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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735528/lipids-evergreen-autofluorescent-biomarkers-for-the-liver-functional-profiling
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Anna Cleta Croce, Giovanni Bottiroli
Depending on their chemical nature, lipids can be classified in two main categories: hydrophilic, greatly contributing to membrane composition and subcellular organelle compartmentalization, and hydrophobic, mostly triglycerides, greatly enrolled in the storage and production of energy. In both cases, some lipid molecules can be involved as signaling agents in the regulation of metabolism and protective or damaging pathways in responses to harmful stimuli. These events could affect in particular the liver, because of its central role in the maintenance of lipid homeostasis...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735461/pneumonia-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-vaccine
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REVIEW
Gyu-Lee Kim, Seung-Han Seon, Dong-Kwon Rhee
Pneumonia is an inflammatory disease of the lung, responsible for high morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or other microorganisms. Streptococcus pneumoniae, a gram-positive bacterium with over 90 serotypes, is the most common causative agent. Moreover, comorbid factors including heart failure, renal disease, and pulmonary disease could increase the risk of pneumococcal pneumonia. Since the advent of the pneumococcal vaccine in the 1980s, the incidence of pneumonia has decreased significantly...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735240/therapeutic-effects-of-l-cysteine-in-newborn-mice-subjected-to-hypoxia-ischemia-brain-injury-via-the-cbs-h2s-system-role-of-oxidative-stress-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Song Liu, Danqing Xin, Lingxiao Wang, Tiantian Zhang, Xuemei Bai, Tong Li, Yunkai Xie, Hao Xue, Shishi Bo, Dexiang Liu, Zhen Wang
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury is a major cause of neonatal death and neurological dysfunction. H2S has been shown to protect against hypoxia-induced injury and apoptosis of neurons. L-Cysteine is catalyzed by cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS) in the brain and sequentially produces endogenous H2S. The present study was designed to investigate whether L-Cysteine could attenuate the acute brain injury and improve neurobehavioral outcomes following HI brain injury in neonatal mice by releasing endogenous H2S...
July 14, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735089/biodeterioration-of-marble-in-an-underwater-environment
#4
Beatriz Cámara, Mónica Álvarez de Buergo, Manuel Bethencourt, Tomás Fernández-Montblanc, Mauro F La Russa, Michela Ricca, Rafael Fort
This study examines the deterioration of geomaterials used throughout history that today may be found lying on the ocean floor. Submerged archaeological sites including cargoes from shipwrecks or ancient city ruins have been a topic of interest from a perspective of in situ musealization, as a way of making underwater cultural heritage accessible to the public. In an experimental study conducted at an underwater archaeological site in the Bay of Cádiz (SW Spain), we subjected two types of marble (Carrara and Macael) to three conditions to which submerged archaeological objects are often exposed: full exposure to the water column, natural processes of burial and unearthing, or permanent burial...
July 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735032/a-prospective-study-of-breastfeeding-intentions-of-healthy-weight-and-overweight-women-as-predictors-of-breastfeeding-outcomes
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Susan J de Jersey, Kimberley Mallan, Justine Forster, Lynne A Daniels
OBJECTIVE: Women with a higher BMI are at increased risk of breastfeeding for a shorter duration, however it is unclear if weight status itself or other factors such as feeding intentions are responsible for early breastfeeding cessation. The aim of this study was determine the influence of maternal pre-pregnancy weight status on infant feeding intentions during pregnancy using a validated scale and assess whether high intentions to exclusively breastfeed measured during pregnancy predicted feeding mode at discharge and at 4 months postpartum in both healthy weight (Hwt) (BMI< 25kg/m(2)) and overweight (Owt)(BMI > 25kg/m(2)) women...
July 5, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734673/somatostatin-protects-human-retinal-pericytes-from-inflammation-mediated-by-microglia
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Aurora Mazzeo, Ana I Arroba, Elena Beltramo, Angela M Valverde, Massimo Porta
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is usually considered a microvascular disease. However, involvement of the neuroretina in the early stages of DR has recently gained major credit. Inflammatory processes, leading to glial activation and neuronal apoptosis, develop early in the retina of diabetic subjects. Pericytes constitute a link between the vascular and the neural retina, play a central role in blood-retinal barrier maintenance, and may influence neuroinflammation. Somatostatin (SST) is a potent neuroprotective factor, which is down-regulated during early DR...
July 19, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734260/time-averaged-concentrations-are-effective-for-predicting-chronic-toxicity-of-varying-copper-pulse-exposures-for-two-freshwater-green-algae-species
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Brad M Angel, Stuart L Simpson, Ellissah Granger, Kathryn Goodwyn, Dianne F Jolley
Intermittent, fluctuating and pulsed contaminant discharges may result in organisms receiving highly variable contaminant exposures. This study investigated the effects of dissolved copper pulse concentration and exposure duration on the toxicity to two freshwater green algae species. The effects of single copper pulses of between 1 and 48 h duration and continuous exposures (72 h) on growth rate inhibition of Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata and Chlorella sp. were compared on a time-averaged concentration (TAC) basis...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734231/weight-misperception-and-disordered-weight-control-behaviors-among-u-s-high-school-students-with-overweight-and-obesity-associations-and-trends-1999-2013
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Vivienne M Hazzard, Samantha L Hahn, Kendrin R Sonneville
OBJECTIVE: To examine prevalence of weight misperception (incongruence between one's perceived weight status and one's actual weight status) and disordered weight control behaviors (DWCBs; unhealthy behaviors aiming to control or modify weight), associations between weight misperception and DWCBs, and temporal trends in prevalence and associations among adolescents with overweight and obesity from 1999 to 2013. METHODS: Self-reported data from eight biennial cycles (1999-2013) of the cross-sectional national Youth Risk Behavior Survey were used in analyses restricted to respondents with overweight/obesity...
July 13, 2017: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734102/are-electromagnetic-fields-in-incubators-a-risk-factor-for-autism
#9
Carlo V Bellieni, Giuseppe Buonocore
Hugo Lagercrantz recently argued (1) that a possible cause of infantile autism was the unnatural isolation that babies experienced in neonatal incubators. Atypical brain connectivity has been detected in children with autism and it is possible that this may be also due to environmental factors, including the lack of physiological stimuli that is typically found in the incubator environment. We suggest that also another factor may expose babies in incubators to the risk of developing autistic traits and that is the high electromagnetic fields (EMF) produced by the incubator's electric engine...
July 22, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734099/measuring-the-social-impact-of-dental-research-an-insight-into-the-most-influential-articles-on-the-web
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K Delli, C Livas, F K L Spijkervet, A Vissink
OBJECTIVES: To identify the most discussed dental articles on the Web and to assess the association between the intensity of online attention, publication characteristics and citations. MATERIALS & METHODS: An Altmetric Explorer search was conducted for articles published in the 91 dental journals included in 2015 InCites(™) Journal Citation Report(®) and mentioned online at all times. The 100 articles with the highest online attention, as measured by the 'Altmetric Attention Score' (AAS), were screened for journal title, quartile of impact factor distribution (Q1-Q4), publication date, origin and affiliation of first author, article topic, type and access...
July 22, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734089/dementia-risk-and-prevention-by-targeting-modifiable-vascular-risk-factors
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REVIEW
Sana Tariq, Philip A Barber
The incidence of dementia is expected to double in the next 20 years and will contribute to heavy social and economic burden. Dementia is caused by neuronal loss that leads to brain atrophy years before symptoms manifest. Currently, no cure exists and extensive efforts are being made to mitigate cognitive impairment in late life in order to reduce the burden on patients, caregivers, and society. The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer's disease (AD), and vascular dementia (VaD) often co-exists in the brain and shares common, modifiable risk factors, which are targeted in numerous secondary prevention trials...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734074/association-of-clinical-and-serological-parameters-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-epstein-barr-virus-antibody-profile
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Chougule D, Nadkar M, Rajadhyaksha A, Pandit P, Surve P, Dawkar N, Khadilkar P, Patwardhan M, Kaveri Sv, Ghosh K, Pradhan V
Epstein-Barr viral infection is one of the known environmental factors involved in development of Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE). Though not much is known about the exact role of EBV in SLE pathogenesis, the theory of switching of lytic and lysogenic cycles of Epstein-Barr virus in memory B-cells fits well with the periods of waning disease activity and intermittent flares in SLE patients. In this study, we investigate the association of EBV antibody profile with clinical and serological parameters in SLE...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734072/plant-species-richness-and-productivity-determine-the-diversity-of-soil-fungal-guilds-in-temperate-coniferous-forest-and-bog-habitats
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Indrek Hiiesalu, Mohammad Bahram, Leho Tedersoo
Fungi have important roles as decomposers, mycorrhizal root symbionts and pathogens in forest ecosystems, but there is limited information about their diversity and composition at the landscape-scale. This work aims to disentangle the factors underlying fungal richness and composition along the landscape-scale moisture, organic matter and productivity gradients. Using high-throughput sequencing, we identified soil fungi from 54 low-productivity Pinus sylvestris-dominated plots across three study areas in Estonia and determined the main predictors of fungal richness based on edaphic, floristic and spatial variables...
July 22, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734069/pathogen-richness-and-abundance-predict-patterns-of-adaptive-mhc-variation-in-insular-amphibians
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Supen Wang, Conghui Liu, Anthony B Wilson, Na Zhao, Xianping Li, Wei Zhu, Xu Gao, Xuan Liu, Yiming Li
The identification of the factors responsible for genetic variation and differentiation at adaptive loci can provide important insights into the evolutionary process, and is crucial for the effective management of threatened species. We studied the impact of environmental viral richness and abundance on functional diversity and differentiation of the MHC class Ia locus in populations of the black-spotted pond frog (Pelophylax nigromaculatus), an IUCN-listed species, on 24 land-bridge islands of the Zhoushan Archipelago and 3 nearby mainland sites...
July 22, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734033/genistein-and-enterolactone-in-relation-to-ki-67-expression-and-her2-status-in-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-patients
#15
Stefanie Jaskulski, Audrey Y Jung, Anja Rudolph, Theron Johnson, Kathrin Thöne, Esther Herpel, Peter Sinn, Jenny Chang-Claude
SCOPE: Phytoestrogens (PE) may improve breast cancer prognosis by modifying tumor prognostic markers, such as cell proliferation marker Ki-67 and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). Epidemiological evidence linking lignans and isoflavones to Ki-67 and HER2 is limited. We examined associations between the major metabolites of lignans and isoflavones - enterolactone (ENL) and genistein (GEN) - respectively, and Ki-67 expression and HER2 in tumor tissue of breast cancer patients...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734022/3d-printed-vascularized-device-for-subcutaneous-transplantation-of-human-islets
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Marco Farina, Andrea Ballerini, Daniel Fraga, Eugenia Nicolov Matthew Hogan, Danilo Demarchi, Francesco Scaglione, Omaima Sabek, Philip Horner, Usha Thekkedath, Osama Gaber, Alessandro Grattoni
Transplantation of pancreatic islets or stem cell derived insulin secreting cells is an attractive treatment strategy for diabetes. However, islet transplantation is associated with several challenges including function-loss associated with dispersion and limited vascularization as well as the need for continuous immunosuppression. To overcome these limitations, here we present a novel 3D printed and functionalized encapsulation system for subcutaneous engraftment of islets or islet like cells. The devices were 3D printed with polylactic acid and the surfaces treated and patterned to increase the hydrophilicity, cell attachment and proliferation...
July 22, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733990/dimethyl-fumarate-modulates-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-a-glutathione-and-superoxide-dependent-manner
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J H O Hoffmann, K Schaekel, D Hartl, A H Enk, E N Hadaschik
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil (polymorphonuclear) granulocytes (PMN) were shown to contribute to the pathogenesis of psoriasis by releasing IL-17 and LL-37/ DNA complexes via neutrophil extracellular traps (NET), webs of chromatin strands decorated with antimicrobial peptides, in psoriatic skin. Fumaderm(®) , a fumaric acid ester (FAE) formulation consisting of different FAE salts has been successfully used to treat psoriasis for decades. Most recently, FAE treatment was reported to inhibit NET formation in murine epidermolysis bullosa acquisita...
July 22, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733985/lalf32-51-e7-a-hpv-16-therapeutic-vaccine-candidate-forms-protein-body-like-structures-when-expressed-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-leaves
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Romana J R Yanez, Renate Lamprecht, Milaid Granadillo, Isis Torrens, Elsa Arcalís, Eva Stöger, Edward P Rybicki, Inga I Hitzeroth
High-risk Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) cause cervical cancer, and while there are good prophylactic vaccines on the market, these are ineffective against established infections, creating a clear need for therapeutic vaccines. The HPV E7 protein is one of the essential oncoproteins for the onset and maintenance of malignancy, and is therefore an ideal therapeutic vaccine target. We fused the HPV-16 E7 protein to the Limulus polyphemus anti-lipopolysaccharide factor (LALF32-51 ), a small hydrophobic peptide that can penetrate cell membranes and that has immunomodulatory properties...
July 22, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733878/role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-in-self-peptide-regulation-of-autoimmunity
#19
REVIEW
Bhagirath Singh, Michael D Krawetz, Rachel M De Lima, Rinee Mukherjee, Pratibha Chaturvedi, Edwin Lee-Chan, Edward H Leiter, Kelly L Summers
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β has been implicated in regulation of the immune system, including autoimmunity. We have found that TGF-β is readily produced by T cells following immunization with self-peptide epitopes that downregulate autoimmune responses in type 1 diabetes (T1D) prone nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice. These include multiple peptide epitopes derived from the islet β-cell antigens GAD65 (GAD65 p202-221, GAD65 p217-236), GAD67 (GAD67 p210-229, GAD67 p225-244), IGRP (IGRP p123-145, IGRP p195-214) and insulin B-chain (Ins...
July 21, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733846/implementation-of-a-standardized-protocol-to-manage-elderly-patients-with-low-energy-pelvic-fractures-can-service-improvement-be-expected
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Nikolaos K Kanakaris, Tess Greven, Robert M West, Arie B Van Vugt, Peter V Giannoudis
PURPOSE: The incidence of low energy pelvic fractures (FPFs) in the elderly is increasing. Comorbidities, decreased bone-quality, problematic fracture fixation and poor compliance represent some of their specific difficulties. In the absence of uniform management, a standard operating procedure (SOP) was introduced to our unit, aiming to improve the quality of services provided to these patients. METHODS: A cohort study was contacted to test the impact of (1) using a specific clinical algorithm and (2) using different antiosteoporotic drugs...
July 21, 2017: International Orthopaedics
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