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Weibin Chen, Celine Gueguen, D Scott Smith, Josep Galceran, Jaume Puy, Encarnació Companys
This study evaluated the influence of dissolved organic matter (DOM) properties on the speciation of Pb, Zn and Cd. Six DOM samples were categorized into autochthonous and allochthonous source based on their absorbance and fluorescence properties. The concentration of free metal ions (CM2+) measured by titration using Absence of Gradient and Nernstian Equilibrium Stripping (AGNES) was compared with that predicted by Windermere Humic Aqueous Model (WHAM). At the same binding condition (pH, dissolved organic carbon, ionic strength, and total metal concentration) the allochthonous DOM showed a higher level of Pb binding than the autochthonous DOM (84- to 504-fold CPb2+ variation)...
March 2, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Caroline Schmitt, Hugo Lenglet, Angèle Yu, Constance Delaby, Arndt Benecke, Thibaud Lefebvre, Philippe Letteron, Valérie Paradis, Staffan Wahlin, Sverre Sandberg, Pauline Harper, Eliane Sardh, Arne Kristian Sandvik, Johannes R Hov, Aasne Karine Aarsand, Laurence Chiche, Céline Bazille, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Jordi To Figueras, Montserrat Carrascal, Joaquim Abian, Arienne Mirmiran, Zoubida Karim, Jean-Charles Deybach, Hervé Puy, Katell Peoc'h, Hana Manceau, Laurent Gouya
BACKGROUND: Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is an inherited disorder of heme metabolism characterized by life-threatening acute neurovisceral attacks due to the induction of hepatic δ-aminolevulinic acid synthase 1 (ALAS1) associated with hydroxymethylbilane synthase (HMBS) deficiency. So far, the treatment of choice is hemin which represses ALAS1. The main issue in the medical care of AIP patients is the occurrence of debilitating recurrent attacks. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether chronic hemin administration contributes to the recurrence of acute attacks...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
Margaux Luck, Caroline Schmitt, Neila Talbi, Laurent Gouya, Cédric Caradeuc, Hervé Puy, Gildas Bertho, Nicolas Pallet
Introduction: Metabolomic profiling combines Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy with supervised statistical analysis that might allow to better understanding the mechanisms of a disease. Objectives: In this study, the urinary metabolic profiling of individuals with porphyrias was performed to predict different types of disease, and to propose new pathophysiological hypotheses. Methods: Urine 1H-NMR spectra of 73 patients with asymptomatic acute intermittent porphyria (aAIP) and familial or sporadic porphyria cutanea tarda (f/sPCT) were compared using a supervised rule-mining algorithm...
2018: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
Yi-Dong Hong, Jian Zhang, Ming Zhuang, Wei Li, Puy-Uan Wu, Ru-Tian Li, Nan Hu, Bao-Xiang Bian, Zi-Yan Song, Feng-Lei Wu
Hypermethylation of the transcription factor AP-2 epsilon (TFAP2E) gene affects 5-fluorouridine (5-FU) resistance in gastric cancer (GC) patients. The epigenetic inhibitor 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine (DAC), which reverses DNA methylation by targeting DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), has potential to sensitize GC to 5-FU. Nevertheless, DNA demethylation only DAC transiently occurs since DAC is unstable in aqueous solutions, which limits its potential. Here we developed intelligent nanoparticles (NPs) comprising gelatinase with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and poly-ε-caprolactone) (PCL) to specifically deliver DAC (DAC-TNPs) to tumors...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Arnau Panisello-Roselló, Eva Verde, Alexandre Lopez, Marta Flores, Emma Folch-Puy, Anabela Rolo, Carlos Palmeira, Georgina Hotter, Teresa Carbonell, René Adam, Joan Roselló-Catafau
Institute Goeorges Lopez 1 (IGL-1) and Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate (HTK) preservation solutions are regularly used in clinical for liver transplantation besides University of Wisconsin (UW) solution and Celsior. Several clinical trials and experimental works have been carried out comparing all the solutions, however the comparative IGL-1 and HTK appraisals are poor; especially when they deal with the underlying protection mechanisms of the fatty liver graft during cold storage. Fatty livers from male obese Zücker rats were conserved for 24 h at 4 °C in IGL-1 or HTK preservation solutions...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Hugo Lenglet, Caroline Schmitt, Thomas Grange, Hana Manceau, Narjesse Karboul, Florian Bouchet-Crivat, Anne-Marie Robreau, Gael Nicolas, Jerôme Lamoril, Sylvie Simonin, Arienne Mirmiran, Karim Zoubida, Enrique Casalino, Jean-Charles Deybach, Hervé Puy, Katell Peoc'h, Laurent Gouya
Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is a disease affecting the heme biosynthesis pathway caused by mutations of the hydroxymethylbilane synthase (HMBS) gene. AIP is thought to display autosomal dominant inheritance with incomplete penetrance. We evaluated the prevalence, penetrance, and heritability of AIP, in families with the disease from the French reference center for porphyria (CFP) (602 overt patients; 1968 relatives) and the general population, using Exome Variant Server (EVS; 12,990 alleles) data. The pathogenicity of the 42 missense variants identified was assessed in silico, and in vitro, by measuring residual HMBS activity of the recombinant protein...
January 17, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
Thibaud Lefebvre, Niloofar Reihani, Raed Daher, Thierry Billette de Villemeur, Nadia Belmatoug, Christian Rose, Yves Colin-Aronovicz, Hervé Puy, Caroline Le Van Kim, Mélanie Franco, Zoubida Karim
Gaucher disease is an inherited deficiency of glucocerebrosidase leading to accumulation of glucosylceramide in tissues such as the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. The resulting lipid-laden macrophages lead to the appearance of Gaucher cells. Anemia associated with an unexplained hyperferritinemia is a frequent finding in Gaucher disease, but whether this pathogenesis is related to an iron metabolism disorder has remained unclear. To investigate this issue, we explored the iron status of a large cohort of 90 type I Gaucher disease patients, including 66 patients treated with enzyme replacement therapy...
January 5, 2018: Haematologica
Silvan Wick, Bart Baeyens, Maria Marques Fernandes, Andreas Voegelin
We investigated the adsorption of Tl+ onto purified Illite du Puy (IdP). Distribution coefficients (Kd) for trace Tl adsorption indicated a moderate pH-dependence from pH 2.5 to 11. Adsorption isotherms measured at Tl+ concentrations from 10-9 to 10-2 M at near-neutral pH on illite saturated with Na+ (100 mM), K+ (1 and 10 mM), NH4+ (10 mM) or Ca2+ (5 mM) revealed a high adsorption affinity of Tl+ in Na+- and Ca2+-electrolytes and strong competition with K+ and NH4+. Cation exchange selectivity coefficients for Tl+ with respect to Na+, K+, NH4+, and Ca2+ were derived using a 3-site sorption model...
December 29, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Ayman A Farag, Federico G De Puy, Fadi G Hage
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Rubén Vidal Montes, Antonio Miguel Martínez-Graña, José Ramón Martínez Catalán, Puy Ayarza Arribas, Francisco Javier Sánchez San Román, Caridad Zazo
The present work envisages the possible geometry of a contaminated plume of groundwater near hospital facilities by combining GIS (Geographic Information System) and geophysical methods. The rock underlying the soil and thin sedimentary cover of the study area is moderately fractured quartzite, which makes aquifers vulnerable to pollution. The GIS methodology is used to calculate the area that would be affected by the effluent source of residual water, based on algorithms that consider ground surface mapping (slopes, orientations, accumulated costs and cost per distance)...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Lou Grangeon, Laurent Puy, Vianney Gilard, Benjamin Hebant, Olivier Langlois, Stephane Derrey, Emmanuel Gerardin, David Maltete, Evelyne Guegan-Massardier, Nicolas Magne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Gabriel Bricard, Octavia Cadassou, Laure-Estelle Cassagnes, Emeline Cros-Perrial, Léa Payen-Gay, Jean-Yves Puy, Isabelle Lefebvre-Tournier, Maria Grazia Tozzi, Charles Dumontet, Lars Petter Jordheim
The cytosolic 5'-nucleotidase cN-II is a highly conserved enzyme implicated in nucleotide metabolism. Based on recent observations suggesting additional roles not directly associated to its enzymatic activity, we studied human cancer cell models with basal or decreased cN-II expression. We developed cancer cells with stable inhibition of cN-II expression by transfection of shRNA-coding plasmids, and studied their biology. We show that human breast cancer cells MDA-MB-231 with decreased cN-II expression better adapt to the disappearance of glucose in growth medium under normoxic conditions than cells with a baseline expression level...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
Sigismond Lasocki, Hervé Puy, Grégoire Mercier, Sylvain Lehmann
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency (ID) is frequent but difficult to diagnose in critically ill patients. ID may be responsible for prolonged post-ICU hospital stays, since it results in fatigue, muscle weakness and anaemia. Hepcidin, the key iron metabolism hormone, may be a good marker of ID in these patients. The aim of this study is to determine whether using mass spectrometry hepcidin determination to diagnose (and treat) ID after prolonged ICU stays may reduce patients' subsequent hospital stays and costs in comparison with conventional (ferritin) methods...
December 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Yvette Y Yien, Sarah Ducamp, Lisa N van der Vorm, Julia R Kardon, Hana Manceau, Caroline Kannengiesser, Hector A Bergonia, Martin D Kafina, Zoubida Karim, Laurent Gouya, Tania A Baker, Hervé Puy, John D Phillips, Gaël Nicolas, Barry H Paw
Loss-of-function mutations in genes for heme biosynthetic enzymes can give rise to congenital porphyrias, eight forms of which have been described. The genetic penetrance of the porphyrias is clinically variable, underscoring the role of additional causative, contributing, and modifier genes. We previously discovered that the mitochondrial AAA+ unfoldase ClpX promotes heme biosynthesis by activation of δ-aminolevulinate synthase (ALAS), which catalyzes the first step of heme synthesis. CLPX has also been reported to mediate heme-induced turnover of ALAS...
September 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Mireia Lao, Encarnació Companys, Liping Weng, Jaume Puy, Josep Galceran
Free concentrations of Zn2+ , Fe3+ , Ca2+ and Mg2+ in a red wine (Raimat, Catalonia, Spain) have been determined, with the Donnan Membrane Technique (DMT) for the first time. The required equilibration time benefits from the acceptor solution including major cations. K+ and Na+ , mainly unbound to any ligand in the sample, have been identified as suitable reference ions. A free Zn concentration of 1.76μmolL-1 determined with DMT was in excellent agreement with the free Zn concentration independently provided by the electroanalytical technique Absence of Gradients and Nernstian Equilibrium Stripping (AGNES), 1...
January 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Laurent Puy, François De Guio, Ophélia Godin, Marco Duering, Martin Dichgans, Hugues Chabriat, Eric Jouvent
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral microbleeds are associated with an increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage. Recent data suggest that microbleeds may also predict the risk of incident ischemic stroke. However, these results were observed in elderly individuals undertaking various medications and for whom causes of microbleeds and ischemic stroke may differ. We aimed to test the relationship between the presence of microbleeds and incident stroke in CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy With Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy)-a severe monogenic small vessel disease known to be responsible for both highly prevalent microbleeds and a high incidence of ischemic stroke in young patients...
October 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Jaume Puy-Llovera, Clara Pérez-Ràfols, Núria Serrano, José Manuel Díaz-Cruz, Cristina Ariño, Miquel Esteban
A novel selenium based screen-printed electrode was developed based on the immobilization of selenocystine on aryl diazonium salt monolayers anchored to a carbon-nanofiber screen-printed electrode support (SeCyst-SPCNFE). SeCyst-SPCNFE was analytically compared to a screen-printed carbon nanofiber electrode modified with L-Cystine (Cyst-SPCNFE) for the determination of Pb(II) and Cd(II) by stripping voltammetric techniques. Their analytical performance suggests that SeCyst-SPCNFE could be a much better alternative for metal ion determination at trace levels than Cyst-SPCNFE...
December 1, 2017: Talanta
M Barbay, H Taillia, C Nedelec-Ciceri, A Arnoux, L Puy, E Wiener, S Canaple, C Lamy, O Godefroy, M Roussel
The presence of vascular neurocognitive impairment (whatever the severity) is always associated with a functional impact and increased risk of dependency and institutionalization. However, vascular cognitive impairment remains underdiagnosed, and the mechanisms underlying post-stroke cognitive disorders are still poorly understood. However, the advent of new criteria and a standardized international neuropsychological battery is expected to lead to improved diagnosis and management, and the development of novel techniques (such as brain imaging and amyloid PET) should improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying vascular cognitive impairment and help to identify potential targets for therapy...
July 2017: Revue Neurologique
Pierre Amato, Muriel Joly, Ludovic Besaury, Anne Oudart, Najwa Taib, Anne I Moné, Laurent Deguillaume, Anne-Marie Delort, Didier Debroas
Clouds are key components in Earth's functioning. In addition of acting as obstacles to light radiations and chemical reactors, they are possible atmospheric oases for airborne microorganisms, providing water, nutrients and paths to the ground. Microbial activity was previously detected in clouds, but the microbial community that is active in situ remains unknown. Here, microbial communities in cloud water collected at puy de Dôme Mountain's meteorological station (1465 m altitude, France) were fixed upon sampling and examined by high-throughput sequencing from DNA and RNA extracts, so as to identify active species among community members...
2017: PloS One
Federico G De Puy, Ayman A Farag, Vineet Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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