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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491037/sodium-4-carboxymethoxyimino-4-hpr-a-novel-water-soluble-derivative-of-4-oxo-4-hpr-endowed-with-in-vivo-anticancer-activity-on-solid-tumors
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Paola Tiberio, Elena Cavadini, Loredana Cleris, Sabrina Dallavalle, Loana Musso, Maria G Daidone, Valentina Appierto
4-oxo-N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide (4-oxo-4-HPR), an active polar metabolite of the synthetic retinoid N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide (4-HPR), was shown to exert promising antitumor activity through at least two independent mechanisms of action. Specifically, differently from 4-HPR and other retinoids, 4-oxo-4-HPR targets microtubules and inhibits tubulin polymerization causing mitotic arrest and on the other hand, analogously to the parent drug, it induces apoptosis through the activation of a signaling cascade involving the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425076/monoclonal-gammopathy-of-renal-significance-mgrs-the-characteristics-and-significance-of-a-new-meta-entity
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REVIEW
Mariana Ciocchini, Jorge Arbelbide, Carlos G Musso
Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) is a new nosological group of entities (meta-entity) defined in 2012, whose pathogenesis depends on monoclonal immunoglobulins (Ig) secreted by low-grade lymphoproliferative disorders, which belong to M-protein-related diseases. Renal damage is the result of monoclonal Ig deposit or its activity as autoantibodies, which can compromise any nephronal area. MGRS does not include kidney diseases produced by high-grade lymphoproliferative disorders as well as those whose pathogenesis are independent of monoclonal Ig (such as drug toxicity or metabolic disorders)...
April 19, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401379/kidney-lung-pathophysiological-crosstalk-its-characteristics-and-importance
#3
REVIEW
Pilar Domenech, Tomas Perez, Agustina Saldarini, Pedro Uad, Carlos G Musso
Crosstalk between the lung and the kidney is based on the similarities that these organs share. This is why different diseases that affect one organ can have repercussions on the other. Patients with acute kidney injury can present complications such as pulmonary edema and require mechanical ventilation in respiratory failure. This interaction occurs due to the increase in systemic immune mediators that cause inflammatory reactions, oxidative stress, and an increase in vascular permeability in the lung. With regard to lung-induced renal damage, the kidney can also be affected by chemical mediators, which are translocated into the bloodstream...
April 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334911/mertk-rs4374383-variant-predicts-incident-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-diabetes-role-of-mononuclear-cell-activation-and-adipokine-response-to-dietary-fat
#4
Giovanni Musso, Maurizio Cassader, Franco De Michieli, Elena Paschetta, Silvia Pinach, Francesca Saba, Daria Bongiovanni, Luciana Framarin, Mara Berrutti, Nicola Leone, Stefania Corvisieri, Renato Parente, Federica Molinaro, Antonio Sircana, Simona Bo, Roberto Gambino
The loss-of-function rs4374383 G > A variant in Myeloid-epithelial-reproductive Tyrosine Kinase (MERTK) gene has been linked to hepatic fibrosis in chronic liver diseases. MERTK is expressed by immune and non-immune cells involved in inflammation, metabolism and vascular homeostasis. We assessed the impact of MERTK rs4374383 G > A variant on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) incidence and severity and on glucose and lipid metabolism. We followed-up 305 healthy nonobese nondiabetic, metabolic syndrome-free insulin sensitive participants in a population-based study, characterized for MERTK G > A polymorphism, adipokine profile and inflammatory markers...
May 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334780/eif4a3-deficient-human-ipscs-and-mouse-models-demonstrate-neural-crest-defects-that-underlie-richieri-costa-pereira-syndrome
#5
Emily E Miller, Gerson S Kobayashi, Camila M Musso, Miranda Allen, Felipe A A Ishiy, Luiz C de Caires Junior, Ernesto S G Guimarães, Karina Griesi-Oliveira, Roseli M Zechi-Ceide, Antonio Richieri-Costa, Debora R Bertola, Maria Rita Passos-Bueno, Debra L Silver
Biallelic loss-of-function mutations in the RNA binding protein EIF4A3 cause Richieri-Costa-Pereira syndrome (RCPS), an autosomal recessive condition mainly characterized by craniofacial and limb malformations. However, the pathogenic cellular mechanisms responsible for this syndrome are entirely unknown. Here we used two complementary approaches, patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and conditional Eif4a3 mouse models, to demonstrate that defective Neural Crest Cell (NCC) development explains RCPS craniofacial abnormalities...
March 2, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294712/frequency-and-chunking-in-derived-words-a-parametric-fmri-study
#6
Alice Blumenthal-Dramé, Volkmar Glauche, Tobias Bormann, Cornelius Weiller, Mariacristina Musso, Bernd Kortmann
In usage-based linguistic theories, the assumption that high-frequency language strings are mentally represented as unitary chunks has been invoked to account for a wide range of phenomena. However, neurocognitive evidence in support of this assumption is still lacking. In line with Gestalt psychological assumptions, we propose that a language string qualifies as a chunk if the following two conditions are simultaneously satisfied: The perception of the whole string does not involve strong activation of its individual component parts, but the component parts in isolation strongly evoke the whole...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097833/art-as-an-instrument-to-understand-the-concept-of-death
#7
EDITORIAL
Carlos G Musso, Paula A Enz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074866/-mycobacterium-massilipolynesiensis-sp-nov-a-rapidly-growing-mycobacterium-of-medical-interest-related-to-mycobacterium-phlei
#8
M Phelippeau, S Asmar, D Aboubaker Osman, M Sassi, C Robert, C Michelle, D Musso, M Drancourt
In French Polynesia, respiratory tract clinical isolate M26, displayed unusual phenotype and contradictory phylogenetic affiliations, suggesting a hitherto unidentified rapidly-growing Mycobacterium species. The phenotype of strain M26 was further characterized and its genome sequenced. Strain M26 genome consists in a 5,732,017-bp circular chromosome with a G + C% of 67.54%, comprising 5,500 protein-coding genes and 52 RNA genes (including two copies of the 16 S rRNA gene). One region coding for a putative prophage was also predicted...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039807/towards-highly-stable-aqueous-dispersions-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-the-effect-of-oxygen-plasma-functionalization
#9
Marta Garzia Trulli, Eloisa Sardella, Fabio Palumbo, Gerardo Palazzo, Lorena Carla Giannossa, Annarosa Mangone, Roberto Comparelli, Simone Musso, Pietro Favia
In order to improve the dispersion of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) in aqueous media, their surface functionalization was carried out in O2-fed low-pressure plasmas. Differently from what can be found in the literature of this field, homogeneous functionalization was achieved by generating the plasma inside vials containing the nanotube powders properly stirred. Experimental parameters, such as input power, treatment time and pressure, were varied to investigate their influence on the process efficiency...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035622/the-huge-formula-hematocrit-urea-gender-for-screening-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-elderly-patients-a-study-of-diagnostic-accuracy
#10
Carlos G Musso, Eduardo de Los Rios, Manuel Vilas, Sergio Terrasa, Griselda Bratti, Federico Varela, Guillermo Rosa Diez, Jose Jauregui, Daniel Luna
Chronically reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in old people does not always mean that they suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) since their GFR can just be reduced by aging. The HUGE equation has been recently described and validated in Spain for screening CKD without taking into account the patient's GFR value. This equation is based on patient's hematocrit, plasma urea levels and gender. The present study documented that the HUGE equation had and acceptable performance for screening CKD in elderly Argentine patients...
April 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788816/symptomatic-venous-thromboembolism-and-major-bleeding-after-renal-transplantation-should-we-use-pharmacologic-thromboprophylaxis
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D Musso, G I Robaina, A V Figueroa Córdoba, G D Martini, R A Albertini, C Chiurchiu, A H Tabares
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major health issue that may result in complications such as post-thrombotic syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and death. Appropriate thromboprophylaxis in individuals undergoing kidney transplantation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of symptomatic VTE and major bleeding within 90 days after renal transplantation (RT). METHODS: This was a retrospective study on consecutive patients undergoing RT at Hospital Privado Córdoba, Argentina, from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2013...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725655/structural-brain-changes-are-associated-with-response-of-negative-symptoms-to-prefrontal-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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A Hasan, T Wobrock, B Guse, B Langguth, M Landgrebe, P Eichhammer, E Frank, J Cordes, W Wölwer, F Musso, G Winterer, W Gaebel, G Hajak, C Ohmann, P E Verde, M Rietschel, R Ahmed, W G Honer, P Dechent, B Malchow, M F U Castro, D Dwyer, C Cabral, P M Kreuzer, T B Poeppl, T Schneider-Axmann, P Falkai, N Koutsouleris
Impaired neural plasticity may be a core pathophysiological process underlying the symptomatology of schizophrenia. Plasticity-enhancing interventions, including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), may improve difficult-to-treat symptoms; however, efficacy in large clinical trials appears limited. The high variability of rTMS-related treatment response may be related to a comparably large variation in the ability to generate plastic neural changes. The aim of the present study was to determine whether negative symptom improvement in schizophrenia patients receiving rTMS to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) was related to rTMS-related brain volume changes...
October 11, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606636/symbols-and-their-therapeutic-role-looking-for-scientific-grounds
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EDITORIAL
Carlos G Musso, Paula A Enz, Edgardo Werbin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587826/genome-sequence-of-a-candidate-world-health-organization-reference-strain-of-zika-virus-for-nucleic-acid-testing
#14
Jan-Hendrik Trösemeier, Didier Musso, Johannes Blümel, Julien Thézé, Oliver G Pybus, Sally A Baylis
We report here the sequence of a candidate reference strain of Zika virus (ZIKV) developed on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO). The ZIKV reference strain is intended for use in nucleic acid amplification (NAT)-based assays for the detection and quantification of ZIKV RNA.
2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27399003/art-as-a-vital-human-function
#15
Carlos G Musso, Paula A Enz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383288/how-to-differentiate-renal-senescence-from-chronic-kidney-disease-in-clinical-practice
#16
REVIEW
Carlos G Musso, Jose R Jauregui
Renal aging is frequently confused with chronic nephropathy in clinical practice, since there are some similarities between them, particularly regarding reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR). However, there are many differences between these two entities which can help any practitioner to distinguish between them, such as: GFR deterioration rate, hematocrit, renal handling of urea, creatinine and some electrolytes, tubular acidification, urinalysis, and renal imaging. Differentiation between renal aging and chronic renal disease is crucial in order to avoid unnecessary medicalization of what is a physiological change associated with the healthy aging process, and the potential harmful consequences of such overdiagnosis...
September 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27200177/genome-sequence-and-description-of-actinomyces-polynesiensis-str-ms2-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-human-gut
#17
T Cimmino, S Metidji, N Labas, S Le Page, D Musso, D Raoult, J-M Rolain
Actinomyces polynesiensis strain MS2 gen. nov., sp. nov. is a newly proposed genus within the family Actinomycetaceae, isolated from the stools of a healthy individual in Raiatea Island (French Polynesia, South Pacific). Actinomyces massiliensis is an anaerobic, Gram-positive organism. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation-2 943 271 bp with a 70.80% G+C content, assembled into 15 scaffolds and containing 2080 genes.
July 2016: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27164329/art-as-an-instrument-to-understand-the-nature-of-suffering
#18
Carlos G Musso, Paula A Enz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27116930/pre-and-post-procedural-quality-indicators-for-colonoscopy-a-nationwide-survey
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Silvia Paggi, Arnaldo Amato, Andrea Anderloni, Vito Annese, Luca Barresi, Andrea Buda, Paola Cesaro, Emilio Di Giulio, Giuseppe Gullotti, Carlo Fabbri, Giancarla Fiori, Lorenzo Fuccio, Mauro Manno, Alessandro Musso, Emanuele Rondonotti, Cristina Trovato, Cesare Hassan, Alessandro Repici, Franco Radaelli
BACKGROUND: The provision of high-quality colonoscopy can be assessed by evaluating technical aspects of the procedure and, at individual center level, by comparing structural indicators and institutional policies for managing peri-procedural issues with guideline recommendations. AIM: To assess the colonoscopy quality (CQ) in Italy at center level. METHODS: Gastroenterologists participating in a nationwide colonoscopy education initiative provided information on structural indicators of their centers and on institutional policies by answering 10 multiple-choice clinical scenarios...
July 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27103042/aging-kidney-transplantation
#20
REVIEW
Carlos G Musso, María C Giordani, Nora Imperiali
There are several immunological and non-immunological factors related to renal graft deterioration, and histological lesions such as interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy overlap with those observed in aging kidneys. Consequently, it has been proposed that kidney transplant senescence could contribute to graft loss. The process of cell senescence displays characteristics such as an increased expression of specific aging suppressor genes, shortened telomeres, mitochondrial changes, increased expression of negative regulators of the cell cycle, and immunological senescence...
March 2016: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
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