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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706608/the-effects-of-melilotus-officinalis-extract-on-expression-of-daxx-nfkb-and-vegf-genes-in-the-streptozotocin-induced-rat-model-of-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease
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Niloofar Bazazzadegan, Marzieh Dehghan Shasaltaneh, Kioomars Saliminejad, Koorosh Kamali, Mehdi Banan, Hamid Reza Khorram Khorshid
BACKGROUND: Possible mechanisms of Alzheimer Disease (AD) such as inflammation and oxidative stresses in the brain led us to investigate potential AD therapeutics of Melilotus officinalis, an herbal extract, with possible role as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agent. Among different genes which had important role in Sporadic AD (SAD), three genes including DAXX, NFkB and VEGF have shown significant statistical diversity in the brains of Alzheimer patients. METHODS: These genes were chosen to be investigated for neuroprotective effects of the extract by comparing the expression level in the hippocampus of Sporadic AD (SAD) rat model using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the treated and untreated groups...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706366/gnrh-antagonist-cetrorelix-administration-before-hcg-for-protection-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
#2
Sherif A Hebisha, Banan A Aboelazm, H N Sallam
OBJECTIVE: Studying the effect of GnRH antagonist administration on the day of hCG to cases of IVF/ICSI with estradiol level above 5000 ng/dl for protection of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. DESIGN: Prospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients undergoing controlled hyperstimulation COH, for IVF/ICSI using long agonist and E2 level on the day of hCG, are above 5000 ng/dl, 52 patients received single dose of cetrorelix 0.25 mg on the day of hCG, and 8 patients received two doses of 0...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644860/time-dependent-genetic-analysis-links-field-and-controlled-environment-phenotypes-in-the-model-c4-grass-setaria
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Max J Feldman, Rachel E Paul, Darshi Banan, Jennifer F Barrett, Jose Sebastian, Muh-Ching Yee, Hui Jiang, Alexander E Lipka, Thomas P Brutnell, José R Dinneny, Andrew D B Leakey, Ivan Baxter
Vertical growth of plants is a dynamic process that is influenced by genetic and environmental factors and has a pronounced effect on overall plant architecture and biomass composition. We have performed six controlled growth trials of an interspecific Setaria italica x Setaria viridis recombinant inbred line population to assess how the genetic architecture of plant height is influenced by developmental queues, water availability and planting density. The non-destructive nature of plant height measurements has enabled us to monitor height throughout the plant life cycle in both field and controlled environments...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639471/an-enhancer-haplotype-may-influence-bcl11a-expression-levels-and-the-response-to-hydroxyurea-in-%C3%AE-thalassemia-patients
#4
Nahal Maroofi, Azita Azarkeivan, Soosan Banihashemi, Saeid Mohammadparast, Ali Aghajanirefah, Mehdi Banan
AIM: To identify the BCL11A intron-2 enhancer linkage disequilibrium (LD) block, harboring two previously identified SNPs, associating with the hydroxyurea response in β-thalassemia patients and the functional significance of this region. MATERIALS & METHODS: Several neighboring SNPs were genotyped in our cohort. The associating LD block was identified, and its function studied in K562 erythroid cells via CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. RESULTS: A haplotype harboring three tag SNPs correlated significantly with the HU-response and BCL11A transcript levels in the patients' reticulocytes...
June 22, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634847/carbon-nanotubes-embedded-in-embryoid-bodies-direct-cardiac-differentiation
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Samad Ahadian, Shukuyo Yamada, Mehdi Estili, Xiaobin Liang, Ramin Banan Sadeghian, Ken Nakajima, Hitoshi Shiku, Tomokazu Matsue, Ali Khademhosseini
We embedded carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in mouse embryoid bodies (EBs) for modulating mechanical and electrical cues of the stem cell niche. The CNTs increased the mechanical integrity and electrical conductivity of the EBs. Measured currents for the unmodified EBs (hereafter, EBs) and the EBs-0.25 mg/mL CNTs were 0.79 and 26.3 mA, respectively, at voltage of 5 V. The EBs had a Young's modulus of 20.9 ± 6.5 kPa, whereas the Young's modulus of the EB-0.1 mg/mL CNTs was 35.2 ± 5.6 kPa. The EB-CNTs also showed lower proliferation and greater differentiation rates compared with the EBs as determined by the expression of pluripotency genes and the analysis of EB sizes...
September 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622706/electrical-stimulation-of-microengineered-skeletal-muscle-tissue-effect-of-stimulus-parameters-on-myotube-contractility-and-maturation
#6
Ramin Banan Sadeghian, Majid Ebrahimi, Sahar Salehi
Skeletal muscle tissues engineered in vitro are aneural, short in number of fibers required to function properly, and degenerate rapidly. Electrical stimulation has been widely used to compensate for such lack of neural activity, yet the relationship between the stimulation parameters and the tissue response is subject of debate. Here we study the effect of overnight electrical stimulation (training) on the contractility and maturity of aligned C2C12 myotubes developed on micropatterned gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) substrates...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604060/current-trends-and-perspectives-of-bioactive-peptides
#7
Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Byong H Lee, Deog H Oh
The remarkable growth of therapeutic peptide development in the past decade has led to a large number of market approvals and the market value is expected to hit $25 billion by 2018. This significant market increase is driven by the increasing incidences of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases and technological advancements in peptide synthesis. For this reason, the search for bioactive peptides has also increased exponentially. Many bioactive peptides from food and nonfood sources have shown positive health effects yet, obstacles such as the need to implement efficient and cost-effective strategies for industrial scale production, good manufacturing practices as well as well-designed clinical trials to provide robust evidence for supporting health claims continue to exist...
June 12, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600779/the-landscape-of-genetic-diseases-in-saudi-arabia-based-on-the-first-1000-diagnostic-panels-and-exomes
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Dorota Monies, Mohamed Abouelhoda, Moeenaldeen AlSayed, Zuhair Alhassnan, Maha Alotaibi, Husam Kayyali, Mohammed Al-Owain, Ayaz Shah, Zuhair Rahbeeni, Mohammad A Al-Muhaizea, Hamad I Alzaidan, Edward Cupler, Saeed Bohlega, Eissa Faqeih, Maha Faden, Banan Alyounes, Dyala Jaroudi, Ewa Goljan, Hadeel Elbardisy, Asma Akilan, Renad Albar, Hesham Aldhalaan, Shamshad Gulab, Aziza Chedrawi, Bandar K Al Saud, Wesam Kurdi, Nawal Makhseed, Tahani Alqasim, Heba Y El Khashab, Hamoud Al-Mousa, Amal Alhashem, Imaduddin Kanaan, Talal Algoufi, Khalid Alsaleem, Talal A Basha, Fathiya Al-Murshedi, Sameena Khan, Adila Al-Kindy, Maha Alnemer, Sami Al-Hajjar, Suad Alyamani, Hasan Aldhekri, Ali Al-Mehaidib, Rand Arnaout, Omar Dabbagh, Mohammad Shagrani, Dieter Broering, Maha Tulbah, Amal Alqassmi, Maisoon Almugbel, Mohammed AlQuaiz, Abdulaziz Alsaman, Khalid Al-Thihli, Raashda A Sulaiman, Wajeeh Al-Dekhail, Abeer Alsaegh, Fahad A Bashiri, Alya Qari, Suzan Alhomadi, Hisham Alkuraya, Mohammed Alsebayel, Muddathir H Hamad, Laszlo Szonyi, Faisal Abaalkhail, Sulaiman M Al-Mayouf, Hamad Almojalli, Khalid S Alqadi, Hussien Elsiesy, Taghreed M Shuaib, Mohammed Zain Seidahmed, Ibraheem Abosoudah, Hana Akleh, Abdulaziz AlGhonaium, Turki M Alkharfy, Fuad Al Mutairi, Wafa Eyaid, Abdullah Alshanbary, Farrukh R Sheikh, Fahad I Alsohaibani, Abdullah Alsonbul, Saeed Al Tala, Soher Balkhy, Randa Bassiouni, Ahmed S Alenizi, Maged H Hussein, Saeed Hassan, Mohamed Khalil, Brahim Tabarki, Saad Alshahwan, Amira Oshi, Yasser Sabr, Saad Alsaadoun, Mustafa A Salih, Sarar Mohamed, Habiba Sultana, Abdullah Tamim, Moayad El-Haj, Saif Alshahrani, Dalal K Bubshait, Majid Alfadhel, Tariq Faquih, Mohamed El-Kalioby, Shazia Subhani, Zeeshan Shah, Nabil Moghrabi, Brian F Meyer, Fowzan S Alkuraya
In this study, we report the experience of the only reference clinical next-generation sequencing lab in Saudi Arabia with the first 1000 families who span a wide-range of suspected Mendelian phenotypes. A total of 1019 tests were performed in the period of March 2016-December 2016 comprising 972 solo (index only), 14 duo (parents or affected siblings only), and 33 trio (index and parents). Multigene panels accounted for 672 tests, while whole exome sequencing (WES) represented the remaining 347 tests. Pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants that explain the clinical indications were identified in 34% (27% in panels and 43% in exomes), spanning 279 genes and including 165 novel variants...
August 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566978/satisfaction-with-a-2-day-communication-skills-course-culturally-tailored-for-medical-specialists-in-qatar
#9
Carma L Bylund, Khalid Alyafei, Abdelhamid Afana, Sheyma Al-Romaihi, Mohammed Yassin, Maha Elnashar, Banan Al-Arab, Abdullatif Al-Khal
OBJECTIVE: Health-care communication skills training may be particularly needed in the Arabian Gulf countries because of the variety of cultures within the physician and patient populations. This study describes the implementation and results of a communication skills training program for physicians in Qatar that assessed previous training, and effect of previous training on participants' course evaluations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a 2-day communication skills training course covering seven culturally adapted modules...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536273/metal-transporter-zip14-slc39a14-deletion-in-mice-increases-manganese-deposition-and-produces-neurotoxic-signatures-and-diminished-motor-activity
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Tolunay Beker Aydemir, Min-Hyun Kim, Jinhee Kim, Luis M Colon-Perez, Guita Banan, Thomas H Mareci, Marcelo Febo, Robert J Cousins
Mutations in human ZIP14 have been linked to symptoms of the early onset of Parkinsonism and Dystonia. This phenotype is likely related to excess manganese accumulation in the CNS. The metal transporter ZIP14 (SLC39A14) is viewed primarily as a zinc transporter that is inducible via proinflammatory stimuli. In vitro evidence shows that ZIP14 can also transport manganese. To examine a role for ZIP14 in manganese homeostasis, we used Zip14 knock-out (KO) male and female mice to conduct comparative metabolic, imaging, and functional studies...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520628/impact-of-perioperative-blood-transfusion-on-survival-among-women-with-breast-cancer
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Rashid Nadeem, Banan Turkman, Mina Cha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518025/rise-in-group-w-meningococcal-carriage-in-university-students-united-kingdom
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Neil J Oldfield, Caroline Cayrou, Mahab A K AlJannat, Ali A A Al-Rubaiawi, Luke R Green, Shehzan Dada, Oliver D Steels, Christopher Stirrup, Joe Wanford, Banan A Y Atwah, Christopher D Bayliss, David P J Turner
MenACWY conjugate vaccination was recently introduced in the United Kingdom for adolescents and young adults to reduce disease from infection by Neisseria meningitidis group W. We conducted a cross-sectional meningococcal carriage study in first-year UK university students. Despite 71% MenACWY vaccine coverage, carriage of group W increased substantially.
June 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445415/bioactive-peptides
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REVIEW
Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Deog H Oh, Byong H Lee
The increased consumer awareness of the health promoting effects of functional foods and nutraceuticals is the driving force of the functional food and nutraceutical market. Bioactive peptides are known for their high tissue affinity, specificity and efficiency in promoting health. For this reason, the search for food-derived bioactive peptides has increased exponentially. Over the years, many potential bioactive peptides from food have been documented; yet, obstacles such as the need to establish optimal conditions for industrial scale production and the absence of well-designed clinical trials to provide robust evidence for proving health claims continue to exist...
April 26, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400300/neoadjuvant-locoregional-therapy-and-recurrent-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-liver-transplantation
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Min Xu, Mb Majella Doyle, Babak Banan, Neeta Vachharajani, Xuanchuan Wang, Nael Saad, Kathryn Fowler, Elizabeth M Brunt, Yiing Lin, William C Chapman
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant locoregional therapies (LRTs) have been widely used to reduce tumor burden or to downstage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) before orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We examined the impact of LRT response on HCC recurrence after OLT. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective study of 384 patients with HCC treated by OLT. Tumor necrosis was determined by pathologic evaluation. The vascular and lymphatic vessels were localized by immunofluorescence staining in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue; expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-2 and VEGFR-3 were analyzed by Western blot...
April 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390813/bile-acids-and-bariatric-surgery
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REVIEW
Vance L Albaugh, Babak Banan, Hana Ajouz, Naji N Abumrad, Charles R Flynn
Bariatric surgery, specifically Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), are the most effective and durable treatments for morbid obesity and potentially a viable treatment for type 2 diabetes (T2D). The resolution rate of T2D following these procedures is between 40 and 80% and far surpasses that achieved by medical management alone. The molecular basis for this improvement is not entirely understood, but has been attributed in part to the altered enterohepatic circulation of bile acids...
August 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389307/de-novo-grin1-mutations-an-emerging-cause-of-severe-early-infantile-encephalopathy
#16
Yoav Zehavi, Hanna Mandel, Arie Zehavi, Muhammad Abu Rashid, Rachel Straussberg, Banan Jabur, Avraham Shaag, Orly Elpeleg, Ronen Spiegel
De novo GRIN1 mutations have recently been shown to cause severe intellectual disability, hypotonia, hyperkinetic and stereotyped movements, and epilepsy. We report two new cases of severe early onset encephalopathy associated with hyperkinetic and oculogyric-like movements, caused by mutations in the GRIN1 gene; both were identified by whole exome sequencing. One of the patients harbored the novel mutation p.Ser688Tyr and the other patient harbored the p.Gly827Arg mutation, which was previously reported in three patients...
June 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244060/burnout-and-sources-of-stress-among-medical-residents-at-hamad-medical-corporation-qatar
#17
Abdelhamid Afana, Jess Ghannam, Evelyn Y Ho, Abdullatif Al-Khal, Banan Al-Arab, Carma L Bylund
This study aimed to describe the experiences of stress and burnout and sociodemographic factors associated with dimensions of stress among medical residents at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. Medical residents participating in a stress management course were asked to complete an anonymous survey. The survey included demographic questions, the Abbreviated Maslach Inventory, and 4 open-ended questions on experiences with stress. Of the 150 residents participating in the stress management course, 142 responded to the survey, listing an average of 2...
February 21, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174468/awareness-perceptions-and-beliefs-about-physiotherapy-held-by-physicians-working-in-saudi-arabia-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Einas S Al-Eisa, Hind Al-Hoqail, Asma S Al-Rushud, Azhar Al-Harthi, Banan Al-Mass, Bashayer M Al-Harbi, Sara Al-Azzaz, Ahmad H Alghadir, Zaheen A Iqbal
[Purpose] Over the years physiotherapy has been recognized as a popular mode of treatment that decreases the disability and dependency rate of patients. However, there is still a need for its recognition in multidisciplinary health care structures. If a physician were well aware of how a physical therapist could help with treatment if patients and prevent complications, hospital patient load could be decreased to a greater extent. The aim of this study was to study the awareness, perception and beliefs of physicians working in Saudi Arabia about physiotherapy...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093610/the-new-who-2016-classification-of-brain-tumors-what-neurosurgeons-need-to-know
#19
REVIEW
Rouzbeh Banan, Christian Hartmann
BACKGROUND: The understanding of molecular alterations of tumors has severely changed the concept of classification in all fields of pathology. The availability of high-throughput technologies such as next-generation sequencing allows for a much more precise definition of tumor entities. Also in the field of brain tumors a dramatic increase of knowledge has occurred over the last years partially calling into question the purely morphologically based concepts that were used as exclusive defining criteria in the WHO 2007 classification...
March 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063408/creb-knockdown-inhibits-growth-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-through-inhibition-of-prosurvival-signals
#20
Rima Manafi Shabestari, Majid Safa, Fatemeh Alikarami, Mehdi Banan, Ahmad Kazemi
A majority of acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients overexpress CREB in the bone marrow. However, the functional significance of this up-regulation and the detailed molecular mechanism behind the regulatory effect of CREB on the growth of B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) cells has not been elucidated. We demonstrated here that CREB knockdown induced apoptosis and impaired growth of BCP-ALL NALM-6 cells which was associated with caspase activation. The gene expression levels of prosurvival signals Bcl-2, Mcl-1, Bcl-xL, survivin and XIAP were down-regulated upon CREB suppression...
March 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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