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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914826/pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-a-case-report
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Luis Alberto Concepción-Urteaga, Luis Alejandro Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Jorge Luis Cornejo-Portella, Oscar Neri Alquizar-Horna, Daniel Anderson Aguilar-Villanueva, Marcio José Concepción-Zavaleta, Mario Gustavo Azañero-Luján
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare, diffuse interstitial lung disease, characterized by alveolar obstruction due to the accumulation of pulmonary surfactant. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old male with progressively worsening dyspnea and non-productive cough for one year. He was a sugar cane plantation worker and had prior recurrent respiratory infections. Physical exam revealed cyanosis, and bilateral coarse and fine rales. Chest computed tomography showed diffuse crazy paving pattern...
September 14, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854184/exploring-virulence-and-immunogenicity-in-the-emerging-pathogen-sporothrix-brasiliensis
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Paula Portella Della Terra, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Geisa Ferreira Fernandes, Angela Satie Nishikaku, Eva Burger, Zoilo Pires de Camargo
Sporotrichosis is a polymorphic chronic infection of humans and animals classically acquired after traumatic inoculation with soil and plant material contaminated with Sporothrix spp. propagules. An alternative and successful route of transmission is bites and scratches from diseased cats, through which Sporothrix yeasts are inoculated into mammalian tissue. The development of a murine model of subcutaneous sporotrichosis mimicking the alternative route of transmission is essential to understanding disease pathogenesis and the development of novel therapeutic strategies...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728089/volumetric-and-morphological-characteristics-of-the-hippocampus-are-associated-with-progression-to-schizophrenia-in-patients-with-first-episode-psychosis
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R Sauras, A Keymer, A Alonso-Solis, A Díaz, C Molins, F Nuñez, M Rabella, A Roldán, E Grasa, E Alvarez, M J Portella, I Corripio
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities in the hippocampus have been implicated in the pathophysiology of psychosis. However, it is still unclear whether certain abnormalities are a pre-existing vulnerability factor, a sign of disease progression or a consequence of environmental factors. We hypothesized that first-episode psychosis patients who progress to schizophrenia after one year of follow up will display greater volumetric and morphological changes from the very beginning of the disorder. METHODS: We studied the hippocampus of 41 patients with a first-episode psychosis and 41 matched healthy controls...
July 5, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647786/mosaic-embryo-transfer-after-oocyte-in-vitro-maturation-in-combination-with-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-nipt-first-report-of-a-euploid%C3%A2-live-birth
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Naomi Inoue, Rosmary Lopez, Andrea Delgado, Denisse Nuñez, Jimmy Portella, Luis Noriega-Hoces, Luis Guzmán
PURPOSES: The purpose of this study is to describe a healthy life birth after a mosaic embryo transfer in oocyte in vitro maturation (IVM). METHODS: Patient received minimal stimulation, starting on day 3 after menstrual period. No hCG trigger was administered. Oocyte retrieval was performed and oocytes were matured for 30 h. After denuding, mature oocytes were inseminated by ICSI. Embryos were cultured until blastocyst stage and biopsied. RESULTS: One euploid embryo after array comprehensive genome hybridization (aCGH) was diagnostic...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644564/methacrylate-based-root-canal-sealer-containing-chlorexidine-and-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate
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Fabrício Mezzomo Collares, Vicente Castelo Branco Leitune, Fernando Freitas Portella, Paula Dapper Santos, Gabriela de Souza Balbinot, Luís Alberto Dos Santos, Clarissa Cavalcanti Fatturi Parolo, Susana Maria Werner Samuel
The aim of this study was to develop and to characterize a methacrylate-based root canal sealer containing chlorhexidine (CHX) and α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP). Experimental dual cure methacrylate-based sealer was produced containing 0, 2.5, or 5 wt% of CHX and 0, 25, or 50 wt% of α-TCP. Experimental sealers were evaluated based on flow, film thickness, radiopacity, degree of conversion (DC), degradation in water, pH and antibacterial activity. Flow ranged from 15.09 ± 0.11 to 17.47 ± 0.42 mm...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632486/randomized-noncomparative-phase-ii-trial-of-early-switch-from-docetaxel-to-cabazitaxel-or-vice-versa-with-integrated-biomarker-analysis-in-men-with-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Scott T Tagawa, Giuseppe Galletti, Daniel Worroll, Karla Ballman, Marie Vanhuyse, Guru Sonpavde, Scott North, Costantine Albany, Che-Kai Tsao, John Stewart, Atef Zaher, Ted Szatrowski, Wei Zhou, Ada Gjyrezi, Shinsuke Tasaki, Luigi Portella, Yang Bai, Timothy B Lannin, Shalu Suri, Conor N Gruber, Erica D Pratt, Brian J Kirby, Mario A Eisenberger, David M Nanus, Fred Saad, Paraskevi Giannakakou
Purpose The TAXYNERGY trial ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01718353) evaluated clinical benefit from early taxane switch and circulating tumor cell (CTC) biomarkers to interrogate mechanisms of sensitivity or resistance to taxanes in men with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer. Patients and Methods Patients were randomly assigned 2:1 to docetaxel or cabazitaxel. Men who did not achieve ≥ 30% prostate-specific antigen (PSA) decline by cycle 4 (C4) switched taxane. The primary clinical endpoint was confirmed ≥ 50% PSA decline versus historical control (TAX327)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595188/physical-growth-and-biological-maturation-of-children-and-adolescents-proposed-reference-curves
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Daniel Leite Portella, Miguel Arruda, Rossana Gómez-Campos, Giovanna Checkin Portella, Cynthia Lee Andruske, Marco A Cossio-Bolaños
BACKGROUND/AIM: The study of physical growth variables in terms of chronological age and biological maturation may provide a common reference point to reflect on the occurrence of body dimensions in and between individuals. The objectives of this study were as follows: (a) verify if the observed gender differences in the variables of physical growth by chronological age are confounded by physical maturation, (b) compare physical growth patterns with the reference of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-2012, and (c) develop regional curves to assess physical growth in terms of biological maturation...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566721/a-novel-cxcr4-targeted-near-infrared-nir-fluorescent-probe-peptide-r-nir750-specifically-detects-cxcr4-expressing-tumors
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Sara Santagata, Luigi Portella, Maria Napolitano, Adelaide Greco, Crescenzo D'Alterio, Maria Vittoria Barone, Antonio Luciano, Matteo Gramanzini, Luigi Auletta, Claudio Arra, Antonella Zannetti, Stefania Scala
C-X-C chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is over-expressed in multiple human cancers and correlates with tumor aggressiveness, poor prognosis and increased risk for distant metastases. Imaging agents for CXCR4 are thus highly desirable. We developed a novel CXCR4-targeted near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent probe (Peptide R-NIR750) conjugating the new developed CXCR4 peptidic antagonist Peptide R with the NIR fluorescent dye VivoTag-S750. Specific CXCR4 binding was obtained in cells overexpressing human CXCR4 (B16-hCXCR4 and human melanoma cells PES43), but not in CXCR4 low expressing cells (FB-1)...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431955/the-course-of-modic-vertebral-body-changes-after-posterolateral-lumbar-fusion-on-fused-and-adjacent-levels-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Stella Taylor Portella, Marcus André Acioly
According to the original description by Modic et al., the natural course of bone marrow signal abnormalities is an inexorable, progressive one, however recent evidence has demonstrated in healthy individuals and those suffering from lumbar disc herniation that the course of endplate degenerative changes is rather dynamic and sometimes regressive. The evolution of such changes in lumbar fused segments and adjacent levels is largely unknown. The literature relevant to the course of Modic changes on fused and adjacent levels, as well as its clinical correspondence in patients undergoing posterolateral lumbar fusion was collected...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424961/tillandsia-usneoides-a-successful-alternative-for-biomonitoring-changes-in-air-quality-due-to-a-new-highway-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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EDITORIAL
Poliana Cardoso-Gustavson, Francine Faia Fernandes, Edenise Segala Alves, Mariana Pereira Victorio, Barbara Baesso Moura, Marisa Domingos, Caroline Albuquerque Rodrigues, Andreza Portella Ribeiro, Catarina Carvalho Nievola, Ana Maria G Figueiredo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406400/the-rnf168-paralog-rnf169-defines-a-new-class-of-ubiquitylated-histone-reader-involved-in-the-response-to-dna-damage
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Julianne Kitevski-LeBlanc, Amélie Fradet-Turcotte, Predrag Kukic, Marcus D Wilson, Guillem Portella, Tairan Yuwen, Stephanie Panier, Shili Duan, Marella D Canny, Hugo van Ingen, Cheryl H Arrowsmith, John L Rubinstein, Michele Vendruscolo, Daniel Durocher, Lewis E Kay
Site-specific histone ubiquitylation plays a central role in orchestrating the response to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). DSBs elicit a cascade of events controlled by the ubiquitin ligase RNF168, which promotes the accumulation of repair factors such as 53BP1 and BRCA1 on the chromatin flanking the break site. RNF168 also promotes its own accumulation, and that of its paralog RNF169, but how they recognize ubiquitylated chromatin is unknown. Using methyl-TROSY solution NMR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations, we present an atomic resolution model of human RNF169 binding to a ubiquitylated nucleosome, and validate it by electron cryomicroscopy...
April 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341671/lipopolysaccharide-elicited-tslpr-expression-enriches-a-functionally-discrete-subset-of-human-cd14-cd1c-monocytes
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Francesco Borriello, Raffaella Iannone, Sarah Di Somma, Viviana Vastolo, Giuseppe Petrosino, Feliciano Visconte, Maddalena Raia, Giulia Scalia, Stefania Loffredo, Gilda Varricchi, Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Francescopaolo Granata, Luigi Del Vecchio, Giuseppe Portella, Gianni Marone
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is a cytokine produced mainly by epithelial cells in response to inflammatory or microbial stimuli and binds to the TSLP receptor (TSLPR) complex, a heterodimer composed of TSLPR and IL-7 receptor α (CD127). TSLP activates multiple immune cell subsets expressing the TSLPR complex and plays a role in several models of disease. Although human monocytes express TSLPR and CD127 mRNAs in response to the TLR4 agonist LPS, their responsiveness to TSLP is poorly defined. We demonstrate that TSLP enhances human CD14(+) monocyte CCL17 production in response to LPS and IL-4...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327879/antibodies-against-apicomplexa-protozoa-and-absence-sarcocysts-in-heart-tissues-from-horses-in-southern-brazil
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Luiza Pires Portella, Gustavo Cauduro Cadore, Luis Antonio Sangioni, Luiz Fernando Vilani Pellegrini, Rafael Fighera, Fernanda Ramos, Fernanda Silveira Flores Vogel
Sarcocystis spp., Neospora spp., and Toxoplasma gondii are Apicomplexa protozoa that can infect horses. This study aimed to investigate the occurrence of antibodies against Sarcocystis spp., Neospora spp., and T. gondii in horses slaughtered in southern Brazil. The presence of histological lesions, tissue cysts, and Sarcocystis spp. DNA in the hearts of these horses was also investigated. A total of 197 paired serum and heart samples were evaluated by serology and direct microscopic examination; 50 of these samples were subjected to histopathological and PCR analyses...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285190/nitrate-decreases-xanthine-oxidoreductase-mediated-nitrite-reductase-activity-and-attenuates-vascular-and-blood-pressure-responses-to-nitrite
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Célio Damacena-Angelis, Gustavo H Oliveira-Paula, Lucas C Pinheiro, Eduardo J Crevelin, Rafael L Portella, Luiz Alberto B Moraes, Jose E Tanus-Santos
Nitrite and nitrate restore deficient endogenous nitric oxide (NO) production as they are converted back to NO, and therefore complement the classic enzymatic NO synthesis. Circulating nitrate and nitrite must cross membrane barriers to produce their effects and increased nitrate concentrations may attenuate the nitrite influx into cells, decreasing NO generation from nitrite. Moreover, xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR) mediates NO formation from nitrite and nitrate. However, no study has examined whether nitrate attenuates XOR-mediated NO generation from nitrite...
August 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278509/evaluation-of-the-automated-qiasymphony-sp-as-workflow-for-cytomegalovirus-dna-extraction-and-amplification-from-dried-blood-spots
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Daniela Spalletti-Cernia, Sara Barbato, Rosanna Sorrentino, Luca Vallefuoco, Caterina Rocco, Pasquale Di Costanzo, Antonella Giannattasio, Francesco Raimondi, Claudia Mazzarella, Roberta De Mattia, Giuseppe Portella
OBJECTIVE: Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) can be considered the most important agent of congenital infection. Long-term sequelae of congenital infection occur in about 15% of infants asymptomatic at birth. To avoid long-term sequelae or to reduce their burden, it is necessary to identify infected children for early interventions. CMV DNA can be detected in dried blood spots (DBSs). DBSs have been used in several studies for the retrospective diagnosis of congenital CMV (CCMV). It has been proposed to use DBSs for the newborn screening of CMV infection; however, manual methods are not suitable for newborn screening of CCMV...
2016: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260618/air-contaminants-and-litter-fall-decomposition-in-urban-forest-areas-the-case-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-sp-brazil
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Maurício Lamano Ferreira, Andreza Portella Ribeiro, Caroline Rodrigues Albuquerque, Ana Paula do Nascimento Lamano Ferreira, Rubens César Lopes Figueira, Raffaele Lafortezza
BACKGROUND: Urban forests are usually affected by several types of atmospheric contaminants and by abnormal variations in weather conditions, thus facilitating the biotic homogenization and modification of ecosystem processes, such as nutrient cycling. Peri-urban forests and even natural forests that surround metropolitan areas are also subject to anthropogenic effects generated by cities, which may compromise the dynamics of these ecosystems. Hence, this study advances the hypothesis that the forests located at the margins of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo (MRSP), Brazil, have high concentrations of atmospheric contaminants leading to adverse effects on litter fall stock...
May 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251705/selenium-supplementation-modulates-apoptotic-processes-in-thyroid-follicular-cells
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Immacolata C Nettore, Emma De Nisco, Silvio Desiderio, Carmela Passaro, Luigi Maione, Mariarosaria Negri, Luigi Albano, Rosario Pivonello, Claudia Pivonello, Giuseppe Portella, Paola Ungaro, Annamaria Colao, Paolo E Macchia
Selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient modulating several physiopathological processes in the human body. The aim of the study is to characterize the molecular effects determined by Se-supplementation in thyroid follicular cells, using as model the well-differentiated rat thyroid follicular cell line FRTL5. Experiments have been performed to evaluate the effects of Se on cell growth, mortality and proliferation and on modulation of pro- and antiapoptotic pathways. The results indicate that Se-supplementation improves FRTL5 growth rate...
March 2, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139359/altered-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-in-schizophrenia-patients-with-persistent-auditory-verbal-hallucinations
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Anna Alonso-Solís, Yolanda Vives-Gilabert, Maria J Portella, Mireia Rabella, Eva M Grasa, Alexandra Roldán, Alejandro Keymer-Gausset, Conrad Molins, Fidel Núñez-Marín, Beatriz Gómez-Ansón, Enric Alvarez, Iluminada Corripio
The aim of this study is to analyze the differences in low frequency fluctuation (LFF) values between schizophrenia patients with and without auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH). Nineteen schizophrenia patients with persistent AVH (HP), fourteen non-hallucinating schizophrenia patients (nHP) and twenty healthy controls (HC) underwent R-fMRI. LFF values were calculated in the slow frequency band (0.01-0.08Hz). By means of group level contrasts, we performed direct voxel-wise group comparisons. Both groups of patients showed decreased amplitude LFF (ALFF) values in the occipital pole and lingual gyrus compared to HC, whereas increased ALFF values were found in the temporal pole and fusifom gyrus...
January 28, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116499/lack-of-relationship-between-plasma-levels-of-escitalopram-and-qtc-interval-length
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Mar Carceller-Sindreu, Javier de Diego-Adeliño, Maria J Portella, Xavier Garcia-Moll, Maria Figueras, Aina Fernandez-Vidal, Josep M Queraltó, Dolors Puigdemont, Enric Álvarez
Despite safety concerns raised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), evidence supporting QT-lengthening effects of escitalopram is far to be conclusive. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between escitalopram plasma levels (Escit-PL) and corrected QT-interval length (QTc-length) in 91 outpatients recruited from a hospital setting. Fifteen patients had an abnormally prolonged QTc-interval, and 3 had QTc-intervals ≥500 ms. No correlation between Escit-PL and QTc-length was found (r = 0.08; p = 0.45)...
January 23, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088759/how-accurate-are-accurate-force-fields-for-b-dna
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Pablo D Dans, Ivan Ivani, Adam Hospital, Guillem Portella, Carlos González, Modesto Orozco
Last generation of force-fields are raising expectations on the quality of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of DNA, as well as to the belief that theoretical models can substitute experimental ones in several cases. However these claims are based on limited benchmarks, where MD simulations have shown the ability to reproduce already existing 'experimental models', which in turn, have an unclear accuracy to represent DNA conformation in solution. In this work we explore the ability of different force-fields to predict the structure of two new B-DNA dodecamers, determined herein by means of 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)...
April 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
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