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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110414/expression-of-the-citrus-cstip2-1-gene-improves-tobacco-plant-growth-antioxidant-capacity-and-physiological-adaptation-under-stress-conditions
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Cristina P S Martins, Diana M Neves, Luciana C Cidade, Amanda F S Mendes, Delmira C Silva, Alex-Alan F Almeida, Mauricio A Coelho-Filho, Abelmon S Gesteira, Walter S Soares-Filho, Marcio G C Costa
Overexpression of the citrus CsTIP2;1 improves plant growth and tolerance to salt and drought stresses by enhancing cell expansion, H 2 O 2 detoxification and stomatal conductance. Tonoplast intrinsic proteins (TIPs) are a subfamily of aquaporins, belonging to the major intrinsic protein family. In a previous study, we have shown that a citrus TIP isoform, CsTIP2;1, is highly expressed in leaves and also transcriptionally regulated in leaves and roots by salt and drought stresses and infection by 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus', the causal agent of the Huanglongbing disease, suggesting its involvement in the regulation of the flow of water and nutrients required during both normal growth and stress conditions...
January 21, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110311/carotid-intima-media-thickness-score-positive-coronary-artery%C3%A2-calcium-score-and-incident-coronary-heart-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Joseph F Polak, Moyses Szklo, Daniel H O'Leary
BACKGROUND: Common carotid artery and internal carotid artery intima-media thicknesses (IMT) are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and increase with age. Using age, sex, and race/ethnicity IMT percentiles may improve CHD prediction when added to Framingham risk factors and coronary artery calcium score. We study these possibilities in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a multi-ethnic cohort of whites, Chinese, blacks, and Hispanics. METHODS AND RESULTS: IMT data were acquired in the age range 45 to 84 years...
January 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110310/impact-of-an-expanded-hospital-recognition-program-for-stroke-quality-of-care
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Paul A Heidenreich, Xin Zhao, Adrian F Hernandez, Lee H Schwamm, Eric Smith, Mat Reeves, Eric D Peterson, Gregg C Fonarow
BACKGROUND: In 2009, the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) program offered additional recognition if hospitals performed well on certain stroke quality measures. We sought to determine whether quality of care for all hospitals participating in GWTG-Stroke improved with this expanded recognition program. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined hospital-level performance on 6 quality of care (process) measures and 1 defect-free composite quality measure for stroke following expansion of the existing performance measure recognition program...
January 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110202/choline-based-imaging-of-prostate-cancer-with-combined-18-f-fluorocholine-pet-and-1-h-mr-spectroscopy-by-means-of-integrated-pet-mri
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Axel Wetter, Johannes Grüneisen, Klaus Fliessbach, Susanne Lütje, Benedikt Schaarschmidt, Lale Umutlu
PURPOSE: To evaluate integrated PET/MRI/(1)H MR spectroscopy in patients with prostate cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Data analysis comprised calculations of correlations of standardized uptake values (SUVs) and ratios of (choline+creatine)/citrate as well as of single metabolite values and a logistic regression analysis of PET data and MR spectroscopy data in 22 patients. RESULTS: SUVmean and integral values of choline correlated significantly in tumors...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110175/ketogenic-diet-therapy-for-epilepsy-during-pregnancy-a-case-series
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Elles J T M van der Louw, Tanya J Williams, Bobbie J Henry-Barron, Joanne F Olieman, Johannes J Duvekot, Marijn J Vermeulen, Natalja Bannink, Monique Williams, Rinze F Neuteboom, Eric H Kossoff, Coriene E Catsman-Berrevoets, Mackenzie C Cervenka
PURPOSE: Evaluation of ketogenic diet (KD) therapies for seizure control during pregnancy when safety and appropriate management become considerations. Until now, no information has been available on seizure reduction and human pregnancy related outcomes in women treated with KD therapies. METHOD: We describe two cases of pregnant women with epilepsy treated with KD therapy either as monotherapy (Case 1) or as adjunctive therapy (Case 2). RESULTS: Case 1: A 27 year old woman, gravida1, started the classic KD with medium chain triglyceride (MCT) emulsion and 75g carbohydrate-restriction, later reduced to 47g...
December 26, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110155/first-in-man-study-with-a-novel-pegylated-recombinant-human-insulin-like-growth-factor-i
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H Kletzl, A Guenther, A Höflich, C Höflich, J Frystyk, R F Staack, E Schick, C Wandel, N Bleich, F Metzger
OBJECTIVE: This study is a first time assessment of safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of RO5046013 in human, in comparison with unmodified rhIGF-I. DESIGN: The study was conducted as a single-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, single ascending dose, parallel group study in a clinical research unit in France. A total of 62 healthy volunteers participated in this clinical trial. RO5046013 was given as single subcutaneous injection, or as intravenous infusion over 48h, at ascending dose levels...
January 10, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109957/adoptive-transfer-of-mrna-transfected-t-cells-redirected-against-diabetogenic-cd8%C3%A2-t-cells-can-prevent-diabetes
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Sigal Fishman, Mark D Lewis, L Khai Siew, Evy De Leenheer, Dimitri Kakabadse, Joanne Davies, Doron Ziv, Alon Margalit, Nathan Karin, Gideon Gross, F Susan Wong
Chimeric major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules supplemented with T cell receptor (TCR) signaling motifs function as activation receptors and can redirect gene-modified T cells against pathogenic CD8 T cells. We have shown that β2 microglobulin (β2m) operates as a universal signaling component of MHC-I molecules when fused with the CD3-ζ chain. Linking the H-2K(d)-binding insulin B chain peptide insulin B chain, amino acids 15-23 (InsB15-23) to the N terminus of β2m/CD3-ζ, redirected polyclonal CD8 T cells against pathogenic CD8 T cells in a peptide-specific manner in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109946/novel-indolin-2-one-based-sulfonamides-as-carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitors-synthesis-in%C3%A2-vitro-biological-evaluation-against-carbonic-anhydrases-isoforms-i-ii-iv-and-vii-and-molecular-docking-studies
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Wagdy M Eldehna, Ghada H Al-Ansary, Silvia Bua, Alessio Nocentini, Paola Gratteri, Ayman Altoukhy, Hazem Ghabbour, Hanaa Y Ahmed, Claudiu T Supuran
Herein we present the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of three different series of novel sulfonamides (3a-f, 6a-f and 9a-f) incorporating substituted indolin-2-one moieties (as tails) linked to benzenesulfonamide (as zinc anchoring moieties) through aminoethyl or (4-oxothiazolidin-2-ylidene)aminoethyl linkers. The synthesized sulfonamides were evaluated in vitro for their inhibitory activity against the following human (h) carbonic anhydrase (hCA, EC 4.2.1.1) isoforms, hCA I, II, IV and VII. All these isoforms were inhibited by the sulfonamides reported here in variable degrees...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109944/synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-dynamics-md-simulation-studies-of-three-novel-f-18-labeled-and-focal-adhesion-kinase-fak-targeted-5-bromo-pyrimidines-as-radiotracers-for-tumor
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Yu Fang, Dawei Wang, Xingyu Xu, Jianping Liu, Aiqin Wu, Xiang Li, Qianqian Xue, Huan Wang, Hang Wang, Huabei Zhang
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is considered as an attractive target for oncology. A series of F-18 labeled 5-bromo-N(2)-(4-(2-fluoro-pegylated (FPEG))-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N(4)-(4-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidine-2,4-diamine derivatives were prepared and evaluated as the FAK targeted radiotracers for the early diagnoses of tumor. For the study of the FAK targeted drug molecules, this was the first attempt to develop the tumor diagnostic imaging agents on the radiopharmaceutical level. They inhibited the activity of FAK with IC50 in the range of 91...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109920/myocardial-blood-flow-and-inflammatory%C3%A2-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Matthew J Kruse, Lara Kovell, Edward K Kasper, Martin G Pomper, David R Moller, Lilja Solnes, Edward S Chen, Thomas H Schindler
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the effects of inflammatory sarcoid disease on coronary circulatory function and the response to immune-suppressive treatment. BACKGROUND: Although positron emission tomography assessment of myocardial inflammation is increasingly applied to identify active cardiac sarcoidosis, its effect on coronary flow and immune-suppressive treatment remains to be characterized. METHODS: Thirty-two individuals who were referred for positron emission tomography/computed tomography were evaluated for known or suspected cardiac sarcoidosis applying (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose to determine inflammation and (13)N-ammonia to assess for perfusion deficits following a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet and fasting state >12 h to suppress myocardial glucose uptake...
January 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109915/ethnobotanical-survey-of-medicinal-plants-used-in-the-traditional-treatment-of-diabetes-in-chtouka-ait-baha-and-tiznit-western-anti-atlas-morocco
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M Barkaoui, A Katiri, H Boubaker, F Msanda
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In Morocco, diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem with more than 1.5 million cases in 2014. Medicinal plants are widely used by the Moroccan population to treat the illness. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this work is to make an inventory of plant species used in folk medicine for the management of diabetes in Chtouka Ait Baha and Tiznit provinces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The survey was carried out by means of semi-structured questionnaires...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109862/twist-drill-procedure-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-evacuation-an-analysis-of-predictors-for-treatment-success
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F Jablawi, H Kweider, O Nikoubashman, H Clusmann, G A Schubert
BACKGROUND: Twist drill craniostomy (TDC) is a "minimally invasive" and cost-effective technique to treat chronic subdural hematomas (CSDH). Predictors for treatment success such as imaging characteristics, hematoma volume, and drainage volume - are not established, thus they are purpose of this analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated all data of CSDH patients undergoing TDC in our institution between January 2010 and December 2013. We analyzed imaging characteristics (extension and composition), volumetrically calculated pre- and postoperative hematoma volumes, measured drainage volume, and clinical course...
January 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109774/a-tomatinase-like-enzyme-acts-as-a-virulence-factor-in-the-wheat-pathogen-fusarium-graminearum
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Jason Carere, Aurélie H Benfield, Mélodie Ollivier, Chunji J Liu, Kemal Kazan, Donald M Gardiner
During their interactions with plants, fungal pathogens employ large numbers of pathogenesis- associated molecules including secreted effectors and enzymes that can degrade various defence compounds. However, in many cases, in planta targets of pathogen-produced enzymes remain unknown. We identified a gene in the wheat pathogen Fusarium graminearum, encoding a putative enzyme that shows 84% sequence identity to FoTom1, a tomatinase produced by the tomato pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. In F...
January 18, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109770/modulation-of-the-antibiotic-activity-against-multidrug-resistant-strains-of-coumarins-isolated-from-rutaceae-species
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Sara A L Madeiro, Nathalie H P B Borges, Augusto L Souto, Pedro T R de Figueiredo, José P Siqueira-Junior, Josean F Tavares
The first occurrences and dissemination of resistant microorganisms led to the inefficacy of many antibiotics, available in the market nowadays, therefore, the search for new substances with antimicrobial activity from natural sources has gained a great importance. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the antibacterial activity and modulation of drug resistance in Staphylococcus aureus by coumarins such as bergapten, xantotoxin, isopimpinellin and imperatorin obtained from two Rutaceae species (Metrodorea mollis and Pilocarpus spicatus)...
January 18, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109723/octogenarian-parkinsonism-clinicopathological-observations
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Ali H Rajput, Emma F Rajput
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder for which old age is the best known risk. The proportion of elderly in the world is increasing, resulting in larger pool of people at risk for Parkinson's disease. Several other neurodegenerative disorders also produce Parkinson syndrome. Distinguishing between those variants is only possible with pathological examination of brain. No autopsy confirmed study of 80 years and older onset in parkinsonism cases has been reported...
January 12, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109700/a-low-energy-set-up-for-gamma-ray-spectrometry-of-norm-tailored-to-the-needs-of-a-secondary-smelting-facility
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G Lutter, I Vandael Schreurs, T Croymans, W Schroeyers, S Schreurs, M Hult, G Marissens, H Stroh, F Tzika
A measurement station dedicated for quantitative radiological characterisation of naturally occurring radionuclides in a metallurgical company and based on gamma-ray spectrometry was developed. The station is intended for performing quality control of final non-ferrous metal products and for radiological checks of incoming materials. A low-background point-contact HPGe-detector was used and the signal was split in two branches to enable collecting simultaneously spectra with high amplification (for gamma-ray energies below 250keV) and low amplification...
December 27, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109648/corrigendum-to-3rd-eso-esmo-international-consensus-guidelines-for-advanced-breast-cancer-abc-3-breast-31-february-2017-244-259
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F Cardoso, A Costa, E Senkus, M Aapro, F André, C H Barrios, J Bergh, G Bhattacharyya, L Biganzoli, M J Cardoso, L Carey, D Corneliussen-James, G Curigliano, V Dieras, N El Saghir, A Eniu, L Fallowfield, D Fenech, P Francis, K Gelmon, A Gennari, N Harbeck, C Hudis, B Kaufman, I Krop, M Mayer, H Meijer, S Mertz, S Ohno, O Pagani, E Papadopoulos, F Peccatori, F Penault-Llorca, M J Piccart, J Y Pierga, H Rugo, L Shockney, G Sledge, S Swain, C Thomssen, A Tutt, D Vorobiof, B Xu, L Norton, E Winer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109632/the-american-college-of-radiology-and-the-american-brachytherapy-society-practice-parameter-for-transperineal-permanent-brachytherapy-of-prostate-cancer
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Nathan H J Bittner, Peter F Orio, Gregory S Merrick, Bradley R Prestidge, Alan Charles Hartford, Seth A Rosenthal
Transperineal permanent brachytherapy is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with organ-confined prostate cancer. Careful adherence to established brachytherapy standards has been shown to improve the likelihood of procedural success and reduce the incidence of treatment-related morbidity. A collaborative effort of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) has produced practice parameters for LDR prostate brachytherapy. These practice parameters define the qualifications and responsibilities of all the involved personnel, including the radiation oncologist, physicist and dosimetrist...
January 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109601/effects-of-rumen-protected-capsicum-oleoresin-on-immune-responses-in-dairy-cows-intravenously-challenged-with-lipopolysaccharide
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J Oh, M Harper, F Giallongo, D M Bravo, E H Wall, A N Hristov
The objective of this experiment was to investigate the effects of rumen-protected Capsicum oleoresin (RPC) on productivity and immune responses including feed intake, milk yield and composition, white and red blood cells, lipid peroxidation, and blood concentration of cortisol, haptoglobin, glucose, and insulin in lactating dairy cows experimentally challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The experiment was a replicated 3 × 3 Latin square design with 9 multiparous Holstein cows in three 28-d periods. Treatments were 0 (control), 100, and 200 mg of RPC/cow per day, mixed with small portions of the total mixed ration and top-dressed...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109242/local-spin-dynamics-of-iron-oxide-magnetic-nanoparticles-dispersed-in-different-solvents-with-variable-size-and-shape-a-1-h-nmr-study
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M Basini, T Orlando, P Arosio, M F Casula, D Espa, S Murgia, C Sangregorio, C Innocenti, A Lascialfari
Colloidal magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) based on a nearly monodisperse iron oxide core and capped by oleic acid have been used as model systems for investigating the superparamagnetic spin dynamics by means of magnetometry measurements and nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) relaxometry. The key magnetic properties (saturation magnetization, coercive field, and frequency dependent "blocking" temperature) of MNPs with different core size (3.5 nm, 8.5 nm, and 17.5 nm), shape (spherical and cubic), and dispersant (hexane and water-based formulation) have been determined...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
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