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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726716/new-insights-into-the-role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-preeclampsia
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REVIEW
Salvador Espino Y Sosa, Arturo Flores-Pliego, Aurora Espejel-Nuñez, Diana Medina-Bastidas, Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, Veronica Zaga-Clavellina, Guadalupe Estrada-Gutierrez
Preeclampsia is a severe pregnancy complication globally, characterized by poor placentation triggering vascular dysfunction. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) exhibit proteolytic activity implicated in the efficiency of trophoblast invasion to the uterine wall, and a dysregulation of these enzymes has been linked to preeclampsia. A decrease in MMP-2 and MMP-9 interferes with the normal remodeling of spiral arteries at early pregnancy stages, leading to the initial pathophysiological changes observed in preeclampsia...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725150/development-and-evaluation-of-ketoprofen-sustained-release-matrix-tablet-using-hibiscus-rosa-sinensis-leaves-mucilage
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M Kaleemullah, K Jiyauddin, E Thiban, S Rasha, S Al-Dhalli, S Budiasih, O E Gamal, A Fadli, Y Eddy
Currently, the use of natural gums and mucilage is of increasing importance in pharmaceutical formulations as valuable drug excipient. Natural plant-based materials are economic, free of side effects, biocompatible and biodegradable. Therefore, Ketoprofen matrix tablets were formulated by employing Hibiscus rosa-sinensis leaves mucilage as natural polymer and HPMC (K100M) as a synthetic polymer to sustain the drug release from matrix system. Direct compression method was used to develop sustained released matrix tablets...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724167/in-vitro-controlled-release-of-two-new-tuberculocidal-adamantane-aminoethers-from-solid-pharmaceutical-formulations-ii
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Marilena Vlachou, Angeliki Siamidi, Dimitrios Spaneas, Dimitrios Lentzos, Polixeni Ladia, Konstantina Anastasiou, Ioannis Papanastasiou, Angeliki-Sofia Foscolos, Markos-Orestis Georgiadis, Vangelis Karalis, Tahsin Kellici, Thomas Mavromoustakos
The aim of the present investigation was to develop matrix tablet formulations for the in vitro controlled release of two new tuberculocidal adamantane aminoethers (compounds III and IV), congeneric to the adamantane derivative SQ109, which is in final clinical trials, and aminoethers (I) and (II), using carefully selected excipients, such as polyvinylpyrrolidone, sodium alginate and lactose. The tablets were prepared using the direct compression method and dissolution experiments were conducted using the US Pharmacopoeia type II apparatus (paddle method) in gastric and intestinal fluids...
July 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723387/sigma-1-receptor-activation-modifies-intracellular-calcium-exchange-in-the-g93a-hsod1-als-model
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Vedrana Tadić, Ayse Malci, Nadine Goldhammer, Beatrice Stubendorff, Saikata Sengupta, Tino Prell, Silke Keiner, Jingyu Liu, Madlen Guenther, Christiane Frahm, Otto W Witte, Julian Grosskreutz
Aberrations in intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) have been well established within amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a severe motor neuron disease. Intracellular Ca(2+) concentration is controlled in part through the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) mitochondria Ca(2+) cycle (ERMCC). The ER supplies Ca(2+) to the mitochondria at close contacts between the two organelles, i.e. the mitochondria-associated ER membranes (MAMs). The Sigma 1 receptor (Sig1R) is enriched at MAMs, where it acts as an inter-organelle signalling modulator...
July 16, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720382/activated-leukocyte-cell-adhesion-molecule-is-involved-in-excitatory-synaptic-transmission-and-plasticity-in-the-rat-spinal-dorsal-horn
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Eun-Sung Park, Sang-Min Jeon, Haein Weon, Hee-Jung Cho, Dong-Ho Youn
Activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM), a member of type I transmembrane immunoglobulin superfamily of cell adhesion molecule, is expressed in the surface membrane of various cell types including neurons. In the spinal cord dorsal horn (DH), the first gate for the sensory and pain transmission to the brain, the expression and function of ALCAM have not been known yet. Therefore, we here investigate the synaptic function of ALCAM in the substantia gelatinosa (lamina II) of the spinal DH, as well as its expression in the DH...
July 15, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719196/thermoresponsive-elastin-b-collagen-like-peptide-bioconjugate-nanovesicles-for-targeted-drug-delivery-to-collagen-containing-matrices
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Tianzhi Luo, Michael A David, Lucas C Dunshee, Rebecca A Scott, Morgan A Urello, Christopher Price, Kristi L Kiick
Over the past few decades, (poly)peptide block copolymers have been widely employed in generating well-defined nanostructures as vehicles for targeted drug delivery applications. We previously reported the assembly of thermoresponsive nanovesicles from an elastin-b-collagen like peptide (ELP-CLP). The nanoparticles were observed to dissociate at elevated temperatures, despite the LCST-like behavior of the tethered ELP domain, which is suggested to be triggered by the unfolding of the CLP domain. Here, the potential of using the nanoparticles as drug delivery vehicles for targeting collagen-containing matrices is evaluated...
July 18, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716778/thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-intravenous-injection-of-extended-release-oxycodone
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Kate J Robson, Danielle Clucas, Robin Filshie, Harshal Nandurkar
We describe the case of a 35-year-old man presenting with thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and renal impairment following, as he later disclosed, intravenous injection of oral formulation tamper-resistant extended-release oxycodone hydrochloride (Oxycontin). Recurrent misuse of this agent was associated with relapsing TMA despite treatment with terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab. Cases of TMA have been reported in the USA in association with intravenous misuse of extended-release oxymorphone (Opana ER) after the introduction of a new non-crushable formulation in 2012...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714662/enhancing-the-osteogenic-capability-of-core-shell-bilayered-bioceramic-microspheres-with-adjustable-biodegradation
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Xiurong Ke, Chen Zhuang, Xianyan Yang, Jia Fu, Sanzhong Xu, Lijun Xie, Zhongru Gou, Juncheng Wang, Lei Zhang, Guojing Yang
This study describes the fabrication and biological evaluation of core-shell bilayered bioceramic microspheres with adjustable compositional distribution via a coaxial bilayer capillary system. Beyond the homogeneous hybrid composites, varying the diameter of capillary nozzles and the composition of the bioceramic slurries makes it easy to create bilayered β-tricalcium phosphate (CaP)/β-calcium silicate (CaSi) microspheres with controllable compositional distribution in the core or shell layer. Primary investigations in vitro revealed that biodegradation could be adjusted by compositional distribution or shell thickness and that poorly soluble CaP located on the shell layer of CaP or CaSi@CaP microspheres was particularly beneficial for mesenchymal stem cell adhesion and growth in the early stage, but the ion release from the CaP@CaSi exhibited a potent stimulating effect on alkaline phosphatase expression of the cells at longer times...
July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713439/predicting-future-biomass-yield-in-miscanthus-using-the-carbohydrate-metabolic-profile-as-a-biomarker
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Anne L Maddison, Anyela Camargo-Rodriguez, Ian M Scott, Charlotte M Jones, Dafydd M O Elias, Sarah Hawkins, Alice Massey, John Clifton-Brown, Niall P McNamara, Iain S Donnison, Sarah J Purdy
In perennial energy crop breeding programmes, it can take several years before a mature yield is reached when potential new varieties can be scored. Modern plant breeding technologies have focussed on molecular markers, but for many crop species, this technology is unavailable. Therefore, prematurity predictors of harvestable yield would accelerate the release of new varieties. Metabolic biomarkers are routinely used in medicine, but they have been largely overlooked as predictive tools in plant science. We aimed to identify biomarkers of productivity in the bioenergy crop, Miscanthus, that could be used prognostically to predict future yields...
July 2017: Global Change Biology. Bioenergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713206/the-astrocytic-s100b-protein-with-its-receptor-rage-is-aberrantly-expressed-in-sod1-g93a-models-and-its-inhibition-decreases-the-expression-of-proinflammatory-genes
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Alessia Serrano, Claudia Donno, Stefano Giannetti, Mina Perić, Pavle Andjus, Nadia D'Ambrosi, Fabrizio Michetti
Neuroinflammation is one of the major players in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pathogenesis, and astrocytes are significantly involved in this process. The astrocytic protein S100B can be released in pathological states activating the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). Different indications point to an aberrant expression of S100B and RAGE in ALS. In this work, we observed that S100B and RAGE are progressively and selectively upregulated in astrocytes of diseased rats with a tissue-specific timing pattern, correlated to the level of neurodegeneration...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712846/reactive-astrocytes-promote-als-like-degeneration-and-intracellular-protein-aggregation-in-human-motor-neurons-by-disrupting-autophagy-through-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Pratibha Tripathi, Natalia Rodriguez-Muela, Joseph R Klim, A Sophie de Boer, Sahil Agrawal, Jackson Sandoe, Claudia S Lopes, Karolyn Sassi Ogliari, Luis A Williams, Matthew Shear, Lee L Rubin, Kevin Eggan, Qiao Zhou
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal and rapidly progressing motor neuron disease. Astrocytic factors are known to contribute to motor neuron degeneration and death in ALS. However, the role of astrocyte in promoting motor neuron protein aggregation, a disease hallmark of ALS, remains largely unclear. Here, using culture models of human motor neurons and primary astrocytes of different genotypes (wild-type or SOD1 mutant) and reactive states (non-reactive or reactive), we show that reactive astrocytes, regardless of their genotypes, reduce motor neuron health and lead to moderate neuronal loss...
June 29, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711596/the-relevance-of-contact-independent-cell-to-cell-transfer-of-tdp-43-and-sod1-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Maya A Hanspal, Christopher M Dobson, Justin J Yerbury, Janet R Kumita
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease involving the formation of cytoplasmic aggregates by proteins including TDP-43 and SOD1, in affected cells in the central nervous system (CNS). Pathology spreads from an initial site of onset to contiguous anatomical regions. There is evidence that for disease-associated proteins, including TDP-43 and SOD1, non-native protein conformers can promote misfolding of the natively folded counterparts, and cell-to-cell transfer of pathological aggregates may underlie the spread of the disease throughout the CNS...
July 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708568/reference-values-of-fecal-calgranulin-c-s100a12-in-school-aged-children-and-adolescents
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Anke Heida, Anneke C Muller Kobold, Lucie Wagenmakers, Koos van de Belt, Patrick F van Rheenen
BACKGROUND: Calgranulin C (S100A12) is an emerging marker of inflammation. It is exclusively released by activated neutrophils which makes this marker potentially more specific for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared to established stool markers including calprotectin and lactoferrin. We aimed to establish a reference value for S100A12 in healthy children and investigated whether S100A12 levels can discriminate children with IBD from healthy controls. METHODS: In a prospective community-based reference interval study we collected 122 stool samples from healthy children aged 5-19 years...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707517/joint-effect-of-triclosan-and-copper-nanoparticles-on-wastewater-biological-nutrient-removal
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Hong Chen, Yuying Cheng, Di Meng, Gang Xue, Mingji Jiang, Xiang Li
Triclosan (TCS) is widely used in household and personal care products, and its release to wastewater might have impact on wastewater biological treatment due to its broad-spectrum antibacterial property. In addition, emerging pollutant such as copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) will release as well from nanoparticle-containing products, and show joint effect with TCS on biological nutrient removal. It was found that TCS of 1 mg/L and 10 mg/L could inhibit the nitrosification and nitrification stage, and the first step of denitrification was supressed as well, resulting in the final total nitrogen removal efficiency decline...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706850/pneumothorax-caused-by-cystic-and-nodular-lung-metastases-from-a-malignant-uterine-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-pecoma
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Shouichi Okamoto, Moegi Komura, Yasuhisa Terao, Aiko Kurisaki-Arakawa, Takuo Hayashi, Tsuyoshi Saito, Shinsaku Togo, Akira Shiokawa, Keiko Mitani, Etsuko Kobayashi, Toshio Kumasaka, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) are mesenchymal neoplasms with immunoreactivity for both melanocytic and smooth muscle markers. PEComas occur at multiple sites, and malignant PEComas can undergo metastasis, recurrence and aggressive clinical courses. Although the lung is a common metastatic site of PEComas, they usually appear as multiple nodules but rarely become cystic or cavitary. Here, we describe a female patient whose lungs manifested multiple cystic, cavity-like and nodular metastases 3 years after the resection of uterine tumors tentatively diagnosed as epithelioid smooth muscle tumors with uncertain malignant potential...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706812/mini-open-posterior-compartment-release-for-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-of-the-leg
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Kyle P Lavery, Michael Bernazzani, Kevin McHale, William Rossy, Luke Oh, George Theodore
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a well-recognized cause of leg pain in endurance athletes. Surgical fasciotomy for posterior leg CECS historically has inferior clinical results compared with anterior and lateral compartment release. Poor surgical technique with inadequate release may contribute to less reliable outcomes. In this Technical Note with accompanying video, we describe a mini-open approach for posterior CECS of the leg.
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705101/abdominal-wall-expanding-system-obviates-the-need-for-lateral-release-in-giant-incisional-hernia-and-laparostoma
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Dietmar Eucker, Andreas Zerz, Daniel C Steinemann
BACKGROUND: In large incisional hernias and after laparostoma midline closure may be impossible. A novel abdominal wall expander system (AWEX) is proposed and evaluated. METHODS: In patients with large incisional hernias and laparostoma where primary midline closure was impossible, AWEX was used. Patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction using AWEX between May 2012 and December 2015 were included. Intraoperative the abdominal wall was stretched by attaching the midline fascia borders to a retraction system under tension for 30 minutes...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704909/tophaceous-gout-in-the-lumbar-spinal-canal-mimicking-epidural-spinal-tumor
#18
Taeshin Kim, Bum-Joon Kim, Se-Hoon Kim, Seung-Hwan Lee
Gout is an inflammatory arthritis characterized by deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints. Though gout frequently involves the big toe or other extremities, it rarely occurs in the spinal canal. A 35-year-old man presented with left L5 radiculopathy. He had leg pain for 8 months and received several epidural steroid injections. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 1.7×1.1-cm ovoid contrast-enhancing mass, causing pressure erosion of the left L5 pedicle. Microscopic laminotomy was performed at the left L5 lamina...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704681/cytokine-il1%C3%AE-and-lactate-as-markers-for-tissue-damage-in-spineboard-immobilisation-a-prospective-randomised-open-label-crossover-trial
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Baukje Hemmes, Luuk A de Wert, Peter R G Brink, Cees W J Oomens, Dan L Bader, Martijn Poeze
BACKGROUND: Spinal immobilisation using a rigid long spineboard is a well-established procedure in trauma care. During immobilisation, the body is exposed to high tissue-interface pressures. This may lead to a localised inflammatory response of the skin, which may be used to monitor the body's response to different types of immobilisation device. AIM: In this study we compared the standard rigid spineboard with a new soft-layered spineboard regarding tissue-interface pressures, skin redness as an indicator of reactive hyperaemia and cutaneous IL1α and lactate release...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702749/evaluation-of-different-surgical-methods-in-treating-recurrent-patella-dislocation-after-three-dimensional-reconstruction
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Hao Du, Xiao-Xiao Tian, Fa-Qi Guo, Xiang-Ming Li, Tao-Tao Ji, Bin Li, Tong-Sen Li
PURPOSE: Recurrent patella dislocation (RPD) is the most common complication of patellar instability. The effects of different surgical techniques on the outcome of RPD treatments remain unclear. This study was conducted to compare the effects of three surgical techniques in treating RPD by three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction from computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients with RPD and no previous surgical treatments who attended our hospital between October 2010 and 2013 were enrolled and randomly assigned into three groups: (1) medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction and medial patellar retinaculum (MPR) plication group; (2) lateral patellar retinaculum (LPR) release and MPR plication group; and (3) MPFL reconstruction and LPR release group...
July 12, 2017: International Orthopaedics
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