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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445944/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-overexpression-protects-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyopathy-by-multiple-mechanisms-in-rats
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Hui Ma, Jing Kong, Yu-Lin Wang, Jun-Long Li, Nai-Hao Hei, Xin-Ran Cao, Jing-Jing Yang, Wen-Jiang Yan, Wen-Jing Liang, Hong-Yan Dai, Bo Dong
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is considered a potential therapeutic target of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to explore the effects of ACE2 overexpression on doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy in rats. Rats were randomly divided into treatment and control groups. The rats of treatment group were injected intraperitoneally with 6 doses of doxorubicin (2.5 mg/kg) within a period of two weeks. Two weeks after the initial injection of doxorubicin, these rats were randomly divided into Mock, Ad-EGFP, Ad-ACE2, and Cilazapril groups...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445822/identification-of-the-inactivating-factors-and-mechanisms-exerted-on-ms2-coliphage-in-concentrated-synthetic-urine
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Wakana Oishi, Daisuke Sano, Loic Decrey, Syunsuke Kadoya, Tamar Kohn, Naoyuki Funamizu
Volume reduction (condensation) is a key for the practical usage of human urine as a fertilizer because it enables the saving of storage space and the reduction of transportation cost. However, concentrated urine may carry infectious disease risks resulting from human pathogens frequently present in excreta, though the survival of pathogens in concentrated urine is not well understood. In this study, the inactivation of MS2 coliphage, a surrogate for single-stranded RNA human enteric viruses, in concentrated synthetic urine was investigated...
April 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445527/enhanced-functional-connectivity-and-volume-between-cognitive-and-reward-centers-of-na%C3%A3-ve-rodent-brain-produced-by-pro-dopaminergic-agent-kb220z
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Marcelo Febo, Kenneth Blum, Rajendra D Badgaiyan, Pablo D Perez, Luis M Colon-Perez, Panayotis K Thanos, Craig F Ferris, Praveen Kulkarni, John Giordano, David Baron, Mark S Gold
Dopaminergic reward dysfunction in addictive behaviors is well supported in the literature. There is evidence that alterations in synchronous neural activity between brain regions subserving reward and various cognitive functions may significantly contribute to substance-related disorders. This study presents the first evidence showing that a pro-dopaminergic nutraceutical (KB220Z) significantly enhances, above placebo, functional connectivity between reward and cognitive brain areas in the rat. These include the nucleus accumbens, anterior cingulate gyrus, anterior thalamic nuclei, hippocampus, prelimbic and infralimbic loci...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445487/bmt-decreases-hfd-induced-weight-gain-associated-with-decreased-preadipocyte-number-and-insulin-secretion
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Saeed Katiraei, Lisa R Hoving, Lianne van Beek, Sharida Mohamedhoesein, Françoise Carlotti, Janna A van Diepen, Patrick C N Rensen, Mihai G Netea, Ko Willems van Dijk, Jimmy F P Berbée, Vanessa van Harmelen
Experimental bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in mice is commonly used to assess the role of immune cell-specific genes in various pathophysiological settings. The application of BMT in obesity research is hampered by the significant reduction in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity. We set out to characterize metabolic tissues that may be affected by the BMT procedure and impair the HFD-induced response. Male C57BL/6 mice underwent syngeneic BMT using lethal irradiation. After a recovery period of 8 weeks they were fed a low-fat diet (LFD) or HFD for 16 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445363/indomethacin-enhances-fat-graft-retention-by-up-regulating-adipogenic-genes-and-reducing-inflammation
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Weiqing Zhan, Shaun S Tan, Xiaolian Han, Jason A Palmer, Geraldine M Mitchell, Wayne A Morrison
BACKGROUND: Cell-assisted lipotransfer has been promisingly applied to restore soft-tissue defects in plastic surgery; however, the harvesting of stromal vascular fraction increases morbidity and poses potential safety hazards. The authors investigated whether adding indomethacin, an antiinflammatory proadipogenic drug, to the fat graft at the time of transplantation would enhance the final graft volume compared with cell-assisted lipotransfer. METHODS: In vitro, human adipose-derived stem cells were cultured in conditioned growth media supplemented with various doses of indomethacin to investigate adipogenesis and the expression of the adipogenic genes...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445139/pannexin1-knockout-and-blockade-reduces-ischemic-stroke-injury-in-female-but-not-in-male-mice
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Moises Freitas-Andrade, John F Bechberger, Brian A MacVicar, Victor Viau, Christian C Naus
The membrane channel Pannexin 1 (Panx1) mediates apoptotic and inflammatory signaling cascades in injured neurons, responses previously shown to be sexually dimorphic under ischemic conditions. We tested the hypothesis that Panx1 plays an underlying role in mediating sex differences in stroke outcome responses. Middle-aged, 8-9 month old male and female wild type and Panx1 KO mice were subjected to permanent middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion, and infarct size and astrocyte and microglia activation were assessed 4 days later...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445110/normobaric-hypoxia-increases-the-growth-hormone-response-to-maximal-resistance-exercise-in-trained-men
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Dean Filopoulos, Stuart J Cormack, Douglas G Whyte
This study examined the effect of hypoxia on growth hormone (GH) release during an acute bout of high-intensity, low-volume resistance exercise. Using a single-blinded, randomised crossover design, 16 resistance-trained males completed two resistance exercise sessions in normobaric hypoxia (HYP; inspiratory oxygen fraction, (FiO2) 0.12, arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) 82 ± 2%) and normoxia (NOR; FiO2 0.21, SpO2 98 ± 0%). Each session consisted of five sets of three repetitions of 45° leg press and bench press at 85% of one repetition maximum...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444883/approaches-for-optimising-intravenous-iron-dosing-in-pregnancy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Luke E Grzeskowiak, Alaa Qassim, Bill Jeffries, Rosalie M Grivell
AIMS: To examine the relationship between dose of intravenous iron administered during pregnancy according to different maternal body weight measures and subsequent treatment response. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of pregnant women with confirmed iron deficiency anaemia who received intravenous iron polymaltose at a tertiary teaching hospital in Australia from January 1(st) , 2014 to January 31(st) , 2016. Diagnosis of anaemia and/or iron deficiency, infusion dosage characteristics, and haematological parameters were collected from paper-based case notes and electronic records...
April 26, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444441/the-activity-of-the-rectal-gland-of-the-north-pacific-spiny-dogfish-squalus-suckleyi-is-glucose-dependent-and-stimulated-by-glucagon-like-peptide-1
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Courtney A Deck, W Gary Anderson, J Michael Conlon, Patrick J Walsh
Elasmobranchs possess a specialised organ, the rectal gland, which is responsible for excreting sodium chloride via the posterior intestine. Previous work has indicated that the gland may be activated by a number of hormones, some of which are likely related to the salt or volume loads associated with feeding. Furthermore, evidence exists for the gland being glucose dependent which is atypical for an elasmobranch tissue. In this study, the presence of sodium-glucose co-transporters (SGLTs) in the rectal gland and their regulation by feeding were investigated...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444398/plasma-transfusion-demystified-a-review-of-the-key-factors-influencing-the-response-to-plasma-transfusion
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Allen W Bryan, Elizabeth M Staley, Timothy Kennell, Alexander Z Feldman, Lance A Williams, Huy P Pham
Many studies have suggested that inappropriate plasma usage is common. An important factor contributing to futile plasma administration in most patients is the nonlinear relationship between coagulation-factor levels and the volume of plasma transfused. In this review, a validated mathematical model and data from the literature will be used to illuminate 3 key properties of plasma transfusion. Those properties are as follows: the effect of plasma transfusion on international normalized ratio (INR) is transient; for the same volume of transfused plasma, a greater reduction in INR is observed at higher initial INRs; and the effect of plasma transfusion on INR correction (ie, the difference between initial and final INRs) diminishes as more plasma is transfused...
April 24, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444079/use-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-due-to-accidental-chlorine-inhalation-a-case-report
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Adriano Medina Matos, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Oliveira, Mauro Martins Lippi, Rodrigo Ryoji Takatani, Wilson de Oliveira
Acute respiratory distress syndrome is characterized by diffuse inflammatory lung injury and is classified as mild, moderate, and severe. Clinically, hypoxemia, bilateral opacities in lung images, and decreased pulmonary compliance are observed. Sepsis is one of the most prevalent causes of this condition (30 - 50%). Among the direct causes of acute respiratory distress syndrome, chlorine inhalation is an uncommon cause, generating mucosal and airway irritation in most cases. We present a case of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome after accidental inhalation of chlorine in a swimming pool, with noninvasive ventilation used as a treatment with good response in this case...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444075/applicability-of-respiratory-variations-in-stroke-volume-and-its-surrogates-for-dynamic-fluid-responsiveness-prediction-in-critically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review-of-the-prevalence-of-required-conditions
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Leandro Utino Taniguchi, Fernando Godinho Zampieri, Antonio Paulo Nassar
Objective: The present systematic review searched for published data on the prevalence of required conditions for proper assessment in critically ill patients. Methods: The Medline, Scopus and Web of Science databases were searched to identify studies that evaluated the prevalence of validated conditions for the fluid responsiveness assessment using respiratory variations in the stroke volume or another surrogate in adult critically ill patients. The primary outcome was the suitability of the fluid responsiveness evaluation...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443875/investigating-anomalous-thermal-expansion-of-copper-halides-by-inelastic-neutron-scattering-and-ab-initio-phonon-calculations
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Abhijith M Gopakumar, M K Gupta, R Mittal, S Rols, S L Chaplot
We investigate the detailed lattice dynamics of copper halides, CuX (X = Cl, Br, and I), using neutron inelastic scattering measurements and ab initio calculations aimed at a comparative study of their thermal expansion behavior. We identify the low energy phonons which soften with pressure and are responsible for negative thermal expansion. The eigenvector analysis of these modes suggests that softening of the transverse-acoustic modes would lead to NTE in these compounds. The calculations are in very good agreement with our measurements of phonon spectra and thermal expansion behavior as reported in the literature...
April 26, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443832/protective-buffering-capacity-of-restorative-dental-materials-in-vitro
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Markus Fuss, Michael J Wicht, Thomas Attin, Sonja H M Derman, Michael J Noack
PURPOSE: To investigate the buffering capacity of restorative materials during a simulated carious and intrinsic erosive attack. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cavities with a volume of 130 μl were milled (Cerec MC XL) out of blocks of Ceram X Mono (CM), Quixfil (QX), Filtek Supreme (FS), Apa Fill 3 (AF), an experimental dual-curing composite containing a bioactive glass (EX), Dyract eXtra (DY), Beautifil (BE), Equia Fil (EQ), Telio CAD (TL) (negative control), TheraCal (TC; positive control), and extracted teeth (ED)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443680/periodic-breathing-during-incremental-exercise
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Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Ugo Corrà, Michele Emdin
Periodic breathing during incremental cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a regularly recurring waxing and waning of tidal volume due to oscillations in central respiratory drive. Periodic breathing is a sign of respiratory control system instability, which may occur at rest or during exercise. The possible mechanisms responsible of exertional periodic breathing might be related to any instability of the ventilatory regulation caused by: 1) increased circulatory delay (i.e., circulation time from the lung to the brain and chemoreceptors, due to reduced cardiac index leading to delay in information transfer), 2) increase in controller gain (i...
April 26, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443291/a-review-of-the-development-of-tumor-vasculature-and-its-effects-on-the-tumor-microenvironment
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Jake C Forster, Wendy M Harriss-Phillips, Michael Jj Douglass, Eva Bezak
BACKGROUND: The imbalance of angiogenic regulators in tumors drives tumor angiogenesis and causes the vasculature to develop much differently in tumors than in normal tissue. There are several cancer therapy techniques currently being used and developed that target the tumor vasculature for the treatment of solid tumors. This article reviews the aspects of the tumor vasculature that are relevant to most cancer therapies but particularly to vascular targeting techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a review of identified experiments in which tumors were transplanted into animals to study the development of the tumor vasculature with tumor growth...
2017: Hypoxia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443101/characterization-of-soybean-genetically-modified-for-drought-tolerance-in-field-conditions
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Renata Fuganti-Pagliarini, Leonardo C Ferreira, Fabiana A Rodrigues, Hugo B C Molinari, Silvana R R Marin, Mayla D C Molinari, Juliana Marcolino-Gomes, Liliane M Mertz-Henning, José R B Farias, Maria C N de Oliveira, Norman Neumaier, Norihito Kanamori, Yasunari Fujita, Junya Mizoi, Kazuo Nakashima, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, Alexandre L Nepomuceno
Drought is one of the most stressful environmental factor causing yield and economic losses in many soybean-producing regions. In the last decades, transcription factors (TFs) are being used to develop genetically modified plants more tolerant to abiotic stresses. Dehydration responsive element binding (DREB) and ABA-responsive element-binding (AREB) TFs were introduced in soybean showing improved drought tolerance, under controlled conditions. However, these results may not be representative of the way in which plants behave over the entire season in the real field situation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443021/functional-and-biochemical-endothelial-profiling-in-vivo-in-a-murine-model-of-endothelial-dysfunction-comparison-of-effects-of-1-methylnicotinamide-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor
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Anna Bar, Mariola Olkowicz, Urszula Tyrankiewicz, Edyta Kus, Krzysztof Jasinski, Ryszard T Smolenski, Tomasz Skorka, Stefan Chlopicki
Although it is known that 1-methylnicotinamide (MNA) displays vasoprotective activity in mice, as yet the effect of MNA on endothelial function has not been demonstrated in vivo. Here, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) we profile the effects of MNA on endothelial phenotype in mice with atherosclerosis (ApoE/LDLR(-/-)) in vivo, in comparison to angiotensin (Ang) -converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (perindopril), with known vasoprotective activity. On a biochemical level, we analyzed whether MNA- or perindopril-induced improvement in endothelial function results in changes in ACE/Ang II-ACE2/Ang-(1-7) balance, and L-arginine/asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) ratio...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442903/magnetic-and-ph-dual-responsive-mesoporous-silica-nanocomposites-for-effective-and-low-toxic-photodynamic-therapy
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Jieqiong Zhan, Zhiqiang Ma, Dan Wang, Xinfang Li, Xiangui Li, Lijing Le, Anfeng Kang, Pengwei Hu, Lan She, Feng Yang
Nonspecific targeting, large doses and phototoxicity severely hamper the clinical effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT). In this work, superparamagnetic Fe3O4 mesoporous silica nanoparticles grafted by pH-responsive block polymer polyethylene glycol-b-poly(aspartic acid) (PEG-b-PAsp) were fabricated to load the model photosensitizer rose bengal (RB) in the aim of enhancing the efficiency of PDT. Compared to free RB, the nanocomposites (polyethylene glycol-b-polyaspartate-modified rose bengal-loaded magnetic mesoporous silica [RB-MMSNs]) could greatly enhance the cellular uptake due to their effective endocytosis by mouse melanoma B16 cell and exhibited higher induced apoptosis although with little dark toxicity...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442899/approaches-to-drug-therapy-for-copd-in-russia-a-proposed-therapeutic-algorithm
#20
Kirill A Zykov, Svetlana I Ovcharenko
Until recently, there have been few clinical algorithms for the management of patients with COPD. Current evidence-based clinical management guidelines can appear to be complex, and they lack clear step-by-step instructions. For these reasons, we chose to create a simple and practical clinical algorithm for the management of patients with COPD, which would be applicable to real-world clinical practice, and which was based on clinical symptoms and spirometric parameters that would take into account the pathophysiological heterogeneity of COPD...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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