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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528022/direct-effect-of-curcumin-on-porcine-ovarian-cell-functions
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Attila Kádasi, Nora Maruniaková, Aneta Štochmaľová, Miroslav Bauer, Roland Grossmann, Abdel Halim Harrath, Adriana Kolesárová, Alexander V Sirotkin
Curcuma longa Linn (L.) is a plant widely used in cooking (in curry powder a.o.) and in folk medicine, but its action on reproductive processes and its possible mechanisms of action remain to be investigated. The objective of this study was to examine the direct effects of curcumin, the major Curcuma longa L. molecule, on basic ovarian cell functions such as proliferation, apoptosis, viability and steroidogenesis. Porcine ovarian granulosa cells were cultured with and without curcumin (at doses of 0, 1, 10 and 100μg/ml of medium)...
May 12, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527995/effect-of-aconitum-coreanum-polysaccharide-and-its-sulphated-derivative-on-the-migration-of-human-breast-cancer-mda-mb-435s-cell
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Yandong Zhang, Wei Wu, Lihua Kang, Dehai Yu, Chunshui Liu
Polysaccharides extracted from medicinal plants possess multiple functions. However, the inhibitory capacity of polysaccharides on the metastasis of breast cancer remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the inhibitory activity of Aconitum coreanum polysaccharide (ACP1) and its sulphated derivative ACP1-s on migratory behaviour of human breast cancer cells MDA-MB-435s and evaluated the underlying molecular mechanism. The data from Transwell assay indicated that ACP1 and ACP1-s caused a significant inhibition of MDA-MB-435s cell migration in vitro...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527889/enhanced-cardiomyogenic-induction-of-mouse-pluripotent-cells-by-cyclic-mechanical-stretch
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Akankshya Shradhanjali, Brandon D Riehl, Jeong Soon Lee, Ligyeom Ha, Jung Yul Lim
The cardiac milieu is mechanically active with spontaneous contraction beginning from early development and persistent through maturation and homeostasis, suggesting that mechanical loading may provide biomimetic myocardial developmental signal. In this study, we tested the role of cyclic mechanical stretch loading in the cardiomyogenesis of pluripotent murine embryonic (P19) stem cells. A Flexcell tension system was utilized to apply equiaxial stretch (12% strain, 1.25 Hz frequency) to P19 cell-derived embryoid bodies (EBs)...
May 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527509/impact-of-qi-invigorating-traditional-chinese-medicines-on-intestinal-flora-a-basis-for-rational-choice-of-prebiotics
#4
REVIEW
Xiao-Meng Wang, Xiao-Bo Li, Ying Peng
According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Qi (vital energy) is regarded as a driving force of biological activities in human body, including both nutrient substances and organ functions. Qi-invigorating TCMs are widely used to treat various symptoms and disorders, such as fatigue, obesity, immunosuppression, intestinal flora imbalance, and gastrointestinal diseases, in which Qi is considered to be reduced or depleted. Interestingly, abundant clinical evidences suggest that these disorders are associated with the alternation of intestinal flora, which directly affects disease status...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527505/data-sharing-and-data-registries-in-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Carmen E Capó-Lugo, Abel N Kho, Linda C O'Dwyer, Marc B Rosenman
The field of physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R), along with all the disciplines it encompasses, has evolved rapidly in the past 50 years. The number of controlled trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses in PM&R increased 5-fold from 1998 to 2013. In recent years, professional, private, and governmental institutions have identified the need to track function and functional status across providers and settings of care and on a larger scale. Because function and functional status are key aspects of PM&R, access to and sharing of reliable data will have an important impact on clinical practice...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526905/effectiveness-of-acellular-dermal-matrix-on-autologous-split-thickness-skin-graft-in-treatment-of-deep-tissue-defect-esthetic-subjective-and-objective-evaluation
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Yoo Jung Lee, Myong Chul Park, Dong Ha Park, Hyung Min Hahn, Sue Min Kim, Il Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: A split-thickness skin graft (STSG) is performed to cover a large full-thickness skin defect. Esthetic and functional deficits can result, and many studies have sought to overcome them. This study compared the effectiveness of the acellular dermal matrix (ADM) graft and STSG concerning esthetic and functional effectiveness of ADM on scar quality. METHODS: Of the patients who underwent anterolateral thigh free flap from 2011 to 2015, patients who received skin graft only (n = 10) or skin graft with ADM (n = 20) for coverage of the donor site were enrolled...
May 19, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526658/nonclinical-pharmacology-and-toxicology-of-the-first-biosimilar-insulin-glargine-drug-product-basaglar-%C3%A2-abasaglar-%C3%A2-approved-in-the-european-union
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Richard A Byrd, Rebecca A Owens, Jamie L Blackbourne, David E Coutant, Mark W Farmen, M Dodson Michael, Julie S Moyers, A Eric Schultze, Michael K Sievert, Niraj K Tripathi, John L Vahle
Basaglar(®)/Abasaglar(®) (Lilly insulin glargine [LY IGlar]) is a long-acting human insulin analogue drug product granted marketing authorisation as a biosimilar to Lantus(®) (Sanofi insulin glargine [SA IGlar]) by the European Medicines Agency. We assessed the similarity of LY IGlar to the reference drug product, European Union-sourced SA IGlar (EU-SA IGlar), using nonclinical in vitro and in vivo studies. No biologically relevant differences were observed for receptor binding affinity at either the insulin or insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) receptors, or in assays of functional or de novo lipogenic activity...
May 16, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526628/heparin-based-hydrogels-induce-human-renal-tubulogenesis-in-vitro
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Heather M Weber, Mikhail V Tsurkan, Valentina Magno, Uwe Freudenberg, Carsten Werner
Dialysis or kidney transplantation is the only therapeutic option for end stage renal disease. Accordingly, there is a large unmet clinical need for new causative therapeutic treatments. Obtaining robust models that mimic the complex nature of the human kidney is a critical step in the development of new therapeutic strategies. Here we establish a synthetic in vitro human renal tubulogenesis model based on a tunable glycosaminoglycan-hydrogel platform. In this system, renal tubulogenesis can be modulated by the adjustment of hydrogel mechanics and degradability, growth factor signaling, and the presence of insoluble adhesion cues, potentially providing new insights for regenerative therapy...
May 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526591/macrophage-based-therapeutic-strategies-in-regenerative-medicine
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Kara L Spiller, Timothy J Koh
Mounting evidence suggests that therapeutic cell and drug delivery strategies designed to actively harness the regenerative potential of the inflammatory response have great potential in regenerative medicine. In particular, macrophages have emerged as a primary target because of their critical roles in regulating multiple phases of tissue repair through their unique ability to rapidly shift phenotypes. Herein, we review macrophage-based therapies, focusing on the translational potential for cell delivery of ex vivo-activated macrophages and delivery of molecules and biomaterials to modulate accumulation and phenotype of endogenous macrophages...
May 16, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526439/-over-diagnosis-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-primary-care-prevalence-and-determining-factors
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R Golpe, M Díaz-Fernández, N Mengual-Macenlle, P Sanjuán-López, I Martín-Robles, E Cano-Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: COPD under-diagnosis is common in Primary Health Care medicine, due to the low use of spirometry, but there is less information about over-diagnosis of the disease in patients that have a clinical diagnosis of COPD. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the study was to investigate the prevalence of COPD over-diagnosis in Primary Care medicine. Secondary objectives were to determine the factors associated with an incorrect clinical diagnosis of COPD and to analyse whether the pharmacological treatment is different for patients with correct or incorrect diagnosis...
May 17, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526249/modified-children-s-sleep-habits-questionnaire-for-behavioral-sleep-problems-a-validation-study
#11
Karen A Bonuck, Beth L Goodlin-Jones, Clyde Schechter, Judith Owens
OBJECTIVES: Behavioral sleep problems (BSPs) are prevalent and consequential in young children. There is a need for screening tools that identify BSPs-which are often rooted in the parent-young child relationship-and typically respond to behavior management. Such a tool would increase capacity to identify and treat BSPs. We sought to validate a short-form version of the widely used Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (SF-CSHQ) that omitted items that would not be responsive to behavioral strategies...
June 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526097/abundance-of-active-ingredients-in-sea-buckthorn-oil
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REVIEW
Aleksandra Zielińska, Izabela Nowak
Vegetable oils are obtained by mechanical extraction or cold pressing of various parts of plants, most often: seeds, fruits, and drupels. Chemically, these oils are compounds of the ester-linked glycerol and higher fatty acids with long aliphatic chain hydrocarbons (min. C14:0). Vegetable oils have a variety of properties, depending on their percentage of saturation. This article describes sea-buckthorn oil, which is extracted from the well characterized fruit and seeds of sea buckthorn. The plant has a large number of active ingredients the properties of which are successfully used in the cosmetic industry and in medicine...
May 19, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525368/indirubin-improves-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-functions-in-lipopolysaccharide-challenged-mice
#13
Tianjie Qi, Haitao Li, Shuai Li
Indirubin, a traditional Chinese medicine formulation from the Muricidae family, has been reported to exhibit abroad anti-cancer and anti-inflammation activities and mediate nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) signal. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the protective effects of indirubin on LPS-induced acute lung injury and the potential mechanism in mice. The results showed that LPS treatment caused oxidative stress and inflammation in mice. Indirubin alleviated LPS-caused oxidative stress and inflammation via reducing MDA abundance and IL-1β and TNF-α expressions in mice...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525313/a-tunable-three-dimensional-in-vitro-culture-model-of-growth-plate-cartilage-using-alginate-hydrogel-scaffolds
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Alek G Erickson, Taylor D Laughlin, Sarah M Romereim, Catherine N Sargus-Patino, Angela K Pannier, Andrew T Dudley
Defining the final size and geometry of engineered tissues through precise control of the scalar and vector components of tissue growth is a necessary benchmark for regenerative medicine, but it has proved to be a significant challenge for tissue engineers. The growth plate cartilage that promotes elongation of the long bones is a good model system for studying morphogenetic mechanisms because cartilage is composed of a single cell type, the chondrocyte; chondrocytes are readily maintained in culture; and growth trajectory is predominately in a single vector...
May 18, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525279/double-winged-3-hydroxypyrimidine-2-4-diones-potent-and-selective-inhibition-against-hiv-1-rnase-h-with-significant-antiviral-activity
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Sanjeev Kumar V Vernekar, Jing Tang, Bulan Wu, Andrew D Huber, Mary C Casey, Nataliya S Myshakina, Daniel J Wilson, Jayakanth Kankanala, Karen A Kirby, Michael A Parniak, Stefan G Sarafianos, Zhengqiang Wang
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) reverse transcriptase (RT)-associated ribonuclease H (RNase H) remains the only virally encoded enzymatic function yet to be exploited as an antiviral target. One of the possible challenges may be that targeting HIV RNase H is confronted with a steep substrate barrier. We have previously reported a 3-hydroxypyrimidine-2,4-dione (HPD) subtype that potently and selectively inhibited RNase H without inhibiting HIV in cell culture. We report herein a critical redesign of the HPD chemotype featuring an additional wing at the C5 position that led to drastically improved RNase H inhibition and significant antiviral activity...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525203/-short-history-of-cranial-trauma-in-western-country-part-2
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J Noterman
The treatment of cranial traumatism has been the subject of numerous publications since the " corpus hippocraticum ". Following this period, the school of Alexandria will only be known thanks to Celsus. After him, Galen will determine the therapeutic attitude in accordance with the hippocratic theory. This theory will have an influence for more than 1.500 years. A better knowledge of anatomy will shake the galenic system for the first time at the Renaissance. The decisive progress will arise in the XIX century, with the emergence of experimental medicine, Pasteur's discoveries, and the greater knowledge of nervous system function...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524887/integrative-palliative-care-complementary-medicine-in-oncology%C3%A2
#17
Eran Ben-Arye, Yifat Katz, Daphna Wolf, Noah Samuels
This article presents the collaborative effort of two complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) professionals caring for three patients with cancer. The challenges facing the integration of CIM in an oncology setting are addressed, and the collaboration between the two CIM practitioners is discussed. The effect of the combined approach was synergistic, empowering the patients and the CIM practitioners, reducing symptom burdens, and improving quality of life and function. 
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June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524865/dual-stimuli-responsive-and-reversibly-activatable-theranostic-nanoprobe-for-precision-tumor-targeting-and-fluorescence-guided-photothermal-therapy
#18
Xu Zhao, Cheng-Xiong Yang, Li-Gong Chen, Xiu-Ping Yan
The integrated functions of diagnostics and therapeutics make theranostics great potential for personalized medicine. Stimulus-responsive therapy allows spatial control of therapeutic effect only in the site of interest, and offers promising opportunities for imaging-guided precision therapy. However, the imaging strategies in previous stimulus-responsive therapies are 'always on' or irreversible 'turn on' modality, resulting in poor signal-to-noise ratios or even 'false positive' results. Here we show the design of dual-stimuli-responsive and reversibly activatable nanoprobe for precision tumour-targeting and fluorescence-guided photothermal therapy...
May 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524039/-prevention-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-gubiao-pixie-prescription-for-nosocomial-infection-in-elderly-population
#19
Wanxiang Zhang, Bochao Wang, Zhijun Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the curative effect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Gubiao Pixie prescription on the prevention of nosocomial infection in elderly patients with susceptible factors. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The elderly patients aged over 70 years admitted to the Department of Integrated TCM and Western Medicine of Tianjin First Center Hospital from March 2015 to March 2016 were enrolled. The patients were divided into experiment group and control group by random number table...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523956/pathogen-reduction-technologies-the-pros-and-cons-for-platelet-transfusion
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Audrey Magron, Jonathan Laugier, Patrick Provost, Eric Boilard
The transfusion of platelets is essential for diverse pathological conditions associated with thrombocytopenia or platelet disorders. To maintain optimal platelet quality and functions, platelets are stored as platelet concentrates (PCs) at room temperature under continuous agitation-conditions that are permissive for microbial proliferation. In order to reduce these contaminants, pathogen reduction technologies (PRTs) were developed by the pharmaceutical industry and subsequently implemented by blood banks...
May 19, 2017: Platelets
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