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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141242/chloroquine-autophagic-inhibition-rebalances-th17-treg-mediated-immunity-and-ameliorates-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ning An, Yanwen Chen, Chao Wang, Chen Yang, Zhi-Hong Wu, Jing Xue, Lin Ye, Shujun Wang, Hua-Feng Liu, Qingjun Pan
BACKGROUND: Imbalanced cellular immunity is critical to the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Recently, autophagy has emerged as a key homeostatic mechanism in T lymphocytes. This study was conducted to explore the impact of autophagy on the Th17/ regulatory T (Treg) immune imbalance in SLE. METHODS: Peripheral Th17 and Treg cells from newly diagnosed patients with SLE and healthy controls were detected by flow cytometry. Additionally, the effects of chloroquine (CQ) autophagic inhibition on the Th17/Treg immune response were investigated in vitro...
November 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141136/systemic-mrna-delivery-to-the-lungs-by-functional-polyester-based-carriers
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Yunfeng Yan, Hu Xiong, Xinyi Zhang, Qiang Cheng, Daniel John Siegwart
Messenger RNA (mRNA) has recently come into focus as an emerging therapeutic class with great potential for protein replacement therapy, cancer immunotherapy, regenerative medicine, vaccines, and gene editing. However, the lack of effective and safe delivery methods impedes the broad application of mRNA-based therapeutics. Here, we report a robust approach to develop efficient polymeric delivery carriers for mRNA. Lead polyesters were identified by in vitro screening of a 480-member combinatorially modified poly(trimethylolpropane allyl ether-co-suberoyl chloride) library for the delivery of luciferase encoding mRNA (Luc mRNA) to IGROV1 cells...
November 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141129/recent-trends-in-salmonella-outbreaks-and-emerging-technology-for-biocontrol-of-salmonella-using-phages-in-foods-a-review
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Jun-Hyun Oh, Mi-Kyung Park
Salmonella is one of the principal causes of foodborne outbreaks. As traditional control methods have shown efficacy against emerging Salmonella serotypes or antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella, new approaches have been attempted. The use of lytic phages for the biocontrol of Salmonella in food industry has become an attractive method owing to the many advantages offered by the use of phages as biocontrol agents. Phages are natural alternatives to traditional antimicrobial agents; they have proven effective in the control of bacterial pathogens in food industry, which has led to the development of different phage products...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140972/long-noncoding-rna-profiling-revealed-differentially-expressed-lncrnas-associated-with-disease-activity-in-pbmcs-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Min Yuan, Shujun Wang, Lijie Yu, Bo Qu, Liming Xu, Lining Liu, Huanxia Sun, Chunxian Li, Yanjun Shi, Huaxiang Liu
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently emerged as important biological regulators, and the aberrant expression of lncRNAs has been reported in numerous diseases. However, the expression of lncRNAs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not been well documented. We applied a microarray analysis to profile the lncRNA and mRNA expression in 3 pairs of samples. Each sample was mixed with equivalent PBMCs from 9 female RA patients and 9 corresponding healthy controls, and the data were validated via qPCR using another cohort that comprised 36 RA patients and 24 healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140945/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-the-incidence-health-care-resource-utilization-and-costs-of-international-classification-of-diseases-clinical-modification-9th-revision-diagnosed-influenza-and-related-complications-in-us-children
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Philip O Buck, David M Smith, Rahul Shenolikar, Debra E Irwin
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on the clinical and economic impact of seasonal influenza in children. This study estimated the incidence of diagnosed influenza and related complications and associated health care resource utilization and costs in US children. METHODS: Children ≥6 months and <18 years old diagnosed with influenza using International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification, 9th revision codes and enrolled in a health plan during at least one influenza season between 2010 and 2014 were matched to similar patients without diagnosed influenza (GSK study identifier: HO-15-15728)...
December 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140769/addressing-maternal-health-during-cdc-s-ebola-response-in-the-united-states
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Sascha Ellington, Mirna Perez, Diane Morof, Marianne E Zotti, William Callaghan, Dana Meaney-Delman, Maleeka Glover, Quynh-Chau Ha, Denise J Jamieson
Previous outbreaks suggest that pregnant women with Ebola virus disease (EVD) are at increased risk for severe disease and death. Healthcare workers who treat pregnant women with EVD are at increased risk of body fluid exposure. Despite the absence of pregnant women with EVD in the United States, CDC activated the Maternal Health Team (MHT), a functional unit dedicated to emergency preparedness and response issues, on October 18, 2014. We describe major activities of the MHT. A high-priority MHT activity was to publish guiding principles early in the response...
November 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140767/genomic-medicine-without-borders-which-strategies-should-developing-countries-employ-to-invest-in-precision-medicine-a-new-fast-second-winner-strategy
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Konstantinos Mitropoulos, David N Cooper, Christina Mitropoulou, Spiros Agathos, Jürgen K V Reichardt, Fatima Al-Maskari, Wasun Chantratita, Ambroise Wonkam, Collet Dandara, Theodora Katsila, Catalina Lopez-Correa, Bassam R Ali, George P Patrinos
Genomic medicine has greatly matured in terms of its technical capabilities, but the diffusion of genomic innovations worldwide faces significant barriers beyond mere access to technology. New global development strategies are sorely needed for biotechnologies such as genomics and their applications toward precision medicine without borders. Moreover, diffusion of genomic medicine globally cannot adhere to a "one-size-fits-all-countries" development strategy, in the same way that drug treatments should be customized...
November 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140757/new-insights-into-lymphoma-pathogenesis
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Kojo S J Elenitoba-Johnson, Megan S Lim
Lymphomas represent clonal proliferations of lymphocytes that are broadly classified based upon their maturity (peripheral or mature versus precursor) and lineage (B cell, T cell, and natural killer cell). Insights into the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in lymphoma impact the classification of lymphoma and have significant implications for the diagnosis and clinical management of patients. Serial scientific and technologic advances over the last 30 years in immunology, cytogenetics, molecular biology, gene expression profiling, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, and, more recently, next-generation sequencing have contributed to greatly enhance our understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms in lymphoma...
November 15, 2017: Annual Review of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140435/hmdb-4-0-the-human-metabolome-database-for-2018
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David S Wishart, Yannick Djoumbou Feunang, Ana Marcu, An Chi Guo, Kevin Liang, Rosa Vázquez-Fresno, Tanvir Sajed, Daniel Johnson, Carin Li, Naama Karu, Zinat Sayeeda, Elvis Lo, Nazanin Assempour, Mark Berjanskii, Sandeep Singhal, David Arndt, Yonjie Liang, Hasan Badran, Jason Grant, Arnau Serra-Cayuela, Yifeng Liu, Rupa Mandal, Vanessa Neveu, Allison Pon, Craig Knox, Michael Wilson, Claudine Manach, Augustin Scalbert
The Human Metabolome Database or HMDB (www.hmdb.ca) is a web-enabled metabolomic database containing comprehensive information about human metabolites along with their biological roles, physiological concentrations, disease associations, chemical reactions, metabolic pathways, and reference spectra. First described in 2007, the HMDB is now considered the standard metabolomic resource for human metabolic studies. Over the past decade the HMDB has continued to grow and evolve in response to emerging needs for metabolomics researchers and continuing changes in web standards...
November 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140419/dietary-glutamine-glutamate-and-mortality-two-large-prospective-studies-in-us-men-and-women
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Wenjie Ma, Yoriko Heianza, Tao Huang, Tiange Wang, Dianjianyi Sun, Yan Zheng, Frank B Hu, Kathryn M Rexrode, JoAnn E Manson, Lu Qi
Background: Emerging studies have related circulating glutamine metabolites to various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer; diet is the major source of nutrients involved in glutamine metabolism. However, it remains unknown whether dietary intakes of glutamine, glutamate,and their ratio are related to total and cause-specific mortality. Methods: We followed 74 082 women from the Nurses' Health Study (1984-2012) and 42 303 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986-2012), who were free of cardiovascular disease and cancer at baseline...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140309/biosensors-to-diagnose-chagas-disease-a-brief-review
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REVIEW
María-Isabel Rocha-Gaso, Luis-Jesús Villarreal-Gómez, Denis Beyssen, Frédéric Sarry, Marco-Antonio Reyna, Carlos-Napoleón Ibarra-Cerdeña
Chagas disease (CD), which mostly affects those living in deprived areas, has become one of Latin America's main public health problems. Effective prevention of the disease requires early diagnosis, initiation of therapy, and regular blood monitoring of the infected individual. However, the majority of the Trypanosoma cruzi infections go undiagnosed because of mild symptoms, limited access to medical attention and to a high variability in the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests. Consequently, more affordable and accessible detection technologies capable of providing early diagnosis and T...
November 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140260/vaccinia-virus-natural-infections-in-brazil-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly
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REVIEW
Jaqueline Silva de Oliveira, Poliana de Oliveira Figueiredo, Galileu Barbosa Costa, Felipe Lopes de Assis, Betânia Paiva Drumond, Flávio Guimarães da Fonseca, Maurício Lacerda Nogueira, Erna Geessien Kroon, Giliane de Souza Trindade
The orthopoxviruses (OPV) comprise several emerging viruses with great importance to human and veterinary medicine, including vaccinia virus (VACV), which causes outbreaks of bovine vaccinia (BV) in South America. Historically, VACV is the most comprehensively studied virus, however, its origin and natural hosts remain unknown. VACV was the primary component of the smallpox vaccine, largely used during the smallpox eradication campaign. After smallpox was declared eradicated, the vaccination that conferred immunity to OPV was discontinued, favoring a new contingent of susceptible individuals to OPV...
November 15, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140259/ramanomics-new-omics-disciplines-using-micro-raman-spectrometry-with-biomolecular-component-analysis-for-molecular-profiling-of-biological-structures
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REVIEW
Andrey N Kuzmin, Artem Pliss, Paras N Prasad
Modern instrumentation for Raman microspectroscopy and current techniques in analysis of spectral data provide new opportunities to study molecular interactions and dynamics at subcellular levels in biological systems. Implementation of biomolecular component analysis (BCA) to microRaman spectrometry provides basis for the emergence of Ramanomics, a new biosensing discipline with unprecedented capabilities to measure concentrations of distinct biomolecular groups in live cells and organelles. Here we review the combined use of microRaman-BCA techniques to probe absolute concentrations of proteins, DNA, RNA and lipids in single organelles of live cells...
November 15, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140125/diabetes-area-patent-participation-analysis-part-ii-years-2011-2016
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Markus Boehm, Matthew Crawford, Jamie E Moscovitz, Philip A Carpino
Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of plasma glucose. When untreated, diabetes increases the risk of developing co-morbidities such as cardiovascular disease. Several drugs, often used as part of combination therapies, have been approved to treat the disease, but these drugs will eventually fail to effectively control blood glucose levels, at which point insulin replacement therapy is required. A medical need exists for new anti-diabetic drugs that exhibit good efficacy with improved safety/toleration profiles and can be added on top of existing therapies, or that can provide additional benefits beyond glucose lowering such as pancreatic beta (β)-cell protection...
November 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140092/determinants-and-expansion-of-specificity-in-a-trichothecene-udp-glucosyltransferase-from-oryza-sativa
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Karl M Wetterhorn, Kaitlyn Gabardi, Herbert Michlmayr, Alexandra Malachova, Mark Busman, Susan Patricia McCormick, Franz Berthiller, Gerhard Adam, Ivan Rayment
Family 1 UDP-glycosyltransferases in plants (UGTs) primarily form glucose conjugates of small molecules and, besides other functions, play a role in detoxification of xenobiotics. Indeed, overexpression of a barley UGT in wheat has been shown to control Fusarium head blight, where this is a plant disease of global significance that leads to reduced crop yields and contamination with trichothecene mycotoxins such as deoxynivalenol (DON), T-2 toxin and many other structural variants. The UGT Os79 from rice has emerged as a promising candidate for inactivation of mycotoxins on account of its ability to glycosylate DON, nivalenol and hydrolyzed T-2 toxin (HT-2)...
November 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140081/the-human-milk-glycome-as-a-defense-against-infectious-diseases-rationale-challenges-and-opportunities
#16
Kelly M Craft, Steven D Townsend
Each year over 3 million people die from infectious diseases with most of these deaths being poor and young children who live in low- and middle-income countries. Infectious diseases emerge for a multitude of reasons. On the social front, reasons include a breakdown of public health standards, international travel, and immigration (for financial, civil, and social reasons). At the molecular level, the modern rise of infectious diseases is tied to the juxtaposition of drug-resistant pathogens and a lack of new antimicrobials...
November 15, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139554/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-new-strategies-to-checkmate-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Ruairi A M Wilson, T R Jeffry Evans, Alasdair R Fraser, Robert J B Nibbs
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte-Associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) or Programmed cell Death protein 1 (PD-1) receptors have demonstrated remarkable efficacy in subsets of patients with malignant disease. This emerging treatment modality holds great promise for future cancer treatment and has engaged pharmaceutical research interests in tumour immunology. While ICIs can induce rapid and durable responses in some patients, identifying predictive factors for effective clinical responses has proven challenging...
November 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139222/serological-evidence-for-the-co-circulation-of-two-lineages-of-influenza-d-viruses-in-equine-populations-of-the-midwest-united-states
#18
H Nedland, J Wollman, C Sreenivasan, M Quast, A Singrey, L Fawcett, J Christopher-Hennings, E Nelson, R S Kaushik, D Wang, F Li
Influenza D virus (IDV) is a newly described influenza type of the Orthomyxoviridae virus family that was first isolated from diseased swine in 2011 and has subsequently been detected in cattle around the world in 2014. In addition, serological evidence for IDV infection in humans has been recently established. Despite all the progress, the full range of susceptible hosts for this novel virus has yet to be determined, but includes swine, bovine, small ruminants and human. This study was designed to determine if equine is a possible host to this newly emerging influenza virus...
November 14, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138849/elevated-serum-levels-of-lipoprotein%C3%A2-associated-phospholipase%C3%A2-a2-predict-mortality-rates-in-patients-with-sepsis
#19
Zhongwei Huang, Haiyan Jiang, Xiaohui Cui, Guiwen Liang, Yu Chen, Ting Wang, Zhichao Sun, Lei Qi
Sepsis remains one of the leading contributors to mortality rates in the intensive care unit (ICU) and emergency intensive care unit (EICU). Therefore, any treatments against the agents which produce sepsis in a medical emergency, are welcome. Elevated serum levels of lipoprotein‑associated phospholipase A2 (Lp‑PLA2) have been reported in a small cohort of patients with inflammation. The present study evaluated serum levels of Lp‑PLA2 in patients with sepsis and investigated the role of Lp‑PLA2 in sepsis...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138760/cardiac-surgery-after-heart-transplantation-elective-operation-or-last-exit-strategy
#20
Johannes Goekler, Andreas Zuckermann, Emilio Osorio, Faris F Brkic, Keziban Uyanik-Uenal, Guenther Laufer, Arezu Aliabadi-Zuckermann
Background: Because of improved long-term survival after heart transplantation (HTx), late graft pathologies such as valvular disease or cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) might need surgical intervention to enhance longer survival and ensure quality of life. To this date, there exist no guidelines for indication of cardiac surgery other than retransplantation after HTx. Methods: In this retrospective, single-center study, we evaluated patients who underwent cardiac surgery after HTx at our institution...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
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