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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736819/evaluation-of-dna-methylation-of-inflammatory-genes-following-treatment-of-chronic-periodontitis-a-pilot-case-control-study
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Farah Asa'ad, Valentina Bollati, Giorgio Pagni, Rogerio M Castilho, Eleonora Rossi, Francesca Pomingi, Letizia Tarantini, Dario Consonni, William V Giannobile, Giulio Rasperini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of periodontal therapy on DNA methylation in chronic periodontitis patients as compared to healthy individuals. MATERIALS & METHODS: Twenty patients were enrolled into two groups: 1) 10 diagnosed as clinically healthy; and 2) 10 diagnosed with chronic periodontitis. Clinical measures were recorded and gingival biopsies were harvested at baseline (both patient groups) and at 2 and 8 weeks post-baseline for diseased individuals...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732692/analytical-and-clinical-performance-of-the-hologic-aptima-hcv-quant-dx-assay-for-the-quantification-of-hcv-rna-in-plasma-samples
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Kristian Schønning, Martin Schou Pedersen, Kim Johansen, Bodil Landt, Lone Gilmor Nielsen, Nina Weis, Henrik Westh
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can be effectively treated with directly acting antiviral (DAA) therapy. Measurement of HCV RNA is used to evaluate patient compliance and virological response during and after treatment. OBJECTIVES: To compare the analytical performance of the Aptima HCV Quant Dx Assay (Aptima) and the COBAS Ampliprep/COBAS TaqMan HCV Test v2.0 (CAPCTMv2) for the quantification of HCV RNA in plasma samples, and compare the clinical utility of the two tests in patients undergoing treatment with DAA therapy...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724248/exposure-to-particulate-air-pollution-during-early-pregnancy-is-associated-with-placental-dna-methylation
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Jing Cai, Yan Zhao, Pengcheng Liu, Bin Xia, Qingyang Zhu, Xiu Wang, Qi Song, Haidong Kan, Yunhui Zhang
Maternal exposure to particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter <10μm (PM10) during pregnancy results in adverse birth outcomes. Changes in placental DNA methylation might mediate those adverse effects. In this study, we examined the associations between prenatal PM10 exposure and DNA methylation of LINE1, HSD11B2 and NR3C1 in human placenta. One hundred and eighty-one mother newborn pairs (80 fetal growth restriction newborns, 101 normal newborns) participated in this study. The average PM10 exposure of each trimester and of the whole pregnancy was calculated using daily air pollution concentration data...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721474/single-stick-tunneled-central-venous-access-using-the-jugular-veins-in-infants-weighing-less-than-5%C3%A2-kg
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Will S Lindquester, C Matthew Hawkins, Eric J Monroe, Anne E Gill, Giridhar M Shivaram, F Glen Seidel, Matthew P Lungren
BACKGROUND: Despite the demonstrated feasibility of the single-stick technique in the femoral vein, its use in neonates and infants for placing central lines in internal and external jugular veins has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: Describe and assess the safety and efficacy of tunneled jugular central venous catheter placement performed under ultrasound (US) and fluoroscopic guidance in neonates and infants weighing <5 kg using the single-stick technique at three tertiary pediatric hospitals...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718528/impairment-of-sperm-dna-methylation-in-male-infertility-a-meta-analytic-study
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D Santi, S De Vincentis, E Magnani, G Spaggiari
Considering the widespread use of assisted reproductive techniques (ART), DNA methylation of specific genes involved in spermatogenesis achieves increasingly clinical relevance, representing a possible explanation of increased incidence of syndromes related to genomic imprinting in medically assisted pregnancies. Several trials suggested a relationship between male sub-fertility and sperm DNA methylation, although its weight on seminal parameters alteration is still a matter of debate. To evaluate whether aberrant sperm DNA methylation of imprinted genes is associated with impaired sperm parameters...
July 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709817/evaluation-of-a-guidelines-based-approach-to-the-treatment-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Jorge Sánchez, Josefina Zakzuk, Ricardo Cardona
BACKGROUND: International scientific associations have made recommendations for the management of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) that have been summarized in clinical guidelines. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical impact of guideline recommendations for CSU management. METHODS: A multicenter, triple-blinded, prospective, randomized study (the Urticaria Research of Tropical Impact and Control Assessment project; ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01940393) was performed...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707075/line-1-hypermethylation-in-serum-cell-free-dna-of-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Marina Dunaeva, Merel Derksen, Ger J M Pruijn
Concentrations of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) circulating in blood and its epigenetic variation, such as DNA methylation, may provide useful diagnostic or prognostic information. Long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) constitutes approximately 20% of the human genome and its 5'UTR region is CpG rich. Due to its wide distribution, the methylation level of the 5'UTR of LINE-1 can serve as a surrogate marker of global genomic DNA methylation. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether the methylation status of LINE-1 elements in serum cell-free DNA differs between relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients and healthy control subjects (CTR)...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704890/analysis-of-subway-interior-noise-at-peak-commuter-time
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Donguk Lee, Gibbeum Kim, Woojae Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although mass transit systems are convenient and efficient for urban people, little attention has been paid to the potential hearing hazard from their noise. The purpose of the current study was to measure and analyze levels of subway interior noise at peak commuter times and to provide information about commuters' daily dose of noise exposure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To measure the subway interior noise, nine subway lines inside Seoul (i...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702557/synthesis-characterization-and-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-photodynamic-activities-of-a-gallium-iii-tris-ethoxycarbonyl-corrole
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Zhao Zhang, Hua-Hua Wang, Hua-Jun Yu, Yu-Zhen Xiong, Hai-Tao Zhang, Liang-Nian Ji, Hai-Yang Liu
Corroles have been previously demonstrated to be a new and promising photosensitizer (PS) in photodynamic therapy (PDT) for cancer cells. This research reported the preparation of an electron-deficient flat gallium(iii) tris(ethoxycarbonyl)corrole (1-Ga). Its in vitro PDT activities towards different cancer cell lines were examined, and the best PDT activity was observed in A549 cell lines. 1-Ga could penetrate the cell membrane rapidly and exhibit remarkable photo-cytotoxicity. 1-Ga can induce A549 cell apoptosis via ROS-mediated mitochondrial pathways, in which p38 and sirt-1 proteins play a key role...
July 12, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686537/far-from-standardized-using-surgical-videos-to-identify-variation-in-technique-for-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Oliver A Varban, Adam Niemann, Amanda Stricklen, Rachel Ross, Amir A Ghaferi, Jonathan F Finks, Justin B Dimick
BACKGROUND: Video assessment is an emerging tool for understanding variation in surgical technique. METHODS: Representative videos of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) were voluntarily submitted by 20 surgeons who participated in a statewide quality improvement collaborative. The amount of time required to complete the salient steps of the operation was measured and variations in the tasks performed during each step were captured. RESULTS: Twenty-two videos of LSG were submitted and 11 videos included concurrent hiatal hernia repair...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684753/line-1-hypomethylation-is-not-a-common-event-in-preneoplastic-stages-of-gastric-carcinogenesis
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Juozas Kupcinskas, Ruta Steponaitiene, Cosima Langner, Giedre Smailyte, Jurgita Skieceviciene, Limas Kupcinskas, Peter Malfertheiner, Alexander Link
LINE-1 hypomethylation is widely accepted as marker for global genomic DNA hypomethylation, which is a frequent event in cancer. The aim of the study was to evaluate LINE-1 methylation status at different stages of gastric carcinogenesis and evaluate its prognostic potential in clinical settings. LINE-1 methylation was analyzed in 267 tissue samples by bisulfite pyrosequencing including primary colorectal cancer tissues (T-CRC) with corresponding adjacent colon mucosa (N-CRC), gastric cancer tissues (T-GC) with corresponding gastric mucosa (N-GC), normal gastric tissues (N), chronic non-atrophic and atrophic gastritis (CG)...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677663/inter-strain-differences-in-line-1-dna-methylation-in-the-mouse-hematopoietic-system-in-response-to-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation
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Isabelle R Miousse, Jianhui Chang, Lijian Shao, Rupak Pathak, Étienne Nzabarushimana, Kristy R Kutanzi, Reid D Landes, Alan J Tackett, Martin Hauer-Jensen, Daohong Zhou, Igor Koturbash
Long Interspersed Nuclear Element 1 (LINE-1) retrotransposons are the major repetitive elements in mammalian genomes. LINE-1s are well-accepted as driving forces of evolution and critical regulators of the expression of genetic information. Alterations in LINE-1 DNA methylation may lead to its aberrant activity and are reported in virtually all human cancers and in experimental carcinogenesis. In this study, we investigated the endogenous DNA methylation status of the 5' untranslated region (UTR) of LINE-1 elements in the bone marrow hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs), and mononuclear cells (MNCs) in radioresistant C57BL/6J and radiosensitive CBA/J mice and in response to ionizing radiation (IR)...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676534/expression-patterns-of-henmt1-and-piwil1-in-human-testis-implications-for-transposon-expression
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Anna-Lena Hempfling, Shu Ly Lim, David Adelson, Jemma Evans, Anne E O'Connor, Zhipeng Qu, Sabine Kliesch, Wolfgang Weidner, M K O'Bryan, Martin Bergmann
This study aimed to define the expression patterns of HENMT1 and PIWI proteins in human testis and investigate their association with transposon expression, infertility sub-type or development of testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT). Testis biopsies showing normal spermatogenesis were used to identify normal localization patterns of HENMT1 and PIWIL1 by immunolocalisation and RT-PCR after laser microdissection. 222 testis biopsies representing normal spermatogenesis, hypospermatogenesis, spermatogenic arrests, Sertoli cell-only (SCO) and testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT) were analysed by RT-qPCR for expression of HENMT1/PIWIL1/PIWIL2/PIWIL3/PIWIL4 and LINE-1...
July 4, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672131/association-between-serum-persistent-organic-pollutants-and-dna-methylation-in-korean-adults
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Mi Hwa Lee, Eo Rin Cho, Jung-Eun Lim, Sun Ha Jee
BACKGROUND: Exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has been associated with epigenetic changes such as DNA methylation, which can influence human health. However, the association between POPs and DNA methylation by sex was not shown in previous studies. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the association between POPs and DNA methylation in men and women using a larger population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using the data of 444 Koreans (253 men and 191 women)...
June 30, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653997/type-w-human-endogenous-retrovirus-herv-w-integrations-and-their-mobilization-by-l1-machinery-contribution-to-the-human-transcriptome-and-impact-on-the-host-physiopathology
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REVIEW
Nicole Grandi, Enzo Tramontano
Human Endogenous Retroviruses (HERVs) are ancient infection relics constituting ~8% of our DNA. While HERVs' genomic characterization is still ongoing, impressive amounts of data have been obtained regarding their general expression across tissues. Among HERVs, one of the most studied is the W group, which is the sole HERV group specifically mobilized by the long interspersed element-1 (LINE-1) machinery, providing a source of novel insertions by retrotransposition of HERV-W processed pseudogenes, and comprising a member encoding a functional envelope protein coopted for human placentation...
June 27, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642606/transposable-elements-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Kathleen H Burns
Transposable elements give rise to interspersed repeats, sequences that comprise most of our genomes. These mobile DNAs have been historically underappreciated - both because they have been presumed to be unimportant, and because their high copy number and variability pose unique technical challenges. Neither impediment now seems steadfast. Interest in the human mobilome has never been greater, and methods enabling its study are maturing at a fast pace. This Review describes the activity of transposable elements in human cancers, particularly long interspersed element-1 (LINE-1)...
July 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640667/restricting-retrotransposons-adar1-is-another-guardian-of-the-human-genome
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Elisa Orecchini, Loredana Frassinelli, Alessandro Michienzi
ADAR1 is an enzyme that belongs to the Adenosine Deaminases Acting on RNA (ADARs) family. These enzymes deaminate adenosines to inosines (RNA editing A-to-I) within double-stranded RNA regions in transcripts. Since inosines are recognized as guanosines by the cellular machinery, RNA editing mediated by ADARs can either lead to the formation of an altered protein (recoding) or affect different aspects of RNA metabolism. Recently, a proteomic analysis led to the identification of novel ADAR1-associated factors and found that a good fraction of them is shared with the Long Interspersed Element 1 (LINE-1 or L1) ribonucleoparticles (RNPs)...
June 22, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638635/crystal-structure-of-an-apremilast-ethanol-hemisolvate-hemihydrate-solvatomorph
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Yun-Deng Wu, Xiao-Hong Liu, Jian Xu, Si-Han Zhang, Kun Shen, Ling Sun, Yong-Mei He, Yan Ma, Ai-Hua Zhang
The title compound, C22H24N2O7S·0.5C2H5OH·0.5H2O {systematic name: (S)-4-acetamido-2-[1-(3-eth-oxy-4-meth-oxy-phen-yl)-2-(methyl-sulfon-yl)eth-yl]iso-indo-line-1,3-dione ethanol hemisolvate hemihydrate}, is a novel solvatomorph of apremilast (AP), which is an inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) and is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis. The asymmetric unit contains one mol-ecule of AP and disordered mol-ecules of ethanol and water, both with half occupancy. The dihedral angle between the planes of the phenyl ring and the iso-indole ring is 67...
June 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634866/differential-chromosomal-organization-between-saguinus-midas-and-saguinus-bicolor-with-accumulation-of-differences-the-repetitive-sequence-dna
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Dayane Martins Barbosa Serfaty, Natália Dayane Moura Carvalho, Maria Claudia Gross, Marcelo Gordo, Carlos Henrique Schneider
Saguinus is the largest and most complex genus of the subfamily Callitrichinae, with 23 species distributed from the south of Central America to the north of South America with Saguinus midas having the largest geographical distribution while Saguinus bicolor has a very restricted one, affected by the population expansion in the state of Amazonas. Considering the phylogenetic proximity of the two species along with evidence on the existence of hybrids between them, as well as cytogenetic studies on Saguinus describing a conserved karyotypic macrostructure, we carried out a physical mapping of DNA repeated sequences in the mitotic chromosome of both species, since these sequences are less susceptible to evolutionary pressure and possibly perform an important function in speciation...
June 20, 2017: Genetica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625654/line-1-hypomethylation-is-associated-to-specific-clinico-pathological-features-in-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Andrea Imperatori, Nora Sahnane, Nicola Rotolo, Francesca Franzi, Elisa Nardecchia, Laura Libera, Chiara Romualdi, Maria Cattoni, Fausto Sessa, Lorenzo Dominioni, Daniela Furlan
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that selected genetic and/or epigenetic changes associated with advanced tumours may help identifying early non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) that recur after resection. Among epigenetic changes, long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) hypomethylation is seen early during carcinogenesis and may act in concert with genetic alterations to cancer progression. LINE-1 hypomethylation and gene mutations frequently involved in lung cancer, were analysed to evaluate their prognostic role in resected stage I NSCLC...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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