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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719892/cinnamaldehyde-ameliorates-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice-by-inducing-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue
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Jiacheng Zuo, Dandan Zhao, Na Yu, Xin Fang, Qianqian Mu, Yue Ma, Fangfang Mo, Rui Wu, Rufeng Ma, Lili Wang, Ruyuan Zhu, Haixia Liu, Dongwei Zhang, Sihua Gao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obesity has become a major health concern with few effective medications. Cinnamaldehyde (CA) has been reported to exhibit anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. However, whether CA shows anti-obesity activity remains unknown. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the potential anti-obesity effects of CA on mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) and to explore the possible mechanisms involved. METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice fed an HFD for 12 weeks were supplemented with CA (40 mg/kg/day) via gavage for an additional 8 weeks...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719029/directly-observed-therapy-of-sofosbuvir-ribavirin-peginterferon-with-minimal-monitoring-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-people-with-a-history-of-drug-use-in-chennai-india-c-dot
#2
Sunil S Solomon, Mark S Sulkowski, Pradeep Amrose, Aylur K Srikrishnan, Allison M McFall, Balakrishnan Ramasamy, Muniratnam S Kumar, Santhanam Anand, David L Thomas, Shruti H Mehta
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We assessed the feasibility of field-based directly observed therapy (DOT) with minimal monitoring to deliver HCV treatment to people with a history of drug use in Chennai, India. METHODS: 50 participants were randomized 1:1 to sofosbuvir + peginterferon alfa 2a + ribavirin (SOF+PR) for 12 weeks (Arm 1) vs. sofosbuvir + ribavirin (SOF+R) for 24 weeks (Arm 2). SOF+R was delivered daily at participant chosen venues and weekly peginterferon injections at the study clinic...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718492/-hiv-and-syphilis-coinfection-in-pregnancy-and-vertical-hiv-transmission-a-study-based-on-epidemiological-surveillance-data
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Lisiane M W Acosta, Tonantzin Ribeiro Gonçalves, Nêmora Tregnago Barcellos
Objective: To estimate the rate of HIV and syphilis coinfection among pregnant women living in Porto Alegre, Brazil, as well as the association of coinfection with vertical HIV transmission and socioeconomic variables. Method: This analytical retrospective cross-sectional study employed data from the regular epidemiological surveillance system for the period from 2010 to 2013. Data were obtained regarding pregnant women with HIV and exposed children, syphilis in pregnancy, and congenital syphilis...
December 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717401/novel-therapeutic-strategies-in-the-treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Karima Oualla, Heba M El-Zawahry, Banu Arun, James M Reuben, Wendy A Woodward, Heba Gamal El-Din, Bora Lim, Nawfel Mellas, Naoto T Ueno, Tamer M Fouad
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous subtype of breast cancer that is defined by negative estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status. Treating patients with TNBC remains clinically challenging, as patients are not candidates for endocrine or HER2-directed therapy. As a result, chemotherapy with traditional agents such as anthracyclines and taxanes remains the only available option with moderate success. Recent discoveries have revealed that TNBC is a heterogeneous disease at the clinical, histological and molecular levels...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717394/immunohistochemical-expression-of-er-%C3%AE-and-pr-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Marwa Mohammed Serag Eldien, Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Tarek Rageh, Eman Abdelrazek, Enas Elkholy
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common thyroid cancer with multiple risk factors including exposure to ionising radiation. Oestrogens contribute to papillary carcinoma development by promoting cell proliferation and invasion of mutated epithelial follicular cells. The present study aimed to assess ER-α and PR expression in PTC and to correlate their expression with the clinicopathological parameters in this cancer. This study included 62 primary and six metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma cases...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717317/effect-of-season-on-physiological-biochemical-hormonal-and-oxidative-stress-parameters-of-indigenous-sheep
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Sawankumar D Rathwa, A A Vasava, M M Pathan, S P Madhira, Y G Patel, A M Pande
AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of summer and winter season on physiological, biochemical, hormonal, and antioxidant parameters in Indigenous sheep. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research was carried out during summer and winter season. 8 adult apparently healthy female sheep (aged 2-4 years) of similar physiological status were selected. Daily ambient temperature and relative humidity were recorded to calculate the temperature-humidity index (THI)...
June 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716786/online-versus-face-to-face-pulmonary-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-randomised-controlled-trial
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Simon Bourne, Ruth DeVos, Malcolm North, Anoop Chauhan, Ben Green, Thomas Brown, Victoria Cornelius, Tom Wilkinson
OBJECTIVE: To obtain evidence whether the online pulmonary rehabilitation(PR) programme 'my-PR' is non-inferior to a conventional face-to-face PR in improving physical performance and symptom scores in patients with COPD. DESIGN: A two-arm parallel single-blind, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: The online arm carried out pulmonary rehabilitation in their own homes and the face to face arm in a local rehabilitation facility. PARTICIPANTS: 90 patients with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), modified Medical Research Council score of 2 or greater referred for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), randomised in a 2:1 ratio to online (n=64) or face-to-face PR (n=26)...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716602/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-may-not-benefit-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-definitive-chemoradiotherapy
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Ming-Qiu Chen, Qing-Liang Lin, Yuan-Gui Chen, Jin-Hua Guo, Ben-Hua Xu, Ye Tian
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS: The clinical data of patients with ESCC treated with chemoradiotherapy with or without NAC were collected and retrospectively reviewed. The overall survival, locoregional failure-free survival, and distant failure-free survival were analyzed statistically. RESULTS: A total of 60 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria, of which 41 were treated with NAC-CRT and 19 were treated with CRT-alone...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716408/molecular-and-biochemical-characterization-of-a-vigna-mungo-map-kinase-associated-with-mungbean-yellow-mosaic-india-virus-infection-and-deciphering-its-role-in-restricting-the-virus-multiplication
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Anju Patel, Nrisingha Dey, Shubho Chaudhuri, Amita Pal
Yellow Mosaic Disease caused by the begomovirus Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus (MYMIV) severely affects many economically important legumes. Recent investigations in Vigna mungo - MYMIV incompatible interaction identified a MAPK homolog in the defense signaling pathway. An important branch of immunity involves phosphorylation by evolutionary conserved Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) that transduce signals of pathogen invasion to downstream molecules leading to diverse immune responses. However, most of the knowledge of MAPKs is derived from model crops, and functions of these versatile kinases are little explored in legumes...
September 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716096/optimizing-reproducibility-of-operant-testing-through-reinforcer-standardization-identification-of-key-nutritional-constituents-determining-reward-strength-in-touchscreens
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Eun Woo Kim, Benjamin U Phillips, Christopher J Heath, So Yeon Cho, Hyunjeong Kim, Jemeen Sreedharan, Ho-Taek Song, Jong Eun Lee, Timothy J Bussey, Chul Hoon Kim, Eosu Kim, Lisa M Saksida
Reliable and reproducible assessment of animal learning and behavior is a central aim of basic and translational neuroscience research. Recent developments in automated operant chamber technology have led to the possibility of universal standard protocols, in addition to increased translational potential, reliability and accuracy. However, the impact of regional and national differences in the supplies of available reinforcers in this system on behavioural performance and inter-laboratory variability is an unknown and at present uncontrolled variable...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715740/rhamnolipid-biosurfactant-complexation-of-rare-earth-elements
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David E Hogan, Joan E Curry, Jeanne E Pemberton, Raina M Maier
Rare earth elements (REE) are vital for modern technologies and considered critical materials. This study investigated monorhamnolipid biosurfactant interactions with REE as the basis for REE recovery technology. Conditional stability constants (log β), measured using a resin-based ion exchange method, are reported for 16 REE and metals. These results were combined with existing data for 10 other metals to assess comparative strength and determinants of binding. The stability constants could be divided into three groups: weakly, moderately, and strongly bound...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715249/durable-molecular-remissions-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-treated-with-cd19-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells-after-failure-of-ibrutinib
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Cameron J Turtle, Kevin A Hay, Laïla-Aïcha Hanafi, Daniel Li, Sindhu Cherian, Xueyan Chen, Brent Wood, Arletta Lozanski, John C Byrd, Shelly Heimfeld, Stanley R Riddell, David G Maloney
Purpose We evaluated the safety and feasibility of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor-modified T (CAR-T) cell therapy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who had previously received ibrutinib. Methods Twenty-four patients with CLL received lymphodepleting chemotherapy and anti-CD19 CAR-T cells at one of three dose levels (2 × 10(5), 2 × 10(6), or 2 × 10(7) CAR-T cells/kg). Nineteen patients experienced disease progression while receiving ibrutinib, three were ibrutinib intolerant, and two did not experience progression while receiving ibrutinib...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715211/alternating-sequence-controlled-copolymer-synthesis-of-%C3%AE-hydroxy-acids-via-syndioselective-ring-opening-polymerization-of-o-carboxyanhydrides-using-zirconium-hafnium-alkoxide-initiators
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Yangyang Sun, Zhaowei Jia, Changjuan Chen, Yong Cong, Xiaoyang Mao, Jincai Wu
The ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of O-carboxyanhydrides (OCAs) can give diverse poly(α-hydroxy acid)s (PAHAs) with different functional groups because of easy modification of the side group of OCAs, which can extend applications of PAHAs widely. The stereoselective polymerization of O-carboxyanhydrides and further sequence controlled alternating copolymerization of OCAs were still big challenges until now for lack of suitable catalysts/initiators. In this work, a highly syndioselective ROP of OCAs system as the first stereoselective example in this area is reported using zirconium/hafnium alkoxides as initiators with the highest Pr- value up to 0...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714739/relationships-between-model-predicted-and-actual-match-performance-in-professional-australian-footballers-during-an-in-season-training-macrocycle
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Stuart R Graham, Stuart Cormack, Gaynor Parfitt, Roger Eston
PURPOSE: To assess and compare the validity of internal and external Australian Football (AF) training load measures for predicting match exercise intensity (MEI.min(-1)) and player rank score (PR(Score)) using a variable dose-response model. METHODS: 25 professional AF players (23 ± 3 y, 188.3 ± 7.2 cm and 87.7 ± 8.4 kg) completed a 24-week in-season macrocycle. In-season internal training and match load was quantified using session-RPE (sRPE) and external load from satellite and accelerometer data...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714519/circulating-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-predict-overall-survival-of-patients-with-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
#15
Chen Liu, He Cheng, Guopei Luo, Yu Lu, Kaizhou Jin, Meng Guo, Quanxing Ni, Xianjun Yu
Most patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) have unresectable cancers with a dismal prognosis, in which cohort chemotherapy is the primary treatment. T cell immune adaption is critical for tumor immune escape and prognosis of this disease. The present study aimed to determine the correlation between peripheral T cell subset distribution in patients with unresectable PDAC and their response to chemotherapy. Two hundred and twelve patients with unresectable PDAC were included whose blood samples were collected for analysis of T cell subsets, including CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD8+CD28+ and CD4+CD25+CD127 T cells by flow cytometry before and after gemcitabine-based chemotherapy...
August 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714510/radical-reactions-of-diamine-bis-phenolate-vanadium-iii-complexes-solid-state-binding-of-o2-to-form-a-vanadium-v-peroxo-complex
#16
Sónia Barroso, Ana M Coelho, Pedro Adão, Maria José Calhorda, Ana M Martins
[VCl3(THF)3] reacted with the sodium salt of a tripodal diamine bisphenolate ligand precursor Na2L2 to give a paramagnetic d(2) complex [V(L2)Cl] (2). The reaction of 2 with oxygen is strongly dependent on the experimental conditions, affording [VO(L2)Cl] (6) or [V(η(2)-O2)(L2)Cl] (7). The formation of 7 involves the direct addition of O2 to V(iii) in the solid state with oxidation to V(v) without significantly disturbing the structure of 2. DFT calculations showed that compound 7 is an intermediate in the formation of 6 from 2...
July 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713912/progesterone-suppresses-triple-negative-breast-cancer-growth-and-metastasis-to-the-brain-via-membrane-progesterone-receptor%C3%A2-%C3%AE
#17
Li Zhou, Wei Zhou, Hongwei Zhang, Yan Hu, Lei Yu, Yufei Zhang, Yanli Zhang, Shuang Wang, Peng Wang, Wei Xia
Progesterone plays an important role in mammary epithelial cell proliferation and differentiation. Evidence from experimental and clinical studies indicates that progesterone is a risk factor for breast cancer under certain conditions through binding nuclear progesterone receptor (PR). These mechanisms, however, are not applicable to triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) due to the lack of PR in these cancers. In this study, we demonstrate that membrane progesterone receptor α (mPRα) is expressed in TNBC tissues and the expression level of mPRα is negatively associated with the TNM stage...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712803/maternal-asthma-severity-and-control-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-offspring-asthma
#18
Xiaoqin Liu, Esben Agerbo, Vivi Schlünssen, Rosalind J Wright, Jiong Li, Trine Munk-Olsen
BACKGROUND: Severe and uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy has been linked to several unfavorable perinatal outcomes. However, current knowledge on the association between the severity and control of maternal asthma and offspring asthma is sparse. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the extent to which offspring asthma is influenced by maternal asthma severity and control during pregnancy. METHODS: We performed a prospective population-based cohort study...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712771/characterization-and-ecological-risk-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-and-n-alkanes-in-sediments-of-shadegan-international-wetland-the-persian-gulf
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Akram Bemanikharanagh, Alireza Riyahi Bakhtiari, Jahangard Mohammadi, Ruhollah Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi
The distribution and sources of PAHs and n-alkanes were determined in the surface sediments from 202 locations in Shadegan international wetland with 537,700ha. The concentrations of total n-alkanes and PAHs ranged from 395.3 to 14933.46μgg(-1)dw and 593.74 to 53393.86ngg(-1)dw, respectively. Compared with other worldwide surveys, the concentration and contamination of sedimentary hydrocarbons were classified very high. A common petrogenic hydrocarbon source was strongly suggested in all sites by n-alkanes' profile with a Cmax at n-C20, Pr/Ph and CPI ratios<1 in all sites, and high percentage of UCM...
July 13, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712161/a-health-behavior-score-is-associated-with-hypertension-and-obesity-among-australian-adults
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Katherine M Livingstone, Sarah A McNaughton
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between a health behavior score and prevalence of hypertension and overweight/obesity. METHODS: Adults (n = 4,609; 19-85 years) were included from the cross-sectional Australian National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey. A health behavior score was derived based on individuals meeting recommendations for diet quality, smoking, physical activity, sedentary time, and sleep. Poisson regression estimated the prevalence ratio (PR) of hypertension and overweight/obesity by health behavior score...
July 16, 2017: Obesity
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