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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242757/differential-gene-transcription-of-extracellular-matrix-components-in-response-to-in-vivo-corneal-crosslinking-cxl-in-rabbit-corneas
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Sabine Kling, Arthur Hammer, Emilio A Torres Netto, Farhad Hafezi
Purpose: We studied changes in gene transcription after corneal crosslinking (CXL) in the rabbit cornea in vivo and identified potential molecular signaling pathways. Methods: A total of 15 corneas of eight male New-Zealand-White rabbits were de-epithelialized and equally divided into five groups. Group 1 served as an untreated control. Groups 2 to 5 were soaked with 0.1% riboflavin for 20 minutes, which in Groups 3 to 5 was followed by UV-A irradiation at a fluence of 5...
December 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241731/efficacy-of-lentiviral-mediated-gene-therapy-in-an-omenn-syndrome-rag2-mouse-model-is-not-hindered-by-inflammation-and-immune-dysregulation
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Valentina Capo, Maria Carmina Castiello, Elena Fontana, Sara Penna, Marita Bosticardo, Elena Draghici, Luigi P Poliani, Lucia Sergi Sergi, Rosita Rigoni, Barbara Cassani, Monica Zanussi, Paola Carrera, Paolo Uva, Kerry Dobbs, Nicolò Sacchetti, Luigi D Notarangelo, Niek P van Til, Gerard Wagemaker, Anna Villa
BACKGROUND: Omenn syndrome (OS) is a rare severe combined immunodeficiency associated with autoimmunity, caused by defects of the lymphoid-specific V(D)J recombination. Most patients carry hypomorphic mutations in recombination activating genes (RAG) 1 or 2. Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation is the standard treatment, however gene therapy (GT) may represent a valid alternative, especially for patients lacking a matched donor. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of lentiviral vector (LV) mediated GT in the murine model of OS (Rag2R229Q/R229Q) in correcting immunodeficiency and autoimmunity...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241156/incidence-of-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-in-iranian-provinces-and-american-states-matched-on-ultraviolet-radiation-exposure-an-ecologic-study
#3
Roxana Moslehi, Nur Zeinomar, Francis P Boscoe
OBJECTIVES: Ultraviolet radiation (UVR), with UVB and UVA as the relevant components, is a risk factor for melanoma. Complete ascertainment and registration of melanoma in Iran was conducted in five provinces (Ardabil, Golestan, Mazandaran, Gilan and Kerman) during 1996-2000. The aim of our study was to compare population-based incidence data from these provinces with rates in the United States (US) while standardizing ambient UVR. METHODS: Population-based rates representing all incident cases of melanoma (1996-2000) across the five Iranian provinces were compared to rates of melanoma among white non-Hispanics in the US...
December 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241122/modulation-by-neighboring-cells-of-the-responses-and-fate-of-melanoma-cells-irradiated-with-uva
#4
Aleksandra Krzywon, Maria Widel, Krzysztof Fujarewicz, Magdalena Skonieczna, Joanna Rzeszowska-Wolny
UVA radiation, which accounts for about 95% of the solar spectrum, contributes to and may be the etiological factor of skin cancers of which malignant melanoma is the most aggressive. UVA causes oxidative stress in various types of cells in the skin, keratinocyte, melanocytes, and fibroblasts, which is responsible for its cytotoxic effect. Here we used a transwell system to explore how the responses of melanoma cells to a low dose of UVA (20kJ/m2, ~10% of the minimal erythema dose) are influenced by neighboring co-cultured melanoma cells or fibroblasts...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240913/the-2017-eacts-guidelines-on-perioperative-medication-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-and-patient-blood-management
#5
Miguel Sousa-Uva, Milan Milojevic, Stuart J Head, Anders Jeppsson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239484/inactivation-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-in-human-plasma-using-amotosalen-and-ultraviolet-a-light
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Salwa I Hindawi, Anwar M Hashem, Ghazi A Damanhouri, Sherif A El-Kafrawy, Ahmed M Tolah, Ahmed M Hassan, Esam I Azhar
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a novel zoonotic pathogen. Although the potential for MERS-CoV transmission through blood transfusion is not clear, MERS-CoV was recognized as a pathogen of concern for the safety of the blood supply especially after its detection in whole blood, serum, and plasma of infected individuals. Here we investigated the efficacy of amotosalen and ultraviolet A light (UVA) to inactivate MERS-CoV in fresh-frozen plasma (FFP)...
December 14, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235191/the-effect-of-cyanidin-3-o-glucoside-on-uva-induced-damage-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Shi Wu, Yunfeng Hu, Zhen Li, Weibin Bai, Jiayi Zhao, Cuiqin Huang, Qin Li, Chongzhu Fan, Liehua Deng, Daxiang Lu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Ultraviolet-A (UVA) radiation can induce photoaging and skin cancer, but means to prevent or treat UVA-induced skin damage require further study. We investigated the effects of cyanidin-3-o-glucoside (C3G), a monomer of anthocyanin, on UVA-induced damage in primary human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs), and we identify possible mechanisms underlying the protective effects of this compound. METHODS: Primary HDFs were pretreated with 80 μM C3G for 2 h and UVA irradiated at 12 J/cm2 ...
December 13, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232646/determination-of-uv-filters-in-human-breast-milk-using-turbulent-flow-chromatography-and-babies-daily-intake-estimation
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Daniel Molins-Delgado, María Del Mar Olmo-Campos, Gemma Valeta-Juan, Vanessa Pleguezuelos-Hernández, Damià Barceló, M Silvia Díaz-Cruz
UV filters (UV-Fs) are a group of hormonally active chemical compounds used to protect against the deleterious effects of UVA and UVB solar radiation, which are currently present in most consumer goods (personal care products, plastics, fabrics, paints, etc). Last years the concern about these emerging contaminants has been on the rise, and increasing efforts are being taken in order to properly asses the hazard that the exposure to these compounds in the early stages of life may pose. In this study, a new method for the analysis of 11 UV-Fs residues in human breast milk samples has been developed...
December 9, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228428/inhibition-of-mmps-cat-g-and-downregulates-the-signaling-of-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-in-chronic-photodamaged-human-fibroblasts
#9
Y Zheng, Q-F Xu, H-Y Chen, C-X Ye, W Lai, H I Maibach
OBJECTIVE: To understand the action of Cathepsin G (Cat G) and matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) on the β/Smad pathway of transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) in chronically photodamaged human fibroblasts. Cat G plays a significant role in the process of skin photoaging and in collagen synthesis and degradation which is induced by UV irradiation it could interact with TGF-β/Smad signaling. No available studies have thoroughly explored its molecular mechanisms of photoaging regulation...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223573/biocompatibility-of-designed-micno-zno-particles-cytotoxicity-genotoxicity-and-phototoxicity-in-human-skin-keratinocyte-cells
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Hatice Genç, Banu Barutca, A Tansu Koparal, Uğurcan Özöğüt, Yücel Şahin, Ender Suvacı
Recently, designed platelet shaped micron particles that are composed of nano primary particles, called MicNo (=Micron+naNo) particles, have been developed to exploit the benefits of nano size, while removing the adverse effects of nanoparticles. It has been shown that MicNo-ZnO particles exhibit both micron and nanosized particle characteristics. Although physical and chemical properties of MicNo-ZnO particles have been studied, their biocompatibility has not yet been evaluated. Accordingly, the research objective of this study was to evaluate in vitro cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and phototoxicity behaviors of designed MicNo-ZnO particles over human epidermal keratinocyte (HaCaT) cells...
December 6, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223236/mechanical-outcome-of-accelerated-corneal-crosslinking-evaluated-by%C3%A2-brillouin%C3%A2-microscopy
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Joshua N Webb, Johnny P Su, Giuliano Scarcelli
PURPOSE: To quantify corneal mechanical changes induced by corneal crosslinking (CXL) procedures of different ultraviolet-A (UVA) intensity and exposure time using Brillouin microscopy. SETTINGS: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: Porcine cornea samples were debrided of epithelia and soaked with riboflavin 0.1% solution. Samples were exposed to a standard 5.4 J/cm2 of UVA radiation with varying intensity and exposure time as follows: 3 mW/cm2 for 30...
November 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219951/comparative-study-of-long-term-outcomes-of-accelerated-and-conventional-collagen-crosslinking-for-progressive-keratoconus
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J J Males, D Viswanathan
PurposeTo compare the long-term outcomes of accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) to conventional CXL for progressive keratoconus.Patients and methodsComparative clinical study of consecutive progressive keratoconic eyes that underwent either accelerated CXL (9 mW/cm2 ultraviolet A (UVA) light irradiance for 10 min) or conventional CXL (3 mW/cm2 UVA light irradiance for 30 min). Eyes with minimum 12 months' follow-up were included. Post-procedure changes in keratometry readings (Flat meridian: K1; steep meridian: K2), central corneal thickness (CCT), best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), and manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) were analysed...
December 8, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214480/amicarbazone-degradation-promoted-by-zvi-activated-persulfate-study-of-relevant-variables-for-practical-application
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Cátia A L Graça, Lucas T N Fugita, Adriana Correia de Velosa, Antonio Carlos S C Teixeira
Alarming amounts of organic pollutants are being detected in waterbodies due to their ineffective removal by conventional treatment techniques, which warn of the urgent need of developing new technologies for their remediation. In this context, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), especially those based on Fenton reactions, have proved to be suitable alternatives, due to their efficacy of removing persistent organic compounds. However, the use of ferrous iron in these processes has several operational constraints; to avoid this, an alternative iron source was here investigated: zero-valent-iron (ZVI)...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208288/rhombicuboctahedron-unit-cell-based-scaffolds-for-bone-regeneration-geometry-optimization-with-a-mechanobiology-driven-algorithm
#14
Antonio Boccaccio, Michele Fiorentino, Antonio E Uva, Luca N Laghetti, Giuseppe Monno
In a context more and more oriented towards customized medical solutions, we propose a mechanobiology-driven algorithm to determine the optimal geometry of scaffolds for bone regeneration that is the most suited to specific boundary and loading conditions. In spite of the huge number of articles investigating different unit cells for porous biomaterials, no studies are reported in the literature that optimize the geometric parameters of such unit cells based on mechanobiological criteria. Parametric finite element models of scaffolds with rhombicuboctahedron unit cell were developed and incorporated into an optimization algorithm that combines them with a computational mechanobiological model...
February 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206961/corrigendum-to-2017-esc-eacts-guidelines-for-the-management-of-valvular-heart-disease-eur-j-cardiothorac-surg-2017-52-616-664
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Volkmar Falk, Helmut Baumgartner, Jeroen J Bax, Michele De Bonis, Christian Hamm, Per Johan Holm, Bernard Iung, Patrizio Lancellotti, Emmanuel Lansac, Daniel Rodriguez Muñoz, Raphael Rosenhek, Johan Sjögren, Pilar Tornos Mas, Alec Vahanian, Thomas Walther, Olaf Wendler, Stephan Windecker, Jose Luis Zamorano, Marco Roffi, Ottavio Alfieri, Stefan Agewall, Anders Ahlsson, Emanuele Barbato, Héctor Bueno, Jean-Philippe Collet, Ioan Mircea Coman, Martin Czerny, Victoria Delgado, Donna Fitzsimons, Thierry Folliguet, Oliver Gaemperli, Gilbert Habib, Wolfgang Harringer, Michael Haude, Gerhard Hindricks, Hugo A Katus, Juhani Knuuti, Philippe Kolh, Christophe Leclercq, Theresa A McDonagh, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Luc A Pierard, Piotr Ponikowski, Giuseppe M C Rosano, Frank Ruschitzka, Evgeny Shlyakhto, Iain A Simpson, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Janina Stepinska, Giuseppe Tarantini, Didier Tchétché, Victor Aboyans
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204166/patterns-of-care-and-survival-outcomes-after-treatment-for-uveal-melanoma-in-the-post-coms-era-2004-2013-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-analysis
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Yuan James Rao, Julia Sein, Shahed Badiyan, Julie K Schwarz, Todd DeWees, Perry Grigsby, Prabakar Kumar Rao
Purpose: The Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS) established modern treatment recommendations for uveal melanoma. We aim to evaluate patterns of care and survival outcomes in the time after COMS. Material and methods: The retrospective study population includes 2,611 patients in the SEER database treated for uveal melanoma between 2004-2013. Patients stage were T1-4N0M0. Data analyzed included age, clinical stage, tumor size, race, and treatment. Treatments included enucleation (EN) and globe preserving therapy (GPT), which consisted of limited surgical resection or ablation (LSRA), external beam radiation (EBRT), or brachytherapy (BT)...
October 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203957/parabanic-acid-is-the-singlet-oxygen-specific-oxidation-product-of-uric-acid
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Sayaka Iida, Yuki Ohkubo, Yorihiro Yamamoto, Akio Fujisawa
Uric acid quenches singlet oxygen physically or reacts with it, but the oxidation product has not been previously characterized. The present study determined that the product is parabanic acid, which was confirmed by LC/TOFMS analysis. Parabanic acid was stable at acidic pH (<5.0), but hydrolyzed to oxaluric acid at neutral or alkaline pH. The total yields of parabanic acid and oxaluric acid based on consumed uric acid were ~100% in clean singlet oxygen production systems such as UVA irradiation of Rose Bengal and thermal decomposition of 3-(1,4-dihydro-1,4-epidioxy-4-methyl-1-naphthyl)propionic acid...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196029/assessment-of-phototoxicity-in-pigmented-long-evans-rat-sparfloxacin-and-8-methoxypsoralen
#18
Stephen Turnock, Cédric Gerbeix, Catherine Thirion-Delalande, Nick Pearson, Roy Forster
The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effects of photo-activated toxicity induced after administration of two known melanin-binding phototoxic compounds, Sparfloxacin (SPX) and 8-Methoxypsoralen (8-MOP), followed or not by UVA/Vis exposure, in pigmented rats (Long Evans: LE) and albino rats (Sprague Dawley: SD). Groups of three rats were treated with SPX or 8-MOP by oral gavage for six consecutive days. Irradiated animals were submitted to a UVA/Vis light dose standardized to 10 J/cm2 UVA daily. Clinical signs, cutaneous reactions and body weight were monitored throughout the study period...
November 28, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195229/photo-triggered-destabilization-of-nanoscopic-vehicles-by-dihydroindolizine-for-enhanced-anticancer-drug-delivery-in-cervical-carcinoma
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Priya Singh, Susobhan Choudhury, Senthilguru Kulanthaivel, Damayanti Bagchi, Indranil Banerjee, Saleh A Ahmed, Samir Kumar Pal
The efficacy and toxicity of drugs depend not only on their potency but also on their ability to reach the target sites in preference to non-target sites. In this regards destabilization of delivery vehicles induced by light can be an effective strategy for enhancing drug delivery with spatial and temporal control. Herein we demonstrate that the photoinduced isomerization from closed (hydrophobic) to open isomeric form (hydrophilic) of a novel DHI encapsulated in liposome leads to potential light-controlled drug delivery vehicles...
November 15, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194421/comparative-studies-on-ultraviolet-light-derived-photoresponse-properties-of-zno-azo-and-gzo-transparent-semiconductor-thin-films
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Chien-Yie Tsay, Wei-Tse Hsu
ZnO, Al-doped ZnO (AZO), and Ga-doped ZnO (GZO) semiconductor thin films were deposited on glass substrates via a sol-gel spin-coating process for application in a photoconductive ultraviolet (UV) detector. The doping concentrations of Al and Ga were 1.0 at % in the precursor solutions. In this study, the microstructural features and the optical and electrical properties of sol-gel-derived ZnO, AZO, and GZO thin films were compared, and the performance of ZnO-based UV photodetectors under ultraviolet A (UVA) light were measured...
December 1, 2017: Materials
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