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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911329/comparison-of-model-based-indices-of%C3%A2-cerebral-autoregulation-and-vasomotor-reactivity-using-transcranial-doppler-versus-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in%C3%A2-patients-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment
#1
Vasilis Z Marmarelis, Dae C Shin, Takashi Tarumi, Rong Zhang
We recently introduced model-based "physiomarkers" of dynamic cerebral autoregulation and CO2 vasomotor reactivity as an aid for diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD) [1], where significant impairment of dynamic vasomotor reactivity (DVR) was observed in early-stage AD patients relative to age-matched controls. Milder impairment of DVR was shown in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using the same approach in a subsequent study [2]. The advocated approach utilizes subject-specific data-based models of cerebral hemodynamics to quantify the dynamic effects of resting-state changes in arterial blood pressure and end-tidal CO2 (the putative inputs) upon cerebral blood flow velocity (the putative output) measured at the middle cerebral artery via transcranial Doppler (TCD)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909972/can-we-estimate-short-and-intermediate-term-survival-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-metastatic-bone-disease
#2
Jonathan A Forsberg, Rikard Wedin, Patrick J Boland, John H Healey
BACKGROUND: Objective means of estimating survival can be used to guide surgical decision-making and to risk-stratify patients for clinical trials. Although a free, online tool ( www.pathfx.org ) can estimate 3- and 12-month survival, recent work, including a survey of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, indicated that estimates at 1 and 6 months after surgery also would be helpful. Longer estimates help justify the need for more durable and expensive reconstructive options, and very short estimates could help identify those who will not survive 1 month and should not undergo surgery...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908290/bile-acid-a-potential-inducer-of-colon-cancer-stem-cells
#3
Lulu Farhana, Pratima Nangia-Makker, Evan Arbit, Kathren Shango, Sarah Sarkar, Hamidah Mahmud, Timothy Hadden, Yingjie Yu, Adhip P N Majumdar
BACKGROUND: Although the unconjugated secondary bile acids, specifically deoxycholic acid (DCA) and lithocholic acid (LCA), are considered to be risk factors for colorectal cancer, the precise mechanism(s) by which they regulate carcinogenesis is poorly understood. We hypothesize that the cytotoxic bile acids may promote stemness in colonic epithelial cells leading to generation of cancer stem cells (CSCs) that play a role in the development and progression of colon cancer. METHODS: Normal human colonic epithelial cells (HCoEpiC) were used to study bile acid DCA/LCA-mediated induction of CSCs...
December 1, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904981/candida-guilliermondii-as-a-potential-biocatalyst-for-the-production-of-long-chain-%C3%AE-%C3%AF-dicarboxylic-acids
#4
Nicole Werner, Miriam Dreyer, Wenke Wagner, Nicolas Papon, Steffen Rupp, Susanne Zibek
OBJECTIVES: To explore Candida guilliermondii for the production of long-chain dicarboxylic acids (DCA), we performed metabolic pathway engineering aiming to prevent DCA consumption during β-oxidation, but also to increase its production via the ω-oxidation pathway. RESULTS: We identified the major β- and ω-oxidation pathway genes in C. guilliermondii and performed first steps in the strain improvement. A double pox disruption mutant was created that slowed growth with oleic acid but showed accelerated DCA degradation...
November 30, 2016: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898054/refined-experimental-annotation-reveals-conserved-corrinoid-autotrophy-in-chloroform-respiring-dehalobacter-isolates
#5
Po-Hsiang Wang, Shuiquan Tang, Kayla Nemr, Robert Flick, Jun Yan, Radhakrishnan Mahadevan, Alexander F Yakunin, Frank E Löffler, Elizabeth A Edwards
Two novel chlorinated alkane-respiring Dehalobacter restrictus strains CF and DCA were isolated from the same enrichment culture, ACT-3, and characterized. The closed genomes of these highly similar sister strains were previously assembled from metagenomic sequence data and annotated. The isolation of the strains enabled experimental verification of predicted annotations, particularly focusing on irregularities or predicted gaps in central metabolic pathways and cofactor biosynthesis. Similar to D. restrictus strain PER-K23, strains CF and DCA require arginine, histidine and threonine for growth, although the corresponding biosynthesis pathways are predicted to be functional...
November 29, 2016: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896226/use-of-the-directional-atherectomy-for-the-treatment-of-femoro-popliteal-lesions-in-patients-with-critical-lower-limb-ischemia
#6
Umberto Marcello Bracale, Gaetano Vitale, Guido Bajardi, Donatella Narese, Ettore Dinoto, Anna Maria Giribono, Doriana Ferrara, Luca Del Guercio, Massimo Midiri, Felice Pecoraro
: Femoro-popliteal PTA for the treatment of critical limb ischemia is frequently associated with unsatisfactory procedural success rates while directional atherectomy (DCA) has improved success rate since claudicant patients undergoing percutaneous treatment of femoro-popliteal obstructive disease. The aim of this prospective study is to evaluate the safety, efficacy and procedural success of DCA, at one year, in the percutaneous treatment of femoro-popliteal obstructive disease in patients with critical limb ischemia...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893660/salivary-lactate-dehydrogenase-and-aminotransferases-in-diabetic-patients
#7
Barbara Malicka, Katarzyna Skoskiewicz-Malinowska, Urszula Kaczmarek
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic diseases resulting from impaired insulin secretion and/or action. DM is characterized by hyperglycemia that can lead to the dysfunction or damage of organs, including the salivary glands.The aim of this study was to compare the levels of salivary lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in diabetic patients.The study was approved by the Bioethics Committee of Wroclaw Medical University (Poland). The study comprised 90 adults of both sexes, aged 21 to 57 years...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889277/evaluating-the-four-kallikrein-panel-of-the-4kscore-for-prediction-of-high-grade-prostate-cancer-in-men-in-the-canary-prostate-active-surveillance-study
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Daniel W Lin, Lisa F Newcomb, Marshall D Brown, Daniel D Sjoberg, Yan Dong, James D Brooks, Peter R Carroll, Matthew Cooperberg, Atreya Dash, William J Ellis, Michael Fabrizio, Martin E Gleave, Todd M Morgan, Peter S Nelson, Ian M Thompson, Andrew A Wagner, Yingye Zheng
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of Gleason 6 prostate cancer can leave uncertainty about the presence of undetected aggressive disease. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of a four kallikrein (4K) panel in predicting the presence of high-grade cancer in men on active surveillance. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Plasma collected before the first and subsequent surveillance biopsies was assessed for 718 men prospectively enrolled in the multi-institutional Canary PASS trial...
November 23, 2016: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888615/unconjugated-secondary-bile-acids-activate-the-unfolded-protein-response-and-induce-golgi-fragmentation-via-a-src-kinase-dependant-mechanism
#9
Ruchika Sharma, Francis Quilty, John F Gilmer, Aideen Long, Anne-Marie Byrne
Bile acids are components of gastro-duodenal refluxate and regarded as causative agents in oesophageal disease but the precise mechanisms are unknown. Here we demonstrate that a specific subset of physiological bile acids affect the protein secretory pathway by inducing ER stress, activating the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) and causing disassembly of the Golgi apparatus in oesophageal cells. Deoxycholic acid (DCA), Chemodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) and Lithocholic acid (LCA) activated the PERK arm of the UPR, via phosphorylation of eIF2α and up-regulation of ATF3, CHOP and BiP/GRP78...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886583/bioaugmentation-and-rhizosphere-assisted-biodegradation-as-strategies-for-optimization-of-the-dissipation-capacity-of-biobeds
#10
M Campos, C Perruchon, P A Karas, D Karavasilis, M C Diez, D G Karpouzas
Biobeds are on-farm biodepuration systems whose efficiency rely on their high pesticide biodegradation capacity. We evaluated two optimization strategies, bioaugmentation and/or rhizosphere-assisted biodegradation, to maximize the dissipation capacity of biobeds. Iprodione was used as a model pesticide. Its dissipation and metabolism was determined in a biobed packing material inoculated with an iprodione-degrading Arthrobacter strain C1 (bioaugmentation, treatments B+C1) and/or seeded with ryegrass (rhizosphere-assisted biodegradation, treatments B+P)...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874079/crosstalk-among-proteome-acetylome-and-succinylome-in-colon-cancer-hct116-cell-treated-with-sodium-dichloroacetate
#11
Danxi Zhu, Lidan Hou, Bin Hu, Hang Zhao, Jie Sun, Jianhua Wang, Xiangjun Meng
Protein lysine acetylation and succinylation play important regulatory roles in cells, both of which or each other has a close relationship. Dichloroacetate (DCA), a well-known pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK) inhibitor, has the potential to be used as anti-cancer drugs for several tumors including colorectal cancer. However, little is known about the potential mechanism of DCA-based cancer therapy by protein posttranslational modifications (PTM) including global proteome, acetylome and succinylome. Here the combinations with stable isotope labeling (SILAC), antibody affinity enrichment and high resolution LC-MS/MS analysis were performed in human colon cancer HCT116 cells...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871908/acetylated-deoxycholic-dca-and-cholic-ca-acids-are-potent-ligands-of-pregnane-x-pxr-receptor
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Alejandro Carazo, Lucie Hyrsova, Jan Dusek, Hana Chodounska, Alzbeta Horvatova, Karel Berka, Vaclav Bazgier, Hongying Gan-Schreier, Waleé Chamulitrat, Eva Kudova, Petr Pavek
The Pregnane X (PXR), Vitamin D (VDR) and Farnesoid X (FXR) nuclear receptors have been shown to be receptors of bile acids controlling their detoxification or synthesis. Chenodeoxycholic (CDCA) and lithocholic (LCA) acids are ligands of FXR and VDR, respectively, whereas 3-keto and acetylated derivates of LCA have been described as ligands for all three receptors. In this study, we hypothesized that oxidation or acetylation at position 3, 7 and 12 of bile acids DCA (deoxycholic acid), LCA, CA (cholic acid), and CDCA by detoxification enzymes or microbiome may have an effect on the interactions with bile acid nuclear receptors...
November 18, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871290/heterozygous-connexin-50-mutation-affects-metabolic-syndrome-attributes-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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Ondřej Šeda, Drahomíra Křenová, Olena Oliyarnyk, Lucie Šedová, Michaela Krupková, František Liška, Blanka Chylíková, Ludmila Kazdová, Vladimír Křen
BACKGROUND: Several members of connexin family of transmembrane proteins were previously implicated in distinct metabolic conditions. In this study we aimed to determine the effects of complete and heterozygous form of connexin50 gene (Gja8) mutation L7Q on metabolic profile and oxidative stress parameters in spontaneously hypertensive inbred rat strain (SHR). METHODS: Adult, standard chow-fed male rats of SHR, heterozygous SHR-Dca+/- and SHR-Dca-/- coisogenic strains were used...
November 21, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862827/comparison-of-radiation-exposure-during-transradial-diagnostic-coronary-angiography-with-single-or-multi-catheters-approach
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Guillaume Plourde, Eltigani Abdelaal, Jimmy MacHaalany, Goran Rimac, Yann Poirier, Jean Arsenault, Olivier Costerousse, Olivier F Bertrand
OBJECTIVE: To compare radiation exposure during transradial diagnostic coronary angiography (DCA) using standard single- or multi-catheters with different shapes. BACKGROUND: Transradial DCA can be performed using single- or multi-catheters to canulate left and right coronary ostia. To date, it remains unknown whether there are differences in radiation exposure between the two strategies. METHODS: From November 2012 to June 2014, 3,410 consecutive patients who underwent transradial DCA were recruited...
November 10, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825220/direct-coevolutionary-couplings-reflect-biophysical-residue-interactions-in-proteins
#15
Alice Coucke, Guido Uguzzoni, Francesco Oteri, Simona Cocco, Remi Monasson, Martin Weigt
Coevolution of residues in contact imposes strong statistical constraints on the sequence variability between homologous proteins. Direct-Coupling Analysis (DCA), a global statistical inference method, successfully models this variability across homologous protein families to infer structural information about proteins. For each residue pair, DCA infers 21 × 21 matrices describing the coevolutionary coupling for each pair of amino acids (or gaps). To achieve the residue-residue contact prediction, these matrices are mapped onto simple scalar parameters; the full information they contain gets lost...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806355/effects-of-lowering-dialysate-calcium-concentration-on-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-aortic-stiffness-in-patients-undergoing-maintenance-hemodialysis-a-prospective-study
#16
Zhangxiu He, Lei Cui, Chunyuan Ma, Hong Yan, Tanyong Ma, Lirong Hao
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The study aimed to prospectively evaluate the effects of lowering the dialysate calcium concentration (DCa) to 1.25 mmol/l on Chinese patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), which are largely unknown to date. METHODS: A singer-center, prospective, randomized trial was conducted for 2 years. The DCa in one group was decreased from 1.5 to 1.25 mmol/l but there was no change in the other group. The clinical outcomes, biochemical parameters, medicine treatments and markers of vascular change were compared among the 2 groups at different time intervals...
November 2, 2016: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803917/long-term-stabilization-of-stage-4-colon-cancer-using-sodium-dichloroacetate-therapy
#17
Akbar Khan, Douglas Andrews, Anneke C Blackburn
Oral dichloroacetate sodium (DCA) has been investigated as a novel metabolic therapy for various cancers since 2007, based on data from Bonnet et al that DCA can trigger apoptosis of human lung, breast and brain cancer cells. Response to therapy in human studies is measured by standard RECIST definitions, which define "response" by the degree of tumour reduction, or tumour disappearance on imaging. However, Blackburn et al have demonstrated that DCA can also act as a cytostatic agent in vitro and in vivo, without causing apoptosis (programmed cell death)...
October 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788452/effects-of-alkylphenols-on-the-biotransformation-of-diuron-and-enzymes-involved-in-the-synthesis-and-clearance-of-sex-steroids-in-juvenile-male-tilapia-oreochromus-mossambica
#18
Andréia A Felício, Jordan Crago, Lindley A Maryoung, Eduardo A Almeida, Daniel Schlenk
Previous studies using in vivo bioassay guided fractionation indicated that the herbicide diuron (3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethylurea) and alkylphenol (AP)-containing surfactants were detected in fractions of extracts that induced the estrogenic biomarker, vitellogenin in fish exposed to surface water extracts from the United States. However, when the compounds were evaluated individually using in vivo estrogenic assays or in vitro estrogen receptor assays, estrogenic activity was not observed. Since APs have been shown to alter activity and content of cytochrome P450s (CYP) which convert diuron to potential estrogenic metabolites, the hepatic biotransformation of diuron was measured with and without a 7day pretreatment of p-Octylphenol (OP) and p-Nonylphenol (NP) at low (OP 13ng/L+NP 91ng/L), and high concentrations (OP 65ng/L+NP 455ng/L) in juvenile male Nile tilapia (Oreochromus niloticus)...
October 22, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787998/influence-of-temperature-on-the-thyroidogenic-effects-of-diuron-and-its-metabolite-3-4-dca-in-tadpoles-of-the-american-bullfrog-lithobates-catesbeianus
#19
Juliane S Freitas, Allison Justine Kupsco, Graciel Diamante, Andreia Arantes Felicio, Eduardo Alves de Almeida, Daniel Schlenk
Temperature is a key variable affecting the timing of amphibian metamorphosis from tadpoles to tetrapods through the action of thyroid hormones (TH). Thyroid function can be impaired by environmental contaminants as well as temperature. Tadpoles can experience large temperature fluctuations in their habitats and many species are distributed in areas that may be impacted by agriculture. Diuron is a widely used herbicide detected in freshwater ecosystems and may impact endocrine function in aquatic organisms...
October 27, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785718/detection-of-genotoxic-effects-of-drinking-water-disinfection-by-products-using-vicia-faba-bioassay
#20
Yu Hu, Li Tan, Shao-Hui Zhang, Yu-Ting Zuo, Xue Han, Na Liu, Wen-Qing Lu, Ai-Lin Liu
Plant-based bioassays have gained wide use among the toxicological and/or ecotoxicological assessment procedures because of their simplicity, sensitivity, low cost, and reliability. The present study describes the use of Vicia faba (V. faba) micronucleus (MN) test and V. faba comet assay in the evaluation of the genotoxic potential of disinfection by-products (DBPs) commonly found in chlorine-disinfected drinking water. Five haloacetic acids and three halogenated acetonitriles were chosen as representatives of DBPs in this study because they are of potentially great public health risk...
October 26, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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