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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645793/biocompatible-polymer-microneedle-for-transdermal-delivery-of-tranexamic-acid
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S A Machekposhti, M Soltani, P Najafizadeh, S A Ebrahimi, P Chen
Recently-introduced biocompatible polymeric microneedles offer an efficient method for drug delivery. Tranexamic acid is a novel drug for treating melasma that is administered both locally and orally and inhibits excessive melanin via melanocyte. The tranexamic acid biocompatible polymer microneedle used in this study was fabricated from PVP and methacrylic acid, using the lithography method. The required mechanical strength to pierce skin was attained by optimizing the ratio of PVP to methacrylic acid. Acute dermal toxicity was done, and drug diffusion in skin layers was simulated by calculating the diffusion coefficient of tranexamic acid in interstitial fluid (plasma)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644882/a-spatially-explicit-risk-assessment-approach-cetaceans-and-marine-traffic-in-the-pelagos-sanctuary-mediterranean-sea
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Maria Grazia Pennino, Antonella Arcangeli, Vinícius Prado Fonseca, Ilaria Campana, Graham J Pierce, Andrea Rotta, Jose Maria Bellido
Spatially explicit risk assessment is an essential component of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), which provides a comprehensive framework for managing multiple uses of the marine environment, minimizing environmental impacts and conflicts among users. In this study, we assessed the risk of the exposure to high intensity vessel traffic areas for the three most abundant cetacean species (Stenella coeruleoalba, Tursiops truncatus and Balaenoptera physalus) in the southern area of the Pelagos Sanctuary, which is the only pelagic Marine Protected Area (MPA) for marine mammals in the Mediterranean Sea...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644050/hba1c-analysis-by-capillary-electrophoresis-comparison-with-chromatography-and-an-immunological-method
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Olav Klingenberg, Torill Furuset, Camilla R Hestbråten, Marit H Hallberg, Astrid Steiro, Iren R Orset, Jens P Berg
BACKGROUND: Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has become an even more important analyte for clinical laboratories during recent years with the introduction of its diagnostic use for diabetes mellitus. Several different analytical principles can be used, each with their advantages and disadvantages. AIM: We wanted to compare Sebia Capillarys 2 Flex Piercing (Capillarys) with our routine HbA1c methods, which were an HPLC method (Tosoh G7) and an immunoassay (Tina-Quant on Roche Modular P) by analysing a large clinical material...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643581/a-white-paper-on-global-wheat-health-based-on-scenario-development-and-analysis
#4
Serge Savary, Annika Djurle, Jonathan Yuen, Andrea Ficke, Vittorio Rossi, Paul Esker, Jose M Fernandes, Emerson Del Ponte, Jatindra Kumar, Laurence V Madden, Pierce A Paul, Neil McRoberts, Pawan Kumar Singh, Laurent Huber, Claude Pope de Vallavieille, Sébastien Saint-Jean, Laetitia Willocquet
Scenario analysis constitutes a useful approach to synthesize knowledge and derive hypotheses in the case of complex systems which are documented with mainly qualitative or very diverse information. In this article, a framework for scenario analysis is designed and then, applied to global wheat health within a timeframe from today to 2050. Scenario analysis entails the choice of settings, the definition of scenarios of change, and the analysis of outcomes of these scenarios in the chosen settings. Three idealized agrosystems, representing a large fraction of the global diversity of wheat-based agrosystems, are considered, which represent the settings of the analysis...
June 23, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639720/isophthalic-acid-based-hdac-inhibitors-as-potent-inhibitors-of-hdac8-from-schistosoma-mansoni
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Katharina Stenzel, Alokta Chakrabarti, Jelena Melesina, Finn K Hansen, Julien Lancelot, Simon Herkenhöhner, Beate Lungerich, Martin Marek, Christophe Romier, Raymond J Pierce, Wolfgang Sippl, Manfred Jung, Thomas Kurz
Schistosoma mansoni histone deacetylase 8 (SmHDAC8) has been recently identified as a new potential target for the treatment of schistosomiasis. A series of newly designed and synthesized alkoxyamide-based and hydrazide-based HDAC inhibitors were tested for inhibitory activity against SmHDAC8 and human HDACs 1, 6, and 8. The front runner compounds showed submicromolar activity against SmHDAC8 and modest preference for SmHDAC8 over its human orthologue hHDAC8. Docking studies provided insights into the putative binding mode in SmHDAC8 and allowed rationalization of the observed selectivity profile...
June 22, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636268/high-throughput-sequencing-reveals-drosophila-suzukii-responses-to-insecticides
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Ruchir Mishra, Joanna C Chiu, Gang Hua, Nilesh R Tawari, Michael J Adang, Ashfaq A Sial
Global climate change and acquired resistance to insecticides are threats to world food security. Drosophila suzukii, a devastating invasive pest in many parts of the world, causes substantial economic losses to fruit production industries, forcing farmers to apply broad-spectrum insecticides frequently. This could lead to the development of insecticide resistance. We determined the Lethal Concentration50 (median lethal concentration) values of zeta-cypermethrin, spinosad, and malathion insecticides against D...
June 21, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634855/alpha-linolenic-acid-decreases-apoptosis-and-oxidized-phospholipids-in-cardiomyocytes-during-ischemia-reperfusion
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Riya Ganguly, Devin Hasanally, Aleksandra Stamenkovic, Thane G Maddaford, Rakesh Chaudhary, Grant N Pierce, Amir Ravandi
The omega-3 fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid (ALA) found in plant-derived foods induces significant cardiovascular benefits when ingested. ALA may be cardioprotective during ischemia; however, the mechanism(s) responsible for this effect is unknown. Isolated adult rat cardiomyocytes were exposed to medium containing ALA for 24 h and then exposed to non-ischemic (control), simulated ischemia (ISCH), or simulated ischemia/reperfusion (IR) conditions. Cardiomyocyte phospholipids were extracted and analyzed by an HPLC/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry system...
June 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632290/a-single-incision-technique-for-distal-biceps-repair-using-a-flexible-reamer
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Todd P Pierce, Casey M Pierce, Kimona Issa, Vincent K McInerney, Anthony Festa, Anthony J Scillia
Distal biceps tendon ruptures are rare injuries that usually occur in middle-aged men. Most of these injuries are repaired acutely to restore preinjury function and strength. There is concern regarding the higher prevalence of certain complications with the double-incision technique. As such, the single-incision technique has also been studied to determine if it may produce superior safety and efficacy. In addition, the point of fixation may be created with either a rigid or a flexible reamer. The authors describe a technique that uses a single-incision cortical fixation achieved with a flexible reamer...
June 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630379/the-association-between-telomere-length-and-mortality-in-bangladesh
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Samantha G Dean, Chenan Zhang, Jianjun Gao, Shantanu Roy, Justin Shinkle, Mekala Sabarinathan, Maria Argos, Lin Tong, Alauddin Ahmed, Md Tariqul Islam, Tariqul Islam, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman, Golam Sarwar, Hasan Shahriar, Mahfuzar Rahman, Md Yunus, Joseph H Graziano, Lin S Chen, Farzana Jasmine, Muhammad G Kibriya, Habibul Ahsan, Brandon L Pierce
Telomeres are tandem repeat sequences at the end of chromosomes that bind proteins to protect chromosome ends. Telomeres shorten with age, and shorter leukocyte telomere length (TL) has been associated with overall mortality in numerous studies. However, this association has not been tested in populations outside of Europe and the U.S. We assessed the association between TL and subsequent mortality using data on 744 mortality cases and 761 age-/sex-matched controls sampled from >27,000 participants from three longitudinal Bangladeshi cohorts: Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS), HEALS Expansion (HEALS-E), and Bangladesh Vitamin E and Selenium Trial (BEST)...
June 15, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629438/an-output-evaluation-of-a-health-research-foundation-s-enhanced-grant-review-process-for-new-investigators
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Gregory W Hammond, Mê-Linh Lê, Tannis Novotny, Stephanie P B Caligiuri, Grant N Pierce, John Wade
BACKGROUND: We assessed the ability of the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF, a small not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Manitoba Blue Cross) to determine the best candidates for selection to receive research funding support among new researchers applying to the Research Operating Grants Programme (ROGP). METHODS: Using bibliometric and grants funding analyses, we retrospectively compared indices of academic outputs from five cohorts of MMSF-funded and not MMSF-funded applicants to the annual MMSF ROGP over 2008 to 2012, from 1 to 5 years after having received evaluation decisions from the MMSF enhanced grant review process...
June 19, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629271/expression-of-interleukin-1-and-temporomandibular-disorder-contemporary-review-of-the-literature
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Adam Sorenson, Kyle Hresko, Seth Butcher, Sean Pierce, Vinicius Tramontina, Rosalia Leonardi, Carla Loreto, Jose Bosio, Luis Eduardo Almeida
OBJECTIVE: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a group of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), leading to jaw dysfunction, joint and muscle pain, and a decrease in quality of life. A communication network of pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators called cytokines maintains the homeostasis of the TMJ. This review will focus on the Interleukin (IL) family of cytokines, which have been quantified in TMJ synovial fluids in a variety of studies. IL-1α and IL-1β have pro-inflammatory effects, while the endogenous receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) inhibits the pro-inflammatory effects of IL-1...
June 19, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628100/hotspots-of-missense-mutation-identify-neurodevelopmental-disorder-genes-and-functional-domains
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Madeleine R Geisheker, Gabriel Heymann, Tianyun Wang, Bradley P Coe, Tychele N Turner, Holly A F Stessman, Kendra Hoekzema, Malin Kvarnung, Marie Shaw, Kathryn Friend, Jan Liebelt, Christopher Barnett, Elizabeth M Thompson, Eric Haan, Hui Guo, Britt-Marie Anderlid, Ann Nordgren, Anna Lindstrand, Geert Vandeweyer, Antonino Alberti, Emanuela Avola, Mirella Vinci, Stefania Giusto, Tiziano Pramparo, Karen Pierce, Srinivasa Nalabolu, Jacob J Michaelson, Zdenek Sedlacek, Gijs W E Santen, Hilde Peeters, Hakon Hakonarson, Eric Courchesne, Corrado Romano, R Frank Kooy, Raphael A Bernier, Magnus Nordenskjöld, Jozef Gecz, Kun Xia, Larry S Zweifel, Evan E Eichler
Although de novo missense mutations have been predicted to account for more cases of autism than gene-truncating mutations, most research has focused on the latter. We identified the properties of de novo missense mutations in patients with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) and highlight 35 genes with excess missense mutations. Additionally, 40 amino acid sites were recurrently mutated in 36 genes, and targeted sequencing of 20 sites in 17,688 patients with NDD identified 21 new patients with identical missense mutations...
June 19, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626896/gestation-length-and-racing-performance-in-115-thoroughbred-foals-with-incomplete-tarsal-ossification
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L Haywood, D L Spike-Pierce, Bonnie Barr, D Mathys, D Mollenkopf
BACKGROUND: Incomplete ossification of the cuboidal bones of the carpus and tarsus in foals has the potential for significant consequences including chronic lameness and decreased athletic ability. OBJECTIVES: To determine if the degree of ossification of the cuboidal bones is associated with gestational length. To determine if the diagnosis of incomplete ossification is a predictor of performance in Thoroughbred racehorses. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
June 19, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622902/a-critical-analysis-of-sagittal-plane-deformity-correction-with-minimally-invasive-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-2-year-follow-up-study
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Gregory M Mundis, Jay D Turner, Vedat Deverin, Juan S Uribe, Pierce Nunley, Praveen Mummaneni, Neel Anand, Paul Park, David O Okonkwo, Michael Y Wang, Shay Bess, Adam S Kanter, Richard Fessler, Stacie Nguyen, Behrooz A Akbarnia
INTRODUCTION: Sagittal plane realignment is important to achieve desirable clinical outcomes after adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. This study evaluates the impact of minimally invasive (MIS) techniques on sagittal plane alignment and clinical outcomes in ASD patients. METHODS: A retrospective, multi-center review of ASD patients (age ≥18 years, and with one of the following: coronal Cobb ≥20°, sagittal vertical axis [SVA] >5 cm, and/or pelvic tilt >25°), MIS surgery, and four or more levels instrumented...
July 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617445/acquired-cross-linker-resistance-associated-with-a-novel-spliced-brca2-protein-variant-for-molecular-phenotyping-of-brca2-disruption
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Stefan Meyer, Adam Stevens, Roberto Paredes, Marion Schneider, Michael J Walker, Andrew J K Williamson, Maria-Belen Gonzalez-Sanchez, Stephanie Smetsers, Vineet Dalal, Hsiang Ying Teng, Daniel J White, Sam Taylor, Joanne Muter, Andrew Pierce, Chiara de Leonibus, Davy A P Rockx, Martin A Rooimans, Elaine Spooncer, Stacey Stauffer, Kajal Biswas, Barbara Godthelp, Josephine Dorsman, Peter E Clayton, Shyam K Sharan, Anthony D Whetton
BRCA2 encodes a protein with a fundamental role in homologous recombination that is essential for normal development. Carrier status of mutations in BRCA2 is associated with familial breast and ovarian cancer, while bi-allelic BRCA2 mutations can cause Fanconi anemia (FA), a cancer predisposition syndrome with cellular cross-linker hypersensitivity. Cancers associated with BRCA2 mutations can acquire chemo-resistance on relapse. We modeled acquired cross-linker resistance with an FA-derived BRCA2-mutated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) platform...
June 15, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615501/x-ray-micro-ct-scanning-reveals-temporal-separation-of-male-harm-and-female-kicking-during-traumatic-mating-in-seed-beetles
#16
Liam R Dougherty, Leigh W Simmons
In the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus, the male intromittent organ is covered in sharp spines that pierce the female copulatory tract wall during mating. Although the fitness consequences of traumatic mating are well studied in this species, we know much less about how the male and female genitalia interact during mating. This is partly due to the fact that genital interactions occur primarily inside the female, and so are difficult to observe. In this study, we use X-ray micro-CT scanning to examine the proximate mechanisms of traumatic mating in C...
June 14, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615469/is-this-the-carbapenemase-test-we-ve-been-waiting-for-a-multi-center-evaluation-of-the-modified-carbapenem-inactivation-method-mcim
#17
Susan M Butler-Wu, April N Abbott
A plethora of phenotypic methods exist for the detection of carbapenemases, however, clinical laboratories have struggled for years with accurate, objective phenotypic detection of carbapenemase activity in Enterobacteriaceae In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, V. M. Pierce et al. (J Clin Microbiol 55:XXX-XXX, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00193-17) report on a multicenter evaluation of the modified carbapenem inactivation method (mCIM). The high sensitivity, specificity, reproducibility and ease of interpretation associated with mCIM for Enterobacteriaceae will likely lead to its adoption by clinical laboratories...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614384/antennal-transcriptome-analysis-of-the-piercing-moth-oraesia-emarginata-lepidoptera-noctuidae
#18
Bo Feng, Qianshuang Guo, Kaidi Zheng, Yuanxia Qin, Yongjun Du
The piercing fruit moth Oraesia emarginata is an economically significant pest; however, our understanding of its olfactory mechanisms in infestation is limited. The present study conducted antennal transcriptome analysis of olfactory genes using real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR analysis (RT-qPCR). We identified a total of 104 candidate chemosensory genes from several gene families, including 35 olfactory receptors (ORs), 41 odorant-binding proteins, 20 chemosensory proteins, 6 ionotropic receptors, and 2 sensory neuron membrane proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614090/three-dimensional-topography-of-the-supratrochlear-nerve-with-reference-to-the-lacrimal-caruncle-and-its-danger-zone-in-asians
#19
Young-Chun Gil, Shin-Hyo Lee, Kang-Jae Shin, Wu-Chul Song, Ki-Seok Koh, Hyun Jin Shin
BACKGROUND: The supratrochlear nerve (STN) is relatively superficial and therefore vulnerable to iatrogenic injury. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the course of STN with reference to the lacrimal caruncle, with the aim of preventing nerve injury during surgery in the forehead region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four hemifaces from 18 Korean cadavers were dissected. The vertical line through the apex of lacrimal caruncle and the horizontal line through the supraorbital margin were used as horizontal and vertical reference lines, respectively...
June 12, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611137/aberrant-course-of-superficial-radial-nerve-in-the-forearm-an-anatomical-variation-and-its-clinical-implications
#20
Prasoon Kumar, Rakesh John, Gaurav Kumar Sharma, Sameer Aggarwal
The superficial radial nerve (SRN) is the terminal pure sensory branch of the radial nerve supplying dorsal aspects of the proximal portion of the lateral three and a half digits including the lateral two-thirds of the dorsum of the hand. It transits from its submuscular position to a subcutaneous position by passing between the brachioradialis and extensor carpi radialis longus tendons around 7 to 9 cm proximal to the radial styloid. We present a case where this nerve instead of its normal forearm course, pierced the brachioradialis tendon to become subcutaneous...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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