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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454011/comparative-study-on-some-oxidative-stress-parameters-in-blood-of-vitiligo-patients-before-and-after-combined-therapy
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A Zheleva, G Nikolova, Y Karamalakova, E Hristakieva, R Lavcheva, V Gadjeva
Currently accepted that oxidative stress is a triggering event in the melanocytic destruction and is probably involved in the etiopathogenesis of vitiligo disease. Despite numerous investigations, contradictory results were reported about the levels of oxidative stress biomarkers measured in the skin and blood of vitiligo patients. By Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy (EPR) and spectrophotometry, we have investigated and compared some oxidative stress biomarkers in the blood of vitiligo patients' before and after UVB Narrow Band 311 nm phototherapy combined with the antioxidant nutritional supplement containing - Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, L -Cysteine, Lipoic Acid, and polyunsaturated fatty acids...
February 14, 2018: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453596/effectiveness-of-the-sesquiterpene-%C3%AE-bisabolol-in-dogs-with-naturally-acquired-canine-leishmaniosis-an-exploratory-clinical-trial
#2
V Corpas-López, G Merino-Espinosa, C Acedo-Sánchez, V Díaz-Sáez, M C Navarro-Moll, F Morillas-Márquez, J Martín-Sánchez
The use of natural products is a promising approach for treating visceral leishmaniosis. (-)-α-Bisabolol is a sesquiterpene that have been proved active in vivo on Leishmania infantum-infected mice without showing toxicity. A single-centre, parallel-group, randomized, exploratory study was designed to assess its efficacy in a canine leishmaniosis model involving naturally infected dogs. In this clinical trial, 12 dogs were allocated into two groups and were treated with either meglumine antimoniate (100 mg/kg) through subcutaneous route or (-)-α-bisabolol (30 mg/kg) through oral route for two treatment series of 30 days, separated by a 30-day interval...
February 16, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453532/the-toxicity-of-nanoparticles-to-human-endothelial-cells
#3
Yi Cao
The use of nanoparticles (NPs) in commercially available products and as biomedicinal materials could lead to increasing contact of human blood vessels with NPs, and it is necessary to assess the potential adverse effects of NPs to cells lining blood vessels. Of them, endothelial cells (ECs) are of particular relevance as they play a crucial role in the regulation of function of blood vessels. In this book chapter, I discussed studies that used human ECs to study the toxicity and mechanisms of NPs. It has been shown that exposure of human ECs to NPs could lead to cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, endothelial activation and impaired NO signaling...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453250/retinal-chitosan-conjugates-effectively-deliver-active-chromophores-to-retinal-photoreceptor-cells-in-blind-mice-and-dogs
#4
Songqi Gao, Shirin Kahremany, Jianye Zhang, Beata Jastrzebska, Janice Querubin, Simon M Petersen-Jones, Krzysztof Palczewski
The retinoid (visual) cycle consists of a series of biochemical reactions needed to regenerate the visual chromophore, 11-cis-retinal and sustain vision. Genetic or environmental factors affecting chromophore production can lead to blindness. Using animal models that mimic human retinal diseases, we previously demonstrated that mechanism-based pharmacological interventions can maintain vision in otherwise incurable genetic diseases of the retina. Here, we report that after 9-cis-retinal administration to lecithin:retinol acyltransferase-deficient (Lrat-/-) mice, the drug was rapidly absorbed and then cleared within 1-2 h...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453161/gamma-irradiation-during-gametogenesis-in-young-adult-zebrafish-causes-persistent-genotoxicity-and-adverse-reproductive-effects
#5
Selma Hurem, Tânia Gomes, Dag A Brede, Ian Mayer, Viola H Lobert, Stephen Mutoloki, Kristine B Gutzkow, Hans-Christian Teien, Deborah Oughton, Peter Aleström, Jan L Lyche
The biological effects of gamma radiation may exert damage beyond that of the individual through its deleterious effects on reproductive function. Impaired reproductive performance can result in reduced population size over consecutive generations. In a continued effort to investigate reproductive and heritable effects of ionizing radiation, we recently demonstrated adverse effects and genomic instability in progeny of parents exposed to gamma radiation. In the present study, genotoxicity and effects on the reproduction following subchronic exposure during a gametogenesis cycle to 60 Co gamma radiation (27 days, 8...
February 13, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452851/elastin-increases-biofilm-and-extracellular-matrix-production-of-aspergillus-fumigatus
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Ildnay de Souza Lima Brandão, Heloiza Maria da Silva Oliveira-Moraes, Cristina Maria de Souza Motta, Neiva Tinti de Oliveira, Oliane Maria Correia Magalhães
Aspergillus fumigatus is an opportunistic saprobe fungus that accounts for 90% of cases of pulmonary aspergillosis in immunosuppressed patients and is known for its angiotropism. When it reaches the respiratory tract, A. fumigatus interacts with structural components and blood vessels of the lungs, such as elastin. To understand the effect of this structural component, we examined the effect of elastin on the production and development of the biofilm of A. fumigatus. In RPMI containing 10mg/mL of elastin, a significant increase (absorbance p<0...
February 13, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452577/polymerase-delta-interacting-protein-2-deficiency-protects-against-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-in-the-ischemic-brain
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Marina S Hernandes, Bernard Lassègue, Lula L Hilenski, Jonathan Adams, Ning Gao, Chia-Yi Kuan, Yu-Yo Sun, Lihong Cheng, Daniel S Kikuchi, Manuel Yepes, Kathy K Griendling
BACKGROUND: Polymerase δ-interacting protein 2 (Poldip2) is a multifunctional protein that regulates vascular extracellular matrix composition and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a dynamic system assembled by endothelial cells, basal lamina, and perivascular astrocytes, raising the possibility that Poldip2 may be involved in maintaining its structure. We investigated the role of Poldip2 in the late BBB permeability induced by cerebral ischemia...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452370/blood-cardioplegia-for-cardiac-surgery-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-rat-experiments-with-two-widely-used-solutions
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Andreas Boening, Lena Assling-Simon, Martina Heep, Kerstin Boengler, Bernd Niemann, Julia Schipke, Christian Mühlfeld, Philippe Grieshaber
OBJECTIVES: Blood cardioplegia (BCP) can be used in different ways to protect the heart from ischaemia-reperfusion injury during cardiac surgery. Because there could be differences between warm and cold intermittent cardioplegia with or without warm reperfusion, we investigated the influence of 2 blood cardioplegia solutions on cardiac function, metabolism and infarct size in stable and infarcted rat hearts. METHODS: The hearts of 32 male Wistar rats were excised and inserted into a blood-perfused isolated heart apparatus...
February 14, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452086/ameliorative-effects-of-clonidine-on-ethanol-induced-kidney-injury-in-rats-potential-role-for-imidazoline-1-receptor
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Nesreen M I M Elkomy, Islam A A E-H Ibrahim, Shimaa M Elshazly, Hassan M El-Fayoumi
Chronic alcoholism is a risk factor for kidney injury. Clonidine is an α 2 -adrenergic receptor/imidazoline-1 receptor agonist that can reduce blood pressure and maintain renal functions. This study aims to investigate the possible ameliorative effects of clonidine on ethanol induced kidney injury and its mechanism of action. Kidney injury was induced in rats by adding ethanol to drinking water for eight weeks. Clonidine effects on kidney functions and histopathology were measured. Moreover, phentolamine (α-adrenergic receptor antagonist), efaroxan (imidazoline-1 receptor antagonist) and rilmenidine (imidazoline-1 receptor agonist) were used to clarify the role of imidazoline-1 receptor in mediating renal ameliorative effects...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452082/pre-treatment-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-provides-prognostic-information-in-multiple-myeloma
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Di Zhou, Peipei Xu, Miaoxin Peng, Xiaoyan Shao, Miao Wang, Jian Ouyang, Bing Chen
BACKGROUND: The red blood cell distribution width (RDW), a credible marker for abnormal erythropoiesis, has recently been studied as a prognostic factor in oncology, but its role in multiple myeloma (MM) hasn't been thoroughly investigated. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in 162 patients with multiple myeloma. Categorical parameters were analyzed using Pearson chi-squared test. The Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon tests were used for group comparisons. Comparisons of repeated samples data were analyzed with the general linear model repeated-measures procedure...
February 13, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451883/management-of-post-abortion-complications-in-botswana-the-need-for-a-standardized-approach
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Tadele Melese, Dereje Habte, Billy M Tsima, Keitshokile Dintle Mogobe, Mercy N Nassali
BACKGROUND: Post abortion complications are the third leading cause of maternal death after hemorrhage and hypertension in Botswana where abortion is not legalized. This study aimed at assessing the management of post abortion complications in Botswana. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted at four hospitals in Botswana in 2014. Socio-demographic, patient management and outcomes data were extracted from patients' medical records. Descriptive statistics and chi-square test were used to analyze and present the data...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451473/uremia-a-historical-reappraisal-of-what-happened
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Rajeev Raghavan, Garabed Eknoyan
Urea was identified as a urinary salt in 1662 and was the first organic bodily product to be synthesized in vitro in 1828. This heralded the end of an era that defined disease as an imbalance between vital life forces, and catalyzed the merging of organic chemical sciences into clinical medicine. The term urée (urea) was introduced in 1803, its accumulation in blood was dubbed urémie (uremia) in 1847, and the procedure for its removal from urine across semi-permeable membranes designated dialysis in 1861...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451147/perioperative-single-donor-platelet-apheresis-and-red-blood-cell-transfusion-impact-on-90-day-and-overall-survival-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Wei Zheng, Kang-Mei Zhao, Li-Hui Luo, Yang Yu, Sheng-Mei Zhu
Background: Although many previous studies have confirmed that perioperative blood transfusion is associated with poor outcomes after liver transplantation (LT), few studies described the influence of single-donor platelet apheresis transfusion in living donor LT (LDLT). This study aimed to assess the effect of blood products on outcomes for LDLT recipients, focusing on apheresis platelets. Methods: This retrospective study included 126 recipients who underwent their first adult-to-adult LDLT...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451035/revisiting-the-physiological-effects-of-methylene-blue-as-a-treatment-of-cyanide-intoxication
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Philippe Haouzi, Maxime Gueguinou, Takashi Sonobe, Annick Judenherc-Haouzi, Nicole Tubbs, Mohamed Trebak, Joseph Cheung, Frederic Bouillaud
BACKGROUND: Although methylene blue (MB) had long been proposed to counteract the effects of cyanide (CN) intoxication, research on its mechanisms of action and efficacy has been abandoned for decades. Recent studies on the benefits of MB in post-anoxic injuries have prompted us to reexamine the relevance of this historical observation. METHODS: Our study was performed in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats and on HEK293T epithelial cells. First, the effects and toxicity of MB (0-80 mg/kg) on circulation and metabolism were established in four urethane-anesthetized rats...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450975/tropoelastin-implants-that-accelerate-wound-repair
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Suzanne M Mithieux, Behnaz Aghaei-Ghareh-Bolagh, Leping Yan, Kekini V Kuppan, Yiwei Wang, Francia Garces-Suarez, Zhe Li, Peter K Maitz, Elizabeth A Carter, Christina Limantoro, Wojciech Chrzanowski, David Cookson, Alan Riboldi-Tunnicliffe, Clair Baldock, Kosuke Ohgo, Kristin K Kumashiro, Glenn Edwards, Anthony S Weiss
A novel, pure, synthetic material is presented that promotes the repair of full-thickness skin wounds. The active component is tropoelastin and leverages its ability to promote new blood vessel formation and its cell recruiting properties to accelerate wound repair. Key to the technology is the use of a novel heat-based, stabilized form of human tropoelastin which allows for tunable resorption. This implantable material contributes a tailored insert that can be shaped to the wound bed, where it hydrates to form a conformable protein hydrogel...
February 16, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450910/early-age-exposure-to-moisture-damage-and-systemic-inflammation-at-the-age-of-6-years
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A M Karvonen, C Tischer, P V Kirjavainen, M Roponen, A Hyvärinen, S Illi, K Mustonen, P I Pfefferle, H Renz, S Remes, B Schaub, E von Mutius, J Pekkanen
Cross-sectional studies have shown that exposure to indoor moisture damage and mold may be associated with subclinical inflammation. Our aim was to determine whether early age exposure to moisture damage or mold is prospectively associated with subclinical systemic inflammation or with immune responsiveness in later childhood. Home inspections were performed in children's homes in the first year of life. At age 6 years, subclinical systemic inflammation was measured by serum C-reactive protein(CRP) and blood leucocytes and immune responsiveness by ex vivo production of interleukin 1-beta(IL-1β), IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha(TNF-α) in whole blood cultures without stimulation or after 24h stimulation with phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and ionomycin(PI), lipopolysaccharide(LPS) or peptidoglycan(PPG) in 251 to 270 children...
February 16, 2018: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450680/effects-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-hematological-parameters-and-hepatorenal-functions-in-laying-japanese-quails
#17
Ako Rezaei, Amjad Farzinpour, Asaad Vaziry, Ali Jalili
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have recently emerged as a powerful agents for disinfection in the poultry industry. AgNPs are capable of epithelial barriers passing from the route of exposure to the vital organs and cells. This study evaluated the effects of AgNPs on organs weights, blood biochemical, hematological, and coagulation parameters, antioxidant enzyme activities, and histopathological changes and silver concentrations of liver and kidney tissues in laying Japanese quails after exposure to the nanoparticles...
February 15, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450412/clinically-approved-liposomal-nanomedicines-lessons-learned-from-the-biomolecular-corona
#18
Giulio Caracciolo
Nowadays, liposomes are the most successful drug delivery systems with a dozen drug products available in the clinic. Grafting poly-(ethylene glycol) (PEG) onto the liposome surface prevents protein binding thus prolonging blood circulation, while synthetic modification of the terminal PEG molecule with ligands (e.g. monoclonal antibodies and peptides) should promote selective accumulation in the tumor region with respect to healthy tissues. However, despite big efforts, advances have not outgrown the development stage and just a few targeted liposomal drugs are commercially available...
February 16, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450199/transfusion-transmitted-hepatitis-e-nat-screening-of-blood-donations-and-infectious-dose
#19
Jens Dreier, Cornelius Knabbe, Tanja Vollmer
The risk and importance of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E virus (TT-HEV) infections by contaminated blood products is currently a controversial discussed topic in transfusion medicine. The infectious dose, in particular, remains an unknown quantity. In the present study, we illuminate and review this aspect seen from the viewpoint of a blood donation service with more than 2 years of experience in routine HEV blood donor screening. We systematically review the actual status of presently known cases of TT-HEV infections and available routine NAT-screening assays...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450198/parvovirus-b19-what-is-the-relevance-in-transfusion-medicine
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REVIEW
David Juhl, Holger Hennig
Parvovirus B19 (B19V) has been discovered in 1975. The association with a disease was unclear in the first time after the discovery of B19V, but meanwhile, the usually droplet transmitted B19V is known as the infectious agent of the "fifth disease," a rather harmless children's illness. But B19V infects erythrocyte progenitor cells and thus, acute B19V infection in patients with a high erythrocyte turnover may lead to a life-threatening aplastic crisis, and acutely infected pregnant women can transmit B19V to their unborn child, resulting in a hydrops fetalis and fetal death...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
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