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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821731/stability-in-metabolic-phenotypes-and-inferred-metagenome-profiles-before-the-onset-of-colitis-induced-inflammation
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M Glymenaki, A Barnes, S O' Hagan, G Warhurst, A J McBain, I D Wilson, D B Kell, K J Else, S M Cruickshank
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with altered microbiota composition and metabolism, but it is unclear whether these changes precede inflammation or are the result of it since current studies have mainly focused on changes after the onset of disease. We previously showed differences in mucus gut microbiota composition preceded colitis-induced inflammation and stool microbial differences only became apparent at colitis onset. In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether microbial dysbiosis was associated with differences in both predicted microbial gene content and endogenous metabolite profiles...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820896/a-strategy-for-scaling-up-access-to-comprehensive-care-in-adults-with-chagas-disease-in-endemic-countries-the-bolivian-chagas-platform
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Maria-Jesus Pinazo, Jimy Pinto, Lourdes Ortiz, Jareth Sánchez, Wilson García, Ruth Saravia, Mirko-R Cortez, Silvia Moriana, Enric Grau, Daniel Lozano, Joaquim Gascon, Faustino Torrico
BACKGROUND: Bolivia has the highest prevalence of Chagas disease (CD) in the world (6.1%), with more than 607,186 people with Trypanosoma cruzi infection, most of them adults. In Bolivia CD has been declared a national priority. In 2009, the Chagas National Program (ChNP) had neither a protocol nor a clear directive for diagnosis and treatment of adults. Although programs had been implemented for congenital transmission and for acute cases, adults remained uncovered. Moreover, health professionals were not aware of treatment recommendations aimed at this population, and research on CD was limited; it was difficult to increase awareness of the disease, understand the challenges it presented, and adapt strategies to cope with it...
August 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820688/the-phenotype-of-circulating-neutrophils-during-visceral-leishmaniasis
#3
Smriti Sharma, Shweta Srivastva, Richard E Davis, Siddharth Sankar Singh, Rajiv Kumar, Susanne Nylén, Mary E Wilson, Shyam Sundar
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a chronic parasitic disease associated with suppressed T cell responses. Although parasites reside intracellularly in macrophages during chronic VL, neutrophils are the first host cell to infiltrate the infection site and phagocytose the parasite. Subsets of neutrophils with unusual characteristics have been documented in human VL, but whether the total neutrophil population is aberrant during disease is not known. Therefore, we examined phenotypic characteristics of unfractionated polymorphonuclear leukocyte (neutrophils) from subjects with active VL, and compared these with neutrophils from healthy controls or subjects who have been treated for VL...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817824/parametric-linkage-analysis-identifies-five-novel-genome-wide-significant-loci-for-familial-lung-cancer
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Anthony M Musolf, Claire L Simpson, Mariza de Andrade, Diptasri Mandal, Colette Gaba, Ping Yang, Yafang Li, Ming You, Elena Y Kupert, Marshall W Anderson, Ann G Schwartz, Susan M Pinney, Christopher I Amos, Joan E Bailey-Wilson
OBJECTIVE: One of four American cancer patients dies of lung cancer. Environmental factors such as tobacco smoking are known to affect lung cancer risk. However, there is a genetic factor to lung cancer risk as well. Here, we perform parametric linkage analysis on family-based genotype data in an effort to find genetic loci linked to the disease. METHODS: 197 individuals from families with a high-risk history of lung cancer were recruited and genotyped using an Illumina array...
August 18, 2017: Human Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815553/osteoporosis-in-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-patients
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M Biewenga, R H S Matawlie, E C H Friesema, H Koole-Lesuis, M Langeveld, J H P Wilson, J G Langendonk
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietic protoporphyria is a rare metabolic disease with painful photosensitivity due to protoporphyrin IX accumulation, resulting in lifelong light avoidance behaviour. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density and known osteoporosis risk factors in erythropoietic protoporphyria patients. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study all erythropoietic protoporphyria patients attending the Erasmus MC outpatient clinic that had undergone bone mineral density measurements were included...
August 17, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814670/mtg16-is-a-tumor-suppressor-in-colitis-associated-carcinoma
#6
Elizabeth M McDonough, Caitlyn W Barrett, Bobak Parang, Mukul K Mittal, J Joshua Smith, Amber M Bradley, Yash A Choksi, Lori A Coburn, Sarah P Short, Joshua J Thompson, Baolin Zhang, Shenika V Poindexter, Melissa A Fischer, Xi Chen, Jiang Li, Frank L Revetta, Rishi Naik, M Kay Washington, Michael J Rosen, Scott W Hiebert, Keith T Wilson, Christopher S Williams
MTG16 is a member of the myeloid translocation gene (MTG) family of transcriptional corepressors. While MTGs were originally identified in chromosomal translocations in acute myeloid leukemia, recent studies have uncovered a role in intestinal biology. For example, Mtg16-/- mice have increased intestinal proliferation and are more sensitive to intestinal injury in colitis models. MTG16 is also underexpressed in patients with moderate/severe ulcerative colitis. Based on these findings, we postulated that MTG16 might protect against colitis-associated carcinogenesis...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814517/zinc-salts-block-hepatitis-e-virus-replication-by-inhibiting-the-activity-of-viral-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase
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Nidhi Kaushik, Chandru Subramani, Saumya Anang, Rajagopalan Muthumohan, Shalimar, Baibaswata Nayak, C T Ranjith-Kumar, Milan Surjit
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes an acute, self limiting hepatitis in normal individuals and leads to chronic disease in immunocompromised individuals. HEV infection in pregnant women results in a more severe outcome, with the mortality rate going upto 30%. Though the virus usually causes sporadic infection, epidemics have been reported in developing and resource starved countries. No specific anti-viral exists against HEV. A combination of interferon and ribavirin therapy has been used to control the disease with some success...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814218/diagnosis-and-management-of-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency
#8
Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Jeremy S Wilson, Ross C Smith
In 2015, the Australasian Pancreatic Club (APC) published the Australasian guidelines for the management of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (http://pancreas.org.au/2016/01/pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-guidelines). Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) occurs when normal digestion cannot be sustained due to insufficient pancreatic digestive enzyme activity. This may be related to a breakdown, at any point, in the pancreatic digestive chain: pancreatic stimulation; synthesis, release or transportation of pancreatic enzymes; or synchronisation of secretions to mix with ingested food...
August 21, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814063/icave-an-open-source-tool-for-visualizing-biomolecular-networks-in-3d-stereoscopic-3d-and-immersive-3d
#9
Vaja Liluashvili, Selim Kalayci, Eugene Fluder, Manda Wilson, Aaron Gabow, Zeynep H Gümüs
Visualizations of biomolecular networks assist in systems-level data exploration in many cellular processes. Data generated from high-throughput experiments increasingly inform these networks, yet current tools do not adequately scale with concomitant increase in their size and complexity. We present an open source software platform, interactome-CAVE (iCAVE), for visualizing large and complex biomolecular interaction networks in 3D. Users can explore networks (i) in 3D using a desktop, (ii) in stereoscopic 3D using 3D-vision glasses and a desktop, or (iii) in immersive 3D within a CAVE environment...
August 1, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814034/automated-assessment-of-symptom-severity-changes-during-deep-brain-stimulation-dbs-therapy-for-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Paolo Angeles, Yen Tai, Nicola Pavese, Samuel Wilson, Ravi Vaidyanathan
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is currently being used as a treatment for symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). Tracking symptom severity progression and deciding the optimal stimulation parameters for people with PD is extremely difficult. This study presents a sensor system that can quantify the three cardinal motor symptoms of PD - rigidity, bradykinesia and tremor. The first phase of this study assesses whether data recorded from the system during physical examinations can be used to correlate to clinician's severity score using supervised machine learning (ML) models...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813673/multipotent-basal-stem-cells-maintained-in-localized-proximal-niches-support-directed-long-ranging-epithelial-flows-in-human-prostates
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Mohammad Moad, Edouard Hannezo, Simon J Buczacki, Laura Wilson, Amira El-Sherif, David Sims, Robert Pickard, Nicholas A Wright, Stuart C Williamson, Doug M Turnbull, Robert W Taylor, Laura Greaves, Craig N Robson, Benjamin D Simons, Rakesh Heer
Sporadic mitochondrial DNA mutations serve as clonal marks providing access to the identity and lineage potential of stem cells within human tissues. By combining quantitative clonal mapping with 3D reconstruction of adult human prostates, we show that multipotent basal stem cells, confined to discrete niches in juxta-urethral ducts, generate bipotent basal progenitors in directed epithelial migration streams. Basal progenitors are then dispersed throughout the entire glandular network, dividing and differentiating to replenish the loss of apoptotic luminal cells...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812948/age-related-resistance-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-involves-the-mads-domain-transcription-factor-short-vegetative-phase-and-direct-action-of-salicylic-acid-on-pseudomonas-syringae
#12
Daniel C Wilson, Christine J Kempthorne, Philip Carella, David K Liscombe, Robin Cameron
Arabidopsis thaliana exhibits a developmentally regulated disease-resistance response known as Age-Related Resistance (ARR), a process that requires intercellular accumulation of salicylic acid (SA), which is thought to act as an antimicrobial agent. ARR is characterized by enhanced resistance to some pathogens at the late adult-vegetative and reproductive stages. While the transition to flowering does not cause the onset of ARR, both processes involve the MADS-domain transcription factor SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE (SVP)...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806445/use-of-laboratory-markers-in-addition-to-symptoms-for-diagnosis-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-children-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-data
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Gea A Holtman, Yvonne Lisman-van Leeuwen, Andrew S Day, Ulrika L Fagerberg, Paul Henderson, Stevan T Leach, Gøri Perminow, David Mack, Patrick F van Rheenen, Els van de Vijver, David C Wilson, Johannes B Reitsma, Marjolein Y Berger
Importance: Blood markers and fecal calprotectin are used in the diagnostic workup for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in pediatric patients. Any added diagnostic value of these laboratory markers remains unclear. Objective: To determine whether adding laboratory markers to evaluation of signs and symptoms improves accuracy when diagnosing pediatric IBD. Data Sources: A literature search of MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception through September 26, 2016...
August 14, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806082/the-discovery-of-novel-antimalarial-aminoxadiazoles-as-a-promising-nonendoperoxide-scaffold
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Elena Sandoval, María José Lafuente-Monasterio, María J Almela, Pablo Castañeda, María Belén Jiménez Díaz, María S Martínez-Martínez, Jaume Vidal, Íñigo Angulo-Barturen, Paul Bamborough, Jeremy Burrows, Nicholas Cammack, María J Chaparro, José M Coterón, Cristina de Cozar, Benigno Crespo, Beatriz Díaz, Gerard Drewes, Esther Fernández, Santiago Ferrer-Bazaga, María Teresa Fraile, Francisco J Gamo, Sonja Ghidelli-Disse, Rubén Gómez, John Haselden, Sophie Huss, María Luisa León, Jaime de Mercado, Simon J F Macdonald, José Ignacio Martín Hernando, Sara Prats, Margarita Puente, Anne Rodríguez, Juan C de la Rosa, Lourdes Rueda, Carolyn Selenski, Paul Willis, David M Wilson, Michael Witty, Félix Calderón
Since the appearance of resistance to the current front-line antimalarial treatments, ACTs (artemisinin combination therapies), the discovery of novel chemical entities to treat the disease is recognized as a major global health priority. From the GSK antimalarial set, we identified an aminoxadiazole with an antiparasitic profile comparable with artemisinin (1), with no cross-resistance in a resistant strains panel and a potential new mode of action. A medicinal chemistry program allowed delivery of compounds such as 19 with high solubility in aqueous media, an acceptable toxicological profile, and oral efficacy...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805879/downregulation-of-hepatic-multi-drug-resistance-protein-1-mdr1-after-copper-exposure
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Sara Reinartz Groba, Sarah Guttmann, Christoph Niemietz, Friedrich Bernick, Vanessa Sauer, Oliver Hachmöller, Uwe Karst, Hans Zischka, Andree Zibert, Hartmut H Schmidt
Copper homeostasis is strictly regulated in mammalian cells. We investigated the adaptation of hepatocytes after long-term copper exposure. Copper-resistant hepatoma HepG2 cell lines lacking ATP7B were generated. Growth, copper accumulation, gene expression, and transport were determined. Hepatocyte-like cells derived from a Wilson disease (WD) patient and the liver of a WD animal model were also studied. The rapidly gained copper resistance was found to be stable, as subculturing of cells in the absence of added copper (weaning) did not restore copper sensitivity...
August 14, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805579/nonmotor-manifestations-of-wilson-s-disease
#16
Samar Biswas, Neelanjana Paul, Shyamal K Das
Wilson disease (WD) is an autosomal genetic disorder characterized by excessive copper deposition initially in liver (hepatic variant) followed by brain (neuropsychiatric variant) and other organs such as cornea and kidney due to defect in biliary copper excretion. Predominant presentations of neuropsychiatric variant are extrapyramidal motor dysfunctions such as dystonias, Parkinsonism, choreoathetosis, tremor, and ataxias. Nonmotor symptoms (NMS) can appear before clinical disease expression and during ongoing disease process...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804689/the-role-of-the-skin-and-gut-microbiome-in-psoriatic-disease
#17
Di Yan, Naiem Issa, Ladan Afifi, Caleb Jeon, Hsin Wen Chang, Wilson Liao
PURPOSE: To understand the changes in the microbiome in psoriatic disease, we conducted a systematic review of studies comparing the skin and gut microbiota in psoriatic individuals and healthy controls. FINDINGS: Our review of studies pertaining to the cutaneous microbiome showed a trend towards an increased relative abundance of Streptococcus and a decreased level of Propionibacterium in psoriasis patients compared to controls. In the gut microbiome, the ratio of Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes was perturbed in psoriatic individuals compared to healthy controls...
June 2017: Current Dermatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802921/imaging-the-nonmotor-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Tayyabah Yousaf, Heather Wilson, Marios Politis
Parkinson's disease is acknowledged to be a multisystem syndrome, manifesting as a result of multineuropeptide dysfunction, including dopaminergic, cholinergic, serotonergic, and noradrenergic deficits. This multisystem disorder ultimately leads to the presentation of a range of nonmotor symptoms, now appreciated to be an integral part of the disease-specific spectrum of symptoms, often preceding the diagnosis of motor Parkinson's disease. In this chapter, we review the dopaminergic and nondopaminergic basis of these symptoms by exploring the neuroimaging evidence based on several techniques including positron emission tomography, single-photon emission computed tomography molecular imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and diffusion tensor imaging...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802086/acute-kidney-injury-is-common-with-intravenous-abuse-of-extended-release-oral-oxymorphone-and-delayed-renal-recovery-rates-are-associated-with-increased-kdigo-staging
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Alex K Bonnecaze, Matthew Whitaker Wilson, Ajay Dharod, Alison Fletcher, P J Miller
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioid abuse poses a serious problem in the United States, representing 615 per 100,000 deaths annually. Extended-release oxymorphone (Opana-ER) is an oral opioid pain medication that has recently been found to cause thrombotic microangiopathy when intravenously abused. In this retrospective study, prevalence and outcomes of AKI among patients intravenously abusing extended-release oral oxymorphone were analyzed. METHODS: A query of electronic medical records for "drug abuse" at an academic medical center during January 2012 to December 2015 was performed and yielded 2350 patients...
August 12, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799694/patient-with-a-total-artificial-heart-maintained-on-outpatient-dialysis-while-listed-for-combined-organ-transplant-a-single-center-experience
#20
Ramy M Hanna, Huma Hasnain, Mohammad Kamgar, Mina Hanna, Raffi Minasian, James Wilson
Advanced mechanical circulatory support is increasingly being used with more sophisticated devices that can deliver pulsatile rather than continuous flow. These devices are more portable as well, allowing patients to await cardiac transplantation in an outpatient setting. It is known that patients with renal failure are at increased risk for developing worsening acute kidney injury during implantation of a ventricular assist device (VAD) or more advanced modalities like a total artificial heart (TAH). Dealing with patients who have an implanted TAH who develop renal failure has been a challenge with the majority of such patients having to await a combined cardiac and renal transplant prior to transition to outpatient care...
August 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
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