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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453913/chronic-fluoxetine-treatment-induces-lipid-accumulation-but-does-not-alter-the-expression-of-pref-1-in-rat-adipose-tissue
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László-István Bába, Zsolt Gáll, István Lóránt Bíró, Tibor Mezei, Imre Zoltán Kun, Melinda Kolcsár
This study aims to investigate the effects of chronic fluoxetine (FLX) treatment on preadipocyte factor-1 (Pref-1) expression in subcutaneous, visceral and brown adipose tissues, and on the size of vacuoles in a dipocytes obtained from the perirenal regions in rats. Twenty-eight Wistar rats were treated with FLX at two different doses and fourteen animals received vehicle. After 40 days of treatment, the subcutaneous, perirenal and interscapular adipose tissues were collected. Pref-1 expression was examined using an immunohistochemical method and the vacuolar area was measured in stained sections...
March 1, 2018: Acta Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449861/application-of-electrical-capacitance-method-for-prediction-of-plant-root-mass-and-activity-in-field-grown-crops
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Imre Cseresnyés, Katalin Szitár, Kálmán Rajkai, Anna Füzy, Péter Mikó, Ramóna Kovács, Tünde Takács
The root electrical capacitance (C R ) method is suitable for assessing root growth and activity, but soil water content (SWC) strongly influences the measurement results. This study aimed to adapt the method for field monitoring by evaluating the effect of SWC on root capacitance to ensure the comparability of C R detected at different SWC. First a pot experiment was conducted with maize and soybean to establish C R -SWC functions for the field soil. Ontogenetic changes in root activity were monitored under field conditions by simultaneously measuring C R and SWC around the roots...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446567/prognostic-value-of-the-index-of-microcirculatory-resistance-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Tadashi Murai, Taishi Yonetsu, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Eisuke Usui, Masahiro Hoshino, Masahiro Hada, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Tetsumin Lee, Tsunekazu Kakuta
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of physiological indices in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is unknown. We investigated the prognostic efficacy of physiological indices obtained after PCI in patients with NSTE-ACS. METHODS: Eighty-three patients (men: n = 70, age: 63.7 ± 9.7 years) undergoing PCI for NSTE-ACS within 48 hr postadmission were investigated. Fractional flow reserve (FFR), coronary flow reserve (CFR), and the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) of the culprit vessels were measured after the completion of PCI...
February 15, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446335/implementing-illness-management-and-recovery-within-assertive-community-treatment-a-pilot-trial-of-feasibility-and-effectiveness
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Maria Monroe-DeVita, Gary Morse, Kim T Mueser, Gregory J McHugo, Haiyi Xie, Kevin A Hallgren, Roselyn Peterson, Joris Miller, Christopher Akiba, Mary York, Susan Gingerich, Bryan Stiles
OBJECTIVE: In a pilot feasibility and effectiveness study, illness management and recovery (IMR), a curriculum-based program to help people with serious mental illness pursue personal recovery goals, was integrated into assertive community treatment (ACT) to improve participants' recovery and functioning. METHODS: A small-scale cluster randomized controlled design was used to test implementation of IMR within ACT teams in two states. Eight high-fidelity ACT teams were assigned to provide IMR (ACT+IMR; four teams) or standard ACT services (ACT only; four teams)...
February 15, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444321/left-ventricular-regional-dyssynchrony-predicts-improvements-in-moderate-ischaemic-mitral-regurgitation-after-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass
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Xiaotian Sun, Guoqian Huang, Jiechun Huang, Meng Shi, Fangrui Wang, Liewen Pang, Yiqing Wang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the predictors of the improvement in moderate ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) focusing on left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony. METHODS: A prospective study was performed among 135 patients (age at surgery, mean ± SD: 67.0 ± 8.2 years, 33.3% women) with prior myocardial infarction and moderate IMR undergoing OPCAB from 2008 to 2015. Preoperative and follow-up clinical and echocardiographic parameters were analysed, focusing on LV global/regional dyssynchrony...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442727/tio%C3%A2-ag-tio%C3%A2-nanohybrid-films-are-cytocompatible-with-primary-epithelial-cells-of-human-origin-an-in-vitro-study
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Roland Masa, Ágota Deák, Gábor Braunitzer, Zsolt Tóth, Judit Kopniczky, István Pelsőczi-Kovács, Krisztina Ungvári, Imre Dékány, Kinga Turzó
Failure of dental implants is caused mainly by peri-implant infections resulting in loss of supporting bone. Since there is no ideal therapy of peri-implantitis, the focus of research has been shifted toward better prevention and the development of antibacterial surfaces. In our study we examined the attachment and proliferation of primary epithelial and MG-63 osteosarcoma cells on Ti dental implants coated with photocatalytic nanohybrid films. Two polyacrylate resin based layers were investigated on commercially pure (CP4) Ti discs: 60 wt% TiO2/40 wt% copolymer and 60 wt% Ag-TiO2/40 wt% copolymer ([Ag] = 0,001 wt%)...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442285/diverse-effect-of-bmp-2-homodimer-on-mesenchymal-progenitors-of-different-origin
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Edit Hrubi, László Imre, Agnieszka Robaszkiewicz, László Virág, Farkas Kerényi, Krisztina Nagy, Gábor Varga, Attila Jenei, Csaba Hegedüs
Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), is a potential factor to enhance osseointegration of dental implants. However, the appropriate cellular system to investigate the osteogenic effect of BMP-2 in vitro in a standardized manner still needs to be defined. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of BMP-2 on the cell proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human osteogenic progenitors of various origins: dental pulp stem cells (DPSC), human osteosarcoma cell line (Saos-2) and human embryonic palatal mesenchymal cell line (HEPM)...
February 13, 2018: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440895/biosynthesized-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles-are-potent-antimycotics-against-opportunistic-pathogenic-yeasts-and-dermatophytes
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Andrea Rónavári, Nóra Igaz, Mohana Krishna Gopisetty, Bettina Szerencsés, Dávid Kovács, Csaba Papp, Csaba Vágvölgyi, Imre Miklós Boros, Zoltán Kónya, Mónika Kiricsi, Ilona Pfeiffer
Background: Epidemiologic observations indicate that the number of systemic fungal infections has increased significantly during the past decades, however in human mycosis, mainly cutaneous infections predominate, generating major public health concerns and providing much of the impetus for current attempts to develop novel and efficient agents against cutaneous mycosis causing species. Innovative, environmentally benign and economic nanotechnology-based approaches have recently emerged utilizing principally biological sources to produce nano-sized structures with unique antimicrobial properties...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436407/infant-deaths-from-congenital-anomalies-novel-use-of-child-death-overview-panel-data
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Catriona Firth, Emily Petherick, Sam J Oddie
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) data validity, and cause of death classification, by comparison with information from a local birth cohort study (Born in Bradford, BiB), and another cause of death coding system (causes of death and associated conditions-CODAC). We then aimed to use CDOP data to calculate ethnic-specific infant mortality rates (IMRs), and compare characteristics of infants who died of congenital anomalies (CA) with those who died from other causes (non-CA)...
February 7, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425353/differential-dependence-of-gabaergic-and-glutamatergic-neurons-on-glia-for-the-establishment-of-synaptic-transmission
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Paul Turko, Keenan Groberman, Ferdinand Browa, Stuart Cobb, Imre Vida
In the mammalian cortex, GABAergic and glutamatergic neurons represent 2 major neuronal classes, which establish inhibitory and excitatory synapses, respectively. Despite differences in their anatomy, physiology and developmental origin, both cell types require support from glial cells, particularly astrocytes, for their growth and survival. Recent experiments indicate that glutamatergic neurons also depend on astrocytes for synapse formation. However, it is not clear if the same holds true for GABAergic neurons...
February 7, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424770/endoscopic-repair-of-persistent-oroantral-communications-using-the-caldwell-luc-approach
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Ibrahim Aladag, Fatih Gunhan, Murat Songu, Abdulkadir Imre, Ercan Pinar
In this article, a novel endoscopic technique used to close oro-antral fistulas will be described. In the technique described here, 24 cases were surgically treated between May 2011, and November 2014. Under endonasal endoscopic examination following partial inferior uncinectomy, the natural ostium of the maxillary sinus was identified; through this tract, a curved aspirator was advanced into the sinus. If present, we extracted endoscopically tissues causing obliteration of the ostium through the Caldwell-Luc antrostomy, taking care to preserve the integrity of the natural ostium...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424571/coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Kathryn Dryer, Mark Gajjar, Nikhil Narang, Margaret Lee, Jonathan Paul, Atman P Shah, Sandeep Nathan, Javed Butler, Charles J Davidson, William F Fearon, Sanjiv J Shah, John Edward Abellera Blair
BACKGROUND: There are multiple proposed mechanisms for the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). We hypothesize that coronary microvascular dysfunction is common in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a prospective, observational study, patients undergoing cardiac catheterization with HFpEF (left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction {greater than or equal to} 50% and with clinical HF), were compared to similar patients without HFpEF...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422610/coordinated-activation-of-a-cluster-of-mmp-genes-in-response-to-uvb-radiation
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Zsuzsanna Ujfaludi, Agota Tuzesi, Hajnalka Majoros, Balint Rothler, Tibor Pankotai, Imre M Boros
Ultraviolet (UV) B radiation is a dangerous environmental stressor, which can lead to photoaging, inflammation, immune suppression and tumour formation. A recent report has shown the transcriptional activation of several skin-specific genes including matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) in response to UV irradiation. Here, we use a novel human keratinocyte model, HKerE6SFM, to demonstrate that UVB activates the transcription of most members of the 11q22.3 MMP gene cluster including MMP13, MMP12, MMP3, MMP1 and MMP10...
February 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422061/n-acetylcysteine-exposure-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-anti-nuclear-antibody-seropositive-patients-with-usual-interstitial-pneumonia
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Justin M Oldham, Leah J Witt, Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Jonathan H Chung, Cathryn Lee, Scully Hsu, Lena W Chen, Aliya Husain, Steven Montner, Rekha Vij, Mary E Strek, Imre Noth
BACKGROUND: Mortality is similarly high among individuals with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF). Circulating anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) are commonly found in this patient population, suggesting possible aberrant immune activation. Because an environment of oxidative stress can result from immunologic activation, we hypothesized that ANA positive patients with UIP would have improved outcome when exposed to the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) compared to ANA negative patients...
February 8, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421700/synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-modeling-studies-of-phenyl-benzhydrylpiperazine-derivatives-as-potential-mao-inhibitors
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Bhupinder Kumar, Sheetal, Anil K Mantha, Vinod Kumar
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are potential drug candidates for the treatment of various neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and depression. In the present study, two series of 4-substituted phenylpiperazine and 1-benzhydrylpiperazine (1-21) derivatives were synthesized and screened for their MAO-A and MAO-B inhibitory activity using Amplex Red assay. Most of the synthesized compounds were found selective for MAO-B isoform except compounds 3, 7, 8, 9 and 13 (MAO-A selective) while compound 11 was non-selective...
January 16, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414636/population-risk-factors-for-late-stage-presentation-of-cervical-cancer-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Tessa S Stewart, Jennifer Moodley, Fiona M Walter
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the most prevalent malignancy in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with many women only seeking professional help when they are experiencing symptoms, implying late-stage malignancy and higher mortality rates. This ecological study assesses population-level exposures of SSA women to the numerous risk factors for HPV infection and cervical cancer, against late-stage presentation of cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A literature review revealed the relevant risk factors in SSA...
January 31, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396393/ufd-2-is-an-adaptor-assisted-e3-ligase-targeting-unfolded-proteins
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Doris Hellerschmied, Max Roessler, Anita Lehner, Linn Gazda, Karel Stejskal, Richard Imre, Karl Mechtler, Alexander Dammermann, Tim Clausen
Muscle development requires the coordinated activities of specific protein folding and degradation factors. UFD-2, a U-box ubiquitin ligase, has been reported to play a central role in this orchestra regulating the myosin chaperone UNC-45. Here, we apply an integrative in vitro and in vivo approach to delineate the substrate-targeting mechanism of UFD-2 and elucidate its distinct mechanistic features as an E3/E4 enzyme. Using Caenorhabditis elegans as model system, we demonstrate that UFD-2 is not regulating the protein levels of UNC-45 in muscle cells, but rather shows the characteristic properties of a bona fide E3 ligase involved in protein quality control...
February 2, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392048/analysis-of-recurrence-after-frontolateral-laryngectomy
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Yılmaz Özkul, Düzgün Ateş, Abdulkadir İmre, Murat Songu, Koray Balcı, Feda Bayrak, Kazım Önal
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the recurrence and survival of patients treated with frontolateral laryngectomy for T1 and T2 glottic laryngeal carcinoma. Methods: Patients who underwent frontolateral laryngectomy for glottic laryngeal carcinoma at a tertiary hospital between March 2009 and June 2014 were included. Patient demographics, tumor stage, treatment and histopathological examination data, and adjuvant therapy details were evaluated. Results: Thirty patients with T1aN0, T1bN0, and T2N0 vocal fold carcinoma were examined...
March 2017: Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391625/bioefficacy-potential-of-different-genotypes-of-walnut-juglans-regia-l
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Uzma Noor Shah, Javid Iqbal Mir, Nazeer Ahmed, Sumira Jan, Khalid Majid Fazili
The purpose of investigation was to assess the phytochemical and nutraceutical of walnut in leaf extracts through diverse quantitative and qualitative phytochemical tests followed by array of assays. The screening of 50 elite walnut genotypes which exhibited wide range of discrepancy in terms of phytochemicals as well as their anti-oxidant potential was done. Walnut genotypes displayed maximum divergence in quercetin content (2.86-5.78 mg/100 g) as represented by cluster analysis. The phenolic rich genotypes exhibiting total phenols (37...
February 2018: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391285/quality-improvement-to-immunization-coverage-in-primary-care-measured-in-medical-record-and-population-based-registry-data
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Valerie S Harder, Sara E Barry, Bridget Ahrens, Wendy S Davis, Judith S Shaw
OBJECTIVES: Despite the proven benefits of immunizations, coverage remains low in many states, including Vermont. This study measures the impact of a quality improvement (QI) project on immunization coverage in childhood, school-age, and adolescent groups. METHODS: In 2013, 20 primary care practices completed a seven month QI project aimed to increase immunization coverage among early childhood (29-33 months), school-age (6 years), and adolescent (13 years) age groups...
January 29, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
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