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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821643/changes-in-the-excitability-of-neocortical-neurons-in-a-mouse-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-are-not-specific-to-corticospinal-neurons-and-are-modulated-by-advancing-disease
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Juhyun Kim, Ethan G Hughes, Ashwin S Shetty, Paola Arlotta, Loyal A Goff, Dwight E Bergles, Solange P Brown
Cell-type specific changes in neuronal excitability have been proposed to contribute to the selective degeneration of corticospinal neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and to neocortical hyperexcitability, a prominent feature of both inherited and sporadic variants of the disease, but the mechanisms underlying selective loss of specific cell types in ALS are not known. We analyzed the physiological properties of distinct classes of cortical neurons in the motor cortex of hSOD1(G93A) mice of both sexes and found that they all exhibit increases in intrinsic excitability that depend on disease stage...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821234/incident-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-household-contacts-of-infectious-tuberculosis-patients-in-brazil
#2
Edward C Jones-López, Carlos Acuña-Villaorduña, Geisa Fregona, Patricia Marques-Rodrigues, Laura F White, David Jamil Hadad, Lucilia Pereira Dutra-Molina, Solange Vinhas, Avery I McIntosh, Mary Gaeddert, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues, Padmini Salgame, Moises Palaci, David Alland, Jerrold J Ellner, Reynaldo Dietze
BACKGROUND: In household contact investigations of tuberculosis (TB), a second tuberculin skin test (TST) obtained several weeks after a first negative result consistently identifies individuals that undergo TST conversion. It remains unclear whether this delay in M. tuberculosis infection is related to differences in the infectious exposure, TST boosting, partial host resistance, or some other factor. METHODS: We conducted a household contact study Vitória, Brazil...
August 18, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817639/impacts-of-forest-restoration-on-water-yield-a-systematic-review
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Solange Filoso, Maíra Ometto Bezerra, Katherine C B Weiss, Margaret A Palmer
BACKGROUND: Enhancing water provision services is a common target in forest restoration projects worldwide due to growing concerns over freshwater scarcity. However, whether or not forest cover expansion or restoration can improve water provision services is still unclear and highly disputed. PURPOSE: The goal of this review is to provide a balanced and impartial assessment of the impacts of forest restoration and forest cover expansion on water yields as informed by the scientific literature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812184/ozone-generated-by-air-purifier-in-low-concentrations-friend-or-foe
#4
Larissa Vivan Cestonaro, Ana Maria Marcolan, Luciana Grazziotin Rossato-Grando, Ana Paula Anzolin, Gabriela Goethel, Angélica Vilani, Solange Cristina Garcia, Charise Dallazem Bertol
Ozone helps decontamination environments due to its oxidative power, however present toxicity when it is in high concentrations, by long periods of exposition. This study aimed to assess the safety of ozone generator air purifier at concentrations of 0.05 ppm in rats exposed to 3 and 24 h/day for 14 and 28 days. No significant differences are observed between groups in clinical signs, feed and water intake, relative body weight gain and relative weight of organs, macroscopy and microscopy of lungs, and oxidative plasma assay...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811962/an-ror1-bi-specific-t-cell-engager-provides-effective-targeting-and-cytotoxicity-against-a-range-of-solid-tumors
#5
Satyen Harish Gohil, Solange Rosa Paredes-Moscosso, Micaela Harrasser, Marzia Vezzalini, Aldo Scarpa, Emma Morris, Andrew M Davidoff, Claudio Sorio, Amit Chunilal Nathwani, Marco Della Peruta
We have developed a humanized bi-specific T-cell engager (BiTE) targeting receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 1 (ROR1), a cell surface antigen present on a range of malignancies and cancer-initiating cells. Focusing initially on pancreatic cancer, we demonstrated that our ROR1 BiTE results in T cell mediated and antigen-specific cytotoxicity against ROR1-expressing pancreatic cancer cell lines in vitro at exceedingly low concentrations (0.1 ng/mL) and low effector to target ratios. Our BiTE prevented engraftment of pancreatic tumor xenografts in murine models and reduced the size of established subcutaneous tumors by at least 3-fold...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811206/production-and-physicochemical-properties-of-carboxymethyl-cellulose-films-enriched-with-spent-coffee-grounds-polysaccharides
#6
Lina F Ballesteros, Miguel A Cerqueira, José A Teixeira, Solange I Mussatto
Extracts rich in polysaccharides were obtained by alkali pretreatment (PA) or autohydrolysis (PB) of spent coffee grounds, and incorporated into a carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)-based film aiming at the development of bio-based films with new functionalities. Different concentrations of PA or PB (up to 0.20% w/v) were added to the CMC-based film and the physicochemical properties of the final films were determined. Scanning electronic microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, as well as determinations of optical and mechanical properties, moisture content, solubility, water vapor permeability, contact angle and sorption isotherms were performed...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804607/effects-of-buprenorphine-in-the-adrenal-thyroid-and-cytokine-intra-operative-responses-in-a-rat-model-rattus-norvegicus-a-preliminary-study
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Nuno M Félix, Rodolfo O Leal, I Goy-Thollot, Ronald S Walton, Solange A Gil, Luísa M Mateus, Ana S Matos, Maria M R E Niza
OBJECTIVES: Buprenorphine is a common analgesic in experimental research, due to effectiveness and having few side-effects, including a limited influence in the immune and endocrine systems. However, how buprenorphine affects cytokine levels and the adrenal and thyroid response during general anesthesia and surgery is incompletely understood. This study aimed to assess whether buprenorphine modulated significantly those responses in rats submitted to general anesthesia, mechanical ventilation, and surgical insertion of intravascular catheters...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802138/inhibition-of-bioenergetic-metabolism-by-the-combination-of-metformin-and-2-deoxyglucose-highly-decreases-viability-of-feline-mammary-carcinoma-cells
#8
María Florencia Arbe, Chiara Fondello, Lucrecia Agnetti, Gabriel Martín Álvarez, Matías Nicolás Tellado, Gerardo Claudio Glikin, Liliana María Elena Finocchiaro, Marcela Solange Villaverde
Feline mammary carcinoma (FMC) is a highly aggressive pathology that has been proposed as an interesting model of breast cancer disease, especially for the hormone refractory subgroup. Recently, cancer cell metabolism has been described as a hallmark of cancer cells. Here, we investigate the effects and mechanism of metabolic modulation by metformin (MET, anti-diabetic drug), 2-deoxyglucose (2DG, hexokinase inhibitor) or a combination of both drugs, MET/2DG on two established FMC cells lines: AlRB (HER2 (3+) and Ki67<5%) and AlRATN (HER2 (-) and Ki67>15%)...
August 3, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801774/bcl-2-antigen-expression-in-luminal-a-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#9
Carla Solange Escórcio-Dourado, Luana Mota Martins, Camila Maria Simplício-Revoredo, Fabiane Araújo Sampaio, Cléciton Braga Tavares, João Paulo da Silva-Sampaio, Umbelina Soares Borges, Francisco Adelton Alves-Ribeiro, Pedro Vitor Lopes-Costa, José Charles Lima-Dourado, Benedito Borges da Silva
Biomarkers for the prognosis of breast cancer have been routinely used in clinical practice, including the expression of hormone receptors, Ki-67 and HER-2. More recently, Bcl-2 has been recognized as an important prognostic factor in breast cancer, although controversies persist with respect to the significance of its expression. The aim of the present study was to evaluate Bcl-2 antigen expression in luminal A and triple-negative breast cancer. Sixty women with invasive ductal carcinoma were included in the study and divided into two groups: Group A (luminal A) and Group B (triple-negative), with 30 cases in each group...
August 11, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796286/effect-of-ingredients-on-the-quality-of-gluten-free-sorghum-pasta
#10
Pablo Martín Palavecino, Mariela Cecilia Bustos, María Belén Heinzmann Alabí, Melani Solange Nicolazzi, María Cecilia Penci, Pablo Daniel Ribotta
Sorghum is an underutilized cereal in human food production, despite its flour being a potential gluten-free (GF) source in the development of several foods. Thus, the aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the effects and interactions of different ingredients on cooking quality and texture of GF pasta. Egg albumen (A), egg powder (E), xanthan gum (X), and pregelatinized corn starch (P) were used as ingredients, and Box-Behnken experimental design was applied to study the effects of these ingredients on pasta cooking behavior, color, and texture attributes...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780646/a-comparative-study-of-ki-67-antigen-expression-between-luminal-a-and-triple-negative-subtypes-of-breast-cancer
#11
Umbelina Soares Borges, Danylo Rafhael Costa-Silva, João Paulo da Silva-Sampaio, Carla Solange Escórcio-Dourado, Airton Mendes Conde, Viriato Campelo, Luiz Henrique Gebrim, Benedito Borges da Silva, Pedro Vitor Lopes-Costa
Tumor biomarkers such as hormone receptors, HER-2 and Ki-67 are used routinely in clinical practice for classification of molecular subtypes of breast cancer. Cell proliferation evaluated by Ki-67 antigen expression is important to determine tumor aggressiveness. However, there is a paucity of studies comparing Ki-67 expression in an expressive number of cells among molecular subtypes of breast cancer, particularly among less and more aggressive tumors, such as luminal A and triple-negative, which have led us to the present study...
September 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774303/comparison-of-anti-malarial-drugs-efficacy-in-the-treatment-of-uncomplicated-malaria-in-african-children-and-adults-using-network-meta-analysis
#12
Solange Whegang Youdom, Rachida Tahar, Leonardo K Basco
BACKGROUND: Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and novel drug combinations are available and used in African countries to treat uncomplicated malaria. Network meta-analysis methods are rarely and poorly applied for the comparison of their efficacies. This method was applied on a set of randomized controlled trials to illustrate its usefulness. METHODS: A literature review available in Pubmed was conducted in July 2016. Eligible studies, conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, published between 2002 and 2016, focused on randomized controlled trials of at least two artemisinin-based combinations to treat uncomplicated malaria in children and adults...
August 3, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768158/differential-effects-of-stress-on-fear-learning-and-activation-of-the-amygdala-in-pre-adolescent-and-adult-male-rats
#13
Georgia Barbayannis, Daly Franco, Solange Wong, Josselyn Galdamez, Russell D Romeo, Elizabeth P Bauer
Adolescence is accompanied by the maturation of several stress-responsive areas of the brain including the amygdala, a key region for the acquisition and expression of conditioned fear. These changes may contribute to the development of stress-related disorders in adolescence, such as anxiety and depression, and increase the susceptibility to these psychopathologies later in life. Here, we assessed the effects of acute restraint stress on fear learning and amygdala activation in pre-adolescent and adult male rats...
July 30, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767072/insights-into-the-mechanisms-involved-in-strong-hemorrhage-and-dermonecrosis-induced-by-atroxlysin-ia-a-pi-class-snake-venom-metalloproteinase
#14
Luciana Aparecida Freitas-de-Sousa, Mônica Colombini, Mônica Lopes-Ferreira, Solange M T Serrano, Ana Maria Moura-da-Silva
Hemorrhage is the most prominent effect of snake venom metalloproteinases (SVMPs) in human envenomation. The capillary injury is a multifactorial effect caused by hydrolysis of the components of the basement membrane (BM). The PI and PIII classes of SVMPs are abundant in viperid venoms and hydrolyze BM components. However, hemorrhage is associated mostly with PIII-class SVMPs that contain non-catalytic domains responsible for the binding of SVMPs to BM proteins, facilitating enzyme accumulation in the tissue and enhancing its catalytic efficiency...
August 2, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764044/encapsulation-of-antioxidant-phenolic-compounds-extracted-from-spent-coffee-grounds-by-freeze-drying-and-spray-drying-using-different-coating-materials
#15
Lina F Ballesteros, Monica J Ramirez, Carlos E Orrego, José A Teixeira, Solange I Mussatto
Freeze-drying and spray-drying techniques were evaluated for encapsulation of phenolic compounds (PC) extracted from spent coffee grounds. Additionally, the use of maltodextrin, gum arabic and a mixture of these components (ratio 1:1) as wall material to retain the PC and preserve their antioxidant activity was also assessed. The contents of PC and flavonoids (FLA), as well as the antioxidant activity of the encapsulated samples were determined in order to verify the efficiency of each studied condition. Additional analyses for characterization of the samples were also performed...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764032/phenolic-acids-and-flavonoids-of-peanut-by-products-antioxidant-capacity-and-antimicrobial-effects
#16
Adriano Costa de Camargo, Marisa Aparecida Bismara Regitano-d'Arce, Gabriela Boscariol Rasera, Solange Guidolin Canniatti-Brazaca, Leonardo do Prado-Silva, Verônica Ortiz Alvarenga, Anderson S Sant'Ana, Fereidoon Shahidi
Peanut skin (PS) and meal from dry-blanched peanuts (MDBP) were evaluated as sources of phenolic compounds. PS rendered the highest total phenolic content, antioxidant capacity towards ABTS radical cation, DPPH and hydroxyl radicals as well as reducing power. Phenolic acids were present in PS and MDBP whereas proanthocyanidins and monomeric flavonoids were found only in PS as identified by HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS(n). Procyanidin-rich extracts prevented oxidation in non-irradiated and gamma-irradiated fish model system...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755634/validation-study-of-a-new-method-for-sexual-prediction-based-on-cbct-analysis-of-maxillary-sinus-and-mandibular-canal
#17
Thiago de Oliveira Gamba, Mayra Cristina Yamasaki, Francisco Carlos Groppo, Heraldo Luis Dias da Silveira, Solange Maria de Almeida Boscolo, Gerard C H Sanderink, W Erwin R Berkhout
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of two craniometric methods for sexual prediction (SP) using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the Dutch population and to construct a formula for each method and then the two combined. DESIGN: One-hundred sixty CBCT images were selected from a Dutch database (80 males and 80 females). The images were analyzed by two examiners taking seven measurements in the maxillary sinus (MS) region (first method) and nine in the mandibular canal (MC) region (second method)...
July 21, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753236/blood-spinal-cord-barrier-breakdown-and-pericyte-deficiency-in-peripheral-neuropathy
#18
Reine-Solange Sauer, Juliane Kirchner, Shaobing Yang, Liu Hu, Mathias Leinders, Claudia Sommer, Alexander Brack, Heike L Rittner
The blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) prevents leakage of molecules, such as pronociceptive mediators, into the spinal cord, but its role in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain is not completely understood. Rats with chronic constriction injury (CCI) develop mechanical allodynia, thermal hypersensitivity, and reduced motor performance (Rota-Rod test) compared with sham-injured mice-similar to mice with spared nerve injury (SNI). The BSCB becomes permeable for small and large tracers 1 day after nerve ligation...
July 28, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750356/combined-calcitriol-and-menadione-reduces-experimental-murine-triple-negative-breast-tumor
#19
Luciana Bohl, Solange Guizzardi, Valeria Rodríguez, Lucila Hinrichsen, Viviana Rozados, David Cremonezzi, Nori Tolosa de Talamoni, Gabriela Picotto
BACKGROUND: Calcitriol (D) or 1,25(OH)2D3 inhibits the growth of several tumor cells including breast cancer cells, by activating cell death pathways. Menadione (MEN), a glutathione-depleting compound, may be used to potentiate the antiproliferative actions of D on cancer cells. We have previously shown in vitro that MEN improved D-induced growth arrest on breast cancer cell lines, inducing oxidative stress and DNA damage via ROS generation. Treatment with MEN+D resulted more effective than D or MEN alone...
July 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749700/radiographic-diagnosis-of-root-fractures-a-systematic-review-meta-analyses-and-sources-of-heterogeneity
#20
Fernanda Cristina Sales Salineiro, Solange Kobayashi-Velasco, Mariana Minatel Braga, Marcelo Gusmão Paraiso Cavalcanti
OBJECTIVE: Many studies to evaluate the accuracy of root fracture diagnosis have been conducted. However, there is a scarcity of studies to assess the quality and the sources of heterogeneity in the literature. For this reason, the aim of this study was to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses to summarize the available evidence on detection of root fractures by CBCT and PR images and the interference of artifact by investigating possible sources of heterogeneity. METHODS: Studies reporting root fracture detection, from January 2010 to February 2016, were selected...
July 27, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
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