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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643236/multi-reservoir-phospholipid-shell-encapsulating-protamine-nanocapsules-for-co-delivery-of-letrozole-and-celecoxib-in-breast-cancer-therapy
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Ahmed O Elzoghby, Shaimaa K Mostafa, Maged W Helmy, Maha A ElDemellawy, Salah A Sheweita
PURPOSE: In the current work, we propose a combined delivery nanoplatform for letrozole (LTZ) and celecoxib (CXB). METHODS: Multi-reservoir nanocarriers were developed by enveloping protamine nanocapsules (PRM-NCs) within drug-phospholipid complex bilayer. RESULTS: Encapsulation of NCs within phospholipid bilayer was confirmed by both size increase from 109.7 to 179.8 nm and reduction of surface charge from +19.0 to +7.78 mV. The multi-compartmental core-shell structure enabled biphasic CXB release with initial fast release induced by complexation with phospholipid shell followed by prolonged release from oily core...
June 22, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636161/infinity-sperm-storage-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving
#2
Gauthier Schang, Beatriz Fernandez-Fuertes, Samantha C Lean, Alexandra L Nguyen, Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini
Female Drosophila retain sperm for up to two weeks post-copulation in a network of storage organs includng the bursa, the seminal receptacle, and the spermathecae. This image shows the seminal receptacle of a Drosophila melanogaster female, 2-hrs post-copulation between a LHM (wild-type) female with a Protamine B (green), β-Tubulin (blue) fluorescently tagged male, whose sperm can be visualized within the female. This 'infinity' structure of the seminal receptacle resembles the tubular coil that allows for the storage of very long sperm relative to female body size -up to 20 times the length of the female in some Drosophila species...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625450/vasoplegic-syndrome-an-update-on-perioperative-considerations
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REVIEW
Henry Liu, Ling Yu, Longqiu Yang, Michael S Green
Vasoplegic syndrome (VS) is increasingly recognized as an important clinical entity in perioperative medicine. VS is characterized by significant arterial hypotension, normal or high cardiac output, low systemic vascular resistance, and increased requirements for intravenous volume and vasopressors. Tremendous variations exist regarding incidence reported in the literature and management at different institutions; and the incidence of VS is likely significantly higher than many anesthesiologists believe. Thus the aims of this article are to review the pertinent aspects related to VS and alert clinical anesthesiologists to this under-recognized yet very challenging clinical condition...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610652/novel-insights-into-the-role-of-cell-free-seminal-mrnas-on-semen-quality-and-cryotolerance-of-spermatozoa-in-bulls-bos-taurus
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Munivenkatappa Shilpa, Sellappan Selvaraju, Venkataswamy GirishKumar, Sivashanmugam Parthipan, Krishnan B Binsila, Arunachalam Arangasamy, Janivara Parameshwaraiah Ravindra
The aim of the present study was to ascertain the effectiveness of seminal plasma mRNAs as markers to assess the reproductive performance of bulls. Semen samples (33 ejaculates) from 11 bulls were evaluated for sperm kinematic and functional parameters. Total RNA was isolated from cell-free seminal (cfs) using TRIzol LS reagent and the concentration of cfs-RNA was 24.4±2.3µgmL-1 seminal plasma. The cfs-RNA was fragmented to a size of 25-500bp. Of the cfs-mRNAs screened using real time PCR, expression of protamine 1 (PRM1) was positively (P<0...
June 14, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604327/effects-of-exogenous-human-insulin-dose-adjustment-on-body-mass-index-in-adult-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-at-kalafong-hospital-pretoria-south-africa-2009-2014
#5
Tohlang Solomon A Sehloho, Danie G Van Zyl
BACKGROUND: To maintain fasting blood glucose levels within near to the normal range in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM), frequent insulin dose adjustments may be required with short-, intermediate- and long-acting insulin formulations. Patients on human insulin generally experience weight gain over time, regardless of the level of glycaemic control achieved. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of human insulin, adjusted quarterly to achieve glycaemic control, on body mass index (BMI), and establish dose regimens that achieve optimal glycaemic control without increasing BMI in patients with type 1 DM at the Kalafong Diabetes Clinic in Pretoria, South Africa...
May 24, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602944/enhancing-sensitivity-of-ph-weighted-mri-with-combination-of-amide-and-guanidyl-cest
#6
Tao Jin, Ping Wang, T Kevin Hitchens, Seong-Gi Kim
Amide-proton-transfer weighted (APTw) MRI has emerged as a non-invasive pH-weighted imaging technique for studies of several diseases such as ischemic stroke. However, its pH-sensitivity is relatively low, limiting its capability to detect small pH changes. In this work, computer simulations, protamine phantom experiments, and in vivo gas challenge and experimental stroke in rats showed that, with judicious selection of the saturation pulse power, the amide-CEST at 3.6ppm and guanidyl-CEST signals at 2.0ppm changed in opposite directions with decreased pH...
June 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602219/tranexamic-acid-leads-to-paradoxical-coagulation-changes-during-cardiac-surgery-a-pilot-rotational-thromboelastometry-study
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Rajiv Sharma, Hayley L Letson, Samuel Smith, Geoffrey P Dobson
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is increasingly used during major surgery with the goal to reduce excessive bleeding, transfusion requirements, and reexploration. Our aim was to examine the effect of TXA on coagulation at different times during cardiac surgery using rotational thromboelastometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen adult males (EuroSCORE 4-5) were recruited consecutively for first-time cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery. Ten patients received TXA at anesthesia and nine received no TXA...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600885/immunolocalization-of-tar-dna-binding-protein-of-43%C3%A2-kda-tdp-43-in-mouse-seminiferous-epithelium
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Hari Prasad Osuru, Patcharin Pramoonjago, Mayuresh Abhyankar, Eric Swanson, LaToya Ann Roker, Helen Cathro, Prabhakara P Reddi
TDP-43 (TAR DNA-binding protein of 43 kDa) is an evolutionarily conserved, ubiquitously expressed, multi-functional DNA/RNA-binding protein with roles in gene transcription, mRNA splicing, stability, transport, micro RNA biogenesis, and suppression of transposons. Aberrant expression of TDP-43 in testis and sperm was recently shown to be associated with male infertility, which highlights the need to understand better the expression of TDP-43 in the testis. We previously cloned TDP-43 from a mouse testis cDNA library, and showed that it functions as a transcriptional repressor, and regulates the precise spatiotemporal expression of the Acrv1 gene, which encodes the acrosomal protein SP-10, during spermatogenesis...
June 10, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583423/postoperative-bleeding-after-change-in-heparin-supplier-a-cardiothoracic-center-experience
#9
Mirela Bojan, Andreas Fischer, Ashok Narayanasamy, Paul Yea, Eleanor Dunnett, Andrea Kelleher
OBJECTIVE: Unfractionated heparin is a mixture of glycosaminoglycans with different pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic properties. The literature suggests that blood loss after cardiac surgery is related to both elevated postoperative heparin concentrations and the potency of different heparin brands. DESIGN: An audit of the observed increase in the incidence of cardiac surgery-related bleeding after change in heparin supplier. Patient characteristics were compared between groups before and after a change in heparin brands...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579834/hypoglycemia-a-review-of-definitions-used-in-clinical-trials-evaluating-antihyperglycemic-drugs-for-diabetes
#10
REVIEW
Chakrapani Balijepalli, Eric Druyts, Gaye Siliman, Michel Joffres, Kristian Thorlund, Edward J Mills
OBJECTIVE: To understand the severity and potential impact of heterogeneity in definitions of hypoglycemia used in diabetes research, we aimed to review the hypoglycemia definitions adopted in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: We reviewed 109 RCTs included in the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health reports for the second- and third-line therapy for the patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). RESULTS: Nearly 60% (n=66) of the studies reviewed presented the definitions for overall hypoglycemia, and another 20% (n=22) of the studies reported the results for hypoglycemia but did not report a definition...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570541/preparation-and-characterization-of-novel-hdl-mimicking-nanoparticles-for-nerve-growth-factor-encapsulation
#11
Jing Zhu, Xiaowei Dong
The objective of this article is to introduce preparation and characterization methods for nerve growth factor (NGF)-loaded, high-density, lipoprotein (HDL)-mimicking nanoparticles (NPs). HDLs are endogenous NPs and have been explored as vehicles for the delivery of therapeutic agents. Various methods have been developed to prepare HDL-mimicking NPs. However, they are generally complicated, time consuming, and difficult for industrial scale-up. In this study, one-step homogenization was used to mix the excipients and form the prototype NPs...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554844/control-of-cancer-stem-cell-like-population-by-intracellular-target-identification-followed-by-the-treatment-with-peptide-sirna-complex
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Jin Sook Suh, Hyun Jung Lee, Hyun Nam, Buem Soo Jo, Dong Woo Lee, Ji-Hye Kim, Jue Yeon Lee, Chong Pyoung Chung, Gene Lee, Yoon Jeong Park
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subpopulation of cancer cells and have been known to create cancer reoccurrence during cancer therapy due to their stem cell-like characteristics. However, exact target to control the CSC has not been fully established. Here, we enriched CD44(High) population of MDA-MB-231 cells by CD44 antibody as a CSC marker. By Phospho Antibody Array, CD44(High) population of MDA-MB-231 cells reveals Feline sarcoma-related tyrosine kinase (FER) protein was highly activated. When FER siRNA and low molecular weight protamine (LMWP) as cell penetrating peptides are applied to this population, cancer migration and colony forming ability are inhibited...
May 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552346/ubiquitination-deficient-mutations-in-human-piwi-cause-male-infertility-by-impairing-histone-to-protamine-exchange-during-spermiogenesis
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Lan-Tao Gou, Jun-Yan Kang, Peng Dai, Xin Wang, Feng Li, Shuang Zhao, Man Zhang, Min-Min Hua, Yi Lu, Yong Zhu, Zheng Li, Hong Chen, Li-Gang Wu, Dangsheng Li, Xiang-Dong Fu, Jinsong Li, Hui-Juan Shi, Mo-Fang Liu
Genetic studies have elucidated critical roles of Piwi proteins in germline development in animals, but whether Piwi is an actual disease gene in human infertility remains unknown. We report germline mutations in human Piwi (Hiwi) in patients with azoospermia that prevent its ubiquitination and degradation. By modeling such mutations in Piwi (Miwi) knockin mice, we demonstrate that the genetic defects are directly responsible for male infertility. Mechanistically, we show that MIWI binds the histone ubiquitin ligase RNF8 in a Piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA)-independent manner, and MIWI stabilization sequesters RNF8 in the cytoplasm of late spermatids...
June 1, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539526/insulin-lispro-25-75-and-insulin-lispro-50-50-as-starter-insulin-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-subanalysis-of-the-classify-randomized-trial
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Hirotaka Watada, Makoto Imori, Pengfei Li, Noriyuki Iwamoto
In Japan, premixed insulins are commonly used as starter insulin for type 2 diabetes. This subpopulation analysis assessed the efficacy and safety of twice-daily LM25 (25% insulin lispro/75% insulin lispro protamine) and LM50 (50% insulin lispro/50% insulin lispro protamine) as starter insulin in Japanese subjects, and compared these results with the whole-trial populations of East Asian subjects. In this subpopulation analysis of an open-label, phase 4, randomized trial (CLASSIFY), Japanese subjects received LM25 (n = 88) or LM50 (n = 84) twice-daily for 26 weeks...
May 24, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533072/relationship-between-transfusion-of-blood-products-and-the-incidence-of-thrombotic-complications-in-neonates-and-infants-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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David Faraoni, Sirisha Emani, Erin Halpin, Rachel Bernier, Sitaram Emani, James A DiNardo, Juan C Ibla
OBJECTIVES: The authors hypothesized that transfusion of blood products in neonates and infants undergoing high-risk cardiac surgery in the absence of intraoperative coagulation monitoring increases the risk of thrombotic complications. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Neonates and infants undergoing cardiac surgery at a tertiary pediatric center. PARTICIPANTS: Neonates weighing >2.5 kg and infants ≤12 months of age undergoing elective cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass were included in this prospective observational study...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526142/anticoagulant-reversal-and-anesthetic-considerations
#16
REVIEW
Joseph Meltzer, Joseph R Guenzer
Bleeding complications are a common concern with the use of anticoagulant agents. In many situations, reversing of neutralizing their effects may be warranted. Prothrombin complex concentrate replaces coagulation factors lowered by warfarin, as does fresh frozen plasma, but in a more concentrated form. Protamine negates the effect of heparin and combines chemically with heparin molecules to form an inactive salt. It also partially reverses the effects of low-molecular-weight heparin. Recombinant activated factor VII is a nonspecific procoagulant that activates the extrinsic clotting pathway, resulting in thrombin generation, but does not directly neutralize the activity of any of the new oral anticoagulants...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523591/assessment-of-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-arginine-rich-protamine-peptides-poly-arginine-peptides-r12-cyclic-r22-and-arginine-tryptophan-containing-peptides-following-in-vitro-excitotoxicity-and-or-permanent-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-rats
#17
Bruno P Meloni, Diego Milani, Jane L Cross, Vince W Clark, Adam B Edwards, Ryan S Anderton, David J Blacker, Neville W Knuckey
We have demonstrated that arginine-rich and poly-arginine peptides possess potent neuroprotective properties with arginine content and peptide positive charge being particularly critical for neuroprotective efficacy. In addition, the presence of other amino acids within arginine-rich peptides, as well as chemical modifications, peptide length and cell-penetrating properties also influence the level of neuroprotection. Against this background, we have examined the neuroprotective efficacy of arginine-rich protamine peptides, a cyclic (R12-c) poly-arginine peptide and a R22 poly-arginine peptide, as well as arginine peptides containing tryptophan or other amino acids (phenylalanine, tyrosine, glycine or leucine) in in vitro glutamic acid excitotoxicity and in vivo rat permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion models of stroke...
May 18, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523482/an-rct-investigating-patient-driven-versus-physician-driven-titration-of-biasp-30-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-uncontrolled-using-nph-insulin
#18
Abdelmjid Chraibi, Shoorook Al-Herz, Bich Dao Nguyen, Djoko W Soeatmadji, Anil Shinde, Balasubramanian Lakshmivenkataraman, Samir H Assaad-Khalil
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to confirm the efficacy of patient-driven titration of BIAsp 30 in terms of glycemic control, by comparing it to physician-driven titration of BIAsp 30, in patients with type 2 diabetes in North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. METHODS: A 20-week, open-label, randomized, two-armed, parallel-group, multicenter study in Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. Patients (n = 155) with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled using neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin were randomized to either patient-driven or physician-driven BIAsp 30 titration...
May 18, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517043/sperm-chromatin-quality-and-dna-integrity-in-partial-versus-total-globozoospermia
#19
A R Talebi, J Ghasemzadeh, M A Khalili, I Halvaei, F Fesahat
Globozoospermia is a severe form of teratozoospermia with low incidence in infertile patients, considered as one of the important causes of male infertility. The objective was to investigate the chromatin/DNA integrity as well as apoptosis in ejaculated spermatozoa of cases with partial or total globozoospermia. Fifty-seven semen samples were divided into three groups of partial globozoospermia (n = 17), total globozoospermia (n = 10) and normozoospermia (control; n = 30). Sperm chromatin condensation, DNA integrity and apoptosis were assessed using cytochemical assays...
May 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505457/molecular-and-biocompatibility-characterization-of-red-blood-cell-membrane-targeted-and-cell-penetrating-peptide-modified-polymeric-nanoparticles
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Kaustuv Sahoo, Sriharsha Karumuri, Rangika S Hikkaduwa Koralege, Nicholas H Flynn, Steve Hartson, Jing Liu, Joshua D Ramsey, A Kaan Kalkan, Carey Pope, Ashish Ranjan
Red blood cells (RBCs) express a variety of immunomodulatory markers that enable the body to recognize them as self. We have shown that RBC membrane glycophorin A (GPA) receptor can mediate membrane attachment of protein therapeutics. A critical knowledge gap is whether attaching drug-encapsulated nanoparticles (NPs) to GPA and modification with cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) will impact binding, oxygenation, and the induction of cellular stress. The objective of this study was to formulate copolymer-based NPs containing model fluorescent-tagged bovine serum albumin (BSA) with GPA-specific targeting ligands such as ERY1 (ENPs), single-chain variable antibody (scFv TER-119, SNPs), and low-molecular-weight protamine-based CPP (LNPs) and to determine their biocompatibility using a variety of complementary high-throughput in vitro assays...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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