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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333752/workplace-design-for-the-australian-residential-aged-care-workforce
#1
Lucio Naccarella, Clare Newton, Alan Pert, Kurt Seemann, Ruth Williams, Kate Sellick, Briony Dow
OBJECTIVES: This research explored residential aged care (RAC) workplace design features that influence how RAC staff feel valued, productive, safe, like they belong and connected. A secondary aim was to validate emerging themes about RAC design features with stakeholders. METHODS: A multistage qualitative study was conducted in one RAC facility with 100 residents in outer metropolitan Melbourne: (i) photo-elicitation - photographs were used to prompt discussions with RAC staff; (ii) individual interviews with RAC directors; and (iii) validity testing with the advisory committee occurred...
January 14, 2018: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332565/beyond-the-lock-and-key-paradigm-targeting-lipid-rafts-to-induce-the-selective-apoptosis-of-cancer-cells
#2
Anna Carolina Schneider Alves, Reinaldo Antonio Dias, Luciano Porto Kagami, Gustavo Machado das Neves, Fernando Cidade Torres, Vera Lucia Eifler-Lima, Ivone Carvalho, Carolina de Miranda Silva, Daniel Fabio Kawano
For more than 40 years, the fluid mosaic model of cellular membranes have supported our vision of an inert lipid bilayer containing membrane protein receptors that are randomly hit by extracellular molecules to trigger intracellular signaling events. However, the notion that compartmentalized cholesterol- and sphingomyelin-rich membrane microdomains (known as lipid rafts) spatially arrange receptors and effectors to promote kinetically favorable interactions necessary for the signal transduction sounds much more realistic...
January 10, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332144/long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonists-in-asthma-enantioselective-safety-studies-are-needed
#3
Glenn A Jacobson, Sharanne Raidal, Morten Hostrup, Luigino Calzetta, Richard Wood-Baker, Mark O Farber, Clive P Page, E Haydn Walters
Long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) such as formoterol and salmeterol are used for prolonged bronchodilatation in asthma, usually in combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). Unexplained paradoxical asthma exacerbations and deaths have been associated with LABAs, particularly when used without ICS. LABAs clearly demonstrate effective bronchodilatation and steroid-sparing activity, but long-term treatment can lead to tolerance of their bronchodilator effects. There are also concerns with regard to the effects of LABAs on bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), where long-term use is associated with increased BHR and loss of bronchoprotection...
January 13, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330844/bradykinin-mediates-the-association-of-collecting-duct-cells-to-form-migratory-colonies-through-b2-receptor-activation
#4
Edith Del Valle Guaytima, Yamila Romina Brandán, Nicolás Octavio Favale, Bruno Jaime Santacreu, Norma B Sterin-Speziale, María Gabriela Márquez
It is known that bradykinin (BK) B2 receptor (B2R) is expressed in the collecting duct (CD) cells of the newborn rat kidney, but little is known about its role during early postnatal life. Therefore, we hypothesize that BK could participate in the mechanisms that mediate CD formation during the postnatal renal development. Performing primary cultures, combined with biochemical, immunocytochemical, and time-lapse analysis, we studied the role of BK in CD cell behaviour isolated from renal papilla of neonatal rats...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330094/p21-activated-kinase-signaling-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Chetan K Rane, Audrey Minden
The p21 Activated Kinases (PAKs) are a family of serine threonine kinases, that consist of 6 members, PAKs 1-6, which are positioned at an intersection of multiple signaling pathways implicated in oncogenesis. The PAKs were originally identified as protein kinases that function downstream of the Ras related Rho GTPases Cdc42 and Rac. PAK1 and PAK4, which belong to Group I and Group II PAKs, respectively, are most often associated with tumorigenesis. On account of their well characterized roles in cancer, several small molecule inhibitors are being developed to inhibit the PAKs, and there is interest in investigating their efficacy as either first line or adjuvant treatments for cancer...
January 9, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329594/modelling-the-structure-of-a-cerna-theoretical-bipartite-microrna-mrna-interaction-network-regulating-intestinal-epithelial-cellular-pathways-using-r-programming
#6
J M Robinson, W A Henderson
OBJECTIVE: We report a method using functional-molecular databases and network modelling to identify hypothetical mRNA-miRNA interaction networks regulating intestinal epithelial barrier function. The model forms a data-analysis component of our cell culture experiments, which produce RNA expression data from Nanostring Technologies nCounter® system. The epithelial tight-junction (TJ) and actin cytoskeleton interact as molecular components of the intestinal epithelial barrier. Upstream regulation of TJ-cytoskeleton interaction is effected by the Rac/Rock/Rho signaling pathway and other associated pathways which may be activated or suppressed by extracellular signaling from growth factors, hormones, and immune receptors...
January 12, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328460/terrein-inhibits-migration-of-human-breast-cancer-cells-via-inhibition-of-the-rho-and-rac-signaling-pathways
#7
Anongnard Kasorn, Fabien Loison, Thaned Kangsamaksin, Suchada Jongrungruangchok, Mathurose Ponglikitmongkol
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Progression and aggressiveness of breast cancer is usually associated with its migration and invasion abilities. Recently, natural products with potential anticancer activity have become attractive candidates for alternative treatment of cancer. A fungal metabolite, terrein, isolated from the Aspergillus terreus has been revealed to exhibit selective anticancer activity; although this molecule has a variety of biological activities. The inhibitory effect on cell proliferation in hepatoma, keratinocytes, and lung cancer cells was due to cell cycle arrest without induction of apoptosis...
January 4, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328424/vitexin-induces-g2-m%C3%A2-phase-arrest-and-apoptosis-via-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-human-glioblastoma-cells
#8
Guangning Zhang, Dongyuan Li, Hao Chen, Junchen Zhang, Xingyi Jin
Glioblastoma is a common primary brain tumor with aggressive malignancy, which results in poor outcomes, short survival time and high mortality. Vitexin, an active ingredient from natural products, has been reported to inhibit cell growth and induce cell apoptosis in various cancer cell lines including hepatocellular carcinoma, oral and esophageal cancer. To the best of the authors knowledge, the present study was the first to investigate anticancer effects of vitexin on human glioblastoma cells and potential underlying mechanisms...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328384/forkhead-box-protein-c1-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-human-cervical-cancer
#9
Lu Wang, Lulu Chai, Qingchun Ji, Rongjie Cheng, Jiao Wang, Shiyu Han
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that aberrant forkhead box protein C1 (FOXC1) expression contributes to tumorigenesis in multiple types of malignant tumor. However, the clinical significance and biological roles of FOXC1 in cervical cancer remain unknown. The expression levels of FOXC1 were examined in human cervical cancer tissues and cells using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, immunohistochemistry and western blotting. Furthermore, high FOXC1 expression was significantly associated with advanced clinical stages, a high degree of malignancy and a poor outcome...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328380/role-of-the-pi3k%C3%A2-akt%C3%A2-mtor-pathway-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-replication
#10
Kunlun Xiang, Bin Wang
The replication of hepatitis B virus (HBV) may be modulated by a variety of cell signaling pathways, including the phosphatidylinositol 3‑kinase (PI3K)‑RAC‑α serine/threonine‑protein kinase (AKT)‑serine/threonine‑protein kinase mTOR (mTOR) pathway. The aim of the present study was to determine the regulatory effects of this pathway on the infection and replication of HBV. The results indicated that the HBV entry process may activate the AKT pathway, as demonstrated by AKT phosphorylation in HBV natural infection...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324609/outcomes-of-planned-compared-with-urgent-deliveries-using-a-multidisciplinary-team-approach-for-morbidly-adherent-placenta
#11
Alireza A Shamshirsaz, Karin A Fox, Hadi Erfani, Steven L Clark, Amir A Shamshirsaz, Ahmed A Nassr, Nathan C Sundgren, Jeffery A Jones, Matthew L Anderson, Elias Kassir, Bahram Salmanian, Alexandra W Buffie, Shiu-Ki Hui, Jimmy Espinoza, Lynda A Tyer-Viola, Martha Rac, Niloofar Karbasian, Jerasimos Ballas, Gary A Dildy, Michael A Belfort
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes between planned and urgent cesarean hysterectomy for morbidly adherent placenta managed by a multidisciplinary team. METHODS: This is a retrospective case-control study of women with singleton pregnancies with antenatally suspected and pathologically confirmed morbidly adherent placenta who underwent cesarean hysterectomy between January 1, 2011, and February 30, 2017. Timing of delivery was classified as either planned (delivery at 34-35 weeks of gestation) or urgent (need for urgent delivery as a result of uterine contractions, bleeding, or both)...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324348/dependence-among-randomly-acquired-characteristics-on-shoeprints-and-their-features
#12
Naomi Kaplan Damary, Micha Mandel, Sarena Wiesner, Yoram Yekutieli, Yaron Shor, Clifford Spiegelman
Randomly acquired characteristics (RACs), also known as accidental marks, are random markings on a shoe sole, such as scratches or holes, that are used by forensic experts to compare a suspect's shoe with a print found at the crime scene. This article investigates the relationships among three features of a RAC: its location, shape type and orientation. If these features, as well as the RACs, are independent of each other, a simple probabilistic calculation could be used to evaluate the rarity of a RAC and hence the evidential value of the shoe and print comparison, whereas a correlation among the features would complicate the analysis...
December 11, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319404/gender-differences-in-utilization-of-specialized-heart-failure-clinics
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Lusine Abrahamyan, Yeva Sahakyan, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Murray Krahn, Valeria E Rac
BACKGROUND: Although heart failure (HF) prevalence is equally high among men and women, observed differences in the provision of care are still not fully understood. We sought to evaluate gender differences in patient profiles, diagnostic testing, medication prescription, and referrals in specialized multidisciplinary ambulatory HF clinics in Ontario. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical chart abstraction was conducted first by randomly selecting 9 (out of 34) HF clinics in Ontario, and then by randomly selecting 100 patient records in each clinic...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318566/diagnostic-accuracy-of-level-iv-portable-sleep-monitors-versus-polysomnography-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lusine Abrahamyan, Yeva Sahakyan, Suzanne Chung, Petros Pechlivanoglou, Joanna Bielecki, Steven M Carcone, Valeria E Rac, Michael Fitzpatrick, Murray Krahn
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. In-laboratory, overnight type I polysomnography (PSG) is the current "gold standard" for diagnosing OSA. Home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) using portable monitors (PMs) is an alternative testing method offering better comfort and lower costs. We aimed to systematically review the evidence on diagnostic ability of type IV PMs compared to PSG in diagnosing OSA. METHODS: Participants: patients ≥16 years old with symptoms suggestive of OSA;intervention: type IV PMs (devices with < 2 respiratory channels); comparator: in-laboratory PSG; outcomes: diagnostic accuracy measures;studies: cross-sectional, prospective observational/experimental/quasi-experimental studies; information sources: MEDLINE and Cochrane Library from January 1, 2010 to May 10, 2016...
January 9, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317151/structure-activity-relationships-of-cryptopleurine-analogs-with-e-ring-modifications-as-anti-hepatitis-c-virus-agents
#15
Ying Wang, Shao-Ru Chen, Xiaoming Yang, Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Yung-Chi Cheng
The tylophorine analog rac-cryptopleurine exhibited potent anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) activity through allosteric regulation of ATPase activity of heat shock cognate protein 70 (Hsc70). We evaluated the impact of modifications on the E-ring of rac-cryptopleurine to the inhibitory activity against HCV replication and regulation of ATPase activity of Hsc70. Cryptopleurine analog YXM-110 with a 13α-hydroxyl group maintained activity against HCV and promoted ATP/ADP turnover of Hsc70; however, compounds with hydroxyl groups at other positions or with other orientations (YXM-109, YXM-139, and YXM-140) did not exhibit similar activities...
December 20, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316642/risk-assessment-of-potentially-toxic-elements-ptes-pollution-at-a-rural-industrial-wasteland-in-an-abandoned-metallurgy-factory-in-north-china
#16
Zheng Sun, Jiajun Chen
The potential toxic elements (PTEs) pollution problems in many rural industrial wastelands have been observed to be conspicuous. Therefore, 40 top soil samples were collected from the wasteland of a typical rural metallurgy factory in Baoding, China. The total concentrations of six key PTEs were measured. The soil properties and speciation of the PTEs were also identified. Extremely high concentrations of As, Cd, Pb, and Zn were observed in the surface soils. Using the PTEs concentration in the top soils of the rural industrial wasteland, the following indices of pollution were calculated: the pollution load index (PLI), the geo-accumulation Index (Igeo), the risk assessment code (RAC), and the health risk assessment (HRA)...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306215/treatment-characteristics-of-various-sediment-components-spiked-with-2-chlorobiphenyl-using-reactive-activated-carbon
#17
Hyeok Choi
Previously, the concept of reactive activated carbon (RAC), where the porous structure of activated carbon (AC) is impregnated with palladized zerovalent iron, has been proposed to be effective to adsorb and dechlorinate polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). To explain the low dechlorination of PCBs bound to actual aquatic sediments under remediation with RAC, this study investigated the role of various solid organic and inorganic sediment components in adsorbing and desorbing PCBs. Detailed fate and transport mechanism of 2-chlorinated biphenyl (2-ClBP) spiked to sediment components, including kaolin, montmorillonite (MMT), coal, graphite, AC, and their mixture, was revealed...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301592/transglutaminase-2-promotes-migration-and-invasion-of-lung-cancer-cells
#18
Hung-Tsung Lee, Cheng-Hsieh Huang, Wuan-Chun Chen, Chi-Shan Tsai, Yu-Lin Chao, Szu-Han Liu, Jun-Hong Chen, Yi-Ying Wu, Yi-Ju Lee
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Given that the major threat of cancer is metastasis, delineation of the molecular mechanism underlying it would help devise therapeutic strategies. Transglutaminase 2 (TG2), belonging to the transglutaminase superfamily, is a versatile protein with enzymatic and non-enzymatic functions. It mainly localizes inside the cell, but also appears extracellularly. Recent findings have demonstrated the involvement of TG2 in cancer development. Here we examine the role of TG2 in metastasis of lung cancer using a lung cancer cell line CL1-0 which exhibits low invasiveness, and its invasive subline CL1-5...
January 4, 2018: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301393/the-metal-as-source-of-chirality-in-octahedral-complexes-with-tripodal-tetradentate-ligands
#19
María Carmona, Ricardo Rodríguez, Vincenzo Passarelli, Fernando J Lahoz, Pilar García-Orduña, Daniel Carmona
The challenging control of the absolute configuration of chiral-at-metal complexes is efficiently achieved using the tripodal tetradentate ligand L. The optical resolution of rac-[RhCl2(κ4C,N,N',P-L)] mediated by (S)-α-phenylglycine pro-vides access to enantiopure complexes of general formula [Rh(κ4C,N,N',P-L)A(Solv)][SbF6]n that enantioselectively catalyze the Diels-Alder reaction between methacrolein and HCp with enantiomeric ratio of up to > 99/1. The nature of the active species, the origin of the enantioselectivity and mechanistic details are disclosed by means of NMR spectroscopy and DFT studies...
January 4, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301213/lithium-complexes-derived-of-benzylphosphines-synthesis-characterization-and-evaluation-in-the-rop-of-rac-lactide-and-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone
#20
Ernesto Rufino-Felipe, Miguel-Ángel Muñoz-Hernández, Virginia Montiel-Palma
A series of lithium complexes ([Ph₂P(o-C₆H₄-CH₂Li·TMEDA)] (1-Li), [PhP(o-C₆H₄-CH₃)(o-C₆H₄-CH₂Li·TMEDA)] (2-Li), [PhP(o-C₆H₄-CH₂Li·TMEDA)₂] (2-Li₂) and [P(o-C₆H₄-CH₂Li·TMEDA)₃] (3-Li₃)) was prepared from mono-, di- and tri-benzylphosphines and varying amounts of nBuLi and was characterized extensively by IR and ¹H, ⁷Li, 13C and 31P NMR spectroscopy. The molecular structures of complexes 1-Li and 2-Li were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The two complexes have monomeric structures in the solid state comprising seesaw lithium atoms...
December 30, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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