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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935228/frequencies-of-the-precision-id-ancestry-panel-markers-in-basques-using-the-ion-torrent-pgm-tm-platform
#1
O García, J A Ajuriagerra, A Alday, S Alonso, J A Pérez, A Soto, I Uriarte, I Yurrebaso
The Precision ID Ancestry Panel for the Ion Torrent PGM™ platform is able to genotype 165 autosomal SNPs by massively parallel sequencing (MPS). In the present study, we evaluated the depth of coverage, the locus strand balance and the heterozygote balance of the above panel. The SNPs rs1569175, rs2306040, rs9845457, rs1407434, and rs10007810 showed a low performance, due either to a low coverage, locus strand imbalance or heterozygote imbalance. To further to assess this panel, we analyzed 108 Basques. All loci proved to be in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and we did not detect any association between them with the exception of the pair rs3916235-rs4891825 in chromosome 18...
September 12, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925017/early-treatment-with-resolvin-e1-facilitates-myocardial-recovery-from-ischemia-in-mice
#2
Guizhu Liu, Qian Liu, Yujun Shen, Deping Kong, Yanjun Gong, Bo Tao, Guilin Chen, Shumin Guo, Juanjuan Li, Shengkai Zuo, Yu Yu, Huiyong Yin, Li Zhang, Bin Zhou, Colin D Funk, Jian Zhang, Ying Yu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: An appropriate inflammatory response is necessary for cardiac healing after acute myocardial infarction (MI). Resolvin E1 (RvE1) is an anti-inflammatory and pro-resolution lipid mediator derived from eicosapentaenoic acid. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential effects of RvE1 on cardiac function recovery after MI in mice. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Acute MI was induced by surgical ligation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) in mice...
September 19, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924346/co-delivery-of-polyinosinic-polycytidylic-acid-and-flagellin-by-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-mps-synergistically-enhances-immune-response-elicited-by-intranasally-delivered-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen
#3
Xiaojing Dai, Jintian He, Ruxia Zhang, Guanghao Wu, Fangfang Xiong, Baohua Zhao
The aim of the present work was to investigate the synergistic effect between toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 ligand polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (pI:C) and TLR5 ligand flagellin (FLN) on immune responses induced by nasally delivered hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg). Mannan and chitosan oligosaccharide-modified, pH-responsive poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (MC-PLGA) microparticles (MPs) containing HBsAg, FLN, pI:C or both ligands were prepared with a double-emulsion method. In vitro uptake experiments show that cellular uptake of MC-PLGA MPs by macrophages was through energy-dependent, receptor-mediated endocytosis mechanism...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919842/international-society-of-sports-nutrition-position-stand-nutrient-timing
#4
REVIEW
Chad M Kerksick, Shawn Arent, Brad J Schoenfeld, Jeffrey R Stout, Bill Campbell, Colin D Wilborn, Lem Taylor, Doug Kalman, Abbie E Smith-Ryan, Richard B Kreider, Darryn Willoughby, Paul J Arciero, Trisha A VanDusseldorp, Michael J Ormsbee, Robert Wildman, Mike Greenwood, Tim N Ziegenfuss, Alan A Aragon, Jose Antonio
The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) provides an objective and critical review regarding the timing of macronutrients in reference to healthy, exercising adults and in particular highly trained individuals on exercise performance and body composition. The following points summarize the position of the ISSN:Nutrient timing incorporates the use of methodical planning and eating of whole foods, fortified foods and dietary supplements. The timing of energy intake and the ratio of certain ingested macronutrients may enhance recovery and tissue repair, augment muscle protein synthesis (MPS), and improve mood states following high-volume or intense exercise...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911136/protein-rich-food-ingestion-stimulates-mitochondrial-protein-synthesis-in-sedentary-young-adults-of-different-bmis
#5
Joseph W Beals, Richard W A Mackenzie, Stephan van Vliet, Sarah K Skinner, Brandon A Pagni, Grace M Niemiro, Alexander V Ulanov, Zhong Li, Anna C Dilger, Scott A Paluska, Michael De Lisio, Nicholas A Burd
Context: Excess fat mass may diminish the anabolic potency of protein-rich food ingestion to stimulate muscle protein subfractional synthetic responses. However, the impact of adiposity on mitochondrial protein synthesis (MPS) rates after protein-rich food ingestion has not been thoroughly examined in vivo in humans. Objective: We compared basal and postprandial MPS and markers of muscle inflammation [toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and myeloid differentiation primary response protein 88 (MyD88) protein content] in young adults with different body mass indices (BMIs)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905206/improved-diagnosis-of-the-number-of-stenosed-coronary-artery-vessels-by-segmentation-with-scatter-and-photo-peak-window-data-for-attenuation-correction-in-myocardial-perfusion-spect
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Yohei Yamauchi, Yumiko Kanzaki, Masuo Hayashi, Mami Arai, Hideaki Morita, Tsuyoshi Komori, Masaaki Hoshiga, Nobukazu Ishizaka
BACKGROUND: Attenuation correction using segmentation of scatter and photo-peak window data (SSPAC) enables an evaluation of the attenuation map in a patient-specific manner without additional radiation exposure. We compared the accuracy of SSPAC and non-corrected myocardial perfusion scintigraphy methods for diagnosing the number of stenosed coronary artery vessels. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed the data from 183 consecutive patients who underwent (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin stress/rest SPECT examination and a coronary angiography within 3 months...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891297/validating-missing-proteins-in-human-sperm-cells-by-targeted-mass-spectrometry-and-antibody-based-methods
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Christine Carapito, Paula Duek, Charlotte Macron, Marine Seffals, Karine Rondel, Francois Delalande, Cecilia Lindskog, Thomas Freour, Yves Vandenbrouck, Lydie Lane, Charles Pineau
The present study is a contribution to the "neXt50 challenge", a coordinated effort across C-HPP teams to identify the 50 most tractable missing proteins (MPs) on each chromosome. We report the targeted search of 38 theoretically detectable MPs from chromosomes 2 and 14 in Triton X-100 soluble and insoluble sperm fractions from a total of 15 healthy donors. A targeted mass spectrometry-based strategy consisting in the development of LC-PRM assays (with heavy labeled synthetic peptides) targeting 92 proteotypic peptides of the 38 selected MPs was used...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890560/perfusion-index-as-a-predictor-of-hypotension-following-spinal-anaesthesia-in-lower-segment-caesarean-section
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Devika Rani Duggappa, Mps Lokesh, Aanchal Dixit, Rinita Paul, R S Raghavendra Rao, P Prabha
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Perfusion index (PI) is a new parameter tried for predicting hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for the lower segment caesarean section (LSCS). This study aimed at investigating the correlation between baseline perfusion index and incidence of hypotension following SAB in LSCS. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 126 parturients were divided into two groups on the basis of baseline PI. Group I included parturients with PI of ≤3...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887757/survival-in-idursulfase-treated-and-untreated-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii-data-from-the-hunter-outcome-survey-hos
#9
Barbara K Burton, Virginie Jego, Jaromir Mikl, Simon A Jones
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II; Hunter syndrome; OMIM 309900) is a life-limiting, multisystemic disease with varying presentation and severity. Enzyme replacement therapy with intravenous idursulfase (EC 3.1.6.13) has been available since 2006. Data from the Hunter Outcome Survey (July 2016) were used to compare survival in idursulfase-treated (n = 800) and untreated (n = 95) male patients followed prospectively in this multinational, observational registry. Median age at symptom onset was similar for the treated and untreated groups (1...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886899/frailty-and-subclinical-coronary-atherosclerosis-the-multicenter-aids-cohort-study-macs
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Sai Krishna C Korada, Di Zhao, Martin Tibuakuu, Todd T Brown, Lisa P Jacobson, Eliseo Guallar, Robert K Bolan, Frank J Palella, Joseph B Margolick, Jeremy J Martinson, Matthew J Budoff, Wendy S Post, Erin D Michos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Frailty and cardiovascular disease share many risk factors. We evaluated whether frailty is independently associated with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis and whether any relationships differ by HIV-serostatus. METHODS: We studied 976 [62% HIV-infected] male participants of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study who underwent assessment of frailty and non-contrast cardiac CT scanning; of these, 747 men also underwent coronary CT angiography (CCTA)...
August 26, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886515/development-and-characterization-of-cores-shell-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-chitosan-microparticles-for-sustained-release-of-gdnf
#11
Wen Zeng, Zhongyang Liu, Yuqian Li, Shu Zhu, Jie Ma, Weixin Li, Guodong Gao
The microencapsulation of bioactive neurotrophic factors in biodegradable poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microspheres has been a promising tool in the treatment of various nervous system disorders. However, challenges still exist; the PLGA burst drug release and acidic degradation products often limit clinical application. In this study, cores-shell PLGA-chitosan microparticles (MPs) were fabricated with a single shell of chitosan and multi-cores of PLGA using a re-emulsification method. The glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) was encapsulated at the PLGA cores of the cores-shell MPs...
August 30, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872899/two-novel-variants-affecting-cdkl5-transcript-associated-with-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Jana Neupauerová, Katalin Štěrbová, Markéta Vlčková, Věra Sebroňová, Tat'ána Maříková, Marcela Krůtová, David Staněk, Pavel Kršek, Markéta Žaliová, Pavel Seeman, Petra Laššuthová
BACKGROUND: Variants in the human X-linked cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 (CDKL5) gene have been reported as being etiologically associated with early infantile epileptic encephalopathy type 2 (EIEE2). We report on two patients, a boy and a girl, with EIEE2 that present with early onset epilepsy, hypotonia, severe intellectual disability, and poor eye contact. METHODS: Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) of a custom-designed gene panel for epilepsy and epileptic encephalopathy containing 112 epilepsy-related genes was performed...
September 5, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859922/the-role-of-multiorgan-procurement-for-abdominal-transplant-in-general-surgery-resident-education
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Johanna Bayer, Carol-Anne Moulton, Kimberley Monden, Robert M Goldstein, Gregory J McKenna, Giuliano Testa, Richard M Ruiz, Tiffany L Anthony, Nicholas Onaca, Goran B Klintmalm, Peter T W Kim
BACKGROUND: To assess the impact of participation of multiorgan procurement (MP) by general surgery (GS) residents on surgical knowledge and skills, a prospective cohort study of GS residents during transplant surgery rotation was performed. METHODS: Before and after participation in MPs, assessment of knowledge was performed by written pre and post tests and surgical skills by modified Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skill (OSATS) score. Thirty-nine residents performed 84 MPs...
August 25, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859139/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-laronidase-for-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alícia Dorneles Dornelles, Osvaldo Artigalás, André Anjos da Silva, Dora Lucia Vallejo Ardila, Taciane Alegra, Tiago Veiga Pereira, Filippo Pinto E Vairo, Ida Vanessa Doederlein Schwartz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of IV laronidase for MPS I. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed by searching the ClinicalTrials.gov, MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, LILACS, and Cochrane Library databases, limited to clinical trials published until December 31, 2016. The first inclusion criterion was being a randomized controlled trial (RCT). If < five RCTs were identified, open-label and nonrandomized trials, controlled or uncontrolled (quasi-experimental), including ≥ five patients, and evaluating relevant outcomes defined a priori, would also be included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857561/identification-of-missing-proteins-in-the-phosphoproteome-of-kidney-cancer
#15
Xuehui Peng, Feng Xu, Shu Liu, Suzhen Li, Qingbo Huang, Lei Chang, Lei Wang, Xin Ma, Fuchu He, Ping Xu
Identifying missing proteins (MPs) has been one of the critical missions of the Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project (C-HPP). Since 2012, over 30 research teams from 17 countries have been trying to search adequate and accurate evidence of MPs through various biochemical strategies. MPs mainly fall into the following classes: (1) low-molecular-weight (LMW) proteins, (2) membrane proteins, (3) proteins that contained various post-translational modifications (PTMs), (4) nucleic acid-associated proteins, (5) low abundance, and (6) unexpressed genes...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851637/the-antioxidative-and-anti-aging-effects-of-acidic-and-alkalic-extractable-mycelium-polysaccharides-by-agrocybe-aegerita-brig-sing
#16
Huijuan Jing, Juan Li, Jianjun Zhang, Wenshuai Wang, Shangshang Li, Zhenzhen Ren, Zheng Gao, Xinling Song, Xiuxiu Wang, Le Jia
Two extractable polysaccharides of Ac-MPS and Al-MPS were extracted from the mycelium of Agrocybe aegerita (Brig.) Sing and the in vitro antioxidant activities and in vivo anti-aging activities in a d-gal-induced aging mice were investigated in the present study. The in vitro antioxidant analysis showed that Ac-MPS showed superior scavenging effects on hydroxyl of 68.62±2.59% and DPPH of 85.19±3.26% at the concentration of 4,500μg/mL. Biochemical indices and antioxidant analysis in vivo showed that Ac-MPS had better effects in raising hepatic activities of SOD, CAT, GPx and T-AOC, inhibiting hepatic contents of LPO and MDA, as well as improving serum lipid levels of LDL-C, HDL-C, LDL-C/HDL-C, TG and TC...
August 26, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841467/chronological-age-prediction-based-on-dna-methylation-massive-parallel-sequencing-and-random-forest-regression
#17
Jana Naue, Huub C J Hoefsloot, Olaf R F Mook, Laura Rijlaarsdam-Hoekstra, Marloes C H van der Zwalm, Peter Henneman, Ate D Kloosterman, Pernette J Verschure
The use of DNA methylation (DNAm) to obtain additional information in forensic investigations showed to be a promising and increasing field of interest. Prediction of the chronological age based on age-dependent changes in the DNAm of specific CpG sites within the genome is one such potential application. Here we present an age-prediction tool for whole blood based on massive parallel sequencing (MPS) and a random forest machine learning algorithm. MPS allows accurate DNAm determination of pre-selected markers and neighboring CpG-sites to identify the best age-predictive markers for the age-prediction tool...
August 1, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834815/effect-of-multipurpose-solution-combined-with-autophagy-inhibitors-on-adhesion-of-acanthamoeba-trophozoites-to-silicone-hydrogel-contact-lenses
#18
Seung-Mok Lee, Da-In Lee, Sung-Hee Park, Hak-Sun Yu, Ji-Eun Lee, Jong-Soo Lee
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of multipurpose contact lens (CL) solution (MPS) combined with autophagy inhibitors on the adhesion properties of Acanthamoeba castellanii (AC) trophozoites to silicone hydrogel CLs. METHODS: AC trophozoites were inoculated onto discs trimmed from a silicone hydrogel CL with plasma surface treatment. After 18 hours, the number of adherent AC trophozoites on the CL treated with MPS was counted under phase-contrast microscopy...
August 22, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831532/orf6-gene-encoded-glyoxalase-involved-in-mycotoxin-citrinin-biosynthesis-in-monascus-purpureus-yy-1
#19
Bin Liang, Xinjun Du, Ping Li, Hui Guo, Chanchan Sun, Jianxin Gao, Shuo Wang
As traditional edible fungi, Monascus spp. have been widely used as folk medicine, food colorants, and fermentation starters in East Asian countries for more than a thousand years. However, the presence of citrinin, which has nephrotoxic, hepatotoxic, and carcinogenic activities, raises suspicions about the safety of Monascus products. Citrinin biosynthesis in Monascus is known to occur via a polyketide pathway and a citrinin biosynthesis gene cluster, which include the characterized polyketide synthetase pksCT...
August 22, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807404/prognostic-usefulness-of-cardiac-stress-test-modalities-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-who-underwent-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-from-the-basel-asymptomatic-high-risk-diabetics-outcome-trial
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Federico Caobelli, Philip Haaf, Joannis Chronis, Gianluca Haenny, Miriam Brinkert, Matthias E Pfisterer, Michael J Zellweger
Our study aimed to assess predictors of the stress test technique used and to evaluate the impact of exercise level achieved on risk stratification in patients with asymptomatic type 2 diabetes without a previous coronary artery disease. Little is known whether co-morbidities of these patients predict the stress technique and whether physical performance provides risk stratification: 400 patients underwent clinical evaluation and myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) using physical or pharmacological stress...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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