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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229902/impact-of-high-glucose-and-ages-on-cultured-kidney-derived-cells-effects-on-cell-viability-lysosomal-enzymes-and-effectors-of-cell-signaling-pathways
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Giovani B Peres, Nestor Schor, Yara M Michelacci
We have previously reported decreased expression and activities of lysosomal cathepsins B and L in diabetic kidney. Relevant morphological changes were observed in proximal tubules, suggesting that these cells are implicated in the early stages of the disease. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanisms that lead to these changes. The effects of high glucose (HG) and advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on cell viability, lysosomal enzymes and other effectors of cell signaling of cultured kidney cells were studied...
February 13, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227981/assessment-of-sedation-analgesia-by-means-of-poincare%C3%AC-analysis-of-the-electroencephalogram
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Jose D Bolanos, Montserrat Vallverdu, Pere Caminal, Daniel F Valencia, Xavi Borrat, Pedro L Gambus, Jose F Valencia, Jose D Bolanos, Montserrat Vallverdu, Pere Caminal, Daniel F Valencia, Xavi Borrat, Pedro L Gambus, Jose F Valencia, Jose D Bolanos, Xavi Borrat, Jose F Valencia, Montserrat Vallverdu, Pere Caminal, Pedro L Gambus, Daniel F Valencia
Monitoring the levels of sedation-analgesia may be helpful for managing patient stress on minimally invasive medical procedures. Monitors based on EEG analysis and designed to assess general anesthesia cannot distinguish reliably between a light and deep sedation. In this work, the Poincaré plot is used as a nonlinear technique applied to EEG signals in order to characterize the levels of sedation-analgesia, according to observed categorical responses that were evaluated by means of Ramsay Sedation Scale (RSS)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227076/analysis-of-blood-pressure-signal-in-patients-with-different-ventricular-ejection-fraction-using-linear-and-non-linear-methods
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Andres Arcentales, Patricio Rivera, Pere Caminal, Andreas Voss, Antonio Bayes-Genis, Beatriz F Giraldo, Andres Arcentales, Patricio Rivera, Pere Caminal, Andreas Voss, Antonio Bayes-Genis, Beatriz F Giraldo, Pere Caminal, Antonio Bayes-Genis, Andres Arcentales, Patricio Rivera, Beatriz F Giraldo, Andreas Voss
Changes in the left ventricle function produce alternans in the hemodynamic and electric behavior of the cardiovascular system. A total of 49 cardiomyopathy patients have been studied based on the blood pressure signal (BP), and were classified according to the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in low risk (LR: LVEF>35%, 17 patients) and high risk (HR: LVEF≤35, 32 patients) groups. We propose to characterize these patients using a linear and a nonlinear methods, based on the spectral estimation and the recurrence plot, respectively...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226055/functional-health-literacy-and-knowledge-of-renal-patients-on-pre-dialytic-treatment
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Katarinne Lima Moraes, Virginia Visconde Brasil, Gabriela Ferreira de Oliveira, Jacqueline Andréia Bernardes Leão Cordeiro, Antonio Márcio Teodoro Cordeiro Silva, Rafaela Peres Boaventura, Denize Bouttelet Munari, Mônica Ribeiro Canhestro
Objective: to analyze the functional health literacy (FHL), i.e., understanding and knowledge about chronic renal disease of 60 patients in pre-dialytic treatment. Method: this is a cross-sectional study. FHL was measured by B-TOFHLA; and the knowledge, by questionnaire. Pearson correlation and Chi-square tests were carried out as well as linear regression models. Results: all respondents presented inadequate FHL, and most showed insufficient knowledge about the disease and treatment...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225764/cynomolgus-macaques-naturally-infected-with-trypanosoma-cruzi-i-exhibit-an-overall-mixed-pro-inflammatory-modulated-cytokine-signature-characteristic-of-human-chagas-disease
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Danielle Marquete Vitelli-Avelar, Renato Sathler-Avelar, Armanda Moreira Mattoso-Barbosa, Nicolas Gouin, Marcelo Perdigão-de-Oliveira, Leydiane Valério-Dos-Reis, Ronaldo Peres Costa, Silvana Maria Elói-Santos, Matheus de Souza Gomes, Laurence Rodrigues do Amaral, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Edward J Dick, Gene B Hubbard, Jane F VandeBerg, John L VandeBerg
BACKGROUND: Non-human primates have been shown to be useful models for Chagas disease. We previously reported that natural T. cruzi infection of cynomolgus macaques triggers clinical features and immunophenotypic changes of peripheral blood leukocytes resembling those observed in human Chagas disease. In the present study, we further characterize the cytokine-mediated microenvironment to provide supportive evidence of the utility of cynomolgus macaques as a model for drug development for human Chagas disease...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222104/how-important-is-thermodynamics-for-identifying-elementary-flux-modes
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Sabine Peres, Mario Jolicœur, Cécile Moulin, Philippe Dague, Stefan Schuster
We present a method for computing thermodynamically feasible elementary flux modes (tEFMs) using equilibrium constants without need of internal metabolite concentrations. The method is compared with the method based on a binary distinction between reversible and irreversible reactions. When all reactions are reversible, adding the constraints based on equilibrium constants reduces the number of elementary flux modes (EFMs) by a factor of two. Declaring in advance some reactions as irreversible, based on reliable biochemical expertise, can in general reduce the number of EFMs by a greater factor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219652/influence-of-age-sex-and-hcmv-serostatus-on-blood-lymphocyte-subpopulations-in-healthy-adults
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P A Apoil, B Puissant-Lubrano, N Congy-Jolivet, M Peres, J Tkaczuk, F Roubinet, A Blancher
Using a standardized immunophenotyping procedure we studied thirty-eight distinct subpopulations of T, B and NK lymphocytes in 253 healthy blood donors aged from 19 to 67. We analysed the influence of age, sex and HCMV seropositivity on each lymphocyte subpopulations and established reference ranges. We observed that aging influences the largest number of lymphocyte subpopulations with a slow increase of CD8+ EMRA T lymphocytes and of the numbers of circulating Tregs. The proportion of HLA-DR+ cells among Tregs increased with age and was correlated to the proportion of HLA-DR+ cells among effector T CD4+ lymphocytes...
February 9, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219080/survival-of-tissue-resident-memory-t-cells-requires-exogenous-lipid-uptake-and-metabolism
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Youdong Pan, Tian Tian, Chang Ook Park, Serena Y Lofftus, Shenglin Mei, Xing Liu, Chi Luo, John T O'Malley, Ahmed Gehad, Jessica E Teague, Sherrie J Divito, Robert Fuhlbrigge, Pere Puigserver, James G Krueger, Gökhan S Hotamisligil, Rachael A Clark, Thomas S Kupper
Tissue-resident memory T (TRM) cells persist indefinitely in epithelial barrier tissues and protect the host against pathogens. However, the biological pathways that enable the long-term survival of TRM cells are obscure. Here we show that mouse CD8(+) TRM cells generated by viral infection of the skin differentially express high levels of several molecules that mediate lipid uptake and intracellular transport, including fatty-acid-binding proteins 4 and 5 (FABP4 and FABP5). We further show that T-cell-specific deficiency of Fabp4 and Fabp5 (Fabp4/Fabp5) impairs exogenous free fatty acid (FFA) uptake by CD8(+) TRM cells and greatly reduces their long-term survival in vivo, while having no effect on the survival of central memory T (TCM) cells in lymph nodes...
February 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218910/a-mechanically-active-heterotypic-e-cadherin-n-cadherin-adhesion-enables-fibroblasts-to%C3%A2-drive-cancer-cell-invasion
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Anna Labernadie, Takuya Kato, Agustí Brugués, Xavier Serra-Picamal, Stefanie Derzsi, Esther Arwert, Anne Weston, Victor González-Tarragó, Alberto Elosegui-Artola, Lorenzo Albertazzi, Jordi Alcaraz, Pere Roca-Cusachs, Erik Sahai, Xavier Trepat
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) promote tumour invasion and metastasis. We show that CAFs exert a physical force on cancer cells that enables their collective invasion. Force transmission is mediated by a heterophilic adhesion involving N-cadherin at the CAF membrane and E-cadherin at the cancer cell membrane. This adhesion is mechanically active; when subjected to force it triggers β-catenin recruitment and adhesion reinforcement dependent on α-catenin/vinculin interaction. Impairment of E-cadherin/N-cadherin adhesion abrogates the ability of CAFs to guide collective cell migration and blocks cancer cell invasion...
February 20, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215921/role-of-myocardial-collagen-in-severe-aortic-stenosis-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-symptoms-of-heart-failure
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Kattalin Echegaray, Ion Andreu, Ane Lazkano, Iñaki Villanueva, Alberto Sáenz, María Reyes Elizalde, Tomás Echeverría, Begoña López, Asier Garro, Arantxa González, Elena Zubillaga, Itziar Solla, Iñaki Sanz, Jesús González, Alberto Elósegui-Artola, Pere Roca-Cusachs, Javier Díez, Susana Ravassa, Ramón Querejeta
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: We investigated the anatomical localization, biomechanical properties, and molecular phenotype of myocardial collagen tissue in 40 patients with severe aortic stenosis with preserved ejection fraction and symptoms of heart failure. METHODS: Two transmural biopsies were taken from the left ventricular free wall. Mysial and nonmysial regions of the collagen network were analyzed. Myocardial collagen volume fraction (CVF) was measured by picrosirius red staining...
February 16, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213907/optimizing-the-analysis-of-dental-enamel-microstructure-in-intact-teeth
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Zulieth López Arrieta, Sergio Roberto Peres Line
In most mammalian species enamel prisms are regularly arranged in layers of alternating directions forming an angle of approximately 90°. These successive layers of prisms are known as Hunter-Schreger bands (HSBs). The analysis of HSBs may provide valuable information regarding the species life history, taxon and personal identification, with evident applicability in physical anthropology and forensics. Obtaining good quality digital images of HSBs in intact specimens is not always a feasible task. The major problems are the low contrast of images; the reflection of incident light, which may create areas of intense shine in digital images; and the abrupt decrease in the degree of illumination that occurs after light crosses the vertical cracks, frequently present in enamel...
February 17, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212859/docosahexaenoic-acid-phospholipid-differentially-modulates-the-conformation-of-g90v-and-n55k-rhodopsin-mutants-associated-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Xiaoyun Dong, María Guadalupe Herrera-Hernández, Eva Ramon, Pere Garriga
Rhodopsin is the visual photoreceptor of the retinal rod cells that mediates dim light vision and a prototypical member of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily. The structural stability and functional performance of rhodopsin are modulated by membrane lipids. Docosahexaenoic acid has been shown to interact with native rhodopsin but no direct evidence has been established on the effect of such lipid on the stability and regeneration of rhodopsin mutants associated with retinal diseases. The stability and regeneration of two thermosensitive mutants G90V and N55K, associated with the retinal degenerative disease retinitis pigmentosa, have been analyzed in docosohexaenoic phospholipid (1,2-didocosa-hexaenoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine; DDHA-PC) liposomes...
February 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207341/visual-loss-and-subsequent-activity-limitations-in-the-elderly-the-french-three-city-cohort
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Karine Pérès, Fanny Matharan, Vincent Daien, Virginie Nael, Arlette Edjolo, Isabelle Bourdel-Marchasson, Karen Ritchie, Christophe Tzourio, Cécile Delcourt, Isabelle Carrière
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between vision and disability in the elderly. METHODS: We used a baseline visual indicator (combining near acuity with Snellen equivalent < 20/30 and self-reported distance visual loss) to explore the association between visual loss and subsequent disability (mobility, instrumental activities of daily living [IADLs], ADLs, and participation restriction) from 1999 to 2007 in 8491 elderly participants of the French Three-City Cohort (Bordeaux, Dijon, and Montpellier)...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205090/-from-controversy-to-scientific-discussion-the-dispute-over-the-vacuum-and-its-pascalian-metamorphosis
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Martine Pécharman
Pascal's Expériences nouvelles touchant le vide (1647) outlines a physical demonstration that aims to put to an end controversies between plenists and vacuists. The traditional form of the dispute with which Pascal wanted to break, however, finds itself reactivated by Étienne Noël, who takes up again the plenist objections which the Expériences nouvelles only consider as possible the better to refute them. Pascal's letters Au très révérend père Noël and À Monsieur Le Pailleur on the contrary permit one to define a field of disputation different from the one which Noël perpetuates...
December 2016: Revue de Synthèse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202792/towards-a-new-strategy-for-the-diagnosis-of-congenital-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection
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Alba Abras, Carmen Muñoz, Cristina Ballart, Pere Berenguer, Teresa Llovet, Mercedes Herrero, Silvia Tebar, María-Jesús Pinazo, Elizabeth Posada, Carmen Martí, Victoria Fumadó, Jordi Bosch, Oriol Coll, Teresa Juncosa, Gemma Ginovart, Josep Armengol, Joaquim Gascón, Montserrat Portús, Montserrat Gállego
The immigration of Latin American women of childbearing age has spread the congenital transmission of Chagas disease to non-endemic areas, and the disease is now a worldwide problem. Some European health authorities have implemented screening programs to prevent vertical transmission, but the lack of a uniform protocol calls for the urgent establishment of a new strategy, common for all laboratories. Our aims were (i) to analyze the trend of passive IgG antibodies in the newborn by means of five serological tests for the diagnosis and follow-up of congenital Trypanosoma cruzi infection, (ii) to assess the utility of these techniques for diagnosing a congenital transmission, and (iii) to propose a strategy for a prompt, efficient and cost-effective diagnosis of T...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198915/personality-traits-anger-and-psychiatric-symptoms-related-to-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-digestive-system-cancer
#16
Noemi Peres Honorato, Luciene Vaccaro de Morais Abumusse, Daniel Pereira Coqueiro, Vanessa de Albuquerque Citero
BACKGROUND: The presence of psychiatric symptoms, anger, and personality characteristics are factors that affect the quality of life of newly diagnosed digestive system cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify which stable characteristics of the individual's personality interfere with quality of life, even when reactive emotional characteristics of falling ill are controlled. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed at the Oncology Clinic ( Hospital das Clínicas ), Marília/SP, Brazil, in which 50 adult patients with digestive system cancer and diagnosed less than 6 months answered the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory, Temperament and Character Inventory, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and WHOQOL-BREF...
February 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195327/having-fewer-than-21-teeth-associated-with-poorer-general-health-among-south-australians
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Lisa Jamieson, David Brennan, Marco Peres, Liana Luzzi, Caroline Miller, Jacqui Bowden, Nikki McCaffery
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether having less than 21 teeth is associated with poorer general health in a representative population sample of South Australians. METHODS: Data were from a cross-sectional state-based survey, conducted from September to December 2013. Complete data were available for 2,908 participants (58 percent response rate). General health-related quality of life (HrQOL), as measured by the EuroQol instrument (EQ-5D-5L), was the main outcome measure...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193289/microgeographical-structure-in-the-major-neotropical-malaria-vector-anopheles-darlingi-using-microsatellites-and-snp-markers
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Melina Campos, Jan E Conn, Diego Peres Alonso, Joseph M Vinetz, Kevin J Emerson, Paulo Eduardo Martins Ribolla
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, throughout the Amazon Basin, landscape modification contributing to profound ecological change has proceeded at an unprecedented rate. Deforestation that accompanies human activities can significantly change aspects of anopheline biology, though this may be site-specific. Such local changes in anopheline biology could have a great impact on malaria transmission. The aim of this study was to investigate population genetics of the main malaria vector in Brazil, Anopheles darlingi, from a microgeographical perspective...
February 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187434/interface-between-breast-cancer-cells-and-the-tumor-microenvironment-using-platelet-rich-plasma-to-promote-tumor-angiogenesis-influence-of-platelets-and-fibrin-bundles-on-the-behavior-of-breast-tumor-cells
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Sheila Siqueira Andrade, Joana Tomomi Sumikawa, Eloísa Dognani Castro, Fabricio Pereira Batista, Edgar Paredes-Gamero, Lilian Carolina Oliveira, Izabel Monastério Guerra, Giovani Bravin Peres, Renan Pelluzzi Cavalheiro, Luiz Juliano, Afonso Pinto Nazário, Gil Facina, Siu Mui Tsai, Maria Luiza Vilela Oliva, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão
Cancer progression is associated with an evolving tissue interface of direct epithelial-tumor microenvironment interactions. In biopsies of human breast tumors, extensive alterations in molecular pathways are correlated with cancer staging on both sides of the tumor-stroma interface. These interactions provide a pivotal paracrine signaling to induce malignant phenotype transition, the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). We explored how the direct contact between platelets-fibrin bundles primes metastasis using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a source of growth factors and mimics the provisional fibrin matrix between actively growing breast cancer cells and the tumor stroma...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187131/genome-size-cytogenetic-data-and-transferability-of-est-ssrs-markers-in-wild-and-cultivated-species-of-the-genus-theobroma-l-byttnerioideae-malvaceae
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Rangeline Azevedo da Silva, Gustavo Souza, Lívia Santos Lima Lemos, Uilson Vanderlei Lopes, Nara Geórgia Ribeiro Braz Patrocínio, Rafael Moysés Alves, Lucília Helena Marcellino, Didier Clement, Fabienne Micheli, Karina Peres Gramacho
The genus Theobroma comprises several trees species native to the Amazon. Theobroma cacao L. plays a key economic role mainly in the chocolate industry. Both cultivated and wild forms are described within the genus. Variations in genome size and chromosome number have been used for prediction purposes including the frequency of interspecific hybridization or inference about evolutionary relationships. In this study, the nuclear DNA content, karyotype and genetic diversity using functional microsatellites (EST-SSR) of seven Theobroma species were characterized...
2017: PloS One
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