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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212472/-concordance-between-preoperative-and-definitive-study-in-endometrial-cancer
#1
Betania Mazón-González, Víctor Alberto Olguín-Cruces
BACKGROUND: Some studies have been realized to know the concordance level between the preoperative and the diagnosis of endometrial cancer and it has been observed that there is a tendency to undergrade the stage of cancer in preoperative studies. METHODS: It was carried out an observational, retrolective, transversal and comparative study to establish the concordance between the preoperative and the definitive study in endometrial cancer. We revised the records of the Pathology department of the Hospital "Luis Castelazo Ayala" from January 1st, 2012, to December 31th, 2014...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209158/gene-regulatory-network-underlying-the-immortalization-of-epithelial-cells
#2
Luis Fernando Méndez-López, Jose Davila-Velderrain, Elisa Domínguez-Hüttinger, Christian Enríquez-Olguín, Juan Carlos Martínez-García, Elena R Alvarez-Buylla
BACKGROUND: Tumorigenic transformation of human epithelial cells in vitro has been described experimentally as the potential result of spontaneous immortalization. This process is characterized by a series of cell-state transitions, in which normal epithelial cells acquire first a senescent state which is later surpassed to attain a mesenchymal stem-like phenotype with a potentially tumorigenic behavior. In this paper we aim to provide a system-level mechanistic explanation to the emergence of these cell types, and to the time-ordered transition patterns that are common to neoplasias of epithelial origin...
February 16, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161041/long-term-assessment-at-field-scale-of-floating-treatment-wetlands-for-improvement-of-water-quality-and-provision-of-ecosystem-services-in-a-eutrophic-urban-pond
#3
Eugenia J Olguín, Gloria Sánchez-Galván, Francisco J Melo, Víctor J Hernández, Ricardo E González-Portela
Pollution of urban water bodies requires stringent control measures and the development of low-cost and highly efficient alternative technologies. In contrast to Constructed Wetlands, Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTWs) have the advantage of not requiring large surface of land since they operate in situ. However, there is limited information about their long-term evaluation while operating at field scale. The aim of this work was to assess the performance of FTWs using a combination of Pontederia sagittata and Cyperus papyrus for the improvement of the water quality and provision of ecosystem services of a eutrophic urban pond...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109975/dna-damage-response-in-patients-with-pediatric-acute-lymphoid-leukemia-during-induction-therapy
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Júlia Plentz Portich, Rafael Pereira Dos Santos, Nathalia Kersting, Karolina Brochado Jorge, Pietro Rebelo Casagrande, Gabriela Dos Santos Costa, Jéssica Maria Gonçalves Dias Cionek, Danielly Brufatto Olguins, Marialva Sinigaglia, Franciele Faccio Busatto, Jenifer Saffi, Sharbel Weidner Maluf, Jiseh Fagundes Loss, Algemir Lunardi Brunetto, Rafael Roesler, Caroline Brunetto de Farias
Predicting the individual response to chemotherapy is a crucial challenge in cancer treatment. DNA damage caused by antitumor therapies evokes different repair mechanisms responses, such as Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER), whose components are being studied as prognosis biomarkers and target therapies. However, few reports have addressed DNA damages in pediatric Acute Lymphoid Leukemia (ALL). Hence, we conducted an observational follow-up study with pediatric patients to assess DNA damage (by Comet Assay) and gene expression from NER pathway during chemotherapy induction...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048345/su-d-brc-04-development-of-proton-tissue-equivalent-materials-for-calibration-and-dosimetry-studies
#5
E Olguin, S Flampouri, I Lipnharski, W Bolch
PURPOSE: To develop new proton tissue equivalent materials (PTEM), urethane and fiberglass based, for proton therapy calibration and dosimetry studies. Existing tissue equivalent plastics are applicable only for x-rays because they focus on matching mass attenuation coefficients. This study aims to create new plastics that match mass stopping powers for proton therapy applications instead. METHODS: New PTEMs were constructed using urethane and fiberglass resin materials for soft, fat, bone, and lung tissue...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047209/su-c-brc-01-a-monte-carlo-study-of-out-of-field-doses-from-cobalt-60-teletherapy-units-intended-for-historical-correlations-of-dose-to-normal-tissue
#6
H Petroccia, E Olguin, W Culberson, B Bednarz, N Mendenhall, W Bolch
PURPOSE: Innovations in radiotherapy treatments, such as dynamic IMRT, VMAT, and SBRT/SRS, result in larger proportions of low-dose regions where normal tissues are exposed to low doses levels. Low doses of radiation have been linked to secondary cancers and cardiac toxicities. The AAPM TG Committee No.158 entitled, 'Measurements and Calculations of Doses outside the Treatment Volume from External-Beam Radiation Therapy', has been formed to review the dosimetry of non-target and out-of-field exposures using experimental and computational approaches...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979059/total-polyphenols-content-in-white-wines-on-a-microfluidic-flow-injection-analyzer-with-embedded-optical-fibers
#7
Sandoval-Ventura Oscar, Olguín-Contreras Luis Fernando, Cañizares-Macías María Del Pilar
Absorbance detection in food microdevices has not been thoroughly used due to low levels of sensitivity in measurements. Thus, it is necessary to develop microfluidic methods for improving photometric detection. For this purpose, a simple coupled-optical-fiber-polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microdevice was developed, to quantify polyphenols content in white wine employing the Folin-Ciocalteu reaction method. A 6V and 10W halogen lamp with an optical path length of 7mm between optical fibers, which were placed into the microchip, using guides at the outlet of the flow, increased the level of sensitivity during detection...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936218/a-key-role-for-inhibins-in-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-function
#8
Roxana Olguín-Alor, Marisol de la Fuente-Granada, Laura C Bonifaz, Laura Antonio-Herrera, Eduardo A García-Zepeda, Gloria Soldevila
Inhibins are members of the TGFβ superfamily, which regulate many cellular processes including differentiation, proliferation, survival and apoptosis. Although initially described as hormones regulating the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis, based on their ability to antagonize Activins, our group has recently reported that they play a role in thymocyte differentiation and survival, as well as in thymic stromal cell maturation and nTreg generation. Here, we used Inhibin knock out mice (Inhα-/-) to investigate the role of Inhibins in peripheral dendritic cell maturation and function...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900450/il-9-and-th9-in-parasite-immunity
#9
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P Licona-Limón, A Arias-Rojas, E Olguín-Martínez
Interleukin-9 is a cytokine classically related to type 2 immune responses whose cellular identity has been recently reevaluated to identify a new specialized T helper subset called Th9 and an innate source referred as innate lymphoid cell type 2. Over the past years, IL-9 has been associated with allergic responses, tumor immunology, and autoimmunity; however, in this review, we will specifically focus on the role of IL-9 and Th9 cells in the context of parasitic infections. We will summarize and discuss all the evidence relating IL-9 expression and function in parasitic infections with a particular emphasis in helminth infections, an important health issue in developing countries; we will also provide a general description and classification of parasites, the immune response and cellular compartments activated in this context, and its implications and future directions towards a complete understanding of this interesting new T helper subset and its potential therapeutic use...
November 29, 2016: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855043/-association-of-ovarian-tumors-with-ca-125
#10
Judith Elena Martínez-Acosta, Víctor Alberto Olguín-Cruces
BACKGROUND: The tumor marker CA-125 is the most widely used serum marker for ovarian cancer screening. The aim of this paper was to establish the association between histopathologic result of ovarian tumors with serologic CA-125 and utility for the diagnosis of ovarian tumors at a Ginecoobstetric hospital. METHODS: An observational, retrospective, descriptive and longitudinal study, from September 1st 2010 to February 28 2013. All patients with histopathologic report ovarian tumor and CA-125 was selected to analyze the association of ovarian tumors with their histological type, biological behavior, range positivity of CA-125 and its relationship to the pre and postmenopausal state...
2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819781/-brain-death-attitude-and-knowledge-of-medical-personnel-in-a-third-level-hospital
#11
Martín Santibáñez-Velázquez, Erika Olguín-Sánchez, Adrián Ángeles-Vélez, Bertha Angélica García-García
BACKGROUND: Brain death is defined as the irreversible loss of all functions of the brain, including the brainstem. The objective is to know the attitude and knowledge toward brain death of the medical personnel involved in the process of the organ/tissue transplantation and donation in a third level hospital of Mexico City. METHODS: 67 attending physicians were interviewed with the methodology of pen, paper and a printed questionnaire. They were distributed in two groups: group A, consisting of non-surgical physicians, and group B, which was formed by surgical physicians...
November 2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809263/in-vitro-antimicrobial-activity-of-embothrium-coccineum-used-as-traditional-medicine-in-patagonia-against-multiresistant-bacteria
#12
Nicole Canales, Iván Montenegro, Mario Párraga, Yusser Olguín, Patricio Godoy, Enrique Werner, Alejandro Madrid
Embothrium coccineum J.R. Forst. & G. Forst is an evergreen tree that has been used as a folk remedy for the treatment of neuralgia, tooth pains, wound healing, and glandular conditions, as well as an antiseptic agent against bacterial infection. The antibacterial activities of sequential extracts (hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate, and ethanol) from the leaves of E. coccineum were evaluated by means of the micro-dilution assay against six (Escherichia coli; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Proteus mirabilis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes) multiresistant bacteria strains...
October 31, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754468/molecular-epidemiology-and-spatio-temporal-dynamics-of-the-h3n8-equine-influenza-virus-in-south-america
#13
Cecilia Olguin Perglione, Marcelo D Golemba, Carolina Torres, Maria Barrandeguy
Equine influenza virus (EIV) is considered the most important respiratory pathogen of horses as outbreaks of the disease lead to substantial economic losses. The H3N8 EIV has caused respiratory disease in horses across the world, including South American countries. Nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences for the complete haemagglutinin gene of the H3N8 EIV detected in South America since 1963 were analyzed. Phylogenetic and Bayesian coalescent analyses were carried out to study the origin, the time of the most recent common ancestors (tMRCA), the demographic and the phylogeographic patterns of the H3N8 EIV...
October 16, 2016: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741429/altered-csf-cytokine-network-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-a-pathway-based-statistical-analysis
#14
Hector R Martínez, César E Escamilla-Ocañas, Juan Miguel Tenorio-Pedraza, David Gómez-Almaguer, Jose Carlos Jaime-Perez, Leticia A Olguín-Ramírez, Sergio Salazar-Marioni, María Teresa González-Garza
INTRODUCTION: Increased cytokine expression is a prominent finding in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Due to their interdependence and pleiotropism, interpretation of CSF concentrations of a single cytokine is challenging. We describe a cytokine analysis in ALS patients using a pathway-based statistical method to identify changes in the whole cytokine network. METHODS: We analyzed 19 cytokines in CSF of ALS patients and controls. An equality of concentration matrices was conducted that allowed us to evaluate disturbances in the relationship of cytokines between controls and ALS patients with less and more than 12months of disease length...
October 11, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718141/promoting-interdomain-analogical-transfer-when-creating-a-problem-helps-to-solve-a-problem
#15
Ricardo A Minervino, Valeria Olguín, Máximo Trench
Research on analogical thinking has devised several ways of promoting an abstract encoding of base analogs, thus rendering them more retrievable during later encounters with similar situations lacking surface similarities. Recent studies have begun to explore ways of facilitating transfer at retrieval time, which could facilitate the retrieval of distant analogs learned within contexts that were not specially directed to emphasize their abstract structure. Such studies demonstrate that comparing a target problem to an analogous problem helps students retrieve base analogs that lack surface similarities...
October 7, 2016: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649609/comparison-between-silver-and-copper-modified-zeolite-rich-tuffs-as-microbicide-agents-for-escherichia-coli-and-candida-albicans
#16
L G Rossainz-Castro, I De-La-Rosa-Gómez, M T Olguín, D Alcántara-Díaz
Zeolite-rich tuff from the State of Chihuahua was modified with silver or copper ions (ZChAg and ZChCu) to evaluate its microbicidal effect against Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Candida albicans (C. albicans) suspended in an aqueous solution in order to compare the microbial disinfection kinetics between bacteria and yeast. The zeolite-rich tuff was treated with AgNO3 or CuCl2 solutions. The materials obtained were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the textural properties were also determined by BET-analyses...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616990/locus-ceruleus-norepinephrine-release-a-central-regulator-of-cns-spatio-temporal-activation
#17
Marco Atzori, Roberto Cuevas-Olguin, Eric Esquivel-Rendon, Francisco Garcia-Oscos, Roberto C Salgado-Delgado, Nadia Saderi, Marcela Miranda-Morales, Mario Treviño, Juan C Pineda, Humberto Salgado
Norepinephrine (NE) is synthesized in the Locus Coeruleus (LC) of the brainstem, from where it is released by axonal varicosities throughout the brain via volume transmission. A wealth of data from clinics and from animal models indicates that this catecholamine coordinates the activity of the central nervous system (CNS) and of the whole organism by modulating cell function in a vast number of brain areas in a coordinated manner. The ubiquity of NE receptors, the daunting number of cerebral areas regulated by the catecholamine, as well as the variety of cellular effects and of their timescales have contributed so far to defeat the attempts to integrate central adrenergic function into a unitary and coherent framework...
2016: Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609401/the-synergic-in-vitro-tocolytic-effect-of-nifedipine-plus-ritodrine-on-human-myometrial-contractility
#18
Jorge Andrés Carvajal, María José Zambrano, Nur Mónica Theodor, Luis Emilio Moreno, Thiare Rosario Olguín, Paula Sofía Vanhauwaert, Nevenka Belén Rojas, Ana María Delpiano
Many pharmacological agents have been investigated to manage preterm labor; we postulate that a combination of tocolytic drugs may achieve a better effect in the prevention of uterine contractions without dose-dependent adverse effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of dual combinations of tocolytics in vitro. Human myometrium was obtained during elective cesarean sections (term without labor; n = 40). Myometrial strips were placed in organ baths for the measurement of isometric tension...
September 7, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593555/chitosan-poly-octanoic-acid-2-thiophen-3-yl-ethyl-ester-blends-as-a-scaffold-to-maintain-myoblasts-regeneration-potential-in-vitro
#19
Cristina Padilla, Andrea Ramos, Natalia González, Mauricio Isaacs, Flavia Zacconi, Hugo C Olguín, Loreto M Valenzuela
Satellite cells are a small cell population that function as muscle-specific adult stem cells. When muscle damage occurs, these cells are able to activate, proliferate, and ultimately fuse with each other in order to form new myofibers or fuse with existing ones. For tissue engineering applications, obtaining a sufficient number of myoblasts prior transplantation that maintains their regenerative capacity is critical. This can be obtained by in vitro expansion of autologous satellite cells. However, once plated, the self-renewal and regenerative capacity of myoblasts is rapidly lost, obtaining low yields per biopsy...
January 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585845/establishment-of-the-muscle-tendon-junction-during-thorax-morphogenesis-in-drosophila-requires-the-rho-kinase
#20
Franco Vega-Macaya, Catalina Manieu, Mauricio Valdivia, Marek Mlodzik, Patricio Olguín
The assembly of the musculoskeletal system in Drosophila relies on the integration of chemical and mechanical signaling between the developing muscles with ectodermal cells specialized as "tendon cells." Mechanical tension generated at the junction of flight muscles and tendon cells of the notum epithelium is required for muscle morphogenesis, and is balanced by the epithelium in order to not deform. We report that Drosophila Rho kinase (DRok) is necessary in tendon cells to assemble stable myotendinous junctions (MTJ), which are required for muscle morphogenesis and survival...
November 2016: Genetics
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