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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925387/microcomputed-tomography-evaluation-of-volumetric-shrinkage-of-bulk-fill-composites-in-class-ii-cavities
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Hamad Algamaiah, Camila S Sampaio, Lindiane C Rigo, Malvin N Janal, Marcelo Giannini, Estevam A Bonfante, Paulo G Coelho, Andre F Reis, Ronaldo Hirata
PURPOSE: This study aimed to quantify polymerization shrinkage of one conventional and three bulk-fill composites, under bonded and unbonded conditions, in Class II preparations using 3D microcomputed tomography (μCT) and report its location. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preparations (2.5 mm occlusal depth × 4 mm wide × 4 mm mesial box and 1 mm beyond the CEJ distal box depth) were made in 48 human extracted molars (n = 6). Four composites were tested, one regular (Vitalescence/VIT) and three bulk-fill: SureFil SDR Flow (SDR), Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill (TET), and Filtek flowable Bulk Fill (FIL)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925343/transplantation-of-thy1-cells-accelerates-liver-regeneration-by-enhancing-the-growth-of-small-hepatocyte-like-progenitor-cells-via-il17rb-signaling
#2
Norihisa Ichinohe, Masayuki Ishii, Naoki Tanimizu, Junko Kon, Yusuke Yoshioka, Takahiro Ochiya, Toru Mizuguchi, Koichi Hirata, Toshihiro Mitaka
Small hepatocyte-like progenitor cells (SHPCs) transiently form clusters in rat livers treated with retrorsine (Ret)/70% partial hepatectomy (PH). When Thy1(+) cells isolated from d-galactosamine-treated rat livers were transplanted into the livers of Ret/PH-treated rats, the mass of the recipient liver transiently increased during the first 30 days after transplantation, suggesting that liver regeneration was enhanced. Here we addressed how Thy1(+) cell transplantation stimulates liver regeneration. We found that the number and size of SHPC clusters increased in the liver at 14 days after transplantation...
December 7, 2016: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924570/quantifying-tensile-force-and-erk-phosphorylation-on-actin-stress-fibers
#3
Hiroaki Hirata, Mukund Gupta, Sri Ram Krishna Vedula, Chwee Teck Lim, Benoit Ladoux, Masahiro Sokabe
ERK associates with the actin cytoskeleton, and the actin-associated pool of ERK can be activated (phosphorylated in the activation loop) to induce specific cell responses. Increasing evidence has shown that mechanical conditions of cells significantly affect ERK activation. In particular, tension developed in the actin cytoskeleton has been implicated as a critical mechanism driving ERK signaling. However, a quantitative study of the relationship between actin tension and ERK phosphorylation is missing. In this chapter, we describe our novel methods to quantify tensile force and ERK phosphorylation on individual actin stress fibers...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916774/non-islet-cell-tumor-hypoglycemia-caused-by-a-big-insulin-like-growth-factor-ii-producing-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-autopsy-case-report
#4
Hirohito Naruse, Norihiko Shimoyama, Tsugumi Satoh, Yoshiya Yamamoto, Kazuteru Hatanaka, Taiki Kudo, Masayoshi Ohno, Kazuharu Suzuki, Hajime Hirata, Marina Suzuki
A 73-year-old man with a hepatocellular carcinoma was admitted to our hospital. He suffered from recurrent severe hypoglycemia. An autopsy was performed after his death. Anti-insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) monoclonal antibody immunostaining of the hepatocellular carcinoma was positive. Western immunoblot analysis of the serum revealed highly elevated IGF-II. Therefore, we diagnosed this case as a non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia caused by a big IGF-II-producing hepatocellular carcinoma.
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916338/efficacy-of-a-forearm-band-in-addition-to-exercises-compared-with-exercises-alone-for-lateral-epicondylitis-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Takanobu Nishizuka, Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Shigeru Kurimoto, Michiro Yamamoto, Hitoshi Hirata
BACKGROUND: A forearm band is frequently used for lateral epicondylitis worldwide. However, evidence regarding its efficacy has been insufficient. The objective of this prospective, randomized, controlled trial was to analyze the effects of a forearm band for treatment of lateral epicondylitis at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months. METHODS: Patients with lateral epicondylitis were randomly allocated into a band (n = 55) or non-band (n = 55) group. Patients in the band group were instructed to wear a forearm band for more than 6 h daily for at least 6 months...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914478/germline-mutations-in-brca1-and-brca2-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients-in-brazil
#6
Simone Maistro, Natalia Teixeira, Giselly Encinas, Maria Lucia Hirata Katayama, Vivian Dionisio Tavares Niewiadonski, Larissa Garcia Cabral, Roberto Marques Ribeiro, Nelson Gaburo Junior, Ana Carolina Ribeiro Chaves de Gouvêa, Dirce Maria Carraro, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Maria Del Pilar Estevez Diz, Roger Chammas, Geertruida Hendrika de Bock, Maria Aparecida Azevedo Koike Folgueira
BACKGROUND: Approximately 8-15% epithelial ovarian cancer patients are BRCA1 or BRCA2 germline mutation carriers. Brazilian inhabitants may have peculiar genetic characteristics associated with ethnic diversity, and studies focusing on the entire BRCA1/BRCA2 gene sequencing in Brazilian ovarian cancer patients are still lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate BRCA1/2 mutations, through entire gene sequencing, in a Brazilian population of women with epithelial ovarian cancer. METHODS: In a cross sectional study performed in one reference centre for cancer treatment in São Paulo, Brazil, 100 patients diagnosed with epithelial ovarian cancer unselected for family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer were included...
December 3, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913562/relationship-between-maternal-hypoglycaemia-and-small-for-gestational-age-infants-according-to-maternal-weight-status-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-two-hospitals
#7
Satoshi Shinohara, Yuzo Uchida, Mitsuo Hirai, Shuji Hirata, Kohta Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and low glucose challenge test (GCT) results by maternal weight status has not been examined. This study aimed to clarify the relationship between a low GCT result and small for gestational age (SGA) by maternal weight status. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study in 2 hospitals. SETTING: This study evaluated the obstetric records of women who delivered in a general community hospital and a tertiary perinatal care centre...
December 2, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913107/the-influence-of-iterative-reconstruction-on-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-phantom-and-clinical-studies
#8
Seitaro Oda, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Takeshi Nakaura, Yoshinori Funama, Hideaki Yuki, Masafumi Kidoh, Kenichiro Hirata, Narumi Taguchi, Keiichi Honda, Hiroko Takaoka, Yuji Iyama, Kazuhiro Katahira, Katsuo Noda, Shuichi Oshima, Shinichi Tokuyasu, Yasuyuki Yamashita
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We compared the effect of iterative model reconstruction (IMR), filtered back projection (FBP), and hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) on coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CAC scans of 30 consecutive patients (18 men and 12 women, age 70.1 ± 12.2 years) were reconstructed with FBP, HIR, and IMR, and the image noise was measured on all images. Two radiologists independently measured the CAC scores using semiautomated software, and interobserver agreement was evaluated...
November 29, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909835/breakthrough-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-report-of-a-nationwide-survey-by-the-cinv-study-group-of-japan
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Kazuo Tamura, Keisuke Aiba, Toshiaki Saeki, Yoichi Nakanishi, Toshiharu Kamura, Hideo Baba, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Yuko Kitagawa, Yoshihiko Maehara, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Koichi Hirata, Masaki Kitajima
BACKGROUND: We conducted a nationwide survey on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in Japan and demonstrated good compliance with Japanese CINV guidelines, resulting in good control of vomiting. However, almost half the patients experienced breakthrough CINV. We analyzed the survey results in relationship to the management of patients with breakthrough CINV. METHODS: This multicenter, prospective, observational study analyzed data for 1910 patients in Japan scheduled for moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC and HEC, respectively)...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902402/pathogenic-properties-of-a-corynebacterium-diphtheriae-strain-isolated-from-a-case-of-osteomyelitis
#10
Renata Stavracakis Peixoto, Elena Hacker, Camila Azevedo Antunes, Dulanthi Weerasekera, Alexandre Alves de Souza de Oliveira Dias, Carlos Alberto Martins, Raphael Hirata, Kátia Regina Netto Dos Santos, Andreas Burkovski, Ana Luíza Mattos-Guaraldi
Corynebacterium diphtheriae is typically recognized as a colonizer of the upper respiratory tract (respiratory diphtheria) and the skin (cutaneous diphtheria). However, different strains of Corynebacteriumdiphtheriae can also cause invasive infections. In this study, the characterization of a non-toxigenic Corynebacteriumdiphtheriae strain (designated BR-INCA5015) isolated from osteomyelitis in the frontal bone of a patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma was performed. Pathogenic properties of the strain BR-INCA5015 were tested in a Caenorhabditis elegans survival assay showing strong colonization and killing by this strain...
November 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897150/effect-of-microscopic-modeling-of-skin-in-electrical-and-thermal-analysis-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
#11
Jose Gomez-Tames, Yukiya Sugiyama, Ilkka Laakso, Satoshi Tanaka, Soichiro Koyama, Norihiro Sadato, Akimasa Hirata
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a neuromodulation scheme where a small current is delivered to the brain via two electrodes attached to the scalp. The electrode design is an important topic, not only as regards efficacy, but also from a safety perspective, as tDCS may be related to skin lesions that are sometimes observed after stimulation. Previous computational models of tDCS have omitted the effects of microscopic structures in the skin, and the different soak conditions of the electrodes, and model validation has been limited...
December 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896817/lack-of-in-vivo-mutagenicity-of-1-2-dichloropropane-and-dichloromethane-in-the-livers-of-gpt-delta-rats-administered-singly-or-in-combination
#12
Tadashi Hirata, Young-Man Cho, Takeshi Toyoda, Jun-Ichi Akagi, Isamu Suzuki, Akiyoshi Nishikawa, Kumiko Ogawa
1,2-Dichloropropane (1,2-DCP) and dichloromethane (DCM) are possible causative agents associated with the development of cholangiocarcinoma in employees working in printing plant in Osaka, Japan. However, few reports have demonstrated an association between these agents and cholangiocarcinoma in rodent carcinogenicity studies. Moreover, the combined effects of these compounds have not been fully elucidated. In the present study, we evaluated the in vivo mutagenicity of 1,2-DCP and DCM, alone or combined, in the livers of gpt delta rats...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891735/hyperammonemia-in-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficient-recipients-following-living-donor-liver-transplantation-from-heterozygous-carrier-donors
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Tri Hening Rahayatri, Hajime Uchida, Kengo Sasaki, Takanobu Shigeta, Yoshihiro Hirata, Hiroyuki Kanazawa, Vidyadhar Mali, Akinari Fukuda, Seisuke Sakamoto, Mureo Kasahara
Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD) is a urea cycle disorder of X-linked inheritance, affecting the detoxification of excess nitrogen and leading to hyperammonemia (hyper-NH3 ). Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been applied for the treatment of OTCD. This case series retrospectively reviewed two OTCD patients who experienced hyper-NH3 following LDLT. The first case was a 5-year-old girl who had onset of OTCD at 2 years of age. Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) enzyme activity was 62% for the donor and 15% for the recipient...
November 28, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886854/efficacy-and-safety-of-indacaterol-glycopyrronium-in-japanese-patients-with-copd-pooled-analysis-of-shine-and-arise
#14
Kazuhisa Asai, Kazuto Hirata, Shu Hashimoto, Yoshinosuke Fukuchi, Tetsuji Kitawaki, Kimitoshi Ikeda, Robert Fogel, Donald Banerji
BACKGROUND: To better evaluate the efficacy and safety of the indacaterol/glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) fixed-dose combination versus tiotropium in Japanese patients, a pooled data analysis was conducted from the SHINE and ARISE studies, which were part of the IND/GLY clinical trial program. METHODS: Japanese patients with moderate-to-severe COPD were included in the analysis. Efficacy in terms of pre-dose forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) at Week 12 and Week 24/26 (ARISE/SHINE) and FEV1 at 30min and 60min post-dose at Day 1, Week 12, and Week 24/26 was evaluated...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886513/a-potential-role-for-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-progesterone-deficiency-in-obese-women
#15
Nozomi Takahashi, Miyuki Harada, Yasushi Hirota, Lin Zhao, Jerilee Mk Azhary, Osamu Yoshino, Gentaro Izumi, Tetsuya Hirata, Kaori Koga, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Tomoyuki Fujii, Yutaka Osuga
Obesity in reproductive-aged women is associated with shorter luteal phase and lower progesterone levels. Lipid accumulation in follicles of obese women compromises endoplasmic reticulum (ER) function, activating ER stress in granulosa cells. We hypothesized that ER stress activation in granulosa-lutein cells (GLCs) would modulate progesterone production and contribute to obesity-associated progesterone deficiency. Pretreatment with an ER stress inducer, tunicamycin or thapsigargin, inhibited human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)-stimulated progesterone production in cultured human GLCs...
November 25, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885186/-p130cas-mediated-regulation-of-mechanical-functions-of-cells
#16
Yasuhiro Sawada, Hiroaki Hirata
It is 10 years since we reported Cas as a cell mechano-sensor that converts stretching force to a biochemical signal. While we have been looking into the mechanism of how Cas molecules are extended, it appears that the source of stretching force does not derive from actomyosin contraction, but originates from actin polymerization. Furthermore, we have found that phosphorylated Cas links actomyosin contraction to cell migration by tensin 1-mediated association with inwardly moving actin filaments. Collectively, Cas serves as a force sensor at the cell leading edges as well as a part of force transmission machinery, i...
2016: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877847/adsorption-of-amino-acids-by-fullerenes-and-fullerene-nanowhiskers
#17
Hideo Hashizume, Chika Hirata, Kazuko Fujii, Kun'ichi Miyazawa
We have investigated the adsorption of some amino acids and an oligopeptide by fullerene (C60) and fullerene nanowhiskers (FNWs). C60 and FNWs hardly adsorbed amino acids. Most of the amino acids used have a hydrophobic side chain. Ala and Val, with an alkyl chain, were not adsorbed by the C60 or FNWs. Trp, Phe and Pro, with a cyclic structure, were not adsorbed by them either. The aromatic group of C60 did not interact with the side chain. The carboxyl or amino group, with the frame structure of an amino acid, has a positive or negative charge in solution...
December 2015: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876065/expression-of-adiponectin-receptors-in-human-and-rat-intervertebral-disc-cells-and-changes-in-receptor-expression-during-disc-degeneration-using-a-rat-tail-temporary-static-compression-model
#18
Yoshiki Terashima, Kenichiro Kakutani, Takashi Yurube, Toru Takada, Koichiro Maeno, Hiroaki Hirata, Shingo Miyazaki, Masaaki Ito, Yuji Kakiuchi, Yoshiki Takeoka, Ryosuke Kuroda, Kotaro Nishida
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue is a large endocrine organ known to secret adiponectin, which has anti-diabetic, anti-atherogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Adiponectin is widely involved in systemic disease, diabetes mellitus, and cardiac infraction. This study aimed to investigate the involvement of adiponectin in intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration. METHODS: Adipose and IVD tissues were obtained from human patients undergoing surgery (n = 4) and from skeletally mature Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 21)...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873093/fatty-acids-in-a-high-fat-diet-potentially-induce-gastric-parietal-cell-damage-and-metaplasia-in-mice
#19
Yuki Hirata, Takuhito Sezaki, Miwa Tamura-Nakano, Chinatsu Oyama, Teruki Hagiwara, Takamasa Ishikawa, Shinji Fukuda, Kazuhiko Yamada, Kazuhide Higuchi, Taeko Dohi, Yuki I Kawamura
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with risk of adenocarcinoma in the proximal stomach. We aimed to identify the links between dietary fat and gastric premalignant lesions. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were fed high fat diet (HFD), and gastric mucosa was histologically analysed. Morphological changes were also analysed using an electron microscope. Transcriptome analysis of purified parietal cells was performed, and non-parietal gastric corpus epithelial cells were subjected to single-cell gene-expression profiling...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871382/relevance-of-substrates-and-products-on-the-desorption-of-lipases-physically-adsorbed-on-hydrophobic-supports
#20
Jose J Virgen-Ortíz, Veymar G Tacias-Pascacio, Daniela B Hirata, Beatriz Torrestiana-Sanchez, Arnulfo Rosales-Quintero, Roberto Fernandez-Lafuente
Lipase B from Candida antarctica (CALB) has been physically immobilized on octyl-agarose via interfacial activation. The incubation of the enzyme in 80% ethanol at pH 5 and 25°C has not significant effect on enzyme activity. Moreover, the hydrolysis of 100mM tributyrin catalyzed by this biocatalyst exhibited a quite linear reaction course. However, a new cycle of tributyrin hydrolysis showed a drastic drop in the activity. SDS-PAGE gels of the supernatant and the biocatalyst showed a significant enzyme desorption after the reaction...
January 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
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