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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430973/biological-functions-of-fucose-in-mammals
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Michael Schneider, Esam Al-Shareffi, Robert S Haltiwanger
Fucose is a 6-deoxy hexose in the L-configuration found in a large variety of different organisms. In mammals, fucose is incorporated into N-glycans, O-glycans and glycolipids by thirteen fucosyltransferases, all of which utilize the nucleotide charged form, GDP-fucose, to modify targets. Three of the fucosyltransferases, FUT8, FUT12/POFUT1, and FUT13/POFUT2, are essential for proper development in mice. Fucose modifications have also been implicated in many other biological functions including immunity and cancer...
April 18, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430741/utility-of-8%C3%A2-h-and-time-decay-corrected-acquisition-scintigraphy-with-in-vitro-labeled-white-blood-cells-for-the-diagnosis-of-osteoarticular-infection
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Edel Noriega Álvarez, Guillermo A Martínez Pimienta, Ana M Benítez Segura, María T Bajén Lázaro, Alba Rodrígez-Gasén, Julio Rodríguez-Rubio Corona, Jaime Mora Salvadó
INTRODUCTION: Except in the spine, labeled white-blood cell scintigraphy (WBCS) with image acquisition up to 24 h is the nuclear medicine test of choice for diagnosing osteoarticular infection. However, distinguishing between inflammation and infection is a challenge. OBJECTIVES: The first aim of this study was to verify earlier research studies that used 4 and 24 h time decay-corrected acquisition (TDCA) to differentiate infection from inflammation. The second aim was to analyze whether 8 h acquisition (1-day protocol) yielded similar results as 20-24 h acquisition...
April 20, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430619/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-neurological-deterioration-following-acute-cerebral-hemorrhage
#3
Simona Lattanzi, Claudia Cagnetti, Leandro Provinciali, Mauro Silvestrini
Immunity plays key roles in pathophysiology of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The aim of the study was to determine whether the peripheral leukocyte count and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) predicted neurological deterioration (ND) after ICH. We identified consecutive patients with ICH who had blood sampling performed within 24 hours from symptom's onset. Total white blood cells (WBC), absolute neutrophil count (ANC) and absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) were retrieved, and the NLR computed as the ratio of the ANC to ALC values...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430300/left-ventricular-assist-pump-pocket-infection-conservative-treatment-strategy-for-destination-therapy-candidates
#4
Elie Haddad, François-Xavier Lescure, Walid Ghodhbane, Laurent Lepage, Camille D'humieres, William Vindrios, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Patrick Nataf, Matthias Kirsch
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, particularly among patients with advanced disease and no access to cardiac transplantation. LVAD implantation is not only a bridge-to-transplantation option for patients awaiting a heart donor, but is often used as bridge-to-destination therapy in patients unsuited for transplantation for various reasons. LVAD infection is considered the second-most common cause of death in patients who survive the initial 6 months on LVAD support...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430294/grn-mutation-in-a-patient-with-a-behavioral-variant-of-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-bvftd
#5
Sylwia Walczysková, Pavel Ressner, Šárka Hilscherová, Jaroslav Kotlas, Jiří Konrád, Věnceslava Svobodová
<i>The clinical spectrum of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is characterized by personality changes, language impairment, and executive function deficits. About 40% of FTLD cases have a family history of the disease, and the GRN gene is currently the most frequent genetic determinant. In cases of inherited FTLD with GRN mutations, parkinsonism is often an early sign due to greater grey matter atrophy in the caudate nucleus and bilateral atrophy in the thalamus. We investigated a female patient with signs of frontotemporal lobe atrophy and unilateral caudate nucleus atrophy on MRI...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430085/investigation-of-latent-infections-caused-by-cyprinid-herpesvirus-3-in-koi-cyprinus-carpio-in-southern-china
#6
Shucheng Zheng, Qing Wang, Sven M Bergmann, Yingying Li, Weiwei Zeng, Yingying Wang, Chun Liu, Cunbin Shi
Although herpesviruses such as cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3) can establish lifelong latent infections, little is known about latency conditions in farmed koi populations in China. We used nested polymerase chain reaction targeting the TK gene and an indirect antibody ELISA to screen asymptomatic fish obtained from southern China for evidence of CyHV-3 infection. CyHV-3 DNA could be detected either in peripheral blood leukocytes or from gills of asymptomatic koi. Most koi sera did not contain anti-CyHV-3 antibodies; however, 5 samples were ELISA positive, providing evidence of prior CyHV-3 infections...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429893/significant-associations-between-c-reactive-protein-levels-body-adiposity-distribution-and-peripheral-blood-cells-in-school-age-children
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Aralia Berenice Salgado-Bernabé, Luz Elena Ramos-Arellanol, Iris Paola Guzmán-Guzmán, José Francisco Muñoz-Valle, Natividad Castro-Alarcón, Amalia Vences-Velázquez, Lorenzo Salga-do-Goytia, Isela Parra-Rojas
Obesity is associated with a state of chronic low-grade inflammation. Ge- nerally, there are significant correlations between body mass index and increased C-reactive protein levels. We investigated the relationship of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels with body adiposity distribution and blood cell count in obese children. A cross-sec- tional study was performed in 225 Mexican children. In the study were included 106 obese and 119 normal-weight children, aged 6-13 years old. The body composition was evaluated by BMI, body circumferences and skinfold thickness...
June 2016: Investigación Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429836/increased-levels-of-soluble-hla-g-molecules-in-tunisian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
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Ahmed Baligh Laaribi, Daria Bortolotti, Naila Hannachi, Asma Mehri, Olfa Hazgui, Hamza Ben Yahia, Wafa Babay, Manel Belhadj, Houda Chaouech, Salwa Yacoub, Amel Letaief, Imene Ouzari, Abdellatif Boudabous, Dario Di Luca, Jalel Boukadida, Roberta Rizzo, Ines Zidi
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global health problem. The mechanisms of immune tolerance in HBV infection are still unclear. The host immune response plays a critical role in determining the outcome of HBV infection. Human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) is involved in immunotolerogenic process and infectious diseases. The present study aimed to explore the implication of soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) and its isoforms in HBV infection. Total sHLA-G (including shedding HLA-G1 and HLA-G5) was analysed by ELISA in 95 chronic HBV patients, 83 spontaneously resolvers and 100 healthy controls...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429508/immunophenotyping-and-activation-status-of-maternal-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-during-pregnancy-and-labour-both-term-and-preterm
#9
Jianhong Zhang, Oksana Shynlova, Sally Sabra, Annie Bang, Laurent Briollais, Stephen J Lye
The onset of labour in rodents and in humans is associated with physiological inflammation which is manifested by infiltration of activated maternal peripheral leukocytes (mPLs) into uterine tissues. Here, we used flow cytometry to immunophenotype mPLs throughout gestation and labour, both term and preterm. Peripheral blood was collected from non-pregnant women and pregnant women in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Samples were also collected from women in active labour at term (TL) or preterm (PTL) and compared with women term not-in-labour (TNIL) and preterm not-in-labour (PTNIL)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429358/slpi-promotes-the-gastric-cancer-growth-and-metastasis-by-regulating-the-expression-of-p53-bcl-2-and-caspase-8
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X-Y Du, X Liu, Z-J Wang, Y-Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of gastric cancer is very high all over the world, but the mechanism of the occurrence and development of gastric cancer is unclear. Secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) is overexpressed in gastric, lung and ovarian cancers, which accelerates the metastasis of cancer cells. In this research, we mainly explored the expression level and possible mechanism of SLPI in gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The expression and clinical significance of SLPI in 68 cases of gastric cancer tissues and adjacent tissues were detected by qRT-PCR...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429292/preparation-of-chloramphenicol-amino-acid-combinations-exhibiting-enhanced-dissolution-rates-and-reduced-drug-induced-oxidative-stress
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Vanesa B Sterren, Virginia Aiassa, Claudia Garnero, Yamila Garro Linck, Ana K Chattah, Gustavo A Monti, Marcela R Longhi, Ariana Zoppi
Chloramphenicol is an old antibiotic agent that is re-emerging as a valuable alternative for the treatment of multidrug-resistant pathogens. However, it exhibits suboptimal biopharmaceutical properties and toxicity profiles. In this work, chloramphenicol was combined with essential amino acids (arginine, cysteine, glycine, and leucine) with the aim of improving its dissolution rate and reduce its toxicity towards leukocytes. The chloramphenicol/amino acid solid samples were prepared by freeze-drying method and characterized in the solid state by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, scanning electron microscopy, and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance...
April 20, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428879/a-systems-biology-approach-to-investigating-the-influence-of-exercise-and-fitness-on-the-composition-of-leukocytes-in-peripheral-blood
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Michael P Gustafson, Ara Celi DiCostanzo, Courtney M Wheatley, Chul-Ho Kim, Svetlana Bornschlegl, Dennis A Gastineau, Bruce D Johnson, Allan B Dietz
BACKGROUND: Exercise immunology has become a growing field in the past 20 years, with an emphasis on understanding how different forms of exercise affect immune function. Mechanistic studies are beginning to shed light on how exercise may impair the development of cancer or be used to augment cancer treatment. The beneficial effects of exercise on the immune system may be exploited to improve patient responses to cancer immunotherapy. METHODS: We investigated the effects of acute exercise on the composition of peripheral blood leukocytes over time in a male population of varying fitness...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428678/productive-cough-in-children-and-adolescents-view-from-primary-health-care-system
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Edin Begic, Zijo Begic, Amra Dobraca, Edo Hasanbegovic
Cough is one of the most common symptoms that doctor faces in working with pediatric population, and according to some characteristics of cough, doctors can often conclude localization, and sometimes even the nature of the disease that causes it. Cough is not only the physiological defense reaction, but a symptom of a disease. According to duration it can be acute, chronic and recidivist, recurrent and persistent, strong or discreet, caused by changes in body position and changes in outside temperature. Pathoanatomically it is divided into lobar, lobular, alveolar and interstitial, pathogenetically to bronchogenic and hematogenous, as well as in immuno competent and immunocompromised, and clinically on the local and inpatient (72 hours after hospital admission)...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428089/enhanced-anti-rheumatic-activity-of-methotrexate-entrapped-ultradeformable-liposomal-gel-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rat-model
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Alam Zeb, Omer Salman Qureshi, Chan-Hee Yu, Muhammad Akram, Hyung-Seo Kim, Myung-Sic Kim, Jong-Ho Kang, Arshad Majid, Sun-Young Chang, Ok-Nam Bae, Jin-Ki Kim
The aim of this study is to investigate in vivo anti-rheumatic activity of methotrexate-entrapped ultradeformable liposomal gel (MTX-UDLs-gel) in adjuvant-induced arthritis rat model. Methotrexate-entrapped ultradeformable liposomes (MTX-UDLs) with the optimal phosphatidylcholine to Tween 80 ratio (7:3, w/w) were incorporated into 1% Carbopol gel. MTX-UDLs-gel was characterized in terms of appearance, clarity, homogeneity, pH and drug content. The permeation of MTX-UDLs-gel across rat skin was investigated using Franz diffusion cell...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427856/frizzled-3-acts-upstream-of-alcam-during-embryonic-eye-development
#15
Franziska A Seigfried, Wiebke Cizelsky, Astrid S Pfister, Petra Dietmann, Paul Walther, Michael Kühl, Susanne J Kühl
Formation of a functional eye during vertebrate embryogenesis requires different processes such as cell migration, cell-cell interactions as well as intracellular signalling processes. It was previously shown that the non-canonical Wnt receptor Frizzled 3 (Fzd3) is required for proper eye formation, however, the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that loss of Fzd3 induces severe malformations of the developing eye and that this defect is phenocopied by loss of the activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (Alcam)...
April 17, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427417/novel-trigenic-cacna1c-des-mypn-mutations-in-a-family-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-early-repolarization-and-short-qt-syndrome
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Yanhong Chen, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Dongxiao Zhu, Xihui Wang, Chonghao Chen, Ruijuan Zhuang, Jingjing Shi, Xueming Wu, Yijia Tao, Weidong Jin, Xiaoyan Wang, Dan Hu
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients with early repolarization (ER) pattern are at higher risk of ventricular arrhythmia, yet the genetic background of this situation has not been well investigated. Here we report novel trigenic mutations detected in a Chinese family of obstructive HCM with ER and short QT syndrome (SQTS). METHODS: Proband and family members underwent detailed medical assessments. DNAs were extracted from peripheral blood leukocytes for genetic screening with next generation method...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427061/emerging-insights-into-pathogenesis
#17
Edoardo Midena, Elisabetta Pilotto
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a frequent complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Persistent hyperglycemia leads to the activation of multiple cellular pathways involved in the pathogenesis of DR, resulting in increased inflammation, oxidative stress, and vascular dysfunction. DR has been considered a "chronic, low-grade inflammatory disease of the retina". However, an increasing body of evidence suggests that inflammation and neurodegeneration both occur in human diabetes even before the development of clinical signs of DR...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426531/high-fat-feeding-protects-mice-from-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-via-neutrophil-independent-mechanisms
#18
Michael R Wilson, Joanne E Petrie, Michael W Shaw, Cong Hu, Charlotte M Oakley, Samantha J Woods, Brijesh V Patel, Kieran P O'Dea, Masao Takata
OBJECTIVE: Obesity has a complex impact on acute respiratory distress syndrome patients, being associated with increased likelihood of developing the syndrome but reduced likelihood of dying. We propose that such observations are potentially explained by a model in which obesity influences the iatrogenic injury that occurs subsequent to intensive care admission. This study therefore investigated whether fat feeding protected mice from ventilator-induced lung injury. DESIGN: In vivo study...
April 19, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426158/a-novel-technique-for-decellularization-of-allogenic-nerves-and-in-vivo-study-of-their-use-for-peripheral-nerve-reconstruction
#19
F Boriani, N Fazio, C Fotia, L Savarino, N Nicoli Aldini, L Martini, N Zini, M Bernardini, N Baldini
Autografts represent the gold standard for peripheral nerve reconstruction but their limited availability, the discrepancy of nerve caliber and long surgical times are drawbacks. Allografts have therefore become a valid alternative option. In particular, acellular nerve allografts (ANAs) rather than fresh allografts do not need immunosuppression and appear to be safe and effective based on recent studies. An innovative method was conceived to obtain ANAs, so as to speed up nerve decellularization, without compromising nerve architecture, and without breaking the asepsis chain...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426141/melanocortin-2-3-and-4-receptor-gene-expressions-are-downregulated-in-cd8-t-cytotoxic-lymphocytes-and-cd19-b-lymphocytes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-responding-to-tnf%C3%AE-inhibition
#20
Marlene Andersen, Ivan Nagaev, Michael Kruse Meyer, Olga Nagaeva, Jarl Wikberg, Lucia Mincheva-Nilsson, Grethe Neumann Andersen
Melanocortin signaling in leukocyte subsets elicits anti-inflammatory and immune tolerance inducing effects in animal experimental inflammation. In man, however, the effects of melanocortin signaling in inflammatory conditions have scarcely been examined. We explored the differential reactions of melanocortin 1-5 receptor (MC1-5R) gene expressions in pathogenetic leukocyte subsets in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to treatment with TNFα inhibitor adalimumab. Seven patients with active RA donated blood at start and at three months treatment...
April 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
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