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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323003/pulsed-or-continuous-electromagnetic-field-induce-p53-p21-mediated-apoptotic-signaling-pathway-in-mouse-spermatogenic-cells-in-vitro-and-thus-may-affect-male-fertility
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Przemyslaw Solek, Lena Majchrowicz, Dominika Bloniarz, Ewelina Krotoszynska, Marek Koziorowski
The impact of electromagnetic field (EMF) on the human health and surrounding environment is a common topic investigated over the years. A significant increase in the electromagnetic field concentration arouses public concern about the long-term effects of EMF on living organisms associated with many aspects. In the present study, we investigated the effects of pulsed and continuous electromagnetic field (PEMF/CEMF) on mouse spermatogenic cell lines (GC-1 spg and GC-2 spd) in terms of cellular and biochemical features in vitro...
March 16, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315656/expression-of-odc1-spd-spm-and-azin1-in-the-hypothalamus-ovary-and-uterus-during-rat-estrous-cycle
#2
Joseph R D Fernandes, Sammit Jain, Arnab Banerjee
The aim of the present study was to investigate variation in the expression pattern of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC1), spermine (SPM), spermidine (SPD) and antizyme inhibitor (AZIN1) in hypothalamus, ovary and uterus during the estrous cycle of rats. Further, to understand any correlation between polyamines and GnRH I expression in hypothalamus; effect of putrescine treatment on GnRH I expression in hypothalamus and progesterone and estradiol levels in serum were investigated. The study also aims in quantifying all the immunohistochemistry images obtained based on pixel counting algorithm to yield the relative pixel count...
March 15, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315190/posterior-superior-mesenteric-artery-sma-first-approach-vs-standard-pancreaticoduodenectomy-in-patients-with-resectable-periampullary-cancers-a-prospective-comparison-focusing-on-circumferential-resection-margins
#3
Sujoy Pal, Joseph George, Anand Narayan Singh, Sandeep Mathur, Nihar Ranjan Dash, Pramod Garg, Peush Sahni, T K Chattopadhyay
BACKGROUND: The 'SMA-first' (P-SMA) pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) allows dissection directly on the right lateral aspect of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) which may decrease circumferential resection margin (CRM) positivity. This comparative study between standard PD (sPD) and P-SMA approach was planned focusing on CRM involvement. METHODS: This was a prospective study comparing consecutive patients with resectable periampullary cancers (PACA) undergoing PD using the standard or P-SMA approach...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302173/squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-from-chronic-sacrococcygeal-pilonidal-disease-a-case-report
#4
Nick Michalopoulos, Konstantinos Sapalidis, Styliani Laskou, Evangelia Triantafyllou, Georgia Raptou, Isaak Kesisoglou
BACKGROUND: Sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease is a chronic, well-recognized entity, characterized by the recurrent formation of an abscess or draining sinus over the sacrococcygeal area. It is one of the most common surgical problems. Rarely, chronic inflammation and recurrent disease leads to malignant transformation, most commonly to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an extremely unusual case of SCC developing in a 60-year-old patient with a chronic pilonidal sinus complicated by an anal fistula...
March 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300404/structural-basis-of-small-molecule-aggregate-induced-inhibition-of-a-protein-protein-interaction
#5
Jonathan M Blevitt, Michael D Hack, Krystal L Herman, Paul F Jackson, Paul J Krawczuk, Alec D Lebsack, Annie X Liu, Taraneh Mirzadegan, Marina I Nelen, Aaron N Patrick, Stefan Steinbacher, Marcos E Milla, Kevin J Lumb
A prevalent observation in high-throughput screening and drug discovery programs is the inhibition of protein function by small-molecule compound aggregation. Here, we present the X-ray structural description of aggregation-based inhibition of a protein-protein interaction involving tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα). An ordered conglomerate of an aggregating small-molecule inhibitor (JNJ525) induces a quaternary structure switch of TNFα that inhibits the protein-protein interaction between TNFα and TNFα receptors...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282810/neuropathological-staging-of-brain-pathology-in-sporadic-parkinson-s-disease-separating-the-wheat-from-the-chaff
#6
Heiko Braak, Kelly Del Tredici
A relatively small number of especially susceptible nerve cell types within multiple neurotransmitter systems of the human central, peripheral, and enteric nervous systems (CNS, PNS, ENS) become involved in the degenerative process underlying sporadic Parkinson's disease (sPD). The six-stage model we proposed for brain pathology related to sPD (Neurobiol Aging 2003) was a retrospective study of incidental and clinically diagnosed cases performed on unconventionally thick tissue sections (100 μm) from a large number of brain regions...
2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261570/human-salivary-protein-histatin-5-has-potent-bactericidal-activity-against-eskape-pathogens
#7
Han Du, Sumant Puri, Andrew McCall, Hannah L Norris, Thomas Russo, Mira Edgerton
ESKAPE (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanni, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species) pathogens have characteristic multiple-drug resistance and cause an increasing number of nosocomial infections worldwide. Peptide-based therapeutics to treat ESKAPE infections might be an alternative to conventional antibiotics. Histatin 5 (Hst 5) is a salivary cationic histidine-rich peptide produced only in humans and higher primates. It has high antifungal activity against Candida albicans through an energy-dependent, non-lytic process; but its bactericidal effects are less known...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261254/interaction-of-polyamines-abscisic-acid-nitric-oxide-and-hydrogen-peroxide-under-chilling-stress-in-tomato-lycopersicon-esculentum-mill-seedlings
#8
Qiannan Diao, Yongjun Song, Dongmei Shi, Hongyan Qi
Polyamines (PAs) play a vital role in the responses of higher plants to abiotic stresses. However, only a limited number of studies have examined the interplay between PAs and signal molecules. The aim of this study was to elucidate the cross-talk among PAs, abscisic acid (ABA), nitric oxide (NO), and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) under chilling stress conditions using tomato seedlings [(Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) cv. Moneymaker]. The study showed that during chilling stress (4°C; 0, 12, and 24 h), the application of spermidine (Spd) and spermine (Spm) elevated NO and H2O2 levels, enhanced nitrite reductase (NR), nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-like, and polyamine oxidase activities, and upregulated LeNR relative expression, but did not influence LeNOS1 expression...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257499/deacetylation-of-sialic-acid-by-esterases-potentiates-pneumococcal-neuraminidase-activity-for-mucin-utilization-colonization-and-virulence
#9
Hasan F Kahya, Peter W Andrew, Hasan Yesilkaya
Pneumococcal neuraminidase is a key enzyme for sequential deglycosylation of host glycans, and plays an important role in host survival, colonization, and pathogenesis of infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. One of the factors that can affect the activity of neuraminidase is the amount and position of acetylation present in its substrate sialic acid. We hypothesised that pneumococcal esterases potentiate neuraminidase activity by removing acetylation from sialic acid, and that will have a major effect on pneumococcal survival on mucin, colonization, and virulence...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245522/inflammatory-cytokines-compromise-pd-1-mediated-t-cell-suppression-in-inflammatory-arthritis-through-upregulation-of-soluble-pd-1
#10
Davide Bommarito, Christopher Hall, Leonie S Taams, Valerie M Corrigall
The Programmed Cell Death 1 (PD-1) receptor plays a major role in regulating T cell activation. Our aim was to determine how inflammation influences PD-1-mediated T cell suppression. Flow cytometry analysis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) synovial fluid (SF) mononuclear cells showed an increase in the percentage of PD-1+ cells within the CD4+ and CD8+ T cell compartment compared to paired peripheral blood (PB). Upon in vitro TCR stimulation of healthy control (HC) CD4+ T cells in the presence of plate bound PD-L1fc chimera, significantly decreased proliferation and IFN-γ secretion was observed...
February 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237928/robust-multi-exposure-image-fusion-a-structural-patch-decomposition-approach
#11
Kede Ma, Hui Li, Hongwei Yong, Zhou Wang, Deyu Meng, Lei Zhang
We propose a simple yet effective structural patch decomposition (SPD) approach for multi-exposure image fusion (MEF) that is robust to ghosting effect. We decompose an image patch into three conceptually independent components: signal strength, signal structure, and mean intensity. Upon fusing these three components separately, we reconstruct a desired patch and place it back into the fused image. This novel patch decomposition approach benefits MEF in many aspects. First, as opposed to most pixel-wise MEF methods, the proposed algorithm does not require post-processing steps to improve visual quality or to reduce spatial artifacts...
February 20, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228081/the-neurobiology-and-psychiatric-perspective-of-vaginismus-linking-the-pharmacological-and-psycho-social-interventions
#12
Zuri Shahidii Kadir, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Marhani Midin, Najwa Baharuddin
Vaginismus is an involuntary muscle contraction of the outer third of vaginal barrel causing sexual penetration almost impossible. It is generally classified under sexual pain disorder (SPD). In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition, it is classified under the new rubric of Genito-Pelvic Pain/Sexual Penetration Disorder. This fear-avoidance condition poses an ongoing significant challenge to the medical and health professionals due to the very demanding needs in health care despite its unpredictable prognosis...
February 22, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220764/dimensionality-reduction-based-on-distance-preservation-to-local-mean-dplm-for-spd-matrices-and-its-application-in-bci
#13
Alireza Davoudi, Saeed Shiry Ghidary, Khadijeh Sadatnejad
OBJECTIVE: In this paper, we propose a nonlinear dimensionality reduction algorithm for the manifold of Symmetric Positive Definite (SPD) matrices that considers the geometry of SPD matrices and provides a low dimensional representation of the manifold with high class discrimination in a supervised or unsupervised manner. APPROACH: The proposed algorithm, tries to preserve the local structure of the data by preserving distances to local means (DPLM) and also provides an implicit projection matrix...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220137/proteomic-analysis-reveals-the-positive-effect-of-exogenous-spermidine-in-tomato-seedlings-response-to-high-temperature-stress
#14
Qinqin Sang, Xi Shan, Yahong An, Sheng Shu, Jin Sun, Shirong Guo
Polyamines are phytohormones that regulate plant growth and development as well as the response to environmental stresses. To evaluate their functions in high-temperature stress responses, the effects of exogenous spermidine (Spd) were determined in tomato leaves using two-dimensional electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF/TOF MS. A total of 67 differentially expressed proteins were identified in response to high-temperature stress and/or exogenous Spd, which were grouped into different categories according to biological processes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212990/high-plasma-levels-of-soluble-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-are-prognostic-for-reduced-survival-in-advanced-lung-cancer
#15
Yusuke Okuma, Yukio Hosomi, Yoshiro Nakahara, Kageaki Watanabe, Yukiko Sagawa, Sadamu Homma
OBJECTIVES: Programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expressed in tumor tissues is a key molecule for immune suppression, given its role in immune checkpoints. The significance and implication of soluble PD-L1 (sPD-L1) in the blood of lung cancer patients remain unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Blood samples were prospectively collected from patients with advanced lung cancer, and the plasma sPD-L1 concentrations were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The correlations of the plasma sPD-L1 levels with clinico-pathological status, laboratory data, and survival of the patients were analyzed...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207525/plasma-levels-of-soluble-programmed-death-ligand-1-may-be-associated-with-overall-survival-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-patients-receiving-thoracic-radiotherapy
#16
Jing Zhao, Peng Zhang, Jianhua Wang, Qingsong Xi, Xueqi Zhao, Minghua Ji, Guangyuan Hu
Immune-checkpoint signaling plays an important role in immunosuppression of tumors. We aimed to investigate the association of soluble programmed death-ligand 1 (sPD-L1) level in plasma with overall survival (OS) in locally advanced or inoperable nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with thoracic radiotherapy (TRT). We used ELISA to evaluate the sPD-L1 levels at diagnosis and during TRT in 126 clinically inoperable NSCLC patients. OS rates were followed up and recorded. SPSS software and GraphPad Prism 5 were used for statistics...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195646/ns1209-spd-502-a-novel-selective-ampa-antagonist-for-stroke-neuropathic-pain-or-epilepsy-drug-development-lessons-learned
#17
Jan M Keppel Hesselink
Preclinical Research The selective AMPA (α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid) receptor antagonist, NS1209 (also known as SPD 502) has been explored in several research and development campaigns since its selection as a lead drug candidate in the early 1990s by the Danish biotechnology company, NeuroSearch. The compound was successively tested in animal models of stroke, neuropathic pain and epilepsy. The preclinical data to support development for the treatment of stroke were incomplete, as the compound was administered after the stroke episode, and did not protect subcortical areas of the brain...
February 13, 2017: Drug Development Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193223/malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-maa-adducted-surfactant-protein-induced-lung-inflammation-is-mediated-through-scavenger-receptor-a-sr-a1
#18
Muna Sapkota, Jane M DeVasure, Kusum K Kharbanda, Todd A Wyatt
BACKGROUND: Co-exposure to cigarette smoke and alcohol leads to the generation of high concentrations of acetaldehyde and malondialdehyde in the lung. These aldehydes being highly electrophilic in nature react with biologically relevant proteins such as surfactant protein D (SPD) through a Schiff base reaction to generate SPD adducted malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde adduct (SPD-MAA) in mouse lung. SPD-MAA results in an increase in lung pro-inflammatory chemokine, keratinocyte chemoattractant (KC), and the recruitment of lung lavage neutrophils...
February 13, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187320/mechanical-and-biological-behavior-of-ultrafine-grained-ti-alloy-aneurysm-clip-processed-using-high-pressure-torsion
#19
Ho Yong Um, Byung Ho Park, Dong-Hyun Ahn, Mohamed Ibrahim Abd El Aal, Jaechan Park, Hyoung Seop Kim
Severe plastic deformation (SPD) has recently been advanced as the main process for fabricating bulk ultrafine grained or nanocrystalline metallic materials, which present much higher strength and better bio-compatibility than coarse-grained counterparts. Medical devices, such as aneurysm clips and dental implants, require high mechanical and biological performance (e.g., stiffness, yield strength, fatigue resistance, and bio-compatibility). These requirements match well the characteristics of SPD-processed materials...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179101/molecular-phylogenomic-study-and-the-role-of-exogenous-spermidine-in-the-metabolic-adjustment-of-endogenous-polyamine-in-two-rice-cultivars-under-salt-stress
#20
Jayita Saha, Kalyan Giri
Compelling evidences anticipated the well acclamation of involvement of exogenous and endogenous polyamines (PAs) in conferring salt tolerance in plants. Intracellular PA's anabolism and catabolism should have contributed to maintain endogenous PAs homeostasis to induce stress signal networks. In this report, the evolutionary study has been conducted to reveal the phylogenetic relationship of genes encoding enzymes of the anabolic and catabolic pathway of PAs among the five plant lineages including green algae, moss, lycophyte, dicot and monocot along with their respective exon-intron structural patterns...
April 20, 2017: Gene
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