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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217961/cellular-evidence-of-exosomes-in-the-reproductive-tract-of-chinese-soft-shelled-turtle-pelodiscus-sinensis
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Muhammad Yasir Waqas, Qian Zhang, Nisar Ahmed, Ping Yang, Guipei Xing, Masood Akhtar, Abdul Basit, Tengfei Liu, Chen Hong, Muhammad Arshad, Hafiz Muhammad Saif-Ur Rahman, Qiusheng Chen
The oviduct is a location of egg production, fertilization, and sperm storage. While its secretions have broadly attributes toward different physiological functions. We examined the ultrastructure of oviduct epithelium and glands in relation to the secretions, particularly with exosomes origin in Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis using immunohistochemistry and transmission electron microscopy. The ciliated epithelial and gland cells were involved in the release of exosomes and secretions into lumen throughout the year...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213766/microelectrophoretic-study-of-environmentally-induced-dna-damage-in-fish-and-its-use-for-early-toxicity-screening-of-freshwater-bodies
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Bilal Hussain, Tayyaba Sultana, Salma Sultana, K A Al-Ghanim, Shahreef Masood, Muhammad Ali, Shahid Mahboob
This study investigates the potential of the comet and micronucleus assays of fish DNA as a means of screening the toxicity of aquatic environments. Catla catla and Cirrhinus mrigala collected from the River Chenab in Pakistan were used as a case study for the application of comet and micronucleus techniques. Comet and micronucleus assays were used to compare DNA damage in C. catla and C. mrigala collected from polluted areas of the River Chenab and farmed fish. Atomic absorption spectrophotometry showed an acute level of toxicity from Cd, Cu, Mn, Zn, Pb, Cr, Sn, and Hg in river water...
March 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209648/unusual-case-of-nasal-obstruction
#3
Chloe Swords, Paula Coyle, Asad Qayyum, Ajmal Masood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209629/burden-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
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Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Mohammad H Forouzanfar, Stein Emil Vollset, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Farah Daoud, Ashkan Afshin, Raghid Charara, Ibrahim Khalil, Hideki Higashi, Mohamed Magdy Abd El Razek, Aliasghar Ahmad Kiadaliri, Khurshid Alam, Nadia Akseer, Nawal Al-Hamad, Raghib Ali, Mohammad AbdulAziz AlMazroa, Mahmoud A Alomari, Abdullah A Al-Rabeeah, Ubai Alsharif, Khalid A Altirkawi, Suleman Atique, Alaa Badawi, Lope H Barrero, Mohammed Basulaiman, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Neeraj Bedi, Isabela M Bensenor, Rachelle Buchbinder, Hadi Danawi, Samath D Dharmaratne, Faiez Zannad, Maryam S Farvid, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Farshad Farzadfar, Florian Fischer, Rahul Gupta, Randah Ribhi Hamadeh, Samer Hamidi, Masako Horino, Damian G Hoy, Mohamed Hsairi, Abdullatif Husseini, Mehdi Javanbakht, Jost B Jonas, Amir Kasaeian, Ejaz Ahmad Khan, Jagdish Khubchandani, Ann Kristin Knudsen, Jacek A Kopec, Raimundas Lunevicius, Hassan Magdy Abd El Razek, Azeem Majeed, Reza Malekzadeh, Kedar Mate, Alem Mehari, Michele Meltzer, Ziad A Memish, Mojde Mirarefin, Shafiu Mohammed, Aliya Naheed, Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer, In-Hwan Oh, Eun-Kee Park, Emmanuel Kwame Peprah, Farshad Pourmalek, Mostafa Qorbani, Anwar Rafay, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Rahman Shiri, Sajjad Ur Rahman, Rajesh Kumar Rai, Saleem M Rana, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Masood Ali Shaikh, Ivy Shiue, Abla Mehio Sibai, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Jasvinder A Singh, Jens Christoffer Skogen, Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Kingsley N Ukwaja, Ronny Westerman, Naohiro Yonemoto, Seok-Jun Yoon, Mustafa Z Younis, Zoubida Zaidi, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Stephen S Lim, Haidong Wang, Theo Vos, Mohsen Naghavi, Alan D Lopez, Christopher J L Murray, Ali H Mokdad
OBJECTIVES: We used findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 to report the burden of musculoskeletal disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). METHODS: The burden of musculoskeletal disorders was calculated for the EMR's 22 countries between 1990 and 2013. A systematic analysis was performed on mortality and morbidity data to estimate prevalence, death, years of live lost, years lived with disability and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)...
February 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203357/wrist-bone-mineral-density-utility-in-diagnosing-hip-osteoporosis-in-postmenopausal-women
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Bina Eftekhar-Sadat, Mostafa Ghavami, Vahideh Toopchizadeh, Masood Ghahvechi Akbari
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that increases with age. Wrist bone mineral density (BMD) has significant correlation with other skeletal sites and it could be used as a diagnostic method for osteoporosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of wrist BMD in diagnosing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 99 postmenopausal women with mean age of 57 ± 6.9 (range 50-76) years were evaluated...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199747/outcomes-in-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-who-underwent-a-21-gene-expression-assay
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Carlos H Barcenas, Akshara Raghavendra, Arup K Sinha, Masood Pasha Syed, Limin Hsu, Modesto G Patangan, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Yu Shen, Gabriel H Hortobagyi, Vicente Valero, Sharon H Giordano, Naoto T Ueno, Debu Tripathy
BACKGROUND: Invasive disease-free survival (IDFS) rates are excellent in patients with breast cancer (BC) with hormone receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-), axillary lymph node-negative (LN-) tumors with a 21-gene expression assay recurrence score (RS) of 0 to 10. However, to the authors' knowledge, the outcomes among patients with an RS of 11 to 25 who are treated with endocrine therapy alone are unknown. METHODS: In this retrospective single-institution study, the authors described the characteristics of patients with HR+, HER2-, LN- BC who underwent a 21-gene expression assay...
February 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197639/cordycepin-induces-apoptosis-in-sgc%C3%A2-7901-cells-through-mitochondrial-extrinsic-phosphorylation-of-pi3k-akt-by-generating-ros
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Moussa Ide Nasser, Muqaddas Masood, Wei Wei, Xiaochun Li, Yifa Zhou, Bao Liu, Jiang Li, Xiaomeng Li
Medicinal plants are affluent sources of several effectual natural drugs. Among them cordycepin which is extracted from Cordyceps militaris is a hopeful chemotherapy agent due to its extensive anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, antioxidant, and antitumor characteristics. This study investigated the efficacy of cordycepin in the context of human gastric cancer SGC‑7901 and searched for the cell death procedure. Cordycepin incorporates mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis in SGC‑7901 cells with the help of regulating mitochondrial extrinsic pathways by inhibition of A3AR and drive activation of DR3, which promote the activation of PI3K/Akt protein expression as well as collapse of mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP)...
March 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195406/synthesis-biological-evaluations-and-molecular-docking-studies-on-dna-binding-interaction-of-platinum-ii-rollover-complexes-containing-phosphorus-donor-ligands
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Masood Fereidoonnezhad, Maryam Niazi, Mahnaz Shahmohammadi Beni, Shima Mohammadi, Zeinab Faghih, Zahra Faghih, Hamid R Shahsavari
A series of cyclometalated rollover complexes [PtMe(κ²N,C-bipyO-H)(L)], 2a-2c, bipyO-H = cyclometalated 2,2'-bipyridine N-oxide, L = PCy₃ (2a), PPh₂py (2-(diphenylphosphino)pyridine, 2b), P(OPh)₃ (2c), was synthesized by reacting of complex [PtMe(κ²N,C-bipyO-H)(SMe₂)], 1, with various monodentate phosphine and phosphite ligands. These complexes were characterized by means of NMR spectroscopy and the structures of 2a confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. 1 was treated with bis(diphenylphosphino)methane (dppm) in a 1 : 1 ratio to give corresponding complex [PtMe(κ²N,C-bipyO-H)(η¹P-dppm)], 3b, in which dppm ligand acts as a monodentate pendant ligand...
February 14, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184330/the-prevalence-of-migraine-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Zeynab Farhadi, Saeideh Alidoost, Meysam Behzadifar, Roghayeh Mohammadibakhsh, Najmeh Khodadadi, Razieh Sepehrian, Rahim Sohrabi, Masood Taheri Mirghaed, Morteza Salemi, Hamid Ravaghi, Masoud Behzadifar
CONTEXT: Migraine is a major dilemma and problem which affects public health and results to reduced quality of life. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of migraine in Iran. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic search was conducted using Pub Med, Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, Ovid, Google Scholar, as well as Iranian databases including: MagIran, IranMedex and Scientific Information Databank, from 2000 to November, 2015. The Der-Simonian/Laird's random-effects model, with a 95% confidence interval was employed to estimate the overall pooled prevalence...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183233/a-mechanistic-evaluation-of-the-traditional-uses-of-nepeta-ruderalis-in-gastrointestinal-and-airway-disorders
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Hassan Mahmood, Mueen Ahmad Chaudhry, Zeeshan Masood, Muhammad Asad Saeed, Sherjeel Adnan
CONTEXT: Nepeta ruderalis Buch.-Ham. (Lamiaceae), locally known as Badranj Boya, is an aromatic herb used traditionally as an antispasmodic, antidiarrhoeal, and anti-asthamatic remedy. OBJECTIVE: Aqueous methanolic extract of N. ruderalis was studied to investigate its traditional uses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study was conducted from September 2015 to February 2016. In vitro spasmolytic and broncho-relaxant activity of crude extract of N. ruderalis (whole plant) was evaluated at 0...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181594/erratum-biogenic-synthesis-of-zinc-oxide-nanostructures-from-nigella-sativa-seed-prospective-role-as-food-packaging-material-inhibiting-broad-spectrum-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm
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Nasser A Al-Shabib, Fohad Mabood Husain, Faheem Ahmed, Rais Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad, Edreese Alsharaeh, Mohd Shahnawaz Khan, Afzal Hussain, Md Tabish Rehman, Mohammad Yusuf, Iftekhar Hassan, Javed Masood Khan, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Ali Alsalme, Mohamed F Al-Ajmi, Vadim V Tarasov, Gjumrakch Aliev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178219/altholactone-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-stat3-activation-and-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-apoptosis-in-prostate-cancer-du145-cells
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Chunwa Jiang, Muqaddas Masood, Azhar Rasul, Wei Wei, Ya Wang, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Mustaqeem, Jiang Li, Xiaomeng Li
Altholactone, a natural compound isolated from Goniothalamus spp., has demonstrated anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities, but its molecular mechanisms are still not fully defined. Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) play pivotal roles in the cell survival of many human tumors. The objective of this study was to elucidate the mechanism of action of altholactone against prostate cancer DU145 cells and to evaluate whether its effects are mediated by inhibition of NF-κB and STAT3 activity...
February 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177941/clinically-significant-bradycardia-from-tizanidine
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Umair Masood, Arunpreet Kahlon, Omar Mousa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158628/study-of-synergism-antagonism-and-resistance-mechanisms-in-insecticide-resistant-oxycarenus-hyalinipennis-hemiptera-lygaeidae
#14
Saif Ullah, Masood Ejaz, Sarfraz Ali Shad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150910/transformational-leadership-and-innovative-work-behavior-among-nursing-staff
#15
Mariam Masood, Bilal Afsar
The importance of innovation within organizations has been demonstrated on numerous occasions, which has subsequently led to the identification of effective leadership as a potential catalyst. Most of us would acknowledge that effective leadership plays a pivotal role to engender innovativeness among nursing staff. Although research has identified some leadership styles to foster a nurse's innovative work behavior, a comprehensive model explaining the effect of transformational leadership on nurses' innovative work behavior is still unclear...
February 2, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148241/a-predictive-assessment-of-genetic-correlations-between-traits-in-chickens-using-markers
#16
Mehdi Momen, Ahmad Ayatollahi Mehrgardi, Ayoub Sheikhy, Ali Esmailizadeh, Masood Asadi Fozi, Andreas Kranis, Bruno D Valente, Guilherme J M Rosa, Daniel Gianola
BACKGROUND: Genomic selection has been successfully implemented in plant and animal breeding programs to shorten generation intervals and accelerate genetic progress per unit of time. In practice, genomic selection can be used to improve several correlated traits simultaneously via multiple-trait prediction, which exploits correlations between traits. However, few studies have explored multiple-trait genomic selection. Our aim was to infer genetic correlations between three traits measured in broiler chickens by exploring kinship matrices based on a linear combination of measures of pedigree and marker-based relatedness...
February 1, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138162/publish-an-original-article-or-perish-only-way-to-promote-research-in-pakistan
#17
Syed Muhammad Mubeen, Masood Sheikh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135856/promoter-hypermethylation-and-its-impact-on-expression-of-mgmt-gene-in-the-git-malignant-patients-of-kashmiri-origin
#18
Arif Akbar Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Shiekh Ishaq, Ajaz Ahmad Waza, Rawoof Ahmad Malik, Iram Shabir, Showkat Jeelani, Showkat Kadla, Waseem Qureshie, Akbar Masood, Sabhiya Majid
Epigenetic alterations, in addition to multiple gene abnormalities, are involved in the genesis and progression of human cancers. Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) cancer is a major medical and economic burden worldwide. Aberrant methylation of CpG islands within promoter regions is associated with transcriptional inactivation of various tumor suppressor genes. Although a number of cancer-associated genes have been found to be hypermethylated in GIT cancer, valuable methylation markers for early diagnosis and prognostic evaluation of this cancer remain largely unknown...
January 31, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133555/familial-case-of-pelizaeus-merzbacher-disorder-detected-by-oligoarray-comparative-genomic-hybridization-genotype-to-phenotype-diagnosis
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Kimia Najafi, Roxana Kariminejad, Kaveh Hosseini, Azadeh Moshtagh, Gole Maryam Abbassi, Neda Sadatian, Masood Bazrgar, Ariana Kariminejad, Mohamad Hassan Kariminejad
Introduction. Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) is an X-linked recessive hypomyelinating leukodystrophy characterized by nystagmus, spastic quadriplegia, ataxia, and developmental delay. It is caused by mutation in the PLP1 gene. Case Description. We report a 9-year-old boy referred for oligoarray comparative genomic hybridization (OA-CGH) because of intellectual delay, seizures, microcephaly, nystagmus, and spastic paraplegia. Similar clinical findings were reported in his older brother and maternal uncle...
2017: Case Reports in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130138/synthetic-food-additive-dye-tartrazine-triggers-amorphous-aggregation-in-cationic-myoglobin
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Nasser Abdulatif Al-Shabib, Javed Masood Khan, Mohd Shahnawaz Khan, Mohd Sajid Ali, Abdulrahman M Al-Senaidy, Mohammad A Alsenaidy, Fohad Mabood Husain, Hamad A Al-Lohedan
Protein aggregation, a characteristic of several neurodegenerative diseases, displays vast conformational diversity from amorphous to amyloid-like aggregates. In this study, we have explored the interaction of tartrazine with myoglobin protein at two different pHs (7.4 and 2.0). We have utilized various spectroscopic techniques (turbidity, Rayleigh light scattering (RLS), intrinsic fluorescence, Congo Red and far-UV CD) along with microscopy techniques i.e. atomic force microscopy (AFM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to characterize the tartrazine-induced aggregation in myoglobin...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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