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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232161/characterization-of-novel-missense-variants-of-serpina1-gene-causing-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Nerea Matamala, Beatriz Lara, Gema Gomez-Mariano, Selene Martínez, Diana Retana, Taiomara Fernandez, Ramona Angeles Silvestre, Irene Belmonte, Francisco Rodriguez-Frias, Marçal Vilar, Raquel Sáez, Igor Iturbe, Silvia Castillo, María Molina-Molina, Anna Texido, Gema Tirado-Conde, Jose Luis Lopez-Campos, Manuel Posada, Ignacio Blanco, Sabina Janciauskiene, Beatriz Martinez-Delgado
SERPINA1 gene is highly polymorphic, with more than one hundred variants described in databases. The SERPINA1 encodes alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) protein, and the severe deficiency of AAT is a major contributor to pulmonary emphysema and liver diseases. We report seven new variants in Spanish patients with AAT deficiency. All variants involved amino acid substitutions in different exons: PiSDonosti (S+Ser14Phe), PiTijarafe (Ile50Asn), PiSevilla (Ala58Asp), PiCadiz (Glu151Lys), PiTarragona (Phe227Cys), PiPuerto Real (Thr249Ala) and PiValencia (Lys328Glu)...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225784/diagnosing-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-the-first-step-in-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Craig P Hersh
Severe alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is one of the most common serious genetic diseases in adults of European descent. Individuals with AAT deficiency have a greatly increased risk for emphysema and liver disease. Other manifestations include bronchiectasis, necrotizing panniculitis and granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Despite the frequency and potential severity, AAT deficiency remains under-recognized, and there is often a delay in diagnosis. This review will focus on three recent updates that should serve to encourage testing and diagnosis of AAT deficiency: first, the publication of a randomized clinical trial demonstrating the efficacy of intravenous augmentation therapy in slowing the progression of emphysema in AAT deficiency; second, the mounting evidence showing an increased risk of lung disease in heterozygous PI MZ genotype carriers; last, the recent publication of a clinical practice guideline, outlining diagnosis and management...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206641/comparison-of-exercise-training-responses-in-copd-patients-with-and-without-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Inga Jarosch, Wolfgang Hitzl, Andreas Rembert Koczulla, Marion Wencker, Tobias Welte, Rainer Gloeckl, Sabina Janciauskiene, Klaus Kenn
BACKGROUND: The benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) on fatigue-resistant skeletal muscle fibre type I have been found to be smaller in COPD patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) than in those without AATD. Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) augmentation therapy was suggested as a potential factor of influence. Whether this finding mirrors different improvements in 6-min walk distance (6MWD) between both groups remains unknown. METHODS: 140 patients with AATD-related COPD (phenotype PiZZ, FEV1: 31 ± 8%pred...
September 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195086/postmortem-mri-and-histology-demonstrate-differential-iron-accumulation-and-cortical-myelin-organization-in-early-and-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
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Marjolein Bulk, Walid M Abdelmoula, Rob J A Nabuurs, Linda M van der Graaf, Coen W H Mulders, Aat A Mulder, Carolina R Jost, Abraham J Koster, Mark A van Buchem, Remco Natté, Jouke Dijkstra, Louise van der Weerd
Previous MRI studies reported cortical iron accumulation in early-onset (EOAD) compared to late-onset (LOAD) Alzheimer disease patients. However, the pattern and origin of iron accumulation is poorly understood. This study investigated the histopathological correlates of MRI contrast in both EOAD and LOAD. T2*-weighted MRI was performed on postmortem frontal cortex of controls, EOAD, and LOAD. Images were ordinally scored using predefined criteria followed by histology. Nonlinear histology-MRI registration was used to calculate pixel-wise spatial correlations based on the signal intensity...
October 28, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188755/approach-and-avoidance-tendencies-toward-picture-stimuli-of-pre-pubescent-children-and-adults-an-investigation-in-pedophilic-and-nonpedophilic-samples
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K Weidacker, C Kärgel, C Massau, S Weiß, J Kneer, T H C Krueger, B Schiffer
The presence of pedophilic sexual interests is considered of high importance for predicting recidivism among individuals who have committed sexual offenses. However, objective and valid assessment methods that are robust against confounding issues such as cognitive capacity and manipulation are sparse. We applied the Approach-Avoidance Task (AAT) for detecting sexual interests in 38 pedophilic men (18 primarily attracted to boys) and 27 male nonpedophilic (11 gay) participants. The AAT relies on automatic approach and avoidance tendencies, independent of cognitive abilities such as memory capacity and intelligence...
March 1, 2017: Sexual Abuse: a Journal of Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178951/african-animal-trypanosomiasis-as-a-constraint-to-livestock-health-and-production-in-karamoja-region-a-detailed-qualitative-and-quantitative-assessment
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Dennis Muhanguzi, Albert Mugenyi, Godfrey Bigirwa, Maureen Kamusiime, Ann Kitibwa, Grace Gloria Akurut, Sylvester Ochwo, Wilson Amanyire, Samuel George Okech, Jan Hattendorf, Robert Tweyongyere
BACKGROUND: Nagana (African Animal Trypanosomiasis-AAT) and tick-borne diseases (TBDs) constrain livestock production in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa. To this realisation, Uganda government set up an African trypanosomiasis (AT) control unit, which among other activities generates national tsetse control priority maps using apparent tsetse density data. Such maps underestimate mechanically transmitted AAT and thus ought to be refined using actual AT prevalence data. We therefore set out to generate up-to-date cattle and donkey trypanosomiasis prevalence data as well as find out the constraints to livestock production in Karamoja region in a bid to re-define AT control priority in this region...
November 25, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169674/identification-of-a-4-fluorobenzyl-l-valinate-amide-benzoxaborole-an11736-as-a-potential-development-candidate-for-the-treatment-of-animal-african-trypanosomiasis-aat
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Tsutomu Akama, Yong-Kang Zhang, Yvonne R Freund, Pamela Berry, Joanne Lee, Eric E Easom, Robert T Jacobs, Jacob J Plattner, Michael J Witty, Rosemary Peter, Tim G Rowan, Kirsten Gillingwater, Reto Brun, Bakela Nare, Luke Mercer, Musheng Xu, Jiangong Wang, Hao Liang
Novel l-valinate amide benzoxaboroles and analogues were designed and synthesized for a structure-activity-relationship (SAR) investigation to optimize the growth inhibitory activity against Trypanosoma congolense (T. congolense) and Trypanosoma vivax (T. vivax) parasites. The study identified 4-fluorobenzyl (1-hydroxy-7-methyl-1,3-dihydrobenzo[c][1,2]oxaborole-6-carbonyl)-l-valinate (5, AN11736), which showed IC50 values of 0.15 nM against T. congolense and 1.3 nM against T. vivax, and demonstrated 100% efficacy with a single dose of 10 mg/kg against both T...
November 20, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163550/evaluation-of-alpha-1-antitrypsin-levels-and-serpina1-gene-polymorphisms-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Magda Oliveira Seixas Carvalho, André Luís Carvalho Santos Souza, Mauricio Batista Carvalho, Ana Paula Almeida Souza Pacheco, Larissa Carneiro Rocha, Valma Maria Lopes do Nascimento, Camylla Vilas Boas Figueiredo, Caroline Conceição Guarda, Rayra Pereira Santiago, Adekunle Adekile, Marilda de Souza Goncalves
Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is an inhibitor of neutrophil elastase and a member of the serine proteinase inhibitor (serpin) superfamily, and little is known about its activity in sickle cell disease (SCD). We hypothesize that AAT may undergo changes in SCD because of the high oxidative stress and inflammation associated with the disease. We have found high AAT levels in SCD patients compared to controls, while mutant genotypes of SERPINA1 gene had decreased AAT levels, in both groups. AAT showed negative correlation with red blood cells, hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, urea, creatinine, and albumin and was positively correlated with mean corpuscular Hb concentration, white blood cells, neutrophils, Hb S, bilirubin, lactate dehydrogenase, ferritin, and C-reactive protein...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155830/molecular-characterization-of-tsetse-s-proboscis-and-its-response-to-trypanosoma-congolense-infection
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Erick O Awuoche, Brian L Weiss, Aurélien Vigneron, Paul O Mireji, Emre Aksoy, Benson Nyambega, Geoffrey M Attardo, Yineng Wu, Michelle O'Neill, Grace Murilla, Serap Aksoy
Tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) transmit parasitic African trypanosomes (Trypanosoma spp.), including Trypanosoma congolense, which causes animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT). AAT detrimentally affects agricultural activities in sub-Saharan Africa and has negative impacts on the livelihood and nutrient availability for the affected communities. After tsetse ingests an infectious blood meal, T. congolense sequentially colonizes the fly's gut and proboscis (PB) organs before being transmitted to new mammalian hosts during subsequent feedings...
November 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155349/endogenous-sulfur-dioxide-regulates-hippocampal-neuron-apoptosis-in-developing-epileptic-rats-and-is-associated-with-the-perk-signaling-pathway
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Manman Niu, Ying Han, Qinrui Li, Jing Zhang
Epilepsy is among the most common neurological diseases in children. Recurrent seizures can result in hippocampal damage and seriously impair learning and memory functions in children. However, the mechanisms underlying epilepsy-related brain injury are unclear. Neuronal apoptosis is among the most common neuropathological manifestations of brain injury. Endogenous sulfur dioxide (SO2) has been shown to be involved in seizures and related neuron apoptosis. However, the role of endogenous SO2 in epilepsy remains unclear...
November 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143354/synthesis-and-biological-properties-of-radiohalogenated-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-disubstituted-amino-acids-for-pet-and-spect-imaging-of-amino-acid-transporters-aats
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Mark M Goodman, Weiping Yu, Nashwa Jarkas
Fluorine-18 and iodine-123 labeled non-natural alicyclic and methyl branched disubstituted α,α-amino acids are a diverse and useful class of tumor imaging agents suitable for positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). These tracers target the increased expression of the cell membrane amino acid transporter systems L, ASC and A exhibited by many human tumor cells. The most established clinical use for these radiolabeled amino acids is imaging primary and recurrent gliomas, and primary, recurrent and metastatic prostate cancer...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142826/microbial-synthesis-of-a-branched-chain-ester-platform-from-organic-waste-carboxylates
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Donovan S Layton, Cong T Trinh
Processing of lignocellulosic biomass or organic wastes produces a plethora of chemicals such as short, linear carboxylic acids, known as carboxylates, derived from anaerobic digestion. While these carboxylates have low values and are inhibitory to microbes during fermentation, they can be biologically upgraded to high-value products. In this study, we expanded our general framework for biological upgrading of carboxylates to branched-chain esters by using three highly active alcohol acyltransferases (AATs) for alcohol and acyl CoA condensation and modulating the alcohol moiety from ethanol to isobutanol in the modular chassis cell...
December 2016: Metabolic Engineering Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137680/correction-to-development-of-molecular-confirmation-tools-for-swift-and-easy-rabies-diagnostics
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Kore Schlottau, Conrad M Freuling, Thomas Müller, Martin Beer, Bernd Hoffmann
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that an incorrect genetic sequence has been cited. On page 4, paragraph 1 the following sequence is cited "ATG GAT GCC GAC AAG ATT GTM TTY AAA GTY AAT A 3". This is an error and the correct sequence should be "GGG GGC TTT YCC TAG GGT KAT ACW GGG CTT T 3".
November 14, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134701/overexpression-of-a-newly-identified-d-amino-acid-transaminase-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis-complements-glutamate-racemase-deletion
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Roman Mortuza, Htin Lin Aung, George Taiaroa, Helen K Opel-Reading, Torsten Kleffmann, Gregory M Cook, Kurt L Krause
Glutamate racemase (MurI) has been proposed as a target for anti-tuberculosis drug development based on the inability of ΔmurI mutants of Mycobacterium smegmatis to grow in the absence of d-glutamate. In this communication, we identify ΔmurI suppressor mutants that are detected during prolonged incubation. Whole genome sequencing of these ΔmurI suppressor mutants identified the presence of a SNP, located in the promoter region of MSMEG_5795. RT-qPCR and transcriptional fusion analyses revealed that the ΔmurI suppressor mutant overexpressed MSMEG_5795 14-fold compared to the isogenic wild-type...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108530/battle-of-plates-a-pilot-study-of-an-approach-avoidance-training-for-overweight-children-and-adolescents
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Petra Warschburger, Michaela Gmeiner, Marisa Morawietz, Mike Rinck
OBJECTIVE: Approach-avoidance training (AAT) is a promising approach in obesity treatment. The present study examines whether an AAT is feasible and able to influence approach tendencies in children and adolescents, comparing implicit and explicit training approaches. Design/Setting/Subjects Fifty-nine overweight children and adolescents (aged 8-16 years; twenty-six boys) participated in an AAT for food cues, learning to reject snack items and approach vegetable items. Reaction times in the AAT and an implicit association test (IAT) were assessed pre- and post-intervention...
November 7, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104194/-efficacy-of-transdermal-patch-of-bisoprolol-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-after-open-heart-surgery
#16
Kenji Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Yamada, Mamoru Hamuro, Masahide Kawatou, Sakae Enomoto
2014 American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) guidelines recommend beta blocker for prevention and management of perioperative atrial fibrillation and flutter for thoracic surgical procedures. In recent years, transdermal patch of bisoprolol (TDPB) has become available in Japan. We examined the efficacy of TDPB for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) after open heart surgery. Among 289 patients who had undergone open heart surgery in our hospital from December 2013 to April 2016, 48(16.6%)patients, for whom TDPB was used for PAF, were analyzed retrospectively...
November 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100526/serological-tests-for-gambiense-human-african-trypanosomiasis-detect-antibodies-in-cattle
#17
Enock Matovu, Annah Kitibwa, Albert Picado, Sylvain Biéler, Paul R Bessell, Joseph Mathu Ndung'u
BACKGROUND: Serological tests for gambiense human African trypanosomiasis (gHAT) detect antibodies to antigens on the cell surface of bloodstream trypanosomes. As trypanosomes that cause animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT) also express related antigens, we have evaluated two rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) on cattle in trypanosomiasis endemic and non-endemic regions, to determine whether gHAT serological tests could also be used to screen for AAT. METHODS: Two RDTs, 1G RDT, made with native antigens, and p2G RDT, made with recombinant antigens, were tested on 121 cattle in a trypanosomiasis-free region, and on 312 cattle from a rhodesiense HAT and AAT endemic region...
November 3, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096562/alpha-1-antitrypsin-ameliorates-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-in-rats-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-responses-and-apoptosis
#18
He Zhu, Jianshuai He, Jia Liu, Xin Zhang, Fengyun Yang, Pingting Liu, Shilei Wang
Mechanical ventilation is extensively used to treat patients with lung injury but may result in ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). The present study investigated the protective effect of alpha 1-antitrypsin (AAT) on VILI. Adult male rats were subjected to sham, ventilation + saline, or ventilation + AAT treatment and lung injuries were evaluated. Peripheral blood and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were obtained to assess systemic and local inflammatory responses, respectively. Mechanical ventilation resulted in lung injury, as evidenced by histological abnormalities as well as elevations in PaO2/FiO2 ratio, the wet-to-dry weight ratio, and the BALF level of proteins...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090095/case-finding-for-alpha1-antitrypsin-deficiency-in-kazakh-patients-with-copd
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Ardak Zhumagaliyeva, Stefania Ottaviani, Timm Greulich, Marina Gorrini, Claus Vogelmeier, Ludmila Karazhanova, Gulmira Nurgazina, Annalisa DeSilvestri, Victor Kotke, Valentina Barzon, Michele Zorzetto, Angelo Corsico, Ilaria Ferrarotti
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is an under-diagnosed condition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to screen for AATD in Kazakh patients with COPD using dried blood spot specimens. METHODS: The alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) concentration was determined by nephelometry, PCR was used to detect PiS and PiZ alleles; and isoelectric focusing was used to confirm questionable genotype results and detect rare AAT variants...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089875/hit-or-run-exploring-aggressive-and-avoidant-reactions-to-interpersonal-provocation-using-a-novel-fight-or-escape-paradigm-foe
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Frederike Beyer, Macià Buades-Rotger, Marie Claes, Ulrike M Krämer
Interpersonal provocation presents an approach-avoidance conflict to the provoked person: responding aggressively might yield the joy of retribution, whereas withdrawal can provide safety. Experimental aggression studies typically measure only retaliation intensity, neglecting whether individuals want to confront the provocateur at all. To overcome this shortcoming of previous measures, we developed and validated the Fight-or-Escape paradigm (FOE). The FOE is a competitive reaction time (RT) task in which the winner can choose the volume of a sound blast to be directed at his/her opponent...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
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