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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621954/van-der-waals-contribution-to-the-relative-stability-of-aqueous-zn-2-coordination-states
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Manoj Ducher, Fabio Pietrucci, Etienne Balan, Guillaume Ferlat, Lorenzo Paulatto, Marc Blanchard
Many properties of aqueous cations depend on their coordination state. However, the lack of long-range order and the dynamic character of aqueous solutions make it difficult to obtain information beyond average coordination parameters. A thorough understanding of the molecular scale environment of aqueous cations usually requires a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches. In the case of Zn(2+), significant discrepancies occur among theoretical investigations based on first-principles molecular-dynamics (FPMD) or free-energy calculations, although experimental data consistently point to a dominant hexaaquo-zinc complex (Zn[H2O]6)(2+) in pure water...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620502/balanitis-xerotica-obliterans-has-its-diagnostic-accuracy-improved-with-time
#2
Khalis Boksh, Nitin Patwardhan
OBJECTIVES: We observed whether general practitioners are referring more appropriately for balanitis xerotica obliterans in regards to circumcision, especially at a time of clinical concern, and whether their discriminative abilities were affected by age. We also aimed to explore if balanitis xerotica obliterans was over-diagnosed by surgeons potentially leading to unnecessary circumcisions of healthy foreskins. DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive study. SETTING: Leicester Royal Infirmary...
June 2017: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602615/pten-mediates-activation-of-core-clock-protein-bmal1-and-accumulation-of-epidermal-stem-cells
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Chiara Zagni, Luciana O Almeida, Tarek Balan, Marco T Martins, Luciana K Rosselli-Murai, Petros Papagerakis, Rogerio M Castilho, Cristiane H Squarize
Tissue integrity requires constant maintenance of a quiescent, yet responsive, population of stem cells. In the skin, hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs) that reside within the bulge maintain tissue homeostasis in response to activating cues that occur with each new hair cycle or upon injury. We found that PTEN, a major regulator of the PI3K-AKT pathway, controlled HFSC number and size in the bulge and maintained genomically stable pluripotent cells. This regulatory function is central for HFSC quiescence, where PTEN-deficiency phenotype is in part regulated by BMAL1...
June 5, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597554/clinical-outcomes-in-a-specialist-male-genital-skin-clinic-prospective-follow-up-of-600-patients
#4
M Shah
It is important to assess outcomes for medical interventions in order to focus scarce resources on outcomes with a known positive benefit. An open, observational study was performed to assess the clinical outcomes of 600 male patients with a genital skin problem attending a specialist secondary care dermatology facility. Patients were mainly referred by general practitioners and genitourinary medicine physicians. Outcome was measured at 3 and 6 months, and was determined by clinical examination and assessment of patient symptoms...
June 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570237/born-from-risk-what-made-tavr-possible-and-the-future-of-a-transformational-technology
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EDITORIAL
Prakash Balan, Tom C Nguyen, H Vernon Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567234/penile-inflammatory-skin-disorders-and-the-preventive-role-of-circumcision
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REVIEW
Brian J Morris, John N Krieger
Penile inflammatory skin conditions such as balanitis and posthitis are common, especially in uncircumcised males, and feature prominently in medical consultations. We conducted a systematic review of the medical literature on PubMed, EMBASE, and Cohrane databases using keywords "balanitis," "posthitis," "balanoposthitis," "lichen sclerosus," "penile inflammation," and "inflammation penis," along with "circumcision," "circumcised," and "uncircumcised." Balanitis is the most common inflammatory disease of the penis...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562158/sulfate-binding-protein-sbp-from-xanthomonas-citri-structure-and-functional-insights
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Cristiane Tambascia Pereira, Cássia Roesler, Jéssica Nascimento Faria, Melissa Regina Fessel, Andrea Balan
The uptake and transport of sulfate in bacteria is mediated by an ATP-binding cassette transporter (ABC transporter) encoded by sbpcysUWA genes, whose importance has been widely demonstrated due to their relevance in cysteine synthesis and bacterial growth. In Xanthomonas citri, the causative agent of canker disease, the expression of components from this ABC transporter and others related to uptake of organic sulfur sources has been shown during in vitro growth cultures. In this work, based on gene reporter and proteomics analyses, we showed the activation of the promoter that controls the sbpcysUWA operon in vitro and in vivo and the expression of sulfate-binding protein (Sbp), a periplasmic-binding protein, indicating that this protein plays an important function during growth and that the transport system is active during Citrus sinensis infection...
July 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561168/-plastic-surgical-correction-of-buried-penis
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Dominik Krzysztof Boliglowa, Seung-Min Ryu, Tarek Ebrahim, Henrik Menke
A "buried penis" causes functional problems and embarrassment. In the past, this complex condition was only seen in extremely overweight patients or as a result of severe inflammations in this region. More recently, this problem has also been observed in patients with massive weight loss following bariatric surgery. In these patients there is an abundance of extremely flaccid skin in the suprapubic region, which covers the penis and causes it to "disappear". This leads to balanitis and, in turn, further retraction of the penis...
April 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546834/cyclodextrins-tethered-with-oligolactides-green-synthesis-and-structural-assessment
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Cristian Peptu, Mihaela Balan-Porcarasu, Alena Šišková, Ľudovít Škultéty, Jaroslav Mosnáček
Biodegradable oligolactide derivatives based on α-, β- and γ-cyclodextrins (CDs) were synthesized by a green procedure in which CDs play the role of both the initiator and the catalyst. The synthetic procedure in which CDs and L-lactide (L-LA) are reacting in bulk at relatively high temperature of 110 °C was investigated considering the structural composition of the products. The obtained products were thoroughly characterized via mass spectrometry methods with soft ionization like matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) and electrospray ionization (ESI)...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542513/structural-features-of-phox-one-of-the-phosphate-binding-proteins-from-pho-regulon-of-xanthomonas-citri
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Vanessa R Pegos, Rodrigo M L Santos, Francisco J Medrano, Andrea Balan
In Escherichia coli, the ATP-Binding Cassette transporter for phosphate is encoded by the pstSCAB operon. PstS is the periplasmic component responsible for affinity and specificity of the system and has also been related to a regulatory role and chemotaxis during depletion of phosphate. Xanthomonas citri has two phosphate-binding proteins: PstS and PhoX, which are differentially expressed under phosphate limitation. In this work, we focused on PhoX characterization and comparison with PstS. The PhoX three-dimensional structure was solved in a closed conformation with a phosphate engulfed in the binding site pocket between two domains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536841/fed-batch-hydrolysate-addition-and-cell-separation-by-settling-in-high-cell-density-lignocellulosic-ethanol-fermentations-on-afex%C3%A2-corn-stover-in-the-rapid-bioconversion-with-integrated-recycling-technology-process
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Cory Sarks, Mingjie Jin, Venkatesh Balan, Bruce E Dale
The Rapid Bioconversion with Integrated recycling Technology (RaBIT) process uses enzyme and yeast recycling to improve cellulosic ethanol production economics. The previous versions of the RaBIT process exhibited decreased xylose consumption using cell recycle for a variety of different micro-organisms. Process changes were tested in an attempt to eliminate the xylose consumption decrease. Three different RaBIT process changes were evaluated in this work including (1) shortening the fermentation time, (2) fed-batch hydrolysate addition, and (3) selective cell recycling using a settling method...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512866/medial-sural-artery-perforator-free-flap-for-the-reconstruction-of-leg-foot-and-ankle-defect-an-excellent-option
#12
Jyoshid R Balan
BACKGROUND: The defects over the leg, foot and ankle are best covered with a thin pliable flap. The use of muscle flap for the reconstruction of these defects leaves a grafted, aesthetically inferior result. The medial sural artery perforator (MSAP) free flap gives a thin pliable tissue for the reconstruction with better aesthesis. METHODS: The study design was retrospective case analysis over a period of 2 years. All the patients who underwent flap for leg, foot and ankle defect reconstruction in the form of MSAP free flap were included in the study...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481935/genotypic-and-phenotypic-characterization-of-multidrug-resistant-salmonella-typhimurium-and-salmonella-kentucky-strains-recovered-from-chicken-carcasses
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Rizwana Tasmin, Nur A Hasan, Christopher J Grim, Ar'Quette Grant, Seon Young Choi, M Samiul Alam, Rebecca Bell, Christopher Cavanaugh, Kannan V Balan, Uma S Babu, Salina Parveen
Salmonella Typhimurium is the leading cause of human non-typhoidal gastroenteritis in the US. S. Kentucky is one the most commonly recovered serovars from commercially processed poultry carcasses. This study compared the genotypic and phenotypic properties of two Salmonella enterica strains Typhimurium (ST221_31B) and Kentucky (SK222_32B) recovered from commercially processed chicken carcasses using whole genome sequencing, phenotype characterizations and an intracellular killing assay. Illumina MiSeq platform was used for sequencing of two Salmonella genomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479782/zoon-s-balanitis-treated-with-topical-tacrolimus
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Sudarshan O Daga, Vinayak G Wagaskar, Snehal F Jumnake, Sujata K Patwardhan
Zoon's balanitis is an asymptomatic lesion that requires histopathological examination of involved tissue for confirmation of diagnosis. Till today, circumcision is considered as the treatment of choice as topical medical therapy is insufficient to cure the disease and also there was a risk of recurrence after discontinuation of therapy. Herein, we have treated the Zoon's balanitis with 0.1% topical tacrolimus with complete resolution of the lesion in 6 weeks. Hence, we think topical tacrolimus therapy should be considered as an alternative to circumcision in the treatment of Zoon's balanitis...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442810/fiessinger-leroy-s-disease-a-rare-case-report
#15
Yash Hemendra Dhamecha, Rikeeta Deshmukh, Bharti Patel, Neela Bhuptani
Fiessinger-Leroy's disease (Reiter's disease) is rare and not commonly reported in India. This paper reports a case of a 35-year-old male with Fiessinger-Leroy's disease, occurring after balanitis. The patient presented with symmetrical polyarthritis, pruritic scaly plaques, keratoderma blenorrhagicum, and hematuria with histopathology of skin suggestive of Fiessinger-Leroy's disease. The case is presented with a view to document the occurrence of the same in India.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425049/erratum-to-successful-management-of-zoon-s-balanitis-with-topical-mupirocin-ointment-a-case-report-and-literature-review-of-mupirocin-responsive-balanitis-circumscripta-plasmacellularis
#16
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410301/dendritic-cell-strategies-for-eliciting-mutation-derived-tumor-antigen-responses-in-patients
#17
REVIEW
Sreekumar Balan, John Finnigan, Nina Bhardwaj
Dendritic cells (DCs) are equipped for sensing danger signals and capturing, processing, and presenting antigens to naive or effector cells and are critical in inducing humoral and adaptive immunity. Successful vaccinations are those that activate DCs to elicit both cellular and humoral responses, as well as long-lasting memory response against the target of interest. Recently, it has become apparent that tumor cells can provide new sources of antigens through nonsynonymous mutations or frame-shift mutations, leading to potentially hundreds of mutation-derived tumor antigens (MTAs) or neoantigens...
March 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406530/pseudoepitheliomatous-keratotic-and-micaceous-balanitis-treated-with-topical-5-fluorouracil-and-liquid-nitrogen
#18
K J L Choo, S K Ng, C S Sim, S W N Cheng
Pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic and micaceous balanitis (PKMB) is an uncommon premalignant condition involving the glans penis. We report the case of an 86-year-old man who presented with phimosis and pain on retracting his foreskin. He had previously undergone circumcision, which revealed a hyperkeratotic plaque with thin mica-like scales involving his glans penis. Histology of the lesion showed hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis, epidermal acanthosis and papillomatosis with no evidence of dysplasia. Immunohistochemistry for human papillomavirus was negative...
April 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389893/toxicity-of-herbal-extracts-used-in-ethno-veterinary-medicine-and-green-encapsulated-zno-nanoparticles-against-aedes-aegypti-and-microbial-pathogens
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Balan Banumathi, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Ramachandran Ishwarya, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
Dengue and chikungunya are arboviral diseases mainly vectored by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Presently, there is no treatment for these viral diseases and their prevention is still based on vector control measures. Nanopesticides fabricated using herbal extracts as reducing and capping agents currently represent an excellent platform for pest control. In this scenario, the present study assessed the acute toxicity of seven plants employed in ethno-veterinary medicine of southern India, as well as the green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles, on third-instar larvae of A...
April 7, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386408/gallbladder-tuberculosis-camouflaging-as-gallbladder-cancer-case-series-and-review-focussing-on-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Gautham Krishnamurthy, Harjeet Singh, Jayapal Rajendran, Vishal Sharma, Thakur Deen Yadav, Balan Louis Gaspar, Rakesh Kumar Vasishta, Rajinder Singh
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder tuberculosis, in an endemic region, is a common infectious etiology affecting a rare organ. The high prevalence of carcinoma gallbladder in the endemic regions of tuberculosis, like India, poses diagnostic dilemma. CASE SERIES: We are reporting three cases of gallbladder tuberculosis mimicking carcinoma gallbladder of which the first two cases were operated with a presumptive diagnosis of malignancy. The third case presented to us after laparoscopic cholecystectomy elsewhere and on evaluation was found to have disseminated tuberculosis...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
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