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See more Utility 0. The x. See more Related Links:. To Update MiniOS7.Performed the experiments: JW. Analyzed the data: JW NS. An important feature of FRAP experiments that tends to be ignored in the modeling is that there can be a significant loss of fluorescence due to bleaching during image capture. In this paper, we explicitly include the effects of bleaching during image capture in the model for the recovery process, instead of correcting for the effects of bleaching using reference measurements.
Using experimental examples, we demonstrate the usefulness of such an approach in FRAP analysis. The FRAP technique is a popular technique for investigating dynamics of protein diffusion and binding in living cells  — . FRAP experiments involve bleaching of fluorescently labeled proteins in a pre-chosen location inside the cell with a high intensity laser pulse.
When proteins are transiently bound to structures in the photobleached spot, the fluorescence recovers owing to exchange between fluorescently labeled diffusing molecules in the cytoplasm or membrane with the bound photobleached molecules in the bleached spot.
The recovery curve can be fit to models to estimate transport and binding parameters. The accurate modeling of FRAP experiments and issues with parameter estimation are active areas of interest  — .
The approach to fit FRAP experiments to mathematical models involves a suitable normalization of the experimental data . For example, if is the fluorescence in a spot in the cytoplasm, and bleaching occurs atthen one way to normalize the signal is. Here, the denominator represents the amount of fluorescence that should theoretically recover after photobleaching assuming one waits long enough in the experiment i. The assumption can be made in most cases that the bleaching pulse at itself does not alter the total fluorescence significantly.
If the experiment is then stopped at time when the fluorescence appears to visually plateauin many cases it is found that i. Ifthe usual procedure is to calculate the so-called immobile fraction ; the hypothesis is that there is a sub-population of fluorescent molecules in the bleached spot that do not recover to any measurable extent over the time. While this approach is widely followed in the literature and may be applicable for many situations, it is obvious that if there was significant bleaching as a result of the image capture process itself, then even though there is no real immobile fraction.
Of all the different experimental complications that make FRAP analysis difficult, the undesirable decay of the fluorescence due to the image capture process itself has received little attention.
This procedure can potentially invalidate the fitting of mathematical models to FRAP data owing to the arbitrary correction of experimental data with another time-varying curve. If the effect of bleaching during image capture is significant and no correction to the data is applied, then this can invalidate the fitting because the mathematical models do not include the effect of photobleaching during image capture.
Either way, neglecting the effect of photobleaching during image capture has the potential to render serious errors in the estimation of kinetic or transport parameters from the FRAP experiment.
In this paper, we take the view that mathematical models for FRAP analysis should explicitly account for the effects of bleaching during image capture instead of relying on corrections to data, or on the perfect experiment that does not suffer from the effects of photobleaching. We develop models that should be generally applicable and provide an experimental demonstration on how to use the models. The analysis discussed here can help bring greater clarity into the interpretation of FRAP experiments.
A program for fitting the models in this paper to data is available on request. We first consider the situation where fluorescence imaging is performed on a live cell. If an image is captured for an exposure timethen the fluorescence concentration in the cell will decrease from an initial value of in this time according to the kinetic expression . The precise value of will depend on imaging conditions i.
At the end of the exposure timethe concentration is. Consider an experiment involving imaging of the entire cell over images with a time interval of between images. The image capture is assumed to occur in the time interval. Then applying Eq. The time evolution of the concentration predicted by equation 2 for a hypothetical experiment is shown in Figure 1A.
Because the imaging occurs over a time intervalthe measured fluorescence in the image is proportional not to but rather to the average concentration over given bywhere.
However, as is common practice, the fluorescence in subsequent images is normalized to the fluorescence in the first image and so the factor cancels, making the normalized fluorescence proportional to the ratio of concentrations.Conceived and designed the experiments: AT VC.
In order to improve such a list of pathological variants, we completely sequenced the mitochondrial genomes of suspected LHON patients from Italy, France and Germany, lacking the three primary common mutations. Phylogenetic and conservation analyses were performed. AT, m. EK-Q, m. A72V, m. M64I, m. L60S, and m. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that these substitutions were due to independent events on different haplogroups, whereas interspecies comparisons showed that they affected conserved amino acid residues or domains in the ND subunit genes of complex I.
Our findings indicate that these nine substitutions are all primary LHON mutations.
Therefore, despite their relative low frequency, they should be routinely tested for in all LHON patients lacking the three common mutations. It is widely recognized that one of three common mutations, m. Neurologists and ophthalmologists commonly encounter patients with a family history compatible with maternal inheritance, who fulfill the clinical criteria for LHON but lack the common mutations upon genetic testing.
Complete mtDNA sequencing has shown in some of these cases the presence of different and rare nucleotide changes, most of these in the MT-ND6 and MT-ND 1 genes, which fit the accepted criteria for being pathogenic and these genes are now considered mutational hot spots for LHON . Mutations independently found in more than one unrelated case or family include those in MT-ND6 m.
An additional mutation, validated in three families and in strict association with haplogroup J, is m. A different set of putative pathogenic mutations has also been reported in single cases or families; these have been assigned a provisional status and await confirmation of their strict pathogenic association with LHON .
They include the variants m. The prototype of this category is the mutation m. Similarly, mutations in the MT-ND5 gene are typically associated with a wide range of phenotypes, an example of which is the mutation m.
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In the present study we analyzed suspected LHON probands from unrelated families, lacking the three common mutations, and detected 16 mitochondrial genomes, harboring at least one rare pathogenic mutation. This study definitively establishes nine rare mtDNA point mutations as primary LHON mutations that should be routinely screened for if the three most common mutations are not identified.
Among the three diagnostic centers involved in this study, sequencing of a total of complete mitochondrial genomes was performed in cases highly suspected for LHON, but lacking the three common mutations Table S1.
Sixteen probands Text S1 resulted positive for a rare pathogenic mutation and Figure 1 illustrates the phylogenetic relationships between these mitochondrial genomes.
FRAP Analysis: Accounting for Bleaching during Image Capture
As expected the mtDNA sequence from French family 16, which is originally from Benin, belonged to a sub-Saharan African haplogroup L2a1whereas all other sequences clustered within a wide range of Western Eurasian haplogroups within macro-haplogroups N and R. Table 1 summarizes the main features of each mtDNA sequence.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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We used occupancy modeling and power analysis to optimize the survey design for reptile monitoring programs in the UK. Surveys were carried out six times a year in — at multiple sites. Four out of the six species — grass snake, adder, common lizard, slow-worm —were encountered during every survey from March-September.
The most frequently encountered and most easily detected species was the slow-worm. Using artificial cover objects was an effective detection method for most species, considerably increased the detection rate of some, and reduced misidentifications.
The results obtained can be used to refine reptile survey protocols in the UK and elsewhere. On a wider scale, the occupancy study design approach can be used to optimize survey effort and help set targets for conservation outcomes for regional or national biodiversity assessments. There is widespread evidence of worldwide declines in populations of vertebrates  including fish amphibians reptiles birds  and mammals . Declines have been attributed to a number of causes including habitat loss or change  ; disease  ; pollution  and climate change .
Action to address these declines requires sound scientific data on population trends at different scales.
At the individual population level, long-term monitoring can provide useful data on the nature of population fluctuations and drivers of population change . However, what may be more useful for conservation purposes are data on changes in the number of populations at the wider landscape level . Such approaches present challenges in terms of logistics and expertise, particularly for cryptic species that are difficult to detect and identify.
This raises the issue of how much survey effort is required to reliably identify population changes. A National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme NARRS was instituted in Britain inwith a view to assessing future status changes of the herpetofauna of the UK United Kingdomincluding the six native reptile species, slow-worm Anguis fragilis Linnaeuscommon or viviparous lizard Zootoca vivipera Jacquinsand lizard Lacerta agilis Linnaeus,adder Vipera berus Linnaeusgrass snake Natrix natrix Linnaeus and smooth snake Coronella austriaca Laurenti NARRS primarily uses trained volunteers who carry out presence-absence surveys using a standard protocol.
In this study, we applied an occupancy modeling technique that accounts for imperfect detection to the current NARRS survey protocol for reptiles. This modeling framework is based on the patterns of detection and non-detection of species at a range of sites over multiple visits, and estimates both site occupancy and detection probability simultaneously . Once the detection probability of any particular species is estimated it is possible to determine the number of survey visits required at an occupied site for the species to be detected to a given level of certainty  —  ; note that a similar assessment can be performed without conditioning on species presence .
Survey effort can be allocated into number of sites and number of survey visits in different ways. For a given combination of occupancy and detection probabilities, there is an optimal level of replication in terms of estimator precision .
Thus, if sufficient surveyors are available to carry out surveys, is it better to survey sites four times or sites ten times? Such decisions are important for optimizing the deployment of survey effort. Equally, it is essential to design the survey so that biologically significant changes in species occupancy over time can be detected reliably. In this study we used an occupancy modeling approach on all six native reptile species in the UK to determine 1 occupancy and detectability of all the species across a range of sites; 2 the optimal number of survey visits to carry out per site; and 3 the required sampling effort to detect population declines at different power levels for the four commoner species.
In 29 sites were surveyed for reptiles on six occasions, once each in March, April, May, June, July and September. All chosen sites were in southeast England as this was the only part of the United Kingdom where all six native reptile species occurred. In the same sites were again surveyed six times and additional sites were incorporated to bring the total sample size to 45 see Fig.
These were from a wider geographical area, embracing Wales to the west, East Anglia to the east and Yorkshire to the north. The 45 site data set was thus more representative of the UK as a whole but did not increase coverage of the two rarest species, both of which have a highly restricted UK distribution. Surveys were carried out by a mixture of volunteer and professional surveyors.Conceived and designed the experiments: TO.
Performed the experiments: TK MO. Analyzed the data: TO. Wrote the paper: TO. Contributed to final draft: TK MO. Pragmatic methods for dose optimization are required for the successful basal management in daily clinical practice. The correlations between average changes in glargine dose and HbA1c were calculated, and its regression formula was estimated from grouped data categorized by baseline HbA1c levels.
Starting doses of the background-subgroup achieving the HbA1c target with a last-observed dose above the average were compared to an assumed optimal starting dose of 0.
The difference in regression lines between background-subgroups was examined. A formula for determining the optimal starting and titration doses was thereby derived.
A starting dose of 0. Additionally, women 0. This formula should be further validated using other samples in a prospective follow-up, especially since several patient groups required lower starting doses. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a progressive disease characterized by insulin insufficiency and resistance with chronic hyperglycemia.
In the early stage, oral antidiabetic drugs OADs are typically selected as the initial intervention. However, higher doses or additional medications are ultimately required in many cases to reach blood sugar target levels.
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Generally, OADs are effective only for a limited time with a majority of patients eventually requiring insulin therapy. One typical approach to insulin initiation is to add once-a-day basal insulin, such as insulin glargine, while maintaining the previous OAD regimen . Insulin therapy has the optimal glucose lowering effect when used at appropriate dosages. The insulin dose should be continuously adjusted until the glycemic control target is reached.
In the Treat-To-Target paradigm, adequate insulin doses at initiation and appropriative titration of doses, based on fasting plasma glucose FPG measurement, are desirable for managing blood sugar levels . At initiation, a common starting dose is 0. Regarding incremental doses, numerous studies conducted on western populations have shown patients treated with basal insulin at forced-titration doses according to FPG-monitored algorithms are more often achieving the target HbA1c . The practice of starting insulin therapy with a dose of 0.
For example, the average daily dose at 24 weeks after insulin initiation was less than