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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421534/immune-alterations-in-cd8-t-cells-are-associated-with-neuronal-c-c-and-c-x-c-chemokine-receptor-regulation-through-adenosine-a2a-receptor-signaling-in-a-btbr-t-itpr3-tf-j-autistic-mouse-model
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Sheikh F Ahmad, Mushtaq A Ansari, Ahmed Nadeem, Saleh A Bakheet, Raish Mohammad, Sabry M Attia
Associative studies on a range of neurodevelopmental disorders have identified relationships between behavioral deficits and immune system function. The BTBR T(+) Itpr3(tf)/J (BTBR) mouse strain displays aberrant characteristics in its social behavior and immune responses, providing a significant opportunity to examine the relationship between behavior and the immune system. This study investigated the influence of adenosine A2A receptor activity on C-C and C-X-C chemokine receptors involved in autism in the BTBR mouse model...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406770/frequency-and-antibiogram-of-isolates-from-surgical-units-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-quetta
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Maria Mushtaq Gill, Muhammad Junaid Khan, Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Sarfraz Khan Janjua
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and antibiogram of the isolates from infected patients in surgical units of a tertiary care hospital. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Microbiology, Combined Military Hospital, Quetta, from March to October 2015. METHODOLOGY: Clinical samples from the surgical units received in Department of Microbiology for culture and sensitivity were analyzed by Gram stain, culture and biochemical tests for identification of the isolates; and the antibiotic susceptibility was determined by modified Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405866/ethnoveterinary-health-management-practices-using-medicinal-plants-in-south-asia-a-review
#3
Shanoo Suroowan, Faisal Javeed, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, Mehwish Jamil Noor, Sadaf Kayani, Ali Javed, Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally
Animal rearing is the major occupation of most population of South Asian countries. Due to lack of resources and limited approach to modern medicine, most of the livestock raisers prefer to use plant-based traditional medicine also referred to as ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM). Indeed, the use of medicinal plants in South Asia dates back to several centuries with documented evidences. However, there is currently a dearth of documentation and compilation of use of medicinal plants for animal diseases in this part of the world...
April 12, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400238/novel-bioactive-molecules-from-lentzea-violacea-strain-as-08-using-one-strain-many-compounds-osmac-approach
#4
Aehtesham Hussain, Muzafar A Rather, Mohd S Dar, Mushtaq A Aga, Nisar Ahmad, Aabid Manzoor, Arem Qayum, Aiyatullah Shah, Saleem Mushtaq, Zahoor Ahmad, Qazi P Hassan
A new eudesmane sesquiterpenoid (1), and a new homologue of virginiae butanolide E (2) along with butyl isobutyl phthalate (3) were isolated from, actinomycete-Lentzea violacea strain AS08 isolated from north western Himalayas by stressing on modified one strain-many compounds (OSMAC) method. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses including 1D, 2D NMR along with HR-ESI-MS and FT-IR data. Herein, a distinctive method was added for inspecting secretory profile of the strain by quantification of extract value of cell free supernatant in different types of culture media fallowed by HPLC profiling of respective extracts, which revealed a highly altered metabolic profile of the strain and formed the base for the selection of media...
March 25, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397649/support-and-assessment-for-fall-emergency-referrals-safer-2-a-cluster-randomised-trial-and-systematic-review-of-clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-new-protocols-for-emergency-ambulance-paramedics-to-assess-older-people-following-a-fall-with-referral
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Helen A Snooks, Rebecca Anthony, Robin Chatters, Jeremy Dale, Rachael Fothergill, Sarah Gaze, Mary Halter, Ioan Humphreys, Marina Koniotou, Phillipa Logan, Ronan Lyons, Suzanne Mason, Jon Nicholl, Julie Peconi, Ceri Phillips, Judith Phillips, Alison Porter, A Niroshan Siriwardena, Graham Smith, Alun Toghill, Mushtaq Wani, Alan Watkins, Richard Whitfield, Lynsey Wilson, Ian T Russell
BACKGROUND: Emergency calls are frequently made to ambulance services for older people who have fallen, but ambulance crews often leave patients at the scene without any ongoing care. We evaluated a new clinical protocol which allowed paramedics to assess older people who had fallen and, if appropriate, refer them to community-based falls services. OBJECTIVES: To compare outcomes, processes and costs of care between intervention and control groups; and to understand factors which facilitate or hinder use...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387864/psychometric-properties-of-fagerstr%C3%A3-m-test-for-nicotine-dependence-for-smokeless-tobacco-users-ftnd-st
#6
Nasir Mushtaq, Laura Beebe
Introduction: Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) is the most commonly used measure of dependence among tobacco users. Psychometric properties of FTND have been validated among cigarette smokers, but the reliability and validity of its variant for smokeless tobacco (ST) users (FTND-ST) is not well documented. The objective of the present study is to evaluate reliability, construct validity, and structure model of FTND-ST. Methods: Data from 95 exclusive ST users living in Oklahoma were used for this study...
April 6, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380217/synthesis-of-some-unique-carbamate-derivatives-bearing-2-furoyl-1-piperazine-as-a-valuable-therapeutic-agents
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Athar Abbasi, Ghulam Hussain, Aziz Ur Rehman, Zahra Siddiqui, Adnan Ali Shah, Arif Lodhi, Ali Khan, Muhammad Ashraf, Qurat Ul Ain, Irshad Ahmad, Rabia Malik, Muhammad Shahid, Zahid Mushtaq
The aim of the research work was to synthesize different biologically active carbamate derivatives bearing 2-furoyl-1-piperazine and having modest toxicity. The synthesis was completed as a multiple sequence. The structural confirmation of all the synthesized compounds was obtained by EI-MS, IR and 1H-NMR spectral data. The enzyme inhibition and antibacterial potential of the synthesized compounds was evaluated. To find the utility of the prepared compounds as possible therapeutic agents their cytotoxicity was also checked...
2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368585/exploring-derivatives-of-quinazoline-alkaloid-l-vasicine-as-cap-groups-in-the-design-and-biological-mechanistic-evaluation-of-novel-antitumor-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors
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Mudassier Ahmad, Mushtaq A Aga, Javeed Ahmad Bhat, Brijesh Kumar, Abdul Rouf, Neena Capalash, Mubashir Javeed Mintoo, Ashok Kumar, Priya Mahajan, Dilip Manikrao Mondhe, Amit Nargotra, Parduman Raj Sharma, Mohmmad Afzal Zargar, Ram A Vishwakarma, Bhahwal Ali Shah, Subhash Chandra Taneja, Abid Hamid
l-Vasicine is a quinazoline alkaloid with an electron dense ring and additional functionalities in its structure. Employing target oriented synthesis (TOS) based on in silico studies, molecules with significant docking scores containing different derivatives of l-vasicine as caps were synthesized. Interestingly, one molecule, i.e., 4a, which contained 3-hyroxypyrrolidine as a cap group and a six carbon long aliphatic chain as a linker was found to inhibit HDACs. 4a showed more specificity toward class I HDAC isoforms...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367482/data-on-optimization-of-expression-and-purification-of-aimp2-dx2-protein-in-escherichia-coli
#9
Roshan Jha, Hye Young Cho, Ameeq Ul Mushtaq, Kiho Lee, Dae Gyu Kim, Sunghoon Kim, Young Ho Jeon
AIMP2-DX2 is a splicing variant of AIMP2 protein which has been implicated in human lung cancer and chemoresistance of ovarian cancer (J.W. Choi, D.G. Kim, A.E. Lee, H.R. Kim, J.Y. Lee, N.H. Kwon, et al., 2011; J.W. Choi, J.W. Lee, J.K. Kim, H.K. Jeon, J.J. Choi, D.G. Kim, et al., 2012) [1,2]. We have shown, here, the data for the expression of AIMP2-DX2 protein in Escherichia coli and optimization of the critical steps in purification of AIMP2-DX2. The data described here has been successfully used to get a maximum yield of highly pure AIMP2-DX2 for subsequent characterization of its biophysical property in: "Purification and biophysical characterization of the AIMP2-DX2 protein" (R...
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361860/do-mrps18-2-and-rb-proteins-cooperate-to-control-cell-stemness-and-differentiation-preventing-cancer-development
#10
E Kashuba, M Mushtaq
In childhood tumors, including retinoblastoma, osteosarcoma, and neuroblastoma, the RB-E2F1 pathway is inactivated, as a rule. These tumors arise from precursor cells that fail to undergo the terminal differentiation. Noteworthy, the RB1-encoded protein (RB) does not control the cell cycle in embryonic stem cells. It has not been yet well understood how RB controls cell stemness and differentiation. The question arises why "inactive" RB is required for the survival and stemness of cells? Recently, we have found that overexpression of the RB-binding protein MRPS18-2 (S18-2) in primary fibroblasts leads to their immortalization, which is accompanied by the induction of embryonic stem cell markers and, eventually, malignant transformation...
March 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345174/overall-evaluability-of-low-dose-protocol-for-computed-tomography-angiography-of-thoracic-aorta-using-80%C3%A2-kv-and-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-using-different-concentration-contrast-media
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Andrea Daniele Annoni, Maria E Mancini, Daniele Andreini, Alberto Formenti, Saima Mushtaq, Enrica Nobili, Marco Guglielmo, Andrea Baggiano, Edoardo Conte, Mauro Pepi
INTRODUCTION: Multidetector Computed Tomography Angiography (MDCTA) is presently the imaging modality of choice for aortic disease. However, the effective radiation dose and the risk related to the use of contrast agents associated with MDCTA is an issue of concern. Aim of this study was to assess image quality of a low dose ECG-gated MDCTA of thoracic aorta using different concentration contrast media without tailored injection protocol. METHODS: Two-hundred patients were randomised into four different scan protocols: Group A (Iodixanol 320 and 80 Kvp tube voltage), Group B (Iodixanol 320 and 100 Kvp tube voltage), Group C (Iomeprol 400 and 80 Kvp tube voltage) and Group D (Iomeprol 400 and 100 Kvp tube voltage)...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334290/field-evolved-resistance-of-bemisia-tabaci-hemiptera-aleyrodidae-to-carbodiimide-and-neonicotinoids-in-pakistan
#12
Mushtaq Ahmad, Rashid A Khan
The evolution of resistance to carbodiimide (a toxic metabolite of diafenthiuron) and four neonicotinoids imidacloprid, acetamiprid, thiamethoxam, and thiacloprid in the Pakistani populations of sweetpotato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Gennadius) was monitored from 1996 to 2015 using a leaf-dip bioassay. Diafenthiuron, imidacloprid, and acetamiprid were introduced into Pakistani agriculture in mid-1990s and heavily used since then, because B. tabaci resistance and consequently control failures to conventional insecticides such as organophosphates, carbamates, and pyrethroids were widespread during the 1990s...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333319/wck-4234-a-novel-diazabicyclooctane-potentiating-carbapenems-against-enterobacteriaceae-pseudomonas-and-acinetobacter-with-class-a-c-and-d-%C3%AE-lactamases
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Shazad Mushtaq, Anna Vickers, Neil Woodford, David M Livermore
Background: Several diazabicyclooctanes (DBOs) are under development as inhibitors of class A and C β-lactamases. Inhibition of OXA (class D) carbapenemases is variable, with those of Acinetobacter spp. remaining notably resistant. We describe a novel DBO, WCK 4234 (Wockhardt), with distinctive activity against OXA carbapenemases. Methods: MICs of imipenem and meropenem were determined by CLSI agar dilution with WCK 4234 added at 4 or 8 mg/L. Test organisms were clinical Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa with carbapenemases or carbapenem resistance via porin loss plus AmpC or ESBL activity...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332491/corrigendum-endocytic-recycling-protein-ehd1-regulates-primary-cilia-morphogenesis-and-shh-signaling-during-neural-tube-development
#14
Sohinee Bhattacharyya, Mark A Rainey, Priyanka Arya, Bhopal C Mohapatra, Insha Mushtaq, Samikshan Dutta, Manju George, Matthew D Storck, Rodney D McComb, David Muirhead, Gordon L Todd, Karen Gould, Kaustubh Datta, Janee Gelineau-van Waes, Vimla Band, Hamid Band
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331956/enzyme-assisted-supercritical-fluid-extraction-an-alternative-and-green-technology-for-non-extractable-polyphenols
#15
Muhammad Mushtaq, Bushra Sultana, Sumia Akram, Farooq Anwar, Ahmad Adnan, Syed S H Rizvi
This contribution proposes an enzyme-assisted eco-friendly process for the extraction of non-extractable polyphenols (NEPPs) from black tea leftover (BTLO), an underutilized tea waste. BTLO hydrolyzed with various enzyme formulations was extracted using supercritical carbon dioxide and ethanol as co-solvent (SC-CO2 + EtOH). A conventional solvent extraction (CSE) was performed using EtOH + H2O (80:20, v/v) for comparison purposes. The results revealed that hydrolysis of BTLO with 2.9% (w/w) kemzyme at 45 °C and pH 5...
March 22, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319023/isolated-bilateral-simplex-ureteric-ectopia-bladder-capacity-as-an-indicator-of-continence-outcome
#16
Vasilis Stavrinides, Paul Charlesworth, Dan Wood, Divyesh Desai, Abraham Cherian, Imran Mushtaq, Peter Cuckow, Naima Smeulders
INTRODUCTION: Isolated bilateral simplex ectopic ureters (BSEUs) are rare but pose a therapeutic challenge: ureteric reimplantation alone does not accomplish continence in all. Identifying the patients needing additional procedures for continence early could prevent multiple operations. OBJECTIVE: Potential preoperative indicators for postoperative continence are explored in eight BSEU girls without cloacal, anorectal, or spinal anomalies. STUDY DESIGN: With institutional approval, all patients with BSEU between 1985 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317956/efficient-bioremediation-of-radioactive-iodine-using-biogenic-gold-nanomaterial-containing-radiation-resistant-bacterium-deinococcus-radiodurans-r1
#17
Mi Hee Choi, Sun-Wook Jeong, Ha Eun Shim, Seong-Jae Yun, Sajid Mushtaq, Dae Seong Choi, Beom-Su Jang, Jung Eun Yang, Yong Jun Choi, Jongho Jeon
We herein report a new bioremediation method using a radiation-resistant bacterium. Biogenic gold nanomaterial-containing Deinococcus radiodurans R1 showed excellent capability for the removal of radioactive iodine (>99%) in several aqueous solutions. These observations demonstrated that our remediation system would be efficiently applied to the treatment of radioactive wastes.
March 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303480/erratum-to-use-of-fentanyl-in-adolescents-with-clinically-severe-obesity-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-a-pilot-study
#18
Janelle D Vaughns, Victoria C Ziesenitz, Elaine F Williams, Alvina Mushtaq, Ricarda Bachmann, Gisela Skopp, Johanna Weiss, Gerd Mikus, Johannes N van den Anker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302422/paramedic-assessment-of-older-adults-after-falls-including-community-care-referral-pathway-cluster-randomized-trial
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Helen A Snooks, Rebecca Anthony, Robin Chatters, Jeremy Dale, Rachael T Fothergill, Sarah Gaze, Mary Halter, Ioan Humphreys, Marina Koniotou, Phillipa Logan, Ronan A Lyons, Suzanne Mason, Jon Nicholl, Julie Peconi, Ceri Phillips, Alison Porter, Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena, Mushtaq Wani, Alan Watkins, Lynsey Wilson, Ian T Russell
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We aim to determine clinical and cost-effectiveness of a paramedic protocol for the care of older people who fall. METHODS: We undertook a cluster randomized trial in 3 UK ambulance services between March 2011 and June 2012. We included patients aged 65 years or older after an emergency call for a fall, attended by paramedics based at trial stations. Intervention paramedics could refer the patient to a community-based falls service instead of transporting the patient to the emergency department...
March 13, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294049/in-silico-analysis-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-and-ligand-based-virtual-screening-for-identification-of-novel-ampk-activators
#20
Ammarah Ghaffar, Sidra Batool, Gohar Mushtaq, Muhammad Amjad Kamal
BACKGROUND: Adenosine-Monophosphate-Activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a conserved kinase that plays an important role in maintaining the homeostasis of cells. AMPK activation has a positive impact on treatment of diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancer as well. This observation led to the development of AMPK activators. Certain naturally occurring compounds have also been known to activate AMPK. METHOD: In this study, we retrieved the AMPK activators that includes chemical drugs, xenobiotics and natural compounds and analyzed their interactions with AMPK via docking studies...
March 9, 2017: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
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