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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535602/quantifying-postglacial-sediment-storage-and-denudation-rates-in-a-small-alpine-catchment-of-the-f%C3%A4-g%C3%A4-ra%C3%A8-mountains-romania
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Adrian C Ardelean, Alexandru Onaca, Petru Urdea, Adriana Sărășan
The study of sediment production, transport, storage and discharge in alpine drainage basins is an essential prerequisite for a better understanding of the postglacial evolution of the alpine landscape. To get an overview on sediment production and alpine landscape evolution in Romania, the current study presents the first alpine sediment storage quantification in the Romanian Carpathians. Postglacial denudation was quantified within the small alpine catchment of the Doamnei Valley (3.62km(2)), located in the central part of the Făgăraș Mountains...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535528/chronic-allograft-injury-an-overview-of-pathogenesis-and-treatment-strategies
#2
Hector M Madariaga, Leonardo V Riella
Chronic allograft injury (CAI) remains one of the biggest challenges in transplantation as it directly affects the long-term allograft survival, an area in which the scientific and transplantation communities have struggled to improve outcomes. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms of CAI is paramount to implement preventive measures and novel therapeutic options. In this review, we will address the latest evidence on CAI, potential etiologies and risk factors including non-adherence, antibody-mediated rejection, recurrence of glomerular disease, BK nephropathy, and calcineurin nephrotoxicity...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535253/endothelial-glycocalyx-the-battleground-for-complications-of-sepsis-and-kidney-injury
#3
Jong Wook Song, Joseph Zullo, Mark Lipphardt, Matthew Dragovich, Frank X Zhang, Bingmei Fu, Michael S Goligorsky
After briefly discussing endothelial glycocalyx and its role in vascular physiology and renal disease, this overview focuses on its degradation very early in the course of microbial sepsis. We describe our recently proposed mechanism for glycocalyx degradation induced by exocytosis of lysosome-related organelles and release of their cargo. Notably, an intermediate in nitric oxide synthesis, NG-hydroxy-l-arginine, shows efficacy in curtailing exocytosis of these organelles and improvement in animal survival...
May 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534949/regulatory-b-cells-in-infectious-disease-review
#4
You-Chao Dai, Jixin Zhong, Jun-Fa Xu
Regulatory B cells (Bregs) are a subset of B cells, which reportedly exert significant immunomodulatory effects through the production of interleukin (IL)‑10, IL‑35 and transforming growth factor‑β. Over the last decade, studies have indicated that Bregs function in autoimmune and allergic diseases through antigen‑specific and non‑specific immunoregulatory mechanisms. However, only a limited number of reviews have focused on the role of Bregs during infection, particularly their functions in intracellular infections...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534929/teratogens-a-public-health-issue-a-brazilian-overview
#5
Thiago Mazzu-Nascimento, Débora Gusmão Melo, Giorgio Gianini Morbioli, Emanuel Carrilho, Fernanda Sales Luiz Vianna, André Anjos da Silva, Lavinia Schuler-Faccini
Congenital anomalies are already the second cause of infant mortality in Brazil, as in many other middle-income countries in Latin America. Birth defects are a result of both genetic and environmental factors, but a multifactorial etiology has been more frequently observed. Here, we address the environmental causes of birth defects - or teratogens - as a public health issue and present their mechanisms of action, categories and their respective maternal-fetal deleterious effects. We also present a survey from 2008 to 2013 of Brazilian cases involving congenital anomalies (annual average of 20,205), fetal deaths (annual average of 1,530), infant hospitalizations (annual average of 82,452), number of deaths of hospitalized infants (annual average of 2,175), and the average cost of hospitalizations (annual cost of $7,758)...
May 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534885/modeling-combination-hcv-prevention-among-hiv-infected-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-people-who-inject-drugs
#6
Natasha K Martin, Britt Skaathun, Peter Vickerman, David Stuart
People who inject drugs (PWID) and HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) are key risk groups for HCV transmission. Mathematical modeling studies can help elucidate what level and combination of prevention intervention scale-up is required to control or eliminate epidemics among these key populations. We discuss the evidence surrounding HCV prevention interventions and provide an overview of the mathematical modeling literature projecting the impact of scaled-up HCV prevention among PWID and HIV-infected MSM...
May 23, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534869/advancing-precambrian-palaeomagnetism-with-the-paleomagia-and-pint-qpi-databases
#7
Toni H Veikkolainen, Andrew J Biggin, Lauri J Pesonen, David A Evans, Nicholas A Jarboe
State-of-the-art measurements of the direction and intensity of Earth's ancient magnetic field have made important contributions to our understanding of the geology and palaeogeography of Precambrian Earth. The PALEOMAGIA and PINT(QPI) databases provide thorough public collections of important palaeomagnetic data of this kind. They comprise more than 4,100 observations in total and have been essential in supporting our international collaborative efforts to understand Earth's magnetic history on a timescale far longer than that of the present Phanerozoic Eon...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534837/electrophilic-selenium-catalysis-with-electrophilic-n-f-reagents-as-the-oxidants
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REVIEW
Ruizhi Guo, Lihao Liao, Xiaodan Zhao
A suitable oxidative system is crucial to electrophilic selenium catalysis (ESC). This short review offers the overview of recent development in ESC with electrophilic N-F reagents as the oxidants. Several highly selective transformations of alkenes such as allylic or vinylic imidation, pyridination, syn-dichlorination, oxidative cyclization and asymmetric cyclization have been described.
May 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534603/biomarkers-for-psoriasis-skin-lesions
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Angelo M D'Erme, Francesca Papadia, Joerg Wenzel, Thomas Bieber, Marco Romanelli, Andrea Chiricozzi
Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin disease, whose diagnosis is based mainly on clinical features but, in some cases, can be difficult. As the exact diagnosis of psoriasis and the differential diagnosis with other diseases is crucial for the diagnosis and the therapeutic choice, several studies investigated the relevance of some genes and proteins as potential specific skin biomarkers. Despite a large number of studies, none of them has been tested in large studies and thus achieved regulatory approval and clinical application...
May 23, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534602/the-management-of-moderate-to-severe-chronic-plaque-psoriasis
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Annalisa Tonini, Salvatore Panduri, Angelo M D'Erme, Francesca Papadia, Marco Romanelli, James G Krueger, Andrea Chiricozzi
Recent approval and marketization of novel treatments have widened the range of therapeutic opportunities for moderate-to-severe psoriasis. In the next years, this panorama will be further enlarged as many other agents, both oral small molecules and biologics, have passed phase III and are expected to be approved, and subsequently marketed, shortly. In spite of this array of therapeutic possibilities, there is still an unmet need for an appropriate treatment in a large number of cases. This review was aimed to describe general principles regarding the therapeutic approach to moderate-severe plaque psoriasis, providing an updated overview of the therapeutic armamentarium that is specifically available in Italy, drug prescribility, and some peculiar limitations for reimbursement defined by our National Health Care System...
May 23, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534592/thermo-electrochemical-cells-for-waste-heat-harvesting-progress-and-perspectives
#11
M F Dupont, D R MacFarlane, J M Pringle
Thermo-electrochemical cells (also called thermocells) are promising devices for harvesting waste heat for the sustainable production of energy. Research into thermocells has increased significantly in recent years, driven by advantages such as their ability to continuously convert heat into electrical energy without producing emissions or consuming materials. Until relatively recently, the commercial viability of thermocells was limited by their low power output and conversion efficiency. However, there have lately been significant advances in thermocell performance as a result of improvements to the electrode materials, electrolyte and redox chemistry and various features of the cell design...
May 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534435/genome-editing-technologies-and-patent-landscape-overview
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Fairouz Benahmed-Miniuk, Mat Kresz, Jitendra K Kanaujiya, Christopher D Southgate
Unlike with zinc finger nuclease and transcriptional activator-like effector nuclease DNA modification technologies that rely on lead proteins, developed through expensive and time-consuming processes, the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/Cas system has rapidly emerged as the most promising gene-editing technology to date for the modification of any selected DNA sequence. CRISPR is receiving tremendous fanfare due, in part, to its potential to provide a means to fundamentally alter medical genetics and especially cancer medicine...
May 23, 2017: Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534426/the-immunological-personality-of-close-relatives-of-sle-patients
#13
M R Salaman, D A Isenberg
Immunological abnormalities seen in relatives of patients with autoimmune disorders can be useful in understanding the pathogenesis of the disease since, unlike in patients, they cannot result from the disease process or drug treatment. In this article we present a brief overview of our studies of the basic immunological status of close relatives of SLE patients. We looked at blood levels of IgG, IgM and antibodies to double-stranded DNA, as well as at NK cell numbers and cytotoxic activity and the levels of NKT, B and T cells...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534349/an-overview-of-high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-stem-cell-rescue-for-germ-cell-tumors-in-current-practice
#14
Nuri Karadurmus, Ugur Sahin, Bilgin Bahadir Basgoz, Fikret Arpaci, Taner Demirer
Testicular cancer is a frequent tumor of adolescent and young adult males. Chemotherapy has been reported to provide cure rates as high as 80% even in the presence of advanced testicular cancer. Studies regarding testicular cancer started after the advent of high dose chemotherapy (HDC) plus atologous stem cell rescue (ASCR) for the treatment of solid tumors in 1980s. Testicular cancer is highly responsive to HDC. Einhorn et al. have reported long-lasting remissions reaching up to 40% among patients with platinum-refractory disease...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534310/combination-immunotherapy-for-type-1-diabetes
#15
REVIEW
Robert N Bone, Carmella Evans-Molina
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease marked by β-cell destruction. Immunotherapies for T1D have been investigated since the 1980s and have focused on restoration of tolerance, T cell or B cell inhibition, regulatory T cell (Treg) induction, suppression of innate immunity and inflammation, immune system reset, and islet transplantation. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview and lessons learned from single immunotherapy trials, describe recent and ongoing combination immunotherapy trials, and provide perspectives on strategies for future combination clinical interventions aimed at preserving insulin secretion in T1D...
July 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534207/construction-of-polyarylenes-with-various-structural-features-via-bergman-cyclization-polymerization
#16
REVIEW
Youfu Wang, Shudan Chen, Aiguo Hu
Synthetic polymer chemistry is a fundamental part of polymer science, and highly efficient polymerization reactions are essential for the synthesis of high-performance polymers. Development of new synthetic methods for emerging polymer science is of great importance in this regard. Bergman cyclization is a chemical process in which highly reactive aryl diradicals form from enediyne precursors, having a strong impact in a number of fields including pharmaceutics, synthetic chemistry, and materials science. Diradical intermediates stemming from enediynes can cause DNA cleavage under physiological conditions, leading to the strong cytotoxicity of many naturally occurring enediyne antibiotics...
June 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534179/spines-vs-microspines-an-overview-of-the-sculpture-exine-in-selected-basal-and-derived-asteraceae-with-focus-on-asteroideae
#17
María C Tellería
This study presents a detailed examination of the echinate and microechinate sculpturing in relation to the size of pollen grains in 31 selected species of Asteraceae belonging to the subfamilies Barnadesioideae, Mutisioideae, Carduoideae and Asteroideae. The aims were to recognize sculpturing patterns, under LM and SEM, within large and small pollen of both basal and derived species and to explore the features that could have taxonomic value to apply in palynological disciplines. The detailed examination of the exine surface showed both the relevance and limits of sculptural patterns for taxonomy...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534167/platforms-for-manufacturing-allogeneic-autologous-and-ipsc-cell-therapy-products-an-industry-perspective
#18
Eytan Abraham, Behnam Baghbaderani Ahmadian, Kathryn Holderness, Yonatan Levinson, Erika McAfee
As cell therapy processes mature from benchtop research protocols to industrial processes capable of manufacturing market-relevant numbers of doses, new cell manufacturing platforms are required. Here we give an overview of the platforms and technologies currently available to manufacture allogeneic cell products, such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and technologies for mass production of autologous cell therapies via scale-out. These technologies include bioreactors, microcarriers, cell separation and cryopreservation equipment, molecular biology tools for iPSC generation, and single-use controlled-environment systems for autologous cell production...
May 23, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534115/complexity-of-bone-marrow-hematopoietic-stem-cell-niche
#19
REVIEW
Noboru Asada, Shoichiro Takeishi, Paul S Frenette
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that produce a variety of hematopoietic lineage cells throughout the life reside in specialized microenvironment called "niche" in the bone marrow (BM) where they are tightly regulated. With the recent advances in experimental technologies enabling the selective deletion of molecules, various types of cells in the BM have been proposed to contribute to HSC niche activity. Among these are stromal cells closely associated with the vasculature. In this review, we provide an overview of recent advances in HSC niche research, and focus on the studies describing the functional roles of perivascular cells for HSC maintenance and mobilization...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534024/cancer-immunoprevention-and-public-health
#20
REVIEW
Sandeep K Singh, Mehmet Tevfik Dorak
The power of cancer immune surveillance has been documented beyond doubt, and the successful exploitation of immune response to cancer has started a new era in the war against cancer. Cancer biologists have recognized immunoevasion as an emerging hallmark in addition to the six hallmarks of cancer. Besides the natural connection between the immune system and cancer development, most established environmental risk factors are now known to interfere with immune surveillance mechanisms. Genetic variations regulating immunity may also modulate cancer susceptibility, but evidence for this is currently limited...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
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