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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330081/emerging-cam-ziziphus-nummularia-with-in-vivo-sedative-hypnotic-antipyretic-and-analgesic-attributes
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Abdur Rauf, Jawad Ali, Haroon Khan, Mohammad S Mubarak, Seema Patel
Ziziphus nummularia from Rhamnaceae family is traditionally used for sedative-hypnotic, antipyretic and analgesic purposes; however, scientific validations are lacking. This in vivo study was undertaken to verify the above ameliorative properties of Z. nummularia root methanolic extract. Various fractions of the extract were assayed on Balb/c mice by open field, Brewer's yeast-induced hyperthermia and acetic acid-induced writhing experiments. The significance of the outcomes was analyzed with statistical tests...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329932/-an-investigation-on-immunological-effect-of-hepatitis-b-vaccine-amongst-adult-population-in-high-labor-export-rural-regions-under-4-different-strategies
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X Y Zheng, Z H Ji, Z W Guo, Y W Liu, Z J Shao, Y P Yan
Objective: To grope for an ideal immune strategy in grown-ups via comparison of immunological effects under 4 different vaccination schemes. Methods: Study population was selected by stratified random cluster sampling. A total of 4 different vaccination proposals, including Strategy A (3 doses, 10 μg, administrated repeatedly into the unilateral deltoid muscle at 0-1-6 months), Strategy B (2 doses, 20 μg, administrated into the bilateral deltoid muscles simultaneously), Strategy C (3 doses, 10 μg, administrated repeatedly into the unilateral deltoid muscle at 0-1-2 months) and Strategy D (2 doses, 10 μg, administrated to the bilateral deltoid muscles at the same time), were conducted in Liangzhou, Minqin Gulang, and the Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomic county respectively, in Wuwei city, Gansu province...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329870/application-of-imaging-techniques-to-cases-of-drug-induced-crystal-nephropathy-in-preclinical-studies
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B Lenz, A Brink, M Siam, A De Paepe, S Bassett, A Eichinger-Chapelon, P Maliver, R Neff, U Niederhauser, B Steinhuber, R Zurbach, T Singer, C Funk, F Schuler, M Albassam, S Schadt
A number of drugs can cause precipitates within renal tubules leading to crystal nephropathy. Crystal nephropathy is usually an exposure-related finding and is not uncommon in preclinical studies, where high doses are tested. An understanding of the nature of precipitates is important for human risk assessment and further development. Our aim was to investigate the ability of various imaging techniques to detect the presence of drugs or metabolites in renal crystals. We applied matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization - Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (MALDI-FTICR MS) imaging, Raman and infrared microspectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray (SEM/EDX) spectroscopy and standard histopathology to cases of drug-induced crystal nephropathy, induced in rodents and primates by four compounds...
February 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329833/thy1-cd90-expression-is-reduced-by-the-environmental-chemical-tetrabromobisphenol-a-to-promote-adipogenesis-through-induction-of-microrna-103
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Collynn F Woeller, E'Lissa Flores, Stephen J Pollock, Richard P Phipps
Environmental chemicals termed "obesogens" disrupt the endocrine system to promote adipogenesis and obesity. Tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA) has been reported to increase adipogenesis, however, the mechanism(s) of action are unclear. Thy1 (CD90) is a glycophosphatidylinositol (GPI) -anchored membrane protein that serves as a marker for stem cells and also plays an important role in regulating adipogenesis and obesity. We investigated whether or not TBBPA promotes adipogenesis in human and mouse cells by reducing Thy1 levels...
February 22, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329721/how-many-embryos-should-be-transferred-a-validated-score-to-predict-ongoing-implantation-rate
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Nicolas Gatimel, Melissa Ladj, Carole Teston, Florence Lesourd, Carole Fajau, Clémentine Cohade, Jean Parinaud, Roger D Léandri
OBJECTIVE: To developed a prognostic score to predict ongoing implantation rate according to clinical and biological parameters and to choose the number of embryos to be transferred in patients undergoing IVF/ICSI. STUDY DESIGN: The transfer score was established using multivariate analysis of biological and clinical parameters in 3211 fresh embryo transfers in a retrospective study. Then we validated the score in 694 fresh embryo transfers in a prospective study...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329397/resveratrol-improves-vascular-function-and-mitochondrial-number-but-not-glucose-metabolism-in-older-adults
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Rena M Pollack, Nir Barzilai, Valentin Anghel, Ameya S Kulkarni, Aaron Golden, Pilib O'Broin, David A Sinclair, Michael S Bonkowski, Alexander J Coleville, Danielle Powell, Sharon Kim, Ruin Moaddel, Daniel Stein, Kehao Zhang, Meredith Hawkins, Jill P Crandall
Background: Resveratrol, a plant-derived polyphenol, has been reported to improve glucose metabolism and vascular function and to extend life span in animal models, but studies in humans have been inconclusive. Methods: In a randomized, double-blind crossover study, we treated older glucose-intolerant adults (n = 30) with resveratrol (2-3 g/daily) or placebo, each for 6 weeks. A standard mixed-meal test was used to assess insulin sensitivity (Matsuda index) and secretion (C-peptide deconvolution) and vascular function by reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry...
March 16, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329187/bumped-kinase-inhibitors-for-therapy-of-cryptosporidiosis
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Matthew A Hulverson, Sumiti Vinayak, Ryan Choi, Deborah A Schaefer, Alejandro Castellanos-Gonzalez, Rama S R Vidadala, Carrie F Brooks, Gillian T Herbert, Dana P Betzer, Grant R Whitman, Hayley N Sparks, Samuel L M Arnold, Kasey L Rivas, Lynn K Barrett, A Clinton White, Maly Dustin J, Michael W Riggs, Boris Striepen, Wesley C Van Voorhis, Kayode K Ojo
Bumped kinase inhibitors (BKIs) of Cryptosporidium parvum calcium-dependent protein kinase 1 (CpCDPK1) are leading candidates for treatment of cryptosporidiosis diarrhea. Potential cardiotoxicity related to anti-human ether-à-go-go potassium channel (hERG) activity of the first generation anti-Cryptosporidium BKIs triggered further testing for efficacy. A luminescence assay adapted for high-throughput screening was used to measure inhibitory activities of BKIs on in vitro C. parvum. Furthermore, neonatal and interferon-γ knockout mouse models of C...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329062/comparison-of-demographic-and-photobiological-features-of-chronic-actinic-dermatitis-in-patients-with-lighter-vs-darker-skin-types
#8
Ki-Wei Tan, Ann K Haylett, Tsui C Ling, Lesley E Rhodes
Importance: Chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD) is classically described in older, white men, although increasing reports describe younger patients with darker skin types, particularly South Asians. Photocontact allergy occurs in CAD but is less studied than contact allergy in this exquisitely photosensitive condition. Objective: To evaluate for differences in demographic and photobiological features between persons with darker and lighter skin types who have CAD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective review included 70 consecutive adult patients (≥18 years) undergoing investigation for photosensitivity who were diagnosed with CAD from November 1, 2000, through August 31, 2015, at the specialist Photobiology Unit of a tertiary academic referral center...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329024/toward-developing-recombinant-gonadotropin-based-hormone-therapies-for-increasing-fertility-in-the-flatfish-senegalese-sole
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François Chauvigné, Judith Ollé, Wendy González, Neil Duncan, Ignacio Giménez, Joan Cerdà
Captive flatfishes, such as the Senegalese sole, typically produce very low volumes of sperm. This situation is particularly prevalent in the first generation (F1) of reared sole males, which limits the development of artificial fertilization methods and the implementation of selective breeding programs. In this study, we investigated whether combined treatments with homologous recombinant follicle-stimulating (rFsh) and luteinizing (rLh) hormones, produced in a mammalian host system, could stimulate spermatogenesis and enhance sperm production in Senegalese sole F1 males...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329001/experimental-demonstration-of-the-possible-role-of-acanthamoeba-polyphaga-in-the-infection-and-disease-progression-in-buruli-ulcer-bu-using-icr-mice
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Bright K Azumah, Phyllis G Addo, Alfred Dodoo, Gordon Awandare, Lydia Mosi, Daniel A Boakye, Michael D Wilson
The transmission of Buruli ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans (MU), remains puzzling although a number of hypothesis including through bites of infected aquatic insects have been proposed. We report the results of experiments using ICR mice that give credence to our hypothesis that Acanthamoeba species may play a role in BU transmission. We cocultured MU N2 and MU 1615 which expresses red fluorescent protein (RFP) and Acanthamoeba polyphaga (AP), and confirmed infected AP by Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328548/characterization-of-hiv-seroconverters-in-a-tdf-ftc-prep-study-hptn-067-adapt
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Mariya V Sivay, Maoji Li, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Yinfeng Zhang, Sarah E Hudelson, Mark A Marzinke, Rivet K Amico, Andrew Redd, Craig W Hendrix, Peter L Anderson, Kevin Bokoch, Linda Gail-Bekker, Frits van Griensven, Sharon Mannheimer, James P Hughes, Robert Grant, Susan H Eshleman
BACKGROUND: HPTN 067/ADAPT evaluated tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in women (South Africa) and men who have sex with men (Thailand, US). Participants received once-weekly directly observed TDF/FTC (DOT), and were then randomized to daily, time-driven, or event-driven PrEP. This report describes characterization of 12 HIV seroconversion events in this trial. METHODS: HIV rapid testing was performed at study sites...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328310/developing-human-radiation-biodosimetry-models-testing-cross-species-conversion-approaches-using-an-ex-vivo-model-system
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Jin G Park, Sunirmal Paul, Natalia Briones, Jia Zeng, Kristin Gillis, Garrick Wallstrom, Joshua LaBaer, Sally A Amundson
In the event of a large-scale radiation exposure, accurate and quick assessment of radiation dose received would be critical for triage and medical treatment of large numbers of potentially exposed individuals. Current methods of biodosimetry, such as the dicentric chromosome assay, are time consuming and require sophisticated equipment and highly trained personnel. Therefore, scalable biodosimetry approaches, including gene expression profiles in peripheral blood cells, are being investigated. Due to the limited availability of appropriate human samples, biodosimetry development has relied heavily on mouse models, which are not directly applicable to human response...
March 22, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328259/follow-up-study-on-fetal-ct-radiation-dose-in-japan-validating-the-decrease-in-radiation-dose
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Osamu Miyazaki, Hideaki Sawai, Takahiro Yamada, Jun Murotsuki, Gen Nishimura
OBJECTIVE: In 2011, we collected data on fetal CT radiation dose to determine the diagnostic reference level (DRL); however, continuous evaluation of the DRL is necessary. The hypothesis of this study is that the fetal CT radiation dose has decreased, and we predict a widespread use of iterative reconstruction (IR). We also predict that the national decrease in exposure is because of the DRL reported as a result of the previous national study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Various testing protocols from each site were summarized as part of the study results...
April 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328165/variation-in-growth-rate-carbon-assimilation-and-photosynthetic-efficiency-in-response-to-nitrogen-source-and-concentration-in-phytoplankton-isolated-from-upper-san-francisco-bay
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Gry Mine Berg, Sara Driscoll, Kendra Hayashi, Melissa Ross, Raphael Kudela
Six species of phytoplankton recently isolated from upper San Francisco Bay were tested for their sensitivity to growth inhibition by ammonium (NH4(+) ), and for differences in growth rates according to inorganic nitrogen (N) growth source. The quantum yield of photosystem II (Fv /Fm ) was a sensitive indicator of NH4(+) toxicity, manifested by a suppression of Fv /Fm in a dose-dependent manner. Two chlorophytes were the least sensitive to NH4(+) inhibition, at concentrations of >3000 μmoles NH4(+) · L(-1) , followed by two estuarine diatoms which were sensitive at concentrations >1000 μmoles NH4(+) · L(-1) , followed lastly by two freshwater diatoms that were sensitive at concentrations between 200-500 μmoles NH4(+) · L(-1) ...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327831/-assessment-of-the-nutritional-status-physical-activity-and-eating-habits-of-schoolchildren-in-cercado-de-lima
#15
Juan Pablo Aparco, William Bautista-Olórtegui, Laura Astete-Robilliard, Jenny Pillaca
Objectives: To assess the nutritional status, physical activity, and eating habits of schoolchildren in Cercado de Lima (Lima district). Materials and methods: Cross-sectional descriptive study. The sample included schoolchildren from first to fourth grade in four public elementary schools located in Cercado de Lima. The study variables were nutritional status, hemoglobin dose, physical activity, and eating habits. The percentages of the qualitative variables and central tendency measures for quantitative ones were calculated...
October 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327824/screening-of-wild-fruit-trees-with-gastroprotective-activity-in-different-experimental-models
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Luciane Angela Nottar Nesello, Adriana Campos, Roseane Leandra da Rosa, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade, Valdir Cechinel
BACKGROUND: Given the increase of people with gastrointestinal disorders, the search for alternative treatments with fewer side effects is vital, as well as the demand for food or plants that can help protect the stomach. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the gastroprotective action of the extracts of wild fruit trees of Myrcianthes pungens (guabiju); Inga vera Willd. (ingá-banana) and Marlierea tomentosa Cambess. (guarapuruna) in in vivo pharmacological models...
March 16, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327509/stability-study-and-a-14-day-oral-dose-toxicity-in-rats-of-plantain-leaf-extract-plantago-lanceolata-l-syrup
#17
Kenza Mansoor, Fadi Qadan, Mathias Schmidt, Eyad Mallah, Wael Abudayyih, Khalid Matalka
Plants have been used since antiquity to treat and prevent diseases. Plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) is traditionally used for the treatment of the common cold and associated symptoms such as cough. This study was designed to evaluate the oral toxicity of plantain leaf extract-containing syrup. In preparation of the toxicological examination and to ensure the quality of the herbal preparation, analytical methods were developed and validated, and stability testing was performed. Physicochemical and microbial quality, thin layer chromatography patterns and high performance liquid chromatography fingerprints complied with the specifications during the entire period of stability testing...
March 22, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327502/reported-energy-intake-accuracy-compared-to-doubly-labeled-water-and-usability-of-the-mobile-food-record-among-community-dwelling-adults
#18
Carol J Boushey, Melissa Spoden, Edward J Delp, Fengqing Zhu, Marc Bosch, Ziad Ahmad, Yurii B Shvetsov, James P DeLany, Deborah A Kerr
The mobile Food Record (mFR) is an image-based dietary assessment method for mobile devices. The study primary aim was to test the accuracy of the mFR by comparing reported energy intake (rEI) to total energy expenditure (TEE) using the doubly labeled water (DLW) method. Usability of the mFR was assessed by questionnaires before and after the study. Participants were 45 community dwelling men and women, 21-65 years. They were provided pack-out meals and snacks and encouraged to supplement with usual foods and beverages not provided...
March 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327469/total-body-irradiation-with-a-compensator-fabricated-using-a-3d-optical-scanner-and-a-3d-printer
#19
So-Yeon Park, Jung-In Kim, Yoon Ha Joo, Jung Chan Lee, Jong Min Park
We propose bilateral total body irradiation (TBI) utilizing a 3D printer and a 3D optical scanner. We acquired surface information of an anthropomorphic phantom with the 3D scanner and fabricated the 3D compensator with the 3D printer, which could continuously compensate for the lateral missing tissue of an entire body from the beam's eye view. To test the system's performance, we measured doses with optically stimulated luminescent dosimeters (OSLDs) as well as EBT3 films with the anthropomorphic phantom during TBI without a compensator, conventional bilateral TBI, and TBI with the 3D compensator (3D TBI)...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327127/effects-of-vitellaria-paradoxa-c-f-gaertn-aqueous-leaf-extract-administration-on-salmonella-typhimurium-infected-rats
#20
Siméon Pierre Chegaing Fodouop, Sedric Donald Tala, Lunga Paul Keilah, Norbert Kodjio, Mefokou Didiane Yemele, Armel Herve Kamdje Nwabo, Bridget Nji-Kah, Joseph Tchoumboue, Donatien Gatsing
BACKGROUND: The present study investigates the effects of Vitellaria paradoxa crude extract administration on Salmonella typhimurium infected Wistar rats. METHODS: Rats were infected by single dose oral administration of Salmonella typhimurium (1.5×10(8) CFU). Negative control groups were infected and treated orally with distilled water (vehicle), neutral control group were not infected, while the four test groups were treated up to 18 days with 55 mg/kg, 110 mg/kg, 220 mg/kg and 440 mg/kg body weight of aqueous extract of V...
March 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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