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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334709/-molecular-epidemiological-study-of-human-coronavirus-oc43-in-shanghai-from-2009-2016
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Y J Yang, Y W Hu
Objective: To understand the epidemiological characteristics of Human coronavirus (HCoV), the patterns of emergence and circulation, and the genotype distribution of human coronavirus OC43 (HCoV-OC43) from November, 2009 to April, 2016 in Shanghai. Methods: A total of 6 059 respiratory specimens, including pharyngeal swab, sputum, nasopharyngeal aspirates and alveolar lavage fluid, as well as relative clinical data were collected from patients with acute respiratory infections from seven sentinel hospitals during November, 2009 to April, 2016 in Shanghai...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334697/sepsis-induced-activation-of-endogenous-glp-1-system-is-enhanced-in-type-2-diabetes
#2
Sivan H Perl, Olga Bloch, Dana Zelnic-Yuval, Itamar Love, Lior Mendel-Cohen, Hadar Flor, Micha J Rapoport
BACKGROUND: High levels of circulating GLP-1 are associated with severity of sepsis in critically ill non-diabetic patients. Whether type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients display different activation of the endogenous GLP-1 system during sepsis and whether it is affected by diabetes related metabolic parameters is not known. METHODS: Serum levels of GLP-1 (total and active forms) and its inhibitor enzyme sDPP-4 were determined by ELISA on admission and after 2-4 days in 37 sepsis patients with (n=13) and without T2D (n=24) and compared to normal healthy controls (n=25)...
January 15, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334431/activation-state-of-circulating-eosinophils-in-nasal-polyposis
#3
Vincent Dupuch, Arlette Tridon, Sylvie Ughetto, Stéphane Walrand, Benjamin Bonnet, Claude Dubray, Aude Virlogeux, Marie-Paule Vasson, Nicolas Saroul, Thierry Mom, Laurent Gilain, Bertrand Evrard
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a common disease with an uncertain pathophysiology. It is characterized by polyps rich in eosinophils, with an activation status already investigated at the tissue level. In a group of CRSwNP patients, we assessed the activation status of circulating eosinophils in the blood before migration into tissues. METHODS: Thirteen patients with CRSwNP and 16 healthy volunteers were enrolled. Several biologic parameters were studied: blood count of eosinophils; plasma eosinophil cationic protein; oxidative metabolism by chemiluminescence at baseline or when activated by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate or platelet-activating factor, with or without interleukin-5 (IL-5); percent of granulosar cells; and mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) by flow cytometry...
January 15, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334373/prevention-of-tuberculosis-in-rhesus-macaques-by-a-cytomegalovirus-based-vaccine
#4
Scott G Hansen, Daniel E Zak, Guangwu Xu, Julia C Ford, Emily E Marshall, Daniel Malouli, Roxanne M Gilbride, Colette M Hughes, Abigail B Ventura, Emily Ainslie, Kurt T Randall, Andrea N Selseth, Parker Rundstrom, Lauren Herlache, Matthew S Lewis, Haesun Park, Shannon L Planer, John M Turner, Miranda Fischer, Christina Armstrong, Robert C Zweig, Joseph Valvo, Jackie M Braun, Smitha Shankar, Lenette Lu, Andrew W Sylwester, Alfred W Legasse, Martin Messerle, Michael A Jarvis, Lynn M Amon, Alan Aderem, Galit Alter, Dominick J Laddy, Michele Stone, Aurelio Bonavia, Thomas G Evans, Michael K Axthelm, Klaus Früh, Paul T Edlefsen, Louis J Picker
Despite widespread use of the bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of global mortality from a single infectious agent (Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mtb). Here, over two independent Mtb challenge studies, we demonstrate that subcutaneous vaccination of rhesus macaques (RMs) with rhesus cytomegalovirus vectors encoding Mtb antigen inserts (hereafter referred to as RhCMV/TB)-which elicit and maintain highly effector-differentiated, circulating and tissue-resident Mtb-specific CD4+ and CD8+ memory T cell responses-can reduce the overall (pulmonary and extrapulmonary) extent of Mtb infection and disease by 68%, as compared to that in unvaccinated controls, after intrabronchial challenge with the Erdman strain of Mtb at ∼1 year after the first vaccination...
January 15, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334363/macrophage-membrane-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-photothermal-tumor-therapy
#5
Qian-Fang Meng, Lang Rao, Minghui Zan, Ming Chen, Guang-Tao Yu, Xiaoyun Wei, Zhuhao Wu, Yue Sun, Shi Shang Guo, Xing-Zhong Zhao, Fu-Bing Wang, Wei Liu
Nanotechnology possesses the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of tumors. The ideal nanoparticles used for in vivo cancer therapy should own long blood circulation and active cancer targeting. Additionally, they should be innoxious and invisible to the immune system. Here, we developed a biomimetic nanoplatform with the above properties for cancer therapy. Macrophage membranes were reconstructed into vesicles and then coated onto magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe3O4 NPs). Inherited from the Fe3O4 core and the macrophage membrane shell, the resulting Fe3O4@MM NPs exhibited good biocompatibility, immune evasion, cancer targeting, and light-to-heat conversion capabilities...
January 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334266/hyaluronic-acid-modified-daunorubicin-plus-honokiol-cationic-liposomes-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer-along-with-the-elimination-vasculogenic-mimicry-channels
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Rui-Jun Ju, Lan Cheng, Xiao Qiu, Shuang Liu, Xiao-Li Song, Xiao-Ming Peng, Teng Wang, Cui-Qing Li, Xue-Tao Li
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is an alarming global public health problem and a main cause of cancer-related death in women. Systemic chemotherapy is the most widely used treatment for breast cancer. However, current chemotherapy treatments are far from desirable due to poor targeting specificity, severe side effects, and vasculogenic mimicry (VM). PURPOSE: Hyaluronic acid (HA) modified daunorubicin plus honokiol cationic liposomes were prepared and characterized for treatment of breast cancer by eliminating VM...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334247/development-of-fisetin-loaded-folate-functionalized-pluronic-micelles-for-breast-cancer-targeting
#7
Atmaram Pawar, Srishti Singh, S Rajalakshmi, Karimunnisa Shaikh, C Bothiraja
The natural flavonoid fisetin (FS) has shown anticancer properties but its in-vivo administration remains challenging due to its poor aqueous solubility. The aim of the study was to develop FS loaded pluronic127 (PF)-folic acid (FA) conjugated micelles (FS-PF-FA) by the way of increasing solubility, bioavailability and active targetability of FS shall increase its therapeutic efficacy. FA-conjugated PF was prepared by carbodiimide crosslinker chemistry. FS-PF-FA micelles were prepared by thin-film hydration method and evaluated in comparison with free FS and FS loaded PF micelles (FS-PF)...
January 15, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334189/a-multifunctional-micellar-nanoplatform-with-ph-triggered-cell-penetration-and-nuclear-targeting-for-effective-cancer-therapy-and-inhibition-to-lung-metastasis
#8
Yuting Jing, Xiang Xiong, Yang Ming, Jingya Zhao, Xing Guo, Guang Yang, Shaobing Zhou
The enhancement of cellular internalization and subsequent achievement of a nuclear targeting of nanocarriers play an important role in maximizing the therapeutic potency and minimizing the side effects of encapsulated drugs. Herein, a multifunctional micellar nanoplatform simultaneously with high cell penetration and nuclear targeting through pH-triggered surface charge reversal is presented. The miscellar system is constructed from poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone) with 2,3-dimethylmaleic anhydride-Tat decoration (PECL/DA-Tat)...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334169/impact-of-baseline-clinical-and-laboratory-features-on-the-risk-of-thrombosis-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-prospective-evaluation
#9
Uma H Athale, T Mizrahi, C Laverdière, T Nayiager, Y-L Delva, G Foster, L Thabane, M David, J-M Leclerc, A K C Chan
BACKGROUND: Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have increased risk of thromboembolism (TE). However, the predictors of ALL-associated TE are as yet uncertain. OBJECTIVE: This exploratory, prospective cohort study evaluated the effects of clinical (age, gender, ALL risk group) and laboratory variables (hematological parameters, ABO blood group, inherited and acquired prothrombotic defects [PDs]) at diagnosis on the development of symptomatic TE (sTE) in children (aged 1 to ≤18) treated on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL 05-001 study...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334161/the-role-of-neurosonology-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-carotid-artery-disease-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Odysseas Kargiotis, Apostolos Safouris, Georgios Magoufis, Maria Georgala, Andromachi Roussopoulou, Eleftherios Stamboulis, Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Andreas Lazaris, George Geroulakos, Spyros Vasdekis, Georgios Tsivgoulis
Carotid artery disease (CAD) is a common cause of ischemic stroke with high rates of recurrence. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) are highly recommended for the secondary prevention of symptomatic CAD during the first 14 days following the index event of transient ischemic attack or minor stroke. CEA or CAS may also be offered in selected cases with severe asymptomatic stenosis. Herein, we review the utility of neurosonology in the diagnosis and pre-/peri-interventional assessment of CAD patients who undergo carotid revascularization procedures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333956/high-efficiency-treatment-of-pta-wastewater-using-a-biogas-jet-assisted-anaerobic-fluidized-bed-reactor
#11
Wei Zhang, Yangyang Feng, Yingwen Chen, Peiwen Li, Shemin Zhu, Shubao Shen
In this paper, a new type of biogas jet assisted anaerobic fluidized bed reactor loaded with a polypropylene (PP) carrier, has been proposed. There was a clear improvement in the fluidized state due to the biogas assisted input when the gas/water ratio was set at 1:3 with a suitable carrier loading of 60%. When the circulating water flow is 30 L/min assisted with biogas 10 L/min, the mixing time shortens from 26 s to 18 s. The performance of anaerobic biodegradation on wastewater treatment was improved largely...
January 15, 2018: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333940/expression-analysis-of-liver-specific-circulating-micrornas-in-hcv-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-egyptian-patients
#12
Lobna Mourad, Eman El-Ahwany, Mona Zoheiry, Hoda Abu-Taleb, Marwa Hassan, Amged Ouf, Ali Abdel Rahim, Moataz Hassan, Suher Zada
OBJECTIVES: Due to the absence of reliable and accurate biomarkers for the early detection of liver malignancy, circulating microRNAs have recently emerged as great candidates for prompt cancer identification. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the potential of liver-specific circulating microRNAs as an accurate non-invasive diagnostic tool for early diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODOLOGY: A total of 165 patients were enrolled in this study and categorized into four main groups: 42 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) without cirrhosis, 45 CHC with cirrhosis (LC), 38 HCC with HCV patients, and 40 healthy controls...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333745/increased-sensitivity-and-high-specificity-of-indirect-immunofluorescence-in-detecting-igg-subclasses-for-diagnosis-of-bullous-pemphigoid
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J Jankásková, O N Horváth, R Varga, P Arenberger, E Schmidt, T Ruzicka, M Sárdy
BACKGROUND: Indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) microscopy on monkey oesophagus is an important assay for the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid (BP). Its relatively low sensitivity (60-80%) may be partly due to insufficient detection of minor IgG subclasses. AIM: To determine the operating characteristics of an IgG subclass in IIF. METHODS: We designed a retrospective, dual-centre, controlled cohort study on sera from 64 BP sera that had been rated as false negatives by traditional IIF microscopy, and assessed circulating IgG1 , IgG3 and IgG4 autoantibodies...
January 14, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333687/h9n2-influenza-virus-isolated-from-minks-has-enhanced-virulence-in-mice
#14
R Xue, Y Tian, T Hou, D Bao, H Chen, Q Teng, J Yang, X Li, G Wang, Z Li, Q Liu
H9N2 is one of the major subtypes of influenza virus circulating in poultry in China, which has a wide host range from bird to mammals. Two H9N2 viruses were isolated from one mink farm in 2014. Phylogenetic analysis showed that internal genes of the H9N2 viruses have close relationship with those of H7N9 viruses. Interestingly, two H9N2 were separated in phylogenetic trees, indicating that they are introduced to this mink farm in two independent events. And further mice studies showed that one H9N2 caused obvious weight loss and 20% mortality in infected mice, while another virus did not cause any clinical sign in mice infected at the same dose...
January 14, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333567/predictors-for-intracranial-hemorrhage-following-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-posterior-circulation-stroke
#15
Dorňák Tomáš, Král Michal, Sedláčková Zuzana, Šaňák Daniel, Čecháková Eva, Divišová Petra, Zapletalová Jana, Kaňovský Petr
Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is a standard treatment for anterior (ACS) and posterior circulation stroke (PCS). However, due to the low occurrence of PCS and of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in PCS, the knowledge about ICH predictors following IVT in PCS is sparse. Our aim was to identify predictors for ICH following IVT in PCS. The set consisted of 1281 consecutive ischemic stroke (IS) patients treated with IVT, out of which 158 (103 males; mean age 65.6 ± 12.3 years) had PCS. Collected data include baseline characteristics, common stroke risk factors, pre-medication, stroke severity, admission blood glucose level, blood pressure and treatment with intravenous antihypertensive therapy before and during IVT, occlusion of arteries, recanalization rate, time to treatment, and clinical outcome at day 90...
January 15, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333566/principles-of-management-of-central-nervous-system-infections
#16
REVIEW
Sunit Singhi, Suresh Kumar Angurana
CNS infections in children are medical emergency and are associated with high mortality and morbidity. For diagnosis, a high index of suspicion is required. Clinical assessment should be supplemented by laboratory investigations including CSF Gram stain and cultures, blood culture, PCR on CSF, serological tests, and imaging. Commonly associated life threatening complications include coma, seizure, raised intracranial pressure (ICP), focal deficits, shock, respiratory failure, and fluid and electrolyte abnormalities...
January 15, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333198/response-of-pacific-sector-antarctic-ice-shelves-to-the-el-ni%C3%A3-o-southern-oscillation
#17
F S Paolo, L Padman, H A Fricker, S Adusumilli, S Howard, M R Siegfried
Satellite observations over the past two decades have revealed increasing loss of grounded ice in West Antarctica, associated with floating ice shelves that have been thinning. Thinning reduces an ice-shelf's ability to restrain grounded-ice discharge, yet our understanding of the climate processes that drive mass changes is limited. Here, we use ice-shelf height data from four satellite altimeter missions (1994-2017) to show a direct link between ice-shelf-height variability in the Antarctic Pacific sector and changes in regional atmospheric circulation driven by the El Niño-Southern Oscillation...
January 2018: Nature Geoscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332936/tissue-specific-immunopathology-during-malaria-infection
#18
REVIEW
Cevayir Coban, Michelle Sue Jann Lee, Ken J Ishii
Systemic inflammation mediated by Plasmodium parasites is central to malaria disease and its complications. Plasmodium parasites reside in erythrocytes and can theoretically reach all host tissues via the circulation. However, actual interactions between parasitized erythrocytes and host tissues, along with the consequent damage and pathological changes, are limited locally to specific tissue sites. Such tissue specificity of the parasite can alter the outcome of malaria disease, determining whether acute or chronic complications occur...
January 15, 2018: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332929/size-based-differentiation-of-cancer-and-normal-cells-by-a-particle-size-analyzer-assisted-by-a-cell-recognition-pc-software
#19
Babita Shashni, Shinya Ariyasu, Reisa Takeda, Toshihiro Suzuki, Shota Shiina, Kazunori Akimoto, Takuto Maeda, Naoyuki Aikawa, Ryo Abe, Tomohiro Osaki, Norihiko Itoh, Shin Aoki
Detection of anomalous cells such as cancer cells from normal blood cells has the potential to contribute greatly to cancer diagnosis and therapy. Conventional methods for the detection of cancer cells are usually tedious and cumbersome. Herein, we report on the use of a particle size analyzer for the convenient size-based differentiation of cancer cells from normal cells. Measurements made using a particle size analyzer revealed that size parameters for cancer cells are significantly greater (e.g., inner diameter and width) than the corresponding values for normal cells (white blood cells (WBC), lymphocytes and splenocytes), with no significant difference in shape parameters (e...
January 13, 2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332923/heart-failure-as-an-aging-related-phenotype
#20
Hiroyuki Morita, Issei Komuro
The molecular pathophysiology of heart failure, which is one of the leading causes of mortality, is not yet fully understood. Heart failure can be regarded as a systemic syndrome of aging-related phenotypes. Wnt/β-catenin signaling and the p53 pathway, both of which are key regulators of aging, have been demonstrated to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of heart failure. Circulating C1q was identified as a novel activator of Wnt/β-catenin signaling, promoting systemic aging-related phenotypes including sarcopenia and heart failure...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
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