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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945054/intracranial-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Andrew A Fanous, Dheerendra Prasad, David Mathieu, Andrew J Fabiano
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is the use of a single high dose of radiation, stereotactically directed to an intracranial region of interest, in order to create a lesion or obliterate a preexisting one. This technology has evolved over the years into the use of multiple radiation sources oriented at a variety of angles, thus permitting the creation of various treatment target shapes. This allows for non-open surgical treatment of intracranial pathologies, which significantly decreases the risk of morbidity...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945052/negative-influence-of-preoperative-tinnitus-on-hearing-preservation-in-vestibular-schwannoma-surgery
#2
Luciano Mastronardi, Guglielmo Cacciotti, Raffaellino Roperto, Ettore DI Scipio
BACKGROUNDS: Goals of vestibular schwannoma (VS) microsurgery are: maximal resection, facial nerve (FN) preservation and, in selected cases, hearing preservation (HP). Postoperative HP rates are related to clinical and radiographic factors: size of tumor, preoperative hearing, hypertension, diabetes, and presence or absence of preoperative tinnitus. In this retrospective review we evaluated the influence of preoperative tinnitus on HP after VS surgery in patients with preoperative socially useful hearing (SUH)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945041/-dynamic-serum-metabolomics-study-of-liver-injury-in-rats-caused-by-polygonum-multifulorum
#3
Zhi-Jie Ma, Qi Li, Kui-Jun Zhao, Jia-Bo Wang, Xiao-He Xiao
Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry method was used for determination of metabolic fingerprint spectrum in rat serum, and the method of multivariate statistical analysis was used to compare the metabolism spectrum difference and screen significantly related biomarkers. The dynamic change trend was investigated at the same time. The dynamic metabonomics changes of liver injury in rats caused by Polygonum multifulorum(PM) were investigated; significantly related biomarkers were found and their dynamic change trend was investigated to provide basis for internal mechanism and early clinical diagnosis...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945029/-correlation-between-accumulation-of-flavoneand-expression-of-functional-genes-in-carthamus-tinctorius
#4
Yi-Yun Wu, Cui-Ping Chen, Chao-Xiang Ren, Qing-Hua Wu, Jiang Chen, Jin Pei
The average yield of safflower blooming from 1 to 7 day was recorded and calculated, HPLC was used to detect the percentage composition of HYSA,quercetin,naringenin and kaempferol, and the real-time PCR was used to analyze the expression of chs and chi. The average yield,percentage composition of HYSA and naringenin as well as functional genes' expression presented similar trends. The average yield reached the highest peak at the third day, showing highpositive correlation with the contents of HYSA (r=0.756,P<0...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945024/-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-insulin-resistance-in-chronic-kidney-disease-and-interventional-effects-of-chinese-herbal-medicine
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REVIEW
Wei Wu, Jing-Jing Yang, Yi-Gang Wan, Yue Tu, Ge Shi, Wen-Bei Han, Bu-Hui Liu, Jian Yao
The kidney is the target organ of insulin with abundant insulin receptors. Thereinto,the renal intrinsic cells including glomerular podocytes,endothelial cells,mesangial cells,renal tubular epitheliums and collecting duct epithelial cells are all highly sensitive to insulin as the effector cells. Furthermore,the structural and functional abnormalities of these cells are closely related to insulin and its receptors activity. It is reported that the chronic kidney disease(CKD)patients have systemic or renal insulin resistance(IR)...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945012/enhanced-egfr-targeting-activity-of-plasmonic-nanostructures-with-engineered-ge11-peptide
#6
Francesca Biscaglia, Senthilkumar Rajendran, Paolo Conflitti, Clara Benna, Roberta Sommaggio, Lucio Litti, Simone Mocellin, Gianfranco Bocchinfuso, Antonio Rosato, Antonio Palleschi, Donato Nitti, Marina Gobbo, Moreno Meneghetti
Plasmonic nanostructures show important properties for biotechnological applications, but they have to be guided on the target for exploiting their potentialities. Antibodies are the natural molecules for targeting. However, their possible adverse immunogenic activity and their cost have suggested finding other valid substitutes. Small molecules like peptides can be an alternative source of targeting agents, even if, as single molecules, their binding affinity is usually not very good. GE11 is a small dodecapeptide with specific binding to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and low immunogenicity...
September 25, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945006/microrna-let-7-targets-the-ecdysone-signaling-pathway-e75-gene-to-control-larval-pupal-development-in-bactrocera-dorsalis
#7
Wei Peng, Wei-Wei Zheng, Kaleem Tariq, Shu-Ning Yu, Hong-Yu Zhang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate various biological processes during insect development; however, their role in larval-pupal development in oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) remains unknown. In current study, we address the biological function of a conserved miRNA, Bdo-Let-7 in the regulation of BdE75 gene, which belongs to ecdysone signaling pathway and participates in the larval-pupal development in B. dorsalis. Using dual luciferase reporter assay in HEK293T cells we show that Bdo-Let-7 miRNA interacts with the 3' UTR of BdE75 gene and suppresses its expression...
September 25, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945001/organ-on-a-chip-technology-for-reproducing-multiorgan-physiology
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REVIEW
Seung Hwan Lee, Jong Hwan Sung
In the drug development process, the accurate prediction of drug efficacy and toxicity is important in order to reduce the cost, labor, and effort involved. For this purpose, conventional 2D cell culture models are used in the early phase of drug development. However, the differences between the in vitro and the in vivo systems have caused the failure of drugs in the later phase of the drug-development process. Therefore, there is a need for a novel in vitro model system that can provide accurate information for evaluating the drug efficacy and toxicity through a closer recapitulation of the in vivo system...
September 25, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944999/systemic-redistribution-of-the-intramyocardially-injected-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-repeated-remote-ischaemic-post-conditioning
#9
Qin Jiang, Tao Yu, Keli Huang, Hao Zhang, Zhe Zheng, Shengshou Hu
We investigated the effect of repeated remote ischaemic post-conditioning (RIPoC) on the organ distribution of the intramyocardially injected MSCs in rat myocardial ischemia model. Myocardial ischemia of adult female Sprague-Dawley rats was induced by 30-min. obstruction of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Repeated RIPoC was induced after ischemia with three cycles of 5-min. occlusion and reperfusion of the limb with the frequency of half a day, 1 or 2 days, respectively. Compared with that by single RIPoC, repeated RIPoC transiently reduced oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation and inflammation in ischaemic myocardium; the gene expression of stromal cell-derived factor-1 alpha (SDF-1α) was consistently induced by repeated RIPoC procedures...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944995/comparative-analysis-of-serum-proteome-in-congenital-scoliosis-patients-with-tbx6-haploinsufficiency-a-first-report-pointing-to-lipid-metabolism
#10
Qiankun Zhu, Nan Wu, Gang Liu, Yangzhong Zhou, Sen Liu, Jun Chen, Jiaqi Liu, Yuzhi Zuo, Zhenlei Liu, Weisheng Chen, Yixin Chen, Jia Chen, Mao Lin, Yanxue Zhao, Yang Yang, Shensgru Wang, Xu Yang, Yufen Ma, Jian Wang, Xiaoli Chen, Jianguo Zhang, Jianxiong Shen, Zhihong Wu, Guixing Qiu
Congenital scoliosis (CS) is a three-dimensional deformity of the spine affecting quality of life. We have demonstrated TBX6 haploinsufficiency is the most important contributor to CS. However, the pathophysiology at the protein level remains unclear. Therefore, this study was to explore the differential proteome in serum of CS patients with TBX6 haploinsufficiency. Sera from nine CS patients with TBX6 haploinsufficiency and nine age- and gender-matched healthy controls were collected and analysed by isobaric tagged relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ) labelling coupled with mass spectrometry (MS)...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944983/oral-prolonged-release-oxycodone-naloxone-for-managing-pain-and-opioid-induced-constipation-a-review-of-the-evidence
#11
REVIEW
Bart J Morlion, Stefan A Mueller-Lissner, Renato Vellucci, Wojciech Leppert, Benoît C Coffin, Sara L Dickerson, Tony O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Opioids provide effective relief from moderate-to-severe pain and should be prescribed as part of a multifaceted approach to pain management when other treatments have failed. Fixed-dose oxycodone/naloxone prolonged-release tablets (OXN PR) were designed to address the opioid class effect of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) by combining the analgesic efficacy of oxycodone with the opioid receptor antagonist, naloxone, which has negligible systemic availability when administered orally...
September 25, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944982/evaluation-of-inos-inhibition-on-kidney-function-and-structure-in-high-fat-diet-induced-kidney-disease
#12
Blanche Martin, Nathalie Caron, Inès Jadot, Vanessa Colombaro, Gabrielle Federici, Clara Depommier, Anne-Émilie Declèves
BACKGROUND: Central obesity is related to caloric excess promoting deleterious cellular responses in targeted organs. Nitric oxide (NO) has been determined as a key player in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases. Here, we investigated the implication of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) in the development of obesity-induced kidney disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: C57Bl/6 male mice were randomized to a low-fat diet (LFD) or a high-fat diet (HFD) and treated with L-NIL, a specific iNOS inhibitor for 16 weeks...
September 25, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944977/characterization-of-dicarboxylic-naphthenic-acid-fraction-compounds-utilizing-amide-derivatization-proof-of-concept
#13
Kevin A Kovalchik, Matthew S MacLennan, Kerry M Peru, Chukwuemeka Ajaero, Dena W McMartin, John V Headley, David D Y Chen
RATIONALE: The characterization of naphthenic acid fraction compounds (NAFCs) in oil sands process affected water (OSPW) is of interest for both toxicology studies and regulatory reasons. Previous studies utilizing authentic standards have identified dicarboxylic naphthenic acids using two-dimensional gas chromatography hyphenated to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC/TOFMS). The selective derivatization of hydroxyl groups has also recently aided in the characterization of oxy-NAFCs, and indirectly the characterization of dicarboxylic NAFCs...
September 25, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944949/the-research-progress-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-traumatic-brain-injury
#14
Gang Li, Yue Yang, Hua-Jiang Dong, Ling Lin
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in children and adults throughout the world. It is urgent to ameliorate TBI damage and reduce the disability and case-fatality rate. Stem cell therapy is another medical revolution after drug and surgical medication. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a class of cells with significant self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation properties and be favorable for the treatment of various diseases and injuries, it could be envisioned that MSCs transplantation may be a promising treatment for TBI...
July 16, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944946/nerve-grafting-vs-common-infraclavicular-intraplexal-nerve-transfer-in-elbow-flexion-restoration
#15
Vesna SİMİć, Andrija SAVİć, Milan JOVANOVİć, Filip VİTOšEVİć, Branko ĐUROVİć, Čedomir MİLOšEVİć, Novak LAKİćEVİć, Miroslav SAMARDžİć, Lukas RASULİć
AIM: The aim of this study is to compare the results of nerve grafting vs. common infraclavicular intraplexal nerve transfer in elbow flexion restoration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 39 patients with upper brachial plexus palsy who were operated using common intraplexal nerve transfer (Oberlin procedure) and the thoracodorsal and medial pectoral nerve transfer to the musculocutaneous nerve or grafting of C5 to the musculocutneous nerve, for elbow flexion restoration...
July 12, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944945/safety-and-efficacy-of-ventriculostomy-procedures-under-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-treated-with-stent-assisted-coiling-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#16
Soner Civi, Cagatay Andic, Ozgur Kardes, Halil İbrahim Suner, Emre Durdag, Ozlem Ozmete, Kadir Tufan
AIM: Stent assisted coilling (SAC) is an alternative in the treatment of ruptured aneurysms. Stenting requires the use of dual antiplatelet agents. Hydrocephaly is a complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) requiring ventriculostomy. Antiplatelet treatment reveal a risk of hemorrhage in ventriculostomy. Anti-aggregant effect starts at least four hours after the initial doses of treatment. However, in many studies, ventriculostomy was performed before antiplatelet treatment and the hemorrhagic complications were related to the procedure...
July 16, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944922/microrna%C3%A2-372-inhibits-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-directly-targeting-e2f1
#17
Ya-Xin Zhao, Hua-Cheng Liu, Wei-Yang Ying, Cheng-Yu Wang, Yao-Jun Yu, Wei-Jian Sun, Jie-Fan Liu
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer and the leading cause of cancer‑associated mortalities among women worldwide today. Accumulating evidence suggested that miR‑372 may serve important roles in the initiation and development of various human cancers. However, the role of miR‑372 in breast cancer remains unknown. The present study demonstrated that the expression level of miR‑372 in human breast cancer tissues and cell lines is significantly reduced compared with normal breast tissues cell lines...
September 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944921/inhibition-of-microrna%C3%A2-155-ameliorates-cardiac-fibrosis-in-the-process-of-angiotensin-ii%C3%A2-induced-cardiac-remodeling
#18
Yuzhen Wei, Xiaofei Yan, Lianhua Yan, Fen Hu, Wenhan Ma, Ya Wang, Shuai Lu, Qiutang Zeng, Zhaohui Wang
Cardiac fibrosis triggered by pressure overload represents one of the major challenges in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. MicroRNA (miRNA/miR)‑155, a member of the small RNA family, has previously been demonstrated to be associated with cardiac inflammation. However, the effect of miR‑155 on cardiac fibrosis induced by angiotensin II (Ang II), particularly in cardiac fibroblasts, requires further investigation. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of miR‑155 in Ang II‑induced cardiac fibrosis using animal models and cardiac fibroblasts...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944920/periodic-acid%C3%A2-schiff-staining-method-for-function-detection-of-liver-cells-is-affected-by-2-horse-serum-in-induction-medium
#19
Hui Hui, Wenjun Ma, Jiejie Cui, Mengjia Gong, Yi Wang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Tongchuan He, Yang Bi, Yun He
Developing a thorough understanding of experimental methods of hepatic differentiation in hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) should expand the knowledge of hepatocyte induction in vitro and may help to develop cell transplantation therapies for the clinical usage of HPCs in liver diseases. A previous induction method effectively induced differentiation and metabolic abilities in HPCs. Periodic acid‑Schiff (PAS) staining is used to identify glycogen synthesis and hepatocyte function; however, this method failed to detect induced hepatocytes...
September 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944919/proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-6-promotes-in%C3%A2-vitro-proliferation-migration-and-inflammatory-cytokine-secretion-of-synovial-fibroblast%C3%A2-like-cells-from-rheumatoid-arthritis-via-nuclear%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-and
#20
Huiyu Jiang, Lin Wang, Feifei Wang, Jihong Pan
Our previous studies demonstrated that expression of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 6 (PCSK6) is greatly enhanced in rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast‑like synoviocytes (RASFs), and that PCSK6 inhibition decreases cell proliferation, migration and invasion. The present study aimed to investigate the functional role of PCSK6 in the hyperplasia of RASFs. Cultured RASFs from RA patients were stimulated with recombinant human (rh)PCSK6. Subsequent changes in proliferation, invasion, migration and the secretion of inflammatory cytokines were measured in vitro using MTT, wound healing and Transwell assays, and ELISA...
September 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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