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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548837/the-role-of-the-hydroxyl-group-in-propofol-protein-target-recognition-insights-from-oniom-studies
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Ling Qiu, Jianguo Lin, Qingzhu Liu, Shanshan Wang, Gaochao Lv, Ke Li, Haiming Shi, Zhengkun Huang, Edward J Bertaccini
Propofol (PFL, 1-hydroxyl-2,6-diisopropylbenzene) is currently used widely as one of the most well-known intravenous anesthetics to relieve surgical suffering, but its mechanism of action is not yet clear. Previous experimental studies have demonstrated that the hydroxyl group of PFL plays a dominant role in the molecular recognition of PFL with receptors that lead to hypnosis. To further explore the mechanism of anesthesia induced by PFL in the present work, the exact binding features and interaction details of PFL with three important proteins, human serum albumin (HSA), the pH-gated ion channel from Gloeobacter violaceus (GLIC) and horse spleen apoferritin (HSAF), were investigated systematically by using a rigorous three-layer ONIOM(M06-2X/6-31+G*:PM6:AMBER) method...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548636/long-non-coding-rna-uca1-targets-mir-122-to-promote-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-glioma-cells
#2
Yang Sun, Jun-Gong Jin, Wei-Yang Mi, Hao Wu, Shi-Rong Zhang, Qiang Meng, Shi-Tao Zhang
Glioma is the most common and lethal intracranial malignant tumor. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identifiedas pivotal regulators in the tumorigenesis of glioma. However, the role of lncRNA urothelial carcinoma-associated 1 (UCA1) in the gliomagenesis is still unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the underlying function of UCA1 on glioma genesis. Results demonstrated that UCA1 was up-regulated in glioma tissue and indicated the poor prognosis. UCA1 knockdown induced by si-UCA1 significantly suppressed the proliferative, migrative and invasive activity of glioma cell lines (U87 and U251)...
May 5, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548226/multimodal-connectivity-based-parcellation-reveals-a-shell-core-dichotomy-of-the-human-nucleus-accumbens
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Xiaoluan Xia, Lingzhong Fan, Chen Cheng, Simon B Eickhoff, Junjie Chen, Haifang Li, Tianzi Jiang
The subdifferentiation of the nucleus accumbens (NAc) has been extensively studied using neuroanatomy and histochemistry, yielding a well-accepted dichotomic shell/core architecture that reflects dissociable roles, such as in reward and aversion, respectively. However, in vivo parcellation of these structures in humans has been rare, potentially impairing future research into the structural and functional characteristics and alterations of putative NAc subregions. Here, we used three complementary parcellation schemes based on tractography, task-independent functional connectivity, and task-dependent co-activation to investigate the regional differentiation within the NAc...
May 26, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548193/-therapeutic-potential-of-cannabis-sativa
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Marcia Avello L, Edgar Pastene N, Pola Fernández R, Pia Córdova M
Cannabis sativa (marihuana) is considered an illicit drug due to its psychoactive properties. Recently, the Chilean government opened to the use cannabis in the symptomatic treatment of some patients. The biological effects of cannabis render it useful for the complementary treatment of specific clinical situations such as chronic pain. We retrieved scientific information about the analgesic properties of cannabis, using it as a safe drug. The drug may block or inhibit the transmission of nervous impulses at different levels, an effect associated with pain control...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548179/threading-of-various-u-shaped-bidentate-axles-into-a-heteroditopic-macrocyclic-wheel-via-ni-ii-cu-ii-templation
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Mandira Nandi, Saikat Santra, Bidyut Akhuli, Pradyut Ghosh
The threading of 'U' shaped bent axles having diverse functionalities (Axle1-Axle10) is investigated by using a heteroditopic amido-amine macrocyclic (MC) wheel via Ni(II) or Cu(II) metal ion templation. These bent shaped axles are the derivatives of 4,4'-substituted 2,2'-bipyridine, which are composed of various terminal groups like alkene, alkyne, bromide, hydroxyl and azide. Such metallo [2]pseudorotaxanes are well characterised by ESI-MS, EPR and FT-IR spectroscopic studies, UV-Vis absorption studies, elemental analysis and single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies wherever possible...
May 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547772/the-dynamics-of-texture-perception-of-hard-solid-food-a-review-of-the-contribution-of-the-temporal-dominance-of-sensations-technique
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Susana Fiszman, Amparo Tarrega
The present paper reviews the use of temporal dominance of sensations (TDS) sensory methodology in relation to texture evaluation. From more than 100 papers initially screened, 28 dealing with the texture of hard solid foods that require mastication were selected. The attributes evaluated by TDS were comprehensively analyzed and the phases of the mastication period in which they occurred were studied. The relation between these attributes and the initial mechanical food properties, the particle size, shape, and aggregation of the increasingly destroyed food structure, and the evolving properties of the bolus through to swallowing were also examined...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547663/pediatric-predispositional-genetic-risk-communication-potential-utility-for-prevention-and-control-of-melanoma-risk-as-an-exemplar
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Yelena P Wu, Darren Mays, Wendy Kohlmann, Kenneth P Tercyak
Predispositional genetic testing among minor children is intensely debated due to the potential benefits and harms of providing this type of genetic information to children and their families. Existing guidelines on pediatric genetic testing state that predispositional testing could be appropriate for minors if preventive services exist that mitigate children's risk for or severity of the health condition in question. We use the example of hereditary melanoma to illustrate the rationale for and potential application of genetic risk communication for an adult-onset cancer to a pediatric population where childhood behaviors may reduce risk of disease later in life...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547387/rainbow-of-kibou-rok-study-a-breast-cancer-survivor-cohort-in-japan
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Yuri Mizota, Yasuo Ohashi, Takuji Iwase, Hiroji Iwata, Masataka Sawaki, Takayuki Kinoshita, Naruto Taira, Hirofumi Mukai, Seiichiro Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Although there are a large number of epidemiological studies investigating the etiological role of lifestyle factors in breast cancer, there are few studies on the association between lifestyle factors and breast cancer prognosis. To investigate the influence of lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity, use of complementary and alternative medicine, and psychosocial factors on prognosis, we designed a large-scale cohort study of female breast cancer patients in Japan...
May 25, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547179/telomere-length-measurement-by-qpcr-in-birds-is-affected-by-storage-method-of-blood-samples
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Sophie Reichert, Hannah Froy, Winnie Boner, Theresa M Burg, Francis Daunt, Robert Gillespie, Kate Griffiths, Sue Lewis, Richard A Phillips, Dan H Nussey, Pat Monaghan
Given the potential role of telomeres as biomarkers of individual health and ageing, there is an increasing interest in studying telomere dynamics in a wider range of taxa in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology. Measuring telomere length across the lifespan in wild animal systems is essential for testing these hypotheses, and may be aided by archived blood samples collected as part of longitudinal field studies. However, sample collection, storage, and DNA extraction methods may influence telomere length measurement, and it may, therefore, be difficult to balance consistency in sampling protocol with making the most of available samples...
May 25, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547013/new-cfd-tools-to-evaluate-nasal-airflow
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M A Burgos, E Sanmiguel-Rojas, C Del Pino, M A Sevilla-García, F Esteban-Ortega
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a mathematical tool to analyse airflow. As currently CFD is not a usual tool for rhinologists, a group of engineers in collaboration with experts in Rhinology have developed a very intuitive CFD software. The program MECOMLAND(®) only required snapshots from the patient's cross-sectional (tomographic) images, being the output those results originated by CFD, such as airflow distributions, velocity profiles, pressure, temperature, or wall shear stress. This is useful complementary information to cover diagnosis, prognosis, or follow-up of nasal pathologies based on quantitative magnitudes linked to airflow...
May 25, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546976/a-comparison-the-effects-of-reflexology-and-relaxation-on-the-psychological-symptoms-in-women-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Mozhgan Soheili, Fatemeh Nazari, Vahid Shaygannejad, Mahboobeh Valiani
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) occurs with a variety of physical and psychological symptoms, yet there is not a conclusive cure for this disease. Complementary medicine is a current treatment which seems is effective in relieving symptoms of patients with MS. Therefore, this study is aimed to determine and compare the effects of reflexology and relaxation on anxiety, stress, and depression in women with MS. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study is a randomized clinical trial that is done on 75 women with MS referred to MS Clinic of Kashani Hospital...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546748/bronchiectasis-in-copd-patients-more-than-a-comorbidity
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Miguel Angel Martinez-Garcia, Marc Miravitlles
Computed tomography scan images have been used to identify different radiological COPD phenotypes based on the presence and severity of emphysema, bronchial wall thickening, and bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis is defined as an abnormal dilation of the bronchi, usually as a result of chronic airway inflammation and/or infection. The prevalence of bronchiectasis in patients with COPD is high, especially in advanced stages. The identification of bronchiectasis in COPD has been defined as a different clinical COPD phenotype with greater symptomatic severity, more frequent chronic bronchial infection and exacerbations, and poor prognosis...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546742/association-between-belief-and-attitude-toward-preference-of-complementary-alternative-medicine-use
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Farida Islahudin, Intan Azura Shahdan, Suzani Mohamad-Samuri
BACKGROUND: There is a steep increase in the consumer use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM), with many users unaware of the need to inform their health care providers. Various predictors including psychosocial factors such as beliefs and behavior have been accounted for preference toward CAM use, with varying results. METHODS: This study investigates the belief and attitude regarding preference toward CAM use among the Malaysian population by using a questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546680/the-impact-of-the-yogic-lifestyle-on-cancer-prognosis-and-survival-can-we-target-cancer-stem-cells-with-yoga
#14
Kavita Beri
Cancer has recently been known to originate from stem cell-like cells, called cancer stem cells (CSCs). Their unique properties of self-duplication, multiplication, as well as migration give the CSC resistance over conventional cancer therapies. Newer therapies are in developmental stage to target these stem cell-like populations and become the vanguard of future treatments. Several complementary and alternative treatments have been used in cancer management as an adjunct to conventional therapy to improve the overall quality of life and reduce recurrence...
May 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546591/the-healthcare-system-and-the-provision-of-oral-healthcare-in-european-union-member-states-part-8-italy
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M Bindi, C Paganelli, K A Eaton, E Widström
In Italy healthcare is provided for all Italian citizens and residents and it is delivered mainly by public providers, with some private or private-public entities. Italy's public healthcare system - the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) - is organised by the Ministry of Health and administered on a devolved regional basis. It is financed by general taxation that provides universal coverage, largely free of charge at the point of service. The central government establishes the basic national health benefits package, which must be uniformly provided throughout the country, through services guaranteed under the NHS provision called LEA - (Livelli Essenziali di Assistenza [Essential Level of Assistance]) and allocates national funds to the regions...
May 26, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546583/hybridizing-feature-selection-and-feature-learning-approaches-in-qsar-modeling-for-drug-discovery
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Ignacio Ponzoni, Víctor Sebastián-Pérez, Carlos Requena-Triguero, Carlos Roca, María J Martínez, Fiorella Cravero, Mónica F Díaz, Juan A Páez, Ramón Gómez Arrayás, Javier Adrio, Nuria E Campillo
Quantitative structure-activity relationship modeling using machine learning techniques constitutes a complex computational problem, where the identification of the most informative molecular descriptors for predicting a specific target property plays a critical role. Two main general approaches can be used for this modeling procedure: feature selection and feature learning. In this paper, a performance comparative study of two state-of-art methods related to these two approaches is carried out. In particular, regression and classification models for three different issues are inferred using both methods under different experimental scenarios: two drug-like properties, such as blood-brain-barrier and human intestinal absorption, and enantiomeric excess, as a measurement of purity used for chiral substances...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545630/the-role-of-motor-imagery-in-learning-via-instructions
#17
Marijke Theeuwes, Baptist Liefooghe, Maarten De Schryver, Jan De Houwer
Learning via instructions and learning through physical practice are complementary pathways to obtain skilled performance. Whereas an initial task representation can be formed on the basis of instructions, physically practicing novel instructions leads to a shift in processing mode from controlled processing toward more automatic processing. This shift in processing mode is supposedly caused by the formation of a pragmatic task representation, which includes task parameters needed to attain skilled task execution...
May 23, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544816/analytical-characterization-of-three-cathinone-derivatives-4-mpd-4%C3%A2-f-php-and-bk-epdp-purchased-as-bulk-powder-from-online-vendors
#18
Orapan Apirakkan, Anca Frinculescu, Trevor Shine, Mark C Parkin, Agostino Cilibrizzi, Nunzianda Frascione, Vincenzo Abbate
Novel emerging drugs of abuse, also referred as new psychoactive substances (NPS), constitute an ever-changing mixture of chemical compounds designed to circumvent legislative controls by means of chemical modifications of previously banned recreational drugs. One of such class, synthetic cathinones, namely β-keto derivatives of amphetamines, has been largely abused over the past decade. A number of new synthetic cathinones are detected each year, either in bulk powders/crystals or in biological matrices. It is therefore important to continuously monitor the supply of new synthetic derivatives and promptly report them...
May 23, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544610/phenol-enriched-olive-oils-modify-paraoxonase-related-variables-a-randomized-crossover-controlled-trial
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Sara Fernández-Castillejo, Ana-Isabel García-Heredia, Rosa Solà, Jordi Camps, Maria-Carmen López de la Hazas, Marta Farràs, Anna Pedret, Úrsula Catalan, Laura Rubió, Maria-José Motilva, Olga Castañer, María-Isabel Covas, Rosa-Maria Valls
SCOPE: Low paraoxonase (PON)1 activities, and high PON1 and low PON3 protein levels are characteristic of cardiovascular disease. Our aim was to assess short and long-term effects of virgin olive oils (VOO), enriched with their own phenolic compounds (PC; FVOO) or with them plus complementary PC from thyme (FVOOT), on PON-related variables and the mechanisms involved. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two randomized, controlled, double-blind, and crossover interventions were conducted...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544287/fast-clearable-nanocarriers-conducting-chemo-photothermal-combination-therapy-to-inhibit-recurrence-of-malignant-tumors
#20
Lingzhi Zhao, Wei Yuan, Huijun Phoebe Tham, Hongzhong Chen, Pengyao Xing, Huijing Xiang, Xin Yao, Xiaochen Qiu, Yu Dai, Liangliang Zhu, Fuyou Li, Yanli Zhao
Inhomogeneous heating by photothermal therapy (PTT) during cancer treatment often results in the recurrence of tumors. Thus, integrating PTT with chemotherapy (CHT) may provide a complementary treatment for enhanced therapeutic efficiency. Herein, this study develops a hollow structured polymer-silica nanohybrid (HPSN) as a nanocarrier to simultaneously deliver the anticancer drug paclitaxel and photothermal agent palladium phthalocyanine to tumors through enhanced permeation and the retention effect. A combinational CHT/PTT therapy on mice bearing aggressive tumor grafts is conducted...
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