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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920497/efficacy-and-safety-of-two-fixed-dose-combinations-of-s-amlodipine-and-telmisartan-ckd-828-versus-s-amlodipine-monotherapy-in-patients-with-hypertension-inadequately-controlled-using-s-amlodipine-monotherapy-an-8-week-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-phase
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Sang-Hyun Ihm, Hui-Kyung Jeon, Tae-Joon Cha, Taek-Jong Hong, Sang-Hyun Kim, Nae-Hee Lee, Jung Han Yoon, Namsik Yoon, Kyung-Kuk Hwang, Sang-Ho Jo, Ho-Joong Youn
PURPOSE: To evaluate the blood pressure (BP) lowering efficacy and safety of CKD-828, a fixed-dose combination of S-amlodipine (the more active isomer of amlodipine besylate, which is calcium channel blocker) and telmisartan (long acting angiotensin receptor blocker), in patients with hypertension inadequately controlled with S-amlodipine monotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients (N=187) who failed to respond after 4-week S-amlodipine 2.5 mg monotherapy (sitting diastolic blood pressure [sitDBP] ≥90 mmHg) to receive CKD-828 2...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914710/higher-net-acid-excretion-is-associated-with-a-lower-risk-of-kidney-disease-progression-in-patients-with%C3%A2-diabetes
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Julia J Scialla, John Asplin, Mirela Dobre, Alex R Chang, James Lash, Chi-Yuan Hsu, Radhakrishna R Kallem, L Lee Hamm, Harold I Feldman, Jing Chen, Lawrence J Appel, Cheryl A M Anderson, Myles Wolf
Higher diet-dependent nonvolatile acid load is associated with faster chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression, but most studies have used estimated acid load or measured only components of the gold standard, net acid excretion (NAE). Here we measured NAE as the sum of urine ammonium and titratable acidity in 24-hour urines from a random subset of 980 participants in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. In multivariable models accounting for demographics, comorbidity and kidney function, higher NAE was significantly associated with lower serum bicarbonate (0...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905160/improving-the-solubility-of-artificial-ligands-of-streptavidin-to-enable-more-practical-reversible-switching-of-protein-localization-in-cells
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Ryo Tachibana, Takuya Terai, Gaelle Boncompain, Shigeru Sugiyama, Nae Saito, Franck Perez, Yasuteru Urano
Chemical inducers that can control target protein localization in living cells are powerful tools to investigate dynamic biological systems. We recently reported the "retention using selective hook" (RUSH) system for reversible localization change of proteins of interest by addition/washout of small molecules called artificial ligands of streptavidin (ALiS). However, the utility of previously developed ALiS is restricted by limited solubility in water. Here, we overcome this problem by X-ray crystal structure-guided design of a more soluble ALiS derivative (ALiS-3), which retains sufficient streptavidin-binding affinity for use in the RUSH system...
November 30, 2016: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895880/comparison-of-open-cell-stent-and-closed-cell-stent-for-treatment-of-central-vein-stenosis-or-occlusion-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Chae Hoon Kang, Seung Boo Yang, Woong Hee Lee, Jae Hong Ahn, Dong Erk Goo, Nae Jin Han, Joon Young Ohm
BACKGROUND: Central vein stenosis or occlusion is a common complication that can lead to significant morbidity and dysfunction of access in the hemodialysis patient. More lesions can develop over time, and preserving access becomes a challenge as life expectancy of the hemodialysis patient increases. OBJECTIVES: The goal was to compare long-term results and determine the outcomes of open-cell stent versus closed-cell stent for central vein stenosis or occlusion in hemodialysis patients...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895484/the-effect-of-dexamethasone-cell-penetrating-peptide-nanoparticles-on-gene-delivery-for-inner-ear-therapy
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Ji Young Yoon, Keum-Jin Yang, Shi-Nae Park, Dong-Kee Kim, Jong-Duk Kim
Dexamethasone (Dex)-loaded PHEA-g-C18-Arg8 (PCA) nanoparticles (PCA/Dex) were developed for the delivery of genes to determine the synergistic effect of Dex on gene expression. The cationic PCA nanoparticles were self-assembled to create cationic micelles containing an octadecylamine (C18) core with Dex and an arginine 8 (Arg8) peptide shell for electrostatic complexation with nucleic acids (connexin 26 [Cx26] siRNA, green fluorescent protein [GFP] DNA or brain-derived neurotrophic factor [BDNF] pDNA). The PCA/Dex nanoparticles conjugated with Arg8, a cell-penetrating peptide that enhances permeability through a round window membrane in the inner ear for gene delivery, exhibited high uptake efficiency in HEI-OC1 cells...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879359/effect-of-decide-decision-making-education-for-choices-in-diabetes-everyday-program-delivery-modalities-on-clinical-and-behavioral-outcomes-in-urban-african-americans-with-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-trial
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Stephanie L Fitzpatrick, Sherita Hill Golden, Kerry Stewart, June Sutherland, Sharie DeGross, Tina Brown, Nae-Yuh Wang, Jerilyn Allen, Lisa A Cooper, Felicia Hill-Briggs
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of three delivery modalities of Decision-making Education for Choices In Diabetes Everyday (DECIDE), a nine-module, literacy-adapted diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) education and problem-solving training, compared with an enhanced usual care (UC), on clinical and behavioral outcomes among urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Eligible participants (n = 182) had a suboptimal CVD risk factor profile (A1C, blood pressure, and/or lipids)...
December 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865791/efficacy-of-2-representative-topical-agents-to-prevent-keloid-recurrence-after-surgical-excision
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Jin Yong Shin, Seok-Kweon Yun, Si-Gyun Roh, Nae-Ho Lee, Kyung-Moo Yang
PURPOSE: Keloids are difficult to remove successfully and there is no universally accepted treatment. After surgical excision of the keloid, there are various management methods for prevention of keloid recurrence, such as intralesional injection, radiation, and topical agents. A few studies have compared topical agents with other treatments. The aim of this study was to investigate effective topical agents for the prevention of recurrent keloid after surgical excision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible articles were sought using core databases, including Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases, up to April 2016...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862355/recent-progress-on-stretchable-electronic-devices-with-intrinsically-stretchable-components
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Tran Quang Trung, Nae-Eung Lee
Stretchable electronic devices with intrinsically stretchable components have significant inherent advantages, including simple fabrication processes, a high integrity of the stacked layers, and low cost in comparison with stretchable electronic devices based on non-stretchable components. The research in this field has focused on developing new intrinsically stretchable components for conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. New methodologies and fabrication processes have been developed to fabricate stretchable devices with intrinsically stretchable components...
November 14, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856641/malonylation-of-glucosylated-n-lauroylethanolamine-a-new-pathway-that-determines-n-acylethanolamine-metabolic-fate-in-plants
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Bibi Rafeiza Khan, Daniel J Wherritt, David Huhman, Lloyd W Sumner, Kent D Chapman, Elison B Blancaflor
N-acylethanolamines (NAEs) are bioactive fatty acid derivatives present in trace amounts in many eukaryotes. Although NAEs have signaling and physiological roles in animals, little is known about their metabolic fate in plants. Our previous microarray analyses showed that inhibition of Arabidopsis thaliana seedling growth by exogenous N-lauroylethanolamine (NAE 12:0) was accompanied by the differential expression of multiple genes encoding small molecule modifying enzymes. We focused on the gene, At5g39050, which encodes a phenolic glucoside malonyltransferase 1 (PMAT1) to better understand the biological significance of NAE 12:0-induced gene expression changes...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843333/water-soluble-egg-membrane-enhances-the-immunoactivating-properties-of-an-aloe-vera-based-extract-of-nerium-oleander-leaves
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Kathleen F Benson, Robert A Newman, Gitte S Jensen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a blend of two natural ingredients on immune parameters relevant for their current topical use and potential support of microcirculation in skin tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A blend (BL) of Aloe vera-based Nerium oleander extract (NAE-8i, oleandrin-free) and hydrolyzed water-soluble egg membrane (WSEM) was applied to human whole-blood cultures for 24 hours, with each separate ingredient serving as a control. Immune-cell subsets were analyzed for expression levels of the activation markers CD69 and CD25...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836585/neuroprotective-effects-of-sildenafil-against-oxidative-stress-and-memory-dysfunction-in-mice-exposed-to-noise-stress
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Hu Erxidan Sikandaner, So Young Park, Min Jung Kim, Shi Nae Park, Dong Won Yang
Noise exposure has been well characterized as an environmental stressor, and is known to have auditory and non-auditory effects. Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors affect memory and hippocampus plasticity through various signaling cascades which are regulated by cGMP. In this study, we investigated the effects of sildenafil on memory deficiency, neuroprotection and oxidative stress in mice caused by chronic noise exposure. Mice were exposed to noise for 4h every day up to 14days at 110dB SPL of noise level...
November 9, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834461/clinicopathological-significance-of-loss-of-p27kip1-expression-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Nae Yu Kim, Jin Hwa Kim, Jung-Soo Pyo, Won Jin Cho
INTRODUCTION: A meta-analysis was done to investigate the clinicopathological significance of the loss of p27kip1 expression in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). METHODS: The meta-analysis involving 17 studies included 1,652 PTC and 328 benign cases. The rate of p27kip1 expression loss in PTC and benign lesions, and the correlations between p27kip1 expression loss and clinicopathological characteristics of PTC were determined. RESULTS: The estimated rate of p27kip1 expression loss was 0...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832685/treadmill-exercise-induced-e-e-elevation-as-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-event-in-end-stage-renal-disease-on-peritoneal-dialysis
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Jong Ho Shin, Ki-Woon Kang, Jung Ho Kim, Jung Yeon Chin, Nae Yu Kim, Sang Hyun Park, Won Ho Kim, Yu Jeong Choi, Kyung Tae Jung
Background/Aims: Diastolic dysfunction is associated with cardiovascular (CV) events in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). However, conventional measurement of LA volume and E/e' using Doppler echocardiography has been limited to predict CV events in patients with ESRD on CAPD. Methods: From September 2007 to September 2008, 30 consecutive patients with exertional dyspnea in ESRD on CAPD and normal systolic function was prospectively enrolled and underwent laboratory testing, coronary angiography, and treadmill exercise stress echocardiography (TESE)...
November 11, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829482/microencapsulated-bitter-compounds-from-gentiana-lutea-reduce-daily-energy-intakes-in-humans
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Ilario Mennella, Vincenzo Fogliano, Rosalia Ferracane, Marco Arlorio, Franco Pattarino, Paola Vitaglione
Mounting evidence showed that bitter-tasting compounds modulate eating behaviour through bitter taste receptors in the gastrointestinal tract. This study aimed at evaluating the influence of microencapsulated bitter compounds on human appetite and energy intakes. A microencapsulated bitter ingredient (EBI) with a core of bitter Gentiana lutea root extract and a coating of ethylcellulose-stearate was developed and included in a vanilla microencapsulated bitter ingredient-enriched pudding (EBIP). The coating masked bitterness in the mouth, allowing the release of bitter secoiridoids in the gastrointestinal tract...
November 10, 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825530/seesawed-fluorescence-nano-aptasensor-based-on-highly-vertical-zno-nanorods-and-three-dimensional-quantitative-fluorescence-imaging-for-enhanced-detection-accuracy-of-atp
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Sajal Shrivastava, Nguyen Minh Triet, Young-Min Son, Won-Il Lee, Nae-Eung Lee
Probe-mediated fluorescence biosensing methods based on spectrophotometry still have limitations such as detection inaccuracy caused by the occurrence of false signals and lack of simultaneous qualitative and quantitative read-outs with an ultra-low detection limit. Herein, we describe a novel seesawed fluorescence detection strategy based on dual-colour imaging-based quantitation in which the green fluorescence of the capture aptamer decreases and the red fluorescence of the detection aptamer increases simultaneously upon their respective interactions with the target biomolecule...
September 26, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815049/therapeutic-effects-of-a-nedd8-activating-enzyme-inhibitor-pevonedistat-on-sclerodermatous-graft-versus-host-disease-in-mice
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Chien-Chun Steven Pai, Lam T Khuat, Mingyi Chen, William J Murphy, Mehrdad Abedi
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is the ultimate treatment for highly malignant hematologic disease; however, the major complication-graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)-still hinders its clinical application. In addition, chronic GVHD remains the major cause of long-term morbidity and mortality after allo-HSCT. Previously we showed that bortezomib, a proteasome inhibitor, can ameliorate the sclerodermatous GVHD response while maintaining graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effects. Here we report that pevonedistat (MLN4924), an inhibitor of the Nedd8-activating enzyme, which functions upstream of the proteasome in the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway, can also show similar protective effects...
November 1, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790280/performance-of-the-bact-alert-3d-system-versus-solid-media-for-recovery-and-drug-susceptibility-testing-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-korea
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Seoung-Cheol Kim, Bo-Young Jeon, Jin-Sook Kim, In Hwan Choi, Jiro Kim, Jeongim Woo, Soojin Kim, Hyeong Woo Lee, Monoldorova Sezim, Sang-Nae Cho
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health problem, and accurate and rapid diagnosis of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extended drug-resistant (XDR) TB is important for appropriate treatment. In this study, performances of solid and liquid culture methods were compared with respect to MDR- and XDR-TB isolate recovery and drug susceptibility testing. METHODS: Sputum specimens from 304 patients were stained with Ziehl-Neelsen method. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) isolates were tested for recovery on Löwenstein-Jensen (LJ) medium and the BacT Alert 3D system...
October 2016: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783255/targeting-the-protein-ubiquitination-machinery-in-melanoma-by-the-nedd8-activating-enzyme-inhibitor-pevonedistat-mln4924
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Kit Man Wong, Lindsey N Micel, Heather M Selby, Aik Choon Tan, Todd M Pitts, Stacey M Bagby, Anna Spreafico, Peter J Klauck, Stephen J Blakemore, Peter F Smith, Alice McDonald, Allison Berger, John J Tentler, S Gail Eckhardt
Background The neddylation pathway conjugates NEDD8 to cullin-RING ligases and controls the proteasomal degradation of specific proteins involved in essential cell processes. Pevonedistat (MLN4924) is a selective small molecule targeting the NEDD8-activating enzyme (NAE) and inhibits an early step in neddylation, resulting in DNA re-replication, cell cycle arrest and death. We investigated the anti-tumor potential of pevonedistat in preclinical models of melanoma. Methods Melanoma cell lines and patient-derived tumor xenografts (PDTX) treated with pevonedistat were assessed for viability/apoptosis and tumor growth, respectively, to identify sensitive/resistant models...
October 25, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780943/the-prevalence-of-colonic-neoplasm-in-cryptogenic-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-prospectively-enrolled-cross-sectional-study
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Nae Yun Heo, Young Mi Hong, Tae Oh Kim, Young Soo Moon, Sung Yeun Yang, Seung Ha Park, Jongha Park, Joon Hyuk Choi, Sung Min Kim, Ki Tae Yoon, Mong Cho, Minkyung Oh
Background/Aims: Several studies suggest that pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is associated with colon neoplasm. A colonoscopic exam for cryptogenic PLA might detect a hidden colon neoplasm, through which intestinal flora can be transmitted into the liver. However, there are no prospectively enrolled cross-sectional data for colonic neoplasm in cryptogenic PLA. Methods: Patients with PLA were prospectively enrolled from two university hospitals. Among them, all the patients with cryptogenic PLA were recommended for colonoscopic exam to check for colonic neoplasm...
October 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771247/an-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protein-antagonist-t-3256336-potentiates-the-antitumor-efficacy-of-the-nedd8-activating-enzyme-inhibitor-pevonedistat-tak-924-mln4924
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Hiroyuki Sumi, Masakazu Inazuka, Megumi Morimoto, Ryosuke Hibino, Kentaro Hashimoto, Tomoyasu Ishikawa, Keisuke Kuida, Peter G Smith, Sei Yoshida, Masato Yabuki
Inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) are antiapoptotic regulators that block cell death, and are frequently overexpressed in several human cancers, where they facilitate evasion of apoptosis and promote cell survival. IAP antagonists are also known as second mitochondria-derived activator of caspase (SMAC)-mimetics, and have recently been considered as novel therapeutic agents for inducing apoptosis, alone and in combination with other anticancer drugs. In this study, we showed that T-3256336, the orally available IAP antagonist has synergistically enhances the antiproliferative effects of the NEDD8-activating enzyme (NAE) inhibitor pevonedistat (TAK-924/MLN4924), and these effects were attenuated by a TNFα-neutralizing antibody...
October 19, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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