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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350459/nourish-t-targeting-caregivers-to-improve-health-behaviors-in-pediatric-cancer-survivors-with-obesity
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Marilyn Stern, Jennifer Bleck, Linda J Ewing, Esther Davila, Courtney Lynn, Gregory Hale, Suzanne Mazzeo
BACKGROUND: Obesity rates in pediatric cancer survivors (PCS) are alarmingly high. Although healthy lifestyle changes may prevent future health complications, promoting healthy behaviors in PCS is challenging, and few interventions have successfully addressed this issue. PROCEDURE: This randomized control trial evaluated the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a parent-focused six-session intervention, NOURISH-T (Nourishing Our Understanding of Role Modeling to Improve Support and Health for Healthy Transitions), compared with enhanced usual care (EUC) on the outcomes of caregiver and PCS anthropometric measurements, eating behaviors, and physical activity...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346527/progesterone-effects-on-extracellular-vesicles-in-the-sheep-uterus
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Gregory W Burns, Kelsey E Brooks, Eleanore V O'Neil, Darren E Hagen, Susanta K Behura, Thomas E Spencer
Progesterone (P4) acts via the endometrium to promote conceptus growth and implantation for pregnancy establishment. Many cells release extracellular vesicles (EVs) that are membrane-bound vesicles of endosomal and plasma membrane origin. In sheep, endometrial-derived EVs were found to traffic to the conceptus trophectoderm. Thus, EVs are hypothesized to be an important mode of intercellular communication by transferring select RNAs, proteins, and lipids between the endometrium and conceptus. Electron microscopy analysis found that the endometrial luminal and glandular epithelia were the primary source of EVs in the uterus of cyclic sheep...
January 16, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342886/a-xylenol-orange-based-screening-assay-for-the-substrate-specificity-of-flavin-dependent-para-phenol-oxidases
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Tom A Ewing, Aster van Noord, Caroline E Paul, Willem J H van Berkel
Vanillyl alcohol oxidase (VAO) and eugenol oxidase (EUGO) are flavin-dependent enzymes that catalyse the oxidation of para-substituted phenols. This makes them potentially interesting biocatalysts for the conversion of lignin-derived aromatic monomers to value-added compounds. To facilitate their biocatalytic exploitation, it is important to develop methods by which variants of the enzymes can be rapidly screened for increased activity towards substrates of interest. Here, we present the development of a screening assay for the substrate specificity of para-phenol oxidases based on the detection of hydrogen peroxide using the ferric-xylenol orange complex method...
January 14, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341599/a-ni-catalyzed-carbon-carbon-bond-forming-reductive-amination
#4
Christoph Heinz, J Patrick Lutz, Eric M Simmons, Michael M Miller, William R Ewing, Abigail G Doyle
This report describes a three-component, Ni-catalyzed reductive coupling that enables the convergent synthesis of tertiary benzhydryl amines, which are challenging to access by traditional reductive amination methodologies. The reaction makes use of iminium ions generated in situ from the condensation of secondary N-trimethylsilyl amines with benzaldehydes, and these species undergo reaction with several distinct classes of organic electrophiles. The synthetic value of this process is demonstrated by a single-step synthesis of antimigraine drug flunarizine (Sibelium®) and high yielding derivatization of paroxetine (Paxil®) and metoprolol (Lopressor®)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340997/immunohistochemical-biomarkers-of-mesenchymal-neoplasms-in-endocrine-organs-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-recent-discoveries
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Yin P Hung, Jason L Hornick
Mesenchymal neoplasms rarely present in or adjacent to endocrine organs. In this context, the recognition of these rare tumor types can be challenging, with significant potential for misdiagnosis as sarcomatoid carcinomas (i.e., anaplastic thyroid carcinoma and sarcomatoid adrenal cortical carcinoma) or neuroendocrine carcinomas, depending upon the dominant histologic patterns. In this review, we address potential pitfalls in diagnosing selected mesenchymal neoplasms arising within or near endocrine organs, including dedifferentiated liposarcoma, synovial sarcoma, angiosarcoma, PEComa, proximal-type epithelioid sarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, and neuroblastoma...
January 16, 2018: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335623/sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-veno-occlusive-disease-after-high-dose-intravenous-busulfan-melphalan-conditioning-therapy-in-high-risk-ewing-sarcoma
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Massimo Eraldo Abate, Anna Paioli, Sivlia Cammelli, Marilena Cesari, Alessandra Longhi, Emanuela Palmerini, Stefano Ferrari, Elisa Carretta, Piero Picci, Fabio Piscaglia
This mono-institutional observational study was conducted to determine incidence, severity, risk factors, and outcome of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome/veno-occlusive disease (SOS/VOD) in high-risk Ewing sarcoma (ES) patients treated with intravenous busulfan and melphalan (BU-MEL) followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). During the past 10 years, 75 consecutive ES patients resulted evaluable for the analysis. After diagnosis of SOS/VOD, defibrotide therapy was started as soon as the medication was available...
January 15, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334207/screening-for-causative-mutations-of-major-prolificacy-genes-in-iranian-fat-tailed-sheep
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Ramin Abdoli, Seyed Ziaeddin Mirhoseini, Navid Ghavi Hossein-Zadeh, Pouya Zamani
Background: The presence of different missense mutations in sheep breeds have shown that the bone morphogenetic protein receptor 1B (BMPR1B), bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) and growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) genes play a vital role in ovulation rate and prolificacy in ewes. Therefore, the present study aims to investigate BMPR1B, BMP15 and GDF9 gene mutations in prolific ewes of Iranian fat-tailed Lori-Bakhtiari sheep. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present experimental study, genomic DNA was extracted from whole blood of 10 prolific Lori-Bakhtiari ewes with at least two twinning records in the first four parities to identify point mutations of the BMPR1B, BMP15 and GDF9 genes, using DNA sequencing...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333027/ewing-s-sarcoma-of-the-calcaneum
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P Ajmal Sherif, A Santa
Ewing's sarcoma of the calcaneum is rare. Radiological features of this tumor can be misinterpreted as other benign bone tumors due to its rarity. The overall prognosis of Ewing's sarcoma of calcaneum is inferior compared to other sites of this tumor. Hence, these tumors should have extensive radiological evaluation and histological confirmation as misdiagnosis and treatment delays will have detrimental outcomes.
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333015/a-profile-of-pediatric-solid-tumors-a-single-institution-experience-in-kashmir
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Namita Sharma, Ayesha Ahmad, Gull M Bhat, Sheikh A Aziz, Mohammad Maqbool Lone, Nisar A Bhat
Aims: The purpose of this retroprospective study was to study the epidemiological characteristics and outcomes of children with solid tumors at our institution. Subjects and Methods: Three hundred and three pediatrics patients registered at Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, Kashmir, between January 2008 and June 2014, were analyzed with regard to demographic status, presenting complaints, investigations, treatment, morbidity, and outcomes...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331464/somatic-cell-count-based-selection-reduces-susceptibility-to-energy-shortage-during-early-lactation-in-a-sheep-model
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J Bouvier-Muller, C Allain, F Enjalbert, Y Farizon, D Portes, G Foucras, R Rupp
During the transition from late gestation to early lactation ruminants experience a negative energy balance (NEB), which is considered to increase susceptibility to mammary infections. Our previous study in 2 divergent lines of sheep selected for high and low somatic cell score (SCS) suggested an association between the response to NEB and genetic susceptibility to mastitis. Forty-eight early-lactation primiparous dairy ewes from the 2 SCS genetic lines were allocated to 2 homogeneous subgroups-an NEB group, which was energy restricted and received 60% of the energy requirements for 15 d, and a control-fed group-to obtain 4 balanced groups of 12 ewes: high-SCS positive energy balance, low-SCS positive energy balance, high-SCS NEB, and low-SCS NEB...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328472/combined-analysis-of-gene-expression-and-genome-binding-profiles-identified-potential-therapeutic-targets-of-ciclopirox-in-ewing-sarcoma
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Baisheng Yuan, Wei Ji, Haipeng Xia, Jianmin Li
Ciclopirox (CPX) is a synthetic antifungal drug that is mainly used to treat dermatomycoses. The aim of the present study was to determine whether CPX could influence Ewing sarcoma progression. The present study suggested that CPX treatment may inhibit Ewing sarcoma (ES) progression through Ewing sarcoma breakpoint region 1‑Friend leukemia integration 1 (EWS‑FLI1), a common fusion transcript structure in patients with ES. To determine the underlying mechanisms of ES progression, cross analysis was conducted on three high‑throughput genome or transcript me datasets from the Gene Expression Omnibus...
January 10, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327709/insm1-expression-and-its-diagnostic-significance-in-extraskeletal-myxoid-chondrosarcoma
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Akihiko Yoshida, Naohiro Makise, Susumu Wakai, Akira Kawai, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma is a rare subtype of sarcoma that affects the soft tissue and bones in middle-aged and elderly adults. Its diagnosis can be challenging, with the differential diagnoses including a wide variety of mesenchymal tumors. The line of differentiation of extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma has been controversial, but recent evidence suggests a neuroendocrine phenotype. INSM1 is a zinc-finger transcription factor that plays a pivotal role in neuroendocrine differentiation, and has been proposed as a promising immunohistochemical marker of neuroendocrine carcinoma...
January 12, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327554/-ewing-s-sarcoma-misdiagnosed-as-nonossifying-fibroma-a-case-report
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Hong-Tao Li, Dong-Dong Li, Xiao-di Yang, Yong-Zhi Yang, Gui-Shan Gu
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January 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325550/acute-onset-high-morbidity-primary-photosensitisation-in-sheep-associated-with-consumption-of-the-casbah-and-mauro-cultivars-of-the-pasture-legume-biserrula
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Jane C Quinn, Yuchi Chen, Belinda Hackney, Muhammad Shoaib Tufail, Leslie A Weston, Panayiotis Loukopoulos
BACKGROUND: Primary photosensitisation (PS) subsequent to ingestion of the pasture legume Biserrula pelecinus L. (biserrula) has recently been confirmed in grazing livestock. Given the potential utility of this pasture species in challenging climates, a grazing trial was undertaken to examine if both varieties 'Casbah' and 'Mauro' were able to cause photosensitisation in livestock, and if this could be mitigated by grazing in winter, or in combination with other common pasture species...
January 11, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321818/ews-fli-1-creates-a-cell-surface-microenvironment-conducive-to-igf-signaling-by-inducing-pappalysin-1
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Panneerselvam Jayabal, Peter J Houghton, Yuzuru Shiio
Ewing sarcoma is an aggressive cancer of bone and soft tissue in children with poor prognosis. It is characterized by the chromosomal translocation between EWS and an Ets family transcription factor, most commonly FLI-1. EWS-FLI-1 fusion accounts for 85% of Ewing sarcoma cases. EWS-FLI-1 regulates the expression of a number of genes important for sarcomagenesis, can transform NIH3T3 and C3H10T1/2 cells, and is necessary for proliferation and tumorigenicity of Ewing sarcoma cells, suggesting that EWS-FLI-1 is the causative oncoprotein...
November 2017: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321295/direct-and-indirect-effects-of-early-life-environment-on-lifetime-fitness-of-bighorn-ewes
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Gabriel Pigeon, Fanie Pelletier
Cohort effects, when a common environment affects long-term performance, can have a major impact on population dynamics. Very few studies of wild animals have obtained the necessary data to study the mechanisms leading to cohort effects. We exploited 42 years of individual-based data on bighorn sheep to test for causal links between birth density, body mass, age at first reproduction (AFR), longevity and lifetime reproductive success (LRS) using path analysis. Specifically, we investigated whether the effect of early-life environment on lifetime fitness was the result of indirect effects through body mass or direct effects of early-life environment on fitness...
January 10, 2018: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316897/influence-of-mental-health-and-alcohol-or-other-drug-use-risk-on-adolescent-reported-care-received-in-primary-care-settings
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Lisa S Meredith, Brett A Ewing, Bradley D Stein, William G Shadel, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Layla Parast, Elizabeth J D'Amico
BACKGROUND: To describe patterns of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use risk and adolescent reported primary care (PC) screening and intervention, and examine associations of AOD risk and mental health with reported care received. METHODS: We analyzed data from cross-sectional surveys collected from April 3, 2013 to November 24, 2015 from 1279 diverse adolescents ages 12-18 who reported visiting a doctor at least once in the past year. Key measures were AOD risk using the Personal Experience Screening Questionnaire; mental health using the 5-item Mental Health Inventory; binary measures of adolescent-reported screening and intervention...
January 9, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316704/using-longitudinal-assessment-on-extensively-managed-ewes-to-quantify-welfare-compromise-and-risks
#18
Carolina Munoz, Angus Campbell, Stuart Barber, Paul Hemsworth, Rebecca Doyle
This study examined variation in the welfare of extensively managed ewes and potential welfare risks. A total of 100 Merino ewes (aged 2-4 years) were individually identified and examined at three key stages: pregnancy, lactation and weaning. Eight animal-based welfare measures were used to assess welfare: flight distance, body condition score (BCS), fleece condition, skin lesions, tail length, dag score, lameness and mastitis. Data were analysed by ANOVA and McNemar's statistics. Overall, the average BCS of the group was in agreement with industry recommendations...
January 8, 2018: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316397/discovery-of-potent-and-orally-bioavailable-dihydropyrazole-gpr40-agonists
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Jun Shi, Zhengxiang Gu, Elizabeth Anne Jurica, Ximao Wu, Lauren E Haque, Kristin N Williams, Andres S Hernandez, Zhenqiu Hong, Qi Gao, Marta Dabros, Akin H Davulcu, Arvind Mathur, Richard A Rampulla, Arun Kumar Gupta, Ramya Jayaram, Atsu Apedo, Douglas B Moore, Heng Liu, Lori K Kunselman, Edward J Brady, Jason J Wilkes, Bradley A Zinker, Hong Cai, Yue-Zhong Shu, Qin Sun, Elizabeth A Dierks, Kimberly A Foster, Carrie Xu, Tao Wang, Reshma Panemangalore, Mary Ellen Cvijic, Chunshan Xie, Gary G Cao, Min Zhou, John Krupinski, Jean M Whaley, Jeffrey A Robl, William R Ewing, Bruce Alan Ellsworth
G protein-coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) has become an attractive target for the treatment of diabetes since it was shown clinically to promote glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. Herein, we report our efforts to develop highly selective and potent GPR40 agonists with a dual mechanism of action, promoting both glucose-dependent insulin and incretin secretion. Employing strategies to increase polarity and the ratio of sp3/sp2 character of the chemotype, we identified BMS-986118 (compound 4), which showed potent and selective GPR40 agonist activity in vitro...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314469/beneficial-changes-in-rumen-bacterial-community-profile-in-sheep-and-dairy-calves-as-a-result-of-feeding-the-probiotic-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-h57
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Benjamin J Schofield, Nancy Lachner, Oanh T Le, David M McNeill, Peter Dart, Diane Ouwerkerk, Philip Hugenholtz, Athol V Klieve
AIMS: The probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H57 increased weight gain, increased nitrogen retention and increased feed intake in ruminants when administered to the diet. This study aims to develop a better understanding of this probiotic effect by analysing changes in the rumen prokaryotic community. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sequencing the 16S rRNA gene PCR amplicons of the rumen microbiome, revealed that ewes fed H57 had a significantly different rumen microbial community structure to Control sheep...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
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