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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231498/bone-specific-poly-ethylene-sodium-phosphate-bearing-biodegradable-nanoparticles
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Yuya Hirano, Yasuhiko Iwasaki
Chemotherapy is the most reliable treatment for osteoporosis and osseous metastases. To facilitate better drug delivery for bone treatments, a novel preparation of polymeric nanoparticles with high affinity to bone has been prepared. Two-step synthesis of cholesteryl-functionalized poly(ethylene sodium phosphate) (Ch-PEPn·Na) was performed via ring-opening polymerization of cyclic phosphoesters and the demethylation. The molecular weight of Ch-PEPn·Na could be well controlled by changing the ratio of cholesterol and cyclic phosphoesters...
February 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231308/diet-diversity-and-nutritional-status-among-adults-in-southwest-china
#2
Qiang Zhang, Xinguang Chen, Zhitao Liu, Deepthi S Varma, Rong Wan, Shiwen Zhao
BACKGROUND: With rapid urbanization in the past decades, diet diversity continues to increase in China. The present cross-sectional study aims to explore the association between dietary diversity and nutritional status among adults in southwest China. METHODS: This study used data from 2011-2012 National Nutritional Survey in Yunnan Province, southwest China (N = 1105).Data of three consecutive 24-hour dietary recalls were used to calculate dietary diversity scores (DDS) and nutrient adequacy ratio (NAR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230995/synthesis-of-high-quality-biodiesel-using-feedstock-and-catalyst-derived-from-fish-wastes
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Devarapaga Madhu, Rajan Arora, Shalini Sahani, Veena Singh, Yogesh Chandra Sharma
A low cost and high purity calcium oxide (CaO) was prepared from waste crab shells which were extracted from the dead crabs, used as efficient solid base catalyst in the synthesis of biodiesel. Raw fish oil was extracted from the waste parts of fish through mechanical expeller followed by solvent extraction. Physical as well as chemical properties of raw fish oil were studied and FFA's composition was analysed with GC-MS. Stable and high purity calcium oxide (CaO) was obtained when the material was calcined at 800 °C for 4 h...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230063/effects-of-calcium-plus-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-blood-pressure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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L Wu, D Sun
The effect of calcium or vitamin D supplement on blood pressure (BP) has been explored in previous meta-analyses, but the results are conflicting. The combined efficacy of calcium and vitamin D on BP has not been systematically assessed. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to explore the effect of calcium plus vitamin D (CaD) supplementation on changes of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure among male and female participants (with and without diagnosed hypertension) aged 18 years or older...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229630/elevated-basal-cytosolic-calcium-of-endothelial-cells-influences-the-post-surgical-outcome-in-diabetic-cts
#5
I M Bin-Jaliah, Mea Shariff, P S Nayar, H C Chandramoorthy
Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-induced neuropathy and ischemia-reperfusion post-surgery prolong carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) pathology, but the effect of T2DM on the prognostic outcome of carpal tunnel (CT) release surgery needs to be investigated. Materials and methods A total of 64 individuals with CTS underwent CT release surgery. HbA1c levels identified their diabetic status. The individual prognostic outcomes were measured by nerve conduction velocity (NCV), amplitude, and latency. Measurement of [Ca(2+)]c and reactive oxygen species (ROS) from isolated endothelial cells (ECs) revealed the oxidative burden of the normal and diabetic CTS phenotypes...
December 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229586/chlorhexidine-loaded-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-nanoparticles-for-inhibiting-degradation-and-inducing-mineralization-of-type-i-collagen
#6
Xue Cai, Bing Han, Yan Liu, Fucong Tian, Fuxin Liang, Xiaoyan Wang
A major shortcoming of contemporary dentin adhesives is their limited durability. Exposed collagen fibrils within the bonding interface are degraded by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), resulting in aging of the resin-dentin bond. In this study, chlorhexidine-loaded amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) nanoparticles were synthesized to induce the mineralization of collagen fibrils. The nanoparticles sustainably released chlorhexidine, to inhibit MMPs during mineralization. Three types of ACP nanoparticles were prepared: N-ACP containing no chlorhexidine, C-ACP containing chlorhexidine acetate, and G-ACP containing chlorhexidine gluconate, which had a higher drug-loading than C-ACP...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228795/bone-scintigraphy-of-severe-hypercalcemia-following-simvastatin-induced-rhabdomyolysis
#7
Zubair B Mirza, Sophia Hu, Louis F Amorosa
Simvastatin induced rhabdomyolysis with renal failure is a well reported clinical entity with hyperkalemia recognized as a life threatening risk. The risk of delayed hypercalcemia during the recovery of renal function is not well appreciated as this varies in severity and can be caused by multiple mechanisms. We present a patient with high dose simvastatin induced rhabdomyolysis leading to late onset of severe hypercalcemia due to calcium phosphate deposition in muscles diagnosed by distinctive bone scintigraphy...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228781/denosumab-is-really-effective-in-the-treatment-of-osteoporosis-secondary-to-hypogonadism-in-prostate-carcinoma-patients-a-prospective-randomized-multicenter-international-study
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Carlo Doria, Paolo Tranquilli Leali, Federico Solla, Gianluca Maestretti, Massimo Balsano, Robero Mario Scarpa
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is a complication of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with prostate carcinoma. The best defense against osteoporosis in prostate cancer is to identify patients with a high risk for fracture during the first clinical visit, select an effective anti-osteoporosis agent, and advise the patient to change his lifestyle and diet to prevent further bone loss. New agents include denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the RANK ligand (RANKL). RANKL promotes the formation, activity, and survival of osteoclasts and, thus, supports the breakdown of bone...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228779/a-retrospective-study-on-screening-and-management-of-osteoporosis-in-breast-cancer-women-treated-with-aromatase-inhibitors-in-libya
#9
Hanan Saaddedin Abushwereb, M Elhabash, S Elhamshari, H Eshaefi
Negative health effects of aromatase inhibitors (AI) treatments on bones such as osteoporosis are evidenced. This impact of the aromatase inhibitors on bone. This study aimed to improve the medical assistance given to patients under AI treatment to minimize secondary osteoporosis. Fifty Libyan postmenopausal women treated with AI to fight breast cancer were selected from attendants Tripoli Medical Center (TMC), Oncology Department during year 2014. A closed questionnaire was requested from each women including data about age, age at AI therapy, and types of AI, age at bone densitometry measurement, onset and symptoms of osteoporosis, treatment of osteoporosis and measurement of vitamin D and calcium supplement given...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227365/integrated-quantification-based-on-confocal-imaging-cell-crowding-modulates-heterogeneity-in-gpcr-mediated-calcium-oscillation
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Jophin G Joseph, S Nanda, S Vennamalla, G Bhure, Ranjana Singh, Soumya Jana, Lopamudra Giri, Jophin G Joseph, S Nanda, S Vennamalla, G Bhure, Ranjana Singh, Soumya Jana, Lopamudra Giri, Soumya Jana, Lopamudra Giri, Jophin G Joseph, S Nanda, Ranjana Singh, G Bhure, S Vennamalla
Results from single cell imaging, facilitated by high resolution microscopy, have demonstrated cell-to-cell variability within the same cell population in contexts ranging from cell growth to cell migration. Recent studies suggest that such variability conveys important information about diseased states. However, manual analysis and interpretation of heterogeneous calcium oscillation based on time-lapsed images, as practiced today, is tedious, and essentially infeasible for large datasets. As a practical alternative, we present an integrated platform that includes calcium imaging using confocal microscope, algorithmic cell segmentation, and statistical analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226849/investigation-of-the-ca-2-response-of-human-hnt-astrocytes-to-laser-removal-of-cellular-processes
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Brad J Raos, E Scott Graham, Charles P Unsworth, Brad J Raos, E Scott Graham, Charles P Unsworth, Charles P Unsworth, Brad J Raos, E Scott Graham
We demonstrate, for the first time, UV laser ablative microsurgery as a method for pruning astrocytic processes from live hNT astrocytic networks in vitro. Calcium fluorescence imaging was used to evaluate the cellular response to process ablation. The results showed that ablation of astrocyte processes induced an immediate increase in intracellular calcium level which propagated through the cells cytoplasm as a wave originating from the ablation site. The increased intracellular calcium dissipated from the body of the cell but remained high in the vicinity of the ablation site...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226188/effects-of-melatonin-on-seedling-growth-mineral-nutrition-and-nitrogen-metabolism-in-cucumber-under-nitrate-stress
#12
Ruimin Zhang, Yunkuo Sun, Zeyu Liu, Wen Jin, Yan Sun
In China, excessive use of nitrogen fertilizers in greenhouses leads to nitrate accumulations in soil and plants, which then limits productivity. Melatonin, an evolutionarily highly conserved molecule, has a wide range of functions in plants. We analyzed the effects of melatonin pretreatment on the growth, mineral nutrition, and nitrogen metabolism in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L. 'Jin You No. 1') when seedlings were exposed to nitrate stress. An application of 0.1 mM melatonin significantly improved the growth of plants and reduced their susceptibility to damage due to high nitrate levels (0...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225873/alert-for-bone-alterations-and-low-serum-concentrations-of-vitamin-d-in-patients-with-intestinal-inflammatory-disease
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Lorete Maria da Silva Kotze, Carolina Tabata Costa, Murilo Franco Cavassani, Renato Mitsunori Nisihara
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are characterized by chronic inflammation of the intestine that can reduce the absorption of nutrients such as vitamin D and calcium. OBJECTIVE: To investigate bone alterations and serum levels of vitamin D in patients with IBD. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study based on a review of medical records of patients from a private office in Curitiba, PR, Brazil...
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225127/high-chloride-content-calcium-silicate-glasses
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Xiaojing Chen, Natalia Karpukhina, Delia S Brauer, Robert G Hill
Chloride is known to volatilize from silicate glass melts and until now, only a limited number of studies on oxychloride silicate glasses have been reported. In this paper we have synthesized silicate glasses that retain large amounts of CaCl2. The CaCl2 has been added to the calcium metasilicate composition (CaO·SiO2). Glasses were produced via a melt quench route and an average of 70% of the chloride was retained after melting. Up to 31.6 mol% CaCl2 has been successfully incorporated into these silicate glasses without the occurrence of crystallization...
February 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225097/synthesis-and-structure-of-synthetically-pure-and-deuterated-amorphous-basic-calcium-carbonates
#15
Hsiu-Wen Wang, Luke L Daemen, Michael C Cheshire, Michelle K Kidder, Andrew G Stack, Lawrence F Allard, Jörg Neuefeind, Daniel Olds, Jue Liu, Katharine Page
It is generally believed that H2O and OH(-) are the key species stabilizing and controlling amorphous calcium carbonate "polyamorph" forms, and may in turn control the ultimate crystallization products during synthesis and in natural systems. Yet, the locations and hydrogen-bonding network of these species in ACC have never been measured directly using neutron diffraction. We report a synthesis route that overcomes the existing challenges with respect to yield quantities and deuteration, both of which are critically necessary for high quality neutron studies...
February 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224703/potentially-inappropriate-medications-in-chinese-older-adults-the-beers-criteria-compared-with-the-screening-tool-of-older-persons-prescriptions-criteria
#16
Hong Li, Shiyun Pu, Qinhui Liu, Xin Huang, Jiangying Kuang, Lei Chen, Jing Shen, Shihai Cheng, Tong Wu, Rui Li, Yanping Li, Li Mo, Wei Jiang, Yi Song, Jinhan He
AIM: The present study aimed to assess the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) use in West China Hospital residents aged ≥65 years, using two sets of criteria - the Beers and Screening Tool of Older Persons' Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria - and to compare the Beers and STOPP criteria, and to determine the better criteria for assessing PIM of older adults in China. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study, and all patients were aged ≥65 years and admitted through the Information Center of West China Hospital from October 2010 to April 2013...
February 22, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224220/calcium-intake-in-winter-pregnancy-attenuates-impact-of-vitamin-d-inadequacy-on-urine-ntx-a-marker-of-bone-resorption
#17
Eileen C O'Brien, Mark T Kilbane, Malachi J McKenna, Ricardo Segurado, Aisling A Geraghty, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
PURPOSE: Pregnancy is characterised by increased bone turnover, but high bone turnover with resorption exceeding formation may lead to negative maternal bone remodelling. Recent studies are conflicting regarding the effect of calcium on skeletal health in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to examine the seasonal effect of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and dietary calcium on a marker of bone resorption. METHODS: This was prospective study of 205 pregnant women [two cohorts; early pregnancy at 13 weeks (n = 96), and late pregnancy at 28 weeks (n = 109)]...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223427/calcium-dependent-enhancement-by-extracellular-acidity-of-the-cytotoxicity-of-mitochondrial-inhibitors-against-melanoma
#18
Fumihito Noguchi, Shigeki Inui, Clare Fedele, Mark Shackleton, Satoshi Itami
Extracellular acidity is a hallmark of cancers and is independent of hypoxia. Since acidity potentiates malignant phenotypes, therapeutic strategies that enhance the targeting of oncogenic mechanisms in an acidic microenvironment should be effective. We report here that drugs which abrogate mitochondrial respiration show enhanced cytotoxicity against melanoma cells in a normoxic but acidic extracellular pH, independent from P53 mutations, BRAF (V600E) mutations and/or resistance against BRAF inhibitors. Conversely, the cytotoxicity against melanoma cells of mitochondrial inhibitors is impaired by a neutral or alkaline extracellular pH and in vivo systemic alkalinization with NaHCO3 enhanced subcutaneous tumor growth and lung metastasis of B16F10 cells in mice treated with the mitochondrial inhibitor phenformin...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223122/individual-and-combined-effects-of-aflatoxin-b1-deoxynivalenol-and-zearalenone-on-hepg2-and-raw-264-7-cell-lines
#19
Hongyuan Zhou, Saji George, Crystal Hay, Joel Lee, He Qian, Xiulan Sun
To understand the combinatorial toxicity of mycotoxins, we measured the effects of individual, binary and tertiary combinations of Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), Deoxynivalenol (DON) and Zearalenone (ZEN) on the cell viability and cellular perturbations of HepG2 and RAW 264.7 cells. The nature of mycotoxins interactions was assessed using mathematical modeling (Chou-Talalay). Mechanisms of cytotoxicity were studied using high content screening (HCS) that probed cytotoxicity responses, such as changes in intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]i) flux, and cell membrane damage...
February 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223025/transcriptional-regulation-of-human-paraoxonase-1-by-nuclear-receptors
#20
REVIEW
N Ponce-Ruiz, F E Murillo-González, A E Rojas-García, Mike Mackness, Y Y Bernal-Hernández, B S Barrón-Vivanco, C A González-Arias, I M Medina-Díaz
Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is a calcium-dependent esterase synthesized primarily in the liver and secreted into the plasma, where it is associates with high density lipoproteins (HDL). PON1 acts as antioxidant preventing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation which is believed to be critical in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Additionally, PON1 hydrolyzes and detoxifies some toxic metabolites of organophosphorus compounds (OPs). Thus, PON1 activity and expression levels are important for determining susceptibility to OPs intoxication and risk of diseases related to inflammation and oxidative stress...
February 18, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
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