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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775646/the-rna-binding-protein-ars2-supports-hematopoiesis-at-multiple-levels
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Seerat Elahi, Shawn M Egan, G Aaron Holling, Rachel L Kandefer, Michael J Nemeth, Scott H Olejniczak
Recent biochemical characterization of Arsenic resistance protein 2 (Ars2) has established it as central to determining the fate of nascent RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) transcripts. Through interactions with the nuclear 5'-7-methylguanosine (7mG) cap binding complex (CBC), Ars2 promotes co-transcriptional processing coupled with nuclear export or degradation of several classes of RNAPII transcripts, allowing for gene expression programs that facilitate rapid and sustained proliferation of immortalized cells in culture...
May 15, 2018: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775092/a-prospective-multi-centre-us-clinical-trial-to-determine-accuracy-of-febridx-point-of-care-testing-for-acute-upper-respiratory-infections-with-and-without-a-confirmed-fever
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Nathan I Shapiro, Wesley H Self, Jeffrey Rosen, Stephan C Sharp, Michael R Filbin, Peter C Hou, Amisha D Parekh, Michael C Kurz, Robert Sambursky
BACKGROUND: FebriDx is a 10-minute disposable point-of-care test designed to identify clinically significant systemic host immune responses and aid in the differentiation of bacterial and viral respiratory infection by simultaneously detecting C-reactive protein (CRP) and myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) from a fingerstick blood sample. FebriDx diagnostic accuracy was evaluated in the emergency room and urgent care setting. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study of acute upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), with and without a confirmed fever at the time of enrolment, was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FebriDx to identify clinically significant bacterial infection with host response and acute pathogenic viral infection...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774349/role-of-arsenic-3-oxidation-state-methyltransferase-in-arsenic-mediated-apl-treatment-an-in-vitro-investigation
#3
Yasen Maimaitiyiming, Chao Wang, Shi Xu, Khairul Islam, Ye Jia Chen, Chang Yang, Qian Qian Wang, Hua Naranmandura
Arsenic (+3 oxidation state) methyltransferase (AS3MT) is a key enzyme responsible for arsenic metabolism in humans, which facilitates conversion of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) to more reactive metabolites such as monomethylarsonous acid (MMAIII) and dimethylarsinous acid (DMAIII). However, it is unclear whether the biotransformation of arsenic by AS3MT contributes to the promotion of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) therapy. In order to understand the probable role of AS3MT in APL patients, we evaluated the effects of arsenite (iAsIII) and three mixed arsenicals (i...
May 18, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774178/effects-of-local-application-of-nano-silver-on-osteomyelitis-and-soft-tissue-infections-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Bahattin Kemah, Gökçer Uzer, Yalçın Turhan, Burak Özturan, Bülent Kılıç, Bilge Sümbül Gültepe, Ayşe Bahar Ceyran, Selim Ertürk, Burak Aksoylu, Özlem Şenaydın, Korhan Özkan
Purpose : Bone and soft tissue infections are among the least desired complications after orthopaedic surgery. This study analysed the in vivo effects of the local application of nano-silver particles (AgNPs) [1nm = 1 billionth of a meter] in soft tissue infections. Materials-Method : An experimental osteomyelitis model was formed by inoculating both tibias of 24 rats with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus . The rats were followed without treatment for 21 days. Blood samples and tibial x-rays at day 21 confirmed the development of infection...
2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774132/natural-products-a-hope-for-glioblastoma-patients
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Raghupathy Vengoji, Muzafar A Macha, Surinder K Batra, Nicole A Shonka
Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the most aggressive malignant tumors with an overall dismal survival averaging one year despite multimodality therapeutic interventions including surgery, radiotherapy and concomitant and adjuvant chemotherapy. Few drugs are FDA approved for GBM, and the addition of temozolomide (TMZ) to standard therapy increases the median survival by only 2.5 months. Targeted therapy appeared promising in in vitro monolayer cultures, but disappointed in preclinical and clinical trials, partly due to the poor penetration of drugs through the blood brain barrier (BBB)...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773475/concordance-between-aspergillus-specific-precipitating-antibody-and-igg-in-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
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Kazuki Harada, Tsuyoshi Oguma, Akemi Saito, Yuma Fukutomi, Jun Tanaka, Katsuyoshi Tomomatsu, Masami Taniguchi, Koichiro Asano
BACKGROUND: Several serological tests for specific precipitin or IgG are available to demonstrate type III hypersensitivity reactions to Aspergillus species and are essential for infectious fungal disease diagnosis. These assays are also important for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) diagnosis; however, their concordance in ABPA was not well studied. METHODS: Fifty-two ABPA patients diagnosed based on ISHAM criteria were enrolled. Precipitins and IgG specific to Aspergillusfumigatus, Aspergillusniger, Aspergillusflavus, or Aspergillusterreus were measured using Ouchterlony double immunodiffusion tests and ImmunoCAP method, respectively...
May 15, 2018: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773141/the-application-of-the-hyper-fluorescent-sensor-in-the-real-time-detection-of-h-2-o-2-in-babesia-bovis-merozoites-in-vitro
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Masahito Asada, Hassan Hakimi, Shin-Ichiro Kawazu
In recent years, genetically encoded fluorescent probes have allowed a dramatic advancement in time-lapse imaging, enabling this imaging modality to be used to investigate intracellular events in several apicomplexan parasite species. In this study, we constructed a plasmid vector to stably express a genetically encoded H2 O2 sensor probe called HyPer in Babesia bovis. The HyPer-transfected parasite population was successfully developed and subjected to a time-lapse imaging analysis under in vitro culture conditions...
May 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773139/systemic-humoral-immunity-in-beef-bulls-following-therapeutic-vaccination-against-tritrichomonas-foetus
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Christopher Alling, D Owen Rae, Xiaojie Ma, Laura Neumann, L Gene Lollis, Elizabeth Steele, John Yelvington, Hemant K Naikare, Heather Stockdale Walden, John Crews, Raoul Boughton
The utility of therapeutic vaccination of bulls against Tritrichomonas foetus has been advocated in previous studies, but anecdotal reports suggest this practice does not clear infections and may additionally confound diagnostic testing by reducing parasite burdens below detectable limits. The objective of this study was to characterize the systemic humoral immune response to therapeutic vaccination in T. foetus-infected bulls over a period of four months using an indirect ELISA and to compare the dynamics of this response to culture and PCR results to establish the existence of a relationship (or lack thereof) between immunization and infection status...
May 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772657/effects-of-virgin-olive-oils-differing-in-their-bioactive-compound-contents-on-metabolic-syndrome-and-endothelial-functional-risk-biomarkers-in-healthy-adults-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Estefania Sanchez-Rodriguez, Elena Lima-Cabello, Sara Biel-Glesson, Jose R Fernandez-Navarro, Miguel A Calleja, Maria Roca, Juan A Espejo-Calvo, Blas Gil-Extremera, Maria Soria-Florido, Rafael de la Torre, Montserrat Fito, Maria-Isabel Covas, Juan de Dios Alche, Emilio Martinez de Victoria, Angel Gil, Maria D Mesa
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of virgin olive oils (VOOs) enriched with phenolic compounds and triterpenes on metabolic syndrome and endothelial function biomarkers in healthy adults. The trial was a three-week randomized, crossover, controlled, double-blind, intervention study involving 58 subjects supplemented with a daily dose (30 mL) of three oils: (1) a VOO (124 ppm of phenolic compounds and 86 ppm of triterpenes); (2) an optimized VOO (OVOO) (490 ppm of phenolic compounds and 86 ppm of triterpenes); and (3) a functional olive oil (FOO) high in phenolic compounds (487 ppm) and enriched with triterpenes (389 ppm)...
May 16, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772575/therapeutic-effect-of-cd4-cd25-regulatory-t-cells-amplified-in-vitro-on-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-in-rats
#10
Feng-Jie Wang, Dan Cui, Wei-Dong Qian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to explore whether the adoptive transfusion of autologous CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (CD4+CD25+ Tregs) has a therapeutic effect on Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) model rats, and it provides new experimental and theoretical bases for the immunotherapy of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). METHODS: CD4+CD25+ Tregs were sorted from the spleens of rats using immunomagnetic bead separation techniques combined with flow cytometry...
May 14, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772239/small-gtpase-r-ras-participates-in-neural-tube-formation-in-zebrafish-embryonic-spinal-cord
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Shinya Ohata, Hideko Uga, Hitoshi Okamoto, Toshiaki Katada
Ras related (R-Ras), a small GTPase, is involved in the maintenance of apico-basal polarity in neuroepithelial cells of the zebrafish hindbrain, axonal collapse in cultured murine hippocampal neurons, and maturation of blood vessels in adult mice. However, the role of R-Ras in neural tube formation remains unknown. Using antisense morpholino oligonucleotides (AMOs), we found that in the spinal cord of zebrafish embryos, the lumen was formed bilaterally in rras morphants, whereas it was formed at the midline in control embryos...
May 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772011/induction-of-influenza-specific-local-cd8-t-cells-in-the-respiratory-tract-after-aerosol-delivery-of-vaccine-antigen-or-virus-in-the-babraham-inbred-pig
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Katie Tungatt, Garry Dolton, Sophie B Morgan, Meriem Attaf, Anna Fuller, Thomas Whalley, Johanneke D Hemmink, Emily Porter, Barbara Szomolay, Maria Montoya, John A Hammond, John J Miles, David K Cole, Alain Townsend, Mick Bailey, Pierre J Rizkallah, Bryan Charleston, Elma Tchilian, Andrew K Sewell
There is increasing evidence that induction of local immune responses is a key component of effective vaccines. For respiratory pathogens, for example tuberculosis and influenza, aerosol delivery is being actively explored as a method to administer vaccine antigens. Current animal models used to study respiratory pathogens suffer from anatomical disparity with humans. The pig is a natural and important host of influenza viruses and is physiologically more comparable to humans than other animal models in terms of size, respiratory tract biology and volume...
May 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771414/extracellular-vesicles-promote-esophageal-cancer-progression-by-delivering-lnczeb1-as1-between-cells
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Y-G Zhang, M-W Zhou, L Bai, R-Y Han, K Lv, Z Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the expression of extracellular vesicle-derived lncZEB1-AS1 in esophageal cancer and its role in esophageal cancer progression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The extracellular vesicles (EVs) from esophageal cancer patients (n = 26) and normal subjects (n = 26) were isolated by differential centrifugation. The expression of lncZEB1-AS1 in EVs was detected by Real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction). The clinical data of normal subjects and patients were analyzed...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771377/alternative-splicing-analysis-in-human-monocytes-and-macrophages-reveals-mbnl1-as-major-regulator
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Hongfei Liu, Paolo A Lorenzini, Fan Zhang, Shaohai Xu, Mei Su M Wong, Jie Zheng, Xavier Roca
We report the detailed transcriptomic profiles of human innate myeloid cells using RNA sequencing. Monocytes migrate from blood into infected or wounded tissue to differentiate into macrophages, and control inflammation via phagocytosis or cytokine secretion. We differentiated culture primary monocytes with either GM- or M-CSF to obtain pro- or anti-inflammatory macrophages, and respectively activated them with either LPS/IFNγ or anti-inflammatory cytokines. We also treated the THP-1 monocytic cell line with PMA and similar cytokines to mimic differentiation and activation...
May 16, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771353/predictors-for-identifying-burn-sepsis-and-performance-versus-existing-criteria
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David M Hill, Matthew D Percy, Sai R Velamuri, Julio Lanfranco, Ivan Romero Legro, Scott E Sinclair, William L Hickerson
Sepsis is the largest cause of mortality in thermally injured patients. Traditional SIRS criteria do not aid diagnosis of sepsis in burn centers. Studies have attempted identification of the best indicators of sepsis in the thermal injured patient, but predictive variables are inconsistent across the various studies. Currently, consensus guidelines lack evidential support as to which patients will benefit most from prompt antimicrobial therapy. The purpose of our study was to evaluate novel diagnostic parameters for thermal injured patients with known sepsis and compare these parameters with existing diagnostic criteria...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768557/is-it-possible-to-perform-bacterial-identification-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-with-a-positive-blood-culture-bottle-for-quick-diagnosis-of-bloodstream-infections
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Tamily Cristina Lemos, Laura Lúcia Cogo, Adriane Cheschin Maestri, Milena Hadad, Keite da Silva Nogueira
INTRODUCTION: Bloodstream infections can be fatal, and timely identification of the etiologic agent is important for treatment. METHODOLOGY: An alternative method, consisting of direct identification and susceptibility testing of blood culture bottles using the automated VITEK 2® system, was assessed. RESULTS: All 37 of the Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) identifications and 57.1% of the 28 Gram-positive cocci (GPC) identifications matched those obtained with standard methods...
March 2018: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768547/clinical-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-death-from-disseminated-histoplasmosis-in-patients-with-aids-who-visited-a-high-complexity-hospital-in-campo-grande-ms-brazil
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Barbara Cristina Scarcelli Boigues, Anamaria Mello Miranda Paniago, Gláucia Moreira Espíndola Lima, Maina de Oliveira Nunes, Silvia Naomi de Oliveira Uehara
INTRODUCTION: Disseminated histoplasmosis (DH) is a systemic mycosis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum (H. capsulatum) and is characterized by progressive and fatal evolution in immunocompromised patients. Moreover, it is considered an AIDS-defining disease. METHODS: We performed an observational, analytical, retrospective study to identify the clinical outcomes and risk factors for death from DH in patients with AIDS at an infectious diseases service facility in Brazil between September 2011 and July 2016...
March 2018: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768470/integrative-omics-to-detect-bacteremia-in-patients-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Rachel S Kelly, Jessica Lasky-Su, Sai-Ching J Yeung, Richard M Stone, Jeffrey M Caterino, Sean C Hagan, Gary H Lyman, Lindsey R Baden, Brett E Glotzbecker, Christopher J Coyne, Christopher W Baugh, Daniel J Pallin
BACKGROUND: Cancer chemotherapy-associated febrile neutropenia (FN) is a common condition that is deadly when bacteremia is present. Detection of bacteremia depends on culture, which takes days, and no accurate predictive tools applicable to the initial evaluation are available. We utilized metabolomics and transcriptomics to develop multivariable predictors of bacteremia among FN patients. METHODS: We classified emergency department patients with FN and no apparent infection at presentation as bacteremic (cases) or not (controls), according to blood culture results...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768048/hypoxic-stress-up-regulates-kir2-1-expression-by-a-pathway-including-hypoxic-inducible-factor-1-and-dynamin2-in-brain-capillary-endothelial-cells
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Hideto Yamamura, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Hisao Yamamura, Kiyofumi Asai, Wayne Giles, Yuji Imaizumi
Brain capillary endothelial cells (BCECs) play a central role in maintenance of blood-brain barrier (BBB) function and therefore are essential for central nervous system homeostasis and integrity. Although brain ischemia damages BCECs and causes disruption of BBB, the related influence of hypoxia on BCECs is not well understood. Hypoxic stress can up-regulate functional expression of specific K+ currents in endothelial cells, e.g., Kir2.1 channels without any alterations in the mRNA level, in t-BBEC117, a cell line derived from bovine BCECs...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767163/response-of-primiparous-and-multiparous-buffaloes-to-yeast-culture-supplementation-during-early-and-mid-lactation
#20
Hanne H Hansen, Nasr E El-Bordeny, Hossam M Ebeid
Strains of live Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast have exhibited probiotic effects in ruminants. This study investigated the effects of the dietary yeast supplement, S . cerevisiae (Yea-Sacc1026 ), on primiparous (PP) and multiparous (MP) Egyptian buffaloes in early to mid-lactation. Lactating buffaloes were fed either a basal total mixed ration (TMR, control; 4 PP and 8 MP) or the basal TMR plus 10 g Yea-Sacc1026 per buffalo cow per day (yeast; 4 PP and 8 MP). The feeds were given from 15 days prepartum to 180 days postpartum...
December 2017: Animal nutrition
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