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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346411/the-cold-induced-lipokine-12-13-dihome-promotes-fatty-acid-transport-into-brown-adipose-tissue
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Matthew D Lynes, Luiz O Leiria, Morten Lundh, Alexander Bartelt, Farnaz Shamsi, Tian Lian Huang, Hirokazu Takahashi, Michael F Hirshman, Christian Schlein, Alexandra Lee, Lisa A Baer, Francis J May, Fei Gao, Niven R Narain, Emily Y Chen, Michael A Kiebish, Aaron M Cypess, Matthias Blüher, Laurie J Goodyear, Gökhan S Hotamisligil, Kristin I Stanford, Yu-Hua Tseng
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) and beige adipose tissue combust fuels for heat production in adult humans, and so constitute an appealing target for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity, diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Cold exposure can enhance energy expenditure by activating BAT, and it has been shown to improve nutrient metabolism. These therapies, however, are time consuming and uncomfortable, demonstrating the need for pharmacological interventions. Recently, lipids have been identified that are released from tissues and act locally or systemically to promote insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance; as a class, these lipids are referred to as 'lipokines'...
March 27, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346362/nutrition-assessment-of-b-vitamins-in-highly-active-and-sedentary-women
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Kathleen Woolf, Nicole L Hahn, Megan M Christensen, Amanda Carlson-Phillips, Christine M Hansen
BACKGROUND: Female athletes and active women require adequate nutrition for optimal health and performance. Nutrition assessments are needed to identify potential nutrients of concern. Folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 function in important pathways used during physical activity and female athletes may be at risk for poor status of these micronutrients. This cross-sectional study described a comprehensive nutrition assessment of the B-vitamins (folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12) using both dietary (food and dietary supplements) and biochemical assessments among highly active and sedentary women...
March 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346013/the-physiology-of-blood-loss-and-shock-new-insights-from-a-human-laboratory-model-of-hemorrhage
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Alicia M Schiller, Jeffrey T Howard, Victor A Convertino
The ability to quickly diagnose hemorrhagic shock is critical for favorable patient outcomes. Therefore, it is important to understand the time course and involvement of the various physiological mechanisms that are active during volume loss and that have the ability to stave off hemodynamic collapse. This review provides new insights about the physiology that underlies blood loss and shock in humans through the development of a simulated model of hemorrhage using lower body negative pressure. In this review, we present controlled experimental results through utilization of the lower body negative pressure human hemorrhage model that provide novel insights on the integration of physiological mechanisms critical to the compensation for volume loss...
April 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345963/accumulation-and-speciation-of-cd-in-avicennia-marina-tissues
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Li Jian, Yan Chongling, Du Daolin, Lu Haoliang, Liu Jingchun
Avicennia marina is a high Cd tolerant species in the mangrove wetlands. A hydroponic experiment was carried out to research the accumulation and chemical form distribution of Cd in the tissues of A. marina under different concentration and time of Cd stress. It was found that the concentrations of Cd in plant tissues followed the order of root> stem>leaf. The data suggested that root activity decreased, Cd accumulation ability weakened in roots and the Translocation Factor increased in stems and leaves with the increase of stress time...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345959/ventilatory-inefficiency-and-exertional-dyspnea-in-early-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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J Alberto Neder, Danilo C Berton, Paulo de Tarso Müller, Amany F Elbehairy, Alcides Rocha, Paolo Palange, Denis E O'Donnell
Exertional dyspnea is present across the spectrum of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) severity. However, without realizing it themselves, patients may decrease daily physical activity to avoid distressing respiratory sensations. Dyspnea also may be associated with deconditioning. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing can uncover exertional dyspnea and its physiological determinants in patients with preserved or only mildly-reduced FEV1. Dyspnea in mild COPD can largely be explained by increased "wasted" ventilation in the physiological dead space which heightens the drive to breathe and worsens the inspiratory mechanical constraints...
March 27, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345814/dapagliflozin-once-daily-plus-exenatide-once-weekly-in-obese-adults-without-diabetes-sustained-reductions-in-bodyweight-glycaemia-and-blood-pressure-over-1-year
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Per Lundkvist, Maria J Pereira, Petros Katsogiannos, C David Sjöström, Eva Johnsson, Jan W Eriksson
AIMS: Dapagliflozin and exenatide reduce bodyweight by differing mechanisms. Dual therapy with these agents reduces bodyweight, adipose tissue volume, glycaemia, and systolic blood pressure (SBP) over 24 weeks. Here, we examined these effects over 1 year in obese adults without diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Obese adults without diabetes (N = 50; aged 18-70 years; body mass index 30-45 kg/m(2) ) initially randomized to double-blind oral dapagliflozin 10 mg once daily plus subcutaneous long-acting exenatide 2 mg once weekly or placebo entered an open-label extension from 24-52 weeks during which all participants received active treatment...
March 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345712/metal-free-phosphonation-of-heteroarene-n-oxides-with-trialkyl-phosphite-at-room-temperature
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Ming-Tao Chen, Xia You, Li-Gang Bai, Qun-Li Luo
A new protocol is described for the conversion of heteroarene N-oxides to heteroarylphosphonates through in situ activation with bromotrichloromethane. The N-oxides of isoquinoline, quinoline, quinoxaline and 1,10-phenanthroline were fast transformed into the corresponding heteroarylphosphonates in up to 92% yield under mild conditions in the absence of solvent and metal catalysts. The good functional group tolerance, low cost, feasibility of scale up, and wide availability of reagents make this method a prominent complement to the Hirao coupling...
March 27, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345525/tolerance-of-monocytes-and-macrophages-in-response-to-bacterial-endotoxin
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Ewelina Wiśnik, Ewa Pikus, Piotr Duchnowicz, Maria Koter-Michalak
Monocytes belong to myeloid effector cells, which constitute the first line of defense against pathogens, also called the nonspecific immune system and play an important role in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis. In response to stimulation, monocytes differentiate into macrophages capable of microorganism phagocytosis and secrete factors that play a key role in the regulation of immune responses. However excessive exposure of monocytes/macrophages to the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Gram negative bacteria leads to the acquisition of immune tolerance by these cells...
March 7, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345250/the-application-of-constitutively-solvent-tolerant-p-taiwanensis-vlb120%C3%AE-c%C3%AE-ttgv-for-stereospecific-epoxidation-of-toxic-styrene-alleviates-carrier-solvent-use
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Jan Volmer, Andreas Schmid, Bruno Bühler
For whole-cell biotransformations involving toxic organic compounds, two-liquid phase setups are typically applied employing an apolar extractive phase. Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (BEHP) has proven to be an ideal solvent for stereospecific styrene epoxidation with recombinant E. coli, providing excellent extractive properties and a high biocompatibility. In eco-efficiency evaluations, BEHP, however, has been identified as a critical factor regarding costs and environmental impact. In this study, the constitutive solvent tolerance of P...
March 27, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345029/tidal-heat-pulses-on-a-reef-trigger-a-fine-tuned-transcriptional-response-in-corals-to-maintain-homeostasis
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Lupita J Ruiz-Jones, Stephen R Palumbi
For reef-building corals, extreme stress exposure can result in loss of endosymbionts, leaving colonies bleached. However, corals in some habitats are commonly exposed to natural cycles of sub-bleaching stress, often leading to higher stress tolerance. We monitored transcription in the tabletop coral Acropora hyacinthus daily for 17 days over a strong tidal cycle that included extreme temperature spikes, and show that increases in temperature above 30.5°C triggered a strong transcriptional response. The transcriptomic time series data allowed us to identify a set of genes with coordinated expression that were activated only on days with strong tides, high temperature, and large diel pH and oxygen changes...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344888/pre-emptive-and-therapeutic-adoptive-immunotherapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-phenotype-and-effector-function-of-t-cells-impact-on-clinical-response
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Corey Smith, Victor Lee, Andrea Schuessler, Leone Beagley, Sweera Rehan, Janice Tsang, Vivian Li, Randal Tiu, David Smith, Michelle A Neller, Katherine K Matthews, Emma Gostick, David A Price, Jacqueline Burrows, Glen M Boyle, Daniel Chua, Benedict Panizza, Sandro V Porceddu, John Nicholls, Dora Kwong, Rajiv Khanna
Adoptive T cell therapy has emerged as a powerful strategy to treat human cancers especially haematological malignancies. Extension of these therapies to solid cancers remains a significant challenge especially in the context of defining immunological correlates of clinical responses. Here we describe results from a clinical study investigating autologous Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-specific T cells generated using a novel AdE1-LMPpoly vector to treat patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) either pre-emptively in at-risk patients with no or minimal residual disease (N/MRD) or therapeutically in patients with active recurrent/metastatic disease (ARMD)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344585/ectopic-expression-of-ossta2-enhances-salt-stress-tolerance-in-rice
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Manu Kumar, Juyoung Choi, Gynheung An, Seong-Ryong Kim
Salt stress can severely reduce crop yields. To understand how rice (Oryza sativa) plants respond to this environmental challenge, we investigated the genes involved in conferring salt tolerance by screening T-DNA tagging lines and identified OsSta2-D (Oryza sativa Salt tolerance activation 2-Dominant). In that line, expression of OsSta2 was enhanced by approximately eightfold when compared with the non-transformed wild type (WT). This gene was highly expressed in the callus, roots, and panicles. To confirm its role in stress tolerance, we generated transgenic rice that over-expresses OsSta2 under a maize ubiquitin promoter...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344449/the-effects-of-3-weeks-of-uphill-and-downhill-walking-on-blood-lipids-and-glucose-metabolism-in-pre-diabetic-men-a-pilot-study
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Marc Philippe, Hannes Gatterer, Erika Maria Eder, Alexander Dzien, Matthias Somavilla, Andreas Melmer, Christoph Ebenbichler, Tom Müller, Martin Burtscher
The prevention of type 2 diabetes in persons at risk for diabetes is of utmost importance. Physical activity in general and even exercises at moderate intensities such as walking significantly reduce the risk of the development of type 2 diabetes. However, it is still a matter of debate whether lipids and glucose metabolism are differently affected by regular concentric (e.g., uphill walking) and eccentric (e.g., downhill walking) endurance exercise. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of short-term (3 weeks) uphill and downhill walking on glucose metabolism and blood lipids in pre-diabetic middle-aged men in a real world setting...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344102/effect-of-visceral-disease-site-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-treated-with-enzalutamide-in-the-prevail-trial
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Joshi J Alumkal, Simon Chowdhury, Yohann Loriot, Cora N Sternberg, Johann S de Bono, Bertrand Tombal, Joan Carles, Thomas W Flaig, Tanya B Dorff, De Phung, David Forer, Sarah B Noonberg, Hank Mansbach, Tomasz M Beer, Celestia S Higano
BACKGROUND: The Multinational Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of Oral MDV3100 in Chemotherapy-Naive Patients With Progressive Metastatic Prostate Cancer Who Have Failed Androgen Deprivation Therapy (PREVAIL) trial was unique as it included patients with visceral disease. This analysis was designed to describe outcomes for the subgroup of men from PREVAIL with specific sites of visceral disease to help clinicians understand how these patients responded to enzalutamide prior to chemotherapy...
March 3, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344081/plasma-membrane-crpk1-mediated-phosphorylation-of-14-3-3-proteins-induces-their-nuclear-import-to-fine-tune-cbf-signaling-during-cold-response
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Ziyan Liu, Yuxin Jia, Yanglin Ding, Yiting Shi, Zhen Li, Yan Guo, Zhizhong Gong, Shuhua Yang
In plant cells, changes in fluidity of the plasma membrane may serve as the primary sensor of cold stress; however, the precise mechanism and how the cell transduces and fine-tunes cold signals remain elusive. Here we show that the cold-activated plasma membrane protein cold-responsive protein kinase 1 (CRPK1) phosphorylates 14-3-3 proteins. The phosphorylated 14-3-3 proteins shuttle from the cytosol to the nucleus, where they interact with and destabilize the key cold-responsive C-repeat-binding factor (CBF) proteins...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343998/carnosic-acid-ca-attenuates-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-db-db-mice-via-inflammation-suppression-by-regulating-ros-dependent-p38-pathway
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Guangtao Xia, Xia Wang, Hongsheng Sun, Yuhong Qin, Min Fu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multifactorial autoimmune disease, characterized by inflammation of synovial joints. Carnosic acid (CA) is a phenolic diterpene isolated from Rosmarinus officinails, playing a central role in cytoprotective responses to oxidative stress and inflammation response. Our study aimed to investigate the effects of CA on RA progression in diabetic animals. Carnosic acid (CA) was used to treat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA)-induced db/db mice. Blood glucose, oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and insulin tolerance test (ITT) were investigated to explore insulin resistance...
March 23, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343941/characterization-of-culturable-bacteria-isolated-from-hot-springs-for-plant-growth-promoting-traits-and-effect-on-tomato-lycopersicon-esculentum-seedling
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Kinjal Samir Patel, Jinal Hardik Naik, Sejal Chaudhari, Natarajan Amaresan
To elucidate the functional diversity of hot spring bacteria, 123 bacteria were isolated and screened for evaluating their multifunctional plant growth promoting (PGP) properties. The antagonistic activity against different phytopathogens showed the presence of a high amount of biocontrol bacteria in the hot springs. During screening for PGP properties, 61.0% isolates showed production of indole acetic acid and 23.6% showed inorganic phosphate solubilization qualitatively. For production of extracellular enzymes, it was found that 61...
March 23, 2017: Comptes Rendus Biologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343935/blood-derived-products-in-pediatrics-new-laboratory-tools-for-optimizing-potency-assignment-and-reducing-side-effects
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Jean Amiral, Jerard Seghatchian
Neonates and children can develop rare bleeding disorders due to congenital/acquired coagulation Factor deficiencies, or allo-immune/autoimmune complications, or can undergo surgeries at high haemorrhagic risk. They then need specialized transfusion of blood components/products, or purified blood extracted products or recombinant proteins. Blood-derived therapies conventionally used for management of affected infants with genetic/acquired deficiencies, bleeding problems (coagulation Factor reduced or missing) or thrombotic disorders (reduced or missing anticoagulant proteins) pose some additional risks...
March 15, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343904/clinical-and-serologic-responses-after-a-two-dose-series-of-high-dose-influenza-vaccine-in-plasma-cell-disorders-a-prospective-single-arm-trial
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Andrew R Branagan, Eamon Duffy, Randy A Albrecht, Dennis L Cooper, Stuart Seropian, Terri L Parker, Geliang Gan, Fangyong Li, Daniel Zelterman, Chandra Sekhar Boddupalli, Lin Zhang, Rakesh Verma, Thomas M Ferencz, Madhav V Dhodapkar
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and other plasma cell disorders are highly susceptible to influenza infections, which are major causes of morbidity in this population, despite the routine administration of a seasonal influenza vaccination. Existing data are limited by small and retrospective studies, which suggest poor seroprotection rates of < 20% after standard influenza vaccination in patients with MM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with plasma cell dyscrasia (n = 51) were treated with a 2-dose series of high-dose inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine during the 2014 to 2015 influenza season...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343580/behavioral-thermal-tolerances-of-free-ranging-rattlesnakes-crotalus-oreganus-during-the-summer-foraging-season
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Breanna J Putman, Rulon W Clark
Increasing temperature due to climate change is one of the greatest challenges for wildlife worldwide. Behavioral data on free-ranging individuals is necessary to determine at what temperatures animals modify activity as this would determine their capacity to continue to move, forage, and mate under altered thermal regimes. In particular, high temperatures could limit available surface activity time and time spent on fitness-related activities. Conversely, performance, such as feeding rate, can increase with temperature potentially having positive fitness effects...
April 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
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