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Sinead Brophy, Jonathan Kennedy, Fabiola Fernandez-Gutierrez, Ann John, Robert Potter, Christine Linehan, Michael Kerr
OBJECTIVE: Antipsychotics are licensed for psychosis and are also prescribed for behavior control. This study aims to examine characteristics and outcomes of children prescribed antipsychotics. METHODS: A cohort study using general practice and hospital records linked with education records for 1,488,936 children living in Wales between 1999 and 2015. The characteristics of the children who were prescribed antipsychotics are presented using descriptive statistics and outcomes such as respiratory illness, diabetes, and injury were analyzed using multilevel logistic regression and the prior event rate ratio (PERR)...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Dimitri Van de Perre, Colin R Janssen, A C De Schamphelaere
Under natural conditions, organisms can experience a variety of abiotic (e.g. temperature, pH) and biotic (e.g. species interactions) conditions, which can interact with toxicant effects. By ignoring species interactions conventional ecotoxicological studies (i.e. single species tests) oversimplify the actual field situation. Here, we investigated whether temperature and interspecific competition affected the effects of zinc on a Daphnia longispina population. The D. longispina populations were exposed in a full factorial design to three different zinc treatments (background, 29 µg Zn/L and 110 µg Zn/L), two different temperature regimes (cold: 17-18 °C and warm: 21-22 °C) and two interspecific competition levels (No interspecific Brachionus competition= no Brachionus calyciflorus added; interspecific Brachionus competition= B...
February 26, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Yinong Young-Xu, Robertus Van Aalst, Salaheddin M Mahmud, Kenneth J Rothman, Julia Thornton Snider, Daniel Westreich, Vincent Mor, Stefan Gravenstein, Jason K H Lee, Edward W Thommes, Michael D Decker, Ayman Chit
Background: To examine whether a high-dose inactivated influenza vaccine was more efficacious in preventing hospitalizations than a standard-dose vaccine in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) senior population. Methods: This study estimated the relative vaccine effectiveness (rVE) of high-dose versus standard-dose using a retrospective cohort of VHA patients 65 years of age or older in the 2015-16 influenza season. To adjust for measured confounders, we matched each high-dose recipient with up to four standard-dose recipients vaccinated at the same location within a two-week period and having two or more pre-existing medical co-morbidities...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Weili Han, Xiangxiang Chen, Huimin Yu, Lingyun Chen, Mei Shen
A rapid, sensitive, and validated method was developed for the simultaneous determination of four iminosugars, 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ), d-fagomine (FAG), 2-O-a-d-galactopyranosyl-DNJ (Gal-DNJ), and 4-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-fagomine (Glu-FAG), in mulberry leaves. The method used hydrophilic interaction chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. Based on this method, the seasonal variations of iminosugars in the leaves of different mulberry species (Morus alba, Morus multicaulis Perr, Morus atropurpurea Roxb...
June 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Efisio Mattana, Moctar Sacande, Gabriele Bradamante, Pablo Gomez-Barreiro, Sidi Sanogo, Tiziana Ulian
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr. (Combretaceae) has important economic and cultural value in West Africa as source of wood, dye, and medicine. Although this tree is in high demand by local communities, its planting remains limited due to its very low propagation via seed. In this study, x-rays selected filled fruits were used to characterize their morphology and seed germination responses to treatment with sulphuric acid and incubation temperatures. Morphological observations highlighted a straight orthotropous seed structure...
February 2, 2018: Plant Biology
Etzael Espino-Pérez, Julien Bras, Giana Almeida, Cédric Plessis, Naceur Belgacem, Patrick Perré, Sandra Domenek
Nanocomposites are an opportunity to increase the performance of polymer membranes by fine-tuning their morphology. In particular, the understanding of the contribution of the polymer matrix/nanofiller interface to the overall transport properties is key to design membranes with tailored selective and adsorptive properties. In that aim, cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)/polylactide (PLA) nanocomposites were fabricated with chemically designed interfaces, which were ensuring the compatibility between the constituents and impacting the mass transport mechanism...
March 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
Karinne Sauval, Laetitia Perre, Séverine Casalis
Numerous studies have evidenced the involvement of the phonological code during visual word recognition not only in skilled adult readers but also in child readers. Moreover, in skilled adult readers, visual word processing has been shown to be sensitive to phonetic details such as phonemic features (e.g., manner of articulation, place of articulation, voicing and nasality in French) which are typically involved in phonological lexicon access during speech processing. In contrast, it is not known whether and when visual word recognition is affected by phonemic features during learning to read...
December 16, 2017: Acta Psychologica
Vu Van Loi, Tobias Busche, Jörg Bernhardt, Karsten Tedin, Jan Wollenhaupt, Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen, Chris Weise, Jörn Kalinowski, Markus Wahl, Marcus Fulde, Haike Antelmann
AIMS: Staphylococcus aureus is a major human pathogen and has to cope with reactive oxygen and chlorine species (ROS, RCS) during infections, which requires efficient protection mechanisms to avoid destruction. Here, we have investigated the changes in the RNA-seq transcriptome by the strong oxidant NaOCl in S. aureus USA300 to identify novel redox-sensing mechanisms that provide protection under infection conditions. RESULTS: NaOCl stress caused an oxidative stress response in S...
December 14, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
E Rosenthal, C Fougerou-Leurent, A Renault, M P Carrieri, F Marcellin, R Garraffo, E Teicher, H Aumaitre, K Lacombe, F Bailly, E Billaud, S Chevaliez, S Dominguez, M A Valantin, J Reynes, A Naqvi, L Cotte, S Metivier, V Leroy, M Dupon, T Allegre, P De Truchis, V Jeantils, J Chas, D Salmon-Ceron, P Morlat, D Neau, P Perré, L Piroth, S Pol, M Bourlière, G P Pageaux, L Alric, D Zucman, P M Girard, I Poizot-Martin, Y Yazdanpanah, F Raffi, E Le Pabic, C Tual, A Pailhé, I Amri, E Bellissant, J M Molina
OBJECTIVES: Studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of the fixed-dose combination ledipasvir (LDV)/sofosbuvir (SOF) in patients coinfected with HIV-1 and hepatitis C virus (HCV) have mainly included treatment-naïve patients without cirrhosis. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this combination in treatment-experienced patients with and without cirrhosis. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre, open-label, double-arm, nonrandomized study in patients coinfected with HIV-1 and HCV genotype 1 with and without cirrhosis, who had good viral suppression on their antiretroviral regimens...
March 2018: HIV Medicine
Jean-Pierre Molès, Edouard Tuaillon, Chipepo Kankasa, Anne-Sophie Bedin, Nicolas Nagot, Arnaud Marchant, Joann M McDermid, Philippe Van de Perre
Initiating breastfeeding within the first hour of life confers an important benefit in terms of child mortality and severe morbidity. Intestinal permeability to ingested macromolecules and immunoglobulins is limited to the first days of human life. These exchanges cease in the very early post-partum period but may increase beyond the neonatal period in response to local inflammation or introduction of a weaning food. From animal- and limited human-based observations, compelling evidence points out to breastmilk cells also trafficking from mother to infant mucosal tissues and participating to the maternal microchimerism...
December 2, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Tolulope Omolola Ajala, Hope Idemudia Olaiya, Oluwatoyin Adepeju Odeku
BACKGROUND: Natural polymers such as gums have gained attention in drug delivery systems due to their availability, compatibility and degradation under natural and physiological conditions. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate the film forming properties of gums obtained from the stem of Cissus polpunea (Guill and Perr) and the seed of Irvingia gabonensis (O'Rorke). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Gums were extracted from the relevant plant parts and characterized using functional, proximate and elemental properties...
January 2017: Polimery W Medycynie
Mounira Kebouchi, Frederick Saul, Raleb Taher, Annie Landier, Benedicte Beaudeau, Sarah Dubrac, Patrick Weber, Ahmed Haouz, Mathieu Picardeau, Nadia Benaroudj
Peroxide sensing is essential for bacteria survival during aerobic metabolism and host infection. Peroxide stress regulators (PerRs) are homodimeric transcriptional repressors with each monomer typically containing both structural and regulatory metal-binding sites. PerR binding to gene promoters is controlled by the presence of iron in the regulatory site, and iron-catalyzed oxidation of PerR by H2O2 leads to the dissociation of PerR from DNA. In addition to a regulatory metal, most PerRs require a structural metal for proper dimeric assembly...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Berit Lange, Jennifer Cohn, Teri Roberts, Johannes Camp, Jeanne Chauffour, Nina Gummadi, Azumi Ishizaki, Anupriya Nagarathnam, Edouard Tuaillon, Philippe van de Perre, Christine Pichler, Philippa Easterbrook, Claudia M Denkinger
BACKGROUND: Dried blood spots (DBS) are a convenient tool to enable diagnostic testing for viral diseases due to transport, handling and logistical advantages over conventional venous blood sampling. A better understanding of the performance of serological testing for hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) from DBS is important to enable more widespread use of this sampling approach in resource limited settings, and to inform the 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on testing for HBV/HCV...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
Berit Lange, Teri Roberts, Jennifer Cohn, Jamie Greenman, Johannes Camp, Azumi Ishizaki, Luke Messac, Edouard Tuaillon, Philippe van de Perre, Christine Pichler, Claudia M Denkinger, Philippa Easterbrook
BACKGROUND: The detection and quantification of hepatitis B (HBV) DNA and hepatitis C (HCV) RNA in whole blood collected on dried blood spots (DBS) may facilitate access to diagnosis and treatment of HBV and HCV infection in resource-poor settings. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of DBS compared to venous blood samples for detection and quantification of HBV-DNA and HCV-RNA in two systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the diagnostic accuracy of HBV DNA and HCV RNA from DBS compared to venous blood samples...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
Hualiang Pi, John D Helmann
Bacterial cells modulate transcription in response to changes in iron availability. The ferric uptake regulator (Fur) senses intracellular iron availability and plays a central role in maintaining iron homeostasis in Bacillus subtilis Here we utilized FrvA, a high-affinity Fe2+ efflux transporter from Listeria monocytogenes , as an inducible genetic tool to deplete intracellular iron. We then characterized the responses of the Fur, FsrA, and PerR regulons as cells transition from iron sufficiency to deficiency...
November 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Saerom Park, Chloe de Perre, Linda S Lee
Previous studies evaluating Vitamin B12 (VB12) with Ti(III)-citrate for potential use in in situ remediation of perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) found that linear (L)-PFOS was unaltered. We explored if alternate reductants could overcome this limitation with a primary focus on nanoscale zerovalent zinc (nZn0 ). Transformation over time with VB12-nZn0 was quantified at 22, 70, and 90 °C for PFOS, at 70 °C for perfluorohexanesulfonate (PFHxS), and VB12-nFe0 and VB12-Pd0 /nFe0 at 70 °C for PFOS. Only branched (br-) isomers were transformed generating F- (no SO4 2- ) and polyfluoroalkyl intermediates/products...
December 5, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
P Vande Perre, C Zazo Seco, O Patat, L Bouneau, A Vigouroux, D Bourgeois, S El Hout, N Chassaing, P Calvas
Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) is a heterogeneous clinical entity transmitted in an autosomal dominant manner. The main feature, Axenfeld-Rieger Anomaly (ARA), is a malformation of the anterior segment of the eye that can lead to glaucoma and impair vision. Extra-ocular defects have also been reported. Point mutations of FOXC1 and PITX2 are responsible for about 40% of the ARS cases. We describe the phenotype of a patient carrying a deletion encompassing the 4q25 locus containing PITX2 gene. This child presented with a congenital heart defect (Tetralogy of Fallot, TOF) and no signs of ARA...
October 31, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Marc Jenniskens, Fabian Güiza, Marlies Oorts, Sarah Vander Perre, Sarah Derde, Thomas Dufour, Steven Thiessen, Pieter Annaert, Greet Van den Berghe, Lies Langouche
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Elevated markers of cholestasis are common in response to critical illness, and associated with adverse outcome. The role of illness duration and of nutrient restriction on underlying molecular pathways of such cholestatic responses have not been thoroughly investigated. METHODS: In a mouse model of surgery- and sepsis-induced critical illness, molecular pathways of cholestasis were investigated up to 7 days. To assess which changes are explained by illness-induced lack of feeding, nutrient-restricted healthy mice were studied and compared with ad libitum fed healthy mice...
October 25, 2017: Shock
Victor Pozzobon, Patrick Perre
This work provides a model and the associated set of parameters allowing for microalgae population growth computation under intermittent lightning. Han's model is coupled with a simple microalgae growth model to yield a relationship between illumination and population growth. The model parameters were obtained by fitting a dataset available in literature using Particle Swarm Optimization method. In their work, authors grew microalgae in excess of nutrients under flashing conditions. Light/dark cycles used for these experimentations are quite close to those found in photobioreactor, i...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
Lei Dai, Orhan Sahin, Yizhi Tang, Qijing Zhang
Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of foodborne illnesses worldwide. As a microaerophilic organism, C. jejuni must be able to defend against oxidative stress encountered both in the host and in the environment. How Campylobacter utilizes a mutation-based mechanism for adaptation to oxidative stress is still unknown. Here we present a previously undescribed phenotypic and genetic mechanism that promotes the emergence of oxidative stress-resistant mutants. Specifically, we showed that a naturally occurring mutator phenotype, resulting from a loss of function mutation in the DNA repair enzyme MutY, increased oxidative stress resistance (OXR ) in C...
December 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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