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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092865/investigations-on-the-immunosuppressive-activity-of-derivatives-of-mycophenolic-acid-in-immature-dendritic-cells
#1
Dorota Iwaszkiewicz-Grzes, Grzegorz Cholewinski, Agata Kot-Wasik, Piotr Trzonkowski, Krystyna Dzierzbicka
The main activity of mycophenolic acid 1 (MPA) and its analogs is the inhibition of proliferation of T cells. Here, we hypothesized that MPA and its conjugates inhibits also the activity of antigen-presenting cells (APC) including dendritic cells (DCs). We tested the effect of novel amino acid derivatives of MPA and conjugates of MPA with acridines/acridones on DCs by flow cytometry, ELISA and MLR assay. Both acridines/acridone derivatives could inhibit the maturation of DC, as shown by the decreased expression of B7 family receptors...
January 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092497/polymyxin-b-hemoperfusion-for-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Takero Terayama, Kazuma Yamakawa, Yutaka Umemura, Morio Aihara, Satoshi Fujimi
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of direct hemoperfusion with polymyxin B-immobilized fiber (PMX-DHP) therapy in patients with sepsis. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis of four major databases: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Scopus, and Science Citation Index Expanded. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials comparing PMX-DHP with conventional therapy on the outcome of mortality in patients with severe sepsis/septic shock...
January 16, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092379/structure-fragmentation-patterns-and-magnetic-properties-of-small-nickel-oxide-clusters
#3
R H Aguilera-Del-Toro, F Aguilera-Granja, L C Balbás, A Vega
We report a comprehensive theoretical study of the structural and electronic properties of neutral and charged nickel oxide clusters, NinOm(0/±) (n = 3-8 and m = 1-10), in the context of recent experiments of photodissociation and Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry. By means of density functional theory calculations in the generalized gradient approximation for exchange and correlation, we determined the putative ground states as well as the low-energy structural- and spin-isomers which were then used to explore the favorable fragmentation channels of the nickel oxide cationic clusters, and the resulting most abundant products, in good qualitative agreement with photodissociation measurements...
January 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091887/the-morphology-of-human-rod-ergs-obtained-by-silent-substitution-stimulation
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J Maguire, N R A Parry, J Kremers, I J Murray, D McKeefry
PURPOSE: To record transient ERGs from the light-adapted human retina using silent substitution stimuli which selectively reflect the activity of rod photoreceptors. We aim to describe the morphology of these waveforms and examine how they are affected by the use of less selective stimuli and by retinal pathology. METHODS: Rod-isolating stimuli with square-wave temporal profiles (250/250 ms onset/offset) were presented using a 4 primary LED ganzfeld stimulator...
January 13, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090592/the-first-genome-sequences-of-human-bocaviruses-from-vietnam
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Tran Tan Thanh, Hoang Minh Tu Van, Nguyen Thi Thu Hong, Le Nguyen Truc Nhu, Nguyen To Anh, Ha Manh Tuan, Ho Van Hien, Nguyen Manh Tuong, Trinh Trung Kien, Truong Huu Khanh, Le Nguyen Thanh Nhan, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Guy Thwaites, H Rogier van Doorn, Le Van Tan
As part of an ongoing effort to generate complete genome sequences of hand, foot and mouth disease-causing enteroviruses directly from clinical specimens, two complete coding sequences and two partial genomic sequences of human bocavirus 1 (n=3) and 2 (n=1) were co-amplified and sequenced, representing the first genome sequences of human bocaviruses from Vietnam. The sequences may aid future study aiming at understanding the evolution of the pathogen.
November 16, 2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090486/therapy-related-myeloid-neoplasms-in-children-and-adolescents
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Hee Won Cho, Young Bae Choi, Eun Sang Yi, Ji Won Lee, Ki Woong Sung, Hong Hoe Koo, Keon Hee Yoo
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study aimed to characterize and analyze the outcome of therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs) in children and adolescents. METHODS: The medical records of 16 patients under 21 years of age at the time of t-MN diagnosis were reviewed. RESULTS: The median patient age was 11.5 years (range, 1.6-20.4 yr). Twelve patients had therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia, 3 patients had myelodysplastic syndrome, and 1 patient had chronic myelomonocytic leukemia...
December 2016: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090443/topographical-and-depth-dependent-glycosaminoglycan-concentration-in-canine-medial-tibial-cartilage-3-weeks-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-transection-surgery-a-microscopic-imaging-study
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Daniel Mittelstaedt, David Kahn, Yang Xia
BACKGROUND: Medical imaging has become an invaluable tool to diagnose damage to cartilage. Depletion of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) has been shown to be one of the early signs of cartilage degradation. In order to investigate the topographical changes in GAG concentration caused by the anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) surgery in a canine model, microscopic magnetic resonance imaging (µMRI) and microscopic computed tomography (µCT) were used to measure the GAG concentration with correlation from a biochemical assay, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), to understand where the topographical and depth-dependent changes in the GAG concentration occur...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090346/a-gwas-follow-up-of-obesity-related-snps-in-sypl2-reveals-sex-specific-association-with-hip-circumference
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J de Toro-Martín, F Guénard, A Tchernof, Y Deshaies, L Pérusse, S Biron, O Lescelleur, L Biertho, S Marceau, M-C Vohl
OBJECTIVE: A novel single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) associated with morbid obesity was recently identified by exome sequencing. The purpose of this study was to follow up this low-frequency coding SNP located within the SYPL2 locus and associated with body mass index in order to reveal novel associations with obesity-related traits. METHODS: The body mass index-associated SNP (rs62623713 A>G [chr1:109476817/hg19]) and two tagging SNPs within the SYPL2 locus, rs9661614 T>C (chr1:109479215) and rs485660 G>A (chr1:109480810), were genotyped in the obesity (n = 3,017) and the infogene (n = 676) cohorts, which were further combined, leading to a larger cohort of 3,693 individuals...
December 2016: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089169/the-role-of-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-n-3pufas-in-affective-disorders
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REVIEW
Valentina Ciappolino, Giuseppe Delvecchio, Carlo Agostoni, Alessandra Mazzocchi, Alfredo Carlo Altamura, Paolo Brambilla
BACKGROUND: Among emerging treatments for depressive disorders several studies suggested that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3PUFAs) supplementation can be used. However, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) differ in terms of biochemistry, metabolism and therapeutic effects. Therefore, a clear picture of their specific and different role on affective disorders has not yet emerged. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of n-3PUFAs on affective disorders including major depression, bipolar disorder and perinatal depression...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088926/proxy-rated-quality-of-life-of-care-home-residents-with-dementia-a-systematic-review
#10
Sarah Robertson, Claudia Cooper, Juanita Hoe, Olivia Hamilton, Aisling Stringer, Gill Livingston
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QoL) is an important outcome for people with dementia living in care homes but usually needs to be rated by a proxy. We do not know if relative or paid carer proxy reports differ. We conducted the first systematic review and meta-analysis of data investigating whether and how these proxy reports of QoL differ. METHODS: We searched four databases: Medline, Embase, PsychInfo, and CINAHL in October 2015 with the terms: dementia, QoL, proxy, and care home...
January 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088774/association-between-e-alert-implementation-for-detection-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Philippe Lachance, Pierre-Marc Villeneuve, Oleksa G Rewa, Francis P Wilson, Nicholas M Selby, Robin M Featherstone, Sean M Bagshaw
BACKGROUND: Electronic alerts (e-alerts) for acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients are increasingly being implemented; however, their impact on outcomes remains uncertain. METHODS: We performed a systematic review. Electronic databases and grey literature were searched for original studies published between 1990 and 2016. Randomized, quasi-randomized, observational and before-and-after studies that included hospitalized patients, implemented e-alerts for AKI and described their impact on one of care processes, patient-centred outcomes or resource utilization measures were included...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088722/in-situ-denitrification-and-dnra-rates-in-groundwater-beneath-an-integrated-constructed-wetland
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M M R Jahangir, O Fenton, C Müller, R Harrington, P Johnston, K G Richards
Evaluation of the environmental benefits of constructed wetlands (CWs) requires an understanding of their impacts on the groundwater quality under the wetlands. Empirical mass-balance (nitrogen in/nitrogen out) approaches for estimating nitrogen (N) removal in CWs do not characterise the final fate of N; where nitrate (NO3(-)-N) could be reduced to either ammonium (NH4(+)-N) or N2 with the potential for significant production of N2O. Herein, in situ denitrification and DNRA (dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium) rates were measured in groundwater beneath cells of an earthen lined integrated constructed wetland (ICW, used to remove the nutrients from municipal wastewater) using the (15)N-enriched NO3(-)-N push-pull method...
January 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088410/short-communication-sodium-salicylate-negatively-affects-rumen-fermentation-in-vitro-and-in-situ
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A J Carpenter, C F Vargas Rodriguez, J A B Jantz, B J Bradford
Administration of sodium salicylate (SS) to cows in early lactation has a positive effect on whole-lactation milk production but a negative effect on metabolism in some cases. The objective of this trial was to determine whether SS directly affects rumen fermentation. Experiment 1 was designed to investigate the effects of direct inclusion of SS in a 24-h batch culture, and experiment 2 was designed to test the fermentative ability of rumen fluid from heifers who had received SS. In experiment 1, we combined strained and pooled rumen fluid from 3 heifers in a 2:1 ratio with McDougall's buffer, and added 150 mL of the inoculum to each flask (n = 5/treatment) with 2...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088345/phenotypic-characterization-of-perivascular-myoid-cell-neoplasms-using-myosin-1b-a-newly-identified-human-pericyte-marker
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Shiori Meguro, Taisuke Akamatsu, Sayomi Matsushima, Isao Kosugi, Hideya Kawasaki, Yosifumi Arai, Satoshi Baba, Takashi Tsuchida, Youji Shido, Takafumi Suda, Toshihide Iwashita
Our aim was to identify pericyte-specific markers for the analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) human tissue samples, and to characterize perivascular myoid cell neoplasms phenotypically. Previously identified pericyte markers failed to distinguish pericytes from other cellular types, such as vascular smooth muscle cells (vSMCs) and fibroblasts, in immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis. However, we compared gene expression profiles between pericytes, vSMCs, and fibroblasts, and performed human skin vasculature IHC analysis, which led to the identification of myosin 1B (MYO1B) as a novel pericyte marker...
January 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088331/eicosapentaenoic-acid-ameliorates-palmitate-induced-lipotoxicity-via-the-amp-kinase-dynamin-related-protein-1-signaling-pathway-in-differentiated-h9c2-myocytes
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Atsushi Sakamoto, Masao Saotome, Prottoy Hasan, Terumori Satoh, Hayato Ohtani, Tsuyoshi Urushida, Hideki Katoh, Hiroshi Satoh, Hideharu Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggested the preferable effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid) against cardiac lipotoxicity, which worsens cardiac function by means of excessive serum free fatty acids due to chronic adrenergic stimulation under heart failure. Nonetheless, the precise molecular mechanisms remain elusive. In this study, we focused on dynamin-related protein-1 (Drp1) as a possible modulator of the EPA-mediated cardiac protection against cardiac lipotoxicity, and investigated the causal relation between AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and Drp1...
January 11, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088290/could-post-weaning-dietary-chia-seed-mitigate-the-development-of-dyslipidemia-liver-steatosis-and-altered-glucose-homeostasis-in-offspring-exposed-to-a-sucrose-rich-diet-from-utero-to-adulthood
#16
M A Fortino, M E Oliva, S Rodriguez, Y B Lombardo, A Chicco
The present work analyzes the effects of dietary chia seeds during postnatal life in offspring exposed to a sucrose-rich diet (SRD) from utero to adulthood. At weaning, chia seed (rich in α-linolenic acid) replaced corn oil (rich in linoleic acid) in the SRD. At 150 days of offspring life, anthropometrical parameters, blood pressure, plasma metabolites, hepatic lipid metabolism and glucose homeostasis were analyzed. Results showed that chia was able to prevent the development of hypertension, liver steatosis, hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholesterolemia...
January 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088166/impact-of-home-care-versus-alternative-locations-of-care-on-elder-health-outcomes-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
#17
Laura Boland, France Légaré, Maria Margarita Becerra Perez, Matthew Menear, Mirjam Marjolein Garvelink, Daniel I McIsaac, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard, Julie Emond, Nathalie Brière, Dawn Stacey
BACKGROUND: Many elders struggle with the decision to remain at home or to move to an alternative location of care. A person's location of care can influence health and wellbeing. Healthcare organizations and policy makers are increasingly challenged to better support elders' dwelling and health care needs. A summary of the evidence that examines home care compared to other care locations can inform decision making. We surveyed and summarized the evidence evaluating the impact of home care versus alternative locations of care on elder health outcomes...
January 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087677/incorporating-persistent-pain-in-phenotypic-frailty-measurement-and-prediction-of-adverse-health-outcomes
#18
Matthew C Lohman, Karen L Whiteman, Rebecca L Greenberg, Martha L Bruce
BACKGROUND: Frailty, a syndrome of physiological deficits, is prevalent among older adults and predicts elevated risk of adverse health outcomes. Although persistent pain predicts similar risk, it is seldom considered in frailty measurement. This article evaluated the construct and predictive validity of including persistent pain in phenotypic frailty measurement. METHODS: Frailty and persistent pain were operationalized using data from the Health and Retirement Study (2006-2012 waves)...
February 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087611/production-of-n-acyl-homoserine-lactones-by-the-sponge-associated-marine-actinobacteria-salinispora-arenicola-and-salinispora-pacifica
#19
Utpal Bose, Catharine A Ortori, Sarir Sarmad, David A Barrett, Amitha K Hewavitharana, Mark P Hodson, John A Fuerst, P Nicholas Shaw
The structures of acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) compounds and their quantification was accomplished using an integrated liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry approach. The precursor and product ions, along with retention times of peaks, were searched against an in-house database of AHLs and structures confirmed by accurate mass and by comparison with authentic AHL standards. The two compounds, N-(3-oxodecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone and N-(3-oxododecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone were characterised and quantified in Salinispora sp...
January 12, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087575/treating-inflammation-and-infection-in-the-21st-century-new-hints-from-decoding-resolution-mediators-and-mechanisms
#20
REVIEW
Charles N Serhan
Practitioners of ancient societies from the time of Hippocrates and earlier recognized and treated the signs of inflammation, heat, redness, swelling, and pain with agents that block or inhibit proinflammatory chemical mediators. More selective drugs are available today, but this therapeutic concept has not changed. Because the acute inflammatory response is host protective to contain foreign invaders, much of today's pharmacopeia can cause serious unwanted side effects, such as immune suppression. Uncontrolled inflammation is now considered pathophysiologic and is associated with many widely occurring diseases such as cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, obesity, and asthma, as well as classic inflammatory diseases (e...
January 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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