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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428354/multiplex-tandem-mass-spectrometry-enzymatic-activity-assay-for-newborn-screening-of-the-mucopolysaccharidoses-and-type-2-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis
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Yang Liu, Fan Yi, Arun Babu Kumar, Naveen Kumar Chennamaneni, Xinying Hong, C Ronald Scott, Michael H Gelb, Frantisek Turecek
BACKGROUND: We expanded the use of tandem mass spectrometry combined with liquid chromatography (LC-MS/MS) for multiplex newborn screening of seven lysosomal enzymes in dried blood spots (DBS). The new assays are for enzymes responsible for the mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS-I, -II, -IIIB, -IVA, -VI, and -VII) and type 2 neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (LINCL). METHODS: New substrates were prepared and char-acterized for tripeptidyl peptidase 1 (TPP1), α-N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAGLU), and lysosomal β-glucuronidase (GUSB)...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427773/bioturbation-transports-secondary-microplastics-to-deeper-layers-in-soft-marine-sediments-of-the-northern-baltic-sea
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Pinja Näkki, Outi Setälä, Maiju Lehtiniemi
Microplastics (MPs) are observed to be present on the seafloor ranging from coastal areas to deep seas. Because bioturbation alters the distribution of natural particles on inhabited soft bottoms, a mesocosm experiment with common benthic invertebrates was conducted to study their effect on the distribution of secondary MPs (different-sized pieces of fishing line<1mm). During the study period of three weeks, the benthic community increased MP concentration in the depth of 1.7-5.1cm in the sediment. The experiment revealed a clear vertical gradient in MP distribution with their abundance being highest in the uppermost parts of the sediment and decreasing with depth...
April 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426871/macular-pigment-density-and-quantitative-fundus-autofluorescence-in-young-healthy-subjects
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Chiara M Eandi, Marco Nassisi, Carlo Lavia, Camilla Alovisi, Ugo de Sanctis
Purpose: To measure macular pigment (MP) and find possible correlation between heterochromatic flicker photometry (HFP) and quantitative autofluorescence (qAF) in young healthy subjects. Methods: We enrolled 80 eyes of 40 young healthy subjects. Macular pigment optical density (MPOD) was automatically calculated with a macular pigment screener (MPS; MPODHFP). We calculated qAF comparing gray levels (GL) of qAF images with GL of internal reference of a confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409016/surface-complement-c3-fragments-and-cellular-binding-of-microparticles-in-patients-with-sle
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Line Kjær Winberg, Claus Henrik Nielsen, Søren Jacobsen
OBJECTIVES: To examine microparticles (MPs) from patients with SLE and healthy controls (HCs) by determining the cellular origin of the MPs, quantifying attached fragments of complement component 3 (C3) and assessing the ability of MPs to bind to circulating phagocytes and erythrocytes. These features may be relevant for clearance of MPs in SLE pathogenesis. METHODS: Attached C3 fragments (C3b, iC3b, C3d), membrane integrity and cell surface markers of MPs from 18 patients with SLE and 11 HCs were measured by adding specific antibodies, 7-aminoactinomycin D (7AAD) and annexin V...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383714/a-systems-approach-identifies-time-dependent-associations-of-multimorbidities-with-pancreatic-cancer-risk
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P Gomez-Rubio, V Rosato, M Marquez, C Bosetti, E Molina-Montes, M Rava, J Piñero, C W Michalski, A Farré, X Molero, M Löhr, L Ilzarbe, J Perea, W Greenhalf, M O'Rorke, A Tardón, T Gress, V M Barberà, T Crnogorac-Jurcevic, L Muñoz-Bellvís, E Domínguez-Muñoz, A Gutiérrez-Sacristán, J Balsells, E Costello, C Guillén-Ponce, J Huang, M Iglesias, J Kleeff, B Kong, J Mora, L Murray, D O'Driscoll, P Peláez, I Poves, R T Lawlor, A Carrato, M Hidalgo, A Scarpa, L Sharp, L I Furlong, F X Real, C La Vecchia, N Malats
Background: HASH(0x5a18050) Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is usually diagnosed in late adulthood; therefore, many patients suffer or have suffered from other diseases. Identifying disease-patterns associated with PDAC risk may enable a better characterization of high-risk patients. Methods: HASH(0x51462a8) Multimorbidity patterns (MPs) were assessed from 17 self-reported conditions using hierarchical clustering, principal component, and factor analyses in 1705 PDAC cases and 1084 controls from a European population...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360408/senescence-of-pancreas-in-middle-aged-rats-with-normal-vascular-function
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Mohamad Kassem, Zahid Rasul Niazi, Malak Abbas, Ali El Habhab, Guillaume Kreutter, Sonia Khemais-Benkhiat, Cyril Auger, Maria-Cristina Antal, Valérie B Schini-Kerth, Florence Toti, Laurence Kessler
BACKGROUND In organ transplantation, particularly pancreas transplantation, donor age is a determinant factor for graft survival. Physiological aging is crucial in the progressive deterioration of organs in adulthood. We compared the senescence and function features of pancreas and vascular tissues in young rats and middle-aged rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Islet morphology and the area of cells secreting insulin or glucagon was investigated using immunohistology in young rats (12 weeks) and middle-aged rats (52 weeks) (n=8)...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352175/factors-influencing-transfection-efficiency-of-pidua-nanoemulsion-complexes-in-a-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-murine-model
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Michelle Fraga, Talita Giacomet de Carvalho, Juliana Bidone, Roselena Silvestri Schuh, Ursula Matte, Helder Ferreira Teixeira
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is an autosomal disease caused by alpha-l-iduronidase (IDUA) deficiency. This study used IDUA knockout mice as a model to evaluate whether parameters such as dose of plasmid and time of treatment could influence the transfection efficiency of complexes formed with PEGylated cationic nanoemulsions and plasmid (pIDUA), which contains the gene that encodes for IDUA. Formulations were composed of medium chain triglycerides, 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine, 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-(amino[polyethylene glycol]-2000), 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-trimethylammonium propane (DOTAP), glycerol, and water and were prepared by the adsorption or encapsulation of preformed pIDUA-DOTAP complexes by high-pressure homogenization...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346423/mob1-yap1-taz-nkx2-1-axis-controls-bronchioalveolar-cell-differentiation-adhesion-and-tumour-formation
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K Otsubo, H Goto, M Nishio, K Kawamura, S Yanagi, W Nishie, T Sasaki, T Maehama, H Nishina, K Mimori, T Nakano, H Shimizu, T W Mak, K Nakao, Y Nakanishi, A Suzuki
Mps One Binder Kinase Activator (MOB)1A/1B are core components of the Hippo pathway. These proteins, which coactivate LArge Tumour Suppressor homologue kinases, are also tumour suppressors. To investigate MOB1A/B's roles in normal physiology and lung cancer, we generated doxycycline (Dox)-inducible, bronchioalveolar epithelium-specific, null mutations of MOB1A/B in mice (SPC-rtTA/(tetO)7-Cre/Mob1a(flox/flox)/Mob1b(-/-); termed luMob1DKO mice). Most mutants (70%) receiving Dox in utero (luMob1DKO (E6.5-18.5) mice) died of hypoxia within 1 h post-birth...
March 27, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343930/cost-effectiveness-of-different-post-retained-restorations
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Falk Schwendicke, Michael Stolpe
OBJECTIVES: Dentists can choose between metal and fiber post systems to provide post-retained restorations. The risk of tooth loss and other complications differs between different post systems, as do the initial treatment costs. We aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of (1) cast metal (MC), (2) preformed metal (MP), (3) glass fiber (GF), and (4) carbon fiber (CF) post-retained restorations. METHODS: A mixed public-private payer's perspective within German healthcare was taken...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342353/preparation-of-a-surface-grafted-imprinted-ceramic-membrane-for-selective-separation-of-molybdate-anion-from-water-solutions
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Jianxian Zeng, Zhihui Dong, Zhe Zhang, Yuan Liu
A surface-grafted imprinted ceramic membrane (IIP-PVI/CM) for recognizing molybdate (Mo(VI)) anion was prepared by surface-initiated graft-polymerization. Firstly, raw alumina ceramic membrane (CM) was deposited with SiO2 active layer by situ hydrolysis deposition method. Subsequently, γ-methacryloxy propyl trimethoxyl silane (MPS) was used as a coupling agent to introduce double bonds onto the SiO2 layer (MPS-CM). Then, 1-vinylimidazole (VI) was employed as a functional monomer to graft-polymerization onto the MPS-CM (PVI-CM)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341051/whey-protein-derived-exosomes-increase-protein-synthesis-and-hypertrophy-in-c2-c12-myotubes
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C Brooks Mobley, Petey W Mumford, John J McCarthy, Michael E Miller, Kaelin C Young, Jeffrey S Martin, Darren T Beck, Christopher M Lockwood, Michael D Roberts
We sought to examine potential amino acid independent mechanisms whereby hydrolyzed whey protein (WP) affects muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and anabolism in vitro. Specifically, we tested (1) whether 3-h and 6-h treatments of WP, essential amino acids, or l-leucine (Leu) affected MPS, and whether 6-h treatments with low-, medium-, or high doses of WP versus Leu affected MPS; (2) whether knockdown of the primary Leu transporter affected WP- and Leu-mediated changes in MPS, mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling responses, or both, following 6-h treatments; (3) whether exosomes isolated from WP (WP-EXO) affected MPS, mTOR signaling responses, or both, compared with untreated (control) myotubes, following 6-h, 12-h, and 24-h treatments, and whether they affected myotube diameter following 24-h and 48-h treatments...
January 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318687/protein-intake-distribution-pattern-does-not-affect-anabolic-response-lean-body-mass-muscle-strength-or-function-over-8-weeks-in-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Il-Young Kim, Scott Schutzler, Amy M Schrader, Horace J Spencer, Gohar Azhar, Robert R Wolfe, Arny A Ferrando
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In our recent acute metabolic study, we found no differences in the anabolic response to differing patterns of dietary protein intake. To confirm this in a chronic study, we investigated the effects of protein distribution pattern on functional outcomes and protein kinetics in older adults over 8 weeks. METHODS: To determine chronic effects of protein intake pattern at 1.1 g protein/kg/day in mixed meals on lean body mass (LBM), functional outcomes, whole body protein kinetics and muscle protein fractional synthesis rate (MPS) over 8-week respective dietary intervention, fourteen older subjects were randomly divided into either EVEN or UNVEN group...
March 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299921/physical-training-improves-myocardial-perfusion-but-not-left-ventricular-function-response-to-exercise-in-patients-with-microvascular-angina
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Eduardo E Carvalho, Júlio C Crescêncio, Giovani L Santi, Luciano F Oliveira, Pedro V Schwartzmann, Lourenço Gallo, José A Marin-Neto, Marcus V Simões
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary microvascular angina (PMA) commonly exhibit abnormal left ventricular function (LVF) during exercise, potentially owing to myocardial ischemia. Herein, we investigated n PMA patients the effect of the reduction of myocardial perfusion disorders, by using aerobic physical training, upon LVF response to exercise. METHODS: Overall, 15 patients (mean age, 53.7±8.9 years) with PMA and 15 healthy controls (mean age, 51.0±9.4 years) were studied...
March 16, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295384/noninvasive-fetal-genotyping-of-paternally-inherited-alleles-using-targeted-massively-parallel-sequencing-in-parentage-testing-cases
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Donggui Yang, Hao Liang, Yu Gao, Shaobin Lin, Zhiming He, Jun Gao, Hongyu Sun, Qing Li, Xiaoyan Ma, Xueling Ou
BACKGROUND: Researchers have sought to develop a noninvasive protocol for paternity analysis that uses fetal cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in maternal plasma. Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is expected to overcome this challenge because it enables the analysis of millions of DNA molecules at a single-base resolution. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Seven women were involved in prenatal paternity testing cases. Before conventional invasive procedures, cfDNA was isolated from maternal plasma...
March 10, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294991/the-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-arterial-stiffness-of-pediatric-mucopolysaccharidosis-patients-are-increased-compared-to-both-pediatric-and-adult-controls
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Raymond Y Wang, Kyle D Rudser, Donald R Dengel, Elizabeth A Braunlin, Julia Steinberger, David R Jacobs, Alan R Sinaiko, Aaron S Kelly
Treatments for mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs) have increased longevity, but cardiovascular disease causes mortality in a significant percentage of survivors. Markers must be developed to predict MPS cardiac risk and monitor efficacy of investigational therapies.MPS patients underwent carotid artery ultrasonography from which carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and three measures of arterial stiffness were calculated: carotid artery distensibility (cCSD), compliance (cCSC), and incremental elastic modulus (cIEM)...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267620/cancer-associated-circulating-large-extracellular-vesicles-in-cholangiocarcinoma-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Henrike Julich-Haertel, Sabine K Urban, Marcin Krawczyk, Arnulf Willms, Krzysztof Jankowski, Waldemar Patkowski, Beata Kruk, Maciej Krasnodębski, Joanna Ligocka, Robert Schwab, Ines Richardsen, Sebastian Schaaf, Angelina Klein, Sebastian Gehlert, Hanna Sänger, Markus Casper, Jesus M Banales, Detlef Schuppan, Piotr Milkiewicz, Frank Lammert, Marek Krawczyk, Veronika Lukacs-Kornek, Miroslaw Kornek
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: we previously reported that large extracellular vesicles, specifically AnnexinV(+)EpCAM(+)CD147(+) tumour-associated microparticles (taMPs), facilitate the detection of colorectal carcinoma (CRC), non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) as well as pancreas carcinoma (PaCa). Here we assess the diagnostic value of taMPs for detection and monitoring of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Specifically, we aim to differentiate liver taMPs from other cancer taMPs, such as CRC and NSCLC...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258601/incidence-and-outcome-of-bk-polyomavirus-infection-in-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-with-renal-transplant-patients-receiving-cyclosporine-mycophenolate-sodium-or-everolimus-based-low-dose-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Willem B van Doesum, Lilli Gard, Frederike J Bemelman, Johan W de Fijter, Jaap J Homan van der Heide, Hubert G M Niesters, Willem J van Son, Coen A Stegeman, Henk Groen, Annelies Riezebos-Brilman, Jan Stephan F Sanders
INTRODUCTION: It remains unclear whether overall degree of immunosuppression or specific effects of individual immunosuppressive agents are causal for increased occurrence of BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) infection in renal transplant recipients (RTR). METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, open-label randomized controlled trial in 361 de novo RTR was performed. A total of 224 RTR were randomized at 6 months into three treatment groups with dual therapy consisting of prednisolone (Pred) plus either cyclosporine (CsA), mycophenolate sodium (MPS), or everolimus (EVL)...
March 4, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238741/microparticles-in-nasal-lavage-fluids-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-potential-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Toru Takahashi, Atsushi Kato, Sergejs Berdnikovs, Whitney W Stevens, Lydia A Suh, James E Norton, Roderick G Carter, Kathleen E Harris, Anju T Peters, Kathryn E Hulse, Leslie C Grammer, Kevin C Welch, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Bruce K Tan, David B Conley, Robert C Kern, Bruce S Bochner, Robert P Schleimer
BACKGROUND: Microparticles (MPs) are submicron-sized shed membrane vesicles released from activated or injured cells and are detectable by flow cytometry. MP levels have been used as biomarkers to evaluate cell injury or activation in patients with pathological conditions. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare MP types and levels in nasal lavage fluids (NLFs) from controls and patients with chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps (CRSsNP), chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD)...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236709/microplastic-in-the-surface-waters-of-the-ross-sea-antarctica-occurrence-distribution-and-characterization-by-ftir
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Alessandra Cincinelli, Costanza Scopetani, David Chelazzi, Emilia Lombardini, Tania Martellini, Athanasios Katsoyiannis, Maria Cristina Fossi, Simonetta Corsolini
This is the first survey to investigate the occurrence and extent of microplastic (MPs) contamination in sub surface waters collected near-shore and off-shore the coastal area of the Ross Sea (Antarctica). Moreover, a non-invasive method to analyze MPs, consisting in filtration after water sampling and analysis of the dried filter through Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) 2D Imaging, using an FPA detector, was proposed. The non-invasiveness of analytical set-up reduces potential bias and allows subsequent analysis of the filter sample for determination of other classes of contaminants...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198536/prevalence-of-risk-factors-and-asymptomatic-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-diabetic-patients-screened-for-silent-myocardial-ischemia-by-spect-myocardial-imaging
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Irena Peovska Mitevska, Natalija Baneva, Marijan Bosevski, Elizabeta Srbinovska Kostovska
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether there is any association between myocardial ischemia, common risk factors and carotid artery ultrasound parameters in asymptomatic type 2 diabetic (DMT2) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 asymptomatic DMT2 patients (pts) without known coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent one day rest Dypiridamole stress Tc-99m sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS)...
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
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