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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458155/determining-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-and-starting-age-of-screening-based-on-lifestyle-environmental-and-genetic-factors
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Jihyoun Jeon, Mengmeng Du, Robert E Schoen, Michael Hoffmeister, Polly A Newcomb, Sonja I Berndt, Bette Caan, Peter T Campbell, Andrew T Chan, Jenny Chang-Claude, Graham G Giles, Jian Gong, Tabitha A Harrison, Jeroen R Huyghe, Eric J Jacobs, Li Li, Yi Lin, Loïc Le Marchand, John D Potter, Flora Qu, Stephanie A Bien, Niha Zubair, Robert J Macinnis, Daniel D Buchanan, John L Hopper, Yin Cao, Reiko Nishihara, Gad Rennert, Martha L Slattery, Duncan C Thomas, Michael O Woods, Ross L Prentice, Stephen B Gruber, Yingye Zheng, Hermann Brenner, Richard B Hayes, Emily White, Ulrike Peters, Li Hsu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Guidelines for initiating colorectal cancer (CRC) screening are based on family history but do not consider lifestyle, environmental, or genetic risk factors. We developed models to determine risk of CRC, based on lifestyle and environmental factors and genetic variants, and to identify an optimal age to begin screening. METHODS: We collected data from 9748 CRC cases and 10,590 controls in the Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium and the Colorectal Transdisciplinary study, from 1992 through 2005...
February 16, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458126/structural-and-mechanistic-analysis-of-the-choline-sulfatase-from-sinorhizobium-melliloti-a-class-i-sulfatase-specific-for-an-alkyl-sulfate-ester
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Bert van Loo, Markus Schober, Eugene Valkov, Magdalena Heberlein, Erich Bornberg-Bauer, Kurt Faber, Marko Hyvönen, Florian Hollfelder
Hydrolysis of organic sulfate esters proceeds by two distinct mechanisms, water attacking at either sulfur (S-O bond cleavage) or carbon (C-O bond cleavage). In primary and secondary alkyl sulfates attack at carbon is favored, whereas in aromatic sulfates and sulfated sugars attack at sulfur is preferred. This mechanistic distinction is mirrored in the classification of enzymes that catalyze sulfate ester hydrolysis: arylsulfatases catalyze S-O cleavage in sulfate sugars and arylsulfates and alkyl sulfatases break the C-O bond of alkyl sulfates...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458014/topical-delivery-of-l-theanine-ameliorates-tpa-induced-acute-skin-inflammation-via-downregulating-endothelial-pecam-1-and-neutrophil-infiltration-and-activation
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Wei-Jie Zeng, Zhi Tan, Xing-Fei Lai, Ya-Nan Xu, Chun-Lin Mai, Jun Zhang, Zhen-Jia Lin, Xian-Guo Liu, Shi-Li Sun, Li-Jun Zhou
l-theanine, the most abundant free amino acid in tea, has been documented to possess many different bioactive properties through oral or intragastrical delivery. However, little is known about the effect of topical delivery of l-theanine on acute inflammation. In the present study, by using 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA, 2.5 μg/ear)-induced ear edema model in mice, we first found that single-dose local pretreatment of l-theanine 30 min before TPA time- and dose-dependently suppressed the increases in both skin thickness and weight...
February 16, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457966/combined-treatment-with-valproic-acid-and-5-aza-2-deoxycytidine-synergistically-inhibits-human-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-growth-and-migration
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Wenjin Xi, Xu Chen, Jinbo Sun, Wei Wang, Yi Huo, Guoxu Zheng, Jieheng Wu, Yufang Li, Angang Yang, Tao Wang
BACKGROUND Histone acetylation and DNA methylation are important mammalian epigenetic modifications that participate in the regulation of gene expression. Because dysregulation of histone deacetylase and DNA methyltransferases are hallmarks of malignancy, they have become promising therapeutic targets. In this study, we explored the anti-tumor activity of valproic acid (VPA), a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) and 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-Aza), an inhibitor of DNA methyltransferases, on renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell lines 786-O and 769-P...
February 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457806/enhancement-of-the-selectivity-of-mxenes-m-2-c-m-ti-v-nb-mo-via-oxygen-functionalization-promising-materials-for-gas-sensing-and-separation
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A Junkaew, R Arróyave
Two-dimensional graphene-like materials, namely MXenes, have been proposed as potential materials for various applications. In this work, the reactivity and selectivity of four MXenes (i.e. M2 C (M = Ti, V, Nb, Mo)) and their oxygen-functionalized forms (i.e. O-MXenes or M2 CO2 ) toward gas molecules were investigated by using the plane wave-based Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations. Small gas molecules, which are commonly found in flue gas streams, are considered herein. Our results demonstrated that MXenes are very reactive...
February 19, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457776/free-anchored-nb2o5-graphene-networks-for-ultrafast-stable-lithium-storage
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Qinglin Deng, Mengjiao Li, Junyong Wang, Kai Jiang, Zhigao Hu, Junhao Chu
Orthorhombic Nb$_2$O$_5$ (T-Nb$_2$O$_5$) has structural merit but poor electrical conductivity, limiting their applications in energy storage. Although graphene is frequently adopted to effectively improve its electrochemical properties, the ordinary modified methods cannot meet the growing demands for high-performance. Here, we demonstrate that different graphene modified routes play a vital role in affecting the electrochemical performances of T-Nb$_2$O$_5$. By only manual shaking within one minute, Nb$_2$O$_5$ nano-particles can be rapidly adsorbed onto graphene, then the free-anchored T-Nb$_2$O$_5$@graphene three-dimensional networks (NG-3D) can be successfully prepared based on hydrogel method...
February 19, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457745/evaluation-of-mosquito-larvicidal-activity-of-fruit-extracts-of-acacia-auriculiformis-against-the-japanese-encephalitis-vector-culex-vishnui
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Mousumi Barik, Anjali Rawani, Subrata Laskar, Goutam Chandra
The larvicidal potentiality of crude and ethyl acetate extracts of fruits of Acacia auriculiformis was investigated against all the larval instars of JE vector Culex vishnui. The crude extracts showed good results against all the larval instars with highest mortality at 0.09%. Highest mortality was found at 300 ppm of ethyl acetate extract. Lowest LC50 value was obtained at 72 h for third instar larvae. Non target organisms tested, showed no to very less mortality to ethyl acetate solvent extract. Presence of N-H stretching, a C=O stretching, C=C and C-N stretching vibrations of secondary amide or amine group were confirmed from IR analysis...
February 19, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457693/growth-yield-and-selection-of-nosz-clade-ii-types-in-a-continuous-enrichment-culture-of-n-2-o-respiring-bacteria
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Monica Conthe, Lea Wittorf, J Gijs Kuenen, Robbert Kleerebezem, Sara Hallin, Mark C M van Loosdrecht
Nitrous oxide (N2 O) reducing microorganisms may be key in the mitigation of N2 O emissions from managed ecosystems. However, there is still no clear understanding of the physiological and bioenergetic implications of microorganisms possessing either of the two N2 O reductase genes (nosZ), clade I and the more recently described clade II type nosZ. It has been suggested that organisms with nosZ clade II have higher growth yields and a lower affinity constant (Ks ) for N2 O. We compared N2 O reducing communities with different nosZI/nosZII ratios selected in chemostat enrichment cultures, inoculated with activated sludge, fed with N2 O as a sole electron acceptor and growth limiting factor, and acetate as electron donor...
February 19, 2018: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457576/hypoalbuminaemia-as-a-marker-of-trans-capillary-leakage-in-community-acquired-bacteraemia-patients
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K O Gradel, P J Vinholt, B Magnussen, C Pedersen, T G Jensen, H J Kolmos, A T Lassen
Community-acquired bacteraemia patients (n = 2472), Denmark, 2000-2008. Albumin, C-reactive protein (CRP) and haemoglobin (Hb) measured 2000-2010. We assessed daily mean levels of albumin, CRP and Hb from 30 days before to 30 days after bacteraemia and correlations between albumin vs. CRP and albumin vs. Hb. In linear regression models, we evaluated the contribution of CRP, Hb, chronic and acute variables to the albumin level variations. The mean albumin level (33.6 g/l) was steady before day 1, declined to 29...
February 19, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457517/the-protection-of-resveratrol-and-its-combination-with-glibenclamide-but-not-berberine-on-the-diabetic-hearts-against-reperfusion-induced-arrhythmias-the-role-of-myocardial-k-atp-channel
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Salih T Kaya, Omer Bozdogan, Talat O Ozarslan, Eylem Taskin, Didem Eksioglu, Firdevs Erim, Tulin Firat, Selcuk Yasar
CONTEXT: Cardiovascular dysfunctions such as life-threatening arrhythmias are one of the main reasons of mortality and morbidity in diabetic patients Objective: We aimed to investigate the long-term effects of resveratrol, berberine and glibenclamide combinations on the ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) induced arrhythmias in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats and to investigate the role of myocardial KATP channel in the possible anti-arrhythmic actions of the treatments. METHODS: Two days after induction of diabetes, diabetic rats were treated with resveratrol [5 mg/kg, intraperitoneally (i...
February 18, 2018: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457368/emergence-of-two-novel-sublineages-ind2001bd1-and-ind2001bd2-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-serotype-o-in-bangladesh
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M A Siddique, M R Ali, A S M R U Alam, H Ullah, A Rahman, R P Chakrabarty, M A Amin, S A Hoque, S P Nandi, M Sultana, M A Hossain
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is endemic in Bangladesh, and the implementation of a control programme for this disease is at an early stage, according to the FAO- and OIE-proposed Progressive Control Pathway for FMD (PCP-FMD) Roadmap. To develop an effective control programme, understanding of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) serotypes, even subtypes within the serotypes is essential. The present investigation aims at viral VP1 coding region sequence-based analysis of FMD samples collected from 34 FMD outbreaks during 2012-2016 in Bangladesh...
February 18, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457365/male-infertility-is-associated-with-altered-treatment-course-of-men-with-cancer
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O Eminaga, S Li, L C Baker, J D Brooks, M L Eisenberg
This study aims to evaluate whether cancer treatments differ in infertile men compared to men who have undergone vasectomy and age-matched controls. We analyzed subjects from the Truven Health MarketScan Claims database from 2001 to 2009. Infertile men were identified through diagnosis and treatment codes. Comparison groups included vasectomized men and an age-matched cohort who were not infertile and had not undergone vasectomy. We considered cancer types previously associated with infertility that were diagnosed after the diagnosis of infertility...
February 18, 2018: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457351/24-hour-aortic-blood-pressure-variability-showed-a-stronger-association-with-carotid-damage-than-24-hour-brachial-blood-pressure-variability-the-safar-study
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Shikai Yu, Chen Chi, Athanase D Protogerou, Michel E Safar, Jacques Blacher, Antonis A Argyris, Efthimia G Nasothimiou, Petros P Sfikakis, Theodore G Papaioannou, Henry Xu, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
We aim to compare 24-hour aortic blood pressure variability (BPV) with brachial BPV in relation to carotid damage as estimated by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and cross-sectional area (CCSA). Four hundred and forty five individuals received brachial and aortic 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring with a validated device (Mobil-O-Graph). Systolic BPV was estimated by average real variability (ARV) and time-weighted standard deviation (wSD). In multiple logistic regression analysis, CIMT > 900 μm was significantly and independently associated with aortic ARV (OR = 1...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457257/pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-and-metabolism-of-acepromazine-following-intravenous-oral-and-sublingual-administration-to-exercised-thoroughbred-horses
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H K Knych, K Seminoff, D S McKemie, P H Kass
Acepromazine is a tranquilizer used commonly in equine medicine. This study describes serum and urine concentrations and the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of acepromazine following intravenous, oral, and sublingual (SL) administration. Fifteen exercised adult Thoroughbred horses received a single intravenous, oral, and SL dose of 0.09 mg/kg of acepromazine. Blood and urine samples were collected at time 0 and at various times for up to 72 hr and analyzed for acepromazine and its two major metabolites (2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine and 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine sulfoxide) using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457232/tackling-obesity-and-disease-the-culprit-is-sugar-the-response-is-legal-regulation
#15
Lawrence O Gostin
It is staggering to observe the new normal in America: 37.9 percent of adults are obese, and 70.7 percent are either obese or overweight. One out of every five minors is obese. The real tragedy, of course, is the disability, suffering, and early death that devastates families and communities. But all of society pays, with the annual medical cost estimated at $147 billion. The causal pathways are complex, but if we drill down, sugar is a deeply consequential pathway to obesity, and the single greatest dietary source is sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)...
January 2018: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457229/radiomics-analysis-of-pulmonary-nodules-in-low-dose-ct-for-early-detection-of-lung-cancer
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Wookjin Choi, Jung Hun Oh, Sadegh Riyahi, Chia-Ju Liu, Feng Jiang, Wengen Chen, Charles White, Andreas Rimner, James G Mechalakos, Joseph O Deasy, Wei Lu
PURPOSE: To develop a radiomics prediction model to improve pulmonary nodule (PN) classification in low-dose CT. To compare the model with the American College of Radiology (ACR) Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS) for early detection of lung cancer. METHODS: We examined a set of 72 PNs (31 benign and 41 malignant) from the Lung Image Database Consortium image collection (LIDC-IDRI). 103 CT radiomic features were extracted from each PN. Before the model building process, distinctive features were identified using a hierarchical clustering method...
February 19, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457220/event-related-potentials-of-emotional-and-neutral-memories-the-role-of-encoding-position-and-delayed-testing
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Janine Wirkner, Carlos Ventura-Bort, Paul Schulz, Alfons O Hamm, Mathias Weymar
Previous research found that memory is not only better for emotional information but also for neutral information that has been encoded in the context of an emotional event. In the present ERP study, we investigated two factors that may influence memory for neutral and emotional items: temporal proximity between emotional and neutral items during encoding, and retention interval (immediate vs. delayed). Forty-nine female participants incidentally encoded 36 unpleasant and 108 neutral pictures (36 neutral pictures preceded an unpleasant picture, 36 followed an unpleasant picture, and 36 neutral pictures were preceded and followed by neutral pictures) and participated in a recognition memory task either immediately (N = 24) or 1 week (N = 25) after encoding...
February 19, 2018: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456969/mutation-of-agr-is-associated-with-the-adaptation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-to-the-host-during-chronic-osteomyelitis
#18
Carlos M Suligoy, Santiago M Lattar, Mariángeles Noto Llana, Cintia D González, Lucía P Alvarez, D Ashley Robinson, Marisa I Gómez, Fernanda R Buzzola, Daniel O Sordelli
Selection pressures exerted on Staphylococcus aureus by host factors may lead to the emergence of mutants better adapted to the evolving conditions at the infection site. This study was aimed at identifying the changes that occur in S. aureus exposed to the host defense mechanisms during chronic osteomyelitis and evaluating whether these changes affect the virulence of the organism. Genome assessment of two S. aureus isolates collected 13 months apart (HU-85a and HU-85c) from a host with chronic osteomyelitis was made by whole genome sequencing...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456930/review-of-the-evidence-for-the-management-of-co-morbid-tic-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Michael O Ogundele, Hani F Ayyash
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children and adolescents, with prevalence ranging between 5% and 12% in the developed countries. Tic disorders (TD) are common co-morbidities in paediatric ADHD patients with or without pharmacotherapy treatment. There has been conflicting evidence of the role of psychostimulants in either precipitating or exacerbating TDs in ADHD patients. We carried out a literature review relating to the management of TDs in children and adolescents with ADHD through a comprehensive search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and Cochrane databases...
February 8, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456928/behavioural-and-emotional-disorders-in-childhood-a-brief-overview-for-paediatricians
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REVIEW
Michael O Ogundele
Mental health problems in children and adolescents include several types of emotional and behavioural disorders, including disruptive, depression, anxiety and pervasive developmental (autism) disorders, characterized as either internalizing or externalizing problems. Disruptive behavioural problems such as temper tantrums, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional, defiant or conduct disorders are the commonest behavioural problems in preschool and school age children. The routine Paediatric clinic or Family Medicine/General Practitioner surgery presents with several desirable characteristics that make them ideal for providing effective mental health services to children and adolescents...
February 8, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
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