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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225110/assessment-of-the-cerebellar-neurotoxic-effects-of-nicotine-in-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-in-rats
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Dwipayan Bhattacharya, Mohammed Majrashi, Sindhu Ramesh, Manoj Govindarajulu, Jenna Bloemer, Ayaka Fujihashi, Bailee-Ryan Crump, Harrison Hightower, Subhrajit Bhattacharya, Timothy Moore, Vishnu Suppiramaniam, Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran
The adverse effects of prenatal nicotine and alcohol exposure on human reproductive outcomes are a major scientific and public health concern. In the United States, substantial percentage of women (20-25%) of childbearing age currently smoke cigarettes and consume alcohol, and only a small percentage of these individuals quit after learning of their pregnancy. However, there are very few scientific reports on the effect of nicotine in prenatal alcohol exposure on the cerebellum of the offspring. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the cerebellar neurotoxic effects of nicotine in a rodent model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)...
December 7, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225012/comparison-of-3-techniques-in-percutaneous-tracheostomy-traditional-landmark-technique-ultrasonography-guided-long-axis-approach-and-short-axis-approach-randomised-controlled-study
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Kupeli Ilke, Nalbant Aysenur
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to compare the reliabilities of traditional landmark method, ultrasonography-guided long-axis in-plane application, and ultrasonography-guided short-axis out-of-plane application in percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients were divided in 3 random groups undergoing percutaneous tracheostomy by using landmark method, ultrasonography-guided out-of-plane method, and ultrasonography-guided in-plane method...
December 7, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221183/radial-gradient-and-radial-deviation-radiomic-features-from-pre-surgical-ct-scans-are-associated-with-survival-among-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients
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Ilke Tunali, Olya Stringfield, Albert Guvenis, Hua Wang, Ying Liu, Yoganand Balagurunathan, Philippe Lambin, Robert J Gillies, Matthew B Schabath
The goal of this study was to extract features from radial deviation and radial gradient maps which were derived from thoracic CT scans of patients diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma and assess whether these features are associated with overall survival. We used two independent cohorts from different institutions for training (n= 61) and test (n= 47) and focused our analyses on features that were non-redundant and highly reproducible. To reduce the number of features and covariates into a single parsimonious model, a backward elimination approach was applied...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200486/a-minimally-invasive-technique-using-a-modified-stoppa-approach-for-periacetabular-osteotomy-a-preliminary-cadaveric-study
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Turgut Akgul, Osman Coskun, Murat Korkmaz, Ilke Ali Gurses, Cengiz Sen, Ozcan Gayretli
Background: Developmental hip dysplasia is diagnosed when the femoral head is not sufficiently covered by the acetabulum. Anterior and lateral cover deficiency is seen, as a result a dysplastic hip joint. Various incision modifications have been developed because of the muscle dissection and wide wound scar in Smith-Peterson incision, which was originally used in Bernese osteotomy. This study evaluates applicability of the modified Stoppa approach in the performance of Bernese periacetabular osteotomy (PAO)...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197429/the-economic-contribution-of-industry-sponsored-pharmaceutical-clinical-trials
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Dat T Tran, Ilke Akpinar, Richard Fedorak, Egon Jonsson, John Mackey, Lawrence Richer, Philip Jacobs
In pharmaceutical clinical trials, industrial sponsors pay for study drugs and related healthcare services. We conducted a study to determine industry's economic contribution of these trials to the Alberta healthcare system.  Methods: We used data from two trial centers for cancer and non-cancer trials at the University of Alberta. For each trial (cancer, non-cancer), we calculated the cost of drugs provided by the sponsors using the market price, the cost of clinical services, and the cost of administrative services that they paid...
2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191504/predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-complicated-with-cardiogenic-shock
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Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Muhammed Keskin, Ahmet Okan Uzun, Duygu İlke Yıldırım, Adnan Kaya, Göksel Çinier, Emrah Bozbeyoğlu, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, Ömer Kozan, Seçkin Pehlivanoğlu
BACKGROUND: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated with cardiogenic shock (CS) remains as an unresolved condition causing high morbidity and mortality despite advances in medical treatment and coronary intervention procedures. In the current study, we evaluated the predictors of in-hospital mortality of STEMI complicated with CS. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we evaluated the predictive value of baseline characteristics, angiographic, echocardiographic and laboratory parameters on in-hospital mortality of 319 patients with STEMI complicated with CS who were treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
November 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152644/hmga1-participates-in-mhcc97h-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-through-the-ilk-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Li Liu, Shuang Zhang, Lei Hu, Linhua Liu, Wuhua Guo, Jixiang Zhang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the major causes of cancer‑related mortality, and the prognosis of HCC patients is unsatisfactory. It is known that the occurrence and development of HCC involves numerous genes, as well as various steps and stages in the pathological process. High mobility group AT‑hook 1 (HMGA1) and integrin‑linked kinase (ILK) may be overexpressed in HCC and may serve important roles in the development of cancer; however, the relationship between HMGA1 and ILK in HCC has not been examined...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143700/improved-three-dimensional-3d-resolution-of-electron-tomograms-using-robust-mathematical-data-processing-techniques
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Toby Sanders, Ilke Arslan
Electron tomography has become an essential tool for three-dimensional (3D) characterization of nanomaterials. In recent years, advances have been made in specimen preparation and mounting, acquisition geometries, and reconstruction algorithms. All of these components work together to optimize the resolution and clarity of an electron tomogram. However, one important component of the data-processing has received less attention: the 2D tilt series alignment. This is challenging for a number of reasons, namely because the nature of the data sets and the need to be coherently aligned over the full range of angles...
November 16, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130556/effect-of-novel-chelating-agents-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-of-calcium-silicate-cements-to-the-simulated-root-end-cavities
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Nidambur Vasudev Ballal, Özgür İlke Ulusoy, Shubha Chhaparwal, Kishore Ginjupalli
To compare the effects of different chelating agents on the push-out bond strength of calcium silicate-based cements to the simulated root-end cavities. Root-end cavities were prepared on the roots of fifty extracted maxillary anterior teeth. The specimens were then randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 10) based on the final irrigation regimen: Group 1: 17% EDTA, Group 2: 7% maleic acid, Group 3: QMix, Group 4: 2.25% peracetic acid (PAA), Group 5: 0.9% saline. Then, the samples from each group were subdivided into two groups (n = 5) based on the apical filling material...
November 11, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110225/a-deregulated-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Tao Zhang, Yuanping Ma, Jiansong Fang, Chang Liu, Liangrong Chen
BACKGROUND: Molecular switches in phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-AKT signaling pathway may serve as potential targets for the treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC). This study aims to profile the gene alterations involved in PI3K-AKT signaling pathway in patients with CRC. METHODS: Tumoral and matched peritumoral tissues were collected from 15 CRC patients who went routine surgery. A human PI3K-AKT signaling pathway polymerase chain reaction (PCR) array, which profiled the transcriptional changes of a total number of 84 genes involved in the PI3K-AKT pathway, was then applied to determine the gene alterations in CRC tumoral tissue with matched peritumoral tissue as a healthy control...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105359/glp-1-analogue-exendin-4-modulates-mapks-activity-but-not-the-heat-shock-response-in-human-hepg2-cells
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Dhanya Madhu, Maha Hammad, Sina Kavalakatt, Abdelkrim Khadir, Ali Tiss
PURPOSE: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues reduce ER stress and inflammation in key metabolic organs, including the liver. However, their effects on heat shock response (HSR) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) have not yet been elucidated. In the present study, we investigated whether the GLP-1 analogue, exendin-4, triggers the expression of HSR and increases MAPK activity under metabolic stress. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The effects of exendin-4 in the presence or absence of palmitic acid (PA; 400 μM) or glucose (30 mM) in the HepG2 liver cell line were assessed using Western blots, quantitative real-time PCR and label-free proteomics...
November 3, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101014/integrin-linked-kinase-a-new-actor-in-the-ageing-process
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Gemma Olmos, Susana López-Ongil, Maria Piedad Ruiz Torres
Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) is a protein located in focal adhesion complexes that is linked to the cytoplasmic domain of integrin receptors. Together with PINCH and parvin, ILK forms the IPP complex, which is associated with conserved intracellular signalling pathways and integrin regulation of the actin cytoskeleton. ILK plays an essential role in a wide variety of cellular functions, including cell migration, differentiation, survival, and division. The present review summarizes recent evidence, suggesting a new role for ILK in organismal ageing and cellular senescence, indicating that ILK is a key regulator of longevity and premature cellular senescence induced by extracellular stressors...
October 31, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081179/-transplantation-of-cardiac-stem-cells-overexpressing-integrin-linked-kinase-improves-cardiac-function-in-a-rat-model-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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J J Li, Y Liu, J Zhao, A Y Li, D M Wang
Objective: To investigate the effect of cardiac stem cells (CSC) overexpressing integrin-linked kinase (ILK-CSC) transplantation on cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI) and related mechanism. Methods: CSCs were isolated from the hearts of neonatal Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and ILK-CSC were established by transfecting recombinant adenoviral vector harboring human wild-type ILK cDNA. Forty 8-week-old rats were randomly divided into 4 groups (n=10 each group): sham group, MI plus saline injection group(saline group), MI plus CSC transfected with null vector injection group (Ad-null-CSC group), and MI plus ILK-CSC injection group(ILK-CSC group)...
October 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073141/genomic-regions-associated-with-susceptibility-to-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-in-african-americans-the-cross-betrnet-admixture-study
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Xiangqing Sun, Apoorva K Chandar, Marcia I Canto, Prashanthi N Thota, Malcom Brock, Nicholas J Shaheen, David G Beer, Jean S Wang, Gary W Falk, Prasad G Iyer, Julian A Abrams, Medha Venkat-Ramani, Martina Veigl, Alexander Miron, Joseph Willis, Deepa T Patil, Ilke Nalbantoglu, Kishore Guda, Sanford D Markowitz, Xiaofeng Zhu, Robert Elston, Amitabh Chak
BACKGROUND: Barrett's esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) are far more prevalent in European Americans than in African Americans. Hypothesizing that this racial disparity in prevalence might represent a genetic susceptibility, we used an admixture mapping approach to interrogate disease association with genomic differences between European and African ancestry. METHODS: Formalin fixed paraffin embedded samples were identified from 54 African Americans with BE or EAC through review of surgical pathology databases at participating Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) institutions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070110/-effect-of-over-expression-of-klf4-on-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-k562-cells-in-vitro
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Bo Li, Hai-Yan Hu, Ming-Xian Tan
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of over-expression of KLF4 on the proliferation and apoptosis of K562 cells. METHODS: The recombinant plasmid with over-expression of KLF4 was transfected into K562 cells by electroporation, then the obtained G418-resistant clones of K562 cells (K562/pEGFP-KLF4) were used as experimental group, and the vector control (K562/pEGFP-C1) and blank K562 cell control groups were set up at the same time. The expression of EGFP-KLF4 fusion protein in K562 cells was observed by fluorescence microscopy; the Western blot was performed to detect the level of KLF4 protein in the cells of each groups, the cell proliferation was tested by methylthiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assay, and the cell apoptosis was detected by flow cytometry...
October 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050317/microrna-542-3p-inhibits-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-progression-by-inhibiting-ilk-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad2-3-signaling
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Bin Qiao, Jing-Hua Cai, Alfred King-Yin Lam, Bao-Xia He
In this study, we investigated the effects of microRNA-542-3p (miR-542-3p) on ILK/TGF-β1/Smad2/3 signaling and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) progression. Levels of miR-542-3p were lower in OSCC tissues (n=108) than adjacent normal tissues, whereas levels of ILK, TGF-β1 and Smad2/3 were higher. Patients with undifferentiated tumors, advanced TNM stage and lymph node metastasis showed low miR-542-3p levels. This was accompanied by high ILK expression and poor survival. Dual luciferase reporter assays of SCC-9 cells showed that miR-542-3p inhibited ILK gene expression by binding to its 3'UTR at 233-240 bp...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030401/a-comparison-of-whole-genome-sequencing-to-multigene-panel-testing-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-patients
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Allison L Cirino, Neal K Lakdawala, Barbara McDonough, Lauren Conner, Dale Adler, Mark Weinfeld, Patrick O'Gara, Heidi L Rehm, Kalotina Machini, Matthew Lebo, Carrie Blout, Robert C Green, Calum A MacRae, Christine E Seidman, Carolyn Y Ho
BACKGROUND: As DNA sequencing costs decline, genetic testing options have expanded. Whole exome sequencing and whole genome sequencing (WGS) are entering clinical use, posing questions about their incremental value compared with disease-specific multigene panels that have been the cornerstone of genetic testing. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-one patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who had undergone targeted hypertrophic cardiomyopathy genetic testing (either multigene panel or familial variant test) were recruited into the MedSeq Project, a clinical trial of WGS...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020611/tubulin-dependent-secretion-of-s100a6-and-cellular-signaling-pathways-activated-by-s100a6-integrin-%C3%AE-1-interaction
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Ewelina Jurewicz, Elżbieta Wyroba, Anna Filipek
S100A6 is a calcium binding protein expressed mainly in fibroblasts and epithelial cells. Interestingly, S100A6 is also present in extracellular fluids. Recently we have shown that S100A6 is secreted by WJMS cells and binds to integrin β1 (Jurewicz et al., 2014). In this work we describe for the first time the mechanism of S100A6 secretion and signaling pathways activated by the S100A6-integrin β1 complex. We show that colchicine suppressed the release of S100A6 into the cell medium, which indicates that the protein might be secreted via a tubulin-dependent pathway...
October 8, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951557/electron-tomography-and-fractal-aspects-of-mos2-and-mos2-co-spheres
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Manuel Ramos, Félix Galindo-Hernández, Ilke Arslan, Toby Sanders, José Manuel Domínguez
A study was made by a combination of 3D electron tomography reconstruction methods and N2 adsorption for determining the fractal dimension for nanometric MoS2 and MoS2/Co catalyst particles. DFT methods including Neimarke-Kiselev's method allowed to determine the particle porosity and fractal arrays at the atomic scale for the S-Mo-S(Co) 2D- layers that conform the spherically shaped catalyst particles. A structural and textural correlation was sought by further characterization performed by x-ray Rietveld refinement and Radial Distribution Function (RDF) methods, electron density maps, computational density functional theory methods and nitrogen adsorption methods altogether, for studying the structural and textural features of spherical MoS2 and MoS2/Co particles...
September 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951368/-expression-of-wnt-and-integrin-pathways-in-colorectal-laterally-spreading-tumors-and-their-correlation-with-endoscopic-subtypes
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Jie Wu, Ji-Rong Huo, Dong Wang, Chun-Lian Wang, Liang Lv
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of Wnt and integrin pathways in colorectal laterally spreading tumors (LSTs) and their correlation with the different endoscopic subtypes of LSTs to better understand the special growth mechanism of LSTs. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with colorectal LSTs were randomly selected from the cases diagnosed between January 1, 2010 and June 10, 2015 in our hospital, including 37 of nodular mixed type (LST-G-M), 60 of homogeneous type (LST-G-H), 5 of flat elevated type (LST-NG-FE), and 4 of pseudodepressed type (LST-NG-PD)...
September 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
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