new strategy, we found that, in contrast to trastuzumab sensitive breast cancer cells, combinatorial targeting of ERBB receptors or of key signaling intermediates does not

  10. YUCCA-mediated auxin biogenesis is required for cell fate transition occurring during de novo root organogenesis in Arabidopsis.

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    Chen, Lyuqin; Tong, Jianhua; Xiao, Langtao; Ruan, Ying; Liu, Jingchun; Zeng, Minhuan; Huang, Hai; Wang, Jia-Wei; Xu, Lin

    2016-07-01

    Many plant organs have the ability to regenerate a new plant after detachment or wounding via de novo organogenesis. During de novo root organogenesis from Arabidopsis thaliana leaf explants, endogenic auxin is essential for the fate transition of regeneration-competent cells to become root founder cells via activation of WUSCHEL-RELATED HOMEOBOX 11 (WOX11). However, the molecular events from leaf explant detachment to auxin-mediated cell fate transition are poorly understood. In this study, we used an assay to determine the concentration of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) to provide direct evidence that auxin is produced after leaf explant detachment, a process that involves YUCCA (YUC)-mediated auxin biogenesis. Inhibition of YUC prevents expression of WOX11 and fate transition of competent cells, resulting in the blocking of rooting. Further analysis showed that YUC1 and YUC4 act quickly (within 4 hours) in response to wounding after detachment in both light and dark conditions and promote auxin biogenesis in both mesophyll and competent cells, whereas YUC5, YUC8, and YUC9 primarily respond in dark conditions. In addition, YUC2 and YUC6 contribute to rooting by providing a basal auxin level in the leaf. Overall, our study indicates that YUC genes exhibit a division of labour during de novo root organogenesis from leaf explants in response to multiple signals. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Experimental Biology.

  11. Gene expression trade-offs between defence and growth in English elm induced by Ophiostoma novo-ulmi.

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    Perdiguero, Pedro; Sobrino-Plata, Juan; Venturas, Martin; Martín, Juan Antonio; Gil, Luis; Collada, Carmen

    2018-01-01

    Wilt diseases caused by vascular pathogens include some of the most damaging stresses affecting trees. Dutch elm disease (DED), caused by the fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi, destroyed most of North American and European elm populations in the 20th century. The highly susceptible English elm, also known as Atinian clone, suffered the highest mortality rates during the last pandemic event, probably due to its lack of genetic diversity. To study the DED pathosystem, we inoculated English elm ramets with O. novo-ulmi and evaluated xylem anatomy, molecular response, and disease symptoms. The high DED susceptibility of the clone was linked to xylem structure. The transcript levels changed significantly for 1,696 genes during O. novo-ulmi invasion. Genes covering different steps of the plant immune system were identified, many of which showed homology with Arabidopsis thaliana genes involved in systemic acquired resistance. Induction of several pathogenesis-related proteins and repression of fasciclin-like arabinogalactan proteins and other cell wall biosynthesis pathways evidence unbalanced costs between growth and defence mechanisms far from the inoculation point. This study sheds light on elm molecular defence mechanisms against DED. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  12. Novo-desenvolvimento, capital social e desigualdade social

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    Ana Cristina de Oliveira Oliveira

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda a tendência de enfrentamento da desigualdade social a partir, no campo econômico, da versão do novo-desenvolvimentismo e, no campo político e ideológico, a partir da noção de capital social, na tentativa de realizar um "capitalismo com face mais humana". Discutiremos duas ordens de questões, considerando a especificidade da formação social brasileira de capitalismo dependente: 1 a “construção de Estados fortes” para

    assegurar as condições de acumulação do capital, ampliando as margens do mercado de consumo, aliviando a pobreza e controlando possíveis tensões políticas e 2 a difusão da necessidade de construir uma sociedade em harmonia, que se traduz na incorporação da ética empreendedora dos empresários em todas as esferas sociais. Entendemos que este escopo político-econômico revela uma nova pedagogia da hegemonia, sustentada numa suposta alternativa
    de gerenciamento das novas expressões da “questão social”, voltada para educar o conformismo e ocultar o conflito de classes.
    Palavras-chave:  questão social; novo-desenvolvimentismo; capital social; inclusão forçada

  13. Origins of De Novo Genes in Human and Chimpanzee.

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    Ruiz-Orera, Jorge; Hernandez-Rodriguez, Jessica; Chiva, Cristina; Sabidó, Eduard; Kondova, Ivanela; Bontrop, Ronald; Marqués-Bonet, Tomàs; Albà, M Mar

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    The birth of new genes is an important motor of evolutionary innovation. Whereas many new genes arise by gene duplication, others originate at genomic regions that did not contain any genes or gene copies. Some of these newly expressed genes may acquire coding or non-coding functions and be preserved by natural selection. However, it is yet unclear which is the prevalence and underlying mechanisms of de novo gene emergence. In order to obtain a comprehensive view of this process, we have performed in-depth sequencing of the transcriptomes of four mammalian species--human, chimpanzee, macaque, and mouse--and subsequently compared the assembled transcripts and the corresponding syntenic genomic regions. This has resulted in the identification of over five thousand new multiexonic transcriptional events in human and/or chimpanzee that are not observed in the rest of species. Using comparative genomics, we show that the expression of these transcripts is associated with the gain of regulatory motifs upstream of the transcription start site (TSS) and of U1 snRNP sites downstream of the TSS. In general, these transcripts show little evidence of purifying selection, suggesting that many of them are not functional. However, we find signatures of selection in a subset of de novo genes which have evidence of protein translation. Taken together, the data support a model in which frequently-occurring new transcriptional events in the genome provide the raw material for the evolution of new proteins.

  14. De Novo Synthesis of Steroids and Oxysterols in Adipocytes*

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    Li, Jiehan; Daly, Edward; Campioli, Enrico; Wabitsch, Martin; Papadopoulos, Vassilios

    2014-01-01

    Local production and action of cholesterol metabolites such as steroids or oxysterols within endocrine tissues are currently recognized as an important principle in the cell type- and tissue-specific regulation of hormone effects. In adipocytes, one of the most abundant endocrine cells in the human body, the de novo production of steroids or oxysterols from cholesterol has not been examined. Here, we demonstrate that essential components of cholesterol transport and metabolism machinery in the initial steps of steroid and/or oxysterol biosynthesis pathways are present and active in adipocytes. The ability of adipocyte CYP11A1 in producing pregnenolone is demonstrated for the first time, rendering adipocyte a steroidogenic cell. The oxysterol 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC), synthesized by the mitochondrial enzyme CYP27A1, was identified as one of the major de novo adipocyte products from cholesterol and its precursor mevalonate. Inhibition of CYP27A1 activity or knockdown and deletion of the Cyp27a1 gene induced adipocyte differentiation, suggesting a paracrine or autocrine biological significance for the adipocyte-derived 27HC. These findings suggest that the presence of the 27HC biosynthesis pathway in adipocytes may represent a defense mechanism to prevent the formation of new fat cells upon overfeeding with dietary cholesterol. PMID:24280213

  15. De novo synthesis of steroids and oxysterols in adipocytes.

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    Li, Jiehan; Daly, Edward; Campioli, Enrico; Wabitsch, Martin; Papadopoulos, Vassilios

    2014-01-10

    Local production and action of cholesterol metabolites such as steroids or oxysterols within endocrine tissues are currently recognized as an important principle in the cell type- and tissue-specific regulation of hormone effects. In adipocytes, one of the most abundant endocrine cells in the human body, the de novo production of steroids or oxysterols from cholesterol has not been examined. Here, we demonstrate that essential components of cholesterol transport and metabolism machinery in the initial steps of steroid and/or oxysterol biosynthesis pathways are present and active in adipocytes. The ability of adipocyte CYP11A1 in producing pregnenolone is demonstrated for the first time, rendering adipocyte a steroidogenic cell. The oxysterol 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC), synthesized by the mitochondrial enzyme CYP27A1, was identified as one of the major de novo adipocyte products from cholesterol and its precursor mevalonate. Inhibition of CYP27A1 activity or knockdown and deletion of the Cyp27a1 gene induced adipocyte differentiation, suggesting a paracrine or autocrine biological significance for the adipocyte-derived 27HC. These findings suggest that the presence of the 27HC biosynthesis pathway in adipocytes may represent a defense mechanism to prevent the formation of new fat cells upon overfeeding with dietary cholesterol.

  16. Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes After Radiation Therapy Are Similar to De Novo Disease and Differ From Other Therapy-Related Myeloid Neoplasms

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    Nardi, Valentina; Winkfield, Karen M.; Ok, Chi Young; Niemierko, Andrzej; Kluk, Michael J.; Attar, Eyal C.; Garcia-Manero, Guillermo; Wang, Sa A.; Hasserjian, Robert P.

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    Purpose Therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MN) represent a unique clinical syndrome occurring in patients treated with chemotherapy and/or external-beam radiation (XRT) and are characterized by poorer prognosis compared with de novo disease. XRT techniques have evolved in recent years and are associated with significantly reduced bone marrow exposure. The characteristics of post-XRT t-MN in the current era have not been studied. Patients and Methods We analyzed patients who developed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) after XRT alone (47 patients) or cytotoxic chemotherapy/combined-modality therapy (C/CMT, 181 patients) and compared them with patients with de novo MDS or AML (222 patients). We estimated bone marrow exposure to radiation and compared the clinical, pathologic, and cytogenetic features and outcome of the XRT patients with the C/CMT patients and with patients with de novo MDS and AML. Results Patients with t-MN after XRT alone had superior overall survival (P = .006) and lower incidence of high-risk karyotypes (P = .01 for AML and < .001 for MDS) compared with patients in the C/CMT group. In contrast, there were no significant differences in survival or frequency of high-risk karyotypes between the XRT and de novo groups. Conclusion AML and MDS diagnosed in the past decade in patients after receiving XRT alone differ from t-MN occurring after C/CMT and share genetic features and clinical behavior with de novo AML/MDS. Our results suggest that post-XRT MDS/AML may not represent a direct consequence of radiation toxicity and warrant a therapeutic approach similar to de novo disease. PMID:22585703

  17. Risks and treatment strategies for de novo hepatitis B virus infection from anti-HBc-positive donors in pediatric living donor liver transplantation.

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    Dong, Chong; Gao, Wei; Ma, Nan; Sun, Chao; Zheng, Wei-Ping; Wang, Kai; Shen, Zhong-Yang

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    The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and risk factors of de novo HBV infection in pediatric patients receiving living donor liver transplants (LDLT) from HBcAb-positive donors, and to explore its treatment strategies. The data of 101 pediatric recipients receiving LDLT in Tianjin First Central Hospital between September 2006 and December 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. The HBV markers were regularly tested before and after the surgery, including HBsAb, HBsAg, HBeAg, HBeAb, and HBcAb. The median follow-up period was 25.6 months, during which eight cases (7.92%) were diagnosed with de novo HBV infection. Forty-four (43.6%) of the children received HBcAb-positive allografts. The rate of de novo HBV in the children that received HBcAb+ livers vs those received HBcAb- livers was 15.9% (7/44) vs 1.7% (1/57) (P=.037). The rates of de novo HBV in the children who received HBcAb-positive allografts were significantly less than in those that received preventative therapy with HBIG and lamivudine treatment (2/31, 6.4%) vs those that did not (5/13, 38.5%) (PHBcAb-positive liver donors are strongly associated with de novo HBV in HBsAg-negative pediatric patients receiving LDLT. However, the incidence of de novo HBV infection is significantly less with the use of prophylactic treatment strategies. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  18. Contrôle genético dos "frutos chochos" no Café "Mundo Novo" Manofactorial inheritance of "empty-locule" in the Mundo Novo coffee

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    A. J. T. Mendes

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    -cut separation of Mundo Novo coffee populations into two classes : a plants in which the discoid endosperm is not formed (normal plants ; and b plants in which the disc occurs (hight percentage of empty locules. A survey was made of three Mundo Novo plantings representing different generations of an once-existing small group of plants. Under the assumption that the original plants (maximum of eight plants were Dd (F1, the first plantings made with their seeds represented F2 populations and should have DD and Dd individuals in a ratio of 1:2. A second planting has been made with seed collected from 400 plants that represented another group of the supposed F2 generation; assuming that this F2 had 1DD:2Dd, and that 10% of cross pollination occurred, this F3 population should consist of DD and Dd individuals in the ratio of 59:41. A third group of plants that was examined had been planted with seed collected from 15 plants selected from the first planting of the F2 generation. Sampling of these 15 parent plants indicated that according to the presence of discoid endosperm they were 4DD:11Dd; assuming that 10% of cross pollination occurred and taking into account that an equal number (20 of seedlings was selected from each progeny, it was expected that the ratio in this F3 lot would be 51:49. Samples of 100,100, and 262 plants that were examined in the one lot that represented an F2 generation and in the two others that represented F3 generations, respectively, confirmed the above-mentioned expectations. Individual study of the plants belonging to the 15 progenies showed that the 197 plants derived from the 11 Dd plants were in the ratio of 1DD:2Dd; among the 65 plants derived from the 4 DD individuals, only four were Dd, which corresponds closely to a possible 10% of cross pollination. Emasculated flowers of Dd plants that were pollinated with DD pollen produced only normal seeds, thus confirming the genetic origin of empty locules. The frequency of empty locules only seldom reaches

  19. Are de novo acute heart failure and acutely worsened chronic heart failure two subgroups of the same syndrome?

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Acute heart failure (AHF is one of the most common diseases in emergency medicine, associated with poor prognosis and high in-hospital and long-term mortality. Objective. To investigate clinical presentation of patients with de novo AHF and acute worsening of chronic heart failure (CHF and to identify differences in blood levels of biomarkers and echocardiography findings. Methods. This prospective study comprised 64 consecutive patients being grouped according to the onset of the disease into patients with the de novo AHF (45.3%, and patients with acute worsening of CHF (54.7%. Results. Acute congestion (60% was the most common manifestation of de novo AHF, whereas pulmonary oedema (43.1% was the most common manifestation of acutely decompensated CHF. Patients with acutely decompensated CHF had significantly higher blood values of creatinine (147.10 vs 113.16 μmol/l; p<0.05, urea (12.63 vs 7.82 mmol/l; p<0.05, BNP (1440.11 vs 712.24 pg/ml; p<001 and NTproBNP (9097.00 vs 2827.70 pg/ml; p<0.01 on admission, and lower values of M-mode left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF during hospitalization (49.44% vs 42.94%; p<0.05. The follow-up after one year revealed still significantly higher BNP (365.49 vs 164.02 pg/ ml; p<0.05 and lower average values of both LVEF in patients with acutely worsened CHF (46.62% vs 54.41% and 39.52% vs 47.88%; p<0.05. Conclusion. Considering differences in clinical severity on admission, echocardiography and natriuretic peptide values during hospitalization and after one year follow-up, de novo AHF and acutely worsened CHF are two different subgroups of the same syndrome.

  20. Hair Follicle and Sebaceous Gland De Novo Regeneration With Cultured Epidermal Stem Cells and Skin-Derived Precursors.

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    Wang, Xiaoxiao; Wang, Xusheng; Liu, Jianjun; Cai, Ting; Guo, Ling; Wang, Shujuan; Wang, Jinmei; Cao, Yanpei; Ge, Jianfeng; Jiang, Yuyang; Tredget, Edward E; Cao, Mengjun; Wu, Yaojiong

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    : Stem cell-based organ regeneration is purported to enable the replacement of impaired organs in the foreseeable future. Here, we demonstrated that a combination of cultured epidermal stem cells (Epi-SCs) derived from the epidermis and skin-derived precursors (SKPs) was capable of reconstituting functional hair follicles and sebaceous glands (SG). When Epi-SCs and SKPs were mixed in a hydrogel and implanted into an excisional wound in nude mice, the Epi-SCs formed de novo epidermis along with hair follicles, and SKPs contributed to dermal papilla in the neogenic hair follicles. Notably, a combination of culture-expanded Epi-SCs and SKPs derived from the adult human scalp were sufficient to generate hair follicles and hair. Bone morphogenetic protein 4, but not Wnts, sustained the expression of alkaline phosphatase in SKPs in vitro and the hair follicle-inductive property in vivo when SKPs were engrafted with neonatal epidermal cells into excisional wounds. In addition, Epi-SCs were capable of differentiating into sebocytes and formed de novo SGs, which excreted lipids as do normal SGs. Thus our results indicate that cultured Epi-SCs and SKPs are sufficient to generate de novo hair follicles and SGs, implying great potential to develop novel bioengineered skin substitutes with appendage genesis capacity. In postpartum humans, skin appendages lost in injury are not regenerated, despite the considerable achievement made in skin bioengineering. In this study, transplantation of a combination of culture-expanded epidermal stem cells and skin-derived progenitors from mice and adult humans led to de novo regeneration of functional hair follicles and sebaceous glands. The data provide transferable knowledge for the development of novel bioengineered skin substitutes with epidermal appendage regeneration capacity. ©AlphaMed Press.

  1. De novo dominant mutation of SOX10 gene in a Chinese family with Waardenburg syndrome type II.

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    Chen, Kaitian; Zong, Ling; Liu, Min; Zhan, Yuan; Wu, Xuan; Zou, Wenting; Jiang, Hongyan

    2014-06-01

    Waardenburg syndrome is a rare genetic disorder, inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The condition is characterized by sensorineural hearing loss and pigment disturbances of the hair, skin, and iris. The de novo mutation in the SOX10 gene, responsible for Waardenburg syndrome type II, is rarely seen. The present study aimed to identify the genetic causes of Waardenburg syndrome type II in a Chinese family. Clinical and molecular evaluations were conducted in a Chinese family with Waardenburg syndrome type II. A novel SOX10 heterozygous c.259-260delCT mutation was identified. Heterozygosity was not observed in the parents and sister of the proband, indicating that the mutation has arisen de novo. The novel frameshift mutation, located in exon 3 of the SOX10 gene, disrupted normal amino acid coding from Leu87, leading to premature termination at nucleotide 396 (TGA). The high mobility group domain of SOX10 was inferred to be partially impaired. The novel heterozygous c.259-260delCT mutation in the SOX10 gene was considered to be the cause of Waardenburg syndrome in the proband. The clinical and genetic characterization of this family would help elucidate the genetic heterogeneity of SOX10 in Waardenburg syndrome type II. Moreover, the de novo pattern expanded the mutation data of SOX10. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. A de novo Mutation in KMT2A (MLL) in monozygotic twins with Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome.

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    Dunkerton, Sophie; Field, Matthew; Cho, Vicki; Bertram, Edward; Whittle, Belinda; Groves, Alexandra; Goel, Himanshu

    2015-09-01

    Growth deficiency, psychomotor delay, and facial dysmorphism was originally described in a male patient in 1989 by Wiedemann et al. and later in 2000 by Steiner et al. Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome (WSS) has since been described only a few times in the literature, with the phenotypic spectrum both expanding and becoming more delineated with each patient reported. We report on the clinical and molecular features of monozygotic twins with a de novo mutation in KMT2A. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) microarray was done on both twins and whole-exome sequencing was done using both parents and one of the affected twins. SNP microarray confirmed that they were monozygotic twins. A de novo heterozygous variant (p. Arg1083*) in the KMT2A gene was identified through whole-exome sequencing, confirming the diagnosis of WSS. In this study, we have identified a de novo mutation in KMT2A associated with psychomotor developmental delay, facial dysmorphism, short stature, hypertrichosis cubiti, and small kidneys. This finding in monozygotic twins gives specificity to the WSS. The description of more cases of WSS is needed for further delineation of this condition. Small kidneys with normal function have not been described in this condition in the medical literature before. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  3. Materiais avançados: novos produtos e novos processos na indústria automobilística

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    Heloisa V. de Medina

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Esse artigo mostra o desenvolvimento recente dos materiais novos e avançados e seus impactos na organização insustrial exigindo flexibilidade em todas as fases: P&D, projeto e produção. Essas mudanças estão gerando produtos novos e melhorados e atendendo também aos requisitos ambientais. Discute-se o conceito de materiais avançados e apresenta-se os desenvolvimentos recentes nesse campo. O desenvolvimento de materiais especiais para o setor automobilístico é também enfatizado como exemplo significativo da revolução dos materiais e seus impactos inovadores na estrutura industrial deste setor vital.This article shows the recent development of new and advanced materials and its impatcs on the industrial organization, asking for flexiblility from the R&D through the design fase until the production level. These changes are enabling new and better products and also meeting environmental requirements. The concept of advanced material is discussed and the recent progresses on materials field are presented.. The development of special materials and its new applications in the automotive industry is also stressed as a significant exemple of the materials revolution and its innovative impacts on the industrial structure of this core sector.

  4. Melhoramento do cafeeiro: XXXVIII. Observações sobre progênies do cultivar Mundo-Novo de Coffea arabica na estação experimental de Mococa Coffee breeding: XXXVIII-observation on progenies of the Mundo-Novo cultivars of Coffea arabica in the Mococa experimental station

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    Túlio R. Rocha

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    Full Text Available Os dados analisados no experimento localizado em Mococa sobre a produtividade de 112 progênies dos cultivares Mundo-Novo S1 e S2, Bourbon-Amarelo, BourbonVermelho e Caturra-Vermelho de Coffea arabica no período de 1955 a 1971, indicaram que as de Mundo-Novo S1, de prefixos MP 474, MP 502, MP 469, MP 492 e MP 475, revelaram-se como as mais produtivas, assemelhando-se a algumas progênies 'Mundo--Novo' S2. Dentre estas, destacou-se a de prefixo MP 388-6, que atingiu o nível mais elevado de produção do experimento. As progênies de 'Mundo-Novo', em conjunto, produziram 44% a mais do que as de Bourbon-Amarelo e, estas, 60% a mais do que as de Bourbon-Vermelho e Caturra-Vermelho. A altura e o diâmetro da copa atingiram valores médios mais elevados para as progênies de 'Mundo-Novo'. Verificaram-se correlações positivas e altamente significativas entre altura média da planta e diâmetro médio da copa com a produção das progênies. As progênies mais produtivas revelaram rendimento (relação entre peso de café maduro e beneficiado de aproximadamente 6,0 e porcentagem de sementes normais, do tipo chato, acima de 80. Quanto ao tamanho das sementes do tipo chato, duas progênies 'Mundo-Novo' S1, MP 474 e MP 452, apresentaram peneira média maior, permi-tindo seleção de plantas com essa característica e com elevada produção.Coffee progenies of the Mundo-Novo cultivars of Coffea arabica were studied in an experiment located at the Mococa Experimental Station of the Instituto Agronômico in comparison with Bourbon-Amarelo, Bourbon-Vermelho and Caturra-Vermelho cultivars of the same species. During a period of 17 consecutive cropping years (1955-1971, Mundo-Novo yielded approximately 44% more than Bourbon-Amarelo and this cultivars yielded 60% more than Bourbon-Vermelho and Caturra-Vermelho. Among the 89 S1 'Mundo-Novo' progenies, MP 474, MP 502, MP 469, MP 492 and MP 475 yielded as much as the two best 'Mundo-Novo' S2 progenies. Greater

  5. De novo mutation in the dopamine transporter gene associates dopamine dysfunction with autism spectrum disorder

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    Hamilton, P J; Campbell, N G; Sharma, S

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    De novo genetic variation is an important class of risk factors for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recently, whole-exome sequencing of ASD families has identified a novel de novo missense mutation in the human dopamine (DA) transporter (hDAT) gene, which results in a Thr to Met substitution...

  6. 76 FR 68767 - Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; De Novo Classification...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2011-D-0689] Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; De Novo Classification Process... for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; De Novo Classification Process (Evaluation of...

  7. De novo assembly of human genomes with massively parallel short read sequencing

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    Li, Ruiqiang; Zhu, Hongmei; Ruan, Jue

    2010-01-01

    Next-generation massively parallel DNA sequencing technologies provide ultrahigh throughput at a substantially lower unit data cost; however, the data are very short read length sequences, making de novo assembly extremely challenging. Here, we describe a novel method for de novo assembly of larg...

  8. De novo mutations in synaptic transmission genes including DNM1 cause epileptic encephalopathies

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    analyzed exome-sequencing data of 356 trios with the "classical" epileptic encephalopathies, infantile spasms and Lennox Gastaut syndrome, including 264 trios previously analyzed by the Epi4K/EPGP consortium. In this expanded cohort, we find 429 de novo mutations, including de novo mutations in DNM1...

  9. De novo transcriptome sequencing in Anopheles funestus using Illumina RNA-seq technology.

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    Jacob E Crawford

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Anopheles funestus is one of the primary vectors of human malaria, which causes a million deaths each year in sub-Saharan Africa. Few scientific resources are available to facilitate studies of this mosquito species and relatively little is known about its basic biology and evolution, making development and implementation of novel disease control efforts more difficult. The An. funestus genome has not been sequenced, so in order to facilitate genome-scale experimental biology, we have sequenced the adult female transcriptome of An. funestus from a newly founded colony in Burkina Faso, West Africa, using the Illumina GAIIx next generation sequencing platform. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We assembled short Illumina reads de novo using a novel approach involving iterative de novo assemblies and "target-based" contig clustering. We then selected a conservative set of 15,527 contigs through comparisons to four Dipteran transcriptomes as well as multiple functional and conserved protein domain databases. Comparison to the Anopheles gambiae immune system identified 339 contigs as putative immune genes, thus identifying a large portion of the immune system that can form the basis for subsequent studies of this important malaria vector. We identified 5,434 1:1 orthologues between An. funestus and An. gambiae and found that among these 1:1 orthologues, the protein sequence of those with putative immune function were significantly more diverged than the transcriptome as a whole. Short read alignments to the contig set revealed almost 367,000 genetic polymorphisms segregating in the An. funestus colony and demonstrated the utility of the assembled transcriptome for use in RNA-seq based measurements of gene expression. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: We developed a pipeline that makes de novo transcriptome sequencing possible in virtually any organism at a very reasonable cost ($6,300 in sequencing costs in our case. We anticipate that our approach

  10. Radiotherapy, Especially at Young Age, Increases the Risk for De Novo Brain Tumors in Patients Treated for Pituitary/Sellar Lesions

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    Burman, Pia; van Beek, Andre P.; Biller, Beverly M.K.; Camacho-Hubner, Cecilia; Mattsson, Anders F.

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    Context: De novo brain tumors developing after treatment of pituitary/sellar lesions have been reported, but it is unknown whether this is linked to any of the treatment modalities. Objective: To study the occurrence of malignant brain tumors and meningiomas in a large cohort of patients treated for

  11. A de novo balanced t(2;6)(p15;p22.3) in a patient with West Syndrome disrupts a lnc-RNA.

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    Vandeweyer, G.; Aa, N. van der; Ceulemans, B.; Bon, B.W.M. van; Rooms, L.; Kooy, R.F.

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    In a male patient with West Syndrome we identified a perfectly balanced, de novo balanced translocation 46,XY,t(2;6)(p15;p22.3). No known protein coding genes were disrupted by the translocation and positional effects on nearby genes were excluded by expression studies. A putative long non-coding

  12. De Novo duplication in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 1A

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    Mandich, P.; Bellone, E.; Ajmar, F. [and others

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    We read with interest the paper on {open_quotes}Prevalence and Origin of De Novo Duplications in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 1A: First Report of a De Novo Duplication with a Maternal Origin,{close_quotes}. They reported their experience with 10 sporadic cases of Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A (CMT1A) in which it was demonstrated that the disease had arisen as the result of a de novo duplication. They analyzed the de novo-duplication families by using microsatellite markers and identified the parental origin of the duplication in eight cases. In one family the duplication was of maternal origin, whereas in the remaining seven cases it was of paternal origin. The authors concluded that their report was the first evidence of a de novo duplication of maternal origin, suggesting that this is not a phenomenon associated solely with male meiosis. 7 refs.

  13. A Tissue-Mapped Axolotl De Novo Transcriptome Enables Identification of Limb Regeneration Factors

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    Donald M. Bryant

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    Full Text Available Mammals have extremely limited regenerative capabilities; however, axolotls are profoundly regenerative and can replace entire limbs. The mechanisms underlying limb regeneration remain poorly understood, partly because the enormous and incompletely sequenced genomes of axolotls have hindered the study of genes facilitating regeneration. We assembled and annotated a de novo transcriptome using RNA-sequencing profiles for a broad spectrum of tissues that is estimated to have near-complete sequence information for 88% of axolotl genes. We devised expression analyses that identified the axolotl orthologs of cirbp and kazald1 as highly expressed and enriched in blastemas. Using morpholino anti-sense oligonucleotides, we find evidence that cirbp plays a cytoprotective role during limb regeneration whereas manipulation of kazald1 expression disrupts regeneration. Our transcriptome and annotation resources greatly complement previous transcriptomic studies and will be a valuable resource for future research in regenerative biology.

  14. CIPESC® Curitiba: o trabalho da enfermagem no Distrito Bairro Novo CIPESC® Curitiba: el trabajo de enfermería en el Districto Bairro Novo CIPESC® Curitiba: the work of nursing at Bairro Novo District

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    Denise Maria Altino

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    Full Text Available Curitiba implantou em rede o sistema Classificação Internacional das Práticas de Enfermagem em Saúde Coletiva - CIPESC®. O presente estudo objetivou identificar as atividades exercidas pelos profissionais de enfermagem nas unidades de saúde do distrito Bairro Novo de Curitiba. Trata-se de uma pesquisa descritiva em que foram entrevistados auxiliares e enfermeiras utilizando-se de um check-list. Os resultados mostram que: o acolhimento é realizado por todos; as auxiliares se ocupam mais das atividades assistencial-procedimentais; a totalidade das enfermeiras realiza consulta de enfermagem diariamente, recorrendo ao prontuário eletrônico de base CIPESC®. Conclui-se que, excetuando-se as atividades de pesquisa, houve intensificação e ampliação das atividades assistenciais sistematizadas e embasadas no trabalho cotidiano da enfermagem, intra e extramuros.Curitiba implantó el sistema Clasificación Internacional de las Prácticas de Enfermería en Salud Colectiva - CIPESC®. El presente estudio objetivó identificar las actividades ejercidas por personal de enfermería en la red de atención básica de la salud del distrito Bairro Novo, Curitiba. Ha hecho una investigación junto a los trabajadores de enfermería, recorriendo-se a check-list. Los resultados mostrarán: todos realizan el acogimiento; las auxiliares de enfermería se ocupan más de las actividades asistencial-procedimentales; todas las enfermeras realizan consulta de enfermería diariamente, utilizando-se del prontuario electrónico bases CIPESC®. En conclusión, excepto las actividades del investigación, hube intensificación y ampliación de las actividades asistenciales, que se ubican sistematizadas e embasadas en el trabajo cotidiano de la enfermería, así como la educación y planeamiento.Curitiba has been utilized system CIPESC® - International Nursing Practice Classification in Collective Health. This study goal identifies the activities of nursing staff in

  15. De novo artistic activity following insular-SII ischemia.

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    Thomas-Anterion, Catherine; Creac'h, Christelle; Dionet, Elsa; Borg, Céline; Extier, Chantal; Faillenot, Isabelle; Peyron, Roland

    2010-07-01

    We report here the case of a female patient who developed the following behavioural changes after a brain lesion involving the left posterior insula and SII cortices. She discovered de novo artistic capabilities for painting, with an episodic and compulsive need to paint ("hyperpainting"), but also exhibited changes in her ability to feel emotions. In addition, she had a typical neuropathic pain syndrome, including provoked pain and spontaneous pain, whose intensity was worsened when she painted with cold colours. This case-report suggests some kind of synaesthesiae, which has previously been reported for other sensory modalities. These findings suggest that a cross-talk between emotional, thermosensory, pain, and motivational functions may take place during recovery, at the level of the left insular-SII cortices. Copyright 2010. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  16. Katome: de novo DNA assembler implemented in rust

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    Neumann, Łukasz; Nowak, Robert M.; Kuśmirek, Wiktor

    2017-08-01

    Katome is a new de novo sequence assembler written in the Rust programming language, designed with respect to future parallelization of the algorithms, run time and memory usage optimization. The application uses new algorithms for the correct assembly of repetitive sequences. Performance and quality tests were performed on various data, comparing the new application to `dnaasm', `ABySS' and `Velvet' genome assemblers. Quality tests indicate that the new assembler creates more contigs than well-established solutions, but the contigs have better quality with regard to mismatches per 100kbp and indels per 100kbp. Additionally, benchmarks indicate that the Rust-based implementation outperforms `dnaasm', `ABySS' and `Velvet' assemblers, written in C++, in terms of assembly time. Lower memory usage in comparison to `dnaasm' is observed.

  17. De novo development of artistic creativity in Alzheimer's disease

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    Chakravarty, Ambar

    2011-01-01

    The case of an 82-year-old female with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD), who developed unusual artistic creativity after development of her disease, is described. The possible pathogenetic mechanism is discussed. The patient showed no inclination toward visual arts during her premorbid years. However, 4 years after development of AD suggestive symptoms she started painting beautiful pictures rather impulsively. Some such paintings have been appreciated even by a qualified art expert. Such de novo development of artistic creativity had been described earlier in subjects with the semantic form of fronto-temporal dementia (FTD), but not in AD. The prevailing concept of lateralized compromise and paradoxical functional facilitation, proposed in connection with FTD subjects, may not be applicable in AD subjects where the affection is more diffuse and more posterior in the brain. Hence, the likely pathogenetic mechanism involved in the case described may remain uncertain. Possibilities are discussed. PMID:22346020

  18. De novo SOX11 mutations cause Coffin-Siris syndrome.

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    Tsurusaki, Yoshinori; Koshimizu, Eriko; Ohashi, Hirofumi; Phadke, Shubha; Kou, Ikuyo; Shiina, Masaaki; Suzuki, Toshifumi; Okamoto, Nobuhiko; Imamura, Shintaro; Yamashita, Michiaki; Watanabe, Satoshi; Yoshiura, Koh-ichiro; Kodera, Hirofumi; Miyatake, Satoko; Nakashima, Mitsuko; Saitsu, Hirotomo; Ogata, Kazuhiro; Ikegawa, Shiro; Miyake, Noriko; Matsumoto, Naomichi

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    Coffin-Siris syndrome (CSS) is a congenital disorder characterized by growth deficiency, intellectual disability, microcephaly, characteristic facial features and hypoplastic nails of the fifth fingers and/or toes. We previously identified mutations in five genes encoding subunits of the BAF complex, in 55% of CSS patients. Here we perform whole-exome sequencing in additional CSS patients, identifying de novo SOX11 mutations in two patients with a mild CSS phenotype. sox11a/b knockdown in zebrafish causes brain abnormalities, potentially explaining the brain phenotype of CSS. SOX11 is the downstream transcriptional factor of the PAX6-BAF complex, highlighting the importance of the BAF complex and SOX11 transcriptional network in brain development.

  19. Herpes simplex virus 1 induces de novo phospholipid synthesis

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    Sutter, Esther [Electron Microscopy, Institute of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Zuerich (Switzerland); Oliveira, Anna Paula de; Tobler, Kurt [Electron microscopy, Institute of Virology, University of Zuerich (Switzerland); Schraner, Elisabeth M. [Electron Microscopy, Institute of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Zuerich (Switzerland); Sonda, Sabrina [Institute of Parasitology, University of Zuerich (Switzerland); Kaech, Andres [Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis, University of Zuerich (Switzerland); Lucas, Miriam S. [Electron Microscopy ETH Zuerich (EMEZ), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zuerich (Switzerland); Ackermann, Mathias [Electron microscopy, Institute of Virology, University of Zuerich (Switzerland); Wild, Peter, E-mail: pewild@access.uzh.ch [Electron Microscopy, Institute of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2012-08-01

    Herpes simplex virus type 1 capsids bud at nuclear membranes and Golgi membranes acquiring an envelope composed of phospholipids. Hence, we measured incorporation of phospholipid precursors into these membranes, and quantified changes in size of cellular compartments by morphometric analysis. Incorporation of [{sup 3}H]-choline into both nuclear and cytoplasmic membranes was significantly enhanced upon infection. [{sup 3}H]-choline was also part of isolated virions even grown in the presence of brefeldin A. Nuclei expanded early in infection. The Golgi complex and vacuoles increased substantially whereas the endoplasmic reticulum enlarged only temporarily. The data suggest that HSV-1 stimulates phospholipid synthesis, and that de novo synthesized phospholipids are inserted into nuclear and cytoplasmic membranes to i) maintain membrane integrity in the course of nuclear and cellular expansion, ii) to supply membrane constituents for envelopment of capsids by budding at nuclear membranes and Golgi membranes, and iii) to provide membranes for formation of transport vacuoles.

  20. De-novo design of antimicrobial peptides for plant protection.

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    Benjamin Zeitler

    Full Text Available This work describes the de-novo design of peptides that inhibit a broad range of plant pathogens. Four structurally different groups of peptides were developed that differ in size and position of their charged and hydrophobic clusters and were assayed for their ability to inhibit bacterial growth and fungal spore germination. Several peptides are highly active at concentrations between 0,1 and 1 µg/ml against plant pathogenic bacteria, such as Pseudomonas syringae, Pectobacterium carotovorum, and Xanthomonas vesicatoria. Importantly, no hemolytic activity could be detected for these peptides at concentrations up to 200 µg/ml. Moreover, the peptides are also active after spraying on the plant surface demonstrating a possible way of application. In sum, our designed peptides represent new antimicrobial agents and with the increasing demand for antimicrobial compounds for production of "healthy" food, these peptides might serve as templates for novel antibacterial and antifungal agents.

  1. De novo assembly of a haplotype-resolved human genome.

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    Cao, Hongzhi; Wu, Honglong; Luo, Ruibang; Huang, Shujia; Sun, Yuhui; Tong, Xin; Xie, Yinlong; Liu, Binghang; Yang, Hailong; Zheng, Hancheng; Li, Jian; Li, Bo; Wang, Yu; Yang, Fang; Sun, Peng; Liu, Siyang; Gao, Peng; Huang, Haodong; Sun, Jing; Chen, Dan; He, Guangzhu; Huang, Weihua; Huang, Zheng; Li, Yue; Tellier, Laurent C A M; Liu, Xiao; Feng, Qiang; Xu, Xun; Zhang, Xiuqing; Bolund, Lars; Krogh, Anders; Kristiansen, Karsten; Drmanac, Radoje; Drmanac, Snezana; Nielsen, Rasmus; Li, Songgang; Wang, Jian; Yang, Huanming; Li, Yingrui; Wong, Gane Ka-Shu; Wang, Jun

    2015-06-01

    The human genome is diploid, and knowledge of the variants on each chromosome is important for the interpretation of genomic information. Here we report the assembly of a haplotype-resolved diploid genome without using a reference genome. Our pipeline relies on fosmid pooling together with whole-genome shotgun strategies, based solely on next-generation sequencing and hierarchical assembly methods. We applied our sequencing method to the genome of an Asian individual and generated a 5.15-Gb assembled genome with a haplotype N50 of 484 kb. Our analysis identified previously undetected indels and 7.49 Mb of novel coding sequences that could not be aligned to the human reference genome, which include at least six predicted genes. This haplotype-resolved genome represents the most complete de novo human genome assembly to date. Application of our approach to identify individual haplotype differences should aid in translating genotypes to phenotypes for the development of personalized medicine.

  2. De novo assembly of a haplotype-resolved human genome

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    Cao, Hongzhi; Wu, Honglong; Luo, Ruibang

    2015-01-01

    The human genome is diploid, and knowledge of the variants on each chromosome is important for the interpretation of genomic information. Here we report the assembly of a haplotype-resolved diploid genome without using a reference genome. Our pipeline relies on fosmid pooling together with whole-genome...... of novel coding sequences that could not be aligned to the human reference genome, which include at least six predicted genes. This haplotype-resolved genome represents the most complete de novo human genome assembly to date. Application of our approach to identify individual haplotype differences should...... shotgun strategies, based solely on next-generation sequencing and hierarchical assembly methods. We applied our sequencing method to the genome of an Asian individual and generated a 5.15-Gb assembled genome with a haplotype N50 of 484 kb. Our analysis identified previously undetected indels and 7.49 Mb...

  3. Novo teste para diagnóstico das afasias

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    José G. Albernaz

    1953-06-01

    Full Text Available Um novo teste para diagnóstico e contrôle do tratamento das diferentes formas de afasia, especialmente adaptado para a língua portuguêsa, é apresentado e descrito em detalhe. O teste, que será de valor para clínicos e psicólogos interessados no tratamento e reabilitação de pacientes afásicos, se executa em cêrca de 30 minutos, interpreta-se fàcilmente e fornece os elementos necessários para o planejamento da reeducação da linguagem. Além disso, a repetição do teste de tempos em tempos indicará os progressos do paciente e sugerirá modificações do plano de tratamento no momento oportuno.

  4. Application of Generative Autoencoder in De Novo Molecular Design.

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    Blaschke, Thomas; Olivecrona, Marcus; Engkvist, Ola; Bajorath, Jürgen; Chen, Hongming

    2018-01-01

    A major challenge in computational chemistry is the generation of novel molecular structures with desirable pharmacological and physiochemical properties. In this work, we investigate the potential use of autoencoder, a deep learning methodology, for de novo molecular design. Various generative autoencoders were used to map molecule structures into a continuous latent space and vice versa and their performance as structure generator was assessed. Our results show that the latent space preserves chemical similarity principle and thus can be used for the generation of analogue structures. Furthermore, the latent space created by autoencoders were searched systematically to generate novel compounds with predicted activity against dopamine receptor type 2 and compounds similar to known active compounds not included in the trainings set were identified. © 2018 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

  5. Accurate de novo design of hyperstable constrained peptides

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    Bhardwaj, Gaurav; Mulligan, Vikram Khipple; Bahl, Christopher D.; Gilmore, Jason M.; Harvey, Peta J.; Cheneval, Olivier; Buchko, Garry W.; Pulavarti, Surya V. S. R. K.; Kaas, Quentin; Eletsky, Alexander; Huang, Po-Ssu; Johnsen, William A.; Greisen, Per Jr; Rocklin, Gabriel J.; Song, Yifan; Linsky, Thomas W.; Watkins, Andrew; Rettie, Stephen A.; Xu, Xianzhong; Carter, Lauren P.; Bonneau, Richard; Olson, James M.; Coutsias, Evangelos; Correnti, Colin E.; Szyperski, Thomas; Craik, David J.; Baker, David

    2016-09-14

    Covalently-crosslinked peptides present attractive opportunities for developing new therapeutics. Lying between small molecule and protein therapeutics in size, natural crosslinked peptides play critical roles in signaling, virulence and immunity. Engineering novel peptides with precise control over their three-dimensional structures is a significant challenge. Here we describe the development of computational methods for de novo design of conformationally-restricted peptides, and the use of these methods to design hyperstable disulfide-stabilized miniproteins, heterochiral peptides, and N-C cyclic peptides. Experimentally-determined X-ray and NMR structures for 12 of the designs are nearly identical to the computational models. The computational design methods and stable scaffolds provide the basis for a new generation of peptide-based drugs.

  6. Repensando o ser enfermeiro docente na perspectiva do pensamento complexo Repensando el ser enfermeiro docente en la perspectiva del pensamiento complejo Rethinking the to be a nurse teacher in the perspective of the complex thought

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    Dirce Stein Backes

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudo qualitativo com características de pesquisa-ação. Objetivou-se, repensar o ser enfermeiro docente na perspectiva do pensamento complexo. Com a formação de uma comissão, em maio de 2009, responsável pelo desencadeamento das discussões acerca metodologias de ensino-aprendizagem, foi elaborado um projeto, com etapas seqüenciais de intervenção. Participaram do estudo, aproximadamente 380 discentes e 30 docentes do curso de enfermagem do Centro Universitário Franciscano. A análise temática das informações, obtidas por meio de encontros coletivos, possibilitou delimitar a categoria: Necessitando desenvolver a liderança e a habilidade didática para o ensino superior. A docência no ensino superior, não constitui um processo centrado na pessoa do professor, mas requer o envolvimento ativo e efetivo do estudante, como autor e protagonistas de sua própria história.Estudio cualitativo con características de pesquisa-acción. Se propuso pensar el ser enfermero docente en la perspectiva del pensamiento complejo. Con este objetivo, se constituyó, en mayo de 2009, una comisión, responsable por el desencadenamiento de discusiones sobre metodologías de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Fue elaborado un proyecto, con etapas secuenciales de intervención. Participaron del estudio alrededor de 380 estudiantes y 30 docentes del curso de Enfermería del "Centro Universitário Franciscano". El análisis temática de las informaciones, obtenidas por medio de encuentros colectivos, posibilitó delimitar la categoría: necesidad de desarrollar el liderazgo y la habilidad didáctica para la enseñanza superior. La docencia en la enseñanza superior no constituye un proceso centrado en la persona del profesor. Al contrario, requiere el involucramiento activo y efectivo del estudiante, como autor y protagonistas de su propia historia.Qualitative study with characteristics of research and action. The purpose was to consider the nurse teacher in the

  7. De novo identification of viral pathogens from cell culture hologenomes

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    Patowary Ashok

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Fast, specific identification and surveillance of pathogens is the cornerstone of any outbreak response system, especially in the case of emerging infectious diseases and viral epidemics. This process is generally tedious and time-consuming thus making it ineffective in traditional settings. The added complexity in these situations is the non-availability of pure isolates of pathogens as they are present as mixed genomes or hologenomes. Next-generation sequencing approaches offer an attractive solution in this scenario as it provides adequate depth of sequencing at fast and affordable costs, apart from making it possible to decipher complex interactions between genomes at a scale that was not possible before. The widespread application of next-generation sequencing in this field has been limited by the non-availability of an efficient computational pipeline to systematically analyze data to delineate pathogen genomes from mixed population of genomes or hologenomes. Findings We applied next-generation sequencing on a sample containing mixed population of genomes from an epidemic with appropriate processing and enrichment. The data was analyzed using an extensive computational pipeline involving mapping to reference genome sets and de-novo assembly. In depth analysis of the data generated revealed the presence of sequences corresponding to Japanese encephalitis virus. The genome of the virus was also independently de-novo assembled. The presence of the virus was in addition, verified using standard molecular biology techniques. Conclusions Our approach can accurately identify causative pathogens from cell culture hologenome samples containing mixed population of genomes and in principle can be applied to patient hologenome samples without any background information. This methodology could be widely applied to identify and isolate pathogen genomes and understand their genomic variability during outbreaks.

  8. The limits of de novo DNA motif discovery.

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    David Simcha

    Full Text Available A major challenge in molecular biology is reverse-engineering the cis-regulatory logic that plays a major role in the control of gene expression. This program includes searching through DNA sequences to identify "motifs" that serve as the binding sites for transcription factors or, more generally, are predictive of gene expression across cellular conditions. Several approaches have been proposed for de novo motif discovery-searching sequences without prior knowledge of binding sites or nucleotide patterns. However, unbiased validation is not straightforward. We consider two approaches to unbiased validation of discovered motifs: testing the statistical significance of a motif using a DNA "background" sequence model to represent the null hypothesis and measuring performance in predicting membership in gene clusters. We demonstrate that the background models typically used are "too null," resulting in overly optimistic assessments of significance, and argue that performance in predicting TF binding or expression patterns from DNA motifs should be assessed by held-out data, as in predictive learning. Applying this criterion to common motif discovery methods resulted in universally poor performance, although there is a marked improvement when motifs are statistically significant against real background sequences. Moreover, on synthetic data where "ground truth" is known, discriminative performance of all algorithms is far below the theoretical upper bound, with pronounced "over-fitting" in training. A key conclusion from this work is that the failure of de novo discovery approaches to accurately identify motifs is basically due to statistical intractability resulting from the fixed size of co-regulated gene clusters, and thus such failures do not necessarily provide evidence that unfound motifs are not active biologically. Consequently, the use of prior knowledge to enhance motif discovery is not just advantageous but necessary. An implementation of

  9. QFD no desenvolvimento de novos produtos: um estudo sobre a sua introdução em uma empresa adotando a pesquisa-ação como abordagem metodológica QFD in new product development: a study on its introduction in a company adopting action-research as the methodological approach

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    Paulo A. Cauchick Miguel

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Organizações de vários setores industriais vêm estruturando seu processo de desenvolvimento de novos produtos (PDP e introduzindo métodos e técnicas para dar suporte a esse processo. Nesse contexto, este trabalho objetiva apresentar a restruturação de um PDP e a implementação de um método de suporte ao desenvolvimento de novos produtos, o desdobramento da função qualidade (QFD. O trabalho foi conduzido em uma empresa fornecedora para o setor de embalagens por meio dos ciclos da pesquisa-ação, cujos resultados são descritos tendo como contexto a estruturação do PDP e a adoção do QFD. O PDP reestruturado, resultante da base teórica adotada, proporcionou uma melhoria para o desenvolvimento de novos produtos comparativamente à versão anterior, alocando com maior precisão as atividades de desenvolvimento de novos produtos. Em relação ao uso do QFD, o método proporcionou um suporte adequado a estas atividades, no sentido de organização, registro das informações e de uma sequência lógica para as atividades associadas às dimensões de mercado e de desenvolvimento das especificações. Finalmente, conclui-se assim que o trabalho cumpriu os objetivos propostos possibilitado pela abordagem de pesquisa-ação.Organizations from various industrial sectors have structured their new product development process (NPD and introduced methods and techniques to support this process. In this context, this paper aims at presenting the restructure of NPD and the implementation of a method to support it, Quality Function Deployment (QFD. The work was conducted in a company that supplies to the packaging sector through the cycles of action-research. The results are described based on the restructure of NDP and QFD adoption. The restructured NPD, as a result from the theoretical basis, enables to enhance product development in comparison to the previous version, by distributing its activities more precisely. Concerning QFD, the method

  10. De Novo Assembly and Characterization of the Invasive Northern Pacific Seastar Transcriptome.

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    Full Text Available Invasive species are a major threat to global biodiversity but can also serve as valuable model systems to examine important evolutionary processes. While the ecological aspects of invasions have been well documented, the genetic basis of adaptive change during the invasion process has been hampered by a lack of genomic resources for the majority of invasive species. Here we report the first larval transcriptomic resource for the Northern Pacific Seastar, Asterias amurensis, an invasive marine predator in Australia. Approximately 117.5 million 100 base-pair (bp paired-end reads were sequenced from a single RNA-Seq library from a pooled set of full-sibling A. amurensis bipinnaria larvae. We evaluated the efficacy of a pre-assembly error correction pipeline on subsequent de novo assembly. Error correction resulted in small but important improvements to the final assembly in terms of mapping statistics and core eukaryotic genes representation. The error-corrected de novo assembly resulted in 115,654 contigs after redundancy clustering. 41,667 assembled contigs were homologous to sequences from NCBI's non-redundant protein and UniProt databases. We assigned Gene Ontology, KEGG Orthology, Pfam protein domain terms and predicted protein-coding sequences to > 36,000 contigs. The final transcriptome dataset generated here provides functional information for 18,319 unique proteins, comprising at least 11,355 expressed genes. Furthermore, we identified 9,739 orthologs to P. miniata proteins, evaluated our annotation pipeline and generated a list of 150 candidate genes for responses to several environmental stressors that may be important for adaptation of A. amurensis in the invasive range. Our study has produced a large set of A. amurensis RNA contigs with functional annotations that can serve as a resource for future comparisons to other echinoderm transcriptomes and gene expression studies. Our data can be used to study the genetic basis of adaptive

  11. Aplicação do earned value em projetos complexos - um estudo de caso na EMBRAER On the use of the earned value management system approach for complex projects in the brazilian aircraft industry

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    Rogério Abdala Giacometti

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    Full Text Available O gerenciamento do Earned Value vem obtendo aceitação crescente nas empresas e entre profissionais tais como gerentes de projetos e funcionais, devido à sua efetividade no controle dos resultados do projeto. Earned Value é definido como uma ferramenta de controle que permite avaliar simultaneamente de maneira quantitativa como se encontram os custos e prazos em uma data de controle, permitindo também prever a data de término e o valor gasto (VARGAS, 2005. Este artigo avalia a aplicabilidade do earned value como ferramenta de controle de projetos aeronáuticos na EMBRAER. Contribui também para a aplicação do earned value no controle de projetos complexos. Utilizam-se como técnicas de coleta de dados: entrevistas, observações e análise documental. Conclui-se que o earned value é utilizado apenas nos projetos da área de aviação de defesa, por ser uma exigência contratual. O uso do earned value nas áreas de programas executivos e comerciais restringe-se às fases de definição conjunta, projeto detalhado e certificação, pois o escopo do projeto é bem definido, o cronograma é detalhado e os custos são previstos e obtidos com maior acuidade. Nas demais fases de desenvolvimento do produto, o uso do earned value é restrito, devido principalmente às constantes alterações de escopo do produto e do projeto.Earned value management has been increasingly used by companies as well as by functional and project managers due to its effectiveness in controlling project results. It is defined as a control tool that enables a quantitative and simultaneous evaluation of the costs and process time within a pre-scheduled date as well as predicting the deadline and the total value spent (VARGAS, 2005.This study evaluates the earned value applicability as a tool to control aeronautical projects at EMBRAER, A Brazilian Aeronautical Company. It is also concerned with the application of earned value in the control of complex projects. The data

  12. Complexo de parasitóides de Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae em dois pomares de citros em Montenegro, RS, Brasil Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae and its parasitoids in two citrus orchards in Montenegro, RS, Brazil

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    Simone M. Jahnke

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    Full Text Available Diversas vespas parasitóides, especialmente Eulophidae e Chalcididae, têm sido registrados atuando sobre populações de Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, 1856 (larva-minadora-dos-citros, uma das principais pragas da citricultura mundial. O presente trabalho objetivou identificar o complexo de parasitóides de P. citrella em dois pomares de citros situados em Montenegro, RS, um de tangerineira variedade Montenegrina e outro do híbrido tangor Murcott. Em amostragens quinzenais de julho de 2001 a junho de 2003, todos os brotos de plantas sorteadas aleatoriamente eram inspecionados. Todas as folhas com pupas de P. citrella foram coletadas e acondicionadas individualmente em placas de Petri até a emergência dos parasitóides ou dos adultos de P. citrella. No primeiro ano foram obtidos 101 parasitóides, dos gêneros Elasmus Westwood, 1833, Cirrospilus Westwood, 1832, Sympiesis Förster, 1856 e Galeopsomyia fausta LaSalle, 1997 (Eulophidae. Ageniaspis citricola Logvinovskaya, 1983 (Encyrtidae foi registrada somente na área de 'Murcott'. Esta espécie foi intencionalmente introduzida em pomares próximos para o controle do minador. No segundo ano foi amostrado um total de 609 parasitóides e A. citricola foi também registrada na área de 'Montenegrina'. Com a introdução e o estabelecimento da espécie exótica nos pomares, houve uma grande mudança na freqüência relativa das espécies. Ageniaspis citricola representou mais de 75% dos indivíduos presentes em ambos pomares no segundo ano, diminuindo a freqüência relativa das espécies nativas. Estudos sobre a comunidade de inimigos naturais associados ao minador-dos-citros, e o efetivo impacto que a espécie exótica causa sobre as nativas, são necessários antes de tomarem-se quaisquer medidas de controle.Several parasitoid wasps, mainly from Eulophidae and Chalcididae families, have been registered acting upon the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, 1856 populations, one of

  13. Condition factor of Goniopsis cruentata (Crustacea, Brachyura, Grapsidae from Mundaú/Manguaba estuarine complex, Alagoas, Brazil Fator de condição de Goniopsis cruentata (Crustacea, Brachyura, Grapsidae do complexo estuarino Mundaú/Manguaba, Alagoas, Brasil

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    Full Text Available The condition factor is a parameter which acts as a general indicator of the "well-being" of a species, and it can be obtained through the analysis of width vs. weight relationships. The present work aims to investigate size vs. weight relationship and the condition factor of the crab Goniopsis cruentata (Latreille, 1803. The study area was the Mundaú/Manguaba estuarine complex, Maceió, state of Alagoas, Northeast Brazil. Samplings were monthly accomplished from August 2007 to July 2008. A total of 626 individuals were analyzed, being 309 males and 317 females. Males were larger and heavier than females, what is expected in many brachyuran. The growth was positive allometric to both males (b = 3.42 and females (b = 3.30, not obeying the "cube law". The condition factor of female was higher than that of male crabs, probably due to the gonad weight of females. It also varied seasonally for both sexes, being higher in the autumn and winter in males, and in the autumn and spring in females, and related to the molt and period of spawning intensification.O fator de condição é um parâmetro que age como um indicador geral do "bem-estar" de uma espécie e pode ser obtido através da análise da relação largura-peso. O presente trabalho visa investigar a relação tamanho vs. peso e o fator de condição do caranguejo Goniopsis cruentata (Latreille, 1803. A área de estudo foi o complexo estuarino Mundaú/Manguaba, Maceió, estado de Alagoas, Nordeste do Brasil. As amostragens foram realizadas mensalmente de agosto de 2007 a julho de 2008. Um total de 626 indivíduos foi analisado, sendo 309 machos e 317 fêmeas. Os machos foram maiores e mais pesados que as fêmeas, o que é esperado em muitas espécies de braquiúros. O crescimento foi alométrico positivo tanto para machos (b = 3,42 quanto para fêmeas (b = 3,30, não obedecendo a "regra do cubo". O fator de condição da fêmea foi maior do que o dos machos, provavelmente devido ao peso das g

  14. De novo origin of VCY2 from autosome to Y-transposed amplicon.

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    Peng-Rong Cao

    Full Text Available The formation of new genes is a primary driving force of evolution in all organisms. The de novo evolution of new genes from non-protein-coding genomic regions is emerging as an important additional mechanism for novel gene creation. Y chromosomes underlie sex determination in mammals and contain genes that are required for male-specific functions. In this study, a search was undertaken for Y chromosome de novo genes derived from non-protein-coding sequences. The Y chromosome orphan gene variable charge, Y-linked (VCY2, is an autosome-derived gene that has sequence similarity to large autosomal fragments but lacks an autosomal protein-coding homolog. VCY2 locates in the amplicon containing long DNA fragments that were transposed from autosomes to the Y chromosome before the ape-monkey split. We confirmed that VCY2 cannot be encoded by autosomes due to the presence of multiple disablers that disrupt the open reading frame, such as the absence of start or stop codons and the presence of premature stop codons. Similar observations have been made for homologs in the autosomes of the chimpanzee, gorilla, rhesus macaque, baboon and out-group marmoset, which suggests that there was a non-protein-coding ancestral VCY2 that was common to apes and monkeys that predated the transposition event. Furthermore, while protein-coding orthologs are absent, a putative non-protein-coding VCY2 with conserved disablers was identified in the rhesus macaque Y chromosome male-specific region. This finding implies that VCY2 might have not acquired its protein-coding ability before the ape-monkey split. VCY2 encodes a testis-specific expressed protein and is involved in the pathologic process of male infertility, and the acquisition of this gene might improve male fertility. This is the first evidence that de novo genes can be generated from transposed autosomal non-protein-coding segments, and this evidence provides novel insights into the evolutionary history of the Y

  15. De Novo Nodal Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Identification of Biologic Prognostic Factors

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    Abd El-Hameed, A.

    2005-01-01

    Diffuse large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) represents the most frequent type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Although combination chemotherapy has improved the outcome, long-term cure is now possible for approximately 50% of all patients. making the search for parameters identifying patients at high risk particularly needed. The presence of bcl-2 gene rearrangement in de novo DLBCL suggests a possible follicle center cell origin and perhaps a distinct clinical behavior. This study investigated the frequency and prognostic significance of t( 14; 18) translocation and bcl-2 protein overexpression in a cohort of patients with de novo nodal DLBCL who where uniformly evaluated and treated. Material and Methods: A total of 40 patients with de novo nodal DLBCL treated at National Cancer Institute (NCI), Cairo University were investigated. Formal infixed, paraffin-embedded sections were analyzed for: I) bcl-2 gene rearrangement including major break point region (mbr) and minor cluster region (mcr) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). and 2) bcl-2 protein expression by immunohistochemistry using Dako 124 clone. Results were correlated with the clinical features and subsequent clinical course. Bcl-2 gene rearrangement was detected in 8 cases (20%). 2 cases at mbr, and 6 cases at mcr. Bcl-2 protein (> I 0%) was expressed in 24 cases (60%), irrespective of the presence of t( 14; 18) translocation. The t( 14; 18), and bcl-2 protein overexpression were more frequently associated with failure to achieve a complete response to therapy (ρ=0.008. and 0.04. respectively). DLBCL patients with t(14;18), and bcl-2 protein expression had a significantly reduced 5-year disease free survival (ρ=0.04, and 0.01, respectively). The t( 14; 18) translocation, and bcl-2 protein expression define a group of DLBCL patients with a poor prognosis, and could be used to tailor treatment, and to identify candidates for therapeutic approaches. Geographic differences in t(14;18) may be related to the

  16. Geologic evolution of the Paraiba do Sul complex, in the central part of the Ribeira belt, based on the geochemistry and U-Pb geochronology studies

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    Valladares, Claudia Sayao

    1996-01-01

    Aiming the definition of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul evolution, the work presents a geochronological approach by the U-Pb method, considered appropriate to study polideformed terrains. The minerals used to the U-Pb dating (zircon, titanite and monazite) provides information about the ages of rock generation and the successive geological events the rocks were submitted. The U-Pb geochronological approach is pioneer in the investigated area and two questions referent to the Complexo Paraiba do Sul evolution in the central part of the Ribeira belt, were the aim of this approach. The first of them refers to the crystallization epoch and the gneisses metamorphism, interpreted here like orthogneisses, called Unidade Quirino of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul. The second refers to the metamorphism ages and meta sedimentary unit deformation. Looking for the contribution to the Complexo Paraiba do Sul evolution understanding, this work presents the data based on the geologic map of this area, comprising part of the Folha Volta Redonda (1:50.000), including petrographic, structural and microtectonic studies. It also presents and discusses the results of: 17 U-Pb analysis in zircon and titanite of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul orthogneisses collection; 24 geochemical analysis of major, minor, trace elements and ETR of the same collection; an U-Pb analysis in titanite of the Unidade Sao Joao, 5 U-Pb analysis in titanites and/or monazites of granites and granitoids; 12 geochemical analysis including major, minor and trace elements and ETR, in granites and sills of leucogranites. Finally, the data achieved were integrated with the objective to elaborate an evolutive view of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul

  17. Estruturas do sistema de saúde: do complexo médico-industrial ao médico-financeiro Health system structures: from the medical-industrial to the medical-financial complex

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    Cid Manso de Mello Vianna

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available O conceito de complexo médico-industrial tem sido utilizado, desde os anos 1980, no Brasil, para ressaltar as múltiplas e complexas inter-relações estabelecidas entre os diversos atores do setor saúde e destes com os demais setores da economia. O CMI é um produto histórico e particular da evolução do sistema de saúde. É um estágio em que, devido à necessidade de reprodução dos capitais investidos, as práticas capitalistas privadas se tornam hegemônicas e determinantes das funções, papéis e relações de cada ator no interior do próprio sistema. A hipótese discutida neste texto é que o sistema de saúde tem hoje dois atratores fundamentais, moldando o comportamento de seus agentes: um é a tecnologia e o outro é o aspecto financeiro da valorização do capital. Para o primeiro, constituiu-se o que se denomina complexo médico-industrial, enquanto que, para o segundo, tem-se o aparecimento de um complexo médico-financeiro.The concept of a medical-industrial complex has been used since the 1980s in Brazil to highlight the multiple and complex relations that are established both among various players in the health sector and between them and other sectors of the economy. The medical-industrial complex is a product of the health system's history, and particularly that of its evolution. It is a stage in which, due to the need for reproduction of capital investments, private capitalist practices become hegemonic and determinant in each player's functions, roles, and relations within the system itself. The hypothesis discussed in this article is that the health system now has two fundamental attractors shaping the behavior of its agents: technology and the enhancement of capital value. What has come to be known as the medical-industrial complex was constituted for the former, while the medical-financial complex emerged with the latter.

  18. Converting cell fates: generating hematopoietic stem cells de novo via transcription factor reprogramming.

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    Daniel, Michael G; Lemischka, Ihor R; Moore, Kateri

    2016-04-01

    Even though all paradigms of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine emerged from the study of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), the inability to generate these cells de novo or expand them in vitro persists. Initial efforts to obtain these cells began with the use of embryonic stem cell (ESC) and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technologies, but these strategies have yet to yield fully functional cells. Subsequently, more recent approaches involve transcription factor (TF) overexpression to reprogram PSCs and various somatic cells. The induction of pluripotency with just four TFs by Yamanaka informs our ability to convert cell fates and demonstrates the feasibility of utilizing terminally differentiated cells to generate cells with multilineage potential. In this review, we discuss the recent efforts undertaken using TF-based reprogramming strategies to convert several cell types into HSCs. © 2016 New York Academy of Sciences.

  19. Robust de novo pathway enrichment with KeyPathwayMiner 5 [version 1; referees: 2 approved

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    Nicolas Alcaraz

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Identifying functional modules or novel active pathways, recently termed de novo pathway enrichment, is a computational systems biology challenge that has gained much attention during the last decade. Given a large biological interaction network, KeyPathwayMiner extracts connected subnetworks that are enriched for differentially active entities from a series of molecular profiles encoded as binary indicator matrices. Since interaction networks constantly evolve, an important question is how robust the extracted results are when the network is modified. We enable users to study this effect through several network perturbation techniques and over a range of perturbation degrees. In addition, users may now provide a gold-standard set to determine how enriched extracted pathways are with relevant genes compared to randomized versions of the original network.

  20. De Novo transcriptome assembly of Zingiber officinale cv. Suruchi of Odisha

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    Mahendra Gaur

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Zingiber officinale Rosc., known as ginger, is an Asian crop, popularly used in every household kitchen and commercially used in bakery, beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries. The present study deals with de novo transcriptome assembly of an elite ginger cultivar Suruchi by next generation sequencing methodology. From the analysis 10.9 GB raw data was obtained which can be available in NCBI accession number SAMN03761185. We identified 41,969 transcripts using Trinity RNA-Seq from ginger rhizome of Suruchi variety from Odisha. The transcript length varied from 300 bp to 8404 bp with a total length of 3,96,40,526 bp and N50 of 1251 bp. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first transcriptome data of an elite ginger cultivar Suruchi released for Odisha state of India which will help molecular biologists to develop genetic markers for identification of cultivars.

  1. Wound complications and surgical events in de novo heart transplant patients treated with everolimus

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    Rashidi, Mitra; Esmaily, Sorosh; Fiane, Arnt E

    2016-01-01

    associated with failure of tissue healing. Secondary endpoint was total number of events involving surgical intervention. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between the groups with regards to wound complications (EVE=20, CyA=12)(p=0.08) or total surgical events (EVE=38, CyA=34) (p=0.44). Age>54......OBJECTIVES: The use of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors have been limited by adverse events (AE), including delayed wound healing. We retrospectively reviewed all AE and serious AE (SAE) in The Scandinavian heart transplant (HTx) everolimus (EVE) de novo trial with early calcineurin...... (CNI) avoidance (SCHEDULE). The aim of the study was to compare wound complications between EVE and CNI based regimen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 115 patients (mean age 51 ± 13 years, 73% men) were randomized within five days post-HTx to low dose EVE and reduced dose Cyclosporine (CyA) followed...

  2. Paternal Age Explains a Major Portion of De Novo Germline Mutation Rate Variability in Healthy Individuals.

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    Full Text Available De novo mutations (DNM are an important source of rare variants and are increasingly being linked to the development of many diseases. Recently, the paternal age effect has been the focus of a number of studies that attempt to explain the observation that increasing paternal age increases the risk for a number of diseases. Using disease-free familial quartets we show that there is a strong positive correlation between paternal age and germline DNM in healthy subjects. We also observed that germline CNVs do not follow the same trend, suggesting a different mechanism. Finally, we observed that DNM were not evenly distributed across the genome, which adds support to the existence of DNM hotspots.

  3. Annotation and Re-Sequencing of Genes from De Novo Transcriptome Assembly of Abies alba (Pinaceae

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    Anna M. Roschanski

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    Full Text Available Premise of the study: We present a protocol for the annotation of transcriptome sequence data and the identification of candidate genes therein using the example of the nonmodel conifer Abies alba. Methods and Results: A normalized cDNA library was built from an A. alba seedling. The sequencing on a 454 platform yielded more than 1.5 million reads that were de novo assembled into 25 149 contigs. Two complementary approaches were applied to annotate gene fragments that code for (1 well-known proteins and (2 proteins that are potentially adaptively relevant. Primer development and testing yielded 88 amplicons that could successfully be resequenced from genomic DNA. Conclusions: The annotation workflow offers an efficient way to identify potential adaptively relevant genes from the large quantity of transcriptome sequence data. The primer set presented should be prioritized for single-nucleotide polymorphism detection in adaptively relevant genes in A. alba.

  4. A chloroplast pathway for the de novo biosynthesis of triacylglycerol in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

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    Fan, J.; Xu, C.; Andre, C.

    2011-06-23

    Neutral lipid metabolism has been extensively studied in yeast, plants and mammals. In contrast, little information is available regarding the biochemical pathway, enzymes and regulatory factors involved in the biosynthesis of triacylglycerol (TAG) in microalgae. In the conventional TAG biosynthetic pathway widely accepted for yeast, plants and mammals, TAG is assembled in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) from its immediate precursor diacylglycerol (DAG) made by ER-specific acyltransferases, and is deposited exclusively in lipid droplets in the cytosol. Here, we demonstrated that the unicellular microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii employs a distinct pathway that uses DAG derived almost exclusively from the chloroplast to produce TAG. This unique TAG biosynthesis pathway is largely dependent on de novo fatty acid synthesis, and the TAG formed in this pathway is stored in lipid droplets in both the chloroplast and the cytosol. These findings have wide implications for understanding TAG biosynthesis and storage and other areas of lipid metabolism in microalgae and other organisms.

  5. Effluents and releases of tritium from Novo-Voronezh-5 reactor

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    Babenko, A.G.; Mekhedov, B.N.; Podporinova, L.E.; Popov, S.V.; Shalin, A.N.

    1990-01-01

    Results of systematic measurements of tritium concentration within technological systems of reactor of Novo-Voronezh NPP conducted to evaluate tritium effluents and releases and radiation doses to population from these effluents and releases are given. It is shown that 68% concerning tritium total amount were disposed into sewerage while 17% - through vent tube and 15% - with water and steam from secondary circuit systems. Standartized tritium effluents from WWER-1000 reactor for 5 year run constitute 15±1.9 GBq/MWxyear and it corresponds to mean value of effluents for foreign NPPs. Tritium concentration in the atmosphere constituted according to calculations (4.1-20)x10 -5 Bq/l. Conclusion is made about insignificant dose to population from tritium gaseous effluents. Detail study is necessary for dose connected with tritium contained in water effluents

  6. Um estudo teórico de propriedades moleculares em complexos de hidrogênio trimoleculares C2H4···2HF, C2H2···2HF e C3h6···2HF A theoretical study of molecular properties of C2H4···2HF, C2H2···2HF AND C3H6···2HF trimolecular hydrogen-bonded complexes

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    Boaz G. Oliveira

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    Full Text Available We present a theoretical study of molecular properties in C2H4···2HF, C2H2···2HF and C3H6···2HF trimolecular hydrogen-bonded complexes. From B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p calculations, the most important structural deformations are related to the C=C (C2H4, C≡C (C2H2, C-C (C3H6 and HF bond lengths. According to the Bader's atoms in molecules and CHELPG calculations, it was identified a tertiary interaction between the fluorine atom of the second hydrofluoric acid molecule and hydrogen atoms of the ethylene and acetylene within the C2H4···2HF and C2H2···2HF complexes, respectively. Additionally, the evaluation of the infrared spectrum characterized the new vibrational modes and bathochromic effect of the HF molecules.

  7. A human-specific de novo protein-coding gene associated with human brain functions.

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    Chuan-Yun Li

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available To understand whether any human-specific new genes may be associated with human brain functions, we computationally screened the genetic vulnerable factors identified through Genome-Wide Association Studies and linkage analyses of nicotine addiction and found one human-specific de novo protein-coding gene, FLJ33706 (alternative gene symbol C20orf203. Cross-species analysis revealed interesting evolutionary paths of how this gene had originated from noncoding DNA sequences: insertion of repeat elements especially Alu contributed to the formation of the first coding exon and six standard splice junctions on the branch leading to humans and chimpanzees, and two subsequent substitutions in the human lineage escaped two stop codons and created an open reading frame of 194 amino acids. We experimentally verified FLJ33706's mRNA and protein expression in the brain. Real-Time PCR in multiple tissues demonstrated that FLJ33706 was most abundantly expressed in brain. Human polymorphism data suggested that FLJ33706 encodes a protein under purifying selection. A specifically designed antibody detected its protein expression across human cortex, cerebellum and midbrain. Immunohistochemistry study in normal human brain cortex revealed the localization of FLJ33706 protein in neurons. Elevated expressions of FLJ33706 were detected in Alzheimer's brain samples, suggesting the role of this novel gene in human-specific pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. FLJ33706 provided the strongest evidence so far that human-specific de novo genes can have protein-coding potential and differential protein expression, and be involved in human brain functions.

  8. De novo assembly of the perennial ryegrass transcriptome using an RNA-Seq strategy.

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    Jacqueline D Farrell

    Full Text Available Perennial ryegrass is a highly heterozygous outbreeding grass species used for turf and forage production. Heterozygosity can affect de-Bruijn graph assembly making de novo transcriptome assembly of species such as perennial ryegrass challenging. Creating a reference transcriptome from a homozygous perennial ryegrass genotype can circumvent the challenge of heterozygosity. The goals of this study were to perform RNA-sequencing on multiple tissues from a highly inbred genotype to develop a reference transcriptome. This was complemented with RNA-sequencing of a highly heterozygous genotype for SNP calling.De novo transcriptome assembly of the inbred genotype created 185,833 transcripts with an average length of 830 base pairs. Within the inbred reference transcriptome 78,560 predicted open reading frames were found of which 24,434 were predicted as complete. Functional annotation found 50,890 transcripts with a BLASTp hit from the Swiss-Prot non-redundant database, 58,941 transcripts with a Pfam protein domain and 1,151 transcripts encoding putative secreted peptides. To evaluate the reference transcriptome we targeted the high-affinity K+ transporter gene family and found multiple orthologs. Using the longest unique open reading frames as the reference sequence, 64,242 single nucleotide polymorphisms were found. One thousand sixty one open reading frames from the inbred genotype contained heterozygous sites, confirming the high degree of homozygosity.Our study has developed an annotated, comprehensive transcriptome reference for perennial ryegrass that can aid in determining genetic variation, expression analysis, genome annotation, and gene mapping.

  9. Sequencing and De Novo Assembly of the Gonadal Transcriptome of the Endangered Chinese Sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis.

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    Full Text Available The Chinese sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis is endangered through anthropogenic activities including over-fishing, damming, shipping, and pollution. Controlled reproduction has been adopted and successfully conducted for conservation. However, little information is available on the reproductive regulation of the species. In this study, we conducted de novo transcriptome assembly of the gonad tissue to create a comprehensive dataset for A. sinensis.The Illumina sequencing platform was adopted to obtain 47,333,701 and 47,229,705 high quality reads from testis and ovary cDNA libraries generated from three-year-old A. sinensis. We identified 86,027 unigenes of which 30,268 were annotated in the NCBI non-redundant protein database and 28,281 were annotated in the Swiss-prot database. Among the annotated unigenes, 26,152 and 7,734 unigenes, respectively, were assigned to gene ontology categories and clusters of orthologous groups. In addition, 12,557 unigenes were mapped to 231 pathways in the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Pathway database. A total of 1,896 unigenes, potentially differentially expressed between the two gonad types, were found, with 1,894 predicted to be up-regulated in ovary and only two in testis. Fifty-five potential gametogenesis-related genes were screened in the transcriptome and 34 genes with significant matches were found. Besides, more paralogs of 11 genes in three gene families (sox, apolipoprotein and cyclin were found in A. sinensis compared to their orthologs in the diploid Danio rerio. In addition, 12,151 putative simple sequence repeats (SSRs were detected.This study provides the first de novo transcriptome analysis currently available for A. sinensis. The transcriptomic data represents the fundamental resource for future research on the mechanism of early gametogenesis in sturgeons. The SSRs identified in this work will be valuable for assessment of genetic diversity of wild fish and genealogy management of

  10. Characterization and analysis of a de novo transcriptome from the pygmy grasshopper Tetrix japonica.

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    Qiu, Zhongying; Liu, Fei; Lu, Huimeng; Huang, Yuan

    2017-05-01

    The pygmy grasshopper Tetrix japonica is a common insect distributed throughout the world, and it has the potential for use in studies of body colour polymorphism, genomics and the biology of Tetrigoidea (Insecta: Orthoptera). However, limited biological information is available for this insect. Here, we conducted a de novo transcriptome study of adult and larval T. japonica to provide a better understanding of its gene expression and develop genomic resources for future work. We sequenced and explored the characteristics of the de novo transcriptome of T. japonica using Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform. A total of 107 608 206 paired-end clean reads were assembled into 61 141 unigenes using the trinity software; the mean unigene size was 771 bp, and the N50 length was 1238 bp. A total of 29 225 unigenes were functionally annotated to the NCBI nonredundant protein sequences (Nr), NCBI nonredundant nucleotide sequences (Nt), a manually annotated and reviewed protein sequence database (Swiss-Prot), Gene Ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) databases. A large number of putative genes that are potentially involved in pigment pathways, juvenile hormone (JH) metabolism and signalling pathways were identified in the T. japonica transcriptome. Additionally, 165 769 and 156 796 putative single nucleotide polymorphisms occurred in the adult and larvae transcriptomes, respectively, and a total of 3162 simple sequence repeats were detected in this assembly. This comprehensive transcriptomic data for T. japonica will provide a usable resource for gene predictions, signalling pathway investigations and molecular marker development for this species and other pygmy grasshoppers. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  11. Differential requirement for de novo lipogenesis in cholangiocarcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma of mice and humans.

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    Li, Lei; Che, Li; Tharp, Kevin M; Park, Hyo-Min; Pilo, Maria G; Cao, Dan; Cigliano, Antonio; Latte, Gavinella; Xu, Zhong; Ribback, Silvia; Dombrowski, Frank; Evert, Matthias; Gores, Gregory J; Stahl, Andreas; Calvisi, Diego F; Chen, Xin

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    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) are the most prevalent types of primary liver cancer. These malignancies have limited treatment options, resulting in poor patient outcomes. Metabolism reprogramming, including increased de novo lipogenesis, is one of the hallmarks of cancer. Fatty acid synthase (FASN) catalyzes the de novo synthesis of long-chain fatty acids from acetyl-coenzyme A and malonyl-coenzyme A. Increased FASN expression has been reported in multiple tumor types, and inhibition of FASN expression has been shown to have tumor-suppressing activity. Intriguingly, we found that while FASN is up-regulated in human HCC samples, its expression is frequently low in human ICC specimens. Similar results were observed in mouse ICC models induced by different oncogenes. Ablating FASN in the mouse liver did not affect activated AKT and Notch (AKT/Notch intracellular domain 1) induced ICC formation in vivo. Furthermore, while both HCC and ICC lesions develop in mice following hydrodynamic injection of AKT and neuroblastoma Ras viral oncogene homolog oncogenes (AKT/Ras), deletion of FASN in AKT/Ras mice triggered the development almost exclusively of ICCs. In the absence of FASN, ICC cells might receive lipids for membrane synthesis through exogenous fatty acid uptake. In accordance with the latter hypothesis, ICC cells displayed high expression of fatty acid uptake-related proteins and robust long-chain fatty acid uptake. Our data demonstrate that FASN dependence is not a universal feature of liver tumors: while HCC development is highly dependent of FASN and its mediated lipogenesis, ICC tumorigenesis can be insensitive to FASN deprivation; our study supports novel therapeutic approaches to treat this pernicious tumor type with the inhibition of exogenous fatty acid uptake. (Hepatology 2016;63:1900-1913). © 2016 by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

  12. Acquired Resistance to Corticotropin Therapy in Nephrotic Syndrome: Role of De Novo Neutralizing Antibody.

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    Wang, Pei; Zhang, Yan; Wang, Yu; Brem, Andrew S; Liu, Zhangsuo; Gong, Rujun

    2017-07-01

    There is increasing evidence supporting the use of corticotropin as an alternative treatment of refractory proteinuric glomerulopathies. The efficacy of short-acting corticotropin, however, remains unknown and was tested here in an adolescent with steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome caused by minimal change disease. After developing Cushing syndrome and recently being afflicted with severe cellulitis, the patient was weaned off all immunosuppressants, including corticosteroids. This resulted in a relapse of generalized anasarca, associated with massive proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia. Subsequently, mono-therapy with short-acting animal-derived natural corticotropin was initiated and resulted in a rapid response, marked by substantial diuresis, reduction in body weight, and partial remission of proteinuria. Ten days later, the patient developed mild skin rash and subcutaneous nodules at injection sites. A relapse followed despite doubling the dose of corticotropin, consistent with delayed-onset resistance to treatment. Immunoblot-based antibody assay revealed de novo formation of antibodies in the patient's serum that were reactive to the natural corticotropin. In cultured melanoma cells known to express abundant melanocortin receptors, addition of the patient's serum strikingly mitigated dendritogenesis and cell signaling triggered by natural corticotropin, denoting neutralizing properties of the newly formed antibodies. Collectively, short-acting natural corticotropin seems effective in steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome. De novo formation of neutralizing antibodies is likely responsible for acquired resistance to corticotropin therapy. The proof of concept protocols established in this study to examine the anticorticotropin neutralizing antibodies may aid in determining the cause of resistance to corticotropin therapy in future studies. Copyright © 2017 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  13. Outcomes of de novo and acute decompensated heart failure patients according to ejection fraction.

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    Choi, Ki Hong; Lee, Ga Yeon; Choi, Jin-Oh; Jeon, Eun-Seok; Lee, Hae-Young; Cho, Hyun-Jai; Lee, Sang Eun; Kim, Min-Seok; Kim, Jae-Joong; Hwang, Kyung-Kuk; Chae, Shung Chull; Baek, Sang Hong; Kang, Seok-Min; Choi, Dong-Ju; Yoo, Byung-Su; Kim, Kye Hun; Park, Hyun-Young; Cho, Myeong-Chan; Oh, Byung-Hee

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    There are conflicting results among previous studies regarding the prognosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) compared with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). This study aimed to compare the outcomes of patients with de novo acute heart failure (AHF) or acute decompensated HF (ADHF) according to HFpEF (EF≥50%), or HFrEF (EF<40%) and to define the prognosis of patients with HF with mid-range EF (HFmrEF, 40≤EF<50%). Between March 2011 and February 2014, 5625 consecutive patients with AHF were recruited from 10 university hospitals. A total of 5414 (96.2%) patients with EF data were enrolled, which consisted of 2867 (53.0%) patients with de novo and 2547 (47.0%) with ADHF. Each of the enrolled group was stratified by EF. In de novo, all-cause death rates were not significantly different between HFpEF and HFrEF (HFpEF vs HFrEF, 206/744 (27.7%) vs 438/1631 (26.9%), HR adj 1.15, 95% CI 0.96 to 1.38, p=0.14). However, among patients with ADHF, HFrEF had a significantly higher mortality rate compared with HFpEF (HFpEF vs HFrEF, 245/613 (40.0%) vs 694/1551 (44.7%), HR adj 1.25, 95% CI 1.06 to 1.47, p=0.007). Also, in ADHF, HFmrEF was associated with a significantly lower mortality rate within 1 year compared with HFrEF (HFmrEF vs HFrEF, 88/383 (23.0%) vs 430/1551 (27.7%), HR adj 1.31, 95% CI 1.03 to 1.65, p=0.03), but a significantly higher mortality rate after 1 year compared with HFpEF (HFmrEF vs HFpEF, 83/295 (28.1%) vs 101/469 (21.5%), HR adj 0.70, 95% CI 0.52 to 0.96, p=0.02). HFpEF may indicate a better prognosis compared with HFrEF in ADHF, but not in de novo AHF. For patients with ADHF, the prognosis associated with HFmrEF was similar to that of HFpEF within the first year following hospitalisation and similar to HFrEF 1  year after hospitalisation. © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted

  14. On the Origin of De Novo Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana Populations.

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    Li, Zi-Wen; Chen, Xi; Wu, Qiong; Hagmann, Jörg; Han, Ting-Shen; Zou, Yu-Pan; Ge, Song; Guo, Ya-Long

    2016-08-03

    De novo genes, which originate from ancestral nongenic sequences, are one of the most important sources of protein-coding genes. This origination process is crucial for the adaptation of organisms. However, how de novo genes arise and become fixed in a population or species remains largely unknown. Here, we identified 782 de novo genes from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and divided them into three types based on the availability of translational evidence, transcriptional evidence, and neither transcriptional nor translational evidence for their origin. Importantly, by integrating multiple types of omics data, including data from genomes, epigenomes, transcriptomes, and translatomes, we found that epigenetic modifications (DNA methylation and histone modification) play an important role in the origination process of de novo genes. Intriguingly, using the transcriptomes and methylomes from the same population of 84 accessions, we found that de novo genes that are transcribed in approximately half of the total accessions within the population are highly methylated, with lower levels of transcription than those transcribed at other frequencies within the population. We hypothesized that, during the origin of de novo gene alleles, those neutralized to low expression states via DNA methylation have relatively high probabilities of spreading and becoming fixed in a population. Our results highlight the process underlying the origin of de novo genes at the population level, as well as the importance of DNA methylation in this process. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.

  15. Strategies of chemical anti-predator defences in leaf beetles: is sequestration of plant toxins less costly than de novo synthesis?

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    Zvereva, Elena L; Zverev, Vitali; Kruglova, Oksana Y; Kozlov, Mikhail V

    2017-01-01

    The evolution of defensive traits is driven both by benefits gained from protection against enemies and by costs of defence production. We tested the hypothesis that specialisation of herbivores on toxic host plants, accompanied by the ability to acquire plant defensive compounds for herbivore defence, is favoured by the lower costs of sequestration compared to de novo synthesis of defensive compounds. We measured physiological costs of chemical defence as a reduction in larval performance in response to repeated removal of secretions (simulating predator attack) and compared these costs between five species synthesising defences de novo and three species sequestering salicylic glucosides (SGs) from their host plants. Experiments simulating low predator pressure revealed no physiological costs in terms of survival, weight and duration of development in any of study species. However, simulation of high predation caused reduction in relative growth rate in Chrysomela lapponica larvae producing autogenous defences more frequently, than in larvae sequestering SGs. Still meta-analysis of combined data showed no overall difference in costs of autogenous and sequestered defences. However, larvae synthesising their defences de novo demonstrated secretion-conserving behaviour, produced smaller amounts of secretions, replenished them at considerably lower rates and employed other types of defences (regurgitation, evasion) more frequently when compared to sequestering larvae. These latter results provide indirect evidence for biosynthetic constraints for amounts of defensive secretions produced de novo, resulting in low defence effectiveness. Lifting these constraints by sequestration may have driven some leaf beetle lineages toward sequestration of plant allelochemicals as the main defensive strategy.

  16. Associação da espessura do complexo intimal-medial da artéria carótida com fatores de risco cardiovascular em mulheres pre e pós-cirurgia bariátrica

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    Sarmento, Priscilla Lopes da Fonseca Abrantes [UNIFESP

    2008-01-01

    Objetivos: avaliar a influência da perda de peso na espessura do complexo intimalmedial carotídeo (CIM-C) e a variação da espessura do CIM-C de acordo com a modificação dos fatores de risco cardiovascular decorrente da cirurgia bariátrica. Métodos: dezoito mulheres (idade média de 44,1 ± 9,8 anos e o IMC médio de 44,3±6,4 kg/m2 ), submetidas à cirurgia bariátrica, participaram do estudo. As avaliações foram feitas no período basal e após 3,6 e 12 meses de pós-operatório. Os FRCVs ana...

  17. Um modelo para sistemas complexos diagnosticáveis com estudo de caso para diagnóstico em dispensadores automáticos de cédulas.

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    Reginaldo Inojosa da Silva Filho

    2006-01-01

    Este trabalho introduz a definição de Sistemas Genéricos para Diagnóstico de Falhas, os conceitos envolvidos, e a sua utilização na manutenção de equipamentos de aplicação crítica em importantes setores industriais tais como a aeronáutica e bancária. As noções de Sistema Complexo Diagnosticável, bem como o processo de diagnóstico e sua classificação, são mostrados, sempre mantendo um foco sobre as questões do custo computacional dos modelos apresentados. As principais abordagens para o diagnó...

  18. Determinação de estruturas cristalinas por difração de raios-x: aplicação a um complexo de lantanídeo e a um composto orgânico natural

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    Jussara Marques de Miranda

    1986-01-01

    O primeiro capítulo desta dissertação é dedicado a uma revisão teórica da interação dos raios-X com cristais e métodos utilizados para a determinação de estruturas cristalinas. Nos capítulos seguintes, descreve-se os equipamentos experimentais utilizados e resolução de duas estruturas cristalinas cujos principais resultados são apresentados a seguir: Estrutura do complexo HO(ReO4)34 TDTD 3 H2O. Sistema cristalino; monoclínico; grupo espacial P21/c; a=17.955(3) Å b=17.100(6) Å c=12....

  19. Biolixiviação de um concentrado sulfetado complexo de níquel e de ferro e caracterização dos produtos de oxidação

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    Santos, Luciano Rodrigo Gomes

    2006-01-01

    Neste trabalho, foi estudada a biolixiviação de um concentrado sulfetado complexo de pentlandita/pirrotita utilizando bactérias mesófilas do gênero Acidithiobacillus sp. Foram realizados ensaios visando estudar a viabilidade de biolixiviação deste substrato, nos quais foram avaliados os efeitos do pH, do percentual de sólidos, da adição inicial de Fe(II) e das interações galvânicas sobre a extração do níquel. Os resultados indicaram que a biolixiviação pode ser uma alternativa viável ao proce...

  20. Digestibilidade de nutrientes em ração com complexo enzimático para tilápia-do-nilo Nutrient digestibility in diets with enzyme complex for Nile tilapia

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    Giovanni Resende de Oliveira

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Um ensaio de digestibilidade foi conduzido para avaliar os efeitos da suplementação de ração com um complexo enzimático contendo celulase, protease e amilase sobre a digestibilidade dos nutrientes em juvenis de tilápia-do-nilo (Oreochromis niloticus. As rações experimentais eram isoprotéicas (30% PB, isoenergéticas (4.243 kcal/kg EB e foram suplementadas com complexo enzimático comercial contendo celulase, protease e amilase nos níveis de 0,0; 0,025; 0,050; 0,075 e 0,1%. A determinação da digestibilidade aparente foi realizada pelo método indireto, com uso de óxido de cromo (Cr2O3 como indicador de digestibilidade. Foram utilizados 50 juvenis machos de tilápia-do-nilo (90 ± 15 g distribuídos aleatoriamente em dez incubadoras adaptadas para ensaio de digestibilidade. O experimento foi conduzido em três períodos experimentais, com cinco tratamentos e duas repetições por período. A adição do complexo enzimático à ração melhorou o coeficiente de digestibilidade aparente de matéria seca, proteína bruta, energia bruta, amido, cácio e fósforo. Entre os níveis testados, o de 0,05% de complexo enzimático proporcionou os valores mais expressivos.A digestibility trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of the supplementation of the ration with a enzyme complex containing cellulase, protease and amylase on the digestibility of nutrients in Nile tilapia juveniles (Oreochromis niloticus. The experimental diets were isoprotein (30% CP, isoenergy (4,243 kcal/kg of GE and supplemented with a commercial enzyme complex containing cellulose, protease and amylase at the levels of 0.0, 0.025, 0.050, 0.075, and 0.1%. The apparent digestibility was determinated by the indirect method using chrome oxide (Cr2O3 as an indicator of digestibility. A total of 50 male Nile tilapia juveniles (90 ± 15 g were randomly allotted to ten hatchers adapted for the digestibility trial. The experiment was conducted in three experimental periods

  1. Expressão do complexo de histocompatilidade principal de classe I (MHC I) no sistema nervoso central: plasticidade sináptica e regeneração

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    Zanon, Renata Graciele; Emirandetti, Amanda; Simões, Gustavo Ferreira; Freria, Camila Marques; Victório, Sheila Cristina; Cartarozzi, Luciana Politti; Barbizan, Roberta; Oliveira, Alexandre Leite Rodrigues de

    2010-01-01

    Foi demonstrado recentemente que o complexo de histocompatibilidade principal de classe I (MHC I), expresso no sistema nervoso central (SNC), não funciona somente como molécula com papel imunológico, mas também como parte de um mecanismo envolvido na plasticidade sináptica. A expressão de MHC I interfere na intensidade e seletividade da retração de sinapses em contato com neurônios que sofreram lesão e também influencia a reatividade das células gliais próximas a esses neurônios. A intensidad...

  2. A vulneração socioambiental advinda do complexo industrial portuário de Suape: a perspectiva dos moradores da Ilha de Tatuoca – Ipojuca/PE

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    Renata Cordeiro DOMINGUES

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A comunidade tradicional de pescadores artesanais da Ilha de Tatuoca enfrenta intensos conflitos socioambientais, decorrentes das obras de expansão do Complexo Industrial e Portuário de Suape, em Pernambuco. Nos últimos anos, esses conflitos materializam-se em um profundo processo de desterritorialização das famílias e em uma evidente descaracterização da Ilha de Tatuoca, considerada Área de Preservação Permanente (APP. Diante disso, este estudo se preocupa em compreender a percepção e os aspectos subjetivos da população exposta aos conflitos socioambientais, presentes no território. Para tanto, esta pesquisa objetiva analisar o discurso dos moradores da Ilha de Tatuoca sobre o processo de vulneração socioambiental ativo no local.

  3. Outcomes of kidney transplant tourism and risk factors for de novo urothelial carcinoma.

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    Tsai, Hsin-Lin; Chang, Jei-Wen; Wu, Tsai-Hun; King, Kuang-Liang; Yang, Ling-Yu; Chan, Yu-Jiun; Yang, An-Hang; Chang, Fu-Pang; Pan, Chin-Chen; Yang, Wu-Chang; Loong, Che-Chuan

    2014-07-15

    To date, the outcomes of transplant tourism have not been reported extensively. In addition, data about the accuracy of urine cytology for the detection and the role of the BK virus (BKV) in the carcinogenesis of urothelial carcinoma (UC) after renal transplantation are lacking. Three hundred seven patients who received deceased donor kidney transplants between January 2003 and December 2009 were retrospectively studied. The clinical parameters and outcomes between the domestic and tourist groups were compared. We also investigated the risk factors and role of BKV in the carcinogenesis of de novo UC by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. The subjects in the tourist group were older at transplantation and had a shorter dialysis time before transplantation. There were significantly higher incidence rates of BKV viruria, Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, and malignancy in the tourist group. Graft and patient survival were superior in the domestic group. A total of 43 cancers were identified, and the most common type of malignancy was UC (23 patients, 53.5%). The tourist group had a significantly higher incidence of tumors. The sensitivity and specificity of urine cytology for detecting UC were 73.9% and 94.7%, respectively. Independent predictors of UC included female sex, use of Chinese herbal medicine, and transplant tourism. Only two patients (8.7%) with UC had detectable BKV. Transplant tourism was a risk factor for infection and de novo malignancy. Urothelial carcinoma was the most common malignancy after kidney transplantation. Regular screening for the early detection of UC by urine cytology or periodic sonographic surveys is mandatory, especially for those at high risk.

  4. Brain metabolic correlates of dopaminergic degeneration in de novo idiopathic Parkinson's disease

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    Berti, Valentina; Polito, Cristina; Vanzi, Eleonora; Cristofaro, Maria Teresa de; Pellicano, Giannantonio; Mungai, Francesco; Formiconi, Andreas Robert; Pupi, Alberto [University of Florence, Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, Florence (Italy); Ramat, Silvia; Marini, Paolo; Sorbi, Sandro [University of Florence, Department of Psychiatric and Neurological Sciences, Florence (Italy)

    2010-03-15

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reciprocal relationships between motor impairment, dopaminergic dysfunction, and cerebral metabolism (rCMRglc) in de novo Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Twenty-six de novo untreated PD patients were scanned with {sup 123}I-FP-CIT SPECT and {sup 18}F-FDG PET. The dopaminergic impairment was measured with putaminal {sup 123}I-FP-CIT binding potential (BP), estimated with two different techniques: an iterative reconstruction algorithm (BP{sub OSEM}) and the least-squares (LS) method (BP{sub LS}). Statistical parametric mapping (SPM) multiple regression analyses were performed to determine the specific brain regions in which UPDRS III scores and putaminal BP values correlated with rCMRglc. The SPM results showed a negative correlation between UPDRS III and rCMRglc in premotor cortex, and a positive correlation between BP{sub OSEM} and rCMRglc in premotor and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, not surviving at multiple comparison correction. Instead, there was a positive significant correlation between putaminal BP{sub LS} and rCMRglc in premotor, dorsolateral prefrontal, anterior prefrontal, and orbitofrontal cortex (p < 0.05, corrected for multiple comparison). Putaminal BP{sub LS} is an efficient parameter for exploring the correlations between PD severity and rCMRglc cortical changes. The correlation between dopaminergic degeneration and rCMRglc in several prefrontal regions likely represents the cortical functional correlate of the dysfunction in the motor basal ganglia-cortical circuit in PD. This finding suggests focusing on the metabolic course of these areas to follow PD progression and to analyze treatment effects. (orig.)

  5. Clinical significance of up-regulated ID1 expression in Chinese de novo acute myeloid leukemia.

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    Zhou, Jing-Dong; Yang, Lei; Zhu, Xiao-Wen; Wen, Xiang-Mei; Yang, Jing; Guo, Hong; Chen, Qin; Yao, Dong-Ming; Ma, Ji-Chun; Lin, Jiang; Qian, Jun

    2015-01-01

    To investigate the clinical significance of ID1 expression in Chinese de novo AML patients. Real-time quantitative PCR was carried out to detect the status of ID1 expression in 102 de novo AML patients and 28 controls. ID1 transcript level was significantly increased in AML compared to normal controls (p=0.029). The age in the patients with high ID1 expression is significantly older than in those with low ID1 expression (p=0.044). ID1 overexpression occurred with the highest frequency in the patients with poor karyotype (7/7, 100%), lower frequency in the patients with intermediate karyotype (28/60, 47%), and the lowest frequency in the patients with favorable karyotype (12/31, 39%). Both whole AML and non-M3 patients with high ID1 expression had significantly lower rate of complete remission than those with low ID1 expression (p=0.007 and 0.038). ID1 high-expressed patients showed significantly shorter overall survival (OS) than ID1 low-expressed patients in both whole AML and non-M3 according to Kaplan-Meier analysis (p=0.007 and 0.040). However, multivariate analysis indicated that ID1 overexpression was not an independent risk factor in both whole AML and non-M3 patients. However, the adverse impact of ID1 overexpression on outcome was revealed by both Kaplan-Meier analysis and multivariate analysis in the non-M3 patients less than 60 years old. Our study reveals that ID1 overexpression may be associated with higher risk karyotype classification and act as an independent risk factor in young non-M3 patients.

  6. Modelo de Negócio: As Operações de uma Distribuidora de Combustíveis no Complexo Industrial Portuário de Suape/PE

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    Davi Lucas Arruda de Araújo

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo principal desta pesquisa consiste em identificar as dimensões do modelo de negócios utilizando o Canvas Business Model, da empresa ALFA Combustíveis no Complexo Industrial Portuário de Suape/PE. O estudo é de natureza exploratória e foi desenvolvido mediante uma pesquisa de campo qualitativa. A coleta de dados ocorreu por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas considerando como sujeitos de pesquisa profissionais desta distribuidora que atuam na base de operações do complexo de Suape/PE. E no tratamento, interpretação e análise dos resultados acerca dos dados coletados foi utilizada a técnica de categorização baseado em (Flores, 1994. Os resultados revelam que a empresa, no que diz respeito a oferta de valor, desenvolve ações para melhoria da eficiência na prestação do serviço. No que tange a infraestrutura, pessoas com expertise, atividades bem alinhadas e política de custos bem definidas são necessárias para o desenvolvimento deste tipo de negócio. E, no que se refere aos clientes, a segmentação em postos revendedores, o desenvolvimento de softwares que auxiliam no relacionamento com os clientes, projetos de entrega de produtos em tempo hábil e delimitação das fontes de receitas em função das atividades que são executadas na base configuram o modelo de negócio de uma distribuidora de combustíveis.

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