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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724268/efficient-expansion-of-sall4-transduced-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-cd133-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#1
Majid Mossahebi-Mohammadi, Amir Atashi, Saeid Kaviani, Masoud Soleimani
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) were characterized by self-renewal and multilineage potential. Umbilical cord blood-derived (UCB) as an alternative source of HSCs is widely used especially in children for stem cells transplant (SCT). The main limitation in using UCB for transplantation especially in adults is low cell dose. To overcome this limitation besides using double dose UCB, ex vivo expansion is the most important way to increase cell number for transplantation. HSCs are mainly isolated using CD133 or CD34...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723937/electricity-system-based-on-100-renewable-energy-for-india-and-saarc
#2
Ashish Gulagi, Piyush Choudhary, Dmitrii Bogdanov, Christian Breyer
The developing region of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) is home to a large number of people living below the poverty line. In future, providing affordable, universally accessible, reliable, low to zero carbon electricity in this region will be the main aim. A cost optimal 100% renewable energy system is simulated for SAARC for the year 2030 on an hourly resolved basis. The region was divided into 16 sub-regions and three different scenarios were set up based on the level of high voltage direct current (HVDC) grid connections...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723895/visible-light-driven-methane-formation-from-co2-with-a-molecular-iron-catalyst
#3
Heng Rao, Luciana C Schmidt, Julien Bonin, Marc Robert
Converting CO2 into fuel or chemical feedstock compounds could in principle reduce fossil fuel consumption and climate-changing CO2 emissions. One strategy aims for electrochemical conversions powered by electricity from renewable sources, but photochemical approaches driven by sunlight are also conceivable. A considerable challenge in both approaches is the development of efficient and selective catalysts, ideally based on cheap and Earth-abundant elements rather than expensive precious metals. Of the molecular photo- and electrocatalysts reported, only a few catalysts are stable and selective for CO2 reduction; moreover, these catalysts produce primarily CO or HCOOH, and catalysts capable of generating even low to moderate yields of highly reduced hydrocarbons remain rare...
July 17, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723468/trends-in-antibiotic-resistance-in-urologic-practice
#4
REVIEW
Hala Kandil, Emma Cramp, Tejal Vaghela
CONTEXT: The significant global upsurge in antimicrobial resistance, particularly among Enterobacteriaceae, represents a serious threat to health care systems. The implications for urologic practice are of particular concern. OBJECTIVE: To review trends in antibiotic resistance in urologic practice. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We report current European trends of resistance in Gram-negative uropathogens. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: In addition to β-lactam resistance, Gram-negative pathogens are often resistant to multiple drug classes, including aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, and carbapenems, commonly used to treat urologic infections...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722205/temperature-stability-of-proteins-analysis-of-irreversible-denaturation-using-isothermal-calorimetry
#5
Arne Schön, Benjamin R Clarkson, Maria Jaime, Ernesto Freire
The structural stability of proteins has been traditionally studied under conditions in which the folding/unfolding reaction is reversible, since thermodynamic parameters can only be determined under these conditions. Achieving reversibility conditions in temperature stability experiments has often required performing the experiments at acidic pH or other non-physiological solvent conditions. With the rapid development of protein drugs, the fastest growing segment in the pharmaceutical industry, the need to evaluate protein stability under formulation conditions has acquired renewed urgency...
July 19, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722162/cyanidin-suppresses-autophagic-activity-regulating-chondrocyte-hypertrophic-differentiation
#6
Zhen Cao, Song Huang, Ce Dou, Qiang Xiang, Shiwu Dong
Cartilage is a kind of special connective tissue which does not contain neither blood vessels nor lymphatics and nerves. Therefore, the damage in cartilage is difficult to be repaired spontaneously. Constructing tissue engineered cartilage provides a new technique for cartilage repairing. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess a unique capability of self-renew and can differentiate into pre-chondrocytes which are frequently applied as seed cells in tissue engineering. However, in regenerated cartilage the chondrocytes derived from MSCs can hardly maintain homeostasis and preferentially present hypertrophic like phenotype...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721814/refractory-causes-of-kernicterus-in-developed-countries-can-we-eradicate-g6pd-deficiency-triggered-and-low-bilirubin-kernicterus
#7
Jon Freeman Watchko
BACKGROUND: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency triggered and low-bilirubin kernicterus persist despite current prevention strategies. OBJECTIVE: Efforts to eradicate bilirubin induced brain injury in these two conditions will require novel approaches to riskassessment and hyperbilirubinemia evaluation. METHOD: In the case of G6PD deficency, a heightenedawareness of populations at risk on who expanded kernicterus preventio strategies can befocused including intensified parental engagement, education and counselling on neonataljaundice...
July 18, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721768/older-nurses-more-likely-not-to-renew-registration-since-start-of-revalidation
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Increased numbers of older nurses have left the register since the introduction of revalidation, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revealed.
July 19, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721740/clinical-features-and-subjective-physiological-responses-to-emotional-stimuli-in-the-presence-of-emotion-dysregulation-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#9
Candan Taskiran, Serkan Karaismailoglu, Halime Tuna Cak Esen, Zeynep Tuzun, Aysen Erdem, Zeynep Dicle Balkanci, Anil Barak Dolgun, Sadriye Ebru Cengel Kultur
INTRODUCTION: Emotion dysregulation (ED) has long been recognized in clinical descriptions of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but a renewed interest in ED has advanced research on the overlap between the two entities. Autonomic reactivity (AR) is a neurobiological correlate of emotion regulation; however, the association between ADHD and AR remains unclear. Our aim was to explore the clinical differences, AR, and subjective emotional responses to visual emotional stimuli in ADHD children with and without ED...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721525/-epidemic-or-peripheral-phenomenon-a%C3%A2-medical-history-of-the-cocaine-wave-in-the-weimar-republic
#10
Hannes Walter
An empirical investigation refutes the popular conception that excessive drug usage was a widespread social phenomenon in the Weimar Republic. Although physicians warned the public and politicians of a "cocaine wave" that threatened the public health, there is no evidence that indicates a significant increase of cocaine use during the twenties. The decisive cause for this moral panic was caused instead by the disease pattern of "Cocainism". The addiction carried the imprint of an infectious disease and would destroy the body, the will, and the civic life of its victims...
July 18, 2017: NTM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721456/antiangiogenic-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-colorectal-cancer-is-there-a-path-to-making-them-more-effective
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REVIEW
Thomas B Karasic, Mark A Rosen, Peter J O'Dwyer
Antiangiogenic therapy has a proven survival benefit in metastatic colorectal cancer. Inhibition of the VEGF pathway using a variety of extracellular antibody approaches has clear benefit in combination with chemotherapy, while intracellular blockade using tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as sorafenib and regorafenib has had more limited success. Pharmacodynamic modeling using modalities such as DCE-MRI indicates potent antiangiogenic effects of these TKIs, yet numerous combination therapies, primarily with chemotherapy, have failed to demonstrate an additive benefit...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720699/cellular-trade-offs-and-optimal-resource-allocation-during-cyanobacterial-diurnal-growth
#12
Alexandra-M Reimers, Henning Knoop, Alexander Bockmayr, Ralf Steuer
Cyanobacteria are an integral part of Earth's biogeochemical cycles and a promising resource for the synthesis of renewable bioproducts from atmospheric CO2 Growth and metabolism of cyanobacteria are inherently tied to the diurnal rhythm of light availability. As yet, however, insight into the stoichiometric and energetic constraints of cyanobacterial diurnal growth is limited. Here, we develop a computational framework to investigate the optimal allocation of cellular resources during diurnal phototrophic growth using a genome-scale metabolic reconstruction of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942...
July 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720627/costs-of-transforming-established-primary-care-practices-to-patient-centered-medical-homes-pcmhs
#13
Neil S Fleming, Briget da Graca, Gerald O Ogola, Steven D Culler, Jessica Austin, Patrice McConnell, Russell McCorkle, Phil Aponte, Michael Massey, Cliff Fullerton
BACKGROUND: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) shows promise for improving care and reducing costs. We sought to reduce the uncertainty regarding the time and cost of PCMH transformation by quantifying the direct costs of transforming 57 practices in a medical group to National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-recognized Level III PCMHs. METHODS: We conducted structured interviews with corporate leaders, and with physicians, practice administrators, and office managers from a representative sample of practices regarding time spent on PCMH transformation and NCQA application, and related purchases...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720477/nanoquinacrine-caused-apoptosis-in-oral-cancer-stem-cells-by-disrupting-the-interaction-between-gli1-and-%C3%AE-catenin-through-activation-of-gsk3%C3%AE
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Anmada Nayak, Sumit Siddharth, Sarita Das, Deepika Nayak, Chinmayee Sethy, Chanakya Nath Kundu
Presences of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in a bulk of cancer cells are responsible for tumor relapse, metastasis and drug resistance in oral cancer. Due to high drug efflux, DNA repair and self-renewable capacity of CSCs, the conventional chemotherapeutic agents are unable to kill the CSCs. CSCs utilizes Hedgehog (HH-GLI), WNT-β catenin signalling for its growth and development. GSK3β negatively regulates both the pathways in CSCs. Here, we have shown that a nano-formulated bioactive small molecule inhibitor Quinacrine (NQC) caused apoptosis in oral cancer stem cells (OCSCs; isolated from different oral cancer cells and oral cancer patient derived primary cells) by down regulating WNT-β catenin and HH-GLI components through activation of GSK3β...
July 15, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720065/microrna-139-5p-inhibits-bladder-cancer-proliferation-and-self-renewal-by-targeting-the-bmi1-oncogene
#15
Hongbo Luo, Rui Yang, Chun Li, Yongqing Tong, Lingling Fan, Xiuheng Liu, Chuanrui Xu
MiR-139-5p has been reported to be overexpressed in many types of cancers, but its role in bladder cancer has not been elucidated yet. Here, we report that miR-139-5p functions as a tumor suppressor in bladder cancer and inhibits the cancer stem cell self-renewal by targeting Bmi1 directly. We found that miR-139-5p expression was significantly downregulated in the bladder cancer specimens compared with that in adjacent normal tissues. In vitro, restoration of miR-139-5p expression significantly inhibited the proliferation of bladder cancer cells...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719749/transformation-of-unsaturated-fatty-acids-esters-to-corresponding-keto-fatty-acids-esters-by-aerobic-oxidation-with-pd-ii-lewis-acid-la-catalyst
#16
Ahmed M Senan, Sicheng Zhang, Miao Zeng, Zhuqi Chen, Guochuan Yin
Utilization of renewable biomass to partly replace the fossil resources in industrial applications has attracted attention due to the limited fossil feedstock with the increased environmental concerns. This work introduced a modified Wacker-type oxidation for transformation of unsaturated fatty acids/esters to the corresponding keto fatty acids/esters, in which Cu2+ cation was replaced with common non-redox metal ions, that is, a novel Pd(II)/Lewis acid (LA) catalyst. It was found that adding non-redox metal ions can effectively promote Pd(II)-catalyzed oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids/esters to the corresponding keto fatty acids/esters, even much better than Cu2+, and the promotional effect is highly dependent on the Lewis acidity of added non-redox metal ions...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719497/serologic-responses-in-childhood-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#17
Bareng A S Nonyane, Mark P Nicol, Nicholas J Andreas, Stefanie Rimmele, Nicole Schneiderhan-Marra, Lesley J Workman, Mark D Perkins, Thomas Joos, Tobias Broger, Jerrold J Ellner, David Alland, Beate Kampmann, Susan E Dorman, Heather J Zar
BACKGROUND: Identification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis immunoproteome and antigens associated with serologic responses in adults has renewed interest in developing a serologic test for childhood tuberculosis (TB). We investigated IgG antibody responses against M. tuberculosis antigens in children with well-characterized TB. METHODS: We studied archived sera obtained from hospitalized children with suspected pulmonary TB, and classified as having confirmed TB (culture-confirmed), unlikely TB (clinical improvement without TB treatment), or unconfirmed TB (all others)...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719040/discovering-long-term-potentiation-ltp-recollections-and-reflections-on-what-came-after
#18
REVIEW
Terje Lømo
Chance events led me to a lifelong career in scientific research. They paved the way for being the first to see long-term potentiation of synaptic efficiency (LTP) in Per Andersen's lab in Oslo in 1966. Here I describe my way to this discovery and the experiments with Tim Bliss in 1968-1969 that led to Bliss and Lømo, 1973. Surprisingly, we later failed to reproduce these results. I discuss possible reasons for this failure, which made us both leave LTP research, in my case for good, in Tim's case for several years...
July 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718632/systematic-approaches-to-efficiently-produce-2-3-butanediol-in-a-marine-cyanobacterium
#19
Nicole E Nozzi, Anna E Case, Austin L Carroll, Shota Atsumi
Cyanobacteria have attracted significant interest as a platform for renewable production of fuel and feedstock chemicals from abundant atmospheric carbon dioxide by way of photosynthesis. While great strides have been made in developing this technology in freshwater cyanobacteria, logistical issues remain in scale-up. Use of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 (7002) as a chemical production chassis could address a number of these issues given the higher tolerance to salt, light, and heat as well as the fast growth rate of 7002 in comparison to traditional model cyanobacteria such as Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 and Synechocystis sp...
July 18, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718442/wnt-planar-cell-polarity-signaling-new-opportunities-for-cancer-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Avais M Daulat, Jean-Paul Borg
Cancer cells are addicted to a large spectrum of extracellular cues implicated in initiation, stem cell renewal, tumor growth, dissemination in the body, and resistance to treatment. Wingless/Int-1 (Wnt) ligands and their associated signaling cascades contribute to most of these processes, paving the way for opportunities in therapeutic development. The developmental Wnt/planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway is the most recently described branch of Wnt signaling strongly implicated in cancer development at early and late stages...
February 2017: Trends in Cancer
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