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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050464/anti-platelet-effects-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-in-addition-to-the-concomitant-aspirin-clopidogrel-or-ticagrelor-treatment
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Hyung Joon Joo, Ji-Young Park, Soon Jun Hong, Kyoung-Ah Kim, Seung Hoon Lee, Jae-Young Cho, Jae Hyoung Park, Cheol Woong Yu, Do-Sun Lim
Background/Aims: Although epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is found in high contents in the dried leaves of green tea, has been reported to have an anti-platelet effect, synergistic effects of EGCG in addition to current anti-platelet medications remains to be elucidated. Methods: Blood samples were obtained from 40 participants who took aspirin (ASA, n = 10), clopidogrel (CPD, n = 10), ticagrelor (TCG, n = 10) and no anti-platelet medication (Control, n = 10)...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050443/microbial-endocrinology-why-the-intersection-of-microbiology-and-neurobiology-matters-to-poultry-health
#2
Daniel N Villageliu, Mark Lyte
The union of microbiology and neurobiology has led to a revolution in the way we view the microbiome. Now recognized as important symbionts, the microorganisms which inhabit multiple niches in mammalian and avian (chicken) hosts, such as the intestinal tract and skin, serve and influence many important physiological functions. The realization that the gut microbiome serves as a kind of "microbial organ" has important implications for many areas of biology. In this paper advances in the field of microbial endocrinology which may hold relevance for the poultry industry are examined...
August 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050438/effects-of-rearing-systems-on-laying-performance-egg-quality-and-serum-biochemistry-of-xianju-chickens-in-summer
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X Y Dong, Z Z Yin, Y Z Ma, H Y Cao, D J Dong
The objective of this study was to compare the laying performance, egg quality, and serum biochemistry of hens maintained in conventional cage rearing system (CRS), flat net-rearing system (NRS), and free range system (FRS) under summer conditions. Indigenous Xianju chickens (n = 540) were randomly allocated into cages or pens of rearing system groups, within each system there were 5 replicates with 36 hens in each replicate. The experiment lasted between 21 and 29 wk of age. Hen-day egg production (P = 0.00) and egg mass (P = 0...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050429/isolation-and-genetic-characterization-of-a-novel-adeno-associated-virus-from-muscovy-ducks-in-china
#4
X N Su, J J Liu, Q F Zhou, X H Zhang, L C Zhao, Q M Xie, W G Chen, F Chen
Adeno-associated virus (AAV; genus Dependoparvovirus, family Parvoviridae) was first discovered in 1965 as a contaminant in adenovirus preparations. The AAVs are generally considered non-pathogenic, and they have the ability to attenuate the replication of other more pathogenic viruses, which makes them attractive as potential therapeutics or preventative measures. This study characterized a novel AAV isolated from Muscovy ducks in China. The novel virus (MHH-05-2015) was isolated after propagating a field isolate of the DAdV-3 virus (a type 3 duck adenovirus) in duck embryo fibroblasts...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050424/a-functional-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-the-tyrosinase-gene-promoter-affects-skin-color-and-transcription-activity-in-the-black-boned-chicken
#5
S Yu, J Liao, M Tang, Y Wang, X Wei, L Mao, C Zeng, G Wang
The tyrosinase (TYR) gene is the major melanogenesis-related gene for skin (fur) or plumage color in mammals and birds. Genetic variation in the promoter region of a gene may affect gene expression and phenotypes. This study compared the TYR promoter region between pooled DNA (n = 8) of chickens (Gallus gallus) with black and white skin using direct sequencing. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) c.-2228A>T was found to have the opposite allele distribution in the two groups. The results of genotyping in a larger population (n = 188) revealed that SNP c...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050419/successful-chilling-of-red-legged-partridge-alectoris-rufa-sperm-for-use-in-artificial-insemination
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J Santiago-Moreno, C Castaño, A Toledano-Díaz, M C Esteso, A López-Sebastián, S Villaverde-Morcillo, S G Dávila, M G Gil, E Blesbois
The fertilizing capacity of pure, fresh avian semen may disappear in just half an hour, hindering its successful use in artificial insemination (AI) projects. Longer storage requires the use of infra-physiological temperatures and of semen diluents that help preserve the spermatozoa but that do not interfere with their fertilizing capacity. This study examines the effect on sperm quality of storing red-legged partridge sperm for 3 h at 5°C with 2 different semen extenders: 1) a medium referred to as L&R-84, composed of sodium glutamate, glucose, magnesium acetate, potassium acetate, and polyvinylpyrrolidone, and 2) Lake 7...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050416/feeding-broiler-breeders-a-reduced-balanced-protein-diet-during-the-rearing-and-laying-period-impairs-reproductive-performance-but-enhances-broiler-offspring-performance
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J Lesuisse, C Li, S Schallier, J Leblois, N Everaert, J Buyse
Mammalian studies have shown that nutritional constraints during the perinatal period are able to program the progeny (metabolism, performance). The presented research aimed to investigate if broiler breeders and their offspring performance could be influenced by reducing the dietary crude protein (CP) level with 25%. A total of 160 day-old pure line A breeder females were randomly divided over 2 dietary treatments. The control group was fed commercial diets, whereas the reduced balanced protein (RP) breeders received an isoenergetic diet that was decreased with 25% in dietary CP and amino acid during their entire lifespan...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050413/laying-hens-in-aviaries-with-different-litter-substrates-behavior-across-the-flock-cycle-and-feather-lipid-content
#8
D L M Campbell, A B A Ali, D M Karcher, J M Siegford
The tiered aviary for laying hens includes a floor litter area to promote foraging and dust bathing. Data are needed on hens' use of different litter substrates and effectiveness of substrates in removing excess feather lipids to ensure a suitable litter area. Bovans White hens were housed in commercial-style aviaries with access to one of 3 litter substrates (wood shavings, straw, or plastic turf mats-AstroTurf®, n = 4 aviary pens per substrate, 144 cage-reared hens populated per pen). Litter areas were videoed across 2 d each at 4 ages: immediately following first aviary opening (25 wk), then at 28, 50, and 68 weeks...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050399/diagnostic-criteria-for-chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-clippers
#9
W Oliver Tobin, Yong Guo, Karl N Krecke, Joseph E Parisi, Claudia F Lucchinetti, Sean J Pittock, Jay Mandrekar, Divyanshu Dubey, Jan Debruyne, B Mark Keegan
Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) is a central nervous system inflammatory syndrome predominantly affecting the brainstem, cerebellum, and spinal cord. Following its initial description, the salient features of CLIPPERS have been confirmed and expanded upon, but the lack of formalized diagnostic criteria has led to reports of patients with dissimilar features purported to have CLIPPERS. We evaluated clinical, radiological and pathological features of patients referred for suspected CLIPPERS and propose diagnostic criteria to discriminate CLIPPERS from non-CLIPPERS aetiologies...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050397/the-antimyotonic-effect-of-lamotrigine-in-non-dystrophic-myotonias-a-double-blind-randomized-study
#10
Grete Andersen, Gitte Hedermann, Nanna Witting, Morten Duno, Henning Andersen, John Vissing
Mexiletine is the only drug with proven effect for treatment of non-dystrophic myotonia, but mexiletine is expensive, has limited availability and several side effects. There is therefore a need to identify other pharmacological compounds that can alleviate myotonia in non-dystrophic myotonias. Like mexiletine, lamotrigine is a sodium channel blocker, but unlike mexiletine, lamotrigine is available, inexpensive, and well tolerated. We investigated the potential of using lamotrigine for treatment of myotonia in patients with non-dystrophic myotonias...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050389/towards-personalized-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis-prediction-of-individual-treatment-response
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Tomas Kalincik, Ali Manouchehrinia, Lukas Sobisek, Vilija Jokubaitis, Tim Spelman, Dana Horakova, Eva Havrdova, Maria Trojano, Guillermo Izquierdo, Alessandra Lugaresi, Marc Girard, Alexandre Prat, Pierre Duquette, Pierre Grammond, Patrizia Sola, Raymond Hupperts, Francois Grand'Maison, Eugenio Pucci, Cavit Boz, Raed Alroughani, Vincent Van Pesch, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Murat Terzi, Roberto Bergamaschi, Gerardo Iuliano, Franco Granella, Daniele Spitaleri, Vahid Shaygannejad, Celia Oreja-Guevara, Mark Slee, Radek Ampapa, Freek Verheul, Pamela McCombe, Javier Olascoaga, Maria Pia Amato, Steve Vucic, Suzanne Hodgkinson, Cristina Ramo-Tello, Shlomo Flechter, Edgardo Cristiano, Csilla Rozsa, Fraser Moore, Jose Luis Sanchez-Menoyo, Maria Laura Saladino, Michael Barnett, Jan Hillert, Helmut Butzkueven
Timely initiation of effective therapy is crucial for preventing disability in multiple sclerosis; however, treatment response varies greatly among patients. Comprehensive predictive models of individual treatment response are lacking. Our aims were: (i) to develop predictive algorithms for individual treatment response using demographic, clinical and paraclinical predictors in patients with multiple sclerosis; and (ii) to evaluate accuracy, and internal and external validity of these algorithms. This study evaluated 27 demographic, clinical and paraclinical predictors of individual response to seven disease-modifying therapies in MSBase, a large global cohort study...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050386/brain-monoamine-oxidase-b-and-a-in-human-parkinsonian-dopamine-deficiency-disorders
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Junchao Tong, Gausiha Rathitharan, Jeffrey H Meyer, Yoshiaki Furukawa, Lee-Cyn Ang, Isabelle Boileau, Mark Guttman, Oleh Hornykiewicz, Stephen J Kish
See Jellinger (doi:10.1093/awx190) for a scientific commentary on this article. The enzyme monoamine oxidases (B and A subtypes, encoded by MAOB and MAOA, respectively) are drug targets in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Inhibitors of MAOB are used clinically in Parkinson's disease for symptomatic purposes whereas the potential disease-modifying effect of monoamine oxidase inhibitors is debated. As astroglial cells express high levels of MAOB, the enzyme has been proposed as a brain imaging marker of astrogliosis, a cellular process possibly involved in Parkinson's disease pathogenesis as elevation of MAOB in astrocytes might be harmful...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050384/stimulating-thought-a-functional-mri-study-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-schizophrenia
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Natasza D Orlov, Owen O'Daly, Derek K Tracy, Yusuf Daniju, John Hodsoll, Lorena Valdearenas, John Rothwell, Sukhi S Shergill
Individuals with schizophrenia typically suffer a range of cognitive deficits, including prominent deficits in working memory and executive function. These difficulties are strongly predictive of functional outcomes, but there is a paucity of effective therapeutic interventions targeting these deficits. Transcranial direct current stimulation is a novel neuromodulatory technique with emerging evidence of potential pro-cognitive effects; however, there is limited understanding of its mechanism. This was a double-blind randomized sham controlled pilot study of transcranial direct current stimulation on a working memory (n-back) and executive function (Stroop) task in 28 individuals with schizophrenia using functional magnetic resonance imaging...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050383/early-detection-of-consciousness-in-patients-with-acute-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Brian L Edlow, Camille Chatelle, Camille A Spencer, Catherine J Chu, Yelena G Bodien, Kathryn L O'Connor, Ronald E Hirschberg, Leigh R Hochberg, Joseph T Giacino, Eric S Rosenthal, Ona Wu
See Schiff (doi:10.1093/awx209) for a scientific commentary on this article. Patients with acute severe traumatic brain injury may recover consciousness before self-expression. Without behavioural evidence of consciousness at the bedside, clinicians may render an inaccurate prognosis, increasing the likelihood of withholding life-sustaining therapies or denying rehabilitative services. Task-based functional magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography techniques have revealed covert consciousness in the chronic setting, but these techniques have not been tested in the intensive care unit...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050367/expression-and-clinical-association-of-programmed-cell-death-1-programmed-death-ligand-1-and-cd8-lymphocytes-in-primary-sarcomas-is-subtype-dependent
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Anke E M van Erp, Yvonne M H Versleijen-Jonkers, Melissa H S Hillebrandt-Roeffen, Laurens van Houdt, Mark A J Gorris, Laura S van Dam, Thomas Mentzel, Marije E Weidema, C Dilara Savci-Heijink, Ingrid M E Desar, Hans H M Merks, Max M van Noesel, Janet Shipley, Winette T A van der Graaf, Uta E Flucke, Friederike A G Meyer-Wentrup
In order to explore the potential of immune checkpoint blockade in sarcoma, we investigated expression and clinical relevance of programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and CD8 in tumors of 208 sarcoma patients. Primary untreated osteosarcoma (n = 46), Ewing sarcoma (n = 32), alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (n = 20), embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (n = 77), synovial sarcoma (n = 22) and desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCT) (n = 11) were examined immunohistochemically. PD-L1 expression was predominantly detected in alveolar and embryonal rhabdomyosarcomas (15% and 16%, respectively)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050356/negative-lymph-node-count-is-a-significant-prognostic-factor-in-patient-with-stage-iv-gastric-cancer-after-palliative-gastrectomy
#16
Changhua Zhuo, Mingang Ying, Ruirong Lin, Xianyi Wu, Shen Guan, Chunkang Yang
Negative lymph node (NLN) count has been validated as a protective predictor in various cancers after radical resection. However, the prognostic value of NLN count in the setting of stage IV gastric cancer patients who have received palliative resection has not been investigated. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER)-registered gastric cancer patients were used for analysis in this study. Kaplan-Meier survival curves and multivariate Cox proportional hazards model were used to assess the risk factors for patients' survivals...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050353/combined-efficacy-of-c-reactive-protein-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-prognosis-of-patients-with-culture-negative-infective-endocarditis
#17
Xue-Biao Wei, Yuan-Hui Liu, Peng-Cheng He, Ying-Ling Zhou, Ning Tan, Ji-Yan Chen, Dan-Qing Yu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the combined effect of C-reactive protein (CRP) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) on the prediction of in-hospital and long-term poor outcomes in patients with blood culture-negative infective endocarditis (BCNE). RESULTS: Patients with high CRP and high RDW has the highest incidence of in-hospital death (2.3% vs. 7.8% vs. 5.6% vs. 17.5%, P < 0.001). CRP > 17.8 mg/L (odds ratio [OR]=2.41, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.06-5...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050338/tumor-infiltrating-b-cells-producing-antitumor-active-immunoglobulins-in-resected-hcc-prolong-patient-survival
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Stefan M Brunner, Timo Itzel, Christoph Rubner, Rebecca Kesselring, Eva Griesshammer, Matthias Evert, Andreas Teufel, Hans J Schlitt, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The immunological microenvironment of HCC influences patient outcome, however, the role of B cells remains unclear. This study investigated effects of local B-cell infiltration in HCC cohorts on patient survival and immunological and molecular tumor microenvironment. RESULTS: Unsupervised gene expression analysis of full cancer transcriptomes (N=2158) revealed a highly co-regulated immunological cluster in HCC that mainly contained immunoglobulin fragments...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050337/comprehensive-immune-transcriptomic-analysis-in-bladder-cancer-reveals-subtype-specific-immune-gene-expression-patterns-of-prognostic-relevance
#19
Runhan Ren, Kathrin Tyryshkin, Charles H Graham, Madhuri Koti, D Robert Siemens
Recent efforts on genome wide profiling of muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) have led to its classification into distinct genomic and transcriptomic molecular subtypes that exhibit variability in prognosis. Evolving evidence from recent immunotherapy trials has demonstrated the significance of pre-existing tumour immune profiles that could guide treatment decisions. To identify immune gene expression patterns associated with the molecular subtypes, we performed a comprehensive in silico immune transcriptomic profiling, utilizing transcriptomic data from 347 MIBC cases from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050331/a-glo10-score-for-the-prediction-of-prognosis-in-high-grade-gliomas
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Feng Chen, Peng Peng, Yi Zhou, Zhen-Yu Yang, Hai-Quan Zhang, Xiang-Sheng Ao, Da-Quan Zhou, Chun-Xiang Xiang
Gliomas are the most common lethal brain tumours and remain great heterogeneity in terms of histopathology and clinical outcomes. Among them, glioblastomas are the most aggressive tumours that lead to a median of less than one-year survival in patients. Despite the little improvement of in diagnosis and treatments for last decades, there is an urgent need for prognostic markers to distinguish high- and low-risk patients before treatment.Here, we generated a list of genes associated with glioblastoma progressions and then performed a comprehensive statistical modelling strategy to derive a 10-gene (GLO10) score from genome wide expression profiles of a large glioblastoma cohort (n=844)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
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