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Alan Winston, Wolfgang Stöhr, Andrea Antinori, Helene Amieva, Philippe Perré, Stephane De Wit, Jacques Reynes, Mark Gompels, Antonella d'Arminio Monforte, Jose-Maria Gatell, Jesper Grarup, Anton Pozniak, Abdel Babiker, François Raffi, Laura Richert
BACKGROUND: Improvements in cognitive function are described after initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), with sparse data on differences between cART strategies. METHODS: We assessed changes in cognition, over 96 weeks, in therapy naïve HIV-positive adults randomised to darunavir/ritonavir (800/100mg once daily) with either raltegravir (400mg twice daily, Arm1) or tenofovir/emtricitabine (245/200mg once daily, Arm2). Seven cognitive tests were administered at baseline and week 96...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
Ngoc-Phuong-Thao Nguyen, Sonja Linder, Stefanie K Flitsch, Bettina Schiel-Bengelsdorf, Peter Dürre, Philippe Soucaille
: An operon comprising two genes, CA_P0037 and CA_P0036, that encode proteins of unknown function that were previously shown to be highly expressed in acidogenic cells and repressed in solventogenic and alcohologenic cells is located on the pSOL1 megaplasmid of Clostridium acetobutylicum upstream of adhE2 A CA_P0037::int (189/190s) mutant in which an intron was inserted at position 189/190 in the sense strand of CA_P0037 was successfully generated by the Targetron technique. The resultant mutant showed significantly different metabolic flux patterns in acidogenic (producing mainly lactate, butyrate, and butanol) and alcohologenic (producing mainly butyrate, acetate, and lactate) chemostat cultures but not in solventogenic or batch cultures...
October 4, 2016: MBio
Stijn Van der Perre, Anuschka Liekens, Bart Bueken, Dirk E De Vos, Gino V Baron, Joeri F M Denayer
Monodisperse MIL-125(Ti) Metal-Organic Framework crystals were synthesized and studied as stationary phase in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Different pure compounds and model mixtures (including stereoisomer mixtures) were injected from which chromatographic parameters, including selectivities and resolution factors, were determined to evaluate the adsorption properties and separation performance of MIL-125(Ti) in liquid phase. The MIL-125(Ti) framework displayed a trans selectivity for cis/trans difunctionalized cyclohexane molecules with high selectivity and resolution for 1,3-dimethylcyclohexane and 4-ethylcyclohexanol...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Yannick Simonin, Fabien Loustalot, Caroline Desmetz, Vincent Foulongne, Orianne Constant, Chantal Fournier-Wirth, Fanny Leon, Jean-Pierre Molès, Aurélien Goubaud, Jean-Marc Lemaitre, Marianne Maquart, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Laurence Briant, Nicolas Nagot, Philippe Van de Perre, Sara Salinas
The recent Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic has highlighted the poor knowledge on its physiopathology. Recent studies showed that ZIKV of the Asian lineage, responsible for this international outbreak, causes neuropathology in vitro and in vivo. However, two African lineages exist and the virus is currently found circulating in Africa. The original African strain was also suggested to be neurovirulent but its laboratory usage has been criticized due to its multiple passages. In this study, we compared the French Polynesian (Asian) ZIKV strain to an African strain isolated in Central African Republic and show a difference in infectivity and cellular response between both strains in human neural stem cells and astrocytes...
September 21, 2016: EBioMedicine
Abdoul-Salam Ouedraogo, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Aimée Kissou, Soufiane Sanou, Armel Poda, Carole G Kyelem, Jérôme Solassol, Anne-Laure Bañuls, Philippe Van De Perre, Rasmata Ouédraogo, Hélène Jean-Pierre, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Sylvain Godreuil
The objectives of the present study were to investigate the rate of S.aureus nasal carriage and molecular characteristics in hospital and community settings in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Nasal samples (n = 219) were collected from 116 healthy volunteers and 103 hospitalized patients in July and August 2014. Samples were first screened using CHROMagar Staph aureus chromogenic agar plates, and S. aureus strains were identified by mass spectrometry. Antibiotic susceptibility was tested using the disk diffusion method on Müller-Hinton agar...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Lies Langouche, Ina Lehmphul, Sarah Vander Perre, Josef Koehrle, Greet Van den Berghe
BACKGROUND: Critical illness is hallmarked by low circulating T4 and T3 concentrations, in the presence of elevated rT3 and low-normal TSH, referred to as non-thyroidal illness (NTI). Thyroid hormone (TH) metabolism is substantially increased during NTI, in part explained by enhanced deiodinase 3 (D3) activity. T4- and T3-sulfate concentrations are elevated, due to suppressed D1 activity in the presence of unaltered sulfotransferase activity, and 3,3'-diiodothyronine (3,3'-T2) concentrations are normal...
September 27, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Séverine Carrère-Kremer, Pierre-Alain Rubbo, Amandine Pisoni, Sophie Bendriss, Grégory Marin, Marianne Peries, Karine Bolloré, Dominique Terru, Sylvain Godreuil, Arnaud Bourdin, Philippe Van de Perre, Edouard Tuaillon
Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) release assays (IGRAs) detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection regardless of the active (ATB) or latent (LTBI) forms of tuberculosis (TB). In this study, Mtb-specific T cell response against region of deletion 1 (RD1) antigens were explored by a microbead multiplex assay performed in T-SPOT TB assay (T-SPOT) supernatants from 35 patients with ATB and 115 patients with LTBI. T-SPOT is positive when over 7 IFN-γ secreting cells (SC)/250 000 peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) are enumerated...
2016: PloS One
Huan Du, Pin Lv, Mehdi Ayouz, Arnaud Besserer, Patrick Perré
Continuous observation was performed using confocal laser scanning microscopy to visualize the three-dimensional microscopic growth of the brown-rot fungus, Postia placenta, for seventeen days. The morphological characterization of Postia placenta was quantitatively determined, including the tip extension rate, branch angle and branching length, (hyphal length between two adjacent branch sites). A voxel method has been developed to measure the growth of the biomass. Additionally, the tip extension rate distribution, the branch angle distribution and the branching length distribution, which quantified the hyphal growth characteristics, were evaluated...
2016: PloS One
Ayomide H Labulo, Elijah T Adesuji, Oyinade A Dedeke, Olusola S Bodede, Charles O Oseghale, Roshila Moodley, Vincent O Nyamori, Enock O Dare, Olajire A Adegoke
The need for green synthesis of emerging industrial materials has led to the biosynthesis of nanoparticles from plants to circumvent the adverse by-products of chemical synthesis. In this study, the leaf extract of Detarium mirocarpum Guill & Perr, a small tree belonging to the family Fabaceae (Legume), was used to synthesize silver nanoparticles (DAgNPs). DAgNPs were characterized using spectroscopic techniques (Ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy and Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy) which showed hydroxyl and carbonyl functional groups to be responsible for their synthesis...
November 1, 2016: Talanta
Nan Xuan Lin, William Edward Henley
Observational studies provide a rich source of information for assessing effectiveness of treatment interventions in many situations where it is not ethical or practical to perform randomized controlled trials. However, such studies are prone to bias from hidden (unmeasured) confounding. A promising approach to identifying and reducing the impact of unmeasured confounding is prior event rate ratio (PERR) adjustment, a quasi-experimental analytic method proposed in the context of electronic medical record database studies...
August 1, 2016: Statistics in Medicine
Angèle Brunellière, Laetitia Perre, ThiMai Tran, Isabelle Bonnotte
In recent decades, many computational techniques have been developed to analyze the contextual usage of words in large language corpora. The present study examined whether the co-occurrence frequency obtained from large language corpora might boost purely semantic priming effects. Two experiments were conducted: one with conscious semantic priming, the other with subliminal semantic priming. Both experiments contrasted three semantic priming contexts: an unrelated priming context and two related priming contexts with word pairs that are semantically related and that co-occur either frequently or infrequently...
July 20, 2016: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
Armen Sanosyan, David G Rutagwera, Jean-Pierre Molès, Karine Bollore, Marianne Peries, Chipepo Kankasa, Mwiya Mwiya, Thorkild Tylleskär, Nicolas Nagot, Philippe Van De Perre, Edouard Tuaillon
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in breast milk and subclinical mastitis (SCM) are both associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) shedding and possibly with postnatal HIV transmission. The objective of this nested case-control study was to investigate the interplay between SCM and EBV replication in breast milk of HIV-infected mothers.The relationships between EBV deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) shedding, HIV-1 ribonucleic acid (RNA) level, and SCM were explored in breast milk samples of Zambian mothers participating in the ANRS 12174 trial...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Camille Bernaud, Lydie Khatchatourian, Audrey Rodallec, Nolwenn Hall, Philippe Perre, Marine Morrier, Solène Pineau, Thomas Jovelin, Elisabeth André-Garnier, François Raffi, Clotilde Allavena
BACKGROUND: Tenofovir DF/FTC/rilpivirine (TDF/FTC/RPV) is a single tablet regimen considered as safe and efficacious in HIV population as long as food requirements, concomitant PPI administration, and compromised antiviral activity have been carefully reviewed. We evaluated TDF/FTC/RPV in a real-life setting with focus on clinical and virological outcomes. METHODS: OCEAN II is a prospective, two-centre observational study. From September 2012 to December 2013, antiretroviral-naive patients with HIV RNA <100,000 copies/mL or wishing to switch for simplification were considered for TDF/FTC/RPV...
October 2016: Infectious Diseases
Frédéric Nico Njayou, Arnaud Fondjo Kouam, Brice Fredy Nemg Simo, Angèle Nkouatchoua Tchana, Paul Fewou Moundipa
BACKGROUND: Khaya grandifoliola (Meliaceae) and Entada africana (Fabaceae) are traditionally used in Bamun (a western tribe of Cameroon) traditional medicine for the treatment of liver related diseases. In this study, the synergistic hepatoprotective effect of respective active fractions of the plants were investigated against paracetamol-induced toxicity in primary cultures of rat hepatocytes. METHODS: Paracetamol conferred hepatocyte toxicity, as determined by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium (MTT) assay, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) activities, malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH) content assays...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Christopher D Herring, William R Kenealy, A Joe Shaw, Sean F Covalla, Daniel G Olson, Jiayi Zhang, W Ryan Sillers, Vasiliki Tsakraklides, John S Bardsley, Stephen R Rogers, Philip G Thorne, Jessica P Johnson, Abigail Foster, Indraneel D Shikhare, Dawn M Klingeman, Steven D Brown, Brian H Davison, Lee R Lynd, David A Hogsett
BACKGROUND: The thermophilic, anaerobic bacterium Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum digests hemicellulose and utilizes the major sugars present in biomass. It was previously engineered to produce ethanol at yields equivalent to yeast. While saccharolytic anaerobes have been long studied as potential biomass-fermenting organisms, development efforts for commercial ethanol production have not been reported. RESULTS: Here, we describe the highest ethanol titers achieved from T...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
Audrey Coilly, Claire Fougerou-Leurent, Victor de Ledinghen, Pauline Houssel-Debry, Christophe Duvoux, Vincent Di Martino, Sylvie Radenne, Nassim Kamar, Louis D'Alteroche, Vincent Leroy, Valérie Canva, Pascal Lebray, Christophe Moreno, Jérôme Dumortier, Christine Silvain, Camille Besch, Philippe Perre, Danielle Botta-Fridlund, Rodolphe Anty, Claire Francoz, Armando Abergel, Maryline Debette-Gratien, Filomena Conti, François Habersetzer, Alexandra Rohel, Emilie Rossignol, Hélène Danjou, Anne-Marie Roque-Afonso, Didier Samuel, Jean-Charles Duclos-Vallée, Georges-Philippe Pageaux
BACKGROUND & AIMS: HCV recurrence remains a major issue in the liver transplant field, as it has a negative impact on both graft and patient survival. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of treating HCV recurrence with sofosbuvir (SOF) and daclatasvir (DCV) combination therapy. METHODS: From October 2013 to March 2015, 559 liver recipients were enrolled in the prospective multicentre France REcherche Nord&Sud Sida-hiv Hépatites (ANRS) Compassionate use of Protease Inhibitors in viral C Liver Transplantation cohort...
October 2016: Journal of Hepatology
Sun-Wook Jeong, Ho Seong Seo, Min-Kyu Kim, Jong-Il Choi, Heon-Man Lim, Sangyong Lim
Deinococcus radiodurans is a poly-extremophilic organism, capable of tolerating a wide variety of different stresses, such as gamma/ultraviolet radiation, desiccation, and oxidative stress. PprM, a cold shock protein homolog, is involved in the radiation resistance of D. radiodurans, but its role in the oxidative stress response has not been investigated. In this study, we investigated the effect of pprM mutation on catalase gene expression. pprM disruption decreased the mRNA and protein levels of KatE1, which is the major catalase in D...
June 2016: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
Jung-Hoon Kim, Chang-Jun Ji, Shin-Yeong Ju, Yoon-Mo Yang, Su-Hyun Ryu, Yumi Kwon, Young-Bin Won, Yeh-Eun Lee, Hwan Youn, Jin-Won Lee
The ferric uptake regulator (Fur) family proteins include sensors of Fe (Fur), Zn (Zur), and peroxide (PerR). Among Fur family proteins, Fur and Zur are ubiquitous in most prokaryotic organisms, whereas PerR exists mainly in Gram positive bacteria as a functional homologue of OxyR. Gram positive bacteria such as Bacillus subtilis, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus encode three Fur family proteins: Fur, Zur, and PerR. In this study, we identified five Fur family proteins from B. licheniformis: two novel PerR-like proteins (BL00690 and BL00950) in addition to Fur (BL05249), Zur (BL03703), and PerR (BL00075) homologues...
2016: PloS One
Mahamane Haidara, Geneviève Bourdy, Nunziatina De Tommasi, Alessandra Braca, Korotoumou Traore, Sergio Giani, Rokia Sanogo
Today, ethno-pharmacology is a very important resource in order to discover new therapies for the current diseases. Moreover, another good justification for the ethno-pharmacological approach is to obtain new, effective, less expensive and simple therapies, limiting at the same time the cost of pharmaceutical research. Two major anti-malarial drugs widely used today, i.e. quinine and artemisinin, came respectively from Peruvian and Chinese ancestral treatments reported in the traditional medicines. In this contest, there is an urgent need for the discovery of new drugs, due to the critical epidemiological situation of this disease and to the growth of resistances...
March 2016: Natural Product Communications
P Perre, F A Faria, L R Jorge, A Rocha, R S Torres, M F Souza-Filho, T M Lewinsohn, R A Zucchi
In this study, we assess image analysis techniques as automatic identifiers of three Anastrepha species of quarantine importance, Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann), Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart), and Anastrepha sororcula Zucchi, based on wing and aculeus images. The right wing and aculeus of 100 individuals of each species were mounted on microscope slides, and images were captured with a stereomicroscope and light microscope. For wing image analysis, we used the color descriptor Local Color Histogram; for aculei, we used the contour descriptor Edge Orientation Autocorrelogram...
May 8, 2016: Neotropical Entomology
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