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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079284/controlling-the-helix-handedness-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-peptide-foldamers-through-sequence-shifting
#1
Monika Szefczyk, Ewelina Węglarz-Tomczak, Paulina Fortuna, Agnieszka Krzysztoń, Ewa Rudzińska-Szostak, Łukasz Berlicki
Peptide foldamers containing both cis-β-aminocyclopentanecarboxylic acid and α-amino acid residues combined in various sequence patterns (ααβ, αααβ, αβααβ, and ααβαααβ) were screened using CD and NMR spectroscopy for the tendency to form helices. ααβ-Peptides were found to fold into an unprecedented and well-defined 16/17/15/18/14/17-helix. By extending the length of the sequence or shifting a fragment of the sequence from one terminus to another in ααβ-peptides, the balance between left-handed and right-handed helix populations present in the solution can be controlled...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077499/dynamic-gnrh-and-hcg-testing-establishment-of-new-diagnostic-reference-levels
#2
A Kirstine Bang, Loa Nordkap, Kristian Almstrup, Lærke Priskorn, Jørgen Holm Petersen, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Anna-Maria Andersson, Anders Juul, Niels Joergensen
: 1. OBJECTIVE: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) stimulation-tests may be used to evaluate the pituitary and testicular capacity. Our aim was to evaluate changes in follicular-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and Testosterone after GnRH and hCG stimulation in healthy men, and assess the impact of six single nucleotide polymorphisms on the responses. 2. DESIGN: GnRH- and hCG-stimulation tests were performed on 77 healthy men, 18-40 years (reference group) at a specialized andrology referral center...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077356/it-is-time-to-stop-meniscectomy
#3
EDITORIAL
Ewa M Roos, Jonas Bloch Thorlund
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076382/deregulated-expression-of-mitochondrial-proteins-mfn2-and-bcnl3l-in-placentae-from-sheep-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-scnt-conceptuses
#4
Marta Czernik, Paola Toschi, Federica Zacchini, Domenico Iuso, Grażyna Ewa Ptak
In various animal species, the main cause of pregnancy loss in conceptuses obtained by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) are placental abnormalities. Most abnormalities described in SCNT pregnancies (such as placentomegaly, reduced vascularisation, hypoplasia of trophoblastic epithelium) suggest that placental cell degeneration may be triggered by mitochondrial failure. We hypothesized that placental abnormalities of clones obtained by SCNT are related to mitochondrial dysfunction. To test this, early SCNT and control (CTR, from pregnancies obtained by in vitro fertilization) placentae were collected from pregnant ewes (at day 20 and 22 of gestation) and subjected to morphological, mRNA and protein analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076372/bad-to-the-bone-on-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-microbial-biofilm-ability-to-directly-destroy-colonized-bone-surfaces-without-participation-of-host-immunity-or-osteoclastogenesis
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Adam Junka, Patrycja Szymczyk, Grzegorz Ziółkowski, Ewa Karuga-Kuzniewska, Danuta Smutnicka, Iwona Bil-Lula, Marzenna Bartoszewicz, Susan Mahabady, Parish Paymon Sedghizadeh
Bone infections are a significant public health burden associated with morbidity and mortality in patients. Microbial biofilm pathogens are the causative agents in chronic osteomyelitis. Research on the pathogenesis of osteomyelitis has focused on indirect bone destruction by host immune cells and cytokines secondary to microbial insult. Direct bone resorption by biofilm pathogens has not yet been seriously considered. In this study, common osteomyelitis pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and Streptococcus mutans) were grown as biofilms in multiple in vitro and ex vivo experiments to analyze quantitative and qualitative aspects of bone destruction during infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075422/inflammation-cardiometabolic-markers-and-functional-changes-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-12-month-exercise-program-for-prostate-cancer-men
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Katarzyna Hojan, Eliza Kwiatkowska-Borowczyk, Ewa Leporowska, Piotr Milecki
INTRODUCTION    Previous studies have shown that physical exercise in cancer patients during radiotherapy (RT) and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improves cardiac fitness and quality of life (QoL), and reduces fatigue but it is still not entirely known how it affects inflammation or metabolic factors and what its consequences are in prostate cancer (PCa) patients. OBJECTIVES    Effect of a 12-month physical exercise program on inflammatory and cardiometabolic factors, and on functional status in PCa patients undergoing RT and ADT...
January 10, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075407/diagnostic-value-of-serum-angiogenesis-markers-in-ovarian-cancer-using-multiplex-immunoassay
#7
Agnieszka Horala, Agata Swiatly, Jan Matysiak, Paulina Banach, Ewa Nowak-Markwitz, Zenon J Kokot
As cancer development involves pathological vessel formation, 16 angiogenesis markers were evaluated as potential ovarian cancer (OC) biomarkers. Blood samples collected from 172 patients were divided based on histopathological result: OC (n = 38), borderline ovarian tumours (n = 6), non-malignant ovarian tumours (n = 62), healthy controls (n = 50) and 16 patients were excluded. Sixteen angiogenesis markers were measured using BioPlex Pro Human Cancer Biomarker Panel 1 immunoassay. Additionally, concentrations of cancer antigen 125 (CA125) and human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) were measured in patients with adnexal masses using electrochemiluminescence immunoassay...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072914/presence-of-pathogenic-rickettsiae-and-protozoan-in-samples-of-raw-milk-from-cows-goats-and-sheep
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Ewa Cisak, Violetta Zając, Jacek Sroka, Anna Sawczyn, Anna Kloc, Jacek Dutkiewicz, Angelina Wójcik-Fatla
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present work was to determine the presence of various rickettsiae and protozoan in raw milk and the assessment the potential, milk-borne route in the spread of selected zoonotic pathogens. MATERIALS: A total of 119 raw milk samples collected randomly from 63 cows, 29 goats, and 27 sheep bred on 34 farms situated on eight communities in eastern Poland were examined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method for the presence of pathogenic rickettsiae (Coxiella burnetii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Rickettsia spp...
January 10, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071024/effect-of-barley-%C3%AE-glucan-addition-as-a-fat-replacer-on-muffin-quality
#9
Sylwia Onacik-Gür, Anna Żbikowska, Ewa Kapler, Hanna Kowalska
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to perform the partial replacement of bakery fat with barley β-glucan in muffins and to determine its effect on the physical properties of products. Most shortenings used in the industry are solid fats rich in saturated fatty acids and often trans fatty isomers, which are nutritionally unfavorable. METHODS: Dough and baked muffins were used as the research material. Five muffin recipes were prepared: control (K0%) with 16% fat content in the total dough weight, with fat content decreased by 10% (PG10%), 15% (PG15%), 20% (PG20%) and 25% (PG25%)...
July 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071017/evaluation-of-the-potential-use-of-probiotic-strain-lactobacillus-plantarum-299v-in-lactic-fermentation-of-button-mushroom-fruiting-bodies
#10
Ewa Jabłońska-Ryś, Aneta Sławińska, Wojciech Radzki, Waldemar Gustaw
BACKGROUND: The available literature does not provide data on the application of probiotic strains in mushroom processing. The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential to use the L. plantarum 299v strain with documented probiotic properties in the process of lactic fermentation of button mushroom fruiting bodies (Agaricus bisporus). METHODS: Fresh button mushroom fruiting bodies and cultures of lactic acid bacteria L. plantarum Ib and a probiotic strain L...
October 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071012/phenylketonuria-is-not-a-risk-factor-for-changes-of-inflammation-status-as-assessed-by-interleukin-6-and-interleukin-8-concentrations
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Renata Mozrzymas, Monika Duś-Żuchowska, Łukasz Kałużny, Ewa Wenska-Chyży, Jarosław Walkowiak
BACKGROUND: High oxidative stress and a reduced potential for free radical scavenging in phenylketonuria (PKU) patients, a phenomenon confirmed in a few studies, may lead to systemic chronic inflammation. The aim of this study was to compare the inflammation status, as assessed by interleukin 6 and interleukin 8 concentrations, in patients with PKU and in healthy controls. METHODS: Twenty patients with classical PKU, aged 18-34 years and under dietary control, were enrolled in the study...
April 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069975/drawing-analysis-in-the-assessment-of-patients-with-neurodegenerative-diseases
#12
Emilia J Sitek, Ewa Narożańska, Seweryna Konieczna, Bogna Brockhuis, Dariusz Wieczorek, Zbigniew K Wszolek, Jarosław Sławek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069573/relations-between-aortic-stiffness-and-left-ventricular-mechanical-function-in-the-community
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Vanessa Bell, Elizabeth L McCabe, Martin G Larson, Jian Rong, Allison A Merz, Ewa Osypiuk, Birgitta T Lehman, Plamen Stantchev, Jayashri Aragam, Emelia J Benjamin, Naomi M Hamburg, Ramachandran S Vasan, Gary F Mitchell, Susan Cheng
BACKGROUND: Aortic stiffness impairs optimal ventricular-vascular coupling and left ventricular systolic function, particularly in the long axis. Left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS) has recently emerged as a sensitive measure of early cardiac dysfunction. In this study, we investigated the relation between aortic stiffness and GLS in a large community-based sample. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 2495 participants (age 39-90 years, 57% women) of the Framingham Offspring and Omni cohorts, free of cardiovascular disease, we performed tonometry to measure arterial hemodynamics and echocardiography to assess cardiac function...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069425/an-epigenome-wide-association-study-of-total-serum-immunoglobulin-e-in-hispanic-children
#14
Wei Chen, Ting Wang, Maria Pino-Yanes, Erick Forno, Liming Liang, Qi Yan, Donglei Hu, Daniel E Weeks, Andrea Baccarelli, Edna Acosta-Perez, Celeste Eng, Yueh-Ying Han, Nadia Boutaoui, Catherine Laprise, Gwyneth A Davies, Julian M Hopkin, Miriam F Moffatt, William O C M Cookson, Glorisa Canino, Esteban G Burchard, Juan C Celedón
BACKGROUND: Total immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a therapeutic target in allergic diseases. DNA methylation in white blood cells (WBCs) was associated with total IgE in an epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) of Caucasians. Whether DNA methylation of eosinophils explains those findings is insufficiently understood. METHODS: We tested for association between genome-wide DNA methylation in WBCs and total IgE in two studies of Hispanic children: the Puerto Rico Genetics of Asthma and Lifestyle Study (PR-GOAL, n = 306) and the Genes-environments and Admixture in Latino Americans (GALA II, n = 573)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069279/masitinib-for-treatment-of-severely-symptomatic-indolent-systemic-mastocytosis-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-3-study
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Olivier Lortholary, Marie Olivia Chandesris, Cristina Bulai Livideanu, Carle Paul, Gérard Guillet, Ewa Jassem, Marek Niedoszytko, Stéphane Barete, Srdan Verstovsek, Clive Grattan, Gandhi Damaj, Danielle Canioni, Sylvie Fraitag, Ludovic Lhermitte, Sophie Georgin Lavialle, Laurent Frenzel, Lawrence B Afrin, Katia Hanssens, Julie Agopian, Raphael Gaillard, Jean-Pierre Kinet, Christian Auclair, Colin Mansfield, Alain Moussy, Patrice Dubreuil, Olivier Hermine
BACKGROUND: Indolent systemic mastocytosis, including the subvariant of smouldering systemic mastocytosis, is a lifelong condition associated with reduced quality of life. Masitinib inhibits KIT and LYN kinases that are involved in indolent systemic mastocytosis pathogenesis. We aimed to assess safety and efficacy of masitinib versus placebo in severely symptomatic patients who were unresponsive to optimal symptomatic treatments. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study, we enrolled adults (aged 18-75 years) with indolent or smouldering systemic mastocytosis, according to WHO classification or documented mastocytosis based on histological criteria, at 50 centres in 15 countries...
January 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067847/the-impact-of-growth-hormone-therapy-on-the-apoptosis-assessment-in-cd34-hematopoietic-cells-from-children-with-growth-hormone-deficiency
#16
Miłosz Piotr Kawa, Iwona Stecewicz, Katarzyna Piecyk, Edyta Paczkowska, Dorota Rogińska, Anna Sobuś, Karolina Łuczkowska, Ewa Pius-Sadowska, Elżbieta Gawrych, Elżbieta Petriczko, Mieczysław Walczak, Bogusław Machaliński
Growth hormone (GH) modulates hematopoietic cell homeostasis and is associated with apoptosis control, but with limited mechanistic insights. Aim of the study was to determine whether GH therapeutic supplementation (GH-TS) could affect apoptosis of CD34+ cells enriched in hematopoietic progenitor cells of GH deficient (GHD) children. CD34+ cells from peripheral blood of 40 GHD children were collected before and in 3rd and 6th month of GH-TS and compared to 60 controls adjusted for bone age, sex, and pubertal development...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067827/clinical-significance-and-prognostic-relevance-of-microsatellite-instability-in-sporadic-colorectal-cancer-patients
#17
REVIEW
Angelika Copija, Dariusz Waniczek, Andrzej Witkoś, Katarzyna Walkiewicz, Ewa Nowakowska-Zajdel
Microsatellite instability (MSI) is a marker of the replication error phenotype. It is caused by impaired DNA mismatch repair processes (MMR), resulting in ineffectiveness of the mechanisms responsible for the DNA replication precision and postreplicative DNA repair. MSI underlies the pathogenesis of 10%-20% of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases. The data about the potential value of MMR status as a predictive factor for 5-fluorouracil (FU)-based chemotherapy remain unclear. According to National Comprehensive Cancer Network updated guidelines, MSI testing is recommended for all patients with stage II CRC because patients with MSI-H (high-frequency MSI) tumour may have a good prognosis and obtain no benefit from 5-FU-based adjuvant chemotherapy...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065422/evaluation-of-a-web-course-on-the-basics-of-gynecological-laparoscopy-in-resident-training
#18
Ewa Jokinen, Tomi S Mikkola, Päivi Härkki
OBJECTIVES: Reduction in the number of gynecological operations has made resident training more difficult in gynecological surgery. We used electronic educational material to supplement traditional apprentice model in resident surgical education. Our aim was to evaluate effectiveness of a web-based course in knowledge gaining among residents with various levels of clinical experience. DESIGN: In prospective interventional study, the level of knowledge was assessed before and after taking the course...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064521/participation-in-care-encounters-in-heart-failure-home-care
#19
Lena Näsström, Jan Mårtensson, Ewa Idvall, Anna Strömberg
The purpose of this qualitative study was to observe care encounters during home visits in Heart failure (HF) home-care to identify and describe participation in care. Seventeen patients diagnosed with HF, and 10 registered nurses participated. Data from 19 video-recorded home visits were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Two themes were identified: (a) Participation in the care encounter is made possible by interaction, including exchanging care-related information, care-related reasoning, collaboration; and (b) participation in the care encounter is made possible by an enabling approach, including the patients expressing their own wishes, showing an active interest, while the nurse is committed and invites to having a dialogue...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063625/regulation-of-insulin-receptor-phosphorylation-in-the-brains-of-prenatally-stressed-rats-new-insight-into-the-benefits-of-antidepressant-drug-treatment
#20
Katarzyna Głombik, Joanna Ślusarczyk, Ewa Trojan, Katarzyna Chamera, Bogusława Budziszewska, Władysław Lasoń, Agnieszka Basta-Kaim
A growing body of evidence supports the involvement of disturbances in the brain insulin pathway in the pathogenesis of depression. On the other hand, data concerning the impact of antidepressant drug therapy on brain insulin signaling remain scare and insufficient. We determinated the influence of chronic treatment with antidepressant drugs (imipramine, fluoxetine and tianeptine) on the insulin signaling pathway of the brain of adult prenatally stressed rats. 3-month-old prenatally stressed and control rats were treated for 21 days with imipramine, fluoxetine or tianeptine (10mg/kg/day i...
January 4, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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