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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512627/laboratory-mice-are-frequently-colonized-with-staphylococcus-aureus-and-mount-a-systemic-immune-response-note-of-caution-for-in-vivo-infection-experiments
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Daniel Schulz, Dorothee Grumann, Patricia Trübe, Kathleen Pritchett-Corning, Sarah Johnson, Kevin Reppschläger, Janine Gumz, Nandakumar Sundaramoorthy, Stephan Michalik, Sabine Berg, Jens van den Brandt, Richard Fister, Stefan Monecke, Benedict Uy, Frank Schmidt, Barbara M Bröker, Siouxsie Wiles, Silva Holtfreter
Whether mice are an appropriate model for S. aureus infection and vaccination studies is a matter of debate, because they are not considered as natural hosts of S. aureus. We previously identified a mouse-adapted S. aureus strain, which caused infections in laboratory mice. This raised the question whether laboratory mice are commonly colonized with S. aureus and whether this might impact on infection experiments. Publicly available health reports from commercial vendors revealed that S. aureus colonization is rather frequent, with rates as high as 21% among specific-pathogen-free mice...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476490/phase-i-ii-study-of-intravenous-plerixafor-added-to-a-mobilization-regimen-of-g-csf-in-lymphoma-patients-undergoing-autologous-stem-cell-collection
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Amanda Cashen, Michael Rettig, Feng Gao, Angela Smith, Camille Abboud, Keith Stockerl-Goldstein, Ravi Vij, Geoffrey Uy, Peter Westervelt, John DiPersio
Plerixafor, given subcutaneously with G-CSF, improves autologous stem cell collection in patients with lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Intravenous (IV) administration of plerixafor allows administration of plerixafor the same day as pheresis, and it may improve stem cell collection. The primary objectives of this Phase I/II study were to determine the maximum tolerated dose of IV plerixafor, and the efficacy of IV plerixafor + G-CSF to mobilize ≥ 2 x 10(6) CD34+ cells/kg from patients with lymphoma. In Phase I, 25 patients were treated with G-CSF + IV plerixafor at escalating doses; in Phase II, 36 patients were treated with G-CSF + plerixafor 0...
May 2, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475606/shaping-innovations-in-long-term-care-for-stroke-survivors-with-multimorbidity-through-stakeholder-engagement
#3
Euan Sadler, Talya Porat, Iain Marshall, Uy Hoang, Vasa Curcin, Charles D A Wolfe, Christopher McKevitt
BACKGROUND: Stroke, like many long-term conditions, tends to be managed in isolation of its associated risk factors and multimorbidity. With increasing access to clinical and research data there is the potential to combine data from a variety of sources to inform interventions to improve healthcare. A 'Learning Health System' (LHS) is an innovative model of care which transforms integrated data into knowledge to improve healthcare. The objective of this study is to develop a process of engaging stakeholders in the use of clinical and research data to co-produce potential solutions, informed by a LHS, to improve long-term care for stroke survivors with multimorbidity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473620/prognostic-and-biologic-significance-of-long-non-coding-rna-profiling-in-younger-adults-with-cytogenetically-normal-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Dimitrios Papaioannou, Deedra Nicolet, Stefano Volinia, Krzysztof Mrózek, Pearlly Yan, Ralf Bundschuh, Andrew J Carroll, Jessica Kohlschmidt, William Blum, Bayard L Powell, Geoffrey L Uy, Jonathan E Kolitz, Eunice S Wang, Ann-Kathrin Eisfeld, Shelley J Orwick, David M Lucas, Michael A Caligiuri, Richard M Stone, John C Byrd, Ramiro Garzon, Clara D Bloomfield
Long non-coding RNAs are a novel class of RNA molecules, which are increasingly recognized as important molecular players in solid and hematologic malignancies. Herein we investigated whether long non-coding RNA expression is associated with clinical and molecular features, as well as outcome of younger adults (aged <60 years) with de novo cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia. Whole transcriptome profiling (RNA-seq) was performed in a training (n=263) and a validation set (n=114). Using the training set, we identified 24 long non-coding RNAs associated with event-free survival...
May 4, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461776/therapeutic-effects-of-orally-administered-cjlp55-for-atopic-dermatitis-via-the-regulation-of-immune-response
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Kyeong Eun Hyung, Soo Jeong Kim, Ye Won Jang, Da Kyoung Lee, Kee Hyeob Hyun, Byoung Seok Moon, Bongjoon Kim, Heeyoon Ahn, So-Young Park, Uy Dong Sohn, Eon Sub Park, Kwang Woo Hwang
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an inflammatory skin condition accompanied by symptoms such as edema and hemorrhage. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean dish consisting of various probiotics. In this study, the therapeutic effect of Lactobacillus plantarum CJLP55 isolated from Kimchi was studied in AD-induced mice. Orally administered Lactobacillus strain, CJLP55, suppressed AD symptoms and high serum IgE levels. CJLP55 administration reduced the thickness of the epidermis, infiltration of mast cells and eosinophils into the skin lesion, enlargement of axillary lymph nodes, and increase in cell population in axillary lymph nodes...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431059/cardiac-structural-and-functional-profile-of-patients-with-delayed-qrs-transition-zone-and-sudden-cardiac-death
#6
Aapo L Aro, Derek Phan, Carmen Teodorescu, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Kyndaron Reinier, Karen Gunson, Jonathan Jui, Heikki V Huikuri, Sumeet S Chugh
Aims: Delayed QRS transition zone in the precordial leads of the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) has been recently associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. We correlated echocardiographic findings with ECG and clinical characteristics to investigate how alterations in cardiac structure and function contribute to this risk marker. Methods and Results: From the ongoing population-based Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study (catchment population ∼1 million), SCD cases with prior ECG available (n = 627) were compared with controls (n = 801)...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428223/glutamatergic-mechanisms-involved-in-bladder-overactivity-and-pudendal-neuromodulation-in-cats
#7
Jamie Uy, Michelle Yu, Xuewen Jiang, Cameron Jones, Bing Shen, Jicheng Wang, James R Roppolo, William C de Groat, Changfeng Tai
The involvement of ionotropic glutamate receptors in bladder overactivity and pudendal neuromodulation was determined in α-chloralose anesthetized cats by intravenously administering MK801 (a NMDA receptor antagonist) or CP465022 (an AMPA receptor antagonist). Infusion of 0.5% acetic acid (AA) into the bladder produced bladder overactivity. In the first group of 5 cats, bladder capacity was significantly (p<0.05) reduced to 55.3±10.0% of saline control by AA irritation. Pudendal nerve stimulation (PNS) significantly (p<0...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401069/a-novel-restraint-device-for-injection-of-galleria-mellonella-larvae-that-minimizes-the-risk-of-accidental-operator-needle-stick-injury
#8
James P Dalton, Benedict Uy, Simon Swift, Siouxsie Wiles
Larvae of the insect Galleria mellonella are increasingly being used for studying pathogenic microbes and their virulence mechanisms, and as a rapid model for screening novel antimicrobial agents. The larvae (waxworms) are most frequently infected by injection of pathogenic organisms into the haemocoel through the insect's prolegs. The mostly widely used method for restraining the waxworms for injection is by grasping them between the operator's fingers, which puts the operator at risk of needle stick injury, an important consideration when working with highly pathogenic and/or drug-resistant microorganisms...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381033/non-local-correlations-via-chaotic-itinerancy-in-vcsel-with-optical-feedback
#9
Chi-Hak Uy, Damien Rontani, Stefan Breuer, Marc Sciamanna
Similar to edge-emitting lasers, vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) subjected to optical feedback are known for exhibiting erratic fluctuations of their optical power at slow and fast time scales; these are called low-frequency fluctuations (LFF). Here, we demonstrate both experimentally and numerically that the chaotic itinerancy in phase space associated with LFF has a deep connection with the creation of non-local correlations at multiple time scales between the two linear polarization modes...
March 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370617/genomic-evidence-for-convergent-evolution-of-a-key-trait-underlying-divergence-in-island-birds
#10
Elizabeth A Cooper, J Albert C Uy
Reproductive isolation can be initiated by changes in one or a few key traits that prevent random mating among individuals in a population. During the early stages of speciation, when isolation is often incomplete, there will be a heterogeneous pattern of differentiation across regions of the genome between diverging populations, with loci controlling these key traits appearing the most distinct as a result of strong diversifying selection. In this study, we used Illumina-sequenced ddRAD tags to identify genome-wide patterns of differentiation in three recently-diverged island populations of the Monarcha castaneiventris ycatcher of the Solomon Islands...
March 28, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370456/predictors-for-detrusor-overactivity-following-extensive-vaginal-pelvic-reconstructive-surgery
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Tsia-Shu Lo, Shailaja Nagashu, Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Ma Clarissa Uy-Patrimonio, Lin Yi-Hao
AIM: This study aims to identify the predictors for detrusor overactivity (DO) in women following extensive vaginal pelvic reconstructive surgery (PRS) for advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: We enrolled 1503 women who had prolapse POP-Q stage ≥ 3 and underwent vaginal PRS with or without MUS from January 2006 to December 2015. All subjects completed a 72-h voiding diary, IIQ-7, UDI-6, POPDI-6, and PISQ-12. Urodynamics (UDS) was performed pre- and post-operatively...
March 31, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323004/fresh-or-cryopreserved-cd34-selected-mobilized-peripheral-blood-stem-and-progenitor-cells-for-the-treatment-of-poor-graft-function-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Armin Ghobadi, Mark A Fiala, Giridharan Ramsingh, Feng Gao, Camille N Abboud, Keith Stockerl-Goldstein, Geoffrey L Uy, Brenda J Grossman, Peter Westervelt, John F DiPersio
CD34(+)-selected stem cell boost (SCB) without conditioning has recently been utilized for poor graft function (PGF) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with promising results. Unfortunately, many patients have been unable to receive the boost infusion as their donors were unwilling or unable to undergo an additional stem cell collection. Therefore, we conducted this study utilizing either fresh or cryopreserved peripheral blood stem cell products to create CD34(+)-selected boost infusions for the treatment of PGF...
March 18, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321127/ancient-evolutionary-origin-of-vertebrate-enteric-neurons-from-trunk-derived-neural-crest
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Stephen A Green, Benjamin R Uy, Marianne E Bronner
The enteric nervous system of jawed vertebrates arises primarily from vagal neural crest cells that migrate to the foregut and subsequently colonize and innervate the entire gastrointestinal tract. Here we examine development of the enteric nervous system in the basal jawless vertebrate the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) to gain insight into its evolutionary origin. Surprisingly, we find no evidence for the existence of a vagally derived enteric neural crest population in the lamprey. Rather, labelling with the lipophilic dye DiI shows that late-migrating cells, originating from the trunk neural tube and associated with nerve fibres, differentiate into neurons within the gut wall and typhlosole...
April 6, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292947/mobilization-of-allogeneic-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-donors-with-intravenous-plerixafor-mobilizes-a-unique-graft
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Mark A Schroeder, Michael P Rettig, Sandra Lopez, Stephanie Christ, Mark Fiala, William Eades, Fazia A Mir, Jin Shao, Kyle McFarland, Kathryn Trinkaus, William Shannon, Elena Deych, Jinsheng Yu, Ravi Vij, Keith Stockerl-Goldstein, Amanda F Cashen, Geoffery L Uy, Camille N Abboud, Peter Westervelt, John F DiPersio
A single subcutaneous (SC) injection of plerixafor results in rapid mobilization of hematopoietic progenitors but fails to mobilize 33% of normal allogeneic sibling donors in one apheresis. We hypothesized that changing the route of administration of plerixafor from SC to intravenous (IV) may overcome the low stem cell yields and allow collection in one day. A phase I trial followed by a phase II efficacy trial was conducted in allogeneic sibling donors. The optimal dose of IV plerixafor was determined to be 0...
March 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288013/new-developments-in-surgery-for-endometriosis-and-pelvic-pain
#15
Thanh Ha Luu, M Jean Uy-Kroh
Endometriosis is a common disease affecting reproductive age women. Pain is one of the most common symptoms associated with endometriosis. When medical therapy has failed or in known deeply infiltrating endometriosis, surgical management is warranted. Laparoscopy is the gold standard for diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. Recent developments in surgery have shown the feasibility of robotic surgery for endometriosis, although these methods have not been shown to be superior to conventional laparoscopy...
June 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282031/a-phase-1-2-study-of-chemosensitization-with-plerixafor-plus-g-csf-in-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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G L Uy, M P Rettig, R M Stone, M Y Konopleva, M Andreeff, K McFarland, W Shannon, T R Fletcher, T Reineck, W Eades, K Stockerl-Goldstein, C N Abboud, M A Jacoby, P Westervelt, J F DiPersio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246407/zeb1-regulates-glioma-stemness-through-lif-repression
#17
Lincoln A Edwards, Aiguo Li, Dror Berel, Mecca Madany, Nam-Ho Kim, Minzhi Liu, Mitch Hymowitz, Benjamin Uy, Rachel Jung, Minlin Xu, Keith L Black, Altan Rentsendorj, Xuemo Fan, Wei Zhang, John S Yu
The identification of a stem cell regulatory gene which is aberrantly expressed in glioma and associated with patient survival would increase the understanding of the role of glioma cancer stem cells (GCSCs) in the virulence of gliomas. Interrogating the genomes of over 4000 brain cancers we identified ZEB1 deletion in ~15% (grade II and III) and 50% of glioblastomas. Meta-analysis of ZEB1 copy number status in 2,988 cases of glioma revealed disruptive ZEB1 deletions associated with decreased survival. We identified ZEB1 binding sites within the LIF (stemness factor) promoter region, and demonstrate LIF repression by ZEB1...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246104/forkhead-box-o3-plays-a-role-in-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-through-expression-of-e3-ubiquitin-ligases-murf-1-and-atrogin-1-in-cushing-s-syndrome
#18
Seol-Hee Kang, Hae-Ahm Lee, Mina Kim, Eunjo Lee, Uy Dong Sohn, Inkyeom Kim
Cushing's syndrome is caused by overproduction of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which stimulates the adrenal grand to make cortisol. Skeletal muscle wasting occurs in pathophysiological response to Cushing's syndrome. The forkhead box (FOX) protein family has been implicated as a key regulator of muscle loss under conditions such as diabetes and sepsis. However, the mechanistic role of the FOXO family in ACTH-induced muscle atrophy is not understood. We hypothesized that FOXO3a plays a role in muscle atrophy through expression of the E3 ubiquitin ligases, muscle RING finger protein-1 (MuRF-1) and Atrogin-1 in Cushing's syndrome...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
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#19
Raj K Maturi, Ayala Pollack, Harvey S Uy, Monica Varano, Andre M V Gomes, Xiao-Yan Li, Harry Cui, Jean Lou, Yehia Hashad, Scott M Whitcup
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208012/hypothermia-inhibits-endothelium-independent-vascular-contractility-via-rho-kinase-inhibition
#20
Yoon Hee Chung, Keon Woong Oh, Sung Tae Kim, Eon Sub Park, Hyun Dong Je, Hyuk-Jun Yoon, Uy Dong Sohn, Ji Hoon Jeong, Hyen-Oh La
The present study was undertaken to investigate the influence of hypothermia on endothelium-independent vascular smooth muscle contractility and to determine the mechanism underlying the relaxation. Denuded aortic rings from male rats were used and isometric contractions were recorded and combined with molecular experiments. Hypothermia significantly inhibited fluoride-, thromboxane A₂-, phenylephrine-, and phorbol ester-induced vascular contractions regardless of endothelial nitric oxide synthesis, suggesting that another pathway had a direct effect on vascular smooth muscle...
February 17, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
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