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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454270/cadmium-induced-stress-response-of-phanerochaete-chrysosporium-during-the-biodegradation-of-2-2-4-4-tetrabromodiphenyl-ether-bde-47
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Mi Feng, Hua Yin, Yajuan Cao, Hui Peng, Guining Lu, Zehua Liu, Zhi Dang
Cd-induced stress response of Phanerochaete chrysosporium during the biodegradation of BDE-47 was investigated in this study, with the goal of elucidating the tolerance behavior and the detoxification mechanisms of P. chrysosporium to resist the Cd stress in the course of BDE-47 biodegradation, which has implications for expanding the application of P. chrysosporium in the bioremediation of Cd and BDE-47 combined pollution. The results suggested that single BDE-47 exposure did not induce obvious oxidative stress in P...
February 14, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454233/combined-effect-of-water-inundation-and-heavy-metals-on-the-photosynthesis-and-physiology-of-spartina-alterniflora
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Xiangli Sun, Yan Xu, Qiqiong Zhang, Xiuzhen Li, Zhongzheng Yan
The frequency and duration of tidal flooding significantly influence the bioavailability of heavy metals (HMs) in sediment and hence exert toxicological effects on coastal wetland plants. In this study, the combined effects of different water inundation times (3, 6, 9, and 12 h) and HMs (Cu, Zn, Pb, and Cr) on the photosynthesis and physiology of Spartina alterniflora were investigated under greenhouse conditions. Results showed that S. alterniflora was somehow tolerant to the combined HMs treatments, and only the highest level of HM treatment decreased leaf chlorophyll content...
February 14, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454161/physiological-low-dose-oestrogen-promotes-the-development-of-experimental-autoimmune-thyroiditis-through-the-up-regulation-of-th1-th17-responses
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Yang Xiang, Qian Jin, Li Li, Yali Yang, Hongmei Zhang, Miao Liu, Chenling Fan, Jing Li, Zhongyan Shan, Weiping Teng
Previous studies have reported a preponderance of autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) in females, but the detailed mechanisms have not been elucidated. In this study, we explored the effects of oestrogen on experimental AIT (EAT) and its potential mechanisms in an ovariectomised mouse model through the supplementation of high (equivalent to the level during pregnancy) or low (equivalent to the level at the oestrus stage) doses of oestradiol (E2). We found that EAT incidence, the intrathyroidal inflammatory score, serum anti-thyroglobulin IgG2b levels, splenic mRNA expression of Th1- and Th17-specific transcription factors and typical cytokines and the proportion of IL-12-producing dendritic cells were significantly increased in EAT mice treated with low-dose E2 compared with those in the control group...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454035/high-and-low-doses-of-cocaine-intake-are-differentially-regulated-by-dopamine-d2-receptors-in-the-ventral-tegmental-area-and-the-nucleus-accumbens
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R Chen, S McIntosh, S E Hemby, H Sun, T Sexton, Thomas Martin, S R Childers
Dopamine D2 receptors (D2Rs) in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and the nucleus accumbens (NAc) are associated with vulnerability to addiction; however, whether D2Rs in these two brain regions play differential roles in regulation of drug intake is unknown. Here, we compared the effect of decreased mRNA level of Drd2 in each region on cocaine self-administration in a dose-response function. Drd2 mRNA levels in rat VTA or NAc were knocked down by bilateral microinjection of lentivirus coding shRNAs against rat Drd2...
February 14, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454012/immunologic-effects-of-chronic-administration-of-tofacitinib-a-janus-kinase-inhibitor-in-cynomolgus-monkeys-and-rats-comparison-of-juvenile-and-adult-responses
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Mark Collinge, Douglas J Ball, Christopher J Bowman, Andrea L Nilson, Zaher A Radi, W Mark Vogel
Tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, targets JAK1, JAK3, and to a lesser extent JAK2 and TYK2. JAK1/3 inhibition impairs gamma common chain cytokine receptor signaling, important in lymphocyte development, homeostasis and function. Adult and juvenile cynomolgus monkey and rat studies were conducted and the impact of tofacitinib on immune parameters (lymphoid tissues and lymphocyte subsets) and function (T-dependent antibody response (TDAR), mitogen-induced T cell proliferation) assessed...
February 14, 2018: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453995/changes-of-lipid-peroxidation-and-glutathione-redox-system-and-expression-of-glutathione-peroxidase-regulatory-genes-as-effect-of-short-term-aflatoxin-b-1-exposure-in-common-carp
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Benjamin Kövesi, Csilla Pelyhe, Erika Zándoki, Miklós Mézes, Krisztián Balogh
Lipid peroxidation, glutathione content, glutathione peroxidase activity and gene expression of transcription factors, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione synthetase and glutathione reductase was investigated in common carp liver. Short term (24 h) exposure of aflatoxin B 1 at different doses (100, 200 and 400 μg AFB 1 kg -1 feed) was used. It was found that conjugated dienes and trienes elevated after 16 h, while thiobarbituric acid reactive substances content increased only at the lowest dose after 16 and 24 h of exposure...
February 14, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453880/information-bias-in-epidemiological-studies-with-a-special-focus-on-obstetrics-and-gynecology
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Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel
Information bias occurs when any information used in a study is either measured or recorded inaccurately. This paper describes some of the most common types of information bias, using examples from obstetrics and gynecology, and describes how information bias may affect results of observational studies. Non-differential misclassification occurs when the degree of misclassification of exposure status among those with and those without the disease is the same, and in cohort studies, this type of bias is most likely and will bias estimates toward no association when exposure is dichotomized...
February 17, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453806/cq-sensitizes-human-pancreatic-cancer-cells-to-gemcitabine-through-the-lysosomal-apoptotic-pathway-via-reactive-oxygen-species
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Zhiping Fu, Cheng Xi, Jie Kuang, Haoran Feng, Lingxie Chen, Juyong Liang, Xiaonan Shen, Stanley Yuen, Peng Chenghong, Shen Baiyong, Jin Zhijian, Weihua Qiu
As an established anti-cancer drug, gemcitabine (GEM) is an effective systemic treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer (PC). However, little is known about the potential effectors that may modify tumour cell sensitivity towards GEM. Autophagy, as a physiological cellular mechanism, is involved in both cell survival and cell death. In this study, we found that exposure to GEM induced a significant increase in autophagy in a dose-dependent manner in PANC-1 and BxPC-3 cells. Inhibition of autophagy by chloroquine (CQ) and ATG7 siRNA increased GEM-induced cytotoxicity, and CQ was more effective than ATG7 siRNA...
February 17, 2018: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453749/lifelong-robbery-victimisation-and-mental-disorders-at-age-18-years-brazilian-population-based-study
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Joseph Murray, Natália Peixoto Lima, Ana Carolina Oliveira Ruivo, Andrea Ramírez Varela, Caroline Cardozo Bortolotto, Elma Izze da Silva Magalhães, Franciéle Marabotti Costa Leite, Mariana Otero Xavier, Jean-Baptiste Pingault, Seena Fazel, Gregore Iven Mielke, Luciana Anselmi, Fernando César Wehrmeister, Helen Gonçalves, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes
PURPOSE: Urban violence is a major problem in Brazil and may contribute to mental disorders among victims. The aim of this study was to assess the association between robbery victimisation and mental health disorders in late adolescence. METHODS: At age 18 years, 4106 participants in the 1993 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study were assessed. A questionnaire about history of robbery victimisation was administered, the Self-Report Questionnaire was used to screen for common mental disorders, and the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview was used to assess major depressive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder...
February 17, 2018: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453720/cytotoxic-effect-of-chlorpyrifos-is-associated-with-activation-of-nrf-2-ho-1-system-and-inflammatory-response-in-tongue-of-male-wistar-rats
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Norhan M El-Sayed, Amal A M Ahmed, Manar A A Selim
Repeated administration of chlorpyrifos (CPF), an organophosphate pesticide, can increase the risk of oral cytotoxicity. The current study was designed to assess the mechanism by which CPF mediates its cytotoxic effect on lingual mucosa of rats. Twenty-four male Wistar rats were used in the present study and divided into three groups: group I: healthy rats (negative control), group II: rats treated with CPF 1/40 LD50 (3.375 mg/kg, orally/daily) for 28 days, group III: rats treated with CPF 1/10 LD50 (13.5 mg/kg, orally/daily) for 28 days...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453628/safety-tolerability-and-preliminary-activity-of-imgn529-a-cd37-targeted-antibody-drug-conjugate-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-dose-escalation-phase-i-study
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Anastasios Stathis, Ian W Flinn, Sumit Madan, Kami Maddocks, Arnold Freedman, Steven Weitman, Emanuele Zucca, Mihaela C Munteanu, M Lia Palomba
Background CD37 is expressed on B-cell lymphoid malignancies, thus making it an attractive candidate for targeted therapy in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). IMGN529 is an antibody-drug conjugate comprising a CD37-binding antibody linked to the maytansinoid DM1, a potent anti-mitotic agent. Methods This first-in-human, phase 1 trial recruited adult patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell NHL. The primary objective was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose. Secondary objectives were to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary clinical activity...
February 17, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453627/a-phase-i-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-taladegib-a-smoothened-inhibitor-in-japanese-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Hideki Ueno, Shunsuke Kondo, Shusuke Yoshikawa, Koichi Inoue, Valérie Andre, Masaomi Tajimi, Haruyasu Murakami
Background This phase I dose-escalation study investigated the safety of the Smoothened inhibitor taladegib in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors. Methods Patients received taladegib orally once daily for 28-day cycles, using a 3 + 3 dose-escalation method. The primary objective was the safety and tolerability of taladegib at doses up to the global recommended dose (400 mg). Secondary objectives included pharmacokinetics, changes in skin glioma-associated oncogene homolog 1 (Gli1) transcript levels, and antitumor activity...
February 17, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453541/detection-of-dna-damage-induced-by-cerium-dioxide-nanoparticles-from-models-to-molecular-mechanism-activated
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Tiago Alves Jorge de Souza, Thiago Lopes Rocha, Leonardo Pereira Franchi
This chapter will present an original effort to summarize the relevant data about the cyto-genotoxicity induced by cerium dioxide nanoparticles (nanoceria) in physiologically (in vivo and in vitro) relevant models. In this way, this chapter should be extremely useful to everyone who wants to plan their research and publishing their results. Massive application of nanoceria at different fields is increasing year after year, and it is urgent to address and discuss their use and its safety-related issues. Specifically, the nanoceria are being designed for nanomedicine, cosmetics, polishing materials and additives for automotive fuels...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453396/bone-marrow-lympho-myeloid-malfunction-in-obesity-requires-precursor-cell-autonomous-tlr4
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Ailing Liu, Minhui Chen, Rashmi Kumar, Maja Stefanovic-Racic, Robert M O'Doherty, Ying Ding, Willi Jahnen-Dechent, Lisa Borghesi
Obesity, a prevalent condition in adults and children, impairs bone marrow (BM) function. However, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here, we show that obese mice exhibit poor emergency immune responses in a toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-dependent manner. Canonical myeloid genes (Csf1r, Spi1, Runx1) are enhanced, and lymphoid genes (Flt3, Tcf3, Ebf1) are reduced. Using adoptive transfer and mixed BM chimera approaches we demonstrate that myeloid>lymphoid bias arises after 6 weeks of high-fat diet and depends on precursor cell-autonomous TLR4...
February 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453134/a-dose-dependent-relationship-between-copper-burden-in-female-urchin-gonads-and-developmental-impairment-of-their-offspring
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Nicole E Phillips, Agnes M Rouchon
We examined transgenerational effects of exposure to copper on early development of offspring in the urchin Evechinus chloroticus, and whether parental exposure mediated offspring response to a further low level exposure to copper during early development. Month-long exposure to elevated copper (25 μgL -1 ) in the laboratory increased copper in gonads of both males and females and reduced gonad size by almost half. There was a negative relationship between adult size and copper burden. Normal larval development and larval size four days after fertilization were both strongly, negatively related to the amount of copper in female gonads in a dose-dependent manner, but fertilization success was unaffected...
February 1, 2018: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453101/can-higher-training-practice-dosage-with-treadmill-slip-perturbation-necessarily-reduce-risk-of-falls-following-overground-slip
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Anna Lee, Tanvi Bhatt, Xuan Liu, Yiru Wang, Yi-Chung Pai
BACKGROUND: Perturbation training is an emerging paradigm to reduce idiopathic falls (without clinical signs or symptoms) in older adults. While a higher threat dosage (intensity) in motor learning often directly relates to greater adaptation, retention, and generalization, little is known whether increasing the practice dosage (repetition) of slip-perturbation training would necessarily improve its outcomes. RESEARCH QUESTION: Can higher practice dosage of treadmill slip-perturbation training lead to greater generalization to an overground slip immediately after the training? METHODS: Forty-five community-dwelling older adults (73...
February 13, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453063/-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-reveals-interactive-effects-between-the-carrier-solvent-methanol-and-a-pharmaceutical-mixture-in-an-amphibian-developmental-bioassay-with-limnodynastes-peronii
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Steven D Melvin, Oliver A H Jones, Anthony R Carroll, Frederic D L Leusch
Organic carrier solvents are used in aquatic toxicity testing to improve chemical solubility and facilitate the exploration of dose-response relationships. Both water- and solvent-control groups are normally included in these scenarios to ensure that the solvent itself has no effect on the test organism, but this fails to consider possible interactive effects between carrier solvents and contaminants of interest. We explored this topic by exposing Limnodynastes peronii tadpoles to a mixture of common water-soluble pharmaceuticals (diclofenac, metformin and valproic acid) in the presence and absence of the carrier solvent methanol, according to standard developmental bioassay methodology...
February 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453037/profile-of-psychiatric-symptoms-in-methamphetamine-users-in-china-greater-risk-of-psychiatric-symptoms-with-a-longer-duration-of-use
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Jun Ma, Xin-Jun Sun, Ru-Jia Wang, Tong-Yu Wang, Meng-Fan Su, Mo-Xuan Liu, Su-Xia Li, Ying Han, Shi-Qiu Meng, Ping Wu, Jie Shi, Yan-Ping Bao, Lin Lu
Chronic methamphetamine (MA) use is associated with psychiatric symptoms. This study explored pattern of co-occurring psychiatric symptoms in MA users and their relationship to duration of MA use. A cross-sectional study was conducted among MA users at the Shenzhen Compulsory Drug Detoxification Center from April 2012 to October 2015. The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, Hamilton Anxiety Scale, and Beck Depression Inventory were used to assess psychiatric symptoms. Among 1277 MA users, 57.6% participants had any type of psychiatric symptoms including depressive, anxiety and psychotic symptoms...
February 5, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453032/impact-of-metformin-on-gastric-adenocarcinoma-survival-a-belgian-population-based-study
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Olivia Lacroix, Alexandra Couttenier, Evelien Vaes, Chris R Cardwell, Harlinde De Schutter, Annie Robert
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have shown anticancer activities of metformin in gastric cancer and a recent epidemiological study showed a decrease in recurrence and mortality of gastric cancer in metformin users. This study aimed to assess the impact of metformin on gastric cancer survival in diabetic patients at a Belgian population level. METHODS: We conducted an observational, population-based study by linking data of the Belgian Cancer Registry with medical claims data coming from the health insurance companies for patients diagnosed with stage I to III gastric adenocarcinoma between 2006 and 2012...
February 13, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453024/simultaneous-determination-of-ibuprofen-and-its-metabolites-in-complex-equine-urine-matrices-by-gc-ei-ms-in-excretion-study-in-view-of-doping-control
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Emilia Waraksa, Marzena Wójtowicz-Zawadka, Dorota Kwiatkowska, Anna Jarek, Anna Małkowska, Robert Wrzesień, Jacek Namieśnik
A novel assay for the simultaneous determination of ibuprofen (IBU) and its four probable metabolites, 1-hydroxyibuprofen (1-OH IBU), 2-hydroxyibuprofen (2-OH IBU), 3-hydroxyibuprofen (3-OH IBU) and carboxyibuprofen (CBX IBU) in equine urine samples with the application of Gas Chromatography-Electron Ionization-Mass Spectrometry (GC-EI-MS) has been developed and elaborated. The new approach for sample preparation including minimizing matrix effects by the application of weak cation exchange solid-phase extraction together with strong cation exchange solid-phase extraction has been applied...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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