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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223655/in%C3%A2-vitro-cultured-bovine-endometrial-cells-recognize-embryonic-sex
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E Gómez, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, D Martin, S Carrocera, A Murillo, E Correia-Alvarez, P Herrero, N Canela, A Gutiérrez-Adán, S Ulbrich, M Muñoz
Endometrial cell co-culture (ECC) with single embryo may reflect endometrium responses in vivo. Bovine Day-6 in vitro-produced morulae were cultured until Day-8 in modified synthetic oviductal fluid (mSOF), or on the epithelial side of ECC. Expression of epithelial- and stromal-cell transcripts was analyzed by RT-PCR in ECC with one male (ME) or female embryo (FE). Concentrations of ARTEMIN (ARTN) and total protein were determined in epithelial cell-conditioned medium. ECCs yielded embryos with more cells in the inner cell mass than embryos cultured in mSOF...
December 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223542/interval-exercise-training-increases-lif-expression-and-prevents-myocardial-infarction-induced-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-in-rats
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Dandan Jia, Mengxin Cai, Yue Xi, Shaojun Du, ZhenjunTian
AIMS: Myocardial infarction (MI) is commonly associated with body weight loss and skeletal muscle atrophy. Studies have shown that exercise training could give beneficial effects on skeletal muscle growth. Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is a key regulator of muscle growth and regeneration. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of interval exercise training (IET) on the expression of LIF and the MI-induced skeletal muscle atrophy. MAIN METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were used to establish the MI model by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery...
December 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223260/watching-over-me
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Perry Nicholas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223178/relative-influence-of-dietary-protein-and-energy-contents-on-lysine-requirements-and-voluntary-feed-intake-of-rainbow-trout-fry
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Mélusine Van Larebeke, Guillaume Dockx, Yvan Larondelle, Xavier Rollin
The effect of dietary digestible protein (DP) and/or digestible energy (DE) levels on lysine (Lys) requirements, Lys utilisation efficiency and voluntary feed intake (VFI) were studied in rainbow trout fry when Lys was the first limiting indispensable amino acid or in excess in the diet. Two trials were conducted at 11·6°C with eighty-one experimental diets, containing 280 g DP/kg DM (low protein (LP), trial 1), 600 g DP/kg DM (high protein (HP), trial 1) or 440 g DP/kg DM (medium protein (MP), trial 2), 17 MJ DE/kg (low energy (LE)), 19·5 MJ DE/kg (medium energy (ME)) or 22 MJ DE/kg (high energy (HE)), and nine Lys levels from deeply deficient to large excess (2·3-36 g/kg DM)...
December 10, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223146/investigation-of-mast-cell-toll-like-receptor-3-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-systemic-mastocytosis-participants-using-the-novel-application-of-automacs-magnetic-separation-and-flow-cytometry
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Cassandra Balinas, Thao Nguyen, Samantha Johnston, Peter Smith, Donald Staines, Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik
BACKGROUND: Viral infections and hypersensitivities are commonly reported by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) patients. Mast Cells (MC) uniquely mediate type 1 hypersensitivities and resolve viral infections via toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3). OBJECTIVE: To characterise and compare mast cell progenitors (MCPs) in CFS/ME participants with a known MC disorder, Systemic mastocytosis (SM), and secondly, to investigate the role of MC TLR3 in CFS/ME participants following Polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (Poly I:C) stimulation...
December 10, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222419/probenecid-arrests-the-progression-of-pronounced-clinical-symptoms-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Nadine Hainz, Sandra Wolf, Artjom Beck, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Thomas Tschernig, Carola Meier
While it has been established that Probenecid (PBN) prevents the onset of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice, it is not clear whether it has any effect on already manifest EAE. The aim of this study was therefore to analyze the therapeutic effect of PBN in pronounced EAE. Mice with manifest clinical symptoms of EAE were either treated with PBN or solvent for 20 days, or they were left untreated. The clinical symptoms were monitored daily. Inflammation, demyelination and oligodendrocyte numbers were determined in the spinal cord...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222303/responsiveness-of-patient-reported-outcome-measurement-information-system-promis-pain-domains-and-disease-specific-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-children-and-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Susanna Curtis, Amanda M Brandow
Case 1: A 33-year-old man with hemoglobin SS (homozygous hemoglobin S) disease presents for his regular clinic visit. He had 6 hospital admissions for pain over the past year. He also has avascular necrosis of the right hip. He takes daily hydroxyurea with hematologic changes indicative of compliance. He also takes morphine sustained release twice daily and morphine immediate release every 6 hours as needed for pain. He feels that more optimal pain control at home would help him reduce his number of hospital admissions in the upcoming year and improve his daily functioning at home...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220585/-it-takes-a-man-to-put-me-on-the-bottom-gay-men-s-experiences-of-masculinity-and-anal-intercourse
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James P Ravenhill, Richard O de Visser
In anal intercourse between gay men, men who are typically insertive ("tops") are often perceived as, and may identify as, more masculine than those who are typically receptive ("bottoms"). "Versatile" men, who may adopt either position, may be perceived as more gender balanced and may transcend the gender-role stereotypes associated with self-labeling as top or bottom. The aim of this study was to explore how gay men's beliefs about masculinity were associated with their beliefs about the gendered nature of sexual self-labels and their behavior in anal intercourse...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220364/an-attempt-to-interpret-a-biochemical-mechanism-of-c4-photosynthetic-thermo-tolerance-under-sudden-heat-shock-on-detached-leaf-in-elevated-co2-grown-maize
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Mingnan Qu, James A Bunce, Richard C Sicher, Xiaocen Zhu, Bo Gao, Genyun Chen
Detached leaves at top canopy structures always experience higher solar irradiance and leaf temperature under natural conditions. The ability of tolerance to high temperature represents thermotolerance potential of whole-plants, but was less of concern. In this study, we used a heat-tolerant (B76) and a heat-susceptible (B106) maize inbred line to assess the possible mitigation of sudden heat shock (SHS) effects on photosynthesis (PN) and C4 assimilation pathway by elevated [CO2]. Two maize lines were grown in field-based open top chambers (OTCs) at ambient and elevated (+180 ppm) [CO2]...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219248/-my-mother-told-me-that-i-should-not-a-qualitative-study-exploring-the-restrictions-placed-on-adolescent-girls-living-with-hiv-in-zambia
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Constance Rs Mackworth-Young, Virginia Bond, Alison Wringe, Katongo Konayuma, Sue Clay, Chipo Chiiya, Mutale Chonta, Kirsty Sievwright, Anne L Stangl
INTRODUCTION: Adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa are disproportionately affected by HIV due to a range of social and structural factors. As they transition to adulthood, they are recipients of increasing blame for HIV infection and 'improper' sex, as well as increasing scrutiny, restrictions and surveillance. This study used a qualitative and participatory approach to explore the messaging and restrictions imposed on adolescent girls living with HIV in Zambia. METHODS: Thirty-four in-depth interviews and four participatory workshops were carried out with 24 adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 years old living with HIV in Lusaka, Zambia...
December 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218723/how-do-our-values-inform-ethical-research-a-narrative-of-recognizing-colonizing-practices
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Peta Dzidic, Brian Bishop
How do you reconcile tensions between ethical research practice, personal values, and disciplinary values? This article focuses on an ethical challenge involving the engagement of rural Indigenous community members that emerged during my PhD fieldwork. The narrative illustrates the necessity to engage in critical reflexive research practice, a process which saw me respond to my own feelings of "wrong" and "right," contemplate a distinction between procedural ethics and virtue ethics in community-based research, explore colonizing research practices, and endeavor to reconcile an instance where the values of community psychology appeared in contest...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218455/the-primary-cilium-once-a-rudimentary-organelle-that-is-now-a-ubiquitous-sensory-cellular-structure-involved-in-many-pathological-disorders
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Denys N Wheatley
This article looks mostly at the steps that have led to the primary cilium finding its place in our understanding of cell biology, developmental biology, and medical syndromes due to its aberrations. It is a personal account that stresses, if nothing else, the value of the adage "stick to your guns". My obsession with this organelle, following on from fascination with the centriole, has led to a whole career devoted to determining the nature and role of primary cilia in basic cell biology, which has proved much more important than had been appreciated for almost a century...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217867/ruthenium-ii-and-iridium-iii-complexes-of-n-heterocyclic-carbene-and-pyridinol-derived-bidentate-chelates-synthesis-characterization-and-reactivity
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Deidra L Gerlach, Sopheavy Siek, Dalton B Burks, Jamie M Tesh, Courtney R Thompson, Robert M Vasquez, Nicholas J White, Matthias Zeller, Douglas B Grotjahn, Elizabeth T Papish
We report the synthesis and characterization of new ruthenium(II) and iridium(III) complexes of a new bidentate chelate, NHCR'-pyOR (OR = OMe, OtBu, OH and R' = Me, Et). Synthesis and characterization studies were done on the following compounds: four ligand precursors (1-4); two silver complexes of these NHCR'-pyOR ligands (5-7); six ruthenium complexes of the type [η6-(p-cymene)Ru(NHCR'-pyOR)Cl]X with R' = Me, Et and R = Me, tBu, H and X = OTf-, PF6- and PO2F2- (8-13); and two iridium complexes, [Cp*Ir(NHCMe-pyOtBu)Cl]PF6 (14) and [Cp*Ir(NHCMe-pyOH)Cl]PO2F2 (15)...
September 1, 2017: Inorganica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216764/quantifying-the-center-of-elbow-rotation-implications-for-medial-collateral-ligament-reconstruction
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Kraig S Graham, Sara Golla, Sebastian V Gehrmann, Robert A Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction of the elbow mandates precise characterization of where the centerline of elbow rotation projects onto the medial epicondyle (ME). A muscle-splitting approach allows the flexor-pronator muscles to remain attached to the ME and facilitates visualization of the MCL remnant, the sublime tubercle, and the ulnohumeral joint line. Knowledge of where the centerline of rotation intersects the ME relative to the ulnohumeral joint line may assist the surgeon during placement of the proximal drill hole...
December 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216757/assessing-challenges-in-low-income-families-to-inform-a-life-skills-based-obesity-intervention
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Nivedita Bhushan, Maihan Vu, Randall Teal, Jessica Carda-Auten, Dianne Ward, Temitope Erinosho
BACKGROUND: This article describes the formative research undertaken to explore challenges of low-income parents of 3-to 5-year-olds to inform a parent-focused life skills-based intervention to prevent obesity in preschool-aged children. METHOD: A total of 40 parents completed surveys, 30 parents participated in focus groups, and 5 community stakeholders participated in individual interviews. In each data mode, participants were asked to prioritize a list of challenges centered on parenting, family care, and self-care...
December 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216592/activated-carbon-thin-layer-placement-as-an-in-situ-mercury-remediation-tool-in-a-penobscot-river-salt-marsh
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Cynthia Gilmour, Tyler Bell, Ally Soren, Georgia Riedel, Gerhardt Riedel, Dianne Kopec, Drew Bodaly, Upal Ghosh
The efficacy of thin layer in situ soil amendments was tested as a potential tool for methylmercury (MeHg) risk mitigation in Penobscot River, ME, salt marsh. Salt marshes are sites of high MeHg accumulation within the Penobscot, and key targets for remediation. The study was a fully-crossed small plot study, with four treatments (activated carbon (AC), biochar, FeCl2, and lime) and unamended controls at two sites. Plots were monitored for two years. Porewater MeHg concentrations were the main endpoint, with impacts on sediment biogeochemistry as a secondary study goal...
December 4, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215911/weird-animals-sex-and-genome-evolution
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Jennifer A Marshall Graves
Making my career in Australia exposed me to the tyranny of distance, but it gave me opportunities to study our unique native fauna. Distantly related animal species present genetic variation that we can use to explore the most fundamental biological structures and processes. I have compared chromosomes and genomes of kangaroos and platypus, tiger snakes and emus, devils (Tasmanian) and dragons (lizards). I particularly love the challenges posed by sex chromosomes, which, apart from determining sex, provide stunning examples of epigenetic control and break all the evolutionary rules that we currently understand...
December 7, 2017: Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215835/-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-8-9-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-complications-in-patients-with-chd-before-and-after-myocardial-revascularization
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E V Shkorik, E V Markelova, A A Silaev, B I Geltser, A A Semenikhin, L N Fedjanina
There is still a great need for detection of biomarkers for early prediction and diagnosis of cardiovascular complications (CVC) in patients with CHD. Objective: To determine the role of MMP-1, 8, 9 in the risk of CCO in patients with CHD before and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods. The study included 75 patients with coronary heart disease before and after myocardial revascularization by CABG, including 40 men and 35 women aged from 45 to 74 years. Patients were divided into two groups: I group - 25 patients with CVC registered after CABG (acute myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, pulmonary thromboembolism Branch); II group - 50 patients with coronary heart disease without complications after myocardial revascularization...
April 2017: Patologicheskaia Fiziologiia i èksperimental'naia Terapiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215108/carbodiimides-as-catalysts-for-the-reduction-of-a-cadmium-hydride-complex
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D J Webb, C M Fitchett, M Lein, J R Fulton
A rare terminal cadmium hydride complex [(BDI)CdH] (BDI = [{N(2,6-iPr2C6H3)C(Me)}2CH]) has been synthesised from [(BDI)CdCl] and LiEt3BH. The hydride can be reduced to the cadmium(i) dimer, [(BDI)CdCd(BDI)] upon treatment with a catalytic amount of diisopropyl- or dicyclohexylcarbodiimide.
December 7, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214929/-for-me-pressure-at-school-is-the-most-relevant-in-my-life-empirical-based-implications-for-life-world-orientation-in-health-promotion-at-school
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Anna Lena Rademaker
"For me, Pressure at School is the Most Relevant in my Life" - Empirical Based Implications for Life World Orientation in Health Promotion at School School is a key system that supports all processes of adolescent development. Next to qualification, as one part of personality development, all developmental tasks of adolescence can take place within the school environment, through close interplay. This interplay both influences, and is influenced by young people's health which is essential to promote adolescent development and foster wellbeing in everyday life for young people...
December 2017: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
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