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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141334/-human-exposure-to-live-poultry-among-residents-during-the-second-wave-of-avian-influenza-a-h7n9-epidemic-in-beijing-2013-2014
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S S Wu, P Yang, Q Y Wang, H Y Zhang, Y H Chu, H J Li, W Y Hua, Y Q Tang, C Li
Objective: To investigate human exposure to live poultry (poultry feeding and purchasing) in the residents in Beijing and related factors during the second wave of avian influenza A(H7N9) epidemic during 2013-2014, and provide scientific evidence for avian influenza prevention and control. Methods: A total of 7 366 adults aged ≥18 years were selected through multi-stage stratified sampling in Beijing for a questionnaire survey. Logistic regression model was used to analyze the influence factors of human exposure to live poultry...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141306/-methods-and-advances-in-the-research-of-lymphatics-in-the-head-and-neck
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R Guo, J Tian, Y Jia, P F He, R X Jin, J Guo, B Q Wang
The lymphatic system plays an important role in human health and disease. In addition to a role in the immune response, the lymphatics can also serve as a pathway for cancer metastasis.Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common cancers.In the case where the primary focus has been controlled, cervical lymph node metastasis is one of the most important factors affecting the prognosis of head and neck cancer.Thus, understanding the anatomy of the lymphatic system is of paramount importance in predicting cancer metastasis and to perform proper lymph node dissection in cancer patients...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141221/chemotherapy-induced-depletion-of-oct4-positive-cancer-stem-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-malignant-testicular-cancer
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Timothy M Pierpont, Amy M Lyndaker, Claire M Anderson, Qiming Jin, Elizabeth S Moore, Jamie L Roden, Alicia Braxton, Lina Bagepalli, Nandita Kataria, Hilary Zhaoxu Hu, Jason Garness, Matthew S Cook, Blanche Capel, Donald H Schlafer, Teresa Southard, Robert S Weiss
Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are among the most responsive solid cancers to conventional chemotherapy. To elucidate the underlying mechanisms, we developed a mouse TGCT model featuring germ cell-specific Kras activation and Pten inactivation. The resulting mice developed malignant, metastatic TGCTs composed of teratoma and embryonal carcinoma, the latter of which exhibited stem cell characteristics, including expression of the pluripotency factor OCT4. Consistent with epidemiological data linking human testicular cancer risk to in utero exposures, embryonic germ cells were susceptible to malignant transformation, whereas adult germ cells underwent apoptosis in response to the same oncogenic events...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141053/clinical-and-prognostic-value-of-htert-mrna-expression-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Marzena Zalewska-Ziob, Katarzyna Dobija-Kubica, Krzysztof Biernacki, Brygida Adamek, Janusz Kasperczyk, Krzysztof Bruliński, Zofia Ostrowska
Telomerase, undetectable in normal somatic cells, plays a critical role in carcinogenesis of the majority of human tumors including lung carcinoma. The aim of our study was to determine human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) mRNA expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in order to estimate its usefulness as diagnostic and/or prognostic factor. hTERT expression was analyzed in a group of 12 females and 28 males with NSCLC using Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (QRT-PCR method) in cancerous and non-cancerous lung tissues...
November 15, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141038/depot-specific-inflammation-with-decreased-expression-of-atm2-in-white-adipose-tissues-induced-by-high-margarine-lard-intake
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Nannan Wang, Jie Guo, Fuding Liu, Mingxia Wang, Chuntao Li, Lihong Jia, Lingling Zhai, Wei Wei, Yinglong Bai
A high-fat diet has been recognized as an important risk factor of obesity, with variable impacts of different fatty acid compositions on the physiological process. To understand the effects of a high-margarine/lard diet, which is a major source of trans fatty acids (TFAs)/ saturated fatty acids (SFAs), elaidic acid as a biomarker of margarine intake was used to screen affected adipokines on mature human adipocytes in vitro. Weaned male Wistar rats were fed a high-fat diet enriched with margarine/lard to generate obesity-prone (OP) and obesity-resistant (OR) models, which were then used to explore the inflammatory responses of depot-specific white adipose tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141023/domestic-sheep-show-average-coxiella-burnetii-seropositivity-generations-after-a-sheep-associated-human-q-fever-outbreak-and-lack-detectable-shedding-by-placental-vaginal-and-fecal-routes
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Ryan D Oliveira, Michelle R Mousel, Kristy L Pabilonia, Margaret A Highland, J Bret Taylor, Donald P Knowles, Stephen N White
Coxiella burnetii is a globally distributed zoonotic bacterial pathogen that causes abortions in ruminant livestock. In humans, an influenza-like illness results with the potential for hospitalization, chronic infection, abortion, and fatal endocarditis. Ruminant livestock, particularly small ruminants, are hypothesized to be the primary transmission source to humans. A recent Netherlands outbreak from 2007-2010 traced to dairy goats resulted in over 4,100 human cases with estimated costs of more than 300 million euros...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141014/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-anal-human-papillomavirus-infection-among-hiv-negative-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-urumqi-city-of-xinjiang-uyghur-autonomous-region-china
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Tian Tian, Peierdun Mijiti, Huang Bingxue, Zhang Fadong, Abidan Ainiwaer, Sang Guoyao, Zhang Zhanlin, Yeledan Mahan, Tuo Xiaoqin, Gong Zheng, Dai Jianghong
BACKGROUND: Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). Study on prevalence and risk factors of anal HPV infection among HIV-negative MSM in Northwestern China was rare. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of HPV prevalence using anal swab specimens among HIV-negative MSM in Urumqi city of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China between April 1st and October 30th in 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140928/ngf-locally-sensitizes-nociceptors-in-human-skin
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Otilia Obreja, Roman Rukwied, Lorenz Nagler, Martha Schmidt, Martin Schmelz, Barbara Namer
Nerve growth factor (NGF) injected into human skin causes local hyperalgesia to mechanical and electrical stimuli lasting for weeks. Pig data suggested axonal sensitization of C-nociceptors as contributing mechanism. Here, we recorded single C- nociceptors in eleven human subjects 3 weeks after intracutaneous injection of 1 µg NGF into the foot dorsum. For each identified unit, the receptive field was mapped and, whenever possible, we recorded two terminal branches of the same unit, one from the hyperalgesic NGF-site ("inside") and the other from the non-sensitized skin ("outside")...
November 13, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140823/single-center-retrospective-study-on-meibomian-gland-loss-in-patients-with-ocular-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#9
Lijuan Que, Xiaofeng Zhang, Mengmeng Li
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to analyze the influencing factors of meibomian gland loss in patients with ocular chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and its correlation with other clinical ocular surface assessment indexes. METHODS: The clinical data of patients with ocular chronic GVHD from the ocular surface and corneal outpatient clinic of the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University were reviewed from June 2012 to June 2016. The relationship between the percentage of meibomian gland acinar area and the influencing factors, such as patient's sex, age, transplantation method, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching, the time when eye discomfort appeared after transplantation (month), and the severity of ocular chronic GVHD, was investigated...
November 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140820/renal-effects-of-cytokines-in-hypertension
#10
Yi Wen, Steven D Crowley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Inflammatory cytokines contribute to the pathogenesis of hypertension through effects on renal blood flow and sodium handling. This review will update recent advances that explore the renal actions of immune cells and cytokines in the pathogenesis of hypertension. RECENT FINDINGS: Populations of cells from both the innate and adaptive immune systems contribute to hypertension by modulating functions of the vasculature and epithelial cells in the kidney...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140739/cftr-genotype-and-maximal-exercise-capacity-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Thomas Radtke, Helge Hebestreit, Sabina Gallati, Jane E Schneiderman, Julia Braun, Daniel Stevens, Erik Hj Hulzebos, Tim Takken, Steven R Boas, Don S Urquhart, Larry C Lands, Sergio Tejero, Aleksandar Sovtic, Tiffany Dwyer, Milos Petrovic, Ryan A Harris, Chantal Karila, Daniela Savi, Jakob Usemann, Meir Mei-Zahav, Elpis Hatziagorou, Felix Ratjen, Susi Kriemler
RATIONALE: Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is expressed in human skeletal muscle cells. Variations of CFTR dysfunction among patients with CF may present an important determinant of aerobic exercise capacity in CF. Previous studies on the relationship between CFTR genotype and aerobic exercise capacity are scarce and contradictory. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to explore factors influencing aerobic exercise capacity, expressed as peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) with a specific focus on CFTR genotype in children and adults with CF...
November 15, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140689/tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloprotease-2-timp-2-bioprocess-development-physicochemical-biochemical-and-biological-characterization-of-highly-expressed-recombinant-protein
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Ananda Chowdhury, Robert G Brinson, Beiyang Wei, William G Stetler-Stevenson
Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloprotease -2 (TIMP-2) is a secreted 21 kDa multifunctional protein first described as an endogenous inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) that prevents breakdown of the extracellular matrix often observed in chronic diseases. TIMP-2 diminishes growth factor-mediated cell proliferation in vitro, as well as neoangiogenesis and tumor growth in vivo independent of its MMP-inhibitory activity, . These physiological properties make TIMP-2 an excellent candidate for further pre-clinical development as a biologic therapy of cancer...
November 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140677/synthesis-of-multi-au-nanoparticles-embedded-mesoporous-silica-microspheres-as-self-filtering-and-reusable-substrates-for-sers-detection
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Miao Chen, Wen Luo, Zhimin Zhang, Ranhao Wang, Yuqiu Zhu, Hua Yang, Xiaoqing Chen
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) based biosensing in biological fluids is constrained by nonspecific macromolecules adsorptions and disposable property of the SERS substrate. Here, novel multi-Au nanoparticles-embedded mesoporous silica microspheres (AuNPs/mSiO2) was prepared using a one-pot method, which served as reliable substrates for SERS enhancement associated with salient features of self-filtering ability and reusability. The fabrication and physical characterization of AuNPs/mSiO2 microspheres were discussed, and SERS activity of this novel substrates was investigated by using 4-mercaptobenzoic acid (4-MBA) as Raman probe...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140593/nursing-perception-of-risk-in-common-nursing-practice-situations
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Pamela Trevino, Angela Green, Donna Middaugh, Seonghum Heo, Claudia Beverly, Jayant Deshpande
As health care organizations seek to be highly reliable, systems that include layers of redundancy have been created to protect patients from harm. Many of these layers of protection are dependent on nurses making a decision to follow or adhere to the human aspects of the process. Because these decisions begin with a perception and identification of risk, understanding what nurses perceive to be a risk to patients is an essential part of designing safer health care systems. The purposes of this qualitative study were to (1) describe what nurses perceive as risky to patients in common nursing practice situations, (2) describe the effects of the perceptions of risk on clinical decision making and behavior, and (3) identify what factors nurses perceive as increasing or decreasing risk...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140572/dissecting-human-ilc-heterogeneity-more-than-just-three-subsets
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REVIEW
Yannick Simoni, Evan W Newell
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) have been divided into three distinct groups based on functional capacities, cytokine profiles and transcription factor expression. Studies done mostly in mice have demonstrated the importance of ILCs in chronic inflammation, infection, allergy and cancer. In this review, we discuss the heterogeneity of human ILC and focus primarily on the taxonomy of human ILC cell subsets and their phenotypic and functional diversity. We summarize recent findings about the diversity of ILCs between and within the major subsets (NK, ILC1, ieILC1, ILC2, ILC3, LTi, ILCP), as well as the abundance of each in human tissues...
November 15, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140525/rsnpbase-3-0-an-updated-database-of-snp-related-regulatory-elements-element-gene-pairs-and-snp-based-gene-regulatory-networks
#16
Liyuan Guo, Jing Wang
Here, we present the updated rSNPBase 3.0 database (http://rsnp3.psych.ac.cn), which provides human SNP-related regulatory elements, element-gene pairs and SNP-based regulatory networks. This database is the updated version of the SNP regulatory annotation database rSNPBase and rVarBase. In comparison to the last two versions, there are both structural and data adjustments in rSNPBase 3.0: (i) The most significant new feature is the expansion of analysis scope from SNP-related regulatory elements to include regulatory element-target gene pairs (E-G pairs), therefore it can provide SNP-based gene regulatory networks...
November 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140473/jaspar-2018-update-of-the-open-access-database-of-transcription-factor-binding-profiles-and-its-web-framework
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Aziz Khan, Oriol Fornes, Arnaud Stigliani, Marius Gheorghe, Jaime A Castro-Mondragon, Robin van der Lee, Adrien Bessy, Jeanne Chèneby, Shubhada R Kulkarni, Ge Tan, Damir Baranasic, David J Arenillas, Albin Sandelin, Klaas Vandepoele, Boris Lenhard, Benoît Ballester, Wyeth W Wasserman, François Parcy, Anthony Mathelier
JASPAR (http://jaspar.genereg.net) is an open-access database of curated, non-redundant transcription factor (TF)-binding profiles stored as position frequency matrices (PFMs) and TF flexible models (TFFMs) for TFs across multiple species in six taxonomic groups. In the 2018 release of JASPAR, the CORE collection has been expanded with 322 new PFMs (60 for vertebrates and 262 for plants) and 33 PFMs were updated (24 for vertebrates, 8 for plants and 1 for insects). These new profiles represent a 30% expansion compared to the 2016 release...
November 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140464/hocomoco-towards-a-complete-collection-of-transcription-factor-binding-models-for-human-and-mouse-via-large-scale-chip-seq-analysis
#18
Ivan V Kulakovskiy, Ilya E Vorontsov, Ivan S Yevshin, Ruslan N Sharipov, Alla D Fedorova, Eugene I Rumynskiy, Yulia A Medvedeva, Arturo Magana-Mora, Vladimir B Bajic, Dmitry A Papatsenko, Fedor A Kolpakov, Vsevolod J Makeev
We present a major update of the HOCOMOCO collection that consists of patterns describing DNA binding specificities for human and mouse transcription factors. In this release, we profited from a nearly doubled volume of published in vivo experiments on transcription factor (TF) binding to expand the repertoire of binding models, replace low-quality models previously based on in vitro data only and cover more than a hundred TFs with previously unknown binding specificities. This was achieved by systematic motif discovery from more than five thousand ChIP-Seq experiments uniformly processed within the BioUML framework with several ChIP-Seq peak calling tools and aggregated in the GTRD database...
November 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140435/hmdb-4-0-the-human-metabolome-database-for-2018
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David S Wishart, Yannick Djoumbou Feunang, Ana Marcu, An Chi Guo, Kevin Liang, Rosa Vázquez-Fresno, Tanvir Sajed, Daniel Johnson, Carin Li, Naama Karu, Zinat Sayeeda, Elvis Lo, Nazanin Assempour, Mark Berjanskii, Sandeep Singhal, David Arndt, Yonjie Liang, Hasan Badran, Jason Grant, Arnau Serra-Cayuela, Yifeng Liu, Rupa Mandal, Vanessa Neveu, Allison Pon, Craig Knox, Michael Wilson, Claudine Manach, Augustin Scalbert
The Human Metabolome Database or HMDB (www.hmdb.ca) is a web-enabled metabolomic database containing comprehensive information about human metabolites along with their biological roles, physiological concentrations, disease associations, chemical reactions, metabolic pathways, and reference spectra. First described in 2007, the HMDB is now considered the standard metabolomic resource for human metabolic studies. Over the past decade the HMDB has continued to grow and evolve in response to emerging needs for metabolomics researchers and continuing changes in web standards...
November 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140428/hpv-negative-but-not-hpv-positive-oropharyngeal-carcinomas-induce-fibroblasts-to-support-tumour-invasion-through-micro-environmental-release-of-hgf-and-il-6
#20
Robert Bolt, Bernadette Foran, Craig Murdoch, Daniel W Lambert, Sally Thomas, Keith D Hunter
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is causally related to a subset of oropharyngeal carcinomas (OPC) and is linked to a more favourable prognosis compared to HPV-negative OPC. The mechanisms underlying this effect on prognosis are not fully understood, but interactions with the tumour microenvironment may be pivotal. Here, we investigated the role of the tumour microenvironment in HPV-positive compared to HPV-negative cancer using 2D and 3D modelling of OPC interactions with stromal fibroblasts. HPV-negative, but not HPV-positive, OPC-derived cell lines induced a rapid fibroblast secretory response that supported 2D cancer cell migration and invasion in vitro...
November 13, 2017: Carcinogenesis
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