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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526559/a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-inhibitor-1b-p27-kip1-associated-with-human-vein-graft-failure-affects-growth-of-human-venous-adventitial-cells-but-not-smooth-muscle-cells
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Richard D Kenagy, Shinsuke Kikuchi, Lihua Chen, Errol S Wijelath, Andrew B Stergachis, John Stamatoyannopoulos, Gale L Tang, Alexander W Clowes, Michael Sobel
BACKGROUND: Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1B (p27(Kip1)) is a cell-cycle inhibitor whose -838C>A single nucleotide polymorphism (rs36228499; hereafter called p27 SNP) has been associated with the clinical failure of peripheral vein grafts, but the functional effects of this SNP have not been demonstrated. METHODS: Human saphenous vein adventitial cells and intimal/medial smooth muscle cells (SMCs) were derived from explants obtained at the time of lower extremity bypass operations...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526351/docosahexaenoyl-serotonin-emerges-as-most-potent-inhibitor-of-il-17-and-ccl-20-released-by-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-a-series-of-n-acyl-serotonins-identified-in-human-intestinal-tissue
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Ya Wang, Michiel G J Balvers, Henk F J Hendriks, Tessa Wilpshaar, Tjarda van Heek, Renger F Witkamp, Jocelijn Meijerink
Fatty acid amides (FAAs), conjugates of fatty acids with ethanolamine, mono-amine neurotransmitters or amino acids are a class of molecules that display diverse functional roles in different cells and tissues. Recently we reported that one of the serotonin-fatty acid conjugates, docosahexaenoyl serotonin (DHA-5-HT), previously found in gut tissue of mouse and pig, attenuates the IL-23-IL-17 signaling axis in LPS-stimulated mice macrophages. However, its presence and effects in humans remained to be elucidated...
May 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506255/retrospective-study-of-nonmucinous-appendiceal-adenocarcinomas-role-of-systemic-chemotherapy-and-cytoreductive-surgery
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Marc Uemura, Wei Qiao, Keith Fournier, Jeffrey Morris, Paul Mansfield, Cathy Eng, Richard E Royal, Robert A Wolff, Kanwal Raghav, Gary N Mann, Michael J Overman
BACKGROUND: Mucinous appendiceal adenocarcinomas (AAs) are the most common histological subset of AAs. Nonmucinous AAs have been infrequently studied. We performed a single-center retrospective study to investigate this histological subtype. METHODS: We reviewed 172 patient records with nonmucinous AAs treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center from Jan, 1990 to Jun, 2015 and recorded patient demographics, tumor characteristics, treatment, and outcomes. Response rate (RR) was assessed semi-quantitatively (response/no response) according to the treating physician's findings...
May 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504860/allogeneic-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-expanded-in-vitro-for-treatment-of-aplastic-anemia-a-multicenter-phase-ii-trial
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Yan Pang, Hao-Wen Xiao, Hang Zhang, Zeng-Hui Liu, Li Li, Yang Gao, Hong-Bo Li, Zu-Jun Jiang, Huo Tan, Jing-Ren Lin, Xin Du, Jian-Yu Weng, Da-Nian Nie, Dong-Jun Lin, Xiang-Zhong Zhang, Qi-Fa Liu, Duo-Rong Xu, Hai-Jia Chen, Xiao-Hu Ge, Xiao-Yan Wang, Yang Xiao
We conducted a phase II, noncomparative, multicenter study to assess the efficacy and safety of allogeneic bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) expanded in vitro for patients with aplastic anemia (AA) refractory to immunosuppressive therapy. Seventy-four patients from seven centers received allogeneic BM-MSCs at a dose of 1-2 × 10(6) cells/kg per week for 4 weeks. Responses were assessed at 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after the first cells infusion. Patients with response at 1 month continued to receive four infusions...
May 15, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504829/prediction-of-thrombophilia-in-patients-with-unexplained-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-using-a-statistical-model
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Tongfei Wang, Xiaomin Kang, Liying He, Zhilan Liu, Haijing Xu, Aimin Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To establish a statistical model to predict thrombophilia in patients with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (URPL). METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was conducted at Ren Ji Hospital, Shanghai, China, from March 2014 to October 2016. The levels of D-dimer (DD), fibrinogen degradation products (FDP), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), prothrombin time (PT), thrombin time (TT), fibrinogen (Fg), and platelet aggregation in response to arachidonic acid (AA) and adenosine diphosphate (ADP) were collected...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497617/association-of-npr3-polymorphism-with-risk-of-essential-hypertension-in-a-chinese-population
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D-B Kuang, J-P Zhou, M-P Li, J Tang, X-P Chen
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Essential hypertension (EH) is a common disease exhibiting large individual difference in occurrence, development and treatment response. Genetic factors are implicated in the development and progression of EH. This study aimed to explore the association between NPR3 single nucleotide polymorphism rs2270915 (A/G, Asn521Asp) and the risk of EH in a Chinese Han population by a case-control study. METHODS: The study was a single-centre, case-control trial, in which a total of 287 EH patients and 289 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494460/persistently-altered-metabolic-phenotype-following-perinatal-excitotoxic-brain-injury
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Benjamin J Blaise, Leslie Schwendimann, Vibol Chhor, Vincent Degos, Mark P Hodson, Guido Dallmann, Matthias Keller, Pierre Gressens, Bobbi Fleiss
Excitotoxicity plays a key role during insults to the developing brain such as neonatal encephalopathy, stroke, and encephalopathy of prematurity. Such insults affect many thousands of infants each year. Excitotoxicity causes frank lesions due to cell death and gliosis and disturbs normal developmental process, leading to deficits in learning, memory, and social integration that persist into adulthood. Understanding the underlying processes of the acute effects of excitotoxicity and its persistence during brain maturation provides an opportunity to identify mechanistic or diagnostic biomarkers, thus enabling and designing possible therapies...
May 12, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493942/amplifying-recombination-genome-wide-and-reshaping-crossover-landscapes-in-brassicas
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Alexandre Pelé, Matthieu Falque, Gwenn Trotoux, Frédérique Eber, Sylvie Nègre, Marie Gilet, Virginie Huteau, Maryse Lodé, Thibaut Jousseaume, Sylvain Dechaumet, Jérôme Morice, Charles Poncet, Olivier Coriton, Olivier C Martin, Mathieu Rousseau-Gueutin, Anne-Marie Chèvre
Meiotic recombination by crossovers (COs) is tightly regulated, limiting its key role in producing genetic diversity. However, while COs are usually restricted in number and not homogenously distributed along chromosomes, we show here how to disrupt these rules in Brassica species by using allotriploid hybrids (AAC, 2n = 3x = 29), resulting from the cross between the allotetraploid rapeseed (B. napus, AACC, 2n = 4x = 38) and one of its diploid progenitors (B. rapa, AA, 2n = 2x = 20). We produced mapping populations from different genotypes of both diploid AA and triploid AAC hybrids, used as female and/or as male...
May 11, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491105/the-impacts-of-chrysanthemum-indicum-extract-on-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-responses-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritic-rats
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Mei Dong, Dongsheng Yu, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan
Chrysanthemum indicum has been used as a therapeutic agent against inflammation, hypertension, and respiratory conditions for many years. This research's aim has been to examine the antioxidant impacts that Chrysanthemum indicum extract (CIE) has on the oxidative stress and inflammatory responses in adjuvant-induced arthritic (AA) rats. 40 rats were categorised into 4 groups according to a completely randomized approach: Group I involved normal control rats (CTRL) that received a basal diet; Group II involved arthritic control rats (CTRL-AA) that received the same diet; Group III involved rats that received a basal diet and 30 mg/kg CIE; and Group IV involved arthritic rats with the same diet as Group III rats (CIE-AA)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476665/identification-and-characterization-of-a-laccase-from-litopenaeus-vannamei-involved-in-anti-bacterial-host-defense
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Lili Shi, Siuming Chan, Chaozheng Li, Shuang Zhang
Phenoloxidases (POs) are a family of enzymes including tyrosinases, catecholases and laccases, which play an important role in immune defences of various invertebrates. Whether or not laccase exists in shrimp and its function is still poorly understood. In this study, a laccase (LvLac) was cloned and identified from Litopenaeus vannamei for the first time. The full length of LvLac is 3406 bp, including a 2034 bp open reading frame (ORF) coding for a putative protein of 677 amino acids with a signal peptide of 33 aa...
May 3, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462597/acute-stress-in-residents-during-emergency-care-a-study-of-personal-and-situational-factors
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Roger Daglius Dias, Augusto Scalabrini Neto
Providing care for simulated emergency patients may induce considerable acute stress in physicians. However, the acute stress provoked in a real-life emergency room is not well known. Our aim was to assess acute stress responses in residents during real emergency care and investigate the related personal and situational factors. A cross-sectional observational study was carried out at an emergency department of a tertiary teaching hospital. All second-year internal medicine residents were invited to voluntarily participate in this study...
May 2, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458180/frequency-of-mcp-1-rs1024611-and-ccr2-rs1799864-gene-polymorphisms-and-its-effect-on-gene-expression-level-in-patients-with-agp
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Sadiye Gunpinar, Nilgun Ozlem Alptekin, V Betul Ucar, Hasan Acar
OBJECTIVE: To identify the genetic risk markers of aggressive periodontitis (AgP), researchers focus on genetic components that regulate the immune response. Therefore the purpose of this study was to investigate genetic impact of monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1-2518A/G and CC chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) -190G/A gene polymorphisms on AgP susceptibility and the effect of this polymorphism on MCP-1 gene expression in patients with AgP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 215 subjects, 108 AgP and 107 periodontally healthy (H) were recruited in this cross-sectional study (NCT02817568)...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453535/plasma-amino-acids-and-metabolic-profiling-of-dairy-cows-in-response-to-a-bolus-duodenal-infusion-of-leucine
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Hassan Sadri, Dirk von Soosten, Ulrich Meyer, Jeannette Kluess, Sven Dänicke, Behnam Saremi, Helga Sauerwein
Leucine (Leu), one of the three branch chain amino acids, acts as a signaling molecule in the regulation of overall amino acid (AA) and protein metabolism. Leucine is also considered to be a potent stimulus for the secretion of insulin from pancreatice β-cells. Our objective was to study the effects of a duodenal bolus infusion of Leu on insulin and glucagon secretion, on plasma AA concentrations, and to do a metabolomic profiling of dairy cows as compared to infusions with either glucose or saline. Six duodenum-fistulated Holstein cows were studied in a replicated 3 × 3 Latin square design with 3 periods of 7 days, in which the treatments were applied at the end of each period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453395/association-of-vitamin-d-pathway-snps-and-clinical-response-to-interferon-in-a-cohort-of-hbeag-negative-patients
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Jessica Cusato, Lucio Boglione, Amedeo De Nicolò, Rosaria Imbornone, Chiara Simona Cardellino, Valeria Ghisetti, Chiara Carcieri, Giuseppe Cariti, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
AIM: Vitamin D modulates biological processes; an influence of vitamin D levels and genetic variants was identified concerning hepatitis B virus infection. We evaluated the role of some SNPs of vitamin D pathway genes in some clinical features of hepatitis B affected patients treated with pegylated interferon. METHODS: We investigated SNPs in IL-28B, CYP27B1, CYP27A1, CYP24A1, VDBP and VDR genes, through real-time PCR. RESULTS:  VDRApaI SNP was associated to viral load and HBsAg presence at different timings...
April 28, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452899/cytochrome-c-and-resveratrol-preserve-platelet-function-during-cold-storage
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Michael L Ekaney, Martin A Grable, William F Powers, Iain H McKillop, Susan L Evans
BACKGROUND: Donated platelets are stored at 22°C and discarded within 5 days because of diminished function and risk of bacterial contamination. Decline of platelet function has been attributed to decreased mitochondrial function and increased oxidative stress. Resveratrol (Res) and cytochrome c (Cyt c), in combination with hypothermic storage, may extend platelet viability. METHODS: Platelets from 20 donors were pooled into 4-independent sets and stored at 22°C or 4°C in the absence or presence of Res (50μM) or Cyt c (100μM) for up to 10d...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448011/turbidimetry-on-human-washed-platelets-the-effect-of-the-pannexin1-inhibitor-brilliant-blue-fcf-on-collagen-induced-aggregation
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Filippo Molica, Séverine Nolli, Pierre Fontana, Brenda Renata Kwak
Turbidimetry is a laboratory technique that is applied to measure the aggregation of platelets suspended in either plasma (platelet-rich plasma, PRP) or in buffer (washed platelets), by the use of one or a combination of agonists. The use of washed platelets separated from their plasma environment and in the absence of anticoagulants allows for studying intrinsic platelet properties. Among the large panel of agonists, arachidonic acid (AA), adenosine di-phosphate (ADP), thrombin and collagen are the most frequently used...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442702/effect-of-gstp1-and-abcc2-polymorphisms-on-treatment-response-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-undergoing-platinum-based-chemotherapy-a-study-in-a-chinese-uygur-population
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Zhi-Gang Han, Jie Tao, Ting-Ting Yu, Li Shan
BACKGROUND Gene polymorphisms are associated with sensitivity to platinum drugs. This study aimed to investigate the polymorphisms of GSTP1 rs1695 locus and ABCC2 rs717620 locus, and the sensitivity of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to platinum drugs in a Xinjiang Uygur population. MATERIAL AND METHODS The gene polymorphisms of GSTP1 rs1695 and ABCC2 rs717620 of Uygur NSCLC patients were assessed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). The relationship between the prognosis of advanced NSCLC Uygur patients and the gene polymorphisms of GSTP1 rs1695 and ABCC2 rs717620 was analyzed using progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) as the major outcome indicators...
April 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423632/the-genetic-variants-in-the-pten-pi3k-akt-pathway-predict-susceptibility-and-ce-a-f-chemotherapy-response-to-breast-cancer-and-clinical-outcomes
#18
Xiang Li, Ruishan Zhang, Zhuangkai Liu, Shuang Li, Hong Xu
The PI3K/PTEN/AKT pathway play a critical role in balancing cell growth and death. Epidemiologic studies suggested that mutations of the PI3K/PTEN/AKT pathway genes are associated with cancer risk, yet no data are available for PTEN rs701848, PIK3CA rs2699887, and AKT1 rs2494752 polymorphism and breast cancer(BC) risk. A case-control study was performed in 920 BC patients and 908 healthy controls using the TaqMan assay method. Overall, individuals with PTEN rs701848 TC, CC and TC/CC genotypes showed significant increased BC risk (P=0...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422122/infant-milk-fat-droplet-size-and-coating-affect-postprandial-responses-in-healthy-adult-men-a-proof-of-concept-study
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S Baumgartner, B J M van de Heijning, D Acton, R P Mensink
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Fat droplets in human milk (HM) are larger and surrounded by a phospholipid membrane compared with infant milk formulas (IMF). Since the physical structure of fat droplets might affect digestion and postprandial metabolism, an IMF was developed more mimicking HM lipid structure than current IMF. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A randomised, double-blind, crossover study was performed in 29 fasted healthy men (aged 18-25 years, BMI: 18-25 kg/m(2)) to compare 5-hour postprandial responses after consumption of an experimental IMF (Concept, Nuturis) with a current IMF (Control)...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419109/polymorphisms-in-the-selectin-gene-cluster-are-associated-with-fertility-and-survival-time-in-a-population-of-holstein-friesian-cows
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Xing Chen, Shujun Zhang, Zhangrui Cheng, Jessica S Cooke, Dirk Werling, D Claire Wathes, Geoffrey E Pollott
Selectins are adhesion molecules, which mediate attachment between leucocytes and endothelium. They aid extravasation of leucocytes from blood into inflamed tissue during the mammary gland's response to infection. Selectins are also involved in attachment of the conceptus to the endometrium and subsequent placental development. Poor fertility and udder health are major causes for culling dairy cows. The three identified bovine selectin genes SELP, SELL and SELE are located in a gene cluster. SELP is the most polymorphic of these genes...
2017: PloS One
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