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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528519/il-6-blockade-in-the-management-of-non-infectious-uveitis
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Giuseppe Lopalco, Claudia Fabiani, Jurgen Sota, Orso Maria Lucherini, Gian Marco Tosi, Bruno Frediani, Florenzo Iannone, Mauro Galeazzi, Rossella Franceschini, Donato Rigante, Luca Cantarini
Several pathogenetic studies have paved the way for a newer more rational therapeutic approach to non-infectious uveitis, and treatment of different forms of immune-driven uveitis has drastically evolved in recent years after the advent of biotechnological drugs. Tumor necrosis factor-α targeted therapies, the first-line recommended biologics in uveitis, have certainly led to remarkable results in patients with non-infectious uveitis. Nevertheless, the decision-making process turns out to be extremely difficult in anti-tumor necrosis factor or multidrug-resistant cases...
May 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528317/levels-of-blood-lead-in-griffon-vultures-from-a-wildlife-rehabilitation-center-in-spain
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Fernando González, Irene López, Laura Suarez, Virginia Moraleda, Casilda Rodríguez
Lead is considered a highly toxic contaminant with important impacts to bird wildlife. Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) are a sensitive indicator of the level of environmental contamination due to their position at the top of the food chain and their dependence on human activities. The aim of this study was to assess susceptibility to lead intoxication in Griffon vultures admitted to Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers (WRC), measuring blood lead levels and determining if blood lead concentrations are related to clinical signs, hematological, biochemical or radiographic findings...
May 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525849/novel-photoelectrochemical-immunosensor-for-disease-related-protein-assisted-by-hemin-g-quadruplex-based-dnazyme-on-gold-nanoparticles-to-enhance-cathodic-photocurrent-on-p-cubi2o4-semiconductor
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Shuzhen Lv, Kangyao Zhang, Zhenzhen Lin, Dianping Tang
A novel p-type semiconductor material (p-CuBi2O4) is designed for the construction of split-type photoelectrochemical (PEC) immunosensor for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) with the hemin assistant to enhance the cathodic photocurrent. Initially, the photocathode of PEC immunosensor is fabricated by p-CuBi2O4 on a layer of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs, as a front contact of p-CuBi2O4) to enhance the efficiency of charge separation. In the presence of target AFP, a sandwich-type immunoreaction was carried out in capture antibody-coated microplate by using detection antibody and hemin-based G-quadruplex (labeled on the AuNP) as the signal probe...
May 13, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524056/dermatitis-herpetiformis-and-bone-mineral-density-analysis-of-a-french-cohort-of-53-patients
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Coralie Lheure, Saskia Ingen-Housz-Oro, Sandra Guignard, Rachida Inaoui, Brigitte Jolivet, Xavier Chevalier, Pierre Wolkenstein, Bruno Fautrel, Oliver Chosidow
The characteristics of patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) in France is poorly documented. Furthermore, the risk of fractures and bone mineral density (BMD) in DH remain under-described, and recommendations for systematic screening for osteoporosis in DH are lacking. To describe the characteristics of DH in a large French cohort and evaluate the association between BMD and features of osteoporosis. Patients were recruited from the French Association of Gluten Intolerants (AFDIAG) and a single university dermatology department...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522915/ninety-day-readmissions-after-inpatient-cholecystectomy-a-5-year-analysis
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Alba Manuel-Vázquez, Raquel Latorre-Fragua, Carmen Ramiro-Pérez, Aylhin López-Marcano, Farah Al-Shwely, Roberto De la Plaza-Llamas, José Manuel Ramia
AIM: To determine the incidence of readmission after cholecystectomy using 90 d as a time limit. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing cholecystectomy at the General Surgery and Digestive System Service of the University Hospital of Guadalajara, Spain. We included all patients undergoing cholecystectomy for biliary pathology who were readmitted to hospital within 90 d. We considered readmission to any hospital service as cholecystectomy-related complications...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522876/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-mitochondria-associated-er-membrane-mam-in-a-long-term-type-2-diabetic-rodent-model
#6
Jacey Hongjie Ma, Shichen Shen, Joshua J Wang, Zhanwen He, Amanda Poon, Jun Li, Jun Qu, Sarah X Zhang
The mitochondria-associated ER membrane (MAM) plays a critical role in cellular energetics and calcium homeostasis; however, how MAM is affected under diabetic condition remains elusive. This study presented a comprehensive proteome profiling of isolated brain MAM from long-term type 2 diabetic mice vs. non-diabetic controls. MAM protein was extracted efficiently by a surfactant-aided precipitation/on-pellet digestion (SOD) method, and MAM proteome was quantified by an ion-current-based MS1 method combined with nanoLC-MS/MS...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521797/multiple-cause-of-death-data-among-people-with-aids-in-italy-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Enrico Grande, Antonella Zucchetto, Barbara Suligoi, Francesco Grippo, Marilena Pappagallo, Saverio Virdone, Laura Camoni, Martina Taborelli, Vincenza Regine, Diego Serraino, Luisa Frova
BACKGROUND: Multiple cause-of-death (MCOD) data allow analyzing the contribution to mortality of conditions reported on the death certificate that are not selected as the underlying cause of death. Using MCOD data, this study aimed to fully describe the cause-specific mortality of people with AIDS (PWA) compared to people without AIDS. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide investigation based on death certificates of 2,515 Italian PWA and 123,224 people without AIDS who had died between 2006 and 2010...
May 18, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521710/physicochemical-and-structural-studies-on-shaping-of-%C3%AE-hairpin-in-proteins-as-a-first-stage-of-amyloid-formation
#8
Joanna Makowska
The aggregation of proteins or their digested fragments through β-sheet structures has a great significance because it leads to neurodegenerative diseases, which are a problem of the aging societies of the developed countries. Short peptides are typically used as models to study the formation of specific structures. However, while the formation of α-helical structure was investigated thoroughly, until recently, there have been much fewer studies on the formation of β-structure. In this review, recent experimental and theoretical studies of β-hairpin-forming peptides, both model alanine-based systems, and those based on the fragments of real proteins, are summarized with regard to the role of hydrophobic, local, and Coulombic interactions...
May 15, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520731/genetically-engineered-probiotic-for-the-treatment-of-phenylketonuria-pku-assessment-of-a-novel-treatment-in-vitro-and-in-the-pahenu2-mouse-model-of-pku
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Katherine E Durrer, Michael S Allen, Ione Hunt von Herbing
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disease characterized by the inability to convert dietary phenylalanine to tyrosine by phenylalanine hydroxylase. Given the importance of gut microbes in digestion, a genetically engineered microbe could potentially degrade some ingested phenylalanine from the diet prior to absorption. To test this, a phenylalanine lyase gene from Anabaena variabilis (AvPAL) was codon-optimized and cloned into a shuttle vector for expression in Lactobacillus reuteri 100-23C (pHENOMMenal). Functional expression of AvPAL was determined in vitro, and subsequently tested in vivo in homozygous PAHenu2 (PKU model) mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516971/salivary-biomarkers-and-proteomics-future-diagnostic-and-clinical-utilities
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M Castagnola, E Scarano, G C Passali, I Messana, T Cabras, F Iavarone, G Di Cintio, A Fiorita, E De Corso, G Paludetti
Saliva testing is a non-invasive and inexpensive test that can serve as a source of information useful for diagnosis of disease. As we enter the era of genomic technologies and -omic research, collection of saliva has increased. Recent proteomic platforms have analysed the human salivary proteome and characterised about 3000 differentially expressed proteins and peptides: in saliva, more than 90% of proteins in weight are derived from the secretion of three couples of "major" glands; all the other components are derived from minor glands, gingival crevicular fluid, mucosal exudates and oral microflora...
April 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515275/autophagy-in-the-presynaptic-compartment-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Vinoy Vijayan, Patrik Verstreken
Synapses are functionally distinct neuronal compartments that are critical for brain function, with synaptic dysfunction being an early pathological feature in aging and disease. Given the large number of proteins needed for synaptic function, the proliferation of defective proteins and the subsequent loss of protein homeostasis may be a leading cause of synaptic dysfunction. Autophagic mechanisms are cellular digestion processes that recycle cellular components and contribute to protein homeostasis. Autophagy is important within the nervous system, but its function in specific compartments such as the synapse has been unclear...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514332/-clinical-significance-of-nausea-in-migraine
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O V Serousova, M I Karpova, A I Dolgushina, A F Vasilenko, V V Markova, D S Altman
AIM: To study the prevalence and intensity of nausea in pain, prodromal and postdromal phases of migraine paroxysm, and in between the paroxysms in migraine patients, depending on the type of migraine paroxysm and frequency of pain days, and to evaluate an effect of nausea on the course of migraine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and four patients with migraine, aged from 18 to 60 years, were examined. The intensity of nausea was evaluated by a 5-point verbal analogue scale, and its intensity in between the paroxysms by the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513638/automatic-assignment-of-metal-containing-peptides-in-proteomic-lc-ms-and-ms-ms-data-sets
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Christopher A Wootton, Yuko P Y Lam, Matthew Willetts, Maria A van Agthoven, Mark P Barrow, Peter J Sadler, Peter B O Connor
Transition metal-containing proteins and enzymes are critical for the maintenance of cellular function and metal-based (metallo)drugs are commonly used for the treatment of many diseases, such as cancer. Detection and characterisation of metallodrug targets is crucial for improving drug-design and therapeutic efficacy. Due to the unique isotopic ratios of many metal species, and the complexity of proteomic samples, standard MS data analysis of these species is unsuitable for accurate assignment. Herein a new method for differentiating metal-containing species within complex LCMS data is presented based upon the Smart Numerical Annotation Procedure (SNAP)...
May 17, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511646/emergence-of-microbial-diversity-due-to-cross-feeding-interactions-in-a-spatial-model-of-gut-microbial-metabolism
#14
Milan J A van Hoek, Roeland M H Merks
BACKGROUND: The human gut contains approximately 10(14) bacteria, belonging to hundreds of different species. Together, these microbial species form a complex food web that can break down nutrient sources that our own digestive enzymes cannot handle, including complex polysaccharides, producing short chain fatty acids and additional metabolites, e.g., vitamin K. Microbial diversity is important for colonic health: Changes in the composition of the microbiota have been associated with inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, obesity and Crohn's disease, and make the microbiota more vulnerable to infestation by harmful species, e...
May 16, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511430/study-on-the-relation-between-colorectal-cancer-and-gall-bladder-disease
#15
Siddharth Gosavi, R Rama Mishra, Vsm Praveen Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal cancer is cancer of the large intestine, the lower part of digestive system which includes the sigmoid colon and rectum. AIM: To study the relation of incidence of colorectal cancer with previous gall bladder disease or post-cholecystectomy status, a relation between gall bladder disease and smoking in particular and the most common region of colon involved in colorectal cancer in gall bladder disease and non-gall bladder disease patients...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511289/human-enthesis-group-3-innate-lymphoid-cells
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Richard J Cuthbert, Evangelos M Fragkakis, Robert Dunsmuir, Zhi Li, Mark Coles, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Peter Giannoudis, Elena Jones, Yasser M El-Sherbiny, Dennis McGonagle
Objective Group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s) play a pivotal role in barrier tissues such as the gut and the skin, two important sites of disease in spondyloarthropathy (SpA). It was investigated whether normal and injured human enthesis, the key target tissue in early SpA, harboured ILC3s in entheseal soft tissue (EST) and adjacent peri-entheseal bone (PEB). Methods Interspinous ligament and spinous process bone was collected from donors with no systemic inflammatory disease, enzymatically digested and immunophenotyped...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510331/isolation-of-ready-to-use-adipose-derived-stem-cell-asc-pellet-for-clinical-applications-and-a-comparative-overview-of-alternate-methods-for-asc-isolation
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Edoardo Raposio, Nicolò Bertozzi
Current literature does not offer a standardized method to isolate adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for clinical applications and hence clinical studies using ASCs often show inconsistent results. Most of these studies borrow laboratory or benchside-derived protocols, which are complex, time consuming, and involve the use of chemical, animal-derived reagents. In this unit we describe a relatively simple and faster isolation protocol that allows collection of a ready-to-use ASC pellet for clinical application...
May 16, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510243/koloskopier-m%C3%A3-ste-kvalitetss%C3%A3-kras-verksamheterna-b%C3%A3-r-registrera-och-f%C3%A3-lja-upp-specifika-indikatorer-f%C3%A3-r-h%C3%A3-gkvalitetskoloskopi
#18
Henrik Thorlacius, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Artur Nemeth, Ervin Toth
High quality colonoscopy must be secured Colonoscopy plays a key role in the work-up of digestive diseases and constitutes the cornerstone in colorectal cancer diagnosis and prevention. Data suggest that the quality of colonoscopy varies widely between different endoscopists. This article summarizes current evidence and expert consensus on quality indicators, along with the evidence supporting their use in benchmarking, quality reporting, and continuous quality improvement in order to secure high quality colonoscopy...
May 15, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508363/glycoproteins-enrichment-and-lc-ms-ms-glycoproteomics-in-central-nervous-system-applications
#19
Rui Zhu, Ehwang Song, Ahmed Hussein, Firas H Kobeissy, Yehia Mechref
Proteins and glycoproteins play important biological roles in central nervous systems (CNS). Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of proteins and glycoproteins expression in CNS is critical to reveal the inherent biomolecular mechanism of CNS diseases. This chapter describes proteomic and glycoproteomic approaches based on liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS or LC-MS/MS) for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of proteins and glycoproteins expressed in CNS. Proteins and glycoproteins, extracted by a mass spectrometry friendly surfactant from CNS samples, were subjected to enzymatic (tryptic) digestion and three down-stream analyses: (1) a nano LC system coupled with a high-resolution MS instrument to achieve qualitative proteomic profile, (2) a nano LC system combined with a triple quadrupole MS to quantify identified proteins, and (3) glycoprotein enrichment prior to LC-MS/MS analysis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508362/quantitative-phosphoproteomic-analysis-of-brain-tissues
#20
Bing Bai, Haiyan Tan, Junmin Peng
Protein phosphorylation regulates brain development and neuronal activities; and dysregulation of phosphorylation contributes to neurobiological disorders. Phosphoproteomic analysis provides comprehensive modification maps for measuring protein activities in cellular pathways and biological processes. Here, we introduce a mass spectrometry (MS)-based protocol to quantitatively analyze the phosphoproteome of human postmortem brains of Alzheimer's disease. In this isobaric labeling protocol, up to ten brain samples are selected from control and diseased cases for comparison...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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