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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816579/application-of-the-distance-based-f-test-in-an-mgwas-investigating-beta-diversity-of-intestinal-microbiota-identifies-variants-in-slc9a8-nhe8-and-three-other-loci
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Malte C Rühlemann, Frauke Degenhardt, Louise B Thingholm, Jun Wang, Jurgita Skiecevičienė, Philipp Rausch, Johannes R Hov, Wolfgang Lieb, Tom H Karlsen, Matthias Laudes, John F Baines, Femke-Anouska Heinsen, Andre Franke
Factors shaping the human intestinal microbiota range from environmental influences, like smoking and exercise, over dietary patterns and disease to the host's genetic variation. Recently, we could show in a microbiome genome-wide association study (mGWAS) targeting genetic variation influencing the beta diversity of gut microbial communities, that approximately 10% of the overall gut microbiome variation can be explained by host genetics. Here, we report on the application of a new method for genotype-beta-diversity association testing, the distance-based F (DBF) test...
August 17, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815477/radiotherapy-for-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-malt-lymphoma-of-the-rectum-a-case-report
#2
Toyokazu Hayakawa, Tetsuo Nonaka, Nobutaka Mizoguchi, Yasuhito Hagiwara, Shino Shibata, Rika Sakai, Norisuke Nakayama, Tomoyuki Yokose, Yuko Nakayama
Extra-nodal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is frequently involved with the upper gastrointestinal tract, but rarely involved with the rectum. We report a case of rectal MALT lymphoma treated by radiotherapy (RT) alone. A 74-year-old woman with lower abdominal pain was diagnosed with MALT lymphoma by endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). She was diagnosed as stage IE (Ann Arbor) MALT lymphoma by diagnostic work-up and review of EMR specimens. Definitive RT was performed with curative intent, totaling 30 Gy in 15 fractions...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815296/autoantibodies-against-rods-and-rings-related-impdh2-in-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-and-daa-therapy-in-a-real-life-cohort
#3
Werner Dammermann, Susanne Polywka, Inga Dettmann, Swantje Mindorf, Lars Komorowski, Malte Wehmeyer, Julian Schulze Zur Wiesch, Winfried Stöcker, Stefan Lüth
Autoantibodies against inosine-5'-monophosphate-dehydrogenase-2 (IMPDH2; "rods and rings" pattern) develop in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients under treatment with peg-interferon (IFN) and ribavirin (RBV), an inhibitor of IMPDH2. We investigated the influence of the alternative therapy with direct-acting antivirals (DAA)/ribavirin on anti-IMPDH2 autoantibody generation and the use of anti-IMPDH2 development as a marker for therapy outcome (sustained virologic response, SVR). We analyzed a "real life" cohort of 104 unselected CHC genotype 1 (GT1) patients treated with IFN/first-generation DAA/RBV prospectively compared to a historic cohort of 59 IFN/RBV-treated CHC GT1 patients...
August 16, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813050/on-surface-synthesis-of-heptacene-and-its-interaction-with-a-metal-surface
#4
Malte Zugermeier, Manuel Gruber, Martin Schmid, Benedikt P Klein, Lukas Ruppenthal, Philipp Müller, Ralf Einholz, Wolfgang Hieringer, Richard Berndt, Holger F Bettinger, J Michael Gottfried
Heptacene was generated by surface-assisted didecarbonylation of an α-diketone precursor on a Ag(111) surface. Monitoring of the surface reaction and characterization of the adsorbed heptacene was performed with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy, and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The surface-assisted formation of heptacene occurs around 460 K. Both the heptacene and the precursor molecules are oriented along the high-symmetry directions of the (111) surface and their molecular π systems face towards the substrate...
August 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808514/nodular-pulmonary-amyloidosis-with-primary-pulmonary-malt-lymphoma-masquerading-as-metastatic-lung-disease
#5
Sunil Upadhaya, Mohd Baig, Basim Towfiq, Samer Al Hadidi
Nodular pulmonary amyloidosis is a very rare form of localized amyloidosis involving the lung, with very little known about its nature. It is usually associated with indolent B cell lymphoproliferative disorder and also connective tissue disorders. No definite treatment guideline exists. Many patients respond to chemotherapy with low risk of progression and a 'wait and watch' strategy is also considered a valid treatment option. In this report the authors present a case of nodular pulmonary amyloidosis with pulmonary mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma that presented with features of metastatic malignant disease and after definitive diagnosis decided not to undergo treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800593/in-vivo-functional-and-morphological-characterization-of-bone-and-striated-muscle-microcirculation-in-nsg-mice
#6
Haider Mussawy, Lennart Viezens, Gerrit Hauenherm, Malte Schroeder, Christian Schaefer
Organ-specific microcirculation plays a central role in tumor growth, tumor cell homing, tissue engineering, and wound healing. Mouse models are widely used to study these processes; however, these mouse strains often possess unique microhemodynamic parameters, making it difficult to directly compare experiments. The full functional characterization of bone and striated muscle microcirculatory parameters in non-obese diabetic-severe combined immunodeficiency/y-chain; NOD-Prkds IL2rg (NSG) mice has not yet been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798810/deterioration-of-duodenal-lymphangiectasia-after-radiotherapy-for-gastric-malt-lymphoma
#7
Masaya Iwamuro, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiromitsu Kanzaki, Seiji Kawano, Yoshiro Kawahara, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Okada
A 68-year-old Japanese woman underwent radiotherapy for gastric lymphoma. Although lymphangiectasia was sparsely observed in the second portion of the duodenum before radiotherapy, the number of pinpoint white spots obviously increased after the treatment. Although the duodenal lymphangiectasia gradually progressed, the patient had no features of protein-losing enteropathy. This case highlights the importance of endoscopic observation of the duodenum after irradiation to the abdomen as radiotherapy may secondarily cause intestinal lymphangiectasia...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797476/temperature-effects-on-aerobic-scope-and-cardiac-performance-of-european-perch-perca-fluviatilis
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Denise Lyager Jensen, Johannes Overgaard, Tobias Wang, Hans Gesser, Hans Malte
Several recent studies have highlighted how impaired cardiac performance at high temperatures and in hypoxia may compromise the capacity for oxygen transport. Thus, at high temperatures impaired cardiac capacity is proposed to reduce oxygen transport to a degree that lowers aerobic scope and compromises thermal tolerance (the oxygen- and capacity-limited thermal tolerance (OCLTT) hypothesis). To investigate this hypothesis, we measured aerobic and cardiac performance of a eurythermal freshwater teleost, the European perch (Perca fluviatilis)...
August 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797433/periprocedural-myocardial-injury-depends-on%C3%A2-transcatheter-heart-valve-type-but-does%C3%A2-not%C3%A2-predict-mortality-in-patients-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Anja Stundl, Regina Schulte, Hannah Lucht, Marcel Weber, Alexander Sedaghat, Jasmin Shamekhi, Berndt Zur, Eberhard Grube, Fritz Mellert, Armin Welz, Rolf Fimmers, Georg Nickenig, Nikos Werner, Jan-Malte Sinning
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine plasma elevations of biomarkers of myocardial injury associated with transfemoral (TF) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and to evaluate their prognostic value. BACKGROUND: Increases in biomarkers of myocardial injury are a common finding after TAVR, but their clinical significance is unclear. METHODS: In 756 consecutive TF TAVR patients, cardiac high-sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI) and creatine kinase MB (CK-MB) levels were measured at pre-defined time points to assess the occurrence of myocardial injury (defined as 15 times the upper reference limit for hsTnI [≥1...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794931/improved-production-of-kojic-acid-by-mutagenesis-of-aspergillus-flavus-hak1-and-aspergillus-oryzae-hak2-and-their-potential-antioxidant-activity
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Hala A M Ammar, Saeid M Ezzat, Asmaa M Houseny
Two wild-type (WT) Aspergillus strains, A. flavus HAk1 and A. oryzae HAk2, were selected for kojic acid (KA) biosynthesis. Malt extract sucrose culture medium (MES) was the best culture medium for maximum production of KA. The maximum production of KA has been estimated at pH 4 after 7 days of incubation at 30 °C. Overproduction of KA was attained by mutagenesis of both A. flavus HAk1 and A. oryzae HAk2 through their exposer to different doses of gamma irradiation. The mutant strains (MT) A. flavus HAk1-M2 and A...
October 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791439/metabolic-crosstalk-between-fatty-pancreas-and-fatty-liver-effects-on-local-inflammation-and-insulin-secretion
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Felicia Gerst, Robert Wagner, Gabriele Kaiser, Madhura Panse, Martin Heni, Jürgen Machann, Malte N Bongers, Tina Sartorius, Bence Sipos, Falko Fend, Christian Thiel, Silvio Nadalin, Alfred Königsrainer, Norbert Stefan, Andreas Fritsche, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Susanne Ullrich, Dorothea Siegel-Axel
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Obesity-linked ectopic fat accumulation is associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. Whether pancreatic and liver steatosis impairs insulin secretion is controversial. We examined the crosstalk of human pancreatic fat cells with islets and the role of diabetogenic factors, i.e. palmitate and fetuin-A, a hepatokine released from fatty liver. METHODS: Human pancreatic resections were immunohistochemically stained for insulin, glucagon, somatostatin and the macrophage/monocyte marker CD68...
August 8, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791211/development-and-characterization-of-polymorphic-est-based-ssr-markers-in-barley-hordeum-vulgare
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Won-Sam Jo, Hye-Yeong Kim, Kyung-Min Kim
In barley, breeding using good genetic characteristics can improve the quality or quantity of crop characters from one generation to the next generation. The development of effective molecular markers in barley is crucial for understanding and analyzing the diversity of useful alleles. In this study, we conducted genetic relationship analysis using expressed sequence tag-simple sequence repeat (EST-SSR) markers for barley identification and assessment of barley cultivar similarity. Seeds from 82 cultivars, including 31 each of naked and hulled barley from the Korea Seed and Variety Service and 20 of malting barley from the RDA-Genebank Information Center, were analyzed in this study...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790121/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-relaxometry-predicts-regional-functional-outcome-after-experimental-myocardial-infarction
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Sebastian M Haberkorn, Christoph Jacoby, Zhaoping Ding, Petra Keul, Florian Bönner, Amin Polzin, Bodo Levkau, Jürgen Schrader, Malte Kelm, Ulrich Flögel
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance with gadolinium-based contrast agents has established as gold standard for tissue characterization after myocardial infarction (MI). Beyond accurate diagnosis, the value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance to predict the outcome after MI has yet to be substantiated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Recent cardiovascular magnetic resonance approaches were systematically compared for quantification of tissue injury and functional impairment after MI using murine models with permanent left anterior descending coronary artery ligation (n=14) or 50 minutes ischemia/reperfusion (n=13)...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789844/impact-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-undergoing-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#14
Jasmin Shamekhi, Anja Stundl, Marcel Weber, Fritz Mellert, Armin Welz, Eberhard Grube, Georg Nickenig, Nikos Werner, Jan-Malte Sinning
BACKGROUND: The impact of coronary artery disease (CAD) and revascularization on outcome in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has not been fully elucidated so far. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the degree of CAD influences the prognosis of patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: Before TAVI, all patients underwent revascularization of the proximal vessels or the left main stem if indicated (stenosis ≥70% or 50%, respectively)...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775319/circulating-tumour-cell-release-after-cement-augmentation-of-vertebral-metastases
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Malte Mohme, Sabine Riethdorf, Marc Dreimann, Stefan Werner, Cecile L Maire, Simon A Joosse, Frederic Bludau, Volkmar Mueller, Rui P L Neves, Nikolas H Stoecklein, Katrin Lamszus, Manfred Westphal, Klaus Pantel, Harriet Wikman, Sven O Eicker
Cement augmentation via percutaneous vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty for treatment of spinal metastasis is a well-established treatment option. We assessed whether elevated intrametastatic pressure during cement augmentation results in an increased dissemination of tumour cells into the vascular circulation. We prospectively collected blood from patients with osteolytic spinal column metastases and analysed the prevalence of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) at three time-points: preoperatively, 20 minutes after cement augmentation, and 3-5 days postoperatively...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774965/assembly-and-analysis-of-100-full-mhc-haplotypes-from-the-danish-population
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Jacob Malte Jensen, Palle Villesen, Rune M Friborg, Thomas Mailund, Søren Besenbacher, Mikkel H Schierup
Genes in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC, also known as HLA) play a critical role in the immune response and variation within the extended 4 Mb region shows association with major risks of many diseases. Yet, deciphering the underlying causes of these associations is difficult because the MHC is the most polymorphic region of the genome with a complex linkage disequilibrium structure. Here we reconstruct full MHC haplotypes from de novo assembled trios without relying on a reference genome and perform evolutionary analyses...
August 3, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772054/heart-failure-is-associated-with-depletion-of-core-intestinal-microbiota
#17
Mark Luedde, Thorben Winkler, Femke-Anouska Heinsen, Malte C Rühlemann, Martina E Spehlmann, Amer Bajrovic, Wolfgang Lieb, Andre Franke, Stephan J Ott, Norbert Frey
AIMS: In spite of current medical treatment approaches, mortality of chronic heart failure (HF) remains high and novel treatment modalities are thus urgently needed. A recent theory proposes a possible impact of the intestinal microbiome on the incidence and clinical course of heart failure. This study sought to systematically investigate, if there are specific changes of the intestinal microbiome in heart failure patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The intestinal microbiome of 20 patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction due to ischemic or dilated cardiomyopathy was investigated by applying high-throughput sequencing of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771735/polyphenol-content-in-vitro-bioaccesibility-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-widely-consumed-beverages
#18
Gema Baeza, Beatriz Sarriá, Laura Bravo, Raquel Mateos
BACKGROUND: Beverages prepared from antioxidant rich plants are sources of polyphenols, which bioactivity depends on bioaccesibility in the gastrointestinal tract. This work evaluated the polyphenol content and antioxidant capacity of widely consumed beverages such as chamomile tea, yerba mate, a coffee blend (65% roasted:35% green), and coffee-like substitutes such as chicory, malt and a soluble cereal mixture. Additionally, the bioaccesibility of the two beverages with the highest antioxidant capacity was evaluated using an in vitro digestion model...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771640/bioremediation-of-aflatoxin-b1-contaminated-maize-by-king-oyster-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii
#19
Maria Teresa Branà, Maria Teresa Cimmarusti, Miriam Haidukowski, Antonio Francesco Logrieco, Claudio Altomare
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is the most harmful mycotoxin that occurs as natural contaminant of agricultural commodities, particularly maize. Practical solutions for detoxification of contaminated staples and reduction of agricultural wastes are scarce. We investigated the capability of the white-rot and edible fungus Plerotus eryngii (king oyster mushroom) to degrade AFB1 both in vitro and in a laboratory-scale mushroom cultivation, using a substrate similar to that routinely used in mushroom farms. In malt extract broth, degradation of AFB1 (500 ng/mL) by nine isolates of P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771609/deletion-of-batf3-dependent-antigen-presenting-cells-does-not-affect-atherosclerotic-lesion-formation-in-mice
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Jesus Gil-Pulido, Clement Cochain, Malte A Lippert, Nicole Schneider, Elke Butt, Núria Amézaga, Alma Zernecke
Atherosclerosis is the main underlying cause for cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction and stroke and its development might be influenced by immune cells. Dendritic cells (DCs) bridge innate and adaptive immune responses by presenting antigens to T cells and releasing a variety of cytokines. Several subsets of DCs can be discriminated that engage specific transcriptional pathways for their development. Basic leucine zipper transcription factor ATF-like 3 (Batf3) is required for the development of classical CD8α+ and CD103+ DCs...
2017: PloS One
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