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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822061/co-ultramicronized-palmitoylethanolamide-luteolin-facilitates-the-development-of-differentiating-and-undifferentiated-rat-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cells
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Stephen D Skaper, Massimo Barbierato, Laura Facci, Mila Borri, Gabriella Contarini, Morena Zusso, Pietro Giusti
Oligodendrocytes, the myelin-producing cells of the central nervous system (CNS), have limited capability to bring about repair in chronic CNS neuroinflammatory demyelinating disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS). MS lesions are characterized by a compromised pool of undifferentiated oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) unable to mature into myelin-producing oligodendrocytes. An attractive strategy may be to replace lost OLs and/or promote their maturation. N-palmitoylethanolamine (PEA) is an endogenous fatty acid amide signaling molecule with anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective actions...
August 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818106/morphoproteomics-e6-e7-in-situ-hybridization-and-biomedical-analytics-define-the-etiopathogenesis-of-hpv-associated-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-and-provide-targeted-therapeutic-options
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Robert E Brown, Syed Naqvi, Mary F McGuire, Jamie Buryanek, Ron J Karni
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been identified as an etiopathogenetic factor in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The HPV E6 and E7 oncogenes are instrumental in promoting proliferation and blocking differentiation leading to tumorigenesis. Although surgical intervention can remove such tumors, the potential for an etiologic field effect with recurrent disease is real. A downstream effector of E7 oncoprotein, enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), is known to promote proliferation and to pose a block in differentiation and in turn, could lead to HPV-induced malignant transformation...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815336/treatment-selection-in-oropharyngeal-cancer-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-patterns-of-care-analysis
#3
Nitin A Pagedar, Catherine Chioreso, Jennifer A Schlichting, Charles F Lynch, Mary E Charlton
PURPOSE: Treatment for oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) has changed over the past two decades under multiple influences. We provide a population-based description of the application of radiotherapy, surgery, and chemotherapy to OPC in 1997, 2004, and 2009. METHODS: The National Cancer Institute's Patterns of Care study for OPC included multiple variables not available in the public-use dataset. We identified factors correlating with selection of primary surgery versus radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy (RTC) and analyzed predictors of all-cause mortality...
August 16, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812214/the-role-of-human-papillomavirus-on-the-prognosis-and-treatment-of-oropharyngeal-carcinoma
#4
Nicholas Fung, Farhoud Faraji, Hyunseok Kang, Carole Fakhry
Human papillomavirus positive oropharyngeal cancer (HPV-positive OPC) is a distinct subtype of head and neck carcinoma (HNC) distinguished from HPV-negative HNC by its risk factor profile, clinical behavior, and molecular biology. Compared to HPV-negative HNC, HPV-positive OPC exhibits significantly better prognosis and an enhanced response to treatment. Recognition of the survival benefit of HPV-positive tumors has led to therapeutic de-intensification strategies aiming to mitigate treatment-related toxicities while maintaining high response rates...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811588/dynamics-of-nano-confined-water-in-portland-cement-comparison-with-synthetic-c-s-h-gel-and-other-silicate-materials
#5
Guido Goracci, Manuel Monasterio, Helen Jansson, Silvina Cerveny
The dynamics of water confined in cement materials is still a matter of debate in spite of the fact that water has a major influence on properties such as durability and performance. In this study, we have investigated the dynamics of water confined in Portland cement (OPC) at different curing ages (3 weeks and 4 years after preparation) and at three water-to-cement ratios (w/c, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5). Using broadband dielectric spectroscopy, we distinguish four different dynamics due to water molecules confined in the pores of different sizes of cements...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806920/specific-ion-channels-contribute-to-key-elements-of-pathology-during-secondary-degeneration-following-neurotrauma
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Ryan L O'Hare Doig, Wissam Chiha, Marcus K Giacci, Nathanael J Yates, Carole A Bartlett, Nicole M Smith, Stuart I Hodgetts, Alan R Harvey, Melinda Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: Following partial injury to the central nervous system, cells beyond the initial injury site undergo secondary degeneration, exacerbating loss of neurons, compact myelin and function. Changes in Ca(2+) flux are associated with metabolic and structural changes, but it is not yet clear how flux through specific ion channels contributes to the various pathologies. Here, partial optic nerve transection in adult female rats was used to model secondary degeneration. Treatment with combinations of three ion channel inhibitors was used as a tool to investigate which elements of oxidative and structural damage related to long term functional outcomes...
August 14, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801638/in-situ-time-resolved-monitoring-of-uranium-in-bfs-opc-grout-part-1-corrosion-in-water-vapour
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C A Stitt, C Paraskevoulakos, A Banos, N J Harker, K R Hallam, A Davenport, S Street, T B Scott
Uranium encapsulated in grout was exposed to water vapour for extended periods of time. Through synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction and tomography measurements, uranium dioxide was determined the dominant corrosion product over a 50-week time period. The oxide growth rate initiated rapidly, with rates comparable to the U + H2O reaction. Over time, the reaction rate decreased and eventually plateaued to a rate similar to the U + H2O + O2 reaction. This behaviour was not attributed to oxygen ingress, but instead the decreasing permeability of the grout, limiting oxidising species access to the metal surface...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797119/a-retrospective-study-of-606-cases-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-with-or-without-oropharyngeal-candidiasis-during-radiotherapy
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Wen-Ze Qiu, Liang-Ru Ke, Wei-Xiong Xia, Jing Yang, Ya-Hui Yu, Hu Liang, Xin-Jun Huang, Guo-Ying Liu, Wang-Zhong Li, Yan-Qun Xiang, Xiang Guo, Xing Lv
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical characteristics, treatment-related toxicities and survival in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) with or without oropharyngealcandidiasis (OPC) during radiotherapy. METHODS: The current study was conducted with NPC patients undergoing radiotherapy at Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center between June 2011 and May 2012. A clinical diagnosis of candidiasis was determined on the basis of a positive potassium hydroxide (KOH) test and the presence of pseudomembranous (white) form of candidal overgrowth...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795438/a-specific-gabaergic-synapse-onto-oligodendrocyte-precursors-does-not-regulate-cortical-oligodendrogenesis
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Maddalena Balia, Najate Benamer, María Cecilia Angulo
In the brain, neurons establish bona fide synapses onto oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs), but the function of these neuron-glia synapses remains unresolved. A leading hypothesis suggests that these synapses regulate OPC proliferation and differentiation. However, a causal link between synaptic activity and OPC cellular dynamics is still missing. In the developing somatosensory cortex, OPCs receive a major type of synapse from GABAergic interneurons that is mediated by postsynaptic γ2-containing GABAA receptors...
August 10, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793318/real-time-measurement-of-fibers-using-an-hy-differential-mobility-analyzer-with-an-optical-particle-counter-kofam
#10
Sungwon Choi, Kwangmyung Jang, Kyunghoon Park, Hyunwook Kim
This study investigated the applicability of an HY-differential mobility analyzer with an optical particle counter (HY-DMA/OPC), named as KOFAM, for counting fibrous matters in real time. Fibers separated from particles by the HY-DMA were counted with an OPC. To assess the KOFAM performance, the proposed method and the conventional gold standard phase contrast microscopy (PCM) method were compared in terms of variables such as recovery, relative difference, coefficient of determination, and conformity. The optimal sheath-to-aerosol (outlet) flow ratio of the internal flow in the HY-DMA was determined to be 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793249/network-based-genomic-analysis-of-human-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-differentiation
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Suyog U Pol, Jessie J Polanco, Richard A Seidman, Melanie A O'Bara, Hani J Shayya, Karen C Dietz, Fraser J Sim
Impaired human oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (hOPC) differentiation likely contributes to failed remyelination in multiple sclerosis. The characterization of molecular pathways that regulate hOPC differentiation will provide means to induce remyelination. In this study, we determined the gene expression profile of PDGFαR(+) hOPCs during initial oligodendrocyte commitment. Weighted gene coexpression network analysis was used to define progenitor and differentiation-specific gene expression modules and functionally important hub genes...
August 8, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783571/a-novel-flavanone-derivative-ameliorates-cuprizone-induced-behavioral-changes-and-white-matter-pathology-in-the-brain-of-mice
#12
Zheng-Yu Sun, Hong-Shun Gu, Xi Chen, Lan Zhang, Xin-Min Li, Jian-Wei Zhang, Lin Li
Recent studies have shown that white matter lesions play an important role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. DHF-6 is a novel flavanone derivative synthesized in our laboratory. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of DHF-6 on behavioral changes and white matter pathology in a 0.2% cuprizone-fed C57BL/6 mice model. The results showed that cuprizone induced a decrease in spontaneous alternations in the Y-maze test, an increase in locomotor activity in the open field test, demyelination determined by electron microscopy, a decline in the expression of myelin basic protein (MBP), a decrease in the differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) into mature oligodendrocytes (OLs), and an activation of microglia and astrocytes in the corpus callosum measured by western blot and/or immunocytochemical analyses...
July 31, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783065/assessing-the-utility-of-low-cost-particulate-matter-sensors-over-a-12-week-period-in-the-cuyama-valley-of-california
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Anondo Mukherjee, Levi G Stanton, Ashley R Graham, Paul T Roberts
The use of low-cost air quality sensors has proliferated among non-profits and citizen scientists, due to their portability, affordability, and ease of use. Researchers are examining the sensors for their potential use in a wide range of applications, including the examination of the spatial and temporal variability of particulate matter (PM). However, few studies have quantified the performance (e.g., accuracy, precision, and reliability) of the sensors under real-world conditions. This study examined the performance of two models of PM sensors, the AirBeam and the Alphasense Optical Particle Counter (OPC-N2), over a 12-week period in the Cuyama Valley of California, where PM concentrations are impacted by wind-blown dust events and regional transport...
August 5, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782169/impact-of-neonatal-hypoxia-ischaemia-on-oligodendrocyte-survival-maturation-and-myelinating-potential
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Malgorzata Ziemka-Nalecz, Justyna Janowska, Lukasz Strojek, Joanna Jaworska, Teresa Zalewska, Malgorzata Frontczak-Baniewicz, Joanna Sypecka
Hypoxic-ischaemic episodes experienced at the perinatal period commonly lead to a development of neurological disabilities and cognitive impairments in neonates or later in childhood. Clinical symptoms often are associated with the observed alterations in white matter in the brains of diseased children, suggesting contribution of triggered oligodendrocyte/myelin pathology to the resulting disorders. To date, the processes initiated by perinatal asphyxia remain unclear, hampering the ability to develop preventions...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774026/microstructural-effects-of-sulphate-attack-in-sustainable-grouts-for-micropiles
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José Marcos Ortega Álvarez, María Dolores Esteban Pérez, Raúl Rubén Rodríguez Escribano, José Luís Pastor Navarro, Isidro Sánchez Martín
Nowadays, the use of micropiles has undergone a great development. In general, they are made with cement grout, reinforced with steel tubing. In Spain, these grouts are prepared using OPC, although the standards do not forbid the use of other cements, like sustainable ones. Micropiles are in contact with soils and groundwater, in which the presence of sulphates is common. Their deleterious effects firstly affect to the microstructure. Then, the aim of this research is to study the effects of sulphate attack in the microstructure of micropiles grouts, prepared with OPC, fly ash and slag commercial cements, compared to their behaviour when they are exposed to an optimum hardening condition...
November 8, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773986/nanoindentation-characterization-of-a-ternary-clay-based-composite-used-in-ancient-chinese-construction
#16
Dongwei Hou, Guoping Zhang, Rohit Raj Pant, Jack S Shen, Mingming Liu, Hao Luo
Ternary clay-based composite material (TCC), composed of lime, clay and sand, and usually modified with sticky rice and other organic compounds as additives, was widely used historically in Chinese construction and buildings due to its high mechanical performance. In this study, to gain an insight into the micromechanical mechanism of this cementitious material, the nanomechanical properties and volume fraction of mechanically different phases of the binder matrix are derived from the analysis of grid nanoindentation tests...
October 26, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773861/experimental-study-on-full-scale-beams-made-by-reinforced-alkali-activated-concrete-undergoing-flexure
#17
Linda Monfardini, Fausto Minelli
Alkali Activated Concrete (AAC) is an alternative kind of concrete that uses fly ash as a total replacement of Portland cement. Fly ash combined with alkaline solution and cured at high temperature reacts to form a binder. Four point bending tests on two full scale beams made with AAC are described in this paper. Companion small material specimens were also casted with the aim of properly characterizing this new tailored material. The beam's length was 5000 mm and the cross section was 200 mm × 300 mm. The AAC consisted of fly ash, water, sand 0-4 mm and coarse aggregate 6-10 mm; and the alkaline solution consisted of sodium hydroxide mixed with sodium silicate...
August 30, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772958/long-term-behaviour-of-fly-ash-and-slag-cement-grouts-for-micropiles-exposed-to-a-sulphate-aggressive-medium
#18
José Marcos Ortega, María Dolores Esteban, Raúl Rubén Rodríguez, José Luis Pastor, Francisco José Ibanco, Isidro Sánchez, Miguel Ángel Climent
Nowadays, one of the most popular ways to get a more sustainable cement industry is using additions as cement replacement. However, there are many civil engineering applications in which the use of sustainable cements is not extended yet, such as special foundations, and particularly micropiles, even though the standards do not restrict the cement type to use. These elements are frequently exposed to the sulphates present in soils. The purpose of this research is to study the effects in the very long-term (until 600 days) of sulphate attack in the microstructure of micropiles grouts, prepared with ordinary Portland cement, fly ash and slag commercial cements, continuing a previous work, in which these effects were studied in the short-term...
May 30, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771716/microrna-212-inhibits-oligodendrocytes-during-maturation-by-downregulation-of-differentiation-associated-gene-expression
#19
Chih-Yen Wang, Benjamin Deneen, Shun-Fen Tzeng
MicroRNA-212 (mir-212) has been reported to regulate neuronal development and functioning. However, its expression and function in glia are not yet known. Here, we demonstrate that the level of microRNA-212 (mir-212) was reduced in spinal cord lesion site at 1 week and 1 month after a contusive spinal cord injury (SCI). In addition to its expression in neurons, mir-212 expression was detected in oligodendrocytes (OLGs) and glial progenitor cells (GPCs) in adult CNS. The addition of antagomir-212 to reduce mir-212 expression enabled to improve the cell process outgrowth of OLGs along with the upregulation of the genes associated with OLG differentiation and maturation, including OLIG1, SOX10, myelin basic protein (MBP), and proteolipid protein 1 (PLP1)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767078/influence-of-silica-fume-addition-in-the-long-term-performance-of-sustainable-cement-grouts-for-micropiles-exposed-to-a-sulphate-aggressive-medium
#20
José Marcos Ortega, María Dolores Esteban, Raúl Rubén Rodríguez, José Luis Pastor, Francisco José Ibanco, Isidro Sánchez, Miguel Ángel Climent
At present, sustainability is of major importance in the cement industry, and the use of additions such as silica fume as clinker replacement contributes towards that goal. Special foundations, and particularly micropiles, are one of the most suitable areas for the use of sustainable cements. The aim of this research is to analyse the effects in the very long-term (for 600 days) produced by sulphate attack in the microstructure of grouts for micropiles in which OPC (ordinary Portland cement) has been replaced by 5% and 10% silica fume...
August 2, 2017: Materials
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