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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151080/changes-in-u937-cell-viability-induced-by-stress-factors-possible-role-of-calmodulin
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K K Wojcik-Piotrowicz, J Kaszuba-Zwoinska, E Rokita, B Nowak, P Thor
Current studies were aimed to elucidate influence of magnetic field (MF) stimulation on cell viability and its effect on expression of calmodulin (CaM) and Hsp70 protein which plays a role of cell stress indicator and is a Ca(2+)-dependent CaM-binding protein. For the experimental model we have chosen U937 cell line exposed to chemical- and/or physical stress factors. Puromycin (PMC) was used as a chemical apoptosis inducer. Alternating (AC) (6.5rms mT, 35 Hz) magnetic field combined with 6 mT static (DC) component, or pulsed electromagnetic field (45 ± 5)mT, 50 Hz (PEMF) acted as physical stressors...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149412/the-translationally-controlled-tumor-protein-and-the-cellular-response-to-ionizing-radiation-induced-dna-damage
#2
Jie Zhang, Grace Shim, Sonia M de Toledo, Edouard I Azzam
The absorption of ionizing radiation by living cells can directly disrupt atomic structures, producing chemical and biological changes. It can also act indirectly through radiolysis of water, thereby generating reactive chemical species that may damage nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids. Together, the direct and indirect effects of radiation initiate a series of biochemical and molecular signaling events that may repair the damage or culminate in permanent physiological changes or cell death. In efforts to gain insight into the mechanisms underlying these effects, we observed a prominent upregulation of the Translationally Controlled Tumor Protein (TCTP) in low dose/low dose rate (137)Cs γ-irradiated cells that was associated with adaptive responses that reduced chromosomal damage to a level lower than what occurs spontaneously...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149148/current-impact-and-application-of-abuse-deterrent-opioid-formulations-in-clinical-practice
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Ya-Han Lee, Daniel L Brown, Hsiang-Yin Chen
BACKGROUND: Abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) represent one novel strategy for curbing the potential of opioid abuse. OBJECTIVE: We aim to compare and contrast the characteristics and applications of current abuse-deterrent opioid products in clinical practice. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted in databases (Pubmed Medline, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Google Scholar) and official reports. Relevant data were screened and organized into: 1) epidemiology of opioid abuse, 2) mitigation strategies for reducing opioid abuse, 3) development of ADFs, and 4) clinical experience with these formulations...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148087/an-agent-based-model-of-evolving-community-flood-risk
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Gina L Tonn, Seth D Guikema
Although individual behavior plays a major role in community flood risk, traditional flood risk models generally do not capture information on how community policies and individual decisions impact the evolution of flood risk over time. The purpose of this study is to improve the understanding of the temporal aspects of flood risk through a combined analysis of the behavioral, engineering, and physical hazard aspects of flood risk. Additionally, the study aims to develop a new modeling approach for integrating behavior, policy, flood hazards, and engineering interventions...
November 17, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148020/effect-of-different-types-of-disinfection-solution-and-aging-on-the-hardness-and-colour-stability-of-maxillofacial-silicone-elastomers
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Pinar Cevik, Arzu Z Yildirim-Bicer
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the effect of aging and different disinfecting agents on the physical properties of pigmented maxillofacial silicones may help eliminate the current uncertainty as to the best follow-up suggestions for the patients treated with silicone prostheses. METHODS: One hundred fifty specimens (14 × 2 mm) were evaluated for colour and 75 specimens (30 × 10 mm) for hardness (total, 225 specimens). Five specimens were used for hardness testing in each disinfecting solution while 10 silicone specimens were used for colour evaluation...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147559/factors-affecting-the-physical-stability-aggregation-of-peptide-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Karolina L Zapadka, Frederik J Becher, A L Gomes Dos Santos, Sophie E Jackson
The number of biological therapeutic agents in the clinic and development pipeline has increased dramatically over the last decade and the number will undoubtedly continue to increase in the coming years. Despite this fact, there are considerable challenges in the development, production and formulation of such biologics particularly with respect to their physical stabilities. There are many cases where self-association to form either amorphous aggregates or highly structured fibrillar species limits their use...
December 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145285/degeneration-of-paramedian-nuclei-in-the-thalamus-induces-holmes-tremor-in-a-case-of-artery-of-percheron-infarction
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Tz-Shiang Wei, Chun-Sheng Hsu, Yu-Chun Lee, Shin-Tsu Chang
RATIONALE: Holmes' tremor is an uncommon neurologic disorder following brain insults, and its pathogenesis is undefined. The interruption of the dento-rubro-thalamic tract and secondary deterioration of the nigrostriatal pathway are both required to initiate Holmes' tremor. We used nuclear medicine imaging tools to analyze a patient with concurrent infarction in different zones of each side of the thalamus. Finding whether the paramedian nuclear groups of the thalamus were injured was a decisive element for developing Holmes' tremor...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145211/patient-reported-outcome-results-from-the-open-label-randomized-phase-iii-select-bc-trial-evaluating-first-line-s-1-therapy-for-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Takuya Kawahara, Kojiro Shimozuma, Takeru Shiroiwa, Yasuhiro Hagiwara, Yukari Uemura, Takanori Watanabe, Naruto Taira, Takashi Fukuda, Yasuo Ohashi, Hirofumi Mukai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of S-1, an orally administered 5-FU agent, versus taxane on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in the SELECT BC trial. METHODS: Patients with HER2-negative and endocrine treatment-resistant breast cancer with metastasis or recurrence after surgery were randomly assigned to receive first-line taxane or S-1. PROs (secondary endpoint) were assessed using the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) and Patient Neurotoxicity Questionnaire (PNQ) at baseline and at 3, 6, and 12 months...
November 17, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143933/long-term-effectiveness-of-tocilizumab-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-stratified-by-number-of-previous-treatment-failures-with-biologic-agents-results-from-the-german-rabbit-cohort
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Lisa Baganz, Adrian Richter, Jörn Kekow, Arnold Bussmann, Andreas Krause, Carsten Stille, Joachim Listing, Angela Zink, Anja Strangfeld
In Germany, Tocilizumab (TCZ) is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis both in biologic-naïve patients and those with previous failures of biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs). The long-term effectiveness and retention rates of TCZ in patients with different numbers of prior bDMARD failures has rarely been investigated. We included 885 RA patients in the analyses, enrolled with the start of TCZ between 2009 and 2015 in the German biologics register RABBIT. Patients were stratified according to prior bDMARD failures: no prior bDMARD or 1, 2 or ≥ 3 bDMARD failures...
November 16, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143230/the-efficacy-of-biologic-therapy-for-the-management-of-palmoplantar-psoriasis-and-palmoplantar-pustulosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Isabelle M Sanchez, Eric Sorenson, Ethan Levin, Wilson Liao
INTRODUCTION: Palmoplantar psoriasis (PP) and palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) are diseases affecting the hands and/or feet that can cause marked physical discomfort and functional disability. The tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists adalimumab, etanercept, and infliximab, the interleukin (IL)-17A inhibitors ixekizumab and secukinumab, and the IL-23 or IL-12/IL-23 inhibitors guselkumab and ustekinumab have been well studied for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Less is known about the efficacy and safety of these agents for the treatment of PP (hyperkeratotic and pustular forms) and PPP...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142312/understanding-the-anticorrosive-protective-mechanisms-of-modified-epoxy-coatings-with-improved-barrier-active-and-self-healing-functionalities-eis-and-spectroscopic-techniques
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Demian I Njoku, Miaomiao Cui, Haigang Xiao, Baihui Shang, Ying Li
The present investigation adopted long-term in-situ electrochemical and spectroscopic approaches to study the combined active, self-healing and passive protective mechanisms of a new class of innovative anti-corrosive coatings based on epoxy doped with clay nanotubes impregnated with active species for the protection of carbon steel in 3.5% NaCl solution. The suitability of the as-received clay nanotubes to encapsulate the active agents was confirmed by different spectroscopic measurements. Tube end stopper with Ferric ion and polymer encapsulation with chitosan cross-linked with glutaraldehyde were adopted to tunnel the release of the active agents loaded into the nanotubes...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141637/molecules-produced-by-probiotics-prevent-enteric-colibacillosis-in-pigs
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Ricardo Nordeste, Akalate Tessema, Sapana Sharma, Zlatko Kovač, Chuan Wang, Rocio Morales, Mansel William Griffiths
BACKGROUND: With the advent of antimicrobial resistance in animal pathogens, novel methods to combat infectious diseases are being sought. Among these, probiotics have been proposed as a means of promoting animal health but problems with their use has been reported. Research has demonstrated that bioactive molecules produced during the growth of certain probiotics interfere with bacterial cell-to-cell communication, which consequently results in an attenuation of virulence in a number of pathogens, including E...
November 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139323/jaboticaba-plinia-peruviana-extract-nanoemulsions-development-stability-and-in-vitro-antioxidant-activity
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Letícia Mazzarino, Heloísa da Silva Pitz, Ana Paula Lorenzen Voytena, Adriana Carla Dias Trevisan, Rosa Maria Ribeiro-Do-Valle, Marcelo Maraschin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to develop and characterize nanoemulsions containing jaboticaba extract (Plinia peruviana) aiming pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. METHODS: Nanoemulsions were prepared by high-pressure homogenization method using different concentrations of components (oil, surfactant, and extract) and homogenization pressures, in order to optimize the preparation conditions. Both unloaded and extract-loaded nanoemulsions were characterized according their size, polydispersity, zeta potential, pH, morphology, and physical stability...
November 15, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136768/lipoxin-a4-protects-against-spinal-cord-injury-via-regulating-akt-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-heme-oxygenase-1-signaling
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Tan Lu, Xuejian Wu, Na Wei, Xiaotan Liu, Yingfeng Zhou, Chunfeng Shang, Yongzhuang Duan, Yuzhen Dong
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating physical trauma worldwide. The mechanisms of SCI are still not clear and the effective treatment is limited. Lipoxin A4 (LXA4) possesses anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. The present study was designed to further evaluate the molecular mechanisms of LXA4-induced protective effects in a rat model of SCI. We found that LXA4 increased Basso, Beattie and Bresnahan (BBB) scores, increased mechanical paw withdrawal threshold (PWT) and paw withdrawal latency (PWL) to a radiant heat, reduced the lesion volume, decreased Bax mRNA expression and increased Bcl-2 expression after SCI...
November 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136262/treatment-of-cutaneous-pseudolymphoma-a-systematic-review
#15
Diana Miguel, Melanie Peckruhn, Peter Elsner
Cutaneous pseudolymphoma (CPL) is a reactive polyclonal T- or B-cell lymphoproliferative process. CPL may appear as localized or disseminated skin lesions. While most cases of CPL are idiopathic, they may also occur as a response to, for example, contact dermatitis, arthropod reactions, and bacterial infections. CPL can be classified based on its clinical features, but all variants have similar histopathological patterns of either predominantly B-cell infiltrates, T-cell infiltrates, or mixed T/B-cell infiltrates...
November 14, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136135/sarin-exposures-in-a-cohort-of-british-military-participants-in-human-experimental-research-at-porton-down-1945-1987
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Thomas J Keegan, Lucy M Carpenter, Claire Brooks, Toby Langdon, Katherine M Venables
Background: The effects of exposure to chemical warfare agents in humans are topical. Porton Down is the UK's centre for research on chemical warfare where, since WWI, a programme of experiments involving ~30000 participants drawn from the UK armed services has been undertaken. Objectives: Our aim is to report on exposures to nerve agents, particularly sarin, using detailed exposure data not explored in a previous analysis. Methods: In this paper, we have used existing data on exposures to servicemen who attended the human volunteer programme at Porton Down to examine exposures to nerve agents in general and to sarin in particular...
November 9, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135243/foams-stabilized-by-%C3%AE-lactoglobulin-amyloid-fibrils-effect-of-ph
#17
Dengfeng Peng, Jinchu Yang, Jing Li, Cuie Tang, Bin Li
β-Lactoglobulin fibrils could be served as the surface-active component and form adsorption layers at the air/water interface. In this study, the physical parameters related to the surface adsorption, foaming, and surface properties of β-lactoglobulin fibrils as a function of pH (2-8) were investigated. Results showed that an increase of pH from 2 to 5 led to a rise of the viscoelastic modulus of surface adsorption layer and half-life time (t1/2) of foams, but it decreased foamability. When the pH was closed to its isoelectric point (5...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134402/modification-in-oxidative-processes-in-muscle-tissues-exposed-to-laser-and-light-emitting-diode-radiation
#18
Victor A Monich, Anna P Bavrina, Svetlana L Malinovskaya
Exposure of living tissues to high-intensity red or near-infrared light can produce the oxidative stress effects both in the target zone and adjacent ones. The protein oxidative modification (POM) products can be used as reliable and early markers of oxidative stress. The contents of modified proteins in the investigated specimens can be evaluated by the 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine assay (the DNPH assay). Low-intensity red light is able to decrease the activity of oxidative processes and the DNPH assay data about the POM products in the biological tissues could show both an oxidative stress level and an efficiency of physical agent protection against the oxidative processes...
November 13, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133762/rare-earth-nanoparticle-induced-cytotoxicity-on-spatial-cognition-memory-of-mouse-brain
#19
Cai-Hou Lin, Gui-Fen Liu, Jing Chen, Yan Chen, Ru-Hui Lin, Hong-Xing He, Jian-Ping Chen
BACKGROUND: Luminescent rare-earth-based nanoparticles have been increasingly used in nanomedicine due to their excellent physicochemical properties, such as biomedical imaging agents, drug carriers, and biomarkers. However, biological safety of the rare-earth-based nanomedicine is of great significance for future development in practical applications. In particular, biological effects of rare-earth nanoparticles on human's central nervous system are still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the potential toxicity of rare-earth nanoparticles in nervous system function in the case of continuous exposure...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132139/study-of-hspb6-insights-into-the-properties-of-the-multifunctional-protective-agent
#20
Fazhao Li, Han Xiao, Fangfang Zhou, Zhiping Hu, Binbin Yang
HSPB6(Heat shock protein B6), is also referred to as P20/HSP20. Unlike other many other members of sHSP(small Heat shock protein) family, which tend to form high-molecular-mass oligomers, in solution, human HSPB6 only forms dimers. However, it still exhibits chaperon-like activity comparable with that of HSPB5. It is expressed ubiquitously, with high and constitutive expression in muscular tissues. sHSPs characteristically function as molecular chaperones and HSPB6 also has a molecular chaperone activity. HSPB6 is up-regulated in response to diverse cellular stress or damage and protect cells from otherwise lethal conditions...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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