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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737894/dual-role-of-gold-nanorods-inhibition-dissolution-of-a%C3%AE-fibrils-induced-by-near-ir-laser
#1
Swathi Sudhakar, Poornima Budime Santhosh, Ethayaraja Mani
Extracellular plaques of amyloid beta (Aβ) fibrils and neurofibrillary tangles are known to be associated with neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's. Studies have shown that spherical nanoparticles inhibit the formation of Aβ fibrils by intercepting the nucleation and growth pathways of fibrillation. In this report, gold nanorods (AuNR) are used to inhibit the formation of Aβ fibrils and the shape-dependent plasmonic properties of AuNR are exploited to faciliate faster dissolution of mature Aβ fibrils...
July 24, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737291/nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-reducing-strategies-in-hiv-treatment-assessing-the-evidence
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REVIEW
C Orkin, J M Llibre, S Gallien, A Antinori, Gmn Behrens, A Carr
Antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, comprising a backbone of two nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) plus another ARV, is the recognized standard of care (SOC), which has helped extend life expectancy in people living with HIV. In a quest to reduce lifelong drug exposure and minimize or avoid the toxicity of NRTIs, "NRTI-reducing" regimens have been investigated. This descriptive review assessing the results of NRTI-reducing strategies from the largest randomized trials focuses on virological efficacy, resistance, regimen safety (in terms of bone mineral density, renal function, lipids and central nervous system function) and simplicity...
July 24, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736719/lipid-profile-in-adult-patients-with-fabry-disease-ten-year-follow-up
#3
Karolina M Stepien, Chris J Hendriksz
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease, an X-linked genetic condition, results from alpha-galactosidase deficiency and increased accumulation of glycosphingolipids in cardiovascular tissues. Clinical manifestation includes vasculature associated complications. Hyperlipidaemia is one of the cardiovascular risk factors however it has never been well defined in Fabry disease. Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) is available but its effect on serum cholesterol is unknown. The aim of this project was to assess the influence of long-term ERT on lipid profile in a large cohort of adult patients with Fabry disease...
December 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735492/isolation-of-biologically-active-exosomes-from-plasma-of-patients-with-cancer
#4
Chang-Sook Hong, Sonja Funk, Theresa L Whiteside
A method for exosome isolation from human plasma was developed for rapid, high-throughput processing of plasma specimens obtained from patients with cancer. This method removes the bulk of plasma proteins associated with exosomes and can be used for comparative examinations of exosomes and their content in serial specimens of patients' plasma, allowing for monitoring changes in exosome numbers, profiles, and functions in the course of cancer progression or during therapy. The plasma-derived exosomes can be recovered in quantities sufficient for the characterization of their morphology by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), size and concentration by qNano, protein/lipid ratios, nucleic acid extraction, molecular profiling by Western blots or immune arrays, and functional assays...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735093/stable-isotope-labeling-by-fatty-acids-in-cell-culture-silfac-coupled-with-isotope-pattern-dependent-mass-spectrometry-for-global-screening-of-lipid-hydroperoxide-mediated-protein-modifications
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Ryo Takahashi, Shuhei Fujioka, Tomoyuki Oe, Seon Hwa Lee
Lipid hydroperoxide-mediated modifications of proteins are receiving increasing attention because of their possible involvement in various degenerative diseases. These biological effects are attributed to the ability of lipid peroxidation-derived aldehydes to react with the nucleophilic sites of proteins. Here we describe a methodology involving metabolic labeling coupled with mass spectrometry-based proteomic analysis that enables global screening of lipid hydroperoxide-mediated protein modifications in a cell system...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734574/early-reduction-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-8-serum-levels-is-associated-with-leptin-drop-and-predicts-diabetes-remission-after-bariatric-surgery
#6
Luca Liberale, Aldo Bonaventura, Federico Carbone, Maria Bertolotto, Paola Contini, Nicola Scopinaro, Giovanni Bruno Camerini, Francesco Saverio Papadia, Renzo Cordera, Giovanni Guido Camici, Franco Dallegri, Gian Franco Adami, Fabrizio Montecucco
BACKGROUND: We aimed at investigating whether the acute abrogation of leptin after bariatric surgery is able to reduce neutrophil activation and potentially affect type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remission. METHODS: Metabolic and inflammatory parameters (i.e. leptin, IL-6 and neutrophil products) were compared at baseline (before bariatric surgery), one month, one and three years after surgery in morbid obese (MOB) T2DM patients (n=12) and non-MOB controls (n=32)...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734478/ph-dependent-membrane-interactions-of-the-histidine-rich-cell-penetrating-peptide-lah4-l1
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Justine Wolf, Christopher Aisenbrey, Nicole Harmouche, Jesus Raya, Philippe Bertani, Natalia Voievoda, Regine Süss, Burkhard Bechinger
The histidine-rich designer peptide LAH4-L1 exhibits antimicrobial and potent cell-penetrating activities for a wide variety of cargo including nucleic acids, polypeptides, adeno-associated viruses, and nanodots. The non-covalent complexes formed between the peptide and cargo enter the cell via an endosomal pathway where the pH changes from neutral to acidic. Here, we investigated the membrane interactions of the peptide with phospholipid bilayers and its membrane topology using static solid-state NMR spectroscopy...
July 19, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733430/atherogenic-lipoprotein-determinants-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-residual-risk-among-individuals-with-low-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol
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Patrick R Lawler, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Audrey Y Chu, Svati H Shah, William E Kraus, Damian Craig, Latha Padmanabhan, Robert J Glynn, Paul M Ridker, Daniel I Chasman, Samia Mora
BACKGROUND: Levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in the population are declining, and increasing attention is being focused on residual lipid-related pathways of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk beyond LDL cholesterol. Among individuals with low (<130 mg/dL) LDL cholesterol, we undertook detailed profiling of circulating atherogenic lipoproteins in relation to incident cardiovascular disease in 2 populations. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to quantify concentrations of LDL and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein) particle subclasses in 11 984 JUPITER trial participants (NCT00239681)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733421/differentially-regulated-orthologs-in-sorghum-and-the-subgenomes-of-maize
#9
Yang Zhang, Daniel W Ngu, Daniel Carvalho, Zhikai Liang, Yumou Qiu, Rebecca Roston, James Schnable
Identifying interspecies changes in gene regulation, one of the two primary sources of phenotypic variation, is challenging on a genome-wide scale. The use of paired time course data on cold-responsive gene expression in maize (Zea mays) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) allowed us to identify differentially regulated orthologs. While the majority of cold-responsive transcriptional regulation of conserved gene pairs is species specific, the initial transcriptional responses to cold appear to be more conserved than later responses...
July 21, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732566/association-of-circulating-irisin-levels-with-metabolic-and-metabolite-profiles-of-korean-adolescents
#10
Han Byul Jang, Hyo-Jin Kim, Jae Heon Kang, Sang Ick Park, Kyung Hee Park, Hye-Ja Lee
CONTEXT: Irisin, a novel exercise-induced myokine, has been suggested to regulate energy metabolism. OBJECTIVE: We studied the relationship between circulating irisin and metabolic and metabolite profiles of Korean adolescents, and investigated the effects of physical activity, obesity, and metabolic syndrome (MetS) on irisin levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from the Korean Children-Adolescents Study. Our cross-sectional study included 618 adolescents (370 normal-weight and 248 obese adolescents; 316 boys and 302 girls) aged 12-15years...
August 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731685/lipophilic-polycation-vehicles-display-high-plasmid-dna-delivery-to-multiple-cell-types
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Yaoying Wu, Adam E Smith, Theresa M Reineke
A class of cationic poly(alkylamidoamine)s (PAAAs) containing lipophilic methylene linkers were designed and examined as in vitro plasmid DNA (pDNA) delivery agents. The PAAAs were synthesized via step-growth polymerization between a diamine monomer and each of four different diacid chloride monomers with varying methylene linker lengths, including glutaryl chloride, adipoyl chloride, pimeloyl chloride, and suberoyl chloride, which served to systematically increase the lipophilicity of the polymers. The synthesized polymers successfully complexed with pDNA in reduced serum medium at N/P ratios of 5 and greater, resulting in polyplexes with hydrodynamic diameters of approximately 1 μm...
July 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731561/association-of-glycaemic-index-and-glycaemic-load-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-an-iranian-adult-population-isfahan-healthy-heart-program
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Noushin Mohammadifard, Marjan Mansourian, Firouzeh Sajjadi, Maryam Maghroun, Ali Pourmoghaddas, Narges Yazdekhasti, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
AIM: There is controversy around the clinical effects of the dietary glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load (GL) on cardiovascular diseases risk factors such as metabolic syndrome (MetS). So, the present study was performed to evaluate the relationship between GI or GL and metabolic syndrome in an Iranian adult population in 2007. METHODS: The study was based on data from a sub-sample of the Isfahan Healthy Heart Program (IHHP), collected across three cities in central Iran, in the year 2007...
February 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731559/association-between-anthropometric-measures-of-regional-fat-mass-and-heart-rate-variability-in-obese-women
#13
Marina Rastović, Biljana Srdić-Galić, Oto Barak, Edita Stokić
AIM: Impaired autonomic function could be the mechanism for the development of cardiometabolic diseases in obesity. Hence, simple anthropometric measures of overall and central obesity could be screening markers for autonomic imbalance. We analysed the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) parameters and obesity indicators. METHODS: Sixty-three obese women underwent blood pressure, lipids and anthropometric measurements, body composition assessment, HOMA (homeostasis model assessment) index calculation and short-term HRV analysis...
February 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731364/synthesis-of-a-new-insulin-mimetic-anti-diabetic-drug-containing-vitamin-a-and-vanadium-iv-salt-chemico-biological-characterizations
#14
Abdel Majid A Adam, Ahmed M Naglah, Mohamed A Al-Omar, Moamen S Refat
Diabetes patients suffer from chronic disorders in the metabolism due to high blood sugar caused by anomalies in insulin excretion. Recently, vanadium compounds have been prepared and functionalized to decrease the level of hyperglycemia. Vitamin A boosts beta cell activity; therefore, the lack of this vitamin plays a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. The aim of this article focused on the synthesis of a new anti-diabetic drug formed from the complexation of a vanadium(IV) salt with vitamin A. Vitamin A acts as a unidentate chelate through the oxygen of its -OH group...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731143/suppression-of-hepatic-dysfunction-in-tenascin%C3%A2-x%C3%A2-deficient-mice-fed-a-high%C3%A2-fat-diet
#15
Shinsaku Yamaguchi, Kohei Kawakami, Kazumi Satoh, Naoki Fukunaga, Kazuhito Akama, Ken-Ichi Matsumoto
Extracellular matrix glycoprotein tenascin‑X (TNX) is the largest member of the tenascin family. In the present study, the contribution of TNX to liver dysfunction was investigated by administration of high‑fat and high‑cholesterol diet with high levels of phosphorus and calcium (HFCD) to wild‑type (WT) and TNX‑knockout (KO) mice. After 16 weeks of HFCD administration, the ratio of liver weight to body weight was approximately 22% higher in the HFCD‑fed WT mice compared with the HFCD‑fed TNX‑KO mice, indicating hepatomegaly in HFCD‑fed WT mice...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730728/beneficial-long-term-antidiabetic-actions-of-n-and-c-terminally-modified-analogues-of-apelin-13-in-diet-induced-obese-diabetic-mice
#16
V Parthsarathy, C Hogg, P R Flatt, F P M O'Harte
AIMS: This study investigated the chronic effects of twice daily administration of stable apelin analogues, apelin-13 amide and (pGlu)apelin-13 amide, on metabolic parameters in glucose intolerant and insulin resistant diet-induced obese (DIO) mice fed a high-fat diet for 150 days. STUDY DESIGN & METHODS: Groups of mice received twice daily (09:00 and 17:00 h) injections of saline vehicle, apelin-13 amide, (pGlu)apelin-13 amide or exendin-4(1-39) for 28 days (all at 25 nmol/kg)...
July 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729408/femoral-artery-atherosclerosis-is-associated-with-physical-function-across-the-spectrum-of-the-ankle-brachial-index-the-san-diego-population-study
#17
Christina L Wassel, Alicia M Ellis, Natalie C Suder, Emma Barinas-Mitchell, Dena E Rifkin, Nketi I Forbang, Julie O Denenberg, Antoinette M Marasco, Belinda J McQuaide, Nancy S Jenny, Matthew A Allison, Joachim H Ix, Michael H Criqui
BACKGROUND: The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is inadequate to detect early-stage atherosclerotic disease, when interventions to prevent functional decline may be the most effective. We determined associations of femoral artery atherosclerosis with physical functioning, across the spectrum of the ABI, and within the normal ABI range. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 2007-2011, 1103 multiethnic men and women participated in the San Diego Population Study, and completed all components of the summary performance score...
July 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728752/nano-structured-antimicrobial-surfaces-from-nature-to-synthetic-analogues
#18
REVIEW
Aaron Elbourne, Russell J Crawford, Elena P Ivanova
The scientific and industrial interest in antimicrobial surfaces has significantly increased in recent times. This interest is largely in response to the persistent microbial contamination of industrial and, importantly, medical implant surfaces. Bacterial contamination of implant surfaces often leads to infection at the implant-tissue interface, and with the prevalence of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance, the treatment of these infections is becoming far more challenging. Recently, many naturally occurring, high-aspect-ratio surface topographies have been discovered that exhibit high levels of biocidal efficacy...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728449/efficiency-and-cytotoxicity-analysis-of-cationic-lipids-mediated-gene-transfection-into-ags-gastric-cancer-cells
#19
Nasrin Gharaati-Far, Mohammad Reza Tohidkia, Alireza Dehnad, Yadollah Omidi
In this effort, we provided comparative study on optimization of transfection conditions for AGS human gastric cancer cell line using two commercial non-liposomal cationic lipids. Using reporter vector pEGFP-N1, transfection efficiency of Attractene™ and X-tremeGENE HP™ transfection reagents in terms of cell densities and DNA/reagent ratios was determined in AGS cells by flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy. In addition, influence of transfection reagents on direct cytotoxicity and cell viability was respectively, measured using lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage and MTT assays...
July 20, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728282/-epidemiologic-study-of-tear-film-lipid-layer-thickness-measurement-in-the-population-of-taishitun-community-in-beijing
#20
Q F Liang, X H Du, Y D Su, N L Wang, Z J Wei, Antoine Labbé
Objective: To investigate the distribution of tear film lipid layer thickness (LLT) and the relationship between symptoms and signs of dry eye and tear film LLT in the population of Taishitun Community in Beijing. Methods: A cross-sectional study. From May 2016 to August 2016, three streets of Taishitun Community were randomly selected as survey districts and 540 persons were taken as investigation subjects. Every participant completed 6 items of dry eye examinations as follows: questionnaire (Ocular Surface Disease Index, OSDI), measurement of tear film LLT, tear film break-up time (TBUT), corneal and conjunctival staining, SchirmerⅠtest and the infrared meibomian photography...
July 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
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