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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156711/multiple-regulatory-aspects-of-histone-methyltransferase-ezh2-in-pb-induced-neurotoxicity
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Wei-Zhen Xue, Xiaozhen Gu, Yulan Wu, Danyang Li, Yi Xu, Hui-Li Wang
Pb is a pervasive environmental threat to human health. Although remarkable progress has been made in its neurotoxicity, the precise molecular mechanisms underlying this widespread toxicant still remain elusive. In this study, the detailed roles of EZH2, a transcriptional repressor, in the regulation of Pb-led neurotoxicity were investigated, highlighting its sub-functionalization, compartmentalization, functional chaperones and downstream partners. Based on the findings, EZH2's protein levels were significantly reduced in response to Pb treatment; EZH2's gain-of-function trials recovered the dampened neurite outgrowth; EZH2' recruitment to ploycomb complex, as well as its interaction with cytosolic Vav1, was altered in a distinct manner, suggesting that EZH2's multiple roles were markedly redistributed in this context; EZH2's cytosolic and nuclear presence differed in their respective response towards Pb treatment; EZH2 directly occupied the promoters of EGR2, NGFR and CaMKK2, genes responsible for various nerve functions and repair mechanisms, and essentially contributed to their aberrant expression...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156529/alpinetin-improved-high-fat-diet-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-through-improving-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-response-and-lipid-metabolism
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Yong Zhou, Yin-Lu Ding, Jian-Liang Zhang, Peng Zhang, Jin-Qing Wang, Zhao-Hua Li
The non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a serious medical problem and an increasing threat to public health. It is characterized by the abnormal fat accumulation in liver without excessive alcohol intake. The concurrent NAFLD might up-regulate the risk of chronic kidney disease as well as the mortality rate. Though various drugs have been investigated to attenuate NAFLD, further study is still necessary to find new therapeutic strategy and to reveal the underlying molecular mechanism. In the present study, NAFLD animal models were induced by feeding with high fat (HF) diet for 8 weeks...
November 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156525/esomeprazole-ameliorates-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-via-modulating-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-fibrogenic-and-apoptotic-markers
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Heba M Eltahir, Maiiada H Nazmy
BACKGROUND: Hepatic fibrosis is a major health problem that requires further medical attention. Proton pump inhibitors are proven to possess other therapeutic potentials apart of their acid anti-secretory actions. AIM OF THE WORK: To test possible anti-fibrotic effect of esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate in management of liver fibrosis compared to silymarin, the well-known hepatoprotective agent. MATERIALS & METHODS: 40 male albino rats were divided into 4 groups: normal control group; CCl4-treated group (1 mL/kg 40% CCl4, diluted in olive oil) I...
November 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155005/effects-of-genetic-and-environmental-risk-for-schizophrenia-on-hippocampal-activity-and-psychosis-like-behavior-in-mice
#4
Daniel Scott, Carol A Tamminga
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness most notably characterized by psychotic symptoms. In humans, psychotic disorders are associated with specific hippocampal pathology. However, animal model systems for psychosis often lack this pathology, and have been weak in providing a representation of psychosis. We utilized a double-risk model system combining genetic risk with environmental stress. We hypothesized these factors will induce hippocampal subfield pathology consistent with human findings, as well as behavioral phenotypes relevant to psychosis...
November 15, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154501/challenges-to-laser-assisted-drug-delivery-applying-theory-to-clinical-practice
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Omer Ibrahim, Emily Wenande, Sara Hogan, Kenneth A Arndt, Merete Haedersdal, Jeffrey S Dover
BACKGROUND: The percutaneous penetration of topically applied compounds can be enhanced using external chemical or physical sources and thus laser-assisted drug delivery is a burgeoning area of interest within the field of dermatology. OBJECTIVES: This article briefly discusses the mechanism of laser-assisted drug delivery and expands upon the challenges and safety issues that may arise in the clinical implementation of this modality. RESULTS: The existing literature demonstrates that investigators and clinicians in dermatology have successfully delivered anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic, and anti-oxidative medications transdermally for the treatment of a variety of conditions including scarring, photoageing, and cutaneous neoplasia...
November 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154132/dexmedetomidine-promotes-biomimetic-non-rapid-eye-movement-stage-3-sleep-in-humans-a-pilot-study
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Oluwaseun Akeju, Lauren E Hobbs, Lei Gao, Sara M Burns, Kara J Pavone, George S Plummer, Elisa C Walsh, Tim T Houle, Seong-Eun Kim, Matt T Bianchi, Jeffrey M Ellenbogen, Emery N Brown
OBJECTIVES: Sleep, which comprises of rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM stages 1-3 (N1-N3), is a natural occurring state of decreased arousal that is crucial for normal cardiovascular, immune and cognitive function. The principal sedative drugs produce electroencephalogram beta oscillations, which have been associated with neurocognitive dysfunction. Pharmacological induction of altered arousal states that neurophysiologically approximate natural sleep, termed biomimetic sleep, may eliminate drug-induced neurocognitive dysfunction...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153862/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-sleep-regulation
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REVIEW
Matthew D Rockstrom, Liangyu Chen, Ping Taishi, Joseph T Nguyen, Cody M Gibbons, Sigrid C Veasey, James M Krueger
This review details tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) biology and its role in sleep, and describes how TNF medications influence sleep/wake activity. Substantial evidence from healthy young animals indicates acute enhancement or inhibition of endogenous brain TNF respectively promotes and inhibits sleep. In contrast, the role of TNF in sleep in most human studies involves pathological conditions associated with chronic elevations of systemic TNF and disrupted sleep. Normalization of TNF levels in such patients improves sleep...
November 16, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153691/hypertension-and-patterns-of-induced-labor-at-term
#8
Julia M Bregand-White, Michelle A Kominiarek, Judith U Hibbard
OBJECTIVE: To study patterns of induced labor at term in hypertensive women. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the Consortium on Safe Labor database; a multicenter study of labor and delivery practices from electronic medical records in 19 hospitals. 55,572 women were studied: 28,254 nulliparas and 27,318 multiparas, undergoing induction of labor at term without a prior cesarean with a singleton vertex live born fetus. Four hypertensive groups were defined: chronic hypertension (n=1164), gestational hypertension (n=1861), preeclampsia (n=1513) and superimposed preeclampsia (n=655), compared to controls (no hypertension, n=50,379)...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152735/6%C3%A2-hz-corneal-kindling-in-mice-triggers-neurobehavioral-comorbidities-accompanied-by-relevant-changes-in-c-fos-immunoreactivity-throughout-the-brain
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Giulia Albertini, Laura Walrave, Thomas Demuyser, Ann Massie, Dimitri De Bundel, Ilse Smolders
OBJECTIVE: Besides seizures, patients with epilepsy are affected by a variety of cognitive and psychiatric comorbidities that further impair their quality of life. The present study provides an in-depth characterization of the behavioral alterations induced by 6 Hz corneal kindling. Furthermore, we correlate these behavioral changes to alterations in c-Fos protein expression throughout the brain following kindling. METHODS: Adolescent male Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI) mice were kindled via repetitive subconvulsive 6 Hz corneal stimulations until they reached the fully kindled state (defined as 10 consecutive generalized seizures)...
November 20, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152493/a-pilot-study-evaluating-biomarker-development-for-drug-induced-chronic-eczematous-eruptions-of-aging-individuals
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Erika Mae Summers, Nicholas Ray Blickenstaff, Garrett Curtis Coman, Thomas Bernd Martins, Harry Raymond Hill, Richard Dennis Sontheimer
Background: Identifying the drug(s) responsible for drug-induced chronic eczematous eruptions of aging individuals (CEEA) is a clinical challenge in patients on multiple medications. Reliable in vitro testing methods and biomarkers are needed to identify the causative agent and allow simultaneous assessment of T-cell responses to multiple drugs being taken concurrently. This study examined the feasibility of using in vitro, drug-specific T cell activation responses as a biomarker for drug-induced CEEA...
October 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152440/risperidone-induced-amenorrhea-in-floridly-psychotic-female
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Shanila Shagufta, Faiza Farooq, Ali M Khan, Kamil Dar, Abdul Mohit
Despite the high prevalence of hyperprolactinemia in patients receiving antipsychotic medications, its side effects are often neglected. In patients receiving risperidone, the incidence of menstrual abnormalities is relatively small. Our patient was a 44-year-old, Haitian female whose total course of hospitalization was nine months, during most of which she remained floridly psychotic with low cognitive function with waxing and waning symptoms. She developed hyperprolactinemia and amenorrhea on risperidone...
September 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152432/acute-changes-in-mentation-in-a-patient-with-hepatic-cirrhosis-treated-with-high-doses-of-dexamethasone
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Luis Dabul, Andrew Droney, Juan Oms, Marcos A Sanchez-Gonzalez
Despite the anti-inflammatory benefits of steroids in the management of multiple medical conditions, they are associated with undesired metabolic and psychiatric side effects. We present a case of a 57-year-old Hispanic man with hepatic cirrhosis due to hepatitis C and no past medical history of psychiatric illnesses who became delirious after treatment with high doses of intravenous Dexamethasone. The patient presented to Larkin Community Hospital, USA with complaints of lower back pain requiring treatment with steroids for severe lumbar central canal stenosis...
September 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152209/case-control-study-hyperbaric-oxygen-treatment-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-persistent-post-concussion-syndrome-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Paul G Harch, Susan R Andrews, Edward F Fogarty, Juliette Lucarini, Keith W Van Meter
Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are epidemic in United States Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans. Treatment of the combined diagnoses is limited. The aim of this study is to assess safety, feasibility, and effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) for mild TBI PPCS and PTSD. Thirty military subjects aged 18-65 with PPCS with or without PTSD and from one or more blast-induced mild-moderate traumatic brain injuries that were a minimum of 1 year old and occurred after 9/11/2001 were studied...
July 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151517/thrombotic-microangiopathy-presenting-with-intestinal-involvement-following-long-term-interferon-%C3%AE-1b-treatment-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Shusaku Omoto, Tomohiro Utsumi, Hiromasa Matsuno, Yuka Terasawa, Yasuyuki Iguchi
Thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) are systemic microvascular occlusive disorders. The present report describes a patient with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis who had been treated with interferon (IFN)-β1b therapy for eight years and developed TMA. The patient presented with headache, thrombocytopenia, renal dysfunction, severe hypertension, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, and gastrointestinal involvement. After discontinuation of the medication and initiation of antihypertensive treatment, the patient rapidly improved...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151035/hypertension-in-obese-black-women-is-not-caused-by-increased-sympathetic-vascular-tone
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Alejandro Marinos, Alfredo Gamboa, Jorge E Celedonio, Brock A Preheim, Luis E Okamoto, Claudia E Ramirez, Amy C Arnold, Andre Diedrich, Italo Biaggioni, Cyndya A Shibao
BACKGROUND: Black women have one of the highest prevalence rates of hypertension and obesity in the United States. We previously reported that sympathetic activation induced by obesity is a significant contributor to hypertension in white patients. It is unknown whether sympathetic activity similarly contributes to hypertension in obese black women. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 42 obese women (16 white, body mass index 36±4 kg/m(2), 44% with hypertension; 26 black, body mass index 35±4 kg/m(2), 46% with hypertension)...
November 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150718/re-educating-immunity-in-respiratory-allergies-the-potential-for-hematopoietic-stem-cell-mediated-gene-therapy
#16
REVIEW
Jeremy F Brooks, Janet M Davies, James W Wells, Raymond J Steptoe
Respiratory allergies represent a significant disease burden worldwide affecting up to 300 million people globally. Medication and avoidance of known triggers do not address the underlying pathology. Traditional immunotherapies for allergy aim to reinstate immune homeostasis but require years of treatment and have poor long-term efficacy. Novel approaches, such as gene-engineered hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, induce profound antigen-specific tolerance in autoimmunity. Recent evidence shows this approach may also have therapeutic utility for allergy...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150070/decreased-expression-of-indolamine-2-3-dioxygenase-in-childhood-allergic-asthma-and-its-inverse-correlation-with-fractional-concentration-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide
#17
Ying Hu, Zhiqiang Chen, Ling Jin, Mei Wang, Wei Liao
BACKGROUND: The tryptophan metabolic pathway mediated by indolamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), a tryptophan-degrading enzyme, plays an important role in controlling the development of allergic inflammation. The fractional concentration of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is closely associated with the allergic state and is extensively used for the clinical evaluation of airway allergic inflammation. Clinical trials have rarely assessed the expression of IDO in childhood allergic asthma and its correlation with FeNO...
November 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149926/drug-induced-gastrointestinal-and-hepatic-disease-associated-with-biologics-and-nonbiologic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs
#18
REVIEW
Patrick R Wood, Liron Caplan
A variety of gastrointestinal adverse drug reactions are seen in nearly all conventional antirheumatic medications, ranging from nausea to life-threatening drug-induced liver injury. Rheumatologists should be particularly familiar with hepatotoxicity associated with long-term methotrexate use, and the range of unique hepatic, biliary, and pancreatic manifestations associated with azathioprine. Hepatitis B virus reactivation is the most serious gastrointestinal disease risk associated with many biological therapies, particularly rituximab...
February 2018: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148536/characterization-of-foreign-materials-in-paraffin-embedded-pathological-specimens-using-in-situ-multi-elemental-imaging-with-laser-spectroscopy
#19
Benoit Busser, Samuel Moncayo, Florian Trichard, Vincent Bonneterre, Nicole Pinel, Frédéric Pelascini, Philippe Dugourd, Jean-Luc Coll, Michel D'Incan, Julie Charles, Vincent Motto-Ros, Lucie Sancey
Pathologists typically encounter many disparate exogenous materials in clinical specimens during their routine histopathological examinations, especially within the skin, lymph nodes, and lungs. These foreign substances may be free extracellular deposits or induce several clinical abnormalities or histopathological patterns. However, pathologists almost never investigate or report the chemical nature of exogenous metals in clinical specimens due to a lack of convenient and available technologies. In this paper, a novel strategy based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology is evaluated for in situ multi-elemental tissue imaging...
November 17, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148208/comparison-of-long-term-outcome-in-anthracycline-related-versus-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-a-single-centre-experience
#20
Alessandra Fornaro, Iacopo Olivotto, Luigi Rigacci, Mauro Ciaccheri, Benedetta Tomberli, Cecilia Ferrantini, Raffaele Coppini, Francesca Girolami, Francesco Mazzarotto, Marco Chiostri, Massimo Milli, Niccolò Marchionni, Gabriele Castelli
AIMS: Cardiac dysfunction is a severe complication of anthracycline-containing anticancer therapy. The outcome of anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy (AICM) compared with other non-ischaemic causes of heart failure (HF), such as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), is unresolved. The aim of this study was to compare the survival of AICM patients with an IDCM cohort followed at our centre from 1990 to 2016. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 67 patients (67% female, 50 ± 15 years) with AICM, defined as onset of otherwise unexplained left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤50% following anthracycline therapy, and 488 IDCM patients (28% female, 55 ± 12 years)...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
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