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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087469/tofacitinib-ameliorates-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-airway-neutrophilia-induced-by-inhaled-lps
#1
Elena Calama, Isabel Ramis, Anna Domènech, Cristina Carreño, Jorge De Alba, Neus Prats, Montserrat Miralpeix
BACKGROUND: and purpose: The Janus Kinase (JAK) family mediates the cytokine receptor-induced signalling pathways involved in inflammatory processes. The activation of the signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs) by JAK kinases is a key point in these pathways. Four JAK proteins, JAK1, JAK2, JAK3 and tyrosine kinase 2 (Tyk2) associate with the intracellular domains of surface cytokine receptors are phosphorylating STATs and modulating gene expression. The aim of this study was to explore the role of JAK inhibition in an acute model of inhaled lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced airway inflammation in rats through evaluating the effects of tofacitinib, a marketed pan-JAK inhibitor...
January 10, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081435/heavy-episodic-drinking-and-alcohol-related-injuries-an-open-cohort-study-among-college-students
#2
Francisco Caamaño-Isorna, Lucía Moure-Rodríguez, Sonia Doallo, Montserrat Corral, Socorro Rodriguez Holguín, Fernando Cadaveira
AIM: The objective of this study is to assess the effects of Heavy Episodic Drinking (HED) on the incidence of alcohol-related injuries among university students in Spain, taking sex into consideration. METHODS: We carried out an open cohort study among college students in Spain (992 women and 371 men). HED and alcohol-related injuries were measured by question 3rd and 9th of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test to every participant at the ages of 18, 20, 22, 24 and 27...
January 9, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078516/dense-gene-physical-maps-of-the-non-model-species-drosophila-subobscura
#3
Dorcas J Orengo, Eva Puerma, Montserrat Papaceit, Carmen Segarra, Montserrat Aguadé
The comparative analysis of genetic and physical maps as well as of whole genome sequences had revealed that in the Drosophila genus, most structural rearrangements occurred within chromosomal elements as a result of paracentric inversions. Genome sequence comparison would seem the best method to estimate rates of chromosomal evolution, but the high-quality reference genomes required for this endeavor are still scanty. Here, we have obtained dense physical maps for Muller elements A, C, and E of Drosophila subobscura, a species with an extensively studied rich and adaptive chromosomal polymorphism...
January 11, 2017: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077498/modulation-of-shbg-binding-to-testosterone-and-estradiol-by-sex-and-morbid-obesity
#4
Maria Del Mar Grasa, José Gulfo, Núria Camps, Rosa Alcalá, Laura Monserrat, José María Moreno-Navarrete, F Ortega, Montserrat Esteve, Xavier Remesar, José Antonio Fernández-López, José Manuel Fernández-Real, Marià Alemany
OBJECTIVE: Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) binds and transports testosterone and estradiol in plasma. The possibility that SHBG is a mixture of transporting proteins has been postulated. We analyzed in parallel the effects of obesity status on the levels and binding capacity of circulating SHBG and their relationship with testosterone and estradiol. DESIGN: Anthropometric measures and plasma were obtained from apparently healthy young (i.e. 35 ± 7 years) premenopausal women (n=32) and men (n=30), with normal weight and obesity (BMI>30 kg·m(-2))...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077222/prediction-of-relapse-after-cognitive-behavioral-treatment-of-gambling-disorder-in-individuals-with-chronic-schizophrenia-a-survival-analysis
#5
Enrique Echeburúa, Montserrat Gómez, Montserrat Freixa
Gambling disorder (GD) in individuals with chronic schizophrenia is relevant because there are higher rates of GD in schizophrenic populations (10%) than in the nonschizophrenic population (1%-5%). In addition, these patients have more severe alcohol use disorder (i.e., meeting at least 6 of the DSM-5 11 criteria for diagnosis of this disorder), higher depression scores, a poor adherence to treatment, and more frequent use of outpatient mental health care. One of the main problems in GD is therapeutic failure (defined as three or more lapse episodes during treatment) or relapse (three or more lapse episodes in the follow-up period)...
January 2017: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075501/a-recoverable-ruthenium-aqua-complex-supported-onto-silica-particles-an-efficient-epoxidation-catalyst
#6
M Isabel Romero, Ingrid Ferrer, Xavier Fontrodona, Anna Roig, Montserrat Rodríguez
The preparation and characterization of new complexes with a phosphonated trpy ligand (trpy-P-Et) and a bidentate pyridylpyrazole (pypz-Me) ligand, with formula [RuII(trpy-P-Et)(pypz-Me)X]n+ (X = Cl, n= 1, 2; X=H2O, n=2, 3) is described, together with the anchoring of 3 onto two types of supports: mesoporous silica particles (SP) and silica coated magnetic particles (MSP). The aqua complex 3 is easily obtained through reflux of 2 in water and displays a bielectronic Ru(IV/II) redox process. It has been anchored onto SP and MSP supports through two different synthetic strategies, yielding the heterogeneous systems SP@3 and MSP@3 that have been fully characterized by IR, UV-vis, SEM, CV and DPV...
January 11, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073603/relationship-between-serum-selenium-sociodemographic-variables-other-trace-elements-and-lipid-profile-in-an-adult-spanish-population
#7
Montserrat González-Estecha, Irene Palazón-Bru, Andrés Bodas-Pinedo, Elena Trasobares, Antonio Palazón-Bru, Manuel Fuentes, M Ángeles Cuadrado-Cenzual, Elpidio Calvo-Manuel
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have shown an inverse relationship between selenium status and cardiovascular health, although epidemiologic evidence yielded by the randomized trials did not find a beneficial effect of selenium administration. The aim of this study was to analyze the association between serum selenium levels and lipid profile adjusted by age, sex and other associated factors among a general adult population in Spain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited 372 hospital employee volunteers (60 men and 312 women) with a mean age of 47 (SD: 10...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066710/effect-of-adjunctive-perampanel-on-the-quality-of-sleep-and-daytime-somnolence-in-patients-with-epilepsy
#8
Montserrat González-Cuevas, Odile Romero, Manuel Toledo, Manuel Quintana, Roser Cambrodí, Estevo Santamarina, Maria José Jurado, Alex Ferrer, Xavier Salas-Puig
This prospective uncontrolled study evaluated the effect of low-dose adjunctive perampanel therapy (4 mg/day for 3 months) on the sleep-wake cycle and daytime somnolence in adult patients (n = 10) with focal seizures. A > 50% reduction in the number of seizures was reported in 80% of the study patients; treatment had no significant effect on any sleep parameters as evident by the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores. Two patients reported dizziness with treatment...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066626/update-in-the-extraction-of-airway-foreign-bodies-in-adults
#9
REVIEW
Montserrat Blanco Ramos, Maribel Botana-Rial, Eva García-Fontán, Alberto Fernández-Villar, Mercedes Gallas Torreira
Foreign body (FB) aspiration into the airway is lees common in adults than children. Nevertheless its incidence does not decrease through time. We present clinical relevant aspects of airway FBs on the basis of a selective review of pertinent literature retrieved by a search in the PubMed database. The most common aspirated FBs by adults are organics, especially fragments of bones and seeds. Symptoms usually are cough, chocking and dyspnea. Right localization, especially bronchus intermedius and right lower lobe, is more frequent...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062490/dna-methylation-and-high-density-lipoprotein-functionality-the-regicor-study
#10
Sergi Sayols-Baixeras, Alvaro Hernáez, Issac Subirana, Carla Lluis-Ganella, Daniel Muñoz, Montserrat Fitó, Jaume Marrugat, Roberto Elosua
OBJECTIVE: The function of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) may better reflect their atheroprotective role, compared with HDL-cholesterol levels. The association between DNA methylation and HDL function has not yet been established. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We designed an epigenome-wide association study including 645 individuals from the REGICOR study. We determined DNA methylation from peripheral blood cells using the HumanMethylation450 array. We analyzed HDL functionality by determining HDL cholesterol efflux capacity and HDL inflammatory index...
January 5, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059143/influence-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-related-polymorphisms-on-the-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#11
Raquel López-Mejías, Alfonso Corrales, Esther Vicente, Montserrat Robustillo-Villarino, Carlos González-Juanatey, Javier Llorca, Fernanda Genre, Sara Remuzgo-Martínez, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, José A Miranda-Filloy, Marco A Ramírez Huaranga, Trinitario Pina, Ricardo Blanco, Juan J Alegre-Sancho, Enrique Raya, Verónica Mijares, Begoña Ubilla, Iván Ferraz-Amaro, Carmen Gómez-Vaquero, Alejandro Balsa, Francisco J López-Longo, Patricia Carreira, Isidoro González-Álvaro, J Gonzalo Ocejo-Vinyals, Luis Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Benjamín Fernández-Gutiérrez, Santos Castañeda, Javier Martín, Miguel A González-Gay
A genetic component influences the development of atherosclerosis in the general population and also in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, genetic polymorphisms associated with atherosclerosis in the general population are not always involved in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in RA. Accordingly, a study in North-American RA patients did not show the association reported in the general population of coronary artery disease with a series of relevant polymorphisms (TCF21, LPA, HHIPL1, RASD1-PEMT, MRPS6, CYP17A1-CNNM2-NT5C2, SMG6-SRR, PHACTR1, WDR12 and COL4A1-COL4A2)...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058751/allergen-immunotherapy-for-ige-mediated-food-allergy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Ulugbek Nurmatov, Sangeeta Dhami, Stefania Arasi, Giovanni Battista Pajno, Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas, Antonella Muraro, Graham Roberts, Cezmi Akdis, Montserrat Alvaro-Lozano, Kirsten Beyer, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Wesley Burks, George du Toit, Motohiro Ebisawa, Philippe Eigenmann, Edward Knol, Mika Makela, Kari Christine Nadeau, Liam O'Mahony, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Lars K Poulsen, Cansin Sackesen, Hugh Sampson, Alexandra Santos, Ronald van Ree, Frans Timmermans, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is developing Guidelines for Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for IgE-mediated Food Allergy. To inform the development of clinical recommendations, we sought to critically assess evidence on the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of AIT in the management of food allergy. METHODS: We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis that involved searching nine international electronic databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomized studies (NRS)...
January 6, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057355/physical-activity-and-breast-cancer-risk-by-pathological-subtype
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Virginia Lope, Miguel Martín, Adela Castelló, Soraya Casla, Amparo Ruiz, Jose Manuel Baena-Cañada, Ana Mª Casas, Lourdes Calvo, Begoña Bermejo, Montserrat Muñoz, Manuel Ramos, Ana de Juan-Ferré, Carlos Jara, Antonio Antón, Mª Ángeles Jimeno, Ana Lluch, Silvia Antolín, José Ángel García-Sáenz, Purificación Estévez, Esperanza Arriola-Arellano, Joaquín Gavilá, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Eva Carrasco, Marina Pollán
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of physical activity on breast cancer risk and evaluate whether adherence to international recommendations is associated with a decreased risk. METHODS: This is a multicenter matched case-control study where 698 pairs completed a physical activity questionnaire. Recreational physical activity during the last year was quantified in metabolic equivalent hours per week (MET-h/week) and categorized in activities of moderate (3.0-5...
January 2, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056077/heterogeneous-ice-nucleation-by-soufriere-hills-volcanic-ash-immersed-in-water-droplets
#14
T P Mangan, J D Atkinson, J W Neuberg, D O'Sullivan, T W Wilson, T F Whale, L Neve, N S Umo, T L Malkin, B J Murray
Fine particles of ash emitted during volcanic eruptions may sporadically influence cloud properties on a regional or global scale as well as influencing the dynamics of volcanic clouds and the subsequent dispersion of volcanic aerosol and gases. It has been shown that volcanic ash can trigger ice nucleation, but ash from relatively few volcanoes has been studied for its ice nucleating ability. In this study we quantify the efficiency with which ash from the Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat nucleates ice when immersed in supercooled water droplets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056025/development-of-diagnostics-for-chagas-disease-where-should-we-put-our-limited-resources
#15
Albert Picado, Andrea Angheben, Andrea Marchiol, Belkisyolé Alarcón de Noya, Laurence Flevaud, Maria Jesus Pinazo, Montserrat Gállego, Sheba Meymandi, Silvia Moriana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054769/efficient-heterostructures-for-combined-interference-and-plasmon-resonance-raman-amplification
#16
Leo Alvarez-Fraga, Esteban Climent-Pascual, Montserrat Xochitl Aguilar-Pujol, Rafael Ramírez-Jiménez, Félix Jiménez-Villacorta, Carlos Prieto, Alicia de Andres
The detection, identification and quantification of different types of molecules and the optical imaging of, for example, cellular processes are important challenges. Here we present how interference enhanced Raman scattering (IERS) in adequately designed heterostructures can provide amplification factors relevant both for detection and imaging. Calculations demonstrate that the key factor is maximizing the absolute value of the refractive indices difference between dielectric and metal layers. Accordingly Si/Al/Al2O3/graphene heterostructures have been fabricated optimizing thickness and roughness and reaching enhancement values up to 700 for 488 nm excitation...
January 5, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053304/-differences-in-the-recognition-of-occupational-diseases-by-sex-occupation-and-business-activity-in-spain-1990-2009
#17
Montserrat García Gómez, Rosario Castañeda López, Zaida Herrador Ortiz, Fernando Simón Soria
BACKGROUND: According to official statistics, men suffer more occupational diseases (OD) than women. Nevertheless, the unequal distribution and participation in the labor markets between men and women should be kept in mind. The purpose was to assess the gender impact in the recognition of OD in Spain, examining interaction and confounding factors. METHODS: An incidence study of the occupational diseases declared through the official OD reporting forms from 1999 to 2009, provided by the General Subdirectorate of Social and Labor Statistics of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, was conducted...
January 9, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050804/the-erp-signature-of-the-contextual-diversity-effect-in-visual-word-recognition
#18
Marta Vergara-Martínez, Montserrat Comesaña, Manuel Perea
Behavioral experiments have revealed that words appearing in many different contexts are responded to faster than words that appear in few contexts. Although this contextual diversity (CD) effect has been found to be stronger than the word-frequency (WF) effect, it is a matter of debate whether the facilitative effects of CD and WF reflect the same underlying mechanisms. The analysis of the electrophysiological correlates of CD may shed some light on this issue. This experiment is the first to examine the ERPs to high- and low-CD words when WF is controlled for...
January 3, 2017: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040798/a-mem1-like-motif-directs-mesophyll-cell-specific-expression-of-the-gene-encoding-the-c4-carbonic-anhydrase-in-flaveria
#19
Udo Gowik, Stefanie Schulze, Montserrat Saladié, Vivien Rolland, Sandra K Tanz, Peter Westhoff, Martha Ludwig
The first two reactions of C4 photosynthesis are catalysed by carbonic anhydrase (CA) and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) in the leaf mesophyll (M) cell cytosol. Translatome experiments using a tagged ribosomal protein expressed under the control of M and bundle-sheath (BS) cell-specific promoters showed transcripts encoding CA3 from the C4 species Flaveria bidentis were highly enriched in polysomes from M cells relative to those of the BS. Localisation experiments employing a CA3-green fluorescent protein fusion protein showed F...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039823/psychiatric-comorbidity-and-maternal-distress-among-adolescent-eating-disorder-patients-a-comparison-with-substance-use-disorder-patients
#20
Dimitra Anastasiadou, Melissa Parks, Agostino Brugnera, Ana R Sepulveda, Montserrat Graell
High rates of comorbidity are found among eating disorder (ED) patients, which may negatively affect treatment outcome and prognosis. However, there is a shortage of studies in Spain using clinician administered interviews to assess rates of comorbidity among these patients, particularly in adolescents. This study aimed to evaluate Axis I psychiatric diagnoses in adolescent patients with an ED and to compare them with patients with a distinct disorder with adolescent onset, substance use disorder (SUD) patients...
December 21, 2016: Eating Behaviors
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