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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458181/hospitalization-burden-associated-with-malignant-neoplasia-and-in-situ-carcinoma-in-vulva-and-vagina-during-a-5-year-period-2009-2013-in-spain-an-epidemiological-study
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Noelia López, Ángel Gil-de-Miguel, Raquel Pascual-García, Jose Manuel Ramón Y Cajal, Ruth Gil-Prieto
BACKGROUND: Vulvar and vaginal cancers are considered rare cancers in women. Human Papillomavirus is responsible for 30%-76% of them. The aim of this study was to describe the burden of hospital admissions by malignant neoplasia (MN) and in situ carcinoma (ISC) of vulva and vagina from 2009 to 2013, in Spain METHODS: This observational, descriptive study used discharge information obtained from the national surveillance system for hospital data, Conjunto Mínimo Básico de Datos, CMBD, provided by the Ministry of Health...
February 16, 2018: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458166/statistical-approach-for-selection-of-biologically-informative-genes
#2
Samarendra Das, Anil Rai, D C Mishra, S N Rai
Selection of informative genes from high dimensional gene expression data has emerged as an important research area in genomics. Many gene selection techniques have been proposed so far are either based on relevancy or redundancy measure. Further, the performance of these techniques has been adjudged through post selection classification accuracy computed through a classifier using the selected genes. This performance metric may be statistically sound but may not be biologically relevant. A statistical approach, i...
February 16, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458161/multiple-mycotoxin-analysis-in-nut-products-occurrence-and-risk-characterization
#3
Sara C Cunha, S Sá, José O Fernandes
Nuts consumption plays an important role in Mediterranean diet, being a good source of proteins, vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fatty acids. However, nuts can be also a source of harmful mycotoxins with negative impact on human health. In this work, the occurrence of 16 mycotoxins belonging to different chemical classes, was assessed in several nut products. The analytical method used was based on modified QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe) procedure followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis...
February 16, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458133/artesunate-derived-monomeric-dimeric-and-trimeric-experimental-drugs-their-unique-mechanistic-basis-and-pronounced-antiherpesviral-activity
#4
Friedrich Hahn, Tony Fröhlich, Theresa Frank, Luca D Bertzbach, Stephan Kohrt, Benedikt B Kaufer, Thomas Stamminger, Svetlana B Tsogoeva, Manfred Marschall
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major human pathogen and is associated with severe pathology, such as life-threatening courses of infection in immunocompromised individuals and neonates. Currently, antiviral therapy is still hampered by a considerable toxicity of the available drugs and induction of viral resistance. Recently, we and others reported the very potent antiviral activity of the broad antiinfective drug artesunate in vitro and in vivo. Here, we investigated further optimized analogs including monomeric, dimeric and trimeric derivatives belonging to this highly interesting chemical group of experimental drugs (sesquiterpenes/trioxanes) and compared these to the previously identified trimeric artesunate compound TF27...
February 16, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458096/identification-of-macrophage-related-candidate-genes-in-lupus-nephritis-using-bioinformatics-analysis
#5
Bingyan Shu, Yi Fang, Weichun He, Junwei Yang, Chunsun Dai
Lupus nephritis (LN) is a chronic autoimmune disorder. Here we try to identify the candidate genes in macrophages related to LN. We performed a systematic search in the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database for microarray in human mononuclear cells and mouse macrophages of LN. The results of clustering and venn analysis of different GEO datasets showed that 8 genes were up-regulated and 2 genes down-regulated in samples from both human and mouse LN. The data from gene network and GO analysis revealed that CD38 and CCL2 were localized in the core of the network...
February 16, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458086/characterization-of-uniaxial-high-speed-stretch-as-an-in-vitro-model-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-on-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Hector Rosas-Hernandez, Elvis Cuevas, Claudia Escudero-Lourdes, Susan M Lantz, Nasya M Sturdivant, Syed Z Imam, Sumit Sarkar, William Slikker, Merle G Paule, Kartik Balachandran, Syed F Ali
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when external mechanical forces induce brain damage as result of impact, penetration or rapid acceleration/deceleration that causes deformation of brain tissue. Depending on its severity, TBI can be classified as mild, moderate or severe and can lead to blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of uniaxial high-speed stretch (HSS) at 0, 5, 10 and 15% on a pure culture of primary rat brain endothelial cells as an in vitro model of TBI to the BBB...
February 16, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458085/the-effect-of-surface-charge-and-ph-on-the-physiological-behaviour-of-cobalt-copper-manganese-antimony-zinc-and-titanium-oxide-nanoparticles-in-vitro
#7
Tiina Titma
The precise knowledge on various interactions of metal nanoparticles (NP) in a living organism is scarce. It is expected that metals can bind to nucleic acids, peptides and proteins (e.g. enzymes), and modify the functioning of vital cellular compartments after entering the organism. The predictive factors for quantitative nanostructure-activity relationship (QNAR) analysis could enhance efficient and harmless usage of nanoparticles (NPs) in the industry as well in the medicine. The studies value the composition of the NP corona determined by time, temperature and source of protein which has been found to implicate the physiological behaviour of NPs...
February 16, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458048/4-phenylbutyric-acid-protects-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-bone-loss-by-modulating-autophagy-in-osteoclasts
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Hyun-Jung Park, Ho-Jung Son, Ok-Joo Sul, Jae-Hee Suh, Hye-Seon Choi
4-Phenylbutyric acid (4-PBA) has been used clinically to treat urea cycle disorders and is known to be an inhibitor of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. We hypothesized that 4-PBA attenuates inflammatory bone loss by inducing autophagy, a process that is frequently accompanied by ER stress. Micro computerized tomography analysis showed that 4-PBA attenuated LPS-induced bone loss in mice. The increased area of TRAP-positive osteoclasts (OCs) and serum level of collagen type I fragments in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated mice were also decreased when 4-PBA was administered, suggesting a protective role of 4-PBA in OCs...
February 16, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458025/cell-model-for-the-identification-and-characterization-of-prion-like-components-from-alzheimer-brain-tissue
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Daniel Markx, Cornelia Loos, Stephanie Claus, Christian Haupt, Christian Mawrin, Marcus Fändrich
Intracerebral injection of brain extracts from Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients into appropriate mouse models was previously found to drastically accelerate the deposition of Aβ amyloid in the recipient animals indicating a prion-like activity. In this study we show that this prion-like activity can be also identified by using a cell culture model of Aβ plaque formation. Analysis of biochemical fractions of AD brain extract indicate that the seeding-activity correlated with the presence of Aβ peptide and Aβ-derived aggregates...
February 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458016/renal-toxicological-evaluations-of-sulphonated-nanocellulose-from-khaya-sengalensis-seed-in-wistar-rats
#10
Adewale Adewuyi, Chiagoziem A Otuechere, Olusegun L Adebayo, Chibuzo Anazodo, Fabiano V Pereira
Nanocellulose is currently gaining attention due to its unique properties. This attention includes its application as building blocks for developing novel functional materials, plant drug and also in drug delivery systems. However, its safety remains largely untested or less understood. Thus, sulphonated nanocellulose (KSS) was prepared from cellulose (KSC) isolated from Khaya senegalensis seed (KS). KS, KSC and KSS were characterized using Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TG), particle size distribution (PSD), zeta potential and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
February 16, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457993/leptospira-seroprevalence-in-animals-in-the-caribbean-region-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nicola Pratt, Sreekumari Rajeev
This systematic review summarises the data published on the Leptospira seroprevalence, serovar diversity and distribution among animal species in the Caribbean region. Following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines, and checklist, relevant articles were identified and data were extracted and recorded. The review provided Leptospira seroprevalence data from 16 Caribbean islands (Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada, Puerto Rico, Saint Croix, St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Antigua, Carriacou, Dominica, Guadalupe, Martinique, Monserrat, St...
February 16, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457979/the-samholides-swinholide-related-metabolites-from-a-marine-cyanobacterium-cf-phormidium-sp
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Yiwen Tao, Pinglin Li, Daojing Zhang, Evgenia Glukhov, Lena Gerwick, Chen Zhang, Thomas F Murray, William H Gerwick
Cancer cell cytotoxicity was used to guide the isolation of nine new swinholide-related compounds, named samholides A-I (1-9), from an American Samoan marine cyanobacterium cf. Phormidium sp. Their structures were determined by extensive analysis of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data. The new compounds share an unusual 20-demethyl 44-membered lactone ring comprised of two monomers, and they demonstrate structural diversity arising from geometric isomerization of double bonds, sugar units with unique glyceryl moieties and varied methylation patterns...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457977/single-molecule-centroid-localization-algorithm-improves-the-accuracy-of-fluorescence-binding-assays
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Boyang Hua, Yanbo Wang, Seongjin Park, Kyu Young Han, Digvijay Singh, Jin Hyun Kim, Wei Cheng, Taekjip Ha
Here, we demonstrate that the use of single-molecule centroid localization algorithm can improve the accuracy of fluorescence binding assays. Two major artifacts in this type of assays, i.e., non-specific binding events and optically overlapping receptors, can be detected and corrected during analysis. The effectiveness of our method was confirmed by measuring two weak biomolecular interactions, the interaction between the B1 domain of streptococcal protein G (pGB1) and immunoglobulin G (IgG), and the one between double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) and the Cas9-RNA complex with limited sequence matches...
February 19, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457969/an-evaluation-of-the-operational-model-when-applied-to-quantify-functional-selectivity
#14
Xiao Zhu, David B Finlay, Michelle Glass, Stephen B Duffull
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Functional selectivity describes the ability of ligands to differentially regulate multiple signalling pathways when coupled to a single receptor and the operational model is commonly used to analyse these data. Here, we assess the mathematical properties of the operational model and evaluate the impact of fixing parameters on model performance. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The operational model was evaluated using both a mathematical identifiability analysis and simulation...
February 19, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457967/dna-damage-and-genomic-instability-among-workers-formerly-and-currently-exposed-to-asbestos
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Mirta Milić, Monica Neri, Marcello Ceppi, Marco Bruzzone, Armelle Munnia, Donatella Ugolini, Alfonso Cristaudo, Alessandra Bonotti, Marco E Peluso, Stefano Bonassi
Objectives Despite an asbestos ban in the European Union, exposure to asbestos still represents an occupational risk. Biomarkers of DNA damage and genomic instability in groups exposed to asbestos may contribute to the identification of subgroups/subjects at higher risk. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted on 468 male individuals (80 working in occupational settings with potential exposure to asbestos fibers, 202 retired workers with past exposure, and 186 non-exposed controls) to compare genomic instability, cell proliferation and differentiation level using the non-invasive micronucleus buccal cytome assay...
February 19, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457923/flipping-social-determinants-on-its-head-medical-student-perspectives-on-the-flipped-classroom-and-simulated-patients-to-teach-social-determinants-of-health
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N Gostelow, J Barber, F Gishen, A Berlin
BACKGROUND: Inequalities in healthcare are increasing. Engaging medical students to tackle this urgent challenge alongside clinical sciences can be demanding. This study examines medical student perceptions of a flipped approach to health inequalities co-designed by faculty and sixth-year students. INNOVATION: A flipped learning session was piloted for year 4 medical students combining an online lesson followed by a tutorial with a simulated patient. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach collected questionnaire data using 4-point Likert scales and free text answers...
February 19, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457916/systematic-review-of-psychiatric-signs-in-niemann-pick-disease-type-c
#17
Olivier Bonnot, Hans-Hermann Klünemann, Christian Velten, Juan Vicente Torres Martin, Mark Walterfang
OBJECTIVES: We conducted the first systematic literature review and analysis of psychiatric manifestations in Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) to describe: 1) time of occurrence of psychiatric manifestations relative to other disease manifestations; 2) frequent combinations of psychiatric, neurological and visceral disease manifestations. METHODS: A systematic EMBase literature search was conducted to identify, collate and analyze published data from patients with NPC associated with psychiatric symptoms, published between January 1967 and November 2015...
February 19, 2018: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457914/estimating-road-traffic-injuries-in-jinja-district-uganda-using-the-capture-recapture-method
#18
Joseph Magoola, Olive Kobusingye, Abdulgafoor M Bachani, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Derrick Kimuli, Nino Paichadze
Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are commonly under-reported in low-and-medium-income countries. This study aimed to estimate the number of RTIs and determine the magnitude of under-reporting by traffic police and hospital registries. A two-source capture-recapture method was applied to RTI data from police and hospital registries. Seven matching variables; sex of the injured, date, place, time, day of crash and road user type were used to get the matched cases. Police independently reported 46 RTIs and the hospitals reported 206 RTIs...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457908/process-proteomics-of-beer-reveals-a-dynamic-proteome-with-extensive-modifications
#19
Benjamin L Schulz, Toan K Phung, Michele Bruschi, Agnieszka Janusz, Jeff Stewart, John Mehan, Peter Healy, Amanda S Nouwens, Glen P Fox, Claudia E Vickers
Modern beer production is a complex industrial process. However, some of its biochemical details remain unclear. Using mass spectrometry proteomics, we have performed a global untargeted analysis of the proteins present across time during nano-scale beer production. Samples included sweet wort produced by a high temperature infusion mash, hopped wort, and bright beer. This analysis identified over 200 unique proteins from barley and yeast, emphasizing the complexity of the process and product. We then used data independent SWATH-MS to quantitatively compare the relative abundance of these proteins throughout the process...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457906/optimized-phenotypic-biomarker-discovery-and-confounder-elimination-via-covariate-adjusted-projection-to-latent-structures-from-metabolic-spectroscopy-data
#20
Joram M Posma, Isabel Garcia-Perez, Timothy M D Ebbels, John C Lindon, Jeremiah Stamler, Paul Elliott, Elaine Holmes, Jeremy K Nicholson
Metabolism is altered by genetics, diet, disease status, environment and many other factors. Modelling either one of these is often done without considering the effects of the other covariates. Attributing differences in metabolic profile to one of these factors needs to be done while controlling for the metabolic influence of the rest. We describe here a data analysis framework and novel confounder-adjustment algorithm for multivariate analysis of metabolic profiling data. Using simulated data we show that similar numbers of true associations and significantly less false positives are found compared to other commonly used methods...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
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