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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936516/neuroprotection-of-hypoxic-postconditioning-against-global-cerebral-ischemia-through-influencing-posttranslational-regulations-of-heat-shock-protein-27-in-adult-rats
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Lixuan Zhan, Liu Liu, Kongping Li, Baoxing Wu, Dandan Liu, Donghai Liang, Haixia Wen, Yanmei Wang, Weiwen Sun, Weiping Liao, En Xu
We previously reported that hypoxic postconditioning (HPC) ameliorated hippocampal neuronal death induced by transient global cerebral ischemia (tGCI) in adult rats. However, the mechanism of HPC-induced neuroprotection is still elusive. Notably, heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) has recently emerged as a potent neuroprotectant in cerebral ischemia. Although its robust protective effect on stroke has been recognized, the mechanism of Hsp27-mediated neuroprotection is largely unknown. Here, we investigated the potential molecular mechanism by which HPC modulates the posttranslational regulations of Hsp27 after tGCI...
December 9, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936511/znf208-polymorphisms-associate-with-ischemic-stroke-in-southern-chinese-han-population
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Jianzhong Yu, Feng Zhou, Dong Luo, Nianzhen Wang, Chong Zhang, Tianbo Jin, Xiongfei Liang, Dan Yu
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is one of the most common diseases with a high burden of neurological deficits, disability and death. Zinc finger protein 208 (ZNF208) was found to be involved in coronary heart disease, but little information was about its association with ischemic stroke. We performed this case-control study to elucidate the association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within ZNF208 and risk of ischemic stroke in southern Chinese Han population. METHODS: A total of 799 subjects (400 cases and 399 health controls) were enrolled in this study...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936481/patients-with-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-hepatic-steatosis-are-at-high-metabolic-risk
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J Kälsch, H Keskin, A Schütte, T Baars, H A Baba, L P Bechmann, A Canbay, J P Sowa
Background and aims: Hepatic steatosis is the basis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD). Mere fat accumulation within hepatocytes is considered the mild form of NAFLD, but can progress in some patients to advanced steatohepatitis (NASH), which may lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma. However, even hepatic steatosis alone may be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Patients and methods: In the present real life study 106 patients from the outpatient clinic of the Department for Gastroenterology and Hepatology with either NAFLD (n = 60) or other typical diagnoses (n = 46) were included...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936480/treatment-of-fulminant-acute-hepatitis-b-with-nucles-t-id-analogues-is-safe-and-does-not-lead-to-secondary-chronification-of-hepatitis-b
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C Jochum, F Maischack, O E Anastasiou, J Verheyen, J Timm, L Bechmann, G Gerken, A Canbay
Background: Acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still a major cause of acute liver failure (ALF), necessitating a high rate of emergency liver transplantation (LTx). Acute infection is followed by high viral replication rates leading to hepatocyte death and, ultimately, ALF. The objective of treating HBV-induced ALF thus is to eliminate, or significantly suppress, HBV replication and therefore reduce cell death and support regeneration. Objective: In this retrospective study, we want to evaluate the timing, the safety, and the long-term virological outcome of this approach...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936479/the-galad-scoring-algorithm-based-on-afp-afp-l3-and-dcp-significantly-improves-detection-of-bclc-early-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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J Best, H Bilgi, D Heider, C Schotten, P Manka, S Bedreli, M Gorray, J Ertle, L A van Grunsven, A Dechêne
Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of death in cirrhotic patients worldwide. The detection rate for early stage HCC remains low despite screening programs. Thus, the majority of HCC cases are detected at advanced tumor stages with limited treatment options. To facilitate earlier diagnosis, this study aims to validate the added benefit of the combination of AFP, the novel biomarkers AFP-L3, DCP, and an associated novel diagnostic algorithm called GALAD. Material and methods: Between 2007 and 2008 and from 2010 to 2012, 285 patients newly diagnosed with HCC and 402 control patients suffering from chronic liver disease were enrolled...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936439/symptoms-of-prolonged-grief-post-traumatic-stress-and-depression-after-loss-in-a-dutch-community-sample-a-latent-class-analysis
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A A A Manik J Djelantik, Geert E Smid, Rolf J Kleber, Paul A Boelen
Mental health problems following loss can manifest as heterogeneous symptomatology that may include symptoms of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). However, the co-occurrence of symptoms of these three disorders is still only partially explored. The aims of this study were to identify subgroups (i.e., classes) in a Dutch sample of bereaved individuals, based on severity and/or co-occurrence of symptoms and to identify predictors for these subgroups, taking into account all three disorders...
November 22, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936427/an-observed-rise-in-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-associated-deaths-in-london-evidence-to-suggest-a-possible-link-with-concomitant-rise-in-chemsex
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Joanna Hockenhull, Kevin G Murphy, Sue Paterson
BACKGROUND: Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is the drug most linked to acute harm out of those used in chemsex, the incidence of which is reported to be increasing. However, there have been few systematic studies of the harms associated with GHB use. We investigated GHB-associated deaths from London coroners' jurisdictions between 2011 and 2015. METHODS: Blood and urine samples were collected by pathologists and submitted for toxicological analysis at the request of coroners...
December 2, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936416/antigen-recognition-triggered-drug-delivery-mediated-by-nanocapsule-functionalized-cytotoxic-t-cells
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R Brad Jones, Stephanie Mueller, Sudha Kumari, Vlad Vrbanac, Shy Genel, Andrew M Tager, Todd M Allen, Bruce D Walker, Darrell J Irvine
Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes (CTLs) kill pathogen-infected or transformed cells following interaction of their T-cell receptors (TCRs) with foreign (e.g. virus-derived) peptides bound to MHC-I molecules on the target cell. TCR binding triggers CTLs to secrete perforin, which forms pores in the target cell membrane, promoting target death. Here, we show that by conjugating drug-loaded lipid nanoparticles to the surface of CTLs, their lytic machinery can be co-opted to lyse the cell-bound drug carrier, providing triggered release of drug cargo upon target cell recognition...
November 25, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936412/contribution-of-cellular-autolysis-to-tissular-functions-during-plant-development
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Sacha Escamez, Hannele Tuominen
Plant development requires specific cells to be eliminated in a predictable and genetically regulated manner referred to as programmed cell death (PCD). However, the target cells do not merely die but they also undergo autolysis to degrade their cellular corpses. Recent progress in understanding developmental cell elimination suggests that distinct proteins execute PCD sensu stricto and autolysis. In addition, cell death alone and cell dismantlement can fulfill different functions. Hence, it appears biologically meaningful to distinguish between the modules of PCD and autolysis during plant development...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936379/clinical-and-epidemiological-characteristics-associated-with-unfavorable-tuberculosis-treatment-outcomes-in-tb-hiv-co-infected-patients-in-brazil-a-hierarchical-polytomous-analysis
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Thiago Nascimento do Prado, Jayant V Rajan, Angélica Espinosa Miranda, Elias Dos Santos Dias, Lorrayne Beliqui Cosme, Lia Gonçalves Possuelo, Mauro N Sanchez, Jonathan E Golub, Lee W Riley, Ethel Leonor Maciel
BACKGROUND: TB patients co-infected with HIV have worse treatment outcomes than non-coinfected patients. How clinical characteristics of TB and socioeconomic characteristics influence these outcomes is poorly understood. Here, we use polytomous regression analysis to identify clinical and epidemiological characteristics associated with unfavorable treatment outcomes among TB-HIV co-infected patients in Brazil. METHODS: TB-HIV cases reported in the Brazilian information system (SINAN) between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2011 were identified and categorized by TB treatment outcome (cure, default, death, and development of MDR TB)...
December 6, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936375/putting-adolescents-at-risk-riding-with-drinking-drivers-who-are-adults-in-the-home
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Sion K Harris, Julie K Johnson, Lon Sherritt, Sarah Copelas, Melissa A Rappo, Celeste R Wilson
OBJECTIVE: Alcohol-related car crashes are a leading cause of adolescent death, and one in five U.S. adolescents reports recent riding in a car with a drinking driver. How often the driver is an adult in the home (e.g., parent) is unknown. Pediatric visits offer an opportunity to counsel families to reduce this risk. Our study aim was to determine the prevalence of recent riding with a drinking driver (RWDD) who was an adult in the home among adolescent primary care patients and to identify the demographic and environmental (substance use among family members) profiles of those at increased risk...
January 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936296/antiangiogenic-and-toxic-effects-of-genistein-usnic-acid-and-their-copper-complexes-in-zebrafish-embryos-at-different-developmental-stages
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Heidrun Draut, Tobias Rehm, Gerrit Begemann, Rainer Schobert
Angiogenesis plays a major role in the normal embryonic development and in diseases such as cancer. Drugs that control angiogenesis are an alternative way to tackle this disease. The polyphenols usnic acid 3, genistein 5, and daidzein 6 were tested for antiangiogenic and unwanted effects in zebrafish embryos whose blood vessel system resembles that of mammals. The established tyrosine kinase inhibitors axitinib 1 and tyrphostin AG490 2 were included for comparison. All compounds except 6 caused distinct antiangiogenic effects such as a concentration-dependent reduction of intersegmental vessels, dorsal longitudinal anastomotic vessels, subintestinal veins and secondary sprouts...
December 9, 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936190/two-isoforms-of-yersinia-pestis-plasminogen-activator-pla-intraspecies-distribution-intrinsic-disorder-propensity-and-contribution-to-virulence
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Svetlana V Dentovskaya, Mikhail E Platonov, Tat'yana E Svetoch, Pavel Kh Kopylov, Tat'yana I Kombarova, Sergey A Ivanov, Rima Z Shaikhutdinova, Lyubov' V Kolombet, Sadhana Chauhan, Vitaly G Ablamunits, Vladimir L Motin, Vladimir N Uversky, Andrey P Anisimov
It has been shown previously that several endemic Y. pestis isolates with limited virulence contained the I259 isoform of the outer membrane protease Pla, while the epidemic highly virulent strains possessed only the T259 Pla isoform. Our sequence analysis of the pla gene from 118 Y. pestis subsp. microtus strains revealed that the I259 isoform was present exclusively in the endemic strains providing a convictive evidence of more ancestral origin of this isoform. Analysis of the effects of the I259T polymorphism on the intrinsic disorder propensity of Pla revealed that the I259T mutation slightly increases the intrinsic disorder propensity of the C-terminal tail of Pla and makes this protein slightly more prone for disorder-based protein-protein interactions, suggesting that the T259 Pla could be functionally more active than the I259 Pla...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936130/angiogenic-proteins-placental-weight-and-perinatal-outcomes-among-pregnant-women-in-tanzania
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Chloe R McDonald, Anne M Darling, Enju Liu, Vanessa Tran, Ana Cabrera, Said Aboud, Willy Urassa, Kevin C Kain, Wafaie W Fawzi
INTRODUCTION: Placental vascular development, and ultimately placental weight, is essential to healthy fetal development. Here, we examined placental weight in a cohort of Tanzanian women in association with angiogenic proteins known to regulate placental vascular development and perinatal outcomes. METHODS: A total of n = 6579 women with recorded placental weight were included in this study. The relative risk of adverse perinatal outcomes (Apgar score, death, asphyxia, respiratory distress, seizures, pneumonia and sepsis) was compared between placental weight in the bottom and top 10th percentiles...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936094/lutein-attenuates-both-apoptosis-and-autophagy-upon-cobalt-ii-chloride-induced-hypoxia-in-rat-m%C3%A5-ller-cells
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Frederic K C Fung, Betty Y K Law, Amy C Y Lo
Retinal ischemia/reperfusion injury is a common feature of various retinal diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Lutein, a potent anti-oxidant, is used to improve visual function in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Lutein attenuates apoptosis, oxidative stress and inflammation in animal models of acute retinal ischemia/hypoxia. Here, we further show that lutein improved Műller cell viability and enhanced cell survival upon hypoxia-induced cell death through regulation of intrinsic apoptotic pathway...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936080/effects-of-pyrogallol-on-growth-and-cytotoxicity-of-wild-type-and-katg-mutant-strains-of-vibrio-vulnificus
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Ju Young Lim, Choon-Mee Kim, Joon Haeng Rhee, Young Ran Kim
Vibrio vulnificus is a causative agent of fatal septicemia and necrotic wound infection and the pathogen infection became an important public health problem in many counties. Vibrio vulnificus causes RtxA1 toxin-induced acute cell death. We tried to identify natural products that inhibit the acute cytotoxicity of V. vulnificus using a lactate hydrogenase assay. A polyphenol pyrogallol protected HeLa cells from V. vulnificus-induced cytotoxicity. Pyrogallol also decreased the growth of V. vulnificus; this inhibitory effect was more significant during log phase than stationary phase...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936075/ophiobolin-a-induces-autophagy-and-activates-the-mitochondrial-pathway-of-apoptosis-in-human-melanoma-cells
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Carlo Rodolfo, Mariapina Rocco, Lucia Cattaneo, Maria Tartaglia, Mauro Sassi, Patrizia Aducci, Andrea Scaloni, Lorenzo Camoni, Mauro Marra
Ophiobolin A, a fungal toxin from Bipolaris species known to affect different cellular processes in plants, has recently been shown to have anti-cancer activity in mammalian cells. In the present study, we investigated the anti-proliferative effect of Ophiobolin A on human melanoma A375 and CHL-1 cell lines. This cellular model was chosen because of the incidence of melanoma malignant tumor on human population and its resistance to chemical treatments. Ophyobolin A strongly reduced cell viability of melanoma cells by affecting mitochondrial functionality...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936038/abuse-and-diversion-of-immediate-release-opioid-analgesics-as-compared-to-extended-release-formulations-in-the-united-states
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Janetta L Iwanicki, S Geoff Severtson, Heather McDaniel, Andrew Rosenblum, Chunki Fong, Theodore J Cicero, Matthew S Ellis, Steven P Kurtz, Mance E Buttram, Richard C Dart
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic use and abuse of prescription opioids in the United States increased substantially between 1990 and 2010. The Centers for Disease Control estimated deaths related to pharmaceutical opioids reached nearly 19,000 in 2014. Of prescription opioids sold, 10% are extended release (ER) and 90% immediate release (IR). However, most regulations and interventions have focused on decreasing ER abuse. Our objective was to compare rates of abuse and diversion of ER and IR opioid analgesics over time using multiple surveillance programs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936029/growth-hormone-mediates-its-protective-effect-in-hepatic-apoptosis-through-hnf6
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Kewei Wang, Minhua Wang, Maureen Gannon, AiXuan Holterman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Growth hormone (GH) not only supports hepatic metabolism but also protects against hepatocyte cell death. Hnf6 (or Oc1) belonging to the Onecut family of hepatocyte transcription factors known to regulate differentiated hepatic function, is a GH-responsive gene. We evaluate if GH mediates Hnf6 activity to attenuate hepatic apoptotic injury. METHODS: We used an animal model of hepatic apoptosis by bile duct ligation (BDL) with Hnf6 -/- (KO) mice in which hepatic Hnf6 was conditionally inactivated...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935967/large-scale-analysis-of-gene-expression-data-reveals-a-novel-gene-expression-signature-associated-with-colorectal-cancer-distant-recurrence
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Nehad M Alajez
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth-ranked cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Despite recent advances in CRC management, distant recurrence (DR) remains the major cause of mortality in patients with preoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy, underscoring a need to precisely identify novel gene signatures for predicting the risk of systemic relapse. Herein, we integrated two independent CRC gene expression datasets: the GSE71222 dataset, including 26 patients who developed DR and 126 patients who did not develop DR, and the GSE21510 dataset, including 23 patients who developed DR and 76 patients who did not develop DR...
2016: PloS One
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