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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454077/comparison-of-ftir-atr-and-raman-spectroscopy-in-determination-of-vldl-triglycerides-in-blood-serum-with-pls-regression
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Adam Oleszko, Jadwiga Hartwich, Anna Wójtowicz, Marlena Gąsior-Głogowska, Hubert Huras, Małgorzata Komorowska
Hypertriglyceridemia, related with triglyceride (TG) in plasma above 1.7mmol/L is one of the cardiovascular risk factors. Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) are the main TG carriers. Despite being time consuming, demanding well-qualified staff and expensive instrumentation, ultracentrifugation technique still remains the gold standard for the VLDL isolation. Therefore faster and simpler method of VLDL-TG determination is needed. Vibrational spectroscopy, including FT-IR and Raman, is widely used technique in lipid and protein research...
April 18, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453742/blinded-contractility-analysis-in-hipsc-cardiomyocytes-in-engineered-heart-tissue-format-comparison-with-human-atrial-trabeculae
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Ingra Mannhardt, Alexandra Eder, Berengere Dumotier, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Elisabeth Krämer, Martin Traebert, Klaus-Dieter Söhren, Frederik Flenner, Konstantina Stathopoulou, Marc D Lemoine, Lucie Carrier, Torsten Christ, Thomas Eschenhagen, Arne Hansen
Objective: Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) may serve as a new assay for drug testing in a human context, but their validity particularly for the evaluation of inotropic drug effects remains unclear. In this blinded analysis, we compared the effects of 10 indicator compounds with known inotropic effects in electrically stimulated (1.5 Hz) hiPSC-CM-derived 3 dimensional engineered heart tissue (EHT) and human atrial trabeculae (hAT). Methods and results: Human EHTs were prepared from iCell® hiPSC-CM, hAT obtained at routine heart surgery...
April 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453475/modifiable-risk-factors-for-prevention-of%C3%A2-dementia-in-midlife-late-life-and-the-oldest-old-validation-of-the-libra-index
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Stephanie J B Vos, Martin P J van Boxtel, Olga J G Schiepers, Kay Deckers, Marjolein de Vugt, Isabelle Carrière, Jean-François Dartigues, Karine Peres, Sylvaine Artero, Karen Ritchie, Lucia Galluzzo, Emanuele Scafato, Giovanni B Frisoni, Martijn Huisman, Hannie C Comijs, Simona F Sacuiu, Ingmar Skoog, Kate Irving, Catherine A O'Donnell, Frans R J Verhey, Pieter Jelle Visser, Sebastian Köhler
BACKGROUND: Recently, the LIfestyle for BRAin health (LIBRA) index was developed to assess an individual's prevention potential for dementia. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the predictive validity of the LIBRA index for incident dementia in midlife, late life, and the oldest-old. METHODS: 9,387 non-demented individuals were recruited from the European population-based DESCRIPA study. An individual's LIBRA index was calculated solely based on modifiable risk factors: depression, diabetes, physical activity, hypertension, obesity, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, and mild/moderate alcohol use...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453474/neuropsychological-profile-in-the-c9orf72-associated-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia
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Noora-Maria Suhonen, Ramona M Haanpää, Ville Korhonen, Jari Jokelainen, Anni Pitkäniemi, Anna-Leena Heikkinen, Johanna Krüger, Päivi Hartikainen, Seppo Helisalmi, Mikko Hiltunen, Tuomo Hänninen, Anne M Remes
While the C9ORF72 expansion is a major cause of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), little is known of the resultant cognitive profile. Our aim was to characterize the neuropsychological profile of the C9ORF72 associated bvFTD. We contrasted structured neuropsychological assessments of the C9ORF72 expansion carrier bvFTD patients (n = 26) with non-carrier bvFTD patients (n = 47) and those with Alzheimer's disease (AD) (n = 47). As compared to the non-carrier bvFTD patients, the C9ORF72 expansion carriers performed at a higher level in an immediate verbal memory test while showing poorer phonemic verbal fluency...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448854/the-combined-use-of-analytical-tools-for-exploring-tetanus-toxin-and-tetanus-toxoid-structures
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Caroline Bayart, Sébastien Peronin, Elisa Jean, Joseph Paladino, Philippe Talaga, Marc Le Borgne
Aldehyde detoxification is a process used to convert toxin into toxoid for vaccine applications. In the case of tetanus toxin (TT), formaldehyde is used to obtain the tetanus toxoid (TTd), which is used either for the tetanus vaccine or as carrier protein in conjugate vaccines. Several studies have already been conducted to better understand the exact mechanism of this detoxification. Those studies led to the identification of a number of formaldehyde-induced modifications on lab scale TTd samples. To obtain greater insights of the changes induced by formaldehyde, we used three industrial TTd batches to identify repeatable modifications in the detoxification process...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447274/classification-and-regression-tree-model-for-predicting-tracheostomy-in-patients-with-traumatic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Dae-Sang Lee, Chi-Min Park, Keumhee Chough Carriere, Joonghyun Ahn
PURPOSE: In patients with cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI), respiratory compromise and the need for tracheostomy are common. The purpose of this study was to identify common risk factors for tracheostomy following traumatic CSCI and develop a decision tree for tracheostomy in traumatic CSCI patients without pulmonary function test. METHODS: Data of 105 trauma patients with CSCI admitted in our institution from April, 2008 to February, 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
April 26, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446182/improving-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-reliability-by-selection-of-sperm-donor-with-the-most-informative-haplotype
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Mira Malcov, Veronica Gold, Sagit Peleg, Tsvia Frumkin, Foad Azem, Ami Amit, Dalit Ben-Yosef, Yuval Yaron, Adi Reches, Shimi Barda, Sandra E Kleiman, Leah Yogev, Ron Hauser
BACKGROUND: The study is aimed to describe a novel strategy that increases the accuracy and reliability of PGD in patients using sperm donation by pre-selecting the donor whose haplotype does not overlap the carrier's one. METHODS: A panel of 4-9 informative polymorphic markers, flanking the mutation in carriers of autosomal dominant/X-linked disorders, was tested in DNA of sperm donors before PGD. Whenever the lengths of donors' repeats overlapped those of the women, additional donors' DNA samples were analyzed...
April 26, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446151/novel-mutation-in-the-slc12a3-gene-in-a-sri-lankan-family-with-gitelman-syndrome-coexistent-diabetes-a-case-report
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Chandrika Jayakanthi Subasinghe, Nirmala Dushyanthi Sirisena, Chula Herath, Knut Erik Berge, Trond Paul Leren, Uditha Bulugahapitiya, Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake
BACKGROUND: Gitelman syndrome (GS) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited salt-wasting tubulopathy associated with mutations in the SLC12A3 gene, which encodes for NaCl cotransporter (NCC) in the kidney. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we describe two siblings from a Sri Lankan non-consanguineous family presenting with hypokalaemia associated with renal potassium wasting, hypomagnesemia, hypocalciuria and hypereninemic hyperaldosteronism with normal blood pressure...
April 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445009/evaluation-of-six-phenotypic-methods-for-the-detection-of-carbapenemases-in-gram-negative-bacteria-with-characterized-resistance-mechanisms
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Kunling Sun, Xiuyu Xu, Jinrong Yan, Liping Zhang
BACKGROUND: We compared the performance of the modified Hodge test (MHT), Triton Hodge test (THT), Carba NP test (CNPt), simplified Carba NP test (CNPt-direct), blue-Carba NP test (BCT), and carbapenem inactivation method (CIM) for rapid and accurate carbapenemase detection. METHODS: The methods were evaluated by using 256 gram-negative isolates, including 197 Enterobacteriaceae (79 Enterobacter spp., 74 Klebsiella spp., 33 Escherichia coli, 10 Citrobacter spp., and 1 Serratia marcescens), 51 Acinetobacter baumannii, and 8 Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains...
July 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444967/co-delivery-of-microrna-21-antisense-oligonucleotides-and-gemcitabine-using-nanomedicine-for-pancreatic-cancer-therapy
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Yaqing Li, Yinting Chen, Jiajia Li, Zuoquan Zhang, Chumei Huang, Guoda Lian, Kege Yang, Shaojie Chen, Ying Lin, Lingyun Wang, Kaihong Huang, Linjuan Zeng
Tumor metastasis occurs naturally in pancreatic cancer, and the efficacy of chemotherapy is usually poor. Precision medicine, combining down-regulation of target genes with chemotherapy drugs, is expected to improve the therapeutic effects. Therefore, we developed a combined therapy of microRNA-21 antisense oligonucleotides (ASO-miR-21) and Gemcitabine (Gem) using a targeted co-delivery nanoparticle (NP) carrier and investigated the synergistic inhibitory effects on pancreatic cancer cells metastasis and growth...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444756/e7-1057%C3%AE-ta-mutation-of-the-acidic-%C3%AE-glucosidase-gene-causes-pompe-s-disease-in-droughtmaster-cattle
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R E Lyons, D J Johnston, M R McGowan, A Laing, B Robinson, H Owen, B D Hill, B M Burns
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether known loss-of-function alleles of the acidic α-glucosidase gene (GAA) are present in the Droughtmaster breed and, if so, whether the clinical signs and pathology of generalised glycogenosis (Pompe's disease) previously reported in other affected cattle are also seen in homozygous Droughtmasters. DESIGN: Existing genomic and other diagnostic tests developed for generalised glycogenosis in cattle were used to test for the presence of the three known loss-of-function alleles of GAA in a herd of Droughtmaster cattle...
May 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444175/predictive-value-of-telomere-length-on-outcome-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-evidence-for-contrasting-effects-of-vascular-vs-blood-oxidative-stress
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Marios Margaritis, Fabio Sanna, George Lazaros, Ioannis Akoumianakis, Sheena Patel, Alexios S Antonopoulos, Chloe Duke, Laura Herdman, Costas Psarros, Evangelos K Oikonomou, Cheerag Shirodaria, Mario Petrou, Rana Sayeed, George Krasopoulos, Regent Lee, Dimitris Tousoulis, Keith M Channon, Charalambos Antoniades
Aims: Experimental evidence suggests that telomere length (TL) is shortened by oxidative DNA damage, reflecting biological aging. We explore the value of blood (BTL) and vascular TL (VTL) as biomarkers of systemic/vascular oxidative stress in humans and test the clinical predictive value of BTL in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods and results: In a prospective cohort of 290 patients surviving recent AMI, BTL measured on admission was a strong predictor of all-cause [hazard ratio (HR) [95% confidence interval (CI)]: 3...
April 24, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443359/targeting-lrrk2-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-update-on-recent-developments
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Sharon L Chan, Eng-King Tan
LRRK2 research has progressed significantly in recent years with more reports of LRRK2 interactors and the development of more specific and sophisticated LRRK2 kinase inhibitors. Identification of bone fide LRRK2 substrates will provide new therapeutic targets in LRRK2-linked Parkinson's disease (PD). Areas covered: This review aims to put current LRRK2 research into perspective. Beginning with recent LRRK2 mammalian models employed for in vivo validation of LRRK2 substrates, followed by updates on reported LRRK2 interactors and their inferred mechanisms...
April 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443204/association-of-genotypes-of-rs671-withinaldh2-with-risk-for-gastric-cardia-adenocarcinoma-in-the-chinese-han-population-in-high-and-low-incidence-areas
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Lian-Qun Zhang, Xin Song, Xue-Ke Zhao, Jia Huang, Peng Zhang, Lu-Wen Wang, Hui Meng, Jian-Wei Ku, Guo-Qiang Kong, Tao Jiang, Xin-Min Li, Xiao-Long Lv, Teng Ma, Guo Yuan, Min-Jie Wu, Shou-Jia Hu, Shuang Lv, Tang-Juan Zhang, Ling-Fen Ji, Zong-Min Fan, Neng-Chao Wang, Yao-Wen Zhang, Fu-You Zhou, Li-Dong Wang
OBJECTIVE: : This study aimed to determine if gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) risk was associated with the lys (A or *2) allele at the rs671 (glu504lys) polymorphism within the aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) gene in a Chinese Han population. We also aimed to investigateALDH2 genotypic distributions between subjects from high- and low-incidence areas for both GCA and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: : We designed a case-control study including 2,686 patients with GCA and 3,675 control subjects from high- and low-incidence areas for both GCA and ESCC in China...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442360/the-oxtr-gene-implicit-learning-and-social-processing-does-empathy-evolve-from-perceptual-skills-for-details
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Martin Melchers, Christian Montag, Sebastian Markett, Nawael Niazy, Johanna Groß-Bölting, Jelena Zimmermann, Martin Reuter
Oxytocin is an important messenger in the brain that has been linked to a variety of social functions in pharmacological studies. Besides, functional genetic variations on the oxytocin receptor gene have been repeatedly associated with social processing and functioning. Despite this knowledge, there are very few studies investigating the mechanisms that may explain the link between oxytocin and social functions. In the endeavor to fill this gap in the literature, the current study searches for associations between the prominent rs2268498 polymorphism on the oxytocin receptor gene and participants' ability to perceive and store implicit social information, which is a fundamental function in social information processing...
April 22, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440815/15q11-2-cnv-affects-cognitive-structural-and-functional-correlates-of-dyslexia-and-dyscalculia
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M O Ulfarsson, G B Walters, O Gustafsson, S Steinberg, A Silva, O M Doyle, M Brammer, D F Gudbjartsson, S Arnarsdottir, G A Jonsdottir, R S Gisladottir, G Bjornsdottir, H Helgason, L M Ellingsen, J G Halldorsson, E Saemundsen, B Stefansdottir, L Jonsson, V K Eiriksdottir, G R Eiriksdottir, G H Johannesdottir, U Unnsteinsdottir, B Jonsdottir, B B Magnusdottir, P Sulem, U Thorsteinsdottir, E Sigurdsson, D Brandeis, A Meyer-Lindenberg, H Stefansson, K Stefansson
Several copy number variants have been associated with neuropsychiatric disorders and these variants have been shown to also influence cognitive abilities in carriers unaffected by psychiatric disorders. Previously, we associated the 15q11.2(BP1-BP2) deletion with specific learning disabilities and a larger corpus callosum. Here we investigate, in a much larger sample, the effect of the 15q11.2(BP1-BP2) deletion on cognitive, structural and functional correlates of dyslexia and dyscalculia. We report that the deletion confers greatest risk of the combined phenotype of dyslexia and dyscalculia...
April 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439047/functional-human-grin2b-promoter-polymorphism-and-variation-of-mental-processing-speed-in-older-adults
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Yang Jiang, Ming Kuan Lin, Gregory A Jicha, Xiuhua Ding, Sabrina L McIlwrath, David W Fardo, Lucas S Broster, Frederick A Schmitt, Richard Kryscio, Robert H Lipsky
We investigated the role of a single nucleotide polymorphism rs3764030 (G>A) within the human GRIN2B promoter in mental processing speed in healthy, cognitively intact, older adults. In vitro DNA-binding and reporter gene assays of different allele combinations in transfected cells showed that the A allele was a gain-of-function variant associated with increasing GRIN2B mRNA levels. We tested the hypothesis that individuals with A allele will have better memory performance (i.e. faster reaction times) in older age...
April 24, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438574/extreme-hypertriglyceridemia-pseudohyponatremia-and-pseudoacidosis-in-a-neonate-with-lipoprotein-lipase-deficiency-due-to-segmental-uniparental-disomy
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Ambika P Ashraf, Anna C E Hurst, Abhimanyu Garg
Extreme hypertriglyceridemia is rare in the neonatal period. We report a neonate with lipoprotein lipase (LPL) deficiency who presented with diagnostic and management conundrum. A full-term 36-day-old female was noted to have "Pepto-Bismol like" blood when repeating a newborn screening. The initial plasma triglyceride level was 24,318 mg/dL. The laboratory tests revealed serum bicarbonate level of <5 mmol/L, sodium of 127 mmol/L, and severe anemia. There were no signs of acute distress. The point of care capillary blood testing, however, demonstrated normal serum pH (7...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438368/early-infantile-presentation-of-3-methylglutaconic-aciduria-type-1-with-a-novel-mutation-in-auh-gene-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ali Reza Tavasoli, Reza Shervin Badv, Johannes Zschocke, Mahmood Reza Ashrafi, Parastoo Rostami
3-Methylglutaconic aciduria is a member of inborn errors of leucine metabolism pathway. 3-Methylglutaconic aciduria type I (MGA1) causes neurological problems which are present during infancy or childhood but the diagnosis may be delayed until adulthood. Here we report a 3years old patient with developmental delay from a relative parent's that his medical evaluations include analyses of urinary organic acid and blood acylcarnitine showed high level of 3-methylglutacoic acid, 3-hydroxyisovaleric acid and increased level of 3-hydroxyisovalerylcarnitine respectively...
April 21, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437753/p-gp-modulatory-acetyl-11-keto-%C3%AE-boswellic-acid-based-nanoemulsified-carrier-system-for-augmented-oral-chemotherapy-of-docetaxel
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Gitu Pandey, Naresh Mittapelly, Guru Raghavendra Valicherla, Ravi Prakash Shukla, Shweta Sharma, Venkatesh Teja Banala, Sandeep Urandur, Arun Kumar Jajoriya, Kalyan Mitra, D P Mishra, J R Gayen, P R Mishra
In spite of being a very potent and promising drug against many types of cancer, docetaxel suffers the disadvantage of low solubility and poor bioavailability rendering it unsuitable for oral administration. Also, the available marketed formulation for intravenous administration has its inherent drawbacks owing to the presence of polysorbate 80. Here, we exploited the anticancer and P-gp inhibitory potential of naturally occurring frankincense oil to fabricate a stable docetaxel loaded nanoemulsified carrier system for oral delivery...
April 15, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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