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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222408/severe-osteoporosis-with-multiple-spontaneous-vertebral-fractures-in-a-young-male-carrying-triple-polymorphisms-in-the-vitamin-d-receptor-collagen-type-1-and-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-related-peptide-5-genes
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Maria P Yavropoulou, Panagoulia Kollia, Dimitris Chatzidimitriou, Stavroula Samara, Lemonia Skoura, John G Yovos
: Osteoporosis is a common disease with a strong genetic component. Several studies have reported the vitamin D receptor (VDR), collagen type I (COL1A1), and LDL receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5) genes as the most likely candidates. However, most of the studies have been carried out in postmenopausal women and older men and show inconsistent results. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 26-year old male who presented with severe back pain of acute onset, unrelated to any kind of trauma, and diffuse myalgia...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222407/parathyroid-hormone-response-to-severe-vitamin-d-deficiency-is-associated-with-femoral-neck-bone-mineral-density-an-observational-study-of-405-women-with-hip-fracture
#2
Marco Di Monaco, Carlotta Castiglioni, Rosa Tappero
OBJECTIVE: Hip-fracture patients with vitamin D deficiency can have either secondary hyperparathyroidism or normal levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH). We hypothesized that bone mineral density (BMD) could be lower in patients with high PTH levels than in those with normal levels of PTH, irrespectively of the severity of vitamin D depletion. DESIGN: In this cross-sectional study, we examined 405 women who had serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D below 12ng/ml 20.0 ± 5.9 (mean ± SD) days after a hip-fracture...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222371/remediating-1-4-dioxane-contaminated-water-with-slow-release-persulfate-and-zerovalent-iron
#3
Ann Kambhu, Megan Gren, Wei Tang, Steve Comfort, Clifford E Harris
1,4-dioxane is an emerging contaminant that was used as a corrosion inhibitor with chlorinated solvents. Metal-activated persulfate can degrade dioxane but reaction kinetics have typically been characterized by a rapid decrease during the first 30 min followed by either a slower decrease or no further change (i.e., plateau). Our objective was to identify the factors responsible for this plateau and then determine if slow-release formulations of sodium persulfate and Fe(0) could provide a more sustainable degradation treatment...
February 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222304/fabrication-of-novel-visible-light-driven-agi-g-c3n4-composites-with-enhanced-visible-light-photocatalytic-activity-for-diclofenac-degradation
#4
Wei Zhang, Li Zhou, Jun Shi, Huiping Deng
A visible-light-driven heterostructured AgI/g-C3N4 was prepared by a deposition-precipitation method. The composition, structure, morphology, and optical properties of the photocatalyst were characterized by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller method (BET), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), transmission electron microscope (TEM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), UV-vis diffused reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL), photocurrent, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), respectively...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222262/a-nature-inspired-strategy-toward-superhydrophobic-fabrics-for-versatile-oil-water-separation
#5
Cailong Zhou, Zhaodan Chen, Hao Yang, Kun Hou, Xinjuan Zeng, Yanfen Zheng, Jiang Cheng
Phytic acid, a naturally occurring component, widely found in many plants, can strongly bond toxic mineral elements in human body due to its six phosphate groups. Some of the metal ions present the property of bonding with phytic acid to form insoluble coordination complexes aggregations even in room temperature. Herein, a superhydrophobic cotton fabric was prepared by a novel and facile nature-inspired strategy which introduced phytic acid metal complexes aggregations to generate rough hierarchical structures on fabric surface followed with PDMS modification...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222031/a-retrospective-analysis-of-longitudinal-changes-in-bone-mineral-content-in-cystic-fibrosis
#6
Adela Chirita-Emandi, Sheila Shepherd, Andreas Kyriakou, Jane D McNeilly, Carol Dryden, Donna Corrigan, Anne Devenny, Syed Faisal Ahmed
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe the longitudinal changes in bone mineral content and influencing factors, in children with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS: One hundred children (50 females) had dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) performed. Of these, 48 and 24 children had two to three scans, respectively over 10 years of follow-up. DXA data were expressed as lumbar spine bone mineral content standard deviation score (LSBMCSDS) adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity and bone area...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221885/antibacterial-and-antiadhesive-activities-of-extracts-from-edible-plants-against-soft-drink-spoilage-by-asaia-spp
#7
Hubert Antolak, Agata Czyzowska, Dorota Kregiel
This study was conducted to investigate the antibacterial and antiadhesive activities of ethanol extracts from five edible plant parts: cinnamon bark ( Cinnamomum zeylanicum ), licorice root ( Glycyrrhiza radix ), nettle leaves ( Urtica dioica ), green tea leaves ( Camellia sinensis ), and elderberry flowers ( Sambucus nigra ). The chemical constituents of the extracts were identified using high-performance liquid chromatography and liquid chromatography plus mass spectrometry. Six strains of Asaia lannensis and Asaia bogorensis bacteria isolated from spoiled commercial fruit-flavored noncarbonated mineral water were used...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221759/fast-decomposition-procedure-of-solid-samples-by-lithium-borates-fusion-employing-salicylic-acid
#8
Miha Trdin, Marijan Nečemer, Ljudmila Benedik
A new fast decomposition procedure for solid samples was developed. In this study, we investigated decomposition of samples by lithium borates fusion in combination with salicylic acid. The method described shortens the time required for the sample to be digested and loaded to a resin to up to 2 h, and it was especially suitable for alpha spectrometry measurements in emergency situations. Additionally, the method results in high radiochemical recoveries and when compared to other digestion methods (classical digestion utilizing mineral acids, microwave digestion, and lithium borates fusion in combination with polyethylene glycol (PEG)) gives comparable activity concentration values...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221141/-etiopathogenic-factors-of-the-different-types-of-urinary-litiasis
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Miguel Arrabal-Martín, María Carmen Cano-García, Miguel Ángel Arrabal-Polo, Alejandro Domínguez-Amillo, Nelson Canales-Casco, Javier de la Torre-Trillo, José Manuel Cózar-Olmo
In this review, we analyze the etiopathogenic principles of urinary lithiasis formation. In the kidney, calcifications that may cause renal lithiasis are produced as a consequence of processes that injury the urothelium at the papilla and Bellini's ducts. With the improvement of imaging techniques, mainly micro CT scan, it is possible to detect them and we may be able to anticipate to the formation of lithiasis. As we well know, there are different factors that influence the formation of the calculi depending on their composition...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221139/how-do-stones-form-is-unification-of-theories-on-stone-formation-possible
#10
Victoria Y Bird, Saeed R Khan
There are two basic pathways for formation of calcium based kidney stones. Most idiopathic calcium oxalate (CaOx) stones are formed in association with sub-epithelial plaques of calcium phosphate (CaP), known as Randall's plaques, on renal papillary surfaces. Crystal formation and retention within the terminal collecting ducts, the ducts of Bellini, leading to the formation of Randall's plugs, is the other pathway. Both pathways require supersaturation leading to crystallization, regulated by various crystallization modulators produced in response to changing urinary conditions...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221098/ion-transport-by-ameloblasts-during-amelogenesis
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A L J J Bronckers
Hypomineralization of developing enamel is associated with changes in ameloblast modulation during the maturation stage. Modulation (or pH cycling) involves the cyclic transformation of ruffle-ended (RE) ameloblasts facing slightly acidic enamel into smooth-ended (SE) ameloblasts near pH-neutral enamel. The mechanism of ameloblast modulation is not clear. Failure of ameloblasts of Cftr-null and anion exchanger 2 ( Ae2)-null mice to transport Cl(-) into enamel acidifies enamel, prevents modulation, and reduces mineralization...
March 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221007/ionic-colloidal-molding-as-a-biomimetic-scaffolding-strategy-for-uniform-bone-tissue-regeneration
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Jian Zhang, Jinpeng Jia, Jimin P Kim, Hong Shen, Fei Yang, Qiang Zhang, Meng Xu, Wenzhi Bi, Xing Wang, Jian Yang, Decheng Wu
Inspired by the highly ordered nanostructure of bone, nanodopant composite biomaterials are gaining special attention for their ability to guide bone tissue regeneration through structural and biological cues. However, bone malformation in orthopedic surgery is a lingering issue, partly due to the high surface energy of traditional nanoparticles contributing to aggregation and inhomogeneity. Recently, carboxyl-functionalized synthetic polymers have been shown to mimic the carboxyl-rich surface motifs of non-collagenous proteins in stabilizing hydroxyapatite and directing intrafibrillar mineralization in-vitro...
February 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220784/origin-of-heavy-rare-earth-mineralization-in-south-china
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Cheng Xu, Jindřich Kynický, Martin P Smith, Antonin Kopriva, Martin Brtnický, Tomas Urubek, Yueheng Yang, Zheng Zhao, Chen He, Wenlei Song
Heavy rare earth elements (HREE) are dominantly mined from the weathering crusts of granites in South China. Although weathering processes occur globally, no economic HREE resources of this type have yet been found outside China. Here, we report the occurrence of unidentified REE minerals in the granites from South Chinese deposits. They contain high levels of both HREE and light REE, but are strongly depleted in Ce, implying high oxidation state. These REE minerals show higher initial Nd isotope than primary REE-rich minerals (ɛNd(t)=0...
February 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220637/effect-of-selenium-supplementation-on-semen-characteristics-of-brazil-s-ram
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M Piagentini, D C Silva, Cpf Dell'Aqua, C F Moya-Araujo, V M Codognoto, A A Ramos, E Oba
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different concentrations of oral supplementation with selenium (Se) upon ram sperm parameters. Thirty rams managed in stall under intensive system were used and divided into five groups (six animals per group) as follows: control group (G1) mineral mixture supplementation without Se, group 2 (G2) mineral mixture supplemented with 5 mg/kg Se, group 3 (G3) supplemented with 10 mg/kg Se, group 4 (G4) supplemented with 15 mg/kg Se and group 5 (G5) supplemented with 20 mg/kg Se...
February 20, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220550/metabolomic-profiling-in-umbilical-venous-plasma-reveals-effects-of-dietary-rumen-protected-arginine-or-n-carbamylglutamate-supplementation-in-nutrient-restricted-hu-sheep-during-pregnancy
#15
L Sun, H Zhang, Y Fan, Y Guo, G Zhang, H Nie, F Wang
Maternal nutrient restriction during pregnancy is a major problem worldwide for human and animal production. Arginine (Arg) is critical to health, growth and reproduction. N-carbamylglutamate (NCG), a key enzyme in arginine synthesis, is not extensively degraded in rumen. The aim of this study was to investigate ameliorating effects of rumen-protected arginine (RP-Arg) and NCG supplementation on dietary in undernourished Hu sheep during gestation. From day 35 to 110 of gestation, 32 Hu ewes carrying twin foetuses were randomly divided into four groups: a control (CG) group (n = 8; fed 100% National Research Council (NRC) requirements for pregnant sheep), a nutrient-restricted (RG) group (n = 8; fed 50% NRC requirements, which included 50% mineral-vitamin mixture) and two treatment (Arg and NCG) groups (n = 8; fed 50% NRC requirements supplemented with 20 g/day RP-Arg or 5 g/day NCG, which included 50% mineral-vitamin mixture)...
February 20, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220444/spatial-assessment-of-water-quality-parameters-in-jhelum-city-pakistan
#16
Sadaf Javed, Asad Ali, Saleem Ullah
In this study, we assess the drinking water quality of Jhelum city. Two hundred and ninety-two drinking water samples were randomly collected in the study area. These samples were chemically analyzed for three key toxic (in excess) elements such as pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), and calcium. Geostatistical techniques such as variogram and kriging were used to investigate the spatial variations of these minerals across the city. The spatial structure for each element was found to be anisotropic, and thus, anisotropic variograms were used...
March 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220389/polymorphisms-in-key-bone-modulator-cytokines-genes-influence-bisphosphonates-therapy-in-postmenopausal-women
#17
C A D Lima, N R Javorski, A P O Souza, A D Barbosa, A P M C Valença, S Crovella, P R E Souza, J De Azevedo Silva, P Sandrin-Garcia
Osteoporosis is a multifactorial and debilitating disease resulting from decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and loss of tissue microarchitecture. Ineffective therapies may lead to bone fractures and subsequent death. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in key immune regulator genes have been associated with therapeutic response to bisphosphonates, which are the first therapeutic line of choice for osteoporosis. However, cytokine pathways and their relation with therapeutic adhesion remain to be fully elucidated...
February 21, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220293/effects-of-bisphosphonates-on-osteogenesis-and-osteoclastogenesis-signaling-during-the-endochondral-ossification-of-growing-rats
#18
Eloiza Rezende, Vivian Bradaschia-Correa, Fabio Siviero, Lucas M B Ambrosio, Victor E Arana-Chavez
Osteoclasts and chondroclasts are necessary, during endochondral ossification, for the resorption of primary bone and calcified cartilage septa, respectively. The bisphosphonates inhibit mineralized tissue resorption by various mechanisms according to the different types of this drug, which can affect bone remodeling during skeletal growth. The objective of the present study is to analyze the way that alendronate (ALN) and etidronate (ETN) can affect osteoclastogenesis and bone formation during endochondral ossification of the long bones of growing rats...
February 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220113/diverse-plant-associated-pleosporalean-fungi-from-saline-areas-ecological-tolerance-and-nitrogen-status-dependent-effects-on-plant-growth
#19
Yuan Qin, Xueyu Pan, Christian Kubicek, Irina Druzhinina, Komal Chenthamara, Jessy Labbé, Zhilin Yuan
Similar to mycorrhizal mutualists, the rhizospheric and endophytic fungi are also considered to act as active regulators of host fitness (e.g., nutrition and stress tolerance). Despite considerable work in selected model systems, it is generally poorly understood how plant-associated fungi are structured in habitats with extreme conditions and to what extent they contribute to improved plant performance. Here, we investigate the community composition of root and seed-associated fungi from six halophytes growing in saline areas of China, and found that the pleosporalean taxa (Ascomycota) were most frequently isolated across samples...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219956/mineral-status-in-canine-medial-coronoid-process-disease-a-cohort-study-using-analysis-of-hair-by-mass-spectrometry
#20
M Davies, J West, C Williams, D S Gardner
In several species, developmental skeletal diseases involving abnormal endochondral ossification have been associated with imbalanced mineral intake. Hair analysis reflects long-term mineral status. To determine the mineral content of hair from dogs with or without medial coronoid process disease (MCPD). Dogs with MCPD have a different profile of minerals known to influence metalloenzymes involved in endochondral ossification. After cleansing, chelation and acid digestion of hair samples (n=79 in total: control dogs, n=70 v MCPD, n=9), mineral profile (7 major and 25 trace elements) was determined by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry...
February 20, 2017: Veterinary Record
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