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#1
Nasser Goudarzi, Monavar Amirnavaee, Mansour Arab Chamjangali, Sahar Farsimadan
An improved microextraction method is proposed on the basis of ultrasound-assisted surfactant-enhanced emulsification and solidification of a floating organic droplet procedure combined with high performance liquid chromatography for the preconcentration and quantification of alprazolam (ALP) and chlordiazepoxide (CHL) present in a number of human serum samples. Several parameters affecting the extraction efficiency were investigated by the Plackett -Burman factorial design as the screening design. Then the response surface methodology based on the Box-Behnken design was used to optimize the effective parameters in the proposed procedure...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334145/combined-effects-of-thinning-and-decline-on-fine-root-dynamics-in-a-quercus-robur-l-forest-adjoining-the-italian-pre-alps
#2
E Mosca, L Montecchio, G Barion, C Dal Cortivo, T Vamerali
Aims: Oak decline is a complex phenomenon, characterized by symptoms of canopy transparency, bark cracks and root biomass reduction. Root health status is one of the first stress indicators, and root turnover is a key process in plant adaptation to unfavourable conditions. In this study, the combined effects of decline and thinning were evaluated on fine root dynamics in an oak forest adjoining the Italian Pre-Alps by comparison of acute declining trees with non-declining trees, both with and without thinning treatment of surrounding trees...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333158/antenatal-late-preterm-steroids-alps-are-we-ready-to-accept-it
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S Kamatkar, A Jobe
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March 23, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332213/hen-egg-york-phosvitin-stimulates-osteoblast-differentiation-in-the-absence-of-ascorbic-acid
#4
Qingli Liu, Chunyan Li, Fang Geng, Xi Huang, Meihu Ma
BACKGROUND: Egg yolk phosvitin, one of the most highly phosphorylated extracellular matrix proteins known in nature, has a strong calcium binding and reducing capacity. Here, we investigated the effects of phosvitin on the osteoblast differentiation and osteogenic gene expression in cultured mouse osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells by using alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity analysis, alizarin red S staining and real-time PCR assay. RESULTS: ALP activity and alizarin red S staining analyses demonstrated no significant difference between differentiating MC3T3-E1 cells cultured in the presence of phosvitin and those cultured in the presence of ascorbic acid after 21 days of differentiation...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332126/klotho-suppresses-high-phosphate-induced-osteogenic-responses-in-human-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells-through-inhibition-of-sox9
#5
Fei Li, Qingzhou Yao, Lihua Ao, Joseph C Cleveland, Nianguo Dong, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
Elevated level of blood phosphate (Pi) associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor of aortic valve calcification. Aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs) display osteogenic responses to high Pi although the underlying mechanism is incompletely understood. Sox9 is a pro-chondrogenic factor and may play a role in ectopic tissue calcification. Circulating and kidney levels of Klotho are reduced in patients with CKD. We hypothesized that Sox9 mediates high Pi-induced osteogenic responses in human AVICs and that Klotho inhibits the responses...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331599/species-distribution-modeling-and-molecular-markers-suggest-longitudinal-range-shifts-and-cryptic-northern-refugia-of-the-typical-calcareous-grassland-species-hippocrepis-comosa-horseshoe-vetch
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Martin Leipold, Simone Tausch, Peter Poschlod, Christoph Reisch
Calcareous grasslands belong to the most diverse, endangered habitats in Europe, but there is still insufficient information about the origin of the plant species related to these grasslands. In order to illuminate this question, we chose for our study the representative grassland species Hippocrepis comosa (Horseshoe vetch). Based on species distribution modeling and molecular markers, we identified the glacial refugia and the postglacial migration routes of the species to Central Europe. We clearly demonstrate that H...
March 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331337/serum-liver-enzymes-serve-as-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#7
Chenyue Zhang, Haiyong Wang, Zhouyu Ning, Litao Xu, Liping Zhuang, Peng Wang, Zhiqiang Meng
OBJECTIVE: Liver functions, reflective of the overall status of the host, have been reported to be important factors affecting the prognosis in many types of cancers. In this study, we explored the influences of liver enzymes albumin (ALB), globulin (GELO), total protein (TP), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), total bilirubin (TBIL), direct bilirubin (DBIL), gamma glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) on the overall survival (OS) in a number of 173 patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331312/investigation-of-silk-fibroin-nanoparticle-decorated-poly-l-lactic-acid-composite-scaffolds-for-osteoblast-growth-and-differentiation
#8
Biao-Qi Chen, Ranjith Kumar Kankala, Ai-Zheng Chen, Ding-Zhu Yang, Xiao-Xia Cheng, Ni-Na Jiang, Kai Zhu, Shi-Bin Wang
Attempts to reflect the physiology of organs is quite an intricacy during the tissue engineering process. An ideal scaffold and its surface topography can address and manipulate the cell behavior during the regeneration of targeted tissue, affecting the cell growth and differentiation significantly. Herein, silk fibroin (SF) nanoparticles were incorporated into poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) to prepare composite scaffolds via phase-inversion technique using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2). The SF nanoparticle core increased the surface roughness and hydrophilicity of the PLLA scaffolds, leading to a high affinity for albumin attachment...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330807/dietary-myrtle-myrtus-communis-l-improved-non-specific-immune-parameters-and-bactericidal-activity-of-skin-mucus-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-fingerlings
#9
Hadis Mansouri Taei, Abdolmajid Hajimoradloo, Seyed Hossein Hoseinifar, Hassan Ahmadvand
The present study examined the effects of dietary Myrtle (Myrtus communis L.) on non-specific immune parameters and bactericidal activity of skin mucus in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fingerlings. Three hundred and sixty fingerlings (6.50 ± 0.55 g (were distributed in twelve cages (65 × 65 × 65 cm) with a metal framework. The study included four treatments repeated in triplicates. The treatments were feeding trouts with experimental diets containing different levels (0, 0.5, 1 and 1.5%) of Myrtle powder...
March 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327881/feline-platynosomiasis-analysis-of-the-association-of-infection-levels-with-pathological-and-biochemical-findings
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Dirceu Guilherme de Souza Ramos, Amanda Raiza Gonçalves Lima Oliveira Santos, Leodil da Costa Freitas, Ísis Assis Braga, Erica Pereira da Silva, Luciana Maria Curtio Soares, Nádia Aline Bobbi Antoniassi, Fernando Henrique Furlan, Richard de Campos Pacheco
Platynosomiasis is a common feline hepatic disease caused by Platynosomum fastosum (Trematoda - Dicrocoelidae), which is also known as 'lizard poisoning'. Most reports of feline platynosomiasis show that this disease is sporadic and manifests with uncommon lesions; its pathogenicity is still not well understood. This study aimed to describe liver injuries and enzymatic changes associated with natural P. fastosum infection in 47 stray cats in an endemic area. Overall, 38.3% (18/47) of cats were parasitized, and 2,358 flukes (P...
March 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326730/-influences-of-vibration-on-rapid-osteogenic-response-of-osteoblasts
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Zhu Zhuoli, Zhang Ling, Ma Ruiyang, Gan Xueqi
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the rapid response of osteoblasts, which were derived from low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV). Refractory period-derived memory response was also observed. METHODS: MC3T3-E1 cells were incubated and received LMHFV stimulation (0.49 g, 40 Hz) for 30 min. After application of LMHFV, mRNA levels of earlier osteogenic differentiation markers Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), collagen typeⅠ(Col-Ⅰ), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were immediately detected by real-time fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction in the absence or presence of antioxidant...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326703/-effects-of-salvianolic-acid-b-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
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Ma Yue, Ren Aishu, Fu Gang
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of salvianolic acid B (Sal B), a major bioactive component of the Chinese medicine salvia miltiorrhiza, on osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs). METHODS: Third passage PDLCs were used in this experiment. Methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) method was employed to observe the effects of different Sal B concentrations on proliferation activity of hPDLCs. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and mineralization capability were measured, and mRNA expression of osteocalcin (OCN) was detected to investigate the effects of Sal B on osteogenesis of hPDLCs...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326564/parental-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-activity-as-an-auxiliary-tool-for-prenatal-diagnosis-of-hypophosphatasia
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Yuichiro Takahashi, Hideaki Sawai, Jun Murotsuki, Shuhei Satoh, Takahiro Yamada, Hiromi Hayakawa, Yutaka Kouduma, Masakatsu Sase, Atsushi Watanabe, Osamau Miyazaki, Gen Nishimura
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the usefulness of parental Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) for prenatal diagnosis of hypophosphatasia (HPP). METHODS: Maternal (m) and paternal (p) ALP values were measured in 77 cases from A multi-center cohort (fetal-skeletal dysplasia forum in Japan) of cases with short limbs on ultrasonography during pregnancy. After birth, X-rays, cord blood ALP, and gene analysis were evaluated to achieve an exact diagnosis. The screening usefulness of ALP was examined retrospectively...
March 22, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325987/new-and-poorly-known-palaearctic-fungus-gnats-diptera-sciaroidea
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Jukka Salmela, Levente-Péter Kolcsár
BACKGROUND: Fungus gnats (Sciaroidea) are a globally species rich group of lower Diptera. In Europe, Fennoscandian peninsula in particular holds a notable diversity, ca. 1000 species, of which 10 % are still unnamed. Fungus gnats are predominantly terrestrial insects, but some species dwell in wetland habitats. NEW INFORMATION: Eight new fungus gnat species, belonging to the families Keroplatidae (Orfelia boreoalpina Salmela sp.n.) and Mycetophilidae (Sciophila holopaineni Salmela sp...
2017: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325653/bone-regeneration-enhancement-by-ultra-violet-uv-treatment-for-uha-plla-absorbable-mesh
#15
Hiroumi Ikawa, Akinori Moroi, Kunio Yoshizawa, Yuriko Saida, Asami Hotta, Takamitsu Tsutsui, Kenichi Fukaya, Ryota Hiraide, Akihiro Takayama, Tatsuya Tsunoda, Yuki Saito, Koichiro Ueki
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of bone regeneration enhancement by ultra-violet (UV) treatment of an unsintered hydroxyapatite (u-HA)/poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) mesh in rabbitnasal bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty adult male Japanese white rabbits (12-16 weeks, 2.5-3.0 kg) were used in this study. After incising along the nasal bone, 6 × 6 × depth 1 mm two bone defects were made on both sides. In the UV group (n = 30), the defects were covered with uHA/PLLA mesh, treated by UV (wavelength 172 nm, tube wall illumination 13 mW/cm(2), period 8 min, intensity 6...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325318/preparation-and-characterization-of-amine-functional-nano-hydroxyapatite-chitosan-bionanocomposite-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
#16
Besir Hakan Atak, Berna Buyuk, Merve Huysal, Sevim Isik, Mehmet Senel, Wolfgang Metzger, Guven Cetin
In this study, three different types of scaffolds including a uniquely modified composite scaffold - namely chitosan (CTS), nano-hydroxyapatite/chitosan composite (CTS+nHAP), and amine group (NH2) modified nano-hydroxyapatite/chitosan composite (CTS+nHAP-NH2) scaffolds - were synthesized for bone tissue engineering (BTE) purposes. As results of the study, it was found that all scaffold types were biodegradable with CTS and CTS+nHAP scaffolds losing up to 15% of their initial weight, while the CTS+nHAP-NH2 scaffold showing 10% of weight loss after six weeks of lysozyme treatment...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324211/comparison-of-in-vitro-osteogenic-potential-of-iliac-crest-and-degenerative-facet-joint-bone-autografts-for-intervertebral-fusion-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#17
Jeroen Geurts, Daniela Ramp, Stefan Schären, Cordula Netzer
PURPOSE: The promotion of spinal fusion using bone autografts is largely mediated by the osteoinductive potential of progenitors/mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) that reside in the marrow spaces of cancellous bone. Iliac crest is the common autograft donor site, but its use presents an increased risk for donor site pain, morbidity and infection. Degenerative bone samples harvested during facetectomy might provide an alternative viable source of osteoinductive autografts. In this study, we conducted an intra-individual comparison of the osteogenic potential of isolated low passage MSC from both sources...
March 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323217/effects-of-algal-toxin-okadaic-acid-on-the-non-specific-immune-and-antioxidant-response-of-bay-scallop-argopecten-irradians
#18
Cheng Chi, Sib Sankar Giri, Jin Woo Jun, Hyoun Joong Kim, Sang Wha Kim, Saekil Yun, Se Chang Park
Okadaic acid (OA) is produced by dinoflagellates during harmful algal blooms and is a diarrhetic shellfish-poisoning (DSP) toxin. This toxin is particularly problematic for bivalves that are cultured for human consumption. This study aimed to reveal the effects of exposure to OA on the non-specific immune responses of bay scallop, Argopecten irradians. Various immunological parameters (superoxide dismutase (SOD), acid phosphatase (ACP), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), lysozyme activities, and total protein level) were assessed in the hemolymph of bay scallops at 3, 6, 12, 24, and 48 h post-exposure (hpe) to different concentrations (50, 100, and 500 nM) of OA...
March 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322712/implementation-and-initial-analysis-of-a-laboratory-based-weekly-biosurveillance-system-provence-alpes-c%C3%A3-te-d-azur-france
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Michael Huart, Gabriel Bedubourg, Cédric Abat, Philippe Colson, Jean Marc Rolain, Hervé Chaudet, Pierre Edouard Fournier, Didier Raoult, Xavier Deparis
We describe the implementation of an automated infectious disease surveillance system that uses data collected from 210 microbiologic laboratories throughout the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France. Each week, these facilities report bacterial species that have been isolated from patients in their area. An alarm is triggered whenever the case count for a bacterial species infection exceeds 2 SDs of the historical mean for that species at the participating laboratory. At its inception in July 2013, the system monitored 611 bacterial species...
April 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322449/tgf-%C3%AE-inhibits-osteogenesis-by-upregulating-the-expression-of-ubiquitin-ligase-smurf1-via-mapk-erk-signaling
#20
Xuewu Sun, Ziang Xie, Yan Ma, Xin Pan, Jiying Wang, Zhijun Chen, Peihua Shi
High incidence of osteoporotic fractures emphasizes the necessity of developing effective measures to promote osteogenesis. In our study, we investigated a possible role of MAPK-ERK signaling in the TGF-β-mediated osteoblastic differentiation. Our results indicated that TGF-β activated the MAPK-ERK pathway and inhibited osteogenesis in mesenchymal pluripotent cell line, C3H10T1/2, and preosteoblastic cell line, MC3T3 cells. And the downregulation of MAPK-ERK signaling using pharmacological inhibitor U0126 and RNA interference rescued osteoblast differentiation suppressed by TGF-β, which was confirmed by Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) staining and alizarrn red staining and the enhanced expression of osteogenesic markers...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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