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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921425/uncovering-innovation-features-and-emerging-technologies-in-molecular-biology-through-patent-analysis
#1
Cristiano Gonçalves Pereira, Geciane Silveira Porto
Scientific research at universities has a crucial role in leveraging a country's innovative potential. Sectors that require greater investments in technology for the development of their research, such as biotechnology, need to be aware of the frontier state-of-the-art technology and the knowledge incrusted within it. Although the information available in scientific articles is well explored in academic environment, the patent literature, where much of the technological information is present, is still poorly accessed...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919971/b-chromosome-dynamics-in-prochilodus-costatus-teleostei-characiformes-and-comparisons-with-supernumerary-chromosome-system-in-other-prochilodus-species
#2
Silvana Melo, Ricardo Utsunomia, Manolo Penitente, Patrícia Elda Sobrinho-Scudeler, Fábio Porto-Foresti, Claudio Oliveira, Fausto Foresti, Jorge Abdala Dergam
Within the genus Prochilodus Agassiz, 1829, five species are known to carry B chromosomes, i.e. chromosomes beyond the usual diploid number that have been traditionally considered as accessory for the genome. Chromosome microdissection and mapping of repetitive DNA sequences are effective tools to assess the DNA content and allow a better understanding about the origin and composition of these elements in an array of species. In this study, a novel characterization of B chromosomes in Prochilodus costatus Valenciennes, 1850 (2n=54) was reported for the first time and their sequence complementarity with the supernumerary chromosomes observed in Prochilodus lineatus (Valenciennes, 1836) and Prochilodus argenteus Agassiz, 1829 was investigated...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919546/phylodynamics-of-the-brazilian-feline-immunodeficiency-virus
#3
Lucía Cano-Ortiz, Dennis Maletich Junqueira, Juliana Comerlato, Cristina Santos Costa, André Zani, Naila Blatt Duda, Caroline Tochetto, Raissa Nunes Dos Santos, Fernanda Vieira Amorim da Costa, Paulo Roehe, Ana Cláudia Franco
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), like other retroviruses, displays large genomic divergence when different isolates are compared. In this study, 31 FIV positive samples of domestic cats from Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil were used aiming at a detailed genomic characterization and a better understanding of the molecular epidemiology of the virus in Brazil. The proviral env genes were partially amplified, sequenced and compared with another 237 sequences from different continents. We identified several Brazilian highly supported clades (A, B1, B2, C and D) that suggest independent events of introduction of FIV in Brazil...
September 12, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913555/outcome-of-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-diagnosed-prenatally
#4
Bérengère Francois, Fréderic Gottrand, Alain Lachaux, Corinne Boyer, Bernard Benoit, Stéphanie De Smet
We analyzed the characteristics of the population with congenital portosystemic shunt diagnosed during the antenatal period and the organization of their perinatal care. This multicentric retrospective study included all the patients with a prenatal diagnosis of congenital portosystemic shunt. Between 1999 and 2015, 12 patients were included. Prenatal diagnosis was done at a median 26.5 weeks of gestation (21-34). All the patients presented intrahepatic CPSS, three of them had associated congenital cardiopathy, and one a Bannayan-Zonana syndrome...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913391/data-on-optical-coherence-tomography-guidance-for-the-management-of-angiographically-intermediate-left-main-bifurcation-lesions
#5
Ilaria Dato, Francesco Burzotta, Carlo Trani, Andrea Romano, Lazzaro Paraggio, Cristina Aurigemma, Italo Porto, Antonio Maria Leone, Giampaolo Niccoli, Filippo Crea
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Optical coherence tomography guidance for the management of angiographically intermediate left main bifurcation lesions: early clinical experience" [1]. In this article we reports details about our clinical experience with frequency domain-optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) guidance for the management of patients with left main (LM) bifurcation lesions of intermediate angiographic severity. LM patients were assessed by FD-OCT and, on the bases of the findings, managed by myocardial revascularization or conservative treatment (revascularization deferral)...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910190/waist-to-height-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-c-reactive-protein-levels
#6
Denise Tavares Giannini, Maria Cristina Caetano Kuschnir, Cecília Lacroix de Oliveira, Moyses Szklo
BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein is an acute-phase protein that has been found in association with adiposity and cardiovascular disease risk. In this paper, the objective was to assess the relationship of C-reactive protein to four anthropometric measurements: body mass index, waist-to-height ratio, C index, and waist circumference. METHODS: A cross-sectional random sample of the Study of Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents (Portuguese acronym "ERICA") was included in the study...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905254/use-of-eculizumab-in-a-systemic-lupus-erythemathosus-patient-presenting-thrombotic-microangiopathy-and-heterozygous-deletion-in-cfhr1-cfhr3-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
#7
REVIEW
Maria Izabel de Holanda, Luis Cristóvão Pôrto, Teresa Wagner, Luis Fernando Christiani, Lilian M P Palma
The association of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been described in 0.5 to 10% of cases, and patients present worse outcome. TMA is described as the association of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and an organ injury, frequently the kidney. This study describes a successful case of use of eculizumab in a patient with SLE and TMA refractory to standard therapy, and provides a literature review. Case description and search in PubMed and MEDLINE using systemic lupus erythemathous and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and eculizumab retrieved 15 case reports...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905008/probiotics-as-a-preventive-strategy-for-surgical-infection-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#8
Priscilla Régia de Andrade Calaça, Raquel Pedrosa Bezerra, Wendell Wagner Campos Albuquerque, Ana Lúcia Figueiredo Porto, Maria Taciana Holanda Cavalcanti
BACKGROUND: Infection following abdominal surgery remains a major factor in morbidity among colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Probiotic therapy has been suggested to improve the clinical and laboratory outcome of patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of probiotic lactic acid bacteria in patients with CRC in the pre- and postoperative phases. METHODS: Systematic database searches identified 1,080 related articles...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902289/exposure-source-prevalence-is-associated-with-gender-in-hepatitis-c-virus-patients-from-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
#9
Daniele Blasquez Olmedo, Patrícia Marraccini Precioso, António Lugdero-Correia, Guida da Silva, Angela Maria Guimarães Dos Santos, Luís Cristóvão Pôrto
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a worldwide public health problem. A characterisation of the differences in exposure sources among genders will enable improvements in surveillance actions. METHODS: Exposure data were obtained for 1180 confirmed HCV cases Brazil's mandatory reporting to epidemiological surveillance, which was directed by a reference laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Chi-square test (χ2) was used to assess the associations between exposure sources and gender...
September 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898614/-fine-needle-aspiration-of-thyroid-nodules-is-it-worth-repeating
#10
Vera Fernandes, Tânia Pereira, Catarina Eloy
INTRODUCTION: The fine-needle aspiration has a significant role in assessing the malignancy risk of thyroid nodules. There is uncertainty regarding the value of repeat fine-needle aspiration in benign nodules. This study aims to evaluate the concordance of results in consecutive fine-needle aspiration and to study the relevance of repetition in benign results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of the 4800 thyroid nodules fine-needle aspiration held in Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto between January 1, 2014 and May 2, 2016...
June 30, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891938/time-course-of-the-phenotype-of-blood-and-bone-marrow-monocytes-and-macrophages-in-the-lung-after-cigarette-smoke-exposure-in-vivo
#11
Camila Oliveira da Silva, Andréa Monte-Alto-Costa, Mariana Renovato-Martins, Filipe Jorge Viana Nascimento, Samuel Dos Santos Valença, Vincent Lagente, Luís Cristóvão Pôrto, Tatiana Victoni
Alveolar macrophages play a central role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Monocytes are recruited from blood during inflammation and then mature into alveolar macrophages. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cigarette smoke (CS) at different times in lung macrophages and monocytes from blood and bone marrow in mice. Male mice (C57BL/6, n = 45) were divided into groups: control, CS 5 days, CS 14 days and CS 30 days. Five days' CS exposure induced a pronounced influx of neutrophils and macrophages in the lung associated with increased levels of keratinocyte chemoattractant (KC), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), nitric oxide (NO) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-12...
September 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886998/propolis-reversed-cigarette-smoke-induced-emphysema-through-macrophage-alternative-activation-independent-of-nrf2
#12
Marina Valente Barroso, Isabella Cattani-Cavalieri, Lycia de Brito-Gitirana, Alain Fautrel, Vincent Lagente, Martina Schmidt, Luís Cristóvão Porto, Bruna Romana-Souza, Samuel Santos Valença, Manuella Lanzetti
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an incurable and progressive disease. Emphysema is the principal manifestation of COPD, and the main cause of this condition is cigarette smoke (CS). Natural products have shown antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent acute lung inflammation and emphysema, but there are few reports in the literature regarding therapeutic approaches to emphysema. We hypothesized that supplementation with natural extracts would repair lung damage in emphysema caused by CS exposure...
August 19, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886473/strategies-for-injury-prevention-in-brazilian-football-perceptions-of-physiotherapists-and-practices-of-premier-league-teams
#13
Maurício Couto Meurer, Marcelo Faria Silva, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
OBJECTIVES: To describe the physiotherapists perceptions and the current practices for injury prevention in elite football (soccer) clubs in Brazil. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Group of Science in Sports & Exercise, Federal University of Healthy Sciences of Porto Alegre (Brazil). PARTICIPANTS: 16 of the 20 football clubs involved in the Brazilian premier league 2015. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physiotherapists answered a structured questionnaire...
July 25, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882417/derivation-and-validation-model-for-hospital-hypoglycemia
#14
Javier Ena, Antonio Zapatero Gaviria, Marta Romero-Sánchez, Juana Carretero-Gómez, Francisco Javier Carrasco-Sánchez, José Vicente Segura-Heras, Ana Belkis Porto-Perez, Patricia Vázquez-Rodriguez, Concepción González-Becerra, Ricardo Gómez-Huelgas
BACKGROUND: An objective and simple prognostic model for hospitalized patients with hypoglycemia could be helpful in guiding initial intensity of treatment. METHODS: We carried out a derivation rule for hypoglycemia using data from a nationwide retrospective cohort study of patients with diabetes or hyperglycemia carried out in 2014 (n=839 patients). The rule for hypoglycemia was validated using a second data set from a nationwide retrospective cohort study carried out in 2016 (n=561 patients)...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878301/epa-dha-6-1-prevents-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-rats-role-of-nadph-oxidase-and-cox-derived-oxidative-stress
#15
Zahid Rasul Niazi, Grazielle C Silva, Thais Porto Ribeiro, Antonio J León-González, Mohamad Kassem, Abdur Mirajkar, Azhar Alvi, Malak Abbas, Faraj Zgheel, Valérie B Schini-Kerth, Cyril Auger
Eicosapentaenoic acid:docosahexaenoic acid (EPA:DHA) 6:1, an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid formulation, has been shown to induce a sustained formation of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase-derived NO, a major vasoprotective factor. This study examined whether chronic intake of EPA:DHA 6:1 prevents hypertension and endothelial dysfunction induced by angiotensin II (Ang II) in rats. Male Wister rats received orally corn oil or EPA:DHA 6:1 (500 mg kg(-1) per day) before chronic infusion of Ang II (0...
September 7, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876387/assessment-of-cow-and-farm-level-risk-factors-associated-with-ureaplasma-diversum-in-pasture-based-dairy-systems-a-field-study
#16
Josefa M Nascimento-Rocha, Benedito D DE Oliveira, Emannuel Arnhold, Regiani N G Pôrto, Svetlana F Lima, Maria Lucia Gambarini
Potential risk factors for Ureaplasma diversum in the vaginal mucus of 1,238 dairy cows were included in a multivariate logistic regression model, based on the cow level (i.e., granular vulvovaginitis [+GVV], yearly milk production [4500 kg or more], pregnancy, predominance of Bos taurus [+Bos Taurus], score of corporal condition [at least 2.5], concomitant positivity for Escherichia coli [+E.coli]), and farm level i.e., milking room hygiene (-Milking room), dunghill location, and replacement female). Ureaplasma diversum was present in 41...
August 31, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874954/aging-molecular-pathways-and-implications-on-the-cardiovascular-system
#17
REVIEW
Arthur José Pontes Oliveira de Almeida, Thaís Porto Ribeiro, Isac Almeida de Medeiros
The world's population over 60 years is growing rapidly, reaching 22% of the global population in the next decades. Despite the increase in global longevity, individual healthspan needs to follow this growth. Several diseases have their prevalence increased by age, such as cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Understanding the aging biology mechanisms is fundamental to the pursuit of cardiovascular health. In this way, aging is characterized by a gradual decline in physiological functions, involving the increased number in senescent cells into the body...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866982/protein-profile-of-leprosy-patients-with-plantar-ulcers-from-the-eastern-amazon-region
#18
Marineia Porto de Oliveira, Jorge Rodrigues de Sousa, Rafael Silva de Araujo, Tinara Leila de Sousa Aarão, Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the nutritional status of patients with leprosy and plantar ulcers are sparse. Therefore, the objective of this study was to describe the protein profile of leprosy patients with plantar ulcers from the Eastern Amazon region. METHODS: A case record form was created for 75 patients with leprosy (31 with plantar ulcers and 44 without plantar ulcers) with the following data: sociodemographic characteristics, clinical form of leprosy, presence or absence of plantar ulcers, and nutritional assessment using anthropometry consisting of the measurement of body mass index, arm circumference, arm muscle circumference, and triceps skinfold...
September 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865503/virtual-reality-simulation-as-a-tool-to-monitor-surgical-performance-indicators-viresi-observational-study
#19
Nuno Muralha, Manuel Oliveira, Maria Amélia Ferreira, José Costa-Maia
INTRODUCTION: Virtual reality simulation is a topic of discussion as a complementary tool to traditional laparoscopic surgical training in the operating room. However, it is unclear whether virtual reality training can have an impact on the surgical performance of advanced laparoscopic procedures. Our objective was to assess the ability of the virtual reality simulator LAP Mentor to identify and quantify changes in surgical performance indicators, after LAP Mentor training for digestive anastomosis...
May 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864822/hepcidin-is-regulated-by-promoter-associated-histone-acetylation-and-hdac3
#20
Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Pei Jin Lim, Tiago L Duarte, Carla Casu, Dorenda Oosterhuis, Katarzyna Mleczko-Sanecka, Maria Suciu, Ana Rita Da Silva, Kinda Al-Hourani, João Arezes, Kirsty McHugh, Sarah Gooding, Joe N Frost, Katherine Wray, Ana Santos, Graça Porto, Emmanouela Repapi, Nicki Gray, Simon J Draper, Neil Ashley, Elizabeth Soilleux, Peter Olinga, Martina U Muckenthaler, Jim R Hughes, Stefano Rivella, Thomas A Milne, Andrew E Armitage, Hal Drakesmith
Hepcidin regulates systemic iron homeostasis. Suppression of hepcidin expression occurs physiologically in iron deficiency and increased erythropoiesis but is pathologic in thalassemia and hemochromatosis. Here we show that epigenetic events govern hepcidin expression. Erythropoiesis and iron deficiency suppress hepcidin via erythroferrone-dependent and -independent mechanisms, respectively, in vivo, but both involve reversible loss of H3K9ac and H3K4me3 at the hepcidin locus. In vitro, pan-histone deacetylase inhibition elevates hepcidin expression, and in vivo maintains H3K9ac at hepcidin-associated chromatin and abrogates hepcidin suppression by erythropoietin, iron deficiency, thalassemia, and hemochromatosis...
September 1, 2017: Nature Communications
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