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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210837/toll-like-receptor-3-tlr-3-tlr-4-and-cd80-expression-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-urinary-cd80-levels-in-children-with-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Om P Mishra, Ravindra Kumar, Gopeshwar Narayan, Pradeep Srivastava, Abhishek Abhinay, Rajniti Prasad, Ankur Singh, Vineeta V Batra
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were (1) to detect toll-like receptor (TLR)-3, TLR-4 and CD80 expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and estimate urinary CD80 levels in children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and (2) to investigate the utility of these markers to differentiate between biopsy-proven minimal change disease (MCD) and focal segmental glomeruloscelerosis (FSGS). METHODS: The study included 70 patients with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS), of whom 40 had steroid-sensitive NS (SSNS; 25 with active NS, 15 in remission) and 30 had steroid-resistant NS (SRNS) patients, and 23 healthy controls...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209751/inkt-cell-defects-in-hhv-8-associated-mcd
#2
Thomas S Uldrick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205564/elevated-serum-interferon-%C3%AE-induced-protein-10-kda-is-associated-with-tafro-syndrome
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Noriko Iwaki, Yuka Gion, Eisei Kondo, Mitsuhiro Kawano, Taro Masunari, Hiroshi Moro, Koji Nikkuni, Kazue Takai, Masao Hagihara, Yuko Hashimoto, Kenji Yokota, Masataka Okamoto, Shinji Nakao, Tadashi Yoshino, Yasuharu Sato
Multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) is a heterogeneous lymphoproliferative disorder. It is characterized by inflammatory symptoms, and interleukin (IL)-6 contributes to the disease pathogenesis. Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) often drives hypercytokinemia in MCD, although the etiology of HHV-8-negative MCD is idiopathic (iMCD). A distinct subtype of iMCD that shares a constellation of clinical features including thrombocytopenia (T), anasarca (A), fever (F), reticulin fibrosis (R), and organomegaly (O) has been reported as TAFRO-iMCD, however the differences in cytokine profiles between TAFRO-iMCD and iMCD have not been established...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196890/dync1h1-mutations-associated-with-neurological-diseases-compromise-processivity-of-dynein-dynactin-cargo-adaptor-complexes
#4
Ha Thi Hoang, Max A Schlager, Andrew P Carter, Simon L Bullock
Mutations in the human DYNC1H1 gene are associated with neurological diseases. DYNC1H1 encodes the heavy chain of cytoplasmic dynein-1, a 1.4-MDa motor complex that traffics organelles, vesicles, and macromolecules toward microtubule minus ends. The effects of the DYNC1H1 mutations on dynein motility, and consequently their links to neuropathology, are not understood. Here, we address this issue using a recombinant expression system for human dynein coupled to single-molecule resolution in vitro motility assays...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196287/oral-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-non-metal-clasp-dentures-a-randomized-crossover-trial
#5
Kenji Fueki, Eiko Yoshida-Kohno, Noriyuki Wakabayashi
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the efficacy of non-metal clasp dentures (NMCDs) with regard to the oral-health related quality of life (OHRQoL) and compare the findings with those for conventional metal clasp-retained dentures (MCDs). METHODS: This single-centre, randomized controlled, two-phase, open label, crossover trial included 28 partially dentate individuals. The patients were randomized to receive MCDs followed by NMCDs, or the opposite sequence (n = 14 in each group); each denture was worn for 3 months...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192190/%C3%AE-7-integrin-and-madcam-1-play-opposing-roles-during-the-development-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Hannah K Drescher, Angela Schippers, Thomas Clahsen, Hacer Sahin, Heidi Noels, Mathias Hornef, Norbert Wagner, Christian Trautwein, Konrad L Streetz, Daniela C Kroy
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a leading cause of chronic liver disease in western countries. It is unclear how infiltrating leukocytes affect NASH-development. Hence our study aims to investigate the role of the homing/receptor-pair mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule-1 (MAdCAM-1)/β7-Integrin for immune cell recruitment and disease progression in a steatohepatitis model. METHODS: Constitutive β7-Integrin deficient (β7(-/-)) and MAdCAM-1 deficient (MAdCAM-1(-/-)) mice were fed high-fat-diet (HFD) for 26 weeks or methionine-choline-deficient-diet (MCD) for 4 weeks...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191934/electronic-structure-of-corrole-derivatives-insights-from-molecular-structures-spectroscopy-electrochemistry-and-quantum-chemical-calculations
#7
Abhik Ghosh
Presented herein is a comprehensive account of the electronic structure of corrole derivatives. Our knowledge in this area derives from a broad range of methods, including UV-vis-NIR absorption and MCD spectroscopies, single-crystal X-ray structure determination, vibrational spectroscopy, NMR and EPR spectroscopies, electrochemistry, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and quantum chemical calculations, the latter including both density functional theory and ab initio multiconfigurational methods. The review is organized according to the Periodic Table, describing free-base and main-group element corrole derivatives, then transition-metal corroles, and finally f-block element corroles...
February 13, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190475/calycosin-attenuates-triglyceride-accumulation-and-hepatic-fibrosis-in-murine-model-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-via-activating-farnesoid-x-receptor
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Xingping Duan, Qiang Meng, Changyuan Wang, Zhihao Liu, Qi Liu, Huijun Sun, Pengyuan Sun, Xiaobo Yang, Xiaokui Huo, Jinyong Peng, Kexin Liu
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) represents the more severe end of hepatic steatosis and is associated with progressive liver disease. Calycosin, derived from the root of Radix Astragali, has been demonstrated to have favorable efficacy on acute liver injury. PURPOSE: The present study was to investigate the hepatoprotective effect of calycosin on attenuating triglyceride accumulation and hepatic fibrosis, as well as explore the potential mechanism in murine model of NASH...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188918/evaluation-of-multimodal-segmentation-based-on-3d-t1-t2-and-flair-weighted-images-the-difficulty-of-choosing
#9
Tobias Lindig, Raviteja Kotikalapudi, Daniel Schweikardt, Pascal Martin, Friedemann Bender, Uwe Klose, Ulrike Ernemann, Niels K Focke, Benjamin Bender
Voxel-based morphometry is still mainly based on T1-weighted MRI scans. Misclassification of vessels and dura mater as gray matter has been previously reported. Goal of the present work was to evaluate the effect of multimodal segmentation methods available in SPM12, and their influence on identification of age related atrophy and lesion detection in epilepsy patients. 3D T1-, T2- and FLAIR-images of 77 healthy adults (mean age 35.8 years, 19-66 years, 45 females), 7 patients with malformation of cortical development (MCD) (mean age 28...
February 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187221/smoking-beliefs-among-chinese-secondary-school-students-a-theory-based-qualitative-study
#10
Xiang Zhao, Katherine M White, Ross McD Young, Patricia L Obst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177750/modulatory-role-of-co-enzyme-q10-on-methionine-and-choline-deficient-diet-induced-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-in-albino-rats
#11
Dalia O Saleh, Rania F Ahmed, Mohamed M Amin
The present study aimed to evaluate the hepato-protective and neuro-protective activity of Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in albino rats induced by methionine and choline-deficient (MCD) diet. Rats were fed an MCD diet for 8 weeks to induce non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. CoQ10 (10 mg/(kg·day)(-1)) was orally administered for 2 consecutive weeks. Twenty-four hours after the last dose of the drug, the behavioral test, namely the activity cage test, was performed and the activity counts were recorded...
November 9, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167322/-nlrp3-inflammasome-blockade-reduces-liver-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-experimental-nash-in-mice
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Auvro R Mridha, Alexander Wree, Avril A B Robertson, Matthew M Yeh, Casey D Johnson, Derrick M Van Rooyen, Fahrettin Haczeyni, Narci C-H Teoh, Christopher Savard, George N Ioannou, Seth L Masters, Kate Schroder, Matthew A Cooper, Ariel E Feldstein, Geoffrey C Farrell
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation occurs in NAFLD. We used the first small molecule NLRP3 inhibitor, MCC950, to test whether inflammasome blockade alters inflammatory recruitment and liver fibrosis in two murine models of steatohepatitis. METHODS: We fed foz/foz and wildtype (Wt) mice atherogenic diet 16 weeks, gavaged MCC950 or vehicle until 24 weeks, then determining NAFLD phenotype. In mice fed methionine/choline deficient (MCD) diet, we gavaged MCC950 or vehicle 6 weeks and determined effects on liver fibrosis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167128/testosterone-promotes-tube-formation-of-endothelial-cells-isolated-from-veins-via-activation-of-smad1-protein
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Pei Liu, Xiaosa Li, Fuhu Song, Ping Li, Jinzhi Wei, Qing Yan, Xingyan Xu, Jun Yang, Chuanxiang Li, Xiaodong Fu
Testosterone (T) deficiency is positively correlated with the increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of T on vascular endothelial cells remain obscure. Tube formation capacity is critical for vascular regeneration/repair and Smad1 plays an important role in these events. In this study, we investigated the effects of T on Smad1 activation and tube formation of cultured human umbilical endothelial cells (HUVECs). Our results showed that T rapidly increased endothelial Smad1 phosphorylation...
February 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163111/a-compromised-liver-alters-polychlorinated-biphenyl-mediated-toxicity
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Banrida Wahlang, Jordan T Perkins, Michael C Petriello, Jessie B Hoffman, Arnold J Stromberg, Bernhard Hennig
Exposure to environmental toxicants namely polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is correlated with multiple health disorders including liver and cardiovascular diseases. The liver is important for both xenobiotic and endobiotic metabolism. However, the responses of an injured liver to subsequent environmental insults has not been investigated. The current study aims to evaluate the role of a compromised liver in PCB-induced toxicity and define the implications on overall body homeostasis. Male C57Bl/6 mice were fed either an amino acid control diet (CD) or a methionine-choline deficient diet (MCD) during the 12-week study...
February 2, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160694/genetic-and-serum-biomarker-evidence-for-a-relationship-between-tnf%C3%AE-and-ptsd-in-vietnam-war-combat-veterans
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Dagmar Bruenig, Divya Mehta, Charles P Morris, Wendy Harvey, Bruce Lawford, Ross McD Young, Joanne Voisey
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with increased inflammation and comorbid medical conditions. However, study findings for individual inflammatory marker levels have been inconsistent. Some research suggests that resilience may play a role in decreased inflammation. A polymorphism in the promoter region of the tumor necrosis factor α gene (TNFα), TNFA -308 (rs1800629) is associated with psychiatric illness but its role in PTSD is yet to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates a key inflammatory marker, TNFα, for its role in PTSD severity...
January 24, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159420/efficacy-in-deep-vein-thrombosis-prevention-with-extended-mechanical-compression-device-therapy-and-prophylactic-aspirin-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-control-trial
#16
Mark A Snyder, Alexandra N Sympson, Christina M Scheuerman, Justin L Gregg, Lala R Hussain
BACKGROUND: Aspirin at 325 mg twice daily is now included as a nationally approved venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis protocol for low-risk total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients. The purpose of this study is to examine whether there is a difference in deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurrence after a limited tourniquet TKA using aspirin-based prophylaxis with or without extended use of mechanical compression device (MCD) therapy. METHODS: One hundred limited tourniquet TKA patients, whose DVT risk was managed with aspirin 325 mg twice daily for 3 weeks, were randomized to either using an MCD during hospitalization only or extended use at home up to 6 weeks postoperatively...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158993/comparative-differential-proteomic-analysis-of-minimal-change-disease-and-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
#17
Vanessa Pérez, Dolores López, Ester Boixadera, Meritxell Ibernón, Anna Espinal, Josep Bonet, Ramón Romero
BACKGROUND: Minimal change disease (MCD) and primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) are glomerular diseases characterized by nephrotic syndrome. Their diagnosis requires a renal biopsy, but it is an invasive procedure with potential complications. In a small biopsy sample, where only normal glomeruli are observed, FSGS cannot be differentiated from MCD. The correct diagnosis is crucial to an effective treatment, as MCD is normally responsive to steroid therapy, whereas FSGS is usually resistant...
February 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150736/tubular-b7-1-expression-parallels-proteinuria-levels-but-not-clinical-outcomes-in-adult-minimal-change-disease-patients
#18
Sung Woo Lee, Seon Ha Baek, Jin Ho Paik, Sejoong Kim, Ki Young Na, Dong-Wan Chae, Ho Jun Chin
B7-1 is thought to play a pathogenic role in minimal-change disease (MCD). Recently, however, doubts have arisen regarding the role of B7-1 expression in MCD. Therefore, we aimed to identify the presence and clinical significance of B7-1 expression in MCD patients. The study participants included 28 adult MCD patients for whom kidney specimens were available. The intensity of B7-1 expression was assessed by two independent specialists. We analysed the association between the intensity of B7-1 expression and clinicopathological variables...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148637/impact-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-on-toxicokinetics-of-tetrachloroethylene
#19
Joseph A Cichocki, Shinji Furuya, Kranti Konganti, Yu-Syuan Luo, Thomas J McDonald, Yasuhiro Iwata, Weihsueh A Chiu, David W Threadgill, Igor P Pogribny, Ivan Rusyn
Lifestyle factors and chronic pathological states are important contributors to inter-individual variability in susceptibility to xenobiotic-induced toxicity. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly prevalent condition that can dramatically affect chemical metabolism. We examined the effect of NAFLD on toxicokinetics of tetrachloroethylene (PERC), a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that requires metabolic activation to induce adverse health effects. Mice (C57Bl/6J, male) were fed a low-fat diet (LFD), high fat diet (HFD), or methionine/folate/choline-deficient diet (MCD) to model a healthy liver, steatosis, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), respectively...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143881/relapse-of-multicentric-castleman-s-disease-following-rituximab-based-therapy-in-hiv-positive-patients
#20
Alessia Dalla Pria, David Pinato, Jennifer Roe, Kikeri Naresh, Mark Nelson, Mark Bower
Successful treatment of HIV associated multicentric Castleman`s disease (HIV+MCD) with rituximab based approaches has dramatically improved survival and reduced the risk of HHV8-associated lymphoma. Longer term outcomes including relapse rates have not been described and are important to establish the potential role of maintenance therapy. A prospective cohort of 84 patients with biopsy proven HIV+MCD were treated with risk stratified rituximab based therapy. Four patients (5%) died from refractory HIV+MCD and 80 achieved clinical remission...
January 31, 2017: Blood
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