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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034293/low-concentrations-of-cationic-pamam-dendrimers-affect-lymphocyte-respiration-in-in-vitro-studies
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Magdalena Labieniec-Watala, Marzena Szwed, Joanna Hertel, Ewelina Wisnik
BACKGROUND: The effect of low concentrations of poly(amido)amine dendrimers (G2-G4) on human lymphocytes was studied. Some works revealed that PAMAMs can adversely affect the morphology of blood components and mitochondria functions. In this context, the present report aimed to investigate the in vitro cationic dendrimers' effect on mitochondrial respiration and cell morphology in lymphocytes isolated from human blood. METHODS: To monitor the mitochondria changes, the high-resolution respirometer was used...
December 29, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005407/validation-and-use-of-a-predictive-modeling-tool-employing-scientific-findings-to-improve-responsible-conduct-of-research-education
#2
Tyler J Mulhearn, Logan L Watts, E Michelle Todd, Kelsey E Medeiros, Shane Connelly, Michael D Mumford
Although recent evidence suggests ethics education can be effective, the nature of specific training programs, and their effectiveness, varies considerably. Building on a recent path modeling effort, the present study developed and validated a predictive modeling tool for responsible conduct of research (RCR) education. The predictive modeling tool allows users to enter ratings in relation to a given ethics training program and receive instantaneous evaluative information for course refinement. Validation work suggests the tool's predicted outcomes correlate strongly (r = 0...
December 22, 2016: Accountability in Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005391/cross-field-comparison-of-ethics-education-golden-rules-and-particulars
#3
Tyler J Mulhearn, Logan L Watts, Brett S Torrence, E Michelle Todd, Megan R Turner, Shane Connelly, Michael D Mumford
Research misconduct negatively impacts the scientific community and society in general. Providing training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) to researchers is one viable approach to minimizing research misconduct. Although recent evidence suggests ethics training can indeed be effective, little empirical work has examined the similarities and differences across fields. In the present study, we analyzed 62 empirical studies in engineering, biomedical science, social science, and mixed fields. The findings suggest certain instructional principles, or "golden rules," apply generally to all fields...
December 22, 2016: Accountability in Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005116/arthroscopic-transosseous-and-transosseous-equivalent-rotator-cuff-repair-an-analysis-of-cost-operative-time-and-clinical-outcomes
#4
Adam J Seidl, Nicholas J Lombardi, Mark D Lazarus, Eric M Black, Mitchell G Maltenfort, Matthew D Pepe, Luke S Austin
The incidence of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) continues to rise. Given the changing healthcare climate, it is becoming increasingly important to critically evaluate current practice and attempt to make modifications that decrease costs without compromising patient outcomes. We conducted a study of the costs associated with arthroscopic anchorless (transosseous [TO]) RCR and those associated with the more commonly performed anchor-based TO-equivalent (TOE) method to determine whether there are any cost savings with the TO-RCR method...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005110/biomechanics-of-polyhydroxyalkanoate-mesh-augmented-single-row-rotator-cuff-repairs
#5
Robert Z Tashjian, Christopher W Kolz, Thomas Suter, Heath B Henninger
Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) mesh is a bioresorbable scaffold used to reinforce the suture-tendon interface in rotator cuff repairs (RCRs). We conducted a study of cyclic and ultimate failure properties of PHA mesh-augmented single-row RCRs and nonaugmented RCRs. Eight pairs of fresh-frozen cadaver humeri (6 male, 2 female) were tested. Mean (SD) age was 61 (9) years. The supraspinatus tendon was resected and reattached in a single-row configuration using 2 triple-loaded suture anchors and 6 simple stitches. The opposite humerus underwent RCR augmented with 2 strips of 13-mm × 23-mm PHA mesh...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934882/stable-knockdown-of-creb-hif-1-and-hif-2-by-replication-competent-retroviruses-abrogates-the-responses-to-hypoxia-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
D Shneor, R Folberg, J Pe'er, A Honigman, S Frenkel
The fast proliferation of tumor cells develops faster than the vasculature, resulting, in most malignant tumors, in generation of hypoxic regions. Hypoxia renders solid tumors resistant to radiation and chemotherapeutics while providing opportunities for tumor-selective therapies targeting tumor hypoxia. Here we exploit two properties of tumors: propagation of tumor cells and ongoing generation of hypoxic regions to construct a system that preferentially leads to the death of tumor cells and thus hinders tumor growth...
December 9, 2016: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913792/genetic-engineering-approach-to-develop-next-generation-reagents-for-endotoxin-quantification
#7
Hikaru Mizumura, Norihiko Ogura, Jun Aketagawa, Maki Aizawa, Yuki Kobayashi, Shun-Ichiro Kawabata, Toshio Oda
The bacterial endotoxin test, which uses amebocyte lysate reagents of horseshoe crab origin, is a sensitive, reproducible and simple assay to measure endotoxin concentration. To develop sustainable raw materials for lysate reagents that do not require horseshoe crabs, three recombinant protease zymogens (factor C, derived from mammalian cells; factor B; and the proclotting enzyme derived from insect cells) were prepared using a genetic engineering technique. Recombinant cascade reagents (RCRs) were then prepared to reconstruct the reaction cascade in the amebocyte lysate reagent...
December 1, 2016: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893995/combined-effects-of-cadmium-temperature-and-hypoxia-reoxygenation-on-mitochondrial-function-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
#8
John O Onukwufor, Don Stevens, Collins Kamunde
Although aquatic organisms face multiple environmental stressors that may interact to alter adverse outcomes, our knowledge of stressor-stressor interaction on cellular function is limited. We investigated the combined effects of cadmium (Cd), hypoxia-reoxygenation (H-R) and temperature on mitochondrial function. Liver mitochondria from juvenile rainbow trout were exposed to Cd (0-20μM) and H-R (0 and 5min) at 5, 13 and 25°C followed by measurements of mitochondrial Cd load, volume, complex І active (A)↔deactive (D) transition, membrane potential, ROS release and ultrastructural changes...
January 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877138/a-ketogenic-diet-in-rodents-elicits-improved-mitochondrial-adaptations-in-response-to-resistance-exercise-training-compared-to-an-isocaloric-western-diet
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Hayden W Hyatt, Wesley C Kephart, A Maleah Holland, Petey Mumford, C Brooks Mobley, Ryan P Lowery, Michael D Roberts, Jacob M Wilson, Andreas N Kavazis
Purpose: Ketogenic diets (KD) can facilitate weight loss, but their effects on skeletal muscle remain equivocal. In this experiment we investigated the effects of two diets on skeletal muscle mitochondrial coupling, mitochondrial complex activity, markers of oxidative stress, and gene expression in sedentary and resistance exercised rats. Methods: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (9-10 weeks of age, 300-325 g) were fed isocaloric amounts of either a KD (17 g/day, 5.2 kcal/g, 20.2% protein, 10.3% CHO, 69.5% fat, n = 16) or a Western diet (WD) (20 g/day, 4...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874067/5-htr3-and-5-htr4-located-on-the-mitochondrial-membrane-and-functionally-regulated-mitochondrial-functions
#10
Qingyi Wang, Huiyuan Zhang, Hao Xu, Dongqing Guo, Hui Shi, Yuan Li, Weiwei Zhang, Yuchun Gu
5-HT has been reported to possess significant effects on cardiac activities, but activation of 5-HTR on the cell membrane failed to illustrate the controversial cardiac reaction. Because 5-HT constantly comes across the cell membrane via 5-HT transporter (5-HTT) into the cytoplasm, whether 5-HTR is functional present on the cellular organelles is unknown. Here we show 5-HTR3 and 5-HTR4 were located in cardiac mitochondria, and regulated mitochondrial activities and cellular functions. Knock down 5-HTR3 and 5-HTR4 in neonatal cardiomyocytes resulted in significant increase of cell damage in response to hypoxia, and also led to alternation in heart beating...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867097/mitochondrial-remodeling-in-the-liver-following-chronic-alcohol-feeding-to-rats
#11
Derick Han, Heather S Johnson, Madhuri P Rao, Gary Martin, Harsh Sancheti, Kai H Silkwood, Carl W Decker, Kim Tho Nguyen, Joseph G Casian, Enrique Cadenas, Neil Kaplowitz
The feeding of alcohol orally (Lieber-DeCarli diet) to rats has been shown to cause declines in mitochondrial respiration (state III), decreased expression of respiratory complexes, and decreased respiratory control ratios (RCR) in liver mitochondria. These declines and other mitochondrial alterations have led to the hypothesis that alcohol feeding causes "mitochondrial dysfunction" in the liver. If oral alcohol feeding leads to mitochondrial dysfunction, one would predict that increasing alcohol delivery by intragastric (IG) alcohol feeding to rats would cause greater declines in mitochondrial bioenergetics in the liver...
January 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862974/phenotypic-variation-in-food-utilization-in-an-outbreak-insect-herbivore
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Roberto Quezada-García, Álvaro Fuentealba, Éric Bauce
The effects of nutrition may have subtantial impact on insect evolution by shaping different components of phenotypes. The key to undestanding this evolutionary process is to know how nutritional condition affects additive and non-additive components of the phenotype. However, this is poorly understood in outbreaking insects. We investigated the additive and non-additive variation present in food utilization traits in spruce budworm individuals subjected to chronic nutritional stress. 160 full-sib families of spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana Clem...
November 8, 2016: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830025/sevoflurane-postconditioning-improves-myocardial-mitochondrial-respiratory-function-and-reduces-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-up-regulating-hif-1
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Long Yang, Peng Xie, Jianjiang Wu, Jin Yu, Tian Yu, Haiying Wang, Jiang Wang, Zhengyuan Xia, Hong Zheng
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane postconditioning (SPostC) can exert myocardial protective effects similar to ischemic preconditioning. However, the exact myocardial protection mechanism by SPostC is unclear. Studies indicate that hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) maintains cellular respiration homeostasis by regulating mitochondrial respiratory chain enzyme activity under hypoxic conditions. This study investigated whether SPostC could regulate the expression of myocardial HIF-1α and to improve mitochondrial respiratory function, thereby relieving myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774938/-mir-338-5p-modulates-b-cell-biological-functions-by-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb1
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Xuyi Ma, Xiaozhou He, Panpan Dong, Dong Xue, Dan Song, Haiyan Xu, Xueguang Zhang
Objective To explore the effects of miR-338-5p on the nuclear factor κB1 (NF-κB1) expression and the IgG-producing ability of B cells. Methods Dual-luciferase reporter assay was used to test the target gene of miR-338-5p. The purified CD20(+) B cells were transfected with miR-338-5p agomiR, miR-338-5p antagomiR, NF-κB1 siRNA (siNF-κB1) and their corresponding negative control reagents, and then cultured with anti-IgM antibody and/or recombinant human B cell activating factor (rhBAFF). Real-time RCR and Western boltting were applied to determine the mRNA and protein levels of NF-κB1...
November 2016: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770435/a-scoping-review-of-root-canal-revascularization-relevant-aspects-for-clinical-success-and-tissue-formation
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M C M Conde, L A Chisini, R Sarkis-Onofre, H S Schuch, J E Nör, F F Demarco
The aim of this scoping study was to evaluate the survival rate and nature of tissue formed inside root canals of human immature permanent teeth with necrotic pulps (NIPT) under root canal revascularization (RCR). The search was performed in SciVerse Scopus®, PubMed/MEDLINE, Web of Science®, BIREME and in the grey literature up to November 2015. The keywords were selected using MeSH terms and DECs. Two independent reviewers scrutinized the records obtained considering specific inclusion criteria. The included studies were evaluated in accordance with a modified Arksey and O' Malley's framework...
October 22, 2016: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764832/attenuation-of-renal-functional-decline-following-angioplasty-and-stenting-in-atherosclerotic-renovascular-disease
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Rodrigo Hagemann, Vanessa Dos Santos Silva, Fábio Cardoso Carvalho, Pasqual Barretti, Luis Cuadrado Martin, Diana Vassallo, Philip A Kalra, Roberto Jorge da Silva Franco
BACKGROUND: To date, renal revascularization has not been shown to be advantageous when compared to optimized medical treatment in patients with atheromatous renovascular disease (ARVD). This study aims to investigate the effect of revascularization in patients with pre-intervention worsening renal function and in those with stable renal function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this single-centre observational study, patients who were diagnosed with at least 60% angiographic stenosis unilaterally or bilaterally between January 1996 and October 2008 and who were followed-up until February 2011 were retrospectively analysed...
2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709114/metal-induced-stabilization-and-activation-of-plasmid-replication-initiator-repb
#17
José A Ruiz-Masó, Lorena Bordanaba-Ruiseco, Marta Sanz, Margarita Menéndez, Gloria Del Solar
Initiation of plasmid rolling circle replication (RCR) is catalyzed by a plasmid-encoded Rep protein that performs a Tyr- and metal-dependent site-specific cleavage of one DNA strand within the double-strand origin (dso) of replication. The crystal structure of RepB, the initiator protein of the streptococcal plasmid pMV158, constitutes the first example of a Rep protein structure from RCR plasmids. It forms a toroidal homohexameric ring where each RepB protomer consists of two domains: the C-terminal domain involved in oligomerization and the N-terminal domain containing the DNA-binding and endonuclease activities...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708735/summary-of-meta-analyses-dealing-with-single-row-versus-double-row-repair-techniques-for-rotator-cuff-tears
#18
U J Spiegl, S A Euler, P J Millett, P Hepp
BACKGROUND: Several meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials have been performed to analyze whether double-row (DR) rotator cuff repair (RCR) provides superior clinical outcomes and structural healing compared to single-row (SR) repair. The purpose of this study was to sum up the results of meta-analysis comparing SR and DR repair with respect on clinical outcomes and re-tear rates. METHODS: A literature search was undertaken to identify all meta-analyses dealing with randomized controlled trials comparing clinical und structural outcomes after SR versus DR RCR...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693859/blood-cell-respirometry-is-associated-with-skeletal-and-cardiac-muscle-bioenergetics-implications-for-a-minimally-invasive-biomarker-of-mitochondrial-health
#19
Daniel J Tyrrell, Manish S Bharadwaj, Matthew J Jorgensen, Thomas C Register, Anthony J A Molina
Blood based bioenergetic profiling strategies are emerging as potential reporters of systemic mitochondrial function; however, the extent to which these measures reflect the bioenergetic capacity of other tissues is not known. The premise of this work is that highly metabolically active tissues, such as skeletal and cardiac muscle, are susceptible to differences in systemic bioenergetic capacity. Therefore, we tested whether the respiratory capacity of blood cells, monocytes and platelets, are related to contemporaneous respirometric assessments of skeletal and cardiac muscle mitochondria...
September 21, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685649/a-field-deployable-reverse-transcription-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-assay-for-rapid-detection-of-the-chikungunya-virus
#20
Pranav Patel, Ahmed Abd El Wahed, Oumar Faye, Pauline Prüger, Marco Kaiser, Sasikanya Thaloengsok, Sukathida Ubol, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Frank T Hufert, Amadou A Sall, Manfred Weidmann, Matthias Niedrig
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne virus currently transmitted in about 60 countries. CHIKV causes acute flu-like symptoms and in many cases prolonged musculoskeletal and joint pain. Detection of the infection is mostly done using RT-RCR or ELISA, which are not suitable for point-of-care diagnosis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study, a reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification (RT-RPA) assay for the detection of the CHIKV was developed...
September 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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