Extracellular stimuli that modulate the stability of such mRNAs may be the same as the transcriptional activator, HSP inhibitor as is the case with TLR ligands, or may cooperate with independent transcriptional stimuli, as with IL-17, which extends the half-life of TNF-induced transcripts. These different stimuli engage independent signaling pathways that target different instability mechanisms distinguished by dependence on different regulatory nucleotide sequence motifs within the 3′UTRs, which involve that action
of different mRNA-binding proteins. The selective use of these pathways by different stimuli and in distinct cell populations provides the potential for tailoring of chemokine expression patterns to meet PD98059 solubility dmso specific needs in different pathophysiologic circumstances. J. Leukoc. Biol. 91: 377-383; 2012.”
“An automatic segmentation framework is proposed to segment the right ventricle (RV) in echocardiographic
images. The method can automatically segment both epicardial and endocardial boundaries from a continuous echocardiography series by combining sparse matrix transform, a training model, and a localized region-based level set. First, the sparse matrix transform extracts main motion regions of the myocardium as eigen-images by analyzing the statistical information of the images. Second, an RV training model is registered to the eigen-images in order to locate the position of the RV. Third, the training model is adjusted and then serves as an optimized BI 6727 initialization for the segmentation of each image. Finally, based on the initializations, a localized, region-based level set algorithm is applied to segment
both epicardial and endocardial boundaries in each echocardiograph. Three evaluation methods were used to validate the performance of the segmentation framework. The Dice coefficient measures the overall agreement between the manual and automatic segmentation. The absolute distance and the Hausdorff distance between the boundaries from manual and automatic segmentation were used to measure the accuracy of the segmentation. Ultrasound images of human subjects were used for validation. For the epicardial and endocardial boundaries, the Dice coefficients were 90.8 +/- 1.7% and 87.3 +/- 1.9%, the absolute distances were 2.0 +/- 0.42 mm and 1.79 +/- 0.45 mm, and the Hausdorff distances were 6.86 +/- 1.71 mm and 7.02 +/- 1.17 mm, respectively. The automatic segmentation method based on a sparse matrix transform and level set can provide a useful tool for quantitative cardiac imaging.”
“CONTEXT: Brain injury is the most common long-term complication of congenital heart disease requiring surgery during infancy. It is clear that the youngest patients undergoing cardiac surgery, primarily neonates and young infants, are at the greatest risk for brain injury.