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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445936/increased-expression-of-zeb1-as1-correlates-with-higher-histopathological-grade-and-promotes-tumorigenesis-in-bladder-cancer
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Junhao Lin, Yonghao Zhan, Yuchen Liu, Zhicong Chen, Jianbo Liang, Wei Li, Anbang He, Liqun Zhou, Hongbin Mei, Feng Wang, Weiren Huang
Bladder cancer is one of the most common urinary cancers worldwide. Emerging studies indicated that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play crucial roles in cancer biology. In this study, we found that a novel lncRNA Zinc finger E-box-binding homeebox1 (ZEB1) antisense RNA (ZEB1-AS1) was overexpressed in bladder cancer tissues compared to paired noncancerous tissues. Moreover, the expression of ZEB1-AS1 was positive correlated with higher histological grade and TNM stage in bladder cancer. Furthermore, Loss-of-function experiments showed that down-regulation of ZEB1-AS1 not only can suppress cell growth but also can inhibit migration and induce apoptosis in bladder cancer cell lines 5637 and SW780...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445901/comparative-pharmacokinetics-of-cholecalciferol-in-dogs-from-2-different-oral-formulations-using-corrective-measures-to-overcome-interference-from-endogenous-cholecalciferol
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Harilal Patel, Prakash Patel, Chandrakant Bhatt, Ashok Ghoghari, Urvesh Patel, Mukesh Ukawalal, Shafiq Sheikh, Vikram Ramanathan, Nuggehally R Srinivas
The aim of the preclinical investigation was to obtain single dose pharmacokinetics in dogs from 2 different oral cholecalciferol formulations using corrective measures to overcome the interference of endogenous cholecalciferol. 6 dogs were fasted overnight and the following day received 60 000 IU dose cholecalciferol [reference, Eris(®), vs. test, Sunbless(®)] by oral dosing. Blood samples were collected on day 0 (baseline establishment) and after dosing on day 1 up to 28 days. The serum samples were extracted using protein precipitation/solid phase extraction and analysed to determine cholecalciferol by LC-MS/MS assay with calibrators prepared from cholecalciferol free serum...
April 26, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445900/central-and-peripheral-glucagon-reduces-hyperlipidemia-in-rats-and-hamsters
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Vishal Patel, Amit Joharapurkar, Samadhan Kshirsagar, Hiren M Patel, Dheerendra Pandey, Dipam Patel, Kiran Shah, Rajesh Bahekar, Gaurang B Shah, Mukul R Jain
Increased lipid levels in blood contribute to increasing the risk of diabetic complications. Glucagon exerts lipid lowering effects in diabetic state. However, the mechanism behind the lipid reduction by glucagon independent of glucose homeostasis is not well understood. We assessed the actions of glucagon on lipid modulation in blood and markers in liver in hyperlipidemic hamsters and rats. Male Sprague Dawley rats and Golden Syrian hamsters on a hyperlipidemic diet for 2 weeks were administered a single dose of glucagon by subcutaneous (SC, 150 and 300 µg/kg) or intracerebroventricular (ICV, 15 and 30 µg/animal) route...
April 26, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445858/the-impact-of-minor-blood-transfusion-on-the-outcome-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Marco Zanobini, Francesco Onorati, Debora Brascia, Giovanni Mariscalco, Ilaria Franzese, Vito G Ruggieri, Karl Bounader, Andrea Perrotti, Francesco Musumeci, Giuseppe Santarpino, Daniele Maselli, Saverio Nardella, Helmut Gulbins, Riccardo Gherli, Antonino S Rubino, Carmelo Mignosa, Marisa De Feo, Giuseppe Gatti, Francesco Santini, Antonio Salsano, Magnus Dalén, Matteo Saccocci, Daniel Reichart, Giuseppe Faggian, Tiziano Gherli, Francesco Nicolini, Fausto Biancari
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of minor perioperative bleeding requiring transfusion of 1-2 red blood cell (RBC) units on the outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: Sixteen cardiac surgical centers contributed to the prospective European CABG registry (E-CABG). 1014 patients receiving 1-2 RBC units during or after isolated CABG were compared to 2264 patients not receiving RBCs. RESULTS: In 827 propensity score matched pairs, transfusion of 1-2 RBC units did not affect the risk of in-hospital/30-day death (p=0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445849/a-reference-measurement-procedure-for-amino-acids-in-blood-using-isotope-dilution-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Juok Kim, Tran Thi Thanh Huong, Seon-Pyo Hong, Ji-Seon Jeong
We described a reference measurement procedure for amino acid (AA) quantification in blood samples based on deproteinization with 5-sulfosalicylic acid (SSA) and an isotope dilution-ultra performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS) method. The serum was deproteinized with 15% v/v SSA and the supernatant was injected directly into the LC-MS system without further processing. Compared with the use of other precipitants and water as a control, five model AAs-valine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, and phenylalanine-in the SSA-treated samples showed ionization enhancement as well as stable background signals without significant ion suppression effects...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445836/a-forensic-multiplex-of-nine-novel-pentameric-repeat-strs
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M de la Puente, C Phillips, M Fondevila, M Gelabert-Besada, Á Carracedo, M V Lareu
Pentameric-repeat short tandem repeats (STRs), consisting of loci with repeat units of five base-pairs, have the advantage of reduced stutter products compared to their tetrameric-repeat STR counterparts. This characteristic potentially helps the interpretation of mixed DNA profiles when minor component alleles may coincide with stutter peaks from the major components. To develop a simple but informative forensic multiplex with the capability to aid mixture interpretation, we designed an 11-plex assay of nine pentameric STRs new to forensic analysis plus two male- specific markers: DYS391 and the Y-Indel rs2032678 used in GlobalFiler™ (Life Technologies)...
April 15, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445798/episiotomy-what-angle-do-you-cut-to-the-midline
#7
Kenneth Ma, Louise Byrd
OBJECTIVE: Although episiotomies are the commonest obstetric procedure performed the technique of performing one varies amongst obstetricians and midwives. The angle of episiotomy to the midline in particular has been shown to influence the risk of developing obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). In order to identify the differences in technique and to identify targets for training we undertook a practice survey of episiotomies to analyse the differences in technique between grades of obstetricians and midwives...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445735/a-design-principle-for-an-autonomous-post-translational-pattern-formation
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Shuhei S Sugai, Koji L Ode, Hiroki R Ueda
Previous autonomous pattern-formation models often assumed complex molecular and cellular networks. This theoretical study, however, shows that a system composed of one substrate with multisite phosphorylation and a pair of kinase and phosphatase can generate autonomous spatial information, including complex stripe patterns. All (de-)phosphorylation reactions are described with a generic Michaelis-Menten scheme, and all species freely diffuse without pre-existing gradients. Computational simulation upon >23,000,000 randomly generated parameter sets revealed the design motifs of cyclic reaction and enzyme sequestration by slow-diffusing substrates...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445558/clinical-characteristics-of-connective-tissue-nevi-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-with-special-emphasis-on-shagreen-patches
#9
Michelle A Bongiorno, Neera Nathan, Oyetewa Oyerinde, Ji-An Wang, Chyi-Chia Richard Lee, G Thomas Brown, Joel Moss, Thomas N Darling
Importance: Patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) frequently develop collagenous connective tissue nevi. The prototypical lesion is a large shagreen patch located on the lower back, but some patients only manifest small collagenomas or have lesions elsewhere on the body. The ability to recognize these variable presentations can be important for the diagnosis of TSC. Objective: To describe the clinical characteristics of connective tissue nevi on the trunk and extremities of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445526/biosynthesis-of-the-oxygenated-diterpene-nezukol-in-the-medicinal-plant-isodon-rubescens-is-catalyzed-by-a-pair-of-diterpene-synthases
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Kyle A Pelot, David M Hagelthorn, J Bennett Addison, Philipp Zerbe
Plants produce an immense diversity of natural products (i.e. secondary or specialized metabolites) that offer a rich source of known and potentially new pharmaceuticals and other desirable bioproducts. The Traditional Chinese Medicinal plant Isodon rubescens (Lamiaceae) contains an array of bioactive labdane-related diterpenoid natural products. Of these, the ent-kauranoid oridonin is the most prominent specialized metabolite that has been extensively studied for its potent antimicrobial and anticancer efficacy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445514/the-complexity-underlying-invasiveness-precludes-the-identification-of-invasive-traits-a-comparative-study-of-invasive-and-non-invasive-heterocarpic-atriplex-congeners
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Jana Doudová, Jan Douda, Bohumil Mandák
Heterocarpy enables species to effectively spread under unfavourable conditions by producing two or more types of fruit differing in ecological characteristics. Although it is frequent in annuals occupying disturbed habitats that are vulnerable to invasion, there is still a lack of congeneric studies addressing the importance of heterocarpy for species invasion success. We compared two pairs of heterocarpic Atriplex species, each of them comprising one invasive and one non-invasive non-native congener. In two common garden experiments, we (i) simulated the influence of different levels of nutrients and population density on plants grown from different types of fruits and examined several traits that are generally positively associated with invasion success, and (ii) grew plants in a replacement series experiment to evaluate resource partitioning between them and to compare their competitive ability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445494/maternal-perception-of-children-s-nutritional-status-in-the-federal-district-brazil
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Jéssica Pedroso, Natacha Toral, Muriel Bauermann Gubert
Maternal perception of child's nutritional status has a potential impact on the identification, prevention, and treatment of childhood overweight. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of misperception and factors associated with maternal perception of the nutritional status of first- to third-grade elementary school students from private schools in the Federal District, Brazil. This cross-sectional study was conducted with 554 mother-child pairs. Children's nutritional status was assessed by measuring their weight and height...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445435/microarray-selection-of-cooperative-peptides-for-modulating-enzyme-activities
#13
Jinglin Fu
Recently, peptide microarrays have been used to distinguish proteins, antibodies, viruses, and bacteria based on their binding to random sequence peptides. We reported on the use of peptide arrays to identify enzyme modulators that involve screening an array of 10,000 defined and addressable peptides on a microarray. Primary peptides were first selected to inhibit the enzyme at low μM concentrations. Then, new peptides were found to only bind strongly with the enzyme-inhibitor complex, but not the native enzyme...
April 26, 2017: Microarrays
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445425/association-of-long-term-near-highway-exposure-to-ultrafine-particles-with-cardiovascular-diseases-diabetes-and-hypertension
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Yu Li, Kevin J Lane, Laura Corlin, Allison P Patton, John L Durant, Mohan Thanikachalam, Mark Woodin, Molin Wang, Doug Brugge
Ultrafine particle (UFP) concentrations are elevated near busy roadways, however, their effects on prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and hypertension are not well understood. To investigate these associations, data on demographics, diseases, medication use, and time of activities were collected by in-home surveys for 704 participants in three pairs of near-highway and urban background neighborhoods in and near Boston (MA, USA). Body mass index (BMI) was measured for a subset of 435 participants...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445416/structure-function-model-for-kissing-loop-interactions-that-initiate-dimerization-of-ty1-rna
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Eric R Gamache, Jung H Doh, Justin Ritz, Alain Laederach, Stanislav Bellaousov, David H Mathews, M Joan Curcio
The genomic RNA of the retrotransposon Ty1 is packaged as a dimer into virus-like particles. The 5' terminus of Ty1 RNA harbors cis-acting sequences required for translation initiation, packaging and initiation of reverse transcription (TIPIRT). To identify RNA motifs involved in dimerization and packaging, a structural model of the TIPIRT domain in vitro was developed from single-nucleotide resolution RNA structural data. In general agreement with previous models, the first 326 nucleotides of Ty1 RNA form a pseudoknot with a 7-bp stem (S1), a 1-nucleotide interhelical loop and an 8-bp stem (S2) that delineate two long, structured loops...
April 26, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445061/synergistic-visible-light-photoredox-nickel-catalyzed-synthesis-of-aliphatic-ketones-via-n-c-cleavage-of-imides
#16
Javad Amani, Rauful Alam, Shorouk Badir, Gary A Molander
An electrophilic, imide-based, visible-light-promoted photoredox/Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction for the synthesis of aliphatic ketones has been developed. This protocol proceeds through N-C(O) bond activation, made possible through the lower activation energy for metal insertion into this bond due to delocalization of the lone pair of electrons on the nitrogen by electron-withdrawing groups. The operationally simple and mild cross-coupling reaction is performed at ambient temperature and exhibits tolerance for a variety of functional groups...
April 26, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444987/platelet-count-spleen-length-and-platelet-count-to-spleen-length-ratio-for-the-diagnosis-of-oesophageal-varices-in-people-with-chronic-liver-disease-or-portal-vein-thrombosis
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Agostino Colli, Juan Cristóbal Gana, Jason Yap, Thomasin Adams-Webber, Natalie Rashkovan, Simon C Ling, Giovanni Casazza
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend screening of people with oesophageal varices via oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy at the time of diagnosis of hepatic cirrhosis. This requires that people repeatedly undergo unpleasant invasive procedures with their attendant risks, although half of these people have no identifiable oesophageal varices 10 years after the initial diagnosis of cirrhosis. Platelet count, spleen length, and platelet count-to-spleen length ratio are non-invasive tests proposed as triage tests for the diagnosis of oesophageal varices...
April 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444956/structural-insights-into-the-recognition-of-n%C3%A2-aryl-and-c8-aryl-dna-lesions-by-the-repair-protein-xpa-rad14
#18
Charlotte Ebert, Nina Simon, Sabine Schneider, Thomas Carell
Aromatic amines are strongly carcinogenic compounds. They are activated in the liver to give reactive nitrenium ions that are known to react with the nucleobases within the DNA duplex. The reaction occurs predominantly at the C8-position of the dG base, which gives C8-acetyl-aryl-, or C8-aryl-dG adducts in an electrophilic aromatic substitution reaction. Alternatively, reaction with the exocyclic 2-NH₂ group is observed. While the C8-adducts retain the base pairing properties, base pairing is strongly compromised in the case of the N²-adducts...
April 26, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444937/soluble-inorganic-nanoparticle-constructed-porous-coordination-frameworks-as-homogenized-heterogeneous-photocatalysts-for-suzuki-coupling-reaction-under-near-infrared-light
#19
Baodui Wang, Yuting Luo, Yong Peng, Weisheng Liu, Fengjuan Chen
Self-assembly has emerged as a promising method to control the structure and properties of ensembles of inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) for exploiting their collective effects. However, the rational assembly of inorganic NPs into soluble porous architectures as homogenized heterogeneous catalyst has been less studied. Here, we show that inorganic NPs can be used for the assembly of soluble porous coordination frameworks (PCFs) by atom-scale interfacial coordination-driven assembly strategy. Given large pore size, high dispersity in solution, strong absorption in the near-infrared range (NIR), and a long living electron-hole pair, the obtained soluble framework can serve as a platform for homogenize heterogeneous photocatalysts, which exhibited excellent activity, high apparent quantum efficiency, and recyclability to catalyze the noble metal free Suzuki coupling reaction under NIR light at room temperature...
April 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444916/perfectly-alternating-and-regioselective-copolymerization-of-carbonyl-sulfide-and-epoxides-by-metal-free-lewis-pairs
#20
Jia-Liang Yang, Hai-Lin Wu, Yang Li, Xing-Hong Zhang, Donald J Darensbourg
The preparation of perfectly alternating and regioslective copolymers derived from the copolymerization of carbonyl sulfide (COS) and epoxides by metal-free Lewis pair catalysts composed of a Lewis base (amidine, guanidine, or quaternary onium salts) and a Lewis acid (triethyl borane) is described. Colorless and highly transparent copolymers of poly(monothiocarbonate) were successfully obtained with over 99 % tail-to-head content and high molecular weight (up to 92.5 kg mol(-1) ). In most instances, oxygen-sulfur exchange reactions (O/S ERs), which would generate random thiocarbonate and carbonate units, were effectively suppressed...
April 26, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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