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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786840/spray-drying-of-milk-blackberry-pulp-mixture-effect-of-carrier-agent-on-the-physical-properties-of-powder-water-sorption-and-glass-transition-temperature
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Matheus Boeira Braga, Sandra Cristina Dos Santos Rocha, Miriam Dupas Hubinger
Spray dryer was used to produce particles from a milk-blackberry pulp mixture (25%:75% (w/w)). Maltodextrin 10DE and 20DE and gum Arabic were used as adjuvants in order to improve powder quality. The particles were analyzed with emphasis on physical and physicochemical characteristics: moisture content, bulk density, particle size, morphology, water activity, anthocyanins retention, anthocyanins content, hygroscopicity, solubility, water sorption, and glass transition temperature. The best results were obtained for the paste composition of 25% concentrated milk-70% blackberry pulp-5% gum Arabic, yielding high anthocyanins retention (>87...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786792/protocols-for-the-study-of-taxanes-chemosensitivity-in-prostate-cancer
#2
M Luz Flores, Carmen Sáez
Prostate cancer is major cause of cancer-related death among men in Western countries. Locally advanced prostate cancers are treated with castration therapy, which is initially effective, but after months the disease progresses to a hormone-refractory state whose treatment is chemotherapy based on taxanes. Although taxanes improve the survival of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancers, these patients often develop chemotherapy resistance, and new therapeutic strategies are necessary. Taxanes exert their action through interaction with β-tubulin which triggers cell cycle arrest in mitosis and the subsequent induction of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786530/meta-analysis-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-oral-anti-coagulants-in-patients-requiring-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Hammad Rahman, Safi U Khan, Michael DePersis, Tehseen Hammad, Fahad Nasir, Edo Kaluski
BACKGROUND: The ideal oral anticoagulant agent during catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) remained unclear. HYPOTHESIS: Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are safer and effective compared to uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists (U-VKA) among patients requiring CA for AF. METHODS: Four randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 9 observational studies (OS) were selected using PubMed/Medline, EMBASE and the CENTRAL data bases (Inception-December-2017)...
May 9, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786183/-hyperkalemia-as-a-limiting-factor-in-the-use-of-drugs-that-block-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-raas
#4
Antonio Santoro, Marcora Mandreoli
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE-I) inhibitors and ARBs have shown real efficacy in reducing blood pressure, proteinuria, in slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (MRC) and in clinical improvement. in patients with heart failure, diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. However, their use is limited by some side effects such as the increase in serum potassium (K), which can be particularly severe in patients with renal insufficiency. In the 23,000 patients followed by the PIRP project of the Emilia-Romagna Region, hyperkalaemia at the first visit (K> 5...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786070/selective-elimination-of-senescent-cells-by-mitochondrial-targeting-is-regulated-by-ant2
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Sona Hubackova, Eliska Davidova, Katerina Rohlenova, Jan Stursa, Lukas Werner, Ladislav Andera, LanFeng Dong, Mikkel G Terp, Zdenek Hodny, Henrik J Ditzel, Jakub Rohlena, Jiri Neuzil
Cellular senescence is a form of cell cycle arrest that limits the proliferative potential of cells, including tumour cells. However, inability of immune cells to subsequently eliminate senescent cells from the organism may lead to tissue damage, inflammation, enhanced carcinogenesis and development of age-related diseases. We found that the anticancer agent mitochondria-targeted tamoxifen (MitoTam), unlike conventional anticancer agents, kills cancer cells without inducing senescence in vitro and in vivo. Surprisingly, it also selectively eliminates both malignant and non-cancerous senescent cells...
May 21, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785784/enantioselective-micellar-electrokinetic-chromatography-of-dl-amino-acids-using-1-9-fluorenyl-ethyl-chloroformate-derivatization-and-uv-induced-fluorescence-detection
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Amir Prior, Erik van de Nieuwenhuijzen, Gerhardus J de Jong, Govert W Somsen
Chiral analysis of dl-amino acids was achieved by micellar electrokinetic chromatography coupled with UV-excited fluorescence detection. The fluorescent reagent (+)-1-(9-fluorenyl)ethyl chloroformate was employed as chiral amino acid derivatizing agent and sodium dodecyl sulfate served as pseudo-stationary phase for separating the formed amino acid diastereomers. Sensitive analysis of (+)-1-(9-fluorenyl)ethyl chloroformate-amino acids was achieved applying a xenon-mercury lamp for ultraviolet excitation, and a spectrograph and charge-coupled device for wavelength-resolved emission detection...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785477/significance-of-vi-negative-isolates-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi
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Abdul Haque
Typhoid is a major global disease. The causative agent, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) has a capsular antigen called Vi antigen which is traditionally considered to be the main cause of virulence. All the current vaccines are based on Vi antigen. However, the realization of the fact that there are S. Typhi strains which lack Vi antigen but still exist naturally and can cause disease has stirred great scientific interest. It is also interesting to note that their relative prevalence is affected by climatic conditions...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785274/cross-sectional-assessment-of-achievement-of-therapeutic-goals-in-a-canadian-multidisciplinary-clinic-for-patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Félix Rinfret, France Lambert, Joseph Tchetagni Youmbissi, Jean-François Arcand, Richard Turcot, Maral Alimardani Bessette, Solange Bourque, Vincent Moreau, Karine Tousignant, Diane Deschênes, Lyne Cloutier
Background: The implementation of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) multidisciplinary clinics has now demonstrated their effectiveness in delaying and even avoiding dialysis for patients with CKD. However, very little has been documented on the management and achievement of targets for a number of parameters in this context. Objective: Our goal was to assess our multidisciplinary clinic therapy performance in relation to the targets for hypertension, anemia, and calcium phosphate assessment...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785238/intralesional-injection-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-for-subcutaneous-lipoma-causing-musculoskeletal-and-neurologic-symptoms
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William A Hayward, Wilmer L Sibbitt, Randy R Sibbitt, Maheswari Muruganandam, Noelle A Rolle, Monthida Fangtham, N Suzanne Emil, Scarlett K Kettwich
Objective: Benign subcutaneous lipomas can cause musculoskeletal pain and nerve impingement. We hypothesized that the potent lipolytic and atrophic effect of 40mg/mL triamcinolone acetonide would atrophy symptomatic lipomas so surgical excision could be avoided. Design: This was a cohort study. Setting: This study took place in an ultrasound injection clinic. Participants: Eight subjects with painful symptomatic lipoma were included. Measurements: Preprocedurally, the margins of the lipomas were palpated and marked with ink, then measured in centimeters (cm)...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785214/etiological-trends-and-patterns-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-respiratory-infections
#10
Salma M Al-Zain Ahmed, Sara S Abdelrahman, Doua M Saad, Isra S Osman, Modasir G Osman, Eltahir A G Khalil
Background: Respiratory infections are one of the commonest causes of morbidity and mortality related to infectious diseases worldwide. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance is a major global health problem which is well established in developing countries. Good clinical suspicion and correct laboratory identification of respiratory infection causing organisms followed by the appropriate management are needed to compact both community-acquired and nosocomial infection respiratory infections...
2018: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785182/reactive-oxygen-species-generation-in-human-cells-by-a-novel-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast-agent
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Li Wang, Eric Lin, Mary J Johansen, Timothy Madden, Edward Felix, Karen S Martirosyan, Steven J Frank
The novel positive-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) marker C4 consists of an aqueous solution of cobalt chloride (CoCl2 ) complexed with the chelator N-acetylcysteine (NAC). We evaluated whether the presence of C4 or its components would produce reactive oxygen species (ROS, including hydroxyl, peroxyl, or other reactive oxygen species) in cultured cells. Human cancer or normal cells were incubated with 1% (w/v) CoCl2 ·6H2 O or 2% NAC or a combination of both (1% CoCl2 ·6H2 O : 2% NAC in an aqueous solution, abbreviated as Co : NAC) in the presence or absence of H2 O2 ...
2018: Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785161/prevalence-and-psychological-stress-in-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis-among-female-dental-students-in-saudi-arabia
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Muhammed Ajmal, Lujain Ibrahim, Nada Mohammed, Heba Al-Qarni
Introduction: Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS) is a common oral mucosal disorder which is characterized by recurrent ulcerations mainly confined to non-keratinized oral mucosa. Though the exact etiology is imprecise, stress and anxiety were found to be linked with the onset of RAS. The present study was directed to know the prevalence of RAS among female dental students in King Khalid University, to find out the association between RAS and psychological stress and the effectiveness of Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HADS) in finding out the psychological profile of RAS patients...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785128/methacholine-challenge-testing-comparative-pharmacology
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Beth E Davis, Christianne M Blais, Donald W Cockcroft
Standardization of the methacholine inhalation challenge, the most common direct bronchoprovocation test, is important. One aspect of standardization is the appropriate washout period for pharmacologic agents which affect the response. This review summarizes the available data on pharmacologic inhibition of the methacholine response. Specific (anti-muscarinic) agents demonstrate marked bronchoprotection (up to 7 days for the long-acting drugs) which lasts longer than the duration of bronchodilation. The functional antagonist (beta 2 agonist class of medications) shows marked, but less, bronchoprotection which is relatively short lived and is similar to the duration of bronchodilator efficacy...
2018: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785122/aloperine-executes-antitumor-effects-through-the-induction-of-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-prostate-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Zhixin Ling, Han Guan, Zonghao You, Can Wang, Ling Hu, Lei Zhang, Yiduo Wang, Shuqiu Chen, Bin Xu, Ming Chen
Background: Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most common malignant diseases among male patients. Although androgen deprivation therapy remains the main treatment for PCa, most patients would inevitably progress to castration-resistant PCa, which is the main cause of cancer-related deaths. Thus, novel antitumor agents are urgently needed. Recent studies demonstrated that aloperine (ALO) as a natural alkaloid showed antitumor effects in other cancer types. However, the biological function and underlying mechanisms of ALO in PCa have not been investigated...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784420/stable-carbon-isotope-ratios-for-sourcing-the-nerve-agent-precursor-methylphosphonic-dichloride-and-its-products
#15
James J Moran, Carlos G Fraga, Megan K Nims
The ability to connect a chemical threat agent to a specific batch of a synthetic precursor can provide a fingerprint to contribute to effective forensic investigations. Stable isotope analysis can leverage intrinsic, natural isotopic variability within the molecules of a threat agent to unlock embedded chemical fingerprints in the material. Methylphosphonic dichloride (DC) is a chemical precursor to the nerve agent sarin. DC is converted to methylphosphonic difluoride (DF) as part of the sarin synthesis process...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784329/health-and-taste-related-compounds-in-strawberries-under-various-irrigation-regimes-and-bio-stimulant-application
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Burcak Kapur, Mehmet Ali Sarıdaş, Eser Çeliktopuz, Ebru Kafkas, Sevgi Paydaş Kargı
Strawberry has a unique status within the fruit species in terms of health and taste related compounds. This experimental study concerned the application of a bio-stimulant at various drip irrigation levels (IR125, IR100, IR75 and IR50). The effects of the bio-stimulant (seaweed extract) on the eating quality, i.e., the taste-related (TSS, fructose, glucose, sucrose and citric, malic, l-ascorbic acid), and health-related (antioxidant activity, total phenol, myricetin and quercetin) compounds were studied in two strawberry cultivars...
October 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784162/disinfection-of-the-goldman-applanation-tonometer-a-systematic-review
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Alex Ragan, Stephanie L Cote, John T Huang
OBJECTIVES: The Goldmann applanation tonometer is the gold standard for measuring intraocular pressure and a possible vector for the transmission of infectious diseases. The purpose of this study is to consolidate the evidence pertaining to the disinfection of Goldmann tonometers in an effort to facilitate an informed discussion regarding public policy in this important area. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: An exhaustive literature review was undertaken to identify primary-level research that assesses the effectiveness of different agents used in the disinfection of Goldmann applanation tonometer prisms...
June 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784005/cd8-t-cells-mediate-the-antitumor-activity-of-frankincense-and-myrrh-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Chun Xu, Xian Lu, Wei Liu, Anxian Chen, Gang Meng, Hailin Zhang, Binghua Li, Yonghui Zhang, Junhua Wu, Jiwu Wei
BACKGROUND: Tumor-promoting inflammation is an emerging hallmark of cancer, which participates in both cancer progression and immune escape. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a typical inflammation-related cancer with an extremely poor prognosis. Frankincense and myrrh are anti-inflammation agents commonly used in clinic. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether extract of frankincense and myrrh (FM) downregulates inflammatory microenvironment of HCC and thereby restores antitumor immune responses...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783993/cirsimaritin-inhibits-influenza-a-virus-replication-by-downregulating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-transduction-pathway
#19
Haiyan Yan, Huiqiang Wang, Linlin Ma, Xueping Ma, Jinqiu Yin, Shuo Wu, Hua Huang, Yuhuan Li
BACKGROUND: Artemisia scoparia Waldst and Kit is a famous traditional Chinese medicine widely distributed in Xinjiang, China. Flavonoids extracted from it exhibits inhibitory activities against several influenza virus strains. Despite this fact, the antiviral properties of CST, one of such flavonoids, against the influenza virus has not been reported. Thus, the aim of this study is to investigate the anti-influenza virus efficacy and antiviral mechanism of CST. METHODS: The inhibitory activity of CST against influenza viruses was assessed by using viral titers and performing Western blot, qRT-PCR, and immunofluorescence assays in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells and a human monocytic cell line (THP-1)...
May 21, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783731/-lactobacillus-plantarum-strain-ln4-attenuates-diet-induced-obesity-insulin-resistance-and-changes-in-hepatic-mrna-levels-associated-with-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism
#20
Eunjung Lee, So-Ra Jung, So-Young Lee, Na-Kyoung Lee, Hyun-Dong Paik, Seong-Il Lim
The prevalence of obesity and associated metabolic disorders, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, is rapidly becoming a severe global health problem. Recent reports have suggested that the alteration of the gut ecosystem through the consumption of probiotics and fermented foods, such as yogurt and Kimchi, can significantly impact obesity and Type 2 diabetes (T2D)-related biomarkers. In this study, we screened over 400 strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) that were isolated from fermented foods to identify potent anti-obesogenic and diabetic probiotics in vitro...
May 19, 2018: Nutrients
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