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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637295/inhibition-of-polyamine-synthesis-causes-entry-of-the-mouse-blastocyst-into-embryonic-diapause1
#1
Jane C Fenelon, Bruce D Murphy
Embryonic diapause is a common reproductive strategy amongst mammals, requiring an intimate cross-talk between the endometrium and the blastocyst. To date, the precise molecular signals responsible are unknown in the mouse or any other mammal. Previous studies in the mink implicate polyamines as major regulators of the control of diapause. In the mouse, inhibiting the rate-limiting enzyme of polyamine synthesis, ornithine decarboxylase (ODC1) during early pregnancy largely prevents implantation, but the fate of the non-implanted embryos is unknown...
June 16, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635524/serology-and-protein-electrophoresis-for-evidence-of-exposure-to-12-mink-pathogens-in-free-ranging-american-mink-neovison-vison-in-argentina
#2
Pablo Eduardo Martino, Luis Ernesto Samartino, Néstor Oscar Stanchi, Nilda Esther Radman, Eduardo Joaquín Parrado
BACKGROUND: Basic pathologic characteristics for farmed minks were previously reported worldwide. However, its status in the wild has not been studied in detail. OBJECTIVE: Serology and electrophoresis were carried out for evidence of exposure to 12 mink pathogens on two different locations. ANIMALS AND METHODS: Serology was done in 87 wild minks by reference techniques against Toxoplasma gondii, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Neospora caninum, Brucella abortus, Mycobacterium bovis, Leptospira interrogans, canine distemper virus (CDV), canine adenovirus (CAV), canine parvovirus (CPV), rabies virus (RV), Influenza A virus (FLUAV) and Aleutian disease virus (ADV)...
December 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635333/molecular-biomarkers-to-guide-precision-medicine-in-localized-prostate-cancer
#3
Minke Smits, Niven Mehra, Michiel Sedelaar, Winald Gerritsen, Jack A Schalken
Major advances through tumor profiling technologies, that include next-generation sequencing, epigenetic, proteomic and transcriptomic methods, have been made in primary prostate cancer, providing novel biomarkers that may guide precision medicine in the near future. Areas covered: The authors provided an overview of novel molecular biomarkers in tissue, blood and urine that may be used as clinical tools to assess prognosis, improve selection criteria for active surveillance programs, and detect disease relapse early in localized prostate cancer...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622870/molecular-characterization-of-feline-panleukopenia-virus-isolated-from-mink-and-its-pathogenesis-in-mink
#4
Diao Fei-Fei, Zhao Yong-Feng, Wang Jian-Li, Wei Xue-Hua, Cui Kai, Liu Chuan-Yi, Guo Shou-Yu, Shijin Jiang, Xie Zhi-Jing
Six feline panleukopenia viruses (FPV) were detected in the intestinal samples from the 176 mink collected in China during 2015 to 2016, named MEV-SD1, MEV-SD2, MEV-SD3, MEV-SD4, MEV-SD5 and MEV-SD6. The VP2 genes of the isolates shared 98.9%-100% identity with the reference sequences. The substitution of residue V300A in VP2 protein differentiates the isolates from the reference MEVs, and A300 is a characteristic of FPV. Furthermore, phylogenetic analysis of VP2 genes indicated that the six isolates were clustered into the same branch of all the reference FPVs...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622792/a-cross-sectional-field-study-on-potential-associations-between-feed-quality-measures-and-usage-of-antimicrobials-in-commercial-mink-neovison-vison
#5
V F Jensen, H M Sommer, T Struve, J Clausen, M Chriél
Feed quality is generally assumed to affect health status in animal production. In previous studies, the feed producer has been found to affect the occurrence of gastrointestinal disease and antimicrobial use in Mink (Neovison vison). Mink are fed with moist, freshly produced feed, based on perishable ingredients. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential effect of specific feed parameters on antimicrobial use on herd level. The study was cross-sectional, including 1472 mink herds, responsible for 97% of oral antimicrobials prescribed for Danish mink during the study period, 2012-2014...
August 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619149/abortion-and-mortality-in-farm-mink-neovison-vison-associated-with-feed-born-clostridium-limosum
#6
Anne Sofie Hammer, Lars Andresen, Bent Aalbæk, Peter Damborg, Vilhelm Weiss, Mette Line Christiansen, Søren Selsing, Martin Iain Bahl
Disease in mink clinically characterized by abortion and increased mortality among pregnant female mink on 28 Danish farms was observed during April and May 2015. Most of these farms suffered extensive disease problems, including a significant increase in the number of mated females without litters. Pathological, microbiological and molecular biological methods were applied to investigate the cause of disease. Necropsies of animals found dead revealed fragile and partially dissolved (liquefying) uterine tissue, with the presence of Gram positive rod-shaped bacteria...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618359/removal-of-phosphonates-from-industrial-wastewater-with-uv-fe-ii-fenton-and-uv-fenton-treatment
#7
Eduard Rott, Ralf Minke, Ulusoy Bali, Heidrun Steinmetz
Phosphonates are an important group of phosphorus-containing compounds due to their increasing industrial use and possible eutrophication potential. This study involves investigations into the methods UV/Fe(II), Fenton and UV/Fenton for their removal from a pure water matrix and industrial wastewaters. It could be shown that the degradability of phosphonates by UV/Fe(II) (6 kWh/m(3)) in pure water crucially depended on the pH and was higher the less phosphonate groups a phosphonate contains. The UV/Fe(II) method is recommended in particular for the treatment of concentrates with nitrogen-free phosphonates, only little turbidity and a low content of organic compounds...
June 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612703/evolutionary-analysis-of-whole-genome-sequences-confirms-inter-farm-transmission-of-aleutian-mink-disease-virus
#8
Emma E Hagberg, Anders G Pedersen, Lars E Larsen, Anders Krarup
Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) is a frequently encountered pathogen associated with mink farming. Previous phylogenetic analyses of AMDV have been based on shorter and more conserved parts of the genome, e.g. the partial NS1 gene. Such fragments are suitable for detection but are less useful for elucidating transmission pathways while sequencing entire viral genomes provides additional informative sites and often results in better-resolved phylogenies. We explore how whole-genome sequencing can benefit investigations of AMDV transmission by reconstructing the relationships between AMDV field samples from a Danish outbreak...
June 13, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607143/education-research-positive-effect-of-scheduled-faculty-modeling-on-clerkship-student-bedside-skills-exposure-and-learning
#9
Robert Thompson Stone, Trenton Tollefson, Ronald Epstein, Ralph F Jozefowicz, Jonathan W Mink
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of scheduled bedside skills modeling for third-year medical students on their neurology clerkship. METHODS: During the 2012-2014 academic years, 56 third-year medical students participated in a curricular pilot program involving a scheduled bedside skills modeling experience during the first week of their neurology clerkship, whereas 131 students underwent the typical rotation. The experience consisted of observing a faculty member conduct a comprehensive encounter on a new outpatient...
June 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583362/on-the-narrative-form-of-simulations
#10
M Norton Wise
Understanding complex physical systems through the use of simulations often takes on a narrative character. That is, scientists using simulations seek an understanding of processes occurring in time by generating them from a dynamic model, thereby producing something like a historical narrative. This paper focuses on simulations of the Diels-Alder reaction, which is widely used in organic chemistry. It calls on several well-known works on historical narrative to draw out the ways in which use of these simulations mirrors aspects of narrative understanding: Gallie for "followability" and "contingency"; Mink for "synoptic judgment"; Ricoeur for "temporal dialectic"; and Hawthorn for a related dialectic of the "actual and the possible"...
April 2017: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577218/total-mercury-methylmercury-inorganic-arsenic-and-other-elements-in-meat-from-minke-whale-balaenoptera-acutorostrata-from-the-north-east-atlantic-ocean
#11
Amund Maage, Bente M Nilsen, Kaare Julshamn, Livar Frøyland, Stig Valdersnes
Meat samples of 84 minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) mainly from the Barents Sea, collected between 1 May and 16 August 2011, were analyzed for total mercury, methylmercury, cadmium, lead, total arsenic, inorganic arsenic and selenium. The average total mercury concentration found was 0.15 ± 0.09 mg/kg, with a range from 0.05 to 0.49 mg/kg. The molar ratio of selenium to mercury varied between 1.0 and 10.3. Cadmium content ranged from 0.002 to 0.036 mg/kg, while the content of lead in whale meat ranged from <0...
June 2, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573094/long-term-follow-up-study-of-young-adults-treated-for-unilateral-complete-cleft-lip-alveolus-and-palate-by-a-treatment-protocol-including-two-stage-palatoplasty-speech-outcomes
#12
Isabelle Francisca Petronella Maria Kappen, Dirk Bittermann, Laura Janssen, Gerhard Koendert Pieter Bittermann, Chantal Boonacker, Sarah Haverkamp, Hester de Wilde, Marise Van Der Heul, Tom Fjmc Specken, Ron Koole, Moshe Kon, Corstiaan Cornelis Breugem, Aebele Barber Mink van der Molen
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on the optimal treatment protocol for orofacial clefts or the optimal timing of cleft palate closure. This study investigated factors influencing speech outcomes after two-stage palate repair in adults with a non-syndromal complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of adult patients with a UCLP who underwent two-stage palate closure and were treated at our tertiary cleft centre. Patients ≥17 years of age were invited for a final speech assessment...
May 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568893/tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-directly-regulates-transcription-and-functional-expression-of-the-electrogenic-sodium-bicarbonate-cotransporter-1-nbce1-slc4a4-via-smad4-in-mouse-astrocytes
#13
Shokoufeh Khakipoor, Christian Ophoven, Magdalena Schrödl-Häußel, Melanie Feuerstein, Bernd Heimrich, Joachim W Deitmer, Eleni Roussa
The electrogenic sodium bicarbonate cotransporter NBCe1 (SLC4A4) expressed in astrocytes regulates intracellular and extracellular pH. Here, we introduce transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) as a novel regulator of NBCe1 transcription and functional expression. Using hippocampal slices and primary hippocampal and cortical astrocyte cultures, we investigated regulation of NBCe1 and elucidated the underlying signaling pathways by RT-PCR, immunoblotting, immunofluorescence, intracellular H((+) ) recording using the H((+) ) -sensitive dye 2',7'-bis-(carboxyethyl)-5-(and-6)-carboxyfluorescein, mink lung epithelial cell (MLEC) assay, and chromatin immunoprecipitation...
August 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566205/internationally-adopted-children-with-cleft-lip-and-or-palate-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#14
C L Werker, H de Wilde, A B Mink van der Molen, C C Breugem
OBJECTIVE: The treatment approach for internationally adopted children with cleft lip and/or palate differs from locally born children with cleft lip and/or palate. They are older at initial presentation, may have had treatment abroad of different quality, and are establishing new and still fragile relationships with their adoptive parents. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics and initial care and treatment of this group. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed including all internationally adopted children with cleft lip and/or palate presenting to the cleft team outpatient clinic in the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital between January 1994 and December 2014...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552251/avoidance-responses-of-minke-whales-to-1-4khz-naval-sonar
#15
Petter H Kvadsheim, Stacy DeRuiter, Lise D Sivle, Jeremy Goldbogen, Rune Roland-Hansen, Patrick J O Miller, Frans-Peter A Lam, John Calambokidis, Ari Friedlaender, Fleur Visser, Peter L Tyack, Lars Kleivane, Brandon Southall
Minke whales are difficult to study and little information exists regarding their responses to anthropogenic sound. This study pools data from behavioural response studies off California and Norway. Data are derived from four tagged animals, of which one from each location was exposed to naval sonar signals. Statistical analyses were conducted using Mahalanobis distance to compare overall changes in parameters summarising dive behaviour, avoidance behaviour, and potential energetic costs of disturbance. Our quantitative analysis showed that both animals initiated avoidance behaviour, but responses were not associated with unusual dive behaviour...
May 25, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549748/prevalence-of-electrocardiographic-unrecognized-myocardial-infarction-and-its-association-with-mortality
#16
M Yldau van der Ende, Minke H T Hartman, Remco A J Schurer, Hindrik W van der Werf, Erik Lipsic, Harold Snieder, Pim van der Harst
BACKGROUND: Identifying unrecognized myocardial infarction (MI) is important for secondary prevention. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and correlates of unrecognized MI and the association with mortality in the general population. METHODS: All participants ≥18years participating in the Lifelines population, a three-generation Cohort Study and Biobank, were included (n=152,180). Participants with unrecognized MI were matched with controls without MI (1:2) based on age and gender...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532807/distribution-of-aleutian-mink-disease-virus-contamination-in-the-environment-of-infected-mink-farms
#17
A Prieto, R Fernández-Antonio, J M Díaz-Cao, G López, P Díaz, J M Alonso, P Morrondo, G Fernández
Control and eradication of Aleutian Mink Disease Virus (AMDV) are a major concern for fur-bearing animal production. Despite notably reducing disease prevalence, current control programs are unable to prevent the reinfection of farms, and environmental AMDV persistence seems to play a major role regarding this issue. In this study 114 samples from different areas and elements of seven infected mink farms were analyzed by qPCR in order to evaluate the environmental distribution of AMDV load. Samples were classified into nine categories, depending on the type of sample and degree of proximity to the animals, the main source of infection...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532438/the-effect-of-color-type-on-early-wound-healing-in-farmed-mink-neovison-vison
#18
A Jespersen, H E Jensen, J F Agger, P M H Heegaard, P Damborg, B Aalbæk, A S Hammer
BACKGROUND: Individual differences of mink, including color type, are speculated to affect the course of wound healing, thereby impacting wound assessment and management on the farms, as well as the assessment of wounds in forensic cases. In this study, we examined the effect of color type on early wound healing in farmed mink. Full thickness excisional wounds (2 × 2 cm) were made on the back in 18 mink of the color types Brown, Silverblue and Blue Iris. Gross and microscopic pathology of the wounds was evaluated 2 days post-wounding together with degree of wound size reduction, presence of bacteria and blood analyses...
May 22, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507895/diverging-volumetric-trajectories-following-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Emily L Dennis, Joshua Faskowitz, Faisal Rashid, Talin Babikian, Richard Mink, Christopher Babbitt, Jeffrey Johnson, Christopher C Giza, Neda Jahanshad, Paul M Thompson, Robert F Asarnow
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant public health concern, and can be especially disruptive in children, derailing on-going neuronal maturation in periods critical for cognitive development. There is considerable heterogeneity in post-injury outcomes, only partially explained by injury severity. Understanding the time course of recovery, and what factors may delay or promote recovery, will aid clinicians in decision-making and provide avenues for future mechanism-based therapeutics. We examined regional changes in brain volume in a pediatric/adolescent moderate-severe TBI (msTBI) cohort, assessed at two time points...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503899/effects-of-maternal-treatment-with-%C3%AE-hydroxy-%C3%AE-metylbutyrate-and-2-oxoglutaric-acid-on-femur-development-in-offspring-of-minks-of-the-standard-dark-brown-type
#20
E Tomaszewska, P Dobrowolski, I Świetlicka, S Muszyński, K Kostro, A Jakubczak, I Taszkun, A Żmuda, K Rycerz, T Blicharski, J Jaworska-Adamu
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of the diet, mother type and sex of the offspring on the mechanical and geometric parameters of long bones as well as bone tissue density in minks. Primiparous and multiparous dams were supplemented with β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (a metabolite of leucine, at the daily dosage of 0.02 g/kg of body weight) and/or 2-oxoglutaric acid (a precursor of glutamine, at the daily dosage of 0.4 g/kg of body weight) during gestation. The diet did not influence bone tissue density and the length of the humerus...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
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