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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921911/update-of-antitubercular-prodrugs-in-a-molecular-perspective-mechanisms-of-action-bioactivation-pathways-and-associated-resistances
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Vania Bernardes Genisson, Julie Laborde, Céline Deraeve
The place of prodrugs in the current antitubercular therapeutic arsenal is preponderant, since two of the four first-line antitubercular agents, isoniazid (INH) and pyrazinamide (PZA), need to be activated by Mycobacterium tuberculosis before exerting their activity. In addition, six other prodrugs can be found in the second- and third-line therapeutic regimens, namely ethionamide (ETH), prothionamide (PTH), p-aminosalicylic acid (PAS), thiacetazone (TAC), isoxyl (ISO) and the recently approved delamanid. The emergence of mycobacterial strains resistant to one or several antitubercular agents is one of the main issues of the antitubercular therapy...
September 16, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919865/coping-with-salt-water-habitats-metabolic-and-oxidative-responses-to-salt-intake-in-the-rufous-collared-sparrow
#2
Pablo Sabat, Cristóbal Narváez, Isaac Peña-Villalobos, Carolina Contreras, Karin Maldonado, Juan C Sanchez-Hernandez, Seth D Newsome, Roberto Nespolo, Francisco Bozinovic
Many physiological adjustments occur in response to salt intake in several marine taxa, which manifest at different scales from changes in the concentration of individual molecules to physical traits of whole organisms. Little is known about the influence of salinity on the distribution, physiological performance, and ecology of passerines; specifically, the impact of drinking water salinity on the oxidative status of birds has been largely ignored. In this study, we evaluated whether experimental variations in the salt intake of a widely-distributed passerine (Zontotrichia capensis) could generate differences in basal (BMR) and maximum metabolic rates (Msum), as well as affect metabolic enzyme activity and oxidative status...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919477/influence-of-microwave-heating-on-biogas-production-from-sida-hermaphrodita-silage
#3
Marcin Zieliński, Marcin Dębowski, Paulina Rusanowska
This study compared the effects on biogas production of suspended sludge versus a combination of suspended sludge and immobilized biomass, and microwave versus convection heating. Biogas production was the highest in the hybrid bioreactor heated by microwaves (385L/kg VS) and also the most stable, as shown by the FOS/TAC ratio and pH. Regardless of the type of heating, biogas production was 8% higher with immobilized biomass than without. Although the lag phase of biogas production was shorter with microwave heating than without, the log phase was longer, and biogas production in the microwave heated bioreactors took about twice as long (ca...
September 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919407/how-to-target-inter-regional-phase-synchronization-with-dual-site-transcranial-alternating-current-stimulation
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Guilherme Bicalho Saturnino, Kristoffer Hougaard Madsen, Hartwig Roman Siebner, Axel Thielscher
Large-scale synchronization of neural oscillations is a key mechanism for functional information exchange among brain areas. Dual-site Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (ds-TACS) has been recently introduced as non-invasive technique to manipulate the temporal phase relationship of local oscillations in two connected cortical areas. While the frequency of ds-TACS is matched, the phase of stimulation is either identical (in-phase stimulation) or opposite (anti-phase stimulation) in the two cortical target areas...
September 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916921/potential-effect-of-prolonged-sevoflurane-anesthesia-on-the-kinetics-of-11-c-raclopride-in-non-human-primates
#5
Ryosuke Arakawa, Lars Farde, Junya Matsumoto, Naoki Kanegawa, Igor Yakushev, Kai-Chun Yang, Akihiro Takano
PURPOSE: Positron emission tomography (PET) in non-human primates (NHP) is commonly performed under anesthesia, with sevoflurane being a widely used inhaled anesthetic. PET measurement in NHP can be repeated, and a difference in radioligand kinetics has previously been observed between the first and second PET measurement on the same day using sevoflurane anesthesia. In this study, we evaluated the effect of prolonged sevoflurane anesthesia on kinetics and binding potential (BPND) of [(11)C]raclopride in NHP...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915447/oxidative-stress-induced-modulation-of-platelet-integrin-%C3%AE-2b%C3%AE-3-expression-and-shedding-may-predict-the-risk-of-major-bleeding-in-heart-failure-patients-supported-by-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Nandan K Mondal, Zengsheng Chen, Jaimin R Trivedi, Erik N Sorensen, Si M Pham, Mark S Slaughter, Bartley P Griffith, Zhongjun J Wu
INTRODUCTION: Oxidative stress and platelet integrin α2bβ3 plays important role in the process of hemostasis and thrombosis. We hypothesized that device-induced patient specific oxidative stress and integrin α2bβ3 shedding may be linked to major bleeding complication (MBC) in heart failure (HF) patients supported by continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited 47patients implanted with CF-LVADs and 15 healthy volunteers...
September 8, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915288/successful-treatment-of-keloid-with-fractionated-carbon-dioxide-co2-laser-and-laser-assisted-drug-delivery-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-ointment-in-an-african-american-man
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Ekaterina Kraeva, Derek Ho, Jared Jagdeo
Keloids are fibrous growths that occur as a result of abnormal response to dermal injury. Keloids are cosmetically disfiguring and may impair function, often resulting in decreased patient quality-of-life. Treatment of keloids remains challenging, and rate of recurrence is high. We present a case of a 39-year-old African-American man (Fitzpatrick VI) with a 10-year history of keloid, who was successfully treated with eight sessions of fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) laser immediately followed by laser-assisted drug delivery (LADD) of topical triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) ointment and review the medical literature on fractionated CO2 laser treatment of keloids...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913608/efficacy-of-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-against-cadmium-toxicity-on-metal-ion-and-oxidative-imbalance-and-expression-of-metallothionein-and-antioxidant-genes-in-rabbit-brain
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Hamida M Saleh, Yasser S El-Sayed, Sherif M Naser, Abdelgawad S Eltahawy, Atsuto Onoda, Masakazu Umezawa
To explore the protective efficacy of α-lipoic acid (ALA) against Cd-prompted neurotoxicity, young male New Zealand rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) were divided randomly into four groups. Group 1 (control) received demineralized water. Group 2 (Cd) administered cadmium chloride (CdCl2) 3 mg/kg bwt. Group 3 (ALA) administered ALA 100 mg/kg bwt. Group 4 (Cd + ALA) administered ALA 1 h after Cd. The treatments were administered orally for 30 consecutive days. Cd-induced marked disturbances in neurochemical parameters were indicated by the reduction in micro- and macro-elements (Zn, Fe, Cu, P, and Ca), with the highest reduction in Cd-exposed rabbits, followed by Cd + ALA group and then ALA group...
September 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913359/nutraceutical-anti-inflammatory-and-immune-modulatory-effects-of-%C3%AE-glucan-isolated-from-yeast
#9
Umar Bacha, Muhammad Nasir, Sanaullah Iqbal, Aftab Ahmad Anjum
β-Glucan is a dietary fibre, found in many natural sources, and controls chronic metabolic diseases effectively. However, β-glucan from the yeast has rarely been investigated. Objectively, conditions were optimized to isolate β-glucan from the yeast (max. 66% yield); those optimized conditions included 1.0 M NaOH, pH 7.0, and 90°C. The purity and identity of the isolated β-glucan were characterized through FT-IR, SEM, DSC, and physicofunctional properties. The obtained results from DSC revealed highly stable β-glucan (m...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912159/oscillatory-reinstatement-enhances-declarative-memory
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Amir-Homayoun Javadi, James C Glen, Sara Halkiopoulos, Mei Schulz, Hugo J Spiers
Declarative memory recall is thought to involve the reinstatement of neural activity patterns that occurred previously during encoding. Consistent with this view, greater similarity between patterns of activity recorded during encoding and retrieval has been found to predict better memory performance in a number of studies. Recent models have argued that neural oscillations may be crucial to reinstatement for successful memory retrieval. However, to date, no causal evidence has been provided to support this theory, nor has the impact of oscillatory electrical brain stimulation during encoding and retrieval been assessed...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910957/-effects-of-cell-cycle-regulatory-genes-on-breast-cancer-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-by-m-fish
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C Y Li, W Su, S Zhang, Y H Hu, J J Liu, J Zhang
Objective: The dysregulation of cell cycle could influence cell proliferation, differentiation and response to medicine. The purpose of this study is to explore the correlation between cell cycle regulatory genes and breast cancer neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with local advanced breast cancer, and thus to find some predictors of NAC to provide guidance for clinical treatment. Methods: Ninety five cases of local advanced breast cancer were collected, which were treated with NAC of TAC (Taxanes/Anthracycline/Cyclophosphamide) regimen...
September 12, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904738/total-oxidant-and-antioxidant-status-in-prepubertal-children-with-obesity
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Grażyna Rowicka, Hanna Dyląg, Jadwiga Ambroszkiewicz, Agnieszka Riahi, Halina Weker, Magdalena Chełchowska
AIMS: Obesity is accompanied by the formation of oxygen free radicals, whose intensified activity without effective defense mechanisms can lead to oxidative stress and related complications. We evaluated the presence of oxidative stress in obese prepubertal children. METHODS: The study included 83 healthy children aged 2-10 years (62 with obesity and 21 nonobese controls). Total oxidant capacity (TOC), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), lipid parameters, glucose, and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in serum...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903615/a-study-of-oxidative-stress-in-migraine-with-special-reference-to-prophylactic-therapy
#13
Gyanesh M Tripathi, Jayantee Kalita, Usha K Misra
OBJECTIVE: This study has been undertaken to evaluate the role of oxidative stress markers in migraine and effect of treatment on these markers. SUBJECT AND METHODS: 150 patients having more than 4 attacks of migraine headache per month were included.Headache severity was determined by Migraine Index (MI) and Frequency of headache was noted. 120 patients received rTMS therapy and 30 patients received AMT daily Recovery was defined by 50% improvement in frequency or severity or reduction in MI...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903351/preoperative-transcatheter-arterial-chemotherapy-may-suppress-oxidative-stress-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-and-reduce-the-risk-of-short-term-relapse
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Hao Su, Guangzhi Zhu, Ketut Indra Djaja P, Yi Lin, Yizhen Gong, Xiaoguang Liu, Jiaquan Li, Zhiming Liu, Xiao Qin, Lequn Li, Tangwei Liu, Zili Lu, Minyi Wei, Lunan Yan, Cheryl Ann Winkler, Stephen J O'Brien, Jing Li, Kaiyin Xiao, Tao Peng
In this study, we aim to investigate oxidative stress in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues in patients receiving preoperative transcatheter arterial chemotherapy (TAC) and its association with prognosis. A total of 89 HCC patients enrolled in this study, 39 received preoperative TAC 1 week before surgery (pTAC group) and 50 did not (non-pTAC group). All patients underwent hepatectomy and postoperative TAC and were followed up to 400 weeks. Samples of liver tissue without HCC and hepatitis (n = 15) served as normal controls...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901822/semi-quantitative-cerebral-blood-flow-parameters-derived-from-non-invasive-15-o-h2o-pet-studies
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Thomas Koopman, Maqsood Yaqub, Dennis Fr Heijtel, Aart J Nederveen, Bart Nm van Berckel, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Ronald Boellaard
Quantification of regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) using [(15)O]H2O positron emission tomography (PET) requires the use of an arterial input function. Arterial sampling, however, is not always possible, for example in ill-conditioned or paediatric patients. Therefore, it is of interest to explore the use of non-invasive methods for the quantification of CBF. For validation of non-invasive methods, test-retest normal and hypercapnia data from 15 healthy volunteers were used. For each subject, the data consisted of up to five dynamic [(15)O]H2O brain PET studies of 10 min and including arterial sampling...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900153/genetic-ablation-of-fgf23-or-klotho-does-not-modulate-experimental-heart-hypertrophy-induced-by-pressure-overload
#16
Svetlana Slavic, Kristopher Ford, Magalie Modert, Amarela Becirovic, Stephan Handschuh, Andreas Baierl, Nejla Katica, Ute Zeitz, Reinhold G Erben, Olena Andrukhova
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) ultimately leads to heart failure in conditions of increased cardiac pre- or afterload. The bone-derived phosphaturic and sodium-conserving hormone fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) and its co-receptor Klotho have been implicated in the development of uremic LVH. Using transverse aortic constriction (TAC) in gene-targeted mouse models, we examine the role of Fgf23 and Klotho in cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction induced by pressure overload. TAC profoundly increases serum intact Fgf23 due to increased cardiac and bony Fgf23 transcription and downregulation of Fgf23 cleavage...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898412/antioxidant-activity-of-chinese-shanxi-aged-vinegar-and-its-correlation-with-polyphenols-and-flavonoids-during-the-brewing-process
#17
Xiaolin Xie, Yu Zheng, Xian Liu, Cheng Cheng, Xianglong Zhang, Ting Xia, Songfeng Yu, Min Wang
One of the most famous Chinese vinegars, Shanxi aged vinegar (SAV), is produced with solid-state fermentation technology. Total antioxidant activity (TAC) is a special property for SAV. In this study, we investigate correlations between total antioxidant activity (TAC) and total polyphenol (TP) and total flavonoid (TF) contents of SAV, especially during the brewing process. For SAV, TAC, TP, and TF increased with the increase of aging time. The correlation coefficients between TAC and TP were 0.869 and 0.934, respectively, when analyzed with the method of ABTS and FRAP...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895034/whole-body-biodistribution-and-the-influence-of-body-activity-on-brain-kinetic-analysis-of-the-11-c-pib-pet-scan
#18
Go Akamatsu, Tomoyuki Nishio, Kazuhiko Adachi, Yasuhiko Ikari, Michio Senda
Dynamic (11)C-PiB PET imaging with kinetic analysis has been performed for accurate quantification of amyloid binding in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we measured the whole-body biodistribution of (11)C-PiB in nine subjects. We then evaluated the effect of body activity on quantitative accuracy of brain (11)C-PiB three-dimensional (3D) dynamic PET. Based on clinical biodistribution data, we conducted phantom experiments to estimate the effect of body activity on quantification of the brain 3D dynamic (11)C-PiB PET data and the error introduced by body activity using six different PET camera models...
September 11, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894794/short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-de-novo-liver-transplant-patients-treated-with-once-daily-prolonged-release-tacrolimus
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Yuichiro Okumura, Takehiro Noda, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Shigeru Marubashi, Koji Umeshita, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: Tacrolimus is the key immunosuppressive drug for liver transplantation. Once-daily prolonged-release tacrolimus (TAC-PR) exhibits good drug adherence but has difficulty controlling the trough level in the early phase of liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to compare the feasibility and efficacy of immediately starting oral TAC-PR versus traditional twice-daily tacrolimus (TAC-BID) in de novo liver transplantation recipients. METHODS: The study included 28 patients treated with conventional TAC-BID and 60 patients treated with TAC-PR (median follow-up 70...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893660/a-new-rf-transmit-coil-for-foot-and-ankle-imaging-at-7t-mri
#20
Tales Santini, Junghwan Kim, Sossena Wood, Narayanan Krishnamurthy, Nadim Farhat, Carlos Maciel, Shailesh Raval, Tiejun Zhao, Tamer Ibrahim
A four-channel Tic-Tac-Toe (TTT) transmit RF coil was designed and constructed for foot and ankle imaging at 7T MRI. Numerical simulations using an in-house developed FDTD package and experimental analyses using a homogenous phantom show an excellent agreement in terms of B1(+) field distribution and s-parameters. Simulations performed on an anatomically detailed human lower leg model demonstrated an B1(+) field distribution with a coefficient of variation (CV) of 23.9%/15.6%/28.8% and average B1(+) of 0.33μT/0...
September 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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