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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324817/developmental-toxicity-and-induction-of-vitellogenin-in-embryo-larval-stages-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio-exposed-to-methyl-paraben
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Vrinda Yatin Dambal, Karthikeyan Ponnien Selvan, Christy Lite, S Barathi, Winkins Santosh
MethylParaben (MP), a methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, is used as an anti-microbial preservative in foods, drugs and cosmetics for decades. It enters the aquatic environment, and can have toxic effects on aquatic organisms. Little is known on the developmental toxicity of MP exposure to zebrafish during early life stages. In this study, the developmental effects of MP were evaluated in embryo-larval zebrafish (at concentrations ranging from 100μM, 200μM, 400µM, 800μM and 1000μM for 96h post fertilization (hpf)...
March 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319547/methylprednisolone-therapy-in-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-analysis-of-a-regional-spinal-cord-model-systems-database
#2
Jacob E Sunshine, Armagan Dagal, Stephen P Burns, Richard J Bransford, Fangyi Zhang, Shu-Fang Newman, Bala G Nair, Sam R Sharar
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between exposure to methylprednisolone (MP) and improvements in motor function among patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). MP therapy for patients with TSCI is controversial because of the current conflicting evidence documenting its benefits and risks. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study from September 2007 to November 2014 of 311 patients with acute TSCI who were enrolled into a model systems database of a regional, level I trauma center...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318304/sequential-role-of-biosorption-and-biodegradation-in-rapid-removal-degradation-and-utilization-of-methyl-parathion-as-a-phosphate-source-by-a-new-cyanobacterial-isolate-scytonema-sp-bhus-5
#3
Balkrishna Tiwari, Savita Singh, Sindhunath Chakraborty, Ekta Verma, Arun Kumar Mishra
A new isolate of genus Scytonema distinct from its closest relative Scytonema hofmanni was found efficient in removal and degradation of organophosphorus pesticide methyl parathion (MP). The cyanobacterial isolate was also capable to utilize the phosphorous present in the methyl parathion following its degradation which was evident from the increase in growth (chlorophyll content), biomass, protein content and total phosphorous in comparison to cyanobacterium grown in phosphate deficient cultures. The rapid removal of MP by the cyanobacterium during initial 6 hours of incubation was defined by the pseudo second order of biosorption kinetics model, which has indicated the involvement of chemosorption in initial removal of pesticide...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318231/paraben-concentrations-in-maternal-urine-and-breast-milk-and-its-association-with-personal-care-product-use
#4
Mandy Fisher, Susan MacPherson, Joseph M Braun, Russ Hauser, Mark Walker, Mark Feeley, Ranjeeta Mallick, René Bérubé, Tye E Arbuckle
Parabens are broad-spectrum antimicrobial preservatives and fragrances used in a wide range of personal care products, pharmaceuticals, and food providing the opportunity for people to be exposed on a daily basis. In 2009-2010, 80 pregnant women from Ottawa Canada participated in the Plastics and Personal-Care Product Use in Pregnancy (P4) Study. A subset of women (n = 31) who provided multiple spot urine samples (n = 542) collected over two 24-h periods had their samples analyzed for methylparaben (MP), n-propylparaben (PP), ethylparaben (EP), butylparaben (BP), isobutylparaben (IBP), and benzylparaben (BzP)...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317892/ultra-wide-range-field-dependent-measurements-of-the-relaxivity-of-gd1-xeuxvo4-nanoparticle-contrast-agents-using-a-mechanical-sample-shuttling-relaxometer
#5
Ching-Yu Chou, Mouna Abdesselem, Cedric Bouzigues, Minglee Chu, Angelo Guiga, Tai-Huang Huang, Fabien Ferrage, Thierry Gacoin, Antigoni Alexandrou, Dimitris Sakellariou
The current trend for Magnetic Resonance Imaging points towards higher magnetic fields. Even though sensitivity and resolution are increased in stronger fields, T1 contrast is often reduced, and this represents a challenge for contrast agent design. Field-dependent measurements of relaxivity are thus important to characterize contrast agents. At present, the field-dependent curves of relaxivity are usually carried out in the field range of 0 T to 2 T, using fast field cycling relaxometers. Here, we employ a high-speed sample shuttling device to switch the magnetic fields experienced by the nuclei between virtually zero field, and the center of any commercial spectrometer...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317354/-comparing-study-on-the-hyoid-bone-position-after-treatment-of-class-%C3%A2-malocclusion-using-improved-appliance-fr-%C3%A2
#6
Zhu Yuanping, Duan Yinzhong
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to compare the changes of hyoid bone position before and after treatment of Angle class Ⅲ malocclusion using improved appliance FR Ⅲ. METHODS: Forty patients with Angle class Ⅲ malocclusion were chosen and divided into two groups, namely, experimental and control. Each group had 20 patients. The young patients in the experi-mental group were treated using improved appliance FR Ⅲ, whereas those in the control group were treated using classic appliance FR Ⅲ...
August 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316914/morphometric-analysis-of-prognathic-and-non-prognathic-mandibles-in-relation-to-bsso-sites-using-cbct
#7
Tengku Aszraf Tengku Shaeran, Ramizu Shaari, Shafulizan Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Alauddin Muhamad Husin
BACKGROUND: Bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) is the most versatile procedure and adopted by many surgeons to relocate the mandible in patients having mandibular prognathism (MP). Injury to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) and unfavorable splits are two surgical complications of BSSO which are associated with mandibular morphology. Uses of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in providing 3-D images has gained a wider acceptance in surgical field nowadays. Its advantages are including reduced cost, lesser radiation dose and smaller physical footprint comparing to the conventional computed tomography...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304152/reprogramming-of-histone-methylation-controls-the-differentiation-of-monocytes-into-macrophages
#8
Qi-Fan Zheng, Hui-Min Wang, Zhan-Feng Wang, Jin-Yang Liu, Qi Zhang, Li Zhang, Yuan-Hua Lu, Han You, Guang-Hui Jin
Subset heterogeneity of the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) is controlled by defined transcriptional networks and programs; however, the dynamic establishment of programs that control broad, orchestrated expression of transcription factors (TFs) during the progression of monocyte-into-phagocyte (MP) differentiation remains largely unexplored. By using chromatin immunoprecipitation assays, we show the extensive trimethylation of histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4me3) as well as histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3) occupancy with broad footprints at the promoters of MP differentiation-related TFs, such as HOXA and FOXO genes, KLF4, IRF8 and others...
March 17, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304138/rapid-and-efficient-one-step-purification-of-a-serralysin-family-protease-by-using-a-p-aminobenzamidine-modified-affinity-medium
#9
Shangyong Li, Linna Wang, Shengxiang Lin, Juan Yang, Zibin Ma, Yuejun Wang, Junzhong Liu, Jianhua Hao, Mi Sun
The metalloproteinase MP belongs to the serralysin family, which is involved in important functions such as nutrient acquisition and infection pathogenesis. Serralysin proteases in highly purified form are commonly used at the industrial level with several purposes. In this study, we set up an efficient and rapid purification protocol for MP using a p-aminobenzamidine-modified affinity chromatography. The affinity medium was synthesized by using p-aminobenzamidine as affinity ligand immobilized via cyanuric chloride spacer to Sepharose 6B sorbent carrier...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303845/diagnostic-value-of-nasopharyngeal-aspirates-in-children-with-lower-respiratory-tract-infections
#10
Ai-Zhen Lu, Peng Shi, Li-Bo Wang, Li-Ling Qian, Xiao-Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: The accuracy of nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) specimens in detecting lower respiratory pathogens remains controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of aspirates (NPAs) specimen in lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in children. METHODS: The prospective study was designed to collect the data of paired NPAs and bronchoalveolar lavage fluids from children with acute LRTIs from January 2013 to December 2015...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303731/the-value-of-microparticles-in-detecting-acute-rejection-episodes-after-liver-transplantation
#11
Mehmet Haluk Morgul, Katrin Splith, Christoph Leonhardt, Nathanael Raschzok, Anja Reutzel-Selke, Rosa Bianca Schmuck, Andreas Andreou, Georgi Atanasov, Christian Benzing, Felix Krenzien, Hans-Michael Hau, Philipp Felgendreff, Sergej Klunk, Johann Pratschke, Igor Maximillian Sauer, Moritz Schmelzle
CONTEXT: Non-invasive markers for diagnosis of acute rejection (AR) following liver transplantation have not been developed, yet. OBJECTIVE: We analysed the correlation of plasma microparticle levels (MP) with AR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MP (CD4, CD8, CD25, CD31, MHC) of 11 AR patients and 11 controls were analysed within the first week after transplantation. RESULTS: CD4, CD8 and CD31 positive MP were higher in the AR, whereas overall MP count, CD25 and MHCI positive MP proportions did not differ between both groups...
March 17, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303474/respiratory-motion-reduction-with-a-dual-gating-approach-in-myocardial-perfusion-spect-effect-on-left-ventricular-functional-parameters
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Matti J Kortelainen, Tuomas M Koivumäki, Marko J Vauhkonen, Marja K Hedman, Satu T J Kärkkäinen, Juanita Niño Quintero, Mikko A Hakulinen
BACKGROUND: Respiratory motion (RM) complicates the analysis of myocardial perfusion (MP) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. The effects of RM on left ventricular (LV) functional variables have not been thoroughly investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thoracic electrical bioimpedance and electrocardiographic signals were recorded from eighteen patients undergoing the rest phase of a 1-day stress/rest cardiac-gated MP-SPECT examination. The signals and list-mode emission data were retrospectively processed to yield standard cardiac- and dual-gated (respiratory and cardiac gating) image sets applying a novel algorithm...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302978/determination-of-ultra-trace-metal-impurities-in-high-purity-cadmium-using-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-after-matrix-separation-with-anion-exchange-resin
#13
Ayaka Wada, Naoko Nonose, Masaki Ohata, Tsutomu Miura
The analytical method for ultra-trace metal impurities at μg kg(-1) level in high-purity Cd was examined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) combined with matrix separation by Bio-Rad AG MP-1M anion exchange resin. After the separation of Cd, the metal impurities such as Li, In, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Ga, Sr, Ba and Pb were measured by an ICP-quadrupole mass spectrometer (ICP-QMS) and ICP-sector field mass spectrometer (ICP-SFMS). From the comparison of measured results, it was evaluated that the analytical sensitivity by ICP-SFMS was 10 times higher than ICP-QMS...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301625/successful-treatment-of-generalized-essential-telangiectasia-with-6-mercaptopurine
#14
Alex M Glazer, Bryan D Sofen, Darrell S Rigel, Jerome L Shupack
<p>Generalized essential telangiectasia (GET) is a notoriously difficult to treat disorder with no current satisfactory treatments. This case and discussion report the use of 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) as a successful treatment for GET. Moreover, we show that GET may represent a state of increased angiogenesis, a paradigm shift from the current understanding that these telangiectasias represent dilatations of only pre-existing vessels. This new view of GET may drive others to look at novel agents for treatment...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300193/interplay-of-myosin-phosphatase-and-protein-phosphatase-2a-in-the-regulation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-phosphorylation-and-nitric-oxide-production
#15
Róbert Bátori, Bálint Bécsi, Dénes Nagy, Zoltán Kónya, Csaba Hegedűs, Zsuzsanna Bordán, Alexander Verin, Beáta Lontay, Ferenc Erdődi
The inhibitory phosphorylation of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS) at Thr497 (eNOS(pThr497)) by protein kinase C or RhoA-activated kinase is a major regulatory determinant of eNOS activity. The signalling mechanisms involved in the dephosphorylation of eNOS(pThr497) have not yet been clarified. This study identifies myosin phosphatase (MP) holoenzyme consisting of protein phosphatase-1 catalytic subunit (PP1c) and MP target subunit-1 (MYPT1) as an eNOS(pThr497) phosphatase. In support of this finding are: (i) eNOS and MYPT1 interacts in various endothelial cells (ECs) and in in vitro binding assays (ii) MYPT1 targets and stimulates PP1c toward eNOS(pThr497) substrate (iii) phosphorylation of MYPT1 at Thr696 (MYPT1(pThr696)) controls the activity of MP on eNOS(pThr497)...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297028/early-methylprednisolone-treatment-can-stabilize-the-blood-optic-nerve-barrier-in-a-rat-model-of-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-raion
#16
Tzu-Lun Huang, Yao-Tseng Wen, Chung-Hsing Chang, Shu-Wen Chang, Kuan-Hung Lin, Rong-Kung Tsai
Purpose: We investigated whether methylprednisolone (MP) treatment halting retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death and having anti-inflammatory effect over a narrow therapeutic window affects the integrity of the blood-optic nerve barrier (BOB) in a rat model of ischemic optic neuropathy (rAION). Methods: The optic nerve (ON) vascular permeability was determined by Evans blue extravasation. Changes in the levels of TNF-α and IL-1β cytokines were analyzed using quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) from day 1 to day 5 post-rAION...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295989/pharmacokinetics-of-two-6-mercaptopurine-liquid-formulations-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
Jaszianne A Tolbert, Shasha Bai, Susan M Abdel-Rahman, Keith J August, Scott J Weir, Gregory L Kearns, Kathleen A Neville
BACKGROUND: A liquid formulation of 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (Purixan®) based on bioavailability (BA) data from healthy adults. We examined the pharmacokinetics (PK) and BA of 6-MP in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) comparing a marketed tablet, two extemporaneously prepared liquid formulations, and data from the approved liquid formulation. METHODS: Twenty-two children (6-17 years) participated in a randomized two-way, crossover study of two cohorts...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292310/microglial-derived-microparticles-mediate-neuroinflammation-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Alok Kumar, Bogdan A Stoica, David J Loane, Ming Yang, Gelareh Abulwerdi, Niaz Khan, Asit Kumar, Stephen R Thom, Alan I Faden
BACKGROUND: Local and systemic inflammatory responses are initiated early after traumatic brain injury (TBI), and may play a key role in the secondary injury processes resulting in neuronal loss and neurological deficits. However, the mechanisms responsible for the rapid expansion of neuroinflammation and its long-term progression have yet to be elucidated. Here, we investigate the role of microparticles (MP), a member of the extracellular vesicle family, in the exchange of pro-inflammatory molecules between brain immune cells, as well as their transfer to the systemic circulation, as key pathways of inflammation propagation following brain trauma...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290616/expression-of-the-stem-cell-factor-in-fibroblasts-endothelial-cells-and-macrophages-in-periapical-tissues-in-human-chronic-periapical-diseases
#19
S Q Shen, R Wang, S G Huang
Stem cell factor (SCF), an important stem cell cytokine, has multiple functions. Fibroblasts (FBs), mature mast cells, endothelial cells (ECs), and eosinophil granulocytes can produce SCF in the inflammatory process. Therefore, we aimed to observe SCF expression in FBs, ECs, and macrophages (MPs) in periapical tissues in human chronic periapical disease and investigate the effects of cells expressing SCF in pathogenesis of the disease. Healthy (N = 20), periapical cyst (N = 15), and periapical granuloma (N = 15) tissues were fixed in 10% formalin for 48 h, embedded in paraffin, and stained with hematoxylin and eosin to observe histological changes...
March 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289941/development-and-validation-of-a-logistic-regression-model-to-distinguish-transition-zone-cancers-from-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-on-multi-parametric-prostate-mri
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Yuji Iyama, Takeshi Nakaura, Kazuhiro Katahira, Ayumi Iyama, Yasunori Nagayama, Seitaro Oda, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Yasuyuki Yamashita
PURPOSE: To develop a prediction model to distinguish between transition zone (TZ) cancers and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) on multi-parametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 60 patients with either BPH or TZ cancer, who had undergone 3 T-MRI. We generated ten parameters for T2-weighted images (T2WI), diffusion-weighted images (DWI) and dynamic MRI. Using a t-test and multivariate logistic regression (LR) analysis to evaluate the parameters' accuracy, we developed LR models...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
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