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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319890/one-year-follow-up-of-clinical-metabolic-and-oxidative-stress-profile-of-morbid-obese-patients-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-8-oxo-dg-as-a-clinical-marker
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Lidia Monzo-Beltran, Antonio Vazquez-Tarragón, Concha Cerdà, Paula Garcia-Perez, Antonio Iradi, Carlos Sánchez, Benjamin Climent, Carmen Tormos, Antonio Vázquez-Prado, Javier Girbés, Nuria Estáñ, Sebastián Blesa, Raquel Cortés, Felipe J Chaves, Guillermo T Sáez
Obesity has grown worldwide over the last few decades. In its different degrees, obesity is accompanied by many clinical and biochemical alterations reflecting the pathological condition of various body tissues. Among the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of obesity and associated complications, oxidative stress (OS) may be playing an important role. In the present study, we have characterized at systemic level the degree of OS status in a group of morbid obese patients (BMI>40kg/m(2)) at basal sate and its modulation during one year after bariatric surgery using the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) technique...
February 14, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318787/municipal-wastewater-treatment-plant-effluent-induced-effects-on-freshwater-mussel-populations-and-the-role-of-mussel-refugia-in-recolonizing-an-extirpated-reach
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Patricia L Gillis, Rodney McInnis, Joseph Salerno, Shane R de Solla, Mark R Servos, Erin M Leonard
Global human population and urbanization continually increase the volume of wastewater entering aquatic environments. Despite efforts to treat these effluents, they contribute a diverse suite of substances that enter watersheds at concentrations that have the potential to elicit adverse effects on aquatic organisms. The relationship between wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent exposure and biological responses within aquatic ecosystems remains poorly understood, especially at the population level. To examine the effect of WWTP effluents on sentinel invertebrates, freshwater mussels were assessed in the Grand River, Ontario, in populations associated with the outfall of a major WWTP...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318525/psoriasis-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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J M Carrascosa, C Bonanad, E Dauden, R Botella, A Olveira-Martín
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent liver condition in the West. The prevalence and severity of NAFLD is higher and the prognosis worse in patients with psoriasis. The pathogenic link between psoriasis and NAFLD is chronic inflammation and peripheral insulin resistance, a common finding in diseases associated with psoriasis. NAFLD should therefore be ruled out during the initial evaluation of patients with psoriasis, in particular if they show signs of metabolic syndrome and require systemic treatment...
March 16, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317922/optical-imaging-of-localized-chemical-events-using-programmable-diamond-quantum-nanosensors
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Torsten Rendler, Jitka Neburkova, Ondrej Zemek, Jan Kotek, Andrea Zappe, Zhiqin Chu, Petr Cigler, Jörg Wrachtrup
Development of multifunctional nanoscale sensors working under physiological conditions enables monitoring of intracellular processes that are important for various biological and medical applications. By attaching paramagnetic gadolinium complexes to nanodiamonds (NDs) with nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centres through surface engineering, we developed a hybrid nanoscale sensor that can be adjusted to directly monitor physiological species through a proposed sensing scheme based on NV spin relaxometry. We adopt a single-step method to measure spin relaxation rates enabling time-dependent measurements on changes in pH or redox potential at a submicrometre-length scale in a microfluidic channel that mimics cellular environments...
March 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317479/climate-changes-and-human-health-a-review-of-the-effect-of-environmental-stressors-on-cardiovascular-diseases-across-epidemiology-and-biological-mechanisms
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Paolo Giorgini, Paolo Di Giosia, Marco Petrarca, Francesco Lattanzio, Cosimo Andrea Stamerra, Claudio Ferri
BACKGROUND: Climate change is rapidly affecting all the regions of our planet. The most relevant example is global warming, which impacts on the earth's ecosystems, threatening human health. Other effects include extreme variations in temperature and increases in air pollution. These events may negatively impact mortality and morbidity for cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: In this review, we discuss the main effects of climate changes on cardiovascular diseases, reporting the epidemiological evidences and the biological mechanisms linking climate change consequences to hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart diseases, heart failure and stroke...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317453/ebola-virus-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-control-threat-to-humans-lessons-learnt-and-preparedness-plans-an-update-on-its-40-year-s-journey
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Raj Kumar Singh, Kuldeep Dhama, Yashpal Singh Malik, Muthannan Andavar Ramakrishnan, Kumaragurubaran Karthik, Rekha Khandia, Ruchi Tiwari, Ashok Munjal, Mani Saminathan, Swati Sachan, Perumal Arumugam Desingu, Jobin Jose Kattoor, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Sunil Kumar Joshi
Ebola virus (EBOV) is an extremely contagious pathogen and causes lethal hemorrhagic fever disease in man and animals with high fatality rates. The recently occurred Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks in the West African countries have categorized it as an international health concern. For the virus maintenance and transmission, the non-human primates and reservoir hosts like fruit bats have played a vital role. Furthermore, the virus may also get transferred through contaminated biological fluids like breast milk, tears, urine, semen, blood, etc...
March 20, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316240/heme-gazing-illuminating-eukaryotic-heme-trafficking-dynamics-and-signaling-with-fluorescent-heme-sensors
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David A Hanna, Osiris Martinez-Guzman, Amit Ram Reddi
Heme (iron protoporphyrin IX) is an essential protein prosthetic group and signaling molecule required for most life on Earth. All heme dependent processes require the dynamic and rapid mobilization of heme from sites of synthesis or uptake to hemoproteins present in virtually every subcellular compartment. The cytotoxicity and hydrophobicity of heme necessitates that heme mobilization is carefully controlled to mitigate the deleterious effects of this essential toxin. Indeed, a number of disorders, including certain cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and aging and age-related neurodegenerative diseases, are tied to defects in heme homeostasis...
March 18, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316046/treatment-of-municipal-wastewater-in-full-scale-on-site-sand-filter-reduces-bod-efficiently-but-does-not-reach-requirements-for-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-removal
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Petteri Laaksonen, Aki Sinkkonen, Gennadi Zaitsev, Esa Mäkinen, Timo Grönroos, Martin Romantschuk
A traditional sand filter for treatment of household wastewater was constructed in the fall of 2012 at Biolinja 12, Turku, Finland. Construction work was led and monitored by an authorized wastewater treatment consultant. The filter was placed on a field bordered by open ditches from all sides in order to collect excess rain and snowmelt waters. The filter was constructed and insulated from the environment so that all outflowing water was accounted for. Untreated, mainly municipal, wastewater from Varissuo suburb was pumped from a sewer separately via three septic tanks (volume = 1 m(3) each) into the filters...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315542/biosimilars-considerations-for-oncology-nurses%C3%A2
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Vida Vizgirda, Ira Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Biosimilars are developed to be highly similar to and treat the same conditions as licensed biologics. As they are approved and their use becomes more widespread, oncology nurses should be aware of their development and unique considerations. OBJECTIVES: This article reviews properties of biosimilars; their regulation and approval process; the ways in which their quality, safety, and efficacy are evaluated; their postmarketing safety monitoring; and their significance to oncology nurses and oncology nursing...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315256/simultaneous-detection-of-metalloprotease-activities-in-complex-biological-samples-using-the-prama-proteolytic-activity-matrix-assay-method
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Catharina Conrad, Miles A Miller, Jörg W Bartsch, Uwe Schlomann, Douglas A Lauffenburger
Proteolytic Activity Matrix Analysis (PrAMA) is a method for simultaneously determining the activities of specific Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinases (ADAMs) in complex biological samples. In mixtures of unknown proteases, PrAMA infers selective metalloproteinase activities by using a panel of moderately specific FRET-based polypeptide protease substrates in parallel, typically monitored by a plate-reader in a 96-well format. Fluorescence measurements are then quantitatively compared to a standard table of catalytic efficiencies measured from purified mixtures of individual metalloproteinases and FRET substrates...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315202/validation-of-bevacizumab-therapy-effect-on-colon-cancer-subtypes-by-using-whole-body-imaging-in-mice
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Ivan Vuletic, Kedi Zhou, Hui Li, Huichen Bai, Xiangxi Meng, Sihao Zhu, Yichen Ding, Jun Li, Hongfang Sun, Qiushi Ren
PURPOSE: Preclinical imaging offers a useful tool for monitoring cancer biological behavior and therapy in vivo without the necessity of animal surgery. The following paper describes our examination of tumor progress and anti-angiogenic therapy with Bevacizumab on colon cancer subtypes (SW480 and SW620) by using different non-invasive real-time in vivo imaging techniques. PROCEDURES: Color Doppler ultrasound imaging (CDUI) was used to observe the formation of new blood vessels; a homemade fluorescence reflectance imaging (FRI) apparatus was mainly used to test the difference in VEGFR2 expression between the tumor subtypes...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314956/evolution-of-mhc-based-technologies-used-for-detection-of-antigen-responsive-t-cells
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Amalie Kai Bentzen, Sine Reker Hadrup
T cell-mediated recognition of peptide-major histocompatibility complex (pMHC) class I and II molecules is crucial for the control of intracellular pathogens and cancer, as well as for stimulation and maintenance of efficient cytotoxic responses. Such interactions may also play a role in the development of autoimmune diseases. Novel insights into this mechanism are crucial to understanding disease development and establishing new treatment strategies. MHC multimers have been used for detection of antigen-responsive T cells since the first report by Altman et al...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314475/pharmacokinetic-based-study-on-lagged-stimulation-of-curcumae-longae-rhizoma-piper-nigrum-couplet-in-their-main-active-components-metabolism-using-uplc-ms-ms
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Zhao Chen, Dongmei Sun, Xiaoli Bi, Xiaohui Zeng, Wenhui Luo, Dake Cai, Qiaohuang Zeng, Aili Xu
BACKGROUND: Curcumae Longae Rhizoma is one of the commonly used traditional Chinese medicines, which has multiple biological activities such as relieving stagnation and stasis, pain alleviation, curing amenorrhea and wounds. However, its main active component-curcumin has poor absorption and very fast metabolism in body. To solve this problem, Piper nigrum was introduced for its ability to strengthen bioavailability of other compounds. PURPOSE: In most cases of TCM couplets, all ingredients were prepared and taken simultaneously, which in our opinion did not take full advantage of their interactions...
April 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306608/evaluation-of-human-glioma-using-in-vivo-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-combined-with-expression-of-cyclooxygenase-2-a-preliminary-clinical-trial
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Wenqi Shi, Fuyan Li, Hongxia Li, Yanjie Xu, Qingshi Zeng
We sought to investigate the correlation between in-vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-MRS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in human glioma, and to advance their roles in diagnostic mapping and monitoring of glioma biological behavior. Thirty-nine patients with different grades of glioma (WHO classification I-IV) included in this study were scanned at 3.0 T MR before operation or biopsy puncture. Tumor morphology and H-MRS metabolites ratio [choline (Cho)/creatine (Cr)] were evaluated independently by two experienced radiologists...
March 16, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306358/the-genetics-of-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma-and-the-use-of-circulating-cell-free-dna-for-disease-detection-and-monitoring
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Mark R Openshaw, Catherine J Richards, David S Guttery, Jacqueline A Shaw, Anne L Thomas
Gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GOA) is a frequently occurring cancer worldwide with a poor clinical outcome. Adenocarcinomas of the oesophagus and gastroesophageal junction have shown a recent increase in frequency, therefore there is need to increase our understanding of GOA in order to improve our ability to detect, monitor and treat the disease. Areas covered: The authors discuss the current classification of GOA in the context of recent changes in incidence. The authors also discuss developments in the understanding of disease biology and recent discoveries from whole genome and whole exome sequencing, and studies in immunotherapy...
March 17, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306150/biomarkers-a-general-review
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Jeffrey K Aronson, Robin E Ferner
A biomarker is a biological observation that substitutes for and ideally predicts a clinically relevant endpoint or intermediate outcome that is more difficult to observe. The use of clinical biomarkers is easier and less expensive than direct measurement of the final clinical endpoint, and biomarkers are usually measured over a shorter time span. They can be used in disease screening, diagnosis, characterization, and monitoring; as prognostic indicators; for developing individualized therapeutic interventions; for predicting and treating adverse drug reactions; for identifying cell types; and for pharmacodynamic and dose-response studies...
March 17, 2017: Current Protocols in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303939/integrated-multi-ise-arrays-with-improved-sensitivity-accuracy-and-precision
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Chunling Wang, Hongyan Yuan, Zhijuan Duan, Dan Xiao
Increasing use of ion-selective electrodes (ISEs) in the biological and environmental fields has generated demand for high-sensitivity ISEs. However, improving the sensitivities of ISEs remains a challenge because of the limit of the Nernstian slope (59.2/n mV). Here, we present a universal ion detection method using an electronic integrated multi-electrode system (EIMES) that bypasses the Nernstian slope limit of 59.2/n mV, thereby enabling substantial enhancement of the sensitivity of ISEs. The results reveal that the response slope is greatly increased from 57...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303793/prediction-of-the-containment-of-hiv-infection-by-antiretroviral-therapy-a-variable-structure-control-approach
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Anet J N Anelone, Sarah K Spurgeon
It is demonstrated that the reachability paradigm from variable structure control theory is a suitable framework to monitor and predict the progression of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection following initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART). A manifold is selected which characterises the infection-free steady-state. A model of HIV infection together with an associated reachability analysis is used to formulate a dynamical condition for the containment of HIV infection on the manifold. This condition is tested using data from two different HIV clinical trials which contain measurements of the CD4+ T cell count and HIV load in the peripheral blood collected from HIV infected individuals for the six month period following initiation of ART...
February 2017: IET Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303107/localization-and-ordering-of-lipids-around-aquaporin-0-protein-and-lipid-mobility-effects
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Rodolfo Briones, Camilo Aponte-Santamaría, Bert L de Groot
Hydrophobic matching, lipid sorting, and protein oligomerization are key principles by which lipids and proteins organize in biological membranes. The Aquaporin-0 channel (AQP0), solved by electron crystallography (EC) at cryogenic temperatures, is one of the few protein-lipid complexes of which the structure is available in atomic detail. EC and room-temperature molecular dynamics (MD) of dimyristoylglycerophosphocholine (DMPC) annular lipids around AQP0 show similarities, however, crystal-packing and temperature might affect the protein surface or the lipids distribution...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302590/stable-isotope-analysis-of-dynamic-lipidomics
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Joost Brandsma, Andrew P Bailey, Grielof Koster, Alex P Gould, Anthony D Postle
Metabolic pathway flux is a fundamental element of biological activity, which can be quantified using a variety of mass spectrometric techniques to monitor incorporation of stable isotope-labelled substrates into metabolic products. This article contrasts developments in electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) for the measurement of lipid metabolism with more established gas chromatography mass spectrometry and isotope ratio mass spectrometry methodologies. ESI-MS combined with diagnostic tandem MS/MS scans permits the sensitive and specific analysis of stable isotope-labelled substrates into intact lipid molecular species without the requirement for lipid hydrolysis and derivatisation...
March 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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