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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109191/serum-high-concentrations-of-homocysteine-and-low-levels-of-folic-acid-and-vitamin-b12-are-significantly-correlated-with-the-categories-of-coronary-artery-diseases
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Yan Ma, Duanliang Peng, Chenggui Liu, Chen Huang, Jun Luo
BACKGROUND: Homocysteine (Hcy) has been considered as an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Folic acid and vitamin B12 are two vital regulators in Hcy metabolic process. We evaluated the correlations between serum Hcy, folic acid and vitamin B12 with the categories of CAD. METHODS: Serum Hcy, folic acid and vitamin B12 from 292 CAD patients, including 73 acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 116 unstable angina pectoris (UAP), 103 stable angina pectoris (SAP), and 100 controls with chest pain patients were measured, and the data were analyzed by SPSS software...
January 21, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109187/antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-ifst062013-a-potential-probiotic
#2
Md Fakruddin, Md Nur Hossain, Monzur Morshed Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Probiotic yeast has become a field of interest to scientists in recent years. METHODS: Conventional cultural method was employed to isolate and identify yeast and standard methods were used to determine different probiotic attributes, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. RESULTS: This study reports potential probiotic properties of a strain of S. cerevisiae IFST 062013 isolated from fruit. The isolate is tolerant to a wide range of temperature and pH, high concentration of bile salt and NaCl, gastric juice, intestinal environment, α-amylase, trypsin and lysozyme...
January 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109185/folding-of-intrinsically-disordered-plant-lea-proteins-is-driven-by-glycerol-induced-crowding-and-the-presence-of-membranes
#3
Anne Bremer, Martin Wolff, Anja Thalhammer, Dirk K Hincha
Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins are related to cellular dehydration tolerance. Most LEA proteins are predicted to have no stable secondary structure in solution, i.e. to be intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), but they may acquire α-helical structure upon drying. In the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana the LEA proteins COR15A and COR15B are highly induced upon cold treatment and are necessary for the plants to attain full freezing tolerance. Freezing leads to increased intracellular crowding due to dehydration by extracellular ice crystals...
January 21, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109182/are-home-visits-an-effective-method-for-diabetes-management-a-quantitative-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Lin Han, Yuxia Ma, Suhong Wei, Jinhui Tian, Xiaochun Yang, Xiping Shen, Jun Zhang, Yuexian Shi
AIMS: Previous reviews have revealed uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of home visit interventions for managing diabetes. Therefore, we performed a quantitative systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of home visit interventions among patients with diabetes. METHODS: We searched various electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, CINAHL, Wanfang, and Chinese scientific full-text databases) from their inception until March 2016...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109179/quantitative-and-integrative-analysis-of-paracrine-hepatocyte-activation-by-non-parenchymal-cells-upon-lipopolysaccharide-induction
#5
Katharina Beuke, Frank A Schildberg, Federico Pinna, Ute Albrecht, Roman Liebe, Michaela Bissinger, Peter Schirmacher, Steven Dooley, Johannes G Bode, Percy A Knolle, Ursula Kummer, Kai Breuhahn, Sven Sahle
Gut-derived bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) stimulate the secretion of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) from liver macrophages (MCs), liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs), and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), which control the acute phase response in hepatocytes through activation of the NF-κB pathway. The individual and cooperative impact of non-parenchymal cells on this clinically relevant response has not been analysed in detail due to technical limitations. To gain an integrative view on this complex inter- and intracellular communication, we combined a multi-scale mathematical model with quantitative, time-resolved experimental data of different primary murine liver cell types...
January 21, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109153/-chemotherapy-increases-fc%C3%AE-riib-content-in-peripheral-blood-of-the-patients-with-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#6
Jingjing Lu, Xiuqin Cao, Zhiwei Yang
Objective To detect the FcγRIIB content of monocytes and B cells, the concentration of soluble FcγRIIB (sFcγRIIB) and its antibodies in the peripheral blood of patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) before and after chemotherapy. Methods The expression and localization of FcγRIIB on monocytes and B cells were detected by immunofluorescence technique; the expression of FcγRIIB mRNA was examined by quantitative real-time PCR; Western blotting was performed to detect the expression of FcγRIIB protein; the serum concentrations of sFcγRIIB, sFcγRIIB-IgG complex, anti-FcγRIIB autoantibody were determined by ELISA...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109143/-decreased-number-and-immune-activity-of-splenic-t-lymphocytes-in-mice-exposed-to-hypoxia-at-high-altitude
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Xiaona Zhang, Jidong Li, Fangjie Hu, Shilan Gao, Xiaoyan Pu, Sheng Yong
Objective To explore the changes of splenic T lymphocyte subsets and functions in mice under high-altitude hypoxic conditions. Methods After mice were exposed to an altitude of 400 m, 2200 m and 4200 m for 30 days, ELISA was used to detect the concentrations of interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) in the cultured splenocyte supernatant; MTT assay was used to analyze the proliferation of splenic T lymphocytes; flow cytometry was performed to examine the alterations of splenic T lymphocyte subsets...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109131/changes-in-serum-creatinine-concentration-and-acute-kidney-injury-aki-grade-in-dogs-treated-with-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-from-2013-to-2015
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N E Sigrist, N Kälin, A Dreyfus
BACKGROUND: Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions may cause acute kidney injury (AKI) in humans. OBJECTIVE: To compare AKI grades in 94 dogs exposed and 90 dogs that were unexposed to 6% HES-130/0.4. ANIMALS: Dogs receiving 6% HES-130/0.4 (HES cohort) or crystalloids (unexposed cohort) between 2013 and 2015. METHODS: Historical cohort study. Diagnosis, total cumulative dose and total mL/kg of HES administered, time frame of HES administration and serum creatinine concentrations up to 90 days after initiation of HES treatment were retrospectively reviewed...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109129/vsl-3-probiotic-differently-influence-iec-6-intestinal-epithelial-cell-status-and-function
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Benedetta Cinque, Cristina La Torre, Francesca Lombardi, Paola Palumbo, Zoran Evtoski, Silvano Jr Santini, Stefano Falone, Annamaria Cimini, Fernanda Amicarelli, Maria Grazia Cifone
The data here reported introduce the wound-healing assay as a tool for testing probiotics aimed at protecting gastrointestinal mucosal surfaces and to verify the consistency of their manufacturing. At the scope, we compared the in vitro effects of two multi-strain high concentration formulations both commercialized under the same brand VSL#3 but sourced from different production sites (USA and Italy) on a non-transformed small-intestinal epithelial cell line, IEC-6. The effects on cellular morphology, viability, migration, and H2 O2 -induced damage, were assessed before and after the treatment with both VSL#3 formulations...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109113/-effect-of-sodium-phenylbutyrate-on-the-sensitivity-of-pc3-dtx-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-to-docetaxel
#10
Ya-Wen Xu, Shao-Bo Zheng, Bin-Sheng Chen, Yong Wen, Shan-Wen Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of sodium phenylbutyrate (SPB) in modulating docetaxel resistance in human prostate cancer cells in vitro. METHODS: A PC3/docetaxel-resistant human prostate cancer cell line PC3/DTX was induced and examined for proliferation, viability, and cell inhibition rate in the presence of SPB. The concentration of concentration of docetaxel required to kill 50% of PC3/DTX cells incubated with 0, 1, 2, and 4 mmol/L SPB was determined using MTT assay...
2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109112/-targeted-imaging-ability-of-a-biotinylated-imaging-probe-biotin-s-s-rhodol-for-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Bi-Juan Wu, Xing-Zi Zhou, Jing-Wen Sun, Cui-Wen Tan, Xin-Rong Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate performance of a biotinylated imaging probe 3a for targeted imaging of breast cancer cells. METHODS: Ultraviolet absorption spectrum and fluorescence spectrum were employed to analyze the spectral characteristics of 3a. The fluorescence spectrums of 3a treated with different concentrations of glutathione (GSH) were obtained to determine the sensibility of 3a to GSH. Flow cytometry was used to determine the cellular uptake of 3a by MCF-7 cells, MDA-MB-231 cells and Hs 578Bst cells in the presence or absence of biotin, and the imaging performance of 3a in the 3 cell lines was assessed under an inverted fluorescent microscope...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109106/-effect-of-methamphetamine-exposure-on-s-nitrosylation-of-protein-disulphide-isomerase-in-pc12-cells
#12
Xiao-Fang Wu, Ai-Feng Wang, Ping-Ming Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of methamphetamine (METH) exposure on S-nitrosylation of protein disulphide isomerase and the neurotoxicity of METH in PC12 cells. METHODS: PC12 cells were exposed to different concentrations of METH, and the cell viability was assessed using the cell-counting kit-8. PC12 cells exposed to METH in the presence of the NOS inhibitor N-nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA) were examined for cell viability and S-nitrosylation of protein disulphide isomerase using the biotin-switch method, and the changes in cell morphology were examined with HE staining...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109091/-effect-of-deoxycholic-acid-intervention-on-growth-of-ileum-organoids-derived-from-c57bl-6-mice
#13
Li-Hong Lou, Yue Zeng, Hui Zhou, Ying-Ying Lu, Xing-Peng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To establish a culture system for mouse intestinal organoids and investigate the effect of deoxycholic acid (DCA) on organoids growth. METHODS: The terminal ileum was collected from 8-month-old C57BL<6 mice. The tissue blocks were treated with EDTA and the crypts were collected and embedded in Matrigel Matrix. Orgnoids growth and buddings were observed in the control group, anhydrous alcohol group, short-term (2 days) 100 µmol<L DCA treatment group, and long-term (10 days) 10 µmol<L DCA treatment group; the orgnoids were further cultured for 10 days after removal of DCA from the medium and observed for orgnoids growth and buddings...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109083/green-pharmaceutical-analysis-of-drugs-coformulated-with-highly-different-concentrations-using-spiking-and-manipulation-of-their-ratio-spectra
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Bassam M Ayoub
Introducing green analysis to pharmaceuticalproducts is considered a significant approach topreserving the environment. This method can be anenvironmentally friendly alternative to the existingmethods, accompanied by a validated automatedprocedure for the analysis of a drug with the lowestpossible number of samples. Different simplespectrophotometric methods were developed forthe simultaneous determination of empagliflozin(EG) and metformin (MT) by manipulating their ratiospectra in their application on a recently approvedpharmaceutical combination, Synjardy tablets...
January 20, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109072/assessment-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-renal-fibrosis-after-renal-ischemia-protocols-in-cats
#15
Vanna M
In an attempt to identify a feline model of acute or chronic kidney disease, this study was designed to evaluate the effects of 15 or 30 min of bilateral renal ischemia (RI) and 60 min of unilateral RI with delayed contralateral nephrectomy as models of acute kidney injury and chronic interstitial fibrosis in cats. Adult, purpose-bred, USDA Class A cats (n = 14) were randomly assigned to receive bilateral RI for 15 min (n = 3) or 30 min (n = 3), unilateral RI for 60 min with a delayed (2 wk) contralateral nephrectomy (n = 5), or sham unilateral RI with a delayed contralateral nephrectomy (n = 3)...
January 20, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109063/chemical-variability-antioxidant-and-antifungal-activities-of-essential-oils-and-hydrosol-extract-of-calendula-arvensis-l-from-western-algeria
#16
Rania Belabbes, Mohammed El Amine Dib, Nassim Djabou, Faiza Ilias, Boufeldja Tabti, Jean Costa, Alain Muselli
The chemical composition of the essential oils and hydrosol extract from aerial parts of Calendula arvensis L. was investigated using GC-FID and GC/MS. Intra-species variations of the chemical compositions of essential oils from 18 Algerian sample locations were investigated using statistical analysis. Chemical analysis allowed the identification of fifty-three compounds amounting to 92.3-98.5% with yields varied of 0.09-0.36% and the main compounds were zingiberenol 1 (8.7-29.8%), eremoligenol (4.2-12.5%), β-curcumene (2...
January 21, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109060/morphine-pharmacodynamics-in-mechanically-ventilated-preterm-neonates-undergoing-endotracheal-suctioning
#17
P A Välitalo, Ehj Krekels, M van Dijk, Shp Simons, D Tibboel, Caj Knibbe
To date, morphine pharmacokinetics (PKs) are well quantified in neonates, but results about its efficacy are ambiguous. This work presents an analysis of a previously published study on pain measurements in mechanically ventilated preterm neonates who received either morphine or placebo to improve comfort during invasive ventilation. The research question was whether morphine reduces the pain associated with endotracheal or nasal suctioning before, during, and after suctioning. Because these neonates cannot verbalize their pain levels, pain was assessed on the basis of several validated pain measurement instruments (i...
January 21, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109059/maintaining-stability-of-the-rumen-ecosystem-is-associated-with-changes-of-microbial-composition-and-epithelial-tlr-signaling
#18
Hong Shen, Zhan Chen, Zanming Shen, Zhongyan Lu
We used the goat as a model to study the effects of rumen microbial composition and epithelial TLR signaling on maintaining rumen stability during exogenous butyrate interference. Six cannulated goats received a rapid intraruminal infusion of 0.1 mol/L potassium phosphate buffer with (BT, n = 3) or without (CO, n = 3) 0.3 g/kg·BW·day sodium butyrate for 28 days. The ruminal pH and the concentration of total SCFA were not affected by the interference. 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing revealed a change in microbial composition after the butyrate infusion...
January 21, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109050/low-transferrin-and-high-ferritin-concentrations-are-associated-with-worse-outcome-in-acute-liver-failure
#19
Olympia Anastasiou, Julia Kälsch, Mahdi Hakmouni, Ozlem Kucukoglu, Dominik Heider, Johannes Korth, Paul Manka, Jan-Peter Sowa, Lars Bechmann, Fuat Saner, Andreas Paul, Guido Gerken, Hideo Baba, Ali Canbay
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Serum ferritin and transferrin have been identified as prognostic markers in patients with chronic diseases. In the present study we investigated if these parameters can predict outcome in patients with acute liver failure. METHODS: 102 consecutive patients with acute liver failure were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were grouped by outcome: spontaneous recovery vs. liver transplantation and/or death; or survival vs. death. Routine laboratory parameters, transferrin and ferritin concentrations in serum, and anthropomorphic data collected on admission were analyzed...
January 20, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109047/novel-antiplatelet-role-for-a-protein-disulfide-isomerase-targeted-peptide-evidence-of-covalent-binding-to-c-terminal-cghc-redox-motif
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H R Sousa, R S Gaspar, E M L Sena, S A da Silva, J L de L Fontelles, T L S Araújo, M Mastrogiovanni, D M Fries, A P S Azevedo-Santos, F R M Laurindo, A Trostchansky, A M Paes
Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) plays a major role in platelet aggregation and its inhibitors have emerged as novel antithrombotic drugs. In previous work, we designed a peptide based on PDI redox motif (CGHC) that inhibited both PDI reductase activity and PDI-modulated superoxide generation by neutrophil Nox2. Thus, we hypothesized this peptide would also inhibit platelet aggregation by association to surface PDI. Three peptides were used: CxxC, containing the PDI redox motif; Scr, presenting a scrambled sequence of the same residues and AxxA, with cysteines replaced by alanine...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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